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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, JULY 8, loll.
Mrs. Ophelia Amigh Shown to
' Have Employed "Strong
Chair" and Rawhide.
ALSO EXPENDED FUNDS
Chsg-ged Wttii Awarding Contracts
for Supplies Without Compe
Springfield, nL. July 8. The reslgn
flon of Ophelia L. Amigh, late man
gin ffleer of the 8tate Training
Shoo! for Girls at Genera, m., was
explained last night by a statemen
' made public by the state board of
administration. The resignation was
reroected for alleged mlacondnct and
Tloiatlon of rales of the . board.
Among the charges found by th
Purchasing fnrnttnTe. with out lawful
warding contracts -without eompefl
tkm. v Ue of the "strong: charr."
Use of a rawhide In punishing gtr's.
REPORT 0" THE BOARD.
ThetaXetnenteof the board In part.
widen.- has been; Incorporated in the
records of the cerjpartment, is as fol
l. f or a period covering some
months before hen resignation as such
officer she repeatedly Ignored and vio
lated the revised charities laws of 1903
in making purchases of merchandise
for the Institution , amounting to con
siderable stuns to be paid out of in
stltutlon fundswithotit authority, then,
and after being admonished and di
rected by the board, to desist from
such unlawful , practices.
"2. Building contracts are to be
made under the laws governing such
matters only by this board upon com
pliance with the regulations lntendea
to safeguard the expenditure of publ'e.
funds. The outgoing managing o Cep
has violated this law by assuming to
contract for repairs and construction
aggregating some thousands of dollars
without any authority under such law
to do so, and procuring persons to
enter upon the performance of such
unauthorized contracts. In - one tn
Etance an trnautborlzed undertaking
on her part called for the- expenditure
BOI GHT PIAXOs HOT ACTHORIZED.
"3. Many months prior to such resig
nation and contrary to the directions.
of this board she purchased a piano
after expressly forbidden to do so 0y
this board, and undertaking to pay
for the same out of the appropriation
for the school. When such payment
was refused by the board the managing
officer thereupon, without the know
ledge of such board, and contrary to
law and her official duties, paid for
6uch property out of the members'
"4. Under the changed conditions
made by the charities law of 1903
such managing officer has by many
and repeated acts ; hown an indtspott
tlon'to comply the law or the
reasonable regulation of this board
made In pursuance thereof, and has
failed and neglected to adapt herself
to such changed conditions to that
marked degree which leads thlB board
.to conclude she was unable or unwl'l
lng to do so.
' "6. The discipline of the members
of the school had reached a point
under the outgoing managing officer
As Was to be Expected, Throngs of Enthusiastic
Crowded Our Store on the Opening Day of
Tri-Cities Greatest Bargain Event
OUR lower prices coupled with the hundreds of
July cut prices that always prevail here at this
time of the year, to close out certain lines and over
stocks, means a great saving to the family, and when
you deduct still further discounts of 10, 20fo, 25,
33 1-3 and 50 from these low, rock-bottom
prices, you are getting values that every thrifty man
or woman should take quick action on. Saturday
Evening, July 22, ends the Discount Sale.
12 Days of Golden Opportunity Be
fore You Make the Most of Them.
Start in bright and early Monday morning, look '
carefully and shop leisurely. The values all over
the store are extraordinary; the merchandise the best
a combination not to be beaten.
No Goods Charged at
Discounts Only on Cash
where It could properly be designated
as cruelty and unreasonable correction.
At least two features of such discipline
of physical correction sustained this
ITROfO CHUB IS USED.
(A). The use of what was kno-jrn
as the 'strong chair' in the discipline
and punishment of girls. This chair
Is claimed by the outgoing managing
officer to be her Invention. It was a
combination between a ducking sto'!
and the New England stocks. It wa&
so made that a girl could be bound in It
and made unable to use her limbs,
hands or feet, and such confinement
had reached a degree of restraint
which In the opinion of this board jus
tified its condemnation and discontinu
ance. "(b). The flogging of girls in the
school was Inflicted in such a way and
to such a degree with such instrument'?
as lead this board to the conclusion
that It constituted cruelty and that the
outgoing officer was instrumental in
and had personal knowledge of such
RAWHIDE WHIP USED.
"One rawhide whip two feet in
length from tip to tip, one and five
eighths inches in circumference and
over half an inch in diameter, and one
other rawhide whip twenty inches in
length, two and one half inches in cir
cumference and three-quarters of aa
inch in diameter, were the instruments
used In such flogging. Both whips
bear evidence of much use. The end
of the shorter but thicker whip bears
evidence of having been worn out in
"The outgoing managing officer ad
mitted using these whips herself and
causing others to use them iu
punishment of the inmates. These
whips are now on file in the office cf
this board. The 'strong chairs were
broken up and destroyed at the insti
tution by the committee of this board
which investigated the matter.
CLAIM PrSlSHMEXT A ITIIORIZED,
"6. When reminded of such miscou
duct In office she sought to justify hei i
self by claiming she had authority
from the individual members pf tne
board therefor in conversations held
with them. In every alleged conversa
tion she had been . expressly, contra
dicted by the member or members of
the board concerned.
"The board states upon the unani
mous authority of all its members
that no political influence and no
effort by any politician or other per
son concerned in the state government
or in party affairs has influenced or
attempted to influence the board in
Its request for the resignation of sum
"All the influence that has been
brought to bear upon any members
has without exception been to recon
sider its action and reinstate her as
such managing officer. No political
consideration of any kind caused this
requisition for her resignation."
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There will be communion and Lord's
supper services tomorrow at Broadway
Presbyterian church. The pastors
sermon theme will be "Rest In the
Lord." The evening service will be oti
the church lawn. W. C. Robb will de
liver an address on "The English
Bible" at the service at South Park
chapel In the evening.
The church of the brethern of
Dunkards will hold its regular meet
ing tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 In tue
Union Congregational church at Forty-
first street and Third avenue, Molln
Rev. D. E. Eshelman "of Lowpoint, 111
will preach on "Seeking the Lost. '
Trinity Episcopal church. Nine
teenth street and Sixth avenue. Rev.
Granville H. Sherwood, rector. Sun
day school at 9:30 a. m. Services at
7:30 and 10:45 a. m.
Zion Swedish Lutheran, Forty-fifth
street and Seventh avenue. Rev. N. J.
Forsberg, pastor. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Morning theme.
"Christ's Power to Save." Evening
theme, "Why Doctrine and Life Should
Correspond One With the Other.'
German Evangelical, Ninth street.
between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Rev.
F. J. Rolf, pastor. Sunday school at
:15 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:80 p. m.
Grace English Lutheran, corner For
ty-fourth street and Seventh avenue.
Rev. Ira O. Nothatein, pastor. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Services at
10:45 a. m. and 7:00 p. m. Morning
theme, "The Test of Conscience."
Evening, "The Message of the Flov-ers.-
First Swedish Lutheran, corner Four- j
teenth street and Fourth avenue. Rev.
S. G. Hagglund, pastor. Services at
10:45 a. m. and 7: 45 p. m.
German Lutheran, corner Twentieth
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. Ph. Wil
helm, pastor. Services at 10 a. m.
Regular meeting in the afternoon at
Memorial Christian, corner Third
avenue and Fifteenth street Rev. E.
T. McFarland. castor. Graded bible
school at 9:30 a. m. Junior Christian
Endeavor at 2:30 . m. and Senior
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. Serv
ices at iu:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Second Christian, corner Sixth street
and Thirteenth avenue. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m., Ross B. Rich-
hart, superintendent. Services at
Third Christian, Fourteenth venue
and Thirty-ninth street. cunday
school at 9:30 a. m.. Dr. J. II. Nich
ols, superintendent. Bible school at
9:30 a. m. Services at 7:30 p. m.
Central Presbyterian, corner Twelfth
street and Eleventh avenue. Rev. Mar
lon Humphreys, pastor. Sunday school
at 9:30 a. m. Christian Endeavor at
7:00. Services at 10:45 a. m. and 3
p. m. Morning theme. The Just Suf
fering for the TJnJusL" Evening,
"Sin's Weakening Grip."
Aiken street chapel, Aiken street.
South Rock Island. Sunday school at
2:30 p. m. J. H. Cleland, superintend
ent emeritus. J. M, Bond, superin
tendent. Broadway Presbyterian, corner of
Twenty-third street aid Seventh ave
nue. Rev. W. S. Marquis, .pastor; Rev.
W. G. Oglevee, assistant. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m- Services at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. tn. Young People's
meeting at C:45. Theme, "Rest in the
Lord." Open air service in the even
ing. South Park Presbyterian, corner of
Thirtieth street and Fifteenth avenue,
in connection with Broadway Presby
terian church. Rev. W. G. Oglevee,
pastor. Sunday school at 2:30. Young
People's meeting and evening service
at 7:30 o'clock, led by W. C. Robb.
Theme, "The English Bible."
United Presbyterian, Third avenue
and Fourteenth street. Rev. J. L.
Vance, pastor. Sunday school at 9:30
a. in. Young People's meeting at
0:30. Services at 10:30 a- m. and 7.00
p. m. The Rev. W. L. Chisholm of
McClellan Heights will preach at even
First Methodist, corner Fifth ave
nue and Nineteenth street, Rev. T. E.
Newland, pastor. Sunday school at
9:30 a. xa. Services at 10:45 a. m. and
8:00 p. m. Epworth league at 6:45 p.
m. Morning theme, "Practicing the
Presence of Christ."
Spencer Memorial Methodist, corner
Forty-third street.and Seventh averfue.
Rev. F. E. Shult, pastor. Sunday school
at 9:30 a. m. Services at 10:45 a.
Lpx and 7:30 p. m. Morning tneme,
"After God's Own Heart." Evening
theme, "God's Requirements."
German Methodist, corner Four
teenth street and Sixth avenue. Rev.
William Schoenig, pastor. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Services at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Free Methodist, Ninth avenue and
Fifteenth street. Rev. H. C. Willing,
pastor. Sunday scnooi at y:4o a. m.
Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Wyman A. M. E. Mission, Thirteenth
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. S. Mc
Dowell, pastor. Services at 11 a. m.
and 3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
ner Second avenue and Fourteenth
street. Dean J. J. Quinn, rector; Rev.
William P. Cleary. assistant. Masses
at 7:30, 8:30 and 10:30 a. m. Sunday
school at 9:10 a. m.
West End Sunday school, 700
Sixth street. Sunday school at 2:30
p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday
evening at 7:30. W. B. Barker,
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
829 Twenty-third street. Services
Sunday at 10:45 a. m. Subject for
morning service, "Sacrament." Sun
day school following morning ser
vice. Wednesday evening testimon
ial service at 7:45. Reading rooms
in tho church open dally except Sun
day from 2 to 4 p. m. The public is
cordially Invited to all services.
Church of Jesus Christ, Latter
Day Saints (Utah Mormons), I. O.
O. F. hall In London building. Sun
day school at 2 p. m. Preaching
service at 2:15 p. m. John Frank,
Bishop Waldcn's 50
Years in Ministry
First Baptist, corner Third avenue
and Fifteenth street. Rev. H. W. Reed,
pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. B.
Y. P. U. at 6:30 p. m. Services at 10:45
Dr. C- E. Taylor will preach.
Second Baptist, corner Tenth street
and Sixth avenue. Rev. J. K. Swain,
pastor. Services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 12:30 p.
m. B. Y. P. U. at 630 p. m.
Swedish Baptist, corner Twenty-first
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. D. Holm
berg, pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a.
m. Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45
Edge wood Baptist, corner Forty
fourth street and Fifth avenue. Sun
day school at 9:15; Joe Wlllmer, su-
i . . . '
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic,
Twenty-eighth street and Fifth ave
nue. Rev. J. F. Lockney, pastor.
day scool at 9:45. Joe Wellner, super
St. Paul's Belgian Roman Catho
lic, Twenty-fourth street and Eighth-and-a-half
avenue. Mass at 8 and
10 a. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m.
Vespers at 3.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic, cor
ner of Fourth avenue and Twenty-
second street. Father Adolph Geyer,
pastor. Mass at 8 and 10:30 a. m.
St, Joseph's Roman Catholic, cor-
Fifty odd years in the service of
the Master through the channels of
Methodism, is the record of Bishop
John M. Walden of Cincinnati, who
has been visiting in Rock Island.
The bishop has Been four score years
of life and still Is able to accomplish
a great deal of work, as his physical
vigor and mental and moral condi
tion is still unimpaired by age. It
was just 52 years ago that
John M. Walden, then a circuit rid
er in territory around Cincinnati and
Miss Martha Young were united in
marriage at Cheviot, Ohio.
In the year of their marriage, the
third of July fell on Sunday and
after the conclusion of the evening
service which was conducted by a
presiding elder of the church, the
marriage was performed In the pes
ence of the audience which had as
sembled for worship. The couple.
attended by relatives of the bride,
walked up the aisle while the con
gregation was singing a hymn. The
presiding elder read the sample mar
riage service, the vows were taken
and the couple left the edifice
through a rear passage. Another
hymn was sung and the congrega
tion was dismissed in the usual way
and were then free to discuss the
marriage of the youthful minister
and his bride.
Cincinnati and the surrounding
districts have ever been the home of
John M. Walden and though he has
been sent as a general superintend
ent Into Mexico, South America,
Europe and Asia, as well as to ev
ery mission and . conference in the
United States, he has ever returned
to that city. He has been a pastor,
secretary of the Freed men's Aid as
sociation, publishing agent and gen
eral superintendent during his min
istry and has done much good in the
community and In the Methodist
church. His application to detail
and his ability to .scent public need I
in books, papers and other publica
tions, have placed the great value
upon his service.
It was in the year 1858 that he
began his career In the ministry af
ter having devoted some time to
journalism and politics. He began
as pastor at a church in North Bend,
Ohio aud two yeears later accepted
the pastorate ,ot the York Street
church in Cincinnati. During the
war he musiercd a hom-guard and
defended the city with his 'regiment
against the Inroads of John Morgan
and hi band. The title of "Colonel"
is rightly his, but the more dignified
title of "bishop" has ever crowded
it Into the background. In 1864 he
was voted the editorship of the "Dally
Advocate by the general conference
and four years later as one of the
publishing agtnts of the Western
Methodist Book concern. For 16
years he directed the publication
of that instrument. In 1884 he was
made bif hop and In his years of ser
vice in that capacity has been presi
dent and has administered the af
fairs of each conference and mission
in the United States at least once
and many of them two and three
times. His work in China and the
subsequent treatise on the work in
that country have taken prominent
place in hlrf work. His work for
the negro will be a lasting monument
to his memory.
And so fifty-two years ago Pish' p
John M. Walden and his bride left
Cheviot, Ohio on their honeymoon
which extended as far north as St
Paul, and from that point along tha
MiHsldsippi and back to his home in
The bishop may be found any day
while he Is in Cincinnati working la
the publication office and he works
as hard as any man. Age apparent
ly causes no diminution on his men
tal acumen or physical vigor.
At the Y, M. C. A.
The subject for the boys' meeting tt
the Y. M. C A. tomorrow afternoon
is "Out Camping With the Israelites,"
being a study of the camp life of thii
ancient nation In the days whf-n they
liven in tents. The meeting is at 2:3'),
arid Is open to all boys.
Boys Have Swim,
The y. M. C. A. boys had their regu
lar trip to the canal for a swlrn yester
day afternoon, about the unual num
ber going. The water was fine. Th i
next swim will be on next Tuesday
afternoon, leaving the b'llldlng at 2
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