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MERGED BY PACKERS . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
MERGED BY PACKERS . Chicago , March 25 . —Consolidation of ^ the seven packing companies T » ought last summer by the Armour , Swift and Morris interests as a preliminary step to the general consolidation then contemplated has just been effected . The National Packing company , incorporated under the laws of New Jersey March IS , with $ 15 , 000 , 000 capital stock , has purchased the properties and is now operating them . The president of the new National company is J . P . Lyman . The National Packing company contemplates doing a gross business ) of about $ -1-10 , 000 , 000 a year . It will rank next in size after the Armour and Swift concerns , which do a business upward of $ 200 , 000 , 000 each . It will have seven excellent plants to do the business , the properties it has purchased being the following : Omaha Packing company , of Chicago and Omaha ; Hammond Packing company , of Omaha and St . Joseph , Mo . ; G-. H . Hammond company , of Chicago and Hammond , Ind . ; Hutchins...
FIGHTING THE FLOODS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
FIGHTING THE FLOODS Many at Work Guarding the Levee at Laconia Circle in Arkansas . IT PROTECTS 30 , 000 ACRES Conditions Growing More Critical Along the Line Every Hour - River Rises . Arkansas City , Ark .. March 25—The steamer Kate Adams has arrived at this port and brings news of a break which occurred in the levee at Laconia Circle Tuesday evening in the upper part of the circle near the Thornton plantation . This levee protects something over 30 , 000 acres of the finest land in Desha county and is located in the upper part of the county about 20 miles above the mouth of the Arkansas river . Condition ! . Are Critical . Conditions are growing more critical all along the line every hour and weak places are developing which require immediate attention . The entire levee is being guarded closely and every citizen is at work assisting the government authorities and the Desha levee board . The crest of the wave is now passing and if the levees can be held yet for a few days longer ...
AFTER MANY YEARS . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
AFTER MANY YEARS . New Bedford , Mass ., March 25 . — After an absence of 40 years Edwin Dow , of Newark , N . J ., who accumulated a fortune out west , is to remarry his wife . Dow some time after his marriage disappeared , leaving word that he would not return until he had made his fortune and could give his family a better home . A few years later Mrs . Dow secured a divorce and was . married to ( apt . W . . T . Norton . Dow mndv his fortune and , returning , found his wife was happily married . He made himself known to his daughter and . pledg ing her to secrecy , told her his story . She was only to reveal the secret upon Cnpt . Norton s death . Capt . Norton died two years ago and Dow came on from the west and , meeting his former wife , asked her to remarry him . She consented and the marriage will take place Sunday . Eilvrln How Will Hemnrry tit &gt; eiv lletlforil , Miinh ., the Wife illicit Four Decudv * Ago .
| I palumet f Baking Powder 9 A wonderful powder of rara | merit and unrivaled strength . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
| I palumet f Baking Powder 9 A wonderful powder of rara | merit and unrivaled strength . Too Funny For . 1 . Hull Nothing is str . iniief than tho absolute hick , of . •! souse of liiiiuor so often displayed by our transatlantic friends In their conduct of Social affairs . Generally speaking , one would describe Amerlciius as droll folk , yet how could a nation which has produced Artoimis Ward and the thousands of stories which we so liberally draw upon for our comic journals seriously accept the suggestion that kissing shall be made illegal except between people who possess certificates that they are free from disease of any kiud ? Imagine the passionate lover , who has just learned that she loves him , the necessary passport to osculation ! How , one wonders , is it to be made patent to-all and sundry that any one is a kissable subject . Are the certified ones to wear a badge , or most they shave off an eyebrow , or otherwise distinguish , themselves from thelr bapless uncertifie...
A DOZEN KILLED . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
A DOZEN KILLED . Port of Spain—Trinidad . March 25 . — Twelve natives were killed and 60 wounded , many of them noncombataiits and women , during Monday s rioting . The government building was entirely destroyed by the rioters and the police barracks was damaged by fire and water . All the government records in the colonial secretary s office , the courthouse , the crown lands _ and other departments were destroyed .. The rioting had its origin in the opposition to the new water ordinance , which reduced- the water allowance per head and increased the water rate . The courthouse was surrounded while the legislative council was in session discussing the water ordinance . The rioters then demolished the contents of the : lower floor of the government . building and set fire to it . All those attending the meeting were assailed With missiles , many persons being struck by stones and bottles . The fire drove the peop le from the building and , aided by a part of the local military force...
HONOR MISS ROOSEVELT . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
HONOR MISS ROOSEVELT . Dnnglitcr of the Preitldent Given n Grant ! neceptloii 1 &gt; j- Ciniy . tnii of Snii Juan , l orto Ilico . San Juan , Porto Rico , March 25 . — There was a grand reception at the theater here Tuesday evening , under , the auspices of the citizens committee , in honor of Miss Alice Roosevelt , folio-w-ing , an elaborate display of firew orks on tie plaza which laeted until ten o clock and was witnessed by Miss Boosevelt , who received a tremendous oration from the people gathered on the plaza and on the roofs of the houses . One of . these pieces , representing President Roosevelt , was 25 feet high . The interior of the theater was decorated profusely , and displayed the word Welcome , formed of electric lights . Miss Roosevelt s-pent two hours shaking hands with the invited iruests .
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE . Gen . MncDonnlcl , Commander of the British Forces in Ceylon , Cumin it si Suieiitle in Purls . London , March 25 . —The Evening ISews announces that Maj . Gen . Sir Hector MacDonald , commanding the British forces in Ceylon , against-whom charges based , on immoral acts were filed some time ago , committed suicide by shooting in a hotel in Paris . Gen . MacDonald was regarded as one of Britian s great soldiers . He ros &lt; from the ranks in the Gordon Highlanders t o his present position and the service list shows no more honorable wai record than that of MacDonald , while few officers possess more hard-won decorations . He was extremely popular in the army and in civil life .
DOTS AND DASHES . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
DOTS AND DASHES . ¦ | The Toronto ( Ont . ) opera hous ^ has been burned , the estimated loss being $ 150 , 000 . The French chamber of deputies by a final vote has expelled all religious orders from the republic . Admiral Schley has finally consented to accept several informal dinners and luncheons in San Francisco . Protests have been received from Chicago business men against the removal of Assistant Treasurer Williams . Western railroads are engaged in a bitter struggle for the government mail carrying contract between Chicago and Kansas City . Maj . Gen . Sir Hector MacDonald , commander of the British forces in Ceylon , is to be court-martialed on charges of alleged immoral conduct . Gen . G . W . Randall , United ^ States army , has arrived , in San Francisco from Vancouver barracks , Washington , on his way to Manila for duty in the Philippines . - Chief Engineer A . W . Morley , United States navy , retired , died at his home in Brooklyn , N . Y . He was one of the best-kno...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 26 March 1903
taMBammroirma ^ V It s tlie Talk of the I own ! \ . \ THE PRICES WE ARE MAKING ^ AND Till ! • GOODS WE CARRY IN , OUR BARGAIN DEPARTMENT Have you soon tho stock ? New lines are arriving daily and the sales are increasing wonderfully . We propose to «* sell you anything you can use in the house , for we have the goods and we will mako the price . :: :: :: :: JUST A PEW PRICES TO IMVP . WHAT WE SAY : Carpet and Furniture Beaters — - 25 c ( 0 15 c . j Child s Garden Sels .: .. 15 c to 8 c I Scrubbing Brushes - 6 c up Twenty-Inch Hand Saws 37 c Toilet Paper ( big rolls ) - ¦ 3 c Big Assortment of Glassware at 5 c , 10 c and 12 c Dont forget that when you want anything-, the place to look first is HUBBARDS 119 Main Street , URBANA . I *&amp;&amp; Ktt * m &amp; im ^** m : &amp;*&amp;* Wk % : ? k % | SlB V ^ rV » W *^»^ V ^ V &gt;»\ WV » VW \ VW \ VVV » WVW \ W , A » W » SB Wbtl if 1111111 a iK i I * ^ + — JOINT STOCK CO . ^ * ^ H ^ NO . 10 M...
PUPILS IN 1 THE CITY [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
PUPILS IN 1 THE CITY County School Boys and Girls Here to Take Final Examinations . ENTERTAINMENT ISulVEN Several Hundred Ripils Troop to the City—Dinner at the Bapl ^ Church . / With their minds crammed full of useful knowledjt and their persons garnered in their best clothes , Champaign county school boys and girls trooped to town yesterday . The visitors came to take the annual linaj , examination , and they not only went through the ordeal , but managed to have a good time in the bargain . 0 The Big Four and Wabash trains 5 brought in many of the pupils , while the interurban was a favorite with those who live between this city and St . Joseph . From every school district came pupils and in many cases the instructor came along to enjoy a holiday and see how his proteges performed . . The examinations began at 1 ) o clock and ended at 4 o clock in the afternoon . The Thornburu high school was the scene of the tests . in the higher courses and al - ^ ut 200 pupils gatheredhere . T...
SYNDICATE HAS A RIVAL [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
SYNDICATE HAS A RIVAL McKinley Company Has Opponent at Decatur . * , Two lnterurbans to Be Built to DecaturNews from the Springfield End . l ^ ecatur , . March 1 ! 0 . —There is to be a race between two rival companies in their effort to connect Decatur and . Springfield by an interurban line . The Decatur traction company , which owns the local street car line , will build one and he McKinley syndicate , which owns the Danville-Champaign line , will build the other . The traction company has two-thirds of the right-of-way secured , but the McKinley syndicate has on hand , enough steel to build that much track . ¦ The McKinley syndicate has given orders to rush the work as rapidly as possible and the engineering force will • o in the Held within a few clays . Both companies are making haste with tho preliminaries and representatives of ca h company say that the line from GiTmpaign to this city must wait until aft r the line to Springfield is complc : d . St ring ( ield , March 20 . ...
UNIVERSITY IS PRAISED [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
UNIVERSITY IS PRAISED S . N . D . North Tells Boston of Local Institution . Easterner Was Profoundly Impressed With What He Saw While Visitin * the University . Not long ago S . X . D . North delivered a course of three lectures at the University , on the subject of textiles . Since returning east he has written an article for a Boston newspaper in which he says : During a recent visit to Urbana , where the University of Illinois is located , I was profoundly impressed with the generosity with which the people of that state have equipped and carried on this great institution of learning . Founded about 1 S 07 , its growth was at first slow and its future uncertain , but since President Andrew S . Draper was called to-the helm , about ten years ago , the development has been marvelous . The University already possesses a plant , in buildings and equipment , equal to the requirements of the 3 , 200 students on its rolls . In number , in size , in architectural beauty and in the most m...
HOPE FOR OPERA HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
HOPE FOR OPERA HOUSE Urbana People Wish That Project Will Come to Head Believed Promoters Will Be Readily Supported—Mass Meeting Again Suggested . The announcement in this paper yesterday that the opera house project as by no means dead , awakened much interest in Urbana . ¦ Comment crystallized into one big hope that there would be . something doing . Architect Hoyer intends to prepare preliminary plans as soon as he learns just what is desired by the workers for the theater . The location and other matters necessarily enter into the drawing up of the plans . Now is the time to boostthe enterthe project under headway and we will have an opera house by next fall . Get a good attraction for the opening one and a big sum will be realized on the first night alone . Urbana is a showgoing town and it should rfot have to travel for entertainment . This is what a business man said ye-. terday . He also suggested- that a mass meeting be held . .
A NEW MEAT MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
A NEW MEAT MARKET The new Illinois meat market , situated on Market street , next to Barton s grocery store , . will open for business this morning . It is brand new in all its appointments and is as neat as a ISaies boudoir , arid will be kept that way . Only the best meats will be \ ept , but because they are the best in the , market will not make them any higher priced than others sell at . The Messrs . Harvey and Cook are well posted in their business and the public are assured entire satisfaction in dealing . with them * That part of the town is to be congratulated on getting so good a market so handy . The Illinois Meat Market on Market Street Is Open for Business Today .
SMALLPOX SUIT HEARD [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
SMALLPOX SUIT HEARD Jury JReturns Sealed Verdict to Be Opened Today—Entries in Docket Yesterday . The law suit growing out of the refusal of the county board of supervisors to pay the bills contracted by the City of Urbana during the smallpox scare last fall was tried in circuit court at yesterday s session . The case was finished by the noon hour , when court adjourned , to meet again at U oclock this morning . It will be remembered that at the time the dreaded disease wasj prevalent th city board of headth quarantined the people and houses where the cases were , and provided medical attention . The bills contracted in that manner footed up to something like JfSOO , and were paid by the city council at that time , with the understanding that the amount would be refunded to the city by the county . This the county board llatly refused to do , on the ground that the city authorities had not pursued the right course in the cases . The jury was instructed to return a sealed verdict and...
. 1003 . 13 , 1 UU 3 . DEATH OF YOUNG GIRL [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
. 1003 . 13 , 1 UU 3 . DEATH OF YOUNG GIRL Mary Frances Arledge Passes Away After au Illness of Ten Weeks . Mary Frances Arledge , the only daughter of Mr . and Mrs . John Arledge .-died yesterday morning at 7 : 20 oclock , after an illness extending over a period of ten weeks . Spinal meningitis was the cause of death . She had apparently recovered from her illness , but three weeks ago she suffered a relapse and from that time on grew steadily weaker . The deceased was born April 25 , 1890 , in this township . At the time she was taken ill she was attending the Thornburn high * school , and was exceptionally bright in her • studies . Besides her parents , she is survived by four small brothers . The funeral will be held at . the family home tomorrow morning at 10 a . m . The services will be conducted by Rev J . W . Miller , pastor of the Methodist church . . Intermentwill be in the Harvey cemetery . •
THE W . C . U . MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
THE W . C . U . MEETING Regular Weekly Gathering of Urbana Tern perance Workers . The W . O . T . U . met with Mrs . Knowlton yesterday . In the absence of the president , Mrs . Butler presidicL Several matters of business were disposed of . The committee on resolutions retorted resolutions of respect on the deaths of Miss Sarah Taylor and Mrs . James Bennett . The topic , Care and Training of the Children in the Home , was discussed , the-leading thoughts being that parents should be very earnest in looking after their children ; make companions of them ; be interested in their ( interests ; overlook their reading ; know where they go , and in what company . If these things were done , mauy aching hearts would be avoided . The next meeting will be - with Mrs . Ida Thomas , 411 West High street , April . 2 .
LOSES THREE FINGERS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
LOSES THREE FINGERS S . M , Mapes Gets Hand Caught in Circular Saw With Usual Result . SIg Mapes , an . employe of the Big Four sawmill met with an unfortunate accident yesterday afternoon while at work . j ? f * Ilo jftught his left hand In a joiner ao / T was unable to extMcate it until thraS fingers were cut off . A surgeon bopiid the wound and Mr . Mapes was if fair shape last nfght . •
PREACHER ONSTAND [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 27 March 1903
PREACHER ONSTAND Buffalo , March 26 . —Rev . L . M . Powers was the first witness in the Burdick murder inquest Thursday . He said that Mrs . Hull and the Burdicks were members of his church congregation . On two separate occasions he had talks with Burdick concerning the latter s domestic affairs . The first one was at Burdick s office about three weeks prior to the murder . Mrs . Hull also had discussed ii with him once during a call the minister made at the house . Asked to repeat the conversation with Mrs . Hull , Mr . Powers said : She told me her daughter had left home and that a suit for divorce was pending . She said her daughter was not , without fault , but that she was not alone to blame either ; that if I knew the whole -thing , I would n ot believe that the fault was all her daughter s . Mrs . Hull , he said , did not ask him to speak to Burdick ahout withdrawing the divorce suit . . PenneU s Suicide Threat . At -the first talk with Mr . Burdick he told the witness that...