[Also: Other Hunts In Beaver Township.]
Hunt. Beaver Township.
1878. Hunt, B. Y., 53. Spouse, A. M., 55. [P. O. Address: A. C.]
1879. Hunt, B. Y., 55. Spouse, Anna, 57.
1881. Hunt, B. Y., 56. Spouse, Amanda, 53.
1881. Hunt, Edward E., 23. Spouse, I. M., 24.
1881. Hunt, G. N. 34.
1881. Hunt, R. P., 21.
1882. Hunt, E. E., 24. Spouse, Julia M., 25.
1882. Hunt, G. N., 35. Spouse, Mary W., 33.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
[REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.]
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
Last Saturday the Republican Delegate Convention met at this place and, notwithstanding the day was stormy and disagreeable, all the townships were represented except Creswell. The following named gentlemen were the delegates.
Beaver Township: T. W. Morris, B. Y. Hunt, and L. M. Kennedy.
[BEAVER CORRESPONDENT: “HORATIUS.”]
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
Centennial scholars deserving special mention for excellence in recitation, attendance, and deportment are George Beach, Edward Hunt, Robert Hunt, John Williams, Willie Holtby, Dick Holtby, Sheridan Teeter, Alonzo Banfille, Oscar McCulloch, Rowell Browning, Clara Browning, Jessie Browning, Nelly Holtby, and Maggie Teter.
[CORRESPONDENCE FROM “ARCANUM”—BEAVER.]
Arkansas City Traveler, August 28, 1878.
BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus Hunt no longer repine in sorrow for an heir to inherit their wealth, as on the evening of the 24th, they were blessed with a smiling lump of that article that brings a cradle into requisition. No wonder Gus favored the school bonds.
Mrs. B. Y. Hunt...Pleasant Valley.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.
DIED. Mrs. B. Y. Hunt, of Pleasant Valley township, died last Saturday.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 10, 1880.
Mr. B. Y. Hunt, one of Beaver Township’s best citizens, and a warm friend of the TRAVELER, was in town yesterday. We had quite a pleasant chat with him in the course of which he stated that he had on his farm two full-blooded Durham cows that could not be beat anywhere either for size or milking qualities.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1881.
MARRIED. Married at Salt City on February 18th, 1881, by Elder Broadbent, Mr. Bartlett Y. Hunt, of Pleasant Valley township, to Mrs. A. M. Graham of Salt City.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 27, 1881.
Mr. B. Y. Hunt sold his farm, of forty acres, for $1,160 cash. Mr. Hunt talks of engaging in the stock business.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.
A New Enterprise. C. T. Hayden, of Oswego, Labette County, Kansas, and B. Y. Hunt, at present a resident of the same city, but formerly one of the pioneers of Cowley County, are in the city this week in the interest of a new process of tanning hides, invented by Mr. Hayden, and also with the design of establishing a tanyard at this place. The new way is denominated “The Lightning Tanning Process,” and it is claimed for it that it will thoroughly finish the process of tanning in the same number of days as has heretofore been required in months. By its use, sheep skin can be thoroughly tanned in three minutes, and the heaviest sole leather needs but eighteen days instead of eighteen months. The specimens exhibited were, in our opinion, of excellent quality and of fine finish.
That Arkansas City is a place where a tanyard can be operated with profit is apparent to all. There are a great number of animals slaughtered here every year, and the hides of animals killed in the territory are brought to this place for sale.
If the skins were tanned here, the bills for freighting the raw hides to other places, and the cost for distribution would be saved and the only cost would be for shipping the product. This is a subject for thought for our citizens. The statements made seem incredulous, but if the inventor will demonstrate what he affirms and completes the time named to the observer, the proof will be more satisfactory. We understand the gentleman intends to do this, and if he does and the experiment is satisfactory, we trust some of our citizens will engage in the business.
[Note: E. E. Hunt, Beaver township, evidently moved later to Pleasant Valley township. Either that or there were two men by the name of “E. E. Hunt.”]
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
The drawing of the petit jury resulted in the selection of the following.
Beaver. E. E. Hunt.
[CORRESPONDENTS: PLEASANT VALLEY. — “COUNTRY JAKE.”]
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
Mr. Bob Hunt has added forty acres to his farm, for which he paid sixteen hundred dollars.
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.
E. E. Hunt. Jury fee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Mr. E. E. Hunt, of Beaver township, marketed a hog last Saturday that netted him $20.50. The swine medium is a grand one through which to cage the “filthy lucre.”
HACKNEY HAPPENINGS. “JACK.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Prof. Thos. Hadley took the train at our station last Wednesday for his home near Emporia. He spent the past two months doing missionary work among the Indians in the Nation and visited two weeks in this community with his niece, Mrs. Gus. Hunt. Prof. Hadley has spent twenty-five years of his life among several of the tribes of Indians in the Territory, and speaks several of their dialects fluently. He was for a long time agent for the Kaws and principal of their school. He is an enthusiast on Indian civilization through the means of education.
PLEASANT VALLEY. “COUNTRY JAKE.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
Mr. E. Hunt has been buying stock hogs. He says that he has got as many now as he wants to buy corn to feed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Mr. E. E. Hunt, of Constant, called on us Tuesday. He has a curiosity at home in the way of a cow who is bringing up three pigs, nursing them in the regular way, and treats them as her own offspring. They in return regard her as their mother and feel more tony than other swine.