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THE ABGUB, FRIDAY APHII. 17, 1830.
it From 10 to 11 o'clock I FrtmS to 4 o'clock Men's all wool Che J viot Suits, J nana ve aaa aio, el $3.98 1 I Aim All previous records Nothing of its kind has ever been inaug- urated in this vicinity before. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 We will inaugurate a combination of sales. Every hour of the day from 9 o'clock in the morning till 10 o'clock at night. Every hour will have the greatest values ever before presented to people, and perhaps a never will present itself agiin. 2 On Saturday. April 18, from 19 to 1 1 o'clock and from 3 to 4 o'clock, 600 Men' all wool Cheviot Suit In tbreo shades, worth fi lo flO. 4T f0 at above huori tJfJ ZrO On Saturday, April 18, from 11 to 12 o'clock ami from 2 to S o'clock, 250 ltojr Suits. worth t to i in Cheviots and WnratoU, at sTJO OAt On Snturdav, April 1, from 9 to 10 o'clock. 350 Kane rants in all shades, Cue jualit j. at hour.. 5, 18, 21c 1 On Saturday. April 18. from 1 to 2 o'clock, 200 doxen Chil dren's Waists, age 4 to 11, in Himnt-li anil Tenant, worth 3 toP, 15, 18c FlannHa and Tenant, worth The Globe Davenport's Small Profit Clothing House. 3 ai a and 2fatf W. Second We are Cutting !V 1-3 V S3r sZ's I Jtwel Sicgle Generator, (other dealers o:Tr you Indivi Inal burners at same prie..) and will give you Cft T0r rpnt mrtA V. . with "A rr rut 1.. . 1 . . "" man aay oiner sieve. This is quite an item and worth saving. ICEI OINTXjTZ" SH.OO. THE -HE ATE ST BARGAIN OF 1890. Allen. Myers & Compffiv 1 82 1 .Second Avenue. From 10 to 11 o'clock g From S tot o'clock , Men's all woo! Che viot Suits, Worth S aad m $3.98 Kill and all former sales. i ! 8 On Saturday, April 18, from 6 . to 10 p. m., we will sell the following goods and all oth ets that are sot closed out at above hours: 250 dozen Kockford Seamless Socks, in drown or mot- O tied, worth 15c, only... 100 dox-n Balbriggan Under- fe wear, elegant value fAg (a. for 60c. only TrC 400 pairs Men's Pants in differ ent shades, vour choice. 69c, 89c, 99c. $1.48 CAUTION. 1 Don't compare this sale with others that you read daily in newspapers. Each and every one 1 a gteat salo in itse f. It will pay Von to investigate and convince yourte f that we ?l do just as advertised. St. 8 Davenport. a Deep Furrow And turning high piles undrr. This is the kind of weather that makes yon think of gasoline stover. We are oft -ring you the greatest bargain jou ecr sw in your life, in our Jewel Smokeless Generator Step Stove Number 28. This it a two burner anl step stovn with an 18x25 inch top and is 27 inches high. Nothing i mall about these measure- mop ts. It has the celebrated Opposite Harper House AS REGARDS AMENT Morning Paper Admits Injustice to the Argus. VIHDICATTOH 01 MOTIVE ACCEPTED. Sam More of tbe Sapertateaoeat'e Qw tloaianly Cttereaeea Before) Bis Teacb n, eed Bis Blah tm Dsamaad ea bra. tlSSUOD. The Union of this morning accepts with as good grace as could be ex. pected The Augcs' vindication of its own course as regards Superintend ent of Schools J. E. Ament, in view of the allegation made yesterday that such a position was attributable to personal motives and chagrin over disappointment in the appointment of a teacher or principal. And tke Un ion after referring to the proof pre sented yesterday by The Aegcs in its own defense remarks: "It may there fore be assumed that its systematic ill-treatment was not due to chagrin over this particular matter, though we had the best possible reason for believing in its truth when written. The Union did not know the state ment to be an unremitting, un biased falsehood' or even a remitt ing, biased falsehood, or it assuredly would not have appeared. The Union does not know it now, except on the strength ct a very intemperate de nial, coupled with an assertion as to the Union's veracity and honesty of purpose that is unqualifiedly false." The Dleeoaaloa of Ament. Then the morning paper enters in to a disoussion of Tue Abocs charges made from time to time against Mr. Ament- The Union says "it does not believe that a series of 'savage attacks' on the character and meth ods of the superintendent of our city schools has a tent6cial effect upon the schools themselves; on the con trary i; rignl. tbem as subversive of proper discipline and respect and gen erally demoralizing. Neither does it consider that it is the business of a self-respecting newspaper to peddle spittfui gossip, such as the story of running up a gas bill on the theory that it had to be paid by the land lord. " ,As to the latter grave charge The Akki's used the illustration merely to contrast the real acts of the id a a with the boast ho had- made thst Kock Island was not big enough tor Lion a right that any telf-rostccting newspaper has, if that sel - espect is sustained by a resent ment oi a slur upon the city to which it is attached and should be devoted. Nor is it an evidence of peddling spiteful gossip. Tub Akqls contends, to show by such practical demonstrations that the man who imagines himself bigger than the town which supports him be he superintendent of schools or any other officer of high rank in the com munity is not yet so big but what he ran learn a few of the customs of a cosmopolitan community. Now on the point of tha effect of an attack on the character and meth ods of the superintendent. None can reasonably gainsay the fact that severe criticism of the superinten dent is demoralizing to the school system. The Augls has taken that into full oonsideration, and none deprecate more than this paper that such an attitude is .necessary. But with the convietion that a remedy oan ba had for the abuse of teachers only by such a line of action, a con viction that has been strengthened by the blind action of three school directors this week, then the duty of a sen-respecting newspaper is to continue its defense of tbe teachers, even though the heavens fall, and this Tub Akgcs has pledged Itself to do while present conditions exist. There is to be no backward step as far as -it is concerned. It knows the ground whereon it stands. and is ready for the consequences be tney wnai mey may. Let th iBTaatliraUoa be Made. The Union in its headlines says: "Supt. Ament has a right to demand an investigation of Amies charges." and then it declares that it has re lied entirely on the statement of Mrs. Hamilton, made in the board of education meeting Tuesday night; mat .Mrs. Hamilton Baa been tm. pressed by these stories to the ex tent of saving that she should not vote for Mr. Anaent's reelection: she changed her mind, because, as she said to the board, she 'had of late made a searching investigation of stories reflecting on Mr. Ament's management of tbe schools or attrib uting to him lack of consideration in the treatment ef teachers and pupils, and found them to be tbe result cither of misapprehension of facts or deliberate falsehoods."' All of whieh together with the state ment made by Mrs. Hamilton that many of the teachers had told that they believed they bad never done better work than during the last year, the Union accepted as "a com prehensive and conclusive answer." In conclusion the Union in follow, ing out its position that Supt. Ament has a right to demand an investiga tion, holds that if the statement by Mrs. Hamilton is not regarded by the public as covering tbe entire ground, or it Tae A kg is can prove the substantial correctness of its charges, the board should investi gate; that the matter as far as Mr. Ament is concerned should be set. tied either by giving Mr. Ament the support of the community, or by ter minating his connection with the schools. It has been a matter of surprise to a good many that Mr. Ament has not demanded an investi gation long ago. Bnt it seems he realized it was cot necessary. The A kg is' charges of hit disre spect ct the teacher are all supported by facts, and for the farther enlight enment of his admirers on the board it may be said it has the witnesses to prove not only that he belittled the teachers on numerous occasions, bnt that one bit of advice to them was when you find you are talking too much put a rope about jsour neck and throw the - end to some one," while at another time he edrfied his corps with the manly declaration that "should a spark of tbe mental activ ity of my brain drop open yours you would be startled." It the board be lieves that language such as this has contributed to better wort on the part of the teachers than has ever been done before, then truly the su perintendent has well sustained his boasted hypnotic influence. ATTACHED TO BUT ONE. Th Couch's Bank Dtteoarfersr to too Sow Ferry Company. The new Twin-City Terry com pany recently made application to the city council fr a license to op erate between the two cities. The council has planned to go into secret caucus tonight with the old Bock Island & Davenport Ferry com pany to act on the application of the new company. The new Twin-City Ferry com pany oilers to pay a license ol 12,600 for a i-year franchise. The council proposes in secret ses sion tonight to see what the old Kock Island & Davenport Ferry com pany would like to do. Tbe new Twin-City Ferry company offers the city a $10,000 license for a 5-year exclusive franchise. The council proposes in secret ses sion tonight with the old Rock Island & Davenport Ferry company to give it an exclusive franchise on its own terms. The People and the ConncU. The people of Rock Island demand that whila the council Is dickeriug with the old company on the strength of the application of the new to se cure for the city the f 500 overdue from the old company accumulated at the rate of 50 per annam from 1857 to 18G7. The city replies that it is not in tbe ferry business for revenue. The old Rock Island & Davenport Ferry company has never paid the city, either in'ca&h or cooperation in public improvements, for tbe fran chise it has enjoyed all theso years. Corporations enjjying these privi leges shoalJ pay for tbem in propor tion to their value. The Iri-Uity Kaitway company tbe old Daven port &" Rock Island Kail way com pany has paid dearly for its fran chises, in the street improvements it has cheerfully acquiesced in. The old ferry company has not so much as put an ornament in Spenoer square in fact refused point blank to do so. The new company oilers te do the right thing. It is entitled to as good a bbow as the old company which has always avoided doing the right thing. The public will expect an aye and nay vote on the snbject when the council gets through secret caucus- THROWN FROM HIS WAGON J. W. Bledsoe IIa an Avoidant on Fifth Arena. An elderly gentleman giving his name as J. W. Bledsoe was thrown from his wagon on Moline avenue yesterday afternoon with rather severe results. Ho was conveyed to police headquarters in the ambu lance and after Dr. Kinyon had bandaged up an ugly wound in his head several inches in diameter, he was allowed to wend his way home, which be said was in South Moline. The wound bled profusely and it was feared the old gentlemaa was badly injured, but it is believed nothing serious will follow as a re result of tbe aocident. Manna Lifctcin, a Rucsian peddler, residing at 919- Fifth avenue, had quite a thrilling experience while descending the Thirty-eighth street bill near Seventh avenue shortly after dark last evening. The animal he was driving got a little gay com ing down the incline and took a sud den lunge and away it wen at a rapid gat. It was uot long before Manna was floating heavenward. In the course of time be came down and laaded against a tree. A witness of the accideni summoned tha ambu lance and Manna was taken home. Ilo is hurt internally but how ser iously is not jet known. Oivo It a Square Deal. It is indeed anfortunate, and the fact is greatly deplored, that the con troversy between the city and the Sprinkler company should be carried on to the point of depriving the peo ple of a means of escaping the cloads of dust which sweep along the ave nues with the slightest disturbance in the atmosphere. The past few days tbe absence of the sprinkler has been greatly felt and the- city and company should at least have enough consideration for the public to arrive at some eettlement in this matter. The Sprinkler company owes the city for water rent. The city refuses to give the company water until this bill is rairt n'ik. should meet the company, which 1 ; M . . n .... . - . . . uu money, at least bail way ia the matter and let tbe good work of laying the dust go on. Give the company a chance to pay up. Wateh Tower FatoOea-es. Bids for the privileges at Black Hawk Watch Tower dnrino- the . son of 1896 will be received by the uuuereigueu at HOCK JsJand BOtU Mayl. i. W. Lmn. "Manager. McCabe's tomorrow. HEIR TO A FORTUNE Frank Stoddard Hears Good . News From the East. TO SHARE DT 8HTY-EIGHT JCILLIOXS A Book bland Swltehamaa Oat of Tweaty. twe Relative laid to be Eatltlea to Val able Property Left by a Greet Urand tataer la Philadelphia. . , If everything proves as anticipated when Frank Stoddard returns to Roek Island ten days hence it is hardly probable that he will resume his duties as switchman for the Chi cago, Sock Island & Pacific Railway company. In the first place it will not be necessary for him to faither follow ia the footsteps of the manual laborer to gain a livelihood. Very much to the contrary, as he will be' fully prepared to purchase quite a batch of the company's stock. In other words he will be a coup! of times a millionaire. Mr. Stoddard departed last evening for Michigan to prove his elaim to a portion of a fortune of 163,030,000 said to be coming to him and SI other relatives. Stoddard takes the matter very unconcernedly and while he expresses himself as positive tnjat the affair is all right he has not allowed his anxiety to get aroused to such an extent as to cause disappointment should there happen to be a hitch anywhere. As the ttory goes, Stoddard's great grandfather, whose name was Pegg, nearly a cen tury ago leased out about fifty acres of and for 99 years where the city of Philadelphia now stands. In those days of course a city tbe population of Philadelphia was'little dreamed of. But anyhow it grew with age. In the course of time Mr. Pegg passed away. The property was guarded by 'attorneys employed by the family and the money derived from rents was divided among the old gentleman's children. So it went along until the 99 years were gradually coming to a close. Expiration ot the Lease. So this year the lease expired, the property having developed into the most valuable in the great state of Pennsylvania, the 50 acres being lo eated in the very heart ef the city of Philadelphia. For several years pre ceding the expiration of the lease attorneys in Michigan, where several of tbe heirs reside, were engaged in locating the people entitled to a share of the property. All were feund save Mr. Stoddard, who was finally looated a few days ago. His sister and brother-in-law stopped off in Roek Island on their way from Kansas to Michigan to investigate the matter and were accompanied by Mr. Stoddard. Mr. Stoddard is a middle aged gentleman who came here a few years ago from Kansas City to take a position as switchman ia tbe Rock Island yards. And here he has been since. His mother visited Rock Isladd frequently and . it was only about a year ago that she died at. Kansas City. Mr. Stoddard has a Wife and two children who reside at 516 Thirty-ninth street. The inform ation that be was soon to become a millionaire of course rather startled Mr. Stoddard, but he said there was no use crowing until you havo the goods within your grasp; so he simply took a 10-day lay off to go up to Michigan to ascertain whether there is anv doubt. If he finds there is none we mav ex pect tbe quickly made millionaire to arrive in tke city soon. When Travellnjr. Whether on pleasure bent, or busi ness, take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, as it acts most pleas antly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches, and other forms of sick ness. For sale in 60 cent and $1 bot tles by all leading druggists. Man ufactured by the California Fig syrup company oniy. KEEP YOUR EYE On this space and you can always Mnd some thing that will add to your dinner list. The warm spring days makes one Jong for something in green stuffs. HERE ARE: GREEN PEAS, TOMATOES, LETTUCE, ONIONS. PARSLEY, RADISHES, SPINACH, CUCUMBERS. NEW BEETS, . SOUP BUNCHES. Home Grown Asparagus. In addition we make a specialty Of Fancy Gro ceries and any seasona ble goods can be ordered from us with the assur ance that they will be of the best obtainable. Prompt and reliable de livery service. - Strawberries, Oranges, Bananas fl.- A JF llTflfV A jVTft DftTI fl. I H 2304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1196. Free 'Bas to Store WE ABE 8HOWING THIS WEEK Fancy Chairs and Rockers At PRICES and in DESIGNS to please yon. It will repay you to compare cur new line of And consider prices, cent lower A. J. SMITH SON 1J8-125 W. Third St., DAVENPORT. FREE 'BUS. The treebpi that run direct ft oar store meet the ferry every trip . Uet in and ride. Will boards Are usually np to date, but oace in a while one gets so far behind it catches on again. One bill board not long ago gravely announced that "Kate Claxtoa would appear at the Harper Sept. 10." Of course it had been there for years, but it was quite comical to hear a young man agree to take his b. g. to see the 'time-tried and lire-tested" little heroine of "Two Orphans" fame, as he winked the other eye. There's the same difference "between dates" on bill boards as there is in our 1896 suits Some other fellows 1896 suits. Ours were made In 1896 made for us, bought by us and will bo sold by us in 1896. We'll sell you a good honest eassimere' suit for 14.80. We'll give you a better one for $5.60 and one worth twice as much as a five fifty suit for f 10. The suits we sell at 16.60, S and 19.90 are made of nobby all wool oassimeres, and the saving in cold cash will. help yon pay your During the coming warm weather. We're going to make a SUIT WEEK of it this week make an effort to get every roan we can to command take a look at what we're doing in our efforts to get you ready for next week. We're going to sell (if we can.) Looking may temphjou. Sommers 4 1804 Second Avenue. A POINTER GEO. SCHNEIDER. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... j7ij SECOND AVENUE Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices. IN THE NECK Is where you feel it most when your collars are sent borne from the laundry with a "raw edge." When this happens to you. say to yourself: "I'm tired of this! Believe I'll make a change. I'll try another place." Ton will like tbe way we "do up" your collars and cuffs and shirts! Returned to yon clean and white. We are eareful of your linen handle ft gently" use machinery that won't tear" it. Let your bundle come we're always ready our wagons will oall. It will be returned to von the day promised, too! Drop a postal. Rock Island Steam Laundry. Bauersfeld & Sexton. Telephone not. West Seventeenth street. . - which are from 10 to IS per than last SEASON. VS. Board bills & LaVelle One Prloe. IN SHOES. VOU ean buy Shoes for a 1 dollar which would be dear at 60c; 6thcrs for 13 which would be cheap at 4. You will lock in vain for the former here you are cer tain or finding the latter and plenty of other bargains of the same proportions. THE WAY TO BUY SHOES is to see Shoes and the place to see Shoes is right . here. i i 1! II . 1