Archive for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

100 years ago: Paper mill shuts down for new engine installations

August 3, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 3, 1911:

"The Lawrence Paper Manufacturing Company, which has shown remarkable growth and development during the past few years, has now been practically shut down in order to make extensive repairs and improvements. No paper will be made for several weeks, but the manufacturing department will continue to fill all orders, enough raw material being stored for that purpose before the mill was shut down. The principal improvements will consist in the installation of three Corliss steam engines of 250, 200 and 100 horse power, a new beater, and new pipes throughout the plant.”

“Clouds have been gathering for about a week, but were unable to do anything of any consequence until this morning when they broke loose and gave the earth such a soaking as it has not had for many a day. The first drops began to fall about 2 o’clock this morning and from then on until about 7:30 there was a steady downpour. The rain was preceded by quite a severe electrical storm which did no damage here.”

“Members of the Kansas Memorial commission today completed the contract for $100,000 worth of Vermont marble for the soldiers’ memorial hall to be built in Topeka, Kansas.”

“Three girls implicated in a melon stealing case were given their preliminary hearing last evening in Justice Court. They pleaded not guilty to the charge but later admitted they had held the horses while the boys got the melons. The case will be tried Monday afternoon at 1:30.”


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 9 months ago

I suppose it's been quite a while since "a melon stealing case" has been heard in Douglas County Court.

bgreve 6 years, 9 months ago

Steal from the vine.....Do the time.

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