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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 105.
SATURDAY. APRIL 27. 1 907. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STATE'S RIGHTS URGED
BY SELFISH INTERESTS
Declares Senator Bever
idge in Address at
AT GRANT EXERCISES
Scouts the Idea That Reform
Propaganda is Menace to
Calcna. 111.. April 27. The birthday
of (Sen oral Grant was celebrated today
by the people of (iakna and vicinity.
Business was generally suspended.
The cornerstone of the Carnegie-Fo t
library building was laid. There was
an oration by United States Senator
Reveridge of Indiana, who vigorously
attacked the doctrine of. state rights,
, saying under this head:
"Today we hold a recrudescence of
Calhoun states' rights. As had been the
case from the beginning, it is caused
by selfish interests which fatten by
doing wrong to the whole American
people, resisting the thought and con
science of the whole American people
seeking to stop this svrong doing. As
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cunua Muni ..... ... ;s ... r. - - .
states' rights defends itself upon the
high ground of local self-government.
Local self-government is sacred
the use of that term to defend Calhoun
states' rights is sacrilege.
YVoulil I'wwrvc! Mot Destroy.
"Is is said that the will and wisdom
of the whole American people trying
to stop national evils by national laws
would destroy local self-government;
whereas, it would preserve local self
government pure and unadulterated by
interference with general government.
It is said that the congress of the whole
republic, in obeying the commands of
the whole people of the republic, woitfd
wipe out state lines; whereas, such ae
11011 in esei ves uie oin-s i
thfe bnithdnfie'or wareTf.-Trnd --not' a
the divisions between separate nation:;.
Kuril ill I'liice.
"What nationality means is that the
slates shall perform the natural func
tions of local self-government, and that
the nation shall perform the natural
functions of general self-government.
What nationality means is that the
stales shall not be little nations par
alyzing by jealousy and selfishness the
welfare of the great nation; but that
must reduce their interference Willi na
lior.ul highways passing through (hem;
or, better sti.i, stop lniorieience anu-
g( ther. That time will be delayed be
cause of selfish interests; because of
the recrudescence of states' riglus with
which we are now troubled; but chiefly
because of demagogues who seek posi
tion and power by attacking those most
conspicuous of public corporations.
The American people are as much in
danger from the demagogues who
selfishly and ignoranlly seek to inflame
their passions as they are from selfish
interests who seel; to exploit their re
sources. "In time, there must be national in
corporation of the greater incorporated
enterprises which do a nation-wide bus
iness. This last will come slowiy, be
cause these interests themselves which
are powerful will fight it; because
states' rights, prejudice inherited from
the policy of the British kings, though
fast dying, still feebly survives: and
because of the purely selfish and tem
porary interests of certain states that
use the theory of states' rights to fill
their own coffers at the expense of the
whole American people.
Clinrtere il iik They I'lm'.
"This latter is the chief obstacle.
Today these nation-wide corporations
are chartered to do business every
where as they please, by states in
which they do little or no business at
all. Indeed, such states are in compe-
tion with one another for the business
of issuing such corporptions letters of
marque and reprisal upon the, Ameri
can people, called stale charters. Look
at New Jersey; look at Delaware; look
at Nevada the feeblest members of
the American union authorizing cor
and , potations to do as they will, issue stock
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its i iit- otvf, o t i -cupii .tiie alio pie.
as they choose. While it is true that
tit her states may keep sucbcrirpora
tions out of their borders, the fact, is
that they do not. In all human prob
Iems we must ileal with facta which
support theories, not with theories un
supported by facts."
AERONAUTS START ON BALLOON TRIP
FROM ST. LOUIS TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Officers of United States Signal Corps Trying to Secure Lahm
Cup Another Expedition to Test Condition
of the Atmosphere.
St. Louis, April 27. Two balloons.
the America and the Orient are being
inflated today, weather conditions b-
ins favorable, the ascensions will be
made tonight, by Aeronaut J. C. Mc
Coy of the Aero club of New York City
and Capt. Charles He F. Chandler of
tho United States signal corps in the
America's basket, and aeronauts Alan
B. Hawley and Leo Stevens of New
York in the Orient's basket.
'1'rylnK for l.alim ( up.
It is the intention of McCoy and
Chandler to ascend at 7 o'clock this
evening and undertake a trip to Wash
ington. D. C, in an endeavor to wia
the Lahm cup, offered by. Capt. Frank
Lahm, U. S. A., to the aeronaut who
makes a continuous voyage covering
the greatest number of miles. Hawl?y
and Stevens will ascend at midnight
and test! air conditions in this vieini'y
in the interest, of the balloon tourna
ment to be held here in October oy
the Aero club.
Kiprrla to lit' ly 30 Mourn.
McCoy stated today he expects to ra
main in the air tonight, Sunday and
Sunday night and' under ideal condi
tions he expects the balloon to sail
about 25 miles an hour. -
After consultation with weather bu
reau officials during the latter pat
Aeronaut McCoy decided to postpone
the long distance flight 'of the America
for at least 2T hours as the wind con
ditions now. are not favorable.
DISEASE SPREADS AT A FEARFUL
RATE AMONG STARVING RUSSIANS
St. Petersburg, April 27. Prince
Lvork, head of the zemstvo organiza
tion ior famine relief, who returned
here today from the famine districts,
reports the crucial moment has arriv
ed. Scurvy is spreading widely and
Whole VillUKfN An'eeteil.
Poisoning from ergotazed grawn is
also widely prevalent, Inhabitants of
whole villages being affected by con
vulsions characteristics of the disease.
The zemstvo organization alone is
feeding l.Otlfi.OUO persons. The prince
appeals for the speediest possible for
warding of the money collected in
CLERK'S ERROR MAY LOSE $30,000,-
000 RAILROAD TO PRESENT OWNERS
PUMPS IN RACE
TO SAVE LIVES
OF GOAL MINERS
Johnstown, Pa., April 27. Twelve
men. ail foreign, are reported impris
oned In Foustwell mine of the Berwind-
White coal mine, in Summerset coun
ty. They will be held until a vast
quantity of water has been pumped out,
and this may require a couple of days.
Meanwhile there is the wildest excite
ment among relatives and friends of
the imprisoned men.
Pumps have been going steadily since
the accident, but are not making much
headway. The cause of the flooding of
the mine will not be known until the
rescuing party can gain entrance.
At 2:45 p. mi. Superintendent Meigh
an, who is at the head of the rescuing
party, succeeded in getting a signal
over the pump line that it is now known
some of the men are still alive. It is
said all but seven men are accounted
for, and this number is believed to be
in the mine.
FORCE NECESSARY TO PUT
:'! REVOLT 1 INDIA
SECRETARY OF THE
STATE 0. E. S. KILLED
Mate Chester Falls Down Hotel
Stairs at Peoria, with Fa
spoilflellt or tlio New Yolk' Post.
Therefore it was with some surprise
when, during the hearing of n Philip-1
pine tax case a few days ago. the ejurt
attendants observed that he was pre
occupied ami apparently paying ui at
tention t the argument. He shook his
gown and feJt of it in the various
places where one might naturally ex
pect to find a pocket. All the time
there was a quizzical expression on his
face as if he were saying. "Where in
the name of the const itut ion and the
Declaration of Independence did I put
that pesky thing';'
Finally, putting his hand beneath
bis judicial robe of office, be reached
to a bad: pocket of bis trousers and
drew therefrom a bag of horehound
caudy. He opened the mouth of the
bag and passed it to Chief .Justice Ful
ler at bis left. The chief justice de
clined with thanks. A similar invita
tion was then extended to the other
justices, but none of them accepted
the nroffered treat exeeot Justice
White, who is Justice Harlan's taunedi-!
ate neighbor on the right. Justice
White helped himself and came back
for more. The bag was of good size,
put before the attorney had finished
jhls argument the two justices bad emp
tied it of its contents.
Local Militia Equipped in
NOW AT SERIOUS STAGE
Agitation for Native Control of
Government Alarms Brit
New York, April 27. The error of a
law cleik many years ago may mean
fortune to Russell Sage Raphael and
his mother and sisters. Many years
ago 'Nathan Raphael, a close friend of
Russell Sage, purchased $(;S0.000 worth
of -second mortgage bonds of the Wa
satch & Jordan Valley Railroad com
pany, which owned a line in I'tah. The
interest on the bonds of the road was
defaulted and the first mortgage was
foreclosed, cutting out the holders of
. ,PtetttAbli8h8-MUi -hiortgage securities..
A NEW SYSTEM FOR
Involving General Rearrange
ment of Commands.
Washington. April '11. The long ex
pected order abolishing the great mil
itary divisions in the United States
was issued at the war department, yes
terday by direction of the president.
The divisions will be discontinued at
the end of the present fiscal year, and
A short time ago Russell Sage Ra
phael, a son of Nathan Raphael, began
suit in the federal court on the bonds.
including interest. This judgment has
been returned by the sheriff as unsatis
fied and yesterday was filed in court.
While working up this case Mr. Ra
phael's lawyers discovered that when
the first mortgage w-as foreclosed the
holders of the second- mortgage, prob
ably a clerk's error, were not made
parties to the suit. This, it is claimed,
invalidates the foreclosure proceedings.
The old railroad property, which now
belongs to. the Denver'. Rio Grande &
Western. Ts" said to be worth about $30 V
lido, noil. The second mortgage bonds
issued by the original road amounted
to $S0O.Ono. It is not known who owns
Peoria, III.. April 27. Mrs. Mate
Chester of Chicago, grand secretary of
the. Illinois Order of the Eastern Star,
fell down an elevator shaft at the May
er, hotel today and was killed.
" Mrs. Chester left her room on tha
third floor of the building and must
have walked into the shaft thinking i
she was stepping into the elevator.
She fell three, stories to the basement,
where he struck on her back on a
corner of the tlcor. She was heard to
moan feebly but died shortly after
medical assistance had been summon
ed. Mrs. Chester lived in Chicago.
It is said the elevator boy was not
on the elevator at. the time of the ac
cident. He had gone to get a drink of
water and a bellboy had taken his
place for a few minutes.
Decree Granted to Frank Pawle
kowski of Coal Valley; Whose
Wife Was Cruel.
BRYAN AS PHILANTHROPIST.
WOULD NOT PREPARE MEALS
Lahore, British. India, April 27.
Ritles and 2u rounds of ball cartridges
(have been served out to the local vol
unteers in consequence of signs of
marked unrest among the Hindoo stu
ItiotM follow Agitation.
The publication of inflammatory and
seditious articles in native newspapers,
inciting race hatred against Europeans,
and demanding native control of the
government by means of an elected par
liament, have been followed recently
by riots at I-ahore and elsewhere in
Punjab and by attacks on Europeans.
Professional and political agitators
are now fomenting strikes on the rail
roads, and the government has conclud
ed it is time to suppress the rioting by
forceful means if necessary.
Husband Claims She Married Him Only
for Property and Deserted in Four
Months New Suits.
Ho Tells Presbyterians of Scholarship nieafc...jUidJ-fiJf.wu.h. deserting iiim
and secured a judgment for $1,(IS0.7CS, the other ?120.uiio of these bonds.
FOR TRIP UP JAMES
the states shall be local self-governing thereafter the territory of the United
bodies, supreme within the province of states, except the Philippine islands,
local self-government, but subordinate where the present oi ganizat ion is re-
and even non-existent in matters affect- tained, will be organized for militaiy
ing what the constitution calls 'the gen- put poses into military departments as
I how existing, except the state of Mis
souri will be included i:i the dopart-
cral welfare' of the whole republic.
Immiic ow n.4 Then.
"This is the issue today, as it was the
issue in the time of Grant. That great
captain spoke two sentences that voiced
the will of the American people the';
as it voices the will of the American
people now. Those two sentences are
these: 'We will fi.sht it out on this line
if it takes all summer.' And this other)
tme, equally applicable to the issue of GIVES ROOSEVELT CREDIT
(he hour: 'Immediate and uncondition-1
ment tif Missouri instead of the depart
ment of Texas. The change will in
volve considerable rearrangement of
military commands whereby a number
of departments row commanded by
brigadier generals will be commanded
by major generals.
Avoids Newspaper Men and Takes
Family and Few Friends on
Norfolk. Va.. April 27 President
Roosevelt and party spent today on a
pleasure trip up the James river. The
trip for the day was arranged as a
strictly private- affair. Xo newspaper
men accompanied the party and the
president; sought as far as possible t
enjoy the day's vacation in the secl-i-sion
of his family and a few guests.
al surrender.' The national spirit of
the American people in the beginning
of the 20th century, stronger even than
in the middle of the ItOh century, when
Lincoln was its oracle, or at the be
ginning of the ISth century, when Wash-
lm.tnn wu tla vn rrinr-st n t esmn n will
not evade, will not truckle, will not f aml,y tween Nicaragua and Salva
compromise. It. demands 'immediate ,""r' as Bhown J'v the following cable
and unconditional surrender' and 'it Rram ,0 him f,om resident Zelaya
will fight it out on that line if it take
all summer' or a century."
President Zelaya Wires Thanks for As
sistance in Peace Pact.
Washington, D. C, April 27. Presi
dent Roosevelt has been given credit
for materially assisting in bringing
about the consummation of the treaty
TAFT WILL NOT TALK OF
Arrives in Ohio for Speech Making
Tour but Refuses to Discuss
t'lteil Some Ilixtory.
Senator Beveridee here cited :'t
length the history of internal improve- j
ments, the first bill for which was ve
toed by President Madison as a viola
tion of states' rights, and the laws
keeping obscene literature, lottery tick
ets, etc., out of interstate commerce;
the pure food law, meat inspection and
railroad rate laws, all resisted as viola
tions of states' rights, and many other
"The next great struggle in the rail
way problem will be between state reg
ulation of interstate railways passing
through each particular state, on the
one hand, and, on the other hand, ex
clusive national control of interstate
railways through all the states through
which such railways pass. This con
test will not end in a day or a year.
But, finally, its conclusion is inevita-
Peace signed day before yesterday,
at Amapala. I thank your excellency
for your great work toward achieving
that happy result."
Snow at St. Paul.
St. Paul. April 27. Snow feil
throughout the night, and is still fall
ing. The weather resembles that
usually prevailing here in March.
SINK WITH PIER
Sixteen 0 jt of Score of Work
men Killed in Collapse at
Cincinnati. Ohio. April 27. Secre
tary Taft who is to make several pub
lie addresses in this city and one ,n
Dayton, within the next three days, ar
rived this morning. He declined o
discuss political questions in any way
and declared he will not have, during
his western trip, anythng whatever
to say bearing on. the presidential
Governor Deneen Admits He is
Ready to Call Extra Ses
sion of Legislature
Judge Ramsay this morning the cir
cuit court granted Frank Pawlekowski
of Coal Valley a divorce from his wife,
Mrs. Anna Pawlekowski. The com
plainant charged his wife with cruelty,
alleging that she mistreated himself
and his children, refused to prepare his
ENGINE BLOWS UP;
TO PUT PROGRAM THROUGH
Outlines Laws He Insists Upon Having
Passed Solons Are Kept
IN THE COUNTY COURT
Baltimore, Md., April 27. A new
l pier under construction at Locust point
ble. The railways properly managed . Smith r,niHmr ,,udj tnv. nr.
are by far the greatest agencies in our ry,ng down abou't a FCOn; of workmen.
well being. They are the largest prac- SIy ,,, . . rottnmroa t.
tlcal force that holds the American peo-
men are missing and 15 injured. This
pie together. Our prosperity depends is believed to cover the extent of the
absolutely on our commerce, and our casualties. The pier was being built
commerce depends absolutely on our'f0r the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at
railways. Our culture depends abso- ost j., ono
lutely on the quick and easy eommuni
cation of every part of the republic
with every other part of the republic.
MiiKt Let I'p on Railway.
"The time must come when states
This afternoon a revised list of the
missing was issued placing the number
unaccounted for at 10, most of them
laborers. Only three bodies have been
Attorneys Requested to Present Mat
ters in Morning Till Thursday.
All attorneys having probate matte-s
pending in the county court, are re
quested by County Judge R. W. Olm
sted to present them at 9 o'clock la
the morning until next Thursday, rs
the court will be occupied with trials
of civil and criminal matters. Those
not demanding immediate attention
will be held in abeyance until aftar
ROBBED AND LEFT ON TRACK
Victim Lives Long Enough to Tell
Story After Struck by Train.
Pittsburg, April 27. Frank Drisk.i
who was run down by a locomotive on
the Pennsylvania railroad last night
died today. Before his death Driska
said he had been waylaid and robbed
by negro highwaymen who afterwards
beat him Into insensibility and then
placed him on the track.
Springfield, 111., April 27. Governor
Deneen admits that a special session
of the legislature is more than a possi
bility, unless the legislature at'its pres
ent session, which may last three weeks
more, passes on a number of matters
which in the opinion of the gov
ernor action should be taken. If these
matters are not acted on, the governor
will immediately after the adjournment
of the legislature call the body together
in special' session to take action on
These measures are: Anti-pass legis
lation, pure food law, primary election
law in the event of the supreme court
declaring unconstitutional law appro
priations for the state charitable insti
tutions; giving the state board of rail
road and warehouse commissioners con
trol over the issuing of stock and other
items of indebtedness by railroads; the
factory inspection bill providing forthe
safety and comfort of employes in fac
tories; requiring the interest of state
funds to be turned into the state treas
ury; state supervision of private bank
ing institutions, and the modification
of the insurance laws or some other
legislation remedying the present evils
Tito Selon Are Held.
Speaker Shurtleff kept the lawmak
ers at the grindstone for two sessions
yesterday, but for the most part the
business was of a purely routine na
ture. Several bills were passed in the
morning, and during the af ternpon, with
only a corporal's guard in the seats
grist of bills was advanced from first
to second reading on the calendar.
Ex-Governor of Georgia Dead.
Albion. X. Y., April 27. Former gov
ernor Rufus B. Bullock of fJenrcin rtieit
I here today.
He Maintains In As
That William .1. P.ryau ii a philan
thropist as well as a political leader
was disclosed tbe other afternoon
when iu the course of an address at
New York to members of the Presby
terian board of foreign missions he
said that be was maintaining eight
scholarships in American colleges in
Tapan, 'bina and India.
1 created them during my recent
tour of the east," he said, "and expect
to continue them as long as I am able,
which I rather believe v. ill be for some
Mr. Bryan's appearance before the
Presbyterian mission workers was the
fulfillment of a promise made by him
on the slope of Lebanon a year ago.
when be met a member of the foreign
board, says the New York Herald. He
delighted his hearers with a descrip
tion of the work of American mission
aries as he saw it and gave his hearty
support to the work.
"As I told an Englishman whom I
met Iu the east," be said, "America
cannot boast that the sun never sets
oil her possessions, but we can make
the prouder boast that the 'sun never
sets on American philanthropy. What
America has done for Christianity In
the eastern parts of Asia has been
equaled by no other country. Wher
ever one goes he finds the American
workers and sees the lienelieent results
of American influence. When the ori
ent is redeemed, America will get the
"While In tho east I had a discussion
with an Englishman over the craze of
money madness and the spirit of com
mercialism which has swept over the
world. The Englishman expressed the
opinion that Americans have become
slaves to commercialism and never
have a thought of anything else. I
called his attention to the fact that,
without receiving one penny in return,
America contributes more every year
for the redemption of India than does
England, which takes JflOO.OOO.tXX) out
of that country each year. He agreed
that this was pretty good proof that
America was not what he bad believed
it to lie.
"In my opinion the greatest work of
the next few years should be done In
Japan. That country is the gateway to
the cast. Send your best men there.
Send older men than those now encoun
tered, men who have been trained in
the work of spreading Christianity.
Interest the government officials, and
when that is done the beginning of n
great triumph will have lieen achieved
Japan is rractically without a religion
and Christianity can be taught to the
people, who are of brilliant intellect
Three Dead and Two Hurt is Result of
Accident at OTallon,
four months after their marriage. He
asserts that she married him only to
secure a portion of his property. II.:
says she struck him with a chair, and
that in warding off the blow he sustain
ed a sptain tif his hand, anil that an
other time his wife tried to hit him with
a garden hoe. He declared she threat
ened to poison him and to scab! him.
S. R. Kenworihy was the complain
In the case of Julius De Meyers
against tae Rock Island lor 1,ih:u
damages, the evidence for the plain
tiff was concluded yesterday. A mo
tion to instruct for the defense was
To Iterovrr Insurance.
Mrs. Christina Hanson is the plain
tiff in a suit for $l.."ou against the Fra
ternal Tribunes, to recover on a $1.mio
certificate held by her husband. John
A. Hanson, at the time of his deatn.
A. H. Kohler and S. R. Kenworthy are
the attorneys for the plaintiff.
Caroline S. Kundquist, administrator
of the estate tif A. P. Lundquisi, tho
Moline contractor, has started suit
against Sarah A. Hart well to recover
$1,075 alleged to be due on work done
by Mr. I.undquist.
Charles A. Carlson has filed a bill for
pecific performance to compel Hannah
Colberg and others to issue a deed to
certain property in Moline. an agree
ment for the sale tif which was made
by the late August Colberg. Oakleaf &
Oakleaf are his attorneys.
The Moline Pump company has filed
suit against Daniel R. Hartwell, to
recover a claim of J.00. C. E. Dietz
is the attorney for the company.
Ella M. McDonald of this city charg
es her husband. Edward F. McDonald.
with cruelty, and has sued for a di
vorce. They were married July 21,
1903, at Jerseyville. 111. J. F. Murphy
is the complainant's solicitor.
Mm Hi Xftt I. mention.
Yesterday was the last day of service
for the May term. A total of 110 new
cases have been filed for the term, of
which 51 are law cases and 59 chan
cery matters. 31 of the latter being di
OFallon, Mo.. April 27 While a
Jrytenjdn-drawing a caboose was
running rapidly near here today, the
boiler of the engine exploded, killing
Engineer Paul Klinard. Fireman Frank
Appleby, and Brakeman George E.
Brown, all of Moberly. Mo. Conductor
Nicholas Dessert and a brakeman were
JULIAN STORY MUST
NOT AGAIN MARRY
Wife Given Divorce With Privilege of
Re-embarking in Matrimony
SUPREME COURT INCIDENT.
HELD NOT GUILTY
Washington, April 27. Binger Her
mann. formerly commissioner general
of the land office, was today found not ' BUpreaie court ,8 one of tne m08t alert
gimij oi uestroMus puunc recorus ; and attentive justices during the hear-
while he was holding office. r of a case, says..a.Waslto jtixorre-
Jurtice Harlan's Search For Missing
Package of Horehound Candy.
Justice Harlan, in point of service
the oldest member of the United States
New York, April 27. It became
known today that Supreme Justice
Thompson had confirmed the report of
Referee Ruck in ths matter of the ap
plication of Mrs. Emma Eames Story
for absolute divorce from her hus
band, Julian Story. Mrs. Story was
given the right to resume her maiden
name to re-niarry, if she desires. Story
is forbidden to re-marry during the
lifetime of Mrs. Story. ,
TATE IS ARRESTED
''Gentleman Burglar" Who Es
caped From Peoria, Taken
at Chicago. .
Chicago, April 27. Edward Tate
known as the "gentleman burglar," who
escaped from a hospital in Peoria, was
arrested here today as he was about to
enter the residence of a friend. Tate
was under arrest recently in Peoria for
safe-blowing, but owing to illness was
confined in a hospital tinder police
guard. By a ruse he escaped the guard
and until today had been at large.
ON THE BIBLE
To be Given by Rev. Marion Hum
phreys at Central Presbyterian
Church Beginning Tomorrow.
Rev. Marion Humphreys, pastor of
the Central Presbyterian church will
give a series of six lectures on the
bible at the church, beginning tomor
row morning. The theme tomorrow
morning will be "Sacred Writings Be
fore the Bible was Compiled' and in
the evening the theme will be "How
the Bible was Formed." The datas
and the subjects of the remaining four
lectures are as follows: May 5. 10:13
Triumphs of the Bible as the People's
Book" at 7:30 "The Bible In Enclish:"
May 12. 10:45 "Has the Truth of the
Bible Been Changed?" and at 7:30 "Is
the Bible a Closed Book?" The ad
dresses will be full of much Informa
tion and promise to be an interesting
GET ROCK ISLAND CONTRACT
Collins Bros, to Build Railway Shops
in the Southwest.
S. W. Collins has returned from Chi
cago, where he succeeded' in closing a
contract for Collins Bros, of this city
for a big lot of railway construction
work for the Rock Island at El Reno,
Okla., and Maurika. I. T. The contract
includes the building of a number of
round houses and big shop buildings
for the Rock Island, and represents
about $150,000. The Rock Island firm
was successful against 19 bidders from
all parts of the country. The work
will be rushed to completion. . . . r