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from the Waukegan Daily 04 May 1900
FIND WEALTH IN STOVE PIPE
Search of Dead Women's Late Home Reveals Hidden Cash.
Mrs. Benjamin Gardner, one of the oldest settlers of Lake County
was buried last Friday at Millburn. She was thought to have left
little property, but developments have revealed traces of hidden
wealth. In a woodshed in the rear of the home in a joint of
stovepipe was found a collection of tins and cloths among which
was hidden $800 in cash. Other valuables are being searched for.
The aged woman has resided in this vicinity for fifty-five years,
her husband dying five years ago. She owned a small farm on
which she lived a retied life.
10 May 1900
Harry Adams, of Green Bay, Wis., was on our streets this week.
Walter Ross, of Fort Worth, Texas, visited at Mrs. Watson's the
first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, Jr., of Lake Forest, visited at Mr.
Bonner's this week.
Mrs. Lawrence returned to her home here Thursday after spending the
winter in Tabor, Iowa.
Mrs. Taylor and daughter Marjorie, and Miss Emily Wynn, of Waukegan
spent Sunday at Mrs. Bater's.
The Regular monthly business meeting of the Y. P. S. C. E. will be
held with Jeanie Thom on Friday evening.
Mrs. Brown and son Warren, of Chicago, are spending a few days with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wentworth.
Mr. and Mrs. James Duncan and son Albert, and Mr. and Mrs. P. P.
Ames, of Antioch, called on Millburn friends Sunday.
Mr. Herbert McQueen, of Chicago, and Mr. Ray Tombaugh, of Waukegan,
visited friends here and attended church Sunday.
17 May 1900
Married--At Millburn, Illinois, by Rev. S. A. Harris, Thursday, May
10, 1900, Mr. Ernest L. Simons to Miss Emma Smart, both of this city
(Editor's note: Antioch.). The many friends of the bride and groom
join with The News in wishing the happy couple a share of the joys of
this life and none of its sorrows.
loose clipping, source unknown 23 May 1900
On Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart, occurred the wedding of Irene L Stewart
and Dr. Ralph C. Taylor. Over a hundred relatives and friends were
present and the brief and impressive ceremony was performed by Rev.
S. A. Harris. Dr. and Mrs. Taylor went to Chicago for a short
time and will make their home at Lily Lake, Ill., where he has a
loose clipping, source unknown 26 May 1900
Robbery at Millburn.
The village of Millburn was thrown into a state of
excitement Sunday by the announcement of a bold
The residence of Mrs. Phoebe Lamson had been entered
Saturday night, the prowler gaining the house by forcing a
Proceeding upstairs, the robber had gone to the bed room of
Herbert Matthews, Mrs. Lamson's son-in-law. His trousers
were taken from the room and found near the open window
down stairs Sunday morning. The pockets had been rifled and
$160 in money taken therefrom.
No trace of the thief has been secured, but it was
evidently done by somebody familiar with the place and
aware that Mr. Matthew had the money.
31 May 1900
Sneaked the Cash.
Saturday night sneak thieves entered the home of H. R. Mathews, at
Millburn, by forcing an entrance through the kitchen window. After
searching around the house they entered Mr. Mathews sleeping room on
the second floor and succeeded in making away with his trousers and
vest in which they found about $180 in cash and a watch. Pocketing the
cash they left the trousers and vest in the yard and also left the
watch, evidently fearing it might prove a means of identification.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Ames, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Hughes and Miss Bell and
Miss Mary Jameison attended the Taylor-Stewart wedding at Millburn last
Antioch baseball club played with Millburn, Sunday, the score being
18 and 11 in favor of Antioch.
A Bad Accident.
While going home from this city about half past nine Thursday
evening, and when within about a half mile of home the rig driven by
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Barber was ran into by three men from the Dr.
Fahrney place near Millburn, who were on their way to this place. The
rig was driven by the doctor's coachman and contained two plumbers who
were at work at the farm. Whether the horse was unmanageble or the
accident occurred from reckless driving, is not known, but Mr. and Mrs.
Barber were crowded from the road and the heavy rig crashed into their
light buggy smashing it into kindling wood and throwing the occupants
to the ground where both received serious injuries, those of Mrs.
Barber being for a time thought to be fatal. Sunday for the first time
she was able to open her eyes and take some nourishment, but is yet
badly bruised and shaken up. Mr. Barber, although badly hurt, was not
so seriously injured as his wife, and both fortunately are now
considered out of danger. After freeing itself from the rig the horse
ran home and their son, C. H. Barber, at once started down the road
where he found his parents at the place where the accident occurred, in
the condition as stated. The occupants of the Fahrney rig were also
thrown out and quite badly injured and were taken to the Simons house
where they received medical attendance, and the next day were taken to