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Date: April 9 1890

Newspaper published in: Davenport

At Siems undertaking rooms this morning Coroner McCORTNEY held the inquest announced upon the body taht was found in the river last evening supposed to be that of Jennie WARREN. The identity of the drowned girl was fully established. The clothing and the finger ring, with some personal pecularities, were sufficient proof that the body found was that of the poor girl who lost her life while skating. The jury consisted of Christopher KRUSE, Capt. Charles FREILE, and Chris EHLERS. After due deliberation a verdict of death by accidental drowning was returned. Chas. SIKES, the young man who was with the girl when she met her death, was
present. Her brother, Harry WARREN, was unable to remain at the inquest. He heard yesterday that several bodies had been found at New Boston, and went down there in the hope of being able to recognize among them that of his sister. From that point he went on to Burlington, hearing hte same word from there. He failed at both places, as a matter of course. On his return last evening he stepped off the train while it was still in motion, near the Rock Island depot, and sprained his ankle severely. Soon after coming to this side he was sent back to Moline, whre he works, and thence went on up to Hampton. The friends of the dead girl left the city about noon today for that place. They took the body with them in a spring wagon, and the funeral will be held at that place today, arrangements having been made by telephone this morning and during last evening.

Mrs. Christina KOHL died this morning at her home, 2235 Marquette street, aged 66 years and 11 months. Her death leaves in deepest mourning her husband, Henry KOHL, and their five children, Henry KOHL, Jr., William and John, and Mrs. A. SCHMIDT and Mrs. Caroline KINDEL. The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph's church, with burial at Oakdale.

Every member of this association is earnestly requested to attend, as matters of great importance will be considered at this special meeting. W.D. PETERSEN, President.

- John B. MEYER is in Chicago for a day or so.
- Mrs. F.P. BAKER of Topeka, is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. E.S. HAMILTON.
- Rev. Dr. FLEMING delivers an address at Delmar this evening before the Clinton county Sunday school convention. His subject is as brief as it is comprehensive: "The Bible".
Desperate Characters Make A Bold Attempt for Cash at Julius LEHRKIND's Saloon.

There was an amateur burglary down at Julius LEHRKIND's brewery last night, corner of Second and Taylor streets. The pirates, who are suspected to belong not far from here, got into the saloon through a window which is always left open. They then bored out of a thin partition door a block of wood large enough to allow them to put an arm through and unlock the door from the other side and so gain entrance to the room where the safe was. They were evidently aiming at it. If so they found it a soft mark. The door of the safe was open, and there wasn't a cent in it. They got about two dollars in change from the counter in front of the mirror across which they wrote in chalk, "Rats! Where do you keep your money?" They then softly stole away, there being not much of anything else that they could steal. The traces of their work were found when the saloon was opened up for business this morning. Also a blacksmith's hammer, two carpenters' chisels, a 3-eighths inch bit, a steel brace, and a mall iron rod about ten inches long.
Miss Kittie V. SWIFT of Chicago is at the sewing machine office of T. RICHTER, and will remain there through the week for the purpose of giving instructions in the operation of the new Wheeler & Wilson machines that Mr.
RICHTER is handling.
Our Old Friend FITZGERALD Finds His Way Into Print Again.

The Atlanta, Ga., Constitution of last Friday contains about a column of weather talk from our old friend John FITZGERALD, who went down there some time ago to take the management of the weather. The article alludes to this city as a place called Harrisport. It also says: Mr. FITZGERALD has been here a comparatively short time but already his ability and energy are known and appreciated in Atlanta. The station has become a regular source of information, and its forecasts are regarded with confidence as much so as any weather predictions ever are. He is, in the accepted vernacular a clever man. He is genial and pleasant, and on so short a residence in Atlanta as any other man who ever had the good fortune to have his lot cast in these parts. He is always pleased to give any information in his power,and takes considerable pains to be accommodating to the public. Since his coming the lacol service has been extended and made more practically serviceable to the business interests of the city.
Mrs. H.B. EARL desires her lady friends to know that she has gone into the employ of "the Warren Brown company", McCullough building.
We invite you to come to our store and bring your friends with you. It affords us great pleasure to show you about the store and give prices and explanations when desired.
Jens LORENZEN Crockery Co.
The Amount of Relief Afforded the Suffering During the Month of March
The report of Supervisor of the Poor Abel, for the month of March, makes the following showing:
There were 130 applicants for relief during the month, divided among different nationalities as follows: Americans, 32; Germans, 45; English, 4; Irish,31; Scandinavians, 9; Bohemians, 4; colored, 5. Relief was furnished the suffering to the amount of 795 bushels of coal, 13 1/2 barrels of flour, 350 pounds of cornmeal. Other relief afforded in cash was as follows: Groceries, $114.85; meat, $3; milk, $4; clothing and dry goods, $17.50; transportation, $5.35; medical aid $43. Three applicants were sent to the poorhouse and three to the hospital. Rent was paid to the amount of $137.50, cash relief was afforded to the amount of $94.15 and $11 was paid for board and lodging. Fifteen dollars was paid for care of insane and $815.22 was paid Mercy Hospital. Of this amount $684.13 went to the insane department and $131.09 to the care of transient patients who were of sound mind but ill.
A young man going to Europe would like to meet party with same intention. Address 25 care of Democrat.
In 10 days Quincy will have street cars running on the storage battery plan.

These searching spring rains are finding the weak spots in a good many roofs. The carpenters are not on a strike here in Davenport.

Iowa City has been struggling along with two policemen. The safe blowers have found it out and several robberies have recently been committed.

John McSTEEN has gone out of politics and into business. He says he proposes to stay out of the one and continue in the other. He had bought the cigar stand at 322 Brady street.

H.N. STONE has about half completed his canvass for the new city directory he is getting out. He is doing the work himself and is sure that it will be right.

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