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David J. Bright

                        [CONNECTI0N WITH “GEUDA SPRINGS” GROUND.]
Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1876.
The man who told Al. Pruden that his cow sucks herself told an untruth. D. J. BRIGHT.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
Full Report of All the Business Transacted by the Board of County Commissioners Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 10, 11, and 12.
Petition of P. H. Somers and others, of Creswell Township, asking for the location of a section line road, presented, and granted, and Ed. Hoyt, David Bright, and F. A. Cowles appointed viewers; and the County Clerk is hereby ordered to give the necessary legal notice.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1876.
PURCHASED. Dr. Houston has purchased D. J. Bright’s farm on the Arkansas 1-1/2 miles from town for $2,800.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1876.
Mr. D. J. Bright, having sold his farm on the Arkan­sas, will dispose of the following property at auction May 6, 1876, at his residence: 1 cow, 2 yearlings, farming implements, and household furniture. Terms, one year with approved security.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
D. J. BRIGHT starts for the Centennial this week.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 16, 1876.
D. J. BRIGHT, who sold his farm to Dr. Houston and started Centennialward, returned about a week ago. He didn’t get any further than Indiana, however, when he shifted and struck down into Arkansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.
Another jewelry swindler “took in” a lot of the unwary last Monday. Tom Boner lost $16 and David Bright a small sum.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 22, 1877.
WHEAT. DAVID BRIGHT left us some very fine looking wheat raised by himself on his farm on the Arkansas. It does not weigh as heavy as it should however. One pint weighed three-quarters of a pound.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.
One of the largest cabbage heads we have seen for many a day was left in our office by David Bright. It was grown on the sandy land of the Arkansas River and weighed twenty-one pounds.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                         R. L. Walker to David J. Bright, sw 6, 34, 3, 160 acres, $585.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
          David Bright and wife to Hackney & McDonald, sw. 6, 34, 3; 159½ acres, $290.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 27, 1878.
DIED. On Saturday evening, of pneumonia, a little girl of David Bright’s, aged six years.

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
There is a case on docket for next court entitled “Buck vs. Bright,” and the lawyers will “whoa, haw, Buck!” and “goe, Bright!”
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
                               CIVIL DOCKET. Mary H. Buck v. D. J. Bright et al.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 22, 1878.
                                        HAIL COLUMBIA, UNHAPPY LAND.
A very severe hail storm descended last Friday evening, and did considerable damage to the wheat crop in the vicinity of Thomasville. In the vicinity of D. Bright’s and Passmore’s it was about half threshed and laid level with the ground. It was fortunate the hail was confined to a limited scope.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 21, 1878.
David Bright left us a cabbage weighing fifteen pounds.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.
The following cases were tried before Judge Campbell during the term of court, up to September 5, 1878.
                                     Mary H. Buck vs. D. J. Bright et al. Dismissed.
Note: Mary H. Buck was represented by Webb & Black.
          David J. Bright was represented by Hackney & McDonald.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 27, 1878.
LOST. A large cable log chain eleven feet long, lost between town and Mr. Goff’s farm or between there and David Bright’s farm. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving the chain at K. F. Smith’s shop. DAVID BRIGHT.
Note: Checked file through Traveler 881_03 and quit.
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