Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
Evening, October 25, 1897
Items in Brief
Congressman CURTIS has successfully pushed the claim of Alonzo TWIGGS of this
city and word has been received that the latter's pension has been granted by
The cards are out announcing the nuptials of Albert TYRA and Miss Kate CINADE.
The ceremony will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Wednesday morning at
FLICK & JOHNSON have commenced work on their contract to pave several blocks
on First avenue in Rock Island and they are pushing operations with a view to
the completion of the improvement before snow flies.
Invitations are out for a dancing party at Library hall next Friday evening.
Frank L DODGE being the host of the evening.
Thomas GREEHY, one of the veteran and well known locomotive engineers on the
Rock Island road has resigned his position, as he proposes to retire from
railroading. It is his intention to enter the saloon business and he will open a
liquid dispensary across the river.
Herman H. MOELLER AND Miss Bertha HANSEN made a quiet trip to Rock Island
Saturday afternoon and while there improved the opportunity to secure a license
and join the matrimonial ranks. Judge Lucian ADAMS of the circuit court
performed the marriage ceremony.
The friends of Charles GRILK, a Davenport boy now making his way through
Harvard, will be interested in the announcement that he has been elected to the
membership of the leading senior social organizations in that institution. He
was also one of the speakers at the opening of the college year.
Card of Thanks
The undersigned desires to extend his heartfelt thanks to the friends who so
kindly tendered their sympathy and aid during the last illness and death of his
wife, Melissa STANLEY, and to assure them that their acts of kindness were not
unappreciated and will not soon be forgotten. G. W. STANLEY
At his home at 622 west Front street late Friday night occurred the death of
Thomas RAWE, a sixty year old resident of this city from the effects of blood
poisoning due to the breaking of one of his nether limbs some time ago. The
deceased was the well known mustard manufacturer and leaves a wife and three
children. The interment took place at the West Davenport cemetery at 2 o'clock
At 5:15 o'clock this morning at ther home, 725 Perry street, occurred the
death of Mrs. Ellen HALLIGAN, relict of Patrick HALLIGAN, who passed away
Dec. 18, 1895, from pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks' duration.
The deceased was born in Clonard, County Kildare, Ireland, June 20th, 1823
and came to this country in 1850. She was married to her late husband on
Oct. 27, 1850 at Patterson, N.J. The following year the couple located in
Peru, Ill, where they resided for two years, coming to this city Aug., 15,
1853, where she has since resided.
The deceased was a woman of kindly instincts and her many good qualities of
heart and hand endeared her to a large circle of friends. She is survived by
five sons and one daughter, all of this city, and their sorrow over her
demise will be shared by all who had known and esteemed the deceased in
The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the late
residence, 725 Perry street, with solemn requiem services at the Sacred
Heart cathedral, Very Rev. James P. DAVIS, V.G., officiating. The interment
will be made at St. Marguerite's cemetery.
Saturday evening at the family residence, 418 Perry street, occurred the
death of Miss Mary O'BRIEN at the age of sixty-eight years. Her death was
the result of about a weeks' illness. The deceased was a native of Ireland
and first came to Davenport about twenty-three years ago. Since coming here
she has made her home with her brother, Peter O'BRIEN, who survives her
together with two other brothers, John and Chris, both of this city.
The funeral will be held this morning from St. Anthony's church with
interment in St. Marguerite's cemetery.
Depot Thief Caught
Since Thursday the police have been looking for the man who stole a bicycle in
Rock Island and left it at the Perry street depot, and yesterday the man was
nabbed in Burlington by Officer ARCHER of the Rock Island force. The police got
onto the light fingered gentleman through a postal card sent to Baggage Master
CODY, asking that the wheel be forwarded to C. H. JOHNSON at Burlington. The
said postal was turned over to the Rock Island police, and a man was sent to
Burlington on the same train on which Chief MARTENS sent the wheel. When
JOHNSON, or "C. J. JOY," as he signed his name to the card, came for
the wheel he was nabbed. After being arrested he owned up to stealing a grip at
the Perry street depot and the chances are that he is the man who went through a
trunk there the same day.
The local police would like to make Mr. JOHNSON'S acquaintance, but Burlington
wants him as he went through the "Q" depot down there the night after
his visit to the tri-cities. The "Q" railway officials will prosecute
Other Police Cases
Several minor cases were also on the docket, William PAULSEN being up for
carrying concealed weapons. He was fined $1 and costs.
George WYMAN was given a similar fine as a disturber of the peace, while Frank
GREEN will be given a hearing on the same charge preferred by his wife.
Jim KROWEL was up on a charge of assault and battery, having been arrested upon
the complaint of his aunt, who has kept him for a number of years past. This
morning she refused to prosecute and he was released.
William FLYNN was arrested yesterday afternoon by Chief MARTENS to answer to the
charge of assault and battery. The case is an old one dating from last May, and
may not be prosecuted.