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TTITC ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 15,-1909. ADMIRAL EVANS TELLS OF TRIP Distinguished Commander Kc lates Tale of Cruise With Battleships. i: GUEST OF THE PRESS CLUB Proves as CJimkI a Talkr as He I Fighter and Is (iivcn a Most Cordial Keccption. a That the United States needs larger navy so that ample squadrons can be maintained both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and that the Loth as an actor in the gcciia's he lr. scribed and in the telling of the .story. It was perfectly evident that naval red tape found little favor with him in his. long and distinguished career, while the board of strategy of the navy de-: Iartment received no more consider iUon than the regulations demanded. Making it plain that a nval officer, active or retired,, is not at liberty to discuss things higher np with the pub lic, and is not supposed to criticise con gress, the admiral nevertheless found a way to indicate i;s sentiments with out expressing them in so many words. i-tlr llcnrrrn' I'atrifttiniu. The lecture fallowed a dinner at the Kimball hotel attended by the ad miral and Mrs. Evans, his manager. Mr. Cruikshank, and members of lh' club and their ladies. Physical in lirinities partly due to "reminders" of civil war, rendered, it necessary for 'the admiral to sit while speaking, but his address lost nothing thereby, and : ' ..... i us ieceiLmii ws iiiuaL i-uiuiui. : .1 co!n'.fact, the more graphic passages in hiSi H. S. BOYS SING Three hundred artists of both sexes and with international reputations represent every known class of arenic performers, and each and every one ' - is a star in his or her respective line. Glee Club Appears in the First There are companies and troupes of Annual Cnnrrrt at the . aerialists and acrobats; equestrians High School SCORE A BIG s a' Program Is Well Heceived ami K cores Are Demanded Not Prod uct of Special Instruction. and equilibrists; leapers and tum blers; and clowns and contortionists. There are premiers and coryphees in innrttnor i11imit!ann.Anti! an1 ortmflp oU Lli Loo ensembles; inspiring and beautiful I tournaments and thrilling races. A constant quest for novelty lias been prodigously fruitful of results, with the consequence that there are pre sented more startling so-called feat ure performances than have ever been seen before. ' A new feature in high school life was inaugurated last evening when the high school glee club gave the first concert ever given in the school. The- auditorium was filled with a Large audience and encores were de-l pletion of tile Panama canal will not narrative were of the kind to stir tin? alter tl'i? situation was the conviction ' patriotic American blood anywhers expissed in vigorous manner by Ad , and under any circumstances, miral llohlcy L). Evans in his lecture, j In opening his address the admiral, at the Ihirlis opera house, Davenport; ! who was presented most gracefully last evening under Tri City Press club auspices. A total lack of sympathy with the disarmament movement, u: least till all countries get loiyther and actually begin the operation was conveyed m the adminfl's closing rcm-.irl.s afU-r telling most entei tainingly of the cruise of the Atlantic battl"ship ile.'t around the horn und"r his command. Admiral Evans is .a surprisingly good talker. For a man of action tie tells his story well, though with ihv fect modesty, lie impressed his aud ience last evening with his simp!.! directness and disregard for formality. and appropriately by President Ralph Cram of the Press club, said: manded for every number on 'the program. Although the club "docs ! not compare with the better college clubs, they gave a very creditable account of themselves. The harmony (was fairly accurate and there was never a hitch in the program. This being the first concert, the club had no "stunts" prepared as they will SPRING JEWELRY IN FULL FLOWER. Jewelry exactly to our liki n j and your demands fine or re fined. The trouble aaout trie pretty new models in jewelry is that they take a "rjrje" and grow horribly common. Not so with these exclusive yet very reason ably priced things we are shov ing. Belt pins and buckles, collar pins, lockets, hat pins, comb1?, bracelets, purses, fobs, and on, i ad this is the lime of tims when you want them. SAFETY BUTO ized un il t he winter and spring of 1007. lTp to that time we had been' esirig two squadrons instead of a (loot. J I v ; s placed in command at Hampton K";ijs, where practically the whole navy was assembled May 13. Our first duty there was to make the Jamestow.i 1 i exposition a success. We have seldom' 'had such a hard thing t.i do. Our ecc- jond t'uty was to entertain foreign of-Pci-rs. and. in the third place, to en tertain our own people. I j " The fleet was in a peculiar condi tion as the ships had never been under ! way together. For a time the pres.; of the country divided on the proposi tion. About half of the papers said that the (leet was going to the Pacific while the lest of them said that it was not, us President Roosevelt would lot dare do such a thing as it wnuhl s'art a war with Japan and cau.e all kinds of trouble. They took just the courcM to get the president to send us. I ten it. v for Anything. "I did not care a snap what kind of a trip it was. I knew that we were on a peaceful mission and that anyoie who cared to interfere would have !o take the consequences. We gut aw ly just as soon as the exo.siii:n expired, and we were all glad when we got to sea." A brier account of the. troubles of the Meet trjing to find a pl.ice for tar get practice, changing ninn, and get ting supplies was given by the admir.il. lie complimented t!ie western 'boys' who "were a little green about a hat- The Elite. (Eighteenth Street, .North of Second Avenue.) Elite Stock company, Appearing each rvrolnic nt N:15, with mntlnrra Tues day, FrldajH anil Sunilajn. The Family. (Second Avenue. East of Nineteenth Street.) Vaudeville at 3, H, null :15 p, matinee Sunday and holidays. in. One nevt vear. These always contribute The, Atlantic fleet was not organ-i much to the poasllPe of 8Uch enter tainments. The concert was merely a tryout and proved a success be yond all expectations. The quartet gave two numbers and responded to the applause several times. Lew is gave the principal instrument- been a al solos of the evening and the audi- icho" has been presented to good and MAY 28 Rock "Island, FRIDAY, A CIRCUS THAT IS A CIRCUS THE GREATEST COMBINATION OF FAMOUS SHOWS KNOWN MAKING ANY COMPARISON RIDICULOUS THE HAGENBEGK AND GREAT , JWALLAGE SHOWS (COMBINED! THE MOST PLEASING EXHIBITION EVER WITNESSED! Closing Successful Week. The first week of the Tri-City Stock company at Kinney j the Grand opera house, Davenport, lias tieen a success. ine wans vi jer- i once was enraptured by the artistic iences t nightly and it was uniformly interpretation of his selections, inej pleased. Next week, beginning Mon piano solo by Lyman Weld was also day night, "Salomy Jane" will be the. well received. 10. L. I'hilbrook, di-' offering. rector of the club, sang "Friend or! Foe." Charles Larkin gave the only! At the Elite. Especial attention ie reading of the evening, entitled "The production of Camille to be pro Advocates First riea," a very dra- duced at the Klite Monday night is matic piece. tailed to the gown worn by Miss Jef- o special Training. fries in the first act. This gown was The glee club consists of 23 niem-'made especially for Miss Jeffries by hers, w ho have received no vocal made especially for Miss Jeffries by the training, w hatever, outside of the great artist modist Madame Neischang. course given in the public schools, silk velvet, heavily embroidered in The members of the club are as fol- "Jack Roses," every stitch of which is lows: first tenor Joe Smith, S. hand work and trimmed with pearls Steenburg. U. Rich: socend tenor and rhiuestones. This gown was pur Richard Liitt, John Ktreckfus. Charles chased in New York by Miss Jeffries, Larkin, 11. Frey. Harry Stokes; bari- costing her $250. tone Lyman Weld, E. McFntyre, Hubbard Docley. L. Simpson, Sowall Collins. Harry Tubus; bass Hen Benson, Joe Keliey, Kiwood Fry, Kric ' Holmgrain. P. Olson. A. Fryer, Dan) Brenuan, Fen Jiitiheni, John Quiu-j 1t"- . I ISoat Will .Make Special Trip to Clin- HELEN BLAIR TO RUN AN EXCURSION line seamen when re 3 ICE! ICE! ICE! We have nice clean ice and ana- now ready to receive your orders.. Call West Z'.M tdd, r,o:M new. Empire Coal & Coke Co. 17 IS First Avenue. 1 1, .- hip," luit mad', properly drilled. Among the supplies taken on boa -d I to fetd 15,nu men 70 days without, a base of -supplies were the following: 4S,oiio pounds of fresh turkey and S.oun pounds of cranberri-y for the Christmas dinner. 9S0,om prmr.ds of fresh beef, 1 .".(.( pounds pork loin, i:;o,nii( pounds of ham. 1 to.noo pounds of onion?, CO. i, (Mill pounds of potatoe :, IO.ikmi dozen fresh eggs, and oth-jr tilings in proportion. , 'hrtliii:iM t Triniilail. In speaking of Christmas day -d Trinidad he said: "It was an inspiring sight in the bar, bor Christmas morn in? when 27 bis American Hags floated from the shiji. I sent ,(Mit blue jackets ashore in the afternoon, and they behaved splen- didly. It was the same way wherever ; they landed, they reflected credit on iyoii and your country. They wanted to reflect credit upon you and tliev did. ' "I was glad to show s Ine of those bluffers down in South l.nierica (hit we were ttiere with the g.tods, and we did it." I High tribute was paid to the men of quartet --First tenor. Joe Smith; seccr.d tenor. Richard Liitt; baritone. Lymaa Weld; bass, Ben Benscn. , The program was as follows: Life of Youth Adam C.eibel Glee club ton Memorial! Day New Feat ures to be Inaugurated. - 33--:. riKwX SfrM Mill tiik oxiiV snow is WORLD 1:.IMB1TI(J TIIK TRAINED WILD BEASTS N In Conjunction With a Three-King Circus Performance! A Colossal and Complete. Menagerie! The 'Finest Horses of Any Show on Earth. A Spectacular Street Parade at 10 O'clock! A SHOW WITHOUT SUPERIOR OR EQUAL! GENERAL ADMISSION Children 25c and Adults 50c. Reserved Scats Additional. , Regrets, violin The steamer Helen Blair will take j an excursion to (Jinton Memorial dav .Vieuxtemps a,u' :l n'nv feature will be inaugurated Kinney Leins. Taylor Star of the Summer Night , ...... CJ"1 quartet. Grandmothers Spinning riano Lyman Weld. In Silent Jlead Glee club. The Advocate's First I'lea. read ing Selected Charles Larkin. Carrey Me Back to Old Virginny Wheel, . . Gillet Emerson , ou this trip. The excursion will be an all day affair and., the. management of the boat has arranged to serve a regu lar dinner and supper on the boat. The fact that a warm dinner and supper could not, be secured on the boat has materially decreased the comforts of an all day trip in the past and cans-d many people to stay at home rather than make a trip. Decoration day this jyear is to he generally celebrated May i HI and on that day the boat will leave field. 111., where he has been visiting, and tomorrow will speak at the, Anda lusia Baptist church on temperance. Monday evening he will deliver an-address at the town hall on the ' Black Hawk war and the eaily history of thiA part of the state. Hopes are en tertained that he may be secured for talk to old settlers at the Watch Tower next Tuesday evening, hut. ar rangements ; had not been' fully i made this afternoon. . Bland lure at 9 o'clock in the morning and Glee club. (return at 7:U0 in the evening. After Friend or Foe .... Bert hold Tours returning from the trip to Clinton, the , E. L. Fhilbrook. I Helen Blair will depart, at once on its Sleep on Thy Pillow . . . W. T. Giffe Club quartet. Souvenir de Prof en, violin Kinney Leins. Up to Date Medley ,, Glee club. Wieniawski . .Giebl Plan for Summer Comfort Don't add the heat of a kitchen fire to the sufficient discomfort of hot weather. Use a New Perfection Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove and cook in comfort. With a "New Perfection" Oil Stove the preparation of daily meals, or the hi? weekly t .1 99 .1 ...:tl . - uamiig, is uone, w iiiiout rais ing the temperature perceptibly above that of any other room in the house. Another great advantage of the w the licet by the admiral while telling about the trip through Magellan straits, lie said: "It was a dark and stormy night when we parsed through, but I knew if there was any body of men on this fair earth that could take the fleet tl" -"itg'i 'at na'Tow H ti: :e . i. . .r..l "i i'. . .' '! . U,'ti ; ' re,-. I . -.v .;: i y in ncr t : : n : . t 'nil ': ;. lu'cn . '.:in ; ' i b ' ' do i rcak t'"-.! ' a :'. il jo ;. Xot a ; c i lent h 'pp-ticd dari.i.; the trip through the straits, and I do not think one of the ships was 3D yards out of place when they got through." Many interesting stories were told by the admiral of events connected with the cruise. regular run to Burlington MILAN PUPILS GRADUATE hi in' NEW pswenow Wwli Blue Flame OU Cook-Stove is its handsome CABINET TOP, which gives it every convenience of the modern steel range. J las an ample - top shelf for warming plates and keeping cooked food hot, drop shelves for holding small cooking utCjisU, and is even fitted with racks for towels. Made in three si2cs, ' and can be had with or without Cabinet Top. If not at your dealer's address our nearest agency. The Zrt T sv 6'" perf combustion whether high or low is therefore free from disagreeable odor and can tot smoke. Sate, convenient, ornamental the ideal light. If not at your dealer's address our nearest agency. STANDARD OIL COMPANY ( Incorporate a) STARS OF THE Class of Five Will Complete High School Course May -S. Commencement at the Milan high school will take place at the villag" town hall Friday evening. May JS. There are five graduates. Kthel Kivima Montgomery, Joeie Katherine Blunt, Mabel Minnie "Phileliar, Margaret Helen Pinkley and Lawrence Thomas I'.i own. Following is the program that will be rendered: Invocation Ir. Henry Cullen.. Selection Orchestra. Silutatory Jocie K. Blunt. "What, a Girl Can IXj" Mabel M. Philebar. Melodies from "The Broken Idol" Orchestra. "After Many Days" Margaret II. Pinkley. "Ixiokiiig Forward" Lawrence T. Brown. " Intermezzo, "Sweet Sixteen" Or chestra. Valedictory Ethel Cm ma Monlgom ARENA cr- I . A .1 - rv f ..I.. I. . . la.-ih .tuuirss ivev. imuu hicijcihii. i ,....t, ii,.(i-.,. ..r Kotoiiito .. i.i. ' Selection, "Honeymoon Tiail" Or- ilageiilx ck-Wallace Shows. ehestra. . . . . . I Presentation of Diplomas By A genuine surprise is in store for Benediction Dr. Henry Cullen pros! those who profess to have knowledge of who is who in the circus world :ScL!!rtk"6rhrS!T0 TALK AT WATCH TOWER Poor Digestion? This is one of the first signs of stom ach weakness. I listress after eating, sour eructations, sick headache, bil ious conditions are all indicative that it is the stomach that needs assistance. Help it to regain health and strength by taking The Annual EXHIBITION Of The- GHAUTS ILLS for they are a stomach remedy that never disappoints. They act quick ly and 'gently, upon the . digestive organs, sweeten the contents of the stomach, carry "oif the disturbing elements, and establish healthy con ditions of the liver and bile. The w onderful tonic and strength ening effects from Ileecham's Pills, make them a safe remedy they Help Weak Stomachs Id Boxes with full direction, 10c and 25c their enormous tents. They will find this wonderful moving city of en chantment a big factor to be reckon ed with in all future deductions and by process of eliminating undoubt edly place them in the first ranking position among the big ones In the tented field. From a combined cir cus and trained wild animal show they have become a many-featured gigantic amusement enterprise which in breadth of scope and from the standpoint of originality of concep tion, is. without counterpart in the world today In the flrsr place there is a circus a large m6dern three-ring circus equally as large without its auxiliary attractions as any other show of sim ilar character and with the advan-' tage of presenting new faces and new acts that have never been seen before. The circus performances are as com plete and perfect as brains, capital, ingenuity and talent can make them. Attempt Being Made to Arrange t Date Tuesday for W. O. Clark. v. t. t:iark ot Drytown, t-ai., snown by the pension records of the United. Sates to be. the sole survivor of the Black Hawk war, is now at Andalusia, having come to that viliage from Plain- Words Can't Tell how WELL you feel 10 days after quitting COFFEE and using POSTUM There's a Reason" HAIR Dressing Parlors Shampooing, hair dyeing", facial and scalp massage. Manicuring and chiropody. All lands of hair goods on on hand or made to order. Will call at house if desir ed. Satisfaction guaran teed. Open Tuesday and Satur day evenings. 'MRS. V. B. BENNAGE AND DAUGHTER. 1827 Second Avenue. Old Phone Ho.?. BLAKSLEE STUDIO Comprising the IVizc Pictures, toclhcr with Convention Ex hibit, will be on display SATURDAY, MAY 15 Afternoon and Evening. 1822 Third Avenue. A Cordial Invitation to All Success Awaits You Iiv the GreaJ SOUTHWEST The Southwest Is growing rapidly. Thousands have taken advantage -of the low fares in effect on "Homeseek crs' Dates" and made a trip of inves tigation to the Great Southwest. They were amazed ot the evidences of prosperity which abound on every hand. They saw for themselves the great promise the future held. in store," and they decided then and there to stay. Today many of them are Inde pendent and men of Influence In their respective communities; others are on the road to prosperity and independ ence. NEXT HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSION MAY 18. Take advantage of the low fares In efftct on this date, make a trip of investigation and be convinced. Literature descriptive of the section which interests you most, on request. F. H. PLUMMER, C. P. A, 1823 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IVL S. F. Boyd, Division Pass. Agent, Davenport," la.