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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1913.
FIGHT IS STAGED
Two Wild Battlers Mix
Twentieth Street While the
Crowd Blocks Traffic.
PRINCIPALS ARE ARRESTED
Art Captured After Spirited Chaa
Both Receive Jail Sen
tences. nejore a cro n or zsn rabid fans
William Herger and John McEherc" :
staged a bloody battle, on the copier i
of Second avenue and Twentieth street
yesterday afternoon. Traffic was
brought to a comp.ete siaiidr'.I! by the
.-rovd which blo ked ". stree- for
several minutes,. and only h- art.-, al
of the polio put a qu.etus on the S-.h-ba'h
day "go." The principal u
escorted to the sta'ion ainK; il.i
acclaim after a spirited chase F'.'-r-ger.
i is understood, is negot ;atin;
for another match in the neat future.
and Magistrate C. J. Smith this morn
ing announced tha the de-non pug will
perform his trainee stunts withm the
confines of the coun'y bastile for a
period rt 20 days. McKhorne aa as
sensed $3 and con's. nii, unable to
pay, he was incarcerated in the city
dungeon. The charges ;n each case
were assault and battery.
f HOW II m-;i ..
Although the fight was unannounced,
the management was well pleased i"h
th attendance. It appears that there
has be-n bad blood between the two
lattrs for some t.rne. Three days
ago Herger approached his enemy, and
ftr rasif.g the time of da v. proeeed
d to sink his flngern.i.N into Mr
Eheni'a face, after which ! fi,., to
Yesterday afternoon the satr, h'ui.t
was performed, but MiCli.t'c. wli
a burst o' speed, suo'im n d In trip
ping Merger. Then th' tlht began.
The slugging match Ias'ed for nearly
10 minutes. Both rnen were covered
with blood and were fearfully b.vter
ed about the face. Iterger, judgria by
the condition of his m.ip, natihued 'o
intercept more blows wltli hi.s fare
than did his opponent.
mnr rsim I'm ii r.
Wlien the police arrived u the
S'-ene, bo'ti flzhters made a break fr
1 berty. C.orcer fled to a hal'uay near
the Family theiitre and h d behind a
door. He was quickly fo md. as was
McEbeTie, who bad sueht refugr
above a saloon In the same i,oi-k. ti r
ger a'temp'ed to wIti over the court
by pa-s:rg t b w.nk to tne jiid?. bi;t
M informed that if he i) d not t lim
ltUlte the gaye'y, his sc!.;eliei.' uotlld
be boosed inatena.lv.
MUD BATH FIEND
Eccentric Tippler Rides Hobby
to Death Arrested Three
Times in Three Days.
Robert rvher. no rela'ion to the
famous Cnli backstop, idies In pa'
routzlng home industries. H's -reil
is, "Why go elsewhere when ou ran
get it at home'''' In the working ou'
of this i.tile sb'gan. io'i ac entu.ites
the bnozn j base paraniountiy and ;
eminently lie has been on a bat for
the past three weeks, aJid should h'
awaken some morning In a sober con
dition. it is b-lieed that the fearful
ri'ssrace of the thinj: would Impel b'tn
to end his 'Vstetir-e B' must lrixe
hi mud ba'hs He cannot afford to
Journey to our many popular watering
renrf. especially those that feature
the watering thing So he takes his
mud baths at hom Saturday Bob
laved his fevered limbs in R slimy
pMl of moist dirt and was locked up
In the pol;c s'ation. He aa libera
ted Suuday morning, and that after
toon hp was found stretched out in l
the mud at the rear of a residence, on
Fourteenth' street and Eighth avenue.;
He was again liberated this morn'ne. I
and at 2 ni. was found resting in the j
mud at Sixteenth street and Second ;
avcmi" time more a cell for him. '
Wh-n it omes to taking mud baths
and also breaking into the police ta- ,
r.on, Bob's batting average would!
make that of the famous Ty Cohb re- I
semb'e the expense a co'ir.t of a char- j
ter member of th Epworth league.
With sufficient mud adhering to his j
rlothinc to plant an a re of potatoes.
Archer now lies sleeping behind 'he
OlMnl Mil MnUUmClll :
Hot words were exchanged this
morning when Ninth avenue residents
made an unsuccessful effort to force
the board of local Improvements to
open up the paving project for that
thoroushfare in ordcy to get brick
ns-med as the material instead of as
phslt. A resolution calling for ihe
p;Minc of N;nth avenue from Twelfth
btreet to Twenty-third with asphalt
had already passed the board by un
animous vote. In the meantime, sev
eral of the property owners buFied
themselves and secured a petition ask
. ine that brick be used. This was
presented this morning and placed on I
file after some hot words had passea
between City Engineer Wallace
'1 rel'-hler and Louis A Pchillinger.
th.' latter being the circulator of the
petition. Allegations and accusations
ft. w hack and forth and the two near
lv came to blows
Public hearing was had th's morn
ing on the proposed improvement of
Feurteenth-and a half street and it re
sulted in the passing of a resolution
ch'ltng for the laying of asphalt.
Other improvements decided upon
by tho board this morning were: A
block of sewer on Thirteenth street
between Tenth and Eleventh avenueB:
on-- block of watermain on Fourteenth
avenue between Seventh and Eighth
streets and two blocks of w atermain
on Thirty-first street between Twelfth
and Fourteenth streets.
"Judge, there is no work to be had"
vouchsafed John Wander of Daven
port, arrested for drunkenness and
mooching on the streets, in reply to a
query as to the reas'on for his lack
"Ho-a (io you know ? Where have
yci tried to get work?" asked Magis
"Well." floundered Wander, "I have
not ri-d any place, but I inquired at j ;
a saloon, and tbey told me work wsjLin(jsay Brewer Found Dead in
mil ice. j
"If the saloons are acting as em-j
ntnrrnotil QoAnpinfl it I c ndu c trt TV O ' ' !
mid Judge Smith. "You get out of
town and stay. If you are caught
arcni'l here acatn. it is you for the
county Jail. Discharged."
Instead of (ailing each other body
st.atchers and porch climbers, as is
UMially the wont of brothers. Paul and
doiph lie Sook. locked arms Satur
day nigut and to demonstrate that
brotherly love actually exists, bought
e;;ch other enough libations to mellow
the disposition of an apartment house Iroom at 224 Twenty-fourth street,
jt.nitor. In put suing a vague and tin-, where he remained until Saturday ev
fcitain course in the cen'er of the.ening. when he went to the Maucker
hi', in tli" evening. Mih Broth
ers De Sook "met up" with Officer
Dei:ni! McCarthy, who invited 'he boys
to accompany him to the lock up. This
morning they donated and costs
each and departed, saying "Never
Sues for Divorce.
Emma M. Archer of this
through her attorneys, Schriver &
Schrivrr. I:as fil'-d suit for divorce
from her husband, George Archer. She
alleges desertion and sets forth that
w hile he has an estate valued at $75, -
oon and an annual income of $4,500,
she is in poverty and dependent on
charity for a liing. She desires ali
MARCH TWELFTH, THIRTEENTH
The daintiest, smartest creations
everv little twist and ornament.
1811 Second Avenue
GOMES TO GRIEF
Enters House, Knocks Over
Shelf of Crockery and Is
Buried in Ruins.
MAKES STICKY GETAWAY
Is Smeared With Cold Pudding and
Soft Pie Police Are Called
'"a was discovered Saturday night.
bad man attemrted to rob the !
residence of Dr. C. T. Foster, 220S !
Seventh avenue, but just as he had !
craw led" in through a pantry window, ':
he knocked a shelf loose from its !
moorings and was engulfed by an ava-1
lanche of crockery, chinaware. jelly!
glasses and cold pudding. While the !
house maid was screaming for help, j
t.ne amateur yeggman deftly extracted
a section of pumpkin pie from his left
ear and while clawing a layer of cran
berry sauce from his eyes, managed
to reach the kitchen door, unlock it,
and make his escape The police were
notified, but when they arrived on the
scene the marauder had flown.
KOI HTII l-I KMIT.
The attempt to burglarize the Fos
ter residence is the fourth in a period
cf six years, not to mention two dep. I
redations made upon the doctor's of-I
fW within the past six months. The
residence burglaries have resulted in
a loss of approximately $300.
Saturday evening. Dr. and Mrs. Fos
ter were away from home, the maid.
M'ss Catherine Roltzer. being alone in
the house. She was upstairs. Shortly
before 8 o'clock, she was startled by
a tremendous crash in the pantry. In
stantly awakening to the fact that
there was a burgler in the house, she
screamed wildlv for help. This has-
itened the departure of the "dip." As
I SOon as she could summon sufficient
j fortitude. Miss Boltzer descended the
steps and telephoned the police.
I.O l I If.llT.
The intruder effected an entrance
b.- tearing the screen from the pantry
window, which was open. Aside from
the damage accruing from the broken
ctockery and the spilled foodstuffs, the
loss to Dr. Foster is but slight.
SNUFFS OUT LIFE
His Room at the Maucker
House Last Evening.
I Lindsay Brewer, who tame to Rock
j Island last, evening from Versailles,
j 111., was found dead last evening at
i o'clock in his room at the Maucker
j house, at Fourth avenue and Six'eenth
! street, by J. 1'. Sexton, proprietor of
jthe hotel. His death is attributed to
j heart trouble.
Mr. Brewer, upon coming to the city,
i secured a room above the Nicola pool
house. Yest rday lie seemed to be in
good health and was down in the lob
by of the ho'ei several times chatting
with some the roomers
Last evening at 6:10 o'clock Brewer
went to his room. At about o 'lock,
John Martin, an employe of the hotel,
informed Mr. Sexton that he had heard
a thud which sounded like the fall of
,a body. Mr. Sexton Immediately in
vestigated. Finhing open the door,
he found the lifeless hody of Brewer
T . K n ( r.w .-.-, 1 , - ,,...-.... V. kiwi
1 . 1 e 'H III llU.'l I'fil II. UJHJ.-I 111? I
The bed had been pushed up against
j the door sidewise. as if the hody had ! Eagles, Attention.
I struck it in its fall. A physician wasj Special meeting of Rock Islam
; hiirrtodly summoned, w ho pronounced ! Tuesday evenir.j;. March 11. 110
'death instantaneous. io' lock. Fred Elnuke, president
j Coroner R. C. .1. Meyer w as notified j Dindinc r, secretary. - Adv.)
See Our Attractive
will find it worth her time
and had the body removed to the '
' ' - - " ! ' uvuit( "IK ir tuj ;
inquest w ill be conducted some time '
Brewer had been working In the '
Western Tube mills at Kewane, 111., I
line of work because of failing health. '
After leavins the employ of the mills
I he went to Versailles to rest. up. com-!
j ing to Rock Island from there last i
: Friday. He had secured a position !
j here and was to have started to work !
I this morning. Deceased was "2 years :
of age and had a cousin iri this city.
The sum of $5 was found in one of the I
pockets or ns coat. According to a :
statement made by Mr. Sexton this I
morning. Brewer was a very agreeable ,
man and was well liked at the Mauck- ;
er hotel. ' I
POOL TOURNEY ON
AT J. LEMPFERT'S
A pool tournament, ia whicli eight
amateur players are entered, w ill start
tonight at the Lenipfert pool hall on
Twentieth street. The players have
been handicapped, that 's assigned a
riven number of pain's ;o make In a j
game according to their ability as tig- j
ured out by those who are in charge. 1
The entries and ratings are as fol-
Emmet Clark, 75; A. J. Ben
son, b.-: Clark Means, ,o: . s. Della
von. lint; Harry Williamson. 9n; Oscar
Dahl. 6": John Mordhorst. 75. and Wil
liam Thorpe. 65. Fach contestant will
play the seven others, making 2S
games necessary. The first two of
these will be played tonight with Dell-
a von am! Thorpe and Williamson and
6. A. R.TO SECURE
CIVIL WAR PHOTOS
John Buford pos'. No. 24?.. G. A. R..
has decided to purchase the Brady
scries of Civil war pictures, which
are the only complete and authentic
pictorial histories of the entire : 1
war. This was decided at a men;;""'.:
of the post, held Saturday night, at
which time resolutions were adopted
recommending the purchase of the ser
ies. K. H. Buck was named as a rep
resentative to consult with the mem
bers of the Hock Island public library
board in regard to the contemplated
A committee was named to consult
with the Moline committee regarding
river transportation to the state en
campment at Alton. May 2. A large
number of veterans from the two cities
plan to attend the encampment.
DR. DE SILVA NOT OF
THE LAST TO LEAVE
"I do not like to be put in the light
of being 'among the last of the repub
lican state office holders to resign at
the request of Governor E. F. Dunne,
as The Argus put it Saturday even
ing," said Dr. Joseph DeSilva ill con
versation with an Argus representa
tive this morning. "The truth of the
matter is tha in common with th?
other members of the Juliet peniten
tiary commission. I forwarded my res
ignation to the new governor the day
j fol ov.iiig his inauguration, ami I have
in th y possession Governor Dunne's
reply which came the next day, ac
knowledging receipt of my letter and
askinu 'hat 1 continue to serve un'il
he could name rnv successor. I never
bad any other idea but to step down
and out the moment the democrats got
into power at Springfield, and at the
earliest possible moment following
Governor Dunne's induction into oflice
i i tendered him my resignation I
did not wait lor him to ask for it."
Soda Drivers to Dance.
The Twin-City Soda Drivers have
perfected the final arrangements for
their fifth annual dance which will be
held on M crch 11', at the Kock Island
. at 7
breath of spring in
to come and look.
The Heart of the Hills
By John Fox, Jr.
Just published today. By the author of "Lit
tle Shepherd of Kingdom Comc,,, and "The
Trail of the Lonesome Pine," the most popu
lar books of recent years. The popular new
books of all authors will be found in "The
Book Room" as soon as published.
E. O. VAILE, JR.
Succeaaor to "Crampton's" and
BOOKS : STATIONERY :
Harper House Block.
KILLED BY A TRAIN
John Markes Run Down in Rail,
road Yards in the West End
John Markes, aged 25 years, and a
resident of Muscatine, was instantly
killed Saturday night about ft o'clock
in the west end railroad yards in Dav
enport by being struck by a switch
engine. Markes was undoubtedly In
stantly killed, the side of his head
being crushed in by the wheels of the
According to tne story lo'.tl by Frank
Gieson, a young man who was with
him at the time, both had come to
Davenport on a passenger train. They
had been drinking considerably, he
claims, and when they reached the
western part of the city, alighted from
the passenger train. They had been
off the cars but a few seconds before
the switch engine ran over Markes.
DIAGNOSING A JOKE.
It Seemed Eay at First, but the Case
The name of the author of the fol
j lowing story is better known for poet
I ry than prose. However, here Is what
I S. E. Klser perpetrated at a conven
tion of American humorists:
Paw and maw were sitting in the
sitting room one evening, and pretty
soon paw began to lad.
"What's wrong?" maw ast.
"This is one of the best Joaks I ever
saw," paw says.
"Lissen and I'll read It to you: 'Why
is the mistake of a dockter not as bud
ns that of a dentust?' Do you knowT"
"No." maw told him.
"Beooz." paw red. "one fills six feat
and the other fills an sker."
"How do they do that?" maw ast.
'BecoT. they made A mistake," paw
"Which does?" maw says.
"Both of them." paw to!4 her.
"That's why the mistake of the dock-
i ter iCT.ent as Bad bs the dentust's."
! "Why not?" says maw.
i "The d.-kter only fills Six feat."
. paw to'd her. "and the dentust fills Ao
n! aker "'
I "I don't understand Ahotit the feat."
: maw sed. 'Why does he Fill six of
them and What does he fill them
with?" Paw began to look kind of
glasy our of bis eyes, and be Red the
Joak again to himself So he would be
sure be Didn't make enny mistake.
Then he says:
j "Why. you see. if a dockter would
make a mistake If mile be fatle. and
so he would B!l six feat of earth with
a man. treatise the man would Be
about sir feat tall, you no."
"I don't see niutcb to laugh a bout
such a Joak." maw told hiui. "May
be it miten't be a man at all. Or be
mite be short,"
"Oh. well." paw says, "tbey just pre
tend He would be a six footer so as
to Make It come In with the aker."
"Why do they want to do thatl"
j maw a sf.
"That's the Joak." paw say
"Whieb Is?" maw told him.
i -Why, the aier paw aoaered -.
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"Where are they enny Joak abont
that?' maw ast.
"The dentnst fills It. yon no," paw
sed. bnt he Didn't seme to be very sure
abont It By that time.
"Yes," maw says, "bnt yon red that
be made A mistake."
"Don't yon know what an aker Is?"
paw ast "A tooth that You fll! Is an
aker. and Tbey have akers of ground."
"Bnt where does the mistake come
In?" maw Bed.
"Why. he Fills the rong one," paw
answered. Wiping his forrid and kind
of looking Around like If he was try
ing to see If the escape was all cut off.
"Well, then, how does He fill the
aker." maw ast. "if the tooth he Fills
Is the rong one And dU77.ent ake?"
Then paw got up and tore the Al
tnannick In two and Threw It In the
waist basket and sed:
"They are no use Trying to bring
enny sunshine into This fambly. Let's
drop the subject. The man that rote
the joak Was a fool and the one that
printed It was a worse one. but I'm not
going to rong Either one of them by
unjust susplshens. Mebby they didn't
every try to tell It To a woman."
New York Post.
He Ate the Hay.
There are still some mighty eaters
left. Not long ago a Berlin market
porter undertook for a wager to put
1 away at one sitting six mutton chops,
j twelve eggs, a goose, a duck, sit
i pounds of potatoes and twenty-fwo
pounds of hay. Dillleulties were antic-
Ipated with the last course, and large
sums were laid against the ncconi-
plisbinent of the feat. Tho ingenious1
I Por'er solved the dinVulty by calling
for a cigarette after be bad finished i
Ihe duel;. He then set light to the I
hoy. pounded the ashes up
potatoes and swallowed the l
er a heated discussion the refc
clared him the winner. London Globe, i
Heavy Rollers at St. Helena.
V a 1.-0 A n cirii t A ' ).pi.i 1.- , rt
If the sea were to 'break on the
shores of Coney Island in time of calm 1
weather with 1 he same force as It j
does on Ihe shores of St. Helena sec-1
tiona of South Hmoklyn would be un-1
inhabitable in all likelihood They
have at St. Helena what are knowu as I
calemmas. or heavy rollers. These
rollers are particularly bad in time of
calm weather They strike the island
with such tremendous force that the
spray is sent over 'iont Pound ride.
which is several feet above sea level.
Scientists are of opinion the calemmas
re caused by seismic disturbances be- :
tieath the ocean. Exchange.
Hs Record Not Clear.
Charles Smith, a jovial negro, was
rralirned liefore Judire t'awcert in id
county court. Brooklyn, on a minor
"Smith," asked the court, "did you
ever commit a crime before?"
The negro pondered for a moment.
"Well, yo' honah." he answered slow
ly, "Ah can't ractly say. but Ah done
pot married one time." New York
Plenty of Company.
"Yes. she went crazy over bridge."
"A sad case "
"Ob. no great harm done. They put
her In a fashionable sanltartum, and
she Is playing a better game than e?
now." Washington Herald.
King sbury'a "
Rock Island, 111.
The following Is a list of uncalled
for letters for the week ending March
8. 1913: Frank Atwater, 3. C. Blake,
E. E. Bronson, Mrs. Goldie, Cochran,
Miss Ella Engstrom, Eva Fuller, Miss
Ada Francis, M. F. Fowler. Mrs. Rose
Gilbert, Ben H. Graves, Mrs. James
Huley, Mrs. L. King, Mrs. Lawrence
King, Dr. F. G. Krum. Will Leath.
Frank Lanseail. Mr. Leonard, super
intendent of dining car system; Mont
gomery Elevator company. John Mil
ler, Henry Mohr. E. F. Mitchell, M.
Madsen. R. T. Osborne, Mrs. John A.
Peterson, Mrs. Puvert, Paston Hard
ware company, R. C. Powell, Kelley
Ryan, Miss Nora Stevenson, Mrs. Min-'
nie Showers, H. S. Schafer, Harrison
Stapleton. William Stone (2). Ben
jamin A. Stephens, Miss Anna Wright,
Miss Ethel Woodland. Mrs. Eva Wolfe,
Ernest Wlehs, John Wadsworth, Ed,
R. Young, Mrs. Josoph Zlia,
Foreign -Percy Stodd.
The Retort Courteous.
This Is the sort of conversation Oat
overhears between newly married
Him Oh, I'm tired of hearing about
your brother Bob! Shut up about hltn!
One would think he had all the manly
Her Well, he may not be such an
angel as all that, but he l-m't such a
fool as you are.
Illm You bet be. Isn't He's a
bachelor! Cleveland Plain Dealer,
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' Rural New York potatoes,
, , .
Per DU3hel 500
Dakota Early Ohio potatoes,
per bushel 6QP
IXL Brand California peaches,
IXL brand California apricots,
Iowa Brand Pears,
three cans for bC
20 pounds for $1.00
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All the newt all the UmeHTbe Axgus.