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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912.
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1714 Second Ave.
BY WALTER GREGORY. ! next 20 years she was the best-
I known porfon In the county. '
I'RING the first year j Her weight went to 200 pounds
of ber exWteure the j ana held tliere, but her muscle kept
female who came to right on. Her height went to 6 feet,
lie known as "The . and no man in the county had such
Strong Woman' ' broad Bhoulder. The strong worn
was called Hetty an had the face of a man and a
DarU That was J voice as deep as the roar of a bull,
her correct name. The Davis farm was worth mar-
George Davis was!ring and there was money in the
a farmer, and both 1 bank beside. There were young
he and his wife , men and bachelors and widowers
were unaersizca j no were wining to marry .i. iney
k'cp. Ti.e Infant was a weakling, i came courting and were laughed at,
ud the doctors frankly said that the tut at length the strong woman an
flrct srmptonis of meas.es would be nounred that on a ertain day, if
the end of her l',e "!n would all gather at her
At the age at 18 months Hetty ' (aTm- he ould select a husband
to- k a start in life, and was soon j 'rm mong them.
Known ai -The M Kid." She took The gathering numbered 30. As
on fat, and simply played with i they sat around casting sheeps' eyes!
r umr. uieaslt-s and whooping j at her she rose and said:
iM'i I "Gentlemen, I want a man who'
licr weight at two years was that 'ran control me. The man who winsi
f the average girl of 10. She grew I n:e msiat best me in a fair rough-and- j
f ' The Pig Kid " to "The Elg luranie Eght. There are no other
Crl " At the age of 1 they were j conditions.
(a. ling hr ::The S:rong Woman."! There were only five men out of
j.nd that t'.t'e stuck t her. j the oO who wanted matrimony that
Hip wasn't a born f!?ntess; she. way. Out of the five tacre was a'
t.raine a giattes afterwards. At; widower 40 years old who cculd'
IK she couid shoulder a larrel of j rr.pw hay and hoe more corn than any !
elder cr cairy a larrei cf salt off other fcr tea mles 'round.
around the tamsr4. lier father , stopped out on the grass end peeled j
wel-ched isr, pouuds. and she rould t h. coat and' vest and spat on hi
l.f him fcot hln. with tone hand. hands.
At is the father and mother were! According to authentic re;xjrts h
Ktl'rd in an rr-idrnt and the farm was a linked rr.an in 3ve minatcy.
wut to the c-Uihter, nd for the Not only tht, tu,t be carried a UC
neck for the reft of his life. The i or had been. They came along In
Strong woman had aituost twisted j bunches. They stopped and de
bts head off, and none of the others manded food. They even threatened
came forward as No. 2. i things. Her greatest victory was
"I'LL BREAK YOU OF YOUR CAD HAEIT3 OR BREAK YOUR NECK:
The 'aria was run t-y hired mea.
Now and then, for the first two years,
they got impudent at times, or did
not kfctp up to their work. They
wore knocked ur.crxscicus. thrown
ever the fenre li;U the road, or sent
away with I r:!-:ea LoEoi.
It s sreat highway for tramps.
over a bunch of five. After the news
of that got abroad all tramps would
go six miles around to dodge her
Lightning rod men and tin ped
!&rs who thought pretty wei! of
themselves came that way and
stopped to call tiie Sirons Womaa
their kiddie and be very funny. They
always went away oa the run.
A defeated man of lightning
came back with a middle-weight
scrapper from the city and picked a
fuss, and his scrapper was hammered
senseless in ten minutes.
The Strong Woman paid no atten
tion to a"ience; she just waded right
in any old way to win, and if she got
her teeth fastened upon a man's ear
it was bad for him.
One of ber victims took a warrant
for her assault and battery. He
was a patent churn man, .and he bad
been a little fresh and ad some of
bis teeth knocked out . Four con
stables together went to serve the
warrant. One got back borne late
that night with a thumb out of joint
and an aching head, and the three
others continued running for IS
The Strong Woman didn't pay
much attention to other women. She
knew they didn't like her, and that
they gossipped about her, but she
continued to pass it by for years.
Then a casual remark roiled ber. A
certain woman said that she was so
homely that she couldn't catch a
No homely woman ever yet admit
ted that she was bomeiy, nor was
there evar an old maid ready to ad
mit that she had tried and failed.
The Stiong Woman sent out notice
that sh j had bit the trail for a bus
band. No one responded, Oa the contra
ry, men bid out In barns and hay
stacks and trembled in their shoes.
Two weeks and no husband.
Then the Strong Woman bought a
beartrap, covered the teeth with
heavy cloth and set it at the open
barn door. Three nights passed
without a victim, but at midnight on
the fourth night along came a horse
thief so gaily and was caught by
His yells of pain aroused tbe wom
an and she lighted the lantern and
went out. After taking a good look
at tbe prisoner she turned away with
"I guess you'll do. Stay right
here 'tlir morning."
Be begged and pleaded and yelled,
but there he staid for four hours
more. Then came daylight and bis
captor, and she asked:
"Does it happen that you are a
"Then you soon will be. Listen to
me. "You'll be laid up for about a
week. After that we shall be mar
rierd, you and I."
"I marry you?" be a3kedafter a
long look at her.
"I;i go to prison first!"
"You'll do nothing of the kind.
Perhaps you've heard of me the
He uttered a g-roan of despair.
"They say I can't find a husband,
but I'll show 'en!"
"But. woman. Cm a horse-thlel!"
"I don't care for that. I'll breli
you of your bad habits or break your
neck Inside of a month."
It la a fact that after a week they
were married. It la a further fact
that be ran away, and a hunt of a
month she brought him back
and hammered him until he didn't
get out of bed for three weeks.
He settled down then'and made a
good husband, and the two lived
happily together for 20 yeare, when
the Strong Woman met a death be
fitting her name.
A barn 60 feet long and 80 feet
wide blew over, on ber and she was
gathered to ber fathers. A wainut
tree or brick house couldn't have
THE OPEN SEASON.
City Sport Can I have' tout
shooting on your .farm "
Farmer Certainly. There are two
tramps in the barn a book agent in
the kitchen, a lightning rod agent
at the front door and a tin. peddler
at the front gate. Take your choice.
Early Eird'i Luck.
"Say, paw," queried little Tommy1
Toddles, "what Is that old sayi;-;
about the early bird?" '
"The early bird catches the tr;. .
my son," replied 'Toddles, Fr., v
wae quite a pholosohur of tha
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