Friday, May 11, 2012

The Nuge!

BLOODY FIGHT. Couch precinct, which as been quite orderdly since election day, furnished an item last night in teh shape of an old-fashioned hard fist fight on First Street, near F, not under the Marquis of Queensbury rules. The combatants were Ed. Nugent and John Reynolds, and each punished the other severely. Nugent was struck on the head, the blow cutting an artery, causing profuse hemorrhage [sic], Reynolds received two cuts, one over each eye, cutting small arteries. Services of a physician were required in both cases. Covered with blood, the men were taken to the city jail by policemen Belcher and Hair.

-June 26 1883 Oregonian

But but but WHO WON?

And I thought the names in Thomas Pynchon were goofy. Guess they were just authentic. Officers Hair and Belcher?