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Index to articles on this site about the Medicine Lodge Peace Council and Peace Treaties


News Articles, Barber County, Kansas


1874
Adjutant General's Muster Rolls & Payrolls for the Barber County Mounted Guards Under Captain L.H. Bowlus. (partial listing)

1874:
Barney O'Conner Tells of Indian Scraps Here (in 1874).
The Barber County Index, March 27, 1930.

20 March 1879
A Sad Accident
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 20, 1879.
(This article is the first public announcement of a death which has remained mysterious for over 100 years and from which an important legal principle came to be established. See: Tales From The Crypt by David Fasgold, The Gyp Hills Premiere, February 27, 2006.)

17 April 1879
The Hillman Tragedy
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 17, 1879.

17 July 1879:
Sad Intelligence
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 17, 1879.

17 July 1879:
Unclaimed Letters at the Medicine Lodge Post Office
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 17, 1879.

19 September 1879
Unclaimed Letters at the Medicine Lodge Post Office
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, September 19, 1879.

23 Oct 1879:
Soldier's Reunion,
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, 23 Oct 1879.

31 Oct 1879:
Wm. E. Williams: Story Of An Andersonville Prisoner,
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, October 31, 1879.

19 Nov 1880:
Shooting Affray At Sun City
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, November 19, 1880.

31 Aug 1882:
Unclaimed Letters at the Medicine Lodge Post Office
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, August 31, 1882.

6 Oct 1882:
The Work of Lightning
(Ulysses G. Maxon, a 19 year old cowboy, was struck and killed by lightning.)
Barber County Index, 6 Oct 1882.

26 April 1883
WORK OF THE STORM FIEND: Three Mangled and Lifeless Bodies left as mute witnesses of the fury of the Elements. Sun City Swept by a Cyclone.
Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 26, 1883.

8 May 1884
Attempted Bank Robbery in Medicine Lodge,
The Hazelton Express, May 8, 1884.

17 June 1884 - 8 July 1884
The Murder of Chas. Harvey Watt and his son T.K. Watt
Collected news articles: The Sharon Times, Sharon, Kansas.

The Great Flood of April 21, 1885, Barber County, Kansas. A collection of news articles and a poem about the flood in which 18 people are known to have died.

23 April 1885
The Wild Waves: The Elm and Medicine Rivers Spread Devastation Through Their Valleys
The Cresset, Thursday, April 23, 1885.

23 April 1885
News Items
The Cresset, April 23, 1885.

23 April 1885
A Good Capture: Joseph and William Huff Arrested For Murder
Hazelton Express, April 23, 1885.

23 April 1885
Unclaimed Letters at the Medicine Lodge Post Office
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 23, 1885.

30 April 1885
Unclaimed Letters at the Medicine Lodge Post Office
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 30, 1885.

5 Nov 1884 - 21 May 1886
The Saga of Cloud & Culpepper (The Cloud Murder Case)
Collected news articles from Barber County.

23 April 1885 - 30 July 1885
Ben Keyes: Cattle Thief?
Collected news articles: The Kansas Prairie Dog, Lake City, Kansas.

15 Jan 1886
Petition for Incorporation of Sun City
The Union, 15 Jan 1886.

1 October 1886
Recollections of the Past - The Festive Buffalo - Chapter 1
The Union, October 1, 1886.

19 November 1886
MURDER AND SUICIDE:
Frank E. Lockwood is Shot by Lillian Quinn, Who at Once Commits Suicide

The Medicine Lodge Cresset, November 18, 1886.

1887
Women's Suffrage, news articles collected and contributed by Kim Fowles.

4 March 1887
The Killing of George Castine by David Stewart at Elm Mills
The Chief, March 4, 1887 - August 26, 1887.

15 March 1888
Memorial Tribute by the Pilgrim Bard to the Memory of Capt. Byron P. Ayers
-- The Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 15, 1888.

16 May 1892
Confederate Veterans Meeting
Barber County Index, May 16, 1892

1 July 1892
James Miller Killed By Lightning
Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 1, 1892.

13 May 1893
A Boy Meets With A Singular Death
The Western Star, May 13, 1893.

__ March 1899
Three Pioneers Dead
Medicine Lodge Cresset, March __, 1899.

20 April 1890
Tom McNeal on the Cresset
Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 20, 1890.

2 March 1900
Men and Women Who Have Taken a Prominent Part in Developing the Stock Industry in Barber County
Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900.

2 March 1900
Barber County Townships
Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900.

9 March 1900
Medicine Lodge Business Men
The Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 9, 1900.

9 October 1901
Felix Reif Killed
Barber County Index, October 9, 1901.

11 December 1901
Accidental Shooting:
Mrs. Jacob Parr, of Lake City, Receives a gun shot. Not thought to be Fatal.

Barber County Index, December 11, 1901.

18 December 1901
Charley Bailus Killed At Hazelton
Barber County Index, December 18, 1901.

18 December 1901
Grand Army of the Republic Officers Elected
Barber County Index, December 18, 1901.

25 December 1901
Joseph Young Accidentally Shot and Instantly Killed
Barber County Index, December 25, 1901.

1 January 1902
FIRE ON WHEELS! The Omnibus Caught Fire Friday Night And the Team Galloped Through The Streets.
Barber County Index, January 1, 1902.

8 January 1902
Charles T. Bayles Killed While Mounting a Horse
Barber County Index, January 8, 1902.

15 January 1902
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT: Brakeman Charles F. Rudolph fell from a Car and Both Legs were Cut off.
Barber County Index, January 15, 1902.

15 January 1902
NEW BAR INSTALLED:
The one in Wichita, Smashed by Mrs. Nation, is Taken Out of Service.

Barber County Index, January 15, 1902.

12 March 1902
Fire in Valley Township Does Great Damage; Jas. Bird and George Austin the Losers.
Barber County Index, March 12, 1902.

21 May 1902
District Court Cases
Barber County Index, May 21, 1902.

30 April 1902
U. G. ROGERS INSANE: Broods Over Religious Theories and Becomes Violent.
Barber County Index, April 30, 1902.

24 September 1902
GUNS AND MOBS: Oscar Crawford and Oliver Quick Mix With the Show Outfit and Find Trouble.
Barber County Index, September 24, 1902.

22 October 1902
Poison In Milk
Barber County Index, October 22, 1902.

31 December 1902
FIRST DEGREE MURDER! Oscar Crawford Stabs and Kills Liva Rule at Sharon.
Barber County Index, December 31, 1902.

18 February 1903
The Anderson Case
Barber County Index, February 18, 1903.

1 July 1903:
Twombley Pleads Guilty
Barber County Index, July 1, 1903.)

5 August 1903:
FAMILY IN DISGRACE: John Tyree and Mrs. and Mrs. Graham in the Cells of the Law.
Barber County Index, August 5, 1903.)

19 August 1903:
Mr. & Mrs. Brewer Separate
Barber County Index, August 10, 1903.)

9 September 1903
Tragedy Narrowly Averted: Albert Ireland Became Insane and Cut His Sister-in-law With a Razor. The Cutting not Fatal.
Barber County Index, September 9, 1903.

21 October 1903
District Court Cases
Barber County Index, October 21, 1903.

4 November 1903
LICKED UP IN FLAMES! Immense Chase Hardware Establishment a Mass of Ruins.
Barber County Index, November 4, 1903.

6 January 1904
The Henningsens In Jail Again
Barber County Index, January 6, 1904.

25 March 1908
ALL BARBER COUNTY MOURNS:
Sheriff Bud McCracken Cut Down in the Zenith of his Usefulness
by a Cowardly Assassin at Kiowa.

Barber County Index, March 25, 1908.

23 December 1908
Ed Newkirk Held For Trail
Barber County Index, December 23, 1908.

6 January 1909
Carl Rankin Lost His Life Horse-back Riding at Aetna Last Wednesday Night. Lived 20 Hours After Accident
Barber County Index, January 6, 1909.

6 January 1909
Early Immigrants Misused (in Lyon County, Kansas)
Barber County Index, January 6, 1909.

20 January 1909
Earl Holmes Narrowly Escapes Death
Barber County Index, January 20, 1909.

3 February 1909
Fight At Lake City
Barber County Index, February 3, 1909.

10 February 1909
Joe Hargis Arrested
Barber County Index, February 10, 1909.

10 February 1909
Divorice Mill Grinding
Barber County Index, February 10, 1909.

17 February 1909
District Court Cases
Barber County Index, February 17, 1909.

9 January 1918
Sgt. John Raine Killed In Action
Barber County Index, January 9, 1918.

9 January 1918
Killed in Prison: James L. Rutledge Victim of Depravity of Notorious Inmate
Barber County Index, January 9, 1918.

13 February 1918
WAR STRIKES HOME: Raymond Roessler Among the Missing; Thos. J. Clements Reported Saved From the Sinking of the Tuscania.
Barber County Index, February 13, 1918.

16 October 1918
MADE SUPREME SACRIFICE: Clark Reeves and Willis Nixon
First Barber County Boys to Fall on Field of Battle.

Barber County Index, October 16, 1918.

23 October 1918
SOLDIER'S LETTERS: Letter from Chester Hagerman, dated 10 Sept 1918
Barber County Index, October 23, 1918.

23 Oct 1918
Soldier's Letter: Ralph Hagerman, dated 10 Oct 1918
Barber County Index, October 23, 1918.

30 Oct 1918
John Calvin McKay Died At Camp Funston
Barber County Index, October 30, 1918.

30 Oct 1918
William Painter, Jr. Victim of Influenza While in Military Training at Lawrence, Kan.
Barber County Index, October 30, 1918.

27 Nov 1918
Captain Jesse Nixon, U.S. Army
Barber County Index, November 27, 1918.

27 Nov 1918
Pvt. Herschel Skaggs, Sharon Soldier, Killed
Barber County Index, November 27, 1918.

21 April 1927:
Twister Wrecks Buildings
The Hardner Press, April 21, 1927.

7 May 1927:
BARBER COUNTY SWEPT BY TORNADO
LEAVING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION

Published in The Barber County Index, May 27, 1927.
(Also see: Cyclone at the Platt Ranch by Mike Platt.)

29 September 1927
Ten Bears, Comanche Chief, Made an Eloquent Address At The Medicine Lodge Peace Council
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
"The Medicine Lodge Peace Council", New York Daily Tribune Report
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

"The Medicine Lodge Peace Council": A Graphic Description of Famous Peace Council By An Eye Witness, Gov. A. A. Taylor of Tenn.
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
The Medicine Lodge Peace Council Location:
Sworn Statement of I-See-O

Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
EARLY DAYS IN BARBER COUNTY:
Mrs. Jennie Osborn Writes Most Interesting Article Concerning Experiences In Barber County

Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
"The Medicine Lodge Peace Council" by George Bent
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
"The Medicine Lodge Peace Council": Some More Interesting Articles Telling About Famous Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Council
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
The West That Was - Cody
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
Indian Givers Fate Told As A Warning
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
Real Men of the West
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
Kiwiktaka, Chief of Pawnee, Deserves Place in History
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
Padilla was First Missionary to Tell Kansas Indians of Christianity -
Killed by Wichita Indians

Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

29 September 1927
The Indians Agree To Abandon Kansas
Barber County Index, September 29, 1927.

6 October 1927
Green Adams Describe Things As He Saw Them In Barber County In The Early 1870's
Barber County Index, October 6, 1927.

13 October 1927
Green Adams: An Early Day Vigilante Committee
Barber County Index, October 13, 1927.

20 October 1927
Old settlers of Barber County, who attended the Banquet given by Members of the Coronado Episode at Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Celebration, at Medicine Lodge, Oct. 11-12-13, 1927.
Barber County Index, October 20, 1927.

20 October 1927
Governor Paulen's Address Regarding the Medicine Lodge Peace Council
Barber County Index, October 20, 1927.

24 Nov 1927
Four Cemeteries (Near Sun City)
Barber County Index, November 24, 1927.

17 Nov 1928
Times Are Good For the Feeder:
Robert Ruggles of Medicine Lodge Tells of Conditions

The Wichita Eagle, November 17, 1928.

16 May 1929
Barber County's First Wedding Was in 1873
The Barber County Index, May 16, 1929.

16 May 1929
Memoirs of Phoebe (Rogers) Gibson:
The Early Days of Barber County, Kansas

Barber County Index, May 16, 1929.

30 May 1929
Three Civil War Veterans Are Left: Medicine Lodge Feels Fortunate In Having Three Wearers of the Blue Left - Only Five in County.
The Barber County Index, May 30, 1929.

27 March 1930
Barney O'Conner Tells of Indian Scraps Here:
Early Day Character Relates Incidents From Fund of Pioneer Knowledge

Barber County Index, March 27, 1930.

27 March 1930
Medicine Lodge Man Son of Siamese Twins: Patrick Bunker, 80, Is Descendant of Famous Pair - Tells of His Parents Who Reared Big Families.
Barber County Index, March 27, 1930.

22 June 1930
G. A. R. GIVES LEGION CHARTER FOR SAFE KEEPING
Barber County Index, June 22, 1930.

18 Sept 1930
Indians Killed Her Father Here In 1874
Barber County Index, September 18, 1930.

26 December 1935
Reviewing The Year From The Index Files: Week By Week Resume of Interesting Happenings As Recorded In The Index During Year of 1935
Barber County Index, December 26, 1935.

31 December 1936
Charged With Cattle Stealing - Men Are Bound Over To District Court
Barber County Index, December 31, 1936.

31 December 1936
Happenings of 1936 Presented For Index Readers: Week By Week Happenings Of 1936 As Recorded in The Index Files Presented For Review
Barber County Index, December 31, 1936.

4 February 1937
Court Back In The Old Days
(A humorous dismissal of a divorce case in District Court, 21 April 1885.)
Barber County Index, February 4, 1937.

20 May 1937
A List of the Graduates of Medicine Lodge High School   (1890 - 1937)
Barber County Index, May 20, 1937.

10 June 1937
Funeral Rites For Bob Douthett Held Sunday;
Funeral Services For Isabel Boy, Victim of Accidental Shooting, Held in M. E. Church at Isabel

Barber County Index, June 10, 1937.

10 June 1937
Sharon Farmer Dies From Gunshot Wound
Barber County Index, June 10, 1937.

23 December 1937
Three High School Students Killed,
Three Others Injured When Car Hits Cement Wall

Barber County Index, December 23, 1937.

30 December 1937
H. S. Auditorium Is Packed For Funeral Services:
Community Pays Tribute and Respect To High School Students Who Lost Lives in Auto Crash

Barber County Index, December 30, 1937.

30 December 1937
Week By Week Happenings of 1937 Presented In Review For Index Readers
Barber County Index, December 30, 1937.

6 January 1938
Isaac Bayliffe Accidentally Shot
Barber County Index, January 6, 1938.

24 February 1938
Junior Chance Accidentally Shot
Barber County Index, February 24, 1938.

3 March 1938
SHERIFF MAKES ANOTHER BIG LIQUOR HAUL
Barber County Index, March 3, 1938.

2 June 1938
Patrick Henry Bunker Buried Last Week - Claimed To Be Son Of Eng, One of the Original Siamese Twins
Barber County Index, June 2, 1938.

25 June 1938
McLain's Round-Up, Sun City, Kansas, July 8-9-10:
Big Barber Co. Attraction Announces Entry of World Famous Performers.

Barber County Index, June 25, 1938.

23 August 1938
Officers Find $100,000.00 Field Of "Dream Weed":
Largest Area Of Marihuana In State Discovered Growing In Medicine Lodge

Barber County Index, August 23, 1938.

3 October 1938
Man Killed As Cars Sideswipe
Barber County Index, October 3, 1938.

27 October 1938
Glenn Cunningham, world famous athlete is honored guest in Medicine Lodge today; Speaks at Football banquet tonight.
Barber County Index, October 27, 1938.

27 October 1938
Car Wrecked
Barber County Index, October 27, 1938.

5 Jan 1939
Happenings of 1938 Presented In Review For Index Readers
Barber County Index, January 5, 1939.

1 Jan 1942
1941 Passes In Review
Barber County Index, January 1, 1942.

7 Jan 1943
Highlights of Barber County News in 1942
Barber County Index, January 7, 1943.

25 March 1943
Capt. Howard Burns Simpson Killed in North Africa: Letter Received Tuesday Confirms News of Death
Barber County Index, March 25, 1943.

10 June 1943
T.Sgt. William E. Clark Killed In Plane Crash
Barber County Index, June 10, 1943.

10 June 1943
Pfc. Jesse Martin, Kiowa Soldier, Dies While Jap Prisoner
Barber County Index, June 10, 1943.

24 June 1943
Harold Albright Killed in Action May 29 - Believed To Have Died On Attu Island
Barber County Index, June 24, 1943.

5 August 1943
Pvt. Homer Coffman: Soldier Dies In Africa
Barber County Index, August 5, 1943.

2 September 1943
Cpl. John E. Metcalfe, Former Medicine Lodge Boy, Is Missing In Action
Barber County Index, September 2, 1943.

2 September 1943
Sgt. Goerlitz Dies In Sicily
Barber County Index, September 2, 1943.

2 September 1943
Staff Sgt. Elvin N. Cocherell: Isabel Soldier Missing In Action
Barber County Index, September 2, 1943.

16 September 1943
Jimmy Angell Dies In Crash
Barber County Index, September 16, 1943.

13 January 1944
Review of 1943 News Articles
Barber County Index, January 13, 1944.

3 February 1944
T-Sgt. A. H. Redwine, Lake City, receives Oak Leaf Cluster.
Barber County Index, February 3, 1944.

2 March 1944
Ralph Knight hurt at Gyp Mill Thursday.
Barber County Index, March 2, 1944.

9 March 1944:
Sgt. Lester McCormick killed in England, Feb. 22.
Barber County Index, March 9, 1944.

9 March 1944:
Sgt. Paul Hart veteran of 40 combat missions.
Barber County Index, March 9, 1944.

16 March 1944
Six deaths in county during past week.
Barber County Index, March 16, 1944.

30 March 1944
Gene Poland, Isabel, killed in plane collision.
Barber County Index, March 30, 1944.

4 May 1944
Young Killer Gives Self Up In Pratt Friday
Barber County Index, May 4, 1944.

4 May 1944
Tornado Hits Near Pratt, Kansas
Barber County Index, May 4, 1944.

11 May 1944
Two Killed In Medicine Lodge Bank Robbery (in 1884)
Barber County Index, May 11, 1944.

18 May 1944
Donald Landis, Kiowa Sailor, Loses Both Legs In Action
Barber County Index, May 18, 1944.

18 May 1944
Pvt. Ott Circle Jr., Kiowa Soldier, Is Missing In Action
Barber County Index, May 18, 1944.

22 June 1944
Sgt. Coss Is Wounded
Barber County Index, June 22, 1944.

29 June 1944
Pvt. Raoul Williams, Sun City Soldier, Dies In Italy
Barber County Index, June 29, 1944.

29 June 1944
War Strikes Double Blow: Pvt. Byron Gibson Killed In Action; Lt. Chas. Eckert Missing In Action
Barber County Index, June 29, 1944.

29 June 1944
Sgt. Hoppes Dies Of Wounds
Barber County Index, June 29, 1944.

8 July 1944
Engineer Dies From Train Wreck Injuries
Barber County Index, July 8, 1944.

20 July 1944
Lt. j. g. Cecil Robinson: Naval Officer Dies Overseas, The Barber County Index, July 20, 1944.

20 July 1944
Lt. Curtis Pfaff, Another Barber County Soldier Missing In Action, The Barber County Index, July 20, 1944.

3 August 1944
Staff Sgt. Boyd Clark: First Kiowa Soldier Killed, The Barber County Index, August 3, 1944.

17 August 1944
Rites For Pvt. Marian McShea Here Saturday, The Barber County Index, 17 August 1944.

17 August 1944
Fire Destroys Portion of Sharon Main Street, The Barber County Index, 17 August 1944.

24 August 1944
Cpl. Axline Is Killed In South Pacific: Barber County Index, August 24, 1944.

24 August 1944
HERE ARE RATION REMINDERS FOR BARBER COUNTIANS: Barber County Index, August 24, 1944.

24 August 1944
War Strikes Double Blow At Family:
One Message Follows Another To Mrs. Ettie Saddler
: Barber County Index, August 24, 1944.

31 August 1944
Pvt. Cecil Hood, Kiowa soldier, dies in action in France.: Barber County Index, August 31, 1944.

7 September 1944
Pfc. Clyde Hakanson, Isabel, Killed In Action.: Barber County Index, September 7, 1944.

7 September 1944
Auto accident injuries fatal to Ernest Gilges, Sun City.: Barber County Index, September 7, 1944.

28 September 1944
Pvt. Joseph C. WELLS: Missing Soldier Rejoins Company: Barber County Index, September 28, 1944.

28 September 1944
Lt. Wayne Howard is Missing: Barber County Index, September 28, 1944.

5 October 1944
Lt. Robert R. Smith awarded Bronze Star.: Barber County Index, October 5, 1944.

19 October 1944
LT. HIBBARD KILLED ON 27TH BOMBING FLIGHT: Barber County Index, October 19, 1944.   (He was from Seattle, WA.)

9 November 1944
Pfc. Saddler Is Killed In France: Barber County Index, November 9, 1944.

4 January 1945
ITEMS IN BRIEF APPEARING IN THE 1944 ISSUES OF THE BARBER COUNTY INDEX
Barber County Index, January 5, 1945.

20 September 1946.
Blevins Recognized, Then Are Captured:
Pictures of Blevins Bros. In Star Leads to Arrest
,
The Western Star, September 20, 1946.

27 February 2006.
Tales From The Crypt by David Fasgold, The Gyp Hills Premiere, February 27, 2006.


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