From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 2, 1913:
- "A fall from the fire escape on the south side of the Fraternal Aid Building last night about 10:30 o'clock caused the death of Walter Ecke, 17 year old son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Ecke of this city. The boy fell a distance of about sixty feet.... Other boys rushed to his aid, but he was unconscious when the arrived and died a few minutes later in the office of Dr. E. R. Keith to which he had been carried by his companions.... Lawrence boys have long been in the habit of climbing up the fire escapes of the F.A.A. building when dances are in progress within, just to look on. It was for this purpose that Walter Ecke ascended the fire escape last night. The Alpha Tau Omega Annual Spring Party was going on inside the hall and perhaps a dozen boys were looking on from the fire escapes outside.... The tragedy of last night was one which has been feared for some time."
- "Floyd Winters, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolly Winters of Vinland, was drowned late yesterday afternoon in a cistern at the Funk blacksmith shop. The father had brought some work up to the shop and was accompanied by his two little boys. He left them playing at the wagon but later found that the younger was gone. A search for the child was begun and for two hours the parents and others searched for the missing boy. At seven o'clock last night they found his lifeless body in the cistern. Evidently the little fellow's play led him to the curb of the cistern and then to his death in the water below.... The tragedy causes much sorrow in the entire county."
- "Late this afternoon Justice J. B. Wilson bound Ross Phenicie over to the District Court to stand trial for the death of L. N. Crell last Saturday afternoon. Phenicie, driving a car, struck Crell in North Lawrence killing him almost instantly. The coroner's jury held that the man's death was due to careless and negligent driving on the part of Phenicie. Phenicie's bond was fixed at $500 which was given and the young man released."
- "Kansas and Manhattan track teams are at it this afternoon on McCook Field. The Jayhawker went into the meet confident and with the dope in their favor. The Aggies had hopes of springing a surprise or two on the Jayhawkers and fans were led to expect a rather classy exhibition."
- "Dr. Gillispie reports this morning a case of small pox which was discovered yesterday. The case is a very mild form of the disease and will be thoroughly isolated from the public. The man is a stranger in town, coming here from Kansas City. He will be taken to the county farm where he will be quarantined in a tent until absolutely recovered from the disease."