From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 19, 1907: "Volatile eruptions in eastern money markets have had little effect on Kansas. In fact, reports from the middle states like ours indicate that we are in better shape than most other regions due to good management, prosperous farming and good banking practices. : Leaders such as Andrew Carnegie brush off recent financial setbacks and note that 'panics are bound to happen now and then and we must simply meet the challenges and adjust.' : As expected the Christmas season has produced a huge buying rush and most local businesses are expecting excellent years in line with the general stability of the local economy. : Topeka had the coldest night of the year, 15 above zero, and its gas supply became so short that for a while it was practically useless to many shivering people."