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PRICES THAT pLEASE We have always found that our prices please the public. Hundreds of hard earned dollars have been saved to the consumers of Rock Island and vicinity, and wc "propose keeping it up. If a little is a good thing, more of the same is Litter. Keep this corner in mind and the brg round dollar will stay longer in your pockets Make Note of the Following: Pillsbury's Bent XXXX floor. $1.05 Shield's Best floor, p;r sack.. 89c Fresh Kje floor, ptr ssrk.... 27c Fresh Rye meal, per sack ... 2Cc fresh Graham floor, per sack 14o Fresh corn meal, p-r sack .... 9c 1-pound salmon, per can 9c Oil sardine, per can So Mustard sardines, per can... 6o S-poond can blackberries.. .. 10c 3-pound can applet 7c (lion can apples 17Jo 3-pouud can app!e batter.... So 3-pound can peach butter.... lOo Milan eorn, per can 6c Davenport corn, per can.... 6c Davenport corn, dozen cans, too Dried apples, par pound.... 5c Dried pi-aches, per poocd... . 6c Pitted plants, per pound.... 6c Profifn, per pound 6c pounds new raisios 25o Yours for J. T. SHIELDS, 2600 Fifth Avenue. "Simplicity in Mechanics, like Beauty In Composition, rep resents Greatest Merit." THF.ltK IS NOTHING COMPLICATED ABOUT mrm-- e They are as strong as that arc simple. Graceful and correct la proportions, handsome, durable and easy running. The finest material under the prettiest finish. All styles and only one (Trade the highest. Artistic catalogue sent free to any address. Don't fall to write us before choosing a new mount. 1DTUL CYCLE UF&. CO. wXii W. ). KERR. Local Ageot The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove, you in JM lual b .tiers at same price). Andwi 1 giveiou 25 P-r cj.nt more hit with 25 psr cent le s gasoline than any ether stove. This is an item worth saving. PBIOB OlsTXTZ- SII.OO- (WITDOtT OVEX.) Till: GREATEST BARGAIN OF 1896 Allen, Mvers 1 8a 1 Second Avenue. Shell cocoanut, per pound... 17Jc Glower snaps, per pound.;.. 6o 8 pounds rice 25c Large bottles catsup 10c California egg plums, percav. 10c French peas, per can 10c Pore fruit jam. per can 10c Wooden pails, each 10c Sack salt, per sack.. 2o White-as-Snow succotash.... 10c Brooms 10c op Crushed Java coffee, per pound 12Jc Imperial oats, per package.. 4o 12 bars new Kickle soap.... 25o Crystal drip syrup, per gallon 2So 15-pound pall jellt, all fla vors 35c Small pickles, per gallon.... 19o Buttermilk soap, 3 birs in box, per bos 9c fair dealing, Telephone 1217. BICYCLES The finest Generator Stove ever placed on the market. Look at this stove at OKLY 9U.OO (Without Oven ) 18x25 on top and 27 inches h'gh. It has the celebrated JEWEL SINGLE GENER ATOR. (Other dealers offer & Company Opposite Harper House SCHEME FELL FLAT. The Purpose to Deal Unfairly With the Teachers. - A CARD IHTEBTJED TO JCSLEAD. ne Sapcriateedcafa Svnlou Iiflmn Over Board Snbm Wbjb Lead Than, aelvea to lmfilu rrneoodlao-Deaw-allied State of Affair. The scheme of the board of educa tion, under the direction of Supt. Ament, to take advantage of the teachers and by intimidation and otherwise to force them to weaken in their stand against the superintend. ent fell flat yesterday afternoon. As predicted, none of the teachers re spondtd to the notification to ap pear with written charges at the meeting of the board at the superia tendent's office at 4:30. The No. 4 teachers were all in thir building. out iney sent word in by their prin cipal that they we -e not ready on such short notice to submit 'their complaints, but if given notice in the prqpcr form and manner they ould prepare their charges and offer them. All the member of the board were present except President Bobbins. Director F. M. Sinnet was called to the chair, andthe superin tendent mm sen acted, as secretary. There was also a stenographer on hand, the plan being to. exclude the teachers as a whole and admit them ono by one into the presence of the ooara ana the superintendent. The plan was to give no teacher time to prepare her case, and then without defense to require her to appear be- iore a ooara wmcn baa be it said to the shame of every member who countenanced such an outrage surrendered its dignity, its self re spect, and its sense of duty to the wishes of the superintendent. To be brief, the board proposed to put the teachers on trial instead of the su perintendent, and to make them as helpless as possible in standing up for their rights. Krportera Kxclailed. lie fore the board entered upon the proud duties it had planned. Direc tor C. 13. Kinyon moved that report ers be requested to leave, as the meeting was to be secret. Of course the suggestion was imme diately adopted, and the representa tives oi tne press withdrew. Then to make sure that there were no eaves droppers present the doctor closed the transom. This much done, the board and the superintendent were ready for the star chamber in vestigation of the teachers who had dared assert their moral courage and tneir womanhood. But the teachers came not, and today the public with one accord is applauding their spunk. Attempt to M Ulead. The unfair disposition of the board of education, under the direction of Supt. Ament, toward the teachers of the schools as exhibited in the short notice to them to appear before the board at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the U erintendent's office, found a parallel in the card given to the Un- 101 last n'ght for publication this moruiag. It reads as follows: Kock Island. April 23, 1896. In view of the fact that a meeting of the teachers was held Saturday evening, April i, lor the purpose oi passing resolutions against Supt. James E. Ament, without knowledge of the board, and in view of the fur ther fact that these resolutions were presented to the president of this board, in his omcial capacity, and these having not been presented to the board, save through the press, we. the undersigned members of the board, deemed it necesarv to eive the teachers an opportunity to pre se'nt their charges. For this pur pose a meeting was called Wednes day evening, April, 22, in order to authorize a meeting for such inves tigations, and a meeting was called in writing by the four members present, and eich teacher in the em ploy of the board was notified in writing to present his or her charges in writing, and in definite form. This meeting was held at the super intendent's office at 4:3 J, Thursday afternoon, April 23. The board re mained in session till 6 o'clock, but no cnarges oi any kind were pre- ierrei. F. M. Sisxet, Pres. pro. tcm. Nous. C. Hamilton, Savaii J. Norms, Claudius B. KJntojc. Cafairaee to tbe Tracaera.' But one ohject is sought to be at tained in the publication ot this no tice to convey the impression that the teachers failed to substantiate their charges when given opportun ity to do so. This was the plan of the superintendent when he called yesterday's meeting, and by that very act he committed an outrage which the school directors instead of coun tenancing should have con demned. The scheme was to feck the advantage of one of two alterna tives, either to break the teachers down one by one, or in the event ot their failure to appear to give to the public the impression that tl ey had failed to sustain their action, of last Saturday night. To further carry out this plan Director Kin yon yesterday visited some of the buildings , and had bulletined in the halls a notice that any of the teachers not having charges against Supt. Ament need not attend the meeting of yesterday afternoon. The purpose cf his course is obvious. The csrd sent out for publication last night tells the rest. The board wss very careful not to give to the public the proceedings of its Thurs day night meeting in due form, aor would there have been a desire to have published anything that oc curred yesterday had the investiga tion proven contrary to the antici pation of Ament and his admirers among the directors. This was shown by the formal exclusion of re porters. That any member ot a board of education having in its keeping so precious an institution as the public school system should give approbation to such a proceeding, a design to mislead the public by giving to it only the side as would be calcu lated to sustain a pasition taken and to withhold what might be of con trary effect, is aim ply astounding. Nevertheless, when it is considered that a course such as this character ises a board whose aim has been to force teachers to trial before a partial tribunal that ought to be trying somebody else, and without giving to those teachers the right to the dt fense that is accorded the most ac cursed criminal before the bar of justice, it is not so surprising after all. The teachers were right per fectly right in refusing to respond to yesterday's demand. Had Mr. Ament been solicitous of a fair in vestigation he would have asked it in the proper way, by formal notice to the board requesting it to assemble for that purpose and to then stand the trial before his accus ers in a manner open and above board. He would not have called a secret caucus first to accept his de vice for putting the teachers at a dis advantage in a bearing in which by right he should be the defendant. Had the board been fairly disposed it would have rejected with indignation the very suggestion of a plan of this kind. The teachers are ready to prove the charges they have made against the superintendent and to give him all the investigation he wants in tne proper way and at tne proper time, but to attain justice it is not a principle ot law that the ac cuser should go into tho dock. Mr. Ament is the one arraigned. Bet him stand the trial. Demoralised atato or Affairs. That the schools of Rock Island should bs in their present demoral ized condition is deplorable, but the ooara win not restore order by stub bornly standiog by a wrong act. If Mr. Ament, whose couduct 'has brought on this unfortunate situa tion, possessed the attributes of con science that a man orcupvin? such a position in the com munity should be would resign rather than, even in his own de fense have sought to do a wrong te the teachers, as was attempted yesterday. - To send such a notice to them during school hours when they should have their minds on their duties, and to' agitate them over a question which tbey were required to answer as cortn as school closed was aa act that Tue A Rous asserts with out reservation was not that of a man who realises the responsibility of one who occupies the office at the head of the school system. Hypnotic Influence. The consternation which the in fluence of tho superintendent over some members of the board has oc casioned may be satisfied in part by the fact that the superintendent is a student of hypnotism, and it is jnst possible that cn this account there may be an excuse for some of the actions. But this is an exceedingly charit able view of the matter. ASK TO BE SINGLE AGAIN. Two More tVi Who Hove Fnnnd Harried Life a Failure. Two more divorce suits have been commenced in the circuit court. Mary C. Albrecht declares in an application for a divorce that she was united in marriage with John E. Albrecht in November ot 1881 in Rock Island; and that ever since such marriage ho has been guilty of extreme and repeated cruelty "such as have made her life burdensome and intolerable. Mrs. Albrecht fur ther claims that she withstood his alleged abuse until last Februarv when they separated. Mr. Albresht is also accused of associating and consorting during the past few years with a woman by the name of Ella Abraham. The defendant follows the vocation ot switchman. Mrs. Albrecht asks tho custody of the six children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years and such financial assistance as the court sees fit to allow. Drunkenness and cruelty are the grounds on which Mrs. Elizabeth Knorr bases her application for a divorce from Michael Knorr. Thev reside here. The plaintiff sav's they were married in November "of 18i8 and lived together until about a year ago, when she says his couduct and abuse became too severe for her to further contend with. Mrs. Knorr also declares that on several differ ent occasions while intoxicated her husband brandished a knife around her and threatened her life. She says he has been arrested and fined three times during the past few years for drunkenness. TOCNG XeCOXB &p-cll for tnrdar. April 5. ' To every customer -purchasing goods to the amount of 5 or over. we will present free a beautiful an tique oak carpet sweeper, fully worth 12.50. ' Rare Cbaace for a The cheapest in the market. For- ty-five desirable and cheap building lots ia V. M. Binding's new addi tion to the city, situated at the head of Twenty-fifth etret and on Thir teenth avenue, are offered for sale on easy terms and long time. Enquire at the Bock Island Savings bank. J. M. Bufoeo, Agent. SPORT FOR SUMMEtt Young Men's Association Mak ing Extensive Plans FOE BAffKBAT.T. ajd BI0Y0LE TAXK Twelve Hundred Dollars to be a tke Improvemeatetereaedsoe Whlefc WUt be Held Several lataortaat Cycle Maeta rale Smhc Kock Island la tn hn on nwwf n date sporting park this season if ouuickung umorsecn uoes not nap pen to frustrate the nlana artiiok km under 'consideration by the Young Men'a Christian Association at pres- euk. About twelve hundred dollars are to be expended in th imnmmmnnt of grounds on which the association proposes holding several important cycle meets this summer: The park is aiso to da arranged ii r base ball and lawn tennis nnrnnana. Kino the organization ot the association uicjcie ciuo tne question as to how and where arrangements could be made to accommodate the many riders who are attracted to a place on meet dava haa hnnn hanirtnir An The gentlemen interested have sur veyed different sites lying south of the city and found a couplee spe cially one whioh would, be an ideal spot on which to erect such a park as proposed. To Blake It Permanent. It is the purpose to make the nark a permanent feature of the associa- At 1 n 1 v i . a .. nuu iu noes: isiana. ine associa tion's memberahin imhriMi e. nm ber of the city's best wheelmen and athletes, and while the latter are contented with indnnr OTArnlane ring ing the winter months, when the cu ui m or oreezes oegin to warble tnev feel as though the proper place to engage in their favorite sport is in the open air. And it is in response to these demands that tha as sociation has decided tn trn Intn the park idea and rightly at that. About six acres of land will be re quired, as it is the intention to construct a two-third mile bicvele track. There are several beantiful annta south of the citv which would meat the requirements of the association. nuu euuer one oi toem wiu be se lected. The venture is an enterpris ing one and there is everv reason tn believe that it will be a success. BODY TO BE DISINTERRED. Plans for the Kurhaua Id quest to be Held Monday. Coroner Hawes is now preparing for the Kuschmann inquisition on the guarantee that Mrs. Henry Bas tian will be able to be in attendance and testify as to what she knows of the movements of her dead hus band on that fatal Saturday night. Carrie Bastiau will also be subpwnte j as a witness. Miss Bistlan. it will be remembered, was at her brother's home on the evening when Fred Kuschmann met his death. The inquest will be conducted in the supervisors1 room at the court house. Coroner Hawes having con cluded that his little office in the Bu. ford block is too small to accommo date the crowds which would be at tracted by the examination, which will begin at 2 o'clock Monday after noon. In the morning Coroner Hawes and the jury will visit the German Lutheran cemetery and have the body of Kred Kuschmann disinterred and the character of the wounds again examined. Then follows the inquest. 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They . are made tnis year in Fancy Cheviots, Homespuns and Scotch Woolen Stuffs. The Stein Block company, who make these clothes, put their best merchant tailor hands to work on them. Tbey Are Equal If Not Better 10 more than we do. Bee ours, back. & LaVelle )ae Price. IN SHOES. . VOU can buy Shoes for a 1 dollar which would be dear at 60c; others for 93 which would be cheap at 94. You will look in vain for the former here you are cer tain of finding the latter aad 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. a.