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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 4, 1896,
yov SEE" ,
These days about suits being made to
order .from $10 up. Simon & Mosen
f cider 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 thinly 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
bitter fit nor workmanship) for what we
charge you $10. But some people are
always ready to pay for experience.
Yours for Ready-Made or
One Price Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner.
Crunch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth. 111.
r.KAii nviri. imported vases, pric-a-brac.
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
on: rtocil we can suit everyone's
II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
job a. rAUDO.
FARXDONT & SOW
Painters and Decorators
rUfia HAKQS23, CALS0XXKX33. tie.
EI3P. 419 Cwotontb St, S0C2 ISLASSV,
The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove.
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1 -f 1 i
you indi v i dual burners at same pt ice) . And will give you
15 prr cent more heat with 25 per cent les gasoline than
any other stove. 1 his is an item worth saving.
PRICE ONLY $11.00
Allen, Mvers & Company
if 21 weeuad Avenue.
easy to select from
larue assortment of
hmkt a. rAsnxMr
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on the market.
Look at this stove at
(Without Oven )
18x25 on top and 27 inches
high. It has the celebrated
JEWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealers offer
BARGAIN OF 1896.
Opposite Harper House
CRISIS HAS COME.
Board of Education Censures
LIBEL0U3 GHA&QE3 AGAUST HDL
Rldlealoos u DUcraaafal Actios Twf
Blub Bataray KtmIii'i Kaettac
Walea Brian taa aaparlateadaacy Qaaa
tloa rartaa B-rua a Sattlamaat.
Resolutions censuring in most pro
nounced terms the action of Presi
dent F. E. Robbins in connection
with the present controversy over
the retentive of the superentendent
were adopted at Saturday evening's
meeting of the board of education.
This aetion wound - up the resf ion
called for the purpose of hearing the
charges from the teachers against
Sept. J. E. Anient.
lint the teachers righteously ap
peared not. Their course was ably
represented by E. D. Sweeney, who
in plain language explained to the
directors that they were assuming a
great deal when they even as much
as expected that the teachers were
going to appear before them and pre
sent their many charges which are
held against the present superintend
ent. Mr. Sweeney said the teachers
had expressed themselves In the res
olutions recently adopted at their
meeting, which embodied the verdict
of over fifty teachers after one year's
trial as sucoratnates to Mr. Ament.
He said it simply sifted down to
whether the supe'rintendent or the
teachers were going to be sustained.
Ana let me say." continued Mr.
Sweeney, "when a condemnation
goes out into a community from 61
teachers who say Mr. Anient is not
the proper person for superinten
dent now will the board say that
he is a fit ninn for the place.
He stands before the community con
demned by the class of people who
now wnereoi tncy speak, so now
either theso 61 teachers or Mr.
Ament must go. And allow me to
say to the board that if it fails to
treat the teachers properly they wili
appeal to a higher authority the
Kxprenton of the Teachers.
Mr. Sweeney then read this Intro.
dnction to the resolutions, which
were signed by 81 teachers:
w e, as a body of teachers, whose
names are appended to the resolu
tions attached hereto, would respect
fully submit to your honorable body
these resolutions as containing our
indictment or our present superin
tendent, James E. Ament. We do
not understand that there is any
thing mandatory in the action of the
board, providing for the investiga
tion, that will require us to appear
personally before you to testify in
detail to the many acts, omissions.
and derelictions whoso cumulative
force is crystalized in the general
charges in these resolutions. These
resolutions were not adopted by us
in a moment of passion, prejudice,
or excitement. They are the delib
erate expression of our opinion of
air. Ament ana ms work. We,
therefore, submit them to you for
such consideration as you, in your
opinion, may deem them worthy."
men loiiuwea the resolution.
heretofore published, which set forh
lout Mr. Anient has cot given the
teachers the encouragement, sup
port and cooperation expected of one
in his position and that a change in
the supcrintendency would be for the
best iatcrest of the schools. Mr.
Sweeney, who taught school in the
early days, having been the first
teacher appointed in Uncle Island
under the new law in 1857, then ex
plained to the board the position of
the t acher. giving the assurance
that that they would be sustained
both by public tcntiment and law.
Teaoher Oppoaad to lutat.
The list of tho teaehers whose
names were appended to the resolu
V. N. Halsey.
Doroihv s. liurham,
M. J. WiLwn.
Murv I I'litfr.
Kiella M. VamlruS,
Anna T. Uniinlev.
Ki:ii'lie II . De Santo.
r. U Eastman.
Josephine V: Williams.
on j. mnp.
Anna N. Johnsou,
I M. Copp.
Kratr.a K. rhnrehUI.
Auitti;.: He:i;enstoll, Uamlclinc Kcquu,
ivutia iMieu Mum?,
Marirsret licpine. Mary K. Kutrikin.
tiamri iv tJ.t;:)iLrNon..iiina M. Aiidcpora,
Sara . Hillier.
Lucy H. Coyne,
Stt 11a JnlnMh.
Kmllv i- reciaan,
Mina (i. lwen.
1. V. Lnmlv.
Jr-ie H. Kriok.
Annie K irkpat rick.
Klijubeth U. Stelok,
Mary S. iJewev.
X ranees i.rtwata.
Natulie K. Thompson,
Hride M. Kifan,
Jennie L. Wilcox,
."lara M. I-etev.
M. J-i!iine Holland. L C. Dougherty,
i. K. nauei.
Dr. Kinyon attempted to interrupt
Mr. Sweeney a couple of times, but
rrefcitfent Kobbins told the spokesman
to continue. And the doctor finally
puueu in bis horns.
The resolutions from the teachers
were not even considered; so the
president ordered that they be filed
away, mere were no comments.
At this juncture Mrs. Hamilton
asked Mr. Marshall, secretary of the
bsad. to explain what right he baa
in taking such an active part in the
present controversy and in opposi
tion to the majority of the board.
of which he was a servant. Mr. Mar
shall in a very neat manner told Mrs.
Hamilton that be was a aitizen. a
tax payer, a friend of the teachers,
and that he would do all in kit power
to assist and advise them, which he
bad been doing when solicited, and
would continue to do; and be further
rave Mrs. Hamilton to understand
that the holding of the position of
ciert or toe board of education would
not muzzle him from speaking and
acting his mind. And then there
Bolatl sot Caasora.
Then Dr. Kiavon read the follow
ing resolutions which were adopted
by tbe votes 01 Aiesaames Hamilton
Norris and Dr. Kinyon; Mr. Sinnet
Whereas, lbe president of this
board, F. E. Robbins, is not willing
that a majority of tbe board should
rule, as is shown by various actions
such as the refusal to put a motion
properly made and seconded: the re
fusal to attend meetings; the at
tempt to stir up strife in the com
munity regardless of the welfare of
the schools; the advising of teachers
not to attend meetings to which they
are called by the board in its official
capacity; promising a certain princi
pal retention 'next year at an in
creased salary; carrying communica
tions directed to the board beyond
tne period 01 its regular meeting.
and not presenting the same till
forced to do so, his acknowledged
object bing to retain the same that
be might introduce mem at a time
when he hopsd unduly to influence
the board thereby; tbreatenlog in
open session the members of the
board to tbe eneat mat. 11 they did
not vote with him . regarding the
superintendent, ho would see that
members should be elected in June
who would bo with him, stating that ;
tbe plans of the election were already
laid, even to the settling of who
should be the candidates, and that
he knew they would be elect d; giv
ing to the press the teachers1 reso
lutions, banded him as the presi
dent of this board, when good faith
and duty demand that he offer them
hrst for the consideration of the
Whereas, He has, in our pres
ence, refused t examine matter pre
gented to him by tbe superintendent
for tbe purpose of refuting un
founded charged, and has acknowl
edged before this board that he is
prejudiced against the superintend
ent and that nothing that could be
done or said in behalf of tbe said
superintendent would change his
W hereas, lie bas allowed his anger
so far to get the mastery of him that
he has drawn a weapon on a mem
ber of the board when at session.
and was prevented from striking
only by interference.
W hereas. Our meetings have been
peaceful, digni&ett aud houorable;
except when disgraced by his dispo
sition 10 aupnte.
vt hereas, lie bas, by his actions,
tended to destroy discipline in our
school system and undermine tbe
necessary authority of the board,
thereby encouraging, aiding, and
abetting insubordination among the
Kesolved. That this board is jus
tified in passing a resolution of cen
sure against its president.
Kesuired, Xbat this resolution, to
gether with the reasons therefor, be
engrossed upon the records of this
board, and . copies of the same be
given to the press of this city that
ne public may know the facts.
Inaaltlnc, Vlclom and Llbelon.
Had President Robbins declined to
entertain the motion to adopt reso
lutions ni such a character, hnd had
he inertly admonished the board to
pursue a course in accordance with
the proper formality if it fult dis
posed to attempt to impeach him, he
would have met with public appro
bation. The resolutions were in
tended to be just as they are, a mis
erable insult to the president, de
signed to smirch his character. They
are as libelous as they are vicious,
and it is a disgrace that they should
have been adopted, much less spread
upon the records of the board. It is
very probable that tho president has
a remedy at law for such proceedings,
if he cares to avail himself of it.
Mr. Kobblna Makes Reply.
President Robbins this afternoon
gave to The Argus a communication
bearing on the resolutions of the
teachers, but the document is too
lengthy to admit of publication in
full in today's issue. Mr. Robbins
takes up the charges one by one.
To the first that he is not willing to
let the majority rule or present mo
tions properly bo asserts that he has
always been governed by questions
of right and parliamentary practice,
and if he was at any tiaiewrong.it
was their r:ght to appeal from his
decision and force a Tote, which was
never done. As to his refusal to
attend meetings of the board, he
states that he has attended all legal
meetings, but he did not consider
the recently held snap meeting, for
which notification was given by Supt.
Ament, as lawfully or honorably
called. On the question of attempt
ing to stir up strife in the com
munity, he Is willing that the
public should judge as to' where the
responsibility for the present unfor
tunate situation rests. As to his ad
vising teachers not to attend the
meetings called by the board to in
vestigate the charges made against
the superintendent, Mr. Robbins
states he pleads guilty to the
charge. Tbe meeting for this action
he deemed illegal, and aside from
this he saw the superintendent's
haad in the action, and b believed
then as now the purpoec to be to
subject the teacbers to the indignity
of across examination at the super
intendent's band and without oppor
tunity for preparation. It was on
fair and unjust, and Mr. Robbins ad
vised the teachers not to at
tend and would do so again.
Oa tbe " charge of promising
a principal retention at an increased
salary Mr. Robbins frankly admits
that be did, and explains that Mr.
Halsey, the principal of tbe High
(ContiiffiVB. on Seventh pa(e j
WED ON THE QUIET.
Two Prominent Young People
Surprise Their Friends.
KB ADD MRS. B. H. WIL80S 10 W.
Miss Lacy Hay Baker tke BrMe te the
Happy Kveat Which la Celebrated la
Deeenpert aad Wluiini Booed .
aeerecy Bat Seme Oae Drops a Word.
Friends of Burtos H. Wilson and
Miss Lucy May Baker will be some
what surprised to learn that they
were the principals in a marriage
celebrated one day last week. It
was all on the qaict. And it was
agreed by all witnessing the happy
event that it be held a secret until
such time as the bride and groom
saw fit to make the announcement.
But some one dropped a word too
many. Mr. Wilson is superinten
dent of MeCabe Bros1, crockery de
partment and resides at 44 Twenty
third street. Mrs, Wilson is the
handsome daughter of Mrs. Louise
F. Baker, of Sixth avenue. For the
past few years she has been con
nected with the Rock Island Baggy
company's oflloe as stenographer.
jsotn sne and Mr. Wilson are active
workers in the Young People's socie
ty of the First Baptist church. They
were thrown in each other's com
pany considerably. Hence the at
tachment. But no one even the
relatives of Miss Baker or Mr. Wilson
believed it meant a wedding.
Fool P areata aad friends.
But it did. And there was a wed-
dlnd at the First Baptist church par
sonage tn uavenportlastrriday even
ing, which parents and friends of
the happy couple are just becoming
aware of. The affair was arranged
quietly and in such a manner as not
to allow food for the least suspicion.
Friday night Mr. W ilson and Miss
Baker accompanied several mem
bers of the Baptist Young peo
ple's union to Davenport to at
tend services at the First BapUst
church. After the service Miss
Baker and Mr. Wilson repaired to
the parsonage, where Rev. E. H.
Lovett pronounced them man and
wife in the presence of a gentleman
All agreed to keep tho affair a
secret. Mrs. Wilson returned to her
home. So did Mr. Wilson. The
bride returned to her duties at the
Rock Island Bugy company next
morning; no one was the wiser. But
the could keep the news no longer
from her mother and Saturday night
she broke the secret.
"It was our intention to keep it
quiet for a few days," said Mr. Wil
son this morning, "but since it's out,
why its all right." Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson will reside with the bride's
mother. Both are well known and
popular young people whose hot of
acquaintances will wish them joy in
their new life.
The Pittsburg is dne here from the
Boats np were the Jo Long, Denk
mann and J. K. Kendall, while the
Verne Swain was in and out.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge this morning was 10.35
and rising; the temperature 75.
The river is gradually swelling,
and some fcard are entertained as to
whether the bulk head at Moline will
stand much more pressure.
Needs assistance it may be best to
render it promptly, but one should
remember to ue even the most per
fect remedies only when needed. The
best and most simple and gentle rem
edy is the Syrnp of Figs, manufac
tured by the California Fig Syrup
Appetite, lot ambition, lost inter
eat in affairs can be recovered
eovered by taking that splendid med
icine, Foley's Sarsaparilla. Trial
size, 50 cents. For sale at M. F.
Bahnscn's drug store.
They are Twins.
Purity and quality are
what you want in gro
ceries. NoDe but whole
some foods will be found
in our store.
YOUR SUNDAY DINNER
Can be ordered here and
you may feel assured of
getting everything of
the best. A full line of
fresh vegetables in ad
dition to our regular
HIGH GRADE GROCERIES
Strawberries and other
fruits, and in fact every
thing that goes to make
np a good bill of fare.
Try ns and see if we can
2S04 Fifth An. Pdom 1196.
Capes and Wraps.
We desire to call special attention to
the finest line of rapes and wraps for
spring wear to be found in this vicinity.
You know our lowest of low prices al
ways prevail, but this season we feel
we have outdone even our former skill
in the matter of low figures, as yon will
see when looking through and pricing
the goods. Looking and buying are -nonomous
terms in our Cloak depart
ment this spring.
Coats and Jackets.
Here, as much or more than anywhere
else, have we the proud satisfaction of
underselling all others.
Uoats lor J I you would not be sur
prised to find at $5 at another store.
Jackets at $1.50 and (2 you'd bay else
where and feel satisfied to ay $7, $8,
S'J and S10 for, remember at this store
you can get them at SI, fl.50 and $3
jaite a saving, don't you think so?
Bicycle Leggins hi new and correct
colors for men. usually 81.25, for 85c a
pair. 50 dozen men's fast black bicycle
hose, value 40c, for 25c a pair.
No exaggeration, 5,000 boxes fine pa
pctries, bought in one lump. We shall
sell at half usual priees. Hurd's fine
Irish linen, usually 80c a box, for 15c.
Fine tinted papers, value G0c a box, for
8-Jo and 18c. 50 others we have no
space to mention.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726,
going to tell
suits for the
and in order
cided to let
at tne price
l But Let Them
pride into a
to make tne
if 04 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STOBE, .... 1713 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
'That's how they describe our laundry work. That's how
it feels to the wearer, and that's bow It looks, too. Oar best
advertisement is a satitned patron. There's where we dis
tance our competitors. We don't want your bundle ust one
time. We try to do tto you will send it again. No laundry
is absolutely perfect wo have bad luck sometimes, but net
often. Our machinery is first class, our help skilled and we
do tbe right thing on losses or errors. Delivery service
prompt and reliable and charges seasonable, tilve ns a
chanee to show you w hat we can do. A postal will bring
the wagon to your door.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Bauersfeld & Sexton. Telephone i2Qt.
West Setttteenta street.
Never before have shown snch a be
wildering number of tasty and exclusive
styles In hats and bonnets as we have
this spring. It Is generally admitted by
critical buyers that the MeCabe Ilats
and bonnets are unrivalled in point of
style, eleganco of material used, and
SEW FLOWERS, v
were ojiened Monday morning.
New Sailors received late Saturday
night are now on sale at the following
10 dozen fine split straw sailors, regu
lar $1.50 ones SI.
10 dozen line English crown sailors,
UMially fi, at 63c
New tan color straw sailors, low
crown, very chic. Always look for
the correct tiling at McCabe's.
Notions, Belts, etc
New things In leather belts coming in
almost every day, 18e to $1.
Satinola tan shoe polish, real value
85c, for 14
10 gross black enamel belt pins 2c
Real shell sidecombs, SI ones, a pair Sse
15c hair brushes fr 7c
Jc " " " loc
25c " - 140
50c " sse
And all the finer hair brushes, up to
SI 50. You can't afford to pass us if
you want to save money on a hair brush.
and 1728 Second Avenue.
Canoe in other words, when you spend
WAV vou snend it. This tim i are W
you about some money
We have bought an enormous stock of
spring and summer season,
to make room we have de-1
the boys wear our clothing 1
ot the cheapest.
The best is not -too good for L
uooa domes will put mat
boy which is so necessary
man. We have a big
Bat for beauty and good solid
wearing qualities is the reputa
tion of onr shoes. They will wear
longer than almost any shoe on
the market, because the material
is selected by the best judges of
leather, and the work is done by
experts. We ' can show yon any
style that is handsome In ladles1,
misses', children's, youths', or
men's shoes, and our prices are as
low as the lowest.