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31 Dec 1886

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31 Dec 1886

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Burlington Daily Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1886, Burlington, Iowa Vale 1886. The happenings of the year which closes to right. Culled from the Gazette columns by our own Chrono Lariat. This retrospect of 1886, May bring before you memories of the altar or of the grave. As you read the events of certain Days smiles May wreathe your lips or tears May Spring from your eyes just As on these Days your heart was filled with Joy or was heavy with sorrow. True it is that a a into each life some rain must fall some Days must be dark and dreary but it is equally True that there Are far More sunshiny Days than Rainy ones and we sincerely Trust that you will find More Joy than pain in the record of the year which Dies to night. Cold As the accomplished facts May seem there is much that is pathetic in the record of a dead year. It started out so bravely with us the child 1886, and now the youth of anticipation has grown to the old age of realization. It has witnessed our Joys and our sorrows our triumphs and our humiliations and tomorrow it will begone with the opportunities it offered to us. But As the old year goes the new one comes and we bid a careless Farewell to the dead 1886 As we heartily Greet the living 1887. . A january. 1. Marriage of Frank w. Tallman and miss Lucy a. Band at the Moore House. An Osborn Street Saloon demolished by Hood looms. Fun on the Bristol at the opera House. Funeral of mrs. Thos. Scholes West Burlington. 2. Thos. Quinlivan killed in B. Amp q Yards. 3. Chas. I. Barker appointed Transfer clerk. 4. Nevada grand concert at the grand. Bennie geeks brass band All week at the Peoples 5. Grand jury in session. Installation of officers Burlington Camp modern Woodmen. 6. Aimee in a a Mamzell quot at the grand. 7. A number of Burlington ladies play progressive Luclire in fort Madison. Parlor match at Tho grand. 8. Charity concert by local Talent at the swedish lutheran Church. Installation of officers Crapo Camp s. O. U. 9. Death of infant son of E. Being ton. Cold wave Twenty four below Zero at Sunrise. 10. Death of mrs m. W. Merrill Mother of mrs. John g. Foote. John Long Cigar maker Frozen to death on Spring Street. Loss by fire of double House owned by Buettner and lie we and destruction of or. Buettner a natural history collection. 11. Installation of officers Matthies Post g. . Of Flint Hills Lodge k. Night school opened with Over of p 150 pupils. Suicide of de Hay at Joliet. Annual election of officers co. Ii. 12. Death of l. Ziegenhain aged 72. 13. Pat Rooney hissed at the grand. Installation of officers Constantine legion select knights. 14. Burlington Gas co. Sold to United Gas improvement co., of Philadelphia. 15. Helen Talbott loses her Case against the Gazette for libel. Death of infant son of w. C. Mcarthur. 16. Death of or. Big Ugur of Franklin township. 18. Election of officers German american savings Bank. 19. Stuart theatre co. At the Peoples. Street car Drivers social at Patterson shall. 20. Annual meeting and election of officers of the Illinois live Stock and Laud co. B Ort Madison people play progressive euchre at the residence of w. F. Forker on West Hill. 21. Election of officers Board of Trade party at j oel West a West Burlington a. O. U. W. Social at their Hall. 22. Suicide of Herman Kru Eicr with pistol. Death of w. G. Johnson aged 20. 23. Annual meeting of electric Light co. 24. Death of mrs. Lizzie Owen. 26. Trotting horse breeders association meets at the Barret House and elects officers. John Dillon at the Peoples. Annual meeting and election of officers of the water company. 28. Buffalo Bill at the grand. 29. Semi annual a graduating exercises at the High school. Death of Vera May Winegarden. South Hill club Masquer Ade at Maple Hall. 30. Juvenile co. Milinco and evening at the grand. February. 1. Presbyterian Church building com Mittee accepts plans made by or. Vaux of new York. 2. Bill Nye at the grand. Death of Elias James aged 49. 3. Marriage of miss Louisa Phillips s. W. White of Kirkwood or. And ills. 4. Subscription carnival at Turner Hall. Reunion of the officers of the 25th Iowa infantry at the Barrett. 5. Zozo the magic Queen at the grand two nights and matinee. Death of we. Forney aged 35 of William Smith aged 49. 6. Theo. Wykert a barn burned by an incendiary loss $2,000. 7. Chas. Haag s Saloon on Osborn Street burned. Death of Martin Bock. 8. Elroy comedy co. At the Peoples a one week. 9. Death of mrs. Goo. W. Chandler annual meeting of the Crystal Lake and Eagle Grova club. Death of mrs Hannah Van Heusen aged 76. 10. Eugene Buttler a barn burned by incendiary. J 11. A h. Hines masquerade at the Grimes. Knights of labor nominate a City ticket. 12. Adelaide Moore As a Juliet quot at the grand. 13. Death of j. W. Worthington aged 68. 14. Death of mrs. Julia m. Jaguar aged 62. St. Valentines Day observed 15. Annual masquerade of Elvin Grove no. 28 u. A of at the Grimes. Fire bums out x. Meyer loss $1,000 16. Suicide of Edward Clark. 17. Boat club band concert at the grand. 18. Death of Matthew Wood aged 74 Cigar makers Benefit Ball at Turner Hall. 19. Republican City primaries. Fires at residence of j. Jacoby on Madison Street and m. Duffy on Agency Hill. 20. Democratic City primaries. Resi the Dalli Gazette Burlington Iowa. Friday evening. December 81. Ul6-supplement. Dence of l. Bliss badly damaged by tire. 22. Basic dramatic co. At the Peoples. Harmony a Grove u. A. O. Ball at Turner Hall. G. A. Social at Mozart Hall. 23. Suicide of George pm amp a Venhauer. Death of mrs. Schultz aged 77. 24. Republican City convention. Basket festival by ladies Assembly at k. Of l. Hall. 25. Enoch Arden by Home Talent at the grand. Marriage of Carl a. Leopold and miss Clara e. Starker. 26. Annual reception of the Burlington rifles at the Grimes. 28. Death of William Gillett an old settler. March. 1. City election a. G. Adams re elected mayor. Equine Paradox at the grand one week. 2. The Burlington Post office was transferred from or. Waite to or. Hutchinson. 3. Injunctions filed against twelve Saloon keepers. 4. Snide a Tea store a men arrested for swindling. Gaelic club celebrated Robert Burns birthday. 5. Mrs. Caroline Herschler died at her residence on n. 8th Street. 8. The residence of or. S. Forney destroyed by fire. Death of mrs. S. L. Wundt. 9. Annual school election. Messes. Schramm and Antrobus reelected directors for three years or. Wadleigh for unexpired Teim of or. Henry two years. Jordan Sawyer of Locon ills., was run Over and killed by the cars in the Burlington Yards. 11. Patrick Curran died at his Home on South fourth Street. 12. A Large number of citizens met at Board of Trade rooms and discussed soldiers Home and resolved to a go for Salvini at the opera House in the outlaw. 13 the legislative committee appointed to locate soldiers Home arrived in Burlington Hail a Good breakfast and pleasant ride to Miklens and enjoyed themselves. 14 Chicken thieves filled with shot near red Bridge. Funeral of James Cockrell. 15. Vincent company at the Peeples. Robbers Roost near red Bridge raided by . 17. Celebration of St. Patrick a Day at the Grimes. Death of mrs. Nelson. Complimentary entertainment to Otto Mueller at Turner Hall. Marriage of Ollie j. Buttles and Geo. Ii. Martin. 18. By Kcf a opera company in beggar student at the grand. Suit against the merchants Bank by the school District decided by the supreme court in favor of the former. Death of mrs. Julia Wolff aged 66. 19. Aide i Man Kleppisch captures two burglars. 20. Trinity lutheran Church presented with a Bell. 23. South Hill fire hug hums some stables on South eighth Street. 24. Frederick Schramm killed by the cars in B. Amp q. Yards. 26. B. Polk in mixed pickles at the grand. 27. Injunctions filed against six Saloon keepers by j. Virgin. 29. Literary social at the High school. Death of miss Mary Reiss. 30. Soldiers reunion at Turner Hall Harry Webber at the Peoples one week april. 1. Judge Browning succeeded by judge Michael Fleming in the police court. 2. Balloting on the soldiers Home location at Des Moines causes some excitement in Burlington. 4. Death of mrs. E. Hagemann of Christina Lichtenstein aged 82, 7. Death of mrs. Dora Wagner. Celebration of the Fortieth anniversary of the pastorate of or. We. Salter at the congregational Church. 9. Concert at the boat House by boat club orchestra and other local Talent. 10. We. Garret having completed 50 years residence in Burlington writes some interesting reminds deuces for the Gazette. 11. Marriage of Harry Matthews and min Nie Snyder. 12. Devils auction at the grand. 13. California lawyer swindled out of $400 in Gold at the depot. 14. Annie Pixley in my Liss at the grand Chas. Beardsley appointed auditor of state vice Brown suspended. 15. Work commenced on the new sixth Street Bridge. Fred Drescher stabbed on North Hill Bluff. 16. Federal spy by the sons of Veter ans at the Peoples two nights. 19. Sudden death of Chas. E. Jarvis aged 19. Uncle ephs Home produced by amateurs at the grand. 20. Marriage of o. Palmer and mrs. Mary f. Kelley. �2. Or. And mrs. Geo. S. Knight in Oyer the Garden Wall at the grand. 24. Death of Michael Mcmahon aged services in the different in 20. 25. Easter churches. 26. Chas. Courts switchman killed B. Amp q. Yards aged 22. 27. Carrier Force of the Post office increased from 8 to 10. Kate Castleton in crazy Patch at the grand. Annual meeting of Des Moines county Bee keepers. 28. Death of mrs. Lydia Cisna aged 78. House on Prospect Hill 3truck by lightning in a heavy Thunder storm. 29. Marriage of w. P. Mcdonald and miss Margaret Fleming of g. P. Gafford and miss Anua Brown. Josef n Proctor in Nick of the Woods at the grand. 30. Locating commissioner of the soldiers Home visits the City. May. 1. Death of Joseph Ney aged 65. A starving woman attempts to kill herself and Little boy. 2. Death at Osceola of Jacob Weider one of Burlington a oldest settlers aged 82. 4. Rear caves in. 5. Soldiers Home located at Marshalltown much to the sorrow and regret of a rats club Electon of �fflcer8 7. Gilmore s band at the grand. 8 James of Neill in Monte Christo at the grand matinee and evening Kinju Ider 8t�rm Gustav Wulff killed and several stunned by lightning dwelling on Madison Street struck by lightning and consumed. Califor of a a he six Eer 8�?~ a Akland 11� Eastern Syndicate tries to buy the Ater works. Rhea in an unequal match at the grand a Sis of John lids a 8811 on j air a cure Ion rom fort Madison a Llee. Ueo. C. Miln As Othello at the grand. Frank Raper severely pounded near the Fredrick House. 14. Election of officers Schuetzer Verein. Death of Charles Allen at san Antonio Texas. 16. Last Sermon in the old presbyter Ian Church. 18. O. Hit Smiths musical version of Perseus Given by the travesty club death of a. Kaiser. 19. Organ concert at Christ Church. 20. Funerals of a. Kaiser Charlie Allen and John Singer. Marriage of Luke Popple and Lena Giebrich and of m. Zeller and Amelia Giebrich. 21. New water works pump tested. 22. Western Trade Register by W Lyman makes its first appearance. 25. Lahneman medical association met at g. A. Hall. 26. Marriage of mrs. A. Hurd and or. W. S. Mcbride. 27. Sudden death of Gustav Regier. 29. Decoration Day observed. Large procession of military and civic Socie ties and citizens to the cemetery. 30. Memorial services at the opera House. 31. Death of Melissa Gregg aged 73, of mrs. Jas. Jasperson aged 70 and of mrs. Zel. Hartman All old settlers of this country. June. 1 Charles Lebrock held up and robbed Uear St. Johns Church. 2. Buck Martin attempts to murder his wife and kill himself at the Burlington House. Excursion of Burlington College on the Josephine. 3. Auditor John n. Mason injured by falling sign. Ascension Day celebrated by knights Templar at Christ Church. 5. Marriage of e. S. Edger and miss m. Whittaker. Death of Jackson Ili Leary. 6. We. Bungert held up and robbed by foot pads 7. Prize contest Burlington College at first Baptist Church. 9. Annual commencement of Burlington College at the grand. Christchurch social at the residence of a. B. Hawkins. 10. Election of City school teachers by the Board. 12. Flower Day at the it. Madison prison observed by the y. C. A. Edward Messmer drowned near Island Mill aged 15. Otto Baumer killed by the cars at Monmouth. Death of mrs. U. Foster. 14. Burlington shooting club organized. 15. Reunion of the ancient order of hibernian grand Parade in the morning. Concert by the boat club band at Prospect Park in the afternoon. Coleus circus in town. E. P. Brown cuts Mike Murray with a pocket knife. First Day of Iowa state sports men a tournament 1g. Business session of a. O. A marriage of judge a. Ii. Foote of Kansas and mrs. Isle Mona Wilson. Annual meeting of narrow Guage railroads. 17. Death of Nathaniel Heizer of Yel Low Springs township. Christ Church excursion on j. C. Atlee. 18. Semi annual graduating exercises of the High school at the opera House. Last Day of the shooting tournament. 20. Two girls and five Young men arrested for criminal assault on a 13 year old girl near Quick s Mill. 21. Death at Denver of Charles leu drive old Burlington Pioneer. James b. Frazier Gambler Dies suddenly in a Bath room. 22. Death of James w. Lynn. 23. It. Pleasant Posto fico robbed. Junior single race at Moline won by Walter Schramm. 24. Funeral of Charles Hendrie from the residence of Thos. Hedge or. 25. New quarters of the y. C. A. In Mozart Hall opened to the Public. Lightweights defeat Galesburg reds 7 to 1. 26. Delegates to the democratic state convention selected. 27. Formal dedication of y. C. A. Building. 28. Matthies Post g. A. I. Presented with a Fine stand of colors by the s. O. V., ladies Relief corps and ladies Aid society. 29. Hungarian Gypsy band at the grand. 30. Many Burlington democrats go to the state convention at pcs Moines. Marriage of a. B. Fitch and Edith b. Drew of George Kennedy and Lillie Todd. July. 1. Preliminary test of freight car brakes Between Burlington and Middle town. 2. Closing exercises at the Convent of the immaculate Conception. News re at Rome n. O 68. Death of mrs end of Lang store Cei Ved of the death we. O. Ware aged Ida e. Hutchinson. 3. Burlington celebrates the glorious with it. Madison co. H., the g. A. It. Sons of veterans the boat club band and three or four thousand citizens go Down and enjoy themselves. Light weights go to Galesburg and defeat them 19 to 12. Willie and John Brad Field injured by powder explosion Rankin and dodgers ice House and two other buildings burned 4. John Simms grocery on Gertrude Street and a dwelling near main Street Bridge destroyed by fire three other Small fires. 5. Des Moines county teachers Institute. 6. Margaret Hennessy taken to it. Pleasant Hospital for the insane. 7. Suicide of Christian Glazer. Otto Fritz lie aged 17 drowned near b. Amp m. Elevated. 8. John Peterson a House burned. E. C. Nahm elected 2d Lieut of co. Ii vice j. C. Duncan resigned. 9. Light weights defeat Fairfield 14 to 8. 11. Ira Babcock loses a leg in an Accident on the B. Amp q. Bridge. 12. Grau opera company at the grand one week. Marriage of Geo. W. Clayton and miss Julia Sloan. 13. Death of mrs. Eleanor t. Broad Well aged 82 of Ira Babcock effect of Accident. Beginning of the freight car Brake tests Between Burlington and Middletown. 14. Death of mrs. Geo. Merritt aged 78. 15. Death of Henry Kos Meyer aged 75. School teachers take an excursion on John Taylor. 18. Death of Oliver Winter. Meeting of b. Of l. E. At tha grand addressed by chief Arthur and others. 20. Marriage of Louis Heck and Mary Lang. Regatta at spirit 21. The great excursion on the Centennial Giren by the sons of veterans one thousand or More pleasure seekers spend the Day and night on a Sand bar and Are finally taken off the a floating Palace quot by the John Taylor and the Josephine. Death at Chicago of Joseph m. Robinson. 22. Light weights go to Sewanee and Are scooped 21 to 1. 24. Races at the fair ground. 25. Cemetery fences burned. Five Young men arrested for taking lilies from the Crystal Lake. 26. Death at Atlantic City n. J., of l. E. Waterman. 27. Baptist picnic at picnic Point Corner Stone of first presbyterian Church Laid. 28. Several Small fires. Marriage at Bardstown. Ky., of E. Starr and Maud l. Rowan. 29. E. Hunt burgled. Marriage of Chas. F. Kaiser and Lizzie Haller. 30. Death of mrs. A. P. Darwin. August. 1. Blessing of the Bells at St. Johns Church. Death of mrs. Margaret Heizer at Sioux City aged 61 2. Co. H goes to Encampment at Oska Loosa. Burlington and Mississippi elevator sold to satisfy a judgment. Address to the k. Of l. By master Workman wheat. 3. End of the car Brake tests. 4. News of Tho murder of Rov. Geo. C. Haddock received with great sorrow by his Many friends in this City. The Hawkeye secures the valuable services of prof. Foster weather Prophet causing All the other newspapers in this state and Illinois to to insanely jealous. First concert in North Hill Park by boat club band. 5. Death of mrs. Ada ghost wife of judge w. C. Ghost. 6. Return of co. H from the Encampment. 7. Diss appearance of John Hauer. 8. Memorial services for Rev. Haddock at first m. E. Church. 9. C. A. Social. 10. Barnum a circus. Suicide of mi93 Mary Cole by jumping from a train two Miles below the City. Check forger arrested in Central meat Market. 11. Second concert by boat club band in South Hill school Yard. Chittenden base Ball nine defeats Harring tons 30 to 29, seven innings. 12. Death of we. Jordan aged 68. Fearful storm four Days ahead of Fos terms prediction. Much damage done to buildings in the City and throughout the county. County fair buildings badly damaged Lang windows blown in Wyman amp Randy a Large building a roofed Augusta Bridge blown Down and other More or less serious casualties. 13. Light weights defeat the Washington 15 to 9. Another severe storm about 6 of clock p. Not predicted. 15. Destructive fire in B. Parsons dry goods store goods greatly damaged by fire smoke and water. 18. Band concert in South Hill school Yard. 19. . Hall renominated for Congress by acclamation in the first District convention at the Peoples. 20. Light weights go Fairfield and Are Defeated 12 to 4. 21. Slate Board of medical examiners in session at the Barret House. Henry Korf of Franklin township run Over by loaded Wagon and killed 22. Hire in the loft of Eells livery stable loss $1,000. Frank Hall Falls from the third Story window of the Gazette building at 8 of clock p. 23. Death of Frank Hall at St. Francis Hospital. 25. Kate Putnam at the grand. Band concert at North Hill Park. 26. Suicide of or John Volkamer. Death of Thomas Duncan. Old settlers meeting at fort Madison attended by Many Burlington people. 27. Reception to sous of veterans by p. Crapo at his residence. Death of mrs. Trulock. 28. Kewanee defeat the Light weights at the base Ball Park 10 to 1 death of mrs. Hattie Griffith. 29. Peter Madeson killed by the cars. 80. Drowning of Herbert Sherfey aged 18 while saving the life of a child at spirit Lake. September. 1. Governor John h. Gear nominated for Congress by the first District republicans at Columbus Junction. Marriage of W. Rand and Lilian Cora Higgins. 2. Funeral of Herbert Sherfey. Death at liver Dale of Geo. Huston father of e. S. Luston of this City. 3. Bogus bomb found on the porch of the residence of g. Hall. 4. Death of Daniel Qualey. Christ Church robbed of a communion service and Bible. 5. Dedication of St Johns Catholic Church by Bishop Cosgrove. Old set tiers meeting in Benton town Sec it. 6. The proper caper at the grand. 7. Marriage of Henry Brunc and Lena Coenenberg. 8. Excursion from Keokuk to burling ton by Iron moulders Union. Light weights beat the Keokuk 14 to 12. Marriage of Chas. B. Reed and Mollie j. Crawford of Fred b. Miller and Ida m. Archer. 10. Request concert by boat club band in North Hill Park. 11. Co. Entertains co. C of mus Catine at the depot. 13. Juvenile band at Tho grand one week. First Day of the county fair. 14. Excursion from Keokuk Given by ladies benevolent Union. 16. Quot big Day quot of the county fair spoiled by rain. Marriage of w. A. Wheeling and Elizabeth Morrison. 18. Last Day of the county fair. Good weather and big crowd. 19. Many knights Templar leave for the triennial conclave at St. Louis. 20. Marriage of w. L. Bailey and Mell Sci Slichter. Boat club band serenade a number of their friends. 22. Marriage of B. Stull and Fannie e. Moore 23. Death of mrs. P. Stendebach of Emily Gustison aged 24. 24. Class b entertainment at the High school. Death of mrs. Henry Lember Ger aged 43. 25. Democratic county convention nominates the winning ticket. 27. Old Bridget fax beaten and robbed. 29. Fire in Heinlen and Schucht a foundry. Campfire at the Peoples. Marriage of or. B. Entriken and Maude z. Cochran. October. Benefit concert to miss Mary Vance at first m. E. Church. Ambrose Seger Aoa killed by the cars in B. Amp q. Yards. 2. Benefit of Burlington fir department one of the bravest at the grand. 3. Celebration of the 33d anniversary or the organization of the Turner society. 4. Chas. Pope in Othello at the grand. John Hauers body found near still House Slough. 5. Republican county convention nominate unwilling candidates. Marriage of g. W. Robertson and Josephine Underle. 6. Wedding Day marriage of la Jal ence l. Waggoner and Lizzie b. Mall Inger of E. Wyman and Minnie Baker of Murray a. Mcarthur and Daisy Strickland at Tipton Iowa of or. Spencer and mrs. Alice Kendall Spencer of g. W. Stephenson and Ruth Williams at Cedar rapids j. G. Mckeever Aad Lizzie Littlejohn formerly of this City. Burlington shooting clubs tournament. 7. Marriage of h. C. Hadley and Carrie a. Starr at Chariton of Arthur n. Parsons formerly of this City and Hei Len a. Temple. Keokuk defeat the Light weights 4 to 2 for $106. 8. Suicide of Alice Hutchinson with laudanum. Organ concert at Christ Church. 10. Grocery of j. C. Campbell on West Hill burglarized. Attempted suicide of n. Meyer by cutting Throat. 11. Siberia at the grand. 12. First Day of registration under the new Law. Young gamblers pulled in rooms formerly occupied by y m A. 14. Marriage of Theodore Blaul and Emma Unterkircher. 16. Or. And mrs. W. Floreuce in the mighty Dollar at the grand. Death of Benjamin s. Gregg Des Moines county Pioneer aged 81. 1�. New Amateur orchestra organized. Hon. Jere. 11. Murphy Speaks to a Large audience at the Grimes. 19. Annual session of grand Lodge and grand Encampment Iowa 1. O. O. F. Benefit Ball Given by the Light weights at Turner Hall. Henry wed Ertz has his leg broken by a Street car. Minnie Hauk concert company at the. Grand. W to. Chambers Falls from a window in the Fredrick House and Breaks his Hack. 20. Death of Eleanor j. Hoefer sex City marshal aged 68. Marriage of David Kelley and Maggie Sweney. 21. Allick b cattle King at the grand. 23. Death of William Chambers. Bound to succeed at the grand. 24. Light weights defeat Keokuk 11 to 7. 25. The boat club band occupy their new rooms. Death of Jesse Walker old settler aged 76. 26. Kiralfy Bros. Black Crook at the grand. 27. Marriage of p. A. Reppert and Birdie l. Gregg. Congregational Church concert at Tho residence of or. G. B. Little. 30. W. G. Hoerres barn injured by lire. November. 1. Democratic mass meeting at the Grimes addressed by Hon. B. Hall and others. 2. Election Day. Democratic county ticket elected. Gov. Gear elected to Congress. Nieman s grocery and Moehn s Cooper shop entirely destroyed a fire. Death of capt. Thos. French a Pioneer citizen aged 71of w. Bailey aged 30. 3. Congressman elect gear serenaded by the boat club band and congratulated by Many citizens irrespective of party. Alone in London at the grand. Marriage of Robert Mccosh and Talma l. Bird. 4. Reception to or. Aud mrs. Ii. C Hadley by St. Omer commander at masonic Temple. Election of officers of the b. B. A. Marriage of Edward Rapp and Flora Herman. Turner 16. Olivette club dance i Hall. 18. Rousing Camp fire warms Tho hearts of the old soldiers and closes the Art loan at the. Peoples. 30. Death of John Campbell one of the pioneers of this county at Dau Ville aged 70. 21. W. C. Brown appointed superintendent of c., b. Amp q. Iowa lines vice w. F. Merrill promoted. Marriage of Sherman Howe and Barbara Walker. Pcs Moines county bar resolved to banquet retiring judge a. Stutsman. 22. The Gazette publishes a list of building improvements since april 1st, aggregating Over $250.000. Typographical Ball and typesetting contest at the Grimes. Rag baby at the grand. 23. Committee appointed to raise $5,-000 As a donation to the Sisters of St. Francis for grounds for new Hospital report $5,300 raised Aad the new Hospital assured. 24 death of Patrick Rice aged 40. Sunday school Christmas entertainment at first m. E. Church. 25. Christmas. Mattie Vickers at the grand matinee and evening. U. W. Skinner loses a leg under the cars at Jefferson Street crossing. 26 cold wave Mercury Twenty five degrees below Zero entirely unpredicted except by the Gazette Guesser. 27. News of the death of senator John a. Logan received with deep regret in this City. Matthies Post prepares resolutions of respect and sympathy. 28. Sunday school entertainment of first presbyterian Church at k. Of l. Hall. Col. Rust caned by his friends. 27. Ii. Rutherford discovered to have skipped with the funds of typographical Union no. 75. Election of officers Union Mission sunday school. 29. Island Mill mortgaged for $16,242,-40. Ezra Kendall in a pair of kids at the grand. Marriage of Moses Foote to Lilian Bruns at Kewanee. Alumni of Burlington College elected officers. Dwelling of Lenry Garland destroyed by fire. General. January. 1. $2,000,000 lire in Detroit Mich. Fitzhugh Lee inaugurated governor of \ Irginia and 1. B. Hill governor of new York. 2. Kaiser w Wilhelm celebrates at Berlin the Twenty fifth anniversary of his accession to the prussian throne. General wind and Snow storm in the Northwest. 3. Southern hotel in new Orleans destroyed by tire. 4. Great havoc by storm and flood in Pennsylvania. Treaty of peace ratified Between France and Madagascar. 5. Reassembling of Congress after the holidays b. Lippincott Well known 5. Funeral of Thomas French. 6. Death of Hon. We. Lamec a Pio Neer Farmer of Danville township of John h. Porter aged. 82, 1400 Agency Street. 9. Or. Ii. A Leipziger appointed county physician vice or. N. Mckitterick. Gone to doctor indians at the Sis Seton Agency. 11. Marriage of Chas. F. Wedertz and Pauline d. Biklen 12. Grand Charity concert and Ball at the Grimes. 17. Marriage of Chas. A. Winders and Hanna Louth. Annual meeting of Burlington loan association. Hicks amp Sawyers coloured minstrels at the grand. Meeting of Des Moines county medical society. 19. Annual Ball of Burlington Lodge no. 26 b. Of ii. B. House warming by the boat club band. Death of John Davidson acred 64, a Pioneer Farmer of Union township 21. Patrick Quinlivan killed by the cars at Pacific Junction. Death of Bessie Chamberlin aged 7. 22. Death of Maurice Lutz aged 11. Dance by Assembly 3582 k. Of l. At Barrett House. 23. Charity concert at congregational Church. 24. Thanksgiving e to party at the boat House. James a. Guest elected major 2nd regiment i. N. Q., by a Large majority. Marriage of a. Barnett and Olive h. Magic. Raum amp Wilson a minstrels at the grand. 25. Thanksgiving Day. Union services at congregational Church. Shooting tournament at the fair grounds and at the Cascade. 26. Adelaide Moore in lady of Lyons at the grand. 28. Knights of pythias addressed by or. Johnson at Christ Church. 29. Mrs. Quinlivan found dead in bed 405 South Boundary Street. Gilmore a band at the grand. John a. Of Nea entertains his gentleman friends and the party is visited by ghosts. December. 1. Cold wave from the West and Drifting Snow. This storm unpredicted by anybody. A. French switchman loses an Arm under a locomotive at West Burlington. Joe Murphy in Shaun Shue at the grand. 2. Mccaull opera company in Black Hussar at Tho grand. 5. Election of officers Burlington typographical Union no. 75. 6. Musicale at guests music rooms by Ernst Lachmund and pupils. Stevens dramatic company at the grand one week. Council pass butchers ordinance Over the mayors veto. Boat club band and a number of their friends go to it. Madison where the band and other local Talent give a Fine concert. 8. Christmas Sale and entertainment by ladies of Christ Church at the Peoples. 10. Death of Chas. W. Bodemann aged 36. 11. Sheriff Kriechbaum surprised by his friends on the Twenty fifth anniversary of his marriage. 13. Co. H Banquete at the hotel Duncan by major guest. G. A. Art loan at the Peoples one week. 14. Death of John Penny aged 84 years old Pioneer of Benton township Geo. A. Duncan purchases the Burlington Street car lines. 15. Marriage of j. A. Carruth of Las vegas n. And miss Clara Gerlinger of this City. Annual election of officers p. Crapo Camp 8. O. Publisher of Philadelphia died. 6. Engineers on new York elevated roads strike. Beautiful Blaze of a 15,000 barrel tank of Oil Cleveland o. 7. New French Cabinet formed by do b Reycine. Sarah Althea Hill married to judge 1. S. Terry at san Francisco governor Robinson of mass. Inaugurated. S. Intensely cold weather in Missouri. Passenger train wrecked by Snow near Council Grove. Kansas. 9. Terrible Accident on Wilmington amp Northern Railroad at Wilmington del., five killed eight injured. Nahum Capen l. L. D., postmaster of Boston under president Buchanan and who began the free delivery of letters died in that City. Terrible tempest in Central Iowa. 10. Iowa legislature convened with a Bare quorum owing to bad weather. Seven factories burned in Kensington pa., loss $650,000. Great storm on Atlantic coast new England states. Father Jardine suicide in St. Louis. 11. Collision on Baltimore amp Ohio r. R., rear Pittsburg several persons injured. Kaiser a Wilhelm signs a spirit monopoly Bill. 12. Preliminary session of English parliament opened. Strike of Cigar makers new York. Schooner t. B. Witherspoon wrecked off Nantucket eight lives lost. Steamer Hylton Castle lost off fire Island Light. 13. Chas. Doerr confirmed postmaster it. Madison. La. Capt. Head elected speaker of Iowa legislature. 14. A m. Larrabee inaugurated governor of Iowa. Barb wire manufacturers form a National 15. 3,000 tons of dynamite exploded at Toms River n. Presidential Succes Sion Bill passed by Congress. 16. Sudden death at Washington of miss Kate Bayard daughter of Secretary of state Bayard. Opinion on the Saloon injunction cases delivered by judge Shiras Dubuque. Impeachment charges a Gaius judge Llaves of Muscatine. 17. The seven Days Type setting contest in Chicago came to an end Barnes of new York being first setting 39,225 Ems and Mccann 2,150 cuss per hour the latter beating All previous records. 18. Editor Stead of the pall mall Gazette released from prison. Child died of hydrophobia Spottswood n. 19. Several men killed by Avalanche in Colorado. Pon Chielli music composer died at Milan. 20. Fierce conflict Between police officers and hungarians near it. Pleasant a. 21. English parliament opened boiler explosion at Terre haute ind. Kills two men and injures five. Colliery explosion at Newburg w. A thirty nine lives lost. 22. Cold weather in the Northwest 35 degrees below Zero at St. Paul 21 degrees below Zero at Marshalltown ten below at Cedar rapids. Chas. A Clowes kills himself and Blanche Grey at Chicago. 28. Jackson Mich poor House burned to the ground file lives lost. Dead lock in Ohio state Senate. Senator Dodge introduced Bill in Iowa Senate prohibiting child labor. 24. Joseph Rankin member of con Gress fifth Wisconsin District died at Washington. 25. U. S. Judge love at Keokuk sustained constitutionality of Iowa prohibit tory Law. 26. Fire in Philadelphia destroys pro atoms Perty valued at $5uo,0oo. Two men badly injured in Railroad collision at Muscatine. Salisbury ministry Defeated in English House of commons by 329 to 250. Iowa legislature reassembled speaker head announced committees. John Kelley re elected chief of tammany new York. 27. New York Senate resolves to investigate Broadway railway franchise. Edward Campbelljr. Confirmed u. S. Marshall and d. O. Finch u. 8. Attorney Southern District of Iowa. 28. Senator Sherman introduced new Silver Bill in u. S. Senate four men i in new York of murdering Tom Daviay with their teams buried by Snow slide j swindler. Near Park t Ity Utah. I g. General strike ordered in the Gould attorney general Garland refused Southwest system by the knights of to furnish u. 8. Senate with papers in labor. $1,000,000 fire Akron Ohio. The Case of removal of Dustin District attorney Southern District of Alabama. Twenty three nihilists captured by St. Petersburg police three polish socialists hanged at Warsaw. 30. N. 8. Brown sex governor of Tennessee. And sex minister to Russia died in Nashville. 3t. Death of mrs. Bayard wife of the Secretary of state at Washington aged 51 years. Jake Schaefer Defeated Vignaux and won the $5,000 stake the total score for the five nights was a Chafer 3.000 Vignaux 2838. The grand average wa9 Schaefer 20 120-144 Vignaux 19 221-143. Sunday performances at Cincinnati theatres stopped by the police and thirty three members of companies arrested. February. 1. W m. E. Gladstone appointed prime minister of great Britain. Messages telegraphed from a moving train on Staten Island by Edison a new invention. Ritzinger Bank of in i Diana Polis tailed. Funeral of mrs. Bayard at Wilmington Deleware j where that of her daughter occurred j two weeks before. St. Paul ice Palace dedicated and carnival festivities inaugurated. 2. Collision on Chesapeake amp Ohio Railroad one Man killed four injured. Gen. David Hunter u. S. A. Retired died suddenly at Washington republicans Back Down in the Ohio senatorial muddle. Several people injured by fall ing of a floor of a Church near Oakland Illinois. 3. Slight earthquake in Connecticut. Aus tin officer and four seamen Dro Jed in new York Harbor. Open ing of the chess contest in St. Louis Between Zucke tort and Steinitz first game won by Steinitz. Poor families in the Pennsylvania Coke districts ejected from their Homes with the Mercury below Zero. A Bill providing for arbitration of labor disputes introduced in the Iowa legislature. 4. Heavy Snow storm and strike of Street car Drivers and conductors in new \ Ork City. A convict mortally we added one and seriously wounded two officers in Penitentiary near Pittsburg. 5. Severe blizzard swept the Atlantic coast. Cold snap very severe in new 5 Ork City Aud Baltimore. Debate on the admission of Dakota terminated in the Senate and the Bill passed by a party vote. Albert Cooley his wife and three children burned to death in their log hut Mcgregor Iowa. 6. Investigation of Broadway railway steal begun in new York Senate. 7. Chinamen a fired bodily quot from seat tie w. Resignation in new York of l. S. District attorney Durs timer. 8. Llie red Flag unfurled Aud waved Over 10,000 socialists in Trafalgar Square Loudon a number of buildings sacked and police driven from the Street. 9. Death of major general w. S. Hancock u. S. A. At 2 35 p. M., govern or a Island n. The Seattle w. T., trouble ended in bloodshed by the militia. 10. Death of Laura Don actress of John g. Thompson prominent Ohio Democrat at Seattle w. Many people and cattle Frozen to death near Dodge City Kansas 11. 1 Loo a in new Jersey destroyed Bridges and seriously impeded railway travel. Cigar makers strike in new York City ended. 12. Crawford divorce suit decided in plaintiff s favor in London. Death at Utica n. Y., of Hon. Horatio Seymour aged 76. 12. Funeral of Gen. Hancock at Trinity Church. New York City and the re Mains interred at Norristown a. 14. Houses swept away by floods and ice at port Deposit my. Two Square Miles of Boston inundated from two to ten feet deep and 1500 people forced from their Homes by the floods. The government Fleet in the lower Mississippi Cut Loose by ice and carried Down Stream. 15. John b. Gough stricken with apoplexy while lecturing at Frankford a. 5,000 spinners and weavers strike at Manchester n. Ii. National Post masters 3d and 4th class convention at Chicago. Death at Keokuk of Dave w. Blackburn old Railroad conductor. 16. Mccormick reaper works Chi Cago closed throwing Moo men out of employment. I. New \ Ork Broadway railway franchise sold to Philadelphia capitalists. Geo. Cannon prominent mormon apostle arrested for polygamy. 18. Death at Philadelphia of the noted Temperance orator John b. Gough at new York of John Kie Kaby Well known theatrical manager 19. Bill Fer Relief of Fitz John Porter passed the House. The insane wife of prof. Waldo of Yale College fell Down a Cliff near new Haven and was killed. 20. Four men drowned in Susquehanna River at Harrisburg. 21. $1,500,000 fire at Wilmington n. C. Great socialistic meeting in Hyde Park London. 22. Railroad tax Law passed by new Jersey legislature chinese driven out of Oregon City Oregon by a mob. Many chinamen prepared to leave for the flowery kingdom. 23. $115,000 fire at St. Paul. 24. Thomas a Edison the electrician married at Akron Ohio to miss Nina Miller. Funeral of John b. Gough at Worcester mass. 25. Judge j. L. Mitchell dropped dead in Des Moines. Clerk Maloney of the Broadway a Boodle is quot absconded from new York. 25. Severe wind storm swept new York Baltimore Buffalo Aud other Eastern cities doing some damage. Accident on Canada Northern railway one Man killed Twenty injured 27. Clearing Sale of blooded Stock at Pierre Lorillard a farm Jobstown n. 28. Great Snow storm in great Britain. March. 1. French deputies approved decree for expulsion of French princes. 60,000 pounds of gun powder exploded near goes station Ohio three men blown to president Cleveland sends a message to the Senate defending his right to suspend officials without senatorial interference. 2. Steamer Missouri lost off Holyhead. Death at Home of Cardinal Jacobini 3. Four men killed in railway Accident port Jervis n. Alfred u. Terry nominated major general vice Hancock deceased. 4. Strike of new York Street car men. Special committee appointed from the Iowa legislature to hear testimony in Hayes impeachment trial. 5. Holland of Texas acquitted 7. Mormon women at Salt Lake City protested against interference with polygamy. A a total suspension of ail traffic on the Gould Southwest system. Peach blow vase sold for $18.000. New York. Death of u. S senator j. F. Walter California. 9. Death or sex u. 8. Sector Jerom. B. Haffee at Purdys Staten new York. 10. Five men killed off Leng Island by tugboat explosion. 11. Dime savings Bank. New Brunswick n. Suspended with $80,000shortage by treasurer Ogilby. 12. Iowa soldiers Home committee started out on a tour of inspection of cities wanting the Home. Messenger Nichols killed by express robbers on 1 I. Amp p. Near Joliet Iii. Bis March a spirit Nio Nopola Bill rejected j by a committee of the Reich Stag j 13. Iowa Senate censured the president for vetoing the Des Moines River i lands Hill. 14. Cunard Steamer Oregon sunk off fire Island with no loss of life 15. Death of congressman Hahn of Louisiana. 16. Oberly of Illinois and . Of Connecticut nominated for civil service commissioners 17. Thirteen Lawless negroes shot to death in a court House at Carrollton miss., by a mob. 1. Alderman Jaehne of new York arrested for bribe taking in connection with the Broadway railway franchise. U. Missouri farm hands demand increased . Four men killed Aud seven t buildings burned by explosion of natural Gas Well at Murraysville a. 20. Vice president Loxie of the Gould Southwest system refused to meet Powderly of the knights of labor. F. Business portion of Helens ark., almost wiped out by a conflagration. -2. Death of i r. Kane Arctic explorer at Wilmington dal. Desperate fight Between troops and anarchists in Belgium. 23. Geo Hearst appointed u. S. Senator from California vice Meier deceased. Masked men seize trains and. Disable locomotives on Missouri Pacific Railroad. 24. Supreme court of Iowa permanently located at Des Moines. Vij. Labor disturbances in Belgium suicide of Hon. A m. Smith of Lexington ills. Approved decroes of Tho Baltimore plenary Council made Public. 26. King Leopold of Belgium serenaded by a mob. Frank Mulkowsky Hung for murder at Chicago. Four men killed and two wounded Atascosa Texas. Strikers on the Southwest system ordered to resume work almshouses burned. 28. Men and women strikers shot by troops in Jumet and Charleroi Belgium. Ship Tsen Egora wrecked off new Jersey. 29. $1.500,000 fire in key West Fla. Great floods in Georgia. 30. Passenger train wrecked near Parsons kans. Sweeney incorporation Bill passed the Iowa House having previously passed the Senate. Terrible freshet in Georgia. 31. Martin Irons headed a revolt against the order of the executive Board of the knights of labor. Fax 11�. 1. Sex Alderman Waite of new York confesses regarding the Broadway Railroad steal. Southwest Railroad Airlike began again. 2. Great destruction and devastation by overflowing Rivers in the South. Com Mittee of Iowa legislature approves suspension of state auditor Brown. Powderly very ill. Four girls suffocated in a burning hotel in St. Louis. 3. Cambridge won boat race Over Oxford on the thames England. Fatal encounter at it. Worth Texas Between Railroad strikers and police. $18,000 fire at Cairo ills. 4. Trustees of Iowa soldiers Home appointed. 5. Gladstone reported a Bill to Cabinet meeting re a Relief of Ireland. 6. $1,000,000 fire in lumber Yards la Crosse 7. All men in East. St. Louis forced to Peoria 111. Quit work railway traffic interrupted by High water at Cincinnati. Passenger train wrecked near Greenfield mass., ten killed 30 wounded. 8. Gladstone spoke on Home Rule in House of commons. Six men killed twelve wounded political riot at Laredo. Texas. 9. Deputy sheriffs fired into a crowd on Bridge St. Louis six killed several wounded. 10. Ten persons burned to death in a Mill at Lawrence. Maas. Socialists acquitted of inciting riot at Trafalgar Square London. 11. Immense funerals of persons killed at St. Louis on the 9th. 12. Fifteen killed Twenty two injured by Steamer explosion off Tumbaco Island Central America. 13. Twenty first general Assembly of Iowa adjourned. Twelve new York a Boodle is quot arrested. Suicide in London cab of Earl Shaftsbury. 14 Cora Belle Adams jumped info River Rockford 111. And drowned. St. Cloud and Saux rapids swept by cyclones sixty killed Over two Hundred injured. 15. Romeis defeats Frank Hurd in contest for seat in Congress death of Frank w. Tracy millionaire Buffalo n y. 16. Street Eai strike City. 17. Death of Geo. Smith of Springfield 111. Register formerly of Keokuk Gate City. 18. Bishop of Madrid shot three times by a priest. Stry Galicia destroyed by fire six Hundred houses burned. 10. Two Brothers taken from Dan Villa Kan. Jail by mob and riddled with bullets. 20. Seven persons drowned by bursting of Reservoir East Lee mass. 21. Congressional inquiry into lab a troubles on Southwest system begun. 22. Furniture factory of a. H an Drews amp co. Burned to the ground Chicago. President Cleveland sent a message to Congress on the labor question. 23. Church edifice at Madrid wrecked by an sex Pihsien. 24. Riot Between orangemen and catholics at Glasgow Scotland. 25. Four ironclads of four of Tbs Powers Anchor off Athena to intimidate Greece. 26. Prohibition Defeated in Virginia. 27. Geo. Graham wife murder Hung by Meh. Springfield to. Helena ark., submerged by Rushing Waters through a Crevasse in Mississippi River. Derooi More Redskin band committed Many depredations in Arizona. 28. Reception to Jefferaon Davis. Montgomery Ala. In new York

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