Archive for Saturday, December 17, 2011

100 years ago: Thirsty neighbor drinks from wrong jug

December 17, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 17, 1911:

  • "This morning when the family of C. A. Richards, living northwest of here, awoke, they were greeted by a full grown deer who was roaming about the farm. The animal was unapproachable and the men were unable to catch him. The animal was full grown and had a large pair of antlers. The only deer in this part of the country are said to be a pair that belong to Mr. Benerman of Lake View. However, both of these were safe this morning when the stranger was discovered north of town. No one knows where he came from."
  • "Special Christmas vesper services will be held in the University chapel tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. These promise to be of more than ordinary interest this year. There will be a choice service of Christmas music."
  • "Superintendent F. P. Smith announced today a plan that he has made for a night school especially for colored people. The school will be held one night a week for their benefit."
  • "Last Tuesday 'Tip' McInturf sought to quench his thirst from a jug he had located at a neighbor's, but immediately he found it necessary to call in medical aid as he had taken the wrong jug. McInturf thought that he was drinking whiskey, but instead the doctors say, it contained gasoline or wood alcohol. He drank a large amount of it and his condition is said to be quite serious."

Comments

ThePilgrim 3 years, 4 months ago

""Last Tuesday 'Tip' McInturf sought to quench his thirst..." Awesome. You can't make this stuff up.

ScottyMac 3 years, 4 months ago

Ok. I'm confused. There were only two known deer in the area? Really?

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 4 months ago

Yes this was probably true, most had been taken for food. Before the Kansas modern day deer season back in early 1960's you didn't seen many deer in this area.

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