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February, 1886

from Gazette6 February 1886
Grandma Minto has been quite low again this winter. Heart disease is her trouble.

Mrs. W. B. Stewart fed the Ladies Aid Society on Thursday. If the ladies have no poor to aid here why don't they do something for the Orphans' Home or Home of the Friendless in Chicago? A word to the wise is sufficient.

You will miss it if you don't go to the concert. No, that's not it; I mean you will wish you had not missed it.

Remember the Schubert Quartette next, Friday night. For more particulars as to this Quartette see Millburn notes of last week's Gazette.

Miss Sara Nichols has been suffering lately from an attack of inflammatory rheumatism. While attending school at Valparaiso the room which she occupied was damp and it is thought that had something to do with bringing on the rheumatism.

from Gazette13 February 1886
Miss Stedman closed her school here last Friday.

Ruby Smith and Cora Heddle went up to Somers on a little trip this week.

It is expected that a series of meetings will be held in the church here, commencing within a week or so. Rev. Mr. Headly, an evangelist, is to assist.

Mrs. D. B. Taylor and Mrs. V. F. Clark attended the meeting of the W.B.M.I. in Chicago, last week. The ladies society here has become an auxiliary to that.

John Jamieson was quite sick last week, and under the doctor's care. His daughter, Mary Jamieson, sprained her ankle in Chicago and is now home. We understand she intends to return to the city.

Thomas Gary went back to his farm in Iowa this week. Mrs. Gary is now able to be up, and so far as the poisoning is concerned , bids fair to recover.

Will Trotter gave his folks a nice surprise last week, walking in onto them unheralded. He came to the city with stock and tarries a few days at home.

from Gazette27 February 1886
Hughy Hughes met with a serious loss last week, being obliged to shoot two of his horses that had the glanders. The Assistant State Veterinary was called out to examine the case, and decided as above. This is the second quite serious loss Mr. Hughes has suffered within a year, having lost a valuable horse last summer.

Miss Bertha Pollock spend the Sabbath at home, returning Monday to her college duties.

Although a stormy day, Mr. VanPatten's sale was well attended, and things sold well. We are sorry to lose Mr. VanPatten, but hope he will find a pleasant home, the remainder of his days in Waukegan, where we understand he is to take up his residence.

Fred Spring is the purchaser of Mr. VanPatten's farm.

Some thought the concert by the Schubert Quartette not quite up to their expectation. Personally we thought the selections on the whole were of a better class than those of the Chicago Quartette.

On Monday at high noon, at the residence of Mr. G. L. Stewart. Miss Clara Stedman and Mr. Edgar Nettleton of Bristol, Conn., took the nuptial vows. The wedding was a quiet one, no invitations were out. After the wedding dinner, the couple left immediately for their home in the east, Bristol, Conn. Miss Clara will be particularly missed in circles of Christian work. She was a good scholar. Has been a faithful and competent teacher in our public schools. She leaves many friends and acquaintances and all hope she will find as many more in her new home.

Rev. I. H. B. Headley, an evangelist from Boston, Mass., will conduct revival services in the church here next week. All Members of the church are especially invited to the afternoon meetings.

Edward Rowland has moved upon his farm bought of George Smith.

Miss Caddie Bater is in Sommers "plying her needle and thread."

Edwin Gary is lying very low with typhoid fever.

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