Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: variousDate: November 13 1900
Newspaper published in: Davenport
LeClaire, Ia., Nov. 13-
..John Elliott returned home the last of the week
from his work on the river.
..Editor Henry Ames of the LeClaire Advance was a
business caller in Davenport yesterday.
..Mrs. McCord of LaCrosse, who has been visiting with her parents here for the last few days, returned home
..Engineer William Keys has been transferred to passenger engine No. 2 as fireman. A.M. Nye has taken his place on the work train.
..Rev. J.W. Weddell, of Davenport, will deliver a lecture at the Baptist church near Argo this (Tuesday) evening.
..Harry Toher is remodeling his old homestead property in the north end of town.
..P.G. Davis visited relatives in Davenport the first of the week.
..Mrs. Captain Zack Sul?er spent Saturday shopping in Davenport.
..Mr. and Mrs. Van Sant received a telegram last
Thursday informing them that their son, Sam Van Sant, had been elected governor of Minnesota.
..G.M. Thompson made a business call in Davenport
..Mr. J.W. Rambo spent last week with relatives in Iowa
..Capt. E.J. Lancaster and daughters Ollie and Alice, were in Davenport visiting last Saturday.
..Josie Rutledge was taken suddenly ill with diphtheria yesterday morning and is reported no better at this writing.
..L. Clements, of Princeton, was appointed foreman of a section crew here last week and is filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of C.E. Lumburg.
..Tate Tadam of Omaha spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rathman of this city.
..Z.T. Wilson was contracting business in Clinton Saturday.
WEST LIBERTY [Muscatine Co.]
West Liberty, Ia. Nov 13-
..Rob Osborne of Davenport, is a guest at the J.B. Luse home.
..Jesse Morris of Muscatine was a business visitor here
..A series of meetings is being held at the Christian church, Rev. Roming an Evangelist is conducting the meetings.
..Miss Lizzie Corbin is having serious trouble with her eyes and is unable to attend school.
..Geo. Robshaw's new house on Columbus street is ready for the plasterers.
..Misses Minnie Lamb and Myrtle Mackiniege of Atalissa visited friends here Saturday.
..Mr. Woodford, daughter Inez and son, Laird, of Grinnell, are guests at the Lambing home.
..The many friends of Miss Lou Teeters will be grieved to learn of her very serious illness.
..Jas. Gruell of West Branch was a West Liberty visitor Sunday.
..Miss Oda Romaine will go to Muscatine tomorrow to begin her work in the school there.
WILTON [Muscatine Co.]
Wilton, Ia. Nov 12-
..Dr. A.R. Leith was in attendance at the Republican
banquet at the St. James at Davenport last Friday evening.
..Mr. and Mrs. Kiser of Cedar county have moved to Wilton and are nicely located on East Fifth street in the house recently vacated by James Skelley who lately moved
..Miss Belle Stutler and O.W.L. Daily will be united in marriageat the home of the bride's parents in Wilton, Nov. 14, 1900 at 7 p.m.
..Miss Collins, one of the teachers at the college, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Davenport.
..Mr. and Mrs. George Nicolous and son Leo were Davenport visitors last week.
..Mr. Kenyon, of Minneapolis, is here on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. W.A. Loving.
..Dr. and Mrs. Henry Mason have returned from Chicago where they spent a part of their honeymoon.
..J.B. McCartney, the wide-awake proprietor of the Arcade restaurant, has been having a severe tussle with his rheumatism for the past two weeks.
BENNETT [Cedar Co.]
Bennett, Ia., Nov 12-
..Ralph Wright spent Sunday with his best girl in
..Mr. Kinney and son of Annendale, N.J. are visiting at the home of the former's cousin, Mrs. J.H. Webb, in Bennett at present.
..Mr. and Mrs. R. Babcock, of Maquoketa, visited over Sunday at the home of the latter's sister, Mrs. George Dilley, in Bennett.
..Chas Eggert was a Davenport visitor on Saturday.
..Mrs. Wm. Goettsch and baby went to Davenport Saturday morning for a visit with relatives.
..Mrs. C.W. Hamilton and baby came last Tuesday morning for an extended visit at the home of her father H. Rogennitter in Bennett. Mr .Hamilton has quit his job on the Stanwood Herald and is now working on the Cedar County Republican in Tipton.
..Ruth Foster returned home from her three months' visit with her sister, Mrs. Francis, last Thursday morning.
..A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Langman last Tuesday, election day.
..E.P. Wingert spent last Sunday at his parental home near York Prairie.
Eldridge, Ia. Nov 12-
..Hurrah for McKinley, Roosevelt and Rumple.
..The election passed off quietly here. This township including Eldridge gave McKinley 148, Bryan 127.
..Arthur Platt returned from Clinton county last week.
..Geo Ramsey and wife are visiting in Chicago at present.
..Peter Duffy and family moved to Davenport last week.
..B.F. Quinn and wife of Laurel, Ia. and J.G. Steffe and wife of Luverne, Minn. attended the funeral of Mr.
..Geo. Steffe died at his home a few miles east of town
Tuesday night, the cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Steffe was born in Germany in 1823. He emigrated to this country in 1859. After living two years in Ohio, he moved to Davenport, Ia. In 1864 he removed to a farm near
Eldridge, where he resided until his death. Mr .Steffe was a veteran of the Civil War, he served all through the rebellion and was in that famous march through Georgia, from Atlanta to the Sea under Gen. Sherman. He was always a
staunch Republican. He voted the Republican ticket last Tuesday, only a few hours before his death. His wife died about three years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Mary Harrison, of Davenport, Miss Sadie and Hiram of Scott county, Mrs. B.F. Quinn of Eldridge, Ia. and J.G. Steffe of Luverne, Minn. Mr. Steffe was for many years a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral took place Friday with interment at Summit cemetery. Revs. Johnson and Moffat conducted the funeral services.