From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 6, 1911:
"Do you want to buy the post office in Lawrence? It is for sale. At any rate the city treasurer says it is and he ought to know. The situation is just this. The government has gone to great expense to put up a fine building and has equipped it with every modern convenience. But it has failed to pay its special improvement taxes. Therefore the county treasurer has the building on his list for sale. Do you want to buy this splendid new building? If so go to the county treasurer and get a tax deed for it."
"The books for the school year of 1911 and 1912 were opened by Registrar Foster at the University today, and at 2 o'clock twenty-four had registered.... From all indications there will be more than 2,500 enrolled this fall.... The returning students will not note as many improvements during vacation as have been seen at times in the past, but everything has been kept in good shape considering the drought. The first wing of the new administration building has been nearly finished and the grounds in front have been brought to grade, which adds greatly to its appearance."
"William Brown, who was afflicted with heart failure last week, was reported to have had a second attack last night and to be in a critical condition. Mr. Brown is the janitor of the city hall."
"Mrs. O. F. Bullock of this city left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Springfield, Mo., but according to word that has been received here from those relatives, she did not arrive and it is not known what has become of her. [Her daughter] Miss Bullock accompanied her mother as far as Kansas City and safely aboard the St. Louis & San Francisco train, which left the Union Depot at 11 o'clock and was due to arrive in Springfield at 6:25 last night. Immediately after the arrival of the train at Springfield, the relatives at that point telegraphed the daughter in Lawrence that the mother was not aboard the train. Miss Bullock returned to Kansas City in the hope of being able to find some clew as to her mother's whereabouts."