Archive for Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

May 31, 2006


From the Lawrence Daily World for May 31, 1906: Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the Achning burglary in which many guns and much ammunition were taken. Two of the men are strangers and the other three are boys who finally led officers to the main suspects. But all five seemed to have good alibis and were released. Officers say they are working hard on the case but the results so far are not good. ... Present indications are that the state board of control for charities will save more than $40,000 this year without cutting services that are needed. It appears a new system is a success and commendations are in order. . . . Leavenworth's high school is "all torn up" because after deciding the honor of 1906 valedictorian should go to the student with the best grades, all the white students had to get out of the way of a black who made the best grades. This will be interesting.


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