Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa

Thursday, March 1, 1860


Having dissolved with EVANS, CHEW & Co., is now selling Groceries Wholesale and Retail, corner of Second and Perry streets, DALZELL'S Block. Davenport, Iowa


Real Estate and Collecting Agents, Davenport, Iowa.

Office-On Brady street, over DEDRICK'S Boot and Shoe Store.

Should Be Stopped-The cutting down of the timber on the island of Rock Island. We learn that the squatters and others have again commenced, and if the authorities do not put a stop to it, in a short time most of the young and growing timber will be destroyed and the value of the property materially diminished. Where is the agent of "Uncle Sam?" Can't he interfere?

A NEW Invention.-Yesterday, during our peregrinations, we called in at the warehouse of Messrs. EVANS, CHEW, & Co., and there saw an ingenious invention for sacking wheat, the inventor of which is Dr. John SINDT, formerly of Holstein, Germany, but for the past five years a resident of Davenport. With one of these machines, two men are equal to a half dozen in sacking grain the old way. We understand the Doctor has applied for a patent. All interested should call and see this great labor saving machine.

New Arrangement.-We learn that Mr. P. L. CABLE, of Rock Island, who has had a contract with several coal companies for the exclusive sale of their coal during the past year, has concluded to relinquish the same the first year closing yesterday.

Pathological Society.-Notwithstanding the impassable condition of the river on Tuesday last, the meeting of the Davenport and Rock Island Pathological Society was well attended. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. GREGG, of Rock Island, and the preliminary business disposed of.

Reports were made by various members of a number of very interesting cases, accompanied with specimens of morbid anatomy. A discussion of a very entertaining character followed, on points of Pathology, in which all of the members took part. Dr. Gregg delivered an address, and reported a case of surgery of a very unique character.

This Society, though so recently organized, has already a large membership, and has collected quite a number of interesting specimens of morbid anatomy. The officers of the Society are-Dr. P. GREGG, President; Dr. E. S. BARROWS, Vice President; Dr. S. C. PLUMMER, Secretary; Dr. J. M. ADLER, Treasurer; and Drs. BOWMAN, TRUESDALE, FOUNTAIN AND BAKER, Executive Committee.

Assault and Battery.-Yesterday, Edward PARDEE, a resident of Hickory Grove, was before D. P. McKOWN, charged with having committed an assault on J. G. BAUMIER, the proprietor of a saloon on North Harrison, some days ago, because he would not give him credit for segars. Quite a number of witnesses were examined and the result was, the Magistrate fined the defendant $15 and costs ($16.65), in all amounting to enough to buy a thousand choice Havanas. In default of payment he was committed to the county jail.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott,Iowa
Monday March 5, 1860

Local Matters

Accident.-Last Saturday afternoon, Mr. James COLLINS, employed at the Furniture Factory of COLLINS & WOOD, on West Third street, had the thumb of his right hand cut entirely off by the planeing bit of a sash machine, when in motion. Dr. BAKER was called in to drew the wound. The unfortunate gentleman is a brother to Mr. John COLLINS, one of the firm.

Our Young Friend, Mr. Charles ADAMS, of the Iowa Book Rooms, has been admitted to partnership with his father in the large wholesale and retail dry goods establishment of Mr. Chas. H. ADAMS, at Philadelphia, and in the Book and Stationery house at this city.

The Last Heard from the Rock Island Pike's Peak company they were slightly in the interior, say about two feet, some miles below here. They were trying to reach some river point to take steamboat. They are perfectly satisfied as to the quantity and quality of Iowa mud without wishing to continue their researches any farther. We think, however, they are utterly unprepared to give a profound opinion on this subject till they try Skunk Bottom. That is our especial pride, especially in the Spring time.

Fire.-About nine o'clock last Saturday night, a fire occurred in the stable of Thomas McMAHON, a drayman residing on fifth, between Marquette and De Soto streets, and in a few minutes the stable was in flames. A large hay-stack adjoining the stable was also destroyed, and twenty head of hogs, which were in the stable were burned up. The fire was occasioned by a lighted candle falling among some loose hay. The

owner, who was in the stable at the time, tried to smother it out, and was considerably burned in doing so. The loss falls upon a very worthy and industrious drayman, who having no insurance, looses in all about $500. The Fire Department, notwithstanding the long distance and bad roads, were promptly on hand, and rendered aid in preventing the fire from spreading. At this as at most of the fires located above Third street, they experienced much difficulty in getting water. What little they could get from deep wells was their only supply. A valuable horse was also burned.

A New Organ.-Mr. Wm. MOREHOUSE started East last Saturday for the purpose of contracting for a flue church organ, which is to be placed in Ste. Marguerite's Church on the bluff. We believe Mr. HOUSE, a well known organ maker of buffalo, New York, is to build this organ. It will be a pipe organ, with two banks of keys, and about twenty-five "stops." It will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,500, and be the finest organ west of Chicago. We understand our liberal fellow-citizen, Mr. Antoine LeCLAIRE, who erected this large church building at his own expense, intends to crown his generosity by placing this splendid organ in the edifice, a free gift to the church.


Messrs. Editors-Please announce the name of H. MITTLEBUSCHER, as a candidate for City Clerk, subject to the decision of the Republican Convention.

Many Republicans.

For City Marshal, R. SIMPSON, subject to the action of the Republican Convention.

We are authorized to announce J. C. TEAGARDEN as a candidate for City Marshal, subject to action of the Republican City Convention.

Palmer CLARK is a candidate for City Marshal, subject to the action of the Republican City Convention.

We are authorized to announce the name of O. S. McNEIL as a candidate for the office of City Marshal, subject to the decision of the Republican Convention.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, March 19, 1860

Local Matters

Rev. Alfred LOUDERBACK, pastor of Trinity church in this city for ten or eleven years, will start East with his family this week. He intends locating at Philadelphia, where he has had a call. The good wishes of many friends will attend him.

Game.-Among a fine lot of wild geese, ducks, &c., Mr. TROUT had in his store last Saturday evening a wild goose measuring nearly seven feet from tip to tip of wings, and weighing 17 pounds. TROUT has some fine game on hand to-day, with all kinds of seasonable good things.

St. Patrick's Day.-The Sarsfield Guards, commanded by Capt. LITTLER, made a very handsome display on the occasion of their parade last Saturday. Their evolutions in front of our office, or the Post Office buildings, attracted a large crowd, and were much admired. The company seems well drilled, and are a credit to the military spirit of our city. They commenced their parade at 9 o'clock in the morning, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, and marched to Ste. Marguerite's church, on the bluff, accompanied by STRASSER'S Union Band. The Band took the choir's place in the church, when the Guards standing and resting upon their guns, listened to an address from the Rev. Mr. COSGROVE , principally devoted to the subject St. Patrick. They were afterwards addressed by the Rev. Mr. TREVIS. After these exercises the company proceeded to Rock Island, where they had a general parade.

Branching Out.-Mr. J. C. WASHBURN, one of our well known hardware merchants, has secured on of the best store-rooms in the town of Washington, the present terminus of the southern line of the M. & M. Railroad, and intends opening out about the first of next month, with a full and general assortment of hardware, &c. This branch establishment will be under the superintendence of Mr. S. P. KNISLEY, one of our most worthy and energetic young business men. He has been in the trade in this city for several years and thoroughly understands this business. We commend him to the citizens and businessmen of Washington. They will find "Sam" to be all we endorse him.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday March 20, 1860


Death of an Old Settler.—On Sunday evening last, at 9 o’clock, Mrs. Jemima BARKLEY, one of our oldest citizens, departed this life at her residence on Fourth street, after a brief illness. On Thursday last she had been out, and upon returning, complained of indisposition. She took to her bed, and in a few days her existence was brought to a close, calmly and with an abiding faith that with her all was well.

Mrs. BARKLEY was born in Ulster county, New York, in October, 1798—consequently, at the time of her decease, she was in the 62d year of age. She came to his region of country with her husband, Samuel BARKLEY, in the year 1838, and has continued to reside in Davenport for the whole of the intervening period, except about five years. From a very early period in life, she was a consistent and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, and was noted for fervency of spirit and earnestness of purpose in pursuing what she conceived to be her line of duty.

This lady was well known to all our old citizens. With those who came here early, and endured the hardships of a pioneer life, she was linked by the strongest ties—privations were encountered and suffered together. The "Old Settler" will miss her cheerful countenance at the annual gathering, and the reflection must arise, that she is the pioneer of her companions of a far off day, into that world from whence no traveler returns. One by one we must expect these venerable relics to pass away and be of earth no more.

The funeral will take place to-day, at 2 o’clock P. M., from her residence on Fourth street.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 21, 1860

In General

Yesterday, John ULAM, a resident of Winfield Township, was arrested and taken before *. P. McKOWN, Esq., charged with larceny in having made way with two horses and a mule upon which he had given a chattel mortgage to H. R. CLAUSSEN, Esq., as Trustee for Mr. Frank PLUMMER. The defendant took a change of venue, and the case will be tried before C. G. BLOOD, Esq., this afternoon.

Horse Stealing.-Night before last a mule was stolen from the residence of Mr. Jas. SAYLOR, on the river road three miles above the city. A party started yesterday morning in pursuit of the thief, and at Mr. Geo. HAWLEY'S, seven miles above Davenport, found the mule, which the thief had there changed for a horse. He had gone into Mr. HAWLEY'S stable, and evidently closely examined the stock, as he unhaltered all of them, and selecting the finest one in the lot, a splendid sorrel mare, worth probably $150. A company left yesterday morning from HAWLEY'S in pursuit, and we hope they will be successful in capturing the rascal.

The Pike's Peak Fever.-We learn there is to be quite an emigration to Pike's Peak of citizens in Rock Island. Yesterday, Messrs. Wm. BELL, Jas. SAILOR, S. GAULT, and W. S. SWEENEY, old and well-known residents of Rock Island, crossed to this side, and were joined by some friends and teams from Le Claire. They started for the diggings. They were well equipped for making the trip, having two good wagons, each drawn by a stout span of horses. If all the folks across the river, who talk of it, depart for the Peak, we shall have to appoint a committee to see after things during their absence. Already about fifty Rock Islanders have left, and about one hundred and fifty more expect to start before this time next month. A resident who claims to be posted, says that three fourths of those going are married men.-"Grass widows" will abound in Rock Island.

Drowned.-Last evening, about 8 o'clock, as the Northern Line packet Henry Clay was making a landing at Rock Island, a deck passenger named David DOUGHERTY, in stepping upon a plank laid from the boat to a barge along side, was precipitated into the river by the board "tipping," and was drowned. Every effort was made by the officers and crew of the Clay. It is supposed he was struck by the wheel of the boat. He resided in this city some five years ago. His family, consisting of a wife and three children, now reside near De Witt, in Clinton Co. He was just returning to them after being absent since last fall, down south working. At the time he fell overboard he had a bundle, or carpet sack, in his hand. It is supposed he had considerable money on his person.

General Notice

Two Farms for Sale Low

One Farm Containing 80 acres-25 broke, 11 miles form town. Also-One improved Farm, containing 160 acres, 8 ½ miles north of Durant Station, 20 miles from town, both clear and unencumbered. Apply to Jacob Weaver, Jr. Hawkeye Store.

For Sale.-A single open buggy, new last spring; been carefully used; with a set of single harness, or without. Also-A very heavy English Brussels carpet, nearly new-about 40 yards. Both for sale cheap by H. A. NITCHIE, Metropolitan Block; Office of R. B. HILL.

Notice. The undersigned having purchased the interest of Messrs. YOUNG & KNOWLES, in the Carriage and Wagon Manufactory, will carry on the business in all its branches. Mr. YOUNG will still be retained with me. D. C. KELLY.

Farms to Rent. Wanted to Trade Wild Lands in this State, for a good farm in this county, will pay cash for the difference. C. H. KENT & Co.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 27, 1860

Local Matters

Unmanly Assault-James GARTLAND was charge by a very pretty girl, Miss Mary A. BROWN, with knocking her down and kicking her. GARTLAND pleaded guilty, and the Magistrate fined him $30 in costs, and in default of payment sent him to jail for thirty days.

Perjury.-Accuitted.-Yesterday Franklin HIBLER was brought before Justice BLOOD charged with perjury in a certain case where-in SCHNAUSER was plaintiff, and John H. TAYLOR defendant was discharged.-For the state HUBBELL & JONES. For the defence BENNETT & WHITCOMB.

Alleged Embezzlement.-Last Sunday Sheriff THORINGTON arrested a young man named Edward A. OLIVER, just as he was leaving church, on a warrant from the Governor, issued in a requisition from the Governor of Massachusetts. There being various reports of the charges against him, we have endeavored to obtain the facts in the case. It appears that Mr. OLIVER had been for several years previous to September last engaged in the hide and leather business in Lynn, Mass. Owing to heavy speculations and the fall in prices of leather, he was compelled to make an assignment in September, his liabilities being about $40,000. After going into chancery he was advised by his lawyer to leave, which he did, and came West, arriving here in October, since which time he has visited Memphis and other points seeking employment. His creditors in Massachusetts supposing he had carried away several thousand dollars assets that belonged to them, sent out some two months ago an agent with a requisition !
to take him back to Lynn. Mr. Oliver was apprised of the fact and left for Canada, and the officer returned home. Another agent came out with a second requisition and Mr. OLIVER having returned to this neighborhood a few days ago, he was arrested as above mentioned and committed to jail. His friends state that it was his intention to return to Lynn and he would have done so some time ago, but had not the means. He left last evening, accompanied by Mr. J. P. LYNCH, the officer who brought the requisition, and Sheriff THORINGTON, by the Eastern train.

Surgical Operation.-Yesterday Dr. ADLER, assisted by Drs. FOUNTAIN and MAXWELL, of this city, amputated the right arm (just above the elbow) of a Mrs. BRIAN, aged eighty years, who reside on Harrison, above Twelfth street. Some three years ago, a cancer made its appearance in the palm of her hand, and all attempts to cure it were in vain. Amputation alone could relieve the patient. The operation is pronounced a successful one.-Chloroform was administered, and the old lady when revived could scarcely believe the operation had been gone through with. In less than one half minute, the "taking off" part of the operation was accomplished. Drs. THOMSON and McCORTNEY were also present.

Police Court.-Yesterday morning John FULLER, the keeper of a small groggery on Front street, a general receptacle for vagrants and thieves, was brought before the Police Magistrate on charge of larceny. Sunday night Mr. FULLER stealthily, in his stocking feet, and in a very unneighborly manner, made a descent on the premises of Peter O'HARE and purloined the following articles: a lady's skirt, a pan of milk, a pillow, a quart measure and a household utensil more useful than ornamental. The Magistrate fined him $5 and costs and sent him to jail, in default of payment, for thirty days. FULLER is a hard customer.

Republican City Convention

The Republicans of the City of Davenport will assemble in Mass Convention on Saturday, the 31st of March, 1860, at the hour of 2 o'clock P. M. at the Court House, for the purpose of nominating a Mayor, Marshal Clerk and Treasurer, to be supported at the Charter election on the 7th April next. By order of the City Central Committee.





Franklin WOOD,


Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 28, 1860

Local Matters

Petty Stealing.-Some scamp, last Monday evening, about dusk, stole a buffalo robe from Mr. Thomas SCOTT'S buggy, which had been left standing at the corner of Front and Main streets.

A Runaway.-Rock Island street was the theatre of quite an exciting runaway yesterday. A horse attached to a small wagon in which were Messrs. KISSELL and MITCHELL, schoolteachers, and a boy, started down Rock Island street from near the top of the bluff and came down at a prodigious rate. The two gentlemen both leaped out, Mr. K. sustaining a severe fracture of-the coat, and the other gentleman being uninjured. When near the corner of Fourth street the boy, who had all the time clung to the reins, saw that the horse was about to turn the corner, leaped out and fortunately escaped unhurt. The next moment the wagon was upset and broken and the freed horse ran up Fourth to Brady street where he was stopped.

Death in the Jail.-Yesterday we noticed the arrest of Job. B. FULLER, the keeper of a small groggery on Front street, for petit larceny, and the sending of him to jail in default of $5 fine and costs. The prisoner ate a hearty dinner, but did not eat much supper. He told his wife, who called to see him in the afternoon, that she must get him out of jail as he could not live there during the night-He had been intemperate for years, and had physically suffered seriously of late from his intemperate habits. He was locked in his cell at night, and when the door was opened by the jailor and assistant in the morning, FULLER was lying in his cot dead. His death was undoubtedly caused by intemperance.-His wife testified that they had come from Indiana about two years ago. He brought with him $1,500 in money and a stallion worth several hundred dollars, but had wasted all in dissipation and died a pauper and in jail.-When his body was conveyed to the cemetery yesterday, she alone fol!
lowed it, faithful to the last. She is left upon the world with three children. The following is the Coroner's verdict:

State of Iowa

Scott County

We, James WARRICK, J. C. HAYES, and C. LAGE, at an inquisition taken at the county jail in said county, the 27th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1860, before John W. H. BAKER, Coroner of said county, upon the view of the body of Job B. FULLER, there lying dead, and having made due inquiry how and by what means the said FULLER came to his death, upon oath do say-that the said FULLER died from the effects of intemperance. In witness whereof the said Jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and year as above written.





In witness of all the above written, the said Coroner hath hereto set his hand and seal, this 27th day of March, 1860.

John W. H. BAKER,

Coroner of Scott County

To the Gentlemen.-Mr. P. L. CONE, on Brady street, between Third, has just received a large and beautiful stock of Cloths, Cashmeres, vestings, &c., for gentlemen's wear, comprising the latest spring & summer styles. He has also in his new Stock, everything appertaining to gentlemen's dress, such as shirts, drawers, scarfs, collars, &c. He has a fist class cutter, who will convert goods into neat fits and stylish wearing apparel in short notice.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Thursday March 29, 1860

Local Matters

More Big Eggs.-A couple of days ago, Mr. J. M. FREAM, of this city, brought
us four hen's eggs of monstrous size, laid by a black Spanish hen, belonging
to him. The largest was just one-eighth of an inch larger than the brag eggs
brought in by Mr. OSBORNE, and noticed a few days ago, being about 6 1/2 by
nearly 8 inches in circumference. But we are satisfied these eggs can be
beaten again, as they have been in the past, and Mr. F. thinks he has a hen
whose ambition will soon be stirred to the task. At present, the town hens
are ahead of the country cacklers, so far as this season's nest proceedings
are concerned, as exhibited at this office.

Stole a Skiff.-Yesterday, officer WENTZ arrested John RELING, Peter
BUCHELMEYER, Frederick MAST and John MAST, all young men. They were charged
with stealing a skiff belonging to a Mr. AYLESWORTH, of Fulton, Ill., who
missed the skiff yesterday morning, and came on down the river in search of
it. He found it at the levee with the above-named crew. They were taken
before D. P. McKOWN, Esq., and John and Fred MAST were found guilty of
stealing the skiff. In default of paying $5 fine and costs $4.75 each, they
were sent to jail. The other young chaps were discharged, they proving they
were only way-passengers.

A Family Muss.-An Irish couple living in a very respectable neighbor hood,
on Eight street near Perry, are much given to drinking bad liquor,
occasionally resulting in a nice family muss. Yesterday afternoon both
partook of their favorite strychnine beverage, and in the middle of the
afternoon the whole neighborhood was startled by a genteel fracas in the
family of Mr. ROACH. The woman was in the family of Mr. ROACH. The woman was
knocked in the head and dragged around by her husband, and she finally
appeared to the view of the neighbors, comprising a Sewing Society of
ladies, with her head and neck streaming with blood. Finally, an officer
arrived, and getting assistance secured the man and took him to jail, the
woman, with a child at the breast, refusing to budge. The officer and
assistants returned, but concluded to let her remain for the night, her
children being taken charge of by neighbors. The woman, to save her husband,
declared she had fallen down the cellar and cut
 her head, after having been struck with an axe! This couple are a serious
nuisance to the neighborhood, and should be at once removed. They have been
supported by charity during the winter, and every cent of money they get is
spent for whiskey. The woman and children should be sent to the poor-house,
and the man put at work. As she will give no evidence against him, we
suppose he will again be turned loose on the community today.

The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Friday March 30, 1860

Local Matters

Dried Fruits.-Mr. Jacob WEAVER, at the old Hawkeye store, has just received
some extra nice dried fruits, such as cherries, blackberries, currants, &c.,
remarkable fresh, and admirably adapted for pies, stewing, &c. We call the
attention of our family ladies to them. He has also the finest dried apples
and peaches.

Manure.-There are almost hundreds of wagon loads of fine manure lying around
the Allies and private stables of this city, the property of any one who
chooses to haul it away. We have even heard of cases where teams have been
hired to wagon off manure, to rid their premises of the nuisance. This will
scarcely be believed by some of our Eastern friends, who never turn a horse
loose for an hour, without attaching a boy to his tail. Some of our farmers
appear to value this manure, and have been, during their leisure hours,
engaged in hauling it from town to country, and are now well supplied.

Large Haul of Stolen Goods.-Yesterday morning a warrant was placed in the
hands of Officer WENTZ, to search the premises occupied by a young married
man named Wm. BROPHY, on Front street, for the purpose of finding a large
brass kettle, which had been stolen some day ago, from the premises of Mr.
S. S. BOYINGTON. The officer did not find the kettle, but did find a
quantity of plunder that had evidently been stolen. The officer arrested
BROPHY, and took him before C. G. BLOOD, Esq. The goods were also taken to
the office for identification. They consisted of about two hundred pounds of
plug, one box fine cut smoking, one box fine cut chewing tobacco, and twelve
boxes of segars, identified by Mr. N. KUHNEN, as stolen from his wagon, on
the night of the 5th of February. Two pair stocks and dies, and a lot of
taps, wrapped in a sack marked S. R. JONES & Co. Three monkey wrenches, and
one hammer not identified. One buffalo robe, identified by Mr. T. SCOTT, as
the one stolen from his buggy last Monday evening. A pair of new double
trees, and although repainted, they were identified by Mr. Peter DAVIS as
stolen from his wagon a few nights ago. A sack containing about thirty
pounds of browned coffee, and a tape line were identified by S. R. JONES &
Co.; a nest of ten new wooden buckets, not identified.
One keg of molasses, identified by Messrs. ALVORD & VAN PATTEN, as stolen
from them in front of their store, some weeks ago; two carpet sacks, two new
pairs of men's Congress Gaiters, one sack containing what had evidently been
a piece of new six inch leather belting. A reminant of satinet; about two
yards. A portion of the goods were found in his house, hid under the bed
beneath the floor and stowed away in the loft, &c. Others were found in the
unoccupied house adjoining, on the west, the key to which was found in
BROPHY'S possession when taken to jail. In an upstairs room of the
unoccupied house, was the scrapings of red paint off of the double trees,
and a pot of green paint. The marks upon the keg of molasses found under his
bed, were also obliterated with green paint. The buffalo robe had been
marked in large letters w. B. A small tri square found was identified by Mr.
Henry CRAMPTON as belonging to a chest of Carpenter's tools that were stolen
from his out of a dwelling in the rear of the Third street house, some weeks
ago. We learn that BROPHY sold a lot of tools, supposed to be the ones.
After hearing the evidence of one or two witnesses, the Magistrate, in
default of three hundred dollars bail, committed BROPHY to jail until the
next term of the District court, Mr. Geo. S. C. DOW, the prisoner's counsel,
acquiescing. The goods which were not identified are at the Magistrate's
office. We should mention that a "bail" with the "ears" of a copper kettle
were found. The kettle had probably been broken up and sold for old metal.
The goods recovered amount to nearly one hundred dollars.

A Surprise Party.-On Wednesday evening a surprise party, composed of enough
of the members of the M. E. Church in this place to fill the house, called
at the residence of Wm. McLEAN to express their regrets for the loss, to the
community and to their church, of this family, who are soon to remove to
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mr. McLEAN not being home, the party were kindly
received by Mrs. McLEAN, and after an hour spent in social converse and
interchange of good feeling, the Pastor, Rev. P. E. BROWN, made a formal
presentation of a neatly velvet bound, gold clasped bible.