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October, 1885

from Gazette3 October 1885
Corn cutting is progressing well. With the exception of some late fields the crop will be very good this fall. Seed clover is being cut and promises a fair yield. If those gentlemen (?) who went into Mr. G. E. Smith's garden last week under cover of the darkness (owing to their bashfulness) and helped themselves to his grapes will call again by daylight and talk the business transaction over, Mr. Smith will give them more grapes and (what the poor, ignorant lads need most) some good advice as to when grapes are fit to be picked and eaten.

The new carpet is at last down on the church floor and -- well, of course, the church looks better.

Remember the Chicago Association meeting Tuesday evening in the Congregational church at Millburn. The choir will have some fine music for the occasion. Mayhap the Millburn Male Quartette will sing. Come and see and hear.

Miss Sarah Nichols has gone to Valparaso, Inc, to school.

David White is making the old home look like a new one by putting on a new coat of paint.

Mrs. Joseph Payne has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Barry, a few days.

Henry Taylor is building an addition to his house.

Miss Jessie Corwin will henceforth or for the Winter, make her home in Chicago with relatives. Of course, she will be back again before long to teach or visit, but then they will talk "marry" and so on when young ladies go off that way.

Misses Nellie, Emma and Agnes McDougall are visiting their brother in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thain, of Oak Park, spent the Sabbath here. Mrs. Thain is an artist and made a few sketches about the old home.

If locals are scarce correspondents might measure pumpkins and send in the result of their calculations. We have succeeded in getting only part way round ours, and will defer making any estimate till the job is completed. Meanwhile let us hear from others.

Following is the program of the semi-annual meeting of the Chicago Association, to be held in Millburn, Oct. 6 and 7:

Tuesday Evening.

7:00 - Devotional Exercises, Rev. A. J. Bailey.

7:30 - Opening Address, Rev. Theodore P. Pruden.

Wednesday Forenoon.

9:00 - Business

9:30 - Devotional Exercises, Rev. Geo. W. Coleman

Children and the Church.

10:00 - Special Services for the Children, Rev. G. B. Wilcox, D.D.

10:20 - Training Children for Christ, Rev. E. D. Eaton.

10:30 - Preaching to Children, Rev. G. L. Shull.

10:40 - General Discussion

Woman's Board.

11:15 - Mission Bands for Children

11:30 - Scope and Need of Mission Work.

11:45 - Why I Love the Mission Work.

Wednesday Afternoon

Systematic Beneficence

2:00 - Relation of Beneficence to Christian Character, Rev. S. J. Humphrey, D. D.

2:30 - Personal Illustration of the Doctrine on the part of the Ministers. Rev. W. B. Millard.

2:45 - Does the Giving of One-Tenth under the Gospel Fulfill One's Obligation in Giving? Re. Samuel Shepard.

3:00 - Should Support of One's Church be Reckoned as Beneficent Giving? Rev. F. E. Enrich.

3:15 - General Discussion.

Wednesday Evening

7:00 - Devotional Exercises. Rev. J. M. Strong.

7:30 - Impressions of a Year's Tour Abroad.

Rev. - Geo. N. Broadman, D. D.

from Gazette17 October 1885
Mrs. Spafford has been quite sick this last week. She was taken very suddenly with what looked like paralysis.

Mrs. Clark's Sabbath school class gave her a very pleasant birthday surprise party. They went to her house in full force, took their supper and presented her with a beautiful plush cabinet album.

The storm on Wednesday of last week prevented many from attending the meeting of the Association. Those who were able to present report a very good meeting. The opening address by Rev. Mr. Prudden was well attended, and was a most excellent discourse to the young people.

Some fall ploughing has been done. The golden ears are falling out of the shocks when it don't rain, and farmers are pushing fall work as fast as possible.

The Library Association held its annual meeting last Saturday. The association is in good condition, as was shown by the librarian and treasurer's report. Books enough to supply most of the demand and about seventy dollars in the treasury. The association voted to have a lecture course this winter and the public may expect a profitable series of entertainments.

Messers, Taylor and Buchanan, young men from Chicago, spent a few days visiting at Mr. Bakers', and with other friends here last week.

George Kaar is richer by a fine boy.

from Gazette24 October 1885
Death has made his calls thick and fast this week. Tuesday forenoon the funeral services of Mr. A. C. Fuller, were held in the Warren M. E. church, conducted by Rev. V. F. Clark. Mr. Fuller was a young man of 22 full of hope and ambition, but like many a young man was suddenly cut off from the fulfillment of his anticipations. His death sounds again the warning. "Be ye also ready."

At half past one o'clock Monday morning Mrs. Rose passed to rest. Mr. and Mrs. Rose, though not among the oldest settlers of this community, have been here a number of years and are well known. Her life was one of earnest toil in the home where she will be most missed. The funeral was held in Millburn church Tuesday p.m.

Old Mr. Hammond, some years a resident of Antioch, lately living with his daughter, Mrs. Gonyan died on Tuesday. Funeral at the house on Wednesday morning.

On Saturday evening a large company gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Stewart to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary. It was a fine evening without and equally fine one within. A bountiful supper perhaps not twenty times as good as the one served twenty years ago, but more than equal to the want and capacities of all present, was served. Some fine presents were given. Vocal and instrumental music added to the enjoyment of the occasion. The whole company would like very much the privilege and invitation to return in twenty years.

Dr. and Mrs. Kilburn, of Elgin, guests of the Stewart wedding anniversary, spent the Sabbath here. The Doctor is one of the physicians in charge of the insane hospital at Elgin.

Mrs. Leola Hughes writes interesting letters of her visit in Kansas. Among places of interest visited are the National Cemetery "where both the boys in blue and gray are laid at rest. Also the building that was Gen. Scott's headquarters and the old stone prison. Pecans, persimmons and pumpkins are in great abundance. Castor beans and corn are a staple product among farmers: Mrs. H. saw one whole quarter section planted with beans. She met Dr. Leonard and wife at Kansas City. She thinks her fathers health is improving.

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