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                                                          Various Roberts.
[Note: There were too many “J. C.” Roberts in the early days of Cowley County. There was John C. Roberts, J. C. Roberts, J. C., Jr., I believe, Joseph C. Roberts, and James C. Roberts. I have made a file for John C. Roberts, Charles A. Roberts, James C. Roberts, and W. D. Roberts. Some of these I could follow. I found it impossible to locate who was connected to whom of the different Roberts for some people. I have also set up a separate file for “Roberts Brothers” and others. When in doubt, I have left them in this file, labeled “Various Roberts.” MAW]
J. H. Roberts                27  m    w                Connecticut         Connecticut
                             [Note: J. H. Roberts was designated as a Minister.]
Roberts, David, 43; spouse, Julia, 51.
Roberts, John, 37; spouse, Iva, 27.
Roberts, John, 28. No spouse listed.
Roberts, D. D., 34; spouse, M. E., 27.
Roberts, W. G., 29. No spouse listed.
Roberts, H. J., 22. No spouse listed.
Roberts, John, 24. Also listed: E. Roberts, 45.
Roberts, John, 27; spouse, R., 22.
Roberts, W. M., 47; spouse, Lucy, 42.
Roberts, M. B., age not given. No spouse listed.
Roberts, Samuel H., 21. No spouse listed.
Roberts Albert, teamster, res 800 e 12th
Roberts A B, paper hanger, res 518 e 6th
Roberts A T, rubber stamps, res 213 e 11th
Roberts Chas. A, musician, res 1421 Manning
Roberts D W C, brick mason, res 509 Manning
Roberts John, farmer, res 816 e 10th
Mrs. C. W. Roberts, 39. Post Office Address Baltimore.
Roberts, H. T., 53; spouse, L. T., 46.
Roberts, R. M., 33; spouse, Jenny, 32.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.

Rufus Roberts, of Olathe...
Cowley County Censor, March 18, 1871.
Mr. Lee Freeman and Rufus Roberts, of Olathe, Kansas, arrived in town Tuesday last. They appear highly pleased with the growth and prospects of our city. We understand they have secured good claims not far from town and ere long will be citizens of Cowley County.
Mr. (?) Roberts...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1873. Editorial Page.
“They had their posters printed at St. Louis, and announced in flaming type the most noted speakers of our state to be present, without, to our certain knowledge, previously inviting them. They held a meeting composed almost entirely of Copper­heads and Liberal Republicans. A few straight Republicans being in the meeting secured for C. M. Scott, of the Traveler and the Editor of this paper, a place on the committee on Resolutions.
“There was not a single person present at that meeting engaged in agricultural pursuits for a livelihood that we can think of just now, with one solitary exception. We know of a good many substantial farmers in and about town who were not there. We enumerate: J. D. Cochran, A. T. Stewart, John Lowery; C. M. Wood, A. Meanor, J. H. Land, Mr. Roberts, and several others whose names we cannot now recall, farmers in about town, of all political groups, that were not present and had no voice in the meeting at all.
“Who did manage it? Farmer Allison and Farmer Paul, gentlemen who perhaps never turned an acre of ground in all their lives, and who are certainly not now for years past been engaged in agriculture. . . .”
J. C. Roberts, of Winfield. Unknown: which J. C. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 9, 1873. Editorial Page.
                                                THE TISDALE SQUABBLE.
The make believe “farmers” met at Tisdale last Tuesday for the purpose of nominating a ticket to be voted for next November. The meeting was called to order at 2 o’clock p.m., and elected J. L. Shaw of Pleasant Valley, temporary chairman, and George Melville, secretary. J. G. Young of Tisdale, J. C. Roberts of Winfield, and A. N. Deming of Creswell were appointed a committee on credentials. Committee on Resolutions, appointed as follows: C. C. Krow, G. Melville, Robert McNown, Dr. Sylvester Wilkins, and Wm. Voris. Both committees retiring, a motion was carried that the convention organize when the proper time came. George Melville’s appointment on committee on resolutions was objected to by J. C. Burger as he (Melville) was not a delegate. Motion to displace Mr. Melville, lost. Burger thought Melville ought to be displaced, as he was not a delegate, he might pack the Resolu­tions. He thought the committee should be selected by the crowd. John Smiley also thought the committee ought to be selected by the crowd.
Stacy Roberts, Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
The following is a list of teachers who were granted certif­icates at the examination held at Arkansas City, October 17th, 1873.

(Those marked with a star are entitled to first grades after having taught in the county one term.)       FIRST GRADE.
                                              Stacy Roberts* [?], Arkansas City.
Emily, Ioa, Charlie, Ella Roberts; Messrs. (?) Roberts...
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1874
The school in District No. 45 closed on Thursday, Feb. 26, 1874. The three last days were passed in an examination on the different branches. In this the scholars took great interest, evincing the same determination to stand at the head of their classes that they have shown throughout the term. Several of them passed creditably, and would have done honor to any graded school.
The following is the average standing of the advanced classes.
Hattie Monforte, 9.4; Emily Roberts, 9.2; John Wiggins, 9; Iowa [Ioa] Roberts, 8.5.
Of the second classes Lizzie Bush, Rolland Johnson, Emma Ferguson, Minerva Ferguson, Florence Prater, and George Wiggins gave flattering proof of good lessons and a thorough study of principle.
Of the primary classes, Charlie Roberts, Robert Bush, Bell Bush, Ella Roberts, and Maggie Ferguson proved to the visitors that “old fogyism” is at discount.
The classes all gave proof of very rapid development.
The crowning of these exercises was at noon of the last day, when the kind parents and friends came to the schoolhouse with large baskets of goodies for the scholars. These under the supervision of Messrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Bush, and Newhouse were soon formed in a tempting array. The scholars then took their places at the table and for sometime were as happy as the kind donors could wish them to be.
On Friday evening they gave an exhibition, which, notwith­standing the storm, was well attended. The exercises consisted of charades, proverbs, dialogues, tableaux, Declamations, and essays. The parts were well acted and gave general satisfaction. G.
Lacy & Roberts, saw and grist mills, Lazette...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1874.
                                      TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT LAZETTE!
                                  One Man Killed and Ten Seriously Wounded.
An accident occurred last Saturday at the saw and grist mills of Lacy & Roberts on the Grouse Creek. One man was killed and ten seriously wounded, besides a large number slightly wounded. Below we give our correspondence on the subject, which will give the details.
                                                  LAZETTE, March 8th, 1874.
ED. COURIER. A terrible accident occurred at the mill of Lacy & Roberts on Saturday about 12 o’clock M. by which one man was killed, ten wounded. The mill was running at its usual speed, grinding corn, the steam gauge standing at forty pounds. Everything seemed to be in perfect order; the mill house was full of men waiting for their grinding, when by some unknown means the iron band that held the stone together bursted and runner flew into atoms knocking people down and tearing the mill house to pieces, throwing fragments some twenty or thirty yards.

Freeman Wedding was struck by a large stone, which crushed his hips to a jelly and dislocated his back. The poor sufferer lingered for an hour and then expired. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.
Among the wounded were Samuel Sherman, Gear Dawson, Wm. Gintes, Wm. Gubbond, Hezis. Hodgkiss, Delfunt Sutton, My Kimble, Messrs. Lacy and Roberts, and two others, names unknown. It is thought by the physicians in attendance that all the wounded will recover.
The mill is situated on the Grouse Creek four miles above Lazette, and has been doing a prosperous business for some two years. The proprietors are deeply grieved at the disaster, and they have the sympathy of the entire community.
                                     Yours respectfully, COLUMBUS SPRAGUE.
We, the undersigned, who were present at the mill of Roberts & Lacy at the time the burr burst, by which one man was killed and others wounded, take this method of exonerating the propri­etors and employees of the mill from all blame,  It was in our opinion, an unavoidable accident. Signed: H. B. Clover, J. H. Welch, G. W. Dawson, J. W. Kannard, J. H. Smith, Wm. H. Sheras, G. H. McClung, R. F. Burden, Wm. Titchworth, J. H. Sweet, I. H. Pickett, John H. McDupper, John R. Nugent, David Peel, John H. Wilson, A. T. Smith, J. W. Tull, D. H. Hotchkiss, Geo. Lobinger, B. F. Fritch, E. S. Field, Columbus Sprague, John Moses, E. Simpson, Stephen Simple.
Roberts, a barber, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1874.
Nichols, the barber, has sold a half interest in his stop to a fellow craftsman named Roberts, whom we can recommend as a first class workman.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
NEATEST ROOMS IN THE CITY. The oldest and most reliable workman in the West. Special attention given to Ladies’ Hair-Dressing. ROOMS, One door south of Bliss’ Store, Winfield, Kansas.
J. C. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
                                                 Winfield Township Officers.
Road Overseers: 1st district, James Renfro; 2nd district, Hiram Silver; 3rd district, Charles Seward; 4th district, C. Cook; 5th district, J. C. Roberts.
J. C. Roberts, Sr....
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
Mr. J. C. Roberts, Sen., of this township, showed us peach trees in his orchard only twenty-two months old, that were loaded with blossoms, one tree having four hundred upon its branches. As yet we have heard of nothing that beats this.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1874.
’Squire Swasey of Vernon Township says he can best J. C. Roberts on peach blossoms. He has a peach tree in his orchard eighteen months old from bud that had 485 blossoms. Mr. Robert’s tree was twenty-two months old from seed with 400 blooms. We are not well enough posted in the peach culture to know which is the best showing.

Roberts, Grouse (?)...
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1874.
                                                     Horse Thieves Caught.
Two men, William Gilmore and Francis J. Seltz, who have been stopping at the mouth of Grouse for some weeks, and of whom we spoke last week, warning the people to look out for them, were overtaken and captured on the Shawkaska River, by Curry, Keho, Blair, and Roberts, last Sunday morning. The men took the horses from the Kaw Agency on Thursday night, came up Grouse Creek, and were going west. The horses belonged to Big and Little Lewis Pappan; half breed Kaw Indians. The horses were missed at daylight, and the Indians started in pursuit, tracking them all the way to Bolton Township, where they received the first news of them. Pappan’s horses were tired out and he persuaded the above mentioned men to follow them on Saturday night, by whom they were captured the next morning.
At sight of the men the thieves ran and were only stopped by the firing of Curry. Seltz received the shot from Curry’s carbine, the ball entering near the wrist and paralyzing his arm. At this, the thieves gave themselves up and begged to be well treated. On Monday morning they were arraigned before Justice McIntire and plead not guilty. The preliminary trial was waived, and the parties were bound over to appear at the district court in the sum of $1,000. Failing in bond, they went to jail.
Bill Gilmore is a man of about 26 years of age, over six feet tall, dark hair, intelligent expression, and mild counte­nance. He was born and raised in Arizona, and has spent most of his time on the border and among the Indians. In 1861 he was with General Custer, and carried dispatches from Camp Supply to Fort Dodge for General Sheridan, during the fight on the Washita. He is deeply prejudiced against Indians, and claims he would not have stolen from the whites. In conversation with Mr. Gilmore, we find him to be a well read and experienced man. Wild life and excitement is as familiar with him as his every day meal.
Francis J. Seltz is a younger man than Gilmore, with a countenance not as good or mild. He is a good conversationalist, however, and speaks fluently and rapidly. Seltz did not care to give his history, and was perfectly indifferent on some subjects. His life has been mostly confined to the east, until a few years past. He has had some difficult encounters, but only in self defense. He was free to say that he was a good shot with a carbine and could have killed the four men that were after him if he chose to, but did not want to do it.
With these additional captures, we should think horse thieves would choose some other locality for their operations. Traveler.
The thieves are now resting quietly in jail in this city.
                                                             S. F. Roberts.
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.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                           M. Ludley Lee vs. S. F. Roberts et al.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.

Sheriff McIntire got home Monday, bringing in C. W. Pitts, charged with disposing of property to Phelps, of Dexter, on which S. F. Roberts, of this city, held a mortgage. Our sheriff was snow-bound, with his prisoner, for eight days at Dodge City. The train was entirely snowed in—not a sign of it left by the drifting snow, and was not dug out till Monday. Dodge was about eaten out, and her fuel all consumed. Everything had to be burned as a last alternative. Monday there were six trains there, one of them the big Boston excursion train, and Dodge was taxed to her uttermost. The road is now entirely opened up, and trains are all straightened out. George says he don’t want any more snow-bound in his’n. He had bunked on the hard car seat till his ribs are worn through.
Will Roberts and John Nichols, barbers, sold out: Will Roberts leaving...
Winfield Courier, November 5, 1874.
The barbers in this city have made another change. John Nichols and Will Roberts sold out to Mr. Pattison of Arkansas City, who has formed a partnership with Mr. Baker, and are located at Nichols & Roberts’s old stand. John Nichols has opened out in Baker’s old stand, and Will Roberts is going back to Michigan.
                                                        Rev. J. H. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.
Rev. J. H. Roberts preached at the Brane schoolhouse six miles below town last Sunday and Rev. Platter preached to an unusually large audience at the Courthouse at the same hour.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
Rev. J. H. Roberts has returned “to the home of childhood.” He made many friends during his brief stay with us.
                                                            Roberts’ Ford.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
TONY BOYLE had a tip-over at Roberts’ ford, on the Walnut, Sunday evening. His buggy rolled down a steep bank, turning over two or three times in its descent. Tony wasn’t hurt much, but the buggy top was sadly demolished. Now, why don’t someone say that that buggy top had been out with the Baziques the night before.
Morris Roberts...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
                    Transcript of Cherokee Strip Lands in Cowley County, Kansas,
                                   Sold Under Sealed Bids, November 30, 1875.
#1: Amount paid.
#2: Tract entered; Section of; part of Section.
#3: No. of Section.
#4: No. Township.
#5: No. of Range.
#6: QUANTITY (Acres, 100ths.)
    #1                #2                    #3  #4  #5        #6  NAME OF PURCHASER.
$  80.00     Part of                      3  35  8E        40  MORRIS ROBERTS
                             LAND OFFICE, WICHITA, KANSAS, June 21, 1876.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a copy of the ab­stract furnished by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, to this office, or so much of the Cherokee Strip Lands sold under sealed bids, November 30, 1875, as are embraced within the limits of Cowley County, Kansas. H. L. TAYLOR, Register.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, over the Walnut, have child...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1876.
BIRTHS. Since our last issue we have heard of three addi­tions to society in the way of births, and being unable to learn the dates and particulars of each, we shall “lump” them. Mr.
E. D. Bowen, one of our oldest settlers, is the happy father of a baby, gender unknown. Mrs. John Brown presented her liege lord with a bouncing girl of about eighteen pounds weight (so Geo. Allen says). As regards baby No. 3, there was an express stipu­lation in the contract that the printer was to know nothing of it: so we’ll just tally one for Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, over the Walnut, and keep still.
Mattie Roberts...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
                                                           Normal School.
The following are the names of teachers attending the Normal School at this place.
From Winfield: Wm. J. McClellan; J. K. Beckner; Rachel Nauman; Kate Gilleland; Maggie Stansberry; Sallie E. Rea; M. J. Huff; C. A. Winslow; Amy Robertson; Mary E. Lynn; Lusetta Pyburn; Mrs. Bell Seibert; Nannie McGee; Sarah E. Davis; O. S. Record; Byron A. Fouch; Mary A. Bryant; Mina C. Johnson; Mattie Roberts; Emma Saint.
                                                        Miss Mall Roberts.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
                              Minutes of the Cowley County Teachers’ Institute.
Agreeable to the call of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, the teachers of Cowley County met in annual insti­tute on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 9 o’clock a.m. On account of sickness in his family, Mr. Wilkinson was unable to attend, and the duty of conducting the Institute devolved on Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
The Institute organized by electing the following officers: President, Mr. D. M. Snow; Vice President, Mr. H. M. Bacon; Secretary, Miss M. A. Bryant. Messrs. Robinson, Bacon, and Millard, and Misses Cowles and Roberts were chosen a committee on query box.
Miss Mall Roberts, late of Oskaloosa, Iowa, illustrated her manner of teaching primary reading by introducing a class of little folks and leading them step by step through the lesson. For a half hour she held the attention of the members of her class riveted to their work. Observing members of the Institute learned a lesson from her plans that will be of value to them in their school rooms.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1876.
List of those receiving certificates at the examination held at Winfield, September 15 and 16, 1876.
“A” Grades: Xina Cowles, Ella Wickersham, Mary A. Bryant, Geo. W. Robinson.
“1st” Grades: H. M. Bacon, H. W. Holloway, Miss Mall Roberts.
“A” grades are valid two years, “1st” grades one year, and “2nd” grades six months. There were four “A” grades, three “1st” grades, and fifty-seven “2nd” grades.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.

By reference to the list published in another column, it will be seen that there only four “A” grade certificates issued at the recent examination. The lucky persons are Mr. Geo. Robinson, Misses Bryant, Wickersham, and Cowles. There were three first grades issued: H. M. Bacon, H. W. Holloway, and Miss Mall Roberts carrying them away easily. Fifty-seven second grades were issued, while six blanks were drawn by a half dozen unfortunates.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
The following is a list of the teachers attending the Normal Institute, who secured certificates at the examination: Second grade certificates being valid six months, first grade one year, “A” grade two years.
FIRST GRADE: H. M. Bacon, H. W. Holloway, Miss Mall Roberts.
J. C. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876.
J. C. ROBERTS has moved to town and has become a “permanent institution.” He and Capt. Hunt are prepared to take care of the travel-stained freighter and his team at their barn, opposite Shoeb’s blacksmith shop, and shelter them from the “cold, stormy weather.” Farmers, don’t let your teams stand on the streets in the cold when you come to town.
Died: Newton Roberts, Oxford...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1877.
                                               OXFORD, November 27, 1877.
DIED. On the 27th inst., of black swelling, Mr. Newton Roberts, aged forty-two years. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.
J. C. Roberts. Unknown: Which “J. C.” Roberts...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
Four wagon loads of hogs from Sheridan Township stopped at J. C. Roberts’ livery stable last Tuesday night en route to Wichita.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
Mr. J. C. Roberts has built an addition to, and otherwise improved, his feed and sale stable on 9th Avenue.
Roberts, of Iowa, visiting...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 26, 1878.
Mr. Roberts, of Iowa, friend of Mr. Cox, the gentlemanly proprietor of the Central Avenue hotel, is visiting this place.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
Two stonemasons named Cody and Roberts on last Monday evening got into a fight in a saloon on Main street. Roberts gouged at Cody’s eye while Cody bit at Roberts’ finger. The result was that the eye did not come out but the finger came off. Cody was bound over in $1,000 bonds to answer for the mayhem in the district court. We don’t know anything about the parties, and don’t wish to. We suppose the law will do justice in the case, therefore we suppress our sentiments concerning the transaction to avoid creating prejudice before judicial investigation.
                     [Note: In above item paper stated “Cady” instead of “Cody.”]
                                                  District Court Proceedings.

Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
State vs. Frank G. Cody called for trial.
Jurymen empaneled were: J. M. Mark, J. B. Vandeventer, Lewis Stevens, W. L. Gilman, W. C. Davis, W. W. Thomas, S. Martin, James Byers, H. C. Catlin, C. Northrup, H. L. Barker, and W. E. Tensey. [Tansey?]
The prisoner is charged with mayhem in biting off the finger of a Mr. Roberts. James McDermott, attorney for the state. Hackney and McDonald for the defendant.
The trial terminated in a verdict of acquittal by the jury.
Thos. W. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                  Thos. W. Roberts to Geo. W. Page, in sec. 14, 35, 4, 104 acres, $700.
Mr. and Mrs. (?) Roberts...
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Several gentlemen and ladies, among whom were Messrs. Geo. Cairns, Roberts, Miss Trimble, and Mrs. Roberts, started on a pleasure trip to the territory Wednesday morning.
                                                          Sam H. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.
S. H. Roberts and Miss Sarah Pooley were married Tuesday afternoon. This is another campaign dodge. Sammy is a regular hard-shelled democrat and Miss Pooley is one of our most enthusi­astic republican ladies. All arguments having failed to convince him of the error of his ways, this was the only course left to pursue and will result in another vote for Garfield and Arthur in November.
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
Mr. A. B. Taylor and Sammy Roberts were admitted to the bar last Friday, and Saturday evening the “event” was celebrated by ice cream, cake, etc., at Jim Hill’s, which was partaken of by about fifteen members of the bar, Judge Torrance, and several of the press gang. The boys were heartily welcomed to their new vocation.
Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.
We received a note from Sam H. Roberts, ordering the COURIER to his address at La Mars, Iowa. He is well pleased with his location and is doing well.
Mr. (?) Roberts, Winfield, in charge of Ekel’s lumberyard...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1880.
J. N. Cline, the popular manager of W. T. Ekel’s lumber yard at this place, left on last Saturday’s train for a two weeks’ trip to Indiana. Mr. Roberts, of Winfield, will have charge of the yard until his return.
Mrs. M. E. Roberts, Kansas City???...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 10, 1881.
                                                       SALT CITY ITEMS.
The following is a list of the visitors at the Geuda Springs Bath House for the week ending August 7, 1881:
                           One of the visitors listed: Mrs. M. E. Roberts, Kansas City.
Mr. (?) Roberts, of Ottumwa, Iowa...

Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
                                                      Geuda Springs Items.
A Mr. Roberts, of Ottumwa, Iowa, talks of putting in a newspaper. In fact, April 15th, 1882, will find Geuda Springs booming, as well as boiling over. NO NAME.
Mr. Roberts (not identified)...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 22, 1882.
J. L. Huey and wife, Mr. Ordway and wife, Wm. McConn and lady, Stacy Matlack, Major Searing, Mr. Ingersoll, Conductor James Miller, Samuel Hoyt, Michael Harkins, H. P. Farrar, C. M. Scott, H. Godehard, Wm. Speers, Mr. Roberts, Chas. Hutchins, Chas. Howard, W. Wolfe, S. Longsdorff, Herman Wyckoff, Pink Fouts, Mr. Abbott, Chas. Holloway, and J. M. Bell, were among the number who braved the storm and went to Winfield on the special train to hear the Governor lecture on temperance last Sunday.
                                                            Belle Roberts.
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.
Mrs. Fred Hunt entertained a tea-party of her young lady friends on Tuesday afternoon. A delightful little supper was served and the young ladies enjoyed it immensely. Fred and “Fred’s wife” know how to make their home pleasant to their friends. The young ladies present were Miss Roberts, Amy Scothorn, Jennie Hane, Allena Klingman, Kate and Jessie Millington.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.
We were truly sorry to be unable to attend the party at the residence of our young friend, Chas. Bahntge, Thursday evening, but those who attended enjoyed one of the most pleasant evenings spent in Winfield for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge have a large number of friends in Winfield, and those who were so royally entertained at their home Thursday evening think more of them now than ever before. The following is a list of those who were present: Misses McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Jessie Millington, Kate Millington, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Belle Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Mrs. French, Miss Smith, W. C. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Lou. Zenor, Lovell Webb, H. Gold­smith, C. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, of Sedgwick, Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale, Mrs. Geo. Rhodes, W. H. Smith, Chas. Fuller, Jas. Lawton, Mr. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Richard Bowles, Eugene Wallis, O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.

On last Friday evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of one of the merriest as well as the “toniest” parties ever given in Winfield. Mrs. Fuller has entertained her friends several times this winter without any of the young folks being present, but this time she honored them by giving this party, which was duly appreciated. Everyone invited, with but two exceptions, was present and never were guests more hospitably entertained. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. At a late hour the guests dispersed, all thanking their kind host and hostess for the pleasant evening so happily spent. The costumes of the guests were elegant and worthy of mention. We give below a list which we hope will be satisfactory to the ladies mentioned.
                                     Miss Belle Roberts, light silk, with red flowers.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
Mrs. J. L. Horning and Miss Belle Roberts are spending a month at Geuda Springs.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
                                                           A Pleasant Party.
On last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a large company of their young friends at their elegant residence, which they have been fitting up with new paper of a very beautiful and expensive pattern. Having the carpets up in the parlors, it was considered a good time to give a party and take the opportunity to indulge in a dance. The evening was just the one for a dancing party, for although “May was advancing,” it was very cool and pleasant, and several hours were spent in that exercise, after which an excellent repast consisting of ice cream, strawberries, and cakes was served, and although quite late the dancing continued some hours, and two o’clock had struck ere the last guest had lingeringly departed. No entertainments are more enjoyed by our young folks than those given by Mr. Robinson and his estimable wife. We append a list of those persons on this occasion: Misses Jackson, Roberts, Josie Bard, Jessie Meech, Florence Beeny, Jennie Hane, Kate Millington, Jessie Millington, Scothorn, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Curry, Klingman, McCoy, Berkey; Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Harter, Mrs. and Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt; Messrs. W. A. Smith, C. C. Harris, Charles Fuller, Lou Zenor, James Lorton, Lovell Webb, Sam E. Davis, Eugene Wallis, C. H. Connell, Dr. Jones, Campbell, Ivan Robinson, W. C. Robinson.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
The party given on last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge was one of the most enjoyable ever given here, and was looked forward to with pleasant anticipation for some time previous, for it is a well known society fact that Mrs. Bahntge’s charming little house with its merry occupants insure a lively time to their fortunate guests, and last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while a refreshing repast was served at a seasonable hour which was fully appreciated, and at a late hour the company dispersed, with hearty thanks to their kind host and hostess for the very pleasant evening spent. We append a list of those present.
                                        Among those present: Miss Belle Roberts.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
Miss Belle Roberts, who has been visiting with Mrs. Horning during the winter, returned to her home in Michigan.
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
Miss Belle Roberts, of Chicago, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. She will remain in the city for several weeks, after which she will make a visit of several months to an uncle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
                                                             Ella Roberts.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.

                                                     Longfellow’s Birthday.
The pupils of the high school have for a long time been preparing an exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of the renowned poet, Henry W. Longfellow, and on Monday evening the 27th a large audience assembled at the Opera House to witness the result of their efforts. A fine entertainment was afforded. Those who were in attendance heard songs and recitations composed by Longfellow and several essays upon his life.
Entertainment began with the song, “The Hemlock Tree,” by Miss Anna Hyde, which was well rendered. The greater part of the evening was given to the rendition of the Courtship of Miles Standish, recited by Miss Hattie Andrews, Mate Lynn, Bertie Stebbins, Anna Hyde, Josie Pixley, Ella Roberts, Minnie Stewart, Lizzie McDonald, and Rosa Rounds. “The Death of Minnehaha,” a duet, was sung by Misses Josie Bard and Lutie Newman and was highly appreciated. The recitation of “Hiawatha’s wooings,” was given by Carrie Cronk and was well rendered. James Cairns, Will Hodges, and Alvah Graham also gave recitations, which were excellent.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.
The County Normal Institute opened last week with about sixty-five teachers in attendance. Prof. Davis, of the State Normal school, acts as conductor, and Profs. Gridley and Trimble as instructors. The work starts off nicely and promises a most prosperous session. The following is a list of those in attendance at present and their grades.
Grade B. Annie Barnes, C. B. Bradshaw, May Christopher, Clara Davenport, Oliver Fuller, Anna Foults, Leota Gary, Zella Hutchison, Maggie Herpich, Bertha Hempy, Anna Kuhn, Lewis King, Lizzie Lawson, May Rief, Etta Robinson, Ella Roberts, Maggie Seabridge, Lou Strong, Lizzie Burden, May Carlisle, Geo. Crawford, Estella Crank, Fannie Gramman, Ida Hamilton, James Hutchinson, Clara Pierce, Chas. Wing, Horace Norton.
Grade C. Carrie B. Andrews, Hattie E. Andrews, Mary E. Curfman, Emma Darling, Lydia E. Gardner, Meddie Hamilton, Lucy F. Hite, Rose E. B. Hooker, Lyda Howard, Ella Kempton, Maggie Kenney, Ida Kuhn, Mary E. Miller, Clara B. Page, Ella Pierce, Laura Phelps, Carrie Plunkett, Caddie Ridgeway, Claudius Rinker, Charles Roberts, Eddy Roberts, Anna Robertson, Nettie Stewart, Minnie Stewart, James Stockdale, Minnie Sumpter, Eliza Taylor, Louella Wilson, Lillie Wilson, Kate Wimer, Ella King, Ida Grove, Ora Irvin, Emma McKee, Hannah Gilbert, Lizzie Gilbert, Mary Berkey, C. A. Daugherty, Mary Rice, Elfreida White.
Hon. Joe Roberts, Fairview township...
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
                                                 FAIRVIEW GLEANINGS.
Hon. Joe Roberts has disposed of his effects and will start for Washington Territory in the near future.
J. F. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
List of U. S. Patents not recorded now lying in the Register of Deeds’ office, January 12th, 1880. [Township & Range given after Section.]
                                          U. S. to J. F. Roberts, Section 8, 31, 8.

Also deeds.
Will parties interested in them call and get them if they do not want them recorded.
                                            JACOB NIXON, Register of Deeds.
Excerpt: Roberts at Geuda, formerly at Arkansas City with lumber company...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882.
                                                        GEUDA’S BOOM.
The Chicago Lumber Co. has also a yard here, which is under the supervision of Mr. Roberts, who was formerly in the lumber yard at this city.
Mr. Lou Roberts...
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.
We heard quite recently that Mr. Lou Roberts was expected home to remain but a few days—a load stone at valley brio for him.
Mr. (?) Roberts home, return to Kingman County with wife...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
Mr. Roberts is home again, but will return in a few days for Kingman Co., his wife accompanying him.
Francis J. and Rosa Roberts estate, Iowa...
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
Mary I. Byram is appointed foreign guardian for the estate of Francis J. and Rosa Roberts, residents of Iowa.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
Petition has been filed for the sale of real estate belonging to Francis and Rosa Roberts, and will be heard December 2nd at 10 o’clock a.m.
Mr. (?) Roberts returns to Ohio...
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Mr. Roberts has returned to his home in Ohio.
Mr. (?) Roberts building an addition...
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Mr. Roberts is building an addition to his house.
Mr. (?) Roberts, Cambridge...
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
Cambridge is improving fast. Mr. Roberts has his addition nearly completed and several new buildings are going up.
                                                            S. M. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
S. M. Roberts has purchased George Martin’s shoe shop and will continue the business at the same stand.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.

Mr. S. M. Roberts, the new manager of the Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co.’s office at Winfield, Kansas, is a man of long experience, having been in the employ of the Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Cos. in the East, is a gentleman of ability in the sewing machine line, and under his management the “Silent No. 8" will without doubt outstrip any machine on the market. Mr. Roberts has secured the services of Mr. J. A. Williams as salesman, formerly builder of sewing machines for the Singer Co., at Indianapolis, Indiana.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
The nightingale is the finest songster of the night, so also is the new, newest silent No. 8, the finest sewing machine in the world. Try one. Wheeler & Wilson, Mfg. Co.
                                                  S. M. ROBERTS, Manager.
                                                         John M. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
                               Roberts, John M., Arkansas City, g s w head, $12.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.
Following are the pensioners who receive their mail at this office, with the monthly rate allowed.
                                                     John M. Roberts: $12.00
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.
                                  One of those who signed pledge: John M. Roberts.
Roberts, of Osage City...
Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.
We had a pleasant call from Mr. Roberts, of Osage City, Monday. He formerly was a member of the newspaper fraternity; but has accumulated such a large (?) Fortune, that he has been able to retire.
Roberts, of Winfield, now in Udall...
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
Mr. Roberts, formerly of Winfield, has rented the City Hotel and will refurnish it throughout preparatory to opening a first class house.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Roberts opened the City Hotel in first class style and is keeping a No. one house too.
Lew Roberts...

Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Lew Roberts came up from Winfield on Monday to locate and set up the machinery in Stickle & Co.’s elevator.
G. H. Roberts...
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
We received a pleasant call Tuesday from Mr. G. H. Roberts, one of our citizens located lately here. He has resided in Kansas upwards of twenty-seven years, and consequently is about right on all questions affecting her interests both moral and material.
Lew Roberts...
[UDALL. “O”]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Lew Roberts is here getting the sheller at Steele & Co. elevator in running order; they commence shelling on the 6th.
R. Roberts...
                                      THE BOARD OF COUNTY FATHERS.
                            What Has Been Done to Date at its Present Session,
                                                   Beginning on January 5th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Petition of T. J. Hughes et al for county road granted and S. M. Fall, I. Winters, and R. Roberts appointed viewers.
R. Roberts...
                                                COUNTY ROAD NOTICES.
                     Petitions Granted at the Last Meeting of the Commissioners.
                                            Descriptions, Time of Survey, etc.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Petition of T. J. Hughes and others, of Windsor township, commencing ne corner section 2, township 32, range 7; thence e to se cor lot 29, sec 31, tp 31, r 8; thence no to ne cor lot 29; thence to ne cor lot 30; thence so to se cor lot 30; thence e to e line of county; thence n to intersect county road. Viewers S. M. Fall, J. Winters, R. Roberts. Meet with county surveyor at place of beginning, March 4, at 10 a.m.
Wm. Roberts...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
                                                       JUSTICE’S COURT.
State vs. Wm. Roberts—obtaining goods under false pretense—guilty; fined $1 and costs, total $24.05.
                                        Two Different Roberts? Chas., James.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1885.
                                                          Bolton District 98.
Chas. Roberts has returned from Iowa, where he was visiting his mother and friends. He reports a good time, but says it was awful cold up there.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 7, 1885.

James Roberts, who was so suddenly called from this vicinity to Iowa just one year ago, is again in our midst.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 19, 1885.
Will Ray and Charles Roberts are in the Territory on a hunt. Mrs. Ray says the widow is coming along finely.
                                                       George W. Roberts.
                                             COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
The County Fathers met in special session Monday and Tuesday. Various bids and plans for a county poor house were considered and the matter laid over to the April term. Tax of 1884 was remitted on south half of northwest quarter and west half of southwest quarter, section 11, township 31, range 4, the same having been erroneously assessed. Personal property tax on $388 assessed to Becker and Bacastow was also remitted. T. A. Blanchard was given care of paupers for the coming year. Order was made for the summoning of Joseph Garris and George W. Roberts to appear before board on the fourth day of its April term. The Sheriff was instructed to return personal property warrant in his hands to county treasurer against A. P. and A. G. Carman and take out an alias and hold same till April sitting of the board.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
The Ponca road, between Arkansas City and the State line, was recently changed by the county commissioners, resulting from a controversy between Geo. W. Roberts and Joe Garris. It now runs square over, Mr. Tomlin informs us, two human graves. So far the travelers have avoided the graves, as much as possible. The authorities, whoever is responsible, should have these bodies removed, in the interests of civilization and refined feeling.
S. C. Roberts...
Arkansas City Republican, April 4, 1885.
Under the new law the next term of the district court in this county opens the first Saturday in April. The following persons have drawn as petit jurors.
                                               S. C. Roberts, Walnut Township.
Sherman Roberts, New Salem...
                                     NEW SALEM PENCILINGS. “OLIVIA.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Mr. Sherman Roberts took a business trip to Wichita this week.
                                                      O. M. Roberts, Udall.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
O. M. Roberts, Udall, was down Friday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
W. E. Buhrlage and O. M. Roberts were down from Udall Saturday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

The appeal of Coleman Costillo, who raised the racket in the poor house, has been filed with District Clerk Pate, from Judge Snow’s court; also the appeal of State vs. O. M. Roberts and Sam Travis, disturbing the peace in Udall, from Judge Werden’s court.
Sarah E. Roberts, Cambridge...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Sam’l Greenlief et ux to Sarah E Roberts, lots 11 and 12, block 11, Cambridge: $275
Mrs. Josie Roberts and nephews from St. Marys, Kansas, visits sister...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Mrs. Josie Roberts and nephews, Bennie and Clarence Roberts, arrived Friday from St. Marys, Kansas, for a visit with her sister, Mrs. J. E. Vanleys. She will remain a month, when Mrs. Vanleys will probably accompany her home for a visit.
S. W. Roberts, Ninnescah Township...
                                    REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
      Everything Harmonious, With No Opposition to Speak of. A Ticket Unexcelled.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Delegates: D. W. Pierce, J. L. Stuard, A. S. Capper, J. T. Dale, R. J. Gardner.
Alternates: Geo. A. Cole, S. W. Roberts, Geo. Sloan, Phil Stout, D. D. Kellogg.
Werden Roberts, New Salem...
                                     NEW SALEM PENCILINGS. “OLIVIA.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Mr. Werden Roberts has gone back to Ohio on business.
                                                           W. M. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
The cases of James A. Bowlin vs. Selora A. White, suit on failure of sheep contract, 200, and Henry E. Asp, guardian of Linscott estate vs. W. M. Roberts, suit to partition real estate, were filed with District Clerk Pate on Wednesday.
                                                       DISTRICT COURT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The District Court convened Monday, Judge Torrance presiding.
Henry E. Asp as guardian of the estate of the Linscott heirs versus W. M. Roberts, report of Commissioners approved in partition of real estate.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
A gentleman living in Pleasant Valley township will please return three bales of barb wire to W. M. Roberts, and save future trouble.
Dan Roberts...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
E. Cookson, Dan Roberts, and John Cochran have procured the necessary machinery, and will go into the business of rendering hogs, for the fat that is in them. Hogs are dying all over the county and they will fry them out to get the oil.
L. S. Roberts, of Pike, Indiana...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.

L. S. Roberts, of Pike, Pike County, Indiana, is in the city. He is prospecting through the west and will likely locate here. He is a bright, energetic young man—just such an one as our city and county are always glad to welcome. He is an old friend of O. J. Dougherty.
Roberts, commander, Udall Post...
                                                     THE GRAND ARMY.
                 The Winfield Post Gives a Big Reception to Distinguished Visitors.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Last night was a big occasion for our G. A. R. Post. Col. Stewart, Department Commander; Col. Woodcock, colonel of the 2nd Regiment, K. N. G., and Major Ask, of the same regiment, were here. From 6:30 to 8:30 Col. Stewart exemplified the Grand Army work, after which the Woman’s Relief Corps were admitted, with friends at large, and social chatter began. But the Lodge room was soon a jam, and all repaired to the Rink, where Company C, under its Captain, C. E. Steuven, was having its regular drill. The Rink proved amply commodious, and general commingling among old soldiers and their wives and friends was enjoyed. The Courier Cornet Band came in from the Court House, where it was having its regular practice, and went through the drill with Company C, discoursing splendid music. After the drill and music, the stand was mounted by the distinguished visitors and the commanders of the county, among whom were S. Cure, commander of Winfield Post; Al Mowry, commander of the Arkansas City Post; S. Gould, of the Mulvane Post; H. C. McDorman, of the Dexter Post; John Ledlie, of the Burden Post, and Mr. Roberts, commander of Udall Post. Col. Stewart, happily introduced by Judge Soward, delivered a well prepared address on the origin, object, and fraternity of the Grand Army of the Republic. Col. Woodcock, Major Ask, and others followed. The speeches were sandwiched by “The Old Army Bean,” sung by Major Ask, Judge Snow, Judge Buckman, et al, loudly applauded. The seats were then squared around, the room darkened, and Major Ask exhibited a variety of stereopticon views, embracing army scenes of vividly life-like reality. They were all very fine and made a most pleasant end to a very enjoyable reunion of old soldiers, their wives, and friends generally. Members were present from all the county Posts. After the close at the Rink, the Post had an oyster banquet at Axtel’s, with various toasts and a big time. It was a splendid reception, throughout, to the Posts distinguished guests.
Roberts, Kellogg...
                                                    NOTES BY THE WAY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Last week we made our way to Kellogg, a small place about 6 miles west of Winfield on the S. K. railroad. This place was laid out in 1884 by D. D. Kellogg, now of Udall, and he had the first building erected.
The Grange Roller Mill Association was formed about a year ago and have built a good, three-story mill. Mr. Heinicker, the miller, took great pleasure in showing us through the mill and informed us that they had shipped four car loads of flour during the past ten days, besides small lots sold to neighboring towns, and had orders for three more carloads, which they are now grinding. He and Mr. Roberts, the engineer, will hereafter keep posted on Winfield. Mr. Wilson is the business manager of the association.
Courtland F. Roberts, Arkansas City...

                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Daniel B Winter to Courtland F Roberts, lots 2, blk 85, lot 11, blk 74, lot 15, blk 115, lot 15, blk 142, lot 14, blk 143, lots 15 and 16, blk 117, A C, q-c: $50.00
Courtland F Roberts to Jas Jones, 7 lots in blks 85, 74, 142, 143, and 117, A C: $75.00
Lewis Roberts, Kellogg...
Arkansas City Republican, August 27, 1886.
MARRIED. Mr. Lewis Roberts, of Kellogg, and Miss Lou. Pearce, of Tannehill, were married Sunday evening; they will make their future home at Kellogg, where Mr. Roberts had previously prepared a residence for his bride.
Roberts, East Bolton...
Arkansas City Republican, September 4, 1886.
                                                 East Bolton. August 29, 1886.
EDS. REPUBLICAN: As the game has begun, we think it is no more than justice to our district, No. 80, and ourselves to right matters and place the facts before the many readers of the REPUBLICAN. Your correspondent, “voter,” of the 19th states that the first ballot for the office of director disclosed 23 voters present. J. T. Hight received 17 votes and F. Wick-line 6, a total of 23, with a majority of 11 for Hight. C. S. Weatherholt and W. Stewart were nominated for treasurer. The former received 13 votes, the latter 12, a total of 25. Mr. Weatherholt received one majority. We present a list of those in attendance at the meeting: Messrs. Skinner, Loper, Sims, Bell, Pruitt, Liddle, Fletcher, Buchanan, Wickline, Bennet, Myers, Chambers, Kennedy, Judy, Tillson, Snyder, Hight, Whitney, Davis, Beatty, Ireton, Kay, Bond, Weatherholt, Roberts, and Crutchfield. By counting “noses,” we found 26 persons present. The only fraudulent vote cast was by Sims and he voted for Stewart. He is not old enough to vote. Now, I call on all law abiding citizens to join me and prosecute Sims for fraudulent voting. He came in company with “voter,” and Loper to the election; the trio bore “fraud” stamped upon their countenances. Now, in conclusion, we wish to say that that voter simply lied. The above are the facts, which the records of the meeting will reveal. If “Voter” had his just dues, he would now be wearing a convict suit for highway robbery. He is unfit even for thieves to associate with. The records of the Cowley County courts will bear us out in our statements. “FACTS.”
Roberts & Turpin, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 23, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Tom Tyner has again sold his painting business. This time the buyers were Roberts & Turpin.
Roberts farm, East Bolton...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.

                                                          From East Bolton.
ED. REPUBLICAN: Thinking an item from these parts would be of interest to your many readers, I will tell you something of the land exchange since the Frisco struck the state line, not yet 12 months ago. We will commence with the Roberts farm, containing 80 acres, and Beck’s, 80; Hill’s, 98; Whitney’s, 80; Greenbaum, 80; Beeton, 80; Kennedy, 80; Bond, 85; Branson, 80; Ray, 80; Edwards, 80; Herndon, 80; Brown, 320; Holt, 160; Topliff, 480; Pattison, 240; which, if I correctly count, is 2,182 acres, all sold at a fair price. We tell you this to let you know that while we are proud to see Arkansas City’s advancement, we intend to keep as near her as farmers can.
Our crops were light, but we nearly all have enough for our needs, and some have more. Our schools are doing very well. If there is anything of interest, we may appear again in the future. FARMER.
Roberts & Turpin, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Cyrus Turpin, the painter, had just completed the painting of the fence in front of the Baptist Church yesterday. Last night some miscreants despoiled it by tearing off pickets and the moulding strip. The pickets which were torn off were carried away and now Mr. Turpin asks their return to the paint shop of Roberts & Turpin, corner of 4th avenue and Summit street. Whoever did the deed, whether thoughtlessly or maliciously, will be pardoned if he or they will but return the pickets.
Ira Roberts, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Andrew Lair and Ira Roberts were arrested yesterday on the complaint of John Carder, colored. Lair and Roberts run a billiard hall in the basement of the Sherburne building and they rented one corner of their room to Carder for a barber shop. Carder partitioned his space off. Thursday night Lair and Roberts removed the partition. They endeavored to get Carder out and took this manner of doing it, as that individual refused to move. They claim Carder wouldn’t pay the rent and Carder claims he has paid it. Lair and Roberts were bound over in the sum of $500 each to appear for trial in the district court.

                                                       1890-1892. Roberts.
1890: R. Roberts, Mrs. R. Roberts...
Winfield Monthly Herald, December 1, 1890.
Eight new members have united with us since our last issue and we print their names, as we shall each month, and they can be added to the former list.
R. Roberts - 519 E. 11th Ave.
Mrs. R. Roberts - 519 E. 11th Ave.
Bro. Roberts...
Winfield Monthly Herald, August, 1891.
Bro. Roberts supplied the pulpit on Sunday morning, the 12th, in the absence of the Pastor, and Bro. Hopkins in the evening. We hear good reports from the meeting.
Bro. And Sister Roberts move to Ottawa...

Winfield Monthly Herald, October, 1891.
Our Bro. and Sister Roberts have left us for Ottawa, where Bro. Roberts will pursue his studies preparing him for the Gospel Ministry. We shall miss them as teachers in our Sunday School, in the church and prayer meeting, and our earnest prayers shall be for God’s rich blessing upon them and their future work.
Mrs. R. J. Roberts...
Winfield Monthly Herald, November, 1891.
                              PLEDGES COLLECTED BY CHURCH MEMBERS.
Amount of pledge                     $12.50
Rec’d from A. D. Hendricks               1.00
Rec’d from Miss O’Merrill           1.00
Rec’d from Mrs. J. Tyner                   1.00
Rec’d from P. M. Teter                      1.00
Rec’d from R. J. Johnson                    1.00
Rec’d from Mrs. M. A. Lett               1.00
Rec’d from Eliza Walker                       .25
Rec’d from Isaac Wikoff                    1.00
Social                                                 2.90
Rec’d from Mrs. Geo. P. Wright         2.40
Total: $12.50
Bro. Roberts at Ottawa...
Winfield Monthly Herald, December, 1891.
A letter received from Bro. Roberts at Ottawa, expressing his thanks to this church for their kindly remembrance of his needs. Brother Roberts is working hard and under many difficul­ties to get an education, in order to be of more service to the Master.
Winfield Monthly Herald, April, 1892.
A letter received from Bro. Roberts, of Ottawa, wherein he says the Lord has favored and prospered him. He is looking forward anxiously to vacation time.
R. J. Roberts and wife...
Winfield Monthly Herald, June, 1892.
Letters from the following absent members were received for the roll call, June 3rd: C. A. Bliss, R. J. Roberts and wife, P. E. Berey and wife; Mrs. A. C. Bristol; Ella Rowland; Lillie Park; Dea. W. E. Jimison; Mrs. Fannie Fisher; Jennie Johnson; Mrs. H. L. Milleur; Lizzie Harrod; Mrs. Idola Runyen; Artie Wood; Alverda Garrett; Rosa McIlwain; and Estella Rayham. [NOTE: BELIEVE SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE MISSPELLED...THIS SEEMS TO BE COMMON IN EACH ISSUE OF PAPER.]
Bro. R. J. Roberts and wife move to Ottawa...
Winfield Monthly Herald, July, 1892.
Letters of dismission have been granted Bro. R. J. Roberts and his wife to unite at Ottawa, Kansas, and also Bro. S. G. Bishop and wife to unite at Wellington, Kansas.
1891: Charley Roberts, Union Hill???...

Daily Calamity Howler, Wednesday, October 7, 1891.
Charley Roberts, of Union Hill, started for Oskaloosa, Iowa, Monday morning on business.



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