Luther Chaliss Dead

Luther C. Challiss, a well known citizen and early settler in Atchison, died in that city some days ago. He was prominently connected with railroad building in early Kansas history. In 1864 he made a large fortune in Wall Street, New York city, but the tide turned...

Captain Berger Killed By Horse

Captain Ferdinand H. Berger, a well known citizen of Atchison county, and a gallant soldier of the 8th Kansas regiment throughout the war, died at Atchison on the 9th from the kick of a runaway horse he had stopped. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. January 17, 1879....

Jail Escapade

Four Prisoners Get Away Sunday Last Sunday afternoon four of the prisoners confined in the county jail made a successful escapade by cutting a hole through the brick wall.  So quietly was the work done that nothing was known or heard of the escape until the birds had...

Kansas Pacific Accident Form

The Lawrence Journal says:  “When an animal is killed or hurt by the cars on the Kansas Pacific the section boss fills out a blank form describing the locality of the accident, etc.  One of the questions in the form is: ‘What disposition was made of the...