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,THE iVHGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904.
LOW WAGE GIVENiSCHOOL TEACHERS
DRIVES THEM TO OTHER VOCATIONS
Wrlt:-n lr &tat Superintendent Al
The iai whool census in Illinois
gare 1.4 19.230 children of school age.
Of th esc 9 S. t attende-d the public
school more or less. The public
HChool are clarified as graded and
ungraded. A nchool which baa but one
teach r 'U 'tla&sed a ungraded. Any
school wbleh has two or more teach
ers Is claed a graded. In the graded
achjoiii there were iCO.Snt; pu
pil. In th ungraded there were 31X
2H pupil.. The last number were dia-tributr-d.
amon; 10.677 districts. Some
of thene ungraded school are the best
of Reboots. Many count ry districts pay
their teachers as h'.gb ax J CO a month.
In rar- inxtjtnces they pay as high as
37 a inntb and in the smallest coun
ty of the f tate one district school teach
er draws V a month.
Dut there la a whte difference be
tween tb'wag seal of teachers in the
graded c-hool and trachers in the un
graded schof.I.-t. The total amount of
teacher wares fur the whole blate last
was f 12.8 12.1 r,9.i. This large amount
was div;d-d as follows: The 2.394 men
who taught in the graded schools re
ceived t2.111..Cl.51. while the Z.SZi
men who taught in ll. ungraded
schools received but 1!5.s.v This
means that th avrac- yearly salary
of-the men in the gradd school isj
$882. while the avcrag yearly salary of.
the men In the ungraded m1u1h Is
2Z. A like comparison of the avcr
ge yearly wages of women can be
made by any one who will take the
trouble to divide $7.C7M 12.91 by 12.
780 and $2.ir.9.r,x. 1 2 by MIS. Th-se
amounts repreneut respectively the ag
gregate wage of the worn u in the two!
kinds of wbols. This comparison is
not quite a fair in way. The whol
Dumlxr of ungraded choo districts is
10.677. while it will be been that the to-
Orders New Trial.
Judge House has filed bis decision
in the case of A. I. Huggard vs. the
Gluco.e company wherein he granted
the motion for a new trial upon the
knowing made by the defense is ref
erence to the. perjury of W. T. McDon
ald. The judge is severe in his ar
raignment of .Mr. Mclhinald and states
that In all of hij testimony he failed
In any way to connect Mr. Kiy with
the suborning of testimony in the ease.
McDonald the judge characterizes as
n conscienceless fellow whse evi
dence had no value, and it appears
..jipoa the decision that no toock wa
taken in his testimony whatever. The
location of the piece of pipe, which is
alleged to have hit Huggard. was fixed
by McDonald, and on that ground, the
judge has ordered a new trial.
Will Give Away Turkeys.
The Tri-City Railway company . and
the Iletrendorf Metal Wheel works
will this year observe their annual
custom of presenting each of their
employes with a turkey for Christmas.
The Tri-City Railway company has
placed orders for 40o turkeys for its
employes and the Bettendorf Wheel
company will give away 2C0 turkeys
to the married men in their employ
and a pair of gloves to the single men.
Shoe Company Incorporates.
The articles of incorporation of the
Kambach Shoe company, have been
filed by Ruymann & Ruymann, with
the county recorder. The capital
stock of the new corporation is fixed
at $20.m0. and the business of the
concern will begin when $10.iiim) s
secured, the time being fixed at Jan.
2. The incorporations of the new con
cern are John Kambach. John RohU
and N. J. Nelson.
John Day. son of j he late John Day.
the well known grocer on Fulton and
College avenues, died at Mercy hos
pital yesterday. He had lccn sent
there violently insane only five days
ago. He was about T,T, years of age.
unmarried, and was born and reared
in this city.
At the home of his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Hartz. of lladlal Heights.
Wednesday, occurred the death of
WE wish to announce to the public that
1our dental offices will be located on the
the Illinois Theatre Building, where we
to meet our patrons, both old and new.
tat number of teachers in these dis
tricts was 12.297. indicating that 1.620
districts changed teachers during the
year. Dividing the whole amount of
money paid ungraded school teachers
which was $3.030.r,27.1 by 10.077. the
number of districts, gives the average
paid for teaching for each district as
There are SI counties In Illinois in
which one or more teachers worked last
year for less than 23 a month. It is
quite probable that some of the schools
in these districts fall a little short of
being first class. There were C.243
teachers in Illinois last school year who
worked for less than $40 a month.
Forty Is altogether too small pay for
a competent teacher. It is less than a
carpenter, or a painter, or a tailor
can make by just about half, and helps
account for the fact that there were
552 fewer men nnd S27 more women in
the schools last year than two years
ago. while the net Increase in the Whole
number of teachers was but 2S5. It
helps account, also, for the fact that
there Is a great scarcity of qualified
teachers. But there Is an apparent dis
position, in the country especially, to
pay better wages whenever good serv
ice can ! guaranteed. Indeed, it is be
coming quite evident that the wages of
teachers in the country schools must
materially increase if those schools are
to maintain their standing as the best
kind of schools for the elementary
At each of four meetings of county
superintendent and normal school
teachers which I have attended during
the last month it has come out in the
discussions that teachers quite fre
quently accept employment in the cit-i
ies af a lower wage than they are re-!
reiving in the country. An inquiry
into the cause of this tendency would
l very interesting.
John Hartz. aged 4 years and 2
months. Diphtheria was the fatal ail
ment. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Siefers of the
Ixst Grove road east of the city are
mourning the loss of their 17-day"s old
infant son. Walter, who died yester
day. Leonidas Hearing On.
The hearing of the issues between
P. W. McManus. administrator of the
estate of the late Ellsworth Leonidas.
who was shot to death by Mate Dan
Ureen upon the lower dock of the
steamer Dubuque, at the Davenport
levee in July. 1902. and the Diamond
Jo company, began in chambers in
Judge House's court yesterday after
noon. Quinn Has Gold Star.
Detective John Quinn of the Dav
enport police department, is now wear
ing the gold fctar which was recently
voted to him for being the most pop
ular police officer in Davenport. The
contest was the one inaugurated by
the Davenport Workmen's Industrial
Home association at the fair held at
Grocery Company Formed.
Articles incorporating the John A.
Feeney company have been filed in
the office of the county recorder. The
A BABY CRY?
Because it is either hun
gry or in pain. Properly
nourished it will usually grow
up right and be comfortable
that's the principal thing
for a baby. If its food lacks
strength and nourishment
add Scott's Emulsion at feed
ing time. A few drops will
show surprising results., If a
baby is plump it is reason
ably safe. Scott's Emulsion
makes babies plump.
Well bend you a sample free.
Scott & Bownr. 409 TVail St.. New York.
Notice of5 Removal.
DSL. C. C. MANNING, Mgr.
1610 12 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporators are John A. Feeney.
Fred Brooks. Edward Dishingcr and
Frank W. Feeney. The concern Is
capitalized at 12.urt and Its object
i?to engage in a general grocery business.
TELLS OF DITCHING OF DIX
How Old Locomotive Came to Grief
in Duck Creek
"Do I remember the ditching of the
'DlxT I should say I do," said Mark
McGrath. the flagman of the Fifth and
Warren street crossing, in Davenport.
"It happened just before I went to
work for the M. & M. railroad, which
was then getting ready to be absorb
ed by the Chicago & Rock Island Rail
"The Dix was named after John A.
Dix. one of the magnates of the road,
and she was the locomotive which was
hauled over the river on the ice in the
winter of 1S55. It was at that time
the "Tony" came over the Ice. By the
Tony" I mean the locomotive Antoine
LoClaire. named after our big and good
man here. The 'Tony was hauled
across the river on barges while the old
wooden bridge was building.
"Those were good engines, but along
side the big 14O0's and ICOO's we have
now they look like toy locomotives we
are now buying for our children.
"The 'Dix' left her roundhouse where
old Pat Summers was hostler in fine
shape one day in the summer of 1S63
and after taking her train started out i
up the Dutchman's grade. It was much
steeper than now and the locomotives'
had to puff vigorously to make the
"Engineer Morgan and Fireman Gil
len were in the cab as the 'Dix' pulled
out. Everything went well until Duck
creek bridge was reached. The boiler
went into the air and then came down
on top of the trucks and the tank which
were ditched with poor Morgan and Gil
len beneath them.
"It is a coincidence that two lives
were lost in that accident, the same
number of victims who lost theirs la
last Sunday night's explosion.
"The 'Dix was scrap iron. Her
sepulchre was the bed of Duck creek.
The 'Tony' went the same way. In 1SC3
after having rendered service for
nearly eight years she blew up her
boiler at Dtirant. a station about ttn
miles west of where poor Calhoun and
Pinney's engine went to smash. In the
wreck of the 'Tony' the fireman named
Smith was caught and crippled for life,
but the engineer escaped.
"Another explosion was that of the j
old locomotive 'Davenport.' which oc
curred in the roundhouse here in 1SG1.
Pat Summers was in the roundhouse at
the time and miraculously escaped un
hurt. John Annable was also Itiere. but
"In 1857 the locomotive boiler used
as a stationary engine boiler for the
motive power in the shops, also blew
up killing two persons and damaging
proierty to the value of $3,000 or more.
"When I compare the giant locomo
tives today with the oid 'Dix,' 'Tony,' or
'Davenport.' or the old 'Samson, and
the 'silver engine.. once such a source
of pride for Daveniorters, I cannot but
shudder to think of the long chances
the engineer and firemen must take in
jumping when they are obliged to leave
them in a hurry. Some of the cabs are
eight and nine feet from the rail, and a
leap from one of "them in the dark,
from a rapidly moving locomotive is a
hazard which menaces life and limb.
"I hear that the crown sheet of the
locomotive which exploded Sunday
night showed evidences of crystalliza
tion. I believe the explosion was due
to that condition of the boiler which
made it lack the necessary tension.
"In the roundhouses the hostlers
have a habit of using only a little
water when they first kindle the fire
to get up steam. Uy an oversight, it is
easy to see how the lniiler can be burn
ed, and thus crystallized rendering its
tension such as to be unable to with
stand the 200 pounds pressure which
the big engines usualy carry."
Mr. McGrath was for years a
fireman on the Rock Island road. Ho
is still in 'the employ of the road as a
brakeman on Fifth and Warren streets.
When you're broke the girls will shy
They turn and fly as you come nigh,
Brace up old man. show some pluck.
Take Rocky Mountain Tea; t'will
change your luck.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
second floor of
will be pleased
Plymouth Congregational church of
East Moline held its annual business
meeting Wednesday evening and
heard reports of. excellent progress
made during the last year from the
church officers, the Sunday school and
Plymouth circle. The membership now
numbers 23 and is steadily growing,
and it may yet be decided to build a
church during the year to come. The
church and its pastor. Rev. J. W. Da
vies, are warmly drawn toward one an
other and under this influence great
good in spiritual helpfulness and ma
terial growth is expected. The officers
elected are: Clerk. Lillian Stultz;
treasurer, Bert Siegrist; organist, Clara
Janitor is Policeman.
Determined to put a stop to the
practice of residents of cutting across
the Irving school property, the board
of education has sworn in the janitor
of the Irving building as a special po
liceman. The new officer has been in
structed to rigidly enforce the order
to stop the use of the lot as a public
highway and to arrest any who may
persist after due;warning. It is said
that the threats of arrest recently:
made have had no effect and that some
pedestrians have even gone to the ex
tent of removing the signs which were
Myrtle lodjre of Rebekahs have elect
ed the following officers: Past noble
grand. Gertie Christ ison; vice grand,
grand. Gertie Christ ison; noble grand,
tha Wilson; recording secretary, Tillie
Brown; financial secretary, Mrs. Annie
Newton; musician, Mrs. Goodnow.
Announces a Refund.
City Attorney Kohler announced
what will come as a timely Christmas
gift to Seventeenth street proierty own.
ers. It is that f per cent of the as
sessment levied upon owners of prop
erty abutting upon that thoroughfare
for the improvement of sewers and
watermain. will be refunded to them.
The reason for this action is that the
cost of said improvement did not. come
up to the estimate made by the city
engineer, and in cases of this sort the
remainder of the assessment is refund
ed to those upon whom it fell.
Ellen Tuborh Thomas Hanson, who
resides at 1-Sj Sixth avenue, died yes
terday after an illness of four weeks
with bronchitis and whooping cough.
He was 4 years and S months old.
The funeral will be held from the
home Sunday afternoon at 2:S0. In
terment at Riverside.
MANLOVE ENJOINED FROM
MAKING TAX INVESTIGATION
Action Begun in McLean on Opinion
From Attorney General
As an aftermath to the recent em
ployment of a special agent to investi
gate the delinquent tax list of McLean
county, a test suit has been filed in the
circuit court af Bloomington by t Wil
liam R. Each, stale's attorney, and E.
V. Oglevee, a young attorney of that
city. The suit is directed against
George M. Manlove. representing the
Springfield Accounting company, and
others concerned. Mr. Manlove re
cently collected something like $140.
000 in back taxes in Rock Island
In the bill filed Bacli sets forth the
results of his visit to Springfield to
interview Attorney General Hamlin, in
which Mr. Hamlin stated that the pro
ceedings on the part of the board of
review were illegal when it permitted
a division of the returns from delin
quent tax payers to be made with Man
love. Bach further says the action of the
board in continuing Manlove in the po
sition of deputy supervisor of assess
ments after he had reported the de
cision of the attorney general was il
legal. Manlove w-as discharged by
jjiji pm j 1 jyjEj
- - .-.i- .. .
MKID0 acKe or ua n
'Treasurer Smith the day after Bacli
returned from his visit at Springfield
and has bitterly contested his removal '
It is thought that when the present !
difficulty is adjusted he will institute
proceedings against Smith for dam
ages as the result of his dismissal when
the board had voted to retain him.
A full recital of the work done by
Manlovc is incorporated in the bill and
1 lie payments that have been made to
the county are enumerated. Accord
ing to Bach, the board of review had
no right to sit, this declaration being
!ased on the fact that according to the
i-.ttorney general its duties were con
cluded, in September. An injunction is
prayed for asking that Man love be re
strained from conducting a further in
vestigation. SPENCER CHURCH CHRISTMAS
Sunday School Entertainment Monday
Christmas exercises of the Sunday
school of Spencer Memorial Methodist
church will be held Monday evening,
beginning at 7:45 o'clock. The pro
gram is to be as follows: Christmas
hymn;- scripture reading; pra3 -r;
class recitation, "Jacob's Ladder;"
duet, Lucretia and Jessie Groves;
drill, primary class girls; instrumental
solo. Ernest Henning; recitation, Viola
Larison; duet, Hazel Beck with and
May Coopman; recitation. Clarence
Curtis; recitation, Emma Goble; solo,
Elizabeth Miller; recitation. Gwcndola
Connell; drill, primary class boys;
duet. Rev. E. W. Thompson and Miss
Ilattie Wiggins; recitation. Pearl Sa
ville; recitation. Andora Larison; rec-
J itation. If. M. McCaskrin; recitation.
Georgia Gregory; anthem, choir.
PLF.EJY Curo for HEADACHES
URE LA GRIPPE
"Contains lio Quinine."
Breaks a Cold In a Few Hours,
Stops Headache In a Few Minutes,
Prevents La Grippe.
T.avp no lml etfW-ts like Quinine Drenara-
tions. Bfiro-ldix in ittniiil. K4Mthim: ltutntive
tn.-uiy t:tk it for just I hut reason. 1-or Hale by
nil urutfcirfts, zjc, Mua &te uiui mo mut'i viutua
Bromo-Lax (Contains No Quinine).
l r sale by Thomas 1 1. Thomas, cor
ner Second Ave. and Seventeenth St.
Can do no better anywhere in
the city if they are looking for
attractive bargains in groceries
(orurr TiTelflli Street and Sev
enth Ave. Ilotb I'buara.
Here they are offered' an al
most endless array of eatables
at prices which demand their
-patronage. The stock is large
and moves continually, giving
the buyer the advantage cf new
goods. Here are only a few of
the snaps. Call and we will
show you more:
10 bars Santa Ciaus soap... 25c
Cream flour, every sack guar
10 pound box fancy prunes,
p r box . . 60c
Holland Herring, per keg. .60c
3 cans Sugar Corn, best on
the market 25c
3 cans Early June Peas 25c
2 pound can Tomatoes, per
Fancy Japan rice, per lb... 05c
Japan tea. per pound 25c
Xice picnic Hams, ptr lb... 09c
Soda and oyster crackers, 2
lbs for 15c
Navel sweet Oranges, per
For this week only I will...
sell 10 lbs granulated sug
ar for ...50e
Greatest Clothintf Store,
121 West Second Street.
tnri WAKvnvs aooreciat-
Scrupulous examination by careful buyers. They are arranged es
pecially for the people who pay the cash and are therefore justified
to expect good groceries at lowest prices coupled with fair treatment
and prompt attention.
Here Are a Few Drops At the Bucket:
Brazil Coffee, per lb . A2yzc
Good Rice C lbs 25c
Y. II. and Japan Tea, per lb 25c
Oil or Mustard Sardines, C
Seedless Rajsins. 2.1b pkg 15c
Homc-Made Mince Meat,
3 pounds 25c
dinger Snaps, per pound.. .5c
Good corn, per dozen, SOc,
Qt. Bottle Maple Syrup 25c
Catsup. 3 large or C small
bottles for 25c
Coeoanut, per pound 15c
Tall Salmon 3 cans for 25c
Diamond C Soap, 10 bars.. 25c
1515 Second Ave.
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TWO-THIRDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO GO TO.
CALIFORNIA GO IN TOURIST CARS. ,
TOURIST CARS ARE NEAT, COMFORTABLE
THE ROCK ISLAND HAS MORE TOURIST CAR
LINES TO CALIFORNIA THAN ANY OTHER
TWO ROUTES: THROUGH COLORADO AND
THROUGH NEW MEXICO. THROUGH CARS
BOTH WAYS. - f '
WE WILL SEND A FOLDER GIVING COM
PLETE INFORMATION ON REQUEST.
by men. ureatest
selection in the
Sultana Raisins, 2 lb 15c
Good Frunes, 2 lb 15c
Santa Claus Soap, 9 bars. . 25c
Yeast Foam, package 3c
Horseshoe Tobacco, per lb 45c
Star Tobacco, per lb 45c
Monarch Gelatine, 2 pkgs. 25c
3 cans for 25c
Good Tomatoes, per doz 00c
3 cans for 25c
Early June Peas, per doz
90c, 3 cans for 25c
Citron, per lb 17c
Gold Dust. 4 lb plg 15c
Currants, 2 pkgs 15c
l'et Cream, 3 large or 0
smal cans for 25c
as to persons are so much a
matter of good bathing equip
ment that I wish to emphasize
our facilities for outfitting bath
rooms with the best and most
sanitary apparatus. In such
cases it Is to your highest inter
est to consult us, see samples
here and get our estimates free
STENGEL. T5he Plumber
II. PLUM ME R.
City Passenger Agent,
Rock Island, III.