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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1905.
THE GOLDEN RULE
Should ba Applied to Chicago
Contest, Snys Chr'stian Par
ty in Session.
PRESIDENT SHOULD ACT NOW
To Secure Protection for Persecuted
Jews in Armenia and
The last session of the delegates of
the united christian party held at the
AVatch Tower last evening was not
lacking in interest; quite the contrary.
In fact, as the members were earnest
In their efforts to bring about the start
ing of a great reform movement which
shall alter present existing conditions
and mold anew the destinies of the
IHkcumm C'htonso'M Problem.
The convention proceeded at once
to the consideration of live topics and
deprecated the bitter contest now be
ing waged in Chicago between capital
and labor and recommended that the
golden rule be applied as a means of
settling the problem. It further
recommended t. t May 7, 1&05. be set
aside as a day of prayer and fasting as
a means to the desired end.
A resolution was introduced and car
ried that Presideut Roosevelt exert his
utmost ability to secure the protec
tion of the Jews in Russia and Ar
menia and to preserve religious liberty
in those countries.
The convention severely criticised
John I). Rockefeller and similar mag
nates, the motion adopted standing as
"Resolved. That we commend the
attitude of the minority of the Ameri
can board of missions in protesting
against the acceptance of the gift from
John I). Rockefeller. We believe, in
view of the great suspicion resting
upon Mr. Rockefeller us the head of
the Standard Oil system, suspicion in
volving the honesty of his business
methods, that the American board
would have been justified in challeng
ing his gift and refusing to accept or
deliver the same until the donor had
satisfactorily answered to the christian
world the charges of business brig
andage that havo been so publicly al
leged against him.
"lie it further Resolved, That no
jnfts should be accepted for christian
activities from individuals or com
panies whose methods of business are
known to be unfair and dishonest as
measured by the ethics of Christ."
It was decided that whenever prac
ticable, meetings should be held on the
lirst Sunday of every month for the
purpose of spreading and discussing
principles and that the members of the
party should exert their influence for
the object of securing the election of
true christians in local politics.
M 'lariat, the Kins.
During the evening the company
was entertained by a selection en
titled "Christ, the King." by Mrs. Kit
tie Benkert, of Davenport.
Letters were read from P. W. Kent,
of Swathmore, Pa.; Dr. G. S. Dodds.
of Pittsburg. Pa.: G. II. Mackin, of Mi
lan, Ohio; J. C. Spees. of Newark, Mo.;
Jacob M. Troth, of Grand View, Va.,
and Gen. John Cordingly, of Chicago.
A motion was introduced and car
ried thanking the press of the tri-cities
and the nation for their courteous
treatment of the movement.
The report of the financial committee
revealed the fact that $05.75 had been
received. while the expenditures
amounted to $24G.f5. That the party
is not in debt for this amount is owing.
to the generosity of Chairman W. R.
Benkert. who made good the difference
out of his own pocket.
An executive committee will be ap
pointed in the near future, the same
to be composed of six women and 12
men chosen from among the most faith
ful workers in the party. It is alreadv
settled that Dr. J. S. Dodd, of Pitts-
Bad Health-Foul Breath
If your bowels are full of stagnant
corruption, how can you have health?
It K-uds to almost every serious dis
t'OJO. Correct the evil before it is too
late. Hewure of physios.
Most Buffering- is duo to neglected
constipation, especially among women.
an It U Cured f
Yes. but not with physio. That strains
and weakens. It' dangerous, and you
know from experience It will not cure;
makes you worse.
The bowel muscles, which are now
too weak to act, must be built up and
Keed them with Mull's ( rape Tonic,
not a physic, but a bowel food. It Is a
Krapo compound which exerts a heal
ing and strengthening influence over
the intestines. A return of active,
healthy bowels means a return of
health. Let us show you that Mull's
1 5 rape Tonic cures const i Kit Ion. It dif
f ers from anything you have ever used.
It is not a physic, but a food. Grape
food Is being rapidly recogniied. The
Krench Academy of Medicine last year
made some startling discoveries as to
the therapeutic value of grapes. Mull's
1 ', r.'t pe Tonic is nearly 50 per cent grape.
A bottle will be given free to any
person sending name and druggist's
name. This enables you to test it with
out expense. We want to prove that
what we say 'of it is true. Address
Mull's Grape Tonic ooronany. 21t Third
avenue. Hock Island. III.
This valuable grane compound is now
sold in all reliable drug stores. The SI
bottle contains nearly three limes the
Caution The genuine always has a
number and d;tte stamped in indtlible
Ink on the label accept no other.
l'lease write for a free bott!- at onw
while the offer Is open. Tell your
friends about it.
burg, and W. R. Struble, of Chicago,
will serve the party in this capacity.
In the meantime affairs are in charge
of a temporary committee composed of
Mr. and Mrs. Caverly, W. R, Benkert,
Mr. and Mrs. Struble and J. F. Frye.
An animated discussion was brought
forth by a proposal of Chairman Benk
ert that a plank be inserted in tie
platform demanding the abolition of
capital punishment for women. While
the consensus of opinion was against
capital punishment, it was held that
the golden rule portion of the declara
tion covered this thoroughly, and the
chairman withdrew. his suggestion.
A slight change was made in the
title of the platform of the party, which
will hereafter be designated "The Gen
eric Platform of the Christian Party."
It was voted to hold the next annual
meeting at the Watch Tower also.
WILL BE LARGEST
Are 252 Applicants For Initiation May
1Z Expect to Beat Kansas
Two hundred and fifty applications
have been secured for the Woodmen
class adoption for May IS. With lfi
days more to go on. it looks as though
the record for class adoptions will be
broken. In February of this year, at
Lincoln, Neb., the home city of Head
Consul Talbot, a class of 247 were
adopted, the largest number ever adopt
ed at one time to that date. Last
month Kansas City went Lincoln ten
better and adopted 257, which is the
present record. In both the classes
named three months was the time
taken to get the class, while here the
first steps were not taken until March
11, and the promotion committee was
not permanently organized until March
17, giving only two months for all the
wirk to be done in.
The larger population of the two cit
ies named operated in their favor, and.
everything considered, t he membership
here have cause to feel gratified at the
result of the effort, and are confident
Rock Island will hold the record for
the largest class ever adopted in the
jurisdiction after May IS. In both the
other classes referred to several paid
deputies assisted, while here the appli
cations have been secured by the
membership and J. W. Del Tart, the
deputy in charge. The promotion com
mittee has worked faithfully, harmon
iously and well
The banquet, as formerly announc
ed, will be given on the evening of
.May 19 to the new members and the
old members securing the same.
The promotion committee will meet
again this evening in the certificate
room of the head office building to oer-
fect arrangements. The program will
be announced in the near future.
Myer A. Loeb has been iu Cincinnati
J. M. Colligan 4s spending a few
Jays in ihe south.
William Hayes was In Dubuque yes
terday on business.
W. O. Negus has returned from his
visit to Washington.
Mrs. E. A. Ahlrich of Denver is here
visiting with friends.
F. W. Chambcrlin. of Burlington,
was in the city to lay.
Mr. and Mrs. John Titterington are
in Taylor Ridge, where they will spend
three weeks visiting with relatives.
Frank McGuinn. of Chicago, is in
the city, visiting with his parents. He
graduated last week from the Chicago
College of Pharmacy.
William Donaldson has gone to St.
Louis where he takes a position with
a steel firm. His family will remain in
Rock Island for thu present.
Capt. Frank Marten of the govern
ment snag boat Alex Mackenzie, mov
ed out of the Rock Island house, his
winter home today, preparatory to tak
ins tip his quarters for the summer
on his boat.
Dr. J. F. Meyers, E. F. Helpenstell
J. Moran, George CJreeland, F. K.
Young, C. J. Nylen. J. Sievers. and W.
H. Whiteside, the Rock Island county
delegates to the state convention of
the M. W. A. departed last evening
for the session at Decatur today.
Rev. C. E. Hoffstcn, pastor of the
Grace Lutheran church, is in Iowa
City today. Tomorrow he will attend
the Illinois Swedish Lutheran church
conference at Chicago. Rev. L. A.
Johnson, pastor of the Swedish Luther
an church, of Moline, will also attend
Father M. O'SulIivan of New South
Wales, Australia, departed last even
ing for the east on his way to Ireland.
In addition to Hon William McEniry.
Father O'SulIivan enjoyed visits in
Rock Island with his relatives. Mr.
and Mrs. James Roach and Mr. and
Mis. Jerry Coughlin.
Rev. Granville H. Sherwood, of
Streator, the rector-elect of Trinity
parish, is expected in Rock Island to
night to consult with the rectory im
provement committee of the vestry rel
ative to the alterations to be made in
the parish house . Mr. Sherwood will
come to Rock Island for permanent
residence about June' 1.
Maj. L. M. Buford who has been con
fined to the house since his return to
Rock Island, delighted his hosts of old
friends by his appearance down town
yesterday. The major's health is
steadily improving and, aside from the
fact that he is not quote so fleshy has
not changed materially in appearance
since he left Rock Island several years
DECLINE OF RAGE
Dr. M. Wahlstrom, of Chicago,
Discusses Peril to Ger
AS THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS
Sees Indication of Growing Power of
the Orientals and of the
Founders' day exercises of Augus
tana college closed last evening with
a most successful musical program in
the chapel under the auspices of the
Wennerberg chorus, which has just re
turned from its tour of the northern
cities of the state. The audience pack
ed the hall and the various numbers
were roundly applauded. Besides the
chorus numbers, there were organ
solos by Prof. Emil Larson, soprano
solos by Mrs. Edla Lund, and a bass
solo by Einar Joransen.
The address of Dr. M. Wahlstrom.
president of Augustana hospital, of
Chicago, former presideut of Gustavus
Adolphus college, in Minnesota, was
the feature of the afternoon program.
It was delivered in the Swedish lan
The address was on the subject
"How Long Will the Germanic Race
Continue to be the Standard Bearers
of Christianity?" Dr. Wahlstrom gave
a sketch of Christianity, and of the
races which were its standard bearers.
The Jews were the first people who
advanced Christianity. Then the high
place went to the Greeks, and from
them to the Latin races. Eventually
the Germanic races, comprising the
people whose descendants were of
northwestern Europe in medeival
times, became the standard bearers of
the religion, and hold that high place
Dr. Wahlstrom said that disbelief,
hostility and indifference were named
as some of the influences at work
which might cause the Germanic races
to lose the title of standard bearers.
He then conjectured as to what direc
tion the tide would move, whether to
the orientals and yellow races in Japan
and China, or revert to the Jews again.
Both were regarded as possibilities in
case the Germanic people became low
ered in the morality standards.
Going back 1o the theme of Augus
tana college. Dr. Wahlstrom told of
the early struggles of the founders of
the institution, of the founders them
selves, and their personal efforts and
sacrifices to make the organization of
the college possible . He pointed out
that the founding of Augustana illus
trated the effectiveness of individual
efforts, which, in spite of innumerable
obstacles, had made possible the pres
ent condition and rank of Augustana
college. Though the individual effort
seems of little importance, it is what
really brings the great results, said Dr.
Others on Program.
The scripture lesson was read by
Rev. Telleen, D. D., of Minneapolis,
and Rev. T. E. Sard, of Lafayette,
Minn., pronounced the benediction.
Short remarks were made by President
Gustav Andreen at the afternoon exer
cises, briefly sketching the history of
the college and the idea of the celebra
tion of founders' day.
NEGRO FIGHTS WITH WIFE
Rock Island Pair Have Set-To With
Knives in Davenport.
Will Rice and his wife, Lydia Rice,
were sent to tho city prison in Daven
port this forenoon on the charge ot
peace disturbanceto serve out 30 days
Rice is a small, coal black negro,
residing in this city. Last night he
went over the river to Lindsay Pitt's
place, where he engaged in gambling.
His wife telephoned for him to come
home but he failed to pay any atten
tion to her. She then went over her
self and finally succeeded In getting
him away from the green table.
Along about 11:30 an officer heard
some one quarreling under the dark
viaduct on Fifth and Perry streets and
proceeded to inquire into it. He found
the negro and his wife engaged In a
fight. Rice had his right hand covered
with blood from a kn-te wound in
flicted by the women. He also held an
TESTED 40 YEARS.
Since 1564 thousands of Rheumatic and
Gouty sufferers have been cured by
Serine wald's Prescription Four Thousand.
It is no new experiment. There is
nothing uncertain about it. We abso
lutely KNOW that it is a quick and
permanent specific for
Gout and Asthma. We absolutely KNOW
that it will cure you if you are afflicted
with either of these diseases. We absolutely
KNOW it to be the one remedy that will
neutralize and expel the poisonous uric
icid from the system. It costs only $1.00
per bottle and can be bought at any drug
store, or will be sent direct by express.
Ask your druggist for our little book
'Tlain Talk About Rheumatism." It costs
nothing and tells in plain language all there
is to know about the cause, treatment and
'cure of Rheumatism, Gout and Asthma.
I Address E. A. Sennewald & Co., 800
j Hickory Street, St. Louis, Mo.
open knife in his hand which the offl
cer took away from him.
CITY CHAT. ' '
The Yale system.
Zazaro is there, call for it.
The Yale system is btst.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
The Yale system is best.
McKee writes fire insurance.
The smoke of smokes Zibia.
Is Sonnen-Gold a new story?
Is Sonnen-Gold a new story?
Is Sonnen-Gold a new story?
Tri-City Towell Supply company.
Go to Lage-Waters for good shoes.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Oxfords from $1.50 up to $1 at Lage
Waters. See the elegant line of shoes at Lage
Waters'. Lage-Waters for the best in shoes
Lage-Waters Shoe company. 1703
Ladies' oxfords of every description
Fancy potatoes only 30 cents a bush
el at Selle Bros".
Strictly fresh eggs only 15 cents a
dozen at Selle Bros'.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
See- the new style blue oxford for
men. price $4. at Lage-Waters'.
Receiving the latest every day by
express at Lage-Waters' shoe store.
W. II. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 574C.
Too niiieh activity in our wall paper
department today to writ? ads. Young
Read the announcement of the new
art and jewelry ttore, lSir! Second ave
nue on page 0 this evening.
Free lessons in art iieedlewoi k by
Mrs. V. A. Jung every day at Young
& McCombs". All are welcome.
The cannon at the court house are
being painted and the grounds are be
ing beautified in various ways.
Attorney J. F. Witter has removed
his office from over Tnomas" drug
store to over Lange's barber shop. .
The Ladies auxiliary of the carpen
ters will meet at 2:30 sharp tomorrow
afternoon at Industrial hall. Rock Isl
Report your changes to Stone'a city
directory, office northeast corner Sec
ond avenue and Eighteenth street, or
call up old 'phone 553 L.
Free demonstrations and lessons in
art needlework by Mrs. V. A. Jung
foni l to 11:30 and from 2 to 4:30 each
day. All are welcome. Young & Mc
Combs. See the free bottle offer Mull's Grape
Tonic, the constipation cure, or send
this notice to Mull's Grape Tonic com
pany, "A" Rock Island, 111., and receive
large bottle absolutely free.
Open cars made their apperance on
some of the city lines today. The win
dows have not been replaced by the
screens in the cars of the 200 type yet,
however. The change, it is understood,
will be made shortly.
The will of the late Dean Thoma3
Mackin, late pastor of St. Joseph's
church, the bequests of which., were
published in the Argus some weeks
ago, was admitted to probated in the
county court today by Judge E. E. Par
menter. Frank Campana & Co. has a carload
of very large, fancy bananas, 15 cents
a dozen or two dozen for 25 cents; oth
er very nice ones for 10 cents a dozen ;
also good ones for 5 cents a dozen; 75
cents and up for a bunch. 1G14 Sec
A May day celebration program will
be given this evening by the Tri-City
socialists at Claus Groth. hall, Daven
port. A. M. Simmons, of Chicago, will
deliver an address. There will be mu
sic, songs, recitations, etc. Everybody
welcome. Admission 10 cents.
The local board of examiners will
hold an examination for the position
of postoffice inspector commencing to
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. The
examination will be conducted by D
F. Krell, clerk of the postal and exam
ining board and will extend over a per
iod of two days.
Holmes Mumma delivered the scalps
of three young wolves to the county
clerk's office yesterday, and was paid
the customary bounty. The young
man, who is the son of D. W. Mumma,
of Zuma, killed the wolves himself in
Mr. Bowen's woods near his home. He
had trace for a while of the old wolves,
but was unable to follow them, owing
to the darkness.
The Tri-City Railway company Is
putting on its summer equipment of
cars. If the company will take the
pains to have those signs on the EJm
street line made right for once this
season it will prove a matter of con
venience to patrons that will be ap
preciated. In the first place they are
not the correct color, and in the sec
ond place they are a very poor job
from an artistic standpoint.
Bank Officers Reelected.
The annual meeting of the directors
of the Rock Island Savings bank was
held at the bank yesterday afternoon,
and resulted in the reelection of the
former officers, as follows:
President J. M. Buford.
Vice President H. P. Hull.
Cashier P. Greenawalt.
Charles Johnson has moved his. sa-
. loon from the Commercial bouse to
,221 Twentieth street and will be open
for business this evening.
S . 0
E. F. DORN, Leading Merchant Tailor
MOVE TO BOYCOTT
Implement Manufacturers Urged to
Confine Displays to Small
W. B. Brinton, of Peru, who is at the
head of the exposition association ol
the implement dealers of the country,
is sending out appeals, copies of
which have been receive 1 in koek Isl
and and Moline, asking that the state
fair exhibits by the implement dealers
be done away with, and the manufac
turers confine themselves to the small
er ventures. It is argued that the ex
peuse of calling in the i raveling sales
men. and of arranging the displays, is
an expense which does not bring any
returns in proportion. Tins is an old
movement which many manufacturers
have favored for some time.
THE OBITUARY RECORD.
Gustav Yetter. aged 21, died last
night at 10:30 at St. Anthony's hos
pital, where he had been confined sev
eral weeks. Death was duo to typhoid
fever and abscesses on the brain and
limbs. He had been sick since March
23. He leaves his parents and several
sisters and brothers, all in Sweden.
The young man was a native of Swed
en, coining to Rock Island about a
year and a half ago. He had made his
home with Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Carl
son, 518 Twelfth street, whose nephew
he was. The funeral will be held to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock from the
Knox undertaking parlors. Burial will
be made at Chippiaunock.
READY TO DISPENSE JUSTICE
City and Township Courts in New and
Police Magistrate Elliott has open
ed his office over the Boston shoe
store on Second avenue. Justives G.
Albert Johnson. F. W. Schroeder. Dun
can McFarlane and J. K. Cleland will
occupy the same offices as formerly
H. C. Haverfield, the newly elected
justice, has an office at lG21Vi Second
avenue. He formerly had office room
with Justice McFarlane.
SENT TO THE COUNTY JAIL
Edward Kebs of Moline Pleaded Guilty
to Assault With Knife.
Edward Kebs. of Moline, this morn
ing pleaded guilty in the county court
to a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon, the offense being committed
against J. F. Douglass, also of Moline.
Kebs attempted to stab Douglas with
a knife. He was given CO days in the
Is now open for season. Bring
your friends and have your pic
nic at the Tower. Meals and
luncheon served at any time.
The Tower Inn is the finest place
in the tri-cities for dancing par
tics. Rent of hall for evening,
Our new Figure Eight Roller
Coaster will be completed by
U May 10.
H. E. Krell,
Watch this space every day
Our canvassers are in the city
and will call upon you at your
homes and tell you all about
Beach's Peosta Soap. They will
give you a ticket. Be sure and
use your ticket and get a bar
g of "Peosta" free from your gro-
O cer. Tickets are good at ny
$1 grocery store in the city.
O .(AMES BEACH &. SONS.
& Dubuque, Iowa.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING
"RIGHTLY TAILORED" HAS NEVER
BEEN OVERESTIMATED. CLOTHES
TESTIFY FOR OR AGAINST A MAN
EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY. WE
ARE SURE WE CAN ASSIST YOU
ON THIS IMPORTANT QUESTION,
IF YOU WILL BUT CALL. SPRING
STOCK OF NEWEST FABRICS NOW
1812 Second Avenue.
TO THE PEOPLE OF
And sister cities: I beg to inform the public of Roek Island
and vicinity that I have permanently located and opened up
an Art Store in connection with my Watch Repairing and
Optical department in Hock Island 1S03 Second avenue. I
also beg to state that I am a practical watchmaker and
graduate optician with over 20 years" experience In my pro
fession. My prices are very reasonable, and all my work
will be guaranteed. Trusting to receive a share of your
patronage, I am, sincerely,
B. JACKSON, 1803 2d Ave.
NOTES OF THE RIVER.
The A. J. Whitney. Ruth and Eclipse
were down. The last two went north.
Slowly falling stages in the Missis
sippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
Dangr. H'gt. Ch'ge.
line.S am. 24 hrs.
Stations Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. l'a nl 14 :!.7 0.1
Red Wing 14 2.J 0.0
Reeds Landing 12 2.S :0.2
La Crosse 12 4.0 0.1
I', du Chien IS 4.5 0.2
Dubuque IS 5.4 0.1
Le Claire 10 :j.7 0.3
Davenport 15 5.2 0.:i
Des Moines Rapids.. .. '.'.() 0.2
Keokuk 15 6.U 0.5
St. Louis o0 ICS 0.8
Kansas City 21
TO ARM SCAB DRIVERS.
(Continued from I'ajje One.)
was said the business of the city would
Le paralyzed unless they could make
Chicago. May 2. A number of non
union drivers have been arrested on
charges of carrying concealed weapons
and yesterday the attorneys of the Em
ployers' Teaming company called upon
Chief of Police O'Neill and asked If
their men had not the right to carry
weapons provided they were in open
view and were not concealed. O'Neill
replied that there was no law against
it and arrangements were promptly
made by employers to place Winches
ter rifles on their wagons.
l.OOO !rivera t'nrrled ItlUr.
Over 1,000 of these weapons were
purchased and during the latter part
cf the afternoon a number of wagons
went through the streets with rifles ly
ing across the knees of the driver and
The reason for this move on the
part of the employers is thai yesterday
notwithstanding the utmost efforts o'.
the police they were unable to give
nonunion teamsters that protection
which the Employers' association con
Union leaders Indicted Saturday in
connection with the strike appeared at
;the criminal court building yesterday
and gave bond.s in 1.500 each.
A mob of 2,0'jO last night a: tacked
Seenia poaalhle In thlat aenaon'a line of
Wall Paper, Ilorder and Oiling; Decora
tlona. The drain na anil eolorlntra are
all that rnn be dealred. We'd be de
lighted to aliow you oor atock la If a
entirety, or the purt of It that Intereata
you. Kow la the time to bruin jcior
decorating;, before the ruah hesrlna. You
will nlwnya find a treating; you r lit lit
In regard to prlcca and quality of work.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
410 Seventeenth Street.
Old phone 721 X. New phone 521
Now Buy at
HAY AND STRAW.
CORN AND OATS.
WHEAT AND SCREENING.
In fact I am going to keep all
kinds of feed. I thank my old
customers for past favors and
would like you to come back and
a good many new ones.
Best goods at lowest prices.
N. P. F. NELSON,
2025 4th Ave. New phone 6137.
lti ninunlon men being taken to the
depot under police guard. Several
non-union men were Injured and many
of the mob were injured and tamaf
of the mob were clubbed and arrested
by the police.
Aicnluat CnrryiuK Hlflra.
The city council last night passe. 1
a resolution directing the chief of po
lice to enforce the state statutes which
prohibit the carrying of rifles In the
streets by unauthorized persons.
President Shea of the Teamsters'
uuiou said that If the Employers'
Teaming association armed its drivers
with Winchesters he would do the
fame with union drivers. "If it is legal
for nonunion men to arm themselves,"
he said. "It certainly is not illegal for
us to do likewise."
Found a Fortune.
Fort Madison. Iowa. May 2. While
removing an old cistern wall from an
excavation. Contractor James J. Malley
discovered in the debris bag3 contain
ing $U.5o in gold. The cistern had
not been used for 40 years or more.