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ON PENSION PLAN
k Swartr, Treasurer of Na
tional Association Civil Ser
vice Men, Urges It.
SAYS COMGRESS MUST ACTt
prov.on suid b. M,f.
for Erplcyes wno nut rann
fully Served Country.
OKt r' t"r rivn Frv:e em- j
te of the trt-oities Di'ani i.
" . -i ;ai:on tit Civil Service I
iiat:on of Civil Service I
' ,... .i.Iivor a routine address I
n "got ar Ind.iMrial hall, on the
-in Vet O
R. tirerr.ent and Pf-nt-ioit'ug ,
of Government Km ploy s." ,
Otto C. Rebuke of Davenport, actin ; ;
M eiairman. cai'ed the meeting to i
cnjr t S o'clock, and af:er tilling J
trflr the reason for railing u h a :
iioo. be introduced .John T. Mugav-1
tx ehif clerk of the I'ni'ed States .
I:rr Carri'-rt.' National Si k Benefit j
. laTior.. ith oT.res at C'n inaaU. I
Talks on Retirement.
M- Musavin tailed bri-fly, explain
Irt "by employes of the government
6o'ild be r-'ird and peng:.nei after
laving stia.ne-i a rf-r'aiT ai". lie ex
of the nine bills which
: - be fore congress, the most
Ixnortact heine the HamUl bill. This i
i.n if it va'. retire by compul-j
i go all civil service employes of the i
fCTtramevt al'er iney nave r-anii-u
tb- ac" of 7" yt ars. all ins thc-m a
ffrt'on Ions and efficient service,
oct-hzlf 'he enure amount of their
f.inr.er pay. providing they have been.
Is this rmp'oymeni for period of not
t.. ti.ai r.'i vears. It aiso provides
frr tenscn!iis employes ho have heen j Mr
jubld in l!.e ervie after having town.
TveJ for at lea.-t five years.
A a ma'trr of fart, if the bill jiass
tt cor.irrei.s and the president, and
t:jr eem every possibility that it
L1 at :ne c ar future da'e. govern-j
Cfit employes who have s-r n many ,
r cf good service will be properly ;
cd for after they have tow,, too .
.id to actively perform rh-ir Iut
trtave become d.saMcd in any other
Civil Service Plea.
i. t. r-. v... -
tb National Asoiation cf Civil Ser-1
vue Emplcres. ... the m speaker'
cb the program, delivering ibe main!
addre.. of the evening. I
Mr. Sartz claims that unles the re
pensioning las pass Miss lxu Harria returned this morn
le near future date, th i nl from a few days visit 1o schools
cenrre "t some
civil frvice must go. Tb service Is
cniy 30 years of age. but has enjoyed,
pbeoomenal growth throiiho-it the an extended vi.it tt Fort Worth. Tex-j f,fth ttnft. the steel for which is al
I'nitftd Sttes and is a great improve-. ;ur. and Mrs. K. t'. Chamcy of j ff aJv on (ne prond and the eonstruc
Bent over the former spoils sj siem. Ivoria came last eveniug for a short j ton 'of ,cn wa3 interrupted by the
The speaker declared that a meet- vb.it in the city. I fire
leg of lh!s character would nave wen
Japomifele five years ago, but as tU'yfUf,.t. left yesterday afternoon for
oapioyes have lately taken up the mat
tr In real earnest, succeeds seems ae
larrl. The passing of sue u laws would
l:CTe cf great benefit to the country.
M It mould increase the efflclem y of
Ia European countries the goveru
Rnt employes are all pene'on'ed cfter
tonotable retirement, while many eli
tes allow the;r policemen, firemen and
her municipal employes pensions af
ter thry have attained old ag: or have
tea disabled In the eervice.
"While the amount required to put
tt-'s pension proposition in operatioa
ould be $3.(K'j,o annually," said Mr.
Evin. "it would ultitratejy prove a
MvlLg to the government of many
mors millions per year than this, as it
WE MAINTAIN DAILY
LIVERY SERVICE IN R
W'c arc always glad to do
work for people who insist
that it be done as it should
le. We can always please
Our methods are modern.
W'c keep up to the times.
Why not send a trial bun
would greatly Increase efficiency In
the service and Interest of the em
ployes la their work."
Vollmar Favor It.
Jtoary Vollmer f Davenport, who la
a candidate for tb democratic nom
ination for congressman to succeed the.
late Hon. I. S. Pepper, also spoke brief
ly to the employes on the subject of
the. meeting. He Is well acquainted
with the present methods of the clTil
service. and In his opinion the retire
ment and pension act must pass con-rre-.
sooner or later.
CASES IN COURT
Next Saturday Will Be Busy
Day if All Cases Come Up
A large number of cases were con-
tinued thin morning by I'olice Magi
fate C. J. Smith and all are plarned
l" u' " '1"""U"J """ms.
The action w as taken by mutual agree-
nient of attorneys.
Those which were continued are as
follows: Louis Murphy and Herb
Peterson, charged w ith robbery: J.
Driscoll, charged with robbery; Sam
Kryer. charged w ith accepting stolen
goods for sale; Cyriel lionnie. being
held in connection with the recent
j cVal'ii of Harrison Stai-Ieton; and Bud
I Kittle, charged with assault. '
I PERSONAL POINTS J
J- H. McGarvey of Springfield is in
tbe city today.
Robert Winkler of Joliet Is a guest
of relatives in the city for a few days, j
George ErUord left today for a '
week's visit whh friends in Madison.
Miss Helen Scott of this city has
gone for a month's visit at Zanesville,
and Mrs. K Trick of rropheta
Ili. art. in the city today on
Franklin McOinney of Columbus.
Ohio, lias arrived in the city ror an in
AIiss Mary Peck of Albany. III., was
j!4 tne cj,y yes'erday on bus'.ness and
fhe , t .
.Miss axrie juutr nu hii-.t
Jones of Pittsburgh. 1'a., are guests
relatives In the city,
. , . ,., .
Julia Crawford. Co, heven h
avenue, has gone to Iowa ( it to
vIMt over Sunday with friends.
throughout the county.
vjss Catherine Oliver has gone for!
. A Klove. 1J04 Fifteenth
Hiair. Wis., to attend the runeral serv
i' cf her brother-in-law, Ftev.. O.
;ulbr3ndson. who di'ij Tht.rsday.
BURGLAR TOOLS ARE
FOUND ON SUSPECT
A man giving tne nzmc f Johnson
was arrested by Officers Cox and
Uiunane on s street car yesterday aft
ernoon. The officers happened to b?
on the car and noMced t:ial the man
arted strangely. They therefore
made the arrefct and upon examination
f. ut.d that he had In hU r-o"aPt!i'on a
kit cf burglar tools. U is thousht he
is a prcfessienal burglar and he is
beius held on that charge.
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, .TAXUARY 17, 1014.
SAYS THAT PARKS
SHOULD BE LIGHTED
Business Man Upholds Sugges
tion in Renewal of Municipal
"I am glad of the timely suggestion
made In last evening Argus that In
the renewal of public lighting con
tracts the city make provision for the
proper , Illumination of the public
parks as a concession on the part of
the utility corporation." remarked a
business man this morning. "AH our
parks need better lighting, not by
small lam pp. but by means of orna
mental standards carrying arc lights.
This ithould. as The Argus has stated,
apply to ail the parks. Spencer square.
i Garnsey square, Long View park and
the new Kas: End park. These places
are all sadly neglected now.
'Beyond this I desire to approve the
'position of The Argus in favor of re-
taining as many of the arc lights for
street ilhiiinnation as possible. The
smaller lights may serve in sparsely
settled localities, where there are few
trees or buildings, but in the business
district and in a large part of the resi
dence section they would not do much
good. If however, the municipal com
mission uses proper care in the map
ping out of its zones, the situation will
probably be well taken care of, and It
should he well taken care of even if
i: takes a larger appropriation. Rock
Inland wants a well lighted city at all
A BIGGER PLANT
FOR STREET CARS
Tri-City Railway Company Has
Plans for Further Extension
' Tho Tri-City Railway company has
plans prepared and expects soon to
let the contract for the erection of a
fireproof extension to Its new sheds
(at Thirty-fifth street and Moline ave
nue. The building whlcn win be on
tho west side of Thirty-fifth will in
clude an additional section of the
barns to match those recently built,
but the corner part will be two stor
ies in height, the upper floor being
used for offices and a club room for
the motormen. conductors and other
employes to tako the place of simi
lar accomn'odationa destroyed in the
disastrous fire of last spring. TTTe
new ftructure will be of brick, cement
and iron and will cost in the neigh
borhood of $35,000.
It Is understood when the plant on
the west hide of Thirty-fifth street Is
thus completed, the company will take
M,,ne venue, east of Thirty.
up the unopB on us newiy pureuascu
ROCK ISLAND MAN
Charles Sheridan Badly Wanted
by Army Authorities for
Desertion in Texas.
Charles F. Sheridan, who formerly
resided at 612 Forty-sixth street. Rock
Island, is badly wanted by the United
States army officials for desertion.
Sheridan was a private in Company O.
nd battalion of Kngineers, and en
listed March IS, 1311. for three years'
service. He deserted from Texas City,
Texas, on IJec. 20. 1913. The name of
his sister. Mrs. Mary Suey. Clarkston.
Michigan, was given in case of emer
gency at the time of his enlistment.
A reward of $30 has been offered
for the apprehension of Sheridan, ac
cording to advices received in this
city, nnd if found he is to be turned
over to the nearest army post.
IN SPEED TRIAL HERE
The statement that Miss Margaret)
B. Owen, champion typist, v ho vlsit-.-d
I the city Thursday, gave her .lemoa-
st ration on a Kemington typewriter
was an error. The machine ti!s Owen
used was an L'nderwood. The foi'ow
ing speed was attained by Miss Owen
in her trials here: 120 words of un
familiar matter per minute. 1Z6 word
I of familiar matter per minute, ai;a
12$ words of matter dictated directly
o the machine. She also wrote -'"3
I words of memorized matter a minute,
which makes an average of It words
a second. All this was done w l'hcut
a single error.
GRAND JURY TAKES
REST UNTIL TUESDAY
The grand Jury adjourned at noon
todav and will touvene next Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. It Is rumored
i that there will be some Important d
j velopment next week.
ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Uniform river terminals and general
improvements along tho upper Missis
sippi will be the principal objects dis-
cussed at the meeting of the I pp T
Mixsissippl River Improvement asso
ciation at St, Paul Jan. 23.
The results of the meeting at St.
Caul bhould prove of Interest to Kock
Island ami tne other river cities la
thin vicinity. The providing of better
and uniform river terminals cannot
help but be of Interest here and this
subject has been one of careful atten
tion for the past decade. It now seems
that concurrent action In at last In
sight and If this Is the case, the bene
fit to bo derived by the river cities
Is almost unlimited.
The meeting at St. Taul will dis
cuss plans which have been drafted
for uniform docks and harbor ship
ping, and the plans prepared by En
gineer M. L. Hardy of Xew York City
will be shown. He was employed
many months ago and has given ex
haustive study to the conditions which
it Is sought to remedy.
FIRE BUG TAKEN
TO THE HOSPITAL
Jeremiah Finley Alleged to
Have Been Responsible for
Jeremiah Finley was arrested yester
day in a denrnted condition at Alpha
and it is claimed that incendiary fires
which have occurred in Kewanee for
the past few months have been caused
by this man. He was picked up by
Sheriff Wilson of Henry county and
this morning was brought to Water
town. COUNTY'S SHARE
Superintendent Miss Lou Har
ris Receives Report from
Springfield of Fund?
County Superintendent of Schools
Miss Lou Harris has received word
from Springfield that the share of
the school fund for Rock Island county
this year from state distribution is
S31.U2.u. The entire fund totals
more than $3,000,000. including the
interest on back funds.
Almost $1,000 more has been appor
tioned to this county this year than
last year. These funds are distribut
ed throughout the state to the various
counties, according to population of
L S. M'CABE & CO.
TO INCREASE STOCK
At the coming stockholders' meeting
of L. S. McCabe & Co.. to be held
February 3, the capital stock of
the concern will be increased by one
half. The stock now consists of $200,
000 of common, but at the- coming
meeting the proposition of an increase
of $100,000 of preferred stock will be
voted upon. This is to be seven per
POLICE NEWS )
Frank Linsey was fined $3 and
costs this morning by Police Magis
trate C. J. Smith on a charge of dis
orderly conduct. He was arrested
last night by Officer Gruhy.
Frank Johnson, who was arrested
yesterday for peddMng rings and jew
elry about the city, was arraigned
this morning and his case continued
by Magistrate Smi'h until next Satur
day. OLD TIME PARTY HELD
AT COAL VALLEY HALL
An old fashioned entertainment un
der the auspices of the Coal Valley
Homestead association was held last,
evening at the Masonic hall in that
viila::e. George W. Buck of Sunr.y
Hill was master of ceremonies and
J. B. Phillips of Davenport made an
address. Dancing and other diversions
were thoroughly enjoyed.
OF G. 0. P. PARTY
County Executive Committee
Canvasses Outlook Behind
CHAIRMAN NOT TALKATIVE
intimates. However, That Burning
Questions of the Hour Remain
Despite advance assurances that the
republican county executive commit
tee intended to transact no business
except that arising from the campaign
in 1912, there is good reason to believe
that the plight of the party locally
was g'ven as thorough a considera
tion as circumstances permitted, at
the" meeting yesterday afternoon.
Leal republican leaders. If any
were invited to attend, fought
shy of the conference and the com
mittee was left to its own counsel.
The meeting which was held in the
office of Murphy & Larson in the Saf
ety building, lasted several hours,
making it perfectly evident that some
thing more important than matters
pertaining to the last campaign were
under discussion, particularly in view
of the statement made afterward that
the party finds itself in the best
financial situation it has experienced
in years. This makes it plain that
there were no serious problems of a
financial nature hanging over the head
of the committee.
Not Anxious to Talk.
When questioned today in regard to
what took place behind the closed
doors yesterday, Chairman A. G. An
derson assumed one of those smiles
of the variety sometimes called cryp
tic, and that was about the only form
of expression he permitted himself.
"There Isn't really much to be said
further than what has been already
published," he said.
"Did you consider other matters than
the business of the last campaign?"
"O. yes, I think we did."
"What other matters?"
"O, well, we talked things over
"Were any of the party leaders
present outside of the members of
"Is it true that you have some
money left in the treasury?"
"The party never was in such good
shape financially after a campaign
was wound up."
Meet Again Soon.
The information was finally elicited
that there is to be another meeting,
the officers being authorised to call
one, and from this it is' inferred that
the burning questions as to whether
the bull moose are to be coerced,
coaxed, cajoled or capitulated are to
MANY BOYS WILL
County Superintendent Plans to
Send About Twenty to the
According to the present plans of
County Superintendent of Schools
Miss Lou Harris, about 20 or possib'y
more boys will leave Rock Island Mon
day morning for Urbana, 111., where
they will attend the short course ia
agriculture at the state university.
The requirement for making the trip,
for which all expenses are paid, is
that each boy must prepare a paper
upon his return telliug of what he has
seen and learned during the course.
Various Rock Island and Moline in
stitutions have volunteered to pay the
expenses of the boys to Urbana and
return as it is believed a great deal
of good can be accomplished through
RUSH TO PAY UP
A total of $1,025.83 for delinquent
water bills was turned into City Clerk
Rudgren's office yesterday. Consum
ers flocked to the office again toftay
and the old accounts are being rapidly;
paid up. following the drastic action
taken by the commission in ordering
connections severed where tha ac
counts were In arrears.
Mrs. Anna Maria Peterson, Moline,
today applied to Judge B. S. Bell for
a mother's pension. She has five RUil
dren and asks for 2 a week for each
of them. She claims her to:ul Income ;
is $S a week and that li e entire sum
goes in support of herself and family.
IN CAR ACCIDENT
James Peru, bookkeeper at the Xew
Harper hotel, was rlightly injured this!
afternoon in a street car accident. I
when struck by a car at th corner of I
! F-iKhteenth street and Second avenue.
I He was taken to the oftlce of Dr. Jo-j
seph De Silva. H's injuries are only 1
slight, his face and upper part of the
body having been bruised.
You Will Laugh
A.t A.11 Sickness
Ordinarily sickness is not a laughing matter, out
sickness loses its ominous character if judg
ment is used. Ton will show good judgment
if you consult your doctor about your ailment in
stead of taking medicines in a haphazard way.
He knows what is good and best for you.
Moreover, you get exactly what you need and
the right amount. - Bring your doctor's pre
scription to us. We will compound it in a way
entirely satisfactory to you. When sick, see
your doctor first, then see us. Recovery is
1607 Second Ave.
Telephone us all your
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Washington, Jan. 17. Hannis Tay
lor, the famous specialist in interna
tional law and the former minister to
Spain, is the man who has arranged
a settlement of the long-standing con
troversy between the United States
and the republic of Colombia ia re
gard to Panama.
Colombia has now agreed to accept
$2,000,000 in payment for its claims
u en in at tho Pnnflmn ennui znnp. ftl-
Ithoiieli this wan refused durine the
last administration. Mr. Taylor got the
two governments together with the re
sult that the treaty will be sent to the
senate at an early date.
BOY SCOUTS ARE
Group of Boys Given Recogni
tion by Court of Honor
B. D. Connelly Speaks.
An impcrtant meeting of the boy
scouts was held last night at the Y.
M. C. A. Members of the local scout
council were present, and the "Court
of Honor" awarded badges to a num
ber of the boys. B. D. Connelly ad
dressed the scouts in an interesting
talk on their work. :
The following boys received badges
of appropriate rank:
Charles Motz, Wehrle Jones, Lester
Fred Helpenstell and Harry Clark of
the Silver Fox Patrol; Roy Johnson
and Roswell Lamp of the Black Bear
Patrol; John Gustafson, Herbert
Copp. Marvin McNeill and William
McCombs of the Eagle Patrol; and
Ray McMullin of the Red Trailers.
RETAIL GROCERS WILL
HOLD ANNUAL SESSION
The annual meeting of the Retail
Grocers' association of Rock Island
will be held in the Business Men's as
socIatTi rooms Monday night and of
ficers for the ensuing year elected.
Regular business will be transacted.
MEET IN PORT BYRON
The board of telephone direc'ors of
the Independent and Crescent tele
phone offices met this afternoon in I
Port Byron and transacted important
business. No special information was
given out concerning the meeting.
Divorce Is Granted.
Mrs. Hattie Carver was granted a
decree of divorce from her husband.
! William Carver. In circuit eourt this
n,ornjn(5 before Judge R. W. Olmsted.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung troubles, quickly relieves and
cures painful breathing and a danger-
ous sounding cougo wmcn indicates
congested lungs. Sold by all drug
1 -vt& .- " :7
Telephone R. I. .110
Drug wants. We deliver. .
I Auction! I !
Quit Busks Sale
Customers please note
that repair work will be
carefully' safeguarded as
Ingalls is not going away.
MU ENTER CASE MOVES
VERY SLOWLY IN COURT
The case of Carl Muenter ts. the
Moline Plow company, which is . on
trial in circuit court, is progressing
very slowly. Although a week has
been spent already, the plaintiff's evi
dence had not been concluded when
court adjourned last evening. Tha
case will be taken up again Monday.
Mr. Muenter is suing for $10,000 dam
ages for personal injuries.
LICENSED TO WED
Sam Gurewitz Rock Island
Miss Anna Fisher Rock Island
Lloyd C. Ainsworth Moline
Miss Etta Donahue Rock Island
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