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GRAVEYARD TRADITION [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
GRAVEYARD TRADITION City s Work at Old Cemetery Recalls Stories ol the Old God s Acre of Urbana . INDIAN IS BURIED THERE . How His Comrades Cared for Him—Tale of Petrified Man i Out north of the Big Four tracks , where Urbana people once brought their dead , the ruthless hand of progress is at work . Once a God s acre , where loved ones slept , time has [ stealthily effaced traces of the ceme- | tery , and now the city is finishing the work . Col . S . T . Busey has made a new deed of the ground to the city , and it will be made into a park . The coming of the railroad and the Mt . Hope cemetery were the foes of the old graveyard , and it was only a question of time until all vestige of its old appearance must disappear . The city is disinterring many remains , and they are being taken to a new resting place at Mt , Hope . So far , relatives of 125 persons buried in the old cemetery have been located , and the transfer is made with their consent . No one will nave cause to complain ...
RICHARDSON ~ IS FOUND . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
RICHARDSON ~ IS FOUND . Missing University Fellow is in Hospital at Buffalo N . Y . How He Reached East Is aMystery—Relatives Receive a Telegram Irom the Man Telling Where He Is . It . ( i . Richardson , the missing fellow in zoology at the University of Illinois , has been located . He is ill in a hospital at Buffalo , N . Y . Dean S . A . Forbes , of the college of science , has received a letter from Richardson s father , who lives at . Shipman . The letter stated that he had received a telegram from his son stating he was in a hospital at Buffalo . No further particulars are given , and how the young man got to the east is still a mystery . Dean Forbes has communi- . cated with a University alumnus at Buffalo , asking him to see that Richardson is properly taken care of . The University authorities were much relieved to learn that the missing man was safe . Considerable uneasiness has been felt concerning his safety .
SMALLPOX PATIENT HERE . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
SMALLPOX PATIENT HERE . George Armstrong Escapes from Danville Isolation Hospital Was Seen in Urbana Saturday EveningDanville Situation Is Daily Growing More Serious . George Armstrong , a patient in the smallpox isolation hospital in Danville , is in the twin cities . The police are making a search for him , but have not been able to find him . Armstrong escaped last Friday night . His wife and child were stricken with the disease , and the child died . Armstrong made his escape while the guard was at supper , and came to Champaign , lie was seen in a restaurant Saturday . Saturday evening Armstrong was seen in Urbana . The police are keeping a sharp lookout for the fellow . The Danville health authorities state that he is not broken out , and there is not great occasion for alarm over the fact that he has been in the £ . win cities for three days . BAD AT DANVILLE . Danville , 111 ., March 2 . —The smallpox situation has become so grave that drastic measures may be taken before ma...
MAHOMET FARMERS BUSY . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
MAHOMET FARMERS BUSY . | : | ! | Agriculturalists Are Forming Company to to Deal in Grain and Flour . An Urbana , man . was in Mahomet , where he went on business Saturday . He found an unusually large number of farmers in the village , despite the bad roads , and on making inquiry learned that they had met for the purpose of organizing to deal in grain , coal , Hour and farming implements . It had been expected to hold the meetling in the rear of a store , but the largo attendance made it necessary to hire a hall . , , . Much interest was manifested in the meeting . There are two , elevators now in Mahomet . It is not the intention of the new company to erect an elevator , but they can buy either of the present ones , and will do so when they get ready for business . A committee composed of Messrs . M . O . Stone , Stone , Frank Phillippe and E . L . Iileniing , was appointed to take the necessary step to organize the company . . The Funeral of Lorah Hoy . The funeral of the late L...
DONATION FOR PIPE ORGAN . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
DONATION FOR PIPE ORGAN . Old Member of the Baptist Church Sends Check to Aid Project . Berritt Oushman , of New York , an old-time member of the Baptist church in this city , still takes aninterest in the church , as is manifested by a check for $ 25 which he sent for the pipe organ fund . Mr . Oushman wrote that he was pleased to learn that the church was still striving to progress , and that he wanted to aid in the good work . The organ campaign is going on merrily , and is bound to result successfully . Shooting Tournament . A Champaign county handicap shooting tournament will be held in Champaign March IS under the management of O . B . Wiggins . Gone to Kansas . AVilliam Nolltz , of Sadorus , moved to Que ^ tfawah , Kan ,, where he purchased 320 acres of land . Si To Play Obcrlin . ., The University of Illinois and Oberiiu will play a game of baseball May 20 on Illinois field .
SENATORS ELECTED AT LAST . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
SENATORS ELECTED AT LAST . Deadlock in Delaware LceiMlatare Broken and Hall uiid Allci * Elected . • Dover , Del ., March 22 . —The Delaware legislature Monday afternoon ended the senatorial deadlock ¦ by electing- State Senator J . Frank Allee ( union republican ) to the long term senatorship which expires in 1907 , and Congressman Louis Heisler Ball ( regular republican ) to the Short time / which ends in 1905 . Allee was congratulated by his colleagues , and by the assembly generally . Congressman Ball is was Washington Monday . The result is regarded here as an Atldicks victory . Pressure brought to bear upon the regular republicans from Washington undoubtedly had much to do with preventing the acceptance of the democratic offer to join with tre regulars to elect one regular and leave a vacancy . Indicted . St . Louis , March 2 . —Officers of three St . Louis cooperative building associations , which vi ^ Ee ffie subject of exhaustive inquiry ^ by the Alton ( HI . ) city court g...
MAKES CLAIM THAT HE WAS ROBBED [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
MAKES CLAIM THAT HE WAS ROBBED Champaign Tombstone Merchant Says He Lost $ 55 in Danville . Danville , 111 ., March 2 . —A tombstone dealer named Fitzgerald , who resides in Champaign , has had a sad time of it since he struck town . &gt; Friday night he came to the Palace hotel with a tall young man in a red sweater , and registered . The two men went to bed together . The younger man arose at an early hour and left . Fitzgerald came down about 8 : 30 and asked the clerk for his pocketbook . The night clerk was awakened , and said no money had been left in his charge . Fitzgerald raised a howl , then and declared he had been robbed of . $ . &gt; . If it is true that the cash was stolen from him it must liave been taken by his room-mate . ^ but there seems to be some doubt in the minds of those who know Fitzgerald about his knowledge of how much money he had on hand , as ha had . teen drinking heavily . The police are on the lookout for the sweatered one .
NO ONE KNOWS THE GIRLS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
NO ONE KNOWS THE GIRLS Belle and Marie Forrest Unknown in Urbana and Champaign . The Champaign girls who are creating excitement on Wall street by offering to shine shoes are still the object of much speculation in the twin cities . No one knows anyone of the name of Forrest , and it is believed that the name is an alias . Here is another dispatch which tells some r thing of their personal appearance : Now York , March 1 . —The very newest get-rich-quick concern that ever struck New York was launched in Wall street by two pretty young gir . s from Champaign , 111 . Marie and Belle Forrest , two sisters , one eighteen years old and the other two years her senior , invaded the field just before the bulls and bears-had be ^ un to shou t their wares on change yesterday . These two enterprising maidens , both attractive brunettes , with the red rose bloom of country on their cheeks , and smiling mischievously , were busy all day distributing tickets bearing the following legend throughou...
MURDERED IN SALOON BRAWL [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
MURDERED IN SALOON BRAWL * . Italian Miner Loses Life in Fracas in Westville Joint . Danville . III ., March 2 . —A . saloon brawl at WestvilleJand a shot from a revolver settled the fate of Curley Leosa . an Italian miner , last night . The affair toc-k place in the Italian cooperative saloon , and was the outcome of a drunken brawl . Just after the fatal shot was fired the lights were knocked out and the wildest confusion ensued . AYhen order was finally restored , the body of the victim was discovered lying by the door . A bullet wound in his back , from which the blood was pouring profusely , proved fatal in twenty minutes . S Sheriff AVhitlock was notijed at once , and left for the scenejfof the tragedy In less than two hojrs after the murder , four men were Under arrest They gave their names as Pete Dominicos , Junicoro Tiicoffo Bermordori Eligto and Bermornierstori Eligto . The two latter are brothers . Bermornierstori Eligto , known as Bouillon , admitted that he fired a sho...
THE STEEL HIGHWAYS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
THE STEEL HIGHWAYS Condensed News Items of General Interest to Railroad Men. GATHERED BY THE COURSER Doings of the Officials and Employes Along the Peoria and Eastern. G. M. McKinley, industrial agent for the Harriman lines is authority for the statement that 200,000 acres of land has been purchased, for the Boers in southwest Texas between the San Antonio and Neucus rivers. The purchase is said to have been made by General Pearsons, who has been investigating lands in various portions of the west, and southwest with a view of Boer colonization. It is stated that fully 20,000 Boer families are awaiting the results of General Pearson's investigations and will immigrate to America at once and settle in their new homes in Texas. Should the movement prove a success it is believed that in time a majority of the Africanders will become citizens of the United States and will found in the great southwest a vast colony, with conditions as near as posible similar to those in the Transvaal. Th...
THE NEVADA DESERTS . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
THE NEVADA DESERTS. Government Expert Discover That Tliey Can Be Reclaimed In Large Part by Irrigation. The irrigation possibilities of the arid west, especially that part of it included in the great interior basin, once called the great American desert, are daily becoming more apparent. Surveys for reservoir sites reveal the fact that there are many locations where water can be cheaply stored and used for power and irrigation. Other surveys show large tracts of good farming land favorably located for watering from these storage reservoirs. A more detailed study is being made of the amount of water each watershed will furnish, especially those on which there are good reservoir sites, and the losses of water from each. Under the direction of Mr. L. H. Taylor, resident hydrographer of the geological survey at Reno, Nev., 13 new stream gaging stations have been established in Nevada and eastern California. Three of these are on Walker river and branches, one on Carson river, six on Tru...
KAISER IN RELIGIOUS DEBATE . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
KAISER IN RELIGIOUS DEBATE. German Emperor Criticises Prof. Delltzsch's Lectare on "Babylon and the Bible." Emperor William has entered the controversy aroused by Prof. Delitzsch's lecture on Babylon and the Bible." In a letter to Admiral Hollman, councilor of the German Oriental society, the kaiser says he regrets that Prof. Delltzsch made a grave mistake in approaching the question of Revelation in a polemical spirit, more or less denying the Revelation, and even professing to be able to trace it back to a historical and purely a human source. The emperor sets forth the following conclusions: "I believe in the one and only God. We may need a form in order to teach his existence, especially for our children. This has hitherto been the Old Testament. The present version of this will be possibly and substantially modified under the influence of research through inscriptions and excavations. That does not matter. Neither does it matter that much of the nimbus of the chosen people will...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
We Have the One You Want whether you want a big or small one, an expensive or a cheap one. We have a great variety for sale or rent. The best of them are luxurious. The chrapest are good. Would be pleased to show you the property we have for sale. If You Want a Champaign County Farm We have It. 160 acres east of Urbana, 169 1/2 acres Somer township, 520 acres in Kerr township, 39 1/2 acres one and one-half miles north of Urbana, 130 acres three miles northeast of Urbana, 150 acres 3 1/2 miles north of Urbana, 100 acres two miles north of Urbana. These are all well improved. If it Is Cheap Land You Are Looking For come and go with us to Kay County, Oklahoma. Excursions the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We go with you. For further particulars call on or address: COFFIN &amp; FREEMAN Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. 107 SOUTH RACE ST. Ground Floor. URBANA, ILLINOIS. THE URBANA DAILY COURIER IS A GOOD NEWSPAPER. IT GIVES A SYNOPSIS OF All the News of the World WHILE I...
THE BRITISH-AMERICAN DOCTORS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 3 March 1903
THE BRITISH-AMERICAN DOCTORS Are Dolng a Noble Work at Their Office in Suite 2 News Building, Champaign, III. Numerous Remarkable Cures Are Being Reported Daily. A staff of eminent physicians and surgeons from the British Medical instItute have, at the urgent solicitation of a large number of patients under their care in this country, established a permanent branch of the institute In Champaign at Suite 2, News building. These eminent gentlemen have decided to give their servlces entirely free for three months (medicine excepted) to all Invalids who call upon them for treatment between now and March 10. These services consist not only of consultation, examination and advice, but also of all minor surgical operations. The object In pursuing this course is to become rapidly and personally acquainted with the sick and afflicted, and under no conditions will any charge whatever be made for any services rendered for three months, to all who call before March 10. The doctors treat all for...