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Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2012

100 years ago: Clerk reports final rush in voter registration

July 28, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 28, 1912:

  • "There are 3,184 voters qualified to cast their ballots at the primaries to be held in this county on August 6. The poll books closed last night at 10 o'clock after a rush business had been carried on all day yesterday. About 200 placed their names on the books yesterday and over half of these came after supper. These figures are indicative of the keen fight that is on for a number of offices as more voters are registered than have been in the habit of voting in Lawrence. Politicians are pleased at the big figure as it means that the voters will be out in full force to cast their ballots for their favorite candidates."
  • "The dairy herd at Haskell Institute was subjected to another government inspection last week and it is said that a number of cows were found to be tubercular. However, the work of inspection has been delayed because of the hot weather and Superintendent Weise says there is no occasion for alarm. Because of the fact that Indians are more subject to tuberculosis than any other people the inspections come more often than they would under ordinary circumstances, which makes it appear that conditions among the cows are much worse than they really are."
  • "A sunflower stalk fourteen feet in height stands at the side of the door of Hutchings' Shoe Store. The sunflower grew in Mr. Hutshings' yard and is one of the tallest seen in Lawrence for some time."
  • "Buckskin Bill's Wild West show has been billed for Lawrence for next Monday, August 5. The contract was closed this morning and immediately the colored lithos began to go up announcing the 'Greatest Show on Earth.' The big tent will go up at Woodland Park."

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