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100 years ago: Neighborhood residents protest paving of alley

January 27, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 27, 1914:

  • "Another Kansas statute is to be tested out in court. At least certain property owners in Lawrence are threatening to bring suit against the city of Lawrence to restrain the city from paving a certain alley in this city. The city council acting under a law making it possible for a council to order by resolution the paving of a connecting alley or street between two parallel and paved streets has ordered the paving of the alley first west of Vermont street between Ninth and Tenth streets. At the session of the city council held last Monday night a protest said to be signed by a majority of the property owners along this alley was rejected by the council and the work of paving is to proceed. The council held that it was necessary that this improvement be made at this time and determined to do so over the protest of these people. This action has led to the threat that suit will be filed in an effort to block the work."
  • "Judge H. E. Benson of the city police court today forecasted stringent methods in the matter of dealing with violators of the city's humane ordinance when he inflicted the maximum penalty of $100 fine and thirty days in the city jail about one Ples Carter, convicted of cruelty to a sick horse. Carter is a laborer and lives at 801 Indiana street. He was immediately confined in the city jail to begin service on his sentence.... Last Friday Carter was said to have attempted to lead the horse in North Lawrence when the animal was sick. Witnesses stated that the horse attempted to lie down and acted sick but that Carter tried to force it to go."

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