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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1892.
EVERY FOND . MOTHER
is anxious to have her son nicely clothed the year
around. But especially is she desirous of having
him comfortably dressed when the autumnal tints
announce the close approach of winter. The
Daily Argus has determined to relieve the solici
tude of some one mother in Rock Island regard
ing the wearing apparel of her son
for the coming cold weather. But
1- - Xl -1-J.1
1 ne wno wears me cioines musi
Lv win them. This is the way he
can secure them: By soliciting
To the boy who brings to this
ofi:ce prior to November 1st, 1892,
the greatest number of the ap
pended subscription order blanks,
signed and filled out by a respon
sible person not already a regular
THE DAILY ARGUS,
will be given a suit of clothes:
XRGUS OFFICE, City:--
Please have the DXILY MRGUS delivered jt
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jj until further notice. ji
I Yours Truly, t
Boys, here is a chance to earn a suit of
clothes easily. Let every enterprising boy strive
for the prize.
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one of the above blanks. None will be printed except
those appearing in THE DAILY ARGUS. If the paper
received at your home does not furnish enough blanks
orders, your neighbor will undoubtedly allow you to
clip this essential matter from his.
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How it was Observed Yester
terday in Rock Island.
THE SEKVICES IN TWO CHURCHES.
Thou at the First M. E. in the Morning;
and also in the Evening; Appropriate to
the Day Outlines of the Discourses Fonr
Hundred Years of American History Dis-
B cussed at the First Baptist Last Evening--
"Columbian Sabbath" was observed
yesterday at the First Methodist church
with appropriate services, in which the
spirit of progress and enlightment as ex
hibited in our system of education today
was linked with the same spirit as shown
in the advanced ideas of Columbus 400
years ago. Id the morniDg Rev. F. W.
Merrell preached from the text, "What
hath God Wrought t" from Numbers 23:
23, taking for his subject, "The mean
ing of four centuries." The providen
tial element in our history was analyzed
into three factors first, an inspired dis
coverer; secondly, a providentially pre
pared people to colonize the newly dis
covered country, thirdly, a providential
preservation of this land to bo the arena
where the problems of civil liberty and
free, self -governing institutions could be
wrought out unhindered by the effjto in
stitutions of the past. The persecuted
sects of the Reformation more fearless
of ignorance than of persecution or pris
on bars, founded the common schools
where all men might be taught to rea l
the word of God. No nation that reads
that word can be enslaved. That book
has in it the breath of freedom. Toe
public schools were the natural fruitage
of the bible.
The growth of personal liberty was
traced in the framing of the Declaration
of Independence, advancement which it
would have been impossible for unedu
cated, unenlightened men to frame, much
less to live. To live, that immortal docu
ment demands universal enlightenment.
In the Evening-.
In the eveniDg a platform meeting was
held with a magnificent attendance, at
which Rev.F.W. Merrell epoke first on the
topic, "The Little Red School House." lie
said he believed in the common school
system for these reasons: Because igno
rance is sin, when there might be intelli
gence; sin for the state and for the indi
vidual. Because also knowledge ia
power, power for the individual and for
the state. The best educated nations to
day are the most powerful . But this
power ought not to be in the hands of
the few to the enslavement of the many.
Because in this country especially our
government rests for security and perma
nence on the intelligence and virtue of
its citizens. It is a menace to our gov
ernment when the ballot is in the hands
of men who cannot . read or think for
themselves. Because a printed bible
implies and demands universal education,
that the people may read God's word for
themselves. We are individually re
sponsible for this. Because they are
maintained by the state. It is the duty
of every state to see that its citizens be
educated, so as to wield the ballot intelli
gently. Other nations are following af
ter our common school system; Italy es
tablished common schools in 1S60 and
made attendance compulsory in 1877;
France did the same in 1892; England
founded the common school in 1870;
Germany is the leader in this move, etc.
The churches cannot do this work.
Wherever they have attempted it. illiter
acy has been noticeably Rreat. Roman
Catholic Italy and Protestant Sweden
are alike moving to establish common
schools. Said Mr. Merrell "'Let us
learn this lesson well, that God is in the
work of universal education."
Principal Dougherty's Remarks.
Proressor L C. Dougherty, of School
No. 1, was the second speaker on the
topic "Our Schools of Advanced Grade."
He gave a thoughtful and carefully pre
pared statement of the work of the col
lege, especially the Christian college,
which led up to the third topic "The
American University," at Washington,
D. C, a great institution for advanced
learning. Post graduates of colleges
were here to have an opportunity to in
vestigate along all lines of thought and
under the influence of devout minds.
Our young men in increasing numbers
are flocking to the great universities of
Germany and o!ten to the detriment of
their religious zeal. These tendencies
were to be counteracted by giving them
the opportunity to do equally good
work on this side of the Atlantic. The
American University has the free use of
the congressional library at Washington,
the museums, the Smithsonian institute,
etc. The opportunity is a rare one, and
the work auspiciously began, a work of
which the Methodists can justly be
The music of the day was noticeably
fine and received many compliments.
At the First Baptist.
A large congregation attended the ser
vice at the First Baptist church last even
ing. The music by the choir was par
ticularly fine. The discourse by the
pastor, Rev. Dr. C. E. Taylor, was on
"Four Hundred Years of American His
tory, or Christianity and National De
velopment.' The text was Matthew 13:
,' Anlle' parable pot he forth unto them say
ing. Toe kingdom or heaven is likened onto a man
which sowed good seed in his Held.
Bat while men slept his enemy cine and
sowed tares among the wheat and went his way,
These verses, said the pastor, teach in
parabolic language that though the begin -ning
of the kingdom of God was small
yet it must increase till it becomes great
Some have even claimed that the proph
ecies of scripture concerning the king
dom of heaven have reference to Amer
3a and the United States. Certainly,
could the people of Christ's day have
seen in vision the United States, the free
dom, the general prosperity of the peo
ple, the general intelligence, the peace,
order and happiness of society as they
exist today in contrast with the condition
of the world at that period, they would
have thought it must be the kingdom of
God or something better.
Dr. Taylor here dwelt briefly upon it
landing of Columbus, the condition of the
then untrodden continent inhabited only
by a few savages; the continent with its
inexhaustible resources of mineral
wealth; of unnumbered harvests stored in
its soil; its great rivers and inland seas,
and the contrast of what it was on that
Friday Oct. 21, 1492, with its presen t
Religious Faith in Every Nation:
Every nation shows the imprint of its
religious faith, and the history of every
nation shows the influence of its religion
in the development of its national life.
Thus China shows the imprint of Con
fucius; India of Brahma; Greece and
Rome showed the imprint of their cods
many; Arabia of Mahomet; southern
Europe of Romanism; while it was re
served for America to show the imprint
of the purest Christianity yet seen on
The supreme idea in this land in bat
tling for independence and in organizing
the government was expressed in an ad
dress of congress issued in 1783. Let it
be remembered that it has been the boast
and pride of America that the rights for
which she contended were the rights of
human nature. How came it that the
people of this land discerned the rights
of human nature? No government had
ever before been formed with any such
Here the speaker showed how the early
colonists were deeply imbued with the
principles of Christianity, and that they
learned of the rights of human nature
and of its dignity from the scriptures.
which teach that man is in God's image,
and that Jesus Christ took that rature
into fellowship with the divine, and how
the gospel exalts mn and lifts him into
union with Christ.
"But," said the speaker, "we are
threatened with an abuse of that liberty
of which we are so justly proud. The
Baptists were the pioneers of religious
liberty. We believe in the largest pos
sible liberty; that each man may haye
what religion he chooses or no religion
at all. But we do not believe that under
toe plea of liberty sin snould be licensed
or that all the sanctions of religion
should be swept away. We see in the
attempt which ia being made to eliminate
from our public schools all the sanction
which religion and the law of God give
to moralitv in the attempt to make the
bible a sectarian book, a perversion of
liberty. The position of the Catholics
that unless the tenants of a particular
church are taught the schools are godless
aid immoral, is of course, wrong, and if
allowed would destroy our pubic
schools. But the Catholic is more re a
sonable than those who think to teach
morality without tbe santions of relig
ion, and of God's law."
It was a familiar remark of Dr. Toque
ville that despotism may govern without
faith, but liberty cannot. And, it has
been the teaching of our great statesmen
from Washington that the maintenance
and spread of the Christian religion are
essential to our permanence and prosper
ity. America is the hope of the world.
It has been said that Columbus in his
discovery did moro for mackicd than
anyone except Christ.
The Columbian Exposition
This Columbian Exposition is a fitting
time for Christians to bestir themselves,
and to see to it that those principles of
the Christian religion to which the coun
try owes its beginning and its growth
are not swept away by a godlees mam
An Experience While in a Trance.
Dr. Binns mentions the case of a girl
who lay in a trance for a considerable
time and theu revived. She actually heard
every word t hat was said around her, but
was unable to give the slightest evidence
of her continued vitality. She afterward
said that her horror was simply iudebcrib
able. She had endeavored to t.hout arid to
move, but in vain. At length her state of
mind wheu she was being prepared for
burial was such as to cause her to break
out in a profuse perspiration, and she re
covered. She described the sensation very
much in the same way as the son.nam
bulists say thy feel. Her soul, she said,
seemed to have no power to act upon her
bony. It seined to be in tbe body and ou;
Oj. it at the same time. Yankee Diade.
The African population brought the be
lief in witches from the dark continent,
and it exists among them to this day,
though the T,Se-s of religion and educa
tion is doing something to check it.
Mr. Eell once ' saw a very small frog
jump out of the mouth of a snake which
happened to gape widely, as they often do,
after having taken the f : og down into its
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