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THE ROCK ISUAISD ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1911.
BANQUET IS HELD
Attend Supper at Y. M.
A. Last Evening'.
TALK OVER NEW BUILDING
K. A. Shumaker, State Secretary,
Tells of Statewide Movement
Towards New Structures.
A campaign to double the present
membership of the Y. M. C. A. will be
immediately entered upon as a result
of the "get-together" supper at the Y.
M. C. A. auditorium last night, at which
107 representative business and pro
fessional men were present. Nearly
every man there pledged himself to
: secure one new member, the conten
tion being that before a new building
campaign was begun the Y. M. C. A.
should show the business men a big
membership and be able to convince
f - fi kit. I l
Jul -A&k iV ' iO
f Won to? i
them that the association was doing
SECRETARY MAKES SPEECH.
State Secretary K. A. Shumaker of
Chicago was the speaker of the even
leg, and took for the subject of his
address "The Modern Association
Idea." He said in Dart: "There has
j been an evolution in Y. M. C. A. work
in the past 20 years. The work of the
association has broadened. In some
associations the men's meetings have
been discontinued, as they reached but
the same class of men, Sunday after
Sunday, and services hav. been con
ducted in the shops and factories, as
well as on the streets. The phase of
the work which I wish to particularly
emphasize this eveuing. however, is
the building. The new idea is to com
bine in a building the maximum in
come producing space with a mini
mum administrative expense. The
Rock Island building was considered,
at the time it was built, a model, but
is now a back number. For instance,
take this auditorium. Here is an ex
ample of waste space. This room is
scarcely used more than once or twice
"The method of securing a building
has changed. Hitherto when a new
buildirjg was erected, it was generally
plastered with a mortgage. The .new
idea is to dedicate the new building
only when every dollar is raised. At
Aurora, where they have a beautiful
and good vralues in suits for men and young
men, you should see the elegant,
Hart, Schaffner Marx
and Society Brand Clothes
,ve are selling at
The largest and finest showing of men's clothes
in the tri-cities and best values at SI 5 to $35.
We particularly invite you to see the
CLOTHCRAFT SPECIAL 4130
BLUE SERGE SUITS
These Fine Suits are well worth $25.
'wa v - at to-' i : 'w v k:
O C K ! S LAN D.IlL.
new association building, because of
the maximum income producing space,
the business men have no: been called
upen once for subscriptions, and such
will continue to be the case. If you
would go to the Rock Island business
men and tell them that the building
would be dedicated free from debt, and
that their subscription fcr the new
i building would end their giving, they
would jump over themselves to help
rr-l.., , . nf tV,o V M C. A.
, . , . . h ollt raising
i louuui viu ma " " "
money to pay his own salary. The new
idea is to have the laymen do a part of
the work and shoulder the responsi
bility. Rock Island is just as wealthy
a city as any of those which have put
up new buildings. Is this town going
to be shown up by Davtfort. Mcline.
Bloomington, Decatur, Quincy, and
TWO IM.AS AVAILABLE.
"One of two methods can be follow
ed. Sell the old building for what can
be gotten out cf It and put this money
into a new building, or take this money
ar.d use it as an endowment for the
work in a new building. We need a
new building here. We hope that next
March ibis get-together spirit will be
In evidence and that the time will be
ripe to inaugurate a campaign for a
new building for Rock Island.
C. E. Sharpe, who presided, intro -
duced Mr. Shumaker. . B. Mclntyre
was called upon to say something to
the ladles, who had prepared the sup
per, and responded in his usual happy
manner, convulsing everyone with
mirth as a result of his witty remarks
and flowery flights of oratory. A. D.
Sperry, speaking from the business
man's standpoint, urged the new mem
bership campaign. G. C. Blakslee and
Secretary Smediey also gave brief
talks, outlining the plans for the en
suing year. Rev. Marion Humphreys
pronounced the benediction.
$163,999.14 FOR MISSIONS
Amount Expended Fast Two Years
by Aujfustana Synod.
According to a report for the general
council, made by C. A. Larson, secre
tary of the board cf missions of tho
Augustana synod, $103,999.14 was ex
pended for home missionary purposes
by the Swedish Lutheran synod during
the past two years. This sum is larg
er than any amount expended by the
home mission beard for a like period
in the history of the synod. Two hun
dred and eight missionaries are sup
ported and under the direct supervi
sion of the synod and the several con
ferences. .The fields under the direct
control of the synod are, Ltah, Idaho,
Montana, Alabama, Florida, District of
Columbia and Alaska, IS missionaries
being employed in this work and a to-
i tal of $27,4S5.$C being expended. The
several conferences support 190 men
in their respective territories.
"E. & W."
HUGE FORTUNE IS
Such Is Eelief of Wertz' Des
cendants Who Are Gather
ing in Reunion Here.
OWN HALF OF NEW YORK
And Are Going to Make a Bid for
Possession Large Fund in
Trust in Holland.
In an effort to recover a $200,000,000
legacy held by the Holland govern
ment and the Wertz estate which con
sisted cf half of New Amsterdam, now
New York, this part of the estate be- j
ing in the heart of New York"s busi-j
ness section, the Wertz heirs are gath- j
erirg in Rock Island from every state in i
the Union and will be here until Sun- i
day. They will take the proper steps
to try to recover this fabulous sum
of money and are willing to back up ;
the fight against two governments with j
all the wealth at their disposal. About
j 4 0 arrived yesterday, and by tonight
fully 200 more are expected.
GIlKETITtK MAX V CO t SINS.
Mrs. Estelle Ryan Snyder of Chica
go, v.ho has been tracing back the !
family tree, locating the various heirs j
and gathering proofs and data to es-'
tablish their claims, arrived at the J
New Harper yesterday aud is greeting j
all her kinsfolk as they arrive. On j
September G, she wrote a letter to all I
the heirs of whom she had any know- j
ledge, urging them to be present at
the family reunion in this city Oct. C. j
7 nnrl R nnr? rpmipRtirKr tliom tn hrin !
photographs of the family three or
four generations back, papers, docu
ments, records, bibles, etc., so that
conclusive evidence may be gathered
to support the claims to wealth. To
day the various cousins are getting
acquainted with each oilier and hold
ing jollification, but on Saturday after
noon the big meeting will be held at
the New Harper, at which time Mrs.
Snyder will speak on "The Wertz Fam
ily Their History as Far as Known."
I.KAUKII A IJAVENI'OHTtni.
Mrs. Snyder is a Davenport woman,
having been born and raised iu that
town. She attended the public schools
there and graduated afterward from
Van Patten and Wood's business col
lege, where she took a course iu sten
ography. After leaving business col
lege she was secretary to Park W. Mc.
.Manas, of the wholesale brokerage
hrm In Davenport. She then accepted
a petition as court reporter iu Judge
Iiorten's court in Chicago; iu fact
yhe was the first olluial woman court
reporter ever appointed to a position
in Cook county. One year after accept
ing this position she was married to
William J. Snyder, ak-o a court report
er iu Chicago, who had, previous to
accepting his position iu Chicago, been
John D. liockt fciler's private secre
tary. She is an author of iicte, her
racst popular book being "Tho Laud
or i'lOiiu-se , u oooiv oi iraeis, men
wau hi.!iU- commended by ex-Presi
le::t Roosevelt. She is no.v at woiki
on a r.ew play, "The Crucible" tori
Charles Frohinan. Mrs biiydcr is au j
energetic woman, blight, alert and j
up and agoing every luiuut':. She ra- j
liiatcs uood hl.mor and has a faculiyj
of putting every one in a cheerful
mocd, with whom she talks.
in an interview with an .i:;us re;-i
rescntuiive ye;-lei'd-iy he gave a Lricf j
history cf lier search lor her kinsfolks. ,
"l-sn't this a rather gigantic undtita- j
kiii?'' she was asked.
"Viiy certainly it i, bi;t what is the
difTereuce," was the reply. ' Imu'k otj
ihe railroad system that ; i:n i :nia :i j
liilt up. Ihat w as a gigantic nude:--!
taking. I have every reason to believe j
that the Wertz hen a are entitled to
the land w hich now constitutes ti..':
itait of the business t.e. tio.i cf New j
York. There is aiso over z-':',u,,','
v.kieh the Holland government luis,
wilied to it by General Paul Wertz, j
to bo held for five generations. I am j
of the sixth generation, and wa are I
going to go after tho legacy in Holland j
and the Ne w York properly."
"Iiut, coining right down to facts,
you don't believe for a minute that you
tan get that land in New York do
you," was the question asked. "I have
consulted with some of the best law
yers in the country," replied Mrs. Sny
uer, "and they say that time bhoul I
be no difliculty in getting the Ne.v
York estate, but that there might be
trouble in collecting irom the Holland
MAM' I.AAVVKHS IV FAMILY.
"The law profession seems to be
favored by the Wert clan. We have
lawyers and states attorneys galore, j
who will give their opinions on the
subject Saturday. In ail my search
for the Wertz family, I have never
heard of one of our blood that lived an
unworthy life or was engaged in any
thing but an honorable profession."
"How about General Wertz, him
self?" Ehe was questioned. "He rather
stained and tarnished the family name;
didn't he? He got a lot of his coin j
- . V. i r-wl.1V. r.fftt.-. '
as a meiiiuer ui e-aiyccnii i.i .a a
crew didn't he?"
"That is all rot, there is not a word
cf truth in it," said Mrs. Snyder, "Cap
tain Kidd was operating along the j
Chinese coast when General Wertz
was thousands of miles away." !
"What will be your first step i
towards recovering this money held
by the Holland government, Mrs. Sny
der?" HAVE TK AHEAD.
"We will first decide whether or nor.
we have enough proofs to pursue the ;
project, and should the decision be fav-:
orable a fund of anywhere from $10.
000 to 1100,000 will be raised, and a
man sent to Holland to present the; .
claim, and discover the original wi:i.
The willa In that country were not fil-
'3 tx Wt '' V
You Men who choose your
headwear with care, who want to see a
good variety of nobbj'; liats, this is your store no
dead styles here.
Stetson's hats in all grades plain and rousrh fin
ish at $3.50 and.3 t.OO
Stetson Special here, onlv, at .$5.00
Beaver at $10.00
S & L Special qualitv hat at $3.00
S & L Leader, a $2.50 hat for -. .$12.00
If you read this -week's Saturday Post you'll see au
advertisement by Clotheseraft on 41M0, a special blue
serge suit at $18.50. It is the best suit their makers
ever produced at the price and equals most clothes
sold at $22.50.
&ii iir ill
cd in a court, as In this country, at the
time of General Wertz's heipieathal.
but were kept with the notary public.
We w ill have to locate the descendants
of the notary who drew up the will."
"But, Mrs. Snyder, the Holland gov
ernment will not let go of that large a
sum, will they 'Please be frank, do
yc-u have the slightest idea of get
"I have a litter from the American
consul at Amsterdam, stating that if
our claims were authentic, that the
I government would pay it. Or course,
thi possibility of failure, but
v.e have a firlitiiig chance, and even if
we do not vet what is our just due
will at least, through this reunion,!
get a line on our ancestors auu get ac
tainted with each other."
! (; All" (II n inin.i:.
Mrs. Snyder has been siicctssful in
locating the old family Hible of An
drc.v Vertx, whi'-h is yellow with ae
and printed in Hutch. It coiil.iins thy
i:ii:;e:; am! dates of births and has
I - ii a great aid in unraveling the
t'ingU'd thread of the Wertz ancestors.
It was located after several months
: t J-'oraki.r, Ind., in the possession of
a cousin, Jacob Swcveland.
liivroiiY oi- .cm::!i,.
.Snyder has a letter from one cf
the descendants, tile information con
tained in which, was culled from borne
old family records, which reads in part
as fellows: General Paul Wertz was
Urn in Auw, county Pnnn, state of
Trier, Prussia, and a cording to an old
family tiaditiou was stoU-n from home
when a boy of 12, and taken to India.
On his return he brought with him a
beautiful crown, a spice mor
tar, and a cai fridge belt. He
in Baking With
l of our apprerfete thm rr.l planre '-f
Caiumet and u a tent bake a baicu ot
See how lisht acd wonJerfui: raised they coice froi.. t .t
Than break on, of them r.pen aril note bow t:,orouc!.Jy
evec.r aaj iluffily the ugh haa r:a-n.
Ar.3 the final teat the one that cour.ts buMer and lae.
This tt wi!l prove to you that Cahzrr et is the ri t J.- -.
aerie liukiuK P-wJer lor every purpose.
It w:Tl prove i ecorK-.rr.y over the h:sth-pri'- trtj'.t b-ar. ' :
t33u great tupe.-ioray over the chea an J ti tut k.j.c.
For Calumrt is highest in qua.' ty zni
Received Highest Award Wo; Id' Pure
All you fellows, young or
old who have had collar
troubles, come here tomor
row. We'll show you how
to make your collar set, feel
and look right. The latest
style Tracton is a wing col
lar with the but toilless back.
See collar demonstration
in window. -r
presented the crown to the reigning
sovereign and in ie!i'-ii v:i ; i,'. u two
hirg" tracts of kind, one of ii,nli r and
the oth r cf h:i ;h1'j'.v hind. The' timb i
land was th' P.ia k Vire--t ( G.-nnauy.
One1 day while vorlilu in th" ;i.'M.
he get into a (panel with a nvi riilnu
aud killed him by : ! i i). in:.'; bini with a
hoc. Ife wi.'S condviiined to Ih bang
ed, but was granie.l a purihui v.heuiliM
gave up tb'- i i 1 1 1 ? i : - !:.' ! lo ; '? govern
ment. Tb- in- : ! :".' 1 ii; ! is in posses
sion of W '-rli-.'s I:, ii -; te-l.iy.
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