Central Illinois Gazette
In 1913, members of the Champaign Chamber of Commerce today heard of the proposed bond issue of $17,000 to purchase two automobile firetrucks and to make other improvements. Chamber members also learned that the Textile Manufacturing Company’s plant, destroyed by fire some time ago, has been rebuilt and is almost in full operation.
In 1912, Illinois Central Railroad officials announced a number of changes along the railroad’s right of way in Champaign. Probably the most important is construction of a new ticket office and waiting room about 100 feet north of the present building, which will be used for other purposes. A large, two-story passenger station is proposed.
In 1912, an Edison amberola machine announced the engagement of Mr. Carl Mouch and Miss Nellie McGrath at the meeting of the Narcissus Club at the home of Mrs. R.C. Wagner Jr. on West Springfield Avenue. It was the first time locally that an engagement announcement had thus been made. Several selections had been played on the amberola when Mr.
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Catching up with some big days in local history ....
Saturday, Nov. 10
In 1912, the final count of Champaign County’s election returns is in, and it includes some changes. The Progressive Party candidate for president, Theodore Roosevelt, carried the county by 75 votes over Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Edward Dunne, Democrat, won for governor by 157 votes. Congressman McKinley lost districtwide but won his home county by 1,247 votes. Capt. John R.
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In 1912, a big Republican Party rally will be held at 8 tonight at the Elks’ Auditorium, featuring Dean Harker of the University of Illinois law school, former Gov. Richard Yates, state Sen. H.M. Dunlap and Congressman William McKinley. There also will be a parade and an appearance by the University of Illinois Glee Club.