From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 14, 1912:
- "Miss Ruth Scott, principal of Pinckney school, was this afternoon acquitted of the charge of assault and battery on the person of Gaddas Curby, a pupil of her school. When Justice J. B. Wilson reached his conclusion a cheer broke from the court room evidencing the hearty approval of those who heard the case.... Judge Wilson pointed out that the relation of the child to the teacher is the duplicate of that of the child to the parent and held that under such relationship corporal punishment was just and necessary, sometimes, provided it was administered for the proper motive, was not excessive and that no permanent injuries resulted. The case is the outcome of a whipping that Gaddas Curby received at Pinckney school toward the latter part of December. Miss Scott [had been] charged with assault and battery on a complaint sworn out by J. T. Curby, father of the boy."
- "The Journal-World has decided to make an effort to test the presidential preferences of the voters of Douglas county. Ballots will be printed starting Monday and the votes can be sent to this office. The names of all candidates on the Republican or Democratic tickets will be printed. The Socialists have no conspicuous candidate, but a space will be left for the writing of a suggestion for that party and also for the prohibitionists. Get ready to do your voting. It is free for all. If you do not find the name of your favorite on the ballot write it on."
- "Observations at the Lowell observatory in Flagstaff show that the Martian Canal Titan has doubled since six weeks ago.... This doubling of certain Martian canals at certain seasons is one of the proofs held to support the theory that the canals are of artificial construction."