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Dr. J.W.CWden's Summons From
AT THE BEDSIDE OF HIS PATIENT.
WMle Adi.iterinK te the Kafftrinc
f Hi Life.
That "in the midst of life we are in
death," was never more impressively ex
emplified than in the case of the death of
Dr. J. W. Cowden. or this city, at 11:30
last night. While in apparently his best
pints, flashed with the knowledge of
hiving accomplished one of the most del
icate operations known to the profession,
the grim reaper seized him and he fell at
the bedside of his patient, over whom he
kad kept faithful vigil throughout the
entire day, and to whom he had at last
brought relief and comfort. It was at the
home of John Bollman. 813 Second ave.
nue, that Dr. Cowden'a death occurred.
Mrs. Bollman had, through his skill. jusf.
been delivered of a child, and the case
had been one that had commanded the
constant attention of the doctor. Not
Bince 7 o'clock yesterday morning had he
left her bedside for an instant and after
he had accomplished a most difficult de
livery and wasleaDing over his patient.be
asked for a lamp. As it was brought to
him he suddenly sank by the side of the
bed end was gone, expiring without a
word or moan. Dr. Eyster wss sum
moned and he employed every possible
means of resuscitation, but to no avail
the doctor was dead. He had expired
from heart failure.
The remains were taken in charge by
Undertaker Knox, who prepared them
for burial and this morning the body was
conveyed to the doctor's late home on the
second floor of Star b!o;k. Seco nd ave
nue and E Rhteenth street.
Dr. Cowden was born at Wellington.
Pa., April 5. 1827. He received a com
mon school education and in his early
youth came west as far as Ohio, where he
taught sahool and earned enough money
to tit himself for the profession that he
afterward adopted. After graduating
from a medicfcl college in Cincinnati he
started west again intending to locate in
California, and on his way stopped in St.
Lonis just at the time the cholera epi
demic was raging in 1847. There te
practiced in the hospitals of that city until
the end of the epidemb, after which be
went on to California and became inter
ested in mining operations in '49. He
also practiced his profession and became
noted for his skill in surgery, reports of
which have since been published in many
medical works. California not being to
his liking be turned his face eastward and
began the practice of his calling at Bell
vue. Iowa, but had just got settled at the
breaking out of the war, and was aps
pointed chief examiner of hospitals under
Oen. Grant. Whi!e holding this appoint
ment he traveled extensively in the south
and at the close of the war went to Chi
cago, where be entered Rush Medical Col
lege and graduated on Feb. 5. 1868. He
afterward practiced in different hospitals
in Chicago, Cleveland and Cincinnati, re
turning again to Bellvae, Iawa, and en
tered actively in pursuit of his profession.
But overwork broke him down and in
1874 he he was stricken with paralysis
and was obliged to give up, but there was
still so much demand for his services that
be decided to leave Bellevue, and in 1876
he came to Rock Island to rest, with
the intention o! giving up the practice of
medicine. On regaining strength he
yielded to calls for his services, and be
fore he fully realized it a large and
lucrative practice had sprung up about
him. For a short period Dr. G. L.
Eyster was associatid with him, but
after the dissolution of the partnership
he remained alone. About six years ago he
was again obliged to give up as a conse
quence of a cancerous growth in the
mouth, and for which be was obliged to
Buffer a surgical operation, hich proved
successful and since which time be has
again been'engsged in active practice.
Dr. Cowden was remarkably
successful as a practioner, and also
gained considerable reputation as a Burs
geon. In fact he occupied a front
rank among the medical fraternity of the
Btate and was one of Illinois' representa
tives at the International Medical con
gress held in Berlin last summer. He
Was peculiarly devoted to his patients,
especially where the ailment was of a
serious or threatening nature, and was
eften known to remain in a house of sick
ness a day and a night at a time, taking
upon himself the entire care and nursing
of the sick one, and administering with
the same tetderness and devotion that
was shown in his last case on earth.
, The doctor was a great traveler, hav
ing crossed the plains twice, the last
time two years ago, when it will be re
membered he furnished Tee Abgus a se
ries of letters of his journey ings. He al
so traveled extensively for health and
pleasure in various other parts
of tLe country and ' attended
all the medical conventions of
Imparts nee, generally as delegate. He
travelled considerably abroad last year,
lie was ever a student, and when not
among his patients was thoughtfully pe
rusing some late work on the subject o
medicine or surgery. He was the author
of a number of valuable and interesting
medical papers which he read before dif
Dr. Cowden was married at Bellvue,
la., in 1856, to Miss Margaret Reed, who
died in this eity in 1876. shortly after re
moving here. The surviving children
are. Misses Rhoda and Jennie and James
and John, all of this city.
The doctor was a member of the Ma
sonic fraternity, and in accordance with
an expressed wish on his part, the funeral
service will be conducted by that order at
Masonic temple Saturday afternoon at 2
SORROW OF THE FACULTY.
The Prormiiare of Aatoauaa College
raws Rpnolntioaft of fttuper 1 1 Their
The faculty of Augustana College and
Theological Seminary met this morning to
take action on the death of the late presi
dent. Rev. Dr. T. X. Hasselquist. A com
mittee on resolution, was appointed com
posed of Profs. E. F. Bmho!omew. R.
F. Weidner and A. W. Williamson, and
that committee prepared the following
which were unanimously adopted by the
Whereas, In the dispensation of an
all-wise providence our venerable father
in Israel and president of Augustana Col
lege and Theological Seminary, the Rev.
T. N. Hasselquist, D. D, has been re
moved by the hand of death, therefore
1. That we bow in humility to
the will of our Heavenly Father and
say from our hearts "Thy Will B3 Done."
2. That in this dispensation, Augustana
College and Theological Seminary has
lost an honored, dearly beloved and effi
cient president; the Lutheran church, one
of her ablest ministers; Augustana Syncd
one of its best workers and counselors;
the kingdom of Christ, a man of pure
life and godly character; the community
a useful and highly respec ed citizen, and
everybody a cherished friend.
3. That whilst witi sincere sorrow of
heart we mourn h:9 loss wi'.h tSose who
mourn, we are devoutly thankf al for the
record of his long and faithful life, for
his exemplary christian character, for his
dis'isguished servict s in this institution,
and in the church at large for the beauti
ful suggestive and peaceful manner of
his death, and for the wholesome infia
ences which will linger after his de
parture. 4. That we recognize in this affliction,
a call from God tj renewed diligence and
fidelity in the service of our master.
5. That we extend to the members of
the bereaved family our sincere con
dolence and the comfort of our holy re
ligion in the hour of their sorrow.
6. Tht all c'ass-rom exercises in
this institution be suspended till a'ter
7. That the members of the several
faculties wear the badge of mourning for
the space of thirty dayB.
8. That copies of these resolutions be
sent to the family of the deceased, to
local papers, and to our leading church
MADE A BIG HAUL.
Three l'rmrr)lhn( 91 en ia SerioaM
Tranbln In Chleaso The Rocntrkti.
Chas. Earmark, a well known Moline
citizen, maved to Cbicigo two weeks ago
with a view to taking up his permanent
residence there. It seems his tbreesons
were' already residents of that city, C .
F. En gm ark, age 23 years, having been
there about seven years. The two young
er boys left Moline to join their brother
only last summer. It develops now that
they have been arrested, detected in the
theft of jewelry amounting to f 10.000.
Emil Engmark was in the employ of J.
H. Purdy & Co.. while the jouDger
brother was employed at Lpp & Flush
ems . Both are large dealers. The boys
bad their confidence, and while fine
watches and costly jewelry were being
missed, as many as six watches being ta
ken in one day. they never suspected
them. They put detectives at work.
One day Emil was asked suddenly what
time it wbs, and pulled a stolen watch
out of his pocket by mistake. This af
forded the first direct clue. They were
traced, and caught at their home in the
act of dividing the profits from the sale
of their plunder. C. F. Engmark put in
his entire time in selling the fine jewilry
stolen by his two younger brothers, and
so well did he work it that his patrons
believed he represented some regular
Km Kxelnnive VTanehtMe.
At the last meeting of the S:ott county
board of supervisors the Rock Island and
Davenport Ferry company petitioned for
a ten years' exclusive franchise, and at
the same time a gentleman named Stewart
from Missouri, who runs ferries and has
pontoon bridges on the Missouri river at
various places, asked for a franchise to
run a cheap line of ferries between ihe
two cities. Action en both applications
were postponed one nronth at that time
and at yesterday's session of the board
the ferry franchise matter was taken up
and argued. The old Davenport com
pany Rock Island and Davenport Ferry
company was granted its ten years'
franchise asked for, with the exception of
the fo'lo wing clause, which was scratched
."This license to be exclusive as pro
vided by the statute for a distance of not
exceeding one mile in either direction
from said ferry landing."
The old rates of fare were established
no advance being allowed for the time
between Oct 15 and April 13.
DIED AT HIS POST.
Conductor James M. Palmer Meets
Kiile my the ejara at Cable ,st Kve-ia--rarttentartirlie!a
eiatBt A ! to the R.
1. A F.
Coniiu:tor James M. Palmer, of the
Cable branch of the R. I. & P. rohd, met
with a shocking fate at Cable last eve
ning at 610 while engaged in the per
formance of bis duty. He had made his
regular rues to Rock Island during the
day in charge of the combination
passenger, mail and freight; pulled by bis
long time associate. Engineer Keeley, and
at 6 ;S0 was engaged in making up his
train for return to Rock Island this
morning when the accident occurred. He
was in ttf- act of making a coupling
when he caught his foot in a frog and
fell under the cars, the wheels passing
diagonall; across his legs, severing one
below th j knee and the other above
the knee. As soon as possible the train
was stopped and the unfortunate con
ductor taken from under the wheels. The
upper por. ion of the body escaped in
iury but t!ie lower limbs were fearfully
mangled, t nd tbe sufferer did not speak
after bein; extricated, and died from the
shock in five minutes.
Conductor Palmer's first railroading
was on tht; old Rockford, Kock Island &
St. Loui- road, and in 1876 he entered
the eonpl ijment of the R. I. & P. as
freight conductor on the main line. On
the construction of . the Cable branch
tight months later, the sme year, he was
transferred there and placed in charge of
the construction train. Oa its comple
tion he was given the principal train and
has held tie position since. So that he
was the olrest conductor on tbis branch
of tbe R I fc P. system; in fact the first
conductor on the line, and as one of the
officials of the road said tbis morning, one
of tbe most faithful and trustworthy men
on the entire road, a man whose place
would be hard to fill and whose death was
a loss to the company. In Rork Island
where he enjoyed a large acquaintance
and had as many friends as any railroad
man coming into the city, the news of his
fate has ca ised general expressions of
griaf And regrtt.
Conductcr Palmer was 42 years of sge
leaves a wii'e who is a daughter of Mrs.
Elizabeth Renfro, of this city, and one
Conductor Stephens is in charge of the
ill-fated conductor's train today.
The inquest was held at Cable today
and the retrains were brought to Rock
Island at 3:30 this afternoon, the funeral
car being draped in black. The body
was taken to Mrs. E. Renfrew's house on
THE SOCIAL SWIM.
The i-b-n-eh Party at A. O. I. W.
Hall -Wh Were Preheat.
The grand ball and "cob-web"' sociable
given by th j Degree of Honor at the lodge
rooms of the A. O. U. W. last evening
wasafuccess in every particular. The
most inieret!ng feature of the entertain
ment wss the "cob-web" sociable given
early in the evening and which provoked
an immense amount of m'rth for all. Can
vas was tben spread over the carpets and
dancing was begun. A fine supper was
served later in the evening to which great
justice wafi done by all. Bleuer's or
chestra furnished ihe music and the fol
lowing is a list of the ladieB and gentle
men present :
Messrs atd Mf adamet
Wm McConoih'e J W Kerb rt
KFScbanm P J Blade)
1 C Feci; I, L Larson
Junes n&rdia (JASoiandcr
Wm Cameroi H C Harris
Wro Gray W K invis
Hattie Cenc.ler M Griffin.
KiteOrse M Henry
Nettie Blade' Bertha hddy
Mabel Laffcr Laura Blade)
Gertie Lartoi Mamie Gray
Una Carsu-ns Alice Hengaier
Emma HunU-on Josie Sta i r
.Alice Henuniway Grace Joeb
Minnie Utke AnnaBixbr
Annie Larxon Eliza Jones
Nellie Gray Addle Underwood
Edith Leslie Kate Griffin
Will Pratt Ed C hrist
( baa Arnold Geo Mattes
Alf Herbert Gus Stengel jr
F W Wintsrs Will S Don
LMEckert WB Griffin
P'rank Solunter Frank Canedy
Jot n Hnntooa Sr Will Dane
Henry Cllmeyer J a ins Harlz
Marvin Bearc sley Will Johnston
Jno Welmeye r Henry Cartena
('has Hunter Ed PempseT
Otto Herbert k d Eckerman
The MiE;s Winnie McAuliffe and
Beckie Cole gave a i leasaat card party
to a number of their friends at Miss
Kohn's home. 223 Thirteenth street last
evening. Cirds and other social amuse
ments were iadulged in, after which an
elegant 1 unci eon was served and a pleas
ant evening 'fas spent by all.
"Laele Toua" Tealchr.
Peck & Fursman's double "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" company will present at Harper's
theatre tonight one of tbe best stage adap
tations of the most famous novel ever in
troduced. The Albany Argus says of it J
Peck &Fut sm an 's Uncle Tom's Cabin
company packed the opera house last
sight, standit g room being at a premium.
We are pleased to say that this is the best
Uncle Tom company ever in Albany
Miss Eate Partington kept the audience
in a continuous roar, the acting of Jas.
Dorsy, as Uccle Tom. was strong and
powerful, wh le little Lotta as Eva, the
angel child, it the most wonderful child
aetress ever seen here. Come again,
Peck & Furs man. Tou are sure of a
J. E. Moxtbosc,
11 ax ace r.
ONE NIGHT ONLV,
Thursday, February 5th.
Ihe larg at. Moat crmplete and refined Or
gnn'iit on in txiftence.
PECK & FUBSMANS
New. Duplex Mammoth Spectacular,
Presenting Mrs. H. Beecher Stowe't great
Story of American History,
Uncle Tom's Cabin,
On a scale of magnificence never before
attempted. Everyttiing entirely new.
Wath for our Grand Street Parade.
Tickets os a Tucsdav tbe 3d, at tke
Harper llonae l'harcnacy.
frices "J5, ft) atd 75 centa.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room acd Pictrn
aVPictnre Cord, Tine. Sails,
and Ilooks at Ijwet-t prices.
Call and sec .
C. C. TAYLOR,
Firat ioot eai-t of Lem J.n
The Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you want a lamp of any k ni. it
will pay yoa to see what I bar Tte
range in price is from 18 cents up. atd
the variety and jtyle is jast as grtst.
Cbia akd Glass,
1609 Second Arenne.
Lloyd & Stewart,
1L1 1CIK7S F.'B
13 li ii lap Hats.
J. M. BEAKDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office wiUi J. T. Eg
wortny, 1726 Svcond ATenne.
JACKSON & HURST,
ATTORWETS AT LAW. Offlce in Rock Ialand
National Back Bniiding, Rock Island. 111.
C. L. WALK
SWEOEY ft WALKER,
ATTORNEYS ASD COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Pace In Bengston's block. Rock Island, m.
McENLRY A McESlBY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections. Reference. X itca
eU Lynde. banker. Offlce In Postofflc block.
THE DAILY ARBCS.
R SALE EVERT KVKNlNa at rvtnntn.
News Stand. Tlrt cenU per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETER5A
ry college, Veteraary Physicians asp gargeona.
Office Tindairt Livery stable; Residence: Over
Altera Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULPj D. D, S.
. OFFICE REMOVED TO
Room S6.S7.2S and lit.
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA,
J. M. GASPARD,
Library Boildiar. DaveaDort. Iowa. Call fat
lima tea and e work before coinx to Chicago I
uncle Tom's Cabin Co
Tinware And Housk
1612 bECOND AVENUE
ALL THIS WEEK.
Scrota Brush, tamied
Scrub Brash, r ce rrt
Paint Brushes "...
Whisk Broom J.
In China Dishes w.U be 7n i!air perdoen.
Handed Tea Cups aad Sacc-r, set
''S foot Bamboo Eae!s. 61-
We baveja-t received a few .l.,?n a.ie Kimb.n Ea'cls which co at Sic
Also remember us fr fra-nc. fixtures and Mstianery.
We Set llie Pace, Let OUiersFollow ifttiey Cao
ZANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
N . 1811 and
i Ct r to ;ae Public tbe matt
Loncgei and Coaches. I
Chamber Sair, j
Centre I.ibsart and
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
FAIR, 1703 Second Aven :-
& MON 1703 Second Avcnu-
1813 Second aTenue,
brilliant lina of tbe feuon in
Parlor Tables, Etc
fcr the Celebrated
Sheet Iron, Gas and
Also Sewer work.
Opposub Harpir Hocsk.