Bob Swinney 1906

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Bob Swinney 1906 - in in a :n of a STRENUOUS W IN EAST Till STREET...
in in a :n of a STRENUOUS W IN EAST Till STREET Contractor "Bob" Swinney Gets an Early Start on Traction Line, and J. G. Eikelman Tries a Bluff Game That Fails-Work Fails-Work Fails-Work Continues Continues and Settlement Is Promised. After a rather stormy day, replete with strenuous situations, the dove of peace again seemed to be hovering over the East Third street situation last night, as between the property owners anil the Traction company graders. It is umlt rfood that a truce was effected yesterday between the interests Involved, so that the grading v( rk was resumed after being brought to a very sudden stop in the dawn of the morning hours. graders and informer; them they must quit work, but his arguments failed of effectiveness. Later Eikolmnn returned, Swinney having; iu the nieanrtmo appeared on the, scene. Eikelman wns carrying a gun in his pocket on which he was very careful to keep his hand. A wordy battle ensued, resulting in Swinney walking to one side of the street and pulling off his coat and then challenging Elxolniati to a bout One of the results of the day's pro-j pro-j pro-j to light their differences out ceedings was the arrest of John (3. Eikelman on a charge of disturbing the peace on complaint, of Contractor Robert Swinney. ITe pleaded not guilty, through hi Waters and Daley, and the case went over to tie set for trial later. At It Early. The trouble started early yesterday if he lit on would lay down his gun and a fair basis. Only a Bluff, Hit Eikelman showed that he was attorneys, Messrs. i but a bluffer, and was not game, ai he qak'kly got cold teet and bacKeJ off. though ho is u much larger uiau than Swinney. Work was called off for about an morning, when Contractor appeared long before dayli his grading outfit and commenced moving dirt along the proposed car line on the Third street hill. The day was just breaking when John (3. Eikelman appeared on the scene, as mad as a wet hen. because the work was going on. as heclaimed, to the damage of his property at the Swinney j hour, during w hich there was Korue lit with (hustling done by the Interested par ties, and matters adjusted so that work 'was taken up again, and it went on at a lively rate all day. Last night matters had quieted down so that nn night work was being attempted, attempted, and it was expected that an adjustment of hia difficulties that would result in settlement, had been top of the hill. He argued with thofmade.

Clipped from The San Bernardino County Sun25 Jan 1906, ThuPage 10

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California)25 Jan 1906, ThuPage 10
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