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Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, May 14, 1909, Image 5

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Pleasant Function at Moline
Club Attended by 65 Mcm-
bers and Guc3t3 .
Able Addresses Hoard by K. 31.
fchaion. Justice fiuy C. Scott and
IH-an Wigmore. .
Members of the Rock Island Count)
Bar! association and their guests to
tho'. number of C5 participated in a re
vival of the annual bar banquets of
other days at the .Moiino club last
evening and the affair will go down as
a' marker for all thai is pleasant and
profitable' in such, functions. The feast
was fit for a king and I be association
t '. One of the Leading Speakers."
was particularly fortunate in the men
selected for responses to the toasts.
W. R. Moore of Moline, president id
the Bar association, acted as toas'
master and acquitted hiiusclf most
Rracefully. The first speaker Intro
duced was T. M. Sharon of Davenport
who in rising said it was well that lv
had been united to speak on neutral
ground, intimating that the baseball
situation is such that it would have
placed him in an embarrassing pos
itiort had be been called upon to ad
dress t fie bar in Rock Island. Mr.
Sharon's subject was "The Lawyers
and the Judges. ' Remarking that i.t
bar banquets the former was given one
or his rare opportunities to addresu
" the latter on a common level, he wa 1
cd into the bench w ith a volley i ?
clever ..witticisms, and ending with an
appeal to members of the profession
to cultivate a higher appreciation of j
the position they hold in society.
JtiMticr Scott Hrnrd.
Justice Guy C. Scott of Akdo. mem
ber of the supreme court o Illinois,
next 6poke upon "Oral Argument 'n
the Supreme Court.'' Mr. Scott con
veyed regrets from Justice Hand of
Cambridge who was unable to attend
that points of law ajonc are considered
in the higher tribunal. They insist up
on citing lengthy authorities which,
perhaps, tha members of the court
they are addressing know by. heart,
and t hey present a wealth of facia
that the court, hearing cases at the
average rate of three a day and decid
ing perhaps a month later, cannot bear
in mind. , -
Want. Only the Theory.
What the supreme court is looking
for is the theory of the application of
law that the attorney is advocating.
This is borne in mind, while no at
tempt is made to store away the facts.
Justice Scott illustrated his points
from time to time with actual exper
iences of the supreme court that fully
sustained his contention that that
body has troubles enough of its own
without going out of its way to take
note of Irrelevant matters that attor
neys often consider so important.
;rertrd With NorlhweMtrra YH1.
Dean John II. Wigmore of the North
western- university law school was the
last speaker on the regular program,
and his (opic was "The Science of
Criminology." As Mr. Wigmore rose
to speak he was greeted with the
Northwestern yell given by some of the
younger graduates of that school pres
ent, and ho bowed his acknowledge
incuts. In opening, the speaker rather
surprised lys audience with a plea
jgainst centralization, saying mat tne
nope of the country a few years uence
lies in the continued resistance of the
smaller communities against the larger
As an example, he cited the practice
ict that is now before the Illinois leg
islature, which he characterized as
something of a monstrosity from the
lawyer's standpoint, but dangerous
chiefly in that it represented the
wishes of a, small band of men at Chit-ago,
who were likely to carry their
loint simply because of their organ
ization if the bar of the state at large
iocs not make a vigorous fight. The
real strength of the body politic lies
outside of the great cities, and there
it must continue to repose if our insti-
ution;s are to perpetuated.
The science of ciminology, the'speak-
t said.s practically new? In early his
:ory death w ai the only penalty though'.
worth while inflicting. liventually
it was seen that this did not accom
plish its end. Later, and up to the
present, a graded system of fines and
imprisonment, have been in vogue, and
now the advanced thinkers are begin
ning to become skeptical as to whether
these forms of punishment fit in all
The evolution of punishment for
criminals now beginning was likened
to that which has taken place in the
treatment of disease by the medical
profession. Formerly blood letting was
tho cure-all. Now the physician stud
ics the individual case and tries to
apply the particular remedy that ls:,
needed. As yet, however, little prog-i
ress has been made in the application:
of similar theories to criminals,'
though lawyers agree that no two men
who commit the same crime are equal
ly morally guilty, circumstances or in
fluences having a different bearing
upon each case. In other words, it i3
now realized that punishment should
be a personal matter to fit the indi
vidual instead of the crime.
DIvhlfM Into ( lannm.
Mr. Wigmore divided criminals into
several classes, commenting upon each.
There are the born criminals, whose
inherent tendencies are stronger than
their respect for law; the insane, of
whom there are many types; the dis
eased criminals who are driven to
crime by physical inability to battle
for life as others do; the habitual
criminals, who constitute from 20 to
SO per cent of the inmates of the pen
itentiaries; those who are possessed
of criminal passions, whom no pun-j
ishment can cure; and the anarchist,
who insists upon having his .own way
egardless of the desires of society
and without any scruples as to tne
means taken to bring about results.
.Speaking of punishment for the last
named class, Mr. Wigmore said he
might need a 529,000.0(10 fine, or it
might be better to use other means.
While all the learned professions
have been going steadily forward, the
lawyers since the days of Blackstone
and even 100 years before have made
practically no progress in their efforts
to root out crime. The time has come,
the speaker saiJin conclusion, when
radical changes must be made, and the
science of criminology should have the
earnest attention of every member of
the bar.
Toastmaster Moore called upon a
number of others, and short informal
talks were given by Judge K. C.Graves
of Geneseo, Judge F. D. Ramsay of
Morrison, Judge H. C. Ward of Ster
ling, A. E. Bergland of Galva, J. H
Andrews of Kewanee, and Judge R. W.
Olmsted, Hon. William Jackson and
City Attorney J. F. Witter of Rock Is
VlNitwm lit tlniMiuet. 1 -
The visiting members of the bar and
bench at the banquet were:
Justice Guy C. Scott, Aledo; E. M.
Sharon, Davenport; Dean John II. Wig
more. Chicago; Judge F. D. Ramsay,
Morrison; Judge E. C. Graves, Gen
leseo; Judge H. C. Ward, Sterling;
Judge Cj M. Turner, Cambridge; Judge
A. E. Bergland, Galva; James II. And
! rews, Kewanee.
Sea Fighter Who Lectures at
Burtis Tonight Takes an
Auto Trip.
Will be l'resent at Informal Hanqtiej
Larly This Evening Story of
Krmarkable Tour.
Cohimb!a in the. audience. The ad
mornl lett Boston Jan. 7 and will cloo
his lour June' 1, after having traveled
15,000 miles, practically the same dis
tance as the battleship fleet cruised
under his command. He goes fron
here to Chicago tonight, appearing
next at Cleveland. Only the larger
cities 'have been visited.
This evening at the Burtis opera
house, Davenport, the people of the
three cities will have an opportunity
For stomach troubles, biliousness
and constipation try Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Many re
markable cures have been effected by
them. Price, 25 cents. Samples frea
For sale by all druggists.
o hear -aiid see America's leading
naval hero. Admiral Robley D. Evans,
recently commander of the battleship
squadron which circumnavigated the
?lohe. Admiral Evans will lecture on
he cruise from Hampton Roads to
San Francisco under the auspices f
the Tri-City Press club.
The admiral, accompanied by Man
ager C'ruikshank, Mrs. Evans and her
maid, arrived in Davenport at 8 o'clock
'his morning from Dnver. They took
rooms at the New Kimball hotel and
rested there during the morning.
There they were visited by the recep
tion committee of the Press club and
arrangements were made for them o
make a tour of the three cities in auto
mobiles this afternoon. A start was
made at 2:"0 and the first place visited
was Rock Island arsenal, in which the
admiral expressed himself as being
much inerested.
Commandant F. E. Hohbs showed
the distinguished visitor about the ar
renal grounds and shops and then the
party paid a visit to Ixng View park
in this city and Central park in Dav
en port.
At G o'clock this, evening the ad
mirals paity will be guests of the cluh
at an Informal dinner at the Kimball
which tho ladies of the members will
also attend. The lecture at the Burtia
begins at 8:20.
- Ill Tour rtrinnrknhlr.
Admiral Evans' lecture tour has bepn
one of the most remarkable on record.
He has been hailed everywhere as a
national hero and unusual honors hava
, been extended him. No less than 14
governors have Introduced him anil
he liaV.1rayerso.il .th". country from earn
to west and fronnjbe Mexican line
into Canada. In fact, the unusual spec
tacle has been presented of an Amer
ican admiral delivering a lecture on
the American navy at Victoria, B. C,
.with the governor general of British
. Alonzo S. Quick.
Alonzo S. Quick, 739 Seventeenth
street, Moline, died yesterday evening
at his home, death coming rather sud
denly and unexpectedly. . Mr. Quick
had been employed at eere & com
pany for the past 30 years and for th?
last five he had been head gate keeper.
Yesterday afternoon, he was found in
his chair at the gate which he tended,
in an unconscious condition and he
was removed to his homo a: once
where he died several hours later.
He was 56 years old and had lived
in Moline and this city nearly all his
life, having come to Moline when he
was nine years old. He was a me.n
ber of the original Company F of Mo
line and he was with that organization
when it was sent, out for strike duty
at St. Ijouis. He was a member of
the Modern Woodmen and of the Odd
Fellows. Surviving him are his wife
and two sons, Lee J. and lister M ,
both of Moline. The funeral will be
held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the home.
Mrs. J. W. Graham has returned
from a few day's visit with relatives
and friends in Cambridge, 111.
E. K. Criley of Chicago, proprietor
of leading hotels in Chicago and Kan
sas City, is spending the day at tho
Harper, the guest of his friend, Charles
Justice Guy C. Scott of the Illinois
supreme court," who accompanied by
Mrs. Scott came to Rock Island jester
day on the occasion of the bar banquet
in Moline. spent this morning greet ing
old friends in Rock Island. Judge and
Mrs. Scott left this afternoon for th-Mr
home at Aledo.
Friday Evening, May 14.
- Announces the Engagement, of
In a Stirring and Entertaining Lecture, Told in His Own Inim
itable Way. Subject:
"From Hampton Roads to San Francisco
in Command of tlie Atlantic Fleet."
I'nion Savings Hank in Davenport
Will Iluild Fine Home.
A contract was let in Davenport this
morning for the erection of the new
home of the Union Savings bank at
third and Brady streets. Davenport.
The structure when completed will be
one of the finest bank buildings in
the smaller cities of the country, cost-
about $C0,(M)O. It will be used exclu
sively for bank and office purposes
Peter Peterson of Moline secured the
general contract.
"Rear Admiral Robley D. Kvans.
"Fighting; Bob," proved himself
last, evening-one of the most en
tertaining lecturers that has oc
cupied a Boston platform in many
a year. With no " more exciting
subject than- that of the story of
the voyage of our fleet of battle
ships from Hampton Roads to San
Francisco last spring, he Inspired
such an intense and sustained In
terest on the part of an audience
of about 2.000 persons as one would
hardly think possible save in a
narration or actual wanare.
"More applause, and Admiral
Evans sat down, crossed bis legs
and began in a clear, strong con-ver.-atioaal
voice to reel off part of
'the log of the cruise from I lamp
ton Roads to San Francisco. He
had no notes .no manuscript; he
just talked, never a falter, and
the careless way he swung his
foot and took his audience into
his confidence with" a wave of his
liHiid dispelled all illusion of the
cut and dried elcture."
Seats on sale Tuesday tnorn ng at 9 o'clock at the Illinois, Burtis,
and Moline box offices. v
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, and $1 . Box seats $1 .50.
Miss Isabelle Howell and Company,
Now Appearing at the Family,
Feature This Evening.
Manasrer Qirinn of the Family thea
ter has been persuaded to nresent the
act which is the feature of his own
bill for the benefit of the Eagles at
the fair in the skating rink this even
ing. The act is put on by Miss Isabelle
Howell and four other young ladies,
and it is a most entertaining act. Bp
sides this feature act, there will be a
short program by the "Y. 3.' mandolin
orchestra which is composed of five
young men. and vocal numbers by Mtes
Ruth South, Frank Blair,. Floyd Wil
son, II. Myers and B. Brady and "May
Meyers of Davenport. This evening is
to be observed as Davenport night at
the fair and it is expected that there'
will bo a goodly number of Davenport -eis
over for the occasion. '..
The program last evening was feat- "
ured by the presentation of Johnny
Leach, the monologist and comedien;
whom Manager Quinn of the Family
theater secured for the Eagles. Mr.
Ieach is well known in vaudeville and ;
is a fine entertainer. The program last
evening included several songs by the
Rock Island Maennerchor, a solo by .
James McConochie and a comedy
sketch by Imhof and Bragdon, two
local comedians.
The Man with Dandruff
Can new be cured. He should buy a
bottle of Zemo today. Zemo destroys
the germ that causes the disease. Its -use
stops itching instantly, prevent!
falling hair and leaves the scalp In a
clean healthy condition. For sale at
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H - ''A fhsX
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the banquet on account of the cam
paign he is making for re-election, and
then launched into his topic, lie de
fended the bench against the jibes of
Mr. Sharon by likening its members
to the tiddler at the pioneer dance who
scraped away in a corner of the room
under a conspicuous sign: "Don t
shoot the fiddler; he's doing the bcrt
he can." 'The courts, said Mf.,Scoit,
should not take offense at frank criti
cism. One of the complaints made of
the mrreme court of Illinois has been
that "it tends to discourage oral argu
ment. : This, while seemingly true, :s
not the case. There has never been
any more effective method of communi
cating thought than by the oral method
and oral argument is welcomed by the
supremo court,1 proved It is pertinent.
However, not over one lawyex in a
hundred makes his arguments entirety
Too many lawyers, Bafd the speaker-
fail to understand the points upon
which the supreme court decides cases.
They do not seem to fully realize that
Mestions of fact are' practically eli
minated in the appellate court and
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