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THE AEGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1903.
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Cold Air -Descends..
Warm -A r 4Mis,es'
WHEN TWO AIRS OF DI FFEU KNTffEM I'E RATHRES
COME IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER IN AN
ENCLOSED SPACE, THEY FORM A CONDENSATION OR
MOISTURE, AND MOISTUIPE IN A REFRIGERATOR
WILL NOT KEEP FOOD PURE. WHEN ICE IS PLACED
ABOVE FOOD IN A REFRIGERATOR, THE WARM AIR
RISING COMES IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH TII COLD
AIR DESCENDING, THEREBY FORMING A CONDENSA
TION AND MAKING AN IMPURE BOX. EXAMINE THE
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' i AND BE CONVINCED THAT IT IS
Only Perfect Refrigerator
on the Market.
THEK I' IS NO CONDENSATION IN AN AUTOMATIC,
AS THE COLD AIR ENTERS THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX
AND FORCES THE WARM A1U TO THE ICE, WHICH
. PURIFIES IT.
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Cor. 2d Ave. and I6tK St.
(Gobi as -&:ri Iceberg
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Pants made by Alfred
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Shirts, none better. All
styles wi t h separate
cuffs and cuffs attach
Straw Hats, the most
stylish in the city.
all the best makes.
Don't buy until you see what we
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Jury, Instructed by the Court, Re
turns a Verdict of not
FAMOUS CONSPIRACY SUIT OVES
Testimony of Drost Proved the Un
doins of the Prosecution's
Matthias Sehnell, the remaining' de
fendant in the noted conspiracy case,
was this morning' declared not guilty
by the jury acting on the instruction
of the court. Thus is ended the final
chapter in one of the mo remarka
ble series of litigations ever recorded
in the court annals of Kock island
It was the evidence of Daniel Irost,
the supposed fellow conspirator, that
resulted in State's Attorney Weld's
nolle prosse-- motion this morning.
Drost was placed on the stand yester
day, after , voluntarily pleading guilty
and taking1 a fine of &2.0O0., Not only
did he fail to show any conspiracy,
but rather" revealed that Sehnell was
an innocent i victim of an intricate
succession of blackmailing schemes.
An Abropt Kncllnc.
The sudden finale of the case is a
surprise, as it was expected Drost
would prove a star witness
for the prosecution, but instead he
was its undoing, .lie told the jury an
entirely different story from that re
lated to the state's attorney, and this
morning the latter, when court open
ed at 0 o'clock, arose and gave his
reasons for offering a motion to dis
miss the case.
Attorney Haas, for the defense,
tiled a cross motion t..the etTect that
the court instruct the jury ti return
a verdict of not guilty. The last order
was sustained and the jury followed
instructions. The court then 'dis
missed the jury and the defendant.
The latter was much agitated and
plainly showed the strain of the past
few days. It was with difficulty that
lie controlled himself for a brief jeri
od, but, with the congratulations of
his friends his strength returned and
he left the court free of litigation for
the first time in 10 or 12 years.
Story of Chm.
Mrs, McDermott was a relative of
Mr. Schnell's deceased wife. After
the latter's deatfi Mr. SehnelUpaid
some attention to Mrs. McDermott
and at various times pavejlier jmoney
and property. She claimed that he
asked her to marry liim. but this he
has always denied. At any rate she
started a breach of promise suit for
$75,000. About this time Drost be
came one ot the figures in the events
that were transpiring, with the result
that be followed Mrs. McDermott to
Omaha and married her there. The
present case had its origin flue to that
fact. The state attempted to show
that the ceremony was the result of
a conspiracy between Drost and
Sehnell to invalidate the breach of
Aunmed n Name.
Drost was married under the name
of Chandler in lsi)7, but the defense
had four witnesses to prove that Mrs.
McDermott . was ' acquainted with
Drost before she went to Omaha and
that the wedding was a put-up scheme
to bleed Mr. Sehnell. At any rate,
Drost and his wife came back and re
ceived $1.".00() from the contractor.
This money was soon squandered in
one way and another, Drost having
the Newcoinb case in Scott county
on his hands at the time. From time
to time further attempts were made
to get money from Sehnell, but; none
to any great amount was afterward
secured. Then followed the indict-'
inent of Sehnell and Drost for con
spiracy, Mrs. McDcVmott-Drost being
the prosecuting witness. In the mean
time she had commenced divorce pro
ceedings against Drost.
Judte Ctt Tomorrow.
The circuit court was adjourned
this morning until 9 o'clock tomor1
row morning, when Judge (Jest will
be on the bench. ;
Mrs. Barbara Schmidt, who; has
been ill for the past two weekstwith
pneumonia, died last evening at the
home of her son, 1126 Tenth avenue.
The deceased was a native of 'Ger
many, but had made this city, her
home for over thirty years. She; was
f6 years old and in survived by the
following1 children: Mrs. Klizabeth
Cramer and Mrs. Mary Fluege, of
Kock Island; Mrs. Anna Verthmann,
of Davenport, and Fngelbert Schmidt,
of Rock Island. The funeral vvfll be
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the residence of Engejbert
Schmidt to St. Mary's church, i where
services will be held. ,
The remains of Temple Euford.
who died at Vancouver, Wash., tlune
15, were shipped here today. Deceas
ed was 70 years old and died .of
Cright's disease. The f uneral t ,wasJ
held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from
Knox's undertaking rooms to Chip
piannock cemetery, where interment
was made in the Buford lot. " -v
- Regarding Closing of lhe Store. '
"Young & McCombs'- store s will be
open Fridaj" erening. unttJ"!Jr! 30". "' Clos
ed all da Saturday, the Fourth.
IS IN PROGRESS
Light Vote Recorded up Till 2
O'clock This After
- In the election being held today for
member of the board of education 38
votes had been cast at 2 o'clock for
the-single candidate, Hamlin Hull, the
retiring- member. The heat and lack
of. opposition are responsible for the
very light vote.
There were rumors during the af
ternoon of a still hunt on the part of
politicians, but such developments, if
any will probably not be uncovered
until late in the day. Naturally such
reports occasioned much surprise, as
it was difficult to conceive of how any
one would desire the office under such
circumstances, and while its effect
was to stir Mr. Hull's friends, it is
thought that it will prove an entirely
There is but one Toting place, that of
the first precinct of the Fourth ward,
or at Frick's livery barn opposite
Spencer square on Third avenue. The
polls will be open until 7 o'clock tlis
Mrs. Ferdinand Iloldorf has return
ed from Omaha.
T. F. LaVclle has returned from a
visit to Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ohhveiler are
visiting at Winona. Minn.
I.eon and Ardo Mitchell are home
from their school in the east fir the
Mrs. K. Cramptoii leaves tomorrow
morning to spend the summer at
Miss Carrie Ileusvr has departed for
a visit to her sister, Mrs. A. V. Wade,
at Kansas, Ohio.
Rev. II. I!. Williams has gone to de
liver a lecture this evening at Ia Prai
rie Center, a town near Peoria.
'Mrs. C. C. Carter and children leave
tomoirow morning to spend the sum
mer at Emmett I leach, Mich.
Mrs. D. F. Mnguire and Mrs. Kobert
(lalvin and little son depart tomor
row for an extended isit in the east.
(leorge Perry anil son Will leave
this evening for a month's visit with
friends in Omaha and other points in
Gen. and Mrs. J. Franklin Icll de
parted last night, for Fort Leaven
worth. Katis., where the general will
report for duty.
Mrs. Sarah. K. Donovan left last
night for her -home at Cheyenne,
Wyo., after a visH. with her (laugh
ter, Mrs. Ida MMcVabe.
C. II. Armstrong, of Kiester, Minn.,
is here to take the, position as ticket
ajrent and operator at the Twentieth
street depot of the Kock Island.
$1. A. Patterson left the city last
night to assume his new duties at
Kansas City as assistant freight and
passenger agent for the Kock Island
lines west of the Missouri river.
Mrs. A. M. Hruner and three chil
dren leave tomorrow morning for a
visit of a couple, of months in the
western part of Nebraska. Mr. Ilrun
er will accompany his family as far
, Miss Mary F,. Durham, of this city,
has been appointed supervisor of
drawing ami manual training in the
Dixon schools. Last year she was
employed in a similar capacity in the
schools at Kewance.
M iss Maude Dreckcn ridge, of Sioux
City, Iowa, last evening arrived for a
visit with the L. F. C. club composed
of high school girls." The club left
this afternoon on the 'Winona for a
week in camp near Camanche.
L'ollin S. Sturgeon has returned to
the city from the, east, having com
pleted his course in the law depart
ment at Harvard university. He has
decided to locate in this city. Mr.
Sturgeon should be a success. Combined
with natural ability he has acquired
. '.thorough preliminary, training.
After leaving higl school he took a
literary course at Northwestern uni
versity and now has spent three
years in the study of law at Harvard.
City Supt. H. H.-Hayden and Mrs.
Hayden leave this evening for Chica
go, where Mr. Hayden will make the
final arrangement jT for the party of
teachers and others he has under
taken to pilot through to the east.
The party, of which there fare 32
members scheduled, will of course
consist mainly of teachers who w ill
go to IJoston to; attend the meeting
of the National IMueational associa
tion, and will leave via the Kock Isl
and in the morning. County Supt. S.
J. Ferguson will 'depart in the morn
ing via the . Milwaukee with a party
of 23 teachers from Moline and the
county at large also bound for IJos
ton. Doth parties will g-o via the
Wabash and West Shore roads from
Chicago and will have special service.
J. SILAS LEAS AND MRS.
Emit LAMBERT WED
,'-J. Silns Leas, the well-known retir
ed manufacturer and capitalist, and
Mrsi Emilj F. Lambert were united in
marriage at 8 o'clock last evening- at
the home of the bride, 710 Thirtieth
street. The ceremony, which was per
formed by Kev. IK W. Keed, pastor of
the First Haptist church, was witness
ed by a small company of relatives
of the principals. Mr. and Mrs. Leas
wilt make ' their" home at the above
number. - -
HERO OF ROMANCE
Touching Story Connected with
Life of Late J. C.
JILTED WHEN A YOUNG MAN
Received Message from Sweetheart
Jtut Before He
J. C. Halkins, the old hermit who
lived on a '.-acre tract . of land in
South Kock Island near thevMoline
line and who died last January, had
a romance connected with his life, as
is usually the case with hermits.
In Oermany half a century ago ILal
kins was jilted by the girl he desired
to marry. Possibly he had been given
a rebuff that a little more persistence
would have made an end of. Hut he
took it so severely to heart that he
bade farewell to his native country
and ame to America. I5y trade he
was an expert bookbinder. Arriving
in this locality he acquired a little
patch of land and constructed on it
a cheap building in which he started
a bookbindcry on a small scale in aj
locality that was then away out in
the 'woods, and all but remote from
It was one of the pioneer bookbind
eries of this neighborhood, and from
it the work that he turned out, with
out assistance, was first class in every
way. As time wore on, other bind
eries sprung- up that employed plenty
of help, and the old man became too
slow to do anything' like rush work,
and he retained but very little trade.
1 1 continued to live on in the same
place as a hermit, and his building be
came a mere shack. He was fairly
well educated and a genius in many
ways. The place where he lived final
ly became known as "the old book
binder's." Knt Iterant
As said, he die I in January last. A
short time before he died he heard
from the sweetheart of his youth.
She was still living in Oermany. an
old maid, never having married indi
cating that the jilting of her lover
half a century ago probably sent two
lives awry. In the communication
that she sent him in her old age, she
sent him her regards.
Halkins left a will giving his pro
erty to Louis Siegfriedt. who had car
ed for him in his last illness. There
was a mortgage on his land and it
has just .been sold by Master-in-Chnn-ccrv
F.ntrikin to Fred Kaisch for the
sum of $1,S(). aid to be the highest
price ever paid in this county for un
platted land lying- outside of the cit
ies. - -
PROBABLY HAD HAND
IN THE THEFT OF SH0S.S
William Smith, the colored man
who was found the other morning
tampering with a car seal at the Bur
lington depot and is now in the coun
ty jail for vagrancy, will find a war
rant against him when he is dis
missed, lie is charged with burglary,
a number of pairs of shoes having
been taken by him. Kd Wilson, the
white man who was sent up at the
same time, is thought to have been
implicated in the steal. The shoes
were taken from a shipment of a
Kansas City firm.
James Driscoll, an employe on the
new Kansas City cut-off of the C M.
S: St. P. railway, came to Davenport
to spend Sunday, fell in with a force
of booze-hoisters and yesterday straj--ed
across the bridjfe into Kock Island
still somewhat under the influence of
liquor. He was arrested by Officer
Peterson and this morning was fined
$3 and costs by Magistrate Johnson.
Z. O. Deandry was also brought to
grief by drunkenness and paid a fine
of $3 and costs.
The monthly report of Chief Miller
shows arrests for drunkenness, 2'J;
for disorderly conduct, 21; indecent
exposure, 1; peace warrant. 2; 'as
sault and battery, 12; larceny, 3; dis
turbing the peace, S; driving cattle
on sidewalk, 1; adultery and fornica
tion. 2; vagrancy, 6; fugitive from
justice, 1; breach' of the peace, 1;
driving through toll gate without
out paying toll, 1; advertising and
distributing bills without a license, 1;
burglary, 4; carrying concealed wea
pons, 1; forgery, 2. State cases, 23;
city, 71. Ambulance calls, 20.
William IJrown, of Peru, III., color
ed, and a tetimster by occupation, was
arrested by Chief Miller last night for
cutting a Kock Island engine loose
from a train on which he and two
white men had been stealing a ride.
The others escaped. Drown protested
any criminal .motive. He was fined
$5 and costs, which he paid. He had
considerable money abr.ut,him, some
of which was in g-old. H claims to
have worked in the mines at Spring
Valley and previous to that time to
have been employed in Joliet.
BARBERS DECIDE TO RETURN
TO OLD PRICE TOR SHAVES
The Sterling Gazette states that
the barbers of Sterling and Rock
Falls have made a failure of their ex
periment of raising the price of a
shave to 15 cents. Business fell off
so that some of the bosses wouldn't
"stand for it," and they began to. run
non-union shops at 10 cents in order,
to recover their trade. A meeting of
the barbers was held last Friday
night at 'which the' 15 cent rate was
abandoned. ' '
Just tKe tKing for summer
oiting. We have them in
red, blvie or black. They
are jvist the thing for feet
comfort a. nd especially
adapted t o children and
DOLLY BROS., 307 TWENTIETH ST.
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
208 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
This week qls long as
they laLst, $4, 3.75,
$3.50 Dvichess trous
ers and other good
Boys' Long Pants
S2.50 and S2.25 pants
$1.50 with cuff bottoms.
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
Fourth of July Millinery.
X The Fourth marks the beg-inninjr of the iopular outing' sea-
J son. Most everyone plans an outing of some description
J for that clay. We are prepare-,1 to contribute to your enjoy-
irtcnt of the holiday, as well as more extended out iiii- in
the country or at th.e summer resorts, for our stock of duck
kats, sailor hatst, and soft draod hats of dotted lawn is in
X every way incomparable. The hats are fresh from the mak
T crs, represent the latest wrinkle in fashionable millinery, aud
X arc sold at remarkably low prices.
I BRANDENBUR.G MILLINER. Y STORE
J Cor. Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue. Fhone Union Electric 6130 J
Our French, Fnglish, German and Japanese Imported PArElIS
are now here, together with special American effects, all of which
we control exclusively in this territory. We are pleased to show
jjj you these new decorative ideas.
Adams Wedl Paper Co.,
H. W. WAUD, Manager.
310-312-314 TWENTIETH STREET. ROCK ISLAND
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YOUH UNCLE SIEGEL
ias great and rare bargains in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Bicycles, and
all other khtds-of gtiods.- These goocfe have not been redeemed and will' be
sold at a great sacrifice, 320 Twentieth street. 'Phone brown 663.