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November, 1885

from Gazette17 November 1885
It is a new thing. It's name is the Millburn Street Light Society; its offices are: Pres., L. H. Tombaugh; Vice Pres. Mrs. W. B. Stewart; Sec. and Treas. W. H. Roade. Its object is to control the street lamps and run them properly.

Mr. J. M. Strang has been decorating the inside of his house, Chicago painters doing the work.

Mr. S. Smith's house is nearing completion. It is now receiving the plaster. High Wright is doing the work.

Mrs. L. M. Hughes is expected home this week.

We are about to lose one our best citizens in the person of Geo. E. Smith, whose sale is on the 10th immediately after which he starts for Colorado.

W. H. Strang & Co. have the lumber on the ground, for an addition to their store, which they find too small to accommodate their large trade.

C. L. VanPatten arrived from the west last Thursday.

The many friends of Mr. W. E. Thayer turned out last Thursday and helped him raise his new barn.

Miss Lou Roddle entertained a member of friends from Kenosha last week.

The young men comprising the Wadsworth baseball nine came over last Saturday to play the home nine and were defeated by a score of 17 to 12. Umpire, W. H. Rose. Never mind boys, if you were beaten; come again. One Who Was There!

from Gazette14 November 1885
Mrs. Hockaday, of Deerfield, and Miss William, of B_______ have been making a pleasant visit here the last week.

James Bonner of Nebraska, has sold his property north of Millburn to Mr. Joseph Sherman, of Iowa. This is a fine piece of property and we are glad it is to be inhabited.

Leola Hughes now walks pretty straight. Mrs. Hughes has returned from Kansas.

Mr. Spafford has been suffering for several weeks from a very bad sore on his wrist. He still keeps about but under great disadvantage.

Notwithstanding the wet weather corn is being husked quite rapidly.

Mr. Sammy Smith's home is progressing finely. Plaster is going on as fast as the enterprising Wright knows how to do business and he can do it about right.

Will Strang is enlarging his borders. He is adding a commodious room to the rear of his store. Thereby hangs a rumor. Time will tell.

One by one our young men go out from our homes to seek their fame and fortune in the wide world. The most recent departure is Fred Trottor. Last week he bade us adieu and left for Iowa. He remains a while with his brother Will, and expects to teach school there this winter. May the horse shoe ever hang side up over his head.

Here! Here! Everybody, Bell ringers, bell ringers, Thanksgiving Evening, November 26th. This is the finest entertainment of the course to be given by the Millburn Library Association, this winter. This company comes to us with a high recommendation. It may be sufficient to state here that the above date, the 26th of Nov., is the only time we could secure this company during the winter. It was thought best to begin the course earlier than was at first intended, in order to secure this company of bell ringers. The second entertainment will be a lecture by Frank W. Smith, Wednesday evening, Dec. 9th. Mr. Smith is a popular lecturer on such topics as "Life in Andersonville," and other subjects of a character that are particularly entertaining. The names of the other entertainments are here given; but as the dates are not positively known they will be given later: Col. J. P. Sanford, Rev. J. G. McClure and Miss Belva Lockwood. The second concert, it is hoped will be given by the Willberforce Colored Troupe, who gave such satisfaction last winter. Season tickets can be had at the stores, at the old price, $1.00. None will be sold after the second entertainment.

from Gazette28 November 1885
Time told sooner than we anticipated in regard to Will Strang's improvements on his store. The upper story is now vacated of previous articles and becomes the pleasant abode of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strang. We welcome the young couple to our neat village. Glad Eugene is not inclined to leave the old association of his single days. We are confident the young bride could not have had her lot cast in more pleasant society. Wherever you shall still pursue the journey of life, remember: " Muckie lichter is the load, When love bears up the creed."

Rev. V. F. Clark and family were called to Poplar Grove last week to attend a wedding and funeral.

Don't forget Frank W. Smith, the popular lecturer, Dec. 9th.

Mrs. Lawrence has a new fence which ornaments her front yard.

Chris VanPatten and wife have moved to Iowa. Mr. VanPatten is in the employ of Hon. James Pollock, and he will superintend the buying of grain in the west. He is a very reliable young business man, and Mrs. Pollock trusts important business interest to his judgment.

Turkeys will likely go down rapidly this week.

In and Out of Andersonville Dec. 9.

Why cannot the farmers fill up some of the ruts in the roads. They could be attended to now. It may be too late soon, and the roads will remain in very bad condition all winter.

It is not news in the immediate vicinity, that Mr. John McCredie has been gone from home some two weeks, and it is feared he is lost or perished in the woods. A meeting was held Monday night in the Dodge school house to plan for a search for him, and on Tuesday a large company of men went out for this purpose. We have not heard the result yet. Mr. McCredie has had poor health since his return from the army, and his mind has been more or less affected for years. It is under one of his deranged spells that he left home.

Later. The search for Mr. John McCredie has thus far been fruitless. He was last seen near a large tract of woods southwest of here. It is feared he has wandered into them and perished.

The Stewart family feasted with John Stewart, at Deerfield, this Thanksgiving.

The children had a portion of the Thanksgiving sermon to preach this year, which added much to the usual service.

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