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July, 1886

from Gazette3 July 1886
The farmers are just starting haying, which in some places will be a light crop.

Miss Maggie Lawrence, closed her school in the Hockaday district, Friday.

Why can't we have a lawn party or a concert, or something else?

Dr. H. O. Leonard arrived here from Kansas City, Wednesday evening.

G. L. Van Patten, of Iowa, is here scouring the country for wool. He is buying for Mr. Pollock.

Mrs. Clark was able to ride out this week.

Miss Bertha Pollock is at home for the summer vacation.

Miss Helen Barry arrived here last week from Vermont ...

Miss Mable ... of Chicago is visiting her uncle, Mr. J. L. Thain.

We noticed a number of our people from Waukegan in church last Sunday, to them we would say, strangers you are welcome.

Mrs. H. D. Potter of Fort ..... visited at Mrs. L. M. Hughes this week.

Mrs. E. P. Dodge has gone to Dakota for her health.

from Gazette10 July 1886
Miss Aggie McDougall gave the boys in her Sunday School class a picnic last Thursday. They all reported a fine time.

The L. B's. had their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday.

Last Tuesday was the warmest day we had has this season, the thermometer being as high as 102.

Mrs. Morton and sons of Chicago, spend the Fourth with Mrs. Pantall.

G. L. Stewart sold his bay mare to a Chicago gentleman. He received a good price for her.

Will Allen had the misfortune to lose his pocket book containing $25. last Monday.

Mrs. L. M. Hughes wishes to say to the people of Millburn and vicinity that on and after the 10th, she will serve ice cream in her home every Saturday evening.

Homer Rice of Waukegan was in Millburn last Sunday.

Mr. Wm. Anderson, Mr. Finley and the Misses Anderson of Lake Forest are spending the week at Jas. Bonners.

from Gazette24 July 1886
The windows of heaven were opened on Monday and we were treated to a fine shower.

Mrs. L. M. Hughes took the little girls of the L. B. to the city last week. They visited the foundlings' home for which they have been sewing the past year. They also spent a day among friends in Evanston.

Messrs. Will and Leo Mason are home again and with their assistance, the Base Ball nine are ready to play anything that turns up.

Haying is nearly done for this year. It was a fine crop and was nearly all secured without getting wet.

Miss Nellie McDaugall gave the members of her Sunday School class a picnic on Wednesday. They all report a most enjoyable time.

A game of base ball was played last Saturday, at Wadsworth, between the Millburn nine and a picked nine from Benton and Wadsworth. At the end of the 4 innings the score stood 30 to 6 in favor of the home nine, and the game was declared off.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 29 July 1886
DIED. Of consumption at Millburn, Ill, July 29, 1886, Katie Woods, wife of Rev. Victor F. Clark, aged twenty-seven years.
Last Sabbath morning the remains of Mrs. Katie Clark accompanied by her husband and son were received by the friends in this place and at 3 o'clock p.m. funeral services were held at the house of her brother, H. T. Woods, Father Todd officiating. Appropriate and beautiful music was furnished by Mrs. Lillie Todd, J. C. Tipple and wife, and Prof. Gerr. The body was laid to rest by the side of her father and mother in the cemetery.
from Gazette31 July 1886
Haying is over here and now you can see the self binder in the grain which is a short job now days. Any one interested in a binder can do no better than to call on H. Rose and buy an "Esterly".

Mrs. W. Watson has a brother, Mr. Adam Linn, visiting her from China.

Miss Sarah VanPatten of Waukegan is visiting friends here.

We had another fine shower the first of the week which was much needed.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor and Master Willie of Elgin, spent a portion of this week with friends in Millburn.

Miss Mable Smith is visiting in Chicago.

Mr. Roberts of Antioch, will preach here next Sabbath (to-morrow evening.)

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