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100 years ago: Civil court docket includes musician complaints, tree damages

November 21, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 21, 1912:

  • “There are three more criminal cases to be heard this term of court, but they were continued until after the civil docket, which was opened this morning. Mr. F. Howard Hall, it is charged, took money from several local musicians with the understanding that he would book them for a number of musical entertainments which they claim he failed to do…. The first civil case taken up was that of Mrs. M. E. Holliday against the City of Baldwin for damages. It is charged that several shade trees in front of the property of Mrs. Holliday were killed by electric light wires which the city connected to the trees. The defense claims that the trees were not killed by electricity, but by an insect called elm bores, and that several trees in Baldwin are infected with these insects. There was quite a bit of difficulty in getting a jury to try this case.”
  • “The Kansas University soccer team took a victory from the British-Americans in Kansas City Saturday by a score of 4 to 1. The students exhibited good form and soon had their opponents going…. The Kansas team probably will meet a Scotch team from Topeka on Thursday of this week if a game can be scheduled. The Topeka team represents the Scotch Woolen Mills.”
  • “Dean C. H. Johnston of the School of Education and Superintendent Frank P. Smith of the city school system by putting their heads and pocketbooks together have secured a notable speaker on education for Wednesday, Dec. 18. Miss Anna E. George, the first American pupil and translator of the Montessori system of education, and head of the Montessori schools in Tarrytown, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., will lecture before the whole body of city school teachers and the whole student body of the School of Education and others interested. No educational event of recent years has made more stir than that of the Montessori methods of education. Many educational thinkers have taken an antagonistic attitude toward its central idea, many others hail it as a right-about-face in education.Tourists, especially American teachers, have in various and large groups flocked to Italy during the past summer to see Madame Dr. Maria Montessori herself and to inspect her famous ‘Children’s house.’”

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