Archive for Monday, December 7, 2009

100 years ago: Robbers hit meat market

December 7, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 7, 1909: After laboriously using what seemed to be a pocket knife to hack their way into the Seidel meat market on Henry Street, robbers either got frightened or failed to find what they wanted and got away with nothing more than the damage of cutting through two doors. . . . The city council has made a number of changes in the original grant of the Lawrence Street Railway franchise and seems to have come up with a more suitable agreement for all concerned. The line will not be built between Massachusetts and New Jersey. Permission has been given to build to Haskell. . . . Commander Robert Peary is due to get $50,000 from Hampton’s Magazine for his story of his discovery of the North Pole. That will amount to an astounding $1.18 a word. . . . Two city council members appeared ready to fight at the latest meeting but there were no blows, observers said. . . . The area apple crop this year was not up to par but one orchard in Ottawa turned out about 10,000 bushels, saying a special spray helped boost the yield.


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