From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 11, 1911:
- "The vacation is over and another summer is gone. Monday the school bell calls the kiddies from their play, and back to the school house they come for nine long months. All vacation thoughts must vanish at the call and the quest of knowledge take their place."
- "The two telephone companies in Kansas City are trying to consolidate and there is a roar going up. The companies ought to consolidate. There ought to be but one telephone company. There can be two water companies, a flock of light companies but when it comes to telephone companies it means cutting off a part of the people from another part. The telephone is the natural monopoly of the world. The thing to do is to have only one company and regulate it by the state public utilities law. If the law is not strong enough now it will be made so after the next legislature."
- "Lightning struck the home of S. S. Weatherby, 725 Mississippi street, last night shortly before 10 o'clock. About an hour later fire was discovered in the small tower where the lightning had struck. The department was called and the blaze extinguished by the use of chemicals. It is estimated that the damage was about $50."