Archive for Monday, February 20, 2012

100 years ago: Cooking classes, street repairs, and another wolf hunt

February 20, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 20, 1912:

  • "A course in domestic science for housekeepers of Lawrence is now being offered by the Lawrence Manual Training High School with Miss Anna Johns in charge of domestic science work as instructor. This course in cookery is offered in response to requests from housekeepers. Each lesson will cover two hours.... A fee of $6 will be charged for 12 lessons or 75 cents for a single lesson."
  • "Quincy and Hancock [currently 11th and 12th] streets must be paved this year. They are both side hill streets and at present surfaced with McAdam [macadam], which will have to be removed and brick paving put down before the large storm sewer is built in this part of the city. Otherwise the McAdam will wash into the sewer and cause an endless amount of trouble."
  • "Effie Fowler was taken home by her mother after a hearing in the probate court last night. She had been with Delk in Topeka for several months but expressed a willingness to go home and her mother was glad to take her. The case was continued to March 2nd but the judge stated that if Effie behaved herself and minded her mother she need not come back to the juvenile court. This is another of the regrettable cases that have come through this man Delk. He seems to be bad all the way through. There ought to be some way of reaching this man and investigating the alleged facts. So much has been said that the truth ought to come out. Delk enjoys the notoriety and the only way to reach his case is to have a thorough legal investigation."
  • "By noon today five wolves had been killed in the big wolf drive that was held by the Grant township C.P.A. The hunters were still out and it was believed that several more of the pests would be killed during the day."


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 4 months ago

Keep digging up these old stories Miss Sarah, still my first read every day that they are in the LJW----

pace 6 years, 4 months ago

You have certainly brought this column to life. You have an excellent sense of story and voice.

Sarah St. John 6 years, 4 months ago

Geeze, you guys, Valentine's was last week, and my birthday's not til next October. blush

Seriously, thanks for all these verbal bouquets on a rainy day! You made me smile.

Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 4 months ago

This is absolutely incredible. Thank you so much.

Were papers from other towns also available? It would eventually be great if you could include other cities, as well.

LadyJ 6 years, 4 months ago

You know what would be cool? If the city would have street signs for all the streets that have been renamed (in a different color of course) with the original name and hang them directly under the current sign. It would be a great historical reference.

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