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TnC AttGUB. THUBSDAY, APKlIi 16. 18SG.
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Morning Paper to the Defense
of Amtnt. !
All previous records and all former sales!
Nothing of its kind has ever been inauz-'
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urated in this vicinity before.
SSATURDAY, APRIL 181
We will inaugurate a combination of sales.
Every hour of the day from 9 o'clock in
the morning till 10 o'clock at night. Every
hour will hive the .greatest values ever
before presented to people, and perhaps
never will present itself again.
Oa Saturday, April 18. from 10
to 11 o'clock and from 3 to 4
o'clock. POO Men's all wool
Cheviot baits in three fthB.de,
worth 1 to $10, fX "5 OiQ
at above hours PcJiO
On Saturday. April 18. from 11
to IS o'clock and from 2 to S
o'clork. 250 Boys' Suits.worth
f5 to ti in ChevloU and
Woried. it A OjQ
hove hour. .
Oa Saturday, April 18, from 9
to 10 o'clock, 350 Knee Pants
in all shades, 60c quality, at
as: 75, is, 2ic
Oa Saturday. April 18. from 1
to 2 o'clock. 200 dozen Chil
dren's Waists, ago 4 to II. in
Flannels and Penan, worth
Kr:::9, 5, i8c
Cm Saturday, April 18, from 5
to 10 p. m.. we will sell the
i following goods and all oth
Ws that are not closed out
at above hoars:
250 dozen Kockford Seamless
. Socks, in brown or mot.
tied, worth 15c, only. ..-JL-
100 dozen Balbrlggan Under
wear, elegant value s4 tt
for 60c. only TU
400 pairs Men's Pants in differ
ent shades, your choice,
69c, 89c, 99c, $1.48
Don't compart tblt sale with
' ethers that job read daily in
newspapers., Each and every
one is a great sale in itself.
It wUl pay you to investigate
and cob v) ace yoarre'.f that we
do jast at advertised.
Davenport's Small Profit Clothing House.
212 and 2i2 VV. Second St.
Wouldn't be of much use
for eating soup. Better
for making hay while the
sun shines. That's the
thing for you to do. See
our line 'of
Jewel Gasoline Stoves.
They are the perfection
of Gasoline Stoves. More
improvements than on all
the others combined. Save 25 per cent on gasoline over
any other stove. See our new Generator stoves. No
smoke, no smell, a blue fhme from the start. A fall line,
low pricei and absolute guarantee. Thai's our method
of doing business. Come and see us. ; - :
A FALSEHOOD TO BEGET WITH.
Allen. Mvers & Gjansmv
1S21 Second Avenue.
Opposite Harpejr House
A Deliberate Attain pt tm M
Arsjas' Coarse. Whleklu Preatptly D
proTed by the Board ome of the 8a
lim wit's I'tteraacM..
- If the most vicious characterisa
tion of the untamed Abyssinian' were
a candidate for exalted rank and
station of influence ia the comma
aitv ia opposition to the most culti
vated and best qualified, person that
coma oe imagiuea lor me position,
tbe union of this city wonld be
found upholding the savage every
time simply because The Argus
wouia be on tne otber side.
Tbis has been the record of the
morning paper through all time.
Without mind or method ef its own,
lacking the capability to judge be
tween right or wrong and without
tne power to discriminate between
progress and retrogression it has
contented itself with steadfastly sup
porting the opposite to Tnn Aaaus
ia all questions of public policy that
nave engaged public discussion. It
is because of its native Indolence, its
incapacity and consequently its
moral abandon that it has barked at
the rear wheels of the caravan of
It is not surprising, therefore, that
in view 01 tne way It has distin
guished itself In the past the Union
should be found at this time taking
np the battle for the present super.
iotendent of schools of Bock Island
and ia opposition to public sentiment
ana the teachers ol tbe Kock Island
schools. Tuc Akol'S is not uo pre
pared to nnd tbe Union arrayed in
opposition to it in a fight for good
school government, but it Is amazed
that it should not only so boldly
misrepresent the facts, but should
give utterance to a miserable and
barefaced prevarication in order to
strengthen it own position.. The
assertion br the Union that The
Aar.is has been prompted by per
sanal motives or prejudice iu its
criticism is false, no matter where it
originated or who is the author of
the cbsrge. J he assumption that
'this personal feeling was duo to
cnagrin at not securing the ap
pointment of a teacher for principal
of the High school who had had
neither training noa experience in
High school work, and whose appli
cation sir. Ament would not indorse
for this reason" is an unremitting.
unbiased falsohood and ia known to
be such both by the Union and its
Let tbe Board SpMk.
No better proof of the absolute fal
tity of tbe Union'sasscrtion could be
produced than the statements of the
members ol the board themselves,
and these were secured this morninz.
W hilt all the present directors were
in service at the time the teachers
were appointed, except Mr. Folsoni,
who has since been succeeded bv
Mrs. Norris, vet the statement of
"both Mr. Folsom and Mrs. Norris
are given in order that there may be
no misconstruction, and tbe inter
views with the members of the board
on the subject follows:
President F. K. Bobbin
Mr. Robbing, has The Altars dur
ing the time that you have been a
member of tbe board of education
either by suggestion or otherwise,
sought to influence you in behalf of
an applicant or candidate for a posi
tion as principal or teacher in the
Kock Island High school or other
No, sir, it has never approached
Has The Anors sought to influence
you either for or against anyone in
any way attached to tbe schools
Director C. II. Ktayon.
Dr. Kinyon. has Tna A Rous during
tne time mat you nave been a mem
ber of the board of education, either
by snggestion or otherwise, sought
to influence you in beball ol an appli
cant br candidate for a position as
principal or teacher in the Kock
Island High school or other build
Has The Abocsj ought to influence
you either for or- against any one ia
any way attached to the schools?
Director V. M. Slaeet.
Mr. Sinnet. has Thk Altars during
tbe time mat you nave been a mem
ber of the board of education either
by suggestion or otherwise, sought
to influence you in behalf of an ap
plicant or candidate for a position as
principal or teacher ia me Kock
Island llign school or other build
No, sir; net under any circum
' Has The Argcs sought to influence
yon either for or against any one in
anv way attached to the schools?
No, sir; emphatically, no, air
ire. Pa ml Hamlltaa.
Mrs. Hamilton, has The Argcs
during the time that you have been
a member of the board of education,
either by suggestion or otherwise,
sought to influence you in behalf of
an applicant or candidate for a posi
tion of principsl or teacher in the
Kock island 11' gh school or otner
! No, indeed, I have not been ap
proached directly or indirectly, per
tonally or otherwise by The Akgls or
anyone connected with it, or by any.
Has The Argcs sought to ioflu
enee you either fir or againef any
one . in anyway attacnea to tbe
No, sir; it has not.
H. D. FalBOBL.
Mr. Folsom, during the time that
you served as a member of
the , board ol eaucauoa did
Tea Aaaus either to suggest or
otherwise seek to influence you in
behalf of any applicant or candidate
for a no! tion as Brincioal or teach nr
la the Bock Island High school or
Has The Argcs sought to influence
you either for or against any one ia
any way attacnea to tne scnooisr
It has not.
Mas. W. A. Xorrt.
Mrs. Norris. has The Argcs dnrine
the time that you have been a mem
ber of tbe board ol eauoauon, either
bj snggestion, or otherwise sought to
influence you in behalf of an appli
cant or candidate for a, position as
principal or teacher in the Bock
Island High school or other build-
ln?? . . .... .
I was not on the ooara at tne time
teachers were engaged, and The
Argcs never spoke to me.
Has The Argus sought to influence
you either for or against any one in
any way attached to the schools.?
The argcs has never tauea with
me on that subject.
So much in refutation of this con
cocted yarn about The Argus hav
ing any personal leeiings toward Mr.
Ament as to the result of chagrin
over faUure to control the appoint
ment of teachers. Now as to the as
sertion of his having had to encoun.
ter the hostility of The Argcs from
the first. No one knows better that
this is not true than Mr. Ament him
self. The Arocs will not ask him to
say why, but it will defy him to deny
through tbe columns 01 the paper
which is devoted to him, that he was
not only accorded proper courtesy,
but that due consideration which he
sought at the hands of The Arocs
when he came to Kock island. Mr.
Ament . knows that is shown
every possible evidence of friendship
at tbe Outset, and he has been chal
lenged to show proof to the contrary.
Hit Own Acts Uondeata Illm.
It was not until he had displaved
hia manner of dealing with teach
ers, and had sprung his high
strung notions that Thb A nets
criticised him and then it was with
out malice. The Arocs has held
that he addressed iho teachers iu a
manner unbecoming a gentleman.
that his language was at times, until
Ihe argcs bogan to comment pon
it. unbecoming any man to use in
the presence of ladies, much less to
escape from the lips of one who was
expected to command their respect.
The Argcs has the evidence to
prove, and the names of teachers.
which are only withhold in deference
to their wishes, but they can be had
at any time the boaid wishes them for
its own investigation, (hat Mr. Ament
was rnde in his early dealings with
his corps of instructors and that the
feeling is so intense in eonsenuence
of hia conduct that a large percent
age ol tbe teachers can never be rec
onciled to him.
The Argcs can present the names
of citizens so whom he boasted that
Kock Island was not a big enough
town for him and that he was only
here temporarily, and yet he
ran up a gas bill of $26 in a house he
was paying $30 a month rent for, the
brat month he-was here, and expected
the landlord to pay it. How many
times he blew out the gas in that
time is of course not known. The
Argcs can give the names of wit
nesses to prove that he went about
ridiculing S. S. Kemble, tbe long
time superintendent of Kock Island
schools and bis immediate predeces
sor as a jay." The Argcs has
witnesses to prove that Mr. Ament
enlightened his teachers bv tellme
them that there were shop girls ia
Chicago better entitled to the salar
ies they were getting than they were,
But these are but a few of the evi
dences of the disposition of tbe su
perintend the board feels it is to tbe
interest of the schools to continue
another year and the Union savs
amen, of course.
That 6eemsto be the Council's
- Position Now.
HEW EHTESFSI8S LITTLE FAVORED.
Alaaraiaa Contsaa la Binl BMtlw That
BasbMW Does Wot XaoassttaM Aaotavr
Compaay Twaatr-laarta Stroat Btora
Drala tm bo Built.
- Bad things were done to the Twin-
City Ferry company's cause at a
secret confab of the aldermen and
mayor held last evening in the coun
cil chamber, when it was contended
by the majority of those present-that
business now did not demand in
creased accommodations in view cf
the Davenport & Rock Island com
pany having launched another boat.
bo it looks rather dubious for . the
success of the new enterprise which
has an application now pending be
fore the council which will ' ia all
probability decide its fate at Mondav
evening's semi-monthly session. The
aldermen discussed the question
quite thoroughly at the secret con
ference and tonally determined to
have a private meeting with officials
of the Davenport & Rock Island
terry oompany tomorrow evening,
when the levee improvement plans
will be laid before them to see what
they are willing to do in the premises.
To BaUd tno Storm Drala.
Before going into committee of the
whole the aldermen held an ad
journed meeting of the council and
disposed of the first move in the
Twenty-fourth street storm drain
question. An estimate of making
tbe improvement was submitted and
it is said it will cost no less man
$19,901.09, to be raised by special
City Attorney Haas was instructed
to immediately proceed in the county
court to have the assessment levy
TMdr Kelly Tletlai.
The condition of Mv iv
sumed a more sorinua nhi lJ.i
l ----- r j
auu uer coauces rjr recovery are
much less than cm tha nu
day. Tbe woman is an opium fiend
. i i . . . .
auu iuc pnytiiciaa says alter talcing I
laTiTO dose Of thin KMnm.B mv.v
so it is difficult at times to really
tell what her condition is. But she
is very low at present.
Edward Moore, the Cable gentle-
uiau, woo was arrested for what 1
knew about the cutting match, 1
havinir been in the Pwir annn
company few moments, before has
1... : v: l -
utcu iou a iiDeriy, the police oe
lieving him innocent of any implies
The weather is very suggestive of
light weight anderwear and hosiery.
We kindly ask you t coasnlt these
departments before even making up
juur mina as to your wants, we
may oe oi some assistance to you by
showing you the new ideas. The
prices are so very low now that you
can afford to buy high class goods.
They cost about the same as the low
grades did a short time ago.
Fine regnlar made and seamless
goods from 121 cents to 22 cents.
that are genuine surprises for cheap
ness and comfort.
Every variety of knit underwear
The 25-cent vest is about as good
as any one feally wants, still we have
the higher and cheaper grades also
- Hared & Vo Mirs
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Relatives to InrMtlrat the Cease of Hrt,
J. D. Shear or' Daath.
Foul play is suspected by Rock Is
land relatives in connection with the
death of Mrs. J. D. Shearer at
Omaha, which the authorities of that
city reported here was the result of
self destruction. The coroner at
Omaha has been communicated with
and asked to explain the matter more
thoroughly. If the request is. not
satisfactorily complied with relatives
intend going to Omaha and person
ally investiga'ing the matter, so they
Mrs. Shearer's remains arrived to-
day accompanied by her 12-year-old
son Berth, ia funeral occurred
this afternoon from the home of
deceased's mother, Mrs. Rosa Hotter,
with services by Rev. T. W. Grafton.
Interment was made at the German
Lutheran cemcterv, the pall berrers
being: John Ainsworth, John Mul-
cahy, Erhardt Fickenscher, H. Lid-
ders, (jeorge biemon and lien Kinck.
Relatives refuse to discuss the
cause of Mrs. Shearer's death, but
the certificate simply gives strangu
lation as the cause.
Whether .oa pleasure bent, or busi
ness, take on every trip a bottle of
byrup of tigs, as it acts most pleas
antly and effectually on the kidneys,
liver and bowels, preventing fevers.
headaches, and otber forms of sick
ness. For sale in 50 cent and $1 bot
tles by all leading druggists. Man
ufactured by the California Fig
Syrup company only.
Notice to the Pablle.
Notice is hereby given that I have
purchased J. D. Means lease of the
Bastian farm. Said farm will be
open for visitors Saturdays and Sun
days till further notice. An admis
sion of ten cents will be charged. All
persons are warned not to trespass
on said premises under the fun pen
alty of the law. This farm is private
property and not a publio park or
burying ground. 11. s. Meyers.
For a Nice
Glance at the follow
ing if you wish a
IN VEGETABLES WE HAVE:
New Peas, Tomatoes, Let
tuce, Parsley, Radishes,
New Onions, 'Spinach. Cu-
- cumbers. New Beets, Soup
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Fancy Oranges, Strawberries.
Nothing but the best is
bandied and patrons can
rest assured that they are
getting the finest the mar
ket affords. Get your order
Geo. A. HcDoiialdt
2304 Fifth Ave. Fhoat 1196.
Free 'Bus to Store.
WE AXE SHOWING THIS WEK
Fancy Chairs and Rockers
At PRICKS and ia DESIGN'S to please you. It will
repay yon to compare our new line at ,
And consider prices, which are from 10 to 15 per
cent lower than last SEASON.
A. J. SMITH & SON
123-125 W. Third St., DAVENPORT.
The f rre bpa that ran direct to oar store
DceU the ferry every trip. Uet ia and tide.
Are usually up to date, but once in a while one gets
so far behind it catches on again. One bill board not
long ago gravely announced that "Kate Claxton
would appear at the Harper Sept. 10." Of course it
had been there for years, but it was quite eomical to
hear a young man agree to take his b. g. to see the
time-tried and tire-tested" little heroine of "Two
Orphans" fame, as be winked tbe other eye. There's
the same difference "between dates" on .bill boards
as there is in our 1896 suits
Some other fellows 18S6 suits. Ours were mada In
1896 made for us. bought by us and will be sold by
lis in 1896. We'll sell you a 'good honest cassimer.
suit for 14.80. We'll give you a butter one for 16.60
and one worth twice as much as a five fifty) salt for
$10. The suits' we sell at 6.60. 8 and 19.99 art made
of nobby all wool cassimeres, and the saving in eold
cash will help you pay your
During the coming warm weather. We're going to
make a SUIT WEEK of it this week make an effort
to get every man we ran to come and take a look at
what we're doing in onr efforts to get you ready for
next week. We're going to sell (if we can.) Looking
may tempt you.
Sommers & LaVelle
4 1804 Second Avenue.
A POINTER m SHOES.
I can buy Shoea for a
J 1 dollar which would be
i dear at 60c; others for S
I which would be cheap at 4.
You will lock in vain for the
former hero you are cer
tain of finding the latter
and plenty of other bargains
of the same proportions.
THE WAY TO BUY SHOES
is to sea Shoes and the
place to see Shoes is right
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 1713 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
What you want
To have done when the spring days come is
to have that time piece cleaned. When you
are ready bring it to our store. We will put
it in first class order, charge you only a rea
sonable price, and guarantee satisfaction.
Our line of Jewelry, Clocks, Watches and
Silver Novelties i complete, and prices are
moderate. Reliability is the one word we
keep in mind.