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Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Thursday, 2 Oct 1890

The City

Giles Otis PIERCE of this city is visiting in Keokuk.

C.F. HOWARD, of Beatrice, Neb., is in the city on business bent.

E.S. SIPES and family of Forest, Ohio, is here with a view of locating.

Mrs. J.C. KOOS of this city is visiting friends and relatives in Clinton.

Ed. J. BROWN, of Quincy, Ill., well known in this city, is visiting here for
a few days.

Miss Fannie BEVERLY, who has been visiting her parents at Aledo, Ill., has
returned to the city.

Hon. J.H. MURPHY and bride are visiting in Sioux City, where they went to
see the corn palace.

Miss Mary BRENNAN of Keokuk, who has been enjoying an extended visit with
relatives and friends in this vicinity, has returned home.

Mr. Charles HARFORD returned from Chicago last night. He will remain here
for some time, visiting his father, Landlord HARFORD, of the Windsor.

Miss Maggie DOLLY, of Rock Island was on Monday married to Mr. MORRISON of
Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. M. is a wealthy real estate dealer of that place.

In General
Mr. Lew DAVIS is building on of the finest barns in the county at his home
on North Farnam street.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip I EARLE were tendered a reception last evening at teh
residence of Seth P. BRYANT. Quite an enjoyable time was had.

It now appears more than probable that Francis MURPHY will conduct a series
of meetings in Davenport during October, and another series in Rock Island
immediately afterwards.

A pleasant party of neighbors surprised Mrs. Milton MONK at her residence on
South Avenue, Wednesday afternoon, the occasion being her forty-ninth

On account of the very defective sidewalks, this city now has a $5,000
damage suit on its hands. When will people ever learn anything.  The walks
in the city are bad-they are horrible, and it is a wonder that more people
are not injured on account of them.

A certain party from this city by the name of ROBINSON, had an idea that he
would like a "scrap" so he hied himself across the river to Rock Island,
where the very first thing he did was to get into two fights. This is as it
should be, when you want to pick a quarrel, go across the river to do so.

The will of Catherine SMITH, was filed for probate yesterday. All of the
personal property of the deceased is bequeathed to her daughter, Anna Maria
COASTER, and all her real estate to her second daughter, Catharine GEERTS.
G. A. KOESTER is appointed executor without bond. The instrument bears date
Sept. 18, 1890.

Dennis CLOONEY, father of the boy who was drowned in the river several
months ago, was taken before the insane commissioners yesterday. He has been
acting quite strange of late and this move was made to see if anything
serious was the trouble. Upon his promise to do better and keep quiet he was

Miss Nellie McHENRY, the charming little actress, will play "Chain
Lightning" in the Burtis Opera House tomorrow and Saturday evening. To those
who love comedy we would say, do not miss this treat, and to others we would
say, go and enjoy yourself. She has won praise wherever seh has played and
she certainly will here.
Wanted Good Vest Makers
at ROTHSCHILD's clothing store. None but those who can do first class work
need apply.
Ladies Grand Fur Opening
By one of the largest eastern manufacturing houses at the store of W.S.
CAMERON & Sons, tomorrow and Saturday, Oct. 3rd and 4th on Brady street
below Third street.
Yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Caroline BLOOD REED, widow of
Rev. Julius A REED. For months Mrs. REED has been lying at the point of
death at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.F. SMITH. For several weeks
past she has been unconscious of much that was passing around her.
Mrs. REED was born in Concord, Mass., 84 years ago. She was a lineal
descendant of Rev. Samuel WHITING, (and Elizabeth ST. JOHN) the first pastor
of Lynn, Mass., from 1633 to 1679. She was a successful teacher and an
enthusiastic organizer of infant schools, and had both organized and had
charge for several years of the first infant school in Boston, then located
on Bedford street. On Dec. 4, 1830 she was united in marriage with Dr. REED,
and was a loving companion throughout his long and useful life.
Police Points.
The morning the courtroom was not crowded.

John ROHWEDDER for disturbing the peace was fined $2 and costs.

John MALONE, for stealing a grip about a month ago from a traveling man at
the Perry street depot, was found guilty and fined $30 and costs.

David ISENHAUER, for being drunk and disorderly was asked to pay a fine of
$5 with the necessary costs.

M.J. EAGAL, for obstructing the sidewalk, was fined $5 and costs.

Christ SNEEDER, for indecent exposure of person, was fined $45 and costs.
Sidewalk  Obstructions.
Some of the merchants of this place are in the habit of placing their wares
on the sidewalks for inspection, which is against the ordinances of the
city, and we will hear, in the near future, that some of them have been
arrested for so doing.
We had one such case this morning. M.J. EAGAL was taken before the police
magistrate and fined $5 and costs. Mr. EAGAL paid his fine like a little
man, and then instructed his clerks, that for the future to "keep off the
The walks in this city are not wide enough for the great display that some
men like to make, and leave room for pedestrians. A wholesome lesson to a
few more would not be amiss.

Lester CROOK Does a Cowardly Act in Knocking Down a Woman

This morning at FOSTER and DAHMS' laundry on Third street, quite a little
trouble was indulged in between one of the boys, named Lester CROOK, and one
of the head girls.
It seems, so the story goes, and upon investigation was found to be correct,
that for some time past the ironing girls have had no fires in the morning
early enough to get through their work. This morning one of the girls spoke
about it and perhaps spoke rather sharply. This Lester CROOK, who would be a
better on a farm than in the society of women, answered her back and called
her a "D---dirty dog." This angered the girl, and she put her hand in a
bucket of water standing near and went to sprinkle some water on him, when
he got up (God forbid) and struck her, knocking her to the floor. Her sister
went to her assistance and when she arose she put on her hat and left.
Neither of the proprietors were in or this would never have happened. But
let us here say a word: This CROOK showed himself to be no man at all; to
thus strike a defenseless woman. It showed that he was a coward, and FOSTER
and DAHMS would do well to rid themselves of his presence.

Auction at Moline, Ill.
Commencing Thursday, Oct. 2d, at 10:30 A.M., 2:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. , sale
to continue Friday, Saturday and Monday, same hours, until all is sold, the
entire contents of the Busy Bee Candy Kitchen, consisting of the following
groceries: Can goods, silverware, glassware, store fixtures, counters, show
cases, scales, bakery outfit, household furniture, carpets, restaurant,
kitchen utensils, etc. Any article can be bought at private sale between
auction hours.

District Court

The trial of the case of the state vs Charles GAY was continued in the
district court yesterday. J.H. and C.E. HARRISON, W.H. FLUKE, and J. RISLEY
were placed upon the stand and testified to the good character the defendant
had maintained while in their employ, and the mother of the defendant, Mrs.
M. GAY, Mrs. Kate COONS, John MASTERSON, N.A. MOREAU, Mrs. Mary SNYDER, and
Emma SNYDER testified about matters relating to the case in hand, but their
evidence was simply a repitition of the story of the crime, which is now
known to everyone.
At the afternoon session Chief KESSLER, Capt. MARTENS, and Officers
WICHELMAN, CONNELLY, and WAFER were placed on the stand, the chief end of
their testimony being to show that Gay's reputation for honesty was bad.
County Attorney STEWART then made the opening address for the state, and was
followed by Maj. J.M. BEASLEY of Rock Island for the defense. William
CHAMBERLAIN closed for the defense, and George E GOULD followed for the
state closing the case. Judge BRANNAN then charged the jury and then they

Nettie ALEXANDER was brought into the court and pleaded guilty to petit
larceny. She was fined $50 by the judge., with 15 days imprisonment in the
county jail, provided fine and costs were not sooner paid. Quite a crowd of
spectators were present watching the progress of the trial.

In the afternoon the attorneys interested in the REID case appeared in the
district court and by their agreement Judge BRANNAN set Monday, the 13th
inst., as the date for the opening of the REID trial.

Petitions Presented-Reports of City Officers-The Electric Ordinance Adopted

The city council met in regular session last evening, with Mayor FICKE in
the chair.
Every alderman was present except Ald. REIMERS.

were presented and acted upon as follows:
>From A.F .CUTTER and others, asking that the Holmes Syndicate be firected to
place but a single line of poles on Sixteenth street between Brady street
and Arlington avenue, with arm extending over the street for the trolly.
Referred to the committee of three, consisting of Alds. SMITH, PETERS and

>From CHALLEN, CRAIG and others, for water mains and hydrants on Fifteenth
street, between Farnam street and Arlington avenue. Referred to the water
works committee to report.

>From Chris. KUEHL and others, for temoporary 4-foot walk on the west side of
Mound street, between Walnut street and Summit avenue. Referred to the
committee on sidewalks.

>From Fritz STROHKARCK and others, for extension of Warren street sewer from
Fifth street to the south side of Sixth street. Referred to the sewer

>From Davenport Water Company, by James P. DONAHUE, secretary, for permit to
excavate on Fourth street for a 16-inch main to College avenue. Granted upon
the filing of a bond in the sum of $500 and depositing $200.

>From A.W. VANDEVEER, secretary of the board of park commissioners, for
permission to take sod from streets at places whre they are not needed for
boulevarding purposes, for use in improving parks of the city. Referred to
the street committee with power to act.

>From M.E. RECKORD, by D.B. NASH, attorney, for damages in the sum of $5000,
on account of injuries inflicted by being tripped by a loose board in the
sidewalk on west side of Division street, between Second and Third streets,
on the 14th day of August 1889. Referred to the committee on claims.

>From Jens HANSEN, asking for reduction of assessed value on property.
Referred to the finance committee and assessor to report.

A communication was read from John HUME in which he desired to call the
attention of the council to what he called an exorbitant price for laying a
brick sidewalk along lots 6 and 7, block 65, LeClaire's 4th addition,
$130.82. He states that the board walk was in good condition and would have
lasted a long time. Ald. DODGE moved to lay it on the table. Lost.

On motion of Ald. BEYER it was referred to a special committe of three,
consisting of Ald. BEYER, M.R. PARKHURST and DODGE.

The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 8, 1890

Last night at 7:30 at Trinity church, occured the wedding of Mr. Harry W.
FIFEFIELD and Miss Lillian M PRIEST, Rev. JOHNSON officiating.
The wedding was very quiet, none but a few of the most intimate friends of
the contracting parties being in attendance.
An elegant wedding supper was given at the home of the bride's mother, 1433
Harrison street.
Mr. FIFEFIELD and his bride left at 10:30 for Chicago at which place they
will visit for a week, before returning, when they will go at once to
Wheatland, this state, where they will live in the future, Mr. FIFEFIELD
being engaged in business at that point.

At the residence of F. GENZLINGER last night occurred the wedding of Mr. H.
GOEBEL and Miss Carrie DEIDRICK, Rev. ARCHIBALD officiating.
The groom and his bride will visit with the family of Mr. GENZLINGER until
next week when they will leave to go to Peoria to visit relatives of Mr.
Both the contracting parties are from Chicago and were here on a visit.

On Monday, Oct. 6th, 1890, occurred in Chicago, in St. Vincent De Paul's
church, the marriage of James E. LEAHY to Miss Margaret WHITE. After a
reception at the bride's parents, they took a train for Davenport.
Mr. LEAHY is one of our rising young men and is now in the employ of Eagle
manufacturing company as receiving clerk. The workmen in the shops showed
their appreciation of him by clubbing together and presenting him with a
beautiful bedroom set and a secretary and book case combined on his arrival
home. Our best wishes go with them in their journey through life.

This Evening Will Occur the Marriage of William Dwight WIMAN and Miss Anna
DEERE-It Will Be an Elegant Affair.

This evening at Moline William Dwight WIMAN and Miss Anna DEERE will be
united in marriage, and the wedding promises to be one of the most brilliant
events of the season. The four hundred of the tri-cities will be there,
Chicago society will be largely represented and member of the fashionable
world of New York will likewise be present. It will be a church wedding, and
the display of toilets is expected to be such as this locality has never yet
witnessed. Eight bridesmaids will attend the bride, and the groom will not
be without proper attendance. Among the bridesmaids will be Miss Kate DEERE,
Miss WIMAN, and Miss Hattie PULLMAN. Frank G. WIMAN, Henry D. WIMAN,
brothers of the groom, David MARSH, of Staten Island, and Will BUTTERWORTH,
of New York will act as Mr. WIMAN's escort. In the party that arrived by
special train from Chicago to-day were Mr. and Mrs. Erastus WIMAN, Mr. and
Mrs. PULLMAN, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. HENDERSON, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. KIMBALL,
Augustus P. SMITH of New York, Benjamin BUTTERWORTH, and Mrs. J.T. LOVETT.
After the wedding the bridal couple will make a lengthy wedding trip, the
route of which is kept a profound secret by both families. They will
afterwards make their home at Staten Island, a beautiful house having been
prepared for them as a wedding gift from Mr. WIMAN's mother.
The courtship which will terminate this evening dates back to the time when
bride and groom were going to school. The WIMAN girls and the DEERE girls
were educated together in a private school in New York, and the attachment
between the schoolmates resulted in the Misses DEERE spending much of their
time at the WIMAN residence when a trip to their home in Illinois was
impossible. In this manner Miss Anna DEERE and William Dwight WIMAN became


Capt. S.E. WOLCOTT is in Cedar Rapids on business.

Squire KING of Dixon, this state, is in the city to-day.

Miss Grace VELIE, of Moline, has returned from her European trip.

Mrs. J.S. GILMORE is in St. Paul where she will visit for a short time.

Mrs. M.A. THOMPSON is expected home to-night from her southern trip.

Miss Belle ROBINSON left for Omaha last night where she will visit for a
short time.

Mr. J. OCHS, who has been up to St. Paul for the past few weeks, has
returned home.

Miss Carrie ABBOTT returned last night from the east, where she has been
spending the summer.

Mrs. W.J. SNELL departed for Bradford, Pa., this morning. While in the east
she will visit relatives and friends.

Rev. W.E. SHAW and Mr and Mrs. James LONG are in St. Louis, where they go to
attend the meeting of the synod of the United Presbyterian church.

In General
Rev. A.D. GRIEF was robbed of $100 on last Sunday while the family were in

The Rodman RULES went to Galesburg, Ill. today to join in the grand
reception to President Harrison.

Large assortment of boys' long pants, 85c quality, at only 45c at the Globe.

Wall paper cleaned. H. HARTER, 228 E. Fifth street.

The last will and testament of Morse BOIES was filed for probate yesterday.
He bequeaths all his property to his wife.

Bob INGERSOLL and Mrs. Jenness MILLER are soon to lecture in Philadelphia.
Poor Philadelphia! No God and no underwear.

The health fad people are advertising the onion as the greatest
health-giving vegetable, probably on account of the belief that in onion
there is strength.

Congressman "Billy" MASON, the silver-tongued declaimer of Chicago, has been
chartered for a few speeches in our sister cities in 'behalf of the
candidacy of Congressman GEST.'

Yesterday, the last will and testament of Charles FRENCH was filed for
probate. He leaves all his property to his son Frank, and at his death it is
to go to his son T.E. FRENCH.

A $10,000 Damage Suit
A suit for $10,000 damages was filed in the district court against the
Davenport Lumber company by Frank ANDERSON through Charles E ANDERSON, his
father and next friend. The petition alleges that the said Frank ANDERSON,
who is only 13 years of age, was employed by the Davenport Lumber company
and was engaged in piling shingles, an occupatoin perfectly safe for a boy.
A few days prior to July 1890, he was put at trimming shingles, an
occupation that required an older and more experienced person. That the
company knew that this was unfit work for him. That on July 24, while at
this work he caught his right hand in the buzz saw and cut off the
forefinger and the next one to it. For this he asks the sum of $10,000. -
Clinton News.

A Bad Accident.
This morning at 8:30, while crossing the trench that has been made on Fourth
street in order to lay the new water pipes, one of the derricks that was
being used, broke and fell over, striking Mr. John HOYT on the head
producing a scalp wound and also injuring his arm and foot.
That it did not kill him is to be wondered at and his friends are all glad
of his marvelous escape.
The workmen should be more careful; and not get those heavy iron pipes to
swinging so much that they will break and knock down the derrick.

Police Points.
This morning at police headquarters the number of drunks were not many.

John BROWN for disturbing the peace was fined $1 and costs. As was also T.
JONES for the same offense.

Minnie JUNK who was arrested here yesterday as a fugitive from justice was
taken back to Rock Island where she was wanted for the theft of a dress, a
pair of shoes and an umbrella.

Seriously injured.
Mr. F.N. LEWIS of Iowa City, lumber inspector for the Rock Island road,
while overseeing the loading of a car near the Rock Island Lumber Co.'s B
mill in Rock Island yesterday afternoon met with  a painful accident. He was
standing on the platform watching the saws and slipped off and fell a
distance of about twelve feet striking on one of his shoulders and breaking
the shoulder blade. He was taken to the lumber company's office and Dr.
BARTH summoned, who made the injured man as comfortable as possible. During
the afternoon he was taken to the Kimball house and was conveyed to his home
on the 8 o'clock train. Mr. LEWIS is over 70 years old and the consequence
of his shaking up and injuries may prove serious.

The Grip.
Too extreme precautions cannot be taken in this heavy, penetrating weather
against that terrible affliction called la grippe. Its depredations in this
city are to recent to have been already forgotten, and indeed, many people
who suffered with it last winter have not forgotten it for its effects still
linger in disease of one form or another. Many people have died in this city
of la grippe during the year last past, and more will die of its effects
during the ensuing year. The utterly vicious character of the disease is not
yet fully comprehended and to learn its evil by experience is to expensive
an experiment. People, both weak and strong, whose business takes them out
in the day or night during this damp season, should take warning of the
past. Slow fires should be kept indoors, and draughts avoided rigidly. The
unfortunate person who invites la grippe in the fall, is fortunate if the
gues departs until spring. The host or hostess may not stay long.

The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 8, 1890

An Organization Which Was Founded and Incorporated Yesterday

Yesterday was certainly a red letter day to the music loving people of this
city, as it marked the era of the organization of a new brass band, that
will, in the future, win enconiums from all who have the pleasure to hear
In the past the state band at Des Moines has been the favorite to the people
of Iowa, but now we may have to snatch from their brow the laurel wreath and
bedeck our own organization.
At the meeting yesterday the following officers were elected:
President -Hon. C.G. HIPWELL
Vice-president-Col. G.W. FRENCH
Treasurer-Hon. Fred HEINZ
Manager-Henry RESTORFF
Leader-Ernst OTTO
William HASSE and Martin KUNKEL.
The band, which will be known as the Davenport Band, will consist of from
forty to fifty pieces, and is ready to talk business from this date forward.
Orders for a new set of instruments and uniforms were forwarded today, and
will arrive in a short time. Practice will then commence at sonce and
Davenport will have the finest band in the state, and its name will make it
an advertisement for the city it will honor.

What is Commonly Known as the "Steffen Boarding House" Burned

This afternoon at 2 o'clock a fire alarm was turned in from box No. 24 and
when the firemen got there they found the whole roof of the three-story
building belonging to Fred HEINZ, corner of Second and Warren Avenue in
The upper story was occupied by Mrs. JUHL and Mrs. SASS, whose loss will
amount to considerable by damage of water.
The second story was occupied by John EDMUNDS and wife, Ed JOHNSTON and
family, and Miss PETERS, all of whom will have to bear a slight loss on
account of water.
The first floor was occupied by Mrs. STEFFEN, mother-in-law of Mr. Fred
HEINZ. Her loss will be slight, as the water did not get down quite so far.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but was probably from a defective chimney,
as the flames were first discovered near the roof.
Engine Co. No. 1, had the misfortune to have a section of their hose burst
from too great a pressure of water.
The estimated damages will amount to somewhere in the neighborhood of $250.

The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Friday, Oct 10, 1890


Frank CUSHMAN, of Iowa City, is visiting friends in town.

Mrs. WEIR of Monticello, Iowa, is in the city, the guest of Mrs. I.L. SEARS.

Capt. WALCOTT is expected home tonight from his business trip to Cedar

Mr. and Mrs. M.J. ENGAL are in Chicago visiting. Mr. E. is combining
business with pleasure.

Mrs. Jerome BICKFORD, of Concord, N.Y. is visiting with her daughter, Miss
L. BICKFORD of this city.

Mr. S.A. WOOD of New Hampton; this state, has removed with his family to
this city, where they will reside in the future.

Mrs. Alice WHISLER has returned home after an extended trip through the
north and west, much pleased with her journey.

Mrs. P.G. PADDOCK, who has been visiting friends and relatives in St. Louis
for the past few weeks, returned home yesterday.

In General

The Verne Swain was in and out as usual this morning.

A good linen collar 5c, cuffs, 10c, at the "Why"

Yesterday afternoon while attempting to alight from a Third street car while
it was in motion, Peter KOOS fell and broke his leg.

Oysters and celery at Risleys.

The "Whys" "specialty" fat men's suits and overcoats.

Oysters and celery at Wileys.

Yesterday morning while at work at an emery wheel in the Rock Island plow
works, one Gus ANDERSON, an employee, was killed.

In our report of the death of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHNITGER
yesterday, we were mistaken in the name; it should be Richard instead of

The DAILY TIMES has established a branch office at Mr. John McSTEEN's cigar
store on Brady street, and hereafter, if any of our patrons desire anything
or want to renew subscription or give items, if nearer, they can call at his

Surprise Party.
On Wednesday evening a gay party of young people assembled at the residence
of Theodore GRELLE in East Davenport to enjoy a surprise party gotten up in
honor of a young lady from Mt. Carroll, Ill. who is visiting the family of
They all report a pleasant time and enjoyed themselves with music and games.
A nice little lunch was served and the young folks departed much pleased
with the evening's enjoyment.
Their Challenge Accepted.
Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 9, 1890
To the Athletics in the broom works:
We hereby challenge you to an athletic contest consisting of-
100 yard race
Five consecutive jumps without weights
On jump, with or without weights.
The other two events to be named by you, giving us three weeks' notice. The
place and referee to be mutually agreed upon.
Let each throw in ten dollars to buy a medal for the best performer. Address
J. O'BRIEN. President Harrison Street Athletic Club.
The Broom Works accept the above challenge, have deposited $10 at THE TIMES
office to show their earnestness in the matter, and will name the other two
events when the forfeit of the Harrison Street Athletic Club is posted. Now,
gentlemen of the Harrison Street Athletic Club, toe the mark.
MILLER's Quotations
14 lbs. granulated sugar for $1; Red Cross flour, $1.40 per sack; 4 lbs of
choice tea for $1; tea dust, 15c per pound; kennedy biscuits and wafers; 3
lbs choice rice for 25c; new buckwheat, self-rising and pure; new Valencia
raisens 10c per pound; new cranberries 10 and 12c per quart; new turnips 20c
per peck; Flake hominy at 5c per pound at MILLER's Bee Hive grocery, 319
Brady street.
Yesterday afternoon at the home of the Misses Minnie and Bertha SEARS, 217
Bridge Avenue, was the scene of an elegant reception tendered to Mrs. I.L.
The house was tastefully and beautifully decorated in honor of the event and
beautiful autumn leaves, potted plants and flowers were in profusion.
An elegant repast was served to the company and quite an enjoyable time was
A Man Found Dying in a Straw Stack on the Farm of William STOKES.

Yesterday morning while doing work on the farm belonging to William STOKES,
C.L. HAWLEY discovered the body of a man lying in a straw stack. The man was
evidently dying as his breathing would indicate.
Dr. DeARMOND was telephoned for, but before he arrived the man breathed his
last. On examination the Dr. reported to Coroner McCORTNEY the following
Passes of the Northwestern road found in the pockets of the clothing show
the name of the deceased to be George WHITE, and it is presumable that he
has been employed on that road in some capacity. His age was about 30 to 35
years. He was five feet  six inches in height and his weight was 160 pounds,
with body well developed. The only beard is a light red mustache, the other
beard having been shaved about three days ago. There is no injury of any
sort. Two 1-ounce vials lay in the pockets, one of them empty, the other
filled with laudanum. The empty one came from Smith & Strong's Drug store at
Clinton, while the full bottle bore the label of Darrah & Culbertson,
Princeton, Ia.
This morning quite a number of witness were examined and all evidence tended
to show the deceased came to death by his own hand. The wittnesses in the
case, C.L. HAWLEY, William STOKES, Otto BARNUM, H.F. CARL, and Dr. DeARMOND,
all gave testimony that proved that the man had committed suicide, but for
what cause still remains a mystery.
The following verdict was reached this afternoon:
State of Iowa
Scott County
An inquisition holden at Davenport, Iowa, in Scott county, on the 10th of
October, A.D., 1890, before Dr. James McCORTNEY, coroner of said county,
upon the body of George WHITE, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names
are hereby subscribed. The said jurors upon their oaths do say, after having
heard the evidence and examined said body, we do find that the deceased came
to his death by taking an over-dose of landanum for what purpose unknown to
the jury, which caused his death at about 10 o'clock A.M., October 9th,
Given under our hands, at the time and place of said inquisition above

A Correction
The article regarding Lester CROOK, which appeared in THE TIMES a few days
since, in which it was alleged that he had knocked down a woman employed in
the same establishment with him, and with whom he had a disagreement, seems,
in the light of a fuller statement of facts since presented to us, to have
been more emphatic than the matter required. Upon a closer investigation
into the affair, coupled with the statement of on-lookers, we learn that Mr.
Crook did not knock down or call names the woman in question, and while
regretting that it was the medium of doing the young man an unintentional
injustice, THE TIMES willingly gives Mr. CROOK's version of the affair, in
order that he may be set right before the public. It is not the policy of
this paper to willfully distort or misrepresent the facts in any manner, and
finding itself imposed upon in any way, THE TIMES will cheerfully make
amends, as in the case of Mr. CROOK, who, by the way, is well spoken of by
his employer.

To-day at 12 o'clock noon, Professor William RIEPE passed away from this
vale of tears to that great unknown. The late deceased was living with his
son, Adelbert, on Second street, below Ripley. Funeral notice will be given
later on.
Prof. RIEPE was born Nov. 16, 1816, at Haspe, near Iserlohn, Westphalia.
Graduated from the normal school at Iserlohn, attended the university at
Berlin, and was a teacher for a number of years. He participated in the
revolution of 1848, and with many others, was compelled to leave the
In 1850 he settled at Cleveland, Ohio, and after a few years removed to
Baltimore, where he was several years engaged in teaching.
In 1857 he came to Davenport, where he has since been well known as an
active instructor. He was in charge of the German instruction in the city
schools for some years and served with great success. He was for some time
conductor of the Thalia Musical Society.
He was one of the half dozen who organized the Davenport Academy of Natural
Sciences; was always a member of the board of trustees and an active,
earnest working member to the day of his death, and will be greatly missed
in their councils.
He was a man of the most tender sympathies, kind-hearted and unselfish, ever
ready to do an act of kindness, and a most affectionate man in his own
He leaves a wife and one son, Adelbert, a druggist, and two daughters, Mrs.
Melanie WEYMANN now of New York, who will be here Saturday evening, and a
younger daughter, Clara, at home.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHNITGER, 1301 East From street, is darkened
by the shadow of death. Their little son, Richard Benton, died yesterday,
after an illness of 10 days, of dysentery. He was 22 months of age, and the
only son. The funeral service will be held from the family residence
to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Resolutions of Respect
At the regular meeting of Davenport Lodge No. 441, I.O.G.T., held Oct. 1,
1890, the following resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, An all-wise Providence has taken from our midst our friend and
brother, J.H. CARTER, who departed this life on the 23d day of September
1890, and
WHEREAS, In his death this lodge has lost one of its most honored
members,and one who to know was to love and respect, Therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we tender to the family of our deceased brother our heartfelt
sympathy and condolence in their hour of sorrow.
RESOLVED, That the charter of the lodge be draped in mourning for the period
of thirty days, and further
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of the
lodge, a copy sent under seal of the lodge to the bereaved family, and also
that the city papers be requested to publish the same.
J.H. DOXSEE, Mrs. Emma DALY, Mrs. Sylvia QUEEN. Committee.

Of Interest to Cigarette Smokers
The main reason why the cigarette obtains so fatal a power over young men is
because of the opium in it. The little paper roll seems to soothe, when in
fact it is paralyzing the very forces of life. A confirmed cigarette smoker
shows the appearance and actions of the opium eater. Misery, insanity or
death, one or the other, is sure to result. Such are some of the recent
occurrences connected with the dangerous habit. A dozen boys made insane by
cigarette smoking have within a short time been confined in the Napa (Cal.)
hospital for the insane. Walter FLETCHER died at Louisville the other day of
cigarette poisoning. The brightest boy in his class, he began a year ago to
smoke, and had been smoking from fifty to sixty a day. he was striken down
with heart disease, directly brought on by smoking. A boy of sixteen died in
Philadelphia. His habit was to smoke twenty a day. A post mortem showed that
death was due to congestion of the brain from cigarette poison. A fine young
man of Troy drops dead. After his death one of his veins burst-the blood was
as black as ink. Several physicians said it was cigarette poisoning. We
respectfully present the above facts to the consideration of the young men
of Davenport who are addicted to this pernicious habit.

The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, Oct 27, 1890


Hans VON KOECHRITZ, a young German known among his acquaintances as Hans
BUCKHOUSE went to Rock Island Saturday night to attend a fair, and was
killed coming home.
He went over with a number of young men and remained there until the eleven
o'clock car left for this city. In the party were H.H. BERG, Edward
to Moline to hear Tom REED and the party met at the station in time to catch
the late car. Coming across the bridge the boys were on the rear platform
and just as they left the Davenport and, descending Second street, opposite
the Bridge House, a couple of the boys jumped off the rear platform and run
ahead to catch the forward platform.
Whether or not KOESCHRITZ was going to do the same thing never will be
known, but a few seconds afterwards one of the boys look back and saw a body
lying on the pavement.
The car was stopped and the passengers went back. It was found to be
KOESCHRITZ and he was insensible. he was taken to the Bridge House and
afterwards removed to his home, 506 Farnum street. Dr. McCORTNEY was called
in his capacity as a physician and found the young man past all aid. His
neck was broken and he breathed heavily and had a very irregular pulse. He
did not regain consciousness and died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning.
Several physicians were in attendance before his death, and it was found
that a blood vessel had been ruptured under the scalp and it has bled
profusely. Concussion of the brain had resulted and the skull was found to
have been fractured.
Coroner McCORTNEY summoned a jury at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
consisting of Joseph GIMBEL, Michael RAPHAEL and Michael CROWE, and they
viewed the body. This morning at 10 o'clock a post mortem examination of the
body was made and the testimony of the four witnesses on the car was taken.
The jury then adjourned until 4:30 this afternoon, when a verdict will be
rendered. It is safe to predict that death resulted from an accident and on
one will be held responsible.
The unfortunate young man was twenty-five years of age and was an employee
of the Eagle Works. He is spoken of as an industrious young man and his
death is a severe blow to his widowed mother. He at one time resided in
Milwaukee, his mother then being the wife of Mr. KOESCHRITZ, who died in
that city. She then went back to her native home in Germany, but soon
afterward returned and settled in Davenport. Here she married a Mr.
BUCKHOUSE, who died a few years ago, and the mother was left dependent on
her son, Hans.
It is an unfortunate affair, and the mother has the sympathy of scores of

The Inmates of MARTEN's Place Show Fight and the Trial Now in Progress

Chief KESSLER and Officer WAFER dropped in on John MARTENS' joint late
Saturday night and surprised seven fellows who were braced up behind stacks
of white chips. The card shufflers run in were John MARTENS, the proprietor,
This mroning the gamblers decided to stand a trial and city attorney FISHER
filed out the warrants. The fellows took a change of venue, and the case is
set for trial at 'Squire PETERS. It took some time to make out the papers
necessary to the change and the case is now on trial. The gamblers are being
defended by Attorney HUBBELL and the every inch of ground i s being fought.
Two Fires.

This forenoon an alarm of fire was rung in from Rock Island street which was
located at teh residence at 1510, occupied by Mr. G.R. CLARK and owned by
William HENDER. The fire originated from a spark from another chimney and
$5.00 will cover the damage.
Last night an alarm was rung in from box 36, and the fire was located at
WEYERHAUSER & DENKMAN's mill on East Front street. A spark from the furnace
caught on the roof of the shaving shed. Hose from the mill was land and
succeeded in extinguishing the incipient blaze. The fire department laid
hose but it was not needed.
Married Ten Years
Mr. B.C. WOOD, president of the Iowa Business College, has been married ten
years yesterday and about twenty of his friends and acquaintances surprised
Mr. and Mrs. WOOD at the home of the former's father, 313 Main street. The
faculty of the college was well represented and the event was celebrated in
an elaborate manner.
Again At His Desk
City clerk J.L. HEBERT is at his desk again after a week's business trip at
Independence. Joe was recently elected Secretary of the Davenport Fair
association and has been attending the races at Independence, getting
pointers on racing over the tile-shaped track and advertising our fair at
the same time. He says the races were all right.
A Church Dedicated
The New First M.E. church in Rock Island was dedicated yesterday, a large
congregation being present at each service. The dedicatory sermon was
delivered by Rev. J.B. IVES, D.D. of Auburn, N.Y. and is pronounced a fine
effort. The music was especially prepared for the occasion, ans was under
the direction of Prof. HOUSEL.
Won't Interfere With Housework
Mrs. C.E. HIRST, National President of the Ladies G.A.R. in a general letter
issued recently announces the official roster. Iowa gets but one little
office, Mrs. L. MOORE of Des Moines becomes a member of the badge committee.
Got Thirty Days
Thomas LANE went into EMERSON & Cos. ten cent store Saturday and carried
away a clock and three autograph albums. He was given a hearing this morning
and sentenced to jail for 30 days.

The Times
Tuesday, October 28, 1890

The City


Mrs. E. W. BURNS of De Witt is visiting her parents Mr. and Mars. GAINEY, 924 Eastern Avenue.

Rev. J. S. MCINTYRE, pastor of the Fourteenth street Methodist church left yesterday morning for Nebraska, here he will stump the state in the interest of the Constitutional Amendment.

Mrs. BUSHNELL of Quincy is in the city to attend the BUSHNELL-BORCHERDT wedding which occurs Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. PARKER will arrive tomorrow.

In General

A marriage license has been issued to Jochim KOETZEN and Katharine WIEBKE.

Squire KAUFMANN is suffering from an attack of the rheumatism.

Bookcases and sideboards at extra low prices at G. E. KNOSTMAN & Son.

Two children of Mrs. STRUCK are recovering from the diphtheria.

Dr. LESSER, 1109 W. 2d St. Tel. 203. Specialist for skin and sexual diseases.

The police have been notified to keep on the lookout for a horse thief who registered at the Rock Island House across the river Saturday as William SIMMONS, of Muncie, Ind. He rented a shot-gun and a horse and buggy in that city and has since been counted as among the missing.

A case that has been promising to give Squire PETERS a job for the past week is that of ALVORD vs. ALVORD. It is a family quarrel and some one has got to keep the peace. The case was to come up to-day, but the parties gave notice that they would continue until Nov. 15. The parties are from Pleasant Valley.

The daughter of John PASH, a colored citizen of Harrison Street, went to the police station yesterday with a sad tale of woe about how her father had been beating her. She said her father got mad and flourished a knife pretty freely. Her head was swollen and her face and arm were cut. This morning the girl refused to enter a written complaint against her pa and the case was dropped.

Still another man has faith in Davenport's prosperity, and that is George MATERN, who, having been employed in Chicago recently, has returned and purchased Frank MAEHR'S confectionary and ice cream parlors at 323 West Third street. He will carry a full line of the finest candies, cigars and masquerade costumes and masks. George is well known here from a dozen to fourteen years' former residence, and deserves success.

Meeting of the Philologians

 regular meeting of the Philologian society will be held this evening at the G. A. R. hall and Mr. Joe GWYNN, the gentlemanly young assistant at the Signal Service office, will deliver the opening address on "The Coming Era". The following is the programme:

Address-"The Coming Era"-J. O. GWYNN.

Discourse-"Total Abstinence as a Virtue"-Henry THUENEN, JR.

Short Lecture-"Our Approach to Plutocracy."-W. H. CAMPBELL.

Debate-"Resolved that Women exercise the Right of Suffrage."

Affirmative-Louis BLOCK and B. S. TOMSON.

Negative-H. S. BOUDINOT and Gus FICKE.

Died in Denver

The sad news has been received in this city of the death of John SHEEHY, who was well known here, as he was born and raised in Davenport. Although his death was not unexpected, the news will nevertheless, be a shock to his many friends in the city. Before his departure for Denver, he had long been employed at the Rock Island shops at his trade, that of machinist, and was held in the highest esteem by his follow employees. With his bereaved wife are left three young children to mourn his untimely death. Mr. SHEEHY'S mother also survives him. The interment was in Denver.

Says He is All Right

Judge W. F. BRANNAN came up from Muscatine yesterday afternoon, and during the remainder of the week, he will listen to a great deal of testimony in the well known case of Julia A. CARROLL and William D. STOKES vs. Young STOKES.

Young STOKES, who resides in Pleasant Valley township, is 79 years of age, and at present has a temporary guardian in the person of James DYER, and the present suit was brought by the son and daughter of Mr. STOKES for the appointment of a permanent guardian, the children claiming that their father, by reason of his extreme age and failing eyesight and his failing mental faculties, is unable to take proper care of his interests, or to look out in any way for his own business. The temporary guardian was appointed last June, and to use an unelegant phrase, the defendant is "not in with the play." He owns about 340 acres of land in Scott county, this state, valued at over $23,000 and the same number of acres in Rock Island and Henry counties in Illinois, valued at about $15,000. The land in Illinois is in close proximity to Hennepin canal's probable course, and of course will eventually be very valuable.

The defendant claims that he is all right mentally and every other way and is just as competent to transact his own business as he ever was. He claims his business ideas are as sound as a dollar and he is thoroughly able to look out for himself.

The attorneys for the plaintiffs are Messrs. BILLS and HAAS. Mr. STOKES is defended by Messrs. COOK & DODGE and A. P. MCGUIRK.

There are about forty-five witnesses subpoenaed for the defense and about twenty-five for the plaintiff. The court was adjourned at noon.



Mrs. Martha HOUGHTON, an aged and highly respected lady residing at 124 West Locust street, passed away at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. The deceased was a little more than 74 gears of age, and had been ill but about three weeks. No special name was assigned to her disease, but it was a general breaking down of a rugged constitution, caused from nervous affection. She was a charitable, church loving woman, who in her day had done a great deal of good for the poor and helpless. In a large field her presence will be sadly missed, for those who knew and loved her. She leaves to mourn their loss, two children-William RIGBY and Mrs. D. W. CLOW.

Mrs. HOUGHTON was born in Overton, England in 1816, and came to America in 1838, settling in Nauvo (sic), ILL, where she married John RIGBY. Nine years after this event she came to Davenport-in 1751 (sic)- and here her husband died in 1853. In 1855 she was again married, her second husband being William HOUGHTON, a well known citizen in Davenport in the sixties. He died here in 1867. She was a prominent member of the Latter Day Saints, and it is expected that a clergyman from Independence, Mo., will be sent to conduct the funeral services which occur at her late home to-morrow afternoon at 2:30. She will be buried in Oakdale cemetery. Friends of family are invited to attend.

Is Going To Be Married

Representative Chris MARTI About to Offer Himself at the Matrimonial Altar.

Chris MARTI, the gentleman who resides near Eldridge and represents Scott County in the legislature, is about to do something that will please his constituents. He is going to get married. Yesterday he walked in the district clerk's office, and without expressing any timidity got published. The fortunate young lady who in a few days will refer to her "hubby" as one of the state's wise law makers is Annie B. NEIL, a young lady of rare personal charms and accomplishments. Chris, our regards. Mr. and Mrs. Chris MARTI of Long Grove are reported at the Kimball. They were married this morning.

Was He Sandbagged?

The Jury in the KOECHRITZ Case has not yet Reported-Foul Play is Hinted at.

The coroner's jury in Hans Von KOECHRITZ'S case has not yet reported, and will not until to-morrow or possibly Thursday.

The jury met again at 4:30 yesterday and the testimony of Dr. MATHEY was taken. His theory was that the fall could not have produced his death, but thinks it more like a blow resulting from a sandbagging. At the time the post mortem was held Drs. DE ARMOND, FRENCH and MATHEY were present. The scalp was removed and the barn (sic) was found to be highly congestive. A fracture of the skull from the frontal to the occipital bone-or from between the eyes to the crown of the head-was discovered. There was no depression, it being more like the break found in an egg shell. The second vertebrae was also found to be fractured. Dr. DE ARMOND was of the opinion that the condition of the skull was sufficient to produce death.

Dr. MATHEY testified at the inquest that in his opinion the death was not the cause of a fall, and the sand bag theory is given some weight. At any rate the jury has decided to postpone their verdict until the case is further investigated. The superintendent of the car line has demanded a further investigation and the result is awaited with interest.

Sold Out

I desire to inform my many friends and patrons that I have sold my livery sale and feed stable to Mr. John C. PLOEHN who has been in business in this city since 1875, and I trust all will favor him with the same liberal patronage accorded me. Mr. PLOEHN will continue the business at the same location, Commercial alley, rear of U. S. express office, telephone 278.

Thanking all for past favors I remain,



The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 29, 1890

He Tells a "Times" Reporter of Young KOECHRITZ's Death, Which Completely
Exploded the Sandbagging Theory

The jury in the Hans VON KOECHRITZ case are still investigating the cause of
the young man's death-or were at noon.
They had at that time been unable to find and eye witness to the affair, but
a TIMES reporter held an interview this morning with a gentleman who saw the
man fall and which completely explodes the sandbagging theory.
M.r C.H. HUBBELL, the junior member of the law firm of HUBBELL & HUBBELL, is
the only living eye witness to the sad affair. In telling his story to the
TIMES man this forenoon he said in substance as follows:
" I went over to Moline Saturday night with a friend, Mr. ROLFE, to hear
Speaker REED's talk and we came home on the car that leaves Rock Island at
eleven o'clock. There were on the same car a party of four or five young
fellows who were together on the rear platform and appeared to be very well
acquainted. Some of the boys jumped off and ran toward the front end and
jumped on the forward platform. I did not see young KOECHRITZ jump but I saw
him when he was in the air and also him strike, and I am not surprised that
the blow killed him. The car was going at a fair rate of speed, coming down
the hill, just after leaving the bridge, on Second street and as near as I
could judge the fellow instead of jumping the same way the car was going,
turned opposite direction. Now you know that jumping from the street car the
opposite way from which that in which  it is going, will give a man a
terrible shock, and it is impossible to alight on your feet. Well, when I
saw KOECHRITZ he was in the air and was doubled up pretty well. he came down
on the pavement striking right on top of the head, and lay there very quiet.
The car was stopped and we went back. It was feared that he was badly hurt,
being then insensible. We carried him into the Bridge House and laid him on
a billiard table. You are familiar with what followed, all of which was
testified to before the coroner's jury at the first session."
Mr. HUBBELL went to Coroner McCORTNEY this afternoon and gave his testimony
which throws a great deal of light upon the case and will settle the matter
so far as the sandbagging theory is concerned.

Natalie BORCHARDT to Wed James H. BUSHNELL of Nevada City, Col-The

To-morrow at Grace cathedral will occur a wedding of more than ordinary
interest to Davenport society people.
The contracting parties are Natalie, the elder daughter of Mr. Edward
BORCHARDT, the well-known printer of 1119 Brady street and Mr. James H.
BUSHNELL, of Nevada City, Colorado, a young man who is conducting an
extensive stock ranch at that place. Mr. BUSHNELL comes from an aristocratic
family of Quincy, Ill., his father now deceased, being a member of the law
firm of Browning & Bushnell, the former being Secretary of the Interior in
President Lincoln's cabinet.
The best man for the event will be Mr. J.J. SINGLETON of Chicago, a son of
ex-congressman SINGLETON. A large number of guests will be present from all
over the city to attend the society event. Tonight at the Kimball a spread
will be served the contracting parties and immediate friends, places being
laid for twenty.

This evening at the residence of the bride's parents on Second street, in
East Davenport, will occur the wedding of Amelia, the elder daughter of
August PETERSEN, of the firm of Knostmann, Petersen & Co., to William
HOERSCH, a popular rising young legal light. Both  parties are well known in
teh city and are possessed of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. To
many of our readers the announcement will be a complete surprise.
The ceremony will be performed at 8 o'clock by Rev. John C. RAPP, pastor of
the German M.E. church of Rock Island, formerly of Davenport.
The young couple will not take any wedding trip but will at once go to
housekeeping in a newly furnished cottage on Fifth street opposite the court

Catherine CUMMINGS Asks for a Divorce From Her Husband on the Grounds of
Adultery, Cruelty, Neglect.

Catherine CUMMINGS, of this city, was married to James CUMMINGS in this city
Nov. 8, 1882, and she has had about all the married life she wants.
With her marriage was a dismal failure.
In the district court this morning, through her attornies, HUBBELL &
HUBBELL, she commenced a suit for divorce. Married in 1882, she alleges that
she conducted herself as a married woman should, and in the best way she
knew how performed the obligations and duties incumbent upon her.
Against her husband she brings some grave charges, and if proven are
sufficient to free her of the matrimonial bonds. She says that James-that's
her husband- has utterly disregarded his marital vows, and is guilty of
adultry with one Bridget HOFFMANN, now residing in this city. Not only does
she charge him with adultry, but she says that not less than six times has
he beat and struck her, and several times has treatened to kill her. His
treatment is such as to endanger her life and health and she can't stand it
any longer.
He is alleged to be a man of violent passion, given to uncontrollable fits
of anger, and he in no way contributes toward her support. He is such that
she fears to live and co-habit with him and it is her earnest prayer that
the judge will disolve the matrimonial bonds now uniting them.

It's a Sweet Girl.
Mr. G.J. WASHBURN, the junior member of the Washburn, Halligan & Co., Coffee
Co., came down town this morning with his face wreathed in smiles. He was
receiving congratulations on a new girl baby which arrived early. It is of
regulation weight and both mother and child are doing well.


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