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to furnislj this beautiful home Stoves, Ranges, Furniture,
Carpets, Rugs or other home furnishings, you buy it here at an
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During This 'March Sale
Holbrook's Prices in his Carpet & Rug Dept. will certainly
create a tremendous sensation during This March Sale.
Hundreds of rolls of beautiful Ingrain Carpets, hun
dreds of rolls of Brussels, Tapestry and Velvet
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carpets, more than a thousand rugs of all sizes.
Lots" of these will be sold at less than
Actual Factory Cost.
To Miss This Opportunity is
Something You Cannot Afford
are Going to Buy
a Carpet or Rug This Season.
During this March Sale we will sell the very best guaranteed all-wool two
ply Ingrain Carpet made for
691 Qfi7116 very best Bod7 Brussel Rugfciade, 9x12,. will be sold during QQ
$6!iLCj(3 March bale; and hundreds of beautiful patterns to select from, for qj&jUGO
fWmmWmMmi With Reservoir
This Sled Range $21.75
This is one of the best steel ranges ever
v-i-rn"n nor! fnv Vi o mftflftw iliesf' Tito mit.
. . i Our very best Inlaid Linoleum, regu-
It is nicely nickel plated, has 6 holes, iar price $i.ss, during t-. -irt
larorp. nven. asbestos lined, larpe . ash March Sale .D1.-1U
Tian. dutllex crrate. Our. regular tirice Our good Inlaldnoleum, .regular
on this range is $30.00; March Sale
price,- ; fi
without reservoir ...... . . .
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Perfection Oil v -
$3.20 and $4.35
pnce $1.20, f; & c, QQl
during March Sale !.;.. OCC
Good Granite Linoleum, regular price
85c, during q
Mcrch Sale ....... .-j, .Oi7C
Good Printed Llnolieum, regular price
VerV- best prlnftid Linoleum, regular
price 65c," during
March Sale4 f. ..
50c, during i.;
Our 18c extra heavy
China Matting now
Our 25c extra heavy
China Matting now
Our. 32Vzc very fine
China Matting now
JAPANESE MATTINGS .
Our 30c Japanese C)tL
matting now ................. JC
Carpets and Rugs
Our 32'4c Japaness
Our 37'20 Japanese
Our 40c Japanese
75c best all-wool Ingrain
Carpet, extra heavy
Extra heavy all-wool Ingrain
Very good all-wool
65c very best all-wool cotton
45c very heavy half-wool
Carpet , ..
85c Fine Brussels
$1.15 very heavy Wilton
Velvet Carpet . . ; . .;: . ... . a . '. . . .
$1.35 Extra heavy Wtlton
. Ve Ivet Carpet
$1.45 extra heavy Axmlnster
Very best Body Brussel Rugs made, Ci1 OO
9x12 : Al.OO
Very best .Body Brussel Rugs made,
Handsome Axmlnster Rug,
Genuine Bagdad Wilton Rug,
beautiful spring patterns, 9x12 . .
Reversible Ingrain Rug,
pretty pattern, 9x12
Beautiful Bagdad Wilton Bugs, Sxl2, dur
ing this March Sale; over 50 patterns to
choose from, at this, BSL
record breaking price ty&Ut.O
This Sale is of Vital Interest to Those Who Have to Make Their Dollars Cotint
Everytli no Sold at a Genuine Reduction o! 20 Per Cent during
flits Great March Sale. Everything Marked in Plain Fipres.
109-111 E. nd St:
9 Davenport, Iowa
FACTS ABOUT USE OF MAHOGANY
Cuban Forests Exhausted and . United States Gets -Much of Supply
Now ' From Mexico. -'
For refined expression in the manu
facture of furniture and all other
forms of interior decoration, mahog
any is undoubtedly the peer of the
hardwoods. No wood is so universally
used today for this purpose in every
city and country of the world: no
wood is so freely and successfully im
itated. - -
America's architects and men of the
furniture and cabinet making indus
tries draw heavily upon the markets
of the world in the struggle to supply
an ever increasing demand for genu
ine mahogany. Hundreds of tons of
logs annually are imported into this
country and worked ' into beautiful
forms to grace fine homes or dignify
the interior of puollc buildings, large
hotels or railway cars.
. A few years ago mahogany was re
garded as a very precious wood, and
was employed only in the interior of
the finest houses and in the manufac
ture of the most expensive furniture.
During the past few years, however,
there has been a wonderful develop
ment In mahogany Importation and
' use. . .
The total quantity of mahogany im
ported last year was nearly 42,000,000
board feet. Of this largo amount
North America supplied C5.6 per cent
and Europe 18 per cent. Though Eur
ope supplied ouly a little more than
onc fomth as much mahany as there
was imported from North America,; its
average value per thousand feet was
more than twice as much, due to finer
quality. The remainder of the im
ports came from Africa,1 South Amcr-,
ica, and Asia. ,
Mexico funished 40. 2 per cent of
the - mahogany . coming' from North
America, Nicaragua followed with, 19.2
(per cent," British Honduras with 15.5
per cent, Cuba with 8 per cent, and
Honduras with 7.4 per cent. Other
Central American countries furnished
the small remaining percentage.
- Immediately following the war with
Spain,' lumbermen of the United States
exploited the largest and most accessi
ble of the Cuban mahogany forests.
For !a few years the forests of Cuba
contributed more largely' to the supply
in this country than at the present
time, largely owing to the rapidity
with which this valuable . timber was
logged ..and shipped." Ah engineer em
ployed by American authorities during
the recent intervention in Cuba claims
that nearly all of the available supply
of matyignhy of that island has been
exhausted and that what now remains
in any considerable quantities is far
remote from transportation facilities.
The number of buyers of mahogany
in. this country's hardwood market is
now exceeded only by those . of oak,
maple, poplar, basswood, ash, birch,
chestnut and cypress. The principal
reason for the popularity of mahogany
is that the importers of the logs and
the manufacturers of lumber have
never advanced lis prices beyond a
modest profit, and it is relatively so
low that it now makes little difference
in price whether an office building or
a home is finished in mahogany or
quad er-sawed white oak.
Another reason for its popularity "is
because it improves in tone with age.
After much experimentation car build
ers finish practically all of their cars
in mahogany, as it withstands satis
factorily the severe usage and, also
holds its finish. The chief centers of
mahogany importation and manufac
ture are Boston, New .York, Louisville,
New Orleans, Chicago, and Indian-
apolis. . ,
The mahogany is the wood of a tree
of Swietenia, of the natural family of
Cedrelafceae, named by Jaquin in hon
or of J. Van Swieten. The tree Is one
of the most majestic and beautiful,
with large spreading head and pinnate
6hining leaves. The trunk is often 40
feet in length and 6 feet in diameter,
and Is divided .. into many massive
arms. ' :- : " :
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I m. ure laiiiuuu - i imuer ana i raae j
Journal there appeared recently an in-j
tcrestlng historical reference to the
mahogany trade' in England, Accord
ing to this writer mahogany wood was
firsMmported by Eigland in 1724. al
though in 1507 Sir Walter Raleigh
demonsratcd the great value of this
wood which was used in repairing his
ships at Trinidad. From 1724 until tin
discovery of the mahogany forests of
Africa by Stanley, England and Con
tinental Europe were heavy 'purchas
ers of mahogany from the West In
dies, Honduras and Mexico. A great
part of, the nnhogany used in this
country in early years came from
Europe, it having first reached there
from the West Indies,Mcxico and Hon
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New 5109. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights.'- - .
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Than via any other southern route,
Cars run daily via El Paso through S
New Mexico the quick way and lino
, of lowest altitudes. '
' Another good route (with daily serv
ice during March and April is through .
Colorado1 the scenic line. . . .
"Very Low "Fares
, will be. in effect daily during ' '
.-'March' and 'April
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''to Los' Angeles and .San Francisco, --:A"orch
Pacific Coast and to many ln- ;
termediate, points west; Only 29.V
- for one-way, ticket to California, ,ith.
. . correspondingly " low fares to , oth-jr
points. Stop-overs allowed. Tickets .
, ?good in Rock Island tourist cars upon ;
payment of berth rate. v ! ..
r ' Full information, with copy cf fc -Across
the - Continent in ' a T;
Bleeping Xfrr," on c?quest; j y.