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Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
2 Jan 1890


Miss Susie JOHNSON came up from Muscatine to-day where she has been spending the holidays.

S.S. HODGES of Watertown, New York is in the city on a visit to his sister, Mrs. Eliza ODEN, of 1015 Perry St.

Mr. John BURLESON formerly of Griswold College and now one of the masters of St. John's school, Dealfield, Wisconsin, is in the city with his brother, Mr. Hugh BURLESON of Kemper Hall.


On New Year's eve at the insane asylum at Mt. Pleasant occurred the death of
John PETERSEN, for years a saloon keeper near the corner of Harrison and
Second Streets.

The will of Mary C CONKLIN was filed for probate with clerk BIRCHARD. She
bequeathed all her estate to her husband, John CONKLIN, he to be sole executor without bond.

This forenoon Judge WATERMAN performed a marriage ceremony in the office of
clerk BIRCHARD, the happy couple being from Moline. Their names are Wm. R.
TUNSTALL and Minnie ESBET [Note: the S may be a different letter. Blotch on
paper but looks like an S]

Yesterday at Hampton occurred the marriage of Miss Morris S. HEAGY and Theo. BLOCK. The young couple have a whole acquaintance in Davenport. The groom is a nephew of clerk BIRCHARD.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
3 Jan 1890


Mrs. Harvey LEONARD is reported to be better today.

W.M. NEVITT of Bozeman, Montana, arrived this morning to place his daughter
in St. Katherine's.

Miss Emma Adelia RICE, principal of St. Katherine's hall, has returned from
a pleasant holiday visit to her home in New York.

Miss Alice Dutton ATWELL has returned from New York and will receive her
pupils on and after Monday next as usual.

Mrs. Henry WEISS of Davenport, Mrs. Henry BEALER and son, Clyde, and Mrs.
Estes PHILIPS of LeClaire are spending New Year's with their brother and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. PHILIPS of this city. -from Clinton Herald.
A Morning Marriage
John J O'CONNOR, the popular chief clerk of the St. James, was united in
marriage to Miss Anna BROGAN yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. The wedding
occurred in Rock Island. Both the young couple are well and favorably known
in this city and a host of friends will congratulate them on the happy
event. Mr. and Mrs. O'CONNOR left on the 7 o'clock train for Chicago and the
east. Upon their return home they will take up their abode at the St. James.

The amount collected by Mrs. THOMPSON, stamp clerk, for the month of
December was $5393.52

Mrs. William J. SNELL, who resides at 1223 Tremont ave. fell down a flight
of stairs a few days ago, sustaining several severe bruises and a fracture
of the spine.

Ed. BERGER, who has taken hold of his new position as deputy county
treasurer, was made the recipient of a beautiful gold watch yesterday
morning by his late associates in the Citizen's National Bank.

The Lischer Printing Company was incorporated yesterday to begin business
from January 1. The firm consists of Henry LISCHER and his three oldest sons, Fred A. LISCHER, Edward LISCHER, and Oscar LISCHER. The elections of officers will occur in a day or two. Henry LISCHER has conducted the business alone for 331/2 years.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
4 Jan 1890


The young tramp, Charles WARD, who was shot by Officer GRAPENGETER on
Christmas day is rapidly recovering.

Last Thursday evening in Rock Island occurred the marriage of M.J. HODGES, a
prominent young businessman of that city and Miss June KENDALL.

Professor Theo CRAMER who was chosen musical director of the Davenport
Mannerchor Thursday evening, has declined to accept, owing to the pressure
of other duties devolving upon him.

Appeal cases of the city against R.W. O'MEARA and the city against Wm. PERRY
were filed in the district court yesterday afternoon. O'MEARA and PERRY were
arrested in disreputable houses as inmates and were found guilty in police

Yesterday at the residence of her brother, John BROWNLEE, at 604 Lombard
st., occurred the death of Miss Isabel BROWNLEE. Miss BROWNLEE was 65 years of age and was one of the early settlers of the county. The funeral will
take place from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
5 Jan 1890


Mrs. T.J. MARTIN returned last evening after a week's sojourn in Chicago
with her daughter, Mrs. Alfred AMES.

Dr. C.C. PARRY and wife, after a prolonged visit to friends in eastern
cities, are again at home among Davenport friends.

Albert ROSS, son of J.W. ROSS of our city and a young man whose talent has
given the Democrat frequent occasion to notice him has returned from the
eastern architectural schools whre he has been engaged and will enter upon
the practice of his chosen profession with his father. He will receive a
warm welcome back to Davenport.

R.R. HENDERSON, the newly arrived agent of the U.S. Express Co., will spend
a quiet Sunday in the bosom of his family in Burlington. C.G. MANLOVE whom
he succeeded is confined to his bed with a seizure that has been promising
to develop into typhoid fever, but there is a good chance that he will be
able to fight hsi way through the attack.

Items in Brief
Con STROTHERS, first baseman for the Davenport team last season, has signed
with Des Moines. He has been making his home in Davenport since the club
disbanded last fall.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, IA
6 Jan 1890

Miss Nellie HAINS of Dubuque is the guest of Miss Mamie DAVISON.

Mrs. George F KRAMER who was lying ill at Mercy Hospital has recovered.

Miss Katherine LEVERING who has been visiting Miss Julia RYAN, left today
for her home in Lafayette, Indiana.

O.S. McNEIL left last evening for Des Moines to attend the annual meeting of
the State Fair Association.

Mr. Jas. E. BAGLEY of Boston is at the Kimball having come to Davenport to
accept the position of organist and choir master of Trinity Church. Mr.
BAGLEY is an accomplished musician and he will be a welcome acquisition to
the city and ranks of music people here.

Overseer ABEL is on the sick list. It is reported that he has the grippe.

The Elwood Literary Society held its weekly meeting at the Barr school house
Satruday evening and forever settled the proposition, "Resolved that women
should be allowed the right of suffrage in this republic". The affirmative
was upheld by E.J. HILTON, James SEAMAN and M. CARLIN and the negative by
A.F. SCHEMING, M.LITTIG and J.HARR. The first chapter of a serial story was
read by Miss Alice BAKER.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
8 Jan 1890

Henry A KUEHL who has been deputy clerk in the office of the county
treasurer for the past year, returns in a day or two to his home in Sheridan
township where he is township assessor.

Mr. GALLAGHER of Clinton has just completed a portable circular saw mill
which he will use if he ever gets a chance, in cutting ice. As soon as the
river freezes hard enough to be safe Mr. GALLAHGER will get steam up and let
'er go.

The slaters are completing the covering of the steeple of the Calvary
Baptist church. When that work is done nothing will remain but such work as
is still to be done in the interior of the church.

The ALLEN and SWINEY company in Dubuque are required by the ordinance of
that city to erect their poles according to the plats approved by the city
and to carry the wires of other companies on their poles when directed by
the city.

Sunday morning, Jan. 5, occurred the death of Charles VOGT at Iowa City, as
has been mentioned. A few days before occurred the death of Mrs. Chas. VOGT,
sister of another Iowa City gentleman, at her home in Geneva, Switzerland.
The persons deceased bore no relationship; it was simply a concidence.

Work on the Wilton artesian well is proceeding finely. An additional flow of
water has been secured.

Clerk BIRCHARD is very busy these days getting ready for the great bulk of
business that will come before him when court opens.

The board of supervisors have awarded the building of iron bridges in this
county for the year to WARD & KEEPERS of Clinton, at the same prices as were
paid in 1889.

Tuesday afternoon upon the application of GOULD & MURPHY, Judge WATERMAN
appointed as receiver of the stock of Henry DEUTSCH our substantial and well
know citizen, A MORITZ and fixed his bond at $10,000.

The excursion boat Maggie Reaney has been sold to the firm of FOGEL Bros. ,
a tow boating firm of St. Louis. She is now on her way to St. Louis, where
she will be delivered to her owners and taken from there to New Orleans.

The preliminary hearing of the case of Clarence MART, who is charged with
assault with intent to commit murder came up in police court in Rock Island
Tuesday afternoon. MART stabbed Wm. CHATTERTON, an actor, on New Year's eve.
MART was held to the grand jury in the some of $500.

The annual wolf hunt of the Hawkeye Gun Club of Gilbert and Pleasant Valley
will take place next Wednesday. The wolves are said to be very numerous in
Pleasant Valley. Between 150 and 200 men will participate in the wolf hunt.
It will be one of the greatest hunting expeditions that has ever occurred in
Scott County.

The Davenport art society held its regular meeting last evening in the
studio of Miss WHEELER. An interesting paper on art was read and the
committee on rooms appointed at the last meeting reported that they had
secured rooms in library building. The next meeting will be held Jan. 24 at
which time a general house warming will take place.

Persons who would like to make the hearts of the young men glad should
follow the example of James GEORGE and make the association of a donation of
some books for their library.
A False Report
It has been rumored that J.M. GLASPELL, the well known grocer, is going out
of business. The rumor, we are pleased to announce, is false. MR. GLASPELL
has opened a store in the old headquarters formerly occupied by him at 213
and 215 East Third street, and there he will be pleased to see all his old
patrons as well as new ones. The best line of groceries will be kept in
stock at all times by Mr. GLASPELL the same as heretofore. His will continue
to be one of the leading grocery stores in the city.
"Unrivaled" finest 10c cigar manufactured by Otto ALBRECHT & Co.
Mr. Lucas in Dubuque
W.H. LUCAS is in the city looking up the prospects for a ball nine in
Dubuque this season. Mr. LUCAS has several years of successful experience as
a base ball manager behind him. He piloted a team at Duluth,Minn., through a
successful season in the Northwestern League, and also managed league nines
at Davenport and Burlington. The matter will be brought fully before the
public meeting at the Board of Trade rooms Thursday evening.-Dubuque Times.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
10 Jan 1890

Police Court
Justice KAUFMANN was busy for a while this forenoon hearing the cases of
disturbers of the peace and other violators of the law. The first one to
appear before him was the notorious Sadie CLARK, who has been living in
Peoria for the past eight months. She was arrested for vagrancy and fined
$10 with costs.

M.F. PATRICK (or may be BATRICK) and Ben MANDERSON were tried for disturbing
the peace. PATRICK (or BATRICK) was found not guilty and discharged, while
MANDERSON was fined $3 with costs.

Fred WULF and Albert KUECHLER were each fined $5 with costs, and Louis

M.POWERS for assault and battery upon John WETZEL, was sent up for 20 days.

G. EKLUND, who was found in the alley near the telegraph office the other
morning with severe cuts in his head and thoroughly intoxicated, is
improving. He claims to have been robbed of a watch and a few dollars in
Hosford's Acid Phosphate
Relieves Indigestion, Dyspepsis, etc.
New crystallized ginger at WILEY's
Items in Brief
Shirts made to order at HAYES Hatter.

Today's weather has put another nail in the coffin of the ice crop.

The Davenport Mills Company Social club gives a ball at Turner hall this

Dr. PARRY is seriously ill with the influenza. Dr. BAWDEN was somewhat
better today.

The number of cases of the grippe is steadily increasing. The druggists
cannot fill prescriptions as fast as they are presented.

Bridge travel has so increased that another car has been put in operation
between this city and Rock Island. The ferry boat's withdrawl from the river
is the cause.

Clerk of the District Court, James J. DUNN of Dubuque has received a
positive assurance that he will be appointed state oil inspector by Governor

Hose One was called out to Eighth and Gaines street last night about 8
o'clock by a false alarm.

A suit for divorce was begun in the district court yesterday by Margaret
PINCKNEY against Lorenzo D. PINCKNEY.

Yesterday afternoon at half past 3 o'clock occurred the death of Marguerite
E. MAY, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MEICHERT. The funeral will be held
Saturday at 2 o'clock.

The Joe HOOKER camp No. 17 Sons of Veterans held a sociable at G.A.R. hall
last evening. It was largely attended by a number of ladies of the Woman's
Relief Corps. An exhibition drill was given by Company B, and a very
pleasant time was enjoyed.

Yesterday morning occurred the death from typhoid fever of Robert J. TURNER,
eldest son of Rev. TURNER of the colored Baptist Church on Thirteenth
street. He was 14 years of age and had been ill for about three weeks. The
funeral takes place today. The interment will be in Oakdale.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport ,Scott Co, IA
11 Jan 1890

Bailey Davenport's Fortune
What His Estate is Believed to be Worth, His Actual Heirs, Time of His

Concerning the late Hon. Bailey DAVENPORT's fortune, the Argus states he was
heard once in the past year to say that he believed he was worth half a
million, and yet those best acquainted with the nature of his possessions,
state that they don't believe the value of all he owned will exceed $250,000
to $300,000. He was what might be said land rich, but money poor. He also
left a huge amount of debts and some of his property was heavily mortgaged.
It is a grave uncertainty as to whether or not Mr. DAVENPORT left a will.
His attorney, Judge WILKINSON, knows of none, nor does any other attorney in
Rock Island. If he executed a final testament, he did so privately and his
intimate friends are of the opinion that he made no provision for the
disposal of his estate. There is a good ground for the belief though that he
did make a will within the past year and that two of his employees were
witnesses to it. It has been impossible to get any information of this and
it is possible that it is not true. Yesterday morning Mr. Davenport's papers
were packed in boxes, sealed and placed in the vault of the People's bank
until after the funeral.
The mother of Mr. DAVENPORT died in this city nine years ago and his
brother, Geo. L. DAVENPORT, four years ago at St. Augustine, Fla. The only
actual heirs are the five children of the latter-Joseph of Cincinnati; Naoma
L., Katherine and Harry of this city, and Ebenezer of Tama City, Ia. Mr. Geo
M. COPP, Miss Addie BOWLING, and Mrs. SWAN of Rock Island are cousins.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his residence on
Seventeenth street. Rev. R.F. SWEET of Trinity church, Rock Island will
officiate. The Geo. Davenport camp Sons of St. George, of which the deceased
was a member, will participate, and the old settlers of Scott County are
invited to attend.
The Rock Island and Milan street railway cars were decked in mourning
yesterday in respect to the dead president, and the coal mines owned by Mr.
DAVENPORT ceased operations yesterday morning.


G.W. CABLE, returned from the east last evening.

Supt. H.F. ROYCE of the Rock Island arrived last evening from Chicago.

Senator Wm. O. SCHMIDT, and Representative MARTI, left for Des Moines last


The men's gospel meeting at the Y.M.C.A tomorrow at 4 p.m. will be addressed

Two children of Wm. SELWEIDER of Northwest Davenport, died of diphtheria
yesterday. They were both under 10 years of age.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, IA
13 Jan 1890

After a confinement to his home of a couple of weeks C.G. MANLOVE is out of
the house again and making an effort to regain some of his lost strength.

A fair sized German audience witnessed the presentation of "The Chief
Justice's Smart Wife" at WIGGER's Theatre last evening.

The will of the late O.P. BLAKE was filed with the clerk of court this
afternoon. By it he bequeaths his entire property, real and personal, to his

Traveling Solicitor S.B. WHEELOCK is acting now in the capacity of agent of
the United States Express company during the absence for a few days of Mr.

The ferry boat continued to ply yesterday but this morning left her wharf on
the Rock Island side and went again into the ice harbor to wait another

Very small audiences witnessed the performances of "The Two Johns" at the
Grand opera house yesterday afternoon and evening. The disagreeable weather
prevented a great many from going.

The death of Frank MAASS, the liveryman, was a matter of current report
today. Frank was somewhat annoyed about it but he has his particular case of
influenza too well under control to let it worry him any.

C. CHRISTIANSON, for 15 years in the employ of the Eagle Manufacturing
company, and for the past two years with the Bettendorf Metal Wheel Co.,
died at his home Saturday evening of the influenza. He was about 49 years of
age and leaves a family of several children.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble there's
no specific like Salvation Oil. Price 25c a bottle.
More Typhoid in Town
There is a good deal of typhoid and diphtheria in the city, is there not?
Yes, and we are going to have more of it too, depend upon that. Where ever
there are bad sanitary conditions, lack of sewerage, bad plumbing, or
otherwise, contagion is invariably propagated; it is a sequence to them that
cannot be denied, as all doctors know.
New York cider at GLASPELL's.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
15 Jan 1890

Thomas BRESTLEHAN of west Davenport was examined by the commissioners of
insanity this afternoon, adjudged insane, and ordered taken to Mt. Pleasant.
The business of the late O.P. BLAKE is being continued by his widow at least
until his estate is settled. Mrs. BLAKE has many friends here and finds them
willing to give her all possible aid in her work.
William BENSON of Moline, who knocked down one of the government island
guards a short time ago, was up befoe Commissioner WHITE last evening and
the hearing of his case was set for tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Train Dispatcher Frank HERTON of the Rock Island is in Detroit having been
summoned thither by the intelligence of his brother's death. His place is
occupied by Fred W JONES, the night man.
A year ago a young man named GIBBS applied for and received a marriage
license from Clerk BIRCHARD to wed a young lady named PIERCE. The marriage
took place and the couple then removed to Iona, Mich., and now they are both
applicants to a divorce.
Thos. W. McCAUSLAND telegraphs his friend Mr. FICKE that he will be here on
the coming Saturday if the weather will permit. It will afford him some
satisfaction, probably to see John WEBB placed in a good safe berth for a
comfortable term of years.
"I would like to see Front street paved from Third clear on up to the end of
east Davenport," said a business man today, "but I want to see granite
blocks used there. I don't believe it would be policy to put brick on that
street. The heavy lumber teams would demoralize it too quickly."
C.B. HOLMES, the Chicago street railway man so well known here, was
approached by the newspapers there yesterday in the hope that he would tell
them something interesting about the new Alley I road in which he is said to
be heavily interested, but he didn't. He declined to be interviewed and that
ended it.
Sister Mary Frances of the Nuns of the Visitation died Monday night at
Dubuque. He name in the world was Mary MAGEE. She came there with the St.
Louis colony that established the convent in Dubuque in 1875. Subsequently
she became directress of the academy.
Yesterday morning Brother CARTHAGE of New Melleray Monastery was kicked in
the forehead by a horse and is at the point of death.
Bank Elections
The stockholders of the First National Bank held their annual meeting
yesterday afternoon and elected the following old board of directors for the
ensuing year: John P. VAN PATTEN, James THOMPSON, S.F. GILMAN, A. BURDICK,
Henry W. KERKER, Christ MUELLER, Joe R. LANE, Geo. W. CABLE, Nath'l FRENCH,
Aug. STEFFEN, and Geo. M. SCHMIDT. The officers were elected as follows:
James THOMPSON, president; A.BURDICK, vice president; John B. FIDLAR,
cashier: Geo. HOEHN, assistant cashier.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Iowa National bank was held
also and the following directors were chosen for the ensuing year: Charles
After the election the following officers were elected: President, Charles
BEIDERBECKE, vice president, A.P. DOE; cashier, D.O. VIETHS.
Important-All person afflicted with rheumatism, neuralgia, sore throat,
pains in the back of limbs, sprains, bruises, etc. should be informed that
Salvation Oil is what they need. For sale by all druggists.  Price 25 cents
a bottle.
Indictments Against TWOMBLY
The grand jury of Cook county has returned indictments against Henry
LaCLOCHE, Seth TWOMBLY, and Charls BUFORD forr the murder of Edward SMITH
Jr., who died last November from the affects of the injuries received in the
Rock Island railroad accident at South Englewood on the night of Sept. 24.
This is the seventh indictment for murder against TWOMBLY and BUFORD, but
first found against LaCLOCHE, who was fireman on TWOMBLY's engine.

A Winter Like the Present
Mrs. E.W. ALLEN of Chicago, formerly of this city, has written her father,
A.F. FLEMING, superintendant of the Rock Island bridge, commenting upon the
open winter we have had thus far, recalls an article which she says she
clipped from a Davenport paper at that time.-Dec. 21, 1877-and which speaks
of the flowers blooming out on the bluffs, lilacs being almost ready to
flower, and that up near Pleasant Valley wild flowers were there in
abundance. The lady remarks, however, there was considerable winter weather
after that.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
19 Jan 1890

Sues for Damages
Martin STOECKEL, a wealthy farmer of Sheridan township, who was sued in the
district court by the son of John MOELLENBECK for $5,000 damages, which
damages MOELLENBECK claims his son sustained by having his hands caught and
cut in a reaper driven by STOECKEL's sons, has brought suit against John
MOELLENBECK for $500 damages which he sustained by being deprived of the
services fo young MOELLENBECK until he is 21 years of age. STOECKEL claims
he agreed with the father to keep his son until he was of legal age.

....Their names were Lewis VON MOHR and Rena R SIMPSON. After the marriage
ceremony was performed they returned to Rock Island and went to keeping
house, it is stated, in a different part of the city from which the girl's
parents live and a long distance from them, too. The young girl has not been
seen by her parents since she ran off and got married and furthermore, it
was only a few days ago that the mother became apprised of the fact that her
young daughter......[cannot read line] She came over yesterday to scold
Clerk BIRCHARD for issuing the youthful people a marriage certificate, but
she soon discovered that the clerk had just recovered from the grippe and
was not in a mood to talk with any woman on the marriage question. He gave
the woman some good advice, however, and she left the office in a happier
frame of mind than she was in when she entered, but still it was apparent
that the woman had a very heavy heart.
It appears that the mother forbade her daughter to have anything to do with
young VON MOHR but she wasn't built that way. Very little is known about VON

A.F. & A.M.
Davenport Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M. will meet in special communication for
installation of officers Monday evening Jan. 20. F.J. FOSTER, W.M.

If you are in need of a lamp you can't afford to miss our lamp sale this
week. HINRICHS Bros.

Money saved is money earned. 30 per cent off on winter overcoats at Isaac

For fancy halls and masquerades  OTTESON, 413 west 2d street have the lowest
and finest ladies costumes to be found this side of Chicago.

L.M. WESTLAKE of the New Castle Iron and Nail Co., of New Castle, Pa., is in
the city.

Mrs. E.M. ROGERS and daughter of Port Byron are again at home after a
sojourn in Colorado for the benefit of Mrs. ROGERS'  health.

Dr. ELMER left yesterday for Big Rock to attend the funeral of Mrs. P.J.
ELMER, his sister-in-law, who died at her home at that place Friday.

Train Dispatcher Frank HORTON is back at his desk at the Perry street depot
after a sad visit to Detroit a few days ago where he buried his brother.

Mrs. U.N. ROBERTS, who has been visiting in Chicago for the past month
returned last evening accompanied by her mother and niece, daughter of E.
ROBERTS of Chicago.

C.F. DREW, car service agent of Rock Island, has gone to St. Louis, after
spending a week or so among Davenport friends. He has been suffering from
nervousness induced by overwork, and came here to get a rest.

Thomas McCAUSLAND came to Davenport Friday night from McCausland station and
remained until last evening when he took the train for home. From the time
he was stroke, the night of Oct. 28, until he began to improve, he lost 45
pounds. He is still unable to use his left arm and the wounded lung gives
him some pain. But his strong constitution and extraordinary will power are
in his favor. Mr. McCAUSLAND says he is satisfied with the sentence given
John WEBB and he believes that WEBB is the man who shot the Clinton banker
beside being engaged in at least two robberies.

Mrs. S.F. GILMAN and Mrs. John FIDLAR have been very ill.

Mr. KIMBALL of the Rock Island, has been having a serious time. With him the
malady was accompanied by a serious gathering in the head, but that is now
yielding to treatment, and he will be back at his desk in a few days.

Assistant Postmaster TEELS has had the grippe for the past few days, but he
hasn't had it so severely as to prevent him from attending to his duties at
the postoffice. Any other contagion would have come unexpectedly to him, but
as the grippe is fashionable, he doesn't mind having it.

Sweet Potatoes Short
Our prosperous Island gardeners are finding that notwithstanding the
exceptionally fine yield of the sweet potato crop the last season that there
is not going to be an oversupply of seed potatoes, owing to the large
population of table potatoes. The shortage is ascertained to be 3000 bushels
less this season than last. The scarcity of seed potatoes will have the
effect of making them more valuable as the demand for planting purposes is
not likely to fall off.-Muscatine News-Tribune.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
21 Jan 1890

Items in Brief

Geo. DUETZLER, an insane patient of Mercy hospital from Pottawattamie
county, died there last Friday of consumption, and was buried yesterday in
Pine Hill. He was about 60 years of age.

John BALSADOR, a rag-picker commonly known as "Black Jack", was taken in out
of the cold this morning for the term of 30 days on a charge of
intoxication. The jail isn't exactly a popular winter resort, but it does in
a pinch, especially when the cold is doing the pinching.

We learn of several Rock Island people who are coming to Davenport to live
and of whom probably one or two will build houses during the coming summer.
They are welcome among us.

Blanket your horses when you leave them standing out of doors these days.
The weather is too severe for an unprotected brute to be compelled to face
in the bare street.

The ALDAY Abduction Case
L.S. O'NEILL was some time since appointed conservator of the insane wife of
Adam ALDAY. His wife had been kept by a family named WEISE. From these
people Mr. ALDAY succeeded in abducting her the other day, going thither
with a closed carriage and claiming that the woman was wanted in court. Then
he had her taken to Davenport. That Mr. ALDAY had sinister motives in this
abduction, there seems to be no doubt, there being some legal complications
in regard to her portion of the estate. The case was set for a hearing in
the circuit court this afternoon. The probability is that O'NEILL can make
it very interesting for ALDAY.-Moline Dispatch

Nervous debility, poor memory, difidence, sexual weakness and pimples cured
by Dr. Miles' Nervine. Samples free at E.S. BALLORD & Co.'s
NOURSE. In Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, January 21 at 7:45 a.m. of chronic
bronchitis, Mrs. Ellen B. NOURSE, aged 67 years, 7 months and 2 days.
The time of the funeral will be announced later.
Odd Fellows Association
The Tri-City Odd Fellows Anniversary association held a meeting at Odd
Fellows' hall in Rock Island, Saturday evening and elected officers for the
ensuing year as follows:
President- J.F. VAN HORN
Vice President-Andrew LINDGREN, Moline
Secretary-L.A. VINTON, Moline
Treasurer-Robert KUSCHMANN, Rock Island
The preliminaries for the third anniversary to be held by the regular rule
of rotation at Davenport this year were discussed, but no definite action
Extra heavy gingham worth 7c a yard, 3 1/2 cents a yard.
Marsailles suits, good value at $1.25 each, 81 cents each.
1 lot of bleached table damask at 39c, regular price 50 and 55c a yard.
Another lot at 49c marked in the same ratio.
Bleached damask spreads reduced from $2.75 to $1.49 each.
Fancy plushes worth $2.25, reduced to $1.98 a yard.

Y.M.C.A. Notes
The young men's meeting Sunday was attended by about forty, many strangers
being among the number, J.E. BAGLEY, the new organist of Trinity church,
presiding at the piano, made a great improvement in the singing.
Mrs. D.P. McKOWN makes the association a present of an elegant tidy for the
piano stool.
The members of the reception committee are invited to spend this evening
with L.W. McKOWN at his home, 815 East Fourteenth street.
The bequest of $50,000 left by John CRERAR to the Chicago Y.M.C.A. has given
a new impetus to their move for a central building worthy of Chicago.
A Scandalous Story Concerning a Former LeClaire Girl

The special dispatch to the Omaha Bee which appeared in last evening's
Democrat concerning H.A. PLAYLE of Atchison, Kan., and Miss Lou HOPKINS
formerly of LeClaire, this county, is so far as it relates to Miss HOPKINS,
absolutely false and scandalous. Miss HOPKINS is at present visiting friends
in the city. She arrived here last Thursday from Topeka, Kan., where she
last had been making her home for the past three years with a married
In conversation with a Democrat reporter last evening Miss HOPKINS stated
that she went to Atchison, a couple of weeks ago to visit the PLAYLE family
upon invitation of Mrs. PLAYLE, and that while she was there trouble arose
between PLAYLE and his wife, or the "scandal" as Miss HOPKINS terms it, and
Mrs. PLAYLE claimed that her husband had been too intimate with Miss
HOPKINS, and she was about to create a big disturbance in her home when Miss
HOPKINS left for Topeka. Miss HOPKINS states that her relatives and friends
knew of her coming to Davenport.
After she left Atchison she never say PLAYLE again and knows nothing of his
whereabouts. She stoutly denies that she did anything to destroy the
happiness in Mrs. PLAYLE's household; denies that PLAYLE was intimate with
her or that anything [cannot read two words here] between them. Miss HOPKINS
was completely shocked when she read the report which has been published
concerning her. The story is false from beginning to end. It is not unlikely
that Miss HOPKINS will soon begin suit for damages against the parties who
are responsible for this defamation.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
23 Jan 1890

Items in Brief

City Clerk Joe L. HEBERT has been having the influenza. He speaks of it in
language of characteristic vigor.

There is now no game to be found in the market except rabbits. The game laws
forbid the killing of all other kinds.

There have been no sleighs out today. This snow is all well enough as far as
it goes, but there isn't enough of it for any purpose but tracking rabbits.

The physicians and druggists report but small decreases in the prevalence of
the influenza. In New York city about 200,000 people have had it. The same
proportion will come pretty near holding good here in Davenport.

The case of McCAFFREY and LONG against D.M. SWAIN was given to the jury last
evening and at about 10 o'clock they returned a sealed verdict for the

The birthday of Robert BURNS will be celebrated tomorrow evening, Jan. 24,
at the Burns club having made all arrangements for that purpose An
interesting program will be rendered.

Lemuel and Elizabeth LAWRENCE, former residents of Rock Island are wanted in
Massassachusetts to aid in the settling up of an estate in which they are
interested. Their whereabouts are unknown.

The contest between companies C. and G. of the Second regiment over the
honors of the rifle shooting at the last encampment is still unsettled. From
all indications the matter will run on until it is outlawed without coming
to any final adjustment.

Mrs. George SCHMIDT of Rock Island has received a letter from her old home
in Germany advising her of the death there of her brother, Mr. Felix
ZIMMERMAN, recently of Rock Island, who was on a visit to his relatives. Mr.
ZIMMERMAN's death occurred on his 52d birthday, Wednesday, Jan. 1. He was
buried there.

A marriage license was issued yesterday afternoon to Jasper N. McDONALD and
Louise McDONALD.

The Tycoon club held a ball at Turner hall last night. There was a good

It has been six months since a colored couple applied for a marriage license
from Clerk BIRCHARD.

There will be no meeting of the Unity club this week. The services at the
Unitarian church will be omitted also on account of the illness of Mr. JUDY.

The grand jury yesterday afternoon returned an indictment against Mike
WHITTY for larceny. He was brought into court in the afternoon, arraigned
and plead not guilty.

Sam T. WATKINS, a former successful colored wood dealer of Rock Island, died
at Nashville, Tenn., a few days ago. He had been in business in that city
for two years.

Secretary WINDOM has written a letter to the house committee on commerce
stating that he perceives no reason for making Rock Island a port of
....[cannot read rest of line]

The grand jury will meet this morning and probably adjourn for a few days if
Juror BROWNLIE is unable to return today from Eureka, Ill., where his son
lies dangerously ill. Mr. BROWNLIE promised to telegraph one of his fellow
jurors from that place this morning.

County Superintendant SUKADORF reports that a number of the teachers in the
county are laid up with the grippe and the schools in charge of them are
closed. But very few teachers in the city schools, however, have been
compelled to relinquish their duties on account of the grippe.

Lou SARDINE, the female horse thief who has been on trial in the circuit
court across the river for the past few days, was found guilty yesterday and
sentenced to 1 year in the penitentiary.


The Only One Recovered.
Elmer FREED, a young man of 25 years, who in company with three friends was
drowned in the Mississippi near Burlington on Saturday night, as
telegraphed, is a stone cutter by trade and was for four months employed on
the new Methodist church here. Mr. ...................[cannot read one
line].........received a letter from a friend in Burlington which states
that Mr. Freed was the only one recovered from the river, and that his death
was caused mainly by the wagon falling upon him as they went into the
river.---Rock Island Union.

Down the Colorado
Alderman HOPKINS Emulates the Daring of Prof. POWELL on his Last Trip.

Alderman E.T. HOPKINS has been browsing around among the rocks and cactus
beds of hte wild west again, but yesterday he came home, sunbrowned and
tanned by exposure to a semi-tropical sun and sandblasted by the winds from
the alkali plains and the barren deserts of the southwest. The Los Angeles
Times of Jan. 16 tells this on him:
 E.T. HOPKINS of Iowa called at the Santa Fe office yesterday and asked for
a rebate on his ticket from the east. He used the ticket as far as The
Needles, which place he reached during the late storm and as the railroad
people could not bring him through to Los Angeles on account of the
washouts, he wished them to refund the money.
"How did you reach Los Angeles if you did not come by rail?," asked the
ticket agent.
"Well, sir, I had a very romantic trip. I bought a boat at The Needles and
hired Indians to paddle down the Colorado river to Yuma, where I took the
Southern Pacific train to this city. The distance is 300 miles and I had a
hard trip."
It took Mr. HOPKINS about a week to make the trip, but he enjoyed it hugely,
and was treated to a view of some of the finest scenery he ever looked on.
If Mr. HOPKINS started for California for the benefit of his health he could
not have selected a better route, and his object must have been reached, for
when seen yesterday he was the very picture of health.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
24 Jan 1890

Court Notes
Juror R.K. BROWNLIE returned from Eureka, Ill. this noon and the grand jury
resumed its work. Mr. BROWNLIE states that his son was improving last night
and he believes that with good care he will recover. The grand jury will not
be able to finish its work for the term next week.

In the case of GANZEL vs NEWHOUSE, which was concluded in the district court
at 11 o'clock today, the jury brought in a verdict for the defendant.
NEWHOUSE's barbed wire fences were evidently up and in good condition when
GANZEL's colts got tangled up in them and killed themselves.

The case of HAVILL against HAVILL, a landlord's attachment suit, was begun
in the district court this afternoon. E.M. SHARON is representing Mr.
PUTNAM, guardian of the plaintiff, and A.D. McGUIRK, the defendants, who are
in possession of the plaintiff's property, and are his daughter and
Fine lot of lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, radish, and parsley, just received
at RISLEY's, next to postoffice.
M. Arnold's Stock
I wish to inform the ladies of the three cities that the stock, formerly the
property of M. ARNOLD and assigned to me, must be closed out and every
article of merchandise turned into cash. All the desirable goods constantly
carried in stock by Mr. ARNOLD, will be sold regardless of cost. Winter
goods-including best qualities of heavy underwear, woolen hosiery, heavy
goods of all kinds, gloves, mits,etc, must go at any price. Cloaks, in which
there is still a choice assortment left, suffer must be this great
slaughter. Ladies' cloth and plush cloaks, misses' and childrens' garments,
all must be sold within the shortest possible time. Price will be no object;
it is the cash we need and we need lots of it. Everything in stock, likewise
spring and summer goods, seasonable goods and goods that sell all the year
round must be turned into money and at once. This  is the opportunity to be
shrewd, careful and foreseeing buyers.
D. ROTHSCHILD, Jr., Assignee
Choice young poultry and celery at F.D. McCAFFREY's, southeast corner Fourth
and Brady streets.
Save the Children
The woman, Laura WILSON, who dragged two little children around town with
her Wednesday, that she might beg with better success, and who went to the
opera house that evening on a part of the proceeds, was seen about six weeks
ago at Toledo, Ohio by a gentleman of this city. She was the same pitiful
object of charity there and was making a good thing out of it, as she did
here in Davenport. She has left here, but will turn up somewhere else. The
babe in arms and the little 4 year old boy should be rescued from the life
she is leading them. Probably the woman herself is past saving.
Items in Brief
Gloves & Mitts at cost, HAYES & JOENS.
Pilfering tramps are annoying the life out of the good people of Clinton.

The Foresters are holding their regular monthly shoot at their grounds north
of the city this afternoon.

Charles DECKER is reported to be a very sick man. He went out too soon after
an attack of the influenza and now is worse off than ever.

Rollie, son of Mr and Mrs. M.L. MARKS, is recovering from the attack of
diphtheria which recently prostrated him.

Marriage licenses were issued this afternoon to:
 J.W. NEWELL and Sarah K. MURFIN
Patrick J. McCULLUM and Alice G KERN

The ladies of St. Katherine's hall and the Cathedral will give a reception
to Dean HALE at Lee hall tomorrow evening.

Walter, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis SALZMAN, died this morning
at their home in Rock Island of a bronchial affection induced by an attack
of the influenza.

Wm. E. STENGEL of Rock Island will put up a big ice house at Muscatine and
fill it as soon as completed. Muscatine ice, melons and potatoes rate high.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary A SIMONDS was held this afternoon from the
residence of Mrs. DAZLZELL, 1003 east Thirteenth street. It was attended by
a large number of people who had known her in the days when she was an
honored and beloved resident of our city.

It is reported that W.B. THROOP, now master-mechanic of the C.B. & Q. at
Aurora, will succeed E.M. HERR as superintendant of the St. Louis division
upon the promotion of that gentleman to the superintendancy of the Illinois

This morning at 4 o'clock occurred the death of August GROTH of inflammation
of the lungs. He was born and reared in Davenport, was 26 years of age and
was a printer in the Der Demokrat office. He leaves a wife and one child two
years of age.

Yesterday the Democrat announced the transfer of S.S. STEVENS from the
position of general agent of the Rock Island at Council Bluffs and Omaha to
a smiliar position at Los Angeles, Cal., and the telegraph told that he had
fallen from a motor train Wednesday and been rendered insensible by injuries
about the head. His friends here will be glad to know that later
intelligence received from there pronounces him better and says he will be
out of danger in a day or so.

The Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
27 Jan 1890

John NOTH has been visiting friends in Quincy.

Mrs. Charles WEBER, who has been visiting with relatives in Lincoln, Neb.,
has returned to her home in this city.

E.M. FORD, traveling passenger agent of the Union Pacific railroad, is in
the city from his home in Des Moines.

George EASTERLY, who has been in the south for the past two years, has
returned to Davenport for a brief visit.

Miss Viola DENNISTON, who has been visiting with relatives in Lincoln, Neb.,
for the past seven months, returned to this city last Friday.

John P. VAN PATTEN has been very ill indeed with the influenza, but now is
recovering and will soon have passed through the dangerous phase of the

Dr. PARRY spent a still more comfortable night last night and his physician
hopes that he may yet survive, when it will have been a close call though
for him.

Mrs. Henry HOUSMAN and her son, Frank, of Rock Island left Friday evening
for Cheyenne, Wyoming to attend the funeral of Mrs. HOUSMAN's son-in-law,
Erastus NAGLE, who was born in Rock Island. Mr. NAGLE lived in Moline a good
many years ago and accumulated a very comfortable little fortune.

Miss Ella DAVISON returned from her winter trip to Old Mexico on Sunday
evening, having sepnt a delightful outing among the halls of the Montezumas,
the tropical delights of Vera Cruz, Puebla, Orizaba, and other outlying
scenes and cities. As a distinguished traveller should she patronized the
bullfights, pic-nicked in the Almeda, sipped pulque at Chapultepec, revelied
in flowers and tortillas among the floating islands, and attended early mass
on the site of the temple of the Aztec god Huitzilopochtil. She properly
prefers Popocatapetl to Black Hawk's tower, and declares Iztachihnati as
seen from the house tops of Mexico a blessed mountain miracle. Miss DAVISON
has not yet decided to write a book on Mexico, but is welcome home again.
Room for rent for light factory or trail, 20x50, third floor, Brady street
$10 per month. J.M. & M.L. ELDRIDGE, 308 Brady Street.
The Tire Question
C.S. WATKINS, who always turns to Davenport's account whatever he sees on
his tour of travel, writes from San Francisco, Jan. 18, as follows: "The
wagons for sprinkling in Portland have tires six inches wide and the front
axle is one foot shorter than the hind axle-thus the two wheels on each side
make a track a foot wide and thus do not cut in the macadam. All of which
seem to be good features. And by the way narrow tires on team wagons are not
allowed here, nor in Portland, there and here team wagons have tires 4 and
even 5 inches wide."
The Davenport Will
The county court of Rock Island county this morning appointed Capt. John
PEETZ, the president of the People's national bank of Rock Island, as
temporary administrator of the estate of the late Bailey DAVENPORT. The
appointment was made at the request of the heirs who are the children of the
late George L. DAVENPORT, and also of a majority of the creditors.
The wills of Col. Geo. DAVENPORT and of Mrs. Susan GOLDSMITH, the mother,
recognize the fact that Geo. L. and Bailey DAVENPORT were full brothers; a
fact that is attested by the recollection of all old settlers who know
anything whatever of the family.
GRENVILLE. Sunday, Jan 26, 1890, of pneumonia, John Thomas GRENVILLE, aged
80 years.
Funeral services from his late residence No. 1227 Fulton Ave. to-morrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Items in Brief
They are boring for coal on the CONDIT farm in LeClaire township. The
prospects for coal in that region are very good. The prospectors expect to
strike it within a week. Lumps of coal have been found on all parts of the
farm for several years.

Apiarists state that their bees have wintered well thus far. There is
really no reason why they should not. This has been one of the earliest
winters so far for bees that has been known. But it has cost their keepers
considerable to care for them.

This afternoon at 3 o'clock Justice KAUFMANN was occupied in hearing a case
of assault and battery. The prosecuting witness is Julius PLANBECK and the
defendant H. KNESBUER. The assault was made on Fourth street between Western
avenue and Brown.

A barn belonging to Mrs. H.P. DALZELL, and situated in the rear of her
residence, 1003 east Thirteenth street, was rummaged by boys or tramps last
evening. Things were promiscuously strewn about, but only a few articles
were taken, and they were of little value.

Officers GRAPENGETER and McMANUS are both trying to get over the grippe, but
with different success. The former is still a very sick man, but the latter
is recovering. They are both needed on the force, but will probably be
unable to do active duty as able-bodied men for some time.
To Be Sold
The undersigned wishes to sell, at private sale, his entire store and
restaurant fixtures, consisting of  a range, set of dishes, etc. Also
counters, showcases, tables, chairs, etc. Also a full antique bed room set.
The above must be sold, and will be sold very cheap.
John SHERWOOD, Delmonico restaurant, cor 4th and Perry.
Police Court
At the police court this morning H.W. O'MEARA's friends gave the $100 bond
asked for his release, and the cases against him, and his assailant, Biddy
McGEE were continued till Wednesday morning.
One tramp was tried under the state vagrancy act, fined $10 and costs, and
stands committed until paid. Every day he is to reduce the charge against
him by 75 cents. That is about a dollar a day more than the services of any
tramp are worth.
District Court
A slander suit entitled PULS against WELLER was tried in the district court
this forenoon. The case was given to the jury at noon, and they had not
returned a verdict at a late hour this afternoon.

This forenoon Max OCHS confessed judgment to PARK & TILFORD of New York,
cigar manufacturers, in the sum of $154.84

The case of O'KEEFE against the Times company for libel was begun in the
district court this afternoon. The damages asked is $5,000. E.M. SHARON
appeared for the plaintiff and HUBBELL and McGUIRK for the defendant.
Pond's Extract, the most potent curative agent known for pains, aches, and
injuries; let those who have never used it inquire concerning its virtues

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
28 Jan 1890

W.K. WHITE was summoned to Keokuk by the United States court this afternoon.

Mort G. HAIGHT of Burlington dropped in on the city for a little while

Geo. M. SCHMIDT has just returned from a prolonged stay at New Orleans and
other ports of interest.

Dr. Daniel HELMICK has just recovered from a siege of the grippe. He was a
very sick man for a few days.

Rev. G.W. SNYDER returned last evening from Ft. Madison, where he is engaged
in organizing an English Lutheran church.

A.F. CUTTER, secretary and general manager of hte Iowa Union Telephone Co.,
and wife arrived last evening and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.S.
PUTNAM.-Muscatine News Tribune.

W.A. MAGEE, state secretary of the Y.M.C.A. of Iowa and William M. EGE,
general secretary of Muscatine, spent yesterday in this city arranging for a
district conference to be held in Muscatine March 21-23. Rev. U.Z. Gilmer of
this city will deliver one of the addresses.

To The Citizens of Davenport, Rock Island and Moline
Persons desiring good substantial life insurance are kindly invited to call
at my office, room 9 Masonic Temple and investigate the new 15 and 20 year
indemnity bonds, guaranteed by the Equitable life assurance society of New
York in sums from $1,000 to $100,000 as an investment are good and besides
carry insurance on your life. I have as well to offer you, ordinary life
endowment. Same nature or free tontine insurance. Assets of Equitable Jan.
1, 1890, $105,000,000. Surplus $22,500,000.
Oscar KISER, Agent.

The District Court
The case of O'KEEFE against the Times company for $5,000 damages for libel
is still occupying the attention of the district court. The case will be
given to the jury this evening.
The case of LEONARD against FAULKNER for false arrest will be tried in the
district court Friday. Very few important cases are docketed for the
remainder of this term of court.

Police Court
The case of the state against Mike O'BRIEN, James LYNCH, and John ROY, for
larceny, is being tried in the police court this afternoon.
It appears that O'BRIEN, LYNCH and ROY went into Frederick PETERSEN's saloon
at the corner of Western avenue and Third streets last Saturday night, and
after drinking in there a while they stole some billiard balls and rushed
out of the place, hurling some of them at two or three young men who
happened to be standing in the door, and inflicting severe injuries upon one
of them.
The case of Detlef STEFFENS for disturbing the peace was tried before
Justice KAUFMANN this forenoon, and STEFFENS was fined $2 with costs.
Yesterday afternoon Willie GRASSMAN, a youth of 14 years was up in the
police court for having used a knife on his father and stepmother. GRASSMAN
is a vicious boy and his parents have been unable to do anything with him
for the past few months. After hearing the testimony Justice KAUFMANN
believed the boy a fit subject for the reform school. The case was referred
to Judge WATERMAN.

Edward BELLIS Wins
A Machinist Who was Made Rich by and Investment of $3

Edward T. BELLIS, the foreman of the Roth Tool works, corner of Eighteenth
and Market streets, is one of the fortunates who held the winning number
98,455, which drew the capital prize of $600,000 in the December drawing of
the Louisiana State Lottery.
Mr. BELLIS is a man of family and is very contented just at present.
A reporter called on him this morning. Mr. BELLIS is an expert machinist and
was found examining into the merits of a new invention.
"Mr. BELLIS, is it a fact that you won a part of the capital prize in the
Louisiana State Lottery drawing for December?"
"I am happy to say that is a fact. It was a great surprise to me and the
most acceptable Christmas present I ever received in the whole course of my
50 years on earth.
It was my first speculation in the lottery. I was in need of money as my
health was bad and interfered with my business. I thought I would try the
lottery. My wife opposed the action saying it was all nonsense and that I
might as well throw the money away. However, I determined to try and
invested $3, securing three 40th part tickets.
I will admit candidly that I was a little anxious to know how I came out and
could hardly wait for the issue of the Star-Sayings containing the list of
winning numbers. When I saw 98,455-$600,000, I looked at one of my tickets.
There it was in plain figures. I will say that I didn't eat much breakfast.
My wife was a little nervous herself and I took good notice I didn't get any
lecture either. It was my victory. I went ot the American Exchange bank,
where I was acquainted and through it obtained the $15,000. I have the money
and my wife is with me in saying the Louisiana State Lottery is a great and
honest institution. If a man's health is ailing he forgets his ailments
under the happy anticipation of winning something whether he does or
not.-St. Louis Star-Sayings, January 3

HOFFMAN. In this city, Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 o'clock, p.m., Mrs. Amelia B.
HOFFMAN, widow of Col. H.B. HOFFMAN.
Funeral Thursday, Jan 30, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. from the residence on Brady

Sheriff LEONARD took possession of EKLUND's jewelry store on Brady street
last evening. He has numerous creditors most of whom are Chicago men. This
is the third time EKLUND has failed.

Yesterday afternoon Herman HASEL who was married to Caroline HASEL in this
city on the 20th of April 1870, was granted a divorce by Judge WATERMAN.
HASEL stated to the court that his wife deserted him on the day of their
marriage and has absented herself ever since.

In the case of Anna PULS against Marie WELLER, a suit for $1,000 damages for
slander, the jury on Monday returned a verdict for the plaintiff for $50.
The defendant in the case agreed to settle with the plaintiff for $75 before
the case came to trial, but she as hopeful of receiving twice that amount
when the case was tried and refused to settle.

Frank McCULLOUGH, who resides at 1110 Perry street, met with an accident
yesterday afternoon. He was driving along Third street in a cart and when
near the corner of Harrison, hsi horse slipped on the paving and fell and
Mr. McCULLOUGH was thrown from his seat to the paving, sustaining a sprained
wrist and a cut over one of the eyebrows. He was picked up and taken home.
His injuries, however, are not serious.

Sealed bids for oats for the police and fire department of this city for the
year 1890, delivered when and where ordered. Bids will be received at Hose
house No. 1, on or before Tuesday, February 4th, 2 o'clock p.m. Address to
fire and water committee.
Thos. H. RATH
Wm. KLEIN, committee.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
29 Jan 1890

At an early [hour] this morning occurred the death of Miss Alice Frances
WEBBER, daughter of the late C.T. WEBBER, at hte home of her mother in Rock
Island. She was a talented and cultured young lady, the center of a large
circle of friends, and prominent in the society of the three cities. She
wasa niece of Chas. DEERE of Moline and a sister of Mrs. T.A. MURPHY of this
city. Her death was caused by pneumonia resulting from the influenza, from
which she suffered for about a week. The hour of the funeral is not known at
this writing.

Information comes from Buffalo of the death at his home, near Montpelier of
Chas. HUERSMANN, aged 49. The funeral will be held under the direction of
Buffalo Lodge. No. 72, A.O.U.W., but the day is not known.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claus HORST died yesterday at their home, 725
Perry street, of convulsions. It was but a few days of age and very

Peter ECKER.
At Rock Island also occurred the death of Peter ECKER this morning. He was
66 years of age and came to that place in 1856.

R.R. HENDERSON and family have moved to Davenport from Burlington, arriving
this morning.
F.L. WOLF of Chicago, traveling representative of the Monon line, was in the
city yesterday.
Dr. PARRY is resting more comfortably this afternoon, but is weaker and
visibly failing. He now suffers no pain, and the end will probably come to
him in peace and quiet.

The District Court.
The jury in the case of O'KEEFE against the Times company for libel brought
in a sealed verdict this morming for the defendant. A motion for a new trial
is to be made by the plaintiff.

A Wedding is High Life at the Cathedral Yesterday.

The Rev. C.K. WITHERSPOON and Mrs. Isabella MORONY will be married on Jan.
28 at high noon. The weddin is t obe a very quiet one. Immediately after the
ceremony they will leave for the east, returning to Omaha in about six
weeks.-Omaha Excelsior.

The marriage above referred to took place in Trinity Cathedral yesterday in
the presence of a large assembly of friends, at hte appointed hour, the Very
Rev. Charles H. GARDER, the dean performing the ceremony, the Rev. H.L.
GAMBLE of Lyons, Iowa, acting as best man.
We are glad to learn that Mr. WITHERSPOON and family are soon to move to
this city, he having accepted the position of convocational missionary in
the eastern convocation of the Episcopal diocese in this state.

Remember is being sold at and below cost at John BERWALD's

To the many friends who showed us unlimited kindness during the illness of
our beloved one, John T. GRENVILLE, and especially to the principal,
teachers and pupils of school No. 1 and the members of the Baptist church,
whose hands were outstretched to aid us, we desire to express our undying

A large audience had the pleasure of hearing the noted lecturer G.R.
WENDLING at the Baptist church last evening. His subject, "Popular
Delusions" was treated in a masterly way. Mr. WENDLING fully sustained his
great reputation as orator.

William CATTON, the celebrated billiardist, left last evening for New York
city, where he enters a billiard tournament, in place of Sexton, for the
world's championship. CATTON has been practicing in this city for the past
two months for the event.

The crematory project is coming to the front once more. It is now very
certain that the building will go up in the spring. Through the efforts of
the directors and some of the old members of the association in which others
also have joined, considerable stock has been subscribed for the purpose,
but there is need for more money yet before the work of building a crematory
is entered upon.

Hon. E.W. HURST of Rock Island has been retained to present the claims of
Mr. J.B. PATTERSON, editor of the Oquawaka Spectator, and his sister, Miss
Sarah PATTERSON, to an apportionment of the estate of Baily DAVENPORT, they
being cousins.

Sunday evening at his home in Dubuque occurred the death of Ferrando
McCRANEY. In 1832, at the age of 15, in company with his father, he came to
Dubuque and assisted in erecting the first building in the Key City, which
was on the site now occupied by the Lortmier. Although a boy he served
through the Blackhawk War.

Wm JENKINS, the young man who vanished from home a day or so before New
Year's, disappearing simultaneously with a bundle of $125, has been
definitely located at last. His mother has a recently written letter from
him dated Omaha. He was not murdered for his money nor did he commit

Thomas O'SWINEY of Davenport, arrived in the city Sunday night and brought
with him the plans for their new power house. The plans were examined in the
office of Al MATTHEWS and show that the building is to be 70-100 feet one
story, fire proof brick, 18 feet and 6 inches high. They expect to let the
contract for hte building to be completed by the 1st of April. The iron is
to be laid down in Dubuque during February, and track laying will commence
as soon as the weather will permit in the spring.-Dubuque Herald.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
31 Jan 1890

Did Any One Here Ever hear of Such a Man-Information Wanted in Colorado

This morning the following letter was delivered at the police station:
Greeley, Colo., Jan 29, 1890, Mr. Frank KESSLER, Chief of Police, Davenport,
Iowa, Dear Sir A man by the name of Denton POOLE was shot and killed here
sometime ago and he was supposed to have come from Davenport. I am asked to
obtain information, if possible from his friends. He was about 75 years of
age, a shoemaker by trade. If you know of such a family in which he could be
connected please let me know. Yours respectfully. Frank CARTHEY.
The policemen have been hunting for some clue to the man named in the above
communication, but don't seem to be able to find it. It is believed that the
victim of the wild western gun came from some other town.
Choose fresh dairy butter and eggs at F.D. McCAFFREY's, S.E. Cor of 4th and
Brady streets.
Last night, as Conductor John ARSNER of the Rock Island was rising in the
Kimball house elevator to his room on the third floor, he had an experience
that will cling to his memory till the cows come home. The throttle of the
engine got out of order and when Ben ROSCHE, the elevator boy, tried to shut
it off by pulling the rope, he found he had no control over it. In about a
second and a half he and Conductor ARSNER had pulled open the door and
summarily ejected themselves, falling all over the floor when they came out.
The elevator went on up to the top of the chute, when the cable pulled out
of the cage and the safety clutches caught and held it before it could fall.
The cage was old and the pull of the cable, before it came loose, crushed it
out of shape, but it stuck to its place and was lowered by steam this
morning. A new cage will be put in in a few days.
General manager E. ST.JOHN of the Rock Island announces the appointment of
George F. WILSON as general master mechanic in place of T.B. TWOMBLY,
resigned. Mr. WILSON's jurisdiction will extend over the Rock Island's lines
both east and west of the Missouri river, with headquarters at Chicago.
Henry MOREHOUSE has been appointed assistant general master mechanic and
assistant master car builder of hte Rock Island's lines wet of the Missouri
river, with headquarters at Horton, Kan. Announcement is also made of the
appointment of J.R. BLAIR as trainmaster of the Rock Island at Kansas
City,vice Z. HAMER, resigned.
Mike WHITTY, who was indicted by the grand jury for grand larceny, waived
time for sentence to-day and Judge WASERMAN sentenced him to 31/2 years in
the penitentiary at Anamosa. Mike is the youngest of the notorious WHITTY
boys and is the last one of them to serve a term in the penitentiary. He is
21 years of age and has spent most of his time for the past 10 years in
jail. Last year he spent 286 of the 365 days of the year in the county jail.
He is a hardened criminal. He will be taken to Anamosa to-night.
Filed for Probate. The Bequests
The will of the late Amelia B. HOFFMAN was filed with Clerk BIRCHARD for
probate yesterday. A number of small bequests are made to relatives. Her
niece, Minnie H. TODD, of Yankton, Dak., is bequeathed some silverware and
$500 in money. To her granddaughter, Mabel Amelia HOFFMAN of Peoria, is
bequeathed her piano. She bequeaths $500 in money to her godchild, Winfred A
HERRON of Dedham, Mass. The sum of $500 in money is bequeathed to her
sister, Hannah D. HUNTINGTON of Syracuse, N.Y., as a small token of her love
for her. To James O. SARGENT is bequeathed the sum of $3,000 to be disposed
of as he sees fit among her relatives. Mr. HOFFMAN directs that her house
and furniture on Brady street be sold by her executors for a fair price,
though not allowed to be sacrificed. The instrument is dated July 26, 1889
and is witnessed by John C. BILLS and Henry H. HILLS. She appoints Robert
SICKELS and H.M. HENLEY executors without bond.

The will of the late Peter LAGE was filed for probate in the district court
yesterday afternoon. He bequeaths all his estate, real,personal and mixed to
Magdaline DOOSE, his sister's daughter, who resides in this city. To his
niece, Bertha EWOLDT of Davenport, is bequeathed $1,000; to Clause Heinrich
MOELLER, his nephew of Cordova, Ill he bequeaths also $1,000; to his niece,
Bertha KRUSE of Stackendorf, Prussia, $500; to Trina LAGE, his brother's
widow, of Schoenberg, Prussia, $500, all of which is to be paid to the heirs
within one year after his decease. He appoints his own niece, Magdaline
DOOSE, sole executrix of the will. The instrument is dated Nov. 22, 1882 and
is witnessed by Johne W. GREEN, Richard McDANIEL and Bleik PETERS.
Mr. WHITE is Popular.
W.K. WHITE, the newly appointed commissioner of statistics on mortgage
indebtedness in Iowa, had half a dozen callers before 10 o'clock this
morning. They had read in the Davenport Democrat that he will have 25 men to
help him, and they all wanted to help do the helping. It may save trouble
all around to state that these men have all been appointed by the census
bureau under the recommendations of hte congressmen of the various
The Kimball house well has been completed, casing and all, and the force is
sufficient to carry the water about 48 feet above its top, but not to reach
the upper regions of the house. Devine BURTIS will be here tonight in
response to a telegram t o settle the method of handling the flow. It will
be forced over the hotel either by a hydraulic ram , an injector, or a pump.
The improvement is a fine one for the house.
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to
Alonza COLLINS and Martha J CROOK
Samuel C BAMMER and Amanda MORGAN

The funeral of M.K. PARKS has been postponed to Saturday forenoon at 10
o'clock, his eldest daughter who is in Littleton, Vt., having sent word that
she will arrive here this morning.

Yesterday in Rock Island the police found a couple of horses, one dead from
misuse and the other in a dying condition. The animals were found in an
alley and were owned by a rag picker.

The remains of Mrs. Jennie DUTTON, daughter of the late George E. DAVIS,
arrived yesterday at 3 o'clock from Kansas, and the funeral will be held
this morning at 10 o'clock from the College avenue Presbyterian church.
Miss Mamie COGLAN is recovering form a serious attack of the influenza

Roger O'MEARA and Biddy McGEE were each fined $10 with cost, this morning
for disturbing the peace. The other cases against Biddy McGEE were postponed
until Monday.

Herman SCHWEZER, Jr., died at Indianapolis on Thursday. He ws the son of H.
SCHWEZER of this city. It is expected that the remains will arrive in
Davenport tomorrow.

Dr. PARRY's rally yesterday was only for the moment, comparatively. Today he
lies in a stupor, barely conscious, and far weaker and more exhausted than
he was. His friends state that they entertain no hope whatever and wonder
that he can linger on as he does.

Lester RAWLIN, the young Rock Island brakeman who fired three vicious tramps
off the train severa months ago, between this city and Buffalo, died a few
days ago at Trenton, Mo., of the influenza. He faced two revolvers when
ejecting those vagabonds and was made of the sort of stuff that rises to the
top of the railroad swin, but he had to go.
Operator RANDALL's Case
The Depositions Taken a Month Ago are Filed in Court in Kansas City

The depositions taken about one month ago in Chicago in the 25,000 damage
suit brought by Edward M. RANDALL, who, four years ago was train dispatcher
in Davenport, against the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway for
blacklisting him were filed in the circuit court in Kansas City Wednesday.
The depositions were taken in behalf of the plaintiff and an attempt is made
to prove by the superintendent of telegraph for the Western Union and other
officers that RANDALL was blacklisted for a special reason and not for
incompetency or the usual causes. RANDALL's suit has attracted widespread
attention. It was he who made the ineffectual attempt to organize the order
of railway telegraphers. He was elected president of the organization but
was subsequently discharged by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
company. RANDALL claims that it ws because of his .....[can't read rest of


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