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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1909.
Jut Rev. ,R. B. Williams De
clares All Have Been Fail
ures in End.
SSUE WITH MRS. EDDY
fhose Who Will Not Adopt Modern
Discoveries Classed ojt "Old
Fogies," Says Minister.
Rev. R. B. Williams, pastor of the
Irst Methodist ohurch, addressed his
ongregation last evening: on the sub
let, "Old Time Religion." His text
as taken from Jeremiah 8:16, "Ask
or the old paths, where is the good
ray, and walk therein, and ye shall
tad rest for our souls."
Rev. Mr. Williams said In part:
There are some people m this world
rho hang: on to anything that is old
Imply because it is old. They form
uetoms and habits and no matter
That is done, they will not change to
ew habits. They love anything that
i ancient. We call them old fogies.
"There are other people who take to
11 things that are new. They are Just
lie opposite of those who like the an
Ique. If there is a new style in dress,
hey conform' to it simply because t
I new and some one has told them
lat it is the thing, or else they have
Ben it in the fashion journal. No
tatter what It is or how it looks, If
: is new, they will get it and wear t.
No Different In Religion.
"It is this way with all things; noi
lothes alone. For instance, any new
eligion will have a large crowd of
allowers if the name which is 'given
it sounds good. This new religion
ailed 'New Thought ls beyond me.
can not even understand it when I
ead about it. But just so long as :'.
as a highfaluting name, there will bo
"On the other hand, some people
Jnaciously cling to the old religion
nd customs and will not touch any
ling new, no matter how attractive
r popular it may be. And there are
)me of the old things which can not
e improved upon. Gold has been
sed in the commercial world since
le earliest ages and has never do
jriorated in value or been changed,
o it is in poetic literature. Homer,
ante and Shakespeare stand alone .is
Titers. Through the long ages no
no has been able to produce a thing
lat will even touch the Iliad and
dessy of Homer, and Milton is the
aly naii who has even had a clahn
5 a writer o first-class poetry,
cores of men have tried but have
illed to even touch the style dis
iayed in the work of these three men.
All Make Failure.
"As It is in poetry, so it is In re
gion. Any number of times some
3g has tried to improve religion, but
ley have all made a miserable fail
re. There has been improvement in
:iences such as medicine.
"Mohammedanism and Confuclan
irn answer the purposes of a few peo
le, but the Christian religion can be
ad has been used by all kinds of peo
les simply because it is adapted to
"The Christian religion recognizes
!n and sinners. Any one who trans
resses the laws of God and man la a
'nner. Mrs. Eddy in her work says
iat there Is no such thing as sin;
obody ever sinned or can sin. Sin
: .but an error. I wish that this were
so, for all the times that I have sinned
by act or thought would but be mis
takes or errors and I would be pure.
She says that there ls no sickness or
death. One of the Christian Scientist
ministers while saying this In one of
his talks fell dead. He just passed
away. The bible says people sinned.
Any one who is deceitful or desperate
ly mean ls a sinner. They call them
selves followers of Christ. Christ ad
mitted that there was sin when He
forgave sinners when they kneeled be
fore Him and sought pardon. He
never said there was no sin. Jesus
was born for the purpose of saving
people from sin. How do we get rid
of sin? The blood of Jesus Chrl3t
cleanses our sins.
Grown In Conceit.
"The trouble with some of the peo
ple In this world is that they have
grown in conceit. The trouble ls in
their head. Our heads are bigger than
ourselves. There is no other name
whereby we may be saved except
through Jesus' name. Some people
are happy in their religion and salva
tion and go to church and worship
God because they enjoy doing it.
Others go if they like the singing and
don't go if they don't like it. They
think that the church is nothing but
a club, a place for meeting their
friends. Any one who has ever been
able to pray to God and has dropped
so low that he can not now say 'thank
God' is to be pitied more thany any
"The people who go to church nowa
days are restrained in their actions;
they always want to do the proper
thing according to the rules of eti
quette. There is not the spontaneous
life in the congregation today that
there used to be. I would be scared
to death if anyone should say 'Amen.' '
THE WEATHER f
finow nud colder tonlgrht and Tuedny
partly cloudy Tuendny. The tempera
ture tonight will be between 15 and 20
degree above aero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 33; maximum
in 24 liou'ra, 44j minimum. 33. Precipita
tion in 24 bourn, .71 Inchd. "Wind ve
locity nt 7 u. m IS mile. Relative hu
midity, Inst ermine: S3, thla morning 8.
Stage Change Pre
set, feet. clp.
(Changes in 24 hours.) .
St. Paul 4.4 0.6 .00
Prairie du Chien... 7.2 1.00 .21
Dubuque 7.3 1.00 .14
LeClaire 3.6 0.5 .93
Davenport 5.6 0.5 .71
A slowly rising tendency in the Mis
sissippi river will continue from below
Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Observer.
Nov. 22 In American History.
104.3 Robert Cavalier Sieur de la Salle,
explorer of the Mississippi valley,
bom; killed in Texas by mutinous
followers In HibT.
17S3 John Hanson, first president of
the Continental congress under the
articles of confederation, died;
1875 Henry Wilson, distinguished sen
ator of the civil war era. died
while vice president; born 1S12.
1SS2 Thurlow Weed, noted journalist
and politician of New York, died;
1903 General George H. Steuart. a
noted Marylauder In the Confed
erate army, died; born 1828.
Sun sets 4:33. rises C:53; moon sets
2:07 n. in.
All the news all the time THE
HELP COLORED MAN
Conclusion of Y. M. C. A. Dis
cussion He Has Come to
DESERVING OF ASSISTANCE
Not Responsible for His Being in
America or for His Present
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Yankee Baby Sugar Corn, I2V2C a Can.
The finest of corn grown, sweet and tender, with natural flavor.
;Thls corn is from the very choicest
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country gentleman seed, 15c
Cape Cod cranberries,
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Heinz bulk mince
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f Sweet wrinkled peas,
' Hart brand, very
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' a can J4C
KIngsfoTd Silver Gloss
pound box . . . 54c
. Washed figs. In pound
; boxes, fancy
: quality 25c
; Heinz new sauer
; kraut, quart .... 8 c
Curtis Bros. tomatoes
finest tomatoes, pack
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Family, can ... 15c
Golden pumpkin Dur
Sweet Louisiana or
anges, fine flavor,
Juicy, dozen ... 30c
Griffin's seedless rai
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two for ....... 25c
York state sweet, ci
meat, Probona brand,
long tender spears,
cans ......... 45c
Asparagus, cut pieces
Just the thing for
puree and salads
Sage cheese, finest
Curtis Bros Plum Pudding.
Only the finest Ingredients obtainable used, three sizes, 12 c 25c, 45c
4 Pounds $1.00
26c Special Blend Coffee.
: It pleases almost every one who wants a moderate priced coffee. It
Is better than the coffee which la sometimes sold as "the best."
The race question was up for dis
cussion at the Y. M. C A. yesterday.
Secretary R. C. Smedley "opened the
discussion with a presentation of the
facts in the case, and then the men
present took up the subject in a lively
general discussion. Some striking per
sonal experiences s were given, and
various opinions were advanced as to
the solution of the problems arising
from presence of the negro in Ameri
ca. The general opinion seemed to
be that, since the black man was not
responsible for his being in America,
or in his present condition, it is the
duty of the whte man to help him to
Next Sunday the race problem will
be further studied under the leader
ship of Dr. R. B. Williams, who will
speak on "Immigration."
The attendance at yesterday's meet
ing was most encouraging, both in
numbers and in interest. All men are
welcome to attend these meetings and
to participate In the discussions.
I)r. Herd Sprnka to Doym.
The B. G. M. enjoyed- a line address
given by Rev. H. W. Reed on "Crooked
Streams." Special plans are being de
veloped for the B. G. M. during De
cember, leading up to some interest
ing events the last of the month.
Wednesday afternoon of this week
Alderman T. J. Eliinwood will speak
to the boys of the schools in the asso
ciation chapel on "How a City Is Gov
erned." All boys from 10 to 1C years
of age may attend this talk.
IlriKkctliall Trnm Open Seannn.
Tomorrow evening the association
basketball team will go to Mt. Car
roll to play, opening the season with
a sweeping victory, according to pres
ent plans. The first home game will
be played In the gymnasium next Sat
urday night, when the team from Grin
nell college comes to try conclusions.
The Rock Island team is an excep
tionally strong one this year, and by
all indications ought to be a winner.
Canal Is Innprrttd
The Observation club enjoyed a de
lightful and instructive trip to the
Hennepin canal Saturday. The lower
lock and the government boat yard
were inspected. The excavation for
the Davis power plant at Sears was
visited also. The club will meet Fri
day of this week instead of Saturday,
assembling at the association at 9:30
and go to the Moline lock, if th
weather is favorable.
The electrical club held its regular
meeting Saturday afternoon at 1:30
and magnetism was studied under ttu
direction of A. D. Hermann, assistant
secretary of the association. Ther-3
were only five members of the club
present. Those who were not present
at either of the meetings were dropped
and others were put into their places.
The membership of the club has now
reached the limit.
The members of the B. G. M. club
who were present at the meeting Sun
day afternoon, Nov. 14, were guests ot
the officers of the association at a
"Geographical" social. There were
several contests, all of a geographical
nature. Stereoptlcan views showing
maps of various states of the union
and countries of the world were
thrown upon the screen.
IN THE CHURCHES
First Methodist. The bible study
class will meet tomorrow evening at
the pastor's study.
Wednesday evening there will be a
special Thanksgiving praise service
following the regular prayer meeting
and Sunday school teachers' meeting.
The program will Include musical fea
tures. Saturday evening will be held the
regular choir practice.
Next Sunday the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society will have its an
nual Thanksgiving offering service.
Mrs. Llbble Allen of Des Moines w ll
Lutheran Church Meeting. The meet
ing of the Rock Island district of the
Lutheran church will be held this ev
ening and tomorrow at Cambridge. All
the tri-city Lutheran ministers will at
tend. Evangelistic Subjects. Following Is
the list of subjects which will be treat
ed by Miss Eva Ludgate at the evange
listic meetings to be held this week In
Spencer Memorial church : "Two Pray
ers and Their Answers," "Broken
Vows," "The Folly of a Retired Farm
er," "Born Again," "The Harvest
Time," "The Man Who Sold His Soul."
Broadway Presbyterian. Business
meeting of the Young People's associa
tion in the Sunday school room Tues
day evening at 8 o'clock.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
The Woman's Missionary society
will meet with Mrs. Stanley at the
home of Mrs. M. W. Battles, 729 Sev
enteenth street, Friday afternoon at 3
South Park Chapel. Junior Thanks
giving service Tuesday afternoon at 4
Prayer service Tuesday evening at
The chapel will attend the union
Bey Genuine Wis
Note the word genuine. Half the furs sold are inferior imitations doctored up for
RichterY Furs Are Genuine
and very reasonably priced because we are importers and manufacturers. Every
piece in our store is designed and made up in our workrooms and as we buy direct
from the trappers and in the great London and European fur markets, we save
you absolutely all mi dlemen's jobbers' and manufacturer's profits.
Our Styles Are Distinctive
because they are designed right here -by our own experts who try to give every
piece just as much character and individuality as possible.
Wear Richter's furs and you will seldom see anything just exactly to match. Our furs
lend a certain distinction to the wearer not possible with factory made goods. Our
stock is the largest and most carefully chosen in the middle west and we are show
ing some of the very finest furs ever exhibited in this country and a splendid as.
sortment of modestly priced neckpieces, muffs and coats of the finest quality.
MINK, BLACK LYNX, RUSSIAN PONY, SABLE, ROYAL ERMINE, CHINCHILLA,
Before deciding on furs at any price, why not look over our selection and compare
values? We can save you money and protect you against inferior furs.
LARGEST MANUFACTURING FURRIERS IN THIS SECTION
219-221 West Second Street : : : Davenport, Iowa
Thanksgiving service Thursday morn
ing at 10 o'clock in Spencer Memorial
church. Rev. Loland of the Edgewood
Baptist church will deliver the ser
mon. United Presbyterian. Meeting of
Kate Hill Missionary society Tuesday
evening at 7:30 with Miss Bess Bryan,
1525 Tenth avenue.
Wednesday evening, prayer meeting.
The Young People's Christian union
will meet Friday evening at 7:30 with
Miss Cora McKown, Sixteenth street
and Twelfth avenue.
First Swedish Lutheran. The choir
will meet for rehearsal at the school
house Tuesday evening.
There will be no prayer meeting
Wednesday evening, but a Thanksgiv
ing service will be held Thursday ev
ening immediately after the annual
Thanksgiving supper, which will be
served from 5 o'clock on.
First Baptist Church. Entertain
ment and sociable by the K. S. K. club
Tuesday evening at the church.
Wednesday evening, prayer meeting.
Friday afternoon, monthly thimble
bee In church parlors from 1:30 to
5:30. The hostesses will be the Mes
dames J. F. Jones, John Tltterington,
Charles Campbell, and Miss Young.
RIVER IS ABOUT DESERTED
Warehouse of White Collar and Acme
Lines Closed for Season.
The steamer Hattie Darling and
fleet, consisting of five barges and two
docks, has been put into winter quar
ters at the Kahlke boat yards. At
present the only boat which is running
from the local harbor is the ferry.
Carl J. Mangan, the agent of the White
Collar and Acme lines, closed the
warehouse at Ihe foot of Nineteenth
street today. The river is now practi
Licensed to Wed.
Axell Casell Molina
Alma Pearson Molino
Fritz Wiklund Moline
Mabel S. Carlson Moline
Harvey Morton East Moline
Florence Williams Geneseo
William C. Mordhorst Rock Island
Catherine A. Ryan Moline
"Chap-o-lene" for chaps.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
Try Horton's homemade mince meat.
Free sewing machine has arrived at
the Mill storei
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Ten dollars in prizes for the best
limerick. See page 11.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Call LaVanway, telephone 247, for
carpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
Violets, ro6esf carnations and chrys
anthemums at Hensley's flower store.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Music In Young & McCombs' cafe
every evening except Sunday 6 to 8
Absolutely the best sewing machine
made, the Free. For sale only at the
All kinds of fruits for good things
for your Thanksgiving dinner at Hor
ton's, 1103 Fifteenth street.
Write Chap-o-lene on your shopping
list and accept no substitute. Your
druggist has it or can get It for you.
Try Horxon's grocery for your
Thanksgiving supplies. All orders
gjveo careful attention. Both phones.
For good wines and liquors go to II.
Riegel & Co.'s up-to-date liquor store,
2104 Third avenue. Open evenings.
Chap-olene relieves chaps, soothes
and heals tender. Irritated, sore skin;
makes the skin soft, smooth and
white. Price 25 cents at all drug and
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
cers. Attend the Afternoon club dance at
Armory hall. Rock Island, Thanksgiv
ing afternoon, given by the Afternoon
Attend the dance given by the Iron
Molders' union. No. 230, at Industrial
hall Wednesday evening, Nov. 24. Ad
mission 60 cents. Ladies free.
Assembly 292, Loyal Americans. wiU
hold's benefit card party and dance
Tuesday evening, Nov. 23, at Beselin'a
hall. Admission, 15 cents. Freed's or
chestra. The Stelndel trio of Chicago, will
play at the Illinois theater, Tuesday,
Nov. 23, under the auspicos of the
Rock Island Osteal club. The con
cert will be complimentary to its club
members upon presentation of mem
bership tickets. fidieral admission
$t.0t' No reserved e-ait
Smith on a charge of disorderly con
duct. fienry Bartley and William Young,
colored residents of Davenport. Im
bibed too rreely or tne eery liquid
Saturday night. They wer arrested
and fined $1 and costs.
Sixth Ward System to Be In.
stalled by People's Con
FIVE BIDS ARE RECEIVED
MORE STREET WALKERS
Ida Wheeler and Bessie Ilroun Told
by Police to lie on Their Way.
The police corralled two more
street walkers on Saturday night. Ida
Wheeler and Bessie Brown were ar
rested. The former was fined $20
and costs and the other $5 and costs.
They paid their fines and were or
dered to leave the city.
Michael Weir of Muscatine travel
ed from that dry village to this city
and got drunTc. He was arrested on
Saturday night and fined $1 and
costs by the magistrate.
Tom Lavin and Frank Golden, ho
boes, who have been making a nui
sance of themselves for some time
by hanging around the depots and
other public places, were arrested
Saturday night and given 3 0 days in
the county bastile by Magistrate
Contract Awarded at m Meeting of the
Board of Local Improvements j
The bids for the building of the
Sixth ward sewer system were open
ed by the board of local improve
ments today and the contract vas
awarded to the People's Construc
tion company of Davenport, whose
bid was for $47,583.50. Four other
firms presented bids. They were: j
G. F. Lambert. Des Moines, 115
910; P. F. Trenkenschuh, city loir.
210; Tri-City Construction compary.i
Davenport, $49,780.65; Drainace
Contracting company, Chicago, $51
Two More Srnrri
P. F. Trenkenschuh was awarded'
the contract for laying a water main
along Eight-and-a-half avenue, be
tween Twenty-fourth and Twenty
fifth streets, and for the laying of a
sewer on Thirty-fourth street, south
of Island View heights, to Ninth ave
nue, east on Ninth to Thirty-fifth
street and north on that street 100
Lame back comes on suddenly and
is extremely painful. It ls caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re
lief is afforded by applying Chamber
Iain's Liniment. Sold by all druggists.
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Special Sale Tuesday and HTTpf
Wednesday of Necessities for
Women's finest tailored suits in every new
popular shade. Coats full 45 inch long and
lined throughout with satin. Skirts (?! r
in the new pleated styles pJ-J
A regular $5 taffeta and messaline hand
somely trimmed. They are on display in
the case at our main entrance
and our price is
High grade garments in fine broadcloths,
herringbones and serges. Every woman
who see these coats will recognize
actual $20.00 values at
Men's heavy weight all wool blue serge
suits, cassimeres and pure worsteds. Each
absolutely correct in style and finish. Q1 A
Every size and every color )XU
Handsome dress shirts in either coat or
closed style, plain or pleated bosoms. A
genuine 75c shirt will be on sale here Tues
day and Wednesday
50 newest style Protector overcoats made
of best fancy wool materials. Can be worn
in five different ways. All sizes and
colors and our price
. Take advantage of these extraordinary Thanksgiving offerings and when the bleak cold days
shall have come you will indeed be thankful.