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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1910.
Moline's New Up-io-Date Store
17 T ifrSk
1515-1517 Sixth Avenue
the Dining Room.
Large French plate, bevel mir
ror, all quarter-sawed cak, all
drawers finished inside, one
draper lined, brass lock, hand
Quarter-sawed oak, polished,
French legs, four loose shelves,
bent glass door and ends, a
OUR STORE WILL BE OPEN EVERY EVENING TILL CHRISTMAS
It is good judgment to make your purchase early while the stock is complete.
Do not wait till the best pieces are sold. Avoid the-rush and take plenty of y
time to make your selection. We'll hold your selection for delivery when wanted
The Gift That Combines Beauty and Utility is Most Appropriate
Our stock consists of just such articles in endless variety. Come and see. We shall be pleased to
show you through whether you wish to buy or not. QUALITY IS OUR STRONG POINT.
Our Suggestion for the Parlor
With desk and music
cabiet section in gold
en oak and early Eng
lish. We are the exclu
sive agents for this
Solid oak chair, quvter-sawed oak seat and j tf " A Q
bck, long back posts, finished golden at ... V .tO
48 styles to select from, golden oak, early English and solid
mahogany. Prices up to $15.00. Carvers to match.
b i 3 j
Three-piece mahogany finish, polished,
loose cushion, silk plush at
Some in best Boston Leather . .
While they last.
Others at SI. 50,
$2.25 and 3.50.
Green, black tan and
Lace Curtains, Portiers
Rope Portiers. Rugs,
all sizes, largest assort
rnent to select from.
Others in golden and mahogany, covered
with genuine No. 1 leather, $40 to . . .
Covered in best EvanB leather, guaranteed
springs, Fireside style, at
Others covered in genuine No. 1 leather with new Seng springs, guar
anteed for 5 years, ladies' or gents' size, 00
price $60.00 down to &JJ JJ
The Famous Conant line of mahogany and cane combination rockers,
chairs, tables and book rack. Something new.
feat Jk a,A i
Fancy Parlor Rockers ,nc
golden oak and solid mahogany, 200 patterns to
choose from, price, $1.98 up to
Our Suggestion for the Bedroom Parlor Tables and Pedestals Ladies5
Brass beds in polished, satin or Toilet
finish, four posters,
from $70.00 to
Two-inch post beds
posts, brass beds,
$7.00 down to ...
30 patterns to select from, box spring,
mattresses and pillows to match.
Iron beds in white, green, blue and
combination colors, sizes, 3-6 and 4-fi,
The new steel bicycle tube bed in Ver-
nis Martin and white,
Bed room suites consisting of 4-poster
and Napoleon beds, with dressers,
chiffonier, cheval costumer, chair
and rocker to match, made in solid
mahoeanv. Circassian walnut, golden
oak and birdseye maple, 20 Buits to
select from, prices
$500.00 down to ....
Other 3-piece suites,
Cheffo robes and
wardrobes, $7.50 to
Bed room chairs and jfor OO
rockers, $1.50 to '
"We are exclusive agents for Stickley and Brandt's line of
mission furniture, in fumed oak and early English.
Children's rockers and high chairs in golden and early
English finish as low as 50c.
A large assortment of office chairs, desks and tables.
Shirtwaist or skirt boxes always desirable as a gift. . We
have them in several styles and sizes.
Screens, jardinier stands, magazine racks, cellarette, smo
king stands foot stools, book shelves, BisselPs and National
carpet sweepers, children's cribs, telephone stands.
3 - iTnlfipn oak. tnahniranv finish nnri snnri
mahogany. Prices from $2.25 up to $25.00 eacll
In Golden Oak, Early English, Fumed Oak and Solid
Mahogany, 53 patterns to select from, prices $8.00
and up to $50.00.
In Early English and brushed brass,
with art glass, at
Solid oak round extension
table, beautiful claw feet.
ished at .
In golden oak, Early
English, fumed oak
$5.50 to $30
Thirty other patterns to
select from In golden oak,
early English and solid
Prices up to vOU
REVOLVING SEAT BED
As handsome as the finest Davenport
As comfortable as the best
Prices $30 up to $75
Complete witri Mattress
$8.50 to $38.00
Electric table lamp3 in early English
and brushed brass with art glass, ati
$6.50 to $25.00
Hall seats, hall mirrors, in golden oak, and enrlv English, as
low as S2.50.
Automatic shelves in oak and mahoranv 56.75 to $25.00.
COMBINATION BOOK CASES.
In Golden oak and Earlv English, $12.50 to $35,00.
The Anderson, Boone and Marion makes, $5.50 to 32.09.
Solid Oak, Boston leather, as low as $5.50.
We Pay the Freight.
1515 and 1517 Sixth Avenue, Moline.
We Pay the Freight.
FELMLEY, BAYLISS, COOK AND
CARNEY TALK COUNTRY SCHOOL
Normal Presidents on Record About Results and Ideas of State
Country Teachers' Meet.
The Illinois country teachers' pro
gram given recently at Normal made
a distinct impression, as shown in
the following review of some of its
larger ideas by three presidents of
state normal schools:
President David Felmley of the
Illinois Normal univerity in Nor
mal, where the association met, told
of the average teacher always begin
ning in the country and gravitating
rapidly to a. town school. He said:
"There is hardly a teacher that is
not simply in exile in the country.
We want teachers that will appre
ciate and love the country, and who
are willing to work in the country.
That is what this association stands
"This meeting has been of great
benefit to this institution, a source
o' inspiration to every teacher and
every student here. This school is
now prepared to do some of the
things for which this meeting stands, i
, We have several courses, especially
I adapted to the country teacher.
Special JVeed of Rural Teacher.
It is very important that country
teachers go out full of the knowledge
of country life and better practice
in agriculture; full of enthusiasm for
all the activities that need to be
improved in the country; full of vi
sions of this better country life. The
boys and girls in the country school
ought to get such an introduction
to this knowledge that all through
their lives they will be interested in
The university is getting posses
sion of nearly 100 acres of land
which had been rented out for years
and many things in agriculture will
be demonstrated here in connection
with" the school work.
Bajl Word for Former.
Principal Alfred Bayliss of Ma
comb Normal school, said his school
had been giving a special one-year I
course for the country teacher in
eluding household art and the ele
ments of agriculture. A new coun
try training school will be started
near Macomb soon. "It is simply
up to the country teachers to ask
for what they want and the normal
schools will do everything reason
able for them."
Mr. Bayliss strongly commended
to the country teachers the use of
the Illinois Farmers' institute press
bureau whose articles he saw in al-
jmost every paper ne picked up. By
sucn means ne would have their
ideas create public opinion so the
farmer would take as much inter
est In improving his school as in
raising crops and cattle.
Knrmer Can Get Superior .School.
If the farmer wants a superior
teacher, fully trained, he has only
to make: the conditions and demand
it, as did the three schools in Put
nam , county in forming the John
Swaney Consolidated school which
has just as good a high school as
there is in Bloomington. The farm
er can get any kind of a teacher he
wants any time that he is ready to
provide a first class school. But
this will not come about in the dis
trict where no one knows where the
teacher can board next term; where
needed out houses are not put up;
where the well is not cleaned out,
etc. There art country schools
quite as willing to pay .good salar
ies as in town if they think they can
get the service.
Mr. Bayliss referred to Michigan.
Wisconsin and other states which
have decided advantages over Illi
nois in their school systems and
laws. These states have ever so
many country training schools for
teachers; Illinois should have 102
or something equivalent.
Cook Aakn Hetter School I, aw.
Dr, John W. Cook, president of
DeKalb Normal school said: The state
may demand certain preparation of
teachers; in Indiana it is 12 weeks'
work, and the schools that give it
are crowded with teachers, but it is
not so in Illinois. At the end of this
preparation a certificate to teach
should .be granted by the department
of education. Legislative require
ments have done much for the law
yers and physicians; see how they
have gone forward. Our fundament
al need is for a reorganization of
the school system so it will take on
a professional aspect.
A person inspection of the coun
try schools of DeKalb county had
convinced Dr. Cook that "the farm
ers are not willing to put up the
cash for a first class country school."
They must learn the tremendous en
terprize they are dealing with. Wis
consin leads perhaps in its school
system. It has 24 county training
schools and eight normals. We great
ly need legislative recognition for
Slake a School That Can Lead.
I count this one of the very best
teachers' meetings I ever attended.
There are splendid, sane, inspiring
addresses, especially those of Baily,
Kern and Butterfleld. But it seems
absurd to expect the correct work to
be done with no higher institution
than a school of eight grades. We
want a rural school of such sweep
it can afford to employ teachers
able for rural leadership in all the
lines discussed by Butterfleld. We
have got to have something substan
tial and persistent; some, intellectual
uniting center that will bring the
people together. We must have
schools to teach more extended
knowledge and calling for men and
women of such culture and power
and reach -of thought and such 'con'-'
ceptions, as shall be adequate to the
situation. This means inevitably
the consolidated school out in the
Miss Afable Carney, originator of
Country Teachers' association, said
Dr. Cook Is right about the consolidated
school, but right here are the coun
try teachers who are to go out into
the country and institute a campaign
for the consolidated school. They
must be educated for it; they must
take the thought to the people; we
must take them as they are and alj
the normals can render service to
these teachers. I prophesy the time
when all the things Mr. Butterfleld
spoke about will be a reality in Illi
Two or three definite" things will
help this along. One is federation
and the Country Teachers' associa
tion ought to be the federating
force. It ought to get together, the
chief men of all the different organ
izations interested in rural progress,
th Grange, the Farmers' institute,
the church, and others, and do
something. (This conference for
state federation will be called).
Normala Asked to Do Three Thlaa;a.
Why cannot the normal schools
have a department for the training
of country school teachers? It is a
difficult problem. There should be
some one in the normal school, a
recognized head, to look after the
country teachers, as Mr. Burnhaiij
does in Michigan. If not their spe
cial Interests will be lost in tli5
shuffle. We want a country train
ing school where the practical work
of a rural teacher can be given. And
another great help would be 'exten
sion work in farm communities. The
training of country teachers is fun
damental because the country teach
er is the best community loader. We
want action on this. From State
Farmers' institute bulletin.
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Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money If it falls lo
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. 25 cents.
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One a dope, cheaper
than others and hotter.