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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1913.
I SYNOD AT VIOLA
Members of Illinois Body Con
" vene Tuesday to Thursday
E. 3. McKown on Program.
ARMY MAN'S WIFE DENIES SENSATIONAL
CHARGES OF HUSBAND IN FRISCO TRIAL
Programs are out for the meeting
lot the United Presbyterian synod of
.Illinois, to be held at Viola, commenc
ing luesaay, &ept. 30, and con
tlnulng through Thursday. E. B. Mo-
rKown of this city will lead an elders
u conference Wednesday afternoon. The
I meeting will open Tuesday evening
with a sermon by Rev. C. R. Steven
son, retiring moderator. This is the
program for the other two days:
? WEDKDAT, OCT. I.'
:- 9:00 Devotional and bible study,
:Dr. J. B. Work.
'- 9:30 Business.
11:10 Missionary and Efficiency
commTtee, Dr. S. J. Kyle.
: 11:35 Synod survey, synodical sup
erintendent 2:00 Bible study, J. B. Work.
2:30 V. P. C. U. work, chairman of
J'.OQ TlAucslUott, Ttoe Semtoary, Dr.
- Jemae Johnson; Tba College, Vr. T. H.
4:15 Pastors' conference led by
7 Rev. j. h. Miller; elders' conlerence,
l led by Elder E. B. McKown.
- 7.30 Praise service, led by Rev.
8:00 The Foreign Work, Dr. C. R.
: . THITISDAY,' OCT. 2.
I 9:00 Bible study. Dr. J. B. Work.
-7 9:30 Evangel'Btic, members ot
i 10:00 Sabbath Schools, Dr. J. E.
10:0 Temperance, Rev. F. S. Mc-
Bride, state superintendent Anti-Sa-"
2:00 Bible study.
2:30 Home board. Dr. R. A. Hutch-
3:00 The Freemen's Board. Dr. J.
: 3:30 Business.
1:30 Praise service, led by Rev. 3.
E 8:00 Sermon, Dr. J. D. Rankin.
I Communion. Dr. J. W. Witherspoon.
wife and "
RECEIVE CONVERTS AT
A series of revival services, con
ducted by Dr. D. P. Montgomery, an
evangelist, began at Edgewood Baptist
church, corner Forty-fourth street and
Fifth avenue, yesterday. Dr. Mont
gomery conducted three services and
the congregation was impressed with
the earnestness of the evangelist. The
subject for the morning sermon was
Walking with God," the afterncon
theme wa3 "Lost," and the evening
subject .was "Business Sagacity." He
is a true preacher of a great Stviour
and a number who heard him came
forward and were received for mem
bership in the church cn profession of
The singing is lead by D. Paul Mont
gomery, a son of the evangelist, vao
sang a number of solos in a most im
pressive way. The singing is to be a
feature of the revival meetings and
Rev. C. A. Carwatt is to come early
in the week to assist in this part of
the service. He is one of the fore
most evangelistic singers of the day
and a successful worker in evangelis
Services will be held every even
ing through the week beginning at
7:30, conducted by Dr. Montgomery
There will be a choir and a large
chorus, one section of which will be
composed of boys and girls.
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, Buy a hom of Reldy Bros.
; For eypresa, call William Treta.
Tri-Clty Towol Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
8U per cent farm mortgages. Litten
ft Roberta. People's Nationa. bank
Attend Court of Honor dance at
ftpselln's hall. Thursday evening, Oct.
2. Gents 25 cents, ladles 15 cents.
Uleuer's orchestra. (Adv.)
San FranciBco, Sept. 29. Mrs. Bes
sie C. Jiferriam, against whom sensa
tional charges have been made in the
divorce suit of her husband. Captain
H. C. Merriam, U. S. A., has gone on
the witness stand to defend her good
name. Her husband has introduced
testimony in an attempt to show that
she was unduly intimate with Major
Clarence Murphy while Merriam was
stationed at Jackson barracks, nar
New Orleans, in 1911. Murphy obtain
ed bis title through service on the
staff of the governor of Louisiana. He
was a friend of Captain. Merriam.
During the absence of Captain Mer
riam on duty on the Texas border from
April to June, 1911, Major Murphy fre
quented Jackson barracks. Later, af
ter Captain Merriam's return from Gal
veston, Mrs. Merriam was directed by
him to leave the barracks. She went
with her daughter to Indianapolis and
In time received notification from Ma
or Samuel A. Kephart, commandant,
not to return. An appeal to the war
department by the wife ended when
the Washington authcritles sustained
the action of Major Kephart. Later
Captain Merriam was placed in charge
of mine planting at the Presidio of
San Francisco. He commenced divorce
proceedings in San Francisco early in
the present year.
Mrs. Merriam on the stand emphat-
j Rally denied that her relations wl'h
been other than
Murphy had ever
those of friendship.
"Major Murphy was a friend ol my
husband-s," she said, "and my husband
had asked me to receive him. Wo
went to the theatres together, twice
on an automobile Tide and he was at
our home at the barracks while my
husband was there and while my hus
band was absent on duty in Texas.
"At no time ever in my life havJ
I received Major Murphy alone or J
gone witn mm unattended by memoers
cf my family to either theatres, res
taurants or on automobile rides."
Mrs. Merriam denied that the wo
men of Jackson barracks had ostra
cized her. She denied also that she
ever had taken poison with suicidal
intent or administered poison to their
Major Murphy, who came from Paris
to save the name of the woman who is
being assailed, took the stand and de
nied every charge of intimacy with
Mrs. Merriam. He denied a reputed
conversation which Captain Merriam
i accused him of having had with Mrs.
) HOLD RALLY DAY SERVICE ,
"Ra toy ersce at "RTO&toiay
Presbyterian church drew large con-
program marked the day. The pupils
in the various departments of the
Sunday school received promotion, ap
propriate services carrying out this
part of the program. Special music
was a feature of the day's services.
At South Park Presbyterian church
rally day was also observed and large
audiences attended all the exercises.
Each class in the Sunday school gave
a report ot the work done during the
year and of the plans for the future,
special songs and exercises were giv
en and the classes pledged an aggre
gate of $200 towards the church indebt
edness. Very satisfactory reports were
received of the growth of the various
Merriam over the telephone. He said
he never had spent a moment alone
with Mrs. Merriam.
Major Murphy declared he thought
the Merriams were an ideal couple at
the time the captain was stationed at
Warding Off "Old Age"
A London Physician Says:
vVhen a distinguished scientist like Dr. Xewsholme, of the Local Gov
emment Board, warns us that we are aging prematurely as the result of
the strain modern life throws on our hearts and arteries, it is worth think
ing what can be done to stop this health wastage.
Dr. H. Strauss, of Vienna, in a recent number of the "British Medical
Journal," makes the timely suggestion that much can be done to retard
this premature wear and tear by paying a little ordinary attention to the
The man whose heart or blood vessels begin to show signs of not being
as young aa they used to be should, for example, be very chary with his
meaty foods. Two and a half to three and a half ounces of meat a day Dr.
Strauss considers quite sufficient
More Important than what one eats, however, is what one drinks. Al
coholic stimulants of all kinds tend to burden the heart and blood vessels
by making them work overtime, which of course increases the wear and
tear. But It Isn't only alcoholic stimulants Dr. Strauss inveighs against.
Caffeine (the powerful drug contained In tea and coffee), this distinguished
scientist points out is also a powerful heart Irritant Every time one takes
a cup of these beverages the caffeine in It encourages one's heart to do
extra work which Is practically always uncalled for, and therefore is an utter
waste both ot energy and heart muscle.
In these days when the strain of modern competition and high-speel
mental work keeps one's heart constantly working at high pressure
(thereby tending to produce premature wearing out) anything which can
possibly add to the work thrown on the heart ought to be strenuously
voided. Caffeine, the powerful heart Irritant contained both in coffee and
tea is one of these substances.
It Is to meet the growing demand for a caffeine-free beverage, deli
cious and as appetizing as tea or coffee, that Postum was invented. Made
from the finest wheat
At the Peoples' Power Co.
Plant, foot of Fourth street,
Moline. Tel. Moline 126
Gaders for Sidewalks
Cinders for Driveways
Cinders for Concrete
Carload Price Reduced to
look like coffee, has a somewhat similar pleasant aromatic odor and a
delicious flavor, and best of alL is abs'Iutely free from caffeine or other .
Postum comes in two forms:
Bejjrnlar Postum must be well boiled.
Instant Postum is a soluble powder. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly in a cup of
hot water and, with the addition of cream and sugar, makes a delicious beverage instantly.
LONGEVITY IS EXPLAINED
Pastor Gillespie Delivers Powerful
Sermon to Bible Students.
There was nothing slow about Pas
tor Gillespie's lecture here yesterday.
He held his audience entranced while
he carefully opened up the scriptures on
the subject: "Victory O'er the Grave."
He appeaied only to the Bible for sup
port r.nd his points were well made
anl clearly and conclusively proved.
"We have reached the position which
we now occupy by means of the many
victories we have won along the path
way of our experiences. All mankind
has advanced by overcoming difficul-
t.-ii, and each victory prepares the
way for the succeeding one. Among
our many achievements, however,
there is one great and sad thing lack
ing we have failed to gain any vic
tory over the grave.
"Man's greatest enemy is dfath. In
stead, of man conquering death, death
have been conquering man. Man once
had perfect life, and no such thing as
death existed. When man disobeyed,
he became amenable to the death
penalty, and since then death has
gradually been gaining the ascen
dancy. Before the flood the average
man lived about 700 years before he
became the complete victim of death;
immediately after the flood the ave
rage fell down to 120 years whereas
now the average length of life is little
above 25 years. Even the proverbial
"three score and ten" years is already
a thing of the past. If something is
not done soon, what may we expect for
' our race in the course of a few cen
; turies? Thank God, the bible points
out a relief, and assures us that it will
come before it is too late!
"Like so many tributaries flowing
into one great river to swell its volume
and ultimately to be merged into the
great gulf below, so, century after cen
tury, have the lives of men flowed Into
the one great river of death which
terminates in the gulf or tomb. There
was no hope of deliverance until Jesus
came and voluntarily 'poured out His
soul unto death'; He also went down
this great river of death into the gulf
or grave. For three days, all seemed
lost; but on the third day, God raised
Him from the tomb. He was the first
one to gain victory o'er the grave.
"Since Jesus paid Adam's penalty,
Adam and his race are legally free,
and in God's appointed time they will
all be set free, and given an individual
trial In the Judgment day to prove
whether they are worthy of eternal life
o death. It was Jesus who opened
the way from death until life, and
eventually "All that are in their graves
shall hear His voice and come forth "
. German Evangelical The choir will
meet for rehearsal at the church
Thursday afternoon the Ladies' so
ciety will meet in monthly business
session at the church and members
are asked to attend.
Thursday evening the church board
will meet at the church.
Xext Sunday evening services in the
English language will begin at the
Spencer Memorial Methodist The
I mid-week prayer services will be held
at the church Wednesday evening.
The Ladies' Aid society will hold a
business session,' coffee and bakery
sale at the home of Mrs. Fred Fossell,
727 Thirty-fourth street, Thursday afternoon.
Memorial Christian This evening at
8 o'clock the Christian Endeavor so
ciety will meet in business session at
Wednesday evening at :30 prayer
services will be held at the church.
Thursday afternoon the Ladies' Aid
society will meet at the church for
Zion Swedish Lutheran Friday af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock the Ladies' so
ciety of South Moline will meet with
Mrs. Christian Allison, 515 Twentieth
Next Sunday morning a mission ser
vice will be held at the church with
the Misses Frederick, 112C Nineteenth
Wednesday evening prayer services
will be held at the church.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon at the church for
South Park Presbyterian The Jun
ior association will hold its monthly
mission meeting at the church Wed
nesday afternoon at 4:15. Prayer ser
vices will be held Wednesday evening
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Thursday evening at the church.
Broadway Presbyterian Mid-week
prayer services will be held Wednes
day evening at 7:45.
Thursday afternoon the Junior asso
ciation will meet at the church.
Friday the Ladies' Aid society will
hold an all day meeting at the church
for work. The members are asked to
bring their lunch. Coffee will be serv
ed a noon.
Friday evening the Men's Bible class
will entertain the members of the con
gregation at a get-together meeting at
the church. Thc 1-adies' Aid society
will serve refreshments free of charge
to every one.
First. Baptist Prayer and covenant
meeting will be held Wednesday even
ing at the church.
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
monthly meeting of the Woman's Mis
"There's a Reason
A congregational meeting of Cen
tral Presbyterian church will be held
In the Sunday school room Wednes
day evening, Oct 1, at 7:30 o'clock,
for the election of elders and to con
sider the selection of a pastor. Rev.
A. E. Moody of Aledo will moderate
the meeting and the members of the
congregation are asked to attend.
Don't waste your money buying plas
ters when you can get a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment for 5 cents.
j A piece ct flannel dampened with this
! liniment is superior to any plaster
I for lame back, pains in the side and
j chest, and much cheaper. Sold by alt
j druggists. (Aav.)
and there will be a special offering for;
Monday, Oct. f, at 5 o'clock, a con
firmation class will be organized.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, the semi-annual
meeting of the Woman's Home and
Fcreign Mission society will be held
at the home of Mrs. Peter' Benzon,
3322 Eighth avenue.
Grace Lutheran The choir will me-'t
for rehearsal Wednesday evening at 7
Thursday evening the Altar society
will meet with Miss Agnes Mortenson,
141 Fifth avenue, Moline.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon with Mrs. Olof Cer
vin, 3421 Sixth avenue.
The board cf trustees will meet Fri
day evening at 8 o'clock with J. E.
Bodeen, C30 Forty-first street.
United Presbyterian This evening
at 8 oclotk the board of trustees will
meet at the church.
.the Mission Study class will meet
this evening at 7:45 with Rev. and
Mrs. J. L, Vance, 1014 Fourteenth-and-a-half
Tomorrow evening the Kate Hill
! Mission society will be entertained by
social music by the Apollo chorus, Blon waeiy win De neia at tne Dome
oi :tirs. ri. i. summers. iut sixtn av
enue. Mrs. P. J. Wagner will be the
First Swedish Lutheran Tomorrow
evening at 8 o'clock the Men's society
will meet with Louis Wessel, C1C
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock
prayer services 'will be held at the
home of Magnus Peterson, 704 Fourth
Thursday afternoon the Ladies' Aid
society will hold its monthly meeting
with Mrs. Ansgar Anderson, 1412
Thursday evening the Young Peo
ple's society will meet at the church
at 8 o'clock and the young people of
the church are asked to attend.
Friday evening the choir will meet
Saturday afternoon the Willing Help
ers will meet at 2:30 o'clock with M'ss
Celesta Olson, 1215 Fourteenth-and-a-half
Saturday evening at C o'clock a new
confirmation class will be organized
at the parsonage.
First Methodist Queen Esther cir
cle will meet with Miss Mable Johns-
ton, 732 Fifteenth street Tuesday
evening at 7:30.
Mid-week service Wednesday even
ing at 7:30.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society will meet at the home of Mrs.
S. E. Mattison. Jr., 1131 Twentieth
street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
auxiliary will meet tomorrow afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock with Mrs. C. W. Hall.
414 Twelfth street. ;
The first meeting of the fall season
of Trinity guild will be held Wednes
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Mrs.
W. L. Gansert, S07 Twenty-second
Central Presbyterian Thursday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock the Pastors' Aid
society will meet for work at the
Thursday evening the Chribtian En.
deavor society will meet with Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Park, 1039 Fifteenth
Friday afternoon the Mission Study
class will meet with Mrs. H. J. Daw
son, 1037 Vi Fifteenth street.
Friday evening the young ladle's'
class of the Sunday school will give
a ten cent coffee in the church dining
The Ladies' Sewing society of Aiken
street chapel will meet Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Cath
erine Burton, 559 Hendricks street,
South Rock Island.
Rheumatism Relieved In a Few Hourc.
N. B. Langley. Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried
three doctors and many remedies
without any relief whatever until I
procured . Dr. Detchon's Relief for
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 avenue. Rock
Island; Gust Schlegel & Son. 220
West Second street, Davenport-
Not a minute should be lost when a
child shows symptoms of croup.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy given
aa soon as the child becomes hoarse,
or even after the croupy cough ap
pears, will prevent the attack. Sold
y all druggists. (Adv.)
Try our special )
noon day lunch
Cafe open until
1 2 p. m.
Music in the Evening '"'