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February, 1904

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 2 February 1904
A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Dodge Thursday, Jan. 21.

The sleighing is fine just at present.

C. E. topic, Jan. 31-Every Christian Called to be a Missionary. Clarence Bock, leader.

Mr. and Mrs. James Jamison were surprised by a number of their friends Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The evening was passed in playing progressive euchre. Miss Gartley and Joe Erchinger carried off the first prizes and Mrs. John Etrang and David Young won the second prizes.

Mrs. A. H. Stewarts and Mrs. Bundy died at her home in Chicago Friday, Jan. 22. She was a resident of this part of Lake county for a good many years.

Really, this thing of breaking cold weather records may be carried too far.

The grub school will give a basket social and entertainment at the school house, Friday evening, Feb . Each lady is requested to bring a basket with lunch enough for two. Proceeds for the benefit of a library. All come.

Antioch News4 February 1904
K. L. Smith was a Chicago visitor last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Dodge are rejoicing over the arrival of a son.

A sleighload of young people from here attended the box social at Fox Lake Thursday evening, and all reported a good time.

The Ladies Aid society will meet at the home of Mrs. Cummings and Miss K. L. Smith on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4. Every one welcome.

The Y. P. S. C. E. will give a dime social at the home of Dr. Taylor, Thursday evening Feb. 11. Everyone come and bring your friends.

Mrs. A. H. Stewart's aunt, Mrs. Bundy, died at her home in Chicago, on Friday, Jan. 22. For many years she had been a resident of this part of Lake County.

Heavy galvanized iron rural delivery mail boxes for sale at my office for $1.35. These boxes are approved by the Post Master General. J. C. James, Jr., Antioch.

The Grub school will give a basket social and entertainment at the school house Friday evening, Feb. 5. Each lady is requested to bring a basket with lunch for two. The proceeds to be used for the benefit of a library. All come and help a good cause.

A surprise was given to Mr. and Mrs. James Jamieson by their friends in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on the evening of Jan. 19. The evening was spent in progressive euchre. The first prizes were won by Miss Gartley and Joe Eichinger, and the second prizes by Mrs. John Strang and David Young.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 6 February 1904
Mr. and Mrs. Criso Van Patten gave a party last Thursday evening a big sleigh load went up and had a gay time and an excellent supper.

Little Helen Gannon is very dangerously sick. Much concern is felt for her.

Vera Miller is in the city at the hospital for treatment. No operation however.

Rev. Mr. Lee and E. A. Martin went to Chicago Monday. Mrs. Lee has been in Evanston a week.

Ernest White has to the Farmers Institute held at Ivanhoe and Deerfield this week.

Geo. Miller is not well. He has been in bed several days.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 6 February 1904
Judge Jones Gets Figures From Original Land Sale Records for Lake Co.
Judge D. L. Jones has delved into the books in his office and obtained data which should settle the question raised this week by a couple of old settlers as to when the first land sale of land in Lake County took place.
He learned that the first land in Lake County was sold from the office which the government opened in Chicago and the date was June 18th, 1840. This tract was sold to Mark Bangs and the records show it to be the W 1/2, sec. 21, town of Wauconda. On the same day the next entry in the book is recorded a sale of the SE 1/4, sec 26, town of Wauconda to Daniel Hubbard and Mark Banks. A third entry is that to Elisha Hubbard, of the SW 1/4, sec. 36.
Judge Jones himself copied these records from the original books in Chicago, hence he knows they are right.

Old Settler Offers Correction
but History Errs a Trifle.
Waukegan, Ill., Feb. 4, 1904
Editor Sun. - Dear Sir: Noticed in your paper a short time ago that The Lake County Herald was the first paper published in Lake county H. R. & Co.'s history of Lake county showes that The Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner, the first number being published March 4th, 1845, N. W. Fulton as publisher, and A. B. Wyncoop, editor and proprietor. The paper was published about two years. My father took the paper and I can remember it well, think he sold a full year numbers to C. F. Weird in 1880. The first land sale was in June, 1842, can remember that very distinctly also, very truly an old settler.
A. P. Lewson,
214 Fourth st., Waukegan.
With regard to the above, it will be recalled that when the Herald was brought forward by Messrs. Durst, that it was noted that it was the FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN WAUKEGAN, that, whereas the Porcupine was printed a few months before the Herald, that the Porcupine was PUBLISHED AT KENOSHA and brought here as a local paper. Thus, though the histories speak of the Porcupine as the first paper in Little Fort, the Herald was the first one really issued here as a local enterprise.

Antioch News11 February 1904
Miss Grace White of Nebraska, is visiting her cousin Vera Worden.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings entertained over fifty at the Ladies Aid last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm McGuire gave a dinner to a few of their intimate friends last Saturday.

C. E. topic, Feb. 14--What will real friendship do? Jessie Jamieson leader.

Mr. Andrew White of Nebraska, is visiting at Wm. Whites and will also visit other relatives while here.

Mr. A. H. Stewart has rented his farm to Geo. Edmunds. We all hope Millburn will not loose Mr. and Mrs. Stewart.

Mrs. Dr. Tombaugh, of Waukegan, will entertain the ladies of the "Millburn Ladies Aid" to dinner, Thursday Feb. 11.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gerry was buried here last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerry have our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

The Y.P.S.C.E. business meeting will be held at Ernest Whites Friday evening, Feb. 12. All young people cordially invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Tower entertained about forty friends at cards last Saturday evening. A fine supper was served after which the prizes were presented to the winners. The first prizes were awarded to Jessie Jamieson and John Eichinger and the second prizes to Ethel McGuire and Arthur Clark.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 February 1904
By the death of Ald. Wm. Mavor, the city of Chicago has lost one of its most useful citizens-a citizen who not only recognized his duties but performed them faithfully, industriously, and conscientiously-a citizen who went even beyond this and zealously guarded and in every way sought to promote its interests.
The city administration has also met with the loss of a counsellor whose place it will be hard to fill.
He has been the leader of the council for nearly six years, and during that time has always been in opposition to the dishonest and corrupt element.
As the head of the finance committee the administration has relied upon him to guard against mis-appropriation and squandering of the city's revenues.
His work in connection with the solution of the traction problem, which was one of his ambitions, is well known. He labored upon that solution indefatigably.
He worked hardly less assiduously in regulating and improving flats and tenements to make them safer, healthier, and more comfortable-a task for which he was specially fitted by reason of his practical knowledge and long experience as a builder and contractor.
The work of his hands was in evidence in one of the stateliest buildings of the White City, and the testimonials of his skill and honest workmanship are numerous, both in the business and the residence sections of the city.
The loss of such a man, standing for honest government, for opposition to gang rule, for careful financial management, for efficiency in all measures pertaining to the city's welfare-of a man who contributed to the city's up building after the devastation of 1781, and who entertained and illustrated the highest ideal of good citizenship, is no ordinary loss. Following so closely up on the sudden death of ex-Mayor Roche, the city has been doubly afflicted. Such men are not so plentiful that their passing away is a matter of only current interest. Tribune.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 14 February 1904
Mrs. Elizabeth Murrie was born in Perth, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1826. Was married to George Murrie in 1847, and came to America in 1852.
For five years they lived in New Jersey, then came to Lake Co., which has since been her home. For ten years she has lived in Waukegan, where she has gained many friends, who will miss her ever-ready word of cheer and encouragement.
In early life she became a member of the Presbyterian church and for many years has been a member of the Congregational church, at Millburn and since residing in Waukegan has been a member of the Congregational church here. Rev. Mr. Talmage officiated at the funeral services.
Deceased leaves four sons, one daughter, seventeen grand-children, and one great-grandchild, her husband preceded her five years ago.
The family wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the last illness of their mother, also for flowers and music at the funeral.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 15 February 1904
All Hacks From Here in use Today at Funeral at Millburn.
The funeral of the late Alderman Mavor, held this afternoon at Millburn, resulted in a call for nearly all of the hacks in the Waukegan liveries.
A number of persons from here who knew the alderman or are intimate friends of his wife's family, the Strangs, went out to attend the interment which was held at Millburn cemetery. The funeral train arrived at Wadsworth about 1:15 o'clock and the cortege went at once to the cemetery at Millburn.

At the South Congregational church Chicago, where Ald. William Mavor was a member of the board of trustees, the pastor, the Rev. Willard B. Thorp, spoke briefly yesterday in memory of Mr. Mavor. He said in part: "Our church feels in a peculiar way the grief which has come to the entire city. Great as were Mr. Mavor's services to the material and financial interests of the city, they are overshadowed by the contribution he was unconsciously making as an example of high ideals in citizenship. To go into the council, composed as it was when he entered it, and not only be true to principle but at the same time to establish such cordial relations with his fellow members that he was recognized at once as their natural leader, was a great and notable achievement."

Mr. Andrew White and daughter Grace, of Nebraska, are visiting with their relatives here.

Mrs. Dr. Tombaugh, of Waukegan, will entertain the ladies of the "Millburn Ladies' Aid" to dinner, Thursday, Feb. 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGuire gave a dinner to a few of their intimate friends last Saturday.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings entertained over fifty at the Ladies' Aid last Thursday.

C. E. topic, Feb. 14-What will real friendship do? Jessie Jamieson, leader.

A. H. Stewart has rented his farm to Geo. Edmunds. We hope Mr. and Mrs. Stewart will stop in Millburn as we can not well afford to lose them.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gerry was buried here last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerry have our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

The Y. P. S. C. E. business meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Wm. White Friday evening, Feb. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Tower entertained forty guests at cards last Saturday evening in honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Tower's seventy- eight birthday. A very fine supper was served after which the prizes were awarded to Jessie Jamieson and John Eichinger and the second prizes to Ethel McGuire and Arthur Clark.

The two weeks' old child of Mr. and Mrs. Armour, died Monday. Interment at the Millburn cemetery Tuesday.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 16 February 1904
Mrs. Eva Taylor is at her father's Mr. George Kennedy. Mrs. Taylor was sick and unable to attend to her duties as nurse so she came out here to recuperate.

Miss Enos of the German-American hospital, Chicago, a friend of Mrs. Taylor's, is spending some time with the family of George Kennedy.

Antioch News18 February 1904
Mrs. F. T. Lee returned from Evanston Thursday.

There are two cases of measles in Millburn at present.

Clarence Bock visited at his home in Libertyville Sunday.

Lloyd White of Michigan City, Ind. came home Friday and returned Saturday.

Mrs. H. B. Tower spent a few days last week in Chicago, returning home Friday.

Mrs. Trotter has gone to Evanston where she will make her future home with her daughter Lucy.

Mrs. Lee has been quite sick with lagripe and was unable to attend either service on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Pollock visited with Mr. and Mrs. John Fulton at Waukegan Sunday.

Mr. Starkweather of Rockford is again in our midst, devoting most of his time to tuning pianos.

C.E. topic, Feb. 21--Some good ways of using the Sabbath. Mrs. R. L. Strang leader.

Last Thursday eight members of the Ladies Aid society were entertained at dinner by Mrs. L. H. Tombaugh at Waukegan.

We are all very glad that Harold Minto was fortunate enough to escape uninjured in the accident he had at the Gurnee rail road crossing, on Tuesday Feb. 9.

Alderman William Mavor died at his home at 4420, Greenwood Ave., Chicago, on Friday Feb. 12. The funeral service was held at his late home at ten o'clock Monday forenoon. At twelve o'clock the body was taken to Wadsworth on a special train, arriving at Millburn cemetery at two o'clock. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Alderman Mavor is a son in law of Robert Strang of this place. He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. Charles Barrett of California and Belle, Gertrude, Florence and Morton Mavor.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 19 February 1904
The McAlister Hospital is nearly completed; and as the finishing touches are added the visitor to the place is impressed with the fact that Waukegan has a structure to be proud of, and one which will meet the needs for years to come. It is a handsome, imposing structure, and as one sees its convenience and perfect adaptability to the purpose for which it is designed it impresses the beholder, with the fact that Architect Samuel N. Crowen is a master of his profession, and that his ideas have been carried out to perfection by conscientious work of the contractor Mr. Hale.
The building is 34 feet, 6 inches in front, fronting on North avenue, 69 feet, 8 inches on Third street and 43 feet, 6 inches in rear, "L" shaped; 3 stories and basement.
The basement contains a receiving room for the receiving of patients, work room, general kitchen, diet kitchen, nurses' dining room, some bed rooms for help, general bath room, laundry, coal room, boiler room and disinfecting room-the last two rooms, boiler room and disinfecting room, are outside of the main building projecting beyond the rear wall; being covered with a concrete roof forming a terrace on the first story, being accessible from main ward.
First Story-Contains general reception room off the main entrance from North avenue and on the opposite side of the corridor is the hospital office; adjoining thereto the superintendent's room and a private consultation room. Immediately opposite the main stairway, are linen, drug rooms, diet kitchen and bath rooms. Opening from the main corridor, which is 8 feet wide, are the two men's wards; one large one being about 25 feet x 32 feet, which is called the surgical ward, and a smaller ward about 15 feet x 25 feet, which is the men's medical ward. Owing to the fact that the hospital has had a good many surgical cases in the past this ward is considerable bigger than the medical ward.
Second Story-The main corridor extends from the front to the rear of the building, the rear end connecting with a nice large fire escape, especially designed for hospital purposes; in the S. W. corner is a woman's ward, 25 feet x 20 feet and opposite said ward are two private rooms, large enough to hold two or three beds, adjoining thereto is a lavatory, and the same arrangement as on the other floor-bath rooms, diet kitchen, linen and drug rooms. In the N. E. corner is a room planned for cases that are to be isolated; opposite said room are two more private rooms.
Third Story--In the north-east corner is a surgical ward, which consists of the operating room, sterilizing room, anaestizing room and two dressing rooms; one for nurses and one for doctors; as well as store room for linen, drugs and surgical instruments; all these rooms are planned in such a manner as to make it convenient for the handling of surgical cases; adjoining said ward are diet kitchen, drug room, bath rooms; same as on other floors and in the rear are two recovery rooms for patients to recover after operation; opposite said rooms are two small wards for children.
No other part of a hospital is of so great importance as the location of the operating ward and the object is to separate same from main parts of the building so as not to allow this transmission of sound or ether fumes or outcries from patients as any noise is very annoying to other patients.
In addition to skylight which faces North are two bay windows; one facing north and one east, thus permitting ample light from all sides; floor in said room is one solid monolith, which is the best sanitary floor so far used in hospital construction; all of the plumbing throughout is the very best suitable for a hospital; simple and substantial, as no expense has been spared to have the hospital sanitary. As the work in a hospital is continuous both night and day; therefore, all fixtures must be the best durable make obtainable.
The aim to secure the highest sanitary quality throughout is manifest everywhere in the severe simplicity of the structure. The interior finish, reduced to the minimum throughout, is wholly without ornament, but is massive and substantial. Every corner, even to walls and ceiling is rounded to prevent accumulation of dirt. Convenience is studied everywhere, a feature which will contribute to economy of management An elevator provides for the easy transportation of patients to the several floors of the building access to the elevator being from the ground level at the south entrance.
The contract price of the building was $18,500. Thus far but $15 has been spent for extras. This does not include the finishing of a part of the upper floor, and the furnishing of this is now being considered. Mr. Crowen says that the building could not be duplicated in Chicago for $30,000.
The building will accommodate from 50 to 60 patients, which on the generally figured ratio of one patient to every 500 population, provides well for the city's need.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 20 February 1904
Lloyd White is home from Michigan City.

Lucy Spafford is down sick with the measles.

Mr. Lee the minister, is reported very sick with pneumonia. Mrs. Lee came home from Evanston last week.

Alice Dodge and Vera Werden are sick with the measles.

Mrs. Armore is gaining slowly.

Elmer Pollock had one thumb nearly sawed off while sawing wood with a machine last week.

Alice Jamieson and Helen Dodge were home over Sunday.

Mr. Starkweather was round here all last week selling and tuning pianos. His business is always in the musical line. He ably assisted the choir Sunday.

Those who went to Waukegan to dine with Dr. and Mrs. Tombaugh were: Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. James Bonner, Mrs. R. L. Strang, Mrs. J. A. Strang, Miss Sarah Browe, Mrs. Wm. White.

John Trotter went to Evanston last Friday with the last load of his mothers goods.

All rejoice over Harold Minto's escape from being killed last Friday by the cars.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 22 February 1904
Mrs. Wm. Mitchell is visiting with her mother, Mrs. Spafford.

On Wednesday, October 12, occurred the marriage of Miss Ina Cornwall, of Bristol and Mr. Edwin Thorn, of Millburn. They have gone to St. Louis.

Mrs. Lawrence has returned from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Low, of Waukegan.

Miss Ethel McGuire will entertain the Jolly Workers club on Saturday afternoon, October 22.

C. E. Topic, October 23, "How Can We Enlarge and Improve Our Work?" Harold Minto, leader.

Mr. and Mrs. Gorham, of Waukegan visited with John Bonner's last Thursday.

At the C. E. business meeting last Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the six months: President-Lucy Spafford; V. Pres.- Mabel Irving; Treas.- Jesse Denman; Secretary-Alive Dodge; Organists- Minnetta Denman and Ethel McGuire.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 27 February 1904
Mrs. Herbert Mathews is much better.

Mr. Lee has been sick the last two weeks.

Mrs. Denman is acting as trained nurse for Rev. Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pollock, have a little son about a week old.

Mrs. Eliza Hughes came home from the city last Friday. She had been staying some time with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Mavor.

Mrs. Geo. Gerrity went to the city Tuesday for a few day's visit with her father. Mrs. Trotter takes care of the twin babies during her absence.

Little Helen Cannon has recovered sufficiently to come to see her grandmother Bater last Wednesday.

Two big sleigh loads of young folks went over to Mr. Irving's Monday night and gave the young ladies a surprise party. It was Mabel Irving's birthday. They got home early in the morning.

Alice Dodge and Lucy Spafford are about over the measles. Vera Worden is now down sick with measles.

Mr. Cummings has rented a house in Waukegan and will move there the 1st of April. They will be greatly missed here.

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