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George W. Miller

                                NEWS ITEMS FROM WINFIELD COURIER.


Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
MR. GEO. W. MILLER has bought the Lindsay property in this city and located here as a permanent home. He is one of the leading cattle kings of this country and has now about 5,000 head of cattle on the range in the Territory. He has selected Winfield as his headquarters, because it has good society, churches, and schools, and a wide awake people, making it the most desirable place for his family, consisting of a wife and four children.
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Mr. G. W. Miller, the gentleman who recently purchased the Lindsey place, on Manning street opposite Judge McDonald's, has built a neat addition to the house, and will at once erect a barn, put down walks, and add other improvements that, when completed, will make it a very desirable property. Mr. Miller has large cattle interests in the Territory, and is handling hogs on the market in this city, is a gentleman of means, and, togeth­er with his family, makes one of the many valuable acquisi­tions recently made to Winfield's business and society circles.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
Miller & Wood seem to lead Southern Kansas in the purchase of hogs for shipment. They shipped Wednesday five carloads from Oxford, one from Winfield, one from Cambridge, and one from Burden. They have, during the past thirty days, shipped about forty carloads. While Miller remains in our city looking after the business here, Cliff Wood is out in the country buying all the hogs he can find.
[Do not know whether the Miller mentioned with Cliff Wood is George W. Miller of the 101. Courier had a number of items re sheep and also hogs with respect to G. W. Miller...but did not make it clear which Miller it was. MAW]
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
                                                         Library Association.
At a late meeting of the Library Association, the following officers were elected for the year ending January 31, 1883.
President: Mrs. M. J. Wood.
Vice President: Mrs. T. B. Myers.
Secretary: Mrs. E. T. Trimble.
Treasurer: Mrs. A. H. Doane.
Librarian: Mrs. W. L. Mullen.
Directors: Mrs. H. B. Mansfield, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mrs. J. G. Shrieves, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. James A. Bullen, and Mrs. J. Swain.

It is hoped that the citizens of Winfield will feel that, as this association cannot flourish without money, it is the duty of each and everyone to purchase a yearly ticket. It will only cost three dollars for each gentleman in Winfield to have the opportunity of supplying himself with interesting as well as instructive reading matter for one year; and if he does not desire to do it for himself, he will have the satisfaction of knowing he is doing it for the benefit of his fellow men.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
At a late meeting of the Library Association, the following officers were elected for the year ending January 31, 1883: President, Mrs. M. J. Wood; Vice President, Mrs. T. B. Myers; Secretary, Mrs. A. H. Doane; Treasurer, Mrs. W. L. Mullen; Directors, Mrs. H. H. Mansfield, Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. James A. Bullen, Mrs. J. Swain, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. J. G. Shreeves, and Mrs. G. W. Miller.
It would be a great encouragement to the ladies to have the gentlemen come manfully to the front and buy a yearly ticket. Three dollars for one year is a small sum when the benefits to be derived from the investment are considered, still if every family in Winfield would purchase a ticket, it would place the ladies in a position where they would feel justified in not only sustaining a Library but would open an attractive reading room. Many entertaining and instructive volumes have been added to the library during the winter. Let all see to it that they have a personal interest in this association.
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
Quite a number of our citizens and interested parents assembled at the parlors of Mrs. A. T. Spotswood Monday evening on invitation of Miss Nettie McCoy, who had prepared a concert for her little scholars.  The exercises were very interesting to all assembled, and especially so to the parents of the children, who were given this occasion to judge of what musical progress had been made under Miss McCoy's instruction.
SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE MENTIONED:  Alma Miller, Frank Curns, Mable Silver, Mary Spotswood, Pearl Van Doren and Margaret Spotswood, Mary Orr, Malcolm McDonald, A. S. Higgins, Maggie Bedilion, Anna Doane, Katie Shearer, Mrs. Earnest, and Miss McDonald.
Cowley County Courant, July 6, 1882.
G. W. Miller, our Winfield stockman, shipped from Hunnewell via K. C. L. & S. on Sunday, sixty car loads of Texas cattle.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
George Miller returned from his cattle ranch Saturday and gives us an account of a killing at one of his camps last Thursday. Two of the boys had gone out to drive up a bunch of cattle and got into an altercation over who should drive them in. One of them pulled out his revolver and shot the other dead. The boy killed was a beardless fellow, unarmed, and had only been in George’s employ ten days.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 16, 1882.
                                             Another Murder in the Territory.

A young man named James Hart was shot near G. W. Miller's cow camp, south of Hunnewell, Thursday morning of last week. We were unable to learn the name of the man who shot him, but from the statements made to us, it would seem to have been a cold-blooded assassination. Hart and the assassin were on the range together, and, it appears, had some words, when the latter pulled out his pistol and shot Hart through the arm. He then rode off, leaving Hart lying on the prairie. Hart was found in the after­noon completely saturated in his blood and died in a short time after being discovered. So far nothing has been heard of the murderer, and we do not learn that any attempt has been made to capture him. Caldwell Commercial.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 16, 1882.
                                                             Courier Clips.
George Miller returned from his cattle ranch Saturday and gives us an account of a killing at one of his camps last Thurs­day. Two of the boys had gone out to drive up a bunch of cattle and got into an altercation over who should drive them in. One of them pulled out his revolver and shot the other dead. The boy killed was a beardless fellow, unarmed, and only been in George's employ ten days.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.
                                                        More Improvements.
In making up the list of improvements we omitted mentioning several persons who have put in much time and money improving and beautifying their homes this season.
Col. McMullen has been especially active in this work, and has added over eighteen hundred dollars worth of improvements to his elegant residence. The Colonel takes great interest in his home and is continually doing something to beautify and make it more pleasant.
George Miller, our cattle king, has made his residence very attractive by the addition of fences, paint, and additional room, and has built one of the prettiest barns in the city. George intends making a permanent home in Winfield for his family, and it will be a good one.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
                                                        Little Folks’ Party.
A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.

Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Luhe Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.
Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
George Miller came up from his ranche Monday. He has his little pasture of one hundred thousand acres enclosed with a three wire fence, and is ready for winter.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                        WINFIELD DON’T WANT SALOONS.
On looking over carefully the list of signatures on the petition to Hackney, we find a considerable numberr of names of persons who live in the country, and many more whom nobody knows. We find only 101 names, less than half of those on the petition, who are known as citizens of Winfield. Less than half of these probably understood what they were signing, and are in favor of saloons. It is presumable that the originators got all the names of prominent Winfield men they could by any kind of representations; and, considering all these things, the petition is not so very formidable after all. But it is enough to give our city a bad name, and give a severe stab to the cause of prohibition. The Kansas City Journal’s Topeka correspondence says that the names of all the prominent men and business firms of Winfield are found on that petition, except one bank and one hardware store. We notice that the following Winfield firms and names are conspicuously absent from the petition.
COURIER Office, Winfield Bank, S. H. Myton, W. E. McDonald & Co., W. C. Root & Co., Hughes & Cooper, J. W. Johnston, J. S. Hunt, A. B. Arment, D. F. Best, F. M. Friend, C. E. Steuven, N. M. Powers, H. D. Gans, T. R. Bryan, C. Farringer, McGuire Bros., A. H. Green, T. J. Harris, Wm. Newton, Jacob Nixon, Curns & Manser, T. B. Myers, L. B. Stone, Frank Jennings, Henry E. Asp, G. H. Buckman, H. H. Siverd, Frank Finch, J. Wade McDonald, T. H. Soward, Ed Bedilion, J. M. Dever, Bliss & Wood, W. P. Hackney, P. H. Albright & Co., R. C. Story, Youngheim Bros., E. S. Torrance, Mr. Tomlin, Brown & Son, H. Brotherton, E. T. Trimble, W. A. Lee, A. B. Robinson, A T & S F R R STATION, Holmes’ Packing House, K C L & S R R Station, C. Trump, Dr. W. G. Graham.
Besides all the clergymen of the city and more than four hundred other businessmen and voters of the city. It does not show up [?? NOT SURE OF LAST WORD??] big when we remember that but a very small proportion of the 650 voters in the city signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Geo. Miller bought thirty-three steers from J. J. Johnson last week. They averaged 1,600 pounds and he paid eighty-two dollars per head for them. J. J. can evidently afford to throw away his passes and pay fare.
The Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.

We, the undersigned persons of competent age, do hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a private corporation under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Kansas, the purpose of which is and shall be “the improvement of the breed of domestic animals,” by the importation, grazing, breeding, sale, barter, and exchange thereof.
The name of such corporation shall be “The Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.”
SECOND.  The purpose for which the corporation is formed is the improvement of the breed of domestic animals by the importation, grazing, breeding, sale, barter, and exchange thereof.
THREE.  The principal office and place of business of the corporation shall be at the city of Caldwell, in Sumner County, Kansas, but its place or places of and for holding, breeding, grazing, selling, bartering, and exchanging the domestic animals for the improvement of the breed of which the corporation is as aforesaid organized shall be wherever the same can be in the opinion of the directors or such other body of the stockholders or members of such corporation as may be authorized to act for the corporation most advantageously located.
FOURTH.  The terms for which the corporation is to exist shall be for forty years.
FIFTH.  The number of the directors of the corporation shall be nine, and the following named stockholders are appointed directors for the first year, viz:
E. M. Hewins, whose residence is Cedarvale, Kansas.
J. W. Hamilton, whose residence is Wellington, Kansas.
A. J. Day, whose residence is Caldwell, Kansas.
S. Tuttle, whose residence is Caldwell, Kansas.
M. H. Bennett, whose residence is Caldwell, Kansas.
Andrew Drumm, whose residence is Caldwell, Kansas.
Ben S. Miller, whose residence is Caldwell, Kansas.
E. W. Payne, whose residence is Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Chas. H. Eldred, whose residence is Carrollton, Illinois.
Which said charter was on said date duly transmitted, postage pre-paid to the Honorable Secretary of State at Topeka, Kansas, and on said date the by-laws for the regulation of the business of said corporation were by your said committee formulated, and that thereafter to-wit: On the 8th day of March, 1883, the board of directors of said corporation, met in pursuance of the provisions of said charter and in conformity of law elected Ben S. Miller, one of said board of directors, president of said corporation, and at the same time appointed John A. Blair as secretary and M. H. Bennett as treasurer thereof, and duly ratified and accepted the by-laws herein before referred to, wherefore we respectfully suggest that our action in and about the matter aforesaid, be approved and accepted as the fulfillment of the duties by you imposed upon us as your committee for the purposes aforesaid, and that we be now discharged from further duty.
                                                               ARTICLE I.
SECTION 1.  The name and style of the corporation shall be “The Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.”

SECTION 2.  The object of the Association is to provide for and promote the improvement of the breed of domestic animals by all lawful means, such as providing for the purchase, importation, barter, sale, and exchange thereof, at such place or places, within or without the territorial limits of this State, as shall be or seem to be, most conducive to the advancement of the interests of the Association; in pursuance of the purpose and object of which the same has been and is as aforesaid organized inclusive of the right by which and on behalf, of said Association to purchase any and all of whatsoever kind of domestic animals it, the said Association, may see fit or desire to purchase, or in any lawful manner acquire, together with the right to purchase or lease any or all parcels or tracts of land, wheresoever situated, as may be necessary for the holding, keeping, grazing, breeding, handling, selling, bartering, or in any lawful manner whatsoever exchanging any or all of any or all kinds of domestic animals so as aforesaid purchased, imported, handled, bred, grazed, obtained by barter or exchange by or on behalf of said Association.
All persons, corporations, or companies who now occupy undisputed range in the Cherokee Strip, and who agree to pay the assessments to which may be hereinafter levied upon them by authority of persons empowered by the Association to make levies for any and all purposes, may be eligible to membership in this Association upon the payment of the membership fees, as hereinafter provided.
All corporations, stock associations, or companies becoming members of this Association, shall do so in the name of the corporation, stock association, or company by which they are known, and in all elections or business which is to or may be decided by votes of members of this Association, such member or representative of any and all other corporations, stock associations, or companies being members of this Association shall be entitled to one vote, and no more.
Any party holding an undisputed and prescribed range, whether of one person, a company, corporation, or pool, shall be entitled to one membership; that is to say, if one person holds a certain prescribed range alone, he shall be entitled to one membership, and the same rule as to corporations and companies if, for convenience, two or more individuals hold each a prescribed range, and hold such range in common, each of such ranges shall be entitled to one membership, and each membership shall be entitled to one vote.  Any person possessing the qualifications hereinbefore mentioned, and desiring to become a member of this Association, shall first pay to the treasurer the sum of ten dollars ($10), and take said treasurer’s receipt therefor, and upon presentation of said receipt to the secretary of this Association, and subscribing to the by-laws, shall be entitled to a certificate of membership, which said certificate shall thereupon be issued in the name of this Association; provided that persons owning ranges or holding cattle contiguous to the range occupied by the members of this Association in the Indian Territory, may be elected honorary members of this Association upon the recommendation of the board of directors.
All transfer of ranges by purchase or otherwise shall be recorded by the Secretary of this Association in a book to be by him kept for that purpose.
All members of this Association are required within thirty days from their admission to membership to furnish to the secretary a plain and accurate description of the “marks and brands” of all domestic animals owned or held by such member; which said description of said marks and brands shall be plainly and fully recorded by said secretary in a book to be by him kept for such purpose.

                                                BOARD OF ARBITRATION.
A board of arbitration shall be appointed, to consist of three members of the Association, such board to be appointed by the directors and to hold their office during the pleasure of said board of directors, who shall have power to settle all questions in dispute between members of this Association, and from the decision of such board of arbitration either party in interest may appeal to the board of directors by giving, upon the rendition of said decision, immediate notice of his intention to so appeal, and by entering into and undertaking to the opposite party in such sum as said board of arbitrators shall deem sufficient credentials for the payment of all costs and expenses necessarily incurred by reason of such appeal.  In the event of the decision of said arbitrators being affirmed by said board of directors, thereupon the chairman of said board of arbitrators shall immediately notify the board of directors of the pendency of such appeal and state the time and place when and where said board of directors shall meet to hear and determine the same; which time shall not be less than ten nor more than sixty days from the time of taking such appeal, and the time and place of sitting of said board of directors to hear said matter shall be at such point as said board of arbitrators may direct; provided, always, that in no event except by consent of parties shall the place of the sitting of said board of directors for such purpose be other than at the city of Caldwell, in Sumner County, Kansas, or at some well-known and convenient ranch upon the grazing lands of the Association; and the chairman of the board of arbitrators upon the giving an acceptance of the appeal bond hereinbefore provided for, immediately notify the parties in interest of the time when, and the place where, the board of directors shall be called to meet to hear and determine and appeal; and the decision of said board of directors shall be final.
The following are the names of members of the Association so far as we have been able to obtain them.
Blair, Battin & Cooper
E. W. Payne, for Comanche County Pool
T. F. Pryor & Co.
S. T. Tuttle, S & Z Tuttle
R. B. Clark
W. H. Harrelston
H. Hodgson & Co.
John Myrtle
McClellen Cattle Company
Johnstone & Horsmer [?]
G. A. Thompson
C. M. Crocker
Robert Eatock [? Entock?]
Wm. Corzine
M. J. Lane
Hammers Clark & Co.
McGredy & Harlen
Walworth, Walton & Rhodes
D. P. Robinson & Northup

Windsor Bros.
H. A. Todd
Wicks, Corbin & Streeter
W. B. Helm
N. J. Thompson
Bates & Payne
E. W. Rannells
P. S. Burres
W. W. Wicks
Dean & Broderick
Shattuck Bros. & Co.
H. H. Campbell
Briggs & Wilson
John Love & Son
J. C. Weathers & Sons
Ewell & Justis
A. M. Colson
W. S. & T. Snow
Dominion Cattle Company
Theo Horsley & Co.
Southern Kansas Border Live Stock Company, J. W. Hamilton, manager.
G. W. Miller (W. M. Vanhook in charge)
B. H. Campbell
Drury Warren
L. Musgrove
A. A. Wiley
Tomlin & Webb
Geo. V. Collins
J. F. Conner & Co.
Cobb & Hutton
A. J. & C. P. Day
Moore & Rohrer
Carnegie & Fraser
M. K. Krider
Texas Land and Cattle Company (limited)
W. C. Quinlon
Ben Garland
Ballenger & Schlupp
A. T. & T. P. Wilson
A. Mills
H. W. Timberlake & Hall
Stewart & Hodges
Drumm & Snider

Williamson Blair & Co.
Charles Collins
Ben S. Miller
Gregory, Eldred & Co.
W. R. Terwilliger
M. H. Bennett
Barfoot & Santer
Hewins & Tims
Sylvester Flitch
D. A. Greever
Stoller & Rees
Crane & Larimer
Dickey Bros.
McClain & Foss
E. M. Ford & Co.
Dornblazer & Dole
J. C. Pryor & Co.
HONORARY MEMBERS: W. E. Campbell, L. C. Bidwell.
The Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.
                                                       THE WIRE FENCES.
                               Agent Tufts’ Report to Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
SIR: Referring to cattle letter dated January 6, 1883, I have the honor to report that I have visited the lands known as Cherokee land, west of 96 degrees, and find there a large number of cattle, estimated to be 300,000, ranging on the Strip.  About 200,000 are there by and with the consent of the Cherokees, and on which there was paid a grazing tax to the Cherokee authorities of about $41,000 during the year.  About 100,000 cattle on these lands belong to citizens of Kansas, who turn them loose on these lands and pay no tax.
After a careful investigation, I have to answer the questions submitted in the above official letter as follows.
1.  How much fencing has been done?
    Answer: 950 miles.
2.  To whom do the fences belong?
    Answer: To citizens of the United States and a few citizens
    Of the Cherokee Nation.
3.  Name each and all companies or organizations claiming to own fences and the quantity of wire in each.
Comanche pool, 55 miles.
Bollinger & Schlupp, 60 miles.
Drumm & Snyder, 50 miles.
Miller & Pryor, 45 miles.

B. H. Campbell, 30 miles.
George Thompson, 40 miles.
S. & Z. Tuttle, 58 miles.
Bridge & Wilson, 45 miles.
Bates & Co., 33 miles.
Hewins & Titus, 60 miles.
Cobb & Hutton, 56 miles.
C. H. Moore, 24 miles.
George Miller, 72 miles.
H. Hodgson, 35 miles.
Dean Bros., 40 miles.
E. M. Ford, 87 miles.
C. H. McClellan, 72 miles.
G. Greever, 60 miles.
T. Mayhew, 37 miles.
4.  How long since fencing was commenced?
    Answer:  During the spring of 1882.
5.  What effect has such fencing had upon legitimate travel and upon mail routes?
    Answer: There are but two mail routes through the land in question: from Caldwell, Kansas, to Ft. Reno and points beyond; from Arkansas City to Nez Perces Agency. There are no fences within two miles of either road. There are no other roads for legitimate travel across these lands. Pastures are supplied with gates for the use of parties traveling through.  The fences do not interfere in any manner with legitimate travel or mail routes.
6.  What effect has the wire fences on the reservation of destruction of timber on said lands?
    Answer: Timber extended only along the water courses, and for miles into the Territory along the state line of Kansas, has been destroyed by parties from Kansas, who have used it for fuel and fencing. Much of this valuable lumber has been taken from the Cimarron River, a distance of sixty miles from the Nation line. Unless this wholesale destruction of timber is stopped, it is safe to state that all timber on these lands will be destroyed within three years.
While the value of this timber to those who steal it is not great, its value to the country can hardly be estimated, and whatever disposition is made of these lands ultimately; the supply of water will determine its value for any purpose.
There is no law in the statutes of the United States to punish for stealing timber from the reservations of any of these five civilized tribes, and it is very evident there never will be any, and these people from the states will continue to destroy this timber as they are are now doing until it is all gone.

Where ranges have been fenced, the cattle men neither cut timber themselves nor do they permit anyone else to do so; and in my judgment, if the fences now on these lands are permitted to remain, and others are permitted to fence under proper instruction, it will put an effective stop to the destruction of the timber on these lands, and as these cattlemen place fire-guards around their ranches, the young growth of timber will add much to the value of the lands.
I respectfully recommend that the fences now on these lands be permitted to remain, and that others desiring to fence their range have permission to do so.
1st.  Permission from the Cherokee Nation must be obtained.
2nd.  That no fences shall be erected within two miles of any post road.
3rd.  If any parties fencing their range cut or permit any timber to be cut within their pastures, they shall be subject to removal from the Territory and the fences destroyed.
4th.  All fences shall be removed at once from the Territory whenever those in possession shall be notified to do so by the department.
The effect of a settlement of this matter in this way will be that the Indian office will not be called upon every few months to remove from the Territory cattlemen who refuse to pay tax.  The Cherokee National will collect double the tax; the destruction of the timber will be effectually stopped, and the young timber protected from fire.
The only opposition I found to this fencing was from those who claimed that the timber on these lands belonged to anybody that got it, and from those who live in the states and own large herds of cattle on these lands and refuse to pay tax.
The Pennsylvania Oil Company, who attempted to fence without permission from the Cherokee authorities and enclose the ranges and owners of small herds of cattle on which they had paid Cherokee tax, have agreed to settle with those whose ranges they had intended to enclose in their pasture, and obtain permission of the Cherokee authorities, or go elsewhere for their range.
This arrangement satisfies Mr. Scott and others, who complained to the Department of the action of the Oil Company; and if permitted to do so, will fence their ranges during the coming summer.
Very respectfully,
JOHN Q. TUFTS, U. S. Indian Agent.
To Hon H. Price, Commissioner Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
Mr. Sparks sold George W. Miller two steers Saturday that weighed 4,370 pounds. The largest one weighed 2,423 pounds. Mr. Sparks got $201.65 for the two. These are the largest steers we have seen in the county.
Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
George Miller bought a steer Monday which had three horns—two on the head and one on the side of its neck. George got up a small museum and exhibited the steer for the benefit of the poor and sick. Quite a collection was taken up.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
                                                         Encourage the Boys.
Yesterday morning Mr. Geo. W. Miller, capitalist and prominent stock dealer, came into the Winfield Bank and made a present of a five dollar gold piece each to James Lorton, C. E. Fuller, and E. J. McMullen, employees, in testimonial of their uniform courtesy, gentlemanly deportment, and correct, neat, and prompt manner of keeping accounts and paying checks.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

The Courier says Indians frighten horses and make them smash up buggies. Also that the great cattle man, Geo. Miller, has gone into the show business, and is exhibiting a three-horned steer.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, accompanied by her interesting family of little ones and Miss Mollie Brooks, left on Wednesday morning for a visit to friends in Missouri. She will be absent three or four weeks. Miss Brooks, who has spent the winter here, returns to her home in Kentucky much improved in health. She is an accomplished young lady and has many good friends here who will sadly miss her.
G. W. MILLER. [Wm. Vanhook in charge.]
All cattle branded 101 on left horn. Range on Salt Fork, Indian Territory.  P. O. Winfield or Hunnewell, Kansas.
Horse brand [K] One lot of cattle branded has left shoulder [K] on left loin. [NOT 100% SURE...BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE “K” WAS USED ON BOTH HORSES AND CATTLE.]
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                     Notes of the Convention.
The Millingtons entertained Col. S. S. Prouty, Mrs. Prouty, and Mrs. Anderson, of Topeka; Mrs. Conductor J. E. Miller, of Arkansas City; Noble L. Prentis of the Atchison Champion; A. B. Lemmon of the Newton Republican; Mrs. Lemmon and three boys.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning entertained Prof. I. T. Goodenow and Mrs. Goodenow, of Manhattan; H. B. Kelly of the McPherson Freeman, and Mrs Kelly.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained Mrs. N. R. Baker of Topeka; Miss Marshall of Concordia; E. H. Snow of the Ottawa Journal & Triumph, Mrs. Snow, and their son.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen entertained Hon. Albert Griffin of the Manhattan Nationalist, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Ward, and Mrs. Wilder, all of Manhattan.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read entertained C. M. Lucas of the Cherokee Sentinel and Mrs. Lucas.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Black entertained W. M. Allison and Mrs. Allison of the Wellingtonian.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert entertained Mr. Fred Glick, Private Secretary of the Governor, and Miss Hattie Coburn of Atchison.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Gary entertained W. D. Greason of the Paola Republican and J. T. Highly of the Paola Spirit.
Mrs. W. W. Andrews entertained Col. R. G. Ward of the Sedan Times; Mrs. Ward; I. W. Patrick of the Oswego Republican; and Mrs. Patrick.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis entertained J. S. Boughton of the Lawrence Monthly, and Mrs. Boughton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt entertained A. D. Brown of the Burlington Patriot, and Mrs. Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jennings entertained Miss Brown of Burlington, and to them was assigned Miss Hattie Pugh.
To Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger were assigned Mr. Moody of the Lawrence Spirit and Mrs. Moody.
To Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson were assigned A. Perkins of the Iola Courant, and Mrs. Perkins.
To Mr. and Mrs. Beeney were assigned G. D. Ingersoll and wife of the Valley Falls New Era.
To Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin were assigned H. S. Heap and wife of the Osage Mission Republican.
To Mr. and Mrs. George Crippen were assigned J. E. Watrous of the Burlington Independent and Mrs. Watrous.
To W. L. Morehouse were assigned O. O. Leabhart and wife of the Harper Sentinel.
To W. S. Mendenhall were assigned Louis Well and wife of the Leavenworth Pioneer.
To A. P. Johnson was assigned T. P. Fulton of the El Dorado Democrat.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gibson were assigned J. W. Remington of the Leavenworth Workingmans’ Friend, and two Misses Remington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short entertained Miss McElroy of Humboldt and Miss Lane of Wyandotte.
Mr. and Mrs. Doane entertained V. J. Lane of the Wyandotte Gazette, and C. O. Perkins of the Oswego Republican.
Mr. and Mrs. Rembaugh entertained Miss Mary McGill of Oswego.
Mrs. Berkey entertained H. B. Kelly of the McPherson Freeman and Mrs. Kelly.
To Miss Graham were assigned W. A. Morgan and wife of the Cottonwood Falls Leader.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ordway were assigned I. T. Goodenow and wife of the Manhattan Republic.
To Mrs. Tucker were assigned O. S. Munsell and wife of the Council Grove Republican.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman were assigned W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter, of the Wamego Reporter.
To Capt. And Mrs. John Lowry were assigned A. N. Moyer of the Wyandotte Gazette and G. F. King of the Oswego Democrat.
To Mrs. Noble was assigned G. W. Sweezey of Halstead.
To Mr. and Mrs. Sherrer were assigned J. H. Downing and wife of the Hays City Star Sentinel.
To Dr. and Mrs. Perry were assigned A. B. Wilder of the Scandia Journal, and H. A. Heath of the Kansas Farmer, Topeka.
To Geo. W. Miller were assigned F. Meredith, wife, and daughter, and Mrs. McLaughlin of the Anthony Journal.
To Mr. and Mrs. Rinker were assigned C. A. Lewis of the Phillipsburg Herald and C. I. Eccles of the Border Star, Columbus.
To C. C. Harris was assigned Gen. J. H. Rice of the Fort Scott Monitor.
To Fred Blackman, operator, was assigned F. H. Roberts of the Oskaloosa Independent.

Lon W. Robinson of the Winchester Argus, Geo. N. Broadbere of the Tonganoxie Mirror, D. L. Grace and Mrs. Nelly Grace of the Girard Herald, J. T. Alexander and Miss Ida Roberts of the Girard Life Boat, J. H. Brady of the Enterprise Register, Alvah Shelden of the El Dorado Times, J. J. Burks of the Colony Free Pres, G. F. Kimball and daughter of the Lawrence Sun, S. P. Moore of the Cherryvale Globe News, J. R. Eastall [?] of the Burlingame Chronicle, and others either failed to materialize or were assigned by Ed. to some of the places left blank above.
The committee entertained with Mrs. Olds, H. W. Young of the Independence Star, O. S. Bentley of the Kansas City Times, Ch’loost [?] of the Louisville Republican, J. A. Scott and son of the Osage Mission Journal, A. N. Moyer of the Wyandotte Gazette, H. A. Heath of the Kansas Farmer, Topeka, R. S. Turner of the Sedan Journal, J. H. Gilkey of the Greeley News, Will D. Wright and H. D. Gordan of the Hepler Leader.
At the Lindell, six whose names Ed. did not report before he left.
At the Commercial, three names not reported.
At Mrs. Trezise’s, five names not reported.
At Freeland’s, R. D. Bowes of the Smith Center Pioneer, R. M. Watson and Henry E. Timmons [?] of the Strong City Independent.
At the Brettun House, H. C. Ashbaugh of the New on Kansan, Adrian Reynolds of the Howard Courant, Geo. W. Cooper and wife of the Garnet Journal, F. P. Baker, president of the Association, of the Topeka Commonwealth, Prof. E. M. Shelton of the Manhattan Industrialist, and the State Agricultural College, H. Buckingham of the Concordia Empire, J. A. Udden and Ed Nelander of the Lindsborg Posten, C. H. Van Fossen of the Kansas City, Kansas, Globe, Wm. H. Cramer of the Neodesha Free Press, S. Kauffman of the Garnett Plaindealer, W. Hollingsworth of the Vinita paper, J. H. Downing and wife of the Hays City Star-Sentinel, and secretary of the Association, P. G. Prouty of the executive office, Topeka, Geo. Sweezey of Halstead, R. P. Murdock, wife and child of the Wichita Eagle, Jacob Stotler and daughter of the Emporia News, Miss Kate Murdock, daughter of M. M. Murdock of the Wichita Eagle, B. J. F. Hanna of Wakeeny, H. A. Perkins and wife of the Iola Courant, W. T. McElry and wife of the Humboldt Union, A. L. Rivers and daughter of the Chanute Times, W. O. Graham and wife of the Harper times, O. O. Leabhart and wife of the Harper Sentinel, Fletcher Meredith, wife, son, daughter, and Mrs. McLaughlin, of the Anthony Journal, A. B. Whiting and wife of the North Topeka Times, James Dillon of the Garden City Irrigator, V. J. Lane and daughter of the Wyandotte Herald, G. O. Perkins of the Oswego Independent, Miss Mary McGill of the Oswego Independent, J. F. Drake of the Emporia Republican, S. O. Ebersole and daughter of the Minneapolis Sentinel, G. D. Baker of the Topeka Commonwealth, Clark Conklin and sister of the Lyons Republican, Geo. W. Martin and wife of the Junction City Union, O. S. Hunsell and wife of the Council Grove Republican, H. B. Kelly and wife of the McPherson Freeman, J. S. Jennings of the Wichita Republic, H. P. Standley of the Arkansas City Traveler, W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter of the Wamego Reporter, F. D. Coburn of the Kansas City Indicator.
The following insisted upon it and paid their own bills at the Brettun: Theo. S. Case, of the Science Review and postmaster of Kansas City, with Mrs. Case, W. A. Bunker, and wife of the Newspaper Auxiliary, Kansas City, Mrs. Helen Moore of Topeka, Ben McGee of Newton, and G. B. Rogers of Newton, chief train dispatcher.

It is probable that there are many errors in the above lists growing out of the fact that Ed. Greer met at Wichita the large crowd from the north which arrived here after 11 o’clock, Wednesday evening, and assigned the guests to places; but has now gone to Chihuahua taking his memorandum with him, so we had to guess where he placed a large number of them.
When Ed. started for Wichita at 3 p.m., Wednesday, we expected that he would return with the big crowd by 7 o’clock, at least, before the 10 o’clock arrived from the east, and taking as he did nearly the full list of places of entertainment with him, we could not know which he had filled until he returned. The train from the east came an hour earlier and we had to detain a large number of guests in the parlors of the Brettun and at the hall where the ball was progressing, until Ed returned and we could find out what places were not filled. In this way a considerable number of gentlemen and ladies were not assigned to places until about midnight and they utterly refused to intrude, as they called it, into the houses of private  citizens at that unreasonable hour, saying it would be an imposition to do so. They would sit up the rest of the night on the sidewalk first. We could not prevail upon them by the idea that it would be a still greater imposition on our citizens to keep them sitting up to that late hour expecting guests, prepared and anxious to entertain them. and then be disappointed. It was a fact that quite a number of our citizens came to us the next day, feeling grieved and disappointed because they were not supplied with guests as they were promised, and were thus deprived of a pleasure as well as the chance to help do honor to our visitors, and it was a hard job for us to pacify them with the facts.
There were one hundred and seventy-six guests of the citizens of Winfield here at the Editorial Convention, as nearly as we can figure it.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                Where the Money Came From.
The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share,
so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

D. A. Millington, $20; C. C. Black, $20; McDonald & Miner, $5; W. P. Hackney, $5; A. T. Spotswood, $5; J. L. Horning, $5; J. B. Lynn, $5; A. B. Arment, $5; J. H. Bullene & Co., $5; J. S. Mann, $5; S. C. Smith, $5; Hudson Bros., $5; Curns & Manser, $5; Burnett & Clark, $5; J. P. Short, $5; Geo. Rembaugh, $5; J. P. Baden, $5; Robert Hudson, $5; C. L. Harter, $5; Bryan & Lynn, $5; Ed. P. Greer, $5; Pugsley & Zook, $5; Tomlin & Webb, $5; O’Meara & Randolph, $5; S. H. Myton, $5; M. Hahn & Co., $5; Henry Goldsmith, $5; Winfield Bank, $10; A. H. Doane & Co., $5; M. L. Read’s Bank, $10; Geo. W. Miller, $5; Chicago Lumber Co., $5; P. H. Albright & Co., $5; J. Wade McDonald, $5; Wm. Dawson, $2; W. S. Mendenhall, $2; J. L. Hodges, $1; D. Palmer & Co., $1; D. C. Beach, $1; J. D. Pryor, $2; S. D. Pryor, $1; M. G. Troup, $1.90; Geo. M. Miller, $1; John Wilson, $.50; Whiting Bros, $1; Hendrix & Wilson, $2; A. E. Baird, $2; W. H. Strahan, $1; Miller, Dix & Co., $1; Lovell H. Webb, $1; Charlie Fuller, $1; J. E. Conklin, $2; Geo. Emerson, $2; F. S. Jennings, $2; D. Berkey, $1; H. Paris, $1; A. C. Bangs, $1; G. H. Allen, $1; McRorey, $1; Johnson, $1; J. O’Hare, $1; Frazee Bros., $1; W. L. Hands, $2; J. F. McMullen, $1; F. J. Sydall, $1; Dr. Fleming, $1; Dr. McIntire, $1; Atkinson, $1; Capt. Myers, $1; R. B. Pratt, $1; V. R. Bartlett, $2; Nommsen & Stueven, $1; Albro, $2; D. Rodocker, $2; H. E. Silliman, $2;
W. J. Wilson, $2; E. H. Nixon, $1; C. C. Harris, $1; Lou Zenor, $1; W. H. Smith, $1; Brotherton & Silvers, $3.; Rinker & Cochran, $2; H. Brown & Son, $2; Q. A. Glass, $2; Holmes & Son, $2; Dan Mater, $1; E. S. Reynolds, $1; M. J. Stimson, $1; Rabb, $.50;
O. W. P. Mann, $1; Jim Connor, $1; Dr. Green, $2; E. J. Brown, $1; J. W. Johnson, $2;
Dr. Bull, $1; A. Herpich, $1; McGuire Bros., $3; Harter Bros., $1; H. G. Fuller, $2;
H. E. Asp, $1; C. M. Wood, $2.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Mrs. G. W. Miller and family returned Friday from a visit to friends in Newtonia, Missouri. She has been absent several weeks, and her friends are pleased to have her home again.
Wm. VanHook, in charge of the Geo. Miller ranch, was in town Tuesday and gave the JOURNAL the benefit of his smile.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 19, 1883. Front Page.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
The special premiums offered below will be assigned to special location in the main building, or on the grounds, and will be under the management and control of the General Superintendent. Entries must be made as in other classes, but the Secretary’s card shall indicate for whose special premium the exhibit will enter for, and the exhibitors must be governed by the restrictions named in the special premium. Payment of premiums will be made by the parties offering the same, on the certificate of the awarding committee, said committee to be appointed by the executive board of the association.
                                       Lot 5. BY G. W. MILLER. STOCK MEN.
TEN DOLLARS. For the largest hog of any color, sex, or breed, open to the world. Bring out your big hogs.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Geo. W. Miller has shipped eighty car loads of fat cattle this week. They were all from his pastures in the Territory, and he has purchased thirty-five hundred head of through cattle to take the places of those shipped. George swaps dollars at the rate of about a hundred thousand a week now-a-days.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Messrs. Washington, Zimmerman, and Slaughter, large stock men from the Territory, were up Tuesday enjoying the hospitalities of Geo. W. Miller.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                     [WINFIELD FAIR: SPECIAL PREMIUMS.]
By Geo. W. Miller: $10 for largest hog of any age or breed was awarded to Isaac Wood of Vernon. Hog weighed 700 pounds.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                                               THE FAIR.

The south main exhibition building was devoted to the ladies department supplemented by a grand organ and sewing machine show. The fancy work under Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, was a varied display of taste and industry such as we have never seen before in one collection. There were articles of every imaginable name, and Mrs. Kretsinger hid amid a wilderness of lace and embroideries, had her hands more than full. The fine arts under Miss Kate Millington attracted much attention. The beautiful collections of paintings of Mrs. Geo. W. Miller and Mrs. C. C. Black were greatly admired.
                                                     CLASS L. FINE ARTS.
Best collection of oil paintings, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Garlick, city, 2nd.
Fancy painting in oil or water colors, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, first premium; Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 2nd.
                                                 CLASS M. FANCY WORK.
Ornamental needle work, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 2nd.
Best and prettiest thing not enumerated elsewhere, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Miss Lena Walworth, city, 2nd.
Hand painted toilet bottles, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 1st premium; Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 2nd.
Hand painted pin cushion, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium.
Best bed spring, G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium.
The Caldwell Journal, October 4, 1883.
                                                      C. S. L. S. Association.
At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association, held in Caldwell on the 3rd day of October, 1883, the following action was had.
On motion of A. J. Day, seconded by A. Drum, it was ordered that a committee of four, consisting of Ben S. Miller, S. Tuttle, E. M. Hewins, and J. W. Hamilton be appointed on quarantine grounds, in place of the old committee, who are hereby discharged; and that said committee have full power to lay off and define quarantine grounds.
The following resolution was adopted.
Resolved, That the Hunnewell quarantine grounds shall be bounded on the north by the Kansas state line, on the west by Forsythe Bros., Moore & Roher, and G. W. Miller’s fences; on the south by the Nez Perces reservation; on the east, by Helm & Horsley’s fence. The Caldwell quarantine ground shall be bounded on the north by the Kansas state line; on the west by Garland & Corzine’s fence, and run due north to State line; on the south by J. A. Blair’s fence; on the east by W. E. Malaley, Bower Bros., Barefoot & Santer, Moore & Roher, and D. T. Beals. J. A. BLAIR, Secretary.
Caldwell, October 3, 1883.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
                                                         Scraps from Akron.
Gammon Brothers marketed 48 head of hogs at Seeley last Wednesday. They were sold to Miller & Wood of Winfield for $4.12-1/2 per hundred and averaged 340 lbs. a head.
[Believe this was G. W. Miller, 101, and Cliff Wood...Cliff worked for Miller.]
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1883.

A Horse on Eleventh Avenue, east, for sale cheap. Enquire at residence of Geo. W. Miller.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
                                                           Cattle Thieves.
Monday morning two men drove 47 head of cattle into Oxford and prepared to ship them. While they were being loaded, a gentleman who is buying hogs for Mr. Geo. W. Miller at Oxford noticed that the cattle bore Mr. Miller’s brand. On questioning the parties, they said they had bought the cattle of Mr. Miller some days before. The cattle were loaded and came over on the morning train, together with one of the shippers. Mr. Miller’s man also came over. Coming uptown he met George and happened to speak of his having seen two carloads of cattle bearing his brand loaded at Oxford that morning and that they were on the train then standing at the depot. George at once said that he had not sold any cattle and that they were certainly stolen out of his pasture. They then started to the depot on a run. The fellow who had the cattle seemed to be watching and when he saw them coming, jumped off on the opposite side of the train and made for the timber. He was followed by several parties, but up to this time they have failed to capture him. George had the stock switched off here and then went west after the old man with gray hair. He left his pal at Oxford to go east with the cattle while he went another way with the two ponies. The stolen cattle were worth about fifteen hundred dollars.
The Caldwell Journal, November 22, 1883.
                                          C. S. LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION.
                                           Proceedings of the Board of Directors.
The Board met in Caldwell on Tuesday, November 13th, pursuant to adjournment, and met from day to day until Monday, November 19th.
Present: Ben S. Miller, president, and a full board.
The Board decided as to who were members of the Association, and ordered certificates to be issued to all parties who had paid the first assessment and held undisputed ranges on the Cherokee Strip.
It was also ordered that the treasurer refund the $10 fee paid him by parties not entitled to membership.
In the cases of Windsor & Roberts vs. Estes Bros., and Windsor & Roberts vs. W. W. Wicks, the Board decided as follows.
That the ranges of Estes Bros., and W. W. Wicks shall commence at a point on the north line of the Ponca reservation half way between Bodark and Deer Creek; thence running north, or nearly so, to a point eleven miles north, and half way between Bodark and Deer Creek; thence east to East Bodark, and down East Bodark on the west side to where Miller’s branch empties into East Bodark; thence east to the Ponca trail, and south along said trail to the Ponca reservation; thence along the north line of the reservation to place of beginning; and that the Black Dog trail shall be the dividing line between said Estes Bros., and W. W. Wicks.
The following motion was adopted.

That all parties who may desire to lease a part of what is known as the Salt Fork & Eagle Chief Pool shall produce a written statement, signed by every member of said Pool, stating that they desire that six different leases be executed to six different parties for the range known as the Salt Fork & Eagle Chief Pool, and giving a full description of each range and the number of acres it contains, to the satisfaction of the Board; and that upon the production of said written statement, signed as aforesaid, said lease will be granted.
In the case of Gregory, Eldred & Co., vs. the Comanche County Pool, the decision of the Board of Arbitrators was affirmed, E. W. Payne and Chas. H. Eldred, directors, being interested parties, not voting.
L. Banks Wilson, W. B. Helm, and J. P. Richmond were appointed a board of arbitrators to settle all disputes between Windsor & Roberts and all other parties contesting, and disputing ranges with them, and that all expenses of arbitration shall be paid by the parties in interest, and the arbitrators to view the grounds.
The following was adopted and ordered to be published in the official organ of the Association.
SECTION 8.  The Board of Directors of this Association, at any regular, special, or adjourned meeting thereof, shall have full power to make any orders, rules, or regulations, and compel the enforcement of the same so far as the members of this Association are concerned, regarding all range and association matters not provided for in the sub-division of section seven of the by-laws, in relation to arbitration. Any order, rule, or regulation of the Board so made shall be published at least four consecutive times in the official organ of this Association, and when so published shall be and remain in full force and operation as to all the members of this Association until revoked or changed by the Board. Any member of the Association who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to comply with the requirements of any order of the Board so made, after being duly notified thereof in conformity with the orders of the Board of Directors, shall forfeit his membership in the Association, and all rights, privileges, and immunities arising from such membership.
On motion of A. Drumm, seconded by A. J. Day, the following was adopted and ordered to be published in the CALDWELL JOURNAL for four weeks.
In conformity with the provisions of Section 8 of the by-laws of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association, it is hereby offered by the Board of Directors of the said Association in regular session this 19th day of November, A. D. 1883, as follows.
That in any case where two or more members of this Association own and occupy adjoining ranges, and it shall become desirable or necessary to construct and maintain division or partition fences between the ranges so adjoining, and the owners or occupants of said adjoining ranges are unable to agree upon the terms of constructing and maintaining such division or partition fences, either of said parties may, by petition filed with the secretary of this Association (which petition shall state, in plain and concise language), the matter in controversy or dispute in relation to such fences, to the Board of Directors of the Association.

In any case where any member of this Association shall have already fenced his range, and any other member of the Association coming upon and occupying an adjoining range shall join his fence to or use any portion of the fence already constructed as aforesaid, shall be liable to pay the owner thereof one-half of the cost and maintenance of the same. And if any member of this Association shall refuse to pay for such division fence in the manner aforesaid, the member aggrieved may submit all matters pertaining to the joining and use of such fence to the Board of Directors, as hereinbefore ordered.
The secretary of this Association, at the time of filing any petition under the provisions of this order, shall give notice to the opposite party or parties, in writing, of the time of filing the same, at least thirty days before the hearing of the case, and shall attach to such notice a copy of the petition so filed. If any such petition shall be filed with the secretary within thirty days of the time of holding the next regular meeting of the said Board of Directors, the matter shall be heard and determined by the Board at the said next regular meeting, unless continued by the Board of Directors.
If any such petition shall be filed more than ninety days before the time fixed for holding the next succeeding regular meeting of the Board, the secretary shall immediately fix a time, not less than thirty days nor more than sixty days, for a special meeting of the Board of Directors, and shall give notice of the filing of said petition and the time and place fixed for holding such special meeting, by publication, not less than four weeks, in the official organ of the Association, and also by mailing a copy of such notice, authenticated by the seal of the Association, to the respondent named in such petition, at his nearest post office.
On motion the secretary was ordered to have the following notice published for three months consecutively in the CALDWELL JOURNAL, the Texas Live Stock Journal, the Kansas City Live Stock Indicator, and the San Antonio Express:
This is to notify drovers of Texas and Arkansas cattle, that a trail used in the summer of the years 1881 and 1882, by what are known as through cattle drovers, has been fenced by the members of this Association, and is included in pastures now stocked with domestic cattle, which renders it extremely dangerous to have this trail used by through Texas cattle.  Said trail has been known as the eastern trail, or the trail running from Red Fork, Indian Territory, west, crossing Turkey Creek at or near Bullfoot Ranch, and up the Cimarron River to the western trail. The said western trail crosses the Cimarron River south of Dodge City, Kansas, which trail is provided for by the directors of this Association, and is left a width of three miles for the use and benefit of southern drovers.
The trail from Red Fork, Indian Territory, to the Cimarron Crossing, known as the eastern or Red Fork and Dodge City trail, cannot be used in future by persons driving through Texas or Arkansas cattle.
A strip three miles wide has also been left for what has been known as the old Chisholm trail from Red River to the quarantine grounds at Caldwell and Hunnewell, Kansas.
On motion the Board adjourned until the second Tuesday in March, 1884, unless sooner called together, as provided by the by-laws and rules of the Association.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
                                                               Caught Him.

One of the cattle thieves, an account of whose exploits was printed last week, was caught by Mr. Geo. W. Miller last week about twelve miles west of Wichita. His name is Hiram McCathalan, and he is an old penitentiary bird. He is the one who helped to load the cattle at Oxford and afterward took the horses away. Mr. Miller struck his trail and followed it all around over the country until he finally came up with him. He was riding along the road at the time and seemed very much surprised when George rode up, pulled his Winchester down on him, and ordered him to “throw up.” He yielded gracefully, however, and George brought him to Wellington, where he now lies in jail. George is a good thief-catcher.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
A wagon backed into Mrs. Geo. W. Miller’s buggy Saturday evening, severely demoralizing it, but doing no injury to the occupants.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
                                                         From The Traveler.
Geo. W. Miller, of Winfield, recently rounded up and branded 5,400 head of cattle at his ranch on Salt Fork south of Hunnewell. He has changed his old brand of LK to 101 on hip and horn.
The Caldwell Journal, December 13, 1883.
Horace, Mr. Cathron, and Wm. Miller, who stole two car loads of cattle from G. W. Miller’s ranch on Salt Fork, last month, have been arrested and are now in jail at Wellington.  The first was captured in Sedgwick County and the second at Gainesville, Texas. Miller, after making his escape, stole a horse near Winfield, three in Sedgwick County, three more, with harness, wagon, and load of corn, near Milan, and then lit out for Texas. Against Mr. Miller serves a sufficient number of years to pay up for his little eccentricities, he will undoubtedly be too aged to take any interest in cattle or horses.
[Note: Last sentence seems garbled to me.]
The Caldwell Journal, December 20, 1883.
Elsie Thralls passed through town last Friday with the horses and wagon stolen by Miller from near Milan. We stated last week that Miller had been captured, but that was a mistake.  Miller got away, owing to the want of promptness on the part of the officers at Gainesville.  If their course in regard to Miller is anything to judge by, it is no wonder the vicinity of Gainesville has been the scene of frequent robberies during the past six months.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a large number of friends at their elegant home Friday evening. It was a pleasant company and the hospitality was highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mayor & Mrs. Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. Hickok, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Mann, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Millington, Mr. & Mrs. Silliman, Mr. & Mrs. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. & Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. & Mrs. Branham. Also, Mr. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Foose, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Ripley, of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Judge Buck of Emporia. These evening gatherings are becoming quite a feature in our social life, and nowhere are they more heartily enjoyed than at Mr. Fuller’s.
[Note: There were two G. W. Miller and one G. M. Miller. Impossible at times to tell if they are referring to 101 George W. Miller or one of the others. MAW]

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller entertained a number of young friends Wednesday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                           The Masquerade.
The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
The following is the list of names of those in masque, together with a brief description of costume or character represented.
                 Geo. W. Miller, as Old Father Hubbard, had a most ridiculous make-up.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                              OUR FAIR.
                                   The Stockholders Meet and Elect a New Board.
On Monday afternoon the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association met in the Opera House for the purpose of re-organizing the Board of Directors for the year 1884, and receiving reports of the condition and doings of the Association for the year. About seventy-five stockholders, representing nearly all of the subscribed stock, were present.
Following is a list of Shareholders and Number of Shares Held.
                                                          Geo. W. Miller, 2.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1884.
Geo. W. Miller and V. B. Bartlett have completed a neat office next to Curns & Manser.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
                                                   Ladies’ Library Association.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Ladies’ Library Association will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, at 3 p.m. At the last semi-annual meeting the following named ladies were elected as officers and directors for the ensuing year.
For president, Mrs. C. S. VanDoren; vice president, Mrs. T. B. Myers; secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lunday; treasurer, Mrs. C. B. Millington; librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullin.
For directors: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. A. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch. Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.

Mr. Geo. Miller, residing east of town, sold one hog to our Geo. W. Miller for $30 Tuesday. Geo. W. Miller says that is more than he ever paid for one hog before. It was bought for shipment. While we are speaking of Millers, we would like to suggest that some of those in Cowley change their names to something beside George. With about a dozen George’s in the county, how are we going to keep from getting them mixed? The Smith families want to branch off from Williams, too.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
Geo. W. Miller left Saturday for the East, on a few days business trip.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
Mrs. Geo. W. Miller has been enjoying a visit from her brother, Mr. S. B. Carson, of Dayton, Ohio, with his lately acquired bride.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
Master Joe. Miller, son of Geo. W. Miller, our stock dealer, has returned from school at Richmond, Kentucky, and taken charge of his father’s business in this city, Cliff Wood having retired. Joe. shows more manliness and business than many boys very much older.
[After learning that George W. Miller, 101, dealt in hogs in Winfield, this item above leads me to believe that Joe Miller left school to go to work for father. Joseph Carson Miller, son of George W., was born March 12, 1868, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Joe Miller married Lizzie T. [?] Miller, born in Bethany, Louisiana. She married Joe Miller in December 1894. Joe Miller would have been 16 when he left school and went to work for his father, G. W. Miller. He would have been about 26 years of age when he married.]
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
The semi-annual meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held last Tuesday and elected six directors, as follows: Mrs. Whiting, Mrs. Bullene, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mrs. Kate Wilson, and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh. Those directors holding over are: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. H. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch; the president, Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, and the secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy. The Association is in a flourishing condition.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
Mrs. G. W. Miller and children, have returned from a two weeks visit with relatives and friends in Southwest Missouri.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
                                            STREAKS OF SUNSHINE. [ADS.]
Hogs for Sale. Six piggy sows and fifteen shoats for sale. Inquire of Joe Miller.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
DIED. Wm. H. Vanhook, a young man for fourteen years in the employ of Geo. W. Miller, our cattle man, and the last four years manager of Mr. Miller’s Territory ranch, died last week at Hunnewell. He was taken a few days before, while in the Territory, with typho-malarial fever. Mrs. Miller and Dr. Emerson left here as soon as apprised, but before they reached him, the grim destroyer had done his work. The body was brought to Winfield and buried Friday from the Christian Church, Rev. H. D. Gans officiating. The attentions of Mr. and Mrs. Miller could not have been exceeded had the young man been an own son.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.

Mr. T. J. Beckett, of Walnut, bought a red Berkshire male hog two years ago of Mr. G. W. Miller. Saturday he brought in a drove of sixty-two, all the direct offspring of that hog, and marketed them for over a thousand dollars, leaving a number of the same breed at home yet. The antecedent of all these was sold among the lot for more than his original cost. That is certainly a good record.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
The ladies of the Christian Church will give a dinner and supper on New Years’ Day in the building now occupied by the Holiday Bazaar, one door south of Wallis & Wallis’. All are cordially invited to assist. Come one and all and enjoy a happy New Year. Proceeds to be used for Sunday school. Meeting at the residence of Mrs. G. W. Miller Saturday at 3 o’clock.
                                                   Tin Wedding Celebration.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
On Wednesday evening of last week, Mayor Emerson and lady threw their pleasant home open for the entertainment of invited guests, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. J. E. Saint, Mrs. Perkins; Misses Sadie French, Margie Wallis, Jessie Millington, Josie Baird, Nettie McCoy, Anna McCoy, Mattie Harrison of Hannibal, Mo.; Messrs. E. H. Nixon, R. B. Rudolf, M. H. Ewert, M. J. O’Meara, and Ezra Meech. Each bore a token of respect and good will. Under the royal entertainment of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, all passed the evening most enjoyably and departed with the old year, heartily wishing the “bride and groom” many anniversaries of their wedding, down to the one of diamonds, with its silver tresses.
Not at all sure this is G. W. Miller of 101...
                                                       A Pleasant Surprise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, who have just passed the twentieth mile stone in their married life, were enticed away from their home on the evening of the 2d inst., ostensibly to take tea with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller. Before tea was announced, however, a messenger arrived and informed them that some parties had called to see them on very important business and that they must hasten home. Imagine to their surprise at being met at the door by Mrs. G. W. Miller, whom they had just left at her home, and being ushered in and greeted by about fifty of their friends. The raiders had captured the entire premises, even to the kitchen and dining room, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were made to understand that a china wedding was on hand and that they were the victims. Mrs. Bryan was spirited away to an upper chamber, where she was soon attired in her wedding dress of twenty years ago. The wedding pants were produced by Mr. Miller, but alas, the increased rotundity of the bridegroom forbade the thought. They were led to the parlor and a pleasant ceremony pronounced by Elder J. S. Myers. After congratulations the company was invited to the dining room, where a feast such as only the ladies can prepare, was greatly enjoyed. The table was spread in elegant style with a very handsome set of Haviland china, which was presented to the bridge and groom by their many friends. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buford, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Journey, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Graham, Dr. D. Gans, Elder and Mrs. J. S. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Smock; Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. French; Mrs. Dr. Capper, Mrs. Galbreth, Mrs. Judge Tipton, Mrs. Grinnell, Mrs. Iles, Miss Emma Fulton, Misses Ida and May McGhee, Miss Atha Suess, Miss Bessie Graves, Mr. C. G. McGhee, Mr. J. F. Miller, Mr. Frank Miller, Mr. J. T. Hackney, Mr. R. Hackney, Elder Hopkins, and others whose names we did not get. It was a very enjoyable evening and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan desire to express their sincere thanks to their friends for their kind remembrances and will ever cherish the memory of that occasion as one of the greenest spots in their lives.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
                                               THE LUCKY NAMES AT THE
                                                    Bee Hive Prize Drawing.
                                            One of those listed. G. W. Miller.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Mr. G. W. Miller went to his ranch in the Territory a few days ago to look after the interests of his cattle. His loss has been comparatively small during the severe weather.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
The many friends of Miss Mollie Brooks, niece of Mrs. G. W. Miller, will be glad to know that she will accompany Mr. J. J. Carson’s family to Winfield this week, to spend the spring and summer.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
One of Mr. G. W. Miller’s ranchmen was up from the Territory last Thursday and reports a loss of but twenty out of Mr. Miller’s five thousand head of cattle—a remarkable showing considering the mortality at many other ranches. Mr. Miller will bring five hundred head to the State immediately and feed them for the early spring market.
                                              DEPARTURE FOR KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Regarding Mr. J. J. Carson, brother-in-law of Mr. G. W. Miller, our cattle dealer, and whom we mentioned last week as arriving here from Richmond, Kentucky, to locate in business, we find the following in the Richmond Herald.

“It is with sincere regret that we note the departure from our city of one of her most worthy citizens, Mr. J. J. Carson, who will leave tomorrow for his new home in Winfield, Kansas. Mr. Carson entered the Federal army at the outbreak of the war as a private in the 3rd Kentucky Regiment and by indomitable pluck and courage, he was soon promoted to a captaincy. He followed the fortunes of the army of the Cumberland from the bloody field of Shiloh through all its various campaigns, and was wounded at Stone River and again at Missionary Ridge. When the contest ended, Capt. Carson laid aside the animosities of war with his sword, as did all good and true soldiers, and entered upon the peaceful avocations of life. For many years he was engaged in business as principal salesman in a large dry goods house in Cincinnati, receiving a handsome salary, but with a manly sense of independence he came to Richmond in 1877 and started in business for himself. Though a comparative stranger, his fearless Christian character, affable manners, and thorough personal integrity in all social and business relations of life soon won for him a host of friends and a reputation, envied by all and surpassed by none. He is not only a thorough-going businessman, but a public spirited citizen, and will be a worthy acquisition to any community. While deploring his departure from our midst, we congratulate the people of Winfield upon having such a citizen among them. His estimable wife, whose social qualities are only excelled by her Christian virtues, preceded him a few weeks ago, carrying with her the heartfelt affection of many true and devoted friends. We bespeak for them many years of happiness and prosperity in their new Western home.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
S. W. Chase, of Tisdale township, sold a carload of fine twelve hundred lb. two-year-old cattle to Geo. W. Miller yesterday as has ever appeared on our streets. He got $4.12½ per cwt.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
At the regular business meeting of the Ladies Library Association on Tuesday of last week, the following named ladies were elected as officers and directors for the ensuing year: President, Mr. D. A. Millington; Vice-President, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood; Secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy; Treasurer, Mrs. C. M. Wood; Librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullen. Directors: Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. F. W. Finch, Mrs. C. Taylor, Mrs. Dr. Graham, Mrs. Dr. Perry, Mrs. Dr. Tandy, Mrs. J. S. Myers, Mrs. C. Strong, and Miss E. Strong.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
G. W. Miller, Cowley’s cattle king, left Tuesday to attend the cattlemen’s convention at Caldwell.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Mrs. G. W. Miller, accompanied by her son, Joe, left for New Orleans Tuesday evening. They expect to be gone several weeks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Geo. Miller starts for Texas next week, and will begin shipping cattle at once, fresh off of the southern grass. George keeps up with the seasons, from the north to the south pole.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Mr. J. W. Browning, of Beaver township, drove in sixty-two hogs yesterday. G. W. Miller bought the lot at $3.70 per cwt.—$520 for the herd.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Geo. W. Miller shipped another car load of hogs to K. C. Thursday, getting $3.85. He ships three from New Salem and one from here in the morning. He averages one car a day now, and has shipped twenty cars so far this month, averaging $555 a car.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.

Geo. W. Miller got a curiosity in a hog purchase on the street the other day—a six-legged hog. The seller had lost his business eye, else he would have never sold that porker as common swine meat. Just above the first joint of each front leg grew out leg number two, perfect in every way. The four front feet perform the same functions—the two on each leg touching the ground in unison. The curiosity was shipped to Kansas City among a car load of “porkupines,” cut out and sold to a museum. It is another proof of the fact that Cowley downs the world for productiveness. The hog weighs about two hundred pounds.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Geo. W. Miller, of Winfield, Kansas, is in the city today looking after his railroad freights for the coming season. He has 10,000 or more beeves to ship this season, and is now about to decide on a route of shipment. He will either ship from Red Fork, Indian Territory, via St. Louis to Chicago, or from Hunnewell, by way of Kansas City to Chicago. We hope the Kansas City railroad will make him favorable rates. K. C. Live Stock Record.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Mrs. G. W. Miller and children, Mr. D. B. Carson and Miss Mollie Brooks, left this morning for a week’s visit to the Territory and Oklahoma. They will take in Mr. Miller’s ranch. J. W. Brooks, accompanied by Master G. M. Carson and Lacki [Zack] Miller, took their route via Geuda Springs to investigate the farming country and the Western Saratoga.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Geo. W. Miller bought of L. M. Kokernut, of Gonzales, Texas, Wednesday, 2,048 head of cattle. The price paid was $51,200. This looks like a pile of money to change hands, but it is a very common occurrence with Mr. Miller, who thinks about as much of such a transaction as our reporter does of giving a nickle to the hand organ man.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Mrs. G. W. Miller and relatives returned from the Territory Saturday. They enjoyed a pleasant visit at the ranch, but very narrowly escaped being drowned in crossing Salt Fork river.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Joe Miller informs us that last week the cowboys made a raid on Hunnewell, and finding the City Marshal drunk, rounded him up in jail, declaring they would have peace. The marshal begged to be let out, but they kept him in all night. There was no blood shed and everything was quiet after caging the marshal. It might be a good thing to jail the marshal every time if it has this effect.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Geo. W. Miller is highly pleased with the big cattle trade consummated yesterday. Old Guthrie bossed the cattle through. Mr. Miller says he is the best man he ever had for this business. Mr. Kokernut, the man from whom Mr. Miller bought the cattle, returned yesterday to Gonzales, Texas. Mr. Miller speaks highly of Mr. Kokernut as a gentleman and a businessman. The cattle were in a No. 1 condition and never had a bunch been delivered in a better condition. They were two months on the drive to Hunnewell. The cattle were three year olds and a fine bunch. Mr. Miller shipped 500 to Chicago and will ship the balance at once.
                                                      A PLEASANT TIME.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.

Saturday evening was the occasion of a very enjoyable time at the pleasant residence of S. D. Pryor and wife, it being Mr. Pryor’s birthday. The following couples were present: M. L. Robinson and wife, Dr. Kirkwood and wife, C. W. Taylor and wife, L. M. Williams and wife, H. B. Schuler and wife, J. C. Fuller and wife, Dr. Elder and wife, Henry Brown and wife, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartman, and S. C. Smith. The evening soon passed away and it was nearly midnight when the party broke up. All enjoyed themselves. The refreshments were very fine. Dr. Kirkwood presented Mr. Pryor with the birthday cake, which was decorated in a unique and tasty manner. All left wishing the evening was only longer. May Mr. Pryor enjoy many such birthdays.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Mrs. G. W. Miller, taken suddenly and seriously ill Sunday, is much improved.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Geo. W. Miller bought, last week, a little herd of seventeen hundred head of two and three year old steers of Allen & Gibson, Pacus, [?Pecos] Texas, at sixteen and twenty-five dollars per head, delivered at Mr. Miller’s ranch in the Territory. Messrs. Allen & Gibson spent last Sunday here with Mr. Miller. They came up to buy Judge McDonald’s Polled Angus cattle, not knowing they were sold.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Sheriff McIntire is home from the U. S. District Court, at Wichita. Bob Perry, who killed one of George Miller’s Territory ranchmen, plead guilty and was given three years in the pen. He had languished at Wichita for three years. The court adjourned yesterday.
Not known whether this was George W. Miller of the 101...
                                                         THE BIG SHOW!
                        The Last Day of The Cowley Co. Fair—A Grand Success.
                                           OUR FAME SPREAD ABROAD!
         The Possibilities of Cowley Co. Shown in all Their Glory—Various Fairisms.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The contest for J. J. Carson’s special prize of a fine hat for the best gentleman rider was competed for by Parker Hahn, George W. Miller, Dick Chase, and E. M. Chase. The judges were Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. A. H. Doane, and Miss Margie Wallis. Mr. Miller won the prize. He threw a beautiful bouquet to the ladies just before the decision, which likely cut some figure.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Last Thursday being the annual election of the Ladies’ Christian Aid Society, the meeting was held at the residence of Mrs. Dr. Tandy. The following officers were elected: Mrs. G. W. Miller, president; Mrs. H. C. Buford, vice-president; Mrs. J. J. Carson, secretary; Mrs. Warren Stone, treasurer.
                                                CATTLE TO STALL-FEED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
I will let out cattle for stall feeding in bunches of from 100 up to suit feeder, and will pay eight dollars per 100 pounds increase, to April 15th. G. W. MILLER.
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The bridal tokens were numerous, valuable, and handsome—the admiration of all who saw the array last night.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
           Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, silver syrup pitcher.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

G. W. Miller shipped a car load of hogs over the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad Thursday for St. Louis. Mr. Miller is always on deck. He generally gets there first. It was the first swine shipped over this road as through freight. G. W. will keep it red hot with his large shipments.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
I have $15,000 to loan at 1¼ per cent in lots of $5,000 or more. G. W. Miller.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The writer took a run Wednesday to the new and bustling town of Atlanta, on the K. C. & S. W., only about four months old, twenty-two miles from this city. We expected to see some half a dozen houses and very little business and were agreeably surprised to find a live, wide-awake town of seventy-five or more houses. All classes of business are well represented. Atlanta has two good hotels, several dry goods and grocery stores, hardware and drug store, a good livery stable, a live newspaper, and two lumber yards, all doing an excellent business. In fact, every kind of business that is necessary for a town of Atlanta’s size is well represented and doing a good business. Atlanta is also a good shipping point. Marshal Dunbar ships several car loads of hogs every week for G. W. Miller. It is also an excellent game market—quails, chickens, and other game being brought in by the sack full. We were around the stores some time and noticed that they were kept busy waiting on customers. We are under many obligations to W. H. Day for showing us around and other kind attentions. The businessmen are live men and push their business. We shall recollect with pleasure our trip to this town on the prairie.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
William Vanhook, formerly one of Geo. W. Miller’s cowboys, died at Hunnewell Tuesday of consumption. Mr. Miller brought the body in on the S. K, last evening. A cortege was awaiting it at the depot, from where it was taken to Union Cemetery and placed beside a brother who died last year. Milton was twenty-five years old and had been sick for some months. Mr. Miller gave him every attention.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The city scales office was adorned by a big “yaller” cat as dead as a mackerel and swinging to the door knob by its tail, placarded, “500 cat’s wanted, G. W. Miller.” G. W. must have a mighty big back yard fence to decorate.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.
G. W. Miller is through with his cattle business in the Territory for this season, and is at home to make hogs squeal, regardless of price.
                                                 MR. McALLISTER FREE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

Immediately after the issue of THE DAILY COURIER Monday, citizens began to look into the office to discuss the McAllister affair and never have we seen more earnest feeling displayed than in this case. Numerous propositions were made for his release; but before any of these could be carried into effect, another had taken the matter into his own hands and prompted by the whole-souled, generous, and noble spirit which always characterizes his action toward the poor and oppressed, went immediately to the jail and pledged his individual credit for the amount necessary to secure Mr. McAllister’s release. This man was George W. Miller. On reading THE COURIER last evening, he picked up his hat and started out. In answer to his wife’s inquiry as to where he was going, he answered “to jail.” He said he would have the old gentleman out or stay there with him, and walking straight over, he secured his release. The old gentleman was profoundly grateful for the generosity and kindness which prompted the action and Mr. Miller retired to his home satisfied in the thought that he had made at least one family happy and their scanty fireside brighter. For this act, let alone the many other of like character which he is performing every week, George W. Miller is entitled to the gratitude of this community.
        [Story of female teacher beating up young McAllister told separately. MAW]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
                                                          Hackney Harpings.
Zack Whitson sold his twenty-eight head of steers last Saturday to G. W. Miller of Winfield.
Arkansas City Republican, July 10, 1886.
Thirteen carloads of cattle went out over the Frisco yesterday. The shipment was made by G. W. Miller, of Winfield.
Arkansas City Republican, July 17, 1886.
Geo. Miller, of Winfield, made a shipment of 13 carloads of cattle from Cale to St. Louis.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.
                                                     Killed in the Territory.
DIED. George W. Miller received a letter from his son, Joe, this morning, from the Miller Ranch twenty-five miles below Hunnewell, stating that one Green, a Washita ranchman, started from Hunnewell yesterday with some horses. He hired three Indians to help him drive. Near the Miller ranch, the Indians put a bullet into Green’s heart, took a number of horses, and decamped. A posse was being made up for pursuit, and the story of three noble red men found dangling in tree limbs will likely be heralded. Green was a well known territory cattle man.  Winfield Courier the 22nd.
Arkansas City Republican, March 12, 1887.
Geo. Miller, of Winfield, was in town yesterday. Says Winfield is very, very quiet. Hunnewell Correspondence in Wellington Standard.
Mr. Miller is one of Winfield’s most prominent citizens. He is a cattleman.








Will run another disk on news items because of this!
Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1903.

                                                     TO FURNISH MEAT.
                             101 Ranch Will Supply Beef To the Chilocco School.
J. C. Miller of 101 ranch was in the city yesterday afternoon, coming in from the Chilocco Indian Schools, where he had been to see about making the first delivery of meat under his contract. Mr. Miller said this is the first time the 101 ranch has ever obtained the contract to furnish Chilocco with its meat, but had for the past eight years supplied the Ponca and Otoe Indians. The contract calls for 300,000 pounds of beef and the first delivery of 125 head of cattle will be made in about two weeks.
[Tried to add on after running item on first disk...Not enough room! Had to run item again with add-on on second disk. MAW]


Items taken from March 1932 issue...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 16, 1932.
                                 All Equipment Of 101 Ranch Is Up for Auction.
The famous 101 Ranch, owing to the depression, went into the hands of a receiver a few months ago. It received the one, two, three punch from this depression. First, the oil industry went bad. Much of the ranch income during late years came from the oil interests. Then the circus business felt the pinch and the wild west show failed to draw a pay-gate. The third blow came from the agricultural situation. The ranch was widely diversified but there was no profit in hogs, a loss in cattle and a bigger loss in crops.
As a result of this condition all of the ranch equipment is offered for sale by the receiver, Fred C. Clarke, at public auction March 24 and 25. The list to be sold includes everything from pigs to buffalo and from a hoe to a combine. The ranch land has been leased out to individual farmers. The future of Oklahoma’s famous estate is uncertain. It will be operated by lease holders for a year or two. It may be sold as a unit or, should farm property recover, again be operated as the 101 Ranch.
It is expected that the 53 head of buffalo and three head of elk offered in the sale will be sold at private sale but nothing is reserved at this sale, and if there are purchasers for these animals they will be sold also. The sale will be held in a large pavilion and will be held regardless of the weather. Those interested in obtaining additional information may obtain it by writing to the receiver, in care of the 101 Ranch, Ponca City, Oklahoma.
                                        MILLER PLACED UNDER ARREST
                           Makes $15,000 Bond for His Appearance on April 15.
Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, March 25, 1932.
Newkirk, Okla., Mar. 25—(AP)—Colonel Zack Miller, last of the founders of the famed Miller Brothers’ 101 Ranch, was arraigned in county court Friday on a charge of “assault with a dangerous weapon” and his preliminary hearing set for April 15.

The colorful rancher and showman came at odds with the law Thursday when he fired a shotgun at the heels of one of two attorneys for Fred C. Clarke, receiver, in charg e of an auction of the personal property on the ranch.
R. M. Parkhurst, county judge, accepted a $15,000 bond for the ranchman signed by Harry Cragin and W. H. Boucher, as well as a $1,000 peace bond signed by the same men.
                                                            In Bad Health.
Haggard and worried but calm after his armed protest of the auction, which he termed “legal robbery,” Miller appeared to be in a rather serious physical condition.
He remained at the ranch Thursday night after his arrest, with Bruce Potter, county attorney, and Potter’s brother, Paul. Paul Potter said examination of the shell fired by Miller while Neal Sullivan and W. O. Wilson, attorneys, were at the ranch “White House” to discuss the auction sale, showed it had contained buckshot instead of bird-shot as previously reported.
                                                         Suit Is Postponed.
Meanwhile, the last of four foreclosure suits against the ranch lands was postponed until April 13. Former Governor Henry S. Johnston, chief counsel for Miller, said plans for refinancing the ranch through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation were under way and that it seemed likely aid from this source would be forthcoming.
Three foreclosure cases against the Miller property have been lost by the ranchman. The fourth case, that of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Boston, had been postponed twice prior to Friday’s delay. In this case both Miller and his divorced wife intervened to claim their right to the homestead site involved.


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