Coffeyville School Board Must Pay

School Board Must Pay Negro Attorney TOPEKA – The Coffeyville board of education today was handed a bill for $1,000, the attorney’s fee charged by Elisha Scott, Topeka negro lawyer, for representing Mrs. Celia Thurman Watts, Coffeyville negro, in her suit...

Schoolhouse Struck By Lightning

The Andrews schoolhouse, west of Salina, was struck by lightning during the storm Saturday afternoon and completely destroyed by fire.  The lightning struck the tower of the building and split it in half.  The structure burned rapidly and was in ruins in a remarkably...

Blizzard News

IOLA – It was found impossible to keep the school house comfortably warm last Friday, and the school had to be dismissed. The township trustee has been called upon quite frequently during the late cold snap to furnish lodging for tramps. Not enough snow for...

Children Reading Newspapers

IOLA – Several teachers in different parts of the county have told us recently that they use the Register to a large extent in their schools in place of the prescribed school readers.  We are glad to note this.  Not chiefly because it is the Register that is...

Hartford 1868

Hartford is situated on the south side of the Neosho river, and about sixteen miles south-east of Emporia.  It is rather a small town, but improving slowly.  There is but one mill – a water mill (the steam mill has moved away to Eldorado.)  There is one store,...

Elizabethtown 1868

Elizabethtown is situated about twelve miles south by west of Garnett in the southern part of Anderson county and near the head waters of Deer Creek, and about ten miles inland from the Neosho river.  It is a small inland town and principaally owned by Squire Price. ...

Geneva 1868

Geneva is situated two and a half miles north of the Neosho river – eight miles north-west of Iola and about seventy-five miles south of Lawrence.  It contains two stores, one hotel, one blacksmith shop, one wagon maker’s shop, two carpenter shops, two...

LeRoy 1868

LeRoy is situated on the north side of the Neosho river, and is about ten miles south-east of Burlington, the county seat of Coffey County; and about seventy miles south-west of Lawrence.  It contains a large number of stores, both dry goods and grocery, two or three...