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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAY 13. 19U.
8 MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS M: .V H 1 7 Mr f l.i if! f: r CONTRACTS GIVEN ON TWO BIG JOBS Board of Local Improvements Holds Special Session to Consider Bids. In this amount at $7.573 85. The con- plated to remarkably near the total COST TO CITY $215,949.80 F. C. Brooks of Jackson, Mich., Se cures Watermaln Contract Dun nigan 4. Masters Successful. At a special mating of the board of !ocal Improvements held late yester day afternoon the contracts for the east end sewer and water systems, the two big Jobs In Moline this summer, were awarded to the lowet bidders. F". C. Brooks of Jackson. .Mich., secured the contract for the laying of the way termains, -his bid being $!2.630.7O, while Dtinnigan & Masters of Shenan doah. Iowa, landed the sewer construc tion contract, which includes installa tion of the Imhoff tanks and treatment beds at The foot of Thirty-eighth street, their bid being fl21.119.lrt. The total, cost of the treatment plant is figured tract for the installation of motors and pumps to be used In connection with the treatment plant will not be award ed until next Friday. There are two bidders for this contract. Yeomen Brothers of Chicago, who ask $2,200, and the American Well works of Au rora, 111, whose bid Is $2,576. Seven Bids for Contracts. There were seven bids entered for the watermaln contract, as follows: Public Service company, Omaha, Neb. Dunnlgan & Masters, Shenandoah, Iowa. E. R. Harding, Racine. Wis. Gray-Robinson Construction com pany, Manitowoc, w is- Moline Heating and Construction company. F. C. Brooks. Jackson. Mich. Dearborn Construction company, Waterloo, Iowa. Work Will Cost $215,949.80. The total cost of the extensive cast end improvements, including the mo tor contract at the figure of Yeomen Brothers, lowest bidders, amounts to $215,949.80. Almost one year and a half has been spent by the city com missioners and other officials in pre liminary arrangements before the con tracts could be finally awarded. The estimate made by City Engineer Pavton when the work was contem- cost as represented by contractors' fig ures, being but $41510 less than the work will actually cost. COMMISSIONER JOHNSON WORKS FOR SANE FOURTH Commissioner C. V. Johnson has Is sued a call to the members of the Sane Fourth association of this "city for a meeting tomorrow morning In the city council rooms at the municipal build ing to consider this year's Fourth of July celebration. The association was established last year with the purpose of bringing about a sane Fourth and eliminating to as great an extent as possible the accidents which usually occur on Independence day. Last year the association was so successful In this work that the plan has been adopted to effect a permanent organiz zation, membership being open to any citizen. Retail Clerks Meet. Retail Clerk's union No. 216, held an Interesting meeting last night, the res ignation of Charles Ydeen as recording secretary being accepted, as he has engaged in business for himself. Robert Kollman was named by the members to succeed Mr. Ydeen in of fice, and Arthur Pears was elected as a representative to attend the state meeting in Joliet, July 8. BICYCLE THIEVES BUSY IN MOLINE Three Thefts Reported to Po lice and Horse and Bug-' gy Are Also Stolen. Flowers for Porch boxes and hanging Baskets, 6 for 25c FAMOUS FOR COA TS AND SUITS THE BIG STORE ON THE BROAD WALK Potted Flowers in Bloom, 6 for 25c Four Days Choice of House Sale of Coats and Suits, None Reserved, Any Garment HAT.F PT2 Tf"!K Three bicycle thefts and one horse and buggy theft have been reported to the local police within the past 24 hours. The first report Was made by Alex Ferkson of this city, who said that his machine was taken from in front of the Family theatre yesterday. The police traced the wheel as far as Sam Cryer's second hand store in Rock Island where the thief was caught while trying to sell it. Albert Cresswell, aged 15, of Moline, was the thief and his case will come up before the county judge for a hear ing. The next theft was reported by August DeClerk, Jr., who said his bicycle was stolen from the porch of a house at 12S Sixteenth avenue. The third report came from Charles Wag ner whose wheel was taken while standing against the curb on Four teenth street near Fourth avenue. The theft of a horse and buggy from the carnival grounds near Thirty seventh street, was reported to the police by C. Temple of this city, who had rented the outfit from the Viager livery stable. He tied the horse at the grounds while he went to the car nival, and upon returning It was gone. The police succeeding in locating the stolen outfit at about 2 o'clock this morning in Rock Island, but the thief or thieves had gone. way company. He was an active mem ber or the Thor lodge of Vikings. Ijeft to mourn, in addition to the widow, are three children, the Misses Dngney and Alice Norllng, and Hilmar Norling. The mother and one brother and sister- also survive in Sweden. Funeral services will be held Sun day afternoon at the home at 2:30, with Interment in Riverside cemetery, WILL TESTIFY IK " 1 . NEW HAVEN PROBE PROMISE BETTER STREET LIGHTING Two Carloads of Material Ar . rive and Plans Are Under.; Way to Start Work. IS CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE o Garments for th Price of Off. Tickets Or larment. Coots ea I Sait a - -SrconJ No inflated prices tickets are not altered in any way pick out your garment, pay naif the fo rmer price A hundred Suits and nearly two hundred Goats to select from for the next four days. fj- - 1 Coat ani Snilt fttona Hcoi Former Moline Woman Runs for Con gress on Prohibition Ticket. According to a story which appear ed a day or two ago in the " Daily American of Aberdeen, S. D., Mrs. Sena Hartsell Wallace, sister of Bishop J. C. Hartzell and former resident of this city, is a candidate for congress on the prohibition ticket from her dis trict in Kansas, where she lives. She is making an active campaign and ac cording to reports has an excellent chance of winning the office. Mrs. Wallace was called to Aber deen to assist in organizing. the Wom an's suffrage league of South Dakota, and was the chief speaker there at the first meeting of the new organization. The state will vote this fall on the question of amending the constitution and allowing women to vote. MiTch credit is given the former Moline woman for her active work in behalf of the league. Two carloads of material to be di rectly applied in the plan for better street lighting facilities In Moline, have arrived here. Superintendent Fred W. Reimers of "the Peoples' Power company, gives .promise that the work of changing the entire street lighting system will be under w-ay by June. Every arc light in the city is to be replaced by a new magnetite arc of the single globe type, the most effi cient street light ever invented. The new street lights were guaran teed the city in the negotiations which resulted during the winter in the new 10 year contract between the city and the utilities company. The equipment which has arrived here comes from the plant of the General Electric company at Schnectady, N. Y., and Includes about one-half of the lamps and one half of the regulators. Two or more carloads are on the way and are ex pected daily. Candidates Are Initiated. A social session planned by the members of the Noble lodge. No. 288 of the Order of Vasa, was postponed last night, as a class of 10 candidates was presented for initiation into the order. The charter closes June 1, and the lodge is expecting a large number of candidates at the next session. Degree Staff Finishes Work. Manufacturers' lodge. No. 485. I. O. O. F., held a meeting last night and conferred the third degree on a class of five candidates, thus completing the degree work for the season. The team will now take a rest during the summer. J i CLEVER FORGER ESCAPES POLICE William Horton Works Sacceij. ful Rnse and Gets Away With $50 Cash. IMITATION IS PERFECT Local Officials Unable to Trace Cut prit Who Is Thought to Go From Town to Town. Kennedy Quits Iowa College. Ames, Iowa, May 13. Professor W. J. Kennedy, director of the extension department of the Iowa State college, yesterday made Dlans to enter a manu facturing concern after complying with i sums of money belonging to the stock- William Rocfcefeli&r and George F. Baker. , Washington. May 13. The most im portant of recent developments in the New Haven inquiry by the interstate commerce commission is the sub poenaing of the leading directors of the railroad the men who are pri marily responsible for the semi-bankrupt condition of the once wealthy New England line. Tlv directors who have been subpoenaec? and who will testify this week are William Rocke feller, George F. Baker, Lewis Cass Ledyard and George McCulloch Miller. These men, all prominent in the Who's Who" in the monaire class. are to be asked to explain why they permitted the expenditures of vast OBITUARY RECORD u Oscar Wolfced Norling. Oscar Wolfred Norling died at his home, 1028 Thirteenth avenue, last night after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. He was born in' Sweden May 12, 1SS1. and came to this coun try ia 1909, locating in this city. He was a carpenter and was taken ill while working for the Tri-City Rail- tlie demand of President Pearson for his resignation. Professor R. K. Bliss, head of the animal husbandry depart ment of the Nebraska State univers ity, probably will be asked to succeed Professor Kennedy. It is said that England is losing its picturesque inn names, but that those of Germany are on the increase. For instance, Berlin now boasts the "Com fortable Chicken." "Cold Frog" (un pleasantly French, this), "Stiff Dog" (suggestive of the frankfurter), "Thirsty Pelican," "Dirty Parlor" and "Musical Cats." This is tke Way the Coats and Suits Will Sii-ts I is 0 ; Any $10.00 Coat in tho More. .$5.C0 Any $10.00 Suit in tho store. . .$5.00 Any $1.1.00 Cunt in the More. . $750 Any $1..00 Suit in the store. . ,$7i50 Any $L'0.00 Coat in the store. $10.00 Any $1O.OQ Suit in the store. .$10.00 w, Any jf-M.OO Coat in the store .$12.50 Any $2.i.00 Suit in the store. .$12.50 Any $:0.00 Coat in the store .$15700 Any $m00 Suit in the store. .$15.00 Any Dress in the Store 25 DISCOUNT Your TinrestrietM choice of scores of 1eatitifui dresses, all new this season every color everv fabric everv stvle. End-of-the- Season Half Price Sale of Coats ,and Suits I Main Floor Demonstration and Sale Famous "Wear-Ever ' Hirfh Grade Al The Milk Test Featured Tomorrow in the Demonstration of " "Wear-Ever" Aluninum A pint of milk will be placed in a sauce pan and allowed to boil down to one-quarter of pint without stirring the milk will not be scorched. DtmmmmtTm ttmms Mi Floor Silverware Cleaned in Aluminum Utensils Without the Aid of Powders Another true test of the famons "Wearever" ehowing the merit and economy in buying the rights kind.' Replace Uiensils That Wear Out With Utensils that " Wear-Ever" 1 I MEXICAN RED CROSS NURSES ON THE JOB I 1 bell: tvi f t' " Al ' Jf 1 7'- "m:M -;- or tke ifr X t&r Kfev 'Pjf f-jlri.'ll I Mexican Red Cross nurses are on the job in Vera Cruz. This picture f t '" W "T'r" Wt:L'M fflrtLS i v'!l I was ,ak,n during the attack by American forces on the city. It shows the ; AldUWM M iJ-.FrAU Interior r..i.Jf'i-fe." 'Aft' Hj, lr V J I thrown by (lie it. S. c Any Skirt in the Store 25 DISCOUNT Hundreds of skirts the newest models, bought for the spring sea son every new idea in colorin.crs and fabrics. holders for unprofitable trolleys, steamships, the promotion of political ambitions, the passage or defeat of legislative measures, as well as sums given to lobbyists and others who ren dered questionable service in return for the amounts paid them. While the commission is preparing for the quizzing of these directors the comptroller of the currency is con templating some action against the National City bank of New York city for violations of the federal Ranking laws in connection ith. the transac tions of the mysterious Billard com pany, which has already been shown to have been really a subsidiary to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad company. John L. Billard, the Connecticut coal dealer, who brought the Billard com pany into existence, and sprung into the limeiignt over night as the pur chaser of the Boston & Maine railroad, testified that he had borrowed $11, 000.000 from the National City bank, depositing 109.800 shares of Boston & Maine stock as security. He obtained this stock from the New Haven at $125 a share and by devious manipu lation sold if back to the same com pany for $150, making a profit of $2, 743.000. The point in Mr. Billard's testimony that interested the comptroller of the currency is that if Mr. Billard's testi mony is true, the National City bauk is guilty of violating section 5.200. of the national bauk law, -which pro vides: "The total liabilities to any asso ciation of any person or of any com pany, corporation or firnr for money crrowed. including the liabilities of the several members thereof, shall no time exceed one-tenth part of the amount of capital stock of sV asso ciations actually paid in and tinim paired, and one-tenth part of its un impaired surplus fund: Provided, how ever, that the total of such liability shall in no event exceed 30 per centum of tiie capital stock of the association But the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actual ex isting values and the discount cf com mercial or business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same shall not be considered as mon ey borrowed. In 100H. the date of the Sll.000.00rt transaction between John L. Billard and the National City bank, the cap ital stock of the National City bank of New ork was $23,000,000 and its sur plus $25,000,000. These facts are set forth in the sworn statement of the officers of the bank to the controller of the currency. Under the law, the bank was llnMted to loaning any one person $5,000,000. or 10 per cent of its capital and sur plus. " Beyond admitting that he has re quested the interstate commerce com mission to turn over the check for 111.. 000.000 which figured in the Billard N'ational City bank transaction. Con troller of the Currency John Skeltnn Local police today gave out the 1 formation that William Horton, or of the cleverest forgers In the country, has Just completed two days' work In this city and made a successful get away with something like $50 of M line merchants' money. It was at first thought that local talent was at work and the police hoped to bring their chase to a successful culmination, brt today it became apparent that Horton was no amateur and that he had e. capea irom the city with but. small hope for his capture. It seems that Horton blew into Mo line a few days ago supposedly as a traveling salesman and registered at a local hotel. He first procured from local banks a number of blank checks. Secures Old Checks. ' The success of Horton's work u due to the fact that he secured. In some unaccountable manner, an old check drawn by James Pearson of the Moline Cement Products compaay The company stamps all check issued with the date they are drawn, with serial number, the name of the com pany and with an impressed state ment that the check is not good for more than a certain sum. In this way it is made Impossible for anyone to raise the face value of a check. The stamping is done with a red inked stamp. The forger used the name of Wil liam Horton but this Is probably one of his many aliases, and he made a stamp exactly similar to that used by the company. He then forged the name of James Pearson to the check, made It out for $16.50, stamped on a serial number and the date, and con cluded by stamping in exactly the same place the company always places it, the words, "Not Over Twenty Dol lars Moline Cement Products com pany." The stamp was an exact and perfect imitation of that used by the company, and Horton drew out a num ber of checks for a similar amount and in a similar manner. i Easily Cashed Here. The forger had no trouble in cash ing the checks here, almost all of the merchants in the city being familiar with Captain Pearson's signature. They were accepted without quest'.oa and the money turned over to Horton. He cashed each one in a different place. When the checks were taken to the bank, however, it was there discovered that there was a slight flaw in the signature, inasmuch as Captain Pear- son writes his letters closer together than was the case with the forged rame. The captain was immediately notified and the clever forgery thus detected. When the police came to lo: for Horton, however, he had left the city Z r a nd no trace of him has yet been found. the country and at one time is said to have been very influential at Washington. Mexican Red Cross nurses are on the job in Vera Cruz. This picture was taken during the attack by American forces on the city. It shows the of a home which had been struck by one of the five-inch shells Williams will nnt hi,... ,. m.. - uea i-roBB nurse is seen aiuing tne r rne National nit i. . occupant of the house, who had fainted when the shell pierced her home, J richest a-d most powerful banks In OFFICERS ELECTED BYEPWORTH LEAGUE The Epworth league of the Swedish Methodist church held its annual meet ing last night hi the ihurch parlors, and the following officers were elect ed: President Carl Erickson. First vice president Oscar Ander son. Second vice president Matel Blom berg. Third vice president Jennie Carl son. Fourth vice president Harold Nel son. Secretary Anna Lofgren. Treasurer Esther Nyqulst. Correspondent Anna Ixfgren. Organist .Mildred Nelson. Librarians Victor Erickson sad Andrew Cederlund. MAY SELECT MOLINE FOR THE NEXT STATE MEETING It is Drobable that Moline will be selected by the Knights of Columbu for the Illinois state convention 1915, according to word received from Quincy, 111., where Henry T. Moss am Robert W. Rank, delegates from th local lodge, are now attending the i" state meeting. In the event or io city being selected for this conreu tlon assistance would be rendered bt the Rock Island lodee. The Iowa stat' convention might be held in Davenport at the same time. Sessions in Oulncv were held yo ttrday and will continue through te day. some 300 delegates being in ' U-nc'ance. The national convention will be held in St. Paul next August Opium Conference la Called. - The Haeue. Netherlands. May 13. A third international conference on opium question has been called her for June 15.