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100 years ago: Sheriff returns to Lawrence with wanted man, reports on crop conditions out west

November 1, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 1, 1913:

  • "Sheriff W. J. Cummings returned last night from a trip to Gallup, New Mexico, bringing with him Nevin S. Tolleson, wanted here for passing a bogus check for $65. Tolleson waived preliminary haring today and was bound over to the district court charged with obtaining money under false pretenses.... The sheriff says western Kansas looks much better than last summer. He says there is a great deal of wheat sown and that it is looking well. New Mexico, as he saw it, is a desert, and he traveled to the last station this side of Arizona. He saw a great number of Indians, especially Navajos, near Gallup which is only a few miles from a large reservation."
  • "Governor George H. Hodges and ex-Governor Edward W. Hoch of Kansas will be two of the principal, if not the principal, orators at the Biennial Convention of the Anti-Saloon League of America to be held at Columbus, November 10-13. This affair will attract fully 20,000 persons from all parts of the country to Columbus. All denominations and all moral organizations will be largely represented and in every way this meeting will mark an epoch in the social progress of America.... On November 9 more than 1,000,000 children will simultaneously sign the Lincoln-Lee total abstinence pledge in Sunday schools all over the country.... as the opening of the nation-wide campaign looking to a prohibition amendment to the federal constitution. This amendment will prohibit all traffic in alcohol."
  • "Fire thought to have been caused by mice gnawing matches, caused damage totalling $1,000 at the K. U. Cafe, 1009 Massachusetts street at 11 o'clock last night. The fire was not discovered until the kitchen of the establishment was aflame. When an alarm was turned in two streams were played on the fire and it was quickly extinguished. The damage was covered by insurance."
  • "Prof. L. N. Flint of the department of journalism of the University took his class in advertising to Kansas City this morning. The students are spending the day at the various newspaper plants observing how a big daily is run."
  • "Mr. and Mrs. I. Bullene will celebrate the sixty-sixth anniversary of their wedding on Monday. During more than half a century of this time they have lived in Lawrence. Their long life together has been great and they have enjoyed it mightily. Sixty-six years is a long time, but their friends hope they will live to enjoy several more anniversaries. It is very unusual to celebrate the sixty-sixth anniversary."

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