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April, 1885

from Gazette4 April 1885
Spring is coming! Spring is coming! Don't you hear it in the rills?

We have heard that there are nations which do not consider a young man equipped for life until he has learned a trade. This seems to be the sentiment among the young ladies of Millburn, and dress-making, the trade in fashion. Miss Strang and Miss Bater have entered that profession, and now Miss Erma Hughes has gone to the metropolis of the county to acquire the art. Here is a fine example for some of the young men of Millburn.

Mrs. Roddell entered into her rest last Saturday afternoon, after many weeks of severe illness, the last few days of which were extremely painful. During the most of her sickness she felt that dissolution was approaching, and she awaited it with calm, Christian faith and patience. She leaves a husband and three children, one, an only daughter, upon whom must rest the household cares. Frank, the elder son, expects to return to Dakota soon. Funeral services were held in the church Monday afternoon by Rev. V. F. Clark, who took for his subject, in accordance with her request, "The Water of Life: Rev. xxi-6."

Alex McDougal, of Chicago, spent the Sabbath at home with his sick mother, who is quite low.

Miss Edith Huntley is now living with Mr. Ward, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Dr. Tombaugh has moved into the rooms over the post office to make room for Mr. Watson, who returns from Waukegan.

Some of the schools have closed for a short vacation.

Who says I was fooled last Wednesday morning, I'd like to know? Am I not in the habit of taking my coffee salted once a year; sometimes, early in the spring? The change is wholesome, I am no fool.

from Gazette11 April 1885
Death has been a frequent visitor in the community lately. Last week Mrs. McDougall died, after an illness of some two weeks. Being quite aged and her sickness known, death was not unexpected, but when on Monday, the news spread that Mrs. John McGuire was dead, everybody was startled. Hers is one of the saddest deaths that has occurred here for along time. She was young, but a little past twenty three. She leaves a husband and two little children, one an infant. Funeral was held at the church Wednesday, a.m. A large and sympathetic audience was present.

Lon Yule has gone to join the dress makers.

John Bonner is a happy father again.

Our Town elected a full republican ticket, notwithstanding there were several tickets in the field, and a good deal of "scratching."

Dr. Taylor has been appointed surgeon for the M.& St. P. R.R. for Wadsworth and adjacent district.

from Gazette20 April 1885
Considerable grain went in this week, but rains hindered some. More will be sown next week. A few gardens are made, but the most of them are not planted yet.

Miss Mary Barry spent Sabbath, and the early part of the week at home.

John Minto returned to California this week. John McGuire is staying for the present at Chase Webb's, at Gages Lake.

The new store and post office, progresses finely. It is nearly enclosed, and will be quite ________ when this in print. No use for a Democrat to hold up his hand for this office: he would have to take it out in the street if he got it.

Ione Taylor takes music lessons in Chicago twice a week.

Miss Dayne is engaged to teach at the Stearns school house this Summer.

See that your grape vines are property trimmed and trellised.

Mr. Mathews assumed charge, this week, of the work he was doing last Fall.

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