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100 years ago: With fortune sewn into his coat, Indiana man relocates to Lawrence

October 21, 2012


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

  • "Governor W. R. Stubbs of Lawrence and candidate for the United States Senate from Kansas will make his only appearance before his home folks on Wednesday evening of this week. Governor Stubbs is leaving his campaign in this county to his friends at his home. He asks the state central committee to arrange for this meeting for him on Wednesday evening at the Bowersock theatre, which has been secured for the occasion. Governor Stubbs announces that he has something to tell his home folks and the entire evening will be turned over to him. The occasion will be made a Stubbs rally and the governor will be the only candidate to speak."
  • "Dr. Mark Beach of Clinton was quite severely injured this afternoon when his car turned over three miles from Clinton, pinning himself and his three year old son underneath the car. Dr. Beach was brought into Lawrence where it was found that he had sustained two broken ribs, a fractured jaw bone, a fractured shoulder, a broken tooth and a number of scratches and bruises. The child escaped without any injuries.... The accident was due to efforts that Dr. Beach made to avoid a dog that crossed in front of his car. When he turned to avoid a collision, the car skidded and then turned over."
  • "With $20,000 sewed in the back of his coat a man from Indiana is said to have traveled from his home state to Lawrence recently for the purpose of locating here. It is said that the discovery was made when the man was about to pay for some property that he has purchased here. Taking off his coat he proceeded to cut the threads that seemed to hold a patch in his coat and disclosed a wad of money that made those in the office take notice. He had a total of $20,000 sewed in his coat in this manner."
  • "The registration season is drawing to a close and all citizens who have neglected to register for the fall election should do so in the immediate future. The books close on Friday night of this week and after that it will be too late."


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