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January, 1913

Antioch News1 January 1913
A Happy New Year to all.

Mrs. T. H. Garrett spent the past week at Racine.

Miss Maud Cleveland of Wheaton, is home for the holidays.

Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent Xmas with her mother.

Robert Bonner of Chicago spent a few days with his parents here.

Simeon Ames and wife of Hickory spent Xmas with Millburn relatives.

Mrs. M. Spafford spent a week with her daughter Mrs. Mitchell of Waukegan.

Miss Annie McCredie of Champaign, Ill., is spending her vacation with the home folks.

Miss Gertrude Davies of Libertyville spent several days with her cousin, Miss Vida Jamieson.

Miss Helen Safford a high school teacher of Taylorville is spending her vacation with her parents.

Miss Alice Jamieson of Chicago and John Buss and family of Rochester, are spending several days at the home of George Jamieson.

Antioch News2 January 1913
Mrs. Elsbury, Wife of Titanic Victim,
Unable to Collect Damages for Death
Attorney Finds That Amount for Which Co. is Liable
is Insignificant; Will Receive only Fare Paid
Mrs. James Elsbury who lives just west of Gurnee, and whose husband was one of those who perished on the White Star Line steamer (the Titanic,) stands very little chance of ever collecting damages from the company, according to her attorney, C. C. Edwards, who has been working on the case for some little time.
According to Mr. Edwards, a New York court has issued what is known as a monition, restraining anyone from starting a suit for damages against the White Star Line, except in the court where the monition was issued. This makes it very difficult for many to start suit, the ruling, apparently, being wholly in favor of the company.
But this is by no means the worst part of it, he says. There is a law which says that a boat company is liable only for the extent of the salvage. In addition to this the heirs of a victim drowned in an accident like that of the Titanic, may recover the fares of the deceased victims.
In the case of the Titanic, all the salvage was four life boats, whose total value will not exceed $4,500. The total amount of fares paid for _______ amounted to $85,000 Thus _____ the families of the victims may recover the amount of fare paid, which will be taken out of the $85,000, the total amount of damages which the company will be obliged to pay for will not exceed $4,500 salvage. Thus if a suit was entered by the relatives of each victim, they would receive as damages only their proportionate share of the $4,500. This fact will cause many people to drop their suits which they had begun as it would cost more to travel to New York and start the suit a-new there, than they could possible get out of it. For this reason it is very probably that Mrs. Elsbury will drop all plans by starting a suit.
Shortly after the fatility, two or three suits were started in Chicago and it was this which caused Mrs. Elsbury to place her case in the hands of an attorney, and that suit be started. The monition issued in New York, however, speedily restrained these suits and it is very doubtful if any suits be started.
The death of Mr. Elsbury is recalled by all. He was returning from a trip to England and chose passage on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. For a long time his fate was in doubt but that he was drowned. Mr. Elsbury was one of the best known farmers in Lake county.

Mrs. L. Levoy is entertaining two of her sisters of Wisconsin.

Miss Alice Jamieson of Chicago spent Christmas with her parents here.

Mrs. Martha Safford is ill with pneumonia, at present she is on the gain.

Earl White of Madison, Wis., visited his parents for a few days returning home Monday.

Mrs. Geo. Duncan and children returned Monday to Fargo, N. D. They spent sometime with relatives here.

Mr. Griggs of Baraboo, Wis., visited with Mrs. Erma Strang and family and also attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Emerson Thayer.

Word reached here recently of the death of Andrew Thom, Dec. 19, in Amarilla, Texas, of tuberculosis. He was 41 years and 4 months. Andrew Thom formerly of Millburn leaves to mourn a wife and two sons, father and mother, three brothers and one sister.

Antioch News9 January 1913
Mrs. John A. Strang is visiting in Chicago.

Miss Vivian Bonner is visiting in Chicago this week.

Mr. Cremins of Waukegan is spending the week here.

The Hawkeye Glee club will give an entertainment at the church, Jan. 18.

W. J. White and wife left Monday for St. Andrews, Florida, to spend the winter.

Insurance meeting Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Mason's hall. Dinner served by the ladies of the church.

W. B. Stewart and wife left Wednesday for Jacksonxille and other places in Florida for the winter.

The Millburn Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at the Church, Monday, Jan. 13, at 2 p. m.

The funeral of Chas. Waterbury of Superior, Wis., was held at the Millburn Cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 7, under the auspices of the Tribe of Ben Hur of Wadsworth. Mr. Waterbury formerly lived here.

Antioch News16 January 1913
Mrs. Libbie Bonner--61 years old, died Saturday night at 10 o'clock; funeral Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home with burial in Millburn cemetery, Rev. Safford officiating.
Mrs. Charles Gorham of Waukegan was called to Russell on Saturday by the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Bonner, who was suffering of uraemia poisoning and had been unconscious two or three days. Mrs. Bonner resided on the large farm owned by her two brothers David and Grant Murrie.

Vera Miller is again at the German-American hospital in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hook, William Riley, Robert McCann attended the dance at Gurnee Friday.

A. C. Corris of Russell died Saturday at noon. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. John Bonner. Funeral at Russell Monday.

Mrs. L. M Bonner, formerly of Millburn died Saturday morning at her home in Russell. Mrs. Bonner was a sister of Mrs. John Bonner of this place. Rev. Safford officiated at the funeral. Interment in the Millburn cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Antioch News23 January 1913
Mrs. John Bonner is still quite sick.

Farmer's Institute will be held at Millburn, Feb. 6.

Mrs. Laura Wakefield of Gurnee, spent Sunday with Carrie Bater.

Miss Josephine Dodge of Peoria, Ill., is visiting her aunt Mrs. John Bonner.

George Anderson of Lake Forest was in this vicinity Monday visiting relatives.

C. E. business meeting will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at the home of A. H. Stewart.

Mrs. Douglass of Lake Villa spent several days with her sister, Mrs. R. L. Strang the past week.

Mrs. Richard Edmond's mother, Mrs. Jane Hellman died Saturday at the home of her son in Waukegan. The funeral was held Tuesday with burial at Warren.

Antioch News30 January 1913
Leslie Bonner has been quite sick.

David Minto is seriously ill with the grip.

J. P Dawson and wife were in Chicago the past week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White, Sunday, Jan. 26, a son.

Mr. Snyder of Wheaton, Ill., was the guest of Miss Helen Safford Sunday.

Miss Vera Miller has returned from the German hospital much improved.

There will be an entertainment given by Noah Beilhartz at the church. Feb. first.

John Bonner has gone to Springfield, Ill., as a delegate to the State Insurance convention.

Miss Josiephine Dodge returned Saturday to Peoria, Ill., where she will remain for a week and then go to Detroit, Michigan.

The Farmers Institute will be held at Millburn, Thursday, Feb. 6. All day and evening sessions will be held. Dinner and supper served the Ladies Aid.

Miss Lucy Spafford and Wm. G. Marselis of North Bend, Neb., were married Saturday, Jan. 18 at Milwaukee, Wis. The Rev. Counolly, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational church officiated. Miss Spafford is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Matilda Spafford. They will make their home on the Spafford farm. Accept congratulations.

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