100 years ago: Visiting golfers ‘enthusiastic’ about playing on new Lawrence course

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 4, 1915:

  • “Monday next from twelve to twenty members of the Ottawa Country Club will be in Lawrence by invitation of the Lawrence Country Club, and the golf teams of the two clubs will play on the Lawrence links adjacent to the Country Club House. Luncheon will be served at noon, from the Eldridge House. The Lawrence golf course is considered one of the most difficult in this or any adjoining state. It is a nine-hole course, starting at the brow of the hill and covering practically all of the eighty acres leased of Mrs. Foley. It is a model zigzag course, with hazards of natural ditches, stone ledges and trees. Golf players are enthusiastic about the Lawrence course.”
  • “Fate was kind to the driver of a big team of horses belonging to H. Daniels, a farmer living near Lake View this morning, and when the wagon and team both ran over him he escaped with a cut on the forehead and some slight bruises. The driver was unloading milk cans at the Union Pacific railway station when his team became frightened, and backed suddenly breaking the tongue of the wagon. The horses then started to run and the driver leaped from the wagon and seized the bits. However he could not stop the frightened animals and losing his hold was thrown under their feet. One horse and the wagon passed over his body but the man got up scarcely hurt and started after his team. The horses were finally caught outside of the city limits.”
  • “Some vandal who has no regard for other people’s property has marred several store windows in Lawrence with a diamond or other hard substance, so property owners say, and several of them are up in arms about the matter. The front of Carroll’s news depot has several long scratches in the glass and is marred so that it is almost ruined. The plate glass is very expensive.”
  • “Robert Krum recently bought of T. Collins an old frame dwelling at 705 New Hampshire street, removing it to 740 Rhode Island street, that was built in 1867, by Mrs. Mary C. Killam who has resided in North Lawrence for many years. The old house excited considerable attention, partly because of its age, and much because it is largely built of black walnut that Mr. Krum declares would be easily worth $200 per 1,000 feet but for the nail holes. In fact, there is more than enough walnut in it to be worth at least as much as a building would cost if built at this time of the material that commonly enters into the modern dwelling. Next to this old house, to the northward, stands another dwelling owned by Mr. Collins, presumably built practically of the same material, that is a few years older than the one he sold Mr. Krum. It also is of much historical interest, and it too was built by Mrs. Killam, who at that time owned the three lots at 701, 703 and 705.”
  • “Charles Nation was arrested at Ottawa yesterday on the complaint of his wife who lives here. He is charged with desertion and non-support and is now a lodger at Sheriff Cummings’ county hotel. The date for his trial has not yet been set.”
  • “Dee Smith has returned from a visit to Sapulpa, Okla., and reports Oklahoma crops are suffering from the rainfall and the rivers are very high.”