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Dr. M. B. Vawter, Dentist

                                           [Brother of Jamison Vawter, M.D.]
[Note. Dr. M. V. Vawter married Alma Dixon, who was a sister of Sarah Dixon Shepard, wife of Dr. J. T. Shepard of Arkansas City. Ben H. Dixon, cattleman, worked for a time in Dr. Vawter’s office.]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1880.
Dr. M. B. Vawter, dentist, has a card in this number of the TRAVELER AND solicits your patronage. He advertises his work as within the reach of all. Those who cannot afford a good set of teeth at these prices had better hold their jaw. Give the Dr. a call.
                                                           M. B. VAWTER
                                             Teeth, Upper or Lower Set $10.00.
                            Office in the old Traveler Building, Arkansas City, Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 17, 1880.
                                                           M. B. VAWTER.
M. B. is a fine fellow; handsome, full of business, charming mustache, good talker. Some say that M. B. is “taken,” but we are not as positive as rumor, and think he will be safe to look after.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 31, 1880.
IF YOU WANT to borrow Money at low interest, call on M. B. Vawter, Dentist, over McLaughlin’s store.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 2, 1880.
The Drs. Vawter are now snugly situated in their new quarters in Matlack’s brick, where anyone needing them can find them at all hours.
[Note: M. B. Vawter had a brother, who was also a doctor in Arkansas City.]
Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.
DENTISTRY. M. B. VAWTER, of Louisville, Kentucky, has located in Arkansas City, and solicits the patronage of the public. Satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded. Office in Matlack’s brick. References: A. A. Newman and S. Matlack.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1880.
By reference to our card column, it will be seen that a partnership has been effected between Drs. Vawter and Loomis. These gentlemen are well known in this community as dentists of experience and ability. There are no better workers in the county. Give them a call, and keep your teeth in good preservation.
                                           VAWTER & LOOMIS, DENTISTS,
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
                                              Office in Matlack’s Summit Street.
                                                    Artificial teeth $10 per set.
Reference to brother of M. B. Vawter, dentist...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1880.

Dr. Jamison Vawter is dangerously ill with an attack of brain fever. Several Winfield physicians have attended him.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1880.
Mrs. Vawter, mother of the Drs. Vawter, is in town from Milton, Kentucky. She came in response to a telegram announcing the sickness of her son, Jamison.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1880.
We are pleased to see Dr. J. Vawter on the street again.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.
                                                      CHRISTMAS TIME.
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.
Committee on Procuring Tree: Messrs. John Walker, M. B. Vawter, S. B. Reed, A. Gardner, R. Hutchison, C. L. Swarts.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.
Dr. M. B. Vawter can still be found in his rooms over Matlack’s store, where he will be happy to receive calls from those needing the services of a dentist. See his card.
 Office in Matlack’s brick, Summit street, Arkansas City.
 Artificial Teeth, $10 per set.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.
CARD: Dr. JAMISON VAWTER, Late Asst. Surgeon to the Louisville Eye and Ear infirmary. Tenders his professional service to the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity. Surgical dressings, and diseases of the eye, ear, throat, and nose (nasal catarrh), a specialty. Office in Matlack’s brick.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.
                                                  DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that the firm of Vawter & Loomis is this day dissolved by mutual consent. M. B. VAWTER, J. A. LOOMIS.
Arkansas City, January 31, 1881.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881.
Look out for Dr. M. B. Vawter’s nobby new dental sign. Braggins did it.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
Drs. Vawter and Loomis have again entered into partnership, and their friends and patrons are invited to call upon them at their dental rooms over Matlack’s store.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
Dr. M. B. Vawter, of the firm of Vawter & Loomis, of this city, has opened a branch establishment over Spotswood’s store, Winfield, Kansas. M. B. Vawter will look after the Winfield interests of the firm, and left for that place on Monday last.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
                                                   FROM THE MONITOR.
                                             [Paper located in Winfield, Kansas.]
Doctors Vawter & Loomis have opened a dental office in the second floor of Spotswood’s store. These gentlemen are already well known in this county, and will become still better. They are here to stay.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 7, 1881.
A dance was held at the Central Avenue Hotel last Friday evening in honor of Miss Julia Deming, of Wichita, who is now in the city, a guest of Miss Mattie Mitchell. Among the happy throng we noticed the following ladies and gentlemen.
Misses Julia Deming, Mattie Mitchell, Kate Hawkins, Lucy Walton, Mary Parker, Belle Cassell, Lizzie Wyckoff, Susey Hunt, Alma Dixon, Lilly Chamberlain, Ella Bowers, ____ Wouzo, Effie Tate, Mrs. R. A. Houghton, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Messrs. S. D. Longsdorff, W. Cline, R. P. Hutchins, Chas. Hutchins, C. Swarts, ____ Ellis, A. H. Fitch, M. B. Vawter, C. C. France, C. C. Holland, C. M. Swarts, Chas. Swarts, C. R. Sipes, R. A. Houghton, J. Vawter, Ollie Stevenson, F. Farrar, and J. Kroenert, who merrily chased old Father Time till past the midnight hour.
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.
After some time spent in promenading through the beautiful grove of fruit and forest trees, the party’s attention was directed to an immense platform prepared for the occasion, where Prof. Farringer, with the string band of Winfield, had taken position, and in a few moments it was filled with youth and beauty gliding through the graceful movements of the easy qua­drille and mazy waltz. A gorgeous repast followed, then with spirits overjoyed, each of the party instituted all manner of fun and mirth, which had to be seen to be appreciated. Mr. Matlack produced a novel figure in the terpsichorean art that few ever witnessed before, while Cal. Swarts furnished the music. To say it was an enjoyable affair don’t half express it, and for one, we hope to have the pleasure of again meeting Miss Chamberlain and her many friends under like circumstances. The Cornet Band did their best and filled the night air with delightful sounds for which the hostess came forward, and in the most charming manner, expressed her appreciation and thanked them for their kindness.
The following ladies and gentlemen participated.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Huey.
Mr. and Mrs. Mead.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Farrar.
Mr. and Mrs. Capt. O. Ingersoll.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Sherburne.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyard E. Gooch.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Grubbs.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Speers.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

Mr. and Mrs. James Benedict.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Schiffbauer.
Mrs. James Wilson.
Mrs. Alexander.
Mrs. C. R. Sipes.
                                                             THE MISSES.
Mary Parker.
Susie L. Hunt.
Anna Belle Cassell.
Lizzie Wyckoff.
Mattie F. Mitchell.
Julia Deming.
Lucy Walton.
May Benedict.
Kathleen Hawkins.
Annie Norton.
Grace Gardner.
Mabel Ayres.
                                                            THE MESSRS.
M. B. Vawter.
Dr. Jamison Vawter.
J. D. C. O’Grady.
C. L. Swarts.
Charles M. Swarts.
Fred W. Farrar.
Joseph D. Houston.
John Kroenert.
Charles U. France.
Showman D. Longsdorff.
James C. Topliff.
William D. Mowry.
Cyrus M. Scott.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
                                                  MASQUERADE PARTY.

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, Quakeress; Mrs. Sipes, Quakeress; 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, February 1, 1882.
M. B. Vawter has gone on a professional visit to Pawnee Agency. He will probably be away until Saturday.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
M. B. Vawter was at the Pawnee Agency last week fixing ivories. He is now at Mulvane.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 24, 1882.
The Democrat says: “We now have our office connected with Vawter & Loomis, in Matlack’s block.”
We infer telephone connection is meant; but in any case, Vawter & Loomis have the sympathy of the community.
Dr. M. B. Vawter marries Alma Dixon...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 21, 1882.
MARRIED. Dr. M. B. Vawter and Miss Alma Dixon will be married in this city, at 9:30 o’clock this evening, at the residence of Dr. J. T. Shepard. So readeth the cards.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1882.

Wednesday evening, June 21st, at the residence of Dr. J. T. Shepard, by the Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. M. B. Vawter and Miss Alma Dixon.
The wedding was decidedly a grand success. The pleasant and orderly manner in which everything was conducted was the subject of general remark. The spacious parlors of Dr. Shepard were filled to overflowing with the admiring friends of the young couple. Great credit is due Messrs. Maxwell and Kroenert for the gentlemanly and gallant manner with which they waited upon the invited guests. Acknowledgments are due Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Searing, Mrs. Chapel, Mrs. Ingersoll, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Alexan­der, and Mrs. Wilson for flowers. The decorations were beauti­fully and tastefully arranged. On the south wall of the parlor was a large festoon of evergreen, with the letters V. and D. skillfully worked in the center. From the ceiling hung a large marriage bell made of evergreen, sprinkled with white flowers, with a large white calla lily suspended from the center. Shortly before 10 o’clock a grand wedding march pealed forth from the organ so ably presided over by Miss Bell Cassell. At a given signal the attendants, Miss Clara Finley and J. O. Campbell, Miss Maggie Gardiner and Mr. J. C. Topliff, followed by the Bride and Groom, marched to the music down the broad stairway and into the parlor. When the last notes died away from the organ, Rev. Fleming performed the ceremony in solemn, touching simplicity, and pronounced them man and wife. After the usual hearty saluta­tions and good wishes, a sumptuous feast was served in fine style; Mrs. Dr. Shepard presiding with her usual grace and affability. Quite an enjoyable time was had in cutting and serving the very handsome bride’s cake, to see who would be fortunate enough to secure the ring it contained. Mr. E. O. Stevenson proved to be the lucky fellow. After an hour or so spent in social enjoyment, everyone departed, wishing the happy pair as happy and cheerful a life as their wedding seemed to promise.
The presents were numerous and handsome.
Marble Top Center Table. The Father and Brother of the bride.
Silver Coffee Pot. Dr. and Mrs. Shepard.
Silver Tea Service. H. H. Davidson and wife.
Handsome Center Table. Mr. W. J. Stewart and wife.
A beautiful Horseshoe made of Colorado Minerals. Ben Dixon.
Elegant Silver Water Service. A. A. Newman and wife, W. E. Gooch and wife, T. Mantor and wife, Jerry Adams, and Sam Reed.
A Lovely Basket with artistic design of sea weed and sea shell in the center. Mrs. L. McLaughlin.
A Lady’s elegant Dressing Case. J. C. Topliff.
Lace Scarf. Miss Etta Maxwell, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Silver Butter Knife. Willie and Jamie Fleming.
Silver Call Bell. Freddie McLaughlin.
A very handsome Sofa upholstered in raw silk, with Patent Rockers to match, together with a large Rattan Easy Chair. By the many young friends of the Bride and Groom.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1882.
Messrs. Vawter & Loomis have dissolved partnership, and each one now has separate dental rooms. Dr. J. C. Loomis retains the room occupied by the late firm, and M. B. Vawter has fitted up an office further back over Matlack’s store.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 16, 1882.
M. B. Vawter, Dentist, has removed his office to 2nd door in Matlack’s block.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1882.
Mrs. Dr. Vawter has been in Wellington for a few weeks visiting her sister. Doc. looks disconsolate.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
Dr. M. B. Vawter has left us in search of a business loca­tion.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 27, 1882.
Mrs. M. B. Vawter left last week for Arkansas, where she goes to join her husband.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 10, 1883.
M. B. Vawter has appeared again on our streets. He and his wife came in last Saturday. We are glad to see the Dr. back, as we would be loth to lose him and his estimable wife.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.
A Card. I wish to say to my friends that I have returned to Arkansas City and can be found at Dr. Wright’s office and am prepared to do all kinds of work known to the dental profession. Having fitted my office with all the latest improvements in the way of implements, instruments, tools, and appliances. Thanking you for past patronage, I hope to share a part of your patronage hereafter. Respectfully, M. B. Vawter.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 21, 1883.
LOST. A warranty deed to a piece of Texas land from J. O. Connor to W. B. Hall. Finder will confer a favor by leaving at Dr. M. B. Vawter’s office.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
Mrs. H. H. Davidson, of Wellington, arrived in our city last Thursday upon a visit to her sister, Mrs. Alma Vawter, with whom she will probably stay a week or so.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.
Mrs. M. B. Vawter has resumed her former position in A. A. Newman & Co.’s store.
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.
Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.
Mrs. Davidson of Wellington was the guest of her sister, Mrs. M. B. Vawter, during the early part of this week.
Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.
Mrs. Anna Hall, of Clinton, Illinois, aunt to the Drs. Vawter, came in on the train Wednesday and will visit with her sister, Mrs. Estes, for two weeks when her husband will arrive with a carload of fine stock. Mr. Hall intends to make Cowley his home.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
Dr. M. B. Vawter intends to put up a residence in the northeast part of town in block 56. W. J. Canfield is the contractor.
Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.
Drs. J. and M. B. Vawter have changed the location of their offices, and will now be found together in the front room, upstairs of the Matlack building. The room has been recently calcimined, painted, newly carpeted, and tastefully furnished. The boys will be pleased to entertain their friends whenever they may choose to call upon them.
Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.
                                              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 nomination 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.
                                 M. B. Vawter was one of those who signed request.
Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.
Dr. M. B. Vawter’s new residence is nearly completed.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.
M. B. Vawter expects to move into his new house this week.
Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.
Dr. Vawter had his new house painted this week.
Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.
Mr. John Netherland, a druggist of Milton, Kentucky, arrived yesterday and will remain in the city about a month for the benefit of his health, visiting his brothers-in-law, the Drs. Vawter.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.
Elsewhere will be seen the account of the shooting of John Vawter, in Kentucky. The gentleman, we understand, is a half brother to Jamison and M. B. Vawter, of this city.

                                                             A Desperado.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, June 30. Intelligence reached this city today of a shooting and fatal wounding of John Vawter, town marshal at Turner Station, Henry County, at that place Saturday, by a desperado named Lucien Evans. An old grudge was the cause of the shooting. A warrant was sworn out for Evans’ arrest, but he surrounded himself with eight desperate companies, who leveled guns at the officers and defied them, and finally forced them to leave. Vawter is Evans’ fifth victim.
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
W. T. Estus came into the office Monday, and ordered THE REPUBLICAN be sent to him at Longmont, Colorado. Mr. Estus is a cousin of the Drs. Vawter and possesses qualities equal to theirs in amiability, but in politics he far surpasses them. In other words, he is a thorough Republican, and solid for Blaine and Logan, while the Vawter boys are decidedly tremulous concerning those illustrious men.
Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.
Among the telegraphic reports will be seen the shooting of John Vawter by a desperado. The gentleman is a brother to our fellow townsmen, J. and M. B. Vawter.
Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884. Page One.
Monday intelligence reached Louisville, Kentucky, of a shooting and fatal wounding of John Vawter, town marshal at Turner Station, Henry County, at that place Saturday by a desperado named Lucien Evans. An old grudge was the cause of the shooting. A warrant was sworn out for Evans’ arrest, but he surrounded himself with eight desperate companions, who leveled guns at the officers and defied them, and finally forced them to leave. Vawter is Evans’ fifth victim.
Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.
The latest reports from the Dr. Vawter’s brother contain the cheering intelligence that he is rapidly recovering.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.
Lost Dog. Lost one day last week in Bolton Township, a one-year-old Irish setter dog. Had leather strap on neck. A reward will be paid for its return to M. B. VAWTER, Arkansas City, Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.
TRAVELER showed the following medical people in this issue.
3.   JAMISON VAWTER, M. D., (Late of the Louisville, Kentucky, Eye and Ear
Physician & Surgeon.
Special attention given to Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat, and Nose—Nasal Catarrh.
Office in Matlack’s building, upstairs, Arkansas City, Kansas.
Office, Third Door in Matlack’s Building, Upstairs.
Preserving the Natural Teeth a Specialty.
Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Mr. John Ingalls, a gentleman from Milton, Kentucky, and a friend and acquaintance of the Drs. Vawter, arrived in the city a few days since and has accepted a position at Eddy’s Drug Store.
Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.
Dr. M. B. Vawter has recently completed a new house, on fifth street, and rented it to a Mr. Morris, of Mexico, Missouri, who will occupy one-half of Jas. Armstrong’s store-room, in which he will place a fine and complete stock of jewelry.
Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.
Dr. Ellis, an excellent dentist from St. Paul, Minnesota, has arrived in Arkansas City, and associated himself with Dr. M. B. Vawter in the dental business. Both are competent work-men, therefore, the fine branches of dentistry will be made a specialty. They guarantee satisfaction on all work.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.
Dr. F. F. Ellis, of St. Paul, Minnesota, arrived in Arkansas City on the 4th. Mr. Ellis came with the intention of locating here and engaging in the Dental business. He finally bought a half interest of Dr. M. B. Vawter. Vawter and Ellis will be found at Vawter’s old stand.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
                                                           Episcopal Ladies.
At a meeting held at the residence of Mr. Wyard Gooch, on last Saturday evening, a society was formed for the promotion and advancement of the Episcopalian Church. The society is to be known as the Ladies’ Episcopal Society of Arkansas City. Quite a number of prominent ladies and gentlemen were present, and the following officers were chosen.
Mrs. Dr. A. J. Chapel, President.
Mrs. M. S. Hasie, Vice President.
Mrs. Frank Beall, Secretary.
Mrs. H. C. Nicholson, Treasurer.
Dr. M. B. Vawter and Dr. G. H. J. Hart were selected by the ladies to assist them at their reception and social to be held at the Masonic Hall on the afternoon and evening of January 1, 1885.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.
Drs. J. T. Shepard and M. B. Vawter will go to New Orleans soon by way of Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. They will remain some time, taking in the sights.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
                                                    MAMMA HUBBARD.
The most successful of the season’s social events occurred last night at Highland Hall under the auspices of the Favorite Social Club. A large and select party of maskers were they, who glided about the hall in the many intricacies of the dance. A feast for the eyes was the many colors as they glided in and out in serpentine movements or moved along stately in massed colors. The beautiful costumes of the ladies, the grotesque and glaring ones of the gentlemen, called up scenes of oriental splendor and was soothing and calming while yet exciting to the lookers on. The names of those who were invited to the Ma Hubbard, were, so near as we could learn as follows.
Listed as attending: Dr. J. Vawter and wife; Dr. M. B. Vawter.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 25, 1885.
                                                       Election Proclamation.
I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, Mayor of the City of Arkansas City, County of Cowley, and State of Kansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law do proclaim and make known that there will be an annual election held in the said city of Arkansas City, on the 7th day of April, A. D., 1885, for the purpose of electing a mayor, city treasurer, police judge, and justice of the peace, treasurer of the board of education, 2 constables, one councilman for the term of two years from each of the wards of said city, viz: ward No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4, one councilman for the term of one year from each of the aforesaid wards of the said city of Arkansas City. One member of the board of education for the term of two years from each of the aforementioned wards, and 1 member of the board of education for the term of one year from each of the aforementioned wards. The place for voting at said election will be, First ward at the office of Will L. Aldridge, North Summit Street, Second ward, at the office of Thompson & Woodin’s Star Livery Stable, East 5th Avenue, Third ward at the office of J. H. Hilliard’s, 5th Avenue Livery Stable, west 5th Avenue, Fourth ward at William Blakeney’s New store room, West 7th Avenue, and hereby designate Will L. Aldridge and Timothy McIntire, judges, and M. B. Vawter, A. C. Gould, and C. Grimes as clerks of said election in the first ward; and Uriah Spray and William Gibby, judges, and I. H. Bonsall, J. J. Clark, and Oscar Titus, Clerks of said election in the second ward; and L. E. Woodin, Sr., and John Love, judges, and James Benedict, R. C. Hess, and H. S. Lundy as clerks of said election in the third ward; and H. S. Duncan and Allan Harnley, judges, and Alexander Wilson, Wm. Blakeney, and C. L. Thompson, clerks of said election in the fourth ward. The polls will be opened at 9 o’clock a.m., and closed at 6 o’clock p.m.
In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand this 21st day of March, 1885.
                                        FRANKLIN P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 22, 1885.
Dr. M. B. Vawter is now occupying room No. 1 in the Commercial block as a Dentist’s office, where he invites his patrons to call upon him.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 29, 1885.
M. B. Vawter has removed his dental rooms to the Hasie Block.
Arkansas City Republican, July 25, 1885.
J. F. Dalzell sold his place just west of town Thursday to Dr. M. B. Vawter. The consideration was $1,850.
Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.
Wednesday afternoon, in fraternity hall, mugwump Democracy held their primary pow wow. Friends, it was astonishing what a select crowd was in attendance. Just cast your eye on the following array of talent, which goes to the county convention today.

M. B. Vawter and Judge McIntire were chosen delegates from the first ward; Austin Bailey and Dr. Westfall, alternates. In the second ward, Ex-Street Commissioner Jim Moore and Dr. J. W. Sparks were made delegates and Pat Franey and Tom Braggins, alternates. The third ward, Jas. Benedict and J. M. Collins were denominated delegates, and Wyatt Gooch and E. Elerding, alternates. Fourth ward: Delegates, D. A. McIntire and Hon. E. C. Gage; alternates, John C. Willoughby and Capt. H. M. Maidt. Billy Gray and G. W. Ford were made delegates at large and C. T. Thurston and D. J. Buckley, alternates. Judge McIntire was chairman of the meeting and Edward C. Gage, secretary. A new departure was made in the convention. The delegates were left uninstructed. How are they to vote intelligently?
Arkansas City Traveler, November 18, 1885.
M. B. Vawter, the dentist, has deferred his journey to Florida till the beginning of next month; he had proposed leaving the 1st of November. The press of professional work is the cause of the postponement.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 2, 1885.
Dr. M. B. Vawter announces to our readers that he will be absent from the city about three weeks. His project of a winter sojourn in Florida he seems to have abandoned. His visit is to Kentucky and Louisiana.
Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.
Dr. M. B. Vawter, the dentist, has returned home from his Florida trip.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
M. B. Vawter returned last week from his trip to the south, having taken in the New Orleans exposition.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 30, 1885.
                                                Mayor’s Election Proclamation.
                                                     VOTING PRECINCTS:
First ward: Office of Illinois Coal Co., North Summit Street.
Second ward: Office of Thompson & Woodin, East Fifth Avenue.
Third ward: Office of J. H. Hilliard, West Fifth Avenue.
Fourth ward: Office of the City Livery Stable, West Central Avenue.
                                                    JUDGES AND CLERKS:
First ward: S. J. Rice, J. P. Eckles, and W. D. Kreamer as judges; and A. E. Kirkpatrick and M. B. Vawter as clerks.
Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
                                     Real Estate Transfers of Monday and Tuesday.
                                             LOWE, HOFFMAN & BARRON.
                                       M. B. Vawter to J. F. Hoffman, 1 lot, $340.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
M. B. Vawter made the purchase yesterday of two lots and a cottage on North Summit Street of M. C. Copple: consideration $900.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.
B. H. Dixon, who has been getting his hand in as a dental operator in M. B. Vawter’s rooms, left a few days ago for Kansas City, to attend a course of lectures there.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.
J. D. Vawter and family left on the Santa Fe train yesterday, after a month’s visit with his brothers in this city.
Dr. and Mrs. Vawter have a son...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Vawter, this morning, a boy.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.
Good Feathers For Sale. Apply to Mrs. Neiderland, or at Dr. M. B. Vawter’s dental rooms, over Matlack’s store.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 22, 1886.
DENTISTS. Over First National Bank.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Jas. A. Loomis and M. B. Vawter have entered into partnership with Andrews & Anderson in the real estate business. The new firm will be Andrews, Anderson & Co., and their office is over the National bank.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
Dr. M. B. Vawter, of the firm of Andrews, Anderson & Co., made several large sales of real estate to Louisville friends yesterday.


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