Morris Herald – Feb 14, 1890

Excerpts from the Morris Herald for February 14, 1890.


Miss Emma Bell spent Monday in Joliet.

Rev. Chapman and son spent Monday in Chicago.

Dr. Watson went to Morris Monday on business.

Mrs. Stratton and family spent Saturday and Sunday in the country.

Geo. Comerford and Mr. Colehan and son are in Chicago on business.

Some of our young men went to Morris on last Friday to attend the dance.

John McKanna, of Plattville, paid our town a short visit on Friday of last week.

Mrs. Clark, of Sheridan, is the guest this week of her son, Postmaster Frank Clark.

Dave Crook has been on the sick list for the past few days, but is now much better.

Miss Angus, of Chicago, is spending a few days visiting at John Dwyer’s, west of town.

Willie Ahern made a flying trip to the Windy City last Friday and returned Saturday.

Mrs. A. H. Kistler, who has been quite sick for the past few weeks, is reported much better.

Lew Reid, who has been engaged in working for the city of Joliet, spent Sunday with his family.

James Bell, who has been visiting his son, Dr. James Bell, in Chicago, returned home Saturday afternoon.

Miss Nannie Kaffer has just completed a very successful term of school in district No. 3, Aux Sable township.

Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Knapp, Miss Grace Griswold and Miss Millie Fluent spent Friday and Saturday in Chicago.

The attendance at the public schools has about resumed its normal this week.  During the epidemic it had fallen off nearly half.

The roads in this vicinity are very much better than they have been this winter, which has greatly improved trade in town the past few days.

N.J. Comerford, who has been confined to the house for the past week with the grip, has so far recovered as to be able to resume his duties.

Charlie Bly, who has long been pining for the salubrious atmosphere of the wild west, left on Monday for the land of the coyotes grasshoppers.

Mr. Michael McGinty desires us to express his sincere thanks to his many friends for their kindness to himself and family during their late bereavement.

George Bedford was granted a first grade teacher’s certificate at the last examination in Kendall county. We welcome him to the ranks of the pedagogues.

Misses Frankie and Lottie Watson left on Monday of this week for Evanston where they will enter upon a course of study in the Northwestern University.


The latest arrival at George Unz’s is a girl, and she has come to stay.

Leonard Hornberger and son West returned last Sunday from Laporte, Ind.

Eph. Erickson, of Chicago, was the guest of James Horrie last Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Keepers spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. Walker, near Mazon.

W. C. Haskins’ old horse Barney is dead. He had reached the age of twenty-seven years.

A few of the friends of Wm. Willis met at his house one evening last week to give him a surprise, and a good time is reported.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Paxton were taken by surprise on last Friday night by a number of their friends and a good time was had by all.

Mr. and Mrs. George Shoteberger, of Nebraska, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mier last week. Mrs. S. is a sister of Mr. Mier.

Roll of honor for district No. 1, for the month ending Feb. 10th, 1890 – pupils neither absent nor tardy: Bennie Pickles, Emma Pickles, Leslie Horrie, Mable Horrie, Lucy Pickles, Frank Pickles, Clarence Keepers, Ole Thompson, Josey Thompson.

Typed and submitted by Deb Haines.

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