Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
January 17, 1899
- Preston was the scene of a disastrous fire on Sunday night which destroyed
H.C. Bate's blacksmith shop, and the wagon shop and implement warehouse of
F.H. French were also burned down.
- Rev. Ernst Schuette, D.D., pastor of the First German Presbyterian church
of Dubuque, has resigned and accepted a call to the pastorate of a church in
- Thomas Carmody, one of the oldest engineers on the Wabash road, running
between Moberly, Mo., and Ottumwa, was fatally stabbed at Kirksville, Mo,
while oiling his engine. His assailant was Theodore Sparkman, a discharged
fireman from the Wabash, who formerly fired for Carmody.
- The heirs of the late Wm. T. Mitchell of Clinton, have settled with the
Northwestern Railroad company, receiving $2,050 as damages for the loss of
the father and husband, who was killed recently by being run down by a
Northwestern switch engine.
- The three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Debhard Miller of Clinton, was
seriously bitten by two dogs on Sunday. His face was badly lacerated, one
wound being over two and a half inches long.
- Mrs. Elenor Smith, aged 71 years, of Muscatine, died of paralysis Sunday
- D. Heimermann, aged 79 years, a prominent resident of Dubuque, died
- Overseer of the Poor Jackson of Pottawattamie county, is formerly charged
with misconduct by the hospital management. It is alleged that he has failed
to do his duty in accident and sudden cases of sickness.
- E.D. Fuller of Jewell, was found dead in his barbershop Saturday morning.
Heart trouble is supposed to have been the cause of death.
- The twenty-one-day old infant of Mrs. J.L. Frevoid of Badger was
suffocated by the mother accidentally lying on it while asleep.
- Officers Hanson and Broadus of the Keokuk police force, who were suspended
for fifteen days for drunkenness have been requested by the mayor to resign.
- Squire G.W. Dodley of Iowa City, an octogenarian, died Sunday night. He
has been a resident of Iowa City since 1855.
- Edwin True, one of the respected and oldest citizens of Marshalltown, is
dead. He has been a resident of this state since 1844.
- Robert Brown of Burlington, the oldest citizen in Des Moines and
Burlington counties, is dead. He was 93 years old.
- John Rolf, aged 19 years, and a resident of Burlington, jumped from a
moving engine Saturday and was crushed to death by a train going in the
- Fred Maxfield, a bright young man, was elected mayor by the Neola city
council on Thursday evening, to fill the unexpired term of W.H. Killpack,
who resigned January 1, to assume his duties as county attorney.
- Mr. and Mrs. Silas W. Bond of Iowa Falls, celebrated their 64th wedding
anniversary last Saturday, by entertaining a large number of their friends.
- Thomas Madden, Joseph Franklin and Charles Harper who held up and robbed
David Breen, near Upton, last fall, have plead guilty to the indictment.
- Mrs. Sophia Leonard of Farmington is dead. She was 85 years old and was
one of the old settlers of that county.
- R. McClelland of Omaha, has bought the railroad from Malvern to Tabor,
- Dr. A.T. Weisman, an eminent German physician and pharmacist of Keokuk,
passed away at his home Sunday afternoon at the age of 64 years.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press