July 11, 1864
-- Mr. BRATTON has purchased the patent-right for an Osage county fence. It is composed of wire and pickets.
January 3, 1865
-- A letter received from a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalry tells of the Indian battle at Platt Bridge where George McDONALD was killed and five other local boys wounded.
January 16, 1865, Enterprise-Chronicle
-- Fred HOTHAN of Ridgeway is manufacturing cigars which he sells to local merchants. Bratton and Williams are putting up ice. It is 10 inches thick and clear as crystal.
January 16, 1872, Journal-Free Press (the Shaft)
-- Charley RATH and Sam SLUSSER who have been absent for a month have killed 1,100 buffalo. Charlie does the shooting and Sam superintends the shipping. They keep 16 men busy skinning and cutting.
-- Judge BARTLES has resigned as Probate Judge to devote more time to his saw mill, flower (assuming they meant flour) mill and general store in Olivet.
February 1, 1872
-- For the first time since it's founding the Chronicle has changed hands. It was established in Burlingame in 1863 by Marshall MURDOCK, who has now sold it to W.F. CHALFANT. At the time MURDOCK sold the Chronicle he was a member of the Kansas legislature.
April 28, 1872
-- RULLISON and HULBURD have shown some fine samples of furniture manufactured at their steam furniture shops in Burlingame.
May 20, 1872
-- E.A. GATES of Burlingame has invented an improvement in turning lathes for making oval picture frames.
October 2, 1872
-- Scranton is the name of the new town recently laid out in this county. It is situated on Hundred-Ten Creek near the coal mines of Sheldon and Thomas. A post office has been established with Ab. THOMAS as postmaster. These mines are said to be the best in the county. They have advertised for 100 miners.
October 9, 1872
-- A colony of 25 families is on their way from Pennsylvania to this county. They will settle near Lyndon.
October 23, 1872
-- Carbondale has been incorporated as a city of the third class and her first charter election was held October 24, 1872.
November 13, 1872
-- The settlers along the A.T.& S.F. railroad are killing buffaloes by the thousands for their hides, which are sold for about $2.50 a piece.
December 9, 1872
-- Ox teams for sale, four yoke of good native cattle. Samuel EVANS, six miles west of Burlingame.
February 3, 1873
-- The MK&T Railroad is surveying a route from Burlington to Quenemo by way of Plymouth and Melvern.
March 25, 1873
-- J. H. HUNT of Burlingame is prepared to furnish lime, sand, hair and other plaster's needs.
March 30, 1873
-- The Council Grove Republican says the Kaw Indians are to be removed south to their new reservation.
April 7, 1873
-- HOWE and SANDERSON of Burlingame are selling a washing machine of peculiar construction. HOWE is manufacturing the machine and SANDERSON is selling it.
June 24, 1873
-- George EMPIE runs a grocery store in the basement under the Chronicle office. Try his nice flour.
August 25, 1873
-- The ruins of the old SCHUYLER mill continue to smolder. It is three and one half months since the mill burned.
February 28, 1874
-- Work at the fire-brick works has been suspended but it will be commenced again in the spring. Mr. NILES says he can comnpete with the best fire-brick makers in the country.
-- The Carbon Coal company sent a bunch of miners from Osage City to open a mine at Starkville, Colorado. Two buildings were on the site at the time, a company store and a saloon run by an old Osage City resident, Ellis JONES, better known as Peg Leg JONES.
March 21, 1929
-- Mrs. LACEY, living on the Dragoon, has made some fine cotton yarn from plants she has grown on the farm.
January 26, 1882
-- BRATTON, VAUGHN, and HALLOCK have put up over 200 tons of ice. No ice famine next summer.
April 24, 1882
-- Miners sinking a shaft on the D.R. CLEMONS place are the first we have heard of using dynamite.
June 3, 1882
-- O.H. NELSON returned yesterday from the Texas Panhandle. He left A.H. WARNER and Fred LORD coming over the trail with 3,000 cattle at the rate of 10 miles a day. Thay are expected to reach Dodge City and home about the middle of August.
-- Lone Tree school closes tomorrow evening. It is taught by Miss Edna HILLS and reports some excellent results. C.E. WOOD is building a school house a mile northwest of Burlingame, known as the Terry school.
April 14, 1883
-- Captain CHILDS' horse was frightened on the street last week by a piece of blowing paper. Starting from the bank corner he reached Filley's store before being caught but the buggy was badly damaged.
August 31, 1883
-- A blaze Friday morning destroyed the store of Levi Empie, Raymond and Co., Reed and Spangler Hall of the Knights of Honor and Colored Masons and the office of H. Dubois, Justice of The Peace. The fire was discovered by a mother who had been awakened by a sick child. The alarm, first rung on the Shepard House dinner bell, was soon taken up by the Baptist church bell and the M.E. Church steeple. The fight was a desperate one but when the walls of Empie's building fell the fire was soon contained.
September 8, 1883
Morgan and Co. of Burlingame have secured a drain-time machine for their pottery business. The powerful machine is run by two horses.
February 28, 1884
150 calves were in jeopardy from black leg a short time ago. Henry LORD and Doctor HOOVER immediately bled each one and not another death has occurred. About a quart of blood was taken from each animal.
April 11, 1884
-- Mr. POE of Scranton is a candidate for secretary of Railroad Commissioners. He usually gets about nine votes in his precinct when he runs for Justice of the Peace, and is a loud-mouth bolter of party nominations. He will not get the appointment.
January 5, 1888
-- Melvern - Squire DOOTY postponed the assault case of Adam Ludy until February. The complaining witness, Charles KRESHNER, was not able to be out. He is doing pretty well considering everything, and will get around with the loss of an eye.
December 22, 1888
-- Uncle Billy CRAIG and Scott CARR have been caught in Burlingame selling intoxicating liquor. The first has left town, promising never to return, and the latter has paid a $20 fine and agreed to sin no more.
January 19, 1889
-- We are informed that Mr. O.G. HARRIS is making a success of his school at Michigan Valley.
March 16, 1889
-- The Arvonia school is having a two week vacation; after this will come a three month term taught by Miss Harris who taught the winter term.
July 7, 1891
-- A committee of Curry, Dixon, Ross and Easter has purchased a large power press on which to print the Herald. The farmers of Osage County own the Herald and if the merchants won't patronize the farmer's paper, the farmers won't patronize said merchants.
-- Dr. BROWN of Reading escaped serious injury last week when his team ran away, upsetting his buggy. Fortunately, he was thrown clear of the buggy.
January 14, 1892
-- The new Methodist Church at Harveyville was dedicated January 24 by President Wm. QUAILE of Baker University.
April 24, 1892
-- Although Mr. MORGAN has increased his force at the factory, he is unable to keep up with his customer's demand for tile.
January 8, 1893
-- VAUGHN and HALLOCK and Sam BRATTON have been putting up large quantities of ice. The ice is of good quality.
March 3, 1893
-- Friends and relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Henry EASTER, a pioneer couple of Harveyville, celebrate their golden wedding anniversary March 2. The church brethren gave "Uncle Henry" a gold headed cane and "Aunt Sarah" a gold thimble.
April 14, 1893
-- Fifteen hundred cattle, making three train loads, went through here Saturday headed for Alma.
June 10, 1893
-- Sylvester FOWLER has purchased the Herald at Lyndon.
September 3, 1893
-- Fifteen teams arrived from Osage City Monday; 147 wagons, 300 horses and about 500 men Saturday passed through here all headed for the Cherokee Strip.
September 8, 1893
-- J.M. STROM of Auburn has marketed 2,000 pounds of grapes in this city this year.
August 22, 1894
-- Tom EMMERSON, Harveyville, has started for the Cherokee Strip. O.W. ROUSH plans to accompany him in the rush for a quarter section of land.
September 22, 1898
-- Adolph NETTLEBLADE, a Roosevelt Rough-Rider came home Sunday. He was wounded in the left arm and is here on furlough.
October 28, 1898
-- Tom McMILLIN was city marshal of Osage City a number of years when the town's population was about 4,000. He was hired by the A.T. & S.F. Railroad as a detective and later by Albuquerque, N.M. when that town was new and wild and woolly. The Santa Fe Railroad hired him as their chief of detectives for the western division. He was shot and killed at the depot in Barstow, California, August 1921, by a hobo.
-- Quite a number of the "boys of '61" were on our streets clad in blue uniforms the first of the week. They were honoring the "boys of '98" who are returning from Cuba.
December 9, 1898
-- The telephone office has been moved from JUSTICE's store to BROWN's Drug Store to give the public night and day service.
-- Judge HENDRICKS is doing a rushing business with jointists. Eight were gathered in last week and each contributed $25 to the city and $14 to the police.
August 15, 1899
-- Frank James, brother of Jesse James and one time member of the James gang, will be in Burlingame at the Osage county fair where he will serve as the starter at the horse races. Since he made peace with the law, he has put in much time starting horse races. Frank says he was in Osage county two years 1858 and 1859 helping break prairie for Tom Shirley near Quenemo. He remembers Perry Fuller, who used to have a store there.
January 26, 1901
-- Mr. HOWELL of Barclay found a tramp hidden in the closet of his daughter's room Wednesday evening. The intruder was turned over to the constable.
May 4, 1901
-- Jules GRANDMOUGIN has a 18 inch magaphone for his graphaphone, which throws the sound a great distance.
January 9, 1902
-- Major H. DUBOIS was the first sheriff elected in Osage County. He was elected and sworn in as sheriff of Osage County January 1862. He served six months then enlisted in the army.
April 10, 1902
-- Contractor J. F. MEHL has removed the Schrage foundation for a new school house on the court house site.
April 17, 1902
-- James MORGAN is burning a kiln of 35,000 sidewalk bricks this week.
June 3, 1902
-- We understand that RAMSKILL Brothers will furnish brick fro the inside wall of the new school.
June 5, 1902
-- F.W. MINER and Co. have fitted the room under the First National Bank to store their surplus cheese for sale to the wholesale trade.
March 18, 1903
-- George HOOVER is here from Chicago. He and J.M. McDONALD started the Burlingame Herald 23 years ago. He later worked at the business in Scranton, Lyndon and Osage City.
April 14, 1903
-- J.A. MORGAN and Sam have built a dry house at their brick and tile factory. They are well prepared for making a good quality of brick.
April 22, 1903
-- H.R. WADDLE intends to raze the old barn back of Mrs. CONLEY'S store. The barn is about the last of the old landmarks on the town site, having stood there nearly half a century.
March 21, 1904
-- Fire was discovered in ORLOPP's drug store last night and soon the entire corner was in ashes. Other firms burned out were: GRIFFIN's Grocery, the SHEPARD Hotel, TURNER Bros. restaurant, CUSWORTH & GREEN barber shop, REIFSNYDER meat market.
March 28, 1904
-- C.W. HALLOCK has purchased a Green bone cutter and serves notice on the small boy that no more bones will be given away to his dog.
May 16, 1904
-- Mr. JARBO's team became frightened when he was unloading two hogs at the stock yards. The hogs were thrown out breaking one hog's leg which had to be shot. The wagon was scattered pretty thoroughly over that part of town.
January 17, 1905
-- Billy OGLEN returned to Illinois to visit his parents after 23 years. They believed him dead for the last 20 years and were glad to learn he is alive and in business in Burlingame.
January 2, 1908
-- GEBBART and PAULSON Grocery, Lyndon, are sales agents of "Kansan Chief" flour, the product of the new Quenemo Mills. The is the only mill in Osage County.
January 23, 1908
-- The GREEN brothers have purchased a new sawmill and will start sawing lumber near Lyndon soon.
February 6, 1908
-- Peterton's only store belonging to S.P. MURTY was destroyed by fire January 18. The entire stock of merchandise was lost.
February 13, 1908
-- The members of the Melvern W.C.T.U. gave their president, Mrs. ROGERS, a beautiful watch and chain. She will soon leave us and move to Lyndon.
March 5, 1908
-- The second masquerade of the season at Roger's Play House in Lyndon last Friday was even more successful than the last. Miss Loeta SPACE and Millard ROGERS carried off first prize, representing Mother Goose and an Indian chief.
April 16, 1908
-- An auto-maniac driving west through Burlingame last week scared the team of Milo WILCOX, capsizing the vehicle and otherwise disturbing the affairs of Mr. WILCOX, but the autoist went on without looking back at his neighbor's disaster. The authorities were wired and the occupants arrested at Emporia. They were brought back and fined $45 and costs.
May 14, 1908
-- H. L. FEATHERSTON's steam plow attracted much attention last week. He is plowing eighty acres of clover sod near Overbrook, with eight fourteen inch plows, going seven inches deep. He is pulling the plow with a 25-horse-power engine.
-- After the storm Sunday Uncle Jimmy GOLDSMITH gathered up hail and made ice cream.
-- A. CAPPER advertises that his Lyndon grocery store is open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. six days a week. That's enough.
June 18, 1908
-- In the case of Joseph SAHLBERG charged with killing his uncle, Frank SAMUELSON, a search of the body revelaed the victim was unarmed. SAHLBERG told a story of great fear of his uncle, of his dire threats to take the life of the defendant, his mother and sister, of his quarrelsome disposition to which many neighbors added their testimony and of repeated threats that night if he did not help him murder another man. There was no man to deny the essential points of his testimony and the jury found a verdict of acquittal. They probably guessed right - while it is a fact that the defendant's life is not above reproach, he was probably justified in the belief that this man was armed and intended to do what he said he would do.
June 25, 1908
-- Burglars visited the stores of Marshal Brothers. CRUM Brothers and R.B. VAUGHN June 17 and got $10 cash, a pair of shoes and a revolver.
June 25, 1908
-- Smallpox is again in the nighborhood. A woman living on the "Billy" WILSON farm on the north road between Lyndon and Osage City, was taken down Monday. The family has been put under quarantine.
July 2, 1908
-- A Quenemo lady saw a balloon go over with a man hanging on to it. Another lady saw an airship go over. It seems Mose NEIL has been sending up large paper balloons which had deceived the ladies.
July 16, 1908
-- A car was broken into at north Lyndon Thursday night and sixteen pair of shoes belonging to the Fleming-Hurst Mercantile Co. were stolen. When throwing horseshoes at the depot Saturday afternoon one was thrown under the platform and little Archie GARDNER crawled in to get it, and discovered the missing shoes.
August 13, 1908
-- Burglars who entered the KRAFT & Son store at Vassar, Saturday night were apparently frightened away by a noise of some sort and made their escape on the hand car which was found at Lomax the next morning.
December 3, 1908
-- Postmaster J.H. BUCKMAN decries the custom of some rural patrons to place loose coins in their mail boxes to supply postage on letters. It is desirable that a small wooden or tin cup be placed in the mail box for this purpose.
-- Sam NICHOLS has solved the problem lack of seating capacity in his auto buggy by hooking a road wagon on behind. He made a trip to Lebo, Melvern and Lyndon with two commerical travelers last week who say he drove so fast the road wagon hit only the culverts and tops of hills so that they was nothing of the valleys and glens.
-- The Scranton Gazette is wrong again. Sheriff HOOVER and the Lyndon editor were always personal friends. Never had a cross word and never "fussed". That was another Wakeman pipe dream.
December 10, 1908
-- Leo CANFIELD, publisher of the Scranton Gazette, fell victim to the influenza epidemic two weeks ago. In spite of the fact that he was quite ill, he left his bed to help get out the current issue of the Gazette. Immediately following this he developed pneumonia and died December 5.
October 4, 1908
-- Mrs. KENDRICK, sister of the COWAN boys of Lyndon, was over from Williamsburg Monday. She has studied out a patent on the type writing machine and will take it to the patent office. Mr. RAMEY, Lyndon, made the model for her.
October 8, 1908
-- While out driving Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. James GOLDSMITH's horse was frightened by an autocyclisyt and ran away throwing them out and breaking the buggy to pieces.
March 11, 1909
-- Miss Nora OYLER closed a successful term of school in the Bixby district yesterday. -- G.K. Hays has the brick on the ground in Lyndon for a new blacksmith shop. It will be 25x60 feet, built on the site of his present shop.
March 18, 1909
-- Dow BUSENBARK has purchased the Lyndon Herald from Ed Urie. The paper will be Republican in sentiment, which leaves the Democrats with no county paper.
-- URIE & FEAKIN have secured lots of the railroad for the erection of an elevator at Carbondale.
-- Lucky Bill had made one of his camels kneel and was tightening the saddle girth last week in Quenemo, when the animal picked him up with its teeth and held him high in the air, head down. It started to run away with him but was stopped by one of the keepers who came to his assistance. Lucky has a bruised foot but is able to be out.
-- BRYDEN and CARR decided to boycott the "Peavine", pass through Quenemo on the "Plug", and drive from Melvern to Lyndon. The "Peavine" is a branch of the Santa Fe running between Osage City and Quenemo, through Lyndon (though sometimes very slowly).
March 25, 1909
-- Dr. L.B. WOODWARD, registered Veternary (sic) Surgeon and Dentist, also experienced auctioneer is permanently located in Melvern, calls answered day or night.
April 1, 1909
-- Snowball, the only white camel in America; educated dogs; trick monkeys; rare birds; marvelous mid-air feats will please young and old at Lucky Bill's big combination shows in Lyndon April 5. See the trained horse, Cupid, "laugh and grow fat" at the high school class vaudeville, given by Lucky Bill's shows.
May 13, 1909
-- J.H. MILLS of Burlingame was thrown from a load of hay Thursday when his team became frightened by a passing automobile and ran away. This is the third runaway south of Burlingame in the last two weeks.
-- Della BELL, Lyndon, is the proud possessor of a new gold watch, a graduating present from her father.
May 27, 1909
-- Sheriff LANE has received word that the parties afflicted with smallpox at Olivet have not complied with the quarantine restrictions.
June 24, 1909
-- George STUMP has a horse that chews tobacco, so says George HAYS of Lyndon.
February 2, 1910
-- L. HUMPHREY's, of Arvonia, opened the first coal mine in Osage County. It was four miles east of Burlingame. He put out a big pile of coal, but little demand for it.
June 16, 1912
-- Frank STULL's 33rd annual picnic will be held in Stull's grove, 4 miles south of Auburn, June 27. Mrs. Margaret HILL McCARTER and Robert STONE will be the featured speakers.
June 9, 1913
-- H.C. STITCHER of the Osage City Free Press was elected president of the Fourth District Editorial association at their annual meeting held in Osage City Saturday.
June 10, 1913
-- Tom THORN is piping his home and bakery for water, so is Mrs. Walter MINER. The escavating machine started work on the sewer Monday. They began at the terminus of the outlet which is near the southeast corner of the old fair grounds. A large force is working on the site for the septic basin.
August 10, 1913
-- Harry BAIRD returned from Nebraska last week and is again driving the delivery wagon for C.V. KING.
April 4, 1914
-- Two buildings of old Havana are still standing. The old hotel is now used as a barn, and an old stone stable, both on the Santa Fe Trail. The walled cellar, that was once part of the brewery, has been filled up leaving hardly an impression to show where it was.
October 31, 1917
-- Grandpa BEVERLY, 101, gave up using sugar in his coffee to help conserve sugar.
July 30, 1918
-- Fire destroyed the HENDERSTROM home built in 1866 on the west bank of Switzler creek by the side of the Santa Fe Trail. It had been a combination of home, tavern, grocery and bakery in one.
-- Arrangements have been made with B.R. FARRAR to keep one of the city hose carts at his garage and have a car ready to take it to a fire.
December 19, 1918
-- E. SHOEMAKER arrived in Osage City Tuesday. He has been in southern Kansas selling products for the Silven Overall Factory. He reports lots of influenza everywhere with many deaths daily and schools closed in all the towns.
-- J.B. COUGHLIN writes his mother from France: We have been advancing for about ten days. On the morning of Nov. 4, I was hit in the leg with shrapnel while stringing wire behind the infantry, but it is about well now.
November 10, 1924
-- William Allison is one of Lyndon's earliest settlers, arriving 55 years ago when the town was snow bound and consisted of three little shacks.
June 22, 1925
-- They are getting ready to drill for oil in the Vassar area. John Gutsmithl, who gets his dope from the Indian Spirits, says they are sure to get oil if they go deep enough.
April 13, 1927
-- The Rexall Drug Store in Lebo has installed a new electrical "Guaranteed Iceless" soda fountain. Mr. ALLEGRE, the proprietor, is the son of C.W. ALLEGER, deceased, old-time resident of Osage City.
-- Eli ADMIRE, editor of the Olin Gusher, Olin, Oklahoma, shot himself after failing to be elected treasurer. The office girl found him slumped over the typewriter. He was the son of Jake ADMIRE, former editor of the Free Press in Osage City.
October 5, 1927
-- The O'Neil Hardware Co. of Osage City is probably one of the oldest firms in the county. It was organized in 1882 by T.J. O'NEIL, W.S. MARTIN and John A. MARTIN as Martin, O'Neil and Co.
November 30, 1927
-- John RASTALL, 88, died in Washington D.C. He had been editor of the Chronicle from 1878 to 1885 and was the last of the John Brown Kansas Free Staters.
May 17, 1928
-- George "Happy" SWEETWOOD was given a $300 fine and 90 days in jail for possession of liquor. E.G. McCREE was given a $100 fine and 30 days in jail and his Buick car confiscated for transporting liquor.
June 13, 1928
-- Aaron ERICKSON, 79, operates a taylor and cleaning shop with his son in Osage City. He came to America from Sweden in 1888 and was employed by the Silven and Lundeen Clothing Co. for many years before going into business for himself. He has worked as a taylor since he was 12 years old.
June 20, 1928
-- John PROSSER has been in business in Osage City 42 years. He came to America from Wales in 1880 and started meat markets in Osage City and Peterton a few years later. He has seen our city grow from a mere willage to its present state of modern convenience.
July 12, 1928
-- The Quenemo band of thirty pieces furnished band music for Lyndon's Fourth-of-July celebration. Mrs. Chas. WILLIAMS won first place in the husband call contest.
July 25, 1928
-- Fire caused by lighting a gasoline stove, which had been leaking all afternoon, resulted in extensive damage to the French restaurant in Osage City Friday evening. For a time it was feared the south side of Market street would be destroyed but the damage was limited to the restaurant, thanks to the fire department and others. Ed HUNSICKER was burned on his hand and arm when he carried the stove from the room.
August 22, 1928
-- Rural Free Delivery was started on a limited experiemental basis 33 years ago. The first route out of Osage City was established in 1900. The first carrier, Clyde McMASTER, served 26 years. O.E. McELFRESH was postmaster at the time.
September 6, 1928
-- 65 year old Lou BURLINGAME, alias Dick FOX, was killed last week by a farmer ten miles south of Emporia. According to a witness Burlingame and the farmer got into a fight over a still. The farmer wrestled a shotgun from the victim and struck him a fatal blow on the head with it. Burlingame was quite well known in the southern part of the county. He was recently released from the penitentiary after having been convicted in Osage County on a liquor charge.
December 19, 1928
-- Leslie BURKDOLL is building a new fur storage house on his farm east of Lyndon. Starting in a small way years ago he has built the business into one of the largest independent fur dealers in the county.
December 26, 1928
-- George MADER has hauled out over one hundred loads of manure from town to his farm.
January 10, 1929
-- Wolf drive, January 12 -- North line - from the Lyndon stock yards west to Cook Corner; captains: Ray STURDY, Frank SCHLAGETER, Elton CLARK, LAMOND Bros. East line - stock yards road south past LANTRY Ranch to river; captains: Murray BUCHANAN, Walter ELLIS, Wilbur HUMPHREY, H. LOVETT, Chas. ARB, Lew KRAMER, South line - Marias des Cygne River; captains: Glen SCHRADER, Earl POCK, Jno. SCHRADER, Elmo SORERSTROM. West line - county road 4 miles west of Lyndon, south to river; captains: H. WOODBURY, Ivan LAFERY, J.D. ROCKERSMITH, Verne SCHLAGETER, Geo. DAWSON, Harry SMITH. Corners start at 10:00 a.m. with round-up in the POWELL pasture. No rifles. Proceeds to Capper Crippled Children Fund.
January 31, 1929
-- TROUT's poultry house in Melvern was discovered to be on fire about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. The fire engine was put into service but was unable to save the 125 foot building which was burned down with the refrigerator plant and a quantity of feed, eggs, potatoes, etc. The roof of KELSEY blacksmith shop caught fire and, thought it was a stone building, it also was destroyed. The Kelsey shop was one of the oldest buildings in Melvern.
February 20, 1929
-- J.G. LUNDHOLM, Osage City business man, returning home from a Frigidaire meeting, says an electric room cooler is the latest development in refrigeration. The room cooler, designed for home or office use, is something scientists have sought for years.
March 21, 1929
-- The old bakery, built in Burlingame in 1870, is being torn down. It was operated by C.E. BUCHLER, one of the pioneer residents, who died in 1896. Several bakers have occupied the building since his death.
May 9, 1929
-- Jeweler, F.W. HUNT has been in business in Burlingame for 56 years. When he arrived there were only four stone buildings in town and the traffic west over the Santa Fe trail has been slowed by the building of the railroad, but an occasional prairie schooner still passed through town. The past four years he has been interested in photography and has a large collection of pictures taken in the Burlingame area including many stereoscopic photographs.
May 16, 1929
-- Jesse JENINGS is the only Civil War veteran from Burlingame able to attend the Grand Army of the Republic encampment at Emporia this year.
August 15, 1929
-- The two room log cabin one mile southwest of Osage City, which was home to two generations of the SHIRLEY family for more than seventy years, is still occupied as a dwelling. The cabin, 20 foot wide by 30 foot long, is made of walnut logs, smooth on the inside and rough on the outside. The roof was originally covered by labs three feet long.
August 22, 1929
-- J.A. NELSON came to Osage City seventeen years ago to work as a brick layer. When he retired his son Albert took up the trade. Practically all of the brick buildings constructed in Osage City the past 17 years were built by the Nelsons.
September 24, 1931
-- Charles WILLIAMS, 65, will retire after delivering mail in the Osage City area since 1904. He came to Osage City with his parents in 1871 by wagon train.
July 1, 1932
-- Dave GARDNER is now marketing new tomatoes. He has a real truck farm south of town.
December 23, 1936
-- Andrew REDMOND, more well known as Muskogee Red, died Sunday at the printer's home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "Muskogee Red" was one of the last and most famous of the old time tramp printers who went from place to place plying their trade. He worked for wages of little more than enough to get him to the next town with a print shop. He had been in every town in the United states with a population of 5,000 or more. He has set type in both Burlingame and Osage City.
January 14, 1937
-- Charles KING, 79, has operated his Burlingame grocery store since 1887. He worked on the old Chronicle from 1873 to 1876 and newspapers in Emporia, Kansas City and Colorado before going into the grocery business.
January 20, 1937
-- Sam MARSHALL, 78, of Quenemo has run his general merchandise store for about 55 years.
January 27, 1937
-- A.G. YOUNG, the first Civil War veteran to arrive in Osage City, is the last surviving veteran of that conflict left in the city. He was born in Indiana in 1844 and came to Osage City in 1870.
February 24, 1937
-- Absalom McCREAY, Scranton's last surviving veteran of the Civil War, died Tuesday morning.
October 20, 1937
-- H. Edwin MOOTZ, who with his father operated a cigar factory in Burlingame in the mid 1880's, was in town last week. He established the first newspaper in Guthrie, Oklahoma and has written several books. While in Burlingame he served as deputy Marshall under "Daddy Raymond". He is doing research for a new book on the early history of Oklahoma.
December 1, 1937
-- Paul MILLER has purchased the 35 year old Turner Hotel from Mrs. R.V. Turner, widow of the late Richard TURNER. She has also sold the equipment of the Panama theater which was one of the first silent movie houses in the state.
January 19, 1938
-- The two-story LUND shop and plaining mill, located on Lund Corner in Burlingame, has been razed. The business was established by the late Matin Lund in 1884 and a never failing well on the property continued to be used by travelers long after the "old town well" in the center of main street had been abandoned. In 1903 Lund Corner was wiped out by fire, but was rebuilt and the business continued until Mr. LUND's death.
January 26, 1938
-- A.G. "BRIGHAM" YOUNG, last Civil War Veteran in Osage City died Saturday at the the age of 93. His daughter, Alice, born in 1870, was the first white child born in Osage City.
April 14, 1938
-- W.R. CHALFANT, publisher of the Journal at Clarrolton, Missouri, stopped in Burlingame Tuesday. He published the Chronicle from 1872 to 1876.
May 12, 1938
-- George ROGERS has received a telegram from his daughter, Ginger ROGERS, that she will answer all air mail letters received during the week.
June 22, 1938
-- J.J. FLYNN, M. WEAVER and Jas. SOUDERS leave tomorrow to attend the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and to visit their old homes in the east. This will be Mr. Souders first visit to his old home in Maryland since he was eight years old.
June 30, 1938
-- John FLYNN of Willmington will attend the Blue and Gray reunion at Gettysburg, Pa. He participated in the battle of Gettysburg but was on furlough when Lincoln delivered his memorable Gettysburg address. In company with his sister he visited the battlefield that day and heard the president. He came west in 1867 settling near Wilmington, at one time a flourishing town on the Santa Fe Trail, and ran the post office and trading post at the old Rock Crossing on Log Chain Creek on the trail. He attended the fifteith reunion at Gettysburg in 1913.
July 7, 1938
-- D.H. SHEPARD has sold a traction engine and threshing machine to Champion and Co. for $1,800.
-- An estimated 30,000 people attended Lyndon's Forth-of-July celebration. The mile long parade was one of the best in the fifteen year history of the Lyndon event. Members of the Whisker Club portrayed about forty famous people with six foot, seven inch, H.W. BURNS as Uncle Sam, and fifty inch, Roy FLEMMING as Gen. Tom Thumb. Ralph RINGEY won first prize in the whisker contest.
July 14, 1938
-- John FLYNN, 94, returning from the reunion of the Blue and Grey at Gettysburg, recalled details of Picket's charge against Cemetery ridge. He was at Antietam, Cold Harbor and in the line at Appomatox as well. Recalling Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Flynn states he was within 20 feet of the president and heard every word. When he finished speaking, the president gathered up his papers and not a word was said, not a hand clap heard in all that crowd. Flynn has heard two other presidents speak at that hallowed spot, Wilson in 1913 and Rosevelt a few days ago.
July 28, 1938
-- Thieves entered Rex DOTY's chicken house in the southeast part of Osage City recently and carried away 300 spring chickens.
August 10, 1938
-- "Charlie" KING will celebrate fifty years in the grocery business in Burlingame next Sunday afternoon with a party in the city park. He arrived in Burlingame, a lad of 14, in 1872 riding a horse and driving the family cow. The son of a Presbyterian preacher, he learned the printing trade, attended KU and went into the grocery business in 1888.
October 5, 1938
-- Henning LIND, Osage City manufacturer, delivered a mining machine to the Lexington Coal Co. of Lexington, Missouri last week. Lind makes a very efficient mining machine which he has placed in several coal fields.
February 2, 1939
-- C.E. BRATTON was leader of the celebrated Burlingame Boy's Band when it made the trip to the San Francisco Fair in 1915.
February 22, 1939
-- Carl ALLEN, nominated by President Roosevelt for membership on the Civil Aeronautics Safety Board, will head the Civil Aeronautics Authority. He is a friend of Charles Lindburg and other famous flyers. Two years ago he was among the newspaper men who flew on the maiden voyage of the China Clipper. His father, William Allen, lives south of Osage City.
February 23, 1949
-- Representative Jake ADMIRE of Osage City has introduced a bill into legislature to change the name of Kansas City back to Wyandotte. Representative YOUNG has introduced a bill to change Jake's name to John Valentine Whitecrow. John Whitecrow is alleged to have been an old Wyandotte chief who went to the Osages.
March 10, 1949
-- Max CRAMER was driving the Corner Grocery's Model T delivery truck last week in Lyndon when he fell out on the left side onto the icy street. The truck continued on without him in a straight course and he was finally able to catch up with it. Max clambered aboard and finished the route.
November 7, 1957
-- An early history of Arvonia reveals: The Welsh began to arrive in 1869. The first store was a general merchandise store, followed by a hardware. A steam-run saw mill was erected on the river north of the village and business. The Arvonia post office was established about 1873 and discontinued in 1901. Fifty families out of a population of 329 were named JONES and 32 families were named Williams. To further complicate matters 18 of the Jones were named John, many of the Willliams were William and the Lewis clan was not far behind. To cope with the situation, people were given nicknames like Big Rock Jones, Greenhorn Jones, Dried Apple Jones, etc. Children sometimes inherited their father's nickname. Annie Greenhorn JONES was thus identified from two other Annie JONES.
December 5, 1957
-- The Elliott Merc. Co. has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Ed STROMER of Burlingame. The original store was started by Joe ELLIOTT Oct. 4, 1898 in a house on the Santa Fe Trail one half mile north of the present town of Fostoria. Deliveries were made with a team and spring wagon until 1914 when a 1909 Model T Ford with "jump" seats and no doors or top was purchased. With the change of traffic to section lines, a second store was opened at the present site of Fostoria and both stores were operated until 1917 when the large building was moved to its present located.
April 17, 1958
-- Frank "Pistol Pete" EATON, famous Indian Territory lawman, died in Oklahoma Tuesday at the age of 97. He began his career by tracking down and killing five of the six men who murdered his father in Osage County in 1868.
July 17, 1958
-- A letter received by Osage City Postmaster Herman KIESOW states that the post office at Olivet will be closed July 31. All mail will come through the Osage City post office and be delivered on Rural Route 3.
August 14, 1958
-- The life story of Gordon William LITTLE, better known as "Pawnee Bill", has just been released. According to the book, he served as Osage county clerk from 1866 to 1867 and was elected state senator from Coffey and Osage Counties in 1868 and again in 1870. Pawnee Bill's "Historical Wild West" toured America and Europe for a quarter century and merged with Buffalo Bill's wild west show in 1907.
August 19, 1959
-- GAMBA Brothers Market in Osage City will celebrate their 69th anniversary August 20 to 22. The business was started in 1890, when an uncle of the present owners, started out with a wagon delivering meat. A year or so later he was joined by two brothers and a store was established in the east part of town. They have operated their own slaughter house since the firm started and they bgan selling groceries and produce along with meat about twenty five years ago.
February 16, 1960
-- Agnes WHITE, 101, of Osage City is the oldest person in Kansas receiving Social Security. Her family lived in Virginia near Appomatox during the Civil War and moved to Osage City in 1888.
November 9, 1967
-- George WILEY was the oldest person attending the final tribute to the Lone Elm School building. He started to school there in the fall of 1885. The school house, built a century ago, will be sold at auction November 10.
June 6, 1968
-- Mrs. Anna GOLDSMITH, Burlingame, will celebrate her one hundred and second birthday June 9.
July 18, 1968
-- The old county jail, which was to be razed, has been donated to the county historical society. It will be repaired and used to display antique farm machinery. The society is sponsoring a project to have the "old hanging bridge" south of Melvern and an area surrounding it made into a park.
January 8, 1969
-- A Centennial Christmas was celebrated at the UMDENSTOCK farm near Reading December 29, 1968. The farm was established by John Umdenstock in 1869.
February 26, 1969
-- A retirement party was held at the Riverside Supper Club Sunday evening for C.L. WALLACE who will retire from the Journal-Free Press in March. He came to Osage City in 1925 and has been bought and sold along with the newspaper several times. He wrote a column for many years called "Shavings From the Buzz-Saw" which he composed at the linotype.
March 19, 1969
-- The Sorosis Club started a public library in Osage City in 1898. Mr. Edward LIEBER presented the Lieber Library building to the club in 1928. The project has become to large for the club to manage and they are offering to give the library to the city. The voters will decide on municipal ownership in April.
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