KanColl: The Kansas  Historical Quarterlies




Bypaths of Kansas History

May, 1945(Vol. 13 No. 6), page 382.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.

ABOLITIONISTS VS. PROSLAVERYITES

From the Kansas Constitutionalist, Doniphan, October 14, 1857.

     If the reports from other places in this countybe true, Doniphan was not the only place where the ferry boats were cut loose ordamaged so that they could not run on the day of the election. The sneakingabolitionists are competent to do any dirty and villainous deed. The trifling anddishonorable act of sending every boat adrift was in keeping with their wholecareer in Kansas. Jim Lane concocts meanness and his white slaves execute hisorders.

LOVE FOR THE FLAG

From the Freedom's Champion, Atchison, June 8, 1861.

     On Tuesday morning last a man came in town witha wagon for Relief, from the Big Blue and when on the bridge where Seventh streetcrosses Commercial he observed the Stars and Stripes waving over theChampion office, when he took off his hat and carried it in his hand untilhe passed the office. He remarked to a man as he was passing that it was thefirst American flag he had seen for eighteen months, and he considered itimpolite to pass without taking off his hat.

STAGE ROBBERY ON THE FLORENCE-EL DORADO LINE

From The Marion County Record, Marion, September 19, 1874.

     On last Monday morning, the stage which runsregularly between Florence and Eldorado, was robbed about fourteen miles south ofthe former place, by two armed men unknown to the driver. There were nopassengers aboard, and the driver alone was powerless to resist. The robbers cutopen both the mail and paper sacks, and then carried them with their contentsaway, except a few papers which they scattered about the coach, doubtless tolighten the burden. There were no registered letters in the mail, and hence, ifthe robbers got any booty worth their trouble, it must have been in privateletters.
This is the first instance of the kind which has occurred in this section of thestate, and it naturally creates considerable excitement. The robbers came fromthe west, and left in a south-easterly direction.

RECKLESS DRIVING ON KANSAS AVENUE, TOPEKA

From The Commonwealth, Topeka, July 29, 1876.

     "Henry Williams" and "Samuel Williams," twospeedy gentlemen of this city "saw" Judge Holmes to the amount of $5.50 each,yesterday, for letting out their nags more rapidly on Kansas avenue than thesafety of pedestrians and a certain ordinance of the city, would guarantee.

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