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The timely showers have arrived, and in some respects appear to have overdone the thing. Some of the smaller bridges and culverts are washed out. Mr. Sutherland's dam is reported missing. Some fields are badly washed and flooded, but no especially serious damage is reported.
Hurry up your strawberry festival, Ladies. The church needs a carpet very much.
The Fair given by the Woodbine band, came off on Friday instead of Tuesday, and, notwithstanding the change in time, and a very disagreeable evening, it was a decided success. All of the articles were sold and the supper was well patronized. A very good company was present and a most enjoyable improvement. A little over twenty dollars was cleared.
The annual meeting of the Ladies Aid Society, was held at it's regular place, Mrs. Bain's Thursday afternoon and evening.
Rev. V. F. Clark had his hands about full Wednesday evening administering two matrimonial rites. At 5:30 James C. McGregor and Isabelle C. Sutherland were married at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. A. Clark, in Newport. At 8:30 John Thain and Hattie Howard assumed the vow at the residence of the bride's parents at Cypress, Wis.
Will Strang purposes to live on the shady side of life during the hot portion of it. He has had a fine awning built at the front entrance of his store.
Before purchasing a harvester this season farmers may find it to their interest, to consult Rose & Son, our blacksmith firm, and see the Esterly for which they are agents.
Mr. Wedge had the misfortune to lose a valuable colt this week.
Some farmers have planted considerable corn over, owing either to poor seed or to worms. Some fields are now being cultivated and the crop looks promising.
A sufficient sum of money has been raised for the church carpet and the ladies have a committee appointed to secure the carpet soon.
Sheep-shearing is now well advanced. Some farmers are all through.
Mrs. George Strang and Mrs. Pantall expect boarders next week.
Hughes and Son are now busy on the barn at Mr. Peter Stewarts.
Mr. Wright plasters for Dr. Tombaugh.
Mrs. Tenings is quite sick with fever at Dr. Taylor's. This is the third week the fever has been running.
Children's service last Sunday was quite a change, from the usual order of morning worship in the Millburn church and was a very interesting and pleasant service.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, and Mrs. Kerr were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis. at the marriage of their daughter, Miss Eva Stewart, last Tuesday evening.
Mr. Huntley, of Michigan, and Miss Jennie Matthews, of Chicago, who was so seriously injured last Winter by a fall on the sidewalk, are now visiting here. Miss Matthews has not yet fully recovered.
Millburn talks of blowing up some powder the evening of the Fourth.
Mrs. Carpenter, of Chicago, is at her former boarding place, Mrs. George Strang, Sr..
John Rose has given his stage a new coat of paint, which makes the public conveyance quite and attractive vehicle.
Behold, I show you a mystery. Some one please rise and explain. A half dozen fine chairs were received from Chicago last week, billed to Millburn Congregation choir. Everybody here is in blissful ignorance's - so they say.
Lovers of a fine sight, come to Millburn Fourth of July night. The citizens have arranged for fireworks that can't be beat in the county. Go to Waukegan, or Chicago through the day, if you like, but be sure and return to Millburn for the evening.
Miss Gertie Mavor enjoying herself industriously among her country relatives.
Miss Warren, closed her school in the Dodge district this week.
Mrs Lovings is dead. For a year and a half, she and her two children, Freddie and Stella, have had a home in our little village. It is well known to many if not all in this community, that in several years she has suffered from a partial loss of her reason. For some time her home has been at Dr. Taylor's where she has received most kind and faithful care during her sickness. She has had the entire sympathy of the people of Millburn during her stay here. Naturally she was a lady of intelligence and refinement, an estimable Christian, and a member of the Episcopal church. Two brothers and an aunt were with her more or less through her sickness and at her side in her last hours. She will rest by her husband's side at Paris, IL. Her children it is understood, will find a kind and true home with their Grandfather Lovings.
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