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MANAGERS OF NEW AUTO AND AUTO TRUCK COMPANY
Trunk and Baggage
: Service Rates
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912.
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(The "Finest Garage in the Middle West)
Unexcelled Service Facilities. SERVICE ABOVE SALES
Exclusive Agency for
Moline Automobiles and Gen
era! Motors, Company Trucks
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55st' Per trunk or grip anywhere in the
(fCfe or onc or tree trunk or 2"PS
anywhere in Davenport or Moline.
For each additional piece.
Per passenger on trunk truck.
Totten Auto Co.
1708 Third Ave.
Phone 191 Auto Cab Service
We also carry a full line of
Call W. 394
1516 Fourth Ave.
HENRY T. HORST.
The Horst & Strleter company, deal
ers In, repairers' of, and agents for
automobiles and trucks. - today an
nounced the opening of their business
in their new building on Second ave
nue north of the court house. The
company was incorporated recently by
Henry W. Horst, president; Henry T.
Horst, vice president, and M. E.
Strleter, secretary and treasurer, and
1 will handle a complete line of Moline
automobiles and all sizes of G. B. C.
The fact that Henry W. Horst, Rock
Island's well known general 'contract
or, is president of the new company,
is its most valuable asset, and assures
that It will be a successful business
venture. Mr. Horst needs no intro
duction. His son, Henry T. Horst,
M. E. STRICTER.
23 years of age, is vice president and
one of tne managers who will be in
active charge. Henry is well fitted
for the work. He took a two years'
course In architectural engineering at
the University of Illinois prior to tafc
ing up the venture in the automo
M. E. Strleter, the third member of
the firm and associated with the jun
ior Mr. Horst m tne active manage
ment thereof, is a graduate of the
mechanical engineering school at Ne
braska university. He has been in
Rock Island about two years, employ
ed at the locomotive works in Daven
port and later at Rock Island arsenal.
Both of the young managers have
pleasing personalities which bodes
well for their future.
Uplifting a City's Fallen
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Tire Repair Shop
BY j; .:: G. OSBORN.
I met this morning agentleman
from Rock Island, who visits our town
occasionally in a business way, who
called my attention to a letter in Sat
urday's edtion of The Argus signed Al
len J. Miller, condemning severely
present methods of handling immoral
conditions in the city, and suggesting
a remedy. My friend urged me to pre
sent my views for publication.
There is no need to go over the sub
ject again. Mr. Miller's letter will not
soon be forgotten by all who read it.
And it is all true, not one whit too
strongly put. The condemnation, the
fhame, the damnation of it all rests
upon our so-called Christian civiliza
tion, of which you and J, gentle reader,
are a part. I may have something
more to say some other time.
But I wish just here to speak of the
attitude of the church and of Christian
people on this subject. Mr. Miller
was gaurded in his language, but we
shall be told, if we press the agitation,
that we Christian people are no better
than others, and not so good, that the
saloonkeeper, the ward politician, the
professional gambler will extend the
helping hand, will feed the starving
babies, replenish the empty coal bin,
and shelter the homeless outcast,
I whom we pass by unnoticed. They
I will H no that nn email Rharo nf thf
wealth we lavish upon our splendid
churches, and our luxurious home, is
v. rung from the scanty earnings of
half-paid toll or Is the price of a wom
an's virtue, or is the rent of a saloon,
a gilded station on the road to hell, or
of a brothel, the last stopping place
this side of the terminuB.
And all this, too, is true. I shall not
haggle over the percent of the reven
ues of Christian people that is, or may
be, derived from unholy sources. 'If it
was only $1 it would still be ten times,
yes, ten thousand times too large. "Be
not conformed to the world," "Avoid
all appearances of evil," are the Mas
ter's words. I may have occasion in
the near future, to express my convic
tions of the responsibility of the
church and of the Christian people for
the existing demoralized social condi
tion. And I want to say. Just here,,
that I believe in the church, the visible
organized body of Christ, the custo-
.Horst $k Strieter Co,
Opposite Court House
gave a musical at the high school
Friday afternoon. . The program con
sisted of violin and organ solos, duets
and choruses. ' '
Mis Lillie Asphend has accepted a
position in the office of -the Orion
Miss Florence Forsell entertained
her classmates Wednesday evening at
a valentine party.
Ql H. (WayneDr. 15. Magnuson, Her
bert Bothwell and F. S. Fullerton at
tended the Masonic school of instruc
tion in Rock Island this week.
W. N. Sayre was surprised "Wednes
day, February 14, by his children and
their families who came In to cele
brate his 61st birthday anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sayre and chil
dren pf Beardstown and M- F. E.
Ray of Bradford, HI., are visiting at;
the home of William Sayre.
Chester Frost was a Rock Island
visitor Friday. ,
Silent Waverly Electric Brougham
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High efficiency shaft drive Xa arc controller Multipolar motor and fall elliptic springs with torsion
si supporting cross springs.
E. D. FISHER, Agent
V 306 BEST BUILDING, ROCK ISLAND
dlan of his truths, and his chosen in
strumentality for the redemption of
the world. It is Imperfect in many
ways, how could it be otherwise, being
a company of penitent sinners (no
others, need apply) and it has made
many mistakes, neglected many oppor
tunities, wandered far out of the way,
but it remains today the only active
organized agency on the face of the
globe that stands always four square
And we Christian people. You can'i
tell us very much that we don't know
about our shortcomings. Our confes
sion of sin is not a form. It is from
the heart and after all has been said,
the church of the Living God, and its
membership is the army of the Lord,
pushing onward the chariot wheels of
bis kingdom, and marching to the re
demption of the world.
It will be asked why is the church
attempting so little in the way of so
cial regeneration? Two reasons may be
given. The lack of aggressive leader
ship, and of concerted action. There
the blame mostly rests upon the' or
ganized governing bodies in the
churches. They need to get together,
to plan a campaign, and put them
selves into it as Pickett's veterans did
at Gettysburg. How much of this ap
plies to Rock Island I do not know.
Again, there is a lack of confidence
in the outcome. More correctly, a
sense of the certainty of defeat.. The
enterprise looks so large, the forces
available insignificant, the case is
hopeless. These causes may explain,
whether or not they justify the
And let us give honor where honor
belongs. In the face of all adverse
criticism, I challenge history to pro
duce a single genuinely philanthropic
monument that has not behind it a
Christian organization, or a Christian
personality. The saloonkeeper wants
patronage, the politician wants votes,
their philanthropy is a cheap form of
But my emotions have run away
with my pen. I had almost forgotten
that for which I had chiefly intended
to write the remedy. Mr. Miller's
proposition appears to me reasonable,
humanitarian and Christian. I have
two observations to make.
Geographical conditions appear to
demand concerted action by the three
cities. That is to say, concerted ac
tion would secure the best results.
The difficulty of obtaining competent
.administration by an average city gov
ernment: It occurs to me that a board
of managers should be appointed in
some way similar to the following
Let each of the religious bodies in the
city present the names of some of
their members suitable to act on such
a board. From these lists let the city
council appoint the board, from nine to
15 persons, who, without compensa
tion, shall have entire control. Let it
be understood that no inmate is con-
siaerea curea uii sne nas become a
sincere, pentitent Christian, since this
alone is the enduring basis of reforms'
tion. It the institution be emphati
cally a Christian home Such sn insti
tution would be truly worth while.
Joslin, 111., Feb. 14.
You Can See It Now
equipped with the SILENT KNIGHT
?. MOTOR basarrived. .
. Ride in it you will say you were never in an easier rid
Silent It's as noiseless as the foot of time.
Power It's as powerful as anyone could wish for.
We will he glad to show you the Stearns demonstrate
to you the Worth of this grand machine.
TYevor & Snider
Phone West 1518.
Rock Island, 111.
About 80 relatives and friends of 3.
E. Peterson called on him Sunday to
help him celebrate bis 50th birthday
Mrs. J. V. Stresd of Tjnion Pierre,
Mich, visited Sunday with relatives
Mrs. A. E. South Is quits poorly.
Frank Streed of Wheatland. Wyo..
is visiting his brother Luther and
other relatives in and around Orion. ,
Elmer Kettering celebrated his 15th
anniversary as riral mall carrier Feb.
The pupils of fce Orion high school
3 THE CAR YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR C
WITH STANDARD EQUIPMENT
THIS CAR WILL BE SHOWN AT
THE DAVENPORT AUTO SHOW
FEB. 28 and 29 AND MARCH 1st
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If you desire information we will be glad to send catalogue or call in person.
324-326 Sixteenth St.
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Rock Island, III.