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January, 1885

from Gazette3 January 1885
Put away the handsome cutters; hang the bells up in the barn.

Hon. James Pollock enters into the conflict at Springfield next Monday.

Mr. Mathews appears to be gaining. His recovery is not a matter of certainty yet.

The concert Monday evening was up to the expectation of all. The singers from the city added much to the pleasure of the evening, but home talent was by no means placed very far in the shade. Some of Millburn's singers show the ease and ability of execution of those of higher profession. For this, much is due the ardmonos labors of their excellent instructor, Prof. Werschikul.

from Gazette10 January 1885
Albert Webb has had a slight relapse in his illness, and his recovery is somewhat doubtful.

Miss Ermie Hughes is attending the musical institute at Deerfield

Miss Howard is quite sick yet with fever. She is still at Mr. Thain's having been unable to return home since the Institute closed.

Remember Stuart Rogers is coming to Millburn the 26th of January.

Clara Stedman has accepted a position in the American Missionary Association as teacher at Woodbine, Kentucky, and entered upon her labors this week. A letter of much interest has already been received and read at the Ladies Missionary Meeting. She reports the opportunity for missionary work very great. Miss Clara proved herself an excellent teacher at home. She enters her work there with her usual zeal and thoroughness. Her many friends at home will remember her and her work with interest.

John Hughes is building an ice house and creamery for Capt. Pollock.

A twin wedding occurred at the residence of Henry Thayer near Sand Lake last Monday. Mr. William Newton, of Chicago, and Miss Hattie Board; and Mr. Edward Wallace, of Chicago, and Miss Susan Board, were the matrimonial parties. At about 2:30 the couples formed in line and in a few words Rev. V. F. Clark pronounced sentence and launched them forth on life's wide ocean. Mr. and Mrs. Newton took a short tour to Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace went to their home in Chicago.

from Gazette10 January 1885
Market Costs: Waukegan

Butter, 22c per lb

Eggs 22c per doz.

Potatoes 40 cents per bushel choice

Apples 35 to 50 cents per bushel

Turnips, 25 cents per bushel

Beets 40 cents per bushel

Onions 40 to 50 cents per bushel

Oats 22 to 25 cents per bushel

Beans $1.00 to 1.25 per bushel

Squash, 50 cents per doz

Dressed Pork $5.00 per hundred weight

Dressed Beef, 7 cents per lb

Wood, $4.00 per cord

Dressed Turkeys 10 cents per lb

Dressed Geese 8 cents per lb.

Dressed Ducks, 10 cents per lb

Cabbage, $5.00 per 100

from Gazette17 January 1885
Mrs. Tower has gone East, near Boston, to care for her father who is quite sick, Mr. Mathews is steadily improving. It is expected that he will be brought home next week.

Mr. Webb remains quite low.

Mrs. Howard has endured quite a siege with a low fever, but appears to be convalescing.

Death has taken his first victim from our community this year. On last Thursday night Miss Parker, a young lady who has been a suffering from consumption for a long time, passed peacefully to her rest. For years she had been a great support for her widowed mother and had helped in the care of the family where her death is most deeply felt.

Stuart Rogers Jan. 26, one week from next Monday night. Amusing, interesting, instructive, he gives entertainments often in the best lecture courses of Chicago.

The leading event of last week in the social circle was the observance of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stewart's tenth wedding anniversary. A large company of invited guests were present in the afternoon and evening. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart welcomed them all in their new house which furnished most ample accommodations for the large gathering.

from Gazette24 January 1885
Our sick list, we are sorry to say, has increased this week. Miss Mamie Thain is down with the same fever from which Miss Howard is just recovering. Mrs. Will White is also quite sick, as is Mrs. Roddell.

Mrs. Yule of Bonners, Wis. has been visiting fiends here the past week.

C. A. Mathews is now to be found in his own home at Millburn. While his removal here has been anticipated this week, it was hardly expected on a day when the mercury was loth to climb far above the cipher, and a strong west wind stirred into a flurry the drifted snow; but Mr. M. quietly formed the opinion that he would take a sleigh ride and did so. A wagon box with tight cover was placed on a pair of bobs, a quantity of hay laid in the box and Mr. Mathews, wrapped and strapped in quilts and buffalo a lying on a stretcher was placed in the berth and accompanied by his wife and Mr. Higgins, for whom he was at work at the time of his fall, and Mr. Frank Stuart, who furnished the team, he took his ride of about ten miles without any apparent injury.

He raised his glittering blade on high and then began to shave L. M. Hughes, having purchased the necessary outfit, barber's chair, etc, announces himself ready to meet, on Saturday afternoons and evening, his friends and enemies and guarantees a satisfactory shave or hair cut. All kinds of shaves to order. He will shave you closer than any merchant in town. Hang out your post, Leola.

Stuart Rogers next Monday night. This entertainment will be in some respects a new thing for Millburn and vicinity. Mr. Rogers has an excellent reputation as an actor. He impersonates anything from the sublime to the ludicrous. All who hear him will be sure to get their money's worth in genuine satisfaction.

Quite serious rumors are afloat concerning a mad dog's tour among some of the farmers west of Millburn. No particulars are know now except that the dog passed along the road leading west from here and is said to have interviewed other dogs at Will Smart's, Jones', McDougalls, Parkers and other places. At Mike Sheehan's he stopped ten minutes for lunch, ordered pork chops and undertook to get them of Mr. Sheehan's hogs. Mike heard the disturbance on that part of his premises and going out invited the rabid visitor to a final interview with cold lead, from which he did not revive. Mr. Sheehan felt obliged to shoot four of his hogs. Everybody that owns a dog would be on the lookout for any signs of the mad disease.

Attention, farmers and lovers of fine stock! James L. Thain will offer for sale, about the last of February or the first of March, at his farm, twenty high grade Short Horn heifers and two full blood Short Horn bulls. Mr. Thain has taken his son, John A. into partnership with him and hereafter the "Sunny Hill Stock and Dairy Farm" will be under the management of J. L. and J. A. Thain.

from Gazette31 January 1885
Jack Smith is quite sick at George S. Smiths's.

Notwithstanding the low mercury on Monday night, an audience numbering between two and three hundred, gathered to hear Stuart Rogers, and it is seldom an audience is better entertained than was that one.

Keep on the lookout for date of next lecture to be given by F. H. Wines, Secretary of the State Board of Charities.

Another accident of somewhat serious nature occurred the last week. As Mr. George Lewin was carrying an oil can used for oiling machinery his foot slipped and falling, the nose of the can pierced his right cheek just below the check bone and ranging upward and across the face entered as far as the left eye, pressing the eye from the socket. Dr. Taylor was called, the eye was replaced and Mr. Lewin seems to be doing well, though it is likely that he will lose the sight of the injured eye.

Andrew White, of Lyons, Neb. put in rather an unexpected appearance this week. His stay is not long, as he is here on matters of business.

We did not report Thomas McCann's bite, said to have been received from a mad dog, last week, owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the various accounts heard. It is now known that the dog did bite him but it is not certain that the dog was mad. Mr. McCann, has however, taken precautions against anything serious.

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