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100 years ago: Proposed change in city government to head April ballot

March 10, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 10, 1913:

  • "There are just ten more days in which you can register. The city election will be held on April first and according to the laws all registration must cease ten days prior to the date of the election. So it will be too late to attempt to qualify after March 21st. This year the election will be one of the most important held in Lawrence for years. The question of whether or not this city shall adopt Commission Government heads the list and it is important that a full vote be cast at this time. But you cannot vote if you are not registered. Better get square with the city clerk at once and take no chances of finding that the books have been closed when you call at his office."
  • "Prof. W. H. Carruth, vice chancellor of the University of Kansas, has accepted the offer recently made him by Stanford University and will leave the University here at the end of the school year. An effort was made to keep Prof. Carruth here but the offer from Stanford was much better than any that could be made by K.U."
  • "Lee Shumaker, the young man from Manhattan who was arrested in Lawrence several weeks ago after he had cashed a number of bogus checks here, must serve a term in the Kansas Reformatory at Hutchinson. Shumaker pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Smart of the District Court and a term at Hutchinson is the result. The young man will be taken to the state institution in the near future.... It was learned this morning the young man is wanted in Manhattan for a similar offense and that a warrant has been issued for him on this charge. Sheriff Cummings was asked to detain him on that charge if he was released here."

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