Dr. Corey Met His Reward

Dr. A. O. Corey, a Fort Scott dentist, was recently charged by his 17-year-old step-daughter with attempting a criminal assault in his office, from which she fled pursued by her father when parties interfered.  He threatened to shoot any one interfering, and when an...

Horrors Chase One Another

Double Murder and Suicide Followed by Two Cases of Insanity Galena, Kan., April 4 – Boston Mills, the scene of the killing of the Cox brothers by Newton Walters, and his subsequent suicide, is still in a ferver of excitement.  Today Levi Rinker, the man on whose...

William Strong Murder Spree

While the people of Dacey, a small town south of Ellsworth, on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, were preparing to observe Decoration Day they were startled by the announcement that William Strong had killed his wife, and then going to the house of a...

A Mean Sheriff

WELLINGTON.  Sumner county has a sheriff so mean that, according to one of the Wellington papers, he compels a poor, demented, defenseless, sick man, who has been adjudged insane by a court and jury, to walk five miles while conveying him to the insane hospital, in...

Not Crazy

ABILENE.  Not Crazy. Mrs. Maggie Crane, through the complaint of Dr. Curtis, was taken before Probate Judge Culbertson last Saturday to have her sanity or insanity passed upon. The case was adjourned by the Judge until nine o’clock, Monday morning, when it was...

Melissa Blye Tarred & Feathered

COURTLANDVILLE, NY – July 29. Woman Tarred And Feathered.  A young woman named Melissa Blye was stripped naked and tarred and feathered at Courtlandville last night, by a party of young men, for intimacy with a Mr. Moore, whose wife recently went crazy and drowned...

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A man named Moore was bitten some time last fall by a cur, supposed to be mad, but, in reality, suffering from the complaint known as the mad itch. Moore, who lives about a mile and a half from Indianapolis, became very uneasy, went to Terre Haute, and had Mrs....