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THE AKGUB. SATUBDAY, OCTOBEK 17, 1891.
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r TggJMSTglCT SCHOOL
County Superintendent Marshall
Mak s a Vast Improvement.
Alnlforia Nji.ca to be Established
M io C'oarnra of study 4
Honks The Innovation a a 4
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Yr and Second-hand.
LtultM. Satchels, Straps.
pit'.!. Pt-ncll Boxes, Ru'ern, and
everything necessary for school.
jar Barnes- elementary geography for
ltd 15 certs.
foaplete geography for Gnyot's inter-
?5o. 1 ariihnieiic for Felter's primary
oc ve money by getting your school
1717 Second Avenue
J, & REIDY,
for sale .
(arm. Bon h Rock Island.
'irx ruu'b ot ilun.
Port Brron. 111.
;iowk K3n-.a. md Nebraska.
p r burnes corners.
id different parts of the city.
h r de lines, eood inTertmenta.
iur iLree Erst-class Insurance cooa-
' oeconci Avenna. over
Hoape's Tailor Shop.
Space is Reserved for .
Bros., & Schreiner.
The Ai gcs has spoken of County
Suoerinter dent C. B. Marshall's purpose
and plan p improve the district schools
throughout the county and to put them
on a basis similar to tboso of the graded
schools of the city . Realizing the 'ad
vantages c f such a change and having
become saiitfkd from his personal obser
vations of the school work in his own
county, a id investigation of the syste
matic plat 9 in vogue in other counties in
the state, Mr. Marshall determined, with
the consent of the school directors of the
county, to carry his plan into execution.
He therefore met with the district di
rectors throughout the county, explained
bis proposed system to them and the result
is that already a uniform graded system
has been provided for in half the
districts ii the county, and the directors
all over the county have cheerfully and
enthusiast cally cooperated with Mr.
Marshall to the extent that in a short
time the entire county ' will be under a
uniform graded system.
"At the present time," Mr. Marshall
said this niorning, "there is no system or
course of study in ihe district school
work. The teachers work independently
of each other. In manv districts they
divide the school year into three terms.and
some of them hsye es many teachers as
terms. As I said before, the teachers
work independently ot each other, so that
when a new teacher goes into a school he
is obliged to organize from the founda
tion. Thtre is no record o'r anything of
the kind to indicate what the pupils have
done, or of what has been accomplished
by the preceding teacher. The result of
that condition is that the teachers leave
gaps and tiake laps, and the child is not
systematic illy advanced. In the district
school the teachers have been without
guide, graile or system. In the graded
school eac'i teacher has a certain course
of study end a definite amount of work
and the teachers are all within touch
with each other, to that the child is ad
vanced step by step .according to bis
merits, and has credit for what be has ao
complibhec. The average age at which
the pupil Irishes the common branches is
14, sometimes 15, whereas it is not un
common, in fact it is the rule, that we
find pupils in the district schools who have
not complt ted the common branches at 10
and even 13 and 21, and many of them
never complete the common branches.
While this may be due in a measure
to irregular attendance, it is more largely
chargeable to want of system in the work.
The plan e propose to introduce is in
tended to obviate this. At a meeting of
county superintendents held some six or
eight years ago, this matter ws talked
over and a committee appointed to pre
scribe a course of study for the district
schools, an d this committee was assisted
by such set ool men as ex State Superin
tendent Eiwards, Prof. W. 8. Mack,
Prof. W. C. Kay, Supt. W. H. Hatch, of
Moline, and others, and the result of it is
this course of study which I am now in
troducing into the schools. It is no
longer an experiment It is being used
in 75 percent of the counties of the
state. I nave personally inspected the
work in two counties ot the state, by go
ing into the schools and talking with the
county superintendents, the teachers and
pupils, and I was satisfied that the edu
cational stindard had been wonderfully
raised by it use. In a word, the entire
matter can be summed up in a sentence.
It a system is necessary in school wotk,
then the course of study is necessary. If
system is not important, and desirable
then a course of study is not necessary.
The plan to be adopted is valuable to
both teacher and pupil, and especially to
"In connection with the course of study
we use a ' classification regis
ter in which will be shown
the classification or grading of the school
and a complete record of the work done
by each pupil, so that a new teacher is
not obliged to organize the school from
the foundation up. And time is lost in
organizing where the teacher and pupil
are both strangers to each other, and
strangers to the course of study. With
the new system the teacher, with the
classification register In one band and the
course ofl study in the other, can begin
work at once. The further advantage
U that the county superintendent has a
constant supervision of the work. Briefly,
we do away with indefinite tasks and
give to the teacher and the pupil an end
to strive for.
"The cou lty will be divided np into
districts, and a.'course of eighf years' work
prescribed. When the pupils finish the
seven years' work a central examination
will be held. I shall go into each dis
trict and bring together all the pupils
who have finished the seven years work
and hold an examination and all who pass
the examination will be advanced to the
eighth year work. The same will be
true of the final examination after the
eight years' work is completed and those,
then succesf will receive a certificate
of graduation from the common branches
of the district school."
' Incidental to this great improvement.
County Superintendent Marshall urged
the adoption of a uniform system of text
books, and the sentiment was unanimous
that the move be made. Accordingly
each district selected a delegate to a meet
ing which was held in Rock Island a week
ago at Superintendent Marshall's office.
While the county superintendent was
earnest and consistent in his advocacy of
the uniform system he made no recom
mendations as to the text books to be
adopted, and at bis request City Superin
tendent S S Kemble met with the dele
gates who adopted a uniform system of
text books to be used in the district
school" of th county as follows: '
Franklin reader complete series.
(iofi"s arithmetic two book scries.
Bnrnes Keoirraphy i wo boo series.
Language Powell's "How to Talk."
Kte.i te Kellogg' Grammar.
The National MK-ller
PathflMler series in philosophy.
6 lee e's lljgitnic Philosophy.
Now iti&utie standard series is adopted,
Mr. Mtrshnll will make terms with the
publishers so that parents may get the
books lor their children cheaper than
heretofore, and it is believed that wilhin
two or three years there will be practical
uniformity in text books throughout the
county, although no radical change will
be made al oace, but whenever changes
are necessary in the natural course of
school supervision the standard series
will be adopted. The improvement is
one that cannot be too highly commended,
especially when it is taken into considers
ation that there are now in use in the
district schools 13 different series of
readers, nine different geographies, 12
differtnt arithmetics, six different hi'
tor its, nine different speilers, nine phy
Biologies and 10 grammars
Last night Officer Hetter found two
small boys wandering about the streets
crying. He took them to the station
where they gave their names as Oito and
Fred Von Gunden, sged 14 and 12 years
respectively. I: was letrncd Jrora tic
boys that they in company with their
father were on their way from Spr'tDC
field, Mo., to Tama, Wis., where they
have an uncle living. They reached this
city yesterday morning and started north
on the "Q" for their destination in Wis
consin, when between this city and Mo
line the fa'-her went out on the platform
and got off the train. The boys then got
aff at Moline and walked back to this
city in search of their father, and were
picked up by the officer. The father was
afterward found by the police and taken
to the armory, where he gave his name
as Daniel Von Gunden, but beyond say
ing that he was a native of Switzerland
nothing could he learned. He undoubt
edly demented and will be sent on his
way to Wisconsin this evening.
Officer Hetter found Fred Huber and
Joseph Schultz at the corner of Fifteenth
street and Third ayenue with several
others last night, and Huber and Schultz
were apparently fighting. He started to
arrest them to take tbem to the Armory
but Scbul'z broke away and ran. He
then attempted to take Huber, but the
latter tried to explain that they were not
fighting but only showing some wrestling
holds, but it didn't satisfy the officer and
be started to take Huber by force. The
latter resisted and the officer stepped
away from him quickly, and drawing
back his club struck him several vicious
blows across the head, body and arms
and then draged him to the station
This morning Officer Krsuer arrested
Schultz. and Magistrate Wivill fined them
each f 5 and costs.
Officer Kramer picked up a stranger,
claiming to hail from Hillsdale, at the
Burlington depot this morning. The
man seemed to be bewildered and per
sisted in gettine upon tbe tracks.
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pen ter to Conduct a carnentprnml inhhina
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and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete, aiso nis property lor sale or
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J- E- Montrose, Manager.
Wednesday Eve., Oct. 22.
REDPATH STAR CONCERT CIK
Miss Ella M. Chahbirlt".
Tbe Whistling Soloist,
Miss Edith Christie,
Humorous and Dramatic Recitals.
M Jchn t Risen Gilder.
MiSTKE CKOIL, 8 TUBS CI O.
'rgsni rh'sc'w gkotchos,
Prices 35c to $l.fy. Seats on sale at Harper
Reading or writine by artificial light
makes business for opticians, at the best
People will do it, though ; and that's why
they want good lamps.
A good central draft lamp is the
best substitute for sunlight to be had.
Perhaps electricity may someday dis
place them, but today, if you want the
most useful, pretty and suitable thing for
a wedding or anniversary present, proba
bly a good lamp comes nearest to filling
, I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
Gr. M. Loo8LYEx".
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1609 Second Avenne,
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In tbe Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
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A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause tbe loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more tban three times as
much interest besides the
amount invented and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
H. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
OrncB, Rooms 8. 4, 5 and 6 Masonic Temple,
Royal Baking Powder
Has no Equal.
The United States Official Report
Of the Government Baking Powder tests recently made, under
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" F. X. VALADE,
" Public Analyst, Ontario,
'tominion of Canada," '
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JAHNS & BERTELSEN -
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Tinware And Hotjsic FuBnisHiiro Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Oak easleg, something new.
J us. screens,
'Jrape tissue paper is used for all kindf
01 rancy worK.
We now have a laree stock
Xo. 9 dra-wiuLj hocks.
Can't mention them all. Come and seel
Watch for our
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1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
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Hall Stands, Parlor Suits,
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Dr. Mann's Celebratetl Congh Syrnp,
The very best preparation made for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, and" U lang and
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Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 10 and 25c.
Thomas' Celetrated Kidney and Liver FILLS.
These pills aref ist taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidn.y and
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mail, on receipt of price, 25 cents a bottle. Hade only by
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Roc Island III
- Special Shoe Salei-
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
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250 Pair Ladics'f Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST.
Men's Tan Colored Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes,
Regular Price f3.00; ..reduced to tSS
8.50 4.00; t :'sv.75 '.
" V 5.00 5.60; - 8.75
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, " 8.25
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, so eome ear.y
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm 8treet Store, .
8929 Fifth Avenna
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