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W. S. (Sherb.) Hunt

                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.

Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color    Place/birth              Where from
W. S. Hunt             31    m    w New Hampshire
M. G. Hunt             23     f     w      Indiana
Irving Hunt             8m   m    w Kansas
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Emporia News, February 25, 1870.
CRESSWELL. This new town (formerly called Delphi) at the mouth of the Walnut seems to promise good things. The town company consists of Messrs. Plumb, Stotler, Norton, Eskridge, and Kellogg, of Emporia; Judge Brown and H. L. Hunt, of Cottonwood Falls; Kellogg & Bronson, of El Dorado; Baker & Manning, of Augusta; and Messrs. G. H. Norton, Strain, Brown, Moore, and Wilkinson on the site.
Mr. John Morris, of this place, is intending to open a grocery store there speedily. The company have the material to start a newspaper as soon as circumstances will permit. The company have not yet received a title to the land, but hold it as yet by the border law. They make good offers to all actual settlers. Having 160 acres of timber adjacent to the town site, they offer a lot and the necessary timber to any person who will build a log house, and proportional bounties to those who make more costly improvements.
Mr. Clarke’s bill, to remove the Osage Indians and open the land to actual settlers, recently received a decided majority in a test vote in the House of Representatives; and the Senate committee has reported favorably upon a similar bill. It is almost certain that this will speedily become a law, and that the land will be dedicated to civilization within the next thirty days. There is already an immense rush of settlers in that direction. Thousands on thousands of fertile homesteads await the coming of the pioneer.
A considerable Welsh colony is already located upon the Arkansas bottoms, a short distance above Cresswell, the vanguard of a great host of most worthy, moral, industrious, intelligent people.
Cresswell is an excellent site for merchants, mechanics, mill-wrights, and all classes of workers. Owing to its position at the convergence of several of the finest valleys in Kansas, and only seven or eight miles from the southern border, it must be the center of a great traffic with the Indian tribes and the military posts. The soil and climate are especially adapted to livestock, hoed crops, and fruits.
Messrs. Hunt & Fawcett, of this place, have located there, intending to embark in the fruit and nursery business. No point in the State is better provided with building materials—
sand, timber, clay, sandstone, and the choicest magnesian limestone. For young men of energy and enterprise, seeking new homes on the border, we know of no better site than Creswell.
The place wants, immediately, a hotel, stores of different sorts, a sawmill, and a full representation of the various mechanical trades. For all these, the town company offer good inducements. Who speaks first?

Emporia News, March 25, 1870.
                      Change in Proprietorship -OF- NEOSHO VALLEY NURSERY.
HAVING decided to locate at Cresswell, I have sold the Neosho Valley Nursery to John Fawcett and Sherb. Hunt. Their motto, like mine, will be good stock at fair prices, and true to name. MAX FAWCETT.
Emporia News, March 25, 1870.
                                                        Shade Trees Planted.
We are now ready to receive orders for planting shade trees. FAWCETT & HUNT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 3, 1873.
                                                  MARRIAGE LICENSES.
The following marriage licenses were issued out of the Probate Judge’s Office for the month of June. William S. Hunt and Mary L. Grimes.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1876.
Strawberry Plants, 75 cents per 100; one mile north of town. W. S. HUNT.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1876.
BLACKBERRIES are healthy fruit to eat. You’d have thought so to have seen a gallon disappear from the sight of our office boys, the other day, when Sherb. Hunt treated.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1876.
SHERB. HUNT will please accept our thanks for a goodly quantity of delicious grapes last Saturday: the first of the season.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1876.
WAGON. A good second hand wagon for sale, or will trade for a good work pony.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876. Editorial Page.
Creswell: Delegates, I. H. Bonsall, Nathan Hughes, Geo. McIntire, O. P. Houghton, H. D. Kellogg, and Wm. M. Sleeth. Alternates, A. A. Newman, R. A. Houghton, T. C. Bird, W. H. Speers, Elisha Parker, and W. S. Hunt.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1876.
SHERB HUNT left us a grape vine measuring five feet long, that contains forty-seven bunches of Delaware grapes.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1876.
A meeting was called to form a Hayes and Wheeler club on Friday evening, September 1, at E. B. Kager’s office. Wm. Sleeth was chosen chairman of the meeting. On motion S. P. Channell was elected President of the club; C. M. Scott, Vice President; C. R. Mitchell, Secretary; I. H. Bonsall, Corresponding Secretary; W. S. Hunt, Treasurer.
Wm. Sleeth, E. R. Thompson, and H. P. Farrar were appointed as committee on constitution and by laws.
On motion E. B. Kager, Geo. Allen, Wm. Sleeth, A. W. Patterson, and W. D. Mowry were appointed an executive committee.
On motion E. R. Thompson, H. G. Bentley, and W. D. Mowry were appointed a committee on music, with power to form a glee club.

Moved and seconded that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the TRAVELER; also a notice of the next meeting of the club, and an invitation extended to all Republicans in the country adjoining to join the club.
After listening to remarks from Messrs. Kager, Scott, Rev. Thompson and others, the meeting adjourned, to meet Thursday night, September 7. S. P. CHANNELL, Pres.
C. R. MITCHELL, Sec’y.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 18, 1876.
MRS. W. S. HUNT has been very sick. She is some better today, and there are hopes of a favorable termination. Dr. Alexander is in attendance.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 29, 1876.
JUDGE T. McINTIRE has resigned the office of Justice of the Peace in this Township in favor of W. Sherb. Hunt.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
New Years Festival of the M. E. Church.
Programme of Committees.
HALL COMMITTEE. Mr. Wolf, W. York, C. Swarts, Wm. Gibby, S. Hunt.
ART GALLERY. Mr. & Mrs. Bonsall, W. S. Hunt, Miss T. Bowers.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
W. S. HUNT announces himself ready to attend to all matters pertaining to real estate, and will buy and sell land, pay taxes, execute transfer papers, etc. Mr. Hunt has been a long time resident of Cowley County, and is familiar with every portion of it. Give him a call at Bonsall’s Gallery.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
MULES FOR SALE. Team, wagon, and harness. W. S. HUNT.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.
SHERB HUNT will sell his household goods on the 31st.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.
A SUIT was held before Justice Hunt last week between Houghton & McLaughlin and Pittman, for an amount due on account. The first parties gained the suit. C. R. Mitchell was attorney for plaintiff, and E. B. Kager, for defendant.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.
MR. HARVEY DWYER has sold his farm and is going to Califor­nia. B. F. Nesmite will accompany him. W. S. Hunt, of this place, also expects to start in a few weeks.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.
Real Estate agents have loomed up like mushrooms within the last two weeks. Mitchell & Channell, Walton & Hoffmaster, W. S. Hunt, J. L. Huey, and some others have expressed the determina­tion to engage in the business. It is a branch of business that has been somewhat neglected heretofore, and we are glad to see the institution well represented.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1877.
AUCTION. I will sell at my residence in Arkansas City, at 10 o’clock a.m., on Saturday, March 31st, 1877, my household effects, consisting of furniture, stoves, dishes, etc.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.

SHERB HUNT’s house came very near being destroyed by fire last Friday. It caught from the stove pipe.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
In the race for Mayor last Monday, H. D. Kellogg received 72 votes, Major Sleeth 40, and Rev. Thompson 1.
For Police Judge, James Christian received 112 votes, and Rev. David Thompson 1.
For Councilmen, Jas. Benedict received 72, E. P. Farrar 72, Jas. I. Mitchell 72, H. Godehard 71, I. H. Bonsall 71, A. A. Newman 40, O. P. Houghton 40, E. D. Eddy 40, J. A. Loomis 40, Dr. J. T. Shepard 40, Rev. Wingar 1, Rev. Swarts 1, Rev. Will York 1, L. C. Norton 1, J. C. Topliff 3, Sherb Hunt 1.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
MR. CRIM left for Colorado yesterday. Nesmite, Dwyer, Sherb. Hunt, John Grimes, and A. O. Porter start for California and Oregon soon, and Austin Bailey has left for Emporia.


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