From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 30, 1911:
- "On December 12 the United States government granted a patent to Paul and Harry Elliott of Lawrence for a propeller that they have invented for the aeroplane they have built. The granting of this patent is an important step in the work that these young men have taken to perfect their flying machine.... The Elliott boys have been at work on their aeroplane for some time and it now looks as if success were theirs.... From time to time [they] have taken their flying machine apart to rebuild it, for they were certain that they had not reached the stage of perfection that was necessary before they could sail over the town.... The work has all been done at the Elliott home on Haskell avenue, and from time to time many curious visitors have gone there to see this machine that Lawrence young men have invented. There is nothing of the notoriety seekers about the Elliott boys. They are bright young fellows with an inventive turn of mind and the indications are that success will be theirs."
- "A salesman for an encyclopedia was brought into police court this morning charged with stealing a pair of gloves from a home where he had called yesterday. The gloves were located at his room. At first he denied the charge and pleaded not guilty. He was sentenced $5 and costs, $10.50."