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Gilbert Stevens, of Homer, Ill., is visiting his relatives at this place (Newton, Jasper County, IL) [January 2, 1874, The Newton Press, Jasper County, IL - sub. by K. T.]


Champaign, Ill., Nov. 14, 1891
Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Dallenbach, of Pittsburg, Pa., are in this city visiting the family of John Dallenbach, Sr.
Miss Eva Grattan has returned to her home in Gallatin after an extended visit in this city.
Mr. Charles Rogers and wife, of Keysville, Mo., have arrived in this city for an extended visit.
Mrs. Bessie Barr, of Bloomington, has been with relations in this city part of the past week.
Eighteen of the football enthusiasts of the university attended the De Pauw-Perdue game in Lafayette, Ind., Monday.
Mr. S.L. Nelson has removed his family to Defiance, Ohio, where he has in charge the construction of a system of electric street railway.
Messrs. Theo. Siegel and Harry King and Mrs. C.E. Hanford and Mrs. Mary McGee will go to Springfield Monday to attend the meeting of the Odd Fellows' Grand Lodge and the State convention of the Rebekah Lodge.
Mrs. A.R. Scott is entertaining Miss Anna Spencer, of Finncastle, Va.  Miss Spencer will remain here several weeks.
Mr. William Kenaga, of Kankakee, has been spending several days with university friends in this city and Urbana.
The Young Women's Christian Association of the University of Illinois tendered a reception to the visiting delegates of the State convention of the Y.W.C.A. in the university chapel Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Thomas Franks, the florist of this city, held his annual chrysanthemum show in the Walker Opera House Tuesday.
Judge C.B. Smith, Mr. H.T. Aspern, and Mr. Daiel Morrissey have been appointed by Mayor J.B. Harris, of this city, as delegates to attend the Mining Congress, which is to be held in Denver, Col., Nov. 18, 19 and 20.
Miss Emma Gayman on Tuesday attended the wedding of Miss Ida Irvin, in Camargo.
Valiant Lodge, No. 130, K. of P., of this city, attended the banquet given by the K. of P. Lodge of Urbana Friday evening.
The members of the city fire department gave a social ball on Thursday evening for the benefit of the department.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19; tr. by N. Kramer]


Urbana, Ill., Nov. 14
After an extended visit with friends and relatives in this city, Mrs. Ella Spangler has returned to her home in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Ada Duncan has returned from a short visit in Farmer City.
Mr. B. Baldwin, of Boston, Mass., spent Thursday with friends here.
The Rev. M.D. Hornbeck, of the M.E. Church, delivered a lecture in St. Joseph Friday evening.
Mrs. M. Morse has returned from Watseka, where she has been visiting relatives several days.
Mr. S.H. Busey held a family reunion of the Busey family Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Busey mansion.  The affair was in honor of Col. S.T. Busey, who will in a short time go to Washington, D.C., to occupy the chair in Congress of the erstwhile famous Joseph G. Cannon.
Mrs. M. Morton, of Ohio, is being entertained at the home of Mr. Joseph Throckmorton.
Mr. George R. McHugh, of Toledo, O., is spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. McHugh.
Mrs. Grant Leming is entertaining Mrs. Lydia Creamer, of Chicago.
Mrs. J.C. Sheldon is visiting Mrs. Charles Taylor in Rantoul.
Miss Hattie Gilchrist has gone to Birmingham, Ala., where she will spend the winter.
Miss Weaver, of Danville, has been spending several days with her brother, Mr. Leslie Weaver, a student in the university.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19; tr. by N. Kramer]


Tolano, Ill., Nov. 14
Miss Ida Burr, of Sedalia, Mo., came last Wednesday for a visit with her uncle, L.C. Burr.
Miss Anna Manning, of St. Louis, Mo., has been visiting Mrs. J. Gallavin this week.
The Rev. Thorton Clark officiated at the funeral of Mrs. M.F. Kirkpatrick, at Mayview, last Monday.
X.L. Wardell and wife, of Tuscola, were the guests of relatives here last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B.Q. Bradley, and Willie Vance, of Bement, were the guests of H.C. Smith and family last Sunday.
Miss Jemima Karcher returned home yesterday from an extended visit with relatives at Freeport.
Miss Anna Heckard returned home Tuesday from a visit with relatives in Champaign.
William Campbell and Charles Petticrew went to St. Lois yesterday morning to spend a few days.
S.J. McClure and family, who had been visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity, returned to their home at Abiline, Kan., last Wednesday.
James Hughes returned from Roach Harbor, Wash., Tuesday.  He expects to move his family there.
Mrs. K. Harland, of Moran, Ind., is visiting her cousin, D.I. Bocock.
The Rev. Father B. Baldi, of Chicago, has pastoral charge of St. Patrick's Church during the Rev. T.J. McKinnery's vacation.
The Rev. Mr. Van Cleve of Waynetown, Ind., will preach at the Baptist Church tomorrow morning and evening.
Harry Robinson will resume work in the Tait Check Rower Works, at Decatur, next Monday.
W.B. Walsh, teacher in the South Side school, has resigned and will move to Ivesdale, where he will succeed J.E. Hallenen as principal of the public school.  Miss Mary Kelleher, of Monticello, will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Walsh.
Miss Hattie Sallsbury returned home today from a visit with her sister, Mrs. L.D. Boomer, of Philo.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19; tr. by N. Kramer]


Urbana, Ill., May 28 - Harold Osborne former Illinois athlete, set a world high jump record in the pre-Olympic trials here with a leap of 6 feet, 8 and 1-4 inches last night. [The Weekly Pioneer-Times, [Deadwood, (Black Hills) S.D.] May 29, 1924, page 1]



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