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TI E ROCK I SLA N D ARGUS
MONDAY, JULY 20, 1908.
ENGAGE IN AN
Lively Battle Takes Place Be
tween K. T. Anderson, Bank
er, and H. M. McCaskrin.
IS STOPPED BY THE POLICE
Each Claims Other, Made the Attack
Tom L. Kennedy and J. P. Wil
liamson Come to Blows.
K. T. Anderson, assistant cashier of
the State Bank of Rock Island, and
Harry M. McCaskrin, attorney at law,
tris noon indulged in a brief but very
lively fistic encounter on the street
at the west side of the ' bank
building. Although it lasted but a
few seconds, the fight was of sufficient
spirit to result in more or less severo
injuries to both the principals, and to
attract a large crowd to the spot.
Chief Eckhart of the police depart
ment was standing on the sidewalk
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets, and was one of the first to
see the trouble. He ran to the scene,
and promptly separated the belliger
ents, and after lotmdly scoring both
of the men for indulging in such an
affair on a public, street, ordered them
both t: accompany him. to his office
at the police station.
0bT" Stnrfetl It.
The origin of the trouble seems to
be in difference that have existed
for some little time. Wheu reprimands
ed by the chief for disturbing the
jeace in such a manner, Mr. McCask
rin responded, "Make him keep the
l.eace. I'll teach him to lie about me."
Both maintain that the other was
the aggressor in the battle, and each
when Interviewed by an Argus repre
sentative regarding the matter, re
ferred to one witness to support this
contention. There were few other
witnesses of the affair.
Mr. McCaskrin made the following
statement regarding the matter to an
Argus representative: "I was standing
on the sidewalk talking with another
gentleman when Mr. Anderson crossed
the street from the Rock Island house.
Suddenly he removed his glasses and
jumped at me. and a gentleman with
him tried to catch hold of me and was
in turn held by the man standing with
me. I was unprepared for the' attack,
but I defended myself, and I do not
think the honors were even. I had
the better of it. I do nof. care to dis
cuss the cause of the trouble. You
may quote me as saying before the
crowd that Mr . Anderson had lied
about me." ' Mr. McCaskrin referred
to a witness to prove that he did
rot start the fight.
Mr. Anderson, with a friend to sup
port his statements, informed The" Ar
gus that he had not been the aggres
sor, but that the attorney had attacked
him as he neared the bank on his re
turn from lunch. '"I merely defended
myself," said Mr. Anderson. He de
clared he had been taken by surprise.
He too declined to discuss the cause
of the incident, but said: "If Mr. Mc
Caskrin thinks I have lied about him,
he has other recourse."
nnlh Arr liriitNeil.
Both of the two men were bruised.
We couldn't over emphasize
the necesoity for a closer fa
miliarity and better under
standing with this store. If
ou once understand it you
nay find our services indis
pensable. It is Impossible for
people who are accurately and
correctly ' informed, to be
misled. It is increasingly
evident also that a great
many people are utilizing
this store as a means for saf
ety in buying diamonds,
wa'ches and jewelry.
SAFETY BLOC. -
Rock Island, III.
MRS. D. E. SCHOLL
and Daughter "
Ia the place to get a good cham
poo, facial and scalp massage,
manicuring or chiropody.
A full Hue of hair goods, net,
etc Hair work made to order.
Hair dressing for parties and
weddings at the homes If de
sired. Opposite Harper boose.
Old Phone 953. -
Last year the weather was warm un
til the middle of November.
And here we are, compelled to offer
fine $12 suits
right at the beginning of the season,
you might say.
Fine suits worth up to $20 now
offered at only 12.50
Just think of that! '
I E Model
About 100 extra quality pants
worth up to $1.75. now $1.00
Every price is cut to the very heart we are determined to sell everything in our store if possible.
Former prices and cost prices are not to be considered we want' the room that is now
taken up with these clothes for men.
You know that true ECONOMY does not consider the income, but that it does con
sider carefully the "out-go."
1 1 1 1 ... w, . .M...ILI, ., i
25, 33& 50 BiscQonittl
This sale offers to keen buyers an opportunity to purchase "G. & H." highest quality
clothes at a marvelous saving of good dollars.
It will pay you to lay in a supply of
summer underwear if you don't need
them now. It will be money In your
pocket to b.iy at these prices:
"Porosknit" $1 unionsuits 79
"Porosknlt" 50c garments.
"B. V. D." 50c shirts or drawers, 50c
and C5c garments, now
Shirts & Collars
$1.50, $1.75 and $2 shirts now
offered you for $1.19
50c and G5c shirts now only .... 3)
Collars, regular price 15e, now
cut to only XOc
Mr. Anderson's nose and cheek show
ed, battle marks, and on the side of
Mr. McCaskrin's face a scratch Avas
ii.fi icted. He did not seem to be other
wise injured. When separated Mr.
Anderson was shoving his opponent
toward the stairway leading to the
Today's encounter, it seems, is no
to end the difficulties, for Mr. Ander
son this afternoon swore out a war
rant before Magistrate Elliott charg
ing the attorney with assault and bat
tery, and the case has been set for
hearing tomorrow morning at 9
o'clock. It is possible that there will
he other developments.
Owner mill TennHUt Fight.
The conflict between the banker
and attorney was the second durfng
the day, and incidentally Mr. McCask
rin represents the complainant in the
justice court case which has grown
iuit of the earlier encounter, between
.1. P. Williamson and Tom L. Ken
nedy. Kennedy has had a warrant is
sued by Justica Johnson charging
Vvilllamson with assault and bettery.
lie claims that early this morning he
found Mr. Williamson waiting with a
club in the corridor of the building
on Second avenue owned by William
son and in which Mr. Kennedy has
apartments. There was a lively bat
tle, and it is said that Kennedy took
be honors. Mr. Williamson explains
that the trouble arose over a rivalry
between the two in the matter of
renting rooms, and certain signs in
the hallway. He said that the con
flict had been short, and that neither
had been Injured. He denied that a
club had figured in the matter.
George Fisher and L. M. Lawhead,
two employes of the Rock Island, got
into an ailment Saturday which re
sulted in a fight and the former was
arrested on the latter's complaint. The
case has been set for next Saturday
by Justice Johnson.
In Police Court.
James Green and John Flynn were
each fined $100 and costs and the latter
was ordered out of the city, for disor
Oscar Carlson, who is wanted here on
th.e charge of stealing a watch from a
local saloon keeper, was arrested in
Moline this morning. John Carlson,
also wanted there, was arrested for
obtaining money tinder false pre
form in every state in the union be
fore election day. Mr. Chafin and
Aaron S. Watkins of Ada, Ohio., the
prohibition nominee for , the vice presi
',encv. are goinsr. to run a race over
the continent. Chafin is going to start
nom Chicago and go through the coun
try one way and WatkinsOs going the
other way. They expect to pass each
other some where in the west, skip
ping alternate states, if necessary.
DRINKING BOOZE FROM
FLASK IS MISDEMEANOR
Louisian Prchib;tion and Anti-Race
Track Gambling Laws Become
New Orleans, La., July 20. Drinking
even out of one's own flask on rail
road passenger trains in Louisiana
constitutes a misdemeanor punishable
by fine or imprisonment, or both. This
law, which was passed by the last leg
islature, went into effect today. The
so-called anti-racing law, which pro
hibits book-making, betting or gam
bling in any form on horse races, also
became effective today.
WOMAN MURDERED; ROBBED
Mrs. pttillie Eberhard, Widow of Vien
nese Merchant, Victim of Brute.
Hackensack, N. J., July 20. Mrs. Ot
tillie Eberhard, widow of a well-to-do
Viennese merchant, who arrived in
this country . with her daughter on
Thursday to live in New York, was
murdered and robbed of $2,300 in a
lonseome spot on the tracks of the
New York, Susquehanna & Western
railroad, near Rochelle park, two miles
west of Hackensack, late Saturday
Her "body was found early today on
the railway tracks, 300 yards beyond
the Rochelle Park station, Where it
At the Airdome. The ' Hick-
man-Bessy company ,openede their
engagement at the Airdome to
the largest crowd ever assembled
In this papular summer theater last
evening. The company is an excel
lent one headed by the favorites, Gny
Hickman and Jack Bessy, as comedian
and leading man respectively, and
among others of the old favorites- are
iMss Grace McLean, leading woman,
and Mis3 Grace , Baid, soubrette.
Others In the company are Fred Lyle,
Walter Fenner. Eddie Walkup, Harry
Garaner, Clarence Bellair, Alice Ham
ilton, Carolyn Mackey, Eddie Coffin
and others. The specialties are fine
and far above the average specialties
with stock companies.
CHAFIN PLANS HIS CAMPAIGN
Dry Candidate Will Take Stump and
Visit Every State.
Chicago, July 20. Eugene W. Chaf
in the Bryan of the prohibition party,
who wont a nomination for the presi
dency of the United States on an in
spired speech, is going to proclaim
the virtues of his party and Its plat-
Most people's eyes look
alike, but whether they
see alike or r.ot is an al
together different matter.
As a matter of fact, very
few eyes are twins. If you
choose your glasses your
self, you will very likely
fit one eye and not the
other. The result is a per
manent injury to both eyes.
Be sure about your eyes.
Come In. here and have
them examined by Dr.
Myers. " He - can tell you
just what you need, and
we can make the glasses
fit your eyes. We don't
try to make eyes fit our
glasses. We grind bur own
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
212 Safety Building,
Second Floor. .'
' Rock Island, 111,
had been ground to pieces, by passing
Yragedy Near Harrison, Ark.
Springfield, Mo., July 20. News has
been received here of a double tragedy
which occurred Friday afternoon on
Bear creek, 10 miles north of Harri
son, Ark., in which Thomas Cox, a
prosperous farmer, and Thomas Craw
ford, a trapper, were killed. Cox was
one of the best known men in Boone
Showers tonight nail TucMlnyt hIww
y rliuK teuiiieTOttiro. "'
J. 31. SIIEUIEIl, Local Forecaster.
Tempera lure lit -7 . in., 4 nt 3:R0
Ii in-. M. M;ixiiiiinu temperature in liiMt
21 hour, HO; minimum, (Kt. Velocity of
v!nl :tt 7 it. nt 4 mile per hour. Stage
of wnler. Vl2i feet, a rlxe of .4 foot lu
IsiMt -IS liourw. Precipitation, none.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet report hours
St. Paul 9.5 0.5 .00
Red Wing 6.6 0.4 .00
Reed's Landing . C.2 0.4 .00
La Crosse 8.3 0.5 .00
Prairie du Chien.11.4 0.7 .00
Dubuque 14.3 fl.3 .00
Le Claire S.G x0.4 .00
Davenport 12.2 x0.4 .00
Nearly stationary stages will prevail
in the Mississippi from Clinton to Mus-
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
July 20 In History.
lSTi-l Caroline Son they,
poet a:ul uovelist.
widow of the laure
ate, died: born 17S7.
IStIG Austrian -Italian
naval battle of Llssn.
1S70 Beginning of the
war. Jean Ingelow.
1S07 Jean Ingelow. British poet and
novelist, dial In London; borulSUO.
1000 Peace between Guatemala and
the Salvador-Honduras alliance.
Sun sets 7:23, rises 4:43; moon rises
11:52 p. m.; moon's age. "3 days; plan
et Mercury visible low In east before
sunrise: sun's declination today, 20 de
grees 40 minutes north of celestial
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Glass, all sizes, at Mueller's.
Jones for second hand goods.
Trl-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Smokers have to call for Lewis Sin
gle Binder cigar to get it
Sell me your household goods.
Jones, second band and loans.
Picnic and dance at Iluber's garden
every Wednesday night. Admission
Fancy Elberta peaches for canning,
prices very low at Rachmanu's gro
Don't delay, buy your peache3 for
canning; prices will be higher. Rach
wan's grocery. , .
The Bethany Home SeMins society
will meet at the home trrfnorrow after
noon from 2 to 5.
Chicago, July 20. Following are the
market quotations today:
July. 90 Vi. 90, 90'4, 90.
September, 90. 91, 30. 90.
December, 92, 93, 92, 92.
May, 9G, 97, 9G, 90.
July, 7C, 7C, 75, 75.
September, 75. 76, 75. 75.
December. CI. 01. 00, 61.
May, G0, C0, G0, 00.
July, 52, 52, 51, 51.
September, 42, 43, 42, 42.
December, 42. 43, 42, 42.
May, 44. 45, 44. 44.
July, closed 15.45.
September, 15.G7, 15.70, 15.52. 15.60.
October, 15.72, 15.77, 15.00, 15.G7.
July, closed 9.17.
September, 9.27, 9.32, 9.27, 9.27.
October, 9.37, 9.42. 9.35, 9.35.
July, closed 8.G0. -September,
S.72, S.77, S.G5. 8.75.
October. 8.77, S.S5, 8.75, 8.82.
Receipts today Wheat, 195; com,
159; oats, 112; hogs, 43.000; cattle,
14,000; sheep, 25,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hogs,
Hog market opened weak to 510c
lower. Hcgs left tover, 6.000. Light,
$G.15G.75; mixed and butchers, $6.15
G.S5; good heavy, $6.20G.90; rough
Cattle market opened steady to 10c
higher. Sheep 5 to 10c lower.
-Omaha Hogs, 3,000; cattle, 7,000.
Kansas City Hogs, r,000; cattle,
" Hog market closed weak -to 10c
lower. Light, $G.056.70; mixed and
butchers, $6.15 G.80; good heavy,
$6.15 G.82 : rough heavy. $6.156.45.
Cattle market closed strong to 10c
higher. Beeves, $4.357.S0; stockers
and feeders, $2.854.70; cows and
Sheep market closed weak.
Minneapolis Today, 311; last week
1S2; last year, 319.
Duliith Today, 55; last week, C3;
fast year, 98.
Export clearances Wheat and flour
486,000, corn 2,000, oats. 2,000.
Visible supply of grain Wheat de
crease 211,000, com' decrease CG5.000,
New York StocVe.
New York,. July 20. Following are
the quotations on the stock market to
day: Gas 95, U. P. 153, U. S. Steel
That's the kind we are anxious to extend to you. It's not an un
usual or disgraceful thing to get pushed for ready money we have all
been there at one time or anotuer and when we do need it, we don't
need the little lecture (about the way we should have conducted our af
fairs) from friends or relatives, which often is given with the money.
Often, too, you get just the lecture, and it certainly makes you feel
Why not be independent and get What money you need from us?"
You pay us a most reasonable charge, and you are under obliga
tions to no one. Besides you don't have to advertise the fact that you
are "up against it." It's all on the quiet here.
We take a lien on your household furniture, piano, horses, etc., to
secure us, for form's sake, but the goods are not removed in any way.
Amounts from $10 upwards. It will pay you to investigate, if you need
money. We are anxious to tell you about our quick service, fair terms,
reliable methods and business-like plans.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL, & LYKDB BLOCK, ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. mn and Saturday evenings. .Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011,
preferred 108, U. S. Steel common
45, Reading 117, Rock Island pre
ferred 30, Rock Island common 17 ,
Soufhern Pacific 92 . N. Y. Central
106, Missouri Pacific 54, Great
Northern 135, Northern Pacific 141 ,
L. & N. 10S, Smelters 85, C. F. I.
33, Canadian Pacific 169, Illinois
Central 130, Penna 124, Erie 22.
C. & O. 43'4, B. R. T. 51, B. & O.
93, Atchison 87. Locomotive 52,
Sugar 131, St. Paul 141. Copper
71. Republic Steel preferred 74, Re
public Steel common 20, Southern
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, July 20. Following are
the wholesale prices In the local mar
Provisions and Produce. .
Eggs Fresh, 17c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, $3 to $4 a dozen.
Butter Dairy, 20c. -v
Vegetables Potatoes, 50c; onions,
Sheep Yearlings or orer, 94.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00 ;cows,
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, CSc to G9c; oats, 4Sc
Forage Timothy hay, $10 to $11;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slacft,
per bushel, 7c to 8c
Boy's Life Saved.
My little boy, four years old, had a
severe attack of dysentery. We had
two physicians; both of them gave
him up. We then cave him Chamber
lain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
remedy which cured him and believe
that saved his life. William H. Strol
ing. Carbon Hill, Ala. There is no
doubt but this remedy saves the. lives
of many children each year. Give it
with castor oil according to the plain
printed directions and a cure is cer
tain. For sale by all druggists.
Fresh, Cool Wash Suits, Waists, Codts,
Skirts, Lingerie and Silk Dresses Priced
25 to 50 Per Cent Below Regular Selling Prices.
vv omen who mtend buying any hot weather apparel will appreciate the
Clearance Sale Price Reductions
jurt practically at the beginning of the .Wash Goods season.
All girmentf are tki season s beat styles and every garment xn stoct i
it t t i r - i ....... . ? .
included, which tact adds interest to this, sale.
H4-H6 West Second Street, Davenport