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October, 1886

from Gazette2 October 1886
Quite a hard frost was noticed here last Wednesday morning.

John Strang, Sr., and Jas. Bater, went to Chicago the first of the week and bought a car load of steers. They were nice ones.

Mrs. H. J. Strang and Mrs. Dr. Taylor, went to Chicago Tuesday as delegates, to attend the meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society.

We noticed Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Thain of Oak Park, in church last Sunday.

The people are laying in their winter stock of coal this week. On Tuesday nineteen loads were drawn here.

Will White has been giving his barns a coat of paint.

Mrs. J. M. Strang of Millburn, and Mrs. Wm. Mavor of Chicago, have gone to New York to meet Mr. Mavor who is on his return from Scotland.

Miss Lou Roddie is visiting friends in Chicago.

Take in the house plants, as some morning you will find them frozen.

If you wish to see a fine Star colt, call at Mr. A. Spafford's. He has a daisy.

A. H. Stewart has the foundation for his new barn nearly finished. The work was done by Mr. A. Sutherland, and of course is right.

Miss Gretchen Doerk of Wadsworth was the guest of Onie Taylor this week.

The schools are in full blast again, with Miss Maggie Lawrence at the east school, Miss Irene Kennedy at the Dodge school, and Mr. Dell Gray at the Grubb school.

As winter is approaching, you will need a good pair of bob sleighs, so call on W. H. Rose. Prices reasonable and quality good, both in heavy or light bobs.

Mrs. Jerry is having a siege of typhoid fever.

Miss Izie Murrie is also quite sick.

Mr. Martin, proprietor, of the White Farm, has bought Mr. Trude's farm at Hastings' Lake, formerly owned by A. J. Hastings.

from Gazette9 October 1886
Some of the farmers have commenced to husk corn. The corn crop throughout this section is mentioned to be a fine crop. The corn seems to be well matured.

Mr. J. L. Hughes had several teams hauling lumber for him Tuesday and Wednesday from Wadsworth. He had two car-loads shipped from Racine Monday. He will repair his old barns and build a large lean on the south end of it.

Mr. David White has been hauling lumber also for a new sheep barn.

The Sayder Bros. after much labor, have succeeded in getting a good well for Mr. D. White. They have been down 120 feet in one place and about 100 feet in another, and now it is supposed they have a good well at only 28 feet.

Isa Mourle is very low.

Mr. James Thain is also reported very ill.

The Grub School House looks well with its new coat of paint. The buildings and grounds begin to look quite bonny. There has been a new fence and a wood house built this summer. The building has been repaired to a considerable extent inside also. Joe Wilmington did the painting. It is generally supposed Joe understands his business, but if he was a little hasty this time he is excusable, for his next job on hand is to paint the Gavin School House and one of the fair sex teaches there, All is well that ends well.

Mr. Henry W. Rose, our blacksmith, started for England last Tuesday.

Mr. John Rose has rented the Huntley farm for the next year.

It is rumored our mail carrier was in Waukegan after his certificate of deposit Tuesday. A young lady not a thousand miles west, was in the same day. The young couple went to Chicago Thursday. And still the Roses bloom.

from Gazette23 October 1886
News is some like the leaves on the trees - very scarce.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Mathews spent several days in the city.

Mr. Sorter of Fairbault, Minn., a brother of Mrs. Geo. Strang, is visiting here.

Mrs. Agnes Huntly left for Mo. on Wednesday, where she expects to make her home in the future.

Old Mr. Myers, grandfather of Jas. King, was buried on Thursday.

We understand that the arrangements for the lecture course have been completed, and some of the lecturers engaged.

All should attend the Prohibition lecture to be given in Hughes' Hall this coming week.

from Gazette30 October 1886
There is come excitement and warm discussions over the coming election., but next Tuesday will tell who the successful candidates are.

Geo. Strang, Jr. has moved to Lake Villa for the winter.

Charles McCredie is moving into Mrs. Godinia's house.

Mrs. Jamieson of Chicago who has been visiting Jas. Jameson's family, returned home the forepart of the week.

That was a good lecture Tuesday night and those who did not attend missed it.

All seemed to have a pleasant time at the pie sociable which was held at G. L. Stewart's and there were over eleven dollars added to the picnic fund.

A. H. Stewart is having some trouble with one of his hands, being threatened with erysipelas.

The parties who lost a blanket shawl on the night of the prohibition lecture at Millburn can have it by called on Mrs. L. M. Hughes.

Mr. Murrie's fever turned on Tuesday and now hopes are entertained on his recovery.

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