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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. "FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912.
STORE HAS BEEN CLOSED THE, PAST TWO DAYS TO MARK DOWN AND ARRANGE STOCK. NOTHING SOLD ON THOSE DAYS WAIT! For the most sensational selling out sale ever in augurated in this section. It opens tomorrow at 9 a. m. TfflE END -Q NO FAKE! No play on words. L R. Crane is positively GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. A bona fide bargain event. F El mm Pi i L mm OUT SALE IF THE Att Fred Meyer & Co., 125 W. Madison street, Chicago, III., has made us an offer for our entire stock and fixtures, providing we reduce our stock $20,000 worth by Dec. 15. " It is the intention of Fred Meyer & Co. to move the entire contents of the store to their establishment at 125 W. Madison street, Chicago, and dispose of it there. We have accepted their offer, and mcnimni imwgmiiHiiiii'miiM wmiiiajuam t wi.uLmiwuuuijun.uii MmaMiH 'Kl TfU JH I DCBailill!MMMaiaiaiikB SlolM o 3 p j Will Place on Sale our Entire Stock of Highest Grade and Best Quality Clothing and Furnishings at Less than the Cost of Raw Materials Although our selling out sale has been in progress several weeks, and has been generously patronized by the people for miles around, we still have an immense assortment of new merchandise, all of which must be disposed of by December 15. Regardless of cost or value, every article in the store will be placed on sale for whatever it will bring. Large hand bills have been distributed in every home in the city. See them for full particulars. LI til Sale taints Safaardpy Promptly atf 2) 0 mm r.1 P E5Z2 EVEN IF YOU DON'T NEED THE GOODS NOW, IT WLL PAY YOU TO BUY FOR THE FUTURE. FORCED TO VACATE BUILDING TO MAKE RCCM FOR EIGHT-STORY STRUCTURE. TZTSESXXKSSrSSiaTHSlK.'EB IRQ 0 1. . CIAME, 1501-1805 . 2nd.Ave.R0CE ISLAND PLAN TO ATTEND THIS SALE EARLY, FOR THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST BARGAIN EVENT ROCK ISLAND HAS EVER SEEN. TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT. f . .- . . ii i r. 27 CHURCH FILLED AT UNION SERVICE Cttr.t.nvi'd f-. n Six.) t.diiH .f our oi i tr i uriii's are being in"' with it U fti i ixiu i';it ion of our liutlonal duty and lt iny than -ver be fore. It Is p'n'.n'y evident that we me act la tlip cbm!i to be the libera m, the pnciOa ors ami the ii.ht l.'arcr fer the whole world. For these, exalted opportunities do we give thank. "Let the people prai.ie 'hie, O Clod; ivjL. Kt he people praise the." There is a peculiar solemnity attach ed to Thanksgiving day because la a very true sense It forma the one link that b'nds the chureh and the state. It la the national recognition of the fait that this Ik not a godless r.alou. We do larger hurt thau we think If we divert either by our Indifference or Intent :he peoide roin the proper ob servance of thU day and the purpose for which It ha beeu net apart. There Is also another great reason why we should religiously observe this day in ita original inteir. It Is the one national religious institution that safe guards the foatvra national unity. Our lils'ury shows that the only danger we have need to fear is from within oiirsolvos. When men recognlte the ithtrhood of Jod aa they must do If tl.ey carry out the true Intent tiat c ;r fathers purposed in the origin of the day. then and then .only will men rightly appreciate "he brotherhood of nian. There cru le no perils to the nation where all men are regarded as brothers. J I find satisfaction today as a citl 1 xen that 'here is some manifestation of htid.v v.rowth of civic righteous nr8. I mean the increasing care : and thought which Is being given by ithe people at large to good govern in n . K ery w tiere there Is Indication th:.t the awakeniug is on. Men are Ik otnU.K increasingly interested in securing men of hc.ior and known Integrity and purity of life to handle the affairs of governmcn-. We have net solved all our problems. Indeed it would seem as if we were only stand ing at th ethreshold of some of them. For Ins'.ame we still have to face the samp quesMon which we have had 'rum the beginning. How shall we deal justly with all the races of men who come to us and with those whom we already have? There are those who think tha: the question of a lim , lted cr universal suffrage Is the great est problem we face. One out of seven I of our citizenship is foreign born. The I problem of negro suffrage which was ; portentous at the close of the civil I war is still with us. The illiteracy 'and criminality of large classes in our .country affords an increasing appre ; hension on the part of ll thinking ! m. n and women. Tha- t ll require , wise Christian statesmanship no one con doubt. i The problem of cheap, swift, safe and convenient transportation of per , sous and things might seem, at first thought, already solved by us as a people, for as a nation we glory in our economies of trade and travel. But eery producer know s that the problem has only been par.ially solved. In the distribution of our products the ' factor of transportation la yet para mount. Our immense national domain offers a home for several hundred mil- I lion souis. They are coming to us " am an old man and many of my t roubles nrvvr ha ppentd." -ALBERT HUBBARD from every shore a million and more a year. No profounder economic ques-1 ticn is receiving greater attention than that of transportation cheap, safe, ; convenient and swif . And who is able to say the last j word on the subject of the proper pro- j due ion and distribution of wealth. The great problem is its distribution. This j means the social problem. At present, na in the past, the so-called wealth of the world is in the hands of the f?w. j While the aggregate wealth of the many is very great, its effectiveness I as a factor in society in incomparably j less than the effectiveness of the ag- grevate wealth of the few. The prob-' lem is not one of even distribution ; per capita. It is not tha every human j shall have so much and no more than every other human. The problem is j one of the unrestricted use of wealth, a ; free flow of opportunities and uses. ! The problem is part of several other problems; some economic, as, for in stance, transportation; some political, as the franchise of taxation. But whatever the setting of the problem, it is one of the chief ones in the lives of most men. Because of Kb magni-1 tude and comprehension it becomes a I public problem, and, therefore, a ques- j tion involving public business which , Is another name for government. It is ; a problem which the people boldly j hand over to legislatures, congresses and city commissions. And it is some times strangely performed as recent events inN certain of our American cities would indicate. The serious ness of the problem Is merely suggest ed by the fact that our ci'ies are rap idly becoming the largest and richest cities in the world. As a civil problem, as a municipal problem, as an individ ual problem, the problem of the proper distribution of wealth is as serious and difficult as, any which confronts the American people. iui wail oi we mamieiiaace 01 law ( and order and the adequate protection ' THE white hair and wrinkled faces of our busy men and women tell of doubt, fear and anxiety more than disease or age. Worry playa havoc with the nervous system o that dices tion is ruined and sleep banished. What oil is to tha friction of tha delicate parta of an engine DIL PIERCE'S Golden Medical discovery la to th dallcat organs of the body. It's a tonic and body builder became it timulaiaa the tivor to Ttgoroca action, aaaisU tha stomach to aaaunilata food thru nrkhina; Us blood, and tha narrea and haart In tarn ara fad on para rich blood. Kaarmf "is the cry of atarrad nerrae for food." For forty years "Golaaa) ModloaJ Dtaoorery" in liquid fona ha given graat satis faction as a rl blood ba&er. A' it cm ba obtaiMtd in tablet form from dtmltn i ntdicint CTMud 50 one-cMt$tmj for trial box. Writ R. VJHerce, Buffalo. vm. racKcrs pucaaant tojxh atallcv aaatUainai, rarUta) tkva Hrtr, mm ataiwta. bi ta taka a tmma of life and property In every commun- j ity? This. I take it, is the hardest; problem of all which confront us. What community in the United States Is free from danger? Must we not confess that all our social and national evils flow from our feeble maintenance of law and order and our inadequate pro tection of life and property? The sa loon, as ever, the chief law breaker still flaunts its red flag of defiance in the face of good government. It still continues to hatch its unholy brood of vioes and many people wish to have it bo. The ever increasing and damn ing power of the social evil which viel oualy and openly breaks the law of God and man. the utter disregard of statutory and divine command to keep the Sabbath day pure. What are these but indicators of that lawless spirit which produces anarchy in the cation la tn Individual lif aa well. These are indeed problems which face our civilization an 1 the final battle in not yet fought. One thi.ig is clear. The Christian church will have need to contribute s ill larger and stronger elements to the tompcBite of our na tional "smelting pof if the high ideals of onr forefathers are to be perma nent in our national life. Over againht all his there are signs of the times which have in them posi tive encouragement. They contribute a cheerful optimism whpn you medi tate upon them. I know of no ethics j aside from religion. I know of no true j religion aside rom Christ. The ethical i conduct of men evidences, although j sometimes the connection is obscure, j the naure cf their faith and hope, j Never was there an age of such char- j ity. Never was there so much money poured out freely in unstinted measure for the service of men. The public con science has been aroused to public du ties as never before since the days of Adams and Jefferson and Franklin, and Henry thundered defiance to an enemy who assailed the government of a United people. For malversation in of fice, malfeasance in corporations, for breaches of trust, for illegal combina tions for the restraint of manufacture, trade or labor, there are great search ing of heart. All over the land public interest is keenly alive to the public i weal, and for these "hings we "offer! unto Gcd thanksgiving." i What cause have we for gratitude as Christians? Purely 19 centuries of j achievement that have been just and i praiseworthy ought to afford ample reason for gladness of heart to every follower of Jesus Christ. While many civilizations have passed from child hood to decrepitude Christianity has 1 grown stronger with the passing cen turies. Whatever land it has touched, Christianity has adorned. The vision of Ezeklel has proven literally true. "And everything shall live witherso ever the river cometh." Newell Dwlght Hillis In a remarkable paragraph re cently rightly estimates its value: "It has fallen upon the latent gifts of the poor like a summer atmosphere on sleeping roots and seeds. Christianity fell upon the abuses as the acid falls upon the iron, to consume the slave's fetter. It built a-sylums for little chil dren in Antioch, hospitals for the aged and invalid in Hippo. It laid the foun dation for learning in Bologna and Pa dua. It carried the sacred torch of learning through the dark ages. It transformed the forest children of Germany and won over to the golden rule the Norsemen, wi-h their epics. It crossed the channel bo England, and won King Etheibert by its vision of the immortal hope. It has made hard gov ernments numaae; cruel laws to be just It lent new loveliness to old arts; new culture to learning, and it gave a reason for philanthropy and re form. For 20 centuries the names of great theologians and philosophers, from A'hanasius to Jonathan Edwards, are Christian names; the names of the great orators, from Chrysostom to Beecher and Brooks, are Christian names; the names of the great poets are Christian names. It is impossible to be ashamed of a cathedral like St. Peter's or St. Mark's, with the forest of columns and arrhes, and the splen dor of the dome. In the majestic cath edral one finds the romance of the "Infinite." The student again and again finds himself proud of his alma mater, the patriot rever s to the glo ries of the past, and what shall we cay of the long, glorious and beneficent history of Christianity "Like a migb'y army moves the church of God ; Brothers, we are treading where the 6aints have trod; We are not divided, all one body we, One in hope and doctrine, one in char ity." What of the present? Do we keep pace with the glorious past? The great Frenchman said, "That army is doom- j ed that has lost the power of attack." The answer comes back in the record of our times. Never was there so many young men and young women eager to j go in o the heart of the dark contin- ents of the earth; never was there sol much money placed upon the altars of j the church of God to missionize the world; never were there so many movements for evangelization, sani a-, tion. education, hospitals and social re- j forms. What Martin Luther and John Wesley needed was not a new idea but a new heart. You can make beautiful ' and powerful lights with electricity, ! but growing crops and beautiful flow- i ers require the light of the sun. And j whats is it that will turn a Jerry Mc-; Auley Into a saint? Will printing, presses, scientific agriculture or even education? The vitality of spiritual life is in the Sun of Righteousness and He Is the power. J And now, in conclusion, may I raise ; the quesrlon of most practical worth. ' How is our thanksgiving spirit to be j manifested? How shall we translate ' out thanksgiving into the terms hat ' make for thanksliving? j And I venture to answer that, first of j all, we shall best maintain a thankful i heart by a right inr.er relation with J Jesua Christ. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." May I ask, What ! place has He in your inner life? This ia so important, for the inner life, it is hardly necessary to say, is the real life. And it la Just as certainly true that no merely outward expression will have value wlthou- there is first of all an inner experience. Religion is first and essentially an inward thing of the heart. Second, thanksliving is shown in the way that we use the possessions which have been entrus'ed to us. No one is so poor but that he may share his crust with another hungrier than he Is. But it Is one of the strange contradictions of human nature that It is easier for us to give when we are poor than when we are rich. There was never a day when the call for dedication of wealth v as so insistent as now. The great 'elds of Christian enterprise are open and inviting to all responsive hearts and hands. The conquest of the world for our Christ was never more possible than now. Men with money and men without money are needed. The ba'tle line is far-flung and there's good fight ing all along the line. Third, our best chanel for thanks- t living is in personal service. We are to give our Influence and our money. We are to be generous in the use of our high and noble Rifts for God and humanity, but we are to remember that no amount of money can commute tha duty of giving ourselves to the service of the kingdom. All the traits and powers of what we call personality are to be placed at His bidding to do Ills will. "Whose we are and whom we serve" is to be our life motto. Therefore, "go your way, eat the fat. and drink the aweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing la pre pared; for this day is holy unto our Lord." All the newa aJt the time The Argua. ?CKXX00000000000(XXXX(XX)OOOOCXX)OCXX)0000(X000000000090 A GOOD STORE TO TIE TO Becaure we are careful in fitting, because we give our undivided at tention to nothing but shoes. Our line this winter comprises ery thing in shoes a critical buyer can ask for, at popular prices. Our styles are orig- inal, our lasts are elegant fitters and give the foot a graceful appearance. Our shoes win in a walk. Woo Shoes The Boston 1726 Second Avenue Foster o cj s