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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, JUXE 5, 1014.
MAJOR HAWES IN
farewell Address Important
Feature of Report to Com.
ing Head Camp.
Ijhree years are covered
fcUterrents of Oncers Less Voluminous
Than in 1911 But Contain
Much of Importance.
( Major C W. Ilawcs. head clerk of
The Mod"n Woodmen of America. In
'eresentinij bis triennial report to the
Toledo head camp. w !i: comment upon
the fact that this is the last official re
port to ! submitted by him. as he has
declined to be a candidate for re-elec
tioa to the high office he has held since
Sor. 20, a period of almost 24
Tears. In hi farewell message Major
Haves alludes feelingly to the many
delightful associations formed during
tie long period of his official steward-
ihip and expresses his gratitude to the
lead camp for its approval of his ser
vices as evidenced by his re-election
at each succeeding head camp since
the memorable meeting at Springfield.
1'.!, in when he first assumed hia
; In his valedictory he says: "I feci
that I have been permitted to serve
as a mini.-ter in a holy service,
.an organization of men whose live;
iave been dedicated to the welfare of
the helpless and the dependent. In
tow gurrendc-nnc my trust to the head
camp I feel tliat I can say I hand this
tntst back to you unsullied. 1 have
teen honest and loyal in your serv ice.
While I can never repay you in the
manner I would choose, yet I have
done my best to prove to you that you
were not mistaken in your estimate of
my character. 1 thank you who'.e
heartedly and s'neerely, and I now
afk that I be permitted to retire and
spend my remaining days in the peace
and quiet of my home fireside. You
have filled my cup of happiness to tha
fall. Godspeed you all!"
A fine portrait of the major embel
lishes the fly-leaf of his report.
Comment on Dangers.
In his editorial review of the hap
penings of the triennial term, the head
clerk comments on the dangers which.
In his opinion, confront the fraternal
lasnrance system, but spoakg optimls-
u tha fitfuro Tn mentioninc
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the heavy lapsa'ion of the last two
years he denies that it was due wholly
to readjustment aeitation, but insists
that financial conditions, affecting wide
sections cf the jurisdiction, be given
their due measure of responsibility.
H touches unon the doctrine of "in
surgency" and speaks in no uncertain
terms concerning his own convictions
on that subject. He alludes to the
death of the first head consul of the
society. Joseph Cullen Root, and closes
his review with the following quota
tion from Coleridge:
"To know, to esteem, to love and
then to part
Makes up life's tale to many
a fetlUig heart."
Size of Report Reduced.
Three years ago, at Buffalo, the head
clerk's report. Including the mortality
history of the society, filled three large
volumes, covering nearly 1.500 pages.
By the authority of the head camp, the
present report omits a vast amount of
cumbersome detail in statistical Infor
mation and comprises a total of only
435 pages, exclusive of the volume on
Thai statistics. It shows that the
work of the fcf-ad office at Rock Island
Is handled by 14 separate departments,
the chiefs or managers of which sub
mit their own stories of departmental
work, with tabulated statistics report
ing the transactions of the triennial
term. Accompanying each department
article Is a portrait of the department
chief and a brief outline of the history
of the department from the date of Its
organization. This is a feature embod
ied for the first time In this report.
Volume 1 f t this report contains the
'atistical record of the transactions of
the society for the three years 1911
M12. and Include 149 distinct tables,
covering 435 pag.-s. The size of the
report is, In itself, an Index of the re
markable Tol'ime cf business transact
1 by the society during the term.
Benefit Fund Receipts.
The total receipts to the benefit fund
during the three years eudlDg Dec. 31,
1&I3, footed $U.747w9"5j, which in
cludes 175, S2 1.51 received as interest
on the surplus invested In state and
g jigg The June Bride ' rH
' IjlfflT Four Room. : Outfit. jT .
XVf-r 1 i 1 j 1 ' 11 i 1 j 1 1 1 i 'I Including completely furnished Living Room, 1 1 j 1 i ' ' j j j j j 1 j 1 i ' 1 i
r j.i I ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii i mmji 1 i 1 i H Dining Room, Bed Room and Kitchen - 1 1 1 ' i 1 i 1 fprnrTTTTmy-'
I I j I I 4 S Terms $20 Cash; $15 Monthly - . j I j pi
, I 1 1 I 1 1 jfT i I x j; ii This is a new outfit specially assembled and hi? r-Av il" 1 I
1 ' W M j j fi I & J E specially priced for "The Bride's Month" PUSj Wlfifll 1 'ii ' SEE
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I 1 I 1 jy&y, A ij I j k Ever since a year ago this month when we sold more complete I t' ' Tf f ; ' t j n ' I " f
i I I 1 fi I home outfits than during any single month in bur history, we have l '. ', i : i - f I I
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Ever since a year ago this month when we sold more complete
home outfits than during any single month in bur history, we have
been planning on this event. We decided that we would make every
possible effort to present this month, a complete home outfit at a
lower price than any home outfit of similar character was ever of
fered by any firm.
Manufacturers were asked to co-operate with us
We told them our aim and our plans. Many waived their profits
almost entirely for the honor of having the products of their fac
tory included in this outfit, which is bound to become widely dis
cussed among furniture men for its extreme value-giving. It was
through the co-operation of the manufacturers that this low price
was made possible.
Low Credit Terms are also provided
To just offer this outfit at the low price would only be tantaliz
ing to many so situated that they could not pay cash. It's disheart
ening to have any splendid opportunity presented to you that you
cannot take advantage of. So to place this outfit within the means
of nearly everyone, we have arranged matters so that you can have
the entire outfit (four rooms of furniture) delivered to your ad
dress upon payment of $20, balance $15 monthly.
Furniture for the complete four rooms consists of
the f ollowing
ned-Room Includes Dresser and
Chiffonier In either Oak or Ma
hogany finish, very massive 2-inch
Post Brass Bed of guaranteed
lacquer, small bed rem rocker or
chair and reversible bed room rug.
The Dining Room
This room consists of genuine
Oak Buffet of Colonial Design, six
genuine oak dining room chairs,
genuine Oak Dining Room Exten
sion Table. All pieces finished In
the finest of Golden Oak. A
splendid grade of Tapestry or
Velvet Rug In either 8-3"' x 10-6"
or 9 x 12 size included.
The Living Room
This room consists of either large
, three-piece Parlor Suite or three
pieces of Mission furniture with
imitation leather upholstering.
Also large Library Table and
either 8-3" x 10-6" or 9 x 12 Rug.
The Kitchen "
The Kitchen Includes stand
ard make of Gas Range, kitchen
table, two kitchen chairs and suf
ficient linoleum to cover your
107-109 W. Second St.
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un and Wind Bring Out Ugly Spot
How to Remove Easily. .
ilere' a chance. Mlsa Kreckle-face,
try a remedy for jyeckles with the
tuarantb of t, relbsbln dealer that it
lil not 04jmt you a penny unless Jt re
moves U freckles; while if it does
Klva jru a clear complexion the ex
Vne Is Uifilng.
Biu ply net an ounce of othina dou
ble strength from any druggist and a
few applications should rhow you how
May u la to rid yourself of the homely
freckles and get a beautiful complex
Ion. 1 tartly iM mora than one ounce
Heeded for the worst case.
Be sure to aak the druggist for the
double strength othlne a thtat la the
preaorlptloa sold under guarantee of
money back If Jt falia to remove
municipal bonds. The average receipts
were $1,159,035.48 per month.
There was disbursed In payment of
death claims $35,939,234.90 ,or an aver
age of J59S.309.3m per month. The to
tal number of claims paid during the
term footed 21.15S. At the end of the
term the total balance in the benefit
fund. Including the amount Invested in
bonds, was 112.H5.947.09. The society"s
investments are all in first class muni
cipal bonds, yielding net Interest re
turns of only a little under 4Va per
During the life of the society, to
Dee. 31. 1913, it has disbursed $130,-
0G1.5S53 In payment of 73,790 death
claims, a larger amount than has been
paid out by any other American fra
tornal insurance society within the
same period of time.
A report of the society" ledger as
sets shows that It holds total real es
tate (unincumbered) valued at $829.
100.16, and furniture, equipment, paper
stock, etc.. valued at $318,715.
During the term the general fund re
ceipts were $4,752,901.62. The balance
on hand Dec. 31. 1913, was $149,319.3C,
with a semi-annual installment of per
capita tax at the rate of 60 cents per
member coming due the following
month. During the term this fund was
benefited to the extent of $71,708.34
from Interest returns on general fund
deposits. The principal other receipts
were per capita. $3,968,438.55; sales of
supplies, $267,070.73; advertising In
official paper. $102,045.17. and certifi
cate fees, $39,465. At the end of the
report Is given a complete and detail
ed Itemization of all general fund dis
bursements during the term and tne
names of the Individuals to whom paid.
This statement alone covers 70 pages
and includes every Item of general
fund disbursement for the term.
Much work for Council.
During the last triennial term the
executive council has had many fine
points of law and procedure to weigh
and determine, due, chiefly, to the agi
tation growing out of the adoption of
new rates by the adjourned session of
the last head canp and the unwilling'
ness of a portion of the membership
to accept and pay said rates. In this.
its experience has Had been in com
mon with the executive boards of oth
er societies that have passed through
similar disturbances. Its position, how
ever, was made more dillicult because
of the tremendous size of the ordir
and the large number of lives affected
by the adoption of any new legislation.
In Its report to the present head camp
the executive council alludes to these
If vour sufferlns: from eczema or any
itching skin trouble has been lnteuse,
the rnilck relief from one ailicatlon
of Poalam will aeem wonderful to you.
Just as soon as you spread It geniiv
on. Itching stops; burning ssin is
gratefully soothed: no more need to
scratch; no discomfort to keep you
Improvement every rtay. Tne skin.
forced to r!ond, son resumes its
uutural color and condition.
Your drueKlHt sejln I'osiam. for rree
sannle, write to Kmergenrv Labora
tories. 33 west Twemy-nnn Bireei.
New York. . , ,
Poslam Soan Improves the skin s
no other soap enn do. Iarge slic, 25
cents; Toilet ske. 15 cents. (Adv.)
unusual features of Its work for the
term and contends that when the
head camp has once spoken by its
recorded vote, the council" must stand
by the laws and edicts of the supreme
legislative body and insist on thejr
impartial enforcement, irrespective of
pressure brought to bear upon It to
take a different course.
Guided by Will of Society.
"So far as concerns the actual set
tlement of great and far-reaching ques
tions of society administration," says
the report, "we have consistently en
deavored to be guided solely by the
will of the membership, as far as we
are able to ascertain It. The will of
the membership is expressed In the
action taken by its representatives in
head camp assembled. Once the head
camp has spoken, the executive coun
cil has no right to assume otherwise
than that it records the sentiment and
convictions of the membership at large
by whom all head camp delegates are
chosen. On this point there can be
Is Growth of Business.
Other reports ready for submission
include those of the auditors, head
physicians and head banker.
The report of Head Banker D.
Myers covers the period from Aug. 15,
l&ll, to Dec. 31, 1913. It was necesP
sary In this instance to begin the re
port on this date, since it was the be
ginning of the term. The report says:
"An idea of the immense amount
of business transacted by our society
can readily be grasped by a glance
at the receipts and disbursements In
the head banker's office during the
period covering this report.
Rereivrd from ex-Head Banker F. R.
Benefit fund $ 2,676,445.33 ;
Total $ 3,788.931.68
Received from head clerk, Aug. 15,
1911. to Jan. 1, 1914
Benefit fund ...$33,991,992.48
General fund $ 2,977,619.61
Disbursements from Aug. 15, 1911, to
Jan. 1. 1914
Benefit fund $33,404,496.02
General fund 3,930,640.98
Balance cash on hand close Of busi
ness Dec. 31. 1913
Benefit fund $ 3,263,941.79
General fund 159,464.98
Total .'. .$ 3.423,406.77
"The growth of the society's busi
ness can be readily seen by a compari
son with the receipts and disburse
ments in the head banker's office dur
ing the two terms. Sept, 16, 1908, to
Dec. 31. 1911. and Aug. 15. 1911. to
Dec. 31. 1913.
"The receipts during the present
term, were in excess of those in the
former term by $6,556,088.31. and the
disbursements were greater by $8,985,
WORK SECURED FOR 43 MEN
AND 28 WOMEN BY BUREAU
For the week ending May 23 the
Rock Isla-ad office of the state free
employment bureau, in charge of Sup
erintendent Cornelius Donovan, re
ceived 60 applications from males and
34 from females. Forty-three of the
former and 2S of the latter were
placed. Since the first of the year the
office has found work for 878 males
out of 1,836 applying, and for 429 fe
males out of 621 applying.
MAN WITH APPARENT CASE
OF SMALLPOX BOARDS CAR
A young man with what appeared to
be a well developed cise of smallpox
boarded a Bridge line car at Sixteenth
street and Second avenue this- morn
ing. His face, neck and hands were j important timber treea
broken out in the manner peculiar to perate zone.
the disease. The conductor did not
refuse to accept him as a passenger,
but seemed reluctant to collect his
nickel. The other passengers made
plenty of room for the tewcomer, who
left the car in Davenport.
The agricultural experiment sta
tion at Pullman, Wash, Is establish
ing an arboretum in which it is pro
posed to grow a group of each of the
of the tern-
Sohen the hardest water on wash-lj
ij'l j day with
IH p.ysT Hi
L j V Use it wherever there's dirt or grease ' n j
I because it cleans and purifies everything. JiJ !
IK ' -5c and larger packages. . MM j
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4fftSv'a tb GOLD OUST TWINS JfJ