D. Burgess, proprietor of billiard parlor, was born in Courtland County, N.Y. He was employed for several years, as conductor on the S.B. & N.Y. Ry., also was telegraph operator for same road. He moved to Neb. in 1875, and engaged in the stock business; removed to Missouri Valley in 1877 and engaged in his present business, on the corner of Fifth and Erie Sts.