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Rev. P. B. Lee

                                           UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH.
                                                         Vernon Township.
                                      [Related to Drs. H. W. and S. R. Marsh.]
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Rev. P. B. Lee, family and nephew (S. Marsh) came from Illinois and have settled among us. GRAPE-VINE TELEGRAPH.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
VERNON, September 4th, 1878.
DIED. On last Sunday the Rev. Lee preached the funeral sermon of the late Samuel Rupp. Mr. Rupp was an excellent young man, an exemplary christian and well deserved the tribute so ably and tenderly paid his memory by Mr. Lee. It is evident that Mr. Lee does his own thinking. He must expect as he doubtless does to antagonize the settled convictions of others. If his discourse on last Sunday may be considered an index to his abilities, we think him amply able to take care of his own convictions.
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
MARRIED. Married, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, P. B. Lee, in Vernon Township, Cowley County, Kansas, September 18, 1878, Mr. John O. Crockett and Miss Sarah H. Gault.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1879.
VERNON, February 1, 1879.
At the residence of Rev. P. B. Lee was born a son. Rev. Lee has accepted the appointment to the Sumner County circuit for the remainder of the conference year.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.
At a meeting of the directors of the Walnut Valley Fair Association, at the office of Col. Alexander, last Thursday, it was decided to hold the fair October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The following appointments were made:
General Supt.: J. L. Horning; Chief of Police: J. C. Roberts; Chief Marshal: P. M. Waite.
A. R. B. Pratt; B. P. B. Lee; C. C. S. Smith; D. Wm. Hodges; E. J. F. Miller; F. Jas. Berry; G. J. Hoenscheidt; H. J. Nixon; I. S. S. Holloway; J. A. J. Burrell; K. Mrs. J. E. Platter; L. Mrs. M. E. Davis; M. T. H. McLaughlin; N. J. H. Werden; O. E. P. Hickok; P. J. E. Platter; Q. G. W. Prater; R. W. P. Hackney; S. S. M. Fall.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.
Married on Sunday, September 28th, at Pleasant Grove schoolhouse, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. William D. Stoddard and Miss Lora Easterly.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.

Last Saturday ended the most successful fair ever held in Cowley County. The display, especially of blooded stock, was large, and shows that our people are awake to the advantage of well-bred over common scrub stock. We hope this may result in rooting out the old scrubby breeds that are so numerous at present.
The department allotted to THOROUGHBRED CATTLE was well filled. The thoroughbred Devonshire bull, “Red Bird,” owned by Mr. James W. Hunt, attracted much attention, and was truly a fine animal. He carried several premiums, for best thoroughbred bull and sweepstakes. Mr. Ezra Meech’s herd of thoroughbred Jerseys were admired by all. They were the only ones of that breed on the ground, and were not entered.
Marsh & Lee’s herd of thoroughbreds received much notice and were decorated with both red and blue ribbons. These gentlemen are old stock men and are bound to raise good stock or none at all.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.
The wedding is over. It took place on last Thursday eve­ning. Mr. Frank Chase and Miss Dove Cullip were the contracting parties. Rev. Lee did the business, at whose residence the ceremony took place.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 21, 1880.
At the annual meeting of the Walnut Valley District Fair Association, the following named persons were elected as officers for the ensuing year:
President, Hon. E. P. Kinne, vice-president, Hon. J. W. Millspaugh; treasurer, J. L. Horning “76,” secretary, E. E. Bacon, general superintendent, Hon. W. J. Hodges, chief of police, John C. Roberts; Directors, Hon. A. A. Wiley, Hon. R. F. Burden, Hon. S. R. Marsh, Hon. W. W. Limbocker, Hon. P. B. Lee. EUGENE E. BACON, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.
Just as we go to press, we learn  of the marriage of Mr. Frank Millspaugh, of Vernon, to Miss Delphine Corson, Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed at the residence of W. L. Holmes, by Rev. P. B. Lee, many friends of the families being present. We heartily congratulate Frank on his new departure, and assure the happy couple that they start out with the best wishes of the COURIER for their success.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
Married May 20th, 1880, at the residence of D. S. Beadle, in Vernon, Cowley Co., Kansas, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Christian M. Creps and Miss Amy E. Fowler.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880. Editorial Page.
The county convention met at Winfield last Saturday, for the purpose of electing six delegates to the Congressional convention at Newton, and putting in nomination a candidate for State Senator. By the time our delegation arrived, excitement was at fever heat on the streets of Winfield. The names of Hackney and Bryan were on every tongue, showing that between these two candidates had the fight been warmest, and on them centered the interest of those attending the convention.

The convention was called to order at 11 a.m., and organized by calling S. M. Fall, of Windsor township, to the chair, and electing W. D. Mowry, of Arkansas City, secretary.
After appointing a committee on credentials and a committee on permanent organization, the convention adjourned until 1 p.m., the delegates from the 88th legislative district in the meanwhile meeting and nominating A. B. Lemmon for the legislature from that district.
Immediately upon assembling in the afternoon, the reports of the two committees were read and adopted, after which they proceeded to ballot for delegates to the Congressional
Some ten or a dozen names were put in nomination, from which three from each district were to be selected, resulting in the election of D. A. Millington, D. O. McCray, and O. S. Wooley from the 88th district, and Dr. A. J. Chapel, E. G. Gray, and H. C. McDorman from the 89th district. On motion of Leon Lippman these delegates were instructed to vote for Hon. Thomas Ryan.
Following this came the event of greatest interest—the nomination of State Senator. Mr. Denning, of Tisdale township, in quite a lengthy speech, presented the name of Hon. Thomas Bryan, being frequently and loudly applauded by the friends of his candidate.
After Mr. Denning sat down, Mr. H. E. Asp stepped to the platform and in an eloquent and telling speech offered the name of Hon. W. P. Hackney. The storm of applause that greeted this name drowned all things else for several minutes, and the elo­quence of the young orator was repeatedly interrupted to allow the delegates to give vent to their feelings. It was the best speech we ever heard from Mr. Asp, and spoke well for the great possibilities and probabilities of the speaker.
The nomination of Mr. Bryan was seconded by Mr. P. B. Lee, in a speech, the intentions of which might have been good enough, but which received but little favor in the eyes of the conven­tion. However ardent the people of Cowley are for any particular candidate, they are not in the habit of bolting in case their man is defeated fairly and squarely in a convention, and we think Mr. Lee’s remarks were somewhat in bad taste. It is not for us to comment on this point, though. It was effectually met and settled immediately by Leon Lippman, who seconded Mr. Hackney’s nomination in the best speech we ever listened to in Cowley County. It was short, convincing, and unanswerable, every sentence breathing forth the living truths of true Republicanism and denouncing in strong terms the mistaken policy of the gentle­man who preceded him. It was no cut-and-dried political ha­rangue, but a fervent appeal to the people of Cowley to stand to their colors like men, letting demagogues and political weather­cocks go their way. It was a stinging rebuke to the threats of Mr. Lee, and put to rest all doubts of Mr. Hackney’s nomination.
After Mr. Lippman’s speech, the convention proceeded to balloting, each delegate answering to his own name, and the result was: Hackney 56, Bryan 34.
The scene of confusion and uproar that followed the an­nounce­ment of the result was beyond description. Mr. Hackney was called to the platform amid deafen­ing cheers and made a neat speech, picturing the future of Cowley in such glowing colors the people could hardly contain them­selves. Mr. Bryan was then called out, and after thanking his friends for their support, proved his fidelity to the party by assuring the people his fight was at an end. There was no “bolt” in him.

The rank and file of the Republican party stand united on one subject: the election of Hon. W. P. Hackney to the State Senate from the twenty-fifth Senatorial district of Kansas.
Winfield Courier, July 8, 1880.

Married July 1st, at the residence of T. B. Ware, in Vernon township, by P. B. Lee, Mr. S. T. Ward and Miss Flora A. Ware.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1880.
Next Tuesday evening, August 17, the citizens of Bolton township are requested to meet at the Theaker schoolhouse for the purpose of organizing a township temperance society. Mr. P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, an active worker in the cause of temperance, will be there to address the meeting. A general turnout from all parts of the township is looked for and confi­dently expected.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
The following are the names of the enterprising citizens who brought in the returns from different townships on the night after the election.
Vernon:  J. B. Evans, P. B. Lee, Oscar Wooley, J. F. Paul, E. D. Skinner.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
Z. B. Myers, P. B. Lee, and Justin Fisher are entitled to the thanks of the Republicans of this county. Under trying circumstances they collected a large amount of money for carrying on the campaign, and absolutely without the loss of a cent, or the hope of any fee or reward. They will yet be remembered and rewarded.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881
Elder Henninger, Revs. Brown, Lee, and Rupp have conducted services at Beaver Center and the Easterly schoolhouse.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.
February 4th we accepted an invitation to dine with other friends at the residence of Rev. P. B. Lee, in Vernon Township. The company consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Millspaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Case, and daughter, Carrie, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Evans and two children, and Mr. Frank Case and family.
Winfield Courier, March 31, 1881.
Married at the residence of Wm. Overly, in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, March 23rd, 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Elwin M. Freeman and Miss Mattie E. Overly, all of Cowley County.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881. Editorial Page.
The next annual meeting of the State Horticultural Society is to be held in Winfield June 7th, 8th, and 9th. Let everybody prepare to attend the sessions and make it a time of great profit to this part of the State. P. B. LEE, Secretary, Cowley County Horticultural Society.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 18, 1881.

HORTICULTURAL. Prof. E. Gale, President of the State Horticultural Society, is expected to be in Winfield, to meet with the Cowley County Horticultural Society, in a special meeting called for Tuesday, May 24th, at 2 p.m., at the Court­house. All members are earnestly requested to be present, to assist in arranging for the meeting of the State Society, to be held at Winfield June 28th to 30th. P. B. LEE, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
Married July 3rd, A. D. 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon Township, Cowley County, Kansas, Mr. Ed. E. White and Miss Mary E. Freeman.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
MARRIED: At the close of the evening services, July 31st, at Pleasant Grove, Vernon township, Preston G. Alexander and Miss Elzina Hare, were united in marriage. Rev. P. B. Lee officiated.
Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.
MARRIED. Clay Stewart and Miss Elizabeth Marshall, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon township, Cowley County, Kas., August 29, 1881.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
MARRIED. Mr. William H. Hamlin and Miss Mary E. Hixon, of Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, were united in marriage Oct. 3rd, 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
MARRIED. In Vernon township, Oct. 30th, 1881, at the residence of the bride’s father. Wm. Overly, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Elijah M. Grey to Miss Samantha Overly.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
Mr. J. W. McCamy, now a resident of our city, who is in charge of the Salt City mission under the auspices of the United Brethren church, called upon us on Monday last. He informed us that a protracted meeting was commenced last Sabbath evening in the Theaker Schoolhouse and will be kept up for at least two weeks. Quarterly meeting will be held at that place on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4th and 5th, with Rev. Lee as presiding elder. An invitation is extended to all to attend and participate.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
MARRIED. Dec. 8, 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon Township, Mr. Benson M. Rupp and Miss Nannie J. Ward.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
The first quarterly meeting of Winfield city charge, church of the United Brethren in Christ, will be held at the Victor schoolhouse January 14th and 15th, 1882. Rev. P. B. Lee, the presiding elder, will be present and conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all. J. H. SNYDER, Pastor.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Rev. Lee has just returned from a tour among the U. B. Churches in the western part of his district. He spent a Sunday in Medicine Lodge and one in Harper. He was pleasantly surprised to find Medicine Lodge a live and thrifty town. He says there is plenty of stock and money and good hospitable people in Barbour County, but not much religion. From this we should infer that Mr. Lee did not meet the McNeill boys.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
The first quarterly meeting of Winfield city charge, church of the United Brethren in Christ, will be held at the Victor Schoolhouse January 14th and 15, 1882. Rev. P. B. Lee, the presiding elder, will be present and conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all. J. H. SNYDER, Pastor.

Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
A charter has been filed with Secretary of State organizing the first church of the United Brethren in Christ, of Kansas, capital stock $10,000. Trustees: P. B. Lee, J. H. Snyder, Daniel Mater, Joseph Barrickson, and Samuel Garver.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
Among the charters of corporations filed with the Secretary of State last week was that of the first church of the United Brethren in Christ, of Winfield, Kansas, capital stock $10,000. Trustees, P. B. Lee, J. H. Snyder, Daniel Mater, Joseph Barrickson, and Samuel Garver.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
Rev. Brown has closed the protracted meetings which have been going on for the past two weeks at Beaver Center, with good results. Some 13 additions were made to the M. E. Church. Rev. Brown is a young man of good talents and a good worker. The closing sermon was preached by the Rev. Lee, presiding Elder of the United Brethren Church, which was a very able discourse.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
We overheard two prominent teachers of Cowley County naming over the prospective candidates for County Superintendent, and caught the following names: S. A. Smith, H. T. Albert, Tom Rude, Frank Werden, P. B. Lee, E. A. Millard, R. B. Hunter, A. H. Limerick, and Prof. Atkinson. We failed to catch onto any more names and are unable to say how many candidates there will be. Burden Enterprise.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
The United Brethren will hold their quarterly meeting at Enterprise schoolhouse on next Saturday and Sunday under the superintendency of Presiding Elder Lee.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
Sabbath School Institute. Rev. P. B. Lee has handed us a program of the Winfield District Ministerial Association to be held at Zion Church near Winfield, May 10th, 11th, and 12th, and of the Sabbath School Institute at same place May 12th, 13th, and 14th. Robert Cowden, the general secretary of the United Brethren S. S. Board, will conduct the exercises. All friends of the Sabbath School cause are invited.
Lee & Paterson mentioned in next item...Unknown if this refers to Rev. Lee...
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
The Disciples or Christian and Baptist have organized and are conducting a union Sunday school very successfully at Vernon Center schoolhouse, and in the language of Mr. Millspaugh, “If the Bible is taught in its simplicity, christians will be the harvest reward.”

The trustees of our cemetery have secured two acres more of land of Messrs. Lee and Paterson, which incurred a little expense and will make one of the finest graveyards in Cowley County. The aged must, and the young do die, and one by one our loved ones are passing on before, and some of our thoughtful citizens at an early day secured one of nature’s most beautiful spots for the burial of our dead.
The Cottage Home, or residence of Messrs. Croco, Holmes, and Ware, are fast taking shape and proportion, and we deem them worthy ornaments of enterprise and thrift.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1882.
We call attention to the announcement in this issue of the name of Rev. P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, as a candidate for the office of Probate Judge, subject to the action of the Repub­lican Convention. Mr. Lee is a man who has been well known in the annals of Cowley County for several years past, is fully qualified for the office his friends have announced him for, and if elected we have his assurance that he would leave no stone unturned to faithfully discharge all duties devolving upon him.
P. B. Lee, resident of north half of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
EDS. COURIER. Upon visiting our neighbor Hiram Hopkins, we found him with one leg broken twice, the other broken once, and one of his arms twice. The accident occurred in a grist mill, about ten miles north of Winfield and the Walnut River. His coat tail was caught by a shaft. Seeing the condition he was in, we felt it a duty as well as a pleasure to contribute to his wants. So we started with two papers. L. A. Millspaugh canvassed the south half of Vernon Township and H. H. Hawkins the north half. We give the names with the amount opposite.
                                     SOUTH HALF OF VERNON TOWNSHIP.
J. W. Millspaugh: $3.00; L. A. Millspaugh: $1.00; J. B. Rothrock: $.50; P. M. Waite: $3.00; W. L. Holmes: $2.00; J. McMahon: $1.50; W. G. Carson: $1.00; A. J. Werden: $.50; J. W. Tyree: $1.00; C. A. McClung: $1.00; A. W. Calvin: $1.00; M. L. Martin: $.40; E. Martin: $2.50.
                                     NORTH HALF OF VERNON TOWNSHIP.
Henry and D. G. Hawkins: $5.00;  J. B. Corson: $5.00; D. S. Beadle: $2.00; Wm. Fowler: $2.00; T. Thompson: $2.00; Mrs. J. T. Martin: $.50; Geo. Wilson: $5.00; J. W. Prewitt: $1.00; Geo. Kimball: $1.00; B. B. Daughter: $2.00; O. C. Skinner: $.75; A. S. Beaman: $1.00; Wm. Mock: $1.00; S. P. Case: $.50; D. S. Henninger: $.25; E. C. Martin: $3.20; W. M. Jackson: $1.00; E. M. Jackson: $1.00; H. O. Wooley: $1.00; M. Nixon: $.50; J. R. Dunn: $5.00; M. L. Clark: $.50; Isaac Wood: $1.00; H. Hahn: $.45; H. C. Hawkins: $5.00; P. B. Lee: $1.00; J. T. Carter: $.50
Mr. J. Jackson received $15.00 from Winfield, all making $80.30 which was delivered to said Hiram Hopkins. We wish to state in calling on our kind neighbors that some gave all the change they had with them, while others had none; but their will was good. We send you the above report, once more asking for a little space in your paper, so that our generous hearted people who gave so freely may know that the above amount was delivered to the proper one. We hope he will soon be up and with us again. H. C. H.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.

Rev. P. B. Lee, of Vernon, is being urged by his friends to allow his name to be used in connection with the office of Probate Judge. Mr. Lee would make a strong race for the position.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
                A Minister’s House Invaded and the Act Countenanced by his Neighbors.
Last Monday a most remarkable occurrence was enacted in Vernon Township. It was remarkable because no premonition of trouble was apparent, and the rapidity with which it was precipitated upon the victims made it all the more a matter of wonder. Early in the day it was noticed that there seemed to be an unusual stir in the neighborhood. Men were seen hitching up their teams, putting halters, ropes, and buckets into the wagons and starting in a direction that converged upon a common center, which proved to be the home of Rev. P. B. Lee. Arriving at this destination the ones who seemed to be the leaders were seen to go to the door, call the minister out, and after a moment’s earnest conversation return to their wagons, take out the ropes and halters, and return to the house laden with numerous baskets. This so excited our informant (who was concealed behind a hedge) that he came forward and found Rev. and Mrs. Lee surrounded by about fifty neighbors all vociferously congratulating them on the happy fact of that being their tenth wedding anniversary. It was a regular out-and-out “tin wedding.” Everyone brought tin ware and all brought from two to four baskets filled with delicacies, which we know from the bountiful supply left on our table, were delicious. The day was spent most pleasantly and will long be remembered by Rev. Lee and his lady as one of the happiest of their lives. May they live to enjoy many such is the wish of the COURIER.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
Mrs. McLean from Michigan is visiting Revs. Snyder and Lee in Vernon Township.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
Mrs. McLean, of Michigan, who has been visiting the families of Rev. P. B. Lee, Rev. Snyder, and Prof. Marsh has gone to Oregon to complete her visiting trip.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
A. J. Werden, Vernon Township, candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction.
Hiram T. Albert, Cambridge, candidate for County Superintendent.
E. S. Bedilion, candidate for re-election, Clerk of the District Court.
Alexander H. Limerick, Rock Township, candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction.
L. A. Millspaugh, Vernon Township, candidate, Clerk of the District Court.
Rev. P. B. Lee, Vernon Township, candidate for Probate Judge.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
P. B. Lee, Vernon Township, Candidate for office of Probate Judge.

“He is an educated gentleman, of wide reading, clear judgment, and practical ideas. He is a worker and pursues energetically whatever he undertakes. He is very popular and will receive a warm support of a host of friends who have full confidence in his qualifications and that he would make a most faithful and efficient officer.”
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
The Vernon Cemetery Association has enlarged its plat to three acres and is now pre-pared to sell lots to those who desire to buy and improve. This is one of the finest locations for a cemetery in the county. Call on the secretary, P. B. Lee.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.
There was a basket meeting July 30th in J. R. Smith’s grove on Silver Creek, Rev. Lee, of the U. B. Church, presiding. Seventeen candidates were baptized. A large crowd was in attendance and the best of order prevailed.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882. [Editorial Column.]
The following named gentlemen were elected as delegates to the State Convention.
W. P. Hackney, J. S. Hunt, C. M. Scott, S. B. Fleming, G. L. Gale, S. P. Strong, Barney Shriver, and P. B. Lee.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
Thinking the matter over, I find we have some men of talent in our district. Mr. T. A. Blanchard is the secretary of the County Agricultural Society, Mr. J. W. Millspaugh the treasurer, Mr. J. F. Martin president of Horticultural Society, and Mr. P. B. Lee is presiding elder in United Brethren church.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.
The following are the appointments of Winfield district made last week at the session of the Arkansas Valley Conference over which Bishop E. B. Kephart, D. D., presided.
WINFIELD DISTRICT: P. B. Lee, Presiding Elder.
Winfield Station: W. M. Friedley.
Winfield Circuit: D. S. Henninger.
Sheridan: T. W. Williams.
Douglass: J. A. Rupp.
El Dorado: J. Guyer.
Butler: G. W. B. Lacy.
Mulvane: F. P. Smith.
Cambridge: J. B. Hunter.
Salt City: A. Yeake.
Wellington: J. W. Fisher.
Harper: E. Ozbun.
Kingman: G. H. Smith.
Sego: A. E. Helm.
J. H. Snyder, who was in charge of the work in this city the past year, is Presiding Elder of the Sedgwick District.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.

Vernon Township Republican Nominations.
For Trustee, E. D. Skinner; for Clerk, P. B. Lee; for Treasurer, Thos. Thompson; for Justices, T. B. Ware, Oscar Wooley; for Constables, W. L. Holmes, W. S. Wooley; Road Overseers—1st Dist., D. S. Cole; 2nd Dist., Moses Nixon; 3rd Dist., N. C. Clarke; 5th Dist., G. W. Kielholtz.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
                                                                A Protest.
                                          VERNON TOWNSHIP, Feb. 6, 1883.
To the Editor of the Winfield Courier:
SIR: We, the undersigned residents of Vernon Township, solemnly and sincerely enter our protest against such proceedings as were held in Winfield on the morning of Feb. the 1st, viz.: the hanging of Charles Cobb by a mob. We are in favor of punishing crime, but not in favor of mob law.
E. D. Skinner, Henry Hawkins, W. W. Painter, J. T. Prewitt, J. M. Householder, P. Hill, M. Gesler, L. F. Hess, A. H. Miller, Joseph Astor, J. S. Baker, F. H. Werden, T. Thompson, I. B. Corson, P. B. Lee, J. W. Millspaugh, R. Wellman, M. Nixon, L. E. Gault, M. W. Brown, W. L. Pennington, M. Nicholson. George Wilson, L. Gibson, T. B. Ware, Wm. Carter, H. G. Woolley, J. S. Ward, S. E. Case. W. S. Woolly, J. E. Wooley, W. L. Holmes, E. C. Martin.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
Township Elections. The following township officers were declared elected by the Board of Commissioners at their canvass of the vote on Tuesday.
VERNON: E. D. Skinner, trustee; P. B. Lee, clerk; Thos. Thompson, treasurer; H. H. Martin, J. P.; W. L. Holmes and Scott Wooley, constables.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Married at the residence of Mr. Stone in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, February 14, 1883, Mr. Geo. C. Marriott and Miss Della L. Stone, Rev. P. B. Lee officiating.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Married March 18, 1883, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, Mr. Nathan W. Johnson and Miss Cordelia Kimble.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.
The sermon preached by Rev. Lee Sunday afternoon was of a very interesting type. He preached from the text, “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul.” JULIANNIA.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
                                                 United Brethren Appointments.
The following are the appointments for the Winfield district, as made by the session of the Arkansas Valley Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, held in the city of McPherson, October 25th to 29th.

Winfield District: R. W. Parks, Presiding Elder.
Winfield: J. H. Snyder.
Mount Zion: P. B. Lee.
Sheridan: J. L. Miller.
Salt City: A. Yeakle.
Wellington: J. B. Lowry.
Barbour: W. M. Friedley.
Haysville: O. W. Jones.
Mulvane: D. S. Henninger.
Sedgwick: F. P. Smith.
Peabody: T. C. Hahn.
Cottonwood: J. Z. Mann.
Rosalia: E. Hill.
El Dorado: T. W. Williams.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
                                                            Bridge Meeting.
For some time the iron bridge west of town has been in a bad condition, and last week the authorities of Vernon Township closed it until the necessary repairs could be made. Many of the people of Vernon objected strongly to the township having to stand all the expense of keeping it in repair, and presented a petition, largely signed, to the trustee asking him to do nothing more with the bridge. Hearing of this, the businessmen of the city had a meeting Friday evening to devise ways and means for assisting Vernon to repair it. The meeting was largely attended and organized by electing A. T. Spotswood, chairman, and D. L. Kretsinger, secretary. Messrs. J. B. Lynn, J. P. Baden, and S. P. Davis were appointed as finance committee and S. H. Myton, A. D. Hendricks, and Ed. P. Greer as a committee to confer with the officers of Vernon Township and see whether an equitable arrangement could not be made whereby both parties could unite in keeping the bridge up. The finance committee secured subscriptions to the amount of           , which amount was placed with the treasurer, W. C. Robinson. The conference committee met H. H. Martin, trustee, and P. B. Lee, clerk, of Vernon Township, on Saturday and made an arrangement with them whereby the citizens of Winfield should pay for the lumber necessary to floor the bridge, and Vernon would put it down, build an abutment under the west end, tighten up the iron work, and fence the approaches. This will put the bridge in first-class shape for a year to come, after which some new arrangement will have to be made for taking care of it. This bridge is used more than any other in the county, and the repair bills are necessarily very heavy. Vernon spent $300 on the west approach last summer and the present work will cost upwards of $600.
At the Friday evening meeting a small fund was raised for temporary repairs, which was placed in the hands of Mr. Kretsinger, and by noon on Saturday he had the bridge in shape for travel.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.

The cattle thief, an account of whose exploits appear in another column, seems to have outwitted his pursuers in good shape. About eight o’clock Monday evening a horse was taken from the residence of Mr. Millspaugh in Vernon Township. The horse belonged to Mr. Lee, who was there to spend the evening and had tied his animal in the shed. It was no doubt taken by the cattle thief.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
Married in the chapel of Lane University, at the close of the services of Kansas Conference, Sabbath evening, October 14th, 1883, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Rev. Geo. H. Smith of Kingman, Arkansas Valley Conference, and Miss Lillian M. Showalter, of Lecompton, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
Married by Rev. P. B. Lee at his residence in Vernon Township, November 25, 1883, Mr. Lafayette Gibson and Mrs. Lydia A. Thorp.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
After a thorough overhauling of the Constitution and By Laws in the way of amendments, the following Board of Directors was elected to transact the business of the Association for the year 1884.
Jas. F. Martin: Vernon Township.
Harvey Smith: Silver Creek Township.
S. P. Strong: Rock Township.
H. Harbaugh: Pleasant Valley Township.
J. B. Nipp: Creswell Township.
P. B. Lee: Vernon Township.
S. S. Linn: Pleasant Valley Township.
K. J. Wright: Beaver Township.
J. O. Taylor: Walnut Township.
H. C. McDorman: Dexter Township.
J. L. Horning: Winfield.
A. T. Spotswood: Winfield.
C. C. Black: Winfield.
D. L. Kretsinger: Winfield.
Ed. P. Greer: Winfield.
A. H. Doane: Winfield.
Jas. B. Schofield: Winfield.
This directory gives ten to the county and seven to Winfield, which places the full control of the Association in the hands of the live, energetic farmers of Cowley. Let us hope that every member of the Board will be on hand at every meeting of that body and bend their united energies toward making Cowley’s Fair a model institution from which every county in the state may “draw inspiration” for building up a similar one. With twelve members of the board in the city last year, it was sometimes impossible to get nine directors out to a meeting.

The finance committee, through whose hands all the accounts of the Association must pass, is composed of Messrs. C. C. Black, P. B. Lee, and A. T. Spotswood. When it is remembered that the Association received and paid out during the eight months past, upwards of fourteen thousand dollars, their duties are not small by any means.
Cowley now has a fair that she may well be proud of. On a sound financial basis, with a wonderfully prosperous past and a bright future, with beautiful grounds, substantial improvements, and a race track unsurpassed in the state, no public institution of the kind could be in better condition. Every citizen in the county should take a commendable pride in it, and lend the Board of Directors their heartiest cooperation.
Below we append a list of those who went down into their pockets for money to put the institution on its feet. We can safely say none of them expected more of a return from their investment than the upbuilding of such an institution would bring to the whole community. That they intended so is shown by their refusal to accept the profits of the investment, preferring to apply it to further improvement on the property. The shares are fifty dollars each.
Following is a list of Shareholders and Number of Shares Held.
P. B. Lee, 1.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Quarterly Meeting. The last Quarterly Meeting of the United Brethren Church for this charge, will be held in this city next Saturday and Sabbath, the 1st and 2nd of March. Rev. P. B. Lee will conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all who can, to be with us on the occasion. J. H. SNYDER, Pastor.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
                                             U. B. CHURCH CONFERENCE.
The Arkansas Valley Conference, of the United Brethren Church, held its fourth regular session last week, convening in the city of El Dorado. The following are the appointments for this district, which we give for the benefit of many of our readers.
Winfield District: P. B. Lee, Presiding Elder.
Winfield: J. H. Snyder.
Sheridan: I. Rollins.
Mount Zion: S. Garrigus.
Salt City: J. B. Lowry.
Wellington: R. W. Parks.
Haysville: O. W. Jones.
Mulvane: D. S. Henninger.
Sedgwick: F. P. Smith.
Wichita: To be supplied.
Peabody: T. C. Hahn.
Cottonwood: P. Milligan.
El Dorado: T. H. Watt.
Rosalia: E. Hill.
Little River: C. H. Smith.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.

View and survey ordered on S. G. Castor Co. road, in Liberty Township, and John Moore, John Wallace, and D. P. Wagoner appointed viewers; also on vacation of John Ireton Co. road; and Hartzell H. Martin, Frank Werden, and P. B. Lee appointed viewers.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
The Republican convention of Cowley County met according to call at the Opera House in Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, at 11 o’clock a.m.
Delegates Vernon: P. B. Lee, J. W. Millspaugh, E. B. Gault, Oscar Wooley, J. B. Evans.
The following were elected delegates to the Judicial convention:
M. S. Teter. S. W. Chase, Geo. L. Gale, P. B. Lee, M. G. Troup, Prof. C. T. Atkinson.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
Quarterly meeting at the United Brethren church in this city next Saturday and Sunday, May 10th and 11th. The Presiding Elder, Rev. P. B. Lee, will officiate. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the services.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
The Regular Quarterly meeting of the United Brethren Church of this city occurred last Saturday and Sunday, the Presiding Elder, Rev. P. B. Lee, officiating. An interesting session was had.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Married, on the evening of May 23rd, 1884, at the residence of Dr. Knickerbocker, Udall, Kansas, Mr. Lincoln McKinley and Miss Jennie Knickerbocker. Rev. P. B. Lee officiated.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
On motion of T. H. Soward, a committee of five on credentials should be chosen.
On motion of Rev. P. B. Lee, amended by T. H. Soward, a committee of five on resolutions should be appointed.
On motion of S. E. Burger, a committee of five on permanent organization and order of business should be selected.
The chair then appointed the following committees.
Credentials: Sid Cure, Al. Mowry, J. A. Cochran, J. F. Martin, Captain Stuber.
Resolutions: P. B. Lee, J. O. Campbell, L. H. Wells, T. H. Soward. S. E. Burger.
Permanent organization and rules: M. T. Armstrong, W. White, Evans James, J. R. Sumpter, Jas. Utt.
The report of the committee on credentials was read and adopted.
The following is the report.
VERNON. Delegates: J. W. Millspaugh, Oscar Wooley, J. F. Martin, P. B. Lee, W. L. Holmes.
Alternates: None.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 30, 1884.
                                                          OFFICERS 1884.

The following is a list of the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association.
Rev. P. B. Lee was on the list of stockholders.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
DIED. Last Sunday also witnessed the death of Roy Jackson, the beautiful babe of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Brown, of Beaver Township. The funeral services were held on Monday, Rev. P. B. Lee officiating. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
The Second Quarterly meeting for the United Brethren Church in this city, will be held the coming Saturday and Sabbath. The Presiding Elder, Rev. P. B. Lee, will conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all friends to be with us. J. H. Snyder, Pastor.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Special Meeting Horticultural Society. August 16th, 1884.
P. B. Lee shows specimen of apples very fine, but erroneously marked Talman Sweet.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.
The United Brethren have built a new church four miles south of Oxford, which will be dedicated Sunday, Aug. 31, Rev. J. H. Snyder officiating, assisted by Prof. P. B. Lee.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
On motion of S. E. Burger a committee on permanent organization was appointed, as follows: L. K. Bonnewell, A. H. Broadwell, M. G. Troup, P. B. Lee, J. S. Rash, J. A. Goforth, and S. E. Burger.
DELEGATES: VERNON. P. B. Lee, W. J. Bonnewell, T. Thompson, J. E. Wooley, M. B. Rhodes.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
Married at the residence of the bride’s mother, in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Tuesday evening, September 23rd, 1884, Mr. Daniel F. Schwantes and Miss Carrie Stewart.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
                                       CLASS H.—HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS.

Best 2 pounds butter, Mrs. P. B. Lee, 1st.
Best sample homemade soap, Mrs. P. B. Lee, 1st.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
By A. T. Spotswood $5 for best five pounds of butter in one pound rolls, Mrs. P. B. Lee, 1st.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.
Last Sabbath the newly erected United Brethren Church at Constant was dedicated to the Lord for holy worship. It is a neat, commodious, and substantial building, having a seating capacity of about three hundred and fifty. It is indeed a creditable monument to the commendable zeal, energy, and enterprise of the Brethren in that community. A packed and crowded audience assembled at the morning service and were amply repaid for their presence by an exceedingly interesting sermon preached by Rev. Irwin, president of Lane University. The gentleman is a pleasing, forcible, and graceful speaker: his logic and rhetoric faultless. At the conclusion of the discourse, the congregation were informed that the cost of their beautiful temple of worship amounted to eighteen hundred dollars, and that a little balance of nine hundred dollars must necessarily be provided for in order to alleviate as much as possible all compunctions of conscience of those who disliked to worship at a shrine on which his Satanic Majesty held a mortgage. With that earnestness and liberality characteristic of the majority of the citizens of this vicinity, and through the charitable spirit manifested by esteemed visiting Brethren, the deficit was quickly secured with a surplus of $40. Elder P. B. Lee then presented the key of the church to the president of the board of trustees with the caution that the doors should be locked against all evil and disturbing influences, but opened wide to denominations preaching the gospel in its purity and holiness, when not in use by the Brethren. Rev. Cassell, the new pastor placed in charge, was next introduced to the congregation. The choir, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Chaplin, Mrs. J. C. Snyder, and Mr. Snyder and Mr. Sherman Albert, with Miss Celina Bliss at the organ, furnished excellent music. The community, with the exception of a few who have fallen from grace, are proud of their pleasant and comfortable facilities for worshiping their Divine Master.
Much credit is due Rev. J. H. Snyder for his indomitable energy in working up this enterprise and laboring with our good people until their efforts have been crowned with glorious success. MARK.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
MARRIED. Mr. Joe Presnall and Miss Ella Andrews were married on the 4th inst., by Rev. P. B. Lee at his home in Vernon Township. The newly wedded pair took their departure on Thursday last for Barbour County, where they will reside.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
Quarterly Meeting. The 3rd Quarterly Meeting for the United Brethren Church, in the city of Winfield, will be held the coming Saturday and Sabbath. The Presiding Elder, Rev. P. B. Lee, will conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all to be with us.
J. H. Snyder, Pastor.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.

The Arkansas Valley Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ is in session this week at Sedgwick City. Bishop E. B. Kephart, D. D., whom many of our citizens remember because of the able discourse preached by him in our city two years ago, will preside at this conference. Revs. P. B. Lee and J. H. Snyder have gone to take part in its sessions, consequently there will be no preaching at the United Brethren church in this city next Sabbath.
Arkansas City Republican, March 14, 1885.
At present we are bound.
Rev. P. B. Lee supercedes Rev. Castle as pastor of Irwin chapel. The latter reverend returned to Ohio to continue his studies.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
Rev. Lee will preach at the Irwin chapel the coming year.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee disappointed an anxious congregation at Irwin chapel last Sabbath: sickness.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee, of Vernon, was on the streets today. He is just recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The first quarterly meeting at Irwin Chapel, Constant, was held Saturday and Sunday, Rev. R. W. Parks presiding. Able sermons were preached to large congregations. Rev. P. B. Lee is the pastor in charge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee was in the city this morning, returning from quarterly meeting at Constant.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee will preach at Irwin Chapel next Sabbath at 11 o’clock sharp, and each alternate Sabbath during the conference year. He is a minister of ability and will experience no trouble in filling the pews.
The presiding elder of the United Brethren church, Rev. Parks, conducted a series of meetings at Irwin Chapel last week, commencing Wednesday evening and closing Sunday night. The Elder was assisted by Revs. Lee and Rupp.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.

The Maddux family, out of which the mother and three children perished in the Medicine Lodge flood, were the family whose team and wagon went over the embankment of the west bridge two weeks ago—mention of which was made in the COURIER. Revs. J. H. Snyder and P. B. Lee, who helped them out of the dilemma, learned that they were on their road to the west to pre-empt a home. Little did they think that all their bright hopes and inspirations were destined to death in an awful vortex ere they reached the promised land.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Dr. Marsh received a letter at noon from Prof. R. B. Moore, stating that he was at Ashland, had taken a claim, and was putting up his “shanty.” The Doctor telegraphed Rev. P. B. Lee, who started this morning to resurrect the Professor from the debris of the Lodge flood, at Attica. He will return this evening.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee returned Saturday from Wichita, where he heard Rev. Joseph Cook, the great Boston lecturer, last evening, in “The Seven Modern Wonders of the World.” In his first proposition Mr. Cook spoke of the rapid transition of Thought and Matter. He compared the world of today with the Roman Empire in the days of Caesar, when it took one hundred days to send a message around his Empire, and now ninety days is all that is necessary for a man to travel around the whole world at its greatest circumference. His illustrations were all drawn by comparison with the Roman Empire, and were very forcible. In the seventh proposition he spoke of the countries bordering on the Mediterranean sea as neighbors, and said if they were neighbors when one hundred days were required to make the rounds, how much nearer are the civilized nations of today, when you can start from Kansas and visit any of them and return in three months by circling the globe.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Sunday Rev. P. B. Lee fulfilled his promise of punctuality, and at 11 o’clock delivered an entertaining and instructive discourse at Irwin chapel. Text was taken from James iv:8. An unusually large congregation was in attendance. Rev. Lee goes to Ohio this week to attend National Conference of the church. Rev. Jno. Rupp will fill the appointments at Irwin chapel during the absence of Rev. Lee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee sends us papers containing preliminary reports of the doings of the General Conference of the United Brethren church, at Fostoria, Ohio. The attendance was very large. The sessions were most profitable and interesting. Rev. J. H. Snyder, of this city, was elected permanent secretary of the conference.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Rev. J. H. Snyder returned Saturday from the General Conference of the U. B. church, at Fostoria, Ohio. He was minute secretary of the Conference, and therefore returns much fatigued. The session held twelve days and was very interesting and profitable throughout. The attendance was large. Rev. P. B. Lee will visit in Ohio two weeks before returning.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Rev. Snyder reports a very interesting session of the board of Lane University and that the degree of D. D. was conferred upon Rev. P. B. Lee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.

Rev. P. B. Lee and family returned Saturday from a visit of six weeks in Ohio. He was a delegate to the General Conference held at Fostoria, Ohio. He reports the wheat crop in northern Ohio good, but in southern Ohio a failure. The corn is backward, but a good prospect.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
In connection with last Sunday’s Sabbath school came the funeral sermon of the late Julius E. Muret. It was delivered in a concise and heart-consoling way by our pastor, Rev. P. B. Lee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee, D. D., preached Mr. Julius Muret’s funeral sermon last Sabbath at Irwin. Text, Psalms xix:12. “Teach me to number my days with wisdom.” The Chapel was well filled and the audience seemed much edified with the discourse.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The rapid recovery of Rev. Lee’s son insured to us the pleasure of one of the Reverend’s pleasant sermons on every other Sunday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Rev. Lee’s son is slowly improving.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
                                                    UNITED BRETHREN.
In the United Brethren church services were held in the morning. The pulpit was filled by Rev. Dr. Lee, pastor of the Mt. Zion circuit. Rev. Snyder filled the Doctor’s pulpit at Hackney. The text for the discourse was Mathew v:16. “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works,” etc. We are not placed upon the earth merely to pass away time and occupy space. Our life does not consist merely in trying to gain heaven. He that has no higher motive is selfish and the fartherest from heaven. Everyone has a light peculiar to himself. God requires us to do our work and to look to him for the results. We are not to be discouraged if others do not notice our work, or order our ways so as to drive the people from the Lord. Avoid austerity. Do not draw the lines of obedience so as to make duty difficult. Some persons are so constituted, have been so educated that they can perform some acts without doing harm to their conscience, while the same acts to others would be harmful and wrong. We are not to hide our works so that they may not do good, yet we are not to make a show in order to create notice. Men are influenced to good or bad lives by what they are. The sermon was a plain, practical, and highly appreciated one. The usual announcements were made. The members of the society were requested, as far as possible, to give their presence at the morning services.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.
Rev. P. B. Lee preached another of his very interesting discourses last Sabbath at Irwin Chapel. The text was taken from Mathew, 5:16.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

Church socials, whose object is money, are extremely antiquated. They are good things. There should be as much business in a church as in any other institution. Nothing can be run without money. But as a usual thing the regulation church social is dry and unentertaining: don’t get people down off their stilts to that genuine inter-mingling that best promotes human aspirations. We are social creatures, and of all sociability, that of christianity and morality is paramount. Realizing the necessity for better acquaintance, a broader mingling of Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, United Brethren—all denominations—Rev. Reider hit upon a novel plan—a christian and every worldlian. It opened in the Baptist church at three o’clock Thursday, with a large attendance, a good number being in from the country, and the congregation well mixed. Revs. B. Kelly, P. B. Lee, and J. H. Reider made short addresses on the necessity of social culture, and a choir composed of Misses Lena Walrath and Bessie Handy and Messrs. E. F. Blair and John Roberts, with Miss Lola Silliman at the instrument, furnished appropriate music. The exercises occupied but a few moments, when all turned themselves loose in social intercourse, under the introduction of a committee for the purpose. It is at such meetings as this that the genuine christian sows the seeds of charity, courtesy, and kindred virtues from which a hopeful harvest may afterward be gleaned. As the truly good hate the sniveling hypocrite, so the world hates the over-sanctimonious, pinch-faced, and over-particular christian. Our churches are full of such. They go through the world like treading in a grave yard, taking every person they meet for a tombstone. The minister or layman whose influence for good extends the farthest, is the one who can lay off his far-away, sky-ward visage, the gauzy angelic robe that appears to cover every smile of some christians, and mingle among his neighbors much as other men do—not forgetting his Christly vows and engaging in amusements likely to bring his profession into disrepute. But don’t crucify the body because it enjoys a hearty laugh, or condemn the soul to everlasting perdition because it finds convivial spirits while on earth. Be social. It is the grandest mode of promoting God’s kingdom and the general welfare of yourself and your fellow. Who wants to go into a church whose reception is indicative of an ice berg. THE COURIER is indeed glad to note the inauguration of meetings like that of yesterday. A commingling of heart with heart, brain with brain, and ambition with ambition, followed by a grand temporal feast, always necessary on such occasions. The spread yesterday was a splendid exhibition of culinary taste, embracing everything the season affords—free as water. The meeting was productive of much good, and we hope to see many more such.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

And still they marry. Cupid’s latest disciples are Mr. P. H. Marsh and Miss Luella Bonnewell, who were united in marriage Sunday, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bonnewell, in Beaver township, by Rev. P. B. Lee, D. D. The ceremony was witnessed by some thirty relatives and friends, and the occasion was one of the pleasantest. THE COURIER was favored with samples of the magnificent spread, in wedding cake most delicious. These young folks are among the staunchest of Beaver township. The groom is a son of Dr. H. W. Marsh, of Tannehill, and a brother of Dr. S. R. Marsh, of our city. He is a bright and substantial young man, with the ambition that augurs nothing but success. His bride is possessed of sterling qualities—winsome, intelligent, and frugal. THE COURIER throws its old shoe of good luck after Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Marsh with a vim, wishing a long and prosperous career in the double harness they have so early and auspiciously taken on.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
K. C. & S. W. DAMAGES. The board of County Commissioners has filed its report of damages allowed on the K. C. & S. W. right of way from Winfield to the south line of Pleasant Valley township, as follows: J. H. Snyder, P. B. Lee and Dr. Marsh, $15; A. G. Robinson, $643.20; S. S. Linn, $725; M. E. Rodocker, $574; N. S. Perry, $31; H. R. Shaughness, $575; Z. B. Myers, $377; Uriah Copeland, $357; Lewis Fibbs, $519.50; W. H. H. Teter, $514; Z. S. Whitson, $431.50; Holtby Estate, $325; Lucius Walton, $349.50; John W. Snyder, $526.50; Wilson Shaw, $539; Daniel Mumaw, $509.50; L. Walton, $634; J. H. Wooley, $491.50; J. R. Turner, $460.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
The temperance association of this community organized two weeks ago, held its second meeting last Sunday evening at the chapel. The officers are: W. R. Anderson, president; J. C. Snyder, secretary; Mrs. Ella Beach, treasurer. The writer was unfortunately unable to be present at this meeting. However, Madame Rumor says that Rev. P. B. Lee, D. D., of Vernon, and pastor of the chapel, Prof. B. T. Davis, and Dr. Elder, of Winfield, delivered very interesting addresses on appropriate subjects, interspersed with music, and an essay by Mrs. Amy Chapin and select reading by Miss Edith Holland. The following is the program for the evening of Oct. 25th: Addresses by Mr. J. C. Snyder and Dr. A. W. Holland, essays by Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Nettie Anderson, select reading by Miss Mollie Constant and Mrs. Ella Beach with the usual supply of music.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
There will be a meeting of the District Temperance Union at Mt. Zion church in Vernon Township, on Sunday, Nov. 1st, at 3 p.m. Addresses by Rev. Lee and others. All are most cordially invited.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
Revs. B. Kelly, P. B. Lee, and M. L. Gates have returned from their attendance on the annual meeting of the state temperance union. The meeting was the largest yet held, and its work was harmonious and telling. The resolutions are as sound as the gold on everything. They refuse to support any party not in favor of prohibition and every law in our constitutions. It credits the Republican party of Kansas with its pronounced stand on prohibition, and declared the State Temperance Union its hearty supporter. Rev. B. Kelly’s staunch temperance labors were again honored by his re-election to the presidency of the Union. Albert Griffin was chosen vice-president; James A. Troutman, secretary; and P. I. Bonebrake, treasurer. We will publish the resolutions later.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
P B Lee et al to K C & S W railroad, 5½ acres in s hf sw qr 29-32-4e: $50.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.
MARRIED. At the residence of Frank Baker, father of the bride, near Seeley, Cowley County, Kansas, November 25th, 1885, A. A. Wiley of Arkansas City, and Miss Anna M. Baker, P. B. Lee, D.D., officiating. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a select company of relatives and intimate friends. Immediately after a bountiful dinner, the newly wedded pair took the cars for a short trip to Newton to return on the following day to participate in a grand reception. Mr. Wiley came home today; Mrs. Wiley will follow Monday. The REPUBLICAN congratulate the newly wedded pair and may their married life prove one long dream of wedded bliss.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 2, 1885.
MARRIED. Rev. P. B. Lee, of Winfield, sends an announcement of a wedding between A. A. Wiley, of this city, and Miss Anna M. Baker, of Seeley, Cowley County. The happy event occurred on Wednesday last (Nov. 25th) at the home of the bride’s parents.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.
Mr. A. A. Wiley of Arkansas City, and Miss Annie M. Baker were united in marriage by Rev. P. B. Lee, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker, near Seeley, Cowley County, Kansas, November 25th, 1885.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Santa Claus visited the Pleasant Valley M. E. church in all his regal splendor and glittering array. A tree thirteen feet high was profusely decorated with presents of every imaginable description for old and young—everybody and anybody. Rev. P. B. Lee was present and among other things received a silver chalice, as did also Messrs. R. W. Anderson and S. Fisher. One gentleman, whose name has slipped our memory, was presented with a live coon. “Mark” was handsomely remembered with a double-back-action, indestructible, never-wear-out eraser and lead pencil sharpener, a charming spittoon (more ornamental than useful, for Santa must have been misinformed in regards to “Mark’s” habits, as the use of tobacco in any shape is not numbered among the vices), a pretty pair of wristlets, and last, but not least, in appreciation, a large box chock full of fine confectionery, containing an unique receipt for taking the contents. The “desired effect” is already experienced, and “Mark” is ready to establish the fact. “Mark” is truly grateful for his presents and wishes that Santa Claus may never grow infirm and needy.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Miss Alida Moore, sister of Mrs. P. B. Lee, left Friday eve on the S. K. for her home in Bowling Green, Ohio. During her seven months visit here she proved up a claim in Clark County. Rev. Lee’s little daughter, Edna, returns with Miss Moore to attend school.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Miss Alida Moore, sister of Prof. Moore of this place, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lee, of Winfield, for some months past, started to return to her home in Bowling Green, Ohio, last Monday, accompanied by Mrs. Lee’s pretty little daughter, Edna, but stopped off at Burden for a day’s visit with her brother before leaving Kansas. Enterprise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.

Miss Alida Moore, sister of Prof. Moore, of this city, accompanied by her niece, Miss Edna Lee, of Winfield, stopped here last Monday evening and remained until Tuesday evening. They were on their way to Miss Alida’s home in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Prof. and sister each proved up on a claim in Clark County last summer, and the young lady returns the happy possessor of 100 acres of Kansas land. Enterprise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Owing to sickness Rev. P. B. Lee did not fill his two last appointments at the Irwin Chapel.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The Sabbath School at the United Brethren Church was held at the usual hour, 10 a.m., and was well attended. The school is steadily growing in interest and numbers. There was no preaching in the morning as Rev. J. H. Snyder had been called to fill an appointment for Rev. Dr. Lee at Mt. Zion chapel, west of this city. An interesting class meeting was conducted by the leader, J. G. Myers. The church was filled at the evening service, Rev. Snyder preaching from Haggai ii.9: “The glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former.” The language admits of various appreciations, although it primarily alluded to the Jewish church. The word “house” was applied: 1st. To ancient forms and place of worship. 2nd. To the dispensations, old and new. 3rd. To the church of Christ, militant and triumphant. 4th. To the christians dwelling place, now on earth, at last in heaven. 5th. To man himself, from a state of nature to a state of grace; from the mortal to the immortality. It was observed that in the plans and purposes of God as viewed in the light of his dealings with men is revealed the blessed fact that from the beginning all down through the ages He has provided that the latter glory shall be greater than that of the former. It is true in civilization, in culture, in progress, in revelation, and in religion. It will be better as age follows age on down through the eternities.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
Rev. Williams is the new pastor at Irwin chapel. He succeeded Rev. P. B. Lee, who takes a years’ vacation on account of ill health.
Arkansas City Republican, June 12, 1886.
Congressional Delegates: W. M. Jenkins, H. W. Marsh, Jos. Cleary, J. G. Crawford, E. Shriver, S. H. Wells, W. G. Graham, H. T. Hornady, and P. B. Lee.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 19, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Cowley County’s delegation, composed of J. G. Crawford, E. Shriver, and S. H. Wells, of the 61st district; W. M. Jenkins, H. W. Marsh, and Jos. Cleary, of the 60th district, and W. G. Graham, Capt. Nipp, and P. B. Lee, of the 59th district, went to Cherryvale yesterday to attend the congressional convention. Hon. B. W. Perkins, for whom the delegations are unanimously instructed, is the only candidate and will of course be nominated.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.
I hereby announce myself as candidate for the office of Probate Judge of Cowley County, subject to the decision of the republican county convention. P. B. LEE. (Vernon Township)

Arkansas City Republican, August 14, 1886.
Elsewhere in the REPUBLICAN appears the announcement of P. B. Lee for Probate Judge. Mr. Lee is quite well known throughout Cowley County and his many friends will regard it as an act worthily bestowed for the Republicans of Cowley County to nominate him for Probate Judge at their approaching convention.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
We are authorized to announce P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, as candidate for Probate Judge, subject to the decision of the Republican County Convention.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1886.
PROF. ALBERT’S CARD. Last week, on the authority of one our most prominent citizens, we published a statement that Mr. H. T. Albert, whose name appears elsewhere in our columns as an aspirant for the probate judgeship, had given unpardonable offense by taking an active fight against the Pan Handle bonds during the day of election. In giving publicity to this charge, we commented on the falsity of persons who seek public office mixing themselves up with sectional strifes and giving mortal offense to a large portion of the people whose friendship and assistance they need. In today’s issue we publish Prof. Albert’s emphatic denial of the charge, and a vindication of the gentleman from fully two dozen of his neighbors. The letter we publish was accompanied by another, signed by Messrs. Barker and Hickman, in which they say: “We could get 150 of the 175 voters of Harvey to sign the within vindication, if necessary; but it is not. We are truly sorry any such article against this worthy man should have appeared in your columns, because it is utterly false.”
We gave our authority for the statement, but did not condemn until the other side was heard, knowing Mr. Albert to be a man highly respected by his neighbors and contending against adversity with true heroism. Physically he is sorely afflicted, but he is endowed with sound judgment, has ripe experience, and is stirred with an honorable ambition to make proper provision for his family. It is no injustice to our two other friends, Capt. Tansey and Mr. P. B. Lee, who are also aspirants for the same place, to say we wish success to Mr. Albert, because we are moved with the most kindly feeling to all three, and are only desirous to say nothing (unjustly) to the disparagement of any, that the choice may be left, without bias or prepossession, to the wisdom of the convention. When that body shall have indicated its choice, the TRAVELER will do its best to insure the success of the candidate.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.
PROF. ALBERT DENIES. And His Neighbors Declare He Did Not Fight the Pan Handle Bonds.

MR. EDITOR: I did not intend replying to any article that might appear against me in the canvass for probate judge, but the article headed “The Unpardonable Sin,” demands that I should state the facts in the case and leave my destiny in the hands of the good people of Cowley County. I have tried to keep aloof from all railroad fights. I have never, in word or deed, shown a preference for any of the propositions; I am a citizen of Cowley County, and her interests belong to all alike. I did not vote against the Pan Handle bonds; I did nothing to defeat them; I did not receive any money, large or small, either in favor of or against said bonds; and the good people of Harvey Township, who know me and who have no political aspiration to be gratified in the near future, will substantiate the above statements.
                                          HARVEY ENDORSES THE ABOVE.
We, the undersigned, neighbors of H. T. Albert, of Harvey, who is a candidate for the nomination to the probate judgeship, who was assailed in last week’s TRAVELER, rise in protest.
Mr. Albert was not at the polls all day but during a portion of the morning only; he did not work against the bonds, and he did vote for them. His friends worked and voted for the bonds, feeling it was policy for them to do so.
Mr. Reece or Col. Burch, who by the way, took dinner with him on that day, will substantiate the above if called upon.
There are none of Mr. Albert’s neighbors who will say he received money to vote against the bonds, not one who will say he worked against them, and the prominent citizen of A. C. who informed the writer of last week’s notice, did so upon hearsay evidence only, and you all know how treacherous that is, especially in political times.
Many a man’s character has been blackened beyond redemption by the slurs of a scandal monger, or the machinations of a political shyster, of which latter, we have a good specimen in our own township.
We know Mr. Albert to be a man of sterling worth, one who would not and who did not dabble in the late railroad bond election, when he saw those standing around ready to push him at his first misstep, to his undoing.
We sincerely hope and feel assured that Mr. Albert’s old friends will rally to his support, and let this contemptible lie die the death it deserves, with no one to weep over its grave, save its originator, an office-seeking, would-be political demagogue of our own township.
No worthier man has ever appeared before the good people of Cowley County for nomination, and the last man in the world to sell his honest convictions for money, great or small, is H. T. Albert.
[Signatures of Harvey Township supporters of H. T. Albert.]
Robert Barker, A. W. McCan, Jacob A. Mosier, W. H. Hill, G. W. Savage, J. F. Savage, Jack Reddick, S. Neer, J. Neer, G. Wilkins, F. Stall, T. J. Hickman, D. A. Cunningham, F. M. McGill, J. C. Herr, J. M. Rivers, G. W. Tharp, P. Loy, L. Smith, J. K. Herr, John Parker, D. C. Herr.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 11, 1886.
                                           Tannehill Tidings. September 9, 1886.
At the temperance meeting in Tannehill last Sunday evening, the orator for the occasion, Prof. Wood, of Winfield, failed to put in his appearance. Rev. P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, was present and made some very able remarks, taking for his subject, “Social Drinking,” plainly showing up the evils accruing therefrom, and leading the victim step by step down to degradation. To the young men he made a very strong appeal, using to illustrate some of the “giant intellects” of our country that had begun by social drinking, determined to go no farther, but finally they filled a drunkard’s grave.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.

Rev. P. B. Lee, candidate for Probate Judge, is in the city today.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.
P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, who is seeking nomination for the probate judgeship, was in town on Saturday, looking after his interests. He reports the prospect favorable for his success, and is much encouraged with the result of his canvass.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Fairview Township had its Republican primary. The delegates were instructed for Lee, for Probate Judge; Overman, county superintendent; and Dalton, for county attorney.
Next item reveals that Rev. P. B. Lee was not even nominated at the Republican County Convention for the office of Probate Judge: W. E. Tansey and H. F. Alberts were placed in nomination. Tansey won!
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
The convention then proceeded to the nomination of officers.
Ed Pate was nominated for District Clerk by acclamation.
W. E. Tansey and H. F. Alberts were placed in nomination for the office of Probate Judge. Capt. Tansey was elected by a vote of 95 to 55, and his nomination made unanimous.
Cal. Swarts and Samuel Dalton were placed in nomination for County Attorney, and a ballot resulted in 109 for Swarts and 41 for Dalton. His nomination was made unanimous.
S. F. Overman and Miss Ella Kelly contested for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, resulting in 93 for Overman and 57 for Miss Kelly. Overman’s nomination was made unanimous.
The convention then named the members of the County Central Committee, which organized by electing L. E. Woodin of Arkansas City, Chairman; E. A. Henthorn of Burden, Secretary; and W. T. Madden of Winfield, Treasurer.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 25, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The regular jurors for this term of court are: F. J. Brock, Harvey; W. C. Van Cleve, Pleasant Valley; H. D. Sandfort, Richland; C. E. Widener, Rock; D. B. Baldwin, Omnia; A. G. Kells, Creswell; A. Cairns, Tisdale; James Orr, Vernon; J. C. Armstrong, Arkansas City; J. W. French, Arkansas City; P. B. Lee, Vernon; Jonathan Stretch, Winfield.
Daily Calamity Howler, Wednesday, October 7, 1891.
                                                          S. S. Convention.
The Vernon township Sunday school convention was a success in spite of the rain.
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. P. B. Lee, of Winfield. Worley O’Neal at the organ. Basket dinner, and plenty of it.

The afternoon session opened with an excellent song service, followed by a class drill by Mrs. R. V. Rupp. This lady had prepared a paper on Sunday school teaching, telling of her method, etc., after which her class arose, and without books sang “Sing, Sing His Praise.” Then in concert repeated the 23rd Psalm. Then in concert repeated the Lord’s prayer. They were again seated, and without any help, whatever, never once disap­pointed their teacher as she questioned them over the lessons of three years ago. The baby of the class, Marshall Land’s tiny little girl, passed the hat around the class, taking up its weekly collection and giving the same to the county president.
Next followed the Seeley class, Miss Cora Bruington, Teacher. This is a fortunate class, having a room by themselves during Sunday school. Their drill covered the 3rd quarter. They used colored charts and colored cards.
Mrs. Emma Smith, of Winfield, was next introduced. She gave us one of the best temperance talks we have heard in the State.
Rev. Viele, of Oxford, was the next speaker.
District President Wm. Baird, of Wellington, addressed us for a short time.
The newly elected township officers, viz: Rev. B. McBride, President; Miss Lottie E. Soule, Secretary, Charles Tharp, Vice President, and Grace Steinhour, Treasurer.
President Baird and Mr. C. Farquhar remained to address the young folks at night.
Daily Calamity Howler, Wednesday, October 7, 1891.
                                                       HACKNEY ITEMS.
Rev. P. B. Lee preached to a good congregation at the Chapel Sunday at 11 o’clock, and he and his wife and little daughter were entertained by R. W. Anderson’s until the evening meeting.
Daily Calamity Howler, Friday, October 23, 1891.
                                                      A Happy Anniversary.
Wednesday, October 14th, was the scene of a pleasant gather­ing of friends out in the east part of town, at the home of Rev. G. S. Lake, presiding Elder in the U. B. Church.
Mrs. Lake, remembering that the 10th anniversary of their marriage was drawing near, decided to invite all the ministers and their wives in the district over which her husband presides to come and dine with their Elder upon the above mentioned date.
Participants: Rev. Kettering, pastor of the U. B. Church in Winfield, with wife and little son; Rev. P. B. Lee, wife, and little daughter; Rev. Osbun and wife of Eaton; Rev. Watkins and wife of Geuda Springs; Rev. J. A. Rupp, wife and little Thayer; Rev. J. Barricklow and others.
The hostess entertained on her lovely piano, after which Rev. P. B. Lee presented Mrs. Lake with over 80 pieces of glass­ware and white stone china; also a gift of cash to Elder Lake, requesting him to purchase a Bible with it.


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