Archive for Monday, November 11, 2013

100 years ago: New plan for cross-Kansas highway would bypass Lawrence

November 11, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 11, 1913:

  • "An effort seems to be on foot to leave Lawrence off the Golden Belt Auto Route through Kansas. Just what will be the result of this effort is uncertain, but Lawrence people might do well to take some interest in the matter and see that the town is not left out like this. The plan of those who would do this is to change the course of the road, running it directly west from Bonner Springs on the north side of the river and connecting with the Golden Belt north of this city. This plan would leave the University town entirely off the map. Just how well organized this effort is is not known just now but a warning should be in order."
  • "The University Club will formally open its new home at 1420 Ohio street on Friday evening on Friday evening of this week at 8 o'clock. The House has just been finished, all of the furniture and equipment installed and everything ready for the comfort and convenience of the members of the club."
  • "Hearing of evidence in the case of the State of Kansas versus L. S. Freeman occupied all of the time at today's session of the district court. In this case the defendant is charged with the crime of mayhem, the specific charge being that he bit Charles Gilmore on the ear in a dispute at the Gilmore farm north of Lawrence on July 11."
  • "The city of Cleveland, Ohio, is in the throes of the worst storm ever known in the city's history. Cut off from the remainder of the world the food supply of the city is rapidly diminishing and there is imminent danger of a famine. Cleveland is buried under twenty-one inches of snow, its streets filled with a tangled mass of broken and twisted wires and thousands upon thousands of its inhabitants in imminent danger of suffering for lack of food. Three persons have been killed, ten missing and believed to have been frozen to death and a great steamship stranded on the beach, its captain and twenty-two sailors waiting for death that may come at any moment because of the mountainous seas rolling in from Lake Erie.... Normal conditions cannot be restored within a week. Conditions have been growing worse since Monday night when half of the city was plunged into darkness, the lighting plant being blown down by the gale. At least three thousand trolley, telegraph and telephone poles within the city have been blown down. So great was the paralysis of transportation facilities that some deemed it best to let the dead lie in places where they had died, and no funerals will be held until the storm abated. There has been no delivery of groceries, bread, milk or coal since Saturday.... All the schools have been closed and many school houses thrown open to the homeless."


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