From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 26, 1913:
- "Several queries have come to different members of the fair association as to the advisability of entering the corn and wheat contest at the Douglas county fair. The different farmers give as their reason in asking the fact that the corn this year is generally poor all over the county and the fact that there were so many entries last year that a great many were left out when it came to awarding the prizes. The fact is there ought to be more entries this year than there were last year for the simple reason that the corn generally is below the average and naturally the best corn in any field would have a fine show toward winning the prizes. It is a fact that there are a great many fields over the county which are showing some good corn. Now if the farmers would go out and pick the best ten ears out of those fields they could find and bring them in they would more than likely bring a winner. The same way with other fields. Merely because there has been a drouth should not stop the enthusiasm in the corn and wheat contest. On the other hand it should make it more keen and competition better for the simple reason there is an equal chance for everybody."
- "W. M. Hazeltine, who is here for the reunion of survivors of Quantrell's raid, has another point of interest to Kansas people other than that he was in this raid. Mr. Hazeltine invented Lincoln pie. For years this was the favorite food for thousands of people. It was inexpensive, and you got such a large piece for a nickel that it made a meal. Many a farmer could recall that he went to town and for his dinner bought a square of Lincoln pie. In those days it was not the custom for country people to buy anything to eat in town at all. They did not have much money and preferred going home hungry. But the youths had to have something and a nickel's worth of cheese and crackers was not in it with Lincoln pie. Mr. Hazeltine invented this pie, thus filling a long felt want and there are thousands of men in this country who smack their lips even now as they think of it and bless the man who invented it. Long live Wm. Hazeltine. Long may his famous pie wave."
- "Mrs. Charlotte Coleman was arraigned in police court this morning on a charge of maintaining a disorderly house at 815 Vermont street. She entered a plea of not guilty and will be tried tomorrow morning. Toots Coleman and Annie Carmack, charged with being inmates of this house, will also be tried tomorrow morning."