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TAB ABQUB. WEDNESDAY, APKlLilBj 1896.
YOU. SEE " HEAR MUCH These days about suits being made to order from $10 up. Simon & Mosen- felder for the past seasons have had sev eral of th: best of these Tailoring Agencies who make these cheap clothes "to or der," and we have them still. But do not for a minute think that you are going to get anything better than our own make of goods; not much. These wholesale, tailors want something for their labor so does the agent and the result is that you pay $1 S for a suit to order (and no better fit nor workmanship) for what we charge ou $10. But some people are always ready to pay for experience. Yours for Ready-Made or Made-to-Order, Simon & Mosenfeldcr. One Price Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner. V Branch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth. 111. . yeddlng Gifts ARE THE SOLI nSIIiVKRWARE HEAUTIFL'L IMPORTED VASES, BRIC-A-BRAC. AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN OUK STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S PURSE. II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler. 1703 Second Avenue. JOHI H. PaVUDOaT. PARIDOIV A SOIff Painters and Decorators FAF2S XXAgQZas, CAL&0XXXZ23, tto. CHOP. U9 8roaUtttb St. BOCZ XSLAS2). ILL. "like the others combined. Save 25 per cent cn gasoline over any other stove. See our new Generator stoves. No smoke, no smell, a blue (lime from the start. A lull line, low price and absolute guarantee. Thai's our method of doin business. Come and see us. Allen. AyerS 1811 Second Avenue. EASY TO SELECT FROM LARGE ASSORTMENT OF near tl PABIDOS) Wouldn't be of much use for eating soup. Better for making hay while the sun shines. That's the thirg for you to do. See our line of Jewel Gasoline Stoves. They are the perfection of Gasoline Stoves. More improvements than on all & Company Opposite Harper House AGAIN FOR AMENT. Board of Education Reelects the Present Superintendent. PEOTESTS OF 0TnZEX8 IGJOBED. Dlractora Tarm a OnI Km m gaaial Fatl. tlaae Baqaaailaa; a Chaace la tha Bead af tha Public Schaols, tha Tata Btandtac Taraa to Two. Public protest was ignored by three ol the school directors at the meeting last evening and James E. Ament was chosen to serve at the head of the Rock Island publje schools the coming jear. Mesdames Hamilton and Norris and Dr. C. B. Kinjon supported the pres ent superintendent, while President Robbins and Director Sinnet voted against his reelection. When the matter was brought up several pe titions protesting against the contin: nation of the present Incumbent were read. It was contended that Mr. Ament's administration had not been at all satisfactory either from the point of ability or economy and that the best interest of the schools would be better subserved by his name be- in? not considered for the position. The petitions bore the signatures of two hundred citizens, which were filed awav. At this juncture Mrs. Hamilton advanced her question as to wneiner me soar a oouid legally proceed with the election of a super intendent at this time. It was ex plained that such had been the cus tom in Uock Island for many years. But it was insisted by Mrs. Hamilton that if the statutes did not allow this manner of procedure she was opposed to carrying tho matter any iuru.er ai me preeent. 1 here u qu.te a discussion of the question wnen i rcsnicni ttoobins stated that in justice to Mr. Anient the board should decide as to whether it was favorable to his retention. The su perintendent was present at the meeting and in the midst of the dis cussion he said assunngly: "I don't think any barm would lie done in votn ou the question. Of course I know what tho result will bo," And Ha Did. And the superintendent made no mistake when he said be knew how the vote would stand. Mr. Ament was reelected by a vote of three to two, his supporters being the two luiiei and IT. Kinvon, while PreI dent Kobbms and Mr. Sinnet re corded their votes negatively. Then camo an explanation from Mrs. llatn ilton, who said: The past year has been an unusually successful one in the publio schools, which is, of course, mostly due to the efforts of the teachers. There has been any amount of charges made against our superintendent, and they have in a measure turned publio sentiment against him. Every one of these I have investigated. In fact I have paid a great deal of attention to this subject of late and I have found that without a single exception the charges against Mr. Ament were the result of misapprehension or direct falsehood. ' - Mr. Ament thanked the board very heartily for reelecting him and gave assurauco that be would put his heart and soul into the school work the coming year. President Robbins reminded Mrs Hamilton of hes eudden change in opinion as to the qualifications of Mr. Ament, whereupon Dr. Kinvon cut in and told the president not to oe interrupting the speaker. i am not talking to you." re torted President Robbins. Feeling ran high among the mem bers during the meeting, and DireC' tor Sinnet left immediately after the vote was thkvn, telling the .board that if the fu'ure showed a mj stake had been made with reference ti the superiatoodency anyone Ciiild see bow he voted. Other Dolor.. Truant Officer Sweeney reported that' ha investigated 76 canes of ab sence and truancy during' March Ho caused two children to reenter school and four to be vaccinated. Superintendent Amend report shows five suspensions during March and four instances wherein corporal punishment was resorted to. . He says there was considerable sickness during the month, but not as much as might be expected. The enroll ment shows an increase of 20, and the auperintendent says that one third of the schools are overcrowded. many teachers having 60 enrolled. whereas he claims the number should be at least 20 less. Permission was granted the Loyal Ix-gion to utilize the basement of the no. 4 building once a week. There were applications from sev eral teachers residing in different sections of the state for positions as teacbers in tbo Kock Island schools. All were read and filed away. In this connection Mrs. Hamilton in quired if there was not a rule of the local board opposing the appoint ment of applicants who had no train- log as tutors, it was found that there was no such rule, bat the di rectors believed that the idea was an excellent one. President Bobbins suggested that the board adopt a measure embodying such an idea in the near future. Bills were allowed as follows: fi Part's float S 7 SS r tMbmra 3 au AbiiIcm Bonk asnmi Jobs T Nott.kar a 4S Kock Liana l-ambrr A Maaafactariac Co. 4 a R Crtajpt-m.... 10 4V McCab Rma h IS Pmp'' Power conpany 1 41 1 W Stewart M ;?) tt.k trs O ritm l uir a Trtrpbone eoaipiny 91 I. R Kant' apMratu comgaay.. s ft Umii KitiaKl i 41 1 A Ajmv.1 W o b nTtn.... .. am Ucoiga Klnsitory . .... l au (hailMMaita. ...... s 80 Chmr!e nick.... ........ ...... ............ 10 00 M Yethurr 4 '.3 Sock Ialand Katioaal Bank 640 81 W M HalM? 1 M Raker. wmM & MO til XI 05 Frank Lather 40 UO 1910 74 THE COCBSK OF KB. AMEN T. I km card far tha Iataraat of tka School! to Bla BcappolataMBt. The Argus has not pursued a vindictive attitnde in its course as regards Supt. Ament. Its aim has been during the past year, as it has always been, to advance the interest of the Rock Island public schools. Our common school system has never had a stauncher. more steadfast friend than Th Argus has always sought to be. In its entire criti cism of Mr. Ament it has been guided solely by its duty to the schools, and during the last few months it has been repeatedly appealed to to con tinue its exposure of Mr. Ament' method. It has retrained irom do ing so systematically, not because it believed it bad made any mistake In what it had done, bnt because as surances had come to it that three members of the board were con vinced that Mr. Ament was not -the man for superintendent, and that further criticism of him was unnec essary and might only tend to com plete the disruption of the school government which he had started. V hue it was represented that The Argcs had aucceeded in curbing Mr. Ament's disposition and that he had acted more affable toward his corps of teachers, yet The Argus knows that it had from the first discerned his true character and that his after demeanor was purely superficial. Bat it relied on tbe good judgment of the majority of the board to do its duty in the interests of the schools. rattier tnan by surrendering to him to sustain what Mr. Ament has al ways boasted of bis power to "ride down opposition" to him. ibe absolute disregard for the peti tions of 200 citizens shows how clev erly Mr. Ament had worked his scheme for reelection, and how well founded was tbe assurance he made prior to the vote, that be knew bow it would come out. His reelection was due to compassion and senti ment entirely and tbe tolerance which the two produced la his favor form all the more decided contrast with the business like stand assumed by President Rabbins and Director Sinnet, who are commended on all sides today for taking a practical view oi the interests of the public schools rather than a sentimental one. Well may these gentlemen as Director Sinnet said be was willing to feel that they can stand by their votes of last night, when future de velopments demand that the record be reproduced. Tha Prment llnty In tha Preaalsea. Despite the broad assertion made by Mrs. Hamilton last evening that the allegations that had been made concerning Mr. Ament were either misrepresentations oc direct false hood. The Argus is prepared to prove every assertion it has made and notwithstanding the unpleasant ness oi the task it proposes to do it That public sentiment is thorough ly aroused by the action of tbe board last evening, was shown today oy ine numueness expressions of in dignation that have come to Tub Akgus office both in person and by telephone, and demands from all parts of tbe city have come for a mass meetiog to protest against tbe action and it is very . probable that mis sentiment will crystallize in some form of . public expression. Kver since the first exposition of the character of the superintendent there has been an undercurrent of feeling agaiust the superintendent, which has now come to the surface in a manner which cannot ba misunder stood. ...... Tha Action t Irregular. Mrs. Hamilton's position was cor rect in assuming that the appoint ment was irregular at last eveniog's meeting, ibe custom has been adopted heretofore merely as a for. mslity, and where there was no con test it was oberved. but. the new board alone has the appointing power ior me ensuing year, so that tbe ac tiou of last evening in view of the division which has never heretofore occurred, must be ratified by the i i i - incoming ooara. llow tha Taachera reel. canvass was made this morning oi me teacners oi tbe schools in or. der to learn if any difference had taken plaee in the feeling heretofore expressed toward Snpt. Ament, and many of them were found in actual despair over the board's action of lat evening, some of them havini' been crying over what they term a Kniiimiijr. ouiuce it io say tbat tbe investigation affords the information that snt of 68 ontside of the High L-neoi wcose sentiments are knowa. 48 are opposed to tha present super intendent. M'hwa Traveling-, Whether on pleasure bent, or busi ness, tke on every trip a bottle of Syrop of Figs, as it acts most pleas nnuy ana euectually on the kidneys. liver and bowels, preventing fevers headaches, and other forms of sick ness For sale in 60 cent and f 1 bot ties by all leading druroists. Man nfactured by tbe California Fig oyrup company only. McCabe's annual spring opening ThaWwathar. Generally fair this afternoon and tonight, possibly followed by litfht auowera tnursday morning; much colder Thursday, strong . southerly winas. locay a temperature, 70. F. J. Walz, Observer. SCHNELL IS SUED. Damages Asked for Breach of Promise and Seduction. MBS. 1TDERM0TT TEE PLAUTIFF. Oaa Haadrwd amd Taraatr-FI That Dalian BUpaiatod aa x ry ta tha Woaaaa Wte CtataM tabaa Victim at Misplaced ConfldetM. Matthias Schnell is made defendant in a 1 125.000 damage suit started in tbe circuit court today with Airs Anna McDermott as plaintiff. The defendant is the wealthy Architect, contractor and builder, whose office is at 1818 Fourth avenue. Mrs. McDermott charges beach of promise and seduction. The plain tiff is the wife of Patrick McDermott. who murdered bis brother-in-law, Daniel Dougherty, at Edgington Feb. 20, 1883. and escaped. After this tragic affair Mrs. MoDermott moved to Rock Island, where she claims to have become intimate with Mr. Schnell. Clalna Ha Promised to Marry Her. She declares that their intimacy was the result of Mr. Sehnoll's prom ise to make her his wife on the death of Mrs. Schnell. It is further claimed - that their intimacy con tinued until a short time ago, when Mrs. McDermott asked him if he in tended fulfilling his alleged promise of marriage. She claims that he ignored her proposition 'and hence the suit. Mrs. McDermott is represented bv Mai.-J. M. Beardslev and William McEniry. She is a' middle aged woman with two small children a boy and a girl and resides at 2503 rourth avenue. , Mrs. McDermott was granted a di vorce in September, ls'J3, from her fugitive husband. SAMPLE IS BOUND OVER Hald ta tha 43raad Jary Charfaa af AtUmpted' Bobbarjr aad Mardar. The young man who made an un successful attempt to hold up sev eral people at the residence of K. A. uonaiuson Monday evening regis. tered as Walter D. Sample in tbe police court today. He was held on e charge of attempted murder and another of attempted robbery. sample waived examination as to both the charges and he was placed under SAbUU bonds on tbe first and $5,000 on the second, pending the notion of the grand jury. In default oi bail be went to jaii. kill la a Serlona Conditio. May Peek is still in a serious con. dition as the result of her tragic ex. perience with Teddy Kelly Monday mgnt wnen sne was stabbed twice in the breast. It was thought last evening tbat she would not survive many hoars, but a change ooeurred this morning and it is probable tbat she will recover. This woman has been around the three cities for several years and has been in several eerapes, the most prominent which was the shooting of Lute Dimick by his wife at the old toboggan slide, which was then located on Nineteenth street between first and Second avenues. This offense occurred about seven years ago. The Peck woman was fci Dim ick s company when he was shot bv his wife. McCabe's annual spring opening saie. NotSeo to tha Pabllo, Notice is hereby given tbat I have purchased J. V. Means' lease of the liastian farm. Said farm will be open for visitors Saturdays and Sun days till further notice. An admis sion of ten cents will be charged. All persons are warned not .to trespass on said premises under the full pen alty of the law. This farm is private property and not a public park or burying ground. it. S. Meyers. McCabe'e annual spring opening saie. For a Vice Dinner. Glance at the follow ing if .yon wish a nice dinner: IN VEGETABLES WE HAVE: New Peas, Tomatoes, Let tuce. Parsley, Radishes, New Onions, Spinach, en cumbers. New Beets, Soup Bunches. Oysters, Foreign and Domestic Cheese FRUITS. Fancy Oranges, Strawber ries. " Nothing bnt the best is bandied and patrons can rest assured that they are getting the finest the mar ket affords. Get yonr order in early. Geo. A. McDonald, 2304 Fifth At. Phone 1196. 1870. McCABE'S April 15th, 1806. We have already said that we would give our customers something new, fresh and striking in cut prices at our spring sale, every day this week. Sharp bargains in every department sharper thin even Mc Cabe Bros, make very often. You'll find them at every turn explore the stored For Thursday (tomorrow) two sample bargains, all dav, 1,000 yards all wool French serge, regular dolhr quality. 39c. 19c, 39c i i yard. One dress to a customer. Also, (crockery department) .11 day Thursday. Knife sets, Bread Knife. Cake Knife, Kitchen Knife, three Knives in a neat pasteboard box, 12c a set. You have seen them sold not very long ago for $1 a set. McOABE BROS. 1720, 1723, 1724, 1726, OHI UUCll IO Are usually np to date, but ooco in a while one gets so far behind it catches on arain. One bill board not long ago gravely announced that "Kate Claxton would appear at the Harper Sept. 10." Of course it had been there for years, bnt it was quite comical to hear a young man fierce to take his b. g. to see the time-tried and lire-tested" little heroine of "Two Orphans'1 fame, as he winked the other eye. There's the same difference botween dates" on bill boards as there is in our 1896 suits KS. Some other fellows 1896 suits. Ours were made In 1896 made far us, bought by ns and will bo sold by us in 1896. We'll sell yon a good honest cassimere snit for (4.80. We'll give you a bettor one for 15.60 and one worth twice as much aa a five fifty snit for (10. The suits we sell at tO.CO. 9 and t 90 are made of nobby all wool cassimeres, and the saving in cold cash will help yon pay your 3 i 4 During tbe cominjr warm weather. We're going to make a SUIT WEEK of it this week' make an effort to grt every man we ran to come and fake a look at what we're doing in our efforts to get yon ready for next week. We're goirg to sell (if we can.) Looking may tempt you. Sommers 1804 Second Avenue. A Contrast in Footwear GEO. SCHNEIDER. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 171J SECOND AVENUE Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices. IN THE NECK Is where you feel it most when yonr collars are sent home from tbe laundry with a "raw edfre." When this happens to you. say to yourself: "I'm tired of this! Believe 111 make a change. I'll try another ' place." Ton will like tbe way we "do np" yoor cellars and cuffs and shirts! Returned to yon clean and white. We are careful of your linen handle it "gently use machinery that won't tear" it. Let yonr bundle come we're always ready our wagons will caiL It will be returned to yon the day promised, too! Drop a postal. Rock Island Steam Laundry. Bacersfeld & Sexton. Telephone 129J. West Seventeenth street. isoe. and 1728 Second Avcnne. Board bills w & LaVelle One Prine. But no mere so than the eon. trast presented at cor establish, ment from the daintiest Ladies' Slippers to the atrong Shoe for gentleman's wear. Our custom, era have one of the Finest, Most Varied And Fashionable Stocks to select from than has ever' be fore been displayed in Rock Inl and. Tho stock is always ap-te-date for the prices are such aa to insure quick sales. We have received and are showing the very latest Easter Novelties in Footwear. 1