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THE AIMJUS, MONDAY, FKliKlTAUY K 1U(7.
IS UP TO CONGRESS
Every &ther Obstacle to Drain
ing of Boston Bay Tract Has
Been Disposed of.
DIKE AS NAVIGABLE WATER
Expected Work Will Be Done This
Year and 20.000 Acres of Land
Will Be Reclaimed.
ti very thing is progressing favorably
for the carrying out of the project to
drain the big tract known as Boston
bay in .Mercer county. There have
been no serious obstacles encountered
so far unci if the bill now before con
gross giving permission to build a dike
across the lower bay. which is recog
nized before the law as navigable, next
season will see the work put through.
A levee V, miles in length and cost
ing $240.1101). will be built to connect
with the levee which ends at Copperas
creek ditch, opposite Muscatine.
The now levee will connect l ho Cop
peras creek drainage district, which
extends about three miles below the
Copperas cieek ditch, with the lnvcr
or Boston bay district, which covets
the entire south end of the bottom.
The levee will thus reclaim the entire
bay district, containing some . 2o.(m0
The drainage district has been or
ganized, the time for objections ha-,
passed, with no objections among all
the property owners, anil the appraisal
of lands and assessments has been
trade. The work will begin with the
break of cold weather, and summer
will see the levee and the interior
drainage ditches completed.
imrlu-a Nenr !t!ufl. .
The work on interior ditches will
consist of countering the lakes along
the bltilT side of the bottom to cany
off all the surface water into Sturgeon
A pumping' station will be put in at
the lowest point where the levee cross
es the bay. It is estimated that th
cost of the pumping apparatus will be
$tl, nun, and that its capacity will b
sufficient to lower the water so rapid
ly after the heaviest rains that neither
the ditches nor the lake boundaries
Tiie assessment for improvements
will average $12 an acre. The aver
age present value of the land is $lo an
acre, but these improvements, adding
a cost of $12 an acre, will increase the
values of the land to $tln an acre.
There is no land in Illinois that can be
bought for less than $loo an acre that
is as valuable as this bottom land will
be after the construction of this levee.
The levte will be about thirteen
miles long, and will have a height of
21 feet above low water mark.
TIIE W EAT II Ell.
Snow himI wnriiit'r ttiniKlit xiiiI Tuci
ilny. lh I lie IohcsI tt-niit-rii(iir lo
ut;: III siliout T iIi'uriM'x si lime y.rro.
J. M. MIKItir.lt. I.oi-ul Fi.ii-c:wli'r.
'IV in m rat ii re :it 7 21. in.. I Im-Io xi-ro:
ill ll.'.W i. lit.. II :itiui. Miixiiiimii (4111
MTill irri- in l:tt II I limit-. I: minimum.
2 In-low. 'li!iil of wiml :il 7 a. 111.. 7
mile irr hour. M :; 01 wyli-r. Ii
RALLY FOR RIVER
Activity in Mississippi Valley
Results From Hepburn's
AGAINST AN APPROPRIATION
W. A. Meese of .Moline Goes to Wash
ington Constituents Wire
CI TV CHAT.
w aw avi
Rock 1st and. Hi.
The highest duty that rests
upon man is to be and do his
best. This. ethical truth is not
of spiritual application alone,
but is just as true of the ma
terial business life.
In our business we aim to give
that best to our patrons, whether
its purpose be simply to givs
pleasure to the senses or to ef
fect ends of utility.
Can we serve you any way
Insure with Becchcr Bros
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
What beats roller ska'ing?
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Try the pure .lewel cough drops.
For bus, baggage, ext. ress, call Kobb's.
For bus or express. Spencer it Trefz.
We eat at the Rock Island house
Ask for union made bre.id. It beats
Rock Island house cafe under new
New cre-.ti ion in fur : tit-ban
llctt.'s fur store.
The best place for lunch is
Island house cafe.
Fur sale today on all fur
Bennett's fur store.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin an 1 fur
nace work. ir)2t!-152' Fourth avenue.
Yon don't know good sausage until
you have tried the Mill store sausage.
Screened Springfield nut. $2.7."i a ion.
deli vt tell. Rock 1-laud Fuel company.
Walk ovi r to l.:ig. Wat i s' shoe
stote ami get a pair of "Valk-t ) .: "
Sample bed springs, slightly da
id. itt just halt price while they
Lewis' Single Binder straigl:
cents. Many smokers prefer ;hct
Ladies, have iu seen the ni",
turbans'.' They ate the latest, at
nett's fur store.
Sprinfield two and one half
Congressman Hepburn will lu a r from
western Iowa as a remit of his speech
before til' house Saturday, in which
he iLicw cold water upon the project
of deepening the Mississippi liver, by
ih during ih.it. the Hv. r as a highway
of commerce is obsolete and 1 kins ior
its improveu;-iii impracticable.
The speech has stirred a'l those' who
liave inu-roMod themM-ivi s in tif
moiemeiit. and doubtless Cetigres; men
Hepburn will recti -e some iiht frotn
his own constituents when he return.-,
home, il not helot e.
Today the fVi von pert Cn'i.r.K velai
Hub and the .Ji 1 !ii ! s" unsocial inn t I"
graphed Congressman lav. son of the
Second distiiet tiiat his I lavoiiport ein,
s'iiuents were si.il standing bv 'he
channel f'U1 which
in 1 he livers and
Mi-iv-.- ;oc :n :tt'oi; 1 011.
A. .Met se of Moline. a.; iijin s 11
improvement ;e-.-.oeiai :
il:g!;:n e ? Ti !;i ' to
: ' i i Rivi 1
lJEi:S()NA L POINTS:
.1. H. Trimble returned Samrday
liight from 1 he south.
Mr. and Mis. R. S. Rbkomore will
depart in a le v days for :.n eVind"!
trii to Florhia.
Professor W. K. Mill h;is reiitrmvl
lo Caitiiae.e. It.. all-r it visit ai the
homo of Dr. H. F. Bartholomew.
M.ss Lunico daisy, tor s itae
telephone operat. r at th.' Fnioii
tiie Telephone companv, leaves ti
lor Denver, C. !.. wh'.-re sh
The many friends of Hr. K. M. isali
will be phased to know that he has
covered sul!iei.i'.tlv lroni his illness to
Ii" able to be ;i:;:i!,t again, though no!
i.ble yet to reMiiav his pinc'ici-.
Li. :iie Ti t
P. T. WALSH ONE
OF THE OIPiECTOnS
Member of Company Incorporated
Finance Panama Cnnal Un-doi-t.Jking.
screenings. $1.!iu per ton. delivered.
Rock Island Fuel company.
The M. W. A. beard of dinciors ;1
j lowed In, death claims for .lanuary. in
volving $7"!.. ".no in insurance.
Bleuer-Hememvay orchestra at the
narpcr every Mimtay evening lroni 1;
to 1' i. 111., during dinner hous.
An excepi ietial bargain in a farm
near Milan will be found in the Wan,
columns oi tins eunmg's i-sue.
Finish race Thursday. Feb. i;. be
'vein Rock Island and D:;v. njiort ai
1 he big rink. Don't fail to see it.
Some special prices in i,j..r f:!rni-
1707 JV AVI
Rock Island. Iuu
iiiid tiiai of
sell's lo Oi'i'set
iiig 10 kid th.i
vides t 'l- I'le :
- oiganization hi' icprc
I i:e i p'oi t oT ( 'migre-s
uid others who are ti
bill as far as ii pro
inproveniciii. uf ihe
CUMBERLAND CLUB SHOOTS
Albany. -V Y., Ib. 4. '! l;e I'mi.tm-t
Const 1 un ion company, ineoruor.'.n d !;
finance the I'eii.mia eixeract bid for by
Williaai K. Olivi-r of !;i"vi!!e. Ti-nu..
lib d aitieii.s ei" incorponi: ion ii.iay
with the .-ecret.iry of s'.;:'e. The ;:;.-i
till ;nol;ori."d is ?".,!nm.'ia tttid 1 h
company begins !;i;-i:;ess with Sl.."nii,
a.m the oii'pan.i 's piiueiji.:! oii'u e
ing New Y01K Cit. Ali.cii:'; the dt
; ; i:,ti!it d U i'anick 'I. Walsh o!
! liiVt lijiori, !ov. ii.
RIGHT FOOT 13 CUT 01-T
P. C. Smith. Rock Island Switchmnn.
ie.jotcd i'i D.ivenpsrt.
1'. C. Smii h. ;t -.wb chimin in i he etit
ploy cf t he I -i.i.ei road. 1. -: l,i
I 'gilt tool a j.. :;t v.-o'-'u in We.-' K.
i upon last iiithi. The feci.!' 1 1 oc
c'iiree ne.ir (.: 'in e; n worl.s and Cc
victiiii was taken to S'. Luke's !:e. -pii-tl.
Notice to Contractors.
Lined Gun Club Members Parti
in Eveit rt Suburbm lirnJ.
At the big
mi l.ibers oi'
tile 1 1 1 1 , ea
His !; Hi's :
r won I :
l it its
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Turn: r 'nail. ;u
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HEARING OF CASE KESUftED
Judge Gtst Arireit:. Dc-r.th Cert
?.g Evidence in Tri.il.
The Coiiiier ( ,i e v.,; ul;.i il
Up this at'!eltlOO:i ill I'rr' !
tseliee oii t y,
but a Howe 1 t
eert ific:t ,.. I,;,
physic:. is: in
lath; r fiati
t lie act iileii!
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Bids will 'i
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i.At'L TRF1CHI MR.
;;hts in Charge,
tniiiall ier .No.
As Complete a Line of New
Wash Dress Materials
For Spring, 1907,
as we have ever assembled together. We have
long anticipated the season for these fabrics, when
every woman will want WASH DRESS MA
TERIALS to make cool, comfortable and stylish
summer dresses. You will experience no difficul
ty in making your selections from this assortment
of beautiful Spring and Summer materials. It's
not a question of what kind of materials we have
rather what material in wash goods you prefer.
We have them in every latest weave and fabric,
and they are now on sale in our Dress Goods
Section. Make your selections now while the
line is complete.
Everybody visiting our Wash Goods
Counter will be presented with a
Magazine of Fashions for Spring.
R erl Crnss
Makes drug buying easy. Phono
your order to us and we will
give it Immediate attention. The
amount does not matter; if small,
we are sure you will remember
us again. If the doctor leaves a
prescription, phone us. We will
call for it and deliver it. Prices
same as if you brought it in.
Both phones, 5011 new, 712-Y
Fourth Ave. and Twentieth. St.
line door this week at MeCa'i - s which
keen buyers should not overlook.
Take your Sunday eveiiiog dinners
at the Harper ho'tse from ! to S p. m.
Tables can be reserved by phone.
The big niii-lin undenv-ai sale eeu
linims with added interest as the new
lois aie being- put in stock from day
$!U'n. An overwhelming coat saie
success at MeCabe's. The one su
preme oppoi t unity to economize in a
The ladies' coat sale a!. MeCabe's
should prove mighty interesting: for
Sli.uii you may draw a prize worth ?ir.
A new supply of three-inch mixed
Springfield coal received at McKown's.
Can't he beat for heaters and furnaces.
Price $2 per ton while it lasts. '
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair ami
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 7:bi Sev
?ntcenth street. Old phone west rr.
Every degree the ihermomeiir go; s
down tin extra, reason why ou should
order Spring Valley Third vein chunks
is registered. Rock Island Fuel com
pany. The Moline Elks yesterday aft 'tnoon
entertained Amelia I'.'iigi'.am anil her
husband at tiie Elks club room.
large number of Elks and ladies wcr-j
Vicior F. Yiorcgg. representing Mi;
Chicago-New York Electric Air Lin,-,
hits moved from lite Harper house to:
the Mitchell & Lvnde building, w nore ternoon.
he lias opened an office in room 4.
A quantity of old building material,
including doors, windows, itc, is for
sple where the building is being wreck
ed at Seventh avenue and .Nineteen: h
street. Very reasonable terms will be
made. Apply to . Archer on
A quantity ot old building mateiial.
including doors, windows, etc., is for
sale where the building is being wreck
ed at Seventh avenue and Nineteenth
street. Very reasonable terms will be
made. Apply to M. V. Archer on
Special inducements are offered to
those who take advantage of our after
inventory sale of silks and dress goods
this week. New lines have been ad
ded and prices have been reduced fur
ther. The assortment is just as good
as when the sale was first announced.
.1. It. C. Petersen's Soils. Davenport.
He-ports .'ire circulated today of an
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C. Petersen's Sons
ild die-- g ioii
. i : i ;
uiig lady ti .-.ot- r .tt ; to w.-st
ci:i p;'t' of tl-e eii v. Tiie family ehf,,!
l;owe er, ' hai I i . i . 'i.g vein a ,os'
a 1 1 1 1 ;i " 1 1 it i- of a lii'ei' d .-. lit'i-.ti oi' e;u
bolic acid by mistake.
The in'ere.-l in i
eule! v sale of sid
coutiioi: -. Wi h.e.e a id"
l-'ies. V.hi'dl makes ihe ei;-.
siif'i'le as V.llell lb. s:le
l'l'llliCi'-l. We i'e i. . ye
plea eii if oil i i t i ids s.a
.1. II. C. IMersen's Sons
Hiaek Hawk tent. No. 1 n
M.. O. T. V will gixe :h
hall at Industrial i'.ail '!'-
ning. Feb. .". Mus'c by ()
erilu-stva. fbtiis' liek-ils.
Twt very special lines included in
oer iifler-in veniory sale of sill:s. ;uul
dress go.)tls art; fancy silks of evi ry de
scripiion plaids, snipes, checlcs and
figures. We consider them most excel
lent values at 1! cents and T-". cents a
yard. The first choice is always best,
so come early. .1. II. C. Petersen's
Sons, Davenport. Iowa.
r T. .1.
the i rip
i yard. T
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TAKE A NIGHT OFF
: t e.i n en: :f i v aer.
is exj'.ei-ted ti.al to
time iii two years.
i t ow
'. K. O. T.
ir .mtui il
ih n's fail
All oneldng ilineh v. ill li
Charles Kegelbl tiggt 's n w
I ween Tw etit y-l'.f : n a ; 1 T
' "s t.a Fil'ii iiveii'i'-.
1 see ill
Hotel Man Grill Guests at the
New York Innkeepers'
H3LD CITY'S FATF. HE SAYS
School Building too Cold.
The ixtreme 'old 'mole it ii.iiio.-.-i-ble
to kohl sessions ai the high school
building this morning, diliieulty being
experienced with the hcatmg p'.m.
Sessions were resumed again this :if-
Dtiuo'-iter of Lord Grey D.tcl.
OHitwa. Feb. !.- Lady Creiii'-li. e
est thiimht-; of Lord and Lady Ci.
died today fimn typhoii'. fi vt r.
Common Colds Are Lie Csuse of Msiy
Piiy.-ieians who have gained a na
tional reputation as a i.i! si oi' the
cau.--e of various di.-ea-es. cuu'ii !'.i;il '!
c.iichhig cehl couhl i:e avoi.-ied a long
lisl of dangerous ail mi n; s woahl ne-ver
be heard of. Evety one knows tha:
pneumonia ;uid eou.-niiip. ion originate
from a cold, ami chionie caiarrh. bron
chitis, and ali th.nia:
tire iiggravii'eil an i
s.( liens bv each fn .
ami lung tvouliii
i t -it'll red men
it ai'ack. lit im!
York. F( b. t. The weddim:
Miss Pauline Morton, second daugh
ter of former Secretary of the Navy
Piir.l Morion, and .1. Hopkins Smith.
Jr.. was solemnized at St. Thomas
church Saturday afternoon.
OOOOOOCOOOOOOOOCX50GOOOOOOO ' sUtempted
suicide ot a well known
Onmiillr wilh Ihi- Pnrf
Jf Ii ihjJ l.u'.vule-.t-i Slutu. ahT
risk your life or take chances when
yon have a cold. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will cure h befor.' 'lie.-e i',s
etises develop. TI is remedy com. -tins
no opium, morphine or other harmful
drug and has :;u years of reputation
hack, of it. gained by its cures under
every condition. For sale by all lead
Hotel Business Only One President
Roosevelt Hs Not Tack led to
.jcre who try to convert
life over the telephone.
ere who w .e.ild
A Habit to Be Encouraged.
The !i oilier who has acquired the
habii of keeping on hand a bottle of
Chamberlain's C.utgh Remedy, saves
herself a great amount of uneasiness
and anxiety. Coughs, colds, and croup,
to which children are susceptible are
quickly cured by its use. It counter
acts any tendency of a cold result
in pneumonia, and if given as soon as
the fust sympic.ms of croup r.ppear. it
will prevent the attack. This remedy
contains nothing injurious and mothers
give it. to little ones with a feeling of
perfect secuVity. Sold by all leading
Possesses wonderful power over the
human body, removing all disorder.;
from your system: that's v.hnt H.dlis
ter's Hocky Mountain Tea does. ?,:
cents, tea or tablets. T. II. TTiom.is'
'! Ii" sheriff, ihe cut ptro!;, ;. ti . mis
ty dork and all of - "v York's eiiy e'li
eiais below the rank ef the mayor,
Alio was invited but could not com-,
attended the annual dinner of the lin
tel association of New York at the
V.'-ildorf-Ast.iria the other evi-nhtg. at
which Simeon Ford was the principal
speaker, says the New York Times. All
the speakers dwelt upon New York as
the home of Ford, told h ow the rub
1k nice!: wagons in pas-dug by the
Cram! I'tibm hotel referred to it net
;'s "one of New York's principal h -leis.
but as the home of the alter din
ner fascinator. Simeon Ford." ;ie
speaker ipioted the line, ''l'.r.t clviliv.ed
man cannot live without cooks." and
said For! was inure iiiip.iiiant than
While tl:e sheriff, the assemblymen,
the justices of the supreme ci lift ami
the heads of the city departments were
discussing a dinner which' Mr. Ford
said was the best that the hoirel men
of ."ev York could possibly do for
the "sum of twelve per," anil while the
guests were looking at souvenirs in the
shape (TT Hiuall clephnnts. Mr. Ford was
introduced as the toastmaster by the
president of the association, (Jenrge C.
"Once a year," said Mr. Foul, "we
hotel keepers get a chance to eat in
peace. Once a year distinguished or
ators, who knock us the balance of the
time, rear up and state that we tire
the elect of the earth. (Mice a year
our-guests itt twelve per fall upon our
necks and tell us tha we are the real
thing. Once a year our boarders have
to shift for themselves, ami their lam
entations fall unheeded on the empty
air. Oueo a year we Have a night off.
and touight's the night.
"Lawmakers are here who would
make it a misdemeanor for a hotel
i yiiiii to stay on earth. Clertfj'jueu ar
t i a heiter
tcia e tn to penal
servitude for life if they struck a
t ugh steak or a warm bottle. In
d ed. tax assessor are here who
would squeeze the last reluctant cent
out of us. and landlords are here but
why dwell on a painful subject?
"Marketuien are hero who demand
our gross receipts and more besides.
Anil, my friends, reformers are here
v.h think our sinks of iniquity need
new plumbing ami who want the Job.
They are all here, and we're glad to
see them, for with all their faults we
love them still. Ami the stiller they
are the better we love them.
M:lIiiMi:ty ni lilt- Tiiimi.
"Put. boys, just entre nous. I think
I vice the voice of the hotel .fraternity
when I say that we are the backbone
end the mainstay of this little old
tiwn. P.ut let iw go mi sirike and
they'd hive to shut down the little
oil town, our industry is not only al
most the largest in the city, but it is
the one that is abs dutely indispensa
ble, (live a hotel visitor poor hotel
acc-.inmrxbitiniis. and he wouldn't stay
two nights in pa radi so. Jive him no
hotel accommodations at all. and lie
wouldn't go to paradise at all, but
would patronize the other place.
"My friends, in all candor I can say
1t you that ours is the only business
mi the whole globe thnt President
Roosevelt hasn't interfered with. He
hasn't taken a crack at it.. lie realizes
that even he cannot paint the lily or
g:i.l reiiiied gold.
"Deal gently with us, therefore, law
makers, lest we form an unholy alli
ance ana put 't be nietropofis out of
Mr. Ford's conclusion was greeted
with cheers, particularly by the boni
faces at the tables In the ballroom.
"Suppose Sim should close up the
town." they suggested.
"We'd issue a writ of habeas cor
pus." resiionded the justices.
I.aTh Made In Katnrr li F.lctrlrllT.
Twentieth century legislation 1 ex
pected to be done by electricity, stirs
the Chlengo Tribune. The proposed ap
paratus consists of two or more up
right disks, to be placed in full view
near the speaker's chair, connected by
a suitable electric device with the
desk of each member. Without rising
from his seat, without the waste of a
needless minute of time of the bouse,
each member present could record his
vote by a mere touch of his finger on
the button. On leaving his seat for
any cause he could lock up the but
ton, so as to lie sure that no enthusias-
. : r.-: ..... i . 1 , . . i . i t.t t it
iii 1 1 ii-iiii ;imuiii lur uitu m dim
absence, as some of them might be
willing to do. The record thus made
would be perfect, permanent and unas
sailable. The rapidly Increasing vol
ume of legislative business requires
some practical relief. Here Is a means
for adding 40 per cent to the working
hours of each session without Increas
ing its numerical length.
Best for Home Use.
umer a case or cross Country, the
best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ing company. Old phone west 89, new
The Modern Housewife
lavishes as much care and
attention upon her bath
room as upon any other
part of the house. Her pride in her bath
room is shared with the pride in the fix
tures when they bear the trade-mark
We sell ".Standard" Ware and invite
you to examine the various designs we
can show you. We guarantee our work
to be high-grade and to make you satisfied
with us. Our motto h, "Modern Men,
Methods and Material."
CIIAXXOX & DUFVA
112 Went Srtrntrrnlh St. Ilolh I'huitea.