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Archive for Sunday, August 29, 2010

100 years ago: Annual picnic at Cady’s Grove approaches

August 29, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for August 29, 1910: “After an existence of more than 600 years the Korean kingdom was today swallowed up by Japan. The formal promulgation of the treaty of annexation took place today. Advices from Tokio state that outwardly the annexation has been accomplished without a slip, but unofficially there are alarming reports of a revolt already in an incipient stage among the Koreans.... The state case against Louis Caire, who is charged with betraying Elsie Peters, an Indian student at Haskell, was continued this morning. The Peters girl is en route to Lawrence with her father from Montana. As she is the only witness against Caire, he cannot be arraigned until she is here to testify. There is a suggestion of settling the case by allowing the Indian lad to marry the girl, but the county attorney’s office has not given any encouragement to the plan.... Every passing day increases the interest in the fifth annual picnic of the C.P.A. people at Cady’s Grove. Indications point to an enormous crowd and uncommonly jolly time. For those Lawrence people who possess motor boats, the old landing at the edge of Cady’s Grove offers an excellent manner of reaching the picnic grounds. There will be music, speaking, athletic events, and a rattling good ball game between neighboring teams.”

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