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Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Sep 15, 1890

The City

The Benefit concert to-night for Ferdinand GIESE.

M.J. ADAMS, dentist, 2d and Harrison.

The overcoat is beginning to make its appearance in the early morning.

The new armory is nearing completion and will soon be ready for the inside

"Nacirema" and fall style hats. BUSSE's.

The old bridge across the Wapsie has been sold and removed, and a new one
will take its place.

EDWARDS & WALSH of this city have the contract for the new Congregational
church at Rockford, Ill.

Dr. McALISTER, dentist, 3rd and Brady.

Supt. SCHNITNIGER, of the Holmes syndicate, is extending the track of the
horse cars to the fair ground gates.

The golden rod and the sunflower bloom in the neglected nooks and the days
for autumn leaves are at hand.

Mr. Charles FRENCH, who is at present at the home of his son, corner of
Sixteenth and Ripley, is very low, and the chances for his recovery are

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

A marriage license was issued to
Carl F.T. KOON and Margaretta BRAUCH.
Granville C HAUGH and May M. SCHILDER.
Charles E. RILEY and Jennie LAWSON.

A new walk should be laid on Second street-but never mind, new walks should
be laid all over town. If this is not done soon the city will have a big
bill for damages to pay to some one who will fall and break their arms or

While attending to his usual work at the barn Friday evening last, Mr. J.B.
ADAMS was taken with a stroke of paralysis. Not coming in by 6 o'clock as
usual Mrs. ADAMS sent her son to see what detained him and found him on the
floor speechless.

Says an eminent physician: "So long as men uncover their heads in theatres,
halls, etc., just so long catarrh will be a national ailment and men suffer
neuralgia and bronchial infections. There is no more sense in a man removing
his hat than there is in a woman laying her bonnet aside."

On Saturday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents occurred the
marriage of Mr. Granville C. HAUGH and Miss Mary SCHILDER, Rev. J.F.
GHORMLEY officiating. This young couple are well known in the city, and all
friends join in wishing them a bright and happy future. They go to
housekeeping on Gaines, between Sixth and Seventh.

Last Saturday at about 7:30 o'clock two little fellows about 7 or 8 years
old wandered into the electric light station at Moline and told the engineer
that they were lost. They said their names were Frankie JOHNSON and Leo
LAUGHLIN, and that they lived in Davenport...
New Sidewalks.
There is an ordinance in this city providing that no person or persons shall
lay a sidewalk in front of their property unless it is of brick, stone or
asphalt, in other words, to say that no plank sidewalks shall be laid within
a certain district. Now we have seen new plank walks laid within these
certain precincts, and would respectfully ask the street commissioner or the
chief of police, who gave the parties the right to do so, as the ordinance
strictly forbids any such walks.
Police Points
F. KNOWLTON, of Galva, Ill., was run in on Saturday night on the charge of
drunk and disorderly. He plead guilty, and was fined $2 and costs.
George HARPER, a professional deadbeat, was found with whips, oil cans,
buggy tongues, etc., in his possession which belonged to other parties, and
was arrested, but upon his promise that if they would let him go out of town
and never return, he was escorted to the end of the bridge and told to
On Saturday evening the boys thought they would give Fred ASCHERMANN a
reminder of the honor bestowed upon him at the convention in the afternoon
of that day, so they accordingly engaged a brass band and hied themselves
away to the residence of Mr. ASCHERMANN on Harrison street, and there they
discoursed sweet music until the "wee small hours."
Mr. A. invited them in and a general good time was had by all who
Smothered to Death
On last Friday afternoon occurred the death of George WERTHMANN, Jr., who
was killed in a very peculiar manner.
Mr. WERTHMANN, who was out in the field with a younger brother, and was busy
plowing, noticed the approach of the storm, and unhitching their horses,
they started for the house, George riding one and his brother driving the
other. When near the house the horse which he was riding in some manner fell
throwing the rider and pinning him to the ground. His brother tried with all
his power to remove the horse, but was unavailing in his efforts. Failing in
this, he mounted the other horse and rode as fast as he could for his
father, who, upon his arrival, got the horse up, but it was too late; the
boy was dead.
Coroner McCORTNEY was sent for and after viewing the body decided there was
no need of an inquest.
The marks of the hoofs where the horse had slipped were plainly visible, but
what caused it to slip, how the boy fell beneath the horse, and why the
horse remained prostrate after falling is a mystery.
The boy fell face downward and death must have ensued from suffocation, as
no bones were broken.
The funeral services were held from St. Joseph's church at 2 o'clock
yesterday and quite a number of the friends of the family were in
attendance. The interment took place in St. Mary's cemetery.
 Transient Guests.

Kimball-F.E. STEBBINS, George B. MORGAN, New York; Edwin GLOOR, St. Louis;
L.W. BALDWIN, A.L. KEIL, Philadelphia; C.I. MILLRED, Atchinson; Mrs.

Windsor-F.L. BREWER, A. WHEELER, T.R. WALLIS, Chicago; J.C. PATTON, Eldora;
F.N. ELDRIDGE, Vinton; J.A. HANLEY, LeClaire; J.H. MAHER, Preston; C.J.

St. James-A.S. KERR, Judge BRANNAN, Muscatine; W.E. WHOPLES, Dr. T.L.
PRUSTMAN, Neponset, Ill.; P.HENSLER, Peoria; F.L. GREGG, E.C. HOWE, New
York; A.W. BARR, Boston; J.C. RATHMAN, St. Louis; J. FELMAN, Morrison; C.D.
Burlington; J.L. MCNAIR, Jr., West Superior, Wis.; W.W. KENDLE, S.S.
On Their Way to the Coast.
Lat night about 9 o'clock, there arrived in the city two tourists, who are
known all over the east as great bicycle riders. Their names are MR. E.C.
ROWE of New Haven, Conn., and Mr. A.W. BARR of Boston, Mass., who are taking
a pleasure trip across the continent. On Aug 17 they left Boston, and have
made the distance to this city, 1333 miles, in twenty-one days. The spent
four more days in Niagra Falls and three days in Chicago.
Their trip thus far has been quite nice, pleasant weather, and good roads
seem to favor them, and they are in fine condition to continue their
The leave this city to-morrow morning, and the wheelman of this place should
get together and escort them on their way when they depart. Both seem
pleasant gentlemen and are hail fellows well met.
Let the club boys here entertain them and when they depart, they will go
with a feeling of good fellowship for our city, in general, and for our club
they will have the best wishes.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Sep 25, 1890

The City
J.S. McCORD is visiting in the city.

John H. BERRYHILL is in the city visiting his mother.

Miss Fannie BEVERLY is visiting her parents at Aledo, Ill.

Miss Bertha COLBERG is in the city visiting her brother, Fred COLBERG.

Mrs. W.C. PECK of Springfield, Mo., is visiting friends and relatives in
this city.

Rev. JOHNSON of Trinity, will move his family here from Burlington this

Frank SHELLY and his two children are in the city, the guests of Mrs. W. D.

C.E. SQUIRES of Omaha, formerly of this place, is in the city visiting
friends and relatives.

Miss Clara CROP of Gilman, Ill., is in the city the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Edward GRIFFITH.

Adam LIEBERKNECT, editor of the Geneseo Republic, was a Davenport visitor

Mrs. H.T. STEWART and daughter Lutie went to Chicago this morning for a few
weeks visit with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. BRYSON of Omaha, are in the city in attendance at the
Bryson-Munro wedding last evening.

Charles EVERTS came in from Dixon to-day to attend the fair. He says that it
has taken that village by storm, seventy-five person being in attendance
from there yesterday.

John N. EVERTS, of Dixon, is recovering from an attack of malarial fever, in
whose clutches he has been lingering for the past week.

Ask your grocer for Challenge coffee.

Don't fail to go to the blue tent on the fair grounds, and see the
five-legged calf; also the wonderful human toed chicken, both Scott county

Call at G. KNOSTMAN & Son's and get prices on carpets and furniture.

It seems that the detestable little wooden whistles have come to stay. They
are croaking on the streets continually and the noise is so unpleasant we
verily believe it would drive away a swarm of locusts.

A handsome line of bookcases and cabinets just received at HOLBROOK's.

John V VAN PATTEN has been stopping in Davenport fifty years, and celebrated
his fifty-seventh birthday yesterday. He has been in business on his own
account for forty-two years, been married thirty-one years, reared a worthy
family, and has arrangements made to enjoy himself in useful ways for many
years to come.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin FORD, 1219 west Locust street, is in
mourning for the loss of their daughter, Mary, aged 22 years, who died
Wednesday morning of consumption, after an illness of three months...

Last night at 8:30 o'clock occurred the wedding of Mr. Robert BRYSON and
Miss Mary MUNRO, at the residence of the bride's parents, in North
The groom was accompanied by Mr. David MUNRO, brother of the bride,and Miss
Dollie LOPEZ made a charming bridesmaid.
The house and grounds were beautifully illuminated and decorated in honor of
the occasion.
The bridal party entered the parlors where the Rev. J.S. McCORD and friends
were in waiting, to the strains of the wedding march, executed on the piano
by Miss May BRYSON, sister of the groom.
After the ceremony the party enjoyed an elegant wedding supper and speeches
and congratulations were in order. The presents were both very fine and
numerous, and well showed the esteem in which both parties were held by
their numerous friends.
The happy couple left on the night train for Chicago and the east, and will
go to housekeeping in Indianapolis, at which place Mr. BRYSON is engaged in

The marriage of Collin W. GARSTANG and Miss Mary SCOTT, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Y. SCOTT, took place yesterday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, at the
home of the bride's parents, Rev. J.S. McINTYRE officiating. There were few
to witness the ceremony; only the members of the families and the more
intimate friends on both sides, and it was a very quiet, withal a very
pleasant affair. The home was tastefully decorated, and the refreshments
were served after the ceremony. Mr. GARSTANG is a son of James GARSTANG, a
well-known citizen, and is engaged with the Davenport Foundry and Machine
Co. He and his bride will reside in this city, which has been the home of
his family for a long time.

At Oxford Junction, Tuesday, Rev. Father McNAMARA performed the ceremony
which matrimonally united for life Mr. James LINEHAN and Miss Beebe RENIE.
Mr. W.H. REILLY, of Kansas City, officiated as groomsman, while Miss Minnie
FORBES, of Clinton, acted as bridesmaid. The nuptial ceremony was witnessed
by a large number of friends of the bridal couple. Upon their arrival in
this city in the evening, the newly-married pair was tendered a reception at
the residence of Mr. John LINEHAN, 1218 Scott street, which was numerously
attended, and at which Mr. and Mrs. LINEHAN were again the recipients of
hearty congratulations. Immediately after the reception the young couple
left for a short trip east, after which they will be at home at Horton, Kan.
The wedding presents were both numerous and elegant, attesting the esteem of
the donors for the wedding couple.
Mr. LINEHAN is a worthy young man, born and reared in this city, now holding
a lucrative position on the C.K. & N. railroad, while the bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward RENIE of Oxford Junction, and possesses the
esteem and regard of her numerous friends.
Mr. and Mrs. LINEHAN will take with them to their new home the heartfelt
wishes of their many friends for years of future happiness in the married

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
29 Sep 1890

The City
In General

Fred WEYERHAUSER says if the law suits against himself are not squelched he
will remove all his mills up the river further.

The Republicans of Rock Island will hold a big mass meeting at Court House
square on Wednesday evening, at which "Uncle Dick" OGLESBY will orate.

HASSE Bros., on Third street are putting in a fine stone walk in front of
their place of business. This is as it should be, and if other parties would
do the same it would improve the appearance of our streets considerably.

Dinner every day this week at Hibernian Hall, Brady street, between Fourth
and Fifth. Dinner served from 12 M to 3 P.M. Price 25 cents. Supper at the
same place during the week from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M. Price 25 cents.
Refreshments at all hours.

A Matter Of Interest.
I wish to the attention of the public to my fine assortment of all the
latest styles in ladies and gentlemen's furs which I am ready to show in my
fur parlors. It will pay every lady to see my complete line in furs,
including the De Medici styles, in capes,which cannot be found elsewhere,
and which is now the leading fashion in all eastern cities. All goods will
be shown with pleasure. T. RICHTER, Furrier. 323 W. Second street.
A Silver Wedding
On Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, Mr. and Mrs. Henry BOSTOCK, of South Rock
Island, were reminded of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding by
hearing the delicious strains of "Home Sweet Home." On opening the door they
were met by a number of their old friends who took possession of their home.
Dancing and singing were carried on till the wee small hours. A bounteous
lunch was served by the ladies, and when wishing good-bye, every one was
heard to say a more enjoyable evening was never spent by any of them.
Mr. H.W. BOSTOCK and Miss Mary WORRALL were married on the 24th day of
September, 1865, at St. Martin's Episcopal church, Birmingham, England.
A notable event of the evening was the presentation of a picture by Mr.
BOSTOCK to his wife of herself. She had given the original photo to him
before their marriage. The friends remarked there was not much difference in
the bride of sixteen and the woman of to-day, and they both looked young
enough to pass their fiftieth anniversary, as all of their friends hope they
will be spared to do.
New and second hand heating stoves to be closed out at low prices for the
next thirty days, commencing Aug 25, to make room for new stock. Come and
get a bargain. J.L. REID, 107 East Second street.
Police Points.
On account of Judge KAUFMANN being sick this morning there was no session of
police court.

On party named J.H. SHORT, who was arrested yesterday in the charge of
larceny, was tried before 'Squire Peters, who found him guilty and fined him
$2 and costs.

John ROHWEDDER was run in yesterday for disturbing the peace, but could have
no trial this morning so the case was continued until to-morrow.
Small Fire.
A still alarm sent to the fire engine house yesterday afternoon called the
department to the rear of BEIDERBECKE & MILLER's store, where some sheds
were found to be in flames. The flames were soon quenched. Damage very
Styles enough to tire, but choice to please, cheap enough to charm all.
Everything here in quality and material, that should be in a perfect stock.
Nothing missing except big profits.
The "WHY". On-price Clothing House.
The funeral of George LEONARD, who died on last Friday, occurred this
morning at 9 o'clock from the LEONARD homestead in West Davenport.
Mr. LEONARD was 41 years of age, and was born and raised in this city, he
being the son of the late Harvey and Pelaige LEONARD.

Estella ROSSITER, of Canton, Mo., who, in company with her mother, were
visiting in the family of Mr. BURRIS, died on Friday night. Little Estella
was only 2 years old, but the death surrounded by circumstances tended to
make it particularly sad. Mr. ROSSITER, the father, has been telegraphed
for. It is a very sad ending of what might otherwise have been a pleasant
Team Shoot Posponed [sic]
The team shoot that has been expected to take place between members of the
Foresters and members of the Clinton gun club is indefinitely postponed,
Mrs. W.B. LEFFINGWELL, wife of one of the members of the Clinton team, is
very ill and her recovery is not expected. Nothing can be done in the matter
at present. This was expected to be an interesting event and there is
considerable disappointment on the part of our sportsmen that it cannot take
County Treasurers Meeting.
A call for a meeting of Iowa's county treasurer's, to be held at Cedar
Rapids Oct. 23, has been issued, signed by S.H. COURTTS, treasurer of Cedar
county, J. BARNHILL of Linn county and Henry C. STRUCK, Jr. of Scott. The
convention is called to consider the advisability of adopting uniform system
of keeping the several accounts in the county treasurers' offices of the
state, with a view of simplifying the work in said offices, and to discuss
such other matters as many properly come before the convention.
300 men's suits well made, sold everywhere for $5. Your choice for $3.75.
500 men's cassimere and worsted suits worth fully $7 to $8. Your choice at
Children and Boy's Department.
150 child's suits, ages 5 to 12, worth fully $1.50. Our price is $1.15.
200 boy's school suits, ages 10 to 13, at $1.90, $2, $2.25, $2.50.
Pants Department.
50 dozen men's heavy pants, sold everywhere for $1.50. Our price $1.20.
A. MORITZ & Bro. Largest and Lowest Priced Clothiers. 121 West Second
Alliance Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Green Tree Farmers' Alliance was held at
the above named place last Saturday evening for the purpose of electing a
delegate to represent said alliance at the state meeting to be held at Des
Moines Oct. 29th, andeach other business as may properly come before the
meeting. It was unanimously agreed that Adolph F. SCHOENING should represent
them, for which he thanked them in a short address. A resolution was next
adopted congratulating the Hon. Jerry H. MURPHY for his ultimate success of
the Hennepin canal, and that we tender him our sincere thanks.
Another Fair.
This evening at Hibernian Hall St. Mary's congregation will initiate a fair
to continue throughout the week. Preparations have been made for a pleasant
time for all who attend, and the festival, no doubt, will attract large
crowds. The proceeds will be devoted to liquidate the parish debt. The
ladies of the fair will also serve meals every day at the hall.
Runs Down a Rider
A driver for one of the livery stables of this city, named HENSON, has been
made defendant in a suit for damages. It is charged that he deliberately
drove a hack over a bicyle [sic] rider a day or two ago. The rider was from
Moline and was here in attendance upon the fair.

The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1890


Fred B. SHARON has returned home.

F.B. HARFORD is in New York on business.

Mrs. E.W. WHITE is visiting her parents in Manchester, this state.

Mrs .Catherine MULVEY has returned after an extended trip in the east.

Geo. B. LITTLE and Hal DECKER left this morning for Ann Arbor, Mich., where
they will enter college.

Mrs. C. REUPKE left for St. Louis on the Pittsburg today. Her intentions are
to make that city her permanent home.

Mrs. H.H.MEEK, of Bonaparte, Ia., is in the city to attend the wedding
nuptials of S.E. McCOSH and Miss Maggie HAGEY, which take place to-morrow
evening at 8 o'clock. She is a guest at the residence of Mr. Jonas HAGEY.

In General
A new $5,000 building is being erected at Scheutzen Park.

Judge KAUFMANN is quite ill, being confined to his room.

A marriage license was granted yesterday to:
Theodore GEERTS and Pauline SCHMIDT

Mrs. P.E. BROCKET has removed to 706 Brady street, nest door to the Academy
of Sciences.
A Case for Sympathy

At the north end of Ripley street there lives a family by the name of
TICHENOR, who are in great need of assistance and help and sympathy.
The husband and father, John TICHENOR, is a hard laboring man, who works
when work can be had.
He has two daughters and one son, all of whom are sick abed with diphtheria.
One of the young ladies is a teacher in the Ida Institute. This is not all
the trouble yet in store for them. The mother, from the care and worry of
those she loves, has gone insane, having lost her reason entirely. Under
these circumstances the good people of this city should at once to and
administer comfort to those who are so badly distressed, both in mind and
Christian people should show the Christianity which Christ tells about and
do unto others as ye would have them do unto you.
The commissioners of insanity had an examination this morning and found Mrs.
TICHENOR violently insane. She was removed to the Mt. Pleasant insane asylum
this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Did Not Mention It

The Democrat, in its last evening's issue, carefully avoided to mention the
fact that the Alliance of Green Tree, when they passed resolutions, passed a
resolution of thanks to the Hon. J.H. MURPHY for his faithful work on the
Hennepin canal.
Such little acts of discourtesy to one of our own citizens, one who has
labored long and earnestly for improvements-improvements from which the
Democrat will reap a fair share of profit-show a very small spirit in a very
small man. But what more could you expect from such a man as the editor of
the Democrat, or from such a sheet as the paper claims to be.
Last Wills.

Yesterday the last will and testament of Timm ARP was filed for probate.
After providing for payment of all his just debts and funeral expenses he
directs that his property be divided equally between his wife and four
children. His wife is appointed executrix without bond.

The last will and testament of Joseph MOORE was filed. He directs that all
his just debts and funeral expenses be paid, after which all his property,
both real and personal, is to go to his wife and at her death to their
The Mills of Justice Commence to Grind.

Yesterday afternoon the adjourned session of district court was convened
with Judge BRANNAN presiding.

The grand jury reported true bills agains TAYLOR, PLUMBECK, NELSON and
Nettie ALEXANDER. The latter for stealing a piece of silk from Petersen's
store. She had no money to pay attorney's fees and the court appointed
George E HUBBELL to defend her. Mr. HUBBELL took 3 days in which to plead.

The GAY case was docketed for trial this morning. After it is settled the
case against LEE and DAVIS for robbery will be taken up.

The case against MURDOCK and MASTERSON for highway robbery will be called

The trial of Charles GAY is occupying the time of the court and lawyers
to-day. How it will be decided can not yet be determined.
Grand Ladies' Fur Opening
By one of the largest eastern manufacturing houses, at the store of W.S.
CAMERON & Sons, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3rd and 4th on Brady street below
Third street.
On Monday evening at his residence, 318 Perry street, occurred the death of
Morse BOIES.
Mr. BOIES was born in Beaver county, Pa., Nov. 23, 1823. He lived at New
Brighton, Pa., until 12 years of age, and it was there that he received his
education. In 1855 he came to Davenport whre he worked at the furniture
business until 1866, when he bought Israel HALL's undertaking establishment,
in which business he continued ever since. He was united in marriage Dec.
29, 1861, with Miss Margaret V. BOWLING, daughter of ex-Mayor James BOWLING.
He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since its organization. He
was a consistent member of the Methodist church for years.
Mr. BOIES was a kind-hearted, conscientious man and always had a kind word
for everyone with whom he came in contact. he was a member of the Pioneer
Settlers association and most active in keeping up that organization. For
several years past he has been gradually failing, and last spring he
purchased a farm at Gilbert, intending to retire and there end his days in
peace, but Providence had decreed otherwise, and when five weeks ago he was
compelled to take to his bed he felt that the end was drawing near. During
all this time, however, he suffered no pain, but gradually grew weaker and
weaker until the end came. Sunday evening he lost the power of speech and
became unconscious, in which condition he remained until death.
He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss-Bessie J., Ella C.,
Warren D., and Lottie M., all of whom, with an only sister, Mrs J.M. LEGGET,
and her husband of Des Moines, were at his bedside when he breathed his
The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
M.E. church, instead of from the family residence on Perry street.


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