From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 8, 1912:
- "Easter Sunday was ideal. The day was clear and the sun shone brilliantly and the air was just cool enough to make everyone feel that they were glad to live. Not in years have the services in Lawrence churches been as well attended as they were for at every church large crowds were present to listen to the music and hear the sermons."
- "Are the Republicans of Douglas county in favor of Theodore Roosevelt for the nomination as the candidate of their party or do they want William Howard Taft to be re-nominated for the presidency of the United States? The people are deciding this themselves this afternoon in the first presidential preference primary to be held in the county and by night the results will begin to be known.... It has been a great political battle in Douglas county and today's primary no doubt will bring out a large vote. Every Republican has lined up on one side or the other and it is not believed that there will be very many members of the party who do not cast a ballot this afternoon."