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THE "AKGUS. SATURDAY.-OCTOBER 17. 1008.
IS DEATH THE END?
carih a failure? There must bo a
sequel to this life, otherwise why do
we live here at all? After death there
is life." i
r- - )Ttift1l i.'i tHimir- i
Subject of Lecture by George
v Wendling at Augustana
PRESENTS THE COLD FACTS
Must Be Sequel to Life, He Contends,
Otherwise We Would Not Be
Placed Here on Earth.
"Is Death the End?" was the subject
of an intensely interesting lecture
given last night in the Augustana col
lege chapel by George It. Wendling,
the noted author and platform lecturer.
The speaker did not use eloquence in
the presentation of his subject, but
limited himself to cold facts, presented
in a very convincing manner.
"Every generation in every age,"
said Mr. Wendling, "has asked the
Question if there is a life beyond this
one. It is the nature of human mind
(Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.)
Oct. 18 'The Stubborn Cinderella.'
Oet. 2T My Boy Jaek," matinee.
Oct. 20 "The Girl and the Stampede."
Oot. 31 "On the Frontier."
The Elite. .
(Eighteenth Street, North of Second
Vaudeville at 3,8 and 9:13 p. in. Two
mctineeM Sunday and holiday.
(Second Avenue, Kast of Nineteenth
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and ft:l. p.m. Two
matinee Suuduj.i uud hoI!d::yN.
IS IT MERELY FATE?
Something Wrong Whenever Republi
cans Attempt to Ho d Pub
LAST EVENING IT WAS FIRE
Lack of Speakers Finally Overcome,
but Lack of Crowd Put Local
Mapagers to Rout.
"A Stubborn Cinderella." "A Stub
born Cinderella," although by the au
thors of "The Time, the Place and the
Girl," "The Girl Question" and "Hon-
Pl'mnnn HTrntl " its an nHrtlv HiFForfmt
to doubt. Now belief, my friends, is f ',, ,, Jt An
; t-ma yJi uuivi iniiiinvriiL nielli lis in c-lltr-
cessors. Its characters are drawn from
more a question of like or dislike, rath
er than the result of a process of
reasoning. If a person sets himself ;
more pretentious walks pt life, its
scenes are laid in a different class of
. . ,.,.. . . . . .society, and even its musical numbers
against anything, it is nesg; to impos- ' .... x. . , ,
are more ambitious than in tlie former
afHlA tr mibft Vtim ruillavn i y-v n- otir
ai uiv v uiunt, uiu irviiv t V iivr in u Li c i
how convincing the evidence is.
"One of the great questions which
human beings have tried to answer is,
What is death? Skeptics say it is the
end of everything. To all appearances
they are right, for it would seem that
with death everything ceases. But ap
pearances are deceiving. All nature
proves to us that we have no right to
base reason on the appearance cf
things, because external phenomena
has ever led to the truth, and the out
ward manifestations of death are no
exception to this rule.
Fnlth in KMHential.
" 'I will not believe what I do not
know,' is the cry of modern skeptics.
To these we must reply that if men do
not believe what they do not know
nothing will ever be accomplished in
this world. Faith has been the guid
ing 'angel of every angel in every age.
Every philosopher, every inventor and
every discoverer in every age has be
lieved more than he knew. If they
had not, the world would not know to
day what it knows. We canot base be
lief on reason alone; we must- have
faith in that which we do not know.
"No one has yet been able to say
what the mind is. Scientists and phys
iologists tell us that it is the result of
brain activity. But what is it that
controls the brain? Well, they tell us
that it is the nerves, but that gives us
no further information. Do you not
have that within you that tells you
that you are not merely flesh and
blood not merely brain and nerves?
What Is it that .wills your actions, that
controls your every impulse, that moves
the brain and every organ in your
body to act? Can you not realize that
your identity is something that is not
material? My body is merely myi
slave, an instrument by means of
which I carry out my various desires
- 'ot to Be Feared.
:Death should not he feared. It is
not a horrible active force, but rather
a negative element, the cessation ol
physical activity. Death is a neces
sity to release me from my bodily
frame. But because physical activi
ties have ceased, is that proof that I
do not longer exist? Because you see
the ship wrecked on the rocks, is that
proof that the pilot is not safe on the
"Science has contributed the great
est proof of immortality in the great
theory of the indestructibility of mat
ter. Scientists tell us that there is no
annihilation in nature; nothing can be
destroyed. Changes of forms and com
Lmations take place, but thre is no
destruction. Now if this be true of
the lesser works of God's creation,
why should it not be true of the soul,
the greatest of God's handiwork?
MuHt lie a Sequel.
"And so we must come to the ulti
mate conclusion that if man does not
live again, then is his life here on
plays by these authors. The fact that
the Chicago production has now been
running nearly five months and has yet
The fates are certainly against the
republican campaign managers. They
VtA difficulties a plenty yesterday, try
ing to arrange for the meeting at the
Turner hall last evening, but finally,
by 6 o'clock, the committee had things
fairly well in hand, and alter many
disappointments had secured some
speakers for the evening. The fife
c nd drum corps was out, and had just
begun the task of attracting a craw;!,
when the fire started. Cf course even
those few who had had thoughts of
attending the talkfest forgot ail about
it in the excitement, ard Dr. Joseph
DeSilva, county chairman, and the
speakers on hand found themselves
the sole members of the audience.
I. Iked' the Miixie.
Dr. DeSilva realized the situation
when the reflection of the fire loomed
up in the sky, and sorrowfully he
stepped to the front of the building,
rnd-said to the leader of the drum
corps: "We like your music, but wo
Return of Everybody's Favorites to The
The Original Henderson's 8 School Boys
and Girls With Abe Shapno as the Mulligan
5 Other Good Acts 5. NOTE:
Commencing Thursday Techow's
Trained Cats v . v V
the Central fire department, sustained
a painful injury while fighting the
flames. He was on the roof a" the
boiler room when" he received orders
to bring the line of hose he was hand
ling down to the ground. As he step
ped on the top round of the ladder
which led to the earth the ladder
slipped out .from under him and he
fell a distance of about 15 feet. He
landed on his feet, and fortunately es
caped with nothing worse than a
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BOYS fiNO GIRLS
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AT THE ELITE THEATER ALL THE COMING WEEK.
to see a vacant seat at a single per- can not expect politics to compete
formance. demonstrates the appeal against such a fire as "that, so we':l
which this charming play makes, not ad go home again.
only to the $1.50 patrons of, the thea
ter, but to those who sit in ihe bal
conies and galleries as well. The cast
which has been engaged for this play,
which will be eeen here at the Illinois
theater tomorrow, matinee and even
ing, includes Homer B. Mason, Grace
Edmund. Marguerite Keeler, Jack Raf
fael, Ethel Dovey, Clara Noelke, Lin
coln Plumer, Harry Pauli, Charles Wil
son, and others.
scurrying to get valuables out of the
Property Fully Innured.
All the property destroyed is fully
insured, the Rock Island Sash and
Door works risk being handled by the
Hayes & Cleveland agency. It is esti
mated that there is $100,000 insurance
on the lumber destroyed, and at least
HAVE PLANT IN OPERATION
WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO
(Continued From Page Five.)
what was going on and actors found
themselves playing to empty seats.
Families Move their Good.
A number of families living east of
Twenty-fifth street on Fourth and
Fifth avenues, becoming panic stricken
at the terrifying spectacle, and fearing
that their homes were about to be de
stroyed, hastily began moving their
household effects. Hand carts, express
wagons and other vehicles were press
ed into service, and there was a great
sprained ankle. He "gamely refused to
be taken to the hospital, although the
ankle swelled badly. He was placed
in Chief Eckharfs rig and taken to
the police station, where care was giv.
en the injured limb.
Fire Brevitlen .
The firemen found plenty of willing
helpers in the crowd of on-lookers.
The entire police force of the city
was on the job, but in the dense crowd
they had little effect. Five hundred po-
TALES TOLD ABOUT TOWN
srooNF.n ji st the same.
One would think that on an occasion
like the fire of last evening everybody
would be more interested in it than in
anything else, but it was not so. A
reporter hurrying to the scene of the
fire passed up the Burlington, tracks
from Twentieth street on the north
side of a train which had to wait there
while the fire was burning. All of the
passengers appeared to be on the south
side of the train looking at the fire,
but on the north steps of the front
coach sat a young couple spooning in
the semi-darkness as contentedly as
though there was nothing out of the
usual going on.
he did not see the elephants. And
some facetious member of the family
confused the little lad's mind further
by telling him that the Knights Tem
plar have goats, not elephants, and
that none but members ever enjoy the
spectacle of this "goat."
THEY IMIIN'T WALK BACK.
Last week while Hon. E. W. Hurst
of this city "and Hon. Samuel Alschuler
of Aurora were with Bryan on his spe
cial train through Illinois they got
into a crowd in one of the towns vis
ited, and when they returned to the
train they found that Mr. Alschuler
was minus his overcoat, while Mr
Hurst had been separated from his
wallet. To add to the difficulties of
the situation it was also dis covered tha .
Mr. Alschuler's railroad ticket was in
his overcoat pocket, while Mr. Hurst's
was in his wallet. Of course they
went on on the special train to Quincy
and it is said that Mr. Bryan guaran
teed their passage back to Chicago.
GOATS. XOT EI.EIMIAXTS.
When the Knights Temglar parade
was held Tuesday all of the school
children of the city were, given an op
portunity to witness the spectacle.
One little fellow returned home at
noon, and expressed his disappoint
ment when asked his opinion of the
"Wasn't it a pretty parade?" he was
"Uh, huh," he replied, but with no
enthusiasm. Pressed further, he ad
mitted that he did not like it because
OppoMtte Spencer Square.
Only Two More Darn to See TuIn RIk
BIG IMPERIAL MINSTRELS.
IS Ari.IM is
Highest Priced Act Ever Played in Any
andevilh? House in the Three Cities.
Three shows daily. 3, S. 3:ir,. Even-
in ss. tew reH.rv"d. 20c: all others.
Order tickets by phone; new 5153. old 2.
half that amount upon the other prop-r"' toum not nave neia tne sPec-
frtv f tha mngnv nMh l1l'UOrs in C11CCK
J -v 1. vuiiiuu 11 j iiiv.il 1 . vx tin;
flames. There are in all probably 300
policies in force, ranging from 2,500
to $25,000, and practiclly every com
pany carrying fire risks in this part of j
the country will be a loser.
The Rock Island Lumber company's
property and the railway property lost
is also insured for approximately its
. Mew Building; Planned.
Plans have been drawn and arrange
ments completed to build a three-story
factory building just east of the other
shops of the Rock Island Sash and
Dcor works, to be one of the largest
in the entire plant. Work was to have
People will insist in going into the
most dangerous places despite the re
peated warnings given them by those
who know. As the poles containing
the transmission wires of the Peoples
Power company were falling it was
with the utmost difficulty that the
crowd was kept from standing directly
under them. Had one of the wires
broken and struck a rail or fallen into
the crowd there is no telling how many
fatalities there would have been.
The street cars on Fifth avenue were
compelled to stop running past the
scene of the fire because of the lines
: of hose stretched across the street.
about to yield to the heat and tumble
to its doom. Finally, however, it was
safely over and disappeared in the
northwest. A rabbit, rrightened by
the crowd that entered the vacant
field east of the Lumber company'
yard, dashed madly toward the flames
far into the zone where humans could
sot endure and was finally lost to
view, no doubt perishing from the
Matinee and Evening.
"ALL STAR CAST,"
Direct From the Princess
80 PEOPLE 80
Prices Matinee, 25c, 50c,
75c, $1; boxes, $1.5tt. Night,
50c, 75c, $1, $1.50; boxes, $2.
Phone west 224.
Me ' -V!1
with ultimate construction
Old rnnin at I'irit li
Week of Oet. 12,
Smoke If You Like.
Prices Ktc, 25c and S5c. Always the
best show in town.
Next attraction, "The Bowery Girls."
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
Charles M. Nelson to Ada L. Peter
son, part lot 2, northeast quarter sec
tion S, IT, lw, $1,000.
Julia B. Winters to Sam Shapiro,
north 4C feet, lot C, block 2, Guyer'.i
Second addition. Rock Island, $1,200.
Sunday, Oct. 18.
Mallnee and Xlght.
"ONE BIG HIT!"
"A Stubborn Cinderella"
of Musical Comedy, with Catchy Musi1
and Pretty Girls,
CAST AFFORD TO MISS IT.
A Notable Cast Beauty Chorus of
PRICES Matinee, 2."c, 50c. 73c,, $1;
boxes, $1.E0. Night, 50c, 75c, $1, J1.E0;
boxes $2. Phone west 224.
begun in a few days. It is probable!1,"' ""isurdieu iranbier service
that this will be delayed, though it i!tat. filIed the biH pretty wel1' how"
believed that the fire will not interfere evfZ' ... -
ine Dringe to uavenport was alive
with people, mostly from Davenport.
l SilArinl nflrc u'pro iiQari if nnnvav . .ta
When the fire started it happened m,cai1,1a in EOD h
3 that the old pump at the waterworks; Wnpn ,t comeg tQ fight the flameg
d was on duty. It took some little time (h(J firemcn neyer consi(lered whether
m.l z1 lIie ew un,P lo soms, Bui;the fire was ,n thig city Moline or
m Supremtendent Cavanaugh and his en- Davenport. They worked as hard as
&j me ,0'1 we,e "y " ie J". ",they could, and deserve all the credit
feEli when the big machine was placed in th, . ivpn (h - -fh , nromnt
operation there was a very noticeable and cfficlent work
increase in the pressure Enough water was used to make a
I iuoiine came to tne am or koc.j: isi-;
and with a supply of water, the mqins '
A ll.. A ,t - B it. t 1. I 1
.dt u.e east cuu oi w.is enj ueinS ."-, lliche8 for a (i:stance of some three
nected with Moline mains, and the ,,,i,
latter city's pump being set to work; H.,m hf,in nnt lhp onU.
'sending water down from the east to; ,.vr..lir .r a trri.
fied by the fire. Thousands of spar-
; small river. The railroad yards .were
', covered to the depth of nearly four
help keep up the pressure.
I TT II T T a 4 At- i I
it. v. norsi, ine coniracior, is rr, ua .,! ti,Pir rnniitln?
mourning the loss of a 5.000 contract p,ace in the Iumber pi(?s ancl aboul
as a result of the firer It had been the bllilJil,SB vvhen driven out by the
.virtually settled that he should begin heat flew back and forth on the e(lge
!the dismantling of the old saw mill of lhe flan5Gs till lmn(lreds sank ex
near the river bank during the coming hpaFted or overcome by heat to their
iweek.- The structure was to be razed rtc2tb. A white pigeon, started from
and the machinery sent to another lts rost somewhere south of the fire
;city and again set up. Of course the ros hih in the air over the biazlns
iiuuv.uiucijf ja iiu a uiixss vl ruius, unu j:rpa i;oc same nncnnnv oreatnr?
Thousands of pairs of eyes watched it
wheel its uncertain way, dipping and
You Will Make No Mistake if You
Follow This Rock Island Citi
Never neglect your kidneys.
If you. have pain in the back, uri
nary disorders, dizziness and nervous
ness, it's time to act and no time to
experiment. These are all symptona
of kidney trouble, and you should
seek a remedy which Is known to cure
the kidneys. j
Doan's Kidney Pills is the remedy
to use. No need to experiment It
has cured many stubborn cases in
Rock Island. Follow the advice cf a
Rock Island citizen and be cured your
Mrs. Isaac Shifter, of 1417 Fifth ave
nue, Rock Island, 111., says "My hus
band was troubled for two years with
kidney complaint before he found any
thing to help him. The worst syiiip-
tons he endured were severe pains in
the region of his kidneys and across
his back, and a frequent action of the
kidneys which, he could not control.
He was unable to Etoop or lift any
thing and he tried many remedies
without obtaining relief. He read of
Doan's Kidney Pills in the paper and
he decicted to try them, procured a ;
box at the Harper House pharmacy
and after using them a short time the
pains and other symptons left him.
I have used Doan's Kidney Pills my
self and find them to be exactly as
repfesented. My husband and I agree
that Doan's Kidney Pills are the surest
and safest remedy for kidney trouble."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn company, Buffalo, N. YK
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
The Place to
4TH AVE. AND 20TH ST.
Decorations for all occasions.
Palms and Ferns Rented.
Call and see us before placing
your order. Get our list of prices.
Old phone 412, new phone 5170.
Residence phone 535-Y.
will be simply junk.
, t Fireman Injured.
Grant E. Zimmerman, a member of, rising and
W. C. Maucker's
Fire Insurance Agency
Property owners who are In need of fire Insurance ahonld look
carefully Into the financial standing of the companies represented by
the various local agents before placing their Insurance, as the com-
- pany8 financial standing la as Important as that of your banker; also
investigate as to the standing of the agent, as his Influence with the
companies he represents may Bave you many a dollar In case of loss.
Such an agency is that of Mr. Maucker, who represents the most
reliable companies In the business, and is plaased to state that In the
eight years he has been In the business not one cistomer of his has
aeeded the services of an attorney to secure justice in getting a set
; tlement for a fire loss.
The following standing of companies represented by him is taken
trpm the report of the Insurance commissioner of Illinois. -
Aachen and Munich Ins. Co. of Germany
Commercial Union Assurance Co, England 1861
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia 1829
Fire Association of Philadelphia 1817
Headacties and Neuralgia from Colds.
Laxative Bromo Quinine, the world
wide cold 'and grip remedy, removes
cause. Call for full name. Look for
every moment seeming signature E. W. Grove. 25c.
German American Insurance Co. of New York .....1872
Hanover Insurance Co. of New York 1852
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut .1810
Insurance Co. of North America of Philadelphia ...1792
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York 1850
North British and Mercantile In Co., England ....1809
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825
Phenix Insurance Co. of New York 1853
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut 1854
United Firemens Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...I860
London Assurance Corporation, England 1720
Office, No. 1620 Fourth avenue . Maucker Building. ' Both 'pio'mes.
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