Archive for Tuesday, September 3, 2013

100 years ago: Lake View in need of lake water

September 3, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 3, 1913:

  • "The water question is becoming a serious matter with the club at Lake View as well as the rest of the community. The lake is nearly dry and unless some rain falls pretty soon the damage will be considerable. At a meeting held last Saturday of the board of directors a plan to build a pumping station was discussed and a committee appointed to investigate the plausibility of the scheme. However figures which were rendered showed that by pumping a six inch stream into the lake it would take three months to obtain three feet of water, providing the plant worked all the time. This would be very expensive and the results would be doubtful. There will be another meeting next Saturday and a report of the special committee will be received on this matter."
  • "Drillers this morning began the quest for oil in Douglas county. Everything was put in readiness yesterday at the Thatcher farm in Wakarusa township, and the drilling began this morning. It will be at least two weeks before the results of the effort will be known, according to the drillers. They plan to go down from 1,200 to 1,500 feet in their efforts to locate oil. If the first effort is a failure the men announce that they will drill wells elsewhere in the county, as they have obtained other leases."
  • "Because he rode a prancing steed at the head of the Yankee Robinson circus parade here last month the city fathers last night declared that Marshal E. E. Meyers had been guilty of a violation of the city's code of ethics and assessed a fine against the police chief. The fine to be one case of ginger ale to be delivered at the council chamber immersed in ice at the session next Monday night."
  • "Revival services are being held at the North Lawrence Methodist church and are meeting with great success. Rev. Chas. L. Frank, pastor of the church, has charge of the services. Rev. Frank has had ten years experience with success in pastoral, missionary and evangelistic work. The first services were a success and spiritual and a number said, 'It's good to be there.'"


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