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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1014.
WRIGHT WILL ASK
BOARD FOR A NEW
GRAND JURY PLAN
to the public at all times and weekly
report be published. This means that
record similar to that la the office
of circuit clerk would be kept showing
the number of prisoners, when and
why he was sent there and for how
long. It would show when he was
tumrd loose or taken elsewhere at the
direction of the court and all the other
data connected with each case.
Sock Island Supervisor Con
ceives Plan of Saving Oonnty
WANTS BODY MEET OFTEN
Will Introduce Resolution Asking That
Investigators Convene at Least
Once a Month.
Supervisor S. R. "Wright will Intro
duce a resolution at the special meet
ing of the board of supervisors which
conTenes on next Tuesday, providing
that the grand Jury meet once a month
or as often as the criminal business of
the county requires, thereby saving the
county a big feed bill for prisoners.
It Is his contention that It will be
economy for the county to adopt this
method rather than to pay for the
board of prisoners for months before
trial or release as is the present cus
tom. Under his plan prisoners will either
be turned loose or Indicted within a
month after being remanded to the
county Jail from the Justice courts.
Following Indictments, if true bills are
brought, defendants could then be
tried without delay, he argues.
Present Plan Expensive.
Wlti, the present system the grand
Jury meets once every four months.
This means that It is often three
months before a prisoner is taken be
fore the inquisitorial body and then
after the grand Jury returns indict
ments, there are usually so many cases
on tie calendar that he often must
wait one or two months before trial
in the circuit court.
All of the time he is In Jail he is an
expense to the county. He is being fed
and lodged and while in each case the
cost is not a large amount, when there
are 30 or 40 prisoners in the county
Jail continuously the total reaches a
Supervisor 'Wright's resolution would
cut In some cases this expense to one
third, he claims. It would give the
prisoner a quicker trial thereby re
leasing the county from the expense of
feeding him for a month or two longer
Wants Weekly Report.
Another provision in the resolution
is that a register showing the number
of prisoners in the county jail be open ,
WHAT MIGHT BE YOUR
Suppose you were a father of a
family of three children, earning $3
a day, and you were taken sick with
tuberculosis. What would it cost you
to get well, and what would It have
to cost you to have done your share
to prevent this disease from striking
you? Here are a few of the leading
Items of expense:
Six months' treatment in sana
Care of family of four at ?S.OO
per week for six months 192.00
Loss of wages for six months
at $3.00 per day 432.00
Now, what would have been your
share in the prevention of tubercu
losis? "An ounce of prevention" in
the proper care of the body.J 00.00
A study of some literature on
the prevention of tubercu
losis which can be secured
free of charge 00.00
The stopping of all bodily ex
A timely examination by a doc
The purchase of 100 Red Cross
Seals as your share in the
general preventive campaign
against tuberculosis 1-00
FOUR NEW FACES
WILL BE SEEN IN
Recently Elected County Offi
cers to Take Up Duties
WITH LITTLE FORMALITY
Richmond, Larson, Clendenin and Ben
ell Are "Strapgers" Rest Re
tained in Their Positions.
How much would yoit lose?
The remains of Mrs. Mary Brown
HitcV.cock arrived in Orion from the
J!o city hospital ednesuay atter
nooii, and were escorted to her late
home by the Woman s Relief Corps, ot
which 6ho was a member, and rela
tives and friends. The funeral was
Friday at 10:30 a. m. at the Baptist
church, conducted by Rev. W. K. Au
derick. Interment was made at the
Is prepared to do all kinds of steam
and hot water and vacuum heating
work. Union labor employed. Of
fice at Rosenfield Cox's plumbing
shop, 2123 Fourth avenue.
Phone R. I. 2703; Res. R. 1. 1507.
Attention M. W. A.
The annual election of officers of
C. W. Hawes camp No. 1530. will be
held on Tuesday. Dec. ,S 1914, at 8 p.
m. in K. C. hall. All members are re
quested to be present. Annual smok
er and other important matters..
T. H. REIDY. Consul.
JOHN B. CORKEN. Clerk.
Attend the bazaar and dinner at the
Memorial church Tuesday, Dec. S. A
good dinner for 23 cents. Served from
11.30 a. in. by the Ladies Auxiliary
Humane society. Help the cause by
County officials, elected at the No
vember election, will assume their du
ties on Monday. This is the last day
of service for the old officers and their
accounts are being checked up by the
fees and salary committee of the board
of supervisors preliminary to the ap
There will not be many new faces
in the official family of the county.
George H. Richmond, who has been
chairman of the board of supervisors,
will take charge of the sheriffs office
succeeding O. L. Bruner. He has al
ready named his deputies. Jacob
W'igers. Moline, will be first deputy
and the others will be John P. Sexton
and John G. Miller of this city; Con-'
rad Kirsch and E. W. Robinson, South
Rock Island; John E. Murray, East
Moline; Jesse Hanna, Zunyi and '
Thomas A. Burtchael, Moline. The j
latter will be on the desk and Sexton
and Kirsch will be the turnkeys. Mr.
Richmond expects to occupy the resi
dence at the jail himself.
N. A. Larson, of the firm of Murphy t
& Larson, is the new county judge.
This position has been filled by Pro
bate Judge Bell under an arrange
ment with the county board, adopted
at the time the offices were separated,
for the purpose of avoiding the ex
pense of a special election.
Surveyor is Acting.
The new county treasurer Is Frank
J. Clendenin, former postmaster of
East Moline, who will "succeed W. H.
Whiteside. Robert M. Benell, Moline.
is the new county surveyor, be?iig
elected to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of C. C. Hubbart. He
qualified some time ago and entered
upon his new duties at once.
The rest of the county officers were
reelected. They were H. B. Hubbard,
county clerk; John E. Fleming, pro
bate clerk; B. S. Bell, probate Judge;
Miss Lou Harris, county superintend'
ent of schools.
RELICS OF FOX
Davenport Academy Receives
Collection of Especial
1 To Youw Stomach
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and you are sure to be well reward
ed. You will enjoy your meals,
the appetite will be keen, the diges
tion will be good and the action
of the liver and bowels will be
normal: This really constitutes
good health. But, there will come
a time when weakness is manifest
ed, when help is needed prompt
ly; then you should take
It soothes ayiI strengthens the entire digestive system and Is bound
to help yoit very materially. A 60 years' record is back of It.
JO TAKE A BOTTLE HOME TODAY E
A number' of old relics preserved
by the Fox Indians of IFama county
and dating back to the days when
this tribe lived on the banks of the
Mississippi, where Rock Island now
stands, are part of the collection now
being installed in the museum of tha
Davenport Academy cf Sciences. This
collection has been made by Dr. Tru
man Michelson of the bureau of eth
nology, Washington, who has been mak
ing a thorough etudy of the Meskwakl
cr Fox Indians at Tama, and wa
therefore able to secure many rare
and unique things. The collection fills
a number of cases In the room devot
ed to American archaeology and eth
nology. It will be open to view of the
public tomorrow afternoon, and every
In the collection are models of a
wigwam in whicli the Indians lived
in the winter time, and a bark house
in which they lived in tha summer.
Thero are several suits of clothing for
both men and women, including some
of the skin garments with beads and
also some more modern every-day and
gala garments still preserving some
of the old ornamental figures. There
are also samples of their bags and
mats, shewing the different systems
of weaving and other old Indian de
signs. One case is full of articles of do
mestic use and the like, including
samples of genuine old Indian corn and
beans. Another case is devoted to
sacred objects, some of which are of
great age. Among these are medi
cines and charms used by hunters to
bring about good results. Perhaps the
most unique of these objects is a carv
ed walnut human figure with a neck
lace ui oia stone arrowneaas and a
robe made of buffalo skin.
ON JOB LOTS
From 2 Cenl$ Up
BIG VARIETY OF DE
SIGNS AND STYLES
Orders Printed Promptly '
Call or phone 11. I. 205 for salesman
L. E. WEST GUM CO.
1510-1512 2nd Ave., Rock Island
New County Officers
Ready to Take Seats
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DA Y IN DA VEKTPORT
George H. Richmond,
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N. A. Lsrson,
Frank J. Clendenin,
Robert M. Benell,
STATE CIVIL SERVICE
EXAMS TO BE HELD JAM. 2
Civil service examinations will be
held Jan. 2 in a number of places. Wa
tertown being one, to secure a list of
eligibles for Appointment to positions
under the state government. These
positions Include chief engineer, de
partment stenographer, canal super
intendent, accountant, grain sampler.
property and economy oflicer, guard
and female attendant. Applications
must be filed at Springfield by Dec. 26.
Information can be had of the state
civil service commission at Springfield.
No longer any J
you now y
We have you
Because zve can take sittings
for photos AT NIGHT
as well as daytime.
J your time is occupied during the day,
make an appointment for evening. The re
sults are just as good if not better.
To Give 500 Christmas Spread
Five hundred poor families of Daven
port will be furnished with a big bas
ket fuU of all the good things that go
to make up a Christmas dinner, the
work to raise funds to begin when the
Salvation Army, according to its an
nual custom, will place its kettles on
downtown street corners and invite
yuletlde offerings. There will be five
kettles at first, the number to be in
creased to eight later on. With the
money secured in this way and with
the usual offerings of provisions which
are annually given to the army the
Salvationists will make up 500 bas
kets which will be distributed Christ
mas eve to the homes of needly fami
lies. In addition there will be a big
Christmas dinner at the Army lunch
room, 613 Brady street, for the cell in.
mates at the police station and a
Christmas tree for children at the Y.
M. C. A. on Dec. 28. All gifts of
toys and other articles which could be
used as presents for this tree will be
appreciated by Captain Hess and En
sign Justvig of the Salvation Army.
Hot breakfast, a chair by a red hot
stove and a. job if they want it will be
given to the homeless bums picked
up by the Davenport police on the
morning after they have been dis
charged acocrding to a plan worked
out at a conference between Chief of
Police Schramm and Captain Hess of
the Salvation Army. Just for these
men a lunch room has been fixed up in
the rear of the Salvation Army build
ing at 513 Brady street.
Sick Man Taken From Flat Fire
After a fight which lasted over two
hours firemen Thursday night prevent
ed total destruction of the Shapiro flats
on Sixth street between Perry and
Rock Island streets. The damage done
amounted to approximately $500. Al
bert Barrett, a resident of the build
ing, who was confined to his bed with
sickness, was carried out of the burn
ing building by the firemen. He was
taken to St. Luke's hospital. It is
said that his condition Is not serious.
The fire started at 8:37 and when the
firemen arrived the front was in a
volume of flames. Two lines of hose
were used and after two hours of work
the firemen succeeded in extinguishing
the flames. The building is of frame
construction of the old duplex order
and it was only through determined
efforts that the fire was stopped. The
origin of the fire is not known but it is
said it started in one of the upper
rooms wher workmen had removed
the old paper, preparatory to repaper
During the afternoon the depart
ment was called, to the plant of the In
dependent Baking company, where a
kettle of tar near the building had
caught fire. It was put out with little
Damage to the amount of about $1,-
000 was done in a fire at the Mc
Cormack residence, 707 East Four
teenth street, shortly after noon yes
terday. The fire started in a chimney
hole In the cellar and worked its way
up into the attic.
Woman Sues Estate of Her Father
Claiming that her mother had left
deposit in one of the Davenport
banks 30 years ago Dorothy C. Nye
has entered suit against Charles and
Emma Lane, executors of the estate
of Christian Beguhn, in which she asks
for her interest in the money. The
plaintiff claims that her mother, Mary
Beguhn, had died Oct. 27, 1S84. At
the time of the mother's death she did
not know that money was left in the
bank. She also avers that Beguhn
had never told her of it. When the
will was made there was no provision
for what she claims her just share in
the deposit, which amounted to
$759.92. She claims one-third interest
In this, together with her share of the
interest during the time it was on deposit
will publish a credit guide or rating
book of credit customers In addition
to maintaining permanent offices here
with secretary in charge who will de
vote his entire time to the work of
the organization. Over 175 Daven
Dort firms have subscribed to this
- Granted Divorce Aileen Fawn was
granted a decree of divorce from her
husband, Otto Fawn, in district court,
the grounds of the suit being cruel and
inhuman treatment and drunkenness.
She was also granted $5 per week per
manent alimony by the court.
Suit for divorce has been started by
Lola Q'Hara against her husband
Thomas J. O'Hara. They were mar
ried in Davenport, June 12, 1912, and
the Dlalntiff claims that since that
time the defendant has become ad
dicted to intoxicating liquors and has
also been guilty of cruel and inhuman
Goes to Jail to Eat Frank C. Wood
is out fo work and has no place to
sleep. Further, he has no money with
which to buy food. He appeared at the
police station and asked to be sent to
jail for a few days so he could be sure
of a warm bed and something to eat.
He was arraigned on a vagrancy
charge and a five-day sentence fixed
by the court.
$757.97 has been
weg and Reese against L. O. Henry for
money advanced to the defendant
when he was on the road for the com
pany. The money was used for trar
eling expenses and, according to the
petition, Henry was to pay it back out
of his commissions. C. H. Mumh.
and Charles Mendenhall are attorney!
for the plaintiff.
Dr. Maxwell to Locate Here Dr.
Geo. B. Maxwell of Long Grove, one of
Scott county's veteran physlciani, hav
ing practiced there for the past 28
years, has formed a partnership with
Dr. A. L. Hageboeck. and will move
his offices here by Dec. 13.
Obituary Record Bernlce Bauer,
aged one year and four months, died
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William C. Bauer, 431 South Lin
coln avenue. She was born Aug. 7,
Delivered anywhere In tha
city for $3.50 per ton, ,
- In quantities,
6ingle ton, $3.75,
Phone E I. 322-X
of Rock Island, Illinois
The Bank With the Clock
No gift will be more prized
on Christmas morning' than a
Bock Island Savings Bank
passbook. Abe autif ul nick
el plated Bank adds greatly
to the gift. One dollar, or
more, will do this, and no gift
will bring more joy.
Bank open this evening
from 7 to 8 o'clock.
PHIL MITCHELL, President
I. S. WHITE, Vice-President
K. T. ANDERSON. Cashier
C. F. CHANNON, Assist.
BLACKLEG BREAKS OUT
IN CATTLE NEAR ORION
Spcliil to Thu Arirua.)
Orion. Dec. 6 Blackleg has broken
out anion cuttle in this vicinity, tha
herd of Guy Sainuelson being affected.
Mr. Samuelson has lout two valuable
unlmuls this week.
Leases New Hotel Barber Shop
The lease of the new Black Hawk
hotel barber shop has been awarded to
Ed. Rodler, after some spirited com
petition for the privilege of running
what will be the finest barber shop in
None Injured Jn Automobile Smash
A serious accident was narrowly
averted Thursday evening when the
automobile of County Engineer John
Malloy collided with a buggy belonging
to Henry Struck at the corner of Fif
teenth and Myrtle streets. No one
Parker la Named Credit Men Head
M. L. Tarker, head of the M. L.
Parker company, was chosen president
of the Merchants' Credit Exchange at
the organ i4at ion meeting of the society
held at the Commercial club and at
tended by the representatives of over
50 of the leading retail stores of Dav
enport. W. H. Korn was chosen vice
president. The new association, which
was organized through the assistance
of F. F. Putnam of Pittsburgh. Pa.,
The finest train to and from Colorado.
Delightful observation club car, beauti
ful new steel diner, steel drawing-room
sleepers, chair cars, coaches. ;
The all year round train to Colorado
Hher trains on convenient schedules
via Rock Island Lines
Automatic Block Signals
Finest Modern All-Steel Passenger Equipment
Superb Dining Car Service
Tickets, reservations and information
F. H. Plummer, ticket agent. Rock Island.
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