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Creswell Bank

                                        JAMES L. HUEY, ARKANSAS CITY.
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color                Place/birth           Where from
James Huey            28   m    w             Pennsylvania                 Illinois
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
                                               COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, April 10, 1876.
By virtue of authority vested in the Board, by reason of chapter 77 of the session laws of 1875, be it remembered that the Board have on this 11th day of April, 1876, appointed James L. Huey County Treasurer of Cowley County, Kansas, to serve from the first Tuesday of July, 1876, to the second Tuesday of October, 1876, and the County Clerk is hereby ordered to notify him of said appointment.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 7, 1876.
                                                              NEW LEGS.
James L. Huey has just returned from St. Louis, where he has been to purchase a set of new legs. Jim could generally get away with most any one with his old ones.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
In this issue appears the card of Huey & Mitchell, real estate agents. Office over J. I. Mitchell’s harness store. These gentlemen are reliable businessmen who have the confidence of the community. If you want a deed, mortgage, or note drawn, call on them.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.
MITCHELL and HUEY are talking of erecting a building on the vacant lot between the Post Office and Mr. Bonsall’s gallery.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.
                                   TWENTY-SIX BUILDINGS UNDER WAY.
A BUILDING ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED A FEW WEEKS AGO, and entered into by twelve parties, agreeing to build a house each. Since then fourteen more have declared their intention to build. The original twelve were:
S. P. Channell, W. M. Sleeth, A. A. Newman, L. H. Gardner, O. P. Houghton, Gardner Mott, H. P. Farrar, Silas Parker, J. L. Huey, C. R. Sipes, R. C. Haywood, James Wilson.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1878.
A petition has been circulated asking the County Commission­ers to appoint James L. Huey, Trustee of Creswell Township, in place of M. R. Leonard, who resigned.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
                                                  Commissioners’ Proceedings.
Monday, the 14th. New board: R. F. Burden, chairman; W. M. Sleeth and G. L. Gale. Appointed John B. Lynn and Frank Williams to assist Judge Gans in counting the county funds; appointed Jas. L. Huey trustee of Creswell Township, vice Leonard, resigned; let the pauper contract to Butterfield, of Silverdale Township; let the medical attendance to Dr. Shepard, of Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1878.

MITCHELL & HUEY will remove to their new office over Houghton & McLaughlin’s store next week.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
The phiz of the assessor is abroad in the land. It is James Huey this year.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
L. B. HATCH, representing the New York Life Insurance Company, was in town last Friday, and has appointed J. L. Huey local agent for the company. Jim will make a good agent, and expects to talk us all blind as soon as the necessary blanks arrive. The company is spoken of in the highest terms.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
MONEY TO LOAN, on first class real estate securities, for two and three years. Inquire of J. L. HUEY.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.
                          J. L. HUEY, LAND, LOAN AND INSURANCE AGENT.
One to five-year loans with good real estate security negotiated at from 8 to 12 per cent and small commission.        Deeds and Mortgages
                                                    Made and acknowledged.
                                      OFFICE ON NORTH SUMMIT STREET.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 26, 1880.
Mr. James Wilson will remove his large stock of dry goods, etc., into Huey’s new brick building tomorrow, he having leased the same for three years.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 14, 1880.
J. L. Huey will soon commence the erection of a brick building, 20 x 30, on Summit street between the Central drug store and Houghton & Speers’ clothing store.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.
The new building just opened by J. L. Huey, as a bank, is one of the best fitted and most tastefully finished buildings in town. The same was under contract, by Messrs. Beecher & Son, who did the work entirely themselves, and the result is one that reflects great credit upon these gentlemen as No. 1 workmen.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1880.
                                                       CRESWELL BANK,
                                                   ARKANSAS CITY, KAS.
                                                       J. L. HUEY, Cashier.
Exchange bought and sold,
Money loaned at the very lowest rates on personal and real estate securities.
Agent for Hartford, Connecticut, Springfield, Phoenix, Continental and American Central Fire Insurance Companies.
Deeds and Mortgages made and acknowledged.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Frank Hess, of Arkansas City, made us a pleasant call Tuesday. He is engaged in Huey’s bank.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

A railroad company has been organized to build a road from Arkansas City to Geuda Springs and westward. The directors are H. B. Pruden of Ohio, J. W. Devoire, of Indiana, W. P. Hackney, James Huey, Maj. O’Gradey, C. R. Mitchell, and W. M. Berkey, of Cowley County. The capital stock is $250,000 in shares of $100 each.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.
Frank J. Hess yesterday sold to J. C. Duncan the brick building owned by J. L. Huey and now occupied as a billiard saloon. Consideration $2,500. Mr. Duncan intends to remove his stock of groceries thereto.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.
The stock in the Highland Hall company, which was at first held by nearly all our businessmen, is now owned by some twelve or fifteen parties; the heavier owners being Messrs. J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, W. M. Sleeth, Stacy Matlack, O. P. Houghton, J. B. Nipp, Schiffbauer Bros., and J. T. Shepard.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
J. L. Huey last Monday purchased the Leland Hotel property, consisting of the building and three lots. So long as the present lease holds good, no change will be made; but at the expiration of the lease, Mr. Huey contemplates the erection of a substantial business block, with seventy-five feet front. This is a fine corner, and will prove a most excellent investment for the Creswell Bank.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.
                                                        Arkansas City Bank.
One of the most important business changes inaugurated with the new year in Arkansas City is the reorganization of the Creswell Bank under the name of the Arkansas City bank, with Samuel Newell as President, Calvin Dean, Vice President, and J. L. Huey, Cashier. This bank has a capital of $100,000, which with the well known character of the above gentlemen places it upon a most solid basis. All checks, etc., drawn upon the late Creswell bank will be honored by the Arkansas City bank, and with the exception of the change in name, the business will be conducted as usual. These gentlemen start in the new enterprise under the most favorable auspices, and we bespeak for them still greater prosperity.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.
                                                          Township Election.
The following shows the result of the election held on the 5th inst. There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.
TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.
CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.
TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
               Stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, Arkansas City.
This association, of which we gave particulars in a former issue, is now in readiness for active work, all its shares being taken, as will be seen by the following list of stockholders.
Name, Shares, Amount.
Geo. E. Hasie, 20, $2,000
M. S. Hasie, 20, $2,000

A. A. Newman, 20, $2,000
G. W. Cunningham, 20, $2,000
H. P. Farrar, 20, $2,000
W. M. Sleeth, 20, $2,000
T. R. Houghton, 20, $2,000
J. L. Huey, 20, $2,000
T. H. McLaughlin, 10, $1,000
F. J. Hess, 5, $500
J. C. Topliff, 5, $500
W. S. Houghton, 5, $500
Kimmel & Moore, 5, $500
Howard Bros., 5, $500
A. J. Chapel, 5, $500
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
                                                         Railroad Meeting.
A railroad meeting was called on last Monday, March 3, at I. H. Bonsall’s office, for the purpose of considering the narrow gauge proposition now before the people and taking steps to insure its defeat. Mr. T. McIntire was made chairman and I. H. Bonsall secretary. A resolution to the effect that the interests of Cowley County demanded the defeat of this proposition was read and unanimously endorsed, and the following committee was appointed to raise funds to defray the expenses of canvassing the county: A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, James Benedict, T. H. McLaughlin, and J. L. Huey. Messrs. A. A. Wiley, J. B. Nipp, A. J. Chapel, O. S. Rarick, T. H. McLaughlin, and N. T. Snyder were appointed as committee on arrangements with power to select sub-committees, to take whatever steps may be deemed necessary to accomplish the object of the meeting. The meeting then adjourned to next Saturday at 2 p.m. at Highland Hall, when we hope to see a general turn out of businessmen and farmers.
Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.
                                                         Railroad Meeting.
A railroad meeting was called last Monday, March 3, to take measures for defeating the proposition to vote county bonds for the narrow gauge railroad next Tuesday. A motion was made that the voters of Creswell Township vote against said proposition, and was carried unanimously. On motion, the following committees were appointed by the chair:
A. A. Newman, Wm. M. Sleeth, Jas. Benedict, T. H. McLaughlin, and Jas. L. Huey were appointed as a committee to raise funds to pay the expenses of canvassing the county.
A. A. Wiley, J. B. Nipp, A. J. Chapel, O. S. Rarick, T. H. McLaughlin, and N. T. Snyder were appointed a committee on arrangements, with power to select sub-committees to canvass and make any arrangements necessary to accomplish the object of the meeting.
The meeting then adjourned to convene today, at 2 p.m., at Highland Hall, when we hope to see a good crowd assembled.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

ELECTION NOTICE. To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Notice is hereby given, in pursuance of a petition duly presented to the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of said township, on the 4th day of March, 1884, that on the 5th day of April, 1884, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. of said day, at the usual place of holding elections in and for said Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell Township, in the amount of five thousand ($5,000) dollars; said bonds to run ten years, and to draw interest at the rate of seven percent per annum, payable semi-annually, principal and interest payable at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas, in the city of New York. Said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge over the Walnut River near Arkansas City in said county, at the point, or as near thereto as practicable, where the north line of section thirty one, township thirty-four, south range 4, east, crosses said river, and what is known as Harmon’s ford. Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of the state of Kansas, and those in favor of building the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written on their ballots “For the bridge and bonds,” and those voting against the building of the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words “Against the bridge and bonds.”
By order of the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Done at Arkansas City, Kansas, this 4th day of March, 1884.
                                                   M. N. SINNOTT, Trustee.
                                                    JAS. L. HUEY, Treasurer.
                                                     W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.
Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.
A large number of the citizens of this township assembled at Highland Hall in this city last Tuesday evening to take action upon the proposition of the directors of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad to run their road to this city, upon Creswell Township’s voting bonds for $35,000 of the capital stock of said road. Judge T. McIntire was elected chairman, and S. W. Duncan, secretary. Upon being requested James Hill stated the object of the meeting, and, with convincing arguments, he dwelt at length upon the advantages of the road to the township and the city. James N. Young, president of the railroad company, then read the proposition, and a motion was made to adopt it, upon which considerable argument was produced. Pending the discussion, C. R. Sipes offered as a substitute for the motion that Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. H. McLaughlin, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, M. N. Sinnott, G. W. Cunningham, and James Benedict be appointed a committee to confer with the directors of the railroad present, and examine the proposition submitted and report whether it was suitable to the wants of the township, and just, and legally binding. The substitute was adopted and the committee, after making some small changes in the proposition, reported favorably, whereupon the house on motion adopted the report of the committee, and passed the motion to adopt the proposition as amended by the committee.
On motion of James Hill the chair appointed T. H. McLaughlin, G. W. Cunningham, and J. L. Huey a committee to have the petitions printed and circulated for signers. The meeting then adjourned.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

                                Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company.
A meeting of the stockholders in the above enterprise was held in the Cowley County Bank Monday evening, and a stock company formed for the purpose of erecting and operating a woolen mill on our canal. The capital stock is $40,000. Mr. J. H. Gordon, who with Mr. Sanborn visited this city a few weeks since in the interest of a woolen mill, has been here about two weeks talking up the matter, and left yesterday morning for his home in Missouri. A charter for the company will be secured at once. The stockholders in this enterprise comprise our most solid businessmen. The directors for the first year are James Hill, J. H. Gordon, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, W. M. Sleeth, A. A. Newman, and T. H. McLaughlin. The work will be pushed as rapidly as possible, and in a few months the busy hum of our woolen mill will be heard by the finest water power in the state, furnishing employment to more than forty operatives and starting Arkansas City firmly on the road as a manufacturing city.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
Does a General Banking Business. PAYS INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. Funds Guarded by Sargent & Greenleaf’s Time Lock. Your Business is Respectfully Solicited.
Arkansas City Republican, March 14, 1885.
J. L. Huey is going to build an addition to the Arkansas City Bank. It will be 25 x 30 feet and will contain a vault. Mr. Huey has orders already in for the vault doors, and the work will begin shortly.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
Thursday morning the Johnson Loan and Trust Company was formed. The company starts off with a cash capital of $100,000. The incorporators are: A. B. Johnson, J. P. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, H. P. Farrar, Maj. W. M. Sleeth, Calvin Dean, J. L. Huey, and C. A. Howard. The company is formed for the purpose of making loans on real estate and to negotiate loans in the New England states. Several of the incorporators reside in that section. The company’s office will be in the vacant room in the rear portion of the Cowley County Bank building. They will be ready for business about May 1, 1885.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 18, 1885.
The Johnson Loan and Trust Company have received their charter and Tuesday night the organization was perfected. H. P. Farrar was chosen president; J. L. Huey Vice-president; A. D. Prescott secretary; J. P. Johnson treasurer; and A. B. Johnson general manager. The company will be ready for business May 1st.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.
H. P. FARRAR, President
J. L. HUEY, Vice President
A. D. PRESCOTT, Secretary
J. P. JOHNSON, Treasurer
A. B. JOHNSON, General Manager
                                   JOHNSON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY
                                                       Arkansas City, Kansas

                                                          Capital, $100,000.
                                   Money to loan on improved farms at lowest rates.
                                Call and see us in the Cowley County Bank Building.
Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.
This week the Johnson Loan and Trust Company change their ad. Read it and then call at the office and interview the affable A. D. Prescott. This company gives superior inducements to money borrowers.
H. P. Farrar, Pres.
J. L. Huey, Vice-Pres.
A. D. Prescott, Sec.
J. P. Johnson, Treas.
A. B. Johnson, Gen. Manager.
                                   JOHNSON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                                                          Capital, $100,000.
                               Money to Loan on improved farms at the lowest rates.
                                            We Loan our own Money. No delay.
                     Money furnished as soon as property and title are found satisfactory.
All business pertaining to making or paying off a Loan transacted at our office in the First National Bank Building.
Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.
J. R. Rogers and J. L. Huey have purchased the flouring mill of W. H. Speers, down on the canal, and by October will have a complete roller system in operation. The firm will do business under the name of J. L. Huey & Co. Mr. Rogers is a first-class miller and a young and energetic businessman. Mr. Huey is one of our bankers and is known to all. We wish the new firm success.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.
                                                   ALMOST ONE MILLION
             Dollars Worth of Improvements Made to Arkansas City This Building Season.
The following is a partial list of the improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885.
                                 Huey & Rogers, flouring mill, fixtures, etc.: $30,000
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.
                                  BOARD OF TRADE, OF ARKANSAS CITY.
                                         The Constitution and By-Laws Adopted.
                                                   BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
A. J. Pyburn, Chairman; W. M. Sleeth, H. D. Kellogg, T. H. McLaughlin, F. P. Schiffbauer, James Hill, C. S. Burroughs, G. W. Cunningham, Amos Walton, N. T. Snyder, W. D. Mowry, A. D. Prescott, J. L. Huey, and A. A. Newman.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
                                                        The Cracker Factory.

Thursday Geo. W. Cunningham and L. B. Davidson received the charter for the Arkansas City cracker factory. The capital stock is $20,000. The directors are L. B. Davidson, of New York; James L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, G. W. Cunningham, N. T. Snyder, and F. J. Hess. The stock is all subscribed and the company is now looking up a building site. It proposes to erect a building suitable for the business and place the machinery in and commence operations as soon as possible. Mr. Davidson is an experienced cracker manufacturer and will have charge of the factory. He will go east Monday to make the necessary purchases of machinery and also to remove his family here. Thus does Arkansas City’s great boom go on.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
Articles of incorporation were today filed with the secretary of state organizing the Memphis, Kansas & Western railroad company. The incorporators are S. B. Fleming, James L. Huey, and Frank Hess, of Arkansas City; Eliphas P. Miller and Chas. L. Cerry, of Cherryvale; John B. Montgomery, of Oswego; and others. The charger provides for a standard gauge railroad and telegraph line from Memphis through Arkansas and Missouri to the eastern boundary of Kansas, thence through the counties of Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Cowley, Sumner, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Rush, Ness, Hodgeman, Trego, Gove, Lane, St. John, Wichita, Greely, and Wallace, with a branch through Harper, Barber, Comanche, Clark, Mead, Seward, Stevens, and Norton counties. The principal offices at Winfield. The capital stock is $10,000,000. Journal.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
                                                        The State Line Road.
A charter was filed the latter part of last week with the Secretary of State for the Memphis & Western Railroad company, with eleven directors as follows. George Miller, Andrew Graff, James Scandriff, of Wellington; S. B. Fleming, James Huey, and Frank Hess, of Arkansas City; E. P. Miller and Charles Berry, of Cherryvale; John Montgomery, of Oswego; and Allen C. Kirby, of St. Louis.
The charter provides for a standard road from Memphis on the Mississippi, through Arkansas and Missouri to the east line of the State of Kansas, thence through the counties of Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Chautauqua, Cowley, Sumner, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Stafford, Edwards, Pawnee, Barton, Rush, Ness, Hodgeman, Trego, Grove, Lane, St. John, Wichita, Greeley and Wallace, Comanche, Clark, Seward, Stevens, and Morton Counties. The offices of the company are to be located at Wellington. The charter provides for a capital of $10,000,000.
The filing of the above charter insures the building of the State Line road. All the necessary arrangements have been made preparatory to the commencement of work as soon as bonds have been voted. Hurrah for Arkansas City and the State Line road. Join hands Silverdale, Spring Creek, and Cedar, and shout.
We have been made acquainted with some railroad news which we are not at Liberty to divulge yet, but it is glorious and good.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
For two business lots, upon which a portion of the Leland Hotel stands, the owner, J. L. Huey, was offered $14,000. The offer was refused. The lot on the corner will be occupied by a large bank building, which is to be put up by the Arkansas City Bank.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 21, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

Frank Hess, the real estate agent, was offered $25,000 for the Leland Hotel corner one day this week. He refused. J. L. Huey, the owner, will erect the finest banking block in the State in the spring. It is to be three stories high and elegant in finish.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
J. L. Huey asked permission to erect a coal office on the rear of the Leland Hotel lots and was by motion rejected.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 13, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Yesterday George Druitt purchased the business lot of Peter Pearson next to Cunningham’s implement establishment. The consideration was $9,000. Mr. Pearson immediately made the purchase of the Leland Hotel property of J. L. Huey. He gave $16,000 for it. F. J. Hess made the sale.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 1, 1886.
The Arkansas City Bank has been chartered as a corporate institution under the state law, and will re-organize for a fresh start on January 1st. The incorporators are Samuel Newell, Gen. L. Whitman (of New York), James L. Huey, Chas. Hutchins, and Frank J. Hess. The intention of the officers is to build next spring on the Leland Hotel corner a three-story and basement bank, the full size of the lot, 25 by 132 feet, in a style of solid elegance that will be surpassed by no similar building in the state. The business of this banking institution has kept pace with the commercial growth of the city and county; a spirit of judicious accommodation being its recognized policy, and the competence and financial standing of its owners and officers above question. Sound banks are a vital necessity to business prosperity, and Arkansas City is favored in the ability of its banking houses.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The Arkansas City Bank has been chartered as a corporate institution under the state law, and will re-organize for a fresh start on January 1st. The incorporators are Samuel Newell, Geo. L. Whitman (of New York), James L. Huey, Chas. Hutchins, and Frank J. Hess.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
At a meeting of the directors of the Arkansas City Cracker Company, G. W. Cunningham was elected president; S. P. Gould, vice-president; and J. L. Huey, secretary and treasurer.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
Work is well under way for the building of several handsome business blocks. We are informed that work will be commenced on several of them within the next 60 days. There will be extensive building on 5th Avenue and also on Summit Street.
On East 5th Avenue, Messrs. Johnson, Hill, Rhodes, and Hess have about completed the arrangements for the immediate erection of a substantial business block on the lots formerly owned by Wm. Gibby. The block will consist of six business houses, all three stories high and of handsome finish.
F. W. Farrar et al, have concluded to build a three-story business block on their lots next to the McLaughlin block, on the south. Messrs. Coleman and Bishop inside of 60 days will commence the erection of a fine two-story business block on their lot on 5th Avenue next to Frank J. Hess’ new building.
T. H. McLaughlin, W. J. Mowry, and W. S. Houghton have each agreed to build on their lots respectively on north Summit Street. They will build together as the lots adjoin.

J. F. Hoffman will soon remove the frame building next to Howard Bros’ hardware store and build an imposing business house on the lot.
The frame building, known as the English Kitchen, will also be removed and Capt. C. D. Burroughs will occupy his lot with one of the most substantial business blocks in the city.
J. L. Huey, on the lots on the corner of 5th Avenue and Summit Street, will have erected the handsomest bank building in the Arkansas Valley. The building will be 50 x 132 feet, the fronts being of pressed brick trimmed with cut stone. Mr. Huey is away now attending to the plans and specifications. Work will begin on this block in the early spring. The lease on the frame building used as the Leland Hotel expires in March, after which it will be removed and be replaced as above stated. Peter Pearson will also build a business house 25 x 128 feet for his mammoth furniture store. It will be located on the lot next to the Arkansas City bank.
J. P. Johnson is drawing up the papers and making ready to begin the erection of a business house on his lot on north Summit Street. There are several others who contemplate building during the year 1887, but as yet have their plans not fully matured.
In addition to the above A. A. Newman will complete his four blocks on which work has been commenced. S. Matlack will finish his store extension. Thos. Tyner, E. H. Carder, and D. G. Carder will each complete a business block.
Residence building is also going to boom with a vim. Many were built during last year, but the number will be trebled this year.
The above is but a brief outline of some of the principal building features of 1887. Many will no doubt deem it what is known in Kansas as a newspaper boom, but we wish to relieve our readers of any such idea. The report is with a fact basis and we believe twice the above number of business blocks will be erected in Arkansas City during the year.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
J. L. Huey has finally consented to be a candidate for the office of mayor of Arkansas City. At former elections Mr. Huey has been frequently urged to allow his name to come before the people for this office, but he has as often refused. But, now, upon the presentation to him of a petition signed by 500 voters, he has consented to run for the office. Mr. Huey will make a first-class mayor. He is an honest, moral, and a thorough businessman.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Godfrey & Adams have shown themselves to be practical and experienced house movers. They have just completed the moving of the old Leland Hotel (notwithstanding that many said it could not be done) and several other houses very successfully. Every job they have taken they have given perfect satisfaction. One reason for this is that they have the best machinery in the county for this kind of work and another is that they are perfectly conversant with their business. If you want a house moved, employ Godfrey & Adams.
Skipping to 1922...
Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, June 30, 1922.
It will not be a great while until the Huey lumber yard, under the management of Hawkins Huey, will be open for business. The office is now under construction at the site at the junction of the Midland Valley and Summit street. Hawkins Huey, the manager, was born in Arkansas City. His father was one of the first bankers in the city.


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