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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
.MONDAY. JANUARY 6. 1908.
Large Congregations at Revi
val Opened by Rev. Martin
at Christian Church.
POWERFUL SERMONS HEARD
Dozen Express Intention of Uniting
With Church as Result of First
Gospel meetings to continue through
the montlrof .lai.aary were begun yes
terday at the Memorial Christian
church, conducted by Evangelist S. T.
Martin and J. II. Davis. The services
began with a decision day in the Sun
day school, when- six decided for Christ.
Four others in the Junior association
and two at night also signified their
intentions of leading a Christian life.
The congregations were large all
day. Prof. Davis led the music, with
a fine chorus of about 40 voices. He
proved himself a most enthusiastic and
inspiring leader. Evangelist Martin
attended six meetings yesterday, speak
ing in all of tlu.ni. He preached in the
morning on "The Church for the
Times." In the evening on "The Book
of Heaven." Both sermons were well
reci-ived, and called out. many expres
sions of I lie pleasure and profit receiv
ed. Mr. Martin spoke on the iniiort
ance of going 10 the new testament fo;
a "moving picture" of t:ie apostolic
hurcli in every community in thii
world its doctrines, i:s ordinances ami
He declared these to be the outstand
irig characteristics of the early church,
which must be restored everywhere.
I rKfit l.o.i n 1 1. v (o llil.le.
He urged unswerving loyalty to the
bible as the word of God. No tie:;! rue
live criticism, no new theologies, no
humaiii philosophies, no fads and fan
cies of fallible in: n can replace the
eternal word. He said absoluie fidelity
to the Saviour's program of Christian
unity was necessary, for a divided
church is n defeated church, a church
united is a church triumphant. He
spoke of social fellowship ah:! service
and brotherhood, where all is common
ar.:l where all hold all in common for
the common good. There are no classes
and: cliques in the church, but warmth
friendliness, helpfulness, mercy and
ministry. Xo lodge is kinder than the
Mr. Martin insisted upon the de
niand for personal righteousness on
the part of the members. Christians in
name must be Christians in deed and
in truth. "The quality is put in be
fore the name Is put on." "If the fol
lowers of Christ would live for just one
day as Jesus lived, the world would
be converted before the sun went
down." He said all men must believe
something strongly, and stand by these
convictions. "Backbone" is the de
mand everywhere. In all reforms
temperance and other the church
member must stand for absolute right.
"Whether it be right in the sight of
God" this is the only question. "Is
it popular? Will it hurt business?
Will it get me into trouble?" These
are the coward's questions.
Cliurcli 1.1 fr Snvtnjj Corp.
The church must be a "life saving
corps." It exists, primarily, for no
tni a avi
Rock Island. III.
We have stated in times past
"this store grew out of the
needs of the present day," but
the wonder is that perhaps you
have not as yet become trans
fixed with the true savor of our
In our business we find qual
ity to be an investment that
never fails. It is the music of
the harp which plays to the
tune of progressiveness and an
ever increasing patronage.
And sometime you may de
rive inexpressible satisfaction
from our devotion to this prin
ciple. 170? 2f AVI
Rock Island. III.
16215 2d Ave
other purpose than to save men. All
plans, all organizations, all efforts, all
activities must be aimed- at this one
thing "to seek and to save the lost.",
.It was a strong and stirring sermon.
It struck the keynote of the revival. It
was a trumpet blast calling the church
to noble living, to mighty determina
tion to be and do things for Christ and
Tonight's subject is "How to Have
a Revival," and the topics for the rest
of the week are:
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m. "Watch."
Wednesday, 3 p. m. "A Starless
Wednesday, 7;30' p. m. "First
Thursday, 3 p. m. "God's Forgive
ness and Ours."
Thursday. 7:30 p. m. "Workers,
Jerkers and Shirkers."
Friday. 3 p. m. "How to Treat an
Friday, 7:30 p. m. "The Greatest
Man That Ever Lived."
IN THE CHURCHES
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
music committees will meet this even
ing at 7:30 in the church.
The bible study class will meet to
morrow evening at 7:30 m the church.
Wednesday evening prayer service
will be followed by a meeting of the
Sunday school teachers.
Thursday afternoon the Ladies' Aid
society will meet with Mrs. W. O.
BaitK o2l Fourth avenue. Moline.
Thursday evening at 7:30 the Young
Men's, class will meet at the church at
7:30 and will later be entertained by
the young ladies of the church at the
home of Miss Blanch Stevenson, S20
Friday the second quarterly confer
ence win ne neiu at. tne cnurcit at
7:30. All members are urged to be
present. Choir rehearsal will be held
Friday evening also.
Broadway Presbyterian. The week
of prayer will be observed every night
this week with the exception of Satur
Ruth's Mission band will meet Wed
nesday afternoon with Mrs. L. A.
Schmidt, S3!) Twenty-third street.
Grace Lutheran. The Acme society
will meet this evening with Miss Olga
Swanson, 520 Fifth avenue, Moline.
Prayer service will be held Wednes
day evening in the church.
United Presbyterian. The week of
prayer win be observed every evening
except Saturday evening.
The Ladies' Sewing society wilLmeet
Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
R. R. Reddig, 1517 Ninth avenue.
Central Presbyterian. The week of
prayer will be observed every evening
at 7:30 with the exception of Satur
Wednesday evening at S:30 the trus
tees of the church will meet in the
First Baptist. Prayer services will
be held in the church every evening
this week except Saturday.
The trustees will meet tonight fol
lowing the prayer service.
The Ladies' Aid society will hold its
annual meeting in the church parlors
First Methodist. The second quar
terly conference will be held this even
ing at 7:30 in the pastor's study. t.
The Woman's Home Missionary cir
cle will meet with Mrs. E. D. Sweeney
S1fi Twentieth street, this evening at
Wednesday evening prayer service
will be followed by a meeting of the
Sunday school teachers.
Friday evening the choir will meet
First Swedish Lutheran. Prayer ser
vices will be held every evening this
week with the exception of Saturday
Wednesday evening after prayer ser
vice the Sunday school teachers will
Mmorial Christian. Revival services
will continue every evening this weeli
Christian Science. The weekly tea
timonial meeting will be held iti the
cnurch Wednesday evening at 7:30.
AIDS RELEASED PRISONERS
Superintendent of Central Howard As
F. Emory Lyonv superintendent of
the Central Howard association, which
has for its mission the extending of
aid to released prisoners in securin
employment, spoke yesterday mornin
in the interests of his organization at
the Broadway Presbyterian church
and in the evening at the First Meth
odist. The association's headquarters
are in Chicago, though there are
branches at Columbus, Ohio Minne
apolis, Louisville, Des Moines and
Grand Rapids. The total number of
released prisoners' who secured wort
through the association in 1907 was
S21 and the records show that 82 per
cent of these were successful in fin
ishing their paroles. The association
is trying to secure sufficient help to
enaUle it to double its work during
Mystic Workers, Rock Island lodge,
No. 25, will hereafter hold meetings
in Maccabee's hall the first Monday
of each month. First meeting will be
held Jan. C.
JOSEPH GROTEGUT, Pres.
LILLIAN B. DAVIS, Secy.
IF H. II. SOGERS SHOULD EVER GET "HIS" "HANDED TO HIM;
VHAT.THENi THIS? MAYBE..
WEEK OF PRAYER OB
SERVED IN CHURCHES
Services to Be Held Every Evening
Except Saturday Topics at Swe
dish Lutheran and Broadway.
This being the week of grayer, ser
ices will be held in many of the
churches every evening with the ex
ception of Saturday. The services
will be conducted by the pastors of the
various churches, with the exception
of Broadway Presbyterian church.
where the services will be in charge
of the different organizations. Monday
evening the topic will be "Things Un
seen and Eternal." in charge of the
Ladies' Aid society; Tuesday, "The
Triumphs of Faith," in charge of Sun
day school; Wednesday, "The Church
MadeTruly Glorious," in charge of the
session; -Thursday, ""'Missions, Home
and Foreign" the Woman's Mission
ary society and Ruth's band; Friday
evening. Intemperance, the Master
Social Curse," the Young People's as
sociation. At the First Swedish Lutheran
church the topics for the week are:
Monday. "The First Christian Church
in Jerusalem;" Tuesday, "Our Own
Congregation;" Wednesday, "Our
Home Missiqns;" Thursday, "Our For
eign Missions;" Friday, "Our Relation
with the Christian Church at Large."
I'nlr touielit nuil Tnelu; nliulilly
cooler tonight with the lament temper
ature nhout 20 or 25 decrees.
.1. M. SIHCIUKK, Local I "orec.iMter.
Temporatnre at 7 n. m., 2N; nt 3:30
p. m., 46. Maximum temperature in
hint 24 hour 30, inliirmuiu 27. Ve
locity of wind nt 7 a. in., 0 milen per
hour. Stater of water 1.(1 fret, a fall
of .3 foot in last 4 hours. Precipi
Ian. 6 In history.
173!) David Dale, philanthropist and ma
ternal grandfather of Hubert Dale
Owen, born; died 1806.
1811 Charles Sumner. Massachusetts sen
ator and statesman, born In Boston;
died In Washington 1S74. Sumner acted
as a eon'U!ntlal adviser of President
Lincoln and from 1S61 to 1S70 served as
chairman of the committee oji foreign
1840 Mme. D'Arblay (Frances Burney),
popular English novelist, died.
1S91 Dr. Clinton Cavendish. Kng'.lsh ex
plorer, died at San Antonio, Tex.; born
1900 Main Boer attack on the British
lines at Ladysmilh; heavy fighting
Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.
Sun sets, 4:44; rises, 7:21. Moon sets,
8:13 p. m. Moon's age, 3 days.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Me to-Jones for a cheap stove.
v For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's
$? for 50 cents in Young & Mc
Combs great clearance sale.
Attend the Naval Reserves' dance to
morrow night at Armory hall.
Smokers appreciate the quality value
of Lewis! Single Binder cigar.
Attend the Naval Reserves' dance to
morrow nttrht at A rmnru linll
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at vuuseuiu-, uavenpoi i, luuigut,
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Jack makes fun at tha Cnlispnm TVi
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venport every evening this week.
Do lars are doing double duty at the
genuine clearing saie atneube s.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 131 G Third avenue.
The Aiken Street Sewing society will
meet with Mrs. William Wagstaff at
T2 Fifteenth street Wednesday after
noon. Our January clearing sale is break
ing all records. Young & McCombs.
Sweet. Florida oranges. 10 cents per
dozen at Tom Moore's, 7o'o Seventeenth
Dollars do double duty in our great
January clearance sale. Young & Mc
Combs. The Bethany Home Sewing society
will meet tomorow afternoon at the
Sweet Florida oranges. 10 cents per
dozen at Tom Moore's, 700 Seventeenth
Watch for our advertisements and I
read our big bill. Young & Mc-
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
Dining car coffee is sold strictly on
its merits. Tom Moore, 7u0 Seven
Don't shiver yourself into sickness
take your small change to Jones and
get a stove.
Dining car coffee is sold strictly on
its merits. Tom Moore, 700 Seven
teenth street. ,
A decisive January Clearing Sale is
in full force at McCabe's
to find out all about It.
Bargains, such spicy bargains, mon
ey savers, in every department. Read
the big bill. Young & McCombs
The clearing sale prices on furs at
McCabe's will still farther emphasize
the fame of this great fur stock
Our $3 ladies' coats on- sale second
floor, the greatest value for the money
ever offered. Young & McCombs
For a good, wholesome, cheap break
fast, always buy Mrs. Austin's pancake
flour. Your grocer has a fresh supply
Prices of all living increased, the
only exception Mrs. Austin's pancake
flour. Same old price at all best gro
The price reasons in McCabe's clear
ing sale is drawing a big crowd. If
you are interested you should act
Note the reduction of 20 to 50 per
cent on many choice articles in Mc
Cabe's great jewelry stock for the Jan
This is the proper time to buy a 50
IKJund can of pure lard at wholesale
price at the new meat market in the
The O. E. S. Sewing society will
meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. W. W. Bowlby,
1704 Fifth avenue.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 78C-K.
The fresh meat department of the
Seventeenth Street Cash Store (Man
CKer mulcting) is proving a success;
good meat, at greatly reduced prices,
is what the people want.
If you've read the big advertisement
of McCabe's January clearing sale
you'll surely drop in and see for your
self if all
those gTeat bargains s are
really on sale
no doubt of it,
The fresh meat buyers of the city
are showing appreciation of the efforts
of the Seventeenth Street Cash store
to give them good meat at popular pri
ces; the trade is growing daily.
The Woman s Missionary social un-
ion will hold Its annual prayer meet
ling at the Memorial Christian church
I Wednesday, afternoon, at 3. Mrs. J.
t T .,, . . A, , .. .
L. Vance will lead the devotionals
M. J. Siebrandts desires the an-
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nouncement made that the reward of
$10 which h$ offered some time since
in connection with his plan for a "home
for the homeless" ha been withdrawn.
The government has finally accepted
and taken over the new Twenty-fourth
street bridge and Commandant F. E.
CANAL IS ACCEPTED
War Department Approves of
Wheeler in Charge.
SOME WORK YET TO BE DONE
Sum of $75,000 Set Aside for the First
, Half Year for Completion
L. L. Wheeler, had of the United
States engineer corps at Sterling, has
received word that the Hennepin
canal has been finally accepted by tyie
government and that he has been se
lected to have permanent charge of
the waterway. The sum of $75,000
has been set apart for the first six
months. There are some 200 men em
ployed on the - canal as lock and
bridge tenders, etc.
W7hile the work of construction of
the canal proper is finished and the
waterway will be ready for operation
ir the spring as soon as the ice is
gone, there is still considerable work
to do. There are 21 houses to be
erected for residence of tfe tenders
at the various locks. There Is piling
to be driven at the locks and there
is still considerable work to be done
in finishing the riprapping along the
main line of the canal. To do this,
there is a fund of about $175,000 avail
able from the appropriation made for
Neril Annllirr Appropriation,
In the matter of the lock in the dam
in Rock river at Sterling there wiil
have to be another appropriation.
This matter is in the hands of Con
IIo,,us f Hie Rock Island aresenal
s(ates tat the contractors will do no
more work. The government will
build a guard house at "the Rock Island
William Duggleby, formerly of Da
venport, Iowa, a most competent meat
cutter, has taken a position with the
Seventeenth Street Cash store. (Man
cker building.) and will have charere of
the meat denartment. He has moved
his family to the city and would be
Irlvci.l tn coo Hio T? 1- TcTqtiH frionitc
at his new place of employment.
The First Swedish Lutheran church
hp o iccntwl a nlin rh nn nor
called "The Church Missionary."
It is issued bv the Ladies' Aid society
and will appear monthly. Rev. S. G
Hagglund Is the editor and Miss Millie
John soil' assistant editor. Laurence
Swanson is the business manager. The
publication is neatly gotten up and
contains all church news.
JOHN L. JENNINGS IS DEAD
Henry County Giant Passes Away at
Home Near Cambridge.
John L. Jennings, the Henry county
I giant, died this morning at his home
on a farm near Cambridge. He
weighed about 450 pounds and was C
feet 2 inches in height. Mr. Jennings
was well known in Rock Island, hav
ing formerly .visited this city quite
frequently. He was about 45 years of
Move About" a Little. '
There is something impressive in tbe
story of a lifetime of jtersistent toil.
But there Is another point of viesv
which deserves respect. The gadabout
may be a useless member of society,
but the stay at home is likely to be &
narrow one. We find ourselves on this
little planet, with Its oceans and moun
tains and mighty rivers and wide prai
ries. We know not whence we came
nor if we shall ever pass this way
again. Surely we may do our task bel
ter In our own appointed place If Ave
look about the world, feed our minds
with the glories of nature-and discov
er how men and women before-ua have
lived their lives and embodied their as
pirations in the great arts of building
and painting and sculpture. Tbe wheat-
field and the ledger and the cooking
stove are facts of human life, but so
are the Cologne cathedral, the Shstine
Madonna, the Canadian Rockies and
the valley of the Yellowstone. Youth's
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Rock Island National
bank of Rock Island, 111., will be held
at their banking house on Tuesday,
Jan. 14, 1908. at 3:30 o'clock d. m for
the election of directors and the trans-
action 6f such other business as may
properly come before them.
H. E. CASTEEL, President
II. B, Simmon, Cashier.
Beer That li Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
I the Davenport Malting company's pale
Delivered anywhere in Rock
Both phones 1C9,
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. Druggists refund money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signatur3
jg on each box. 25 cents
Why Suffer from Rheumatism?
Do you know that rheumatic pains
can be relieved? If you doubt this
fact just try one application of Cham
berlain's Pain Balm. It will make
rest and sleep possible, and that.cer
tainly means a great deal to any one
afflicted with rheaumatiinn. For tale
by all druggists.
news all , the time THE
Oct rid of all those little pesky bills you owe, here and there. To
be sure, any one of them doesn't amount to much, but add 'em all
up, and you'll find, perhaps, it's more' than you can conveniently pay
Don't let that worry you and don't have so many creditors hanging .
on at the start of the new year. You'll u-cl better ami make more
headway to start with a clean sheet.
So shift your debts on to our shouihrs we'll let you have the
money to settle and you can ray us a little a month one creditor
to pay and not so much as to make it inconvenient for you.
Your furniture, piano, horses, -wagons, etc., will lie security for the
money you need, but they are left in your own possession. Tell us
what you need now we won't ask you to do the impossible, in fact
our liberal treatment and fair, piinre W;.l. is known to all who know
us. Call, write or phone us. We'll be glad to tell you about our
safe plan of loaning mony. j
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL LTfiDE BLOCK, ROOM 38, HOCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m4and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.
title stands in way '
of getting a job
Irish Earl Tramps Streets of St. Louis
Three Months in Vain Quest
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. C The fact that
he is a nobleman, a Bonn, university
graduate, and a master of four lan
guages stands in the way of II. A. Wil
ton Van Reede. earl of Athlone, Baron
Van- Reede, and former captain hi the
Boer army, from securing employment.
Even the menial job of polishing ,
stoves for ?S) a week in a furniture
house was denied him as soon as his
employers learned of his noble ances
try. The reason given for his discharge
from this iosition was that it was be
neath his dignity, and that the proprie
tor of the blouse desired a man who
he was assured would remain in his
That was the last bit. of .work he
could find and now lor three months he
has tramped the streets of St. Louis in
a vain quest for employment. He has
applied for every kind of work, from
ditch digger to railroad clerk, but ev
erywhere he met with the same reply.
His age, 53 years, is against him,
he said, although in appearance he is a
man- of good physique, robust, and sol
dierly of bearing. Van Reede claims
that the Irish title of earl of Athlone
descended from his great-grandfather.
upon whom it was bestowed by Wil
CONGO EXPOSURES FIXED?
Emissary of Leopold Accused of Work
ing on American Sentiment.
Brussels, Jan. C. The Durniere
Meure has begun the publication of ar
ticles accusing Colonel Kowalsky of
manipulating certain newspapers in
America for the purpose of deceiving
President Roosevelt and to block ac
tion of congress on the Congo atroci-
Six Months Old.
That, of course, sounds contradictory, but yet it is the truth, for
the brand of canned goods which we have on our shelves Is packed
by firms who have a reputation for using methods which bring to your
table the very best products of the finest orchards and gardens of
the world. -
They are so selected and so prepared that we have no. hesitation
In guaranteeing the quality to be absolutely perfect. Any that you
buy and find otherwise, bring hack, and we will refund your money
or give you something else. -
It Is hardly necessary to say anything more about these articles,
except to give you the prices, and we quote the following as a few
samples of what w have on our shelves: i
Aldine Lemon Peaches,
per can 25
Aldine Apricots, per
per can : 25
Carnation Lemon Cling
Peaches, per can 25J
F. R. KUSCHMANN,
2207 Fourth Avenue. BOTH PHONES.
ties. The Belgian minister at Wash
ington, James G. Whitely, consul gen
eral of the Congo Independent state at
Washington; Prof. Alfred Marine and
Henry W. Wack are represented as
having been, for a time, closely allied
with Colonel Kowalsky.
CANAL LOCKS' WIDTH FIXED
Commission Recommends 100 Feet, but
Future May Demand More.
Washington. D. C, Jan. C By unan
imous decision the isthmian canal
commission will recommend to the sec
retary of war that the locks on the
canal be constructed at their present
projeced width namely: 100 feet
holding that this will be ample for all
commercial shipping for years to come.
If. however, it is the judgment of the
navy department and of the president
that the proposed width be increased
to llo feet, this can be done at reason
able cost and it is believed without
danger of structural weakness. The
suggestion for increased width origin
ated with the navy, where among, some
of the officials the opinion prevails that
this may be necessary to meet naval
developments in increased beam of war
vessels of the future.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Safe
Medicine for Children.
In buying a cough medicine for chil
dren, never be afraid to buy Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. There is no
danger from it, and relief is always"
sure to follow. It is intended especial
ly for coughs, colds, croup and whoop
ing cough, and there is no better medi
cine in the world for these diseases.
It is not only a certain cure for croup,
but, when given as soon as the croupy
cough appears, will prevent the attack.
Whooping cough is not dangerous
when this remedy is given as directed.
It contains no opium or other harmful
drugs, and may be given as confidently
to a baby as to an adult.' For sale by
Carnation Yellow Crawford
Peaches, per can 23
per can 25
Carnation Green Gage
Plums, per can '. 20
Carnation Bartlett Pears,
per can 25