Tuesday Erenlng, June 30,1914. THE DECATUR REVI ThiÂ«t ft C. 1L Will Not Return to Decatur Schools in Fall. MAY ATTEND NORMAL Has Been Successful Here-Engleman to St. Paul. Miss Minerva 0. Hall, for the past five years supervisor of music In the Decatur schools, has tendered her resignation from the local teaching force and will probably enter the music department at Normal next year. The resignation has been received by Superintendent J O Engleman in a letter from Hiss Hall, who is spending the MISS M1MCRVA C. HALL. Â·ummer in Beldon, Mich. She did not etate positively her plans for next year other than that she expects to take up music work elsewhere. MUCH SUCCESS HERE The gap left In the Decatur musical department by the resignation will be e hard one to fill, according to Mr Engleman. Miss Hall has been highly successful flaring her stay In Decatur, especially in the drilling of choruses for school plays and other functions She was appointed to the place after the resignation of Miss Mary J Clark EDWARD MEEK. In 1909, taking up her duties after thÂ« Christmas holidays She came to Decatur after two years' work as music supervisor In the Escanaba, Mich, schools and one year at Beldon Mich Her musical education Includes a high school course in Boston, and tht public school course In the New England Conservatory of Music, followed by a year s work In the American Institute at Evanston. As a violinist sh has received much praise In Decatur, and the appreciation of her other abilities has also been marked. GOES TO ST PAUL. Mr Engleman will leave Wednesdav afternoon, for St Paul, where he will attend the annual meeting of the National Educational association, which opens there the 'atter part of the week Foremost educators of the country will attend the big meeting, where each year the suggestions made and the discussions Indulged in result In nrÂ«- terlal advantages to the schools of tne United States Mr Engleman will stop In Chicago and Madison en route and interview applicants for teaching places in the Decatur schools next year The regular meeting of the Decatur board of ducation will be held on the second Tuesday In July, after the return of the superintendent, anl the school census report will then be submitted for final approval. WILSON PRESENTED WITH DUCK SUITS Washington June 30 --Representative Bjrnes of South Carolina went to the White House yesterday with two white duck suits, which he presented to President Wilson and Secretary Tumulty The cloth was made at an old cotton mill in South Carolina, and was fashioned Into suits hy the president's New York tailor $5000 Worth of Trunks and Suit Cases. Traveling Bags, Etc. To be sold at unheard of prices during the big sale. , Smoke and water did the damage: Our loss your gain. Sale Started This Morning At 8 a. m. Discounts Range from 25% to 5O% $50 Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks to be sold at .... $37.50 150 Suit Cases, Leather and Rattan, priced at $1.00 to $20.00,. to be sold at 25 to 50 per cent discount. $40 Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks to be sold at ..... 200 Traveling Bags priced at $2 to $25 to be sold at25 to 50 per cent off. Travel'ng Salesmen's Coat Cases, slightly soiled, at big savings. Hundreds of Leather Novelties such as Ladies' Hand Bags, Pocket Books, Bill Folds, Music Rolls, Comb and Brush Sets, Toilet Cases, etc-^etc., to be sold 25% to 50% Discount All goods on sale at these discounts will be placed on tables and counters in Center of Boom. We have a lot of goods which were not damaged and some which have arrived s'nce the fire and these will be sold at regular prices. All goods, marked in plain figures. Decatur Trunk Factory NÂ» Now Temporarily Located 146 MerchantSt Will Take Up New Work in Chicago. FAREWELL RECITAL Arthur Van Cleve and Miss Armstrong Sing. Forty friends of Edward Meek gathered at the W. C Armstrong residence SOB West Prairie avenue, Monday evening: for a duet recital by Miss Eleanor Armstrong and Arthur VanCleve The gathering was also In the nature of a farewell to Mr Meek, who is closing his last season as a teacher ot voice in Decatur. Mr Meek leaves Wednesday, and will not return to De- oatur next year. FORMERLY AT J M TJ Mr. Meek has been Intimately connected with music In Decatur for the past nine years He came here first as head of the voice department of the school of music of Jameg Milliktn university, where he remained with distinguished success for three years After that he opened a private studio for the itudy of voice which he has kept up ever since. HAS MANT FRIENDS In Decatur Mr Meek has discovered and developed some remarkable voices He has numbered among his pupils some of the best singers of Decatur And the surrounding^ towns He has always had a large circle of admirers and enthusiasts and has done much to lift the standard of musical appreciation In Decatur to Its present level Re is a man of broad culture and attainments and will be greatly missed by many It is Mr Meek's belief that he oan better his condition by returning to Chicago, whence he came to Decatur nine years ago. He will, however, make a trip into this territory every week during his season, having- large classes In Taylorvllle and Tuscola, and he may also stop in Decatur to teach. TEACHES IN CHICAGO From rrtcatur Mr Meek goe* on Wednesday to Tuscola, where he win continue hlB teaching during the month of July After that he will go to visit h[Â« relatives In Ohio and Canada and will begin his teaching in Chicago the middle of September It nas a small incited company that neard the charming add unusual program Monday night I h e program was one of highest merit and was receded with great enthusl- BMTI an 1 i n t u e s l Miss Armstrong s first number was the duet from "Aida." (Verdi), which Â«nds the opera and this was followed by Tosti Â· ' Serenata the ' Randegger ' arrangement VAN CLEVB SINGE Arthur Van Cleve sang Rudolph's Narra- t U e from * La Bohenre" CPucclnl), with, fine feeling and much finesse The number was a display of the high musicianship and ability w h i c h are always associated wlt^ this gifted tenor Then the two sang the lovely duet from Liza Lehmann a ' In s, Persian Garden," "A Book of VerHes" and followed this with the duet from Offenbach s "Tales of Hoffman " The duets ended the too brief program, "Angel Belo\ed" from "Romeo and Juliet" (Gounod) and that which ends thÂ« first act of "Madam Butterfly" (Puccini). WAS A DELIGHT The program waÂ« a. delight from start to finish Of the program possibly the most popular was the ' ButterfU duet In this Miss Armstrong sang with greatest abandon and tht entire effect was superb The big "Alda." riuet was a splendid beginning for a program of unusual attractiveness and the *Serenata' was verjf delicately Â«Â«ne The Â«*tlr* program waÂ» one of the utmost finish ami 4!n1aVÂ« !*Â· splendid training of the singers, who wer\ appropriately selected NY- ENTER TENNIS Start from All Over State to Compete Here. DRAWINGS ON MONDAY Three Handsome Cups to be Awarded Winners. Many entries for the Central Illinois Tennis Tournament to be held at the Decatur Country Club during the week commencing July 6, have already been made John Coulter, one of the crack tennis players of the state from Bloomlngton will compete, also Sanderson of Galesburg and Green of Peoria, Bernard, Hatch, Stearnes and probably Catlln of Springfield. Joe Qowcr and E Dey, run ners up In last year's tournament, Man- ngr and Manning of Morrlsonvllle, 'ormer holders of the doubles cup, 'White of Hlllsboro and Rhinehart of Efflngham ALL, OVER STATE Sullivan, Assumption, Lltehfleld, Bement Cerro Gordo and Clinton, as well as other places outside of Cook county will be represented In the meet here Letters were Â»ent to all towns In the state outside of Cook county Inviting them to send renresentalves. LOCAL FLAT3RS. Among the local player* who will compete in both singles and double* are the following: Dr. Walter Adams and G E. Odor, Jack Powers and Raymond Denz, Sam Elwood and Granvllle IÂ«e- Forgee. Charlei Busher and Balaier of the U. of I., Daniel Bonus and John Chilis, Harry Halnei. W. J Rlsley, Phil Miller, W. H. Wiley and J. Ben Wajid Harry Halnei, who it the president of the Central Illinois Association, urges all local tennis players to compete The first drawings will be held on Monday of next week. It will bÂ» arranged so that no Decatur player will -meet another Decatur player in the first round. OPEN TO PT7BLIC. During the tournament the Country Club will be open to the public, which 1* invited to attend all the matches The use of the club house, Including showers, rest room, etc, will be open to the players. Meals will also be served and any players who wish can procure rooms in the tent CUPS TO BE AWARDED Three handsome cups will be awarded to the winners in singles and doubles, aside from smaller cups for the runners-up. Harry Halnes will gjve a cup to the runner-up In singles and It Is expected that a number of Decatur business men will offer other cups Phil Miller of Deoatur holds the singles cup at present. The doubles cups are now held by Green of PeorJa and E. C Leonard formerly of Peorla, now of Pekin The doubles cups were first held by Gauer and Bost of MorrlsonvlIIe In 1910 In 1911 they were held by the Manning brothers of Morrlsonville. In 191! by Miller and Wiley of Decatur The player must win three years consecutively to become permanent possessor of the cup All entries for the tournament and Information about entries should be turned over to Harry Halnes, president of the association FINALS ON JULY t. ' The Annual Handicap TeanU ToarMM ment I* now being held at the CauntrK Club. A number of preliminary match** were played yesterday. The prellmla* arles will be completed Friday of thM week, and the final* will be played Â·* July 4. Young People of All ChurcEes to be Invited. Toung people of every church la the city will be Invited to Join In the union young people's meeting* which were planned at the gathering of representatives of different young peo* pie's societies Monday night at the T, M. C. X It was decided to have two union meetings, one in July and one In August They will be held on thÂ« third Sunday night In the month, tha time being from C 1C to 7.15, and the place, Fatrview park Arrangements tor the meetings werÂ« left In the hands of the different presidents, with Miss Mary Leech of the First Presbyterian society, which started the movement, as chairman. This committee will meet next Monday evening at the T. M. C A. to complete details The following churches had representatives at the meeting Monday night: First, Second and Westminster Presbyterian, Church of God, Grace Methodist, Central Church of Chriet, First Christian, Christian Scientist and First United Brethren Ho Our Store Will be Open Friday Night, July 3rd. Closed All Day Saturday, July 4th. Any Colored Hat, $2 ^rV-- $20 to $37.90 Silk Coats, $12.98 t WEDNESDAY'S FEATURES? ui i -- Â£**% ^ ^ Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· a B i i i i i i i i a i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i * ! ^ ^ *Â·"* Â· IN OUR JULY CLEARANCE SALES E VERY day is a day of big money saving opportunities during this great mid-season clearance of summer merchandise. Our determination to force down our stocks before invoicing time is crowding down the prices to the point where every woman is prompted to buy freely. The result thus far this week has been record breaking selling in every department on every floor. Come in tomorrow. f UP ON OUR~3^d FLOOR] Porch Rugs, Bungalow Beds, Linoleums, Curtains CREX GRASS RUGS. With sides and ends securely bound; both plain and stencil designs in green, tan, blue and brown. Priced as follows: 9x12. was $8.75, now $6.75 8x12, was $7.75,-now $5.75 6x 9, was $4.75, now , $3.75 4.6x7.6, was $2.75, now $2.25 36x72, was $1.25, now 98c 27x54. was 85c ,now t 69c 18x36, was 35c, now , 29c STRAW MATTING AT 23e. Woven fi'om clean rice straw, full 180 warp with good strong selvedge. One color, cream white only. Special a yard ." MATTING RUGS AT 39c. 36x72, with colors woven through to back, m neat allover and medallion designs; colors are blue, red, green and brown Extra special, each x ) BUNGALOW BEDS AT $9.75. With 11-4-inch continuous posts, five heavy fillers to correspond, ball-bearing rollers and patent pin rails fitted with an all steel frame, link wire spring, full or 3-4 size, in Vends Mar- Â«J*O 'TK tin,,white or oxidized. Special Vt/Â« I CF $27.50 WILTON RUGS, $21. 9x12 seamless Wilton Velvet Rugs with deep, rich pile and dainty allover Persian designs. Come in soft shades of tans, browns and blues. All new stock to select from. Special price 55c AND 65c LINOLEUMS, 29c. 25 rolls of best quality Cork Linoleums with Maid finish, in quantities ranging from 5 to 20 yds. Black, tile and wood designs; sells regularly at 55c and 65c per yd. Extra special Wednesday, per sq. yd * =.. Cleaning Up Our Basement Stocks Some Very Special Prices on Picnic Accessories for the Fourth BARGAINS IN FREEZERS. White Mountain and Lightning Ice Cream Freezer, all marked at special prices for Wednesday's selling: 1 quart size $1.50 2 quart size , $1.75 3 quart size -. , $2.00 4 quart size $2.75 6 quart size * $3.25 8 quart size v .. .$4.00 12 quart size $4.75 25 Picnic Plates for lOc REFRIGERATOR PICNIC BASKETS. Just the thing to take on a trip. Keeps your dinner nice and cool. Aluminum lined. Two sizes. " At $8.50 and $9.00. PAPER TABLE CLOTHS. A beautiful white paper table cloth, looks like linen, 66x72 inches; each cloth enclosed in a sealed "t AÂ« envelope. Each ....j J-V^ 12 pint tin cups for ,. . .1. . . . lOc Water Coolers at $1.50, $1.75 and $2.25 1EWSP4PERS .FWSFAPFR!
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