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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY; OCTOBER 22, 1907.
MILAN DOES ITSELF PROUD IN
CELEBRATION FOR THE HENNEPIN
Largest Crowd In Village His
tory at Jubilee Over Com
pletion of the Canal.
MARKS IMPORTANT EVENT
Speakers Indicate That Work Is Not
Yet Finished, and Interest
Should Not Drop.
Milan did itself proud yesterday in
tiie celebration in honor of the com
pletion of the Hennepin canal, and in
cidentally the village entertained the
largest crowd which has ever gathered
there. There were, thousands present
in the afternoon, and the crowd in tha
evening was much larger. The num
ber who attended the celebration in
the afternoon attested the interest
which tho people of this section have
in the subject ofs waurway transportation,-
as well as the satisfaction
which' is felt over the completion of
the canal. "
Thousands from the three cities
were present, and hundreds of others
came -from miles around in the rural
districts. The village was disappoint
ed in ; the failure of Senator Hopkins
to arrive in time to make an address
last evening1, as had been expected.
The only address of the evening wm
made by Hope Thompson of this citv.
Mr. Thompson argued that the value
of water facilities for transportation
had been realized from the earlies
times, and that even the. ancient coun
tries tecognlzed. the importance of
waterways. He showed that the strong
est nations of all ages have been tho?j
which. have given the most careful at
tention to the improvement and use
of the rivers, and seas for transporta
In the afternoon a lengthy program
of addresses was given, the program
beginning shortly after 1 o'clock, an 1
continuing throughout the greater part
of the afternoon.
The village during the day had a
holiday appearance, flags, bunting an!
similar decorations beiftg in evjdenc
nn all sides. Last night the streets
were well illuminated, and a pyrotech
nical display was given. In addition
the brilliancy of the scene was added
to by the rays from a monster search
light flashing from the top of the A--tista'
druff's island.. During the day the
government tow boats gave free ride?
on the canal to any who cared to make
a short trip on the stream, througi
the courtesy of Major C. S. Riche, of
the United States engineers.
D. V. Matthew of Milan introduce.'.
Countv Judge R. W. Olmsted who
acted as chairman during the afte
noon. In his remarks Mr. Matthew
defined the day as a glorious" one for
Milan, whose people were glad at the
completion of the canal and state 1
that a bright future was ahead for th
Hon. C. A. ft'lrke.
Judge Olmsted introducing Hon. C
A. FIcke of Davenport, the first speak
or, stated that Mr., Ficke had been i
friend and worker for the canal for
the last 30-years: Mr. Ficke repeated
the fact that he had been an inter
ested worker In the waterway and had
watched with interest its various steps
He stated that he had participated i,
the celebration in 1895 of the openin
of the first section of the canal, whe.
speaking, music and a boat excursioi
were the features of the afternoon
Of Fetching .
The crowds of ladies
gathered- in our store
daily and their pleas- -ure
in our comprehen
sive showing of Dress
li a t s including the
latest patterns from
the fashion centers,
and fetching creations
from our own work
room as well as the
latest Btyles in Tailored
Hats, afford a constant
and emphatic demon
stration of our suprem
acy in millinery, a po
sition made invincible
'by the fact that our
millinery and prices are
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner 20th streeth and 4th avenue.
Yesterday's celebration he defined a
a far more important event, markim?
the completion and opening of the en
tire waterway and stated that had it
but been opened years ago many mil
lions of dollars in freight would haw
been saved the people in cities on its
The tri-cities were named as th
main champions of the Hennepin dur
ing the years of its construction when
appropriations were worked for, and
he emphasized that another aud mor:
important mission now remains fo:
the people to make use of it. Boats an 1 ,
barges must be provided and commod
ities manufactured along its line be
transported upon its waters. He sai.l
that the first appropriation, amount
ing to $500,000, was contained in the
livers and harbors bill of lS'JO signed
by President Harrison, and since that
time amounts of various denominations
have been necessary to continue th;'
Hon. U. V. I'rlm-e.
Congressman George W. Prince oi
Calesburg was introduced as the net
speaker. In opening his remarks he
lauded the work of -General Thomas
J. Henderson of , Princeton as th".
father of the. canal and in securing
appropriations and maintaining inter
est in the work. He also in the
course of his' remarks praised Walter
Reeves of Bureau who secured th':
continuing contract law which made
possible the completion of the canal.
He said that waterways has become
prime necessity as means of trans
porting the nation's commodities as
the railroads, netted as they are, have
already felt their inability to hand'-j
the fast increasing traffic of the west
ern states. In fact the railroads are
strong upholders, he stated, of the
waterways, and he prophesitd tha?
they would in due time be the con
trolling element in the waterways.. As
the time of rale regulation by the gov
ernment has come, he added, the rates
will nevertheless be kept within their
II. A. Weld SiM-nkK.
H. A. Weld of this city discussed
the importance of the Mississippi val
ley and the necessity for means r.i
transportation of its products. The
valley is still in its infancy and its
inevitable increase of wealth will
make further demands on the facilities
for transportation. He mentioned tho
necessity for control of water trans
portation as well as railroad transpor
tation, by the government.
Hon. T. A. Murphy.
Hon. T. A. Murphy was next intro
duced. Mr. Murphy paid a tribute o
his faffierTthe late Jerrv-'HTMurphy jT
Davenport, as one "of the staunches!
friends'of the canal, who had it as a
hobby and worked hard to make it :j.
success. He praised General Hender
son and stated that as the general has
been called the father of the Henne
pin, his father is entitled to be called
its godfather. His father's work
its interests, he stated, including yeats
of traveling in interesting government
officials in the project, in attendanco
upon and addresses to conventions
aud other work of equal importance
to making the then proposed canal ?
Srnntor V. O. Schmidt.
State Senator V. O. Schmidt r.f
Davenport was called upon for a few
remarks and he added further to the
memory of Mr. Murphy. He urged
the necessity of seeing that the rai'
roads keep their rates down in wint?r
when tho canal would be closed to
navigation, as" well as in summer
when it would exert its influence.
Senator F. A. Landee of Moline mad 3
a few remarks emphasizing the ncces
sity of securing the 'proposed canal
from Utica to Chicago by way of the
Illinois river to' connect the tri-citie-3
with Chicago. County Attorney
George W. Scott of Davenport delk-
For Visiting Nurse.
The Argus will be glad to receive
contributions or subscriptions look
ing toward' the establishment of a
fund to provide for a visiting nurse
in Rock Island, the plan being to
secure one for six months with the
object, if the undertaking meets with
popular approval, of making the of
fice permanent. Credit will be given
for all cash or pledges received, and
the same will be turned over in due
season to a visiting nurse's associa
tion which it is proposed to form.
ered a brief but strong address on
the canal, its importance and in
fluence. Karly Settler llennl.
Captain W. C. Clark or Buffalo.
Iowa, was present on the speakers'
stand by invitation of the committer,
and was called upon for a few ra
marks. Captain Clark was one of the
earliest pioneers of Rock Jslaud coun
ty, having come here 80 years ago.
He is well acquainted with the coun
ty's early history and is able. to relav?
many interesting accounts of its first
days. He was a frequent visitor to
Black Hawk's village and to othn'
historic ' places which existed in the
past. He thinks the locks of the
canal have been built too small for
practical .use and urges that those of
the next section toward Chicago be
constructed of larger size.
Mrs. E. M. Wiley.
E. M. Wiley of Muscatine
passed away yesterday morning at the
home of her son, William C. Tyler,
near Illinois City. Last year while at
the home of her son. Archie Tyler, i'i
Muscatine, she fell and fractured her
hip. On account of her advanced age
the injury was a very serious one, anil
her death was indirectly caused by it.
She was born in Mobile, Ala., in June,
1S25. She came to Muscatine in 1853
and had lived in that vicinity contin
uously since that time. She is sur
vived by three sons, William C. Tyler
of Illinois City. Dr. E. K. Tyler and A.
G. Tyler of Muscatine, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. M. J. Kennelly of Washing
William French, son 'of Mrs. Mary
French, died last evening at 6 o'clock
at the home. 1225 Sixth avenue, after
an illness with diphtheria. He was six
years old. The tunerai was neid at
o'clock this afternoon from the home.
where Dean J. J. Quinn conducted ser
vices. Burial took place at Chippian
B. D. Smith has departed for a short
visit to Indianapolis, Ind.
G. H. Davis left yesterday for St,
Louis in the interests of the Modern
Dr. and" Mrs. F. Potter Smith have
returned from a trip through Canada
and eastern states.
Congressman G. W. Prince of Gales-
burg, who is attending the waterways
convention in Moline, is the guest of
old Rock Island friends.
Miss Elizabeth Bartholomew and Miss
Emma Kuebler letjt this morning for
Marion, Ohio, after a six weeks' visit at
the home of Dr. E. F. Bartholomew.
Mrs. G. W. Battles and son William
have gone to Ora, Miss., to visit her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Hartmann,
and her brother, W. D. Rkimers, and
Mayor H. C. Schaffer, City Clerk Al.
T. Rudgren, City Attorney J. F. Wit
ter and City Engineer Wallace Treich
ler leave this evening for Jacksonville
to attend the state convention of city
clerks and city attorneys. Mayor Schaf
fer will deliver an address on "The Re
lation of the Mayor to the City Clerk."
Harry W. Somers, the well known
hotel man who was formerly manager
of the Harms In this city, was recently
operated upon at Philadelphia, where
he is manager of the Edouard hotel.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer
he submitted to an incision of th-3
Stomach without the use of anaesthet
ics showing remarkable nerve.
SHAW TO LEAVE PORT BYRON
Well Known Congregational Minister
Accepts Call to Beardstown.
Rev. W. B. Shaw has resigned thj
pastorate of the Congregational church
of Port Byron to accept a call to the
church at Beardstown, 111. The change
will involve a transfer from the Rock
river to the Springfield association.
Mr. Shaw has. been at Port Byron six
years and has built up the church till
it now has a membership of 150. Tin
Beardstown church is considerably
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured i'i
. Three Days.
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wlte, had innammatoiy
rneumaiism in every muscie ana joint
her suffering was terrible and her bod
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon s. Relief for Rheumatism. It
gave immediate , relief and she was
able to walk about in three days.
am sure It saved her life. Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel. 20 West
I Second street, Davenport.
Upoer Mississippi River Im
provement Association Appre
ciates Mention in Speech.
MOLINE SESSION OPENS
President Wilkinson Delivers Address,
Referring to Work of Year, and
The Upper Mississippi River Im
provement association opened its an
nual convention this morning at 1')
o'clock at the Moline club rooms in
Moline, with about 150 delegates in
attendance. Among those in attend
ance were Senator Hopkins, Congress
man Lorimer, Lyman Cooley, engine :r
of the drainage canal; Congressman
Dawson of Iowa, John I. Martin. St.
Louis, who has been sergeaut-at-aims
of every national democratic conven
tion since Samuel J. Tilden was nom
inated, and four of the assistant engi
neers under Major C. S. Richo, J. D.
Dushane of St. Paul, W. A. Thompson,
La Crosse. Colonel c w . uurnam oi
Rock Island and M. Meigs of Keokuk
B. F. Peek, president of the Molinp
club, welcomed the delegates, and
President Thomas Wilkinson of th-
association responded. Addresses were
made by Captain Bryson, Davenport,
who told of attending the first river
convention, at Cairo, 38 years ago. and
the difference between river meetings
then and now; and former Congress
man Hedge of Burlington, who spoke
in a very reminiscent strain.
Telegraph to Itamevell.
On motion of Hon. David Sheehan
of Galena, the association voted to
send a telegram to President Roosevelt
thanking him for his mention of the
river improvement ''movement in "his
speech yesterday at Vlcksburg. John
I. Martin moved that the conventio-i ;
adopt resolutions thanking the presi
dent for his trip of Inspection of tho
Mississippi recently. Secretary L. P.
Boswell of Quincy made his annual
Clinton, Quincy and St. Paul are bid
ding for the next convention. The Rock
Island representation at the session in
cludes members of the council, the Rock
Island Club, and the Business Men'3
President Thomas WlHcinson deliver
ed his annual address and report t
the convention, addressing the dele
gates in part as follows, and present
ing various reports of committees and
"The year since the Minneapolis con
vention has been a yearof active work,
through which much od has been ac.
complished. In regard Jo the proposed
lock and dam, to be built by the Keo
kuk and Hamilton Water Power com
pany, at Keokuk, Iowa. Oct. 26, 1900,
another public hearing was held at the
United States engineer's office at Rock
Island, before a board of United States
engineers consisting of Colonel Sears
of Cincinnati, Ohio, chairman; Major
Townsentf of Cleveland, Ohio, and Ma
jor Judson of Milwaukee, Wis. The
hearing was attended by Hon. William
Logan and Hon. A. E. Johnstone of the
Keokuk and Hamilton Water Power
company and Hugh C. Cooper, civil en
gineer for the constructing company,
and representatives of this association,
including your president.
"The object of the hearing was par
ticularly to discuss what effect the flow
of water through the proposed power
plant would have upon vessels ascend
ing and descending the river through
the proposed lock. It was shown quite
clearly that it would have no bad ef
"The size of the proposed lock was
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On the Corner.
discussed in a strong argument-by Cap
tain John Killeen, who staled that he
was then building a steamboat at Du
buque which would be 91 feet w!de
over all and SflG feet long. (The boat
was completed and passed down the
river last summer.)
' Mtr In Determined.
The board, after this hearing, ar
rived at the conclusion that; the pro
posed lock should be 400 feet long and
95 feet wide. This report was adopteu
by the war department and acceptpd
by the water power company. No
doubt the necessary funds will soon be
raised to commence work thereon.
When completed it will unquestionably
be a very great advantage to naviga
tion on that stretch of the river.
Convention at St. I.opi. .
("Upon invitation extended at the
Minneapolis convention your associa
tion was represented by a good delega
tion at the deep waterway convention
held at St.-I.ouis Nov. 15-1C, 1906. At
this convention, which was largely at
tended,, the Lakes to the Gulf Deep
Waterway association was" organized,
having for its object the promotion of
a 14 feet deep waterway from Lake
Michigan via the Illinois drainage ca
nal and the Illinois river to the Missis
sippi river, thence to the gulf. Your
association was also represented at the
meeting of the Trans-Mississippi con
Kress, held at Kansas City, Mo., Nov
20-24, 1906. at which strong resolutions
were adopted, favoring improvement of
our inland waterways.
"Pursuant to a resolution adopted at
the Minneapolis convention, a commit
tee consisting of William A. Meese, Mo.
line, chairman; Hon. fj. A. HamiU, Keo
kuk, Iowa, and L. A. Boswell of Quincy
111., was appointed to represent your
association at the meeting of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress
held at Washington, D. C. Dec. 6-7. 1906
Too much cannot be said in favor of
your hearty support of this magnificent
organization. Its sole purpose is to se
cure from congress appropriations of
not less than $50,000,000 annually for
the improvement of rivers and harbors.
is the only source through which lo
cal associations can hope to secure ap
propriations adequate to complete their
arious projects. This association is a
member of the National Rivers and Har
bors congress and should warmly sup
port it in the good work it is doing
and this convention should provide for
strong delegation to represent the as
sociation at the next convention of the
National Rivers and HarDors congress
to be held at Washington, D. C, Dec
Committee to WnxhlUKon.
Nov. 20, 1906. the following commit
tee was appointed to go to Washington
in behalf of the work of the associa
hon: William A. Meese, Moline," chair
man; Hon. John I. Martin, St. Louis
Hon. S. R. Van Sant, Minneapolis; R
E; Osborne. La Crosse, and L. B. Bqs
The letterof appointment, addresse
to the chairman, contained the follow
ing instructions: It will be the duty o
the committee to gather such facts, sta
istics and data as. may be required, and
to present same and annear before the
committee on rivers and harbors of
congress, and to do all things which
may or can be done to secure the order -
ing by congress of the improvement nf
the upper Mississippi river and ample
appropriations therefor. ' Similar in
structions were presented to each mem
ber of the committee.
"The rivers and harbors act of March
1905, provides, under head of im
proving Mississippi river between Mis
souri river and St. Paul, that 'The sec-
etary of war may cause an estimate fo
be made of the cost of securing a chan
nel six feet deep in that portion of the
river above described. 1 ''
Ailopt KU hr'M Jtimatr.
'Pursuant to that act and by .depart
ment letter of March 14, 1905, assigning
the duty of preparing the required esti
mate to Major C. S. Riche. corps of.en
gineers, U. S-." Army, such an estimate
was prepared, and under date of Oct.
1, 190G, was in the report of Major C-
S. Riche 'and Assistant Engineer C. W.
Durham, submitted to and apprfived by
General Mackenzie, chief of engineers,
and ,-the secretary of war, who -trans
mitted the report to the speaker ht the
house of representatives Dec. 21 j';190G".
Jan. 3, 1907. it was referred to the com
mittee on rivers and Harbors and Order
ed to be printed. Through the influ
ence of your committee and the Assist
ance of loyal and devoted friends;' in
both the house and the senate, c6ngress
at its last session adopted the. report
submitted by Major Riche and ojfdered
the secretary of war to prosecute the
work accordingly, for which the sum
of $500,000 per year for four years was
appropriated. Thus the object for which
this association . was organized was ac
complished in so far as securing the
adoption of the six-foot channel I.s 'con
cerned. : "
'While congress -adopted this $20,-
000,000 project and estimate. It appro
priated oniy $iuu,utx a year ror rour
years. This is. manifestly insufficient
to carry out this project within a rea
sonable time, and . congress should be
importuned to increase the annual al
lotment to $2,000,000 a year, in order to
secure reasonable progress and cheaper
work In the end. It now remains for
this association to use its very best ef
forts to secure the larger appropriation.
Inland Wntrrwar CommUaton.
"The president of the United States.
influenced by broad considerations of
national policy, March 14,1907, appoint
ed an Inland Waterways commission
consisting of nine gentlemen, each emi
nent in public life, of which Hon. Theo
dore E. Burton is chairman. The duty
of the rommlaRlon ia'to nrpnara . anr
r-,r - -
report a comprehensive plan., for, Ihe
INVITES YOU TO CALL AND EXAMINE A FULL STOCKOF FURS
AND GLOVES, WHICH EMBRACES ALL THE LEADiNG STYLES.
CALL AND BE CONVINCED. A FUR STORE IS THE PLACE TO
BUY FURS. .
improvement and control of the river
systems of the United States. This
commission made a trip cf inspection
down the river, beginning at St. Paul
Sept. 27 and ending at Memphis Oct. 4.
It was met at different points on the
way by representative's of your asso
ciation and was entertained at a din
ner given in its honor Sunday evening,
Sept. 29. by the Tri-City Press club at
the Rock Island Club in Rock Island.
IThe second animal convention of the
Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Waterway asso
ciation was held at Memphis, Tenn.,
Oct. 4-5, 1907. To represent this asso
ciation at that convention Hon. A. L.
Crocker of Minneapolis, Hon. William
A.Meese of Moline, Hon. John I. Mar
tin of St. Louis, and Hon. Weeles N.
Irwin of Keokuk were appointed dele
gates. Hon. John I. Martin, Hon. Wil
liam A. Meese and your president at
tended and represented the association
at this, the most rotable waterways
convention ever held in this country
It. was made notable by the attendance
of the president of the United States
aud his address to the convention on
the afternoon of the first day's session
on his arrival at Memphis after his
memorable journey down the river, be
ginning at Keokuk, and by the attend
ance of 15 governors of states in the
Mississippi valley, the governor of Ore
gon and the governor of Florida.
number of United, States senators and
members of congress, the Inland Water
ways commission, many distinguished
citizens, and more than 3.000 delegates.
"In each of the president's speeches
he spoke strongly In1 avor of the im
provement of inland waterways, and
especially of the Mississippi river an.l
its tributaries. It was an event of deep
importance to all meritorious water
ways projects, and particularly to the
Mississippi Tiver and the lakes-to-the-gulf
deep waterway project, in which
great interest was manifested by the
Ah to Constitution.
"At the convention held in Minneapo
lis, on motion of S. W. Brown of Wi-
nona- 'our president was ordered to
. PrcPare a constitution for the govern-
iment and conduct or the business of
1 the association, to be submitted at this
tmcetinS- In pursuance of that motion
;a P'oposed constitution nas oeen pre
pared, including an article providin
for an audit ing-committee, as recom
mended by the report of the commit
tee on permanent organization. Captain
Isaac M. Mason, chairman, adopted at
Shore l.lnex nml l.nndinKX.
"In transmitting the copy of the pro
posed const Uution. attention was call
ed to the urgent necessity of having
the shore line established at each city
on the river. This is provided for by
national law and can be accomplished
by application of the city council to
the war department. It is a matter of
grave importance to preserve the water
fronts for navigation and to prevent
their being crowded out or absorbed
altogether by opposing interests.
"Attention was also directed to the
matter of public" steamboat landings
and public wharf boats, or wharf ware
houses. City and town councils should
provide by ordtnance that the landings
and all wharf boats or wharf ware
houses erected thereon, should be free
to all steamboats navigating the river.
Representatives of the. association in
each town and city are urged to have
these important matters secured, where
not already done, and to see that the
town authorities pay more attention to
keeping in order and beautifying the
river fronts. ,
Nothing has yet been done towards
complying with the order of the war
department relative to making the Han
nibal bridge safe for navigation. The
attention of the president on his trip
down the river was called to its dan
gerous condition, through a letter from
your presiaeni, aiso oy me omcers ana
pilots on his boat, the Mississippi, as it
passed through the bridge. The chair
man of the rivers and harbors commit
tee will also give the matter his atten
tion. , ..
The Hennepin CnnaL -
"The Hennepin canal is at last- about
completed and is to be formally opened
in a day or two. By next spring it will
be ready for public use.- The construc
tion of this canal furnishes water trans
port n from Chicago to the Missis
sippiSv: fust below. Rock Island. It
will und&y "y when used to its full
capacity, be-- very great advantage
to the commerce of the country,
There are several vacancies, now ex
' iatintr In tho mmmlKia ..ji . .. '
, o w.v u h.cib ouu.. &n me news an me tima--thth
harbors, and this association should use ARGUS. . -
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The Rock Island
every influence to secure a representa
tive of the upper Mississippi river on
Every other important waterway sec
tion has representation on the commit
tee, while the upper Mississippi' has
none, and never has had a representa
tive on the committee who directly rep
resented its interests.
It i.s certainly of importance to de
mand such recognition and the associa
tion would be justified in urging the
apiointment of a member from Iowa.'
Iowa is suggested for the reason that
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois each
has a member, and although every. one
of tfrem is a good friend of ours, still
they are more interested in the great
lakes, and naturally so. Missouri's rep-'
resentative, also the best kind of friend
of ours, is for the Missouri river; hence,
the association should unite in select
ing a representative from the Iowa dis
tricts bordering on the river and urge
all congressmen in the Mississippi val
ley to support his appointment on the
I.iindn (ienernl Mat'kencie.
"No one has been a better friend to
the upper Mississippi river, no one has r
given more of his life's work to its im-'
provement and studied its character
and possibilities more, and no one has
more warm friends ill" the Mississippi
valley, than General Alexander Mac
kenzie, chief of engineers. United States
army. Before another 12 months roll
around he will have retired from active
service. The only consolation we can"
have in losing him from his high official
position is that he will be permitted to
spend more of his time on this river
and see more of his friends he loves
and who love him so much.' The beauti
ful tribute paid to him by Mr. Burton
at the dinner given by the Trl-City
Pross club to the Inland Waterways
commission will be long remembered by
those who heard it." He feelingly spoke
of the fidelity with which General Mac
kenzie had served his country, and of
his work, which would endure as a
lasting monument to his memory.
- I'raiwrx t"rpof UnKinecm.
"No branch of the public service has
more efficient, careful and. painstaking
officials than - the corps of engineers
The upper Mississippi river is fortunate
in having its improvement in charge of
Major C. S. Riche. one of the ablest
engineers in the United States army.
He and every engineer under himMs
devoted to the interests of the river
and giving it the best possible service.
It is a pleasure to say that the esti
mate and reports on the cost of secur
ing a six-foot channel, made by him
and Assistant Engineer C. W. Durham,
were accepted by the war tiepartment
and adopted by congress without ques
tion! Indrhted to the Preaa.
"This association is deeply indebted
to the press for the many courtesies
extended to it in aid of the work being
done. There is no more ootent aeencv
for molding and controlling public sen
timent than the present day press. It
focalizes and reflects public opinion. It
is a tireless worker and never sleeps,
that the people may be informed of
what is going on from hour to hour in
every part of this busy world.
"The association is growing in great
er importance year by year, and now
takes equal rank with any waterway
association In the country. This has
been brought about through your ef
forts. With increasing growth comes
greater cares and exactions, calling for
continual expenditures! There is yet
much to be done requiring careful at
tention. To provide for future contin
gencies an ample fund should be main
tained in the treasury. This important
matter will, no doubt, receive your care
In Conclusion. '
"At no time has there been a stronger
sentiment among the people demanding
the Improvement of. and at no time has
there been greater necessity for the
improvement of the nation's water
ways. By continued and united effort.
you. will succeed. and this great water
way, placed here by the Almighty for
the good of mankind, will be made use
ful for the service of the' people living
in this Imperial Mississippi valley."
Out of 8ijjht. - ,
"Out of sight, out of mind,- Is an
old saying which applies with special
rorce to a sore, burn or wound that's .
been treated with Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Jt's out of sight out of mind
and out of existence. : Piles too and
chilblains disappear under its healing
Influence. Guaranteed by all druggists.