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Archive for Saturday, June 30, 2012

100 years ago: Baseball, band concerts, and boiling water

June 30, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 30, 1912:

  • "There are eighteen more children of school age in the city of Lawrence this summer than there were last year according to the figures of the school census taker who made his report to the board of education last night. There are a total of 3,205 children in Lawrence of school age. Of this number 2,694 are white and 511 are colored, showing the white children to be five-sixths of the entire number. Further figures show that there are 99 more girls than boys."
  • "For the first time in many years the summer season is slipping by without the usual band concerts in the city parks. The band is playing once or twice a week at Woodland, but so far no concerts have been given in Central or South parks."
  • "Prof. W. C. Hoad today stated that the city water is again in good condition and that the boiling can now safely be ceased. Daily tests of the water are to be made and the University to keep close watch on the water."
  • "Twilight baseball players are in pursuit of the dimes now and are planning an advance sale of tickets to the Thursday game at Woodland Park. These tickets are to be put on sale at the Journal-World office, Gazette office, Y.M.C.A., Smith's News Depot and Sol. Marks. There is every indication that this will prove to be a good game of ball and Lawrence baseball fans who love the sport should dig up their thin dimes and help the Twilight athletes along."
  • "Kenneth Hayden, a Lawrence boy, was killed near Winona, Kansas, this morning when he fell beneath a moving train. Hayden's home is in Lawrence and he is the son of William Hayden of this city. The body will be brought to Lawrence for burial. The accident occurred just as the Union Pacific freight No. 154 was leaving the yards at Winona, Kansas. It is said that Hayden was stealing a ride and in some way lost his footing when the train started and was thrown underneath the wheels. He was picked up by the train crew and placed in the caboose but died shortly afterward."

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