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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1912.
Christmas Church Programs
FIRST SWEDISH 1.1THERAX. i
The Sunday school of the First
Bwedlst Lutheran church baa arrang
ed the following program, to be given
on Thursday evening, December 26:
Song Sunday school.
Responsive Scripture reading and
Song The school.
"Welcome" Otto Ne'.aon. k
"Christmas Greeting" Lydla Olson.
Song, "Hail, Hall the King" Class
"At Christmas" Miss Minnie John
Bible exercise Miss Ruth Swan
Song, "Don't Ton Know It's Christ
mass?" Mrs. Rook's class.
"Now Is Come" Miss Mar go Oster-
"Virgin Mary" A. F. Pealstrom's
Bible Exercise Mrs. U I Peter
son's and It. J. Wessel's classes.
Pinno Solo Oenone ADDlt
"The Orient Star" Miss C. Peter
"Thou Pretty Pine" Elvira Peter-1
"Grandma's First Christmas In
America" J. A. Anderson's class.
Song, "Just a Little Baby" Class of
"Prince of Judah" Mrs. Jonson's
"Christmas Night" Gertrude Ed
wards. "Christmas Gifts- Miss Llllls
Song, "The Children's Carol"
Class of boys.
"On Christmas Nlghf Jennie Lar
von. Lillian Foster.
"When Christmas Bells Again Are
Chiming" Miss Minnie Llndstrom'l
Piano Duet Helen and Agnes John
son. "He Is Called 'Prince of Peace"
Mls.i Hilda Seltne't class.
"He Is Called "Wonderful' "J. M.
Song, "That Wondrous Night"
Class of girls.
"I Love to Hoar the Story" Oenone
"Christmas nymn" C. L. Swan
Vocal Solo (Selected) Miss Nellie
"And His Nam Shall Be Called
'Iniiniinucl'" Myrtle Wessel, Effle
"My Host Friend" Reuben Peal
etroin. Anthem, "There Were Shepherds"
"Fare well" -AKnes Johnson.
VET F.N II SHTTI.EMEJiT.
Song, "Praise Hira" School.
A ChriHtmns Speech Albert Molt
tf'n. Bible IeHBon Arthur Swanson.
"How to Spell Christmas" Miss
"Chrintmos" Grace Fuller.
"Little Christmas Buby" Misa
"Christmas In the" Country" Elvers
Anils' Glory Song Mesnra. Deck
er, liurkcr and Mrs. Peterson's class
ft. "A Birthday Gift" Alice Peterson.
Recitation Hilda Johnson.
Recitation Paula Bulcce.
Piano So'.o Hesple Nichols.
is all you
. Have to j
Now Buy Today
Come down to the S. W. Bowlby Music Store and select your piano today.
Fay down 5.00 and have a piano In your bonie ChrUtnias morning. We will
nibke delivery even though you are a late Christmas shopper.
S. W. Bowlby Music House
1609 Second Avenue.
The Lord's Prayer Y.'illiam Bar
ker's and Ernest Swanson's classes.
Snow Fight Kindergarten.
The Holly Gladys Malmrose.
Lullaby William Barker's and K.
"Merry Christmas, Deacon" Eddie
"At Christmas Time" W. B. Bar
"We Will Be Glad" Goldie Young.
"No Slumber nor Sleep" Mr.
Horn's, Mr. Benson's and Mrs. Bar
Recitation Emma Gelger.
I Only Know Edith Llndqnist.
"Little Lambs so White and Fair"
Six kindergarten girls.
"Open Thy Heart's Door" Clarence
Plato duet Delia Eckerman and
The Nativity Rosle Depape, Myr
tle "Wessel, Meta Arp, Myrtle Ludwig.
"God's Tear" Miss Erlckson's
Solo Leona Bowers.
The Christ-Chl.d In the Manger"
Blanche Peters, Freddie Ewert, Pearl
Recitation Lewis Peterson.
German song, "Stllle Nacht, Hellige
Nacht" German children.
"The First Christmas Day" Mrs.
"Little Town of Bethlehem" Miss
"Christmas Joy" Ruth Krueger,
Mary Griffin, Dorothy Griffin.
"Christmas Bells" Miss Erlckson's
and Mr. Justus' classes.
"Room for tie Christ-King" Irene
"Call of the New Year" Mr. Jus
"Mother-love and Christ-love" Miss
Piano solo Helen Wessel.
Recitation Lola Fuller.
"A Christmas Wish" Eva Austin.
"Pilgrims of the Night" Minnie Vo
gel. "Some Christmas Customs" Mr.
"The Light Divine" Ida Ludwig.
"Hall to the King" Mr. Home's.
Mr. Benson's and Mrs. Barber's class
es. BABY WOOD DUCKS.
Ths Journey to the Water When Thsy
Leave Their Lofty Nests.
Somebody, Burroughs, I believe, said
"the notion that the mother duck takes
the young birds one by one in ber beak
and carries them to the creek Is doubt
less erroneous." I could not see bow
else It could be done, writes a contrib
utor to the Youth's Companion, and I
spent several valuable days of several
different years in trying to find out
how It was done.
, The thing thnt puzzled me was how
the mother wood duck (Alx sponsa)
managed to get ber numerous progeny
down from their lofty cradle and upon
the water without injuring them. I
was nut alone In my Ignorance; some
very eminent ornithologists have won
dered about the mutter ns well.
After a Eve mile pull one hot June
day I let my boat lie iu the shiiie of
some lofty cottonwoods that grew on
the lake shore, while I lay back and
watched the play of shadows on the
A splash near by attracted my atten
tion, and I looked round to see a moth
er wood dnck just allKhring. There
was a little one by ber side, but I did
not see bow It pot there. In a mo
ment tlie old din-k roe. circled ja. few
times to gala altitude, and made di
rect for a bole In a large dead tree a
few rods away. The bole was at least
lixty feet from the ground. The duck
squeezed her body , through the open
ing and disappeared. She came back
In a few momenta with a duckling In
tier mouth. After resting for a mo
ment she came sailing down, and plac
ed this baby beside the 11 rst One aft
er another she carried down the entire
brood of eleven little yellow and black
fluffy balls. They flapped their tiny
wings and fluttered In the water as if
that were not the first time they bad
ever been In swimming.
The mother duck returned once more
to the tree to make sure that she bad
not overlooked one, came back, placed
herself at the bead of the procession,
called ooftly to ber babies and swam
away, followed 'by the entire family
In single file.
A QUAINT PHILOSOPHER.
Ha Deftly Turned His Little Faults
Into Real Virtue.
In August Strind berg's "Easter (a
play) and Stories," translated from the
Swedish by lma Swanston Howard,
la a quaint bit of conscience easing
reasoning by a matter of fact philo
sophical photographer. He bad a
partner, who posed as a real, a fault
less, philosopher. But this matter of
fact chap was "full of little eccentrici
ties. For instance, he smoked tobacco
all day long; be could never learn to
close a door after him; be stuck the
knife Into his month Instead of the
fork; be went about In the bouse with
his hat on; he manicured bis nails la
the middle of the atelier, and at night
be bad to have three mugs of ale. He
was full of faults."
To his faultless partner the matter
of fact one thus justified his short
comings: "Just consider! I do not
drink to excess, therefore I attend to
the business. I dont steal, I sever
speak 111 of you. I never complain, I
never tarn white Into black, I'm never
uncivil to customers, I rise early in
the morning, I trim my nails to keep
the developer clean, I keep my hat on
my bead so as not to shed hairs on
the plate, I smoke tobacco to clear the
atmosphere of poisonous fumes.
leave the doors ajar to avoid making
a noise in the atelier. I drink ale at
night so as not to. fall into the whisky
habit, and I shove my knife Into my
mouth to avoid sticking myself with
"Verily, thou art a great philoso
pher, said the partner. "Now
shall be friends, and thus we'll make
An illustration of what mankind
owes to the labor saving Arabic nu
merals compared with preceding forms
of notation is shown in addlnz 1848 to
1848, the sum bf which is expressed in
only four figures, or 3696. Meantime
in Roman characters we would have
to denote 1848 with the capital letters
MDCCCXLVIII. Repeating these let
ters explains -why Cicero complained
of the sweating toil of all addition,
On that account Homer's total of Aga
memnon's fleet is not the correct
sum of the different contingents to it
which he gives bf the Grecian states.
Herodotus is worse yet when he gives
the total fignnes of Xerxes' army after
enumerating the quota of the various
nationalities which composed it. Like
wise what a life insurance company
would now do without .Ajbic nu
merals may be Imagined. -r. Wil
liam Hauna Thomson In Designer.--
How Machinery Breathes.
An English writer on engineering
subjects, Mervyn O'Gormsn. calls at
tention to the fact that a piece of ma
cbinery, such us an automobile, laid
aside after being used is in danger of
Internal rusting through a kind of res
piration which affects cylinders, gear
boxes, clutch chambers, interspaces in
ball bearings, aud so forth. Every in
closed air space "breathes" by draw
ing In air wheu a fall of temperature
contracts its walls and expelling it
when the walls expand through beat.
The moisture introduced with the air
Is deposited in the cavities and may
produce serious damage through rust.
The popular belief tlat oil will pro
tect the inaccessible parts of unused
machinery is fallacious, since nearly
all oils take up about S per cent of
water In solution.
Acts of the Apostles.
The weight of testimony is in favor
of St Luke as the author of the Acts
of the Apostles, though some respect
able critics claim that the authorship
Is quite unknown. There are no sure
data for determining the date of the
Acts. Various dates have been as
cribed. Some think that it was writ
ten about the year 80, while others
hold that It could not hsve been writ
ten before the second century, about
A. D. 125. New York American.
A Hard 8tunt.
"A man can do almost anything
when he discovers that he most"
"Have yoo ever felt that you must
get upmalrs at 2 a. m. without waking
your wife?" Chicago Record Herald.
A Sensitive Child.
Uncle Gus So this Is the baby, eh?
I used to look just like him at that
age. What's he crying about now?
Niece Susie Ob. Uncle Gus. be beard
what you said. Chicago News.
Rheumatism Relieved n a Vw Hours.
N. B. Langiey. MadisonWla.. says:
"I was almost help lees with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had It in
my neck so could on turn my head,
and all through my oody. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief tor Rheumatism,
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second ave.
sue. Rock Island: Gut Schlegel & Boa.
220 West Secoad street Davenport
All the news all the Ume Tt
.el? Wnk in tbr
Immanuel's Lutheran. Children's
Christmas services Tuesday eveniug
at 7 o'clock.
Wednesday there will be German
services at 10 in the morning and at
7:30 In the evening there will be Eng
Christmas services ,at 10 o'clock
German Methodist. Christmas ser
mon Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
In the evening at 7:30 there will be
a Sunday school Christmas program.
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
bible study class and prayer services
will be omitted this week.
Wednesday evening-" the entertain
ment of the Sunday school will be giv
en at the church. A cantata, "A Coun
terfeit Santa Claus." will be given.
run mcLnuuiou x i aj ci
will be omiited this week because of
German Evangelical. Tomorrow ev
ening the Sunday school entertain
ment will be given.
" Christmas morning at 10:30 o'clock
services will be held at the church.
The sacrament cf the Lord's supper
wKl be administered.
Grace Lutheran. Services will be
held at the church Christmas morn
ing at 6:30 o'clock and 10 o'clock. Spe
cial music will be a feature of the ser
vices. Thursday evening the Sunday school
will have an entertainment at the
church at 7 o'clock when there will be
a tree and program.
Zion Lutheran. Services will be
held at the church Christmas morn
ing at 6:30 o'clock.' Wednesday ev
ening at 7 o'clock the Sunday school
festival will be held at the church.
Thursday evening at 7:30 the ban-
quet of the Men's- society will be held
at Augustana college dining room.
The Sunbeam socie-y will meet Sat-
New term at Brown's
Business College, Rock
Island, opens Jan. 6.
V Isa -i !wr rv vfij- U Hi
Every smoker is particular as to his favorite brands and our
stock is so complete that we can supply your demands for any
thing in the line of smokers' supplies. Our stock, of fancy box
goods, pipes, tobaccos, etc., is the largest and best selected in
tbe tri-cities and you have the assurance that every purchase
We have all the popular brands ' in a variety of sizes and
shapes. Jose Vila and Preferencia in all sizes a specialty. Also
exclusive agents for the famous Cinco 5c cigar.
We pride ourselves on our line of pipes. , Briars, meer
schaums, calabash, etc., to suit every fancy. Cigar and cig
aret holders in meerschaum and amber. Prices at a wide
range. Call and see them.
All size packages in the well known brands "in glass and tin
Jars, suitable as humidors. Prices to suit everyone.
Our stock of fine candies was never more complete. We move
these goods fast and for that reason our stock is always fresh.
You may choose from Robert's Famous Boston chocolates' and
bon bons, Gunther's, Morse's, Gansert's, Abraham's and Rod-dewig-Schmidt's.
See Our Window Display. Special Attention to Lady Shoppers
THE RESL CEGKR STORE
SECOND AVENUE : KAIN & REINHART,
urday afternoon with Mrs. Louisa Sea
berg, 4303 Seventh avenue.
The annual congregational meeting
will be held New Year's day at 2
United Presbyterian. The Christ
mas entertainment will be held at the
church tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock.
Prayer services will be omitted
Friday evening at 7 o'clock there
will be an every member service at
the church. Dr. W. H. Blaneke of Dav-
The members of the Kate Hill Mis
sion society will serve lunch at Rolfs'
drug sore tomorrow from 2 to 7
Central Presbyterian. This evening
at 7:30 the Sunday scliocl entertain-1
ment will be held at the church. There I
will be a treat from the church, and !
as ia former years it will be a giving j
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
Woman's Home and Foreign Mission
ary society will meet with Miss Emily
Freeman, 1100 First avenue. j
Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock fhere '
will be a congregational meeting at
Prayer services will be omitted this
Broadway Presbyterian. This even
ing the Sunday school entertainment
will be given at the church at 7
Friday afternoon the Woman's Mis
sion society will meet with Mrs. D. C.
Thompson, 2507 Seventh avenue.
Prayer services will be held Friday
evening instead of Wednesday even
ing. South Park Presbyterian. The
Christmas entertainment of the Sun
day school will be held this evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
The prayer services and the. meet-
j ing of the Junior association
? omitted this week.
d this week.
The choir will meet for rehearsal j
Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
First Baptist. Prayer services will
be omitted this week.
The Christmas cn ertainment of the
Sunday school will be Leld Thureday
night the church.
ihe choir will meet for rehearsal
Fr'.aay evening at the church. "
First Swedish Lutheran. The Sun
day school teachers will meet this ev-
sb: t-1 11 fi II a!1 V Jl m H iril
ening at, 7 o'clock to decorate the
church for Christmas.
Early morning service will be held
Christmas beginning at 5:30 o'clock.
There will be two -selections by the
choir, and Karl A. Nelson of Augus
tana college will deliver a sermon.
The festival of the Sunday school
will be held Thursday evening at 7
o'clock in the church.
The Sunday school children will
meet at 9 o'clock Christmas morning
The trustees, will meet Friday even
ing at the home of Nels Swanson.
The annual business meeting of the
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Through the Interpretation of Antoine
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will be held Friday evening,
Trinity Episcopal. Midnight ser
vices will be held Christmas eve.
Christmas day services will be held
at 8 o'clock in the chapel, and at 10
The Christmas entertainment of the
Sunday school will be held Thursday
evening at 7 o'clock at. the parUh
house, when a play, "The Nativity, '
will be given.
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