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Daily Times
Daily Times
Contributed by Cathy_Labath

Description: Various

Date: June Various 1900

Newspaper published in: Davenport

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 1, 1900


Walcott, May 29
-A large number from here attended the funeral of Mr. Gasseling in Davenport last Thursday.
-Mrs. Bock returned to her home in Lake Park Monday evening.
-Mrs. C.H. Wichmann was called to Rock Rapids Aturday on account of the death of her brother-in-law.
-Mrs. Otesen, the popular Davenport milliner spent Sunday here with friends.
-Mr. R.W. Behrens and Mrs. B. Schwarting were Davenport visitors last week.
-A crowd of young people from here attended bird shooting in Stockton Sunday.
-Mrs. Fromme and Mrs. Jensen drove to Davenport last Thursday.
-Ben Schwarting was in Morris, Ill. Sunday on account of the death of his friend, T.F. Morrissey, a railway and mail clerk.
-The children's day exercises at the chapel Sunday afternoon were very pleasing and will attend.
-Mrs. Ernest Moeller went to Round Lake, Minn. Sunday evening to visit her daughter Mrs. Diehn.
-Claus Petersen and Ernst Moeller have commenced work on their new residences.

Eldridge, May 28
-Geo. Harrison, of Davenport, spent Sunday in this vicinity.
-Geo. Ramsey made a flying trip to Scott county's metropolis Thursday.
-Mrs. McDowell is quite ill at this writing..Bert Cool, of Summit, was here Friday.
-A large number of the farmers are returning the wireless ??eck rowers, they can't make them work.
-Dan Stevens of the Wapsie was on our streets Friday.
-Mrs. Woods of Davenport and her daughter of Portland, Ore. spent several days here last week.
-Sam Evans and family of LeClaire, passed through here Friday.
-Chas. Key did some road work inside of the corporation Saturday.
-Miss Flora Ramsey was station agent at Toronto last week during the illness of the regular agent at that place.
-There will be a fishing party at Stevens bridge on the Wapsie Saturday, June 2. Everybody invited.
-Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Argo spent Sunday in this vicinity.

LeClaire, Ia., May 29-Miss Grace Cutling has returned home after spending several weeks with Mrs. Marion Miller near Argo.
-Orvie Coe was a Davenport visitor the first of the week.
-Ed Stevens spent Sunday with relatives in our city.
-Mrs. Hilbourn and Mrs. Goodlough took the afternoon train Monday for Spokane, Wash where both will make an extended visit with relatives at that place and their many friends in LeClaire wish them a safe and pleasant journey.
-Remember the commencement exercises which will take place on Friday evening, June 1st! W.D. Wells of Davenport will deliver a short address.
-Mrs. George H. Davis has returned home after several days visit with her daughter, Mrs. Bragonier, near Princeton.
-Ben Litcher made a business trip to Davenport Monday afternoon.
-Miss Hilda Rathmann spent Sunday in Davenport with her friend, Miss Clara Lambach.
-H.L. Stafford was a LeClaire visitor yesterday.
-Dr. Campbell delivered the memorial address last Sunday evening to a large and appreciative audience; and to him much credit is due for the appropriate remarks made.
-Miss Muntz of Davenport spent Sunday with Miss Rose Bichel of this place.

West Liberty, Ia, May 30
-Charles Miller is spending a few days with relatives here. He is on his way to New York.
-Mrs. A Tullis and daughter, Harriett, are visiting Mrs. Tullis' sister, Mrs. Blakemore of Marengo.
-Misses Cynthia Hartman and Elsie Davis were Atalissa visitors Sunday.
-Mrs. Florence Smith and mother of Omaha have returned home after a pleasant visit here.
-Dr. Chesebrough, who has been spending a few days in West Liberty, went to Cedar Rapids Tuesday.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 2, 1900

The History of Grip
The history of "grip" or influenza, can only be traced back, with any certainty, for 300 years. Perhaps its home is in Russia, it retains certain broad characteristics which make it recognizable even under such odd names as the "gentle correction" and the "new delight." A curious description of it under the name of "coqueluche" is found in the diary of Pierre de L'Estolla in the time of Henry III of France as follows:"The Coqueluche at Paris, year 1580.- From the 2d to the 8th day of June there fell sick at Paris 10,000 persons of an illness having the form of a rheum or cattarh, which they call the 'coqueluche.' This illness siezes you with a pain in the head, stomach and loins and a lassitude throughout the body, and it persecuted the whole kingdom of France while the year lasted, so that once having come hardly anybody in a town or village house escaped. "The best remedy the doctors found was to make the sick abstain from wine. To some they ordered bleeding and rhubarb, and others cassia, and finally they found it best to keep the sick in bed and allow them little to eat and drink. They say at Paris that of this 'coqueluche' there were dead at Rome, in less than three months, more than 10,000 persons."

June 11, 1900
Mrs. E.B. Lewis Stricken With the Infectious Disease
Dr. C.H. Preston was advised late Saturday afternoon by Dr. Rudolph of the existence of a case of pronounced smallpox at Hadlai Heights in the west end of the city. The patient is Mrs. E.B. Lewis, wife of an employe of the Rothschild Elevator company. Mrs. Lewis came here last May 21st and had been treated for a cold. On Thursday and Friday she grew worse and an eruption showed itself which on Saturday Dr. Rudolph diagnosed as the smallpox. Since the residence of the Lewis family stands far aloof from any habitation, on the top of the hill, the health authorities have decided not to remove the patient and those exposed to St. Robert's hospital, but rather to establish the quarantine there. This has been done. Mrs. Lewis has two children. Since there is no smallpox in that locality it is thought that she contracted the disease in route here.

June 26, 1900

Ed Eldridge, the Printer, the Latest Victim
The Patient Taken to St. Robert's Hospital This Afternoon- Story of the Case.

Ed Eldridge, printer, was this afternoon discovered to have the smallpox of a pretty pronounced type. He was feeling ill this afternoon and interviewed Dr. Ed. Bowman for treatment. As soon as Dr. Bowman saw him he knew that it was a case of smallpox. He telephoned to Dr. Preston, who at once pronounced the case one of smallpox. This was about 1:30 o'clock. Eldridge was sent to the vacant place on Perry street, beyond Third to await the coming of the Black Maria. He was taken to the pest house, or St. Robert's hospital. Health Officer Jessen commenced an investigation this afternoon.

Another Case
Hannah Walker, who was employed as a domestic in the Lewis home at the time the smallpox broke out there, and who was quarantined along with the others in the family, today showed pronounced symptoms of an attack of thatdisease. She has not been where she could have been exposed to the disease since she was quarantined and she has not been in a position to cause others to be exposed.

June 27, 1900

Iceman Works All Day After Having Broken Out With Disease
City Physician Anticipates No Further Spread of the Disease at Present

How would you like to be the iceman? That is, the iceman, who had the smallpox yesterday that went around delivering the crystal while he was broken out? The iceman is not in a dangerous condition nor is he scared, but there are a few people who have been getting ice from No. 2 of the Davenport Ice company, who wish the driver had not been afflicted with the disease. It all happened in this way. Ed Eldridge, who was taken to the pest house yesterday, said he had a "pal", whose name was William Klabiker, who was broken out with smallpox, or at least with the same disease he had, and that he was delivering ice. The health officer, to whom he told the story, at once set out to look for wagon No. 2 of the Davenport Ice company, but he did not find the man till evening at the close of the day's business. The man was then taken to the pest house.

Ernst Moeller's Story
Ernst Moeller is the driver of wagon No. 2 of the Davenport Ice
company, of which Nic Albrecht and John Henzelmann are the proprietors. He said to a Times reporter this morning: "I did not know the man's name, although he worked for three weeks with me. He came from Peoria. His neck, all under the chin and under his ears was broken out, and he thought it was from poisoning from a cheap shirt. I thought it was the barbers' itch. Yesterday it was much better than it was the day before, and it was only last night that he was taken out to the pest house."

The Route of Wagon No. 2
The route of wagon No. 2 is principally in the saloon and German boarding house district of this city. Few believed that the iceman had the smallpox along the beat of the wagon to which he was attached, and it is thought that a cheap shirt worn by him, and which lost its color through perspiration, coupled with a closely shaven neck, was chiefly responsible for the eruption whcih is alleged was not pistular.

What Health Inspector Says.
Health Inspector Jessen says that the man has been vaccinated, it not being though that he had a case of smallpox. "If the vaccination takes," said he, "we will have sufficient proof that he has not the smallpox." The police do not like the statement of the press to the effect that the police patrol, or ambulance, was used to take Ed Eldridge, the smallpox victim, to the pest house. The patrol was not used for such a purpose. Health Officer Jessen said that this afternoon that the man came from Joliet and not from Peoria, as Ernest Moeller stated. He also said that as soon as the vaccination proves to be effective, which will be in a week, theman will be released.

A Local Scare.
Over in the Democrat office where Ed Eldridge spent some of his time at work or loafing, there were a number of men who thought they might have been exposed to the disease and all were vaccinated this morning.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 8, 1900

Orphan's Home Graduates
Judge Kinne Presides Over the Exercises This Afternoon
There was a large audience assembled in the dining room of the Orphans' Home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock to witness the graduation of Flora Jack, Minnie Marie Groenwalt, Henry Whitman and Clarence Clinton Cage. The audience was composed of the children of the home, a number of visitors from out of the city and the people of Davenport who are interested in the work. The dining room was well filled. Judge Kinne presided at the exercises. Among those from out of the city in attendance were Mrs. and Mrs. Judge Kinne, Mrs. Bernhardt Murphy of vinton and Dr. Worden who is president of the board of charities in Michigan.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 14, 1900


New Liberty, Ia., June 12- The farmers were blessed with a nice shower of rain lately which is of great benefit.-
Some of our young folks attended the dance at Dixon Saturday evening and report a splendid time.
-Willie Thiering and Johnnie Rath were visitors at the home of Will Sievers last Sunday.
-Born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Suhl a son.
-Frank Voss was seen out driving down south again yesterday. We understand some of our young men on "Smaky hill road" hold a lodge and meetings every Saturday evening. Many are anxious to know what their lodge consists of and if they are looking for new members.

Eldridge, Ia, June 12- The farmers of this locality would all welcome ashower of rain as the crops need rain soon, although nothing is suffering yet.
-We understand that there will be a picnic and grand celebration held at Long Grove on teh 14th and are glad to hear it.
-Dr. C.T. Kemmerer went to Iowa City last week.
-Found- Two ladies spring jackets, one light gray and the other dark green. Owner can have same by calling at meat market and proving property.
-Several from here visited the ruins of the train wreck near Big Rock Saturday night.
-Two of the Richter's sewing machine men canvassed our town Monday.
-The German Vogel Scutzen at Boekens was largely attended Sunday.
-George Clapp of Long Grove was on our streets Thursday.
-Miss Sadie Steffe of Davenport is visiting relatives here at present.
-Miss Flora Ramsey was station agent at East Davenport last week.
-A large number of our people attended the ball game and dance at Boeckon's Sunday afternoon and evening.
-Charles Kemmerer of Iowa City is spending his vacation at home.
-Mr. Ramsey and wife started for Sanborn, Ia. Monday morning to spend a week with their son. Miss Flora Ramsey will have charge of the telegraph office here during Mr. Ramsey's absence.
-Claus Kuehl, well known here, died at the county poor farm Monday morning. Mr. Kuehl had been in poor health for several years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wulf of Long Grove and one son of Durant, Ia. to mourn his loss. Interment took place at Mt. Joy Tuesday afternoon.
-Herman Boutonschoen and Emma Schwartz were united in marriage Monday, June 4 by J.S. Altman. The bride is a daughter of Peter Schwartz, the well-known retired farmer. The bridegroom has been a painter here for many years. The young couple will make their home in Eldridge.

Le Claire, Ia., June 14- Mrs. Wm. Paxton left the first of the week for Philadelphia, where she will make her future home.
-Alva McDonald, editor of the Advance, returned from a business trip to Chicago.
- A large delegation of old soldiers and others took the morning train yesterday to attend the soldiers' encampment which is being held at that place.
-Mrs. Adolph Rathmann, accompanied by Miss Rose Bickel, spent several days of this week visiting relatives and friends in Davenport

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 18, 1900

CONFIRMATION AT ST. MARY'SA Class of Fifty-six Receives the Ministration of the Bishop.

Rt. Rev. Henry Cosgrove, bishop of Davenport, administered the sacrament of confirmation to 56 boys and girls at St. Mary's church after the conclusion of the 10:30 o'clock services yesterday forenoon. The class was quite a large one consisting of 26 boys and 30 girls. Rev. J.P. Ryan, the pastor, had sedulously drilled the postulants for confirmation and they passed a very satisfactory examination by the Bishop Cosgrove, Rev. Dr. Giglinger was chief celebrant of the mass and immediately upon its conclusion the bishop vested in cope crozier and mitre and assisted by several of the local clergy began the administration of the sacrament. The sponsors for the occasion were Miss Ella Hall and Charles Coen.

Service Largely Attended
There was a large attendance at the suspicious ceremony. The first communion band of two weeks ago was not admitted to the reception of the sacrament wth the exception of those over 12 years of age. The following are those who received the sacrament which indues with the Holy Ghost and his seven-fold gifts:

Boys' Class
Masters-Thomas Joseph O'Brien, Edward Thomas Kurtenacker, John LeRoy Condon, John Bertram Nolan, John Raymond Hall, James Edward Delaney, John Charles Manuck, Francis Joseph Kane, William John Flannigan, George Hermann, Francis Benedict Harrington, Alphonsus Ligouri O'Donnell, Frank Joseph Widigen, Eugene Vincent Denault, Michael Francis Werthmann, James Francis McGrath, Alexander John Burden, Michael Joseph Ronan, Joseph Anthony Collins, Walter William Walsh, Henry Delor Groves, Hugo August Schoendelen, Edward James McManus, William John Schasser, Thomas Francis Bennett and John Joseph Hass.

Girls' Class
Misses- Mary Edna Duve, Mary Josephine Widgen, Anna Irene Kelley, Anna Catherine Lavery, Marie Myrtle Coons, Anna Margaret Welsh, Agnes Adelaide Kupper, Mary Narcissa Walsh, Rosa T. Hawkur, Mary Bridget Mahan, Mary Frances Clara Toher, Mary Frances DeSales O'Connor, Ellen Isabella Huber, Clare Agnes Daily, Olive Mary Huber, Theresa Benedicta Porth, Ellen Martins Hassett, Ann Veronica McDonough, Naomi Agnes Kelley, Frances Elsie Porth, Mary Gertrude Agnes Whalen, Florence DeSales Trainer, Mary Dora Epping, Mary Amelia Rogge, Gertrude Nora Welsh, Mary Elen Agnella Martinelli, Josephine Elizabeth Grothaus, Mary Zeman and Mary Miller.

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