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Come early, Wednesday night, for that Andersonville lecture draws crowds everywhere.
Miss Bertha Ellock made a short visit home last week.
If you want to hear the story of Andersonville prison, told by one who was a prisoner there, and who is an eloquent orator, go and hear Frank W. Smith next Wednesday night.
Deerfield turkey it appears, did not agree well with some of the Thanksgiving visitors from Millburn.
If you want to cry, go and hear Smith.
A quiet wedding occurred at the parsonage Thursday. Frank Slocum and Miss Maria Crawford joined hands and hearts in celebrating the national holiday.
If you want to laugh your buttons off, hear Smith, December 9th
Miss Colcord, of Chicago, who has been visiting at G. E. Smith's a few weeks, returned, to the city on Thursday.
John McCredie has been quite sick since he was brought home.
Mrs. Yule, of Somers, Wis. is visiting her parental home.
Rev. J.G.K. McClure gives the next lecture of the course here. Mr. McClure is a gentleman of high education and has enjoyed extensive travel in foreign lands. He brings to the platform a wide range of information and his lecture will be full of interest to old and young. December 22d.
The sale of season tickets to the Lecture Course will be extended to the close of the third entertainment instead of the second as advertised.
The lecture by Frank M. Smith, was if anything more than was expected. Mr. Smith is perfectly at home on platform, and he makes his audience at home with him. He was disappointed in not receiving his baggage, which contained some illustrative material used in his lecture, and generously offered to throw all one-half of his fee, but the audience was not disappointed in the least and the committee did not permit his deduction. Though the night was stormy, there was a good attendance and none were sorry that they braved the wind and rain to hear Frank W. Smith.
Our young ladies are going.
It speaks well for our girls and shows good sense in the boys when the latter go off and set themselves up in business and return here for their better halves. Not every ambitious young man can find the business that suits him, in this quiet place; but there are plenty first-class partners.
Haul your wool while sleighing is good.
Dr. Mills, of Chicago, was out to attend the funeral of Mr. Smith
Not for years has our village received so sudden a shock as on last Sabbath evening. It was a rather unpleasant evening, and the bell for church service did not ring. About the time the service usually begins the bell began tolling and numbered 73 strokes. "Who could it be?" The question had scarcely trembled on the lip till it was answered: "Sammy Smith is dead;" and over the snow white village fell with the night the duller gloom of death. Mr. Smith died very suddenly. He had stepped to the back door of the store and as he closed it he fell upon the counter. His daughter Kittie hastened to him, but was helpless to assist him. Drs. Taylor and Tombaugh were summoned and their skill could do nothing for him, it was too late. He suffered a few moments and passed away. Mr. Smith was not a man who sought any active, prominent place in public life, but through quiet, honest industry had built up in years an extensive trade in the mercantile business, and was well and widely known. He also had a large and fine garden upon which he had bestowed much painstaking labor; and often he had generously supplied his friends and neighbors with choice seeds and plants and other products of his diligent toil. Mr. Smith was a house man, loved his family and was highly respected throughout the county. The funeral was conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Owen, an old acquaintance, conducting, assisted by Rev. V. F. Clark. The greatly bereaved family has the deepest sympathy of the entire community.
Uncle Jake Strang is in Iowa on a short visit.
Ward Bain returned to Millburn long enough to secure one of our young ladies, and is off again. The wedding which he came to attend occurred at the bride's residence, Robert Strang's on Wednesday at "high noon". Invitations were not numerous and there was a very pleasant gathering of friends and near relatives. Mr. Bain returned at once to St. Louis, where he has been in business for some time. Miss Lottie will be greatly missed in the old home and among a wide circle of friends.
Rev. Mr. McClure's lecture next Tuesday, is on the subject; "Scottish Scenes and Character", one that, we apprehend will be full of interest to a Millburn audience.
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