From the collections at the Leavenworth County Historical Society and Museum. Reprinted with permission from The Leavenworth County Historical Society and Museum and the Leavenworth Times. Donated by Debra Graden.

Leavenworth Weekly Chronicle, Saturday, November 3, 1883

Mr. Al Pemberton's wife presented him with a fine baby. Al will sell boots and shoes cheap now.

Mr. Sam Pells, late foreman of Arthur Simmons' cigar manufactory, will shortly remove to St. Joseph. Mr. Pells will have THE CHRONICLE sent to him.

Mr. Ben Miller,

Who a short time ago removed from Larimer Block to Salinger's , on 4th and Delaware, so as to have more room, is doing a rushing business. Mr. Miller is beyond all doubt the finest repairer of watches, clock and jewelry that we have in our city....

Leavenworth Bottling Co.

This firm is doing an immense business now. They are sending goods all over the country, in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and parts of Nebraska, besides supplying their customers in this immediate vicinity. No man is better known than Mr. Geo. Linck, and none understand their business better. Mr. Linck is one of our most energetic gentlemen, and it seems that business with him is a pleasure. We want our thousands of readers to test the quality of Mr. Linck's goods, and they will undoubtedly seek no further. The CHRONICLE wishes all such enterprising gentlemen success.


The real estate agents have been having a very busy time this year. A very large number of city lots have changed hands, prices that were being asked in the spring by owners would not be thought of now, in many cases they are asking from fifty to one hundred per cent, more than they did then, several plots of land have been laid out in lots and before the year ends other large plots will be in the market, giving great advantage to people who want to buy. The safest investments we know of and that which is likeliest to give the best interest in the new few years is real estate:

Passing Events

The oldest school teacher in New Haven, Conn., is Sarah Wilson, a negress 77 years old, who has been teaching for sixty years. Her father was born a slave in New Haven, but bought his freedom. Mrs. Wilson has a good education, and teaches a private school of very young children.

The Mormon apostles, who have traveled in luxurious sleeping coaches and represent themselves as being modeled on the apostleship of primitive times, own and run a bank, street railroads, an opera house and a mammoth trading post in Salt Lake City, control the Utah Central railroad and collect $50,000 a year in tithes from the faithful followers of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

November 10, 1883

A Soldiers' Home in Kansas

(Atchison Champion)

The Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers recently held a meeting at Milwaukee, and among their proceeding we find the following:

"Col. John A. Martin, of Kansas, offered the following resolution, which, after consideration was, upon motion of Col. Martin, laid over until the next meeting of the Board.

"Whereas, the number of applicant for admission to the Nation Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers is steadily increasing, and

"Whereas, the Homes are now filled almost to their maximum; and

"Whereas, it is understood that the military reservation of Ft. Riley, Kansas, is not necessary for army purposes, and is likely to be abandoned; and

"Whereas, this reservation, with its barracks and other buildings would be admirably adapted for a soldiers' home, and would accommodate, with very little change in buildings, full one thousand disabled soldier; therefore,

"Resolved, That this Board respectfully asks the Congress of the United States to transfer the Ft. Riley military reservation, with its buildings, to the control of the Board, to be used as one of the branches of the Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers."

A movement in this direction may be able to accomplish something. A variety of efforts have been made to have something done with either Riley or a portion of the reserve, but without success. Every proposition has run square against the fact that the military authorities, from Gen. Sherman on down to every local commander of the post for years past, hold to the idea that Riley is of great value to the Government for military purposes. It is a supply depot. People abroad regard Riley as an abandoned post, but if they were to know of the extent of contracts, purchases and shipments made here for all points in New Mexico, and Colorado they would change their minds. The Grand Army boys in this neighborhood started a scheme to get a portion of the reserve for Home purposes, but made no headway. Once a proposition was worked through army circles for a sale of a portion of the reserve to settlers, but Gen. Sherman put his foot on it. the same proposition is again pending with some chance of favorable action on the part of the military. It is further understood that Gen. Sheridan agrees with Sherman as to the value of Riley. It is an everlasting shame that the Government does not spend some money on Riley.--Junction city Union.

Senator Plumb introduced a bill, at the last session of Congress, to devote the Fort Riley military reservation and its buildings to the purposes of a Home for disable volunteer soldiers. The bill was referred to the Secretary of War,and Mr. Lincoln some time ago, as we understand, asked the opinion of Gen. Franklin, President of the Board of Managers of the Soldiers' Homes concerning it.

The head of the army appear to be opposed to maintaining Fort Riley as a military post. Gen. Sherman thinks it is not necessary. Some time ago Congressman Haskell attempted to secure the Fort Riley reservation for an Indian school, but Gen. Sherman sat down on that project. The approval of the General-in-chief might, however, be obtained for a proposition to make Fort Riley a Soldiers' Home.

The Homes at present established are all crowded to excess. they must be greatly enlarged, or another Home must be secured. The Fort Riley reservation is a beautiful location, healthy and in all respects well adapted for such a purpose. With very few alteration, and at small expense to the government, it could accommodate twelve of fifteen hundred men, or as large a number as the Homes at Milwaukee, Wis., Togus, Maine, and Hampton, Va.

We think the project a feasible one, and if the Congressional delegation from Kansas will secure the assent of the military officers to the proposed change, we have no doubt that it can be accomplished.

Charles Freund, a miner, died in a Pueblo, Col., hospital last week from an affection of the brain, brought on by excitement over a valuable "find" of gold while prospecting.

A Columbia, Neb. paper records the sale of a 5-year-old child by its father for $20. The boy wept bitterly while being led away by his purchaser, who took him to his farm in the interior.

Gossip by Bob-A-Link

John Madden is an abmitious fellow. He wants to be father-in-law of all the boys in town. His seventh daughter was born on Saturday.

Real Estate

The following is the transfers for the past week:

In the matter of the estate of Wm. McN. Clough, J. w. Crancer, administrator, claim of J. R. Hicks for $155.43, allowed. In the matter of the estate of Cyrus and Elizabeth Pemberton, minors, Jonathan Winsoton, guardian, made first annual settlement. In the matter of the estate of Chas. Gordon, a minor, Nancy J. Gordon filed report of sale of real estate. The following transfers of real estate were recorded by Register Curtain: The German bank to P. G. Harris, lots 32 and 33, block a, Stilling's subcivision, $150. The German bank to E. T. Evans, lots 34 and 35, block 1, Stilling's subdivision, $150. the German bank to Philip Pattenaude, lots 8 and 9, block 3, Stilling's subdivision, $175. Cathering M. Beck to Henry C. F. Kackbush, lot 5 and the north half of lot 6, block 13, city proper, $2,250. Jno. H. Werts to John Zemmings, lot 41, block 13, Dochran & Mulligan's subdivision, $100. John H. Werts to John Jennings, lot 40, in block 13, Cochran & Mulligan's subdivision, $125.00.

November 17 1883

Real Estate

John Conover and wife to Annie J. Bowman, lots 8, 9 and 10 and part of 7, block 6, Norton Williams & Thomas addition, $100.

Chas. Gordon, by guardian, to Aug. Geveke, lot 9, block 4, Ewing Roelfson & Co.'s addition, 150.

Nancy J. Gordon and Ida M. Gordon to Aug. Geveke, lot 9, block 4, Ewing Roelfson & Co.'s addition, $600.

Biographical Sketch

The subject of our sketch this week Mr. John McKee was born at St. Louis, Mo, August 31, 1827. He served his articles as a surveyor and came to Kansas in April, 1865, and followed the profession as a surveyor, until he was called by his fellow men to fill some of the most important offices at their disposal. From the time he landed in Kansas he indentified himself with the Free State party, and took a very important part in the struggles and conflicts which resulted in making this a free State. It is upwards of twenty eight years since he came to Leavenworth, and during that time he has served four terms as City Treasurer, one term as Deputy County Treasurer, two terms as Sheriff of the county, one term as State Senator.

During all these years Mr. McKee has handled some million of the people's money and there has never been a word of scandle or an insinuation from any quarter that he ever permitted one cent of the people's money to soil his fingers.

Mr. McKee was appointed postmaster of this city on April 9th, 1883, and to-day there is not a gentleman in this city or county more respected than the subject of our sketch. Mr. McKee is also largely interested in Colorado mines, and we hope before long his plodding and persevering industry will be crowned with such success that he will be counted amongst the wealthiest men of the State.

Emil Wetzel, still accommodates boarders and guests at the Commercial, No. 216 Cherokee street. The houseis new and has been recently re-furnished.

Saturday November 24, 1883

Wollman, The Clothier, is still selling his bankrupt stock of goods 25 per cent below manufacturing cost. Call and see the big bargains he is offering. Remember J. Wollman, northeast corner of Fifth and Delware street, Leavenworth, Ks.

Court House New

Thomas Banks was adjudged insane in the Probate Court, on Monday, and an application was made for his recption in the insane asylum at Osawatomie.

Marriage licenses were issued on Monday last to Anderson Bush and Minnie Price; to E. D. Yates and Sallie Edlin. the latter parties are of Stranger township, and bringing a party of friends with them, were married in due form, in open court, by Probate Judge Hawn. Miss Elizabeth Edlin, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. John Norris, of Stranger, officiated as groomsman. The bride was dressed in black silk and the bridesmaid the same. The party left for Stranger in the afternoon, in the best of spirits.

Saturday, December 1, 1883

The Wanderer

  • Good news from far, the neighbors say;
  • But never message comes this way,
  • To tell if weal or woe betide
  • Our dear one, wandering far and wide.
  • Ah, wherefore thus a stranger roam!
  • Sweet welcome waits for thee; come home.
  • O, cruel silence! tossed about,
  • Hearts find no rest 'twixt fear and doubt.
  • Where is he now! of, could we know
  • The best or worst, t'were better so;
  • This nameless dread, how hard to bear!
  • Return, dear wanderer, to our care.
  • O, Perverse youth! by folly led,
  • In wayward petulance he fled
  • From friends and home. Sweet memory cling
  • Around his heart, and homeward bring
  • Our wilful wanderer's weary feet--
  • Love waits to bid him welcome sweet.
  • His mother watching from the door
  • Still hopes to see his face once more;
  • The vacant place within her heart
  • None else can fill or peace impart.
  • Return and fill that heart with joy,
  • Sore longing for her absent boy.
  • Come back and dry thy mother's tears,
  • Restore the bliss of former years;
  • The world without; how harsh and cold,
  • Seed once again the dear home-fold.
  • Return--no more a stranger roam,
  • We wait to bid thee welcome home.
  • Real Estate

    The following transfers of real estate were recorded by Register Curtin this week.

    Vinton Stilling to John B. McKune, lot 1, block 6, Stilling's subdivision, $110.

    Kaw Valley town company to Marion Orinder, lots 5, 6, and 7, block 9, town of Reno, $25.

    John Elliott ot Marion Orinder, block 9, town of Reno, $100.

    Wm. Ashby and wife to Frank Crofton, a tract of land in section 18, township 8, range 21, $36.27.

    Melitable Webster et al to Harriet Naab, lot 10, block 9, Clark & Rees' addition, $100.

    Geo. M. Willet and wife to Thos. F. Webster, lot 10, block 9, Clark & Rees' addition, $160.

    Wm. Buettinger and wife to D. D. Hamilton, a part of lot 9, Clark's addition, $200.

    M. L. Fish and wife to Thos. Gillman, a tract of land in section 21, township 8, section 22, $1.

    Thomas Gillman and wife to M. L. Fish, the above described property, $1.

    Tennessee Brown to James Maloney, lot 18 block 12, city proper, $1.

    John M. Thorne to Geo. W. Campbell, the south one-half of the southeast one-fourth of the southeast one-fourth of section 12, township 10, range 22, $1,200.

    Silver Wedding

    The 25th Anniversary of the Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. Kirmeyer.

    On Saturday evening a number of friends assembled at the Turner hall where every thing was ready to make up a supprise party for the silver wedding. A committee waited on the lady and geltleman and invited them to a meeting at the hall. On arriving there and finding what theparty consisted of both of them were very much effected. Justice Plowman made a neat speech, and Mr. Noll presented to them the numerous presents that were on the table, which consisted of an elegant silver tea set and jewel casket, by a number of ladies.

    The Turners' singing society presented two silver goblets and atray, andseveral other smaller presents.

    A splendid supper was provided which was got up by Mr. Hlubcazek and presided over by Miss Agnes Kirmeyer. After supper Prof. Schubert and his orchestra, kept the company lively with music and dancing was indulged in by all.

    A number of relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kirmeyer were present who had come from different parts of the coutry to be here on this occasion. The whole arrangement was quite a success and the party broke up pledging themselves to attend the golden wedding when the time comes.

    Saturday December 8, 1883

    A Grand Wedding

    Miss Libbie Levy, Of This City and Mr. H. L. Frisnman, of Clay Center, Kansas

    The Hebrew Temple in this city, on Sunday venening last, was the scene of one of the happiest events of a life time, on the grandest weddings that has ever taken place in this city.

    The bride, Miss Libbie Levy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Levy, 217 Fifth street, has been a resident of Leavenworth for several years, and has a large circle of friends, who will miss her greatly.

    The groom, Mr. H. L. Frishman, is a member of a prominent clothing firm of the thriving city of Clay Center, Kansas. He is a young man of excellent qualities, socially, and in a business way, and in resigning to this care one for whom they have always had a tender regard, the friends of Miss Levy in Leavenworth feel that their trust is in good hands.

    The ceremony took place a the Hebrew temple, corner of Sixth and Osage streets, at 7 P.M. The temple was brilliantly illuminated and beautifully trimmed and decorated with evergreens while on the alter was a handsome horseshoe made of flowers. The rarest of floweres were used, and the Hebrew emblems formed of them were remarkable for taste and beauty. The building was crowded with friends of the contracting parties,and the pleasing ceremony was performed by Rabbi Rubenstein was closely listened to by all present.

    The bride was dressed in rich cream tinted brocaded silk with closely fitting waist and long train. Her veil was of white silk illusion with a pretty knot of snow balls and lillies of the valley in her hair. She wore white kid slippers.

    The bridesmaids were also handsomely dressed. Miss Ann Frishman wore a delicate pink sunah satin dress and white kid slippers, and Miss Anna Sivermann wore a pretty shrimp pink surrah (unreadable) kid slippers; both had boquets of cut flowers in their hands.

    The groomsmen were Messers. Hagar Levy, cousin of the bride, (unreadable, possibly Hiram) Levy, her brother, They were dressed in black with white kid gloves.

    The ushers were Messrs. David and Charles Ettenson.

    At the conclusion of the ceremony the invited guests, of whom there was a very large number, repaired to the residence of the bride's parents, where a reception was held and supper was given, in which there was lack neither in quality and quantity. A dance followed the supper, and lasted till almost daylight, the music, being furished by the full opera house orchestra. The toilets were rich and handsome.

    The presents when set out on a large table and were presented by the following ladies and gentlemen:

    Mr. and Mrs. A. Levy, parents of the bride, a lot of household silverware; Mr. and Mrs. L. Hoffma, toilet cate; J. Frishman, father of groom, Meyer Frishman, and Joseph Frishman, brohters of groom, a check of five hundred dollars, and many more weich are too numerous to mention, which is to show that our new couple have as many friends as well as numerous present. Telegrams of congratulation form many parts of the United States and Europe were received, and read at the banquet by Rev Rubenstein.

    Real Estate Transfers

    The Leavenworth Mutual Land association to William Wisser, lots 13 and 14 in block 1, Kelley's subdivision, $121.

    Edward Walsh and wife to Dennis Ryan, 7-16 of lots 11 and 12, block 51, city proper, $350.

    James Bausserman and wife to James H. Bausermann, 15, undivided 14 of section 25, township 9, range 22, $2,000.

    Patrick s. O'Donnell to Catherine O'Donnell, lots 7 and 8, block 8, city proper, $310.

    John Kelley and wife to Samuel Keisall, lots 1, 2, 3, 4,5, and 6, in bolock 2 also all of block 3, except lots 1 an 2, also lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, in clodk 5; also all of blocks 7 and *; also lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, in block 9, all in the town of Reno, $350.

    W. J. Gillmore and wife et al., to David Baker, the N. e. 1-4 of the S E 1-4 of section 26, township 10 of rang 21, containing 10 acres; $100.

    John Walker to Samuel Keisall, Jr, the N E 1-4 of section 6, township 12, range 21, contianing 160 acres; $2,400.

    Levi Wilson an wife to Lydia Crancer, lots 23 and 30, in Levi Wilson's addition, $500.

    John N. Thomas to John W. Spratley, lot 3, block 7, city proper, $50.

    Charles H. Pennock and wife to George Wragg, Jr., the N E one-fourth of section 35, township 8, range 21; also the N E fraction one-fourth of section 2, township 6, range 21, $100.

    Joseph Westenberger to Joseph Ringolsky, lots 25 and 26, block 41, city proper, $4,250.

    Sunday Chronicle, Local Jottings page

    May 11, 1884

    James Jacobs, colored, was killed on the L. T. & W. W. R. R., and the Coroner's jury found that he came to his death by falling off a flat car while the same was in motion.

    The First National bank closed at one o'clock instead of three, Friday afternoon, on account of the death of Lyman Scott.

    Lyman Scott, a well known citizen of Leavenworth, died in this city last week after a long illness, and was buried on Friday last.

    Miss Lulu Slough made her debut in the District Court last week as an attorney at law, appearing as counsel for the defendant in the case of the State against Mrs. Harris, charged with grand larceny. She made a masterly defense, presented her case to the jury in a lawyer like and winning manner, and best of all, secured a verdict for her client at the hand of the jury. Miss Slough is a bright, intelligent and charming young woman and deserves to succeed.

    ROSE--W. A Rose and wife have gone to Lockport, N. Y. to attend the funeral of Mr. Rose's mother.

    Chas. Dietrich has returned from Atchison to reside in Leavenworth again, and has opened up a market for meats, eggs, vegetables, etc. He will be pleased to see his old friendsagain at his stand, southeast corner Fifth and Cherokee. Call on him.

    Mr. O. F. Johnson was called to Champaign, Ill., on Thursday, to attend the funeral of his father.

    A new arrival O'Kanes--that is at Frank O'Kanes. It came last Monday morning.

    Sunday Chronicle May 18, 1884

    The funeral of Justus Ingersoll took place yesterday at two p.m., and was largely attended.

    A special meeting of the Board of Trade was held at the rooms on Delaware st., thursday afternoon, at which appropriate resolutions lamenting the death of Justus Ingersoll, were passed.

    A soldier by the name of Wm. Castello, of troop G, 7th Cavalry, was shot at the Fort while attending rifle practice. The death was caused entirely by accident and no one was to blame.

    Judge Hawn's new residence on Fifth Avenue has of late come in for a great deal of comment, and now as it is nearly finished the general conclusion is that this is the most complete little house in the city. The roof is covered with patent iron shingles, the first introduced into Leavenworth. The house contains five rooms and cellar, with stable. Jameson & Jobson are the architects.


    Mr. Justus Ingersoll Breathes his Last.

    In the death of Justus Ingersoll, which occurred last Wednesday evening at his residence, on the corner of Fourth and Olive streets, Leavenworth loses one its most valued and respected citizens. Mr. Ingersoll was about 48 years of age and heretofore enjoyed good health, thus making his death surprising and the deeper felt. He leaves a wife grief stricken and two little children--a girl and a boy, who have the sympathy of a city full of people who knew Mr. Ingersoll and remember him kindly.

    Mr. J. H. Rothenberger has just added a new addition to his residence, which consist of a wing on the west side, containing two large rooms and bay window, a new veranda on the front and also one the full length on the west side. The who of the residence is being repainted, and when finished Mr. Rothenberger will have a home that any man might be proud of. His business has increased so much of late that enlargement of premises became a necessity; a dry house has been added in which all the staves for barrels and also the barrels when they are made, are put into this house; can be heated to 200 degrees, and is now the best and most perfect work in the West is made in this establishment. Shortly Mr. Rothenberger intends erecting another large work shop, and then he will have by far the largest establishment out west. The architects for the residence and dry house were Jameson & Jobson.

    Mr. Sames Kelsey, who, for so many years was a resident of this city, died at his home in Denver last week.

    Mr. Stark and Miss Kaufman were married at the Presbyterian church Monday evening.

    Mr. John S. Humphreys and Miss Georgia McConky, of Fairmount wereunited in the holy bonds of matrimony last Thursday. the young couple have many friends in the city who wish them a bright and happy future.

    The murderers, George L. Brown, Robert Davis and Moses Chambers, all colored, convicted at this term of the District Court for the murder of Mr. Helgle, were sentenced to imprisonment in the Kansas penitentiary for one year, at hard labor, and at the end to that time, upon the issuing of the warrant of the Governor for that purpose, to be taken out and hanged by the neck until dead. Moses Chambers confessed to the part he took in the crime, saying that Davis struck Helgle the blow that killed him, where he (Chambers) robbed the man of his money. All three of the villians are brutal looking fellows, whose physiognomies would adorn nothing but a prison or a gallows.

    Sunday, May 25, 1884

    The latest addition to one of our hotels is a gentleman so cool that the owners allow him a rebate on his bill each month for saving of ice in the establishment by his presence.

    Sunday June 1, 1884

    Map of Fenn's Fairgrounds Subdivision

    There's an alley in Leavenworth they call "Dollar Alley," because it represents a hundred scents.

    Invitation are out for the marriage of Mr. Oscar Seckler and Miss Alice M. Wood, June 4th, at St. Paul's church, at 9 a.m.

    Miss Ada Leslie, an estimable and popular young lady of this city, died on Thursday morning at her father's residence, No. 219 Spruce street, after a short illness, lasting only a few days. Her funeral took place on Saturday and was largely attended by man sympathizing friends.

    Sunday June 8, 1884

    The first flushing tank has been connected with the sewers, it is behind the opera house.

    Who looks after the Fortescue Park? The people in the south part of the city think that the city officials have forgotten that it belongs to them.

    When will Delaware street be paved with cedar blocks? The man who fell out of the buggy on Saturday wants to know.

    The people of Leavenworth never knew until last Friday that there lived in the city a gentlemen whoucould compose an opera, both words and music. Now they know tha the Rev. R. Brown is the author of "Ostara," one of the prettiest school pieces yet produced.

    Oscar Seckler and Miss Alice Wood were married at the Episcopal Church on Wednesday morning last at 9 o'clock and have been busy ever since receiving th good wishes of their many friends.


    Rev. Dennis Jones died last Thursday morning. He had been pastor of the colored Baptist church for a number of years. His funeral was largely attend last Friday afternoon.

    Sunday, June 15, 1884

    The wife of Mr. H. E. Farrell, contractor, has presented his with a daughter. Mr. Farrell's face shows that he is happy.

    Judge Hawn's new residence on Fifth avenue is the talk of the south part of the city. The apinters have had a difficulty to get finished for ladies and gentelmen looking through the house.

    Sunday June 22 1884

    Leavenworth lost a good friend in the death of Col.Platt.

    The funeral of Col. Platt took place at the Fort on Thursday, the services being held in the Episcopal Chapel, after which the remains were sent to West Point for burial. Col. Platt was held in high esteem by his fellow officers, and his company will be missed.

    Sunday June 19, 1884

    The body of Chas. Krapp, drowned in the Missouri last Sunday, has not as yet been recovered.

    John F. Richards is a candidate for the nomination for State Treasurer on the Democratic ticket.

    Mrs. Annie Norby, mother of Richard Norby, was buried in Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday last.

    The funeral of Col. Jennison took place on Sunday last and was numerously attended, a large number of carriages following the remains to the cemetery.

    On Sunday last Charles Krapp, a young gentleman of this city, and a member of the Leavenworth Light Infantry, was drowned while bathing in the Missouri.

    Company B, of the Light Infantry met Friday evening an elected the following officers unanimously: Wm. S. Albright, captain; J. A. Franks, 1st Lieut.; robt. J. Morgan, 2d. Lieut.; W. Gautier, president; George Kaufmann, vice-president; w. s. Algright, financial secretary; J. A. Franks, secretary.

    The Light Infantry have elected the following officers: President, J. J. Jones; vice president, Frank Keitner; secretary, George Hamblin; recording secretary, W. A. Kirkham; treasurer, J. K. Urmston.

    Miss Agnes, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hannon, was surprised Thursday evening by her numerous young frieds, by a party being tendered out of compliment to her, it being her fifteenth burthday.

    The directors of the new bridge company are: A. Caldwell, L. T. Smith, O. B. Taylor, G. H. Hyde, M. H. Insley, Paul E. Havens, H. D. Rush, Jos. Whitaker, A. J. Tullock, D. M. Swan, John Wilson, S. F. Neely and Lucien Scott.

    Sunday July 6, 1884

    The body of Charles Krapp was recovered two or three miles below the city.

    Major Harry Insley has resigned as a member of the council from the first ward on account of having moved into the third ward.

    Sunday July 13, 1884

    The water main to the fort has been completed.

    The wife of Senator Jacob Winter died at the residence of her husband, on Shawnee street, on Tuesday evening after a long illness. While Mrs. Winter had been a sufferer for some time, her death was not so soon expected. The writer had a talk with the Senator on Monday published elsewhere,a nd the death of his wife was only considered probable then. She was buried on Wednesday at four o'clock p.m. The Senator has the sympathy of many friends in his bereavement.

    Wednesday morning Dick McDermott, who was well known in the city, was found dead in a standing position. He had gotten up out of bed being suddenly taken with a coughing fit to which he was subjected at times, and it is supposed while in one of these paroxysms, being unable to get relief or call for any, he choked to death. Mr. McDermott was a plasterer by trade an industrious workman, but given to habits of intemperance which probably produced the affliction from which he suffered. He was buried on Thursday morning from the Catherdral at 9 o'clock.

    Sunday July 20, 1884

    It is reported that Orderly Merrifield shot an Indian chief while at Camp Arrington.

    One of the Light Infantry boys on his return from Camp Arrington, was so infatuated with a soldier's life that he seriously contemplated joining the regulars. Hopes are entertained for his recovery.

    The Globe Canning Factory have had to send east for a very large quantity of cans this year, independent of what they have made themselves. From this factory canned fruit is sent all over America.

    The colored Odd Fellows of the State of Kansas held a Grand Lodge meeting in this city on thursday. There was a large crowd of stranger present. They took in the beauties of the Fort, and at night gave a ball at Scard's hall.

    Sunday July 27, 1884

    Thirty thousand cans have arrived at the Globe Canning Factory.

    Whistles have been furnished the police to be used in calling one another in case assistance is needed.

    Mr. Richards permitted the veterinary commission to examine his horse after securing the temporary injunction.

    In the case of John F. Richards vs. the Sheriff of Levenworth county, an order was issued temporaritly restraining the defendant from killing a mare belonging to plaintiff. The order to kill the beast was made by State Veterinary Surgeon Holcombe, on the grounds that it had the glanders, but no notice having been given the plaintiff, it was held that a temporary injunction would lie.

    A collar button and suspender individual was trying to sell a customer a coat the other day. The customer said "That coat stinks." "Oh, no, mine friend," siad the man of collar button a suspender fame, "it is not the coat that stinks, it is the city. Its the worst stinker in town." And then the customer went out and into the first alley he came to, and concluded the coat couldn't help it.

    An anti-chewing gum association has been formed among some of our young men, by the constitution and bylaws of which no member is permitted to go with a young lady that chews gum. The penalty for each violation is one dollar. There are ten members. The secretary's report at the first meeting after its organization, showed for fines collected for violations, ten dollars. The association starts off well.

    Sunday, July (crossed out and Aug wrote in)3, 1884

    The annual retreat of the sisters of charity ended on Wednesday.

    The case of John Hartman, charged with stabbing Luce, was continued to August 15.

    Our colored citizens celebrated Freeman's Day, August 1st, by giving large picnic at Ryan's grove.

    Nancy Ellis, the colored woman who was so horribly burned last Monday night by the upsetting of a coal oil lamp, died Wednesday night after much suffering. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon.

    Sunday August 10, 1884

    Simon Ables took one of the CHRONICLE scribes through his beautiful residence the other day and also to the wine cellar where some of the finest wine in the west is stored, and made from grapes iin the vineyard belonging to the hall.

    Fritz Steinmiller, a lad aged about fifteen years, and employed as a new agent, was killed on Tuesday last while attempting to board a train on the Missouri Pacific road as it came into the Union Depot. The little fellow was frightfull mangled, but death was so sudden that his suffering did not last long.

    Mr. A. C. Nichols was buried at Highland Thursday.

    The old Kickapoo cannon of historic memory was recovered from the iconoclastic iron merchant and purchased by the State Historical Society.

    Sunday August 17, 1885

    Thursday evening about 7 o'clock as an employee of the cracker factory was going over the building to see that everything was all right before closing, he found blood trickling from the secong floor, and going hurridly to the secong floor a horrible sightmet his gaze. Wedged in between the elevator and the flooring of the secong story was the body of John Bronke, a lad 13 years of age. The machinery was stopped but life had left the body and nothing could be done. the addident must have been caused by the boy leaning over the elevator railing as it ascended from the first ot the second floor. He could not have noticed being so close to the latter and must have been hit on the head by the ceiling and knocked senseless, and the elevator ascending and bescending drew the inanimate body between the elevator and floor until so much had been drawn in that it was impossible for it to proceed further.

    Michael buckley who was run over by the construction train Wednesday morning is in a critical condition.

    A Lamentable Case.

    A Pole named Bretsaw arrived in the city on Monday with his wife and two children, and rented one room on the corner of Second and Cheyenne streets. The poor fellow had no money, and no friends, and could not speak english. The wife and one of the children were sick, and the poor woman who had neither food nor medical attendance died on Wednesday night. She was only 25 years of age. Mrs. Peet, who lives close by, took the case in hand and collected sufficient money to purchase a coffin. The husband who is broken hearted and sick, with the children has been taken to a neighbor's house. It seems a pity that in a city like this there is no place that people in such circumstance could apply to.

    Sunday Aug 24, 1884

    The Sad and Untimely Death of B. C. Clark.

    Last Sunday morning a telegram was received by Mr. Thos. Mills, bookkeeper for B. C. Clark & Co., announcing the sudden death of the senior member of the firm in New York, at 11 o'clock Saturday night. It was a sad shock to the community and on all sides there were but expressions of grief and sympathy.

    Mr. Clark has been in business in this city for the past eithteen years and from a small beginning built up the largest wholesale and retail glass and crockery establishment in the State. He has always been an active and enterprising citizen and at the serignation of Mr. Kelley was elected councilman from the third ward. In his capacity as a public servant, it has been but a resume of his own private business. Careful and conscientious, all of his public acts were for the city's good.

    The remains arrived her on Wednesday forenoon, and wer met at the depot by a large number of our business men. The funeral took place from his residence in the afternoon. Mr. Clark leaves a wife and family to mourn over the loss of a kind husband and an affectionate father.

    The city council passed the following resolutions:

    Whereas, It has pleased the Ruler of all things to take from us B. C. Clark, the president of the council of the city of Leavenworth.

    Resolved, That in the death of B. C. Clark, the council of the city has lost a most honored and valued member; that it is but a just tribute to the memory of the departed, to say that in lamenting his removal from our midst, we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of universal respect and regard, and that the heartfelt sympath of this body is extended to his family in their affliction, and as a further mark of our respect to his memory, it is further

    Resolved, That the members of the council and the city officers, attend his funeral in a body and the city clerk is hereby requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased.

    Willie Dundon died on Sunday from the injuries he recieved from the Rock Island turn table on Saturday.

    Mr. And Mrs. Chas. S. Pemberton have lost their only son by diphtheria. The funeral was largely attended by the friends of the family. A great amount of sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Pemberton, who have lost both of their children from the same disease.

    The City Council

    On Wednesday night a the council meeting, W. H. Bond was selected president in place of Mr. B. C. Clark, deceased, and Mr. Kohn was selected temporary president. The Mayor appointed Herman Bruns councilman the third ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of B. C. Clark. The council chamber was ordered to be draped in black for thirty days in respect to Mr. Clark. The plat presented by E. Jameson for Morris' Metropolitan subdivision,a nd the plat for Stibles' subdivision, were referred to the committee on streets and grades.

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