Twain in Champaign, Newspaper Announcement
When Mark Twain visited Champaign in 1871, the following announcement ran in the Champaign County Gazette in the Local Affairs column:
Mark Twain—This Prince of Good Humor is to appear at Barrett Hall, Tuesday evening, Dec. 26th. His lectures rarely fail to draw good houses and his efforts always please. He serves no buffoonery; his mirth-provoking utterances consisting of the richest humor and most subtle wit. This entertainment is to be given under the auspices of the Young Men's Social Club and we hope to see the house crowded. The sale of tickets for reserved seats begins at N. Greene & Co.'s, Thursday, Dec. 21st, at 8 o'clock a.m.