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Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
3 Feb 1890

The report of Overseer ABEL for last month shows that the total number of
applicants for aid was 130, of whom 37 were Americans, 46 Germans, 4
English, 29 Irish, 8 Scandinavian, 1 Bohemian, and 5 colored. The number of
bushels of coal supplied was 840; flour 1300 pounds; corn meal, 200 pounds;
groceries $111.30 worth; meat, $4, milk, $5; shoes $9.80; coffins; $20;
transportation; $13.42; number of patients given medical assistance, 62;
number sent to poor house, 5; number sent to hospital, 2; relief in money
paid, $86.50; rents paid during the month, $132.50; for care of insane, $15;
board and lodging, $7.50.
The total amount paid to Mercy Hospital was $850.25, of which $315.25 was
paid the transient department, and $535 the insane department.

Mrs. BEAUMONT, formerly of Davenport, but now of Jamestown, Dakota, is in
the city for a visit with friends and relatives.

Mrs. M.A. SANDERS of College ave. was considerably better this morning and
her friends now trust that she will survive the attack and be spared to them
for a good long time to come.

B.RUCH has been at home several days, trying to get the upper hand of a case
of influenza, but yesterday he became worse and to-day he has given up all
pretense of sitting up  and has taken to his bed, an uncomfortably sick man.

Dr. PARRY is about the same condition to-day that he was Saturday. He has
occasional attacks of sinking or weakness, when the vital spark seems
positively to be going out, and then again he revives. He is very low
indeed. His recovery will be a matter of wonder.

The funeral of William S. ATWOOD took place this forenoon at 10 o'clock from
his late residence on east Third street. It was well attended. The services
were conducted by teh Rev. J. S. McINTYRE of the Fourteenth street Methodist
church and were very impressive indeed. The pall bearers were all old
friends of the deceased. They were T.W. McCLELLAND, James THOMPSON, E.P.
SACKETT, Henry DORMAN, Paul DENTSCH, and S.A. BISHOP, the only survivor of
the Seminole war and army comrade of Mr. ATWOOD residing in the city. The
interment was in Oakdale.

Jennie WARREN, of Hampton, Ill., a young lady of 17 years, was drowned
Saturday while skating. The treacherous ice broke beneath her and no help
was at hand.

Ed ORENDORFF who has been mail-carrier for the past year and has proved a
very efficient one, has been dismissed and Frank ELDRIDGE, son of Jacob
ELDRIDGE, has been appointed as his successor.

Three Moliners named Wm. WILBUR, Andrew DESSON and W.S. BAIR, came to
Davenport yesterday and last evening they were arrested in Bucktown for
disturbing the peace. They were each fined $5 with costs.

A delightful relief from the McGinty addiction is a comic song just issued
for the profession by Frank TOUSEY, entitled "I'll Paralyze the Man that
Says McGinty!" The author deserves to make his fortune on it.

The case of Anna GAINEY, administratrix of the estate of John GAINEY against
the C.R.I.& P. railroad company was on trial in the district court to-day.
It was a suit for $10,000 damages. It was claimed by the plaintiff that John
GAINEY was killed near Carnsforth, Ia., at the crossing of the Rock Island
and Northwestern roads by falling off the caboose of a freight train while
going out to set the brakes on a beautiful July morning a year ago last
summer. GAINEY was brakeman and had been in the employ of the road in that
capacity for several years. It is GAINEY's sister who brought the suit. The
case was dismissed this afternoon on motino of A.J. HIRSCHL, attorney for
plaintiff, important evidence being lacking.

A Former Resident of Davenport Awaiting the Grand Jury at Emmetsburg

A special from Emmetsburg, Iowa, tells of the arrest at that place of N.H.
MILLER, a photographer, on the charge of bigamy.
It appears that he was formerly married at Beckmantown, New York, February
16, 1878, after which he moved to Davenport, Iowa, and lived with his family
and mother, during which time a little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. MILLER.
>From Davenport, they moved to Des Moines, where they lived for one year,
after which they moved to Rock Island. They then moved to Cherokee, Iowa, in
1884. All this time Mrs. MILLER number one says that he used her well and
provided amply for his family. He employed as an assistant a young lady
named Helen ROSE. An intimacy arose between this woman and MILLER,
terminated in September, 1888, by an elopement.
MILLER produces a certificate of marriage with the woman dated Canton, South
Dakota, October 18, 1889, and a divorce obtained from his first wife in Bent
county, Colorado, October 8, 1889. The case against the couple seems quite
strong and they are bound over to the grand jury. The wronged wife has a
little girl and sympathy is with her.

For sale, cheap, house 9 rooms, water, sewer, and gas. N.W. cor. 13th and

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
4 February 1890

George F. WILSON, who succeeded Thomas B. TWOMBLY as master mechanic of the
Rock Island road, is reorganizing the department under his charge. The
superfluous heads of departments are being dismissed and dispensed with, and
the privileges many enjoyed because of continuous service have been
curtailed. Though no order has been issued, it is now understood that any
man whose intemperate habits cause him to frequent saloons forfeits his
position in the employ of the company. Those who have been known to frequent
such places have been reprimanded and warned not to repeat the offense.

Both Rev. O.P. PETERSON and Rev. Addis ATHRO are seriously ill at their
houses in Moline.

A marriage license was issued today to  Louis August KISTENMACHER and Louisa

Samuel C. BAMMER of Eldridge and Miss Amanda MORGAN of Le Claire were
married last Thursday at the home of the bride.

Yesterday afternoon at the Windsor hotel occurred the marriage of Dr. J.J.
GILFILLAN and Mrs. Lottie ADAIR. Rev. J.B. LITTLE performed the ceremony.

J.J. WALLEN, the contractor who sunk the artesian well at the Kimball House,
is tearing down the derrick there and removing to the bottling works of H.J.
WITT. Mr. WITT thinks he can use a good well to his advantage in his

Some of the sufferers from the painful soreness inflicted by an attack of
influenza are finding relief in the massage treatment. It is pleasant to
take and is about the only thing that will reach the spot.

County Superintendant SUKADORF returned today from a trip into the country
visiting the schools. He states that the roads are in worse conditions now
than he has known them to be for a long time.

Jurors Adolph STEKEL of the Fourth Ward and Phinias CURTIS of Allen's Grove
were unable to appear for duty at court today, the former on account of the
death of his father, and the latter on account of sickness in his family.

This morning at 9 o'clock at St. Marguerite's cathedral occurred the
marriage of John G. HUESHKE and Mary M. SCHMIDT. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. James DAVIS. The young couple will resided in Davenport township.

Miss Jennie WARREN of Hampton While Skating on the River Breaks Through and

A young Hampton lady was drowned in the Mississippi at Hampton near the Iowa
side of the channel Saturday. Her name was Miss Jennie WARREN. She had been
enjoying the skating on an ice pool above the government dam with a party of
young people and had returned to Hampton when it was proposed to cross the
river, and the undertaking was attempted.
A young man whose name was Charles SIKES was skating and pushing a hand sled
upon which Miss WARREN was seated and when the channel was reached, the ice
suddenly creaked and broke and both SIKES and the young lady went into the
river. The current was very swift at that point and in an instant Miss
WARREN was swept under the ice and lost while SIKES and his brother who was
a short distance behind and broke through the ice at the same time, managed
to hold on to the ice and call for help. Their companions were powerless to
help them on account of the nature of the ice, but their cries brought help
from town with ropes and poles and the two boys were rescued after being in
the water 90 minutes.
The catastrophe has cast a gloom over the entire community for the young
lady was a great favorite. She was 17 years of age, and her home was in
Dakota, but she had been residing with her grandparents in Hampton for some
time. Her body has not yet been recovered.

Rheumatism is caused by lactic acid in the blood, which Hood's Sarsaparilla
neutralizes and thus cures rheumatism.
John M. FREY of Moline, until recently a merchant in that place, shot
himself in the head Saturday afternoon, the bullet entering his mouth and
passing into the brain. The revolver was a 35 calibre. FREY is still alive.
His friends declare that the shooting was accidental, not for the purpose of
committing suicide. The shooting occurred at half past 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, but the family and the attending physician kept the matter a
secret until evening. FREY leaves a wife, but no children. He has been a
heavy drinking man for several years. He was a member of the orders of
Druids and Modern Woodmen.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
5 Feb 1890


A marriage license was issued to Jacob H. JANSEN and Wilhelmie A. SIEBKE (or

An inquiry comes from Tipton for a stray boy. he is a feeble-minded youth of
14 years named George BURKETT. He is supposed to have wandered away behind a
wagon. He wore a light coat and vest, a gray and black striped cap, and blue
striped overalls.

The property holders along Harrison street are anxious to have that street
paved. A petition very generally signed by prominent residents along that
street will petition the council to-night for the paving of Harrison street
from Front to Eighth.

It is reported that T.B. TWOMBLY, whose connection as master mechanic of the
Rock Island road was recently severed on account of the South Eaglewood
accident, will succeed George HASKNEY, assistant mechanic of the Chicago,
Santa Fe & California.

A bright looking young fellow who was sailing under the name of G.W.
ALEXANDER, and who claimed to be the son of a rich English nobleman, arrived
in Moline a few days ago penniless. He managed to gain the confidence of
Rev. ALBERT of that city, who obtained for him a situation. ALEXANDER soon
came to the conclusion that he was not getting enough money for the work he
was doing, and upon the recommendation of his reverend friend a position was
secured on a Rock Island paper. The young man succeeded in borrowing various
small sums of money and skipped, and now there are a number of creditors
mourning his absence.

It Holds Its Annual Meeting and Elects Directors. Amoung Subscribed for a
Crematory. The Building to go up.

The regular annual meeting of the Northwestern Crematory society was held in
Turner hall Tuesday afternoon and a large number of members were present.
H.H. ANDRESEN, president.
Treasurer F.T. BLUNCK reported that subscriptions for the crematory building
fund to the amount of $1,250 had been raised in the past three weeks. Now
the total amount raised is $1,500. There is need of swelling the fund yet,
for it is the purpose of the society to build a crematory that will be equal
to that of any other city of the size of Davenport in the west. Accordingly
a committee has been appointed to agitate the matter and solicit
subscriptions for the building fund. The committee is composed of J. SANDER,
P. STELLING, and J.C. BRAUCH. The board of directors will also assist in the
matter of gathering subscriptions.
The vacancy in the board caused by the death of H.T. MOELLER was filled by
the election of J.C. BRAUCH. The other members of the board re-elected are
There is now no question but that the crematory will be built next summer.
The society expects to raise at least $2,000 more before very long, and it
will then begin preparations for building the crematory. The meeting
adjourned to Friday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. when it will hear the report of the
committee on subscription.

Mrs. Dr. F.E. COULTER of Omaha is visiting friends in the city.

Prof. W. H. PRATT is reported again as quite ill. He had not recovered from
his previous sickness of a week.

Miss Hattie IVES is entertaining her friend, Miss Bell RICHARDSON, of
Davenport.-Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Miss Margaret and Rhoda GARDINER of Cedar Rapids, who have been spending the
winter in Davenport, left this morning for St. Paul.

Judge BRANNAN has been quite sick at his home in Muscatine, but is able to
be out of doors again, but not to do any business.

Claudine THEE and Charles SCHICK leave Thursday for New York City, where
they will take the steamer "Lahn" for Europe. They will be absent about two

Dr. H.C. HOERFLE of Rock Island, associated with Dr. PAUL for several years,
has come to Davenport to succeed to the practice of the late Dr. R.F. BAKER.
He comes at the earnest solicitation of Mrs. BAKER and many of Dr. BAKER's
patrons. His office for the present will be at the residence of Mrs. R.F.

Capt. Jarvis WHITE was elected last evening to fill a vacancy on the board
of directors.

W.M. DANNER, formerly state secretary of Iowa, will shortly visit this city
and address the young men on "What I saw in Paris". Mr. DANNER visited the
Paris exposition last summer.

The price of prunes has not been as high as it is now for the past 16 years.
The article that  is imported from Turkey is very scarce, or out of market
altogether, and the California crop is jumping upward in consequence of the
shortage, with some chance of falling before the new crop comes in.
Sardines, also are very firm.

Of anything in our line, call on us first. It will save you money.

A "hard times" party was held last evening at the A.O.H. hall, given by
Misses FINCH, RYAN, McCORMICK and MOTLE, to a company of sixty or seventy of
their friends. The invitations were carved out of brown wrapping paper wit
ha pair of scissors and tied with bits of red rag. The costumes were made to
match. The gentlemen wore trousers that bagged at the knees, caught up to
one gallus with an army buttone, while the ladies shone in large [can't
read] with side pockets and wore anything else that came handy. The supper
at a popular restaurant was the only thing that was not rounded off at the
edges to save expense, and the occasion was highly enjoyed. If business
continues as good as it is a series of these delightful and inexpensive
affairs will be inaugurated.

A Dubuque business man caught a rat in a trap Monday, set it out on the walk
and then got a red hot poker and indulged in the pleasing pastime of poking
the rat through the bars of the narrow cage. The hair was burned off the
animal in spots, and his squeals of agony could be heard for a block.
Several other refined and prominent gentlemen gathered around the trap and
dropped lighted matches through the bars. When the capabilities of this
cheerful amusement were exhausted the tortured rat was turned loose and
battered to death with clubs. The papers of that city pronounce it,
altogether, one of the most enjoyable free shows that has visited the town.

The Herald of Quincy, Ill. loudly clamors for a police matron and thus
compliments our own:
"At Davenport, Ia., Miss DAVIS, the police matron there, has accomplished
many reforms in this way. The city has furnished her with a building which
uses as her house of correction, and in which many Davenport girls, who were
in the habit of flirting upon the streets and keeping bad company, have
spent short terms and been given time to meditate and repent."

Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by
Dr. Miles Nervine. Samples free at E.S. BALLORD & Cos.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
6 Feb 1890

Senator P.B. WOLFE and Messrs. PASCAL and ARMENTROUT of DeWitt are in the

Mrs. Carl THODE, Mrs. John HEINZ and Miss R. HEINZ have returned home from a
10-days visit to Chicago.

Judge STEWART was able to come down to his office again to day after an
enforced absence of considerable duration, due to the influenza.

Prof. W.H. PRATT refutes the report that he is ill, in a very ablebodied
manner, his name was confused in the minds of some of his friends with that
of Dr. PARRY, but he is in a fair state of health not withstanding.

Watson H. MARKS, shipping clerk at VAN PATTEN & MARKS, is reported to be
lying very ill at his home at 222 East 10th Street. He was taken down with
the grippe a couple of weeks ago.

Geo. W. ALTER was made happy today by receiving a pension for which he had
applied years ago.

The business men of Rock Island are working for the removal of the works of
the Milan Canning company to that city.

The Lucullus club gave an auction party at the home of Miss Gertrude NICKELS
last evening. H.C. FULTON filled the role of auctioneer.

The Muscatine Journal complains that the dissolute women who have been
raided out of this city have taken refuge there. The same course is open to

The appeal case of Albert STEUHMER for resisting an officer was tried in
court this forenoon and STEUHMER was found guilty. In the lower court he was
fined $15 with costs.

The jury in the case of Charles GAY were out all night until 10 o'clock this
forenoon and were unable to agree upon a verdict. Judge WATERMAN discharged
them. GAY's case will be re-tried next week.

It is reported that the driving park club will be revived this spring and
that the race course at Central Park will be used for driving purposes more
than it has been in any season heretofore.

For the past three days the mules have been retired from the operation of
the Central Park stub of the electric line, and the trolly wire has been put
in use. The driver on that line, as well as the passengers, appreciate the
Ladies clean your kid gloves with the Mother Glove Cleaner. For sale only by
J.H.C. PETERSEN's & Sons.
Richard S. QUINN died at the home of his daughter in this city, corner of
Seventh and Iowa streets, this morning at 2 o'clock. He had been in poor
health for some time and was confined to his room by general debility for
two months. The deceased was born in Dublin in 1811 and in coming to this
country he first settled at Troy, N.Y. He came to Davenport in 1855 and has
since been a well known citizen and business man. He was at one time
alderman from the Fifth ward and for 10 years and more has been an assistant
to Sheriff LEONARD. He leaves a widow and two children-Thomas QUINN and Mrs.
P.J. McBRIDE. There are few men in Scott County who have a wider
acquaintance than that possessed by Richard S. QUINN. The funeral will be
held from St. Marguerite's cathedral Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

A Little Excursion Rudely Interruped at This Place

A telegram came to the police headquarters last night asking the arrest of
John BEATTIE and Mrs. H. La FOUNTAIN of Kansas City, passengers on the train
from that point which reached here at 4:20 this morning. A description of
the parties was given, and Oscar MARTENS invaded the chair car and found his
game. They were somewhat surprised, and not at all agreeably. They went to
the station whre BEATTIE was given a cell in the lock-up and the woman was
lodged in the house of detention.
This morning the woman talked quite freely when questioned and told the
story of her departure. She is rather above the medium size, has blue eyes,
beautiful blond hair, exquisitely moulded hands and arms, and a rather
agreeable face. She is 24 years of age. About five years ago she was married
to H. La FOUNTAIN, and they have two children aged two and four years. One
of her parenst was born in America, the other in Germany. Her husband is of
French nativity, while her soul's affinity, John BEATTIE, is an Irishman.
Mrs. La FOUNTAIN says that her husband drank and was unkind to her about
home. He was an employing blacksmith, and working for him and boarding at
his home wsa Mr. BEATTIE. As it chanced BEATTIE felt badly to see Mrs.
LaFOUNTAIN ill used by her liege, and openly expressed his sympathy to her.
She was glad to find a friend, and found solace in his condolences more and
more frequently, until at last they both found that life was a great barren
waste of grief unless they could live it out together, and so they eloped.
They bought tickets yesterday morning for Allanford, Ontario, adn made a
straight shoot for the place resorting to no artifice of any sort to throw
the pursuit from the scent. Telegrams were sent out to different points,
their departure over the Rock Island and their destination was learned and
one of them was sent to Davenport. The arrest was the result.
BEATTIE has been giving himself little uneasiness today, but the woman feels
badly, shows it, and says she is not especially rejoiced at teh prospect of
meeting her husband. She left her chldren behind her and would be glad to
see them, but all regard for her husband, who is greatly her senior, is dead
and she is infatuated with BEATTIE, who is a younger, a more congenial, and
presumably a handsomer man. BEATTIE is equally in love with her.
La FOUNTAIN is expected to come and claim his recreant spouse.

C.H. KENT has sold the vacant lot on Perry street near 9th street. 48 feet
for $1300 cash. The purchaser will build a fine residence early in the

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
7 Feb 1890 [Note: newspaper date was marked 6 Feb 1890, but it was actually
7 Feb]


Rt. Rev. Dr. WALKER, bishop of North Dakota, will spend Sunday next in
Davenport, preaching in the Cathedral in the morning and visiting Saint
Katharine's for the 5 o'clock service in the afternoon.
The bishop's "Cathedral on Wheels" is now being built by the Pullman company
at Chicago, friends in the cast having provided the cost of this useful
adjunct to the bishop's work. This car is a novelty in ecclesiastical
labors, and it will be found to be a very useful article. It will greatly
simplify and assist the bishop in his work throughout the diocese.

Crosby's. A choice family flour $1.00 per sack at E.D. McCAFFREY's
Death has fallen with a heavy hand upn the hme of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HASS.
For 10 days Mr. HASS had been kept away from the Scott County Saving's bank
by his own illness, the influenza. Then, as he was recovering came the death
Thursday evening of an only daughter, Milla, in her sixth year. The disease
was that dreaded and cruel one diphtheria. The little one was the idol of
the home, bright and beautiful, and her taking away leaves desolatoin for
the afflicted parents. Owing to the dangerous nature of the disease the
funeral will be private.

Henrietta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman ADRESSEN, died at half past 8
o'clock this morning of pneumonia, aged 15 years. She was a lovely young
girl, and her death plunges the family into inexpressible grief. The funeral
will be held Sunday at 3 o'clock from the family residence, 136 Bridge

At the Vermont street M.E. church yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the
presence of a number of invited guests, occurred the marriage of Mr. John H.
BROWN of Davenport, Ia. to Miss Fanny M. ANDERSON of this city, the Rev.
A.C. BYERLY performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Maj.
.......[can't read line] popular among a large circle of friends. The groom
is best known at his home in Davenport, and is highly spoken of by his
friends and associates. Mr. and Mrs. BROWN left on the Wabash train for
Springfield, and after a short wedding tour will be at home in Davenport,
whither they will be attended by the best wishes of a large circle of
friends.-Quincy Whig Feb 6

The Paxton Theatre Co. will hold the boards at the Burtis opera house all
next week presenting a reportoire of new plays at popular prices. On Monday
evening will be presented the beautiful melodrama, Passions Slave, Miss
Bessie LEE appearing as Patti Too Good, Mr. Wm. LEE as Major Shortsleeves,
supported by an excellent cast of actors and actresses. Admission 10,20 and

Sheriff LEONARD is reported as a very sick man with the influenza.

Marriage licenses were issued this afternoon to:
John ROHLF and Matilda MILLER

Newton FLUKE, who has been laid up with rheumatic fever at his home on
Jersey Ridge for the past six months, was in town today -the second time he
has been out since last September.

Officer McMANUS has regained his health sufficiently to resume his beat and
Officer GRAPENGETER is improving though still a long way from good health

Last night Dr. PARRY was expected to die at almost any moment. To-day he is
better and stronger, apparently as well as he has several days ago when
things were looking better with him. He is feeling more cheerful than he was
last week.

The case of EMMERT & Co. against CONNELLY was concluded in the district
court this afternoon. A part of the afternoon was devoted to arguing a
motion to take the case from the jury. The suit is to recover the sum of

Capt. Thos PEEL of Burlington, a well known pilot and brother of Capt.
Vincent PEEL who went down with the wreck of the Everet last April, has
taken command of the ferry boat at that place and quit channel steamboating.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
10 Feb 1890

Jos. GILDEA, whose escapades have made him famous, went home again Sunday in
a hypnotic state, and began raising a dust with the family. A frantic
telephone message from his wife resulted in his arrest. This morning, as on
repeated former occasions, the woman did not care to prosecute and did not
want to testify. The officers and magistrate had grown weary of this
performance and seh was given her choice, either to testify or become a
defendant in a disturbance case herself. She took the first horn of the
dilemma, and her evidence had such weight that Joe was assessed $30 and
costs. He won't pay it and will be a stranger to his family for a time.

About 2 o'clock this morning Walter FREEMAN, agent of the C.B. & Q., at this
point, was awakened at his home in Rock Island by a racket in front of the
house which ......[can't read line] resembled the remonstrances of a lassoed
steer in the act of being branded in a Colorado corral. He put on some
clothes and investigated. He found a horse and buggy between telegraph pole
and the fence in a general state of chaos. The buggy was all right but the
horse and the harness were both on the ground and hopelessly entangled.
They were released after some labor and the outfit was led around to the
police station. There Mr. FREEMAN learned that it belonged to A.F. CUTTER of
this city. Mr. CUTTER had been visiting at the home of Mr. BOYNTON, a
relative, and while there the horse got loose and ran away, and eventually
became acquainted with grief. Mr. CUTTER has recovered his property a little
disfigured but capable of repairs.

Officer GARRISON found C.L. BARNARD, the forger, at the Windsor house in
Davenport yesterday morning. The fellow had registered as A.W. BRITZ of
Chicago. He was arraigned before the police judge on two charges of forgery
and bound over in the sum of $1,000 to await the action of the grand jury.
In default of bail he was committed to jail. The forger had only 60 cents
left when searched, but in his valise he carried a fine pair of shoes,
cuffs, and album and a ladies' toilet set. A portion of these articles were
wrapped in paper with the names of Ottumwa merchants printed on it and thsi
would lead to the reference that he very probably obtained the packages in
the same dishonest way in which he obtained the silk umbrella at BORGER &

Messrs. Wm. and Geo. AHRENS, of Lodge Pole, Nebraska, formerly residents of
Davenport, have remembered the Academy of Sciences in a happy manner that
seems to be natural with them. This morning were received the melancholy
remains of a large lynx, two prairie dogs, and antelope and a snowy owl.
They all fell before the unerring aim of their rifles. They will be prepared
in some suitable manner and filed away for future reference. They are fine
additions to the specimens now at the academy.

There is comfort for the man with a prematurely gray beard in Buckingham's
Dye, because it never fails to color an even brown or black as may be
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. W.H. Fischer, Le Sueur, Minn. says: "I find it very serviceable in
nervous debility, sexual weakness, brain fag, excessive use of tobacco, as a
drink in fevers and in some urinary troubles. It is a grand good rememdy in
all cases where I have used it."

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
11 Feb 1890

The case of Cahrles GIBSON for burglary is on trial in the district court.
The case was begun this mroning and will probably be given to the jury this

To-morrow the case of Chares GAY, who assaulted ADELMAN of Moline, will come
up for trial again. The first trial resulted in a disagreement of the jury.
The case will not occupy more than a day.

On Thursday or Friday the case of BRADFORD who shot at DELANEY a few years
ago, will come up for hearing. BRADFORD will be indicted to-morrow and be
arraigned in the charge. It is said that he will plead not guilty.

The will of the late Peter PRIESE was probated this afternoon. There was
very little other business that occupied the attention of the courts.

Marriage licenses were issued to-day to:

Katie CLEVELAND was up before Justice KAUFMANN for breaking windows. She was
held to the grand jury in the sum of $200.

About noon to-day a quantity of goods were stolen from WILEY's and LILLIS'
groceries by a little 6 year old girl. They were afterward recovered and the
child released with a spanking.

Last evening Mr. and Mrs. William ARMIL were given a surprise party at their
home on Locust street. The gentlemen of the Fourteenth street Methodist
church managed the affair, and they did it well, too.

At St. Katherine's hall to-morrrow evening a piano recital will be given by
Mrs. TUNNELL, Miss WHIPPLE, and Miss BRILL, to begin at half past seven
o'clock. A very agreeable program is in store for those in attendance.

A mad dog has been biting dogs, cattle and other stock over about Hillsdale,
Ill., fortunately meeting its death at the hands of A.J. PARKER who shot it
from the window of his house. A steer that was bitten by it was killed

Report of the Committee of Teachers, A Detailed Statement of All Funds
Received and Disbursed for School Purposes.
Regular Meeting Feb. 10, 1890

Mr. BILLS was appointed president pro tem.
A committee of Aug. WENTZ Post G.A.R., being present stated that Briscoe's
panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg will be on exhibition in this city on
Monday, Feb. 17 and requested that the school board permit the schools to be
dismissed part of that afternoon to attend the matinee. On motion granted.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
Application of Miss Ellen E. BISHOP for the position of teacher of French in
the High school, presented. Referred to the committee on teachers.
An application of Thomas E. HODGE for position of janitor at No. 1 was
referred to the committee on janitors.
Bill of Prangs' Educational for $2.49 was referred to the superintendent to
The committee on teachers presented the following report, which was on
motion adopted.
To the Hon. Board of Directors of the Independent School District City of
Your committee on Teachers and Text Books makes the following
The transfer of Miss Allie CROUL from H. Room No. 4 to Second Grammar Room,
No. 8 to take the place of Miss Maggie BLAIR, resigned.
The transfer of Miss Anna MITTELBUSCHER from F. Room No. 8 to Miss CROUL's
Room in No. 4
The transfer of Miss Norman ALLEN from the position of temporary assistant
in the Training School to Miss MITTELBUSCHER's Room in No. 8
The appointment of Miss Kate HOOPER to C Room No. 2 in place of Miss KIDDER
The appointment of Miss Mary RAVENHILL to F Room No. 5 to take the place of
Miss PECK deceased.
The appointment of Miss Emily LEISNER to take the place of Ed. J.
MITTELBUSCHER in the Evening School at No. 5
Also the adoption of the Montgomery's History of France for use in the High
John C. BILLS.

The committee on janitors commended the appointment of Mr. T.D. BORGUS as
janitor at School No. 4. On motion adopted.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
13 Feb 1890

James P. DONAHUE is enjoying the balmy breezes of early springtime at
Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. G.N. BLACK entertained a company of her lady friends at her home on
Fourteenth street this afternoon.
Miss Daisy ODEN is at Newton, Ia. the guest at a double wedding in which
intimate friends are deeply interested.
Geo. A. SMITH of Keosaqua, Ia., postoffice inspector of the free delivery
system, is in the city.
Mrs. Ed. CUNNINGHAM of St. Paul, Minn., arrived yesterday morning to visit
friends for a few weeks.
Banana sale tomorrow at M.J. EAGLES'.
Architect J.W. ROSS has removed his office to the McCULLOUGH building-Third
Finest Oolong tea in the city at KERKER'S.
The Rock Island & Peoria Railroad will place on sale round trip tickets to
New Orleans, La., from Feb. 12th to 16th inclusive, good returning until
March 8th, 1890. Fare for the round trip $25.00. W.S. BROWN, agt.
100 Dozen
Muslin underwear consisting of white skirts, nightdresses, corsetcovers,
drawers, chemise, etc. at 50 cents.
The above goods are worth from 65 to 95 cents and would be cheap at those
Business has begun with Census Commissoner W.K. WHITE. On the first day of
the week came 23 sacks filled with printed matter to him and ever since he
has been engaged in rearranging the packages and sending them out to his 25
abstractors throughout the state. The work has been keeping him busy and
still his office looks as though it might be a nook in the department of the
public printer. The stuff is stacked up there till he can't see over it.
There are some duties connected with the collection of census.....[can't
read rest]
Bananas by the bunch or dozen at M.J. EAGLES'.
Snow Flake flour at GLASPELL's.
A horse attached to a side bar buggy owned by a Mr. SMITH, of Davenport, was
frightened at a cake of ice on Moline avenue Wednesday afternoon. The sudden
dash of the animal to one side upset the vehicle and two of its wheels were
broken off near the axle. The cake of ice was dropped from one of the wagons
hauling ice from Moline to E.P. REYNOLDS Wednesday. The practice of leaving
large cakes of ice in the street when they get displaced from a wagon is a
very dangerous one, especially after dark, and has caused a number of
runaways and upsets this season.-Argus.
For bargains in carpets see my ad on inside page of this paper. W.S.
Manager MANN, of the Burtis, cancelled the contract with the Paxton dramatic
company with last evening's performance. He found the attraction not quite
up to grade and terminated the engagement very quietly.

Peter MOYLE had a narrow escape from demolition at the Perry street crossing
this forenoon. His horse ran against the southwest arm of the pneumatic gate
and broke it off and the switch engine for which it had been lowered was
stopped just in time to give him the right of way.

A colored lady aged 119 years arrived in Moline yesterday to visit her son
Rev. Wm. WILLIAMS of the African Methodist church of that city. She is from
Yellow Springs, Ark.

The sympathy of the friends of Rev. R.W. COATES go out to him in his hour of
bereavement. He is at Davenport where his mother died a few days ago and his
father is not expected to survive much longer. -Cedar Rapids Gazette.

The jury in the case of Charles GIBSON for burglary brought in a verdict
yesterday afternoon, after being out seven hours, finding GIBSON guilty. For
four hours the jury stood 2 to 10 for conviction. GIBSON will, of course, go
over the road.

Walter CHAMBERS left last night for Omaha in response to a telegram
announcing the sad news that his father, Col. CHAMBERS, had died at his home
in Omaha at 5 o'clock. Col. CHAMBERS was inspector of horses in Davenport
during the war and was in the government service most of the time since
then. He is well known in this city.

The will of the late Thomas McCONNELL of Le Claire township was filed for
probate with Clerk BIRCHARD yesterday afternoon. He bequeaths an 80-acre
farm to his youngest son James E. McCONNELL, his wife Caroline to receive
all the profits from it so long as she remains unmarried. To his daughter,
Mary B. McCONNELL and his sons Samuel and Thomas J., he bequeaths each $500.
To his daughter Nettie McCONNELL he bequeaths $600. These sums to be paid at
the death of their mother. It is a will without witnesses. Robert K. WHITE
is appointed executor.

Dr. J.P. CRAWFORD pleasantly entertained about 25 members of the medical
profession at his home on Fifteenth street and Grand avenue last evening.
Physicians, all members of the regular profession, were present from Moline
and Rock Island and this city, and a very delightful evening was enjoyed.
The forpart of the evening was spent in a social way, after which the
prevailing epidemic, influenza, was discussed. The views of the different
doctors on the subject were very interesting. Probably no gathering of the
kind, not excepting any meeting of the Illinois and Iowa district medical
society that has been held here in the past two years has discussed a
subject that pertains to the public health with such interest and
enthusiasm. Refreshments prepared by Mrs. CRAWFORD were served during the
evening and the occasion was a happy one indeed.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
14 Feb 1890

E. Hugo SCHMIDT returned from the east last evening, where he had been on a
business trip.
Miss Allie and Dottie BAIRD have returned to Chicago after a brief visit
with their parents in this city.
Mrs. Ed HART of Chicago is visiting her sister, Mrs. W.H. WILSON, for a few
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. JONES, who have been visiting their son, Train Dispatcher
Fred M. JONES this past week, left for home, Morris, Ill. today.
Ed. W. CONNOR of Burlington spent the day in the city. He is the best known
and best natured man in the insurance business in all of Iowa.
Mrs. Chas E. PUTNAM and daughter are now in Venice, where they are, at this
time, enjoying the spectacle of the carnival. Their European tour is proving
exceedingly pleasant.
Harry T. WADSWORTH will leave tomorrow evening for Aiken, South Carolina, in
the pursuit of health and happiness. He will visit St. Louis and other
places en route, and will probably be gone quite a while.

Messrs. ALLEN & SWINEY have been granted another franchise in Dubuque for
the extension of their line.
John N. VAN PATTEN is still mending but has not yet been able to think of
venturing out of doors. He is making haste slowly toward recovery.
All the Des Moines papers speak in terms of warm praise of the late S.D.
WELLING, who met his death on the rail here this week. He was popular and
much esteemed among his associates.
Prof ANDERSON will deliver his lecture, "Chaucer and His Times," at Library
Hall tonight. This is the first of a series of ten lectures that will be
delivered in this city. It will be an intellectual treat for all who attend.
Michael KANE, for many years an employee at the arsenal and later engaged at
the Bettendorf Metal Wheel company's works, has removed to Milwaukee, having
received a very agreeable position there.
Quite a number of new cases of the influenza have appeared within the past
few days, and several people who have been felicitating themselves upon
their escape from the disease are now fast in its clutches.
Capt. J.H. S. COLEMAN, who has been laid up with the grip for the past five
weeks is improving rapidly. He was able to sit up yesterday and will
probably be out next week. The captain, his wife and four children were all
taken with the contagion at the same time.

Judge WATERICAN discharged the petit jury for this term this forenoon as
BRADFORD, the Joliet ex-convict, was granted a continuance of his case to
the next term. It is not known when the court will adjourn. Judge WATERICAN
remains here until April and will keep court open for a while yet to try
equity case.
The case of Charles GAY was concluded at 10 o'clock this forenoon and given
to the jury. At noon no agreement had been reached, the jury being equally
divided as to acquittal and conviction. It is believed that the jury will
not be able to agree.

A a special ordination held at the cathedral this morning, Bishop PERRY
admitted to the diaconate Mr. Nassau Sommerville STEPHENS, a member of the
senior class of Nashotah Theological school.
The candidate was presented by Dean HALE and the Rev. Prof WALCOTT of Kemper
Hall. The sermon was preached by the Bishop.
Mr. STEPHENS is a son of the late rector of the church at Sibley, Iowa; the
Rev. Nassau William STEPHENS, who gave up a position as colonel in the
British forces to take Holy Orders, and who is now a priest in the diocese
of Albany. Mr. STEPHENS had three uncles in Holy Orders, all, with his
father and himself, ordained in Iowa and by Bishop PERRY. The Rev. Mr.
STEPHENS  returns to Nashotah to complete his course with his class and on
receiving his degree of "D.D." will proceed to take a post graduate course
at the ....[can't read] seminary in the city of New York.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
15 Feb 1890

Suddenly Passes Away at His Home in Rock Island

Last evening shortly after 6 o'clock occurred the sudden death in Rock
Island of John F. JOHNSON, one of the early pioneers of this vicinity. Mr.
JOHNSON arose early yesterday morning and was apparently in his usual
health. He went out in the afternoon and upon his return home complained of
not feeling very well. About 5 o'clock he was taken violently ill with
congestion of the lungs, from which he died.

Mr. JOHNSON was well known in both Davenport and Rock Island. Hw was a
native of Yorkshire, Eng. and was born in 1817. He came to this country in
the early 50's coming direct to Davenport where he settled. There was quite
an English settlement here at that time, and many from in and about the
locality where Mr. JOHNSON was born and reared. He remained here for a while
then removed to Wilton where he lived several years and where he accumulated
considerable property. He was the owner of a few farms near Wilton and other
real estate. He returned to Davenport in 1862 or '63, remained here a few
years, after which he took up his abode in Rock Island, where he has lived
continuously since.

He was united in marriage with Mrs. Ben DRIFFILL of this city, also a native
of Yorkshire, England, in 18??. She survives him and the following children
and step-children-Walter JOHNSON, editor and publisher of the Rock Island
Union; H.P. JOHNSON, of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Geo. KENDALL of Clinton, Ia.;
Mrs. H.S. GLEIM of Shafter, Tex.; Will R. JOHNSON of Rock Island, Fred
DRIFFILL of Rock Falls, Ill.; Mrs. Joe EDDY of Boone, Ia., and L.W. DRIFFIL
of this city.
Mr. JOHNSON was highly respected by all who knew him and this news of his
sudden death will be heard with regret by those who had the pleasure of this
acquaintance, and especially by the early settlers both here and in Rock
Island county. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the family residence on Seventh avenue and Twenty-ninth street, Rock Island.

Warren SULLIVAN, a young man who formerly lived in Moline, died recently at
Council Bluffs.

Wm. CROSIN, the farrier, has removed to Rock Island from this city, having
found a good place with V. DAUBER.

The COLLINS Gun Company of Omaha offers a reward of $100 for the men who
took 24 high grade revolvers from their store a little while ago.

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to:
Johann H. FLOOD and Emma CARLIN
Henry FINCK and Bertha MOOR.

Mrs. Agnes McLACHLIN, formerly of Rock Island, died at Aspen, Col., a few
days ago, and her remains were brought back to the old home Friday for

The ladies of LeClaire held a meeting the other day and passed resolutions
roundly supporting Mrs. J. Ellen FOSTER in her advocacy of a non-partisan
attitute for the W.C.T.U.

The news of the verdict in the case of Charles GAY who assaulted Geo. F.
ADELMAN of Moline was received with delight by the friends of the latter
gentleman in the plow city.

Farmer PUCK of Sheridan township was taken down with the grippe about two
weeks ago and it developed into pneumonia, from which he died Thursday. He
was 30 years of age and leaves a family.

Dr. LATHROP, of Lyons, was buried Friday, but the history of the 4th Iowa
cavalry, a work on which he has been engaged for some time, is completed and
the regiment will proceed to publish it.

In Clinton Thursday, Judge HOWAT sentenced Joseph KELLY to four years at
hard labor at Anamosa for kidnapping a little girl at DeWitt last fall.
KELLY belonged to a minstrel troupe that appeared in this city last season.

The John EARHART farm in Pleasant Valley was offered at public sale at the
court house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, but the highest bid received
was only $40 per acre. The referees adjourned the sale for two weeks. The
farm contains 80 acres and is one of the best in Pleasant Valley.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
17 Feb 1890

Nathaniel Leonard
He Passed Away at His Home this Afternoon

About half past 8 o'clock this afternoon, at his home, occurred the death of
Nat LEONARD, sheriff of Scott county.
Mr. LEONARD was taken sick three weeks ago or more, and from the first his
case assumed a dangerous aspect, but good care and constant attention were
given him and the occasional rallies that he made encouraged his friends to
hope he would recover. The hope was in vain. He sank again and for the last
time, and at the hour named he breathed his last.
Nathaniel LEONARD was born in this city March 21, 1843. He was third son of
a family of eleven children. He was a bright lad, but fond of adventure, and
after attending school here till his 18th year he went to the Rocky
mountains and engated in prospecting and mining. In 1868 he returned to
Davenport and it was his home ever afterward. He was engaged in the
manufacture of brick here until 1873 when he was appointed deputy sheriff
under his father, the late Harvey LEONARD. He held the position till 1881,
when he succeeded his father as sheriff, an office that he retained until
his death. He was married to Mrs. Mary E. ALBRECHTof Louisa county in 1871.
Three children are left to mourn him.
Mr. Leonard was popular and as much respected and esteemed as was his
father. He inherited many of the good qualities of that parent and possessed
many friends among all classes. In his death he is lamented by all who knew
him, and the sorrow at his grave will be genuine.

Funeral of George Frank
This morning at 8 o'clock the remains of George FRANK, the 15 year old son
of Mrs. A. FRANK, arrived here over the C.B. & Q. for burial. He died at the
home for the feeble minded at Glenwood, Ia. When he was about two years old
he was sitting by the stove and the fire flashed out of it and frightened
him so that his mind became partially disarranged. When he was about six
years old he was taken to the home for the feeble minded and there he died
Saturday. The funeral occurred at 10 o'clock this forenoon and was largely
attended. Rev. I. FALL of the Jewish Synagogue officiated. The interment was
in the Jewish burying ground in Pine Hill cemetery.

A Mother and Her Children Basely Deserted-The Mother Dies and Christian
Charity Finds a Home for Her Little Ones.

Overseer Able tells a story of a poor woman who recently died in this city
which is pitiful in the extreme.
The woman's name was Lena SUND. She was married in this city a number of
years ago, and had five children, the oldest of whom is 10 years and the
youngest two.
A little over two years ago, while she was confined to her bed, her husband
deserted her and went to Joliet, where he obtained a job at the cooper's
trade. The mother soon became in want, and applied to the overseer for
assistance. He aided her from time to time, and frequently wrote to SUND in
Joliet, but no answer from him ever came, not even when his wife was taken
down with consumption and her death in a short while was certain.
The woman and her little ones were charges of the county for two years. She
died a few days ago at 1524 west Fifth street, and was buried at the expense
of the county, and now the little ones must be cared for.
The overseer wrote to the treacherous and inhuman father to see if he could
not get him to care for them. SUND received the letters but neglected to
answer any of them.
On Sunday Rev. GRIEFF of the German Lutheran Church delivered a sermon in
which he took occasion to refer to the sad fate of this poor woman and her
children. His appeal in behalf of the little ones, who were worse than
orphaned, touched his congregation and they resolved then and there to do
something in the way of caring for them. Several of the members announced
their willingness to furnish homes for them, and they did. Thus strangers
provide the shelter and support which it should be the part of the father to
Unfeeling, indeed, must be the parent who would willfully abandon his
children as these children were abandoned.

Mrs. J.R. GRAHAM, Jr., of Joliet, Ill., is visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Hattie IVES of Cedar Rapids is in the city.
W.S. McCAUL, city editor of the Dubuque Herald, spent Sunday in the city.

The Spot Where the Sir Knights of Iowa will Tent this Summer
At the annual conclave of the Grand Commandery of Iowa Knights Templars held
here last Fall, a committee was appointed upon the matter of the grounds on
Templar Point, Spirit Lake. This committee, comprising Sir Knights W.F
CLEVELAND of Harlan C.W. EATON of Cedar Rapids, James A. GUEST of Burlington
and W.F. FIDLAR of Davenport, will meet at Cedar Rapids Saturday and talk
over the matter of placing that delightful spot in order for the reunion and
encampment to be held there Aug. 19, 1890. The grounds will be cleaned of
undergrowth, stones and rubbish and placed in ship shape by the Templars and
at the date named they and their families will take their tents and camp
kettles and mosquito bars and go out and wander in the wilderness for a
space of a few days. The B.C.R. & N road has already proposed to erect a
wharf for the convenience of the little steamer on the lake, and to furnish
a large tent to be used as a tabernacle by the Knights during their stay, in
lieu of a permanent building. The latter will come after a time. Templar
Point will be a lovely spot for a camp when the committee has completed work
upon it.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
19 Feb 1890

The petitions already in circulation asking for the appointment of Harvey
JONES as successor of the late Sheriff LEONARD are finding general favor.
Certainly no man knows the business of  the sheriff's office so well today
as Mr. JONES who has been the trusted deputy for years. Politically he
reflects the views held by his superior officer, by whom he was trusted in
all business affairs. He will take up the business of the office and carry
it on to the satisfaction of the people of Scott county.

M.W. OWENS, a photographer of Muscatine, is removing to Davenport, and will
engage in that business here.

Miss Rena GALLOWAY returned yesterday from Newton, where she had been
attending a double wedding.

Mrs. J.C. WILSON left yesterday morning for Indianapolis to visit her sister
, Mrs. W.A. McCULLOCH.

Mr. and Mrs. T.W. HOYT and daughter of Red Wing, Minn., arrived yesterday
and are guests at the Kimball.

Mrs. F.F. DOWNS has returned from Mason City, Ia., where she has been
visiting her parents.

A telegram this morning states that John SOLLER has landed in New York well
and hearty and will be home in about a week.

Mrs. E.S. WILSEY left last evening for St. Paul, summoned by a telegram to
the bedside of her son, Fred WILSEY, who is dangerously ill, having suffered
a relapse of the influenza. Mr. WILSEY is in the employ of the Northern
Pacific road, but was a resident of Davenport until a short time ago, and is
remembered here by a large number of friends.

Our old friend, Robert SICKELS, formerly an active member of the firm
SICKELS, PRESTON & Co. and still with the firm of SICKELS, PRESTON &
NUTTING, is now in active business in New York. The style of his firm is
SICKELS, SWEET & LYON, 35 Barclay street and 10 Park Place. The new
co-partnership was formed Feb. 7.
Mr. SICKELS still retains hsi residence here, but how long he may do so is
not known. The new business alliance he has formed is extremely advantageous
and an undoubtedly good move, but we all regret any change that takes Robert
SICKEL's and his activities away from Davenport.

The oyser men have been suffering commercial paralysis all winter long but
now that Lent has fairly set in they hope that business will improve with

The artesian well at WITT's betting works is now between 50 and 60 feet deep
and working in the same lime rock that is found at the surface all over this

Marriage licenses were issued today to:
Rodger S SCOTT and Katie R. ELLIS
Adolph E. OTTO and Matilda HEIN ?
Gustav W. SCHULTZ and Amelia MILLER
Theo J.MEYER and Bertha OSWALD

All the Davenport ice dealers are at Charles City, where there is some show
of an ice cut still. Henry FRAHM and MENGLE Bros. will probably go there
tomorrow. J.P. VAN TUYL expects nine carloads of 20-inch ice tonight.

Dr. PARRY still lingers, but he clings to life only by a slender thread and
his friends and attendants are prepared to expect at almost any time that he
will pass away from them.

Rev. F.S.B. LAMB, pastor of the Unitarian church of Moline, will preach his
farewell sermon next Sunday. He says he does not consider himself adapted to
the field.

Thomas ALLEN of Port Byron, the young man who cut so prominent a figure of
late in the school house scandal of that place, has been tried and fined $25
and costs under the statute.

Prof H.G. SEDGWICK of this city preached at the First M.E. church of Moline
last Sunday and will fill the same pulpit again on the coming Sabbath.

The office and editorial rooms of Der Demokrat are being freshly papered and
otherwise improved. The genius of Herr DONALD and Dr. RICHTER will
henceforth have additional inducements to scintillate.

Marriage of Charles H. GESSNER and Miss Annie BREMER.

The marriage is announced of Charles R. GESSNER and Miss Annie BREMER,
daughter of Henry BREMER, the well known west Davenport cooper. The marriage
took place at the residence of Rev. Willis H. BARRIS, D.D., southeast corner
of Main and Twelfth street, the ceremony being performed by the clergyman.
The groom is a ball player by profession and was last year the clever second
baseman of the Davenport team of the Interstate league. He was popular as a
player and won the distinction of being the best second baseman in the
league. Aside from that he is a gentleman of culture, energy and ability.
The bride was reared and educated in this city, and is a most charming young
lady. Mr.GESSNER has not yet determined to retire from the diamond, but
whether he remains in the profession or not, it is very probable Davenport
will henceforth be his home. The happy couple have the congratulations of
scores of friends. Mr. and Mrs. GESSNER will for the present reside at 1306
west Third street.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
21 Feb 1890

Congressman Lacey's Views Upon the Gun Foundry Project
The following letter is of interest to Davenporters just now:

House of Representatives, U.S., Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 1890, Henry
DENISON, Davenport, Ia.: My dear sir: Your letter and the resolutions of the
Davenport Business Men's Association in regard to manufacturing of ordnance
at Rock Island arsenal are at hand.
Whilst the freight on such guns to the places of use on the coasts would be
an item of consideration I think it would be offset by the fact that the
same plant would include the manufacture of small arms, and combine under
one supervision the different classes of arms and munitions. The absolute
safety of such a factory in the centre of a loyal and growing population is
an improtant consideration; and if need be water transportation can be had
to all our coasts by a single transhipment.
I feel sure that the whole Iowa delegation will favor this choice of
location. Yours truly, John F. LACEY.

Davenport Contributions
The good people of Davenport have contributed two barrels and five large
boxes of clothing to the poor of South Dakota, beside $15 in cash. The goods
and the money have been forwarded by Prof. W.H. PRATT, with whom they were
left to the Ladies' Aid society of Ipswich, Edmunds county, and will supply
a sad want when they are meted out to the sufferers.
The freight trains bring contributions but three days out of each week. Upon
those days the sufferers throng about the rooms of the society by scores,
awaiting the distribution of the goods. Issues are made only to persons who
carry orders furnished to them by the investigating committee, whose
business it is to look up all cases of distribution.
Much additional stuff is needed. Clothing, shoes, flour, grain of all kinds
and similar goods are the principal necessities. Contributions of cash, when
people feel disposed to give it, are welcome.

An election will be held March 10 for the purpose of choosing two members of
the city school board to succeed Hon. Jno. C. BILLS and H.H. ANDRESSEN,
whose terms of office expire.
Messrs. BACSTER and KOY are contesting for the supremacy of the Forester Gun
club at inanimate targets at the grounds of the association this afternoon.
There is little doubt that Harvey JONES will be appointed by the board of
supervisors to succeed Dr. McCORTNEY as sheriff. Such an appointment would
be fully satisfactory to the public.
A portion of the Thomas COOK estate in Winfield township is to be sold at
public auction at the court house on the afternoon of March 22. The property
consists of 100 acres of pasture and timberland.
Joshua G. HUTCHINS of Dupont, Luzerne county, Pa., wants to find Mr. and
Mrs. George DEVALL; his half sister and her husband, or any of their
children. Mrs. DEVALL's maiden name was Mary Ann LUTZ.
A little girl arrived at the home of H.C. WOOD, 326 West Twelfth street,
this morning at 6 o'clock , and at once made application for a life
scholarship in one of the colleges and asked to have board and clothes
thrown in. She has been named Julia. The mother is doing well.

The work on the new raft boat, J.W. VanSant, being built at LeClaire for the
VanSANT & M???? Transportation company, is progressing rapidly. The cabin is
nearly completed, and the engines, which were also built at LeClaire, will
be placed on board in a few days. Her boilers were ordered about Nov. 1 It
will hardly be possible to get her out before May 1. The Van Sant is
expected to be the best and fastest raft boat on the river. She will be
commanded by the well known pilot, George TROMLEY, jr., who has no superior
between St. Louis and Stillwater. The steamers Eclipse and Ten Broek are
also on the ways there undergoing needed repairs for next season's work,
which steamboatmen say will be a busy one.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
23 Feb 1890

A peculiar accident occurred in Rock Island Friday afternoon. Mrs. Wm KURTH,
who resides at 720 Tenth street, was shot by her 12-year old son, Willie.
The bullet passed through her arm and lodged in her left breast where it
still remains. Mrs. KURTH had taken a drawer from a bureau and carried it
into another room. The revolver was in it and her son wanted it and he got
it. He pulled the trigger a few times and to his surprise, and his mother's
too, the weapon was discharged with the results stated above. It is not
believed the woman's wound is dangerous.

Yesterday at the residence of Carlton STACEY, on the middle road, one half
mile east of East Davenport, occurred the death of his son, Milo E. STACEY.
The cause of death was consumption. Mr. STACEY was born and raised in this
county, in Pleasant Valley, and for years was a farmer there. About three
years ago he removed to Dickenson county, this state, where he farmed for a
while. He returned home several months ago on account of having contracted
the dreadful disease which caused his death. His condition gradualy became
worse and care and medical service did not at any time seem to avail much.
Several years ago Mr. STACEY was united in marriage to Miss Rose MILLER of
this city, with whom he leaves one child, 3 years of age. Mr. STACEY was
about 35 years of age and was well known in Davenport and Pleasant Valley

Yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock Justice PETERS performed the ceremony
for a young couple in the Kimball, the parties to this delightful wedding
being Dr. James Grant RUSSEL a prosperous young physician at Lomax, Ill.,
and Miss Anna ROBERTS, a native of Liverpool, Eng., but for along time a
resident of Henderson county, Ill. She is a charming young lady. The young
couple were not related in any way as is usually the case with couples who
come from Illinois to be married.
They came here merely for the purpose of getting married so that they could
return home to surprise their friends. Justice PETERS performed the service
in his best style and the happy twain left on the 3 o'clock train for home.

The people of the little village of Port Byron are considerably stirred up
yet over the African-American scandal which broke out there a few weeks ago,
and the end, it appears, in the case is not yet. The young man ALLEN, who
was supposed to have been in the school building on a certain evening, was
fined $20 with costs. The verdict before the justice evidently nettled some
of ALLEN's friends, among whom was one Thomas MAXWELL, who was declared to
be ALLEN's male companion. So MAXWELL the other evening met E.M. ROGERS, one
of the school directors, and proceeded to assault him on the street. A crowd
quickly gathered at the scene and an attempt was made to arrest MAXWELL, but
he escaped from their grasp and fled, leaving town. A warrant is now out for
his arrest.

"Mutton is scarce," said a well-known dealer, and the price of this choicest
of meat has gone up accordingly. The reason is not difficult to assign. The
sheep men are holding on to their flocks. A few years ago these same men
were only too anxious to part with every sheep in the field. Now they think
it is wise to increase their flock.

Bob ALLEN, shortstop in the Davenport team of last summer, played the same
position for the Philadelphia club in a game against ANSON's team at
Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday. The score showed that he had to his
credit eight accepted chances and no error, and one base hit out of three at
the best.

The Glucose company is putting in position a magnificent 350 horse power
engine, the work of the Davenport Foundry and Machine Co. The fly wheel is
14 feet in diameter and weighs 30,000 pounds. No lathe could be found short
of Chicago or Milwaukee that would turn the big wheel. So the company went
to work and made one for the purpose, and upon it the monster is now being
dressed down. Thus do our Davenport industries grow.

H.A. LITTIG, dentist, cor. 3d & Brady.

Mrs. A.B. MARTINE is home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. GATTELL.
J.E. LOWE, of Chicago, is in the city a few days, the guest of Dr. W.O.
Mrs. Dell. AVERILL, with her little daughter of Madison, Wis. is visiting
her friend, Mrs. Dr. PRESTON.
Fred FOSTER returned yesterday from New England where he has been visiting
for the past six weeks.
A telegram received yesterday announced the safe arrival at Bremen, Germany,
of the steamer "Latin" upon which Charles SCHICK and Richard THEE sailed.
Hon Thomas W. JOHNSTON, member of the Iowa house from Dubuque, was in town
yesterday. He is one of the successful farmers who go into politics for the
good of the state.
F.R. LAMBERT, the new postal clerk on the Davenport and Calmar division of
the C.M. & St. P. road, removed from Castello, Ia., to this city with his
family yesterday for permanent abode.
Ira L. LINGAFELDT, for years in the hot business here, leaves this evening
for Sioux City where he will enter again upon the same line of business.
Many friends here will follow him with good wishes.
E.S. CROSSETT, who, with, J.E. LINDSAY, visited the pine stumpage grounds of
the upper Chippewa last week, came back yesterday reporting 20 below zero
and a good stage of snow. The log harvest was never more promising. Mr.
LINDSAY is Sundaying at Freeman, LINDSAY's camp near Fifield.
Jacob STRASSER and George WASHINGTON were born on the 22d of February, 99
years apart. Mr. STRASSER celebrated his 59th anniversary Saturday. He is a
veteran of the Mexican war; has been a resident of Davenport 35 years, 23 of
which have been faithfully spread over the books of the Citizens National
bank. He has full many friends-no enemies. Long years and happy ones ahead.
First Lieut. Clifford D. HAM, of the Governor's Greys at Dubuque, is now
Capt. HAM. The Grey's captain, HAYDEN, was appointed on the brigade staff
and at the last election the first lieutenant was promoted. Capt. HAM is
perfectly qualified for his new position, having been a worker for the
company from its reorganization. Capt. HAM is one of the trustees of
Griswold college in this city and the students will all doff their hats to
him on his next visit to Davenport.

Last night occurred the death of Mrs. Fred BERGFELD at her home 321 West
Second street. The fatal ailment was dropsy from which she had been a
sufferer for weeks. Mrs. BERGFELD was a native of Prussia and was 49 years
of age. Her maiden name was Dorothea KAEHLER. She was united in marriage in
this city to Fritz BERGFELD May 26, 1861, and was the mother of eight
children, four of whom survive her. Mrs. BERGFELD's father, Hans KAEHLER,
still resides in Davenport. She was a sister of Mrs. John HILL and has three
brothers one, Henry KAEHLER, residing in this city, one in Durant and one in
western Iowa. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
her late residence.

I wish to notify my customers that I have rented my butcher shop on the
corner 16th and Harrison street to Frank BRASCH & Bro., two young men whose
popularity is a guarantee that they will continue the business in a
satisfactory manner. Thanking all my old customers for past patronage I
solicit for my successors a continuation of the trade they so thoroughly

Yesterday the contract for the new building for the Washburn, Halligan
Coffee company was let to F.G. CLAUSSEN. The building will go up just west
of the quarters occupied by Martin, Woods & Co. on the south side of Second
street, between Brady and Perry, and will cost $10,000. It will be a brick
structure 27 feet wide and 150 feet long. It is the intention to use pressed
brick. The building will be three stories high and will have terra cotta
fronts. It will be a fine structure for the business to be carried on by the
Washburn, Halligan Coffee company, and will greatly improve that block
between Brady and Perry as well.

Manufacture absolutely pure ready mixed paints, white and colored leads, dry
colors, oil stains, carriage paints, putty, etc. Wholesale agents: SICKELS,
PRESTON & NUTTING, Davenport; HARTZ & BAHNSEN, Rock Island and at retail by
paint dealers generally. No goods at reatail at works.

Small farms near Davenport to trade for house in town.
J.M. & M.L. ELDRIDGE 208 Brady St.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
25 Feb 1890

Two Wills for Probate

The will of the late Jochim Heinrich Christoph MEYER, usually called
Heinrich MEYER, was filed for probabe this forenoon. He bequeaths all his
property to his wife, Henriette Margaretha Johanne MEYER, formerly LAFRENZ.
He appoints his wife executrix of his will which was drawn Sept. 6, 1887,
and is witnessed by Herman BLOCK and John H. HASS.

The will of the late Elizabeth F. WHITAKER was filed for probate with Clerk
BIRCHARD this forenoon. She directs that her body be buried in a
christianlike manner suitable to her condition in life, and that all her
just debts be paid without unnecessary delay. She bequeaths first to her
daughter, Mrs. Anna H. STRATTON, the sum of $1,000 to be over and above her
distributive share of the general estate. To her daughter, Mrs. Lucy E.
WILSON, is bequeathed her bed, bedstead, bureau, and wash stand.
Mrs. WHITAKER bequeaths to her son Spier the one fifth of her interest in
the farm situated in Scott county. This interest she estimates to be worth
$480. She directs that the lands and other property of her son Matthew,
which she purchased at sheriff's sale for $710, of which she may die seized,
shall be taken by her son Matthew as a part of the share which will go to
him on the general distribution of real estate. She directs that any and all
real estate of which she may die possessed, other than that already
mentioned as formerly belonging to her son Matthew, shall be sold without
delay by her executors and the proceeds divided into five shares, one of
which shall be worth $710 less than the other four.
The other four shares are to be divided equally, and one share each to go to
Annie H., Charles Spier, Lucy E., and the share from which the $710 has been
deducted to go to her son Matthew in trust for his children. The proceeds of
her personal property is to be divided into six shares, one each to Annie
H., Charles Spier, Lucy E., and Matthew, in trust for his children, and one
share to be divided between Rebecca E., and Henrietta, daughters of her son
John H., now deceased.
Spier WHITAKER of North Carolina and S.F. SMITH of Davenport are appointed
executors. The instrument is dated Oct. 21, 1884, and is witnessed by John

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
26 Feb 1890

Geo. WIGGERS proposes to transform his house of entertainment into a variety
theater. He, in company with A.V. EVANS, leaves for the east next week to
secure a variety company to give Sunday evening entertainments in his hall.

It is rumored that one of the jury that convicted Charlie GAY is
dissatisfied with the verdict that was rendered in that case. If that is so
the man should let the fact be known to the judge.

Chris STRICKER, who was arrested last week for robbery and indicted by the
grand jury, but went crazy before the time for his trial came and was sent
to Mt. Pleasant, has recovered and will be brought back to Davenport to have
his trial at the next term of court.

Monday night the country home of John WEAVER of Moline, was destroyed by
fire. Four men were in the house at the time. They escaped, but were unable
to put out the fire or to save any great portion of the contents of the

The riflemen of our city will be sorry to learn that Hon. E.W. TATLOCK of
Wapello, one of the finest long range shots in the state, is soon to remove
to Salt Lake City. He will still follow the practice of the law in his new
home and he may occasionally have a chance to use his rifle out there to
some purpose.

Florida strawberries have been in market for the past two weeks, but they
have little sale.

James SIMPSON, a farmer residing near Muscatine while driving home Monday
fell over in his wagon and died of heart disease. The team was found in
front of Mr. SIMPSON's place of residence, standing near a hitching post.


Lottie JONES, a Notorious Character takes Poison. She swallows two Ounces of
Carbolic Acid.

Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock the inmates of a house of illrepute,
situated on the south side of Second street between Perry and Rock Island,
were startled by the screams of a woman in one of the upper rooms. They
hurriedly ran upstairs and to their surprise, they found Lottie JONES, a
notorious character, who has for some time past occupied quarters there,
lying upon a bed raving like a maniac and almost unconscious. An empty
carbolic acid bottle on the floor told the story of her attempted suicide.
Two or three physicians were hastily summoned, and when they appeared they
soon discovered that something had a grip on their patient and a pretty firm
one, too.
Lottie JONES had taken two ounces of carbolic acid mixed with rose water to
end her life, as she afterward admitted. The prompt administering of
antidotes overcame the effects of the poison. The physicians worked on her
case for several hours and it was only by the greatest effort that the poor
creature's life was saved. Lottie JONES is one of the most notorious
characters that ever came to this city. For some time past she has been
receiving favors from a young man with whom she has been living as his wife.
Last Monday evening she saw him in company on the streets with a woman for
whom she has never had any particular love, and yesterday forenoon when the
young man called upon her she upbraided him for his neglect of her and
declared that she would be avenged. She scared him in a way that made the
young man imagine that a bloody scene would be enacted should he remain. He
denounced the woman in as bitter terms as she had denounced him and then
left the house, vowing that so long as he should live he never would have
anything to do with her again.
The jealousy of the woman and the actions of the man who had been living
with her drove her mad. She brooded over it and in the afternoon she went to
her room, wrote a farewell letter, stating the cause of her trouble and
reasons why she was about to destroy herself. The unfortunate woman was
resting easy last night and her physicians believe she is out of danger.

Davenport Democrat
Scott County, Iowa
28 Feb 1890

George, the son of Capt. and Mrs. Geo LAMONT of Rock Island, whose
affliction was described in the Democrat a few days ago, died yesterday
morning at their home. The boy died of starvation. His throat was so
completely closed that no food could be swallowed by him. He was only 15
years of age, but by his habit of quiet, unobtrusive observation, had picked
up an amount of general information that was unusual in one of his age. He
was a favorite about the factories and workshops where he was often seen
,and had many friends among the workmen, although he seldom spoke; simply
looking on and learning with his eyes. During all the long time of his
illness he never complained but bore his distressful sufferage in the most
patient manner.

For all the latest sytles of spring hats. I am also sole agent for the
celebrated "Miller" and "Nacirema" hats. Perfect fit guaranteed. Do not fail
to see our styles before purchasing.
F.A. BUSSE, Practical Hatter. 328 Brady Street.

The Fulton Journal says: "HAYWOOD & Son of Clinton, have purchased Stony
Point, just north of this city. There are 55 acres in the piece. They are
having the timber cut into cord wood and it is claimed that they will erect
buildings, sell lots and start a new town. It is also claimed taht a part of
the grounds will be fitted up for a summer resort."
The movement seems to be occasioned by the bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge at Clinton. When it is built the grounds will be very valuable

Wm. PERRY, a hack driver, was arrested this morning on the complaint of his
wife. She testified at the trial which was held soon after, that PERRY had
been raising Cain about the house threatening to cut her throat and amusing
himself with other terrifying diversions of a like nature. Justice KAUFMANN
fined him $30 and costs. In default of payment he went to jail.

BRASCH Bro's have purchased Fred RUFFEL's meat market, 16th and Harrison
streets, and will keep on hand the best of meats at lowest prices. Give them
a call.

A 12-year old boy was sent ot Ft. Madison this afternoon by the city
authorities who seems to be doing a good deal of traveling for nothing. he
was found on the street yesterday and has been at the house of detention
ever since. He gives his name as Morris GORMAN and says that his father
started him from Ft. Madison Wednesday evening with instructions to come to
Davenport, meet his uncle who was to pass through here on his way to the
inauguration and receive from him the charge and conduct of his little
sister and brother. He got all muddled up at Burlington, took the C.B. & Q.
train for Columbus Junction, got here too late to find anybody he was
looking for and set out to walk about the city without a cent of money in
his pocket when he was brought in. Notwithstanding that he got off the trail
the boy displayed more sense than the man who sent him on such a mission.

Fine evaporated raspberries at WILEY's.

C.G. BOSCH is in the city today from Davenport. He gives us the satisfactory
information that his company will double the capacity of their elevator here
by enlarging it, running night and day. In this way they will employ 50 men,
including the force they will employ in a new malt house to be built here
immediately with a capacity of 100,000 bushels a year. Mr. BOSCH has
invented a device in machinery for making malt which he will have patented
soon. We are glad that the company considers this such a splendid shipping
point. We want all the BOSCHes we can get.-Cedar Rapids Gazette.


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