Rock Island Department
The members of the fire department of Rock Island, Ill., recently presented a petition for a $20 increase to the city council. The petition was filed to be considered when plans are made for the annual appropriation ordinance at the end of the fiscal year, April 15. Firemen are learning the general sentiment of the public on the question. This is being done by circulating petitions among the business men and in the offices. Though no announcement of the results of the campaign is made by the men who are back of it it is understood that the firemen are meeting with general support in their request for an increased pay. It is said that a large number of signatures have been secured.