KSHS Microfilm Reel #K670, Kiowa HERALD, Barber County, Kansas
Transcription prepared August 16, 2006 by Harry Shetrone

Thursday, November 20, 1884
"The Cowboy on Roller Skates": I am more used to riding on horseback, but last night I thought I'd try them little wagons. I got one with a double clinch, and another one to match it, and as soon as I straddled the layout I could feel them begin to bow their backs, and was wishing I had a buck rein, because I was expecting them to stiffen their knees and go to bucking every minute, but they didn't. I walked them over to the other end of the corral to gentle 'em a little, and directly they started off at an easy canter, and were coming around back right through the herd; and there was a dude there with 'a stiff hat, who was trying to cut out a Polled Angus heifer, in a blue dress, and I fouled and roped both my hind legs with a hoop skirt, and it had me stretched out ready for branding, quicker'n a spring calf can bawl with his mouth open and his lungs stretched. But I got up and got on again, and you oughter seen me exercise them vehicles. Of course they'd buck when I tried to hurry 'em, and they rear up and fall back when I tried to stop 'em too quick, but I'll leave it to the boss herder of the whole roundup if I didn't gallop 'em around there for three or four hours and had 'em roll over and over with me, and they didn't get me off.

Thursday, December 25, 1884
A. W. Rumsey has purchase a large time lock safe and will soon place it in his store room.

The school report of the Kiowa school will be found in this issue it being
unavoidably omitted last week.

Wm. Chown and Mike O'Shee have just built an ice house and are now busy putting up 100 tons for next summer.

Mr. J. A. Martin called in Tuesday with some of the finest samples of home made butter from M. M. Leach farm north of town.

Mack T. Morris' is the place to buy barb wire. He is making the barb wire business a specialty. Don't omit calling at his store when in Harper.

Wiley Cowan was in Tuesday after a trip to the ranch. He will continue as foreman of the Eagle Chief Pool when the division is made next spring.

D. Donnovan, a stockholder in the Eagle Chief Pool and proprietor of the P. C. range, was a pleasant caller Monday on his way to his home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He says that the present storm is the most severe one he has seen in this country during the past five years, and is beginning to tell on the cattle on the range.

Scarcely a day passes without the harness and saddlery store of Andrews & Swain sending out a new set of harness or a new saddle. The manager, Geo. W. Wells, is always on hand attending to business, and the farmers and cow-men generally are becoming acquainted with his superior goods, and as a consequence the store is being well patronized. Call in an judge for yourself.

As N. D. Conine was pulling out of Ishmael & Rudolph's barn last Saturday with a load of provisions for the Eagle Chief Pool he met with quite a serious accident by falling backwards from the wagon. It was thought for a time that his spine was broken, but upon Dr. Alyes being called it was ascertained that his injuries were not serious and thanks to the Doctor's care he is now able to be about.

We are again subject to the pleasant necessity of adding twenty-five new subscribers from Wellington to our list. It is perhaps needless to state that W. E. Campbell, the Croesus of the HERALD office, has sent them in. This last "contribution" makes a total of about 300 subscribers which Mr. Campbell has procured for us. We can candidly say we do not believe that there is one man in Anthony, Wellington, Caldwell or Wichita who has not been drummed by Mr. Campbell in the interest of the HERALD.

At the directors meeting held at Harper last week the bank of New Kiowa was established with a capital stock of $100,000, and chartered to do business at New Kiowa and Harper. The following directors were elected: A. Drumm, W. E. Campbell, J. L. B. Ellis, O. P. T. Ewell, and F. H. Shelley. The officers are: A. Drumm, president, O. P. T. Ewell, vice president; F. H. Shelley, secretary; J. L. B. Ellis cashier, Bank of New Kiowa; Abner Bourne, cashier at Harper. The Harper bank of Ellis & Bourne will still be known under its former name but will be a branch of the bank of New Kiowa. The contract for the building has already been let and business will be opened up in New Kiowa as soon as the building is erected. The bank of New Kiowa is one of the stongest banking institutions in the southwest and people can transact business with it without any fear or cause of alarm.
Christmas Supper.

The supper for those participating in the Christmas ball will be served by mein hoste, J. A. Dwyer, at the New Kiowa House. The table will be spread with the most seasonable delicacies, and the supper will add very materially to the enjoyment of the evening.

A Reliable House. Geo. M. Remer is always reliable and tries to secure the best of everything for his patrons. He now has bought a large quantity of Beggs' Cherry Cough Syrup, and is always willing and ready to recommend it to every one in need of a preparation for Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis and Consumption, as he knows of no other remedy that is gaining such a wide reputation. Sample bottles free.

Jas. Wilson has returned from a hunt in the territory. He is the only hunter ever known to tell the truth, so we let him down easy.

Language of the Skating Rink. For the benefit of our readers who skate we will say that flirtations can be carried on as well with skates as with handkerchief, flowers or fan. From several sources and from observations we can state the following to be the exact "language of the skate":

Lying flat before your partner - Do you tumble?

Standing on you head — We are watched.

Punching your partner in the sash with your right skate — Come to my arms.

Tying your legs in a bow know — I feel kittenish.

Sitting down without touching the floor with anything except what you sit on — I need sympathy.

Sliding across the room on your stomach — I am bound for heaven.

Holding both skates about four feet from the floor — Distress signal.

Butting the lady in front of you in the small of the back with your head — You are in danger.

Crossing the floor on you hands and knees — You seem cold.

Sitting down with so much emphasis as to rend the seams of your garment — Loan me your Ulster.

Striking the floor with your neck and right ear - I am lonesome.

Making a V on the floor by sitting down with you feet apart — You are false.

Rolling on the floor and tearing your garments - I'm thinking of home and mother.

Backing out of the door with a friend between you the crowd — I'm in trouble. Good evening.

Frank Whitney started last week for a visit to Athens, Illinois.

Thursday, January 1, 1885
Mail leaves Kiowa Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 A.M. Arrives at Harper at 6 P.M. Leaves Harper Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 A.M. Arrives at Kiowa at 6 P.M.
Mail leaves Kiowa Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 A.M. Arrives at Medicine Lodge at 4:30 P.M. Leaves Medicine Lodge Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 A.M. Arrives at Kiowa at 4:30 P.M.

Notice. On and after January 1st, 1885, Charles E. Tatlock will assume full control and management of the Kiowa HERALD. All bills due and coming due will be collected by him. We gladly recommend him to the public and ask for a continuance of the patronage for him with which we were favored. Holmes & Flynn.

A Happy New Year.

John Campbell is at Caldwell.

Winfield Roller Mills flour in town.

The Oklahoma fever appears to be spreading.

Dave Thomas is here from Oklahoma.

Medicine Lodge's new hotel is called the "Grand" — what?

Hazelton has organized a vigilance committee.

Gregory returned Tuesday from a trip to Attica.

See the advertisement of the Long-Bell Lumber Co in another place.

Don't forget the grand ball at old Kiowa to-night. A good time is insured.

Lake City claims it will be the terminus of two railroads — in the sweet bye and bye.

Dr. T. E. Alyea has just received a set of dental instruments and is prepared to extract teeth.

On and after January 12 the mail for Kiowa and Hazelton will come from Attica instead of Harper.

Uncle Jake Chenoweth and family arrived from Illinois last week and are at the New Kiowa Hotel.

Charley Moore has relinquished his position at the New Kiowa Hotel and gone to West Brook Texas.

A. Carrol of Murphy & Carroll of Wellington, and Murphy, Carroll & Brough, of this place spent Monday in town.

Medicine Lodge has donated the right-of-way to the Southern-Kansas RR in order to induce them to run the branch from Attica there.

From Lucifer we learn that Mr. Walker who lately proved up a claim west of here will lecture in Kansas, Missouri and Dakota before returning.

What has become of sunny Kansas?
The famous brands "Superb" and "Homo" flour in town.
Holmes, Flynn & Co., are locating settlers on government land.
Ask your merchant for the popular Winfield Roller Mills flour.
Dr. T. E. Alyea is now attending to filling prescriptions at Dr. Downtain's drug store.
J. M Winters of McKean & Winters, is laid at the new Kiowa Hotel with a sprained knee.
Go to Mack T. Morris at Harper for your stoves. He has a large assortment and is selling very low.
M. A. Bates today opens up the "Delmenica" restaurant and is prepared to wait upon the public at his cozy rooms.
Thos. Crayen is authorized to receive subscriptions for the HERALD. Any kindness shown him will be duly appreciated.
Miss Molly Squires was a pleasant caller Monday. She has an eye to business and has invested in New Kiowa real estate.
Mrs. K. F. Rudolph and children arrived from Ottowa and have begun house-keeping and our friend Kan looks happy.
We have been asked what we think of Caldwell and can say it is the most pushing and business like city we have seen in the southwest.
The advertisement of the Bank of Hazelton appears in this issue. Mr. Steck, the cashier is a clever gentleman and will treat all cordially and attend to their business with great promptness.
Holmes & Flynn desire to inform the public that they can still be found at their old place in the HERALD building where they will be pleased to attend to all matters pertaining to Real Estate, Loan and Commission business.

Christmas. The day was duly observed in town. The hotels outdid themselves in the preparation of their menu. The New Kiowa Hotel presented its patrons with a handsome bill of fare from which to order their delicacies. The Occidental served a free Christmas dinner and was well patronized. The day passed very quietly and although the town was full of boys from the range, there was not a ruffle to mar the peace and quiet of the town. The day glided sway without any thing to disturb the quiet and peace of the town, and when night came about seventy couples assembled at the hall, which had been prepared for the occasion, and tripped the light fantastic. The assemblage at the ball was one of the most brilliant ever seen in the south-west. The ball continued until about eleven o'clock when all repaired to the New Kiowa Hotel where mein host Dwyer and lady had a sumptuous supper prepared. After partaking of the repast the merry dancers repaired to the hall again where, keeping step with the melodious strains of the music, they busied themselves until the wee hours of the morning.

The Sentinel has it "straight" that Harper & Western railroad will be pushed on at once with intention of reaching New Kiowa as early in the spring as possible. - Harper Sentinel.

The HERALD acknowledges the receipt of a box of "Imported Jumbo" cigars from Jim Wilson of the Eagle Chief, and a handsome briar pipe and pouch of tobacco from M. A. Bates upon Christmas day.

New Years Hop.

The parties having the Thanksgiving hop and supper in charge, having met with such a flattering success at the town of old Kiowa, are determined to give their patrons another night's enjoyment and have concluded to give another hop on New Year night January 1885, and invite the public generally to attend. Don't forget New Years night.

The people about Round Mound spent a very enjoyable Christmas at the bachelor quarters of Pond and Cameron. An oyster supper was served at Louis Downtain's. Our informant says Charley Olmstead figured as a heavy weight masticator while the others were — too full for utterance.

Thursday, April 2, 1885
Skating Rink Opening.

Although the skating rink of this city is completed and being used each evening by a merry crowd on rollers, the formal opening will not occur until one week from to-morrow night, Friday, April 10, at which time there will be given a grand free skate and ball to which everybody is invited.

The rink is large enough to accommodate one hundred skaters, and the floor is one of the best in the state, being of hard maple, dressed after it was laid down. Capt. Rumsey has made every effort to furnish a place of amusement for both ladies and gentlemen, and his efforts are appreciated by the public. The grand skate and ball will be free to everyone, and all will be made welcome.

Thursday, April 16, 1885
The skating rink was opened with a free skate and ball last Friday night which was participated in by over forty couples. Skating was kept up until about ten o'clock, when the string band of this city, composed of Messrs. Smith, Cook, Laughman and Henderson, occupied the stand in the center of the hall and sets were formed for a quadrille. From that time until two o'clock the light fantastic was enjoyed by all, and the most pleasant evening's amusement that has yet taken place in the city is credited to Capt. Chas. Rumsey.

Thursday, November 5, 1885
Culver & Donovan are agents for Glidden wire; its name is a sufficient recommendation for this wire. They also have a car load of St. Louis wire.

All persons having any kind of cattle for sale should place them in the hands of P. A. Thompson & co., who will find buyers for them at a reasonable commission.

Call at the brick yard of Spicknall & Pryor, 1-2 mile north of town, when you want good brick.

I am prepared to winter 100 head of cattle in good shape. Signed: A. J. Erwin, Old Kiowa, Kansas

Parties wishing to buy or sell any kind of real estate or live stock should call on P. A. Thompson & Co., next door to the Hardwick Hotel.

K. H. Kendall, at the City Bakery, is the place to buy bread, pies and cakes. Everything fresh and of the best quality.

Dr. R. C. Turner, dentist, New Kiowa, Kansas. Artificial teeth inserted, from one to an entire set. Gold fillings a specialty. All work warranted.

Don't forget the dance at the Palace Rink on Wednesday night of each week. Mr. Rumsey should be encouraged in his efforts to maintain an amusement of this style in our city by a liberal patronage from our citizens.

Go to the Green Front drug store, opposite the Hardwick House, for your drugs, patient medicines and toilet articles. Everything first-class and courteous treatment to all. — Hockenberry & Co., Proprietors.

Mrs. May Sturgeon's restaurant on Main Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, is first class, new and complete. The bill of fare consists of the best the market affords. She cordially invites the public to come and partake of her courteous table. Prices reasonable.

The Wednesday evening dances at the rink have been discontinued and the evening will hereafter be devoted to skating.

Hon. T. M. Potter, a prominent citizen of Peabody, and a member of the state board of agriculture was registered at the Hardwick House this week.

A great many coal houses have been built and filled in this city in the past two weeks. Evidently the citizens are preparing for a coal famine this winter.

Improvements in New Kiowa goes bravely on. Houses are springing up all over town and many citizens are building extensions to their dwellings.

W. A. Hopkins, of this place went up to Medicine the night of the election to assist the boys in counting out the votes. In the darkness he upset his buggy and came home with a black eye.

Wednesday evening, while chasing a wolf, Dr. Cloud was thrown from his horse, and severely injured. The doctor was unconscious for several hours and in that condition was brought to town in a buggy. Thursday morning he was able to be down town, but was feeling very badly.

E. W. Thompson, of the real estate firm of P. A. Thompson & Co., left for Texas last Saturday. He will first go to Mobeetie and then will visit other points in the Panhandle. One of the objects of the trip is for the purpose of opening up a mail line between this point and Mobeetie. Also to locate a branch land office.

Dr. T. R. Hoover, H. E. Hoover and J. F. Johnson of Tennessee, after looking over different parts of Kansas, have selected New Kiowa for their future homes. Dr. Hoover will practice his profession at this place and the other two gentlemen went back to Tennessee to settle up their business and will return with their families about the first of January.

Election in New Kiowa passed very pleasantly and very quietly. There was some spirited electioneering done and some challenges made, but good humor prevailed during the entire day, and we doubt if there is a town of its size in the state where better order prevailed than in this city.

A dense black mass of smoke from prairie fire showed up at sunset Sunday evening against the eastern sky, but by dark it had disappeared. After dark to the west of town another large fire was burning, and burned late in the night. Our farmers and ranchmen cannot use too much caution in setting out fires. Letting fires get away either by carelessness or accident a person becomes criminally liable.

A shooting affray occurred at Medicine Lodge on Wednesday between Riley Lake, son of Reuben Lake, of Lake City, and G. M. Martin, an attorney, of Medicine Lodge, in which the latter received serious if not fatal wounds. Martin was shot twice — once in the head and again in the leg. A dispute arose over the election. It is said Martin fired the first shot, but without effect. Lake made no attempt to escape, and was taken in charge by the officials.

Medicine Lodge people would have the outside world understand that New Kiowa is the wickedest town in Barber county, yet on Wednesday there was more drunkenness upon the streets of Medicine Lodge than can be seen in New Kiowa in a month. The election in New Kiowa passed off very quietly, considering the interest that was manifested by both parties. No fights, no drunkenness and not a single arrest made during the day. Medicine Lodge is not a fit subject to preach morals to either Dodge City or Fort Worth, Texas.

If you want sugar, If you want tea, If you want coffee, If you want canned goods, If you want dried fruits, If you want clothing, If you want barbed wire, Or in fact if you want anything to be found in a first-class general merchandising establishment, call at the store of Lovejoy — Glasscock Trading Co., Main street, New Kiowa, Kansas, where you can always get bargains in anything you want. No trouble to show goods.

Thursday, November 12, 1885
Millinery and Dress Making.

We wish to call the attention of the ladies that we are now prepared to do all kinds of sewing, dress making, etc. We carry a large stock of millinery, hats, bonnets, ribbons, plumes and ladies wear. We solicit a share of your patronage. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call and see us. Mrs. O'Neil & Miss Alday, South side Main Street, New Kiowa, Kansas.

C. W. and E. G. McAnulty, two well known and highly respected young gentlemen of this city, have opened a Farmers' Loan Office in this city, and will be found at C. P. Orwan's lumber office, where they will be pleased to meet the farmers and citizens generally of Barber county. They loan money on real estate at lowest rates and without delay, as their money is always on hand. Call on them.

J. Baumstark & Co. have the contract for roofing the new building of the Lovejoy-Glasscock Trading Co. It will be put on with a standing groove, and will be the first house in town to be covered with that kind of a roof.

C. I. Barker, a first-class wagon and carriage workman, has opened a repair shop in this city and is prepared to do all kinds of repair work in good shape and on short notice. He will be found at Simpson Bro's blacksmith shop, on Campbell St.

Charley Vautier spoke to us two or three times this week about wanting some local advertising in this issue, but as he failed to get around to see us we suppose he has been too busy loading out grain to take time to write out what he wanted.

Ordinance No. 24 was passed by the city council recently and takes effect after its publication in this issue of the HERALD. Read it carefully, and if your stoves, stove-pipes or flues are in unsafe condition do not wait to fix them until you are notified by the marshal to do so.

Doctors Taylor & Hoover have formed a partnership and opened an office in J. T. Lawrence's real estate office, formerly occupied by May & Boyer. Both gentlemen are recent arrival, but they come highly recommended and will doubtless meet with success in the pursuit of their profession here.

Dr. Downtain is becoming famous as a wolf hunter. Saturday, in company with J. E. White, he killed a large coyote, and Monday while hunting alone, his dogs ran down another one, which the doctor dispatched with his revolver. He has two splendid young gray hounds which can pick up a wolf in a short distance.

Next Tuesday night, at Medicine Lodge, the second of a series of three races will be urn at the skating rink between M. M. Dension of this city and Perry McKay of Medicine Lodge. At the rink in this city last Friday night Mr. Denison won the first race. The one Tuesday night will be closely contested, but his friends are confident Myrt will win.

Council Proceedings. Council Chamber, City of New Kiowa, Kansas, November 4th, 1885. Council met in adjourned session at 8:30 a. m., November 4th, 1885. Present, mayor Dobson, councilmen Brough, Cookson, Richardson, Schemerhorn and Wilson and the city clerk. The minutes of the past meeting were read and approved. Bills were allowed as follows:
J. Baumstark & Co., police nippers, etc $4.50
Tom Reilly, special police 2.50
Sam Rodgers, special police 2.50
Dobson & Campbell, desk for city clerk's office, etc 43.50
J. W. Dobson & J. W. Cookson, cash paid Orner & Sample 50.00
Ishmael & Rudolph, carriage 2.00
Wm. McKean, cash paid for recording deed 1.70
T. J. Reosomer, 24 meals for prisoner 4.80
City marshal filed report for October showing fines collected $375
Ordinance No. 24 entitled "Ordinance Relating to the Prevention of Fires," was introduced, read a first, second and third time and adopted by the following vote: Yeas Brough, Cookson, Richardson, Schemerhorn and Wilson. No nays. \tab Adjourned. William McKean, City Clerk.

An exchange says there is absolutely no excuse for having poor roads in Kansas. So say we. The grading is light, drainage easily obtained, the soil so well adapted to the making of good roads when properly drained, and stone so abundant and convenient for MacAdamizing, that we ought everywhere to have the best roads. Nowhere in the world can they be built so cheaply.

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