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100 years ago: Charges brought against man for attack at train yards

December 21, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 21, 1913:

  • "Charges of assault and battery were preferred today against Walter Peterson held in the county jail in connection with a train hold-up in the Union Pacific yards on Sunday evening. Peterson is charged with attacking J. C. Thompson, conductor, and John W. Hadley, porter of the train. It is alleged that Peterson struck at the conductor with a knife and cut his trousers. It is further charged that he struck the porter with a bottle inflicting a wound on his head. Peterson's bond has been fixed at $500 on each count. Trial is set for December 24. In default of a bond Peterson remains in the county jail."
  • "Charley Prentice, who was stricken with uremic poisoning last week, continues to improve. Mr. Prentice is a fighter and will not give up. It is expected that he will be at his post in the police department again soon."
  • "Whooping cough and measles are extremely dangerous, according to a bulletin issued yesterday by the state board of control. The bulletin is sent out to physicians and newspapers, warning against carelessness in dealing with these two diseases, generally regarded as necessary afflictions of childhood. Last year measles caused as many deaths in Kansas as did scarlet fever, twenty times as many as smallpox. Whooping cough caused more deaths than diphtheria, smallpox or measles."
  • "Kansas City, Mo. -- An investigation of an alleged promiscuous sale of milk among the foreign population of Kansas City, Kansas, near the stock yards was begun by representatives of the Kansas Board of Health today under orders from Dr. Crumbine, secretary of the board. Dr. Crumbine said that he had received information that foreign women had been visiting the stock yards and milking every cow and goat they could find without regard to the animal's condition of health and that the milk so obtained was peddled in the foreign quarters."
  • "Rolla Harvey, an alleged bootlegger, was killed and two other men wounded in Bonner Springs today in a battle that ensued when a posse of fifteen men surrounded the city hall building on the second floor of which Harvey was suspected of conducting a 'joint.' More than fifty shots were fired."

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