From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 4, 1908: "During the past year the postal receipts at the Lawrence office have increased more than 20 percent. Postmaster Irving Hill says every branch has grown and that this reflects favorably on the community and its prosperous condition. : Many local churches again are making great efforts to interest university students in taking part in their services and activities. : The university band will take part in the huge parade scheduled in Topeka for the visit by William Howard Taft, the Republican presidential candidate. Many say it will be the largest political gathering in state history. Hundreds from Lawrence are due to attend, some riding the special trains set up for the event."