From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for August 9, 1913:
- "Among the survivors of the Quantrell Raid and Massacre that are to be remembered at the memorial exercises this month are the buildings that passed through the raid and still remain in Lawrence. The committee is making every effort to locate all of these old buildings and has already found a number of them. But there are others and the committee asks the co-operation of the citizens in locating the remainder so that all of them can be suitably marked by the date of the memorial."
- "Mayor Bond this morning sounded a warning which should be taken at its full value by Lawrence people. The continued drouth, the heat and the wind cause a serious condition to exist just now, but there is an added factor which makes matters much worse -- the water shortage. Four fires were reported yesterday and the water supply was heavily drawn upon. Another fire broke out but was extinguished without the aid of the fire department. Five fires in less than 24 hours is something entirely new in Lawrence, and it brings the city face to face with the proposition of a serious fire loss unless extreme precaution is exercised to avoid these fires. Had one of these blazes occurred in the business district and obtained any headway, heavy losses would no doubt have been incurred. Mayor Bond's warning is a very opportune one and should demand careful consideration."
- "RELIEF IS PROMISED: Weather Forecast for Kansas -- Thunderstorms tonight or tomorrow. Cooler. -- Today was a warm one in Lawrence.... The promise of rain caused a rise in spirits here today and the precipitation will be heartily welcome when it comes.... The Wichita churches will offer up prayer tomorrow for rain. At a meeting of pastors here today the move was inaugurated. The call asks that as many churches as possible join and requests that the Christians singly keep up the prayers for rain until rain comes."
- "John Houck is adding some new improvements to his barber shop in the 900 block on Massachusetts street. He is obtaining more space and is planning on putting in some more chairs as well as fixing up a smoking room."
- "Lawrence is to have two big bargain days, August 22 and 23. On these days the shoppers who come to this city will obtain such bargains at the Lawrence stores as they have never been able to secure here before. Lawrence merchants are anxious to get the people to come to this city, and they are to make handsome inducements on these two special days. The Journal-World and the local merchants are co-operating in this scheme, which has proven to be very successful in other cities where it has been tried. The idea of this sale is to make a special effort to bring people to Lawrence to trade during what is known as the dull season.... The Journal-World has arranged to have a plentiful supply of ice cold lemonade and will serve it free to all visitors to the office on those two days. A competent young man will be in charge to see that every one is supplied.... The Patee and Oread Theaters, with splendid co-operation offer the use of their theaters free during the afternoons of August 22 and 23 until the hour of 6 p.m. to all visitors from the surrounding country and towns. The Merchants' Association will advertise its regular rebate proposition for the return of railway fares and arrangements will be made to meet certain trains without cost to the visitors."