Archive for Friday, July 8, 2011

100 years ago: North Lawrence horse infected with contagious fatal disease

July 8, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 8, 1911:

  • “It was found yesterday that a horse belonging to a junk dealer on Bridge street in North Lawrence had been suffering with the glanders and the animal was immediately ordered to be disposed of. The horse was killed by the county officers yesterday afternoon. The horse that had been afflicted with this dread disease had been watered at the public drinking fountain in North Lawrence all the time and as the other horses have been drinking there right along it was thought best to close the fountain and make a general clean up before it is reopened for use.”
  • “Owing to the excessive hot weather the ministers of the various churches of Lawrence have entered into a movement to hold union services during the summer months. There will be no regular preaching at the different churches, but all will unite at some certain church and spend exactly one hour each Sunday night. Plans have been made to continue this for the months of July and August. The object of these union meetings is to have an hour of worship and to make this hour interesting so that the various congregations will turn out as they have not been doing at some of the churches. Many people have gone out of town for the summer and several ministers have had to speak to small houses. These services will give the minister a large audience it is hoped and the people will take greater interest in attending them.”


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