Archive for Thursday, February 8, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

February 8, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 8, 1907: "The farmers living in the vicinity of Sibley are terribly aroused over the brutal treatment one neighbor has been according his young children. It is said he compels them to wade to school barefooted through the snow. No matter how cold the weather may be, it is said the children can be seen shivering without shoes or stockings and with scant clothing in the bitterest of weather. Word is he has plenty of wood but only uses it rarely. Something needs to be done, we are told. : Doctors say one of the most dangerous plans to 'cure' colds is using a popular medicine that contains whisky or a tablet made of some coal tar product. The most sensible and scientific way to treat a cough or cold is by inhaling medication that will kill the germs and give relief, doctors say. : The Shawnee Indians are claiming title to 1.5 million acres of Kansas land lying south of the Kaw River. Congress seems unlikely to approve."

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