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Rev. J. O. Campbell

Arkansas City Traveler, May 10, 1882.
We received a pleasant call last Monday morning from Rev. Campbell, the newly arrived pastor of the U. P. Church of this city. Mr. Campbell is a gentleman of pleasant address and we heartily wish that his ministerial labors amongst us may bear fruit abundantly.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 21, 1882.
Rev. Fleming will be absent next Sabbath among the Nez Perce Indians, taking part in Communion services. There be no preach­ing at the White church in the morning, but in the evening the pulpit will be occupied by Rev. Mr. Campbell; pastor of the U. P. church, of this city.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1882.
Married. 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, August 9, 1882.
Rev. J. O. Campbell, who has been filling the pulpit of the U. P. church in this city for several months past, returned to Pennsylvania yesterday, to attend another term at college. Mr. Campbell is a first-class scholar, a good speaker, and a genial gentleman, and has made hosts of warm friends during his short stay with us.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882.
Rev. Campbell, of the United Presbyterian church, has concluded his labors in Arkansas City for the present. He preached in the White church last Sunday evening. The sermon was one of Rev. Campbell’s best ones, and was highly appreciated by all who heard him. During Rev. Campbell’s short stay among us,  he has shown himself to be a minister of more than ordinary merit, and has made himself many friends here.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.
Rev. Campbell, whom many of our people will remember as having preached at the U. P. Church several months last year, has received a call to become their pastor and is expected to arrive here in time to hold services one week from next Sabbath. Mr. Campbell made many friends during his former stay, who will be pleased to welcome him back.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.
The ladies of the U. P. Church will give a social in honor of the arrival of Rev. J. O. Campbell, Friday evening, June 22nd, at the residence of Maj. Sleeth. Everybody invited.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.
Rev. J. O. Campbell, who was to have arrived in the city last week was delayed on the road by high waters at St. Louis and Kansas City, and consequently did not arrive in town till Monday noon. Rev. Campbell has been called to the pastorate of the U. P. Church of this city and will be heartily welcomed back by former friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.
There will be regular services held in the U. P. Church of this city every Sabbath as follows: Morning service commencing at 11 o’clock and evening service commencing at 7:30 o’clock. J. O. CAMPBELL, PASTOR.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.
Rev. J. O. Campbell’s initial services at the U. P. Church last Sunday were largely attended both morning and evening.
The following item was written by editor H. P. Standley...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 5, 1883.
The ladies of the U. P. Church, of this city, and their pastor, Rev. Campbell, have our sincere thanks for their kind remembrance of us at their festival last week by the presentation of an elegant Cyclopedia of Quotations. The work will ever occupy a prominent place in our library and thus ever remind us of the kind friends by whom it was donated.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.
Rev. Campbell was the recipient of a handsome Christmas gift from his congregation. In the absence of the reverend gentleman his rooms were raided, and his old furniture replaced with an elegant suite of walnut. Was he surprised? We should remark, and we are glad of it.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell is once more at home in our city, having returned from his visit to Pennsylvania.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.
CHURCHES. There are numerous denominations in Arkansas City. The Presbyterians have a fine structure and a large and constantly increasing congregation. The pastor, Rev. S. B. Fleming, has served his congregation acceptably for years. Much of the church’s prosperity is due to his untiring efforts in her behalf.
The Methodists have a large and commodious building, and a numerous and efficient membership. The minister of the church is Dr. D. W. Phillips, a learned, pious, and zealous gentleman, who well deserves the implicit trust his members have reposed in him.
The United Presbyterian Church is in charge of Rev. J. O. Campbell, a young man of remarkable literary and oratorical powers. Under his potent effort the church has largely increased in numbers.
The Free Methodists are erecting a new church, and the Baptists have secured a fine site for their contemplated edifice, which will be constructed in early spring.
Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell has kindly consented to give weekly explanations of the Sabbath school lessons.
Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell left Friday for Anthony. He will preach at that place on Sabbath day, and return home Monday. There will be no services at the United Presbyterian Church, next Sabbath. There will be services the following Sabbath, both morning and evening.
Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell will preach next Sabbath evening from the text: “Every man in his own place.” There will be services each succeeding Sabbath evening until further notice.
Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.
The late musical convention, held by Prof. Seager, has thoroughly aroused our people to the importance of musical culture. . . .
We most heartily welcome this new enterprise, the Arkansas City Choral society, perfected at a meeting held in the U. P. Church on last Wednesday evening.
The following is a list of the officers and executive committee: Pres., Wm. M. Sleeth; Vice Pres., Rev. S. B. Fleming; Sec. and Treas., J. O. Campbell; Musical Director, W. D. Mowry; Asst. Musical Director, Rev. Harris. Executive Committee: Geo. E. Hasie, Rev. Harris, R. L. Marshall, Mrs. Cunningham, Miss Ella Love.
The society starts out with fifty-six charter members. It meets on next Wednesday evening in the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 o’clock.
Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

DIED. On March 16, 1884, Mrs. Mary Drenan Francisco, wife of Mr. Louis Francisco, of Silverdale Township. Mrs. Francisco has long been a most patient sufferer with that dread disease, consumption. She was a firm believer in the christian faith, and for a long time a member of the U. P. Church. The funeral services, held at Parker schoolhouse, were conducted by Revs. Harris and Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.
The Republican played up the job work they had recently handled. They printed up 50 visiting cards for the Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.
The Arkansas City Choral Society. The above society met at the First Presbyterian Church on last Wednesday evening and perfected its organization by the election of the following officers. President: W. M. Sleeth; Vice President: S. B. Fleming; Secretary and Treasurer: J. O. Campbell; Musical Director: W. D. Mowry; Assistant Directors: H. H. Harris, S. G. Phillips; Pianist: Miss Grace Medbury; Assistant Pianist. Mrs. G. W. Cunningham; Librarian: Andrew Dalzell. [The constitution and by-laws followed.]
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell, accompanied by Prof. Weir, of Baxter Springs, called upon the school yesterday. Prof. Weir is a dignified and cultured gentleman; a graduate of the Indiana University; and is seeking a position as principal of a graded school. From appearances, we believe he would make us an excellent teacher.
Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell and Miss Grace Medbury, F. J. Hess and Miss May Johnson, J. C. Topliff and Miss Virginia Walton, and Mr. Houghton and Miss Ella Love spent several days in the Territory this week, visiting the different agencies.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.
A jolly quartette of couples, composed of J. C. Topliff and Miss Walton, Rev. J. O. Campbell and Miss Medbury, F. J. Hess and Miss Johnson, and Mr. Houghton and Miss Love, took a pleasure trip to Ponca and Otoe agencies last week. They report the best of treatment and a most enjoyable time.
Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.
The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.
From the former were Rev. Cairns and wife; Mr. Johnson and wife; E. H. Bliss and wife; Mr. Hickok and wife; Mr. Gilbert and wife; Mr. Hunt and wife; Mr. Silliman and wife; Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix; Misses C. Bliss and Tyner.

The following were from this city: Mr. Stacy Matlack and wife; Mr. Geo. Cunningham and wife; Mr. Wyckoff and wife; Mr. Allen Ayers and wife; Mr. H. P. Standley and wife; Mr. C. W. Coombs and wife; Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Clevenger, Mrs. Klopf, Mrs. Landes, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. T. C. Bird, Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. B. Goff, Mrs. Cypher, Mrs. H. W. Stewart, Mrs. Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Chapin, Miss Blaine, Miss Fitch, Miss Anna Hunt, Miss Jennie Upton, Mrs. Lent, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. Wood and wife. Twelve came from Winfield, in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city. At one o’clock, a delicious “lap-a-mince,” consisting of dessert, cake, and ice cream was served. The guests are under obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder for a very enjoyable time. The receipts were about $25.00, which will be placed in the general fund for building the new Baptist Church in this city.
The editor of this paper regrets that school duties forbade his attendance, but trusts that dame fortune may yet be kind enough to grant him the acquaintance of so many clever and cultured people.
[Next two items. Traveler had “Rose Lacourt.” Republican had “Rose Losourt.”]
Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.
MARRIED. Married at the Perry House in this city, on Saturday, April 26, 1884, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, in the presence of a few friends, Mr. Carlos M. Cheney to Miss Rose Lacourt, of New Britain, Connecticut. The happy couple left for their home in the Territory the following morning, where they are followed by the congratulations and best wishes of their friends for a long and happy life, in which the TRAVELER heartily concurs.
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.
MARRIED. Married at the parlors of the Perry House, Saturday, April 26, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Carlos M. Cheney, step-son of Col. Pollock, of Ponca, Indian Territory, and Miss Rose Losourt, of New Britain, Connecticut.
Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell goes to Sunny Dale, on next Monday, to preach the sermon at the installation of Rev. Ferguson over that congregation.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.
Revs. Campbell and Fleming exchanged pulpits last Sabbath morning.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.
Rev. Campbell went to Sunny Dale, Sedgwick County, last Monday, to preach the sermon in installation services at that town, returning Tuesday.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell leaves this afternoon for St. Louis to attend the session of the general assembly of the United Presbyterian Church, which holds to Wednesday, June 4. Rev. Walker, of the Baptist society, will occupy Rev. Campbell’s pulpit next Sabbath.
Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.
Rev. P. L. Walker will preach at the United Presbyterian Church next Sunday at 11 a.m.; Rev. J. O. Campbell being absent, attending the General Assembly at St. Louis.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.
Rev. Campbell returned last Friday from attending the general assembly of the United Presbyterian Church at St. Louis. During the session the subject of instrumental music came up, but created such a furore that the matter was left in status quo.
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell returned Monday from St. Louis.
Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The Fourth. The persons who visited our city yesterday witnessed the most memorable celebration that has ever occurred in our city. On the evening of the 3rd the old soldiers lighted their camp fires on the banks of the Walnut, and indulged in a regular old-fashioned army supper. Appropriate speeches were delivered by prominent speakers, and an extremely pleasant evening was enjoyed. Early on the morning of the Fourth, visitors began to arrive and against the time, 10 a.m., had arrived, our streets were well nigh impassible. At the appointed time the Grand Army Post and Arkansas Valley Guards, preceded by the Arkansas City Band, and followed by the multitude in vehicles proceeded to the grounds. At eleven o’clock, prayer was offered by Rev. Fleming, and Rev. J. O. Campbell delivered the oration of the day, which for beauty of conception, depth of thought, and grandeur of delivery could not be surpassed. Dinner was then declared the order of the day, and after a sumptuous feast, eloquent speeches were made by Mr. Stafford, of Iowa, and Mr. Walton, of Bolton. A beautiful selection was recited by Mrs. Ingalls, and the whole exercises were interspersed by choice musical composition by our band. At 4 o’clock a sham battle ensued which for thrilling interest was only slightly inferior to the real. Stands for dancing had been erected and those who chose indulged their fancies to their content. In the evening a magnificent display of fire works interested and entertained large crowds on the street. It is estimated that from six to eight thousand persons were present and what speaks volumes for these people is that not a drunken man was seen.
Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell will start Monday for Pennsylvania to visit relatives and friends. He will be absent during the time of his summer vacation.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.
Rev. Campbell left for Topeka Monday to attend the state convention, after which he contemplates a visit to Connecticut during the hot weather. It is astonishing how hot it is getting now for two or three single gentlemen in this community, and how necessary it is for their comfort to take an eastern trip.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.
The county convention for the election of delegates to the state convention met in Winfield last Saturday, and organized by the election of Hon. W. P. Hackney as chairman, and C. T. Atkinson secretary. After the usual routine work the committee on resolutions reported the following, which were adopted.
Resolved, That we enthusiastically endorse the nomination of J. G. Blaine and J. A. Logan as the standard bearers of the Republican party for president and vice-president of the United States, as worthy men and leaders, and that we heartily subscribe to the principles
enunciated in the platform adopted by the national Republican convention at Chicago in June, of which the nominees are the best exponents and surest pledge.
Resolved, That we most cordially endorse the veto of the Fitz John Porter bill by our president, and in the name of the dead and living heroes of the Union army thank him for preserving their fame and country’s history from such an unlawful usurpation of power and disregard of justice.

Resolved, That we are in favor of pensions for disabled soldiers, and especially those confined in so-called southern prison pens, and that we believe the government has not yet fully acknowledged the debt it owes to the brave men who wore the blue and stood by the government in its time of great peril.
Resolved, That the railroad commission act of this state has not met the reasonable demands of the people in many portions of our state, and we therefore demand such a law as will be uniform throughout the state, and that it be rigidly enforced.
Resolved, That we reaffirm our approval and endorsement of the prohibitory amendment to the constitution of the state of Kansas as settled by the people at the ballot-box, and instruct the delegates from this county to support and sustain this principle by endorsing it in the state platform, and to oppose the resubmission of the question or a constitutional convention.
Resolved, That we instruct the delegates of this convention to vote for Hon. John A. Martin for governor, and Hon. E. S. Torrance for judge of the supreme court, and to use all honorable means to secure their reelection.
Nominations of delegates were next in order, which resulted in the choice of the following gentlemen: Hon. W. P. Hackney, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. B. Kelley, Senator Long, J. W. Henthorn, Hon. C. R. Mitchell, R. C. Maurer.
At the close of balloting, speeches were made by Senator Hackney and C. R. Mitchell, Rev. Campbell and Kelley, and the following resolution was ready by Judge Soward:
Resolved, That the members of this convention take steps looking to the organization of a county Blaine and Logan club. Adopted, and a committee of one in each township was elected to carry out the object of the above resolution.
Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.
There will be no service at the U. P. Church next Sabbath, nor until the return of Rev. Campbell, notice of which will be given.
Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell returned from his summer vacation today, and looks much recreated by his sojourn.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.
Rev. Campbell returned from his Easter trip last Saturday, looking much refreshed by his vacation. There’s nothing like it unless it be more of it.
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell attended the Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church at Kingman Tuesday and Wednesday. He returned home on Thursday.
Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.
Rev. Campbell went to North Cedar last Monday to attend the U. P. Synod of Kansas. Rev. Campbell will be here to preach tomorrow.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
Revs. Campbell and Fleming came home yesterday, after a week’s absence in attendance at the synods of their respective churches.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Rev. J. O. Campbell acquitted himself with honor in the U. P. Synod at North Cedar last week. When resolutions were introduced endorsing St. John, Rev. Campbell arose and poured shot after shot with bomb-shell force against any such proceedings. We are informed that the Reverend made one of the most powerful speeches delivered during the session of the Synod.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell returned from North Cedar Monday. In the Synod a number tried to endorse St. John, but the wiser ones would “none of it.”
Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.
Rev. Campbell gave the Republicans of this city an earnest and able speech last Thursday night in the opera house, drawing forth much applause and making many good points. Rev. Campbell is in the habit of dealing with truths, and whether from the pulpit or stump, they come straight from the heart.
Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.
Rev. J. O. Campbell delivered a rousing speech to the Republicans of Arkansas City, Friday night of last week. Highland Hall was literally packed.
Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.
First speaker was Hon. B. W. Perkins, our congressman. He was received at the depot by Rev. J. O. Campbell and Committeeman Maj. L. E. Woodin. Also received by over 100 men, headed by John Daniels, who welcomed the Plumed Knights of Winfield who came in on a special train plus the Courier band. “They played several strains of music at the depot and on the opera house balcony.” Arkansas City people who furnished martial music: L. J. Wagner, J. S. Daniels, and N. C. Hinkley. Rally held in Highland Hall. At rally music rendered by Winfield Glee Club and the Courier band. Perkins was followed by Messrs. Soward and Jennings of Winfield. Winfield visitors: Henry Asp; Capt. Nipp, a Plumed Knight; Capt. James Finch, who commanded the Plumed Knights.
Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.
W. M. Jenkins, of Defiance, Iowa, arrived in Arkansas City Monday. Mr. Jenkins is of the legal fraternity and desires a place to make his future home. He is an old school mate and college chum of Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.
W. M. Jenkins returned from Topeka with his family Wednesday. Mr. Jenkins, as soon as he can obtain a suitable residence, will commence housekeeping. He is a lawyer and will in a short time open his law office and commence the practice of his profession. He is the college chum of Prof. Campbell, who some time ago said he was desirous of locating in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.
Drs. Love and Mitchell, John Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and Lawyer McBride, of Wellington, will next week spend several days in the territory on a hunting expedition.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
Chas. Booth, of Detroit, Michigan, is in Arkansas City visiting friends. He is a friend of Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

John and Dr. J. D. Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Dr. G. H. J. Hart, W. D. Howlett, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Dr. J. A. Mitchell, did not go on their hunting excursion last week, but will start next Monday for the Cimarron River.
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
The hunting party consisting of Drs. G. Hart, J. A. Mitchell, Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and others returned the first of the week.
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
The Auction Social. Last Tuesday evening, at the residence of J. L. Huey, the social event of the season occurred. The Presbyterian ladies are renowned for their successful entertainments, but this, the auction social, excelled all others. The weather was somewhat inclement, but nevertheless the large residence was filled to its utmost capacity with guests to partake of Mr. and Mrs. Huey’s hospitality. The entertainment of the vast assemblage was begun by a panoramic view of a dream by Frank Hess. Mr. Hess indulged his appetite to too great an extent in mince pies, which caused him to pass into dreamland. As he lay in the arms of Morpheus, several unique, as well as very laughable, scenes were presented to the audience as Mr. Hess performed the role of a gentle deceiver. One scene was where Frank’s thoughts reverted to the laughing darkey who made the pie; finally Mr. Hess was awakened from dreamland, and the guests were then entertained by music and singing. The Chinese song, rendered by Messrs. Hutchison and Grosscup, was justly applauded. Their shadow picture imitations of Chinamen eating rats, resembled the real performance so perfectly that some of the guests’ appetites were stayed before supper was announced. The selling of the ladies now occurred. Rev. J. O. Campbell performed in the role of the auctioneer. To say that he was a success hardly expresses it. It sounded somewhat natural to hear his well trained voice crying: “I am offered 95, who will make it $1?” The auctioneering of the ladies was highly rousing, and the bidding lively. The good natured contest for the lady on sale, made the entertainment more enlivening. The ladies were all masked. The prices ranged from 75 cents up to $7.00, Miss Ida Lowe being the fortunate lady who brought that price. It will be seen by a glance at the list that Geo. W. Cunningham was almost equal to Brigham Young. We always knew George was a great admirer of the ladies, but never thought he had turned Mormon. Appended is the list of the “sold” ladies and their purchasers, as near as we could obtain them. Miss Ella Love to E. D. Eddy; Miss Maggie Sample to G. W. Cunningham; Miss Ida Lowe to J. L. H. Huey; Miss Ora Farrar to F. K. Grosscup; Miss Viola Bishop to F. B. Hutchison; Miss Mary Love to Dr. S. B. Parsons; Miss Albertine Maxwell to A. A. Newman; Miss Alto Maxwell to J. M. Steel; Miss Hattie Corey to Fred Farrar; Miss Nellie Nash to Dr. J. A. Mitchell; Miss Eva Collins to E. L. Kingsbury; Miss Myrtle Jones to G. W. Cunningham; Miss Jennie Peterson to Dr. Love; Miss Lizzie Gatwood to H. Wyckoff; Miss Liiase [?] Guthrie to Dr. G. H. J. Hart; Miss Alice Pyburn to R. U. Hess; Miss Rose Morse to G. W. Cunningham; Miss Annie Bowen to J. R. L. Adams; Mrs. Henderson to G. W. Cunningham; Mrs. Nicholson to J. M. Steele; Mrs. Geo. Cunningham to Rev. W. H. H. Harris; Mrs. E. D. Eddy to Ivan Robinson; Mrs. E. L. Kingsbury to Phil. A. Snyder.
The purchase of a lady entitled the buyer to his supper. The handsome sum of $43.75 was realized in this manner. Mr. Cunningham’s disposal of one of his ladies to her husband for $1—25 cents commission. Songs were rendered by Mrs. Frank Beall, Rev. Harris’ two little boys, and others. Good instrumental music was interspersed in the programme. All in all, it was the event of the season.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
The concert given by the Arkansas City Choral Society last Tuesday evening was well received by those present. Owing to the short notice given and the cold weather, the number present was not as large as expected. The entertainment was very good. Arkansas City prides herself on her musical talent. A much better entertainment could have been given by the society if they had taken more time in preparation. A number of pieces were rendered exceptionally well, and showed what they were capable of doing. The quartet composed of Messrs. Campbell, Mowry, Swarts, and Matlack rendered several pieces admirably. The cornet solo with piano accompaniment was given by J. C. Hoyt and Mrs. Frank Beall, and is worthy of mention.
Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
A Hunt Down on the Cimarron. The following bit of hunting experience was written by one of the hunting party composed of Drs. Love, Mitchell, Hart, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and others.
“On the 23rd of November last a something on four wheels, which on close inspection proved to be a wagon, hid by its miscellaneous load of tents, blankets, and other necessaries for a hunting jaunt drew up in front of the Hotel de Windsor to receive its last but most precious cargo, viz: The Patriarch, the celebrated Indian fighter from Ohio, and the French cook (brought out from New Orleans especially for the occasion), who were to proceed the distinguished nimrods and prospectors of the expedition, composed of His Reverence, a great medicine man, a Love of a baker, and Fritz, our boy, who were to follow the next day, which would allow ample time for the Indian terror to clear the country of any objectionable bands of red men before the rear guard should join them at Salt Fork.
“The commissary department, after about eight hours hard driving over soft roads, pitched its tent on Duck Creek (called a creek by courtesy, for there was very little of that fluid that constitutes creeks) for the night. After a hasty meal rapidly prepared by the culinary artist. all hands turned in to dream of the numerous quantities of game to be slain by their party.
“November 24, 5:30 a.m. All hands up, each one very stiff but smiling as pleasantly as a basket of chips and almost upsetting each other in their ludicrous endeavors to appear agile and refreshed by their first night’s slumber in a tent on very damp ground. (Please drop the final letter in damp, and you will have my opinion of that same ground born that first and fully grown and developed by the last night’s experiment of that trip.) Horse hitched and fed, off we go, towards Salt Fork, which point we expected to and did reach by afternoon, where we were soon joined by the nimrods. My countrymen, what a noble sight was presented to us as the chariot drawn by two elegant chargers rushed into view—about ten minutes after a terrific discharge of fire-arms.
“And would’st thou have me paint the scene then listen.”

“Fritz (first cousin of Oliver Twist) with eyes fixed on the provision wagon handled the ribbons seated next to our Love of a pastry cook, who looked as if he could rise on any occasion to show how well bread he was. The back seat was occupied by our learned medico and His Reverence, who presented a beautiful study in red, black, and blue. (Caused by an ambitious attempt to introduce his novel method of shooting a gun heavily charged, held a foot from the shoulder.) Result, one chicken, one black eye, one skinned nose, and a wish I had stayed at home look upon his countenance.
“After a short consultation, each member was assigned to duty. The Patriarch as chaperone, the Doctor as guardian of the bodily welfare of the horses, the Terror as tent pitcher and chief of the fire department, assisted by His Reverence, whose additional work wood necessitate his chopping for the fire.
“One day and a half on the road and only one dozen quails and four chicken, rather a poor showing but still enough to enjoy a royal repast prepared by our culinary artists and embellished by one baker. After supper we gathered around the camp-fire and told Sunday school stories until 8 p.m., when we passed off for slumber in the following order, which was kept up (or rather down) during the remainder of the trip. The Terror and the cook (the lion and the lamb shall etc.); the Doctor and His Reverence (birds of a feather, etc.). The Patriarch and the pastry cook (whom we shall in the future call Biscuits for short) and Fritz were soon wrapped in blankets and the arms of Morpheus.
“November 25, 1 a.m.
‘What time is it,’ from the cook.
‘1 o’clock, go to sleep,’ from the Terror, and the cook subsided until 5 a.m., when all hands turned out very sore but hopeful and soon camp was broken up and a fresh start made  for the river. Half-way over, we stuck on a sand-bar. After some consultation, during which the wheels of the wagon were sinking rapidly into the sand, we concluded to have the least valuable articles, composed of the ammunition, tents, horse-feed, dogs, and cook on the bar to await the return of the other vehicle, which according to the cook’s story was a terrible time. However, all things must end sometime and the cook was soon dug out and carried to terra firma much to the amusement of the rest of the party. To make a long story short, after several small mishaps, we arrived at our destination on the evening of the 26th very fatigued, but still hopeful. The only thing worthy of note was the extreme length of the Indian Territory miles. That night we had quite an artistic meal, in preparation of which the two cooks allowed themselves off.
“The next day everyone started off except the patriarch, who was feeling unwell (not being used to such rich living), and did not participate. After about four hours of fearful rough walking, the party re-assembled at camp with four quails. No one saw anything to shoot except his Reverence, who made several ineffectual efforts to kill four deer with no cartridges in his gun. The deer smiled, and so did we. Our hopes somewhat daunted, we soon turned in for the night very tired and sleepy only to be awakened about a dozen times by the cook, who could not sleep because he was cold and asked the Terror for the time. Patience ceased to be a victim and the Terror requested the cook to go to a perpetual kitchen and buy his own time piece in so terrible a voice that he observed a heavenly silence for the balance of the night.

“Next day the smiles were few and a new plan for slaying the deer was devised. The Terror and cook went out together leaving the rest of the crowd to push their own say into the woods and speculate as to how much of the cook would return. The pair got a few quails and then got lost. Of course, the cook knew the way best, and after wallowing about ten miles, acknowledged he was wrong. The air was literally thick with howls from the Terror, who took offense (a wire one) and went in the opposite direction, meekly followed by the trembling cook, and they were in camp about two hours afterwards. Result of day’s sport, six quail, five tired men. Someone said after supper, ‘I want to go home;” a dead silence, a murmur, finally a deafening uproar, a chorus of ‘so do I,’ settled that we would start the next afternoon. Before retiring the party, minus the cook and boy, started after turkey. They succeeded in getting a few after a couple of hours shooting into a large number.
“Well, we started home the next afternoon after getting stuck in a creek and losing half our cooking utensils, wearing out the horses, and our good humor. We reached home after three days hard driving, sadder but wiser men.
“We got about two dollars worth of game and a hundred dollars worth of experience.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
Programme for Union Services for Week of Prayer. SABBATH EVE. Methodist Church. Leader, Rev. S. B. Fleming. Subject: “The Good Fight of Faith.” MONDAY EVE. Christian Church. Leader, Rev. F. L. Walker. Subject: “Praise and Thanksgiving.” TUESDAY EVE. U. P. Church. Leader, Rev. N. S. Buckner. Subject: “Humiliation and Confession.” WEDNESDAY EVE. Presbyterian Church. Leader, Rev. J. O. Campbell. Subject: “Prayer for the Church of Christ.” THURSDAY EVE. Methodist Church. Leader, Rev. J. P. Witt. Subject: “Prayers for Families and Instructors of Youth.” FRIDAY EVE. Christian Church. Leader, Rev. Lundy. Subject: “For the Nations.” SATURDAY, 2 P.M. U. P. Church. Leader, W. H. Harns. Subject: “Missions, Home and Foreign.” SABBATH, 11 A.M. Presbyterian Church. Leader, N. S. Buckner. Subject: “Waiting for the Lord’s Appearing.” Services begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.
Tomorrow the week of prayer begins. Each minister of the several churches here will open the week of prayer by holding services in their respective houses of worship tomorrow night. On Monday all will unite and hold services at the Baptist Church, Rev. J. P. Witt being the leader. Tuesday night at the U. P. Church with Rev. F. L. Walker leading. Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. J. O. Campbell as leader. Thursday night at M. E. Church, with Rev. S. B. Fleming as leader. Friday night at the Christian Church, Rev. Buckner leading. The place for holding services Saturday night is yet to be decided upon.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
A private circulating library is being formed by ten of Arkansas City’s literary people. The members of the society subscribe for different magazines and have headquarters at Eddy’s drug store. From there the magazines will be taken by the members desiring to read, and returned. Dr. Sparks, T. H. McLaughlin, E. D. Eddy, Dr. J. A. Mitchell, C. R. Sipes, T. J. Sweeney, J. L. Huey, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Rev. J. O. Campbell, C. H. Searing, and others have already joined this literary band.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
MARRIED. Earnest M. Wilson, from near Winfield, was married to Miss Carry Maxwell at the residence of S. E. Maxwell yesterday. Rev. Campbell performed the ceremony. Miss Maxwell is the daughter of our enterprising nurseryman, S. E. Maxwell. We wish the couple bon voyage through life.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of S. E. Maxwell, Miss Carrie Maxwell and E. M. Wilson, Rev. J. O. Campbell officiating.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
The Episcopal ladies were overrun, New Year’s afternoon, with visitors, who came to enjoy their hospitality—which is renowned in Arkansas City. The names of the ladies who received were: Mrs. W. E. Gooch; Mrs. R. E. Grubbs; Mrs. Nicholson; Mrs. M. S. Hasie; Mrs. Frank Beall; Mrs. John Landes; Mrs. J. H. Hilliard; Mrs. A. J. Chapel; Miss Jennie Peterson; Misses Hasie, Etta Barnett, Mame Stineman, Minnie Stewart.
The names of the principal callers we append below.
Maj. M. S. Hasie; Mr. Nicholson; I. H. Bonsall; Dr. H. D. Kellogg; T. S. Moorhead; Dr. J. A. Mitchell; A. D. Hawk; Rev. J. O. Campbell; J. H. Hilliard; Chas. Chapel; Phil. L. Snyder; Ed. L. Kingsbury; Lute V. Coombs; Leavitt Coburn; Frank M. Grosscup; Richard L. Howard; B. E. Grubbs; S. Matlack; C. Mead; John Kroenert; Sam P. Gould; Dr. A. J. Chapel; Wyard E. Gooch; Dr. G. H. J. Hart; C. H. Searing; G. W. Cunningham; F. P. Schiffbauer; Charles Schiffbauer; O. Ingersoll; Sam Wile; Al. Levy; Frank Beall; C. R. Sipes; R. C. Multer.
The ladies received royally, and a royal attendance was the result.
Arkansas City Republican, January 10, 1885.
Several members of the U. P. Church and some non-members came around the first of the week and handed Rev. J. O. Campbell an envelope, which on opening was found to contain a good size bill of money. It was given Rev. Campbell for some purpose, but that Reverend gentleman failed to divulge to us what it was.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.
Rev. J. O. Campbell goes to Wichita Sunday to occupy the pulpit of Rev. Hewitt.
Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.
By previous arrangement the ministers of Arkansas City met in Rev. S. B. Fleming’s study Monday, Jan. 12th, at 3 p.m., and organized a Ministerial Association, electing Rev. S. B. Fleming president and J. C. Witt secretary. The object of the association is to hold conferences on subjects of common interest, promote brotherly love; unite the efforts of christian people of all the churches in the suppression of vice and immorality; and in arousing a healthy moral sentiment in the community and in every possible way subserve the common name of Christ by concerted action. Present: Revs. Buckner, Walker, Campbell, Fleming, and Witt. [COULD NOT READ LAST PART WHICH TOLD WHEN AND WHERE ASSOCIATION WOULD MEET.]
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 7, 1885.

Kansas Day. Of the many pleasant afternoons we have spent in the High School, Thursday, the 29th of January, was certainly the most pleasant. School was in regular session in the morning, but a few of our young artists were busy decorating the boards in honor of Kansas. On the east board, just beneath the picture of the Three Graces, appeared in ornamental capitals the motto, “Ad Astra, Per Aspera,” the work of Mervin Miller. On the south board, in colored crayon, could be read “Westward the Star of Empire takes its way.” In the center of the inscription was a large white star. Below was a sheaf of wheat and above a gigantic sunflower. This was the work of Frank Barnett and Emma Campbell. The opposite board showed a well executed map of Kansas, with a moving wagon coming into it from the east while a grasshopper was crossing its western boundary. Much credit is due to the artist, Miss Constance Woodin. The bell tapped promptly at 1:30 and not only were all the pupils in their seats, but some ten or twelve visitors were also present. The choir opened with America, which was followed by the reading of Watson’s touching poem, “Wounded,” by Mettie Martin. Maggie Gueyer next recited “Our Kansas School Girls,” and was appropriately followed by Walter Pickering with his well written essay, “The Boys of Kansas.” He gave their occupations, amusements, and characteristics and said their chief ambition is to excel other boys, and it was his opinion that they do. He closed with: “May peace, good will, and good luck ever be with the boys of Kansas.” Edward Marshall read his paper on the productions of Kansas, in which he drew a vivid comparison between Kansas as a state and Kansas as a territory. Taylor’s stirring poem, “The Bison Track” was then read by Jacob Endicott. The reading evinced careful preparation. Ollie Kirkpatrick told us “What Eastern People think of us,” giving many absurd theories entertained by eastern people concerning Kansas. A brief biography of John Brown was read by Frank Armstrong, in which were set forth the principal facts of an eventful career. After a short rest, the choir reopened with the “Call to Kansas,” and Flora Gould recited Whittier’s “John Brown of Osawatomie.” Miss Gould is taking pains with her rhetorical work and the students are learning to expect something good whenever she appears. Howard Maxwell then took the rostrum and delivered Beeche’s “Tribute to Kansas,” which is certainly a handsome one. Mr. Maxwell gave place to Effie Gilstrap, who read an excellent paper on our “State Institutions.” She conducted us through the most important of these, giving a condensed history of each. In conclusion she quoted:
“The rudiments of Empire here
Are plastic yet and warm,
The chaos of the mighty world
Are rounding into form.
And westward still; the star which leads
The new world in its train
Has tipped with fire the spears
Of many a mountain chain.”

Tina Hollis next read Percival’s “To an eagle.” She has a fine, clear voice and will make a good speaker. Owing to the limit placed upon the time of each reader and speaker, justice was hardly done the “Literature of Kansas.” However, Miss Hoffman gave us an idea of progress of the state’s literature by commencing with the first issue of the Leavenworth Herald, printed under the elm tree in 1854. She gave account of the State Editorial Association, mentioned in brief the prominent writers of the state, and spoke of our leading magazines, “The Educationalist,” Dr. Hass, editor; the Kansas Review, published by State University; and the Kansas Vanguard, published at Burlington, by Messrs. Hendee and Richmond. Jennie Snyder read the sad story of “La Marais du Cygne” in Whittier’s beautiful language. Lloyd Ruby followed with his humorous composition on the “Grasshopper.” His subject, he said, needed no definition—to those especially who had lived in the state for ten years. He quoted the saying that nothing was created in vain, but he seriously questioned the good intentions of the grasshopper. He did not know what other trials were in store for Kansas, but taking a hopeful view of the future, he trusted all her plagues (if any awaited her) might pass as  quickly and stay away as long as the grasshopper. After another intermission, which was enjoyable from its very brevity [unlike this article], the programme was again resumed by the choir’s rendering the “Song of the Kansas emigrant.” Birdie Martin’s graceful essay, “Ad Astra Per Aspera,” was then listened to with the closest attention. Her opening sentence, “Sunny Kansas will not suffer by comparison with any other state, for she is bound to fulfill the destiny expressed in her motto,” was indicative of the thought and care spent upon the entire paper. Frank Wright next held our attention with the very interesting history of the state seal, and was followed by Alice Lane, who read her essay on the “Schools of Kansas.” She gave us some interesting figures, called the schools Kansas’ foundation stones and ended with:
“For the structure that we raise,
Time is with material filled;
Our todays and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build.
Read’s “Song of the Emigrant” was read by Lillie Fuller. The song is a smooth one and was well rendered. Frank Barnett next read his essay on the Sunflower. After treating his subject from a botanical standpoint, he made the application. He held that the term “Sunflower State,” tho’ probably at first jestingly applied, was one of which Kansas should not be ashamed; and went on to say that no more fitting emblem than the flower, which constantly leaning toward the source of light, could have been selected for a state whose object is to follow as closely as possible the sun of truth and justice.
Lastly came Emma Campbell with her excellent rendition of “Kansas.” Miss Campbell is one of our best speakers, and was rewarded with the applause she so well deserved. Prof. Weir then spoke of the early struggle attending the admission of Kansas and in response to repeated requests, Rev. Campbell came forward. He said he disliked to speak on such an occasion impromptu, but supposed the subject should inspire any true Kansan with sufficient eloquence. His remarks were mainly upon Kansas as an agricultural state, and ere he closed, proved himself to be a true Kansan.
The exercises closed with the singing of the “Red, White, and Blue,” by the whole school. Several well written essays, among which were “Evils of Kansas,” Harry Hill, and the “Geography of Kansas,” Wilford Edward, were of necessity omitted from the programme. We trust that our manner of celebrating Kansas’ twenty-fourth birthday may leave the desired impression on the minds and hearts of our young folks and create in them a love for the state of whose record they may well be proud. I cannot refrain from closing with Forney’s oft quoted words: “If I had been commanded to choose one spot on the globe upon which to illustrate human development under absolute liberty, I could have chosen no part of God’s foot stool so interesting as Kansas, yesterday an infant, today a giant, tomorrow—Who can tell?” HATTIE.
Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.

Rev. J. O. Campbell will not be here to preach tomorrow. He went to Ninnescah today where he will fill the pulpit of Rev. Turnbull.
Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.
St. Valentine’s Day. Next Saturday evening the ladies of the Presbyterian society will celebrate this day with one of their unique and inimitable entertainments. To make the entertainment doubly interesting, a marriage ceremony will be performed. The high contracting parties are citizens well known in our social circle, and when their names we divulge, our readers’ eyes will dilate with astonishment. Everybody is invited to attend the wedding, which will occur in Highland Hall. Rev. J. O. Campbell will act as the “go-between.” The groom, Mr. J. C. Topliff, and the bride, Miss Linda Christian, are the subjects which Rev. Campbell will unite. The bridal couple after the ceremony will enjoy the bounteous feast, which will be prepared by the Presbyterian ladies. Phil Snyder and E. L. McDowell will be the groomsmen and Miss Annie Meigs and Mrs. J. H. Heck the bridesmaids. No invitations will be issued, but a general one to the public is extended. The new couple will please accept the congratulations of the REPUBLICAN in advance although we may be somewhat premature.
N. B. Dear reader, for fear you may think “Top” is really going to be married, we wish to inform you that it is only to be a Japanese wedding and not a binding one. Although they may agree to take each other for better or worse, it is only in fun.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will give a unique entertainment at Highland Hall on the evening of St. Valentine’s Day. First will be a Japanese wedding, in which the high contracting parties will be Jas. C. Topliff and Miss Linda Christian, with Miss Anna Meigs, Mrs. J. W. Heck, Phil L. Snyder, and Ernest L. McDowell as attendants, and Rev. J. O. Campbell as njukkorzatti ogrekzwim, or whatever officiating clergyman is in Japanese, Then there will be an elegant supper for all the guests. There will also be a Japanese table where fancy goods of all kinds and descriptions may be obtained. An admission fee of 35 cents at the door will entitle those who come to the entertainment and refreshments.
Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.
Harley Graham, a friend of Rev. J. O. Campbell, of Rushville, Indiana, arrived in the city Thursday. Mr. Graham is a representative of Innis, Pearce & Co., a large wholesale furniture establishment at Rushville, and is here looking for a suitable location to establish a branch house.
Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.
Rev. J. O. Campbell, Arkansas City’s U. P. Minister, dropped in on the Courier Monday. He is one of the brightest young ministers in the State—one of those who can occasionally lay aside the “robes of priestly office” and mingle among the people much as other men, not forgetting his calling, but taking an active hand in all that go to make true and progressive citizenship. Arkansas City is fortunate in having so valuable and influential a minister as Mr. Campbell. Winfield Courier.
Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.

The Japanese Wedding. Last Saturday evening the ladies of the Presbyterian Aid Society held their entertainment in Highland Hall. The Japanese Wedding was the main feature. It was purely oriental. The participants were dressed in the Japanese garb. Miss Linda Christian and J. C. Topliff were the high contracting parties. E. L. McDowell and Mrs. J. W. Heck, the parents of the groom; Philip Snyder and Miss Annie Meigs, the parents of the unsophisticated bride. Misses Maggie Hoffman, Laura Gould, Flora Gould, Rosa Morse, Edna Worthley, Viola Bishop, and Mamie Steinman were the bridesmaids.
First of all appeared on the stage the parents of the groom, followed by the parents of the bride, who glided to their place quietly. Next came Rev. J. O. Campbell, the “go-between,” followed by the couple who were desirous of being united. After Salaam to their hearts content, the “go-between” proceeded with his part. He goes to the groom, who whispers in his ear, and then he transfers his information to the bride, who in return whispers to the “go-between” and he carries it back to the groom. The ceremony was realistic, and considerable mirth was provoked, yet it was interesting.
After the wedding a bounteous feast was resorted to by the guests. A neat little sum of money was realized from this entertainment. There were two booths, one a candy and the other a fancy-work, which were presided over by the young ladies. Miss Ora Farrar had possession of the candy booth, which netted a goodly sum of money. Mrs. Steel furnished the candy, and as it was homemade, the customers pronounced it excellent. Misses Ella Love and Lissa Guthrie were in charge of the fancy-work booth. A silk crazy quilt, which was to have been voted to the most beautiful lady, resulted in a tie between Miss Hattie Cory and Mrs. S. B. Fleming. It will be disposed of at some future time.
Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.
Rev. J. O. Campbell went to Kansas City the first of the week. He came home yesterday.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Booth, of Bloomington, Indiana, arrived in the city Thursday. Mrs. Booth is a sister of Mrs. J. C. Weir and a cousin of Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, March 21, 1885.
Rev. J. O. Campbell went to Anthony Wednesday to moderate a call. He came home yesterday.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.
BEETHOVEN CLUB. Initial steps were taken a week ago last Wednesday for the formation of a musical society, and culminated last Wednesday in the formation of the Beethoven Club. The officers elected are as follows. Geo. E. Hasie, President; Mrs. Frank Beall, Vice President; Mrs. Geo. W. Cunningham, Treasurer; Stacy Matlack, Secretary; R. W. Campbell, Librarian.
The following is the constitution and by-laws adopted.
1. The name of the society shall be the Beethoven Club, and be limited to 40 members.
2. The officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian, all of whom shall be elected annually by a majority of the members in good standing. There shall also be appointed by the officers of the Club an Executive Committee, which shall serve for one year, unless removed before such time by a majority vote of said officers.

3. The President shall preside at all the deliberations of the society. The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Society. The Treasurer shall take charge of all the funds and pay out same only on bills approved by chairman of Executive Committee. The Librarian shall take charge and safely keep music books and music belonging to the society and have them when needed at the places of rehearsal. The Executive Committee shall have general management of the affairs of the society, and constitute a board of directors with the President and Vice President, who shall be ex-officio members thereof.
1. Any member of the Executive Committee shall receive applications for membership from singers only; and, if approved by a majority of said committee, shall present same at the next meeting of the Club for its action; and it will require a majority of the members present and in good standing to elect anyone to the privileges of the society.
2. The membership fee shall be $1.00, payable in advance, with quarterly dues of 25 cents.
3. Rehearsals will be held from 7:30 to 10.
4. Order of Business: Reading and approval of minutes of last Meeting.
    New Business.
5. Members absent for two regular meetings without excuse from Executive Committee will be fined 25 cents; and for an absence extending over four meetings, will be dropped from the roll unless otherwise determined by a vote of the directors.
6. Members two quarterly dues in arrears will be suspended until they can present the Treasurer’s receipt for said dues paid in full.
7. Fifteen members will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
8. The Constitution and By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Club.
The executive committee appointed are S. B. Fleming, C. L. Swarts, F. K. Grosscup, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. E. D. Eddy.
The charter members are: Wm. M. Sleeth; F. K. Grosscup; Mrs. Geo. Cunningham; J. O. Campbell; Mrs. C. H. Searing; Mrs. E. A. Barron; Miss Rosa Morse; C. L. Swarts; S. Matlack; R. W. Campbell; Mrs. Morse; Allen Ayres; Miss Peterson; S. B. Fleming; W. D. Mowry; Ella Love; Mrs. Allen Ayres; Mrs. Chas. Howard; Mrs. N. T. Snyder; Mrs. E. D. Eddy; F. B. Hutchison; Mrs. W. E. Gooch; Mrs. A. A. Newman; Mrs. H. P. Farrar; Mrs. N. S. Martin; Geo. E. Hasie.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 1, 1885.
Revs. Fleming, Campbell, and Walker attended the Moody convention at Emporia last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 8, 1885.
A large number of fine residences are being erected in the Second ward, among which we note those of O. Ingersoll, $2,900; Elder Grady, $2,500; Rev. Witt, $1,000; Frank J. Hess, $2,500; Rev. J. O. Campbell, $2,000; H. H. Buckley, $1,500; Jas. Hill, $1,500; Mr. Stretch, $500; and several others, whose owners we do not know. The Second ward is rather taking precedence this spring.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 29, 1885.

Rev. J. O. Campbell left for the East last Monday, and upon his return—but we must not tell tales out of school.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 6, 1885.
MARRIED. Wedding Bells. If there is no failure to connect, our debonair Presbyterian friend, Rev. J. O. Campbell will be married today. The bride is Miss Grace E. Medbury, formerly a teacher in our public schools, a lady of accomplishment and sterling worth. The practice so common among western celibates of going East for their brides is heartily condemned by the fair ones who gild home life with their presence; but when an enamored bachelor travels a thousand miles to recover a pearl that has got loose from our midst, such devotion is creditable and we award him praise. The happy couple are expected to arrive here by the end of the month, and then will be a good time to extend congratulations.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.
The Woman Suffrage society of Arkansas City will meet at the residence of Frank J. Hess, Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:30 o’clock. The exercises will consist of recitations, music, both vocal and instrumental, and a debate, the principal speakers being Judge Pyburn and Rev. J. O. Campbell. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
DIED. William H. Gray, son of Mrs. A. B. Gray, living in the east part of town, died at his mother’s residence last Sunday at 12 o’clock m. Mr. Gray was 30 years, 6 months, and 7 days old, and had been an invalid for several years. The cause of his death was dropsy. The funeral took place at the Baptist Church Monday at 10 o’clock a.m. The services were conducted by Rev. F. L. Walker, assisted by Rev. J. O. Campbell. The remains were interred in the Riverview Cemetery.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.
In Honor of the Dead Hero. The Grant mass meeting of the citizens at Highland Opera House Thursday evening was well attended. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schiffbauer and Judge Sumner was chosen chairman and Frederick Lockley secretary. The meeting was held in respect of the dead hero, Gen. Grant, and to make preparations for the observance of his funeral. Remarks were made by Chairman Sumner, Revs. Fleming, Campbell, and Buckner, T. J. Stafford, and others. Committees were appointed as follows.
On arrangements: A. J. Pyburn, Cal. Dean, Frederic Lockley, Revs. Campbell, and Buckner, Al. Mowry, and Maj. Sleeth. On resolutions: Frederic Lockley, Judge McIntire, and Maj. Sleeth. The G. A. R. appointed the following committee on arrangements, which unites with the citizen’s committee. Dr. C. R. Fowler, J. P. Musselman, Jim Ridenour, S. J. Rice, S. C. Lindsay, D. D. Bishop, and Col. E. Neff. The committee were instructed to meet at the Mayor’s office yesterday morning at 9 o’clock and report, and the meeting adjourned.

At 9:30 yesterday Mayor Schiffbauer called the committees to order and presided over the meeting. R. C. Howard was chosen secretary. It was moved and seconded that the Opera House be utilized to hold the exercises in, and if that proved too small to accommodate the crowd that one of the churches of the city be held in reserve, and have memorial exercises at both places. And also that the military exercises be turned over to the Grand Army. It was decided not to have an orator of the day, but that each speaker be limited to ten minutes’ time, and that an invitation be extended to the ministry of the city and the legal fraternity and others to furnish these speeches. The secretary was requested to inform Prof. J. W. Duncan that he had been selected by the committee to take charge of the singing exercises and that he also be instructed to extend an invitation to each church choir to join him in the furnishing of the music. It was thought best to do nothing further until it was ascertained when the funeral would occur and see if a proclamation would not be issued directing the arrangement of the programme either from the president or commander-in-chief of the Grand Army.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman.
Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.
Fourteen ladies took advantage of the beautiful moonlight Monday evening to go buggy-riding. The party was composed of Mrs. J. H. Hilliard, Miss Grace Bridwell, Mrs. John Kroenert, Mrs. H. O. Nicholson, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer, Mrs. Lilian Carney, Mrs. R. E. Grubbs, Mrs. H. H. Perry, Mrs. A. J. Chapel, Mrs. J. Landes, Mrs. Isaac Ochs, and Mrs. J. O. Campbell. These jovial ladies drove some six miles up the Winfield road, returning at about 9:30 p.m. On arriving in the city, they came up Summit Street in one grand procession as far as Hamilton & Pentecost’s Restaurant, where the command was given to halt and refreshments were served. They departed for home after fulfilling the maxim of “eating, drinking, and being merry.”
Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.
Law and Order Association. Union services were held in the Baptist Church on Sabbath evening, which were attended by a crowded audience. After some excellent music by the choir, Rev. J. O. Campbell announced that the meeting was held in the interest of law and order, and to give permanency and effect to the movement, an organization should be effected by the election of officers. The meeting then elected the following officers.
President: W. M. Sleeth; Secretary: N. T. Snyder; Executive committee: Messrs. Adams, Barron, Jenkins, and O. P. Houghton.
Prayer was offered by J. P. Witt.
The following resolutions were read and adopted.
Resolved, That we call the attention of the county attorney and the probate judge to the necessity of an immediate investigation of the open and notorious violation of the prohibition law in our city.
Resolved, That we respectfully ask our municipal authority to use all diligence in the enforcement of all Sabbatarian laws on the statute book.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the city papers, and forwarded to the proper persons.
Brief and effective addresses were made by Revs. Campbell and Buckner, W. M. Jenkins’, and Councilman Jacob Hight. Great interest in the proceedings was manifested by the entire audience.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 8, 1885.
Law and Order Meeting. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Baptist Church, last Sabbath evening, in the interest of law and order in our community. The meeting was organized by calling Maj. Sleeth to the chair, and appointing N. T. Snyder, secretary.

Some excellent music was rendered by the choir, after which Rev. Fleming read the Law of Mt. Sinai and the thirteenth chapter of Romans, and Rev. Witt led in prayer. Short speeches were made by Messrs. Hill, Jenkins, Campbell, Fleming, Buckner, Witt, Kreamer, Hight, and others. The meeting developed the fact that there is a deep and wide-spread feeling bordering on indignation in the hearts of the people at the lawlessness apparent on every hand. Notable in connection with the Sabbath and prohibition laws was this spirit developed. While law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear, and can rely upon the moral strength of the community; yet the individual who wilfully and wantonly violates the laws upon our statute books need ask no favors or quarter as this will not be shown. That this is the case seemed to be the conviction of those who were present in the meeting. There is unquestionably a wicked and wanton violation of both the prohibition and Sabbath laws which is fast giving to our fair young city an unenviable reputation abroad; and against this wholesale iniquity the combined moral force of the community will make itself felt. It is not the disposition of outraged public feeling to be lenient toward those who have so flagrantly violated not only the spirit but the letter of the law and therefore all law breakers must take the consequences if caught in the toils of an outraged public sentiment when it rises to enforce the law. As expressing the sense of the meeting, the following resolutions were read and adopted.
Resolved, That we call the attention of the county attorney and the probate judge to the necessity of an immediate investigation of the open and notorious violations of the prohibition law in our city.
Resolved, That we respectfully ask our municipal authorities to use all diligence in the enforcement of all sabbatical laws on the statute books.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the city papers, and forwarded to the proper persons.
The meeting was adjourned to meet the next Sabbath evening in September, place to be announced hereafter.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 15, 1885.
Memorial. “He whom God crowns, let no man discrown,” said Joseph Cook of Wendell Phillips, and the same expression may be well applied to the late General Grant.
General Grant’s burial took place on last Saturday and the whole civilized world paid tribute to his memory and performed befitting ceremonies in his honor. Arkansas City showed due respect to the distinguished dead. In the afternoon all business places were closed. At a little before 3 o’clock, the procession was formed. It was composed of the Arkansas City militia, the drum corps, and the G. A. R. Post, all dressed in mourning, and many carrying draped banners. Headed by the drum corps, they marched slowly and solemnly to Highland Hall, where the services were held. Having reached the hall stairway, James Ridenour, the marshal, ordered a halt, and the A. V. Guards, who were next to the drum corps, formed into two columns facing each other, between which the G. A. R.’s passed, and entered the hall first. Notwithstanding the intense heat, the hall was fully occupied. It was appropriately decorated by the Woman’s Relief Corps. From the partly raised stage curtain was suspended a large flag to which was attached General Grant’s picture, encircled by a band of crepe. Flags of different sizes were fastened to the foot of the stage. The largest ones were in the middle and they regularly diminished in size towards the ends. A single band of crepe stretched around the hall, and many other ornamentations gave it an imposing aspect.

The ceremonies were opened by the choir singing a chant, after which the post performed the customary funeral rites in honor of one of their deceased comrades. The record of General Grant as a soldier was read by Dr. C. R. Fowler, the post adjutant. At three rolls of the drums, the members of the post arose to their feet, and Rev. H. S. Lundy, the chaplain, read appropriate Scriptural passages, and was responded to by the comrades in concert.
After the choir had sung a hymn, the comrades, in honor of the dead, formed a square around the altar, and Rev. J. P. Witt offered up a prayer, receiving the Lord’s prayer in response by the veterans. Prof. Duncan and his assisting singers then sang an anthem, after which the chaplain read the 19th Psalm. He was followed by Comrade A. Walton, who, in behalf of the post, made the eulogy on the character of the departed hero. He spoke reverently of the man whose “iron hand guided the armies of the North through a four year’s struggle, and whose heroic deeds will be proclaimed to the world by the marble shaft now rising.”
Mayor Schiffbauer then took charge of the meeting and announced Rev. S. B. Fleming as the next speaker. “The world in its onward rush,” he said, “now stops to drop a tear, but we are not only here to pronounce the ritual services of this great man, but to draw a moral lesson from his life and character.” He pointed out the fact that General Grant was not of royal blood, that, like Lincoln, Garfield, and other great Americans, he was a poor boy, and yet he rose to the most exalted position which a mighty nation can bestow upon any human being. A. J. Pyburn spoke next, referring to the tenderness with which those, who were opposed to Gen. Grant during the late war, now think of him. He called him “the greatest military chieftain of all ages,” a man of unbounded magnanimity, whose “name has become a household word.” The choir then sang, “My Country ’tis of Thee.” Rev. J. O. Campbell followed next, and spoke more particularly of the ruling quality of Gen. Grant—his perseverance, also, of his silence and personal habits. Rev. Witt and Rev. Buckner spoke next, each of whom drew lessons of morality from the life of this exalted character and advised all young men to take him as an example to emulate. Rev. Walker then made a short address, speaking of Gen. Grant’s love of home and his disposition in the bosom of his family. Judge Sumner was the last speaker, and said he would not trust his emotions in speaking extemporaneously but had consigned to manuscript his ideas concerning the dead chieftain. He then read a touching address with much feeling and emotion, stating that it was unnecessary for him to tell the story of this great general’s career, for, “as we leave his body, the historian will write his life.”
The post then performed the closing ceremonies, and after the choir had sung a dirge, which was admirably executed, the audience solemnly dispersed.
Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885.
There will be no services at the U. P. Church tomorrow—Sabbath day—on account of Rev. Campbell being in Anthony, where he went to assist Rev. Cooper in communion services.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.
Union services were held in the Methodist Church on Sunday evening in the interest of the prohibition law. The hall was crowded, and Rev. J. O. Campbell delivered an interesting address.
Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Prof. J. C. Weir and family returned to Arkansas City Saturday after a two months visit in Indiana. They were given a reception by friends at the residence of Rev. J. O. Campbell Saturday evening.
Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.
Last Wednesday evening a reception was given at the U. P. Parsonage by the congregation in honor of Rev. Campbell and wife. The afternoon was devoted to the older members and the evening to the younger. Those present report an enjoyable time and a sumptuous repast.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 7, 1885.
Skipped a long article re Rev. W. H. Harris giving a discourse on politics and prohibition: Speaker for the Law and Order Union at the Presbyterian Church. W. M. Jenkins, President of the Organization. On the platform with Harris: Revs. Campbell and Walker.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
The marriage of Miss Etta Barnett to Ed. L. Kingsbury on Wednesday evening last at the residence of the bride’s parents. The ceremony took place at 8:30 p.m., and was performed by Rev. J. O. Campbell before a number of invited guests, composed of intimate friends and relatives. The groom, Ed. L. Kingsbury, is one of the proprietors of the City Book Store. Young, enterprising, industrious, sober, and affable. May he never regret the step he has taken. The bride, Miss Etta M. Barnett, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Barnett; is young, intelligent, warm-hearted, and will make Mr. Kingsbury a frank and loving wife.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.
High School Notes. The high school has an enrollment of 60, divided as follows: Seniors, 7; middle year, 14; juniors, 39. Two of our seniors are the graduates of the class of 1884. The teachers in all of the grades say they are much encouraged by the enthusiasm and energy with which the students enter upon the year’s work. We think this entirely due to the discipline and training they received last year. The pupils are delighted with the prospect of removing to the Commercial Block, and hope the school board will find no obstacles in the way. Prof. Bryan has been very ill for the past few days and is unable to teach. Rev. J. O. Campbell has been his substitute. . . . LUDO.
Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.
Once again the REPUBLICAN is called upon to chronicle the oft repeated story that shy Cupid has pierced two hearts with his heavenly dart. A public acknowledgment of this union of hearts, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Meigs, was made last Wednesday evening, at 8 o’clock, in the presence of invited guests, by Miss Anna Meigs and L. V. Coombs. By the sacred tie of marriage, Rev. J. O. Campbell, in his most approved style, joined this most estimable couple in a new and holy relation.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 28, 1885.
MARRIED. MAXWELL - WILSON. Married, on Oct. 22nd, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, J. M. Maxwell, of Arkansas City, and Miss Lillie Wilson, of Akron, this county. The bridegroom is a son of Samuel Maxwell, the well known nurseryman. The TRAVELER wishes long continued happiness to the wedded pair.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

The following is a partial list of the improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885. Included in list: Rev. J. O. Campbell, parsonage: $3,000.
Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
The Cowley County Teachers Association met in the high school room on last Saturday morning with an attendance of 35. After a few remarks by Prof. Limerick, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The first subject on the programme was dispensed with on account of the absence of Prof. Gridley. The second subject was opened by Prof. Weir. He gave a very interesting address on the methods to be used with the primary classes. He was followed by Miss Jessie Stretch and others. The importance of essay writing was next discussed very ably by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Prof. Weir, and Miss Campbell. On account of the illness of the Arkansas City teachers and absence of others, the fourth, fifth, and six topics were not discussed. Business was attended to and after voting to have an afternoon session the association adjourned for dinner. As most of the teachers in attendance left on the afternoon train, the meeting after dinner was of little importance. It was voted to have the next meeting at Winfield.
Messrs. Wood and Inskeep of the Winfield Commercial College were at the meeting. The Arkansas City teachers rather give the city away by rising when called on and begged to be excused from duty on account of having the chills.
Prof. Barnes and wife attended the meeting of the association. Mr. Barnes came as a representative of the Winfield Tribune.
It was quite a disappointment to all that Rev. Harper was unable to fill his engagement for Friday evening. A severe cold prevented his coming.
The high school is still flourishing in spite of the disadvantages the teachers labor under on account of Prof. Bryan’s absence. New pupils are coming in every week.
The janitor evidently needs a few lessons in the art of heating a school room, part of the time the room is at the freezing point, and at other times is too warm to be comfortable. Several pupils have contracted severe colds from this carelessness.
The pupils desire to return their sincere thanks to the persons who have given so liberally toward an instrument; $16 is the sum now on hand.
In two weeks the high school expects to move to its new quarters. LUDO.
Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
Cowley County Teachers Association met at Arkansas City last Saturday. Opening exercises were conducted by Prof. Weir. After a few brief remarks by the president, the discussion was opened by Prof. Weir, followed by Miss Jessie Stretch.

Questions: 1. In what respect should recitations in primary classes differ from those in the advanced classes. 2. Importance of easy writing. The means to secure it. Paper: Miss Campbell, discussion by Miss Florence Patterson, Prof. Wood, of the Winfield Normal school, Rev. Campbell, Alfred Wing, and Miss Jessie Stretch. 3. The teacher’s preparations for assigning and conducting a recitation. Discussion by Mrs. Amy Chapin, Prof. Weir, Prof. Wood, Miss Jessie Stretch, J. W. Warren, and Miss Campbell. After a few minutes recess the house was called to order by the president, and the business coming before the association was transacted. An adjournment was made to allow the Winfield teachers to go home on the afternoon train. But those teachers living in this vicinity reconvened at the schoolhouse where the remainder of the afternoon passed very quickly and satisfactorily to all present. The afternoon session was on a par with that of the forenoon. In the afternoon as neither president or vice president were in attendance, Alfred Wing was chosen to preside protempore. The question, what are the secrets in school government, was ably discussed by J. W. Warren followed by Mahalia Arnett, Mr. Stiverson, Alfred Wing, and Minnie Turner. The ground being almost entire covered and many new theories put forth. The association adjourned to meet at Winfield Nov. 20th at 7 p.m. and the 21st.
[Note: Next two items re Y. M. C. A. Traveler uses “Wendensall.” Republican uses “Weidensall.” Have no idea of proper name for Y. M. C. A. representative. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, November 11, 1885.
Highland Hall was crowded on Sunday evening with an audience gathered to listen to Mr. Robert Wendensall, of Chicago, who was on a visit here to aid in the formation of a Young Men’s Christian Association. Rev. S. B. Fleming presided, and the other city clergy, with the exception of Rev. Buckner, were on the platform. After religious services Mr. Wendensall was introduced, who spoke for upwards of an hour to a deeply interested audience. He told how the Y. M. C. A. originated. Three active christian workers met in a bedroom in London, in 1884, and had their plans to disseminate religious influences among the young men of that metropolis. They budded better than they knew, for at a meeting of the Evangelical Alliance in that city, held two years subsequently, the Y. M. C. A. was recognized as an evangelizing power in the land . . . .
Coming down to the work in this city, he said he was pleased with the energy and intelligence of the young men with whom he had come in contact, and inexpressibly gratified with the interest they had shown in the cause. Y. M. C. A. rooms must be furnished and set going in Arkansas City, and $1,500 to $1,800 must be given to the work. Twenty men must be found to give $50 each; and the remainder collected in smaller sums. A committee had been appointed, who would meet in Rev. J. O. Campbell’s residence at 11 o’clock on Monday morning, and on Wednesday evening another public meeting would be held.
Rev. Mr. Fleming followed the speaker with a five minutes talk; and after a hymn and a benediction, the audience dispersed.
Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

A large crowd assembled in the opera house last Sunday evening to listen to Robert Weidensall, secretary of the national Young Men’s Christian Association. The starting of a Y. M. C. A., in this city, has been talked of for some time and Mr. Weidensall’s services were procured to aid in carrying out the project. Rev. Fleming presided over the meeting, and Revs. Witt, Walker, and Campbell performed the preliminary services. We can only give a brief report of Mr. Weidensall’s speech. He stated that the Y. M. C. A. was founded in London in 1844. Since that time its growth has been astonishing, and its membership at the present time extends around the entire globe. It was discovered by the founders of this organization that the church did not and could not reach all classes of people; that only those by nature religiously inclined would go to church and listen to the teachings of the Gospel. Some device, therefore, had to be invented by which young men, holding different social positions and engaged in different kinds of business, might be attracted to the doctrines of Christianity. It was thought that young men were the ones to be made virtuous and religious if Christianity were to be placed upon a firm basis. Man has a fourfold nature: the moral, the physical, the social, and the intellectual—and it is the object of the Y. M. C. A. to gratify each one within certain limits. Thus, for one who desires to apply himself assiduously to the study of useful books, he would like to have access to a good library. Another more volatile in his tastes would take pleasure in reading a scrapbook compiled of anecdotes, illustrations, writings about home, etc. Some have a passion for music and a piano or organ should be placed in the rooms of the Y. M. C. A., for harmonious sounds make harmonious souls. Harmless games of amusement, such as chess and checkers—not games of chance but of skill—would also have their attractions. The rooms of the Y. M. C. A. should be embellished with pictures of a moral kind, tastefully arranged by the ladies who are interested in the organization. The gymnasium would furnish sport and exercise for those who are obliged to have sedentary habits. In short, the Y. M. C. A. should be, and is, a grand center of amusement as well as moral instruction, showing no partiality for particular sects or creeds, but embracing all alike, and having for its prime object the inculcation of a strong belief in Christ as the Savior of mankind. When a Y. M. C. A. is formed, much work devolves upon the secretary, and he must have peculiar qualifications to hold that position successfully.
Mr. Weidensall is a rapid and emphatic speaker. He expresses his ideas clearly and in a business-like way. Rev. Fleming made a few closing remarks in regard to the committees engaged in the formation of a Y. M. C. A. in this city.
Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church gave their concert Tuesday evening in Highland Opera House. A large audience was in attendance and thus in every respect the entertainment was made a success. The performances bespeak well of the musical talent of Arkansas City. Our space this week is quite limited, therefore, we cannot mention the performers individually in detail. Little Miss Bertha Eddy and Master Geo. Fairclo rendered the song of the “Little Milkmaid” so charmingly that they captivated the audience. “Come where the Lilies Bloom,” by the quartette (Messrs. Hutchison and Meeker and Mesdames Eddy and Newman) was especially well rendered. Mrs. J. O. Campbell sang the beautiful solo, “When the Tide Comes In,” superbly and pleased the audience so well that they would not allow her to retire without favoring them with another song. The “Song of Seven” was well rendered by Misses Pearl Newman, Mary Love, Mary Theaker, Abbie Hamilton, Flora Gould, Nellie Thompson, and Belle Everett. The recitation of Miss Lillie Cunningham was pleasing and the lady was long and loudly applauded. All the performers received frequent and hearty encores.
Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.
Tomorrow the week of prayer begins. Each minister of the several churches here will open the week of prayer by holding services in their respective houses of worship tomorrow night. On Monday all will unite and hold services at the Baptist Church, Rev. J. P. Witt being the leader. Tuesday night at the U. P. Church with Rev. F. L. Walker leading. Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. J. O. Campbell as leader. Thursday night at M. E. Church, with Rev. S. B. Fleming as leader. Friday night at the Christian Church, Rev. Buckner leading. The place for holding services Saturday night is yet to be decided upon.
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Beginning with tomorrow night at the U. P. Church, there will be held a series of meetings by Rev. J. O. Campbell assisted by Rev. E. C. Cooper, of Anthony. The meetings will close one week from tomorrow with communion services.
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
DIED. Mrs. Mary Sleeth, wife of W. M. Sleeth, died Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock. The deceased had been ailing for 18 months past from that dreaded disease of consumption. Several weeks ago her husband removed her to Cleveland, Ohio, for medical treatment, and it has been only about two weeks since her return home. She was very feeble then, but was better than when she went east. Only the latter part of last week was she taken to her bed, and her demise was more sudden than expected by her friends and relatives.
The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church Wednesday, January 13, at 10 a.m., and the remains were interred in Riverview Cemetery. A few minutes before the hour, the relatives and a few of the more immediate friends assembled at the home of the departed and after a few comforting words of scripture read by Rev. J. O. Campbell and prayer by Rev. S. B. Fleming, the remains were taken to the church where a large concourse of sympathizing friends had assembled. Rev. J. O. Campbell, pastor of the deceased, conducted the services in the church.
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
Beginning with tomorrow night at the U. P. Church, there will be held a series of meetings by Rev. J. O. Campbell assisted by Rev. E. C. Cooper, of Anthony. The meetings will close one week from tomorrow with communion services.
Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.
Communion services at the U. P. Church tomorrow. Rev. E. C. Cooper, of Anthony, will be here to assist Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.
Resolution. Adopted by the Ladies’ Missionary Society of U. P. Church relative to the death of Mrs. Mary M. Sleeth.
WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove by death our lamented sister, Mrs. Mary M. Sleeth, a charter member of this church and long a faithful member of this society.
Resolved, That we humbly bow in submission to the will of Him who causes all things to work together for good to them who love Him.
That in her death this society mourns the loss of an earnest, energetic worker in its Master’s cause, a wise counselor, and a generous benefactor. . . .
           Signed by Committee: Mrs. J. O. Campbell, Mrs. Dr. Reed, Miss Otto Maxwell.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 10, 1886.

MARRIED. It is somewhat late in the day to mention the wedding of our debonair young friend, Philip L. Snyder, to Miss Mary R. Christian, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Christian, a couple who have long been held in high respect in this city, which occurred on Wednesday evening, the 3rd inst. The contracting parties being prominent in social circles, the interesting ceremony was regarded as an important society event. A numerous and brilliant concourse of friends gathered at the residence of the bride’s parents to witness the tying of the nuptial knot, and during the reception which succeeded, many and hearty were the good wishes bestowed on the happy pair. The bridegroom is well known through his connection with the real estate house of Snyder & Hutchison, of this city, and shows his good sense in taking to his bosom one of the fair daughters of Arkansas City, instead of going a thousand miles away to find a wife. Miss Mollie (now Mrs. Snyder) is a lady of many amiable qualities, endued with excellent sense, and well fitted for home life; and the bridegroom, with business aptitude and irreproachable habits, combines social virtues which have won for him hosts of friends. The wedded pair start on the voyage of life under auspices of great promise. We should have mentioned that Rev. J. O. Campbell performed the marriage ceremony, and that the presents bestowed on the bride were costly and numerous. They have taken up their abode at the residence of N. T. Snyder, brother to the bridegroom. The TRAVELER also wishes happiness and prosperity to this amiable pair of lovers.
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
EDS. REPUBLICAN: On last Friday afternoon the students of the High School held exercises in commemoration of the Birth of Longfellow, “The Poet Laureate of America.”

The exercises, consisting of music, biographies, recitations, etc., were opened by the choir with “A Work for Each of Us.” Chas. Stamper then read an interesting paper entitled, “Longfellow as a teacher.” Following this came “Longfellow as a Poet,” by Giles Gilliland. This paper gave an account of the principal poetical work of Longfellow. “The Poets Funeral Dirge,” was recited in an excellent manner, by Mabel Dean. Edna Worthley followed with that beautiful poem “Sandalphon.” Mrs. J. O. Campbell, who had kindly consented to furnish music for the occasion, sung, in her sweet manner, “The Day is Done.” Carrie Rice read a paper on “The Story of Evangeline,” and Edward Marshall followed with “The Launching of the Ship,” which recitation was well delivered. Alice Lane, in a pleasing manner, recited “My Lost Youth,” and Lillie Gilliland came next with that time honored poem, “The Old Clock on the Stairs.” Emily Hyatt delivered “The Legend of the Beautiful.” This certainly is a beautiful poem, and was well rendered. Marvin Miller recited “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” and Horace Vaughn and Alvan Sankey read papers comparing the relative merits of Longfellow and Tennyson. These papers were good, and were enjoyed accordingly. Gertie Cretcher recited a selection from Evangeline. Mrs. Campbell gave a song entitled “Beware,” and “The Two Angels” was recited by Madge Ford. Flora Kreamer followed with “Hiawatha’s Wooing,” the rendition of which was highly appreciated. Laura Gould then told of “The Famine.” Birdie Martin read a selection from “Miles Standish,” the reading of which was introductory to the pleasing scene of “John Alden’s Wooing of Precilla.” Amy Landes assumed the character of Precilla, and Harry Gilstrap that of Alden. This pleasant little scene, which was highly appreciated, completed the exercises. A great many visitors being present, Prof. Weir expressed his pleasure at such being the case, and asked for some encouraging words from each. Rev. Fleming told of the superiority and the present advantages of the school system over those of his boyhood days and expressed his approval of the institution of the custom of celebrating the birth of our poets. Mr. Jenkins, in a few choice words, congratulated the students on the present advantages of their school system, and also on the exercises of the afternoon. Rev. Campbell was next called upon; and, in response, he said that if the seats were only a little softer, he would give the students a short lecture on the present tendency of the young toward the reading of the lighter literature instead of that of a more solid character. Rev. Campbell’s lectures to the school are very much appreciated by the students, and this remark caused a hearty wish that the seats were cushions. However, he gave a highly gratifying talk. Dr. Mitchell then entertained those present with a description of the hospital which Longfellow had in his mind when he laid the scene of the meeting of Evangeline and her lover. Several others also expressed their gratifications for the afternoon’s entertainment. Prof. Weir then spoke of the beauty of the thought that all over the United States, children were having their minds and hearts filled with pure and holy thoughts of America’s best loved poets, and then ended with the advice: “Next to your Bibles, read Longfellow. I tell you vice can never live in the mind and heart of one who has them stored with such pure and holy truths as these.” ONE WHO WAS PRESENT.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
MARRIED. Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Linda Christian and W. A. Daniels were united in marriage by Rev. J. O. Campbell. A number of invited guests were in attendance and the bridal couple were the recipients of many handsome presents. The bride is the daughter of Judge James Christian. The groom is a salesman in the clothing emporium of Youngheim & Co. The REPUBLICAN wishes Mr. and Mrs. Daniels all the possible happiness of married life.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
MARRIED. By Rev. J. O. Campbell, W. G. McKee and Miss Nellie J. Bogle, April 4, at the Occidental Hotel.
Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.
Rev. J. O. Campbell attended the Presbytery at Elmyra Tuesday and Wednesday. He came home Thursday.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1886.
The two Presbyterian preachers in this city exchanged pulpits on Sunday evening, Rev. Fleming preaching in the U. P. Church and Rev. Campbell in the First Presbyterian. Both were listened to by good sized audiences.
Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.
W. P. LaShure, of Springfield, Massachusetts, is visiting in the city. He is a guest at the residence of Rev. J. O. Campbell. He is a cousin of that gentleman.
Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Jubilee. Yesterday was a gala day in Arkansas City. Our friends from the eastern townships along the State Line road had been invited to come to our city and partake of the hospitality of our citizens, and assist in the celebration. It was a grand celebration, indeed. It surpassed anything we have ever had in commemoration of July 4. Yesterday was a beautiful day. Bright and early our merchants and citizens began the decorations of their stores and homes. Everybody decorated. After one o’clock the visitors began arriving. About 3:30 the delegation from Cedar and Spring Creek Townships came in a body. They were met by the bands of the city and escorted along our main thoroughfares, and citizens falling in the procession to the Opera House, where a most sumptuous feast awaited them, which was prepared by the ladies of Arkansas City. After one and all had eaten heartily, they adjourned to the streets. At 7:30 a grand procession was formed, everybody falling in. After the procession came the pyrotechnic display and the firing of anvils and then our citizens and their guests repaired to the opera house to give vent to their enthusiastic feeling. The vast assemblage was called to order at 8:30 by Maj. Sleeth and the following gentlemen responded to toasts.
Rev. J. O. Campbell, “Cowley County and her Railroads.”
A. A. Newman, “State Line Railroad.”
Rev. S. B. Fleming, “The Campaign.”
F. P. Schiffbauer, “Arkansas City.”
Arthur Smith, “Cedar Township.”
J. L. Andrews, “Spring Creek Township.”
Robt. Howe, “Maple City.”
Dr. H. D. Cooper, “The long-haired Men from the Irish Flats.”
Ike Harkleroad, “Silverdale Township.”
Rev. W. W. Harris, “Creswell Township.”
Dick Courtright, “Rock Creek.”
Amos Walton, “Ignoramus.”
Rev. J. P. Witt, “Winfield telegrams.”
A. D. Prescott, “The Missouri Pacific R. R.”
Col. Sumner, “That Spoon hook.”
Mr. Neal, of Wellington, “The Ft. Smith, Wellington & Northwestern.”
Wm. Jenkins, “The Waterloo of Cowley County.”
Mr. Manahan, of Cedar, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”
James Hill made the final response, choosing his own subject.
At the close of the exercises, our guests were taken care of for the night. The most enthusiastic and friendly feeling exists in southern Cowley. Never before in our existence have we ever seen as many happy souls as there are now in the townships of Cedar, Spring Creek, Silverdale, and Creswell, and the city of Arkansas City. One cause has bound our hearts together and soon the link will be more welded by the bands of steel.
Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.
In a reply to a petition forwarded to C. W. Smith, at Topeka, from our citizens, he wrote as follows, under date of May 6, 1886.
Messrs. A. D. Ayres, F. W. Farrar, J. O. Campbell, et al., Arkansas City, Kansas.
GENTLEMEN: The petition signed by yourselves and others, residents of Arkansas City, praying that this company run a passenger train on the Arkansas City Branch connection with trains Nos. 81 and 82 at Mulvane, is duly received through our agent, Mr. Ingersoll.
On investigation, I find that trains Nos. 81 and 82, between Mulvane and Caldwell, did not require us to be at the expense of an additional engine and crew, but we cannot extend the service to Arkansas City without being to a considerable additional expense.
When our line is completed from Douglass to Winfield, it will be thought desirable to extend the El Dorado Branch train to Arkansas City, and at the proper time the subject of additional passenger service for Arkansas City will receive consideration, but I think you will agree with me, on reflection, that there is not sufficient business between Mulvane and Arkansas City to warrant the extension of our present service at an additional expense.
Yours truly, C. W. SMITH, W.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

Mrs. J. O. Campbell will leave for her home in Connecticut on Monday next to spend the summer.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Mrs. J. O. Campbell left Saturday for her former home at Stafford Springs, New Hampshire, where she has gone to remain during the summer months.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
DIED. The nine year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Turner, of Bolton Township, died Saturday morning. The funeral occurred Sunday. Rev. J. O. Campbell performed the funeral ceremony. The remains were interred in the East Bolton Township Cemetery.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Will Scott sold one lot and his residence down upon Summit Street yesterday to L. W. Currier for $800. Mr. Currier sold it a few hours afterward to Rev. J. O. Campbell for $1,050.
Arkansas City Republican, June 5, 1886.
The Republican primaries of the city were held Thursday evening.
SECOND WARD. The meeting was called to order and Wm. Jenkins elected chairman with L. N. Coburn secretary. As in the 1st ward, the rules were suspended and the election of delegates occurred, as follows: Rev. J. O. Campbell, Dr. Z. Carlisle, F. J. Hess, Wm. Jenkins. Alternates: W. E. Moore, I. H. Bonsall, Uriah Spray, W. H. Nelson. On motion the meeting adjourned.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 5, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
DIED. Sunday morning in Bolton Township, Mrs. R. D. Bowman, aged 27 years. The interment occurred Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Riverview Cemetery, Rev. J. O. Campbell performing the funeral ceremony. The deceased left a husband and three children.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 5, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
There will be no service at the U. P. Church Sunday. Rev. J. O. Campbell will go to Sterling Saturday to preach there on the Sabbath day.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Rev. J. O. Campbell came in Thursday from his trip up the Arkansas Valley to Sterling and Kinsley.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
MARRIED. Harken ye, unto the merry, merry chimes of the wedding bells as they rang out upon the cool, crisp air of the Arkansas Valley upon the morning of June 8th, at Kinsley, Kansas. Shy cupid furled his dart too unerringly into the hearts of John Short, of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Miss Belle Everett, formerly of this city and a teacher in our public schools, that the former, emboldened by the superior strength given him by God, led to the marriage altar the beautiful and modest maiden of his heart’s choice. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Rev. J. O. Campbell of this city, before a large concourse of invited friends. The presents were numerous and magnificent. Mr. and Mrs. Short departed for their home in St. Paul after the wedding festivities. That a happy and joyous life should be meted out to them is the desire of the REPUBLICAN and their many friends in the city.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.

On his return trip from Maple City, one of the horses which Rev. J. O. Campbell was driving became frightened at the breaking of the breast-strap and reared and plunged so wildly that the buggy was upset, the tongue and single tree broken, and Rev. Campbell thrown violently out. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured. As soon as the buggy was upset, the team quieted down. Rev. Campbell secured the services of a passing farmer in bringing himself and the debris to the city. The Reverend has a skinned knee and finger.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Probably the most pleasant 4th of July celebration was held at Maple City Saturday. There were about 2,000 people in attendance, we are informed. Rev. J. O. Campbell was the orator of the day, and in the morning he made an eloquent speech, full of patriotism. In the afternoon the old settlers of the county assembled and had a royal good time. This celebration of the Fourth will be long remembered by the citizens of Maple City and their guests. Quite a number were in attendance from here. We know of hundreds who desired to go, but were compelled to remain at home on account of the long drive and excessive heat. Those who did go are loud in their praises of the hospitality of the citizens of Spring Creek Township. We cannot give a full report of the affair, because a representative of the paper was unable to be in attendance. Rev. J. O. Campbell assures us, however, that everything passed off quietly and that it was one of the best Fourth of July celebrations he had ever had the honor of participating in.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Maj. L. E. Woodin of this city, J. S. Wilkins of Spring Creek, and P. A. Lorry of Bolton, left this afternoon on the Santa Fe for Topeka, where they went as delegates to attend the Republican State Convention which convenes tomorrow. Rev. J. O. Campbell accompanied them.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
MARRIED. Rev. J. O. Campbell united in marriage last Friday night just after the clock had struck the solemn hour of midnight, Cornelius Lamb and Miss Lodia Mills, both of this vicinity. It was a unique, as well as a very early celebration of the fourth of July.
Arkansas City Republican, July 17, 1886.
Rev. J. O. Campbell returned from his visit to Topeka yesterday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
W. P. LeShure, of Springfield, Massachusetts, is visiting in the city, a guest of Rev. J. O. Campbell. He is a cousin of Mrs. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Rev. J. O. Campbell left this morning on the Frisco for Stafford Springs, Connecticut, where his wife has been spending the summer with her parents; after a few weeks’ visit there, in company with his wife, he will pay a visit to his former home in Western Pennsylvania, and return to Arkansas City in the latter part of August. There will be no preaching in the U. P. Church on the first, second, and fourth Sabbaths of August. Rev. A. J. Hanna of Sterling, this state, and brother of the Hanna boys of our city, will occupy the pulpit on the third Sabbath of August, the 15th. Prayer meeting will be held as usual every Thursday evening. Sabbath School will meet regularly every Sabbath at 12:30 p.m.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

Rev. J. O. Campbell was expected to have been home in time to have held services at the U. P. Church Sunday; but he writes that his return will be delayed until next week and that he will hold services on the following Sunday, the first, in September.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, in this city, on Sunday evening, the 12th inst., by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Chas. S. Chapel and Miss Minnie Stewart.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
MARRIED. Married Sunday evening at 9:30 o’clock, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Chas. S. Chapel and Miss Minnie J. Stewart. The ceremony was performed in the presence of only a few invited guests. The bridal couple were the recipients of several handsome presents.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
At the first annual meeting of the Young Men’s Christian Association, of Arkansas City, held last night, the following officers and directors were elected. R. W. Campbell, President; Amos Spray, Vice-president; J. C. Armstrong, Cor. Sec.; L. F. Abernethy, Rec. Sec.; E. L. McDowell, Treasurer. Directors: D. C. Duncan, Rev. J. O. Campbell, J. R. Shields, S. L. Mechlin, Rev. Jesse Greshan, J. W. Ginder.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.
MARRIED. Married by Rev. J. O. Campbell, at the residence of the bride’s home, in this city, Wednesday, September 22, Wm. Reed and Miss Ella M. Smith. The TRAVELER takes a paternal interest in this happy event, the fair bride being sister to the foreman of the newsroom, and not an infrequent visitor to this office. Our wish for the continued happiness and prosperity of this young couple is expressed with entire heartiness. May their tribe increase. In the distribution of sweetmeats, the printer was remembered.
First time that we learn first name of Rev. Campbell: John.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The first anniversary of the Y. M. C. A., was held in the hall of the association on Friday evening. A large audience was in attendance and a pleasant and profitable evening was enjoyed. The exercises opened by the singing of an anthem (composed by Prof. Henry B. Funk, of this city) by the choir, the composer acting as leader. The president of the association, R. W. Campbell, called on the treasurer for his report, which was read, showing receipts from all sources $675.33, disbursements $663.08, leaving a balance of $12.25 in the treasury. The secretary, E. L. McDowell, next read his report, giving the first inception of the movement in this city, the steps taken to organize, the consummation of the plan, and briefly enumerating the work that had been accomplished during the year. He felt grateful for what had been done in the cause of religion, and to advance the moral and religious interest of the young men of the city, but there was need to extend largely the sphere of their usefulness, and to accomplish this he invoked the aid of our citizens. Rev. John O. Campbell followed in a pleasant and practical talk on “Our Work.” The work the active members of the Y. M. C. A., had set out to accomplish, and the useful ends they were desirous to achieve during the coming year. To carry out their purpose pecuniary assistance must be extended to them, and he urged upon his hearers that money could be supplied in no more faithful use than in aiding toward the moral and religious reform of our young men. Mr. Fisher was next called on for an address, and he took the stand to make a pleasant and practical talk of about 30 minutes. He described his journey to this city in a humorous strain, and expressed his satisfaction in finding so stirring and progressive a place. He then went into the work of the Y. M. C. A., and indicated the method whereby they could increase their revenue and extend their usefulness. The president announced that Mr. Fisher would stay in town over Sunday, and invited the young men to attend a meeting to be held in their hall at 8 o’clock in the forenoon.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 6, 1886.
L. P. King Re-Nominated. In the representative convention held in this city on Monday, the names of but two candidates were presented, Hon. L. P. King and Rev. J. O. Campbell, and the first named was chosen by a vote of 32 to 21. The delegation from this city went solid against him, but the outlying townships supported him energetically and the choice was made unanimous.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Just as we go to press, the Representative convention adjourns. Hon. L. P. King was re-nominated on the first ballot by a vote of 32 to Rev. J. O. Campbell’s 23. The nomination was made unanimous.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 10, 1886.
On Wednesday last a delegation consisting of R. W. Campbell, G. W. Nix, Geo. E. Coonrod, E. G. McGill, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and S. E. Pollock, representing the Y. M. C. A. of this city, left this city for Ottawa, to take part in a state convention to be held in that place. Two hundred and fifty delegates were present, and we understand that the reports read from various parts of the state were of an encouraging character, and the business transacted was important and profitable. Four of the above named gentlemen returned yesterday; the other two (Rev. J. O. Campbell and S. E. Pollock), will return tomorrow.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1886.
Rev. J. O. Campbell started for Sterling, Kansas, last evening to assist in organizing a Y. M. C. A., in that city. He will return tomorrow accompanied by Weidensall, of the international committee, who rendered such effective service in this city last spring.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Rev. J. O. Campbell came home from Sterling today, where he had been to attend a meeting of the building committee of the State Synodical College of the U. P. Church. The committee convened to adopt plans for the building.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
C. E. Davis came in today from Elkhart, Indiana. He disposed of his property to Rev. J. O. Campbell for $2,700. Mr. Davis told us that he met some Fall River (Massachusetts) capitalists at Wichita, who stated that they would be down to Arkansas City in a few days. They were looking for a location to establish a cotton mill which would employ about 1,100 hands. They had heard of Arkansas City’s water power and were coming here to investigate its worth. They stopped in Wichita a few days to take in the sights there.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 25, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Mrs. J. O. Campbell left this afternoon for a three week’s visit to parents in Connecticut.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 1, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.

Mrs. Campbell presented the Reverend, her husband, with an elegant fountain pen as a Christmas present. The Reverend is also the owner of two pups, who are of a “Peck’s bad boy” turn of mind. Yesterday he shut the youthful canines up in the dining room, leaving his pen upon the table. In their playful bouts the pups tackled the spread and pulled it off the table, the fountain pen and the family Bible falling to the floor. The holder was chewed to pieces and in the operation one of them swallowed the gold pen. As soon as the fountain pen was disposed of, they began the mastication of the Holy Bible, which they also disposed of in a trice. Curious pups.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Action of the Business Men’s Club at Regular Meeting, January 10, 1887.
WHEREAS, The agricultural and commercial interests of this state are largely dependent upon the proper, efficient, and equitable management of the transportation business of the country; and
WHEREAS, The right of congress to make all such laws as may be needful to protect and advance the national prosperity carries with it the corresponding duty to make no laws or regulations which shall unjustly oppress or burden any section of the country; and
WHEREAS, The geographical position of this state places natural obstacles in the way of competition with other sections located nearer the Atlantic seaboard, from which we can only be relieved by giving to the transportation companies the right and privilege of taking into consideration our location in the adjustment of charges for transportation; and
WHEREAS, The recent bill agreed upon by the conference committee of both houses of congress, entitled, “An Act to regulate commerce,” contains provisions which are unjust, oppressive, and discriminating against the interests of the people of this state and the West—especially Section 4, commonly known as the long and short haul provision; and
WHEREAS, We view with the greatest alarms the threatened passage of said bill, and believe that should it become a law it will work the greatest hardship and misfortune upon the people of this state and especially upon the agricultural interests, and, therefore, be it
Resolved, First, That while we commend those features of the bill which prohibit unjust discrimination by railroad companies as between individuals, we protest against the passage of this bill in its present form, and urgently appeal to our senators and representatives to stand by the interests committed to them, and to do everything in their power to protect the people they represent from unjust and flagrant violation of their interests;
Second, That the president and secretary of this Club be instructed to forward copies of these resolutions to the Hon. John J. Ingalls, to the Hon. Preston B. Plumb, United States senators, and to each of the members of congress from this state.
A. B. JOHNSON, President. J. O. CAMPBELL, Secretary.
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.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Rev. J. O. Campbell is up at Topeka seeing how the legislature organizes.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
Jack Carder had no sooner sold his business lots on south Summit street than he purchased another of Wm. Jenkins and J. O. Campbell for $3,000.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
A large number of the ladies of the city met yesterday afternoon in the Y. M. C. A. Hall, for the purpose of organizing a Women’s Christian Temperance Association. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. M. H. Kreamer, who stated the object of the meeting. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. M. H. Kreamer; vice president, Mrs. Mary E. Huey; secretary, Mrs. Grace E. Campbell; treasurer, Mrs. J. W. Ruby. An executive committee was selected for the purpose of presenting temperance work. The association has about 75 members of the most active lady temperance workers of the city. Their next meeting will occur Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, at the same place. All ladies are invited to be in attendance and take a hand in the good work.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Uriah Spray, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and L. J. Miles have been suggested to us as good men for the mayorship. T. H. McLaughlin is prominently mentioned as councilman from the second ward.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
Funeral. The funeral of Mary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean, occurred this afternoon at the residence. Rev. J. O. Campbell conducted the funeral exercises. The bereaved father was unable to attend the burial, as he was confined to his bed by an attack of the measles.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
The new big hotel scheme is progressing. All the stock has been subscribed except about $20,000. The enterprise is booming. Rev. J. O. Campbell is pushing the scheme today and is meeting with success.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887.
We Spread. The council passed an ordinance last evening taking the following additions into the city limits: Canal First, Canal Second, Jenkins & Campbell’s, Wingate’s, Oak Grove, Park Place, Abbott’s, South Side, Hamil’s, Summit First, Summit Second, Coombs’, Ruby’s, McGrath’s, McLaughlin’s Second, Vawter’s First, Vawter’s Second, Anderson’s, Alexander’s, Nelson’s, Deet’s, Matlack’s, Bittle’s First, Bittle’s Second, Sherburne, Brown’s First, Brown’s Second, and Duncan’s. The land is described in the ordinance as adjacent to Arkansas City and has been duly platted and filed with the Register of Deeds.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
The members of the executive committee of the business men’s club met at their rooms Monday, February 14, at 7 p.m. J. O. CAMPBELL, Secretary.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
Lowe, Hoffman & Barron sold over $30,000 worth of property within the last five days. The following items appeared on this list.
Eight lots in Jenkins & Campbell’s addition to an eastern party for $3,000.
Four lots in Jenkins & Campbell’s addition to Wm. Griffith, $1,200.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Rev. J. O. Campbell tendered his official resignation to his congregation of the U. P. Church. It was reluctantly accepted. Mr. Campbell will continue to reside in Arkansas City. He retires from his charge with the best wishes of his acquaintances for his future success in any of his undertakings. Mr. Campbell has made a valuable citizen and a good pastor.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
The streets are being graded in first class style in Campbell & Jenkins’s addition.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Major Sleeth and Rev. J. O. Campbell went to Sterling this afternoon to attend the U. P. Presbytery. They will return Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Association was dissolved yesterday that the ladies might organize an auxiliary of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. A large number of ladies were out in the evening to meet Mrs. Garlick of Winfield, the County President.
An organization was formed with the following officers.
President, Mrs. Wm. Jenkins; Vice President, Mesdames Atwood, Hill, Witt, Mansfield, Landes, Chapel, Keeler, Watkins, McLaughlin, Logan, Buckley [?]; Recording secretary, Mrs. J. O. Campbell; Corresponding secretary, Miss Ella Love; Treasurer, Miss J. W. Ruby; Superintendent of Literary, Mrs. F. Lockley.
The members now number over fifty, and all pledge themselves to do earnest work in this good cause. The first regular meeting will be held Thursday at 4 p.m.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Thursday’s Daily.
DIED. This morning the sad news reached us that Mrs. J. C. Wilcox, of Creswell Township, had died yesterday. She has been a sufferer for some time, but a few weeks ago her recovery was anticipated. The funeral occurred this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. J. O. Campbell delivering the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in Parker Cemetery. The deceased was the wife of J. C. Wilcox. Five children and a bereaved husband are left to mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of the community entire.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
W. P. LaSure, of Springfield, Massachusetts, and J. M. Raney, of Chicago, arrived in the city this morning. They are guests of Rev. J. O. Campbell.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.

Materializing—The New Hotel. Last evening in the rooms of the Business Men’s Club, the stockholders of the new hotel convened. The meeting was called to order and Maj. L. E. Woodin chosen chairman; J. O. Campbell, secretary. The committee reported that stock to the amount of $100,000 had been subscribed and the enterprise was thoroughly talked over. Seven directors were chosen for the first year as follows: J. B. Quigley, P. Schiffbauer, J. P. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, and H. P. Farrar. The sense of the meeting was to file their charter immediately and to begin work of construction and push it. The name is the “Inter-Ocean Hotel Co.,” and as stated above, the capital stock is $100,000, to be all paid up and put in the building. The site consists of seven lots at the corner of 8th Street and 4th Avenue. The building will be 132 x 150 feet and four stories high above basement. When completed the “Inter-Ocean Hotel” will eclipse any in the west.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
$100,000 hotel and a $50,000 Opera House to be built immediately.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
The Mass Meeting. Last evening a goodly number of the voters of Arkansas City met in Highland Opera House in response to the call published in the columns of the REPUBLICAN. Many ladies were in attendance. The assemblage was called to order at 8:30 by Rev. S. B. Fleming, who stated the object of the meeting to be in behalf of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, just organized in this city. A song followed and at its close Rev. Fleming pronounced a short prayer. Mrs. Wm. Jenkins’s, the president of the W. C. T. U., was introduced and made a few remarks. Rev. J. O. Campbell was introduced and he gave a brief talk upon the evils of intemperance. He was followed by Maj. L. J. Miles, Jas. Hill, and Rev. Fleming. Members of the organization made remarks and then the meeting adjourned.
[Note: The above information on Rev. Campbell is all that I have from microfilm of early newspapers. MAW]


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