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THE AROUa TUEHDA.T, 1M! A Y 26. 1898.
I A SNAP
We have just closed out over five hun
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Reefer, Union, Mother's Choice, Hickory
and Ferris Suits, which we are offering at
about one-half price.
Children' Fine Suits from
A handsome line of Washable Suits and
Washable Pants 50, 6S and 98 cents for
Suits. 25 cents for best grade of Wash
able Pants. It pays to trade with
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t, Branch U. S. Clothing
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BOSH FEOM AMENT.
Superintendent's Reply to the
Teachers' Last Resolutions.
HC05SI3TX5CIE3 AS TO SCHOOLS.
Aodaeloae Attempt tm Fat BlmKlf opui
Ma(M mt Beenoealeal lniiMM and
to Misrepresent the Stand of HK
James E- Ament. who recently re.
slgntd his oflice as superintendent of
schools in Rock Island, has come out
with another statement to the pub
lic, in which he seeks to misrepre
sent the position of the teachers in
their opposition to him. .and says.
i would beg tbat do accusation
against me be heeded, unless the ac
cuser bat the courage to put his
accusation over his own signature.
and the fearless honor to face me
with it. " 'My opponents continually
asgure me, ' be concludes, that I
need have no hope of winning in this
conte-t." and tbat while that may be
true, he wants tbe expression ol the
people, etc. As far as the latter de
sire is concerned, Mr. Ament may
rest assured lie wilt receive it. The
contest that the superintendent talks
about winning in, after stating that
his resignation and all his recom
mendations have been referred to the
new board, may not be clearly un
derstood by all, since in the first
place the superintendent's resigna
tion put him ont of it nntil the new
board is.elected. However, the fail
ure of the attempt to convert the
issue, even after that, into one be
tween the superintendent and
two especially selected princi
pals, which, however, is abandoned
now in view of the teachers' -brave
termination Saturday to stand by
thir f-llows.and the superintendent's
attack upon the teachers today brings
the issue clearly to where it belongs
the superintendent against the
teachers. The plea that the teach
ers accusations ba not heeded is
merely an evidence of. assurance on
the superintendent's part. The pub
lic took its stand on this question
when the superintendent got the
board into the star chamber session.
and the i in the presence of a stenog
rapher attempted to break the teach
ers down one by one by calling them
before n m without a shadow of a
chance of defease. The fact that he
has belittled them, has been rude in
bis conduct toward them and has
sneered at, rather than encouraged
them, is a suflicient cause why they
should oppose his rce;ection.
Ibe False Statement of Economy.
Finding that he had failed in the
scheme undertaken toward the teach'
ers at the start, the next plan was to
drop the teachers out of the contro
versy entirely by reappointing them
and singling out their alleged lead,
ers. Discovering that this subsidiz
ing process was unavailing and that
the teachers were not to bo beguiled.
the superintendent now conits forth
wuh an attack upon the teachers as
a whole, under the pretense that their
hostility is due to his ideas on sala
ries and examination, and be presents
Statistics to show that Rock Island
pays a higher standard of salaries to
its instructors than other similar
citiet, and then alleges that he
would resurr.cl and enforce the
rule as to teachers passing a satis
factory examination by the superin
tendent or a committee employed by
the board, and these are the reasons
"why I have lost respect." It will
be distinctly recalled that Mr.
Ament has qnite recently attempted
to show that the opposition of the
teachers to him started before he
ever met them or expressed his views
or ideal to them and therefore he held
he had not a fair show from the start
It need only bn said heri in parsing
that bad Mr. Ament ever advocated
a lc finite policy to the teachers or
suggested to them any course of
action having for its object their own
improvement or the adva' cemeut of
the schools, they might not have lost
re?pect for him. Their loss of re
spect is due to the seif-adulatton to
which be has mainly confined him-elf
on all occasions before them, when
he was not either belittling them or
ridicnling their past superintendent
An oflicial who has sought to enter
tain bis subordinates by impressing
upon tueta bis own superior great'
n-hS the expression "should a spark
of the mental activity of mv brain
fail upon you it would startle you"
being but oce of many such cm
ceited rem irks should not. if the
egotism of his composition has not
entirely excluded room for common
sense, ask why there has been any
loss oi re-pec i lor nini.
rales Pusltloa ae tm Salaries.
Bat. aside from this, the hvpoc
risy exhibited in his representations
as to salaries of teachers is a suffi
cient cause for public condemnation
In bis document appearing in this
morning's union, Ament declares:
hold that to pay common teachers as
bign as o per month is favoritism
and an outrage upon public senti
ment. I have recommended tbat a
regular scale of salaries be adopted
and that lo grade teacher be paid
more than tod a month. I am aware
that this recommendation is not
likely to secure any popularity
among the teachers." What a play
was tbat on popular prejudice! Con
temptibly email as is tbe implied re
flection on the teachers, it is doubt,
ful if one out of ten in the corps
knows or has ever heard of his rec
ommendation as lo thir salaries But
to the inconsistencies of Ament's
suggestions as to salaries, and the
alleged outrage involved in paying
I good salaries to common teacher.
Ilt so happens that In Rock Island the
oommom teacher Is as Bear to the pa
trons of the public school as the su
pervisor of primary instruction this
professed economist brought here
from Carroll, Iowa, at a salary of $90
a. month when she was getting but
$10 at Carroll. And this same fel.
low who now complains of persecu
tion at the bands of the teachers be
cause his ideas of how their salaries
shoold be graded, misrepresented
the facts as to his candidate for the
supernumerary department of the
schools created by mm ana which
even hjs devoted admirers have con
cluded is a failure and should be
abolished, and thus got her a salary
of 90 a month here after a futile ef
fort to make it (100 whereas she now
goes back to her old position at her'
old salary of f to. otui ibis does not
apply to "a common teacher," and
hence as a matter of course to pay
her as high as 190 per month is not
favoritism and not an outrage npon
public confidence. Added to this
evidence of tbe fairmindedness of
this economist, it might be ventured
without intentional reflection on tbe
capabilities of either to say that Prof.
Link, who also came here irom (Jar
roll, receives $100 a month, or ten to
twenty dollars more tfcan other high
school teachers receive, and that
Miss Roderick, another of Ament's
teachers, has been paid $40 for the
first year, whereas Rock Island teach
ers receive but $35 for tbe first year.
These are merely given as samples
of the facts in comparison with tbe
theories of the gentleman who has
the uncompromising presumption to
expect an enlightened community to
be influenced by tbe contributions he
is now making to the Union, in his
endeavors to hold on to his job here.
It might be superfluous to state tbat
the increase of the salary of $200 per
year to one principal at the last
meeting of the board, who had been
true to the superintendent, was an
other evidence of the superintend
ent's economical practices.
Wnere True Economy Is Needed.
The principle of economy ' which
this self-constituted financier pre
tends to favor as regards the teachers
in his purpose to falsify the occasion
lor their opposition to Dim, should
be applied to the members of
the board who are so completely
wrapped up in him. The tax payers
will in duo time ha more interested
in the change in text books at this
particular time, involving to them
an expense of thousands of dollars,
and the carrying into effect of that
centralization of graded schools and
its additional expense of $13,000, to
say nothing of the inconvenience to
people at tbe extreme ends of tbe
city sending their children to the cen
tral part of the city.
indeed tbete are many bright ideas
in this much abused Ament.
The trouble is his light has never
been permitted to shine. It has been
dimmed by the lustre of his ever ap
Ibe numerous "whys" to which he
gives place in his address should be
consolidated into one phrase explan
atory oi the entire discourse
SWINGING OF THE SPAN
Draw ol the Rock Island Bridge Operates
Not a hitch attended the swinging
of tbe draw span of the Rock Island
bridge yesterday afternoon. The
massive structure swung around as
smoothly as though it had been
working lor weeks. The test was
made between 5 and 6 o'clock.
But a mot.t interesting piece of
wotk in connection ' with the affair
was the apparently simple manner in
which tbe temporary lift span was
removed. Three barges in tow of as
many boats were anchored between
the piers supporting the temporary
span, which was then slowly lowered
by means of cables and vectly laid
across the bosoms of the barges.
wnicn were then piloted toward the
Then the draw was swung.
Oloff lorenzen was fined $3 and
osts for a breach of the peace pre.
furred by William Trottnow.
A man was detected in tbe act of
entering the residence of S. W. Mc
Master 2922 Fifth avenue, about 12
o'clock Saturday night. The ma
rauder bad removed bis coat and
shoes and was climbing up the lattice
, . . ... ...
wors, wnen air. ivough, a neighbor,
was attracted by the peculiar per
rormaoce, and raised a window to
watch hjs movements. The fello
became frightened and beat a hasty
Needs assistance it mv h host tn
render it promptly, but nn shnnlrl
remember to uae even tbe most per-
iect remeaies oniy wucn needed. The
best and most simple and gentle rem
edy is the SvruD of
tured by the California Fig Syrup
Fair wather tonight and Wednes.
day; cooler tonight, slowly rising
temperature Wednesday. Westerly
.nuns prevailing, loaay s tern
F. J. Walz. Observer.
When yon find a person who has
tried Simmons Liver Regulator yon
are sure to bear hirn say something
in its favor. Mrs. U. T. Judy. Blue
urass, iii. recenuy wrote: "I can-
not do withont Simmons Liver Reg
ulator since I know the value of it as
a family medicine." And Dr. W. P.
Gibbes, of Beaufort, S. C, aays: "I
prescribe Simmons -Liver Regulator
and know it to be a first class liver
- Tn Amci delivered every even
ing at your door at 10c a wvek.
AT AUGUSTANA COLLEGE.
Mattara Before the) Beard of Dlreetees
Yesterday was class dav at Augus-
tana college. The board of directors
have been in session all today
passing upon matters of the greatest
mportance to the institution at a
whole. One of the -most prominent
matter which has engaged the
board's attention is no doubt the an
swer of the general faculty to a set
of resolutions passed by the board at
its meeting of Jan. 28. It will be
remembered that this resolution
came in the form of a query, as to
whether or not the memoers of tbe
general faculty would consent to a
reduction of 15 per cent in their sal
aries during the ensuing two years.
Ibe following is in substance 'the
facultv's answer to the board's reso
lution, the same being submitted to
the board today:
Tbe general faculty of Augustana
College and Theological Seminary
appreciates the occasion and tbe
motives that have given rise to the
board's proposition for a temporary
reduction of salaries. The individ
ual members of the faculty are in
fnll accord with the board of directors
and tbe friends of tbe institution in
their efforts to relieve the institution
of its financial embarrassment.
Upon careful consideration of all the
facts concerning the financial cir
cumstances of tbe several professors.
tneir actual needs, tbeir necessary
and contingent expenses, the quality
and qantity of work done, the time.
labor and money requisite to qualify
them for their respective chairs, and
the salaries paid for similar grade
and quantity of work in most other
institutions, it is the judgment of
this faculty tbat the amounts re
ceived by tbe professors, as com
pensation for their services, are very
moderate. It is the conscientious
conviction of this faculty that a re
duction of salaries such as has been
proposed would financially embarrass
most oi the proiessors, weaken their
bands, and greatly impair their
efficiency in the work to which they
nave been caned: tbat such hnancial
embarrassment and weakening of
personal efficiency on the part of the
professors, would unavoidably be
followed by corresponding reflex ef
fects upon tbe institution as a whole.
and npon the general educational
work of the synod. In view of these
considerations, be it
Resolved, That we, the members
of the general faculty of Augustana
college ana theological seminary,
severally and as a whole, deem the
proposed reduction of salaries detri
mental and nnjust to the individual
professors, harmful and inexpedient
to the best interests of oar institu
tion; therefore, we do not fel jasti-
nen in acquiescing in tbe proposition
of the board.'
Resolved, Farther, as a mark of
our interest in the welfare of the in
stitation, that we. as individual pro.
feasor?, hereby obligate ourselves to
contribute to the funds of the insti
tution to tne inn extent of onr
ability, in such way and form as we
may deem nest.
It is generally supposed that the
board will, during this session, form
ulate a strong hnancial policy for tbe
institution, which will be presented
for consideration by the synod at its
meeting in Omaha the 4-10 of next
month. Few if any changes in the
teaching force are expected during
This evening at 8 begins tbe
lvceum entertainment. At 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning occurs the grand
recital by the students of tbe con.
servatory of music. At 3 p. m. the
business college will celebrate its
eighth annual commencement. Aside
from an excellent musical program
two addrcses will be delivered; one
by Prof. C. R. Chindblom, the elo
quant orator and president of Martin
Luther college, Chicago. The other
address will be in the nature of a
valedictory by Orlando T. Peterson,
a member of the class. Tbe exer
cises will begin promptly at 3 o'clock,
and the public in general is invited.
The business department is one of
the most important in the tnstitu
tion, and aside from this tbe popu
larity of the talented superintendent.
J. E. Gustus, in the city always at
taches unusual general interest in
the exercises in this branch.
To bny cheap groceries,
but it isn't so easy to
buy goods that are pure
and wholesome. 1 here
in lies our strong point.
We look out for purity.
In many cities restric
tions are placed on adul
terated goods. In Rock
Island there is little re
striction in any line.
The careful mother
WILL WATCH IT
however, . and she will
experience less trouble "
at our store than at tbe
majority of them. Don't
forget then that we are
always on the lookont
against impure goods
aiid guarantee the best
in onr line.
I 1 HcDOMJ)
tSMHtUAv. PfcoM UK.
Wednesdav and ThnrmHaw nf this
week our Millinery Department will
pat on its mid-summer attire. Our
buyers have searched the markets for
all that is new and exclusive. New
things in trimmoH mwA ,.m,-n.mar4
sailors, walking hats. leghorns,
chips and dress shapes of every style
and variety will be shown here in
quantities to be found nowhere else.
Wash Dress Goods.
Every warm dav adds to thn nnnn.
larity of this department. Every
day brings something new and beau-
, . .
mm m wasn iaoncs.
Commencing? todav we nlaoa nn
sale 22 pieces corded" dimities, regu
lar 121c goods at 7Jc.
Fmbroidered Japanese Swisses, all
colors, worth doable, fur 121c
SI inch black lrih orpnndv. r.-crii-
lariy 22ic at only 14c a yard.
A factory's financial weakness was
our opportunity. They needed cash
and we wanted the mills. They pre
ferred to sell at C2a on the dollar for
Spot cash to avoid trouble with cred
itors. We have them now
coa titers, pilled up by the hundreds
oi uoxens. v e rx-crin on Monday the
irrand slaughter. V rn soil
several styles at 18c. better than 'you
uavw Dougui aizac. six styles at 22c.
usually Sao. S8c and 40c. Ten styles
at 25c. You have paid us 42c to 50o
for no better goods. At 35c. 33c. 42c,
45c. 48c. 50c and 62c we shall limnl.
surprise the oldest shoppers. We
have never shown such valnes before.
We have silk mitts as low as 20c a
pair, but of course the greatest val
nes will be found among the better
grades. Yon can have all you want
this week at wholesale or retail, but
after the stock is properly reduced
the usual prices will prevail.
sCe. st"" J 5
rui 3 idling
Boys' Wash Suits
Ages 3 to 8. Full
Ages 3 to 7. Strictly all wool, fancy
cheviots. Rood patterns, serviceable
colors and nicely braided, a stylish suit
for the little man at a very little price
1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - - - 1711 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 is complete, and prices are
moderate. Reliability is the one word we
keep in mind.
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Fine all wool imported novelty
dress goods, bought to sell at 58c,
85c, and 75c, for this week it they
last, only 39c a yard.
Great reductions: Printed Haintai
wash silk, all colors and blacks. Neat
designs, value 67c, now at 33c a yard.
$1 quality black woven India silks,
this week we say 69o a yard.
WATintS, RIKGS. STEKLIXQ 8ILVEK
Special display suitable fnr gradu
ating presents. A fine selection of
gold and gold filled watches at prices
never before quoted on strictly first
class goods. Elgin, Waltham, Hamp
ton. Howard, in fact all the best
guaranteed cases. Kings Fine set
rings, opels, turquois, diamonds and
all the popular gems in the newest
settings. Sterling stiver novelties
Think of buying sterling silver at
the same ratio of profit we usually
put on dry goods.
Leather belts with gold and silver
buckles. Silver hat and bonnet
brushes, tooth brnshes. pen holders,
ink wells and hundreds of other ar
ticles. Mosquito netting Full
pieces, the best made. We open tbe
season at 28c and 32c a piece.
Mason fruit jars, pints. Sc; qnaxts,
4c; halt gallons. 5c, this week. None
at wholesale. You know tbe prices
The Gurney. the genuine Gnrney.
A $15 refrigerator for $8.75; an $8
one for $4.75.
blouse, deep sailor
Contains no more luck than there Is in
store for those wearing our handsome
and comfortable shoet, Your pet corn
will even desert you when yon have
tried one application of oar easy, well
fittlng shot's. We have all the novel
ties of the season In stock, from the
stylish boots and Oxfords to all the
novelties In bicycles, tennis, eta, sboea.
We have size and width, razor, medium
and full toes, flat or high heels, and tbe
beet valnes ever offered In Rock Island.