Newspaper Clippings for
6 March 1919
E. A. Martin is busy this week attending the supervisors meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Neilsen are rejoicing over the arrival of a son
on Feb. 23.
Miss Maude Cleveland of Chicago spent the week-end with her
Frank Houser was sent to Elgin Saturday. Mrs. Houser is very
sick at this writing.
Mrs. Edmund Gerry and sons have moved back from Waukegan and
will work the farm.
Hal Stephens has received his discharge from the army and
returned home Saturday from Georgia.
James Armour having sold his farm to Clarence Bonner loaded
his car at Gurnee for their future home in Minnesota.
J______ Naundtz moved Thursday from Mrs. Gerry's farm and in
going across Taylor's Crossing had three cows killed by the fast
13 March 1919
SUPERVISORS CHANGE PROPOSED ROUTE
Millburn-Hickory Route Accepted
as the State Aid Route to Antioch
HOT SCRAP AT MEETING
There was some "hot time" at last Thursday's session of Board of
Supervisors, when they were called upon to decide by vote, which
of the two roads previously selected should be chosen as the
route for the new cement road that is to be given this section of
the county. The route first laid out included Grayslake and Lake
Villa, but a petition was later circulated changing the proposed
route to the Millburn-Hickory road. This naturally brought forth
a loud protest from Grayslake-Lake Villa residence and
consequently both factions were present to present their
respective claims before the board.
John Thain led the fight for fixing the route on the Millburn-
Hickory road and was backed up by Supervisor Martin of Millburn
and Supervisor Webb of Waukegan as well as by Geo. Stephens and
several other prominent citizens.
In substance, the Millburn folks argued: that their territory has
no cement road which the farmers can use in getting to Waukegan
or other southern and northern points; that their route takes
care of Druce's lake, Third and Fourth lakes, etc., and that it
forms a link for a cement road running to Grayslake via Belvidere
road, so, they argue, their route is but a couple of miles east
Supervisor Clarke, Highland Park, argued that Newport township
has no cement road and that its residents are entitled to
consideration even more that other localities where summer resort
features predominate, his point being that Newport people live
there the year around and should have a chance to haul their
grain, etc., over a cement road as well as providing for the
convenience of autoists enroute to the summer resorts.
Frank Hamlin and H. Lourey led the forces that were in favor of
the Grayslake-Lake Villa route, they argued that the route via
Grayslake and Lake Villa will permit cheaper construction because
material can be switched off directly from the Soo railroad to
the road to be built; that this route brings traffic nearer the
new Nippersink bridge across Nippersink Point and thence to Lake
After hearing the arguments of both factions, Supervisor Webb
moved that the Millburn-Hickory route be adopted and the vote in
its favor stood 15 to 8. The board then voted to make the choice
The course through Antioch would be the same no matter which
route was chosed and consequently there was no stir over the
matter in this village, although the majority here seem to favor
Rev. and Mrs. Safford returned home from Wheaton Friday.
Miss Bertha White has returned home from Lansing, Michigan.
Mrs. Marjorie Weise of Chicago spent the past week with her
father, E. M. Cannon.
Frank Hauser of Savannak, Ill., came home Monday to remain
with his mother for a while.
The Millburn-Hickory route for the cement road was voted
unanimous at the Supervisors meeting Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart expect to return from St.
Petersburg, Florida this week where they have spent the winter.
The Grubb school gave a basket social last Friday and $45 was
raised to help take care of an orphan in France for the Red
David M. White is on the petit jury this week and Mrs. White
is spending a few days with Mrs. Del Douglas of Washington
27 March 1919
Thain Springs One on Geo. Stephens
Last week quite an excitement prevailed throughout the vicinity
of Millburn and soon spread to all parts of the county, when a
rumor began to float about to the effect that Geo. B. Stephens of
Millburn had been keeping a blind pig. Close on the heels of the
first rumor came a second to the effect that Stephens' sons had
returned from war and had done away with the aforesaid blind
People gasped and wondered if they had heard aright, and all the
while John Thain another prominent Millburn resident was
chuckling to himself and thoroughly enjoying the excitement.
When the joke had in his estimation gone far enough, he
innocently explained that perhaps he was responsible for the
rumor for he had spoken of something which might start one, but
the "blind pig" to which he had referred when telling the story
was in reality a "sightless porker" which Stephens had been
fatening and which the boys had butchered.
We predict that George will get even with Thain yet.
Oscar Neahous was a Chicago visitor over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Ralph
The Millburn Ladies Aid society will serve dinner Thursday,
April 3, at the church.
The funeral of James Porter was held Sunday with burial at the
Mrs. E. A. Martin and son Richard are spending several days
with Mrs. Martin's sister at Kenosha.
Mr. Trieger, mother of Mrs. Freeman was taken to the Lake
county hospital Monday. Mrs. Trieger had a stroke of paralysis