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May, 1885

from Gazette2 May 1885
Scarcely anything but business to record, these days. Can barely find a man in the house between daylight and dark. Good time for tramps.

Miss Maggie Lawrence will assume the honors of "schoolmaam" next Monday. She teaches in Warrentown this Summer.

Miss Abbey Barry, of LaCrosse, Wis. has been home on a visit. She goes to Dakota soon and hopes to take her mother with her.

Green peas, onions, radishes, etc, flourish in Mr. S. Smith's garden.

An unusual and peculiarly sad funeral occurred in our little village this week. Some unknown man, walking on the railroad early Tuesday morning, was struck by the fast mail train. He was taken up and brought to Wadsworth. Dr. Taylor was called, but the injuries were fatal and he died soon after the doctor arrived. Nothing was found upon his person by which he could be identified. By request of the Coroner, Mr. Hughes, the Millburn undertaker, took the body in charge and the burial services were conducted Wednesday afternoon.

from Gazette9 May 1885
Miss Spafford has at last passed from earth and her sufferings. For several years she has been a courageous sufferer, being afflicted with a running abscess. Her home has been with her brother, for whom she kept house, and who of all the relatives must feel the loss most deeply. The funeral was held at the house on Wednesday.

Mrs. William Kerr left Monday for her old home in Scotland. She joined Rev. Mr. Campbell, wife and daughter, at Wadsworth, and together they journey to Glasgow, the nearest point to their respective homes. They expect to be gone about three months.

Mrs. G. L. Stewart has endured quite a siege of cold, sore throat, and kindred ailments. A swelling in the throat became so serious as to require lancing. She is doing better now.

Miss Abbey Barry, and her mother left Wednesday for Dakota. They visit this Summer with Mrs. Ottie Smith. Miss Abbey expects to again teach in LaCrosse another Winter.

from Gazette16 May 1885
Considerable corn land is now ready, and some has been planted. Some fields of oats look quite green.

Mrs. Alex Stewart had quite a severe attack of fever last week. Her health has been poor for some time, and this appears to be a climax in the state of affairs. It is thought she is some better now.

Miss Buck has recovered enough to be brought home this week.

The Woodbine band is making good preparations for the fair. You will hear more soon.

The Administration, or something else, has made a change in the Post Office, but not in Post Master. Mr. Pantall will now deliver your mail, and weigh out groceries for you in his neat and more commodious store.

G. L. Stewart went west on business Friday.

Miss Clara Stedman returned from her mission field this week.

from Gazette23 May 1885
Attention, ladies and gentlemen, friends, Romans and countrymen. The Fair, not the Lake Co. Fair, nor Lehmann's "Fair" but the Fair gotten up by a band of young girls, will be held in Mr. J. H. Hughes hall next Thursday evening, the 28th. Refreshments will be served from six to seven thirty, at fifteen cents a head, followed by refreshments for the mind, gratis; after which the sale of Articles, both useful and ornamental, will be made. These articles are almost wholly the work of the children. Miss Clara Stedman will narrate some of her experiences, and tell us of the work needed among the poor mountain whites of Kentucky. Everybody cordially invited.

Rev. Mr. Nelson, of Beloit College, will present the work of education in the Millburn pulpit next Sunday. Young people are especially requested to be present.

The "shining mark" was certainly chosen by the white winged messenger, this time, Miss Frankie Wright was taken with but a few days warning from home and school and a large circle of associates to the unseen shores. She was cheerful, happy and helpful in the family and a favorite among the young people. Not yet fourteen, her life seemed long and full of bright hopes to herself and parents. While all is disappointment to us, let us believe that to her all hopes have been realized more fully than they could have been here below. The funeral was held at the home on Monday forenoon.

John Stewart, of Deerfield, spent the Sabbath among his numerous friends here.

Geo. Strang, Jr. has bought Will Stewart's old house and moved it to his own lot for a shop and barn.

Hon. Mr. Trude, of Chicago, was out last week looking over his farm, the one Smith Bain manages. Mr. Trude has designed to build a large barn on his place and the work goes forward soon.

from Gazette30 May 1885
Weddings are still in fashion about here occasionally. Rev. V. P. Clark received a very urgent telegram while at the State Association, to return early to a nuptial gathering. On Wednesday evening a large company convened at the residence of Mr. Senleriski, of Newport to witness the marriage of his daughter, Viola, to Remember E. Eddy. There was a fine display of presents and a bounteous supper. The bride was handsomely attired in white and was to all a joy to Remember. The good wishes of many hearts accompany the young people in their future career.

It becomes our duty to chronicle a death this week somewhat in contrast to the one last week. On Friday the funeral, of Mrs. Meyers, aged 79 years and some months, was held at the residence of Mr. King. Mrs. Meyers had spent a long and useful life and was well prepared for the future and anxiously waiting to be at rest.

Preparations are making for a large number of transients here this Summer. Some think there will be more visitors than usual. No doubt, there will be less attraction to Eastern resorts as Millburn acquires popularity.

Corn is appearing in good, straight rows. a few refreshing showers would be timely.

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