The fact that L. R. Murray is an expert horseman has been demonstrated to the entire satisfaction of his wife and family. Last Sunday while out driving, he thought he would show his skill by driving on both sides of a ditch at once. At first it seemed that his efforts would be crowned with success but things took a sudden turn, as things sometimes do, and the first thing he discovered after the turn was the whole outfit piled in the ditch. No serious damage was done but one of the babies lit on its nose with sufficient force that it still remembers its father’s careful driving.
Mrs. N. W. Burnham died at her home in Mazon, June 12, 1893, aged 64 years. The deceased was first taken sick Dec. 29, of last year, with a stroke of paralysis and her age made her recovery almost impossible, but she improved, though very slowly, until there seemed some hopes of her recovery, and during fair weather she was able to be moved about in a wheel chair; although she had very little use of herself and was very week. Friday afternoon she was very much worse from the effects of another stroke, which with the weak condition of her system was too much and Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock all that was mortal passed to the world beyond. She leaves to mourn her untimely death, five children, all of whom are married, and an aged husband. The funeral services were held form the M. E. church Tuesday, June 13, at 3 o’clock and interment took place in the Mazon cemetery, which was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends.
Clarance Finch is home from school for the summer.
Thomas Blair is painting M. Abbott’s hotel building.
G. W. Carpenter has had his elevator partially respringed.
The young folks had a dance at Ed Hyslop’s on Friday evening.
Richard Lamb and wife from Kinsman visited at M. Abbott’s Tuesday.
Hey Smith is tearing down the old Slosson shop, having sold the lumber to M. Malaney.