Hoddick Killed After Betrayal

MOBERLY, MO. Jan. 22.  Shot From Ambush.  Last Saturday night David Mason, from ambush, shot James Hoddick, wounding him so that he died yesterday.  The cause: Hoddick’s alleged betrayal of Mason’s daughter.  Hoddick returned Mason’s fire, but without result. The...

E.T. Patton Murdered

Anderson Gray, charged with murder in the first degree for being accessory in the murder of E.T. Patten near Conway Springs, had a hearing last week before Justice of the Peace W.E. Cox, at Wellington, and was bound over without bail to await the action of the...

J. T. Hays Murdered

A Marion County Murder The murdered man found in the river near Marion, on the 20th ult., proved to be J.T. Hays, who came from Missouri, a short time ago, with a cousin, J.T. Kelly.  They had engaged to do some breaking for Mr. Forney, living north of Marion. ...

A. Benson Dead In Jail

A. Benson, in the Leavenworth jail under sentence of death for the murder of Mrs. Mettman, stabbed his guard the other day and then killed himself. The Barton County Democrat, Great Bend, Kansas. December 22, 1892.  Page 2.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the...

No Martyrdom About It

The killing of Sam Wood has been treated by every paper in the state so far as we know as a most unfortunate occurrence – except by the Alliance papers.  It is painful to note how eagerly they pick up the death of their brother reformer to make political capital...

Robert Synder Sentenced

Saturday night the bad feeling of several parties in the north part of town culminated in a shooting affray in which two women were probably fatally shot with a 45 caliber revolver.  The shooting was done by Robert Snider and the women shot were his wife, Lizzie...

Martin Cheney Found Dead

Found Dead on His Claim Guthrie, I.T., Dec. 14 – Dr. Martin Cheney, formerly of Kingman, Kan., was found dead on his claim about six miles southeast of here yesterday afternoon.  He had been shot in the head with a rifle and was still warm when it was reported...

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...

Warner Tilter Acquitted At Larned

Larned, Kas., Dec. 24 – Warner Tilter, who killed Horace Tibbs last summer in a dispute over the respective merits of the Sons of Veterans society and the G.A.R., was acquitted to-day.  The Emporia Weekly News, Emporia, Kansas.  December 30, 1886.  Page 2.  ©...

A Brutal Murder

SEDAN, KS – We have just been given the particulars of one of the most terrible murders ever committed in Chautauqua county. The killing took place on the 19th day of February. The circumstances are about as follows: John Hogan with a wife and six children lived...

The Indian Outrages

A Full List of the Killed on Beaver Creek KIRWIN, KS, Oct. 23, 1878 – After a journey of 300 miles since I wrote you from Oberlin, Decatur county, Kas., dated Oct. 12th, I reached Kirwin late this evening, by way of of the Republican Valley and Red Cloud.  I...

Shooting Affray in Reno County

In Troy township last Sunday evening, two young men named respectfully – Prowley and Shanley, had a difference of opinion with regard to the right of possession of some cattle.  It appears that the cattle belonging to Shanley had been trespassing on the premises...

A Shooting Scrape At Emporia

A Shooting Scrape At Emporia Last Thursday evening, in John Campbell’s billiard hall, Frank Gatewood made a murderous assault upon David Campbell, a young man, brother of the proprietor, which ended in the discharge of a load of shot from a shot gun in the hands...

Fight May Cause Death

Two boys 18 years old, in Wichita, had a fight, and the smaller, John Chapman, struck the other, Frank Lacie, with a base ball bat, fracturing the latters skull, and then escaped.  Lacie will probably die, and Chapman is well started for a dime novel cover.  The...

Henzy Murdered – 1876

Tale Of The Frontier The had been a murder at Red Fox Run, one of the tributaries of the Smoky Hill river, in Western Kansas. A murder was not a novel thing in those days, for of the eighteen men sleeping in the unfenced graveyard, on top of the undulating right bank...