Archive for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

100 years ago: Men burned in explosion may sue local gas company

November 10, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 10, 1910:

“Homer Bales and Harry Allen, the young men recently burned about the face and hands in a gas explosion [see OHT for Nov. 2, 1910], may sue the local gas company. The burns are very severe and the pair claim that the accident was directly caused by the negligence and carelessness of the company employees.”

“Assuming the burdens and care of a home at fifteen did not seem to disconcert pretty little Blanche Leona Hale at all yesterday. Accompanied by her mother and a slightly nervous youth of twenty-one, Miss Hale sought the court house yesterday afternoon and the office of Probate Judge Means.... The groom who comes from Bonner Springs claimed to be 21, although he scarcely looked so old.”

“Until yesterday afternoon, the football team of Co. K, U.S. Army Engineers had a flawless record. But all that is changed now, and one [Haskell] Indian, Mr. Ironcloud, heaped up a pile of twenty-two points of ignominy against the army. From the kickoff the Indians had their opponents on the defensive. The Army put up a stubborn defense, but made the fatal mistake of trying to pull off a forward pass.... it was fatal because the Haskell speed marvel, Ironcloud, got hold of the ball and ran seventy yards for a touchdown.”


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