N.B. Oakley, the packing house man
who had his foot mashed while trying to climb between two moving cares on
Tuesday is getting along finely and the doctors say that the foot will not have
to be amputated.
There is now a rumor afloat to the
effect that an Omaha pork packing
company is trying to buy ground in East Atchison on
which to erect a packing house.The St.
Joe papers state that they ground has already been purchased and that the
buildings will be erected at once.
is evidently having a smallpox scare.The doctors are busy and so great is the rush for vaccinations that
their supply of virus has been exhausted.Dr. Scip says that he will have a new supply tomorrow and be prepared to
vaccinate everybody who desires it.
A number of cases of pneumonia are
reported in the East Atchison and vicinity.
The receipts of hogs at the Union Stock Yards have been very
light for two or three days.
It is a
surprising fact that even the serve cold weather of the past three months has
not driven the malaria out of the air.
MAR 4, 1881
A number of
cases from East Atchison will be tried at the March term
of the criminal court, which commences in St Joe next Monday.
the lawyer is building a large addition to his office on Fowler
man who was robbed on the same night of the burglary at Weir’s saloon while
sleeping in a room over the saloon, and who was arrested as the party who
committed the burglary and then discharged because the prosecuting witness
failed to appear against him claim that his arrest was a conspiracy to conceal
the real burglars and will carry his case to the higher courts.
Atchison elevator is now doing the largest business in its
be commenced on five or six new residence in East Atchison
as soon as the weather moderates.
MAR 5, 1881
A man named
King, while crossing the river on the ice last night, broke through and had a desperate
struggle to keep the current from carrying him under the solid ice.He finally managed to pull himself out,
however and ran to the watchman’s box at the east end of the bridge, where he
was properly attended to.
an employee in the K.C.yards, fell from a freight platform this morning, and
received painful injuries about the head.
class scandal is developing in East Atchison.
different parties have signified their intentions of starting beer gardens in East
Atchison during the coming summer.
receipts at the Union Stock Yards continue to be light, on account of the snow
on the Western roads.
There is a
very small amount of drunkenness in East Atchison at
grocer will be closed tomorrow.Therefore
it would be a good plan to buy your Sunday groceries to-night.
little East Atchison elevator has shipped out 120 car
loads of corn in nine days.
MAR 7, 1881
A lot of
loafers who had congregated in an East Atchison store
this morning, and were annoying the proprietor in various ways, were suddenly
dispersed by a doctor, announcing that one of them had symptoms of
small-pox.The proprietor of the store
appears to be greatly pleased with his new scheme for the riddance of this
great source of annoyance.
the lawyer, has sold his old office and will shortly commence the erection of a
handsome new business building on Fowler street.Several other parties are also contemplating
the erection of buildings as soon as the weather will permit.
the druggist went to St Joe to-day.
Kinsley is again behind the prescription cases at Hulse’s drug store.
Atchison elevator is now handling an average of twenty cars of
grain a day.
trains of the eastern roads are now arriving on time, but it is feared that the
present storm will cause another blockade.
MAR 8, 1881
– Page 1
town clerk, authorizes the Globe to say that all persons holding warrants of
date of 1880 on the town of Winthrop,
should present them to him for cancellation before the 25th of this
month.After that date they will not be
receipts of hogs are distressingly light at present.For the past week, only about 100 a day have
been received at the Union Stock Yards in East Atchison.
This is not the fault of Atchison
or her live stock men, however, but is probably the result of a general
shortage in the crop as light receipts are reported everywhere.
Dr. J. B
West returned to East Atchison this morning after an
absence of over a week.
A few of
Fowlers old workmen can be seen on the streets of East Atchison
almost any day, as though they had great admiration for the town and couldn’t
stay away from it.
MAR 8, 1881Page 4, Col
Sherman, the new Judge of the East Atchison district,
announces that the St Joe gamblers and bawdy house keepers must move out of the
city, or go at another trade.A custom
has heretofore prevailed of fining these people rather lightly, and instead of
foreing them to make a personal appearance in court, of permitting them to
plead guilty through the sheriff.This
will be changed and heavy fines imposed and collected.
MAR 9, 1881
– Page 1
term of the Criminal court commenced in St Joe last Monday.A number of cases from East
Atchison will be tried, and the sheriff was in town today hunting
Atchison promises to become center for brick making.There are already five yards ready to begin
operations as soon as the weather will permit, and representatives of three new
firms were in town yesterday looking up locations for extensive yards.One of these firms proposes to put in
machinery for making dry pressed brick from the white clay which was discovered
in the vicinity of town a couple of years ago.
MAR 10, 1881
– Page 1
Most of the
Quincy workmen will shortly leave
the new packing house, and their places be filled by Atchison
receipts at the Union Stock Yards continue to be very light and the men at
Smith, Farlow & Co., packing house have been engaged in the killing
department only one day this week.
transfer teams are now engaged in hauling flour from the depots of the eastern
roads, in East Atchison, to the Santa
manufacture of brick in East Atchison will furnish work
for about 250 men during the spring and summer.Eight yards will be operated.
numbers of dead hogs – a result of the recent heavy storms, are now being
received in East Atchison, and the rendering
establishment north of town is doing a prosperous business.
saloon will be open in East Atchison in a short time, by
a gentleman from St. Joe.
MAR 11, 1881
– Page 1
market was more active yesterday than it has been for a week.Seven hundred were received at the Union
Stock Yards and are now being made into hams and bacon at the new packing
A number of
East Atchison men are serving on the Grand Jury now in
session at St Joe.
are of the opinion that there will be very little ague in East
Atchison and vicinity during the coming summer on account of the
continued cold weather of the past three months.
engaged in laying the new floor to the Chicago and Atchison Bridge have reached
the span next to the Missouri shore, and think they will be able to complete
the job by the middle of next week.
roads are handling an enormous amount of freight since the raising of the snow
MAR 11, 1881
– Page 3 Col 1
Not the least matter in the terrible record for January and
February of damage to person and property caused by the severe weather is the
great increase in railroad accidents.Official figures show that there were 223 accidents, whereby 30 persons
were killed and 182 injured.Twenty
accidents caused the death of one or more persons each; 41 caused injury, but
not death, whiled 162 or 72.3 percent of the whole number there was no injury
recorded.As compared with January 1880,
there was an increase of 161 accidents, of 19 in the number killed and of 132
in that injured.The number of accidents
is the largest we have ever recorded, the nearest approach to it being in
February 1875, when there were 211 in the list.The extraordinary number of accidents and the very sharp contrast to
last year are not difficult to explain.January of this year was the severest month for many years.Intense cold and frequent snow storms are not
favorable for safety of operation and the nature of the accidents almost of
itself explains the cause.There was no
less than 20 broken rails, 33 broken wheels, 6 broken connecting rods and 11
broken exles, evidence not to be disputed.
MAR 12, 1881
receipts are good at present, when it is taken into consideration that the
roads all over Kansas are in a horrible condition, and that one half of the
Central Branch country is entirely cut off, one account of the bridge over the
Republican river at Clyde having been carried away by the flood.Over seven hundred were received at the Union
Stock Yards yesterday and were being killed at the new packing house this
roads are now receiving large quantities of silver bullion from the Santa
Fe and Flour from the Atchison
excellent free lunch will be served tonight at the Blue Front saloon.Everybody is invited.
Atchison prison is at present empty.There has not been a case in the police court
for over a week.
MAR 12, 1881,
Page 4, Col 3
saloon keepers desire the friendship of Atchison
in their battles with the constitutional amendment, they must quit selling the
habitual drunkards and minors and close up on Sunday.All classes object these abuses and there
are several other particulars in which reform is necessary.
MAR 15, 1881
A number of
Fowler’s old workmen came up from Kansas City
last Saturday, as usual and spent Sunday in East Atchison.They report this time that the Fowler house
is running only one gang of men to run both the killing and cutting department.
of Smith’s packing house has gone to Kansas City
to work with the Fowlers.
yesterday received a letter from a gentleman at Louisiana,
MO who wishes to purchase his drug store.Mr. Hulse does not wish to sell, however as he has a great deal of faith
in East Atchison and wishes to make it his permanent
floor to the Chicago and AtchisonBridge will be completed this week.
family named Ewing, living in East Atchison
is almost in destitute circumstances and deserve the attention of charitable
persons.Dr. Seep has been attending one
member of the family, who is sick and supplying medicine at his own expense,
but he need assistance in his work of charity.
MAR 15, 1881
– Page 4 Col 3
Blue Rapids is to the effect that the lower part of the town is flooded from
the Blue, which is thirty feet above high water mark, and that the iron bridge
A tremendous ice gorge has formed a
few hundred feet above the St Joe Bridge, and that structure is regarded in
at Clyde was taken out in this way, the ice gorging
under it and pushing it off the piers.There are several gorges between this city and St.
Joe and as the river is rising rapidly, it is the opinion among river men that
the ice will all break up before daylight tomorrow.
It is a
significant fact that the Kaw river at Kansas
City is very high and now comes the great flood from
the Missouri.In the opinion of experts this will result in
flooding the bottom on which the Fowler packing house is built.
Mar 15, 1881
– Page 4 Col 4
At today the ice in the Missouri
river went out.In an
instant after it started the vast sheet was in motion and before the spectator
had time to look in all direction, four cars were thrown from an Atchison &
Nebraska switch truck on the river bank, by the up heaving ice, the drawn rest
at the bridge crushed in like an egg shell, and great piles of ice were
deposited on the river bank.It is not
know whether the bridge rest is damaged except at the top.If a new one has to be built the expense will
not be less than $10,000.It is probable
that the ice is now in motion as far up the river as Omaha.
MAR 16, 1881
– Page 1
flat boats which were built by the government last summer for use in the river
improvements north of East Atchison, were tied to the shore just north of the
bridge when the ice commenced to move yesterday, and there is now a pile of ice
fifteen feet high where they were tied.Nobody knows whether they were demolished or carried down the river.
Mr. Wm Ross
formerly of the grocery firm of Ross Bros. will shortly open a large boot and
shoe house in East Atchison.
Fe delivered ten cars of silver bullion, and a large
amount of hides and tallow to the eastern roads yesterday.
receipts of hogs at the Union Stock Yards yesterday were three hundred.
house aprons 75 cents at Wood’s old stand.Also, bankrupt stock of clothing that must be sold in a few days.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing
between A Ross and Wm Ross under the firm name of Ross Bros. has been dissolved
by mutual consent.Wm Ross
retiring.A Ross will in future conduct
the business and have charge of all accounts belonging to the old firm.A. Ross & Wm. Ross – East
Atchison, MOMarch 16, 1881
MAR 16, 1881
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a citizen of DeKalb, Missouri
was arrested this morning and brought to Atchison
on a charge of bigamy.On the 17th
of last July, while engaged as a teamster at NebraskaCity, he married a young woman and
lived with her six or seven month.Two
months ago he went to DeKalb, looking for work and immediately married again,
but did not attempt to conceal his whereabouts from his first wife, occasionally
writing to her. Being in that condition which ladies who love their lords
desire to be, his NebraskaCity
wife, yesterday afternoon reached DeKalb to visit him and learned to her horror
that he had been untrue to his vows.Calling in a constable, they arranged for his arrest.Early this morning the officer and the
discarded wife went quietly to his house and found him kissing his number two
good-bye, as he was about departing his work.He turned very plae but quietly submitted to arrest, the two women
glaring at each other while he was being handcuffed.As the Rock Island
train came in to the station, he fell to the floor in a fit, and four men were
kept busy holding him.His yells were
frightful to hear and he frothed at the mouth like a man in the last stages of
hydrophobia.Added to this were moans
and sobs of his two wives.Arrived at Atchison
he was too weak to walk and had to be carried into the Missouri Pacific train,
which took him to St Joe and to Jail.
MAR 16, 1881
– Page 4, Col 4
predicted the joint spree of the Missouri
and Kaw is proving a dangerous menace to Kansas City.The Missouri or the Kaw may be high on
separate occasions without damage to anyone, but when they are bank full the
same week, the people living on the Fowler bottom move to the bluffs.Seven acres of land caved in yesterday.The papers say an inundation is not feared,
but this is merely cheerful whistling in the face of danger.Old residents say there is always devastation
when both streams are high at the same time.Usually the Kaw runs out before the rise in the Missouri
commences, but both are now full from surface water, and interesting news may
be reasonably expected from Kansas City.
MAR 17, 1881
shootings scrapes occurred in East Atchison last night,
but as that part of the inhabitants who are of a shooting turn of mind and
either getting out of practice, or carry very inferior weapons, nobody was
hurt.The first shooting occurred at
Prosser’s saloon about in
the evening, between Reben Hall and Killis Southard in which the former shot
twice at the latter, missing him each time.The other took place about ,
two hours later, at the saloon of Pullian and New, and the participants were
the same two proprietors.A dispute
arose about the same trivial matter, when Pullian drew a revolver, and shot at
New, the ball passing through his overcoat and lodging harmlessly between his
undercoat and vest.No arrests were
made, although it is said that the marshal of the town was an eye witness to
the second disturbance.
States revenue detective was in East
Atchison last night, trying to discover fraud again the
government.He pretended to be under the
influence of liquor, but was very sly about his business and nobody suspected
who he was until after he had left town, when some person who was acquainted
with him disclosed his identity.
Patterson, who was at one time Mayor of East Atchison, but has been in the east
for several months, returned yesterday.
party can purchase a paying saloon business in East Atchison
by applying to A. G. Prosser.
MAR 18, 1881
hundred hogs were received at the Union Stock Yards yesterday and five hundred
were killed at the new packing house this afternoon.
shooting scrapes are frequently reported from East Atchison,
it is only justice to say that the population of the town is not composed
entirely of desperadoes, as many outsiders would suppose.It is true that the town contains a number of
very rough characters, who do little else than boast of their fighting
propensities and marksmanship, but it also contains many people who are as
respectable and refined as in any town in the county and who never associate
with these men of muscle, pistols and knives and do not deserve to be classed
with them in a newspaper report.A
respectable man stands as good a show in East Atchison
as in any other town, unless he is ?istinq and “looks in” while a fight is
going on.This is something that the
fighters won’t stand.The farmers
Silvers “looked in” while the fight was in progress at Jones’ saloon, a couple
of months ago, and was in consequence confined to his bed for several weeks. \
roads are now doing an enormous freight business and the depots in East
Atchison present a lively scene.
MAR 19, 1881
– Page 1
Reuthlinger will probably be the next Mayor of East Atchison
and T.R. Shelly, John Meyer, Emil Winkler and A. G Prosser the next Councilmen.
A number of
young men living in East Atchison and vicinity evacuated
Missouri father suddenly on
Wednesday morning, to avoid indictment by the grand jury now sitting at St
Joe.There is only one thing that will
thoroughly inspire a native Missourian with terror and that is a grand jury.Numerous criminals are being indicted and the
southern end of Buchanan county is being cleaned out in a manner that is highly
satisfactory to the respectable and peach living portion of the community.It is understood that Andy New is now in St
Joe for the purpose of filing complaint against Wm Pulliam who shot him in the
overcoat the other day.
Farlow and co killed one thousand hogs today.The receipts at the Union Stock Yards yesterday were 676.
and forlorn looking woman named Hooper passed through East Atchison
this morning from Savannah, looking
for a runaway husband.
MAR 20, 1881
at present about forty families living in small cabins and dugouts in what is
known as dugout town, on the land owned by the Hannibal
railroad company.An agent of the Hannibal
who was among them, trying to collect rents, says that they are all very poor
and their cabins filthy and dirty.The
cabins were formerly occupied by workmen in the Fowler packing house, but since
that institution closed, they have been taken possession of by a different
class of people.The male members of the
families are said to do no work, and it is beyond the comprehension of the
average man to tell how they find a living.
Atchison will in a short time boast one of the finest saloons in
the Missouri valley, that of
Patterson & McKinnis at the corner of Main and South
A week from
next Tuesday promises to be the liveliest day in the history of East
Atchison.It is the day for
electing town officials.
lottery contains no blanks.Every number
is a prize.
Two cars of
freight came in over the Rock Island
yesterday, billed through to California
by the new Atchison route.
MAR 22, 1881
– Page 3, Col 1
parties and East Atchison beer will be popular after the
first of May if we mistake not.
MAR 23, 1881
– Page 3
sidewalks are now being constructed in various portions of town, to the great
delight of pedestrians.
cars of freight were unloaded at the Hannibal
freight depot in East Atchison yesterday.
packing house was in operation ten houses yesterday.
cars of merchandise came over the Hannibal
road yesterday for Atchison whole
receipts of hogs were very light at the Union Stock Yards yesterday and today.
As will be
seen by professional card, Dr J B West has removed his office to Dr.
Burchards’s drug store.
elections in East Atchison promises to be a very
exciting one.There will undoubtedly be
numerous fights on that day, as the ?eumity of the two factions toward each
other is very great.
Patterson has opened a saloon at the corner of Main and
MAR 25, 1881
– Page 4
fisherman is on the market every morning with bass, crappy, perch and
bullheads.Mr Keene is the most popular
fisherman who comes to Atchison,
because he gives full weight.
MAR 28, 1881
– Page 1
be a mass meeting at the city hall tonight to nominate candidates for the
various city offices.
received a letter Saturday from an eastern firm saying that they would build
and operate car shops in East Atchison, provided that
they could be exempt from town taxes for ten years.The council meets tonight to take action in
the brik king of Atchison and East
Atchison, returned Saturday from Chicago
where he purchased a machine capable of turning out 80,000 pressed brick a
day.To make this number of brick, in a
day by the old method would require six gangs or about fifty men.Mr Seip thinks that when he gets the machine
in operation he will have not trouble in filling all orders.
man whose duty is to keep the bridge floor clean, fills the position eminently
better than the former one.
MAR 29, 1881
river is now pouring a flood of water into MudLake, and this morning the Hannibal
track was washed out by the water raising over it.The K.C. and Rock Island
tracks at that point have culverts beneath them, but the Hannibal
is a solid dirt grade and when the water raised to the top, it poured over it
like a mill dam, carrying away the track.The Missouri always
overflows into the lake during high water.