Archive for Friday, April 19, 2013

100 years ago: Train with ‘fish car’ makes Lawrence stop

April 19, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 19, 1913:

  • "The 'Angler,' private car of the Department of Fish and Game of the State of Kansas, whose function is to carry fish to the people of the State of Kansas, arrived in Lawrence at 8:30 last night and remained on a siding at the Santa Fe Depot until 8:30 this morning. The car was in charge of Prof. L. L. Dyche, State Fish and Game Warden. The 'Angler' is out on its second trip of the week and is about to complete the delivery of 25,000 fish to the fish raisers of the state of Kansas.... The fish car is divided into two sections, the fish compartments and the attendants' compartments. There are a total of fourteen tanks in the car in which the fish are carried. The car on this trip was carrying three species of the finny tribe. Gold Fish, Giant Crappie and Blue Gill Sun Fish. In the other end of the car is a sleeper, diner and kitchen, where Professor Dyche lives while out on these trips."
  • "Fire this noon completely destroyed the home of Mrs. Lizzie Childs, 535 Wisconsin street, together with all of the contents of the house. The loss is estimated at about $1,500. Insurance to the amount of $600 was carried on the house. The cause of the fire is unknown. The lost property represented the savings of many years and it is a severe blow to the woman. Two years ago the Childs home was wrecked by the storm which swept this city. Shortly afterward the husband died. Only recently the widow completed her home, today it was all lost. There was a mortgage which will take all of the insurance. It is a heavy loss and leaves the woman in a most destitute condition."
  • "Despondency is believed to have caused Mrs. Pauline Urech, 909 Indiana, to swallow four ounces of carbolic acid shortly after noon today. The poison caused almost instant death. Mrs. Urech was an old resident of Lawrence, this town having been her home for a number of years. She was 72 years old. For a number of years she and her daughter, Mrs. Lena Urech, have been making their home at 909 Indiana. The aged woman is said to have been rather despondent for some time. This noon she entered her room and apparently swallowed the contents of a four ounce bottle of carbolic acid. Her daughter was at home at the time and found her mother shortly after the poison had been taken. Physicians were summoned but arrived to late to save the woman."
  • "Poets who have been hunting the Muse should wait no longer, but should go at once to the Administration building at the University and see the collection of beautiful pictures exhibited by the members of the local Camera Club. The most hard-headed business man in town will find himself growing sentimental before he has spent fifteen minutes before these pictures. He will find nature in all of her moods.... This exhibit costs nothing to see but your time, and tomorrow is the last day."


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