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THE AKGUB, MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1897.
DO HOT DISCARD IT.
The Present School Charter
and Its Advantages.
A WORD WITH YOU.
Cannot be out of place at
the present time. Our new
Goods have been arriving
the past few weeks until
now our immense salerooms
are fairly bulging with
lines of the latest novelties
in cabinets, desks, etc., din
ing room tables, dining room
chairs, parlor furniture, bed
room suites, and, in fact, a
variety of new things that
are bound to please. Our
array of late designs in car
pets and mattings is the
most attractive we have
ever shown, and we invite
your early inspection. We
offer clean, new, stylish fur
niture at popular prices that
cannot fail to please. Our
methods of doing business
are bound to win favor, and
all callers will receive atten
tive and courteous treat
ment whether they buy or
not. Don't go out of your
way when you can see the
latest anda most approved
offierings in furniture on
your very doorstep. Call
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
S SUFFICIENT AND STRONG.
Under Kock Island's System
1 las Become the Best.
simply because an evil influence in
the schools has been rooted ont, the
charter should be discarded forever,
in the interest cl what at best is
purely experimental, and is furthered
by a policy entirely vindictive.
It has ever been a policy of com
munities governed by special char
ters to hang on to this where it is
possible to do so. Davenport fur
nished an example of this Saturday
when, by an overwhelming majority,
it was decided to retain the pie ent
charter and not go under the general
Kock Island will stand by its pres
ent school system tomorrow. The
epanment is loo hazardous.
Not Wise to Experiment Un
der Any Circumstances.
At Any Prcex
Tints the keynote to a bij slaughter sale to begin at our
store Monday morning at 8 o'clock sharp. Our manufac
turer Is at our back. Heie is h's telegram:
ltjchestcr, X. Y., April 1.
COLLY BK03., Rock Island, 111.
Have expressed one thousand pairs fonr dollar shoes,
which yon can sell at any price necessary to meet competition.
Will express green shoes Monday. JOHN KELLY.
That's enough for us. Come and carry them away. Your
cho'ce of these high grade Rochester shoes at the rediculous
price of only $2.50 per pair.
This is the Chance of Chances.
For Steam and Water
f HHI WMt)
Burn Hard or Soft Coal.
And are Heaters that Heat. Easy to clean and
operate. Let us have your plans and make you
estimates. Our work will please yuu.
Allen Mvers & Company
EFFUSIONS FROM SSOTT.
O&pcslta nerper House.
1321 S30 AH.
For 40 years the school system of
Rock Island has operated under a
special charter, which has always
been found not only Eumcient, out
advantageous. Under the original
constitution of the state private laws
could be enacted for the special gov
ernment of ceriain localities, and it
was under such opportune circum
stances that the Kock Island school
district became incorporated, and it
has given to the city one of the best
school systems in the Mate. Tbe
manifold advantages of the special
charter have always been appreci
ated and esteemed in Kock Island,
and the fact that in the long period
of time that the schools have llour-
Ubed cot a word has been raised
against the law under which they
were governed until the advent in
Rock Island of Acaentif ra, is sofli
cient in itself to arouse the suspv
cions of the people aud to convince
them that they had better let well
enoogh alone. Tbe preposition to
throw id i tha churter was
one of the depictures emanating
with Ament, aud wa advocstad
in the board by Dr. Kinyon
nd upheld before the public by the
Union. Indeed tu petition to sub
mit the matter to the people at the
present election was written by the
editor ot the Uuion, who so vigorous.
ly championed tbe caute ot Ament
and Kinyon a year ago now. It is
therefore the handiwork of tbe same
cunning influence that was driven
out of the schools a little, over a year
ago, and should bo repudiated again
now. The persistency of the deter
mtnation to abolish tbe present sys
tem entirely is the strongest proof or
the design on the part ol tbe promo
ters 01 the scbeme. A year ago tbe
proposition was rejected by the eart.e
vote which threw Amen, out, with
which it was identified.
AdraBtao, E. Joyd.
The privileges vvhijh ere extended
to a district under a special charter
have never been abused in Rock Isl
and. Under the general law there is
invariably trouble in providing suit
able builuings. Ii. becomes necessary
to vote on every proposition to erect
such buildings as may be from time
to time necessary, and a number of
retired men, who may bu no longer
patrons 01 the tchools, have the
power to resist such improvement io
the f chools as may be essential to
(heir preservation or advancement.
Under the general law all the war
rants would have to be drawn in an
ticipation ot tho tax fund, debts
could not be paid promptly and or
ders for incidental espeuses would
have to be held or discounted. In
deed in the present state cf school
finances it is doubtful if the
schools could continue to operate.
It has been necessary to erect a
large number of school buildings
in the past few years, $2J0.0oO
having been so invested, but the re
sult is a system of school buildings
mat wouia not hare been possible
otherwise, but which are today the
Saest index to Kock Island's true
character. Still, notwithstanding
.1 , ,
tnese wonoeriui improvements, the
existing indebtedness is but (68,000,
and under tbe manner in which the
schools are at present being gov.
erned, this amount will be absolutely
wipru diii id ue j ears without a
cent's additional increase in taxa
tion. As a matter of fact, the board
01 1 ot last year's ttx levy decreased
the bonded indebtedness $20,000
Under the special charter five mem
bers ot the board do tha business,
that under the general law it would
require nine or 12 to do, and as it is
cow the responsibility for an a:t
may De reaauy traced, whereas it
could not be so ea ily do.ie with an
increased number of directors. If
tbe proposition to discard the spe
cial charter snouM carry tomorrow,
the present board would cease to be
June 3'-, and an entirely new board
would be elected, aud this, obviously,
is what those who are opposed to the
government as established by the
people last June, are praying for,
leehng that out of nine or 12 they
could probably elect a portion of the
members if not a majority.
The present board wi th the ad
vice of fcupt. Youn; has some excel
lent ideaa under consideration for
the coming year, one of which is the
establishment of a trainicg school
which shall be the doorway into the
teaching corps. Through this a
cadet eysUm of teaching will be
provided at a cost which will be nom
inal, and which will insure to the
sehoola teachers always trained.
The advantage of such an auxiliary
will be seen at a glance, a ad this is
bat one of many j lins that are now
under consideration. Tbe schools
are now running along smoothly and
being conducted economically, the
present board beic; one t the best
the district has ev. r La i, and if for
40 years the speci.-l charurhas oper
ated satisfactorily, there is no valid
reason why at this particular time!
IS A CLEAII TICKET,
That Which the Democrats
IS STRONG ALL THROUGH.
Boms cf the Tt:td Sample! mt the Local
The authority of John K. Scott
having been given for the publics.
tion of some of his personal letters
in the present campaign it becomes
possible to give to the public what
would otherwise be withheld ont of
consideration on tho part of the re
ctpients Ho wever, Mr. Scott wishes
the public to judge, tie aiso wants
This .rtKiiCS to publish for him the
names of those whom he has ap
proached with propositions to trade.
1 u e Argus la not at liberty to 00 as
Mr. Scott would like to have it in a 1
things, but it will accommodate him
to the extent of a sample or so ot his
li'ersrv efforts. Here is one, and
there are probably others in the
pockets of numereua citizens about
Office of the State's Attorney,
Rock Island county, C. J. Searle, J.
K. bcott assistant. Kock Island
March 25, 1897. Mr. , city.
Dear sit: Mr. has spoken to
me of yon, saying that vou had ex
pressed a friendly feeling toward my
candidacy for city attorney. I have
been unable to get to the , but
exptct to be there before the cam
paign closes, as I Lave been laid up
with the grip over a week. I know
that you are on the opposite side of
the fence from myself, but you un
derstand, I believe, the nature of the
fight tkat is being made upon me,
and personal reasons that actuate ma
to ask your support, i expect to see
you personally between now and then
to solicit your active aid. I assure
you that I will deeply appreciate j
any kindness that you may do me,
and take it purely as a personal
favor, as I have no political claims
upon you. I desire some good man.
whom every one knows and respects, !
from your party to look after my in
terests in your ward, and trust you
may suggest such a one to m'.
Thanking you for kindness ex
tended until I can do so personally, I
am yours very truly.
JOHN K. DCOTT.
Names are omitted, but the one
whom Mr. Scott uses as a reference
is a representative democrat who
was seen thi3 morning, atid who de
nied that he had Riven Mr. Scott any
authority whatever to use his came,
and he was indignant at the reckless
use that had been made of it in cre
ating an erroneous impression in the
mind of a political friend.
Another letter equally audacious
which tbe recipent lelt at liberty to
show The Argus this morning after
seeing Mr. Scott's authority, is one
in which the writer reminds the citi
zen whom he addresses as "Dear Sir
and Friend," that while as assistant
state's attorney he prosecuted the as
sailant of his brother last summer,
and owing to "a peculiar turn of sf-
firs" he continues, "I have de
termined to ask the personal kind-;
ness at the hands of yourself and ;
your intimate friends." Then he con
tinues. "To be britf, members of my
own party are going to cut
me because I insisted in go
ing ahead with the prosecution
of Merritt, the lieutenant of the Mc
Einley club, who struck your broth
er . Because I was honest ia the
matter they intend to make me suffer;
you can heln me if vou will, and I
trust you will feel inclined to spesk
a kind word to your friends." This j
is probably the first time that a pub
lic officer has sought redress through
a member ot an opposite political
faith, for the consequences cf his
having done bis duty. If Mr. Scott
merely did his duty, the brother of
a prosecuting witness is under no
obligations to him, and he should
not presume to think that he is. Tbe
1 ck of discernment exhibited in this
appeal is on a par with his exceed
ingly bad tasto in communicating to
a member of an oppofcinjr political
party the aUitude of a faction of
his own party toward him
If there is'any one in Rock Island
who has ever met Mr. Scott, he has
been reminded of the fact, and there
apparently has been no subject that
binds men together even to relig
ion too delicate not to be brought
up as suggesting a reason why Scott
should not receive the suffrage of the
one appealed to. The Scott emulsion
of cod liver oil aa applied in Bock
Inland ia not a soothing calve. Its
effect is quite the opposite, indeed.
Do Not Overlook the
Two in One.
Two slocks conso'idat dinette. The bajance of the Ifelntyre-Reck Go's, stock ef
high class dry goods has been removed to oar own store, mad tho wuoderfol tH
which have been the talk of the town for the past several days will be continued as long
as a single thread of the Mclutyre-Reck stock remains.
Extraordinary Silk Selling,
It is with unusual pride and confi
dence that the democratic party an
ticipates the result of tomorrow's
election, aa the parry has never gone
before the people with a better or
stronger ticket. The manner in
which it was selected ia as much in
contrast with the other aide as is the
very composition of it. The ticket
made in the name of the republicans
contains candidates who would not
have been thought of but for the con
sideration that it waseisential to have
them enter iotb the fight in behalf
of Carte and Scott, tho instance in
the convention where, in the interest
of Carse, votes were delivered by
Searle and Scott in the Sixth ward
that they were not authorized to de
liver with the understanding that
the Catse element would return
the compliment for Scott later
on, was an evidence of the trickery,
that domic ated "the corner"-cured
convention. It was a political gath
ering in which tha machine lash
was applied and in which the motto
was, recognize those who "are wid
us" only and show no quarter to the
The Ormocratle Ttrktt.
The democratic ticket on the other
hand was the outcome of the out
spoken, untrammeled will and ex
pression cf the party and against
whom and not a name on it can an ob
jection be raised. It is only essen
tial that the people be cautious and
ca-eful in voting tomorrow. The
safest way is to vote the democratic
ticket straight, the head of which
i given, thus:
THOMAS J. MEDILL, JR.
Then there will be no possibility
of mistake. It will only be essential
then to make three marks on your
ballet, the one in the circle at the
top. and those on the propositions.
and the latter, by the way, are apt to
bo overlooked, "it might be well to
mark them first, and to be part'eu
larly guarded, as it is to the city's
interests mat tne eonu refunding
proposition should prevail, and to the
schools' interest that the design to
i-uinu tne system snoiia be de
feated. Care should be used there
fore in avoiding confusion. The
vote for the sflirmative on the bond
proposition is indicated in this way
Issuing the Bonds of tbe
City o( Buck Island. HI., in
the binuuut ot tmO.ino to
retire outstanding bond
and other indebtedness of
COMMENCING MONDAY, APRIL 5.
Wo place on sale tbe Unrest tingta silk purchase ever made by ns.
This lot Includes a manufacturer's entire stork of short lengths and
loom enl of the season's latest productions. Up to S3 Silks for, per
Never such values or such styles at such a price. There are fine Brocaded
eaiina, jenutnetiss Taffeta Plaids, Striped and Checked Taffetas, rlr
Knt CT-inch TwiUed Foulard at Iks, great varuty tf colons. New
Ixjubrians, Damases, Satin Parisians; about S.000 yards in the kit. and
your pick of them all, none reserved, at per yard .
A Special pure base of short lengths of black and colored Silk e'.renauUws
enaoies nil 10 oner ute finest weaves la new serril and striie 0siims.
manufactured by B. Priestly A Co . England, and Bonnet A Cie, I.yooa.
France, goods, worth up to 13.50 a yarJ, 34 and S5 Inches wide, divided
in two great Jot, and your choice at per yard, $1.85 and
And the vote in the negative on
the scheme to overthrow the schools
as now conducted would be thus
Organization onder the
tree &cnooi u.
Bead your ticket
mark it carefully.
To Cur a Cold la Oaa 0T.
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. AU drug' 1st a refund the
money if it fails to cure. 86 cents
Cfcraale kawntba Care.
Dr. H. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind says: "For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely
afflicted with rheumatism. I finally
trie! Detchon's 'Mystic Cure' for
rheumatism, and in four days could
walk without mv cane; two bottles
cured me sound and well. Sold by
Otto Grotjan. druggist, 1501 Second
avenue. Hock Island, liust Schlegel
A Son, 220 West Second street. Dav
A workman often eata his lunch
on the same bench where he does his
work. Tbe office man turna his desk
into a dinlrg table. Neither gets
the ont of doors exercise he needs,
ne ther takes the proper time for
eating. It is small wonder that the
digestion of both gets out cf order.
Iu such cases Dr. Pierce'a Pleasant
Pellets come to their assistance by
aiding nature in taking ore of the
The cause tf nine-tenths cf tbe
s;ckness cf the world is constipation.
From this one cause come indiges
tion; disorders of the stomach, liver
and kidneys; biliousness, headaches,
flatulence, heartburn, impurity of
tbe blood and the serious complica
tions that follow. To begin with,
constipation is a little thing, and a
little thing will cure It, The "Pleas
ant Pellets" are tiny, augar-eoated
granules. They will perfectly core
the worst cae of constipation and
indigestion. If the druggist tries
to sell you some other pill that pays
him greater profit, just think of
what will best pay yon.
Hare Taw Ha tawOrtpr
If yo have, yon probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley's Honey
and Tar to heal yonr longs sad stop
the racking cough incidental to this
disease. Sold by M. F. Bahnaea.
Cascarets stimulate liver,
and bowels Never sicken,
or gripe; 10 cents. , -
BBbftcrib for Iu
A verr advantaceous nurchaaa ot Silk
Waists enables us to ssll some wonderfully
good things at a good deal below their real
wot 1 it.
rialu Cbiua an3 Taffeta Waists iu tbe
very newest tihaies and makes at J:(.GH. and
a most masmtuv-nt line of print! J China
Silk WaiUs at Others of course cost
more an J wid sell for mmv.
Sprlcg Jicl&ets, Cpe Etc
Spring Jackets, Caprs and Suits are in
great de.uiantt. Some very choice styles are
now th-iug shown. Fresh arrivals almost
every day for this department.
Dress Skirts, Serges, Silks, Mohairs and
a great vaiietv of materials. The new
shapes, the swell styles, the correct hang,
ana wnat is more tne lowest prices you
have evr seen or ht-ard of. Make an early
inspection 01 tucse goous.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY,
APBIL 7 AND 8.
When we shall displsr exclusive French
ana our own creations of hU;h-clafs millinery.
(rest variety of Bonnets and Toques for
cirri a je and street wear.
The prices of Jtock lslsnd's greitest aaU
llnery store will be fully SS per cent lower
than goods of like merit are sold elsewhere.
Items from the Mclntyre-Reck stock:
1.000 yards rheeked cotton Dress Goods,
worth 12e. for 7fc.
1.00 yards best Shirt Cambric, short
lertfT'hs, 1 to A ya d . 3c a. yard.
UK) yards check A poo Ginghams at Se
1.000 yards Dim Trimmings, If. A IL
price up to 50c a yard, t- at le a yard.
Kurtlur niMitkin f nth... w.ti i.na
from day to day as we get them in stock
with the spe lal mark for quick closing.
aSAAMAittlnHMIMO... 1 r J-LrmjJLruu-u-u-
1720, 1722, 1724. 1726, and 1728 Second Arena.
a Is a sack auit of a lively cloth with the vest
J double breasted. They call it waistcoat because
A the fashion is English, and vest Is waistcoat in
f Have a peculiar way of making the rest both
7 rows of buttons buttoned makes a good fit and
y no wrinkles.
mink of what else 70a want We bare the every-day
1 things as . well as the one-in-a-thonsaad. Yonr mosey back If '
' yon want it; and nobody wants it. That's the sort of store wo I
-' 1 rfltTv' i. " S"li itC
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1S04 Second Avenue.
CHNEIDER : :
For Your New Spring Shoes
l'f E have jnat received a large shipmeat of Ladies Tea, Ox
blood and Fine Dongola Shoes, and lots saore oa the road.
These Shoes are made oa the very latest style last, aad are
Prices That Will Surprise You . . .
OUR line of Men's Shoes cannot be beat. We have them oa
the latest style last, aad are made ap ia Viol Kid aad Rus
sia Calf. Taa. Oxblood aad different shades of Oiblood.
Come ia aad be convinced that we have the boat selsetioa to
pick from ia the city.
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