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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 25, 1910.
FIVE ENGAGE IN
A FREE FOR ALL
MELVILLE W. FULLER, LATE CHIEF JUSTICE
Three Men and Two Women
Get Into Mixup in Which
Police Take Part.
TWO ARE GIVEN FINES
Others Let Off With Severe Lecture
Scrap Took Place on Second
Avenue Last Xight.
Hair-pulling, biting, scratching,
kicking and hitting, were a few of
the methods of warfare employed by
a number of parties in a fight last
night which had all of the appear
ances of a free-for-all. The fight
started at Seventeenth street and
Second avenue, and the wlndup was
at Twentieth street and Third ave
nue, where Mayor George McCask
rin and Detective Jame3 Brlnn ap
peared upon the scene and placed
Robert Nichot and Fred Murray un
der arrest. The trial of the two men
was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock
and was before Police Magistrate C.
J. Smith. Evidence was heard from
Nichot's wife, her sister. Detective
Brinn and Ihe two prisoners.
According to the evidence, Mrs.
Nichot, her sister, and Murray were
waiting for a car on the corner
where the fight started, when N'ichot
and a companion approached them.
After a wordy argument, in which
Nichot tried to persuade his wife to
go home with him, there was some
hair-pulling but the participants
were separated befor any real dam
age had been done.
Finally Get ToRrthfr.
The two women and Murray then
started up the avenue and after reach
ing Nineteenth street and Third ave
nue were again approached by Nichot
and his companion, who were appar
ently after Murray. When the dust
of the battle had cleared in Spencer
square two men were under arrest.
Nichot was badly bruised around the
mouth and one of his thumbs had been
bitten by his wife. Mrs. Nichot was un
conscious, from blows and kicks, she
stated, that were inflicted by her hus
band. Murray was unhurt.
After hearing different stories from
each of the participants of the fight.
Magistrate Smith fined Nichot and
Murray each $5 and costs and dismissed
the entire bunch after delivering a lec
ture, which ought to prevent more
family quarrels, such as took place
MAYOR OF MOLINE
BARS FIGHT FILMS
Comes Out With Flat Refusal to Al
low Them to Re Shown in
Mayor Andrew Olson of Moline
come out today with the flat announce
ment that under no circumstances
would he permit the Jeffries-Johnson
fight pictures to be exhibited in Moline.
Manager R. H. Taylor of the Moline
theatre announced this morning that
the films would be exhibited there
three days, commencing Thursday, and
some advertising of that fact was done
before Mayor Olson interfered. The
mayor refused to permit the showing
of the pictures and stated that before
long he believed the council will pass
an ordinance against all prize fight pic
tures. The films were shown at the Illinois
theatre yesterday afternoon and even
ing and large crowds were in attend
ance at each performance and no
trouble resulted. They will be shown
three more times, tonight, tomorrow
Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at
Sacred Heart cathedral, Davenport,
Father J. T. A. Flanigan, vicar general
of the diocese of Iowa, will celebra'e
his 25th anniversary' in the priesthood.
Pontifical high mass will be celebrated,
with several priests of the diocese tak
ing part. Special music will be ren
dered. The regular choir will be as
sisted by Mrs. T. B. Reidy of Rock
I Winter Sports
rj Is enjoyed when you visit
Q Math's and coolly proceed to
refrigerate your larynx with
some of our rich and delicious
ice cream, fruit ice and ice
cream soda water in all flavors.
Here's where you can "wallow t
in December's snow while think
ing of fantastic summer heat."
Bring your best girl along and
the reaction of the cold on her
chest will be a warm place in
1716-7tS Second Avenue.
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NOTABLE DECISIONS OF THE
LATE CHIEF JUSTICE.
The most notable decisions of
Chief Justice Fuller were:
Income tax act, lb3o, declared un
constitutional. Kmployers' liability act. declared
Sustaining Imperialism. Philip
pines declared to be .'n game basis
as Porto Rico and urholdini? the
Foraker Porto Rico 1G per cent tar-
Sustaining the United States clr- J
cult court of appeals in overruling .j.
Judge Iandis' action in fining the
Standard Oil company l.s-iCi.OOi).
Danbury hat case, holding boy-
cotting illogal. .:,
E. C. Knight cane, to dissolve
sugar trust. Held that the Sher-
man act tru?t law did not apply.
Sustaining the an'.i-anarchist law
in the case of John Turner.
In the Northern Securities case,
by which the corporation was dis
solved by a 5 to 4 decision. Chief
Justice Fuller's opinion v.as agrair-st
In the decision declaring the eirjht
hour law of the state of Kans:is to
be constitutional Cliief Justice dul
Lawyers may differ as to the pro
foundness of the legal knowledge of ,
the late chief justice cf the Cnited j
Strifes supreme court. Melville W. ;
I'iiilcr. and the ability displayed in his
decisions. Lawyers always reserve
the right to criticise according to
whether the decisions are fir or !
against them, but they all agree that :
the chief justice grated the (ositicu he ;
occupied and that the august character ;
of the court has been augmented rath- i
er than diminished since be began to I
preside over its sittings. 1
To Justice Fuller fell the honor of i
third rank for length of service as '
presiding justice in the highest tribu- ,
rial of the American government. For
twenty-two years he was chief justice
of the supreme court of the United
States, but Chief Justice Marshall pre
sided over the court for thirty-four
years and Chief Justice Taney for ,
twenty-eight years. With the future
rests the determination of his rank
among the eight chief justices of his
tory for ability and accomplishments.
Before Orover Cleveland sent Ills ,
name to the senate on April ;i0. 1S-VS.
for confirmation as cliief justice he ,
was practically unknown except in the
state of his adoption and to members
of the legal profession.
Senate Fights Confirmation.
The nomination of Mr. Fuller, thu j
fifty-five years of age, was followed j
by a memorable contest in the senate, i
The Judiciary committee, with its Ke- j
publican majority, to which the toiui
nation was sent April 0. held up the j
appointment until July 20. Then the j
committee reported it to the senate
"without recommendation." For three
bours that body debated in executive '
session whether to confirm or reject
the nomination. Finally, by a vote
of 41 to 20, his nomination was con
firmed. Since that day the entire court as it
then existed has passed away, with the
single exception of Justice Harlan. Of
those prominent in the fight over the i
confirmation only Senator Cullom re-I rigid enfor 'ment of the rule of dill
mains, and President Cleveland, wo j pence. Tie lif,u;'glasM must supply
thus honored the Illinois lawyer, has j the ravages of the s'-vlhe. and those
likewise gone to hi grave. I who have slept upon He ir rights must
In private life Mr. Fuller was demo-I be remitted to the repose from which
cratie in his habits, and he lived sim- ; they should not have been aroused."
ply at bis house in F street, Wash- j "The Court Remains."
Ington. However, he had a great opln- j His death recalls Ids own words on
ion of the dignity of hU office as j such event.-; expressed at the centenary
the bead of that co-ordinate branch , cf the court t wenty years ago.
of the federal government which Is j "Judges will be appointed." he said,
mentioned second in the constitution, j "and will pass. One general ion rapidly
He therefore claimed when he first j succeeds anoth r. But. whoever comes
went to Washington precedence at all I :uui whoever 1:00s. the court remains.
official functions immediately after the j
president and vice president. J ins ;
.uieu senous questions witu me rep- ,
reseutatives of foreign powers, and
consequently he avoided whenever pos
sible appearance at any occasion at
which a diplomat was expected.
Checked Roosevelt Spelling.
Mr. Fuller was credited with being
the first man to put a check on the
introduction of President Roosevelt's
orders of simplified spelling into offi
cial documents. He picked up a brief
ia which an opinion of the late Justice
Bradley, was quoted with the word
"through" spelled as "thru."
"Do I understand this purports to be
a literal quotation from Mr. Justice
Bradley?" asked the chief justice with
uuiet sarcasm. and .frnai that clajr
:;;-::;:::': . .....
' forth simplified spoiling was dropped
iu supreme court docmueuts.
On one occasion Justice Fuller stood
at the desk In the Auditorium hotel,
Chicago. lie was Interested In the
tactics of the colored help. The cooks
and wniters were executing drills not
tinlike those or minstrel troupe upon
"They're .coins on n strike." said an
acquaintance of the justice.
"We!!, well, we:!." muttered the chief
expounder of lnw.
ton." added the excited acquaintance.
"Well, well. v.;i." again muttered
the chief justice.
"Well. what? What do you think of
this outrage?" j'..-ked the companion
with a considerable show of indigna -
The justice transferred his weight to
th:? other foot, surveyed the crowd
calmly and sahi. "Apparently these
unions are determined that justice
shall not sleep."
Although ir:i:;i:i f stature not more,
than five l'cet seven i::c!:es his wealth
of silvery hair and classic features!
mad.? him a r-nv.-Ar.: tiding figure v.her-
ever he apjvrTed. Probably Mark I
Twain reser..'.-.;i d the chief justice iu !
physical appearance more than any i
other man of prominence in recent j
years. Frequenily the humorist was!
mistaken for :l:t? jurist. One day a,
young lady accosted M irk Twain on i
the street and. with an apology that ;
she had never seen the chief justice,
before, asked f.r his autograph. Tho i
It is delicious to he fv!!.
llr.t it is hcavr-nly to be Fuller.
I am cordial! v : .
.vn-VM.'.:: v. fuller.
lie was th t.ist M:;-ri -me court jus
tice to wear a uiMst '.i he.
Krown ac First NirJ-iter.
Chief .It:-;: ice Fulier was noted as r.a
unconventional man. easily approach
ed and one who constantly displayed
great persin:al kindness. lie was ex
tremely fond of the theater and was an
inveterate lilst tiighter.
The late cliief justice was a student
or literature ana at rovo:ru:i co
is said to have written many verses.
His one ant li.-ntic pr.eLii was a memo
rial on General Grant, delivered at a
Grant mem-:rial i::eti:ig in Chicago In
IS V". one verso cf which indicates its
Net in I is hit!
Tiijc.ij: ;i lor: ;
well fou;:'.it fields may
j.ecp tuer tk::i:(s.
But in tiie u hie orid's sense of duty
The ;,;lr.atit foh!:cr imds tho need of
Ills iii'e no M rii ;.-!- for nv.il.it ion's prirre,
tiimiity the d.:ty d ee- that ne.-.t :ii:n lies.
Now and iii.-n 1:. l.ip-ed i;jt poeticni
touches in his opinions ;r m the bench, j
One of !,. l e t illustrations of this j
was the .;.;;,;. m l anded down in the
case of Hammond oralis Hopkins. He j
concluded his opinion iiy saying:
"In all cn:os wher
not made out. but
a '111:11 n auu is j
the imputation I
rests uj;o:j co:;je.-ti':e. where 1 In seal
of death ha-, dosed !l:c lips of those
whose character is involved .'11111 I .ipse
of lime has impaired I h rcr olieet Ion of
transaction:; and ! cured 1 heir details, j
d-i, ..and the
the welfare of v.eiety
toeping alive, through many centuries
wo .siiaii nt yi
. the light that burns
with a (.ons;2nt radiance unon the
high altar of American constitutional
No cliief justice of the United States
bas ever resigned. Chief Justice Mar-
1 (slilll rii&rl nr tho n r.r of nlTh'r.nno
Chief Justice Taney at eighty-four
and Chief Justice Waite at seventy-
PICK THE PLUMS
WHEN THEY ARE RIPE
Here Are Three Very Important Features
That should be considered when building a home. Have your house properly
Have the house properly piped for
And have the pipes put in that will allow you to use a sanitary
They carry all the dirt and dust into
ing about dirty furnishings.
eli;ht. One of the greatest opinions de
livered by Chief Justice Taney was
written when ho was eiprhty-three
John Jay, the first chief justice, serv
ed six years, and there sat with him
during that period eight associate Jus
tices. When John Rutledge of South
Carolina, an associate justice, who had
resigned, was nominated chief justice
the senate rejected the nomination,
and for sit years the court was with
out a chief Justice, the senior Judge
presiding. John Marshall's accession
enme in 1801. and his service lasted un
til 1S35, and in the thirty-four years
there served with him fifteen associate
justices. Ills successor, Itoger E. Ta
ney, served from 1SS0 to ISiM. and sit
ting with him in that time were eight-
edi associate lust ices. Salmon P. Chase
! of Ohio, who succeeded Taney as chief
I justice, served nine years, and ten as-
! sociate justices sat with him from
j time to time. Next came Morrison It.
' Waite of Ohio, serving from 1874 until
ISSS. having to sit with him ten asso-
Set With Noted Men.
Since ISSS. when Chief Justice Ful
ler qualified and took his seat, nineteen
associate justices have sat with him.
Among them was Justice Samuel F.
Miller of Iowa, who hail served with
Chief Justice Taney and retired aft
er fifteen years. Others who have
served with Chief Justice Fuller were
Pavid Iavis of Pliriois. Stephen J.
Field of California. Joseph P. Brr?d!ey
of New Jersey, appointed by President
Grant: Stanley Matthews of Ohio, ap
pointed by President Garfield; Horace
Gr-iy of Massachusetts and Samuel
Blatchford of New York, appointed by
President Arthur; L. Q. C. Lamar of
Mississippi and Howell K. Jackson of
Tennessee, appointed by President
Cleveland; Henry B. Brown of Michi
gan and George Shiras of Pennsylva
nia, appointed by President Harrison,
and the members of the present court;
John Marshall Harlan of Kentucky,
appointed thirty-one years ago by
President Hayes; Iavid .Tosiah Brew
er, appointed by President Harrison
in ISS:); Fdward Douglas White of
Louisiana, appointed by President
Cleveland in ISO."; Uufus W. Peck
man of New York, appointed by
President MeKinley; three appointees
' ,,v President Ii'oosevelt Oliver Wen-
dell Holmes of Massachusetts, William
B Pay of Ohio and William Henry
Moody of Massachusetts and Horace
II. Lurton of Tennessee, appointed by
THREE ARE DROWNED
BY A CLOUDBURST
Young Women Caught While Ford,
ing Cheyenne Biver in South
Pierre, S. D.. July 25. N'ews reached
here today that Misses Blanche At-
'wood Etta Aldrich and Sadie Tianer
wprc drovncd Dy a wall of water which
swept uon me 1 neeuiie io uaini
:day from a cloudburst further up
stream. The victims, members of a
i picnic party, were fording the river at
It he. time in a carriage. Frank Wagner.
ltho driver- ORl' escaped by clinging to
the lines and being puuca out 01 ine
flood by the team.
Mrs. Sallie J. Plummer,
Word has been received in the city
of the death of Mrs. Sallie J. Plummer.
widow of the late Thomas Plummer.
formerly of Rock Island. Mrs. Plum
mer died at her home in San Jose. Cab,
yesterday. Mrs. Plummer was born in
New York state in 1S27. Here she
grew up into young womanhood, com
ing west with her parents in 1S43 and
settling in Rock Island. Thirty years
ago Mrs. Plummer movea to L,aiuornia
Her father, the late W. T. Norris, in
the early days, conducted a drug store
in this city on the site of the present
Notice to Public.
To avoid the congested condition of
the drives in Long View park on con
cert nights owners of autos and other
vehicles are requested to enter the
park either at Twelfth avenue and
Seventeenth street or Eighteenth ave
nue and Seventeenth street and use as
an exit the Fifteenth streef entrance.
F. C. DEN KM ANN. President.
C. F. GAETJER. Superintendent.
Board of Park Commissioners.
Peoples Power Company
TEXAS IN A SPLIT
Wet and Dry Factions of Demo
cratic Party Win Points in
MAY BE SERIOUS DIVISION
Nominee for Governor Opposes Pro
hibition Plank in His Platform
Sentiment Is Anti-Liquor.
Austin, Texas, July 25. Both the
prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists
won a victory in Saturday's democratic
primaries in Texas. The anti-prohibition
organization nominated O. B. Col
quitt its candidate for governor by
probably 40.000 plurality, and the pro
hibitionists, according to the count of
the votes so far made, carried the
proposition of state-wide prohibition by
a large majority.
The proposition is to make it obliga
tory on the part of the legislature "to
submit to a vote of the people a pro
posed constitutional amendment pro
viding for state-wide prohibition.
The state convention, which is to
meet at Galveston Aug. 10, must make
this demand a part of the party plat
form. Mar Ilnrp Indrprndent ( nndidntr.
It is rumored Colquict will refuse to
accept this state-wide prohibition feat
ure of the platform. In that event, it
is said, the prohibition element of the
party will put out an independent can
didate for governor.
Only for the fact that there were two
prohibition candidates in the field for
governor, this faction of the party
would have also won that feature of
the contest by a large majority. Sena
tor W. J. Bailey's candidate, William
Poindexter, is the third man In the
race for governor. Cone Johnson occu
pying second position and running in
the lead in many parts of the state.
Tmt Iliihr Hun I'ourlh.
R. V. Davidson, the former attorney
general, who made the race for gover
nor on his record as a "trust buster"
and in having collected a fine of $1,
CS0.000 from the Waters-Pierce Oil
company, driving that corporation out
of Texas for violating the anti-trust
laws, is the fourth man, as shown by
The prohibition demorrats are re
ported to have a two-thirds majority
of the legislature, which will give them
plain sailing in anti-saloon legislation.
Chairman Allison Mayfiold of the
railroad commission is renominated.
Bob Barker is nominated for controller.
Sam Sparks for treasurer, and J. P.
Lightfoot for attorney general.
Today in the Markets
Chicago, July 25. Following are the
quotations on the markets today:
July, iosi-8. ios, lon-'s.
September, 105, KMJ-, lr, Vi. 10CU.
December, 1L'7T8, lOSTs. 10754, 10S?i.
July, 65. 64. 64.
September, 65, 60i,o, 64, CC.
December, 63 V2. 65, 62, 64 .
July, 4112, 41 vs. 41',;, 41.
September, SIHs, 39. 39. 39.
December, 4oi.. 40, 40V&. 40.
July, 25. S5, 25. So. 25.75, 25. S5.
September, 21.50, 21.90, 21.50, 21.S0.
July, 11.65, 11.75, 11 62. 11.50.
September, 11.65. 11.80. 11.57, 11.75.
October, 11.52, 11.67, 11.47. 11.62.
July. 11.S5. 11.90, 11. S5. 11.90.
September. 11.45, 11.57, 11.40, 11.57.
October, 11.S5. 11.10, 11.07, 11.10.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to 1 d. lower, corn k higher.
Liverpool closing Wheat to 1 d.
lower, corn higher.
Receipts today Wheat 122, corn
142, oats 173. hogs 30,000, cattle
28,000, sheep 30,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hogs
Hog market opened 10c lower.
Hogs left over 1.100. Light 8.60
8.95. mixed and butchers 8.25 8.80.
good heavy 7.90 (Ji 8.65, rough heavy
Cattle market opened 10c lower.
Sheep market opened 10c lower.
Omaha Hogs 5,000, cattle 8,500.
Kansas City Hogs 5,000. cattle
Hog market closed steady. Bulk
sales 8.35 07-8.55, light 8.55'5 8.95.
mixed and butchers 8.15 850, good
heavy 7.85 8.60, rough heavy 7.85
Cattle market closed 10c lower.
Sheep market closed steady.
Northwestern receipts Minneapo
lis, today 320, last week 194, last
year 158. Duluth, today 56, last
week 63, last year 21.
New York Stocks.
New York, July 25. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 156',i
U. S. Steel preferred 113 i
U. S. Steel common C4
Rock Island preferred 70
Rock Island common 27ai
New York Central
Louisville & Nashville
Colorado Fuel &. Iron
C. & O.
i Brooklyn Rapid Transit 73
, Baltimore & Ohio 10G7,
i Atchison 92T
j Sugar 1174
j St. Paul HSi
i Copper 5S8 j
j Republic Steel preferred 89
i Republic Steel common 2S a
i Southern Railway 20
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
July 25. Following are the .quota
tions on the local market today:
Fresh Eggs 172S18c.
Live Poultry Old hens,
pound, springs, 40c.
Butter Dairy, 22c to 25c; creamery,
Potatoes New, 75 to SOc.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 72 to 75c; oats, 43 to
Forage Timothy hay, $13.
wild hay, 512 to $17; straw. $6.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; sla'k.
Wood $4.50 per load.
DEAD IN CYCLONE REACH 60
Hundreds Injured anil Loss Is .Mil
lions in Italy.
Milan. July 25. The dead in the cy
clone which Saturday swept the dis
trict northwest of Milan, has increased
to 60 and the injured number several
hundred. The property loss is esti
mated to be many millions of dollars.
Aid has been s?nt to villages which
suffered most, but there are many
homeless to be cared for.
G. & G. Girls to Give Sociable.
The G. & G. girls will give an ice
cream sociable tomorrow evening. July
26. at the church lawn, on Twelfth
street and Eleventh avenue. Ice
cream and cake 15 cents. Children's
dishes 5 cents.
call for repairs secures equal attention and prompt service.
CHANN0N & DUFVA
sweeping or worry-
Payment of Inheritance Ta Kevcal
Kxtent of Fortune of the Late
New York, July 25. Edward H.
Harriman was worth $71,000,000
when he died on Sept. 9, 190'J. Wall
street and the general public have
made estimates of the amount of the
Harriman estate that ranged from
$100,000,000 to twica as much, but
few of his friends believed his es
tate would fall below $80,000,000.
The estimate given above is that
prepared by Charles A. Pea body.
j president of the Mutual Life Insur-
i ance company, who was one of Harri-
man's closest friends and legal ad
visers, and who since has acted as
the chief adviser of Mrs. Harriman, to
whom the financier left everything he
Mr. Peabody. representing Mrs.
Harriman paid into the office of Con-
- tro"or 'iU'arason on March 5 last
i $675,000 as bis estimate of the
amount ot inheritance tax to wnirn
the state would be entitled under the
transfer tax law. A3 Harriman be
queathed everything to his widow a
tax of 1 per cent, less a rebate if
paid within fiix months, is all the
state demands. A little figuring shows
Peabody's estimate of the Harriman
estate was on March 5, $71,053,737.
ROCK ISLNAD MAN
IN COLLEGE ROMANCE
M. J. Koarh to Wed Mi Margaret
Dundy, Valparaiso, Ind.. School
La Porte. Ind., July 25 (Special. l
Miss Margaret Bundy tendered her res
ignation today as a teacher In the Val
paraiso. Ind., schools to become th'?
bride the coming month of M. J. Roach
j of Rock Island. 111. Roach attended
I Valparaiso university as a law student,
land it was love at first fight. Mr.
t Roach i row Iivir.g at San hrancisco.
where the couple will go from Rock Is
land after the marriage.
Rains Quench Forest Fires.
Winnipeg. July 25. Heavy rains
havp quenched the fires in the Slocin
district. Three million dollars is th
rangers' estimate cf the lops.
An Old Resident
821 Farnam Street
Will be pleased to tell
you in person or writing
what the Neal Three
Day Guaranteed Harm
less Liquor Cure did for
overlook the fact that good
is the most essential point
in modern home building. The health of your
family and self may depend on the proper
sanitation of your home and the quality of the
"J5tftilsnd" Porcekin Enameled plumbing fix
tures provide qualities which ssmre yon sanitary
satisfaction combined v ith durability and beauty.
We sell these fixture, and combine with their
installation the quality of work which has given
us a reputation. A large contract or a hurried
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