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iWATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1908.
Qw 141th ANNIVERSARY is Being Royally Celebrated, and developments this week will prove it to be the greatest event in the history of our business. PAGl ? gives you another list of new, fresh merchandise, the prices of K which are twenty per cent less than present - market values. THE CURRAN DRY GOODS CO. Latest Fall Millinery. Exact Reproductions of Hats worn et New York's most stylish event, the Annual Horse Show. Evening and Dress Hats. Ribbons. Feathers and Buckles. Allard & Blanchette, 124 South Main Street. MMWMmWMWWWlWWtWl FASHION'S MODES AND FANCIES Such are our ever changing displays of stylish, fashiona ble Millinery. F. L. MARKS a Co., Inc. MILLINERS 1C9 Grand 102 Bank. Successors to A. F. COWIES. SCOTT'S Cleansers 26 East Main Street. WITH CONWAY ART CO. DYE or CLEANSE ;loves IjACES FEATHERS SOTS CURTAINS 11R APERIES CARPETS, ETC. Free Delivery Telephone. Yours, truly. SCOTT'S. The Best That is the Magee Range. Full line Heating Stoves. Tin and Wooden Ware. Stransky Enameled Ware. Plumbing, Heating and Roofing. The Barlow Bros. Co., 61, 63, 65 Grand Street. WALL PAPER SALE I 50.000 Soils at 4c a Boll. Celling and Border to match. Hang lot paper 12c roll. We furnish la bor and paper for S3 a room. 10 per cent oS for cash. Cen. Decorating Co., 80 Abbott.!.. Ct U rlsht a(or. SPECIAL SALE! In Ladies Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats at SPECIAL PRICES If you are after tremendous as sortments of Trimmed Hats and Mil linery Goods at Half the Price as elsewhere, come down to lower Bank street as it will pay you to come down from distances to trade with the well known, old established Bargain Millinery 265 Bank Street. Remember the name as we are not connected with any other stores by the same name. DO IT NOW. Order Your THANKSGIVING TURKEY, CHICKEN, DUCK, GOOSE, or Little Pig PORK of us, and you'll get the best that can be had at hut little higher price than for the cheap, uncertain kind not the kind you want for your good Thanksgiving day dinner. Seeing and trying is believing. Don't wait to try. Come here and see. ES SPECIAL One package AUTOCRAT or NOXK SUCH MINCE MEAT FREE with each Turkev sale. Please mention this adv. FRESH DRESSED NA TIVE POULTRY A SPECIALTY. DUESLER BROS. PEOPLE'S MARKET. Phone 469. 21 Phoenix Ave. Complete line of fine Enam eled Ware Smooth, bright finisu. Heavy double coated, making them wear much longer than the ordinary goods. Pricea very reasonable to Introduce the Una In the new storo cf P. H. GARRITY, 342 South Main St Scientils Flombuur and Sanitai-t Work TELEPHONE 10T39-4. GEO. A. IPHAM, Builder. also Saw Mifl aad Moulding Mill, Cor. West Maia aad Mattatack Streets. If yoa are loosen for Marten, try the Democrat mt adva for re aalU; 25 words S Oavye for 35 ceata. 3 'S PINEAPPLE CHEESE To cheese buyers it means the best pineapple cheese, for the Norton family have made it so for 200 years. Extra cream used in the making, giving a heavy body, rich flavored cheese. Two sizes: 40c & 60c New supply of Edam and Imperial Cheese as well. Woodruff Grocery Co. 'Phone 48-1. At Manufacturers Prices Mattresses, Pillows, Coaches, Bra, and Iron Beds, Rugs, Oil Cloths, etc. We manufacture all our own mat' tresses, pillows, etc. We save you money. Hair and Cotton Mattresses made over. Waterbury Bedding Iff Co. 250 East Main Street. PAINTING and PAPERHANGING is our old trade we satisfy everyone ia work and price. We furnish piper, border and labor complete for $2.50 per room and up. Make no mistake but come to my place ; tail or in tame butineta next door. We are not tailors, but p peril an gem DAVID OOLDBERO, 2 Abbott Arence. 'Phone 1278 I. Open Ergl THE OAKVILLE COMPANY Manufacturers of Wire and Metal Goods. P. O , Freight aad Express Address. Oak ville, Conn. Te'ecrapb Address, Water- bury. Conn X' V L njn AO New York Office. Howard Street Large Vans for 17- i uriiiiurK Moving PIANOS moved by Hall's Patent Piano Mover. Teaming of All Kinds. Storage at Reasonable Rates. Ralph N. Blakeslee Office 129 Meadow St. - HICK CUT SHOES AT LOW CUT PRICES Children'a High Shoes In Calf akin and Kid, Patent Tip, Dull High Tops, alsea 5 to 8, $1.00: 8M to 11, 11.28; 11 ft to 3, S1.30. Young Ladle' sizes, 2H to 5,, at $2.00. Ladles' Wave Top Shoe In all the leather at $2.00. AT BERNAT HOLZER'S 199 South Main Street. Think about fortifying your windows with our glass and Sashmakers Putty. Glass for all purposes. Paint Depart ment. , Apothecaries Hall Company Women's TAN SHOES For Fall. We have a fresh, new stock of stylish tan and wine foot wearnothing carried over from last season made by shoemakers for particular people correct and up-to-date. BLACK, TAN AND BROWN CLOTH TOPS. $3.50 $4 and $5. THE- ARTHUR BRADLEY CO. 52 Bank St. OUR AIM IS TO SATISFY PROSPECTIVE PIANO PURCHASERS. We Have Done This for the Past 58 Years and Our Record Shows How Well We Have Succeeded. Can We Do the Same for You? ,1HE Driggs & Smith Co., 112 Bank7 St II T we will hold anything that you se lect from our large stock of .Dia monds, Watches and Jewelry. This is a good way for you to buy your Christmas presents early and pay as convenient. See our window full of Diamonds. Compare our prices. ' DIAMOND BROKER. M. A. GREEN, Buckingham BTfl'g. " 200 Bank St. PLUMBING. PROMPT ATTENTION OUR MOTTO Let us furnish an estimate on your next job. We will save money for you : : : : : D. F. McCarthy, The Plumber, BOYS CLUB BUILDING, 24 Cottage Place Telephone 1209 V The UN tor we - Iffe. bcsTtnade shoes. Vfcy 1 1 uruav I m WBalfafMfcaafaWaaV Honett AU Through H" A.rdy"fBen 2 liX m : .'Aiid the distinction is deserved. From top to bottom an "EMERSON" SHOE is honest Every Shoe bearing the EMERSON, stamp also bears the UNION STAMP, signifying that it is produced in a union shoo factory.' That means that every EMERSON Shoe Is well made. They are all made by the Goodyear Welt process, the best shoe making method ever known. We want every man In Waterbury to aee our new Fall and Winter styles In EMERSON'S. J. Q. JACKLE & SONS 75 Bank St., Waterbury Get Your Sleigh Ready. ONE COAT OF .tary's or Hansom Paint, colors and varnishes the job at the same time. We have it in 10 colors and put up in quart, pint and lA pint cans NOTHING BETTER MADE 110-116 LIGHT WITH GAS LIGHT YVIATH The United v Gas Improvement Co. Center and Leavenworth Sts. LIGHT WITH GAS NEED ANY PICTURES FRAMED FOR CHRISTMAS If so now is the time to order your frames, our assortment being com plete, and we're not so rushed Sto we will be later on. . The Curtis Art Co. 135 BANK STREET. AT AST'S FOB THE HOLIDAYS. There is one thing that is always acceptable as a present and that is a Photograph. Don't put It ol long er. WE FRAME PICTURES. .Have your engraved stationery and calling cards made up at once. Adl's Art Store and Photograph Studio 54-56 Bank Street GAS M&m? stands Pifealadlabor and. "3 BakA m BT m r m (Aoe HOHirr THROUfiM II SUBURBAN SCU001S Board ol Education Takes Action to Improve Then. As the Democrat stated yesterday the board of education last evening did take the initial step toward em bracing the 'suburban school dis tricts in Its jurisdiction by voting to amend the city charter, to bring about further consolidation. At th meeting of the board held two weeks ago It was voted to have superin tendent of Schools Tinker make a report on the condition of the su burban school and the changes that have taken place In the corps of (eachera during the past few years. Following is Mr Tinker's report: To the Board of Education: Gentlemen In accordance with f h a vnlfl tt iinni" lmatt th thj. an. perlntendent make a report showing iue conaiuons mac eneci me teacn ing In the district schools, I would submit the folowlng: At the outset It should be stated that during the past five or six years the districts have expended over $125,000 In building new Bchool houses and in remoleding some of the better buildings, so that at the present time I doubt if there are any district school buildings in the state that are in any better condi tion than those of Waterbury. Also that these schools have been as ful ly supplied as the city schools with textbooks, school appliances and sup plies. That in addition as far as noKRlbla thn work in rimwine. music and cooking has been extended to these schools. All of vlilc.i Is ad mirable and effective as far as it roan, hut. nf fur trrpntar imnnrtance than a well built and well equipped scnooinouse, ana or moaern text books, and Riinnllps Is tha trained teacher. . In this report as requested by your vote I shall confine myself to the presentation of the conditions which surround the teachers in the districts at the present time. (1) Qualifications Under the rules of the board no teachers can be appointed in the city schools ex cept those who are high school grad uates and have spent two years in speclaj training for the work of tpnohar! In tha districts no such rule holds good, the minimum re quirement being that or tne siaie law the statutary certificate, which may be obtained by passing an ex amination given by the state board of education. In taking this exam ination It Is not necessary, and many are not, to be graduated ' from a high school. In 1902, 29 per cent of the district teachers were Normal graduates, in 1908 the per cent had risen to 44 per cent, showing a gain of 15 per cent; in the city during the same period, the per cent of Normal graduates had risen from 10 per cent in 1902 to 54 per cent in 1908, showing a gain of 44 per cent. During this time In the districts more than half or 66 per cent of the teachers appointed' since 1901 and engaged at present have not been normal graduates, while in the city all of the teachers appointed dur ing the same period have been Nor mal graduates. If the same regula tion in force in the city had been in effect in the districts during the past eight years and the vacancies as they occurred had been filled with specially trained teachers, the num ber of Normal graduates in the dis tricts to-day would be 90 per cent of the ' present teaching force, instead of 44 per cent. - The table given be low, shows that as far as the secur ing' qualified teachers is concerned, the city schools are steadily drawing away from the district schools. No sensible reason can be given for hav ing a lower standard for teachers in the suburban schools. Districts Grade Normal Per Teachers Graduates Cent 1902 31 .9 -29 1908 47 21 ' -44 City A 1902 169 ' 18 . .10 1908 223 121 .' ' .54 Increase in number of Normal graduates in districts 15 per cent; in the city 44 per cent. Teachers not Normal graduates appointed since 1901. 56 per cent in districts; none in city. v ' 2. Salaries--The average salary for the district teachers for 1902 was $405 which has risen in 1908 to $466 and as compared with the average salary of the city teacher in the grades for 1908, which is $597, shows a difference of $131- in favor of the city teacher. In considering the average salary of the district teacher it Bhould be borne in mind that the average salary in six out of ten of the" districts is only $415 per year and that it is the salaries of three of the districts in particular that bring this average up, to even $466. In most of the district schools the conditions under which the teacher must labor are exactly the same as those that exist in the city schools and in the remaining schools on account of the distance of the lo cation of the building from the trol ley, on account of the large number of grades in a room and the irregu larity of attendance the burdens of the teacher are much heavier than those of the city teacher and should receive compensation accordingly. As a rule It is Impossible to secure Normal graduates for these schools at the present salaries, and if a dis trict is fortunate enough to secure such qualified teachers, it is Impos sible to keep them for a.ny length of time. J. Changes Number of Jv'ew rooms Teachers 1902 28 11 1903 , ' 28 7 1904 31 10 1905 33 6 1906- 38 19 1907 40 14 1908 42 .19 The above tables show that on the average for the past seven years, fully 1-3 of the district teachers have been changed every year, more changes taking place in these schools than in the city schools, which have numbered more than five times as many rooms. For example, in 1908, 19 out of 42 teachers were changed in the districts; 14 out of 223 were changed In the city. I find that three 4 room buildings during a per iod of three years, changed 9 teach er out of -12; three other 4 room schools changed 11 teachera out of 12 in a single year. The question might be asked what baa caused this constant shifting of teachers. FIREMEN JOSTLED New Aula Track Skidded lit a Thrown Ont. While turning from West Maia into Leavenworth atreet last evening shortly before 13 o'clock the new auto truck of the fire department skidded and the rear end crashed Into the curbing near the Colonial Trust building. Although the fire men were considerably Jostled and a COUDle of them thrown nut. nona of them wag hurt, although the auto was at first thought to be badly In- ' jureo, 11 win oe .ready ror service again perhaps before the day Is over. It Is now in Towle'a garage being re paired. The car was returning from a call of box 15 at the corner of Wal nut and Hlah streets. It came through the center at a fair rate of speed but no faster than It generally travels when returning from a call. It was closely followed by the chief machine. The Leavenworth corner. Is known as one of the most dangerous in the city for autos and many accidents, though not of a serious nature, have occurred there. "Eddie" Madden was at the wheel of the truck and evi dently took the corner all right, but the machine did considerable skid ding, for the rear part , went bang against the curb. The machine turn, ed partly over. The chief's car was about to make the turn when Chauffeur Grace saw there was something wrong and Im mediately brought his car to a halt. , The rear axle of the truck was badly bent and the rear wheel on the right ; looked as though it had been through the war.' The hand rail was alQ smashed, but in a short time the fire-, men had bolstered, up the machine and Madden drove the car to tha garage. Upon looking over the dam- -age it was not nearly as bad as it seemed at first. A mechanician started to work on the machine this morning in the garage and George Towle of the firm of E. H. Towle Co, said that a ma chine was in Bridgeport ready to speed to this city with whatever ma terial was needed for the repairing. He stated that the machine would probably be ready for service by to night. The machine was away off last night even before the accident happened. On the way to the sup-' posed fire it stopped in front of tha City hall (it seems to have a liking to halt at this point) and going up Cherry street It ran 4nto a bad .spot In the road .losing a couple of ex tinguishers in the jar that followed. The loss was not noted until the ma chine stopped. The auto also took a rest f.or wind while going up Walnut street. . ; A supply wagon for the depart ment is stationed at the Leavenworth street house while the auto is be ing fixed. .- . and the low salary schedule in effect' in the districts would be in most cases the proper answer but not in all. The general foeling of uncer tainty among the district teachers as to their tenure as well as the 1ow! salary, has made them feel loath to remain any longer than was abso lutely necessary.. It has happened in a large number of instances that the change in the office of commit- tceraan has resulted in a partial and in some cases a complete change in. the corps of teachers, even though their work as observed by the super visory force has been perfectly sat isfactory, and In some Instances the best that has been observed In that' district for some years. No teacher even though well paid can do her best work, when she feels that at any moment she Is likely to be dis missed or not re-engaged for rea sons that would not meet with the approval of the general public- I have known teachers in the districts who were being paid as good salar ies, as is paid in the city, to resign and go elsewhere because they felt that the uncertainty in regard to their positions was undurable. -A teacher who performs her work In a satisfactory manner to the board of education ought to feel secure her place, but this is not true in many of the district schools, and where such conditions exist teachers leave as soon as opportunity affords. Of the forty-seven teachers at the present engaged in the district schools, only Jive were teaching in the districts in. 1901 at which time there were 28 rooms. Under existing conditions about as much has been done for the district schools as can be done. No general uplift Is possible " except under a standard of higher qualifications, better salaries, and greater security of position for the teachers. I be lieve that these . schools can keep pace with the city schools only un der the following conditions: 1st, by engaging as teachers to fill future vacancies,! only those who are gradu ates of a high of similar school and of a state normal school, le. the same standard as the city hag had for ten years, (this would not effect any teachers engaged at present); 2nd. by the payment of salaries equal to those paid in the city for similar services, and In the case of a few schools remote from the trol ley, a salary somewhat greater than that paid In the city; 3rd, by making these properly qualified and proper-" ly paid teachers feel that they can hold their positions as long as their work is satisfactory."- This report was not only accepted and filed but on motion by Commis sioner Monagan this vote was pass ed: ; That the committee on teachers bring in a rule for adoption by this board defining the qualifications nf teachers in the district schools." And on top of that Commissioner Chapman moved - the following: "Voted, that Commissioners Rclley and Monagan prepare such remedial legislation as is, or may be neces sary to bring all the schools of the city of Waterbury to an uniform de gree of scholarship and have the same ready for presentation to h coming session of the general as sembly of the state of Connecticut." This motion was unanimously pass ed, f The resignation of Miss Margaret. F. Stevens and the appointment of Mlse Margaret L. Corr were an nounced. The bills ' and -. payrolls were thea approved and the boar.1 adjourned. Commissioner McDonald presided and ther were present C'oniratss1oura Rrlley, Monagan and Chapman.