From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 10, 1911:
- "Many Lawrence people this morning were feeling very bad over the news that Wesley Stout, a former University student, had lost his life in a fight in Mexico. Mr. Stout was well known here. This afternoon the Journal-World received this news through the Associated Press: 'According to a dispatch received in Oklahoma City last night Wesley W. Stout, a well known western newspaper man, was shot to death in a pistol duel with several men [in] Mexico. A message from Mr. Stout today says: "I regret to dispute the accuracy of the dispatch, but I am very much alive. I am at present city editor of the Coffeyville, Kansas, Journal and have not been in Mexico in three years."'"
- "That there is some attention needed at present to certain streets and roads in Lawrence and at the edge of town is the opinion of H. B. Bullene and other Lawrence men who are eager to see the Good Roads movement accomplish something. Mr. Bullene this morning said: 'The road between Lawrence and Eudora should have some attention. The road would be a fine one, if it were just fixed properly. When it is dry the road is too dusty to use, and after a rain it is too muddy. There are other places, mud-holes in Lawrence that should be looked after.'"
- "Fred Clark and Francis Jaedicke were the champion oyster eaters at the C.P.A. last night, each one storing under his vest five dishes, and the dishes were big and generous."