Morris Daily Herald Excerpts – Dec 13, 1893

Excerpts from the Morris Daily Herald for December 13, 1893


Mrs. Mal Bennett, south of the river, is down with the “grip”.

Mrs. Woolsey returned from a business trip to Chicago last evening.

Charlie Hynds is under the weather and unable to wait on customers at Zens & Erickson’s.

Dr. Gale arrived in town last evening from Aurora to visit his brother in law and wife Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Handwerk.

Jorstad has the cheese for you. Something choice in New York cream, brick cream, Limburger sap sago or green, and Swiss cheese.

Mrs. M. Hamlin-Woolsey has just returned from Chicago with a lot of holiday goods, which will be sold at bargains. She invites all the ladies to call and see them.

The jailer at the county prison would like to know if the young ladies who loaf about the premises of the jail would like their names published.  A continuance of their conduct will result in this.

There are gruesome quaint, and incredulous tales, but the one is unmatched which tells of the theft of four pillows on which one of our late citizens breathed his last, such an action is almost “ghoulish” as it can be.

Edw. Spiers and Miss Jane Millhouse, of Braceville respectfully 22 and 18 years of age were today licensed to marry.

Frank Ruhler was in Chicago today buying goods.

Something entirely new in embroidery silk. Inquire at M. Hamlin Woolsey’s.

Miss Fannie Miller went to Chicago this morning.

Robert Mahon of LaSalle paid Morris a brief visit today.

Four caramels for 1 cent. Ridgway

Lewis Barrows is now employed indefinitely at Zens & Erickson’s.

Mrs. Ed. Dages, who has been very sick the past week, is somewhat better.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Petty finished moving into their new store building today.

W.H. Remington yesterday moved his family into the house on Division street recently occupied by Martin Moran.

The Morris orchestra gave satisfaction to the K. of P’s last night and they don’t see why we should go out of town for orchestra music.

The tannery received three carloads of hides today, which is a reminder of the good old times when business was rushing at that manufactory.

The Aid Society of the M.E. Church will meet in the basement of the church on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14th. Every member is requested to be present, as there is a vote to be taken as to the disbursement of Society funds.

Chris Arneson has moved into the house formerly occupied by Mr. Foxford on east Main street, the latter having moved into the Jacob Olson house on east Washington street.

The father of S.I. Loyd has moved here from Ottawa, and today settled down in the house which Tip Henderson vacated last week.

We’ve fish and kids, pipes and cigarettes, dice and bananas in candy form. Ridgway

W. E. Tappen, after spending a few weeks visiting friends here, has taken advantage of the democratic times and gone to New York to visit his folks.

The program for Friday night’s concert will be presented to our readers tomorrow evening. The delay has permitted some additions that will improve the entertainment. We are safe in saying that, this will be an unusually pleasant occasion and music lovers cannot afford to miss it.

The K. of P. dancing club had a very enjoyable season of it last night. Sickness and misfortunes kept many away who otherwise would have been among the foremost to make the inaugural a success. About twenty five attended as it was and had a jolly good time, dancing and feasting until one hour after midnight.

Last evening a lamp explosion was narrowly averted at the home of Wm. Gebhard by C.A. Miller, who entered the house and threw the flickering lamp into the yard. Mr. and Mrs. Gebhard were away and little Fred was down with the measles though asleep at the time, and the hired girl ran for assistance to Mr. Miller’s next door.

Sanford Huff has just put in a new flour mill which he says will take the place of eight reels and do the same amount of work. The latter required seven or eight horse power while the new mill will run with only one.

Alligator Slippers For Men. All kinds of fancy Holiday slippers. Boys’ fancy Slippers. An elegant Selection at lowest prices. I.A. Welton, The Shoeman

DR PEAIRS WORSE TODAY – His Father and Dr. Burly, of Chicago, Sent For.

That Dr. Peairs is seriously ill there is no denying. Although he was resting easier yesterday, his condition was by no means convalescent as reports would have led one to think, and he is in a worse condition today. The doctor is not as robust of physique as might be, and the turn his condition has taken has called for the sending for his father who resides in Iowa. He signified his desire to have Dr. Burly, for whom he worked at the hospital while studying medicine at Rush Medical College, to come down and hold a consultation with his attending physician, Dr. Palmer. It is sincerely hoped that the latter may be productive of encouraging results; and the entire community will wait with anxiety for news of the recovery of Dr. Peairs.

Resolutions of Condolence: Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst by death, our neighbor Patrick McAllister, therefore be it Resolved, that by his death Cherokee Camp, No. 231, M.W.A. has lost a faithful neighbor, who was ever ready and willing to aid us by his work while among us.

Resolved, that our Camp tender the bereaved wife and child their sincere sympathy in this hour of their sorrow and that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days as a further token of our esteem.

Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the records of this Camp; also a copy be given the Modern Woodmen and Morris papers for publication, and a copy be presented to the bereaved family.

“We cannot tell who next may fall, Beneath His chastening rod; One must be just, so let us all, Prepare to meet our God.”

O. Knierem, J.C. Burmeister, E. Oaks – Committee

Dibell-Carroll Wedding

Charles Dibell, son of G.E. Dibell who lives on a farm south of the river, was Monday wedded to Miss Jennie Carroll at the residence of the groom’s brother at Streator. Both the contracting parties were raised in Morris and are well known in this section. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. Dibell live south of the river on a farm near that of the groom’s parents; and the Herald joins in congratulations for their welfare and happiness.

A “Ministerial” Tea Party: Last evening the home of Rev. and Mrs. Thoms was the scene of a pleasant tea party at which the following were guests:  Rev. and Mrs. S.W. Swartz, Rev. and Mrs. G.C. Warner and Rev. and Mrs. S.C. Magner. All the ministers and their good wives attest the ability of Mr. and Mrs. Thoms to successfully entertain, and will remember the occasion with pleasure.


County Court meets 2nd Monday in January June and September; the Probate Court sits 1st Monday in each month.


Estate of Amanda J. Thomas, deceased, Chas. D. Ferguson executor, bill filed and admitted to probate; proof of death and petition filed, oath administered; letters issued.

Estate of Sam Suffern deceased, Ella Suffern petitioner; proof of death, petition and bond filed; bond approved, oath administered, letters issued, claim day first Monday of February, 1894: Hugh Bennett, Fred Wittenow and Alex Trotter appraisers.

Estate of Knute K. Wicks deceased, Lewis Wicks administrator; proof of death and petition filed; bond filed and approved, letters issued, oath administered; claim day first Monday February, 1894.

Estate of Peter Lauerman deceased. Florence Lauerman adminstratrix; appraiser’ bill filed and approved.

Estate of Joseph Dewey deceased; M.S. Dewey administrator; report of sale of real estate and notice filed; report approved.

Estate of Addie C. Nelson, deceased. N.J. Nelson executor; proof of publication and posting notices filed.

Estate of John Gray, deceased; Nellie P. Gray, administratrix; petition for publication of sale of personal property filed; petition granted, sale ordered.


John Edwards and wife to John Lamarsna, wd., commencing 80 rods north and 96 rods east of the sw corner of sw ¼ sec 26 town 32 north, range 7, east, 3d principal meridian, thence 14 rods east, 50 rods south, 14 rods west, 50 rods west, 50 rods north to place of beginning, containing 4 acres 60 rods, consideration $130.

James E. Williamson and wife to Benjamin Holroyd, wd., lot 1, block 3, Nagle’s subdivision of sw ¼ sec 3 town 33, n range 7, east 31 principal meridian, consideration $450.

Phillip Schlacter and wife to Joseph Keff, wd, lot 14, block 37, and lots 5 and 6, in block 28, Carbon Hill; $500.

Wm. McIlwer and wife to John McKush, wd., lot 14, block 31, Coal City reserving coal and mineral underlying; $700.

John Lamarsna and wife to Abraham Carter, commencing 8 rods north and 96 rods east of sw corner of sw ¼ of sec 26, town 32, n range 7, east 31 principal meridian, thence rods e, 50 rods s, 14 rods n to beginning, containing 4 acres and 60 rods; $137.

W. H. Holcomb, I.N. Perry and John Kangley and wife to Star Coal company, sale of contract, w ½ sec. 35 and e ½ sec 34, town 33, n range 8, e 31 principal meridian, Grundy county, $1.

A.D. Smith to D.F. Meagher and Thomas Ryan, q.c.d., lot 4. Block 4, town Mitchell; $25.

O.E. Davis and wife to F.M. White, lots 7 and 8, block 5, L.E. Daniels’ add. To e ½ of block 5 of G.W. Daniels’ add. To Mazonville. $200.

Julie E. White and husband to David Skinner, nw ¼ of nw ¼ sec 9 and e ½ of nw ¼ sec 9, and ne ¼ of ne ¼ sec, 8, town 32, n range 8, east of 3d principal meridian, $12,000.


Typed and submitted by Kathleen Berner Groll.

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