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Dean Brothers

                         [According to RKW: Albert, Calvin, John, Samuel Dean.]
[I have tried to figure out the “Dean Brothers” and cannot figure out where RKW came up with four different Dean brothers. Only two seemed to be active in handling cattle for many years. Further, it appears that they disagreed to maintain their partnership in handling cattle and went in separate directions. MAW]
Deans that were listed in various townships...
                                                  [RKW DID RESEARCH.]
Kansas 1875 Census Pleasant Valley Township, Cowley County, 3/1/1875.
Name                     age        sex      color   Place/birth  Where from
Albert Dean            33         m    w            Ohio                 Iowa?
Calvin Dean            24         m    w            Ohio                 Ohio
Kansas 1875 Census, Spring Creek Township, Cowley County, 3/1/1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth                      Where from
Silas Dean        25        m          w    Indiana                          Missouri
Jemima Dean          30        f            w          Indiana              Missouri
Rosa [Subbs/Gubbs/Cubbs?]
        8        f            w          Indiana              Missouri
Willie Dean         3        m           w    Missouri                        Missouri
Idelia? Dean           6m f             w    Kansas
The following is what I found for “Dean”...MAW
Dean, Albert, 32. No spouse mentioned.
Dean, Calvin, 22. No spouse mentioned. [Mistake made. They showed 32.]
Dean, Albert, 33. No spouse mentioned.
Dean, Calvin, 24. No spouse mentioned.
Dean, Calvin, 34. No spouse listed. [Believe age listed is wrong!]
Dean, A. M., 71; spouse, M. W., 71.
Dean, A. W., 50; spouse, Mrs.      , 46.
Dean, Calvin, 41; spouse, Lizzie, 32.
Dean, Eli, 49; spouse, Anna, 48.
Dean, F. M., 38; spouse, Docia, 35.
Dean, W. E., 55; spouse, Marary [?] E., 45. Post Office address: Winfield.
Dean, Frank O., 23; spouse, M. E., 21.
Dean, Etna, 26. No spouse listed.
Dean, Etna, 26; spouse, Estella, 18.

Albert Dean (32)
Calvin Dean (32)
Albert Dean (33)
Calvin Dean (24)
Calvin Dean (34)
                                                    MARRIAGE LICENSES.
           Number of Marriage Licenses issued for the year ending December 31, 1873: 88.
The following were issued for the month of December just ended.
                                                  Emma Dean, to Estella Tyner.
                          [Above appears incorrect: two female names are given.]
The name “Bitter Creek” keeps showing up with respect to the Dean Brothers. I finally found out it was located in Sumner County. The following item reveals this information and informs us that John Dean would be the postmaster. MAW
Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1879.
The new Post Office called Bitter Creek will soon be opened at John Dean’s, about two miles west of the county line on the route to South Haven. The old office of Ketty has been
                                         DEAN: FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1876.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876.
Ten milch cows for sale. Cal. Dean.
A. Dean? [Mention made July 20 of “Andrew Dean.] Could this be Andrew Dean?
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Mr. A. Dean is making brick south of town for the Presbyte­rian church.
Dean’s farm on the Walnut? Does this refer to Dean Brothers or does it refer to Andrew Dean???
Arkansas City Traveler, June 21, 1876.

FOR SALE. Four thoroughbred and grade Devon and Short-horn bulls, yearlings, and two-year-olds, fit for service, at Dean’s farm on the Walnut, 5 miles north of town. Young cattle taken in exchange.
Andrew Dean’s son, John, dies in Indian Territory...
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1876.
DIED. John Dean, the only full grown child of Andrew Dean, who died near Winfield recently, was drowned in the Arkansas down in the Indian Territory on the 8th inst. A younger child in the same family died at the same place on the 5th. Mr. Wiggins starts after the remaining three children soon.
[From the above item I gather that Andrew Dean died as well as his son, John.]
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1876.
Al. Dean has moved his cattle to Pond Creek near Hopkins’s Ranche, on account of the range being burnt off at the mouth of the Shawkaska.
John Dean [One of the Dean Brothers?]...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.
One half section of land for sale, by John Dean, living nine miles west of county line on the Shoe Fly road, in Sumner County.
Calvin and Albert Dean...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
                                                     Township Conventions.
                                                     PLEASANT VALLEY.
The Republican voters of Pleasant Valley met at Odessa schoolhouse, Saturday, September 9th. W. J. Keffer was chosen chairman and Samuel Watt secretary. The following resolutions were adopted and signed by all the voters present:
On motion Calvin Dean and B. W. Sitter were chosen delegates and J. H. Murdock and C. J. Brane alternates to attend the 89th Rep. district convention to be held at Dexter, Sept. 23rd.
On motion Albert Dean and Saml. Watt were chosen delegates, and J. Mason and W. J. Keffer alternates to the county convention held on the 16th. A motion was made and carried to recommend a man from Pleasant Valley township for the office of Probate Judge. The names of C. J. Brane and Calvin Dean were mentioned and the meeting adjourned.
Calvin Dean: Excerpt...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 20, 1876.
A motion being made that a County Central Committee be elected, giving to each township in the county one member, the following were elected.
                                        PLEASANT VALLEY: ALBERT DEAN.
Albert Dean...
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
Pursuant to call of the County Central Committee, the delegates to the county convention met in the courthouse, in Winfield, on Saturday, Sept. 16th, at 11 o’clock a.m., and organized by electing Capt. J. S. Hunt temporary chairman and C. H. Eagin temporary secretary.

The committee on credentials being called submitted the following report: Your committee on credentials find that the following named gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention, and all are entitled to seats therein.
                                         Pleasant Valley: Sam Watt, Albert Dean.
The following named gentlemen were selected members of county central committee.
                                One of those selected—Pleasant Valley: Albert Dean.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 18, 1876.
AL. DEAN took the finest lot of grass fed cattle to Kansas City on Monday, Oct. 9th, that has ever been sold in that market. He got $30 per head for his two-year olds, but lost a little on his cows and some half-breed Texans. Native cattle sell the best.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 18, 1876.
SOUTHERN KANSAS, the best stock-growing country in the world!  Mr. Albert Dean, the most successful and careful stock-grazer in the West, sold in Kansas City, a few days since, one two-year-old steer that weighed 1,140 pounds. The animal never ate one mouth full of hay or grain, but lived wholly on the range. If the farmers had sufficient stock to eat up the wild grass that is annually destroyed by fire, they could pay their debts in one year.
Calvin Dean...
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                                         Township Officers.
Pleasant Valley Township:
C. Dean, Trustee; J. W. Adams, Clerk; S. H. Tolles, Treasurer; T. H. Henderson, J. P.; S. Waugh and J. W. Birdzell, Constables.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 18, 1876.
Al. Dean, Pleasant Valley Township, took the final lot of grass fed cattle to Kansas City on Monday, October 9th, that has ever been sold in that market. He got $30 per head for his two-year-olds, but lost a little on his cows and some half-breed Texans. Native cattle sell the best. One two-year-old steer weighed 1,140 lbs. The animal never ate one mouth full of hay or grain, but lived wholly on the range. If the farmers had sufficient stock to eat up the wild grass that is annually destroyed by fire, they could pay their debts in one year.
John Dean: Could this have reference to one of the Dean Brothers?
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
                                                   FREE FIGHT FOR ALL.
The singers in Bolton Township met Monday evening at Lorry’s Schoolhouse, for the purpose of instructing themselves in music and general improvement.
While everything was serene, J. M. Jordon struck one of John Dean’s boys, and then went to the door of the schoolhouse, declaring he could lick any man in the house.
Bob. Wood happened to come, not with any intentions of fight­ing, however, when Jordon laid him out.

Chet. Ward came soon after and endeavored to have all noise and trouble cease, when he got a lick from the same man. Chet. didn’t want to fight; but when he had such a pressing invitation, he let loose the arm he swings the sledge with and Jordon fell down, but scrambled up again in time to get another blow from the same sledge arm that had got up a kind of perpetual motion. Jordon jumped up and down eight times, our informant says, before he was satisfied that he had tackled the wrong kind of an infer­nal machine.
Some of the bystanders endeavored to interfere, and came near having a general row.
Bolton Township is not a place for quarrels, generally, but something must have been in the air for once. We give the statements just as we received them, and do not know if they are entirely correct.
Calvin Dean...
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
                                                 Calvin Dean, assessor: $24.00
John Dean: Could this have been a brother of Calvin and Al Dean???
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877.
John Dean, late of Cowley County, Kansas, who was reported drowned in the Arkansas river, near We-a-lar-ka; Creek Nation, July 1876, circumstantial evidence and partial admission is that he was murdered. The officers of the law are at work.
Calvin Dean...
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.

ELECTION FEES:—A. A. Wiley, $5.20; W. E. Ketcham, $2.00; John Bobbitt, $2.00; J. V. Wagner, $2.00; James Gilleland: $2.00; J. H. Hall, $3.80; C. G. Handy, $2.00; C. C. Krow, $2.00; J. G. Young, $2.00; O. P. West, $2.00; J. M. Barrick, $4.20; Hiram Fisk, $2.00; W. B. Weimer, $2.00; J. A. Barrack, $2.00; R. B. Corson, $2.00; D. W. Willey, $6.00; L. W. Miller, $2.00; F. M. Osborn, $2.00; J. W. Searle, $2.00; S. W. Ledlie, $2.00; J. P. Eckles, $3.80; Henry Forbes, $2.00; Calvin Dean, $2.00; J. W. Adams, $2.00; S. H. Tolles, $2.00; I. H. Bonsall, $4.50; James Benedict, $2.00; T. McIntire, $2.00; J. A. Loomis, $2.00; A. C. Wells, $2.00; J. W. Gamel, $6.00; R. S. Strother, $2.00; E. J. Redrick, $2.00; John Hodson, $2.00; H. E. Mathews, $2.00; McD. Stapleton, $5.20; C. W. Jones, $2.00; A. J. Pickering, $2.00; J. W. Gamel, $6.00; J. W. Tull, $2.00; M. Hemenway, $2.00; M. L. Ley [?Loy], $5.00; John Parsons, $2.00; E. A. Henthorn, $2.00; H. H. Snow, $2.00; W. H. Gilliard, $2.00; A. P. Brooks, $4.50; James Knox, $2.00; Z. W. Hoge, $2.00; N. Brooks, $2.00; B. F. Goe, $2.00; N. J. Larkin, $4.80; James Groom, $2.00; H. H. Hooker, $2.00; J. W. Miller, $2.00; C. D. Pontious, $2.00; Robert Thirsk, $4.00; A. J. Jarvis, $2.00; Daniel Maher, $2.00; M. C. Headrick, $2.00; A. Ferguson, $2.00; D. S. Haynes, $5.00; Adam Walck, $2.00; W. B. Norman, $2.00; A. J. Walck, $2.00; G. H. Norman, $2.00; W. V. Sitton, $3.80; W. D. Lester, $2.00; M. S. Roseberry, $2.00; W. A. Freeman, $2.00; Lewis P. King, $2.00; W. H. Clay, $4.30; J. R. Smith, $2.00; R. R. Longshore, $2.00; E. J. Johnson, $2.00; William Morrow, $2.00; Justus Fisher, $3.90; H. C. Catlin, $2.00; Levi Weimer, $2.00; Jno. A. Hill, $2.00; S. A. Fredrick, $2.00; B. A. Davis, $5.00; G. W. Herbert, $2.00; J. M. Felton, $2.00; J. C. Felton, $2.00; W. T. Estus, $2.00; J. V. Hines, $4.80; P. G. Smith, $2.00; Sanford Day, $2.00; J. D. Maurer, $2.00; James Harden, $2.00; E. D. Skinner, $3.80; D. M. Hopkins, $2.00; J. W. Millspaugh, $2.00; Jacob Nixon, $2.00; F. H. Werden, $2.00; Wm. Senseney, $3.90; P. W. Smith, $2.00; H. H. Martin, $2.00; A. S. Capper, $2.00; Jesse Craven, $2.00; Antonio Buzzi, $5.20; Wm. Skinner, $2.00; Henry Endicott, $2.00; T. S. Parvin, $2.00; G. Bossi, $2.00; J. M. Sample, $5.10; Wm. Trimble, $2.00; A. J. Trimble, $2.00; Jno. A. Scott, $2.00; A. Buckwalter, $2.00; J. O. Houx, $3.00; J. L. Williams, $2.00; F. M. Freeland, $2.00; G. S. Manser, $2.00; T. B. Myers, $2.00; J. W. Stewart, $6.50; John Oliver, $2.00; R. Courtright, $2.00; James G. Utt, $2.00; Wm. C. Tumbleson, $2.00; George Hosmer, $6.50; J. H. Robinson, $2.00; J. J. Smith, $2.00; C. R. Myles, $2.00; and J. W. Aley, $2.00.
                                                           TOTAL: $736.50
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1877.
The Dean boys sold their cattle and made about $3,000 on them.
Mrs. Dean: Not identified as to husband’s name...
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.
The additional fourteen are:
J. C. McMullen, Thomas Baird, J. Dodwell, Mrs. Dean, C. C. Wolf, E. J. Fitch, Mr. Ray, Wm. Speers, T. A. Gaskill, D. Logan, J. T. Shepard, Kendall Smith, Jas. Benedict, David Finney.
Mr. Gaskill has his house almost enclosed, and the founda­tions and preparations are being made for several others.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1877.
Since the storm of two weeks ago, the Dean brothers have missed 75 head of their cattle.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1878.
“The advantages to be derived from improving stock are so great that they hardly need to be dwelt upon. A case in point, during the week, was made plain at the Stock Yards. Mr. Albert Dean, who has a ranch in the Indian Territory, sold here 13 half breed steers, two years old, which averaged 975 lbs. For $3.30 per 100 pounds, and two half breed cows, three years old, at $3.40.” Kansas City Price Current.
We have frequently spoken of Mr. Dean’s herd and urged stock men to adopt this plan of improving stock. A cross between the Texas and short horn gives hardy, thrifty, and very desirable beef cattle.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1878.
G. B. GREENE brought his cattle up from Dean’s herd last week; Grass is green on the Salt Fork.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1878.

The “settlers” (?) on the Salt Fork have ordered Dean to keep his cattle off their “improvements.” They will elect themselves governors next, and require a man to travel the regular highway (maybe).
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.
Several of the freighters with freight for Pawnee Agency found the Salt Fork past fording, and had to return. They left their loads at Dean’s ranche, and will return this week to take them on.
Do not think James S. Dean was one of the Dean brothers...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
E. J. Fitch and wife to Jas. S. Dean, s e 12 34 3, 160 acres, $1,017.
Dean’s cattle ranch...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
We made a hurried visit to Pawnee Agency last week, in company with Mr. Thomas E. Berry, the newly appointed trader at that place, and felt well paid for the visit. After crossing the Arkansas river, and Chilocco creek, and following down Bodoc a distance of eighteen miles, we halted at Dean’s cattle ranch, thirty miles from Arkansas City on a straight line. The ranch was not adorned with pictured walls, but we made the best of it we could. On Saturday we crossed the Salt Fork about a mile below the ranch, then Turkey creek and followed Black Bear to the Agency, where we found a host of former acquaintances all busy in their several employments.
      Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
THE PONCAS camped near Dean’s ranch, painted their faces, donned their Sunday-go to-meeting clothes, and visited the Pawnees last week. They had a big pow-wow.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.
MESSRS. SCHIFFBAUER BROS. have received the contract for building a commissary for the Ponca Indian supplies, to be located at Dean’s ranch, on Salt Fork. Dimensions, 70 x 24 feet, one story. Frank Schiffbauer started to Wichita with 12 teams, on Monday last, to purchase and bring down the lumber necessary to fill their contract.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.
GENERAL McNEIL is still devoting his time to the hungry Ponca Indians. He will contract for the erection of a commissary building 24 feet wide, 70 feet long, and 12 feet high, to be erected on the Ponca reserve near Dean’s ranch, about thirty miles south of this place, where about three hundred of the tribe are now located on a 35,000 acre reserve. Beef, sugar, and coffee are issued to them in amounts of about $100 per week. The Dean boys furnish the beef, and Schiffbauer Bros., the groceries. They have contracted to furnish them 10,000 pounds of flour, 1,000 pounds of coffee, and 2,000 pounds of sugar.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 24, 1878.
GEN. McNEIL has been ordered to Fort Leavenworth, to super­intend the removal of the Nez Perces Indians to their future home near Baxter Springs, formerly occupied by the Ponca Indians, who are now on their way to their new Agency near Dean’s ranch, thirty-five miles south of this place.
W. E. Dean not one of the Dean Brothers...
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.

W. E. Dean is the witness spoken of in our issue of the 25th ult., as having baffled the attorney in a cross-examination. His garments don’t appear to be coarse or rude in their make-up, but are clean and of common style. He says that at the time of the court, he was in his dress suit, had a “biled shirt on,” and was clean and trim in every particular; that he is a wide awake, patriotic citizen, has never been in a hen roost or calaboose, admires the great eagle of America, hates tyrants, and considers himself the equal of other American citizens in every respect. He is a natural orator of the poetical persuasion.
Dean’s Ranch becomes Ponca Agency...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 14, 1878.
                                         [Article by C. M. Scott, Traveler Editor.]
                                  A Trip Through the Indian Territory & Texas..
The Arkansas was crossed on the ferry, and Bodoc creek followed down its source thirty miles, when we came to Dean’s ranch—now Ponca Agency, with a new building, several tents about, and an Indian camp of one hundred tents a mile distant.
Salt Fork detained us one day and a half, by high water, but we succeeded in rafting across safely after many hours hard work and exposure.
Calvin Dean...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the May, A. D. 1879, term of the District Court of Cowley County, beginning on the first Monday in May, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
                                                 Calvin Dean vs. John J. Clark.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
                                     Case dismissed: Calvin Dean vs. John J. Clark.
Dean’s ponies [Which Dean not mentioned]...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1879.
                                                         INDIAN SCARE.
                        The Nez Perces Git Up and Git—A Tempest in a Tea-pot.
Last Monday morning Mr. George Walker, who is holding cattle in the Territory, came in with the rather startling information that the Nez Perces had run off their interpreter, Chapman, and leaving Col. Whiteman, the agent, in charge of a few Indians, the rest had taken about a hundred ponies belonging to the tribe and made off.
Our people have heard too many Indian stories to be easily alarmed, and the general opinion is that it will not prove to be anything serious. From all the stories afloat, we are able to gather the following particulars.

It seems that the Nez Perces, whose reservation corners with that of the Poncas, about thirty miles south of Arkansas City, have been dissatisfied with their location at that place, and want to get back to Dacota. Their enmity to Chapman has been open and pronounced—so much so that Chapman told Col. Whiteman that he was afraid at times to stay among them. During the recent difficulty in the north, Chapman, who was raised with this tribe, scouted for Uncle Sam against the Indians, and after the declaration of peace, returned to the tribe as an interpreter, which accounts for their hostility towards him. Chief Joseph, however, assured Agent Whiteman that none of the tribe would kill Chapman, though they disliked him exceedingly.
Last week ten Nez Perces, who had been connected with Sitting Bull, arrived at the agency, and it is thought they were instrumental in creating the present disturbance. Chapman’s story is to the effect that early last Sunday morning they drove him across Salt Fork, threatening death, and taking possession of 100 ponies under his charge; after which they followed him over the river and rounded up Dean’s ponies, but whether they ran these off or only held them, is not stated. Chapman and Dean immediately went to Ponca Agency, Col. Whiteman’s headquarters, and reported as above, when the Colonel started for the Nez Perces camp to learn the straight of it. This was in the morn­ing, and hearing nothing from Whiteman by the middle of the afternoon, five men from Ponca started for the Nez Perces to see if any danger had befallen them.
This is as much of the story as we can get hold of, and it is given for what it is worth. In all probability, it will amount to nothing serious. If the Nez Perces have broken out, and the agent is missing, they may be detaining him until the absconding redskins have sufficient start to guarantee their escape. As to the direction they will take, there is nothing certain.
One party who spends considerable time in the Territory gives it as his opinion that they will endeavor to make Cheyenne Agency in time to create an outbreak in that tribe, while others think they are on their way north. But there is no certainty that they are gone at all yet, and we should not be surprised if it proved a tempest in a tea-pot. Lieut. Cushman and eight soldiers left for Ponca Monday morning, accompanied by Capt. C. M. Scott.
LATER. As we go to press, we are proved to say, “Just what we thought.” We should like to treat our readers to a first-class sensation, but can’t do it on a one-man scare. Parties who have passed through the agency since Sunday morning report all quiet.
John Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1879.
The new Post Office called Bitter Creek will soon be opened at John Dean’s, about two miles west of the county line on the route to South Haven. The old office of Ketty has been abolished.
Messrs. Dean [not stated: which Deans]...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1879.
The Messrs. Dean have purchased 6,000 bushels of corn, and sufficient hay to take their beef cattle through near the head of Grouse and will feed over there.
Dean boys...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1880.
A very destructive fire has been raging in the Territory near the Salt Fork, south of this city, by which seven horses belonging to Capt. Nipp, and several for the Dean boys, were burned to death. No further damage has yet been heard of.
John Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 19, 1880.

Mr. John Dean, of Bitter Creek, an old-time friend and patron of the TRAVELER called upon us on Monday last. Mr. Dean is quite an enterprising farmer, and although admitting that his wheat crop will be short, yet says his other crops are looking all right, and that he thinks Kansas and Cowley County will hold their own with any State and county in the Union.
Albert Dean...                           
Arkansas City Traveler, May 26, 1880.
Al. Dean called upon us Monday and gave us some information with respect to shipments of hogs made by him during the past week, which speaks well for the growing stock trade of this place. During the past week Mr. Dean has shipped three carloads, or 180 head of hogs, from this point, for which he paid an average price of $3.30 per one hundred pounds, and today he will ship 120 head more or two carloads for which he paid $3.25. He reports the market lower but steady. The above shipments were made to Kansas City.
Dean Brothers [on Bear Creek]...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 26, 1880.
                                            CATTLE IN THE TERRITORY.
The Caldwell Post states that there are 40,000 head of cattle west of the Chisholm trail in the Indian Territory. The following herds, held east of the trail, south and west of Arkansas City, will swell the number to 60,000.
Cocanut, on the trail: 2,575 [?L. M. Kokernut?]
Gilch & Wait: 300
Burress, on Salt Fork: 300
Capt. Nipp, on Shawascaspa: 150
Kincaid, on Thompson creek: 600
Bates & Beal, on Thompson creek: 2,000
Gatliff & Dixon, on Bitter creek: 200
Jas. Hamilton & Co., Pond creek: 3,000
Jas. Estus, on Red Rock: 200
Potter, on Red Rock: 300
Badley, on Red Rock: 160
Dean Bros., on Bear creek: 600
Wiley & Libby, on Bear creek: 400
Musgrove, on Polecat: 600
Malalla, on Pond creek: 2,900
Richmond, on Shawascaspa: 600
Riney, on Inman creek: 400
Manning, on Thompson creek: 600
Dunn & Co., on Deer creek: 700
Cloverdale & Stafford, on Bodoc: 300
R. A. Houghton, on Bodoc: 150
In addition to these there are a number along the State line, and several herds in the Nation, the number of which we did not learn.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1880.

Cattle in the Territory are dying at a great rate. Mr. Warren, of Grouse, we understand intends to ship what steers he now has on hand at once. Mr. Green, of Grouse, and the Dean Brothers have also lost heavily—over fifty head each.
Do not know if Lizzie E. Dean Metcalf related to Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 5, 1881.
MARRIED. On Christmas day, 1880, at the residence of the bride’s parents, in Sumner County, Kansas, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. George Metcalf and Lizzie E. Dean.
Dean Brothers...
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Grass is abundant in the “beautiful Indian Territory,” and cattle are becoming frolicsome. The Dean Bros. have steers grass fat.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Cowley County stock men are largely represented on Red Rock and Black Bear creeks in the Territory. Among the number are: Wiley, Eaton, Potter, Estus, Tribby, and Warren; while in other parts of the Territory are Houghton, Henderson, Nipp, Walker Bros., Berry Bros., Dean Bros., Shriver, and others.
                   [Note: Courier above states “Tribby.” Traveler states “Libby.”]
                                [Libby is correct. Have corrected Winfield item.]
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881.
The keeping of stock in the Indian Territory has, of late years, assumed quite considerable importance as a business, many of our best citizens being engaged therein. Among the Cowley County men now holding stock in the Territory, we may mention the following: On Red Rock and Black Bear creeks are Messrs. Eaton, Potter, Estus, Libby, Wiley, and Warren; while in other parts of the Territory are Houghton, Henderson, Nipp, Walker Bros., Berry Bros., Dean Bros., Shriver, and others.
Albert and Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 6, 1881.
Albert and Cal. Dean are up from their camps on Otter creek. King Berry returned on Monday, and Gibson McDade, Fred Whiting, Thos. Hill, and Drury Warren linger awhile with us.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 13, 1881.
Cyrus Wilson, of Cottonwood Falls, recently bought of Dean Bros., Estus, Weathers, and others, over 800 head of cattle, which will be held in the Territory, south of here, till disposed of.
Calvin Dean of Dean’s ranch...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.
Cal. Dean, of Dean’s ranch, called on us this week for a talk. The Dean boys have the reputation of having the finest herd of short horn cattle in the Territory.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
Cal. Dean came up from the cattle ranche last Monday, and gladdened ourself by giving us a splendid turkey, which will give the proverbial wolf a stand-off for several days. Thanks.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.
Cal. Dean is now enjoying himself in the vicinity of his old Illinois home and we look forward upon his return to welcome him enthralled in the felicitous chains of matrimony. Who knows?
Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
Cal. Dean has returned from his visit to Illinois.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1882.
Mr. A. Dean returned to the city on Monday last from a trip to Butler and Sedgwick counties in search of fine stock. He reports stock in bad shape, and came back to Cowley, where he succeeded in purchasing several fine animals; one a yearling bull, purchased of A. T. Shenneman and raised by McClintock, of Paris, Kentucky, is a perfect picture of a thoroughbred short-horn, and will weigh, at the present time, over 1,100 pounds.
Unknown: Relationship of Cyrus Dean, if any, to Dean brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 21, 1882.
Mr. Cyrus Dean, of Gibbon, Nebraska, writes us to send him the TRAVELER right along. We have much pleasure in complying with his request.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 2, 1882.
Cal. Dean, one of the most genial of stockmen, spent several days in the city during the past week and favored the TRAVELER with an appreciated call.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1882.
Cal. Dean was in the city last Monday.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1882.
Howard Bros. sold to the Dean boys last Monday over 45,000 rods of barbed wire, which will be used to fence in their stock range south of here in the Territory.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1882.
We had a pleasant chat with our friend, Al. Dean, last Monday, while he was in our city en route for Butler Co., whither he was bound on a business trip.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1882.
Dean Bros. are fencing in their range in the Territory. Howard Bros. furnished the barbed wire therefor, and still have enough left to fence a few thousand miles.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 25, 1882.
Cal. Dean recently paid our burg a flying visit. The boys are still engaged in fencing their range, but hope to be through in two or three weeks. Everything in the Territory is reported prospering.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 31, 1883.
Al. Dean was in the city last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 31, 1883.
We had the pleasure last Saturday of an introduction to Mr. Snyder, of Peoria, Illinois, who is out in this section of country looking up a location for entering into the cattle business on a large scale. He was with his friend, Al. Dean, than whom no man better understands the stock business, and in his hands he will be shown the true inwardness of the stock interest in all its various branches. Mr. Snyder is also traveling correspondent of the National Democrat of Peoria, and as a brother editor is always welcome to our sanctum.
W. D. Dean: Have no idea if he is related to Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.
W. D. Dean, living three miles west of Geuda Springs, will sell at auction on February 20, 1883, several head of cows, calves, hogs, horses, farm utensils, household furniture, etc. For further particulars see hand bills.
Dean & Broderick: It appears Al or another Dean took on another partner...
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.
                                               LAST DAY’S PROCEEDINGS.
                                                       Charter and By-Laws.
                                       FOURTH DAY—MORNING SESSION.
The following are the names of members of the Association so far as we have been able to obtain them.
Blair, Battin & Cooper, E. W. Payne, for Comanche County Pool, T. F. Pryor & Co., S. T. Tuttle, S & Z Tuttle, R. B. Clark, W. H. Harrelston, H. Hodgson & Co., John Myrtle, McClellen Cattle Company, Johnstone & Horsmer, G. A. Thompson, C. M. Crocker, Robert Eatock, Wm. Corzine, M. J. Lane, Hammers Clark & Co., McGredy & Harlen, Walworth, Walton & Rhodes, D. P. Robinson & Northrup, Windsor Bros., H. A. Todd, Wicks, Corbin & Streeter, W. B. Helm, N. J. Thompson, Bates & Payne, E. W. Rannells, S. P. Burress, W. W. Wicks, Dean & Broderick, Shattuck Bros. & Co., H. H. Campbell, Briggs & Wilson, John Love & Son, J. C. Weathers & Sons, Ewell & Justis, A. M. Colson, W. S. & T. Snow, Dominion Cattle Company, Theo Horsley & Co., Southern Kansas Border Live Stock Company, J. W. Hamilton, manager, G. W. Miller (W. M. Vanhook in charge), B. H. Campbell, Drury Warren, L. Musgrove, A. A. Wiley, Tomlin & Webb, Geo. V. Collins, J. F. Conner & Co., Cobb & Hutton, A. J. & C. P. Day, Moore & Rohrer, Carnegie & Fraser, M. K. Krider, Texas Land and Cattle Company (limited), W. C. Quinlon, Ben Garland, Ballenger & Schlupp, A. T. & T. P. Wilson, A. Mills, H. W. Timberlake & Hall, Stewart & Hodges, Drumm & Snider, Williamson Blair & Co., Charles Collins, Ben S. Miller, Gregory, Eldred & Co., W. R. Terwilliger, M. H. Bennett, Barfoot & Santer, Hewins & Titus [Paper showed “Tims.” Think this is wrong. MAW], Sylvester Flitch, D. A. Greever, Stoller & Rees, Crane & Larimer, Dickey Bros., McClain & Foss, E. M. Ford & Co., Dornblazer & Dole, J. C. Pryor & Co.
HONORARY MEMBERS: W. E. Campbell, L. C. Bidwell.
Dean Brothers: Excerpts...
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.
                                                       THE WIRE FENCES.

                               Agent Tufts’ Report to Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
After a careful investigation, I have to answer the questions submitted in the above official letter as follows.
1. How much fencing has been done?
    Answer: 950 miles.
2. To whom do the fences belong?
    Answer: To citizens of the United States and a few citizens of the Cherokee Nation.
3. Name each and all companies or organizations claiming to own fences and the quantity of wire in each.
    Answer: Comanche pool, 55 miles; Bollinger & Schlupp, 60 miles; Drumm & Snyder, 50 miles; Miller & Pryor, 45 miles; B. H. Campbell, 30 miles; George Thompson, 40 miles; S. & Z. Tuttle, 58 miles; Bridge & Wilson, 45 miles; Bates & Co., 33 miles; Hewins & Titus, 60 miles; Cobb & Hutton, 56 miles; C. H. Moore, 24 miles; George Miller, 72 miles; H. Hodgson, 35 miles; Dean Bros., 40 miles; E. M. Ford, 87 miles; C. H. McClellan, 72 miles; G. Greever, 60 miles; T. Mayhew, 37 miles.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.
Cal. Dean and John Gooch were circulating around town Monday.
Calvin Dean becomes a partner with A. A. Wiley...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883. Messrs. A. A. Wiley and Cal. Dean, two of our well-known cattlemen, have gone into partnership, and will henceforth range together. We wish the boys success in whatever they undertake.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.
Howard Brothers yesterday sold to Messrs. Wiley & Dean a car load of fence wire, all of which will be delivered this week. This will finish the fence around the above gentlemen’s ranch in the B. I. T.
Albert and Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.
Messrs. Al and Cal Dean, two prominent B. I. T. Stockmen, were in the city several days of the past week.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
Al Dean, of the B. I. T., was around town yesterday shaking hands with the boys.
Sam Dean mentioned in next article: Could this be one of the Dean brothers??
Caldwell Journal, August 30, 1883. [Barber (Barbour) County Item.]

Monday morning early a messenger came in from the Colony and reported to Sheriff Rigg that at 2 o’clock that morning a body of armed men had forcibly taken possession of the Boyd cattle, and driven them away into Harper County. It was only last week that a similar attempt was reported, and the sheriff was considerably nettled over this last report. He started out and in a short time had secured a posse of good citizens and started at once in search of the cattle. Accompanying him from here were Ike Powell, Nath Priest, John Shepler, D. Van Slyke, Thos. Doran, E. P. McAlister, Geo. Smith, Sam Dean, R. J. Talliaferro, John Rowe, and Geo. Oliver, and at the Colony he was reinforced by several others.
Proceeding into Harper County four miles, the cattle were found in charge of Dr. Rockaway with six guards, who claimed to be holding them by order of the sheriff of that county, but as no such authority was shown, the sheriff had his men take charge of the herd and drove it back to the grazing grounds in this county. But not without protest from Mr. Boyd, who owns the herd. He was asked to stand aside by the sheriff, and he did so.
When the mob took the cattle by force, Irving Clough, who was acting by direction of the sheriff, stayed with them, and no threats could drive him back, and when the crowd from here went out Monday, they found the young man with the herd. He showed good pluck.
The sheriff has increased the force to herd the cattle and declares that if another attempt is made to take them out of his possession except by authority of law, someone will get hurt.
Lewis Dean: Do not think he was related to Dean brothers...
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
                                                       NORTH FAIRVIEW.
                                         Kate Weimer’s Birthday Celebration.
The following is a list of the presents given, and by whom.
                                          Lewis Dean, pair of bracelets and comb.
Dean Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.
Telephonic. Last week the TRAVELER spoke of a number of new telephones to be put in this week, and of the effort to have a line run to Ponca Agency. In this issue we wish to present the claims of the latter line to the citizens of Arkansas City. It is simply a question of business to the merchants of this city. Mr. P. W. Bossart, superintendent of the Kansas division, and who is expected here daily, says that Hunnewell is alive to the importance of connecting the agencies and cattle ranches south of us with some trading point in the state, and is doing her best to raise the necessary funds. Now the town that gives the most assistance to this project is the town that will reap the greatest benefit. The immense advantages thereby resulting to the agency and stockmen are self-evident, and that the Territory people will throw all the trade possible into the city thus reaching out for a closer connection is the only natural conclusion. There is no doubt that Arkansas City can raise more money and receive more support at the hands of Territory residents than any other border town. Mr. J. H. Sherburne, the trader at Ponca, has offered to give $500 to such an enterprise, and we may safely count on a liberal subscription from the various cattlemen around that section whose business interests are connected with those of Arkansas City. This should be met with a corresponding liberality on the part of our businessmen, which will insure telephonic connection with various points in the Indian Territory. A line to Ponca Agency means connection with Willow Springs, Ponca, Otoe, Nez Perce (and in a very short time, Pawnee), the cattle ranches of such men as Sherburne, J. N. Florer, R. A. Houghton, the Dean boys, and others whose interests are identical with ours, besides the various new instruments which will be ordered for parties in town wishing connection with those points. But we must work for this thing, or Hunnewell will step in ahead of us, and we will see the importance of it too late.

Get this enterprise on a business basis, and the telephone company will doubtless make a proposition to the Territory people by which they may lease the line, have their own central office at Ponca, and manage the business for themselves. This can be done, and it will be done. It is only a question of a very short time. Besides forever holding the trade we already have in this direction, it will bring to our doors a large increase in revenue. Let Arkansas City merchants display their wisdom and business sagacity by taking hold of this enterprise and carrying it to a successful issue.
Albert Dean...
Caldwell Journal, November 15, 1883.
The following stockmen registered at the JOURNAL office yesterday: J. H. Windsor, Pink Fouts, Arkansas City; J. F. Lyon, Fort Gibson, I. T.; Walter Treadwell, Prospect Park, Harper County; S. Jackson, Camp Supply; S. W. Phoenix, Winfield; Albert Dean, Earl Spencer, M. J. Lane, Eagle Chief Pool; C. H. Vautier, Kiowa; Nick Schlupp, St. Joe, Mo.; Wm. Hobbs and Arthur Gorham, Kinsley, Kansas; Tom Hutton, Ind. Ter.; D. Donovan, Kiowa; A. O. Evans, St. Louis; C. H. Dye, Wellington; Crate Justus, Harper.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1883.
The following gentlemen were elected as officers for the ensuing year at the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge A. F. and A. M.: James Ridenour, W. M.; Charles Hutchins, S. W.; Cal Dean, J. W.; H. P. Farrar, Treasurer; J. C. Topliff, Secretary; James Benedict, Tyler.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 26, 1883.
Mr. Samuel Newell and son, Gerish [?], spent several days of the past week in our city and returned to their New York home on Wednesday last. While here, Mr. Newell, who has been interested for some time past in the Creswell bank, of this city, completed arrangements with Messrs. Cal. Dean and James L. Huey, which will result in changing the Creswell bank to the Arkansas City bank, with a paid up capital of one hundred thousand dollars, thus making this one of the most solid banks in the county.
Calvin Dean...
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.
Samuel Dean. [Not related to Dean Brothers]...
Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

Samuel Dean, an employee at Searing & Mead’s mill, in attempting to adjust a belt on a wheel while in motion, came near meeting with a fatal accident, his clothing catching on a belt screw, wound around a shaft, and he was carried around several times, tearing off nearly all his clothing, and bruising him very badly.
Albert Dean teams up with M. H. Snyder, Winfield resident, who moves to A. C....
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.
Mr. M. H. Snyder, for many years a resident of Winfield, has sold his property in that city and moved down among us. He is interested in the cattle business with Mr. Al. Dean. Mr. Snyder has purchased the Woolsey place just north of town.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
                                                           Citizens’ Meeting.
At the meeting at the opera house, last Wednesday evening, for the purpose of nominating a citizen’s ticket, Dr. A. J. Chapel was called to the chair; G. W. Cunningham and S. W. Duncan were elected secretaries. The following ticket was nominated:
Mayor, A. J. Pyburn; councilmen, George W. Cunningham, T. H. McLaughlin, Cal. Dean, Frank Leach, and John Love; Police Judge, Wm. Blakeney. Judge Pyburn since the meeting, having declined the nomination for mayor, Frank Schiffbauer has been substituted to his place on the ticket.
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
Hon. A. J. Pyburn: Though aware of your repeated refusal to become a candidate for any office; and the determination to devote your time to your profession, and although cognizant of the fact that an election and acceptance would involve to a certain extent the sacrifice of personal interests, yet we request and urge that you permit your name to be used in nomination for the position of mayor of Arkansas City, feeling as we do, that in your election, you will represent the whole people regardless of politics, issues, or business, and have only at heart the best interests of the place, and welfare of the citizens.
                                      One of those who signed petition: Cal. Dean.
Lewis Dean [Not related to Dean Brothers]...
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
DIED. Lewis Dean died very suddenly at Udall last Sabbath and was buried in the Akron cemetery on Monday.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.
Cal. Dean and Buckskin Joe Hoyt left Tuesday for Colorado, to seek a suitable location for a stock ranch.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.
Mr. Cal. Dean returned from his Colorado trip last Monday, looking considerably improved thereby.
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.
Cal. Dean returned Monday from Colorado.
Albert Dean...

Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.
Mr. Frank Beall last Monday purchased of Al Dean lot 8 in block 58, in this city, for $150. This gives Mr. Beall four lots, and will make his new residence property much more desirable.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lackey and Misses Cooley and Strothers, of Sedgwick County, and relatives of Mr. Cal Dean, were visiting him the first of this week, stopping at the Perry House. They left Wednesday to visit relatives in the country.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.
Rev. James Wilson, a former resident of the terminus, was in the city a few days last week. While here he sold his house to Cal. Dean for $2,250, Mr. Dean purchasing the same for his sister and family.
Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.
Cal. Dean bought this week of Rev. James Wilson the latter’s house in this city for $2,250. The property was purchased for his sister, Mrs. J. W. Lackey, who has recently come here from Ohio.
Dean Brothers’ ranch...
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
The following are the distances of some of the surrounding towns and Indian Agencies from Arkansas City.
                                                      INDIAN TERRITORY.
Deer Creek                                                                          16
Willow Springs                                           18
Kaw Agency                                                                        18
Ponca Agency                                                                      35
Nez Perce Agency                                                               30
Otoe Agency                                                                       45
Pawnee Agency                                                                   63
Osage Agency                                            65
Dean Bros.’ Ranch                                                               85
Powell Bros.’ Ranch                                                            75
Wiley’s Ranch                                            65
Calvin Dean gets married to Lizzie Armstrong...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.
MARRIED. Cal. Dean, vice president of the Arkansas City Bank, and Miss Lizzie Armstrong were married on Monday of last week, but were successful in keeping the event quiet, even from intimate friends, until Thursday. Though a little late with our congratulations, we wish the estimable bride and groom all the happiness in the world, which they surely merit.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Mrs. Maggie Paul and Miss Laura Harding, of Ohio, have been visiting at the residence of Cal Dean, for several days past. Mrs. Paul left for Wellington Wednesday and Miss Harding is visiting in the country.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
John Smith, an acquaintance of Cal. Dean from Ohio, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday on an inspection tour. Mr. Dean showed Mr. Smith the sights to be seen in our sunny Kansas, visiting the Chilocco schools and other places of resort. Mr. Smith was so favorably impressed with the Eden of America that when he took his departure on Thursday for his buckeye home, it was with the determination to return here and make this his future home as soon as he could dispose of his Ohio property. Mr. Smith is a substantial businessman of Jamestown.
Daniel Dean...nephew of Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.
Daniel Dean, a dry goods merchant of Madrid, Iowa, nephew of Calvin Dean, was in town Wednesday. Mr. Dean desired to move his stock to Arkansas City, but could find no suitable room. Mr. Dean left on the same day to prospect in other portions of Kansas.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
We doubt if there is such another merry crowd as Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. J. W. Heck, Mrs. Geo. Heitkam, Miss Jennie Lowry, Miss Edith Heitkam, and Miss Lizzie Gatwood, when all together, in Arkansas City. Saturday evening they secured the Border Band and called on the many new married couples of our town, treating them to a splendid serenade. The junior editor of the REPUBLICAN and his wife acknowledge a visit from them and enjoyed the sweet music discoursed by the band hugely, as well as the warm congratulations from the above ladies. Although arriving at the door of our palatial mansion at about the time we were preparing to dispense with the services of our tallow candle, our latch string was still on the outside. We hope they will come again, for wherever that jolly crowd goes, there will always be found golden gleams of sunshine. The residences of C. C. Sollitt and Calvin Dean were also visited. [JUNIOR EDITOR: R. C. HOWARD.]
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1884.
The next regular meeting of Creswell Lodge of A. F. & A. M. will be on the evening of Saturday, December 6th, at which time officers will be elected for the ensuing year. The installation of officers elected will be on Dec. 20. The present officers of the lodge are:
James Ridenour, W. M.
Charles Hutchins, Sen. Warden.
Calvin Dean, Jr. Warden.
J. C. Topliff, Secretary.
H. P. Farrar, Treasurer.
James Benedict, Tyler.
H. Endicott, Senior Stewart.
J. K. Rogers, Junior Stewart.
Albert Dean, of Bitter Creek...

Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1884.
Below we give the registers of the different hotels in the city for Saturday, November 15, 1884. Nothing we could say would show, so clearly, and unmistakably, the bustle of activity and the appearance of business of our little city.
                                                         LELAND HOTEL.
                                                       Al. Dean, Bitter Creek.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.
At the annual election of officers for Crescent Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of this city last Saturday night the following gentlemen were elected for the ensuing year.
Jas. Benedict, W. M.; Chas. Hutchins, S. W.; Cal. Dean, J. N.; H. P. Farrar, Treas.; J. C. Topliff, Sec.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, February 14, 1885.
Mike Harkins went to his mule ranche in Sumner County Thursday. From there he goes to his cow ranche in the Territory, and from there Mr. Harkins will go to Old Mexico. Cal. Dean is responsible for this item.
Calvin Dean and wife...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
                                                    MAMMA HUBBARD.
The most successful of the season’s social events occurred last night at Highland Hall under the auspices of the Favorite Social Club. A large and select party of maskers were they, who glided about the hall in the many intricacies of the dance. A feast for the eyes was the many colors as they glided in and out in serpentine movements or moved along stately in massed colors. The beautiful costumes of the ladies, the grotesque and glaring ones of the gentlemen, called up scenes of oriental splendor and was soothing and calming while yet exciting to the lookers on. The names of those who were invited to the Ma Hubbard, were, so near as we could learn as follows.

C. H. Searing and wife, S. Matlack and wife, H. P. Farrar and wife, F. W. Farrar and wife, E. L. McDowell, W. D. Mowry and wife, C. C. Sollitt and wife, J. V. Hull, Frank Austin and wife, John Kroenert and wife, Al Heitkam, C. O. Harris, Dr. Westfall and wife, John B. Walker and wife, Matt Aldridge and wife, C. R. Sipes and wife, John Ingliss, Will Griffith, A. A. Newman and wife, Wyard Gooch and wife, L. N. Coburn, A. V. Alexander and wife, Dr. J. Vawter and wife, Geo. Schmidt, J. Landes and wife, Frank Beall and wife, C. G. Thompson and wife, J. H. Hilliard and wife, Joe Finkleburg, J. A. McIntyre and wife, E. L. Kingsbury, F. K. Grosscup, A. D. Ayres and wife, Thos. Kimmel and wife, Will Moore and wife, Ivan Robinson, J. C. Topliff, Will Thompson, R. E. Grubbs and wife, Chas. Schiffbauer and wife, L. H. Northey, O. Ingersoll and wife, Chas. Chapel, Lute Coombs, P. L. Snyder, J. W. Heck and wife, Frank Thompson, Sherman Thompson, W. A. Daniels, F. B. Willitts, Jerry Adams, Sept. Andrews, Will L. Aldridge, A. J. Pyburn, S. B. Reed, Dr. S. B. Parsons, Dr. M. B. Vawter, Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Isaac Ochs and wife, H. Nicholson, Frank Hutchison, R. P. Hutchison and wife, Herman Wyckoff, F. J. Sweeny and wife, J. L. Huey and wife, R. B. Norton, Chas. Hutchins and wife, Cal. Dean and wife, C. M. Scott and wife, Frank J. Hess and wife, R. U. Hess, R. L. Howard and wife, Dr. H. D. Kellogg and wife, H. P. Standley and wife, E. O. Stevenson and wife, H. H. Perry and wife, G. W. Cunningham and wife, J. G. Shelden and wife, Sam Wyle, Maj. M. S. Hasie and wife, Chs. Hilliard, Tillie Crawford, J. W. Duncan, A. H. Fitch, James Ridenour and wife, J. R. Rogers and wife, Tip Davenport and wife, E. W. Weston, of Wellington, Kansas, Ed. Cole and wife, Lafe Tomlin and wife, Ed. McMullen, of Winfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Dean left for a visit to Xenia, Ohio, last Monday. They will be gone several days.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
                                                        Arkansas City Bank.
                                                          Capital $100,000.
                                              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 Traveler, April 1, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Dean returned from quite an extensive trip to Ohio, last Thursday.
Calvin Dean, City Councilman, Second Ward...
Arkansas City Republican, Wednesday, April 4, 1885.
                                                            “HOT TIMES.”
                                            The Squirt-Gun Ordinance the Cause.
Thursday the businessmen and taxpayers held a meeting to place in nomination a ticket for the city officers to be filled next Tuesday. The following was the result.
                                                            FIRST WARD:
Councilmen: Jacob Hight; A. C. Gould.
School Board: S. B. Adams; T. D. Richardson.
                                                         SECOND WARD:
Councilmen: Archie Dunn; Calvin Dean.
School Board: J. P. Witt; John Landes.
                                                            THIRD WARD:
Councilmen: J. P. Johnson; M. C. Copple.

School Board: A. D. Prescott; L. E. Woodin.
                                                          FOURTH WARD:
Councilmen: John M. Ware; W. P. Wolf.
School Board: A. P. Hutchinson; T. R. Houghton.
Calvin Dean...
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.
Calvin Dean, Councilman, Second Ward, short term...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
                                                           The City Election.
Tuesday the city election occurred. There were only two tickets in the field—the Citizen’s ticket and the Reform ticket, but the supporters of each worked hard for victory. F. P. Schiffbauer was elected mayor by 117 votes.
In the second ward, the race of councilmen was very close. It resulted in the election of Archie Dunn, long term; and Calvin Dean, short term. J. P. Witt and John Landes were put in the school board.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
Cal. Dean, in the second ward, got there for councilman by two votes.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.
The Democrat, in giving the names of the incorporators of the Johnson Loan and Trust Company, omitted the name of Calvin Dean. Correct next week, Charlie.
Calvin Dean...
                                        A BOMB SHELL IN THE COUNCIL.
                         Have We a City Government Under the New State Law?
Arkansas City Traveler, May 6, 1885.
Monday evening a regular meeting of the city council was held, Mayor Schiffbauer presiding. When most of the routine business was performed, Mr. Amos Walton presented himself, and asked to call the attention of the mayor and council to a law passed at the last session of the state Legislature (Senate Bill No. 145), which requires as a qualification to the office of mayor or councilman that the incumbent be an owner of real estate in the city.
Councilman Rarick said the provision of law had just come to his knowledge, and as he was not an owner of real estate in the city, he felt himself disqualified to hold his seat. He had written out his resignation that morning to tender to the council, and he now gave notice that he should no longer perform the functions of councilman.

Some debate followed this tender as to what should be done with the resignation, but it was decided that no action was required, as the gentleman was not a member and the law declared that fact.
Mr. O’Neil then asked leave to introduce his water proposition , and a statement was read bearing his signature, but he disclaimed the authorship of the document or the signing of his name. This water supply business comes up in loose shape before the council, and the unwillingness of some of the members to act on it has a tendency to delay proceedings. At 7:30 o’clock a motion was adopted to adjourn the council meeting till 10 a.m. the next day (Tuesday), and that the council sit in committee of the whole to consider the water works question, the session to begin two hours before the adjourned meeting of the council.
But in the morning a new trouble arose. It was talked on the sidewalk that Mayor Schiffbauer and Councilmen Thompson and Davis, were also ineligible to hold office, they not being the owners of real estate in the city. This seemed to have a paralyzing effect on the honorable board, as the members did not present themselves to sit in committee of the whole. The matter was talked over by the groups on the sidewalk, and the question whether their past acts were valid caused a feeling of painful uncertainty.
At 10 o’clock the council met, Mayor Schiffbauer again in the chair. The recent act of the legislature was discussed, and “what are you going to do about it?” seemed a poser to our legislative Solons. Mr. Hill desired that some intelligent proceedings be taken to learn the facts in the matter; and after various suggestions were offered, it was finally resolved that the roll of the members be called and they be asked to declare whether they were owners of real estate within corporation limits. The mayor said he owned real estate; the councilmen from the first ward (Hight and Hill) also declared themselves real estate owners, Messrs. Dunn and Dean, of the second ward, had the necessary qualification; Capt. Thompson, of the third ward, declared himself a property holder, Capt. Rarick, of the same ward, was not in his seat, Councilman Davis, of the 4th ward, reported himself not a property owner, Mr. H. G. Bailey said he had the necessary qualification. This left two members ineligible on their own statements. The mayor questioned whether Councilman Bailey was ineligible to serve. He owned a homestead in the city although it was held in his wife’s name. She could not dispose of it without his assent and joint signature to the deed, and hence his mayor regarded him as a property owner. But Mr. Bailey took a different view of the matter. He said he did not own a lot on the city plat, he was not listed as the owner of real estate, and hence the law made him ineligible.
The talk on the subject is that two other members of the city government are in the same box with the fourth ward member, and a number of our citizens declared that elections must be held to fill their places. The question is referred to the attorney general of the state for an opinion, and when that official gives his views, a way will be devised to disentangle the snarl.
Calvin Dean...
                                              A MUNICIPAL DEAD LOCK.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 6, 1885.
The city council has been playing at cross purposes of late. A week ago last Friday it held an informal meeting, the mayor being absent from the city, and the heavy rain keeping several members at home; but no business was done except to swear in some of the newly elected officers, and resolve to meet on the following Monday.

On Monday the honorable body did not get together, but the following evening they met, the mayor also being present. Mr. O’Neil was in attendance, expecting the water ordinance would be brought up for revision, to state what changes in his proposed contract with the city government he was willing to concede. At 8:15 o’clock Mayor Schiffbauer rapped the council to order, and informed the gentlemen that their proceedings would not be valid unless held in compliance with a call duly signed by the mayor and a majority of the council. City Clerk Benedict then wrote out the call for a special meeting to which the signature of the mayor and four of the council were appended. Another name was wanted, and here came the hitch. Councilmen Dunn and Dean declined to affix their sign manual, unless it was specified in the call that the water works question would not be considered. They were opposed to the present contract as being too loose; it did not go sufficiently into detail, and failed to guard the interest of the taxpayers. Councilman Hill was not present, and they deemed it unwise to take action on so important a matter, or bring it up for consideration, a full board not being present. Councilman Hight advanced the same objection. After some time had been spent in informal debate, the mayor said it would be well to give effect to the call as other public business was awaiting action, and the council could use its own judgment about taking up the water works question.
Leave being granted Mr. O’Neil to address the council, he said he hoped there would be no further delay in considering the contract to which he was a party. It was not for him to say what he would do, but for the gentlemen to specify their requirements. If his present engagement for the construction of water works was not satisfactory, he was willing to amend it; he was there to make liberal concessions, but he must first know what was demanded of him. He hoped there would be no further delay as he was here under expense, and had money on deposit to go on with the work which could be put to profitable use elsewhere.
A lively cross-fire ensued between Mr. Dunn and the speaker, to which Messrs. Dean and Hight contributed an occasional shot. The debate made the fact apparent that those gentlemen opposed any action on the question in the absence of Mr. Hill, and as this maintained the deadlock, at 9 o’clock the mayor declared there would be no meeting of the council, and the business ended in smoke.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.
The city council was late in getting together on Monday evening. Capt. Rarick, having resigned; and Mr. Davis deeming himself without the necessary property qualification to hold his seat, the body is reduced to little more than a quorum. Mr. Hill was also absent, having left on the afternoon train. The mayor and four councilmen waited till 8:30, and no quorum appearing, the marshal was sent after Archie Dunn, who promptly responded to the summons and then the business began.
The next business in order was the consideration of ordinances, and the ordinance imposing an occupation tax was the first to come up. But it was now ten o’clock, and members suggested it was too late to take up so comprehensive a matter.

At this moment, Mr. Collins, of Wichita, attorney for Mr. O’Neil, presented himself and asked if the council was willing to grant definite terms to his client. The franchise granted by the former council allowed 90 days for furnishing the plant to supply the city with water; that time was two-thirds gone, and his client had been hindered from prosecuting the work because of the refusal of the present council to carry out the contract of their predecessors in office.
Mr. Dean inquired if the company Mr. O’Neil represented was willing to go on and do their work without bonds.
Mr. Collins could not say as to that. His client had spent months here, had supplied the city with water, paying for fuel and necessary help, and had incurred other expenses. He now wished to know whether an arrangement could be made with the council so that he could go on and fulfill his contract.
Mr. Dunn said O’Neil had collected water rent from the Leland House and Mr. Geo. E. Hasie, but this the latter emphatically denied.
Some show of feeling was developed during the discussion, which the mayor endeavored to suppress. At 10 o’clock the council adjourned to meet the following evening.
Calvin Dean: Excerpt...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.
The City Council met in adjourned meeting on Monday evening, the mayor and Councilmen Thompson, Dean, Dunn, Hight, and Bailey present.
                                                COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
                              The City Attorney Bounced By a Unanimous Vote.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.
The council chamber was filled on Monday evening with a large attendance of citizens, who evidently expected that a racy entertainment would be provided them by our city fathers. But they were disappointed as the evening passed off quietly. Mayor Schiffbauer presided and held the council strictly to business. City Clerk Benedict being absent in the territory, Frederic Lockley acted in his place. A few trifling bills were allowed. The application of Geo. A. Druitt to build a kitchen of wood or sheet iron on lot 18, block 81, was refused.
Mr. Dean asked for information in regard to the money allowed for election expenses. He was informed that the county paid the judges and clerks and yet some of these men had drawn pay for their day’s services from the city. The mayor explained that misinformation from county officers had led him to pay some persons employed in the polling places, but the money would be refunded by the county and no man would be paid twice for the same service.
Ordinance No. 19, regulating water rates, was then read; it was passed by sections and then passed as a whole. On motion of Thompson, Mr. Scott, the engineer of the water works, was appointed collector of the water rate.
Resolutions in regard to certain curbing and guttering on Summit Street, were adopted, and ordered published four times in the TRAVELER.

It was now past 10 o’clock and Mr. Dean moved that the council adjourn. Mr. Hight wished to engage the attention of the body a few moments. He said he wished to know whether the two city officials whose resignation had been recommended at the last meeting of the city council had vacated their places. In pursuing this business he wished it understood that he was impelled by no personal feeling; as the representative of his constituency in the first ward and in the interest of the whole city, he was impressed with the fact that some men holding office were a weight upon the city government, and tended to bring its laws into contempt. These men must be got rid of in order to regain popular respect, and ensure efficiency to our administration.
The police judge, Chas. Bryant, in answer to this inquiry, said he had not been derelict in the performance of duty, and therefore felt himself under no obligation to resign. He had been elected by the people, and to them he owed the duty of remaining in office until removed in the manner provided by law.
Mr. Stafford said he had not tendered his resignation because no weight or validity attached to the resolution of the council calling on him to vacate his office. When the position of city attorney was tendered him, several members of the council urged his acceptance. He was duly appointed by the mayor and confirmed by a vote of the council. To throw up his position on a mere clamor, and when he knew he was performing his duties faithfully and honestly, would be unjust to himself, injurious to his family, and disrespectful to the eminent gentlemen in his former state who had testified to his merits as a citizen and his competency as a lawyer. More specific charges than unfounded newspaper reports were necessary to prove his unfitness.
Mr. Dean moved an adjournment, which was not seconded.
Mr. Hight said he was losing no sleep over this business. It was not a question whether the city attorney believed he was doing his duty; the material point was whether his services were acceptable to the people. His unpopularity was a drag-chain; it deprived him of prestige as a public officer, and the fact remained that he lost every suit he prosecuted. It is known he is a stumbling block to the city administration. Newspaper columns had no influences with him (the speaker). It was no dishonor for an official to step down and out. We all have our special aptitude; and the man who finds himself in a position he cannot adequately fill, his clear duty to himself is to get rid of its embarrassments. The speaker needed but one hint from the people he represented that he stood in the way of their interest, to make room for another who could render them better service.
Mr. Dean said the hour was too late to continue this discussion. The vote of its last meeting stood recorded; he was in favor of delaying further proceedings ‘till next week when a full attendance of the council might be expected, and there would be more time.
But Mr. Hight objected to delay. He wished to know if an ordinance was required to remove officers appointed by the council.
The mayor said an appointed officer could be removed for cause on a vote of a majority of the whole council.
Mr. Dean moved to adjourn.
Mr. Thompson thought it would be well to write to Judge Torrance to learn whether the city attorney is allowed to plead in his court.
Mr. Bailey produced the following letter from the Judge, which was read to the council, as follows.
                                               JUDGE TORRANCE REPLIES.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 18, 1885.

H. G. BAILEY, Esq.
Dear Sir: In reply to your inquiries in regard to Mr. T. J. Stafford, I make the following statement.
At the January term, 1885, of the District Court, of this county, Mr. Stafford applied for admission to the bar. He failed to pass a satisfactory examination and for that reason was not admitted. Afterwards he went to Topeka and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court on the representation that he was a practicing lawyer in the state.
Mr. Stafford afterwards, at the April (1885) term of the District court of this county, asked to be examined again as to his qualifications to be licensed to practice law, and I refused to entertain his application on the ground that he had been admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court on the representation that he was a practicing lawyer in the state, when in fact he had not been licensed to practice law. Mr. Stafford claimed that he did not make any intentional misstatement; that he was requested by Mr. Sterns, in the clerk’s office (an old Iowa friend of his) to apply for admission; that he was not acquainted with the statute regulating the admission of persons to practice law in the Supreme Court; that he told Sterns that he was a practicing lawyer at Arkansas City, but did not tell him that he had been licensed to practice law in the District Court; that Sterns introduced him to Mr. Austin, a young lawyer in the Attorney General’s office, and that Mr. Austin moved his admission, and that he (Stafford) did not know what representation Austin made to the court. Under the circumstances, both the examining committee and myself thought it best that Mr. Stafford should not be examined at the time. Afterwards Mr. Stafford went to Topeka, and was admitted in Judge Guthrie’s court on his Iowa certificate, and his license to practice law by Judge Guthrie authorized him to practice law in all the District and inferior courts in the state of Kansas.
I have hesitated to say anything in regard to this matter, although I have been requested to do so by Mr. Dean and other parties, lest I might say something which might be misconstrued to Mr. Stafford’s prejudice. I have given you the facts as I understand them, and leave you and the city council to draw your own conclusions.
                                           Very respectfully, E. S. TORRANCE.
Mr. Stafford remarked that some of the statements made in Judge Torrance’s letter were made on hearsay evidence.
Mr. Hight moved that the office of city attorney be declared vacant on account of incompetency in the incumbent. The vote was by yeas and nays, all the members present voting in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. Hight, the council adjourned.
Mr. Stafford notified the mayor that he should continue to perform the duties of city attorney.
Calvin Dean: Excerpt...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The City Council met in regular session last Monday evening. Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Davis, Dean, Dunn, Bailey, and Thompson were present. The first thing that came up was the question of Mr. Bailey’s ineligibility. He sprung it himself. He heard he was to be ousted because he had been a confederate soldier. Mr. Bailey stated that he served 18 months; but at the end of that time he came north and took the oath of allegiance. No action was taken upon the matter by the council.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 18, 1885.
Council met in adjourned session Monday evening with Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Davis, Dunn, Dean, Thompson, and Hight present; Hill and Bailey absent.
Mr. Hight made a motion that the city attorney, police judge, and street commissioner be requested to resign. Mr. Dunn made some remarks on the subject and seconded Mr. Hight’s motion. Remarks were also made by Thompson and Davis. They were followed by Messrs. Stafford, Moore, and Bryant in defense of themselves. Mr. Hight insisted upon the motion being put with the exception of street commissioner, which was not consented to by his second.
The motion was amended that such should be voted on separately; carried.
Mr. Hight called for the yeas and nays for the city attorney to resign. Thompson and Bailey voted the nays and Dean, Dunn, Davis, and Hight voted affirmatively.
Mr. Hight moved that Police Judge Bryant be requested to resign. The result was as follows: Thompson, Dean, and Hight voted affirmatively. Dunn and Davis voted negatively. Bailey did not vote.
Moved that action on street commissioner be indefinitely deferred; carried.
Mayor appointed J. A. Stafford night watch at a salary of $25 per month and fees.
On motion adjourned until regular meeting.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 18, 1885.
                                                           “HIS HONOR.”
At the council meeting last Monday evening, Mayor Schiffbauer is reported as saying by the Traveler that: “The jealousy of a rival attorney had instigated a good share of this public odium, and the lies published in the REPUBLICAN had proceeded from an outside pen, because there was not brains enough in that establishment to concoct such fabrications. He cautioned the council against being influenced by these scurrilous allegations, they being prompted by malice and having no foundation in fact. If such charges were to influence the council to go back on its officers, he wished it distinctly understood that he had no hand in the business.”
The mayor also said “that you might rake H__l over with a fine comb and not find as black-hearted an individual as the one who wrote those articles in the REPUBLICAN.”

We wish to say that the junior editor of the REPUBLICAN does all the editorial work. All the charges we have brought to bear against the city council and attorney were written by that individual. We edit our own paper. We are not influenced by outside talk. We espoused that which we thought to be beneficial to the city and tax- payers. We were against that infamous water works ordinance because we believed it to be a swindle. In an article we condemned that ordinance, and showed wherein it was deficient. Later on we have shown plainly that the city attorney was incompetent to handle our city affairs. The police judge has shown that he is too lax in the management of his affairs. The council by a majority vote has requested him to resign, also the city attorney. The Council did a good night’s work last Monday in purging. We hope they will continue the purging process until they get all the corruption out. But one thing we are sorry for is that our mayor should so far forget his dignity as to use profane language in the council chamber. While we may have been extremely provoking to his side of the question, Mr. Schiffbauer should not be so put out as to lose the dignity which belongs to the head official of the city. It is very unbecoming.
In regard to the articles which we have written, they were founded on facts. Take the back files of the REPUBLICAN, inquire into the matter, and every charge we have made is true and can be sustained.
Only one time have we given space to any rumor; that was in regard to a certain officer appointing his brother-in-law to succeed Billy Gray as city marshal. That brother-in-law has since been appointed night watch at a salary of $25 per month. Hight, Dean, and Davis voted against his appointment. Dunn, Thompson, and Bailey voted for it, and as it was a tie, the mayor decided.
Mr. Schiffbauer informs us that a number of merchants requested the appointment. As they hired one night watch, they felt justified in asking the city to appoint one. But be that as it may, we know now we have three salaried policemen and two night watches.
The REPUBLICAN has a right to criticize the action of any public officer. The people expect us to voice their rights and agitate all questions of public interest.
The muddle which exists in the council now is thrown upon the shoulders of the REPUBLICAN. It was through our agitation of the ineligibility of the councilmen and the incompetency of our city attorney, it is claimed by a few, that the present state of affairs exists. We have no apology to offer. We have done our duty to the taxpayers of Arkansas City. We thought the city attorney was incapable to handle the affairs of Arkansas City correctly. We said so and produced evidence to substantiate what we charged. We feel highly complimented that the REPUBLICAN has been able to assist in purging the city of any incompetent officer. But this is no reason why our mayor should lose his dignified bearing and go down to the level of a profane citizen, especially in the council chamber. We leave the matter to be decided by the taxpayers of Arkansas City. In the language of Jake Hight, let us have a little more dignity in the council.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.
                                                       Curbing and Guttering.
Resolutions of the city council, of the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, in reference to certain curbing and guttering on Summit Street in said city.
WHEREAS, In our opinion it has become necessary, for the benefit of public health of said city, as well as from other causes, that a system of curbing and guttering should be constructed along a portion of Summit Street in said city. Therefore,
Be it Resolved, 1st. That suitable curbs and gutter be caused to be constructed on Summit Street, on the east side of blocks seventy-nine, eighty, and eighty-one, and on the west side of blocks sixty-seven, sixty-eight, and sixty-nine, all abutting on said Summit street.

Resolved, 2nd. That the city contract for the performance of said work, and that the cost thereof be equally pro-rated among the lot owners abutting on said street within said blocks. That such amount shall become a debt against each of said lots and payable to said city; and said debt shall, from the time of the completion of said work, become a special assessment, and shall be certified by the city clerk to the county clerk of Cowley County, state of Kansas, to be by him placed on the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties, and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law collected.
Be it ordered that these resolutions be published in the Arkansas City TRAVELER for four consecutive weeks.
                                                     CITY COUNCILMEN.
Calvin Dean. Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.
                                                   In Honor of the Dead Hero.
The Grant mass meeting of the citizens at Highland Opera House Thursday evening was well attended. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schiffbauer and Judge Sumner was chosen chairman and Frederick Lockley secretary. The meeting was held in respect of the dead hero, Gen. Grant, and to make preparations for the observance of his funeral. Remarks were made by Chairman Sumner, Revs. Fleming, Campbell, and Buckner, T. J. Stafford, and others. Committees were appointed as follows.
On arrangements: A. J. Pyburn, Cal. Dean, Frederic Lockley, Revs. Campbell, and Buckner, Al. Mowry, and Maj. Sleeth.
On resolutions: Frederic Lockley, Judge McIntire, and Maj. Sleeth.
Calvin Dean. Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, July 25, 1885.
Council met in regular session last Monday evening. Present: Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Thompson, Dean, Hight, Davis, and Bailey. As Wm. Benedict was absent, Frederic Lockley was chosen by the mayor to act in his place.
Cal. Dean desired information in regard to the ordinance appropriating $100 to pay election expenses. Mayor Schiffbauer explained that it was through an error made by County Clerk Hunt that so large a sum had been appropriated and that parties who had been paid by the city out of the appropriation had given orders on the county for what had been paid them and the county would refund the money to the city. Capt. Hunt told “His Honor” that the city had to stand the expenses of the election, but afterwards informed him differently.
Mr. Hight made a motion that the office of city attorney be declared vacant and was seconded by Mr. Bailey. A vote was called for and resulted in Bailey, Hight, Thompson, Davis, and Dean voting that the incumbent step down and out; Mr. Stafford voting no.
Motion to adjourn was carried. They will meet next Monday evening in adjourned session.
Calvin Dean...
                                               CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
                                                 Reform That Doesn’t Work.
                    A City Official Who Like the Ghost of Banquo, Will Not Down.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.
When our city fathers assembled for business Monday evening, there was a large crowd in attendance, attracted evidently in the expectation of witnessing more fun. The mayor presided and Councilmen Hight, Dean, Dunn, Thompson, Davis, and Bailey responded to their names as called by the clerk. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.

The following bills were acted on: Ed Malone, work on engine house, $35.45, allowed. Ivan Robinson, coal, $12.50, allowed. Referred bill of Chicago Lumber Co., $25.98, was reported favorably and allowed.
The council appropriated $5 to pay five night watchmen, appointed by the mayor on the night of the fire, to guard property.
James L. Huey, on behalf of the insurance men of the city, said the ordinance taxing each insurance company represented in the city $10 a year, is resisted, and the best companies refuse to take fresh business. They say if all the cities where they have agents should impose a similar tax, they could not do business. In this dilemma, the agents of the companies in this city had resolved to present the matter to the council, and ask that the occupation tax levied on them suffice for purposes of city revenue. To drive insurance companies away would be unwise, we have lately had experience of the necessity of placing our property in the hands of reliable underwriters.
N. T. Snyder said not the best companies alone, but all the insurance companies represented here, have ordered their agents to take no fresh business, and not to renew existing policies. They pay a state tax, and this they declare is all that justice demands of them.
Mr. Huey said further that the occupation tax as now assessed would absorb 20 percent of all the premiums paid.
Mr. Dunn moved that the matter be referred to the equalization committee of the council.
The mayor said it was talked by taxpayers that this committee had no right to affix a tax; it must be done by the council.
A suggestion was made that the committee could look into the matter and make recommendations to the council.
After some discussion Mr. Dunn withdrew his motion.
Major Schiffbauer said there was no question of the legality of the occupation tax; its equitable adjustment was the matter to be considered. If the insurance companies resist the assessment and have resolved to withdraw, the business of the council was to consider whether the ordinance should be amended.
Mr. Snyder said a similar tax on insurance companies had been imposed in Emporia, but it was found inexpedient and oppressive, and it had been repealed.
The application was finally referred to the committee on ordinances.
The Frick Bros., asked leave to rebuild scales and office on corner of Central Avenue and Summit Street, or one block west of that location. Leave granted to build one block west.
Pitts Ellis asked permission to put in scales and small sheet iron office on Fourth Avenue, two rods from Summit Street. Granted.
Application was made by the Danks Bros., and Morehead for an appropriation of $200 to pay for a survey of the city and a plat of the same, the purpose being to ascertain the best location for building water works. The petitioners would make a bid for the erection of the works.

This led to a lengthy discussion, in which these objections were advanced: The sum asked for is not in the city treasury; if a favorable location is found, the city has no means to build water works, and bonds, if voted, would not sell. The situation looked hopeless, and the application was laid on the table indefinitely.
Mr. Henderson asked leave to raise his frame dwelling on Summit Street four feet, he intending to cover the roof with tin. Granted.
Mr. Hight called attention to some frame additions being made by W. M. Sawyer, proprietor of the Empire Laundry. His intention was to put in a steam engine, and the work he was doing was in violation of the fire ordinance. The marshal was instructed to enforce the ordinance.
On suggestion of the mayor, the council ordered the street commissioner to put in posts on Fourth, Fifth, and Central Avenues, extending half a block from Summit Street, for hitching purposes. The posts to be eight feet apart and connected with iron rods.
The marshal stated that he found difficulty in collecting the dog tax. The council instructed him to issue a proclamation warning owners of dogs that if the tax was not paid by a given time, the animals would be shot.
Mr. Thompson said many persons had complained to him of the burdensome tax imposed upon some users of water. The tariff on livery stable keepers was too high, it was excessive on barbers, and some hotel keepers were unfairly dealt with. The tax on the Star Stable ($25 for washing buggies and 75 cents for every stall in use) would run up such a bill, that if not modified, the owners would put in a windmill and start water works of their own. Mr. Hilliard, owner of the Fifth Avenue Livery Stable, also complained of the burdensome tax.
Mr. Dunn said he wanted the rates made fair to all, but they should be sufficient to render the water works self supporting.
Mr. Davis said the present tariff would produce a revenue exceeding expenses by $200 or $300; but this surplus would be lost by delinquent taxpayers.
Mr. Hutchins complained that he had made connection with the water main for use in his dwelling house at an expense of $35 to $40. Then he paid a tax of $5 a year; now it was raised to $20. Before he would pay such a sum, he would sink a well and cut loose from the city water supply.
The ordinance was referred to the water-works committee to adjust and equalize.
Mr. Hight wished to know if the mayor had appointed a city attorney to fill the vacancy created by resolution of the council.
His honor said he had not, as City Attorney Stafford was still performing the duties of that office. He doubted whether the right method had been pursued in the endeavor to get rid of that officer. The statute authorized the council to remove any officer for cause, except the mayor, justice of peace, and constable, by a majority vote of all the members. In this case no charges had been made, no opportunity for defense accorded. A mere vote of the council or a resolution to declare the office vacant, the mayor did not regard as a compliance with the requirements of the law.
Mr. Hight contended that Mr. Stafford had been lawfully disposed of. The cause assigned was incompetency, and his removal effected by a majority vote of the council. Proceedings in attainder, or a trial on impeachment were not required by the statute, and legal opinion sustained him in his belief that the office of city attorney was vacant.

Mr. Dean said this wrangle in the council was becoming chronic; the business of the city was not transacted with decorum or dignity. He attributed this discord to the perversity of the city attorney, who was unacceptable to the people and a drag on the council. He had been requested to resign, and he contemptuously refused; he had been removed by a vote of the council, but he still hung on to the office. The speaker did not know of a practicable remedy. If Mr. Stafford could run the city and the council at his own sweet will, there was no need for him (Mr. Dean) to occupy his seat. He gave notice that he should retire from the unseemly contest until some way had been discovered of restoring harmony to the administration of our public affairs.
Mr. Stafford spoke in his own defense. The wrangle being maintained till late in the evening, Mr. Hight introduced an ordinance amendatory to Ordinance No. 4, cutting off the salary of the city attorney. It was read, discussed, and adopted.
John Stafford, the recently appointed night watchman, was removed, the office being in excess of the public need, and assistant Marshal Breene instructed to remain on duty till midnight.
Council adjourned.
Calvin Dean: Excerpt...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 1, 1885.
Council convened last Monday evening in regular adjourned session. Mayor Schiffbauer presided. Councilmen Davis, Thompson, Dean, Dunn, Hight, and Bailey were present.
Calvin Dean: birth of a daughter...
Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.
BIRTH. No one would suspect by Cal Dean’s demeanor that an important event had occurred in his life. Mrs. Dean on Tuesday morning gave birth to a girl babe. All parties concerned are doing well.
Calvin Dean, administrator...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.
                                                     Letters of Administration.
In the Probate Court of said county.
In the matter of the estate of William A. Badley, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of June, A. D. 1885, the Honorable Probate Court of Cowley County, in the state of Kansas, granted letters of administration of said date, to the undersigned, Calvin Dean, on the estate of William A. Badley, late of Cowley County, Kansas, deceased.
Therefore, all persons having claims against the said estate are hereby notified that they must present the same to the undersigned for allowance, within one year from the date of said letters, June 18th, 1885, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate, and that if such claims be not exhibited within three years after the said date, they shall be forever barred. CALVIN DEAN, Administrator of the estate of William A. Badley, deceased.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.

Stafford has resigned. The council charged that he was incompetent to attend to city affairs and fired him out according to law. Last Monday night at the meeting they swallowed all they had said on the promise of the Mayor that Stafford would get out. After taking back all they had said, the city attorney was called for and upon dictating his own terms, handed in his resignation to take effect the 17th of this month. Mr. Hight refused to take action on the matter. He would not take anything back. Messrs. Dean and Dunn were compelled to go home on account of sickness ere the trying ordeal came to pass. Harmony now prevails and the REPUBLICAN has won a victory to be proud of.
Calvin Dean...
                                             CURBING AND GUTTERING.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.
Resolutions of the city council of the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, in reference to certain curbing and guttering on Summit street in said city.
WHEREAS, in our opinion it has become necessary, for the benefit of public health of said city, as well as from other causes, that a system of curbing and guttering be constructed along a portion of Summit street in said city, Therefore
Be it Resolved, 1st, That suitable curb and gutter be caused to be constructed on Summit street, on the east side of blocks seventy-nine, eighty, and eighty-one, and on the west side of blocks sixty-seven, sixty-eight, and sixty-nine, all abutting on said Summit street.
Resolved, 2nd, That the city contract for the performance of said work, and that the cost therefore be equally pro-rated among the lot owners abutting on said street within said blocks. That such amount shall become a debt against each of said lots and payable to said city; and said debt shall, from the time of completion of said work, become a special assessment, and shall be certified by the city clerk to the county clerk of Cowley county, state of Kansas, to be by him placed on the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties, and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law collected.
Be it ordered that these resolutions be published in the Arkansas City TRAVELER for four consecutive weeks.
                                                     CITY COUNCILMEN.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.
At the council meeting on Monday evening, the mayor and six councilmen were present, Dunn and Hill being absent. The vote of the third ward was canvassed, and A. D. Prescott declared elected. He presented himself and took the oath of office.
Dr. Kellogg complained of the excessive rate charged in the water schedule for sprinkling lawns. He said it was inequitable because livery stable keepers used water profusely all day long, while the owners of lots were restricted to one hour per day. The applicant owned three lots and was assessed $18 for sprinkling, while livery stables paid but $25. Unless the tariff was modified, he gave notice that he should cease to use water for sprinkling purposes.
Mr. Dean said the price had been fixed thus high to discourage lot owners from using water on their lawns. No action was taken on the application.

The mayor stated to the council that at a meeting of citizens held a few evenings ago to consider a proposition to build water and gas works for the city, a committee of three had been appointed, to act in conjunction with a committee from the council, to suggest the most expedient means of providing the city with a water supply. He believed it was expected that the committee, or some members of it, should visit neighboring towns to see how their water systems worked, and he submitted it to the gentlemen whether any portion of the scant city funds could be profitably devoted to any such use. On motion the mayor was authorized to appoint a committee with the understanding that no money would be furnished to pay any expenses it might incur. The mayor appointed Messrs. Thompson, Dean, and Dunn, and the council added the mayor to the committee.
Adjourned till the next regular meeting.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 22, 1885.
                                                         The Water Works.
A good representation was had of the businessmen at the water works meeting in Highland Opera House last Friday evening. Mayor Schiffbauer called the meeting to order at 8 p.m., and J. L. Huey was chosen chairman and N. T. Snyder, secretary. Mayor Schiffbauer stated that the meeting had been called to discuss the water works question; that Messrs. Plate and Quigley were here from St. Louis with a proposition which they wished to submit to the citizens of Arkansas City for putting in gas and water works. The proposition was to the effect that they put them in for the franchise, the city agreeing to take 60 fire plugs, at a rental of $50 a year and also take 30 street lights at $30 each per annum. Speeches were made on the subject by Maj. Sleeth, J. G. Danks, A. D. Prescott, J. P. Johnson, O. P. Houghton, Maj. Searing, Mayor Schiffbauer, and others. The gist of their remarks was that we needed and must have water works; but at present we were unable to put in gas works.
Messrs. Quigley and Plate did not want one without the other on this proposition so the matter was ended in regard to it. These gentlemen desire to put in a bid when we have water works put in. They propose what we think is a good system, and by their talk they showed that they were perfectly conversant with the water works question. They propose the stand-pipe system and explained it in detail to those present.
During the meeting a motion was made and carried that a committee be appointed from the citizens meeting and city council to investigate the different systems of water works of our neighboring cities and report which they thought was the best. J. G. Danks and Maj. Sleeth were selected to represent the citizens, and Monday night Councilmen Dean, Dunn, Thompson, and Mayor Schiffbauer were taken from the city council. On motion the meeting was adjourned to await the report of the committee.
The time has come for some action to be taken. The citizens of Arkansas City have expressed their desire for water works. The start has been made to get them. Let the ball be pushed forward rapidly. Protection from fire for our town we must have and right now is the accepted time to get it.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, August 22, 1885.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Last Monday night was the regular meeting of the city council. Present: Mayor Schiffbauer and Councilmen Davis, Hight, Thompson, Dean, and Bailey.

The council proceeded to canvass the vote for councilmen in the 3rd ward of the 14th inst. to fill the unexpired term caused by the resignation of Capt. O. S. Rarick with the following result.
Capt. Rarick, nine votes; A. D. Prescott, fifty-eight votes. The latter was declared duly elected.
Mr. Prescott was called for. He came forward and took the oath of office.
The allowance of a few bills was then had.
The city clerk read a letter from Holton & Ruggles, attorneys for O’Neil & Co., claiming $20,000 damages with bill for same. On motion the clerk was instructed to return the papers and inform the attorneys that their demands would not be considered in any manner.
Bill of ex-city attorney Stafford, who defended Billy Gray in the Ward hog trial, of $20, was allowed.
The board of education asked that a further levy of two mills for school and incidental purposes be allowed and it was granted.
The council voted that the fire ordinance in regard to the erection of buildings in the fire limits be strictly enforced.
The mayor appointed a committee to act in conjunction with the citizen’s water works committee. He appointed Messrs. Thompson, Dean, and Dunn, and the council added the mayor.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
Calvin Dean...
                                                        WATER WORKS.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 2, 1885.
                                         SHALL WE HAVE WATER WORKS?
                                    Meeting of Citizens To Determine the Question.
                               An Indifferent Crowd Who Have No Will To Express.
The citizens’ meeting on Friday to provide water works for the city, called by the committee appointed at a previous meeting, was slightly attended. At 8 o’clock, the hour designated, less than a score of persons were in the hall. Half an hour after about sixty had assembled, and the meeting was called to order by the appointment of J. P. Johnson for chairman and Frederic Lockley secretary.
The committee was called upon for the reading of its report. In the absence of Major Sleeth, chairman of the committee, Mayor Schiffbauer explained that at the former meeting of citizens, Messrs. Sleeth, Searing, and J. G. Danks had been appointed a committee on behalf of the citizens, to act with three members of the city council to be chosen at the next meeting of that body. He had appointed Messrs. Thompson, Dean, and Dunn, and the committee had added himself to the number. It was contemplated that visits should be paid to neighboring cities to inquire into their systems of water works; but as this would involve expense, and the methods in use supplying water in Winfield, Wichita, Wellington, and Newton were pretty well known to the committee, they had contented themselves with formulating a plan adapted to the needs of our city which they had embodied in a report. The reading of the same being called for, the mayor read as follows.
                              REPORT OF THE WATER WORKS COMMITTEE.
To the citizens of Arkansas City.

GENTLEMEN: We, the committee to whom was referred the matter of water works, would respectfully submit the following report.
1st. In our judgment the supply should be obtained at the springs now used by the city for water supply; provided, that after being subjected to a thorough test, the supply shall be found adequate to meet all demands, and the quality to be pure and wholesome, and provided further, that the company securing the franchise will guarantee to exclude all surface matter from said springs.
2nd. That in case the supply at the springs shall be found to be inadequate, or that the surface matter cannot be excluded, then in our opinion, the supply should be obtained from a filter basin near the Arkansas River.
3rd. The system should be standpipe and holly combined; that is to say, the works to be so arranged that the standpipe can be shut off from the main and give direct pressure from the pumps into the mains.
4th. The standpipe is to be of iron, to be 25 feet in diameter, and sixty feet high, placed on a tower 50 feet high, built of stone laid in cement.
5th. There shall be two pumps, each capable of pumping one million gallons every 24 hours, so arranged as to be run either separately or together; and two boilers arranged the same as pumps, and each capable to run the pumps at full capacity with easy firing.
6th. In our opinion there will be required 5,630 feet of 12 inch main, running from the works, if situated where the present works stand, through Third Avenue east to Fourth Street, and from Third Avenue north through Summit Street to Ninth Avenue; 8,310 feet of 8 inch main to be placed in Sixth and Eighth Streets, running from Third Avenue north To Seventh Avenue and through Ninth Avenue, running from Fourth Street west to Tenth Street; 12,470 feet of 4 inch pipe to be placed in Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Streets, and running from Third Avenue north to Ninth Avenue, and from Tenth Street west to Eleventh Street, thence south to Eighth Avenue, thence east to Tenth Street.
7th. That in order to give proper fire protection for the territory covered by this plant, it will require 59 fire plugs to be placed along this system, which plugs we have located as per map, which can be seen at the city office. We therefore recommend that the city take 60 hydrants, and in lieu of the additional hydrant, the city cause to be contracted a watering and drinking fountain for the use and benefit of the public, which should be open and free at all times. Said fountain to be placed on Fifth Avenue, near Summit Street.
8th. We would further recommend that the city solicit bids for the construction of such a system of works, taking the number of hydrants as a basis, and that the successful bidder be required to furnish bonds to the city in the penal sum of $20,000 for the faithful performance of the contract, and guaranteeing that the work, when completed, shall be capable of throwing water from 5 hydrants at the same time from standpipe pressure alone a distance of 65 feet high; and by direct pressure from pumps, 100 feet high.
Your committee desire to state that as the city council made no appropriation to defray expenses, they have not made any effort to visit other works, and from the most reliable information we have been able to gather, we are of the opinion that the standpipe and holly system is the only feasible system for our city to adopt, and in the system we have herein suggested both these are combined.

The chair inquired what should be done with the report. A pause ensued. The secretary moved that the report be accepted, but he found no second to his motion. To remove the chilling apathy, Mr. Lockley explained that his motion was necessary to bring the report before the meeting for discussion, but it did not involve its adoption. The disposal of the report would be effected by a subsequent motion. This brought out a weak-voiced second to the motion. On the motion being put by the chair, not a voice was raised in support or disapproval.
Judge Kreamer in reproof of this deathlike apathy said he thought the meeting should take interest enough in the proceedings to express its will on the question before it. The committee had devoted time and labor to perform the duty assigned it, and now that its report was submitted, it was the business of those present to accept or reject, not to let the matter go by default.
The motion of the secretary being again put to the meeting, it was adopted by an emphatic vote.
Mayor Schiffbauer went over the report and explained its provisions in a detailed commentary.
Jacob Hight said he would like to know something about this funeral; it was inexplicable to him because he saw no corpse. He had listened to the report of the committee with interest; they had reduced the question of a water supply for the city to tangible shape, and he for one thanked them for their intelligent labors. A good and efficient system of water works was not only of interest at the present time, but it affected the welfare and happiness of our children and our children’s children. The proposition set forth in the report appeared to him reasonable and adapted to our wants, but he hoped to hear it discussed with becoming spirit. No city could prosper and present a good bill of health that was not provided with an adequate system of pure water. He was aware the city was not able to put in its own water works, and hence it must contract with other parties to supply the machinery. It was agreed by all that our want was a pressing one, and now was the time to do something definite and decisive toward the accomplishment of that end. The committee was to be commended for spending no money at the expense of the city treasury in running about the country.
A. D. Prescott was much gratified with the report; he agreed with the last speaker that it entitled the committee to the thanks of the people in whose interest they had labored. The question of expense was first to be considered, and he desired to know whether the outlay involved in the plan proposed could not be cut down. Any company that undertakes to build water works for a city, does so with a view to the profit to be made; and their charge would be based on the sum of money expended. He thought provision was made for an unnecessary length of 12-inch pipe. The size of the standpipe might also be reduced. He would like to hear some estimate of the probable cost of the system sketched in the committee’s report.

J. G. Danks said the main that was proposed to be laid might be larger than the present wants of the city; but the committee thought it best to lay pipes big enough to answer future needs and save the expense of tearing them up five or ten years from now to substitute others of larger capacity. An efficient water supply in case of fire must be provided at all cost. An 8-inch main might answer all purposes for the next five or six years, but if the city attains the growth we expect, at the end of that time it will be inadequate. Iron pipe laid down here would cost from $35 to $40 a ton. The cost of the tower, the standpipe, the engine, and pumps could only be learned from the bids to be sent in. He thought the total expense of the system proposed in the committee’s report would be about $50,000. Sixty hydrants were proposed, and for this reason, the rent of 40 hydrants would aggregate as much as the rent of the larger number. The first contract also sets the standard of rents; and if more hydrants should be required at any future time, the rent will be the same as of those already in use. And he believed the city could not be properly protected from fire with a smaller number.
Judge Kreamer moved as the sense of the meeting that the committee be authorized to advertise for bids, and report the result at a future meeting, which was adopted. Adjourned.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 5, 1885.
                                          Report of Water Works Committee.
At the meeting of the citizens in Highland Hall last Friday evening the committee who were to get up the plans on water works reported as follows, which was accepted.
To the Citizens of Arkansas City:
GENTLEMEN: We, the committee to whom you referred the matter of water works, would respectfully submit the following report.
1st. In our judgment the supply should be obtained at the springs now used by the city for water supply; provided, that after being subjected to a thorough test, the supply shall be found adequate to meet all demands, and the quality to be pure and wholesome, and provided further, that the company securing the franchise will guarantee to exclude all surface matter from said springs.
2nd. That in case the supply at the springs should be found to be inadequate, or that surface matter cannot be excluded, then in our opinion the supply should be obtained from a filter basis near the Arkansas river.
[Note: This article covered eight items altogether. However, it was in such small print that I could not read items 3 through 8. MAW]
Your committee desires to state that as the city council made no appropriation to defray expenses, they have not made any effort to visit works, and from the most reliable information we have been able to gather we are of the opinion that the standpipe and holly system is the only feasible system for our city to accept, and in the system we have herein suggested so these are combined.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.
                                   Our City Fathers Have a Rocking Time Together.
The meeting of the city council, on Monday evening, was a lively one, and the session lasted four hours. The mayor re-appointed the committees in order to assign Mr. A. D. Prescott, the new third ward member.

A committee consisting of ex-Police Judge Kreamer, Amos Walton, N. T. Snyder, and Meigs, applied for assistance in the work of laying an oak flooring on the west bridge. Its present insecurity kept trade away from the city, and a pine floor was continually wearing into holes. At a meeting of citizens held in Meigs & Nelson’s office on Saturday evening, it was computed that an oak floor would cost $700, and the above named committee was appointed to collect the amount by enlisting subscriptions from our businessmen. About $300 had been subscribed; but all referred the committee to the city council for aid.
Mr. Dunn thought the expenditure of such a sum on a bridge that was likely to be carried away next winter, injudicious. The piling was loose and the whole structure in an insecure condition. He would rather see money spent in permanent improvement.
The mayor said the council had no shadow of authority to devote the public money to any such purpose. If the gentlemen chose to assume the responsibility, well enough. The council had voted $65 to the repair of the bridge on a similar occasion, and it could exercise a similar discretion again. He was satisfied that taxpayers would raise an objection.
Mr. Dean said the repair of the west bridge was more essential to our businessmen than mending the city streets. A large amount of trade was lost to our city because of its dangerous condition, and money voted by the council to put it in fit condition for travel would certainly be approved.
Mayor Schiffbauer remarked that the people of Arkansas City would soon find themselves without bridges, and they wanted stirring up to a knowledge of this fact. There is no law in the state to define the duty of county or township in the matter. Last year Senator Jennings introduced a bill in the legislature, requiring county commissioners to appropriate money towards building necessary bridges, and if the cost was over a certain amount to bill them entire. But the measure did not pass. Now that our city is set apart from the township, the council is without authority to devote money to such a purpose, the township won’t do it, and the county cannot. There is thus no way on God’s earth to build necessary bridges, or keep old ones in repair.
                                                    MR. SAWYER’S CASE.
W. M. Sawyer presented himself to ask lenity of the council. He had been harassed and persecuted till life was a burden. The next day he had to go to Winfield again on a habeas corpus proceeding, with the prospect of going to jail, if his application was denied. These proceedings were costly, they took him away from his business, and drove him almost crazy with anxiety. He was there to ask the council to remit the fines that had been imposed, and give him leave to live in his house undisturbed. He had been committed to the county jail for non-payment of fines, being unable to pay them. He did not believe any gentleman present wished to send him to jail.
The mayor said after the council had instructed him to enforce ordinance No. 12, he had cautioned Mr. Sawyer to do no more work on his building. In a day or two the city marshal notified him that work was being done, and he served a notice on Mr. Sawyer restraining him from proceeding with his building. He was again informed by the same officer that workmen were engaged, and seeing that good faith could not be kept with him, he (the mayor) ordered Mr. Sawyer’s arrest, and the police magistrate committed him. His honor described the subsequent proceedings in Winfield, which facts are known to most of our readers.

The debate on this matter lasted over an hour. All the members expressed sympathy for the applicant, at the bad position he had placed himself in, but they saw no way to help him. He had persisted in his violation of the city ordinance, making it his boast that he could defeat the council, and the people were watching the issue with considerable interest. If an exception was made in his case, others would insist on the same indulgence, and the city laws would be brought into contempt.
Mr. Dean said the applicant was a crippled soldier, advanced in years, and entitled to their leniency. He desired that his fines be remitted, and no further proceedings taken against him. Let the people know this was an exceptional case, that a like dispensation would be granted no other offender, and no reproach should be brought on the council, and no citizen would ask that Mr. Sawyer be further interfered with.
Judge Kreamer obtained leave to speak. He said the council could not undertake the enforcement of its laws. When passed by that body, they are in the hands of the city officers to execute. He stood ready to complain against Mr. Sawyer and the police judge was bound to issue a warrant for his arrest. There was no other way to relieve Mr. Sawyer than to revoke the ordinance defining the fire limits.
It was agreed that property holders would protest against that proceeding.
Mr. Dean moved that all the fines entered up against Mr. Sawyer be remitted and further proceeding dismissed.
The mayor said the council had the authority to remit fines, but so long as the ordinance stood unrevoked, he should enforce it. The house must be removed out of the fire limits or he should order its demolition.
Mr. Davis said two men stood ready to build within the fire limits if they found that Sawyer came out ahead.
Moving the offending house being the only feasible way of getting out of the trouble, the mayor said he would contribute $10 toward the expense.
Mr. Dunn moved that the fire limits be reduced to the alleys east and west of Summit Street. No second was offered to Dunn’s, or Dean’s motion.
Mr. Davis moved that the fire limits be changed on Sawyer’s block. He could side up, plaster his rooms, and then the former boundary could be restored.
This was scoffed at as whipping the devil around the stump. The matter dropped here.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 12, 1885.
The city council met in regular session Monday evening with Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Prescott, Davis, Hight, Dean, and Dunn present, and Hill and Bailey absent.
The following are the different committees as revised by the mayor.
Finance: Hill, Davis, and Prescott.
Printing: Prescott, Dean, and Hight.
Streets and Alleys: Dunn, Thompson, and Bailey.
Public Improvements: Dean, Davis, and Hight.
Ordinance: Thompson, Dean, and Prescott.
Water Works: Thompson, Hill, and Dunn.
Sanitary: Hight, Hill, and Davis.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 16, 1885.

                                               WATER WORKS QUESTION.
                               The Citizens Reject Mr. Quigley’s Second Proposition.
The meeting of citizens held in Highland Hall on Thursday evening was called by the water works committee to learn their views on the proposition submitted by Mr. J. B. Quigley, of St. Louis. This gentleman was here some months ago with his partner, Mr. Platter, and then the pair submitted a proposition to build gas and water works for the city, owning the franchise, and charging $4,000 for the public use of the water and gas. That is, they agreed to furnish a water system, which was generally approved by those competent to form an opinion, on condition that the city pay $50 a year rental for 60 fire hydrants, making an annual tax of $3,000. They also offered to build gas works, and furnish consumers with an excellent quality of illuminating gas for $2.50 a thousand feet, the city being required to pay for 30 street lamps, at the rate of $30 a year each. This would be an additional charge of $900. They refused, for good reasons given at the time, and repeated by Mr. Quigley at the meeting on Thursday evening, to accept one franchise without the other.
The matter was debated with due deliberation at the former meeting, and the conclusion arrived at was that the city was not then ready to bear the burden of lighting the streets, and before the offer to build water works was adopted, they preferred to invite bids from other responsible parties. A committee was appointed to formulate a plan for the water supply, and advertise in the proper channels for proposals to construct the same.
The work assigned the committee was being intelligently and diligently performed, when Mr. Quigley, who happened to be in Hutchinson, and hearing that our citizens were still laboring on a water works system, inquired of Mayor Schiffbauer by telegram whether a modified proposition would be received. The latter expressed his doubt, in a reply, but invited the gentleman to come and make his offer. He arrived here on the Wednesday train, and that evening laid his proposition before that body. It may be briefly given as follows.
An iron standpipe, ten feet in diameter and 110 feet high. Two compound duplex pumps, each capable of raising 1,000,000 gallons of water in 24 hours. Two boilers capable of running the machinery with easy firing. The main to consist of 5,800 feet of 10-inch pipe, 3,200 feet of 8-inch, 6,200 feet of 6-inch, and 7,400 feet of 4-inch pipe. The machinery is guaranteed to throw water from five plugs 65 feet high by standpipe pressure alone, and 100 feet from pump power. Mr. Quigley asks 30 days to file a bond for $20,000 for the satisfactory fulfillment of his contract. The city will be required to take 65 fire plugs and a rental of $50 a plug per annum. All the mains to be standard condition, and to be extended 600 feet for every six consumers.
The committee was favorably impressed with the offer, but feeling that their instructions did not warrant them to act without authority, they thought it proper to call another public meeting and take the sense of the people. The meeting was held on Thursday evening, about 150 persons being in attendance.

All of the committee was there, except Major Sleeth, and several of the members set forth their reasons for recommending the acceptance of Mr. Quigley’s offer. They may be summarized as follows. The plan originally proposed, the details of which were in print for mailing to pump makers and contractors, involved too great an outlay, and would impose too heavy cost on the city. The standpipe of the dimensions given above, and the water mains graduated from ten to four inches, would suffice for a city of 30,000 to 40,000 inhabitants, and would certainly answer our wants for many years to come. It would be well to accept the offer now because there was the prospect of a dull winter before us; the erection of the machinery and the laying of the pipes would afford employment to scores of our workmen, and the evidence of progress and enterprise, made manifest by such a work, would give our city a good name abroad and be apt to attract capital and population hither. While to decline this offer and advertise for this would cause a delay of two months, the winter is a bad time to prosecute such an undertaking, and it was most likely that nothing would be done in the way of procuring a water supply till next year.
These statements were met by arguments from Messrs. Meigs, T. H. McLaughlin, Prescott, Cunningham, and others, that as the city had waited so long, the further delay of a few weeks would not be detrimental. Mr. Quigley had made his offer, but there might be others who were willing to do the work for less. It would be in conformity with business rules to put it up to competition and take the lowest bidder. Mr. Quigley’s present one was nearly $1,000 a year better than the offer he made before; under the spur of a little wholesome competition, he might find it to his interest to make a still better offer, and the delay involved would be fully justified by the possible advantage to be gained.
The above is the substance of the reasoning used on both sides, until to bring the matter to an issue. Mr. J. P. Johnson moved that the committee be held to their former instructions to advertise for bids, which was amended by G. W. Cunningham restraining that body from opening any bids before October 12th. Both amendment and the original motion were negatived by the meeting. Judge Kreamer then moved that Mr. Quigley’s offer be accepted, which was submitted to a rising vote. The chair and the secretary (James L. Huey and N. T. Snyder) counted noses and pronounced the vote a tie. It was then proposed that the vote be taken by ballot, but on Mr. Dean’s suggestion that so indeterminate an expression of public sentiment would have no weight with him as a councilman, but he should be left to the exercise of his own judgment, a motion to adjourn was entertained and the meeting broke up leaving the committee to act as they thought best in the matter. As their instructions were not modified by the citizens they called together to consult with, we cannot see that they can act in any other way than to go on and advertise for bids.
Albert Dean...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Albert Dean, Canal City, visited the metropolis Wednesday.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.
A regular meeting of the city council was held on Monday evening, Councilmen Bailey and Hill absent.
Dr. Shepard asked permission to use part of the street for building material in the burnt district. The mayor explained that the permission already granted to S. B. Pickle and others to use a portion of the street for that purpose rendered the application unnecessary.
Dr. Shepard said in excavating for his new building he should have several hundreds yards of earth and gravel, which he will sell to the city for a mere trifle for grading purposes.

This led to a long and informal talk on the condition of the streets, in which dissatisfaction was expressed with the labors of the road commissioner. He had been several times ordered to file his bond, to which he paid no attention, and the streets had never been in a worse condition. On motion of Councilman Dean, the office of road commissioner was declared vacant and the city marshal instructed to perform its duties till the next regular meeting of the council.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean: Excerpt...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.
The city council convened in regular session last Monday with the following members present: Mayor Schiffbauer and Councilmen Prescott, Davis, Dean, Thompson, and Hight.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
                              Marriage of Ed. L. Kingsbury and Miss Etta M. Barnett.
The following is a list of presents.
                       Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Dean, linen table-cloth and one dozen napkins.
A. W. and C. W. Dean [No relationship to Dean Brothers]...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
E. Ellis, the father of Pitts Ellis, A. W. and C. W. Dean, of Cuming County, Nebraska, have moved to Arkansas City. All three gentlemen brought their families along. They want to be at the gateway to Oklahoma when that country is opened up. They say there are more to follow them here from that region.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 21, 1885.
The City Council met in regular session on Monday evening, all the members present, acting Mayor Thompson in the chair.
Mr. Dean asked the fine of $10 imposed on William Skinner for cutting Harry Gage on Friday night be remitted. He asked it because the fine would be paid by his mother, who was kept poor in delivering her boy from the scrapes he was constantly getting into.
Mr. Prescott said he was opposed to the remission of fine on such considerations; it was poor economy and bad policy. It was an interference with the proper performance of duty by the city officers, and was taken as a rebuke to their fidelity. In this case he was willing to contribute towards the payment of the fine, but its remission he was opposed to. The motion to remit the fine was negatived.
Council adjourned till 9 o’clock Tuesday morning.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.
The council met in regular session Monday evening. Members present were councilmen Thompson, Dunn, Dean, Hill, Hight, Bailey, and Prescott. C. G. Thompson, acting mayor, presided.
Ordinance No. 24, in regard to granting the right of way to the K. C. & S. W. Railway through the city was read. On motion the council decided to look over the route and take action Tuesday morning.
It was moved and carried that the city repair the south canal bridge.
[Dean was absent at next two meetings (Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening).]

Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 25, 1885.
                                               THE RAILROAD AT HAND.
                       Excursions Over the New Line from Arkansas City to Beaumont.
                               Steel Rails and Oak Ties, and a Finely Equipped Road.
On Monday Mr. Henry E. Asp, on behalf of the managers of the Kansas City and Southwestern Kansas railroad, then within a few miles of Arkansas City, tendered Mayor Schiffbauer and the city council an excursion over the line to Beaumont and return. The mayor said he should like the invitation extended so as to include our principal businessmen. Mr. Asp said a general excursion to our citizens would be given as soon as the road was completed to the city, and arrangements could be made for the entertainment of a large number of guests, but at the present time not more than a score of excursionists could be provided for. This being the case, Mayor Schiffbauer invited the city council, authorizing each member to take a friend along, and also included in the invitation the railroad committee of the board of trade. This filled out the allotted number.
The following gentlemen composed the excursion party.
Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Thompson, Bailey, Dunn, Dean, Davis, and Hight. (Councilman A. D. Prescott was unable to take part, through business engagements, and Councilman Hill was found superintending the construction of the road.)
The friends they invited and who were present for duty, were mine host Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict.
The railroad committee consisted of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, Major Sleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. These with the present writer (nineteen in all) formed the invited party, Henry E. Asp accompanying them as host and guide.
At 7:30 on Tuesday morning, omnibuses were in waiting at the Leland Hotel to carry the excursionists to the end of the track, and the party being seated, a brisk drive of three miles carried them to an animated scene. The day’s labors had begun, upwards of 100 workmen being employed. A construction train of ten or a dozen cars was on hand, loaded with implements and material: ties, rails, fish-plates, bolts, spikes, shovels, and so on. The ties were of well seasoned oak brought from Arkansas, which were being unloaded by lusty arms, and thrown onto tracks, which was distributed along the grade. The train was standing on the foremost rails that were spiked, and in advance of this was a rail truck drawn by two mules, which recovered the iron from the flat car, and carried it forward over the loose rails, a force of men standing by the truck and laying the rail as fast as the ties were in place.
Track laying, in these days of railroad building, is reduced to an exact science. The ties are laid along the road bed under the direction of a foreman; another crew extends the nails, which is followed up by the spike-drivers. A sufficient force can lay two miles of track a day without extraordinary effort, and the onlooker has to maintain a steady sauntering pace to keep up with the workmen.

Some delay was caused on Tuesday morning by a disagreement between two foremen, which resulted in a fisticuff encounter. The aggressor in the unpleasantness was discharged, and his crew, numbering about thirty men, refused to work under another boss. They were all sent to Winfield to receive their pay, and a fresh force brought from there to take their place. This delayed the work about an hour and a half.
At 8:30 a.m. the whistle of the excursion train sounded about one-fourth of a mile along the track, and our party of pleasure seekers made good time walking in the direction of the cars. T. H. McLaughlin stumped along, with his one live leg, as agile as the best of them; but Councilman Davis, another mutilated war veteran, jumped into a vehicle to save a fatiguing walk. The track to Winfield is not yet ballasted, and the running time to that city was slow. The bridge over the Walnut is a substantial piece of work, being raised on trestles 45 feet above the stream, and the approaches being supported on solid masonry. The two miles of road south of Winfield cost $65,000.
At Winfield a brief stay was made to take on passengers, and here Mr. Latham joined the party, who was heartily greeted by his Arkansas City guests, and who spent the day in their company. From Winfield a good rate of speed was put on, the road being well ballasted and running as smoothly as a bowling green. The first station reached was Floral, nine miles from Winfield. This is a thrifty place, which has sprung into existence since the road was built, is well situated, and surrounded by a good country. Wilmot is 8½ miles distant, and Atlanta, 7 miles along. Latham is in Butler County, also a railroad town, built on a broad creek, and already containing 400 or 500 inhabitants. Commodious stone stores are in process of erection, an extensive lumber yard is well stocked, and other business lines are well represented. At Wingate (between the two places last named) there is a flag station. Beaumont was reached about 11:30, the distance from Latham being 13 miles. Here the K. C. & S. W. Road forms a junction with the St. Louis & San Francisco road, and here the journey terminated. Several miles of the Flint hills were traversed in reaching here, a surface formation of brecciated and abraded rock, which proves that at some time in the geological periods this whole region was overflown. Dinner was ready for the excursionists when they stepped off at the station, their dining hall being a commodious room on the upper floor of that building, under charge of Noah Herring and his very excellent and capable wife. Two tables furnished room for the score of hungry guests, and a good dinner, promptly served, was in waiting to allay their hunger.
Here four hours was afforded to take in the town, and enjoy the fine scenery that surrounded it. A party of the most robust pedestrians, under conduct of Henry Asp, took a breezy walk over the hills into Greenwood County; where a fine panorama of scenic beauty lay spread before their gaze, with Eureka, in the distance, nestling in the valley, like a sylvan deity. Those less enterprising visited the post office, made acquaintance with store keepers, talked with the oldest inhabitant, and then played the games of billiards, pigeon-hole, and quoits. Major Schiffbauer, at the first named game, made some extraordinary shots in missing the balls he aimed at. At quoits G. W. Cunningham did great execution, bombarding with his rings an extensive region of country around the pin he professed to aim at.

Our narrative of this very enjoyable trip must be brought to a close, as space fails. At 4:30 the train started on return. Mr. Young, of Young, Latham & Co., the builders of the road, who came in on the Frisco train, joined the party. Winfield was reached at 7:30, where our friends belonging to that city, left us, and Ed Gray came on board, escorting W. H. Nelson (of Meigs & Nelson), who had been spending a day in the county clerk’s office, making a transcript from the tax list. Towards the close of the journey a vote of thanks to the officers of the road was proposed by Mayor Schiffbauer for their hospitality to the excursionists, and polite attention to them as guests of the day. This was heartily responded to by the party. The day’s labors of the track layers brought them 1¼ miles nearer the city. Omnibuses were in waiting to convey the tired travelers to the city, and by 9 o’clock they were deposited at the Leland Hotel, all clamorous for supper, but unanimous in declaring they had spent a delightful day.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.
                                                   BOOMING BEAUMONT
                             VISITED BY SOME OF OUR CITIZENS TUESDAY.
                   An Excursion Over the K. C. & S. W., that Long Fought For Railroad.
                                  Beaumont Found to be a Booming Metropolis (?),
                        Fast Growing in Opulence upon the Flint Hills of Butler County.
Early on last Tuesday morning, two omnibuses drew up to the Leland Hotel and took on board the following gentlemen, who had been invited by the managers of the K. C. & S. W., to take a pleasure trip over that road to the famous and booming Beaumont: Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Hight, Davis, Thompson, Bailey, Dean, and Dunn, and their friends whom they invited, H. H. Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict; also, the railroad committee, consisting of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, Major Sleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. Bro. Lockley, too, was among the honored ones, and was to chronicle the thrilling incidents of the trip, furnish intellectual food for the party, and report the impressive appearance, the “sights” and widely spread influence, of flourishing Beaumont. After a drive of about three miles, the gleeful party reached the end of the track, where over 200 railroad hands were busy at work, rapidly advancing the “iron bands” towards Arkansas City.
It was after 8 o’clock before they heard the distant whistling of the excursion train, towards which they at once started, and which they reached after a brisk walk of nearly a mile. Had it not been for Councilman Davis, who has only one natural leg to work with, they probably would have continued their journey on foot, and thus economized time. As it was, Mr. Davis was conveyed to the cars in a carriage to avoid the fatigue of walking. All having gotten on board, the train moved slowly up the track. They had a jolly, rollicking time.

Having arrived at Winfield, the passengers allowed the engine to rest a little, although it caused them much weariness to be delayed in a village of such few attractions when vivid pictures of enterprising Beaumont occupied their excited minds. Mr. Latham joined the party at Winfield, and when the train pulled out, the officers of the road suspended from the rear end of the last car a banner, bearing the inscription, “The town we left behind us.” From that railroad station onto the end of the journey, the train swept over the track at a rapid rate, passing through Floral, Wilmot, Atlanta, and Latham. Beaumont (a French word meaning “the fashionable world”) was reached at 11:30 a.m., and the party evacuated the cars and proceeded at once to the central part of the city. On either side, as they walked up main street, tall and magnificent buildings met their view, and the hearts of the rustic excursionists almost ceased to beat on account of the grandeur they beheld. Councilman Dunn had purchased a bran new hat that morning, and in trying to pass in under one of the lofty awnings, it was completely crushed. [N.B. This incident occurred before the drugstore was visited.] They found that the city consists of fourteen houses, which have been standing for 14 years, and the inhabitants number about 75. This is conclusive evidence that the town is still booming. When one of the natives was asked why he did not move to a better locality, he proudly pointed to the barren flint hills, and, with Kansas enthusiasm, maintained that Beaumont was the garden-spot of the world. After dinner, which was served in the spacious dining hall of Noah Herring, some of the party, for amusement, played at billiards and pigeon-hole. Bro. Lockley and Geo. Cunningham leveled down the flint hills and bombarded the town pitching horseshoes. Some of them went into one of the two drugstores in the place and consulted the “holy record” in order to procure some remedy for their ailments. The druggist showed them a full “soda pop” barrel, the greater portion of whose contents they consumed.
While in the drug store they made the following invoice of the stock it contained.
1 small stove: $2.00
1 old keg: $0.00
1 old box: $0.00
1 counter: $10.00
10 boxes of candy: $10.00
1 pail of tobacco: $4.00
2 boxes of nuts: $.50
1 barrel of whiskey: $8.00
  TOTAL: $34.50
The excursionists returned to Arkansas City at about 9 o’clock p.m., full of joy and “soda water.” There will be another excursion over this road soon and everybody here will then have a chance to see Beaumont.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 9, 1885.
City council met in regular session, on Monday evening, A. D. Prescott in the chair. Councilmen Hill and Thompson were absent.
Mr. Hight asked that stone crossings be laid on Summit Street at Central Avenue, and Mr. Davis said that in justice to taxpayers, the same should be done at Third Avenue. Messrs. Bailey and Dean objected on the ground of the expense. The work would cost $500, and the bills would have to go unpaid till June. They were unwilling to run the city in debt to that amount. Mr. Hight’s motion was lost, a majority of the whole council not sustaining it.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
City council met at 7 o’clock on Monday evening, the mayor presiding, all the members present, except Capt. Thompson.
Mr. Hight said the people on Central Avenue want cross walks. The council was familiar with the bad condition of the road there, and the crossings asked for were needed. Labor and material are cheap now, and the work could never be done more advantageously. He moved that four crossings be put in.

Mr. Bailey. “What is the matter with Fourth Avenue? Why can’t the people there have crossings?”
Mr. Prescott said a number of property owners living on Eighth Avenue were willing to lay sidewalks in front of their lots, but they first desired to have a grade established.
Mr. Dean remarked that every time a survey was made, a different level was reached. The present county surveyor might establish one grade, but his successor would give a different one. The matter went over without motion.
The Mayor said that while in St. Louis recently, he had called at the office of the Inter-State Gas Co., to learn whether they had accepted the franchise offered them to furnish water works for Arkansas City. He saw Mr. Putter, and that gentleman objected to several provisions contained in ordinance No. 26. The section in regard to hydrants was not specific,  too many fire alarms were requested, and the bonds to be given for the faithful performance of the work were made perpetual. The company had prepared an ordinance for submission to the city council, revoking the former one, substantially alike in character, except that the size of the pipe had been cut down. Three and a half miles of pipe are to be laid; the company agreeing to put in two supply pipes of 18 inch capacity from the works to the main on Summit Street. Then they agree to lay 1,700 feet of 8 inch pipe, 2,380 feet of 6 inch, and the remainder not to be less than 4 inch. Fifty hydrants will be furnished of a specific cost, and the rest of the contract is in harmony with the published ordinance.
The proposal being read it was submitted to a searching discussion. Messrs. Hill, Dean, Dunn, and Prescott did not like the cut in the size of the pipe; it left too much of the four inch variety.
The mayor said the proposal of the company was before them to do with as they pleased; he understood it to be their wilfulness. There was no use in the council amending it because the company would accept no modification; it must be approved or rejected as it stands. Having been read over the first time and the changes from the published ordinance noted, it was then read a second time by sections and adopted, and then adopted as a whole. The votes on the final passage being: ayes—Bailey, Davis, Hill, Hight. Noes—Dean, Dunn, Prescott.
Mr. Hill, in explaining his vote, said he was not satisfied with the proposition; he thought a cheaper service could be obtained. But he felt assured that if it was rejected, we should be burdened and impoverished with our present system for another year. He also has regard for the faithful labors of Mayor Schiffbauer in endeavoring to procure an adequate water supply, and since that gentleman was confident in his belief that the company we were dealing with would give us a better service than their proposition set forth, he would defer in his judgment, and hence he had voted aye.
The council adjourned at 10:45 p.m.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
                                                         Election of Officers.
The following officers were elected at the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge No. 138, at Masonic Hall, Saturday evening, December 19th.
W. M.: Charles Hutchins.
Senior Warden: C. Meade.
Junior Warden: Fred Hawk.
Treasurer: Calvin Dean.

Secretary: S. C. Lindsay.
The offices of Senior and Junior Deacons, Senior and Junior Stewards, and Tyler will be reappointed and all installed on or before January 27th.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.
The council convened in regular session last Monday evening. All members were present except Capt. C. G. Thompson.
Ordinance No. 27, repealing ordinance 26 relative to water works, was then read and adopted. The vote on the final passage was as follows: Nays—Prescott, Dean, and Dunn; Yeas—Hill, Davis, Hight, and Bailey.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 6, 1886.
                                                  How to Suppress Immorality.
The council on Monday got into a discussion on the morals of the city. Mr. James Hill said that Judge Gans and District Attorney Asp had complained to him of irregularities between the sexes, and several young girls being enceinte. He wished to know whether our police force lacked in number or efficiency; and if it was not strong enough to prevent flagrant immorality, the quality needed improving. He wanted better men employed. Mayor Schiffbauer said it was somewhat unreasonable to invest one man with the functions of city marshal, road commissioner, and night watch, and expect him to hold vigilant supervision over all the doings of the city. Mr. Dunn said there was a [THREE FRENCH WORDS THAT I CANNOT MAKE OUT WRITTEN IN ITALICS—looked like maison de joie] between his house and Mr. Dean’s, where girls plied their vocation, and they were so quiet over it that the neighbors were ignorant of the character of the inmates. But this he thought a lesser evil than the miscellaneous intercourse between young men and young girls, which he believed was carried on to some extent, and the adoption of an ordinance to restrain the evil may be looked for.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 6, 1886.
                               Our City Fathers Perplexed With An Empty Treasury.
Council met at 7 o’clock on Monday evening, Mayor Schiffbauer in the chair; Councilmen Bailey and Hight absent.
Messrs. Dean and Dunn objected to the [?WORD?] being made with earth, they preferred gravel for the purpose. Mr. Hill said if the applicant would dump his surplus dirt in the slew, at the price named, it would be wise in the city to buy it of him. To fill in and make a road to the canal would cost $500. Mr. Young had offered to contribute from his own pocket to the expense, he (Mr. Hill) would also give his mite. The cost would be $500, and he and Mr. Young would give $100 of the sum. The remainder could be raised by subscription. To bring the matter fairly before the council, he offered the following resolution.
Resolved, That the city council appropriate a sufficient sum from the city treasury, to grade a roadway along Fifth Avenue west from Summit Street to the canal, and build a bridge there.
The mayor said the question of bridging the canal was now under consideration by the street committee of the council.

Mr. Dunn, in behalf of the committee, recommended that the canal company be ordered to build a bridge on Central Avenue, and that the railroad company be required to make crossings.
Mr. Hill inquired where the people who crossed the bridge would go to. There was a grade of eight feet at that point, and trestles were to be put up raising the track eight feet higher.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
Over in Walton Township in the vicinity of Bitter Creek post office Thursday of last week Al. Dean had six fine hogs frozen to death. Frank Ellis also lost several head.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.
                                                              Bitter Creek.
Mr. Dean lost several fine hogs during the late cold spell.
A. A. Dean shipped two car loads of his fat hogs last week.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 10, 1886.
                       Our Municipal Fathers Settle Down to an Evening’s Solid Work.
The city council met in special session on Monday evening, all present but Capt. Thompson. In the absence of the mayor, Councilman Prescott was called on to preside.
Councilman Hight again urged the passage of an ordinance against prostitution and gambling.
Justice Bryant said frequent complaints were made to him of these offenses being committed in the city, but he was powerless to deal with them for want of an ordinance affixing a penalty.
On motion a special committee consisting of Messrs. Hill, Dunn, and Dean was appointed to consider and report the ordinance.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
                                                              Bitter Creek.
Albert Dean is losing his hogs from cholera.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.
                                                              Bitter Creek.
Albert Dean is having his house and barn painted anew. O. H. Marshall is doing the work.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
D. R. Beatty, before leaving for Fort Scott, sold his business lot, on Summit street, to Calvin Dean. The consideration was $3,300.

Mabel Dean: Do not know who she was related to.
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
                                                    High School Entertainment.
EDS. REPUBLICAN: On last Friday afternoon the students of the High School held exercises in commemoration of the Birth of Longfellow, “The Poet Laureate of America.”
The exercises, consisting of music, biographies, recitations, etc., were opened by the choir with “A Work for Each of Us.”
Chas. Stamper then read an interesting paper entitled, “Longfellow as a teacher.” Following this came “Longfellow as a Poet,” by Giles Gilliland. This paper gave an account of the principal poetical work of Longfellow. “The Poets Funeral Dirge,” was recited in an excellent manner, by Mabel Dean. Edna Worthley followed with that beautiful poem “Sandalphon.”
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
                                                            The Stand-Pipe.
Mr. Plate, the president of the Inter-State Gas Company, is in town this week in answer to a notification from the city clerk that the council desired to reconsider the location of the stand-pipe. There was a called meeting of the council Wednesday evening, all members present. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman and discussion invited. Mr. Plate endeavored to show that the stand-pipe at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Summit Street would be no obstruction, as there would be room enough for two wagons to pass on either side; that it would be built on the best foundation making it perfectly safe, and that, as his drawings showed, it would be artistically built. He also stated that the pumping would be easier if there was no turn in the feed-pipe. He asked that a remonstrance be read or that some arguments be advanced proving that it should not go where located.
After some discussion, Mr. Hill’s motion was carried that a committee of seven citizens be appointed to meet Mr. Plate the next day and try and determine the best location for the pipe. The committee consisted of C. R. Sipes, Maj. Hasie, Geo. Frick, H. Godehard, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, and C. D. Burroughs.
Thursday was spent by the committee and Mr. Plate in a fruitless attempt to have the location of the stand-pipe changed, but nothing was accomplished, only to condemn its present location.
In the evening the council met as adjourned. Mr. Plate opened the discussion by stating his failure to accomplish anything with the committee. They simply did not want it on its present site, but did not suggest any other. Although he did not want to antagonize the citizens, he had taken legal advice and claimed he could, under the circumstances, hold the present site. He would consent, however, to either of the intersections directly west or would purchase a vacant lot if insured from injunction and damages by private individuals in the vicinity.

Mr. Davis thought the company was persecuted and would aid in purchasing a site. Mr. Hill offered the company $50 toward buying a location and $2,000 for their franchise. Mr. Hight spoke in favor of the present site. Mr. Dunn said he had voted for the present site, but that he had found great opposition from his constituents, which was reason enough that he was wrong, but did not want to vote to reconsider, preferring to let the matter rest without further action, believing that the company could not afford to antagonize the citizens and would purchase a location.
After several irregular motions were withdrawn, a motion to reconsider was made and under the roll call stood: Ayes—Hill, Dunn, Prescott, and Dean; Nays—Thompson, Bailey, Hight, and Davis. The mayor declared the motion just and the matter now stands as it was.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
Calvin Dean has purchased lots of O. Ingersoll in the 2nd ward and will remove the residence in which he and his family now reside to them. On the site vacated, Mr. Dean will erect a very handsome residence.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Cal. Dean was up from the Terminus Sunday.
Calvin Dean: Excerpts...
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
The council met in regular session Monday night with Capt. Thompson presiding. A petition from property holders on 7th Avenue asking that the resolution adopted at the last meeting ordering them to remove their fences from the street led to them being laid on the table.
The Southwestern Stage Company asked permission to build a frame barn within the fire limits. Referred to a committee. This caused considerable debate. Messrs. Dean, Prescott, and Davis held that it was a violation of the ordinance. The majority of the council was against them.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
The council now stands Hill and Hight, 1st ward, Ingersoll and Dean, 2nd ward, Prescott and Thompson, 3rd ward, Thurston and Davis, 4th ward.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.
Calvin Dean and family have rented a residence in the first ward in which they will reside until their new residence is completed.
Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.
It is wonderful to note the great advance of property in Arkansas City. In the early spring Calvin Dean purchased a business lot of D. R. Beatty, the consideration was $3,300. Tuesday Mr. Dean was offered $4,500 for his purchase. Mr. Dean refused it.
Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.
                                                           Fine Stock Farm.

Albert Dean, of Bitter Creek, being in town a week or two ago, called at this office to pay his subscription, and invited ye local to pay a visit to his farm when he took an outing. The newspaper man treated himself to a drive there a few days since, and on entering the gate found himself surrounded by a fine stock farm 400 or 500 acres in extent, securely fenced and cross-fenced. He has planted 140 acres in corn, and his fat herd of beeves puts to shame those cattle raisers who leave their animals to rustle for themselves through the winter season. His granary is the most commodious and best appointed of any to be seen hereabout. He has a feed mill in one end with shafting enough to attach elevators to raise all his grain into bins placed on the second floor. Power is supplied by a large wind mill, which pumps sufficient water for the use of the stock and for all other purposes. Near the granary he has a Fairbanks scale (of 4,000 lbs. capacity), upon which he drove and weighed, for our benefit, a couple of his two-year-old steers. One weighed 1,272 lbs., and the other pulled up the beam at 1,087 lbs. Such a result from farm stock raising is a lesson to our cattle men that they must go and do likewise. This quality of cattle finds ready sale at $3.85, to $4.00. A return of $50 for a steer is some encouragement to go ahead. A few weeks ago Mr. Dean sold forty head of three choice cattle to Branham & Schiffbauer to slaughter for the Osage Indians. He also showed us his noted stallion (owned one-half by M. S. Hasie), which measures 18 hands and weighs nearly 1,000 lbs. Mr. Dean’s farm is a credit to his judgment and enterprise, and we are glad to learn that, notwithstanding depressed markets, it pays a fair profit on the capital invested. We hope to see his example more generally emulated.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
The city council met Monday evening in regular session. Present: C. G. Thompson, C. G. Thurston, A. A. Davis, A. D. Prescott, J. Hight, C. Dean, and O. Ingersoll.
Have no idea who “R. A. Dean” might be connected to...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
R. A. Dean is building a neat cottage residence on his lots in the 4th ward. Spruill Bros., are the contractors.
Dean & Broderick...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
M. H. Snyder reports a horse being stolen from the pastures of Dean & Broderick on the Cherokee Strip one night last week. $150 has been offered for the return of horse and capture of thief, whose name is Thomas Colley. It is supposed he has gone to Texas or New Mexico.
Have no idea who “A. M. Dean” might be connected to...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 19, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
A. M. Dean and family leave today for a visit to his mother at Firth, Nebraska. They will be gone a month or longer.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The trial of Brubaker for cruelty to animals before Judge Kreamer has ended. It went to the jury last evening. They were out until midnight and agreed to disagree. The court dismissed the jury and the prisoner. This is the second time the jury agreed to disagree in this case. It was composed of A. D. Prescott, A. D. Hawk, H. P. Farrar, John Ware, S. B. Adams, Geo. W. Spruill, G. W. Herbert, Thos. Kimmell, M. S. Hasie, O. F. Lang, Calvin Dean, and J. C. Topliff.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, June 26, 1886.

The city council met Monday evening. Present: Mayor F. P. Schiffbauer; councilmen A. D. Prescott, Jas. Hill, O. Ingersoll, C. G. Thompson, A. A. Davis, C. Dean, C. Thurston, and J. Hight.
Calvin Dean switches to “First National Bank” from “Arkansas City Bank.”...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
On the first of August the First National Bank will increase its capital stock to $125,000. Calvin Dean, late of the Arkansas City Bank, at that date enters the directory of the First National.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
The council met last evening. Present: Mayor Schiffbauer; Councilmen A. D. Prescott, C. Dean, O. Ingersoll, A. A. Davis, C. G. Thompson, Jas. Hill, C. T. Thurston.
R. A. Dean [Have no idea who he was related to]...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
R. A. Dean and wife returned home last evening from their visit up in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. This sojourn away from home made Mr. Dean more strongly attached to Kansas than ever.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 4, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
The city council convened in special session last evening. Present: Mayor Schiffbauer; Councilmen Thompson, Thurston, Prescott, Ingersoll, and Dean.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.
The city council held no session on Monday evening, a quorum of the members not being in town. Messrs. Davis, Dean, and Thurston have gone east, and Jacob Hight is out on the Geuda Springs & Caldwell line, building passenger stations. A meeting will be held on Friday, if a quorum can be obtained.
Dean Bros. mentioned...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 11, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Dean Bros. have taken the contract of hauling 150 cords of stone for the city building.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The council met last evening. There were present Mayor Schiffbauer; Councilmen Thompson, Prescott, Dean, Ingersoll, and Hight.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
The city council met in regular session last evening. Present: Mayor Schiffbauer; councilmen C. G. Thompson, J. Hight, C. Dean, O. Ingersoll, and A. D. Prescott.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886.
                                                             City Primaries.

Last evening at the appointed hour, the Republican voters of the city convened in their respective wards and elected delegates and alternates to the county convention to be held in Winfield Saturday, and the Representative convention to be held in this city Oct. 4, in Highland Opera House.
In the second ward F. J. Hess was elected chairman and I. H. Bonsall, secretary. The following were the delegates and alternates elected to the county convention.
DELEGATES: F. J. Hess, Z. Carlisle, W. E. Moore, T. Fairclo.
ALTERNATES: I. H. Bonsall, U. Spray, G. Mott, Geo. Druitt.
To Representative convention:
DELEGATES: T. Fairclo, W. E. Moore, U. Spray, G. Mott.
ALTERNATES: I. H. Bonsall, Ira Barnett, C. Dean, D. W. Stevens.
No instructions voted.
John Dean: brother of Al and Cal. (According to RKW)...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Jos. Ewing and John Dean, of Bitter Creek Post Office, were in the city today and called on us. Mr. Dean is Bitter Creek’s genial postmaster.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 23, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
A couple of men came into the First National Bank yesterday. They claimed to have been working for Price & McGavock, railroad contractors, and presented a check for payment for $75. Mr. Dean, to whom the check was presented, thought that it did not look correct and on examining closer refused to honor the check, because he thought it had been raised from $7.05 to $75.00. Whoever did the changing of the check did a very bunglesome job.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1886.
                                                             A TEMPEST.
              Not in a Tea-pot, but in a Hole Made for the Reception of a Telephone Pole.

An exciting rumpus occurred in front of the First National bank this morning between the telephone gang, who are setting poles in the city, and F. W. Farrar and Calvin Dean. This morning they began a hole on the edge of the sidewalk in front of the bank. It was a narrow place in the walk and as this corner is one of the most prominent in the city, the pole would be a serious obstruction to pedestrians passing up and down the street. The telephone gang insisted on putting the pole in at that place. They refused to put it up in the gutter and sank the hole and were in the act of raising the pole when Messrs. Farrar and Dean appeared on the scene. They demanded that the pole be not put in the hole and Mr. Farrar jumped in to prevent it. Members of the gang attempted to pull him out and roll the end of the pole in. Both sides were getting madder than “wet hornets,” and at the moment the telephone boys laid their hands on Mr. Farrar, he pulled a revolver and commanded them to remove them. After Fred had remained in the hole as long as he desired, he crawled out. Then the war commenced again. Mr. Dean attempted to remove the end of the pole from the sidewalk and about as fast as he would push it off, the telephone boys pushed it back. This was stopped by Policeman Johnnie Breene and Maj. Sleeth. The former proceeded to arrest the disputed hole; and the latter gained possession of the revolver and endeavored to cool the excited men by reasoning with them. No sooner had Messrs. Farrar and Dean stopped than the workmen again attempted to put the end of the pole in the hole, but Policeman Breene stopped them. For some time an excited crowd remained on the sidewalk discussing the matter. From what we ascertain the ordinance granting the franchise to the telephone company says the poles shall be erected on the outside of the sidewalk, and it further says that their erection shall create no obstruction to the passers-by. This was pointed out to the foreman of the gang and he was asked to observe it, but it appears he would not do so. Mr. Farrar acted unwisely in drawing a revolver and handling it in the manner he did. He was liable to have shot some uninterested and innocent person. But he evidently thought a seven-shot revolver and the possession of the hole were more effective than the slow resort to law. Then, again, if the employees of the company had wished to do right, they would have put other poles up until the question was settled. It is right our citizens should be protected from the unjust infringements by foreign companies and their employees. These workmen were entirely too aggressive for their own interests as well as the company’s. The question as to where the pole will stand will most likely be settled in the courts.
[Note: In Friday’s daily the following was printed: “We are told that the telephone line could have been run down the alley and supplied the city equally as well as it will by its erection on main street.”]
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
The A. F. & A. M. Society met last evening and elected the following officers for the coming year: A. D. Hawk, W. M.; O. S. Rarick, S. W.; J. W. Heck, J. W.; Calvin Dean, Treasurer; A. J. Burrell, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 29, 1887.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
The council met in regular adjourned session Saturday night. Present: Mayor F. P. Schiffbauer, Councilmen Prescott, Thurston, Hight, Dean, Davis, and Ingersoll.
Death of daughter, Mary, Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Died. Yesterday afternoon, Mary, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean, aged 18 months. Three days since, the deceased was in good health. She was taken with a malignant form of the measles Monday, from which she died. She was the only child of the bereaved parents and their affliction is great. The little one’s remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon in Riverview Cemetery. The funeral services at the residence at 1 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Dean have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Funeral. The funeral of Mary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean, occurred this afternoon at the residence. Rev. J. O. Campbell conducted the funeral exercises. The bereaved father was unable to attend the burial, as he was confined to his bed by an attack of the measles.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
Calvin Dean is recovering from his attack of the measles. He is able to sit up.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly aided us in our recent bereavement. MR. AND MRS. CALVIN DEAN.
John Dean, justice of the peace...and Albert Dean...

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887.
                                                       Bitter Creek Clippings.
The farmers have laid aside their plows for a few days as the ground is frozen too hard.
MARRIAGES. Marrying seems to be the fashion now. John Dean, justice of the peace, performed two this week. On the 21st, James Wagner to Miss Mary McClaskey. They were united in matrimonial bonds at the residence of the bride’s parents near Guelph. On Feb. 1, Frank McClaskey was married to Miss Renie Crick. A small crowd assembled at John Dean’s on the date above mentioned, where the happy couple were united in marriage.
A hired hand of Albert Dean’s had a runaway a few days ago. He was walking and driving when his team became frightened and unmanageable. Not being able to disentangle himself from the lines, he was thrown under the wagon, receiving some severe bruises. He is getting along finely.
John R. Smith has gone out west to grow up with the country. IXL
Robert Dean and wife visiting relatives at Bitter Creek...Albert Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887.
Robt. Dean and wife of Arkansas City have been visiting relatives in the vicinity of Bitter Creek the past week.
James Canoy, who has been visiting relatives in Missouri the past month, returned to Albert Dean’s on the 15th, to resume his work. I. X. L.
A. W. Dean. Question: Was this Albert Dean?...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
A. W. Dean has commenced the erection of a two story residence in the 4th ward.
John Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 26, 1887.
MARRIED. Ed. Gates and Miss Ella Randolph were united in marriage on Thursday, the 17th, by John Dean, J. P.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887.
                                   THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NO. 3360.
                                                        WM. SLEETH, Pres.
                                                  CALVIN DEAN, Vice-Pres.
                                                     H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
                                                F. W. FARRAR, Asst. Cashier.
                                               PAID UP CAPITAL: $125,000.
                                                        SURPLUS: $15,000.
                                             UNDIVIDED PROFITS: $10,000.
Calvin Dean...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Calvin Dean informs us he is a candidate for re-election to the city council, Bro. Lockley to the contrary notwithstanding.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                                          Ward Convention.
Last evening the voters of the four wards of the city held their convention for the purpose of making nominations. The following is the result.
                                                         SECOND WARD.
The meeting was held in the new brick schoolhouse building. T. V. McConn was chosen chairman and D. G. Carder secretary. Calvin Dean was nominated for councilman and H. B. Keeler, member of school board. Uriah Spray, John Landes, and Ira Barnett were chosen delegates to attend the delegate convention; they were uninstructed.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Huey for Mayor.
Jacob Haight for Police Judge.
L. J. Miles, councilman from the first ward.
Calvin Dean, councilman from ward Number 2.
Unknown if the following “Albert Dean” was one of the Dean Brothers...
       [Appears to be an article from Arkansas City Traveler dated August 20, 1903.]
                                          WILL SUE FEDERAL OFFICERS.
                                 Geo. Miller Will Ask $10,000 For False Arrest.
From Saturday’s Daily.
Geo. Miller, of the 101 Ranch, was in the city last night on his way to the ranch, after a visit to Winfield on business. He said that when the Miller boys were hauled before the federal commissioner at Perry this week, for violating the federal quarantine law, his case was dismissed. He says now, in order to get even and have the higher authorities investigate the process employed by the federal inspectors, he will bring suit for damages in the sum of $10,000 against Leslie J. Allen, federal inspector, and Albert Dean, livestock agent in charge at Kansas City for the bureau of animal industry. These two will be made joint defendants in the suit. The secretary of agriculture will be asked to investigate the methods employed in government inspection. This may relieve some of the officials from duty in that department. The federal authorities seem to have a grudge against the Millers, and are not pushing the other suits as hard as theirs.
At  the time the alleged illegal shipping was done, George was not in town and could know nothing of it. He now is going to ask for damages for false arrest and detention from business.
He was arrested with his brothers some time ago, for shipping cattle without being properly inspected, the inspection being made by Jack McFall, Kansas inspector, at  Arkansas City. Now it turns out that the cattle were again inspected by Dean at  Kansas City. An effort, it is understood, will be made to cause the arrest of McFall on the charge of violating the federal inspection law, by representing himself to be a federal officer. This probably cannot be made to hold water, for he made his inspection as a Kansas officer and issued Kansas certificates for that inspection.
A. M. Dean: 1922.
Arkansas City Traveler, Monday, June 19, 1922. Front Page.

Register of Deeds: Mrs. Elva Lynn, Arkansas City.
County Superintendent: Miss Nana Lou Sweeney, Arkansas City.
County Clerk: Mrs. Carrie Drennan, Arkansas City.
51st District Representative: Dr. Ravenscroft, Winfield.
50th District Representative: L. C. Brown, Arkansas City.
For Sheriff: James S. Day, Winfield.
Probate Judge: L. P. King, Winfield.
Committeeman for Second Ward, A. C.: A. M. Dean.
Coroner: S. E. Morris, Winfield.
County Attorney: H. S. Hines, Arkansas City.
County Treasurer: William H. Elrod, Winfield.
Judge, Nineteenth Judicial District: Judge O. P. Fuller, Winfield.
Arkansas City Traveler, Tuesday, August 1, 1922. Front Page.
The following 100 percent Americans were asked for their opinions on the article published by J. P. Tighe a few days ago.
A. M. Dean—“I concur in Mr. Tighe’s indictment of the Ku Klux Klan. Joe deserves, in my opinion, a vote of thanks for his timely and courageous attack upon the principle of masked government.”
Ray S. Dean: 1922...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 23, 1922. Front Page.
As a result of the conference between the city commissioners and Captain Smith of the adjutant general’s office at Topeka, the patrol force of this city has been increased by the addition of two policemen and four men deputized from the county sheriff’s office.
The two new policemen sworn in yesterday by the city clerk are Ralph Dailey, who is a brother of Chief Dailey, and Asher A. King.
At the noon hour today there were ten men sworn in for duty in this city, these men being ex-soldiers, and they were brought here from various parts of the state by Capt. Smith of Topeka, who has been here since Monday. The men were sworn in before Justice of the Peace W. T. Ham. They are: H. H. Dick, Ray S. Dean, Otto L. Cox, W. J. Scott, B. B. Boone, A. H. Turner, C. W. Bentwick, C. L. Layman, H. C. Winter, W. Coolidge, and Robert B. Wharton.


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