Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: VariousDate: July 9 1900
Newspaper published in: Davenport
NEWS OF VICINITY
Buffalo, July 5
-The Fourth passed without any accident of a serious nature at this place.
-Chas. C. Clark and family of St. Louis are visiting Capt. W.L. Clark and family.
-C.L. Sucksdorf of Davenport was in the city today.
-P.A. Eggers and wife, E.A. Eggers and wife and W.J. Eggers, all of Cedar Rapids, spent the Fourth with relatives in the city.
-Chas. Haskell and wife of Reynolds, Ill. are visiting at the Egger home.
-A.H. Dorman traveling salesman for the La Fayete Cracker Co. is home for a few days.
-The excavating for the new school house is about to be completed and the brick work will soon be commenced. Buffalo will soon have a model school building.
-Miss Laura Hanks, of Davenport, spent the Fourth in the city.
-Chas. Appel, of Davenport, spent the Fourth with his parents here.
-Miss Laura Appel is visiting friends in Chicago.
TIPTON [Cedar Co., IA]
Tipton, July 6
-A serious accident occurred this morning near Charles Simmermaker's mill on the tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in town. Mrs. Myers, who lives on the Zuck farm, northeast of town, was driving towards the mill near where the locomotive was puffing steam, but not moving, when the horses became frightened and ran north along the track and threw her out, striking her jaw and face upon the railroad iron and breaking the jaw on both sides and injuring her in the back and injuring her internally. She was taken to the house of Peter Belgard, nearby, and Drs. Van Meter and Sansom were called. They decided to put her on the noon train and take her to Cedar Rapids, to the hospital, which was done. The railroad people got some written statements from eye witnesses of the accident. The lady had not regained consciousness when the train left Tipton at noon. Her little boy jumped out of the wagon without injury and her little girl was thrown out later, being but slightly hurt.
-The mayor's court this morning had a case of belated "Fourth" drunk and fight, against Dick Stryker and Dave Simpson for disturbing the peace and dignity of the town last night.
Pleasant Valley, July 7
-The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Riggs in Pleasant Valley Tuesday evening, July 3, bearing away their little daughter, aged 12 years 10 months and 12 days. Inflammatory rheumatism and heart troubles were the cause of her death. The deceased wasborn in Pleasant Valley where she spent her short life. For seventeen and a half weeks she has patiently suffered when at last the Master saw fit to take her to himself. The deceased leaves her mother and father, two brothers, Clemons C. and Ward A.R. and a sister, Ethel E. to mourn her loss. The funeral was held July 5 at 1 o'clock, from the home of her parents, Rev. Hanna, of Argo, conducting the services. C.L. Schultz, Charles Henley, H.E. Blackman, Alden Blackman and R.E. Lobdell acted as pallbearers.
FRED IT'S BODY RECOVERED
Found Sunday Near Where He Went Down in the River
Yesterday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock the body of Fred Ita, who was drowned Saturday morning near Willard's Landing was found near where he went down. The body was found about 30 minutes before the Winona came along, but as the coroner had not been notified, the body was not brought down on the boat. The body was brought to Davenport during the night. The body was found by Assistant Secretary Morris of the Y.M.C.A. who went up to the scene of the drowning yesterday morning. Fred Ita was 13 years old June 3 last. He was a member of the junior camping party that went up the river Friday. The funeral will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ita, 1522 Brady, and will be conducted by the Y.M.C.A. The interment will be in the Riverside cemetery of Moline. The funeral occurs tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.