From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 8, 1912:
- "The two covered wagons which leave Lawrence tonight are not headed back for a visit with 'wife's folks' but contain six young men from the University of Kansas, who are to spend nine weeks leading the simple life and studying the fish, reptiles, mollusks and crustaceans that are terrorizing Eastern Kansas. The party is headed by R. D. Lindsay, but is working under the direction of Dr. C. E. McClung for the Zoological section of the State Biological Survey.... Besides giving attention to the work of the department, they will also give some attention to insects."
- "Lawrence tomorrow will entertain a large number of visitors who will come here in their gasoline vehicles. It was learned today that the Leavenworth Auto Club will send a large delegation to the University city tomorrow to spend the day.... The autoists are to leave Leavenworth at 9 o'clock in the morning with their cars decorated in flags and Leavenworth pennants. A total of fifteen car owners are planning to make the trip. The cars are to start at two minute intervals. It is planned to make the trip in three hours which will bring the cars into Lawrence at 12 o'clock."
- "As the prisoners were being taken to the rock pile this morning, Sam Jackson, better known as 'Catfish,' broke away on Winthrop street and ran south in the alley west of Massachusetts street. Five shots were fired at him It is thought that one hit him but he did not stop. He continued on his way up the alley, ran across the Quincy school grounds and South Park, then started west near Hancock street and disappeared over the hill. He has not been recaptured."
- "Knut Ketels, the father of the Ketels brothers and of Mrs. Barteldes and Mrs. Uhrlaub, has long been known to the people of Lawrence and surrounding country, but no one suspected that he had literary ability until now at the age of eighty-six he has published a book. The book is entitled 'How I Came to be a Sailor' and tells of the experiences of Mr. Ketels when as a boy of 13 he became a sailor and sailed the high seas for seven years retiring as second mate. It is full of interesting experiences and will interest the young as much as a tale of the Indians and the Wild West. It is now sixty-six years since Mr. Ketels left the sea and it is wonderful how well he remembers the various incidents connected with his life as a sailor. The book will be on sale at the Barteldes Seed Store where Mr. Ketels has long made headquarters."