Issue 12 and Volume 42.

THE MUELLER COMPANY JUBILEE. On Saturday, September 7, the Mueller Manufacturing company, of Decatur, Ill., gave its employes and their families a picnic at the Mechanicsburg Chautauqua grounds to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of business in Decatur by H. Mueller, founder of the Mueller company. Twenty-five hundred were transported to the picnic grounds from Dayton, Ohio, who, with a few hundreds from Springfield and other places, made up the 3,000 guests of the firm. With the exception of a slight inconvenience caused by a thunderstorm, nothing occurred to mar the pleasures of the day, and nothing was omitted by the Brothers Mueller to make their guests happy. Free transportation each way, free music, free entertainment, free banqueting,nothing was wanting, and it is not putting it at too high a figure to represent the whole cost of the pleasures of the day as costing the firm over $r2,000.…

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