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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, TUESDAY. .TU?E 14, 1904.
u GOOD BYE TO CITY Voted Out of Existence by Board of Education Con tract Let for Finishing School Rooms. Tha City Normal school was voted cut of existence last evening by the board of education, making the sec ond time It has been wiped out It was estafrtished bv the democrats and obliterated by the republicans each time. Its death knell hias beeii ring ing for some time and those -who kept . their ears to the ground heard it plainly. Those who established the standard of examination are responsi ble for its demise, for In trying to Place It bbove anv school of its kind in the stat thev made it almost Im possible for the average candidate to pass, and fear of failing kept scor& of High school -rirl graduates from at tempting It, This was shown by jrradually -der creasing numbers of candidates for examination, and a few weeks ago when only two applied and one passed, It became evident to tha majority of the board that the school had outlived Its usefulness. It was toward the close of the meeting when the resolution intro duced at the last meeting- obliterating the school was taken up. Mr Tinker then submitted the following report: 1 Waterbury, Conn, June 13, 1904. Board of Education: Gentlemen I would submit the fol lowing report in regarfl to the City Normal school. This school has had a somewhat checkered existence. Estab lished In 1807. it was discontinued in 1808 "and reopened in 1S09 and contin ues st the present time. When the school was closed in v 1898 the move seemed a wise one. inasmuch as a normal certificate was adopted as the minimum requirement for prospective teachers, 'but the placing on the wait ing list of several young ladies who had only partially completed their training wag Questionable at least. Whatever Is , done at the - present time, similar y action should not be ta- should only be done when practically mil of the students hare graduated. In 1899 when there was talk of ro- peninj: tne scnooi i am . not nesicate to express myself as opposed to such action, but when th board of educa tion, feeling that there wr ' i demand for gucb a school, voted ' reopen it, rs a loyal official I detei .ined, with i.. . . .i-j & i . . i j.. i our schooU the best of Its kind in New Enarland. , Stringent regulations relative to its management were adopted land a lim itation placed upon the size of enter ing classes, and I regard the school as organized at present to, be without a peer. The expense of maintaining' the school has been less than that of schools of similar size in the city. Cost per room:' 1900 1901 1902 1903 City Normal . .$061 $528 $494 $559 Crosby 610 632 653 650 Webster 090 715 720 758 Prom the above it can be seen at a fiance that as comnfared with the been a large gnving. which has been due to tha "practice" rooms in charge of the. normal ctess. . t ... Still, this Question is not "wholly a financial one. If all of our new teach ers were to be trained In this school I should unhesitatingly pronounce such a policy fatal to. the best educa tional interests of th city, but such Is not the case: for example, during the present year only five (5) students will graduatft from the City Normal school, while sixteen (10) young ladies from this city, graduates of other in y ertltutlons. normal and college, will be placed on the 'waiting list" An ideal policy would be. to have a portion of uur xwHCiiers jwiuiy irniaea, n portion trained in the state schools, and a por tion selected wherever the best could be found- To quite an extent this policy has been our policy and I am glad to say that everv board of edu cation ha lent Its aid In this direction. Whenever local teachers can be found of suitable ability there Is no reason for scouring the state or country. Very fortunatelv for us the waiting list has been so large that the major ity of those appointed have ttad from Ing before entering noon their work In thig city. Thus we have been able to secure not only specially trained but experienced teachers. Of those ap pointed I am not able to pick out the graduates of any particular school, for ell are' doing excellently. As to whether there is any strong public opinion favorable to or deshous of the continuance of this school, I am un able to stay; such decision Ilea with the board of education. Whatever is done should be done deliberately. ) If the school ha passed bevond the stage of its usefulness and there is likely to be no demand for tts reopen . ng. It should be closed. But to close the school one year and reopen it the next would be very unfortunate and would hurt us In th city and state. More advancement can be made under any settled policy than under one that Is changed every year or two. .Respectfully. B. W. TINKER. The report was filed and Commis sioner Larkin moved that the City ""Normal school be closed at the end of the school year 1905. Then followed a lon. discussion on the merit and demerit of the school. Ckwrnndssioner McDonald said such a school was h necessity in the city. It was established at the call of the peo ple because It was too expensive on the average person to send hi daugh ter to the State Normal school. After la' tima the school was closed, but dt wsa opened again by the demand of the people. Oommissloner Lawlor paid the standard of the City Normal school was as good as (any grammar school In the city. Commissioner Phelan asked Superin tendent Tinker 4f the standard of the average pupil in the CMty Normal school was not as jgood las that of any pupil of any grammar school In the city nd Superintendent Tinker replied tha It wast , Commissioner McIonaId moved an amendment to the motion that f.ich entering class consist of ten, and that of each rear's clasg of graduates from the High school the flJtet . five that passed with W averafra over 80 per cot be admitted, without any exam ination, and that other applicant be admitted on their passiivr an examin ation of 70 per cent. .-. Comm.Iao.!oaer Larkin considered that poch. a cyr; Cvs'.-r-rj NORMAL SCHOOL. McDonald recommended would ' only tend to make th school weak. It would be like putting an apprentice to do the work of a journeyman, he said. "It Is the children we look out for, not the teachers; they can tak oare of themselves," said Commissioner Larkirt. , He opposed letting down the bars in any mianner for the chil dren would unquestionably suffer. Superintendent Tinker explained the method tof teaching used in the City Normal school, ' which in brief was that one" assistant superintends the work of two teachers. Commissioner Griggs said It was not a question of standard of schools. It seemed to him that the School was established at the. public request. That was evident from the large number of applicants at first. They were to the number of fifty, but piraduaUy that number decreased until to-day there were only two applicants. It was ev ident then -the school has outlived its usefulness. He asked If it was ad visable to, lower the standard of a school In order to be able to maintain it as would Pq done by accepting Com missioner McDonald's amendment. Commissioners Phelan Lawlor and Griggs then went into a dissertation on the method and results of examina tion by one's own teachers and teach ers from or: ide, after which Commis sioner Ph i said that Bridgeport maintains mil a school as that. In question an 1 one year they had only one candidate, another year " It ... had none, yet it was maintained and to-day it is running at a high standard. Commissioner .McDonald maintained that he takes ag much Interest in the children of the schools as any of the Lcommissioners.' In fact, that In that respect he tools no second place. The amendment by. Commissioner McDonald was then put and the result being doubtful, the roll was called, and the vote being a tie, Commissioner Chapman preferring not to vote, Mayor Elton cast the deriding ballot against the amendment The motion was then put and carried In the same manner. Tims the city normal school for the'sec ond time was voted out of existence. , Then came the question of educating the successful candidate of the two ap plicants. Miss Relley, and after a good deal of discussion it was . decided to leave. the matter In Mr". Tinker's hands. Commissioner Phelan as chairman of the committee appointed to inquire into the conditions of the Bunker Hill school, reported that they were Inade quate for the demands and recommend ed the erection of , a new and larger building. Commissioner Larkin presented a resolution hy which the present system of paying the teachers would be "sub stituted for one of merit He said that at present a good teacher may be receiv ing a very low salary and a second class teacher may be paid a first class salary. He did 'not think this was right His motion was referred to the proper committee. Commissioner Larkin also moved that the method of electing' the board of. education . be revised. At present he said, a new lot of men Is often elect ed and consequently the pupils of the schools cannot fatB to suffer In some way, probably the teachers themselves, because the new-ward knows nothing about school conditions. The change is too abrupt he thought, for the bene fit of the department. As there is plenty of time to consider this, and It being a matter worthy of considerable' attention. It was laid over for the pres ent v ' ' ' ."'Ti' The following were 'placed on the waiting list: ' ..; Wesleyan university, Miss Helen L. Gilbert . '..v' ,New Haven state normal school, Miss Mary A. DoTsey,, Miss May Kershaw; Miss Mary K. Kilduff, Miss Emma J. Mnnville. . v . ' City normal school . Miss Rose V. Carroll, Miss Mary J. Mitchell., 'Miss Margaret McNamara, Miss,. Anna G. Phelan, Miss Anna M. Sweeney. New Britain normal , school, .Miss Bertha Goerr, Miss Margaret Lyman. Miss Margaret Myers, Miss Margaret McDonald. . ' Wheelock kindergarten school, Bos ton Miss Mabel Benham. New Orleans kindergarten. Miss Es ther Buchner. Contractor Edward S. Flanagan was awarded the contract for finishing whatever number of rooms are desired in the Mulcahy school. His bids were as follows: One room. $953; two rooms. $1,108; three rooms, $1,473; four Tooms, $1,730; four rooms and recitation room, etc, $1,825. He' was lower in all of his bids than any of the other bidders. Fire escapee will be placed In the Washington school as soon as possible. An Invitation from the Queen's Daughters to attend the fslr which opens In City hall Wednesday evening was received, but further than placing It pn file no action was taken. SIDEWALK REPAIRS. Concrete Men Displeased With Way WosrR Is Given Out? The concrete men about town claim that they have a crow to pluck with the present city administration. In the past everybody repaired his own sidewalk and in 'this way the different contractors came in for a share of the work, but since the new law went Into effect one man Is getting the -whole of it at his own price. This has stirred up quite a hornet's nest among the concrete men, all of whom, except Mr Wilmot who is doing the work, feel that the job should have been let by contract or that at least the whole of it ought not to in to one per son. It Is too bad that law should be abused, way that we can have go sidewalk is the only walks and the only way, too, by wh! h everybody who uses them can be compelled to pay something toward the expense of keeping them . In proper condition, but if the work is to be doled out contrary to a charter provision and in a man ner which shows a decidedly political turn, then like the City Normal school, it will be short lived and no matter how much merit there may be lnjt It will be throttled. In justice to the public, to say nothing about the con tractors, bids should have been called for before a penny of that $5,000 side walk appropriation was spent If this had been done it would remove the whole source of faultfinding on the part of men who claim the sidewalk law has been converted into a money ta&icln natlne f off -one ra$ ' POLICE C0UET DOINGS. J. B. Lawton Tatten SicK In Court , Room This Morning. i Proceedings in the city court to-day opened with a sensation The name of J. B. Lawton had been just called out when a man in the dock appeared to have been stricken. It turned out hovvever, that he was merely taken sick and he was removed from the room. He was J. B. 'Lawton and he stands charged with breach of the peace. His case will be heard to-morrow. Stephen Tullar and Mrs Mary Guil folle were charged with breach of the peace. They were arrested last night In the "red house" on Abbott avenue. The proprietress, Mrs Tyler, dressed in immaculate white was the complain ant The story she told was rather rambling: It seemed however, that Tullar and, Mrs Gullfolle's husband got wrangling, over cards and Mrs Ty ler got alarmed and called in the po lice. The complaint was dismissed. , Goelanto Scostlo of Canal street got into a row over his children last Sun day afternoon. A fine of $5 and costs was imposed. A case against Christopher Dunphy for assaulting his wife was continued to Thursday. Attorney Dalton defended Peter O'Donnell who ' was charged with sell ing liquor in his rooms over his saloon on , Mill street last Sunday and Attor ney Relley " defended ' James Burke -who was charged with having been found there. Officers Hayes and Stevens with Ser-, geant Blakely made the , raid. They were armed with a search warrant, and they found Burke and one Michael Dugan smoking In the"" sitting room. All the evidence of violation of the law consisted of a bottle of port wine found in a bureau drawer, a little whiskey and two or three empty beer bottles. Two men hastened out of, the house when they saw the officers, and one got out a window. A fine of $25 was imposed. Burke was discharged. Dugan had settled for $10. O'Donnell filed an appeal. LOOP THE LOOP. Member From North End Entertained With Speech. The Loop the Loop club hell an out ing last Sunday in the easter. part of the city and delegates from all sections were there. 1 In all there were about eighty present Patrick' Donahue, president, made the address of wel come.: Patrick Phelrin, secretary, also made 'a speech. William Quigley gave an exhibition , of bis prowess us . a whistler. A few selections on the vio lin were given by Michael Doyle., and John Cavanaugh set the wboleaudi-j The feature of the occasion, however. was a speech from .the delegate from the north end Michael Olaffey. It has been many years since Mr Olaffey trod the soil of the east end, and he appar ently made this the occasion of mak ing himself heard upon a matter of vital interest o himself and all who travel North square. 4 'Since the square was paved," said he, "not less than half, a dozen people have been' drowned there, thpugh.othi ing wag said in the press about their deaths. On every rainy day it harrows up. the blood to see tho risk of being drowned people run while crossing North square. Ex-Commissioner or rubllo Works 'Jim' Whiting? who is partly responsible for the square, came jieaT. being drowned there last week, and several times has the bridge that I built from Fogg's corner to O'Brien's bakery -been swept, away by the flood. A man was making c good living run ning a ferry there, but Street Inspector Hotchklss put him out of business by confiscating his "boat. The last rainy day the slush and dirt came down from Bishop street in such large quantities that it was the means of saving many lives. It was borne on the raging tor rent until it was swlTled into little islands which served as stepping stones. Tey were like oasis in the desert of Sahara, and by this means people were easily enabled to cross the square without getting their knees wet If this month turns out to be as wet as it was last June, I think there would be a1 good thing in it for some one to build a .line of ships or .floats, for enough people pass that way at noon and 8 o'clock when the shop get out tr pay a man a large salary. Such fs "e kick of those who must heeds j:is on North square on rainy days. Hen tlemen, I tuank you for your forbear ance." Great applause. MISS. MACDONALD'S CLASSES CLOSE WORK A most enjoyable time was passed last evening at the Convent of Notre Dame, the occasion being the closing of Miss Macdonald's Junior classes. The result of the year's . work reflected great credit on both teacher and pu pils. . v - The program included elocution, physical culture and dancing. It would be hard to say which pumber deserved most praise. The order and ease with which the many difficult numbers were executed, also the grace of all the pupils was commented upon and ad mired by. all present The Indian club swinging represent, ed hard work and thorough drilling. The entire class took part and were: Misses Teresa Cooley, Loretta Casey, Mary Dunn, Margaret King, Rose Bannon, Genevieve Kilroe, Katherine Maloney, Anita Carroll, Georgie Wolf, Mary Henderson, Stella Keefo, Kath erine Jackson, Mary Gaffney, Helen Fruln, Mollie Cullen, Pauline Culleu, Margaret Cullen, Carrie Martin, Annie Martin, Geraldlne Wallace Cornelia Fruin, ; Josephine Birney, "Veronica BIrney, FM- Carroll, Mary McOor lniok and Fiances Haux. All of the same class took part In the, dumb bell drill which was equally good. , . A beautiful scarf drill arranged by Miss Macdonald for the occasion, was gracefully performed by Misses Louise Martin, Margaret Sweeney, Teresa Carley, Agnes Mahoney, Loretta Cas ey, Mary Dunn, Mary Henderson, Anita Carroll and Genevieve Kilroe. . Many of the same pupils had recita tions and fancy dances, all of which were beautifully performed lneach particular. All had been prepared to recite, but only a few were called upon and many of the dances , were omitted as there was not time .for all. Miss Macdonald has- certainly been most successful here with all of her classes, -and all of her puyils show careful training. ai ding's 72-74 South Main st, , .. Telephone 220. Keep Out the Flies There are two good reasons ' why Window and Door Screens should be, universally used. One iB because they keep out the flies that carry contagion from every cesspool.- The other is that they permit the free circulation of air and thus add to the comforts of the home. , We have Window Screens of all kinds and qualities, with prices accordingly, running from 20c . each up, and our line of Doors Is more than complete, starting at - 75c. All Doors have hinges, screws, knob and hook and eye. . 'BRING MEASURE. The Best Is nonp loo good for you. Order your winter supply of us now while the price , is low and you villxbe sure to get the best. John McElligott. With Fitzpatrick & :? Glos ter's. No. 60 South Main St ; Telephone connection. 1 CUT THIS COUPON OUT BRING YOUR PHOTO Our offer having proved a wonderful advertising medium, we will extend It for the bene fit of those who have not as yet ; availed themselves of, it s CI r EVKBY - ADULT r bringing) r this ' coupon and & distinct PHOTO to the WATERBURY ART STUDIO. 142 South Main street,' before July 15 will re ceive a LIFE SIZE PORTRAIT copied from same FREE OF CHARGE. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGED TO PURCHASE A FRAME. ' Now9 Ladles. I am ready to place your Fur Garments In cold storage and insure them against, moths and fire at a small cost. Telephone and I will call,;: v s ' : ; ; TELEPHONE No. 47-5. J j , TRUDELLi PRACTICAL FURRIER.' 103 So Main ,St John Saxe, Florist. All Kinds of Bedding Plants, , Geraniums and Others. ) Reasonable Terms. , Prompt Attention. Come out to Dublin street and seet display. f , 205 SOUTH MAIN ST. TIMELY TOPICS. Screen doors for 69c at Magner'e, and be sells Universal bread mixers at $1.79. f . .. Upson, Singleton & Co wani you -o call and see the $5 trousers they have put on the $4 table. Castle, the marketman, will put on sale to-morrow 1,000 pounds of corned beef at 4e a pound. Wllion & Tyrrell are showing a fine line of dress suit and traveling cases with prices to suit everybody. The Credit Clothing Co has a stock of featherweight underwear, ready for the coming sultry weather. Miller Peck are selling out their season's stock of wall papers at about half price. , Great list ''of grocery bargains in Turnbull's ad for their Wednesday patrons. r . Extraordinary values offered in boys' and children's suits at R. II. Harder & Co's. Suits that will wnsli. The June sale of muslin und at Reid & Hughes commences . row morning. Three specials in ladies suits at Currans are ; worth a visit to . the cloak department. Oxfords for girls, all kinds, tan and black. - See J. G. Jackie & Son's ad to-day. ' J. B. Mullinga & Co have a stocK of medium weight underwear that la just right for thla season. Dodge gilves prlce on Mu oxfords to-day, C5c to $1.25; sandals 50e to $1. Special prices on all grades of wall paper at Jlustin & Woodruff's until July 1- ' Read the prices the Spearo Credit Co baa put on men fend women's suits' and the easy method of pay ments. ' - The Brass City Xiquor Co haa a good five room tesiexasmt to reat . Lehigh Goal The Reitf & Hughes Dry Goods Co TELEPHONE 410. OUR-JUNE SALE uslin Commences Wednesday Morning- If good qualities can be bought for what one has to pay for the cheap and poorly made sorts, isn't it better to .get the good ? Not even an expert would bother making her own underwear with such values as these to be had. There is full money's worth in every one of the well made and well fitting garments GOWNS. Fine muslin Gowns, yokes trimmed with tucks; and insertion, regu- lar price 50c, sale price . 29c each. Fine muslin Gowns, with yokes of . tuckl and Insertions, regular price 50c, sale price 39c each Fine cambric Gowns, all sizes, with hemstitched tucks and hamburg , v Insertion, regular $1.25 goods, : sale price . ; 75o Fine muslin Gowns, high neck", also with round neck, hnmburg , trimmed, regular price $1 and $1.25, sale price 75o Fine cambric Gowns, hemstitched edge, large round yoke, regular ' price $1.25, sale price - 75c Gowns in fine cambric and muslin, some-with fine tucks, hamburg trimmed, others with four rows hemstitching, all sizes, regular . price $1.50, sale price : 89c Fine cambric Gowns, trimmed with , '. hamburg Insertion and tucks, in -1 j square neck and low neck, square ; , . shape, all. trimmed -with ham- . burg, regular price $1.75. sale J price $1.13 each Fine cambric and Nainsook Gowns with lace yoke, regular price $2, sale price . $1.25 each Gowns of fine' muslin and cambric in, V-shape and square neck, reg- , ular price $2 and $2.25, sale price - $1.50 each CORSET COVEKS. Corset. Covers , in all sizes, 82 to ; 44, 12 styles to select from, in j high neck. V-neck, square neck t j and low neck, in tight fitting and ; full fronts, regular price 25c sale price , 21c Corset Covers in tight fitting and ' full front styles, in high, V, squareround and low neck, In" Strawberry rm SloiMfcotikes EVERY AFTERNOON DURING THE SEASON. ; The unusual demand for them proves, their worth. $ Our Ice Cream Parlors are open. Come and see us.- ?r the TTrott ; BBtlcmg Co. J22 EAST MAIN, STREET. - " 1 Hybrid Perpetual Roses, Out ot Pols, Strong Plants, 4 u 25c Each. ; 1 Aster Plants, 25c per Doz. Geraniums in variety , , 75c to $1.50 per Dozen. j Double Petunias, fine plants. ; ..Fuchsiasl1'','" A few Pansies left at 12c per Dozen. ' ; DA1UIUA 32 Union and 13 South Main Sts. Telephone., . ,,.., .' -'; Drop In : - And let us demonstrate our ability ' to sell you better clothing for less money than it has ,?ver been your, good fortune Jo looK at. , We have gone through our entire stocK of Men's and Boys' Clothing and cut prices right and left with the above result Every suit is of this season's maKe. the variety is so large that you will find just what you want at just the right price. A Special is Three Lines of fancy, -all wool worsted suits that sold at $15. These are now $10. Straw Hats, Summer Shirts, Belts and everything to dress man or boy, and all at a big reduction in price. , G, ' Kilcluff Underwear lace and hamburg trimmed, regu lar price 50c, sale price 42o Fine Nainsook Covers in round and squar neck styles, lace and haui- burg trimmed,. excellent good regular price $1 and $1.25 en i. sale price 75c Our. entire line of better grade Cor set Cqvers reduced fox this sale. - DRAWERS. A lot of hemstitched and . tucked 1 Drawers, extra good value at 2oc, sale price . 19c a pair Cambric Drawers with hem- i stitched tucks and hamburg " trimmed, also with wide hem- stitched ruffle and lace trimmed, . regular price 50c, sal price 42c pair Fine cambric Drawers in hamburg , and lace trimmed, goods sold at 75c, sale price , 59c pair : SKIRTS. Y 10 dozen hamburg trimmed Skirts, with six "rows of tucks, deep flounce, regular $1.25 goods, sale price - 79o Cambric Skirts In hamburg and lace trimmed, regular price $1.50 and $2, sale price $1.19 JUNE SALE PRICES ON INFANTS' ,..- " 7 - : WEAR. . ;..:.- : Misses' white cambric Under Skirts, 29-lnch, regular price 90c and $1 each, sale price '69c each Misses' short Skirts with tucks "and ruffles, regular price 50c; sale . price ' 39c Misses Gowns, all sizes. - made of flhe cambtlc.;aQd .trimmed with neat' patterns and narrow em ' broidery; regular prices t-c and $1, sale price r 59c Children's Guimps, with fine ham burg insertion, regular prices 75c and $1, sale price 7 P00 "RaiiwBy7. Beady ReUef U a 6 0"";?? Etctj Fln. Spraiaa, BruUea, Palna in tb jBack. Cht UmllZV X." 11 in. unv rain stop. th. moat excruciating pain., allay. n-l aummation, awl euro. CongMtioa by an. .p-j pUcaton teMmful j win hi m fo minutM cor. Cramp.. Bpaam Sour Btamiu. Haartbun. Sick Ueadacka, DianrhOM, Oolw aud all Internal pain. DOia Uf aruKguiia. i i EADWAI A CO., 05 Elm .tryrt. New fWd. , To Night 'j: : jt : : : M RRR i A CURE 71 & 'Go 1 MMPP9 5 en n that never has been equaled is now in full blast . v. . Mill ; to take advan tage of this great SHOE FMETISEOEiIIIi 203 BANK STREET - Waterbury, Oonn. f TUTORING. JJATBEMATIOS OF AMY ORADB ALS3 LANGUAGES. . H. S. GULLIVER. M. A. Yal. 61 Walnut etroes. ' " w ' k PENMAN SHIP1 Prof. I-Iolloy. To&ches every pupil to -write t ts? rapid, business bndt lu a course cf : private lessons and no failures. I.u kindg of pert work executed ia tia heh 'r1- degree of art. 167 BANK fiTSEST. THIS IS 110 "PIT GM.1E" Jurt because we bav a very lar, corner of Ben'edict street filled "vrl., GRAIN of ell kinds for horses, cov, i pire and chickptis. In fact, the next time you are 1" on feeds let us send you a trial or r' We are very sure you will crS hg-aln. If your hens- ar tro.ub;- Z with lice get some INSTANT LOU, -KILLER; it does ail it says. AXLE GREASE and OILS f M heavy and light wagons. The Piatt ill 80 BENEDICT ST., WATERBXJIIT. J5 N. MAIN ST., NAUGATUCiT. Q oal y rdersttended toeavs 1 if;em at our office, n So Maln'J a Frank Miller &Ooi COAL- ALSO WOOD AND CP VRCOAU JOHN BY RON, Tard near Plume & Atwood's. 5??towa ciSce with J.-H. XHr&azr.sii fte, 3 East Uj tsresi 'i 0 i