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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1902.
JILT PROVES A COSTLY ONE.
Sou of Winfield Scott Stratton, Late
Fortune in her most fickle moods
never plaj-ed a prank funnier,, than
that which was played upon the
Stratton family, the father of which
hits just passed away in Denver,
many times a millionaire. Many' ) i
Kewnnee now knew Stratton in ihe
old days. They have known his fam
ily since and in the rear of the Ke
wanee drug store the other evening1
a newspaper man heard those who
dropped in tell the peculiar inci
dents of the lives of the Stratton
family, of the days of adversity. , of
the separation, of fortune's smile
and the changed conditions. T'ie
l'eoria Star has a tale alioiit it which
recites the main inci. tents of '. Ibe
Somewhere in Kcwnuce is a girl
who missed a .c-hapce . to Iwcome , a
partner in a share of millions of
genuine roiin.l dollars.'.-
She jilted a youngman who recent
ly, through the death of his father,
became the possessor of vast wealth
. eyond the dreams of avarice.
Winfield Scott Stratton died in Colo
rado Springs and his fortune of about
JtMH0.000 goes to his on)y son, aj
y.minjf man who lives in Toulon. Stark
county, mnl who two or three years
ago was a student at l!rowns busi
ness college. While there he became.
enamored of a girl who turned up
her nose at him, anil there he is.. And
here she is.
The life of Stratton, who-died, was
full of romances. . ll lived in a little
cottage at Toulon with his wife and
one child and used to go to l'eoria
at regular intervals to do his trading.
He was a carpenter who left home one
flay with hi kit of tools and never re
turned. His wife, believing that she
Was deserted, obtained a divorj-e and
eventually married Dr. .lames, tfulbcr
son, the Stark county millionaire.
Her position in life. was now far su
perior to vxhat it had been and it
was lint until year after that she
heard that Stratton. the millionaire
of .Cripple Creek, was her husband.
He never came hack, hut his son has
been .the. recipient of a monthly sti
pend from his father and will now
inherit, hi millions. St rattoi. never
married again. He built a big lion-.
at Colorado Springs and installed his
bister as housekeeper, but later they
separated and he lived alone, llecent
ly he. wold part of his rich mining
properties for $10,000,000 and kept
other property worth as much more.
His case is singular as showing hov
a man and his wife parted poor and
how each, in their different ways,
achieved handsome fortunes.
CHILD AT CAMBRIDGE
MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH
Horrible." indeed, was the fate of
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kepple at her home near Cambridge
Tuesday. Playing about in childish
glee, and filling the house with sun
shine; then suddenly called by grim
death, her little body fearfully torn
Mi l bleeding.
The little girl was killed Tuesday
afternoon as the result of an accident
for which no one is to blame. As
many children are apt to do. th?
cl;ild was playing with a pair of scis
sors, admiring thier shining surface
and sharp edge. Carrying tti scis
sors in one hand, she started to rii'i
tripping and fell upon the cruel
blades which entered her stomach,
fearfully tearing the flesh.
The girl was picked up unconscious
nnd the scissors withdrawn from the
miivering body an act which was
followed by a rush of blood. In a
few minutes in sp'ifre of all human
aid, the child was dead. The funeral
was held vesterdav when a large
number of friends gathered to pav
their last tribute of love to the child.
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Notice to Stockholders of the Trt-Clty Oil
There will be a meeting of stock
holders of the Tri-City Oil company
at Turner hall. Iiock Island. 111.,
Thursday evening, Oct. 9,. at 7:30 p.
m., for the purpose of receiving and
acting on the annual reports of the
officers, passing upon and adopting
bylaws, expressing a preference for
members of the board of directors
for the ensuing term, and for the
transaction of such other business as
may properly come before the meet
ing. Kvery person owning stock in the
company is urgently requested to Im?
present at said meeting, and take
part in the proceedings, and in case
any stockholder finds it impossible to
attend, they are requested to fill out
the regular proxy, which will accom
pany the legal notice that will be re
ceived by each from the secretary of
the company, and send same to the
meeting with instructions as to how
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No transfer f stock will be mad.
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Oct. 1 until after the annual meeting.
(Signed) O. K. fRAMKR,
A FIRE AT THE ARSENAL
Out With Singular Feature Wednesday
"A f ternoon.
There was a fire at Rock Island sir
he nal Wednesday afternoon. It broke
out in the ' roof structure of the
foundry lit about half past 3 o'clock.
The fire department of the post was
prompt to get to the scene of trou
ble, and the water would have been
playing on the flames in a few min
utes if the efforts of the fire fighters
had not been hindered by no less a
person than Maj.: lllunt, command
It happened that inside the burn
ing building the molders were just at
that time engaged in pouring off a
delicate and important piece of cast
ing. To throw cold water on it and
them would be discouraging, and 't
might result in an explosion that
would maim or kill the men. and i
almost certainly would ruin 1 lu
casting. It was evident that the tire
would not do great damage in the
few minutes that the department
would have to wait till that operation
was complete, so the major held the
firemen back till the molders had gt i
through. Then the fire was knocked
out. The case is one that is unique
In local fire department annals.
Are to Winter Here.
Mrs. M. D. Cropper and daughter,
Harriette, of Chicago, the former a
prominent vocal teacher there, lime
located in Iiock Island for the winter.
Miss Cropper's sweet voice lias been
heard here many times, at the
churches and at private musicals, to
the delight of her hearers, and those
who heard her beautiful rendition of
several numbers at the Petersen con
cert at the tower this summer will
indeed be glad it she and her mother
should decide to locate here permanent!.
ENGLISH IN THE" CHURCHES.
Conference of Pastors of Lutheran Synod is Held in
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Kev. C. E. Hoffsteti, in Augustana
.TJournal: An informal meeting of
the English pastors of the synod
was held 'I hursday and Friday, Sept.
4 and 5, at the home of Dr. J. Telleer..
3932 Fifth avenue, Uoek Island.
The purpose of the meeting was to
consider the English question, which
is one of the""most 'important ques
tions before our synod today, be
cause upon its proper solution de
pends largely the welfare of our syn
od as an independent church body.
There were' present the pastors
if the four English congregations
of the synoil, viz.: Uev. A. Unit, of
the Messiah church. Chicago; Kev.
C. O. So I her -. of the Emanuel church.
Kockford, III.; lv. Ira Nothstein. of
St. Peter, Minn.; nnd Kev. C. E. llolT
sten, of (irace Lutheran church. Hock
Island, tojvtlu.r with Dr. .1. Telleen.
at present secretary of the English
Home Missions of the Minnesota con
ference. An organization of this body was
effected, and Dr. Telleen was chosen
chairman, and IJev. C. E. Hoffsten
Several papers had been prepared
and were read at the meeting, lie v.
C. (). Solherg read a paper on "Or
ganization that will conserve and
agitate." The question of organiza
tion was here discussed. An organ
ization is necessary that will unite
the English congregations in a com
mon body, and at the same time keej)
the matter of the English question liv
ing before the people and endeavor
to advance the work wherever ex
pedient. The. question of an independent
conference was discussed ami it was
the opinion of the writer of the p-i-per.
as it was the opinion of the
whole body, that as far as the work
has hitherto progressed and under
present circumstances such an inde
pendent conference is impracticable.
Cather the second resolution of the
committee appointed by the synod
to draw up u plan of procedure in
our English work was thought , to
be the most feasible, viz.: that the
English congregations form them
selves into an informal body and ar
range for meetings to oe held in
their respective churches on a plan
similar to that of our district nieet-
mjrs. Such meeting's have been ar
ranged by the English pastors of tlu1
Illinois conference miring the coin
With regard to the third resolu
tion, the writer thought that more
direct and better results could be
obtained if a special secretary or
superintendent of the English home
nission held were elected by the syn
d. It was contended that one per
'on, win) would thus devote all his
time to the work, would accomplish
more than could the many persons
constituting a board, who do not
come in direct contact ami touch
vvith the work.
"How can we secure better statis
tical knowledge of the English work
ictuallv done among us?" was the
subject of a paper by llev.Nothstein.
It would be very desirable indeed it
'.)V some arrangement tolerably aceur
ate statistics as to the English worl
could be obtained.
Among other papers and topics dis
cussed were: I he English Ijiii-
yuage as a Missionary Opportunity
'Augustana Hymnal. "English W ork
it Our Colleges and Academies
"'Augustana Journal." "Devotional
Heading Matter." The discussion
that followed t lie reading of the-e
papers opened up the real and im
mediate needs of oiy English work
and what we have so far done t
meet those needs.
It was decided that the English
pastors of the Illinois conferenc
hold a meeting in the Messiah church
of Chicago. Oct. 3 and 31. It was
also decided that the Minnesota
brethren care for the English inter
ests in that conference as they fin 1
The next annual meeting will oe
held in the Emanuel English Luther
an church of Kockford.
The secretary of the meeting wt
instructed to prepare and publish as
complete a history as possible of the
English work in our synod. The sec
retary would therefore ask the pas
tors of our synoil in whose churches
English work is carried on kindly It
submit a report of the work ihat has
been done, and is now being done i:
their respective churches.
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