KanColl: The Kansas  Historical Quarterlies




Bypaths of Kansas History

November, 1944(Vol. 13 No. 4), page 250.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.

WHEN WOLVES WERE VENERATED

From the Kansas Free State, Lawrence, April 7, 1855.
Our attention was attracted the other day by some strange and hideous soundsclose to our office, when upon opening the door to see the cause, we discoveredan old squaw making a great noise over a dead wolf.-She had it fastened with alariat, and some white scoundrel in town shot it. She was lamenting the death ofit in a very pitiful manner, saying a great many things and pointing in thedirection of the person who killed it, but we could understand nothing she said.There were other Indians about, but she could not, with all her entreaties, getthem to take much interest in the matter. At last she threw the wolf on hershoulder and started off.
They have a peculiar veneration for wolves, and think that they were the dogs oftheir forefathers, and many of them therefore never kill a wolf.

THE FIRST WARSHIP TO BE NAMED KANSAS?

From the Leavenworth Daily Conservative, April 18, 1863.
By Telegraph.
New York, April 16.
A new gunboat is ordered at the Philadelphia navy yard to suit the machinerycaptured in the steamer Princess Royal, to be named the Kansas.

GUNBOAT KANSAS.

-As will be seen by the dispatches this morning, a new gunboat has beenordered, to be named the "Kansas." It's the best name in the business, and thecraft that bears it will fight whether there is any crew on it or not. We lookforward to a speedy close of the war as soon as this jayhawking craft iscompleted. There's rebel mortality in that name.

HAZARDS OF SHIPPING IN KANSAS

From The Weekly Free Press, Atchison, November 10, 1866.
The ferry boats Pomeroy and Osborn collided in the fog thismorning. The Pomeroy had her guards somewhat injured, the Osbornescaped unharmed.

MOVING THE HARD WAY

From the Marysville Enterprise, June 15, 1867.
PLUCKY!-Two men passed through our town last Monday evening, en route forColorado. They had all their "grub" and effects packed in a wheelbarrow, andseemed determined to make the trip in good order. Both are stout, hale fellows,and every mile or so they "change posish"-one walking along leisurely, and theother giving motive power to the wheelbarrow. If they don't succeed and maketheir "pile," then there is no virtue in perseverance.

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