Archive for Monday, February 8, 2010

100 years ago: Crowd witnesses hanging of 2 black men

February 8, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 8, 1910: Residents in Costa Rica are fleeing from what is reported as the worst volcanic eruption in the nation’s history, with stones weighing 200 pounds and up being thrown from the crater. Loss of life is reported as heavy but there are no figures so far. Streams of lava are flowing everywhere. . . . In Kansas City, four hundred people witnessed the hanging this morning of two negroes convicted of assaulting a white woman a month ago. Both doomed men denied their guilt to the end. . . . The first of a series of meetings between university athletic authorities and football men was this morning to determine what approach the university would take to proposed rules changes for the game. The goal to to change the game from less dangerous to more healthy. . . . The city and the Bell Telephone people again are feuding about the amounts of the rates here. . . . Dr. John R. Rudolph has offered his services to the city as a health officer, which he said is badly needed. He said he would serve a year at no cost.

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