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TTTE ROCK ISIiAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY. APRIL 19, 1913.
Why Should I Buy Building Lots
at Bellerue Additions at
Because I Know
That Bettendorf has grown
faster in the past decade than
any town in Iowa.
That Bettendorf will be a
large manufacturing center.
That in Bettendorf is located
the largest factory in the state
The Bettendorf Steel Car
That labor will always be in
That Bettendorf has fine
pavement, water, sewer and
That Bettendorf is located on
the Mississippi river and is a
beautiful place in which to live.
That Bettendorf is in the
heart of the tri-city region and
connected by street car. Fare
cnly 5 cents to any part of Dav
enport. That I can buy much better
located lots and much cheaper
fit Bellevue Additions on the
highlands of Bettendorf.
That the time and place to
buy property is when the town
is young and growing fast like
That I can buy Bellevue lots
for $1.00 down and $1.00 per
week without interest at any
time and no taxes for two years.
That I feel certain that the bridge
will be built spanning the Mississippi
river between Moline and Bettendorf.
And that the great Power Dam will
come to Bettendorf.
That If I wait until these vast Im
pioveinents are started it will be too
late to Invest in lots at Bellevue or
1 must pay two or three times present
on the Highlands of Bettendorf, Iowa
IN BUILDING LOTS
LAST SUMMER, recognizing the great growth and tremendous future of Bettendorf, we made a most careful surrey of the town for the best loca
tion for building lots, and deliberately settled on what are now the Bellevue Additions as most completely meeting every requirement for a home site."
The land is high and well drained level deep soil; no rock; cellars will never be wet. The views are unsurpassed. The Mississippi river valley on one
side and Duck creek valley on the other giving noble views of greatest beauty undimmed by the smoke's soot and dust of the lowlands on which are situat
ed huge factories and railroads.
THE ADDITIONS are only five blocks north of and lying parallel to the main thoroughfare of Bettendorf, six blocks ncrth of the shops and car
lines. When the great power dam and bridge are built they will probably traverse the river in front of Bellevu additions. Frequent street car service to
the tri-cities 5c fare to any part of Davenport, "20 minutes from Brady street. w
CITY WATER will be on Fourth and up to the Second addition this spring and on the other two as soon as we can get it over. The city water comes
from a flowing well 1,650 feet deep and is clear and sparkling.
TO THE HOME BUILDER and land investor we say that in all of our years of experience in laying out additions we have never offered so fine an op
portunity for an investment promising immediate and large profits. Of course we prefer the man who wants to build a home. That is what Bettendorf is
most in need of mechanics, moulders, labor of all kinds. The shops want 1,500 more men right now and would put them on tomorrow if they had them.
The tome builder is the creator of values and of the long headed investor we need only ask what will the erection of 500 homes do toward raising the
value of real estate in the finest located residential section of the fastest growing town in Iowa.
COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. Write us enclosing money, $1.00, for each lot, for what lots you want us to select for you. You can change
them for others you like better if not satisfied. Plat mailed to you free on request. For $1 a week per lot you can carrymany lots if you buy now while
we have them.
I am going out Saturday or Sunday and look over the Bellevue Additions
before the lots are all sold. Come and go with me, brother.
HOW TO GO Phone 675
Take Bettendorf car to the Bail Park, go north on East Sixth street or East Eighth
street, six blocks to the additions, or phone us. We will take you out in autos from the of
fice, 151 Lane building, Main street, between Second and Third, Davenport, Iowa.
Salesmen Always on the
FLOODING OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
BY JOHN A. FOX.
(Secretary Mississippi Hirer Levee
Assoc latlon )
Extending from Cairo, 111., at the
mouth of the Ohio river to the gulf of
Mexico. Is tbe mala trunk of the Mis
stsslsslppt river. Into this mala sew
er are led the water from 44,000 miles
of tributary rivers, bearing the floods
from 31 states and a part of Canada.
Th state of Illinois, Missouri. Ar
kansas. Kentucky, Tennessee, Missis
sippi and Lou Man a lie adjacent to
this main body of the river and parts
of these states comprise the 20,000,000
acres that constitute the alluvial val
ley of the Mlsslssipl river. This allu
vial region is about 700 miles In
length, extending from just below St
Louis. Mo., to the gulf of Mexico, and
averages from 40 to 60 miles in width.
Through thU alluvial valley the chan
nel of the great river meanders In a
tortuous course with a total length of
W. E BOLLES
Corner Twenty-second Street and Third Ave., Bock Liland
YALE and DAYTON MOTORCYCLES
7 to 8 Horsepower
9 Horte power.
$2.50 and Up
See our new line of bicycles. We also have a few good
second hand bicycles at tar gain prices.
is not only the best method of solv
ing the problem, but it is also the
cheapest and most practical.
It is estimated by the Mississippi
river commission that the entire levee
system can be completed for $58,000,
000. and that for about $S0,000,000,
addition the banks can be revetted
and a permanent navigable channel
established for commerce.
Much has been spoken and written
of late concerning flood prevention
in this part of the river by the con
struction of. reservoirs at the headwa
ters of the numerous tributaries, but
if anyone will take the trouble to
make a few simple calculations, they
will soon realize how utterly Imprac
tical this is, however, strong! it may
appeal to them on first thought.
A volume of water is now passing
Memphis at the rate of 2,300,000 cubic
feet per second, and it will continue
to pass at this rate during the next 30
days. This means S.2S0.000 cubic feet
in an hour; 198,720.00 in a day, 6,961,
600.000,000 in 30 days. . There are
227,918,400 square feet to the square
mile. If we should attempt to hold
Of Interest to Argus Readers.
1,066 miles, a depth of from 60 to 100
feet, and widths varying from one to!
two miles betwe-n banks. When a j
flood, like the one that is now coming '
down, is poured into this lower river
precipitately, because of the rapid
run-off above due to advanced meth
ods of drainage now in effect through
out the 31 states comprising the drain
age basin, the natural banks are over
flowed by the water and It must be i R0Ck island,
neia wumn me cnannei Dy eartn em-; as highly of Doan's
oaniimeni or levees.
These levees now hold back the riv-!
er throughout iu entire length, from
Illinois and Missouri to below New
Orleans. They are by no means com
plete, although they have been con
structed to their present height and
cross-section at a coat of about $100,
000,000, two-thirds of which has been
furnished by the lands protected and
one-third by the national government.
If they were now completed to the
height and cross-section prescribed by
the United States army engineers
when the problem of flood prevention
was undertaken, there would be no
fear of these floods in this lower re
gion, but two hundred and thirty-two
million cubic yards of earth must be
put in place before they will be com- i
pleted according to the plans of the
Mississippi river commission of en-!
gweers. i mention uns Decause so
many people, without knowing the i
facts, are prone to condemn the plan 1
for controlling the floods by levees '
as a failure. We might Just as well1
condemn the Panama canal as a fail-'
ure if we tried to pass ships through i
it with 232.000,000 cubic yards of j
earth still to be removed from Cule-'
bra cut. The plan to hold the flood
waters in the mala channel by levees
Just half of the flood in reservoirs,
it would require 107 of them of 100
square miles each, with water 10 feet
deep. The Roosevelt dam in Arizona
Is holding but a fraction of what one
of these would hold and it cost over
$8,000,000. If then, each reservoir
were to cost but $8,000,000, such a
scheme, if it were possible of being
carried out, would cost $848,000,000, at
the very least guess. But the reser
voir idea is unthinkable as a solu
tion of the problem for this one rea
son: The rain fall that produces the
floods in the lower river is always be
low any possible reservoir site. For
instance no site for reservoirs could
have been found to store the water
that fell in Ohio and Indiana last
week, which Is now passing out to
sea between the levees along the
main tnjnk of the river.
Everyone throughout the United
Slates will be interested in watching
the news of this flood as.it passes
down the river during the next two
weeks; and the accompanying map
will serve to illustrate how truly na
tional the problem is. Nearly $100,
000,000 damage was done by a similar
flood last year, in this rich valley and
the national government is being urg
ed to take charge of the main body of
the river and complete the levee sys
tem at once through an adequate ap
propriation for that purpose.
It la a Fact.
The largest and finest equipped
plumbing establishment In the trio-cities.
Lamp's plumbing shop, 613 Sev
enteenth street. (Adv.)
LILLIAN M. ROUNDS
Phone West 810-L.
19222 3rd Ave. Rock Island.
For months Rock Island citizens
have seen in these columns enthusi
astic praise of Doan's Kidney Pills by
Hock Island residents. Would these
prominent people remommend a rem-1
edy that had not proven reliable?
Would they confirm their statements
after years had elapsed if personal ex
perience had not shown the remedy
to be worthy of endorsement? THe
following statement should carry con
viction to the mind of every Argus
Mrs. A. J. Johnson, 410 Ninth street.
111., says: "I still think
Kidney Pills as
I did in 1909 when ? publicly recom
mended them. I had been Buffering
from weak back and pains across my
kidneys. After being on my feet for
any length of time, I was tired out.
Dean's Kidney Pills were so highly
recommended that I got a supply at
the Harper House pharmacy. They
gave me relief at once and three
boxes made me well."
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Remember the name Doan's rand
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