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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
INTEREST IN BIG
Hundreds of Men From Vicin
ity to Be in Eock Island in
Next Three Days.
MANY MASS MEETINGS
IS PROMINENT IN
Gatherings to Be Hefd in Various
Placet Tomorrow Complete
Growing Interest It manifest in the
great Laymen's Missionary movement
convention which begins tomorrow, if
Judgment mar be baaed upon the In
creasing registrations which are be
ing received at the headquarters, 214
Safety building. Rock Island, from the
In addition to the regular conven
tion meetings and sessions then will
lie the following mass meetings Sun
day. In the First Baptist church in
Moline at 8 o'clock a mass meeting for
men will be held, and this will be ad
dressed by Rev. H. C. Hazen of Ma
dura, India, and Rev. C. H. Bandy, also
of India. At the V. M. C. A. In Haven- j
port, F. J. Michel of Chicago, flel sec- j
retary of the movement, will speak, i
followed bv Colonel F.litah W Hnlfnrrt I
At Augustana college. Dr. Frank Peter
son of Minneapolis and Rev. Carl Sol
omonnon, also of Minneapolis, will ad
dress a Swedish mass meeting. At
the same hour there will be a big mass
meeting for women at the Central
Presbyterian church. This meeting
will be addressed by Rev. J. V. Aitchi
son, D. D., of Chicago, and R. I). Mc
Coy of Japan. Sunday evening, in
addition to the program for th' men
in the First Methodist church, there
will be a great union meeting for wo
men In Memorial Christian church, to
be addressed by Dr. J. R. Denyes of
Java and J. Cambell White, secretary
of the Laymen's Missionary movement
of New York City.
TO OCCITV PI I.PITM.
Several of the pulpits of the trl
cltles will be occupied In the morning
by convention speakers. F. J. Michel
will speak In the Second Conerepa
tional church of Moline; Dr. H. C. Ha
ren In the First Congregational church,
Moline; Rev. J. W. Aitchison in the
First Bap'ist church, Moline. and Dr.
Carl Solomonson In the First Swedish
Lutheran church. Dr. Frank Peterson
will speak In the First Baptist church
of Davenport; Dr. C. H. Bandy In the
Broadway Presbyterian church of Rock
Island; R, D. McCoy in the Memorial
Christian church, and Rev. J. R. Den
yes in the Firt Methodist church of
PHEPtHK (UK ( IIOMI).
The executive committee is prepar
ing for f.00 men at the rink, and more
If need be, on Monday night, and while '
i hey desire all men to register early, j
they also wish it understood that !
plans are being made that late comers !
will be taken care of. Tickets for j
ats in the gallery of the rink Mon-'
Say night are being called for by the
ivomen and before Sunday night will
uo doubt nearly all be gone. ,
Inquiries are coming to the head
ji'.arters in regard to the matter of
registrations after today, and the com
mittee wishes it emphatically under
ttood that registrations are in order at
my and al) times up to the close of
:he convention. It also wishes it un
Jerstood that boys at the age of from
14 to 18 can register at a fee of 50
, " '. ' i ' " - v
'inii iiiiVj-'rni i iib mini iii nan in
J. Campbell White,
cents. This registration fee Includes
the supper Sunday night.
, SPKCIAI. MEKTIXG.
Two unusual features of the tri-city
Layman's Missionary movement in
Rock Island will be the Swedish mass
meeting for men at Augustana college
and the two mass meetings for wo
men, one to be held at the Central
Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock p.
m. and the other at the Memorial
Christian church at 7: SO p. m. The
meeting at Augustana college will be
at'endtd not only by the college peo
1 pie, but by lare numbers of Swedish
' men from Moline. Rock Island and
( elsewhere Mrs. V. A. Schaeffer will
preside at the afternoon women's
meeting, and Mrs. William M. Stewart
1 at the- woman's meeting in the Memo
rial Christian church. Below are the
: programs in detail for these three
I SESSION AT COLLEGE.
' Onrari solo J. V. Berquist.
Scripture reading and prayer V.
Vocal solo Professor Canterbury,
i Address, "Our Present Opportunity''
Dr. Frank Peterson.
! Address, "Missionary Means."
AT CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN.
Mrs. W. A. Schaeffer', presiding.
Scripture and prayer Mrs. F. A.
Addresp J. Y. Aitchison.
Vocal solo Mrs. E. Applequist.
Address R. D. McCoy.
AT MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN.
Scripture reading. Miss A. Young.
Prayer Mrs. E. Mattison, Jr.
Address. "Women In Non-Chris;ian
Lauds" Dr. J. R. Denyes.
Sc.le, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"
(H. C. MacDougal) Miss Millie Beck.
Address, "The Relation of Women to
the World-Wide Propagation of Chris
tianity" J. Campbell White.
C OW KTIO PIIOGKIM.
Following is the ' complete conven
SVNDAY AFTERNOON. 3 O'CLOCK.
Mass meeting of men; E. B. Mo
Kown presiding. Topics and speak
ers: "Some Surprises from Java" Dr. J. R.
"The Significance of the Present
Missionary Awakening" J. Campbell
White. New York.
SUNDAY EVENING, T:30 O'CLOCK.
Union meeting of men William M.
Reck presiding. Speakers and sub
R. D. McCoy of Japan; subject,
"America's Opportunity In the Orient. '
Colonel E. W. Halford of New York;
subject, "A Twentieth Century View
MONDAY, NOV. 18. 10 TO 12 O'CLOCK.
Pastors' conference; Rer. J. L.
Vance, president Rock Island Minis
terial alliance, presiding. Addresses:
"Difficulties Which Pastors Encoun
ter in Missionary Leadership" Dr. J.
Y. Aitchison. Chicago.
"The Challenge of Missions to Char
acter, Stewardship and Service" J.
Testimony of pastors on successful
methods of creating a pervading mis
3 to 5 o'clock p. m. Convention ses
sion; Rev. Thomas E. Newland pre
"Can Missions Succeed Without
Prayer?" Dr. J. R. Denyes.
"Solving the Problem of Church and
Missionary Finance" J. Campbell
"How the Revival Came in India"
Rev. C. H. Bandy.
6 o'clock p. m. Convention supper
at the rink. Fifth avenue and Sixteenth
street; Superintendent H. B. Hayden
presiding. Invocation, Rev. Granville
H. Sherwood. After supper addresses:
'.'Winning America for Christ" Dr.
J. Y. Aitchison.
"America's Unique Opportunity In
the Orient" Colonel E. W. Halford.
"The World for Christ In This Gen
eration" J. Campbell White.
Benedictory prayer Rev. W. S. Mar
quis, D. D.
TUESDAY, NOV. 19. 9:30 O'CLOCK
J. Campbell White presiding. Ad
dresses and discussions:
"Our Present Opportunity" Dr.
"How to Get and Keep the Church
Intelligent on Missions" J. Campbell
"What Shall We Undertake to Do In
TMs City and the Convention Terri
tory to Develop an Aggressive Mis
sionary Spirit Among All the Church
es?" Discussion opened by Rev. VJt
G. Oglevee of Rock Island; Rev. R. S.
Haney of Moline; 10 minutes each.
Afternoon, 3 to 4:30 o'clock Con
vention session. Addresses and discus
Address, "Why We Need Reinforce
ments" Rev. H. C Hazen.
Discussion of proposed convention
policy, presented by F. J. Michel.
4:30 o'clock p. m. Denominational
7:30 o'clock p. m. Convention ses
sion. Program Items:
Adoption of convention policy.
"The Harvest in India" Rev. C. H.
"Essentials In a Christian Life's Pur
pose" J. C. White.
Closing prayer and benediction
W. H. Blancke, Davenport.
Samuel Green Makes State
ment Telling of Events
Which Led to Crime.
HOME LIFE WAS UNHAPPY
Claims Wife Was Untrue and Children
Were Being Reared In Atmos
phere of Vice.
Prof. Prescott, of the Univers
ity of Michigan, explains why
Royal Baking Powder adds
healthful qualities to the food.
Testifying before the Pure Food Com
mittee of Congress, the Professor stated
that fruit acids were excellent articles
of food and that of these cream of tar
tar, the acid of grapes, held rank with
the highest both in itself and its effect
in the process of leavening and baking.
He regarded the results from- cream
of tartar baking powder as favor
able to health. Scientists and hygien
ists are in accord with this opinion,
. Royal is the only Baking
Powder made from Royal
Crape Cream of Tartar,
ELECTION MAY BE
FORGED BY LAWS
Statutes in Strict Interpreta
tion Do Not Give Governor
Power to Name Judge.
Report, which proved unfounded,
had it today that Probate Judge Bell
had been appointed by Governor De
neen to tho county Judge vacancy.
If the state laws are strictly ad
hered to, it Is doubtful if the Rock Is
land county taxpayers can escape the
outlay of from 7,000 to $8,000 which
v ill be necessary to replace Judge R.
W. Olmsted, who was elevated, from
the county Judgeship to the circuit
tench at the recent election.
Efforts are being put forth as has
been already stated in The Argus, to
have Governor C. S. Deneen name j
Probate Judge B. S. Bell to assume
the duties of the county Judge in ad
d.tion to his own, and to decline to
call a special election.
Whether or not the state executive
can find a way to do so, remains to
be seen. The law holds that in case
there is a vacancy in such an
office and the unexpired term
is more than one year, which is true in
this case, then the governor shall call
a special election.
When however the unexpired term
is less than a year, the governor may
fill the office by appointment. Th
piesent unexpired term is over two
However it has been pointed out to
the governor that Rock Island county
finances are such as to make a special
election and primary practically prohibitive.
A pitiful story of a hard working
husband attempting to keep his fam- j
Uy together and prevent his children j
from growing up In an atmosphere of j
vice and Immorality was told this morn
ing when Samuel Green, who is lnv
prisoned In the county jail for the
murder of his wife, unfolded to repre
sentatives of the press the long se
quence of events which had lead up
to the crime of Thursday afternoon.
when In a fit of Jealous rage the giant
negro slashed his wife's throat with
a razor and then turned on the officer
who had been an involuntary witness
of the crime.
The old story of another man coming
Into the home and alienating the af
fections of the wife was again retold
this morning, and it was this state
of affairs which led Indirectly to the
murder. "I never intended to kill my
wife, as God is my witness," said
Green, "but when I saw her and
thought of the life she had brought
to me, a wave of anger and rage
swept over me and took complete pos
session of my entire being."
In relating his past history and the
chain bf events which led up to the
murder, Green 6ald: "We were mar
ried at Evansville, Ind., 16 years ago,
and our domestic life was unruffled un
til five years ago, when a negro named
Frank Pate became friendly with my
wife, and I learned that she was un
true to me. She would smuggle him
in a back window while I was away
at work and send the children out but
In later years when she was enter
taining men she became brazen and
did not go to the trouble to send the
girls away. Pate did not come around
for about a year, until last week, when
he came to Davenport and again be
came intimate with my wife. Tues
day night I came home from work and
found my wife had gone out. She came
in at a late hour so drunk that she
could not undress herself, and while
I was performing this duty I found
gold watch in her stocking which I be
lieve belonged to Pate. I asked her
where she got the watch and she told
me It was none of my business. I
have frequently remonstrated with her
about carrying lunches to men at the
depot, for which she would get
money and spend it for drink, while I
had to pay the bills. All my remon
strances were met with curses.
LOSES HIS HEAD.
"When she left, she took my Insur
ance policy, and I wanted it to make
over to my two girls, Mabel, aged 14,
and Gladys, aged 11. I learned where
my wife was stopping and went to an
officer to get the policy. I had no In
tention of doing her harm, but when
she refused, I became mad with rage
I had been drinking a little and
committed the deed. When the officer
struck me with his club, it dazed me,
and I attacked him. I did not know
what I was doing."
According to the Davenport police
records. Green has never been arrest
ed there, and neighbors testify as to his
Industry and good habits. He was em
ployed at the St. James hotel for 10
years and for the past six months had
worked at the Palestine hotel, Davenport.
J q q J Stoves have
mmrmm iMn them all. beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and our prices are so low
that we are frequently
told we are from $5
to $10 lower than our
competitors, who sell mostly on the in
Come in and look over our line be
fore you buy. We'll be glad to show you.
Allen . Mvers & Company
FEW LEFT OF OLD CONGRESS GUARD; "UNCLE JOE" AND
OTHERS WHO HAVE SERVED LONG TO LEAVE OFFICIAL LIFE
SCARCITY OF COAL
IS FELT LOCALLY
The scarcity of hard coal in Rock
Island is very pronounced at the pres
ent time and the situation Is likely to
become worse. Hard nut especially
is very scarce, one local dealer being
obliged to turn down orders for It for
the past seven weeks. There is also
a very short supply of the range and
egg coal on the local market. The
shortage Is due to the strike in east
ern mines last spring and the severity
of the winter.
It is predicted that when the great
lakes navigation season Is ended and
that avenue of transportation to the
west Is cut off, this section of the
country will find Itself absolutely
without a ton of anthracite.
APPLES! APPLES 1 APPLES I
Go to Laflin's orchard, three miles
south of Milan for your winter apples.
lAd vert isement.)
Fred Rolling, colored, accused of
slugging and robbing the West Liber
ty man who was knocked unconscious
with a piece of lead pipe wielded by
two negroes, was dismissed this morn
ing, owing tp the failure of the com
plaining witness to appear.
E. J. Murphy, a railroad man, with
his month's salary, amounting to
$115.75 in his pocket,- was yesterday
taken in tow by some saloon charac
ters, who were rapidly getting him
intoxicated, after which it 1b supposed
that they Intended to "roll" him. Of
ficer Kirsch arrived on the scene in
t'.me to put a quietus on the proceed
ings and piloted the intended victim
to the station where he remained
overnight to sober up. His drunk
had cost him only 60 cents which in
dicates indue generosity upon the
part of his saloon hosts. He paid a
fine of f2 and costs this morning.
Harry Terrel, oolored, held for the
theft of a suit of clothes belpnging
to Joseph Suttler, also colored, was
dismissed this morning, after it had
been proven that the man was Inno
cent The suit was found by an offi
cer at 2502 Fourth avenue, where it
had been left by its owner, who was
unab'.e to find It when he returned for
The case of Charles Reed, who Is
charged with robbery, was this morn
ing continued for 10 days. Reed is al
leged to have stolen a wallet, contain
ing 20 from Benjamin Oliver last
Sunday morning, when the latter fell
in a bed of sanburrs and was engaged
in extricating them from his person.
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Venison stew at Bennett's, 1507 8e
ond avenue, 1-2-3 and 4, tonight. (Advertisement.)
Washington, Nov. 16. When the
gavel falls on the new congress which
Woodrow Wi'.son probably will call in
special session next spring a big ma
jority of the old republican wheel
horses who have guided the destinies
of their party and of the nation
through four administrations will be
missing. They were burled undor the
landslide of Nov. 5.
Only a handful of the once power
ful group that ruled supreme in the
house of representatives will be there.
The places of others will be nT.ed by
ycung and inAperienced democrats,
who will Berve apprenticeships before
they will be allowed to take a hand in
the important matters of the house.
Most prominent among the fallen
warriors of the lower house is '"Uncle
Joe" Cannon, Just rounding out his
?Sth year in the harness. He held
half the Important committee chair
manships before he went to chair
as successor to former Speaker Hen
derson. More than any of his former
lieutenants will this most picturesque
figure in the political arena, and most
human and best beloved man In the
house be missed by his colleagues and
by those who sit in the galleries.
Though he has fought many bitter
fghts in congress. Uncle Joe has al
ways held the respect and the love
of his enemies. Those who fought
and finally defeated him felt that he
was made a sacrifice for many who
hide behind him. He bore the brunt
of the attack and when he went down
to defeat it was with the respect of
friend and foe alike.
He is the oldest man in the hou&r:
in point of service, and when he re
tires Sereno Payne, of New York, wi:i
be the ranking member. Half a dozen
other members of the conservative
wing of the republican party who
represent Illinois went down to de
feat with their leader. George E.
Fobs, who represented an Illinois dis
trict for 20 years, will be missed.
So also, will Representative Prince,
once chairman of the committee on
military affairs, who has served for
18 years. William B. McKinley. who
managed President Taft's pre-conven-tion
campaign, is also on the list of
a fight for the senate.
Representative Samuel McCall, of
Massachusetts, by general consent
the most scholarly member, retires
after 20 years' service. He Is making
a aght for the senate.
Representative Dalzell, called the
"high priest of protection for home
industries," was defeated In the
Pennsylvania primaries. He Is serv-, other who will be missed. For 18
lr.g his 13th term. "Cy" Sulloway, years he has championed the cause of
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