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Davenport Daily Times
Saturday, January 2, 1897
ANOTHER HOLD UP
Herman GROTH, The Victim of Country Footpads
While Returning Home From the City Early Last Evening He is Held Up Near The
Orphans' Home-Fired Upon As He Dashes Away.
There was another bold country hold up last evening, the victim being Henry
GROTH, a young farmer residing on the Jersey Ridge road, about three miles north
of the city limits. Two men accomplished the robbery and escaped in the darkness
with something like $4 of GROTH'S money in their possession. GROTH was unable to
give any definite description of the highwaymen on account of the intense
darkness. According to. Mr. GROTH. he had been in town during the day and
started for his home north of the city about 7 o'clock. He was on horseback and
rode north by way of the Orphans' Home road. About half past seven o'clock he
rode up the hill about a quarter of a mile north of the home and was ascending
the grade on the other side when he was set upon by two men who jumped out from
behind a hedge. He was riding slowly and they had his horse by the rein before
he was aware of it. Two guns of ugly calibre were leveled at his head and the
bridle reins were cut to prevent his guiding the!
At the point of a pistol one of the men demanded GROTH'S money and threatened to
pump daylight through him when GROTH denied having any money. At this, GROTH
handed over $4.50, all the money he had, and received a demand for more. When he
stated he had none, the footpads ordered him to dismount and be searched. One of
them attempted to pull him from his horse, but GROTH gave the animal a sharp
kick. As he dashed away, two or three shots were fired after him and he rode
home as rapidly as possible.
The footpads got all the valuables GROTH had on his person, except a watch and
charm. The place where the hold up took place is rather a lonely locality, the
nearest residence being a good portion of a mile away. GROTH is a young man,
residing with his father about three miles north of the city.
There was a very merry party which assembled Monday evening at the home of Mr.
And Mrs. John A. FEENEY at 508 Harrison street. Progressive euchre was indulged
in and a very delectable repast was served by the popular couple. The first
gentleman's prize was won by Edward DISHINGER and the second by Charles LIPPITZ.
The first ladies' trophy was captured by Miss Theresa Dwyer AND THE SECOND BY
Miss Carrie FEENEY.
The Charity Ball.has been postponed. The exact plans of the allied societies are
not yet fully mature. A meeting was held Sunday at which representatives of all
the societies attended. There were present Mrs. H. F. PETERSEN and Mrs. W. C.
WADSWORTH, representing the Ladies Industrial Relief association, Mrs. J.
FLEISCHMAN and Mrs. B. A. RAPHAEL representing the Hebrew Benevolent
association, Major M. L. MARKS, H. P. PETERSEN and Mrs. W. F. PECK, representing
the Davenport Associated Charities, Mrs. S. S. STACKHOUSE, representing the
Ladies Catholic Aid society. Mrs. Georgia Worker, representing the Ladies Relief
corps and the members of the executive committee of the Railway Men's club.
One of the leading social events of the holiday week was the dancing party given
by Mr. And Mrs. E. H. RYAN.in honor of their daughter Miss Julia RYAN.
A delightful ball was held at Armory Hall New Year's eve. The arrangement
committee for the ball was as follows: Messrs. D. EVERS, H. MCNERR, J. A.
TILLOTSON, R. SITZ, J. COONS, and J. REESE. Messrs. J. S. KELLAF, F. M. MOODY,
L. J. MEYER and Ed KING acted as floor managers.
A merry party of fifty ladies with their escorts assembled at Library hall last
evening to participate in a delightful Leap Year ball. The arrangements
committee was composed of :Mr. And Mrs. F. L. CLENDENEN, Mrs. R. R. HENDERSON
and Misses Ella BRADY, Lydia REIMERS, Vera SCHMIDT, Edith RISLEY, and Freda
A merry party of sixteen young married people gathered at the Outing Club
Thursday evening in response to an invitation from Mr. And Mrs. T. H. KEMMERER
to watch the passing of the old year. The four prizes were won by Mrs. Gorge E.
RENFRO, Mrs. G. R. CLARK, Mr. Ed GIFFORD and Mr. J. B. GUY.
Mrs. E. C. HOSFORD entertained the East Davenport card club at her home Monday
A company of friends were entertained at cards on Monday evening by Mrs. J. M.
NEAL at her home in Walling Court.
The Bay View Literary circle were entertained in a very pleasant manner Monday
by Mr. and Mrs. L. W. MCKOWN at their home on Park avenue.
The engagement of Miss Fannie BAMBERGER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. BAMBERGER
of Rock Island, and Henry HEINSFURTER of this city has been announced.
The "B. N.," club was entertained in a pleasant manner Thursday by
Miss Jessie MCGINNIS AT HER HOME ON East Twelfth street.
The misses Margaret, Sarah and Mary DART left Rock Island Tuesday for Boston
where they will sojourn for the winter. Miss Margaret DART will take a musical
course in voice culture, Miss Sarah will study art, while Miss Mary DART goes to
keep her sisters company.
Mrs. J. B. HOSTETLER left Wednesday for Decatur, Ill. where she will visit
Col. And Mrs. MANNEN of New Boston are here as guests of their nephew, L. E.
Charles THOMPSON of Waterloo, is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. E. Hall of
Miss Jessie F. NORMAN of St. Joseph's Mo., is visiting Miss Mary WADSWORTH of
Dr. Walter H. HIERRING of the State University faculty, is visiting Davenport
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace BIRDSALL are at home from a visit to Mrs. BIRDALL'S parents
at Oskaloosa, Ia.
Mrs. R. C. CURTIS and Mrs. W. B. MURRAY are spending the holidays with friends
in Phoenix, Az.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed S. ROWLEY of Chicago are in the city for a short visit with
friends and relatives.
Mrs. W. H. FERNALD and son Nate, left for Phoenix, Arizona, Monday for the
benefit of the latter's health.
Miss Edith CUSHING of Atlantic, Ia. Is the guest of her uncle and aunt, Col. And
Mrs. J. S. WYLE, for the holidays.
Miss Mae YETTER of Steward, Illinois is in the city for the holidays as the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank VAN PATTEN.
Mrs. Smith, of West Liberty is in the city to enjoy a visit with her sisters,
Mrs. F. W. DOWNS and Mrs. D. M. LANDIS.
Mrs. M. V. BOIES and daughter returned Wednesday from Stillwater, where they
have been visiting friends the past week.
Mrs. Cora ALLEN-FREEMAN of Fort Wayne, In., and Miss Norma ALLEN of New York
City are guests of their brother, Leon ALLEN.
H. G. BRYANT and family of Freeport, Ne., are spending the holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. Sam LORTON, the parents of Mrs. BRYANT.
Miss Margaret MUNRO is here from Chicago to spend the holidays at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David MUNRO, on Perry street.
The Misses Lizzie and Maggie KING of Chicago are spending the holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome KING of LaPage street.
E. F. SALTENBACH, one of the legal lights of the Des Moines Bar, is visiting
with his sister, Mrs. B. WEINGARTNER. He will spend the holidays in Davenport
looking up old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. HADDOCK of Hancock, Mich., accompanied by Misses Annie and Mable
HADDOCK are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WALL on East High street.