Saturday, October 26, 1912
A young man in formal dress attended the informal gathering of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. No one knew him, and his embarrassment at being so formally dressed was evident. When he addressed the hostess, Mrs. Van Doren, as Mrs. Goss, the error was revealed. The young man, a student, had mistaken their home for that of Dean Goss of the university, where a formal reception was being held.
Some animals have caused excitement in Illinois. In Springfield, a baboon named Tom escaped from his cage at the engine house, where he has been a pet of the firemen. He went on an hour-long rampage, raiding fruit stands and biting four children. And near Shelbyville, a cow kicked a man who was milking her, killing him.