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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, jAPIUI., 20, 1900.
PROGRESS OF THE REVIVAL MEETINGS IN R.0C1. ISLAND
For months the ministers of Rock
Island, individually and hi their asso
ciation, have been laboring for the suc
cess of the revival that has now been
well begun. In three districts are three
evangelists preaching and praying
nightly, before large audiences and in
the respective portions of the city con-
the direction of D. L. Moody and was came to this country in 1SS2. When a
assigned to duty among the soloiers at
I'rmrhfK to ItrKhuent.
During his stay in the army, Mr. Toy
had the honor of preaching the word
of God to many of the regiments which
were sent to the front and was instrn
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blderable interest has bet-n awakened.
It was the intention that this should
Re the greatest revival that had been
conducted in Davenport, Rock Islam?
and Moline and the church workers for
weeks have beu, giving their attention
to that end. May 2 Dr. Biederwolf wib"
arrive and open the central hieetings
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REV. C. T. WHEELER,
k At Spencor Momorial C'huroli.
in the skating rink. He is now engaged
in Davenport and will remain there uu
til he is due in Rock Inland.
I)r. Dm id S. Toy.
In charge of the western diitrici
meetings is a man of unusual oratori
cal ability, coupled with a powerful
convincing styles of delivery which
has stamped him already one of the
it is almost impossible to quote a pas
sage with which he is not familiar
enough to tell the chapter and verse in
which it is found.
Convert I in llnltlmwre.
At the age of 2S he was converted in
Haiti more. Mil. The change in his
life was so marked that he felt Impell
ed to tell his story to others and in
this way began to lay a foundation for
a work; in J I is interests, which was
destined to become his life's task.
Soon after his conversion he became
coitnected with, the gfe"af "anS-famous
evangelist, D. L. Moody and assisted
him in his work for Jesus in Baltimore.
These meetings, the results of which
are now history, began October, . 1878
and continued until April of the next
In the year 1SSS he was ordained to
the ministry and was called to a pas
torate in Maryland and later to a New i
York City church, where he served un
til the outbreak of the Spanish- Amer
ican war. He was then chosen as one
of the evangelistic staff of the army
and navy Christian commission under
mental in turning many a soul to
At the close of the war Mr. Toy be
came associated with Dr. J. Wilbur
Chapman and has been engaged In the
evangelistic work with that eminent
evangelist all through the west. Later
he assisted in. the great summer tent
work which was hel l some years ago
in Philadelphia, preaching there for
four years. lie was since chosen by
the general . assembly as one of the
most successful Christian workers in
the country and was sent out to as
sist in the work throughout the states,
in which work he is at present engaged-
young man he was engaged In selling
dry goods in Belfast, Ireland, and one
April morning he came to work as us-1
ual, and as he stepped behind his?
counter, he was asked the following
question by his fellow clerk: "Frank,
would you like to become a Christian?' I
The question took the young man byj
surprise, but in that moment it seemed
to him that it came as a voice from
heaven, and he answered quickly:
"Yes, I would." This was the begin
ning of a life that was destined to be
consecrated to His service. The young
man who asked the question is now a
minister of the gospel in New Zealand.
I)on Work IHutMelf.
From that ime on he has carried on
a vigorous and aggressive campaign
for his Saviour, the most of his work
being along musical lines. After com
ing to this country he was engaged as
a salesman lor many years, always
keeping up the good work for God
whenever opportunity offered, and it
is a question with him today whether
he is as effective as a church worker
now as he was while behind a sales
In the year 1S9! he accepted a call
to become an evangelist and has been
engaged in this great work ever since.
He went through some pretty hard
campaigns in the west, during the times
when men were drifting like sheep
without a shepherd, and he was instru
mental in turning many a man who
had fallen, seemingly beyond redonii)
tion, to the Lord.
lr. '. T. Whevlt-r.
Dr. C. T. Wheeler, who has charge
of the meetings in the Spencer Mem
orial church, has been successful in
stirring his hearers. When asked as
to his life previous to entering his
present works he tells the following
"I was a young man employed in the
wholesale house of Marshall Field &
Co. of Chicago, having secured my po
sition through the help of Colonel
James A. Sexton, then postmaster of
Chicago, and General Joseph E. Stock
ton, of the Empire line. Mr. T. T. Tern-
pleton, one of the millionaire partners,
took a special interest in me, and I was
very successful, but I was infidel in be-
ief and wrong in my life, like so -many
young men far from home in the great
city. I drank some. 1 gambled some, I
murdered time in the billiard halls. I
hung out around the theatres. I did
about all the things done by such
Meetings Tonight. at 7:30:
Eastern district -Wheeler
and Christy at Spencer
Memorial church, Seventh avenue
and Forty-third street.
Hobson, and Davidson at Broad
way Presbyterian church, Sev-
.. enth avenue and Twenty-third
Toy and Dickson at Memorial
Christian church. Third avenue
and Fifteenth street.
Tomorrow Afternoon at 3:30.
At Edgewood Baptist church.
At First Methodist church.
Western district ,
At United Presbyterian church.
church work and the labors of saving. To have a deadly disease and noi be son, Clarence O. Hanson, William L.
AlrssiHtlrr II. DnvitlNou .
Alexander B. Davidson, who assists
as musical director and soloist in the
meetings of Rev. Tilman Hobson in
the Broadway Presbyterian church, was
first employed in handling leaf tobacco
in Louisville, Ky. Being a natural mu
siclan he belonged to several organiza
tions where his ability in this direction
was shown. His talents developed un
til he was called by Dr. J. Wilbur Chap
man to assist in evangelistic meetings
Since that time he has been engaged
in this work. He was a member of th
Kentucky delegation to the general
conference in Los Angeles, being the
youngest delegate in the convention.
The everyday cares and duties which
men call drudgery are the weights and
counterpoises of the clock of time, giv
Ins its pendulum a true vibration and
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SPENCER MEMORIAL CIIURCII.
Wh cr- tli EastyfTii Uisti iot Kvening M"-tint?s Alt' II. 1.1 Tliis W. . k.
. I. t'lirlsty.
With Dr. C. T. Wheeler at Spencer
Memorial church is W. P. Christy, an
evangelistic singer, whose talents are
well known in the three cities. He
was born in Mercer county, and when
he was a boy about 10 years of age his
parents moved to Moline. Later they
took up their residence in Davenport,
where the son grew to manhood. He
was for several years employed by W.
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young men, except one, i coui.i not,B wilev in the grocery business.
think -f my mother and tlvegI I Iovel ! wri)le a rosi,lt,nt of 4 Davenport Mr.
Christy sang in nearly all of the protes
tant churches of the city, and was a
member of various musical organiza
tions. For about nine years he sang in
the "Clover Loaf male quartet, com
posed of Messrs. Parmelee, Osborn,
Susemiehl and Christy.-
Mr. Christy received his musical ed
ucation at Northwestern university,
and while in Chicago sang in several
prominent churches, notable among
these being the Ravenswood Congrega
tional and the St. Mark's Episcopal at
Evanston, where he was tenor soloist
for two years. He will be remembered
by some of the Rock Island people as
a boy visiting his sister, Mrs. J. S. Mc-
Cord, when Dr. McCord was pastor of
the First Methodist church
REV. J. B. RITTTER,
President Ministerial Association.
and do that. Success in business, the
pleasures of the great city, did not sat
isfy .me, I became very unhappy, so
dissatisfied with my life, in fact, that,
one night of storm, I went out on the
pier with thoughts of suicide running
through my mind, I returned to my
room with a darkness of soul deeper
than that darkness of storm, far in the
Its minds a regular motion, and when
they cease to bang upon its wheels the
pendulum no longer swings, the bauds
no longer move, the clock stands still.
TELLING SERMONS BY
BY MANY LAST NIGHT
Broadway Presbyterian church was
well filled last evening and during the
testimony service preceding the ser
mon by Rev. Tilniau Hobson, over T.O
Itrv. Tilman IIobMou.
Rev. Tilman Hobson, -who conducts
the meetings of the central evangelis
tic district at Broad way, Presbyterian
church, was born in Pleasant' Plain,
Iowa, of Quaker parentage. His home
now is in Pasadena, Cal.' His' home
life was guarded and he was converted
when young. - At the age of 18 years he
commenced preaching and was sent that
year as a missionary among the refu
gees of Kansas under the administra
tion of Governor St. John. .
He is an orator of ability and is well
equipped for pulpit and platform work.
He bears a reputation of being a leader
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BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Whtrr the Centra! District Kvonirtr Meetings Are IIoM This Week.
men most fully able to cope with the
devil and the snares placed at every
available place to catch the feet of the
unwary. This man, Daniel S. Toy, was
not always a Christian and from tht?
fact that he was once outside of God's
circle, he is more able to recognize
the conditions that must be met in the
handling of sinners and bringing them
He was born in Pennsylvania and
hi3 early life was spent in mercantil-2
pursuits. He is most ably fitted for the
work which he has chosen and Is so
thoroughly familiar with the bible that
I' rank nickMon.
Associated with Rev. D. S. Toy in
the western district is Mr. Frank Dick
son, a musician of marked talent. He
has been assisting most ably in the
work cf salvation by means of his
beautiful solos and by leading the largo
chorus choir, which has responded so
freely to the call for singers for' the
meetings in the Memorial Christian
The success that has been attained
by the large number of voices Is large
ly due to his ability as a director.
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. MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Where the Western district Evening Meetings Are Held'This Week.
middle of the night I knelt by my bed
for the first time, and said, "God be
merciful to me a sinner.". Since that
hour any aspirations and achievements
Mr. Dickson was bora in Ireland and have been altogether different."
REV. W. S. MARQUIS,
Chairman Executive Committee.
of those in the congregation arose and
testified. The song service was con
ducted by Alexander Davidson, who
sang with great effect the famous
"Glory" song, and ' later the "King's
Business." Dr. Hobson presented a
brief statement of the plan of work
now being followed in the central dis
trict. The subject of his sermon was
"Temptations.". Many are the afflic
tions of the righteous, but the Lord
delivereth them out of them all." The
speaker showed by scriptural quota
tions that while all are tempted, the
righteous have the assistance of the
Lord in re.-isting temptation, while (hi
comfort and aid is withheld from the
ungodly. He pointed that Christianity
is the most reasonable of all things.
"By faith all things are accomplished.'"
said Dr. Hobson, and he added. "Per
sist, have faith, do your full duty
more than that man cannot do." Dr.
Hobson defined yielding to temptation
is sin. "Satan does not tempt his own,
they, are his already, but he seeks the
followers of the Lord, and tries to
reach them." said the evangelist, and
he advised his hearers to follow
Christ's example, and quote scripture
in answer to temptation, and to ask
assistance by prayer.
At the Memorial Christian church
Dr. D. S. Toy spoke on "The Lost
Lamb Saved." his text being. "For the
son of man. has come to seek and to
save that, which is lost." He briefly
told the Vtnrv nf Rarlimno hn KUnrl
of men and his path through life in this . Deggar whose sight was restored,
field of labor has been . marked with Speaking of the'sadness of the man's
success. His experiences as a pastor , affliction he said, "To- be physically
ahd evangelist are varied, as practi-! blind Is" sad indeed, but to be spiritu
cally his whole life has been given to ally blind is the saddest of afflictions.
aware of it is sid, but to be stricken Hanson, Curl Henry Hanson, Walter
of sin and not know it is even more Alix tl Hanson, and MelvJn L. Hanson
sad." j have an interest in the property dis-
"No man or woman can Know na- J posed of in the will dated Feb. 23, IUO.j,
ture until he knows nature's God," said 1 herein, and that they are minors and
Dr. Toy. Speaking of sudden corner-1 that they should have some discreet
sion, he pointed that no conversion j ami competent person to look after
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REV. TILMAN IIOIWlX,
I '.r.i.i.l u .1 y I "i -i 1 1 i.i ii i 1 1 1-
in !1k' lit'W les! ij ti i -ii L vv;ip
a stidiicn c(nctioii. II.
hearers to throw ofT ilic
cloak f pride and self iinlii. oii.-m-
ind bt com true Christian ihldnm.
'There are suinc peoj)!.' with -nougi!
pride on their bad s to sink m ini.i
the very depths of hell." In the course
of his sermon he nn nt iom d 1 !; relief
fund being subscribed lor tii San
Francisco sufferers, and said "If some
of the people of Rock Ishtnd u ho ;ire
able would shell out and send some of
tluir money to those. poor suffering
people on whom this awful disaster has
falleu, the outside world would have
better confidence in your religion." He
spoke of the gift of $ltni.Hio of John I).
Rockefeller as pitiably small, and a dis
;r-a .! Work.
The largest eiowd thai has yet at
tended a meeting in the eastern dis
trict was pit sent hist night at the
Spencer Memoiial chinch and heard
the Rev. Charles T. Who.-ler deliver
a powerful sernu.ii n the subject,
"The Greatest Work in the World." A
song service by the choir, led by W.
P. Christy was followed by a solo by
the singing evangelist. Mr. Chiisty.
who sang the beautiful song "Ninety
"The greatest work in the world."
said Mr. Wheeler, "is the winning of
souls to God. We should each one of
us do ail in our power to win as many
souls to everlasting life as possible,
for by the saving of others we are
really saving ourselves. This is the
work which fi'lcl the heart and mind
of Christ and if we wish to win ever
lasting life we must follow His precepts."
red that. G. A.
y of this court,
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Shallbert:. an adorn
!' appointed t iiatdian ad litem to look
,.tt. r their interests.
Est.oe of II it i Stehr. Report of
final !i.--i 1 ii.ut i n and receipts of heirs
and distributees tiled and approved
and administrator discharged and es
I'slale of Kiiy.al.eth Geiiillig. Bond
of .lames W. Kinioiison as executor in
the sum of $r,.u,iu liled and approved
and letters testamentary issued to him.
Estate of Mary .1. I'ursi. Proof of
tint ice to heirs of final report and set
tlement liled. Hearing on said final
report, and .SLtlkaieni and same ap-
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
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Rock Island county court, Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
Instate of Martha Si landward. Ke-
REV. If. W. REED,
e timv I -i . .--iii. 1.1 Ministerial AnKoela-li'.n.
proved. Report of heirship exhibited
and ord. t .f distribution entered ac
cording to said proof.
Real Estate Transfers.
; (". litmi, r ei al to O. L. Brun
y see. jt;, ::w,' $1,200.
Ni wcoml) ii Richard Suntken,
REV. D. S. TOY.
At Memorial Christian ChnreJi.
port of sale of real c "ate to pay debts
filed and approved and order for deed.
Estate of Albertina Hanson. It ap
pears Agnes A. Hanson, Lillian Han
on, Daisy D. Hanson, Earl A. Han-
lot 12. block 1, Heaicy's Third add., Mo
Jahn T. Campbell to Elias IJ. Wood,
lots IS. 1, 20. and 21. John T. Camp
bcir arid., South Rock Island, $oo.