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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, JULY 24, 1911.
MRS. AMIGH NOW
ASKS A HEARING
Dismissed Head of Geneva
School Declares Herself
Victim of Politics.
LIFE DEVOTED TO
Merely Seeks Opportunity to Get
Facts Before Public False
hood, She Says.
Charges that politics alone were re-
sponsible for her dismissal as superin-1
tendent of the State Training School
fnr nirlo In Hpnt-va were made Satur-
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day by Mrs. Ophel.a U Am.gh in a
statement reviewing her 1C years of
work with the home.
She made a Cat denial of all charges
made by the state board of administra-
tlon In the statement issued to the
press July 8.
Mrs. Amigh declared that the mem-
bers of the board themselves do not
believe the statement they issued to
the press, -nd she characterizes the
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ttatement as malicious ana ia.se.
riHt HAH: or stPFLins.
In regard to the purchase of sup-
plies, material and other commodities,
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which the board Faia were unautnon -
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ed on her part, Mrs. Amigh said that
n all cases where emergences made
necessary for her to make purcha
es without first submitting the matter
to the board her action was eithe
sanctioned by custom or by precedents
In similar cases.
The charges of cruelty to inmates of
the school she denounced as false, and
said the chair of which so much was
said by the board In its statement was
designed to restrain a girl from Injur
ing herself or others, but that such
restraint was accomplished without
any physical pain or even discomfort.
XO CHA"CE TO EXPLAIN.
Mrs. Amiga's statement continues:
"They never called me to Springfield
for an Investigation. They never inti
mated that they would take any action
so that I might have a chance to de-
fend myself, but waited until i was ab- j
eent on my vacation and then sent the
demand for my resignation.
"Soon after the Rock Island story of
cruelty and torture came out I was In
Springfield. I told Mr. Whipp I wanted
a thorough Investigation, but he 6eemed
to be afraid of the opposing party, as
he called It, and named Mr. Chiper
fleld, Mr. Shurtleffj and others, and I
saw that he did not want to listen to
anything of the kind. I told bim I was
not afraid of either of the above named
men In a full and fair understanding
of the whole matter.
"I have made no comments in a
spirit of criticism. I have given the
girls as near as possible a mother's
care and guidance, and It remains for
thoae who have done but little or no
, work of this Jiind and who never put a
r foot into this institution to break down
its usefulness to a great extent.
WAJITS FACTS KNOWN.
1 am not asking for consideration,
but I do request a chance to be heard.
I want facts known and the slurs and
, calumny which have been placed on my
reputation in the most vindictive man
ner proved to be what they are per-
Little work or worry pre
paring your picnic baskets
when having convenient a
supply of our "Ready to
Mustard relish, a delicious rel
ish for sandwiches, meats, etc.,
a bottle 10c
Olives, stuffed with pimento
peppers, picnic size
Pickles, fancy sweets,
a bottle 10c
Totted ham. Lobby's especially
fine for sandwiches,
a. "n J5C
Veal loaf with pork and beef,
serve cold, a can 15c
Corned beef hash, put can In
balling water, 15 minutes and
serve hot, a can 15c
Vienna style sausage, with
cereal added, serve hot,
Sardines, E. Green Norwegian
brand, in pure olive oil.
Bismarek herring, very fine.
an appetizer, a can 25c
Hot tamales. Libby's Mexican
style, in husks, ready to
serve, a can jQc
Baked beans, with pork. Sny
der's and Van Camp's.
a can ... 10c, 16c and 20c .
Jelly, IJpplncott'a, pure fruit
all kinds, a glass 10c
Connect your phone with
ours, we will give your order
the same careful attention you
would receive when calling in
person for It.
2207 Fourth Avenue
b lance of troth."
dotted la a seta-
Have you ever felt the wanderlust,
the call of the open places?
For the grim and Ice-packed coast
lines tapped by everlasting snow
When the rushing of the north wind,
where the white-capped comber
AI"1 R V ,iu-es
VWUnrVj Drive the heaving, groaning, tim
bers o'er the racing sea be:ow?
'neath the moonlight? j
When nectar scented, drowsy 6weet,
the vagrant land breeze blows.
And the stars seem flashing jewels In :
the sable dome above you !
! As the rising sun at dawning tints
the eastern sky with rose?
From the northland, where the wolf
: tTom tDe Boutniana wnere me
j,1De breaths beneath a molten
; Corlies thfe ra!1 of fen '&rea on lhe
four 6trong winds of heaven,
the reerlE)? 6hjp3 po ty.
j Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
j TrI-Clty Towel Supply company.
I For express, call Spe.'.er & Trefz.
i i TT-m-, t , i
T W lli'.Sim .Ifinncrr nn vniTT fin ATifi
- - Third" avenue ! consideration to the offer of the .-:-
furnace worn. iib mira avenue. board He fouQd tfae pQgt
H- T- Siemon wanta your tin and pealed to fclm in mjmy ways but
! 'U"xace WOrk; l41528 Fourlfl er considering the matter at lengtn
' ' decided not to sever the ties that have
, iopjib on real estate securltv Al- v. . .i. . j .
B et,WLe i.urn.jr. ai bci '-id him to the Roexford church tor
- l6.rt Huber ppoDie's fCat'onal bank j
erl nu". leu-"eB "suuu'11 uiJ;a period of more than 10 years,
Duilding. Tfae q
, KindlinS wood $3.50 per load at the the most popuIar church men )n
Rock Island Sand and Gravel co-u I u.a i, t,.
p-ny. Old phone 605. j SjostrOTn.s fnends outside of his
Iearn to dance. Graham s dancing ; own congregation are sincerely pleas
school, 703Vs Vt-6t Third street, liy j ed to know that he la to remain be'o
enpoit Old phone Xorth Zhi'j X. I'ri-'
vate or class lessons, day or even.ng. Q0L0 RED MAN IS HELD
The Young People's society of the
German Lutheran cliurch will eivp a:
j ice crt-am sociable on the lawn of me )
church, corner or Fifth atnue and
Twentieth street. Tuesday eening. Re
freshments, 10 cents.
FIGHT AT SALOON
Bartender Is Seriously Cut in
an Encounter With a
BIG POCKET KNIFE USED
Assailant Was Ietectel Trying
I'ilfer Some Wine Glasses and
Jack Hollebasch, bartender at the
Focke saloon on Twenty-fourth
i street anu rourta avenue, was ser-
' iously though not fatally slashed
with a knife
Saturday night by a j -Murpny to piay engagements in tvans
was patronizing the j vl!le Oweneboro, Henderson, New AI-
place. The name of the assailant hany, Jxuisville, Madison and Clncln
could not be learned and as far asjnati. The cities included in the orlgl
ls known the matter was not even j nal route are .New Orleans, Baton
reported to the police. According tojliouire. Natchez. VicUsburg. Greenville,
one of the inmates of the saloon at '
the i. me the trouble occurred, two
strangers walked into the place be
tween 11 and 12 o'clock. Tbe
bought several drinks and were de
tected by the bartender while try
ing to steal some wine glasses.
KNIFE IS FLASHED.
He was not 6low to let them know
that he was next to their little game
and after a wordy battle, a real fight
ensued. One of the pair drew a big
pocket knife which he hurriedly
opened. He then went after Holle
basch. One slash struck home and
the result was a gash from eight to
j ten inches long in the left side of ,rarasou, Edwin Bloom, (2), Mrs. JuMe
j the bartender. The sight of blood j Brown. Mrs. A. Brown, C. A. Ba:-s,
j stopped the fcrap at once and the; John Urust, Mary Burke, Arthur iV.
two strangers made their way out of j Brown. Alfred Cook, (2), Mrs. Elmer
j the saloon without Interference j Crawford, M. A. Cronin, Aaron C
i while attention was given Helle- j Dears, Mrsl(James H. Danskur, M'ss
i basch. A physician wad summoned ! H. K:i;!eraan, Mrs. Charles Erickson
j and the wound was dressed. It is 1 y, Mrs. W. B. I'inneo. George C. Peck,
i believed that the wound would have ; Harry Hawks, H. K. linffington, C"ar
' been fatal had it been an inchience Hoffstadt, Mrs. Ethel Huntcon,
deeper. Miss Ella Johnson, Earl Kief, Misa P.
NO RECORD SET BY
CHANGE LAST NIGHT
Degrees Above Low-
es.t July Mark Prop
Point Take nace.
As a result of the chilly atmosphere j
I of last night many people in the city .
believed that this morning had set a !
decade record for coolness as well as
hotness, but they were mistaken. The
lowest temperature recorded officially
was 55 degrees, while the record is 49. j
It has been below the 55 mark often in
' the past 10 years. Some people also
! thought that the change from the
i weather at 4 o'clock and that at mld
1 night ought to serve as another record,
but again, they were mistaken. At 4
! the thermometer registered 64 degrees.
making the drop one of 29 degrees. The
i afternoon seemed hotter than if t:1v i
was. because of the h?gh humidity of :
! the atmosphere. But record or no rec-'
ord. it was quite a change, and one ;
that is not entirely unwelcome either, j
! Anyone who couldn't sleep last right i
I must have a very guilty conscience 1
troubling him. ;
j Veteran Pastor Is Dead.
Bloomlngton. July 24. Rev. Charlei
; F. W. Sapper, who died in St. Loud
i was for thirty years pastor of he
: German Lutharan church of this city.
He recently retired. He was one ot
tie beet known pastors of that d
j nomination In the west.
SJOSTROM IS NOT
TO ACCEPT PLACE
Eockford Pastor Declines to
Take the Treasureship of
IS ELECTED BY THE BOARD
While It Appeals to Him. lie De
cides Not, Several Ties Bind
ing Him to Church.
f?r"?-!al to The Argus.)
RocV.ford, July 24. Rev. X. P. SjCH-
; trom, pastor of Zion Lutheran church,
of this city, will not become treasur-
f Au?ustaaa college. Rock Island
; Uav,ns, dec,ded to decUne tnat posl.
' tion. to which he was recently elected
! bv the board of directors of the col
I An n m e toj bis e ect
made bv Rev. Sjostrom to nis consre-
j nation at the morning service Sunday.
,It was received with joyful maniro3-
tations by members of the church, wft-j
have been anxiously awaiting his de-'
cision ever since his election.
q . "IT " " " " rarefPl!
' Rev, Sjostrom pae most careful i
ivni Tlmmnc Twit slii
Receiving stolen property is the
charge -which has been lodged
against Will Thomas, colored, who
was arrested Saturday night while
trying to dispose of several articles
of clothing. His case was continued
i till Thursday and he is being held in
default of $1,000 bonds. Other
charges may be preferred against the
prisoner, as it is thought that he
himself stole some of the articles.
MURPHY ON RIVER TOUR.
Tim Murphy has accepted Brooke R.
Ransome's offer of a tour of the rive""
cities of the Mississippi valley on a
huge steamer converted into a floating
theatre, conditionally on his ability to
cancel contracts for his appearance in
the leading theatres in the .cities in
cluded along the route. Mr. Ransorhe
now wishes to add to his original offer
an extended trip up the Ohio for Mr.
Arkansas City, Helena, Memphis, Cairo.
Paducah, St. Ivu:s, Alton, Hannibal,
Quir.cy, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Bur
lington, Muscatine, Rock Island, Mo.
line. Davenport, Clinton, Dubuque,
Prairie u Chien, DaCrosse, Winona,
Wabasha, Red Wing, St. Paul and Min
neapolis. The steamer will be called
the Judge Barmalee ofter Mr. Murphy's
character in "The New Code," the com
edy he is to present the coming eea
son. Advertised Letters.
Ed T. Allen, C. B. Anderson, Apple
ton Manufacturing Co, Barney AU-
Livingston, Clifford Ludwick, Joe Lock,
j Swan Marie. Miss Mamie Monroe, R
: S. Mo.-ig. Florence Meyers, C. M. X!c
. Kean, Emma McCormick, John O'Mal
i ley. rs. W. B. Pineo. George C Peck.
Leon Parrott, Roy S. Richards, Edward
Ragan. J. G. Sutter, Frank Staggs, C.
Swedback. John Henry Sherman, Miss
).jrtie sstarr, uessie fcommer. H;m
Steinbere. Ed Wilson Will-is S Wren
Mrs. W. P. Webb, D. E. Waters, WU-
her R. Williams. Foreign Mi'e Balac,
Stevo Borcic, Trom E. Beitler, Ome.-ee
DePamo. Signor Vito DeCarto, Miss
T. Fildman, Farmer Gumtau, Frau MIl"
- J Studen, Miss Frieda Schroeler
R - chara ol:mar. Miss Mary ilsou.
J- A. H. M DONALD, p. M.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received up to 9 a. m.
July 31, 1S11. at the mayor's office.
Rock Island, 111., for the complete in
stallation at the pumping station of the
Ore 75-horse power high duty simple
T.g.ne, cireci consecTea
6taft centrifugal pump.
Ee 15-inch submerged centrifugal
fumP - opacity 7,000 G. P. M, with the
necessary supports and bearings, for
re vrfral transmission shaft,
ne 30x1 5-inch flange tee, with one
esa capped, and one length cf 15-Inch
discharge pipe, approximately 10 feet
Bids mast be accompanied bv a cer
tified check of 500.
H. M. SCHRrVER, Mayor.
news an the time The
I THE 3
MEET FOR BOYS
Will Be Held Sept. 4 Under
Auspices of Memorial
MUST BE BIBLE STUDENTS
Those Who Are Enrolled in Study
Classes Are Kligible to Com
Iete Many Irizes.
To Instill interest in bible school
work and to increase the attendance,
the leaders of the bible school in Me
morial Christian church have start
ed plans for a first annual athletic
meet for boys, to be held at the Rock
Island exposition grounds. Labor
day, Sept. 4. The meet is to be un
der the direction of the Memorial
Brotherhood Athletic association and
the boys of the First and Second
Christian Mission Bible schools of
Rock Island and of the First Chris
tion Bible school of Moline are eli
gible. However, only the boys who
I have attended bible school for four
consecutive Sundays will be allowed
EVENTS FOR ALU
There Is an age limit of 19 years
for the competitors, but the events
are divided according to weights.
Slje IBerk in tip
Aiken Street Chapel. The Ladies'
Sewing society will serve supper at the
Watch Tower Wednesday at 7 p. m.
Members and their families are In
vited. Trinity Episcopal Church. Tuesday,
St. James' day, the Holy communion
w ill be celebrated at 7 a. m.
The Woman's auxiliary will meet
with Mrs. Anna Magutre, 749 Thirtieth
street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Friday at 9:20 a. m. prayer service
will be held.
Spencer Memorial Methodist The
Y. L. A. society will meet this evening
at the home of the Misses Hazel and
Geneva McCabe, Seventh avenue and
A. Snap if
Three acres on Eigh
teenth avenue acid
Five-room house and
barn, good orchard.
If cnt into lots will
make 14 lots with
four corner lots. Call
and see owner.
A. G. Cramer
934 Twenty-second St.
Old Phone 1267-Y.
Never was there a better opportunity for economizing than is of
fered now by
Our Semi-Annual Clearing Sale
oj Women 9s Outer Garments
Doubtless you have read and heard about this great sale. But
have you profited f
"When you consider the quality of the garments we sell when
you consider the large assortments to choose from when you
consider how low our regular prices are then you will realize
as hundreds of women are doing daily that this is the most im
portant bargain event of the year.
It's a decisive clearance of all
Cloth, Satin and White Serge Suits
Foulard, Pongee and Cloth Dresses
Serge, Linen and Silk Coata.
Garments that are particularly desirable for cool days an3 earlyj
fall, together with our entire stock of warm weather wearables. ,
Wash Dresses, Lingerie Dresses, Kimonas,
Dressing Sacqnes, Petticoats, Waists, Skirts
!New bargains added every day, broken assortments are condens
ed and prices further reduced, so that if vou could not come
yesterday or today you will fare equally well by coming tomor-
row- . t . -iLi' '
JLJ a j JL.JEL
Dashes as well as distance runs,
have been arranged In that way. Val
uable trophies will be put up for the
winners in each event. The announce
ment of prizes will be made later.
All entries must be In by Sept. 3.
Boys who are not now members of
any bible school are invited to en
roll at once and get In line for the
TO BE A5Jfr.1t AFFAIR.
W. R. Wells lg chairman of the
athletic committee and any boy who
wishes further information may con
sult with him or with W. A. Schaef
fer, who is president of the bible
class. The leaders expect to enlarge
on the program next year and in
clude in the list of entries members
of any bible school in the city pro
vided they attend regularly. It Is
the plan to organize a city athletic
church league, such as other cities
have organized. The plan has been
successful and besides bringing the
boys into the bible schools, it instills
in their lives the spirit of true
PROGRAM OF EVENTS.
Any boy may compete In all events
but he will be allowed to carry off
only one grand trophy. However,
the boy who piles up the highest
number of points, will be given a
handsome special prize. The win
ners of first, second and third places
will be given pvlzes. The events are
to be as follows:
25-yard dash For boys under 100
50-yard dash For boys under 120
100-yard dash For boys under
The Bible Study class will meet
Prayer meeting Thursday evening.
Choir rehearsal Friday evening.
Zion Swedish Lutheran. The Zion
Lutheran society will give an ice cream
social in the church chapel Thursday
Friday afternoon at 2:30 the Sun
beam society will meet at the home ol
Mrs. Emil Johanson, on Thirty-eighth
Grace English Lutheran. The Re
liance club will meet Thursday even
ing at the home of Mrs. C. E. Nelson,
620 Forty-second street. Rock Island.
First Swedish Lutheran. Board of
deacons will meet this evening with
John Mattson, C12 Fourth avenue.
The men's society will meet tomor
row evening at 8 o'clock with Mr. Mag
nus Peterson, 409 Fourth avenue.
Evening school Wednesday at 7:45
United Presbyterian. The Kate Hill
Missionary society will meet Tuesday
evening at the home of Mis3 Essie
Witt, 1200 Twelfth street.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening.
Friday evening the annual picnic of
the Young People's society will be held
at the Watch Tower. Supper will be
served at 6:20. I
j Central Presbyterian. Midweek ser-
I vice Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in I
! The Woman's Home and Foreign I
; Missionary society will hold their usual !
I meeting at the home of Mrs. O. Leon- ;
jard, 2117 Twelfth street, at 5 o'clock,
j 8upper will be served at 6:30 to which
1 the men are invited.
' Broadway Presbyterian. Ladies"
i prayer meeting Wednesday at 3 p. in.,
j evening prayer meeting at 7:30.
Friday at 8:30 a. m. the Ladles' Mis
j sionary society will meet with Mrs.
; James Carl, 625 Twenty-third street.
JL v " Davenport
225-yard dash For boys under
4 40-yard dash For boys under
One-half mile run For boys un
der 160 pounds.
One mile run For boys under
Running high Jump Open.
Running broad jump Open.
Hammer throw, e'ght pounds
Shot put Three clsases.
The summer season finds us with a
large number of used pianos whlci
can be purchased at low prices. No
pianos will be sold without first being
sent to our workshop so that any nec
essary repairs could be made. All pi
anos delivered in good playing condi
tion. Some of these piano bargain
are like new, on which some has beti
paid, and will be sold for the balance
due. If you think of buying a piano
this is too good for you to paB3 up
without investigation. We have gool
used pianos from $90 and upwards
Call and examine the above at once
Bowlby Music house, 1C11 Second ave-
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A Sense of
adds much to the pleasure of
a journey it is what every
traveler enjoys aboard the
Electric block signals
guard the track. They are
sleepless and infallible senti
nels monarchs whose word
To disobey an electric
block signal means instant
Standard Road of the West
The story of the electric
block signal is a fascinating
one simply told in our little
book, Ala king Travel Safe.
Free on request just address
17. G. NEXMYTO. G. A.
73 W. Jadkaoa Blvd.
P. S. Th Union Pacific U the mm mnd
direct roo( to YmUomrton National
Park. Ah aboat our All'
SAVES DOUBLE HOUSE
Blaze Starts in Iledroom on Second
Floor of M. Melkowitch Resi
dence in West End.
The premises at 1015-1017 Fifth
avenue had a close call from fire
yesterday afternoon when shortly be
fore 2 o'clfK-k a blaze was discovered
in a bedroom on tho second floor.
The prompt arrival of the fire de
partment saved the structure, the
damage being confined to the bed
room in which the fire originated and
the roof directly above it. The houe
is occupied by two families, the fire
starting in the half in which M. Mel
kowitch and family resides.
At 6 o'clock last evening the de
partment was summoned to tho
ruins of the Benson grain warehouse
near the railroad yards nt Twenty
second street. Several half burned
bales of straw left thero after fire of
a week ago had been (pulled again
presumably by engine sparks. No
damage was done.