Excerpts from the Morris Daily Herald for December 4, 1893
ABOUT THE CITY
11 degrees below zero was reported this morning.
Will Gorich ended his visit here this morning by returning to the city.
L. Lord who has been sick for some two weeks is gradually improving.
Mrs. Gus Morris is very sick with pneumonia.
Birney Goold returned to Rush Medical college this morning.
Louis Phillips and family moved to Mazon permanently today.
S. C. Stough had legal business at Joliet this morning.
William Gebhard paid Seneca a short visit on business today.
We are pleased to note the approaching recovery of Miss Cora Holderman after several days’ illness.
Marsh Wilson has so far recovered from his severe illness as to be able to see his friends around town again.
Dr. Baum spent the Sabbath with his folks here, leaving this morning for the metropolis.
Miss Mary Ridgway missed connections Sunday and arrived at school a little late today at Lake Forest.
Frank Palmer resumed his studies at school in Chicago today after a visit over Sunday and Thanksgiving.
Miss Cody opened her school at Englewood today after the Thanksgiving vacation, having returned on the morning train.
Mr. Stocker, an old friend from Joliet, attended the funeral of Mrs. Judge Thomas.
Style in Overcoats – Even if you are most fastidious as to the way your Overcoat shall fit or the way it shall be trimmed, we can please you – and save you money. You may hunt the town over for like marvels of perfect work in the Tailor’s craft. You’ll fail. They’re Here Only. Every coat is a masterpiece. We’re proud. You’ll be too, if you wear one. John Bonar & Son.
Chas. Peterson spent Sunday in Chicago.
Mr. Hursch left yesterday morning for Chicago to spend a day or two.
Chas. Lagerquist was a Sunday visitor at Braceville.
Dr. and Mrs. S.T. Ferguson arrived on the 10:53 this morning from Joliet to attend the funeral of the former’s sister Mrs. Thomas.
J.H. Pettit has had quite a siege of illness. His many friends are glad to know that he is almost well and will soon be amongst us again.
Miss Millie Nelson returned to Chicago this morning after a Thanksgiving and Sunday visit with her folks here. She was accompanied by her father the doctor on her return.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Naden returned from their trip south Saturday last, much pleased with their visit. They were at Hoopston and Kankakee.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McKindley came home today on the 10:53 train after a visit with relatives over Sunday at Plainfield.
Col. John Sobieski departed this morning from this city after a stay of nearly a week working under the auspices of the W.C.T.U. He will lecture at Utica this evening, and will be followed by Prof. Mitchell tomorrow.
Village Clerk Suffern of Coal City came to town this morning to meet his uncles James and Benj. Suffern who came from Chicago transact business at the court house.
Ralph Peairs terminated his short but pleasant visit with his brother here today and returned to school at Normal, with memories of a Thanksgiving at Morris.
The Methodists had a regular quarterly meeting yesterday morning at which service Herman Hoge was received into full membership.
John Baker spent Sunday at Earlville. Some of the young men say they’re “on to Johnnie.”
Traffic on the Rock Island was greatly impeded yesterday by the heavy snow storm of Saturday afternoon and night. More trains than one, east bound, were two hours late.
The newly constructed dam in the canal gave way yesterday and the city and state will again go to work to provide something more substantial to retain the water.
Several rooms at the high school had to be dismissed today on account of the inability of the janitor to bring 36 degrees of temperature out of the steamheater. This occasioned considerable trouble last year, but improvements have since been added and no difficulty in heating was expected so early in the day.
Parties ordering coal from Heather & Wood drop your cards in the post office, or order from our teamsters, as we call twice a day to the post office. Do not give your orders to Will Dewer if you want your coal from us. We are not responsible for the coal he delivers. Our prices are as low as the lowest, coal of the best quality, twenty hundred for a ton and no bosh. Respectfully, Heather & Wood
Ladies’ gossamer rubbers, best in the market, warranted not to crack 50c. I.A. Welton
Welton can save you money in fine shoes. From now until Thanksgiving Day I will make special reductions in ladies’ fine shoes. I.A. Welton
Order your party slipper of Welton tomorrow. All colors; match any dress. Ladies, try Welton for a pair of fine shoes. I.A. Welton, The Shoeman
Storm too Much for Hi Smith’s Ice House
At about 1 o’clock yesterday morning the people in the neighborhood of the paper mill were awakened from their slumbers by a loud crash. At rising time they looked about for the cause and found that Hi Smith’s ice house had collapsed under the superabundant quantity of snow which had fallen on it since Saturday noon. The rafters were too frail it seems to support the white covering and in it fell together with the south side of the structure. Hi says he will repair the damages at once so as to be ready for the immense ice crop which he has good reason to anticipate.
Sobieski Rises to the Old Standard: The union temperance services at the opera house last evening were very largely attended, the house being packed. Mr. Sobieski did himself justice last evening and was greatly appreciated by everyone. Many who have heard him in years gone by know how to appreciate him when he throws off all restraint and wades into his favorite theme – the temperance question. His word pictures and sparkling wit on these occasions are all one could desire. This evening will end his labors here for this time and he and Mr. Mitchell leave for Utica where they have been engaged for a season.
Opening of Winter Terms: A great many of the country schools in the county began the winter term today. Of course many changes have taken place in many instances, and the Herald mentions them as far as has come to its knowledge.
Miss Mae Conger has assumed charge of a school near Minooka for the winter; Miss Delia Widney will teach for the term at the Leich schoolhouse near here; Miss Grace Cody is transferred to the Joshua Hoge school house; and the school house two miles west of Carbon Hill will be presided over by Sylvester Williams, of Iowa City, IA.
Funeral of Mrs. Thomas
Many friends paid the last possible tribute of respect to the remains of Mrs. Judge Thomas this afternoon. At 1 o’clock the Rev. Swartz and Magner conducted the funeral rites at the house, a large number of friends and relatives being present. The remains were placed in the Evergreen cemetery vault to await temporarily until a vault can be built in which they may repose permanently.
A Double Funeral
Daniel, eldest brother of J.P. Kutz, and wife, Catharine, uncle and aunt of the writer died at their home in Reading, PA, on Saturday and Monday respectively, and their remains were placed into one grave Thanksgiving day at Myerstown, same state. The Reading Eagle says: “The pall bearers, eight in number, were selected from Mt. Penn lodge of Odd Fellows, from which a delegation attended. The remains were attired in black shrouds and rested in walnut caskets, each covered with an eiderdown blanket. On the plate on the lid of one casket was ‘Father’ and on the other ‘Mother’ and on the body of each was a sheaf of wheat. The cortege left on the 11:50 train for Myerstown, the funeral being largely attended. Relatives were present from Lebanon, Pottsville, Philadelphia, and New York. Funeral director Theodore G. Auman had charge; Hundreds of people viewed the remains Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.” The aged brother of deceased, who is now visiting his oldest son in Indiana, does not yet know of the sad news. May they both rest in peace.
Business meeting of the Congregational church Y.P.S.C.E. tonight at 7 o’clock at the home of George Brown. Full attendance is desired.
Maurer vs. Phillips
A little fracas took place at Keir’s blacksmith shop today between Edward Maurer and Louis Phillips. For some unknown cause Maurer assaulted Phillips while the latter was shoeing a horse, striking him in the face. As Phillips was in a stooping posture and at a disadvantage he struck back with a pair of nippers he was using. They had each other arrested and were brought before Justice Pike who fined Maurer $5 and costs and acquitted Philips as the evidence proved that the latter only acted in self defense. The fine was not paid and hence the offender languishes in jail.
The meeting of the directors of the Central America fruit company Saturday at Davis’ furniture store was productive of the formal hiring of James L. Davis to go to Honduras and take charge of matters there as long as his health will permit, and of choosing Mr. Davis superintendent of the company to succeed the present incumbent. The annual meeting of stock holders will take place in January, when more definite plans for action will be decided upon.
Say! Who was that man that took his girl ten miles out in the country yesterday, where she is teaching school? You should have seen them get stuck in a three foot snow drift, could neither go forth or back. You didn’t see him beat his path from the cutter to the fence and then take his girl on his back. He got the horse and cutter out by the skin of his teeth, with one thill broken. After reaching his destination he drove home ten miles with a single thill. Ask James Heather and his daughter, Izora, if they didn’t get there, just the same.
In the Sunday papers appear an account of the burning of a part of the University of Maryland at which Perry Armstrong is a student. Mr. Armstrong has not heard from his son and hence is not certain but his $100 set of dentist implements were destroyed in the conflagration. It is to be hoped such is not the case.
The Frenchman from Huron county, Michigan who was here Saturday in the interests of the LeBroun case returned today, but there are two others here today visiting the prisoner.
A marriage license was issued Saturday to Alley Allison and Miss Minnie M. Huntley, both of Mazon.
Wm. Kern’s sale takes place tomorrow. See notice elsewhere.