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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAT 28. 1895.
MTHAIL IS HEARD.
Defendant in the Breach of
Promise Case on the Stand.
A E0ASTI5Q CE0S3 IXAMI5ATI0N.
TelU of HU Relation With tta Plaintiff
Or. Warner Barprlsaa the Attorney a
Sack of the Evidence a. la Fit for Publi
cation. A waiting crowd of bald-heads
were assembled in the circuit court
room lonfr before the opening hour
of the afternoon session, yesterday,
with open month and ear intent to
catch every morsel of libidnous talk
anticipated in' the defense of tbe
Trovillo-McPhail breach of promise
case. And their expectations were
not disappointed. Moral filth ran
wild for three hours, and people who
revel in such depravity could get
their Gil, yea, verily, and be satis,
Tha plaintiff was first recalled and
asked as to the mending of the de
fendant's clothing, underclothing
and sooks, to show their intimate
relations, and the little attentions
which a wife in esse or soon-to-be
would bestow upon her husband.
V. J. Mclntyre, the partner of the
defendant, was the first witness
called for the defense. He said he
was engaged in the mercantile busi
ness in Keynolds, and had been for
eight years; had known the defend
ant for about eleven years. Witness
knew nothing about the intimate re
lations between tbe parties until
after the suifwas brought; that he
noticed the nails protruding from
the 'hole in the wall," and upon
inquiring about it was told by the
pluintilT that they were used as
clothes hooks. Just prior to the
suit, plaintilf had a conversation
with' witness in which she told him
that she was going to sue McPhail
for breach of promise. Witness
asked if McPhail had ever promised
to marry her. She said no, but that
their relations were such as led her
to believe ho would marry her.
Frank Keim, the harness maker of
Reynolds, said that he had known
the pluintilT for 2!) years, they being
schoolmates together; that plaintilf
often called at his house, being there
sometimes as often as three or four
times a day; that he hail a conversa
tion with her one day about getting
married, and asked her why she
didn't get a life partner. Plaintiff
said she would if she could get one
rich enough. Witness said there
were plenty of rich old bachelors in
town, anil then added, "What's the
matter with McPhail?" Plaintiff
made reply in most profane language
in expressing the improbability of
an alliance between tbein. On cross
examination the moral character of
witness and that of his family were
somewhat inquired into, and the
probability of such talk being possi
ble with prrsons of high moral sense
The Star Witness.
But the star witness of the session
was Henry Werner, M. !., of Rey
nolds, who testified to three occa
s'ons of intimacy approaching the
ruhicon, but not crossing into the
domain of criminality. One was
whet, the plaintiff was returning
from Aludo, when the plaintiff took
undue liberties; another when wit
ness took some towels to plaintiff to
be hemmed, ami again when he went
to ret theni. On those two latter
occasions, the intimacy being that
which should not exist between un
married persons, while still fallin
short of illicit intercourse. Tbe
cross examination was directed to
showing that the position the doctor
assumed in his his testimony was
entirely unnatural, improbable and
J. W. Titterinjjton, a clerk in the
rtore of Mcintyre & McPhail, testified
that both the partners and himself
took goods up to the plaintiff's rooms.
how often each did so, he could not
say. Latterly McPhail was more
particularly inquired for on these
occasions. Witness knew nothing of
the relations between plaintiff and
defendant other than in a business
The defendant was then put upon
the stand. He denied everything
material to the plaintiff's case. l)e
nied that he ever promised to marry
her; denied that he made any al
vauces to her; denied that he told
her he liked her, on the contrary
said he did not; denied that he made
the hole in the wall or inside way. to
her apartments from the store at his
own suggestion, said it was her de
sire; said he did not call on her half
as many times as she wanted him to
that she was always after him, de
siring his company and attentions
he admitted that he did not desire
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Mxn Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
his relations with the plaintiff known
to the world, and hence was willing
to have the inside way from the store
made; ' but' that he never went
through it without her assistance
and only at her request. In short,
his testimony may be found in the
first pages of that good bock: "The
woman she gave me of the tree, and
I did eat. She put herself in my
way; she beguiled me; she invited
my attentions; she threw herself In
my way; I am not to blame."
At tbe adjournment of court the
defendant was still on the stand.
A Bed Hot Croat Examination.
The price of sin is a vigorous cross
examination. At least it is so in a
case of this nature. Tbe defendant
was on the stand fall the - morning,
the first few questions being the
closing of itbe direct examination,
and the balance of the time under
the fire of a rigid cross examination
by Mai. Beardsley. As with the
Kentucky colonel, lately the defend
ant in a similar proceeding which a
few months back occupied the atten
tion of the country, tbe defendant
claimed that his relations with the
plaintiff constituted a -purely com
mercial transaction, with 'the con
sideration of love and affection
entirely left out; that he had
never loved her, never said he
did, never promised to marry her,
nor made use of any expressions
which could by any possibility be
construed into a declaration of love
or promise to marry. He said his
relations with the piaintin were tbe
usual ones between men and women
where the question of love was en.
irely eliminated, and that his rela
tions were the outcome of a natural
desire on his part with many acts of
encouragement on her part. He ad
mitted that he had given her no
money, but 'claimed that he had
made her occasional presents of
articles of slight value, candy and
the like, of the aggregate value of
perhaps a dollar. He denied that
he was worth 17,000, as the
the plaintiff had claimed, but
said that all he owned was
an interest in tbe hrm ot the
value of about $2,000, and a half in
terest in a couple of lots and the
building in which their old store was
located. ' He admitted that he had
poken to several parties since the
commencement of this suit relative
to the character of the plaintiff, but
enied that he had sought to secure
witnesses to impeach her reputation.
for chastity, lhe examination was
severe, and as such are likely to be,
sometimes slightly outside "of the
direct line. There were, as was to
be expected, several passages be
tween tbe witness and counsel, and
asseverations on the part of Major
lieardslev as to tbe witness being a
lady's man," a ladv killer," and
the like, to which both the witness
nd Mr. Jackson objected. Bat on
tbe whole the examination proceeded
n an orderly manner.
This afternoon the plaintiff intro
duced about twenty-five people to
prove her good character, and this
closed the testimony, when William
Mcbniry began the opening address
for the plaintiff.
Buy a home of Rcidy Bros.
Plenty of strawberries at
Chief Clerk R. C. Willerton, of the
Harper, is seriously ill.
The Tri-City team defeated the
Burlingtons yesterday by a score of
12 to 5.
Cauliflower, new beets, cabbage.
wax beans and home grown peas at
The Burlington club will play two
games here Decoration day wth
The Davenport Business Men's
association will investigate the price
ol gas in that city.
Your confidence will never be be
trayed if you buy hat and furnishing
goods at Stewart s.
You don't have to be hypnotised
in order to appreciate the summer
underwear that Stewart sells.
Never before and never again will
you have such a chance men s pat
ent leather shoes fi.'Jfi at Dolly Bros1.
lhe second panel ot the petit jury
for the May term of the circuit court
reported for duty yesterday after
Billy Amcnt's band complimented
The Akius with a serenade this
morning. Thanks, Billy, 'twas im
mense. One and one-third fare for. round
trip on the C, 11. I. & P. railway to
all points within 200 miles on May
20 and 30.
The ladies of the three cities all
agree on one point, and that is,
Stewart has the prettiest sailor hats
they ever saw.
J. E. Montrose has returned from
Chicago. He is now busy with the
arraagements for the Memorial day
parade, of which he is chief mar
shal. Others may kick, but we are going
to do it take them while they last
men's patent leather shoes f 2.98 at
Dolly Bros'. They are the latest
There is one thing money cannot
do. It cannot buy better goods or
goods at more economical prices
man at Stewart s, the natter and
' Capt. A. J. Whitney came np from
(jaincy yesterday, where be is en
gaged in harbor improvement, in or
der to bid on the river work let by
What do vou think ot it men's
patent leather shoes, the very latest
styles at 2.9$, worth $0? Come
quickly, they won't last long at this
price Dolly Bros'.
C. C. Newberg, who now operates
the Tower slide, has boats to rent
above the dam a mile east of the
Tower for all wishing to enjoy the
pleasure of boating on the canal.
Tbe Moline Rock river bridge over
the Hennepin canal case mast now
be settled by the city attorney, of
that city, and the secretary of war
direct, in tbe light ol recent develop
The remains of John Arthur, the
8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Stenburg, 1312 Thirtieth street, who
died Saturday of membraneous
croup, were taken to Chicago this
morning for interment.
President F. W. Aerrell, ot the
Rock Island district of the Epworth
league, has issued the itinerary for
the Epworthians going to Chatta
nooga to attend the second interna
tional conference June 27-30.
To hear the busy hum of the trim
ming machine, and the bundles of
papers sent out to every part of the
city, yon would think Sutcliffe was
giving paper away. Remember you
can this week purchase any grade of
wall paper in stock at a 50 per cent
Bruther Paulsen was assessed $5
and costs by Magistrate Schroeder
yesterday afternoon for becoming
too well organized for navigation anil'
decency about his mother's home,
and failing to produce the necessary
wherewith was sent to the stone pile
to work it ont.
Hon. and Mrs. Ben T. Cable left
the city last night en route east and
will sail from New York early in
June, expecting to be abroad six
months or a year. Mrs. Cable and
children will visit in St. Louis and
Lexington before her departure,
joining Mr. Cable in New York.
A team belonging to James Mont
gomery of Edgington became fright
ened at a motor car on Second ave
nue yesterday afternoon, turned a
double somersault, bringing up in a
heap on 'the pavement. The horses
were with di nculty extricated and
put on their feet. No damage was
"Farmer" Martin Burns, the
champion wrestler of the world, and
Duncan McMillan, champion of Scot
land, will contest for a purse of $500
at the urand opera house, Des
Moines, Saturday evening, June 1.
The match will becatch-as-catch-can,
best three in five falls, no holds
Congressman George W. Prince, of
Galesburg, accompanied by M. O.'l
Williamson, county clerk of Knox
county, ari-ived in the city this
morning. Mr. Prince spoke at Au-
gustana college this afternoon and
be delivers the address of the day at
the countv soldiers' monument Mem
I he rush for wall paper at Sut-
cliffe's was something tremendous
yesterday. Never in the history ot
Rock Island has their been such an
offer made to the people of this vi
cinity to purcase goods at 50 per
cent less than the usual price. It is
done to make some alterations, and
the goods must go at half price. All
new and beautiful designs and, pat
terns at that.
Maj. C. W. Hawes and wife, ot
Fulton, are in the city. Maj.' Hawes
is the efficient head clerk of the M.
W. A., and his record as such has
made him one of those people of
whom Rock Island feels proud when
ever he is referred to. The remark
able growth of f.he order and its ex
cellent standing and financial condi
tion are due very greatly to Maj.
Hawes' painstaking Work, his in
dustry and his devotion to the order's
The great wall paper sale at George
Sutcliffc's, which has astonished the
people the past week for the remark
ably low prices for beautiful goods
direct from the world's largest fac
tories, will be continued for another
week in order to give one and all an
opportunity , to supply themselves
with a real bargain in the wall paper
line. Remember Sutcliffe means
business and all wall paper goes for
another week at a discount of 50 per
Lcent. W here on earth can you beat
such a record for low prices? Store
corner Fifteenth street and Second
We keep Parks' Cough Syrup and
we tell everyone it is the best cough
cure we sell. Everybody likes it and
we sell it on a guarantee. Try it for
your cold, cold by Jlartz As Llle-
Consumers (f Aewmjfefeao fo
acwfcjto pg a little more ftaa
ice price charged for lie ortonj
trade tebecos. will jind this
brand superior to all c&ers
beware or .uiraiais.
TURN YOUR BACK
On those who aim to
- destroy your health
by' trying to sell yon
anything, but a . .
Leonard Cleanablo Refrigerator.
300 screen doors, plain or fancy.
300 window screen flyers.
300 window screens, Dodd's pat.
150 refrigerators, all styles and
72 Home and Hero ice cream
37 Quickmeal Gasoline stores.
23 gas stoves, every style, and
size. t , 1-
14 M. & D. steel ranges.
62 Home Riverside stoves and
The above goods are all of the
very best make,s, and if you are in
terested in any of them "it will pay
yon to get our prices.
1615-1617 Second Ave.
Any day during busi
ness hours and watch
the pleased expressions
of our customers as
they emerge from oar
doors, and you'll begin
to see that we are the
people when it comes
to a question of where
to go for
For Simmer Drinks.
Krell & Math.
We have it on reliable
authority that at Krell &
Math's confectionery you
can have every kind of cake
except the stomach ache;
you can't have that there at
any price, as the confection
ery made by Krell & Math is
pure, fresh and wholesome.
Considering its high quali
ty, too, it is very reasonable
KRELL & MATH,
1716-1718 Second Ay.
Have just received, unpacked and placed in readiness
another large shipment of
MEN'S . SUITS at $7.39.
These suits by far surpass anything ever shown in this or
any other city at anywhere near this price. . You must not
fail to see pur line of
MEN'S SUITS AT $3 98;
They are not the common pointed satinet kind. We carry ,
Mcltlty te-Reck Dry Goods Co.
Sole Agents for Butterick Patterns Buy Standard Sewing Machines.
Weather in May didn't help cape sales a particle.
Prices have got to do it, and they will. To reduce stock
we shall not let cost stand in the way, but slash prices
to move tbe goods. This week we throw out 800
capes, all styles, broadcloth, velvet, clay worsted,
lace, chiffon and jet trimmed, silk lined and nnlined,
at but four prices.
9c worth np to f 8 25.
K flH, worth np -o SB.
S4M, aorth up toSTSS.
S6V9, worth opto (13.
It i an unusual opportunity to secure an elegant 1 tyliah wrap for
ccol evening aear at bat nominal cost.
Children's Short Jackets.
Children's short jket hare got to g-a. Pretty sew Jtekets, a'cely
m uie and trimmed.
At troc. wbat we hare at tl 2S.
At Si 8W. what we have at (1 SS and f2.5.
At $J.S whM e have np to la.
Bear in mind that this ia a sale of new garments only. We bars no
eld ones to offer.
Among mstiT new wrappers reeeived last week we men' ion three)
eperiale: At 73c, priLt wrapper, tall Her, rPITIe yoke, lane eleerea,
worth fl 1; at Wp. vervpretty styles in navy, baca and lawy prints,
worth $1 .S5; at fl.S etylh-h wiapp rs. pearl button, toll sleeves and
akitts. worth f 1 fig.
alrgant assortment of I-piera suit, skirt and waist at 9'c. J1.5V
14Setc-in a variety of el) If., including the ntw l-er Spanl-h
flqnnoes. Brantif ul materials, such as crepon plitss. Imported dltnitUs
and laetns, camb'ics, percales, etc
JopN Koch, Sr.,
. A jax Bicycles
BICYCLES MADE Tp ORDER.
A Bicycle repaired with
neatness and dispatch.
218 Market Square.
And Floor Paints,
1610 Third avenue.
Washw Everything Fran Fin
SUk Handkerchief to ft Oircrat Tent.
Lice Cnrtalni Specialty,
No. 1724 Third Ave.
A. M. P4.RKER.
Telephone No. 1214-
Mclntyre - Reck Dry Goods Co.
1709 and 1711 Second avenue. Rock Island.
Will during the month of May make dresses at
reduced prices. Perfect fit and neat finish guar
$5.00 Reduction to Pupils
Taking Fqjl Course
In Mme. Kellogg's System of Dress Cutting and
Making. Former pupils are cordially invited to
visit the school and profit by instructions in
measurements and helpful talk upon scientific
and artistic dressmaking every Thursday at
2 p. m.
Ryan Block Second Floor, Davenport.
f- t-l A tl
Days will soon be on us and we shall anticipate them
in our underwear department.
Three Sharp Bargains in Ladies' Vests.
At or 3 for t9e, a do atttes. Ksyptlan cotton vesta, elecantly silk
flushed, worth 83c, Ste and SSc. At IN;, orator sc KgvpUaa cottoa
tat finished vesf. wimt seeve and eh-evelest, worth c At Ac or
S for ISo, excellent eosabrd yam sle-vrlrss vents, rood He valae. Vena
particularly cood values in childran's anderaear will be on aala at the)
On Tneay or Wednesday-we will have more c.f tttoae Se araU
French Balbriircan shtns and drawers which will co on sale at the. rams
price as before, 49c. As the flret lot went to quickly we advise an carir
' Memorial Day
Comes on Thursday, and it is none too earlr to lay la a snnplv of lacs
now. especially wnen you can boy them for a son.
1.(100 nM at Sc a doxen. son flag at 10c a dozen
Sun llaa star-earn S00 Bags at 4c each.
3 0 flags at &c each.
All mounted ready for nee, and worth from lc to too.
For Lady Cyclists.
Wa offer lhe famous W B. b'cycle enrset at tl 88 to Introduce It.
tht rccnlsr price being St 50. Beantifnlly made, cut awsv reinforced
h'p wins ela lie eectloa, perfect nittog. it gives the rider that graceful
pnatnre. that esse end comfort as mach touuht artrr in riding and does
away with much of the fatigue of long oletanoe ridtng. Mrs.'arilrath,
the Inter Orcan round the world eje i't, nsvs this corset exc lusively
while riding. .
Standard Sewing Machines.
standard mtrhines are the best to buy because the calrt running
and most reliaale. Prices $11 and up. Isusllj (65 and up. We ara sola
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