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TAB ABQUB. MONDAY, APK1I, 20. 189a
YOU SEE;""" .
These days about suits being made to
order from $10 up. Simon & Mosen
felder for the past seasons have had sev
eral of the best of these
who make these cheap clothes "to or
der," and we have them still. But do
not for a minute think that you are going
' to get anything better than our own make
of goods; not much. These wholesale
tailors want something for their labor so
does the agent and the result is that
you pay SI S for a suit to order (and no
better fit nor workmanship) for what we
charge you $10. Rut some people are
always ready to pay for experience.
Yours for Ready-Made or
Simon & Mosenfelder.
One Trice Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner.
Branch U. S. Clothing Co., Monnfouth, 111.
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES, BRIC-A-BRAC.
AM) THE MANY HANI S1 )M K A KTICLES IN
OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
JOB H. MUIKW.
! . PAniDoxor
. HLPS3 EAK3SS8, CALSCEIKEB3, eto.
BHC?, 119 SovratMath Bt, BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove.
you individual burners at same price). And will give you
as pf r cent more heat with 25 per cent less gasoline than
any other stove. This is an item worth saving.
pbicb oistxts: sn.00.
(W ITU OCT OVKV.)
Allen. Mirers & Company
I Si I Second Avenue.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on the market.
Look at this stove at
(Without Oven )
1SXJ5 on top and 27 inches
h'Kh. It has the celebrated
JEWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealers offer
BARGAIN OF 1806.
Opposite Harper House
AGAINST MR. AMENT
Expression of Fifty Rock Island
P1ESTDEIT BOBBIES' BEBP0ID8.
Batolutloaa Adapted Wbleh rally fcoaataa-
Uata All That Urns Baaa hM af tha M
pcrlntmdrat'a Waya SoiMthtoic far tha
Hoard ta Tfclak Abawt.
Fifty of Bock Island's public
school teachers met Saturday even
ing to give expresaion to their feel,
ings on. the reappointment of Snpt.
J. E. Ament, while half a dozen
more -who were detained from being
present sent greetings, and a desire
to indorse whatever might be done
looking to the formal substantiation
of the charges that may have been
made relative to the superintendent's
conduct and methods. The meetinsr
resulted in the adoption of resolu
tion, which were today given out
to the press in the appended letter
received by Tint Argus from Presi
dent F. E. Kobbins, of the board of
Rock Island. April 20. Editor of
The Aug i s: Will von please give
space in your paper to the following
and oblige one who has nothing but
the good of our public sohools at
Sometime in January or Febru
ary some of the members of our
school board made a school house to
school house investigation of the re
ported dissatisfaction of our teachers
as to their reat or imaginary griev
ance as to the repo.Ud treatment
our teachers had and were receiving
from oar superintendent of schools.
Alter tbis investigation was made
one of our members informed our
board that there was no grievance
except with a very few. in fact so
small a percentage that it did net
seem best to at that time take any
particular notice or it. W hile I bad
personally tried to keep away from
contact with nur teachers on this
question, still the rumors have come
to me with such force that I could
and can no longer ijioro or overlook
this question. I assure the patrons
of our schools and the citizens of
Kock Island, that it is with a deep
sense of regret that I bring this to
tneir notice, uar present superin
tendent came among us last fall and
we eacn extended the right band
oi leiiowsmp to him and we were
wining and anxious to do whatever
we could tp make his work with onr
schools and ourselves a success.
But it seems that his first meeting
with our teachers was so unusual
and unexpected to what they antici
pated that it was like drawing a saw
through the brain. I tried to at
tend that Orst meeting between our
tetchers and the superintendent, but
did not arrive until just the end. I
must sav that when I did arrive I
was somewhat nonplussed at some ef
tne remarks 1 heard, but at the time
did not think of any trouble. After
this, as our business relations pro
gressed with our superintendent, I
bgan to study the question as to
whether we had made a mistake or
not. As our business relation) pro
gressed I became convinced that our
superintendent was not my ideal at
all. on either tchool management or
nnancial questions pertaining to our
schools. Our secretary and myself
have been put to considerable annoy
ance at tne end oi eacn school month
on account of not knowing whether
all the teachers were in their schools
the whole month or not. We have
made mistakes io making out the
pay orders from this cause, and have
bad to rectify mistakes at a later
date. Oar superintendent was ap
prised of this and promised to look
after tbis matter in the future.
bnt has not up to the present time
attended, to it. Mrs. Hamilton bas on
several occasions taken it upon her-
sen ro Kindiv una out and let us
know of the cases of absence of Onr
teachers so we conld make the pay
orders correct. This is only
one oi many - instances oi a
lack of our superintendent's
amy. flow . after reciting all
this. I have taken it npon myself.
being of the minority bf our board
on the question of saparintondftnt, to
find out for myself if there was a real
grievance among onr teachers and
to what an extent.
With this object in view, npon in
vitation, I attended a meeting held
by oar teachers Saturday evening
last and found ol) or our teachers a
sembled to make protest against the
assertion that there was no enev
ance. With this protestjfresh in my
mind, coming from onr teachers and
believing that our teachers as
whole will compare favovably with
any town of our size, I cannot but
again record myself against the re
taining of our superintendent. Our
schools are too broad to eome to the
level of any one man.no matter if that
man should be as great in theory and
intellect as (ioliah was in stature. At
the meeting of teachers Saturday
evening last, there was a set of
resolutions adopted, clare at a time.
after full discussion, ao there can be
no mistake from sow on about a
teachers' grievance at the treatment
they have received from- our super
intendent. These resolutions were afterwards
presented to the president of our
school board with no reference as to
what should be done with them. Af
ter earnestly thinking the matter
over I believe these resolutions be
long to the citizens of Rock Island,
and for this reason I hearby tender
same to you for publication. I am
sir, respeciinuy. r. ucariKB.
Then follow the resolutions, which
We. - Fifty teachers of the
public schools of - the city, of
Kock island, in meeting as
sembled for the . purpose of dis
cussing the matter of the attempted
re-election of James E. Ament as
superintendent of the said schools,
do adopt the following resolutions as
expressive of our opinion:
First. Be it resolved. That, we as
a body of teachers have not received
from Mr. Ament the assistance, di
rection and encouragement which we
might reasonably ex pent from one
who has been our superior for these
feecond. That Mr. Ament's man
ner and treatment of us as a body of
teachers have been such as to make
onr relations with him formal, re
pressive and embarrassing in the ex
treme, -and that our-rclations with
him never can be of that free, frank
and cordial nature which should and
must characterize those of co-work
ers in educational work, if results
are to be attained..
Third. . We unhesitatingly say
with a firm conviction that we know
whereof we speak, that no man can
advance, promote and build up a
great public institution, such as the
public Q;hools of this city, who does
not have and does not deserve the
on tire respect and complete confi
dence of those in sumrdinnte posi
tions who work with him, and we
positively eay that Mr. Ament does
not have the entire respect or the
oonCJence of his assistants.
Fourth. We believe that the wel.
fare and Interests of the public
schools of the city are incomparably
superior to those of any individual,
and that when circumstances present
an issue in which such interests are
arrayed. It is the dnty of every lover
of the public schools, and especially
is'it the duty of every teacher, to
raise bis voice in earnest protest that
the public schools shall not be sacri
fisefl to individual ambition and wel
fare. Fifth. We. as a bod v of teachers.
having in addition to the general in
terests which every intelligent per
son has in the welfare of the schools.
a special interest growing ont of our
personal relations with this institu
tion, do unqualifiedly say that the
intt rests oi the public schools of this
city will be promoted by a change in
tuo su perm tendency.
Sixth. That a copy of these reso
lutions ba sent to the president of
the board of education of this city.
Seventh. That we as tetchers ex
press onr thanks to Messrs. Robbins
and Sinnet for the firm stand they
have taken in the interest of our
schools in their opposition to the re
tention of Mr. Ament as superinten
Substantiation of All Charge.
The resolutions are so conclusive
in their substantiation of all the
charges which have been made
against Supt. Ament that to further
reoite his methods seems unneces
sary. Tub Annus the day after his
reappointment spoke of the number
of teachers opposed to Mr. Ament,
and .in the same connection stated
that every assertion that it had made
concerning him would be proved.
notwithstanding that the statement
had been made before to the board
that the allegations made concerning
the superintendent had been investi
gated and found either misrepresen
tations: or direct falsehoods.
BAYrlfeN STEALS A BIKE.
Chicago Jain Bold to tha Urand Jary on
a unnrg-a oi larceny.
Police court affairs were rather in
active for Mondnv tgnec.iallv was
the list of gentlemen with large era-
mums conspicuous ur tueir absence.
But there were a few others.
A man claiming Chicago ai his
home and John Bayhen his name, was
bound over to the circuit court for
larceny. BayhA stole C. K. Wal
ker's bike S&tUrdftT oftamnnn (mm
under the stairway of the Bengston
block. He was arrested a'few hours
afterward at Auers' saloon on Twenty-fourth
street by Offlcer Schanb.
Bayhen Is jut over from Scotland.
He made a strong plea for liberty,
claiming. that he stole the bike while
intoxicated and without realizing the
Wiliard Bowen was bound ever to
the grand jury under the charge of
larceny in the police court by Magis
trate Schrocdnr. Bjwen is "the man
attested in Illinois City a few days
since with a road cart belonging to
O. L. Bruner. of Tavlor Itirf
buffalo robe belonging to Fred Gar-
neti, oi fcoginrion, in his possession
Bowen was taken beta .Tn.tir
Sherwood in Edgington and fined for
misdemeanor but that didn't go,
as the offense Was a criminal one. So
he was taken to Rock Island and
fixed up for a tussle with the grand
Whether on pleasure bent, or busi
ncss, take on every trip a bottle of
Syrup of Figs, as it acts molt pleas-
au.iy ami eneciuaiiy on the kidneys
liver and bowels.
headaches, and other forms of sick
ness, tor sale in 50 cent and tl bot
ties by all leading drumrists. Man
Ufactured by the California Fir
Syrup company only.
Tomorrow iTllPsrfuvk mnmintr at 1
o'clock at the store of the Hawkeye
isistuung company, 207-209 Twen
tieth street, I will sell to the highest
bidder the entira iiv r wIim
whiskies. - brandies and office and
store fixtoses of that company to
SStisfr Claims. Auction will lw7in
promptly at the honr stated.
i. v. rckUART, constable.
ITXWILL BE BELD.
Second - Inquest Over Fred
00E05EB haves gbajts it.
To ha Caamota4 rwmlri rrtany Af-
teraaoa at 9 OVack-Pramlaa af Iaj.
portaat Taattaaiay Before the' Haw
Robert Kuschmann made formal
demand of .Coroner Hawes this morn
ing for a second inquest over the re
mains oi nts nephew, t red Kuscn
mann, whose death at the hands of
Henry Bast! an was at the time of the
first inquest attributed to accident.
The purpose in repeating the inquest
is to enoii such testimony as wui re
sult in a verdict in accordance with
the facts, and possibly to throw more
light than the public is now in pos
session or, on the methods oi iienry
oastian. Coroner Hawes consulted
with Deputy Coroner Eckhart, who
agreed to produce the desired wit
nesses at the -time indicated, and
Carrie Bastian, of Gtneseo, and Mrs.
Henry F. Bastian will be summoned
Hare Inquiry of Mlatlng Mao. -
Attracted by the many atrocities
of the Bastian Black Hawk farm C.
J. Ingwersen writes Tub Argus
from Wyoming, Iowa, with reference
to a friend named - Andrew Hansen,
whom he has not heard from fox
eight years. Hansen was last heard
Irom by ingwersen in Dixon, ill.
AFTER THE NEW ROAD.
Moamonth Seeka a Station . oa tho Una
From nt. Louta to Thki City.
Monmouth wants the St. Louis
Peoria & Chicago railroad. The Re
view says: "For several weeks
Mayor Lahann and other leading cit4
izens have been watching develop
ments in connection with the pro
posed road, and finally made up
their minds that it was going to be
bunt, and that it would oe a desira
ble road for Monmouth. Communi
cation was had with the officers of
the road, and a week ago a commit
tee consisting of Messrs. Lahann,
II. H. Pattee and William Uanna
met them at St. Louis. The
officers said that the road would
be built from St. Louis to Rock
Island: that the route was definitely
located as far north as Macomb; but
that this side of that place np sur
veys bad yet been made. jhey
promised to consider Monmouth as
an objective point on the litre, and
that they would be bere in the course
of a couple of weeks to look over the
city, and inquire into the feasibility
of 'the route. The committee re
ported to a called meeting of busi
ness men at Liederkrana hall last
evening. Mayor Lahann presided
and reported the action of the com
mittee. Messrs. Pattee and Hanna
also spoke; also Prof. T. S. MoClana-
han, who, in company with Mr. Uan
na, bad driven over a route from bere
to Aledo this week and had found it
a feasible one. The sentiment of the
meeting was strongly in favor of get
ting the road here if possible, and
the committee which had conferred
with the officials was appointed to
meet them when they come and show
The St. Louis, Peoria & Chicago
railroad is to run from St. Louis to
Rock Island, as has been said. It is
to come up through Calhoun county.
which now has no railroad, through
Pike, Brown. Schuyler and McUoa
ough counties, touching a territory
Which now bas few railroads. It
will traverse excellent coal regions
in McDonough and Schnyler coun
ties, and also in Mercer. Work is to
commence very ' soon, probably
within the next week."
Showers this afternoon and to
night; fair Tuesday; cooler tonight
and Tuesday. Variable windn. shift.
Ing to northerly. Today's tempera
tore, w. t. j. WAi-z. uoeerver.
KEEP YOUR EYE
On this space and you
can always find some
thing that will add to
yonr dinner list. The
warm spring days makes
one long for something
in green stuffs.
Home Grown Asparagus.
In addition we make a
specialty of Fancy Gro
ceries and any seasona
ble goods can be ordered
from us with the assur
ance that they will be of
the best obtainable.
Prompt and reliable de
Strawberries, Oranges, Bananas
Geo. A. McDonald,
2301 Fifth At. Phone im.
M cCAB E'S
Capes and Wraps.
Onr new capos and wraps received last
week were welcomed with a decided ova
tion. Last Friday and Saturday showed
wonderfully lively selling in this depart
ment. With the new additional Roods UuC
arrived today we shall be prepared for the
largest week's business this season.
Motfr Proof Bags.
Time to pack away your woolens and
I nrs. and to be real sure, svttis, SURE, that
the mollis won't get at them nse moth tats.
We have tluMn m twn t w. .
guaranteed moth proof. '
- An Embarrassed maker of nmhrpii.s Hi.
vided his stuck among six cash buyers; we
get one sixtn, tne prices speak fur tliem
selves. Good nmbn-IIas as low rs 37c each;
with Dresden ball handle
5Sc. These prices tell a tale of dNtresj in
the factory that wouldn't look well in print.
Uuihrellns at 47e and 50c that you l.ave paid
double for. Keal silk gloria umbrellas for
sun or rairt at t7c; you will wonder why
they are not S1.50. We will siinj!y sty it
is impossible to particularize, but if you will
call we slmlt take pleasure m showi'm a lot
of over 1500 umbrellas at lower places tliau
ever before quoted in this region.
Why should We say anything about ilill
linery? We have been completely swamped,
but with additional belt this week we shall
care for ever one promptly. We will sim
ply war we afe showing the prettiest, most
sy"Vih millinery In the west and at Uie most
. ' v- . ihii mc lilt, u
handsome parasols we have ever shown.
11111 nml f-.tW.ir tllA..lr.a nisi.. n.l.;.n r
- .... iv j wim.lU ' I n 1 1 1 nmw 411 M . iiiu-
cies, Dresden Egnres and stripes with the
ihiiic aim ucinoi nil Ul UUUUieS HUU
Stifle VOI1 llrlVM AWT Wnn HI wmw and
children's parasols in prinU-d warm and
Dresden patterns in styles without limit;
M'nrv lirim. nri ntintu in not. 1. ...-.I tf.an ......
can find elsewhere.
than the suit your tailor asks
I then the tailor's, and you'll come
1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - - - - 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
N THE NECK
Is where you feel it most when yonr collars are sent .
borne from the lanndry with a "raw edge." When
this happens to you, say to yourself: "I'm tired of
this! Beliere I'll .make a change. I'll Cry another
paace.n Ton will like the way we "do npn yior
collars and caffs and shirts! Retained to yon
clean and white. We are-careful of yoar linen
handle it gently'1 use machinery that won't
tear" it. Let yonr bundle come we're always
rcady-our wagons will call. It will be returned
to you the dej promised, tob! Drop a postaL
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Bauersfeld & Sexton. Telephone iot.
West Seventeenth street. .
Very Special 49c
Black Dress floods Sale 19c, 49c, 49c, 4fe-
At this price we shall place on sale tbe
following collection of line foreign dreea,
fabrics at a price which in many eases rep-
resents only half the actual cost of prodae
tiou. 10 pieces plain black and rieh figured
Sicilians, very wide, very heavy and very
lustrous; they are positively cheap at SI a
yard, for only
46-inch black French crepon, actual worth
1 a yard, at 49c
40 inch double warp black Henriettas,
genuine liemian goods, always worth 61 a
yard, at 4'ic
So-inch French set-Re, an elexant weight
and finish, regularly t9o a yard, at 40c (All
colors as well as black.)
figured solielK, worth SSc, at 49c
New black cords and reps in scrolls and
floral tisures. eleeant values at ?Sc for 40c
You can well afford to buy a dress now
and make it up later in the season at
No mistake about the price either 40c
Of dress goodall this week will have the
privilege of buybie enough bert cambric
for the kkirt Uniug at lc a yard, or an extra
iiiality of full yard wide rustle lining at He
a yard, with enough good fibre lining also at
The trade on lilies' shirt waists the past
few warm days even asumihed us, leaped
past our highest hopes. New ones are kept
comim; and better bargains all the time 5
droen lawn, ercale and dimity shirt waists
with lar Bishop sleevfe. link cuffs, valnea
np to $1.M5. at Wc and 7&c lresd and
J'ersinn patterns, stries and cliecks collars
attached or detached, at SI, S1.35, 81.33,
SI. 45, 81..V). Sl.rtS and up to SAM). We
show a larger ami more select assortment of
exclusive styles in ladies' shirt waists than
ever before Early, choosers will see ad
vantages. Ready Suit
IS THE HANDY THREE-BUT-
1 ' ton Sack. It Is absolutely
QgslMitial that every gentleman
should at least have one of
these srKts. They are made
tbis year in
Scotch Woolen Stuffs. I
The Stein Block company.
who make these clothes, put
tbeir best merchant tailor
bands to work on them. They
Are Equal If Not Better
(10 more than we do. See ours.
VOU can buy Shoes for a
1 dollar which would be
dear at 60c; others for 99
which would be cheap at ft.
You wilt look in vain for the
former here you are cer
tain of finding Ibo latter
and plenty of other bargains
of Hie same proportions.
THE WAY TO BUY SHOES
is to see Shoes and the
place to see Shoes-is right