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Archive for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

100 years ago: Railway accuses KU geology students of trespassing while on hike

January 21, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 21, 1914:

  • "As a result of a conference this morning between Santa Fe detectives and University authorities regarding the trespassing of a geology class on the right of way of the railroad Saturday, it was announced that the Chancellor would take up the matter with the students. In the meantime the Santa Fe officials are not even promising to let the matter pass over. The Santa Fe people say the students were walking on the right of way near Weaver Saturday when some of the boys began throwing rocks at telegraph insulators. A road foreman who saw them told them to stop. They replied by jeering, calling upon the foreman to 'Go crawl in the lake.' The officers say that even if they cannot prove the insulators the whole party can be fined for trespassing. The class was on a 'hike' in charge of Professor Twenhofel."
  • "The body of Augustine Castello, the Mexican murdered in East Lawrence Tuesday afternoon, will be buried tomorrow in the Catholic cemetery. Until today the man's name was thought to be Secondino Castello but the brother in signing the burial permit wrote the name Augustine Castello and swore that was correct. The body had lain in the Lesher and Power morgue all week and its disposition was uncertain until today when the brother made arrangements for the funeral."
  • "Vernon Dubach, a student in the University from Wathena, Kansas, received a painful injury late yesterday afternoon. With other students he was playing baseball in the street. One of the men knocked a 'hot liner.' Because of darkness Dubach did not see it and it struck him on the left cheek, knocking him to the pavement and causing a concussion of one of the facial arteries. Dubach rooms at 1007 Tennessee street."

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