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TUK AlSGTTS. rol)AY, NOVEMBER 28, lSUa.
Highest of all in Lcaver.in j Tower.
M OX DAY. NOTEMBKH 28. 192.
PASSED THE CJtfSIS
The Comet Seetns to Have Gone
on Its Way,
AND THE FAETH IS STILL INTACT
Frople In Variou Tlare Shijr Airak to
Meet a Oram! t limax of liso.str That
Fails to Make Connection frroes
South WIMly Terrified 1'eople ;o In
ne at I'liitadelphia Some Astronom
ical Doctors Who Don't See Alike And
the Vaporous Vagabond Attends Strictly
Atlanta, Oa., Nov. 2$. After ft bright
iay yestordny the skies became heavily
clouded at niht ami a slow drizzling rain
et in. The only reason why these facts
hould he merit ioned is that '"today was the
right," that a pool many people ,inl not
all of them ignorant by any means had
come to believe that Iiula's (?; corru-t was
likely to have a one-round "scrap" with the
earth in which the latter wouldn't "1 w in
it" either at the start or finish. But if
there was any unusual meteorological dis
play it took place behind the curtain on the
fctape of illimitable space, while the earth,
undisturbed by the antics of the comet, went
serenely on her way, so far as this neck 'o
woods is concerned, at any rata
Were Waiting to Hear from the Comet.
But the "pall of fear" was not lifted en
tirely. The general expectation hereabouts
was that the comet would be heard from on
Saturday night. As one result the confes
sionals of the twolloman Catholic churches
were crowded all Saturday evening. As
the night advanced there were many who
Insisted that they could detect a change in
the atmosphere. The air, they said, was
stifling upon them. It was wonderful to
see how many persons gathered from differ
ent sections of the city around the newspa
per offices with substantially this same
Sat Tp to Welcome the Visitor.
Asa consequence many families of the
better class kept watch all night in order
that if the wotst came they might be awake
to meet it. The orgies around the colored
churches would be laughable were it not
for the seriousness with which the wor
shippers take thn matter Tjisr nii.l.t. tlw.ar
were all full and sermons suited to the
terrible occasion weie delivered.
WE WILL PROBABLY PULL THROUGH
The Vaporous Vagrant Is Shooting Out
Into Illimitable Space.
ALBANT, Nov. -11 Professor l$ss,of the
Dudley observatory, yesterday emphatical
ly denied the statement of Professor Very,
of the Allegheny observatory, that the
comet about which there is so much talk
Biela's. Ilcsays: 'There is emphatically
no foundation whatever for tu:h an opin
ion now. I have made many observations '
. t . . . ?
upon me coniei and ni'M caretui computa
tions as to its orbit. The comet is unques
tionably at hvwt l'yvV0. miles bc-uii.l
the orbit of Biela's cornet. It, was in peri
helion last .Tune, when its distance from
the sun was Uuo.Oijd.Ooo miles, and from the
earth more than Iou.OjO.UhO miles.
Will evT flet Near I'.
"While it moves in its present orbit, as it
will until it comes near Jupiter t some
time in the future not known at present, it
will never come anywhere near tin- earth.
Since June the distance of the comet from
the sun has been increasing continually,
and for several weeks its distance from the
earth has been increasing, until the dis-!
tance has become 150,000,000 miles. All '
these figures are uncertain in the sense that
the distance may be wrong 10 per cent. I
im couiei, may nav e ueeu nearest iue sun
In May or as late as July. But the essen
tial facts have been conclusively demon
Unteued for Gabriel's Trump.
Memphis', Nov. 28. The negroes of Mem
phis were wild with excitement last night.
All the colored churches were crowded
with dusky worshipers who every moment
expected to hr the blast of Gabriel's
bugle announcing the end of the world.
The colored ministers, with one accord,
took the comet as their texts and succeed
ed in working their congregations into a
frenzy of excitement by picturing the terri
ble effects of a collision between the
heavenly tramp and the earth. Men, wom
en and children fell on their knees in the
aisles and prayed God to save them from
Another Reassuring Professor.
Chicago, Nov. S3. Professor 1L G.
Hough, director of Dearborn observatory,
said last evening of the new comet: "The
comet lately supposed to be Biela's comet
has received more newspaper advertising
and notoriety than a little, but it is not
Biela's comet, nor is it at all likely to col
lide with the earth. It is, however, the
Holmes comet, discovered Nov. 6, scarcely
a month ago, and is at present moving away
from the earth at the rate of fifteen miles
per second, and is now 150,000,000 miles dis
tant, so no one need have the least fear of
being hurt. Holmes' comet has a closed
orbit with a period of about seven years."
Philadelphia Was "All Tore Vp."
Philadelphia, Nov. 23. Great interest
was manifested in this city last night on
account of the promised appearance of the
comet, and as the shades of evening began
to gather hundreds of men, women and
children gathered on the streets for the
purpose of witnessing the expected heav
enly wonders. There were many who were
afraid to venture from their homes and pre
ferred to die by their own fireside if the ex
pected death was to come. Three cases of
insanity through fear of the destruction of
the world were reported by the police. The
sky was cloudy, and nobody auw anything.
If ope for at Good Item Yet.
SAW FttANCISCO, Nov. 28. Professor Bar
Sard, of Lick observatory, who has made a
Latvt U. S. Gov't Report.
I Fpecfal study or comets, di'clares tha: from
his observation the comet in Androu etla is
really Biela's comet. He says that it -s orbit
is precisely the same .isMela's.aud it is nat
ural to assume it to be the same. Hs mard
saw the comet hist on Nov. iil, when it was
four times as lar-e as en the 8th, buc was
fainter. Barnard added: "The fact that
the comet is increasing so markedly in i;s
apparent size is conclusive proof to me that
it is getting nearer to us, and the fa t th;.t
it is getting fainter is quite natural."
o View at Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 3. The sky was cl mded
here last night, and if the unidentified xmiet
was cavorting around anywhere in the
vicinity of the globe it couldn't be seen.
The day and ni .'lit were both warm, in
ppite of the wi-aii.er managers at Wa.- hing
ton, who Friday night predicted much
colder weather. Comets are said to get
Very hot hen switching around the sun,
and if the celestial wanderer did get any
where near us it may be nu explanation of
the misiit weather prediction.
THEY DID BRING SOME RAIN.
Pyrenfmth Produces Quite a Liberal
Downpour in Texas.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. i;?. It was
demonstrated Saturday morning thf tthe
Dyrenfurth system of exploding things in
the air will make it rain. The bombard
ment had been going on all Faiday i ight,
and at 13 o'clock a r.irt!u!rr1v nm nnrta
cloud came up and soon was directly over
head. One of the balloons was let go with
tuse timed at two minutes. The bhlloon
contained l.oiu cubic feet of hyd rogen -oxygen,
and arose almost perpendicular!" to a
height of C,000 feet, when it exploded ia the
very center of the cloud.
Wind from a Dry Quarter.
A slight sprinkling of rain had begun to
fall a few minutes lefore, but the ball xm's
explosion was followed by a drenching
downpour which, however, lasted lut a
few minutes, when a slow drizzle set in and
was kept up until 4 o'clock in the moriing.
The wind during the entire time that the
sxperiments were in progress was blowing
a gale from the southeast, and as k has
Dever been known to rain before here when
the wind is in that quarter the inhabitants
give General Dyrenfurth and his party
credit for the falL
MAY DECIDE A SENATORSHIP.
Political Complexion of the Kausas House
To l!e Decided by Lot. .
TorEKA, Kan., Nov. 2S. Thecompl xion
of the next legislature and the election of
a United States senator, it is discovered,
depends upon one vote, and that vote is to
be decided by lot. The house of representa
tives at present stands C2 Kepublicai.s, 5S
Populists, 3 Democrats, 1 Independent, and
one tie. The law says that in case of a tie
for member of the legislature the seat thall
be awanled by lot. If the Republicans are
successful in the drawing for the Coffey
county seat they will have 63 memb. re
just enough to organize the house. Two
years ago there was a tie and the Kcpualic
ans won. It is the general belief that if the
Republicans win this time they will unseat
enough Populists to give them a majority
n joint ballot.
TWO GAMES OF FOOT BALL.
Tale and Harvard I'lay a Tie Annarolis
Deals West Point.
West Point, N. Y., Nov. is. Yesterday
was a great day for the navy. Ehven
picked men, the pride of the United St ites
naval academy, matched their strength,
power and science against that of West
Point's eleven in the great game of foot
ball, while the army and navy looked on.
It was the third annual battle between the
cadets of Uncle Sam's two academies, and
though the navies were in the heart of the
enemy's camp they carried everything be
fore them, and cheered on by hundreds of
pretty girls or they won a great victory It
was a stubborn fight clearlthrough. The
score war,: Annapolis 12, West Point 4
eshraen Try Conclusions.
Boston", Nov. L'S. Six to six was the
score of the great foot ball game between
the Harvard and Yale freshmen elevens on
Jarvis field, Cambridge, Saturday after
noon. The day was a perfect one for 'oot
ball and C,OU0 persons,the largest crow tl atd
ever w itnessed a f reshn.an game, turned
out to see the spirited and well-played eon
test. Only Cue of the Three Dead.
Caii:o, Ills., Nov. 23. The bride of Cap
tain Ransom Sampson, who was shot at the
same time he was killed, and the woman
that did the shooting and then shot herself
are still alive, with slight prospects of re
covery. They are at St. Mary's hospital.
One bullet passed clear through Mrs.
Sampson's body. May Sams, the n ur
derous mistress, is considered as bein:; in
imminent danger, but her symptoms are
more favorably. Public sympathy is v it h
her so far as the killing of Sampson is c un
cerned, and had she not shot the innotetit
bride also she would 1 completely exoner
ated. A Well Deserved Honor.
1 Washington", Nov. lis. Gunner's X'ate
Henry A. Filers, serving on board the
Philadelphia, having distinguished himself
by extraordinary heroism on the occa; ion
of the sham attack on Fort Mcllenry, i err
Baltimore, Sept. 17, lsyj, in remaining at
his post in tht magazine of that vessel (lnd
stamping out the burning parlicles-of a
prematurely exploded cartridge wl ich
were blown down the schute, has been pro
moted upon the recommendation of his
commanding officer to the pot of acting
gunner in the navy and is awarded a uncial
A Woman Ilorsetliief Captured.
SANTA Fe, N. M., Nov.'JS. John McLeod
and Sam Pollock, two Sierra county rarch
crs in pursuit of horsethie es, Friday ct:me
upon a band of three, and a fight ensued in
which one of the thieves was killed mid
one wounded. The third proved to 1 a
woman named Alice Parker, and known
as "the Kid." She was dressed in male at
tire with a big revolver in her belt. Herself
and wounded part ner are in jail.
Co!d-Elooded Murder in a Chi
t.ISCSEANTS TAZE N3 SrSK.
A Man Shot Iov. n liecause He MmiIh a Mo
tion of Kes!-tai:ce The Smuniln N Ot
Away, as lsu.il Hunk "Cracked" ut
Liberty, Mo., That Nets the I5urt;!Hr
About St'J.OOO Scared HIT Wl.lle There
Was Still MO.OlW to Steal.
CmcAtJO, Nov. About 11 :T) last night
three masked men entered tha saloon of
John Campbell at 2 Armour Avenue,
and with drawn revolvers ordered the peo
ple pr-.sent t.- throw up tPeir hands. One
of the men thus he!d up was John Cane,
of 414 lVarlhirn street. Cane t'cowup
his hands with the rest of the f: i -htei , d
crowd, but at t,t same time tried to fc-ct
near enough to one of the robbers to grab
him. Divining Cane's purpose the man
leveled his revolver nt Cane and fired. Th
bullet struck Cane in the nbl.. ,,. in
ducing a fatal wound and he sank to tha
floor unconscious and bleeding. The
three r.:b!rs evidently alarmed at their
handiwork made a simultaneous rush for
Had Robbed Another Slon.
The proprietor's son, James Campbell,
drew his own pistol and running to the
door fired two shots after the fleeing men,
but the men got away. The police wera
hastily notified. They did not find thenien,
but they found that Cane was uot the only
victim of the robbers. It appears that at
11 o'clock last night the same band of mm
had enterred the saloon of James II. Voitzo
at 5i'it, Thirty-ninth street, and robbed tl e
proprietor of the contents of his cash
drawer. From Voitze's nlacp. th.-v mrj
have gone direct to Campbells saloon.
SUCCESSFUL ROBBERY OF A BANK.
The Cracksmen Do a Good Job Hut
Might Have Done llctter.
I.ihlktt, Mo., Nov. 2S.-Four cracksmen
wkli the use of dynamite and the latest
pi roned tools succeeded in cracking the
big safe of the First National bank of this
:ity Saturday night, and securing a sum of
money which, though it cannot be fixed
definitely, owing to the reticence of the of
ficials of the bank, is variously estimated
at from $11,000 to $15,000 by those who are
in a position to know. The burglars were
scared away lefore they had completed
their work, and did not get into the raservo
vault of the safe, in which was$!0,000 more,
principally in gold. They bad dxnamita
and a fuse attached, but for some unknown
reason fled without touching it off.
Mifcht Have Got That lO.OOO.
The first intimation of the robbery came
at 10M o'clock yestorday morning, when
County Treasurer Riley, who has an office
in the building adjoining the bank, went
to his office. When he entered the room
he that the wall of the building was
caving in, an i on investigation found that
there hail been a terrible explosion in the
bank, which had almost wrecked both
buildings, lie at once gavethe alarm, and
upon search it was learned that burglars
had been at work successfully in the Iwnk.
They had entered the bauk by means of
Creat Thing for P.urglars, Dynamite.
They then drilled holes through the out
er dxir of thu vault and with a charge of
powder blew out the time lock which had
been set to open this morning. Inside this
was a steel ? oor to the burglar proof com
partment. Vhe only money known to be
outside this door was fci'JO deposited latj
Saturday afternoon by the Liberty Build
ing and Ioan association. They used dyna
mite to effect an entrance through this sec
ond door. Vhey must have used a terriiio
Dhargn, for the heavy steel door was so
completely blown to pieces that not even a
good sized piece of it has been found.
Twelve the jsand dollars is considered a
low estimaie of what they got.
V eut eft" With a Stolen Team.
It was learned that four suspicious look
ing characters had been seen in town on
Saturday afternoon and evening who ivrj
total strangers. Two were old men and
two were apparently about 20. One of
them bought a large quantity of putty just
liefore dark and this was used with the
dynamite to deaden the sound. Leaving
the bank the burglars went to the house of
Mr. James Steele and stolo a carriage and
a team of horses, with which they 'made
their escape. The sheriff and a posse traced
them as f ir as the Milwaukee r.iilrcd
bridge over the Missouri river at Kansas
City, where the horses were found in an
almost dying condition, having been driven
furiously. Lere all trace of the men W9
lost, but the officials of Kansas City ara
working on the case and think they have
learned who the men are, but refuse to give
names. It is stated that they i?t acr s9
the river by means of a boat which confed
erates had in waiting.
PHELPS WAS M1SREP0RTED.
He Denies the Diplomatic Ureak Credited
BEHLIN", Nov. 2s. In an interview yester
day Minister Phelps said that he had re
ceived a number of cable dispatches inquir
ing about his alleged attack on Count von
Caprivi. He expressed himself as surprised
at the story. As a matter of fact he had
not alluded to German politics, and had
warmly praised the emperor, who had re
ferred to Prince Bismarck in a single sen
tence, praising his work as the unifier of
Germany and comparing him with an old
lion whose roar still attracted the world's
attention. He thought that the German
papers had published correct reports for
none had commented unfavorably on hi3
Thanksgiving day speech.
Were No Clubs Around There.
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 2S. The bouse
of David Clark, a farmer living near Som
merville, was destroyed by fire Friday and
a child 3 years old perished in the flames.
Clark and his wife going out had left in the
house two orphan children, aged 5 and 3
years. Neighbors hastening to the rescue
after seeing the flames were met by a fero
cious buliJiw which prevented them from
entering. They called to the children to
come out, the elder child obeying the or
der. The other, too excited to understand
the danger it was in, remained iu the house
and was burned to death.
Death of Abby Hutchinson.
New Yoke, Nov. 28. Mrs. Abby Hutch
inson -Patton, wife of Ludlow Patton, died
in this city on Thursday evening, Nov. 24,
after a brief illness, the immediate cause
of which was a rupture of one of the blood
vessels of the brain. Mrs. Patton and her
brother John were the last survivors of the
famous Hutchinson family of singers of
A HUSBAND'S HORRIBLE CRIME.
He Carves His Wife and a Han and
PJJTurows Their Remains to the Hops.
Clauksville, Ark., Nov. 23. Henry
Banks, a colored farmer who had been ab
sent from home, returned yesterday morn
ing an 1 foun. I his wife talking to Joseph
Pt-ri-y, a neighbor. The enraged husband
pjlled out a razor aud literally carved them
io piecs, cutting the limbs of the victims
from their bodies and throwing them in
the hog pen. The murderer escaped, but a
posse is iu pursuit.
Commander-in-Chief Weisscrt O. A. R.,
being informed that the Texas department
G. A. R. h,-.s refused a charter to a negro
post, has ordered the immediate issue of
the charier on pain of dissolution of the
William O'Brien, the Irish au'itator, has
written to Home secretary Motley asking
him to stop evictions of tenants who do not
pay their rents.
Gladstone dined at Windsor castle with
the queen Friday.
William Miller, a farmer, was robbed and
' murdered by footpads between his home
and Lawrence, Kan. He was giving his
murderers a ride at the time, lhey only
The ore shipments from the Creede.Colo.,
silver camp during Oct. were 5.6S5 tons.
Otto H. Canfield, a clerk in the local
freight station of the Union Pacific at Den
ver, is charged w ith forgery as an outcome
of frauds iu weighing grain by which cer
tain parties had their shipments under-
T. Fhbert Wheeler, o Armourdale.Kan.,
is dead. He had prayed for death inces
santly almost since his daughter died three
weeks ago. His death was a painful one,
taking place after he had goue to bed ap
parently in perfect health.
J. D. Hallock and Mrs. Martha Stafford
were married in Chillicothe, Mo. They
were married once before thirty-two years
ago lived together nine years aud were
The billposters of St. Louis are on a
strike, and as a means of emphasizing that
fact tore down all the theatrical paper iu
the town which had been put up by non
D. K. Crouse, of Syracuse, a sporting
millionaire in the horse line, died worth
$10,000,000, leaving his money to nineteen
first cousins and old employes. A woman
has come forward, with a son, claiming to
be his widow. In his will he left his con
fidential clerk $150,000, bis jockey $100,000,
and his valet $50,000.
A Klg Scheme in Beer Making.
St. IxClS, Nov. 23. The consolidation of
the four memmoth export breweries of the
United States Anheuser-Busch, William
Lemp, of this city, and the Schliu and
Pabst, the Ust with its four auxiliaries
with a capital stock of $40,000,000 and
bonds to the extent of $200,000,000, to sup
ply the world is the gigantic enterprise
which is being fathered by the Rothschilds
of England. That it will ultimately be ac
complished Adolph Busch, of the Anheuser
company, has littie doubt.
H oist by His Own Petard.
Chattanooga, Nov., 2S. A peculiar
double tragedy occurred at Summerville,
Ga , Saturday evening. A young man
named Wooten, the sou of a prominent citi
zen.became engaged in a quarrel with a ne
gro and struck him over the head with a
6hotgun. The weapon was discharged, the
load striking Wooten in the chest, killing
him instantlv. The skull of thg negro was
fractured and he will die.
His Number Five's Life Insured.
Des Moines, la.. Nov.es. William May
hor, of Riverton, Fremont county, who is
under arrest for poisoning five of his wives,
the last dying Oct. 28, had the life of his
last victim insured in the Equitable insur
ance company of New York for $5,000. If
he is proven guilty the policy will not be
'HR TMILY ARGUS D SLIVERED AT YOUR
i door every eseuinf for lc per week.
?UR SALE A SQUARE PIANO AS GOOD AS
Lew. by Mrs. Kails. S'25 Twelfth ttr. et.
JH.1R RENT Furnished rooms at 1108 Second
ANTED-rOl'R GENT EM EN lOAKDKR
in private family, No. Se Nineteenth St.
AGENTS mkin2S5 to J10 per day eellire the
fclertrical M'ciuiler hous t.oM :mt, Kly Krady
ctrcct, Davenport, Iowa, second &oor. room 9, 2 to
8 p. m. Gei.trul a-cnl wanted.
WANTKD SIX 1ADIKSAND GENTLEVFN
who w tild like uteady nu lojmen', light
work, f 40.00 !cr month easilv mude. Call or ad
dress, 1 hos. F. .okin, 1&4 Third avenue
Or TO f15 PER DAT AT HuJIB, SEL1 INQ
O'J Lightnine Plater ard llaung jewelry,
watches, tableware, ic. Plates the finest of jew
elry gooi ae n-w. on nil kinds of metal, wi'b fcold,
fil.tr or nickel No experience No capital.
Kverj touee ha? g-ods reed.ng plating.
11. K. DKLNO & CO., lalunbot.
JOTICK TO CONTBACTOBS.
Sealed proposals will be received at te city
cletk's office, Hock li-land. 111., until Dec. 19, IStfS,
t 5 p. n., for constructing the improvements
ordered by an ordinance of said city, entitled
"An ordinance for the Improvement of Twen
thth street from the south line of Ninth avenue
tu the north hne of Eighteenth avenue," passed
Aimast 8, 16i, also "An ordinance for the im
provement of Konrth avenue from the west line
of First street to the wc st line of Twentieth street
and from the east line of TweMy-third street to the
wen Hi e of 1 wenlj-fonr.h trt et, and of Twenty
fourth street from the H'Uth lln. of Third avenue
to the north line of Fifth avenue." pa-ed ct.
17, and for fu-ni-hing'he mater al a'd doing
the wotk according to the tdanB and specifications
on fl e at the city clerk's ol ce.
Ilia: k triCs will le luruii-ucd on application.
Bids mu-t be separate for ech improvement
above cpec:fied, ami sccomptin'ed with a certified
check in the fum of $500, payable to the order of
the treasur. r of said city, which shall become for
feited to said city in ca-e the b dder shall fail to
enter into contract with approved sureties to exe
cute the work for the price ra -ctionel in his bid,
and accord, iur to the plas and spucificittons in
th., event that the contract Biould be awarded to
The riuht to reject any and all bids or pro
posals 1 hereby expressly reserved by said City.
Koek Island, 111., November, 26. 1893.
Robert Koh tea.
JOUCE TO CONTB A.OTO B 8.
Sealed prop os do will be received at the City
Clerk's office. Kock iland. 111., until Monday,
l'ec 19, ltws at 5 o'clock p m., for constructing
ihe Improvement ordered by an ordinance of
sild cty entitled 4 Aa ordinance for the con
struction of a storm crain from the west side of
Seventeenth street and Ninth a d Tenth avrnaes
tothowest ide of Twenty-fifth street," passed
Nov. 81, 1898. Flans and specifications for said
Improvement on the City Clerk's office.
Al bids must be accompanied with a certified
check in the sum of $200 for the proper perfor in
ane of the contract if secured.
The city reserves the right to relect any
and all bids.
Kock Island, Cl., Nov. S8, 1891.
Hob est Eoehlkb,
DECjlst DEC. 1st.
O Of the D etit guIebeJ American Tragedian O .
Mr. Walker Whiteside,
Supported by a Powerful
in hia grand atid
Thices 23, 60, 75 and f 1.00.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM'S
11322 Second Avenue,
And a full line of
At never before
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 Jand 1811 Second Avenue.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fat.l and Winter Goods are liow DAVENPORT,
In. Bemember we are ehcvfirg the larpfEt and most varied
assortment of Dcmestio and Imfobtet goods in the three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure $5 to $12.
We will occupy our new
and Twenty-third St., and
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
We can't help talking about 'em; they are
going this weather like hot cakes.
A Special Sale this Week.
2500 fine stylish garments, with and without fur,
at $28.50, 22.50, 18.00, 15.75, 14.25, 10.25, 8.25,
7.50, 6.75 and 5.95.
You will save at least $4 to
$10 on each garment you
buy from us.
Millinery Always the
We are the People.
Compaay of Lsgiiimate Artists,
great imptr-onation of
8ets on sale at Harper House
Jersey Sweet Pot-ttoes,
Small Yellow Tomatoes fur
fresh canned goods.
heard of prices
store, cor. of Fifth avenue
will be known as the
M4W. Second Street. DAVENPORT. lOWi