Hegewisch name change from the Indianapolis News
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1907 J BATLIHG NELSON'S ; HEGEWISCH HO MORE NAME OF FAMOUS TOWN CHANGED TO BURNHAM. CHAMPION NOW MOURNING CHICAGO, March 15. Hegewisch has taken the count. It Is down and out off the map and Batling Nelson is unhappy. It was he who gave Hegewisch to fame from, "the pup" to the Bowery, from the Ghetto to ' the land of the Creole, from PlcadiOy to Monte Carlo and Carlsbad. Batllns tried to save the name of the town to - day from a knockout blow by a railroad company, a knockout blow that he declared was a foul. Tha referee was the corporation counsel of the city of Chicago, Chicago, of w hich the town of Hegewisch Is a . part. Burnham New Name, The man who fought three scores of battles around home and then went out Into the pugilistic world and brought back the scalps of Kddle Hanlon, Young Cor - bett, Jimmy Britt and all the rest, was in the pink of condition when he engaged the expounders of the law and the defenders defenders of the rights of people. His retainers retainers consisted of a dozen citizens of Hegewisch, who had followed the matchless matchless career of the Terrible Dane since he quit trying to be killed by flying grindstones grindstones and tackled the romantic fortunes of the arena. Unless there is consent to change back the - name from Burnham to Hegewisch, put up the old sign on the station and make the tickets read as they did two days ago. Nelson says he will appeal to President Roosevelt and at least save the name of the postofnee to hand down to his children.