Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: VariousDate: January 9 1896
Newspaper published in: Davenport
Central Republican Flambeau Club Members Turn Out in Force and Elect Officers
The Davenport Central Republican Flambeau Club held its annual meeting last evening at the rooms of the Scott County Central Republican League. The meeting was decidedly enthusiastic and steps were taken to strengthen the club so that its organization will be even more help to the cause of Republicanism than in the past. New uniforms will be purchased and drill attended to regularly. Social features will also be introduced which will make membership in the club decidedly productive of enjoyment.
Officers for 1896 were elected as follows:
President W. E. HENDER; Vice President, W. J. HEARN; Treasurer, B. H. ELDRIDGE, Secretary, William SENN.
The following special committees were chosen:
Entertainment-C. A. SPOONER, W. A. THOMAS, J. M. THOMAS.
Membership-J. M. THOMAS, W. A. THOMAS, C. A. SPOONER, J. C. CHAMBERS, William SENN and B. H. ELDRIDGE.
Moderate Price Furs
For general wear, utility, service and splendid appearance, no moderate priced fur excels Astrakhan. It is wonderfully popular this year and will be more so next season. Electric or French seal still continues in favor in cloaks, capes and jackets. The best grades cannot be distinguished from Alaska seal, except by expert furriers and are often sold for Alaska by others. Wool seal makes a very fine showy garment and wears exceedingly well. The main point is to be sure you get what you pay for and you can do this at T. RICHTER & Sons, 219, 221 west Second street.Only one small profit between manufacturers and wearer.
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Profitable Meeting of the Society Last Evening.
The annual meeting of the Academy of Science society held last evening at the Academy building proved to have many interesting features. The meeting was called by President E. S. HAMMATT and after listening to the minutes of last year's annual meeting reports were called for, the first being that of the Curator Dr. W. H. BARRIS.
In January last Dr. John E. STEVENSON presented to the academy specimens of pottery, several species of flint implements and a piece of a tree from the celebrated cemetery at Garden Hutton.
In February, Capt. HALL, the life-long friend of the academy, donated three stone axes and over two hundred flint instruments and also one very large axe and a small collection of arrows.
In March, Mrs. William C. WADSWORTH presented a collection of aboriginal relics from Florida but in May the most important and comprehensive of all additions made for years came from Dr. S. C. BOWMAN of Andalusia. To give a detailed account of this would be impossible but a brief summary will be interesting.
Prof. Jerome MCNEIL has presented a collection of arthoptua.
The report of Dr. EIMER, secretary of the association, showed the membership to consist of 72 regular and 54 life members.
C. H. HARRISON reported the receipt of 129 bound volumes.
The report of Mrs. M. L. D. Putnam, chairman of the publishing committee, stated that two hundred copies of Vol. V had been bound in cloth.
Officers for the ensuing year will be as follows:
President-E. S. HAMMATT.
Vice President-Dr. A. W. EIMER.
Recording Secretary-E. BORCHERDT.
Corresponding Secretary-Dr. W. H. BARRIS.
Curator-Dr. W. H. BARRIS.
Librarian-C. E. HARRISON.
Trustees for Three Years-Mrs. M. L. D. PUTNAM, George P. MCCLELLAND, Rev. A. M. JUDY, W. C. PUTNAM.
The name of C. N. NEWCOMB was presented for membership, action to be taken next month, and that of Prof. Frederick STARR of the Chicago university as an honorary member. The latter was unanimously elected at once. Prof. MCBRIDE or the Iowa state university and Mr. A. TREDICK were also elected to membership.
DEATH COMES SUDDENLY TO JOHN LILLIS
While on His Way Home He Falls in the Street and Death Ensues Almost Instantly-His Demise a Shock to His Friends
Death came quickly and unexpectedly to John Lillis last evening, and the announcement of his sudden demise will come as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances in Davenport. For sometime past, Mr. Lillis had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph F Volz, resideing at 616 east Sixth street, and after partaking of supper there last evening, walked down town with his son-in-law, Mr. Volz. He was apparently in his usual health and neither himself nor his immediate relatives had any intimation that he was so soon to succumb to the inevitable. While returning home about 8 o'clock, he tottered and fell upon the sidewalk on Case street, between Iowa and LeClaire. Two young men, J.F.McCabe and N.W. Nelson, were a short distance behind him and seeing him fall, ran to his assistance. A glance revealed the distressing fact that he was in the throes of death, and in a twinkling almost the spark of life left its moral tenement. It being apparent that he was beyond medical aid, word was sent to the station and in response to the summons the body was removed to Halligan's undertaking establishment. The remains were there examined by Coroner McCortney, who confirmed what had been apparent-that Mr. Lillis was beyond all earthly aid. John Lillis was one of the oldest and best known residents of Davenport, this city having been his home for nearly half a century. He was born in County Clare, Ireland, June 9, 1831, and came to America in 1842. After a residence of several years, he came to Davenport in 1851 and shortly after engaged in the grocery business. This he continued until eight years ago when he retired in favor of his son, William M Lillis. Subsequently he was engaged in the commission business in Chicago for several years, but returned to Davenport sometime ago, making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Volz, the greater portion of the time. At various times he has filled positions of municipal trust, having been city clerk in 1867 and 1868 and also having served as a member of the council. The deceased is survived by four children-William M Lillis, Mrs. T.F. Halligan and Mrs. J.F. Volz of this city and Mrs. M.J. Kinnalley of Chicago. He is also survived by his aged mother, now past her ninetieth year, who lives with his brother, Michael, at Long Grove. A postmortem was held this morning by Dr. McCortney and it was found that fatty degeneration of the heart was the cause of Mr. Lillis' death.