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THE ROCK TSLAXT) ARGUS, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1911.
K. C. HALL
Every Friday Evening
Schools in China
Ruptures low down and hard to hold,
those following: operations, navel rup
tures In fleshy women, and all bad
cases g-uaranteed relief or no charge.
Cures by a New Method Marty Cases
Cured as Low as $10.00.
Jfo knife, no Injection or detention
from business. NO LEU STRAPS. NO
HOT. SWEATY ELASTIC BANDS. NO
BTEEL SPRINGS to bind and torture
you. Tou will feel a whole lot stronger
at once. The most difficult ruptures
held absolutely under all conditions
with ease and comfort.
Nn adult too larg-e, no baby too
I have my mrrrmtent aucreas wltli pa
tleata who have alteu op hope of find
Consultation and slvlre FREE.
If you cannot call, write for circu
lars and future dates.
M.H. Brown, M.D.
22 QVIXCY STREET, CHICAGO.
Next Visit to Rork Island,
Rock Island Hotel, Wednesday, Oct. 11,
8 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Why a diamond bought here
is always admired?
Because we do not sell im
perfect diamonds, hence every
diamond that" leaves this store
is a gem v.-'fh double the flre
and brilliancy of a flawed one.
We will save you money on
Opposite Harper House-
! A Chinese schoolboy sets off one fine
j morning when seven or eight years
; old to enter on his Instructional course.
I He makes the most profound obeisance
j to his teacher. His parents provide
: the table at which and the stool on
i which he sits. They also supply the
! "four precious articles," the ink slab,
1 the ink cake, the pen or brush for writ
ing and the paper.
He will have no need at first of the
! writing materials, all his time being
j employed In memorizing the books
I given him. Perhaps a dozen boys.
each a clas by himself, are busy on
his entry. Each Is shouting his task
' at the top of his voice, the teacher
j sitting at his table in all the som-
nolent wakefulness of a Judge. Xo
wrong pronunciation or intonation es
capes bis practiced ear, and correc
tion is frequent.
It is a simple country house, with
its earthen floor. Its unglazed windows
and its air of utter poverty. Our
young hopeful, says the National Re
view, In due time is Introduced to the
"Trimetrical Classic" and the ques
tionable statement, which forms its
very threshold, that "men at birth are
radically good," so set in classical
form that be has no more Idea of Its
meaning than if It were In Greek. It
is not meaning, however, that is the
object Just now, but sound and mem
orizing. Then be will be introduced to the
book of surnames. 400 In number, as
another exercise in "getting by heart,"
after which in parts of the land the
"Thousand Character Classic" is set.
This is a book consisting of the num
ber of characters named, no one of
which Is ever used twice. Still no ex
planation is vouchsafed. For all the
learning our youth is gaining he might
with equal profit memorize a number
of auction catalogues. He is given in
varying order, according to the custom
followed by his teacher, the four sacred
books the "Great Learning." also
known as "The Door of Virtue;" the
"Analects" of Confucius, the "Doctrine
of the Mean" and the "Book of Men
cius." As early as thirteen, it may be, he
will have done the memory work of
the four books and be capable of reel
ing off "yards, rods, furlongs or miles"
of learning. Then enlightenment in
the form of explanation begins. Dark
ness Is made visible, and education
may be said to have begun. There is
wearisome work in sight now.
As if the books themselves were not
of sufficient difficulty, there are end
less commentaries after the fashion of
our own on the Bible or Shakespeare.
The "Great Learning" provides illus-
i trations of virtue, aims at the constant
renewal of good and so at the attain
ment of the highest excellence. Us
ideal is n righteous government over a
tranquil and happy people. The "Doc
trine of the Mean" is more strictly in
dividualistic. Correct conduct in every
stage of life is Its subject-
The chief competitive examinations
are three in number. The first, for
the Situsai. or B. A. degree, is held at
the prefecrural city; the second, the
Ku-Jen, or M. A., at the provincial
capital, and the third, the Tsln-shi,
I or LL. D., at Peking. In one or other
of these the clever youth whose ca
I reer we are following may possibly
' find himself in a peculiar position as
I competitor with hi own father or even
his grandfather, who. with more per
severance than luck or brains, keeps
i "pegging away" yenr after year fill
I success arrives or death.
! Many are the attempts at trickery.
I cribbing, bribery or whatever may
I bring the candidate sufficiently near
the top to be one of the favored few
who "pass," the percentage of these
being fractionally small at times. To
guard against fraud there are pre
cautions such as could never have been
suggested In the west.
Every candidate has his own little
cell In which he works during the days
of the examination. Not a few die
under the ordeaL "Any essay Is good
which gives a man his M. A" 6ays
the proverb, and "if one -comes out
first on the dragon list there Is a chance
within ten years of being in the Phoe
nix pool." which being interpreted
means that he who heads the M. A.
list is likely by and by to become a
Hanlin. So, indeed. It happens to our
young hopeful now arrived at years of
much discretion. He even becomes the
Shuang Yuan of his year, the laureate
or senior classic, as be might be named
in the west.
Wherenpon on his return to his na
tive province he is received with the
highest honors from the highest peo
ple, the viceroy leading, and then a
curious thing happens. Many of the
people of the province having the same
surname apply for the honor of being
permitted to worship at the ancestral
hall of the successful genius and ac
company their appeals with valuable
persuasives. They thus establish a
claim to relationship with the ami
able desire of having a friend at court.
New York Sun.
SIGNATURES ON CHECKS.
The Plainer They Are the Less The
Appeal to Forgers.
"Tou ought to sign your check dif
ferently, Mr. Blank." said a Chicago
bank employee to a depositor whose ac
count runs well up toward f 100.000 a
"What'a the matter with that
check?" asked the customer, nettled
that, as he thought, it should be inti
mated he didn't know how to draw a
"Tou misunderstand me." 6aid the
teller. "The check's all right I was
referring to your signature. It is just
the kind that a forger takes delight
iu copying. If you will allow me the
privilege of saying so, you're liable to
meet with loss in that way at any
time. Any good penman could imitate
it so cleverly you'd hardly know the
"The plainer the signature the less
likelihood there is of a crook trying to
imitate it," he continued after the de
positor had become interested. "In
nearly tvery big forgery of which I
ever heard, or in many of them at
least, the signature imitated was that
of a man who wrote with a flourish or
who had some peculiar type of writing
that ordinarily would appeal to the
laity as hard to Imitate. It is a fact
that it is a rare occurrence for a big
forger to attempt to imitate the signa
ture of the man who writes a plain
"Not long ago I had occasion to tell
a friend of mine he stood a chance of
having some forger get a good sized
check in on him. My friend changed
the style of his signature, and a few
days later he was asked by a bank to
Inspect a check which had been pre
sented for payment and to which his
old style signature was attached. He
had changed just in time. The forger
had been practicing on the old signa
ture, getting it down 'pat, and had not
ascertained that the new signature
was being used." Chicago News.
With the removal of china, glassware and house furnishings to the fifth floor the basement was con
verted into a salesroom for dry goods. Besides our regular lines of domestics, muslins and sheetings,
the greater portion of the room was given over to a Bargain Basement, and this is all it implies a
basement for bargains. Our conception of a bargain is good reliable merchandise at less than the or
dinary price, and not merely low prices without regard to reliability. The lower grades of merchan
dise are carried in this Bargain Basement, and by virtue of the real opportunities it affords for money
saving this Bargain Basement is destined to become a popular trading center. Among the lines sold
here are :
Table Linen Remnants, 25, 50, 59c yd.
Men's Ties and Socks
fled flounces, !
petticoats, finished with ruf-o.v
"Women's Highgrade petticoats, two styles,
either embroidered or ruffled flounces, ode
House dresses, four
various patterns, all
fast colors, $1.
Yard-wide plain white waistings,
usual 17c quality, yard, l2Hc.
usual 25c grade, yard, 15c.
Children's Highland Bloomer dresses,
2 to 7, at Sc.
Embroidered handkerchiefs, plain or col
ored borrli-rs, cither scalloped or hem
Women's Jersey ribbed vests and pants,
usual 69c grade, garment, 42c.
Women's Cashmerette gloves, "fully lined,
the ordinary 50c kind, pair, 89c
Women's shoes, narrow widths, $3, $3.50
and $4 ones, pair $133.
Misses' and children's patent leather and
Vici kid shoes, pair, 98c.
Boys' and Youths' shoes. $1.50 to $2.25
values originally, but because t Incom
plete range of sizes, 9Sc.
Crib blankets. 15f.
Cotton Blankets, 4Sc upward.
Turkish towels, seconds, imperfections not
serious enough to affect the wear,, 5c, 7c,
10c and 15c.
Men's tennis nightshirts, all sites, 42c.
Men's socks, all sires, different colors, are
a strong value, pair 5c.
Women's embroidered collars, each Sc.
Men's four-in-hand ties, 15c each, t for 25,
Men's Wool sweaters, 9Sc.
Lace Curtains, pair, 77c.
Re.ady-to-hang sash curtains, pair ISc and
Lace door panels, 32x50 Inches, 25c.
15c ribbons, 10c. 35c kinds. 19c "
40c kinds, 25c. 25c kinds. 15c
Women's handkerchiefs, 3 for Jc and 3 for
White Serpentine Crepe, 8ae yd.
CAMELS ARE VICIOUS.
Jl1L JHo jS
1806 Second Avenue
Q H !
Q AYr ft A E
We want to have the two biggest i ;i ys
have disregarded the profit side entirely.
land ptople are quick to see bargain opportunities,
early. Bring this list with you. Prices will be good
in our history therefore
tilance iit them Ruck 1s-
He on hand
for Friday and
i-aturday at the low
price of .
o pounds fir.e cane granulated su-
ar especially priced for Friday and
'o bars Lenox laundry spe:!lly priced fur Friday r.ml
JJ XyJ Saturday at the
a i ; ice vf
wheat, patkace... Sc
'V.ncy tif.v SantaC'Iara
prunes, large x
si.e. pcuud .... 15c
i . piaf
Steel cut i ofj'e"
teaus tht-:u a;
frier is ry !ov. one
pound tans, spevisl for
Saturday ...... 3Qc
the ' Vn
nip's 1 "
i ii T rated ini'.k
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f i r-
Tr. Price's jel
t-n, ery Sue.
'"v r.-. t li re i? p;u
y o os
" j c Ii o n
. hoi o'ste.
r- .:'. No. .. sue cans.
:-yei-i;il at 19c
R-chlteu brand asj-ar-?.ui:s
rips, tan -. 21c
FV.nry Nevv York
r; sin cheese,
r'nd 2 2c
rc' meat for . . 31 C
Cvn.: F; iry 1 '
tars for 42c'
Llr ? r's "A" crrdf
. o- 'rn ter, ene-ua!f : PoiJ pat k sau
p:;i;i ; a is. .... 29c!02h
Record brand pi'.te l '
chriTies in heavy syr-i
'ip. 35 raus fur . 2 5c'
Jonutr;" (Jet ru"'s ht'Sic '
Ifrs codt-t-i) :ii
pound tpMets. Xcth
'rc finer, fresh stc k,
a e..ke . 13c
hripht and :
rfzo each- . .
r . r I i .
T'M:e l.;tlie! succotash, ?
Kphest iua!ity, 1
a ,;sa 12c I
.'::! ;: sui Uy fly
p.; e, u-i.r deul Ic
ctefs tcr 5C 5
'.'off'. i f yo;i have I
nr-i trl.-d our .Van !a- J
hiv .fffee if wjij pay f
yon T- star; today, it
?hc-.:!d f el: for Zc. J :
"i.r pi re fr a short!'
f :rr.- regains at it ,
pound 2 3c i
F-rn.ie.l -ass-he! hesg'1
'. :i 5f-:- it"! giats
fl !-- 20c 1
.'.vhrivn s imperial 4;
rean .it .'uu r, lar.se j i
sr. r sular --"c, j
-is --'-e 19c :
V e- I:.i' y Cet:;.try
'r.t!eran corn, repu- g
Tar :'. quality
can 9: P
Ties? ni:aP'ty bi;k !
tarl "a vrjd .... 4c
Have Numerous Dislikes,
Chief of Which Is Man.
A peculiarity of the camel is his dis
likes. Likes he has none, save for the
mimosa thorn and. perhaps, for dyinc:
lie hates red. and when, years affo,
some genius of the British army
equipped the squadrons of the camel
corps with bright crimson saddles the
animals so resented the outrage that
j numbers of them gave up the ghost
iu pure disgust.
The camel always, of course. hnU-s
man and sometimes displays his vin-i
dietironess in no uncertain manner. Ai
jj diguified and elderly P.ritish oliker has ;
oeeu seen to root it an ronua me camp
in blue silk pajamas, with ene slipper
and a shaving brush, closely pursued1
by his own animal, with his luii necU
stro'.rhed to the utmost and his savagt
mouth much too near that sleeping
suit to be pleasant. At length a
jj fatigue party was summoned, who. .
with telegraph poles, voting trees, rai!-
I! w.jt- t -itwl w.n'h .il.rt'w i .....vi i !el
upon the bi.ast to desist
As a n;ou::t the cartel Is said to
possess distinct advantages. His gait is
eomfortahle when otie tias learned to
rMe him. at for really long je;meys.
whli-h u.itst pi if u-ce he in;i,P at a slow
pace, he is much less tiring than a
horse. I',"si.'.es. he carries with him ail
traruer if things the r! 1 r is hkelv to
vc l vn rout e 1-n v.-.s liu--ketsof water,
iu which l-nttii-s sri!!:ii to cool; a writ
ing cess 'i.oi necessarily of the olTice
tyr.i. Pur f-tili an el'icient s-.jbstitute; a
iuucheoa tasker. riSesv telescopes, a
mountain gun. if required, auj other '
ueejfu! articles. j
Fancy linens and
towels, 15 off
These will be found in our linen
department on the second floor.
The collection comprises an as
sortment of fancy linen pieces
and towels which were used as
traveling men's samples. To
these have been added a number
of pieces from our own stocks
which have become somewhat
Boiled or mussed during the mat
ter of moving.
There are center pieces, scarfs, doi
lies, individual and guest towels. This
is an opportunity to pick up some
really handsome pieces at a substan
tial saving. Choice 1-5 off.
Kid gloves, 75c
Two-clasp gloves in black, white,
tan. brown, mode and gray.
These are .ffcred on Saturday
only at this low price. Kid glove
section is now in the west aisle.
Tan shoes, $3.50
Women's tan button shoes, with
full round toes, welted .soles,,
medium or Cuban heels, in 12, 14
and 16 button heights. Some
have calf -skin, others velvet
tops, all sizes. Pair, $3.50.'
Women's white Nu-buck shoes in but
ton model, have full round toes, welt
ed soles, high heels. 14 button height
with slanted tops, $4 a pair.
Women's $4 shoes, made of the finest
gun metal, either dull or cloth tops,
round toes, extra short vamps. rj
dium Cuban heels. They fit perfectly
and have the flexible welted soles,
AA to D, 2 to 8, pair $4.
5c up to 50c
In our large aquariums on the
fifth floor will be seen a great
variety of gold fish, including
many beautiful specimens.
Prices range from 5c for a small
size up to 50c for Jap. fan tails.
5c and 6c values of kitchen, hall
and bedroom papers, good as
sortments, roll, 2c.
8c values, suitable for any room,
colors red, green and brown,
will not fade, 4y2c.
121oc values of moires, florals,
tapestry and Persian ceilings,
choice papers, roll 7c.
25c values of varnished tiles. These
are very sanitary as they .can be wash
ed and kept clean, and are waterproof.
To be used in the kitchen and batli
room. Roll, ISc.
18c values of the new Jasper stripes
In all the good colors with pretty cut
out borders to match. Koll, 10c
Kaleidophane a new material which
applied to any window gives It the
appearance of art glass. It can be
applied by anyone and will retain Us
brilliancy for years. U is not affected
by heat or frost and can be washed
We hang paper, 12He up.
Whether In Working or Thinking
Helps on to Success.
Working cr thiDkiag without system
enfeeble tLe miu i and leaves the
mental facuiiies in a clogged condi
tion, so that they do not work sharply.
The mind must be kept clear and clean
for the present problem, so that it
nu.y si'ize and grasp with all its might
luO thiiig it is attempting to accom
There is only o::e best way to learn
hi i-.v to net. Th:'t way is the way of
He Didn't Know.
"I til Iri't t .vpeet ai:.- better trr: !
meat than this." said the lady on the
pier sennthingiy to the Inspector wh -rn
she susnf?il of r.ideuess. "You can't
make a sllx purse cut of a sow's earl"
"As o that I don't know, mi-iatn."
s.".'.d the li,spcior placidly. "I do r.ot
reesil .-spy n;.icg of the treasury ce
partment ou that poi..t. If you are
l rlng!rg in any of either you'd better
declare l hem and leave 'he classinca
tiou to us." H;rper's Weekly.
.You'll think so if you've
the soap that gets the dirt
without damaging clothes, i
You don't have to rub thenv
into holes, or cook them to'
pieces in a boiler. Put the
washing to soak at night. In the
morning the dirt comes out with ;
hardly any rubbing. Let Peosta
"prove it." Get a cake, only 5c, of
five in a carton for 25c.
system. Systematize your thoughts,
i your energies, your abilities. Learn
early in life to do this, and it will
prove the master habit that wins suc
cess. Systeiuk'ss meu are always surprised
that the heads of great enterprises
can find so much time for social life,
for hobbies, for travel. They cannot
understand it at all. They do not
realize that a m;iu of great orgiuiizlng
ability, with a splendid system, can
. do mure effective business in a single
I hour at his office than a systemless
man can accomplish in twelve. It i
i not the number of hours, but the ef- j
foetiveness of the system, that tells.
One of 1 tie advantages of a college
course is that it trains the mind to
; work by system. Whether be likes to
1 or not, the student is forced to run
i ccntrate his mind when the time
comes, nn matter what his mood or
Ralph Payne Uallwey on the links at
L,e Touquet. Shooting with a Turkish
bow, be covered a distance of 307
yards with his best arrow, thus break
ing all, records achieved In recent
times. This performance, however,
seems to have been exceeded with the
old national weapon of yew. Neade.
a famous archer under Charles I.,
states that the ordinary range of the
bow was from 320 to 400 yards. The
longest shot authentically recorded in
England Is that of a secretary of the
Turkish embassy, who In 1794 shot an
arrow 4G3 yards with the wind and
415 against it In the .presence of
several members of the Royal Toxo
philite society, who measured the dis
tance and preserved the arrow. I'al!
One of Them.
Fig? As a talker Brown's
b.iw he feels. Four years of training! 0Prtainly a wonder. Fogs-Right you
; in this should put the mind into work
I ing order. It should tune ihe intellect
I so that all the strings will be in
harmony. A good college education
should train the mind to think con
cisely, deeply, effectively at will.
I Orison Swett Mardeu in Success Maga-
never cease. ISoston
I will not be responsible for any
debts, contracted after this date, by
my wife, Mrs. Ullian Payson.
Safe Food for the Kittle One
The delight of children is pastry,
cookies, cakes, doughnut, and other
dainties, in many of which a cooking
fat is used. Lard i? rioky; it it simply
hog fat, sometime? impure, often indi
gestible. To use butter is expensive and
often impracticable. However, Cotto
lone the purs vcgtable-oil cooking' fat
can be used in evf-ry way the same as
butter or lard; it mikes Jitfht, digestible,
healthful food, anrj at les expense, too,
one-thirl less being required than of
'ttl.er butter or lard. If you value the
health of your children, shorten their
food v.iih Cutolcuc.
the news all the time Ttu,
The Island of Hongkong. j
Hongkoug is an Island about elevcs j
miles 1 -iag. with a width of from one'
to three rui'.cs. tnd consists almost en-,
tirely cf a series of bills. There is a!
.-: d roi;d around a portion of the is-!
land en the sea front, but the grade
np the mountains are too steep fot
practical flutemobl'injr. and the street
generally are not wide enough and not ,
strongly ei;o::gb constructed to permit
the use of heavy cars cpon them.
1 A true happening . which hno been
; made the subject of a cartoon occurred
at a fashionable golf club near Lon
don. A young man interested in golf
; solely for the sake of the social at
mosphere one day decided to play a
round. So he sauntered leisurely
dewn to the caddy house, where he
j met a certain peppery lord. Not know-
Ing the gentleman and barely looking
at him. the somewhat foppish youth
asked, "Are you the cadiy master
here? Without an Instant's hesita
tion Lord replied. "Xo. I am not.
but 1 bapren to know that he Is not in
need of any caddies this afternoon."
It was some time before either recov
ered. Boston Transcript.
Long Arrow Flights.
There was a marvelous archery feat
performed some years ago by Sir
finest in theWorld
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