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The Times
Davenport, Scott, IA
Dec 13, 1895

Mr. and Mrs. George L WYNES have returned from Chicago, where they have been
for the past few days.

County attorney D.V. JACKSON and Judge J. CARSKADDAN, of Muscatine, were in
Davenport on legal business yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. N.J. RANKIN have returned to their home in Maquoketa after a
pleasant visit at the residence of Mr. Henry FROESCHLE.

Mrs. J.C. HENRY, who came to attend the diocesan convention and who has been
renewing acquaintanceship with old friends since its adjournment, left for
her home in Des Moines yesterday. She was the guest of Mrs. Chauncy KRUM
during her sojourn in Davenport.

Dr. Kay's Renovator cures people. Trial size 25c. Read advertisement.

The ladies of Grace Cathedral have presented Lee Hall with a very nice piano
of the Jacob Doll make, bought from the J.C. WALLACE Music House.

Ladies gold filled watches $8.50 to $15. J.H. GABATHULER, 128 E. 3rd St.

BOLTE's candies fresh every day.

Rev. W. SHOENIG, pastor of the German M.E. church, will preach next Sunday
morning on "The Unreasonableness of Infidelity and the Reasonableness of

"Modoc", 5-cent cigar, bet in the market. Manufactured by Otto ALBRECHT &
Co., 306 W. Second street.

W.H. DOW, for the ninth time, has been re-elected steward of the Rock Island
poor farm. As an annual salary of $1,800 goes with the position, the honor
is all the more agreeable to the faithful steward.

If you want bargains in footwear we have them, Men's fine shoes $1.25,
ladies' cloth top patent leather tip in all styles only $1.48. T.J. O'MEARA
Shoe House.

Peter H. STOLTENBERG, brother of Paul STOLTENBERG of this county and one of
the Moline's well known residents, died at his home in that city Wednesday
evening at 5:30. The deceased was sixty-eight years of age and settled in
Moline in 1854. He was a moulder by trade and for thirty-eight years was in
the employ of WILLIAMS, WHITE & Co. He was compelled to retire three years
ago owing to an accident as a result of which he had several ribs broken. He
is survived by his wife and eight children, two brothers and one sister. The
funeral occurs from his late residence 1323 Seventh avenue, tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Davenport Daily Times
Wednesday, December 18, 1895

The board of education has decided to close schools for the Christmas vacation next Friday evening and after a week's vacation will reopen them on Monday the 30th for the winter term with Wednesday, Jan. 1, observed as a holiday. This is the practical way to handle the holiday vacation question but will hardly meet with the ideas of young America, especially if skating and coasting are good.

"Modoc" finest smoking tobacco, two ounces for 5 cents. For sale by all dealers.

The city council of Rock Island is on the trail of the Tri-City Sprinkler Company and it is due to the claim that the latter continues to blissfully ignore its indebtedness to the municipality. The company is said to owe the city $500 for water and as it does not appear to be making any frantic endeavor to settle the obligation City Attorney HAAS has been instructed to interview the delinquent as to the why and wherefore of its unpatriotic behavior.

Thomas KIMBALL, who stabbed a Mississippi river raftsman named Frank HAMILTON and who has been confined in the Iowa City jail, has made a successful break for liberty. During the early morning hours when a funereal quietude prevailed in that Bastile, KIMBALL succeeded in prying out the bars of his cell and getting away. He is still at large while the man whom he knifed is in a precarious condition, although he will probably recover.

Call and see our fine rockers for only $3.50. WALL & SPICER, 319 Brady.

A valuable horse belonging to Tom REGAN was badly injured on the Fifth and Main street railway crossing yesterday afternoon and will probably be maimed for life. The animal was being driven across the track when its front hoof caught in between the rail and flooring, throwing the animal violently to the ground. This is not the first horse that has been injured on this crossing and the railway company is busy to-day having it properly repaired.

If you are sick, nothing renovates and invigorates like Dr. KAY's Renovator. See advt. Price 25cents and $1.

The Sons of Veterans and Ladies Aid Society will give a masquerade ball at the G.A.R. hall tomorrow evening which promises to be an affair of unusual social enjoyment. The committee on arrangements consists of E. S. ARNOLD, E. WEINGARTNER and Frank DOW, and Misses Kate RIGBY, Minnie SCHUMAN and Sadie TILLOTSON. These two organizations have given quite a number of pleasing entertainments and the affair tomorrow evening will probably excel all past records.

A necessary dish: "Friends' Oats,"

West Third street was the scene of an exciting runaway yesterday which nearly resulted in the serious injury of Mrs. Rev. C. A. FINGER and a couple of ladies who were in the carriage with her at the time. The horse which Mrs. FINGER was driving became frightened at a passing car near Third and Vine streets and indulged in a lively run until it was turned in an alley near Third and Marquette and brought under control. The carriage rocked to and fro considerably and it was decidedly fortunate that the ladies were not thrown out.

Ladies interested in china decorating should not fail to see the elegant line white china at The Jarvis WHITE Art Co. Lessons given and firing done.

The ladies of the Calvary Baptist church are completing arrangements for their Christmas entertainment which is to be held in the assemblage room of the church next Monday evening. Forty-four dolls are being fitted up for the tree and later will be distributed among the forty-four girl members of the infant class; the twenty-three boys of the class will also be remembered with something appropriate. The other members of the school will also be remembered and a fine programme carried out during the course of the evening.

We show the largest line of chamber sets in the city. Prices very reasonable. HINRICHS Crockery Co.

Dr. H. A. GILMAN, superintendent of the Mt. Pleasant insane hospital has notified County Clerk Balluff that the hospital board of trustees has found the following cases incurable and ordered their removal:

Theo. POHLMAN, Thomas TRAYNOR, Madison T. LONG, Wulf MOELLER, John O. TEEGEN, Wilbur BARNHARDT, John HAINS, James O. SCHAEFFER, Nellie LUNSFORD, Eliza WRAGGE and Lizzie DOYLE.

Fritz KANN, one of the deputies in Sheriff JONES' office, accompanied by several assistants, left for Mt. Pleasant this afternoon to bring the male patients back to this city. They will arrive here tomorrow night and Friday morning at 8:30 the commissioners of insanity will meet to determine what disposition to make of them. Unless the relatives desire some other arrangements made, the unfortunates will probably be committed to the insane department of Mercy Hospital for safe keeping. The women will not be returned until next week.

J.C. WALLACE has all of the standard goods and all the novelties in musical instruments. Have you seen the mandolin attachment for pianos? Look over Mr. WALLACES fine stock, at 116 West Second street, and get his prices. They are the lowest.


A KIMBALL Resigns the Vice-Presidency of the R. I. & P.

President R. R. CABLE, of the C. R. I. & P., was in the tri-cities yesterday, his visit being occasioned by the semi-annual meeting of the directors of the R. I. & P. which was held in Rock Island. The others in attendance were H. B. SUDLOW, A. KIMBALL, and Phil MITCHELL. One of the principal acts was to declare a dividend of 2 per cent on the business of the past six months, Mr. KIMBALL, who has been the vie-president of the company, presented his resignation, which was accepted. H. S. CABLE, son of the president of the Pike's Peak railway, was unanimously elected to succeed the veteran railroader who desired to retire.


Our store will be open evenings until after Christmas. Aug. STEFFEN.

Malicious Mischief

The management of the local U. S. express agency were somewhat chagrined this morning to find the expensive covering of their express wagons practically ruined at the hand of some ruthless villain who had maliciously cut up the cover with a knife or some other sharp instrument. The wagon was left standing in the alley back of the Eldorado saloon last night and this morning it was found with the cover in a badly mutilated condition. The matter was at once reported to the police but as yet no clue has been found to the perpetrators. The express company will deal severely with them if caught.

One of the best stories ever written by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps WARD is the illustrated novelette, "The Veteran" which will appear in next Saturday's Times.

E. M. DALZELL, practical plumber, 832 east Sixteenth street. Jobbing and repairing reasonable and promptly done. Close estimates on plumbing, gas fitting, water service and sewer work. All work guaranteed.

Northern Witches

In Modern Times Belief in Them Has Been Quite Common

So lately as the middle of this century a girl of Louisburgh, near Wick, was accused of being in league with the "pooers o' mischief," and a remedy akin to that recently practiced with such tragic results in Ireland was devised. She was placed in a basket, lined with shavings of wood, which was then hung over a fire. The issue in this case was not fatal, but the folk averred that she was not "half so witch-like" after she had been singed. A hag of the northern isles was at times thought to be meta-morphosed into a porpoise, and in fair weather she would dive under and over-turn a fishing boat, against whose skipper she bore a grudge. On one occasion she was made to place her hand on the bodies of several men who had met their death in such a way, and in the words of the old chronicler, one "bled at the collir bane," another "in the hands and fingers, gushing out bluid thairat, to the great admiratione of the beholders and revelation of the judgment of the Almychtie."

A host of stories tell of northern witches who have given diseases to horses, oxen and flocks of moorland sheep. Herdsmen to this day distrust unknown persons who touch the food of their kye, lest it be poisoned. In Shetland the cat or vaneja is regarded as an animal which brings good luck; if she is seen to run toward the boat's mast there is sure to be a good catch. In Chaithness, on the contrary, witches frequently appear in the form of cats. A carpenter of Scrabster in the olden times was systematically robbed of his meal and cakes. He thought it "cu'nu be cannie," and one night as he watched he saw a number of cats devouring his property. In a trice he cut off the right leg of one of them, whereupon they made their escape with a rapidity which confirmed his former suspicions. Shortly afterward an old woman, who had always been looked upon with disfavor, was found dead in her lone cottage, bereft of her right leg..-Scottish Review.

The C. B. & Q., 108 west Third street, are selling the slickest playing cards in the country for the money, 15 cents a pack. Don't fail to drop in and buy a pack.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Dec. 30, 1895

James DEMPSEY and Tom FARRAN,who were found guilty of attempted highway
robbery in the district court some time ago, came in this morning and after
a consultation with their attorney, C.T. COOPER, the two men decided to work
out their fine of $50 each on the jail stone pile. They accordingly reported
to Turnkey MARTENS this noon and will spend the next fifteen days in the
county bastile. DEMPSEY and FARRAN evidently think that this is the easiest
way for them to earn $50, especially at this season of the year.

Among other questions the supreme court recently cleared up a point which
has caused much dispute at times in a decision which is of special interest
to owners of horses. The question is often asked what if a team runs away
and does damage or what if a persons vehicle is run into by another and in
reply to this the supreme court says the decision to which reference has
been made: It is not necessary that the horse should be vicious to make the
owner responsible for injury done by him through the owner's negligence. If
the most docile horse be driven, yet so negligently as to do injury to
persons or property, the owner or driver is responsible. Certainly no less
so if the horse be negligently turned loose in the street without restraint
or control.

Taken Ill in a Restaurant.
While waiting for a car in a Brady street restaurant about 10 o'clock
yesterday morning, Francis McCULLOUGH, Sr., was taken violently ill and sank
back in his chair in a fainting condition. Dr. CANTWELL was hastily summoned
and after  working for nearly a half hour over the prostrate man at last
succeeded in reviving him sufficiently to take him home in a carriage. This
morning Mr. McCULLOUGH was still very weak, but his condition some what

The Successful Bidder
The contract for the new storage house and office building of the
Martin-Woods Company on Front and Perry streets has been let by T.W.
McCLELLAND & Co. as architects and superintendents, to Henry BUCK. Mr. BUCK
has long been associated with the firm as master builder. The contract sum
is $5,625 and it is expected that work will be begun at once so that sixty
days, providing the weather allows, will see it completed. To the portion of
the town in which the building is to be erected it will be a very welcome
addition in the way of improvement. The building has been fully described in
THE TIMES as an entirely up-to-date structure. What modern knowledge can add
in the way of convenient equipment will be utilized.

Merely a Holiday Trip.
Dr. W.G. McDAVITT, the proprietor of the Boston dental parlors and who
according to Dame Rumor, has left town to evade a settlement with creditors,
returned this morning from Quincy, where he had gone to spend Christmas with
friends. The doctor was somewhat aggravated by the reports which had been
circulated relative to his holiday trip and most emphatically disclaimed any
intention or inclination to evade any honest obligation which he had
contracted. The report had its foundation in an attachment suit filed
against the doctor by a former employe for a balance alleged to be due on
wages and which was instituted just prior to the departure of Dr. McDAVITT
for Quincy. The doctor claims that the employe had no just basis for his
action, as he had been amply recompensed for all labors that his services
merited. The matter, however, was satisfactorily adjusted and the doctor was
somewhat incensed later on ascertaining that it had given rise to derogatory
reports. Dr. McDAVITT asserts that he makes it a point to liquidate for
every debt contracted by him and neither had, nor has, any intention of
evading any of his financial obligations. In response to his request, THE
TIMES gives him the benefit of the fore-going statement which as far as
investigation shows, seems founded on fact.

A Deserved Promotion
The many Davenport friends of Charles ANDERSON, formerly ticket agent at the
Perry street depot, will be interested in the announcement of his recent
promotion in the Rock Island and railway circles. About a year ago Mr.
ANDERSON was transfered from this city to Des Moines and now the officials
of the Rock Island have notified him that after the first of the year his
duties will be to look after the interests of the company at the Omaha
office. The change is quite a pleasant surprise to Mr ANDERSON and his
friends will congratulate him heartily on his success. Mr. ANDERSON is at
present visiting in Davenport with friends and expects to leave in a few
days for his new headquarters at Omaha.


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