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Archive for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

100 years ago: Reward offered for bank robber information

October 20, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 20, 1909: A reward of $650 is being offered for the capture of Ross Bullock who is a known murderer and bank robber. He has been sighted but remains at large. . . . Farmers are receiving forms they need to fill out for the census the coming spring. Farmers keep books so they will know how to answer the questions. . . . Alfred Page has been acquitted by a local jury in a case involving wheat theft. The verdict surprised some. . . . The noisy blackbirds which have been bothering so many early in the morning seem to have gone south, much to the delight of sleepers. . . . Fifty delegates are here for a meeting of the Congregational churches and a big final banquet is planned tonight. . . . The franchise granted the Bell Telephone Co. here has not been accetped and there is no explanation. A statement may be forthcoming tomorrow.

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