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Archive for Sunday, May 4, 2008

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

May 4, 2008

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From the Lawrence Daily World for May 4, 1908: A huge crowd attended the funeral today of E.C. Cowles, noted as the president of the Farmers Institute. He led a full life and greatly enriched the farming community with his leadership and assistance. . . . A successful eight-month school term closed last night for Lecompton. . . . The sheriff issued eight more warrants for joints and jointists last night in continuance of the war on these people. Prominent fraternity men and others of note are on the lists and there is sure to be some embarrassment. Several students say they have information that could be damaging. . . . Germany has to borrow $250 million to pay its bills. If Germany is willing to pay six percent and put up good real estate for security, the Lawrence banks will be glad to accommodate.

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