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The Miller Gazette, March 16, 1904

Page 4, Col. 2 & 3


In Memoriam.
MARY FORD MILLER.

Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Burrows, February 12, 1904, Mrs. Mary F. Miller. She was in her 85th year of age. Another pioneer has passed to her last earthly resting place, another long and beautiful life is ended. Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Chauncey and Mary Hulbert Ford, a member of one of the oldest families of this county. She was a grand-daughter of Wm. Ford, of Connecticut, and Benoni P. Hurlbert of Vermont, veteran of the Revolutionary war, both of whom were closely identified with the settlement of the state of Ohio. Chauncey Ford located on a farm north of Roseville, on the 10th of March 1804. On this farm Mrs. Miller was born. In her sixteenth year she was united in marriage with David Miller, by whom she had two children, who preceded her to the silent land. Several years later she became the wife of John Miller, of Fultonham, Ohio.

Of this marriage three children were born, all of whom are living: Julius C. Miller, of Garnett, Kansas, Mrs. Halda Bingham of St. Lawrence, South Dakota, and Mrs. Clara Burrows, of South Zanesville, with whom she has always lived.

Mrs. Miller removed to the west forty years ago, the greater part of that time was spent in Illinois. She was a resident of Bloomington many years, from there she removed to South Dakota, from thence to Chicago. One year ago the longing for her old home drew her back to the scenes of her childhood to return and die among her kindred. To die and rest at last in Woodlawn, near the blue waters of the Muskingum that she loved so long and well. Mrs. Miller was a close student of human nature, and her knowledge of character was marvelous. She retained her metal faculties to the last. She was a fluent and agreeable talker, and she drew around her a coterie of warm friends. She will be mourned and missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Presbyterian church for many years, her life was the confession of a religious belief, intense, warm and enduring. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Alspach, of the First Presbyterian church, city. Mrs. Miller was a faithful servant of God, relying upon Him, who doeth all things well. The sun of life sank lower in the sky, the shadows crept closer day by day, yet she was not afraid, and when a voice came, out of the silence saying, "Com up higher" trustingly, confidingly, she glided out on that river which flows into the sea of eternity.

Be near me when I fad away,
To points the term of human strife,
And on the low dark verge of life,
The twilight of eternal day.

The Miller Gazette, March 16, 1904

Page 5, Col. 1



Miller Warblings.

See Wm. Healey for fire insurance.

Money to loan on Real Estate. S. V. GHRIST

50 styles in men's new dress shirts. H. R. GREEVES.

Insure before you burn l- see Wm. Healey.

Dan Healey of the Highmore Bulletin, was a pleasant Miller visitor Tuesday.

Two sets of heavy harness for sale. Enquire of E. R. Mathews. St. Lawrence.

We are glad to have the pleasure of placing on our exchange list this week the Redfield Feflex.

Take your repair work to Wm. Strickler, jeweler and optician, Headquarters for fine watches, clock and jewelry.


The Miller Gazette, March 16, 1904

Page 5, Col. 2



St. Patrick's Day in the morning.

Daniel Walsh, of Cedar township, was here Wednesday transacting business.

S. L. Sage at one time a country newspaper man, is reported to be making arrangements to start a paper in Huron. - Redfield Reflex.

Moore & Pike, carpenters and contractors, and all inside work and office work a pecialty. All of our work guaranteed. 10t4

Mr. Altenow is having his stock of goods replenished by car load lots every time the freight comes from the east.

Mr. Blackmer is now the owner of a 1900 pound white faced bull which he will use in his St. Lawrence herd this summer.

The goods for the new store at St. Lawrence arrived last Monday. They expect to be ready to sell the last of the week. Look for their adv.

Mr. Louis Sell, one of Hand county's boys, is now Superintended of a mining company, Placer Goldmining district in the Turtle mountain country.--Redfield Reflex.

Bruce McVay has some fine Brown Legon chickens for sale. They are of the finest strains. Great layers. The chickens are on the McVay ranch east of St. Lawrence, postoffice St. Lawrence.


The Miller Gazette, March 16, 1904

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The U. S. Supreme Court has upheld the holdings of the lower court in the now famous Meyer case.

I have just received a large and handsome line of wall paper, all the latest designs and at the lowest prices ever sold. It is a pleasure to have you call and let us show you through our stock. O. H. COLLINS PROP.

Verne Danburg has opened up a tin shop in St. Lawrence and asks that the people give him a share of their work. Verne is a young man grown up here in Hand county and learned his trade in Miller. Why not give this young man your work?

W. J. Davy, of the St. Lawrence Roller Mill has just put in one of the latest Smut Cleaning machines, and assures the public that he can absolutely remove all smut from wheat. Farmers should consult him at once as smut is very detrimented to the raising and quality of wheat.

Will Flint has returned to his old stamping ground - St. Lawrence. Will thinks it a man wants work and good wages he had better stay right in Hand county. Mr. Flint has taken a position in James Loomis' blacksmith shop. He reports that St. Lawrence is often spoken of in Chicago and other places he visited in Wisconsin and Iowa, and some are coming here from Iowa soon to locate in Hand county.

Mr. L. F. McDonald and Miss Alice I. Stewart, of Burdette, Hand county, this state, came to Clear Lake last Saturday to visit their old time friends Rev. and Mrs. Simmons. During their stay here the young people secured a marriage license and were married at the M. E. parsonage on Saturday evening, Rev. Simmons officiating. The bride and groom returned home Tuesday, taking with them the best wishes of everybody in this place. - Clear Lake Courrier.

Wm. McPhail returned from Kansas this week where he went last fall to make his home. He is now convinced, however, that Hand county is o.k. and will again make this his home. He states that his father, J. L., is not satisfied with Kansas and will shortly be back here to reside permanently. He also states that John H. Mitchell, who will be remembered here, has a cancer on his hand, and in order to save his life the hand will be amputated. Mr. Mitchell has the sympathy of his friends in his sad misfortune.

The law questions that will arise in the Mrs. Sherman Dye and Miss Rena Nelson murder case are something that will be watched with much interest by lawyers as well as by the public generally. It looks to an outsider at the present time that this has been a job put up on Mrs. Sherman Dye. If she is the one that sent the candy to Miss Nelson, she has done wrong, but perhaps she is entitled to some sympathy. Even if she did commit the act which act which at the present time there is not evidence, but the GAZETTE mus stand on the belief that the guilty must pay the penalty.

Another witness testifies for Hand county. This time a lady Mrs. Vincent of York township, returned from her Wisconsin visit the forepart of last week. She comes back feeling contented with her Dakota home more than ever. She had thought before making her visit she would like to go back and live in Wisconsin, but now she does not want to leave her Hand county home. She reports that many in Wisconsin are looking to Dakota for a home and no doubt many will be here to purchase before the land is all sold at the present prices. It will be but a short time that land can be bought at the prices it is now being sold for.


The Miller Gazette, March 16, 1904

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LICENSE CARRIES.

License Carries by 29 Majority And Ed Dunn Elected Marshal.

After a hard fought battle Tuesday, between the forces that believed that license was the proper method to regulate and control the liquor traffic, and those who believed it to be wrong to license the sale of the brewed ferments, license carried by twenty-nine majority. As usual it was a question upon which men cannot agree, and while the fight was spirited and much shoe lather sacrificed, withal it was friendly and good natured, which demonstrated that the issue not the men was doing the fighting.

As to the officers the only instance where there was opposition, was on the Marshal, Ed Dunn defeating Duane Whitcomb by seven majority.

The following is the votes received by the various candidates:
John McCullen 154
W. H. Lane 157
John Campbell 157
Chas. Thomsom 161
Wilbur Burke 159
P. J. Dunn 154
E. M. Dunn 96
D. Whitcombe 89
J. W. Heltibridle 150
Yes 111
No 82



Public Sale

I will sell by auction at my place on N. W. 18-114-68, fifteen miles northwest of Miller, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 1904. Commencing a 11 o'clock, the following described property: Eight yearling steers, 15 2 yr old steers, 24 cows with calves, 10 2 year old heifers, 6 yearlings heifers, 1 horse, and some good hay. TERMS OF SALE: - All sums under $10, cash. All sums of $10 and over, time will be given until November 1st, on good and approved security, bearing interest at ten per cent. Free Lunch.
E. S. Wilson . J. P. Morril
Auctioneer . Owner

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