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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912.
Endorsing Resolution Adopted
Thig Morning at County
H. B. HAYDEN IS SPONSOR
Regular Program of Day Includes In
structive Lectures by Dr. Caff
man and Miss Fox.
"Resolved, That we. the teachers of
Hock Island county In institute as
sembled, hereby go on record as fav
oring the plan of the organization to
be known as the Illinois Federation of
The foregoing resolution was pre
sented ty Principal A. J. Burton to i
the morning session of the county in
Hltute now being held at the high
school and was unanimously adopted
by the teachers of the county after
Superintendent Hayden had been
yielded the floor by Superintendent
Ferguson to explain the nature and ,
purpose of the federation. !
Mr. Hayden stated that the orpani-
ration would be a branch of the state
hfr of the federation would he entit
led to the benefits and privileges of
tliat organization. "The object," he
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all t!., t.-achers of the state especial-
l.v as reman s remedial . d., at..oI)a 1-.
,"1!"",.- Ve Wimt a:l orgauizatloii
tlt will do things in a systematic j
husmcss like manner." j
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The plan of the federation has been '
suliinilted In ull i,t ilu uu'i
nations of the state and has been !
ratified by them. This summer its;
nature and purpose has hven present-j
en to me leacners assembled in coun- j
tv InstilutCH over the Ktat-
tic-ally all have endorsed it
In casr the federation i formed as
K-etns probable, it will put out a
monthly publication to be known as
the Illinois Teachers' magazine. The
publication is to deal chiefly with
school news over the state, to ac
quaint th teachers of one section
with thoe cf another, and to pre-K-
nt to all. lhln-'i that are foremost in
Hie manner tf reipedWl educational
legislation, anil fh-.rt by insure th- ac
tive support of practically all of the
te.M hers in securing favorable legis
lation. Ir. Lotus fofTiiian prefaced his lec
tv.re this morning with a few remarks
concerning the movement. He 8;4i,i '
that for C.'i years, remedial 1 gislu
tioit had bee n advocati-d by the teach
ers hcie and ih'ie? but nracticallv
fioihinij had been accomplished be-
:uhi of the lack of organization. '
'The bl ime rests largely upon the j
teachers." he said.
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Launching Into his theme proper, j
Dr. CofTman continued the discussion
., . '" '""'" """jit; the foot ball plaver does not learn
drill recitation. I
"Kvery act counts In our j,,;. j to pass the foot ball by thinking about
he dec lared. "Have the children o. ' ,,,,h require days and days of
the first dav what vou c-xoect thein repetition and practice. Dr. James in
to do throughout the year. This -his philosophy aya that we learu t j i
sometimes causes a little turmoil Just - swim in winter, and to skate in sum-j Rock Island's beautiful new post
nt first, but in the end win? respect mer. What he means is that by think- office was this afternoon thrown open
if one is absolute ly fair in insisting j ing of tbes acts we may learn more to the public, and citizens were given
upon these habits." j readily to perform them. jtheir first opportunity to view the in
fo Illustrate. h told the story of i miiiukh ec i;s hv. j terior of the new $200,000 structure.
Hip Van Winkle who took one drink; "New habits are not formed from a! The various offices have not been
and said he would not count that one; I
he took another and In like manner 1
not court it. As a matter of
however, every drink did count ;
llb the well known result. And no
il is with our habits, he contendd. j
.no one has any tnonctits. commits j
any aci, or nas any reelings mat are ;
not stored away in the lower centers
al ui (u. iimib in,!-, mrre 10 remain ,
t.ntll th.'V come forth least expected, j
Ir. CofTman Illustrated this by a ; b. as rational as possible, and he
number of specific instances. One wat fere the drill should come the motive
cf a girl who had been a servant in for the drill."
the home of a Hebrew instructor. The
K irl had heard him read and read, but
understood not a word of what ho
rc-ad. Later on her mind bcanie af
fected anj she would reclt" passage
uft-.-r passage of Hebrew she had
heard the professor read. The alien
lts were puzzled and they investi
gated and learned of her stay in the
home where she had heard so much i
tne language. me Higher nerve !
centers naa given away, and in the noon ancj pr. CofTman delivered an
h.wer was stored the impressions she other address on education,
bad received from heartn.; a language Tomorrow afternoon. Superlnten
wbich she did not understand. Ferguson will meet the district
Other cases were cited where crlm- trachers of the county at .1:35. The
lnals had come undtr the Influence of; last session will be hld Friday.
ii'iunr, and me lower centers had
anain teen allowed to assert them
selves while damaging revelations
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hrium from fevers with the same re-1
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leB than his best, to think anything.
ha than his best, for sometime these
thirds w ill croo out least exnected
.Hid ir.av cause lia mhrmnl
I'r. CofTman took Issue with those
people ho l)(.ii..ve that the child's
I-c-rnMiality should not be Interfered
wlth. but that the child should
the greatest freedom to follow
C ut bis own deelrf I! rirlar1 that I
WOODS VISITS ROCK
ISLAND AND MOLINE
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Harry Woods of Chicago, democrat
ic candidate for secretary of state.
came to Rock Inland last night from
Eiggsville, Henderson county, where
he spoke yesterday at the Harvest
Home picnic, and spent today in Rock
Island and Mo meefIr)g a8 many
cMwjM a8 he rouM in tne 8hort BDace
of limo allotu.d hun. ur. Woods is an j
makes a 1
goes. lie has ncvpr hold a public of-
ir.ee. although he has been prominent
ln tne p0iltlcs 0r tnlcago for manv
He was bcra ,n Canada iQ
and caiue lo Illinojs wkh h,g
mother in 1877 at thp age of 14. He I
Wa8 calw on b nr.ct.BB,ty to ai1 ,n :
th gupport of , mo,h?r aud found I
employment as a messenger. His rise j
in the commercial world has been!
men. gradual but certain.
In 1800 he embarked in the grain
trade and remains in it to the pres -
ont day and the interest taken in his :
candidacy by his fellow members both i
ln the Illinois and National Grain1'
Dealers' association bespeaks his
popularity and the esteem in which he
is held by his associates in the grain
trade. Throughout the state many
farmers are rallying to his support
as his business has brought him in
close touch with thein.
In the primaries Mr. Woods
ried 76 out of lul counties ia
i hero was not an even chance that the
child would be honest, and asked how
many boys would take a bath if their
sir th" matter had never been !
mterr red with. He contended that
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one oi u.o reasons ior me existence en(, came lo her a8Siance and medi
of the public schools was to inter-! ra, assistance was called for her.
fire wi!h these natural desires f the .
child, to change the child's personal-!
HniT not TillMilNr;.
"Habits of action are not acquired I
by mere thinking," the speaker con-'
tinu-d. "The girl does not learn to
,,iay the piano by Just thinking about!
combination of habits. Large, habits :
up into smaller ones, but not .
the reverse. We acquire new habits
when we are at
our best physically,
it- i. i,,- ..u-,, ,h.,
the time of day a subject comes has
nothing to do with the
prPg8 tn that subject. Oftentimes
there is a lack of motive or stimulus -
or motive to work.
concluding the drill recitation
ossarr. hut every drill should
The manner In which drilU fail vas
illustrated by the Ftnry of the child
who had been assigned to write "not
hav? went, but have gone." who at the
end of the hur.drcd'h time turned th
paper over ar.d wrote on t!-.e back.
"Teacher, I have went home."
Mips Fox eave a oractical talk on
the teaching of numbers in the lower
rxades. She sooke a-'ain in the af;er-
i ADDITIO II. HK.CiHTRATlOV
Koek Island Irma L. Close; Jen
, nie M Cronholm.
Moline Mattie Anderson. Ruth P.
Jm Maude D MediH
TFCI1KR SOT Plinr.HF.CJIVE.
"The teaching population is ex
ceedingly conservative." said Dr. CofT
man in his address yesterday after-
"Of all the novelties and new
8"b-Vr'9 ,hat have b"n c into
:the c"""'" a result of this or
( ,hat aR'tatlon- teaching popula-
my knowledge has neer tak-
"I am not criticising the introduc -
'Ton of manual training or domestic
science. Their adoption in the courre
of study follows as naturally as nicht '
follows day. I do not believe, howev-; Mollne Greek Fined,
er. that th schools should be a dump- J Gus Cbockas. a Greek who has been
Ing grotr.d for all the fads prom ulga t- j running a boardtr.g house on Second
ed by the different organizations avenue between Seventh and Eighth
merely because cf the intimate rela-1 streets. Moline, mas fined this morning
tiens existir.s between the school and : in tbe pclice court of that city $.j3 i'i
.ether institutions. There should be4for selling liquor without licence.
something vital about every subject
introduced into the curriculum."
DISCI SS THE DRAMA.
Miss Fox following' her discussion
of story values at the morning period
took up the dramatization of the story
in the afternoon. She took the story
of Charlemagne's court as an exam-
pie. and explained how she would I
Owing to the heavy enrollment of
the first day, only a bare half hundred
names were added to the list through
out all of yesterday. The assembly
at the afternoon session was the larg
est day assembly yet, filling all of the
front half of the high school auditor
ium and the greater portion of that
back of the aisle. Those who enrolled
yesterday afternoon follow:
Rock Island Esther Edwall, Vir
ginia S. Ballard, Edith Peck.
Mollne Mary Ann Brennan, Elea
nor Scott, Elizabeth Martin, Estelle
Long. Mary L. Stoltenberg. Mabel
Alsterlund, Grace Putnam, Mary B.
Wilson, Lettie M. Henry. Grace
Weatherhead. Lucy D. Evans, Adeline j Connelly has called a meeting of the
Caughey, Hannah Johnson. ! members of the association for Satur-
County Maude McDonald. Myrtle i day morning at 10 o'clock. In accord
L. Broqutst, Blanche Blakely, Mary ance with the resolution, one demo
Walsh, Hazel McDonald, Anna'crat and one republican will be recom-
Schwegler, Luella Hoddard, Maude
MILAN WOMAN IS
Mrs. Thomas Willhite Is In
jured When Removing a
THREATENS HER HOME
Overflows During Her Absence
and Flames Are Licking Walls
When She Finds It.
Mrs. Thomas Willhite of Milan was
j painfully burned this morning at her
!home when Bhe attempted to remove
' a gasoline stove .from the house to
prevent a conflagration. Fortunately I
her clothing was not ignited and on-
"Pr race ana hands were searpd.
but the injuries to these were deep
and she is prostrated at her home
through the excitement and her in
juries. PICKS I P STOVE.
Mrs. Willhite was using the stove
this morning and during her absence i
car-1 from the room the gasoline overflow
the j into the pan beneath the stove, and
itniting there, flared up and when
i Mrs. Willhite reentered the room, the
flames were licking up the wall and
threatened any moment to ignite the
home. Quick to see the danger, she
picked up the stove and rushed out
or doors wlth lt heedless of her own
8afety. Neighbors heard her screams i
OPEN HOUSE ATM
Handsome Structure Ready for
Public Inspection This After
noon and Evening.
fitted out as yet, and all of the fixtures
have not arrived, but in spite of this I
fact an excellent idea may be gained;
of the building and the anoearance It i
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pli te. I
A large number of people inspected
the building this afternoon,
shown through the building by Post
(master H. A. J.
Postmaster O. P. Olson, and a number
of assistants. A number of govern-
mc nt representatives from outside : peared on the surface of the liquid
points arrived in the city this morn-! and suddenly burst, the hot metal run
ing, among them being Postmasters j nlng down the unfortunate man's leg
Constantine of Aurora and Clyne of : and settling in his shoe. The flesh
.loliet. The interior presented a beau-: was burned almost to the bone
tiful appearance, a profusion of flow-; Screaming with agony, the unfortu
rs and patriotic colors being used ln j nate man was taken to his home and
the decorative scheme. An orchestra, j a physician summoned. He will be
stationed on the mam floor, added a fes-:
tive air to the occasion. It is expect
ed that the greatest number of peonle
will visit th hn)M;r-i this
The pottoffice will be open until 9
WITH SWITCH ENGINE
An east bound extra freight on the
Rock Island last night collided with a
Rock Island switch engine in the Mo
line yards, about 9 o'clock, derailing
and badly smashing three cars on the
through train. The wrecker was call
ed out and the damage repaired in
The reason for the collision Is
somewhat of a mystery, but it is be
lieved that the switching crew were i :
: unaware of the fact that a special was
coming through, and consequently,
did not have time enough to get out
of the way.
There was a slight wreck on the
Missouri division last night, bc-low
: Muscatine when a freight train was
derailed. The accident was not serious.
SELECT PLAN TO
County Bar Association's Spe-
cial Committee Holds
WILL HAVE A PRIMARY
Democratic and Republican Parties
Each to Have a Man in Feld
for Circuit Judge.
In accordance with a resolution
adopted this noon at the meeting of
the special committee of the Rock Is
land County Ear association, held at
the Pock Island club. President B. n.
mended, respectively, to the other bar
associations of the circuit The reso
TEXT OP RESOI.VTIOV.
"Resolved, That this committee
recommend that a meeting of the bar
association be Immediately called by
the president for next Saturday at 10
o'clock a. m., at the court house, and
that a preliminary primary of the law
yers of this county in active practice
and members of this bar association
be held on that day under the super
vision of the president and secretary,
for the purpose of voting upon candi
dates of each political party for judge
to fill the judicial vacancy existing in
this circuit: that the voting be by bal
lot, the polls to be kept open till 4
o'clock of that day.
"Upon closing of the polls, the presi
dent and secretary shall canvass the
vote, and if it shall appear that a can
didate for each party shall have re
ceived a majority of all the votes cast
of each party, thereat, then such candi
date shall be the candidate recom
mended by this bar association to the
other bar associations of this circufr,
as the candidate who should he elect
ed judge at the election called to fill
MAT HAVE TWO ELECTION!.
"But if it shall appear by such can
vass that no candidate has received a
majority of all the votes of his po
litical party cast thereat, then there
shall be held on next Monday a final
primary, at which the two candidates
of each political party who shall have
received the highest vote at the pre-.
liminary primary shall be voted for by
the lawyers of this county in active
practice and members of this bar as-,
sociation, and at which the polls shall :
be keP Pen from 9 a. m. to 12 m.,
an,l that the candidate of each political '
party who shall receive the highest
vote of said final primary shall be tb
candidate recommended by this bar as
sociation to the other bar associations
of this circuit as the candidate who
should be elected at the election called
to fill such vacancy."
mkmbeks op committee.
The personnel of the committee is:
President B. D. Connelly, Hon. Wil
liam McEniry. J. P. Witter' C. L. Walk
er and Albert Huber of Rock Island;
W. A. Meese, G. A. Shallberg and W. S.
McClurg of Mollne, and Floyd Thomp
son of East Moline.
BY MOLTEN METAL
Frank Arcabasclo, 1510 Forty-sec-
"vi oiiccl, jcaieruay morning, was se-
I VPfplv !n1ll!-o1 IL'han ... 1 . ,
v-.L It . , ... . . ",elal
i"""1" over lne eiue in tne Deere
& Co. plant, Moline, and burned near
ly half fhA unto nf ifo lh it.
! WM taken to Rock Island f ;
Arcabasclo. who ts mnints4 in t,
i found rv m ni n. rv.
beside a vessel which was filled wi 'h
I molten metal A h,,o k..kki l "
unable to walk for some time
Fight Sawdust Fire. j tc back it out for any movement
The fire department was called out ; threatened to make it topple. There
about 2 o'clock this afternoon to fight he had 10 walt until anotner auto
a saw dust fire in the west end near i came along whose occupants were
the boat yards. Fanned by a high!wilUn8 to Sive him a lift. The car
wind, the flames gained considerable ! was successfully extricated.
neadway and the firemen had a hard '
struggle before they were able to get
the blaze under controL There was no ;
Woman Ajudged Insane.
Agnes Lindgren, 1235 Thirty-fifth
street, was adjudged insane this after-
noon at her borne where Judge Olm
sted, Deputy Isaacson and E)rs. F. H.
Gardner and E. Sargent held an In
quisition. The woman is 33 years old
and is addicted to drugs. She was
taken to Watertown.
Want a Representative
To Cover Local Territory
There is big money for
the right person. Man or
woman, young or old. if
you want work for one
hour or eight hours a
day. write at once to
TEE BlTHilCI P18LS31.HG COmVY,
Butterick Building, New York.
IMG & CO
CO OPERATIVE STORE CO. JL M. BOCK ISLAND
LAST THREE DAYS
August Special Sales
Saturday will be the last day of August special sales. This will give you three days to
visit the departments where these sales have been going cn. It will pay you to make one
of these days your bargain shopping day. Saturday is the windup of the following sales:
Our annual August fur sale has
proven a tremendous success
and with still three days to go
we are sure to surpass all ex
pectations. The beautiful line
of furs we are displaying have
proven a great attraction for the
women of the tri-cities. And
then to buy new winter furs at
prices that were marked far be
low the prices of others proved
to be too much of a temptation.
They simply had to buy. A spe
cial for the three closing days:
20 per cent discount on all gen
uine American Mink Furs.
Below are given a few of the many bargains obtainable in our muslin underwear depart
ment. It would be well for you to come and see just what special bargains we have in
store for you.
Embroidery trimmed combina
tion suits in all sizes, values up
LADIES' WAIST SALE
OUR ENTIRE WAIST DEPARTMENT WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE LADIES OF THE
TRI-CITIES FOR ONE DAY, THURSDAY, AUG. 29. FOR THIS ONE DAY YOU HAVE THE
PRIVILEGE OF GOING THROUGH OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF WAISTS AND PURCHASING ANY
WAIST YOU MAY DESIRE AT A DISCOUNT OF 20 PER CENT. THIS IS FOR ONE DAY
ONLY AND INCLUDES ANY KIND OF A WAIST YOU MAY WANT.
TWENTY PER CENT DISCOUNT
ELECTRIC AUTO IS
RUN INTO A DITCH
Forced Off the Road by Larger
Car Which Takes Too Much
of the Highway.
E. D. Fisher of Sears narrowly es
caped serious consequences in an ac
cident which occurred about 8 o'clock
last night when bis electric was
crowded into a ditch by a larger car.
Mr. Fisher was coming west on the
bluff road ln East Moline when the
larger car approached from the oppo
site direction. The electric was
crowded to the edge of the road, the
east bound auto failing to steer out
as far as it should have and could
have done. Mr. Fisher brought his
car to a stop when it was on the verge
of turning over. He was afraid to try
j Andrew Safe to James E. Condon,
! i. tn ki.i, a r,i, t :
j R " R s' hlp to William McLood
part lot 10, block 13, Chicago or lower
Gertrude L. Hance to Charles F.
Degen, part 6-17-1, $1.
Walter E. Tolles to J. W. Keller,
part lot S, Shady Beach addition,
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Wesley vv . Emmons to lierman
v- . . , , K1 ami,K b
Nelson, lot 21, block 3, Smith &.
White's addition, $1,800.
Schafer t Slmonsen to Louis C,
Baron, lots Z and 6, Looker's first ad-!
d ft ion to Hillsdale. $131.
Ixju's C. Earon to Albert C. Baron,
leu 5 and 6, Looker's first addition to
B. Skidmore to Bessie Schwartz.
o. uaiiey ijavenports iourtn
addition. $1.5o0. : views were exceptionally clear and
G. Elmer Blakesly to Walter Karr.lMr. Meese's comments were of a na -
lei 11. Hock 1, Blakely a Twelfth
street addition. $700..
. John D. Btjecher to Ida M. Stephens.
This is what the public has been
saying for the last ten days.
Blankets. Blankets. At the
prices we are selling them
means a great saving on your
purchases for Just three days
remain to secure your blanket
needs. The advance in the cot
ton market Is going to make
blankets cost more this wlyter
thn ever before. Be wise, get
jours while you can get them
cheap. Saturday the last day.
Plain tucked ruffle muslin draw
ers, sell regular at
25c, special m n
part lot 19, all lot 29, block 1. Beech
cr & Walsh's addition. Rock Island, $1.
Joseph B. Oakleaf to Severine An
derson, part 33-13-1. J1.000.
Edward H. Guyer to Susie S. Snow,
lot 2, block 160, East Moline, $350.
Sarah Catherine Steckman to Lin
coln Steckman, lots 1 and 2, block 79,
village of Andalusia, $1.
'Swan A. Iarson to Jens Johansen.
lot 126, Emma D. Velie's addition, Mo
II. T. Wheelock to Emma M. Trux
ell, lot 16, block 4, Columbia park ad
dition. South Moline. $550.
Herman W. Nelson to Wesley W.
Emmons, lot 32, Campbell's park,
Campbell's island, $1,550.
William E. Bailey to Iola C. Piatt,
north 20 feet lot 23, south 25 feet lot j
14. block 2, W. E. Bailey'B Oak Grove
addition. Rock Island, $500.
W. E. Bailey to Helen C. Platte,
north 25 feet lot 22. south 20 feet lot
23 block 2, W. E. Bailey's Oak Grove
addition. Rock Island, $500.
Immanuel Kaspar to Frederick and
Mary Winter, lot 6, block 2, College
heights addition, Rock Island, $1,930.
EARLY HISTORY OF
W. A. Meese of Moline Delivers
Interesting Lecture at the
W. A. Meese of Moline, who for a
number of years has been a devoted
student of Illinois early history, give
tbe first of his illustrated lectures bo-
; fore the county teachers' institute at ;
'8 o'clock last evening. The second and
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concluding lecture will be given Thurs-
, . 7 , . . , . . , ,
day evening in the high school autil-
torium, commencing at 7:4i. '
In his lecture last evening Mr. Meese 1
began with the early discoveries in '
i Illinois and traced the history to the
beginning of the civil war. lie show-,
ed views of the principal landmarks
i of that early day and photographs of ;
- the men who were most nromlnent in
, maViro- tht. M.inr ,.t ti. .tt. tv ,
! t.ir to hnid the. introKt r.r th audi.
erce. At the beginning of the pro -
sram, Professor E. L. Philbrook sang
There still remains exceptional
ly good shoe bargains. As fast
as one line was closed out, we re
placed it with another. We will
crowd ln some rather exception
al bargains for the last three
days. Be sure to get your shoe
supply for the winter. The
prices we are asking are so low
that you cannot realize what Im
mense bargains these are until
you have seen these shoes. Sale
Corset covers, lace and em
broidery trimmed, regular $1.23
and $1.60 values,
a solo and was obliged to respond with
In his lecture Thursday evening Mr.
Meese will discuss the Mormon period
in Illinois, the Black Hawk war and
close bis lecture by showing 14 ex
clusive films from the overy day life
of Abraham Lincoln. The public Is
again extended an invitation to at
tend this lecture.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office
of the mayor, 9 a. m., Sept. 6, 1912,
for paving Twentieth street from Sec
end to Fourth avenue, with asphalt.
Plans and specifications on file at
the office of the city engineer. Con
tractor will be paid In bonds bearing
j 5 per cent interest. All bids must be
accompanied by cash or a certified
check for 10 per cent of the bid.
WALLACE TKEICHLKR. City Engl
eer. H. M. SCHRIVKR. President Board of
Delicious Summer Food
Our rich and nourishing Ice
cream Is to the dainty palaU-.
It is made from high-grade nm- i
terials and proves tufllcifit for tj
a luncheon or supper to children ft
or to those who enjoy a dish o
of this delightful and refresh- (
ing food in any uavor desired O
lTlfl-ITl.S Hero I Avenue.
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