From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 28, 1912:
- "Two Massachusetts street buildings have been examined and found to be unsafe and are in danger of being condemned by the city council. Fire Chief Reinisen has investigated these suspicious walls and reported to the fire committee of the council that they are unsafe. If this committee finds sufficient grounds the buildings may be condemned by the council at the regular meeting on next Monday night. These buildings are the Learnard building at 710 Massachusetts street occupied by the Moak Billiard Hall and the Fairfax Hotel; and the Foster building at 708 Massachusetts street.... Unsound and shaking walls were found at both of these buildings and it is stated that they are both unsafe and in a dangerous condition. The front wall of the Learnard building is the worst there while the other walls are also said to be in bad condition. At the other building it is the other wall that is in poor condition. Both of these walls are made of old native brick and time has worn them away. They are both old buildings having done many years of service.... The Patee theatre building is not one of those that has been found unsafe. The building occupied by the show adjoins one of those that has been reported as in poor condition, but is separated from it by a solid stone wall that has been found in good condition."
- "At the state contract awarding at Topeka yesterday the Theo. Poehler Mer. Co., through Mr. Smithmeyer, secured a contract for supplying the State Charitable Institutions with the following for the six months beginning July 1: 31,700 pounds navy beans; 13,000 pounds lima beans; 180 dozen green string beans; 108 cases breakfast food; 310 Sunburst Premium Chocolate; 2,360 pounds Sunburst Corn Starch; 16,300 pounds soda crackers; 300 pounds Graham crackers; 198 dozen Sunburst Hominy; 2,500 dozen Sunburst peas.... 2,000 pounds roasted coffee, 1,542 sacks granulated sugar; 2,500 pounds Japan tea; 6,450 pounds plug tobacco. This speaks well for the Poehler Mercantile company that such a large number of these contracts were landed. The Poehler House has the distinction of being the largest shipper on the Kansas lines of the Santa Fe system."
- "Convention Hall, Baltimore -- The Bryan-Wilson progressives won another victory in the Democratic convention today when the delegates overturned the report of the credentials committee and seated 10 Wilson delegates from South Dakota. Wilson supporters claimed that the vote made the nomination of Wilson a practical certainty."