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January, 1886

from Gazette2 January 1886
Happy New Year.

Come and see Miss Lockwood.

Mr. C. A. Mathews has finished his regular work at Mr. Hughes, in Wisconsin, where he has been engaged for more than a year, but was hindered much by the serious injury he received last year.

Dentist Siefield, of Waukegan, sat in Millburn per last Sabbath.

Mr.. L. Huntleys of Chicago, a cousin of Mrs. Mathews is visiting here.

Remember the lecture by Miss Belva Lockwood, the 11th of January.

There was a large nuptial gathering at Mr. Henry Lemins, on Wednesday evening, when Mr. Lemins's daughter, Miss Mary, and Mr. John Crawford were made the happy one. The bride's brother, and Miss Bertha Pollock acted as groomsman and bridesmaid.

Meetings will be held in the Church every afternoon and evening next week. A few new singing books have been secured and it is expected that the choir will be present at the evening service and give valued aid in the meetings.

from Gazette9 January 1886
We neglected to mention in last week's notes, the lecture of Rev. Mr. McClure, but it was not from any lack of appreciation of the address. Scottish character was clearly put, in its liberty loving, humorous, religious and other phases, forcibly and aptly illustrated from real life. Though delivered before many intelligent and critical Scotch men and women, the lecture was most happily received and highly appreciated. Many thanks are also due Mr. Anderson, of Lake Forest, who came over with Mr. McClure, furnishing free conveyance.

Miss Bertha Pollock returned to her school duties this week, after a pleasant vacation at home.

E. P. Dodge received a summons to attend court at McHenry next Monday, which fact occasioned the said gentleman some chaffings in mind, as he had expected to be the honored escort of the "Social and Political Life in Washington", from Wadsworth to Millburn, next Monday. However, if the above member of the lecture committee goes courting at McHenry, there are two others who can be depended on, and none need stay away for fear the lecturer will not be present.

We are sure the people will be glad to learn that the news from Robert White, who was taken to the insane Hospital, at Elgin, last fall, is very encouraging. Mr. White writes letters home, and the physician reports him recovering in mind and general health.

Meetings thus far have been quite well attended in the afternoon considering the almost impassable state of the highways.

from Gazette16 January 1886
Col. Y. P. Sanford, next Thursday evening.

Not every little village like Millburn puts into a lecture course one who has been a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Such was Mrs. Belva Lockwood, who spoke here on Monday evening, and she proved herself a worthy candidate for such a position. The political life of Washington was especially well put. She was fair, candid, and it was generally conceded just in her judgment upon the great leaders of political life at our Nations Capital. She evidently has the ability to "do up" and if allowed a voice in Congress, we are inclined to think she would give "no uncertain sound" on any needed reform. Considering the bad night again, Millburn and vicinity gave her a good audience. We have known for some time that married women were good at lecturing.

Col. Sanford will tell you more of the world in one evening, than you can read in all winter. He will make you feel funnier than you ever felt in all your life. Remember, it is the last lecture on the course, and will be worth some bumping over rough roads, if necessary, to attend.

Not withstanding the blizzard Saturday, the Millburn Insurance Company met here and transacted their annual business.

from Gazette23 January 1886
Sleighing is superfine.

Rose & Son have put-up a forty dollar cutter. It is a daisy.

Will White is clearing off his lumber land this winter. A chance to get good wood cheap.

Mrs. D. B. Taylor attended some of the Moody meetings in the city this week.

Harvest your ice now. The crop is very good.

Hon. James Pollock is dealing quite largely in corn this winter.

Look out for the collector.

Archibald MCredie has been in poor health this winter, and was rather worse than usual last week.

The distressing disease, Salt R....... , is readily cured by Hood's Saraparllin, the great blood purifier. Sold by all druggists.

from Gazette30 January 1886
The concert which closes the course of entertainment's given here this winter, will occur the 12th of February. The "Schubert Quartette" of Chicago have been engaged to give the concert. This is not a colored company. The committee in charge did all they could to secure a colored concert company but found it impossible to do so. They have though, secured as good a concert company as ever gave an entertainment in Millburn. One of the highest priced companies in the city. Their regular price being a hundred dollars for a single entertainment. This is a male quartette. It is not made up of any of the singers of the Chicago Quartette which has sung in Millburn before. We are sure that it ranks higher as a concert company than the Chicago Quartette, not saying anything against them either, for they gave two very satisfactory entertainment's to large audiences here. A lady elocutionist will accompany the singers, which will lend an interesting variety to the concert. Remember the date, the 12th of February. The concert on Friday night.

We did not learn that our young citizen, Will Smart had moved from where he lives now, till quite recently. We understand he changed his residence several weeks ago. He has moved to his father-in-law's place near Channel Lake.

What made you laugh so at Sanford's lecture? We saw one man hold on to his ribs, lean over the seat in front bend backward, roll over sideways and perform various other ways to find relief from the irrepressible laugh. Col. Sanford has a keen sense of the ludicrous. While he instructs, he amuses beyond one's capacity to hold. We judge he would draw a large audience if he were to come again.

What came near proving a fatal accident occurred at Mr. Gary's. Mrs. Gary in taking medicine, by mistake took some sheep medicine, which contained virulent poison. As soon as it was discovered her daughter gave her grease and Dr. Taylor was summoned. She is now better and it is thought will recover. Had it not been for the antidote given at once before the Doctor arrived, Mrs. Gary would likely have lost her life.

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