From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 2, 1912:
- "The month of November just closed was an unusual month according to the figures compiled by the weather bureau of the University of Kansas. The month was warmer, less windy and less cloudy than the ordinary month.... The highest temperature was 73 degrees above on the tenth of the month. The lowest temperature was 20 above on the twenty-fourth."
- "Fire of uncertain origin early yesterday morning destroyed the beautiful new home of Prof. Herbert W. Emerson on University Heights. All that now remains of the structure is a heap of ashes, burned timbers and the stone walls of the first story. Prof. Emerson estimates the loss of his house at $12,000, and added to this is the loss of several hundreds of dollars worth of furniture."
- "Ira J. Stockwell and Alva B. Carter will leave shortly for an extended trip on a tandem autocycle. Their first destination is Galveston, Texas. After remaining there a month they will go to the Pacific coast. The boys will make their expenses by selling pictures."
- "Washington -- The first public bill introduced in the house was by DeForest of New York to pension former presidents. It provides for $2,000 a month for former presidents, $1,000 a month for his widow during widowhood. The minor child or children of former presidents when both parents are dead would get $200 a month."