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Isaac F. Moore

                                                ARKANSAS CITY HOUSE.

Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876. Editorial Page.
Liberty Township:
J. Fisher, Trustee; H. C. Hale, Clerk; I. F. Moore, Treasurer; NO J. P.; J. Perkins and S. Greenwell, Constables.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
                            COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Claims allowed Jan. 10.
                                                  Witness: I. F. Moore, $4.10.
Question: Was the I. F. Moore listed in Liberty Township the same individual who ended up for a short time in Arkansas City in charge of “Arkansas City House?”
Arkansas City Traveler, October 5, 1881.
The Arkansas City House changed hands last Saturday. Messrs. Moore & Bell now have charge, and will, we believe, run a first-class house.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
The Arkansas City House, under the management of Messrs. I. F. Moore & I. F. Bell, is rapidly gaining a reputation as a good hotel. These gentlemen understand their business, and will leave nothing undone that will tend to enhance the comfort of their guests. No better place for day board can be found in the city. Call and see them. Their card appears in this issue.
CARD:                                            Arkansas City House,
                                                    Moore & Bell, Proprietors.
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                                                        MEALS 25 CENTS.
This house has been newly furnished, and fitted up in good style.
                                         YOUR PATRONAGE IS SOLICITED.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.
Moore & Bell, of the Arkansas City House, have dissolved partnership and Mr. Moore will continue the business alone.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
Perley Davis has succeeded Moore & Bell as host of the Arkansas City House. The premises have been renovated and much improved, and under Mr. Davis’ management will be run in a manner to ensure success.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.
I. F. Moore, late of the Arkansas City House, was arrested yesterday, charged on two counts with selling liquor contrary to law. The trial came off before Judge Bonsall and the prisoner plead guilty and was fined $100 on one count and sentenced to sixty days imprisonment on the other. The County Attorney prosecuted.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

One Isaac F. Moore, of Arkansas City, was arrested Tuesday by County Attorney Jennings on a charge of selling liquor. He plead guilty to two counts, and was fined $100 in the first and 90 days in the county jail in the second. He was put in the custody of Marshal Sinnott, but during the night got away, and is at present conspicuous for his absence, while Sinnott mourns and refuses to be comforted. Under the circumstances Moore will not be apt to return, which is perhaps as well as if he had remained, been an expense to the county, and returned to his lawlessness when his time was out.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
Our efficient City Marshal did not win much glory by allow­ing Moore to quietly walk away from him. Was he asleep? Or did Moore still have a drink left?


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