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100 years ago: Douglas, Leavenworth counties unite to solve bridge problem

March 12, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 12, 1914:

  • "The Eudora bridge troubles are about to be ironed out. The boards of county commissioners of Douglas and Leavenworth counties are conferring at Eudora today and it is believed an amicable arrangement will be reached. The trouble has come about because the records of Leavenworth county were burned and there is nothing there to show that the county has not paid its part of the last work. Our commissioners have offered to furnish affidavits or any other evidence that was needed in order to show the bill was not paid. The present members of the board were not there when the debt was contracted. No difficulty is expected to stand in the way of making a fair settlement. The new work on the bridge is demanded and it is believed that today everything will be settled satisfactorily. The repair work will be pushed as soon as an agreement is reached. It is badly needed."
  • "According to Edgar L. Street, engineer and general manager of the Lawrence Water Company, that corporation is inclined to adopt a 'waiting policy' following the defeat of the proposition to purchase the company's property. Mr. Street returned to Lawrence today and was not inclined to make any definite statement regarding the next step to be taken by his company. Mr. Street evaded direct questions by stating that he would require time to recover from the blow dealt by the voters on Tuesday before taking any further action.... Mayor E. U. Bond this morning stated that he thought it would be advisable for the present administration to notify the Water Company to make needed extensions in order that there would be no water shortage this summer. 'The ground water supply must be developed,' stated the mayor, 'and I hope to see the council give the company the proper notice so that there will be no delay in the change of administration. We want fire protection and plenty of water and I believe the company can be forced to supply it.'"
  • "Little Mary Louise Marsh, a pupil in the Fourth A of Central, was slightly injured this morning on the school ground. The child fell from the top of the retaining wall to the sidewalk. She sustained a bad bump but it is not thought that the accident will prove at all serious."
  • "Resolutions requesting that local labor be employed on public contracts in the city of Lawrence were passed last night at the meeting of the South Side Improvement League. The passage of this resolution following the claims that a number of outside men were to be brought here to work on one of the contracts for paving recently awarded by the city of Lawrence. The club holds that it would be unfair to Lawrence men and to the city for a contractor to take such a move."
  • "At a dinner served the basketball team at K. U. last night at the home of Coach W. O. Hamilton, Ray Dunmire of Lawrence was elected to the captaincy of the team next year. Dunmire is a Lawrence boy and a star guard of two seasons on the varsity five. He has played a fast, hard game and should prove a strong leader for the Jayhawkers next year. 'Stuffy' learned his basketball in Lawrence and was one of the stellar performers for the Lawrence High school in seasons past."
  • "The date for the High school commencement has been announced for June fifth. It will be held in the Bowersock Theater."
  • "E. C. Brook of Lawrence yesterday traded an 800-acre Linn County farm for a flat in Kansas City. The property is located at 2324 Forest Avenue."

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