From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 2, 1908: "The latest population figures say that Kansas City has 80,839 residents, Topeka 43,279, Wichita 40,279. Leavenworth and Pittsburg round out the top five with 22,117 and 17,267. Lawrence is rated 12th with 13,147, a gain of 787 over the the total for the previous year. The population of the state is listed at 1,656,799, an increase of 6,639 over last year. : Maurice Kent of the University of Iowa will arrive here this week to become physical director and football coach at Haskell Institute. He also will have charge of the basketball, track and baseball teams."