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Archive for Saturday, January 12, 2013

100 years ago: Local man recovering from wood-cutting accident

January 12, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 12, 1913:

  • "Jack Parnell who is usually a mighty lively article is now going about on crutches as the result of a broken leg. The accident occurred a month ago but Parnell was so quiet about it that even his neighbor failed to find it out for some time. Parnell was working in the timber when a small tree he had cut down became caught in another and loosening it, the butt of the tree mashed his foot, pinning it to another tree. With some difficulty Parnell extricated himself and then made his way home a mile and a half. It was nearly night, was getting cold and there was no one to help him or to whom he could get word so he made it home with one bone badly mashed just above the ankle. The break is mending well and no permanent injury is anticipated."
  • "A young man, and a stranger in Lawrence, was taken into custody by the police last night for the purpose of investigation. The fellow flashed two fifty dollar bills at a restaurant in the city and excited the suspicion of the proprietor and also of the officers. An investigation failed to show any reason for holding the man and he was released."
  • "This weather is bad on horses. In some places it is almost impossible to get along. In some cities the plan of sprinkling the bad places with sand has been tried to good advantage. The horses in Lawrence are suffering today, especially on the hills leading to the university. Near the bridge is another bad place. If it will help in Kansas City it will help in Lawrence. The situation is so bad on days like this that something ought to be done. Mayor Bishop and Street Commissioner Fitzpatrick can do a service to the horses by looking into this."
  • "Mrs. A. L. Carl is seriously sick with pneumonia. Mrs. Carl is well known as the head of the cloak department at Weaver's and is the mother of C. C. and Owen Carl, well known clothing men."
  • "In the basketball game yesterday afternoon at the Y.M.C.A. between the Lawrence Business College and the Kaw Valley teams, the L.B.C. boys took the Kaw Valley bunch into camp by the score of 24 to 23. The game was a hard fought contest and was only decided in the last few minutes of play."

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