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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
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.
4 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
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
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
FIXES FIRST DATE
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.
AS TO THE OLD PAPER
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.
11 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
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
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
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 February 1904
DEATH OF ALD. MAVOR.
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
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
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
OF THE LATE MRS. ELIZABETH MURRIE
Mrs. Elizabeth Murrie was born in Perth, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1826.
Was married to George Murrie in 1847, and came to America in
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
Deceased leaves four sons, one daughter, seventeen grand-children,
and one great-grandchild, her husband preceded her five years
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
ALD. MAVOR'S FUNERAL HELD
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
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.
PAYS A TRIBUTE TO MAVOR.
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
C. E. topic, Feb. 14-What will real friendship do? Jessie
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
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
18 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
Mrs. H. B. Tower spent a few days last week in Chicago, returning
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.