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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1908.
GOODMAN ON THE
THE FIGHT STORY
Man Who Alleged He Was De
frauded Out of $2,000
AGAINST WEIL, NOW IN JAIL
Newspaper Man Pointed to Where to
Get Facts and Then Made a
Judge Graves, sitting as a commit
ting magistrate in the circuit court
this afternoon, opened the preliminary
hearing of Joseph R. Well, accused of
$2,000 in a fake prize fight near the
Watch Tower Feb. 4.
Goodman was the principal witness
for the prosecution. He went into
details of the manner in which he al
leged he had been worked up to the'
point of betting his money against
that of the "millionaires' club" .mem
bers. Cully Flannigan, according Jo
his story, being, used as ""come on,"
Luicortinc to be himself nuttine un
the greater part of the cash and get-
ting Goodman in to supply the bal-'
ance, for a big cleaning. !
'i Goodman soemed a trifle hazy about 1
the exact location of the scene of the
fight, but it was gathered that it was
somewhere in South Rock Island. The
promoters, principals and gamblers
went to the place in squads of fours
to avert suspicion. !
A ring was prepared and the jocks
cleared away, so that if either of the
principals fell then? would not be any
serious results, and the fight began.
(iootlnian'M Man Stiowrd I'p ll.
Gorman, on whom Goodman's money
was placed, seemed to have the better
rI it-in the opening rounds, according
to Goodman. Up to the end of the
third lie looked a winner. In the
fourth be was knocked down, and
Goodman noticed something red was
running from his mouth. Whetaer it
was blood or not, in the light of later
developments he was disposed to
doubt. Gorman seemed unable to go
on, and was counted out. His seconds
then crowded into the ring, and sud
denly someone shouted that Gorman
was dying. Then there was ta stam-
referee and stakeholder, handed the
money over to the other fellows, and
with Kauffman, the other "pugilist,"
headed ..the- tlight.. . . ..
Goodman told of bringing Gorman
around finally, and detailed the tribu
lations of the losers and the manner
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we've got some dandies at these prices) or whether you
want the elegantly hand tailored, silk lined garments, ranging up to
$32, you'll find an assortment of modish outer garments here that are
properly fashioned, and economically priced.
cial attention to the exceptional values we are showing at $15, $18 and
$20. You'll have to admit whn you see them tuat there is a substan
tial saving for those who purchase here. The very best manufacturers
are represented fn the garments we have to offer, and we give a guar
antee of satisfaction with every purchase.- 1 '''rf
in which they finally got back to Chi
cago. At 3:45 Attorney Julius Urn
bach, attorney for the defense had
just started the ' cross examination.
i..e state is represented by ' State's
Attorney J. K. Scott, while II. A. Weld
appears for Goodman. -
Bait' to Da w Reporter Oat.
In connection with today's de
velopments in the case, one
of the attorneysthls morning tele
phoned to The Argus that if a re
porter went at once to the sheriff's
office he might get a good account of
the fake prize fight affair from Good
man, the complainant in the case now
in court, and from another man claim
ing to have been fleeced of a fabulous
sum. The Argus representative went
accordingly to the sheriff's office, and
there found the sheriff, the attorney,
Mr. Goodmap, and another man.
But the interview was in vain, so
far as securing any information on
the matter was concerned. The new
man in the case woulu not talk.
His name could not" be learned. He
declined to answer any queries of the
newspaper man. Mr. Goodman simply
said that the whole story would be
told this afternoon in court.
Then it developed that the "inter
view" was turned into an effort to se
cure from The Argus representative
the sources of its information on
which statements relative to the case
have been published from time to
time. When the reporter declined to
reveal his sources of information he
was charged with all sorts of evil
things. The attorney and Mr. Good
man admitted, however, that no mis
statement has been published by The
Argus. The peculiar phase of the
whole case is that -The Argus, after
laboring vainly for weeks to "gain
from legitimate sources of -informa
tion the actual facts in the case, and .
every avenue being closed against It,
i; now by means of a ruse called
uiion to divnlire the snurres nf such '
information as it has been able to
learn, and at the same time the facts
which The Argus has presented are ad
mitted to be true. The Argus, as a
newspaper, entirely disinterested and
seeking merely to discharge its duty
as a newspaper, has diligently labored
to gain from those who know the en
tire story of the Goodman affair, and
notwithstanding all these facts the
very people who most realize that the
paper has been for reasons discrim
inated against, have not hesitated to
malign it and to misrepresent its mo
tives. This afternoon just before the hear
ing of the Goodman case was taken
up in court the city editor of The Argus
whom it was sought to pump this
morning was subpoenaed as a witness,
and later all the witnesses were ex
cluded from court while the hearing
was on. It therefore became neces
sary -for The Argus to send another
representative to the court house to
report the testimony for publication.
Get DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Ha
zel Salve it Is good for piles. Sold
by all druggists.
T'V'i V . w !m trow a Ill'
E'RE awfully anxious to show you the new models
and colorings in Top Coats; and it don't matter wheth-
er you want the inexpensive coat at $10 or $12 (and
STOP AN ACTION
Elwell Suit Againsttho City and
National Bank Building
PLAINTIFF IS GIVEN $750
Robinson Estate Pays Henry Scholl
Fails in Effort to Collect Damages
, from Deere &. Mansur.
The catse of John Harold Ell well,
by next friend, against the city of
Rock Island, the Rock Island National I
bank and " Mts. Mary Robinson fori
lamnCTXIC fnw tin 4a Jnn KuntnlnnJ In n
uMiiiujc) iui iiijui ico ousiaiucu in ail
accident in front of the bank build
ing In 19A.1. was brought to Ir1.il thta
morning in the circuit court, arid set
tied by agreement at $750. The ver
dict and the judgment for this amount
were returned against the city, but!
the- payment is to be made by the
Robinson estate, which owns the 1
pioperty involved. The accident for
which the suit was brought occurred
July 14. 1905. The boy fell into a
tele when the sidewalk collapsed.
Kenworthy & Kenworthy and M. E.
Sweeney appeared for the plaintiff in!
the case and City Attorney J. F.
Witter, represented the city . and
Sweeney & Walker the bank and the
Suit In DlttnilMaed.
The suit of Henry Scholl against
the Deere & Mansur company of Mo
line for $5,000 for personal injuries.
was ended in the circuit court y ester-'
day when Judge E. C. Graves allowed
a motion to instruct the jury for the
defense. It was claimed that the plain-'
tiff gave a release from liability. P.
R. Ingleson and W. R. Moore appeared
tor the plaintiff and W. A. Meese for
TrylnR noHM Cane Again.
The trial of the Ross case against
the Rock Island for $25,000 was be
gun in the circuit court this morning.
This is the second trial of the case,
the first hearing having been in
March, 190C. The verdict then was
for nC.OOO. The suit is for the death
of George Ross, who was killed in
the lower Rock Island -yards near
Twentieth street a stormy night in
November, 1905. The accident indi
rectly resulted from the fact that the
glass of a headlight on a switch en
gine was broken. It was claimed
that a report of the condition of the
glass had been made by the switching
crew, v '
The appellate court reversed the
decision of the circuit court in the
lie remains of Mrs. Sarah Deal,
who died at her home in this city Feb.
to call spe
4. will be removed from tlu vault nti
Chlppiannock cemetery Friday and In
terred at Beulah cemetery in Rural.
The cortege will leave the cemetery
at 8:30 in the morning. Short ser
vices will -be held at the grave.
The remains of Irving D. Burgh, who
died at Minneapolis, arrived this morn
ing and the funeral will be held to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
home of Mrs.' Clara B. Lyford, 1024
Funeral of Mrs. William Swartout.
The remains of Mrs. William Swart
out of Reynolds, who died at St. Luke's
hospital in Davenport yesterday, were
taken to Reynolds today for burial.
Mrs. Swartout was the wife of the
well known farmer who resides about
two miles from Reynolds. About a
week ago she was taken to St. Luke's
hospital to undergo an operation for
the removal of a tumor. Almost. Im
mediately after the operation it was
seen that the patient would not sur
vive and she died yesterday morning
at 5 o'clock, fahe is survived by her
husband and nine children.- Tiie fu
neral took place today from the Meth
odist church at Reynolds. Rev. T. J.
Wood conducted the services.
COUPLE PATCH DIFFICULTIES
Arthur E. Godfrey and Wife of Boston
Word has come from Boston of the
reconciliation of Arthur E. Godfrey
and Beatrice Blanche Bruner Godfrey,
the former Davenport young woman,
who was married to the young eastern
millionaire after a brief but romantic
courtship. The couple's matrimonial
troubles," growing, It is said, out of
anonymous letters written to the hus- ( sympathy is-naturally with the little
band from Davenport, have been fellow.
givtell. much publicity. It is said ai Telephone ler Aroaned.
former: maid of Mrs. Godfrey- is sus-i Telephone users all over the city
pected of w;riting the letters. iare conmlaiuine nf the new turn in
Serious Charges Preferred.
Leonard Hoffman and Minnie Crouch,
both employes of a local restaurant,
were arrested yesterday afternoon on
the charge of adultery. Sheriff Kittil
scn serving the warrant. Mrs. Ivy
Hoffman, wife of the man, is complain
ing witness. , The case was brought
before Justice Wells yesterday after
noon and continued till
Hoffman was bound over to the grand
Call for Meeting of Democrats.
A meeting of the democratic city
township committee of Rock Island,
together with the candidates, is hereby
called at Turner hall, Thursday even
ing, March 2C, at 8 p. m.
JOSEPH GROTEGUT, Chairman.
Ralph Lamont, Secretary.
$200 Reward Offered.
As mayor of the city of Rock Island,
I hereby offer a reward of $200 for the
arrest and conviction, of the party or
parties responsible for the explosion
in the Looney building.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
ITH the same
eye for good
ness and exclusiveness
that selected our men's
and young men's wear
ables, we chose the
TUCKER suits for
boys and children. No
other line of children's
suits possess the same
degree of elegance and
style. It is always a
pleasure for us to show
v 1 . n
Defeat of Independent Relief
Franchise Again Arouses
the Public. ,
ALL ARE AGAINST MONOPOLY
Which Strangling of Struggling Union
Electric Will Surely
The attitude of the city council of
Monday evening in defeating the
Union Electric relief ordinance, has
awakened the people once more to
the telephone subject. Unless the
council either retraces its steps, or'
adopts other action that will be In ef
fect otherwise than destructive to the
only obstacle that stands in the way
of the Bell monopoly in Rock Island,
there is likely to be concerted action
on the part of telephone users.
Monopoly'M Aim to Throttle Competition
People generally realize that with
the independent telephone . company
strangled through the influence of the
Bell monopoly it would be but an in
stant until the monster corporation
would have the city of Rock Island
;Ly the throat. It is a fight between
i David and Goliath and the nublie
and the aldermen
later will hear from them.
No Use to Die.
"I have found out that there Is no
use to die of lung trouble as long as
you can get Dr. King's New' Discov
ery," says Mrs. J. P. White of Rush
boro, Pa. "I would not be alive today
onlv for that wonderful medicine. ' It
today, when loosens up a cough quicker than any-
n (tin man nil... .
thing else, and cures lung disease even
after the case is pronounced helpless."
This most reliable femedy for coughs
and colds, lag'rip, asthma, bronchitis
and hoarseness, is sold under guaran
tee at all druggists. . 50 cents and $1.
Trial bottle free. '
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the. Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 1CD.
What Causes Headache.
From October to May, colds are the
most frequent cause of headache. Lax
atlve bromo quinine removes cause
E. W. Grove on box. 25 cents.
because they serve
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in Rain Coats is much larger than usual. The fabrics are principally
worsteds, in the all wool qualities (not mercerized cottont in neat
patterns, medium, light and dark colorings. The prices for the better,
ali worsted, hand-tailored lines, $18 to $25 lower priced garments as
well, but not all worsted, at $10.
Where the finest biscuit,
cake, hot-breads, cruSts
or puddings are required
oyal is indispensable.
Not only for rich or fine food
or for special times or service.
Royal is equally valuable in the
preparation of plain, substantial,
every-day foods, for all occa
sions. It makes the food more
, taity, nutritious and wholesome.
E. V. Ramser returned last night
from a visit in Chicago.
Howard McCandless left this noon
for Chicago to spend a few days.
J. H. Trimble is home from a seven
weeks' business trip in the south.
George Sheldon returned to resume
iis studies at Chicago university last
Miss Nina Munger ' returned last
evening from a visit with relatives
near Rochford. '
Miss Marie Barton of Galesburg is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Temple. "
Captain John Killeen. superinten
dent of the Diamond Jo line, was in
the city yesterday on business con
nected with the packets.
Hon. E. W. Hurst arrived home last
night from Asheville, B. C.. Washing
ton, and Atlantic, City. Mrs. Hurst re
mained to visit in the east. v
Mrs. A.. J. -McPherrin of 1,6s An
geles, Cal., who- was recently operated
upon at St. Anthony's hospital, is im
proving nicely and yesterday' after
E promise many surprises for
that a Rain Coat cannot be presentable as well as de
pendable. Should it rain every day or even if it never
a man can find splendid
as Top Coat as well. '
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Our spring showing
noon was able to be removed to the
home of her sister, Mrs. A. W. Tan
ner, on Twelfth street and Fourth
avenue. ; '
Rev. J. M. Maxon, pastor of Grace
Episcopal church at Galesburg, is in
the city and will preach this evening
at 7:S0-at the Lenten services at Trin
ity Episcopal church.
Charles McCallum and Matthew
Wodrow of Red Lodge, Mont., arrived
in the city this morning for a visit to
the family of William Eckermaun.
They are en route to Ireland and
Scotland for a visit and may return
to make their home in Illinois. Mr..
McCallum is a brother of Mrs. Ecker
niann. yet he saw her in Rock Island
today for the first time in his life, she
having left the native home in Ire
land before he was born.-'
The Lucky Quarter. ,
Is the one you pay out for a box of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They bring
you the healih thatu more precious
than jewels. Try them Tor headache
biliousness, constipation and malaria.
If they disappoint you the price will
be cheerfully refunded at all druggists
All the news all the time TheArgns.
the man who believes
use for one of these coats,