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THE AflGTJS. SATURDAY. MAY 1. 1909.
NO FRILLS FOR HIM
Fighting Bob Evans Not of Con
ventional Sort His Rank
r Bespeaks. v
HE IS BLUNT AND ORIGINAL
Traditions of American Navy Full of
Tilings lie Has Said on His
chance than "A yellow dog chasing
an asbestos cat through hell?'
He once called a cross-eyed Neapoli
tan bum-boatman: "Hey you with
the pigeon-toed eyes." Speaking be
fore a committee one day lie referred
to a certain kind of a powder as "That
undertaker's friend stuff." He is the
man who originated the expression
"So crooked he could hide behind a
bed spring." He one time remarked
to a junior officer whom he, was rep
remanding "If I had a brother just
like you thoughtless persons I would
call him a damned idiot."
When Rear Admiral Robley D. Evan
makes his appearance in Davenport in!
the near future, the audience that is'
fortunate enough to hear him. will
realize for the first time just how ex
traordinarily picturesque a character
is Fighting Bob whom they have long
idealized. Elsewhere the throngs that
liave turned out to hear him have had
the same experience. They were fam
iliar with his truculent bull-dog coun
tenance and knew his reputation for
liard swearing and hard fighting anV
not until after they had heard him talk
did they realize that they were listen
ing to one of the clearest thinking,
most forcible and picturesquely uncon
ventional men this country has ever
What lie Look I. Ike.
The first shock comes when ho -s
seen. To match his reputation 'f
being one of the two greatest living
seadogs, one expects to see a hugi
broad shouldered sailor-like personage,
instead of a small man with the ap
pearance of a very hard hearted and
determined bank president. Then, too,
a man who has been busy in past years
greeting all sorts of notables. from roy
alty down is supposed to have some
few frills and gold lace about him
with an air of superior importance.
These things are intolerable to Evans.
His gestures are few but emphatic and
when he speaks he runs constantly in
to, new lines of thought and seems .o
be so full of facts and earnestness tint
there comes moments when he must
pause and manufacture some of his
quaint, queer, All-American phrases.
As a creator of these he will eventually
rank with Josh Billings and Artemus
Some Vnlque KvanMlnniH.
Imagine a German admiral sending
ashore the message Evans sent at
Valparaiso which made him famous,
saying that if the Americans impris
oned there were not turned over to
the American naval commander "Hell
would be full of Chilean-speaking
Spanish tonight." In tho New Eng
land states at the climax of a highly
interesting dissertation on the rela
tive value of our naval equipment to
that :or Horne other countries he 'elec
trified his audience by remarking that
bomebody or something had no more
$57.50 Round Trip Tickets on
Sale May 20 Scptcmboj; 30
$73.40' Including California
Don't miss this grand opportunity
to see the most wonderful part of
America at the lowest rate ever made
Through trains from principal Bur-
lington stations to Seattle via St.
Paul and via Billings.
Handsome exposition folder
furnished on application.
Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.)
May "A Stubborn Cinderella."
Msu- 10 "The Keil Mill."
Eighteenth Street, North of Second
Elite Stock company, appearing- eac
evening nt 8:15, with matlaees Tnea
4ajp, KrMaya mmt Saadaya.
. The Family.
iBecond Avenue, East cf Nineteenth
Vnadevllle (t 3,8, and ttlS a.nm. nt
autlnee Sundays and holidays.
How Show Girls Were Picked.
Mort H. Singer, the manager of "A
Stubborn CinderelW cnip.iny, which
will be seen here 'f 'uirs'l y, .May c at
the Illinois theater, tells the tecret
of how ihcy secura th? ptet'.iest and
brightest chorus girls f miy augrt-gia-tion
on the road. At ht hejjinning
of the se:son. rh ;re were t v ?r 2 tMO
applicants for the chorus, and i v.tll
known Xew York manager asked Mr
Singer one one day why the girls pre
ferred to go with his attractions rather
than with any other. "Well," said Mr.
Singer, "it's just like this, I give them
more salary than any other stage pro
ducing manager. In the summer time
I have a school for acting at Chicago,
and the girls come there absolutely,
free. They learn to dance and sing;
they are free to go anywhere thsy
want to after they are through. I give
them my confidence and they appre
ciate it I never speak rough toa
chorus girl. I pay them more money
than they make anywhere else. If a
girl runs short of funds, I never turn
them down. This year if all our attrac
tions are successful financially or any
one individually the girls never lose
anything by it. We cut a 'water
melon.' What 1 mean is, they come in
for a good time. If a girl is sick or
hurt. I look after her. If anything hap
pens to any of their kin, I am here to
assist them . in all possible ways. I
have chaperons back with the show
looking after them. That is the se
cret; treat your employes nice and
they will always reciprocate. That's
the secret." In "A Stubborn Cinder
ella" company arc 46 show girls, the
pick of the western metropolis. Over
7f0 applicants wanted to join this aggregation.
City council room. Rock Island.
111.. April 30. 1009. The council
met in special session at 8 p. m..
Mayor Schaffer presiding, and all
the aldermen present except McNealy
The clerk read the call, as follows:
Rock Island, III., April 29, 1909
M. T. Rudgren, city clerk. Dear Sir:
You will please call a special meet
ing of the city council of the city of
Rock Island, to be held on the 30th
oay of April, 1909, at 8 p. m.. for
the purpose of taking some action on
the Seventeenth street sewer.
II. C. SCHAFFER, Mayor.
The clerk read report of L. ray
ton of Moline, to the special commit
tee. on survey of Seventeenth street
Alderman Blochlinger moved that
contractor be instructed to lay the
Seventeenth street sewer according
to ordinance, and city attorney con
fer with L. P. Best in retrard to re
lief of building, pending building of
sewer according to ordinance. Adopt
ed by unanimous vote.
Alderman Utke moved matter of
grade on Ninth street be referred to
alderman of ward, city engineer and
city attorney to investigate. Carried
Adjourned on motion of Alderman
M. T. RUDGREN, City Clerk.
F. A. RIDDELL,
Agent, C. B. & Q. R.R.
NEVINS GETS PART OF IT
Awarded $!. in Suit Against Ster
ling fop $;J,7."0.
William Nevins, formerly of this cij
and now of Sterling, who had been en
gaged in litigation with the Whitesid;
county metropolis over the price of :
job of macadamizing he did for thf
city and which it was claimed was not
up to specifications, has been awarded
VJ'Ja In a second trial of the case
put in a claim for $3,750.
The World's Best Climate.
is not" entirely free from disease, on
the high elevations fevers prevail
while on the lower levels malaria is
i encountered to a ereater or less p
I tent, according to altitude. To over-
Icome climatic affections lassitude ma
laria, jaundice, biliousness, fever and
ague, and general debility, the most
effective remedy is Electric Bitters
the great alternative for every form
of bodily weakness, nervousness and
insomnia. Sold under guarantee at!
OQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQOS a11 druggists. Price 50c. '
MONEY TO LOAN
. Oa Real Estate Security.
MiUkcU Lynda Billdlu.
Offffered to tike
We are terribly overstocked on Rugs. Carpets, Linoleums, Oilcloths and Hatting
This is your chance of a lifetime to buy all your Floor Coverings at Wholesale Prices.
Another Large Shipment of Bagdad
Wilton Velvet Rugs, 9x12, beautiful
patterns, Being Sold This Week for
This beautiful Parlor Suit
In 3 pieceB, mahoganlzed frames, polish finished, upholstered in
Bilk plush, loose cushions, Just like cut; will be on sale thia week.
Regular price $30.00; 8 S
Our entire Fourth Floor is devoted to parlor furniture. Hundreds
of beautiful rockers, from SS.OO. S3.50. $4.00. S4.75.
B5.50 up to S50.00 7
Heavy Tapestry Carpets, regular price 'c, udw. .".
ixira tvwi.cn veivei vmu-ia, rfKuiar unre ai.tu. uu . . . . atft-
Heavy Wilton Velvet Carpets, recular price $1.?..". now. SI. OS
Bigelow Axmlnpter Carpets, regular price $2.00. now. .Si. 63
Extra Axminster Carpet, regular price $1.33, now SI. OS
Very Heafy Axminster Carpets, regular prico $1.25. r.ow..f)Sck
Regular Axminster Carpets, regular price $1.10. now SOC
Very Best American No. I
Inlaid Linoleum ...-S1.1Q
Very Best American No. 2
Inlaid linoleum 9Sc
Best Frlnt Linoleum, rcg'ilnr
75c, 12 feet wida 59?
Good Print Linoleum, rejsular
70c, 2 yards wide 55c
No. 2 Print Linoleum, re?ru!ar
Good Oilcloth, 2 rards wide
Buys the finest 9x12 body Brussel Rug
made in America. Over 100 beautiful pat
terns. These rugs are the best made.
Just a few of these left, try one.
45 LB. GENUINE
This mattress is a "Genuine Felt Mattress," Don't bo deceived In
buying a felt mattress. There are numerous mattresses advertised as
felts, but are no better than an excelsior mattress. We guarantee ev
ery felt mattress we sell to be a genuine layer felt mattress, made
from only high grade materials by the latest im- fiv .oQ
proved methods. Try this 4-lb. telt mattress; z-pc Tt,V
You can save from
25 to 50 per cent
On every purchase made in THIS
BIG STORE, besides the largest
selection in the Tri-Cities to
choose from. DON'T BUY UNTIL
YOU GET OUR PRICES. :: :: ::
A full line of these -can be
seen on ovr floor. It is made
entirely of galvanized sheet
steel, with polid brass trim
mings. Has revalvluf; shelves
made of wire. These refrig
erators are all white enamel
finished insiiie nnd oulsitle,
with the exception or ' the
chamber. It is mounted
on roller bea inj casters; can
be easily mo . cd from room to
reom. Will net rus.t cut cr
wear out. As to economy ow
ing to their perfect circula
tion they appeal to everyone
except the iceman. Being fin
ished In pr.re white they make
a beautiful riece of furniture
and cost no more than any
Large size .
isig Values in. Flattings
EXTRA SPECIALS in Wiltcn Velvets,
Body Brussels, Velvets, Windsor Brus
sels, Tapestry Brussels, Axniincter and
Moqucttes for this week.
Special Prices On High
grade Linoleums this week
Vo jon know v.e re spIIIus rnciji size Kuprs for fcLQft
t f ).0 cleaner li'an stj other store la the Tri-Citics.
If you v.ant to saw fc.X0 ou a iiartliase of a Eug come
to Holbrook's Dij Store.
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VJt-,.''vr; TA." III
Fibre and Chinese Mattincs f:le&9&$ I
Chinese Mattings, 17e value plJSf2vj 1
, IZUd J$ffl&, I
Chineco M.ittlugs. 22ic value sfsF0$(&Xj$b 9
ISC ySScitfSwi I
Chinese Mattings. 22c value JOjfTV I
Chinese Mattings, SOc value.. Vftftw?M I
12 1 c T&jteij&flM I
Chinese Matting. 37 Vic valua yg&ffif 1
Fibre M.-.ttlngs, 40c v.-.l-.i- Xi.f-K2T?1 J
: 32' :,C 1 W.! fp"3
Fi'jre MattinRK, 55c value... r
'm.m::Lm , '! T.aff- -
We show one of the larctst lines of go-carts In the Trl-Clt!es
We also show the English Perambulators in wood and reed
bodies. Also a larpe line of Folding Go-earts. T'.iIp bcr.'.iti
ful Go-cart, just lika cut. all fold3 up. Just OC
as you see It tpO.CO
You should see our Folding Go-cart, strong and well made..
Worth $1.2S, now, per yard at Jt
Erusaels Carpets. S f j Brussels Carpets, ? C
0J" worth S3c yardV0C
worth 75c yard
25 Smith's best Wilton Vel-S
vet Seamless Rugs. 9x12. res
ular $32.60 value, this sale
Fine Brussels Room
Rugs, size 9x12, worth
$16.00, Cll 7
Good AU-.Wool Ingram
65e, now .....
Rugs, size 9x12, worth
$5.50, -ff o 7c
now 5o I i)
Fine Velvet Rugs, size
-$20.00, how .
Smith's Best Axminster
Rugs, size 9x12, worth
Handsome Patterns of Axminster Rugs, 9x
12, your choice of these" pretty patterns at
ITOITD TESEEH WILL CLE AX AS
WELL AS rOLISII YOUR FirRM
HIKE. AND LEAVES IT AS GOOD
AS NEWj liOOD SIZE DOT
TM'S. 50c AND ..S5C
109-111 EAST SECOND STREET, DAVENPORT, IOWA
515.75 Ur0: S 9.85
WE PACK AJfD DELiyER GOODS
FEEE OF CUABGE, WITHI5, 100
MILES OF DAYENPOST, AND GUAB-,
AHTEE SATE DELITERT.