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Archive for Monday, November 26, 2012

100 years ago: Woman comes to Lawrence in search of kidnapped daughter

November 26, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 26, 1912:

  • “Believing that her daughter had been kidnapped by the girl’s father, Mrs. W. P. Ballard of Lecompton arrived in Lawrence this afternoon in search of the child and to appeal to the county authorities to aid her in recovering her daughter, and in apprehending the man whom she believes stole the child. Mrs. Ballard stated before she left Lecompton that she believed her daughter was kidnapped by her husband, with whom she has not been living…. From Lecompton comes a story of family trouble in the Ballard family which has been brewing for some time. A month ago the mother swore out a warrant charging her husband with disturbing her peace and the latter was arrested and was placed under orders to leave his wife and her family alone.”
  • “Mrs. Cora Cunningham of 1338 Ohio street was the victim of a very peculiar accident yesterday evening. She was walking in the 900 block on Massachusetts street and in front of the Bell Music store a screen on an upper window in some manner became unfastened and fell to the sidewalk striking Miss Cunningham. She was rendered unconscious for a short time but soon revived and no ill effects were expected.”
  • “A small blaze in the Woodlawn school occasioned by a gas stove created quite a scare this morning. However, the pupils were marched out of the building in order and the blaze was soon extinguished with little loss other than a few minutes of school time. The blaze was discovered in the floor beneath a stove burning gas. The heat had penetrated through a sheet of tin and two thicknesses of asbestos and set the floor on fire.”
  • “A crowd of about 9,000 people saw the Kansas-Missouri game played on McCook Field last Saturday afternoon according to practically completed figures made by Manager W. O. Hamilton of K.U. And these 9,000 people paid about $18,000 for the privilege of seeing this game. These figures are not final but they are close to the exact financial results of the first Kansas-Missouri game played in Lawrence.”

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