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January, 1896

from Antioch News9 January 1896
F. W. Heddle, of Somers, Wis., visited Millburn friends, last week.

Robert Jamieson and Willie Duncan skated to Lake Forest, last Saturday.

Mrs. Christian Payne has been visiting her brother, James K. Pollock.

Rev. Edward Harris and family have been visiting his parents, the past week, Mrs. Harris and daughter remaining here over Sunday.

Mrs. Robert Strahan is entertaining her brothers, Messr. Speers, of Pontiac, Ill.

The young people enjoyed a surprise and watch meeting last Tuesday evening - New Years eve - with Alfred and Hattie Bain.

The ladies are planning to furnish dinner on Saturday, Jan. 11, for those in attendance at the Insurance meeting. The proceeds will be given to the church.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner entertained relatives on New Years.

Skating parties have been very well attended the past week. Through there are many novices, we have no broken bones to chronicle.

Mrs. Pantall returned last Thursday, after a short visit in Chicago.

The lowest thermometer record for last Saturday morning, as yet reported is 15 degrees. "Let the good work go on."

from Antioch News16 January 1896
Mrs. J. M. Strang is recovering from an attack of mumps.

E. A. Martin spent part of last week in Chicago, returning Saturday with his niece, Charlotte Adams.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart and Mrs. H. S. Strang spent Friday and Saturday in Waukegan.

Cards are out for the golden wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Strang, of Lake Villa, visited with his mother, Mrs. _. J. Strang, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Trigg, of Half Day spent Friday and Saturday of last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. White.

The Y.P.S.C.E. business meeting was held last Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Spafford.

The Insurance Meeting on last Saturday was very largely attended. The officers elected were President, Geo. B. Stephens: Secretary, John A. Thain; Treasurer, John Bonner.

The ladies of the church served dinner on last Saturday, to those attending the Insurance Meeting, and cleared over twenty dollars, which will be given to the church.

Roy Wood, who is attending school in Rochester, Wis., spent a short time at Mrs. Minto's this week.

The removal of the poplar trees along Poplar Avenue makes quite a difference in the appearance of that part of town, together with the disappearing of the grove near the cemetery.

Collector's Notice.
We will be at Antioch every Saturday; Lake Villa on Tuesday and Millburn on Thursday.
F. G. Hooper, C. M. Confer.

Auction Sale
The undersigned will sell at public auction, on the Bater Farm. 1 1/2 miles South of Millburn, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 1896, commencing at 1 p.m. sharp, One horse, Hambletonian Prince, 7 years old, fine driver; 1 span black Clyde mares, 5 years old; 1 span sorrel drivers, 4 years old; 1 span two-year-old colts; 1 old mare and sucking colt; 7 choice cows, three fresh, the rest coming in soon; 10 yearling heifers, 1 yearling bull, 4 brood sows, 1 lumber wagon, 1 truck wagon, 1 Peerless feed mill, quantity of corn in ear, fine lot seed corn, and other articles too numerous to mention.

Terms-$10 and under, cash; over $10, one year's time, at 6 per cent. No goods removed until terms of sale are complied with.

W. H. Brewer
H. D. Hughes, Auctioneer.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 18 January 1896
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday January 18th at their spacious home in Millburn, Lake County, Illinois.
The entire day was given to festivity and happy reminiscence.
The invitations were all responded to except in two cases where illness prevented. Forty six plates were laid for the banquet at high noon and reset at the evening hour.
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, the house was full of good cheer and congratulations over the significant event commemorated. Nothing was spared to make it a day to be remembered even as the day in 1846 when troth was first plighted.
Upon arrival of the guests a brief congratulatory address was given by Rev. S. A. Harris, the resident pastor, followed by a prayer of thanksgiving for the benificence in providence in sparing the aged pair to see so long a term of realized fealty to each other. After the repast an important programme of music, recitation, select reading, grave and gay and there was no let or hindrance until the parting words were spoken.
To mark the day the children had provided fitting tokens.
To the parents were given a superb adjustible chair.
To Mrs. Strang was given $50 partly in gold, which was tucked under her plate at the banquet table, a present from Mr. Strang. Friends at Butte, Montana, sent a handsome Coyote skin mounted for mat as a wedding gift.
Mr. Strang went out to dinner in the hat and gloves, and Mrs. Strang in the shawl worn fifty years before, producing a genuine merriment.
Nineteen grandchildren were given the liberty of the house and their joyous young life helped to gladden these grandparents on this day that comes but once.
Mr. Strang is one of a very few of the early pioneers in his town yet surviving, who has helped to make the community what it is in many of its public aspects. Prosperity has attended the sturdy struggle of life and now in old age rest and honor are accorded them with the good will of neighbors and friends. The memory of this semi-centennial will long be a comfort to Mr. and Mrs. Strang, as well as to the large number who as relatives feel what it has been to them, that this father and mother in Israel have been given to them in the good providence of God. They are well know in Somers where they have visited frequently with their daughters, Mrs. W. C. Bain and B. F. Yule.
from Antioch News23 January 1896
Reward Offered.
A reward of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) will be paid by the Millburn Mutual Insurance Company for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons instrumental in burning Mrs. Persons and William Knott's property, on Nov. 19th, 1895, insured by the
Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. John A. Thain, Sec'y.
Millburn, Ill., Jan. 15, 1896.

J. A. Thain visited in Kenosha last week.

Miss Bell Buse, of Racine, is visiting friends here.

W. G. Thom returned last week from school at Valparaiso, Ind.

The Ladies Aid Society met on Thursday of this week with Mrs. George Strang.

Misses Mary and Inez Jamieson, of Antioch, have been visiting in Millburn for a few days.

Mrs. Heddle, of Somers, Wis., is visiting relatives and friends here. F. W. Heddle is staying at A. Clark's.

Miss Nellie Trotter has gone to the city to spend some time. Her brother, Richard Trotter, has been quite ill.

The social event of the season was the golden wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, which was held last Saturday at Albion Place. There were about forty guests and all enjoyed themselves to their fullest capacity. Among the gifts were a beautiful leather- upholstered reclining chair, fifty dollars, and a Montana coyote rug. Letters of congratulation were read and the spirit of rejoicing was everywhere present.

On last Saturday evening the M. S. and L. Club celebrated the second anniversary of its organization at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart. The officers elected were: President, Nellie Trotter, Vice President, Addie Pollock, Secretary and Treasurer, Jessie Strang. Refreshments were served and the evening passed very pleasantly and all too quickly. The club is greatly indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart for their repeated kindnesses, and desires herewith to express its gratitude to them.

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