Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

100 years ago: New street lights expected soon

February 11, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 11, 1910: Lawrence may soon have a Great White Way because of the new street lights that are due to go up in connection with the street car operation. There is great promise for such a development. . . . There are two cases at this term of court of young husbands charged with perjury for swearing falsely to their own and their wife’s ages. Involved is marriage without the consent of parents. . . . Much attention is being paid to Paul Starett, a Lawrence boy who has just been given the contract fo the erectionn of a new $12 million hotel in New York. His father, Rev. William Starett, was once pastor of the Presbyterian Church here. There were five boys in the family and all studied architecture. Paul has drawn a great deal of favorable attention to Kansas and Lawrence. . . . Prof. S.J. Hunter of the university had just finished invoicing the collection of insects at KU and has valued them at an astounding $47,000. The collection was started in 1873 by Dr. F.H. Snow.


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