March 7, 1907

He Was Forced to Stop Off Here on
His Way to His Home.

George Beardsley, father of the mayor, and whose home is in Champaign, Ill., was taken ill while in Texas looking after a land deal and on his way home was compelled to stop over and go tot he residence of the mayor to be nursed and treated by a physician. It was at first feared that Mr. Beardsley, who is 70 years old, had contracted pneumonia but it was thought last night that the diagnosis had been incorrect and that he is suffering from a bad cold only. Having received this assurnace Mayor beardsley went to Jonesboro, Ark., where he will address the state meeting of the Y. M. C. A. today.