Newspaper Page Text
THE KOCK ISLL&ND ARGUS, FRIDAY. APRIL 26, 1912.
This is the store
where you can get
the genuine A. B.
Kirschbaum - & Co.
Cherry Tree Brand
Clothes that are in
this store because of
the reputation that
they have made in
the big fashion cen
ters of America.
And because they
afford our patrons
not only the finest
expression of style,
but a dollar-for-dollar
value in mate
rial and workman
ship that pays big
interest on the
money a man
vests in them.
are guaranteed ALL
WOOL. There's never
any question about the
fabric. They are refin
ished by the special
They are hand-tailored.
The shape is built
in, with needle and
thread, to stay. These
garments follow natural
form lines. And being
and permanently shaped,
they show up your fig
ure to the very best ad
vantage. Yet we are selling
these unsurpassable suits
at popular prices
no more than you'd be
asked to pay for ordinary
V .31 All
C.TTTilbttd igil A. B. tlllCHBAV K at CO.
The Kirschbaum Wall Street
clothes anywhere : $15,
$18, $20 and $25.
Fully guaranteed, too
your money back, if
any fault shows in fabric
or tailoring. That's the
meaning of the
Let us show you the
greatest serge value in
Kirschbaum "True Blue"
A FAMOUS FENCER
Master at Arms Jean Louis Was
a Wizard With the Sword.
A. B. Kirschbaum & Co. Clothes
For Sale by Best Stores
a. Curious Old Cuittm That I Ob'
served at Eton College.
On "threepenny day" a new three
penny piece I iirtwnted to encb of the
pupils in the famous Hon college In
hiU'limd. The custom was founded
Hourly 4fM) yearn ngo by Roger Lnptoa,
who won provost of the college from
152 to 1535. Lupton arranged with
tht fellow for an annual distribution
of money on the anniversary of bla
death. The provost received 2a. 8d,
the fellows, beudinnster and Lupton's
chu plain In. 4 J., the other chaplains
anil usher oiKhtpenee. the clerks six
pence and the scholars and chorister a
The scholars still get this fenny la
the threepenny pieces distributed to
thrio on Feb. 27. the other twopence
N-ti.g from the gift of Provost Host,
I,".Mon's successor aa provost. There
was a tradition at Eton, wtflch has
been disproved, but which subsists to
the present day, that half a sheep la
what the colleger Is really entitled to
and that the colleges evade their obli
gation by giving the value of half a
sheep In the middle a.ses. Some time
in the middle of the last century a
boy named Charles Henry Branwell,
on being tendered bis threepence by
Bethell, one of the fellows, said:
"No, thank you, air, I want my halt
"Bethell flew Into an awful rage,"
ays the late Montagu Williams, who
tells the atory. "and exclaimed, 'I'll
mention this matter to Dr. Uawtrey
and have you flogged,' " and flogged the
unfortunate youth was. New York i
Ronton Edwin Farnham Greene
of Boston was elected president of the
National Association of Cotton 'Manufacturers.
To give an Idea of what a brave man
can do 12 he knows fencing thoroughly
and but keeps cool and collected In
danger we will relate a historical duel.
So extraordinary Is this combat that It
would be held a romance had It not
been witnessed by a whole army. The
hero Is Jean Louis, one of the great
masters of the sword of the beginning
of last century, and the duel happened
In Madrid In 1S13. He was the master
at arms of the Thirty-second regiment
of French Infantry. The First regi
ment composed entirely of Italians,
formed part of the same brigade.
Regimental esprit de corps and rival
ries of nationality caused constant
quarrels, when swords were often
whipped out or bullets exchanged.
After a small battle between the two
factions of the brigade had occurred in
the streets of Madrid, in which over
200' French and Italian soldiers Lid
taken part, the officers of the two regi
ments. In a council of war assembled,
decided to give such breaches of order
a great blow and to re-establish disci
pline. They declared that the masters
at arms of the two regiments, involved
should take up the quarrel and fight it
Imagine a whole army In battle array
on one of the large plains that sur
round Madrid. In toe center a large
ring Is left open for the contestants.
This spot Is raised above the plain so
that not one of the spectators of this
tragic scene gayly dressed officers,
soldiers In line, Spaniards, excited as
never a bullfight excited them will
miss one phase of the contest. It Is
before 10,000 men that the honor of an
army Is about to be avenged In the
blood of thirty brave men.
The drum is heard. Two men. naked
to the waist, step in the ring. The first
is tall and strong. His black eyes roll
disdainfully upon the gaping crowd.
He-Is Glacomo Ferrari, the celebrated
Italian. The second, tall, also hand
some and with muscles like steel,
stands modestly awaiting the word of
command. His name Is Jean Louis.
The seconds take tbeir places on either
side of their principals. A deathlike
"On guard V
The two masters cross swords. Gla
como Ferrari lunges repeatedly at Jean
Louis, but in vain. His every thrust
is met by a parry. He makes up bis
mind to bide bis chance and caresses
and teases bis opponent's blade. Jean
Louis, calm and watchful, lends him
self to the play, when, quicker than
lightning, the Italian jumps aside with
a loud yell and makes a terrible lunge
at Jean Louis, a Florentine trick often
successful. But with extraordinary ra
pidity Jean Louis has parried and ris
posts quickly in the shoulder.
"It la nothing," cries Giacomo, "a
mere scratch." And they again fall
on guard. Almost directly be is hit in
the breast. This time .the sword of
Jean Louis, who is now attacking, pen
etrates deeply. Glacomo's face be
comes livid, his sword drops from his
hand.and he falls heavily on the turf.
He Is dead.
Jean Louis Is already in position. lie
wipes bis reeking blade; then, with the
point of bis sword on the ground, he
calmly awaits the next man.
The best fencer of the First regiment
has Just been carried away a corpse,
but the day is not yet over. Fourteen
adversaries are there, impatient to
measure swords with the conqueror,
burning to avenge the master they had
Jean Louis hardly has two minutes'
rest He is ready. A new adversary
stands before him. A sinister click of
swords Is beard, a lunge, a rarry, a ris
post and then a cry, a sigh, and all is
over. A second body Is before Jean
A third adversary advances. They
want Jean Louis to rest. "I am not
tired," be answers, with a smile.
The signal is given. The Italian Is
as tall as the one who lies there m
G " S s .e
" I i s
Alabama .. .
rbriaka ... .
ew rk ....
.. . .
. .20 rAt
Oklahoma .20 10 10
Oreavoa .lo a
P.ilTaala ...." 2 la
niwoana ......26 a ia
Cottolene is made from
the choicest of cotton oil. From
Cottonfield to Kitchen human hands
never touch the oil from which Cottolene is
Pies, doughnuts and cakes cooked with Cottolene can
be fearlessly enjoyed by the most determined dyspeptic,
for Cottolene makes food digestible as well as palatable.
There is no substitute for Cottolene, because there is no
shortening as good as Cottolene. It is pure, clean, neutral
in taste and flavor, and absolutely the most economical and
healthful frying and shortening medium. It goes one-third
farther than butter or lard.
"Nature's Gift from the Sunny South
Made only by THE N. K. FAIREAKK COMPANY
SV : c
Total 145 tea s SO 105
Iastnicted for Governor J.ka Barfce.
Instructed tor Oarar W. laderwood.
- 8 7 I
1816 Third Avenue : Rock Island
OLD PHONE 1698.
Open Wednesday Evening Till 9 p. m.
We Pay Freight on All Out -of -Town Orders.
Take Advantage of This Great Price
Reducing Sale of High Grade Furniture
Alabama 24 . 22
A laska ... ......2 2 "
Colorado 13, 10 ''
Connecticut 14 ja
IJtMt. Colombia ..'2 a
Florida ia la "
Georgia .2s 20
Illinois S? . 2 fi
Indiana SO 20 8
Kaaaaa ........ .20
Kentucky 2 23 S
Louisiana 20 6
Maine 12 . . ii
Mlrhixu .30 10 4
Mlaaourl .art 10 10
Mississippi 20 20
Nebraska IS 13
w Hampshire . S B
Sew Mexico 8 6 2
New York SO 7y j
North C arolina . .24 .. ..
North Dakota ...10 .. ..
Oklahoma ... ...20 2 in
Ore it on 10 a
Pennsylvania ...7 11 65
Philippines 2-2 ..
Rhode Island ...10 10 ..
South Carolina .1H 14 ..
Tennessee 24 14' ..
Vermont H 2 2
Virginia 24 22 ..
Wisconsin 26 .. ..
Total 378 203
corpse covered by a military cloak. He
has closely watched Jean Louis' play
and thinks be has guessed the secret
of his victories. He multiplies his
feints and tricks; then, all at once,
bounding like a tiger on his pray, he
gives his opponent a terrible thrust in
the lower line. But Jean Louis' sword
has parried and is now deep within bis
What need we to relate any more?
Teu new adversaries followed him.
and the ten fell before Jean Louis
amid the excited yells and roars of an
At the request of the Thirty-second
regiment's colonel, who thought the
lesson sufficient. Jean Louis after
much pressing consented to fctop the
combat, and he -shook bands with the
two survivors, applauded by 10,000
From that day fights ceased betweeu
French and Italian soldiers.
This wonderful and. gigantic combat
might be beld a fable were not all the
facts above -stated still found in the
archives of the ministryi of war. Lip-pincott's.
COOLED THEIR WRATH.
Anything in Housefurnishings that you may need
come to this store and get our prices. It is to
your interest as well as ours.
This Massive Buffet
Colonial design, well construct
ed, during this C "I C 7 C
sale pJLO U
One Motion Folding
II Seat Bo
Closed Cannot be distinguished from a hand
tome, stationary Davenrart.
Showing spring holdina mattress and bedding
Showing a full-size comfortable beJ.
Constructed with heavy steel
frame and heavy rubber tire"
wheels, sale fTr r"
As Handsomt as th Flntstj
Davsnport As Comfort-
able as tha Btstj Bada
The arrival of unexpected
guests has often; put the
4 'good house-wife" to her
wits end to meetlthe emer
gency with limited bed-room
The possession of a Pullman
Revolving Seat Bed Daven
port assures her anextrabeV
at night and a hamdsome
Davenport in the day-tirne.
Sightly and convenient," mat
tress and all beddingfentirely
hidden from view.
The most modern Bed
Davenport of the day costs
no more than the old-fashioned
kind. Come in and let
us demonstrate how practical
and economical they are. You
will appreciate their many
good qualities when you see
our many styles.
ill Moderately Priced
We have a big line of Rugs, Linoleums, Lace . Curtains, Por
tieres during this sale. We can save you a ' great deal on
everything. ' ,
Bailey a Way When He Caught a Tar
tar on the Telephone.
When tbe telephone bell rang tha
senior partner said to tbe junior part
ner: "If that is that man Bailey just yotl
tell him what you think ot him, even if
you lay yourself liable to a fine for vio
The Junior partner relieved himself
of a few abusive epithets, but presently
after a brief pause he expressed the
Fame sentiments couched In much mild
er terms. Said tbe Junior partner:
"There you go crawfishing again.
Why can't you stick to what you said
in the first place?"
The Junior partner dropped the re
ceiver. "Supposing you come and say it your
self," he said.
The senior partner did so, but after a
little be, too, repeated bis harangue
with all the backbone left out.
"It's no use," he said. "You can't
curse a man twice over the phone who
answers your first outburst with 'I beg
your pardon. I didn't quite catch that.
Say it again, please.' That is Balley'a
wu). Yon try to say It again, but the
second time it sounds pretty rank even
in your own ears, and your tempest of
rage moderates into a tranquil breeze."
New York Times. ,
Mongolia and Tibet Mostly a Riddle to
the Outside World.
Neither tbe Chinese themselves nor
the rest of tbe world knowa much of
Mongolia or Tibet. Tbe most of those
two countries belong to the desert,
and, although they have been Inhabited
since the time when the memory of
man runneth not to tbe contrary, the
outside world is to them a sealed book,
and they to tbe world an unguesaed
The great desert of Gobi, that is part
ly in China, partly in Manchuria, part
ly in Mongolia and partly in Siberia,
is traversed by the oldest transporta
tion lines Id existence. It baa a cara
van route over which tea and ail It
laden camels Lave traveled toward
Europe for these 3,000 years, ant yet
from tbe time when Kublal Khan
macadamized the road until the time
when tbe Russian railroad paralyzed
It by the competition of steam no one
of the merchants who traveled over It
turned either to tbe right or to the lelft
to tell Europe and tbe Occident or the
wonders or the terrors of that ua
known land. Argonaut.
a vanished tongue. It commemorates
the death of the last woman who spoke
In the Cornish language and was erect
ed by a Frenchman. It is a granite
obelisk about seven feet high and is
built into the churchyard wall, the
front facing the highway, where it is
plainly discernible by all who pass that
way. The upper part is in the form ot
a Malted cross. The Inscription reads
as follows: "Here Ileth interred Doro
thy Pentreath. who died In 1777. said
to have been the last person who con
versed in the ancient Cornish, the pe
culiar language of this county from the
earliest records till it expired In the
eighteenth century in this parish ot
Fed From the Sword.
The true shamrock is one of the tini
est of tbe clover family and has small
yellow bloom that "sprig of sham
rock, wearing of the green."
When an Irish mother brings forth
a male child she puts bis first food on
the sword of her husband and lightly
Introduces the first auspicium of nour
ishment Into his little mouth with tbe
point of tbe sword. Sollnus, 1,700
No wonder tbe Irish are natural born
soldiers.-New York Press.
e A LASTING CURE
Not only its proven ability to cure, but its absolute safety as a remedy,
has made S. S. S. the most extensively usod of all medicines In the treat
ment of Contagious Blood Poison. Unlike the strong mineral mixtures,
which temporarily remove the outward symptoms and shut the disease up
in the system, there to carry on its destructive work on the delicate and
vital organs, S. S. S. strikes directly at the root, and by purifying the blood
of every trace of the virus, completely and permanently cures the trouble.
8.8.8. is Nature's blood purifier, harmless in its action and certain in its
good results. It is made from a combination of roots and herbs, each of
Which has a definite and specific action in purifying tho blood. Years were
spent in selecting and proportioning tho diiferent ingredients, but When
S. S. S. was perfected it soon demonstrated its superiority over all other
blood medicines, and now, after 40 years, it ia still tho ono and only ocrtain
cure for Contagious Blood Poison. Whilo driving out the poison from the
circulation 3. S. S. builds up ami strengthens the system by its fine vegetable
tonic effects. If you are suffering with Contagious Blood Poison S. S.8. Is
your most certain reliance, and because of its freedom from mercury,
potash or any other mineral, it is absolutely safe for every one. - Home
treatment book with, valuable suggestions and any medical advice sent free
to all who write. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA
Small boys have a way of listening
to remarks that older persons make
and using them when least expected.
A mother was surprised the other day
to have ber young eon reply to her
when she was reproving him for some
trifling misconduct: "Well, mamma,
you must put up with me. Yon know
I'm Just at tbe trying age."
PIMPtES CURED N 10 DATS
Or Your Money Back.
Anyone who has rimplnt. Black
Heads, I.lvrr Spots, Oavea stores ,aail
Krupttoss, should know it I because of
bad blood. The circulation has become
contaminated with matter that baa dis
eased the blood, which is beirg forced
A Lost Language.
A monument to a lost language Is to
be found in the village of 8L Pant,
near Penzance, in Cornwall, and It U
believed to be tbe only monument la
existence which marks, the death, of
out of the system throufrn the pores of
the skin. This condition cannot be
cured unless jrou remove the cause. Bln
Ter Completion Tablet purlfjr the
blood, strengthen the system and make
your skin healthy, thus restoring; your
complexion 10 us clear, youthful appear
ance. I'nder the purifying and tonic
j effect of Bin-Ter Complexion Tablets
toe system win re ttim up and your
skin ciear ea. usually in about ten days.
THOMAS DRUG COMPANY.
MONEY IN THE BANK
You are helping yourself and the community as well . as the
bank, when you keep as large a balanco as you can in the bank.
Of course, the actual money that you deposit does not stay In
the bank. . : ' '
It goes forth and Joins with the surplus of other depositor in
promoting local industry and trade.
We want to help the business of this. city as much as we can
and we feel that the more money the people of Rock Island and vi
cinity deposit with us, the better we shall be able to serve the community.
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital $200,000.00 Surplus 9100,000.00 ,
1'IIIL MITCHELL, President. K. T. A.VbERSOX, Cashier.
I. S. WHITE, Vice President. C. F. CHANSON, AaaisUnt CftahU i