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                                                   Judge Timothy McIntire

Timothy McIntire was born in New Hampshire in 1819, the son of David and Mary McIntire. He was raised in his native state. In 1850 he removed to Maine, where he remained until 1854. Timothy brought his family (Catherine and four children - ages 15 to 2 years) to Boston, Mass. He joined the sixth party of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. They left Boston, Massachusetts, November 21, 1854, on the steamship “Genoa” and went to St. Louis, Missouri, and from there they went to Kansas City on the steamship “Lenora.” He may have walked to Lawrence, Kansas, where he caught another steamship, the “Kansas Rover,” on which he traveled to an area now known as Topeka. Timothy McIntire was one of the first settlers of that place. He became a member of the original town association. He engaged at his trade, which was that of a stone mason.
In 1858, he removed to Emporia in Lyon County, and was elected probate judge of that county in 1864, which office he held for two terms. He was Justice of the peace for ten years.
In 1870 he removed to Cowley County, and located at Arkansas City. He was elected a member of the legislature in 1872.
Sometime in 1872 Timothy, accompanied by George Henry, his oldest son, and Betsy Jane Osgood, his oldest daughter, and Betsy Jane Osgood’s husband abruptly sold their land and moved south to the Arkansas City and Winfield area in Cowley County.
Timothy McIntire was married June 23, 1839, to Miss Catherine J. Hill, daughter of Henry Hill, a native of Claremont, New Hampshire. Catherine J. Hill McIntire died at Arkansas City March 14, 1889. They had four children.
Timothy McIntire remarried May 12, 1893, Mary P. Skinner, widow of Judge Skinner, in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Betty Jane (Betsy) McIntire was born September 1839 in New Hampshire. She  married Edward A. Osgood. Betsy Jane McIntire Osgood died in Arkansas City December 25, 1921. Her husband, Edward A. Osgood, was born August 17, 1840, and died September 23, 1919.
George Henry McIntire was born March 4, 1844. He married Mary Rozella Champlin.
Mary Rozella Champlin was born December 27, 1847, and died August 5, 1917.
Albert Timothy McIntire was born October 12, 1847, in New Hampshire. He died March 26, 1926. He married Sara Elizabeth Noe, who was born May 12, 1852, and died in 1948.  After her death he moved to Emporia, Kansas.
Charles Martin McIntire was born November 12, 1852, in Dixfield, Maine. He died July 29, 1923. He married Laura May Gregg. Laura May Gregg McIntire was born March 30, 1864 and died April 1, 1937.

From newspaper accounts...MAW
Emporia News, September 17, 1869.
DISTRICT COURT, Lyon County, in session since Monday last. Judge J. H. Watson, presiding. We are indebted to F. G. Hunt, Esq., deputy clerk, for the following proceedings.

Timothy McIntire vs. H. G. Fant. Dismissed by agreement. Ruggles & Plumb for plaintiff; Almerin Gillett for defendant.
Am confused...was Albert T. McIntire also Timothy McIntire??? MAW
Emporia News, April 22, 1870.
MARRIED. At the residence of E. A. Osgood, on Sunday, April 10th, 1870, by F. G. Hunt, Esq., Mr. Albert T. McIntire and Sarah E. Noe, both of Lyon County.
Emporia News, August 19, 1870.
[List of Republican committee members of Lyon County...includes T. McIntire, Fremont Township.]
Emporia News, August 25, 1871.
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
We found here a large number of old Emporia men in business, among whom we may mention O. P. Houghton, Judge McIntire and sons, the Mortons, Charley Sipes, Mr. Page, Mr. Beck, and others. They are all doing well, and have unlimited faith in their town and county.
Was George listed below the father of Timothy, George, and Charles??? This is really very confusing to me. MAW
Emporia News, September 8, 1871.
                                                        THE SOUTHWEST.
                                            COWLEY COUNTY SOD CORN.
The largest ears of corn we have seen this year were from a field of sod-corn in Cowley County. George McIntire, of Arkansas City, brought them up. He says it is believed that some fields will turn off as high as 80 bushels to the acre.
Again, am at a loss at to which file this belongs in...refers to Judge McIntire. MAW
Walnut Valley Times, September 8, 1871.
At a large meeting of the people of Arkansas City, held August 28th, A. D. Keith, H. O. Meigs, and Judge McIntire were elected directors in the Walnut Valley Railroad Company.
Emporia News, September 22, 1871.
McIntire & Son mean business. Nine tons of goods were brought in by them in July; ten tons in August; three tons already this month, and tomorrow they will send out six teams for more goods. Arkansas City Traveler.
The McIntire’s formerly lived here, and their numerous friends will be glad to hear of their prosperity.
Next article refers to Judge T. McIntire and T. McIntire...???
Walnut Valley Times, October 20, 1871. Front Page.
                                                PEOPLES’ CONVENTION.
The delegates from the several precincts to the Peoples’ Convention met at Winfield on Saturday, Sept. 30th, at 2 o’clock, P. M., and nominated the following officers:
For Representative, Judge T. McIntire, of Arkansas City.
For County Clerk, A. A. Jackson, of Winfield.
For Treasurer, E. B. Kager, of Arkansas City.
For Register of Deeds, J. H. Paul, of Vernon Township.
For Supt. Public Instruction, I. P. Hickok, of Winfield.

For Coroner, Manley Hemingway, of Windsor Township.
For County Commissioners for District No. 1, Mr. Phillips; District No. 2, H. L. Gilstrap; District No. 3, E. Simpson.
The ballots were as follows:
For Representative, J. H. Paul, 18, T. McIntire, 22, J. B. Fairbanks, 8, R. B. Saffold, 2.
For County Clerk, A. A. Jackson was elected by acclamation.
For Sheriff, first ballot, a tie, second ballot: James Parker, 25, James Hart, 17.
For Treasurer, Kager, 32, J. P. Short, 11.
For Register of Deeds, J. F. Paul, 22; T. A. Hunt, 15; W. H. Dobyns, 4.
Manley Hemingway, I. P. Hickok, and three Commissioners were elected by acclamation.
This ticket gives more general satisfaction, and is a fairer distribution of offices than any ever before nominated. Arkansas Traveler.
Cowley County Censor, October 28, 1871.
                                           GROUSE CREEK, Oct. 22nd, 1871.
Judging a few items from this locality will be of sufficient interest to the readers of the CENSOR for their perusal, I will give them the few items on hand.
HE THEN GOES ON AND ON ABOUT POLITICS...SOME FELLER HAS DECIDED TO GO INDEPENDENT AT ELECTION TIME AS HE THINKS THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION AT WINFIELD WAS RIGGED...         “He says that the republicans of the county were not all represented, and that chicanery ruled the convention, and that the primary convention held at Winfield was fraudulent. These, with a number of other petty charges composed the main part of the so-called speech. He charges Judge McIntire with the intention of cutting 12 miles off the northern part of the county, and thereby damage the best interests of Winfield and the county. After stating thus what his opponents would do, he then descanted liberally on the intellectuality possessed by his audience (this was due the audience as most of them endorsed his course), and what benefit a normal school would be if it could be established in this county. In closing he promised the audience that as soon as he got our ideas brightened up a little he would meet the republican nomi­nee, his opponent, and give him “the best in the shop,” if his documents arrived in season.”
One more item suggests itself and that is this: The people over here know but very little about the ability and experience of the candidates; therefore, it is to be hoped that the candi­dates will deem it their duty to canvass this portion of the county and let the people know what views are entertained by them regarding the many interests of the county and the people. MORE ANON.
Walnut Valley Times, November 17, 1871.
                                                              SOLD OUT.
Under the above heading, the Cowley County Censor has a long article accusing the people of Arkansas City of being in league with Eldorado to elect Cameron to the Senate, we make some extracts.

“One of the many evidences of double dealing with the people of Arkansas City and its home candidate practiced is the manner in which J. M. Alexander, of this place, was treated. The Colonel was the regular nominee of the Republican party for State Senator. His name was printed upon all the regular Republican tickets, but the “People’s” tickets, which were printed in Arkansas City, did not contain the Colonel’s name.
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“Colonel Alexander, in his speech at Winfield, explained the duplicity of Arkansas City, and charged them with being in league with Eldorado to elect Cameron, who was running for Senator from this district, as the division candidate. The result has proved that Arkansas City was working “on the sly,” for Cameron. A letter was seen in Arkansas City by one of our citizens the same day that Mr. McIntyre [McIntire] was here, in which the whole programme of electing Cameron to the State Senate was set forth. The vote of Arkansas City, on Tuesday last, shows how innocent or ignorant Mr. McIntyre must have been. It shows how deep they have buried the hatchet of discord. It shows how much they are opposed to a division of this County. It shows how well they have sold those citizens of Winfield and the County, who cooperated with them in good faith. It shows how well Colonel Alexander divined their motives, and how well deserved was the scoring he gave them at the meeting here the night before the election. Cameron, the candidate who is in favor of a division of our County, received one hundred and sixty-six votes in Arkansas City, while Colonel Alexander, who is opposed to such division, received four votes. The Colonel has, in the past, been the friend of that little burg; perhaps he will not be in the future.”
Editor Murdock responded:
We profess to know something about the movement to elect Cameron to the State Senate, and will try and enlighten the Censor on the subject.
According to the decision of the Attorney General, and prominent lawyers of the State, the new apportionment for Kansas will not go into effect until next year. Three or four politi­cians in this new Senatorial District came to the conclusion, a few weeks before the election, that a senator might get his seat this winter, if elected from this District.
A call was pub­lished, signed by Hutchinson of Wichita, McDermott, of Cowley County, and Lauck of Butler County, calling a Senatorial Conven­tion at Douglass, to nominate a State Senator for this District. We referred to the call at the time, and stated that the new apportionment did not go into effect until next year, and of course we were not entitled to a new Senator. We also stated that the gentlemen above named had no right whatever to call a convention to nominate a State Senator. We never learned who went to Douglass to the Convention, but know positively that the Republicans of this County were not repre­sented at the conven­tion.
After the announcement that Col. (?) Alexander, of Winfield, was nominated for Senator, for this District, we at once deter­mined not to support him. We know nothing of Alexander only from hearsay. He may be a Republican—he may be a good man, and in every way worthy of being nominated for State Senator, but we will not support men for office under such circumstances.
Had he been properly nominated, by the Republicans of the District, we would have supported him.

But a few days before the election we of Eldorado Township concluded to vote for our fellow townsman, Judge W. J. Cameron. Letters were written to Arkansas City, Wichita, and to Sumner County, stating that the Republicans of Butler County were not in favor of Alexander, and would not support him. It was also stated that we would vote for Cameron. Judge Cameron was not announced, as a candidate, but at the same time, he scooped Alexander in this County. We are glad to know that Arkansas City, and other towns in the District, did not support Alexander. We do not know who is elected, but we do know that Butler County squarely repudiated Alexander. We hope the editor of the Censor will not abuse Republicans of Cowley County for refusing to vote for a man who was improperly brought before the people. We hope that no Republican paper in this District will support any measure that smacks of fraud, or corruption.
Walnut Valley Times, December 1, 1871.
McIntire, the Representative elect from Cowley County, pledged himself in writing against the division of that County. How is it, then, that the Traveler favors division?          Republican.
If the moon points down in the spring of the year, why is it that a rooster will fly over the fence instead of crawling through it?
Walnut Valley Times, March 29, 1872.
We are happy to inform our readers that the indications now are that the Kansas Pacific Railway Company will commence work on our Walnut Valley railroad within a short time. The President of the K. P. has assured a number of individuals, including Judge McIntire, of this place, that his company is ready to build the road this season if the local franchises can be secured. It is now time for Cowley County to take hold in earnest. No need to be deprived of the advantages of a railroad longer than the time actually required to build it.       Arkansas Traveler.
Walnut Valley Times, April 19, 1872.
Directors present: C. N. James, Sec., M. M. Jewett, Treas., L. B. Snow, H. O. Meigs, A. J. Uhl, D. A. Millington, J. M. Rayburn, J. C. Becker, and J. M. Alexander.
H. O. Meigs had the proxies of A. D. Keith and T. McIntire, authorizing him to cast their votes on any business that may come before the meeting of Directors.
They came up with Resolution: That this company shall immediately take such steps as will insure the building of the Walnut Valley Railroad as speedily as possible.
Walnut Valley Times, April 26, 1872.

Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872. Recap.
Nominations were then made for delegates to the two Conven­tions to be held in Topeka September 11th, 1872. A. A. Jackson and R. B. Saffold, with S. D. Oaks and T. B. Ross as alternates were nominated to one Convention, and A. Walton, T. McIntire with H. N. Deming and T. A. Blanchard, alternates to the other, for the purpose of nominating State officers, Electors, and Congressmen. (State Republican convention for national election.)
Winfield Messenger, Friday, October 11, 1872. Front Page.
Convention called to order by A. N. Deming, Chairman of Central Committee. Committee on organization was appointed and reported Judge McIntire as chairman and W. M. Allison as secre­tary. Committee on resolutions was appointed: Judge R. B. Saffold; C. P. Spaulding, H. H. Constant. Short speeches made by A. N. Deming, A. Walton, Mr. Chase, and others.
Results of informal ballot for representatives.
A. N. Deming, 26; C. P. Spaulding, 6; J. G. Young, 2. Mr. Spaulding withdrew; on his motion, A. V. Deming was nominated by acclamation.
Results of informal ballot for District Clerk: J. E. Dunn received 19, Mr. Boutwell 10, Kerns 2. A formal ballot was then taken, which gave 22 for Dunn and 13 for Boutwell. On motion of Mr. Boutwell, J. E. Dunn was nominated by acclamation.
PROBATE JUDGE: Formal ballot, J. J. Johnson received 24, A. A. Jackson 5, Boutwell 2. Johnson was declared the nominee.
COUNTY ATTORNEY: Judge R. B. Saffold was nominated by acclamation.
SUPT. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. Dr. D. N. Egbert was nominated by acclamation.
The following Delegates and alternates were appointed to attend the Senatorial and Judicial conventions to be held at Wichita the 12th inst.: Judge R. C. Saffold, Judge McIntire, J. F. Paul, and C. P. Spaulding. Alternates: T. H. Benning, Dr. Wilkins, A. Walton, and W. M. Allison.
After the election of R. B. Saffold, J. F. Paul, and A. Jackson, as County Executive Committee, the convention adjourned. W. M. ALLISON, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
                                                 Commissioner’s Proceeding.
                                              COWLEY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                        Cowley County, Kan., April 16th, 1874.
The following is a list of bills allowed by the Board of County Commissioners at their last regular meeting, showing the amount to whom allowed, and for what purpose.

Judges of Election: U. H. Demott $4.50; John Liston, $2.00; R. I. Theaker, $2.00; T. H. Morris, $2.00; Warren Wood, $2.00; W. A. Freeman, $3.90; D. M. Patton, $6.00; J. H. Patton, $2.00; J. Q. Searle, $2.00; Tim. McIntire, $2.00; D. Thompson, $4.50; A. J. Pyburn, $2.00; T. R. Bryan, $2.00; D. A. Merydith, $5.00; G. L. Burdett, $2.00; John Mosier, $2.00; C. Sprague, $2.00; J. H. Pricket, $5.70; A. Weatherhead, $2.00; Wm. Adkinson, $2.00; Adam Walk, $5.00; A. McKinley, $2.00; Isaac Onstott, $2.00; P. J. Copple, $4.00; R. S. Strother, $5.00; W. M. Gillard, $2.00; Wm. Jenkins, $2.00; Thos. Shaver, $7.00; A. A. Mills, $2.00; T. L. Thompson, $2.00; John Boon, $7.00; F. M. Ross, $2.00; J. J. Smith, $2.00; T. H. Henderson, $2.00; H. H. Constant, $3.60; M. L. Devore, $2.00; Robert Thirsk, $2.00; H. L. Busher, $4.80; S. B. Johnson, $2.00; J. W. Miller, $2.00; N. J. Larkin, $4.30; S. D. Groom, $2.00; Wm. White, $4.40; G. H. Williams, $2.00; J. M. Barrick, $2.00; A. P. Brooks, $4.80; S. F. Draper, $2.00; T. P. Carter, $2.00; W. Ketcham, $2.00; M. B. Hennon, $5.80; I. How, $2.00; B. A. Davis, $5.00; J. N. Fleharty, $2.00; W. M. Butterfield, $2.00; J. B. Smith, $4.20; C. D. Willeston, $2.00; D. Terrill, $2.00; G. W. Foughty, $3.80; J. G. Young, $2.00; J. M. Marks, $2.00; G. C. Swasey, $3.90; T. A. Blanchard, $2.00; D. B. Ware, $2.00; M. Hemenway, $2.00; H. D. Gans, $2.00; H. D. Wilkins, $5.00; J. D. Cochran, $2.00; W. Williams, $2.00; J. P. Short, $3.00.
Other bills:
Timothy McIntire, Justice of the Peace: $3.70
G. H. McIntire, Constable: $12.50
T. McIntire. J. P.: $4.40
G. H. McIntire, Constable: $11.80
T. McIntire, J. P.: $5.25
G. H. McIntire, Constable: $6.80
Note to file: Above was very hard to follow. Redid the entire article in order to place it in George and Timothy McIntire files. Some of the names given in paper do not seem to be correct. When I redid this, I also corrected (or tried to) some of the names. MAW 7/15/1999
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874. Commissioner’s Proceeding.
                                               COWLEY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                         Cowley County, Kan., April 16th, 1874.
The following is a list of bills allowed by the Board of County Commissioners at their last regular meeting, showing the amount to whom allowed, and for what purpose.
Judges of Election.

Wm. Adkinson, $2.00; J. M. Barrick, $2.00; T. W. Blanchard, $2.00; John Boon, $7.00; A. P. Brooks, $4.80; T. R. Bryan, $2.00; G. L. Burdett, $2.00; H. L. Busher, $4.80; W. M. Butterfield, $2.00; T. P. Carter, $2.00; J. D. Cochran, $2.00; H. H. Constant, $3.60; P. J. Copple, $4.00; B. A. Davis, $5.00; W. H. DeMott, $4.50; M. L. Devore, $2.00; S. F. Draper, $2.00; J. N. Fleharty, $2.00; G. W. Foughty, $3.80; W. A. Freeman, $3.90; H. D. Gans, $2.00; W. M. Gillard, $2.00; S. D. Groom, $2.00; M. Hemenway, $2.00; T. H. Henderson, $2.00; M. B. Hennon, $5.80; I. How, $2.00; Wm. Jenkins, $2.00; S. B. Johnson, $2.00; W. Ketcham, $2.00; N. J. Larkin, $4.30; John Liston, $2.00; J. M. Marks, $2.00; Tim. McIntire, $2.00; A. McKinley, $2.00; D. A. Merydith, $5.00; J. W. Miller, $2.00; A. A. Mills, $2.00; T. H. Morris, $2.00; John Mosier, $2.00; Isaac Onstott, $2.00; D. M. Patton, $6.00; J. H. Patton, $2.00; J. H. Pricket, $5.70; A. J. Pyburn, $2.00; F. M. Ross, $2.00; J. Q. Searle, $2.00; Thos. Shaver, $7.00; J. P. Short, $3.00; J. B. Smith, $4.20; J. J. Smith, $2.00; C. Sprague, $2.00; G. C. Swasey, $3.90; R. S. Strother, $5.00; D. Terrill, $2.00; R. I. Theaker, $2.00; Robert Thirsk, $2.00; D. Thompson, $4.50; T. L. Thompson, $2.00; Adam Walk, $5.00; D. B. Ware, $2.00; A. Weatherhead, $2.00; Wm. White, $4.40; H. D. Wilkins, $5.00; C. D. Willeston, $2.00; G. H. Williams, $2.00; W. Williams, $2.00; Warren Wood, $2.00; J. G. Young, $2.00.
Clerks of Election (each paid $2.00). [Two names not listed.]
Samuel Adams, T. H. Aley, Alvin Barris, J. W. Blair, M. L. Brooks, D. A. Byers, W. H. Clay, T. W. Emerson, W. Estes, J. C. Felton, L. Goodrich, J. N. Groom, C. B. Hall, J. W. Hamilton, Peter Hansen, Jessie Hines, L. Holcomb, S. J. Holebrit, H. H. Hooker, A. H. Hornemann, S. M. Jarvis, L. P. King, J. W. Ledlie, Chas. McClung, Jas. McDermott, G. H. McIntire, C. R. Miles, Ed Millard, S. S. Moore, A. J. Pickering, Isaac Shuster, John Stockdale, Wm. R. Stolp, C. M. Stowe, John Swain, J. B. Todd, J. B. Waggoner, J. Walbert, A. J. Walck, Samuel Watt, F. H. Werden, W. M. Wilson, C. M. Wood, Geo. Wright.
Other bills.
County Clerk: M. G. Troup, $90.15; $135.20; $108.60.
District Clerk: James Kelly, $12.00; $2.00.
Justice of the Peace: W. M. Boyer, $10.75; $7.50; $5.75; $2.20; $9.00.
Justice of the Peace: Timothy McIntire, $3.70; $5.25; $4.40.
Sheriff, R. L. Walker, paid as follows: $79.60; $30.25; $2.25; $14.25; $56.00; $2.00; $32.00; $73.50; $3.55; $4.15; $2.25.
Deputy Sheriff: J. L. M. Hill, $1.50; $2.00; $10.00.
Bailiff: Geo. L. Walker, $22.00; J. L. M. Hill, $18.00; T. A. Blanchard, $8.00.
Constable: Burt Covert, $55.60.
Constable: G. H. McIntire, $6.80, $12.50, $4.40, $11.80.
Constable: J. L. M. Hill, $9.65.
Jailor, Burt Covert: $36.00; $104.88; $17.77; $52.44; $8.00; $6.75.
Jailor, John M. Young, $21.33.
Guarding prisoner: C. Brintzenhoffer, $3.00; R. Fitzgerald, $3.00; W. Fritch, $2.00; Elmer Kinney, $1.00; G. M. Rouse, $1.00; Isaac Taylor, $1.00; J. W. Tull, $11.80; Fred  Ward, $2.00.
Witnesses: Robert Bailey, $7.50; G. W. Ballou, $8.50; Harrison Barton, $3.50; W. M. Boyer, $6.35, $3.00; Napoleon Bryant, $4.50; Burt Covert, $4.50, $.50, $1.50; W. E. Doud, $4.00; Wm. Fritch, $6.10; H. D. Gans, $6.10; Arthur Hane, $4.50; A. A. Jackson, $7.50; T. H. Johnson, $6.90; C. W. Jones, $5.70; T. J. Jones, $1.50; James Kirk, $3.00; Thomas Lawson, $4.50; C. Mayes, $7.70; Geo. Mayes, $7.70; J. E. Mayes, $7.70; G. H. McIntire, $9.50; E. Parker, $1.30; James Parker, $1.00; W. Parker, $1.30; Joseph Requa, $4.50; R. B. Saffold, $.50; Barney Shriver, $4.50; H. S. Silver, $3.00; C. S. Smith, $2.30; T. A. Suits, $3.00; T. H. Suits, $1.50; S. Tarrant, $3.00; Ben Townsend, $3.30; Geo. Walker, $4.50; R. L. Walker, $4.50; John Weiss, $2.50; A. Wood, $1.50; B. Wood, $1.50.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1874.
                                                     Horse Thieves Caught.

Two men, William Gilmore and Francis J. Seltz, who have been stopping at the mouth of Grouse for some weeks, and of whom we spoke last week, warning the people to look out for them, were overtaken and captured on the Shawkaska River, by Curry, Keho, Blair, and Roberts, last Sunday morning. The men took the horses from the Kaw Agency on Thursday night, came up Grouse Creek, and were going west. The horses belonged to Big and Little Lewis Pappan; half breed Kaw Indians. The horses were missed at daylight, and the Indians started in pursuit, tracking them all the way to Bolton Township, where they received the first news of them. Pappan’s horses were tired out and he persuaded the above mentioned men to follow them on Saturday night, by whom they were captured the next morning.
At sight of the men the thieves ran and were only stopped by the firing of Curry. Seltz received the shot from Curry’s carbine, the ball entering near the wrist and paralyzing his arm. At this, the thieves gave themselves up and begged to be well treated. On Monday morning they were arraigned before Justice McIntire and plead not guilty. The preliminary trial was waived, and the parties were bound over to appear at the district court in the sum of $1,000. Failing in bond, they went to jail.
Bill Gilmore is a man of about 26 years of age, over six feet tall, dark hair, intelligent expression, and mild counte­nance. He was born and raised in Arizona, and has spent most of his time on the border and among the Indians. In 1861 he was with General Custer, and carried dispatches from Camp Supply to Fort Dodge for General Sheridan, during the fight on the Washita. He is deeply prejudiced against Indians, and claims he would not have stolen from the whites. In conversation with Mr. Gilmore, we find him to be a well read and experienced man. Wild life and excitement is as familiar with him as his every day meal.
Francis J. Seltz is a younger man than Gilmore, with a countenance not as good or mild. He is a good conversationalist, however, and speaks fluently and rapidly. Seltz did not care to give his history, and was perfectly indifferent on some subjects. His life has been mostly confined to the east, until a few years past. He has had some difficult encounters, but only in self defense. He was free to say that he was a good shot with a carbine and could have killed the four men that were after him if he chose to, but did not want to do it.
With these additional captures, we should think horse thieves would choose some other locality for their operations. Traveler.
The thieves are now resting quietly in jail in this city.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1874.
                                                          SALT SPRINGS.
Judge Peffer, Col. J. C. McMullen, E. P. Kinne, Mr. Loomis, and several ladies, also the “Special Contrib­utor,” visited the salt works on the 6th. We found Judge McIntire superin-tendent of the works. Our July sun is doing the handsome thing for these just now, giving a product of a ton per week.
There are also springs containing, apparently, glauber’s salts and other minerals in solution. We concluded the “warm spring” to be caused by the action of the solar heat.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1874.
                                                          The Salt Springs.

In company with W. W. Walton, our efficient county surveyor, who kindly furnished the rig, we tripped over to the Salt Springs last Monday, where we arrived just in time for dinner, of which we were bountifully supplied at the “Mills” House. There we met J. T. Hall, formerly of the Valley House of this place, who expects to do the honors for the new Hotel, which they hope to build in a short time. After dinner we went down to see the “Springs,” which spurt out in a low flat, near the Arkansas River. There we found Judge McIntire and son, busy filling and refilling the vats, in which, by the action of the sun, the brine is crystallized.
There is plenty of salt in the water there; we know for we drank an abundance of it, and one or two of the springs seem to be impregnated with sulphur, for the water tastes just like rotten turkey eggs mixed in wet gun powder. It isn’t considered the most delicious drink in the world; in fact, few strangers take more than a taste, sometimes contenting themselves with the smell. But the people over there are hopeful that a fortune is certainly in store for them, and he would be foolhardy, indeed, who would intimate, to a dweller near the salt marsh, that such is not the case. Yea, better not say, that even gold and silver ore, is not to be found in plenty, when by the aid of machinery the bowels of the earth be properly torn up.
We were shown a handful of black sand by an enthusiastic individual, who insisted that we must have poor eye sight to fail to detect the golden particles mixed therewith.
Todd and Royal of Wichita have bought a quarter section of land near the springs, and expect, so we learned, to bore for coal in a short time. All agree that the coveted anthrax can be found at the trifling distance of from 700 to 1,000 feet.
The town is laid out very nicely on the hill a mile or so south of the Springs. There is one store, one saloon, and one blacksmith shop. The capacity of the works at present is about one ton per week, but it seems to us that it could, with the proper fixtures, be made to turn off 100 ton just as well. We do not predict any very great future for Remanto on account of the Springs alone.
Winfield Courier, February 25, 1875.
While Mr. McIntire was a member of the legislature from Cowley County, the Leavenworth members secured the passage of a law whereby about $60,000 of state and school taxes due from Leavenworth County were turned over to that county to be used in the construction of an expensive courthouse. Here was smartness for you.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1875.
                                                   Items From the Traveler.
In several reports we have seen Cowley County credited with thirty-five carloads of provisions. We have not received one-third of that amount.
Prof. Kellogg goes to Emporia this week.
DIED. Capt. Nipp’s child, a boy two years old, died of pneumonia last Saturday.
CITY OFFICERS. The following city officers were elected on Monday, April 5th.
For Mayor: S. P. Channell.
Councilmen: H. Godehard, E. D. Bowen, J. H. Sherburne, Dr. Shephard, and I. H. Bonsall.
Police Judge: T. McIntire.
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1875.

                                                       Reform Convention!
                        Meeting of the Unterrified and Slaughter of the Innocents!
                            The Republican Ticket Indorsed Almost Throughout!
The convention of self-styled Reformers met at the Court­house in this city last Saturday and organized with M. B. Leonard of Creswell, for Chairman, and C. G. Holland and Ed Millard, Secretaries.
The Committee on Resolutions, of which T. M. McIntire, of Creswell, was chairman, reported the following which, on motion, was rather meekly adopted.
1. Resolved, That the policy of further contraction of the currency at this time is calculated to bring financial ruin to the agricultural, manufacturing, and commercial interests of the country and will only be of advantage to the bond holders and money loaners of the East.
2. Resolved, That the National bank system was originated and has been sustained in the interest of the monied oligarchy of the East and has subserved no purpose save the protection of that interest at the expense of the productive and commercial inter­ests of the West.
3. Resolved, That the course of the administration in subsidizing the local press of the country by the appointment of partisan editors to federal offices is destructive of the inde­pendence and usefulness of the press and merits the hearty condemnation of all patriots.
4. Resolved, That competency and honesty being the quali­ties which should alone commend a candidate, we hereby pledge ourselves to the nominees of the convention so long as we remain convinced that they possess these qualifications and no longer.
                                                  T. M. McINTIRE, Chairman.
George Melville then read the programme, which was that nominations begin with Representative, then Treasurer, etc., down to Coroner, which programme was adopted with some misgivings on the part of the more wary, believing, as they did, that George had some hidden object in view.
W. P. Hackney, the Republican candidate, was the only nominee for Representative, the Reformers being out of that kind of timber.
A call being made for Mr. Hackney, that gentleman came forward and told the convention that he was a Republican and as he had been placed at the head of the Republican ticket by the County Central Committee, he would be pleased to receive the indorsement of the convention, etc. The convention then nominat­ed Mr. Hackney by acclamation with a few dissenting noes.
Nominations for Treasurer being in order, O. F. Boyle, of Winfield, and C. G. Handy, of Tisdale, were put on the track. Mr. Boyle’s friends were confident that they could run right off from Handy, but they didn’t know that the unknown Tisdale nag was ridden by a very light weight. The race was a close one, Mr. Handy winning it by one vote. Never was there a convention so badly taken by surprise. No one expected to nominate Mr. Handy and the announcement was hailed with anything but enthusiasm.
The next heat was for Sheriff, for which there were five entries, to-wit: Hoffmaster, Deming, Lippmann, Shenneman, and R. L. Walker. Walker’s name was withdrawn and Shenneman declined in favor of Deming. The last ballot resulted in favor of Hoffmaster.

Five candidates were nominated for Register of Deeds: Henderson, Roseberry, Allison, Cheneworth, and Howland. Mr. Roseberry rose to a personal explanation and charged Amos Walton with misrepresenting him and thought this would be a good time for Amos to “take it back.” He was also willing to read a recommendation given him by the county officers, but the Chair couldn’t see it, and Mr. Roseberry was chalked off. First ballot: Henderson, 16; Howland, 12; Roseberry, 6; Allison, 28; Cheneworth, 18. No Choice. Here Mr. Cheneworth withdrew his name and said that he had been solicited to become a candidate, and the inference was, by those who had control of the convention; but there was something back behind the screen which would slaughter him and he preferred to withdraw his name. By this time it was apparent that the race would be between Allison and Henderson, Howland and Roseberry having already been lost sight of. The last ballot proved Tom Henderson the winner by 17 votes, Mr. Howland receiving but one vote and Roseberry none.
From now on all interest was lost in the convention, it having gone against nearly everybody’s prognostications, and some two dozen defeated candidates went home disgusted, which left the convention pretty thin.
Dr. Hedrick was nominated for Coroner.
John Stalter was nominated in the 1st, Daniel Grant in the 2nd, and R. F. Burden in the 3rd Commissioner Districts.
Amos Walton was appointed a Central Committee and the convention adjourned.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
                                       Bills Allowed by County Commissioners.
                                             OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                           WINFIELD, KAN., Dec. 16, 1875.
Board met in special session. Present: R. F. Burden, M. S. Roseberry, Commissioners; A. J. Pyburn, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings had, claims against the county were passed upon.
                                               Witness Fees—Timothy McIntire
Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 16, 1876.
We are glad to see Judge McIntire about again. He has had a severe time with fever and running at the ear.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1876.
                                        Walter S. Packard vs. Walter Vandorn.
      Timothy McIntire, Justice of the Peace of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

The defendant will take notice that on the 21st day of February, 1876, he was sued by said plaintiff, and on the same day said Justice of the Peace issued an order of attachment for the sum of Eighteen dollars. That said cause will be heard on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1876, at 9 o’clock a.m. WALTER S. PACKARD, Plaintiff.
Dated February 23rd, 1876.
                                                     CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 6, 1876.
In the order of their terms we give the names of the men who have represented the county in the Kansas House of Representa­tives: E. C. Manning, 1871; Judge T. B. McIntire, 1872; Capt. James McDermott, 1873; Rev. Wm. Martin, 1874; Hon. T. R. Bryan, 1875.
                                                            Arkansas City.
Creswell Grote, born October 5, 1870, was the first native of the town. On the 20th day of July, 1871, the town site was entered at the Augusta land office. June 10, 1872, it was incorporated as a city of the third class. First city election took place July 1st, 1872. A. D. Keith, mayor; Amos Walton, police judge. The office of mayor is successively filled by A. D. Keith (second term), H. O. Meigs, S. P. Channell, Judge Timothy McIntire has been police judge since April 8, 1873.
                                          COWLEY COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
                             [From February 24, 1876, through August 17, 1876.]
                                    Published by Amos Walton and C. M. McIntire.
[Cowley County Democrat was the name given to former “Plow and Anvil.”]
                        [MICROFILM STARTS WITH VOLUME 2, NUMBER 13.]
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, March 30, 1876.
Judge McIntire is our agent at Arkansas City. He has a list of our subscribers, and parties desiring to pay their subscriptions, can leave the amount with him, and can also subscribe for the paper.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
                                                         Publication Notice.
                                                 D. J. Coburn vs. William Steel.
Before Timothy McIntire, Justice of the Peace of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.
THE defendant will take notice that on the 14th day of March, 1876, Timothy McIntire, Justice of the Peace, issued an order of attachment for the sum of one hundred and twelve dollars and sixteen cents ($112.16); that said cause will be heard on the 14th day of April, A. D. 1876, at 9 o’clock a.m.
Dated, March 14, 1876.
                                                     D. J. COBURN, Plaintiff.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1876.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1876.
Hon. W. P. Hackney was in town last Monday as attorney in the case of Boner vs. Seaman. The case was brought before Judge McIntire. Judge Christian was on the defense.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
                                             Timothy McIntire, J. P. costs: $6.10
Petition and bond of Reuben Bowers and others, of Bolton Township, presented and granted, and the following persons appointed viewers: T. M. McIntire, P. Endicott, and W. Wilson, who will meet at the place of beginning of said road, and proceed to view said road; and the County Clerk is ordered to give the necessary legal notice.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876.
JUDGE McINTIRE is helping Mr. Chamberlain on the assessment of this Township. The time allowed the Trustee was very short.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Last Saturday, pursuant to call, the citizens of Winfield met at the Courthouse and organized a meeting by calling D. A. Millington to the chair and electing C. M. McIntire secretary.
After deliberation as to what steps should be taken to appropriately celebrate the 4th of July of the Centennial year, the following committee was appointed to draft a plan of procedure and report to a meeting of citizens last night: James Kelly, J. P. Short, C. M. McIntire, W. B. Gibbs, and W. C. Robinson.
At the appointed hour, Wednesday evening, the meeting assembled at the Courthouse and organized by selecting C. A. Bliss, chairman, and J. E. Allen as secretary. The committee made a report which, after some amendments made by the meeting, was finally adopted.
Gen’l Supt.: Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
County Historian: W. W. Walton.
Committee of Arrangements: C. M. Wood, M. L. Bangs, W. B. Vandeventer, John Lowry, J. D. Cochran.
Committee on Programme: H. D. Gans, E. P. Kinne, James Kelly, B. F. Baldwin, W. M. Allison.
Committee on Speakers: E. C. Manning, L. J. Webb, Chas. McIntire.
Committee on Finance: W. C. Robinson, W. P. Hackney, O. F. Boyle, M. G. Troup, J. C. Fuller.
Committee on Music: J. D. Pryor, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Miss Mollie Bryant.
Committee on Toasts: A. J. Pyburn, J. E. Allen, J. P. Short, Dr. J. Headrick.
Committee on Stand: W. E. Tansey, T. B. Myers, W. B. Gibbs.
Committee on Decoration: Frank Gallotti, John Swain, I. Randall, Mary Stewart, Jennie Greenlee, Ada Millington, Mrs. Rigby, Mrs. Mansfield.

Committee on Invitation: D. A. Millington, L. C. Harter, J. B. Lynn, C. A. Bliss, J. P. McMillen, H. S. Silver, A. H. Green, S. S. Majors, C. M. Scott, T. B. McIntire, R. C. Haywood, J. L. Abbott, John Blevins, T. R. Bryan, H. C. McDorman, Mc. D. Stapleton, S. M. Fall, J. Stalter, Wm. White, S. S. Moore, Jno. McGuire, H. P. Heath, J. O. Van Orsdol, G. B. Green, W. B. Skinner, J. W. Milspaugh.
Committee on Fireworks: G. S. Manser, T. K. Johnson, C. C. Haskins.
Meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the General Superintendent.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1876.
JUDGE McINTIRE has the tax list for Creswell, Bolton, Beaver, Pleasant Valley, and Silverdale Townships. He will receive and pay taxes for anyone in the above Townships.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
I will be absent until August 15. In the meantime, Pryor, Kager & Pryor, at Winfield, or T. McIntire, Arkansas City, will attend to my business. E. B. KAGER.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1876.
Monday morning, Lewis Gardner’s team became frightened and ran down 1st East street until they came in front of Judge McIntire’s house, where A. A. Davis’ team was standing attached to Chamberlain’s buggy, which they ran completely over, breaking all four wheels, the box, seat, tongue, and springs—making it almost a total wreck. One of the runaway horses had its neck badly cut, leaving the windpipe bare. From appearances, a law suit for damages will probably grow out of it.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1876.
THROUGH the solicitation of friends we publish on our first page this week our Centennial History of the county. For the facts concerning Cowley’s early history, we are indebted to the “old settlers,” among whom we might mention Col. Manning, C. M. Wood, Jas. Renfro, Judge Ross, Dr. Graham, and others, of this neighborhood; Judge McIntire, H. C. Endicott, and T. A. Wilkinson, of Arkansas City; Capt. Jas. McDermott, of Dexter; S. S. Moore, of Tisdale; and J. W. Tull, through R. C. Story, Esq., of Lazette. For the courtesy of county, township, and city officers in placing at our disposal, books, records, etc., we are particularly grateful.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1876.
We “took tea” at the quiet little home of Judge T. McIntire last Saturday evening while visiting the City. He has the prettiest flower garden, the most cool and inviting arbor of forest trees, and the kindest “partner” of any old settler in the valley. He lives at home and stays where he lives. Of course, we carried away a nice bouquet of perennials.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.
HON. WM. P. HACKNEY, one of the most successful lawyers in Southern Kansas, with O. M. Seward, of Coshocton County, Ohio, were attending the trial of Speers versus Goodrich, before Judge McIntire yesterday.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 20, 1876.
The following persons were appointed last Saturday as delegates and alternates to the Democratic Convention, to be held at Winfield on Saturday, the 23rd.
Delegates: J. Benedict, A. Walton, T. McIntire, P. F. Endicott, A. J. Burrell, M. E. Welch.
Alternates: W. M. Berkey, Wm. Green, Jno. Harmon, S. Johnson, W. Dolby, Wm. Gray.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                            DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.

The convention met at the courthouse last Saturday and temporarily organized by electing E. P. Young chairman and J. W. Curns secretary. Committees were appointed and the conven­tion adjourned till 1 o’clock.
On reassembling the committee on permanent organization reported Amos Walton as chairman and P. W. Smith as Secretary.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
Creswell Township: J. Benedict, A. Walton, T. McIntire, M. E. Welch, R. Hoffmaster, W. Goff.
Judge McIntire nominated James Christian for County Attor­ney. He was chosen by acclamation.
Judge McDonald moved that a county central committee be appointed consisting of one from each township and also a cam­paign committee consisting of five members who should be centrally located. The following gentlemen comprise the central committee: T. McIntire, W. D. Lester, N. J. Thompson, W. R. Bedell, J. P. Eckels, Wm. Moon, Adam Walk, Jos. Howard, C. C. Krow, J. B. Lynn, K. McClung, J. W. Ledlie, P. W. Smith, Wm. Morrow, Jno. Smiley, Geo. Harris, Jno. McAllister, Wm. Grow, Jno. Bobbitt, Dennis Harkins, and Wm. Anderson.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
The following officers were nominated in the different townships, and most of them are probably elected.
Creswell Township. Trustee, Timothy McIntire; Treasurer, Wyatt Gooch; Clerk, L. W. Currier; Constables, Geo. McIntire, W. J. Gray.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
The following is the vote on township officers in Creswell Township.
Constables: Geo. McIntire 260; W. J. Gray 252.
Trustee: T. McIntire 145; A. Chamberlain, 125.
Treasurer: Wyard Gooch 286.
Clerk:   L. W. Currier 126; Will Mowry 142.
The vote on township officers was not a party vote.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                                         Township Officers.
Creswell Township:
T. McIntire, Trustee; W. M. Mowry, Clerk; W. Gooch, Treasurer; NO J. P.; G. H. McIntire and W. J. Gray, Constables.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, 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, November 29, 1876.    
There were two law suits last Thursday. One before Judge McIntire, between Capt. Chenoweth and A. H. Acton, in reference to some taxes, and the other before Esquire Bonsall. The latter was brought by J. M. Felton against McCracken, of Lazette, for taking a watering pail. The defendant plead his own case, and was discharged, free of costs.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1877. Front Page.

                                               The Schools of Arkansas City.
We take pleasure in presenting to our readers, on this, our first issue for the year 1877, a stereotyped cut of the Arkansas City Public School Building. An edifice that not only Arkansas City, but Cowley County may justly feel proud of.
We have often felt a desire to present to the eye a view of our schoolhouse, knowing that no description by pen or pencil could give so adequate an idea. With the sight of the eye, all the details are taken in at a single glance, the length, breadth, and heighth, all appear at one view.
The building is fifty feet square, two stories high, with an observatory on top. In front is a projection, or tower base, of ten by sixteen feet, in which is the main stairway leading from the second story; so that in case of fire, the pupils in the upper story could have a safe and free egress from the building. In case of an alarm or panic, there would be no danger of a jam or closing of the entrance, as the stairway is wide and commodi­ous, and the doors all open to the outside.
The building is of the best of brick, with our beautiful magnesia limestone corners, caps, and sills. The foundation and basement is of stone, well laid in mortar, with cut stone foundation above the ground.
The building is intended to be heated by furnaces, but at present is heated by stoves. It is finished in the best of manner and furnished with all the modern improvements of seats, desks, maps, charts, etc. The school at this time is composed of but two departments: principal and primary. The former is under the superintendence of Prof. H. M. Bacon, a graduate of Amherst College, Massachusetts. The primary department is in charge of Miss Georgia Christian, a thorough instructor of “little ones,” who has over sixty pupils on her rolls, with an average atten­dance of forty-five days.
Prof. Bacon’s department is generally well attended, his daily average being about 47, with over 60 enrolled scholars. The building, which undoubtedly is the finest in Southwestern Kansas, was erected in the summer of 1874, at an entire cost of over $10,000. The contractors were During & Ashton, of Lawrence,  superintended by Judge McIntire, of this city, a practical workman, to whom in part we are indebted for so good a job at so little cost.
The first principal at the opening of the school was Prof. E. W. Hulse, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, assisted by Miss Lillian Norton of this place.
The building is comparatively new, being opened in October, 1874, and is capable of accommodating 250 scholars: 150 in the lower room and 100 in the upper room.
We copy from the first annual circular, published in 1874, a general statement, which is as true today as at that date.
“Arkansas City is now provided with the best educational facilities to be found in Southern Kansas. The new school building is one of the best in the State, and provided with all needful furniture and some illustrative apparatus excellent in quality. The corps of teachers is sufficiently strong for the present needs of the school, and will be enlarged as the necessi­ties of the case may require. Boarding accommodations are such in variety and quality as to suit the public.”

Arkansas City has a beautiful and healthful site, and the society of the town is exceptionally refined and cultivated—as in evidence of this, we have not a single saloon, dram shop, or tippling house within ten miles of the city. As further evi­dence, we have three church edifices—two finished, and the third (the Methodist) now in course of construction, and it will be completed in a short time. It is of brick, 30 x 56 feet, with a tower 12 x 16.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1877.
                                                  Notice to Bridge Builders.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Township Officers at the office of T. McIntire, until Thursday, March 1st, 1877, at 12 o’clock m., for the purpose of building the super­structure of a bridge, of either iron or wood, across the Walnut River, at or near Newman’s mill: the bridge consisting of two spans, one ninety-four feet and six inches; and the other forty-five feet and six inches in length. Plans and specifications, with bonds for the completion of the bridge, must accompany each and every bid. The Board reserving the privilege of rejecting any and all bids.
            T. McINTIRE, Trustee, W. D. MOWRY, Clerk, WYARD E. GOOCH, Treas.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.
                                                WALNUT RIVER BRIDGE.
A contract was made last Friday by T. McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Gooch, Treasurer; and W. D. Mowry, Clerk of Creswell Township, with Mr. J. A. Bullene, agent of the Missouri Valley Bridge Co., of Leavenworth, for a wrought iron arch span of 100 feet, and a combination Queen Truss span of 50 feet, over the Walnut River at Newman’s mill, to be completed on or before the second day of June, 1877. The bridge is to be 150 feet long, built in two spans, and have one roadway twelve feet wide in the clear, to be constructed on the Arch and Queen Truss bridge plan, for which the Township Trustee, for and on behalf of Creswell township, agrees to pay $2,000 in ten years, ten per­cent, township bonds, and $200 in township warrants payable: one-half on February 1st, 1878, and one-half February 1st, 1879; binding themselves in the penal sum of $1,000 for the faithful performance of every article of agreement.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.
JUDGE McINTIRE, our Assessor, called last week with his blank statement of personal property. Every year the same blanks come to be filled, and every year the tax has to be paid. Death and taxes, candidates and hell, are four things we never can escape.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
A PROPOSITION to include the road from town to the Arkansas River bridge, into this road district, has been suggested by Judge McIntire and meets with general favor. By that means the road tax of this district could be used to good advantage in making it a passable road. Heretofore all the road tax has not been expended.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Creswell Township will issue to the Missouri Valley Bridge Co. on the 1st day of May, A. D. 1877, bonds to the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000), for the purpose of building a bridge over the Walnut River near Newman’s mill.

Signed, T. McINTIRE, Trustee, WYARD E. GOOCH, Treasurer, W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1877.
FROM JUDGE McINTIRE, OUR TRUSTEE, we learn that there are 1,052 inhabitants in Creswell Township. In 1875 there were but 720, showing an increase of 332. Number of families exclusive of old bachelors and maids: 206.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1877.
FIRE. On last Wednesday night, at about 12 o’clock, during the rain, flames were seen in the direction of Judge McIntire’s house, and a rush was made for the scene by those who chanced to be up at the time. On arriving at the fire, it was found to be the one just vacated by the widow of Jas. Barr, and owned by David T. Thompson. Mrs. Barr had moved out of the building in the morning, and no fire had been left, and no one was seen about in the evening until it was in a blaze. No cause can be assigned for the fire, except that it was the work of an incendiary. It was burned so completely that not a shingle or scrap of board could be seen afterwards.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
                                            County Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                               Election Fees: T. McIntire, $2.00.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
                                            County Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                              OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                               Winfield, Kansas, July 5th, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden, Chairman, W. M. Sleeth and William White, members of the board, with James McDermott, County Attorney, R. L. Walker, Sheriff, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings claims against the county were presented to the board and passed upon as follows, viz.
                                 Assessor: T. McIntire, Creswell Township, $108.00
                                            Judge of Election: T. McIntire, $4.50
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
That’s funny! Timothy McIntire, formerly of this vicinity, is president of the Democratic club at Arkansas City. Emporia News.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1877.
No call has yet been made for the nomination of township officers in this township yet. The officers to be elected are Trustee, Treasurer, Clerk, two Justices of the Peace, two Consta­bles, and Road overseers for each Road District. The present officers are: I. H. Bonsall and James Christian, Justices of the Peace; Timothy McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Good, Treasurer; William D. Mowry, Clerk; Wm. J. Gray and George McIntire, Constables.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1877.
The election at this place yesterday passed off very quietly and pleasantly. The votes polled lacked about seventy of being the entire vote of the township. Some little strife was made for the offices of constables and justices of the peace. The following is the vote on township officers.

Trustee. M. R. Leonard, 203.
Treasurer. L. Finley, 119.
Clerk. W. D. Mowry, 197.
Justices: I. H. Bonsall, 166; James Christian, 120; T. McIntire, 107.
Constables: Geo. McIntire, 185; James Morgan, 133; W. J. Gray, 82.
Road Overseers: J. W. Hutchinson         ; Capt. Bird, 7.
There were two justices and two constables to elect.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
                                       Claims Presented for Election Services.
                                              OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                          WINFIELD, KANSAS, Nov. 9, 1877.
The Board of Commissioners met in special session. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and William White, Commissioners; James McDermott, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk.
Among other proceedings had, the Board allowed the following claims for election services.
                                        Among the List of Claims: T. McIntire.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1878.
A raft of 10,000 feet of lumber was brought down the Walnut from Mr. Leander Finley’s timber to Lippmann’s saw mill this week. Harklewood was Captain of the craft, with Thad. McGinnis and Ben. Moore as first and second mates, and Tim McIntire, pilot. All went well until two of the crew immersed themselves in the river and nearly swamped the raft climbing out.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 6, 1878.
                                                    MASTODON TOOTH.
Judge McIntire found a fine specimen of petrified bone, evidently the tooth of the ancient mastodon. Its weight is three pounds, and measures seven and a half feet long by three and a half wide and three and a half high. It is a valuable specimen.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.
The election of city officers took place last Monday with the following result.
COUNCILMEN: J. T. SHEPARD, 63; WM. SPEERS, 59; THOS. BERRY, 63; C. R. SIPES, 58; I. H. BONSALL, 61; S. P. CHANNELL, 40; A. A. NEWMAN, 37; H. P. FARRAR, 37; E. D. EDDY, 37; T. H. McLAUGHLIN, 40.
                                                 Total number of votes cast: 98.
It is generally supposed that the officers elected will favor granting a saloon license on a proper petition.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 21, 1878.

The following gentlemen were elected delegates and alter­nates to the Democratic Convention to be held at Winfield, August 24th, 1878. Delegates: W. Green, Noah Kimmell, Pat Somers, Judge Christian, T. McIntire, and S. B. Adams. Alternates: Amos Walton, John Gooch, E. M. Godfrey, J. Holloway, J. W. Hutchinson, and J. P. Eckles.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                    Democratic Convention.
The delegates to the Democratic County Convention met according to call at the courthouse in Winfield on Saturday, August 24th, at 2 o’clock p.m., and the meeting was called to order by Hon. A. J. Pyburn.
The veteran, Judge T. B. Ross, was chosen permanent chairman, and J. S. Allen secretary. There were twenty-five delegates present and, on motion, the call of the delegates was dispensed with and the meeting resolved itself into a mass convention.
The following named gentlemen were chosen delegates and alternates to the state convention, which meets at Leavenworth on Wednesday, September 4th, 1878, viz:
Delegates: A. J. Pyburn, J. B. Lynn, T. B. Ross, A. Walton, W. D. Lester, J. B. Adams.
Alternates: C. C. Black, R. B. Pratt, J. F. Miller, Ed. Green, J. Christian, T. McIntire.
It was voted that the delegates chosen have power to fill vacancies.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
                                                      Democratic Convention.
This body met in the office of C. C. Black, in Winfield, on Saturday last, at 11 o’clock a.m. E. P. Young was chosen temporary chairman and C. C. Black secretary.
A committee on credentials was appointed consisting of Williams, Lester, and Yount; and as committee on permanent organization, McIntire, Howard, and Pratt; also a committee to confer with a similar committee from the National Convention to report a fusion ticket, consisting of Judge McDonald, Sol. Smith, and Amos Walton.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
Charles McIntire, who has been assisting in the Telegram office, assumes the charge of the local department of the Arkansas City Traveler. Charlie is a good fellow and we wish him success as a local editor.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1879.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                    T. McIntire and wife to W. S. Houghton, lot 11, blk. 132, Ark. City.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1879.
                            Statement of the Indebtedness of Creswell Township.
The Board is unable at present to make a complete statement further back than the commencement of Mr. A. Chamberlain’s term as Trustee, with E. D. Eddy and W. D. Mowry as Treasurer and Clerk, i.e., 1875-6. Orders issued, $1,099.73; orders outstand­ing Dec. 11, 1878, $171.00.
T. M. McIntire, Trustee, 1876-7: Total amount of orders issued, $2,312.88, as follows: To Walnut Valley Bridge Company for road purposes, $1,634.00; issued on general fund, $678.88. Total amount outstanding Dec. 11, 1878, $1,724.20.
James Huey, Trustee, 1877-8: Total amount of orders issued, $745.50; orders outstanding Dec. 11, 1878: $406.71.
Total amount of outstanding orders against the township, Dec. 11, 1878, $2,301.91.
                                               BONDED INDEBTEDNESS.

1st series—Date, Nov. 26, 1872; due Nov. 26, 1882; amount, $4,500, in nine bonds of $500 each; interest 10 percent, payable annually; for bridge near Newman’s mill.
2nd series—Date, Sept. 20, 1873; due Sept. 1, 1883; amount, $7,500, in seven bonds of $1,000 each and one of $500; interest 10 percent, payable semi-annually; for purchase of Arkansas River bridge.
3rd series—Date, May 1, 1877; one bond of $500; due May 1, 1877; interest 10 percent, payable semi-annually; for Walnut River bridge.
This is a statement of the indebtedness of the township, with the exception of a few unpaid orders of this year. Next week we will attempt to show how this amount has been expended. A. WALTON, Trustee.
R. E. MAXWELL, Clerk.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1879.
The County Convention of Democrats met on Saturday, the 13th, at 11 o’clock a.m., at Manning’s Opera House, in this city.
It was called to order by Hon. A. J. Pyburn, Chairman of the Central Committee. Dr. D. V. Cole was elected temporary chair­man, and J. C. Keenan, secretary. Judge T. McIntire, H. S. Silver, I. D. Hon, E. P. Young, and Wm. Moore were appointed a committee on permanent organization. R. D. Jillson, Robert Hanlon, and L. Weimer were appointed a committee on credentials.
A Central Committee was chosen, consisting of one member from each township. This committee subsequently organized by the appointment of the following executive committee: R. D. Jillson, chairman; J. C. Keenan, secretary; A. J. Pyburn, E. P. Young, and T. McIntire.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1879.
                                               Township Treasurer’s Report.
To cash received of W. E. Gooch $113.80
To amount received of County Treasurer $1,301.94
To cash received for sale of house $25.00
Total: $1,170.74
By amount paid on Scrip issued by W. W. Berkey $1.00
By amount paid on Scrip issued by H. Chamberlain $181.15
By amount paid on Scrip issued by T. McIntire $415.16
By amount paid on Scrip issued by Jas. L. Huey $195.52
By amount paid on Scrip issued by A. Walton $366.72
Total: $1,159.55
Balance on hand October 28, 1879 $11.19
                                                    S. B. ADAMS, Treasurer.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880. Editorial Page.

The result of Tuesday’s election is a very small majority for Timothy McIntire for Trustee. Every voter who could be persuaded to favor this ticket was at the election, while a large number who were known to oppose the second volume of Timothy neglected to come to the polls. If the bottle had been passed around at election with the same freedom that the cigars were distributed on that day, the condemnation would have been very general; yet it appeared to some no moral wrong to tempt a voter with a vice that ranks next to the bottle for its pernicious influence. What the people of Cresswell have done to arouse the wrath of the Almighty to vengeance, and to provoke Him to scourge them with a punishment worse then the sores of Lazarus, is a hidden mystery. The whole transaction is a job that required the severest efforts of men who should have been engaged in better things, and we predict that many who cast their votes for a cigar will soon feel more anxious to get rid of their choice than they were to vote it.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1880. Editorial Page.
                                  An Exhibit of the Transactions of the Board of
                                         Creswell Township for the Year 1879.
To the Citizens of Creswell Township:
Your township officers having completed their duties for the past year, and having been relieved from further service deem it their duty to make a full and complete report of the state of your township at the time they entered upon the duties assigned them, and also the status at the expiration of their term of office.
The debt of the township at the time we entered the office was in bonds as follows:
Bonds for building Walnut River bridge, $5,000.
Bonds for building Arkansas River bridge, $7,500.
In scrip as follows:
Issue of Chamberlain:  $  171.00
Issue of T. McIntire:    1,724.00
Issue of Jas. L. Huey:      406.71
Total:              $2,301.71
Having published a statement of the indebtedness of Creswell Township after our first meeting, we had reason to expect that the public would want to know in what manner the debts were contracted, and whether public officers had a right to create debts to such an amount, and involve the township for years to come.
The debts were created in the usual manner for the require­ments of the township up to the election of Mr. T. McIntire. We give the following figures in regard to the amount of debt created during that administration.
$1,955 was issued for building a bridge across the Walnut River at Newman’s mill, and on the approaches thereto as follows:
To the Missouri Valley Bridge Company, 4 orders, $50 each, 200; 4 orders, $125 each, $500, due in one year; 4 orders, $700, due in two years.
Same company, payable out of delinquent road tax fund, 3 orders, amount $100.
Same company, payable out of same fund, 7 orders, amount $275.
To A. A. Newman, for extra work on Walnut River pier, 7 orders, $100.
To Cap. Nipp for filling approach on the east to the Walnut River bridge, $50.
To A. A. Newman, extra work on the Walnut River bridge, $5.
To Cap. Nipp, filling approach to Walnut River bridge, $25.

In regard to the building of the Walnut River bridge, the facts are that a vote was taken for the purpose of issuing bonds to build a bridge over the Walnut River, at Newman’s mill. The vote carried, but it was discovered by the parties interested that the township could not legally issue over $500 in bonds. The contract which had been previously made to build a bridge was then changed so as to pay $500 in bonds and the balance in township orders, and said change recorded in township books. The township board taking the vote on bonds as authority to them to build a bridge, certain parties agreeing to take part of the orders at par for cash of the Bridge Company.
The present board finding these transactions on the books deemed the last contract entirely illegal; that the township board had no right whatever to make such a contract, or to bind the citizens in payment of such contract, or to issue any town­ship orders in payment of such a debt so contracted, and believ­ing that the parties knew such a contract and payment in orders to be illegal from the fact that they made a previous legal contract in the manner prescribed by law for the purpose named.
In view of these facts the present board considered it their duty to refuse payment of this scrip until it was made a legal debt under a decision of law.
It having been confidently assert­ed that our action was repudi­ation, and morally wrong, we are perfectly willing to leave it with the citizens of the township to say whether the parties who knowingly, and because it suited their own purpose, entered into an illegal contract, or the parties who have sworn to do their duty and to pay only legal debts, are most in the wrong.
Report for the past year as follows:
Amount of scrip issued by board, A. Walton, trustee, $864.32.
Scrip paid off as follows:
Issue of A. W. Berkey, Principal $4.15; Interest $.80. Total: $4.95.
Issue of Chamberlain, Principal $170.00, Interest $35.55. Total: $205.55.
Issue of T. McIntire, Principal $404.20, Interest $38.11. Total: $442.31.
Issue of Jas. L. Huey, Principal $387.21, Interest $21.03. Total: $408.24.
Issue of Amos Walton, $864.32, all paid.
There was a portion of indebtedness, acquired under Chamber­lain, not fully shown in the books and interest on bonds not figured. With these exceptions we have made a fair exhibit of the books paying every dollar of indebtedness created by our­selves and $1,060.95, made by others. By order of the board. A. WALTON, Trustee. R. J. MAXWELL, Clerk.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1880.
                                               Township Treasurer’s Report.
Mr. Editor: My term of office as Township Treasurer having expired, I deem it my duty to make a full statement of all the business transacted by me during my term of office, which is as follows:
Cash received of W. E. Gooch, former Treasurer: $113.86
Cash and vouchers received of T. R. Bryant, County Treasurer: $1.772.65
     Cash received of A. Walton on sale of house: $48.85
Total amount received: $1,935.36
Cash paid on scrip issued by Berkey: $4.15, Interest on same: $.80
Total: $4.95
Cash paid on scrip issued by Chamberlain: $170.00, Interest on same, $35.55

Total: $205.55
Cash paid on scrip issued by T. McIntire: $404.20, Interest on same, $38.11
Total: $442.31
Cash paid on scrip issued by J. L. Huey: $397.21, Interest on same, $20.93
Total: $418.14
Cash paid on scrip issued by A. Walton: $858.44, Interest on same, $1.90
Total: $860.34
                                      TOTAL AMOUNT PAID OUT: $1,931.29
                                           BALANCE NOW ON HAND: $4.07
As there has been a great deal said about repudiation and my refusing to pay certain scrip issued to the Missouri Valley Bridge Company, now in answer to which I will say if my refusing to pay said scrip for the lack of funds is repudiation, then I will have to plead guilty to the charge. The record will show that there has never been any levy made for the payment of said scrip; therefore, I deemed it to be my duty to pay the debts for which the levy was made, and have paid all the debts contracted by said Board amounting to the sum of $860.34 as follows:
$230.40 for material and work done on the Arkansas River Bridge.
$154.74 for material and work done on the Walnut River Bridge.
$475.20 for the incidental expense of the Township.
$1,070.95 for scrip issued by former Trustees that remained unpaid, including $428.16 issued to the Missouri Valley Bridge Company.
All of this is cheerfully submitted for the consideration of the taxpayers of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. S. B. ADAMS, Treasurer.
February 16, 1880.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 12, 1880.
At the Democratic primary Thursday, May 6, the following persons were chosen as delegates and alternates to the Democratic county convention to be held in Winfield on the 15th of this month.
DELEGATES: Noah Kimmel, S. B. Adams, Amos Walton, Wm. Aumann, T. McIntire, P. F. Endicott, J. W. Hutchison, F. M. Peek, Jno. Halloway, Ed. Green.
ALTERNATES: A. P. Hutchison, Walter Dolby, J. E. Cox, Jas. Benedict, H. Godehard, Jas. Wilson, Wm. Bahruth, W. H. Brown, Jno. Weir, R. E. Fitzpatrick.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.
The Democrats of this county scrambled together at the county seat last Saturday, and tickled themselves in the ribs by putting in nomination a county ticket. The following are the nominees: State Senator, A. J. Pyburn; Representative, 88th district, R. H. Schofield, of Rock; 89th district, M. R. Leonard, of Creswell; county attorney, L. Pence, Winfield; probate judge, T. McIntire, of Creswell; clerk of district court, J. S. Allen; county superintendent, Mrs. I. E. Brown, of Tisdale.
W. C. Garvey, Amos Walton, C. C. Black, G. W. Gardenhire, and R. Hite were elected delegates to the State convention, and were instructed for E. G. Ross for Governor.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Judge Timothy McIntire has assumed editorial control of the Arkansas City Democrat.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1881.
Monitor: Timothy McIntire is a popular man, if he is a mossback of the worst stripe. Last Tuesday he was elected J. P. in Arkansas City by a handsome majority. We think some of trying to secure Timothy to write “Nasby” letters for the Monitor.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
Timothy McIntire was elected J. P. in Arkansas City last Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.
Below we give a list of township officers elected at the February election. In some of the townships the Justices hold over.
CRESSWELL: Trustee, U. Spray; treasurer, W. M. Sleeth; clerk, W. D. Mowry; Justice, T. McIntire.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
Hon. Timothy McIntire, editor of the Arkansas Valley Demo­crat, was in the city Friday.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
Our energetic Sheriff, A. T. Shenneman, was in town yester­day with Wm. Beard, the young man who jumped his bail a short time since for shooting at Baxter in this city. It seems he gave himself up, and was brought to this place for preliminary exami­nation, and in the absence of Justice Bonsall was taken before T. McIntire, where he waived examination. Bail was fixed at $800, which he will most probably be able to get in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Tom Anderson was brought before Judge McIntire last Thursday and waved preliminary examination.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
The father of young Baird, who shot at a party in Arkansas City lately and forfeited his bail, brought him in Monday. He was taken before Justice McIntire and his bail fixed at eight hundred dollars. It was furnished by his father.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Hon. Timothy McIntire, editor of the Democrat, made us a pleasant call Monday. He is one of the many witnesses on the Armstrong case.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
                                                       Building Association.
The above Association held a meeting last Friday evening and proceeded to organize forthwith into working shape. The results of the meeting being too voluminous for insertion in this body of paper, will be found embodied in the Supplement which is pub­lished this week, and to which we direct the attention of our readers.
                     Charter of THE ARKANSAS CITY BUILDING AND LOAN
FIRST. The name of the corporation shall be “The Arkansas City Building and Loan Association of Arkansas City, in Cowley County, Kansas.”

SECOND. The object of this association is the accumulation and loan of funds, the erection of buildings, and purchase and sale of real estate for the benefit of its members.
THIRD. The place where its business shall be transacted, shall be in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.
FOURTH. It shall exist until the monthly installments and interest, fines, and profits shall amount to one hundred dollars per share for each share of stock which shall be issued under its charter, and not to exceed twenty-one years.
FIFTH. The number of its directors shall be nine. Those elected for the first year shall be W. M. Sleeth, T. McIntire, H. D. Kellogg, I. H. Bonsall, J. T. Shepard, Wm. Kreamer, John Williams, Marshall Felton, and Jas. Benedict.
SIXTH. The amount of its capital stock shall be $50,000, to be divided into two series of two hundred and fifty shares of $100 each, to be paid in monthly installments of one dollar per share. The capital stock shall be issued in two series of twenty-five thousand dollars each, at such times as the associa­tion by its by-laws may provide and direct.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
Mayor Kellogg, James Benedict, and T. McIntire, in company with Capt. Evins, started last Friday to visit the Government Snag Boat at Pawnee Agency.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.
The case of Thompson vs. Shepard, before Justice McIntire last week, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, after a close contest of two days. The case will be taken to the District Court.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
                                                         Creswell Primary.
At the primary held in this city last Saturday, the follow­ing ticket was put in nomination for Creswell Township.
Trustee: U. Spray.
Clerk: W. D. Mowry.
Treasurer: W. M. Sleeth.
Justices: I. H. Bonsall and T. McIntire.
Constables: G. H. McIntire and J. J. Breene.
This ticket was elected by a large majority.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
Last Thursday, Jefferson White Cloud, an Otoe Indian, brought a replevin suit against one Oscar J. Palmer, of this place, for the recovery of a certain brown pony which the plain­tiff alleged had been stolen from him some two years ago. The case was tried by a jury, before his Honor, Judge McIntire, and resulted in a hung jury. A. V. Democrat.
The case was finally compromised—the Indian taking the pony and paying costs.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 15, 1882.
                                                 Creswell Township Officers.
The following shows the result of the election, held Febru­ary 7th, 1882, for Township officers. There were 190 votes polled as follows.
Trustee—U. Spray, 189.
Clerk—W. D. Mowry, 186.
Treasurer—W. M. Sleeth, 188.

Justices—I. H. Bonsall, 179. T. McIntire, 166.
Constables—G. H. McIntire, 197. J. J. Breene, 136.
There were some scattering votes cast for different parties, but there being only one ticket in the field it is needless to publish them.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
                                                COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES.
                                         COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS.
Among other proceedings had by the Board the following claims were acted upon as follows.
I. H. Bonsall, Judge: $4.50
T. McIntire, Judge: $2.00
Uriah Spray, Judge: $2.00
Geo. McIntire, clerk: $2.00
L. P. Stanton, clerk: $2.00
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.
                                                        Municipal Election.
At the election of the city officers held in this city last Monday, the following named gentlemen were elected.
For Mayor: A. A. Newman.
Councilmen: H. D. Kellogg, James Benedict, O. S. Rarick, V. M. Ayres, John Ware.
Police Judge, I. H. Bonsall.
The total number of votes cast was 200 and although several tickets were in the field, the main contest was on the Mayor and Police Judge. The following table shows the two principal tickets with the vote received by each candidate.
MAYOR. A. A. Newman, 146; H. D. Kellogg, 56.
COUNCILMEN. O. S. Rarick, 204; John M. Ware, 203; V. M. Ayres, 108; Jas. Benedict, 206; H. D. Kellogg, 141; Ira Barnett, 103; J. B. Nipp, 64.
POLICE JUDGE. I. H. Bonsall, 139; T. McIntire, 66.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
Hon. Timothy McIntire came up from the City Wednesday to see how court was going on.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882.
                                                        GEUDA’S BOOM.
                                  The Coming Health Resort of the South West,
                                          Its Business and General Prospects.

On Wednesday of last week, in company with J. W. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, and his son, C. M. Scott, we made a flying visit to this new and prosperous burg, which is fast becoming one of the most popular health resorts of the West. Driving along on the east side of the Arkansas River, through a magnificent farming country, now adorned with waving fields of golden grain, in some instances already bending before the harvester, we could not help but feel how glorious a country this was of ours. About four miles up the river, from Arkansas City, as Geuda looms into view, one can hardly realize that a few short months ago the present thriving town did not exist; not even on paper. Crossing the river on the ferry, run by W. V. McCormick, we climbed the river bank and came in full view of the town of Geuda, glistening in the sunshine of a bright June day, about one mile distant. Upon arriving at our destination, and having turned our team over to the care of D. A. McIntire, formerly one of Arkansas City’s liverymen, we looked around with a view to dinner, and were directed to the Hotel run by J. A. Notestine, where we partook of as good a meal as one could wish, but totally unlike the bill of fare we indulged in, on nearly the same spot, ten years since.
Just before leaving, we drove over to the salt works of Mr. James Hill, which we found in active operation under the supervision of T. McIntire, who informed us that he had 100 vats in working order, which, under favorable circumstances, would yield from 15 to 20 barrels per week.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
                                                      Democratic Convention.
RECAP: Amos Walton, Bolton Township, chosen chairman; Samuel Davis, of Winfield, elected Secretary.
S. L. Gilbert, Winfield; Rudolph Hite, Dexter; Henry S. Rouzee, Beaver; Samuel Davis, Winfield; Richard Courtright, Cedar; Timothy McIntire, Arkansas City; I. D. Harkleroad, Silverdale; Amos Walton, Bolton.
ALTERNATES: R. D. Jillson, Winfield; J. O’Hare, Winfield; R. Stanton, Dexter; E. G. Cole, Winfield; J. Smith, Cedar; W. J. Conway, Bolton; C. W. Rogers, Fairview; R. B. Pratt, Silverdale.
Not certain about next article...they failed to mention which MR. McINTIRE.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 22, 1882.
Buggy riding, even when going at a slow pace, is not always free from unpleasantries, as Messrs. Cassell, Johns, and McIntire will testify from last Saturday’s experience. These gentlemen were out riding in Mr. Cassell’s buggy, and while jogging pleas­antly along the wheels suddenly struck an obstruction, which somehow loosened the front seat upon which Mr. McIntire was seated, throwing him out of the buggy. He still retained hold of the lines, however, and thus brought the team to a sudden halt, which had the effect of loosening the back seat and throwing the occupants, Messrs. John and Cassell, forward and entirely clear of the buggy, the latter gentleman falling between the horses’ feet, and receiving a severe bruise on the face, from one of their hoofs. As luck would have it, however, no more serious damage was done to any of the party, who gathered themselves together and returned to town without any further mishap.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.
Hon. Timothy McIntire came up from the terminus Thursday and spent a day at the hub.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

                                                             City Elections.
At the city elections last Monday, the following ticket was elected, and the vote cast will be seen by the following.
O. S. Rarick, 159
T. McIntire, 162
F. Schiffbauer, 167
E. D. Eddy, 198
J. Ridenour, 157
POLICE JUDGE: I. H. Bonsall, 162
There was another ticket in the field differing in some of the candidates for councilmen, but the highest vote it received was 46—which with several scattering votes for different parties for the various offices constitute the total of the vote polled.      
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
                                                      Arkansas City Election.
The election at Arkansas City on Tuesday resulted in the election of H. D. Kellogg, Mayor; I. H. Bonsall, Police Judge; and O. S. Rarick, T. McIntire, F. Schiffbauer, E. D. Eddy, and J. Ridenour, Councilmen, by a two thirds vote. These candidates are not considered to be prohibitionists. The defeated candidates for councilmen are C. H. Searing, T. H. McLaughlin, S. Matlack, and Fred Farrar.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Judge Timothy McIntire of the A. C. Democrat and Mr. Henthorn of the Enterprise were in this city at the time of the Convention, and took care of themselves, we guess, being Cowley County folks, for we did not happen to see them when they came in.
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
Hon. A. J. Pyburn: Though aware of your repeated refusal to become a candidate for any office; and the determination to devote your time to your profession, and although cognizant of the fact that an election and acceptance would involve to a certain extent the sacrifice of personal interests, yet we request and urge that you permit your name to be used in nomination for the position of mayor of Arkansas City, feeling as we do, that in your election, you will represent the whole people regardless of politics, issues, or business, and have only at heart the best interests of the place, and welfare of the citizens.
G. W. Cunningham
A. D. Ayres
R. C. Lent
E. Neff
P. Pearson
M. B. Vawter
S. B. Fleming
O. P. Houghton
W. B. Kirkpatrick

T. McConn
N. T. Snyder
J. G. Hunter
W. D. Mowry
Jno. Kroenert
Chas. H. Searing
L. D. Austin
S. V. Goeden
B. H. Dixon
Jas. Benedict
W. R. Owen
Frank Speers
C. R. Sipes
J. Vawter
E. S. Eddy
C. M. Swarts
W. W. Brown
Ira Barnett
T. H. McLaughlin
J. R. Rogers
F. B. Hutchison
M. Harkins
J. L. Huey
Chas. Hutchison
Cal. Dean
W. S. Thompson
Jas. Ridenour
J. C. Topliff, P. M.
W. E. Gooch
T. L. Wharton
H. P. Farrar
F. W. Farrar
W. M. Sleeth
T. McIntire
C. A. Howard
A. Worthley
Geo. E. Hasie
GENTLEMEN: Your call upon me to allow my name to be used in nomination for mayor of the city, is before me. Coming as it does from representative businessmen of our city, irrespective of party, I assure you of my profound appreciation of the motives that prompted it. And could I, in duty to my private and personal business interests, I should feel bound to accede to your demands, but this I can not do, and must therefore, respectfully decline to become a candidate. Very Respectfully, A. J. PYBURN.

Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
                     Office of the County Clerk, Winfield, Kansas, February 12th, 1884.
BOARD met in regular session agreeable to adjournment of January 16, 1884. Present: S. C. Smith (Chairman), Amos Walton, Commissioner, County Attorney, and J. S. Hunt, County Clerk.
Among other proceedings the following claims were allowed the Judges and Clerks of the February 5th 1884 election...paid from $2.00 to $6.00.
Judges J. B. Nipp, J. P. Eckles, T. McIntire.
Clerks: Wm. Blakeney, B. W. Matlack.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
                                                         Railroad Meeting.
A railroad meeting was called on last Monday, March 3, at I. H. Bonsall’s office, for the purpose of considering the narrow gauge proposition now before the people and taking steps to insure its defeat. Mr. T. McIntire was made chairman and I. H. Bonsall secretary. A resolution to the effect that the interests of Cowley County demanded the defeat of this proposition was read and unanimously endorsed, and the following committee was appointed to raise funds to defray the expenses of canvassing the county: A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, James Benedict, T. H. McLaughlin, and J. L. Huey. Messrs. A. A. Wiley, J. B. Nipp, A. J. Chapel, O. S. Rarick, T. H. McLaughlin, and N. T. Snyder were appointed as committee on arrangements with power to select sub-committees, to take whatever steps may be deemed necessary to accomplish the object of the meeting. The meeting then adjourned to next Saturday at 2 p.m. at Highland Hall, when we hope to see a general turn out of businessmen and farmers.
Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.
A large number of the citizens of this township assembled at Highland Hall in this city last Tuesday evening to take action upon the proposition of the directors of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad to run their road to this city, upon Creswell Township’s voting bonds for $35,000 of the capital stock of said road. Judge T. McIntire was elected chairman, and S. W. Duncan, secretary. Upon being requested James Hill stated the object of the meeting, and, with convincing arguments, he dwelt at length upon the advantages of the road to the township and the city. James N. Young, president of the railroad company, then read the proposition, and a motion was made to adopt it, upon which considerable argument was produced. Pending the discussion, C. R. Sipes offered as a substitute for the motion that Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. H. McLaughlin, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, M. N. Sinnott, G. W. Cunningham, and James Benedict be appointed a committee to confer with the directors of the railroad present, and examine the proposition submitted and report whether it was suitable to the wants of the township, and just, and legally binding. The substitute was adopted and the committee, after making some small changes in the proposition, reported favorably, whereupon the house on motion adopted the report of the committee, and passed the motion to adopt the proposition as amended by the committee.

On motion of James Hill the chair appointed T. H. McLaughlin, G. W. Cunningham, and J. L. Huey a committee to have the petitions printed and circulated for signers. The meeting then adjourned.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
                                                      Democratic Convention.
The Democrats met in convention Saturday at the office of S. L. Gilbert, in this city. The delegates elected to the State convention were S. L. Gilbert, C. C. Black, J. B. Lynn, T. McIntire, A. A. Jackson, H. S. Libby, and J. Vawter. The sense of the meeting was that Gov. Glick should lead the delegation to Chicago. They also passed a strong resolution in favor of the “Old Ticket,” Tilden and Hendricks. The delegates were instructed to vote for and use all honorable means to secure the election of Chas. C. Black as a delegate to the National convention. A strong “Tariff for Revenue Only,” was passed.
Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.
Dr. J. Vawter and Judge T. McIntire attended the Democratic Convention at Topeka this week.
Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.
The county Democratic convention met at Winfield last Saturday. The following delegates were elected to the State convention.
S. L. Gilbert, C. C. Black, J. B. Lynn, T. McIntire, H. A. Jackson, H. S. Libby, and Dr. J. Vawter. They passed a strong resolution in favor of the “old tick, Tilden, Hendricks, and Reform,” and also adopted a strong “tariff for revenue only” resolution.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Judge Timothy McIntire, editor of the Arkansas City Democrat, was in the city Saturday and made this office a pleasant call. The Judge holds his age and vigor well, and has not changed noticeably since 1872.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
A few of the faithful Democrats met in conclave last Saturday and elected as delegates to the state convention C. G. Thompson, D. Cole, R. Hite, E. Harned, T. McIntire, S. L. Gilbert, and Dr. Vawter. They meet in Topeka today (Wednesday) to re-nominate G. W. Glick.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
                                                         Improved O. R. M.
At the council held on the 31st ult., the following were chosen as officers for the following term.
Sachem: C. F. Knedler.
Sr. Sag: T. McIntire.
Jr. Sag: J. M. Godfrey.
C. Of R.: S. C. Lindsay.
K. Of W.: G. W. Ford.
Prophet: W. C. Guyer.

The council fire will be kindled hereafter on Thursdays sleep of each week; a cordial invitation is extended to all members of the order (in good standing) to meet with us. Members of the tribe are specially requested to be present at next council Thursday eve, January 4. C. F. KNEEDLER, Sachem.
                              [NOTE: THEY HAVE KNEDLER/KNEEDLER...???]
[Note: Election Proclamation which follows was partially blanked out. Am positive that I made errors in copying it. Ads on flip side of page with heavy ink made articles on front page almost impossible to read. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 25, 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 an annual election held in the said city of Arkansas City, on the 7th day of April, A. D., 1885, for the purpose of electing a mayor, city treasurer, police judge, and justice of the peace, treasurer of the board of education, 2 constables, one councilman for the term of two years from each of the wards of said city, viz: ward No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4, one councilman for the term of one year from each of the aforesaid wards of the said city of Arkansas City. One member of the board of education for the term of two years from each of the aforementioned wards, and 1 member of the board of education for the term of one year from each of the aforementioned wards. The place for voting at said election will be, First ward at the office of Will L. Aldridge, North Summit Street, Second ward, at the office of Thompson & Woodin’s Star Livery Stable, East 5th Avenue, Third ward at the office of J. H. Hilliard’s, 5th Avenue Livery Stable, west 5th Avenue, Fourth ward at William Blakeney’s New store room, West 7th Avenue, and hereby designate Will L. Aldridge and Timothy McIntire, judges, and M. B. Vawter, A. C. Gould, and C. Grimes as clerks of said election in the first ward; and Uriah Spray and William Gibby, judges, and I. H. Bonsall, J. J. Clark, and Oscar Titus, Clerks of said election in the second ward; and L. E. Woodin, Sr., and John Love, judges, and James Benedict, R. C. Hess, and H. S. Lundy as clerks of said election in the third ward; and H. S. Duncan and Allan Harnley, judges, and Alexander Wilson, Wm. Blakeney, and C. L. Thompson, clerks of said election in the fourth ward. The polls will be opened at 9 o’clock a.m., and closed at 6 o’clock p.m.
In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand this 21st day of March, 1885.
                                        FRANKLIN P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 1, 1885.
                                  THE KANSAS CITY AND SOUTHWESTERN.
                           An Enthusiastic Meeting Held at Highland Hall Sunday Night
                                       And Proposition of the Company Accepted.
Now, All Pulling Together, “a Long Pull, a Strong Pull, a Pull Altogether;” and Cowley County will Double in Population and Wealth in the Next Two Years.
A meeting of our citizens was called Monday night to hear the proposition of the K. C. & S. W. Ry. Co. J. Q. Ashton was elected chairman and Wm. Jenkins, secretary. The proposition, as read by the secretary, was submitted in the form of a petition to the board of county commissioners, and tenor of it was as follows.

The undersigned resident tax payers respectfully petition for a special election to be called for the purpose of accepting a proposition to subscribe $160,000 to the capital stock of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co., and to issue bonds to that amount, to aid in securing said road to be constructed from Kansas City, in the state of Missouri, to the south line of the state of Kansas, through said county, the Co. first promising to construct that portion from the St. L. & S. F. R. R. north or northeast from said Cowley County into and through said county by the way of the City of Winfield and the city of Arkansas City to the south line of the state.
The bonds to be issued to be of the denomination of $1,000 each, to run 30 years (redeemable at the expiration of 10 years at the will of the county), to bear 6 percent interest, the interest payable semi-annually at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas to the city of New York.
The said railroad shall enter the said Cowley County on the north side thereof, and extend through said county in a southwesterly direction, and through the townships of Omnia, Richland, Fairview, and Walnut, to Winfield, and thence by the most practicable route to Arkansas City, and touching its corporate limits, and thence to the south or west line of said Cowley County, with suitable passenger and freight depots located—one in Omnia Township, two in Richland Township, one within 3/4 of a mile by an air line from the crossing of Main Street and Ninth Avenue in the city of Winfield; one in Pleasant Valley Township; one within 3/4 of a mile of the intersection of Central Avenue and Summit Street, in Arkansas City; and one in Bolton Township.
The railroad to be of standard gauge, to be a first-class road, and to be built and completed and have cars running thereon, for the transaction of business to Arkansas City on or before six months from date of election, and to the south or west line of Bolton Township, on or before nine months.
Provided, That before any election shall be called, the said company shall give security either by depositing with the county treasurer a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of said election or by executing a bond to the State of Kansas for the benefit of said county to pay the costs of such election, in case the said company fails to build said road.
When the company shall have built 10 miles of road and fully equipped the same, bonds to the amount of $30,000 are to be issued to them; when they reach Winfield, bonds to the amount of $30,000 more shall be issued; when they shall reach Arkansas City, $40,000 more, and the balance when completed.
The form of the ballots to be “For the railroad stock and bonds of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co.,” and “Against the railroad stock and bonds of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co.”
With very little discussion the proposition was adopted. The following committee was appointed to work in the interest of the road to the outlying townships: Maj. W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, J. L. Huey, C. Mead, Rev. S. B. Fleming, J. Q. Ashton, Wm. Jenkins, S. Matlack, N. T. Snyder, Maj. M. S. Hasie, Judge T. McIntire; and they were empowered to add others to the committee at their discretion.

The first steps have now been taken toward securing this road, a good beginning made. But our people must realize that it is only a beginning, a small one at that. Before us lies a great deal of hard, persistent work. The eastern portion of this county, through the mistaken idea that if the road does not traverse their townships, it will be of no benefit to them, will oppose the bonds to a man. The northwest will go equally as strong the same way. We take the following statistics from the last report of the Board of Agriculture, because we have not the vote of the townships at hand.
The population of concerned townships in 1884.
Omnia Township: 458
Richland Township: 905
Walnut Township: 1,285
Pleasant Valley: 936
Creswell Township: 879
Bolton Township: 1,228
Winfield, City: 3,617
Arkansas City: 2,838
TOTAL: 12,186
Population of county in 1884, 26,149.
Difference: 14,018
Leaving a majority against us in 1884 of 1,977. This, of course, is allowing that everyone is in favor of the road in the townships named and all the rest against us. We presume that this relation between the total population and the number of voters remains the same relatively all over the county.
The additional fact must also be kept in mind that while Winfield and Arkansas City have increased in population at from 25 to 40 percent since the above census was taken, the rest of the county has in a very small percent. Looking at it in this light, the most favorable we can allow, the total population of the townships mentioned above is less than the balance of the county, and the voters in proportion. The difference and a sufficient number more must be obtained by hard work. Not by the holding of an occasional meeting in the outlying townships, but by meeting six nights in the week, and twelve hours a day. If this road will be of any benefit to us, it will be of thousands of dollars in benefit. This will take time, money, and dogged persistence. If our city wants to do this work, or its share of it, well and good. If not, then the county bonds can be counted on as defeated from the beginning.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 8, 1885.
                                                         Bossed the Meeting.
Judge McIntire presided at the mass meeting held in Highland Hall, on Monday evening, but the citizens who attended had no voice in his selection. He opened the meeting with a weak attempt to explain the purpose for which the people were gathered, and then, without any organization by the election of officers, called upon Mr. Hill for a talk; which that gentleman responded to by occupying the attention of the meeting for an hour and a half. The flow of oratory was kept up till eleven o’clock, and people were leaving the hall, then he declared the meeting adjourned, without any motion to that effect. This is a species of bossism which saves the people the necessity of acting for themselves.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 15, 1885.
                                                       “STOP MY PAPER.”
                                   A Defeated Candidate Makes War on his Editor.

No sooner had our paper appeared on the street last week than an indignant subscriber presented himself in our sanctum to order his paper stopped and his business card taken out of our columns.
“I stay by my friends,” said he contemptuously, “but I punish my enemies.”
This was an inauspicious start for a journalist who had just made his bow to the good people of this city, and as soon as he recovered breath, he ventured to ask who in his modest utterings had given offense. Our visitor was not forward to state his grievance, but it eventually came out that a light paragraph on the local page, poking good natured fun at Judge McIntire, for his peculiar mode of conducting a political meeting, had done the business with our offended patron. . . .
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). [See Mayor’s proclamation.]
There will also be held on the said 1st day of June, A. D. 1885, a special election of the qualified voters of said city of Arkansas City for the purpose of voting for or against a proposition for said county of Cowley to subscribe to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company to the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000).
                                                   [See Sheriff’s proclamation.]
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. 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.
Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.
                                                      “THE POST OFFICE”
The Democrat comes to the front on the post office question this week. Our neighbor is somewhat riled because the REPUBLICAN was informed that Judge McIntire had his application filed in Washington for the postmastership. We say again our information is creditable. And as the Judge does not openly deny the charge, we accept the information as true. Still the Judge’s application may never have gone farther than the chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee at Winfield and there died from strangulation. From time to time the REPUBLICAN has published paragraphs concerning the applicants for the post office, with jovial intentions. We did not think the Judge would take our remarks otherwise. But as he has, we answer in all soberness. Capt. M. N. Sinnott is a friend of the editor of the REPUBLICAN; he is also a gentleman and a true Democrat. The editor of the REPUBLICAN is a Republican. Since the Democracy was victorious, it has been evident to us that it was only a question of time until all Republican office-holders are ousted, and we have heard Judge McIntire express the same opinion. The REPUBLICAN does not desire to see a change in postmasters here, because J. C. Topliff is a deserving P.M. He has built a large building and the arrangement of the office is more elegant and commodious than even the one at Wichita. But at the present rate the administration is removing Republican officials—nearly 200 per day—it will not be more than 12 months until Arkansas City will be reached. The trouble with the Judge is that he is afraid Sinnott has the best chances and he wants the time put off as long as possible. At the winding up of his article the Judge says: “But the secret, narrow gauge side track arrangement of M. N. Sinnott’s will divide and distract the party, and smells too strong of Republican methods.
The REPUBLICAN got Sinnott into this scrape by poking fun at him. The shoe pinched Judge so hard he had to squeal. To ease Judge’s fears, we say Sinnott does not seek the office and could not accept it very well on account of his present situation. Therefore, Sinnott has no narrow gauge arrangement and such language as used by the Judge above will undoubtedly divide the party.
If a Democrat has to receive the appointment, the REPUBLICAN favors Capt. M. N. Sinnott. He is a Democrat who fought for the salvation of our country and stands high in the estimation of all who know him. Why the Judge should handle Capt. Sinnott so roughly, we fail to understand. If, as the Democrat suggests, an election should be held to see what Democrat should have the honor of being postmaster here, the REPUBLICAN predicts Sinnott would get 500 majority over any man who could be brought out against him who would accept the office.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 18, 1885.
                                                  DOWN THE ARKANSAS.
                 The “Kansas Millers” Takes a Delegation of Businessmen Down the River

Monday an excursion on the “Kansas Millers” down the Arkansas by the businessmen was originated as the next day’s programme. Bright and early two bus loads of our citizens wended their way to the Harmon’s Ford landing and boarded the steamer. All together there were some 60 passengers. At 8:10 the steamer heaved anchor and in a very few moments we were out of sight of the many spectators who came down to see the excursionists start. We steamed down the river at a lively rate. In twenty minutes we were out of the mouth of the Walnut. On entering the Arkansas the speed of the vessel was increased and in a few minutes we were steaming along at the rate of 18 miles per hour. The passengers gave themselves up entirely to the enjoyment of the trip. All were inclined to be jolly and forget business cares one day at least. Cracking jokes, perpetrating harmless tricks, enjoying the beautiful trip down the Rackensack. The steamer had a canvas awning put up to keep out the scorching rays of the sun, and as the cool breezes came up the river, one and all felt it was good to be there.
At 9:15 we landed at the Grouse Creek ferry, about 20 miles downstream, to put off some freight which V. M. Ayres had shipped to Gilbert’s and Newman’s ranches. This was the first consignment of freight to the “Kansas Millers.” It consisted of 50 bushels of corn and several hundred weight of flour. The passengers, full of life, took the place of deck hands and soon had the cargo landed.
Once more we heaved anchor and steamed down the river about five miles, and landed in a beautiful grove on the Kaw reservation. When the steamer had been made fast, all clambered ashore, and ran and jumped like school boys. While ashore C. A. Burnett took advantage of our absence and in a short time had spread a picnic lunch. All ate their fill. It was a splendid bill of fare, and Charley and his efficient cook deserve mention for their efforts to refresh the inner man. After partaking of the bounteous feast and the remnants being cleared away, we steamed up the river for home.
Capt. Moorhead ran the boat across several sand bars to show the passengers that it was impossible to stick the steel-bottomed steamer. After this had been fully demonstrated, the passengers were called to order by A. V. Alexander and a meeting was held for the purpose of organizing a stock company to build steel-bottomed barges. Mayor Schiffbauer was chosen to preside and N. T. Snyder was chosen to be secretary. Mayor Schiffbauer made a few remarks stating what great advantages Arkansas City would gain by having navigation opened on the Arkansas. He stated that Capt. T. S. Moorhead informed him that coal could be bought in quantities for $2, and laid down in Arkansas City so that it could be sold by dealers for $5 or $6 per ton. It was good coal, better than that which we had been paying $8 per ton for. Over 12 tons of the coal had been burned on the “Kansas Millers” and out of that not a clinker had been found. He spoke also of lumber trade with Arkansas. Jim Hill next occupied the attention of the passengers. He was followed by T. S. Moorhead, Dr. Kellogg, Judge McIntire, and several others who spoke in glowing terms of the steamer and the navigation of the river. After the question of building barges had been thoroughly discussed, the meeting proceeded to subscribe stock. Shares were taken until over $2,000 had been subscribed. The sum needed was $5,000. The meeting adjourned then until 7:30 p.m., when they met in Meigs & Nelson’s real estate office to finish up the $5,000 stock company.
After the adjournment of the meeting, the crowd gave themselves up once more to enjoyment. At five o’clock we anchored at Harmon’s Ford. Getting aboard Archie Dunn’s busses, we were soon uptown. And thus ended a day of great recreation and profitable pleasure.

The sun was very warm coming upstream, compelling all passengers to seek shady nooks.
Alexander was the story-teller. He was not a success—cause audience went to sleep.
Spencer Bliss, Dr. Evans, and J. W. Millspaugh of Winfield were down and took in the excursion.
Frank Greer, of the Courier, and Prof. B. T. Davis, of the Tribune, were the representatives of the Winfield press and were busy all day with paper and pencil.
The REPUBLICAN office furnished the bill of fare cards.
Searing & Mead, Wood & Bliss, of Winfield, V. M. Ayres and the Arkansas City Roller Mill Company compose the navigation company. V. M. Ayres is president and C. H. Searing Secretary. These four milling firms, having practicably demonstrated that the Arkansas is navigable by steamers on the pattern of the “Kansas Millers,” and having used $7,000 to further the enterprise already, naturally turn to the town most benefitted for assistance in the furthering of the enterprise. The directors are B. F. Wood, Maj. W. M. Sleeth, and James Hill.
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
Arkansas City, says the Anthony Enterprise, is having a hot time over the postmastership. Sinnott and Judge McIntire seem to be the keenest, and their anxiety is not at all softened by the uncertainty of the result. You are mistaken, Mr. Enterprise. Sinnott is going to have a walk over.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.
                                                   In Honor of the Dead Hero.
The Grant mass meeting of the citizens at Highland Opera House Thursday evening was well attended. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schiffbauer and Judge Sumner was chosen chairman and Frederick Lockley secretary. The meeting was held in respect of the dead hero, Gen. Grant, and to make preparations for the observance of his funeral. Remarks were made by Chairman Sumner, Revs. Fleming, Campbell, and Buckner, T. J. Stafford, and others. Committees were appointed as follows.
On arrangements: A. J. Pyburn, Cal. Dean, Frederic Lockley, Revs. Campbell, and Buckner, Al. Mowry, and Maj. Sleeth.
On resolutions: Frederic Lockley, Judge McIntire, and Maj. Sleeth.
The G. A. R. appointed the following committee on arrangements, which unites with the citizen’s committee. Dr. C. R. Fowler, J. P. Musselman, Jim Ridenour, S. J. Rice, S. C. Lindsay, D. D. Bishop, and Col. E. Neff. The committee were instructed to meet at the Mayor’s office yesterday morning at 9 o’clock and report, and the meeting adjourned.
At 9:30 yesterday Mayor Schiffbauer called the committees to order and presided over the meeting. R. C. Howard was chosen secretary.

It was moved and seconded that the Opera House be utilized to hold the exercises in, and if that proved too small to accommodate the crowd that one of the churches of the city be held in reserve, and have memorial exercises at both places. And also that the military exercises be turned over to the Grand Army.
It was decided not to have an orator of the day, but that each speaker be limited to ten minutes’ time, and that an invitation be extended to the ministry of the city and the legal fraternity and others to furnish these speeches.
The secretary was requested to inform Prof. J. W. Duncan that he had been selected by the committee to take charge of the singing exercises and that he also be instructed to extend an invitation to each church choir to join him in the furnishing of the music.
It was thought best to do nothing further until it was ascertained when the funeral would occur and see if a proclamation would not be issued directing the arrangement of the programme either from the president or commander-in-chief of the Grand Army.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman.
Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.
Wednesday afternoon, in fraternity hall, mugwump Democracy held their primary pow wow. Friends, it was astonishing what a select crowd was in attendance. Just cast your eye on the following array of talent, which goes to the county convention today.
M. B. Vawter and Judge McIntire were chosen delegates from the first ward; Austin Bailey and Dr. Westfall, alternates. In the second ward, Ex-Street Commissioner Jim Moore and Dr. J. W. Sparks were made delegates and Pat Franey and Tom Braggins, alternates. The third ward, Jas. Benedict and J. M. Collins were denominated delegates, and Wyatt Gooch and E. Elerding, alternates. Fourth ward: Delegates, D. A. McIntire and Hon. E. C. Gage; alternates, John C. Willoughby and Capt. H. M. Maidt. Billy Gray and G. W. Ford were made delegates at large and C. T. Thurston and D. J. Buckley, alternates. Judge McIntire was chairman of the meeting and Edward C. Gage, secretary. A new departure was made in the convention. The delegates were left uninstructed. How are they to vote intelligently?
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.
Pres. Cleveland is having a hard time with his civil service commission. He can’t keep the board complete. We would suggest that Bro. McIntire be appointed to succeed Commissioner Eaton, who resigned some time ago. We are going to try and recompense our neighbor now for getting Sinnott appointed postmaster.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 2, 1885.
The Mechanics’ band serenaded Councilman Hill, on Saturday evening, in recognition of his useful services to the city in fighting down all obstacles and bringing the K. C. & S. W. Railway within our corporate limits. After several pieces had been played, Mr. Hill appeared and thanked the musicians and the crowd of citizens in attendance for the compliment paid. He told of the advantages that would result to our citizens from the operation of a competing line, and predicted that the price of coal would be reduced at least one-third. His speech was heartily applauded. Judge McIntire and H. T. Sumner were called upon, and made appropriate and felicitous addresses.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 5, 1885.
                                                             A BANQUET
                              Tendered the Hon. James Hill Thursday Evening By The
                                                 Businessmen of Arkansas City.

                                                      He Was Also Watched.
Last Thursday evening between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock, the businessmen began to assemble at the Leland Hotel. When a fair representation had congregated, the crowd repaired to the Leland parlors, where everyone was treated to cigars. By the time the smokers had reduced their Havanas to ashes and indulged in a sociable and animated conversation, the feast was announced ready for devourment. At this moment 47 businessmen of Arkansas City showed an inclination to move towards the spacious dining halls of the Leland. The march was commenced, and when we entered, ye gods! What a sight was presented to the vision of 47 hungry businessmen of Arkansas City. A long table, the entire length of the dining room, was loaded to its uttermost capacity with refreshments for the inner man. Mine Host Perry undoubtedly acquired great fame as a caterer on this occasion. The invited guests filled the long rows of chairs on either side of the table, with Maj. W. M. Sleeth presiding and Jas. Hill occupying a seat at the opposite end of the table. Henry E. Asp and Contractor Moore were present and enjoyed the hospitality of the sturdy businessmen. It was an interesting study to the writer to note the faces present. Here and there among the assembly we recognized faces of the old land-marks. There were thirteen who came to the city on the sand hill in 1870—fifteen years ago. What a mammoth municipality has been constructed upon that small foundation which was laid fifteen years ago. All honor to that noble thirteen who were then present, for the many able efforts they have set forth to build up Arkansas City within the last fifteen years. We will call them the corner stones of the municipality. Then, again, in other places there were faces that have appeared upon the scene later, and by untiring zeal and hard work have aided very materially in the advancement of Arkansas City. They were here when the sunflower was rank in the streets, and the stalks grew so large that they were used for hitching posts, and the festival raccoon climbed up them and hid his carcass in the branches. They came later on, having heard of the many natural advantages here for making a city. From far-off climes they came, and they came to stay. Behold, what a city has grown! But to return to the banquet. In the language of the immortal poet, “The big, the small, the lean, the tall, ate a half ton each and all.” And yet the half of it remains to be told. When the “task” of feasting was over, Maj. Sleeth arose and, in one of the most able and touching addresses we have ever heard, handed to Hon. James Hill a handsome gold watch and chain. It was a gift from those there assembled as a token of appreciation for the efforts Mr. Hill put forth in bringing the K. C. & S. W. Railroad here, and also, in behalf of what he has done for the prosperity of Arkansas City. Mr. Hill responded in a very neat speech. Henry E. Asp, being called for, arose and made an excellent little speech. He was followed by Judge A. J. Pyburn, who toasted in behalf of Arkansas City; and kind readers, let it suffice for us to say that the Judge did his subject justice. Judge McIntire, also, made a few interesting and telling remarks very suitable to the occasion. By motion it was unanimously declared that it was the will of those present to adjourn to the parlors once more and “schmoke.”

As we have stated above, the banquet was given in honor of Hon. James Hill. Mr. Hill has done much for Arkansas City. We will not attempt to enumerate what he has done, for our readers have known the honorable gentleman many years more than the writer. But we believe he is deserving of the honor conferred upon him last Thursday evening. Long may he live to do good to our thriving little city.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 5, 1885.
Last Saturday evening the Mechanics Cornet band, accompanied by Judge McIntire and Judge Sumner, went down to serenade Jas. Hill. The band furnished the music and the judges went along to make the speeches. Mr. Hill thanked the visitors for the honor they did him, and presented them with a box of choice cigars.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
The Democrats of the city held their primaries Tuesday. From the first ward W. J. Gray and M. W. Hoover were selected delegates. From the second ward, Thos. Braggins and Jos. Finkleberg. From the third ward, A. D. Prescott and C. G. Thompson. From the fourth ward, Jos. Knowlton and C. T. Thurston. At large: T. McIntire, John Love, and Ed. C. Gage.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
T. M. McIntire went up to Leavenworth yesterday, drawn there by the magnetism of the Democratic political pot.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 21, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Mrs. T. McIntire, wife of the venerable editor of the Democrat, was taken very suddenly and seriously ill last evening. She was taken at first with an attack similar to a spasm and for a time it took three men to hold her in bed, although she is a lady 66 years of age. This morning she is reported greatly improved.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Hon. Frank Bacon of Chanute, democratic candidate for congress against Judge Perkins, is in the city. Judge McIntire had him in tow taking him around to shake hands with the average democrat.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                                          Hon. Frank Bacon.

Last evening Hon. Frank Bacon addressed the Democracy of this vicinity. Hon. Frank is the people’s candidate for congress from this district and he came down with the intentions, we suppose, of taking the people by the seat of the pants and pulling their votes into the ballot box on November 2 for him. The Hon. Frank is also the candidate of the Democracy and spoke here under their auspices. This ever thoughtful party was very elaborate in their preparations for this “grand rally.” They even went so far and opened up their hearts so widely as to secure the Mechanic’s Band to dispense soothing syrup strains of music. They also engaged the large and commodious storeroom—100 x 25 feet—of J. L. Howard, which was freshly plastered but the day before. We are informed Mr. Howard gets the post office at Cale for this great service to the party. The aroma given off from the plastering and the dust arising from the dry lime as the audience walked over it was simply bewildering. It served its purpose though. The smell of their favorite “medicine” was completely killed off. The effect was better than the eating of cloves. And as Mr. Bacon is of the meek and lowly kind, he said naught of his shabby reception and niggardly treatment. At about 8 o’clock the venerable Judge McIntire escorted Mr. Bacon from the hotel—$2 per day house—to the temple in which he was to orate. They were followed by right-bower Schiffbauer, in this campaign only, and left bower Thompson, and crowd of boys. Arrived without accident upon the improvised platform, the band fell over a few bars of Democratic music, which had been left down the evening before, and then Mr. Bacon was introduced to the few assembled by Mayor F. P. Schiffbauer. Mr. Bacon made a very short speech. He told his hearers how the poor people of this district were suffering for homes down in the Indian Territory. He gave a regular re-hash of one of Capt. Couch’s old Oklahoma speeches, with which our readers are familiar. He never advanced a new idea. He never said he would work for the opening of Oklahoma if elected. His speech was made up principally of quotations of what renowned men had said upon the subject of Oklahoma. This showed that he possesses no mind of his own and that his knowledge is not limited beyond being a well-read man. In congress he would not even command attention. He is a poor speaker; has no eloquence at all. His diction is extremely poor. From the beginning to the ending of his speaking, he stood flat-footed upon the platform with his heels placed closely together and he did not move from that position during his address. Only once or twice did he raise his hand to gesture. Such speaking is exceedingly wearisome and quite a number of the audience showed their disapproval by getting up and going out before half of his speech was delivered. Amos Walton addressed all who remained at the conclusion of the address. He made a much better speech than Mr. Bacon and the audience showed their appreciation of the change of orators by frequent applause. It would have been better for Democracy if Amos had been nominated for congress and Bacon for probate judge. Taking all in all, the rally last evening was a grand failure. The audience at first would not exceed 125 persons and before the speaking was over, it had dwindled down to about 60 or 70. We are safe in saying that Mr. Bacon will run behind the ticket.
P.S. Mr. Bacon never said one word about the big time he and Jeff Davis had at New Orleans over the Independence bell.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 3, 1886.
                                                DEMOCRATIC POW-WOW.
                          The Unterrified Have a Love Feast and Comfort Each Other.
That democratic rally on Monday evening drew a large crowd together, but most of those in attendance seemed to regard it as a free entertainment, and were coming and going during the entire evening. The Arkansas City Band gave some fine music, which was the best part of the evening’s proceedings. Judge McIntire was called to the chair, which shows that
Men are the sport of circumstances when
Circumstances seem the sport of men.
A year or so ago this same venerable journalist presided at a meeting called to sit down upon and utterly extinguish Frank P. Schiffbauer, and now we find him lending his benign countenance to aid this ambitious young man’s advancement.

The first person called on to speak was a Winfield man, Col. Forsythe, the democratic candidate for county attorney, who made a heavy political argument condemning monopoly in favor of a revised tariff and lauding democratic principles generally. The gentleman’s talk was thoroughly orthodox, but terribly prolix, and his points were not well made. He told about a Minnesota or Dakota farmer, with his wife and family, freezing to death on their beds during a blizzard, charging this tragedy upon republican maladministration. If he had gone on and charged the Charleston calamity, where that city was wrecked by a cyclone and scores of its inhabitants killed, to democratic misgovernment, he would, at least, have shown the merit of consistency. Such wearisome talk as this Winfield orator inflicted on his audience does not make votes, and it is a wonder that politicians seeking office have not arrived at a knowledge of the fact.
Mayor Schiffbauer was the next speaker, who is always entertaining, whether or not he has rhyme or reason. He impressed on the minds of his hearers that he was a candidate for a seat in the legislature, and he gave a list of the laws he should endeavor to have passed in the interest of the 60th district. He forgot to mention that having ranged himself on the wrong side in politics, he would, if elected, belong to an insignificant minority; that he would have no influence in the committee room, and on a division in the house his vote could be thrown away. Mr. King he spoke of in the most disparaging terms, but that gentlemen being the choice of the voters of this district, the opinion entertained of him by a rival aspirant for legislative honors probably does not disturb his rest o’nights.
Having used up Mr. King, the vivacious speaker next turned his attention to the editor of the Republican, whom he vivisected and phlebotomized in a merciless and unrelenting manner. Our honorable mayor shows readiness and aptitude at this style of controversy, and his lively sallies were keenly enjoyed by a portion of his audience. He then turned his more kindly nature toward the audience by speaking in the most commendatory tones of the democratic county ticket, and then gave up his place on the platform to
                                                         AMOS WALTON,
an ambitious aspirant to the office of probate judge. But Amos came in at an unfortunate time. The two preceding speakers had exhausted the patience of the audience, and when Mr. Walton began to unfold the iniquity of levying a tax of $2 per 1,000 feet on foreign lumber and taxing the poor man’s salt, those stale diatribes acted on the crowd like the reading of the riot act, and he soon emptied half the benches.
Judge Miller appeared as the spokesman for Miss Kelly, who at the last moment had telephoned to this city that she was sick and could not come. The gentleman is a fluent speaker and inimitable story teller, and kept what remained of the audience in good humor for at least twenty minutes, telling amusing stories of his experiences as a political candidate and how he had foresworn all ambitious hopes in that direction. He urged the young men to vote for Miss Kelly, promising them prosperity in their love suits, an approving conscience, and worldly prosperity.
When the speaker closed the audience precipitately retired, fearing lest yet another speaker might have a design against them.



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