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Horn Family

                                             Albert and Mary Horn Newman.
                                                            Edwin T. Horn.
                                        Other People With Last Name of Horn.

In looking for Horn, came across “Shuster” also in early census...
Confusion over spelling of his name. Appears later as “Schuster.”
                                    Creswell Township, March 1, 1875, Census.
Joseph Shuster, age 49, Place of birth: Saxony, Germany. Where From: Missouri.
Sophia Horn, age 59, Place of birth: Saxony, Germany. Where From: Missouri.
John Horn, age 57, Place of birth: Saxony, Germany. Where From: Missouri.
Albert Horn, age 24, Place of birth: Germany. Where From: Missouri.
Mary Horn, age 20. [Further information left blank.]

        [I came to the conclusion finally that Edwin T. Horn was not related to others.]
Ed Horn, age 20. Place of birth: Maine. Where From: Maine.  

Reference to two shoemakers...believe this was to Disser and Horn...
Emporia News, February 17, 1871.
                                                 GOOD FOR A YEARLING.
The Traveler says of Arkansas City:
“There are now eight dry goods and grocery stores, one drug store, one hardware store, one bakery, two hotels, three boarding houses, one billiard hall, one blacksmith, two shoemakers, two land agencies, two milliners, two saw mills, two meat markets, three physicians, ten carpenters, two tinners, one stone cutter, two masons, and lumber yard, in Arkansas City. Besides these, there are two religious denominations (Methodist and Presbyterian), one primary school, Good Templars Lodge, Literary Society, Anti-Tobacco Society, Singing School, Dancing Club, and various other societies and institutions.”
Disser or Horn...Believe this refers to Disser!
Walnut Valley Times, February 2, 1872.
                                             [From the Winfield MESSENGER.]
TISDALE. This enterprising little town has voted $1,300 bonds to build a good school- house. They certainly mean business out that way, and they feel proud of their section of the coun­try. They have two stores there at present, a shoemaker and a blacksmith shop. Persons desiring good claims can find them by going to this young town and making inquiries. The people are accommodating and will do all they can to assist you to a new house.
                                                         Starting with 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
“Ad. Albert Horn. Boot & Shoe Manufacturer.”
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 13, 1876.
ED HORN was brought up from the Pawnee Agency, sick.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 11, 1876.
“A member of the Horn Family, aged 12, a brother of Ed., was in the habit of hunting coons. He got after a wild cat and treed it. He then climbed the tree after it, and knocked it off with a club. It ran up another tree, and he followed, and as he worked his way toward it, it sprang at him, but he knocked it down again, and up it went on another tree, with the boy after it, and being knocked down the third time, the dog he had with him seized it, and during the fight, the boy killed it. He had never seen a wild cat before, and as ‘he thought it has awful big eyes for a coon,’ he was afraid to take it home for fear his parents would stop his hunting. He, however, could not keep the secret, and told them all about it, and his father went to the battleground and found a full-sized wild cat, large and savage enough to give a man a hard fight.”
References to Shuster...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 25, 1876.
SEVERELY HURT. J. C. SHUSTER was thrown from his horse one week from last Sunday while riding after dark, near Whitney’s hill, and severely injured. His scalp was cut and head bruised, but for a few days he felt no unusual pain, until swelling set in, when he suffered terribly. Dr. Hughes has charge of the case, and he is recovering slowly.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
KEFFER says he did not set the fire out in South Bend last Saturday, but found the man who did, and made him pay $5 for damages. The fire destroyed considerable property, burning Mr. Hydes’ 40 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of corn, hay, and stable, Shuster’s hay; and some hay of Tucker’s was burned. Mr. Lewis lost his stable, hay, and corn.
Back to Al. Horn...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
The highest price and most stylish foot apparel Al. Horn makes now, is the alligator boot.
It is ahead of anything on the carpet.
Reference to Disser...located near present-day Taylor Drug Store!
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
JOSEPH DISSER has arranged a new shoe shop one door south of J. I. Mitchell’s, where he will be glad to have his old customers call, and new ones come in to try him.
Reference to “Mrs. Horn”...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
                                      New Years Festival of the M. E. Church.
                                                 Programme of Committees.
                                                 SOLICITING COMMITTEE.
Mr. and Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. J. Nichols, Mrs. N. Shaw, Mrs. Horn, Samuel Endicott, H. Carder, Ida Grimes, Katy Myers, Mrs. DeMott, Mrs. Pepper, R. Carder.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
AL. HORN is having pine siding put on his shop.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1877.
As we were passing by the fashionable bootmaker’s shop, one dreary night this week, we heard the gentle voice of that Anglo-Saxon, Al. Horn, indulging in the following hymn.

“Blow, oh blow, ye gentle breezes,
 All among the leaves and treeses.
 Sing, oh sing, ye heavenly muses,
 And I will make your boots and shoozes.”
A delegation soon waited on him and carried him out. The effort was attended with such exertion that he became too pros­trated to walk alone.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1877.
MISS HORN was severely hurt by being thrown from a horse while riding last Wednesday.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1877.
MARE. Taken up by G. W. Horn, of Guelph Township, one sorrel mare, 13 hands high, about 5 years old; roached mane, both hind feet white, bald face, saddle marks; branded with letters “B H” posted before A. J. McManis.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1877.
The house built by Mr. Chamberlain on Central Avenue, some years ago, has been moved to Summit street, between Kager’s and Al. Horn’s buildings. Mr. Welch had the contract for moving it. It is to be rented for a saloon by some parties now in Wichita.
Reference to Shuster...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.
We were presented with some choice peaches and grapes a few days since, the product of Mr. Shuster’s orchard. Four of the peaches weighed one pound, lacking two ounces.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.
The following is the score of the game of base ball played August 23rd, between the east and west sides of Summit Street.
                                                              EAST SIDE.
                                                             WEST SIDE.
                                               Note: East Side Won—25 to 20.
                                                 UMPIRE: R. C. HAYWOOD.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
FOR SALE. 3 steers 3 years old. Inquire Al. Horn’s shop. M. O. HORN.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1877.
RUBE HOUGHTON offers the use of his new building, situated between Al. Horn’s and E. B. Kager’s places of business, for any entertainment the young folks want. Especially for a hop.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.
                                           The Blacksmiths’ Union Price List.
                                            ARKANSAS CITY, Nov. 12, 1877.

We, the undersigned, have established the following prices, to take effect on and after November 12, 1877. These prices are strictly cash:
Eight new horse shoes, $3.50.
Two new horse shoes, $.85.
One new horse shoe, $.45.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.
AL. HORN has a new supply of leather and will take pleasure in booting anyone who comes along.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1878.
Ed Horn returned from Fort Sill and Red River last week. While at the Fort he had the explicit pleasure of gazing on bow-legged Fred. Grant, the ex-President’s son.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. All those whom it may concern are hereby notified that the road through our land is closed, and we want no one to open it again.
                                  MISS MARY O. HORN. JOSEPH SCHUSTER.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
“Albert Horn started for Booneville, Missouri, yesterday, to make a visit of a couple of weeks among some old friends. He will visit St. Louis before returning. Albert has worked very steady for several years, and needs a little recreation.”
Arkansas City Traveler, May 22, 1878.
REUBEN A. HOUGHTON, the popular grocery man, sold the two-story building adjoining Al Horn’s shoe shop to ARTEMUS WARD PATTERSON, last week, to be occupied as a saloon. Artemus Ward Patterson has purchased some of the finest chromos of Dr. Loomis’ stock, and will adorn the room in style.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 14, 1878.
Miss Mary Horn and Joseph Schuster will please accept our thanks for the very fine basket of assorted fruit presented to the editor and boys of the Traveler office.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 18, 1878.
An apple peddler was arrested on Monday by Constable Morgan and Deputy Horn, on the charge of horse stealing. A description of the man and property had been received at this place a week before the man came, so that he was identified and taken in custody without trouble.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 13, 1878.
Al. Horn must be fixing up to take some rosy lass, judging from improvements around his home.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 27, 1878.
Monday a week ago a prairie fire broke out on Mr. Schuster’s and my farm, and the report was that the old gentleman set the fire out. This is a very false and untrue report, and this report was only started from a misunderstanding between Mr. Charles Waldemeier and Mr. J. Horn.


The time the fire broke out, father was shocking corn, and Mr. Weissenback unhitched the horses. While he was unhitching, he noticed the fire and told the old gentleman about it, and several people can prove this. If any person, after this publi­cation, will say again that the old gentleman started the fire, I will make him prove it. Very Respectfully,
                                                     MISS DELIVA HORN.
                [Believe “DELIVA” is wrong. Reference later to “Delia M.” Horn.]
Arkansas City Traveler, December 4, 1878.
Take notice of Al Horn’s new ad.
AD:                       HERE I AM!
                                          With the Best and Cheapest stock of
                                                          Boots and Shoes
                                                           Ever brought to
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY,
                      Which I will sell at prices lower than you have ever heard of.
I also MANUFACTURE BOOTS AND SHOES And Keep Constantly  on hand a Large Stock of the best Leather, and GUARANTEE GOOD WORK And Satisfactory Prices. Fashionable and durable work assured in all cases.
                                                             Neatly Done.
                                           Call and see me and be Convinced.
                                                              AL. HORN.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 29, 1879.
Ed. Horn, of Ponca Agency, was in town last week looking hale and hearty.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 26, 1879.
Dan Horn has presented the State Historical Society with a sample of tea, said to be taken from the cargo thrown into Boston Harbor in the days of the Revolution. As three hundred thousand tons have been sold as samples from that cargo, will the supply ever end? If the society is hunting samples, just send an agent down here, and we can show you tea that should have been thrown into some harbor about the time Columbus was in search of this continent.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1879.
Ed. Horn, of the Ponca Agency, paid the city a visit this week.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1879.
Al. Horn is building an addition to his shoe shop, and intends as soon as completed, to put in a large stock of boots and shoes.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1879.
Al. Horn’s addition to his shoe store will soon be completed.
Schuster opens a shoe store...later Matlack location...Taylor Drug!
Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1879.
Joseph Schuster has opened a boot and shoe store in the Jim Mitchell building.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1879.
NOTICE AL. HORN’S new “ad” in another column.
                                               CITY BOOT & SHOE STORE.

I desire to call attention to the Assortment of BOOTS AND SHOES that I have in stock at present, which I propose to sell at so small a profit that the people MUST BUY! I ALSO MANUFACTURE BOOTS AND SHOES, and keep constantly on hand a large Stock of the best Leather, and GUARANTEE GOOD WORK and satisfactory prices. Fashionable and durable work assured in all cases.
                                               REPAIRING NEATLY DONE.
                                              Call and see me and be convinced.
                                                               AL. HORN.
Schuster takes on a not given.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1879.
Another Winfield man—a tailor this time—has located in the shop with Joseph Schuster. Bring along your cloth and he will cut according to measure.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1879.
                                                     JOSEPH SCHUSTER,
                                             Manufacturer of Boots & Shoes
                                                    Arkansas City, Kansas.
                                     REPAIRING DONE ON SHORT NOTICE.
                                                             Give me a call.
                                       The old Jim Mitchell building, on the corner.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1879.
Joseph Schuster has moved his boot and shoe store to the room next to Shepard’s drug store.
Introduction of John Newman...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1879.
John Newman, our worthy and skillful barber, is now to be found in his new room next to Al. Horn’s shoe store. John has fitted up in fine style, with an elegant new chair and mirror, and will give you as good a shave or hair-cut as can be had in Chicago. He also has a lawn mower to run over the pates of those who desire to display their bumps and cavities to an admiring public.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1879.
Shaves are only ten cents “per each” now, all around. John Newman comes out with a new “ad” today, telling his customers that he has come down.
                                               NEWMAN’S BARBER SHOP.
                                            One door south of Horn’s shoe store.
All Work Done at Eastern Prices in the very best style.
Hair Cutting ............... 25 cents.
Shampoo .................... 25 cents.
Shaving ...................... 10 cents.
Dry Shampoo ............. 10 cents.
Give me a call, and I will guarantee satisfaction.
Reference to Edwin T. Horn...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1879.
Ed. Horn is up from the Ponca Agency to take in the sights in our city.
References to Schuster [Shuster?]...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1879.

Joseph Schuster has shown us a crop of apple blossoms taken from his orchard five miles east of town. This is the second time this season his orchard has bloomed and several of the same trees bore fruit a few weeks ago. Who can beat this?
Arkansas City Traveler, November 5, 1879.
Now that the chilly winds of November are upon us, don’t go barefoot, but go to Joseph Schuster’s, south of James Wilson’s store, and buy your boots and shoes.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1880.
Edwin T. Horn has been commissioned by Marshal Simpson as Deputy. Horn is acquainted with all parts of the Territory and will make a useful officer.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1880.
K. F. Smith, of this place, starts today for Ponca Agency where he takes the place of Ed. Horn as government blacksmith.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 31, 1880.
Ed. Horn returned Saturday from a trip to Wellington, and reports a severe hail storm in Sumner County on last Friday, doing extensive damage to window glass. He said hail the size of the bottom of an ordinary teacup fell in large quantities; that for a distance of ten miles along the road he passed buildings where the windows on the south side were broken out.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 7, 1880.
A small detachment of soldiers under command of a corporal came in from Fort Reno last Monday, having in charge a man named McAlister, who is accused of violating the law in selling whiskey to Indians. Dept. Marshal Horn took charge of the prisoner pursuant to an examination before U. S. Commissioner.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.
Deputy U. S. Marshal Horn is out in the Southwest on offi­cial business.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 21, 1880.
Deputy Marshal Horn has returned from Medicine Lodge and vicinity and reports no rain in that country for twelve months, and yet he says growing crops look well.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 12, 1880.
Lost. Within the past few days, in the vicinity of Arkansas City, a morocco pocket and bill book, containing papers of no use to any one but the owner. Finder will please return to this office. ED. HORN.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 7, 1880.
George Manson is an ancient knight of the goose who came here some time ago, if not later, and turned his attention to drinking bad whiskey, bought with the proceeds of the few hours’ work he saw fit to do in the course of each week. Having been born on wash day, or some equally trying time with his maternal ancestor, and necessarily tired as the result of such an event, he was very naturally indisposed to profitable labor of any description. Like Rip Van Winkle, he probably was possessed of perseverance and assiduity enough to sit on a wet stone and fish all day with no hope whatever of his efforts being rewarded by the faintest nibble, but work he couldn’t, and work he wouldn’t.

He was doubtless considerably worried as to how he should obtain his share of the loaves and fishes without compromising his dignity, when the happy thought of selling liquor to the Indians struck him. It struck him so forcibly that he proceeded forth­with to the saloon and purchased a pint of true inwardness, paying therefor fifty cents. He soon disposed of this to an Indian for one dollar—which mode and rapidity of making money impressed him so favorably that he stuck to it with some show of finally accumulating a competence, but the minions of the law happened to get wind of his harmless, though somewhat irregular proceedings, and made him a formal call last Wednesday evening.
After stoutly asserting his innocence once or twice he weakened, and confessed before the U. S. Commissioner.
Deputy U. S. Marshal Horn escorted the gentleman to Winfield last Thursday. He will probably have no cause to worry as to a regular supply of hash for the next year.
There has been too much of this business going on, and we are glad to see the officers getting hold of the right parties.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 4, 1880.
The TRAVELER boys gratefully acknowledge the receipt of a bountiful supply of most delicious grapes and apples, tendered by Miss Delia M. Horn yesterday afternoon. This is but one of many cases in which Miss Horn has proven herself a friend to the newspaper fraternity.
Schuster and Horn...Her name given as “Delia M. Horn.”
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1880.
Joseph Schuster has sold his farm, east of the Walnut, to Miss Delia M. Horn, who will shortly go east—to reside thereon. This will render it incumbent upon Brother “Al” to look out for another housekeeper.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1880.
Joe Schuster says he hasn’t sold his farm, and doesn’t intend to—until he gets his price in cash for the same.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1880.
George McIntire, Joseph Schuster, E. T. Horn, Mr. Midkiff, Capt. Scott, and three Nez Perce Indians—James Reuben, Charley Moses, and Wolf Head—started for Leavenworth last Monday after­noon, to attend the U. S. Court. Agent Whiting started Sunday afternoon. They are subpoenaed as witnesses in two cases: one for selling liquor to an Indian, and one for stealing hides from the Nez Perces.
[Note to file: I could not find anymore references to Joseph Schuster. It appears that he may have moved elsewhere. MAW]
Edwin T. Horn...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 9, 1881.
MARRIED. Ed Horn now smiles, and smiles, and smiles, and the more he smiles the more he wants to. It is fair to presume that a marriage ceremony performed last week, forever uniting himself and Miss Ida Edwards in the delectable bonds of wedlock, has something to do with his perfect good humor. The happy pair have our best wishes for their future happiness.
Back to Al. Horn...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.
Sign of the Big Boot. Read Al. Horn’s new “ad” in this issue.
AD:                                                     ALBERT HORN

                                                     Manufacturer & Dealer in
                                                        BOOTS & SHOES.
A new and complete stock of
SPRING GOODS just received.
LEATHER and Findings for SALE.
REPAIRING neatly and PROMPTLY done.
                                                 ALL WORK WARRANTED.
                                                                Sign of the
                                                               BIG BOOT.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.
One hundred pair of shop boots, at $3.75 a pair, at Al. Horn’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.
                                                       IT IS TOWN TALK
That Al. Horn and Wm. Rose will fix you up in the “boss” foot gear, in tip-top style, and at low-down prices on the shortest notice.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.
Ex. Marshal, Ed. Horn, came up from Sac & Fox Agency last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 28, 1881.
Ed. T. Horn will remove from Winfield to Arkansas City this fall.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
Ed Horn has removed from Winfield to Arkansas City, his old home.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.
Ed. Horn has rented and will henceforth pound iron at Parker’s blacksmith shop, on South Summit Street.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.
NEWMAN—HORN. Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, in Creswell Township, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4th, 1881, by Esquire Bonsall, Mr. John Newman and Miss Delia Horn, both of this city.
The young couple, who have been long and favorably known in this community, have the hearty wishes of their many friends for a long life of wedded happiness.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 19, 1881.
Look out for Al. Horn’s new “ad.”
AD:                                                        AL. HORN,
                                            MANUFACTURER & DEALER IN
                                                   Boots, Shoes and Rubbers,
                                             HAS THE LARGEST STOCK OF
                                             FALL AND WINTER G O O D S
                              HE EVER HAD, AND GUARANTEES PRICES THE
                                                    LOWEST IN THE CITY.
It will pay you to give me a call, and get Good Goods, and thus save Money.

                                                 LEATHER AND FINDINGS
                                                               FOR SALE.
                                                       Sign of the “Big Boot.”
Winfield Courier, October 20, 1881.
The posse that captured Armstrong was composed of Sheriff Shenneman, Deputy Geo. McIntire, Ed Horn, Lew Senate, Capt. Rarick, Lew Stanton, and Chas. Hawkins, of Silverdale township. The boys say that when Hawkins first saw Armstrong, he yelled like an Apache Indian. Ed Horn was the first to get his six-shooter on him and make him throw up his hands.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
BIRTH. Tally one for Ed. Horn. It’s a boy. Born just two days before Christmas.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 10, 1882.
Al. Horn has the smallest boot in town. It stands on the sidewalk. Don’t fall over it.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
We call the attention of our readers to the large new advertisement of our champion boot and shoe man, Al. Horn, who presides over the establishment so long and favorably known by the sign of the “Big Boot.” As will be seen he constantly has to stock all the latest novelties in boots and shoes and we advise our people to call and see for themselves when needing anything in his line.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
Read Albert Horn’s new “ad” this week.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.
Al Horn, of the Big Boot shoe store, has a treat in store for his patrons next month and we advise them to look out for his novel, new, and impressive ad, which will then appear. His stock is new and elegant and must be seen to be appreciated.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.
Our boot and shoe man, Al Horn, calls the attention of his patrons to the large and costly new stock of foot wear, which he has just received, and full particulars of the same will be found in his new “ad” this week. Don’t forget to call and see his new stock at the sign of big boot.
AD. AL. HORN, “CITY” BOOT AND SHOE STORE. FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES. A complete assortment of HOLBROOK SHOES! Just received. The best Calf, Kip, or Grain leather boots in the city. Every pair Warranted and Satisfaction guaranteed. Sign of the “BIG BOOT.”
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
The citizens raised a purse last Thursday for Ed. Horn for attending to the duties of the city marshal.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
L. D. Skinner thought there was not enough people in Arkansas City to hold him, but when Ed. Horn and J. J. Clark embraced him, he began to realize that he was nothing but a man after all—and a poor specimen at that.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
                                                        A Relic of Barbarism.

On last Thursday afternoon Mr. L. D. Skinner, of Bolton Township, well known in this city, became possessed of the very laudable desire to “run the city,” and proceeded to do it in the most approved cowboy style. This has long been a favorite pastime of the gentle Skinner. His effervescent disposition requires more pronounced means than those provided by nature to relieve his cherished carcass of its superabundance of noxious gases, and consequently he has proved a most formidable rival of the moon in the regularity with which he gets full and elevates the residence of Satan. He had one of his “regulars” on last Thursday. For over two hours he rode his pony up and down Summit Street, on the sidewalk whenever it suited the promptings of the bacchanalian spirit of the rider, or wherever the poor brute could be forced to go. His curses were as frequent as could well be expected of a person who must perforce take time to breathe, and what they lacked in refinement was amply supplied by the clearness of their pronunciation amid the indiscriminate manner in which they were applied to ladies and gentlemen alike who were upon the street. Just where our city marshal was during all this time was a question of much moment, but of hopeless solution, and after vainly waiting for his appearance, some of our citizens concluded that the quickest way to find him was for them to arrest Skinner and get him under lock and key. This was done by Ed. Horn, George Wright, George Cunningham, and Jennings Clark, with a suddenness that very nearly unjointed the animated tub of intoxicants, and he was soon landed in Bonsall’s office. The object of our citizens was accomplished; he was arrested and the city marshal was found instantly. Skinner was put under $500 bond for his appearance next day, when he was granted a stay of ten days, he still giving the same bond. His trial takes place next Monday, when it is to be hoped that he will be taught a lesson that will carry with it some weight.
Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.
The site for the new Baptist church has been selected. It will be between the residences of Dr. Grimes and Mr. Al. Horn, on East Central Avenue.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.
AD. AL. HORN, “CITY” BOOT AND SHOE STORE. SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES. A complete assortment of HOLBROOK SHOES Just Received. The best Calf, Kip, or Grain leather boots in the city. Every pair Warranted and satisfaction guaranteed.
                                                     Sign of the “BIG BOOT.”
Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.
Ad. To the Ladies. I have removed to the Al. Horn house, one block east of the Central Avenue house, for a few weeks, and have a small stock of hair goods which will be sold very cheap. Mrs. Geo. O. Allen.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
Harry Farrar has purchased Ed. Horn’s residence.
      Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 11, 1885.
Spring Goods of All Kinds.
Ladies’ and Misses’ Fine Shoes and Slippers a Specialty.
                                                     Sign of the “BIG BOOT.”
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
                                                          Hackney Harpings.
Al. Horn had bushels of fun harrowing one day this week. Al has a strong disinclination to wearing out shoe leather where it may be avoided by adopting other expedients. Hence he rides a pony and drives a harrow team. His horses became unmanageable, and during an effort to control them, the lines broke when a race for the barn took place in which Al came out second best. The harrow was much demoralized and considerably disordered.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 1, 1885.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Council convened last Monday evening in regular adjourned session. Mayor Schiffbauer presided. Councilmen Davis, Thompson, Dean, Dunn, Hight, and Bailey were present.
The allowance of bills was the first thing on docket.
Bill of Pat Franey, J. E. Beck, Ed Horn, J. Herbert, and L. S. Brown for special police service, allowed $5 each.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 15, 1885.
                                     AL. HORN, CITY BOOT & SHOE STORE.

Big SLAUGHTER in PRICES, on Shoes and Slippers until Oct. 1, to make room for Fall Goods.
Men’s Home Sewed Shoes at Slaughtered Prices to close them out.
Men’s Low Tie and Button, at Cost and LESS. This deep cut in Prices is on all my stock of MISSES AND CHILDREN’S SHOES and SLIPPERS until OCT. 1.
                                                  SIGN OF THE BIG BOOT.
Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885.
This week Al Horn advertises a big cut in prices on boots and shoes which will last until Oct. 1. Mr. Horn means what he says and consequently is selling his stock off quite rapidly. He is desirous of making room for his fall stock. See what he says in his ad in another column.
Big SLAUGHTER in PRICES, on Shoes and Slippers until Oct. 1, to make room for Fall Goods.
Men’s Home Sewed Shoes At Slaughtered Prices to close them out.
Men’s Low Tie and Button At Cost and LESS. This deep cut in Prices is on all my stock of MISSES AND CHILDREN’S SHOES AND SLIPPERS until OCTOBER 1.
                                                  SIGN OF THE BIG BOOT.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.
                                     AL. HORN, CITY BOOT & SHOE STORE.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING in our new stock of Fall and Winter GOODS.
Every article at BOTTOM PRICES. And we are waiting to show you the finest stock ever shown in this section of BOOTS AND SHOES, RUBBERS, OVERSHOES, ARCTICS, ETC. WE HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE SALE OF THE WHITNEY BOOT, The best custom goods made. SIGN OF THE BIG BOOT.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 10, 1886.
Al Horn announces a cut in prices, and offers his extensive and well selected stock of boots and shoes at cost to make room for his spring stock. This is an opportunity which all should put to avail.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 24, 1886.
Al. Horn announces a big cut in prices of boots and shoes for the next thirty days. He is reducing stock to make room for spring goods, and offers bargains which we recommended to the attention of the purchaser.
                                  AL. HORN, CITY BOOT AND SHOE STORE.
                 Deep Cut in Prices ON BOOTS AND SHOES, FOR THIRTY DAYS.
25 pair ladies’ Donald button boots, C, D, and E: $2.90, worth $3.75.
16 pair ladies’ best French kid button boots: $4.50, worth $6.00.
25 pair ladies’ Cur kid button boots: $2.50, worth $3.25.
Misses’ Heavy Calf Shoes: $1.25, worth $1.75.
Children’s Heavy Calf Shoes: $.90, worth $1.35.
Misses’ Arctic Overshoes: $.65
Children’s Rubber Shoes: $.20

LADIES’ HEAVY BUTTON SHOES. Deep cut in prices to reduce stock for Spring Goods. You will save 25 percent and more on every pair of boots or shoes you buy at the City Boot and Shoe Store. Sign of the “BIG BOOT.”
                              [Note. They did have ladies’ Cur kid button boots....??]
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
Al. Horn has remodeled his boot and shoe room. He has removed the partition between the shop and shoe room, throwing the two rooms into one. Another workshop has been put in at the rear of the store. Mr. Horn now has a commodious boot and shoe store.
Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.
Wednesday Dr. J. A. Mitchell purchased the Al. Horn property on east Central Avenue for $1,550.
Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.
Al. Horn is being tortured by a felon on his finger.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
FOR RENT. A house. Inquire of Al. Horn.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.
Al Horn last week received a heavy consignment of boots and shoes, which he has, by close packing, stowed away on his shelves and in his drawers, and his store is now full as a tick.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
The Traveler informs its readers that Al. Horn has stored away in his drawers a heavy consignment of boots and shoes.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.
                                                            Business Notes.
Al Horn has been fitting up for the fall season with a choice stock of boots and shoes, of the most approved make, and adapted to all uses.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.
AL. HORN, The oldest established Boot and Shoe House In the City. He now offers an entirely new stock of BOOTS, SHOES, AND RUBBERS, from the best manufacturers, cheaper than any other shoe dealer in the city.
                                                     Sign of the “BIG BOOT.”
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
We Invite Attention to our Large Stock of Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers just received. It will pay you to come to AL. HORN’S SHOE STORE.
Gents’ Shoes in Button, Lace, and Congress from $1.50 to $7.00.
Ladies’ Kid Button Boots from 90 cents to $6.00.
Men’s Kip Boots from $1.50 to $5.00
                                                            LOW PRICES.
                                                               AL. HORN.
                                                             Sign Big Boot.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.

$7,000 Worth must be closed out in the NEXT 60 DAYS. We have the Goods, and they must be sold. Every Pair will be sold at ACTUAL COST to make room for our Immense Spring Stock. Now is your time for Bargains at AL. HORN’S.
                                                         SIGN BIG BOOT.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Adams Express office one door south of Al. Horn’s boot and shoe store.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
The best thing in the world is our Great Sale of BOOT AND SHOES.
$7,000 Worth must be closed out in the NEXT 60 DAYS.
We have the Goods, and they must be sold. Every Pair will be sold at Actual Cost to make room for our Immense Spring Stock. Now is your time for Bargains at
                                                             AL. HORN’S
                                                         SIGN BIG BOOT.


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