Founder of Montana, Kansas Dies

Josiah Hinman, founder of Montana, Kansas, the first town built in what is now Colorado, died recently at his home in Vergens, Vermont. He was the leader of the first party that left Lawrence, Kan., for Pike’s Peak in May, 1858.  In February, 1859, the new town of...

Desperate Shooting Affray at Kit Carson

KIT CARSON, KS – Aug. 29. A desperate shooting affair occurred here at one o’clock this afternoon in which two men were killed and one wounded. Sergeant Shreaves of the 7th United States Cavalry, stationed here and Lee Stewart, were gambling in a game of poker, when...

Topeka Capital Scheme – 1859

EMPORIA.  The Topeka-Nebraska-Capital Scheme. We have received, from what we consider a reliable source, information corroborative of the rumors that have been circulating here for the last few days concerning the consummation of the deep laid scheme of the Democracy...

Robbery In Wyandotte

WYANDOTTE. Robbery. George H. Lillie, member of the Wyandotte Convention from Madison county, and Mr. Blackman from Leavenworth, stopping at Emheiling’s Boarding House, were robbed last night. The former lost some $75.00, the latter $17.00. The thief must have entered...

Emigrants to Kansas 1858

A letter from a young friend on his way to Kansas, written on a steamboat on the Missouri, May 16, says: “Emigrants are pouring into Kansas by the thousands. Steamboats cannot be made long and large enough to carry all that apply for passage. This boat refused...

Colonel Jenkins Killed

The Affray in which Gen. Lane Killed Col. Jenkins The Cincinnati Times of yesterday contained a Kansas letter, giving particulars of the affray in which Gen. Lane killed Colonel Jenkins: Lane and Jenkins occupied houses about twenty-five rods apart, both situated on...