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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1908.
KERMIT HAS A JOB
President's Son Will be His
' Photographer on His Hunt
WILL SNAPSHOT WILD LIFE
Young Roosevelt Being Taught by
Well Known Ornithologist Use
of Camera in Field.
Kermit Roosevelt Is to be the offi
cial photographer with the president's
party on the African hunting trip. In
preparation for this Important work
the young man Is studying with
Frank M. Chapman, the ornithologist
of New York city.
The responsibility which will rest on
Kermit's shoulders will be heavy, for
all his father's accounts of his adven
tures In the jungles of the dark conti
nent are to be illustrated. It is also
understood that the president Is anx
ious to bring back photographs of rare
African birds and other animals taken
In life for several of the big museums,
Including the Smithsonian Institution
at Washington and the American Mu
seum of Natural History in New
York. The -president was anxious to
Lave Mr. Chapman accompany him,
Bays the New York Times, but when
this was found to be impossible it was
decided that Kermit should get a com
plete camera outfit and be trained in
Its use by Mr. Chapman.
Mr. Chapman has long been a friend
of the president. As associate curator
of the department of ornithology of
the Museum of Natural History he
has made frequent trips into the in
terior .of Florida. rhotOEraDhliur rare
Saturday, Sept. 12.
Matlner nnd MkM.
SECOND ANNUAL. TOUR.
Harry Scott Company Present That
Furiously Funny Musiral Stew,
Merrily Served in Three
"Ma's New Husband"
Book DAVID EDWIN.
Music and Lyrics GEO. FLETCHER
18 New, Clean, Catchy Musical Feat
II Ilfj.-l J ( 1 V 1 1 ,o nit uiiaiuiuuun
verdict conceded by press critics and
theater-going public. .
PRICES Matinee, 10c and 23c; even
ing, 10c, 20c, 30c, 50c; boxes, 75c. Seat
sale opens two days in advance at box
office. Phone west 224.
and beautiful birds at close range and
In the end making the collection at the
museum one of the most complete and
valuable in the world.
It has been unusual Indeed for him
to pass through Washington since Mr.
Roosevelt has been president without
stopping over for luncheon or dinner
at the White House, when the presi
dent and be have discussed birds to
the delight of both.
Selected the Bent Man.
"Tbe president could not have se
lected a lwtter man to help him pre
pare for the photographic end of the
exped;tioa." said n friend of Mr. Chap
man the other day. "He has made a
long and thorough study of birds with
the camera, and he is not only an ex
pert in the use of the camera. Lut
knows all the tricks of how to get
close to the birds."
The question now under considera
tion by Kermit and Mr. Chapman Is
the best kind of photographic outfit to
take. It is expected that the camera
clone, with the several lenses, includ
ing a powerful long range lens, will
cost about $250. He will have to
snap birds hopping and flying and wilJ
animals in motion.
But the mechanical operation of the
camera and a thorough understanding
of Its mechanism, so that he can repair
it in the event of Its getting out of or
der far from the haunts of men. are bul
a small part of what Mr. Chapman will
teach the president's son. It is one
thing to photograph young folks on a
lawn, all anxious to be in the picture,
and another to catch a wary bird in
the heart of the jungle.
Mr. Chapman's success has been due
to the fact that he has been able to get
very close views of birds. One of his
favorite methods is to construct a
blind, cover it. over with brush and
then leave it for weeks until the birds
have lecoine thoroughly accustomed to
it. Then he has slipped into It before
the birds are astir and has often been
able to get good negatives of rare birds
which hopped about unconcernedly only
a few feet from his lens.
Another favorite device is to hang a
piece of burlap over a bush and leave
it there for several weeks while on an
other expedition aud then creep under
it and wait. Of course the camera
mnst be arranged so that in snapping
it there is no noise. The slightest sus
picious sound would spoil everything.
CHAM IB t ft 14 K. Kl M T aCoMPA"
Sunday, Sept. 13.
Matinee and Night.
The Peculiar Comedian,
W. B. PATTON,
In the Season's Most Successful
It pulls the heart strings one moment
and stirs up a tumult of mirth the next.
Irlee Matinee, 25c and 50c; even
ing, 25c, 50c, 75c and $1. Phone west
Monday, Sept. 14.
One Night Only.
If You Want to LauRh. Follow the
Crowd and See
;rk.ti;st rirai. comedy dhama
EvAr Produced, with
In the Title Role.
Hand and OreheMtra.
PRICES 10c, 20c, 30c and 50c. Thone
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
Sept. 12 "Ma's New Husband," mat
inee and night.
Sept. 13 W. B. Patton, in "The
Blockhead," matinee and night.
Sept. 14 "Uncle Zeke."
Sept. 19 "As Told In the Hills,"
mat:nee and night.
Sept. 20 "When We Were Friends,'
matinee and night.
Sept. 27 The Morgan Stock com
pany, matinee and night.
Has Strenuous Time. "Uncie Zeke,"
one cf those lovable old "down east"
characters, is the central fig-tre in the
ptoy of the seme name, which holds
the boards at the Illinois next Mon
days Sept. 14. "Uncle Zeke," p.3 he is
CPlIed In the play, has numero-s stren
uous adventures, bat always comes
out victorious. In New York ho en
counters two typical confidence men,
Walter Huntington and Ben Wolcher.
These two crooks make an earnest
endeavor to separate Uncle Zeke from
his hard earned money. He is coaxed
into the grip game and bent? the
sharpers in a most anlookeu for man
ner. There are tears as vell r.s laughs
in this play.
Is Quaintly Original. The character
of Professor Steele. "The Blockhead,"
as portrayed by Mr. Pa.ton in his own
inimitable way, is one of the most
quaintly original and lovable types he
has yet given us. The part becomes
alive with wit and humor, with a
touch of pathos, and no one need be
ashamed of the tears that occasionally
force themselves out of these scenes.
No doubt the Illinois 'heater will be
filled tomorrow when Mr. Patton pre
sents his comedy here.
Mary Wood Chase in Recital. Music
lovers of the three cities will be pleas
ed to learn that Miss Mary Wood
Chase of Chicago will give a piano re
cital in the tri-cities the last week in
October. Miss Chase ranks with such
well known players as Godowsky, Fan
nie Bloomfield Zelsler and Rudolph
Ganz, and has not only played in re
cital in most of the large cities in
America and Europe, but has also ap
peared In America with most of .the
large orchestras. She has just closed
a western tour at Seattle, and at the
close signed a contract for a return
OppunKe Spencer Square.
Tonight and Tomorrow Night
Is your last chance to see the Bi;
and Her Two Scare Crows.
" FIVE OTHER FIG ACTS FIVEy
Three Performances Daily at 3, 8 and
rrleea Alwnya the Same 10c and 20A
COMING NEXT WEEK THE ROS
SITERS. Biggest and best act of its kind in
OUR GRAND FALL OPENING SALE
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you will not be disappointed. No mat
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New Furniture, New Carpets,
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New Stoves, New Linoleums
READ THESE OFFERINGS AND
Or you will not get your share of the
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store of the TrJ-Cities the one that
shows the newest styles first and the
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buy from 20 per cent to 40 per cent
cheaper here than you can elsewhere.
Come and see!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO FURNISH A HOME OR NEED ANYTHING IN FURNITURE, CARPETS, RUGS OR STOVES, YOU SHOULD BY ALL MEANS ATTEND HOLBROOK'S
FALL OPENING SALE. SEPTEMBER IN THIS STORE MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW FURNITURE SEASON. IT IS OUR FALL OPENING MONTH; DURING
THE MONTH PRECEDING WE HAVE BEEN BUSY .HUNTING IN SCORES OF FACTORIES FOR SUCH FURNITURE AS IS WORTHY A PLACE ON THESE FIVE
FLOORS. NO EASY TASK, WE CAN ASSURE YOU. DURING THIS MONTH, THE OPENING MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, WE SHALL WELCOME THE REGULAR ARMY
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The finest five-framed body Brussels Rugs made,
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The best Wilton Rugs made, 9x12, such makes as
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regular $37.50 and $40 Rugs. Over 100 to choose
from. During this Opening r O gf
Sale will all be priced $ 9 J I II I
A LARGE PURCHASE OF ALL WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS
WE SHOW AS MANY INGRAIN CARPETS AS ALL THE REST OF THE STORES PUT TOGETHER. WE WILL SELL YOU A BEAUTIFUL, GUARANTEED, ALL-WOOL
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Visit Our Store Monday, or any Day Next Week, and You Will Find Prices Marked Down
to the Lowest Level in Every Department. Special for the Opening.
Fine large kitchen cabinets with
2 large Hour bins, beautiful
white tops, regular
$C50 value, now 5.35
Kitchen cabinets with full nick
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large flour bins on rollers, two
drawers, moulding board, regu
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A fine kitchen cabinet with lull
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beard in base, drawers, mould
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sifter on top, made of satin
wood. This cabinet cannot be
bought elsewhere in the tri
cities for less than
$20, now 15.00
oft top mattresses made of good
ticking, any size 2.69
Large arm, high back rockers,
made of hard wood, nicely fin
3 vale SI. 99
Solid oak sideboards with large
French plate, bevel edge mir
or swell front with plush lined
silver drawer, large drawer for
values .". $12.77
High back wood seat dining
chair with carved back, nicely
Sue values 63
Steel range with six holes, large
warming closet, with good size
oven, full nickel plated,
regular $30, now .... 21.75
Solid oak extension tables, nicely
finished, 5 legs, 0 feet long,
regular $C50, now-.... 4.98
Solid oak dresser with large
French plate' Level edge, mirror,
swell top drawers,
$11 value, now - 7.9S
Solid oak chiffoniers with five
large drawers, nicely finished,
regular $C.50 value,
Polished finish, quarter oak rock
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regular $5 value,
A beautiful three-piece parlor
suit, upholstered in silk plush,
loose cushions, regular
$32.50 value, now .. 22.50
Fine reversible art squares, 9x12,
50 different patterns to choose
from, regular $3 values.
Fine brussels rugs, 9x12. floral
or oriental patterns, regular
$10.50 value, now ... 10.85
Beautiful velvet rugs, 9x12,
regular $22.50 value,
30 patterns velvet carpets, reg
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A large selection of Axminster
low as 98e
Fine, Axminster rugs, 9x12, your
' choice of 35 patterns, reg
ular $23 value,
Body brussel rug 9x12. What
most people call their very best
quality, while they last, reg
ular $25 value, now . 19.95
Extra heavy seamless Smith
Wilton .velvet rug 9x12, regular
A handsome birch mahogany fin
ished rocker, regular $4
value, now 2.98
Pretty ingrain carpet, choice
of patterns . .T 25
Beautiful half wool ingrain car
pets, several patterns, regular
45c carpet, this
Regular 22V2C and 25c Chinese
Japanese mattings, the kind that
always sells at 35c, now
27c and 25c
Good 55c linoleums, placed
on sale at 39c
Linoleum 12 feet wide, regular
Granite inlaid linoleums, regu
lar 90c values,
Linoleums, regular $1.30 value,
choice of patterns,
Beautiful line of inlaid lino
leums, regular $1.23
25 patterns of Brussels carpets,
regular 90c quality,
Large solid oak china closet-5,"
round corners, bent glass doors,
quarter sawed, polish finish, reg
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engagement. It is through the efforts
of Charles B. Grant that Miss Chase
has been secured for a recital in the
Today's Bill. The musical farce,
'Ma's Xew Husband," is at the Illi
nois theater today, matinee and night.
From all accounts it is one of the bis
laugh makers of the season and the
management has been obliged to
promise return dates in nearly every
city that it has played In order to
satisfy the popular demand. Tte com
pany has been receiving glowing press
notices for clever, rapid fire work and
for the singing and comedy merit of
the individual members.
TIIERE are always two
I parts of the cost of a
yaiLLij juu luiun. ui.
one, first cost; tne otner,
how long it lasts.
Painters hold that a paint that wears
three years is a good paint; they us-
ually advise repainting in three years.
Devoe Lead-and-Zinc Paint more of
ten lasts six than three; sometimes
ten, twelve, or more.
It's the way it's made and A
what it's made of that does it.
Get Devoe here.
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Government experimsnts in London
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an electric cannon that will throw a
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TALES TOLD ABOUT TOWN
THK DOCTOIl KNEW.
A local business man recently had an
experience with a physician which has
caused him to lose a large degree of
faith in the skill aud insight of the
medical fraternity. This business man
had to handle a certain kind of poison
at times, and not infrequently it made
him very sick, as there were times
when he would get a little of it into
his system. As it occurred often, how
ever, he began to know just how to
cure himself, and he rarely told the
rest of the family when he was ill
from the effects of the poison. One
time, however, he absorbed consider
ably more than ever before, and he
had to go to bed. He tried to explain
to his wife that he knew how to han
dle his ailment, but she insisted on
calling a doctor, who responded at
once. The physician maae a hasty ex
amination of his patient and then look
ed troubled and made another diagno
sis of the case. He finally pronounced
with due solemnity that the sick man
had flnnendicitis. and nothing could
convince him that an operation should
not be made to remove the appendix.
After trying to tell the doctor the real
cause of the sickness, without being
able to convince him, the business man
became angry and ordered the prac
titioner out of the house.
saved at meal time may mean
a bad case of indigestion before
bedtime. Cure it quickly with
a dose or two of
SoU Evarywbare. In boxes 10c sod 25c
other counties of the circuit. Speak
ing of this situation yesterday, a court
house official remarked. "Well, there
are certain qualifications that a can
didate for such a position should pos
sess. H9 should, of course, be a law
yer. He should be a man of good
judgment. Of course he should be
able to read and able to read even a
lawbook. Then the speaker added,
glancing "toward the judge's docket,
"But I guess he need not be able to
news all the time THE
AFRAID OF CIGAR STORE.
Two women eagerly discussing some
bit of gossip walked into a local cigar
store the other afternoon and advanc
ed nearly to the counter before they
discovered where they were.
'Oh. look where we are," said one
of them, and then they retreated in
confusion apparently much embar
"About seven women do that every
day," said the clerk who had witnessed
the "Walked right in and ; turned
around" act. "Everyone of them goes
out just like that, too. I can't see what
there is about a cigar store that fright
ens them so."
HE MEANT TO SAY COLOR.
"What flavor is it?" inquired a Rock
Island 4-year-old visiting at the home
of a neighbor when he was informed
that a certain newly delivered pack--
age contained paint.
QUALIFICATIONS OF JUDGE.
It is said that the penmanship of
Jurists is a little worsa than that of
any other class of men, and in Rock
Island county particularly the penman
ship of the circuit court judge has
been the subject ot many a joke. As
the terms of all three of the judges
of this circuit expire next summer,
scores of candidates are being boomed,
in Rock Island county and in the
Daily Until Oct. 31.
535.40 ( San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego.
$34.60 to Pr,land Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver.
$34.60 Spokane, Wenatchee, Ellensburg. . ;
Similar rates to hundreds of intermediate points. '
Through tourist sleeping car service from almost all Burlington Route
stations. Have you ever used a tourist sleeper? They are thoroughly com
fortable and have eve,ry convenience of the Palace Sleeper at one-half the
cost. You. should take advantage of this combination of low railroad and .
sleeping car rates.
Let me give you folders telling all about
- the low rates and tourist car service.
Agent C, B. & Q. Railway.
Telephone, Old 680. . . Telephone, New 817a