Archive for Friday, September 10, 2010

100 years ago: Gold Medal Cafe’s door found open overnight; nothing stolen

September 10, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 10, 1910: “Somebody overlooked an opportunity to get away with $13 last night. About 12:45 Night Watchman Monroe found the front door of the Gold Medal Cafe standing wide open and the lights turned low. He investigated but finding no one in the little eating house summoned the night officers. The cash register contained $13 in cash and apparently nothing had been disturbed. Either a burglar had been frightened away after unlocking the door or else the night man had carelessly neglected to close the place.... The fall term for the Business College has opened with an unprecedented enrollment; the attendance for the first week being an even eighty. There are 18 students in the beginning Shorthand class. This is the largest class in shorthand the school has ever had. The Gregg system of shorthand has been adopted this year and is proving very popular. This is a more modern system than the old Pitman, is learned in a shorter time, is more easily written, and is more interesting to the student.”


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