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THi: ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH i 1891.
C. C. TAYLOR,
frrl door eact of London cloth
When such stocks as you find, for
Instance at Folsom's, Johnson's or Ram
aero- are offered to buyers, I don't believe
it pays me to carry hollowware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, spoons,
etc., but to close out what I have of such
articles as are named below, I offer the
prices given. These goods are just as
Rood plate as money can buy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
1 Tea set, former price $25.00 $16.00
rocludos teapot, sugar, cream epooner.
1 Cnlte banket, former price H.50 $6 no
1 Fruit dish. " " 7.7..V. ..... m oo
1 Four bottle (cut) caster.
u. , t . former price $C.5n $4.50
I S " . difh, former price $.1.50, $4.50
1 Card receiver, " $3-50 $2 50
1 1 , " " . " 3 50 $4.50
And a number of other articles at corre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
Chiha and Glass,
1809 Second Avenoe.
in in; cr
$200.00 and Upward-
For sale, secured on land worsh from three to Ave
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 3 and 4 Masonic Temple.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Afreet represents the Syndicate Insurance Co,
oi Minneapolis, and the Grand Rapid Fire'
Insurance company of Grand Kapids,
Mich., two of the most reliable Insu
rance companies in this country.
Office over Hoppe's Tailor Shop,
Entrance side stairway.
GET YODR PICTURES
Over American Express office,
MP" First-class work g-uarantced. Lady and
Lloyd & Stewart,
MODES OF BAPTISM.
Dr. C. E. Taylor Preaches an Inter
Ills BtniM at the First Baptist
Cbarela Last Kveiiii-IoiBtr.
Rita Strongly Upheld.
At the First Baptist church last even
ing Rev. Dr. C. E. Taylor preached on
the subject, "The Mode of Baptism as
practiced by Christ and Ilia Apostles and
the Cause of Change." The text was
from Ephesians, 14:5.
"One Lord, one faith, one baptism."
As Baptists, said the preacher, we al
ways avoid, where possible, controversy.
We bid each person take the scriptures
and follow their light. But recently it
has been boldly stated, in this city, that
immersion, as a mode of baptism, is with
out scriptural authority and that the
grounds upon which we rest our mode of
observing the rite are pure assumptions.
The question as to the scriptural mode of
baptism is purely one of facts and not
one of conjecture or opinion, nor are the
facts difficult to obtain. Our text refers,
not to the spiritual baptism, but to the
act of baptism in water.
ORIQIS OF BAPTISM.
Baptism begins with John the Ttrt;t
Whence did John receive the ordinance?
1. Xot from Jewish Proselyte Baptism,
as it is tbe verdict of all scholars who
have investigated the subject that the
Proselyte baptism was untnown amone
me jews 1111 arier me destruction of Jeru
salem, and there is no hint in scripture of
such origin. 2. Not from the lustra
tions, sprinklings and purifications of the
Old Testament. 3. From God as refer
ence too. see John 1 :33 and Matthew XX ,
23 :27. The Cnr isiian church received the
uruiuance irom (jurist as snown in
Matthew XXVIII, 19.
MODE OF BAPTISM.
The mode of baptism as practiced by
Christ and his apostles was tbe immersion
of the believer, in water, and after the
commission was given this waa to be done
in the name of the trinity. That the
mode was immersion is certain:
1. From the meaning of the word
baptize, which is always to dip, to sink,
to plunge into, to immerse, and never has
the meaning of to sprinkle or to pour
see Lexicons of Lidaell and Scott, Donne
pan. Pickering, Robinson's Lexicon of
New Testament Greek, Cremer's Biblico,
Theological Lexicon of New Testament
Greek, Lexicon of the Greek of the Byz
antine period by Prof . E. A. Sopboles,
the German Lexicons of Rost, Pape and
2. Early translations. The Syriac,
made in the second century, two Egyp
tian made in the third and fourth centu
ries; early Luin, made in Africa very
early; Jerome, about the beginning of
the fourth century, transferred the word,
not because of doubt about the mode.but
because of a superstitious reverenca for
the original word, but in his
personal writings he translates
by a word meaning immersion,
also translation of Ultilas and Lower
3. Practice of the Christian church
for 1,300 years. (See all credible church
4. The practice of the Greek church,
especially the Greek church in Greece.
A letter from Dr. A. Diomedes Kyriaskc,
professor of church history in the uni
versity of Athems. Greece, under date of
August, 189U, affirms that the Greek
church does now and always has baptized
by dipping and that baptiza never baa
the meaning to pour or sprinkle.
5. The testimony of christian scholars
in all ages of the christian church; among
historians, Neander, Moshism. Kurtz.
Schoff and all of note or authority.
Among leaders of christian thought, Mar
tin Luther, Zwingli. John Calvin, John
WeBlev and all commentators and schol
ars who speak simply as scholars and
faithful interpreters and not as advocates
for a peculiar practice.
6. The bagtism of Jesus; see Mark I,
9:10, Eai EbipliBtha Upo Joan nee is ton
J ord an an ; Kai euthe o 3 An abai n on e k to u
udatop, can mean only when literally
translated, that Jesus was immersed into
the Jordan, Geikie speaks thus of Christ's
baptism. Holy and pure before Binking
under the waters, he must have men
from them with the light of a higher
glory in his countenance.
A laree part of the christian world ob
serves sprinkling or pouring as the mode
of baptism and of course seeks to justify
its course. Hence we often find persons
who as scholars admit that immersion was
the New Testament mode of baptism,
who yet practics another mode and enter
upon a line of special pleading in its de
fense. They have inherited sprinkling as
the mode of baptism and crown up to so
regard it and have inherited arguments
more or less plausible in its favor. In these
special pleadmgs for an inherited practice
such persons. 1. Spend a good deal of
time on Greek propositions. We can
maintain that tbe argument from this
source is in our favor, but our case does
not rest on the propositions. 2. They
dwell much on the word bapto. But this
word is never used in connection with
christian baptism, yet its use is wholly in
favor of immersion. 3. They speak as
if the Christian church was the continua
tion of the Jewish Theocracy and as if
baptism took tbe place of the sprinkling e
and purifyines of the Old Testament.
But the church is not a remodelled Juda
ism, nor was Christ a priest after the
order of Aaron; for instance see epistles
to tbe Galations and Hebrews. The
church was founded on Christ not Juda
ism. Much handling is made of the use
of the word sprinkle in tbe Old Testa
ment, but, when critically examined,
there is not the record in the Old Testa
ment of a single instance of sprinkling
water alone nor a single prophecy where
it is certain that it is used of the purify
ing by the blood .of Christ. 4. Meta
phonical uses of baptiso, as of tbe out
pouring of tbe Holy Spirit and of the
sufferings of Christ Even here immerse
expresses the thought better than any
other word and has the advantoge of be
ing correct. 5. Mark VII, 3. 4. Luke
XI. 38 and Hebrews IX, 1U. In Mark
VII, 8 and 4, different acts are referred
to. In he third verse, it is the washing
of the hanc s and nip to ia used in Mark
VII, 4, a bath after tbe dinlement of the
market is tientioned and baptiz) is used,
and in these passages washing is implied
as the resu It of dipping. 6. They at
tribute to b&ptizo a special mean
ing in the New Testament dif
ferent from its accepted mean
ing in Greek authors generally.
This is a p ue guess and is emphatically
denied by :andid scholars. Robinson in
his Lexion makes a special plea for a
different meaning in the New Testament,
but becau89 a special plea is incorporated
in a Lexicon it has no more value than if
it was printed in last year's almanac. 7.
A species of pettifogging argument is the
plea that Here was not sufficient water in
Jerusalem and other places in Palestine
where it is recorded that baptisms oc
curred, for the purpose of immersions.
This obiec .ion has been shown to be
groundless so often and so fully that it is
amazing U at it is vet repeated. 8. It is
objected that 3.0C0 could not have been
baptized in one day by immersion.
Facts in cc nnection with our Baptist Mis
sion at On jole, India, demonstrate that it
could be done easily.
WHY THE MODE WAS CHANGED.
Among tbe earliest errors which
crept into the church was the be
lief that bf.ptism was necessary to Salva
tion. Then arose tbe question of what to
do with th 9 unbaptized who were sick
and boct to die. At first immer
sion was simulated by copious pour
ings. See Brenner who traces the
chances made by the Church of
Rome id tt is ordinance up to the present
time. He finds the first deviation from
immersion in the letter of Cyprian aftei
tie middle of the third century, in a case
of sickness, and with him all historians
agree, spriikling and pouring were only
permitted in the Catholic church, in case
of sickness, until the council of Ravenna,
A. D. 1311. By a decree of that council
sprinkling became the rule and not tbe
exception, and the only authority for this
practice is a dogma of the church of
Rome. Unfortunately, at the period of
tbe reformation, those who came out
from Rome transferred some of the errors
of Rome into Protestantism, and among
them was the changed mode of baptism.
Our practice with ie queries concern
ing tbe mo le of baptism, is to bid them
take the New Testament and ob?y its
plain teaching. Some, who admit that
immeision was the mode in New Testa
ment times, say "it is of no consequence."
We believe it is better to follow the scrip
tures rather than the decision of a Roman
Catholic council. Some say. leave the
choice of mode to the candidate,
A first principle christian life is
obedience to tbe will of Gad and not the
indulgence of mere preferences and ca
prices. Rt ading our Eaglish version of
tbe scriptures, with a heart intent only
on learning, the right way will inevitably
guide to immersion.
My heart is pained at the division of
Christendom into so many sects. The
only basis of union can be the truth of
God. In t ie meanwhile we rejoice in all
the zeal, christian love and prosperity in
christian work which, today, attends the
labors 01 God s people.
ACCOMPLISHED HIS AIM.
A Dnbnqti Attorney Comm ta Biirk
Island ia (ornlt of Property .and
Attorney P. S. Nelson, of Dubuque,
spent Saturday in Rock Island. He came
here in pursuit of a carpenter named Hunt
who tad skipped out from the Key city
for Rock Island after imposing upon the
confidence of a number of Dubuque mer
chants and obtaining goods under false
pretenses. It seems that on Friday and
Saturday. Feb. 27 and 28, Hunt called on
grocers, furniture dealers and others and
obtained coods to the value of $250,
representing that he would pay for them
on pay day, March 3. He also 6tated
that he as moving from Roomberg
avenue, that city, to another part
of the city, and that, to avoid two
hauls, he would have the expressman call
for the goods and add them to his load of
household (;oods. This the expressman
did, but Hunt failed to turn up March 3.
nor did his creditors see him afterward
The case wis put in Mr. Nelson's hands
who learned that the goods had been tak
en direct to a car and shipped to Rock
Island. Coming here Mr. Nelson found
Hunt domiciled in one of the houses in
Petti t' a row on Third avenue between
Eighth and Ninth streets, and taking a
police officer with him replevined a gold
watch, a bolt of cariet and other effects
such as wouldequl the amount of the
property and returned to Dubuque.
All Orr a Hern ox .
At 4:30 Siturday afternoon. A) Gould
picked up a smoked herring from a box
in front of Cbase & EfiUnd's, in Moline.
Officer Meet er. who was standing near di
reeled him to put it back in tbe box. in
stead of doiagwhich he swungitaround in
the officer's face. Messer arrested bim.but
Gould wouli not be led to the station.
A tussle soiaewhat amusing to the spec
tators now ensued, in which Gould and
the officer ft U to tbe sidewalk, Gould
getting on top. Witnesses did not in
t rfere, as neither man was being hurt.
Finally the officer got Mr. Effland to tel
ephone to tie station for help. Officer
Geisberger soon arrived. Gould was
locked up till evening, then released on
Tbe JVtrat ejreaaattaa.
The first i ncineration at the cremator
ium of the Davenport Cremation society
occurred at the crematorium of the North
western Cremation society at the West
Davenport cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Otto Koechcrt, a man of 50. was the sub
ject and a little over an hour was con
sumed in th a process of incineration. The
witnesses w ire friends of the deceased, a
number of t ndertakera including Under
taker Wheel an, of this city, and members
of the Dress. .!
JUDGE GRANT'S DEATH.
Daveaart' Heat Fraaalatat Cltl-
mtm Xa Mare Brier Blacraphlral
Jadge James Grant, Davenport's most
prominent citizen, died at Oakland, Cal.,
Saturday morning, and the remains are
en route to Davenport for interment.
Judge Giant was born on a plantation
near the village of Enfield, Halifax coun
ty. N. C. Dee. 12. 1812. At 13 he was
prepared for college, but in deference to
the advice of the venerable president of
the institution who had taught his father,
his entrance waa postponed for two years.
In 1823 he entered the sophomore class
of Chapel Hill university North Carolina.
He was taken sick in his senior year but
graduated with a class of 13 others in
1831 while still under 18 years of age.
After leaving college he taught school
three years at Raleigh and emigrated to
the west at the age of 21 being governed
in this move partly by his aversion to the
institution of slavery .
He read law with William H. Hay
wood, of Raleigh, N. C, who was at one
time a senator from that state. In
1834 he removed to Chicago, then a
villiage of 500 inhabitants where he
commenced the practice of his choseu
profession. Shortly after his debut at
the bar. a fist-fight about his first client
brought him into notice and he soon ac
quired reputation sn an advocate. In
the same year Gov. Joseph Duncan ap
pointed him prosecuting attorney for tbe
Sixth district of Illinois comprising all
the northern part of the state from Chi
cago to Galena, to Rock Island, Peoria,
Hennepin, La Sille and Iroquois.
He travelled this circuit on hone -back
and travelled about three thousand miles
a year. In June 1836 he resigned this
office, finding that it interferred with his
home business. He remained in Chicago
till 1839 when it became more apparent
that tbe lake winds were detrimental to
his health and he removed to the then
territory of Wisconsin, selecting Daven
port as his future home. In the same
year congress created the territory of
Iowa. For sometime after his removal
to the west side of the great river he
lived on a farm near Davenport and felt
disposed to give up his practice.
In 1841 he was elected a member of
tbe house of representatives of the Fourth
territorial assembly of Iowa to represent
the district composed of Scott and Clin
ton counties. In 1841 the people
of Scott county elected him to
represent them in the first coast
tutional convention, and in 1846 he was
again sent by the people of Scott county
as their sole representative to the second
constitutional convention and in both ses
sions he drew up the bill of rights. Al
though a democrat in politics he was
nominated by the territorial governor,
Chambers, a whig, as prosecuting attor
ney in his district and was confirmed by
After the adoption of tbe constitution
in 1847, under which Iowa was admitted
to the union. Judge Grant waa elected
district judge, and held the office during
the term of live years, declining re elec
tion. In 1851 Judge Grant gave life and
vigor to the project of the Chicago &
Rock Island railroad; was its first presi
dent and made a contract with Messrs.
Sheffield and Farnham to build it. In
1852 be was a meaber of tbe legislature
from Scott county and was elected speak
er of tbe house.
Afterwards he engaged entirely in
the practice of law and his library be
came one of the most complete and belt
known in the country, and as such it is
Well' Political II sen toe.
Boss Wells, while he has been doing
considerable quiet work for McConochie's
renomination f or some time, is now show
ing his hand in the aldemanic nomina
tions. It is aid that be has brought out
Harry G. Brooks, assistant postmaster
and mailing clerk, in the hopes of defeat
ing John Adams in the Seventh ward for
alderman. Not satisfied with making tbe
postofflce a political bureau. Wells pro
poses to boost bis subordinates into po
Easter novelties at Krell & Math's.
A few boarders wanted at 806 Nine
Nice baled hay and straw by the ton by
John Evans at city tcales.
Wanted A competent cook, by Mrs.
C . C. Carter. 1807 Fifth avenue.
Easter egps from two for lc up to 50c
each; all the latest at Krell & Math's.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon, sheriffs office.
Nice bananas, sweet oranges, new dates
and fresh figs, always on hand, at Krell
We always have ice cream. Send in
your order Krell & Math, step in and
have a dish.
The New York Symphony club will
give a grand entertainment at the Baptist
church on Thursday, March 26.
Get your small candies fot filling Eas
ter eggs from Krell & Math; they have the
regular egg mixture.
E. B. McKown sells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1193. t
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity without
Injury to tbe user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozxoni's. .
Are bound to bring their enormous new
into the greatest possible prominence
and to this end they will this week.
Monday a. m- at B o'clock sharp, place
on sale one case all colors-dress
goods 44 pieces, or to be exact, 2.300
yards at only e per yard. We re
serve the right to limit the quantity to
any customer. At the same time we
tu mrwi aiianuon to tne largest
and handsomest line cf dress goods
ever shown in this market.
" . uum uuv ui pia a. PTMprp
and nlftln UhH..iM...alJ l i . .
XCm In tiAlnlli..l 1 1 .
th htKhefltcrtiaiiri!. and worth II nerya'd
o.i-iai imriui ram neiBOge erC to
close at 47c a yard, worth dtnble.
A lot of colore J mohair a, nt-w f pries' shade
40 inch wide, pr.ee S c per yard. Hatch then
Waa'ankiva wa kaamttAau .a f l a a.
mofatirs t 60 cent a yard, which cauixH be
asji-.asvuai iud vuitcuoiaivi 11riUC UODPT,
P1nf:-'7klnd?w';nPu'l'rupnew trim will literally covt cnra.r w ih
weTkVt crocked pin. lltt. pin, everybody. plBS.scuterdncab,th!!
1712. 1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Secokd Avenci
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE -
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machine.,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If j on think of buying a machicr it :!! pay yoo to come and ace t.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenu-
Wb Set tlBPacB, Let OtliersFollow If tley Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pablic the mo brilliant lice of tbe teavoa lc
Lounge3 and Couclies. I Extension Tables,
Chamber Suits, j Hat Racks,
Side Boarda. Wardrobe,
Centre. Library and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT-
f.- :J M.J I iT v.' V
-TOLL PAPER COMPANY-
12, 314: Twentieth SU
And Postoffice Block, Moline BOCK ISLAND-
FINE WALL, PAPER KselaaUe areata for tba following laree yZ
t 8EKOOR 8PBC1AL -Which include aU the Art paper. Price fro !0 to K J'
below other dealer.
finished cambric" wPl be soli a'j
week-six days only-at 3'tc pr Ta-i
Remember these are the very bet ooil'
ity of lining cambrics, and thrown
as a leader to help advertise oird-t
goods department. NocetootLrjiL
ers. None at wholesale- One vcLv
helpyouself while they Thi rrJL
is designed to call attention to !
largest and cheapen line f cto '
dress goods in the Northwest.
era, rbevotts outls cUtb. Mt..
iennlflanneU,sjiniDrr eabmn, Vienna,
f uiticfrt and lot of w at.d arl fUva.
ervior of special atteoUao.
Aboat 40 novrlty rbe jattwti, ,,.
latent effec a, wh't-h e own much U-l.,
$8.75, $11.50, $12 and $13.
None of which job caa uttcb e'.e hrr f T