Friday, June 6, 2014

Kansas News Out Of Minnesota.

The following News Stories comes from the Shakopee Weekly Argus, and the Shakopee Argus of Shakopee, Scott County Minnesota.  These stories are not in a yearly order.

Thursday November 26, 1868.

General Sheridan telegraphed on the 15th to Adjutant General Caffee, at Lawrence, Kansas, that he had picked up, south of the Arkansas river, a deranged woman. All that could be got out of her was her name was Mary Giffer.  It is supposed that she had been carried off by Indians and escaped.

Thursday, January 7, 1869.

The Missouri Republican of the 31st ult.  Has a special from Topeka, Kansas, which says reports have been received of another fight with Indians, which took place in the Washita Mountains.
A large number of Indians are said to have been killed.  Satana, Chief of the Kiowa, and Little Raven, of the Arrapahoes, were taken prisoners.  The Indians engaged were the Kiowa's, Cheyenne's and Arrapahoes.

Thursday, September 9, 1869.

Mrs. Samuel Paul, wife of one of the oldest citizens of Leavenworth, Kansas, accidentally poisoned herself the other day, by taking a dose of arsenic under the belief that it was sulfur.

Thursday, September 17, 1868.

Two men were killed and scalped by Indians near Sheridan, Kansas, on the 7th inst.

Thursday, October 8, 1868.

The Adjutant General of Kansas, received information on the 1st that a party of 25 to 40 Indians, supposed to be Pawnee's carried off Mr. and Mrs. Bassett from the home, twenty-five miles from Salina.  Mrs Bassett having a baby only two months old, was not able to travel, and was left on the prairie with her child, entirely stripped of her clothing.

The Atchison ( Kansas ) Patriol, is informed that every brick used in the construction of a large Catholic church in that city contains a quantity of fine gold.  The brick were manufactured at a kiln in the vicinity of Atchison.

A Lawrence, Kansas, dispatch of the 21st; "Colonel Forsyth and the men wounded in the late Indian fight are improving rapidly and are more determined than ever to fight the Redskins."

Thursday, April 15, 1869.

A sad affair occurred near Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas, a few nights ago.  Mr. S. F. Wilson was aroused by what he supposed the barking of a wolf, went to the door and fired both barrels of his shot gun at the object.  In the morning he discovered three dogs, and the dead body of Miss Caroline Meyers, about twenty-three years of age, whose parents resided sixteen miles distant.  The supposition is that she was out hunting stock, and got bewildered.

Tuesday, September 19, 1865.

Two men ( Black and White ), sat down on the open prairie near Lawrence, Kansas, last Sunday afternoon 3d inst., to play a game of cards, the stakes being their pistols.  The negro won, whereupon the white man shot him dead, and the dead body was found holding the cards.  The affair was seen by people at a distance, but the murderer stole the negro's pony and made his escape.

Thursday, March 21, 1867.

The body of a female, in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found, on Tuesday night the12th, on a sand bar in the river, opposite the town of Atchison, Kansas.  It had been terribly mutilated by the dogs, the gathering of which round the carcass led to its discovery.

Thursday, May 9, 1867.

About 3 o'clock p. m., on Wednesday the 24th, an earthquake was felt with more or less severity nearly all over Kansas, and Missouri.  It was reported as extending as far east as St. Louis, and as far east as Junction City, Kansas.

Thursday, November 14, 1867.

The Kansas Daily Tribune of an late date published a "Canine Story" to the effect that a dog was accidentally shut up in a room and remained there sixteen days without food or drink.  When released the dog was "Some what thin, but otherwise in good health and spirits, and seemed relish a square meal" "Amazingly."

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