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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU5. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1913.
OF STATE CONFER
i Sessions Began at Galesburg
! Yesterday Dr. Andreen
i on Program Tonight.
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The Remarkable Thing About
the Stetson Specials
i3 that vou are in style the minute you put one on. Derbies or soft hats in all colors
and styles. Bows in back, three-quarters or the sicU. $3.50 up.
The most complete stock of men's furnishings in the three cities is our boast.
Tbe annual conference of the Luther
SPECIAL: You can't beat our line of
imported velour hats at
$3 to $10
Knox Hats $5 and 'Up
Open Saturday Eve.
The Latest in Fall
PARENTS DEAD, HIS BRAIN AND LUNGS
HALF GONE, BOY GROPES FOR KNOWLEDGE
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and eats. At 13 lie never has known
a home, he cannot read or write, yet
he has picked up a knowledge of elec
tricity by watching the electricians.
"Willie" wants to be an electrician
himself. "Poor little kid," said a nurse
at the hospital. "His only amusement
is electricity. He watches the men
like a hawk, imitates them, pesters
thorn with questions and experiments.
Ho can't go to school or-play with o"h
cr hoys, and everybody is busy too
b'isv to Iu;y him a few toys, and tc
teach him what he warts to know.''
"Willie," whoso real name is Uhine-
hart Katz. is weak and delicate, but
despite the doctor s predictions, he is
stiil living.. And he's lively and happy
and getting fat.
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ViilUf Katz at work in Chicago hospital.
riiicago. Sept. 26. A pair of big j oped, one chamber of his heart wae
gray eyes, p :-mtle. and a w isp of scrag ! out of commission, and his lungs were
ply hair that's "Willie." He lives at
the county hospital, whither lie was
taken two years Hgo. The doctors
so ravaged by tuberculosis that less
than one-third remained.
His mother died in the insane ward
then aid he wouldn't live a week, at Dunning, and his father in the tuber
Only one lo'je of his brain was devel - culosis hospital, where "Willie" sleeps
v Special Taxation Notice.
Not'ce is hereby given to all persons
interested, that the city council of tha
city of Rock Island, county of Rock
rsland, state of Illinois, having ordered
that a local improvement be made by
paving Tenth avenue from Twenty
firt street to Twenty-third street, the
ordinance for the same being on file in
the office of the city clerk, having ap
plied to the county court of Rock Is
land county for an assessment of the
costs of aid improvement, according
to frontage, and an assessment there
fore having been made and returned to
said, court, the final hearing thereon
will be on the 9th day of October, A.
D. 1913, a. D o'clock a. m., or as soon
thereafter as the bus'ness of the court
will permit All persons desiring may
file objections ln'said court before'
said day and may appear on tbe hear
ing and make their defense. Said as
sessment is payable in ten (10) in
stallments, and all installments except
the first shall bear in'erest from date
and after date of confirmation until
paid, at the rate of fle (5) per cent
pep annum. W. J. SANDERS,
Official appointed to make assessment.
Dated Sept. 22, 1913. (Adv.)
Your complexion as well as -your
temper is rendered miserable by a dis
ordered liver. By taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets you
can inprove both. Sold by all drug
! league of Illinois, embracing Illinois,
j Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin,
i opened at Galesburg last evening with
I an attendance of over 100 delegates
! from these states. The sessions are
being held in the First Lutheran
church and continue through Sunday.
The following program was carried
out last evening:
Altar services Rer. c. M. Olander,
Rev. Gustaf Oberg.
Vocal solo, "Lead, Kindly Light"1
Miss Olga Backman.
Sermon Rev.. J. L.' Bergstrand, pres
ident, of Bloomington.
Song, "The King of Love My Shep
herd Is" Choir.
Address of w elcome Rev. Mr. John
son. Response Miss Marie Setterdahl,
Vocal solo Miss Edna Iarson, Pax
ton. Appointment of committees.
Adjournment . . ; ;
The sessions this morning began
with an hour, of .prayer conducted by
Rev. J. I. Bergstrand of Blcomington.
president of. the league, followed ' by
reports of the president, secretary,
statistical secretary, treasurer, execu
tive committee-and oth-r officers. At
neon dinner was served to the visitors
in Luther hall by the Galesburg league.
The afternoon, sessions began t at 2
o'clock with an hour of prayer and pa
pers by Rev. Ulrik Fryxell of this city
and Rev. G. A. Swanburg of AVood
hull. Lutheran Htpratnre was discuss
ed by Rev. Carl Christensoa of Chi- j
cago and Miss Josephine Young of!
Chicago, Rev. E. W. Magntison of Ran
kin, Rev. Clar?nce Ostrom of Ando
ver, and Rev. F. W. Anderson of La
Porte, Ind. Musical numbers were
given by Miss Esther Fryxell of this
ci'y and Arthur Ehrcnstrora of Bethel
This evening after an hour of pray
er there will be a program including
an address by Dr. Gustav Andreen,
president of Aueustana college, on the
subject, "The Fruits of the Reforma
tion That We Are Reaping."
Saturday morning there will be an
hour of prayer followed by a general
discussion of bible characters. Satur
daj' afternoon the general discussion
will be on the subject, "Ry What Means
and in What Ways Can Young People
Best Promote Church Work?" Satur
day excnJng at 7 o'clock in Luther hall
will occur the annual banquet served
by the Mission and Tract society with
a fine after-dinner program of address
es and musical numbers. This session
promises to he vrry interesting.
Sundav morning there will be serv
ices with communion. The communion
sermon will lie preached by Rev. C. E. j
Lundgren of Waukegan and Rev. C. A. j
Lindvall of Chicago will also preach.
At 12:r.O Sunday school w'll be held
with addresses by some of the visit
ing parlors, and at H in the afternoon
there will be an address by Professor
C. J. Sodergren of Augubtana college
on "The Joy of Life."
The Sunday evening session will be
the closing ona and an address will be
given by Rev. .lohan Landin of Chi
cago, and there will lie addresses by
a representative of the student body
of Augnstana college and by Dr. J. N.
Lawre of Andover. His topic will be
"The Great Attainments."
Officers of the state league are:
President Rev. J. I. Bergstrand of
Recording Secretary Miss Hilda Ol
son of Geneseo.
' Statistical Secretary Miss Anna
Johnson of LaPorte, Ind.
Literature Secretary Rev. Carl
Christenson of Chicago.
Treasurer Austin Laurence of Pax
ton. Executive Committee I. M. Ander
son of Chicago, Rev. J. A. Benander of
Rockford, and Miss Marie Setterdahl
of New Windsor.
The trn way to conquer circum
stance is to be a greater c!rcumtaac
yourself. Old Sayins.
You young men who want the smart
est styles, and older men, too, ought
to see the new models we have brought together for
you this season. The special designs which have
been prepared are very new, clever, original; many
unique features you il not get in any other clothes.
Clever conceptions of the latest models in
Hart Schaffner & Marx,
Garson, Meyer Co.,
$20.00 to $35.00
Clothcraft Clothes $12 to $20
There is a lot of individuality in the way the shoul
ders are shaped; the trousers have new, distinctive
lines; the waistcoats are different.
You know your right if you're wearing our
l ' ii it i .1
EMPFHTON" was wan-
dcrlnir through the
south as a beck oger.t
when he met Nannie
Sh was standing
in a pearh orchard,
roii.eps it was tht
peach t'lcisonis, per
l.ape it was tht pret
ty fare, or it may
tat. been lit. dimity
COn which. caused Pexberton to fall
lu lore with te tt'rl.
lie ta ked to her about the rcerlti
cf his Lack. Th. tlrl hud never aeen
iLv rr.e so l.andsoiKO before and she
fciid uvcr llsteacd to any on. who
tltfoavwd in eu'd uieillfluent tones.
l'emborton remained for f?w days
!a the neightorhcod and wrot. a son
l.rt r.l.out peaoh Mosctnfc and wm-li-dy
iu d'rclty who stood beneath
tl.etu. The Krl cepitulatrd nd they
l'mLcrton had no definnite Idea of
whit he intended to do in life. Kt
thour.U that he would be willing to
3Ule df wn in a c'trkslnp. H found
t the end of three years that the
W:til f r learning was strong wJthir.
Wis hd wjj full cr unreaiiza
fcal net married re. you rcil:t har.i Tht Penabertona tad llttla monay
goro to rclleje. ila and th. baby J whan they cam to Horlcon nnlversi
drsg ycu down. Now, thera is no uiety. Pemberton tutortd two or three
THE GIRL CAPITULATED.
1 k-i.-- r.-oa vn-i fee'." aid Nan
sic rue day. "You tbisk tli&t ir jrou sat ain't
I know I . youafatera ia th. preparatory de-
" 1 narrrncnt 1 , err. rrrt. a e r. r. r. r
'Am net," atid Pezibertci. "Dca't i wt'-1, !. aoid to one of the mcga-
tcB'tnt str&tb Of this t
in ycur ny.sa rc, Jim
ain't wortcy of you. but
conld-.d bimaalf a Iltarary csniaa,
A year went by and. tha iaumtaan
acuioa .came. -a& amuttotwygung.
edneator,with the aslstanca'of atr
erai student, 'orgtnlied th. Horicon
univerilty aussmer icheol.
Than It waa that Pmb.rton's wife
tock a dc Jul t. step. .Bho appeared,
with .books under her arm,-a a tu
dent Jp tha aommaf pehool. '
for tBra. wseks Ntrnia PemntrtoA
walked eT.ry day to tha institution
en tta.hill. Than aha waa en no
mor. In tha recitation room of the
"I'm sorry." eh. said, "hat 1 find
that tbe baby take aji nay time,"
The next day Pemberton appeared
oa the acene. He attended the sum
mer school for the rest cf the term
at a tpeUl student. It ecu Id never
he expected that a genius should d
vote hi-ncelf to the care of a baby that
his wife might get en education.
The new coilego year opened, A.
look of discontent seeir.od to hare et-
tied upon Pemberton' face, He grew
daily mere abstracted in hla c;anner,
jim," eaid his wife one eiternoon
as she came into hie study, "you
don't peern to te happy. You've aot
J your mind on something."
"Sit dawn," answered Pemberton,
end there was such c!ndeseesion in
his tone that the woman blushed for
Jey.'. "Tfce.acl Xt&kviK I fetl-thati
Horicortii toomail a places tor 'me. i
am determined-to bring before the
world taw Amejrlcan ccbool of tit-'
tratare. - I cn do It best from the
elawla ehade where Longfellow
waJked. , I wllh to goto Harrard." .
"And. you will. 'Jim." aaU hu wife,
aa . she . want werently away.
The poet nodded and -did not even
tell her that her grammar -ae faulty.
Bhe wet t to a tailor shop that aft
ernoon and brought home a large,
square-looking-package. All through
the winter term Pemberton'a wife
tolled every night until after mid
night, Wfclie Pemberton llyed la cloud
land a bank account in h!s wife's
name waa steadily groln, The tnsn
did net notice, m thera did, that the
bloom ad left his wife's cheeks and
that her form was bent and shrunken,
'I am not so sure." he eild to her
one day, "that I will P recognised
durleg my lifetime, But pf one thing
I am certain, and, that that I will
haye pesthumoua fame,"
'I'll help you get It, Jim." said his
a widow who made Hnrlcnn her
! home and had cothicg to do especial
ly, buttonholed Pemberton one morn
ing and tcld him he was not doing his
duty by his wife.
You ought .to get her out In so
oiety mors,". she said.
That Is the reason that the little
woman,' t&ufeh'. against ' bsr will, found
herself at the' next reception of Pena-
bertoa'r cless. Bhe realized, that iheri
nanqs naa necome coarse ana r.a, ,
and that her dress did not fit.' 6he
was glad to shrink hack into a oor
ner. Bhe was thinking of the time when
Jim would have the kind of fame
with the long adjective, and he should
be so happy, when she heard someone
mention her husband's name. Bhe
was so far back in the corner that the
two young women who were talking
did not Sao her.
"When his turn came to give a quo
tation in ths German class this morn
ing." the girl with th. spectacles waa
a' in 8". "he proceeded lo air his do
cJettle affairs. He rolled up his eyes
and quoted' from Schiller's "Song
of the Bell"
The passion Is short snd the re
gret ia Jong.' "
"Being, as I take it," continued the
girl 'with the yellow hair, "a public
announcement :f the fact that he is
tirad of his wife."
For days thereafter the carriage
of a physician was een before the
door cf Pemberton' little cottage.
The news spread through the college
community .that In splta of all thari
had been don Pemberton's wife was
"rery low." ;The forces of her life
'.'Her constitution had been undtr-4
mined by overwork and lack of
sleep," said the phyalcUn. .
-'IBha has a broken hea:t," ho mightl
have aald, had, he only known. ?
.Even. the groat epic poem, which
was the corner stone of the new!
AXherican school of literature, was do-l
serted Pemberton. face to faoo with
the reality of lifo. knelt at his wlfe i
bedside and between sobs prayed that
re might be spared to him. ,
There came a day wbei; Pember
ton's wife felt that the ad of all had
"Jim," ahe said, "I haven't forgot-'
tea about Harvard and that famu with
the long name that you wanted so,
bad. - Unbeknowcct to vu J har'
been saving money. There ought to
be enough to get through a roar it
Harvard, allowing that It cent twice
as much as It does here. Nerer mind
about ths baby. My folks has agreed
to tske care of him. Goadby, Jim.'
and God Liless you."
"Don't. Nan!" rnonnd ths ma a
he clutched his Tire's Ihin hand.
Can't you see that -ou are killing
me? Come back! For Goti's sai