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George W. Gully

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
City of Winfield 1880. Geo. W. Gully, 30; spouse, Sarah, 28.
Note: The name “Gully” did not appear in the newspapers until 1878. MAW
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
City Election. The city election last Monday excited great interest. Two tickets were in the field. One was made by the Murphy temperance men and headed City ticket, the other by the workingmen, but the issues were not very definitely made up; in fact, the candidates on both sides professed to favor the same policy. But some opposed one or other of the tickets on account of prejudice against the source, or for choice of candidates, or for other reasons, and there was a very lively and excited canvass; but it was conducted in an orderly manner, without quarrels or other disturbance. The result was an overwhelming victory for the workingmen’s ticket. The following is the vote cast for each candidate.
                                                 WORKINGMEN’S TICKET.
Mayor. J. B. Lynn, 224.
Police Judge. W. M. Boyer, 219.
Councilmen: C. M. Wood, 225; H. Jochems, 230; E. C. Manning, 227; T. C. Robinson, 220; G. W. Gully, 217.
                                                            CITY TICKET.
Mayor. A. B. Green, 101.
Police Judge. G. H. Buckman, 126.
Councilmen: T. B. Myers, 122; H. Brotherton, 118; Lewis Stevens, 124; J. W. Curns, 117; Dan Maier, 116.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
Winfield polled 356 votes at the city election on Monday. We estimate that at least 44 more would have voted were it not that many were dissatisfied with both tickets and refused to vote.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
The new city council met on the 3rd inst., and organized. Hon. J. B. Lynn, mayor, in the chair; present councilmen, T. C. Robinson, G. W. Gully, H. Jochems, C. M. Wood, and E. C. Manning. C. M. Wood was chosen president pro tem; J. P. Short, clerk; J. C. McMullen, treasurer; and N. C. Coldwell, attorney. The following committees were constituted: Streets and alleys, Messrs. Wood, Robinson, and Manning; Finance, Manning, Gully, and Wood; fire department, Jochems, Gully, and Robinson.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.

GONE TO KANSAS. Mrs. Chas. S. Shue, of the firm of Miller & Shue, plasterers, has sold out and removed with his family to Winfield, Kansas, and will work at his trade there. Mr. Shue while here made many friends and proved himself a good workman. He takes with him the good wishes of his many friends, from whom he will hear regularly through the Journal, which he considers a member of his family [Freeport (Ill.) Journal.]
Mr. Shue came to Kansas and had the good sense to come to the best part of Kansas. He is located in Winfield and has gone into business with G. W. Gully, our councilman. The new firm will be a success.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
Our councilman, George W. Gully, and Robert Hudson and J. H. Olds lost some shirts from a clothes line at the American House one day last week, and a certain man was suspected of the theft. Deputy J. H. Finch was sent into the country to find the stolen shirts and other articles of clothing. Finch has the trunk in charge and is ready to deliver it to the owner whenever he calls for it.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 3rd, 1878.
Council met in council chamber. J. B. Lynn, mayor, and G. W. Gully, E. C. Manning, and C. M. Wood, councilmen, present.
Petition of J. M. Alexander, et al., for sidewalk on north side of 9th Avenue, from Main to Millington Streets, reported from committee on streets and sidewalks favorably and ordinance ordered drawn; ditto, petition of M. L. Robinson, et al.
Committee on streets and alleys reported on Majors & Vance petition in regard to the Lacy nuisance; that they did not consider the same to be a nuisance. On motion, petition was laid on the table.
Action was taken on the following bills.
Max Shoeb, repairing hook & ladder truck: $18.50.
James Lobdell, laying sidewalks: $7.13.
G. W. Cass, laying sidewalks: $22.56.
Frazee Brothers, laying sidewalks: $12.00.
W. D. Anderson, laying sidewalks: $13.92.
H. H. Caywood, laying sidewalks: $5.00.
H. H. Caywood, rock for pest house: $1.00.
J. E. Allen office rent: $6.50.
J. P. Short, City Clerk for May: $5.00.
The following claims were allowed:
Allen Brown, digging grave for Brooks: $1.00.
G. W. Beal, digging grave for Brooks: $1.00.
Thos. Clark, digging grave for Brooks: $1.00.
Cullum & Constant, work on pest house: $5.00.
Stewart & Epler, work on pest house: $5.00.
M. J. Miller, work on pest house: $2.50.
L. L. Beck, rock for pest house: $1.00.
J. W. Smiley, burying Brooks, etc.: $10.00.
T. Wright, small pox nurse, etc.: $25.00.
F. C. Lowery, small pox nurse for Brooks: $50.00.

E. C. Manning, lumber, etc., for pest house: $66.94.
The following bills, claimed by various people, were referred to finance committee.
Boyer & Wallis, clothing for pest house: $15.10.
J. E. Allen, City Attorney, services: $6.50.
J. H. Finch, boarding prisoners: $11.25.
Dr. Emerson, small pox services: $15.00.
Dr. Strong, small pox services: $140.00.
Dr. Mansfield, small pox services: $66.50.
On motion, the City Attorney was directed to take steps to recover from Miller and Brook’s estate the amount paid for them by the city.
Adjourned. J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
Special Meeting Winfield City Council.
J. B. Lynn, mayor, and all councilmen present.
Contract with W. D. Anderson for laying sidewalk in front of lots 5 and 6, in block 87. Approved. Ordinance No. 80 read by sections and unanimously passed.
Millington & Lemmon, and W. M. Allison, presented bids for the City printing. On motion the contract was ordered to the former and the Winfield COURIER made the official paper for the coming year. On motion the clerk was ordered to furnish official paper with proceedings of council.
The following action was taken on bills.
J. E. Allen, City Attorney’s services: $4.17.
N. C. Coldwell, City Attorney’s services: $4.17.
J. H. Finch, boarding prisoners: $11.25.
Lynn & Gillelen, merchandise for pest house: $26.65.
Bill, W. H. H. Maris, lumber for pest house: $47.43.
The following bills were referred to finance committee:
Bill of Boyer & Wallis, Drs. Strong, Emerson, and Mansfield, laid over.
On motion the chairman of committee on streets and sidewalks was instructed to proceed with the laying of crossings where sidewalks had been finished.
The marshal was instructed to make complaint, arrest, and bring before police judge parties who had been notified to remove nuisances from their premises and had neglected to do so.
The clerk stated that the pay allowed him was inadequate for the amount of services required, and asked that a committee be appointed to examine the affairs of his office and report as to the increase of compensation. Finance committee so appointed. Adjourned.
                                                     J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.
WINFIELD, June 17, 1878.

EDITOR COURIER: Allow us the use of your columns to answer the libelous charge made by the Rev. Rushbridge in his pulpit last Sunday evening. He said: “that the committee appointed to examine petitions for saloon license were only twenty minutes examining 1,000 names,” when this little man was well aware that we spent one whole afternoon in Colonel Alexander’s office examining these petitions. He also knew that Henry E. Asp, one of their chosen number, was with us, and that he expressed himself entirely satisfied with the manner in which the examination was made.
The committee not being entirely satisfied referred the petitions back for additional names. The twenty minutes spoke of was the time spent in examining the additional names to the petition. And this is his basis for false and malicious representation. Respectfully,
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
WINFIELD, June 17, 1878.
Council met in council chamber. Mayor and all councilmen present.
Petition of C. A. Bliss et. al. for sidewalk was referred back to petitioners to procure more names before petition would be granted.
Action was taken on the following bills [Showing amount allowed only].
C. C. Stevens, marshal, 1 month: $40.00.
H. Jochems, mdse., for city and pest house: $33.05.
W. H. Maris, lumber, pest house: $47.43.
Jennie Cody, nurse for Brooks: $50.00.
Wm. Fitzpatrick, nurse at pest house: $54.00.
J. Allen, meat for Brooks, pest house: $4.61.
Boyer & Wallis, clothing: $12.90.
C. Kingsbury, dig well at pest house: $4.00.
J. Hoenscheidt, use of wagon to pest house: $3.00.
Perry Hill, hauling lumber, pest house: $1.00.
F. M. Frazee, work on streets, etc.: $1.50.
Wallis & Wallis, mdse. for pest house: $1.95.
The following bills were referred to the Finance Committee:
Graham & Moffitt, lumber for pest house: $31.31½.
J. L. M. Hill, coffin, box, etc., for Brooks: $5.50.
Bliss & Co., mdse. for pest house for Brooks: $2.70.
C. M. Wood, services for superintending construction of sidewalks and streets for April and May: $50.00.
Bills of Drs. Strong and Mansfield returned and a new itemized bill called for.
Bill of Dr. Emerson laid over.
Bill of I. H. O’Brien for constructing sidewalks ($19.87½) and W. D. Anderson ($10.00) approved and sidewalk certificates for the amounts ordered.
C. M. Wood, chairman of street and alley committee, presented a written report in regard to drainage of streets, nuisances, etc. No action taken in the matter.

The same gentleman also presented a written request signed by himself and T. C. Robinson to the Mayor asking the City Marshal to step down and out. Referred to special committee—Manning, Jochems, and Gully. Adjourned. J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 25, 1878.
EDITOR COURIER: In reply to a communication in your columns last week, dated 17, 1878, and signed by the Committee on Saloon License, I have this to say:
On the evening of the 15th of April Jos. Likowski and Jay Page presented to the city council their petitions asking for dramshop license. On that evening the committee on saloon licenses was appointed and those two petitions referred to it for examination. On the afternoon of the next day the committee examined those two petitions, and by the courtesy of that committee and at the request of the temperance committee, it was agreed that I should be present at such examination. I was present, and expressed myself satisfied with the manner in which the examination was made; but the two petitions were on the same evening referred by the council back to the parties who presented them that they might procure additional names, and they were not again presented until the evening of the 22nd day of April.
At this meeting of the council the petition of James Fahey for dramshop license was for the first time presented, and the temperance committee presented a census of the competent petitioners residing within the corporate limits of the city, taken by three of our citizens and sworn to by them to be correct, asking the committee to examine the petitions in connection with such census, stating that the petitions to be legal should be signed by a majority of the persons named in said census and requesting that if the committee found any names on the petition who were in fact competent petitioners that they add them to the census, and thereby form a basis from which to determine whether or not the petitions contained a majority of the competent petitioners of the city.
On the same evening the two petitions before examined, and the petition of James Fahey for the first time presented, together with the census, were again referred to the committee. They took them and retired for private consultation, and in a very short time they returned to the council chamber and made their report favorable to the granting of the saloon licenses, which was accordingly done.
The petition of James Fahey was said to contain about 400 names; the census contained 769 names besides the additional names that had been procured to the petitions of Page and Likowski.
I desire to make no comments, but the above is a true statement of the facts.
Very respectfully, HENRY E. ASP.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                 WINFIELD, August 19, 1878.
Council met in council chamber. J. B. Lynn, mayor, and councilmen Gully, Robinson, and Wood present.
Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
The finance committee were instructed to ascertain what amount could be realized for the pest house.

Action was taken on the following bills [showing Amount Allowed].
C. C. Stevens, marshal: $40.00
Lynn & Gillelen, merchandise: $8.50
A. T. Shenneman, horse hire. [Claimed $2.00.]  Referred to finance committee.
Bill of J. H. O’Brien for laying walk, $11.54, allowed, and sidewalk certificate ordered issued. Adjourned. J. B. LYNN, Mayor.
Attest: J. P. SHORT, CLERK.
J. B. Lynn, mayor, and all councilmen present except H. Jochems.
Ordinance No. 82, in relation to levying tax for payment and of walks constructed passed.
Ordinance No. 83, in relation to retailing fruit on streets, held on table.
The following resolution was read and passed.
Resolved, That the city limits of the city of Winfield are hereby extended to embrace and include that portion of the southeast quarter of section 28, township 32, south of range 4 east, known, platted, and recorded as the Loomis addition to the city of Winfield. Adjourned.
J. B. LYNN, Mayor. Attest: J. P. SHORT, Clerk.
Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.
City Council met in council chamber Monday evening, October 7, 1878. Present: J. B. Lynn, mayor, and Councilmen Gully, Manning, Robinson, and Wood; N. C. Coldwell, city attorney; and J. P. Short, clerk.
A committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Wood, Robinson, and Manning, was appointed to confer with the Board of County Commissioners in relation to deeding the county jail building and the county purchasing balance of block on which the courthouse stands and improving the same.
The following bills were allowed:
Walck & Co., for laying cross-walks: $37.90
Harter & Speed, livery: $8.40
J. F. Short, city clerk: $5.00
Ed. Nicholson, special police: $5.00
John Weatherspoon, special police: $5.00
Maggie E. Page, office rent: $30.00
E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk’s fees: $3.00
On motion, Council adjourned. J. B. LYNN, Mayor.
Attest: J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
                                      WINFIELD, KANSAS, December 9, 1878.
Council met in council chamber.
Present: J. B. Lynn, Mayor; Councilmen Gully, Manning, and Wood. Councilman Jochems, having moved outside the city limits, his name was dropped.

The case of Mrs. Fox applying for aid from the city was discussed. On motion of Mr. Wood, the mayor was directed to take such action as the law and the necessity of the case required. Action was then had on the following bills:
Lynn & Gillelen, wood, etc.: $3.00
Walch & Smiley, cross walks: $18.87
C. C. Stevens, City Marshal: $40.00
J. P. Short, City Clerk: $10.00
Harter & McCommon, merchandise: $3.05
Andrew Smith, cutting wood, etc.: $1.30
J. H. Finch, boarding prisoners: $5.25
The above bills were allowed.
Geo. Gray, digging grave for pauper, $4.00. On motion the sum of $2 was recommended for payment by the county commissioners.
There being no further business, council adjourned. J. B. LYNN, Mayor.
Attest: J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
                                                  WINFIELD, Dec. 16, 1878.
Council met in council chamber.
Present: J. R. Lynn, mayor; and Councilmen Gully, Manning and Wood;  Absent, T. C. Robinson.
Minutes of previous meeting read and adopted.
The matter of the sidewalk on Tenth avenue was discussed, but no action taken.
The following resolution was introduced, read, and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That that portion of the southeast quarter of section 28, township 32 south, of range 4 east, known, platted, and filed for record as Fuller’s second addition to the city of Winfield be, and the same is hereby declared to be within the incorporated limits of the city of Winfield.
Action was taken on the following bills, which were allowed.
H. Jochems, merchandise: $6.65
C. C. Stevens, city marshal: $40.00
Walck & Smiley, well rock, etc.: $6.50
Maggie E. Page, rent: $10.00
Levi Seabridge, repairing well curb: $1.50
Max Shoeb, repairs on engines, etc., $16.40, referred to finance committee.
There being no further business, Council adjourned. J. B. LYNN, Mayor.
Attest: J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
Councilman Gully has erected a fine dwelling on south Main street.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
WINFIELD, KANS., March 17, 1879.
Council met at the usual place and hour, C. M. Wood, Presi­dent of Council, in chair; Councilmen Gully, Jochems, Manning, and Robinson; J. P. Short, clerk, and N. C. Coldwell, city attorney, present.

The Governor’s proclamation making Winfield a city of the second class was then read, after which a petition of some ninety citizens in opposition to changing the class of the city was read; and Mr. Manning moved that the prayer of the petitioners be granted. The matter was discussed by Councilman Manning and H. E. Asp and J. E. Allen, citizens, for, and N. C. Coldwell, Col. Alexander, and M. G. Troup, against. The roll being called the vote stood as follows: Yes—Jochems and Manning. Nay—Gully, Robinson, and Wood.
On motion of Robinson, the clerk was instructed to spread the Governor’s proclamation on the Record.
Ordinance No. 84, dividing the city into two wards, was then passed.
Action was taken on the following bills.
J. Hoenscheidt, establishing grade, $10,00, referred to Finance committee.
J. P. Short, taking census, $9.00.
C. C. Stevens, city marshal, $40.00.
John Becker, removing nuisance, $1.25.
James Walsh, laying crosswalk, $10.00.
All allowed and ordered paid.
On motion Council adjourned to 24th inst. C. M. WOOD, Acting Mayor.
Attest: J. P. SHORT, Clerk.
Whereas, It appears from a certificate of the Mayor and Council of the city of Winfield, in the county of Cowley, and State of Kansas, duly authenticated by the clerk of said city under the seal thereof, and bearing date February 19th, 1879, which has been duly filed in this Department, that the said city of Winfield, in the said county of Cowley, and State of Kansas, has attained a population of over two thousand and not exceeding fifteen thousand; and
Whereas, the Mayor and Council of said city of Winfield, have duly made out and transmitted to the undersigned an accurate description by metes and bounds of all the lands included within the limits of said city and the additions thereto;
Now, therefore, I, John P. St. John, Governor of the State of Kansas, in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided, do hereby declare and proclaim said city of Winfield, in said county of Cowley, and State of Kansas, subject to the provisions of an act entitled “An act to incorporate cities of the second class and to repeal former acts,” approved February 28th, 1872.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused to be affixed the great seal of the State.
[SEAL] Done at the Executive Department, Topeka, Kansas, this 27th day of February, 1879. By the Governor: JOHN P. ST. JOHN.
JAMES SMITH, Secretary of State.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Mr. George Gully is building a neat residence on his lot, back of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.

Mrs. M. J. Wallis has purchased the Gully building, now being occupied by Hendricks & Wilson, for $1200.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Mr. Geo. Gully returned from his eastern trip last week.
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
In my last I gave a hasty glance at this quaint old city, but another day spent therein reveals many other points of interest. The population is about 6,000, I think, though 8,000 is claimed. We visited the three great stores of merchandise, and several of the smaller ones. Entering one of the largest by an unpretentious opening in the adobe wall, we found our-selves in a neat and well filled room, though not large.
From this room the affable proprietor led us through a perfect labyrinth of rooms, running out in every direction, each well filled with goods, together embracing almost every imaginable line and description. It is stated that the average stock of this house is more than a quarter of a million of dollars. These merchants have heavy capital, and have had an enormous trade for many years. I imagine, however, that their heavy trade, extending down the Rio Grande to El Paso, west to Tucson, Arizona, and southwest into old Mexico, will soon be cut off and divided among the several towns through which the A., T. & S. F. railroad is about to be extended. It is about thirty-five miles due west to the Rio Grande, most of the way down hill.
At Santa Fe we met G. W. Gully, our former councilman.
Winfield Courier, March 11, 1880.
G. W. Gully returned Monday evening from Santa Fe. He says that the A., T. & S. F. road is now carrying freight to Wallace, the station where the road reaches the Rio Grande.
Winfield Courier, July 8, 1880.
A little daughter of Mr. Lane was injured Friday evening by a ball from a pistol, with which Mr. Geo. Gully was shooting at a cat. The ball is supposed to have glanced from some object, striking the little girl in the thigh, and passing through the fleshy part of the leg. No bones were broken, but the ball made an ugly flesh wound. She is now doing well.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
G. W. Gully gave $5.00.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
Gully & Shue have just finished a fine job of plastering for Mr. Read.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
G. W. Gully of Kansas City was in the city last week.
NOTE: I stopped looking for Gully after January 1884. MAW


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