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Trying to find out J. C. Weathers first name is most difficult. Think it was “James” from an early entry. Caldwell paper referred to him as “John C. Weathers.” I think that is incorrect.
Looking at Bolton Township in 1880, I cannot find him. Have only one entry...
C. A. Weathers, 42; spouse, C. A. Weather (?), 37.
Looking at Winfield in 1873, I found two families mentioned:
J. C. Weathers, 33; spouse, C. A., 28.
N. C. Weathers, 33; spouse, Fannie J., 25.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color          Place/birth              Where from
J. C. Weathers             36  m     w            Illinois                     Illinois 
Cynthia Weathers               32  f       w            Illinois                     Illinois
Charles O.? Weathers        13  m     w            Illinois                     Illinois
Jennie Weathers                 11  f       w            Illinois                     Illinois
Note: N. C. Weathers did not show up on 1875 Census of Winfield Township.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, October 18, 1872.
WANTED. To trade brick for a few cords of good dry wood.
                                                 ANDREWS & WEATHERS.
M. Virginia Weathers and Charles E. Weathers...
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.
                                                          Teacher’s Report.
To the Clerk of Public School Board of Winfield, Kansas, for the month ending Jan. 25th, 1873.
Whole number enrolled, 104.
                                                  PRIMARY DEPARTMENT.
Average daily attendance, 31.
Present every day: Mary Cochran, Alice Johnson, Ettie Johnson, Cora Kenworthy, M. Virginia Weathers, Oscar Cochran, Edmond Cochran, L. Frank Freeland, Richie Mansfield, Willie J. McClellan, Willie S. Tarrant.
The first month was largely employed in correcting—in mind and habit—the heterogeneous mass gathered from all quarters, north, east, and south, and adjusting the same to the teacher’s standard of propriety.
At first, many of the pupils were disposed to indolence, and some to positive rebellion. The latter trouble has mainly disappeared, and many of those afflicted with the former disease exhibit symptoms of convalescence. Not being able to make an inspiring report for the first month, we concluded to pass it in silence.
The last month has been encouraging; our hopes are now buoyant; and while ideal excellence has been reached by few, if indeed any, yet we think it proper, as to loyalty, and commend­able efforts toward perfect lessons, to report the following Roll of Honor:

Cora Bullene, Mollie Bodwell, Florence Bickel, Emma Howland, Alice Hill, Alice Johnson, Ettie Johnson, Ida J. Johnston, Virginia Weathers, Annie Kochler [Koehler ?], Ruth Kenworthy, Cora Kenworthy, Mary S. Knowles, Emma Knowles, Lutie Newman, Edmond Cochran, Harrison Hellman, Phillip Kochler, [???? NAMES WERE VERY HARD TO READ...AND LAST FEW LINES WITH MORE NAMES, I RECKON, ARE GONE.]
Thomas Lowry, Marshal Land, John N. Likowski, Michael McDonnell, Amos Smiley [? Smithy ?].
                                                           UPPER ROOM.
Average daily attendance, 31.
Present every day. Ella Freeland, Lydia A. Kenworthy, Mary L. Koehler, Jessie Millington, Annie Newman, R. W. Dever, I. E. Johnson, H. E. Likowski, Walter A. Lewis, Harold H. Mansfield, O. Orlando Menor, W. D. Menor, Richard S. Whitaker, Charles E. Weathers.
Roll of Honor. Cora E. Andrews, Luella Blandin, M. Callie Blandin, Adida V. Boucher, P. Nellie Covert, C. Louis Crapster, F. Ella Freeland, Lydia A. Kenworthy, Mary L. Koehler, Jessie Millington, Anna Newman, Nettie C. Quarles, Ida B. Weir, R. Nellie Wiggan, Fred C. Hunt, Frank E. Howard, Frank A. Howland, I. Ernest Johnson, H. Eddie Likowski, Wm. Dean Menor, Holiday H. Menor, O. Orlando Menor, Harold H. Mansfield, Addison F. Powers, Charles E. Weathers.
Future reports will be shaped by the following schedule:
No half days absent. No times tardy. Attendance. Deport­ment. Scholarship. Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic, Spelling, Reading, and Punctuation, History, and Penmanship.
Average scholarship. Standing Perfect, 100.
                                J. B. PARMELEE, Miss E. A. TUCKER,  Teachers.
Winfield Courier, November 27, 1873.
The finest Glass sets to be found anywhere in the city will be found at the blue front of the Weathers Brothers.
Mrs. J. C. Weathers...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
                                            GRAND MASONIC FESTIVAL!
To be given for the benefit of Adelphi Lodge, A. F. & A. M. at the Courtroom, Winfield, Kansas, Dec. 25th, 1873.
There will be a public installation of officers of the Lodge at the Baptist church at one o’clock P.M. After the Installation there will be a few short addresses by members of the order.
Dinner will take place at the courtroom at five o’clock P.M.
A cordial invitation is extended to the public.
After dinner a grand ball will be given at the courtroom. Good music will be in attendance. A cordial invitation is extended to the fraternity to be present. Special invitations will be given by the Committee to those not members of the order.
The following is the list of the committees appointed for the occasion.

COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. A. A. Jackson, T. A. Rice, J. E. Saint, W. M. Boyer, L. J. Webb, J. C. Fuller.
SOLICITING COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, S. H. Myton, I. Bing, A. T. Shenneman, J. A. Simpson, J. Swain, T. A. Blanchard, R. B. Saffold, John Rhodes; Mrs. Flint, Mrs. McMasters, Mrs. A. H. Green, Mrs. Brotherton, Mrs. Tousey, Mrs. Limbocker; Miss Jennie Stewart, Miss Lowry, W. W. Limbocker.
RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Dr. Graham, M. L. Read, A. Howland, P. Hill, J. P. Short, Mrs. A. A. Jackson, Mrs. P. Hill, Mrs. Robin­son, Miss Ella Quarles, J. L. M. Hill.
TABLE COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. E. Saint, J. D. Cochran, J. C. Fuller, John Swain, J. A. Simpson, A. T. Shenneman, A. S. Williams, J. P. Short, Mrs. J. P. Short, Miss Read, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Oakes, Mrs. J. F. Paul, Mrs. E. Maris, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. W. M. Boyer, Mrs. L. R. Paul, Mrs. L. J. Webb, Mrs. J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. W. G. Graham, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Miss Parmelee, Miss Lizzie Graham, Miss Yount.
VOCAL MUSIC COMMITTEE. Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Brotherton, John Swain, H. Brotherton, Mrs. Green, Miss Newman, Miss Parmelee, Miss Bryant.
TICKET AGENTS. C. A. Bliss, J. Newman, J. C. Weathers.
COMMITTEE ON INVITATION. L. J. Webb, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. C. Fuller.
FLOOR MANAGERS. A. A. Jackson, L. J. Webb.
Instrumental Music for the Day: J. W. Johnston, J. A. Simpson, J. E. Saint.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
J. M. Dever has purchased an interest in the Grocery and Provision store of Weathers & Bro. Mr. Dever is one of our oldest and most trusted citizens. A man of strict integrity and upright manly principles. And those doing business with the firm of Weathers & Co. can safely rely on being fairly dealt with.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the late firm of Weathers & Bro., will save cost by calling at the store of J. C. Weathers & Co., and settling up. J. C. WEATHERS.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
Below we give the names of our businessmen who advertised in the “COURIER EXTRA” this week. Our readers may rest assured that men who advertise liberally will deal liberally.
Ellis & Black, W. L. Mullen, Darrah & Doty, O. N. Morris & Bro., T. E. Gilleland, George Miller, Maris, Carson & Baldwin, J. C. Weathers and Co., C. A. Bliss & Co., Hitchcock & Boyle, W. M. Boyer, Lagonda House, Banking Houses of M. L. Read and J. C. Fuller, J. B. Lynn, N. Roberson, M. Miller, Frank Williams, Geo. W. Martin, and the Arkansas City Traveler.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
FOR SALE OR TRADE. A splendid cook stove for sale, or trade for a good cow. The stove is nearly new with furniture complete. Inquire at the store of J. C. Weathers & Co., in Winfield.
Jennie Weathers...

Winfield Courier, May 29, 1874.
Report of Winfield Graded School for the month commencing April 27th, and ending May 22nd, 1874.
Note: Perfect, 100; good, 80; failure, 40.
                                                   HIGHER DEPARTMENT.
No. of pupils enrolled during the month: 38. Average daily attendance: 19.20. No cases of tardiness: 65. Average time lost by tardiness daily: 34 minutes. Average deportment: 80.
                                                HELEN PARMELEE, Teacher.
                                            INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT.
No. of pupils enrolled during the month: 48. Average daily attendance: 30. No. cases of tardiness: 30. Average time lost by tardiness: 5 minutes.
Names of scholars neither absent nor tardy: Oliver Newland, Jordan McDonald, Mary Davis, Sylvia Darrah, Katy Davis, Lela Doty, Jennie Hulshopple, Alice Hill, Jennie Weathers. MRS. T. A. WILKINSON, Teacher.
J. C. Weathers...
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1874.
Council met at Courthouse May 18, 1874. Mayor S. C. Smith in the chair; Councilmen present, H. S. Silver, S. Darrah, J. P. McMillen, and R. B. Saffold. J. W. Curns, Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The petition of J. C. Weathers to have the grade lowered between 10th and 12th Avenues on Main Street was referred to the committee on sidewalks.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1874.
The Council met at the courthouse June 2nd in pursuance of adjournment. Present: S. C. Smith, Mayor, and councilmen McMillen, Silver, and Darrah, J. W. Curns, Clerk.
The committee on the petition of J. C. Weathers and others to have the grade on Main street lowered reported unfavor­ably thereon; on motion the petition was referred back to the petitioner.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1874.
The advertisement of J. C. Weathers & Co., which will be found elsewhere in this issue, will inform our readers where they can purchase their groceries, queensware, etc., cheap and at the same time be sure of getting a good article. Both members of the firm are well known to most of our citizens and need no recommen­dation from us.
AD: J. C. WEATHERS,                                                                             J. M. DEVER,
                                                    J. C. WEATHERS & CO.
                                                Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
                       LAMP-CHIMNEYS, LAMPS, COAL-OIL, FISH, SALT, etc.,
                                                     AT THE BLUE FRONT
                                                 ON SOUTH MAIN STREET
                                                           Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1874.

Weathers & Dever have moved their stock of groceries and provisions from their old stand into the old log store building, in place of Newland, who closed out at auction. Mr. Weathers and Mr. Dever are both too well known to require any recommendation from us, and we have no doubt they will do good business in their new location.
Charlie and Jennie Weathers...
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
A report was given relative to pupils attending grammar and intermediate departments of Winfield schools by W. C. Robinson. “The efficiency of our schools is much hindered by tardiness and irregular attendance. Parents will oblige us by aiding in overcoming this difficulty.” Students in different departments were listed.
                                                  Intermediate Department.
Georgie Black, Grant Bodwell, Oscar Cochran, Charley Dever, Willie Ferguson, Frank Freeland, Robert Hudson, Joseph Hudson, Willie Leffingwell, John Likowski, Richie Mansfield, Bennie Manning, Georgia McDonald, Willie Prescott, Frank Robinson, Willie Tarrant, Alfred Tarrant, Willie Walker, Charlie Weathers, Robert Hubbard, Hattie Andrews, Mary Bodwell, Cora Bullene, Ida Black, Anna Bishop, Winnie Barnard, Luella Cowen, Sylvia Darrah, Ida Dressel, Julia Deming, Katy Davis, Lila Doty, Annie Hunt, Emma Howland, Alice Hill, Sarah Hudson, Ida Johnson, Edith Kennedy, Josie McMasters, Nannie McGee, Amy McQuiston, Lutie Newman, Minnie Stewart, Jennie Weathers, Effie White, Lillie Lappan, Mary Knowles, Emma Knowles, Leona Corkins, Iola Corkins, Martha Copple.
                                                     Grammar Department.
Delhe Kennedy, Eddie Whitehead, Frank Howard, Holiday Menor, Addison Powers, Thos. Cochran, Robert Dever, Rolly Millspaugh, Frank Howland, Harry McMillen, Robert Deming, Isaac Johnson, Fred Hunt, Thos. Lowry, Wm. Hudson, Harvey Thomas, Willie McClellan, Harold Mansfield, Eddie Likowski, Ora Lowry, Ella Freeland, Nettie Quarles, Belle Galbraith, Ines Griswold, Ella Manly, Kate Johnson, Jennie Hane, Jennie Lowry, Mary Cochran, Ida McMillen, Mary Hudson, Nellie Powers, Nellie Barnard, Cora Andrews, Bertha Lamb, Eugenie Holmes, Laura McMillen, Pella Bradish, Jessie Millington, Hortense Holmes, Mattie Minnihan, Maggie Dever, Lillie Ford.
Fred Hunt, Miss Jennie Hane, and Miss Ella Freeland are graduates in spelling, each having spelled 400 words in regular recitation without missing one.
We wish those interested would freely visit our schools and remark about anything either satis­factory or unsatisfactory.
                                     W. C. ROBINSON, MISS S. E. ALDRICH.
J. C. Weathers...
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
J. C. Weathers & Co. have closed up.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                        No. 497. S. C. Smith, vs. J. C. Weathers.
                                   No. 500. Francis Black vs. J. C. Weathers, et al.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.

Disposition of cases in the District Court up to Wednesday night.
State of Kansas Versus—
497. S. C. Smith, vs. J. C. Weathers, judgment for plaintiff.
500. Francis Black vs. J. C. Weathers, et al., judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Cemetery Association on Wednesday, March 31, 1875, at W. H. H. Maris’ store. All persons owning a lot in the Winfield Cemetery are stockholders, and entitled to vote at the meeting. A full attendance is requested. The following is a list of the said stockholders.
                                              JOHN B. FAIRBANK, Secretary.
John Lowrey, C. A. Bliss, Mrs. Clara Flint, Robert Hudson, W. L. Fortner, W. H. Dunn,           Mallard, Dr. D. N. Egbert, J. H. Land, W. M. Boyer, A. Menor, S. J. Swanson, Mrs. Eliza Davis, M. L. Read. S. C. Smith,           Kenton,           Marshall, Henry Martin,  W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. K. Maris, E. Maris, J. Newman, L. J. Webb, J. W. Smiley, George W. Brown, John Rhoads, H. H. Lacy, L. T. Michner, George Gray, N. H. Holmes, John Mentch, M. Steward, J. J. Barrett, J. W. Johnson, J. Evans,           Cutting, W. G. Graham, S. W. Greer, Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, J. D. Cochran, C. C. Stephens, W. H. South, J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Joseph Foos, G. S. Manser, Mrs. Southworth, A. A. Jackson, J. F. Graham, Mrs. H. McMasters, S. H. Myton, S. H. Darrah, M. L. Robinson, D. H. Rodocker, R. H. Tucker, James Kelly, W. Dibble, D. F. Best, Z. T. Swigart, R. Rogers.
James C. Weathers...
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                               Cowley County District Court.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, to be holden on and from the 27th, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
                                             S. C. Smith vs. James C. Weathers.
Between September 1875 and next entry in June 1881, J. C. Weathers was not mentioned in any of the papers I have covered. Now we find him residing in Bolton township. The reason for this was that the paper might have consistently got his name wrong. The following item called him “Withers.” MAW]
J. C. Weathers...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
The meeting of stockmen, called for last Saturday, met at 2:30 p.m. in the canal office, and organized by electing Dr. J. T. Shepard chairman of the meeting and Dr. S. F. Curry, of Bitter creek, secretary. Owing to the press of business conse­quent upon the round ups now going on in the Territory, the meeting was not as largely attended as could be desired, yet considerable business matters were talked over, and a committee, consisting of Messrs. J. C. Withers [Weathers], S. J. Rice, and Dr. Z. Carlisle were appointed to confer with the Texas cattle men upon the matter in hand. Their report will be submitted at the next meeting. The meeting then adjourned to meet at the same time and place on Saturday, June 11th, 1881.

Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
Mr. J. C. Weathers, of Bolton, called Tuesday of last week.
Chas. Weathers...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 9, 1881.
                                                   Report of Mercer School.
The following is a report of the standing of the advanced grade of the Mercer school, Dist. 53, for the month beginning Oct. 2, and ending Oct. 28, 1881: Carrie Rice, 85; Clara Lorry, 90; Florrie Yourk, 85; Anna Coulter, 95; Chas. Weathers, 80; Al. Linscott, 84.
                                                     L. C. BROWN, Teacher.
Chas. Weathers, Jennie Weathers, Tannie Weathers...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
The following is a report of the Mercer school, district 53, for the month ending Nov. 25, 1881.
No. of pupils enrolled, 57; number of visits during the month, 4. The following list of pupils shows their standing on a grade of 100.
                                                           FIRST GRADE.
Anna Coulter, 93; Clara Lorry, 97; Forest Yourt, 90; Will Gamble, 97; Chas. Weathers, 93; Jennie Weathers, 98; Carrie Rice, 95; Fred De Mott, 98; Sammie Gamble, 95; Al. Linscott, 90.
                                                         SECOND GRADE.
Mamie Schnee, 87; Clara Gamble, 86; Albert Bowker, 80; Mattie Christy, 83; Sam’l Christy, 80; Ruth Voris, 82; Clarence Patton, 81; Nellie Parker, 85; Stevie Rice, 83; Tannie Weathers, 84; Geo. Christy, 80; Alvin Voris, 80; Rosetta Bowker, 80.
The only pupil neither absent or tardy was Rose Bowker.
                                                      L. C. Brown, Teacher.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
Mr. J. C. Weathers, of Bolton, called Tuesday of last week.
J. C. Weathers becomes member of Association...
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 8, 1883.
The third annual meeting of the Cherokee Strip Stockmen’s Association met in the Opera House on Tuesday, March 6, 1883, at 11 a.m., and was called to order by the president, Ben S. Miller, who made the following remarks.
On re-assembling at 2 p.m., the committee on credentials reported the following list of new members, which report was accepted.

D. R. Streeter, Northrup & Stephens, C. W. Blaine, F. M. Stewart, R. B. Clark, R. H. Campbell, W. J. Hodges, G. A. Thompson, S. A. Garth, W. H. Harrelston, W. M. Dunn, G. B. Mote, Crutchfield & Carpenter, Walworth, Walton & Rhodes, W. B. Lee, W. W. Wicks, J. A. Emmerson, John Myrtle, J. H. Hill, A. J. Snider, A. G. Evans, R. W. Phillips, E. W. Payne, Tomlin & Webb, H. W. Roberts, E. P. Fouts, W. W. Stephens, A. Mills, C. M. Scott, H. P. Standley, Lafe Merritt, J. N. Florer, D. W. Roberts, C. H. Dye, M. W. Brand, Drury Warren, W. P. Herring, S. T. Tuttle, E. W. Rannols, N. J. Thompson, W. H. Dunn, E. A. Hereford, J. Love, Johnsons & Hosmer, S. T. Mayor, D. A. Streeter, M. H. Snyder, S. P. Burress, C. C. Clark, J. C. Weathers, G. V. Collins, and H. H. Campbell.
           [Note: Newspaper showed “K. C. Weathers.” Have corrected this. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1883.
                                                      Stockmen’s Meeting.
Pursuant to call a number of stockmen met at the office of C. M. Scott, in Arkansas City, Kansas, and organized by calling Mr. John H. Tomlin, of Winfield, to the chair and C. M. Scott, Secretary.
The following gentlemen were present: W. J. Hodges, John Myrtle, John Love, J. M. Love, Weathers, Tipton, Chinn, Wicks, D. Warren, Hugh McGinn, J. H. Saunders, Moorehouse, Dr. Carlisle, and others.
On motion a committee of three was appointed to settle all claims of stockmen with the parties proposing to fence, or any other whose interests might conflict.
Committee: W. J. Hodges, Chairman; Drury Warren, and C. M. Scott.
Mr. Weathers thought the Oil Company had no right in the Territory, and did not believe in adjusting matters with them. Thought they should not be recognized in the meeting at all.
Mr. Hodges thought if they paid the tax and complied with the law, they had as much right as anyone to the unoccupied range, and that we should not expect the range to lay idle, and that it would not, and anyone claiming it and paying for it would be protected, whether they were of Kansas, Pennsylvania, or England.
Mr. Chinn said if a man paid, he had no protection against Texas cattle, to which Mr. Hodges replied; only through the Stock Association.
Mr. Warren didn’t see any harm in the Oil Company occupying the range as long as they interfered with the rights of no one legally there.
Mr. Love is on the west side of the range they propose to fence. He hasn’t paid his tax. When he stopped there, he did not expect to remain long—was going farther west, but finally concluded to remain. He then rendered payment to the Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, and his offer was refused, although he was first on the ground, and had conflicted with no one; and after they had refused, the grant and privilege was given to Mr. Gore. He did not believe in discriminating in favor of a monopoly, and that too, when they were not on the ground, and have not yet a hoof of stock on the range. He said there was no fairness in it, and that the Oil Company were only acting fair since they could do no better. That they had tried to shut out all alike and would have done it if they could, and he appealed to the stockmen to stand by him as he had stood by them.
Mr. Hodges thought Mr. Love’s case one of merit, and that his right would not be ignored.
On motion the meeting elected Mr. Tomlin, Mr. Love, and C. M. Scott a committee of three to forward the grievance to Major John Q. Tufts at Muskogee, Indian Territory.
On motion Drury Warren, Mr. Wicks, and Mr. Weathers were appointed a committee of three to attend the meeting of the Cherokee Strip Stock Association, to be held at Caldwell March 6, 1883.
The following resolutions were introduced and passed.
Resolved, That it is the sense and desire of this meeting that no quarantine ground be established east of Bitter Creek.

Resolved, That no through Texas cattle be permitted to be driven along the State Line east of Bitter Creek, or within four miles of the line during the summer months and that we will use our best endeavors to prevent such doing.
Resolved, That each and everyone of us become a member of the Cherokee Strip Association, and that we stand by one another in the protection of our rights.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
Caldwell Commercial, Thursday, March 15, 1883.
                                               LAST DAY’S PROCEEDINGS.
                                                       Charter and By-Laws.
                                       FOURTH DAY—MORNING SESSION.
The meeting was called to order by President Miller at 9 o’clock a.m.
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 [Johnsons & Hosmer], G. A. Thompson, C. M. Crocker, Robert Eatock, Wm. Corzine, M. J. Lane, Hammers Clark & Co., McGredy & Harlen, Walworth, Walton & Rhodes, D. P. Robinson & Northrup, Windsor Bros., H. A. Todd, Wicks, Corbin & Streeter, W. B. Helm, N. J. Thompson, Bates & Payne, E. W. Rannells, S. P. Burress, 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 & Titus, 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.
[Note: I question the first name given. Earlier article shows his name was James C. Weathers. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.
                                                         Fight With Knives.

Two cattlemen by the name of McCormick and Weathers had a terrible set-to yesterday at Willow Springs Ranche, in which both were fearfully carved. The first fight was a knockdown, when one drew a knife and the other followed his example, and it is said did some desperate work, although the wounds of neither will not prove fatal.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.                                  
Mr. McCormick, one of the parties in the cutting scrape at Weathers’s camp, was in town yesterday, and from the way which he shook hands, he was not much the worse for wear, but the other fellow, O my goodness!
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.
The notice last week of a fight with knives at Willow Springs ranche was a little off in location as the scrimmage came off at Weathers’s ranche some five miles west of the Springs. The damage done was not so bad as at first supposed.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.
J. C. Weathers, of West Bolton, was in the city Monday and paid us an appreciated visit.
Again, Paper showed “John” rather than “James” C. Weathers...Have corrected.
Caldwell Journal, November 29, 1883.
James C. Weathers came in on Tuesday with a patch over his right eye, or rather the place where the eye used to be. Some time ago the eye was hurt by something getting into it, causing inflammation, which finally resulted in the loss of the organ. The trouble came just at the time when Mr. Weathers should have been here in attendance upon the meeting of the Board of Directors of the C. S. L. S. Association, in regard to some range rights; but as his unfortunate situation prevented, it is more than likely allowance will be made so that he will not be deprived of any privileges to which he is justly entitled.
Charles Weathers...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.
The case against Charles Weathers and others, charged with taking wire and posts from Windsor & Roberts, and which was to have been heard in Wichita this afternoon, has been postponed until the latter part of the month.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 19, 1885.
Cattlemen who do not belong to the Cherokee Strip Association are removing their herds from the Territory by order of the soldiers stationed in the Territory. Cattlemen who have their leases paid up in full are not being molested, but it is the opinion that by spring they will have to go. Love Bros., brought up their cattle Thursday; also Beech, Weathers, and several other cattle owners.
J. C. Weathers...
Am really surprised that the Traveler goofed so badly on the next article. The case concerned “J. C. Weathers.” Paper used “Withers” throughout. MAW
Arkansas City Traveler, November 3, 1886.

J. A. McCormick returned from Fort Scott last Thursday, where he has been subpoenaed as a witness in the J. C. Weathers trespass case. This was a suit entered by the government last June to secure damages against the defendant for grazing his cattle on the Cherokee Strip, which the authorities of that nation had leased to the Oil Cattle Company. Weathers had been notified of his trespass, and Bert McCormick, on behalf of the above named company, had offered to graze his cattle at a nominal price, in order to avoid trouble. But Weathers was full of boomer notions, declared that the Cherokee had no right to the strip, and asserted his right to the use of the public domain. He was ejected, and the case came up in court to be tried by jury. A verdict was found in favor of the government, which throws the defendant in for the costs as well as the damages, which were assessed at $200. This virtually settles a question of long standing as to the right of non-citizens to graze cattle on Indian lands, and will serve as a wholesome admonition to small cattle owners.


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