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THE AROUa TUEHDA.T, 1M! A Y 26. 1898.
I A SNAP 3 i ft We have just closed out over five hun dred of the latest and best tailored Reefer, Union, Mother's Choice, Hickory and Ferris Suits, which we are offering at about one-half price. a 7 I 31 : .a 7 Children' Fine Suits from 71 41 I I i MM A handsome line of Washable Suits and Washable Pants 50, 6S and 98 cents for Suits. 25 cents for best grade of Wash able Pants. It pays to trade with Simon & One Trice Clothiers, a t, Branch U. S. Clothing yeddlng Gifts ARE THE SOLI II 1 SILVIillWAKK BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BHIC-A-BUAC, AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN OUK STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S 1TKSK. II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler. 1703 Second Avenue. PiiMDorj Painters and FAPS3 ciLsomzss, tie. ZZZ?. 419 SomtMBth VU 2032 ISLAET. ILL. The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove. I T" ' lvx:!!?! V33SJ 11 If you individual burners at same price). And will give you S P'-r cent more heat with 25 per cent less gasoline than any other stove. This is an item worth saving. PRICE ONLY $11.00 (WITHOUT OVBK.) Till: GREATEST BARGAIN OF 1896 Allen, Mvers & Company if tl Second Avenue. In Children and boys' suits . . to $5.00 Moseofelder. El Prrtr Tclsnrl Mnncn PAmpf. HI Co., Monmouth, III, EASY TO SELECT FROM LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BEKET A, fABIPOa s sour Decorators The finest Generator Stove ever placed on the market. Look at this stove at ONLY $11.00 (Without Oven ) lSx2; on ton and 47 Inches h'gh. It has the celebrated JEWEL SINGLE GENER ATOR. (Other dealers offer Opposite Harper House BOSH FEOM AMENT. Superintendent's Reply to the Teachers' Last Resolutions. HC05SI3TX5CIE3 AS TO SCHOOLS. Aodaeloae Attempt tm Fat BlmKlf opui Ma(M mt Beenoealeal lniiMM and to Misrepresent the Stand of HK Corp. James E- Ament. who recently re. slgntd his oflice as superintendent of schools in Rock Island, has come out with another statement to the pub lic, in which he seeks to misrepre sent the position of the teachers in their opposition to him. .and says. i would beg tbat do accusation against me be heeded, unless the ac cuser bat the courage to put his accusation over his own signature. and the fearless honor to face me with it. " 'My opponents continually asgure me, ' be concludes, that I need have no hope of winning in this conte-t." and tbat while that may be true, he wants tbe expression ol the people, etc. As far as the latter de sire is concerned, Mr. Ament may rest assured lie wilt receive it. The contest that the superintendent talks about winning in, after stating that his resignation and all his recom mendations have been referred to the new board, may not be clearly un derstood by all, since in the first place the superintendent's resigna tion put him ont of it nntil the new board is.elected. However, the fail ure of the attempt to convert the issue, even after that, into one be tween the superintendent and two especially selected princi pals, which, however, is abandoned now in view of the teachers' -brave termination Saturday to stand by thir f-llows.and the superintendent's attack upon the teachers today brings the issue clearly to where it belongs the superintendent against the teachers. The plea that the teach ers accusations ba not heeded is merely an evidence of. assurance on the superintendent's part. The pub lic took its stand on this question when the superintendent got the board into the star chamber session. and the i in the presence of a stenog rapher attempted to break the teach ers down one by one by calling them before n m without a shadow of a chance of defease. The fact that he has belittled them, has been rude in bis conduct toward them and has sneered at, rather than encouraged them, is a suflicient cause why they should oppose his rce;ection. Ibe False Statement of Economy. Finding that he had failed in the scheme undertaken toward the teach' ers at the start, the next plan was to drop the teachers out of the contro versy entirely by reappointing them and singling out their alleged lead, ers. Discovering that this subsidiz ing process was unavailing and that the teachers were not to bo beguiled. the superintendent now conits forth wuh an attack upon the teachers as a whole, under the pretense that their hostility is due to his ideas on sala ries and examination, and be presents Statistics to show that Rock Island pays a higher standard of salaries to its instructors than other similar citiet, and then alleges that he would resurr.cl and enforce the rule as to teachers passing a satis factory examination by the superin tendent or a committee employed by the board, and these are the reasons "why I have lost respect." It will be distinctly recalled that Mr. Ament has qnite recently attempted to show that the opposition of the teachers to him started before he ever met them or expressed his views or ideal to them and therefore he held he had not a fair show from the start It need only bn said heri in parsing that bad Mr. Ament ever advocated a lc finite policy to the teachers or suggested to them any course of action having for its object their own improvement or the adva' cemeut of the schools, they might not have lost re?pect for him. Their loss of re spect is due to the seif-adulatton to which be has mainly confined him-elf on all occasions before them, when he was not either belittling them or ridicnling their past superintendent An oflicial who has sought to enter tain bis subordinates by impressing upon tueta bis own superior great' n-hS the expression "should a spark of the mental activity of mv brain fail upon you it would startle you" being but oce of many such cm ceited rem irks should not. if the egotism of his composition has not entirely excluded room for common sense, ask why there has been any loss oi re-pec i lor nini. rales Pusltloa ae tm Salaries. Bat. aside from this, the hvpoc risy exhibited in his representations as to salaries of teachers is a suffi cient cause for public condemnation In bis document appearing in this morning's union, Ament declares: hold that to pay common teachers as bign as o per month is favoritism and an outrage upon public senti ment. I have recommended tbat a regular scale of salaries be adopted and that lo grade teacher be paid more than tod a month. I am aware that this recommendation is not likely to secure any popularity among the teachers." What a play was tbat on popular prejudice! Con temptibly email as is tbe implied re flection on the teachers, it is doubt, ful if one out of ten in the corps knows or has ever heard of his rec ommendation as lo thir salaries But to the inconsistencies of Ament's suggestions as to salaries, and the alleged outrage involved in paying I good salaries to common teacher. Ilt so happens that In Rock Island the oommom teacher Is as Bear to the pa trons of the public school as the su pervisor of primary instruction this professed economist brought here from Carroll, Iowa, at a salary of $90 a. month when she was getting but $10 at Carroll. And this same fel. low who now complains of persecu tion at the bands of the teachers be cause his ideas of how their salaries shoold be graded, misrepresented the facts as to his candidate for the supernumerary department of the schools created by mm ana which even hjs devoted admirers have con cluded is a failure and should be abolished, and thus got her a salary of 90 a month here after a futile ef fort to make it (100 whereas she now goes back to her old position at her' old salary of f to. otui ibis does not apply to "a common teacher," and hence as a matter of course to pay her as high as 190 per month is not favoritism and not an outrage npon public confidence. Added to this evidence of tbe fairmindedness of this economist, it might be ventured without intentional reflection on tbe capabilities of either to say that Prof. Link, who also came here irom (Jar roll, receives $100 a month, or ten to twenty dollars more tfcan other high school teachers receive, and that Miss Roderick, another of Ament's teachers, has been paid $40 for the first year, whereas Rock Island teach ers receive but $35 for tbe first year. These are merely given as samples of the facts in comparison with tbe theories of the gentleman who has the uncompromising presumption to expect an enlightened community to be influenced by tbe contributions he is now making to the Union, in his endeavors to hold on to his job here. It might be superfluous to state tbat the increase of the salary of $200 per year to one principal at the last meeting of the board, who had been true to the superintendent, was an other evidence of the superintend ent's economical practices. Wnere True Economy Is Needed. The principle of economy ' which this self-constituted financier pre tends to favor as regards the teachers in his purpose to falsify the occasion lor their opposition to Dim, should be applied to the members of the board who are so completely wrapped up in him. The tax payers will in duo time ha more interested in the change in text books at this particular time, involving to them an expense of thousands of dollars, and the carrying into effect of that centralization of graded schools and its additional expense of $13,000, to say nothing of the inconvenience to people at tbe extreme ends of tbe city sending their children to the cen tral part of the city. indeed tbete are many bright ideas in this much abused Ament. The trouble is his light has never been permitted to shine. It has been dimmed by the lustre of his ever ap parent egotism. Ibe numerous "whys" to which he gives place in his address should be consolidated into one phrase explan atory oi the entire discourse whine." SWINGING OF THE SPAN Draw ol the Rock Island Bridge Operates t Smoothly. Not a hitch attended the swinging of tbe draw span of the Rock Island bridge yesterday afternoon. The massive structure swung around as smoothly as though it had been working lor weeks. The test was made between 5 and 6 o'clock. But a mot.t interesting piece of wotk in connection ' with the affair was the apparently simple manner in which tbe temporary lift span was removed. Three barges in tow of as many boats were anchored between the piers supporting the temporary span, which was then slowly lowered by means of cables and vectly laid across the bosoms of the barges. wnicn were then piloted toward the Davenport shore. Then the draw was swung. Paliee Note. Oloff lorenzen was fined $3 and osts for a breach of the peace pre. furred by William Trottnow. A man was detected in tbe act of entering the residence of S. W. Mc Master 2922 Fifth avenue, about 12 o'clock Saturday night. The ma rauder bad removed bis coat and shoes and was climbing up the lattice , . . ... ... wors, wnen air. ivough, a neighbor, was attracted by the peculiar per rormaoce, and raised a window to watch hjs movements. The fello became frightened and beat a hasty retreat. Wbea Nature Needs assistance it mv h host tn render it promptly, but nn shnnlrl remember to uae even tbe most per- iect remeaies oniy wucn needed. The best and most simple and gentle rem edy is the SvruD of tured by the California Fig Syrup vuuip&ujr. The Weather. Fair wather tonight and Wednes. day; cooler tonight, slowly rising temperature Wednesday. Westerly .nuns prevailing, loaay s tern perature 76. F. J. Walz. Observer. When yon find a person who has tried Simmons Liver Regulator yon are sure to bear hirn say something in its favor. Mrs. U. T. Judy. Blue urass, iii. recenuy wrote: "I can- not do withont Simmons Liver Reg ulator since I know the value of it as a family medicine." And Dr. W. P. Gibbes, of Beaufort, S. C, aays: "I prescribe Simmons -Liver Regulator and know it to be a first class liver medicine." - Tn Amci delivered every even ing at your door at 10c a wvek. AT AUGUSTANA COLLEGE. Mattara Before the) Beard of Dlreetees Yesterday was class dav at Augus- tana college. The board of directors have been in session all today passing upon matters of the greatest mportance to the institution at a whole. One of the -most prominent matter which has engaged the board's attention is no doubt the an swer of the general faculty to a set of resolutions passed by the board at its meeting of Jan. 28. It will be remembered that this resolution came in the form of a query, as to whether or not the memoers of tbe general faculty would consent to a reduction of 15 per cent in their sal aries during the ensuing two years. Ibe following is in substance 'the facultv's answer to the board's reso lution, the same being submitted to the board today: Tbe general faculty of Augustana College and Theological Seminary appreciates the occasion and tbe motives that have given rise to the board's proposition for a temporary reduction of salaries. The individ ual members of the faculty are in fnll accord with the board of directors and tbe friends of tbe institution in their efforts to relieve the institution of its financial embarrassment. Upon careful consideration of all the facts concerning the financial cir cumstances of tbe several professors. tneir actual needs, tbeir necessary and contingent expenses, the quality and qantity of work done, the time. labor and money requisite to qualify them for their respective chairs, and the salaries paid for similar grade and quantity of work in most other institutions, it is the judgment of this faculty tbat the amounts re ceived by tbe professors, as com pensation for their services, are very moderate. It is the conscientious conviction of this faculty that a re duction of salaries such as has been proposed would financially embarrass most oi the proiessors, weaken their bands, and greatly impair their efficiency in the work to which they nave been caned: tbat such hnancial embarrassment and weakening of personal efficiency on the part of the professors, would unavoidably be followed by corresponding reflex ef fects upon tbe institution as a whole. and npon the general educational work of the synod. In view of these considerations, be it Resolved, That we, the members of the general faculty of Augustana college ana theological seminary, severally and as a whole, deem the proposed reduction of salaries detri mental and nnjust to the individual professors, harmful and inexpedient to the best interests of oar institu tion; therefore, we do not fel jasti- nen in acquiescing in tbe proposition of the board.' Resolved, Farther, as a mark of our interest in the welfare of the in stitation, that we. as individual pro. feasor?, hereby obligate ourselves to contribute to the funds of the insti tution to tne inn extent of onr ability, in such way and form as we may deem nest. It is generally supposed that the board will, during this session, form ulate a strong hnancial policy for tbe institution, which will be presented for consideration by the synod at its meeting in Omaha the 4-10 of next month. Few if any changes in the teaching force are expected during tne year. This evening at 8 begins tbe lvceum entertainment. At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning occurs the grand recital by the students of tbe con. servatory of music. At 3 p. m. the business college will celebrate its eighth annual commencement. Aside from an excellent musical program two addrcses will be delivered; one by Prof. C. R. Chindblom, the elo quant orator and president of Martin Luther college, Chicago. The other address will be in the nature of a valedictory by Orlando T. Peterson, a member of the class. Tbe exer cises will begin promptly at 3 o'clock, and the public in general is invited. The business department is one of the most important in the tnstitu tion, and aside from this tbe popu larity of the talented superintendent. J. E. Gustus, in the city always at taches unusual general interest in the exercises in this branch. EASY ENOUGH To bny cheap groceries, but it isn't so easy to buy goods that are pure and wholesome. 1 here in lies our strong point. We look out for purity. In many cities restric tions are placed on adul terated goods. In Rock Island there is little re striction in any line. The careful mother WILL WATCH IT however, . and she will experience less trouble " at our store than at tbe majority of them. Don't forget then that we are always on the lookont against impure goods aiid guarantee the best in onr line. I 1 HcDOMJ) tSMHtUAv. PfcoM UK. G-E McC ABE'S MILLINERY. MID-SUMMER OPENING. Wednesdav and ThnrmHaw nf this week our Millinery Department will pat on its mid-summer attire. Our buyers have searched the markets for all that is new and exclusive. New things in trimmoH mwA ,.m,-n.mar4 sailors, walking hats. leghorns, chips and dress shapes of every style and variety will be shown here in quantities to be found nowhere else. Wash Dress Goods. Every warm dav adds to thn nnnn. larity of this department. Every day brings something new and beau- , . . mm m wasn iaoncs. Commencing? todav we nlaoa nn sale 22 pieces corded" dimities, regu lar 121c goods at 7Jc. Fmbroidered Japanese Swisses, all colors, worth doable, fur 121c SI inch black lrih orpnndv. r.-crii- lariy 22ic at only 14c a yard. Silk Mitts. A factory's financial weakness was our opportunity. They needed cash and we wanted the mills. They pre ferred to sell at C2a on the dollar for Spot cash to avoid trouble with cred itors. We have them now coa titers, pilled up by the hundreds oi uoxens. v e rx-crin on Monday the irrand slaughter. V rn soil several styles at 18c. better than 'you uavw Dougui aizac. six styles at 22c. usually Sao. S8c and 40c. Ten styles at 25c. You have paid us 42c to 50o for no better goods. At 35c. 33c. 42c, 45c. 48c. 50c and 62c we shall limnl. surprise the oldest shoppers. We have never shown such valnes before. We have silk mitts as low as 20c a pair, but of course the greatest val nes will be found among the better grades. Yon can have all you want this week at wholesale or retail, but after the stock is properly reduced the usual prices will prevail. sCe. st"" J 5 rui 3 idling Hot Days Boys' Wash Suits Ages 3 to 8. Full collar, 45c. Junior Suits Ages 3 to 7. Strictly all wool, fancy cheviots. Rood patterns, serviceable colors and nicely braided, a stylish suit for the little man at a very little price $2.75 Sommers 1804 Second Avenue. T! LUSM GEO. SCHNEIDER. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - - - 1711 SECOND AVENUE Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices. What you want To have done when the spring days come is to have that time piece cleaned. When you are ready bring it to our store. We will put it in first class order, charge you only a rea sonable price, and guarantee satisfaction. Our line of Jewelry, Clocks, Watches and Silver Novelties is complete, and prices are moderate. Reliability is the one word we keep in mind. BLEUER BROS. DRESS GOODS AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Fine all wool imported novelty dress goods, bought to sell at 58c, 85c, and 75c, for this week it they last, only 39c a yard. Silks. Great reductions: Printed Haintai wash silk, all colors and blacks. Neat designs, value 67c, now at 33c a yard. $1 quality black woven India silks, this week we say 69o a yard. Jewelry Department. WATintS, RIKGS. STEKLIXQ 8ILVEK NOVELTIES. Special display suitable fnr gradu ating presents. A fine selection of gold and gold filled watches at prices never before quoted on strictly first class goods. Elgin, Waltham, Hamp ton. Howard, in fact all the best guaranteed cases. Kings Fine set rings, opels, turquois, diamonds and all the popular gems in the newest settings. Sterling stiver novelties Think of buying sterling silver at the same ratio of profit we usually put on dry goods. Leather belts with gold and silver buckles. Silver hat and bonnet brushes, tooth brnshes. pen holders, ink wells and hundreds of other ar ticles. Mosquito netting Full pieces, the best made. We open tbe season at 28c and 32c a piece. Frnit Jars. Mason fruit jars, pints. Sc; qnaxts, 4c; halt gallons. 5c, this week. None at wholesale. You know tbe prices others ask. Refrigerators. The Gurney. the genuine Gnrney. A $15 refrigerator for $8.75; an $8 one for $4.75. Straw Hats, Negflijree Shitts, Crasli Suite, Duck Trousers. blouse, deep sailor r & LaVelle One Price. fiorseshoe Contains no more luck than there Is in store for those wearing our handsome and comfortable shoet, Your pet corn will even desert you when yon have tried one application of oar easy, well fittlng shot's. We have all the novel ties of the season In stock, from the stylish boots and Oxfords to all the novelties In bicycles, tennis, eta, sboea. We have size and width, razor, medium and full toes, flat or high heels, and tbe beet valnes ever offered In Rock Island.