Iowa Old Press
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Friday morning, February 4, 1876
- Guthrie county has a school where they play "euchre"
- Miss Annie Wertz, of Harlan, starts for India soon as a missionary.
- Kelan Brothers, of Monticello, clothing merchants, have failed. Liabilities, $28,000; assets, $15,000.
- Mr. Phil Banks, lately released from the Penitentiary at Fort Madison, was "orated" on his return to Clarinda.
- Mr. Sherman, State Auditor, has been summoned to the bed side of his mother, at Waterloo.
- Edward Graham, of Etna township, Hardin county, Iowa's centennarian, whose death we see recorded in an exchange, was born on the 31st day of December, 1775.
- W.C. Smith, of Scranton, wishes information of Jane Brainard, an orphan girl brought from New York about ten years ago.
- An old man named Crouse was found dead in the road about three miles from Delaware, on Monday last. It is supposed that his team ran away, throwing him out and killing him.
- A young man named Stratman, living 13 miles from Waverly, started for home one day last week, and the team arriving at the gate without him, the family made a search and found him about two miles distant, lying in the road dead, with a deep cut in the side of his head.
STEWART - February 3d, 1876, Abbie, daughter
of W.H. and Mary M. Stewart, aged 5 years.
Funeral this (Friday) afternoon at two o'clock from residence 221 East Twelfth street. Friends are respectfully invited.
O'NEIL - Wednesday, February 2, at his
residence in Allen's Grove, Martin O'Neill, aged 43 years.
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, about 1 o'clock, from St. Mary's Church, West Davenport.
OFFENDERS AT BAR
The trial of Hans Jacob Hansen, indicted for
seduction, didn't consume a great deal of time, yesterday, and the the persons
who gathered in the court room thinking to feast upon libidonous details, were
badly disappointed. The defendant waived a jury, and the trial to Court was
simply a statement that the defense and the prosecution had agreed upon a
statement of facts which was submitted to the Court. Hansen was adjudged guilty
and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 with costs. So his father-in-law forked
over the money, and Hansen, his wife, and sister-in-law whom he wronged, went
off together, cheerful and happy as three children let loose on a frolic.
The case of the State vs George Kunze, bound over to keep the peace, was dismissed on payment of costs. And the cases of J. Goldner, indicted for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, of D.Eckert, indicted for nuisance of Andrew Paul, held to keep the peace, were disposed of in the same way.
Decree of divorce granted in the case of Mary Deming vs George Deming.
Yesterday afternoon the Grand Jury reported failure to find a true bill against James Jackson and William Neuby, who were arrested in LeClaire for house breaking and burglary in November last. The defendants have been in jail six weeks. They were released forthwith. Both are eighteen years of age, and the home of both is in Montrose.
- The best ice field in this region is Decker's pond at Pleasant
Valley. The ice is twelve inches thick, and there is enough of it to supply the
- An ice bridge is being built. It needs a little more solidity, and then it will be all right. The river is closed from Perry street to the islands about the point.
- The Scott County Medical Society met at Dr. Preston's office, last evening, Dr. Cantwell in the Chair. The subject of diptheria was discussed. The disease is prevalent in this city just now.
- A number of members of the Davenport Grove, Order of Druids, go to Muscatine to-day, to assist in the instituting of a Grove in that city, this evening. John Spetzen will act as District Deputy, and Henry Klindt as Grand Marshal. The Burlington Druids will also participate in the ceremonies.
- Late Wednesday night, Martin O'Neil died at the O'Neill homestead, at Allen's Grove. He was one of the best known farmers in the county. His father purchased the farm in 1852 and there he has lived ever since - succeeding his father in the ownership in 1867. He was forty-three years of age. He leaves a wife and four children - all the children being quite young. Of the four O'Neill brothers who came with their father to Allen's Grove twenty-four years ago, but one is living. The father died nine years ago. The time and place of funeral is given elsewhere.
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