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Mrs. Strang some time since, found that there was an enlargement in her side, and consulted Dr. Taylor, of Millburn, who at once pronounced it an ovarian tumor, and told her, that to have it removed was her only hope. But her courage and spirits never failed her, and with great fortitude she submitted to an operation consisting of its removal, its weight being about thirty pounds. The operation was performed October 4th last, and took about thirty minutes from the time she was being put under the influence of ether until she was in bed, and was performed by the eminent surgeon, Dr. Edwin Powell, of Chicago, assisted by Dr. Taylor, of Millburn, and Dr. O. V. Young, of Rosecrans. The shock was so great that for several days it took close watching to keep the spark burning. Then came the reaction of inflammation consequent on so great an operation, but she had an experienced nurse, Mrs. Emmons, of Richmond, and Dr. Taylor gave the case the very closest attention, and under his judicious management she passed the crisis safely. Her recovery has been so steady and constant that Dr. Powell has never needed to see his patient since the operation.
When I say his community greatly rejoice over Mrs. Strang's hopes for a long and happy life, we do not say it strong enough. They feel as if it was one rescued from the jaws of death.
The good people of Millburn have arranged for a course of six lectures at their church, on alternate Tuesday evenings this winter, and have an excellent selection of speakers and themes, as will be seen by a glance at their program in another column. The opening lecture will be given by Rev. George H. Peeke, of Chicago, on Tuesday evening next, December 19. His subject is to be "American Idiosyncrasies." The speaker is an able orator, and this lecture is sufficiently humorous to be thoroughly entertaining. We bespeak for the opening lecture, and for its successor, a liberal patronage.
The following are the announcements for the Course of Lectures to be given at the Hughes Hall at Millburn:
Tuesday Evening, Dec. 19.
Rev. Geo. H. Peeke, of Chicago. Subject: "American Idiosyncrasies".
Tuesday Evening, Jan. 2.
Rev. A. R. Thain, of Galesburg. Subject: "Days in Dixie."
Tuesday Evening, Jan. 16.
Rev. Jas. Powell, of Chicago. Subject: "The Slave Music of the South."
Tuesday Evening Jan. 30.
Miss Edith Elliott, Chicago. Select Readings.
Tuesday Evening, Feb. 13.
Rev. David Swing, DD. of Chicago. Subject: "The Position of the Novel in Literature."
Tuesday Evening, Feb. 27.
Rev. Charles, Caverno, Lombard, Ill. Subject "Daniel Webster."
Tickets for the entire Course, one dollar each. Single tickets, 25 cents. Children under twelve, 10 cents.
The first lecture of the above course was delivered on Tuesday last at Hughes' Hall by Rev. Geo. H. Peeke, of Chicago,. In spite of a disagreeable evening the audience was large. The lecturer sketched with a masterly hand the varied aspects of American character and life. Mr. Peeke is a fluent and graceful speaker and knows well how to hold and interest an audience. His lecture sparkles with wit, yet underneath there is a substratum of good hard sense.
The next lecture in the course will be by an old Millburn boy, Rev. A. R. Thain, of Galesburg. Subject "Days in Dixie."
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