Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: VariousDate: December Various 1896
Newspaper published in: Davenport
December 11, 1896
Gent's rubbers, 50 cents. T.J. O'MEARA Shoe House, 126 West Second.
Licenses to wed have been issued to Peter STRUEBEN and Johanna KAIDASCH.
The Rock Island road is raising its tracks at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets and putting in a new crossing similar to the one placed on Fifth and Brady. Main street has been closed today as far as wagon traffic is concerned.
"The Players" in "The Westerner" at the Grand Opera House, Sunday night, Dec 13th. Don't forget the price of admission-only ten and 20 cents.
A party of the B.C.R. & N. officials, composed of President C.J. IVES, Vice President Robert WILLIAMS and Chief Engineer H.F. WHITE spent a portion of the day in this city, and left this afternoon for Cedar Rapids. The party traveled in President IVES' private car, "Eilendale."
Frank MARTIN, who for the past ten years has been an invaluable clerk in the W.B. WYLIE grocery, has severed his connection with that house to assume the management of the grocery department of the Fair store, vice Mr. MOORE. Mr. MARTIN is a capable and courteous gentleman who has an immense number of friends, many of whom will follow him to his new post and thereby increase the patronage of the Emerson concern. The Times is glad to note his promotion which is in every way deserved, and congratulates the Fair store on its good fortune in securing his services.
In the case of Peter GIESE vs. Herman LODGE, No. 289 Deuscher Ordem Harugari, the defendant files a petition and states to the court that said plaintiff has died since the institution of the action at law ans hence is not able to sue. Wherefore the defendant asks that said petition be dismissed.
The last will and testament of Mary BOWLBY, deceased, of Princeton, was filed for probate with the clerk of court today. By the terms of the instrument after the payment of all just debts and funeral expenses the property will be disposed of as follows: To a nephew, Joe V BOWLBY, the sum of $1,000 in money and certain household goods. To a niece, Lucia STRICKER, $1,000 in money with a silver service and various articles of furniture. To another niece, Virginia SCHLOEFFEL, $1,000 in money, the family bible and some household articles. To Edward R FROUD $400 in money and sundry articles of furniture, to Joe V BOWLBY, Lucia STRICKER and Edward R FROUD, her library, share and share alike. The house and lot in Princeton is made over by testament to Joseph V BOWLBY and LuciaSTRICKER share and share alike. The remaining portion of the estate in money is directed to be sent to Mrs. Hannah FARNSWORT, Flitten House, Old Flitten, Petersborough, England, she to notify certain other specified parties in that country of the demise of the testatrix. The unique instrument is dated at Princeton, Feb. 2, 1896, and bears the signatures of Joe V BOWLBY and C.W. PINNEO, executors without bond, and George C GORT, Mrs. Addie WALKER and John VINAL, all of Princeton.
Emma EVERSON has filed a suit for divorce against her lord and husband, Edward J EVERSON. Her petition alleges violation of marital vows and wilful desertion on the part of the defendant. An absolute divorce is prayed for together with the custody of a minor child, Ruth EVERSON, and the privilege of the resumption of her maiden name of Emma GRAHAM. Charles E COOPER represents the plaintiff.
Dec 19, 1896
A Unique Invention
A unique leaf turner is the latest device which the ingenuity of the Davenport mind has produced and to B.S. BAILEY belongs the honor of inventing the new contrivance. Yesterday Messrs. W.C. HOPPE and C.S. BAILEY made an application for a patent upon the new device which promises to fill a long felt want. The "turner" is adjustable to any sized book or publication but is more especially adapted to sheet music. A light touch of the button releases the maching and "it does the rest" without further trouble to anyone. One especially strong feature in favor of the new device is that it turns a leaf backward or forwardand so gently that no uncalled for disturbance or annoyance ensues. The machine is simple in construction and may be manufactured at a very reasonable price. It is in fact, the only reliable and practical page turner that has been produced and certainly ought to be the means of a handsome income to its inventor and patentee.
A GOLDEN WEDDING.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton H MUELLER Celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of Their Marriage at the Grand Opera House Last Evening-A Most Happy Gathering.
The small hall at the Turner Grand Opera house was the scene of a brilliant social event last evening, the affair marking the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Anton MUELLER. The hall was well filled with a large company of friends while the children of the vernerabel couple formed teh centeral figures of the occasion. The hall was handsomely decorated and in the center was a handsome floral altar which bore the monogram "50", and it was before this altar later in the evening that Mayor VOLLMER tied again the knot which had bound the couple together the last half century. As the bridal party approached the altar the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. MUELLER preceded them and scattered flowers in their pathway. After the ceremony had been performed Mayor VOLLMER made a short address and the company sat down to a dainty wedding repast which was served after a season of congratulations and merry-making. The address of the evening wasmade by Gustav DONALD and was followed by dancing and other festivities which lasted until late in the night. The grand march which formed a fitting prelude to the dancing was led by Mayor VOLLMER and Mrs. FICKE, mother of Hon. C.A. FICKE. Anton H. MUELLER who was one of the honored guests at the affair of last evening was born in Osnabrueck, hanover, in 1822 and his esteemed wife whose maiden name was Charlotte Francesca HOLLENBURG was born in the same city three years later. Mr. MUELLER learned his trade, that of a tailor, in the fatherland, and came to this country in 1842 to establish himself in the business. From Baltimore, where he first located, he went to Louisville and while there he sent for hhis promised bride who crossed the ocean and was united in marriage with him. In 1856 Mr. and Mrs. MUELLER removed to Davenport which has since been their home. All of their children were present at the affair of last evening-Louis the son who came from St. Louis with his wife, a sister of C.A. FICKE; the two daughters, Mrs. Amelia MUELLER FRIEDHOLT and Miss Alvina, together with Mrs. George STREITMAN of Cincinnati, a sister of Mr. MUELLER, and her two sons.
December 26, 1896
CELTIC CLUB BALL
The Celtic Social club is making elaborate arrangements for the first reception and dancing party which will be given under the auspices of the club at the Hibernian Hall Wednesday evening, Jan. 6. The reputation of this organization assures a grand success and the many friends of the club are awaiting the event with much pleasurable anticipation. Music will be furnished by Grabbe's Parlor Orchestra with George STROEHLE as prompter, and a very attractive programme of dancing music will be carried out. Invitations which are now being issued to the friends of the club announce the following committees in charge of the affair: Arrangement-M.J. FLYNN, J.H. GORMAN, Ed DISBINGER, M.V. POWERS, J.J. SHEHAN and James P. BRENNAN. Floor-M.J. FLYNN, A.J. SMITH, J.J. GRADY, M.V. POWERS, James McCARTHY, James POWERS and A.P. McMAHON. Reception-A.P. McGUIRK, Fred B SHARON, William GORDON, J.J. DORGAN, James QUINN, J.B. POWERS, William KELLY, M. LYNCH, W.H. SMITH, O.G. MURRAY, Martin REEDY and James RUSH.