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July, 1885

from Gazette11 July 1885
The "Glorious Fourth" about Millburn was very quiet during the day. Some went to Waukegan, some to Fox Lake, others to private picnics on the lakes near by, and others enjoyed the day under their own vine and fig tree. Before dark the carriages began to arrive and by the time the rockets were screaming the street north and south was crowded. The fire display was fine.

Haying is well begun. Old seeding is rather light.

New potatoes are old with some of the early gardeners and farmers.

The eclipse field of corn this year can be seen at Will White's.

Mrs. VanDevere of Chicago, is at her old boarding place, Mrs. Pantall's.

Ladies' dress parade and eating society was entertained at Mrs. James Pollock's last week.

from Gazette18 July 1885
George and Frank Mason are out of college and into the hay field.

Mrs. and Mrs. Bailey, of Syracuse, N.Y. closed their visit here this week.

The junior partner of the Sunny Hill Farm has his house up, and Hughes & Son are pushing it on to completion.

Mrs. Coon, who has been in poor health for some years, reached the end of her suffering this week. Funeral was held Wednesday.

The ten cent social at G. L. Stewart's on Tuesday evening, in the interest of our street lamps, was a very pleasant and successful chat.

Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Escanaba, Mich. is making a visit among old friends.

from Gazette25 July 1885
Mr. Spafford's' field of Winter wheat afforded an opportunity for some binders, with their owners and agents, to show off last Wednesday afternoon. Four machines entered the field the Esterly, Cliamplou, Minneapolis and Milwaukee Junior. The latter broke its band knife before starting and was not used to the disappointment of all as it was a neat looking machine, new to most of the farmers and all were serious to see it work. The other three pursued each other around the field, to the delight and interest of a good company of spectators both male and female. Comments pro and con were freely passed around, as every man decided for himself the relative merits of the machines.

Mr. Smith, our enterprising Scotch farmer just north of Millburn, will soon have arrangements on his farm that will enable it to endure almost a drought of three very dry six months. He has had sunk a well one hundred and forty seven feet deep which contains nearly one hundred and thirty feet of water. The well is so situated that he can supply his whole farm, house and barns, and we understand he has had pipes laid for this purpose. He puts up a windmill at once that will have to do the work. Such enterprise renders his farm too good for sale and almost priceless.

Lake County O.K. County Produce now rides with its purchaser, Will Stewart, in a new and handsome wagon. Cheap butter likely did it.

Miss Elsing, who has been visiting with Misses Kittie and Agnes Smith, goes to the Dells in Wisconsin this week.

Rev. A. R. Thain is back, on the shore of Deep Lake. In blissful ...........

Hon James Pollock's gift of chairs to the choir has provoked the rest of the worshippers to good works, and they purchased the remaining number needed to preserve peace among the songsters and invoke a quiet nap. Be sure you wake up in time for the closing hymn.

The church has given V. F. Clark a vacation for a month, which he takes during August.

Special attention is called to the ............ of the Congregational church next Sabbath morning. Miss Loyd will address the people on the subject of the Woman's Board. She comes by request of the ladies of the M. A. Society of this church, and it is hoped there will be an unusually good attendance. All ladies of the community are cordially ....... be present. Gentlemen please come .... them. Everybody come to church Sunday morning.

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