WHITE CLOUD. Latest from the Plains
The Westport Star of last Saturday says: The Santa Fe mail brings news of meeting Col. Sumner, on the 12th inst., a little above old Ft. Atchison, bound for Bent’s Fort. His command had a fight a few days previous,on the Smoky Hill Fork, with four hundred Cheyennes, killing nine Indians.
At a fandango, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, two Quartermasters, U.S.A., had a difficulty; one was killed. The murderer was put in jail. Next morning he was found dead, hanging by the neck, with his hands tied behind him, showing he had been lynched.
A fight had taken place with the Apaches and United States soldiers, under command of Colonel Miles, on the Gila—26 Indians killed and 30 wounded. Lt. David and Lt. Stein were wounded and nine of the men.
The White Cloud Kansas Chief, White Cloud, Kansas. Thursday, September 3, 1857. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by Maxine Smith for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.