From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 17, 1910: The more we have the more we want and the growing goal of getting more and better things are adding to our cost of living. When standards are higher and products are better, prices will rise, as they have continued to do. . . . Jim Monroe, the local night watchman, says there is less drinking among young men now on the streets of Lawrence after dark. He says the rate has dropped sharply, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, and he says new laws have contributed to this situation. . . . Big Bill Caldwell, the star tackle for the KU football team has been hired to coach the Haskell Institute Indians in football. He will also engage in YMCA work. Caldwell was thinking of coaching the KU freshmen until Haskell called him. . . . The state treasury in Topeka is sending Douglas County $3,603 in funds for local schools. That is 49 cents for every boy and girl attending school in the county and it is the highest per capita amount the state has ever provided here.
100 years ago: Night watchman sees decrease in drinking on streets
February 17, 2010