CHEROKEE  COUNTY,  KANSAS

NEWSPAPER TIDBITS
 

Attack on a Wagon Train by Guerillas ~ June 13, 1863

Senator Matheny Offered a Memorial ~ February 14, 1868

Murder at Baxter Springs (Mr. Mansfield) ~ April 1, 1869

Henry Goddard Killed Donald Ramsey ~ April 18, 1872

Shoot Affray in Dan Rice's Circus ~ June 1, 1872

U.S. Deputy Marhsal Taylor Shot by Baxter Springs Mayor Boyd ~ July 4, 1872

James McCormack Killed Doctor Cheney ~ March 2, 1876

John Craige Kills His Son-In-Law (George Elliot) ~ September 15, 1876

The First Marriage in Galena ~ June 9, 1877

A Wonderul Cave ~ August 11, 1877

Build A Stockade Between Galena and Empire ~ September 1, 1877

Lead Excitement ~ April 3, 1879

The Creamery ~ November 15, 1883

The Columbus Pop Factory ~ June 5, 1884

A Negro, John Lawrence, Taken From Jail and Hanged for Assaulting a Little Girl ~ July 8, 1885

A Kansas Minister Commits Suicide ~ Sept. 7, 1885

R. H. Lawton Death ~ June 26, 1886

Two Convictions In Columbus (Baxter & Gavigan) ~ August 1, 1886

Quite A Blaze In Columbus, Kansas ~ January 25, 1887

The Right One Died (Richard Halsey) ~ February 10, 1891

Hanged Herself & Child (Mrs. Blance Mackey) ~ June 4, 1891

The Negro No Tramp ~ August 6, 1891

The Tremont House ~ October 29, 1891

Attempted Train Wrecking ~ September 7, 1892

Mining Companies, How They Operate ~ November 5, 1892

Charles Elliott Kills A Negro Coal Miner ~ November 25, 1893

A Great Band of Firemen ~ August 24, 1894

Frank Stallsworth Shot Dead By A Boy ~ December 22, 1894

Major W. S. Lafferty, A Prominent Ex-Soldier ~ February 22, 1895

Mrs. Galloupe Shot Herself ~ February 27, 1895

J. J. Welch Met With An Accident ~ March 7, 1895

Alexander Zane Shot and Killed by Son-in-Law ~ March 21, 1895

Two Boys Murdered At Galena, Kansas (George & James Cox) ~ April 3, 1895

Two Boys Murdered by A Youthful Companion, Who Hangs Himself (Newton Walters) ~ April 3, 1895

Della Daniels Driven to Suicide ~ May 22, 1895

Shot Through The Heart (Isom Daniels) ~ June 14, 1895

A Young Cyclone Kills Five People Outright in the State of Kansas ~ July 6, 1895

Fatal Wind & Water Deluge,Destruction & Death at Baxter Springs, Kansas - Five Killed; Many Hurt - July 7, 1895

Fatal Cyclone in Kansas ~ July 7, 1895

New School House for Galena ~ July 26, 1895

James H. Cook Commits Suicide, Found Dead In A Pond ~ August 15, 1895

J. D. Fry's Sentence Commited ~ February 7, 1896

Mrs. Dave Wilson Burned ~ April 14, 1896

Cherokee County Towns ~ May 7, 1896

The Galena Depot to be Moved ~ September 3, 1896

Columbus Probate Judge Refused to United A MIxed Couple ~ November 26, 1896

Baxter Springs Bank Closed ~ December 8, 1896

Columbus Mine Leased ~ December 11, 1896

Fire at Galena, Kan. ~ February 8, 1897

Charle Ward Leaves for Galena Tuesday ~ February 27, 1897

A Kansas Mining Town ~ March 7, 1897

Another Galena Miner ~ March 9, 1897

Boiled Down Facts - Pertaining to the Resources and History of Cherokee County ~ April 15, 1897

Banker Warner Arrested ~ April 23, 1897

Mine Accident at Galena ~ April 27, 1897

Held for the McGurk Murder at Galena ~ May 18, 1897

A Galena Negro, Who Shot His Sweetheart, Makes a Novel Plea ~ May 21, 1897

 Last of the Quapaw Chiefs ~ May 27, 1897

Ed Martin Kills Two Men On Slight Provocation ~ June 26, 1897

Murder at Galena (John Johnson) ~ July 2, 1897

Big Smelter for Galena, Kan. ~ July 2, 1897

Galena, Kan., Foundry Burned ~ July 10, 1897

Another Galena Shooting ~ July 15, 1897

Many Prisoners in Cherokee County on Capital Charges ~ August 6, 1897

Bank Robbers! ~ August 21, 1897

Woman Bank Robber (Cora Parker) ~ August 31, 1897

Killed In a Galena Mine (Eli Reardon) ~ August 31, 1897

Big Docket ~ September 10, 1897

Terrible Tale of Murder ~ September 16, 1897

Find Bunch of Hair ~ September 17, 1897

Galena's Benders ~ September 17, 1897

Lynching Feared in Kansas ~ September 18, 1897

Staffelbacks, The Notorious Family Convicted of Murder At Columbus, Kansas ~ October 3, 1897

Galena Negro Kills a White Man ~ November 5, 1897

Dora Secrest Horribly Burned ~ November 30, 1897

Dimit Thornton & Emma Payne Arrest on a Charge of Adultery ~ December 15, 1897

 Babe (Thorp Infant Daught) Dies From a Cat's Bite ~ December 24, 1897

Eats Horse Flesh (Charles Delop) ~ January 7, 1898

Galena Ore Crusher Burned ~ January 8, 1898

Was Ward Lynched? ~ February 2, 1898

Weir City Boy Missing (Marsh Patton) ~ February 4, 1898

Tyler Gaviett, Reported Murdered, Returns Alive ~ February 7, 1898

Galena Postmaster Selected ~ March 3, 1898

Tragedy At Mineral City ~ April 20, 1898

Alexander Warner Sentenced ~ May 2, 1898

Cherokee County Troops ~ May 6, 1898

William Cowan Fell Into A Shaft and Killed ~ May 13, 1898

Pardons Granted for Henry Everts and Julian Bernading ~ July 1, 1898

Was It A Murder? ~ August 19, 1898

Spring River Academy Near Galena, KS ~ September 15, 1898

Shot His Wife's Tormentor (W. A. Hopkins & E. Edmonson) ~ December 15, 1898

A Kansas Ex-Soldier Murdered ~ December 24, 1898

The Death Penalty - List of Prisoners ~ December 30, 1898

Fatal Shooting Affair (John Curry Killed) ~ December 30, 1898

A Kansas Murderer Kills Himself ~ January 3, 1899

The Shock Restored Her Reason (Mrs. Fred Bingor) ~ January 13, 1899

Dead In His Barn (Charles E. Leeman) ~ February 24, 1899

Who Will Get His Wealth? (J. S. Graham) ~ February 29, 1899

Strange Accident at Galena, Kan. ~ May 6, 1899

New Bank at Galena ~ July 4, 1899

Confessed a Kansas Murder ~ July 17, 1899

Want Protection From Negro Miners ~ August 11, 1899

Choked His Wife to Death (Lizzie J. Best) ~ August 11, 1899

They May Be Consolidated ~ August 11, 1899

The Baxter Springs Reunion ~ August 11, 1899

Human Monster at Galena (Charles Moore) ~ August 25, 1899

Jesse James Spared Him (Dick Stapp) ~ August 25, 1899

Galena Quarantines on Joplin ~ October 26, 1899

Attack in Weir ~ November 17, 1899

Fire at Galena ~ January 11, 1900

New Buildings at Galena ~ January 11, 1900

Boiler Blown 100 Yards ~ January 12, 1900

New Cherokee County High School ~ February 13, 1900

Emma Johnson Commits Suicide After Quarreling With Her Lover ~ February 15, 1900

J. W. Clayton Dies From Results of Accident at A Mining Plant ~ February 15, 1900

Dynamite at a County Dance ~ March 1, 1900

Killed In A Mine (Webb Sewall & John Fisher) ~ March 13, 1900

Mable Deininger Burned to Death ~ March 20, 1900

 Walter Johnson Accidentally Shot Himself and Died ~ March 22, 1900

Death In A Meadow (Olive Williams) ~ April 3, 1900

Children Burned To Death ~ April 12, 1900

Gold Find at Galena, Kan. ~ April 19, 1900

They All Ran Away ~ April 20, 1900

Killed in a Galena Mine (Alfred Cutright) ~ April 24, 1900

Burglars at Work ~ April 27, 1900

Joe Bannister's Leg Poisoned ~ May 3, 1900

In Honor of Lawton, Town To be Named for the Lamented Warrior ~ May 8, 1900

Live Wire Kills a Kansas Chief of Police ~ June 20, 1900

Wade Glover Shot By Wife ~ June 29, 1900

Large Number of Convicts Will Be Released by Court's Decision ~ July 10, 1900

George Horning Crushing Mill Burned ~ July 17, 1900

Killed By A Cave-In (Clifton Park) ~ July 20, 1900

Murder in Galena (Charles Payne) ~ July 27, 1900

Galena Man Kills Himself (Dean Rakestraw) ~ July 27, 1900

All Lost Save His Gold ~ Friday ~ August 10, 1900

Mrs. N. L. Heddens Fatally Burned ~ August 10, 1900

Incendiary Fire at Galena, Kan. ~ August 21, 1900

Alex Merritt Sent to the Asylum ~ August 31, 1900

Ed Luck Should Change His Name ~ September 7, 1900

Three Buildings Go Up Iin Smoke ~ September 7, 1900

Suicide at Galena (Joseph Smedley) ~ October 5, 1900
 
J. A. Harwood Cut His Wife's Throat ~ October 19, 1900

Empire City Fire ~ December 21, 1900

Smallpox in Columbus ~ January 4, 1901

Smallpox Cases Not So Bad After All ~ January 8, 1901

Explosion in Galena ~ January 8, 1901

Department Will Not Build Macadamized Road Near Baxter Springs ~ January 29, 1901

The Doctor Struck Lead ~ February 5, 1901

Killed In a Mine (George Murray & William Chester) ~ March 15, 1901

 Dr. Thomas O'Toole Sues Modern Woodmen For Alleged False Imprisonment ~ March 19, 1901

Everrett Stuart Is Making A Tour of Europe ~ April 27, 19011

Murder At Scammon (Scotty Gibson) ~ June 15, 1901

Galena, Kansas, Lad Drowned (Harold Roundtree) ~ August 2, 1901

A Galena, Kas., Wife Murder ~ November 30, 1901

An Awful Tragedy (Romaine Taubaux) ~ December 5, 1901

Deserted Her Young Baby (Mrs. William Kinslow) ~ February 28, 1902

Walter Reid Killed and Others Hurt in Powder Mill Explosion ~ March 15, 1902


Babies Perish in Flames ~ March 21, 1902

Shot on the Streets of Galena (Jasper Murray) ~ May 2, 1902

A. C. Stone Family Slain by Oklahoma Robbers ~ July 10, 1902

Mrs. Peter Boysinger Dies from Sting of a Scorpion ~ July 12, 1902

Sam Bargeman Accidentally Shot ~ January 24, 1903

James Thompson Killed At Baxter ~ January 30, 1903

James Madison, An Indian, Ground To Death By Train ~ April 7, 1903

Myrtle Tolbot's Charred Body Found in the Woods ~ May 1, 1903

Robbery In Lowly Life ~ August 31, 1903

A Grand Jury In Kansas ~ August 26, 1903

F. D. W. Arnold--A Survivor of the Quantrell Raid ~ September 4, 1903

Money Is Now Being Donated For The Cemetery Road ~ January 1, 1904

Constant Guard Required to Keep Prisoners In ~ January 4, 1904

Prof. M. Rouse, Noted Clairvoyant From The East, Has Been In Columbus ~ January 4, 1904

W. S. Hough Has Taken Harry Seibert Into Partnership With Him In the Undertaking Business ~ January 4, 1904

Mound Builder's Graves ~ May 11, 1904

Another Hold-Up At Baxter ~ May 12, 1904

The Big Power Plant Will Be Built at Lowell ~ May 12, 1904

Three Italians On Trial for Killing Rafaelle Marendo ~ May 12, 1904

An Opera House for Columbus ~ May 12, 1904

Tom Miller Found Guilty ~ May 12, 1904

Fire at the Bee Hive Store ~ May 12, 1904

Hugh Gilland Assaulted ~ May 12, 1904

Mound Builder's Graves ~ May 12, 1904

Senior Play A Great Success ~ May 19, 1904

Diploma Examination Successfully Passed by 56 Applicants ~ May 19, 1904

Building Dam at Lowell ~ May 19, 1904

Charles L. Hall Not Guilty ~ May 26, 1904

Robert M. Duncan Arrested ~ May 26, 1904

Teachers Attending Normal Institute at Cherokee Co. High School ~ June 9, 1904

Neighbor Had Mrs. J. O. Sewall's Baby ~ June 16, 1904

Lula Simpson Murdered at Scammon ~ June 30, 1904

Cave Accident At Lowell ~ June 30, 1904

William Walke Released ~ July 28, 1904

Folsom Is A Good Town ~ August 4, 1904

Fish Story From Baxter ~ August 4, 1904

Both Mineral Youths Will Survive (John McLaughlin & Luther Edwards) ~ August 25, 1904

Mrs. Berry and Four Children Become Public Charges ~ September 8, 1904

Drunken Negro, Will Thompson, Stopped By A Gun ~ September 8, 1904

Ray Hitchock Adoption ~ September 15, 1904

Son Partee Escapes from Jail ~ November 11, 1904

C. H. Young Killed by Switch Engine ~ December 17, 1904

 New Trolley Line ~ February 25, 1905

 Oldest Kansan A Pauper ~ February 25, 1905

Guilty of Murder (James Hardiston) ~ May 19, 1905

Maude Norton Drowns ~ June 10, 1905

A Kansas "Fire Bug's" Work ~ June 18, 1905

One Christmas Pardon (John Maxwell) ~ December 26, 1905

Kansas Step-Father Guilty & Pardon (Thomas Marbut) ~ January 24, 1906

Fatal Train Wreck In Kansas ~ February 15, 1906

Galena Saloons Close ~ May 2, 1907

No Brewery Property at Galena ~ May 9, 1907

Thomas Yalton Killed By A Train ~ July 11, 1907

Anna Carrol Found Dead ~ July 11, 1907

Jury Appeals for Convict (Thomas Marbut) ~ August 31, 1907

Killed in a Joint in Galena, Kan. (Charles Carner) ~ September 28, 1907

Kansas Pastor A Bigamist ~ February 29, 1908

Ben Bird Choked Father (J. Harvey Bird) To Death ~ June 12, 1908

Dr. Scammon Gives Some Interesting Early Day History ~ June 25, 1908

Galena Postmaster (G. H. Boughton) Dead ~ March 18, 1909

Kansas Explosion Kills Four ~ May 11, 1909

Roasted G.A.R. Then Resigned ~ June 11, 1909

Body of Glen Toms Found in Creek ~ June 19, 1909

Women Wanted To Get Beer ~ July 8, 1909

Miners Refuse To Ride Street Cars ~ September 9, 1909

Louisa Isley Killed By Jealous Boarder (Thomas Hicks) ~ September 10, 1909

Mr. & Mrs. William Kirk, Sr., Met With a Serious Accident~ October 7, 1909

What The Census Man Will Ask You ~ February 9, 1910

John Murphy Fined for Gambling ~ March 14, 1910

Altha Weston Frightened to Death ~ March 17, 1910

Robbers Shoot Night Agent at Baxter ~ March 19, 1910

Passengers Identify Men Held For Robbing Train ~ April 12, 1910

Three Found Guilty of Kansas Train Robbery ~ May 5, 1910

City School Commencement ~ May 16, 1910

Joe Rossi Murder & Trial for Jerry Haiger ~ April 16, 1911

Volunteer Association Cannot Make Arrests--Must Return Liquor to Owner ~ June 17, 1911

Revival Services In Jail ~ July 5, 1911

Judge Ellis Seeks Home on a Farm For Six-Year-Old Lad ~ July 5, 1911

June Brides Not So Plentiful ~ July 5, 1911

T. T. Burr of Galena Named To Help Clean Up Cherokee County ~ July 6, 1911

A Jekyll and Hyde Is Killed (Berne Wilson) ~ July 20, 1911

Cloudburst Damages Kansas Zinc Mines ~ August 4, 1911

Galena Man Accused of Murder ~ August 8, 1911

Joints Bought Protection ~ August 31, 1911

Coal Company Bath Houses ~ September 7, 1911

Big Fire Damage at County Farm ~ December 1, 1911

Pipe Causes Rachel Sparlin's Death ~ January 12, 1912

County Attorney Enforces "Blue Laws" in Mining Town ~ February 3, 1912

Youthful Bride Seeking Divorce (Beulah Scarbrough) ~ February 4, 1912

Joint Keeper Will Go to Jail (James Patrick) ~ February 24, 1912

City Issues Notice About Boarding the Fire Wagon ~ June 6, 1912

4 Men Crushed To Death ~ January 17, 1913

Joint Is Raided ~ January 23, 1913

Legacy to Mrs. Peyton York ~ July 17, 1913

 Tell Stories of Early Days ~ August 6, 1913

Joseph McKenna Seeks To Recover Possession of Son ~ September 13, 1913

Ed. Waller Arrested On Wife Abandonment Charge ~ September 13, 1913

Whitcraft Buys 10 Cent Store ~ September 15, 1913

Mine Boss John Lynch Is Killed At Mine No. 8 ~ September 16, 1913

A Pelican Was Shot on Spring River ~ September 16, 1913

Simeon Crowder Asks $5,000 Damage ~ September 16, 1913

Will Hannah Accident Victim ~ September 17, 1913

Visit County Farm At Ottawa ~ September 18, 1913

H. J. Rinker Sells Farm ~ September 19, 1913

Rev. C. G. Hamilton's Nuptial Knots Don't Slip ~ September 19, 1913

Drouth Victims Amanda & Roy Mack Seek City Aid ~ September 20, 1913

John White Residence Was Robbed ~ February 20, 1914

Death Under Train Wheels Fate of Boy Who "Hopped" Ride (Judd Knapp) ~ April 17, 1914

Harvesters Took A Train ~ June 10, 1914

Kansas Woman Killed in Automobile Wreck ~ June 15, 1914

Galena Brothers Drown (Ralph & Milford Chambers) ~ June 20, 1914

Methodist Minister C. C. Wilkins Severely Beaten & Trial ~ July 2, 1914

Treece's New Store to be Open September 1st ~ August 20, 1914

Bank Robbery At Baxter Springs ~ September 25, 1914

Negro Albert Smith Arrested For Forgery ~ January 1, 1915

Church Debt Is Lost In Smoke ~ January 4, 1915

Ferman Thisbout Sent to Reformatory ~ January 4, 1915

Last Year 20 Fires ~ January 4, 1915

David Brown Fell Down Thirty Feet Shaft ~ January 8, 1915

Judson R. Watson Meets Accidental Death While Hunting ~ April 15, 1915

Weir's 5 Cents and 10 Cents Store ~ May 14, 1915

Weir High School Burned Down ~ November 26, 1915

Caught By War Took Mrs. Veriez Over A Year to Get Back Home ~ December 18, 1915

The Galen School Case ~ May 19, 1916

Denies Galena Right of Separate School ~ June 16, 1916

Identification of Lee Robinson ~ June 29, 1916

Saw Her Sweetheart Drown (Frank Smith) ~ August 24, 1916

James Lawrence Killed Children and Burned Home ~ September 6, 1916

Mrs. Leo Treece Accidentally Burned ~ November 24, 1916

Bell Blaser Grocery Store Goes Under ~ January 1, 1917

E. C. Zeigler Denies Child is Neglected ~ January 5, 1917

Empire District Electric Company Must Pay Mrs. Murray ~ January 6, 1917

Harold Peterson A Hero ~ January 8, 1917

Galena Veteran Dead (William H. Coons) ~ April 14, 1917

Early History of Cherokee County ~ May 10, 1917

Dexter Sapp Dead at Galena ~ June 30, 1917

A Kansas Home Blown Up (G. W. Jones) ~ June 30, 1917

Roy Langley Drowned at Galena ~ June 30, 1917

School for Treece ~ July 12, 1917

Norton Residence Goes to the City ~ July 28, 1917

Treece Supply Co. Sold Out ~ August 2, 1917

Boys To Leave For Camp Thursday ~ October 1, 1917

News Items for Baxter Springs ~ October 12, 1917

16 Men Escape Service ~ October 18, 1917

Treece, Kansas, A Busy Town ~ October 18, 1917

Wilburton Is Another New Kansas Town ~ October 19, 1917

John Marshall Killed By A Train ~ October 20, 1917

County Will Keep the Wrenn Baby ~ November 1, 1917

Postoffice Given To Treece People ~ November 23, 1917

Treece, Kansas On The Map ~ February 1, 1918

Elmer Tuttle Has Been Arrested ~ February 22, 1918

T. C. McAboy Four Room Cottage Is Destroyed ~ February 22, 1918

Galena Soldier Boy, Ira Addy, Murdered ~ February 22, 1918

Treece Is Now A Real City ~ February 28, 1918

Baxter Springs May Have Free Mail Delivery ~ March 1, 1918

Old Local Mine Being Revived ~ March 1, 1918

Engage Teachers For Next Year ~ March 8, 1918

Annette Forcher Committed Suicide by Jumping Into City Reservoir ~ March 29, 1918

Robbery at Treece ~ March 29, 1918

131 Men From Cherokee County In Pursuit of Draft Call ~ May 17, 1918

Soldier Letter From Fred Campbell ~ May 17, 1918

Sheriff Shoots J. L. Briger In The Arm ~ May 17, 1918

Boosts For The New Town of Treece ~ June 21, 1918

Mrs. William Thornton Improving ~ July 11, 1918

County Teachers Take Examinations; Men Away To War ~ July 18, 1918

M'Adoo Orders M.O. & G. To Retrench ~ August 9, 1918

Teachers Hired For This Year ~ August 16, 1918

63 Boys Will Go To Camp Logan ~ September 1, 1918

Chicago Clubman, William Bradway, Is Killed ~ September 4, 1918


Prejudice Whites Want Segregated Schools ~ October 4, 1918

Negro Stabs White Man On Frisco Train ~ December 11, 1919

Jess Bishop Home on West Pine Burned Down ~ January 2, 1919

Mrs. H. N. Rurness Knitted 50 Pair of Socks ~ January 2, 1919

New Church Completed ~ January 23, 1919

Baxter Springs State Bank's New Chiming Clock ~ April 18, 1919

Oscar Seitman Dies From Electric Shock ~ July 13, 1919

Honor Roll of Those Who Gave Their Lives in Service ~ August 7, 1919

One Killed, One Hurt By Train ~ September 5, 1919

John Tompkins Shot and Killed by Mrs. Emma Martin ~ September 11, 1919

Jeff Taylor, Treece Banker, Robbed ~ October 5, 1919

Both Parents Face Kidnapping Charges (Ida Edwards & George Smith) ~ December 22, 1919

Canoeing Party Resulted In Two Deaths ~ May 5, 1920

The Rural School ~ The Teachers and Salaries ~ September 1, 1920

Frona Norman Charged with Mate's Murder ~ September 14, 1920

W. M. & Elizabeth Stein In Jail For Robbery ~ October 22, 1920

Frank Baldwin Met With An Accident ~ January 5, 1921

Glasgow Baby's Lip Operation ~ January 5, 1921

Mrs. R. E. Harris Burned Hands With Acid ~ January 6, 1921

Everett Morrison Died From Accidental Gunshot ~ January 10, 1921

Riverton Bridge Work To Start First ~ January 19, 1921

Howat and Dorchy Are Arrested Again ~ February 18, 1921

Flames Consume Homes at Treece ~ February 23, 1921

Injunction Suit Stops Operation Of Road To Joplin ~ March 7, 1921

'Murder' Suspect (Maude Goins) Is Given Freedom ~ March 22, 1921

Flames Destroy Business Block in Treece ~ April 4, 1921

Bandits Hold Up Baxter Springs Mail Messenger ~ June 17, 1921

Robber Suspect Probably Will Be Taken To Kansas By Federal Authorities ~ July 10, 1921

Demented Miner Creates Reign of Terror in Treece ~ July 11, 1921

Farmer (Charles Wright) Arrested On Conflict Over Cow ~ July 14, 1921

One Killed, Two Injured, In Collision At Crossing ~ August 5, 1921

Baxter Stove Company Building Is Burned ~ September 28, 1921

Treece, Kansas, Is Visited By Serious Blaze Saturday ~ October 23, 1921

Thelma Leaves Train At Baxter Springs But Her Dashing Hero Is Undaunted ~ November 11, 1921

Three Miners Injured When Heavy Slab Falls ~ February 1, 1922

Ben Flannigan Murder & Roy Sayer Trial ~ February 12, 1922

Treece Store To Quit ~ May 1, 1922

Russell Wright's Parole is Revoked ~ August 17, 1922

Troop Train In Wreck; Six Hurt ~ August 19, 1922

Death of Rev. John C. Sullivan ~ September 4, 1922

Clarence Fuller's Arm Was Caught in Cogs ~ November 2, 1922

Amanda Ellen Ervin Killed In Auto and Buggy Crash ~ November 4, 1922

Earl Wallace Brown Dies of Injuries After Grid Game ~ November 5, 1922

Weir Colored High School Has Organized A Basketball Team ~ November 17, 1922

Treece Pool Hall Safe Dynamited ~ November 27, 1922

Marion Asbell Is Found Dead With Wounds In Back ~ December 1, 1922

Treece City Hall Destroyed ~ March 28, 1922

Stolen Car Burned Near Holdup Scene ~ January 28, 1923

The Old Grist Mill ~ March 13, 1923

Another Good Shaft Near Baxter Springs ~ June 3, 1923

Gasoline Station at Baxter Springs Robbed ~ November 15, 1923

Baxter Baptists To Rebuild ~ March 11, 1924

Baxter Springs Man Robbed of $21 Here ~ September 21, 1924

Eugene Ware's Home A Haunting Memory ~ October 19, 1924

Death of Former Galena Dentist Believed Suicide (Dr. John B. Kelly) ~ April 3, 1925

Robert Willis to Ft. Scott ~ 1 June 1925

Boy Killed By Automobile (Leroy Stephens) ~ 1 June 1925

Stephens Was Murdered; Coroners Jury Finds ~ June 4, 1925

Arthur Youse Burned As Auto Catches Fire ~ June 4, 1925

Baxter Springs Mine Sold For $300,000 ~ 13 July 1925

Gasoline Explosion Burns Railroad Man (W. A. Hopkins) ~ August 28, 1925

Baxter's Teaching Staff Is Complete ~ August 28, 1925

Two Baxter Springs Stores Are Robbed ~ October 9, 1925

Cleaning Plant Sold ~ October 15, 1925

Rince Hall Grand Chapter Loses Faithful Officer, Fred Estes ~ October 16, 1925

Woman At County Home Attacked Phil Fisher ~ October 22, 1925

No Flapper Teachers ~ April 21, 1926

Structure Collapses When They Turn to Watch a Drowning Boy ~ August 22, 1926

Jesse F. Laster Murder and Trial ~ August 25, 1926

Chicago Interests Buy Galena Telephone Co. ~ April 3, 1927

Elizabeth Chapman Files Her Fourth Divorce Suit ~ April 3, 1927

Jinks Rides Ore Train in Yards at Columbus ~ April 3, 1927

Check Raiser, Sam Cutshall, Receives Sentence at Columbus ~ April 3, 1927

Two Inmates Married In Jail at Columbus (O. Goodwin & Lottie Palmer) ~ April 3, 1927

Murder-Suicide Causes Excitement at McCune ~ April 3, 1927

New Mill Is Rising In Crestline Field ~ September 11, 1927

3 Negroes Sentenced and Fined ~ January 17, 1928

J. E. Garrison House Is Burned ~ January 17, 1928

Baxter Boy Scouts To Erect A Cabin ~ February 28, 1928

Court To Open At Galena On March 5 ~ February 28, 1928

 Workman Injured Under Freight Car (Russell Shauver) ~ May 14, 1928

Came Here 59 Years Ago In A Covered Wagon ~ September 6, 1928

John Cole Murder and Trial ~ December 11, 1928

Columbus Youth and Companion Plead Guilty (Fred Bellnap & Walter Bunton) ~ February 28, 1929

Two Miners Perish, Eleven Others Trapped For Time As Fire Destroys Plant ~ May 1, 1929

Ethel Brotherton Charged With Killing White Girl (Bonnie Davis) ~ June 15, 1929

Mother Files Claim in Minerals for Children (Myrtle Whipple) ~ June 22, 1929

N.E.O. Takes Option to Buy Part of Old Joplin-Pittsburg Line ~ October 1, 1929

Deputy John Crawford Shot During Gunfight ~ January 1, 1930

Columbus Gives N.E.O. Francise ~ July 25, 1930

How One Redhead Tangled Up The Whole Police Force ~ September 27, 1931

M. L. Robeson's Murder and Trial ~ November 6, 1931

Walter Hunsucker Death and Trial ~ January 12, 1932

Frederick Wayt Held To Trial In Car Embezzlement ~ February 6, 1932

Liquor Is Destroyed ~ February 10, 1932

Dismissal of M'Auley Assault Charge Asked ~ February 13, 1932

Large Still Found; Man Is Arrested ~ February 16, 1932

Closing of Dance Halls Is Requested ~ February 25, 1932

No Trace Found Of Five Young Bandits ~ March 1, 1932

Honor Roll For Baxter High Schools Announced ~ March 4, 1932

$18,000 Is Asked Of Cherokee County ~ March 11, 1932

Baxter Oil Station Robbed By Two Men ~ March 18, 1932

Stolen Car Found Here ~ March 18, 1932

Day Watchman At Mine Found Dead (W. H. Faulks) ~ March 19, 1932

Eggs To Be Donated To Poor At Galena ~ March 25, 1932

Rev. Hall Arraigned On Statutory Charge ~ March 26, 1932

Brooder House and Garage Are Burned ~ March 30, 1932

John Perry Dunn Falls Into Mine Shaft and Is Drowned ~ April 1, 1932

Music Contest Is Conducted At Treece ~ April 1, 1932

Examination of Closed Treece Bank Is Started ~ April 2, 1932

Don Allen Is Given Thirty-Day Sentence~ April 3, 1932

Two Women Hurt When Hit By Falling Stone ~ April 5, 1932

Jack Thompson Sentenced For Theft ~ April 6, 1932

Crestline Couple Robbed (Mr. & Mrs. Gaston) ~ April 10, 1932

Baxter Demolay Officers Go In ~ April 13, 1932

Three Hurt As Wagon Goes Into A Ditch ~ April 13, 1932

Youth Sentenced, Two Others Are Fined For Disturbing Worship ~ April 19, 1932

Baxter Springs Man Accidentally Shot (Al G. Gill) ~ April 21, 1932

Cry of "Quieter" is Mistaken for "Fire" Causing Near Riot ~ April 22, 1932

Mrs. Gail's Car Damaged ~ April 27, 1932

Pupils at Baxter To Present A Cantata ~ April 29, 1932

Constable Tillman No Bee Man ~ May 1, 1932

Honor to Leslie Bliss ~ May 4, 1932

Baxter Springs Letter Men Are Announced ~ May 6, 1932

Baxter Junior "Hi" Graduates Listed ~ May 6, 1932

Five Charged With Passing "Bad" Coins ~ May 7, 1932

Ed Swalley's Barn Destroyed By Fire ~ May 8, 1932

Baxter Miner, Fate Ferguson, Hurt By A Falling Rock ~ May 10, 1932

Letha Wagner Hurt When Car Overturns ~ May 10, 1932

James Lyford Williams in Navy ~ May 15, 1932

Mrs. Roy Moore Critically Burned at Galena ~ May 15, 1932

Officer Disarmed, Another Slugged ~ May 20, 1932

Kent Yount Has Perfect Attendance For 12 Years of School ~ May 21, 1932

Columbus Man (Merle Evans) Tells of Directing Circus Band ~ May 21, 1932

Cherokee County's Population In Gain ~ May 21, 1932

Young Wife, Lola Mallatt, Is Fatally Wounded ~ May 24, 1932

Lloyd Still Faces Charge ~ May 24, 1932

Old Schoolmates To Hold Reunion ~ June 1, 1932

Melrose Pioneer Helped to Build The First Store ~ June 2, 1932

Baby Falls Into Shaft (Teddie Keys) ~ June 3, 1932

Negro Boy Sentenced (Russell Long) ~ June 3, 1932

Rain Causes Cavein Near Galena Street ~ June 3, 1932

Children's Day Fete At Galena Church Tonight ~ June 5, 1932

Perforating Plant To Be Moved to Chicago ~ June 5, 1932

Children's Wading Pool At Schermerhorn Park ~ June 5, 1932

House Occupied By Mrs. Worden Burns ~ June 7, 1932

Wading Pool Completed For Galena Children ~ June 12, 1932

Anglen Family Reunion ~ June 14, 1932

Three Women Arraigned ~ June 14, 1932

June William Enyart Murder and Trial ~ September 6, 1932

10 Arrests at Galena in Month ~ January 3, 1933

Mike Sesso Sentenced ~ February 11, 1933


A Settler's Day ~ August 30, 1933

Three Robberies Are Committed In Stolen Car ~ March 5, 1934

Stolen Car Wrecked; Two Dead of Injuries (Forest Evans & Alfred Crandall) ~ June 19, 1934

District Court Trial for Local Cigaret Tax Violator (W. S. Lamb) ~ June 19, 1934

Two Students From Co. Enroll at Emporia (Emma Victorine Peak & Richard Nolan) ~ June 19, 1934

Gordon Clare Cook On Second Honor Roll ~ June 19, 1934

A Dead Man Identified (Roy Sayer) ~ June 21, 1934

Samuel Lewis Rion Is Killed By A Motor Car ~ July 12, 1934

Work at Cemetery and on Streets in Progress ~ August 21, 1934

Mrs. Grace Bruner Kills Self; Plans Own Funeral ~ August 24, 1934

Three Boys Injured When Auto Overturns ~ August 28, 1934

Collar Bone is Broken (Harold Dean) ~ August 28, 1934

Baxter School Honor Roll Is Announced ~ January 22, 1935

Three of Cooper Gang Sentenced ~ March 12, 1935

Miner, Ted Chastain, Is Wounded ~ June 9, 1935

Hubert Burnett Drowned At Riverton ~ June 9, 1935

To Jail For Rioting ~ July 2, 1935

Evanelle Skaggs Badly Burned ~ July 7, 1935

Clifford Faulkner Killed on Country Road ~ July 9, 1935

Samuel Leslie Murder ~ January 29, 1936

Farmer (Rube LaGore) Robbed of $19 By Two Men ~ January 29, 1936

New Galena Deputy (Gar Richardson) ~ December 7, 1936

Teacher, Beulah Rex, Resigns ~ September 5, 1937

Miss Stone to Baxter Schools ~ September 5, 1937

Three Baxter Homes Robbed ~ September 10, 1938

Cherokee Co., KS, Favorable To Participation In Seven-County 4-H Livestock Show Here Next Fall ~ February 2, 1938

Museum Project in Cherokee County ~ March 15, 1938

Ted Ray Roy Murder ~ April 12, 1938

Certificates to 19 In Cherokee County ~ June 19, 1938

Dale Wilcox Crushed By Rolling Water Tank ~  August 11, 1938

History of Columbus--Former Resident Writes His Recollection of Early Days ~ Sept. 24,  1938
 
Five Killed at Southern Mine ~ February 2, 1939

Cherokee County Students ~ May 26, 1939

Three Hurt in Crash on Road Near Baxter ~ November 14, 1939

Law Forces Blackout ~ December 12, 1940

Galena Man Fined For Ignoring Flares at Accident Scene ~ October 6, 1941

New Bridge on K-12 ~ June 17, 1942

Two Men Hurt When Car and Train Collide ~ November 21, 1942

War Closes Old Store (Murdock Hardware) ~ February 2, 1944

Barker Trial Jury Dismissed at Galena ~ March 18, 1944

Lowell School Destroyed ~ December 21, 1944

A Hot Water Blast Fatal (Gladys Shipley) ~ December 23, 1945

Church-Cemetery Restoration ~ July 3, 1946

School Building Damaged by Fire ~ December 6, 1946

Baxter Springs Man Killed In Indiana Crash (Alvin Kagle) ~  August 26, 1947

Building Boom In Columbus In 1947 ~ December 31, 1947

Galena Has Colorful History the Past Seventy-Two Years ~ June 16, 1949

History of Baxter Springs Goes Back Nearly a Century ~ October 23, 1949

Mrs. Alfaretta Mitchell's Pioneer Story ~ February 9, 1950

Provision For Education of Children Made Before Baxter Springs Was Incorporated ~ January 25 - February 8, 1951

Early Home of R. A. Long Is Being Razed in Kansas ~ July 22, 1951

Two Children Die In Burning Barn (Gregg and Merlin Crain) ~ October 24, 1952

Rigney Cemetery Is Almost A Forgotten Burial Ground ~ June 19, 1953

County Farm Offered to State as Site for Southeast Kansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium ~ December 10, 1954

Baxter Springs Issues $250 In Wooden Coins ~ March 30, 1958

Seminary Enrollment Under Way At Baxter ~ March 30, 1958

Judge Harman of Columbus Collects Gavels as Hobby ~ July 18, 1958

A Bit of Early-Day History of Galena ~ April 26, 1959

Woman Is Fined $5 As Cash Outgrowth (Hazel Edens) ~ July 22, 1959

Guy Thomas Fancher, Jr., Given Suspended Term In Cattle Thefts ~ March 19, 1960

Frisco To End Trains ~ May 18, 1960

Baxter Springs Sisters Married In Double Wedding ~ June 5, 1960

Baxter Springs Commemorate Quantrill's Massacre There ~ April 2, 1961

No Trace Found of Girl, 3, Taken From House Trailer At Baxter (Linda Twitchell) ~ June 17, 1961

Street Superintendent At Baxter Springs Killed (John Hartley) ~ June 22, 1961

Two Men Bound Over To District Court ~ January 28, 1965

Bill Bilke Severely Burned ~ January 28, 1965

To Sell the County Farm ~ January 18, 1966

County to Sell Farm East of Columbus ~ April 26, 1966

The Old Oaken Bucket At Rest ~ November 7, 1966

Child Killed In Car-Train Accident (Gale Ann Cook) ~ July 6, 1967

Car-Train Crash Kills Two Persons (Charle Hopkins & Margaret Prudlick) ~ January 22, 1968

Lightning strikes, Kills Man Fishing (Bob Colegrove) ~ July 2, 1968

Timothy Scott Killed In Wreck ~ September 8, 1968

Former Area Woman Killed In Car Wreck (Elizabeth Brown) ~ September 13, 1968

Baxter Springs Boy, Girl Killed In Wreck Near Arma (Dona Pickens & Michael Brewster) ~ February 8, 1969

Two Young Persons Killed In Wreck North of Baxter (Richard Barnett & Elizabeth Aubuchon) ~ September 7, 1969

The First Kansas Colored Plagued By Disertions ~ October 3, 1969

How The Columbus Business District Looked in 1923 ~ December 30, 1982

County Loses Tax Case ~ June 7, 1983

Russell Jarrett Honored for 62 Years in Masons ~ December 12, 1983

History of the Poor Farm and Cemetery ~ January 30, 1985

One-, Two-Room School Houses Dot Cherokee County Landscape ~ March 7, 2002

Kansan Seeks Respect For Dead ~ July 19, 2004

Treece ~ A Scar On Kansas ~ March 20, 2007

Scammon School Sells For $40,500 ~ June 11, 2012

Galena Haunted Murder House A Hoax ~ March 18, 2013

Galena's Bordello Becomes an Antique Store ~ June 2, 2016

Stippville School Now A Memory ~ July 15, 2016


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