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North A. Haight

                                      Surveyor. Bolton Township and Winfield.
                Note: For some reason, N. A. Haight was often called “Ed.” Haight.
N. A. Haight, 27; spouse, E. D., 21.
N. A. Haight, 30; spouse, E. D., 24.
                                            COWLEY COUNTY OFFICERS.
                                                      Surveyor: N. A. Haight.
                                      Haight N A, county surveyor, res 420 w 11th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1875.
RECAP: N. A. Haight runs for county surveyor—Republican.
Wirt W. Walton runs again for county surveyor—Republican.
                                Wirt W. Walton was elected as county surveyor.
Report from N. A. Haight...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1877.
                              Fight Between the Comanches and White Hunters.
From a gentleman who has just returned from Fort Sill, we learn that a fight took place between eight hunters and a band of 250 Quahada Comanche renegade Indians known as Mauwa’s band, who have been absent from the Agency some time, in the Pan Handle of Texas, about 200 miles west of the Kiowa and Comanche Agency, not far from Double Mountain. The whites had lost some ponies and followed the trail until they came upon them in a ravine, when one man held the horses while the seven went to fight. Finding more Indians than they expected, the man left had to tie the horses, in order to help. The Indians seeing the horses tied ran upon them and stampeded them. The hunters finally had to beat a retreat, following a creek all day, in order to keep out of sight. The Indians, thinking that there were a number of whites, did not push them, so that by several days hard travel they reached a trading post and were safe. In the fight “Spotted Jack,” a half-breed darkey, was wounded in the left thigh. D. Cairns, who came up the road with a load of buffalo meat, last week, had been with Marshall Sewell, of Missouri, who had been killed a few days before the fight took place. There are about 500 buffalo hunters in the Pan Handle, and a company of 100 men was organized and started in pursuit of the band that murdered Sewell, from Charley Rath’s ranche. Also a company of soldiers from Fort Griffin, Texas, and two from Fort Sill, Indian Territo­ry, and two from Fort Elliot, Texas.
The above report comes direct from Mr. N. A. Haight, and we believe will be substantiated.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1877.

We don’t know how true it is, but we learn that Captain Sybert, of Maple Township, is another candidate for Sheriff, and Capt. Chenoweth and a gentleman by the name of Nixon, and one of the former clerks in the County Clerk’s office, are candidates for Registrar of Deeds. Mr. True, of Beaver Township, is a candidate for Treasurer, and Ed. Haight for County Surveyor. Their opponents will be the present officers holding the posi­tions with the exception of Sheriff, which office the law pre­vents anyone from holding more than two terms in succession.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.
                                                    COUNTY SURVEYOR.
At the urgent request of many friends, N. A. Haight, of Bolton Township, has consented to become a candidate before the Republican convention, for the office of County Surveyor. Mr. Haight makes surveying his profession, and for many years was in the U. S. Government employ as compassman. Time and again he has been at the head of surveying parties, and is probably one of the best and most experienced surveyors to be found in Southern Kansas.
Haight nominated...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1877.
On last Saturday the delegates of the several townships, chosen to nominate officers for the Republican ticket, gathered together at Winfield. As considerable interest and strife was manifested among several of the candidates, the members of the convention met early to organize. After considerable dispute, the temporary organization was completed and Mr. Callison, of Spring Creek Township, chosen Chairman, Chas. Eagin, Secretary, with R. A. Houghton and L. J. Webb, tellers.
Dr. Graham was elected Coroner, E. P. Kinne, Registrar of Deeds; Thomas Bryan, County Treasurer; Capt. Hunt, County Clerk; N. A. Haight, Surveyor; Geo. L. Gale, County Commissioner of the first district of Rock, Maple, Vernon, Beaver, and Winfield Townships; Major Wm. Sleeth, Commissioner of the second district, comprised of Creswell, Bolton, Pleasant Valley, Silverdale, Liberty, Spring Creek, Cedar, and Otter Townships; R. F. Burden, Commissioner of the third district of Tisdale, Windsor, Dexter, Silver Creek, and Sheridan Townships.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
                                                      THE CONVENTION.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, Sept. 22, 1877.
Pursuant to the call of the Republican County Central Committee, of Cowley County, the delegates assembled in convention at the courthouse, in the city of Winfield, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 1877, at 11 o’clock a.m.
Next in order was County Surveyor. G. S. Manser and N. A. Haight were nominated. Manser received 5 votes, Haight, 44; result declared in favor of Haight.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
                                                            OUR TICKET.
On Saturday, September 22nd, the Republicans of Cowley County in a regularly called and organized convention, selected from the many good men in the party, the following gentlemen as candidates for county officers at the ensuing election.
N. A. HAIGHT, Candidate for County Surveyor, is highly recommended by those who know him and have seen his work. Competency above all things should be considered in connection with the office and we are assured that Mr. Haight is competent.
                        Note: Winfield Courier referred to him as “S. A. Haight.”

Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
We have been unable to obtain before going to press the full returns of the election in this county last Tuesday, but we can give the result with sufficient certainty. Troup, Independent, is elected county clerk by about 150 majority; Harter, democrat, is elected sheriff by over 100 majority; the republican candidates, Kinne for register of deeds, Haight for surveyor, Graham for coroner, and Gale, Sleeth, and Burden for commissioners are elected by large majorities, and Bryan, republican, is elected treasurer without opposition.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.
ED. HAIGHT took interest enough to come in the day after election to see whether he was elected or not, and thought if he wasn’t, he would go back to his work on the farm. Ed. will be happy now as long as he is kept busy.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1877.
                                            MAPLE CITY, November 21, 1877.
EDITOR TRAVELER: Articles of association were signed last night before Esq. Ketchum, for a cemetery association to be known as the Beaver Creek Cemetery Association. Place of business within four miles of Cemetery in Cedar Township, county of Cowley, and State of Kansas.
The trustees for this year are F. P. Myers, W. A. Metcalf, J. G. Custar, E. C. Compton, and L. W. Miller.
As soon as returns can be had from the Secretary of State (Cavanaugh), Ed. Haight will get a job of surveying and platting. More soon, WILLAMET.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
C. L. Harter, the new Sheriff, has gracefully and quietly assumed the office and its duties; Mr. Haight, the new surveyor, is also installed in his office without display; E. P. Kinne and M. G. Troup succeeded their predecessors without much trouble and the county offices are ready for the business of the term.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1878.
The County Surveyor, Ed. Haight, was at work surveying town lots at this place on Monday. While we think of it, Ed’s name is North A. Haight, but somehow he has always been recognized as Ed.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1878.
Editor Traveler:
As “C. C. H.” reports from East Bolton, I will only give such items as relate to the east end of Bolton, known as “Hell’s Half Acre.”
Ed. Haight, our popular County Surveyor, has been here surveying the disputed territory, and has done it to the satis­faction of all concerned.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
Ed. Haight finds so much surveying to do that he has appointed Mr. Hoenscheidt deputy surveyor.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                  Commissioners’ Proceedings.

The following bills were allowed.
                                                      N. A. Haight, Surveyor.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 17, 1878.
ED. HAIGHT, our efficient County Surveyor, is preparing a map of the county, the dimensions of which are to be 51 x 49 inches. It will show the exact location of every farm in Cowley County, together with are all the principal buildings in the county, and will be completed in about three months. Ed. is a hard worker, and is universally liked at the county seat.
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
       E. C. Manning and wife to N. A. Haight, lots 7, 8, and 9, block 50, Winfield; $125.00.
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
N. A. Haight has sold his farm, 1 mile south of Salt City, to a man who will move into it immediately.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 6, 1878.
Orville Smith, well known in this county as one of the U. S. surveyors, is a candidate for surveyor of Sumner County, with a good prospect of being elected, as he should be. Ed. Haight, our present surveyor, was one of the same corps, and has done excel­lent work for Cowley.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Judge 13th Judicial District.—Hon. W. Campbell.
Board of County Commissioners.—R. F. Burden, G. L. Gale, W. M. Sleeth.
County Clerk.—M. G. Troup.
County Treasurer.—T. R. Bryan.
Probate Judge.—H. D. Gans.
Register of Deeds.—E. P. Kinne.
Supt. Pub. Inst.—R. C. Story.
Sheriff.—C. L. Harter.
Coroner.—W. G. Graham.
County Attorney.—James McDermott.
Clerk District Court.—B. S. Bedilion.
County Surveyor.—N. A. Haight.
Deputy County Surveyor.—J. Hoenscheidt.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session [Janu­ary 6, 1879]. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and G. L. Gale, commissioners, James McDermott, county attorney, and M. G. Troup, county clerk.
Among other proceedings had, bills against the county were presented and passed upon by the board as follows.
For what purpose.
N. A. Haight, road survey.

Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
N. A. Haight has resurveyed and corrected Mr. Royal’s town plot, and everything is now ready for business.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
Surveyor Haight has just completed a beautiful and accurate school district map of Cowley County. It was made for the use of the superintendent’s office.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
N. A. Haight will be a candidate before the Republican convention for the office of County Surveyor. Mr. Haight has made a good officer and we see no reason why he should not be reelected. His long experience as a government surveyor has given him a practical knowledge of the business and enables him to fill the office with credit to himself and benefit to the people.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1879.
The nominating convention held at Winfield last Saturday placed the following ticket in the field: Sheriff, A. T. Shenneman, Winfield; County Clerk, Capt. Hunt, Winfield; Treasurer, J. N. Harden, Dexter; Register, Jacob Nixon, Vernon township; Coroner, Dr. Graham, Winfield; Surveyor, N. A. Haight, Winfield; Commissioner for 2nd district, Mr. Harbaugh, Pleasant Valley Township.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
The Cowley County Republican convention met on Saturday, Sept. 6th, at 11 o’clock a.m., at Manning’s Hall, in Winfield.
N. A. Haight was nominated for surveyor, by acclamation.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1879. Editorial Page.
                                                   REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For Sheriff: A. T. Shenneman, Winfield.
For Treasurer: James Harden, Dexter.
County Clerk: James S. Hunt, Winfield.
Register of Deeds: Jacob Nixon, Vernon.
Surveyor: N. A. Haight, Bolton.
Coroner: Dr. Graham, Winfield.
Commissioner, 2nd District: Henry Harbaugh, Pleasant Valley.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1880.
St. John’s Battery No. 1, K. S. Militia, at their last meeting presented their captain, Mr. E. E. Bacon, with a fine sword and sash, complete, as a testimonial of their friendly regard for him with the following resolutions.
Whereas, Captain E. E. Bacon has by his gentlemanly conduct and efficiency won the respect and admiration of St. John’s Battery No. 1, of the State of Kansas, and,
Whereas, the Battery desire to confer upon him some testimo­nial of their appreciation of him as an officer and as a man; therefore be it

Resolved, That St. John’s Battery No. 1, K. S. Militia, present this sword to Captain E. E. Bacon, with the hope that he will ever be reminded by it of the friendly regard felt for him by his comrades, and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the different newspapers in the county, for publication.
Lieutenant Haight presented the sword and sash with a neat little speech, after which Capt. Bacon responded as follows.
Officers and Comrades:
Perhaps there is but once in a lifetime when one is so completely taken by surprise that words fail to do their duty and this is the one, at least in my case.
Comrades, I thank you not only for this magnificent gift, but for the warm regards and friendly feeling, as set forth in your Resolutions. I accept the gift, I hope in the same feelings in which it is given, and to you comrades, please accept my sincere thanks, with the assurance on my part that I shall ever try to merit your esteem, while a member of this Battery, and that this sword will always be drawn upon the side where floats the stars and stripes.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.
The following named gentlemen are the commissioned officers of St. John Battery No. 1, at Winfield. Captain: Eugene E. Bacon; First Lieutenant and Chief of Caissons: N. A. Haight; First Lieutenant of the Line: John F. Burrows; Second Lieutenant Senior: John Hoenscheidt; Second Lieutenant Junior: Geo. W. Anderson. Commonwealth.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1880.
County Surveyor Haight laid out a new town on the L. L. & G. road in this county last Monday. It is situated in range 8, at the locality heretofore known as Grand View Tank. Mr. Haight is now engaged in making a very elaborate county map for the use of the Register of Deeds.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.
We saw Capt. Bacon and Lieutenants O’Neil and Haight at Lawrence.
Winfield Courier, October 21, 1880.
Mr. Haight, county surveyor, has been surveying in the valley the past week. He handles his instrument with precision; and his lines established are accurate and reliable. M. QUAD.
Oct. 15, 1880.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
The St. John Battery has elected Ed. Haight captain, and Messrs. Burroughs, Hoenscheidt, Holloway, and Andrews, lieuten­ants.
Winfield Courier, March 24, 1881.
The Second Ward Meeting was held at the opera house. G. H. Buckman called the meeting to order. James Kelly was chosen chairman and J. P. Short secretary. J. L. Horning was nominated for member of the school board. M. L. Read was nominated for council. James Kelly, T. H. Soward, and S. H. Myton were chosen a ward committee.
The following 12 gentlemen were elected delegates to the city convention: G. H. Buckman, N. A. Haight, H. E. Asp, T. M. McGuire, T. H. Soward, W. Bitting, J. L. Horning, C. M. Wood, M. L. Robinson, Archie Stewart, H. Brotherton, I. W. Randall.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
N. A. Haight, our county surveyor, was in town last Satur­day. He had been attending to some business connected with his office in West Bolton. He reports the present prospects for crops as first-class, and says that the yield of wheat, over the county, will be far in excess of what was expected a few weeks since, while the corn is looking exceptionally promising.
Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.
St. John’s Battery, under the command of Capt. Haight, will perform at Riverside Park on the 4th.
Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.
The county surveyor has been “knocking things end-ways” in the upper Silver Creek country. His new survey has been a regular cyclone in moving corners, hedges, fences, and buildings. The fault seems to lie in the work of former years, and Mr. Haight is correcting the errors.
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
The celebration at Island Park was very fine and interesting. Considerable crowds were present all day, but in the afternoon about 3 o’clock, the crowd was immense. The attractions were target practice, archery, baseball, swings, croquet, dancing floors, and many other sports and amusements. Captain Haight was present, with his artillery company in drill, and his two booming field pieces which awaked the echoes, at suitable times during the day.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 20, 1881.
We have much pleasure in announcing that Mr. N. A. Haight, our present county surveyor, will be a candidate for reelection to that office this fall.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 20, 1881.
                                                    SOLDIERS REUNION.
                                       WINFIELD, KANSAS, JULY 14, 1881.
To the Union Soldiers of the late War:
We, the undersigned, your comrades and survivors of the late rebellion, believe that a reunion of the old soldiers now resi­dents of Cowley and surrounding counties, would meet your approv­al and serve to renew and strengthen a patriotic and brotherly feeling in the hearts of all old soldiers and lovers of the Union, we would, therefore call a reunion at Island Park, Winfield, Kansas, for the 7th and 8th of October, 1881.
For a more complete organization and the successful carrying out of this plan, we would ask all old soldiers residing in the limits above named, to meet at Manning Opera House, on Saturday, July 23rd, at 2 o’clock p.m., at which time to effect a permanent organization, and the appointment of such general and local committees as the meeting may deem proper, essential for the ultimate success of this—an old soldiers’ reunion—at the time and place above mentioned. The county papers are requested to publish this call.
                                    One of those calling for a reunion: N. A. Haight.
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.

The meeting at Manning’s hall on Saturday, August 20th, was well attended by the old soldiers. Capt. Haight with a section of his battery, put in a number of shots that sounded like old times to the boys. Messrs. Pixley, Requa, Woodruff, Roseberry, and others furnished old time martial music. At 11 a.m., the meeting was called to order with C. M. Wood in the chair, and Jake Nixon, secretary.
On motion a committee of seven was appointed as a permanent organization consisting of comrades Wells, Steuven, Stubblefield, Nixon, Waugh, Kretsinger, and Jennings. After some interesting remarks on the part of Capt. Stubblefield, J. W. Millspaugh, H. D. Catlin, and S. M. Jennings, the meeting adjourned until 2 p.m.
The afternoon meeting showed an increase of delegates and much more enthusiasm. The committee on permanent organization submitted the following report.
Your committee on permanent organization beg to submit the following.
For President: Col. J. C. McMullen, of Winfield; for Vice Presidents, we would recommend one from each township to be named by this meeting, and one from the city of Winfield. We submit the name of T. H. Soward. For recording secretary, Jake Nixon, of Vernon; corresponding secretary, A. H. Green, Winfield; treasur­er, J. B. Lynn, Winfield.
Executive Committee: Col. McMullen, Capt. Stubblefield, Capt. Hunt, Capt. Tansey, T. R. Bryan, D. L. Kretsinger, and C. M. Wood.
Finance Committee: J. B. Lynn, Capt. Siverd, Capt. Myers, James Kelly, and Judge Bard.
Encampment: Dr. Wells, Capt. Steuven, and Capt. Haight.
Printing: E. E. Blair and Jake Nixon.
Invitation and speakers: Hon. W. P. Hackney, Gen. A. H. Green, D. L. Kretsinger, M. G. Troup, Capt. Chenoweth, Capt. Nipp, Major D. P. Marshall, N. W. Dressie, and C. H. Bing.
Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.
Captain Haight has the battery boys practicing for the State Fair. They have gone into camp at Riverside Park.
Winfield Courier, September 15, 1881.
Capt. N. A. Haight has proved his capacity and efficiency as a surveyor by two terms of service and none would oppose him.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 28, 1881.
                                                            Our State Fair.

The State Fair held at Topeka was a complete success, and the crowds of people that gathered there was wonderful—the number on the grounds being estimated at near sixty thousand. They had the finest showing of horses, cattle, swine, etc., ever exhibited in the State. Horses valued at $10,000 and more were frequently to be seen, and cattle, brought in from Illinois and other States, were such as were never before seen in Kansas. Sheep, hogs, and all kinds of poultry filled the stalls made for them, making the sight a rare one. It seemed as though the whole State turned out, every section being represented. Shortly after our arrival we were introduced to Capt. Nipp, passed in the gates as a reporter of the TRAVELER, walking arm in arm with Marshal Sinnott, representing the Democrat. As neither of the two publishers of the two papers knew they were represented, we were led to remark: “How’s this?” Capt. Ed. Haight, with the Winfield Battery and two large cannons, made themselves heard, and shook the glass of the Capi­tol, while Capt. Steuven of the Infantry Company, from the same place, made an excellent display in the parade. Among the crowd we met Rev. Fleming, always on hand when there is anything going on, and Capt. Bird, A. A. Davis, Chas. Sipes, and many others.
Twenty-six Cheyenne and Arapahos represented the Indian Territory, under charge of Mr. O. J. Woodard, of Cheyenne Agency, and Capt. C. M. Scott, of this place. It was a treat for the wild tribes, if their actions indicated anything, for they made the night air ring with their war hoops and “Ki-yes,” much to the amusement of the many spectators who flocked every day to see them.
Were we to attempt a detailed account of the exhibition, it would prove tedious, as it had to be seen to be appreciated. Every available sleeping place was taken before half the crowd got there, and many had to camp on the grounds. The sham battle, Old Soldiers’ Reunion, and the twenty mile race, by Miss Curtis and Miss Pinneo, were probably the main attractions.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
Capt. Haight, with his battery, has been attending the soldiers reunion at Sedan. They hauled their cannons over and back with four horses to each piece.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
The St. John’s Battery from Winfield, which was present during the reunion, Capt. Haight commanding, is composed of a fine set of men, gentlemen in the broadest sense of the term. They handle their battery well and have made many friends during their visit to Sedan. Sedan Journal.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.
We received a pleasant call from our old-time friend, Ed Haight, yesterday, as he was on a business tour of this portion of the county. He informs us that he has just concluded survey­ing the new townsite of Salem, 8 miles east of Winfield, and work on the depot has already commenced.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
County Surveyor Haight is engaged in platting Riverside Park. Ed. can do it, if anyone can.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 15, 1882.
We received a pleasant call from Ed. Haight, our energetic and popular County Surveyor last week. He was en route for home, via Salt City, at which place he had some surveying to do. He had been surveying down on the line, and from what he said, we presume had played smash with some old-time land marks.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Our worthy County Surveyor is playing smash with the supposed lines about Little Dutch. The Government lines having by some means disappeared, Surveyor Haight has been employed to establish corners and in every instance he is running wide of the supposed lines, throwing out full grown hedges, cutting through orchards, and in one instance running through a house. Moral: Look out for the government corners and do not let them get lost.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
                                                    Reception of the Governor.
Saturday, 18th, 11 o’clock a.m. Citizens with carriages will assemble at the Santa Fe depot to receive the Governor and escort him through town. Salutes by the St. John Battery, Capt. Haight.
7 o’clock evening: Salute from the Battery. 7 ½ to 9½ evening, reception at the residence of D. A. Millington. Ladies and gentlemen who desire to pay their respects to the Governor are invited to call at that time. This is a general and cordial invitation. There will be no special invitations.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
                                                        The Governor’s Visit.
Governor St. John arrived promptly at 11 o’clock Saturday morning on the Santa Fe train and was received with a salute from Capt. Haight’s St. John battery, and a delegation of citizens with about thirty carriages, who escorted him through the principal streets of the City. The sidewalks were lined with dense crowds of enthusiastic people, who manifested their gratification at his arrival by rounds of cheers. The escort left him at the residence of Mr. Millington, who was to entertain him during his stay. In the afternoon the Governor conversed pleasantly with such friends as he happened to meet, and was driven about the city to observe the various improvements which had been made since his last visit. In the evening at 7 o’clock, the St. John battery fired salutes and an informal reception was held at Mr. Millington’s and notwithstanding the sleet and storm which had set in and continued, a large number of ladies and gentlemen called to pay their respects to the governor and the rooms were pleasantly filled with admiring friends to a reasonably late hour. The storm continued throughout the night and increased in violence. All day Sunday and during the evening, the wind was strong from the north and stinging with cold, the sharp hail cut one’s face like shot, the sand-like snow covered the ground to the depth of several inches, and it was almost impossible to walk on the streets and sidewalks. As 2 o’clock approached, the governor thought it impossible that many could get to the ball and desired to have it announced that the exercises would be adjourned until evening. Senator Hackney so announced to a few already assembled at the Hall, but immediately thereafter, Capt. Scott arrived with about sixty energetic ladies and gentlemen of Arkansas City who had come up on a special train chartered for that purpose, and who were determined not to miss the treat. Immediately the citizens came pouring into the hall and the Senator promised them that the governor should come forthwith and speak to them, and then went to the governor and escorted him to the Hall, where they found every seat occupied and many standing, an audience of more than seven hundred.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
N. A. Haight, our gentlemanly County Surveyor, has been in town all the week—weather bound, he says. He and P. M. Smith have, seemingly, spent the time pleasantly playing chess.

Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
                                                     FOURTH OF J. U. L. Y.
On Tuesday evening the citizens met at the Opera House to hear the report of the executive committee on 4th of July celebration. The committee reported as follows.
On Finance: M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, J. P. Baden, S. H. Myton, J. C. McMullen.
On Speakers and Invitation: J. C. Fuller, D. A. Millington, A. B. Steinberger, M. G. Troup, and J. Wade McDonald.
On Grounds and seats: A. T. Spotswood, Jas. H. Bullen, A. Wilson, S. C. Smith, W. O. Johnson, and H. Brotherton.
On Police Regulations and personal comfort: D. L. Kretsinger, R. E. Wallis, H. S. Silver, J. H. Kinney, and A. T. Shenneman.
On Music: J. P. Short, E. H. Blair, G. H. Buckman, H. E. Silliman, and R. C. Bowles.
On Old Soldiers: Col. McMullen, Adjt. Wells, Judge Bard, Capt. Steuven, and Capt. Haight.
On Representation of 13 Original States: Mrs. H. P. Mansfield, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Carruthers.
On Floral Decoration: Mrs. Kretsinger, Misses Jessie Millington, Amy Scothorn, Jennie Hane, Mrs. J. L. Horning, and Mrs. G. S. Manser.
Speeches were made by Judge J. Wade McDonald, Judge Soward, Mayor Troup, D. A. Millington, Capt. Hunt, and D. L. Kretsinger. The City is enthusiastic on the subject and are bound to make this a big Fourth. The committee on speakers will secure the attendance of some of our State’s best talent. Let everyone prepare to come, bring their lunch baskets, and enjoy themselves in the finest park in the State.
                                                                A CARD.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas.
DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able and faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.
                                      One of those who signed card: N. A. Haight.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.
Ed Haight was in town Monday and Tuesday. He was running the lines for the location of the new Indian Industrial School.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
Attention Battery. All Members of St. John’s Battery are hereby ordered to report in person at the Courthouse in Winfield, Saturday, Sept. 9tth, at 1 o’clock p.m.
                                           By order of N. A. HAIGHT, Captain.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
Mr. S. H. Wilson from Kansas City, of the House of Clark & Maldanner, has located his family in Winfield, which will be his headquarters hereafter. He is an old acquaintance of Mr. N. A. Haight, our County Surveyor.

Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
EDS. COURIER: The State Fair and Reunion are numbered with the things of the past, and judging from the immense multitude of human beings swaying to and fro for miles, it would seem as if everybody was there. But I know of a certainty that they were not, and for the benefit of those who remained at home, I will, with your permission, give an abbreviated sketch of what I saw and heard.
Our party arrived at Topeka at half past two o’clock on Monday, the 11th; was taken at once to the fair ground where we pitched our tents and prepared to make ourselves at home; but with dust and heat in abundance and water scarce and warm, it didn’t seem very home-like, after all, and our minds would involuntarily revert back to the pure, cold water in Cowley—and had it not been for the abundance of ice, the water would have been unbearable. As our five days’ stay was confined principally to the fair grounds, we had ample opportunity to inspect most everything on exhibition, and our first impression was, “Where did they all come from?” But on closer examination found about everything to be of Kansas production. When I heard old stock men and men who had been judges at fairs for years say it was the grandest stock show they ever saw, I began to think it was a big thing indeed. Such an immense amount of grain displays in the different halls was wonderful, there being 65 varieties of spring and winter wheat from the Agricultural College. It was hard to decide which county had the most tastefully arranged hall, but to my mind Rice County took the lead.
In the Horticultural hall was the grandest display of floral designs that any imagination could possibly conceive of, and any attempt at description would end in a positive failure; but the fountain and aquarium attracted more attention than all else. The display of jewelry and silverware was one of the prominent features of the Fine Art hall. The specimens of minerals were simply a wonder, some of them presenting perfect and beautiful flowers, fish, roots, and nuts. The collection of stuffed birds and animals was very large and life-like. The insect kingdom was well represented, judging from the long rows of glass cases containing them. The music, painting, pressed flowers, marble works, etc., were of course the very best.
I suppose the races were grand, judging from the amount of people crowded into the amphitheater, and all around the whole race course; but as I do not approve of horse racing, I will leave the description for someone else.
I come now to the most important and interesting part of the great program—the “soldiers.” To me they were the grandest of all the grand things I saw. The sound of corps drums, martial music, drilling, and marching was only a reiteration of the sad and mournful scenes enacted a few short years ago, in such terrible earnestness, and while tears of mingled pride and pain streamed down our cheeks, the one sentiment, “God bless them,” would well up in our hearts again and again, and my prayer to Him is that they may be saved from the blood and carnage that was the fate of their comrades, fathers, and friends in the war so lately closed. I wish everybody could have heard the grand speeches made to them. They would have to be heard to be duly appreciated.
The thousand dollar display of fire works was wonderfully beautiful; and on the whole, the main street in Topeka on Friday, the 16th, was the most beautiful sight it has ever been my lot to see, the city being lighted up almost entirely by electric lights.

My visit to the State house was highly enjoyable, but space forbids any further detail. I have already omitted many important features; but I cannot close without offering a word of praise to the members of St. John’s Battery and the conspicuous part they played in the sham battle. And it was through the kindness of Capt. Haight that our party enjoyed such unlimited privileges of sight seeing. A SPECTATOR.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
                                                          First Light Artillery.
The members of St. John Battery will meet at the courthouse in Winfield on Saturday, Oct. 14th, 1882, for the purpose of electing officers and other important business.
                                           By order of N. A. HAIGHT, Captain.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1882.
Ed. Haight, our County surveyor, was in town yesterday attending to some surveying on the Leonard property south of town.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 25, 1882.
Ed. Haight, our County surveyor, was in the city last week, and set the grade stakes for the Highland Hall.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 29, 1882.
Ed. Haight, our County surveyor, was in town yesterday on his way to the Indian Territory, where he goes to run a twenty-five mile fence line.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1882.
Capt. Haight informs us that he was called into the Territo­ry a short time ago to settle a boundary line between two large pastures. One of them, just south of Arkansas City, contains 190,000 acres, and is being fenced with barbed wire. This is being done by Col. Windsor, of Titusville, Pennsylvania, under the cover of the names of two Cherokee Indians. The other is being fenced by Mills and Stevens. Telegram.
Mrs. Haight, N. A. Haight...
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
                                                         The Spy of Atlanta.
The Committee on behalf of Winfield Post No. 85, G. A. R., and St. John’s Battery of this city, wish through your paper to express our high appreciation of the presentation of the Spy of Atlanta given here on the evenings of December 14, 15, and 16 by Col. L. D. Dobbs.
Col. Dobbs gave us a first-class entertainment, surpassing the expectation of everyone who witnessed it; and causing our best judges of theatricals to pronounce the Spy of Atlanta the most interesting entertainment ever given in our city.
To say that the performance under the skillful management of Col. Dobbs was a complete success, and to commend the Spy of Atlanta under the management of the Col. to the Grand Army of the Republic of Kansas is only an act of justice.
S. V. Devendorf as “Jake Schneider,” was immense, a complete show in himself—his every appearance convulsed the audience in roars of laughter. Devendorf as a comedian is an artist and will always be welcomed in Winfield with a crowded house.

Mrs. R. Jillson was as fine a conception and presentation of the character of Maud Dalton as could be wished; natural, graceful, and original. She won the hearts of the audience and gave to the character of “Maud” a sublime pathos that melted and moved our hearts and tears at her bidding.
The Post and Battery most cordially thank her for contributing so much talent for our benefit.
Mrs. Haight as Mrs. “Dalton,” showed all the true motherly feeling of the character she represented. She was a true mother and we know no higher praise.
Miss Josie Bard, as “Carrie Dalton,” was just what you would expect her to be. Her presentation of the flag was perfect, her singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” grand, and when her wonderfully sweet and cultured voice accompanied by her guitar rendered the “Vacant Chair,” we were glad the chair was vacant, that we might hear the song.
R. M. Bowles as “Edwin Dalton the Spy,” was equal to the leading character of the play. Mr. Bowles is a cultured actor, and his rendition of “Edwin Dalton” was grand. As husband, brother, soldier, prisoner, and spy “Richard was himself” a natural artist.
George H. Buckman represented “Farmer Dalton” so naturally that we thought we were in the country, and felt like we wanted to stay there the balance of our life with the grand old gentleman.
Col. Whiting as “General Sherman,” was a fine conception of the character of the general of our army. He looked and acted the soldier and though surrounded by a brilliant staff was the hero.
The children, Harry and Lottie Caton, as “Little Willie and Nannie,” captivated the audience. Brave “Willie!” Gentle “Nannie!” God will surely bless such noble children.
The tableaux were the finest we ever saw and the young ladies who composed them are as beautiful off the stage as they were in the tableaux.
We would like to describe the beautiful angel, but if we speak of one justice would demand the same of all and our communication would be suppressed on account of its length.
We must thank the “Sisters of Charity,” Misses Ida Bard and Mary Berkey, and felt like we would be willing to be wounded ourselves, if we could look up into their sweet faces.
Samuel Davis as “Pete,” was a life-like personation of a true southern darkey. He was one of the best actors in the cast.
To the soldiers commanded by Capt. Finch and others, we tender our thanks for their assistance and military bearing.
In this notice is it impossible to do justice to all, but rest assured that we feel grateful for the kindness shown us by the entire cast.
   SAM. BARD, Chairman; H. L. WELLS, N. A. HAIGHT, J. E. SNOW, T. H. SOWARD.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
N. A. Haight has enclosed his yard in a neat picket fence.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.
Ed. Haight, County Surveyor, was in the city making surveys of several pieces of property yesterday, upon which residences will shortly be erected.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
                                                    WE WILL CELEBRATE.

                                     An Enthusiastic Meeting and Gratifying Results.
By virtue of a previous call, the citizens met to devise ways and means for a 4th of July celebration at Winfield. Capt. J. S. Hunt was elected President, and O. M. Seward, Secretary.
Hon. C. C. Black stated the object of the meeting, and Col. Whiting moved to celebrate. Carried.
On motion Mayor Emerson was elected President of the day, and Col. Whiting, Marshal, with power to select his own aids, and have general charge of programme for the day.
On motion the following committees were appointed.
Finance: J. P. Baden, J. B. Lynn, M. L. Robinson.
Grounds: S. C. Smith, D. L. Kretsinger, E. P. Greer.
Programme: J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, H. D. Gans.
Committee on Indians: W. J. Hodges, N. C. Myers, Col. Whiting.
Special Trains: Kennedy, Branham, H. E. Asp.
Amusements: C. C. Black, T. M. McGuire, John Keck, Jas. Vance, A. T. Spotswood, and J. Wade McDonald.
Fire Works: Henry Goldsmith, J. P. Baden, M. O’Hara.
Music: Crippen, Buckman, Snow.
Military Display: Capt. Haight, Dr. Wells, Col. Whiting.
Speakers: Rembaugh, Millington, Hackney.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at call of president, or chairman of committees.
                                                      J. S. HUNT, President.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
                                                       The Battery Surprised.
After the ceremonies in the hall on Decoration day were concluded, Judge Soward called the officers and members of St. John’s Battery forward, and, after having them form on the stage, brought out a beautiful banner, made of lemon yellow silk, with costly fringe and tassels, and inscribed “St. John’s Battery, 1st Kansas Light Artillery” on either side, surrounding two cannon. In a neat and appropriate speech, Mr. Soward informed the boys that the splendid flag was a gift from Ex-Governor John P. St. John. The whole matter was a great surprise to the boys, and especially to Capt. Haight, who responded to the Judge’s remarks with considerable feeling, assuring Gov. St. John, through him, that “its bright folds should never be stained by any act of theirs.” The Battery then filed out, formed around the flag in the street, and gave three cheers for the donor, after which a general inspection of the flag by citizens took place.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
The following resolutions were reported by the committee.
Resolved, That the members of St. John’s Battery, K. S. M., hereby tender to Ex-Gov. John P. St. John, their most cordial and earnest thanks for the present of a most beautiful, magnificent and costly flag to be borne at the head of this organization.

Resolved, That when we look upon this splendid banner, it will ever keep in lively remembrance, the noble friend with princely heart who has presented it.
                             H. D. GANS, C. TRUMP, J. M. REED, COMMITTEE.
Adopted unanimously. N. A. HAIGHT, Captain. C. S. WRIGHT, O. S.
Capt. Haight not available; battery not called out...
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
                                                          A Shooting Raid.
Last Friday a young man rode hurriedly in town and reported that he had been robbed at Limbocker’s ford on Dutch Creek by two men. On receipt of the news, Sheriff Gary became greatly excited. Here, at least, was a chance to achieve fame and glory, and show the world that he was in truth and in fact a valiant and active officer, by starting out at once and bringing in the robbers, alone and single handed. But hold! As he buckles on his trusty revolvers and girds about his loins a fresh belt of cartridges, a change comes over the spirit of his dream. He remembers that robbers are bold, bad men, and he remembers reading in a dime novel in the long years ago about bandits who laid in ambush for their pursuers and sometimes captured them and carried them away into the fastnesses to die of starvation. As he thought on these things and wondered what raven would feed the widow and orphans when he was gone, he grew sad, until finally he decided to raise a “posse” to defend him in case the robbers refused to be arrested peaceably. No sooner was the decision made than it was carried into effect—and right here was brought actively into play our sheriff’s wonderful power as an organizer. In less than two hours he had fourteen men, seven double-barreled shot guns, and twenty-two revolvers on their way to the scene of the robbery, three miles out. The order of march was as follows.
Frank Finch, with hand cuffs and shackles.
Charlie Limbocker, accompanied by a double-barreled shot gun.
Ben Herrod ditto.
F. M. Burge ditto.
A. B. Taylor, deputy sheriff, carrying in addition to his own, part of the Sheriff’s armory.
Johnny Riley, double-barreled shot gun and two revolvers.
W. J. Hodges and Johnny Hudson, Aids-de-camp to Sheriff and Ex-Captain S. G. Gary.
Ammunition wagon.
Owing to the limited time and the absence of Capt. Haight, the battery was not called out, but “held in reserve.” Arriving at the scene of action, the “posse” was halted and Sheriff Gary advanced cautiously to the front, where he discovered Constable Siverd with the alleged victim.
Mr. Siverd had been on the ground some time, examined for tracks, found none, and concluded that the robbery was a canard. He so informed the doughty sheriff, which seemed to revive his drooping spirits and the “posse” was allowed to disperse while the Sheriff returned to Winfield by way of New Salem.

It was an active and valiant struggle to defend the rights of an injured citizen, and we take pleasure in commending Sheriff Gary for his energy, and for the rare power of organization he displayed in getting such a large force of men, fully equipped and on the road in such a short space of time. We tremble for the result should a bonafide robbery occur within his jurisdiction. The expenses of conveying the “posse” were only $12.50, which the county can well afford to pay.
“Because Sheriff Gary performs the duties of his office in an energetic but quiet and unostentatious manner, Greer becomes disgruntled and wants the Sheriff to make more noise and fuss. Capt. Gary is not that kind of man, Ed.” Telegram.
Mrs. Haight ill...
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.
Mrs. N. A. Haight has been quite ill for the past week.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 15, 1883.
N. A. Haight announces himself a candidate for reelection to the office of County Surveyor of Cowley County, subject to the action of the Republican nominating committee.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
In this week’s issue will be found the announcement of N. A. Haight as a candidate for reelection to the office of county surveyor. Mr. Haight has held this office for six years, and during that time has discharged its duties with credit to himself and profit to the county. Should he receive the nomination, he will be elected by a full Republican vote.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
Mr. Ed. Haight, county surveyor, will be in the city on or about Sept. 15, to do some surveying. Parties desiring to have the corners of their lots established can have word at F. J. Hess’ real estate office.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
                                                            N. A. HAIGHT.
Notice the announcement of Capt. N. A. Haight as a candidate for re-election to the office of county surveyor, an office which he has so ably and acceptably filled for several years. It is an important office to the citizens of the county and means lots of rough, hard work, and moderate pay, well earned with plenty of dissatisfaction on one side or the other. It requires a man of skill, ability, and conscientious integrity to fill that office with anything approaching to just service. Such a man Capt. Haight has amply proved himself to be.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
Of course, Capt. Haight will be elected surveyor for everybody knows his ability in that field.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 12, 1883.
N. A. Haight, the present surveyor, was renominated for that office, and he is too well and favorably known to need commendation at our hands. He is eminently qualified and will be reelected.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.

N. A. Haight brought into our office Tuesday a hill of red-top sorghum cane containing four stalks that towered sixteen feet into the air. It was raised by Thos. Galloway on his upland farm in Silverdale Township, and the hill was standing alone in a field of the more dwarfy black-top variety. It was eight feet above the average height of the field.
Mrs. Haight...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.
Mrs. Ed. Haight of Winfield spent several days of the past week visiting the family of Judge Christian. The lady returned to her Winfield home on Monday last.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
                                                       TO REPUBLICANS.
Two weeks from next Tuesday is Election day and every man should be prepared to turn out to the polls and vote. It is noted that when there is deep interest felt in the election and everybody turns out, we always elect good officers, but when there is little interest in the matter we are liable to have the other kind of officers foisted upon us. It is also noted that Democrats almost always turn out and vote and that when there is a short vote on account of little interest in the matter, it is Republican voters who stay at home. Men who consider themselves good and patriotic citizens, men who are otherwise moral, intelligent, and valuable citizens, often neglect this important duty, while every vicious, drinking, ignorant, dishonest, or law breaking man in the community is sure to be at the polls and vote and influence votes. Such in large cities are usually the ruling class and in all communities often control the results of the elections. It is the plain duty of every man who has an interest in good government, good laws, and good morals to always be at the polls with his vote and influence and no man who habitually neglects his duty is entitled to the credit of being a good or patriotic citizen.
Republicans above all others should never neglect this duty. We urge each and everyone of them to make such arrangements beforehand that nothing will prevent them from discharging this duty. Go to the polls early and vote and work for the straight Republican ticket. There is no good reason why any Republican should fail to vote for every candidate on their ticket. There are two other tickets in the field; one of which is the straight Democratic ticket, and the other is self styled “Anti-Monopoly,” but is intended only as a decoy for the Democrats, to lure Republicans from voting their own tickets while Democrats, whatever they pretend, will vote the straight Democratic ticket. No candidate on either ticket is the peer of his Republican opponent.
Capt. Haight, has by years of service, proved his ability as a surveyor and as he is the only candidate of known qualification for that office, he will get there of course.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 7, 1883.
                                                                The Result.

We had intended to give this week a tabular statement, by townships, of Cowley County’s vote, but can only give the majorities and will next week give the correct figures throughout. The following are the figures up to going to press, and they are subject to increase rather than decrease: McIntire: 618; Soward: 457; Nipp: 637; Hunt: 800; Haight: 500; Irwin, 3rd district: 275. Dr. Marsh’s exact figures are not given, but will be in the neighborhood of 600. Sumner County has gone Republican by good majorities, with the exception of commissioner for the third district, who was defeated.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Recap: Official vote of Cowley County, Kansas, November 6, 1883.
For Surveyor:   N. A. Haight, R, 2419. Plurality 603.
Ed Millard, D, 1810.
Mrs. Haight...
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Miss Sadie Ketcham, of Maple City, is spending a few weeks in the city as the guest of Mrs. N. A. Haight.
Mrs. A. B. Clark visiting sister, Mrs. Haight...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
Mrs. A. B. Clark, from Beatrice, Nebraska, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. N. A. Haight. She is highly delighted with Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
Capt. N. A. Haight, Cowley County Surveyor, has been surveying for B. D. Hanna and Billy Schwantes for the past week.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Mr. W. L. Webb has left the grocery business and gone to his first love, the surveying profession. He is assisting County Surveyor Haight.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Cowley people seem to be opening up a great many county roads this spring. County Surveyor Haight has sixteen to survey this quarter.
Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.
Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, dropped into our office last Wednesday evening. He is as complaisant and agreeable as when we met him four years ago at Newton. By the way, the Captain is the first Cowley County man with whom we got acquainted, and probably that is the reason his countenance is so agreeable to us.
Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.
Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, was in the city Thursday.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.
Ed. Haight has just completed a survey of the Indian school farm, south of this city, and reports that it contains 1,200 acres.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Winfield will be represented at the Minneapolis Reunion by the following persons, so far as we have been able to ascertain: C. Ferguson, J. E. Snow, R. Amrine, L. B. Stone, A. R. Wilson, M. G. Troup, J. B. Schofield _____ Smith, T. J. Harris, N. A. Haight, A. G. Wilson, Thos. Thompson, S. C. Smith, and S. Cure. Delegations from other sections of the county will congregate in this city and all take a special train Sunday morning.
Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.
Capt. Ed Haight surveyed the Chilocco Indian School farm last week. He found it contains 1,200 acres.
Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Capt. Ed. Haight was in the city Tuesday with his compass.
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, has been in Arkansas City this week surveying a 55 acre addition to the northeast part of our town for Newman, McLaughlin & Hess. We are informed this tract of land will offer splendid advantages for residence building. The Gates City is rapidly spreading out.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
Mr. N. A. Haight had another exhibition of Kansas genial climate, in his yard last week, in a Transcendent Crab tree in full bloom. It blossomed in the spring and fruited and was coping with Jack Frost in another trial.
Reference to A. M. Haight, brother of Capt. N. A. Haight...
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
Capt. N. A. Haight has been congratulated and cornered for the cigars during the past week until he has become frantic, all owing to people mistaking him for his brother, A. M., who was published last week as the happy possessor of a fine nine pound boy. The Captain insists that the friends “give credit where credit is due.”
N. A. Haight: Government surveyor of Indian Territory eleven years ago...
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
Messrs. J. J. Jones and Will Smith, of the Washington Civil Service, were in the city this week visiting with their old friend, Mr. N. A. Haight. They were in the government survey of the Indian Territory with Mr. Haight for five years. This was an extremely “Wild West” in those days, some eleven years ago, and the wonderful changes were astonishing to them. Having cast their last vote in 1873 before going to D. C., at what was then their residence, Arkansas City, they put in their votes while here for the straight ticket. The law makes the residence of civil service employees in non-suffrage Washington only temporary.
N. A. Haight, treasurer, Cowley County Water Power & Manufacturing Co....
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
The Cowley County Water Power and Manufacturing Company has been chartered. Its purpose is the construction of a canal from the Arkansas River in Beaver Township to the same river at Arkansas City. It cuts a bend of fifteen miles and will have a fall of fifty feet. Its officers are: M. L. Read, president; J. C. Long, vice-president; N. A. Haight, treasurer; I. H. Bonsall, secretary. The organization thus far was completed Tuesday. Stock to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars will be issued. The leading men of Winfield and Arkansas City are taking hold of the project and it will undoubtedly be a success.
Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.
                                        Another Luscious Plum for Arkansas City.
The Cowley County Water Power and Manufacturing company have obtained a charter for the purpose of constructing a canal from the Arkansas River in Beaver Township to Arkansas City. The following officers were elected for the first year.
President: M. L. Reed.
Vice President: J. C. Long.
Treasurer: N. A. Haight.

Secretary: I. H. Bonsall.
They propose to construct a canal for the purpose of supplying water for irrigation and power for mills and manufacturing purposes. They cut across a large bend in the river, getting the advantage of the fall of the river for fifteen miles or more, which will give a fall of fifty feet, if returned to the Arkansas River, and seventy feet if run across the town site and turned into the Walnut.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 12, 1884.
                                                            Our New Canal.
The latest enterprise having for its main object the improvement of the county in general and Arkansas City in particular is the Cowley County Water Power and Manufacturing Company, which was duly chartered the 12th day of September, 1884. Its object is the purchasing and selling of real estate to promote immigration and to erect and maintain dams across the Arkansas River in Beaver Township and from thence to run a canal to the townsite of Arkansas City, which canal will cross the townsite, either entering the Arkansas or Walnut Rivers as the company may elect. It will have an estimated length of fifteen miles and give a fall of fifty feet. The capital stock of the company is one hundred thousand dollars, divided into four thousand shares of twenty-five dollars each. The board of directors, in number, five, elected for the first year are as follows: M. L. Read, president; J. C. Long, vice president; N. A. Haight, treasurer, and I. H. Bonsall, secretary. The organization has only been perfected in the last few days, but from the fact that the leading businessmen of Winfield and Arkansas City look favorably upon the project, we augur its success. It is especially mentioned in the charter that the offices of the company and its entire business shall be transacted in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.
Ed. Haight was in the city Saturday.
Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.
Ed. Franey wears a Blaine and Logan hat, won off of Capt. Ed. Haight. Pat looks as sweet as an orange blossom in Republican clothing.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
N. A. Haight, of Winfield, made us a pleasant call Monday evening, which we duly appreciated.
                                         Abstract of County Auditor’s Report.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is an abstract of the report of the claims allowed by the County Auditor for the month of November, A. D., 1884.
                                                  N. A. Haight, Road Surveys.
                                                COUNTY ROAD NOTICES.
                     Petitions Granted at the Last Meeting of the Commissioners.
                                            Descriptions, Time of Survey, etc.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.

Petition of W. H. Primrose and others of Harvey township, granted for road commencing southeast corner of section 32, thence north on section line 6 miles in Township 30, range 7. Viewers, John W. Gull, Evan James, J. H. Reynolds. Meet with county surveyor at place of beginning, February 24th, at 10 a.m.
Petition of Joseph Jackson and others of Windsor township, commencing at southwest corner se ¼ sec 34; thence w 240 rods; thence n 40 rods; thence w 160 rods; thence nw to nw corner sw¼ sec 33; thence sw along R R 40 rods to Grouse creek; thence sw 6 rods; thence n across creek and R R; thence w. along R R 480 rods to e line se of nw sec 31; thence n to sw of nw sec 81; thence w 100 rods; thence nw to se corner sw of se section 25, tp. 31, range 7. Viewers, Samuel Rash, Joseph Kidwell, R. S. Strother. Meet with county surveyor at place of beginning, March 2, at 10 a.m.
Petition of A. A. Bowen and others, of Windsor township, commencing at ne cor nw of nw section 33, township 31, range 8; thence s one mile; thence e to e line of county road to be 40 ft. wide. Viewers, Joseph Shaw, John W. Tull, Henry Wilkins. Meet with county surveyor at beginning, March 6, at 10 a.m.
Petition of T. J. Hughes and others, of Windsor township, commencing ne corner section 2, township 32, range 7; thence e to se cor lot 29, sec 31, tp 31, r 8; thence no to ne cor lot 29; thence to ne cor lot 30; thence so to se cor lot 30; thence e to e line of county; thence n to intersect county road. Viewers S. M. Fall, J. Winters, R. Roberts. Meet with county surveyor at place of beginning, March 4, at 10 a.m.
Petition of H. L. Brock and others, of Harvey and Windsor townships, commencing at nw cor lot 22, sec 18, tp. 30, r 8; thence down Grouse to Joel Rivers’ ford; thence e to se cor sec 19; thence so to se cor sec 31; thence e 3/4 mile to line of sec 5 in tp 31; thence e 360 feet; thence s to n end of 1st street, Grand Summit; Shrively’s hedge fence not to be removed. Viewers, Joseph Shaw, John W. Tull, Henry Wilkins. Meet with surveyor Feb. 26, at 10 a.m., at place of beginning.
S. G. Castor et al; for road in Liberty township, commencing on sw corner of sec 6, in township 33, s of range 6 e; thence w along the sec line, or as near thereto as practicable, to point on said line w of place of beginning, where a public road is now located, between sections 2 and 11, in township33, s of r 5e, in Cowley County; same being 1¼ miles in length. M. K. Hull, Shelton Morris, and Isaac Phenis, viewers; and N. A. Haight, county surveyor, will meet at place of beginning on March 23rd, 1885, at 10 o’clock a.m., survey said road, and give all parties a hearing.
S. A. Bendure road, Liberty township, commencing at a point on ½ sec line running e and w through w ½ of section 31, township 33, range 6 east, where the J. Darnell County road crosses said ½ section line; thence w on said ½ sec line to w line sec 31; thence n ½ miles on sec line to ne cor sec 36, township 33, r 5 e; thence w on section line between sections 36 and 25 and 26 and 35 to intersect the J. Darnell county road where said road crosses section line running e and w between sections 26 and 35, same township and range; also to vacate as much of the Darnell county road that lies between the places of beginning and ending of road petitioned for above. Justus Fisher, J. C. Cochran, and S. G. Castor, viewers, and county surveyor will meet at place of beginning March 25th, 1885, at 10 a.m., and survey said road and give all parties a hearing.

Road of A. Buzzi et al., commencing on nw corner of sw ½ of section 9, township 35, range 4 e, Bolton township; running thence east 1 mile to ne corner se ¼ of section 9, township 35, range 4 e. P. A. Ireton, J. Gilbert, and Ferd Arnold viewers, and county surveyor will meet at place of beginning on March 31, 1885, and survey said road and give all parties a hearing.
Jas. E. Hanlen road, Rock township, commencing at nw cor of sec 34, township 80, range 4 e, running thence on section line 3 miles to ne cor sec 37, same township and range. W. H. Grow, Geo. Williams, and J. M. Harcourt, viewers, and county surveyor will meet at place of beginning on April 2nd, 1885, at 10 a.m., giving all a hearing and survey said road.
Lyman Johnson road, Fairview township; commencing at ne cor of Section 6, township 31, range 4 e, running thence s on sec line as near as practicable, between sections 5 and 6, 1 mile to se cor of said sec 6. The viewers, J. M. Barrick, A. J. McCullim, and J. S. Savage and county surveyor will meet on April 1st, 1885, at place of beginning and survey said road and give all parties a hearing.
Franklin Batch road, Harvey township; commencing at nw corner of section 17, township 30 s, of range 7 east; thence running south on sec. 1ine between sections 17 and 18, township 30 s, range 7 e, as near as practicable, 1 mile to intersect county road known as the J. R. Ridpath road. The viewers, James Smith, Wm. Freeman & F. M. Savage and county surveyor will survey said road on March 9th, 1885, commencing at 10 a.m. and give all a hearing.
J. W. Hiatt road, Windsor township; commencing at sw corner of se ¼ of section line to a point 526 feet n of center of sec 8, said town, on ½ sec line; thence e to w end of Main street, Grand Summit; said road to be fully 40 feet wide. Henry Wilkins, Jos. Shaw, and J. W. Shull, viewers, and county surveyor will meet, survey said road and give all parties a hearing on March 11th, 1885, at 10 a.m.
W. H. H. Rathbun road, Cedar township; commencing sw corner of nw ¼ of sec 8, township 34, r 8 e, and running thence west 1 mile; thence about 200 yards; thence nw to a point about 200 yards w of ne cor of lot 14; thence w 2¼ miles to w line of sec 12, township 34, r 7 e. The viewers, Lewis Funk, A. A. Mills, and S. W. Searl, with county surveyor, will survey said road and give all a hearing on March 13, 1885, commencing at 10 a.m.
Road of M. L. Hauser et al, Cedar township; commencing sw cor sec 16, township 34, r 8 east; running thence w ½ mile; thence s about ¼ mile; thence s to section line, there to intersect with S. C. Winton County road; also to vacate so much of S C Winton road, commencing at point of ending of above petitioned road; thence e and ne to where S C Winton road crosses a line of sec 16, township 34, range 8 e; also to vacate the Jas. Utt county road running s w from place of beginning of above petitioned road. A. H. Smith, John Wallace and F. M. Osborn, viewers, and county surveyor will meet, give all parties a hearing and survey said road on March 17, 1885, commencing at 10 a.m.
H. R. Branson road, Dexter township; commencing at center sec 33, township 32, r 7 e; thence n on ½ sec line to n line sec 33, township 32, r 7 e; thence w on n line of sec 33 to nw cor of said sec; thence w on n line of sec 32, same township and range, until it intersects R T Wells county road. Also to vacate that portion of the Wells road commencing where it deviates from n line of sec 32, township 32, r 7 e, near nw cor of sec 33, town 32, r 7 e; thence sw till it reaches center of sec 33, same township and range. A. M. Fall, B. H. Clover, and S. Morris, viewers, and county surveyor will survey said road on March 19, 1885, at 10 a.m., and give all a hearing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.

Mr. N. A. Haight received an appointment recently as deputy United States surveyor, to survey certain islands in the Arkansas river, this county. An island has been applied for by W. S. Berkey, located in the river just below the Geuda ferry. The river being a boundary line, of course these islands are still government lands.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1885.
We give below the register for Monday last from the two leading hotels, as it shows the amount of travel in our city.
LELAND HOTEL: N. A. Haight, Winfield.
Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.
Ed Haight came down from Winfield Tuesday and surveyed J. C. Duncan’s farm just north of town off into five-acre lots. Mr. Duncan intends disposing of them soon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
“Ed Haight, the Courteous county surveyor,” says the Arkansas City Democrat, “has been in town during the week. He thinks that Winfield is bound to have the proposed canal. It is proposed to get the city to help with $100,000. The water will be brought from the Arkansas, a distance of some twenty miles. We wish the county seat success in their new enterprise. Some years ago some of the very men who are most prominent in this enterprise were laughing at Arkansas City and her ditch.”
Arkansas City Traveler, April 8, 1885.
Mr. Ed. Haight was down from Winfield last week satisfying some of the disputes contracted between some of our land owners with regard to their corner stones.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
All members of the 1st Battery Light Artillery K. S. M., are hereby ordered to meet at Manning’s Opera House, Winfield, Kas., on Saturday, May 2nd, 1885, at 1 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing under the new militia law. By order of N. A. HAIGHT, Capt.
                               MEMORIAL AND DECORATION SERVICES.
                  The Program Entire as Adopted by Winfield Post No. 85, G. A. R.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
The Post to meet at their hall at 9½ o’clock a.m., and immediately thereafter to send committee of three to Vernon township to assist the citizens in decoration of soldiers’ graves at Vernon Center cemetery. A committee of five to decorate the graves in the Catholic cemetery; also a committee of five to decorate the soldiers’ graves in the cemetery south of the city. These committees to perform their duty and immediately thereafter to report themselves to the Post commander.
At 2 p.m., the parade will form on Main street facing west, the right resting on 10th avenue.
1st, twelve little girls dressed in white and twelve little boys with blue jackets and caps with flowers in the van.
2nd, Winfield Courier band.
3rd, Visiting Posts, Winfield Post, old soldiers not members of Post, ambulances with disabled soldiers and Woman’s Relief Corps and wagons with flowers, in the order named.

2nd division, Winfield Union Cornet band, Company C, State Guards, 1st Light Artillery, Kansas National Guards, Winfield Fire Department.
Decoration of Catholic Cemetery: T. J. Harris, S. Parkhurst, Ed. Haight, Jno. Gill.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
Capt. N. A. Haight has left us delicious samples of his mammoth Charles Downing strawberries. Our palate fairly jumped with ecstasy as it reached for them. They were perfect beauties. The Captain has a splendid bed of them in the grounds of his residence, and will gather a hundred quarts. They are just getting ripe.
                                             SOUTH OTTER. “OTTERITE.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
A deputy county surveyor has been among us and has charged three or four prices for his work. Mr. Haight is responsible for his agents. We want this matter made right by him.
                                                     A HEAVY CHARGER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Our correspondent from South Otter, in his weekly correspondence, said: “A deputy county surveyor has been among us and has charged three or four prices for his work. Mr. Haight is responsible for his agents. We want this matter made right by him.” This deputy was M. P. McCoy, whom County Surveyor Haight had up before Justice Snow and fined for the misdemeanor and made to reimburse those overcharged. Capt. Haight is not responsible for the charges of deputies, only for the proper performance of the work. But he don’t propose to have any such deputies. McCoy has left for other pastures.
Note: Ed. Haight and others listed below went to a different cemetery than was outlined earlier...
                                                   GRAVES DECORATED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
The committee of decoration of the South Cemetery were T. J. Harris, S. Parkhurst, Ed. Haight, and Jno. Gill; with citizens.
Below is a clue to early activities by Haight as surveyor in Texas Panhandle...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Capt. N. A. Haight lost one of his best friends the other day—an old member of the family—“Black Warrior,” a horse captured by the Captain from the Quahada Comanches in the Texas Panhandle eleven years ago. He rode him with a surveying party and, in company with three other surveyors, went with “Asahabel,” a Comanche chief, and band, and captured “Lone Wolf” and his band of hostile Kiowas, taking them to Fort Sill. “Warrior” has been a close friend of the family, and in the nineteenth year of his age, A. D. 1885, turned up his toes very suddenly, the effect of an old epizootic. It was like losing a relative.
                                       THE COLLEGE COMMITTEE HERE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

The following College Committee and Trustees arrived Tuesday, and were taken to the homes of our citizens. The Committee consists of gentlemen of well known ability and reputation: Revs. H. Waite, of Peabody; Rev. N. Asher, Belle Plaine; W. H. Cline, Wellington; T. C. Miller, Lyons; D. D. Aiken, Hutchinson; N. S. Buckner, Arkansas City; A. P. George, Nickerson; M. L. Gates, Wichita. The Trustees are Revs. T. Audas, Wichita; C. A. King, Newton; B. C. Swarts, Anthony; J. D. Bodkin, McPherson; B. Kelly, Winfield; Hon. A. L. Redden, El Dorado; Hon. D. J. Chatfield, Wichita. These gentlemen, with several of our citizens, were viewing College Hill this afternoon and were well pleased with the beautiful location. County Surveyor, Haight, run off forty acres for the proposed site. Full arrangements will be made for the erection of the college before the gentlemen leave, of which the COURIER will publish in due time.
Haight has a son...
                                 N. A. HAIGHT’S HOUSE STRUCK FRIDAY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Mr. N. A. Haight, our efficient County Surveyor, was the recipient of an eight pound boy Friday. Mr. Haight is as happy as a clam at high water, and set up the cigars Saturday in a fine manner. THE COURIER extends congratulations.
                                          ANOTHER GOOD ENTERPRISE.
                  The Kansas National Guard’s Association of Winfield Organized.
                                                       An Armory and Hall.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The charter of “The Kansas National Guards Association,” of Winfield, has been filed with the Secretary of State. The corporation is formed for the purpose of purchasing ground and the creation of a building to be used as an armory. It is formed for a term of twenty-one years, and its capital stock is ten thousand dollars, divided into one hundred shares of one hundred dollars each. It is made up of Company C., K. N. G., containing sixty members, and St. John’s Battery Company, of thirty-three members. It is controlled by six directors, those chosen for the first year being Thomas J. Harris, Frank W. Finch, C. E. Steuven, N. A. Haight, O. Trump, and W. E. Tansey. This is a splendid move, one that should receive the hearty co-operation of every citizen. We have the oldest and best drilled militia company in the State, composed of enterprising, reliable, and energetic men. Under the law passed by the late legislature, every militia company of the State is furnished full uniforms and $100 a year for armory rent. We have half of the only artillery company in the State, with the Captain, N. A. Haight, and First Lieutenant, W. E. Tansey. Cities in different parts of the State have been trying to get our battery; but owing to both our militia and artillery companies being the oldest and best drilled, Capt. Tansey, representing Winfield before The State Militia Board last month, held the captain and lieutenant, two guns, and half the State company here. The other half was stationed at Topeka. But in order to hold the prestige now established, we must have an armory, and this corporation is intent on having it. The members propose to construct a stone building one hundred feet long, two stories, the upper a splendid hall, suitable for any entertainment. They expect our citizens to go in and help them—take a number of shares and boost it in word and action. We think our people will recognize, at once, the benefit of such a building and offer without reluctance a friendly hand. The Directors of this association met last night and elected W. E. Tansey, president; Frank W. Finch, secretary; and Tom J. Harris, treasurer.
Excerpts from a lengthy article...
                                           VARIOUS DOINGS IN COWLEY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.

Another ga-l-o-r-i-o-u-s Fourth has come and gone. The Great American Eagle of freedom has flapped off the ends of its wings, feasted on red lemonade, soda pop, and hunka dora speeches, and is laid up for repairs. Our reporter got in a balloon Friday evening and fell out at Arkansas City amid the roar of fire cracker and the shouts of the small boy with one suspender, a toy pistol, and fourteen sore fingers. The freight train was numerously loaded Friday evening with Winfield folks, to turn loose their liberty valve and see the white elephant from the tip of his tail to the end of his proboscis. Hitched to the tow string of Dick Howard, the genial Republican faberizer, and Charley McIntire, the pious man of the Democrat, our reporter was kept from under the chariot of over exuberance and numerous caldrons always set for the innocent. The American bosom heaves like a surging sea, on every Fourth of July, with an unquenchable desire to go somewhere, they don’t care where. The biggest end of Cowley rounded up at the terminus, seeing wonders in the air. At least ten thousand people were surging around looking at each other—men and matrons, young men and maidens, boys and girls. At 4 o’clock in the morning the First Light artillery, which had gone noiselessly from here during the night in charge of its captain, N. A. Haight, split the air in twain with cannon’s roar. At 10 o’clock the procession formed. It was headed by our juvenile band, under its splendid leader, Harry Halbrook, and we must remark right here that the boys distinguished themselves grandly, eliciting the highest praises from all. It was their first public appearance away from home and the proficiency they exhibited was a surprise to all. Their selections were beautiful and splendidly rendered throughout. The Buckskin Border Band of The Terminus, ten pieces, were out for the first time in their buckskin uniforms, fringed like unto the ranger of the plains. Their appearance was very unique and their playing good. It is a new band, and of course, is not yet at its best. The Winfield Fire Department marshaled by its chief, Will Clark, all in their bright uniforms, with cart and hose, with alarm bell attachment, was conceded to be the best feature of the procession. The procession was formed as follows: Winfield Juvenile Band; city government; Knights of Pythias; Winfield Fire Department; Buckskin Border Band; thirty uniformed little girls, representing the states; Ladies Relief Corps; Gents on Horseback; Rag Muffins; trade representations, citizens, etc. Rev. S. B. Fleming read the Declaration of Independence and Col. H. T. Sumner, of Arkansas City, delivered the oration. The grounds were in terrible shape owing to the late rains and backwater from the river. The approach was a half mile long and mud all the way. The weather clerk turned the crank the wrong way. The greased pole was the only public amusement on the grounds and a Winfield boy got the lucre off the top. Winfield usually gets there. Private enterprises for extorting, with as much ease and grace as possible, the lucre of the people, were as numerous as usual on such occasions. The public always takes so much money to a celebration and will get rid of it if they do have to give it away.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.
                                                            THE FOURTH.
                                 In Arkansas City, The Crowd Estimated at 10,000.

      July 3rd on the evening train visitors from Winfield and other towns up the Santa Fe road came pouring into Arkansas City. Bright and early Saturday morning, the firing of cannons roused the sleeping portion of the inhabitants of our city. N. A. Haight, with the First Light Artillery, of Winfield, had come down during the night and it was they who furnished the cannon’s roar.
By 7 a.m. the streets were a living, surging sea of human beings. Everybody for miles around came to Arkansas City to celebrate. At 9:30 the ragamuffin gang paraded on Summit street, headed by their captain, R. E. Grubbs.
At 10 a.m. the procession was formed. It was undoubtedly the largest procession ever formed in Cowley County. It was headed by the Juvenile Band of Winfield. Here we wish to say that the Juvenile Band is simply immense. The band was followed by a carriage containing the speaker, Col. H. T. Sumner, Rev. S. B. Fleming, Rev. J. P. Witt, Mayor Schiffbauer, and Capt. J. B. Nipp. The Knights of Pythias came next. This order received numerous compliments on the neat appearance they made on the street. The Winfield Hook and Ladder company, of Winfield, was next, followed by the renowned Buckskin Border Band. As the name indicates, this band has been organized with regard to the frontier. Each member of the band was dressed in buckskin suits, and they were fully up to the standard of a typical ranger, in appearance, of the earlier day. The boys had just received their suits and it was their first appearance in their unique uniforms. The B. B. B.’s rendered good music. Following the Buckskin Border Band came the 38 uniformed little girls, representing the states, and the ladies’ Relief Corps, gents on horseback, citizens in vehicles, etc. The procession was fully three miles long.
On arriving at the celebration grounds, the speaker’s stand was just being erected. When it was completed, Rev. Witt invoked the blessings of the Deity. Rev. Fleming then read that grand old Declaration of Independence. At the conclusion Col. H. T. Sumner was introduced, and as a representative of Bob Lincoln, delivered the oration of the day. The Colonel made a very neat speech. Hardly any seats had been provided for the audience, and the majority of those who heard the speech had to stand around the speaker’s stand. This was courtesy with a vengeance.
After wandering around the picnic grounds about half an hour searching for a place where we could dust our pants and sit upon Mother earth and rest our weary bones, we came to the conclusion that there was no place like home. Getting aboard of one of the thousand and one hacks to and from the 4th of July grounds, we tried to extricate ourselves from the crowd. The grove was literally full of hacks, wagons, buggies, and people; and in the course of two hours, we were able to get out upon the main road heading to the city. Our thirst for 4th of July celebration at the grounds was satisfied on our first trip. We did not return. The entire crowd was unable to get into the picnic grounds on account of the jam.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Capt. Haight and his corps were surveying the site for the Imbecile Asylum Monday, making a profile of the grounds for architect Ropes. The plans indicate a very fine building.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
N. A. Haight brought into our sanctum, Friday afternoon, some very fine peaches, grown by him in town. The Captain has our thanks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

County Surveyor Haight has executed a beautiful plat of Atlanta, which he framed. It is on exhibition in THE COURIER sanctum.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Capt. Haight and State Architect Ropes set the stakes for the Imbecile Asylum Thursday and the excavation commences Monday morning. Dave Dix is now digging the well. At twelve feet he had to begin to blast.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Capt. N. A. Haight announces himself this week as a candidate for the Republican nomination for County Surveyor of Cowley County. The Captain has held this position for years, giving universal satisfaction. It would indeed seem queer to have another in the surveyor’s office, and will yet be a long time before a change is made. The Captain will have no opposition this time, as of yore, and will of course get there as smilingly as ever, as he should.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 9, 1885.
I desire to announce myself a candidate for reelection to the office of County Surveyor, subject to the will of the republican county convention, which meets on the 19th inst.
                                                            N. A. HAIGHT.
Haight: entered army at age 14...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.
                                                    The County Surveyorship.
We add the name of Capt. Haight to the list of candidates ambitious for nomination by the republican county convention which meets next week. His usefulness and efficiency as county surveyor have long been recognized, and if claims are considered valid by such a body, the captain may regard himself as counted in. In prosecuting government surveys, he has had rough border experience, being chased by redskins, and footing it twice from Kansas to Arizona. At the age of fourteen he entered the army, and has scratched for himself since he was a lad of nine years. Capt. Haight is a characteristic western man, whole souled and hearty, and popular with all classes. He will get there, beyond a doubt; indeed, we have not heard of a rival candidate making a reach after the office. It cannot be better filled.
                                                       CAMBRIDGE. “H.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
County Surveyor Haight is in town performing the duties enjoined upon him by his office.
                                                    OTTER. “OTTERITE.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Friday was the day for Mr. Haight to meet our viewers and survey out a county road on the ridge between the Cedars, but as usual, he failed to make connection, and the people begin to think we should try a new man. Don’t someone else in the county know how to fill that office?
Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.
                                     REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
Capt. Haight was put before the people for county surveyor with unanimous acclaim.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

                                              For County Treasurer, J. B. NIPP.
                                         For Register of Deeds, T. H. SOWARD.
                                                 For Sheriff, G. H. McINTIRE.
                                              For County Clerk, S. J. SMOCK.
                                          For County Surveyor, N. A. HAIGHT.
                                                  For Coroner, H. L. WELLS.
                            For County Commissioner, (2nd District), J. D. GUTHRIE.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.
The nominations were as follows.
For Sheriff: Geo. H. McIntire.
For Treasurer: J. B. Nipp.
For Register of Deeds: T. S. Soward.
For County Clerk: J. S. Smock.
For Surveyor: N. A. Haight.
For Coroner: Dr. H. L. Wells.
                                                       OFF FOR TOPEKA.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Company C, K. N. G., under Capt. Steuven and Lieuts. Finch and Snow, with the Courier Cornet Band, sixteen pieces, and the First Light Artillery, took a special train for the Topeka Soldier’s Reunion, Sunday, at 3 o’clock. The boys left in high spirits and their bright new uniforms and looked war-like: with a dozen or two watermelons to load up with. There is no doubt that our company is one of the best drilled in the state and will carry off high honors. The artillery, under Capt. Haight, will make the echoes resound and will be a fine adjunct to the Reunion. And the Courier Cornet Band will win golden laurels. The music they selected for the occasion is of the highest order and will be rendered charmingly. It will be a hard job to find a band in the state to excel our boys.
                                                          HOME AGAIN.
                  Our Militia, Light Artillery, and Bands Come Home From Topeka
                                                       With Bright Laurels.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Company C, the First Light Artillery, and the Courier Cornet and Juvenile Bands got home from the Topeka Soldiers Encampment Sunday morning at one o’clock. Our fellows were prominent variously in the Reunion. Company C, under its Captain, C. E. Steuven, was conceded to be by far the best drilled and best behaved company on the grounds, while our Artillery Company, under Capt. N. A. Haight, was the only one there. The Courier Cornet and Juvenile Bands received marked attention among the hundred or more bands present. They did themselves proud. The Border Buckskin Band, of Arkansas City, was also a good representative of Cowley, with its unique buckskin uniforms. Our folks all came home elated over the glorious week they spent. It was one of the grandest reunions ever held on American soil. Thursday last was the biggest day Topeka ever saw or ever will see again: over sixty thousand visitors present. Company C comes home with new equipments entire—new guns and complete tenting outfit.

                                                      A BABY BUSINESS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
A number of turbulent spirits in Arkansas City have got up a great rumpus and are tearing their hair out because the Geuda Springs and Western railroad is to branch from the K. C. & S. W. half way between Winfield and Arkansas City instead of at the latter place, and in their frenzy they threaten to beat the Republican county ticket at the approaching election unless the propositions are withdrawn from the southern townships of Sumner County. It seems to be a case of “if I can’t lick you, I can make up mouths at your sister.” They say that the Republican candidates certainly have influence enough with the railroad company to prevail upon it to withdraw those propositions and if they do not do it, they shall be sacrificed. We can only inform them that the Republican candidates have no more influence on the railroad company than have these men who threaten them, probably not one tenth as much and businessmen are not in a habit of sacrificing their business projects for the interests of any political party or set of party candidates. There would be just as much sense in the Arkansas City Democrats refusing to vote the Democratic ticket for the same reason, or for Arkansas City Methodists bolting the Methodist Church unless the Church should influence the railroad company to withdraw the propositions. We imagine that the Methodists as a church and the Republicans as a party will have nothing to do with this railroad building, nor with the Arkansas City canal or Mills, nor with the navigation of the Arkansas river or any other business interest.
There are seven candidates on the Republican ticket. Of these, three, Nipp, McIntire, and Guthrie, are Arkansas City men, in sympathy with Arkansas City’s interests and doing all they can to secure the same ends which these A. C. Republicans who threaten them are working for. We fail to see what A. C. can gain by beating them and electing in their stead such men as Rudolph Hite of Dexter, whose railroad interests are opposed to those of A. C. and Thompson and Walton, whose only interests are for themselves. How much will they gain by electing John Ledlie, of Burden, instead of the broad gauged Soward, who has taken no part in this matter complained of but whose work for Arkansas City as well as the rest of the county is second to none in the county? How much will they gain by electing Fred Hunt, a Winfield man, instead of S. J. Smock, a Fairview man? How much will they gain by electing Weeks, of Udall, over Haight, a true and tried friend of Arkansas City? And how much will they gain by electing Tandy instead of Wells, both Winfield men? Would it not be cutting off their own noses to spite their faces? It is the silliest move we ever heard of and its movers will be heartily ashamed of themselves and kick themselves all over town when they get sober. We do not believe the Republicans of Arkansas City are such ninnies. They have shown too much good sense, energy, and business get-up heretofore to allow us to believe they can be guilty of such folly. We believe they will work sensibly as heretofore. If  not, we can stand it as least as well as they can.
                                                    VOTERS ATTENTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.

The county election Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, is close upon us and it is time that the voters of this county were considering seriously its importance. With Republicans the facts that their ticket is fairly and honestly made and expresses in each candidate the choice of a majority of the party and that their solid and hearty support of its candidate is necessary to the success of Republican principals, are, or ought to be, sufficient reasons why every one of them should be at the polls and vote the straight ticket. What if I do not like one of the candidates and think he is a bad man? Then of course I have opposed his nomination as I had a right to do, but I have submitted my choice to the decision of the Republican convention and it has decided that he is the proper person to nominate and have nominated him, and now, as a Republican, it is my duty to support their decision and not attempt to disrupt the party by opposing my individual opinion to its decision, thus insisting that I know more than the whole Republican party.
N. A. Haight, our candidate for surveyor, has proved himself an accomplished surveyor, an honorable and efficient officer, and a valuable citizen. Besides, he has the distinction of being the only candidate who knows anything about practical surveying.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
                                          DEXTER, KANSAS, OCT. 26, 1885.
To the Editors of THE COURIER, Dear Sirs:—We see a communication in the Telegram of last week charging Dexter Post, No. 133, G. A. R., with passing resolutions denouncing Capt. Haight because he charged us ten dollars for one of the cannon at our reunion, and we will just say, nothing of the kind ever occurred, as the G. A. R. organization is non-partisan, and we believe we have one amongst the best posts in the department of Kansas, and we want to keep up our organization, and to pass any such resolutions, our charter would be taken from us and our post disbanded and the most of us old soldiers would feel aggrieved to be charged with such a thing. Now, as the article referred to, as we believe, was written for electioneering purposes and the Telegram man either knew he was misrepresenting Dexter post, or he does not know as much as a last year’s bird’s nest about the rites and rituals of the Grand Army of the Republic, whilst the Sons’ of Veterans did not think it right to charge us for one of those guns, we do not intend that it shall be used in the present campaign against Captain Haight or anyone else. Those of our post that are Republicans, will vote the Republican ticket, and most of our post that are Democrats will vote the Democratic ticket. Who in the name of God has a better right to vote their sentiment than the men that helped save this nation, let them be Democrat or Republican? Now Mr. Telegram, Dexter post would very respectfully invite you to keep its name out of all petty party quarrels, and oblige the boys of Dexter. We, the undersigned members of Dexter post approve of this article.
          Signed, S. H. Wells, J. V. Hines, Sam Nicholson, J. D. Salmon, and John Nichols.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.
                                                       The Official Majorities.
Appended is the official majorities of the county officers elected Nov. 3, 1885.  Sheriff: Geo. McIntire, 1,213.
Treasurer: J. B. Nipp, 1,468.
Clerk: S. J. Smock, 1,185.
Register: T. B. Soward, 1,089.
Coroner: H. S. Wells, 1,174.

Surveyor: N. A. Haight, 1,062.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
County Surveyor Haight is getting out a new map of Winfield, showing all the additions, with a scale of 250 feet to the inch. It will be complete and artistic. This is the only one of this kind ever gotten out. It will be a big thing for real estate men and people generally.
                                                      ROAD NOTICES (6).
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Recap: S. J. Smock, County Clerk and Clerk of Board of Commissioners of Cowley Kansas, gave notices that on January 5, 1886, the following petitions would be attended to at a session of the Board. Petitions were presented and granted on January 5, 1886.
1) Petition signed by A. O. Anderson and others of Silver Creek township, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at the northeast corner of section 12, township 31 south, Range 6 east, and running thence west on the section line to the northwest corner of section 11, township 31, south of Range 6 east; and that Joseph Shaw, Frank Stall, and Henry Wilkins, viewers, and N. A. Haight, County surveyor. Date set: January 25, 1886.
2) Petition signed by A. Buzzi and others of East Bolton township, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at the center of section 8, township 35, range 4 east, thence west ¼ mile to the section line between section 8 and section 7, township 35, range 4 east. J. M. Sample, Fred Demott, and Charley Eaton, Viewers; N. A. Haight, County Surveyor. February 17, 1886, date set.
3) Petition signed by J. P. Lawyer and others of Dexter and Otter townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at the southwest corner of section 23, township 32 south, range 7 east, thence east on section line to southeast corner of southwest quarter section 21, thence north ¼ mile to northwest corner southwest quarter of southeast quarter section 24, thence east on north line of south half southeast quarter, section 24, and on north line of lots 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 to northwest corner of lot 30, section 19, township 32 south, Range 8 east, thence east and north on the most practicable route through lots 19 and 18 to northwest corner of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, range 3 east, and thence east on north line of lot 17 to intersect the A. A. Mills County Road, where it crosses the north line of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, Range 8 east. Also beginning at northwest corner of lot 25, section 19, township 31 south, range 8 east, thence north on section line to northwest corner, lot 8, section 19, township 32 south, range 8 east, and also to vacate all of the A. A. Mills county road between the northwest corner of lot 8 and the north line of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, range 8 east. W. E. Johnson, S. B. Sherman, and E. R. Shook, Viewers; N. A. Haight, County Surveyor. February 26, 1886, date set.
4) Petition signed by N. E. Darling and others of Windsor township, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at the northwest corner of lot 31, township 31, section 6 south, range 8 east, thence running one mile east, thence one fourth mile south to section 1, thence running east on section line of the County line, as near as practicable. Joseph Shaw, John W. Tull, and Henry Wilkins, Viewers; N. A. Haight, County Surveyor. February 24, 1886, date set.

5) Petition signed by J. N. Fleharty and others of Silverdale township, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at a ledge of rock about 8 rods more or less east of the southwest corner of northeast quarter of 2:34-5, thence northwesterly by most practicable route around ledge of rock to ½ section line running north and south, thence north about 30 rods, north and northwesterly around ledge of rock by most practicable route to point on half section line about 10 rods north of southwest corner of southeast quarter of 15:34-5, thence north on said half section line to a small stream, thence west 3 rods and 3 links by most practicable route to a point 5 rods and 20 links west of northeast corner of northwest quarter 15:34-5, thence west to northwest corner of said section 15:34-5, thence north on section line between sections 9 and 10 same township and range to connect with what is known as the S. Cottrell road. I. D. Harkleroad, O. S. Gibson, and W. W. Irons, Viewers. N. A. Haight, County Surveyor. February 19, 1886, date set.
6) Petition signed by J. C. Hendrickson and others of Windsor and Silver Creek townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at or near the se corner of the sw qr of sec 34, tp 31, r 7 e, in Windsor township, and thence west about 240 rods; thence north about 80 rods; thence west 160 rods; thence in a northwesterly direction on the most practical route to the west bank of Grouse creek, crossing the creek below the railroad bridge; thence under the west approach of said bridge; thence in northwesterly direction on most practical route to intersect the line between the se qr and ne qr of section 34 of same township and range, thence west on said line to the north end of Main street in the town of Torrance; thence south on said street to Third street; thence west on said street to Ballou street, thence south on said street to the right of way of the S. K. railroad; thence west on the north side of said railroad along the right of way as near as practicable to the east line of the nw qr of sec 31 same township and range; thence north to the se corner of the ne qr of the nw qr of sec 31 same township and range; thence west and northwesterly direction on the most practical route to intersect the County Road at or near its se corner of the sw qr of the se qr of section 25, township 31, R 6 East in the Municipal Township of Silver Creek, Cowley County. J. A. Cochran, S. G. Castor, and Justus Fisher,  Viewers. N. A. Haight, viewer. February 22, 1886, date set.
N. A. Haight; Eunice D. Haight, his wife...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Edwin C Manning et ux to North A Haight, lots 7, 8, and 9, blk 50, Manning’s ad to Winfield: $125.00.
Torrance Town Co to Eunice D Haight, lot 1, blk 142, Torrance: $1.00.
                                                          ROAD NOTICE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.

NOTICE is hereby given, That at a session of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, held on the 5th day of January, A. D., 1886, a petition signed by J. C. Hendrickson and others of Windsor and Silver Creek townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain county road described as follows: Commencing at or near the se corner of the sw qr of sec 34 twp 31 r 7 e in Windsor township, County of Cowley, state of Kansas, and thence west about 240 rods; thence north about 60 rods; thence west about 160 rods; thence in a northwesterly direction on the most practical route to the west bank of Grouse Creek, crossing the creek below the railroad bridge; thence under the west approach of said bridge; thence in northwesterly direction on most practical route to intersect the line between the se qr and ne qr of sec 32 of same township and range; thence west on said line to the north end of Main street in the town of Torrance; thence south on said street to Third street; thence west on said street to Ballou street; thence south on said street to the right of way of the S. K. railroad; thence west on the north side of said railroad along the right of way as near as practicable to the e line of nw qr of sec 31 same township and range; thence n to the se cor of the ne qr of the nw qr of sec 31 same township and range; thence west and northwesterly direction on more practicable route to intersect the County road at or near the se cor of the sw qr of the se qr of section 25 township 31 range 6 east in the Municipal township of Silver Creek, Cowley County, state of Kansas, was presented and granted, and that J. A. Cochran, S. G. Castor and Justus Fisher Viewers, and N. A. Haight, County Surveyor, will meet at the place of beginning of said road, on the 1st day of April, A. D., 1886, at 9 o’clock a.m. of said day, and proceed to view and survey said road and give all parties a hearing.
Done by order of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas.
                               S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.
                                                        LEGAL NOTICES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
                                                             Road Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given, That at a session of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, held on the 9th day of January, A. D. 1886, a petition signed by J. P. Lawyer and others of Dexter and Otter townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain county road described as follows: Commencing at the sw cor sec 23 twp 32 r 7 east, thence east on section line to se cor sw qr sec 24, thence north qr mile to nw cor sw qr sec 24, thence east on north line of s hi of se qr sec 24 and on north line of lots 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 to nw cor of lot 30 sec 19 twp 32 s r 8 e, thence east and north on most practicable route through lots 16 and 18 to nw cor of lot 17 sec 19 twp 32 s r 8 e; thence east on north line of lot 17 to intersect the A. A. Mills county road where it crosses the north line of lot 17, sec 19 two 32 s r 8e. And also to vacate all of the A. A. Mills county road between the nw cor of lot 8 and the north line of lot 17 sec 19 twp 32 s of r 8 e was presented and granted, and that W. E. Johnston, S. B. Sherman, and E. B. Shook, viewers, and N. A. Haight, County Surveyor, will meet at the place of beginning of said road, on the 3rd day of April, A. D., 1886, at 9 o’clock a.m. of said day, and proceed to view and survey said road, and give all parties a hearing.
Done by order of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas.
                               S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.
                                           [Quit: Mid April Winfield Courier.]

Arkansas City Republican, August 7, 1886. Supplement.
Road Notice. Notice is hereby given that at a session of the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, held on the 13th day of July, A. D. 1886, a petition signed by John Hillier and others, of Windsor Township, asking for a view and a survey, for the purpose of locating and vacating a certain county road, described as follows: Commencing at the W. R. Bedell county road at the northeast corner of se qr of sec 25, twp. 31s of range 7 east, in Windsor township, Cowley county, Kansas; thence south on the section line and township line as near as practicable on the most practicable route to intersect the T. J. Hughes county road at the se corner of the se qr of sec 36, twp. 31 s of range 7 east, in Cowley County, Kansas. And to vacate all of the R. Ricker and James Combs section line road from the nw cor of sec 36, twp. 31s of range 7, east; to the nw cor of lot 3, sec 32, twp. 31s of range 8 east in Cowley County, Kansas, was presented and granted, and that H. Marsland, W. H. Connell, and Wm. York, viewers, and N. A. Haight, County Surveyor, will meet at the place of beginning of said road, on the 3rd day of September, A. D. 1886, at 9 o’clock a.m., of said day, and proceed to view and survey said road, and give all parties a hearing. Done by order of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas.
                               S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.
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Arkansas City Republican, December 4, 1886. Supplement. [Seven Road Notices.]
RECAP: Gather notices were all presented to the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, held on the 8th day of October, A. D. 1886.
1. Petition signed by M. J. Scott and others of Silverdale Township asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating and vacating a certain county road, described as follows: Commencing at a point on the Maple City road about 40 rods south of hill the most practicable route, intersecting the half-section line at the most convenient point; thence on half-section line east to section line between sections 34 and 35, thence south to the northeast corner of southeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 44, township 35, range 5 east; thence east on quarter section line as near as practicable 1¼ miles; thence south one-fourth mile to the southwest quarter of southwest quarter of range 5 east; also for the vacation of the old road from the said point 60 rods east of center stone of section 33 to said point of section line between sections 34 and 35, township 34, range 5 east; also to vacate the old laid-out and unoccupied line of road from the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of southwest quarter of section 2, directly west to Grouse creek, was presented and granted, and that H. S. Libby. A. N. Bell, and R. P. Goodrich, viewers, and N. A. Haight, County Surveyor, will meet at the place of beginning of said road, on the first day of December, A. D. 1886, at 9 o’clock a.m., of said day, and proceed to view and survey said road, and give all parties a hearing.
Done by order of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas.
                               S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.
2. Wm. McGinley and others of Omnia Township...view and survey for the purpose of locating a certain county road...Joseph Shaw, Henry Wilkins, and Frank Stall, viewers, and N. A. Haight, county surveyor.
3. John H. Kennedy and others of Otter Township...view and survey for the purpose of locating and vacating certain county roads...W. W. Underwood, R. C. Maurer, and Jno. M. Reynolds, viewers, N. A. Haight, county surveyor.
4. Henry Wimer and others of Vernon Township...view and survey, for the purpose of locating a certain county road...H. H. Martin, W. W. Painter, and Fielding McClung, viewers, N. A. Haight, County Surveyor.
5. M. G. Gee and others of Creswell Township...view and survey for the purposing of locating a certain county road...J. M. Hammond, F. G. Patten, and R. L. Marshall, viewers, N. A. Haight, County Surveyor.
6. S. Howell and others of Creswell Township...view and survey for purpose of locating a certain county road...Washington Allen, J. F. Delzell, and S. E. Pollock, viewers, N. A. Haight, county surveyor.
7. Orville George and others of Richland Township, view and survey for the purpose of locating a certain county road...A. Hattery, J. R. Cottingham, and A. Stuber, viewers, N. A. Haight, county surveyor.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 22, 1886.

Frank Patton, Hammond, and R. Z. Marshall, and county surveyor, N. A. Haight, viewed and surveyed the Gee road east of the Walnut last Friday. It is a one mile road from C. M. Scott’s house north.
Note: Item 5, Republican, Dec. 4, 1886, shows “F. G. Patten” and “R. L.” Marshall.
Traveler, Dec. 22, 1886, above, shows “Frank Patton” and “R. Z. Marshall.
I have no idea which is correct!
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
County Surveyor Haight for eight months past has been busy laying off additions to Arkansas City into town lots. In that time he has not run a line for the city of Winfield.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
A couple of gentlemen went up to Winfield the other day and having a few hours leisure there concluded to see the town. They therefore utilized a real estate man for that purpose. The innocent real estate man drove them over the city several times, telling them as they passed the college that there were several hundred residence buildings under contract to be built near that institute soon, and also a hundred business buildings under construction in the city. “Are there any towns of any importance south and west of here?” asked the alleged speculators. “None whatever. There is a village of several hundred people out here on the Frisco named Caldwell, and a little station on a sand hill at the mouth of the Walnut, but you will see by the map that Winfield is the only town of any importance in Southern Kansas. By the way, let me show you the new county map.” The map was opened. “Who in        got up such a                  thing as this?” “Why, there are five railroads running in Arkansas City and roads running to Arkansas City and only three to Winfield.” The two prospectors left the heartbroken man raving over the new county map, which by the way, was certified to by County Surveyor Haight, of Winfield, as being correct. The D. M. & A. was represented as running to Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Winfield is all “broken up” over the new county map just issued. It shows Winfield with all the railroads she has, and the D. M. & A., completed through the county by way of Akron and Udall. Arkansas City has five railroads passing through the city as follows: A. T. & S. F.; Frisco, Kansas & Arkansas Valley to Ft. Smith; “State Line,” and “Pan Handle.” The map certified to by county Surveyor Haight as being correct.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
Ed. Haight is down from Winfield today.


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