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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY!. t OCTOBER .'25. M907.
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Yf MFGr DELEGATES CHOOSE"
x OFFICERS FOR THE "CONVENTION
C. E. Legg, of Pontiac, .Is Made
Presldsrtof Session by
- "Election This Morning.
INSTITUTES ARE HELD
Ned of Great Patriotism in Solving
fi j Present Day Problems Theme
' i of Hon. S. R. Van Sant.
fChe convention proper of the Illinoio
1. C. A. peued this morning at 0 !
o'clock at Jh,e First -Methodist churcli
with nearly 300 delegates from all
parts of the state present. Simple but
neat decorations adorn the auditorium,
si-rays of autumn leaves being hung
over the chandeliers and about the
The meeting was called to order bv
Frank Nay of Chicago, president pro
ttnj, ami the report of the nominating
committee was rend, announcing th?
fi.Jlowing officers: :
President C. K. Legg, Pontiac.
1 First vice president F,' 11. Hurt, Ch'-
t jrfecoud vies-; prr-fcldent M. G. Van
ttyiird -Tice; ine.tldent A S. Hal!.
Elgin. ' .
fourth 'vice' prenldent J.:II. Jlau
i rg, Moline. - '
'"Filth vice prosblent Hon. S. It. Van
Sidrt, Minneapolis-.. ,
: 'retarisH.' L; Markeil "of ' Mat
tSiori. and II. R.. Parmer.
1 econif' Vice President F. ii. Burt.
Hi. the absence of. President L-'gg, tcxi
chair'as chainuan of the first ses
sion of the permanent convention. He
a Idressed a few words ' to the ' de!e
g itesN urging the necessary enthusi
a. in and introduced S."T). Gordon of
C eveland, Ohio, as the first h1)Mke"
r. Cordon, who is well known to Illi
n )is V. M. C. A. workers, though an
Chlo citizen, was greeted with enthus
1: Ef ic applause as he took the plat
form. ,. 4 '
, lark K. Legg. president of the Pon
tile Y. M. C. A. and representing that
littftitutlon. chosen president of the con
yjftion, is a native of West Virginia.
aaa came to lllmois wrttn lis .parents
tjjisr.fi. j Under.ats admiltratiori as
what he longs to. ' An open life, an
open hand, open upward, is the pipe
line ,o communication between--the
heart of Gi(l.alid this poor befools J
old world." V
Mr. Gordon closed with a story of
the beginning o Rev: Mr. Moody5
work in London -upon his visiting in
that city from Chicago and showed i"
this connection the result of prayer.b.7
a ik invalid woman member of the
Mr. Gordon delivered a second ad
dress this afternoon, a theme of the
series of "Quiet Talks," "Why the Re
Fults Fail." i
On Social Work.
Walter M. Wood of Chicago followed
Mr. Gordon with an institute on social
work. Mr. -Wood gave a brief outline
of the beginnings aiid development of
social work among Young Men'j
IiiMlltutr on lliiilillnuN.
Following the address this afternoon
Ly S. D. CJordoii, an institute on asso
ciation buildings was conducted by
State Secretary I. E. Brown of Chi
cago. .Mr. Urown divider! his tonic
into six divisions, dealing with a his
torical sketch,, the different types of
buildings, the necessary features of Y
M. C. A. buildings, the canvass for the
funds necessary, the process of bulgi
ng, and finally; 'the care of the buifd-
ing when completed. Each of the snh-J
jects was exhaustively treated, end the
institute brought out forcibly the reJa-J
t ion: .of the Y. M. C. A. home to Y. M,
C. A. work.
i t . irow1h 1st Shin.
In his historical sketch Mr. Brown
shewed the grow th of association 'work
as indicated by the increase in - the
number of buildings and. : the invesU
ment involved. .. The first Illinois build
ia was erectetl at Chicago,' and com
pleted Sept. 29,.1SC7 It cost $190,000.
In the first decaJe' after that time 2fi
buildings were erected at a cost of
$2.1C9,000; iiv th.. Sjecond period of 10
years 74 buildiugy Ttete constructed, at
a cost of $2,279,785; in the third 31
inentjn-th. YJ M. C.-Ai of Illinois.
presided - during the evening and in
troduced the speaker. B. M. Rice of
Chicago led the music during th.-i
evening. . .
Mrt Van Sant, before commencing his
address proper, dealt in reminiscences
ff the early days in Rock Island. Hi
spoke feelingly of the Methodist church
here: It was the religious home of his
ather and mother for many years. Ha
paid a glowing tribute to Methodism in
eneraf, saying that he had the blood
of 150 years of Methodism running
through his veins, and that he had re
cently stood by the graves of his an
cestors, who more than a century ago
bowed at Methodist altars. "My fath
er, said he, "when young left his east
ern home, and turning his face toward
the setting sun, after a long and tedious
journey, pitched his tent at Rock Is-
tflsiden of the Pontiac l
frt new ! building, costing $42,000, has
ihft occupied less than two years.
fyto years ago at the Uloomington con-
v?9 UonLc. JLegS-was-fciecled .aa-a. maw,.
s-nct-dGne-valuable- service on railroad
and cHy department subcommittees:
.. Mr. , Gordon, topk for his !subjecr
"Prayer the Greatest Outlet of Power,,;
a. tbeme. treated in his, work, "Quiet
Talks on Prayer." The substance oft
his address was as follows:
ii vic la uue unci in nie power or
life, the Holy Spirit. There are five
outlets .of power, five avenues through
which this One within shows Himself
and reveals His power. First: through
the life, what the person is. Simply
what he is will show as one of the
outlets "of . power. Second: through
the lips, what one says. If one is in
touch with God His fire burns whether
the tongue 6tammer or has good con
trol of Its powers. Third:, through
one's i service, what- he does. ' One's
best may -not be the best of others,
but if it be his own best it will bring
a.-harvest. Fourth: through, one's
money, what is not kept, but what is
lcoseued out for God. The face value
of this money is not the consideration,
but Its sacrifice- value. Fifth, and the
greatest,' the -outlet tif prayer.
'The greatest thing anyone can dd
fcr God and for man is to pray. It i:,
irdt the only thing.. But it is the chief
tl ing. A correct balancing of the pos
sible powers one. may exert puts it
first. For if a mart is to pray right,
he must first be right in his motives
and his life.. And if a man be right
and put the practice of praying iu its
right place, then his serving and giv
irg -and speaking will.be fairly fra
grant and with the presence of God.
In Spret Service.
"The great people' of today are those
who pray, not those who talk about
p -ayer; nor those who say they ' be
ll ;ve in prayer, nor those who explain
a'lout prayer; but those people, who
tke time' and'jiray. It is wholly -.i
secret service. One does not know
w ho- these - people . are,, though, some
times shrewd guesses are made. With
d ie reverence, bnt very plainly, let it
b-) saW , that .God can do nothing for
tl 4 man with shut hand and shut lif J.
Tiere must be an open band and heart
and life through which God can giv3
1111,111 1 -' n III1IWWI J',l.'IWa-iij-pgMMUMi
L. L. Mc DONALD,
Assistant Stat- S'-cri-tary, I'romlnent in
buildings represented an expenditure
of $12,052,147, and in the period bi
tween 1897 and 190C 3!)S buildings
were added to the number, at a cost
of $10,000,075, making the present
number of buildings in the state 589
with a value now of $34,132,215. Mr
Brown also showeif under this heal
the growth of the idea of buildings
from the hall to the molern and weN
equipped structures common in Illi
nois, and of the type represented by
the local institution.
Many .UilTrrrnt TyueH.
Mr. Brown dwelt extensively on the
15 jor more different types, including
those best adapted to metropolitan
centers, large city associations, small
cities, towns-and villages, suburban
associations, metropolitan railroad as
sociations, mc average railroad asso
ciation," the university buildings, col
lege associations and the association
houses such as those at the University
of Illinois and Northwestern univer
sity, boys' quarters, state buildings
and industrial, army and navy asso
He showed the features of - the
building necessary for the administra
tion of the association affairs, to brin$
in a revenue, for the nrosecution' o
work in the physical department, for
social life and for educational, relig
ious and boys' work. . ,
His discussion of the work of seem
ing, funds, carrying out the building
operations, and caring for the building
when completed, was very complete
and showed in detail the various step:
to be taken.
For Visiting Nurse.
- The Argus will be lad to receive
contributions or subscriptions look
ing toward the establishment of a
fund to provide for a. visiting nurse
in Rock Island, the plan being to
Becure one. for six montbs with the
object, if the undertaking meets with
popular approval, of making the of
fice permanent. ' Credit will be given
for all cash or pledges received, and
the same will be turned over in due
season to a visiting nurse's associa
tion which it is proposed to form. ..
OI'EXIXG AI)IJIti;SS OP SESSION.
S. H. Van Snnt, Former Governor of Min
aeota, I fce Sprakrr. .
The opening address of the convea
tion was , delivered last evening by
Hon. S. R. Van Sant, former governo
cf Minnesota, hi subject being "Twen
tieth Century Patriotism." Mr. Van
Sant gave the address before a larg
audience at the First Methodist
cnurcn. , uis tneme was that th
American people are drifting into
wholesale violation of the laws they
themselves make, and that to deal
with the rjroblems.of today 'require
a greaterand truer patriotism tha
that which was necessary to win vie
itory in the revolutionary war, and to
keep the union ' together in the civi
war.- ... . - - -. .- -
of bad thoughts; but rather teaches th- lie. The 20th century demands 20th
contrary. It goes upon the theory tha;
no temple can be too well fitted up for
the soul." But most of all the assoc
iation appeals to him. because it has
done more to break down the barriers
which had for so many years kept
christians apart, than any other agency
in existence. "No longer those bitter
sectarian controversies. Thank God
and the Y. M. C. A. they are only mem
ories and all churches now stand on a
common platform. The Y. M. C. A. is
also a patriotic organization aud its
members christian citizens. In my
judgment the christian citizen is the
highest type of man and it should b.;
proclaimed from pulpit that the man
who leads a moral upright life, gets a
rich reward there. If every man worn
a christian and guMed by the teach
ings of the (lowly Nazarene our wrirk
"The patriotism of the 18th century
won our liberty and gave us the natiou.
It was a severe test that the fathers
had to face. It was war against thcr
English cousins. They not only bad t-
fight the British, and the Tesslans, but
the Tories as well. But they were suc
cessful and we' were a free, people. For
nearly 100 years we tasted and enjov
ed the sweets of liberty.
Thin be llnrdOMt Tent.
"The 19th century not only brought
its blessings, but its sorrows. A great
evil cursed the land, aud great danger
threatened the republic. It had to n;
determined whether the union could
survive, whether the fathers fought in
vain or not. . The 19th century patriot
ism was equals to tha task. It was a
severe test, it was orotner against
houses, jails and." prisons would fce.lbrother, father against son. Lincoln,
lie. Our brothers fought against their
brothers to save the union, but now
20th century patriotism demands tbat
we fight against ourselves. The ques
tion is after conquering every one else
can we conquer ourselves; or in other
words, can we save ourselves from our
selves." Mr. Van Sant called attention to the
dangers, claiming that they were not
from without but from within, and
most of them resulted from disobedi
ence of the law. He claimed that tha
20th century patriotism must see that
the law is supreme and that every cor
poration however powerful shall obey
its mandates. He argued If this is not
done .we must soon lose our industrial
freedom, and it will not be long then
unti we lose our political liberty, and
the republic will totter to its fall.
IlooKevrlt Man of Hour.
"Is it not time to call a halt?" !ie
R. E. IIIERONYMUS,
! . HreSident Eurt-ktv College, Ono of the
.jf-y'-t ' ' -'. Speakers. V
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PHONE MEN MEET
Union Electric Company Con
sidering Installation of Auto
matic System Here. .
NO DECISION IS REACHED
Extension of Service, New Franchises,
and Other Matters are Discuss- .'
ed by Officers.,
A meeting of the. directors of th3
Union Electric Telephone & Telegrapi
company wks held today at; the officii
here, and extensiveimprovements and
extensions of the service were consld-. -ered,
but no decisions reached.. Pre v
dent George B. Stucker of Harrisburg. .
Captain J. WJ,, Morrison and, James
Russ, directors; are in the city for the '
meeting. Captain" Morrison is assis
tant banking commissioner of Penu-'' '
Proponed w SyHlrm.
' The company, in connection wUh
other improvements, is considering thi ,.
installation of an automatic exchange
system, fucIi as is in operation at C -lumbus,
Ohio, and Sioux City, lowi.'
and other places. This system doit
away with the central operation, th,
exchanges being made by means of an
automatic apparatus set in operatic?,
by a dial .manipulated .by... the sub
scribec. . " ' ' " - v
' The company is al.o planning, bi;
extensions In the service, and bad ui-
der discussion this morning some of
the proposed franchises for which the
company'has applied-in -the county.-
Pn-fUli-nt of Convention.
W. M. WOOD,
Of Chk-ago, Who Conducted an Insti
land on the banks of the Father of
Waters. For C5 years he lived in sight
of this glorious stream, seeing the west
become . mighty, and gave a helpin
hand to make Mvthodisui what it is. In
the feebleness of age some one asked
him if life with its infirmities was still
desirable, and his reply was, 'Oh, yes; 1
want to live as long as I can see the
Mississippi flowing by my door and
can read Dr. Buckley's Advocate.' We
were mostly brought up on Advocates.
Methodism bad a small beginning,
bur It had a missTon;
t "Fifljmalism;' infidelity drunkenness
uivery nan rasienen tneweives niton
the English nation. Faith seemed to
have died out;' but "Hope is not gone;' a
leader is needed. The oft repeated i
UjlBS-..b'Jl?Wei).!t:..Ilaly, needed ..A .mm
emint to- rhe'orvaslonSnvnrT.'rrritfi'cTrrno.
Germany was ilesoairinir Martin Iuth-I
er was at hand. John Wesley, educated,
brave, devout, anoeared. U was a
lrunken-.age j" he preached tem'petance.
It was a flave-holding1 age; England"
was making immense profit from the
traffic in human flesh; he branded lav
ery as the 'sum of all villainies," and
helped to set in motion those forces
which finally pulled down the pillars
which supported the crime and caused
it to totter and fall. He preached the
same gospel to the prisoners in New
gate as to the nobility; to the sooty-
faced miners as to the rich and proud
llnti Hani Struggle.
"Meftiodism crossed the stormy sea,
It worked its way over mountains and
rivers and built' its churches and col
leges in the new world. In the world-
renowned Abbey in London whete
England garners up her great, en a
tablet set up in honor of the Wesleys,
among other of . their sayings is this
God buries His workmen,' but carries
on His work.' Surely the Eternal King
has put hi3 seal of approval on Metho
dism. It has carried the words of
peace' and life to all races and condi
tions of men and rung the bells of hope
in every clime. Its missionaries are
found today in the rice fields of Japan
and. China and upon the sun-scorched
plains of India. They have picked
their way through jungle and forest to
the innermost recesses of the dark con
tlnent:. W,herever man is found there
have gone these missionaries of the
cross, and with the messages of faith
and songs of love have turned th i
faces of benighted men and women-to
ward, hope and God.
I'rouilrr of Y. M. C. A
'I desire to say too that while I b
Iieve in Methodism and am proud of
Its achievements I am still prouder of
Christianity as taught by the Young
Men's Christian association. Chris
tianity is the most potent influence in
the world. There are strong govern
ments-: great standng armies and
mighty navies, but all must, acknowl
edge the sovereignty of the price . f
peace. Mighty nations have flourished
and fallen since the Savior's birth,, but
His rule is over a constantly widening
dominion and during the lapse of eeii
turies it is stronger than ever before.
Roman philosophy, taught men how to
die but did not teach them how to live.
Every heart beats truer, every song ii
more joyful, because 6f the glad tiding
brought us by the Son of David.""
In Binding Tie.
The speaker next spoke of the great
work being done by the Y. M. C. A.
and gave many reasons why it appeal
ed to him.. One reason was because
it is' composed largely of young men,
and its aim is to prepare men to meet
the world as they find It. "The Y.' M.
C. A. puts emphasis on a strong phys
ique; believes in muscle as weel as
empty. We would then have a most
splendid citizenship and a model state.
In order, however, to perpetuate th
state, there must be patriotism of the
llnve XfB 1'roltlrniH.
"Every century brings its problems
to solve. Just now a crisis unlike any
other threatens the life of the repub-
our great leader, had said that this na
tion could not. long survive half slave
and half free. When the "Boys in
Blue" laid down their arms, it was,
thanks to God Almighty and the Grand
Army of the Republic, all frae and wi.l
remain free forever. 2Hth century pat
riotism will b? put to the severest tet
of all. Our fathers fought agaiu&t the
mother country to establish the repu'i-
asked and continuing said. "Personally
I have no fear of the result. A free
people with such a history as ours w-iil
not long pubmit to the tyranny of its
creatures. We have a Wader to follow.
The man of the hour is Theodore
Roosevelt. Be not deceived by the cr
of his enemies that business will suf
fer ami a panic fo'lovv. Always the
civ of the law breaker.
"What a change, my countrymen. A
few yeara ago, western -populists weve.
the calamity howlers, now it.is,.tlje
Wall street broker and jobber who d.;-,
clare that th.e country, is going to the
demnition bow wows, because they ca.i
no longer ' dispose of their 'watered
stock to the public. Wall street is n.
longer the country's business barom
eter. It is the American farmer.
"Do not be alarmed, our leader is
not. Let me quote from his KeokuK
speech: 'If a man does well, if he ac
honestl he has nothing to fear from
this administration. But so far as :n
(Continued on rage Eight.)
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our Men's and Young Men's Suit and Overcoats
has been widespread throughout the city and
surrounding . country. ..; A satisfied customer is
always willing to put a friend next to a good thing.
We Have a Great Many Good Things
mimmwim ; .
i tirain and scorns tne idea tnat a weM
Frank Nay of.jChicago, who is prom-'-developed body is . the breeding placV
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In' Suits and
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For : each and every man according to his
fancy. i That's jfie policy ip vogue JiereJ
'V There, is class in every curve of
our new Fall Styles that is not ' ,
! seen in any other line.
As the blacksmith strikes
when the iron is hot, so the wise 1
buyer will make, his selection ;
while the season is young aridt
... stocks, comparatively unbroken.