Kansas Historical Quarterly - Bypaths of Kansas History - August 1946
(Vol. 14 No. 3), page 353.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.
HIS SLIP SHOWED
From The Independent, Oskaloosa, October 11, 1873.
The Fair ground track on the south side is cut down for a short distance so that it cannot be seen by persons on the north side, where the crowd usually congregates. But the married man who rode around the ring with a woman who was not his wife and employed his time on that part of the track by hugging and kissing her, should have reflected that the fence has very large cracks in it! Keep dark!
EITHER WAY THEY GOT IN THE CORN
The Kansas Daily Commonwealth, Topeka, October 12, 1873.
Work at the state printing office has closed for the present, and will not be resumed again until the heads of departments furnish more copy. This will enable the compositors to harvest their corn and potatoes.
ONE WAY OF DOING IT
From the Girard Press, February 24, 1876.
In an obscure corner of this county (if any place in the county can be obscure) lives a young man who was troubled with a ring, too tight for his finger. To remove it he adopted the original plan of shooting it off with his revolver. He made a perfect success of it, but the probabilities are that the doctor will have to finish the job of taking off the finger.
LIVESTOCK ON KANSAS AVENUE, TOPEKA, IN 1876
From the Topeka Daily Blade, July 29, 1876.
A herd of sheep probably 250 or 300 were being driven along the avenue when at the corner of 6th they saw Will O. King's dog and in order to evade him took the sidewalk on the west side. The dog seeing the sheep coming, became frightened and ran in the book store, and the sheep followed in after him. As is customary with sheep they crowded and scrambled to get in, and the sight was so funny that a large crowd soon collected, enough in fact to have taken a sheep apiece and carried them out. But strange enough there was not a man in the crowd but that was afraid to take ahold, afraid they would bite. The back door of the store happened to be standing open, and the sheep were easily driven through without doing any damage, except what can be repaired with a broom. King's store is the pleasantest thoroughfare in the city, at any rate runaway horses, sheep and cattle generally seem to have a weakness for it.