From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 1, 1912:
- "The article in yesterday's Journal-World in reference to razing the old Donnelly house at Rhode Island and Quincy [11th], called to the mind of Gordon Grovenor the rejoicing there was when Mr. Donnelly dug his well at that place and found an abundance of water. The water was found at a depth of sixteen feet and so strong was the flow that nothing could be done toward walling up the well until several loads of rock had been thrown into it. Later a well was dug for the old mill about a block farther east and enough water was found to supply the boilers."
- "September 1912 was only a very ordinary month according to the records kept at the University by Prof. H. P. Cady. No records were broken by the month whatever, although it was somewhat cooler, cloudier, and drier than the average month of September. The most striking feature in connection with the weather of the month is the contrast between the temperature of the first two weeks and the last two weeks. September opened with a series of about 10 hot days on which the temperature was about 90 and closed with a drop almost to the freezing point."
- "'Battle-scared heroes.' That phrase once brought unpleasant notoriety to a well-meaning man who failed to write what he meant and found through bitter experience what the omission of one letter may mean in a written word. Could the same thing happen to you? If so, why? With the New Websterian 1912 Dictionary, Illustrated, at your elbow you can avoid such pitfalls as writing 'angle' when you mean 'angel.' Some person might take offense at being called 'a perfect angle.' Think of what a vast difference there is between 'stationery' and 'stationary,' 'planning' and 'planing,' and the hundreds of other comparisons which can be culled from a dictionary. Then clip six consecutive coupons from issues of The Journal-World and prepare yourself to avoid mistakes and trouble."