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Daily Times
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
Saturday, 5 July 1890

Mary JUHLER was examined by the commissioners of insanity to day to Mt.
Pleasant as a public patient.

Young Gus. BECKLEMAN, living at 1618 Harrison street, had two fingers blown
of by a little cannon yesterday.

The Kimball House is short two porters and four waiters to-day. They may
come back when the Fourth is over.

Rev. Father SHULTE will officiate at St. Mary's church during the absence of
Father RYAN, who has gone east for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed RORABACK and Herbert U. RORABACK, of Chicago, arrived in the
city last evening to spend a few days with their parents.

Thursday morning at 6:30 Rev. Dean HALE performed the marriage ceremony for
Leornard G. REGER and Miss Louise H. SHRADER at the cathedral.

For dental work call on E.T. RIGBY Dentist, northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

Next Wednesday Mrs. H.B. HARFORD, with her son Charles, and daughter, Miss
Eloise, will sail for home, having finished their trip in Europe.

Last evening Charles WEYERHAUSER and Fred DENKMAN gave a merry party to
their friends by a moonlight ride on the steamer, F.C.A. Denkman and it was
a happy affair.

Mr. and Mrs. William FINCH have returned from their northern trip and are
accompanied by their niece, Miss Kate ELDER, and their granddaughter, Miss

The paving contractors could muster only about half their hands to-day. The
rest have not yet got over the Fourth. Several mills and factories are
closed for the same reason.

J.A. EMMONS has just returned from a trip to the country after horses. He
reports that he had a hard time to get home, having to swim the Wapsie with
eight horses. He brought in two very fine high bred colts, but thinks he
will postpone his future trip until the water is down or the bridges are up.

They Fooled the Old Gent.

Last Wednesday evening at the Fourteenth street M.E. parsonage, Rev.
McINTYRE united in marriage Mr. John E. HOOLEY and Miss Adelaide NEWBERN.
These young people have been contemplating this union for some time, and our
wothy townsman, John F. NEWBERN, the bride's father, being something of a
joker, has had a considerable fun at their expense and teased them
unmercifully, so they concluded to get even with him, and while he was
enjoying the evening at home reading THE TIMES, the young folks went out for
a walk. This being an ordinary and usual proceeding on their part was not
thought of any consequence until the hour was getting late and papa thought
the children should be home and was about to start out in search of them
when his wife informed him that they were home, having taken possession of
their own home on LeClaire street, above Locust. Now, John is a philospher
as well as a joker, so he quietly said it was a dirty trick and settled
himself in for a quiet night, vowing that he would be even with them, and
that a very pressing invitation would be required to get him to visit that
new home and family circle.

Police Points.
Yesterday and last evening was rather lively for the patrol wagon, and this
morning's session of the police court was a busy one.
Six patriotic citizens willingly paid into the city treasury $1 and costs
each for the fun of getting drunk on the Fourth of July, and two mroe would
have been glad to pay a like amount, but their cash was depleted and they
are now enjoying work on the city stone pile.
An African working on the boats distrubed the peace by quarrelling
yesterday, and was arrested and this morning fined $20 and costs.
Last evening burglars broke into a back window of REIMERS and FERNALD and
went through the building, taking nuts and candy, several pair of eye
glasses, a silk cap, several dresses belong to the girls working there, a
rubber coat, an overcoat, pants, etc., they also entered Charles LEMHART's
saloon and residence and G.F. KNOSTMAN's furniture store, but most of the
stealing was done at REIMERS and FERNALD's. Robert LEE and George DAVIS were
arrested with the goods in their possession, and this morning they waved
examination and were held in default of $1,000 bail to await the action of
the grand jury.
John KERWIN, for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, was held
for action of the grand jury. He was shooting a loaded pistol in the street
when a ball glanced, striking a lady in the side, but only bruising her

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
7 July 1890

Miss Lillie DOYLE is in Muscatine.

Miss Therese SHARON is visiting in Cedar Falls.

Bernard POWERS and John BRYSON spent the Fourth in Chicago.

N.G. FERNALD, of Chicago, is visiting his parents for a few days.

Tennis belts 8c at McCABE Bros'.

James LEONARD, of Muscatine, is visiting his parents for a few days.

Miss Lizzie MURPHY and Etta PARMALEE are visiting friends in the city.

The 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. BROWNLIE died of diphtheria.

Mr. and Mrs. M. SNYDER, of Grinnell, are visiting friends in this city.

To-morrow Miss Lucy A. CROUL starts for a few weeks visit to Buffalo.

The son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. FLUKE are sick with diphtheria.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. HAYWARD, of Englewood, Ill. are in the city visiting

For dental work call on E.T. RIGBY Dentist northeast cor. 2nd and Brady.

Miss Jessie MONTAGUE, daughter of A.J. MONTAGUE, is visiting friends in this

George L. CARMAN, of Chicago, has been visiting his friends and relatives
for a few days.

Mrs. A.L. HUGHES is at Colfax Springs for a few weeks' recuperation of

George and Pauline WASHBURN, of Chicago, have been visiting their friends,
the Misses TEELE.

LUNDBORG's world famed perfumes in bulk, special price 25c an ounce at
McCABE Bros'.

Mr. and Mrs. James R. GRAHAM of Joliet are visiting their numerous friends
in Davenport.

Mr. nad Mrs. E.H. RYAN and daughter have gone to Lake Delavan, Wis. for a
month's recreation.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed RORABACK and Herman U. RORABACK, of Chicago, are visiting
relatives in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos BABCOCK of Galesburg, Ill., are visiting friends at 1426
Rock Island streets.

Ten good lots on Bridge avenue, healthy location, for sale at $285 each,
A.C. FULTON, No. 314 Perry street.

Mrs. E.G. PECK and family have returned from their visit to Sigourney, where
her parents reside.

C.E. BIRCHARD and wife have gone to attend the national convention of school
teachers at St.Paul.

Thomas SCOTT of Chicago has been spending a few days with his old friends
and neighbors in this city.

Dubuque claims 10,000 more people than Davenport, but their new directory
shows fewer names than ours.

Mr. Art. MULFORD, formerly of this city, now of Cedar Rapids, was in the
city visiting his boyhood friends on the 4th and 5th.

Mrs. D.R. SMITH left this morning for a visit of two or three weeks with her
friend, Miss Grace RUSSELL, at Minneapolis.

M.J. ADAMS, dentist. Bridge and crown work a specialty. Southwest corner of
Second and Harrison.

The invention of smokeless powder has been followed by a counter-invention
in the shape of a "smoke rocket" to be used to screen the advance of a body
of troops. It has been tried with success.

A marriage license has been issued to-day to David B. BAIRD and Agnes
RANDOLPH. The groom is 17 years of age and has his father's consent to the
marriage, sent in from Castle Rock, Colorado.

About the happiest man in this city yesterday was the dentist, M.G.
BLAKEMORE, and the cause for his joy was the arrival of a son, who was born
Saturday night, and is in all respects, Miles says, the finest boy in the

The Ansonia Colck Co.'s best nickel clocks 73c; best nickel alarm clocks 87c
this week at McCABE BROS'.

Fred DAY, freight agent of the C.R.I. & P. railroad, while in search of an
officer of the street car line, stepped into one of the pits in the south
part of the power house on Brady street, spraining his ankle and otherwise
bruising himself.

H.C. STRUCK, Jr., county treasurer of Scott county, state of Iowa, is the
father of a bran new boy, who came upon the stage of life's activity at 5:30
this morning. The court house is too small for Henry now.

C.C. KEEPER, of the Clinton Iron Bridge Company, is in the city attending
upon the meeting of the board of supervisors, in the interests of his
company which has the contracts for the iron bridges of this county.

The store on the corner of Fifth and Brady is to be fixed up, a new front
put in and generally overhauled, and then will be occupied by W.P. HALLIGAN
& Co. as a coal office. The Chinamen now occupying it will move into a new
building being erected in the rear on Fifth street.

Goergie HUBBARD, a dusky nymph who presides over a house of shady
reputation, was brought up. She pleaded not guilty to the charge of keeping
a house of ill-fame, wanted witnesses subpoened and the case adjourned until
later, so Squire KAUFMANN remanded her to the house of detention until
to-morrow morning.

Carrie MILLER, George WILLIAMS and George TWIGS, all of African descent,
plead guilty to being inmates of a house of ill-fame and were each fined $10
and costs.

William CONNELLY was arrested as a vagrant, but he so stoutly resisted
Officer WICHELMANN that he had to call the patrol and the other members of
the gang got away. When the wagon arrived he was determined not to be taken
and fought desperately, but Officers RAM and WICHELMANN finally succeeded in
tieing him and taking him to the station, where he was fined $10 and
costs,which he could not pay, and went to work.

George PIENING tried to prevent the officers from taking CONNELLY and was
himself taken and fined $10 and costs, which he paid.

This afternoon, as William BLAKEMORE was passing ROTHSCHILD's clothing
store, he met Frank HURTO, who assaulted him in a violent manner, claiming
that he had broken up his family and was running after his wife. Bystanders
interfered and the parties were separated. HURTO has had trouble in his
family and his wife has sued him for a divorce. He now blames BLAKEMORE for
all his troubles.

BLAKEMORE says that Mrs. HURTO came to his place of business on Third and
Perry and wanted money to buy food, as her husband was drunk a large part of
the time and failed to supply the family with necessaries. BLAKEMORE let her
have money, taking a watch for security, she requesting that nothing be said
to her husband about it. The time for payment having long since passed, he
has the watch on sale, and Mrs. HURTO has called several times to see if it
was sold, and if so to get what surplus there was coming to her. She called
to-day, and was in the store not to exceed five minutes. This, he says, is
all he has had to say or do with Mrs. HURTO, and that there is no ground for
the accusations made by Mr. HURTO.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
Tues., 8 July 1890

Death of an Old Resident

Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Mary J. O'BRIEN,
at the family residence, 523 West Eleventh street, the deceased being
eighty-three years of age, having been born in Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland
in 1807. Mrs. O'BRIEN was an old-time resident of Davenport, settling here
in 1848, and this city continued to be her residence until she died. She
leaves six children to cherish her memory, they being Hannah, Kate and Mrs.
J.C. O'BRIEN, of this city; Mrs. E.E. MULICK, of Omaha; William, of
Netherland, Col.; and John, of Taylor Falls, Minn.
The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Anthony's
church, the interment being in St. Mary's cemetery.

Well's Hair Balsam
If gray, gradually restores color; elegant tome dressing, 50c., $1.00,
Druggists, or $1.00 size prepaid by express for $1.00. E.S. WELLS, Jersey
The Bar Convention
Ward caucuses may take lessons of the Bar convention of this judicial
district, which met this afternoon to nominate judges. The wire-pulling,
hair-splitting tactics employed would do credit to any New York ward caucus.
Personal preferences were made paramount to ability, and every other claim.
Clinton county was determined to nominate Lyman Ellis, and to accomplish
this sacrificed everything and everybody; and the tricks and juggling
brought into play succeeded in nominating him in place of HOWAT, and L.M.
FISHER in place of WATERMAN. After that there was no contest and Judge
BRANNAN of Muscatine was nominated without opposition. Numerous members of
the bar not delegates are very much incenses at the disregard shown to the
resolution passed by the Scott county bar on the part of their delegates and
say that the matter will be carried into politics, and straight-party
candidates nominated.
When men of the proven judicial ability as HOWAT and WATERMAN are thrown
over for untried men, mererly on personal grounds, it is time that the
matter be placed in the hands of the parties, and the Bar left out of the
Lem STOCKWELL, the old-time Davenport player, has been signed to finish the
season with the Des Moines club.

Mrs. Harry S. BRYANT and wife of Princeton, Ills., who have been visiting at
the parents of Mrs. BRYANT, returned home last evening.

C.J. JONES has been duly appointed as deputy clerk and is now prepared to
administer oaths and issue marriage licenses.

Maugenet's triple extract perfumes in bulk only 16c per ounce at McCABE

Even the banks may be deceived, one of ours having taken a $20 gold piece
which had been split and about $5 worth of gold taken out.

Doctor L. FRENCH has returned from his trip east and says he had a very
pleasant time and found his aged parents in good health.

Word was received here this morning that Mr. EHLERS,living near Moline, the
father of Henry EHLERS of this city, was found dead in a corn field near his
home this morning.

The high school class of 1890 met last night at the residence of Major L.
MARKS and organized a permanent society to perpetuate their happy relations
as scholars and friends.

A letter received from Henry LISCHER states that he met several Davenport
people at Dresden, among them Miss Anna and Emma P. ROSS and William F.
CODY, better known as Buffalo Bill.

Another small lot of those Egyptian yarn Jersey vests, same price as before,
18c at McCABE Bros'.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, 14 July 1890

Last night was one of the most uncomfortably close and hot nights of the
season, and the universl remark this morning was, "What a miserable night I

Yesterday a party went down to Linwood on a fishing excursion. John BRUEGGE
was captain and John KAUFMANN chaplain, and they had a fine time, but caught
very few fish and had the proverbial fisherman's luck.

Miss L. Blanche FEARING, born and raised in this city, know as the blind
poetess, has graduated with the highest honors of her class from the Union
Law School at Chicago, and entered upon the practice of her profession in
that city.

Elmer RANDOLPH, tillerman of the Hook and Ladder Company, tendered his
resignation to the chief of the department this morning. He has been for
three years in the department, and no fault has been found with him. He has
been a good and efficient fireman.

A New Minister.
Yesterday morning Rev. McINTYRE of the Fourteenth street M.E. church
commenced his sermon in his usual forcible and impressive manner, and his
congregation has settled themselves for an hour of uninterrupted
intellectual treat, when a note was brought by his son and handed to him. He
paused in his discourse, glanced at the note, became very restless, excited
and nervous, and would up by saying "lastly.", when he was expected in the
natural and ordinary course of events to say "secondly." The closing
exercises were cut very short and the dominie slid out the back door and was
gone, while the people gathered in little groups to discuss the question of
what was the matter with Brother McINTYRE, and some stayed around the
church, and like the historic lamb, supposed to have been the property of
Mary, still lingered near and on the green they lounged about until 11:45,
when the dominie made his appearance, his face beaming with happiness, his
mouth expaned in a wondrous smile to the full extent permitted by the
position in which nature placed his ears and announced in joyous tones, the
arrival of a new aspirant for clerical honors; that the newcomer, though
small (weighing 10 pounds) had to all present appearances many years of life
in which to overcome that difficulty. After extending hearty congratulations
the loungers departed, and their minds being relieved of anxiety, they did
full justice to the dinners awaiting them.
River Jottings.
The river is falling quite rapidly, and unless unlooked for storms come,
will soon assume its usual summer stage.

The great excursion boat, Libbie Conger, offers until Aug. 1st to make
evening trips of four hours for hte low price of $30 and $7 per hour for
each additional hour. Apply to James OSBORN, agent.
The New City Map.
Notice is hereby given that the original map of the city of Davenport
extended, will be exhibited at the court house in the auditor's office, for
inspection and correction. All citizens are invited to examine the same
during Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Respectfully, M. HUEBINGER, Civil
Call and see the Laura Nevin's range, gold coin range and gold coin cook
stove at J.L. REID's, 107 East Second street.
Sad Affliction.
A little three-year-old of August MEYERS, living near Harrison on Locust
street, was taken Saturday with the croup, and died yesterday. Another, aged
seven years, while building a bon fire set fire to his clothing and was so
badly burned as to cause his death this morning. Both were buried this
HARRISON's Pharmacy, 305 Brady street.
The funeral of Richard HOUGHTON who died Saturday was held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. Mr. HOUGHTON was born in England, was 77 years of age, and had
resided in Davenport 31 years. On the 4th of this month he as attacked by
paralysis of the brain. he leaves a brother, Moses HOUGHTON, of Newton, a
sister, Mrs. Margaret SUMMER of St. Louis; four sons, Joseph of St. Louis,
William and James R. of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. J. HOWELL of
Muscatine and Mrs. Alice PLUMB and Mrs. J.R. STOWELL of this city, all of
whom were with him at the time of his death.
A New Corporation.
Articles of incorporation of the Davenport Light and Motor company have been
filed. Its object and general business is the purchasing, erecting,
maintaining, operating, leasing, procuring and selling electric light and
power plants, gas plants, electric and other street railways, and plants for
generating or furnishing electricity for all purposes whatsoever, and the
puchasing of central heating plants. The principal place of business will be
Davenport. The business is to be managed by seven directors elected
annually. The present directors are A.J. HIRSCHL, W.R. LEWIS, R.T. MILLER,
N. KHUNEN, Jr., L.E. COLE, A.W. VANDERVEER, and M.L. MARKS. The capital
stock is $100,000, with the right of transacting business for a period of
twenty years. President A.J. HIRSCHL; vice-president, M.L. MARKS; secretary
and treasurer, A.W. VANDERVEER; incorporators, M.L. MARKS, N. KUHNEN, Jr.,
Police Points.
Lottie JONES, the keeper of a house of bad reputation and five inmates were
fined $10 and costs each, which they paid. And so the city is richer and
only one laborer was recruited for the stone pile.


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