Caldwell, Geuda Springs, Caldwell.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.
O. A. Beeson, of Caldwell, will locate at Geuda Springs and engage in the book and stationery trade.
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.
A BUILDING BOOM. Two New Hotels Projected.
The satisfactory manner in which all matters relating to the occupancy of the Cherokee Strip by the stockmen has been settled, has greatly encouraged our citizens, so much so, that they have undertaken two hotel projects, one hotel to be erected on the corner of Main and Fourth streets, and the other on the corner of Main and Seventh streets.
An organization of a company to build the first was completed on Monday, all the stock being subscribed and the articles of incorporation sent to Topeka to be filed with the Secretary of State.
The officers of the company are as follows:
A. M. Colson, president.
O. Beeson, vice-president.
W. N. Noble, treasurer.
John Doubleday, secretary.
Directors: A. Muntzing, H. Lebreton, J. R. Swartzel, W. N. Nobel, and C. F. Hulbert.
The capital stock of the company is $10,000, and the building is to be 50 x 100 feet, three stories high.
The enterprise shown by the parties who have taken hold of this matter, is worthy of the highest commendation, showing as it does, a confidence in the future of Caldwell, and a determination on their part to make that future secure.
ARTICLE CONTINUES...MENTIONS MR. WOODSON, PROPRIETOR OF THE LELAND HOTEL, BEING INFECTED WITH THE SPIRIT OF IMPROVEMENT, MAKING PLANS TO ERECT AN ADDITION WHICH WOULD GIVE HIM AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY ROOMS....REFERS TO HIM AS SAM WOODSON.
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, April 5, 1883.
The City Election.
The COMMERCIAL’s lariat roped in the old city government, with the addition of O. Beeson as one of the council. It couldn’t pull Judge Kelly through, for Ross got there by a plurality vote.
Mayor Colson was re-elected unanimously, which was a high and deserved compliment.
All the old members of the council have also good reason to be proud of the endorsement given them at the hands of their fellow citizens.
The new government will stand as follows: A. M. Colson, Mayor; J. W. Dobson, M. H. Bennett, A. McLain, William Corzine, O. Beeson, councilmen; T. H. B. Ross, police judge.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.
The following officers were elected at the Caldwell city election last week: A. M. Colson, mayor; T. H. B. Ross, police judge; A. McLain, Wm. M. Corzine, J. W. Dobson, M. H. Bennett, and O. Beeson, councilmen.
[NOTE: The above items were the last ones that appeared about O. A. Beeson. It is not known if he remained at Caldwell or moved elsewhere. MAW]