Morris Daily Herald – Dec. 7, 1893

Excerpts From The Morris Daily Herald December 7, 1893


Mrs. Rev. Warner, we regret to say is among the large list of sick people in our city.

Mr. and Mrs. Preston, of Mazon, were shopping here yesterday, and it was Mr. P’s first visit for almost one year.

Bert Kilmer brought his smiling face with him from Verona yesterday, and called upon some of his man friends here.

A regular meeting of XXX will be held this evening with Carrie Knierem. A full attendance is desired as a new feature is to be introduced. Mary McGrath, Sec.

An operation was performed on an abscess which has been the cause of Miss Cora Holderman’s illness, yesterday afternoon and she is now getting along nicely.

Ben Angus sustained quite an ugly wound last evening at one of the slaughter houses while assisting in the killing of a “porker.” The animal was being held by the ears, and as Angus released his hold the head was thrown upward, the tusk catching Mr. Angus by the hand and tearing the fleshy portion quite badly.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cadwell were called by telegram to Chicago Wednesday morning by the sudden death of C.E. Grenell, brother of Mrs. Cadwell. Mr. Grenell had Bright’s disease, heart failure being the immediate cause of death. Deceased was thirty-eight years of age at the time of his death and leaves a wife and two children, father, mother, one brother, and one sister to mourn his loss. Burial at River Forest.

Mr. Gindle, of Chicago, was at the terra cotta works today.

The Presbyterian people will celebrate Christmas with a cantata.

Miss Nellie Thomas had a pleasant little tea party last night.

The whist club meets at the home of Miss Belle Brown this evening.

Sam’l Torwbridge the well-known horseman came over from Mazon today.

Mrs. Eli Hastings is spending a few days with her daughter Mrs. Chris. Lawson in the country.

Fred Ferguson expects to move in and take possession of his new house next week.

Dr. Taxis was over from Mazon yesterday. He had a large remnant of “grippe” with him.

Frank Struble has moved into his new house, and Frank Hull now occupies the flat he vacated.

Frank Bonar from Coal City was in town on business today, accompanied by Frank Kellar.

The canal dam has at last been completed and a little water was let in today.

Mrs. John Fitzgibbons returned to her home in Chicago today after attending the bedside of her mother.

Mrs. G.W. Morse we are sorry to report is very low and may not survive many hours from the time of this writing.

??? Field is now acting as electrician for the electric light company, and it is not now known who will succeed Harry Lindon. Harry seems to be doing as nicely as can be expected. The fingers were amputated so as to leave the slightest stumps if that can be any advantage. His many friends hope he will not be long in getting around again. The fact that he is left handed is of course, in his favor for the future.

The Christian Endeavor society of the Presbyterian church have elected the following officers for the ensuing six months: President, W.S. Strong; vice president, Mamie Humble; secretary, Genie Bonar and Miss Mamie Robinson was chosen corresponding secretary which is a life position.

P. McAllister Very Low: A telephone message from Channahon today gave the sad intelligence that P. McAllister spent a very bad night and was really worse this morning than when Dr. Prairs attended him last evening.

Piano Tuning: Mr. Chat Chaxil will make his regular tuning trip to Morris December 10th. Please leave your orders at G.C. Riding’s jewelry store.


Miss Hattie Carr Becomes Mrs. A.E. Washburn

There was a very quiet and unimposing little wedding at the home of Mr. J.C. Carr last evening, when Miss Hattie the only daughter, gave her hand in marriage to Mr. Adelbert E. Washburn, of the firm of Steep & Washburn. The very least formality was observed, and the Rev. Magner on his way to prayer meeting stepped in to pronounce the words which made the two one. The ceremony was strictly private, no company or outsiders being invited. This was according to the desires of the parties concerned. Mr. and Mrs. Washburn immediately drove to their new home in the house formerly owned by Will Harrod, about one half block east of the Woelfel residence, which was tastily furnished and ready for occupancy. They will have a very pleasant and comfortable home, and their many friends here wish them all that is joyous and pleasant. Both bride and groom are old residents of Morris and are well known to all. The Herald joins in the many hearty congratulations for their future happiness and well-being.


Once again has the Angel of Death invaded our Temple and bid us unchain our Circle and permit the spirit of our beloved brother Patriarch Peter Lauerman to obey his call and join that Circle above. While we mourn his loss as a good and trusting Patriarch we are but the better fitted to share in and extend our deepest sympathy to his bereaved wife and children for their sad loss of so good, kind and loving a husband and father. Adopted, by an unanimous vote by Canokee Temple, No. 11 Patriarchal Circle of America, Dec. 5, 1893. James Hansen, J.O. Lerette, G.C. Ridings, Committee.

Typed and submitted by Kathleen Berner Groll.

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