From the Lawrence Daily World for June 19, 1907: "Police say they are not going to tolerate any detonating of firecrackers or fireworks before the morning of July 4 this year. Here's hoping they fill up the jail with the first offenders. : Wonder what the people who built all those canals on Mars are saying about the work at our Panama Canal. : There is talk of a telegrapher strike in New York and Chicago and that would have a big effect on this area. Kansas City already has indicated it will be involved. The federal government may have to step in. : For all practical purposes, Haskell Institute will be closed until fall after graduation ceremonies yesterday. Industrial training which is featured at the school was highlighted at the ceremonies. : More than 10,000 people heard Wm. H. Taft, secretary of War, speak about the Panama Canal at the Ottawa chautauqua. It is one of the largest crowds in history. Taft has indicated he will not make a bid for the presidency although he has many supporters, as the Ottawa crowd indicates."