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A. W. McCarty

                                                 Wellington, Geuda Springs.
                                        Ran a Boarding House or Small Hotel.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
Typo sends us the following items from Geuda Springs, which will no doubt be of interest to most of our readers.
“The springs have taken a new boom within the past ten days, houses are springing up in every direction. Two new, two-story, boarding houses, and a number of residences have been commenced this week. The Chicago Lumber Co. have opened a yard here, and have built a neat office. Messrs. Hubbell and Reilly of Caldwell have just identified themselves with the new town. Mr. Reilly bought the Ward place (ten acres) between the old and new town, on Tuesday, for $1,000. They let the contract for a business house opposite the springs, and have obligated themselves to build a two-story stone or brick house this summer. We have now five boarding houses, all two-story but one, but the need of a larger hotel is felt more and more every day. Why is it that some man with money does not see this chance for a splendid investment? Some two or three hundred visitors were at the springs Sunday, and the number will increase every week from this time. We have now three groceries, two dry-goods, and two drug houses, and nearly fifty dwellings built and contracted for. Dr. Perry is just finishing the last of his ten cottages, he will furnish them all. Mr. McCarty of Wellington is building a small hotel, and quite a number of strangers are here looking out for a chance to invest.”
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1882.
Geuda Springs.
Cutler has a very neat drug store.
Geuda Springs are simply booming.
Mr. Foss has put up a new business house.
F. L. Davis has had his residence completed sometime.
McIntire & Ferguson are building a large addition to their livery stable.
Buildings are being completed, almost every day, and are occupied as soon as completed.
Visitors are here from most of the states in the Union, and all claim to be highly pleased with the waters.
Rev. Post, P. E., from Wichita, has just commenced building a residence, and will soon be down with his family.
Mrs. Howard is building a summer residence here, and D. A. McIntire has also just commenced building his residence.
J. A. Notestine has about completed his boarding house, and A. W. McCarty is building his as rapidly as men and money can do it.
Dr. Perry will have his ten cottages completed and furnished in about ten days, and they will be rented only to invalids desiring to visit the Springs for their health.

Geo. W. Riley [Reilly], of Caldwell, is building a good business house, which will be occupied as a store by Mr. Hubbell, formerly of Caldwell. Riley [Reilly] has also bought the O. J. Ward ten acres at $80 per acre.
We need a large hotel badly. Someone with capital can here find an investment that will pay more interest than any we know of. It is only a question of a short time when capitalists will take hold of a large hotel here, as a house with 200 rooms would be filled to overflowing in thirty days, and would remain full the year round.
A. W. Patterson’s house is about completed, as well as many others too numerous to mention. G. W.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 31, 1883.
[From the Geuda Springs Herald.]
It is rumored that we are to have another saloon.
The carpenters resumed work on our building Tuesday and it now begins to show up a little.
The Oklahoma boomers are gathering at Arkansas City. Meetings are being held all over this part of the State and the colony is rapidly increasing in numbers.
Hilliard, Patterson & Co. intend erecting a new livery stable here at once. It will be a frame building 30 x 60 feet in size, situated on First Street, opposite Musgrove’s store. This will make three good livery stables here.
R. C. Noble, of Todd’s Point, Illinois, subscribed twenty-five dollars towards the erection of a Methodist church here. The building will probably be commenced as soon as the weather opens favorable. Several hundred dollars have already been secured.
Mr. Ward expects to lay off four blocks of town lots on the northwest corner of his place next week. We understand that he has already been offered as high as two hundred dollars apiece for some of his lots. These lots are on the Cowley County side of Main Street just south of McCarty’s hotel.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.
Geuda Mineral Springs. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of December, A. D. 1883, at 10 o’clock a.m. of said day, at the office of C. R. Mitchell, at the Geuda Mineral Springs, in Cowley County, Kansas, the books of the Geuda Mineral Springs Co., a corporation under the laws of the state of Kansas, will be opened for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said corporation.
The authorized capital of said corporation is $250,000, divided into 10,000 non-assessable shares of $25 each. J. W. HOWARD, C. R. MITCHELL, J. S. WYNANT, GEO. M. BAUGH, A. W. McCARTY, Directors.


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