Old home town – 100 years ago today

From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 5, 1906: “Great as the activity was last fall preparing to burn natural gas in homes here, it was nothing compared to the pace today. Every plumber, furnace and stove man in the city is busy at work preparing homes for the consumption of natural gas, a great blessing to many. The natural gas movement also is lowering local insurance rates due to the improvement of safety : The Democrats are planning a district convention next week at the Bowersock Opera House. About 100 delegates are due and there are reported to be some dark horses in the mix. The party is having difficulty getting many candidates but officials say they may be able to remedy that here.”