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E. F. Shindel

                                                            Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.
Mr. B. H. Dixon, is invoicing his stock of drugs at the Central Drug Store, and will probably transfer it today to E. F. Shindel, lately from Pennsylvania. Mr. Shindel is a druggist of about fifteen years’ experience, and if he takes charge of the stock, the business will be properly conducted. Mr. Dixon, we are glad to say, will remain in the city. Arkansas City cannot afford to lose as enterprising a young businessman as Mr. Dixon.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.
Mr. Shindel, brother of Mrs. O. Ingersoll, has purchased the Central Drug Store, and will hereafter conduct the same. Mr. Shindel is a druggist of large experience in the east, but during his visit in this city he became convinced that greater advantages were offered to an energetic businessman here than in his Pennsylvania home; hence his determination to remain. We trust he will never have cause to regret his action, but will be favored with a liberal patronage.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.
Mr. E. F. Shindel, brother-in-law of O. Ingersoll, has purchased the stock of the Central Drug Store, and taken possession of the store. He comes from Pennsylvania, and is a practical and thorough druggist, and has had an experience of fifteen years. We cordially welcome him to our city and wish him the best of success.
Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.
                          YOU CAN GET THE “BB” SEGARS AT E. F. SHINDEL.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.
E. F. Shindel, the go-ahead druggist, informs us that he has a number of cards containing a complete list of poisons with their antidotes, which should be in the hands of everybody, and which they can obtain by calling on him. Mr. Shindel is selling out his paints at cost—not to the purchaser—but really at cost, to give him more room. If you don’t believe us, go and see him.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.
Ad. Immense. Those Tonic Cups at Shindel’s.
Ad. Paints at Cost at Central Drug Store.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Council met in regular session last Monday, August 4. Present: F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, T. Fairclo, and A. A. Davis.
                                                      C. R. SIPES, Treasurer.
                                          COLLECTION OF WATER RENTS.
I herewith submit my report of the amount of water tax collected up to August 2, 1884.
                                                         E. F. Shindel $5.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.
                                                           UP TO SNUFF.

Frank Engleman, the Snuffine Man, wrote to SHINDEL, THE DRUGGIST, that a supply of his celebrated article had been sent him.
Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.
Geo. Wright assisted our popular druggist, E. F. Shindel, in his drug house while his assistant, W. I. Bird, was taking a vacation this week.
Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.
E. F. Shindel left for Newton yesterday to meet his family. Mr. Shindel has purchased property here and built an addition to same. He and his family will probably arrive today.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.
Mr. Shindel returned home yesterday with Mrs. Shindel and five little Shindel’s. He now begins to think he lives here.
Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.
Geo. Wright assisted Mr. Bird in the Central Drug Store during Mr. Shindel’s absence.
Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.
E. F. Shindel returned home Monday from Newton, bringing his wife and three children with him.
[Note: Traveler indicated five children. Republican indicated three children.]
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
E. F. Shindel has on exhibition at the Central Drug Store, a writing desk, which was used during the formation of the constitution of Pennsylvania. It is quite a relic.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
Mr. E. F. Shindel showed us a curiosity this week in the shape of a copy of “The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser,” published at Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 21, 1784, when the United States was just eight years old as a nation. It was the first daily newspaper published in the United States. The latest news from the old country is dated April 12, 1784, and it then required a week to get news even from New York. At the bottom of the fourth page appears the only clue to the ownership or editorship of the paper, where we find the words: “Printed and sold by John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole, on the south side of Market street, the third house east of Second street, where subscriptions, advertisements, etc., for this paper are thankfully received.”
Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.
                                                        Ancient and Curious.

Our notice last week of Mr. Shindel’s newspaper stirred up Maj. L. E. Woodin, who straightway brought from the recesses of his trunk a collection of old books and newspapers which cannot be equaled in the state. The first is a series of chronological tables, containing a list of all the kings, princes, lords, bishops, and other officials of England and her church, from the beginning down to 1641, when the book was printed—two hundred and forty three years ago. Then we have “Heaven upon Earth, or the Best Friend in the Worst Times, being a Legacy to London”—a book printed in 1710 by James Janeway, in which he sets forth the sins of the metropolis and the awful consequences thereof. Maj. Woodin also shows a rare collection of ancient newspapers from London, Australia, and New Zealand; a pass given by General Clarke in 1807 to an Indian; the first United States warrant issued to a sheriff in Michigan; and many other papers which look quaint and curious to people nowadays. The collection is a valuable one and has been gathered by the Major in his wanderings over the face of the earth during the past twenty years.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
Several of our citizens went up to Winfield Monday to attend court and were disappointed. Almost 50 witnesses have been subpoenaed in the Shindel case from here.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
                                                             District Court.
Most of the time of the Court since opening Monday morning has been taken up, as usual, with preliminary matters and but few cases have been reached. A number of cases were continued to different dates and the following were disposed of.
               State vs. E. F. Shindel, an Arkansas City whiskey case: now on trial by jury.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
                                               Legal Lore. District Court Events.
State vs. E. F. Shindel, violation liquor law. Trial by jury and verdict of guilty on 3rd count.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.
                                                             An Old Letter.
Through the courtesy of Mr. E. F. Shindel, we were permitted to peruse a letter written in England, April 22, 1771, by Benjamin Franklin, and addressed to Mr. Humphrey Marshall, West Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The letter is wonderfully preserved and the writing as legible as the day it was written. The writer, among other matters, made a strong plea in favor of encouraging home manufacturers, or, in other words, advocated a protective tariff.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.
Mr. E. F. Shindel has been confined to the house by sickness for several days past.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
The petition circulated by O. Ingersoll for the pardon of E. F. Shindel was extensively signed last week.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
Last week the drug store of E. F. Shindell passed into the hands of the sheriff. It was brought about by a Kansas City firm levying on the goods. Dr. Shepard and Col. Ingersoll relieved the embarrassment and now Wm. Benedict has charge of the drug stock.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
“9327” is the number of beans in the jar at Sweeny & Smith’s. This firm some weeks ago devised the plan of awarding twelve presents to parties guessing the nearest to the number of beans in a jar. On the purchase of $1.00 worth of goods from Messrs. Sweeny & Smith, the purchaser was entitled to one guess. New Year’s day the jar was opened and the beans counted. The following is a list of the presents and the lucky guessers with their guesses.
                                              Chamber set, Mary Shindel, 9308.
Arkansas City Republican, January 10, 1885.

Drs. J. T. Grimes & Son have purchased the drug stock formerly owned by E. F. Shindel and are now ready to receive you. They have been rearranging the stock this week and a noticeable change for the better is perceivable in the appearance of the room. May the horse shoe always hang over your door, “Father Grimes and Son.”
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
Arkansas City is now a city of the second class, and we again call the attention of our citizens to the fact that we are compelled to register, if we wish to have a voice in the government of it. The poll books are now open at the office of the city clerk, James Benedict, at Shindel’s old stand. REGISTER.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
                                                             Beans! Beans!
In accordance with the announcement made in last week’s TRAVELER, the committee to count the beans in the bean guessing scheme of Sweeny & Smith, met in the office of Collins & Shelden at half past nine Tuesday morning. The number of tickets sold was about 1,350, of which 1,000 had been returned with guesses.
A. C. Gould, J. M. Collins, W. J. Gray, and Will V. McConn, the committee, after a careful count, found the exact number to be 9,327, and awarded the prizes as follows.
         Seventh prize: five baskets of fine Japan tea, Mary Shindel. Number guessed: 9,368.
[Note prize given to Mary Shindel does not agree with Republican news item.]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.
J. T. Grimes & Son is the style of the new drug firm. They opened up Monday morning, having purchased the stock of E. F. Shindel. Charlie is all smiles and entices all who enter to squander their hoarded wealth.
Lizzie Shindel...
Arkansas City Republican, February 14, 1885.
                                                             School Report.
EDITORS REPUBLICAN: The following are the names of the pupils who have won honors in 6th and 7th grades of the west school for the month ending Feb. 6th, 1885. Meta Hall stands alone on the roll of honor, having been the only one perfect in attendance, perfect in deportment, and above 90 in scholarship. She is also rank one in the 7th Grade, having a total average of 98. Lizzie Shindel stands second with a total average of 96. In the 6th grade, Lizzie Watts ranks first with a total average of 93. Maggie Strode and Luna Ware are each rank two, average 91. LENA GAUSE, Teacher.
The following pupils were 100 in attendance and deportment, with an average of 90 and upward in scholarship: 1. Jno. Warren. 2. Jacob Ochs. 3. Edith Ochs. 4. Edward Green. 5. George Lindsay. 6. George Armstrong. 7. Aola Krebs.
                                        Respectfully, FLORENCE PATTERSON.
Arkansas City Republican, March 14, 1885.
                                                             School Report.
Report of the 6th and 7th grades, West School, for months ending March 6th, 1885.
In 7th grade, Muta Ball is rank 1 with a total average of 98 percent. Lizzie Shindel and Ida Lane are each rank 2 with a total average of 96 percent.
In 4th grade, Gracie Houghton and Joseph Gilmer are each rank 1 with a total average of 93 percent; Lura Ware, rank 2, an average 92 percent.
Muta Ball has been 100 in attendance, and deportment, and above 90 in scholarship.

The total average, from which the rank in class is determined, is an average of attendance, deportment, and scholarship.
We would urge the parents and friends of pupils in our charge to visit our school and observe for yourselves the work done. Respectfully, LENA GAUSE, Teacher.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 18, 1885.
                                                             School Report.
Following is the report of the 6th and 7th grades for month commencing March 9th and ending April 2nd.
In the 7th grade, Meta Ball in rank 1; total average, 98; Mary Logan, rank 2, average, 96; Lizzie Shindel, rank 3, average, 95.
In the 6th grade Gracie Houghton is rank 1, average 93; Willie Crew, rank 2, average 90; Eddie Scott and Luna Ware, rank 3, average 88. LENA GAUSE, Teacher.
Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.
E. F. Shindel was down from Belle Plaine Wednesday and Thursday.
Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.
Mrs. E. F. Shindel, of Belle Plaine, visited in the city this week. She was the guest of Mrs. O. Ingersoll.
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
Mrs. E. F. Shindel with the children arrived from Belle Plaine at O. Ingersoll’s Thursday.
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
Meigs & Nelson traded the Shindel property in the 4th ward to Jamison Vawter for the Finney property in the same ward. Mrs. Shindel and family will reside in the purchased house.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Mrs. E. F. Shindel has let the contract for the building of a cottage on her lots in the 3rd ward.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
E. F. Shindel has leased the bakery of Dr. Z. Carlisle on 5th Avenue and has begun dealing out daily bread to his patrons.
Mattie Shindel...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Mrs. O. Ingersoll, accompanied by Miss Mattie Shindel, left yesterday afternoon on a visit in New York state.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Mrs. G. W. Cole, mother of Mrs. E. F. Shindel, left yesterday afternoon on a visit to friends and relatives in Philadelphia.
Mae Shindel...
Arkansas City Republican, October 23, 1886.
                                                Program of the October Recital
Given by the pupils of Mrs. Meeker, at her residence, October 23, 1886, at 8 p.m.
Miss Beck, Mrs. Meeker, Miss Lida Whitney, Miss Grace Keeler, Grace Love, Rowie Fowler, Miss Amy Landes, Miss Ploma Beck, Miss Mae Shindel.

Mary Shindel...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 13, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Miss Mary Shindel left this morning for Philadelphia, where she has gone to visit friends and relatives.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
W. Weisehann has purchased the Fifth Avenue Bakery of E. F. Shindel.    
Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1886.
                                           ANTI-REVOLUTIONARY RELICS.
                                The News Dished Up To Our Centennial Forefathers.
Mr. E. F. Shindel brings in interesting relics of the past century in the shape of two newspapers, one bearing the date April 8, 1728; and the other Mar. 12th, 1770. The one of older date is named the New England Journal, measures twelve by eight inches, and contains all told, four columns of reading. This was in the reign of the first George, following immediately after the golden age of Queen Anne and the essay style of the Spectator, the Tatler, and the Rambler, made illustrious by the genius of Addison, Steele, and Johnson, still survived. The New England Journal professed to record “the most remarkable occurrence, foreign and domestick.” (Foreign being first mentioned.) But the appliances for gathering news in this wide field were miserably ineffective, or the newspaper men of that time remiss in their duties. This issue gives one column to an essay on the advantages of scholarship; double that space to a digest of foreign news; a marine register takes up three inches of space; and the remainder of the paper is given to advertisements. Such notices as these, common enough to the eyes of our great grandfathers, coming from the latitude of Boston, have an uncanny look to the present generation.
[Two examples given from newspaper.]
A very Likely Negro Woman who can do Household work, and is fit either for Town or Country Service, about 12 Years of age, to be sold. Inquire of the Printer hereof.
A very Likely Negro Girl, about 13 or 14 Years of Age, speaks good English, has been in the Country some Years, to be sold. Inquire of the Printer hereof.
The age to which these time stained newspapers carry us back, was not stimulated by the use of steam, and invention was not as universal as now. People lived slowly, their wants were few, and the mental food they consumed was of a somewhat solid character. . . .
Mrs. E. F. Shindel...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.

The ladies of the city who were interested in the founding of a benevolent society for home work, met yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar and organized. Mrs. C. H. Searing was chosen president; Mesdames J. P. Witt, Wm. Jenkins, N. T. Snyder, E. F. Shindel, W. H. Cline, A. D. Prescott, and J. O. Campbell were made vice-presidents; Mrs. H. P. Farrar, secretary; and Mrs. S. B. Fleming, treasurer. The society adopted the name of “The King’s Daughters,” and now that the organization is perfected it is ready for action. The intentions of the society are for the relief of the poor and needy of the city. The basement in the Topliff block, beneath Mr. Davidson’s dry goods store, will be open every Tuesday afternoon to receive clothing, etc., from charitably inclined citizens. The King’s Daughters will take charge of the clothing and distribute it to the distressed. The society has its next meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Everyone invited.


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