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TME ROCK ISBjAND ARGUS
MONDAY, MAY 22, 1911.
James L. Loar, in Church Ad
dress, Directs Els Remarks
at Local Adherents.
MR. FRANKS GIVES REPLIES
Take Exception to Charge of
BlooraJngton Lawyer, but Ad
mits Their Truth fulness.
"Does the Mormon church still be
lieve and teach and practice polygamy,
in ep'te of its professions to the con
trary?" James I- Loar, a Bloomington
lawyer, who was the city yesterday
speaking on the Mormon question, says
that it does, in three addresses given
yesterday. Mr. Loar attacked the Mor
mon church and its teachings. He
characterized the Mormon faith as "a
religion of politics and polygamy."
At the close of the morning address
at Spencer Memorial M. E. church Mr.
Loar was approached by several of the
local adherents of Mormonism, who
took exception to some of his state
ments, and raised questions of the jus
tice of what he had said. Mr. Loar
addressed himself to Elder Franks, one
of the local leaders, and inquired: "El
der Franks, does not your church today
believe in po'vgamy?" Elder Franks
replied. "It does." Then Mr. Iar
asked further, "Elder Franks, do you
lelieve in polygamy?" To which Elder
Franks replied, "Yes, I do." Mr. Loar's
iiext question was, "Are you now liv
ing in a polygamous state?" And to
this Mr. Franks replied in the negative.
"If you believe in polygamy." Mr. Loar
pursued, "why do you not practice it?"
The reply to this question was, "Be
cause it is against the law." "But,"
f aid Mr. Loar, "your church loaders are
today living in open and slf-confessed
polygamy, with their plural wives and
their numerous children. They do not
s-.eem to care that the law prohibits the
IIF.I.H DAOEROt i IXSTITTTIOX.
Mr. Loar, in ;dl his addresses, main
tained that if the Mormon church does
believe in and practice polygamy, in
spite of the laws of the nation; if the
church is in close relation to u number
of the large interests of the commer
cial world; if the church is as power
ful politically as it has shown itseif to
be; if it sets up the church as coming
before the nation in the loyalty of its
members, then the Mormon church is
a dangerous institution.
By quotations from the Mormon
books and from the teachers, and by
the relation of actual experiences, Mr.
Loar showed that these conditions do
exist. On these facts he bases his con
tention that the Mormon church is a. (written for the ahgis.)
menace to the nation. He held it is '. Funeral services for Mrs. S. J.
un-American, i's teachings opposed to; Hawthorne were conducted by Rev.
American ideals, and its practices dan- , H. V. Reed in the First Baptist
gerous. The "endowment" oath, ac- church at 10:30 Saturday morning,
cording to Mr. Loar, used to be a dec- : Many old time neighbors and friends
laration of enmity and vengeance t ere present. The floral offerings
against the Vnlfed States government ; were beautiful and profuse. The
find while it is claimed that the form of Elks lodge of Eldorado, Ark., pre
the oath has been changed, he main-I sented a sheath of sweet peas and
tains that the spiiit is the same. j carnations; the Masonic lodge of
I)0vfu.i. Ti l) Rock Island a sheath of pink roses.
Mr i,r -nr..i .h. nnininn that Neighbors and friends brought flow-
the Mormon church v. ill be w recked in !
the course of time as a result of its
overn aching. It is or.e of the wealth-'
lest corporations in the land today, j
and by its association with great cor- j
........ w.o..-, her own vountt davs atul it was a
it. is gaming in wealth continually. The . ,,,esSf.d trjuute to her memory that
result will be. according to Mr. Loar. thw kind fa;thfui friends follow
that in the course of time, its aggres- t.(i her in tPnrier srvlce to her last
Hons will result either In a revolt re8tlng j,iace ln chippiannock. Mr.
among its own people, or in i:s down- ' Rwd Fpkf, on tne influence that
fall from owtsu'.e influences. j followed from the life of the de-
-1 am sorry.- said Mr. Ixar, -for the partc.d. It was a beautiful thought,
p.T.j.lo who are simple c-nough to be ! nobly expressed. Knowing Mrs.
fooled by the oily speaking and clever, Hawthorne for many years, the com
ir.achinations of the Mormon mission- 1 forting words were fitting to the oc
nri s. How anyone, bavlrg known the j casion and appreciated by all. Mrs.
gospel or Jesus t hnst. can lay astd-
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QU ALITY GROCERS.
bis faith for the gospel of Joseph Smith
and Brigham Young Is beyond my un
derstanding. If the people to whom the
idea of Mormonism appeals could only
see things as they are in Utah, and
could only know to what they will be
brought as a result of their becoming
Mormons, they would order the mis
sionaries from their houses and would
no more admit them than they would
COAL VALLEY TO
OBSERVE THE DAY
Memorial Exercises Will Be Held
at the Cemetery in the
Memorial exercises will be held at
Coal Valley Memorial day. They will
take place at the cemetery at 1 p. m.
The children of the public school un
der the direction of Principal G. E.
Piatt and the Misses Nellie G. Lees
and Edna Galluege of the intermediate
and primary departments, respective
ly, will take pafrt. There are 20 sol
diers buried at Coal Valley. In case
of bad weather the program will be
given 1n the opera houFe. In view of
this Memorial day bping the semi-centennial
of the beginning of the war cf
the rebellion, the old soldiers of the
village and their mends are making
especial efforts to have a general par
ticipatiou in the observance of the
PRESIDENT REED IS HERE
Head of Electrical Workers to Ad
(!ws Tri-City Meeting Tonight.
D. E. Reed, president of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, arrived in the city today.
Tonight he will be tendered a recep
tion at Rock Island Industrial hall
by the electrical workers' unions of
the tri-cities. Trade conditions will
be discussed and the president will
be made acquainted with the new
scale that the inside workers have
presented to become effective June 1,
in which they ask an increase of 10
cents an hour. They are now receiv
ing 35 cents. The evening will con
clude with a smoker.
Bishop Fawcett Coming
Bishop M. Edward Fawcett of the
Episcopal diocese of Quincy will visit
Trinity parish next Sunday morning
for the administration of the rite of
Luther League Excursion.
Remember the Tri-City Luther
league excursion "Wednesday, May 2i.
Boat, leaves Rock Island at S p. m.
Tribute to Noble Woman
in the spirit of loving remem
brance for one who had been a cheer
ful, pleasant companion to all. Mrs.
Hawthorne numbered among her
near friends the young and old, sons
and daughters of the companions of
W. B. Iilemeyer. accompanied oy
Miss Alwilda Young, rendered th
hymns chosen by the family, "Lead
Kindly Light" and "Face to Face."
The divine pre lise in these grand
hymns are onl., realized in limes of
sorrow. The bearers were U . B.
rilemeyer. Dr. M. II. ratten. H. B.
Simmon. Walter Foster, William
Hartz and Edward B. Barnett.
The death of Mrs. Sarah J. Haw
t thorne at Lusk, Wyo., May 16, was
a shock to her many friends, and
' an explanation cf the cause will no
doubt be apprec'ated at this time.
: Miss Georgia Hawthorne, grand
1 daughter of the deceased, accompan
! ied the body to Rock Island, but
j did not give the particulars of the
death until after burial. Mrs. Haw
! (home's demise was caused by
ptomaine poisoning, from eating
canned chicken. Before partaking
of this food she was in perfect
health. In less than 15 hours poi
son proved fatal. Mrs. Hawthorne
was alone in her son's house in
town, w-here she insisted on remain
ing for the night, as she had come
in on a matter of business, and
where they expected to call for her;
j the follow ing day. Though death j
'came in a severe and unexpected
! form, and found the mother far!
J from home, and even the loved son
j she had followed so closely, yet it
did not rob her of the self control
and ncble presence of mind that gave
to her face in l:fe and in death the
message of comfort so dear to all
who knew her.
Mrs. Hawthorne's presence in this
western country is accounted for in ,
the fact that last fail Dr. John Haw
thorne purchased a large tract of
land in Wyoming, and as his mother
expressed a desire to purchase an
adjoining tract for herself, the doctor
saw no reason why Bhe should cot
do so. Mrs. Hawthorne was an able
TO ORDAIN 18 AT
Seminary Graduates of Angus
tana College Are Given
SCHOOL WORK IS ENPED
Final Examinations Held Last Week
1911 Class of Average
Ordination will he given 18 from the
Augustana Theological seminary at
the synodical meeting In Duluth next
month. Of these 15 are regular grad
uates from the seminary department,
while three are hospitants. The class
this year is not unusually large, being
of about average size. School work
has now ceased In the seminary di
vision, the final examinations "in all
"classes being taken last week coming
to a dose on Friday. The following Is
a list of the seminary graduates and
their future fields of work:
Axel F. Andrea, Waltham, Mass.
C. A. Benander, Georgetown and
C. O. Bomgren, (undecided).
E. J. Colberg, AlTarado and Bloom
wood. Minn., and Adams, N. D.
Edward Eckstrom, Hancock and Dol
lar Bay, Mich.
A. G. Hammarberg, Cumberland, Wis.
O. R. Karlstrom, Seattle, Wash.
Oscar Liden, Belvidere, 111.
J. O. LIndquist, Kenora, Ontario,
Lorimer, Centervllle and Fair
Daniel Nystrom, Bethel English Luth
eran church, Chicago.
Herman J. Olsson, Washington De
J. B. Sorenson, Niobi and Lignite,
Carl O. Thunberg, Stamford and
South Norwalk, Conn.
E A. Valberg, Underwood, N. D.
G. A. O. Engstrom, Iron River, Mich.
Joseph Hultberg, Wataga, 111.
Nestor Johansson, Bayonne and Port
Richmond, N. J.
JUTflORS HAVE AX OtTIXG.
Although the weather was inclined
to be somewhat inclement, the junior
class of Augu6tana college spent an en
joyable evening picnicking at the
Watch Tower Saturday. It was the
last outing of the term, coming just be
fore the difficult final examinations
and enterprising woman, and in the
new country her keen intelligence
j and kindly manner won the respect
i of all who came in contact with her
j in the brief time of her residence
i there. Rock Island had been her
' home almost from the first years of
; her marriage in 1S53. William Haw
I thorne, her husband, died In 1896.
i Mr. and Mrs. William Hawthorne
I were of Virginia ancestry, coming
; from Frederick county, Va., mem
i bers of the old colonial settlers of
! Virginia and Maryland. The family
names are familiar in the history of
j Virginia, the Greens, Carters, Tay
lors and Hamiltons. It was an In
nate spirit of independence that led
! this brave woman to the far west In
her old age. Looking back over the
long years of residence in the beau
tiful city of Rock Island that she
loved so fondly, she realized that the
instinct of acquisitiveness does not
belong to the southern nature, hence
the failure to have acquired wealth
from all the opportunities offered by
j over 50 years of continued residence
i in a growing city like Rock Island,
j Always a property owner with a com
j fortable living. necessity did not
sharpen the desire for wealth, and
with the intention of assisting her
family, was the glorious thought
that she would do her part in help
ing the neighbors and friends in this
new country to develop the better
spirit for universal good. There is
always need in every community for
the advice and counsel that only the
ripened experience of age can give.
The promise of usefulness would
have been nobly kept, had her life
been spared, and the sympathy of
the family and friends go out to the
son and brother and his family, from
those who knew Dr. John Hawthorne
in this community from his child
hood days as a devoted son and ear
Mrs. Hawthorne had spent her en
tire time, since the death of her hus
band, in traveling and In visiting
families of her children, and she did
not realize any sacrifice in going out
to a new country, looking forward
to it with happy anticipation. O. W.
Hawthorne, who is connected with
the Rock Island lines at a southern
point, traveled with his mother to
join Dr. Hawthorne and his family
at Lusk. Later the young daughter
of her oldest son, W. D. Hawthorne,
joined her, and June 1 her own
younpest daughter. Miss Sadie, in
tended going to Lusk. This would
complete the happiness of a mother
whose loving nature and unselfish
spirit had been the shining light
that kept her family In close com
munion for all the long years of
life down to its close. A well kept
lot In the cemetery attests to the
loving devotion to her husband and
two daughters buried there. A mon
ument will be erected there by the
children, in memory of the father
and mother who were in every way
worthy of all love and honor that
can be given in this world by friends,
neighbors and family.
this week at the college. Sapper was
taken at the inn. Sigfrid Blomgren,
president of the class, was toastmas
ter. The following subjects were ex
ploited: "How Account for the Co-ed
at a Class Picnic?" H. W. Linden; "The
College as a Laundry," Elmer C. Swen
son, and "The Class Imprint," C. E.
Say, I'll be mighty glad when it
Dad says it will be here so doggone
That he won't hardly know It till It's
But every day till then will be a
To me; that's what I told dad, an
It might seem so to me, but If in
stead Of gettin out o' school to romp an'
June meant that I would have a
note to pay,
I' find that nothin' else would come
So gallopin' along to me, as June.
Ton know, I'm kind o' sorry for my
When he was young, he says, they
No movrn' picture shows to go an'
An' never had no automobeels he
Could get a ride in sometimes if he
A kid whose father had one, an' no
With lnterttrban cars was runnin
I'll bet he wishes he was young
So he could see the picture shows
Could play at marbles an' go snucks
I bet he thinks I want vacation time
So I can go a swimmln" an' can climb
Trees after birds' eggs an have
kinds o' fun
That I had last year when I romped
An' didn't think o nothin'. but le
To get up some new game us kids
I'm gonna git a Job an' help my
An I'll bet when he knows it he'll
I shan't waste no more summers
like I did
Do you know someone wants to hire
a kid? Chicago News.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Vacuum carpet cleaning; west 1117.
Dancing party at Watch Tower, May
Wednesday night dance at Wratch
Tower, May 24. 1911.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work; 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Loans on real estate security. Al
bert Huber, People's National bank
The Monday night dancing party
that is held each week at the Black
Hawk Inn will not be given this eve
ning but instead will be held Friday
evening,. May 26.
WEEK IN THE CHURCHES
(Continued from Tag-e Five)
William Stewart will report on (be
meeting of the board of the northwest.
Grace English Lutheran There will
be no prayer service Wednesday
the congregation uniting in the ser
vice at the First Swedish Lutheran
The Reliance club will hold its month
ly meeting Thursday evening in the
rest room at 419 Sixteenth street, Mo
line. Supper will be served.
The Altar society will hold an ice
cream sociable Friday evening on the
First Swedish Lutheran The con
firmation class will meet tomorrow
afternoon at 4 o'clock, Thursday aft
ernoon at 4 o'clock and Saturday
morning at 9:30. The extra confirma
tion class will meet Friday afternoon
The choir will meet Thursday eve
ning at 8 o'clock.
There will be a lawn sociable on
the parsonage premises Friday eve
ning. Misses Hulda Lindquist ani
Minnie Johnson will serve.
Beginning tomorrow evening and con
tinuing through Wednesday evening.
there will be the monthly meeting of
the Rock Island district of Lutheran
First Baptist Prayer services will
be held Wednesday evening at 7:30
and following there will be a meeting
of teachers at 8:35.
A sociable will be held Thursday
evening ln the church by the Ever
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon for work.
Second Christian Mission. The T.
M. W. Sunday school class will hold a
business meeting tonight at the chapel.
Wednesday afternoon at 2 the Ladies'
Aid society will meet at the chapel.
The B. I. G. girls' class will give a
musical and literary entertainment at
the chapel Friday evening at 7:30. Re
freshments will be served.
Third Christian Mission. The meet
ing of the Loyal Brothers' class, an
nounced for tonight, has been post
poned one week.
y 8 Piano
Is a More Serious IMatter than
Buying an Ordinary Piano
for Hand Playing.
In the average home a piano la possibly played by only one member of a family
two or three hours per week or per month.
There are a number of well-known American pianos so thoroughly standardized as
to workmanship and material that under the above conditions and with ordinary care
they will give years and years of satisfactory service. And to b"uy such a piano becomes
merely a matter of selecting a tone quality that pleases.
But every member of the household uses the player-piano. It must be ready to
work for hours, day in and day out.
We were among the very first to sell player-pianos and have found that there are
very, very few player-pianos that are trouble-proof.
And of these few
has established itself as the safest, solidest and simplest player-piano made. '
Don't wait until you have spent your money for a "just as good," only to find that
your hindsight is better than your foresight and to wish you had bought a genuine Ce
cilian. Come into our store and see how easily you can play your favorite music on
a Cecilian. You're welcome whether your purchase or not.
The Cecilian is furnished in the Sohmer, Farrand and Cecilian pianos.
The Farrand company, Detroit and London, makers of the famous Cecilian play
ers was established in 1883, and are pioneers in the manufacture of pneumatic instruments.
65-Note Player Rolls For
We are closing out our entire stock of 65-note player rolls, and
offer now about 2,000 of these rolls at 25c each. Some' of the selec
tions sold for as high as $1.75. Come early and get first choice from
this wonderful collection.
Bargains in Used
One 65-note Simplex outside
player, in good condition,
terms $2 per week,(
special price .
Cash price $47. SO.
Gabler Upright Good tone, Kimball Upright Good- for Marshall & Wendell Up
good beginner's instrument, a beginner, $1 per week, spe- right Very good, terjns $ I 25
terms $1 per week. GL? GZ rial sale T A ffc a wek. special (J
sale price J price Pi3' sale price 1
Gash price $71.25. Cash price $4fl.75. Cah price $122.55.
Moline Upright Orand Baker Upright Good begin- Hallet & Gumston Oak
Practically new, good for ad- ner's instrument, 75c a week, a3e, very good musical tjuali-
vanced musicians, exceptional ' ti-s. extra Kuod for the pile
1"S",1:'.175 J $38 $n3
Cash price f 166.25. Cash price $36.10. Cash price $1 12. lO.
Schomacker The ceiebrat- Wheelock A reliable make, Haines Bros. The old fa-
. , , , . . nious make endorsed by Mrue.
ed gold string piano, in good walnut case, a specially well ,.-1.ilflariv
condition. $1 bum instrument, g J J'a ulU.
per week m $1.25 per week .TJ I Vf J gaIe iT -t J
Cash price $71.25. Cash price $156.75. Irlce 3Ift-t
Cash price $l;7.75.
Chase Bros. Only two years Grovesteen & Fuller Up- T , t
finest mahogany case, the best right Case In bad condition. Kimball ciiano case orKan.
high grade bargain in the tri- 5oc per week t r looks like a piano, r
cities. $1.60 Per COOk Bale Price dm dm sale price t0
week, sale price 9avJ
Cash price $213.75. Cash price $20.00. C'anli price. $2;.75.
Notice to Buyers of Above Used Instruments
Not only our own personal guarantee goes with each of the above pian8 and players, but we
further agree to accept them at full purchase price at any time within two yearB towards any of our
high grade new pianos and player-pianos.
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS
121 E. Second St.
Kranich' A. M. McPhail
& Bach Pianos
Wednesday evening at 7:30 the Loy -
al Brothers' class will present a play
entitled "The Spelling Skewel. cr Fri
day Afternoon at District No. J," at
the chapeL There will aljo be a pro
ThaT Anyone Can.Play Kt$MPP
a Player -Piano
One 65-note Regina player-piano,
fine mahogany case, terms
$2.50 per week. T V
Cash prce $218.75.
Bargains in Used
Victor Virtrolaa and every
Victor recortl made carried in
stock at all times.
1 gram of musical and instrumental
numbers and readings, following which
refreshments will be served.
Thursday afternoon the ladies of the
Dorcas society will meet at the home
One 88-note II. P. Nelson player-piano
almost new, has been
rented for a short time, orig
inal price $625,
sale price . .
Cash price SH:.7.i.
Steger & Smith &
of Mrs. Rice, 1323 Thirty-ninth street.
Thursday evening the turning to er
vice data will met &t the chaoel. The
j mid-week prayer meeting will take
' place the same evc-Llng.