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December, 1904

Antioch News1 December 1904
Mr. Harry Kerr has rented Wm. Chope's farm.

Mrs. Wm. Mitchell and little son Lester came out Friday and stayed till Sunday.

Victor Strang and Vera Worden are home from Rochester.

Harold Lee came home from Evanston to spend Thanksgiving with his parents.

Horace Tower, of Englewood, is visiting a few days with his uncle H. B. Tower.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tower is spending a few days with Mrs. F. Shepard, of Gurnee.

Harold Lee returned to Evanston Sunday accompanied by his mother.

Mrs. H. Gerry and Miss Yule were callers at the Mrs. Dietmeyer's last week.

Roy Hughes was a Chicago visitor last week.

Miss Jessie Jamieson is entertaining her cousin, Miss Ross.

Miss Josie Bidwell was the guest of Mrs. G. E. Denman a few days last week.

The C. E. business meeting will be at Miss Ethel McGuire's on Friday evening, Dec. 9.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings and son Clarence, of Waukegan, spent Thanksgiving with her mother, Mrs. Smith.

Mrs. Richard Listow, of Colorado, is visiting with Theo. Van Alstine and other relatives.

Miss Emma Spafford has gone to the St. Louis fair and also to visit her brother in St. Louis.

Mrs. Yule has gone to Waukegan to spend the winter with her daughter Mrs. H. Gerry.

Mrs. Trotter and daughter Mamie, of Evanston, are visiting with Mrs. Nellie Bain and John Trotter.

Mrs. Warren McGuire will entertain the Warren Cemetery association on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Miss K. L. Smith, Vera Worden and Alice Dodge were Chicago visitors this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Matthews gave a dinner party on Friday. Nov. 25, in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage.

Mrs. R. L. Strang gave a party for her son Victor, last Thursday evening. About 25 young people were present, who report having had an enjoyable time.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 1 December 1904
Alfred Bain is making quite extensive improvements on his house which will be very fine when completed.

Frank Sage formerly of Millburn died suddenly in Oklahoma about a month ago. He leaves a family in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. White dined with Mrs. Dodge Thanksgiving.

Scott Leroy has bought the Sam Grigg's farm of Richard and John Griggs and will soon take possession.

The Trotter family seven in all were up from Chicago for Thanksgiving.

Kittie Smith was in the city on business Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Evans of Pennsylvania were visitors at Mrs. Wm. White's recently. They are cousins.

Mr. Pantall accompanied Mrs. Adams and daughter home Saturday. They came out for turkey dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Pollock spent Thanksgiving with John Fulton's family in Waukegan.

Ed and Alice Jamieson were home Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Pantall is spending the week in the city.

The jolly workers met at Mrs. White's recently and made three comforts. They do good in various ways helping any who need help.

Quite a large company gathered at Herbert Mathews the 25th of Nov. to celebrate their 25th wedding day. Silver was the order of the day.

The Cummings were out a few days last week.

Miss Mary Ross of Waukesha, Wis., spent Thanksgiving at James Jamieson's.

Mrs. Norman Adams and children returned to Chicago Lawn Saturday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Pantall.

The Trotter family spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. A. K. Bain.

Miss Carrie Bater entertained the choir Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang leave Friday for Florida. They expect to spend some time in Havana.

The ladies of Millburn will hold a bazaar in the church on Friday evening Dec. 16. Articles both practicle and fancy will be for sale. A program is being arranged and supper will be served from 5 until 9. Don't forget the date.

Mr. Will Wandel and mother spent Sunday at Mrs. Bater's.

Miss Vera Strang and Olie Cleveland returned to Rochester, Wis., Monday.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 2 December 1904
Misses Gussie and Hazel Thain have returned from Mt. Carroll, where they have been to school.

Miss Lucy Spafford visited with her sister, Mrs. Mitchell, in Waukegan, the past week.

Mrs. Geo. Gerrity's aunt and cousin from Chicago visited with her last Thursday.

Mr. John McGuire and son, Chase, of Hickory, spent a few days with Wm. McGuire last week.

Mrs. F. T. Lee returned from Evanston last Tuesday.

Rev. Stevens, of Grayslake, filled the pulpit Sunday, Rev. F. T. Lee being in Chicago.

Miss Erma Vanduzer was in Chicago, Thursday.

Bruce Stephens has secured a position in the Security Savings Bank in Waukegan.

Mrs. Pantall returned from Chicago, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang left last Friday for Havana for a short time, later they will go to Florida for the winter.

Mr. John Oakers returned last Thursday from the St. Louis fair.

C. E. Topic, December 11; How to break bad habits and cultivate good ones. Jesse Denman, leader.


Antioch News8 December 1904
Misses Gussie and Hazel Thain have returned from school.

Mrs. F. T. Lee returned from Evanston Tuesday.

Don't forget the Bazaar to be held Friday, Dec. 16.

A little daughter was born Dec. 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon.

Rev. Stevens, of Grayslake, exchanged pulpits with Rev. F. T. Lee last Sunday.

Mr. John Acker returned from the St. Louis Fair.

Miss Irma VanDuzer was in Chicago last Thursday.

Bruce Stephens has a position in the Security Savings Bank in Waukegan.

Miss Lucy Spafford visited with her sister Mrs. Mitchell in Waukgan the past week.

Mrs. Geo. Garrity's aunt and cousin from Chicago visited with her last Thursday.

Mr. John McGuire and son Chase, of Hickory, spent a few days with William McGuire last week.

C. E. Topic for Dec. 11--How to break bad habits and cultivate good ones. Jessie Denman, leader.

Mrs. Pantall returned Friday from Chicago, where she has been visiting for a week.

J. H. Bonner, John Acker, John Eichinger and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Strang attended the Fat Stock Show.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Strang left Friday for Havana to stay a short time, and later they go to Florida for the winter.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 9 December 1904
Misses Gussie and Hazel Thain came home from Mount Carroll Academy last Friday.

Frank Clark, who has lived in Millburn more than twenty years, has moved to his new home farm in Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Strang started for Florida and Cuba last Friday. They have changed from California to Florida this year. They will see Lookout Mountain on their way down, also Chattanooga.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon have a young daughter a week old.

Guy Hughes is collecting in the town of Antioch for the Millburn Insurance company.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee are in Evanston.

Rev. Mr. Stevens of Grays Lake occupied the pulpit in Mr. Lee's absence.

J. A. Thain attended the Fat Stock Show last week.

The C. E. business meeting will be held with Ethel McGuire Friday evening.

Mr. George Mitchell of Grossdale was up last Friday looking after business matters.

Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth are expected home this week. They are much missed.

Mrs. Geo. Strang gave a dinner party Saturday.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 December 1904
Director Bidinger of Hospital Ass'n
Asks if Bills Have Been Paid Legally?
Has the Hospital Association been paying its debts illegaly all the years of its existance? If the point raised by Alderman Bidinger this afternoon proves correct they have been so doing.
The point came up at this afternoon's meeting of the association at the W. C. T. U. hall. The routine business went on in the usual smooth unruffled manner until it came to the report of the finance committee. Their report wound up as follows: "These bills were allowed, and orders drawn for the same."
"Did I understand that these bills have been ordered paid," asked Alderman Bidinger, a director of the association.
"Yes, we did it, this afternoon before the regular meeting. The finance committee met and did their work, and allowed these bills paid" was the answer.
"I don't see how you can do that. I don't see how any committee can allow bills for any association without referring them to the association as a whole. I don't see that the committee has any more right to do this in the Hospital association than any committee in the council would have to order the city's money paid out without referring it to the council as a whole."
"Well, but when they are read before the meeting, that is sufficient chance for the members to say whether there is any kick coming on them or not."
"But aren't they paid?" asked the director.
"No, they are only ordered paid" was the reply.
"If they are ordered paid, and have already been allowed, it seems something of a farce to read them before the meeting now, was the reply.
"Well, that's the way it is in our by laws, and that's the way we've been doing it for years." said the president.
"It isn't a question of how long you have been doing it," said the director, "It's a question of whether you have been doing it right or not. I don't think it's legal."
The matter was finally referred to a committee to report to the next meeting on the legality of any committee allowing billes without referring them to the association.
Mr. Besley's resignation was to come before the meeting this afternoon, and there was a considerable question whether it would be accepted.
LATER-The association refused to accept Mr. Besley's resignation.
Antioch News15 December 1904
Gordon Bonner is home from Champaign, Ill, on a three weeks vacation.

Mr. Lee attended the Apollo Club's Banquet at Evanston last Monday.

A. H. Stewart spent a few days last week at Lily Lake with his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Taylor.

C. E. Topic, Dec. 18--Whatever he would like to have me do. Alice Dodge, leader.

Mary Eichinger has returned from Chicago.

Mrs. Powell and son Harold of Polo, Ill. were visiting at John Ockers last week.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings visited with her sister Saturday.

The bazaar will be held afternoon and evening Dec. 16.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 17 December 1904
Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth returned from their long stay in the city Wednesday. Mr. Wentworth has a badly sprained wrist from a fall from a car.

R. L. Strang and wife were in Waukegan Saturday.

Roy Hughes has gone to the city for the winter.

Herbert Mathews has been away on a jury for two weeks.

Richard Griggs, of Baraboo, has been down and straightened up the title to the farm, so Scott Levoy can take it with an abstract.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang have arrived at Daytona, Florida, on their way to Cuba. Rev. C. M. Bingham, a former minister of Millburn, has lived there many years.

The ladies are getting ready for the bazaar Friday night.

Emma Spafford has been in St. Louis the last two weeks.

Arthur Spafford is living in St. Louis this winter.


Antioch News22 December 1904
The Christmas Praise service will be next Sunday evening, Dec. 25.

Miss Millspaugh and Harold Lee came out from Evanston last Friday

The bazaar was very successful, financially. The Ladies cleared about $85.

C. E. Topic, Dec. 25--"The light of the word." Vivien Bonner, leader.

The Sunday School will have an entertainment and Christmas tree on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Rev. F. T. Lee has sent in his resignation which will take place the latter part of the month. He has accepted a call to the First Congregation church at Maywood.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 23 December 1904
Guy Hughes was in the city Monday.

Mrs. Tillotson, lately returned from New York, visited at Herbert Mathews last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strang, of Waukegan, came out Saturday for a visit.

Norman Adams, recently from New Castle, Wyoming, is visiting here for a few days and beguiling his friends with astonishing stories-western life is different from Chicago.

All were shocked to hear Rev. Mr. Lee's resignation read from the pulpit last Sunday morning by Rev. Mr. Safford. Oh! The restless ministers, they are aye seeking mare siller.

Rev. Mr. Safford occupied the pulpit last Sunday in the absence of Mr. Lee.

The bazaar was held last Friday night. It was well attended. Alfred Bain, Alfred Spafford and Ralph Spafford sang solos. All were highly appreciated. The ladies' aid society held a short session. Their responses to their names were very amusing. Their song "The three blind mice" was received with much applause. Mrs. White's "Not sorry I married with Pat Magee" was heartily applauded. Ida and Madge Strang and Maud Cleveland and Mabel Chope all had beautiful pieces and spoke well, four pretty little girls that will make their mark in the world some day.

Will and John Strang were in the city Monday.

The Sunday school will have a Christmas tree Saturday evening.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 28 December 1904
The Christmas praise service will be on Sunday evening, December 25.

Harold Lee came home last Friday for a two weeks' vacation.

The Sunday school will have a Christmas tree and entertainment on Saturday evening, Dec 24th.

The bazaar was well attended and very successful financially. The ladies realizing about eight-five dollars.

Mrs. Millspaugh is visiting with Mrs. Lee again.

Rev. F. P. Lee has sent in his resignation, which he has requested to take place the later part of the month. He has accepted a call to the First Congregation church at Maywood.

C. E. Topic December 25th. The Light of the World. Vivien Bonner, leader.

Miss Mabel Irving has returned to her home.

Mr. Safford of Chicago, filled the pulpit in absense of Mr. Lee last Sunday.

Vera Warden, is home for the Christmas vacation.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 29 December 1904
Miss Lottie Wright is a visitor at Kittie Smith's.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strang and son George, of Waukegan, came out for Christmas.

Mrs. Wm. Wedge, of Grayslake, died last Thursday and was buried here last Saturday.

Mabel Adams came Monday to spend her vacation with her Grandfather Pantall.

Earl White, Victor Strang, Vivian Bonner and Vera Werdon are all home from the different schools for the holiday vacation.

Clarence Bonner, of Indianapolis, was home for Christmas.

The Lees are all in Evanston. They go to Maywood for keeps this week.

Mrs. A. H. Stewart has been sick abed the past week, but is now able to be up again under the care of Dr. Jamison.

Mrs. Peter Strang was in Waukegan a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lucas Webb, who has been dangerously sick the past week.

Frank Strang and Clare Cummings, of Waukegan, came out for the Christmas tree Saturday.

Bains and Trotters went to Evanston to hold Christmas with all the other Trotters.

Mrs. Elmer Cannon and Miss Carrie Cannon gave a family dinner party on Christmas.


Antioch News29 December 1904
The Millburn Mutual Insurance Company will, on January 7, 1905, celebrate their golden anniversary and many prominent speakers from Waukegan and other places will be present. The officers and ex- officers of the company will give a free dinner, to which all are invited. As their annual meetings are always well patronized, this, their fiftieth meeting, will be one long to be remembered, and we assure all who attend, that they will be royally entertained. Remember the date, Saturday, January 7th, 1905.

On Thursday, Dec. 22 after a long illness of paralysis, occurred the death of Mrs. Wm. Wedge, Sr., of this place. She passed away at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 22 days, and leaves to mourn, her husband and aged mother Mrs. Geo Wright, one son William, of Waukegan, and a brother, Smith Wright, of Burlington. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church on Saturday, and burial at Millburn cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community.

Happy New Year to all.

The Tower's, Cannon's, Denman's and Gerrity's entertained for Xmas dinner.

Mr. E. P. Dodge spent Xmas with his daughter Mrs. Helen Buss, of Rochester.

Earl White and Alex Hughes are home from Champaign on a vacation.

C. E. Topic, Jan. 1--Our Goal for 1905. Lucy Spafford, leader.

Miss Vivien Bonner returned from DeKalb last Friday for a week's vacation.

Victor Strang and Ole Cleveland returned from Rochester.

Miss Wright, of Chicago, and Clarence Cummings, of Waukegan, spent Christmas with Miss K. L. Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee and son Harold and Miss Millspaugh spent Christmas with Mrs. Lee's sister, Mrs. Dean, of Evanston.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Denman and son, Mrs. Gail and daughter Gladys, of Highland Park, spent Xmas at Mrs. Denman's.

Mr. and Mrs. William Tower and son Horace were out from Englewood over Xmas.

Mrs. Gabriel Odett and children have been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Geo. Gerrity.

Mrs. Wm. Wedge was buried in the Millburn cemetery last Saturday. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. J. M. Strang and her last home was in Grayslake.

The Christian Endeavor will give a reception to the members of the church and young people on Friday evening, Dec. 30.

The Sunday School officers were elected last Sunday for the ensuing year: Miss Una Minto, Supt.; Geo W. Dodge, Ass't Supt.; Wm. McCredie, Sec'y and Treas.; Will Bonner, Librarian; Margaret White, Ass't Librarian, and Lucy Spafford, Organist.


from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 31 December 1904
Miss Vivien Bonner returned from Chicago last Friday for a week's vacation.

Victor Stang and Ole Cleveland have returned from Rochester.

Mrs. Wm. Wedge was buried in the Millburn cemetery last Saturday. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. John M. Strang.

Miss Wright, of Chicago, and Clarence Cummings, of Waukegan spent Christmas with Miss K. L. Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee and son, Harold, and Miss Millspaugh, spent Christmas at Mrs. Lee's sister, Mrs. Dean, of Evanston.

Mr. E. P. Dodge, spent Christmas with his daughter, Mrs. Helen Buss, of Rochester, Miss Alice Jamieson of Berwyn, was there also.

Earle White and Alex Hughes, are home from Champaign on a vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Denman and son and Mrs. Gail and daughter, Gladys, of Highland Park, spent Christmas at Mr. Denman's.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tower and son, Horace, were out from Englewood, over Christmas.

Mrs. Gabriel Odett and children have been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Gerrity

The Towers, Denmans, Cannons and Garritys entertained for Xmas dinner.

The Christian Endeavors will give a reception to the members of the church and the Young People on Friday evening, December 30.
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