From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 9, 1913:
- "Editor Journal-World. Your report of the assault upon me by Dick Nightingale was misleading. I have been away from Lawrence for four months and the time I was struck with the gas pipe was the second time I had seen Mrs. Nightingale for over four months. There could have been no comment among the neighbors about me.... I called at 11:15 to collect for the Price Co. Mrs. Nightingale and her mother-in-law both came to the door and I talked about my business. I did not speak to either of the ladies alone. I turned to leave and while walking down the front stairs to get in my buggy I was struck on the head from behind and knocked down and again struck on the head by Dick Nightingale, who had been hiding somewhere. I had never seen him before. His wife always had acted reservedly when I had called there to collect and I have never remained at the door more than a few minutes. I ask you to please publish this correction inasmuch as your report was unjust to Mrs. Nightingale as well as to myself. J. B. LUTZ."
- "An effort to save a water bucket from destruction by Rock Island train number 35, westbound, this morning, cost the life of Herman D. Peel, aged 26 years, a Union Pacific bridge carpenter. The accident occurred at the Mud Creek Bridge, about two miles east of Lawrence, shortly before 9:30 o'clock this morning. Not realizing the nearness of the train Peel seems to have deliberately placed himself in a position which cost him his life. As he reached for the bucket the train struck him and hurled him down the embankment. Death was instant. The body was horribly mangled and cut and several bones were broken.... Peel was a member of a bridge gang which has been doing some repair work at the Mud Creek bridge. His home is in Junction City, Kan. Relatives there were notified of the accident and the father and brother came to Lawrence to take the body back home."
- "It will be with a feeling of pride that two hundred and fifty boys and girls living in the east side of the city will enter the New York street school building for the first time this year Monday morning. From one of the most dilapidated and inconvenient school buildings in the city, the New York school has been transformed into one that vies in appearance with any of the others and is convenient as the best. Probably the most striking feature of the repairs at a glance is the outside appearance of the building. The dilapidated walls of crumbling brick erected in 1872 have been stuccoed, giving the appearance of the most modern construction. A large roomy annex of re-enforced concrete has been added to the southwest corner.... Inside, the woodwork has been re-finished, floors and plastering repaired and new blackboards installed. A concrete sidewalk, twenty feet wide, extending from the main door to the sidewalk on New York street has added much to the appearance of the school yard. The repairs on the building cost the city about $13,500."