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Mowry Family

Allen, Henry (Hank), W. D., Will, W. J. Mowry.

The Creswell township census of 1873 lists W. Mowry, age 21; Allen Mowry, age 31; H. Mowry, age 28; W. J. Mowry, age 44; and Mrs. Mowry, age 40; W. J. Mowry, age 51; and R. A Mowry, age 46, a female.

Allen Mowry was one of the 30 volunteers who joined Thomas Baird to retrieve the bodies of the six U. S. Surveying corp. men who were massacred in 1873. They are buried in Riverview cemetery.

The Tisdale township census of 1876 lists Allen Mowry.



Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 21, 1873.

Co. Road of Dennis Hawkins was ordered surveyed Aug. 26th, with Amos Walton, Strong Pepper, and W. J. Mowry as viewers.

Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.

District Court Docket. SECOND DAY.

Richard Woolsey & John Brown vs. W. J. and R. A. Mowry.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.

Some half-dozen of the Winfield beauties, accompanied by Miss Mowry, of Arkansas City, the bevy led by Charley Harter, paid us a visit last Tuesday, and circulated around to the consternation of comps. and "devil," who full expected to see the entire office knocked into "pi." Come again, ladies, it does us good to receive a visit from wit and beauty.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, Cowley County, Kansas, to be held on and from the 28th, inst., and have been placed upon the Trial Docket in the following order.


W. J. Mowry vs. J. L. Richie.

Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.

A suit was tried before Justice Boyer, this week, in which the parties were from Arkansas City. Among those whom we noticed as being brought here by the case were I. H. Bonsall and Will and Hank Mowry, witnesses.


Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.

District Court Docket.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the March term, A. D., 1875, of the District Court of Cowley County, to be holden on and from the 22nd day, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.


State of Kansas versus—Henry Mowry.


No. 481. Wyland J. Keffer, vs. Henry C. Mowry, et al.

Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.

On the principle of "better late than never," we tender thanks to Mrs. Benedict, Mrs. Sipes, and Mr. Will. Mowry, of Arkansas City, for courtesies received while at their place on July 3rd, and for genuine old-fashioned hospitality. We recommend the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity as par excellence at all times.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.

W. H. Walker, Will Mowry, and H. P. Farrar all visited the county seat since our last issue.


Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.

Cowley County District Court.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, to be holden on and from the 27th, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.


R. A. Ketner vs. Allen Mowry.


Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.


This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto subscribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily preformed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.

Three people who signed this: W. D. Mowry. W. J. Mowry. Henry Mowry.

Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.

E. D. Eddy, the popular druggist of Arkansas City, passed through town Tuesday en route for the east. The genial Will Mowry is the chief "disher up" of quinine during his absence.

Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.

CENTRAL AVENUE HOUSE of Arkansas City, is the most popular house, has the most popular landlord, viz.; Will D. Mowry, and is in fact the best hotel in the Walnut valley.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.

Central Avenue Hotel. W. D. MOWRY, Proprietor, Arkansas City, Kansas.

This hotel has been refitted and newly furnished, and now offers the best accommo-dations to be found in the Southwest. Good stable convenient.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 16, 1876.

A telegram was received here yesterday signed John Jacobs, dated St. Joseph, Mo., at 2 p.m., saying that he had A. J. Mowry under arrest. At 3:30 another one was received from Troy, Kansas, signed by Sheriff Drouth, that he had turned over Mr. Mowry to the Sheriff of Doniphan County. At 4 o'clock a telegram was received from Mr. Mowry himself asking what his bail would be put at. He was answered that that was a matter for Esq. Johnson, who issued the warrant for his arrest, to decide. That is the last that has been heard from him or the Sheriff. We presume that he will be brought here at once and will probably reach here on the noon train from Atchison today.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1876.

"Will Mowry is superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School."

"Musical Agency. Mr. Will Mowry is the representative agent of several musical instruments for Cowley County—the celebrated Estey organ among others, and will furnish prices and terms to any desiring to make a purchase. Through the agent at this place, the instruments will be guaranteed to be delivered in perfect order, and warranted as represented. Give him a call."

Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1876.

Notice to Lumbermen. Sealed bids will be received by W. D. Mowry, Township Clerk of Creswell township, at Arkansas City, until April 10th, 1876, at 3 o'clock p.m., for (3,000) three thousand feet of two-inch elm plank, ten feet long; said plank to be furnished at the Arkansas river bridge, near Arkansas City, by the 1st day of May, 1876. By order of Township Board of Creswell Township.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1876.

"Will Mowry is agent for the Loring and Blakely organs."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1876.

Allen Mowry was welcomed back to the bosom of his family last week. We wouldn’t mind going back home if we could be twisted and hugged the way Al. was.

Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.

A COURIER office divan was occupied a few moments yesterday by Will D. Mowry, the genial proprietor of the Central Avenue House of Arkansas City. He came in to inquire about certain prospective investments in Benton Harbor, Michigan, which he is about to enter into.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.

"J. L. Stubbs, Henry and Will Mowry went out Monday afternoon and brought back 39 chickens."

Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.

STEAMBOAT. Mr. Hoyt, A. Chamberlain, and L. McLaughlin returned from Little Rock last week, and Allen Mowry and the pilot are expected soon.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1877.

MARRIED. On Thursday, Dec. 29th, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, MR. DAVID PRUDEN, of Dayton, Ohio, and MISS AMELIA MOWRY, of this place.

The marriage was one that has been for some expected, and was not a matter of surprise. The intimate friends and relatives of both parties were invited in, and after a few very appro-priate remarks by the clergyman, they were pronounced one. The happy couple will take up their abode at the residence of the fortunate bridegroom, and Dayton's society will have an additional valued member and esteemed lady, while her friends here regret her departure.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1877.

We clip the following complimentary notice of Mr. Pruden and wife, nee Miss Amelia Mowry, from a Dayton, Ohio paper.


Our esteemed young fellow-citizen, Mr. David Pruden, of Sachs & Pruden, after a month’s absence in the "Far West," has returned home. Reference to the marriage notice column will explain the cause of his extended absence. Himself and handsome young wife will receive a warm welcome from friends in this city. Dave has been very sly about this matter, but he is a good fellow, and all will unite in congratulating him upon his departure from single blessedness.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.


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.

AL MOWRY bought a fine large span of horses at Wichita last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.

Someone stole 40 bushels of wheat from Henry Mowry, last Thursday night. It was in his claim house, across the Arkansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1877.

AL MOWRY lost one of his fine gray mares last Wednesday, within twelve hours from the time he arrived with them. The animal was cut open and a hole found in its bowels, eaten by botts.


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 11, 1877.

WILL MOWRY has severed his connection with E. D. Eddy, after five years steady application, on account of his health.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.

Last Monday we received a pleasant call from Mr. W. D. Mowry, of Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877.

Will Mowry was learning city life in Wichita this week. He returned Monday evening.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1877.

Dr. Alexander, Al., and Henry Mowry made a longer stay in Bolton last Saturday then they expected. Will Stewart and some others also remained on this side.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1877.

THEORIZING. Al. Mowry, Frank Speers, the editor, and half a dozen other old bachelors were looking at Walker’s new house last week, and making calculations.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1877.

WILL MOWRY keeps the best brands of Smoking and Fine Cut Tobaccos.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 8, 1877.


Monday afternoon while Mrs. Mowry, little Charlie Milks, and Theodore, the darkey, were riding in a wagon with Milks’ team attached, the horses took fright at the parasol and ran around Benedict’s corner, upsetting the wagon box and throwing the passengers to the ground. Mrs. Mowry was considerably jarred, but the other two were but slightly injured. It was a narrow escape and might have been very serious.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.

The following is the score of the game of base ball played August 23rd, between the east and west sides of Summit Street.






Note: East Side Won—25 to 20.


Winfield Courier, August 30, 1877.

Will Mowry, of the new drug store in Arkansas City, called Monday. He reports the base ball fever as raging in the City at present.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.

BASE BALL. An enthusiastic meeting was held Monday afternoon at Pearson’s Hall, for the purpose of organizing a base ball association.

The following officers were elected.

Manager: J. H. Sherburne.

Secretary and Treasurer: H. M. Bacon.

Directors: Rev. S. B. Fleming; A. A. Newman; R. C. Haywood; A. W. Berkey; L. P. Woodyard; Will Mowry.

At a meeting of the directors in the evening, a nine was selected which will play Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, against the best second nine that can be collected.

A lively game is anticipated, and a general attendance desired. At the close of the game, the association will meet for the transaction of important business, when an opportunity for joining the same will be offered.

It is very desirable that all who are at all interested in athletic sports come at once to the front, and manifest their good will by joining the association.

The boys mean "business," and should be well backed up. The fall campaign, though a short one, will doubtless be a warm one. Anyway, it will afford lots of fun.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.

See the card of James Dodwell in this issue. He makes to order all kinds of buggy and work harness, saddles, bridles, etc., and keeps all kinds of blankets, fly nets, harness oil, etc. Call in and see some of his work.

AD: HARNESS AND SADDLES. JAMES DODWELL, On the west side of Summit street, opposite the Mowry House, keeps in stock and will make to order all kinds of Harness, Saddles, and Horse Clothing equipments. All I ask is a fair trial. Come and see me.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.

O. P. Houghton, Tyler McLaughlin, M. S. Faris, W. J. Mowry, and S. J. Mantor have all been sick within the past ten days.

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, October 24, 1877.

AL. MOWRY lost one of his bay horses last week. The affliction seemed to be blind staggers.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

The following committees have been chosen by the Ladies’ Sewing Society for their Thanksgiving Festival.


Mrs. R. C. Haywood, Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. L. McLaughlin.


Mrs. S. B. Fleming, Mrs. V. Hawkins, Mrs. E. Parker, Mrs. E. Weatherholt, Mrs. L. C. Norton, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. DeMott, Mrs. S. Pepper, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall.


In town: Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. J. I. Mitchell.

East of the Walnut: Mrs. L. McLaughlin.

Over the Arkansas: Mrs. S. Pepper.


O. P. Houghton, S. P. Channell, Mr. Hutchinson.


Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Miss Gertrude Lockley, Dr. Williams, W. D. Mowry, H. M. Bacon.


To procure them: E. D. Eddy.

To cook them: D. B. Hartsock, W. J. Mowry.


W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, J. Sherburne, W. Stewart, Dr. Williams, Miss Pickett, Kate Hawkins, Angie Mantor, Dora Dixon, Mowry Bowers.


Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. Hartsock, Mrs. E. D. Eddy.


Mattie Mitchell, Mary Theaker, May Benedict, Annie Norton, Annie Hutchinson, Linnie Peed.


Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Coombs.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

BOOKS! BOOKS! Persons wishing books for the Holidays can be supplied by leaving their orders with Will Mowry.

FOR MUSIC BOOKS, sheet music, or anything in the musical instrument line, leave your orders with W. D. Mowry. Orders by mail promptly attended to.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877. TRAVELER EXTRA.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

WILL MOWRY seems determined to lead in the supply of smoking material, and has ordered the finest lot of tobacco and cigars that can be found anywhere in the Southwest. He has all the latest kinds of cigarettes and choice smoking tobacco, with an ingenious little lamp constantly burning to light by. When you want a choice cigar, call in and see him, and take a look at the display in the window. Besides a number of different kinds of pipes, he has the plain ten cent cigar holder and the pure meerschaum cigarette mouth piece. They are handsome and extravagant.


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.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.

HENRY MOWRY shot a fine deer a few miles from the State line lately.


Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.


Creswell—M. R. Leonard, Trustee; M. Finley, Treasurer; W. D. Mowry, Clerk; J. Christian, I. H. Bonsall, Justices; Geo. McIntire, Jas. Morgan, Constables.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.

HUNTERS. Jas. Morgan, Jim Leonard, George Allen, and Henry Mowry returned from a three days’ hunt in the Territory last week, with three deer, five turkeys, and smaller game.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1877.

The Thanksgiving festival last Thursday evening was a decided success, in spite of the extreme cold weather. During the entire afternoon ladies and gentlemen worked with a will—the latter endeavoring to make the room comfortable for the expected crowd in the evening, while the former manipulated great loads of pies, cakes, turkeys, and toothsome delicacies with that graceful ease and dexterity that only the ladies of Arkansas City possess. By six o’clock the edibles were bountifully spread upon tastefully arranged tables, and everything else in "apple-pie order." It is needless to say the supper gave satisfaction—all suppers do, when the consumers have an appetite sharpened by long expectation, and when the articles for consumption are prepared by our ladies. After supper the stage was cleared, and the audience treated to a delightful rendition of the farce entitled "The Two Buzzards," by J. H. Sherburne, H. M. Bacon, W. D. Mowry, Miss Lockley, and Mrs. Farrar. These ladies and gentlemen deserve great credit for their perseverance in perfecting their respective parts, and for the admirable manner in which the play was rendered—there being no delays or prompting throughout the entire performance. The total receipts amounted to about eighty dollars, which will be devoted to church uses. The ladies of the Presbyterian Society desire to express their thanks to the many outside parties who generously contributed their time and labor for the advancement of the Society’s interests.

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.


Arkansas City sports a real live literary society, which promises the means of our spending one evening in the week quite pleasantly this winter. It is a good move and should receive the support of all our citizens. I. H. Bonsall, president; L. C. Norton and C. M. Swarts, vice-presidents; Miss Ella Grimes, secretary; Miss Flora Finley, treasurer; and A. W. Burkey and W. D. Mowry, musical directors.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1877.

Programme for the Literary Society next Friday evening showed the following participants: Annie Norton, Chas. Swarts, Miss Pickett, Arthur & Archie Coombs, W. D. Mowry, Edwin Thompson, Ella Grimes, Clarence Harris, Miss DeCon, Peter Trissell, Amos Walton, and L. Norton.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.

We neglected to call special attention to the new ad of Dr. J. A. Loomis last week. If you want anything in the line of drugs, patent medicines, paints, oils, varnishes, lead, etc., the Doctor can supply you. He also has a fine lot of stationery and toilet articles. It is the only place in town where school books are kept. Mr. Will Mowry has charge of the prescription department, and will be found at the store, ever ready to accommodate his many friends.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.










And everything usually kept in a first-class Drug Store.

W. D. Mowry, who has had six years’ experience in this line, will superintend the Prescription Department.

Physicians’ Prescriptions and Family Recipes Compounded at all Hours.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878.

It seems odd not to see Mr. and Mrs. Mowry at the Central Hotel now.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.

District Court.

Mr. E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk, furnishes us with the following list of cases which will probably be for trial at the next term of the District Court, commencing on Monday, May 6, 1878.

CIVIL DOCKET. T. H. Barrick v. W. D. Mowry et al.

Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

Commissioners’ Proceedings.

The board examined and approved the official bonds of the following township officers: J. L. Huey, trustee, Creswell tp.; Jas. A. Barr, trustee, Silver Creek tp; K. McClung, constable, Vernon tp.; W. H. Freeman, clerk, Beaver tp.; G. W. Savage, clerk, Harvey tp.; G. B. Darlington, clerk, Omnia tp.; W. B. Wimer, trustee, Rock tp.; David Walck, constable, Maple tp.; J. J. Smith, justice of peace, Otter tp.; A. B. Odell, constable, Ninnescah tp.; C. N. Gates, constable, Dexter tp.; Wm. Morgan, constable, Cedar tp.; J. M. Barrick, justice of peace, Rock tp.; W. D. Mowry, clerk, Creswell tp.

Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878. Editorial Page.


Mr. E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk, furnishes us with the following list of cases which will probably be for trial at the next term of the District Court commencing on Monday, May 6th, 1878.


T. H. Barrett v. W. D. Mowry et al.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 8, 1878.

HENRY MOWRY left us a sample of early potatoes about twice the size of a walnut.

Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.

District Court Proceedings.

The docket was called. The following cases were dismissed. Among them: T. H. Barrett vs. W. D. Mowry et al.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 15, 1878.

Court Proceedings.

[From the Cowley County Telegram.]

The following is a report of the disposal of the cases which have come up so far during this term. T. H. Barrett vs. William D. Mowry, et al, settled.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.

AL. MOWRY had a lively runaway last week with a mule team attached to a Marsh harvester. The trouble began from a thistle getting under the mule’s tail, and the animal tried to run away from it, throwing Al. from the seat and doing considerable damage to the machine.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.


A Grand Union Sunday School Picnic.

A general invitation is extended to the Sunday schools in this vicinity and surrounding country to unite in holding a basket picnic in Sleeth’s woods, on July 4th. The committee on general arrangements appointed the following committees, who are requested to enter at once upon their respective duties.

Committee on Programme.

Wm. Sleeth, Miss Clara Finley, Miss Ella Grimes, Miss Eva Swarts, Mrs. Wm. Wilson, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Cal. Swarts, R. J. Maxwell, and W. L. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 10, 1878.

W. D. MOWRY has received a fresh lot of the cigars at Loomis’ drug store. Lovers of the weed had better drop in and see him, not forgetting to bring the price of a smoke with them.

Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.

That Trip on the Aunt Sally."

We "let off" our surplus patriotism on the Fourth by going to Arkansas City and taking a ride on the "Aunt Sally" beneath the classic shades of the "raging Walnut." The said "Aunt Sally" is not exactly like the Sound steamers that ply between Fall River and New York. We did not see the elegant staterooms, dining-hall, furniture, and such; but she paddled along just as well as though arrayed in gay plumage. The passengers stood up on deck and sweltered in the heat; taking two or three small showers for variety; then the whistle made most unearthly screams and the band played patriotic airs. The boat was manned by Channell, Sleeth, Swarts, Farrar, Mowry, and many others of the old sailors of Arkansas City. Many Winfield ladies and gentlemen were on board with us, exhibiting more enthusiasm, we thought, than did our "seaport" friends. When we returned to the landing, Bonsall was on hand with his camera to take a picture of the boat and its passengers, but we shall never believe he got a good picture until he furnishes us with a copy. When that infernal whistle shrieked, it was with difficulty that we prevented our unsophisticated Winfielders from following the example of the Indians down the river by jumping off and wading ashore. Troup jumped about 18 feet, Harris 14, Baird 12, Bliss 10, McMullen & Lemmon 3, Hudson 2. The rest of them were on the other side of the boat and we were not able to record their feats of ground and lofty tumbling.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 17, 1878.

HENRY MOWRY is ahead so far. He picked a ripe watermelon from his vines last Saturday, July 13. Let’s hear from the next one.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

Take our Holman’s Pads,

Take our Sherman’s P. A. Bitters and Malarifuge.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

A Guitar for Sale.

W. D. Mowry, at Loomis’ drug store, has a guitar of extra tone and quality for sale cheap, for cash. Lovers of music, desiring to purchase such an instrument, should call and see this before buying.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

If you want a good shot gun to kill those innocent quail with, call at that place they call the "little brick."

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

Coyote wolves are feasting on Mowry’s chickens.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 25, 1878.

Mrs. F. S. Denton desires to express her thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Parvin, Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Brash, Mr. and Mrs. Harkins, Mr. Mowry, and many other friends and neighbors who assisted in caring for Mr. Denton during his last hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 13, 1878.

Township Officers Elected.


Trustee: J. M. Sample.

Clerk: J. A. Scott.

Treasurer: A. J. Kimmell.

Justices: R. Ramsey and J. Lenton.

Constables: Henry Mowry and C. J. Beck.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 26, 1879.

Those in need of drugs can find a good supply in town at either one of the three drug stores. Bob, at the Central, can make you a pill that will keep you with a smile for just three hours after taking; while just across the street is the Parson’s son, who can give you a puke with astonishing speed, to say nothing of Prof. Mowry, at the People’s Drug Store, who can cleanse your spiritual or physical existence of all uncleanness.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1879.

Prof. Mowry sells the Haines Piano.

Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.

Will Mowry was up from the "head of navigation" Tuesday.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.


The following are the officers of the Cowley County Sabbath School Convention.

President: R. C. Story.

Vice President: W. M. Sleeth.

Secretary: F. S. Jennings.

Assistant Secretary: H. E. Asp.

Treasurer: James Harden.

Executive Committee: R. C. Story, F. S. Jennings, T. R. Bryan, Will Mowry, E. W. Jones, John R. Thompson, and A. S. Williams.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1879.

Your attention is called to the special ad. of W. D. Mowry. Will thinks he can do better by you on the Packard Organ than you can do elsewhere.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1879.

Prof. W. D. Mowry has withdrawn from the employ of Dr. Loomis. He has been a drug clerk in this town for several years, and has made a host of friends. We are informed that he contemplates a visit to the mountains. We bespeak for him the kind consideration of those he may meet.

Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.

Mr. Will Mowry, of Arkansas City, was up last week. Will, besides being one of the best fellows in Southern Kansas, is a first class druggist, and much of the popularity of the Loomis drug store is due to his skill in manipulating the "spatula."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1879.

Mr. Al. Mowry and W. Randall favored us with a bountiful supply of green corn last week. These gentlemen are good farmers and are always among the first in raising early vegetables.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1879.

Will Mowry received another new Packard organ last Thursday. He is working up a good trade with these instruments in this county, and parties wishing anything in this line could not do better than by calling on him.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1879.

Dave Pruden and wife, nee Miss Amelia Mowry, came out from their Buckeye home last week to visit their relatives and friends at this place. It was nearly three years ago that Dave came, saw, and conquered, culling one of the fairest flowers from our social circle. Their many friends extend them a cordial welcome.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1879.

W. D. Mowry, the popular organ vender, can give you as good terms as any dealer in the State, and his thorough knowledge of the instrument he sells makes his recommendation reliable. He has some new organs now on the road, and when they arrive parties wishing a really good instrument should call on him and examine the Packard.


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.


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.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1879.

The election of delegates to the county convention passed off quietly last Saturday, there being but one ticket in the field. The following are the delegates and alternates.









Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1879.

The ladies of the Presbyterian society will give a lawn social at the residence of Mrs. Mowry tomorrow, Thursday evening. There will be peaches in abundance, and a good time is guaranteed to all who may attend. Free transportation from town.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1879.

To Sunday School Superintendents.

It is requested that all Sunday schools in the 2nd S. S. District, including Bolton, Silverdale, Beaver, and Creswell Townships, make out a report of attendance and condition of school at once, and send to J. H. McDermott, Winfield, or to W. D. Mowry, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Cowley County Teacher, October 8, 1879.

Cowley County Teachers.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1879.

Report says that Prof. Mowry has purchased of Dr. Shepard his stock of drugs. We congratulate Prof. Mowry on his return to business, and heartily wish him success.

Cowley County Teacher, November, 1879. [Date Not Given.]

Officers of Cowley County Sabbath School Convention.

President: S. S. Holloway.

Vice President: John Service.

Secretary: James McDermott.

Asst. Secretary: R. C. Story.

Treasurer: H. D. Gans.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: P. B. Lee, W. D. Mowry, W. H. Rose, A. L. Crow, and J. R. Thompson.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1879.

Dr. Kellogg and W. D. Mowry immediately commence the erection of a brick building on Summit street, and when completed will fill the same with a choice stock of drugs.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 10, 1879.


DECORATING TREE: Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Miss Eva Swarts, Hattie Houghton, Flora Finley, Angie Mantor, Ella Grimes, Mattie Mitchell, Kate Hawkins, Alma Dixon, Blanche Marshall, Emma Hunt, Susie Hunt, Mr. B. Matlack, F. Farrar, W. Gooch, Mr. Rose, G. Howard, B. Maxwell, W. D. Mowry, F. Hutchison, E. LeClare, L. Norton, Mr. B. Parker, C. McIntire.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 17, 1879.

Read the new ad. of Prof. W. D. Mowry in this number of the TRAVELER. Those who deal with him will find his instruments just as he represents.

AD: $95. A RARE CHANCE! $95.

During the Holidays, I will offer fine Double Reed Organs, 7 Stops, worth $125 for only NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS! W. D. MOWRY. See Sample at the Central Avenue Hotel.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1879.

The officers elected for the coming year of Cresswell Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 133, are:

W. M.: James Benedict.

Senior Warden: James Ridenour.

Junior Warden: Charles Parker.

Senior Deacon: James I. Mitchell.

Junior Deacon: Edwin R. Thompson.

Treasurer: Harry P. Farrar.

Secretary: Isaac H. Bonsall.

Tyler: Cyrus M. Scott.

Senior Stewart: Charles R. Sipes.

Junior Stewart: James C. Topliff.

Organist: William D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.

Prof. Mowry’s new brick building is nearly completed, and does great credit to Summit street.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.

Wedding Bells.

GOOCH - HOUGHTON. Married on Wednesday evening, February 4th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City, Mr. Wyatt Gooch and Miss Hattie Houghton, by Rev. McClung.

Groomsmen: Will Mowry and Mr. C. Swarts, customary black, white kids.


Mr. and Mrs. Eddy, pearl card case, bottle cologne, silver nut cracker. Bridesmaid and Groomsmen chromo.

W. Mowry, carving knife and fork.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1880.

Prof. Mowry has taken a run up to Kansas City, and-and-well, how is it Will?

Arkansas City Traveler, March 3, 1880.

Mowry & Kellogg’s new business house on Summit Street is nearing completion, and will in a few days be ready for occupancy.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 10, 1880.

Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry have a new ad. in this issue. This firm will occupy their new building on west side of Summit Street with a brand new stock of all kinds of goods usually kept in their line, and having just purchased their supplies in the East, can give their customers the advantage of low prices and new goods. Give them a call.


Will be ready for business next week.

Take Due Notice and Govern Yourselves Accordingly.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 17, 1880.




By an Old Bachelor.


One of the best "mashes" on the list. He is very interesting in domestic affairs, flourishing mustache, never gets tired of talking, good provider, entertaining and ambitious. Will would make a home as comfortable as any young man we know of; but there is one thing positive, he isn’t afraid of "ghosts." The happy woman in his case may foreswear corsets forever.


Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.

The temperance convention met in Manning’s Hall last Friday. R. C. Story was elected president; A. Limrick and J. E. Platter, vice presidents; J. S. Allen, secretary. A committee on Plan of Operations was appointed, and reported in favor of a Campaign Committee of seven members, who should superintend the canvass of the county for the prohibition amendment. The following gentlemen were appointed as such committee: James McDermott, chairman; R. C. Story, secretary; H. S. Silver, treasurer; J. W. Millspaugh, W. D. Mowry, S. S. Holloway, and J. S. Allen.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.

Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry have a new ad. in the TRAVELER. These gentlemen, as previously announced, have a brand new stock of goods, in a brand new building, and have adopted brand new prices—low down. Go and see them.

AD: TO OUR FRIENDS. The New Drug Store is completed and we will be pleased to keep our old customers with us again. We have, without doubt, the most complete stock of


in the County. Our Goods are New, and selected carefully, and we are prepared to guarantee them. Call and see us and if there is anything you are in need of, we shall be pleased to supply you. We have a large stock of the following Goods:





Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.

Messrs. Shepard & Maxwell and Kellogg & Mowry are making preparations to put down a stone sidewalk in front of their respective stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.

Early Monday morning we noticed a brand-new sign glistening on the topmost pinnacle of Kellogg & Mowry’s new drug store. It was constructed by Scott, is an elegant piece of workmanship, and will doubtless be the means of guiding many persons to the drug emporium of the old and reliable firm.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 5, 1880.

An ice cream and bouquet social will be held this evening at the residence of Mrs. Mowry, under the management of the ladies of the Presbyterian church.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 12, 1880.

If you want to see something neat and tasty, look in Kellogg & Mowry’s show window as lately arranged.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 19, 1880.

Mr. E. M. Archer, late of the city of New York, has rented the Mowry place northwest of town, and will henceforth make his home with us.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 9, 1880.

After considerable hard work by Mr. W. D. Mowry and "the Senator from Ohio," the excursion party spoken of last week was organized, and a special train ran to Winfield on Thursday night. The Winfield folks met us with music at the depot, and presented the party with badges which entitled them to free participation in the dance. Having the most select house of the season, the "Dutch Recruit" was well performed, eliciting rounds of applause and merriment and giving general satisfaction. Owing to the desire of many to return home, our party did not stay for the dance. We hope at some future time to meet our Winfield friends at this end of the line.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 16, 1880.

Mrs. Wm. Coombs and family have returned to this city, and will henceforth make their home with us. Her son, Lewis, has secured a position as clerk in the drug store of Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 16, 1880.

The following are the delegates and alternates to the county convention to be held at Winfield next Saturday, for the purpose of electing six delegates to the Congressional convention and nominating a candidate for State Senator for this district.

DELEGATES: W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, Ed. G. Gray, Geo. H. McIntire, Dr. A. J. Chapel, C. R. Mitchell, Tom Mantor, J. Ridenour.

ALTERNATES: H. D. Kellogg, Cal Swarts, R. J. Maxwell, M. Rexford, A. C. Williams, M. Stanton, D. B. Hartsock, Frank Speers.

The above is the best ticket that can be put before our people. Look to the interests of our county, and send these delegates to Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880. Editorial Page.

The county convention met at Winfield last Saturday, for the purpose of electing six delegates to the Congressional convention at Newton, and putting in nomination a candidate for State Senator. By the time our delegation arrived, excitement was at fever heat on the streets of Winfield. The names of Hackney and Bryan were on every tongue, showing that between these two candidates had the fight been warmest, and on them centered the interest of those attending the convention.

The convention was called to order at 11 a.m., and organized by calling S. M. Fall, of Windsor township, to the chair, and electing W. D. Mowry, of Arkansas City, secretary.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880.

Dr. Chapel and W. D. Mowry left for Newton yesterday, to attend the Congressional convention. Dr. Chapel goes as a regularly elected delegate, and our friend, W. D. Mowry, goes as the alternate of Mr. Gray.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 30, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry are putting in a No. 1 soda fountain, and all lovers of this delicious beverage should call upon them tomorrow (Thursday) and test its excellence, free gratis, for nothing. See their notice in another column.

NOTICE: FREE SODA. Kellogg & Mowry will furnish the people with a cool refreshing glass of Soda Water on Thursday, July 1st, without money and without price. Come to the fountain. Drink and be happy.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 7, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry’s soda fountain is a success, and gives forth delicious "fiz."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 7, 1880.

DOWN THEY GO. Collier strictly Pure Lead at $10 per hundred; Best Boiled Linseed Oil at 80 cents per Gallon. Now is the time to paint your houses. Take advantage of the above prices and buy your material of the reliable Drug House of Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 14, 1880.


The Republicans of Arkansas City held a crowded meeting in the council chambers last Wednesday evening, for the purpose of organizing a Garfield and Arthur club in this place and to generally promote the interests of the Republican party in the coming campaign. On motion J. S. Daniels was called to the chair and I. H. Bonsall was appointed secretary. The meeting was then addressed by C. R. Mitchell, Dr. A. J. Chapel, J. H. Phillips, Henry E. Asp, of Winfield, Houston, and several others. Altogether a most enthusiastic and inspiring time was had. The following committees were appointed.

On Procuring Pole: Messrs. Daniels, Parker, and Williams.

Music and Glee Club: W. D. Mowry and W. Griffith.

Permanent Organization: Messrs. J. H. Phillips, Bonsall, and Houston.

Pending the report of this committee, a temporary agreement was drawn up and signed by thirty-seven of those present, who thus pledged themselves to work in the interest of the Republican party and its nominees. Mr. Asp was requested to procure speakers for the next meeting. On motion the meeting then adjourned, to meet again this Wednesday evening, July 14, in the room lately occupied by the Tivoli on the west side of Summit street, opposite the City Hotel. Republicans one and all should turn out and make things lively.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 14, 1880.

COME. The executive committee and all Sabbath school workers in this district are requested to meet at the First Presbyterian church, Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of perfecting arrangements for holding a district Sabbath school convention. Let us have a full attendance, as it will be an important meeting to our district.

W. D. MOWRY, Vice President of District.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry have added another attraction to their already popular Drug Store in the way of a Soda Fountain of elegant design, and are now furnishing the foaming beverage to the thirsty millions, at the remarkably low price of 5 cents per glass. If you desire health, wealth and happiness, come to the fountain and drink.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.


The Sabbath schools of Beaver, Bolton, Silverdale, and Creswell Townships will hold their first district convention in Godfrey’s grove, on Thursday, August 5, at 10 o’clock a.m.

Participants: Convention to be called to order by W. D. Mowry, Vice President of District. Prayer by Rev. D. Thompson.

Topic: "What Hath God Wrought? or Our Sabbath School Centennial," by Rev. F. P. Berry, Wellington.

Topic: "Purposes of the Sabbath School," by Revs. Laverty, McClenahan, and others.

Topic: "Relation of the Temperance’ Cause to the Sabbath Schools," by Revs. Fleming, Swarts, and others.

Benediction by Rev. Harris.

First meeting of the district. Will meet at the M. E. church at 9-1/2 o’clock a.m., not forgetting to bring Gospel Hymns. No stands allowed on the grounds.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

The District Sabbath School Convention of Cresswell, Beaver, Bolton, and Silverdale townships will be held Aug. 5th, in Godfrey’s grove near Arkansas City. Basket dinner in the grove. W. D. MOWRY.

Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.

The duty of feeding the hungry horde of Representative makers which assembled at Dexter last Saturday fell to O. P. Darst, and right royally did he treat them. It was truly gratifying to see Jim Utt and Will Mowry stow away fried chicken and other dainties. If Dexter isn’t visited by a famine, it will not be their fault.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.

Owing to the cheap rates of Saturday last, quite a crowd took advantage of them and started for Chicago or way points. As far as we could learn, the Arkansas City list comprised Mrs. Matlack and child, Mr. and Mrs. Searing, Mrs. Hendersohn, J. L. Huey and family, Will and Henry Mowry, Mrs. Coombs and two children, J. D. Houston, J. B. Walker, and Mr. McConn. Messrs. Huey and McConn will attend the Knights Templar conclave at Chicago, while the others took this occasion to visit various points in Iowa and Illinois. The fare was ten dollars from Winfield to Chicago and return.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1880.

E. J. Fitch has opened up a restaurant and boarding house just north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, where he invites the patronage of all lovers of a square 25 cent. meal. See his card.

CARD: FITCH’S RESTAURANT, One door south of Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Meals at all Hours. Day board at reasonable rates. Single meals 25 cents.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store boasts the "boss" sign in town. Also an awning, both brand new.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

The "last of the Mohicans" are at home. Frank Speers and wife and Mrs. Endicott returned last Friday, and W. D. and Henry Mowry came in Saturday. All are glad to get back.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

We take pleasure in calling attention to the professional card of Dr. H. D. Kellogg, which appears elsewhere in this issue. The Dr. is one of our oldest citizens and is far too well known to need any recommendations at our hands. His office is in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, where he will be happy to receive calls.


Office in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1880.

Your attention is called to the change in Kellogg & Mowry’s advertisement this week. They have a special line of sheet music and musical goods. In their Gospel Hymns they have all the numbers combined, which makes a most choice collection, and among their sheet music may be found the very latest instrumental favorites now having an Eastern run. An idea of their fine assortment of lamps may be had by glancing in that tasty show window.

AD: Why Delay?

Wall paper AT COST at Kellogg & Mowry’s. Now is the time to buy.

Lamps of all descriptions, including the latest styles of Library and Bracket Lamps. Chimneys, Shades, etc.

SHEET MUSIC. A fine assortment to select from just received; latest and best.

GOSPEL HYMNS, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined, now in stock.

ATTENTION, MUSICIANS! We have a select stock of violins, accordions, violin bows, cases, etc., and intend to make our store headquarters for musical goods. Our E violin string has no superior. Steel strings constantly on hand.

WE KNOW the above to be true, and that better bargains are offered you at Kellogg & Mowry’s than any store in town.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1880.

The new grocery firm of Wood & Kroenert will occupy the room just north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, which will be renovated and refitted in first class style. They expect to be all ready for business in about two weeks.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 10, 1880.

Messrs. Kroenert & Wood come to the front this week with a new "ad," which heralds forth the advantages to be obtained by trading at the "Diamond Front." These gentlemen have brought on a very large and well selected stock of everything pertaining to a first-class grocery, which they have opened out just north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, and solicit the favor of a visit from all. The boys are well known, and we wish them every success in their business enterprise. Don’t forget the sign—the "Diamond Front Grocery."


Kroenert & Wood

Have just opened out a large and elegant stock of staple and fancy GROCERIES!

One door north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, where they invite the patronage of the public. Their stock embraces everything found in a first-class grocery, and the proprietors take pleasure in showing their goods, feeling assured that they have facilities for selling as cheap as the cheapest. Give us a call and examine our stock.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1880.

Hank Mowry brought a fine five-year-old buck, weighing 102 pounds, into the city last Monday. He shot it on the Arkansas River about ten miles below the Territory line.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1880.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry left on yesterday’s train for Dayton, Ohio, upon a visit to their daughter, Mrs. D. Pruden.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.


The names of the various committees having in charge the Christmas tree festivities to be held at the Presbyterian church, were handed in last week, but were unavoidably crowded out, and are presented in this issue, as follows.

Decorating Committee: Mr. and Mrs. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Haywood, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Cypher, Misses Mary Parker, Angie Mantor, Carrie Benedict, Annie Norton, Mattie Mitchell, Linnie Peed, Flora Finley, Albertine Maxwell, Sadie Thomas, Linda Christian, Annie Hutchison, Mary Theaker, Emma and Susie Hunt, Ada Easterday; Messrs. E. G. Gray, W. D. Mowry, John Kroenert, J. D. Houston, George Howard, D. Cunningham, James Leonard, Will Peed, J. C. Topliff, Dick Chamberlain, Irving French.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.

The following was the ticket put in nomination at the Republican township caucus held last Saturday in this city.

Trustee: Uriah Spray.

Treasurer: William Sleeth.

Clerk: W. D. Mowry.

Justice of the Peace: S. J. Mantor.

Constables: G. H. McIntire, E. M. Bird.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.

BOYD’S BATTERIES at Kellogg & Mowry’s.


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.

BOLTON: Trustee, J. M. Sample; treasurer, A. Mowry; Justice, J. H. Titus; clerk, A. Buzzi.

CRESSWELL: Trustee, U. Spray; treasurer, W. M. Sleeth; clerk, W. D. Mowry; Justice, T. McIntire.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1881.

The Adams Express Co.’s office is located in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store. Mr. F. C. Wood is the agent.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 16, 1881.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry returned from a protracted visit throughout the Eastern States last Monday, well and hearty, and glad to get back home.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 16, 1881.

The Stock Protective Union will meet in Bland’s schoolhouse, in Bolton township, on the last Saturday in March, at early candle light, for the transaction of important business.

AL. MOWRY, Captain.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.

The druggists of Cowley County met in Winfield last Monday evening for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Pharmaceutical Association, which, we believe, meets on the 13th of next month. Messrs. Eddy, Mowry, Maxwell, and Riley represented Arkansas City. Quincy A. Glass, of Winfield, and E. D. Eddy, of this city, were chosen delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.

Allen Mowry is now captain of the S. P. U.’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.

All members of the Bolton S. P. U. who do not pay a fee of 25 cents to Mr. Turner, our treasurer, on or before our next regular meeting, which is the last Saturday in May, will be stricken from the roll as members. ALLEN MOWRY, Captain.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.


Bids for building a bridge across the creek, near B. Goff’s, on the county road, will be received by the township clerk until April 30, 1881. Bidders are requested to furnish plans and specifications. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further information, inquire of, or address, B. Goff. URIAH SPRAY, Trustee.

W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.


My farm, situated one mile n. w. of Arkansas City. A good house and fine orchard, all for a reasonable cash rent. Inquire of W. J. Mowry, or at Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.

ICE! ICE!! ICE!!! ICE!!!

Ice can be had in any quantity, and at anytime during the season at Kellogg & Mowry’s, also delivered to any part of the city.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.

SODA WATER. Yesterday we happened into Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug store and were agreeably surprised to find the Fountain in working order, and can say from experience that Ginger ale and Peruvian Beer are good. These gentlemen evidently believe that early bird and worm story.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

That Ginger Ale at Kellogg & Mowry’s is just the thing for warm weather. Try it and be happy.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Wanted! A few head of cattle to herd, on reasonable terms. Inquire of Al Mowry, Bolton township.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Fountain of Health, that flows with the purest and best of SODA WATER, is now dispensed for 5 cents per glass at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Ginger Ale and Peruvian beer, the boss temperance drinks, are both delicious and invigorating. Can be obtained at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881.

WANTED. A few head of cattle to herd, on reasonable terms. Inquire of Al. Mowry, Bolton township.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 18, 1881.

W. D. Mowry is now agent for the Adams Express Co.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

W. D. Mowry now has full charge of the Adams express company’s business, with an office in the drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

Kellogg & Mowry have one of the cutest novelties, in the way of a nail cutter, trimmer, and cleaner. Call and buy one.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

The S. P. U.’s will hold a meeting at the Bland schoolhouse next Saturday evening, at early candle light. All members are requested to be present. AL MOWRY, Capt.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

Our townsman, A. Harnley, late of Van Wert, Ohio, has had quite a number of friends visiting him of late, several of whom will probably locate in this vicinity. His stepfather, Mr. Wright, has rented the Mowry farm for the coming year. Mr. R. L. Balyeat, of Van Wert, Ohio, has rented T. A. Gaskill’s house in the west part of town, and is looking around for a location on a farm. Wm. Osburne, of Van Wert, arrived in town on Saturday last, and will most probably engage in the sheep business. He spent several days visiting the country south and west of us, with a view to its adaptability for sheep farming.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.


That Kellogg & Mowry, Shepard, Maxwell & Walker, E. D. Eddy, and James Riely are keenly alive to the needs of the drug business.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 22, 1881.


Ed. Traveler:

It may be a matter of interest to your readers to hear a little of the work among the Nez Perce Indians at the present time.

In company with my sister-in-law, Miss L. C. Guthrie, I started for Oakland Agency on Saturday, June 11th—the thermometer standing at about 90. Fortunately for us, and greatly to our comfort, the clouds rising in the west, shading the sun, relieved us from the oppressiveness of the heat.

We passed along on our journey with pleasure and safety, enjoying the refreshing breeze, the beautiful sunset, and the imposing spectacle in the southwest of a majestic storm cloud rising. At first the sheeted lightning, as the twilight deepened, lit up the "ragged edges" of the cloud with its gleaming coruscations, while the distant mutterings of the thunder betokened the approaching storm. Soon the lightning seemed to change from the broad sheeted form to that of chain lightning, and by this we knew that the storm would be upon us soon.

I don’t want to be in a storm on the prairie again. I will not attempt to describe it, any more than to say that the wind blew a gale and the electricity fell, seemingly, on every hand, and the rain literally drenched us. After from a half to three-quarters of an hour of such experience, the storm abated somewhat, and we were glad to proceed, over the four remaining miles, to our destination.

On Sabbath morning we repaired to the building used for school purposes, and as it was the day appointed for communion service, we found the house, capable of holding 300 people, filled to overflowing. After some spirited singing in their own language, Rev. Mr. Sawyer preached an earnest and eloquent sermon, followed by a brief exposition of the nature and design of the Lord’s supper, by the writer, James Rubens interpreting. Then an opportunity was given to any who desired to do so, to unite with the church by profession of faith. Nine came forward, and after a careful and very satisfactory examination as to their knowledge of the important step they were taking, they were received into full communion with the church.

Among these was Amos Bear, an old man, who, more than forty years ago, was baptized by Missionary Spaulding in Washington Territory. Thus a child of the covenant is reclaimed in his old age. It was truly affecting to see this old man, who was blind as well, stand up and intelligently confess Christ.

At this juncture of the service, we were very glad to see Mr. W. D. Mowry and Miss Parker come in and join us.

But, Mr. Editor, as this has grown already large enough for one communication, I will now close and finish this letter next week. S. B. FLEMING.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 29, 1881.

Kellogg & Mowry still keep ahead on cool and refreshing drinks.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.

Read Kellogg & Mowry’s new "ad" in this issue.





Sign of "Golden Mortar."

Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.

ARCHERY GOODS at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.

Will Mowry came up to the "hub" Monday.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.

The farewell party, given by Miss Lillie Chamberlain at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, on Tuesday evening of last week, was one of the grandest events of the season. The full moon shown down like an immense headlight, viewing apparently, with the many Chinese lanterns that were pendant from the surrounding trees, making the scene resemble that of fairy land rather than reality.

One of those who attended party: William D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.

At the primary meeting held last Thursday, the following gentlemen were elected as Delegates and Alternates to attend the Republican Nominating Convention at Winfield, on September 19th, 1881.


Capt. Nipp, G. H. McIntire, Cal. Swarts, C. M. Scott, Jerry Tucker, W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.

The sixteenth annual convention of the State Sunday-School Association of Kansas will be held at Emporia on October 11th, 12th, and 13th, 1881. Every preparation has been made, by the citizens of Emporia, for the accommodation of visitors, and a Tabernacle capable of seating 6,000 people has been erected. Gov. St. John and many of the most eloquent and distinguished ministers and teachers of Kansas will be present and address the Convention. All interested in Sunday School work are invited to be present. The R. R. Co’s. gives special rates. Messrs. Mowry and Blakeney are the delegates from this city.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.

We are pleased to state that Mr. John H. Walker has at last concluded to spend the winter in our city. He will not, as reported, "go into the grocery business," but intends to run a coal and wood depot during the cold season. John is deservedly popular, and will, undoubtedly do a rushing business. His office will be in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.

John B. Walker expects to have his coal and wood yard in good running order by the first of next week and all needing supplies of fuel can be accommodated by calling at his office in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.


In ordering Goods from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, or any eastern city, be sure and specify via ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY. We guarantee low rates and prompt delivery. W. D. MOWRY, AGENT


Office at Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

Messrs. J. B. Walker and Cal Swarts, two of Arkansas City’s youngest young citizens, paid the metropolis a visit Saturday. They were chasing down a COURIER coal advertisement and succeeded in supplying themselves with the needful, "warranted full weight and sixteen ounces to the pound." J. B. is now filling prescriptions for Kellogg & Mowry, and smiles more complacently over the sale of one little liver pill than the senior partner could over a gross of "canawis." We shall buy hair restorative there in the future.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 9, 1881.

See the new "ad" of John B. Walker in which he announces to the public that he is prepared to dispense fuel during the coming winter. Coal and wood always on hand. Give him a call.




The celebrated




Always on hand.

Office at Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Cowley County Courant, December 1, 1881.

M. D. Mowry, one of Arkansas City’s finest young men, a druggist by profession, has been making his Winfield friends a visit, and while here hung up at the popular Brettun.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.

The following named gentlemen were elected officers of Bennett Chapter No. 41, at their last regular meeting held in Masonic Lodge at Arkansas City, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

High Priest: James Benedict.

King: James L. Huey.

Scribe: H. P. Farrar.

Treasurer: O. P. Houghton.

Secretary: W. D. Mowry.

Captain of the Host: C. M. Scott.

Principal Sojourner: James Ridenour.

Royal Arch Captain: Charles Hutchings.

Master of 3rd Vail: L. McLaughlin.

Master of 2nd Vail: J. R. Mitchell.

Master of 1st Vail: J. T. Shepard.

Tyler: George Russell.

Installation of officers takes place on the evening of St. John’s Day, Thursday, Dec. 27th, 1881, at the hall.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.


For Lamps, Chimneys, Burners, Coal Oil, and all lamp goods, call on Kellogg & Mowry, the Druggists.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.

Toys! Toys!!

Cheaper than ever at Kellogg & Mowry’s, the Druggists.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.

A. F. & A. M.

At the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge, A. F. & A. M., the following were elected officers for the coming year.

W M: James Ridenour.

S W: W. D. Mowry.

J W: I. H. Bonsall.

Treas: H. P. Farrar

Sec: Dr. Loomis.

S D: Cal Swarts.

J D: C. Hutchins.

S S: J. C. Pickering.

J S: H. Endicott.

Tyler: [LEFT BLANK].

Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.


The social event of the Holiday week was the masquerade party held at the residence of Mr. James L. Huey on Friday evening, December 30th. A large number of invitations had been sent out, which were almost universally responded to, thus making the party a glorious success. The residence of Mr. Huey is one of the largest, and most commodious, in town; and as the merry throng of maskers promenaded the handsomely appointed salons of the mansion their costumes showed, to perfection, in the brilliant light of the glittering chandeliers. The guests were received by Mrs. James L. Huey, the hostess, assisted by her sister, Mrs. Fred Farrar, and it is needless to say, that under their hospitable care, every attention was shown "the motley crew" that claimed their cares. Refreshments in the shape of many tempting kinds of cake, sandwiches, teas, and coffee were liberally provided. Music lent its aid to the other enjoyments which coupled with the many unique costumes, and the cheering hum of voices lent a charm never to be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to take part in the festivities.

The following is a partial list of the guests with the characters they represented.

Mrs. Cunningham, Flower Girl; Mr. Cunningham, Imp; Mrs. Howard, Miss Prim; Mrs. Farrar, City Belle; Mrs. Searing, "Boss" Flour; Mrs. Matlack, "Straight" Flour; T. R. Houghton, Blazes; Alma Easterday, Bridget; Mrs. Grubbs, A Lady; Mrs. Nellie Houghton, Dreadnaught; J. Kroenert, "Lo"; C. M. Swarts, Chapeau; R. E. Grubbs, Widow Pudge; Miss Haywood, Queen Elizabeth; Mrs. Norton, Widow Bedott; Miss Guthrie, Incognita; Angie Mantor, Fat Woman; Jerry Adams, Bashful Maid; R. A. Houghton, Judge; I. H. Bonsall, Minister; Mrs. R. A. Houghton, A Bride; Mrs. Ingersoll, Quackeress; Mrs. Sipes, Quacker-ess; C. U. France, Uncle Toby; W. Thompson, Father Time; A. D. Ayres, Irishman; Mrs. A. D. Ayres, Anonyma; Mrs. Mead, Languedoc; Mr. Mead, Ghost; Mrs. T. Mantor, Mask; T. Mantor, Mask; J. G. Shelden, Cow Boy; Mrs. Watson, Old Maid; Mrs. Chandler, Night; C. R. Sipes, Uncle Tom; Miss A. Norton, Sunflower; Miss S. Hunt, Sunflower; Miss M. Parker, Sunflower; Miss Peterson, Nun; Miss A. Dickson, Sister of Mercy; Miss L. Wyckoff, Sister of Mercy; J. T. Shepard, Guiteau; J. H. Walker & wife, German Couple; C. H. Searing, XXXX Flour; J. Gooch, Private U. S. A.; C. Hutchins, Private, U. S. A.; Mrs. Haywood, Dinah; Mrs. Newman, Topsy; Dr. J. Vawter, Prohibition; C. L. Swarts, Post no bills; W. D. Mowry, A Bottle; Clara Finley, A Lone Star; R. C. Haywood, Fat Dutch Boy; Ben Matlack, May Fisk; M. B. Vawter, Fireman; O. Ingersoll, Big Mynheer; Mrs. Shepard, Japanese Lady; Miss Cassell, Red Riding Hood; Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Mrs. J. Smith; Mr. Matlack, "Pat" bedad; Mrs. Gooch, Equestrienne; R. J. Maxwell, Priest.

Among the ladies and gentlemen who were present, unmasked, were Rev. Fleming and wife, W. E. Gooch, H. P. Farrar, Mr. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Mowry, and many others whose names our reporter failed to receive.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.

Condition Powders For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, and Chickens. There is nothing to equal our Condition Powders. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.


The best stock of Lamps, Chimneys, and Burners can be found at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.

The Y. M. C. A. met for the transaction of business, on last Monday evening, at the M. E. Church. The following officers were elected for the current year.

President: W. V. McCone.

Vice President: A. W. Patterson.

Secretary: C. L. Swarts.


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To Stage Coach at the Central Hotel
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Asst. Secretary: Chas. Hutchins.

Cor. Secretary: W. D. Mowry.

Treasurer: S. B. Reed.

The Association proposes to secure a reading room, and other necessaries and will engage at once in the usual work of the organization. This is the only society of the Y. M. C. A. in this part of the State.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.

Entertainment Friday evening, February 3rd, 1882, at the M. E. Church, for benefit of School Library.


Glee Club, Frank Gammel, Miss Nellie Swarts, F. C. McLaughlin, W. M. Blakeney, Miss Minnie McIntire, W. M. Henderson, Fannie Vaughn, Miss Etta Barnett, J. R. L. Adams, Harry Finley, W. D. Mowry, C. L. Swarts, C. T. Atkinson, E. S. Donnelly, Miss Mary Theaker, Miss Anna Norton, Miss Mollie Christian.

Admission 25 cents, doors open at 7 p.m., commence at 8 p.m. All are cordially invited. Tickets can be had at the post office and drug stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

A picture of anyone in town can be had at Eddy’s, Kellogg & Mowry’s, and Shepard & Maxwell’s. This makes us realize that Feb. 14th is at hand.

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.

Receipts of entertainment given at M. E. Church, Friday evening, for the benefit of the Library.

Received at door: $18.50

Received at Central Drug Store: $2.00

Received at Kellogg & Mowry’s: $3.00

Received at Post Office: $2.00

Received at E. D. Eddy’s: $1.50

Total: $27.00

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

VALENTINES at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.

A young mens’ Christian Association has been organized in Arkansas City. The officers are W. V. McConn, President; A. W. Patterson, Vice President; C. L. Swarts, Secretary; Chas. Hutchings, Assistant Secretary; W. D. Mowry, Corresponding Secretary; and S. R. Reed, Treasurer. They have fitted up rooms on Summit street and will open a reading room.

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.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.

Al. Mowry, President of the Farmers’ Horse Thief Protective Association, of Bolton Township, Cowley County, was in the city Tuesday night on the trail of two horse thieves who had stolen two horses four miles west of Arkansas City Monday night. One horse was a strawberry roan about 15 hands high, and one a dark iron gray pony. A brass mounted drag on saddle was taken with the horses. Caldwell Post.

Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.

A representative of the paper boarded the train Monday, and in company with his better half, the comparative degree is acknowledged with all humility, took a "ride on the cars" down to our sister city and "did" the lively place to the best of our ability.

It had been some time since we had walked the classic streets and got sand in our shoes, and things seemed comparatively strange and new. However, we had the energetic and genial presence of H. G. Fuller to remind us of home and keep up our spirits and didn’t sigh for "home, sweet home" very much.

We were given gentlemanly care by the proprietor of the City Hotel, who satisfied the craving of a good appetite in a very satisfactory manner. Arkansas City is enjoying considerable prosperity. None of her business or dwelling houses stand empty, many new buildings are being erected, and there seems to be a healthy business life. The city by the canal has never had a real boom, but has grown steadily nevertheless, and while many other towns are standing still, this little city seems to have just commenced to get in earnest about growing and stirring around.

The people with whom we talked spoke with some enthusiasm of the future of the place and the signs are certainly favorable. The schools there re in a flourishing condition, the attendance is large, and Prof. Atkinson is liked well by the people. About forty of the young men have organized a Y. M. C. A., several secret societies seem to be in good life, and the stream of social and business life appears to be quite rapid. We of course called upon our brothers in arms and found them immersed in business. The Democrat and Traveler seem to be prospering and we hear the papers spoken well of. They are both live and energetic sheets, and deserve the hearty support of the citizens.

We saw no loafers, except some noble red men, and everybody seems to have business that demanded their individual attention.

In the afternoon we visited the canal for the first time, under the guiding and protecting care of Will Mowry, who is known for his courtesy and kindness and who holds a large place in the life of the city. The raging canal wasn’t raging when we gazed into its depths, but was as calm and shallow as a backyard mud-puddle in July. We could see where the angry waves had lashed its muddy sides when the head gate was raised. The water had been shut off to allow repairs on the flume walls of one of the mills; the water, when turned on, having broken around the walls on each side and causing considerable damage. This was at Ayres’ mill, one that has recently been put up and furnished with machinery and will be in running order this week, it is thought. This mill is owned by V. M. Ayres, is a big investment for the place where it is established, and shows much labor under difficulties, and an enterprising spirit that should certainly be amply rewarded. The mill represents a property valuation of about $25,000 and is furnished completely with the most improved and modern machinery, not excelled by many larger mills. The milling work is under the charge of W. T. Bell, formerly of Wichita, and of known experience and ability.

Another mill is in process of building, owned by W. H. Spears, which when finished, will represent about $15,000 more of valuable property that the canal has brought to its banks. The mill will be of stone and well fitted out with machinery of modern make.

These two enterprises are certainly worthy of support by the farmers of that section and no doubt will receive it. The ability of the canal to furnish unlimited power is thoroughly demonstrated, and if the water can be controlled, as we have no reason to doubt, the question of ample and convenient water power at Arkansas City is forever settled. The canal is a big project for a few people of this county. It would be a big thing for the whole county to have engineered through successfully, and the canal is overwhelming evidence of enterprise and genius of the citizens at the terminus that will bring them victory or leave them with thin feet to the foe.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1882.

S. P. U. The Stock Protective Union will meet at the Bland Schoolhouse, West Bolton, on the last Saturday in March (25th) at 7 o’clock p.m. Election of officers and other business will come before the meeting. AL. MOWRY, Capt.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1882.

The necessity of a more efficient and better organized "fire extinguisher" has at last impressed itself upon some of our citizens. Recognizing the fact that a slight fire in the business part of town would most surely sweep our business street without some organized means of preventing a spread, the young men had a meeting, in the Y. M. C. A. Room, last Thursday for the purpose of forming a Hook and Ladder, or Fire Company. C. L. Swarts was elected chairman. After stating the object of the meeting and discussing the subject, pro and con, it was decided to elect a permanent organization. W. V. McConn, F. J. Hess, and E. O. Stevenson were appointed Committee on Permanent Organization; J. Kroenert, W. D. Mowry, and F. J. Hess were appointed Committee on Apparatus. Another meeting will be held this (Wednesday) evening, at the City Council Rooms. Those interested are invited to attend.

Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following persons have been licensed during the past week to commit matrimony in the different townships of the county by the Probate Judge.

Will D. Mowry and _______ [we did not catch the name of the lady in this last mentioned case, but will try to furnish it in the near future. William will please give our cigar to Cyrus M. Scott.]

Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.

Will Mowry and Cal. Swarts, of Arkansas City, were up Tuesday.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.

The Schubert Quartet of Winfield will give one of their magnificent concerts for the benefit of the Y. M. C. A. Library at the White Church next Saturday night. Admission 25 cents; children 15 cents. Reserved seats without extra charge at Kellogg & Mowry’s and E. D. Eddy’s drug stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1882.

The team hitched to Fitch & Barron’s sewing machine wagon became scared by the unfastening of one of the tugs while on the streets last Thursday, and for a time made things quite lively in the vicinity of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store. They made a short turn onto the sidewalk, passed under Johnny Kroenert’s awning, and were just getting in form for a first-class local when they were fortunately stopped. Beyond somewhat damaging a sewing machine that was in the wagon, no damage was done.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 10, 1882.

An oily piece of business—Kellogg & Mowry’s "ad."





Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.

O! My! Fiz! Pop!! Free Soda Water at Kellogg & Mowry’s tomorrow. Guess we’ll be on hand, won’t you?

Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.

Free Soda Water at Kellogg & Mowry’s tomorrow.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1882.

Election Notice.

To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

NOTICE is hereby given in pursuance of a petition heretofore duly presented to the Township Board of said township, that on the 24th day of June, A. D., 1882, between the hours of 8 o’clock A. M. and 6 o’clock P. M., of said day at the usual place of holding elections in, and for said Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of the said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell Township, in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) payable with the interest thereon at the Fiscal Agency of the State of Kansas, in the city of New York City, New York. Said bonds to bear interest at the rate of seven percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and said bonds to be payable in not less than five nor more than thirty years, and said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas River in said Creswell Township, at the following point, to-wit: From the south end of the new portion of the bridge commonly known as the Arkansas River bridge, now extending partly across said Arkansas River, about three-eights of one mile west from the range line, between ranges three and four east, in Cowley County, Kansas, to the south and right bank of said river. Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of this State, and those voting in favor of building the bridge as aforesaid shall have written or printed on their ballots "For the bridge and bonds," and those opposed, "Against the bridge and bonds." By order of township Board, Arkansas City, Kansas. Uriah Spray, Trustee. Wm. Sleeth, Treasurer, W. C. Mowry, Clerk.

May 30th, 1882.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 7, 1882.

Library Benefit.

A literary, musical, and dramatical entertainment will be given Friday evening, June 9th, 1882, at the High School building, of Arkansas City, Kansas, by the members of the senior department of the City High School.

LISTING PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Miss Lida Whitney, C. T. Atkinson, C. L. Swarts, J. W. Warren, Miss Hannah Gilbert, Miss Myrtle McNelly, Miss Emma Theaker, H. G. Vaughn, Misses Sarah Hill, Ella DeBruce, E. S. Donnelly, H. L. Finley, W. D. Mowry, Charley Chapel, Miss Linnie Peed, Miss Mollie Christian.

Admission 25 cents. Children under 12: 15 cents.

Doors open at 7 p.m., performance to commence at 8. Proceeds for benefit of School Library.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Local Notes from a Busy Town—Arkansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, W. D. Mowry, Miss Linnie Peed, and others visited Geuda Springs Sunday.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1882.

Mr. A. E. Allen, of Wichita, cousin of the Mowry boys, was in town on Monday. He is renewing his youth at Geuda and came over to see a railroad town.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882. [Editorial Column.]

The County Republican Convention met in Winfield on last Saturday, and was called to order at 10 o’clock a.m. by D. A. Millington. The temporary organization was effected by the election of Samuel Strong, of Rock, temporary Chairman, and W. D. Mowry, of Cres-well, as temporary Secretary. After the appointment of the usual committees, the Convention adjourned until 1 o’clock p.m. The Convention was called to order at the appointed time, and the temporary organization was made permanent. The several committees then made their respective reports, which were acted upon, and the Convention then proceeded to the nominations of County officers. There were eighty-seven delegates in the Convention, each township being fully represented.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


S. P. Strong, Rock, elected temporary chairman; W. D. Mowry, Creswell, secretary.

Delegates entitled to seats.

Creswell: J. Tucker, J. B. Nipp, I. H. Bonsall, C. L. Swarts, G. D. Lewis, R. L. Marshall,

W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.

Among the Veterans of Bolton, the following names, with rank and Regiment, are on the muster roll to attend the reunion at Topeka, Sept. 11th to 16th, 1882.

Henry Mowry Private 105th Ills.

Al. Mowry Private 36th Ills.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1882.

Al. Mowry is now engaged as engineer at Searing & Mead’s mill.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 15, 1882.

Election Notice.

To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

NOTICE is hereby given in pursuance of a petition hereunto duly presented to the Town-ship Board of said township, that on the 7th day of December, A. D., 1882, between the hours of 8 o’clock a.m. and 6 o’clock p.m. of said day at the usual place of holding elections in and for said Creswell township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of the said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell township, in the amount of four thousand dollars ($4,000), pay-able with the interest thereon at the Fiscal Agency of the State of Kansas, in the city of New York City, New York. Said bonds bear interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, and said bonds not to be payable in not less than five years nor more than thirty years, and said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas river in said Creswell township, at the following point, to-wit: At or near the Southwest corner of section twenty-five (25) of township thirty four (34) south of Range three (3) east or as near thereto as practicable.

Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of this State, and those voting in favor of building of the bridge as aforesaid shall have written or printed on their ballot: "For the bridge and bonds," and those opposed "Against the bridge and bonds." By order of township Board, Arkansas City, Kansas.

S. J. Mantor, Trustee. Wm. Sleeth, Treasurer. W. D. Mowry, Clerk.

Nov. 12, 1882.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1882.

Milton’s "Paradise Lost" and Dante’s "Inferno," splendidly illustrated, are among the Holiday Gems at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 27, 1882.

Bennet Chapter No. 41, R. A. M., at its meeting last Tuesday evening, elected the following gentlemen as officers for the ensuing year.


WILL TRY FOR NAMES ONLY: J. L. Huey, A. A. Newman, L. McLaughlin, O. P. Houghton, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Benedict, J. Ridenour, C. Hutchins, H. P. Farrar. W. M. Sleeth, A. T. Shepard, N. W. Kimmel.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.

Important. As we wish to close up our books for 1882, we desire all who are owing us, to call and settle at once. . . . Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.

News was received last week by Mrs. Mowry that her daughter, Mrs. Amelia Pruden, of Dayton, Ohio, was very sick. We trust that by this time the fair patient is convalescing.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.

The S. P. U.’s, of Bolton Township, will meet on the last Saturday in January, at the Bland School House, for the election of officers. The meeting will be called to order at early candlelight. All members are requested to attend. AL. MOWRY, Capt.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.

Grand Army of the Republic. On Thursday evening, February 1, 1883, Arkansas City Post No. ___ G. A. R. was organized by Com. T. H. Soward, with the following officers for term: J. B. Nipp, Post Com.; O. S. Rarick, Sr. Vice Com.; Jas. Ridenour, Jr. Vice Com.; M. N. Sinnott, Adjutant; J. C. Topliff, Quartermaster; H. D. Kellogg, Office of Day; E. Y. Baker, Surgeon; W. S. Voris, Chaplain; J. W. Hackelman, O. of Guard.; D. R. Cooper, I. G.; P. A. Lorry, O. G.; J. E. Miller, Q. M. Sergt.; Al. Mowry, Sergt. Major. Post meets second and fourth Saturday in each month.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.

At the Republican caucus held in this city last Saturday, the following gentlemen were put in nomination for township officers.

For Trustee: J. B. Nipp.

For Treasurer: W. M. Sleeth.

For Clerk: W. D. Mowry.

Constables: G. H. McIntire; J. J. Breene.

As we go to press we learn the ticket was elected.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 14, 1883.

The following are the Creswell Township Officers for the current year: J. B. Nipp, Trustee; W. M. Sleeth, Treasurer; W. D. Mowry, Clerk; G. H. McIntire and J. J. Breene, Constables.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.

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THE HOG AND POULTRY REMEDY, insuring you healthy hogs and chickens.

THE HORSE AND CATTLE REMEDIES, are invaluable to all stock men, and many a dollar can be saved by their use.



And sell at the LOWEST PRICES!

Please bear in mind we keep the most complete stock in the city and it is to your interest to trade with us. Respectfully, KELLOGG & MOWRY.

Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

You will be sure to get your paper hanging and kalsomining finished on short notice, if you leave your work to Ed. Ferguson. Leave orders at Kellogg’s & Mowry’s and Central drug store.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The old reliable firm of Kellogg & Mowry may change hands next week, Dr. Kellogg retiring. He will be succeeded by Mr. Sollitt, a gentleman well-known in Kansas business circles. The retiring member of the firm has the best wishes of his numerous friends for his success in his new business, and all join in wishing the new firm abundant success.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The late musical convention, held by Prof. Seager, has thoroughly aroused our people to the importance of musical culture. . . .

We most heartily welcome this new enterprise, the Arkansas City Choral society, perfected at a meeting held in the U. P. Church on last Wednesday evening.

The following is a list of the officers and executive committee: Pres., Wm. M. Sleeth; Vice Pres., Rev. S. B. Fleming; Sec. and Treas., J. O. Campbell; Musical Director, W. D. Mowry; Asst. Musical Director, Rev. Harris. Executive Committee: Geo. E. Hasie, Rev. Harris, R. L. Marshall, Mrs. Cunningham, Miss Ella Love.

The society starts out with fifty-six charter members. It meets on next Wednesday evening in the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 o’clock.

Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The Baptist minister, Rev. Walker, has arrived in our city, and has rented the Mowry farm northwest of the city.

Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


Kroenert & Austin, 2,000 letter heads and 500 bill heads.

School Library, 200 dodgers.

Holloway & Fairclo, 5,000 prescription blanks and 1,000 envelopes.

W. D. Johnson, 200 meal tickets.

Wyckoff & Son, 500 business cards.

Kellogg & Matlack, 1,000 real estate cards.

Mowry & Sollitt, 1,000 note heads, 500 statements, and 2,000 prescription blanks.

F. A. Howland, 1,000 advertising cards and 100 visiting cards.

H. H. Perry, 2,000 letter heads.

W. R. Little, of Sac and Fox agency, 500 letter heads.

Sheridan LaMott, of Winfield, 500 business cards.

Rev. J. C. Campbell, 50 visiting cards.

M. B. Vawter, 500 business cards.

The above is a list of the job work done from the beginning of this week up till today—Saturday—by us.

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 nomina-tion 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.

One of those who signed his signature: W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

The appearance of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store has been much improved by Messrs. Allen & Braggins, who have about completed its adornment with elegant wall paper, which these gentlemen understand how to do in a manner that always challenges admiration.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

W. D. Mowry spent several days of last week in Wichita attending to business matters.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

RUBBER PAINT for outside and inside is the best and most durable Paint made. We are agents for it. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

WALL PAPER. We are the only house in the city carrying wall paper in stock. A large stock to select from and paper trimmings without extra cost. Call and see us. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

STRAYS. TAKEN UP by the undersigned, May 5th, 1883, eight head of cattle of which seven head are steers and one cow. All branded on right side S C and bar underneath. Brand fresh. AL. MOWRY, Bolton Township.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.

Library Benefit.

Wednesday, June 6th, a literary and musical entertainment and the Class Exercises of the class of 1883 will be held at McLaughlin’s Hall, for the benefit of the High School Library.

Programme: Music—Orchestra. Orations: Harry L. Finley; Etta M. Barnett. Music. Alice L. Lane; Mollie Coonrod; Hannah Gilbert; C. L. Swarts; Harry C. Shaw; Mollie Christian; W. M. Blakeney.

Dramatis Personal: [Drama put on] Anna Norton, Maggie Barrows, Etta Barnett, Sadie Pickering, Linda Christian, George Wright, W. D. Mowry, Harry C. Shaw, Harry L. Finley, F. C. McLaughlin.

Doors open at 8 o’clock. Admission 25 cents. Children under 12 years 15 cents. No extra charge for reserved seats, for which tickets can be obtained at the Post Office. All are cordially invited to attend.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Old Soldiers of Bolton.

The following list of our soldiers of Bolton Township were furnished us for publication by Gus Lorry, trustee of that township.

A. M. Mowry, private, Co. 1, 58th Illinois Infantry.

H. C. Mowry, private, Co. B, 105th Illinois Infantry.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Messrs. Scott, Topliff, Mowry, and Thompson, accompanied by the Misses Dent, Gardiner, Burrows, and Peed, visited Winfield last Friday to attend Prof. Farringer’s concert, and we have no doubt enjoyed themselves immensely, especially on their way home by the silvery light of the moon.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.


21. Kellogg & Mowry.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

OPEN YOUR EYES! wide and look and see that 50 CASES OF RHEUMATISM have been cured in Cowley and Chautauqua counties in nine months by


Sold by McGuire Bros., Winfield, Kansas, Cox & Read, New Salem, Kansas, and Kellogg & Mowry, Arkansas City, Kansas.

For particulars crop a card to W. H. H. McKINNON, Agent, Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Read Kellogg & Mowry’s specials in this issue.

Ad. ICE COLD. Keep cool by drinking soda water at Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Ad. SAVE MONEY by buying your Drugs and medicines at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. DRUGS. Kellogg & Mowry are keeping a better stock and selling cheaper than anybody.

Ad. MACHINE OILS. The best can be found at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. PAINT. Cheapest place to buy at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. Sealing Wax at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 19, 1883.

Will Mowry, Will Thompson, J. C. Topliff, and others will visit Chicago and the East this fall.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.

W. D. Mowry left last Monday for an extended trip throughout the East. It is with a great deal of uncertainty that his friends await his home coming, and rumors to the effect that he is about to "branch out" are freely indulged in.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Will Mowry has been in Chicago for a week. He will visit Michigan and Dayton, Ohio, before returning, and if we are not mistaken he will have company on his way home.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Wedding Bells. MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mitchell, 930 Jefferson street, this evening at 7 o’clock, Miss Mary E. Parker of this city, and Mr. W. D. Mowry of Arkansas City, Kansas, will stand beneath the orange blossoms and take the vows that will make them:

"Two souls with but a single thought,

Two hearts that beat as one."

The bride is a young lady long known and much admired by hosts of friends in her home here, and the happy couple will bear with them many a Godspeed as they leave the city. They will make a brief trip to Washington and New York and then settle down in their home in Arkansas City. We add our good wishes. Saginaw Evening News.

With the above notice came cards announcing this event, which has been looked forward to with so much expectancy by the many friends of the contracting parties in this vicinity. Both bride and groom are well known in our social circle, and with one voice the citizens of their future home join in wishing them the happiest of futures. Will has withstood the blandishments of the fair sex for many years, and that he has succumbed to one so eminently worthy speaks loudly to his credit. Joy and prosperity go with them.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The long expected bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mowry, returned last Monday night, and on Tuesday received the hearty congratulations and welcomes of a host of admirers. May the happiness beaming from their countenances never diminish.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Stray Notice. Taken up, on my farm in Bolton Township, Cowley County, Kansas, 4 head of horses and colts branded (EB) [NOTE: THE E WAS TURNED AROUND.] The owner can have them, paying charges. ALLEN MOWRY.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

The G. A. R.

Arkansas City post, No. 158, gave a supper at the Perry house last Saturday night, after which the officers for the coming year were elected. The supper was a most bountiful one, and considering the great rush was very neatly managed. The exercises in McLaughlin’s hall were necessarily cut short, Mr. Walton giving a very appropriate speech to an audience composed of old soldiers and their wives. From this place they repaired to their regular meeting room and elected the following officers.

Commander: M. N. Sinnott.

Senior Vice Commander: P. A. Lorry.

Junior Vice Commander: Allen Mowry.

Officer of the Day: H. D. Kellogg.

Officer of the Guard: Perley Davis.

Quartermaster: A. A. Davis.

Chaplain: F. M. Peak.

Inside Guard: P. Jones.

Outside Guard: John Lewis.

D. P. Marshall was elected representative to the grand encampment. Four new members were mustered in, making something over eighty members now enrolled into this post.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

Ad. TOYS! TOYS! The largest display ever in the city can now be seen at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

BIG AD. ‘83 MERRY CHRISTMAS! ‘83. Christmas Presents FOR THE MILLIONS, -AT- Kellogg & Mowry’s, consisting of Fine Plush Sets, Comb and Brush Sets, Jewel Cases, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Cuff and Collar Boxes, Work Boxes and Writing Desks, Gents’ Shaving Sets, Fine Gift Books, Musical, Photo, and Autograph Albums, Perfume and Toilet Sets, Vases, Bisque Figures, and many other articles that will make elegant presents for the Holidays.

OUR STOCK OF TOYS Is simply immense and consists of everything that a child could wish and we predict many happy homes if you will take advantage of our offer to sell you finer goods at lower prices than any other house in the city. Our fine goods are already selling, and we advise you to call early and make your selections.

Be sure and see our goods before buying and thereby save being disappointed. Yours Respectfully, Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, Supplement, December 12, 1883.

If Kellogg & Mowry can manage to dispose of the enormous array of Christmas goods which they are daily unpacking, they will make glad every heart in Cowley County. W. D. purchased these goods when feeling somewhat reckless, and the result is the choicest selection we have ever seen in this country. It is a treat to stroll through the room and look at the beautiful and useful presents, and makes one sigh for the wealth of Ormus and Ind. [?]

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 19, 1883.

Christmas Tree. There will be no Christmas tree at the First Presbyterian Church this year, but on Monday evening, December 24, Santa Claus will be there in all his vigor to distribute among the children the presents that may be handed in. These festivities are for the special purpose of gladdening the hearts of the children, and all having presents for them should hand them to the committee early in the afternoon, plainly marked, that they may be arranged in order. The committee to receive presents is composed of Mrs. Sipes, Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. W. D. Mowry, and Miss Albertine Maxwell. The ladies request that the presents be handed in between 2 and 4 o’clock p.m. on Monday.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.


Citizens interested in having prohibition prohibit, please give attention. The following comparative exhibit is copied from the medical prescription record of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry, representing the sales from January 15 to January 25, 1884. Said record is kept open for public inspection as by law required. They are prescriptions for pure whiskey and brandy (mostly pints), given as follows: By Dr. Kellogg, 7; Dr. Reed, 1; Dr. Chapel, 5; Dr. Shepard, 1; Dr. Vawter, 5; Dr. Marsh, 1; Dr. Baker, 100; Mr. Thompson, 1.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The result of yesterday’s election was: Trustee, M. N. Sinnott; treasurer, J. L. Huey; clerk, W. D. Mowry; justices, F. P. Schiffbauer and one Creamer; constables, J. J. Breene and John Lewis.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.

Township Election.

The following shows the result of the election held on the 5th inst. There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.

TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.

CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.

TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.

JUSTICES: Frank Schiffbauer, 264; W. D. Kreamer, 208; P. F. Endicott, 133; J. B. Tucker, 130; I. H. Bonsall, 107.

CONSTABLES: J. J. Breene, 257; J. S. Lewis, 202; J. E. Beck, 178; J. N. Huston, 118; W. J. Gray, 113.

Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.

Township Officers.

The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and canvassed the vote for township officers. The following were declared elected.


Beaver, H. T. Bayless; Bolton, J. M. Shurtz; Cedar, R. E. Howe; Creswell, W. D. Mowry; Dexter, L. C. Patterson; Fairview, Wm. White; Harvey, J. W. Parker; Liberty, J. E. Grove; Maple, E. R. Morse; Ninnescah, J. H. Hood; Omnia, Geo. Haycraft; Otter, J. W. Aley; Pleasant Valley, F. A. Chaplin; Richland, C. H. Bing; Rock, S. W. Railsback; Sheridan, Wm. Funk; Silver Creek, J. R. Tate; Silverdale, John Algeo; Spring Creek, E. A. Goodrich; Tisdale, David Sellers; Vernon, J. M. Householder; Walnut, S. Cure; Windsor, Jas. B. Rowe.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 20, 1884.

PAPER HANGING, ED. FERGUSSON, CALCIMINING. Shop over Wolf & Harnley’s carpenter shop. INTERIOR PAINTING. Orders may be left at Kellogg & Mowry’s, at the Central Drug Store, or at the shop. SIGN PAINTING. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

I. H. Bonsall had the good luck to draw the black rubber toilet set at Kellogg & Mowry’s last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Read the new "ad" and special notices of Kellogg & Mowry in this issue.


BELOW COST. 100 gallons best mixed paints at $1.00 per gallon at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

House painting will soon be the order of the day, and all parties who meditate a departure in this line will do well to carefully study the new "ad" of Kellogg & Mowry, and there learn the bargains offered to them in mixed paints. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]

Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

ELECTION NOTICE. To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Notice is hereby given, in pursuance of a petition duly presented to the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of said township, on the 4th day of March, 1884, that on the 5th day of April, 1884, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. of said day, at the usual place of holding elections in and for said Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell Township, in the amount of five thousand ($5,000) dollars; said bonds to run ten years, and to draw interest at the rate of seven percent per annum, payable semi-annually, principal and interest payable at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas, in the city of New York. Said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge over the Walnut River near Arkansas City in said county, at the point, or as near thereto as practicable, where the north line of section thirty one, township thirty-four, south range 4, east, crosses said river, and what is known as Harmon’s ford. Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of the state of Kansas, and those in favor of building the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written on their ballots "For the bridge and bonds," and those voting against the building of the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words "Against the bridge and bonds."

By order of the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Done at Arkansas City, Kansas, this 4th day of March, 1884.

M. N. SINNOTT, Trustee.

JAS. L. HUEY, Treasurer.

W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Mr. Sollitt, for many years connected with a Chicago house, has entered into partnership with W. D. Mowry, Dr. Kellogg retiring from the old firm of Kellogg & Mowry. Mr. Sollitt is a valuable acquisition to our business and social circle, and we welcome him most heartily.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Henry Mowry and O. F. Godfrey have sold their billiard room to Mr. Bluebaugh.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The Arkansas City Choral Society.

The above society met at the First Presbyterian Church on last Wednesday evening and perfected its organization by the election of the following officers.

President: W. M. Sleeth.

Vice President: S. B. Fleming.

Secretary and Treasurer: J. O. Campbell.

Musical Director: W. D. Mowry.

Assistant Directors: H. H. Harris, S. G. Phillips.

Pianist: Miss Grace Medbury.

Assistant Pianist. Mrs. G. W. Cunningham.

Librarian: Andrew Dalzell.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the "ad" of Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt in this issue. This firm, successors to Kellogg & Mowry, are determined to keep up the justly earned reputation of their predecessors, and a perusal of their announcement in another column this week will be found both edifying and profitable. Try it wunst.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. BOOMING! MOWRY & SOLLITT -are the- LEADING DRUGGISTS In Cowley County, and will save you money on any goods in the DRUG, MEDICINE, OR PAINT LINE. Our stock is the largest, and we defy competition in quality and price. Respectfully, MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Read Mowry & Sollitt’s specials in another column. They (the specials) won’t save your life, but will make it a heap pleasanter for all concerned.

Ad. PAINT. For a pure Mixed Paint that will give a fine gloss and wear for years, go to Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. KROK. Croquet, Base Balls, Bats, Marbles, Fish Poles, Lines, etc., at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. SHEEPMEN. We have the best Sheep Dip ever brought to this country. Low prices given on Sulphur, Quicksilver, Carbolic Acid, etc., at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. Mowry & Sollitt are successors to Kellogg & Mowry, and will sell you Drugs lower than any house in the county.

Ad. WHITE LEAD And Pure Boiled Linseed Oil at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. FLOWER POTS And Hanging Baskets; an elegant line at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. MIXED PAINTS. Every gallon warranted by Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. CONDITION POWDERS. Thousands will testify to the merits of our Horse and Cattle Powders. Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Mr. W. D. Mowry has been working hard at his new residence on North Summit street and hopes to have the same in shape for occupancy this week.

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

W. D. Mowry is hard at work getting his dwelling in readiness to go to housekeeping.

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

AD. OUR CLAIM! We claim to be the Leading Drug Store in Cowley County. Doing a larger business, and carrying the best stock of goods in the southwest. NO OLD DRUGS OR MEDICINES. MOWRY & SOLLITT, Successors to KELLOGG & MOWRY.

Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.

The Republican convention of Cowley County met according to call at the Opera House in Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, at 11 o’clock a.m.


Creswell Township: C. T. Atkinson, J. W. W________, F. P. Schiffbauer, I. H. Bonsall,

W. D. Mowry, A. A. Wiley, G. W. Ramage, A. B. Sankey, R. T. Marshall, C. L. Swarts.

Bolton: J. D. Guthrie, W. M. Trimble, D. P. Marshall, Z. Carlisle, Allen Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Those elegant programmes circulated in the Highland Hall last week by the TRAVELER office, and perfumed by Mowry & Sollitt, were a new departure, and elicited many compliments.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.


Present, F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, F. C. Leach, T. Fairclo, A. A. Davis, and O. S. Rarick, councilmen.

The following bills were allowed.


Mowry & Sollitt, sundries.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.

AD. BOOMING! MOWRY & SOLLITT -are the- LEADING DRUGGISTS In Cowley County, and will save you money on any goods in the DRUG, MEDICINE, OR PAINT LINE. Our stock is the largest, and we defy competition in quality and price. Respectfully, MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Our enterprising young druggist, W. D. Mowry, recently purchased the Tate property. The premises have been surrounded with a fence and the grounds have been arranged in a manner bespeaking the presence of a couple of taste.

Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

We understand that Thomas Braggins has in course of contemplation an elegant new sign for Mowry & Sollitt. This is to be the finest sign in the city.

Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

W. Tilt. Crawford is clerking at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

A Full Statement of the City’s Condition.

The council met in regular session last Monday night, with every councilman present.

After reading the minutes of the last meeting, bills to the amount of $119.81 were presented and allowed.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT. Received from Bluebaugh license, Godfrey & Mowry, Reeves, street license, Police Judge, W. D. Kreamer, room rent, Police court, Occupation tax license, Dog tax...TOTAL: $2,076.41

DISBURSEMENTS. Scrip issued to Ward Harnly, Mowry & Sollitt, merchandise, Speers, water rent, P. Ellis, coal, P. Wyckoff, rent, J. W. Canfield, repairing tank, W. Gray, marshal, E. Malone, water commissioner, Stroup, labor, Clarke & Coombs, printing, Corzine & Richards, printing, Chicago Lumber Co., lumber, E. Malone, hardware, J. Moore, labor, Benedict & Owen, merchandise, J. J. Breene, police, D. Hawkins, sidewalk, R. Cowles, coal, J. Steadman, dog checks, G. W. White, police, E. W. Finch, boarding prisoners, J. Kreamer, police, H. Adams, police, F. Decker, water commissioner...TOTAL: $517.99

Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Mr. Allen, of Wichita, was in the city Thursday and Friday, visiting his nephew, W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have just put in the finest line of perfumes ever seen in southern Kansas. It is worth something just to look at the display.

Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.


A delegate convention of the Republicans of Cowley County convened in the Opera House, Winfield, on Saturday, July 12th.

The chair then appointed the following committees.

Credentials: Sid Cure, Al. Mowry, J. A. Cochran, J. F. Martin, Captain Stuber.

The report of the committee on credentials was read and adopted.

The following is the report.

EAST BOLTON. Delegates: R. L. Balyeat, Allen Mowry. Alternates: None.

CRESWELL. Delegates: C. T. Atkinson, A. B. Sankey, Rev. J. O. Campbell, I. N. Bonsall, G. W. Ramage, H. P. Standley, J. B. Tucker, Ira Barnett, O. S. Rarick.

Alternates: C. L. Swarts, S. E. Maxwell, Rev. N. I. Buckner, F. M. Vaughn, Jas. Ridenour, John A. Smalley, J. P. Musselman, W. D. Mowry, J. P. Breene.

Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Blaine and Logan Club.

At a meeting called for Monday evening, July 14, 1884, to be held in Judge Bonsall’s office, by the chairman, C. T. Atkinson, who was appointed by the county convention at Winfield last Saturday, I. H. Bonsall was chosen secretary. The following pledge was signed by the persons whose names appear below:

We, the undersigned, agree to support James G. Blaine and John A. Logan for president and vice-president, and we further agree to work and vote for their election, and we pledge ourselves to do all we can in an honorable way to favor their interests.

I. H. Bonsall, C. T. Atkinson, J. B. Nipp, C. W. Barnes, O. Ingersoll, J. H. Punshon, L. H. Braden, W. R. Wolf, F. E. Pentecost, J. E. Pentecost, W. R. Owen, Jacob Twilliger, Chas. Bryant, C. W. Coombs, L. V. Coombs, R. C. Howard, Byron Wagner, W. D. Mowry, F. M. Vaughn, D. C. Duncan, John M. Roberts, J. H. Martin, W. B. Haigins, A. E. Kirkpatrick, J. C. Topliff, Mahlon Arnett, H. C. Deets, C. M. Scott, John S. Daniels, John J. Clark, R. B. Morton, N. P. Laughton, Dell Plank, A. Lonard, S. A. Daniels, F. H. Gage, M. J. Capron, N. N. Abernathy, Ira Wilbur, J. P. Musselman, A. H. Dodd, David Shields, John J. Breene, David McPherson, G. W. Martin, Joe Shuff, H. G. Vaughn, J. C. Harnley, Frank Landes, R. R. Outman [?], J. A. McIntyre, F. C. McLaughlin, F. E. Burnett, W. C. Thompson, Ed Horn,

J. H. Hackleman, Alvan Sankey.

The following committees were appointed.

Band: F. H. Gage, John S. Daniels, and W. P. Wolf.

Music: S. E. Northey, B. A. Wagner, and D. C. Duncan.

Uniforms: J. J. Clark, A. E. Kirkpatrick, and W. D. Mowry.

After music by our band the club adjourned to meet at THE REPUBLICAN office, Monday evening, July 21, at 6 o’clock, at which time all companies are requested to report. A captain, 1st and 2nd lieutenants will be elected. Only members and those desiring to become members are expected to be present. C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman.

I. H. BONSALL, Secretary.

Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

All of Dr. Turner’s medicines are for sale by Mowry & Sollitt, Arkansas City. Call for a book, free.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

We call attention to the "Wonder" advertisement of Dr. Louis Turner, which appears in this issue. The doctor has been staying in our city for several days past, and has brought his Wonder prominently before out people, who have shown such an interest in the same that he will let them read about it in the TRAVELER for the next twelve months. This is a wonder, and if you wonder what the wonder is, call on Mowry & Sollitt, who will relieve your wonderment.

AD. DOCTOR LOUIS TURNER, PROPRIETOR OF THE WONDER, The finest Internal and External Cure of Pain and Disease.

Cures Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Kidney diseases, Heart diseases, Liver complaints, Headache, Diphtheria, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Flux, Toothache, Piles, Burns, Coughs, Colds, etc.

Particularly recommended for all illnesses of the blood resulting in general debility. Sold by all druggists. Price $1.00 per bottle. Dr. Turner is a regular practitioner of medicine of 30 years’ experience, and especially treats all chronic diseases, particularly Catarrh, Asthmas, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Sore Throat, and all diseases of the lungs, chest, nasal cavities, and breathing passages, and all diseases peculiar to women, by the means of Electric Oxygen. Correspondence solicited. A treatise on above diseases sent free.

For sale by MOWRY & SOLLITT, druggists, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

BIRTH. Our popular young druggist, W. D. Mowry, was Wednesday so extremely affable, courteous, smiling, and polite that we were compelled to inquire as to the cause of his felicity. When we ascertained, we did not wonder at his hilarity. It is a stalwart baby boy, solid for Blaine and Logan. The happy father has every reason to be proud of such a patriotic son.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The party who gained $19 by a mistake at Mowry & Sollitt’s last Saturday night, and who is so honorable as to seek to keep the money, is reminded that such practices will not win.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

B. B. B.

BIRTHS. Bouncing baby boys, three of them, and all in one week. The first one made his appearance simultaneously with the TRAVELER last Wednesday morning, and now brings light and joy to the happy home of our friends, W. D. Mowry and wife. The little druggist has already laid claim to a share of the esteem in which his parents are held, and that he may make as many friends is our worst wish for him.

The ex-druggist, C. H. Holloway, was the next happy man, his radiant countenance on Friday morning telling the story of his delight.

E. O. Stevenson, a graduate of the TRAVELER office, says that on Saturday morning the brightest and most winning little Democrat ever born in Kansas soil came to his home, and of course none will dare dispute him.

Verily, the smile of the Lord is on Cowley.

Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Who can do better? Mr. Leonard, who resides on the Mowry farm northwest of the city, sold from six young trees, over thirty dollars worth of plums of the Wild Goose variety. Cowley County for fruit against the world.

Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Ed. Ferguson is worn to a shadow with constant employment. His latest effort is a huge sign for Mowry & Sollitt and Kroenert & Austin. The sign is an elegant one and does credit to the artist who drew the design and executed it.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The primaries last Saturday were hotly contested throughout, and drew out more votes than at any primary election yet held in this city.

The following gentlemen were elected delegates to the county convention: F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost, Dave Lewis, L. E. Woodin, Sr., O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The Walnut Bridge.

The report that the Canton Bridge Co., had thrown up the contract for the bridge at Harmon’s Ford is unfounded. From a letter received by W. D. Mowry, we learn that work will be commenced between the 1st and 10th of September and that the bridge will be completed according to contract. Our Walnut friends will now rest easy.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.


Entitled to seats in the convention:



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


The county convention met pursuant to call, and was called to order by D. A. Millington, chairman of county central committee. After the reading of the call by the secretary, E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek Township, was nominated for temporary chairman and E. G. Gray, of Creswell Township, for temporary secretary.

CRESWELL. F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost, Dave Lewis, L. E. Woodin, O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Some weeks ago, Mrs. W. D. Mowry presented her husband with a fine Blaine and Logan son, and this week Will retaliates by ornamenting his home with one of the most elegant organs we have seen in the west. It is, indeed, a handsome present.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Representative Convention.

The district convention met in Highland Hall last Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., and was called to order by Dr. H. W. Marsh, chairman of the district committee, who was also elected temporary chairman. L. J. Darnell and Dr. P. Marshall were elected secretaries.

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates or proxies present and entitled to seats.

Bolton: D. P. Marshall, J. D. Guthrie, P. B. Andrews, Al. Mowry, R. L. Balyeat.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have placed on their counters two elegant show-cases.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Oscar Rice, of Fort Scott, is the new drug clerk holding forth at Mowry & Sollitt’s. Mr. Rice is a pleasant gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to deal. The pair—Mr. Rice and Mr. Crawford—are irresistible.

Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Will Mowry presented us with one of those Bouquet cigars. They are fine smokers.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have new specials and a new advertisement in this issue. They have without doubt the finest assortment of lamps and fixtures ever brought to this city.

AD. WE ALWAYS LEAD! We have just received the finest lot of LAMP GOODS ever displayed in Arkansas City, consisting of BRASS LIBRARY LAMPS With or Without Pendants; French Bronze or Ebony and Gold Library Lamps, With Plain or Decorated Shades.

Vase Stand Lamps, fancy decorated Stand Lamps, and a large line of plain glass Stand or Hand Lamps.

We have a complete line of fittings for Lamps, such as Burners, fancy Glass Globes, paper and porcelain Shades, Illuminators, Wicks, Chimneys, Reflectors, and everything, in fact, that you may need to keep your lamps ready for burning.

We also keep a high grade of COAL OIL. Call and see us when needing anything in the above line, or in the way of Drugs, Medicines, etc. MOWRY & SOLLITT, DRUGGISTS.

Ad. Library Lamps. We have the largest line of lamps ever brought to Arkansas City. Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. WALL PAPER at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. Paints and Oils. Cheapest place to buy is at Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store.

Ad. Ague. Why shake when a bottle of M. & S. Ague cure will cure you? We guarantee it. Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. Guaranteed. Every gallon of our paints is guaranteed or money refunded. Mowry & Sollitt, the druggists.

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have retired their soda fount.

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Telephone Exchange.

Mowry & Sollitt

W. D. Mowry’s residence

Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

A jolly part of eleven, consisting of Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Miss May Hendricks, Mrs. Frank Beall, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mrs. E. Wineder, the little Misses Hattie Sipes and Cora Wineder, Henry Mowry, T. Jerome, J. H. Hilliard, and dog, Carlo, visited the territory Friday and Saturday on a pleasure trip. Mrs. Sipes says she killed an innumerable number of prairie chickens. She must indeed be a mighty nimrod.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Oscar Rice, Mowry & Sollitt’s prescription clerk, thinks of returning to Ft. Scott this week on account of his health. We’ll wager an old hat he will want to come back in less than a month.

Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Oscar Rice, Mowry & Sollitt’s clerk, returned to his Fort Scott home Friday.

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.


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 Republican, November 8, 1884.

Will Mowry remained up almost all night waiting on returns Tuesday. Consolation did not come until about half-past two a.m.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

J. V. Hull, of Milton, Kentucky, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday. He has accepted a position with Mowry & Sollitt. Mr. Hull is a friend of John Ingliss.

Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A Chip Off of the Old Block.

"Dr. D. R. Crawford has been in Smicksburg for 20 years last Monday. He has been a very successful physician, attended strictly to his practice, only being absent from home twice, for about two weeks each time, since coming there, consequently he has built up a large practice."

The above item is from Dr. Crawford’s home paper. Our Tilly at Mowry & Sollitt’s is "a chip off of the old block."

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.

[FOUR LINES BEGINNING WITH "Arkansas City Post...." REST COMPLETELY FADED OUT EXCEPT FOR LAST LINE] "standing are invited to be present.


P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.

Attention G. A. R. The members of Post 158 G. A. R. will take notice that the annual meeting for electing officers will be held Dec. 12 in Masonic hall. A full attendance is requested. AL. MOWRY, P. C.

P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.

G. A. R. Arkansas City Post No. 158 G. A. R. Meets in Masonic hall 2 and 4 Saturdays in each month. All members in good standing are invited to be present.

AL. MOWRY, P. C.; P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.

Telephone Exchange.






Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Bisque Figures. A fine line at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Toys! Toys! Almost given away at Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store. Prices way down.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Christmas. At Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store you will find just what you want for Christmas presents.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Dolls! Dolls! Wax, bisque, rubber, and china dolls cheaper than ever at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Al. Mowry and A. Hurst went to Winfield yesterday to get some much needed rest in the rural districts.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

MUSTACHE CUPS. China cups, china mugs, vases, and toilet sets in all styles very cheap at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

BOOKS! BOOKS! Our poems and miscellaneous books must go if we only get first cost. Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

LIBRARY LAMPS. We will discount any price offered by other houses. All other lamps and globes equally as low at Mowry’s & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

NO GO. High prices will not work this year as Mowry & Sollitt are cutting right and left. They are bound to sell holiday goods, and have the finest display in the city.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Last Saturday night the following officers were elected at the G. A. R. Meeting.

Allen Mowry, P. C.

P. A. Lorry, U. V. C.

P. J. Davis, J. V. C.

S. C. Lindsay, Adjt.

A. A. Davis, Q. M.

C. G. Thompson, Serg.

Harry Lundy, Chap.

H. D. Kellogg, O. D.

John Cook, O. G.

Wm. Kirtley, inside G.

P. H. Franey, outside G.

Allen Mowry and S. C. Lindsay were chosen to represent the Post in the grand encampment of the state when it comes off. It has not yet been decided when and where it will be held.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

The concert given by the Arkansas City Choral Society last Tuesday evening was well received by those present. Owing to the short notice given and the cold weather, the number present was not as large as expected. The entertainment was very good. Arkansas City prides herself on her musical talent. A much better entertainment could have been given by the society if they had taken more time in preparation. A number of pieces were rendered exceptionally well, and showed what they were capable of doing. The quartet composed of Messrs. Campbell, Mowry, Swarts, and Matlack rendered several pieces admirably. The cornet solo with piano accompaniment was given by J. C. Hoyt and Mrs. Frank Beall, and is worthy of mention.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

AD. MR. J. V. HULL. Mr. J. V. Hull, Mowry & Sollitt’s prescription clerk, is a druggist of 20 years experience and will prepare your medicines with skill and caution, no danger of mistakes.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


Her Business Firms and Their Establishments.

The Holidays are Here and the Republican Indites a Letter to Santa Claus,

Telling Him of the City and the Merchants.



The holidays have come and they caught these gentlemen just as we expected—with the largest and handsomest stock of holiday goods in the city. No other firm displays as large a line of goods as they. This house is fully equipped for the large holiday trade which its proprietors had anticipated and have commenced realizing. Extra shelving, and a mammoth double deck holiday table was created on which to display their stock. Judging by the large quantity of holiday goods, one would suppose Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt were running a wholesale house. They are slashing right and left on their stock this year. They bought them for the benefit of their customers and they are bound to sell them. Penniless we wandered into this Elysium of holiday goods viewing them at a distance, but when informed of the low prices, our arms hungered to be burdened with some of the beautiful things which we saw. There were all kinds of toys for the children, beautiful plush photo albums suited to adorn the center table of any parlor, hanging lamps that would cause any wife to love her husband ten-fold more on receiving one for a present, handsome work baskets, boys, that would make your sweethearts smile on you sweetly for a decade, elegant solid china mustache cups, girls, to protect the boys’ mustache during its rise and fall, some of the most unique vases, toilet sets, perfumery cases, and a thousand and one other articles suitable for making presents. Do not think for an instant that Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt will neglect their drug trade by the rush for holiday presents. They are fully prepared to meet this exigency. Lately they secured the valuable services of Mr. J. F. Hull, a druggist of twenty years experience. No fears need be entertained of a mistake when Mr. Hull compounds your prescription. Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt are also both experienced druggists. Each have spent almost a lifetime at the business. By the way, something almost slipped our memory. They also have in stock a large assortment of books. Read! Educate! Is the popular cry. A man cannot remain in ignorance all of his life, so if he desires to be learned, he should educate his mind by reading. Therefore, the question naturally arises, what shall I read? This is easily decided by going and looking through Mowry & Sollitt’s mammoth stock of books consisting of poems, and other books, both of history and fiction. Visit them and you will find that half has not been told you.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 24, 1884.

There is a lyceum held every Thursday evening in the Mowry schoolhouse in district 89, and quite an enjoyable time is had. An invitation is extended to all desirous of taking part in its debates.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 24, 1884.

Bisque Figures—a fine line at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


Will sell you Holiday Goods, Drugs and Medicines, AT BED ROCK PRICES.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

No regular meeting of the G. A. R., Saturday night. AL. MOWRY, P. C.

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. Higins.

W. D. Mowry.

C. Mead.

O. Stevenson, Jr.

The lodge was instituted by the following members of the Newton lodge.

John S. Haines, Chancellor Commander.

G. W. Holmes, Past Chancellor.

P. J. Mathis, Past Chancellor.

Henry E. Brunner, Vice Chancellor.

H. Godfrey, Master at Arms.

A. R. Ainsworth, Issac Levy, and J. A. Heilman.

After the institution of the lodge in due form, the following officers were elected and installed.

A. J. Pyburn, Past Chancellor.

W. D. Mowry, Chancellor Commander.

H. P. Farrar, Vice Chancellor.

J. L. Huey, Prelate.

C. C. Sollitt, Keeper of Records and Seal.

T. H. McLaughlin, Master of Finance.

F. W. Farrar, Master of Exchequer.

T. J. Sweeny, Master at Arms.

G. W. Miller, Inside Guardian.

J. J. Clark, Outside Guardian.

In the final instructions the visiting brethren remarked that they never before had had the pleasure of instituting a lodge with such bright prospects of future usefulness and growth, and that has the inherent strength and stability that Triumph Lodge No. 116 had.

After the initiatory ceremonies were concluded, all adjourned to the dining room of the Windsor Hotel, where a feast was served, "such as never man saw"—all the delicacies of the season, and served only as Mo, the genial host, and his able corps of assistants can. Thus the time passed until nearly five o’clock Saturday morning, when the participators parted, the visitors extending their heartiest thanks to the new lodge for the Knightly manner in which they had been received, having been treated in a truly royal way, worthy of their patron Knights of old.

The new lodge returns thanks to the visiting K. P.’s for their kindness and vote them to be genial, jovial, generous fellows with hearts fully as large as their feet, and hope to meet them many times in and out of the lodge room.

The visitors left on the 2:30 p.m. train Saturday for Newton.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.

G. A. R. Post, No. 158.

The officers of the Post in this city were installed last Saturday night by Mr. N. Sinnott, special muster officer.

Allen Mowry, P. G.

T. A. Lowry, S. V. C.

P. J. Davis, J. V. C.

A. A. Davis, Q. M.

H. D. Kellogg, O. D.

C. G. Thompson, Surg.

H. S. Lundy, Chap.

S. C. Lindsay, Adj.

John Cook, O. G.

P. H. Franey, O. S.

Wm. Kirtley, I. S.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 17, 1885.




Edwin Dalton (Union man) D. D. Dobbs

Edward Sinclair (Southerner) J. H. Johnston

Park Sinclair (Edward’s father) P. A. Snyder

Charlie Dalton (Edwin’s brother) L. V. Coombs

Farmer Dalton (Northern Union man) E. L. Kingsbury

Jake Schneider (fat Dutchman, true blue) S. V. Devendorf

Capt. Mason (U. S. A.) J. J. Clark

Pete (colored gentleman) B. F. Cooper

Gen. Sherman (U. S. A.) S. C. Lindsay

Gen. McPherson (U. S. A.) W. D. Mowry

Gen. Logan (U. S. A.) L. D. Davis

Maj. Wilber (U. S. A.) C. C. Sollitt

Col. Harrison (U. S. A.) T. J. Stafford

Sargt. Bates (C. S. A.) Pat Franey

Corporal Ogden (C. S. A.) N. T. Lawton

Maud Dalton (wife of Edwin) Miss Nellie Nash

Carrie Dalton (sister of Edwin) Miss Minnie Stewart

Mrs. Dalton (wife of farmer Dalton) Miss Etta Barnett

Little Willie (Edwin’s brother,

the drummer boy) Willie Rike

Little Annie (daughter of Edwin and Maud)

Schneider’s volunteers; Citizens; Soldiers; and 14 young ladies for tableau.

Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.

The state encampment of the G. A. R. will convene at Fort Scott in March. Al Mowry and S. C. Lindsay are the representatives chosen to go from this post. The encampment will be called to meet at Fort Scott March 10, 11 & 12. The legislature will adjourn by the date fixed, which will enable members of the legislature who are delegates to attend the encampment. One fare rates will be given by all roads to delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1885.

W. D. Mowry visited Winfield Tuesday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 24, 1885.

A report was circulated Tuesday that Mrs. W. D. Mowry was taken with an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Mowry was taken ill, but we are glad to be able to inform her friends that her sickness did not take such a serious turn.

Arkansas City Republican, January 24, 1885.

Baptist Ladies’ Entertainment.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will give a sociable and entertainment at the new Baptist Church Wednesday evening, January 28. Some of the best talent of Arkansas City will assist in the entertainment. The programme will consist of an original poem, music, singing, recitations, and select readings. Mrs. Wilson, of this city, will preside at the organ. Supper will be furnished from 6 to 7-1/2 o’clock. All are cordially invited to attend and have a pleasant time. The proceeds to be used in furnishing the new church.


Medley Quartette: Miss Thomas, Mr. Mowry, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Hutchison.

Recitation: Miss Minnie Stewart.

Select Reading: Mrs. Walker.

Solo: Mrs. F. Beall.

Recitation: Miss Emma Theaker.

Solo and Chorus: Mrs. Owen, Mr. Hutchison, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Mowry.

Recitation: Miss Nellie Nash.

Trundle Bed Song: _______.

Song: Anna Dodson.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1885.

Baptist Ladies’ Entertainment.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will give a sociable and entertainment at the new Baptist Church tonight. Some of the best talent of the city will assist Mrs. Wilson, of this city, who will preside at the organ. Supper will be served from 5 to 7-1/2 o’clock. All are corrdially invited to attend and have a pleasant time. The proceeds to be used in furnishing the church.


Medley Quartet: Miss Thomas, Mr. Mowry, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Hutchison.

Recitation: Miss Emma Theaker.

Select Reading: Mrs. Walker.

Recitation: Miss Mamie Stoneman.

Solo and Chorus: Mrs. Owen, Mr. Hutchishon, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Mowry.

Recitation: Miss Flora Gould.

Trundle Bed Song: _______ [EVIDENTLY DID NOT GET THE NAME.]

Song: Anna Dobson.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 31, 1885.

A Card. EDITORS REPUBLICAN: The members of Arkansas City Post 158, G. A. R., desire through your paper to return their sincere thanks to the members of the Young People’s Social Club. Will Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark, and the young ladies who assisted in the tableaux, who so ably and generously assisted them in playing "The Spy of Atlanta." They gave their services freely and without hope of reward thereby showing their sympathy and good will for the "Boys who wore the Blue." We will ever hold them in grateful remembrance and we wish each and everyone of them a long life, free from "war’s alarms," and the sorrow and suffering incident to war.

AL. MOWRY, Commander. S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.


Four Star Lectures to be Delivered in Highland Hall.

Opening with George R. Wendling Monday Evening, February 9.

Anna Dickinson, Robert L. Cumnock, and Frank W. Smith to Follow.

J. Allen Whyte, a representative of the Slayton Lyceum Bureau at Chicago, was in the city Tuesday making preparations for the delivery of four lectures. H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, Jas. Ridenour, Mowry & Sollitt, Sam Wile, and Kellogg & Coombs affected the necessary arrangements, and Arkansas City will be visited at dates fixed by the committee for these four star lectures.

The first lecture will be given on February 9: one week from Monday evening. It will be delivered by Geo. R. Wendling. His subject will be "Personality of Satan." A number of citizens have heard Mr. Wendling in his celebrated lecture answering Bob Ingersoll. They were captivated by Mr. Wendling by the delivery of that lecture and will be equally so when they hear him in his "Personality of Satan."

Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.

Jas. Ridenour, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Benedict, and Chas. Hutchins, members of the Masonic order here, go to Emporia to attend Grand Chapter and Grand Lodge on the 16th of February. They are delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt are repainting their front in elegant style.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Editor Traveler:

The members of Arkansas City Post, No. 158, desire, through your paper, to return their sincere thanks to the members of the Young People’s Social Club, to W. D. Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark, and the young ladies who assisted in the tableaux, who so nobly and generously assisted them in playing the "Spy of Atlanta." They gave their services freely and without hope of reward, thereby showing their sympathy and good will for the "boys who wore the blue." We will ever hold them in grateful remembrance, and we wish each and every one of them a long and prosperous life, free from "wars alarms," and the sorrow and suffering incident to war. S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant. AL. MOWRY, Commander.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Stolen. Two Gordon setter dogs. One black with white spot on breast, the other black with red legs and chops, and red spots over eyes. Suitable reward will be given for their return or information of their whereabouts to HANK MOWRY or O. F. GODFREY.

Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have had the front of their drug store repainted so nicely that you would hardly recognize it. W. M. O’Gilva was the artist.

Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.

Al Mowry is the Conkling of West Bolton township in debates. He is always billed four weeks ahead. At present he is upholding protective tariff.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 14, 1885.

The members of the Lyceum at Mowry’s schoolhouse are having excellent debates and splendid entertainments. The Lyceum is thriving. Chas. Wing is president. They meet on Thursday evening of each week. At the meeting of last week Tariff and Free Trade was ably discussed. Last Thursday evening Woman’s Suffrage was presented pro and con. In our local last week concerning the Tariff debate, we said Al. Mowry resided in West Bolton. We meant Bolton. Al. Says he is not the Conkling of that district; and that Pat Summer carries the honors we tried to thrust on Al. [DO THEY MEAN PAT SOMERS?]

Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.

Jas. Ridenour, Jas. Benedict, Robert Baird, W. D. Mowry, and Chas. Hutchins went to Emporia Monday to attend Grand Chapter and Grand Lodge. They came home yesterday.

Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.

While away on his visit to Emporia, W. D. Mowry visited the state solons at Topeka. He heard Geo. Anthony "spout" about the soldiers home to be located at Leavenworth. He wanted the state to appropriate $50,000 which that city promised if the Home would be located there. The bill passed the house but it is to be hoped that it won’t the Senate.

Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.

S. C. Lindsay, Al. Mowry, Capts. Nipp and Thompson, will leave for Fort Scott to attend the State Encampment of the G. A. R.

Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.

Thursday evening of last week at schoolhouse No. 89 in Bolton, the literary society held another debate. This time the question was: "Resolved that old bachelors should be taxed to endower marriageable ladies." Al. Mowry espoused the affirmative and Geo. Stevens the negative. Mr. Mowry presented his arguments so clearly that the judges decided in his favor. Next day Al was very much surprised at having four Pawnee squaws come up to this house and demand their dowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.

We understand that some of the boys are under indictment for drunkenness and disorderly conduct at the Mowry Literary last Thursday night. How is that, Frank, Charley, John, and all the rest of you daisies?

Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.


Initial steps were taken a week ago last Wednesday for the formation of a musical society, and culminated last Wednesday in the formation of the Beethoven Club. The officers elected are as follows.

Geo. E. Hasie, President.

Mrs. Frank Beall, Vice President.

Mrs. Geo. W. Cunningham, Treasurer.

Stacy Matlack, Secretary.

R. W. Campbell, Librarian.

W. D. Mowry was included among the charter members.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.

Memorial Day.

Headquarters Arkansas City Post, No. 158, G. A. R., May 16th, 1885.

Special Orders No. 1.

Pursuant to General Orders, No. 3, from department headquarters, the officers and members of Arkansas City Post are hereby notified that there will be a special meeting of the Post at the Post room at 9 o’clock a.m., sharp, on Saturday, May 30th, 1885, for the purpose of repairing to the cemetery and decorating with flowers the graves of our departed comrades.

The 30th day of May having been constituted a legal holiday, it is earnestly enjoined upon all to lay aside all secular pursuits and assist us in honoring the memory of those who died that their country might live.

The Woman’s Relief Corps being a part of the Grand Army of the Republic, the members of that organization are requested to join us in the ceremonies of Decoration Day.

The order of exercises will be arranged at the regular meeting on May 23rd.

ALLEN MOWRY, Post Commander.

A. C. LINDSAY, Adjt.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.

MY IMPROVED CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, Arkansas City, Kansas. -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.


Programme of the Services in Commemoration of the Dead.

Pursuant to order the committee on arrangements appointed by Post No. 158, G. A. R., and a committee of ladies to confer with them from the W. R. C., held a meeting on Monday, May 25th, at which time the following programme was adopted.

The members of the post to meet at their rooms promptly at 9 a.m. sharp, and as soon as equipped to march to Highland Hall, where the two organizations will unite in the public services laid down by the service book of the order. It is the request of the Commander that the best of order be observed during our memorial exercises.


1. Assemble at Highland Hall.

2. Prayer by Chaplain.

3. Address by Commander Mowry.

4. Music.

5. Reading orders of the day.

6. Line of march.

7. The procession will move to the cemetery from in front of Highland Hall and proceed there in the following order.

1) Band.

2) Decoration wagon with cenotaph and flowers.

3) Invited organizations and secret societies.

4) Woman’s Relief Corps.

5) Decorated wagon containing little girls and boys.

6) Arkansas City Post G. A. R.

7) City officials in carriages.

8) Citizens in carriages, wagons, and horse back.

At the cemetery the procession will proceed directly to the cenotaph or unknown grave, where the greater part of the cemetery services will be held, conducted by such officers of the post as are prescribed by the department regulations. A salute of eight guns will be given at the conclusion of the services at the cemetery. The procession will be under conduct of Col. M. N. Sinnott, marshal of the day. It is hoped that good order will be observed on the return from the cemetery. When the parade arrives in front of Highland Hall, it will be dismissed by the officer in charge for rest and refreshments.

The Post, Relief corps, Military, and all organizations as well as citizens, are requested and cordially invited to assemble in Highland Hall at 3 p.m., where the memorial services will be concluded. Addresses by Judge Sumner and others, also Post exercises and select readings.

By order of Committee.

G. A. R.: F. Lockley, H. T. Sumner, C. R. Fowler, A. A. Davis.

W. R. C.: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bluebaugh, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hubbard.

COL. SINNOTT, Chief Marshal.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.

I. O. O. F.

At the regular semi-annual election of officers for Arkansas City Lodge, No. 160, which occurred last Monday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term.

Noble Grand, W. C. Guyer.

Vice Grand, M. C. Copple.

Secretary, W. F. Wallace.

Treasurer, W. J. Gamel.

Representative to Grand Lodge, Geo. W. Ford.

Alternate, Howard McIntire.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.

Is it Cholera?

The above headline is becoming familiar. The epidemic of bowel complaint on Long Island last fall, and in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and parts of the South, during the past winter and spring, have each called it out, but have been traced to local causes. Whenever bowel complaint has occurred, it has been so violent as to cause apprehensions of cholera, and the indications are that it will be more common than usual during this summer. Every family should be prepared for it. There is nothing equal to Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhoea Remedy, as shown by the thousands who have been cured by it; besides it is pleasant to take. It is put up in 25 cent, 50 cent, and dollar bottles. Sold by Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


Determined to Celebrate the Glorious Fourth of July.

Preparations Being Made to Entertain 25,000 People by the Committee of Arrangements.

Last Monday evening a citizen’s meeting was held in Highland Opera House to take steps toward preparing for the Fourth of July. A committee was appointed to solicit funds and the meeting adjourned. Thursday evening the adjourned meeting convened with Judge Sumner presiding, and Judge Kreamer as scribe. The soliciting committee reported they had received subscriptions to the amount of over $500. The report was accepted and the committee instructed to solicit more funds in order that Arkansas City may have the celebration of the Southwest.

A general arrangement committee of fifteen persons was appointed, consisting of Archie Dunn, R. E. Grubbs, C. R. Sipes, W. D. Kreamer, Capt. C. G. Thompson, W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, W. J. Gray, Ed. Pentecost, J. L. Howard, Al. Daniels, W. M. Blakeney, Robt. Hutchison, Col. Sumner, and Mayor Schiffbauer.

Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Will Mowry says at Geuda Springs an ordinance has been passed prohibiting a city officer from loafing around a drug store, billiard hall, saloon, and a house of ill-fame. This is a horrible come off on the drug store.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Fourth of July.



1. Prayer by Rev. Witt.

2. Singing by Glee Club.

3. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Fleming.

4. Oration by Col. H. T. Sumner.

5. Music.

6. Go to Dinner.

7. 1 o’clock sharp, Singing and Music.

8. 2 o’clock. Tub race. $5.00 purse. C. R. Sipes and W. D. Mowry, Committee.

9. 2:30 o’clock. Greased pig race, $2.00. A. Daniels, Committee.

10. Music.

11. 3 o’clock. Greased pole, $5.00 purse. A. Daniels, Committee.

12. Music.

13. Excursion.

14. Music.

15. 5 o’clock p.m. Indian War Dance.

16. Music.

17. 4 o’clock p.m. Match Game Base Ball for $50.

18. Foot race, $3.00 1st, and $2.00 2nd best.

19. Mule race, $2.00.

20. Sack race, $1.00.

21. 9 o’clock p.m. Grand display of fire works, Balloon ascension, etc.


C. G. THOMPSON, Grand Marshal.

P. S.: Grand Ball at the Opera House at night.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 18, 1885.

34 to 10

Winfield Muffers done up by the Border Club by the Above Score.

The Winfield Cyclones Strike the Arkansas City Border Nine

And Have to Re-Organize.

Damage Done to the Cyclones Something Over $2,000.


Thursday at the Winfield fair grounds the third and last match game of base ball was played. The game was for a purse of $100 a side. Wednesday evening the Cyclones demanded by telephone that $20 of the gate receipts be given to their club and the remainder be divided equally between the contestants. The Border captain refused to do this and the game was declared off. When this news became circulated on our streets, the lovers of the game were greatly disappointed. Thursday morning the members of the Border club came together and decided to go and play the game anyway. At 9 a.m., the club and a number of friends started for the Hub in carriages. After dinner the club sought the fair grounds followed by spectators. The game commenced at about 3 p.m., with between 600 and 700 spectators present. The Cyclones went to bat first and scored five runs. This caused a thrill of pleasure to run up the backbone of the denizens of Winfield. The Border club went to bat on their half of the first inning and only got two runs. This gave the backers of the Cyclones an impetus to squander their money, and in a very short time a considerable sum of money had been wagered by friends of the clubs.

The Cyclones on the second inning scored a goose egg, while the Border club secured two more tallies than on the second for they succeeded in making two runs. The Border club on the third inning got in two more tallies. The Cyclones were still ahead one tally at the close of the third inning. On the fourth inning the Cyclones increased their score one tally and the Border club four. Cheer after cheer went up as the Border club rung in their tallies and visitors from Arkansas City yelled themselves hoarse from enthusiasm. On the fifth inning the Cyclones went to bat a little nervous and consequently were treated to a goose egg. The Border club got in four tallies on their half of the 5th. Excitement ran higher than ever and the backers of the Cyclones began to visibly weaken. The sixth inning the Cyclones secured one tally and the Border club 13. This capped the climax. Parties from Arkansas City went wild from enthusiasm. The seventh inning the Cyclones scored one tally and the Border club received their first and last goose egg of the game. The eight and ninth innings the Cyclones received two more beautiful goose eggs, while the Border club made three runs on the eight and four on the ninth. This ended the game, the score standing 34 to 10 in favor of the Border club.

The following are the runs and outs made by each member of the two clubs...[SKIPPING ALL BUT NAMES OF PLAYERS].

CYCLONES: Beam, Jones, Gray, Land, Holbrook, McClelland, Smith, McMullen, and Leland.

BORDER CLUB: Godfrey, McGerry, Perryman, Hilliard, Geo. Wilson, Miller, Jos. Wilson, Chas. Wright, and Frank Wright.

The umpire was a brakeman from here. He gave satisfaction, we understand, to both clubs. The Cyclones did poorer playing, not coming up to the game on the 4th. The Border Club played carefully and surely. The Cyclones tried to twist out, but the Border Club had too firm a grip on them. We suggest that the Cyclones remodel their name; for instance, say, to the "Gentle Kansas Zephyrs."

On the third inning O. F. Godfrey got tripped by being hit. Of course, the Border Nine put in a substitute. The Cyclones began to cry, "rats, rats." They thought it was just a come-off to put in a better player. The substitute’s name was Roach, and he was about equal to Godfrey. Ery Miller did some excellent playing on first base and some heavy batting. Frank Perryman pitched for the Border Nine and the trouble with the Cyclones was that they were unable to hit his balls. The Border Nine pounded the Cyclones’ pitcher all to pieces. They changed on the 6th inning, but this did not put a stop to the rapid increase of the Border’s score. Nearly three and a half hours were consumed in playing the game.

The man who tended the gate announced only $40.45 receipts. There were fully 600 persons present; 25 cents was the admission price. There is something "rotten in Denmark," and we trust the Cyclones will blow the matter straight.


Captain Perryman delivered straight, swift balls Thursday. A sore finger prevented his pitching curves.

Catcher Joe Wilson had a finger partially dislocated. Geo. Wright mended matters and Joe went right along.

Miller is immense all around.

Frank Wright is the favorite with the crowd.

Charley Wright can play anywhere. He is a handsome runner.

The new third baseman, McGerry, did not disappoint anyone. He throws beautifully.

Godfrey’s substitute played center field well.

Charley Hilliard did excellent fielding and base running. He and Joe Wilson are the good natured members.

Right fielder Geo. Wilson was not feeling well, but stuck to the work.

The Arkansas City crowd did effective work with the lungs, the Winfield crowd with the lower lip.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Fred Farrar, F. J. Hess, Will D. Mowry, A. D. Hawk, Frank Grosscup, Jerry Adams, Leavitt Coburn, W. H. Nelson, Dr. Wright, Dr. Geo. Wright, and several other businessmen went up on the 3:05 p.m. train to see the game.

Joe Finkleburg presented Ery Miller with a $3 hat yesterday morning on account of his excellent playing in the game of Thursday. W. D. Mowry presented him with a handsome bat. C. C. Sollitt presented Frank Perryman with a bat also, for the good service he rendered.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Will D. Mowry solicited the base ball purse from the lovers of that game for the 4th of July. The Border boys extend Will many thanks.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Mowry went to Wichita Monday. Mr. Mowry came home Tuesday last, but Mrs. Mowry will visit friends in that city a few weeks.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Will Mowry, while in Wichita Monday, met Robt. Maxwell. Bob has a lucrative situation in H. M. Stewart’s drug store. He sent the necessary wherewith for the REPUBLICAN down with Mr. Mowry. The REPUBLICAN and Bob both extend thanks to Will for the accommodation he rendered them.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The schoolhouse in district No. 89, East Bolton, known as the Dickenson and Mowry school, has had its names changed, and is now called the I X L school.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


Half a Block on Summit Street Goes Up In Smoke.

On Monday night about 11:30 the cry of fire was raised. Among the first attracted by the alarm were Frank Schiffbauer, mayor of the city, and Capt. Rarick, deputy sheriff, who were just parting for the night on the First National Bank corner. They ran in the direction of the cry, and seeing a blaze in the rear of the New York Restaurant, ran for the hose reel, and in five or six minutes returned to the same. The flames had burst forth in the meantime, and were making rapid headway, the building being of frame, and similar buildings adjoining it on both sides. A crowd gathered, and among the foremost to act was Charley Halloway, who kicked in the glazed door of Grimes & Son’s drug store, and walked through the building with a view of saving its contents. He found the fire had extended to the rear portion of the store, and an explosion of some vessel a short distance in front of him, which scattered fragments wounding both his hands, cautioned him that he was in an unsafe place. An attempt was made to attach the hose to the hydrant, but some trouble was experienced in detaching the cap. During this while the flames spread rapidly, the wind which fortunately was light, driving the fire in the direction of Central Avenue. Heitkam’s tailor store and a barber shop were on the lot south of the New York Restaurant, and the occupants were promptly on hand to save their stock and furniture from the devouring element. Mr. Heitkam saved half of his stock of cloth and made up suits, but the frame buildings with their combustible contents, burned so fiercely that the feeble efforts at extinguishing it were hardly perceptible. In half an hour the buildings extending north to Central Avenue were in a blaze, and it was evident that no power could be exerted to save them. Crowds of men worked diligently to rescue what was portable, but confusion prevailed, and there was no intelligent direction given to their efforts. The St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son’s drug store, Bundrem’s butcher shop, and Means’ implement store were by 12 o’clock in the vortex of the flames, and brief time was afforded the willing workers to rescue the doomed property from destruction. To save Mowry & Sollitt’s brick drug store, Kroenert & Austin’s grocery store, on the lot adjoining, was pulled down, which stopped the progress of the flames in a southward direction. Mowry & Sollitt, fearing their store would be involved, began moving their stock; but on the suggestion of Capt. Thompson that the risk was less to let their goods remain, the hasty tearing up was discontinued, and they escaped with slight loss. Being checked on the south side and isolated at the other end by the width of the street, the fire abated about an hour after a bad burst forth, and spread over no more territory. The stream from the hydrant was kept up through the night cooling the smoldering embers, and when the business of the next day opened, the sight was presented to the beholder of half a block on our main business street being laid in ruins. D. L. Means loses $3,000 in his stock, his insurance is $1,000. Kroenert & Austin suffer quite as seriously. C. A. Burnett estimates his loss at $2,400; he has $1,500 insurance. The buildings being rated as extra hazardous, and the rate of insurance 7 percent, owners and occupants were chary of securing themselves on heavy sums. The following is a list of the losses and insurance.

Lot 1. Lot and building owned by W. Benedict. Insured for $500. Occupied by D. L. Means, insured in North American for $1,000.

Lot 2. Lot and building owned by Dr. Shepard. Insured for $800 in Springfield Insurance Co. Occupied by Charley Bundrem as a meat market, who was insured for $300 in the New York Alliance, and by J. T. Grimes & Son, druggists, who carried $500 insurance in the Pennsylvania and the same amount in the Liverpool, London & Globe.

Lot 3. Lot and building owned by Mrs. Benedict and occupied by C. A. Burnett, as the St. Louis Restaurant. Building uninsured; stock insured for $1,500 in equal amounts in the Mechanics of Milwaukee, the Northwestern National, and the Connecticut.

Lot 4. Lot and building owned by S. H. Pickle, who is now absent in Springlake, Ohio. Occupied by O. F. Lang as the New York Restaurant. Stock insured for $500 in the Home Mutual.

Lot 5, with the frame building thereon, is owned by J. H. Sherburne—uninsured. Its occupants were A. G. Heitkam, tailor, insured for $800; half in the Glens’ Falls and half in the Fire Insurance of England; and a German barber, who carried no insurance.

Lot 6, and the grocery that stood thereon, were owned and occupied by Kroenert & Austin, who carried $500 insurance on the building in the North American, and the same amount on the stock.


Mr. Hollaway [EARLIER THEY HAD HALLOWAY ???] received a severe bruise in the hand from an ax in the hands of an excited individual, who brought his weapon down on the hydrant while he was unscrewing the cap with a wrench.

The insurance of Dr. Shepard on his building ran out at noon on the day of the fire; but his agent, Frank Hess, had written him another policy, thus saving him from loss.

It is said that Charley Bundrem had $187 in greenbacks placed under his pillow, which went to feed the flames.

The fall of an awning struck City Marshal Gray to the ground, and he came near being badly scorched.

A young man in the employ of C. A. Burnett lost everything in the fire except the clothes he stands in.

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, July 25, 1885.


Arkansas City Visited Once Again by the Devouring Flames.

Last Monday night between 11 and 12 o’clock the cry of "fire" rang out upon the still night, and the gentle Kansas zephyrs wafted the sound to the ponderous ears of the REPUBLICAN reporter. Springing from our bed, of down—on the floor—we hastily donned the first article we placed our hands on and started on a dead run for the scene of the conflagration. We were among the first to arrive and we found the St. Louis Restaurant and Grimes & Son’s Drug Store almost enveloped in flames. The fire had gained so much headway that it was impossible to put it out.

The predominating idea was to save Mowry & Sollitt’s brick drug store, and leave the old frame buildings go. In accordance with the view, the hose was turned on the Pickle building while the excited populace attempted to tear down the building occupied by A. G. Heitkam with his tailoring establishment, but the heat from the burning buildings was so excessive that the crowd turned its efforts to tearing out the Diamond Front building.

The fire spread in both directions and in 20 minutes after the origin of the fire, the St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son’s Drug Store, Chas. Bundrem’s Meat Shop, D. L. Means’ Implement House, and O. F. Lang’s Restaurant were in ashes.

By the time the fire had got a good hold on Heitkam’s Tailor Shop, the Diamond Front building had been torn out and the brick drug store was saved.

The nine buildings were burned in about one hour and a quarter. After once getting a start, they went as if they had been saturated with coal oil. They were so dry and old that it is a wonder that the fire was not conveyed across the street by the great heat. The wind hardly stirred and by persistent efforts of everyone, the fire did not get into the brick buildings.

The fire originated in the rear of the St. Louis Restaurant. T. S. Moorhead, who rooms over C. R. Sipes’ Hardware Store across the street, was sitting in the window of his room and saw the flames burst forth from that establishment. Some say the fire originated in the New York Restaurant, but it is a mistake, for when the REPUBLICAN representative arrived on the scene, this building had not caught fire. No one knows positively how the fire started, but the most probable theory advanced is that a tallow candle had been left burning in the St. Louis Restaurant, sitting on a board; and that the candle burned down to the board, setting it on fire. The flames were spread by the melted tallow on the board until they got a good start, and by the time it was discovered, they were past subjection. C. A. Burnett, the proprietor of the restaurant, had gone home, but we are informed that one of the employees was sitting in the business room asleep in a chair.


D. L. Means occupied the corner room with an implement stock. He carried a $3,000 stock and had only $1,000 of insurance. James Benedict owned the building and was carrying $500 insurance. His loss is probably in the neighborhood of $500.

The two next buildings were owned by Dr. J. T. Shepard and were occupied by Chas. Bundrem with his meat market and Grimes & Son with their drug stock. The doctor had $800 insurance on his buildings. Chas. Bundrem had $600 on his shop fixtures and Grimes & Son $1,500 on their drug stock. Dr. Shepard’s loss above insurance was about $600, Mr. Bundrem about $300, and Grimes & Son about $1,300.

The building owned by Mrs. Wm. Benedict was insured for $300. Her loss was about $500 above insurance. C. A. Burnett occupied the building with his restaurant stock valued by him at $2,500. His insurance was $1,500.

John Gibson occupied the next room with his barber shop; he was insured for $350. He saved about half of his fixtures.

The next building was owned by S. B. Pickle and was not insured. O. P. Lang occupied it with his New York Restaurant stock. Mr. Lang carried $500 insurance and his loss was $500 above that amount.

The next was the barber shop of Frank Perryman. He saved all of his goods.

The building occupied by A. G. Heitkam was owned by J. H. Sherburne and was not insured. Mr. Heitkam carried $800 insurance on his own stock. His loss was about $400.

Next and last was the Diamond Front, owned by Kroenert & Austin. They carried insurance to the sum of $1,000 on the building and grocery stock. Their loss above insurance was $2,000.

Ivan Robinson’s coal scales burned. Loss $200; no insurance.


D. L. Means has resumed business. He is now located in the first building west of his former Shabby Front. See his ad upon the inside of the REPUBLICAN.

Arkansas City Coal Company have commenced business again. Its office is one block west, where it was located before the fire.

Chas. Bundrem will open his meat market as soon as he can obtain a room.

C. A. Burnett will not open his restaurant again for awhile.

John Gibson will commence barbering as soon as he can get a room.

A. G. Heitkam will be on deck in a few days. He is busy hunting for a room.

Kroenert & Austin removed the stock saved from the burned Diamond Front to the skating rink room. This firm is fortunate in having two stores in operation. They can go right on and supply their trade without any hesitancy.

Some of the lot owners of the burnt district talk of re-building.

The crowd was bubbling over from excitement. Several parties fastened ropes to the Steadman Building and were pulling it to pieces, but were stopped by some clearheaded individual.

Ery Miller and C. Mead did good work with the hose in staying the flames.

Grimes & Son’s statements were destroyed. We feel sorry for Judge Gans’ pocket book this month.

Dave Beatty rushed into his meat shop, rolled out the meat blocks, pitched the scales out in the street, carried his ice from the refrigerator into the street, removed his stock of meat to across the canal, and then carried them all back the next morning. Probably Dave was the most excited man in town unless it was H. P. Farrar, who attached a rope to a maple tree and was trying to pull it out by the roots. He did not succeed.

Charley Hilliard saved an armful of broken ball bats.

Frank Hess had about $6,000 worth of insurance in the "burnt district." Snyder & Hutchison about $2,000; Meigs & Nelson, $850; Collins & Perry, $1,000; and J. L. Howard, $400.

We frequently hear those non-excitable people telling just how they could have put out the fire, but they took good care to stand off at a safe distance while the fire was raging. It was the excitable people who did the effective work.

Now is a good time to talk a system of water works. If we must have fires, we must have something to fight them with.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

My Improved CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, Arkansas City, Kansas, -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

In the City.

The news of the death of Gen. Grant reached this city early on the morning of the 23rd, and was communicated rapidly from mouth to mouth until the sad intelligence was soon known to all our citizens. At noon, on request of the mayor, the business houses were closed, Summit St. presenting a sombre appearance from the heavy drapery suspended from nearly every building. In the evening a meeting was held in Highland Hall, the Arkansas City post of veterans being there in full force. Col. H. T. Sumner presided, and Mayor Schiffbauer was elected Secretary. Rev. S. B. Fleming opened the proceedings with an appropriate prayer. Speakers being called for to express the feeling of the community at the sad loss that has befallen the country, it was determined to postpone all such exercises until the day of the funeral, as the bereavement was too recent for any speaker fittingly to dwell upon our loss. A committee on resolutions was appointed, and also one on arrangements, which latter committee met in the city council chamber the next morning, the mayor presiding. After an informal discussion, it was considered expedient to defray arrangements until the day set for the funeral should be made known, and the proclamation of Governor Martin for the proper observance of the day should be published. It has since been announced that Saturday, Aug. 8th, has been set for the funeral ceremonies, the remains of the illustrious deceased to be buried in Central Park, New York. The funeral will be a national one, and the conduct of the same under the direction of the war department. By order of the secretary of war, General Hancock will take charge of the military arrangements.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Preparing for the Cholera. Chamberlain & Co., of Des Moines, Iowa, have received five carloads of bottles so as to be prepared to supply Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy, in case bowel complaints or Cholera are epidemic this summer. Their preparation is a success and a great favorite for bowel complaints throughout the northwest. Sold by Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

Mrs. W. D. Mowry returned home from Wichita Tuesday somewhat improved in health.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

Will Mowry went to Wichita Tuesday to witness the match game of base ball between the Border club and the Wichita’s, and also to accompany his wife on her return home.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

De Memoriam.

The following orders from the G. A. R. in relation to the death of General Grant have been handed us for publication.




General order No. 6

WICHITA, KANSAS, July 23, 1885.

It is with profound sorrow that these Headquarters learn of the death of our eminent comrade, Gen. U. S. Grant, and, believing that the entire comradeship of this Department will join in showing respect for the noble deceased by proper memorial services, it is therefore ordered that the Posts of this Department meet at their respective post-rooms, or other places of public assembly, on the day and hour named for burial, where memorial services will be held in accordance with the service book of our order. By the command of

M. STEWART, Dept. Commander.

L. N. WOODCOCK, Asst. Adjt. Genl.


In compliance with general order No. 6, from department headquarters, it comes in the province of duty of these headquarters to assemble the Post to pay the last tribute of respect to our dead comrade, U. S. Grant.

It is therefore ordered that Arkansas City Post No. 158, G. A. R., assemble promptly at their post-room at 1 p.m. sharp, Saturday, August 8th. Comrades are requested to wear memorial badges and uniforms, as far as practicable. Post will be formed in front of their hall and march to Highland Hall, where the memorial exercises will be held during the afternoon. All ex-soldiers, whether members of the Grand Army or not, are cordially invited to join the line and participate.

Comrades, let there be no cold reserve or hesitancy in this matter, and let every old soldier bring his offering and lay it upon the tomb of our dead hero.

A. MOWRY, Commander.

C. R. FOWLER, Adjt.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 8, 1885.


Mowry & Sollitt’s Safe Blown Open, But the Burglars Scared

Away Before They Secured Their Booty.

Thursday night at 12 o’clock, just as Night-watchman Johnson was rounding the corner of Fifth Avenue and Summit Street, he saw a flash of fire in Mowry & Sollitt’s Drug Store and then heard an explosion. He tapped on the stone pavement with his cane to summon Night-watch Stafford, but that official was not in hearing. He went down and looked in the front window, but could see nothing but smelled burnt powder. He went down to W. D. Mowry’s residence and awakened him that an explosion had occurred in his store, but saying nothing concerning the flash. Mr. Mowry dressed and came up to the store with Johnson, supposing that the explosion had been caused by some temporary shelving, loaded with stock, giving away and making the crash. Not until the front door had been unlocked, did Mr. Mowry know there were burglars in the store and then he heard them going out the back door; and before anything could be done, the burglars had made good their escape.

On examination, they found the outside safe door had been blown off and badly demolished. The door, in falling, had dropped out partly on a cellar door, striking some shelving, and then fell back against the inside door. Only one man must have been at work upon the inside for a pick had been used in trying to dislodge the door from its position, but his efforts were futile. As much as three-quarters of an hour must have elapsed between the time of the explosion and the time when Mr. Mowry arrived on the scene, so if there had been more than one man, the door would have been easily removed, as it was next morning. The hole in the door was drilled about six inches below the knob, and was made by a three-eighths inch drill. A terrible charge of power must have been put in, as the iron bolts were bent and the hinges broken.

It is supposed that the burglar or burglars entered through a west cellar window and came upstairs through the cellar door, and gone through the drawers the first thing, getting some $5. In the safe there was about $50 and some jewelry, besides other valuables.

No clue has been disclosed that will lead to the finding of the safe-blower. By the side of the safe, a brace and chisel, belonging to John Daniels, the blacksmith, was found. It is supposed that the burglar or burglars had gone to Mr. Daniels’ shop and purloined the tools.

During Thursday afternoon two strangers went to G. W. Miller, the blacksmith, showed him a piece of steel, and asked him if he could make a drill that would perforate it. Mr. Miller informed them he could and went to work and drilled a hole through the steel, breaking the drill in the operation. Mr. Miller does not know whether any of his drills are missing or not, but it would have been very easy for them to take one. Mr. Miller describes the men as being genteel looking. One was about 45 years of age, smooth face and very full, heavy build, medium height, and his hair streaked with gray. The other one was a middle aged man and had long black whiskers. These men are supposed by all to be the burglars. They may have been experts at the business, but their work done here shows considerable bungling.

A man representing the Hall Safe & Lock Co., was in the store to see Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt about purchasing a safe. It seems strange that the safe should be blown open the same night of the day he called on the firm. As yet, the entire affair is a mystery. We furnish the above facts and let our readers draw their own conclusions. But one thing is certain; hereafter, the REPUBLICAN will leave a card on top of its safe—15 cent purse—explanatory of the combination of the lock.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 8, 1885.

The Liquor Traffic.

The liquor trade of the county for July seems to have been an exceptionally good one; in fact, the best since the inauguration of free whiskey. The total number of statements filed for last month is 3,079, against 3,052 for May and 2,607 for June.

Compared with last month Arkansas City has dropped a little—very little—in number of statements while Winfield has pulled up a notch or two. The former phenomena may be accounted for by the burning out of brother Grimes, who had latterly stood well to the front in amount of whiskey disposed of.

These 3,079 statements are divided among the various towns and dealers as follows.

Winfield: Harter, 122; Glass, 132; Brown & Son, 259; Williams, 208. Total: 711.

Arkansas City: Steinberger, 536; Fairclo, 208; Eddy, 208; Mowry & Sollitt, 236; Kellogg & Coombs, 290. Total: 1,584.


[1,548 - 1,478 = 70 less than paper shows!]

Burden: Woolsey, 355.

Grand Summit: Avery, 155.

Dexter: Phelps, 182.

Cambridge: Rule, 20.

Udall: Martin, 69; Roberts, 103.

These statements represent a nice little harvest to the probate judge for this month of $159.95. Winfield Telegram.


In justice to our druggists and the name of our city, the REPUBLICAN announces that it is informed by Judge Gans that fully one-half of the statements filed by our druggists are for parties residing in the Territory. While the Winfield men claim we drink so much, the fact is we do not consume as much liquor as the inhabitants of the Hub. Our Territory trade is all filed from Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.

S. E. Pollock was suddenly taken ill Tuesday morning in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store and as he went to pass out of the door to go home, he fainted away, falling against the door and bruising his forehead quite badly. By the timely aid of Dr. Westfall, he was able to travel in a short time.

Arkansas City Republican, August 22, 1885.


Henry Mowry Shoots James P. Smith Dead in the Alley At the Rear

Of O. P. Houghton’s Store.

The Murderer Captured After an Exciting Chase of Several Squares,

On Being Wounded by Pistol Shots from One of His Pursuers.

Between 5 and 6 o’clock, just as the REPUBLICAN was making ready to go to press last evening, a firing of fire-arms was distinctly heard in the rear of O. P. Houghton’s dry goods store. Rushing from our office up on to the street, we saw a number of our citizens running very hurriedly for the alley and in pursuit of a man fleeing south, who carried a shot gun. The police were after him and the excited crowd was crying out "shoot him." Several shots were fired, but none seemed to take effect. Going to the rear of O. P. Houghton’s store, where a knot of men were assembled, we saw a man lying upon the ground with the life blood gushing from a seeping wound in the left side of his neck. The blood flowed in an exceeding large stream and it was evident that the wounded man had not long to live. Physicians were summoned. Drs. Sparks, Westfall, and Geo. Wright were there in about three minutes of the shooting. They stanched the flow of blood as soon as possible and carried the wounded man into Mr. Houghton’s store, where he died at about 7:30 p.m. In the meantime the crowd and police followed the fugitive up the alley to 4th avenue and thence two squares west, where he was captured. During the chase west on 4th avenue several shots were exchanged between the pursued and pursuers, and one shot took effect in the former a short distance below the groin, passing through the fat part of his thigh. The bullet had struck his watch and glanced downward, thereby saving his life. The captured man proved to be Henry Mowry, known to all as "Hank" Mowry. The man whom he had shot was Jas. P. Smith, the proprietor of a brickyard in the vicinity of Harmon’s Ford.

The prisoner after the capture was conveyed to the Occidental Hotel, where physicians were summoned and his wound dressed.

The cause of the trouble was about as follows.

Henry Mowry on Friday afternoon went to the residence of O. F. Godfrey. Mr. Mowry had been at one time an intimate friend of the Godfrey family, sometime ago boarding at their house. Not long since he was requested to seek other quarters on account of dissatis-faction. He took rooms at the Occidental; but paid visits, according to Mrs. Godfrey’s testimony, to the house, and she had told him she wished that he would remain away, but he refused to do so. Yesterday afternoon he paid three visits to the house. The first was a short time after dinner. Mr. Godfrey was not at home. As an excuse for coming, Mowry said he had brought down some wheat for the birds. He also told Mrs. Godfrey that he was infatuated with her. She requested him to leave or she would tell her husband, who would make him. He left and in about 20 minutes returned with a double barreled shot gun. She saw him coming and ran into her bedroom and locked the door. He came on in the house, and by promising not to hurt her, persuaded her to come out of the room. In the conversation which followed, she again asked him to leave and he reiterated his demands that she would not tell her husband, and threatened her, saying he would just as leave kill her and perhaps would before night. After this Mowry took his departure and Mrs. Godfrey sent her son after Mr. Godfrey. A few minutes after he had been home, Mowry returned for the third time. They saw him coming and went into the dining room. Mowry came up to the front gate. Godfrey called to him not to come in. He made some kind of a reply, raised his gun, and fired through the front window into the bedroom, the shot passing through a partition wall. In a few seconds he fired again, the shot having the same range as the first. He then proceeded to load his gun as he walked rapidly north on 7th street until he arrived at 7th avenue, where he broke into a run and came west to Summit, coming south on Summit to Central Avenue and then running west obliquely to the alley where the fatal shot was fired. Along Mowry’s run, citizens began to give chase to capture the fugitive.

It is not known where the deceased entered the pursuit, but by the time Mowry was abreast of the rear of O. P. Houghton’s store, he was not a dozen paces behind him. At this moment Mowry turned and commanded his pursuer to halt. Smith stopped, and Mowry turned and started again, while Smith took after him again. Mowry again turned, and commanded Smith to stop, which the latter did not do. Mowry raised his gun and fired, when he was in about ten or twelve feet of him. The entire charge took effect in the left jaw and neck. Smith fell forward upon his hands and knees, while the murderer ran on down the alley. At the post mortem examination of the wound, made by Drs. Sparks and Westfall, during the coroner’s inquest, last night, they stated that "the main wound was two inches below the lobe of the left ear, and two inches to the centre of it, and to the front of the posterior angle of the lower jaw. One-and-a-half inches of the lower jaw was carried away; and that the left anterior temporal artery was wounded; also the left jugular vein." In the minds of the examining physicians, the wound was sufficient to cause death.

The coroner’s jury after investigation rendered a verdict that James P. Smith came to his death by a gun in the hands of Henry Mowry being discharged by him feloniously to kill and murder. The investigation lasted until 3 a.m. The jury was composed of E. P. Greer, R. C. Howard, S. C. Lindsay, Chas. Bryant, Ira Barnett, and J. B. Nipp. County Attorney Asp, being away from home, Senator Hackney came down to attend the case.

The prisoner was kept at the Occidental Hotel all night under a strong guard. When he was first captured, the talk of lynching was so strong that the Arkansas Valley Guards were put on duty to patrol the streets and squelch all rising of indignant citizens, besides a large number of extra police being distributed through the hallways of the hotel.

He was taken to Winfield this morning on the early train and placed in jail. The prisoner when first arrested was defiant, but later in the evening he gave away and expressed fears of being lynched. When the writer in company with the coroner went to see him he talked rationally and answered questions quite readily. He kept his eyes covered with his hands and did not once remove them while we were in the room.

The prisoner is about 40 years of age, and belongs to one of the first families of the lower Arkansas Valley. His parents reside in Bolton Township. One of the most heart-rendering scenes we ever witnessed in our lives was when his mother was brought to his bedside. No pen could paint the anguish of that mother and the eyes of the many spectators were moistened as her pitiful moans fell upon their ears as she was brought into the hotel.

The deceased, James P. Smith, was a married man and was 40 years of age. He was a peaceable citizen and universally esteemed. He leaves his wife and two small children. Mrs. Smith has been sick in bed for some time, and the shock to her is almost more than the poor woman can bear. Upon the news being broken to her, it prostrated her so that she was unable to be conveyed to the side of her dying husband until a few moments before he died. He did not recognize her. Our heart fails us! We dare not speak of the pitiful scene which occurred at the dying bedside.

It is supposed that Mowry was under the influence of intoxicants when he enacted the horrible tragedy, although he was not a drinking man. His wound was not a severe one, being only an injury of the flesh.

This affair is the most horrible one in the annals of Arkansas City. It is regretted by all. The sympathy of the community is extended to both families. The blow is very severe to them and especially so to Mrs. Smith, who is in a bad condition to have such a bereavement befall her.

A. G. Lowe was the first person to lay hands on the prisoner. When but a few feet from him, Mowry raised his gun and fired at him. Several shots took effect in Lowe’s leg, but most of the charge spent its force in the ground in front of Mr. Lowe.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 29, 1885.

Our New Business Blocks.

From time to time the REPUBLICAN has made mention of the various handsome business blocks as they commenced erection, but we have never gone into details.

We begin with the elegant stone block of C. D. Burroughs, lately of Chicago, on South Summit street. The block is composed of two good business rooms, each 25 x 75 feet. The second story is made up of office rooms, there being 17 of them. The block is built of stone. The front is made out of stone taken from Parkins’ quarry north of town. When first taken from the quarry, the stone is soft and easily sawed into shape and dressed. As the stone stands in the weather, it hardens and the longer it remains there, the harder it becomes. The stone is a species of the sandstone, and we doubt if there is any better stone for store fronts in the state than can be obtained at Parkins’ quarry. Mitts & Jones are the architects and builders of the block, and when completed they will have a representation of their skill as mechanics of which they have no need to be ashamed. G. W. Miller & Co., furnishes the galvanized iron cornice for this block. They manufacture it themselves. The materials in the entire building are home products.

The next handsome business room, which is almost ready for occupancy, on South Summit street, is that of Frick Bros. The building is 25 x 80 feet, and built entirely of brick. It is two stories high with a commodious basement. Wm. Gall is the architect and contractor. The building has been appelled the Cresswell block. Messrs. Frick Bros. are young and energetic businessmen who came here from Pennsylvania about 12 months ago. They thought Arkansas City was a desirable locality in which to locate. They have faith in the future of our city and have shown it by the willingness to invest a portion of their capital in real estate. Messrs. Frick Bros. are also the proprietors of the Arkansas City Coal Co., and are doing a good business. This new room will be occupied by S. F. Steinberger.

Hermann Godehard has his business room nearly completed. It is 25 x 100 feet; two stories high; and is built of stone with a handsome brick front. Wm. Gall is also the architect and contractor of this block. Mr. Godehard will, in a few days, occupy his new room with his grocery and bakery. By Mr. Godehard erecting his substantial block, he has caused to be taken away an old fire trap of a building which was located between the room he now occupies and the Occidental Hotel. Mr. Godehard’s improvement is a credit to Arkansas City.

O. P. Houghton has just completed his addition of 26 x 50 feet to his business room. This makes his store room extend to the alley, a distance of 132 feet. Mr. Houghton uses his addition for his display of carpets and ready made clothing.

G. W. Miller & Co., moved into their new quarters Tuesday. Their business room is about completed, except some of the finishing touches. The block is two stories and is 25 x 75 feet; is built of stone with a handsome brick frontage. The brick was furnished by James P. Smith, the man shot by Henry Mowry, from his kiln at Harmon’s Ford, and clearly demonstrates that good brick can be manufactured as cheaply in this vicinity as elsewhere. The cornice was manufactured in the tin shop of Miller & Co., and does them credit as mechanics. It is a beautiful cornice and sets the building off in grand style.

Dr. A. J. Chapel and D. W. Bishop are having erected their business block. It is composed of two storerooms below, each 25 x 80 feet, and office rooms above. The block is built of stone with brick fronts. J. Q. Ashton is the contractor for the stone work. Dr. Chapel’s room has been leased by Jerome Steele for an eastern gentleman, who desires to locate in Arkansas City and engage in the mercantile business. Chas. Bundrem has leased Mr. Bishop’s room and will occupy it with his meat market. This block has been receiving the plastering this week and will be ready for occupancy in a few days. J. H. Trask is the architect of the building and did the wood work of the block.

T. H. McLaughlin is the gentleman who has the business block in course of erection on North Summit street. The block is two stories and contains two commodious business rooms, each 25 x 80 feet. It is built of stone with a brick front. Workmen are now busily engaged in putting up the second story. Mr. McLaughlin is one of the pioneers of Arkansas City, and has erected several substantial blocks. Dawson and Hight are the builders and architects.

In the above we briefly describe all the business blocks now in course of erection and nearly completed. They are all good and substantial buildings of which any city might be proud.

Kroenert & Austin will soon commence the building of their business room; and J. C. Topliff will put up a block just south of the Hasie Block.

The Johnson Loan and Trust Co., Maj. Sleeth, and H. P. Farrar will put up two business blocks next spring.

Other parties are talking of building, but have done nothing definitely towards it. Arkansas City booms away ahead of any other town in the state. What other town is there that can give such a grand showing?

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.


The Murderer in Bad Shape—Other Minorities of Interest.

Henry Mowry, the murderer of J. P. Smith at Arkansas City, Friday, is in bad physical condition. The wound is all right, doing well, but his nerves appear to be shattered. He has fully awakened to the reality of his terrible crime and for forty-eight hours he didn’t close his eyes in sleep. Dr. Mendenhall has been employed by his brothers, Al. and Will. Smith, who have been at the jail with Henry most of the time since Saturday. Sunday morning Henry had a dozen or more spasms, his frame in a perfect rack, and he had to be held in bed.

During these spasms and struggles, his mind ran on his enamorer, and he said, "Give me my child; she’ll get away with it!" "Yet, you’ll go back on me after getting down on your knees to me, will you?"

Opiates only seemed to string him up until last night, when he relaxed and got rest. This morning his mind is clear, but he was too weak physically for an interview. His relatives take the terrible affair with deep distress.

Jennings & Troup, of this city, and Hon. David Overmyer, of Topeka, will be the attorneys for the defense.

The excitement at Arkansas City has quieted down, though public opinion is yet loud against Mowry. Mrs. Smith, wife of the murdered man, signified her intention to bring suit for damages. To avert this, Mowry has put his property, $4,000 worth of real estate and stock, into other hands.

The woman in this case, Mrs. O. F. Godfrey, is fine looking and keen in conversation. Mowry is not prepossessing either in looks or converse. He seems to have been completely infatuated, and it is thought the matter had been weighing heavily on him some time before the tragedy. It is thought to be a more complicated case than the surface indicates.

The defense will try to stave the case over the September term of the district court. The preliminary examination will probably be waived. Having killed an innocent man, whatever may be proven in the woman matter, will not relieve him from the penalty of cold-blooded murder. His only hope seems to be the insanity plea. Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

Buried in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Aug. 24. The remains of ex-Police Officer James P. Smith, who was shot and killed last Friday, arrived here yesterday morning from Arkansas City, Kansas, and were met and taken in charge at the Union depot by the lodges of Odd Fellows, and carried to Undertaker Welden’s. The funeral took place at 3 o’clock, the remains being interred at the Union Cemetery.

The deceased was for many years a resident of this city, and was one of the officers who resigned at the expiration of his term about two years ago. He had a home on Highland Avenue, which he traded for some property at Arkansas City, on which he established a brick yard. He has resided in that city ever since.

When a member of the metropolitan police, Smith was regarded as a brave and competent officer. Before coming to Kansas City, he had resided in Texas, and during a fight with Indians had been scalped and left for dead, but had managed to crawl away after the savages had left the field.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN was mistaken in its report last week of the course Mowry took in his run for freedom. Instead of going north on seventh street to seventh avenue, he went one square further to eighth, and thence west, crossing Summit Street near the residence of Dr. J. M. Wright, and coming south on the alley between Summit and eighth street. Otherwise, our report was correct.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

Card of Thanks. Mrs. Smith, whose husband was murdered on the 21st inst., highly appreciates the kindness of the friends and neighbors who cared so tenderly for her and hers. Being too weak to write, she wishes me to express to you all her most heart-felt gratitude.


Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

The Mowry-Smith Tragedy.

Saturday afternoon last the remains of James P. Smith, the man who was shot down by Henry Mowry, were taken to Kansas City for interment. The body was escorted to the train by the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias organizations. Mrs. Smith went with the remains to Kansas City. She was accompanied by Mrs. Rev. Walker and S. C. Lindsay. The latter was sent by the two organizations of which Mr. Smith was a member. The party arrived at their destination at 6 o’clock Sunday morning, and the funeral occurred at 3 p.m. under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. Lodges. Mrs. Smith has a sister residing in Kansas City, and she will remain with her until she recovers from the blow and her impaired health. She will return here and settle her affairs and then go back to Kansas City and make it her future home. Her health has been bad lately. She is a frail and delicate woman, but bears up as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

Henry Mowry, on being taken to Winfield, was placed in the hands of a physician. He had a fever, but the Doctor had it broken up by Tuesday. Sunday he had five spasms caused by fever. He has about recovered. The wound in his thigh has healed. It did not cause him much trouble. The preliminary examination will come off next week sometime and at Winfield. Jennings and Troup will defend Mowry, and Hackney and Asp will prosecute.


Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

134. Mowry & Sollitt, Store.

132. Mowry, W. D., Residence.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 5, 1885.

Henry Mowry Remanded to Jail.

Wednesday afternoon the preliminary trial of Henry Mowry was begun before Justice Snow at Winfield. The examination lasted all afternoon and was concluded Thursday morn-ing. Senator W. P. Hackney appeared for the state and Jennings & Troup and W. E. Stanley for the defense. The testimony brought out was almost verbatim to that gained at the Coroner’s inquest. The REPUBLICAN had intended to give the testimony, but as nothing new was adduced, we omit it. Justice Snow, after hearing the matter through and the argument for and against Mowry, decided that it was not a bailable case. Mowry will have to stay in jail until his trial comes off.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.

The preliminary examination of Henry Mowry, charged with the killing of J. P. Smith, was held in Winfield last Wednesday, before Judge Snow. The testimony sustained the fact of the homicide as brought out in the coroner’s inquest, and upon this the prisoner was committed to the county jail, to await his trial at the next term of the district court.

Arkansas City Republican, September 12, 1885.

Mrs. W. D. Mowry went to Wichita Monday, returning Wednesday.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 16, 1885.

Delegate Convention.

The primaries were held in this city and in Creswell Township on Saturday evening, notwithstanding the severe rain storm. The proceedings were orderly and the selection of delegates was gone through with as a routine matter.

The Fourth Ward meeting was held in Blakeney & Upp’s store, J. C. Lindsay, chairman, Alexander Wilson, secretary. The delegates elected were W. D. Mowry, D. D. Bishop, John Daniels, O. S. Rarick. Alternates: S. C. Lindsay, Alex, Wilson, J. E. Beck, Charles Parker.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Delegates to the Republican Convention to be Held at Winfield Today.

Last Saturday evening the Republican primaries were held in the four wards of Arkansas City and Creswell Township. The following are the delegates chosen.

FOURTH WARD. At Blakeney & Upp’s store, the fourth warder’s congregated and chose Capt. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, and D. D. Bishop as delegates, and J. E. Beck, S. C. Lindsay, Alex Wilson, and Chas. Parker as alternates. S. C. Lindsay was chairman of the meeting and Alex Wilson, Secretary.

Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

At the meeting of the Republican voters of Bolton Township Wednesday evening the following delegates were chosen to attend the convention today: Wm. Trimble, A. J. Kimmel, P. A. Lorry, John Linton, Al. Mowry, N. Banks, and Benj. Wing. They are all for Smock.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.

Our public schools will open shortly, and Mowry & Sollitt call the attention of parents to their fall line of school books.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 30, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt keep a full line of school books and other school supplies, and are doing an active trade in advance of the opening of our public schools on Monday. They have just received a fresh invoice of these goods, and are ready to furnish all demands.

Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

W. D. Mowry has been in Topeka this week attending the reunion.

Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The family of J. W. Hull, the pharmacist at Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store, arrived in the city Thursday from Kentucky. Mr. Hull has rented a residence and will commence house-keeping immediately. J. V. is happy since the arrival of his loved ones.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 7, 1885.


A Brief Statement of the Building Growth of Arkansas City.

The cry of hard times may be raised, but where building activity continues unabated, there can be no cause for dejection. Almost every day we see new buildings started, all of a permanent and solid character and an evidence of the progress and thrift of the city. In the burnt district foundations are being dug for six new business buildings, two story and basement, each 25 feet by 100. William Gall, the architect, has prepared the plans for four of these buildings, those of J. H. Sherburne, S. B. Pickle, Mrs. Benedict, and Dr. Shepard, and this row of iron fronts, extending 100 feet, with plate windows and elaborate finish, will be an enduring monument to the enterprise and growth of our city. Messrs. Kroenert & Austin, at the south end of the burnt region, intend to erect a one story brick, uniform with the building adjoining it on the south (Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store), and Mr. Bittle, at the north end, is excavating his foundation without having decided fully on his plan.

Just north, the handsome stores of Dr. Chapel and W. B. Bishop have received tenants, and the finishing touches are being given to the upper floors. They are being finished off for dwellings or offices, the doctor retaining a portion of his upper floor for a medical office. On the opposite side T. H. McLaughlin is making progress with his double building, putting in such solid work as to secure the safety against all stress of wind and weather.

Mr. Gall has finished the plans of J. C. Topliff’s new double building south of the Hasie block. This will be in keeping with the elegance of the structure it adjoins, and will be the cause of just pride to our citizens. On the corner just south, the Frick Bros., new building shows off to advantage, and when the upper rooms and basement are finished, will furnish commodious and handsome quarters for the occupants. At the other end of the block, Ed. Grady has begun to dig the foundation for another first-class brick store and residence, and there is talk that Messrs. Chambers, Newman, Hess, and Dunn will join in the erection of three brick stores on the site lately occupied by Mr. Grady as a coal yard.

Mr. C. D. Burroughs’ handsome stone building across the way is likely to be rented for a hotel. It is eligibly situated for such a purpose and has room for the comfortable accommodation of fifty guests.

Hermann Godehard’s new and commodious brick store and G. W. Miller & Co.’s new hardware store are now finished and occupied and are not to be forgotten in enumerating our recent city improvements. O. P. Houghton’s 32 foot extension to his dry goods store still leaves him insufficient room, but as it is now late in the season, we believe he defers rebuilding the main part of his house till the coming spring. The Johnson Loan and Trust Co., have also postponed the erection of their two-story office till after the winter is past. The large extension to the Arkansas City Bank has been completed recently, but the carpet and furniture for the private rooms are not yet in place.

This in addition to the many tasteful private residences that have been built and are now in process of construction, makes a creditable record for Arkansas City, and shows that in growth and business prosperity she keeps fully abreast with her sister cities.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Out on $7,000 Bail.

The case of the State against Henry Mowry, charged with the murder of J. P. Smith at Arkansas City in August, came up before Judge Dalton Monday afternoon, and was continued to the next term of the District Court and the defendant admitted to $7,000 bail. The Courier says the State’s evidence as given at the preliminary examination was presented to the Court by the defending attorneys, to show a bailable case; County Attorney Asp, holding out against. In addition to the stenographic evidence, Senator Jennings, who had examined the Godfrey premises at Arkansas City, put a new phase on the matter by swearing that Mowry fired into Godfrey’s house through the window of a room in which he couldn’t help but know, being familiar with the house, neither Godfrey nor his wife were in, with no possible show of hitting them, indicating that the shots were for a scare. Asp claimed positive evidence of deliberation in the fact that Mowry halted Smith three times before he shot, warning him each time; Smith had no visible weapon and was the only one in close pursuit—if not almost the only one in pursuit at all. The defense argued that Mowry’s terrible fear made deliberation impossible, and that the shot was the result of momentary passion—could be nothing else from the evidence. The court held that the evidence was not sufficient to prove premeditation and deliberation. The bond was brought down to Arkansas City Tuesday and filed. Henry Mowry came home Tuesday evening.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Frequently, during the short time we have been a resident of Arkansas City, we had heard of the No. 89 literary society. Last winter, when the organization was in successful operation, we heard many reports of the hot debates in which Al. Mowry took such a prominent part. Although our curiosity was excited, we never had an opportunity of gratifying it and verifying these reports until last Thursday evening. A number of the "boys," among whom was a representative of the REPUBLICAN, mounted their gallant steeds on the evening men-tioned, and started off for the I. X. L. Schoolhouse. Arriving there in good time, we found a large crowd had already assembled, and, at the time the exercise commenced, every seat was occupied. It was the first time the society had met since last spring. Consequently, many were unprepared, and did not perform with as much excellence as they would have done had they been in practice. The society compares well with other like organizations which we have visited. Music was furnished by the East Bolton brass band and a violinist. The exercises consisted of declamations, select readings, and debate. The question for debate was, "Is protective tariff beneficial to our country?" It was decided in favor of the negative. We failed to hear the name of the lady who read the paper which is connected with the society and called the Bolton News. We can justly say it was well edited and well arranged; it was newsy, spicy, and witty, and was read with good effect by the editress. We anticipate that this society will, next winter, become a great center of instruction as well as amusement.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

County Central Committee.

Meeting of the Republican County Central Committee, held at the office of G. H. Buckman, Oct. 10, 1885, pursuant to a call of the secretary. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. J. C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, J. R. Sumpter, H. F. Hornady, S. M. Fall, and L. E. Woodin were appointed as an executive committee. It was decided to hold meetings in the different townships of Southern Cowley as follows.

Bolton: Two meetings, Theaker and Mowry schoolhouses.

Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Bolton: Theaker’s, Oct. 29. Mowry’s Oct. 30. F. S. Jennings and C. R. Mitchell.

All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Members of township committees will please see that the places of meeting are properly lighted and that due notice is given.

By order of the Republican County Central Committee.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.


Dollars Worth of Improvements Made to Arkansas City This Building Season.

The following is a partial list of the improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885.

Will Mowry, addition: $250

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

A Citizens Committee.

Last Monday evening several of our leading citizens met in the office of Judge Pyburn, for the purpose of organizing a citizens committee, its object to be to protect and promote the interest of Arkansas City, in any way that would tend to help and sustain the rapid growth of the Border City. A. J. Pyburn was called to the chair, and M. N. Sinott was elected secretary. A temporary organization was made and an adjournment was taken until Tuesday evening at the same place, when a permanent organization was made by electing A. J. Pyburn, president; H. D. Kellogg, vice president; M. N. Sinott, secretary; N. T. Snyder, assistant secretary; W. D. Mowry, treasurer. A finance committee was also appointed consisting of the following: A. A. Newman, H. O. Meigs, and W. D. Kreamer. Also an executive committee as follows: G. W. Cunningham, Wm. Sleeth, Amos Walton, H. D. Kellogg, N. T. Snyder, T. H. McLaughlin, W. D. Mowry, A. D. Prescott, and F. P. Schiffbauer. Committee made an assessment of $5.00 on all members and it was also decided that any citizen of good standing could become a member by paying the same fee.

The following are the charter members.

Names selected by the committee: Chas. Sipes, Geo. Howard, Geo. Cunningham, Wm. Mowry, Rev. Fleming, F. P. Schiffbauer, A. J. Pyburn, H. O. Meigs, Jas. L. Huey, Wm. Sleeth, W. D. Kreamer, A. A. Newman, A. D. Prescott, Jacob Hight, T. H. McLaughlin, O. S. Rarick, Jamison Vawter, J. P. Johnson, H. D. Kellogg, Ed. Grady, O. P. Houghton, M. N. Sinnott, Geo. W. Miller, N. T. Snyder, Amos Walton, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.


A Popular Movement to Advance the City’s Interests.

On Monday evening of last week, about a score of our prominent citizens held a meeting in Judge Pyburn’s office to consider the most practicable means of advancing the interests of this city. The views expressed were that in a rapidly growing country, where incoming population is apt to seek new channels, and business interests are created by the changing tide of affairs, it is necessary for every city that seeks growth and prosperity to be on the alert and lend its hand in shaping matters to its own advantage. It was agreed that to put the forces of a community to the best avail, it is necessary to have some organization to depute some number of men of good judgment and business acumen to watch the changes in the kaleidoscope of social life, and suggest means for turning them to proper advantage; to perform the duty of a picket guard in the army. In fact, holding themselves in an advanced position, and watching every movement that comes under their notice. As an initial step to the organization sought after, the meeting chose of the persons present, Messrs. A. A. Newman, A. D. Prescott, G. W. Miller, N. T. Snyder, and Amos Walton as an executive committee, with power to add to their number, and report to a public meeting to be held in the Opera house the following evening.

On Tuesday the Buckskin Border Band stationed outside that popular place of amusement, gave notice to the public that business was to be done by playing several choice airs in their usual artistic style. Several score of people gave heed to the summons, and by 8 o’clock there were about a hundred assembled. The meeting was called to order, Mayor Schiffbauer was chosen chairman, and our new postmaster, M. N. Sinnott, appointed secretary. Amos Walton, on behalf of the originators of the movement, was called on to explain the object of the meeting. He told what had been done the evening before, and handed to the secretary a list of names selected by the committee to add to their number, and said he would then ask the sense of the meeting on the choice made. The secretary read the following names.

C. R. Sipes, G. W. Cunningham, Rev. S. B. Fleming, A. J. Pyburn, H. O. Meigs, W. M. Sleeth, Jacob Hight, O. S. Rarick, J. P. Johnson, Ed Grady, Geo. Howard, W. D. Mowry, F. P. Schiffbauer, James Ridenour, Jas. L. Huey, W. D. Kreamer, T. H. McLaughlin, Dr. Jamison Vawter, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, O. P. Houghton, M. N. Sinnott

Mr. Walton said he commended the object of the proposed organization because it gave our citizens the benefit of the counsel and services of two dozen of our most experienced citizens (He wished to exclude himself from self commendation.) who would be on the lookout for opportunities to turn to the public good. The plan as he sketched it was for those two dozen sagacious men to mature among themselves whatever movements would advance the public good, and then call a public meeting to whom their plans could be unfolded and action taken on them. On motion the list of names read by the secretary was approved.

Several other speakers followed in like strain.

Frank Austin preferred to have the organization placed on a broader basis. It had been called a board of trade by some speakers, and he wanted it made one in fact. He wanted membership thrown open to all eligible persons, and stated times of meeting. To create a fund for any sudden use he would have an initiation fee and an annual subscription.

But this proposition was generally opposed on the ground that it was taking the organization out of the hands of those who framed it. The meeting having nothing further before it, adjourned.

At a subsequent meeting of the executive committee, on the 29th, an organization was effected by electing A. J. Pyburn, president; H. D. Kellogg, vice president; M. N. Sinnott, secretary; N. T. Snyder, assistant secretary; W. D. Mowry, treasurer. It was also decided to increase the membership by admitting any fitting person on payment of $5 initiation fee. The following committees were appointed.

Finance Committee: A. A. Newman, H. O. Meigs, W. D. Kreamer.

Executive Committee: G. W. Cunningham, W. M. Sleeth, Amos Walton, H. D. Kellogg, N. T. Snyder, T. H. McLaughlin, W. D. Mowry, A. D. Prescott, F. P. Schiffbauer.

Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have made a most excellent improvement in the arrangement of their wallpaper stock. A 25 x 10 foot rack has been constructed at the west and upper end of their storeroom. Besides facilitating in displaying and handling the paper, it makes needed room for other stock which they are daily receiving.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 18, 1885.

The workmen have cleared a path in front of the buildings now going up in the burnt district. Mowry & Sollitt, and the storekeepers along that block have been seriously incommoded by the piles of material, but this clearance will bring them within reach of the public again.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Take Notice G. A. R.

A special meeting is hereby called for the purpose of meeting Department Commander Stewart, at Post Hall, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 1885. By order of

C. R. FOWLER, Adjutant. AL MOWRY, P. C.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 25, 1885.


Excursions Over the New Line from Arkansas City to Beaumont.

Steel Rails and Oak Ties, and a Finely Equipped Road.

On Monday Mr. Henry E. Asp, on behalf of the managers of the Kansas City and Southwestern Kansas railroad, then within a few miles of Arkansas City, tendered Mayor Schiffbauer and the city council an excursion over the line to Beaumont and return. The mayor said he should like the invitation extended so as to include our principal businessmen. Mr. Asp said a general excursion to our citizens would be given as soon as the road was completed to the city, and arrangements could be made for the entertainment of a large number of guests, but at the present time not more than a score of excursionists could be provided for. This being the case, Mayor Schiffbauer invited the city council, authorizing each member to take a friend along, and also included in the invitation the railroad committee of the board of trade. This filled out the allotted number.

The following gentlemen composed the excursion party.

Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Thompson, Bailey, Dunn, Dean, Davis, and Hight. (Councilman A. D. Prescott was unable to take part, through business engagements, and Councilman Hill was found superintending the construction of the road.)

The friends they invited and who were present for duty, were mine host Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict.

The railroad committee consisted of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, Major Sleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. These with the present writer (nineteen in all) formed the invited party, Henry E. Asp accompanying them as host and guide.

At 7:30 on Tuesday morning, omnibusses were in waiting at the Leland Hotel to carry the excursionists to the end of the track, and the party being seated, a brisk drive of three miles carried them to an animated scene. The day’s labors had begun, upwards of 100 workmen being employed. A construction train of ten or a dozen cars was on hand, loaded with implements and material: ties, rails, fish-plates, bolts, spikes, shovels, and so on. The ties were of well seasoned oak brought from Arkansas, which were being unloaded by lusty arms, and thrown onto tracks, which was distributed along the grade. The train was standing on the foremost rails that were spiked, and in advance of this was a rail truck drawn by two mules, which recovered the iron from the flat car, and carried it forward over the loose rails, a force of men standing by the truck and laying the rail as fast as the ties were in place.

Track laying, in these days of railroad building, is reduced to an exact science. The ties are laid along the road bed under the direction of a foreman; another crew extends the nails, which is followed up by the spike-drivers. A sufficient force can lay two miles of track a day without extraordinary effort, and the onlooker has to maintain a steady slauntering pace to keep up with the workmen.

Some delay was caused on Tuesday morning by a disagreement between two foremen, which resulted in a fisticuff encounter. The aggressor in the unpleasantness was discharged, and his crew, numbering about thirty men, refused to work under another boss. They were all sent to Winfield to receive their pay, and a fresh force brought from there to take their place. This delayed the work about an hour and a half.

At 8:30 a.m. the whistle of the excursion train sounded about one-fourth of a mile along the track, and our party of pleasure seekers made good time walking in the direction of the cars. T. H. McLaughlin stumped along, with his one live leg, as agile as the best of them; but Councilman Davis, another mutilated war veteran, jumped into a vehicle to save a fatiguing walk. The track to Winfield is not yet ballasted, and the running time to that city was slow. The bridge over the Walnut is a substantial piece of work, being raised on trestles 45 feet above the stream, and the approaches being supported on solid masonry. The two miles of road south of Winfield cost $65,000.

At Winfield a brief stay was made to take on passengers, and here Mr. Latham joined the party, who was heartily greeted by his Arkansas City guests, and who spent the day in their company. From Winfield a good rate of speed was put on, the road being well ballasted and running as smoothly as a bowling green. The first station reached was Floral, nine miles from Winfield. This is a thrifty place, which has sprung into existence since the road was built, is well situated, and surrounded by a good country. Wilmot is 8-1/2 miles distant, and Atlanta, 7 miles along. Latham is in Butler County, also a railroad town, built on a broad creek, and already containing 400 or 500 inhabitants. Commodious stone stores are in process of erection, an extensive lumber yard is well stocked, and other business lines are well represented. At Wingate (between the two places last named) there is a flag station. Beaumont was reached about 11:30, the distance from Latham being 13 miles. Here the K. C. & S. W. Road forms a junction with the St. Louis & San Francisco road, and here the journey terminated. Several miles of the Flint hills were traversed in reaching here, a surface formation of brecciated and abraded rock, which proves that at some time in the geological periods this whole region was overflown. Dinner was ready for the excursionists when they stepped off at the station, their dining hall being a commodious room on the upper floor of that building, under charge of Noah Herring and his very excellent and capable wife. Two tables furnished room for the score of hungry guests, and a good dinner, promptly served, was in waiting to allay their hunger.

Here four hours was afforded to take in the town, and enjoy the fine scenery that surrounded it. A party of the most robust pedestrians, under conduct of Henry Asp, took a breezy walk over the hills into Greenwood County; where a fine panorama of scenic beauty lay spread before their gaze, with Eureka, in the distance, nestling in the valley, like a sylvan deity. Those less enterprising visited the post office, made acquaintance with store keepers, talked with the oldest inhabitant, and then played the games of billiards, pigeon-hole, and quoits. Major Schiffbauer, at the first named game, made some extraordinary shots in missing the balls he aimed at. At quoits G. W. Cunningham did great execution, bombarding with his rings an extensive region of country around the pin he professed to aim at.

Our narrative of this very enjoyable trip must be brought to a close, as space fails. At 4:30 the train started on return. Mr. Young, of Young, Latham & Co., the builders of the road, who came in on the Frisco train, joined the party. Winfield was reached at 7:30, where our friends belonging to that city, left us, and Ed Gray came on board, escorting W. H. Nelson (of Meigs & Nelson), who had been spending a day in the county clerk’s office, making a transcript from the tax list. Towards the close of the journey a vote of thanks to the officers of the road was proposed by Mayor Schiffbauer for their hospitality to the excursionists, and polite attention to them as guests of the day. This was heartily responded to by the party. The day’s labors of the tracklayers brought them 1-1/4 miles nearer the city. Omnibusses were in waiting to convey the tired travelers to the city, and by 9 o’clock they were deposited at the Leland Hotel, all clamorous for supper, but unanimous in declaring they had spent a delightful day.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.



An Excursion Over the K. C. & S. W., that Long Fought For Railroad.

Beaumont Found to be a Booming Metropolis (?),

Fast Growing in Opulence upon the Flint Hills of Butler County.

Early on last Tuesday morning, two omnibuses drew up to the Leland Hotel and took on board the following gentlemen, who had been invited by the managers of the K. C. & S. W., to take a pleasure trip over that road to the famous and booming Beaumont: Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Hight, Davis, Thompson, Bailey, Dean, and Dunn, and their friends whom they invited, H. H. Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict; also, the railroad committee, consisting of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, Major Sleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. Bro. Lockley, too, was among the honored ones, and was to chronicle the thrilling incidents of the trip, furnish intellectual food for the party, and report the impressive appearance, the "sights" and widely spread influence, of flourishing Beaumont. After a drive of about three miles, the gleeful party reached the end of the track, where over 200 railroad hands were busy at work, rapidly advancing the "iron bands" towards Arkansas City.

It was after 8 o’clock before they heard the distant whistling of the excursion train, towards which they at once started, and which they reached after a brisk walk of nearly a mile. Had it not been for Councilman Davis, who has only one natural leg to work with, they probably would have continued their journey on foot, and thus economized time. As it was, Mr. Davis was conveyed to the cars in a carriage to avoid the fatigue of walking. All having gotten on board, the train moved slowly up the track. They had a jolly, rollicking time.

Having arrived at Winfield, the passengers allowed the engine to rest a little, although it caused them much weariness to be delayed in a village of such few attractions when vivid pictures of enterprising Beaumont occupied their excited minds. Mr. Latham joined the party at Winfield, and when the train pulled out, the officers of the road suspended from the rear end of the last car a banner, bearing the inscription, "The town we left behind us." From that railroad station onto the end of the journey, the train swept over the track at a rapid rate, passing through Floral, Wilmot, Atlanta, and Latham. Beaumont (a French word meaning "the fashionable world") was reached at 11:30 a.m., and the party evacuated the cars and proceeded at once to the central part of the city. On either side, as they walked up main street, tall and magnificent buildings met their view, and the hearts of the rustic excursionists almost ceased to beat on account of the grandeur they beheld. Councilman Dunn had purchased a bran new hat that morning, and in trying to pass in under one of the lofty awnings, it was completely crushed. [N.B. This incident occurred before the drugstore was visited.] They found that the city consists of fourteen houses, which have been standing for 14 years, and the inhabitants number about 75. This is conclusive evidence that the town is still booming. When one of the natives was asked why he did not move to a better locality, he proudly pointed to the barren flint hills, and, with Kansas enthusiasm, maintained that Beaumont was the garden-spot of the world. After dinner, which was served in the spacious dining hall of Noah Herring, some of the party, for amusement, played at billiards and pigeon-hole. Bro. Lockley and Geo. Cunningham leveled down the flint hills and bombarded the town pitching horseshoes. Some of them went into one of the two drugstores in the place and consulted the "holy record" in order to procure some remedy for their ailments. The druggist showed them a full "soda pop" barrel, the greater portion of whose contents they consumed.

While in the drug store they made the following invoice of the stock it contained.

1 small stove: $2.00

1 old keg: $0.00

1 old box: $0.00

1 counter: $10.00

10 boxes of candy: $10.00

1 pail of tobacco: $4.00

2 boxes of nuts: $.50

1 barrel of whiskey: $8.00

TOTAL: $34.50

The excursionists returned to Arkansas City at about 9 o’clock p.m., full of joy and "soda water." There will be another excursion over this road soon and everybody here will then have a chance to see Beaumont.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.


The Constitution and By-Laws Adopted.


Believing in the necessity of an association of citizens to give tone and energy to their efforts in securing the advantages which the position of the city offers to commerce, trade, and manufacturers, as well as to promote unity of action and to cultivate a more intimate and friendly acquaintance among the businessmen of the city, and to maintain a commercial exchange to promote uniformity in the customs and usages of merchants, and to inculcate principles of justice and equity in trade, and to facilitate the speedy adjustment of business dispute, to acquire and disseminate valuable commercial and economic information, and generally to secure to its numbers the benefits of co-operation in furtherance of their legitimate pursuits, and to use our influence, energies, and means for the furtherance of all enterprises that we believe will add to the prosperity of our city, and that these ends may be obtained by the establishment of a board of trade; we, the citizens of Arkansas City, do therefore agree to form such an association, and to be governed by the following constitution and code of by-laws.


A. J. PYBURN, President.

H. D. KELLOGG, 1st Vice-President.

WM. M. SLEETH, 2nd Vice-President.

M. N. SINNOTT, Secretary.

N. T. SNYDER, Assistant Secretary.

A. D. MOWRY, Treasurer.


A. J. PYBURN, Chairman.














Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt are the first enterprising merchants to advertise their holiday goods. These gentlemen have a mammoth stock of holiday goods. Read their ad elsewhere.

AD. HOLIDAYS are Coming and MOWRY & SOLLITT as usual will show you a fine line of Holiday Goods consisting of Plush mirrors, Comb and Brush Sets, Shaving sets, Whisk Broom holders, Photo and Autograph albums, Gift Boxes, Woven Books, Bisques, China, and Indestructible Dolls, Writing Desks, and many other novelties suitable for Christmas presents. Christmas cards and Banners more beautiful than ever. A fine line of Artists material: Brass, Paper Mache, Glass, and Wood plaques, Banner rods, Canvass, Tube Paints, etc. Don’t mind the crossings, broken sidewalks, stone piles, and other obstructions, but come anyway and we will surely make it to your interest to buy of us. Respectfully,


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

N. T. Snyder and Will D. Mowry went over into the land of Guelph Wednesday evening and held a rousing meeting in the interest of the K. C. & S. W. Extension to Caldwell.

Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Bolton Items.

The festival in District 80 was a glorious occasion for the people of East Bolton. At least 250 persons were present to partake of the good things under the weight of which the tables fairly groaned. A better display of large cakes never was made in Bolton. Two experts were kept carving for three hours, and they tell us that boxes and baskets filled with roast turkeys, chickens, and pigs were left untouched! Everybody in the vicinity of District 80 bent every energy to make it a success. Among the persons present from Arkansas City were Thomas Kimmel and lady, W. R. Hoffman and lady, Rev. Lundy, Rev. Fleming and lady, Ira Barnett and lady, Will Mowry and lady, Miss Guthrie, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Vawter, and O. P. Houghton. Ira Barnett thinks the tall grass in the hollows must all have been searched to get such a large crowd in East Bolton. We believe that we can truthfully say, and that without boasting, that District 80 has the best schoolhouse, outside of towns and cities, in Cowley County. The festival netted them about $50. It was financially, socially, and in every sense, a success. Lamps for lighting the house and a bell have already been purchased with a surplus of $20 in the treasury for furnishing the house with reading and physiology charts.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 2, 1885.

AD. CHRISTMAS 1885. OUR HOLIDAY GOODS! Are now in and we invite all to inspect our fine stock of novelties, suitable for


Prices are lower than ever before, and we do not intend that any one shall undersell us.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE MADE HAPPY, And we have the wherewith to make them so! Call early and make your selections.


Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have received the appointment of express agents for the Adams Express Company on the K. C. & S. W.

Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.

Attention, G. A. R.

All members of the post are requested to be in attendance at the regular meeting, next Saturday, the 12th, as the election of officers will occur. AL. MOWRY, P. C.

C. R. FOWLER, Adjutant.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 12, 1885.


Christmas Presents, NOW IS The Time to Select.



Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.

The trial of Henry Mowry for the murder of James Smith comes up next Tuesday.

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

The case of state vs. Henry Mowry came up Wednesday afternoon and was postponed until next term.

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

MARRIED [?] The Courier says Al Mowry and wife were up in Winfield Wednesday. Come, Al, what does this mean? We never knew you were married. When did it occur?

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Godfrey arrived in Winfield Monday from Chicago to appear as witnesses in the Mowry trial. They came down to Arkansas City Thursday on a short visit.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.

Hank Mowry’s case came up in the district court on Thursday, and by consent of both parties the trial was continued till next term of court. His bonds were fixed at $7,000, which were furnished.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

Guy Sparks is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store during the rush for holiday goods.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

Bennett Chapter No. 41 elected the following officers last Wednesday night. J. Ridenour, H. P.; O. P. Houghton, K.; L. McLaughlin, S.; J. L. Huey, Treasurer; C. Hutchins, Secretary; W. D. Mowry, C. of H.; J. Benedictt, P. S.; George Russel, R. A. C.; J. C. Pickering, 3rd Vail; J. P. Johnson, 2nd Vail; J. T. Shepard, 1st Vail; H. P. Standley, G.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

The county commissioners have assessed the following damages against the K. C. & S. W. Railroad for farmers through whose land the road passes in going to the state line: C. J. Beck, $600.50; W. J. Conway, $133; John Myrtle, $350; A. C. Williams, $525; H. J. Donnelly, $307; Alfred Hurst, $150; Chas. Cypher, $410; Wm. Pike, $433; H. B. Hollowell, $258; Will Mowry, $227.20; and Jack Gilbert, $400. The farmers are kicking and say the assessments are much too low.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Messrs. A. A. Newman, T. H. McLaughlin, H. T. Sumner, Geo. Howard, Jas. Hill, W. B. Wingate, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, Frank Austin, Geo. Cunningham, Herman Godehard, W. D. Mowry, S. P. Burress, and F. B. Hutchison went over into the townships in Sumner County along the line of the proposed G. S. & C. Road Tuesday and worked like Turks to secure the carrying of the bonds. Elsewhere we give the good results of their labors. Wonderful stories are told by the boys as to how they walked mile after mile over enormous snow drifts, and how Hermann Godehard captured the German vote and also about A. A. Newman’s big speech on the tariff question. ‘Tis no wonder that Arkansas City booms, when she has such patriotic and enterprising citizens pushing at the helm. These gentlemen realized that the carrying of these bonds was a necessary factor in the future welfare of Arkansas City, and accordingly went over to the contested territory, through the piercing winds and snow, and put their shoulders to the wheel. A great deal of credit is due the above mentioned gentlemen for what they did for Arkansas City last Tuesday.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

C. E. Salisbury & Co., have leased the south room under Highland Opera House and will open up their mammoth boot and shoe store about March 15. At present the room is occupied by R. A. Houghton & Co., who will remove to the Endicott room March 10. Messrs. Salisbury & Co., will have the room remodeled and repainted. Al. Mowry, of Bolton Town-ship, has rented his farm and will remove to town to assist Salisbury & Co., as salesman.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 6, 1886.


Our City Fathers Perplexed With An Empty Treasury.

Council met at 7 o’clock on Monday evening, Mayor Schiffbauer in the chair; Councilmen Bailey and Hight absent.

Messrs. Dean and Dunn objected to the [?WORD?] being made with earth, they preferred gravel for the purpose. Mr. Hill said if the applicant would dump his surplus dirt in the slew, at the price named, it would be wise in the city to buy it of him. To fill in and make a road to the canal would cost $500. Mr. Young had offered to contribute from his own pocket to the expense, he (Mr. Hill) would also give his mite. The cost would be $500, and he and Mr. Young would give $100 of the sum. The remainder could be raised by subscription. To bring the matter fairly before the council, he offered the following resolution.

Resolved, That the city council appropriate a sufficient sum from the city treasury, to grade a roadway along Fifth Avenue west from Summit Street to the canal, and build a bridge there.

The mayor said the question of bridging the canal was now under consideration by the street committee of the council.

Mr. Dunn, in behalf of the committee, recommended that the canal company be ordered to build a bridge on Central Avenue, and that the railroad company be required to make crossings.

Mr. Hill inquired where the people who crossed the bridge would go to. There was a grade of eight feet at that point, and trestles were to be put up raising the track eight feet higher.

Mr. Will Mowry asked leave to make a statement in regard to a conversation he had held with Mr. Hill, which brought out an explanation by the latter.

A long and informal debate ensued, in which the respective merits of Fifth Avenue and Central Avenue as an approach to the depot were discussed.

Several amendments to Mr. Hill’s resolution being offered, but not seconded, that gentleman asked leave to withdraw it and substitute the following.

Resolved, That the city furnish the necessary means to grade a road to the new depot and build a bridge across the canal; provided that the canal company pay the appraised value of one of their ordinary bridges, the mayor to appoint a board of appraisement.

Mr. Dunn said there was no money in the treasury to perform this work. The cost of grading and bridging had been estimated at $900. His plan was for the city to appropriate $200, and collect from the lot owners on Fifth Avenue, what money they are willing to give. Turn this over to the railroad company, and let them do the work.

Mr. Hill said the Kansas City and Southwestern people, being too poor to operate their road, it had been turned over to the St. Louis and San Francisco company. We were now dealing with a management whose headquarters was in St. Louis. If the council could convince those people that it was a wise thing for them to expend their money in grading a road down to the railroad track, this proposition would do well enough. But the chance of success he thought slim. He did not favor offending them with any such demand, but would reserve his powder for bigger game. A handsome depot had been built, the best on the line, and a turntable laid down; we now want a roundhouse built capable of holding all the engines on the road. The speaker told of a syndicate in Winfield, who had clubbed together to buy a section or two of land a few miles south of the city, with a view to make a town there, and play off against this city. If Arkansas City could give the railroad company a good tank and other appliances, they would be apt to treat us with the same liberality. There were many necessary things to ask them without a demand for $500 to build a road with. The city ought to build this road, if we have to let our washing bills go unpaid.

Mr. Dunn said it would be well for the city to give $200 to the people of any avenue who will make a grade to the depot.

Mr. Prescott favored raising the appropriation to $300. The account would then stand in this shape: $300 given by the city, $100 by Messrs. Young and Hill, $150 by the canal company, leaving $350 to be raised by property owners. This money he thought could be collected, and Mr. Hilliard has offered to carry round the subscription paper.

This being put as an amendment to Mr. Hill’s resolution, was adopted and the resolution (thus amended) was also adopted.

The question of laying some sidewalks along Fifth Avenue next came up. Mr. Hill asked what was the regular routine in such a proceeding.

The mayor said the sense of the lot owners must be obtained, and if those representing the larger share of abutting property approved, the city would then advertise for bids.

Mr. Thompson wanted the sidewalk extended across the city, from depot to depot, on both sides of the street, and the flagging to be six feet wide. . . .

Mr. Will Mowry again complained that a pathway for pedestrians around the burned district was still blocked and should be left open. The street commissioner had been instructed at a former meeting of the council to have this done, but the blockade had not been removed.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 10, 1886.

MY IMPROVED CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, Arkansas City, Kansas. -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 24, 1886.

The G. A. R. Post of this city is represented in the Wichita encampment by A. Mowry, post commander; P. A. Lorry, the present post commander; A. B. Sankey and Rev. Lundy, alternate delegates; and Capt. C. G. Thompson. The Wichita people have made liberal preparations to entertain their guests.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

An Opportunity.

No one need hesitate to give his name to Mr. Walker as a subscriber to the Ideal Library, for no collections will be made by him until we are in receipt of the Library, which will contain not less than 300 volumes to commence with, and as many more as possible

MOWRY & SOLLITT, Librarians.

Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Monday C. E. Salisbury & Co., open their exclusive boot and shoe store in the south room of Highland Opera House block. Al. Mowry, the irrepressible heavy weight, from Bolton, has removed to the city and is assisting Messrs. Salisbury & Co., in their dispensing of foot wear.

Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

J. E. Walker has his circulating library in. He put in over 350 books. All this large amount of reading for 2 years for $1. Call on Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

AD. ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY. Remember the ADAMS is the Old Reliable, and we ask a share of your patronage. W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 31, 1886.


This is undoubtedly the largest and finest stock of wall paper ever brought to Cowley County, and if you are preparing to paper, Remember WE ARE HEADQUARTERS.

We are also making business lively in the PAINT LINE. Having an immense stock we are prepared to make low prices. Call in and see for yourself. Yours Respectfully,


Arkansas City Traveler, March 31, 1886.

Adams Express Co. To ensure quick and safe delivery order your goods via Adams Express Company. W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. D. Mowry is urged forward by his friends in the 4th ward as a candidate for the office of school director. Mr. Mowry, if elected, will serve his constituents faithfully. He informed us that should the calamity of being elected befall him, he will go into office unpledged to either faction, and work for the interest of the schools.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Election was hotly contested Tuesday. The People’s Ticket had a walk over the Citizens’ Ticket. The result was as follows.


School Board: Watts 116, Mowry 94.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

A. W. Patterson, of New Kiowa, was in the city Thursday night. He was subpoenaed as a witness in the Mowry trial by the defense.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The April term of the District Court opened Tuesday morning with Judge Torrance on the bench. The Mowry murder trial came up Wednesday.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The jury in the Mowry trial was impaneled Tuesday morning and the hearing of the evidence has been going on since. The trial of Marshall for the killing of Snyder at Maple City is next on the docket, and then comes the recent Elliott murder. These three cases will consume about three or four weeks of this term of court.

Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The evidence in the Mowry trial at Winfield was all in Wednesday morning. Judge Torrance adjourned court until Thursday morning, when the attorneys began their argument.

Judge Torrance read his instructions to the jury and County Attorney Swarts opened the argument with a keen-cut speech of a couple of hours. It surprised those unfamiliar with his ability. Senator Jennings followed for the defense and occupied most of the afternoon in a speech, seeking to establish epileptic mania in his client at the time of the shooting. Henry E. Asp came next, for the prosecution, followed by W. E. Stanley for the defense.

LATER. Just as we were going to press, the word reached us that the jury rendered their verdict after being out about five hours—a verdict of "guilty of murder in the first degree."

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The Verdict.

The verdict on the Henry Mowry case last evening was arrived at by the jury with singular unanimity. They first voted on the question, "Did the defendant kill Smith?" Twelve votes answered "Yes." They next voted on the question, "Was the defendant insane?" Twelve votes answered, "No." The final vote was on the question, "What is the defendant’s crime under the law and the evidence?" Twelve votes answered, "Murder in the first degree." Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Sunday morning Ed. W. Vaughn, upon going into an out house at the rear of Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store, discovered a man who had been beaten on the head and lying upon the floor in an unconscious condition. He notified the marshal and the two carried the man to Dr. Brown’s Drug Store, where the wounds were dressed. By noon the man had partly regained consciousness and he imparted the information that he had got on a drunk, induced to go into the alley when he was found and then he was beaten over the head and robbed. His name was John Ryan and he is a railroader. As to who perpetrated the deed, he can tell nothing. At last reports Ryan was recovering slowly from his injuries.

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The counsel for the defense in the case of State vs. Henry Mowry have made a motion for a new trial. Judge Torrance will hear the question argued during this term of court.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Motion for a New Trial.

The hearing of the motion for a new trial in the Mowry case is set for Friday next. The reasons assigned for the application are that the court admitted improper and illegal testi-mony; that material evidence has since been discovered favorable to defendant; that the jury misconducted itself, thus preventing a proper consideration of the case; that the court instructed wrongly in material points of law; that the court also erred in refusing to give special instructions as requested by the defendant; that the verdict is contrary to law and the evidence; and that one or more of the jurors expressed an opinion as to the guilt of the defendant during the trial. These grounds will be argued before the court, and if sustained with adequate specifications, the option remains with the judge to grant a new trial.

Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


Almost $100,000

Worth of Property Change Ownership in Arkansas City

Since Monday, May 3, 1886.

Farms Adjoining the Townsite Selling for $150 per Acre.

Resident and Business Lots Selling to Capitalists

As Rapidly As a Price Can Be Fixed Upon them.


Since the bonds have been voted in the border townships for the Kansas State Line road, real estate has changed hands at an astonishing rate and at exceedingly good prices. Our town has been alive this week with capitalists seeking purchases.

The ball was started rolling Monday by the sale of a business lot to C. H. Shoenut, a capitalist from New York City. The lot was the property of Dr. Shepard and is located on Summit Street south of the post office. The consideration was $3,250.

Thursday D. G. Carder sold 60 acres of his farm adjoining the city limits, just across the canal, for $9,000 to J. H. McNair, of Halstead, Kansas. This was at the rate of $150 per acre. The consideration was paid in full. Until lately Mr. Carder never asked more than $80 per acre.

W. R. Herniman sold four lots to Allen Mowry for $600.

Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.

Henry Mowry’s sentence.

The motion for a new trial in the Henry Mowry murder case came up before Judge Torrance, Jennings & Troupe arguing for the defense and County Attorneys Swarts & Webb, assisted by Henry E. Asp, under whose official regime the case was brought, representing the county. A gallant fight was made by Mowry’s attorneys, but the court refused to grant a new trial. Mowry’s attorneys gave notice that they would file a motion in arrest of judgment and would have it ready Tuesday morning, after which Mowry was returned to jail and placed again in solitary confinement.

Wednesday morning Judge Torrance overruled the motion for an arrest of judgment and passed the following sentence.

"It is the judgment of the court that the defendant, Henry Mowry, be hanged by the neck until he is dead, at such time as the Governor of this state, for the time being, may appoint; not less than one year from the date of his conviction. It is further ordered by the court that the clerk of this court make out under his hand and the seal of this court, and deliver to the sheriff of this county, a warrant reciting the conviction and sentence of the defendant to the penitentiary of this state, and to deliver him over to the warden thereof, to be, by the warden of the penitentiary, kept at hard labor, safely kept at hard labor, in the walls of the penitentiary, until such time as may be fixed for the execution of this sentence, by the governor of this state."

Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886. Mrs. J. P. Smith, whose husband was murdered last summer, has rented rooms on North Summit Street and opened up an ice cream parlor. All desiring ice cream should call on Mrs. Smith.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

J. J. Clark is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store during W. D. Mowry’s absence.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry is away attending the Grand Lodge of the K. of P. organization, now in session at Salina.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry returned from attending the grand lodge at Salina Saturday. He reports a grand time among the K. of P. boys of the state.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry, wife, and baby start for California Monday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 5, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry, wife, and baby left yesterday afternoon upon their sojourn in California. They will stop at San Diego. On their way they will pay a short visit to all the principal cities along the line.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

The trial of Bill McCoy for selling beer is going on in Judge Kreamer’s court today. The jury was impaneled this morning: Frank Waldo, Tip Davenport, H. P. Standley, G. Allen, Al. Mowry, J. M. Godfrey, H. Annis, N. Kirkpatrick, Hugh Ford, John Landes, R. W. Campbell, and Frederick Lockley compose the jury.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 17, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

The Mowry Record, covering four hundred pages legal cap, executed on a type writer, has been signed by the judge and is now ready for the supreme court. In all probability the case will not be determined short of six months; the defendant in the meantime labors in a coal mine at Leavenworth. Winfield Visitor.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

Wall paper, all the latest patterns, at cost, at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

Wall paper at cost at Mowry & Sollitt for the next 60 days.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mowry will, we are informed, leave for a trip out in the Golden State next week.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mowry left for California yesterday afternoon.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

By the San Diego Union, we see that Will D. Mowry has just made a purchase of two lots in that city. Also, the Winfield gentlemen who are there are investing largely in real estate.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


Businessmen Who Do Their Best To Ruin the Town.

One day last week a heavy box of paper stock was delivered to the drug store of Steinberger & Coombs, which that enterprising firm had ordered of some Denver house to meet the coming school demand. At the first leisure moment Lute Coombs set himself to unload the package, and when he had taken out and checked off all the goods ordered by his house, he found a heavy remainder of goods at the bottom. Unpacking this and laying it on a separate table, he found a whole raft of job work had been consigned to that firm for distribution to the various parties who had ordered it.

Following is a list of the work.

Leland House: 5,000 envelopes and 5,000 note heads.

Mowry & Sollitt: 3,000 prescription blanks.

Hasie & Co.: 6,000 salesman’s tickets.

Kimmel & Raney: 1,000 statements; 1,000 note heads; 1,000 envelopes.

It is safe to say that everyone of the business firms named above receives a call, at least once a week the year through, from a solicitor for one of our city printing offices canvassing for advertising or job work. There is a keen competition here. If a merchant wants cheap work done and will state his wants, he will find a home printer ready to take his order at the lowest possible margin.

Arkansas City Republican, August 14, 1886.


Remember the ADAMS is the Old Reliable, and we ask a share of your patronage.

W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

J. J. Clark has been appointed agent for the Adams Express Company in this city vice W. D. Mowry. Mr. Clark has moved his office to the furniture store of Wright & Stanford.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry refused $8,000 cash for his four resident lots in the 4th ward yesterday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

Al Mowry made a purchase of three lots on North Summit Street yesterday of Dr. Geo. Wright. The consideration was $750.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.

The pair of duck pants hanging in front of Steinberg’s store were ordered for Al. Mowry; but being too tight in the waist and too short in the legs, he would not have them. They are only eight feet long.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

Dr. Geo. Wright is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s Drug Store during the absence of the junior member of the firm.


Arkansas City Republican, September 18, 1886.

"Might Have Been."

It is "amoosin" at this advanced stage of Arkansas City’s real estate boom to hear some of her Micawber-like citizens relate how rich they "might have been" if they had only invested in such and such a lot two years ago. The talk which we have patiently listened to upon this subject this summer and never murmured would fill a volume larger than Web-ster’s Unabridged Dictionary. It is next to an impossibility to walk down a street with an inhabitant of Arkansas City unless he indicts a remark something like this upon you: "Do you see that lot across the street; well, two years ago, when I first came here, I could have bought that lot for $15. Yesterday it was sold to a gentleman from Chicago for $3,000." At first this remark always filled us up with awe and wrung mammoth wads of sympathy from the southeast corner of our effulgent heart. Later on, per associations, we have got to telling the same story, and we had just begun to pride ourselves that a tender-foot would never recognize the difference between us and an "old settler."

About this time one of our "oldest inhabitants" invited us to take a drive over our fair city and then it was that our pride and ambition got a downfall. He started down street with a live newspaper reporter, but the latter’s remains now occupy their sarcophagus out in Riverview Cemetery.

The real estate boom subject was cackled when we arrived in front of W. D. Mowry’s residence.

"My benighted friend of the faber," exclaimed the ‘oldest inhabitant,’ "I was the proud possessor of those four lots and about five years ago I traded them off for a milch cow, an old farm wagon, and a spavined sway-back U. S. Army horse. Today I believe their value is near $15,000. All I got for them then would not pay the taxes on them for one year now.

"Now, there is I. N. Dodd’s two lots which sold for $2,500 last week. Several years ago T. H. McLaughlin and A. A. Newman sold those four to Mr. Dodd and son-in-law for less than $100 on time, and loaned the latter money to put up his cottage. A few months later Messrs. McLaughlin and Newman gave the son-in-law $400 for his property. "Those four resident lots now owned by Judge Kreamer were formerly owned by John Shelden, who sold them for a milch cow. He afterwards sold the cow for $15 and thought he was getting an enormous price for the lots. The Judge was offered last week $2,000 for the lots, and refused it.

"Last fall I had a chance to buy a portion of the Gilstrap addition for $2,200. It has been sold since for about $6,000."

The bargains which our friend had been offered and had failed to accept are too many to enumerate. But he wound up his drive and talk to us by telling us he had just as much money as when he came here. He had failed to buy anything; consequently, he had never enriched himself. He lacked the nerve although he had the money. He was afraid the boom would burst. A man will always be poor if he has not the faith in his town.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry returned from California by the noon train today. At the time we caught a glimpse of Will, he had both arms yet, but there were eleven people asking him as many questions at once.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

The REPUBLICAN stated last evening that Mrs. W. D. Mowry returned last evening with her husband. She did not return, but remains at San Diego. We understood Will to say that Mrs. Mowry came with him. We make this correction in order that the ladies may not be led in error and disturb Will’s repose by calling on him.

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 fourth ward G. W. Herbert was made chairman of the meeting and W. D. Mowry, secretary. Following are the delegates and alternates elected.

DELEGATES: O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, D. L. Weir, S. C. Lindsay.

ALTERNATES: G. W. Herbert, D. L. Means, W. A. Nix, T. Fairclo.

They were instructed for Tansey and Swarts.

Delegates and alternates to the representative convention were selected as follows.

DELEGATES: C. T. Atkinson, Thos. Watts, J. Taylor, M. L. Williams.

ALTERNATES: G. W. Herbert, W. A. Nix, D. D. Bishop, D. L. Means.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry went over to South Haven this morning.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

Mowry & Sollitt have just put in a unique and very commodious money-changer. All you have to do is press a certain button and the correct change rolls out in your hand.

Arkansas City Republican, October 9, 1886.


DEALERS IN Wall Paper, Stationery, School Book and Supplies, Notions, etc.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

W. J. Mowry and wife have returned from their trip to California. They came in today.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

Henry Simmonds has accepted a position in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 30, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.

The Boom.

The rain has no effect on our real estate boom. Snyder & Hutchison closed the following sales yesterday.

F. W. Farrar and Geo. Howard, two lots on South Summit Street, to G. C. Scott, of Iowa, for $4,000.

D. Bell, three lots on Fifth Avenue, to W. D. Mowry, for $3,500.

R. A. Gelmer to W. H. Richards, of Iowa, 10 acres in Creswell Township, $1,500.

B. C. Lent, one lot in Beecher’s addition, to A. D. DeBruce, $500.

D. G. Wetmore, house and two lots, block 128, for $600.

John A. Young, 10 acres in Creswell Township, to Mary M. Shupe, $1,050.

H. S. Davenport, one acre in McGrath’s addition, to Dr. J. A. Mitchell, $500.

B. C. Lent, lot 1, block 4, McGrath’s addition, to Mrs. Kimmel, $450.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 3, 1886.

Dissolution Notice.

The partnership heretofore existing between W. D. Mowry and C. C. Sollitt, under the firm name of Mowry & Sollitt, has been dissolved. W. D. Mowry will collect the debts due the said house and C. C. Sollitt assumes all liabilities.


In pursuance of the above notice all persons indebted to the above named firm are urgently requested to settle their accounts at once, and this they will regard as only a proper return for the accommodations that have been extended to them.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 6, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

The increase in value of property in Arkansas City is really wonderful to note. But a few months since Geo. Howard and F. W. Farrar purchased some lots on South Summit street for $1,600. They sold them two weeks since for $4,000. The parties to whom they sold disposed of their purchase for $5,000 to Wm. D. Mowry a few days after. And now Mr. Mowry has sold them at $6,000.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1886.

Will D. Mowry started yesterday to rejoin his wife and child in Southern California. He sold his interest in the drug business of Mowry & Sollitt some time ago with a view to his removal, and now feels himself footloose to go and come as he pleases. Mrs. Mowry writes encouragingly to him in regard to the improvement in her own health, and the climate that has proved so beneficial in an extreme case, naturally attracts him to a longer sojourn. We much regret to part with Will, and this feeling is shared by his hosts of friends, because he is a first rate citizen, a genial companion, and by the strictest rule of moral measurement, a square man.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1886.

A Prince in Disguise.

On Monday we had the honor of a visit from an African prince, no less a personage than the son of King Dahomey being our visitor. On entering our sanctum we took him for Billy Wilson, the jovial son of Africa, who has dealt in second hand goods, and served as porter in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store. He was bedizened with a profusion of ribbons and medals, and put a stop to unbecoming levity by informing us of his illustrious lineage. Being a descendant of the above named puissant ruler, he was sent at an early age to this country to acquire an education, and learn the art of rule in approved Dahomey fashion. In some unexplained way he lost his royal name and title on the college records, and was entered as plain Billy Wilson, which name still adheres to him. But he is heir apparent to his father’s throne, and is only awaiting an adequate money remittance to equip himself as a true prince, and set out for the dark continent to enter on his kingly rule. Who says we have not greatness among us?

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

W. D. Mowry leaves in the morning for San Diego, California. He will be accompanied by Johnnie Powers, of Atchison. Mr. Mowry’s stay will be indefinite there. The REPUBLI-CAN regrets to lose so good a citizen as Will, even for a short time. We hope his return will be soon.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

Last night someone stole E. Baldwin’s horse and buggy. He was in attendance at the Thanksgiving supper, and had hitched his horse to the post in front of W. D. Mowry’s resi-dence on Summit street. About 9 o’clock he went to get his horse to go home, but he found his noble roadster and wonderful "one-horse shay" had disappeared. He instituted a search, and met a gentleman who stated that he had seen his animal going south on Eighth street. He immediately set the police in pursuit, who went as far as the Territory, but could find no trace of the thief, and returned home. In the meantime Mr. Baldwin had gone home and retired. Near the break of day this morning he heard a noise out in his yard. He went out and found his horse with nothing but the bridle on. The buggy and harness were not to be found. Later on he discovered that the buggy and harness were over in the Fourth ward back of H. G. Bailey’s residence. It is supposed that whoever took the animal rode around for about three hours and turned him loose, and he had found his way home.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 1, 1886.

Dr. Jamison Vawter has removed to W. D. Mowry’s house on North Summit Street.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1886.

Mowry & Sollitt, in another column, invite all who owe them to walk up to the captain’s office and settle.

Notice. All persons knowing themselves indebted to the late firm of Mowry & Sollitt, are hereby requested to call at their old stand and settle, and thus save the costs of collection.


Arkansas City, Dec. 14, 1886.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 18, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Prudens, of Dayton, Ohio, are visiting in the city. Mrs. Prudens is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mowry.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.

Building Boom Prospective.

During the year of 1886 Arkansas City enjoyed a very extensive building boom. Many handsome blocks were built during the year and our citizens as well as visitors thought it would be almost impossible for any city to make a more rapid growth in this direction. But the year of 1887 promises a greater building boom. Schemes are now being agitated and are well under way for the building of several handsome business blocks. We are informed that work will be commenced on several of them within the next 60 days. There will be extensive building on 5th Avenue and also on Summit Street. On East 5th Avenue, Messrs. Johnson, Hill, Rhodes, and Hess have about completed the arrangements for the immediate erection of a substantial business block on the lots formerly owned by Wm. Gibby. The block will consist of six business houses, all three stories high and of handsome finish. F. W. Farrar et al, have concluded to build a three-story business block on their lots next to the McLaughlin block, on the south. Messrs. Coleman and Bishop inside of 60 days will commence the erection of a fine two-story business block on their lot on 5th Avenue next to Frank J. Hess’ new building. T. H. McLaughlin, W. J. Mowry, and W. S. Houghton have each agreed to build on their lots respectively on north Summit Street. They will build together as the lots adjoin. J. F. Hoffman will soon remove the frame building next to Howard Bros’ hardware store and build an imposing business house on the lot. The frame building, known as the English Kitchen, will also be removed and Capt. C. D. Burroughs will occupy his lot with one of the most substantial business blocks in the city. J. L. Huey, on the lots on the corner of 5th Avenue and Summit Street, will have erected the handsomest bank building in the Arkansas Valley. The building will be 50 x 132 feet, the fronts being of pressed brick trimmed with cut stone. Mr. Huey is away now attending to the plans and specifications. Work will begin on this block in the early spring. The lease on the frame building used as the Leland Hotel expires in March, after which it will be removed and be replaced as above stated. Peter Pearson will also build a business house 25 x 128 feet for his mammoth furniture store. It will be located on the lot next to the Arkansas City bank. J. P. Johnson is drawing up the papers and making ready to begin the erection of a business house on his lot on north Summit Street. There are several others who contemplate building during the year 1887, but as yet have their plans not fully matured.

In addition to the above A. A. Newman will complete his four blocks on which work has been commenced. S. Matlack will finish his store extension. Thos. Tyner, E. H. Carder, and D. G. Carder will each complete a business block.

Residence building is also going to boom with a vim. Many were built during last year, but the number will be trebled this year.

The above is but a brief outline of some of the principal building features of 1887. Many will no doubt deem it what is known in Kansas as a newspaper boom, but we wish to relieve our readers of any such idea. The report is with a fact basis and we believe twice the above number of business blocks will be erected in Arkansas City during the year.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Mowry returned last evening from their tour through the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 26, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.

Dr. and Mrs. Tinker have rented the W. D. Mowry residence and begun housekeeping about March 1.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily

W. J. Mowry was offered $20,000 cash for his 40 acres north of the city yesterday. He refused it.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily

Frank J. Hess and W. D. Mowry are making ready to build four business houses on North Summit Street.

Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, June 17, 1921.


Some of the Old Timers Are Still in the Ring Here.

On April 9, 1873, the second election of the city was held and on this date, the following were elected:

Mayor, A. D. Keith.

Councilmen: A. N. Dennis, E. D. Eddy, C. R. Mitchell, W. A. Hulit.

Police judge, Timothy McIntire.

[He was the father of G. H. and C. M. McIntire, who are still residents of the city.]

City treasurer, C. R. Sipes.

City Marshal, L. W. Currier.

Assistant Marshal, H. C. Mowry.

City Clerk, R. J. Pond.

Street commissioner, David Thompson.

On April 4, 1874, the third annual election was held and H. O. Meigs was elected mayor.

On April 7, 1875, S. P. Channell was elected mayor.

In April, 1876, Mr. Channell was again elected mayor.

"Uncle" Billy Gray was the city marshall in 1876. He is still a resident of the city and is now serving as constable. He has held nearly all the peace offices in the city and county, with the exception of sheriff, and for many years past he has been elected to the office of constable at each succeeding election.

1877: Dr. H. D. Kellogg was elected mayor.

1878: James Benedict, mayor.

1879: James I. Mitchell, mayor.

1880: Dr. A. J. Chapell, mayor.

1881: Dr. H. D. Kellogg, mayor.

1882: F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor.

1883: James L. Huey, mayor.

In the year 1884 the city was made a second class city. In December that year the city was divided into four wards. There were then eight councilmen elected, two from each of the four wards.


RKW located the following information on


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1928.

Henry Clay Mowry, a native of Ohio, a veteran of the Civil War and for 57 years a resident of this locality, died at 8:30 o’clock on the eve of Memorial Day in Mercy Hospital. He had been critically ill for only a few days and was taken to the hospital by his brother, W. D. Mowry of Kansas City, who came here to look after the aged man. He was 84 years old.

Henry Mowry, better known to pioneer residents here as "Hank," had lived in the boathouse at Paris park for the last 20 years. He was known in the early days of the park by nearly all the children in that section of the city.

Mr. Mowry had never married, his brother said today, in telling of early days in and about Arkansas City, when he and his brother, Henry, and other members of the family came here. They arrived in 1871 and Henry had since lived in West Bolton Township, where he took a claim in the early days. Mr. Mowry was a member of the local G.A.R. Post #158, when few remaining members today took an active part in the decoration of soldiers graves in the cemeteries surrounding Arkansas City. After leaving the army following the Civil War, Mr. Mowry was employed at railroading for several years, the brother said.

W. D. Mowry was an early day resident here and was in the drug business here with C. C. Sollitt, now retired. He came several days ago. Although he is not well, he came when notified that his brother could not survive long. Funeral services are to be held at 10:30 o’clock tomorrow at Oldroyd Chapel. Dr. Frederick Maier will officiate. Burial will be made in the W. D. Mowry lot, where a son of his is buried.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1928.

From Article by Edwin Hunt.

"And so Hank Mowry has wandered on to find the little black dog and the perfect happiness he so much craved. Mr. Mowry was getting very well along in years, and of late had been a bit eccentric, perhaps, but we always liked him and he would come to us for advice just as he did to our father. The bond between us probably was that we both lived in this town, and knew that nowhere in the world will you find true friends. We shall miss Hank, just as we miss every one of those old timers who has gone down the one way trail."


Note by RKW...

Henry Mowry is W. D. Mowry’s brother and Carl W. Mowry is W. D. Mowry’s son. They are buried in lot 5, block K, of the old addition.


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