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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 80, 1B14.
AUNTY MORRIS, A BELOVED WOMAN, IS GALLED HOME PROPOSED $80,000 HOME OF HENRY DART'S SONS (ADVERTISEMENT) Death Comes to Her After an Illness of Two Montns With Pneumonia. LIVED IN COUNTY 64 YEARS yfjf the Friend and Good Angel of Hundred. Especially During Per iod of Her Widowhood. I. T J ..tsstjg&SH&jp ; . x ' .... - r : ' SKpII m era gTrgi feys-C- wtauwouJi rot. HciTiGr pqt- ov j rSV ,i. it. " Jf ''jjj3y u3g 'Mfcsg - ti t-j , mill umiici ,.'.,-t7-' "" Hrs. Aboy L- Morris, lone known to hundreds as Aunty Morris, passed from this life at 6:35 Sunday morales H her home, 101S Second irenue. pneumonia. itn which she had been ill lor to months, brought about the end. Had she lived one month more Mrs. Morris would have attained her 86th r. For the 38 years she had lived in Rock Island most of her time and thought had been given to helping others. So numerous were her good deeds that those who knew, her were searly all at one time or another her beneficiaries, while no one, not even the nearest relative, knew more than s small part of her many acta of kindness and mercy. Mrs. Morris was born April 29. 1S2S. it Brimfield. Ohio. Her maiden name was Gardner, she being a daughter of John '. . and Sarah i Spear) Gardner. At the age of IS he. in company with her sister. Mrs. Julia A. E. Trice, came to Illinois, traveling by steamer on the Ohio riTer and by stage. She located in Knot county. For a number of years as she secured funds to do so, she at tended Knox college, acquiring an education considerably In advance of that of the average young woman of the time. Married In Galesburg. It was while teaching school she met the late John Morris, who stop ped at the house where she was boarding while on a cattle buying trip. They were married In Galesburg on the bride's birthday. April 29, 1850, and on the same day drove the 50 miles to Rock Island. Here they made their home for two years, residing on Sat is now Second avenue Just west cf where the New Harper house stands. In 1S52 the couple purchased hat was later known the old Morris homestead in Bowling township and removed to It, taking up the task of making an improved fam out of the rough prairie. In 1S62 Mr. Morris enlisted In the lStn Illinois infantry and served with it till the end of the civil war, sinning promotion to the rank of major. Mrs. Morris remained on the farm and for three years did a man's work. So successful was she that she paid off the remaining indebtedness oa the land and brought the place up to a higher state of cultivation than it was when she took charge. Mr. Morris died Dec. 8, 1S74, and two years later the widow removed to Rock Island, building the residence at 101S Second avenue in which she spent tie remainder of her life. No Children of Own. The couple had no children of their own, but they took Into their home two little girls to whom Mrs. Morris was in every sense a mother. They were Lizzie Catherine Eckhardt, wife of Robert Crampton, now of Bowling, and Maude Morris Montgomery, a niece of Mr. Morris, and now of -Newell, s. D. The other survivors are a half sister, me last of a family of 12, Mrs. EEtella F. Chase of Butler, Pa., and four grand children, John Morris Crampton and Alford W Crampton of Rock Island, and Carl E Crampton and Mrs. Martin Jahns of Bowling. There are also two great- grand children. Mrs. Morris was affectionately kxown as "Aunty", by many of the men and women who were reared or who rpent their early lives In Rock Island and who today have grown families. She was always fond of re calling the part she had In the early training of Edwin H. Conger, who became congressman and later mln l2t.r f China, and who was a pupil In ie of the schools she taught In Knox county. Mr. Conger In late years visit 's1 her a number of times at her home :r. Rork island. Mother or 126th. Mr. Morris some years ago was elected "mother" of the 126th regi ttant and is held in affectionate re gard by sunivors of that command. On three occasions the 126th haa held Colons In Rock Island, the last one fcfng last summer, and always the members went in a body to call upon Mrs. Morris. No one, perhaps, knew Mrs. Morris Henry larta Sons, Rock Island's pioneer wholesale grocers, will begin immediately the erection of an $80,000 building to be located at the west cor ner of nineteenth street and First av enue. The structure. 100x100 feet, will ultimately go five stories high, but for Immediate use it Is planned to make it three stories. Distinctly mod ern Ideas of warehouse construction are embraced In the plans and the building will be one of the most com plete of Its character to be found In this section cf the state. ' The plana call for reinforced con crete, skeleton construction, with brick curtain walls. The first floor will be used for shipping purposes and of fice compartments, the latter to be situated on the east side of the lower floor. The second and third floors are for storage use. The bnilding will be entirely fire-proof. It will be provided with an elevator. A lowerator Is also to be installed. This is an automatic device to lower goods to the shipping room. Metal covored doors are to be in stalled. The heating plant is to be of modern type. Collins Bros, are the contractors. C. D. McLane is the architect. The Senior Class of 1914 Presents UA Rose 0' Plymouth Town" at High School Auditorium. April 3rd and 4th. For reserved - seats call Bock Island 267 or 1310. KEEP MOVING. Yes .sir. That's our businei Moving to any part of the city. All ork first class, 12.60 per load, "fcone r. J. jug. .25J5 Third Ave. better than M. M. Sturgeon whose ac quaintance with the family dates back to pioneer days. Speaking of her to day Mr. Sturgeon said: "She was a woman of large charae ter and large heart. There was not a weak fiber In her being. She was cap able of rising to any emergency, her judgment of men and women was un erring and her charity was broad enough to cover alL" .Mrs. Morns was for many years a member of the Central Presbyterian church, being one of its most active workers. Until her last illness she regularly attended meetings and did her full part in every enterprise. The funeral will be held from the church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David A. Johnson, the pastor, will be in charge and interment will be in Chippiannock. Mrs. Augusta Kurth. Mrs. Augusta Kurth, 70 years of age. and a resident of this city for nearly half a century, passed away at S:15 last evening at her home, 707 Fourth street. She had been failing for two months, and was forced to take to her bed two weeks ago with infirmities of age. Mrs. Kurth was born Aug. 9, 1843, In Grossmenow, province of Mecklenburg, Germany. Her maiden name was Augusta Schulmeister, and she was united in marriage to August Kurth June 14, 1866, in Germany. The couple camo to this country in 1S73, settling In Rock Island, where she had resided since. She was an active member of the German Lutheran church, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her passing. Three sons survive, Carl and John, of Rock Island, and William of Edge mont, S. P and one daughter, Mrs. August Eggert, of Rock Island. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1:30, and from the German Luth eran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ph. Wilhelm will officiate. Interment will be in German Lutheran cemetery. Mrs. Caroline Brehmer. Mrs. Caroline Brehmer died sudden-. ly at noon yesterday at the home of her son, Edward, near Taylor Ridge. She hid been ill for some time but was thought to be Improving. No one was with her at the end. but the physician who had been attending her certified that the death was from natural causes and no inquest was he'd. Mrs. Brehmer was born In Germany, marrying Louis Brehmer there. She was 29 years of age when the family came to America. For a time they lived In Rock Island and later at Viola. Since the death of the husband 5 years ago the widow has been living wit bher children. Surviving are six sons, Louis and Charles of Coal Val ley; Vstice, of Sherrard: Enos. or Minot, S. D.; Edward, of Taylor Ridge and Oscar, of Coonville, Iowa, and a daughter. Mrs. Anna Wilmerton. of Davenport- The funeral will be held from the home at 2 o clock tomorrow) afternoon. Rev. M. Thorpe of Rey nolds will officiate and interment will be beside the remains of the husband at Coal Valley. John Forgy. Saturday evening at 5 o'clock oc curred the death of John Forgy at his home near Milan. Pneumonia was the cause. Mr. Forgy- was born near Mt, Gilead. Ohio, Nov. 28. 1835. In 1867 he removed with his family to Illi nois, having lived in this county since Jan. 6. 1861. he was united in mar riage with Mary Jane Brown. Six children were born to this union, four surviving. They are Fred and Porter of Syracuse, Kan.; William of Cres ton. Iowa, and Jennie of Whlttier, CaL Mrs. Forgy died April 29. 1884. Aug. 11. 18S6. Mr. Forgy again mar ried, his second wife bHng Mrs. Bar bara Cox. Three children by this marriage survive, John, Walter and Susie. Mr. Forgy during the civil war served in the 43d Ohio regiment. Com pany B. Later be served in the Ohio state militia, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mrs. Rachel Tompkins. Mrs. Rachel Tompkins, aged 78. died at 6:39 Saturday evening at her home In Milan of pneumonia. Little hope was held out from the first, ow ing to her advanced age. She was born Aug. 28, 1S35, In Dearborn coun- POTTER SELECTED TO FILL VACANCY Appointed Superintendent Mail Division of the Local Postoffice. Herchel E. Potter, 1241 Fourteenth and a half street, was appointed sup erintendent'of the mail division of the Rock Island postoffice, Saturday eve ning by Postmaster Harry P. Simpson, to succeed the late D. Frederick Krell, whose death last week left that posi tion vacant. His appointment was favorably received by his fellow em ployes, with whom he has been popu lar during his many years of service. Mr. Potter was selected for the posi tion, because of seniority. He was one of the four from the . local office who established the excellent record of 100 per cent in the recent mail clerks' examination in Rock Island Mr. Potter has been in the service for the last 13 years, continuously with the exception of one year. He resign ed in 1906, reentering the following year. Charles A. seaam, iormeny oi the substitute list, becomes mail clerk automatically, through Mr. Potter's promotion. Mr. Krell's death also leaves a va cancy In the position of secretary of the local board of examiners. The postmaster expects to make this ap pointment within the next few days. the postal service take this test, as ap pointments are made from the list of ellgibles who succeed in passing it An examination for elevator conduc tor will be held at the postoffice April 8. NEW STEWARD OF CLUB IS SECURED R. P. Hale of This City Suc ceeds Walter Ashley at Rock Island Organization ly. Ind.. where 6he spent the early years of her life. Her maiden name waj Rachel Shane, and she was unit ed in marriage to Henry Tompkins in 1853 in Indiana. Two years later the couple came west, and settle i n -ar what was known as Brownsville, I1L Later they settled on a farm three miles west of Milan, where they lived until the death of Mr. Tompkins, May 21. 1889. and since that time Mrs. Tompkins made her home in Mi'.an. One adopted son. Squire F. Dean, who resides west of Milan, survives. and a half brother. Joseph A. Engle, of Franclsville. Ind. Tho funeral services will be con ducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the M. E. church at Milan. Rev. A. Dixon officiating. Burial will be made at Dunlap cemetery, south of Andalusia. McKeever Infant. Venard McKeever, 9-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McKeever, 701 V4 Ninth street, died at 2:45 this morn ing. The baby had been ill since birth. The funeral services - were held from the home this afternoon at 2:30. Interment was in Chippiannock cemetery. Funeral of Mrs. Cordelia Spoar. Funeral of Mrs. Cordelia Spoar was held at 9 o'clock this morning from Knox's chapel. Dean J. J. Quinn had charge of the services. Interment was in Chippiannock cemetery. Funeral of Mrs. Henry Brandt. The funeral services for Mrs. Henry Brandt were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon from the Zuma Methodist church. Interment was made in ceme tery at that place. Announcement is made today that II. P. Hale of this city has been ap pointed steward at the Rock Island club, succeeding Walter Ashley, who resigned some time ago. George Stev enson has been filling the position temporarily. Mr. Hale Is said to be well qualified for his work. He has had years of experience In the dining car service of the Santa Fe and Rock Island roads. He has also been employed In some of Chicago's most exclusive organizations as well ag at the Noon Day club of Kansas City. He will assume his new duties April 1. M'CORMICK WILL NOT SPEAK HERE Noted Progressive Leader Un able to Address Rally Planned Tuesday An engagement of the "gravest im portance" will prevent Medul McCor mlck, prominent progressive leader, from addressing a rally which the third party men had arranged for to morrow evening. Mr. McCormick was to have spoken in Monmouth this eve ning and intended to come here from the Maple City. However, this morning word came to W. II. Walker, township chairman, stating that a very important matter prevented him, McCormick, from mak ing the trip planned. "The time is too short to secure another orator of the same Importance and therefore the meeting planned for tomorrow even ing has been abandoned," declared Mr. Walker. SUBJECTS' FOR NEXT INSTITUTE CHOSEN W. II. Ashdown, superintendent of farm institutes for the Fourteenth congressional district. Announces that the subjects to be discussed at the in stitute at Port Byron next winter Dec. 16 and 17 are live stock, dairy ing, soils and fertility, roads and bridges, household science and poul try. Among the speakers assigned to this county are 43. C. Pervler of Shef field, on live stock, and A. N. Abbott of Morrison, on soil fertility. CO-OPERATIVE STORE PLANS TO BE TALKED Plans have been completed for a mass meeting which will be held to morrow evening at 8 o'clock at Indus trial hall, for the purpose of discussing the proposed cooperative grocery store for the trl-cltles. John II. Walker, president of the Illinois Federation of Labor, and Wal ter Jligglns, manager of a large co operative store In Chicago, are to be speakers. CIVIL SERVICE TEST HELD HERE APRIL 25 Announcement Is made today that on April 25 a civil service examination for clerks and carriers will be held at the Rnrk Island postoffice. It is Impor tant that all who wieh to qualify for REALTY CHANGES J Anton E. Froyd to Samuel Button, lot 12, block 4, R- Walker's place. South Mollne, $1,000. L. R. Mace to Asa B. and Alice M. Fullerton, lot 2. Dexter's sub division of lot 6, southeast quarter section 10-17-2w, $1.00. E. H. Stafford to John Snyder, lot 13, block 14. first addition SUvis. 1500. Rosa L. Kuhl to John F. Kmll, in terest southeast quarter, southeast quarter and west half southeast quar ter section 25-19-2e, $5,400. W. E. Bailey to John M. Fostch, part lot 34 and 35, W. E. Bailey's Woodlawn addition. South Rock Is land. $1.00. W. E. Bailey to William T. War wlg part lot 22 and 21. W. E. Bailey's Oak Grove. Rock Island, $1.00. Guyer & White to Rene Van Puy- nelds, lot 16 and 17, block Z12. New Shoes addition. East Mollne, $670, Nine-Tenths of Crime in Germany Traceable to DRINK Says Emperor William The Naval Cadets to Free Germany From "Evil" (Text of Speech of His Majesty, William II, to Naval Cadets at Murwtck, as Published In Die Alkoholfrage. Translation by A. G. Fergert of Chicago.) "I will give you another little admonition upon a question which lies heavily upon my heart for my nation. It is the question, The Al cohol and The Drink. "I know very well, that the pleasure of drinking is an old herit age of the Germans. We must, however, henceforth free ourselves from this evil, in every connection, by self-discipline. "I, in my twenty-two year reign have made the observation that the greater number of criminal cases submitted to me for adjudica tion up to nine-tenths, are traceable to the consequences of alcohol. "It passed for extraordinary cleverness in the youth, in earlier times, for him to imbibe a large quantity of alcohol and bear it. I, as a young officer, had occasion to witness such examples, but never participated myself. ' "These views suited the Thirty Year War, but now, no more. " Entirely apart from the consequences which I need not further ' portray, I desiire to apprise you on one point for your future career in the first line. As you yourselves will observe during the course of your term of service on board, the service in my nayy has reached such a height of strenuousness as you can hardly, surpass. "To endure these enormous peace exertions without exhaustion and to be fresh in the event of real seriousness depends upon you. "The next war and sea battle demand sound nerves of you. "Nerves will decide ! These become undermined through alcohol. "You will later have opportunity to see the target ships and the action of the modern projectiles upon the ship and therefrom you can picture the conditions during battle. You will see horrible destruction when vou are upon these. "Here it calls " 'Steady nerves and a cool head !' "That nation which consumes the least quantity of alcohol wins! Through you an example should be given the crews. That works most with mankind. "In consequence of this, I expect of you that even now af the nav al academy and on board ship, in no way disturbing comradeship and friendliness among yourselves, you take heed that the indulgence in al cohol be not counted as belonging to your privileges. "There are being organized in my navy, Good Templar lodges and Blue Cross societies. Individual officers and several hundred men have joined. I hope you will do all you can to aid the crews to join. I need merely refer to the typical example of the English navy, where 20,000 men and officers have already joined to the great advant age of that navy. "It is a question of . the future for our navy and for our people. If you educate the people to abstain from alcohol, I shall gain healthy, and sensible subjects. "It is a great question of the future, because through the men who leave the service the idea will be brought upon the land. . "When you spread these principles, my people will be morally up lifted. That is a work in which I bid you do your share." ' Does This Look Like Mere Moderation? VOTE YES AND CLEAN UP Local Option League, 201-202 Robinson BUg. 4k