Archive for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

100 years ago: Citizens concentrate on town beautification

February 23, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 23, 1910: As spring approaches, the idea of cleaning up and beautifying the town and the individual premises should be one of the foremost things in the minds of citizens. Much good was done with the last cleanup effort and we need to duplicate that for 1910. There are many worthwhile projects to consider. . . . O.C. Peuschel was handed the heaviest package in police court this afternoon on a charge of violating the prohibitory law, the heaviest penalty any violator has gotten for a long time. He is a farmer who makes wine and sells whiskey was fined heavily and may serve 60 days in jail. . . . Both performances of the Elks minstrel show were heavily attended last night and from a financial standpoint, the popular event was a huge success. The matinee did not do so well, however, but it is said there were many laughs. . . . One of the constant inmates of the city jail is a yellow dog that no one seems to claim. He is popular but not enough for anyone to take him home. . . . A nervy robber hit the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Fuert, 622 Mass., last night and even stole items from the room in which they were sleeping. The robber got $15 and was able to fight off a snapping dog and escape.


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