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Davenport Democrat
Davenport Democrat
Contributed by Cathy_Labath

Description: Various

Date: May 29 1890

Newspaper published in: Davenport

GOING A CRUISING
To-morrow morning Messrs. SMITH, LAFFERTY, BUNKER, RICHARDSON, SNIDER, and PARKER, all members of the Irrawadi Canoe club, will leave with their canoes and ladies for their regular Decoration day cruise. They will go by the Rock Island road to Green River whence they will paddle and float down teh Rock river to Blackhawk's watch tower. There they will take to the rails again and come home. The jaunt will occupy the full day. It is expected to be a very pleasant affair.

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Silk umbrellas guaranteed for years-sold at very low prices at ARNOLD's Bazaar, choice variety of handles. New covers furnished and umbrellas recovered on short notice. M. ARNOLD.
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Anything and everything in the line of building material at McCOSH & Co. 308 to 312 east Third street.
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PERSONAL
- Mrs. Minerva WOLFE is in the city the guest of her niece, Mrs. C.E. HALL.
- Mrs. Nicholas KUHNEN and Mrs. H. VAN PATTEN have returned from a visit to Chicago.
- Mrs. William RENWICK and Miss Margaret RENWICK start for Europe today. J. Randall LOWRY of Chicago has been visiting old friends in the city for the past few days.
- Dr. F.L. WILKINS, pastor of the Calvary church, returned from Chicago this morning, and this evening holds the first mid-week service in the new house of worship.
- W.K. WHITE is out among the census clerks at Atlantic and Denison. He will be back in a few days with another lot of fresh information about the mortgage indebtedness of this great state.
- Miss Susie ALLING, a former resident of the city, but now of New Haven, Ct. is on a visit to old friends, her headquarters is with Mr. and Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS, corner Rock Island and Locust streets.
- D.G. SPAULDING, a special revenue agent hailing from some town in Michigan, was here yesterday counting up the revenue office of this place. He has been in the service for a great many years and is well known to the clerks in the offices all over this part of the country. He found the Davenport office all right.
- Mr. James BOWER, of Portland, Ore., is in the city on a brief visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.Y. SCOTT. She is on her way to Paris to complete her art studies. Mrs. BOWER's work is among the best on the Pacific coast, and she hopes to still further improve it during her stay in the salons of the gay French capital.
- W.T. REID, of San Francisco, is in the city, the guest of his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. S.F. SMITH. Mr. REID is proprietor of one of the finest private schools.

OBITUARY.The Omaha Bee tells of the death of James E. WEBB in that city last Monday, of apoplexy following two years of paralysis. He was 57 years of age, and some years ago was a resident of Davenport, where he worked as a printer on the daily papers. He is remembered by the older members of the craft here very well, quite a number of them having worked at the case with him.

While Rev. A.W. ARCHIBALD was attending the Congregational convention at Des Moines last week a telegram came that told of the death of his aged and invalid mother, at her home far in the east. Mrs. ARCHIBALD, knowing that he could not reach the place in time for the funeral did not apprize him of the sad event till he had returned from Des Moines. The shock was a sad one to him though he had been expecting some such news for a long time.

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Tennis belts and satchels to match. A variety of colors. Also new things in leather belts and undressed leather shopping bags, just received. M. ARNOLD.
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A FLYING BOLT
It was not Lightning, but a Bolt of Iron that Struck Gus. KOOS

The mystery surrounding the accident which befell Gus KOOS, an employe in YOUNG & HARTFORD's carriage works, while the great storm was raging last week Thursday, has at last been lifted. At the time all his fellow employes professed ignorance at to the cause of the accident; but it has now transpired that one of them, a boy, was trying to draw the attention of another boy, about 50 feet away, and failing picked up a piece of iron and threw it at him. Had he hit the boy at whom he aimed probably little harm would have resulted as the force of the missile would have been spent. But instead of this his aim was so poor that KOOS, who was standing but 15 or 20 feet away, was struck upon the side of the head by the flying bolt and felled to the ground. Another boy saw the bolt thrown but kept silent until now,and from him the revelation comes. A compromise has been effected by which the doctor's bill will be paid by the youth at fault, and peace
reigns. It was, to say the least, a case of gross and criminal carelessness.
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Summer corsets made of gauze and netting can be found in most comfortable shapes. At ARNOLD's.
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We have just added some new things to our black lace department. It will pay all interested parties to examine these before purchasing as they constitute the latest imported patterns in black laces, skirtings and drapery nets. M. ARNOLD.

Submitted: 05/25/05

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