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Archive for Saturday, April 12, 2008

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

April 12, 2008

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From the Lawrence Daily World for April 12, 1908: "J.H. Kaylor, who acted as agent for the Weber Brothers Piano Co. to sell preferred stock in the company here, came to Lawrence today to try to untangle the knot into which affairs have been drawn. Local investors are up in arms because the failing company seems intent to take its equipment and move elsewhere. Kaylor says he sold stock on the basis of what he was told and hopes to get the matter cleared. : A local man is now a fugitive from justice after a warrant was issued for his arrest for stealing four steers from Otis Myers. The man was to appear at a hearing, did not do so and the warrant was issued. : Efforts to finance the $40,000 in bonds for the new Manual Training School here seem to be moving along in better fashion and there could be good savings because of the improved interest in the bonds at a 4 percent rate. : Another sign of prosperity: In Kansas, many country weekly newspapers are having the run supplements or extra pages to contain all the advertisements without crowding out the news."

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