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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1906.
A coo J example' of . tie remarkable service
. given by Keen.Kutter ools is shown in the
Keen Kuttc? llnd Saw illustrated here. This
saw was used for fu-eve years by a carpenter, who
pronounced i. thj best saw he had ever used in
thirty years' experience, and as perfectly satisfactory
in every respect.
And every other tool in t!.e Keen Kutter line Is
as pood a tool of its kind as Keen Kuttei Hand Saws.
The long life of tools bearing the
trade mark U not chance or accident. It is due to the fact
that nothing is spared to make Keen Kuiter Tools the bet
that brains, money au.l skill cau produce.
The Keen Kutter Line tiaa l-ri Standard of
America for 3G year and ua awanlrtl the tirand
Prli at the World Kalr. St. TLout. belug the only
complete Hue of tuola ever to receive av reward at a
Followiui? are some of the various Hmls of Keen Kutter Tools t
Axes. Adzes. Hammers. Hatchet. Chisels. Sorcw Drivers, Anger
Bits, Files, Planes, Draw Kniv-s, Sinrs, To.l 1'abineta. Scythes. Hay
Knives. Grass Hooks, Brush llnolis.Coni Knivts, Eye Hoes, Trowels,
Pruning Shears, Tinners' Snips. Scisrore. Shears, nair Clippers,
Horse Shears, Razors, etc., Kiuvis or ull Kinds.
It your dealer docs not Keep Kwn KcI'it Tools, write ns and
learn where to get them. Tool
I'.ookH t sent tree.
Kvc y Keon Kntter Tool is sold
under this Mark and Motto :
"The 'Recollection of Quality
'Remains Long After the Trie it
. Tni Mark RrcUleiwl.
SIMMONS HAftQWARE CO.,
St Louis. V. S. A., 298 Broadway, New York.
Sole how th
aw baa been
wit lion t de
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
. .-. . COUNTY COURT. 1
Rock Island county court, Judge E.
K. Parmcnter presiding.
Estate of. James S. Thompson. In
ventory filed and approved. Claim of
Matilda Mulbery allowed iu class 1 ai
SG5.90. P. i it ion for .sale of personal
property "at private sale filed. Hear
ing en petition and same granted.
Estate of Ileinrich Noid. Proof cf
notice of pL-tition for probate of will
made. Depositions of Frederick Hil-
finger and WHiraia F. Schroeder, sub-
tI52 PAG ES READY NOV.
Free, Write or Call
Vaughsn's Seed Store
scribing witnesses to' will, taken ir
open court in proof of execution "here
of. filed and approved, and will admit
ted to probate.
In re guardianship of Robert Vor
Wontcrghem. Bond of said Fraiir-
Pressel in the sum of 1(1.500 filed and
approved and letters of guardianship
issued to him.
.Estate of David LeP.oy Bowlby
i Claim of the Hobart M. Cable com-
pauy allowed iu class 7 at $1,19S.C3.
i Estate of Harriet O. Carter. Prool
I of death filed. Will dated May 2. 1904
presented for probate. Will filed
Hearing on said petition for probate
; set for May S. 190C. at 9 o'clock a. m.
1 Estate of Jaaies Shirker. Proof ol
notice of petition for probate of will
made. Deposition's of subscribing wit
nesses to will taken in open court in
proof of execution thereof, filed and
approved and will admitted to probate.
Petition by Allen Shirkey for letters
testamentary filed. Petition granted
Oath taken and filed. Individual bond
of Allen Shirkey as such executor filed
and approved, security thereon being
waived In and by said will, and letters
testamentary issued to him.
Its equal as a curative agent does
not exist. So perfect is the medicinal
action as to challenge the admiration
of the medical profession. Such is
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. 35
cents, tea or tablets. T. II. Thomas'
BURTIS OPERA HOUSE
Tuesday, April. 17, Matinee and Night.
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT '
Of the entire and original cast and production of
3 ill atxs
The powerful American drama'dealing with the race "
problem in the south, based on the book of the same name
by. Thomas Dixon, Jr.. author of the "Leopard's Spots,"
under the auspices of
15f)e TRI-CITY PRESS CLUB
7 This production comes from a most successful run in the .
East, where it scored heavily at every performance, and
assurance is given that the play will be produced with the
tame great cast and scenic investiture.
PRICES MATINEE 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
NIGHT 5Cc, 75c, $1.00 $1.50.
Seat -sale Saturday at 9. a.m.
Hurry Repairs at Steel t Mill. The
Sylvan, steel . mill, officials. have.. rectJi
'd word from the headquarters of the
tepublic Iron & Steel company that
he eight-inch mill must bo in opera
lou by next Wednesday morning so
.hat steel could be furnished local pur
jbasers, who are in a quandary. .x
argegang is at work cleaning out the
lebris. which was caused by the fire
m the building in which the eight-inch
nlll was, and if possible that mill will
ie in operation by the appointed time.
However, there is a great deal of work
o do and it is doubtful if such can be
iccomplished. It Is rumored that there
.vill be some changes in the manage
xient before many weeks..
Shoulder Dislocated. John Whita
ter, 504 Sixteenth street, suffered the
lislocation of his right shoulder yes
.erday. In alighting from a car at th
Moline Plow company's property in
lock Island, he was thrown to the
pavement with the above result.
Invite the Governor. Governor C. S
Deneen and wife have been extended
in invitation to grace the dedicatory
;xercises of the new quarters .for the
Moline club, which will be held on Fri
lay evening. May 2. :and it is very
irobable that he will be present.
irominent citizen from each one of the
ri-cities will also be invited to answer
o various toasts. George W. Ross
he president of the club, will officiate
n the capacity of toastmaster. The
iffair promises to be. elaborate in ev
?ry detail and in keeping with the
?weeping changes being made in the
rooms. On that evening- a banquet
tfill be given the members and their
ady friends in the hall room, and it is
tnticipated that upwards of 300 plates
vill be served. During the evening
Dgden's orchestra will furnish music
The reconstruction of the clubrooms
ias now cost upwards of $7,000 and
he board of directors is planning to
ixpend at least $2,500 for -furniture,
mrtains. portieres and other necessary
irticles to finish the rooms with.
Aged Lady Injured. Mrs. P. A. Sam
lelson of 1030 Sixteenth avenue step-
Ted out on . her porch yesterday, and
:he floor of it being .wet. she slipped
ind fell, breaking her right leg just
ibove the ankle. The lady is C7 years
Df age, and the accident is a serious
Dne for her. Dr. Edlen is attending
Merchants Plan Picnic. At the bus
iness session preceding the banquet of
the retail merchants on Tuesday even
ing it was decided to hold a picnic on
Merchants" day this summer. Neither
the date nor the exact place for the
celebration was decided upon. The
affair will either take place the latter
part of July or the fore part of Aug
Woman's Club Meetings. The meet
ing of the executive board of the Wo
man's club was held this morning
prior tq the regular club meeting to
be held Saturday. At Saturday's meet
ing nominations will be made for of
ficers for the new club year, that bal
lots may be prepared and printed be
fore the annual meeting and election
to take place May 12. Mrs. L. D.
Dunn, the president of the club, has
not been able to be present at a meet
ing of the club since her election, her
serious illness seizing her soon after
a board meeting held with her in the
summer. The constitution of the club
precludes her . reelection for the com
ing year, but she will be first vice pres
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE
ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
(Continued from Page One.)
& IJII.Cri ON ClUFIBCRUN.HlNPTACOf1MMV.
Saturday,-April 14, Matinee and Night.
One of the Season's Best OITerinrs Tht;
World's Greatest German Come
dians, KOLB AND DILL.
In Their Greatest Success.
I. o. u.
A Mimical iTraveatjr of Labor Union
NOTE. They are to San I'ra:u !acn
what .Weber & Fields were to New
TALL-STAR CAST OF 40 PEOPLE
Including- the Famous California Beauty
Direct from a run of 76S i;:jrhti in
San Francisco, three months in A is-
tralia, and eight weeks at the Portland
PRICES Matinee. 23c and 50c; event
TfS, 25c. 50c, 7.r.c and St. - 'Seat sale
Thursday. Phone west 221. .
'--' ;' ' '- ' r' ,:: fL y
Wednesday and Thursday, ' i -'
April 11 and 12.
I.nalie' and Chlldrrn'M Matinee Thnrti
day at 2:30.
The Deloney Martin Company, Support
ing . ,
MISS ANNIE DELONEY MARTIN,
Featuring Perfection Moving Pictures
III MOttOLS, BEAUTIFUL AXD HIS.
'TORIC PICTURES.' i
; PRICES 10c. 20c ad 30c. Matinee,
10c and 20c. , One lady free with each
paid 30c seat. Sale now on. Phone
tne sites for each, and can discover
nothing except good concrete founda
tions. As to the whys and wherefores,
i Know not, for It. is next to impossible
to learn anything concerning canal op
erations from the officials. Those who
are in the service of the government
will say nothing, and the statements of
inose wiio nave left the service for
one cause or another, are condemned
as the plaints of the soreheads. Here
is a case in point: Captain C. V.
Crowell, one of the commissary offi
cials at Cristobal, had talked with me
concerning the conditions at Colon.
and had invited mo to participate at
his "mess" to which belonged several
of the employes of the commissary de
partment. The day and hour were ar
ranged, but lo. Captain Crowell and his
mates discovered that I was here on
newspaper business, and I was re-
quesiea nor. to come, as my appear
ance would be embarrassing to the
party. What an excellent opportunity
is here presented for the ascertain
ment of fact. ,4'
Other officials, including engineers
and sanitary experts, kindly offer to
tell something, provided their names
shall not be used. But if I quote anon
ymous officials, I will subject myself
to undesirable insinuations.
Returning to the Question nf rniAn'e
water supply and the unhealthful con
ditions that naturally would result, the
health office states that there has been
only one case of yellow fever since
November last . Lists are kept show
ing that the city is. healthfuL In the
hospital I wa3 Informed by the superin-
tenaent that more than 200 cases, of
malarial fever are under treatment
z-i this is the. most healthful season
of the year. , A , series of interviews
with the druggists in Colon elicits' the
information that more drugs are being
purchased now than at 1 ony similar
period of past years. These apparently
conflicting reports call attention to the
ease with which vital statistics may be
juggled in Colon and Cristobal.
Colon, it must be remembered, la
almost childless. The joyous laughter
of the youngsters is not as prevalent
as it might be. Neither, has Colon
many persons bent with old age. This
applies with equal force to the entire
canal zone, which is essentially a land
of matured men and women., The la
borers and their women usually are in
the prime of life. They are best fitted
to resist disease. Among many of the
government employes, few have
brought wives, taking warning at the
cabled statement of Chairman Shouts,
of the canal commission, that he would
resign his position if compelled to
bring hi3 wife to the isthmus.
Because of this condition, the mor
tality cannot be compared with that of
any other city. Furthermore, when an
American begins to feel ill and played
out, he straightway boards an out
bound steamer and returns as fast an
possible to his native heath. Thus the
vital statistics of Colon are robbed of
another entry. The same rule applies
to a great extent among, the negroes
that are returning to their island homes
at the rate of 1,500 a month. I have
been told by friends of those leaving
that they (the departing ones) havo
been feeling bad for some time prior
to their sailing, and had been keeping
themselves up on quinine. These
cases , are not reported to the health
officials, and thus the statistics again
suffer. All of this is through no fault
of the health department, but goes to
show that figures sometimes lead one
With reference to the water supply
and the 500,000,000 gallon resorvoir, I
have received an interesting communi
cation from George T. Kenly, who was
employed for six months as an assist
ant engineer on the permanent dam
construction, at a monthly salary of
$230. The fact that he was employed
for that length of time at that compen
sation would indicate either that he
was a competent engineer, or that con
siderable, carelessness is exercised in
the employment of engineers. I will
quote from Mr. Kenly's statement be
cause it has been given circulation
here, and if it is incorrect an oppor
tunity should be given for its denial.
.Mr. Kenly characterizes the first dam
as a "most child-like piece of construc
tion," that leaked when tested at the
rate of 2,500,000 gallons per 24 hours.
Because of this poor construction, ho
says, the second temporary dam was
constructed, and he was charged with
its construction. This would indicate
that Mr. Kenly knows something of
hydraulic engineering. The second
dam has been completed, and Mr. Ken
ly challenges criticism. Referring then
to the big reservoir, he says:
"The entire watershed is less than
one square mile, and the water surface
at high water will be about one-fifth of
this area, whereas, it is a well known
fact that the watershed should be nun
dreds of thousands of times the area
of the impounded water surface. The
country surrounding this irregular
basin will not average 20 feet above
high water mark, and aside from build
ing two dams it will be necessary to
build a dyke 12 to 14, feet high and
about 1.000 feet long. The calculated
(maximum) capacity of this reservoir
is about 700,000,000 gallons (Mr. Taft
Then Mr. Kenly drifts into a forest
of figures, from which he deducts as
"It will require over one year to fill
this reservoir; in fact, almost two
years, if, indeed, it ever does fill, and
It is my opinion that it never will, if
the present plan of dam building is
carried out. But more important still
is the subject of circulation. Two
things are absolutely necessary in a
drinking water storage reservoir: (1)
good circulation, and (2) a clean
In this regard It might be well to
say that John b . Stevens, the chief
engineer of the canal work, attaches no
importance to circulation It is also
interesting to note that the annual con
sumption of water, according to Mr.
Kenly, will be from 500,000,000 to 700,
000,000 gallons for Colon and Cristo
bal. Continuing, Mr. Kenly says:
"When the reservoir Is full (admit
ting that it will fill), the water will
back up almost to the head of each
little rivulet that formed in this big
basin, and will thus destroy the force
of any water entering here, and owing
to the dense tropical growth, and the
low character and small area of the
surrounding country, it can safely be
said that all other drainage entering
this basin will not be felt one foot
from shore. If the reservoir should
fill up and waste a million gallons per
day over the spillway, there still would
be no sufficient circulation, for If there
w;.s any current at all through the res
ervoir, it would be in the direction of
its greatest length, and owing to the
location of the spillway would hug the
eastern . shore and leave the greatest
volume of water to the west in an un
disturbed and inactive state. The body
of water will necessarily become stag
nated, and -worse still is the fact that
it will bo confined in a basin of filth
and rottenness caused by putrefying
vegetation, for it is absolutely' the. in
tention of those in charge not to . strip
this big area of its top soil, a, spongy
mass of roots, and rotten vegetation,
varying from a depth of a few feet on
the hillsides to J2 or 15 feet in the
bottoms.",. Mr. Kenly goes on at length
to prove his case. I can testify to the:
dense tropical . undergrowth and the
rotten vegetation in the reservoir site.
What its effect will be on the water Is
not within my. province.
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Sold Whisky to Marshal. It was a
bitter mistake for Fred Sweet when he
attempted to sell a bottle of bootleg
ger's bourbon to United States Deputy
Marshal Matteson on a Milwaukee
train coming from Muscatine Tuesday
evening. The deputy invested a quar
ter in a bottle of whisky and then,
throwing back his coat to expose the
badge of authority, took the man into
custody. He was taken from the train
at Davenport and spent the night in
the local jail. At a hearing before
United States Commissioner A. G.
Bush he was bound over to the federal
grand jury which meets :n Davenport
April 23, the bail bond, which he was
unable to furnish, being fixed at $ 200.
,Talk of New Foundry. A large new
foundry building may be erected at the
plant of the Bettendorf Axle works at
Bettendorf this season, according to
the popular understanding among Bet
tendorf people. It is stated that the
election of the building depends upon
the capturing of certain large orders
that will make the improvement nec
essary if secured. If erected, the foun
dry will be located to the west of the
present shops and will be of dimen
sions that will not call for enlargement
or rebuilding for ome time to come.
Sells Telephone Line. The Daven
port & Tipton Independent Telephone
company has sold its exchange and en
tire outfit of phones, poles and wires
in the city of Walcott to the German
Mutual Telephone company of Clinton
and Scott counties. The bill of sale,
giving the'purchase price as $238, was
filed with the county recorder Wednes
Suspect Arrested. The police have
arrested a man whom they suspect of
being the highwayman that held up S.
II. Kaufman, the aged farmer living
south of the mile track, a little over a
Obituary Record. At her home. C529
West Fourteenth street, Tuesday ev
ening occurred the death of Mrs. E. S.
jeniie. .iir. jeniie wan uorn unu rear
ed in Davenport and has lived here all
her life. She leaves a husband and
two children. Miss Gertrude, a teacher
at school No. 13, and Earle, a machin
ist at the White Lily Gasoline com
After an illness of four months' dur
ation and following an operation at St.
Luke's hospital, Herman Hagen, aged
44 years, prfssed away yesterday at
the family residence, 1733 Union
street. He was a well known resident
of this city and his death will fall
heavily on his wife and children.
At the family home. No. 14 Granitoid
flats, Tuesday evening occurred the
death of C. H. Poole at the age of 50
years.' Mr. Poole slipped and fell upon
the sidewalk iast February and bis
, death is attributed as a result of the
injuries sustained at that time. De
ceased was born at Xenia, Ohio, and
was a machinist by trade, being one
of the well known attaches at the
plant of the Davenport Locomotive
All the news all the time THIfl
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ThU little Krl bad so morn hair than tlie
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now ehe baa the longest and moit benuii'iil
head of golden hair ever postessed by a child
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