It was named in honor of James H. Lane, United States
Senator from Kansas, who was
to endow the college but did not live to carry out his promise. During the
early days of the college its support was meager but the fourth annual
conference of the United Brethren church, in Kansas
Oklahoma, began to improve the institution.
However, it was clear by January, 1858 that the
Lecompton and elsewhere, were unlikely to win the
“war” in Kansas.
The progress of