Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2012

100 years ago: After summer renovations, Haskell ready for new year

September 6, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 6, 1912:

  • "A lone man boarded a westbound Missouri Pacific train in Osage City last night and held up the conductor and auditor and cleaned out the smoker. When the train stopped west of town the robber jumped off and escaped. He obtained about twenty dollars."
  • "Preparation is now the order of things at Haskell Institute for the Indian boys and girls go back to their books and shops on next Monday morning after the summer's vacation. Not a great number leave during the summer, but there are some who visit their homes during the vacation time and are now returning to the school.... All of the buildings have been gone over and repaired and the equipment added to and improved.... The Haskell Print Shop has also been greatly improved. $3,000 was expended by the government for equipment for this shop and it is now one of the best equipped departments of the school. The Printing Course is one of the most popular at the school."
  • "Another dog has been killed on suspicion of being mad. The animal was seen in the alley between Massachusetts and Vermont streets in the 800 block last night. He was running about acting queerly and a policeman was sent for. Officer Silverthorn responded to the call and the dog was killed before anyone was bitten."
  • "The Lawrence motorcycle club is preparing to fight the enforcement of the anti-tank riding ordinance which was passed at the meeting of the city council held on Tuesday night. The pop-pop riders declare that the city cannot legislate against this and probably will ask for a test case to try out the new ordinance. The motorcyclists are inclined to believe that the city has overstepped itself and that no restriction can be placed upon the number of passengers that they can carry upon their machines and where they may ride."


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