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AIM OF MIL AMENT,
Seeks to Have Principals Repu
diate His Own Opinion.
SECRETARY AHD HEAD JABTTOR
Had Impressed Hlnssel la For of Both
Lainrtes HI ni Words at tbo Friday
Krenlns; Meeting aad What Ho AIM
Said) Almnt tha Mapervhlas; Janitor.
In lhl morning' Union Supt.
Anient, of the Uock Island public
icbooN, nblihcs lclow the clipping
from la.U Saturday night's Ak;ls stat
ing that ho hal expressed himself at
the principal' mei-iin;; the night be.
f ore in favor of n private secretary with
a alrv of fi.ODU and also a super
vising janitor, a card addressed "to
whom it may concern" and signed
by Principal 4 Mary Piatt, Clara M.
Imypv. II. Kniim, Sarah Johnston, A.
I- lli'il and I C. Doughterty, and
We, the undersigned principals
of the P.oek Inland public schools,
hereby certify that the above state
ment 'from The Kock Island Argus
is absolutely false, In that Snpt
Anient made no such statement' or
statements at onr meeting, nor at
any other time or place to our
Following this is an extended ref
erence to tho meeting in question
intended to appear with reportorial
tone and in which it is said:
After L. C. Dongherty bad been
elected chairman someone broached
the desirability of electing a secre
tary upon which Mr. Anient stated
that he didn't think they would need
one, as there was no occasion for
them to keep records. lie explained
that neither ho nor the board of edu
cation desired to hare any reVords
kept, and that he would attend the
meetings occasionally and learn all
he wished to in that way. Contin
uing Mr. Anient said that in larger
cities, especially in the east, a secre
tary is employed to attend all meet
ings rf the board and teachers, but
he did not think that Kock Island
wa as yet ready to employ such an
official ut a largo salary, and in fact
expressed the belief that such an olli
rial is not needed. The subject of a
supervising' or any other janitor
ship was not mentioned by Mr.
Anient or any tearher present, as
I here was no occasion for doing so.1
The article goes on to say that Tiik
A mi 11 has treated Mr. 'Anient un
fairly from his coming here and that
hi work has been prematurely
n WhoCoulil Not ea It That Way. .
In a foot note it is explained' that
Principal W. N. lialsey was not
present at the meeting," hence the
absence of his signature, but no ref
erence M maile to the oversight in
tho emission ut the signature ot Prin
cipal Anna Kirkpatrick. of school
building No. 0. As it wa.4 not
deemed worthy on the part of Mr.
Anient or the Union to n fer to Miss
Kirkpatrick, who has been as long
and successfully connected with the
Hock ll.md schools as anyone in
them and is regarded as one of the
most capaMo instructors and princi
pals, aa Aki'.is representative called
upon her at her building this morn
ing. Asked if she was present at the
principals' meeting in question and if
II tie earn auuoed to hal been pre
sented to her. Miss Kirkpatrick re
plied: "Yes. I was present at the meet
ing nnd lb card of contradiction ap
pearing in the Union this morning was
brought to mo by Supt. Anient yes
terdoy afternoon for my signature.
I declined to comply with tho rc
Hne.t because the card was a sweep
in? denial ot what Tiik Anises had
said of the meeting, and therefore I
conld not consistently endorse it, as
much of what The Annus said was
true, ltdid makea mistake, however,
lo coupling the suggestion as to a
supervising janitor with what was
brought before the meeting. Un the
subject of a private secretary I do
not see how the remarks which Mr.
Anient m ule at the principals' meet
ing could bo otherwise construed
than as favoring such an official.
While ho remarked that it was un
necessary to have one at that partic
ular meeting, what he said never
theless was that other cities no larger
than Kock Island had such an official,
some paying as high as (1,300 per
vear for such services, and said he:
'This city ought to afford fl,000 a
year for a secretary to attend all
these meetings nnd keep a report ot
them.' He fallowed the remark
with the statement that the supcrin
tendent should not be bothered
with these duties and that he
for one had not been accustomed
to. If this wss not an argument
in favor of a superintendents secre
tary I do not know what is, and can
Highest Honors World' Fair.
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Ciapt Cream o'f Tartar Powder. Free
nom Ammonia, Alum or any outer adulterant.
43 YEARS THE STANDARD.
didly I do not believe that one of the
principals who was there will deny
kua uo uiaue inese exact remarks.
They were misled probably in beinr
presented with the absolute 'denial
to sign. These are mr reasons for
not signing the card which Mr,
Ament brought to me yesterday."
As to tho Sapervlelna; Jaaltor.
Thus learning that while the no
tions of supt. Ament were correctly
given, they were not all madlat the
principal's meeUner. which fact e
took advantage of to run about the
city yesterday exacting of his
principals a denial in toto. The Ak
OLS sought to ascertain if he had ex.
pressed himself on the question of
ujTCinsiuir janitor, upon carerui
investigation, it was learned that to
two of the janitors at least he had so
declared. One of these was seen and
he said: "Mr. Ament told another
janitor and myself that a head jani
tor was needed in the Kock Island
schools to oversee all the work of
the other janitors and have charge of
the supplies, taking them to the dif.
ferent buildings when wanted and
keeping them at some of onr whole
sale houses. He said it would be
benelicial to the janitors and benefi
cial to him as well and it wonld be
easier in keeping track of the snp.
pnes. lie maae inese remarks, but
I do not wish my came mentioned, as
I have not told it as against him and
as we are both working; for the same
board, it might make unpleasant
ness. 1 am teiiinsr vou lust what
he said, though."
So much for the establishment of
the truth of The Argus' statement
of Mr. Ament's extravagant theories,
in neither of which was he on the
question of fact misrepresented, not
withstanding that be has industri
ously sought to declare them "abso
lutely false." On the charge that
Tiie Auous'has treated Mr. Ament
unfairly or prematurely judged his
work, it may be said that nothing
but perfectly proper citicism has
been made, and no attacks whatever
have appeared Much as the accom
plished gentleman may believe to the
contrary, Tiik Aimus maintains that
withal ho is a public servant and
so regarding him has ventured to
give expression to its opinion on his
methods and notions. From the first
it regarded the supervisor of
primary instruction which he
brought here from Carroll a
needless adjunct to our public
system, and the experience so far has
demonstrated the teacher which the
board pavs (90 a month for is not
only inexperienced, but a complete
lauure anu appears to be gaining
more normal school instruction from
her contact with Kock Island pri
mary teachers than she is imparting
in practical knowledge and demon
stration. The folly of this experi
ment no jess man tne practice origi
nally insisted upon by the superin
tendent that teachers, wry after
a hard day in the school room,
should bo 'obliged to meet at the
llice of the primary instructor and
men learn nothing more than they
already know has been a subject of
casual comment by The Aug us, and
this together with the reference to
the superintendeat's high-strung no
tions of a superintendent's secretary
and supervising janitor, has had the
effect, apparently, of leading him to
imagine that he has been a very
mucn aouscu man.
MrM-kea With I'araijsls.
Kcnjamin Carlton, of 407 Eleventh
street, is gradually recovering the
use or his lower extremities which
became suddenly paralyzed several
days ago, while persuing his voca
tion at Kock Island arsenal. Mr. Carl
ton is employed in the harness depart
ment, and is in the G9th year of his
life, and had never before exper
ienced a paralytic stroke. Without
any symtoms of the approaching at-
lacn no was unexpectedly deprived
of the use of his lower limbs, top
ping over alongside the work bench.
Taken home in an ambulance as sud
denly as it left life returned to one
limb, but the other remained useless.
Happily, he is gradually recovering,
and in a few davs. it is anticipated,
1 1. f.ii" 11 . . . .
uis u 111 03 win ue auie to attend to
their natural duties.
That Joyful Feeiing-
with the exhileratins sense of re
newed health and strength and inter
nal cleanliness, which follows the use
of Syrup of Figs, is unknown to the
lew wno Lave not progressed bevond
the old time medicines and the cheap
substitutes sometimes offered, but
never accepted by the well informed
Klver Ul plots.
The Pilot and Verne Swain were in
The stage of water at the Rock
Island bridge at noon was 1.25; the
New and elegant styles of dress
goods just arrived. Handsome
plaids and also some very pretty
rough effects. Quality, as always,
the best, and our prices, as always,
tne lowest. acq, steffks.
Itowa tbo Hirer. ,
Al Webb, Jud Repine, John Peter
son, F. Ludwig and Nels Nelson are
off for the sunny south iri a flat boat.
They will divide their time between
bunting and fishing, and return with
tne birds in tne spring.
Hod Boom Salti
Bed room suites, side boards,
chairs, rockers; in fact, all furniture
and carpets at prices that others are
trying to meet, at G. O. .Hock
staedt's, the originator of low prices.
If you wish to see tho latest styles
in millinery, the newest novelties in
this line, all at the lowest prices.
' " auuum not law to visit our mil
linery department. Auo. Steffex.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBEB 22, 1CU5.
MED ILL FORMALLY NAMED
Gov. Altgcld Appoints Him oa tbo laaaaa
Gov. AJtgeld at Springfield yester
day formally appointed Ex-Mayor T.
J. Medill. of this city, commissioner
for the Western Insane hospital, vice
1. b. mivis resigned, as be stated he
would do in his recent interview in
Chicago on the subject.
The people of Rock Island while
congratulating Mr. Medill on the
honor that has come to him, will like
wise congratulate the governor on
the wisdom of his selection.
The promptness with which Gov.
Altgeld has acted in the appointment
on his return to Springfield indicates
that he desires the commission to
proceed with its work as soon as
possible. This being the case, it be
hooves those having land sites to
present to "get a move," so to speak.
A fell want is that gnawing at the
stomach after you have eaten a full
meal, and can't eat any more, and
yet there is that feeling as though
you bad eaten nothing. What is
wanted then is a dose of Simmons
Liver Regulator, the best dyspepsia
cure, for that is what the gnawing
means. "Simmons Liver Regulator
is all that is recommended for in
digestion." A. R. Dyche, London,
Kever Say Ills.
Many desperate cases of kidney
diseases pronounced incurable have
oeen cured by the Clinic Kidney
Cure. Many physicians nse it. For
sale at M. F. Bahnsen's drug store.
won't do for
Sold by T. H. Thomas and Mar-
shall & Fisher, druggists.
?OR SALr FINE SADDLE HORSE. IN
qnlre at Slil Fonrlh avenue.
ANTED A GOOD GIRL FOR GENSKtL
uuu-i.-nwi a. c . 4 wenuein street.
FOil KENT TWO 8-r.OOM HOUSES WITH
modern conveniences. In desirable neighbor
hood. Apply tu E. W. Hurst.
FOR KENT OFKICK ROOM IN 8KINNKK
h'ock over M. A K'e., with team beat: an
excellent location. Apply at at. A K's.
COMMISSION AND AUCTION ALL KINDS
of good bought and sold, disposed of either
at private sale cr at auction. Harris & Irvin,
A MAN OR LADY TO MANAGE DISTRIBUT
ES SOaU Sftmnles. SDcrialliiML Mil An
Trading. Send Sylvan com piny, T Woodward,
veiron, alien., in cents for samples soap, etc.,
receive oulllt offer.
WANTED TO IU'Y FOR CABI1 SECOND
h.ml crwwl. nf mm .1 ... i .
" - 1 .J uraviifiuiiu. HW,I fc'
loan os cha tclsand all aniclvsor valne. Goods
Fum-u smi foia on commission, i-enve your or
1 - . b iui.oci.-uiiuitiaaB, w. ones.
11 AN I ED 1 Ol SO LADY PI ANIST TO
AlfO youne man to play violin and smnll
part on the stsire. Company starts Ort SJ
State ze. and lull Daittcuiiu-a in flmt it,r
irmv. 1 ana warn ins nram t.-i.inu.-
jicurc!. manager "inree Mackeiicrs " company.
Kock I.-lord, III. "
AA to D Width
These are very stylish
this winter. Also very
durable. No damp feet
if you wear 'Calf-skins.'
Made like a man's shoe.
Desires to list property for sale,
and will look after and person
ally supervise renting, etc., for
Loans a Specialty
Represents a reliable line of
high class insurance companies.
Room 2, Buford Block.
Seventeenth St. and Second Avenue
The Electric Oil Stove.
No Odor! No Smoke!
Riverside Ranges, Riverside
Cooks, Riverside Oaks, all
styles and sizes. Tho cele
brated Art Garland, the best
hard coal stove ever pro
duced. See them at
615-1617 Second Avenue.
Has a Silver
Every box of our Batter Cups
or Chocolates have a Fruit,
Nut or Cream Lining, which can
not be equalled anywhere for
Purity, Freshness and Sateen
The best of Chocolates and Bon
Hon 3 are none too good for your
lady friends, and the best are
only to be secured by purchas
ing them from
KRELL & MATH.
Call and let ns put np some of
our Choice Confectionery in one
of onr dainty baskets or lovely
iauc nneu coxes, ana we are con
vinced her answer will be "yes."
They ate simply irresistible,
and after the Bon Bons have
been demolished she will have a
pretty decorative article to re
member you by.
KRELL & MATH'S
Phone 1156. , 1716-1718 Second Ay.
Oysters are in season we
New fall and winter styles of
w wmtii wc uiui
Largest and Finest Clothing Store in the county.
Until further notice bur store will be open evenings till 9 p m
Mcilntyre-Reck Dry Goods Co.
THE BUSIEST WEEK OF THE TEAR.
The past week was the baitest or the yaar wiih as and one of th.
largest la point of sale in onr hi tor., nctwithsta din. tte fast that we
did not gi away chroaos. sacks of flonr and fnrniw 10 n on?
stuff. hen we want anything to selL wa has t
whole chunk. . tt. jricL which Z,.0' "V
Now to illastr ta the heantles ot his way of dcinc business we ak a
careful perusal of the Items be'ow. assarin son that lor eacho? tbS
ter on onr shelves and (oumers. '
qna"ty?IB,,Cfc W001, hn"' nllT' myrtle, Kaok, etc, be
14-inch ladies' cloth. TSc value, He.
4H-inch f sncs mlxtnre good.. err desirab'e. valne CBe. at s4e.
I2o- rf'" "r feteW designs. onlyWcT
mlytarl sJc brand, of dres. good.
3cfatPrt'i,K"el,,1,,ln,,hHel,rtel,M'D,ck and eolm, value
Hi'i iTi"- 1l'W.'ne 7Sc at 49c
JSlSt 'iVSS? JE2f L"" IT dre" ''. lue 1. at vc
nare iih 7tr wai"
For this week we rffer handsoi
Unities e mplete as follow.:
ne T a-d
iw patterns san iminsrs, 9t.9S.
75 pattern, and llningr , tS..
75 patterns and linings, $3 as.
These aoods are new and decided norelUea.
Grand Cloak Opening Wednesday
Bed Room Suites.
Sideboards, Parlor and Dining
x 35 different styles of Sideboards from $10 up to $100 all
Over 75 different styles "of Parlor and Dining Room
Tables from 75c to $20.
Parlor Suits, Chairs, Etc.
The largest line ever shown in any one store in the three
cities at bargains.
Dining Room Chairs 30 different styles.
A nice Antique cane seat, brace arm - - - 75c
Chairs, per set, from - - - $4 50 up to $48
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
Corner Second Avenue and Sixteenth Street.
Are the High
wiui 2pccidi pnuc, as incy
value for so little money.
and it will pay you to
1709 and 171 1 Second Avenue, Rock
w k o to
8-yard drers pattern, with
for tha am' nait an
worth the carrying aa -
SIX DAYS ONLY
100 nice ladies' cane seat rockers
100 easy gents' cane seat rockers -
Over 100 different styles that will go at a bargain.
40 Antique and Birch suites.
45 Antique and Birch suites,
70 Antique and Birch suites,
Excellencies of the
Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes:
never were more eiegani ana never represented
It has always paid us to deal squarely,
deal with a square firm.
1729 Second Avenue
You all know sf oar lace certain sacressss. Kowaere else can yoa
nnd inch Tames for the aaon-y. Each arasoa wltaeMra new trlaaipha,-fo-awrefforuontdone
and thi. season will bono exception. Space for
b:ds extensive awntion. Come sad see for Towrsetvea.
At &Tc a pair, good wide Nouinwhan eartains.
At rSc a pair, extra valne Hottinphasa..
AtL? PXr.aspair elegant fancy cartaias, H yard, long, ."8
Inches wide, worth SLSsT
. alr. handsome fancy aH csrUinf, li yard, long, SI
Inches wide. Tales S3 75.
RJiT!!J'U,'til,inShancyaetenr;aIiia, ivory whits and rcra.
Special prices on add cnitatns to close.
PILU)V SUAMS AT HALF PRICE.
Bt tter and tner shams at 13c, SSc. 48c, ate.
LACE BED SETS.
Fall sise spread aad shams, p, r set onle Mr
sn-T pattern, extra qnal.ty. per art. spmd and shaws. tl 4S.
A big aasortaunt la hand me pattern, at flsT liisetc.
Kid glove wiling here H a wiccss. breanse we haadV oolr demada
We alov s at lea-waable prices. Thi. w.ek w. a. k, i 7. .
IJKS :cw. at sic aad $l!s8fk,vr. at Wc tV? JT&t?73Vi
Wall knnwa kn.il. la m-A K.t. K gMTTCS St
co lore, and are well
Under the m Hlng telnencaaof oar tow prices niks of .
are rapidly disappearing. We will continue to onY? aaaaoal atirVta.
dacemenU to underwear buyer and a visit to this department a UI well
Dry Goods Co.
That are Made Right,
And at the Right Price,
116 to 124 Eighteenth Street