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William E. ("Will") Moore

                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
                                     Successful Groceryman. Partner: Kimmel.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 19, 1881.
                                                  DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that the firm of Benedict & Kimmel, of this city, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent—Mr. Benedict retiring. The firm name will now be Kimmel & Moore. W. F. BENEDICT, T. KIMMEL. Arkansas City, Kans., October 12th, 1881.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 11, 1882.
We call attention to the “ad” of Messrs. Kimmel & Moore in this issue. These gentlemen have always in stock everything usually kept by first-class groceries, to which they have recent­ly added a feed department, embracing corn, oats, hay, etc. All needing supplies of any kind will do well to give them a call.
AD:                                                KIMMEL & MOORE,
                                          Dealers in Fancy, Domestic, and Staple
                                             Glassware, Queensware, Crockery.
                                                 GENERAL SUPPLY DEPOT
                                                  CORN, BRAN, AND HAY.
Goods at Lowest Rates, and Quality Satisfactory.
                           COUNTRY PRODUCE Wanted in Exchange for GOODS.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1882.
Mr. Lafe McLaughlin has let the contract for the erection of a two story stone building 24 x 70 with basement, the same to be located on the lots between the Bakery and Kimmel & Moore’s grocery on West Summit St. Work upon the same commenced yester­day and it will be pushed to completion at the earliest date practicable.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 11, 1882.
Our enterprising grocery men, Kimmel & Moore, have struck something new “under the sun” for Arkansas City in the matter of a cider press, which they have just received, and now operate in their store. They make their own cider and cider vinegar, thus silencing all doubts as to its genuineness, besides being a boss institution. This firm has also on hand a fine assortment of fresh canned goods as well as everything else in their line, which we advise our citizens to take note of.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 18, 1882.
Kimmel & Moore have posts and cord wood for sale at all times and at reasonable prices. See their ‘ad.’
AD: Posts for Sale. Mulberry, Oak, and Coffee Bean at Kimmel & Moore’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.
                                       Arkansas City Council M.—National Union.

This lodge was organized with 22 members, last Monday night, by Dr. W. G. Graham and C. H. Wilson, of Winfield. This lodge is very similar to the Knights of Honor and A. O. U. W., save that they have a different and, it is claimed, much superior plan of insurance. The officers elected for the ensuing year are as follows: N. T. Snyder, P; W. V. McConn, F. S.; Maude E. McConn, S; Sarah E. Kellogg, T.; O. S. Rarick, V. P.; T. V. McConn, S. P.; H. D. Kellogg, E. P.; E. A. Barron, C.; Theo Fairclo, U.; W. E. Moore, S (al) A.; A. H. Fitch, D. K.; H. D. Kellogg, Med. Examiner; R. C. Lent, T. V. McConn, O. S. Rarick, Trustees.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 31, 1883.
See notice of posts and wood for sale in this issue.
AD: 1,000 Posts for sale at Kimmel & Moore’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.
Decorated China Set to be given away at Kimmel & Moore’s, If you want a chance, come soon or you will be left.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
If you want a pocket knife cheap, Kimmel & Moore’s is the place to buy it.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
Full line of Table and Pocket Cutlery just received at Kimmel & Moore’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.
If you want stove wood, cord wood, or posts, call on Kimmel & Moore.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 22, 1883.
Mr. Ollie Stevenson has secured a position with Messrs. Kimmel & Moore, of this city. Ollie is a thoroughly reliable and energetic young man and we sincerely wish him success in his new business.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 22, 1883.
The grocery firm of Kimmel & Moore are doing a rushing business these days, but are sadly inconvenienced for want of room. They have purchased G. W. Cunningham’s large store next door and will shortly move their stock thereto. This will give them one of the best store rooms in town.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.
FOR SALE. Wood and Posts at Kimmel & Moore’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, Supplement, December 19, 1883.
Amount of scrip issued by city clerk from May 1, 1883, to December 15, 1883, inclusive.
                                        KIMMEL & MOORE, FENCE POSTS.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.
                                  ARKANSAS CITY AND SURROUNDINGS.
                   Her Facilities for Manufactures and Inducements to Capitalists.
                                                     Her Live Businessmen.
Kimmel & Moore are among our most prosperous firms. Genial, whole-souled fellows, they enjoy their full share of the public patronage.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
               Stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, Arkansas City.
This association, of which we gave particulars in a former issue, is now in readiness for active work, all its shares being taken, as will be seen by the following list of stockholders.
Name, Shares, Amount.

                                                    Kimmel & Moore, 5, $500
Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.
                                                       Purchasers of Peaches.
Many of our farmer friends have asked us who will buy and ship their peaches. They think truly that our immense crop should be placed where we will all realize the most money. A dollar coming to an individual of our community, enhances the wealth of the whole and the more dollars that come to stay the better. Almost all of our grocers will buy and ship but of twenty, Kimmel & Moore, J. W. Hutchison & Sons, and Kroenert & Austin will purchase at fair rates whatever amount is brought them. Mr. Austin of the firm of Kroenert & Austin informs us that they will take all the farmers will bring them. They now have large orders to be filled. The farmers must bear in mind that as peaches are a perishable product, the merchants cannot afford to pay high prices and run the risk of loss. Sell them at a fair price and there will always be buyers.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.
                                                         A Handsome Block.
In the spring we understand that Kimmel & Moore and Howard Brothers intend raising their store room another story. The building occupied by Fitch & Barron, between the two buildings, will be moved out and replaced by a two story brick store room. In fact, the two firms mentioned above have entered into an agreement with Frank Hoffman, the owner of the Fitch & Barron site, to make such improvements, he to put up a similar business room. Kimmel & Moore had intended to make the improvement this spring, but learning that Mr. Hoffman contemplated building, they concluded to postpone their own on account of Mr. Hoffman desiring to put a cellar under his room.
Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.
Kimmel & Moore were selling good, solid peaches this week at 70 cents per bushel.
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
NOTICE. The public are warned against buying our brand of flour from Kimmel & Moore and Kroenert & Austin, as they do not handle our goods. Beware of imitation and repacked bogus sacks. LANDES, BEALL & CO.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
Following is a complete list of stockholders in the Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company, mention of which was made last week.
T. H. McLaughlin, Arkansas City Bank, Frank J. Hess, Wm. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, Landes, Beall & Co., Sanborn & Gordon, H. Endicott, A. Walton, J. A. McIntyre, I. D. Harkleroad, W. E. Gooch, F. W. Farrar, A. A. Wiley, R. A. Houghton, T. J. Gilbert, A. Campbell, G. W. Cunningham, Schiffbauer Bros., A. [?] Andrews [Not sure of first initial.], Fitch & Barron, S. Matlack, J. B. Nipp, A. A. Newman, James Hill, E. H. Parker, T. D. Richardson, Benedict & Owen, D. Warren, J. H. Sherburne, J. N. T. Gooch, Uriah Spray, Theo Fairclo, H. D. Kellogg, Ira Barnett, A. J. Chapel, S. F. George, G. W. Miller, P. F. Endicott, Jamison Vawter, Kimmel & Moore, N. C. Hinkley, L. McLaughlin.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.
Ad. Car Load of Flour just received by Kimmel & Moore.
Ad. For Prices on Newton Flour, see Kimmel & Moore.

Ad. White Fawn at Kimmel & Moore’s.
Ad. Kimmel & Moore sell Newton Morning Star Flour for 80 cents per fifty pounds.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 5, 1884.
                                                                  A Card.
In the course of my business as an advertising agent, I came to Arkansas City last week, and, thanks to the liberality of the businessmen of the city, I succeeded in getting up my advertisements, which may now be seen at the leading grocery houses in town. Wishing the printing to be done in the city, I visited the TRAVELER, Democrat, and Republican offices, and finally decided to give the work to the Republican. The nature of my business is such that I am compelled to travel alone, but though I have visited many cities of the state, I have never yet experienced the slightest inconvenience, as I always endeavor to conduct myself as a lady, relying upon true manhood as protection from insult. In order to superintend the printing, I visited the Republican office, and the object of this card is to state that by one of its proprietors, Mr. Howard, I was treated as no one with a spark of manhood would treat a lady. His only reason for making the remarks he did must have sprung from the instincts of a contemptible coward. He knew I was alone and unprotected. I left the office at once, and succeeded in getting my work done at the TRAVELER office; and that I fulfilled my contracts to the satisfaction of my patrons (under whose advice I publish this statement), will be seen by the subjoined testimonial. FLORA WILCOX, Springfield, Illinois.
                                               ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
On this the 30th day of October, 1884, before the undersigned, a notary public within and for the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, personally came Flora Wilcox, of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, deposes and says the statements made in the foregoing are true in every respect. FLORA WILCOX.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of October, 1884.
[SEAL.] RICHARD U. HESS, Notary Public.
We, the undersigned, desire to state that Miss Flora Wilcox has been making a business canvass of our city, seeking advertisements, and having transacted business matters with her, we believe her to be in every sense of the term a lady and a thorough business woman.
WARE & PICKERING, grocers.
McDOWELL BROS., butchers.
MOWRY & SOLLITT, druggists.
KIMMEL & MOORE, grocers.
F. W. FARRAR, assistant cashier, Cowley County Bank.
H. H. PERRY, proprietor, Leland Hotel.
S. MATLACK, dry goods.
J. W. HUTCHISON & SONS, grocers.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1884.
We notice three neat cottages on Third Street being built by V. M. Ayres, Allen Ayres, and Joe Perry. Also further south on the same street two just completed by our grocerymen, Kimmel & Moore.

Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
Geo. Moore, from John A. Logan’s state, was in the city this week. He is a brother of Will Moore.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.
Kimmel & Moore have repainted the front of their grocery store in an attractive manner.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.
Ad. BALED HAY! At Kimmel & Moore’s.
Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
                                                       KIMMEL & MOORE
are the proprietors of one of the leading wholesale and retail grocery houses of Arkansas City. They keep a select stock of staple and fancy groceries, the finest line of glass and queensware in town. Beautiful hanging lamps adorn their show windows, such as would be an attraction in any lady’s parlor. Messrs. Kimmel & Moore are good men to deal with. Accommodating, sociable, and generous, they await you at their store. You will find it a pleasure to deal with them.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.
MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following parties have secured passes for the matrimonial boat from Judge Gans since our last.
                                            Wm. E. Moore and Dido M. Carlisle.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride’s parents in East Bolton, Tuesday, December 22, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, William E. Moore of Arkansas City and Miss Dido M. Carlisle of East Bolton. The happy couple left on Wednesday afternoon to spend the holidays at Independence, Kansas, with the groom’s parents. When they return they will occupy the residence lately erected by Mr. Moore.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
MARRIED. Married Tuesday, December 23, 1884, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Dido M. Carlisle to Mr. William E. Moore, Rev. S. B. Fleming officiating.
This is an event looked for for some time by the knowing ones, which does not lessen the heartiness of our congratulations to the least. Mrs. Moore is well and favorably known to many of our citizens, and Will, everybody knows, and, what is Moore, likes. We Will Moore-over say that both the contracting parties are to be congratulated on the excellence of their choice.
The young married couple made a short tour to Independence to visit his relatives and returned to the city yesterday. They will immediately commence housekeeping in the elegant cottage Will has been preparing for the last two months—to rent, he said.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
                                                          Knights of Pythias.
Triumph Lodge No. 116, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was instituted last Friday night, with the following members.

Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. J. Sweeny, G. W. Miller, C. C. Sollitt, T. H. McLaughlin, F. W. Farrar, G. S. Howard, J. J. Clark, J. M. Ware, W. E. Moore, H. P. Standley, H. P. Farrar, J. L. Huey, J. A. McIntyre, W. B. Higgins, W. D. Mowry, C. Mead, O. Stevenson, Jr.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.

                                                    MAMMA HUBBARD.
The most successful of the season’s social events occurred last night at Highland Hall under the auspices of the Favorite Social Club. A large and select party of maskers were they, who glided about the hall in the many intricacies of the dance. A feast for the eyes was the many colors as they glided in and out in serpentine movements or moved along stately in massed colors. The beautiful costumes of the ladies, the grotesque and glaring ones of the gentlemen, called up scenes of oriental splendor and was soothing and calming while yet exciting to the lookers on. The names of those who were invited to the Ma Hubbard, were, so near as we could learn as follows.
                                                        Will Moore and wife.

Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.
                                                          Our Roll of Honor.
The following is a list of our subscribers taken since Feb. 20.
                                                           Will Moore, City.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 11, 1885.
                                                             Hotel Register.

The following is taken from the hotel registers and serves to illustrate the immense amount of immigration daily going on in our city. Of course, as these are only the $2 a day houses, it shows but a small part.
WINDSOR: H. Harbaugh, Hackney; Wm. Trimble, Bolton; Frank Anderson, St. Louis; J. B. Lynn, Winfield; Col. Whiting, Winfield; J. P. Bamer, Newton; Pat. Welsch, Sac & Fox; Ben Mays, Sac & Fox; Henry Grene, Maple City; J. Johnson, Maple City; T. Mosier, Maple City; J. S. Alters, Geuda; Mattie Marking, Kansas City; Jonnie Gray, Kansas City; G. E. Sabin, Winfield; W. E. Moore, City; Pat Walves, Cincinnati, Ohio; Wm. Burdick, Hunnewell; A. H. Martin, City; W. C. B. Gillespie, St. Louis; H. F. McNutt, Boston; A. R. Arrowsmith, Atchison; J. E. Hill, Bloomfield, Iowa; F. B. Henry, Cleveland, Ohio; Geo. Boyer, Chicago; Milton Richardson, Chicago.
Arkansas City Republican, March 21, 1885.
Mrs. A. H. Moore, of Independence, Kansas, arrived in the city Thursday on a visit at the residence of her son, Will Moore.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.
Mrs. A. H. Moore, mother of Will, arrived Thursday, and will make a two week’s visit in the city.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for the past week, as taken from the official records, and furnished the COURIER by the real estate firm of Harris & Clark.
Arch McGrew to T. J. Kimmel and W. E. Moore, lot 24, block 31, Arkansas City. $200.00
Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.
                                                           Council Meeting.
                    The following bills were acted on: Kimmel & Moore, $1.10, allowed.
Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.
Kimmel & Moore have just received a carload of sugar, and are selling it off very cheap. Parties who intend canning fruit can save money in the purchase of this article by calling on this firm.
Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.
Mrs. Wm. Moore has been quite ill for several days past, but she is now convalescing quite rapidly.
Arkansas City Republican, July 25, 1885.
E. Wilson and wife, of Independence, are visiting in the city at the residence of Will Moore, the popular groceryman. Mrs. Wilson is a sister of Will.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 22, 1885.

A business establishment to which we point with pride is the wholesale and retail grocery house of Kimmel & Moore. By their long residence in Arkansas City, this firm has acquired a patronage from the citizens of the town, from the tillers of the soil surrounding our beautiful city for many miles, from the white residents of the territory, and from the aborigines of the United States equal to any other like establishment in the city on the sand hill. Messrs. Kimmel & Moore carry in stock none but the best of staple and fancy groceries. It is not old but always fresh. They sell goods so cheaply that their patrons do not allow them to become stale. The reason they can afford to sell so cheaply is because they buy of the eastern wholesale houses in large quantities and pay the cash therefor. In addition to this, they attend strictly to business. When customers call their wants are attended to expeditiously, besides being treated very gentlemanly. This firm also carries a stock of glassware and queensware unequaled by any in the city. Farmers congregate at Kimmel & Moore’s trade emporium when they visit the city with the products of the orchard, the garden, and the dairy; and they find a ready market at good prices. “So mote it be.”
Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.
Mrs. Z. Carlisle and little son, of Great Bend, are visiting at the residence of the former’s son-in-law, Will Moore.
Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.
Kimmel & Moore will sell more goods for one dollar than any house in the county. Try them. Proof of the pudding is chewing the string.
Choice Bacon at Kimmel & Moore’s at 9 cents a pound.
Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.
Choice Bacon at Kimmel & Moore’s at 9 cents a pound.
Baled Hay at Kimmel & Moore’s at 40 cents.
Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore, last Sunday morning, a girl babe. Weight seven pounds. All parties concerned doing well.
Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.
Allen Ayres, Will Moore, and several others went down in the Territory Monday on a hunting expedition. It was a still hunt.
                                                 SOCIETY MOVEMENTS.
                                        The K. P. Ball at A. C. a Grand Affair.
                       Winfield and The Terminus Mingle.—The Frigidity Broken.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.
Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.
Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.

Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.
Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.
Kimmel & Moore, the jolly grocers, will meet any and all cuts on the prices of groceries. They are not selling out to make a move, but are ready from now till Gabriel toots his horn to meet any competition. They do not cut prices for a few days and then raise them again. They sell as cheap as the cheapest at all times.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.
Thos. Kimmel informs us that on Tuesday last he received a letter from one of his school boy friends, whom he had not heard from for more than 25 years. It was at a town in Colorado that he saw an addressed envelope to some businessman. He remembered Tom’s handwriting at school, and a glance at the printed card of Kimmel & Moore on the corner of the envelope convinced him that the letter was from his friend of youthful days. Pleasant memories of the great fun they had had when going to the little white schoolhouse on the hill came flooding back to his memory. They had never heard of each other since separation some 25 years ago, and neither knew the whereabouts of the other. Right forcibly is the thought brought to our mind, by this instance, the value of using printed stationery, and especially envelopes. Businessmen will please make a note of this.
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
Notice. All parties owing the firm of Kimmel & Moore will please call at the store of Kimmel & Raney and settle immediately. W. E. Moore retires from business and he has the settling of all accounts. KIMMEL & MOORE.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
W. E. Moore and wife will go to Independence next Wednesday, to stay several weeks, on a visit to friends.
Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

W. E. Moore and wife went to Independence Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.
                              To Arkansas City the Missouri Pacific. How we Boom.
The Independence Tribune publishes this interesting morsel of railroad news.
The Southwestern railway system is building from Independence to Havana, and arrangements look favorably for its extension through Chautauqua County and on to Arkansas City, and from thence into Texas.
The Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western is building ninety miles of road, centering at Independence, with all its machine shops, roundhouse, and division offices to be located there.      Engineer Waite starts out today to complete the survey of the V. V., L. & W., south, from this city to Fawn Creek, and thence west to Caney, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding. The route is a practical one, and one that will be profitable to the company, and will be built just as soon as the main line to Independence is completed.
These routes are almost certain of early completion. The grade is almost finished on the Southwestern, and thousands of ties and great piles of steel rails are in the yards in this city, ready for the workmen.
On the Verdigris Valley route a large part of the grade is completed, and surveyors, graders, and right of way commissioners are at work, and in the yards are 300 cars of ties, with hundreds of cars of steel rails on track.
In confirmation of the above, Will E. Moore, who is visiting in that city, writes to the REPUBLICAN as follows.
                                                Independence, March 31, 1886.
Messrs. WAGNER & HOWARD, Arkansas City, Kansas.
SIRS: I want to tell you the R. R. News I have gleaned, from the people of this city, which I think will be of interest to the people of Arkansas City.
The Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western road, of which Henry Foster of this city is president, is an extension of the Missouri Pacific from Leroy. I learn the grade is completed to the south line of Woodson County, and work is being pushed the entire line from Leroy here. At this place I find them grading, both north and south of the city, and the right-of-way has been secured as far as Caney in the southwest corner of Montgomery County. I learn from some of the parties interested that they expect to submit a proposition in Chautauqua County very soon. Respectfully, Your Friend, W. E. MOORE.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
Will Moore and wife returned home from their Independence visit Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
                                                    THE BUILDING BOOM.
            On South Summit Street—Six Business Rooms to Be Constructed Immediately.

This morning a representative of the DAILY REPUBLICAN caught on to a big building scheme. P. F. Endicott, E. Carder, Thos. Tyner, Thos. Kimmel, W. E. Moore, J. F. Hoffman, and A. A. Newman have entered into an agreement to erect a handsome business block of six rooms, on lots south of the Burroughs’s block. Work is to be commenced in a few days. The block is to be two stories high and 100 feet deep with basements under the entire block. Storerooms are in demand in Arkansas City. As rapidly as they can be built, they are occupied. The building of these six business houses will aid very much in supplying the demand. It will be but a short time until Summit street will be lined all the way to the canal with handsome stone and brick business blocks.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
W. E. Moore believes so strongly in Arkansas City’s grand future welfare that he invests in Phillip Stouts’ 80 acres of land south of the city, down upon the Arkansas River.
Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
Lost. A Morocco pocket book, containing promissory notes payable to the order of Kimmel & Moore as follows.
O. W. Annis     $66.67
Arthur Bunnell  $26.45
Calvin Newlin   $  8.50
John Pruett $35.00
P. B. Sharp      $10.00
Chas. Shaw      $20.05
W. Ward          $18.50
E. P. West        $39.75
J. A. West        $15.00
All parties are hereby warned not to purchase the above notes.
                                                      KIMMEL & MOORE,
                                          Arkansas City, Kansas, May 20, 1886.
Arkansas City Republican, May 29, 1886.
W. E. Moore and others petitioned for sidewalks and the necessary crossings from the Monumental Hotel and to the residence of Mr. Moore and the city granted.
Arkansas City Republican, June 5, 1886.
                                                        Republican Primaries.
The Republican primaries of the city were held Thursday evening.
                                                         SECOND WARD.
The meeting was called to order and Wm. Jenkins elected chairman with L. N. Coburn secretary. As in the 1st ward, the rules were suspended and the election of delegates occurred, as follows: Rev. J. O. Campbell, Dr. Z. Carlisle, F. J. Hess, Wm. Jenkins. Alternates: W. E. Moore, I. H. Bonsall, Uriah Spray, W. H. Nelson. On motion the meeting adjourned.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Next Tuesday the work on the six brick store buildings, which are to be erected on lots south of the Monumental Hotel, will commence. The contracts are being let now for the work. The block is to be 150 x 100 feet, and the builders are E. H. Carder, Tom Tyner, J. F. Hoffman, A. A. Newman, P. F. Endicott, W. E. Moore, and Thos. Kimmel.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 19, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

W. E. Moore went up to Wichita this afternoon to assist John Gilbert in purchasing a stock of groceries for the latter individual, which he intends putting in at South Haven.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 19, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Will E. Moore is building a $200 barn on his resident lots in 2nd ward.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore is sick.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 3, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Mrs. S. A. Moore, accompanied by Master Bert Wilson, both of Independence, are visiting in the city. The former is the mother of W. E. Moore, and the latter is his nephew.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 3, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
DIED. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moore, of the second ward, on Saturday night. The funeral occurred Sunday. Rev. S. B. Fleming conducted the services at the residence. The remains were interred in Riverview Cemetery. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. [SKIPPED POETRY THAT FOLLOWED.]
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 3, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Wm. E. Moore, D. J. Buckley, and Wm. Jenkins are laying stone sidewalks in front of their residences.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Will Moore came in from Liberty Township this morning. He informs us that Winfield is making strenuous efforts to have the bonds voted to the C. K. & W. Road in that township, but the people are favorable to the Kansas City & Pan Handle.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
W. E. Moore has gone over to Independence on a visit.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
A. H. Moore, of Independence, is in the city. He is the father of Will Moore.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Will Moore returned from his overland trip to Independence. He tells us that the D. M. & A. is rapidly materializing in Chautauqua County; that a large force of hands are grading there and also in Montgomery. As the survey now stands, the road will run a mile south of Cedarvale, striking Cedar Creek at the Cowley County Line, and coming up it. The Santa Fe have a larger force at work in Chautauqua County than the D. M. & A., and they will soon have their line into Cedarvale.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Will Moore sold two lots to Thos. Kimmel in the second ward this morning for $600.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 4, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Will E. Moore sold a vineyard lot to E. Carder this morning for $500. Mr. Moore harvested $70 worth of grapes off of the lot this season.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 4, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will E. Moore, of the second ward, a boy.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 11, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Thos. Kimmel sold his interest in the business lot and building belonging to him and Will E. Moore, to A. D. Hawk, for $4,800 this morning.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Notice how carefully Will Moore sits down at the present time. The cause lies in the fact that Will’s cow got out this morning. He mounted his mustang, bareback, and chased his bovine about a mile, when suddenly both animals turned aside. Will forgot to, and the consequence is he plowed head foremost into mother earth. Damage, a loss of 10 pounds of hide and a ton of religion.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886.
                                                             City Primaries.
Last evening at the appointed hour, the Republican voters of the city convened in their respective wards and elected delegates and alternates to the county convention to be held in Winfield Saturday, and the Representative convention to be held in this city Oct. 4, in Highland Opera House.
In the second ward F. J. Hess was elected chairman and I. H. Bonsall, secretary. The following were the delegates and alternates elected to the county convention.
DELEGATES: F. J. Hess, Z. Carlisle, W. E. Moore, T. Fairclo.
ALTERNATES: I. H. Bonsall, U. Spray, G. Mott, Geo. Druitt.
To Representative convention:
DELEGATES: T. Fairclo, W. E. Moore, U. Spray, G. Mott.
ALTERNATES: I. H. Bonsall, Ira Barnett, C. Dean, D. W. Stevens.
No instructions voted.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Will E. Moore has purchased Thos. Kimmel’s half interest in the store building and business lot now occupied by Kimmel & Raney.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                             THE DISTRICT CONVENTION.
The following district committee was elected.
Arkansas City, 1st ward: G. L. Sudborough.
Arkansas City, 2nd ward: W. E. Moore.
Arkansas City, 3rd ward: A. Bates.
Arkansas City, 4th ward: C. T. Atkinson.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 30, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Dr. J. W. Hoyt, of Olney, Illinois, made the purchase of nine lots yesterday in the south part of town, from W. E. Moore. The consideration was $4,200. Mr. Moore purchased the lots five days ago of F. W. Farrar for $3,375.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 6, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore left this afternoon for New Windsor, Illinois, where they go to visit Mr. Moore’s brother.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Will E. Moore, wife and baby, came in this morning from their visit back in Illinois. While they were away they were kept posted in Arkansas City’s progress by the DAILY REPUBLICAN, and Will informs us he would not have done without it for $1 per issue.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

A pleasure party composed of D. C. Anderson, W. B. Patterson, W. E. Moore, of this city, Messrs. Cummings and Atkins, of Muskogee, and two gentlemen from Ohio, went down in the Territory this morning on a week’s hunt.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Yesterday G. B. Moore and Clint Shaw arrived in the city from New Windsor, Illinois. They have come to stay. Mr. Moore is a brother of our fellow townsman, Will E. Moore. He is not unacquainted with Arkansas City’s growth for he has been a constant reader of the Daily REPUBLICAN for several months. For 15 years he has been a successful merchant of New Windsor and has amassed quite a snug sum of money, which he will invest in his new home. Mr. Moore’s family stopped at Independence to visit relatives, but will come on to this city in a few days. Mr. Shaw was also a prominent merchant of New Windsor and will aid very materially in Arkansas City’s growth and prosperity with his capital.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
George B. Moore leaves with his family this (Thursday) afternoon for Arkansas City, Kansas, where he will engage in business with Thos. Kimmel. During Mr. Moore’s business career and residence here, he has from a comparatively small stock of goods met with success that is almost wonderful, and the Gazette joins with his many friends in wishing him a prosperous career in Kansas, and also that his family will never regret the move, but gain for themselves as large a circle of friends as they enjoyed in New Windsor.
Mercer County (Illinois) Gazette.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
G. B. Moore, who recently located here from New Windsor, Illinois, purchased $1,500 worth of lots in Pleasant View addition this morning.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mrs. G. B. Moore and children arrived in the city last evening from Independence. In Winfield they took the street cars from the S. K. to the Santa Fe depot. When about half way the car jumped the track and Mrs. Moore and children were compelled to get off in Winfield’s muddy streets, seek the sidewalk, and walk to the depot. Winfield’s street car line is a glorious institution.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
This morning G. B. Moore made the purchase of J. C. Raney’s interest in the grocery business of Kimmel & Raney. Mr. Moore takes possession immediately. The firm will be Kimmel & Moore, the same as it was a year or so ago, with the exception that it is a different Moore. Mr. Moore recently located here from New Windsor, Illinois, and is an experienced merchant. The REPUBLICAN extends its best wishes. Mr. Raney retires to private life with many regrets from his friends and customers.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
Lowe, Hoffman & Barron sold over $30,000 worth of property within the last five days. The following is a partial list.
                             One lot on south Summit street to W. E. Moore, $2,750.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Will Moore thinks Arkansas City sand is too valuable to sell and has withdrawn his property from the market. And “there you are.”

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
D. W. Stevens bought two lots in Pleasant View addition this morning of W. E. Moore for $1,725.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Mrs. Will E. Moore and baby are visiting in Great Bend, and Will is now a disconsolate bachelor.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Will E. Moore received a telegram last evening from Great Bend station that his wife was quite sick. Will left on the evening train.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
W. E. Moore paid Mike Shivers $3,300 for two acres of land south and east of the Santa Fe material yards this morning.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
W. E. Moore will go into the real estate business. His office will be located in the basement of his business house. It is now being fitted up nicely for the above purpose.


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