The Oregon Historical Quarterly, Salem, Ore., for September, 1939, published portions of the diary of William T. Newby as edited by Harry N. M. Winton. Newby emigrated to Oregon from Dadeville, Dade county, Mo., in 1843, passing through northeastern Kansas en route. His journal records that he and his party were five days in reaching the "Caw" river from Westport (Kansas City), and that six days were required to carry the party across the river because it was necessary first to build a boat. Probably the crossing was made in the vicinity of Papan's ferry, on the site of present Topeka; possibly rates of ferriage were more than the cost of provisioning the party for a week. "The Caw Indians," Newby reported incidentally, "is tollerably theaveish."