140 years ago
april 11, 1879
The Cheyenne Indians are reported to again be on the war-path in western Kansas. Now let the government wait until a dozen or so families have been murdered and then send out a peace-commissioner to make terms with them, and supply them with the usual amount of fire-arms, ammunition, etc.
All of our carpenters and stone masons are as busy as bees. Numbers have been imported from other towns, and even Kentucky has sent her quota. Still we want more.
Those parties who borrowed 700 feet of flooring, 500 feet of fencing boards, etc., that night from the Court House, are requested to return the same, as they are needed.
The steep hill on east Main street is being improved. This has been one of the worst hills in the county for teams.
A train of prairie schooners camped near town last Sunday. They were from Linn county on their way to Leadville.
Henry Kable, the boss carpenter, has commenced the erection of a shop, 20 by 40 feet, on Santa Fe street, west of his residence.
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