From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 17, 1908: "Tom Ferguson, arrested last Monday after alleged drunkenness, has been released by Judge Menger, who has determined that Ferguson was not guilty. Petitions have been passed calling for the ouster of two policemen for their brutal handling of Ferguson, a Negro. The judge said evidence did not justify the arrest or the treatment. : Fred Mervine, a Kansas University student working here this summer, plans to make a canoe trip the length of the Mississippi River, starting in Minnesota. He has two friends who will accompany him in the venture."