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Mrs. W. M. Henderson

                                   MILLINER, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
                                              ALSO, HER SON, I BELIEVE,

Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson has opened up a fine display of Milli­nery Goods at Mrs. Hartsock’s old stand, where she will be pleased to wait upon the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity, at any time, especially at the regular opening of her store on next Saturday, the 17th inst. Mrs. Henderson has an ad. in the TRAVELER this week to which the attention of our readers is called.
AD:                                                       MILLINERY.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson, late of Chicago, wishes to announce to the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she has now on hand a stock of fine
                                                      MILLINERY GOODS,
Embracing the latest Novelties of the season. Call and see me at Mrs. D. B. Hartsock’s old stand.         BLEACHING & PRESSING
Done to order. Feathers recurled, etc. Particular attention invited to my opening next Saturday, April 17th, 1880.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.
Notice the change in Mrs. Henderson’s advertisement.
AD: MILLINERY. Mrs. W. M. Henderson, late of Chicago, wishes to announce to the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she has now on hand a stock of fine MILLINERY GOODS, Embracing the latest Novelties of the season. Call and see me at Mrs. D. B. Hartsock’s old stand. BLEACHING & PRESSING Done to order, Feathers recurled, etc. Embroidery and stamping done to order.
Will visit Salt City every Tuesday afternoon, commencing May 4, with a stock of ready trimmed hats.
Reference to T. H. Henderson’s place...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 19, 1880.
Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick, who resides on the old Henderson place northeast of town, paid us a visit last week.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Milliner...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 26, 1880.
The Millinery store of Mrs. Henderson, of late on the corner of Central Avenue and Summit street, has been moved to the west side of North Summit street, next to Mr. Fitch’s residence.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 2, 1880.
Mrs. Henderson, being in new quarters, sees the necessity of a new “ad” in this issue.
AD: MILLINERY. LADIES. Mrs. Henderson is receiving the latest novelties in fine millinery goods. She is also prepared to do Dress-Making. Your patronage solicited.

Bleaching & Pressing done to order. Feathers recurled, stamping for all kinds of braiding and embroidery, etc. Store and residence on Summit Street, one block north of Blakeney’s grocery.
                                           Will M. Henderson. Arkansas City.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
The Normal Institute for 1880 has opened with a large attendance of teachers. Four instructors have charge of the divisions, and the aim of all is to make this summer’s work especially practical. The morning exercises begin at 7:30, in the courtroom, and the recitations end at 1 p.m. There are at present enrolled 79 teachers as follows.
Arkansas City: Susie L. Hunt, Mrs. F. E. Phelps, Ella Grimes, Chas. W. Grimes, R. C. Gaily, Mattie F. Mitchell, Flora L. Finley, Linnie Peed, Blanche Marshall, Sadie E. Pickering, Elva Pickering, Rose Sample, Chas. Hutchings, Mary S. Theaker, Derwin Hunter, Jessie Sankey, Thirza Dobyns, Chas. W. Finney, Mrs. L. M. Theaker, Alice M. Warren, Alto Maxwell, S. C. Murphy, Will M. Henderson, Jerry L. Adams, Frank Chapin, and Nellie Swarts.
Mrs. Henderson, milliner...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.
Owing to the cheap rates of Saturday last, quite a crowd took advantage of them and started for Chicago or way points. As far as we could learn, the Arkansas City list comprised Mrs. Matlack and child, Mr. and Mrs. Searing, Mrs. Henderson, J. L. Huey and family, Will and Henry Mowry, Mrs. Coombs and two children, J. D. Houston, J. B. Walker, and Mr. McConn. Messrs. Huey and McConn will attend the Knights Templar conclave at Chicago, while the others took this occasion to visit various points in Iowa and Illinois. The fare was ten dollars from Winfield to Chicago and return.
W. M. Henderson, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1880.
Received Teacher Certificate at Arkansas City, Grade C: W. M. Henderson.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Milliner...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.
                                                       FALL MILLINERY.
Ladies, I have the latest novelties in FALL MILLINERY. The most complete and stylish stock ever exhibited in Arkansas City. My figures are very reasonable. Call and examine for yourselves.
My DRESS MAKING department will be under the immediate charge of MISS EASTERDAY. Your patronage solicited.
                                                 MRS. W. M. HENDERSON,
                                          One block north of Blakeney’s Grocery.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Milliner...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.
We call attention to the “ad” of Mrs. Wm. Henderson. Her stock of goods is very extensive, and ladies will please take notice her opening will be held next Saturday.
AD:                                                       MILLINERY.

Ladies you will find the most complete stock of fine Milli­nery Goods in town at Mrs. W. M. Henderson’s popular Millinery Store on North Summit Street, where the new sign swings.
Bleaching and pressing done; Feathers recurled, etc. Also stamping for braiding, embroidering, etc. Opening Saturday, 23rd.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881. Editorial Page.
There are ninety teachers in Cowley County holding certifi­cates, of whom the following are teaching in the districts named.
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
Prof. C. T. Atkinson, city schools; Miss Jennie Peterson, city schools; Miss Susie L. Hunt, city schools; Miss Mary Theaker, city schools; Miss Rose Sample, District 80; Miss Linda Christian, district 33; Miss Jessie Sankey, district 51, Miss May Benedict, district 32; Miss Sadie Pickering, district 34, Miss H. M. Goodwin, district 93; W. M. Henderson, district 89; E. C. Brown, district 53; E. W. Coulson, district 44.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
We have two Millinery stores in town—Mrs. Watson’s and Mrs. Henderson’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
Mrs. Henderson sold a bonnet to an Indian last week. What stronger proof is needed of the progress of the aborigines towards the better life of the white people?
Henderson, the teacher...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.
                                                             L. L. Society.
The Linnaean Literary Society met at the schoolhouse last Friday evening. The meeting was called to order by the Presi­dent; the roll called; and minutes of last meeting read by the Secretary. The next thing in order was the election of officers, which were as follows.
President, E. S. Donnelly; Vice President, H. L. Finley; Secretary, Miss Etta Barnett; Treasurer, Miss Laura Gould; Critic, C. T. Atkinson; Chief Marshal, L. Carder; Asst. Marshal, George Endicott.
Then came declamations and essays, with criticism by the Critic.
The subject for debate was: “Resolved, that Chinese Immi­gration be prohibited by law.” Prof. Atkinson and Mr. Henderson took the affirmative and Messrs. M. Capron and O. J. Gould the negative sides, resulting in the affirmative gaining the decision.
The subject decided on for next meeting was:
RESOLVED; That lying is sometimes justifiable. M. Capron taking the affirmative and Mr. Henderson the negative side of the question.
Other business was then transacted, and the meeting ad­journed to meet again next Friday evening. OBSERVER.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
Entertainment Friday evening, February 3rd, 1882, at the M. E. Church, for benefit of School Library.

Glee Club, Frank Gammel, Miss Nellie Swarts, F. C. McLaughlin, W. M. Blakeney, Miss Minnie McIntire, W. M. Henderson, Fannie Vaughn, Miss Etta Barnett, J. R. L. Adams, Harry Finley, W. D. Mowry, C. L. Swarts, C. T. Atkinson, E. S. Donnelly, Miss Mary Theaker, Miss Anna Norton, Miss Mollie Christian.
Admission 25 cents, doors open at 7 p.m., commence at 8 p.m. All are cordially invited. Tickets can be had at the post office and drug stores.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Teachers Directory 1881-82.    ARKANSAS CITY.    MONTHLY SALARY.
                                           W. M. Henderson, District 89: $35.00
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.
Grand Opening at Mrs. Henderson’s Millinery store next Saturday.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.
We call the attention of the ladies to the “ad” of Mrs. Henderson in this issue. Mrs. Henderson has just received her spring stock, embracing all the latest styles, and will have a Grand Opening on Saturday next, April 8th. Ladies call and see her.
AD:                                                SPRING MILLINERY
The Ladies of Arkansas City and Vicinity, will find, at my Store, on North Summit St., a handsome stock of
                                                      Spring Millinery Goods.
I make a Specialty of Dyeing, Shading and Recurling Plumes, Tips, etc., also Bleaching and Pressing and Resewing Straw Goods.
                                              STAMPING DONE TO ORDER.
                                   GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, APRIL 8th.
                                                      Mrs. W. M. Henderson,
                                                        North Summit Street.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
Mrs. Henderson, one of Arkansas City’s leading milliners, came up Monday to visit friends and attend some of our millinery openings.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882.
Mrs. Geo. O. Allen announces in this issue that she is prepared to supply hair work of every description. Read her notice.
NOTICE:                                          TO THE LADIES.
Mrs. George O. Allen would beg leave to inform the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she is now prepared to furnish them with everything in the line of hair goods. Switches, natural curls for frizzes, waves, coquets, curls, puffs, etc. Hair switches rooted and made to order. Crimping pins and invisible nets of real hair.
                                                       MRS. G. O. ALLEN.
                                One door south of Mrs. Henderson’s Millinery store.
W. Henderson [Will M. Henderson?]...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882.
W. Henderson had a candy stand on the circus ground at Winfield.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1882.

                                                           County Normal.
We have here a full list of our teachers now enrolled in our County Normal, with grade and post office.
                                       Arkansas City: Grade A, W. M. Henderson.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Milliner...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1882.
We call attention to the advertisement in this issue of Fall and Winter Millinery, in large and first-class stock of which embracing the latest styles in pattern and colors, has just been received, and can now be found at Mrs. W. M. Henderson’s Store on North Summit street. Ladies avail yourselves of this opportunity to make your fall and winter purchases.
AD: Fall & Winter MILLINERY. Ladies, I have all the late novel ties in Millinery Goods, from the cheapest to the most expensive, selected by myself, and which I guarantee cannot be surpassed in style or elegance in Southern Kansas.
                                Plumes and Tips a Specialty. Stamping done to order.
                                                         Charges Reasonable
                                                 MRS. W. M. HENDERSON,
                                                         Arkansas City, Kas.
W. M. Henderson, teacher...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
                                                          OUR NORMAL.
                                   Notes About Our Teachers and Their Work.
The first month of the County Normal closed Friday week. The enrollment was 68 and the average attendance for the month was 62. The B class took a careful study of the U. S. Constitution, thorough work in bookkeeping, language, and arithmetic. The C class had daily drills in elocution and reading, arithmetic, geography, and practical language. The work of July was pleasant, deliberate, and fruitful. Those who attended the first month are in excellent condition for the work of the present month. Prof. J. W. Cooper, of Lawrence, and Miss Lillian F. Hoxie, of Emporia, have arrived, and the work of August starts off with flattering prospects. The opening exercises are held in the Court Room, from 7:45 till 8:30 a.m. The recitations then take place in the High School building upstairs. Friends and school officers are invited to visit the Normal at any time.
                                          NORMAL TEACHERS—GRADE A.
Of Arkansas City: Misses S. E. Pickering, Jessie Sankey, Jennie F. Peterson; and W. M. Henderson.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
                                                    Cowley County Teachers.
The following persons hold valid certificates in this county, and can make legal contracts with school boards.
                                       Arkansas City: W. M. Henderson, Grade 2.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.

Ladies, you can send your ostrich plumes and tips to Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Arkansas City, and have them dyed to any shade desired for a mere trifle.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.
We call attention to the new Millinery advertisement of Mrs. Wm. Henderson in this issue, from which it will be seen that special attention is called to her new and large collection of spring novelties for the opening of the present season. Mrs. Henderson has just returned from the East, and her patrons can rely on her having the latest and best styles in millinery, etc.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.
                                                      SPRING MILLINERY.
Ladies you will find a stylish and Complete Assortment of fine SPRING MILLINERY at my Store on North Summit St. Latest Novelties on RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS, etc., and a handsome selection of New York and Chicago Patterns.
Please call and examine my stock and get my prices, which I guarantee to be as reasonable as any in town or up the road.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.
Attention is called to the ad. of Mrs. Wm. Henderson, elsewhere in this issue. From it the ladies will see that a large and complete millinery stock awaits their inspection; embracing everything in the latest styles and novelties.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 26, 1883.
MILLINERY! I wish to inform the ladies that my stock of Stylish Millinery is complete, including the latest and most attractive novelties in Trimmings, Ribbons, Plumes, Tips, Pompons, etc. I make a specialty of Dyeing Ostrich Feathers. I have added many novelties to my selection of Stamping Patterns, and will do dry or liquid stamping to order. My Paris Paper Patterns give universal satisfaction, and are pronounced, by those who have used them, superior to any patterns offered in this market. My charges will be found reasonable.
                                MRS. W. M. HENDERSON, North Summit Street.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Ladies, you can get your ostrich plumes and tips dyed any shade you may desire by sending them to Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Arkansas City.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.
AD. Spring Millinery. The usual elegant display of New Goods can be seen at my store on North Summit street. My stock is new and selected by myself. I shall continually add New Novelties as they appear in the market. Custom Work a specialty. Plumes and Tips dyed and recurled. I pay no rent, and will sell cheap for cash.
MRS. W. M. HENDERSON. Will display New York and Chicago patterns Saturday, April 12.
Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

A new grocery will be opened, next Thursday, in the house south of Mrs. Henderson’s millinery store. The firm name is I. R. Deming & Son. Mr. Deming has been engaged in the grocery trade for a number of years, at Burlington, Iowa, and has removed to our section for the benefit of his health. He has purchased the Baird property, and intends making our city his home. His long experience in this branch of business will, doubtless, render him one of our successful merchants.
Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.
A new grocery, north of Mrs. Henderson’s millinery store, has been opened by Mr. Eldridge. The gentleman is receiving his goods, and expects to keep a full stock of supplies.
W. M. Henderson, formerly a teacher...
Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.
Another terrible accident almost occurred at the Canal Mills, yesterday. W. M. Henderson’s clothing was caught in the machinery of the mill. By strenuous efforts he succeeded in keeping free. The clothes torn from his body contained a fine gold watch, which was ground to powder. His escape was a fortunate one.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
FOR SALE. At a bargain, a 12 x 13 barn, good shingle roof. Inquire at Mrs. Wm. Henderson’s millinery establishment.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.
Ladies, I solicit your inspection of my carefully selected stock of fashionable millinery goods, including the latest novelties in shapes and trimmings from the Eastern markets. Plumes and tips cleaned and dyed any shade desired on short notice.
Having secured the services of an efficient trimmer and saleslady, I am prepared to execute orders with despatch and guarantee satisfaction in quality, style, and price.
                                                      Mrs. W. M. Henderson.
Mrs. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
                                                         The Auction Social.

Last Tuesday evening, at the residence of J. L. Huey, the social event of the season occurred. The Presbyterian ladies are renowned for their successful entertainments, but this, the auction social, excelled all others. The weather was somewhat inclement, but nevertheless the large residence was filled to its utmost capacity with guests to partake of Mr. and Mrs. Huey’s hospitality. The entertainment of the vast assemblage was begun by a panoramic view of a dream by Frank Hess. Mr. Hess indulged his appetite to too great an extent in mince pies, which caused him to pass into dreamland. As he lay in the arms of Morpheus, several unique, as well as very laughable, scenes were presented to the audience as Mr. Hess performed the role of a gentle deceiver. One scene was where Frank’s thoughts reverted to the laughing darkey who made the pie; finally Mr. Hess was awakened from dreamland, and the guests were then entertained by music and singing. The Chinese song, rendered by Messrs. Hutchison and Grosscup, was justly applauded. Their shadow picture imitations of Chinamen eating rats, resembled the real performance so perfectly that some of the guests’ appetites were stayed before supper was announced. The selling of the ladies now occurred. Rev. J. O. Campbell performed in the role of the auctioneer. To say that he was a success hardly expresses it. It sounded somewhat natural to hear his well trained voice crying: “I am offered 95, who will make it $1?” The auctioneering of the ladies was highly rousing, and the bidding lively. The good natured contest for the lady on sale, made the entertainment more enlivening. The ladies were all masked. The prices ranged from 75 cents up to $7.00, Miss Ida Lowe being the fortunate lady who brought that price. It will be seen by a glance at the list that Geo. W. Cunningham was almost equal to Brigham Young. We always knew George was a great admirer of the ladies, but never thought he had turned Mormon. Appended is the list of the “sold” ladies and their purchasers, as near as we could obtain them.
Miss Ella Love to E. D. Eddy.
Miss Maggie Sample to G. W. Cunningham.
Miss Ida Lowe to J. L. H. Huey.
Miss Ora Farrar to F. K. Grosscup.
Miss Viola Bishop to F. B. Hutchison.
Miss Mary Love to Dr. S. B. Parsons.
Miss Albertine Maxwell to A. A. Newman.
Miss Alto Maxwell to J. M. Steel.
Miss Hattie Corey to Fred Farrar.
Miss Nellie Nash to Dr. J. A. Mitchell.
Miss Eva Collins to E. L. Kingsbury.
Miss Myrtle Jones to G. W. Cunningham.
Miss Jennie Peterson to Dr. Love.
Miss Lizzie Gatwood to H. Wyckoff.
Miss Liiase [?] Guthrie to Dr. G. H. J. Hart.
Miss Alice Pyburn to R. U. Hess.
Miss Rose Morse to G. W. Cunningham.
Miss Annie Bowen to J. R. L. Adams.
Mrs. Henderson to G. W. Cunningham.
Mrs. Nicholson to J. M. Steele.
Mrs. Geo. Cunningham to Rev. W. H. H. Harris.
Mrs. E. D. Eddy to Ivan Robinson.
Mrs. E. L. Kingsbury to Phil. A. Snyder.
The purchase of a lady entitled the buyer to his supper. The handsome sum of $43.75 was realized in this manner. Mr. Cunningham’s disposal of one of his ladies to her husband for $1—25 cents commission. Songs were rendered by Mrs. Frank Beall, Rev. Harris’ two little boys, and others. Good instrumental music was interspersed in the programme. All in all, it was the event of the season.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 7, 1885.

W. M. Henderson, while assisting in the moving of a heavy casting at the Canal Roller Mills, last Saturday, severely mashed his right thumb. The physician thinks that amputation will be unnecessary. He had just taken out an accident policy in the Traveler’s Insurance Company of Hartford, through N. T. Snyder, the company’s agent here, and will draw $10.00 per week while he is disabled.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 21, 1885.
L. J. Wagner and DeWitt Stevens are building bay-windows to the Millinery store of Mrs. Wm. Henderson, wherein her goods will be displayed.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
A Card. To all those wishing to have nice dresses made to order. After an experience of two years work at the business in the city of St. Louis, Mo., where I learned my trade, I have just opened up a dress making shop in Arkansas City, on North Summit Street, one door north of Mrs. Henderson’s millinery store. First-class work guaranteed. Call and see me.         MRS. C. E. OUTHOUSE.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.
Wm. Henderson’s thumb, which was mashed so badly some weeks since, will not have to be amputated, as was thought. The end of the thumb is coming off up to above the nail.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.
Mrs. Wm. Henderson has just returned from the east, where she has been selecting spring millinery. Her stock has come and is now on exhibition. For beauty, elegance, and variety of style of hats and bonnets, we think Mrs. Henderson’s stock excels. Ladies, Mrs. Henderson possesses what will make you happy, so call and see her.
Wm. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.
                                                       Election Proclamation.
I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, Mayor of the City of Arkansas City, county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, do proclaim and make known that there will be a special election held in the said city of Arkansas City on the first day of June, A. D. 1885, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of said city of Arkansas City, a proposition for said city to subscribe to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company to the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000).

The form of the ballots to be used at such special election for and against the proposition to take stock and issue bonds therefor, as above recited, shall be in the following form, to-wit: the ballot in favor of such proposition shall contain these words, “For the railroad stock and bonds of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad company,” and the ballot against said proposition shall contain these words, “Against the railroad stock and bonds of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad company.” The places for voting at such election will be: 1st ward, at the office of Will L. Aldridge, North Summit Street; 2nd ward, at the office of Thompson and Woodin, Star Livery stable, east 5th avenue; 3rd ward, at the office of J. H. Hilliard, 5th avenue livery stable, west 5th avenue; 4th ward, at the office of Fairclo Bros.’ livery stable, West Central avenue. And I hereby designate Timothy McIntire and J. P. Eckles as Judges and J. B. Walker, O. Grimes, and John Sheldon as Clerks of said election in 1st ward; and Chas. Bryant and Ira Barnett as Judges and J. J. Clark, Dell Plank, and John McGill, as Clerks of said election in 2nd ward; and M. C. Copple and John Love as Judges, and James Benedict, W. B. Kirkpatrick, and H. L. Lundy as Clerks of said election in 3rd ward; and H. G. [J.] Chinn and A. A. Davis as Judges, and Wm. Henderson, Alexander Wilson and S. C. Lindsey as Clerks of said election in 4th ward. The polls will be opened at 9 o’clock a.m., and will be closed at 5 o’clock p.m.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of May, A. D., 1885.
                                        FRANKLIN P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Will M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.
Card. I wish to state to the public that my claim of $110 for eleven weeks disability caused by accident was promptly and satisfactorily settled by the old reliable Travelers’ Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., through their popular and gentlemanly agent, N. T. Snyder, of this city. While thanking this company for their prompt and courteous treatment would suggest to my friends that the jingling of the dollars helps the hurt that a crippled hand feels. Respectfully yours, WILL M. HENDERSON.
W. M. Henderson...
                                                 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.
When our city fathers assembled for business Monday evening, there was a large crowd in attendance, attracted evidently in the expectation of witnessing more fun. The mayor presided and Councilmen Hight, Dean, Dunn, Thompson, Davis, and Bailey responded to their names as called by the clerk. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.
Mr. Henderson asked leave to raise his frame dwelling on Summit Street four feet, he intending to cover the roof with tin. Granted.
[Note the following items. First one talked about “W H. Henderson” and J. W. Strohm. Second item talked about “W. M. Henderson,” [correct] and D. H. Fisher as the partners in planing mill business. Heaven help us in getting matters straight! I correct the first item to show “W. M. Henderson.” MAW
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
W. M. Henderson and J. W. Strohm are building an extension to their planing mill establishment. Their increase of work demands it. New machinery is to be put in and the facilities of the establishment greatly increased. Still we boom.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
W. M. Henderson and D. H. Fisher are partners in the planing mill business. Mr. Fisher recently joined his forces with Mr. Henderson’s, and put in about $1,500 worth of machinery. This will be the largest and best institution of the kind in the Arkansas Valley.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.
                                                             To the Ladies.
I extend a cordial invitation to call and examine my stock of stylish fall millinery. I will be please to see you at my semi-annual display, which comes on the 14, 15, and 16 of Oct., 3rd door south of St. James Hotel, North Summit Street. MRS. W. M. HENDERSON.

W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
For Sale. An eight horsepower engine, with steel boiler, all good as new. A great bargain.    W. M. HENDERSON.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, October 9, 1886.
FALL MILLINERY. To the Ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity, I extend a cordial invitation to inspect my Stock of Fall Millinery Goods. Semi-annual display will occur on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of October. MRS. W. M. HENDERSON.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 23, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Danks Bros., are beyond doubt the best machinists in this part of Kansas. Arkansas City was very fortunate in securing them as proprietors of the machine shops and foundry. They are now engaged in building an engine for Henderson & Co. They complete it entirely.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 3, 1886.
The Danks Bros. are building a new engine of 15 horsepower for Henderson’s planing mills. Business in both of these manufacturing establishments is pressing, and increased facilities are an urgent necessity.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1886.
For Sale. The stock, fixtures, and good will of the oldest millinery establishment in Arkansas City. A good opening for the right party. Satisfactory reasons for selling. Will rent store till spring if desired.  MRS. W. M. HENDERSON. Third door south of St. James Hotel.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 11, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Yesterday Tom O’Connor was intoxicated and disturbed the peace. Policeman Thompson undertook to arrest him. O’Connor resisted but finally he was lodged in the calaboose where he languished until this morning. Judge Bryant fined him $40 and costs, which he could not pay. He was put in the bastille again to lay out his fine. During the scuffle of taking him to the calaboose, a front window light of Mrs. Henderson’s millinery store was broken and Policeman Thompson cut his hand on the glass.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 1, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The planing mill under the proprietorship and management of Wm. Henderson is developing into a mammoth institution. Since he purchased it a few months ago, he has enlarged it to twice its first size, increasing the machinery in a similar proportion. Now, he is building an addition 14 x 72 feet, putting in a new 20-horsepower engine, and better and a great deal of new machinery. The institution will give employment to a score or more of workmen. Business has been on the increase so rapidly here of late it has compelled him to make the above improvements in order to keep up with the magnificent growth of the grand city on the Sandhill beside of the raging canal.
Mrs. W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.

The following named ladies, Mrs. H. D. Keeler, Mrs. N. T. Snyder, Mrs. Jas. Chapin, Mrs. Wm. M. Henderson, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. J. P. Smith, Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. Halloway, Mrs. Pyle, and Mrs. L. J. Miles, composing the visiting committee of the King’s Daughters, are requested to meet at the home of Mrs. H. D. Keeler Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
W. M. Henderson...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 22, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Wm. M. Henderson has about completed his addition to his planing mill. The new boiler and engine is set and William will soon be ready to try his new machinery.


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