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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. JULY 21, 1914.
S River's Importance Is Shown in Major G. M. Hoffman's Report CITIES ARE m DOING SHARE IN USINGJHE RIVER local Engineer Show s Increase Ibat Should Come to Wa ter Borne Freight. 1S AS INTERESTING RESUME fjpljf Why Tonnage l Small and How Municipalities Could Ob viate Conditions. frobab'r nicsT in'ercstine por tion of Major Georpe M. Hoffman r .eaoal report cf the ork accom yUihed on tbe upper Mississippi river tor the calendar ;ear 1513 just made :t Brgadier General Han C. King, rtief of eagineers at Washington, is ttat part 'in which he discusses -Traffic prospects for the upper Mis sissippi river an improved chan ge and the installation of suitable ioclt and derricks for handling an 1 transferring freight." .Major Hoffman at: . The upper Mississippi river be tween Minneapolis and the Missouri ruer. 671 miles, has in i s present partly improved condit cn great carry !nt capacity. "Within year 6-foot navigation will be carried to Minneapolis by means of a high dam and lock near Mnnehaha creek, in connection with wins dam, shore protection and ex tensive dredging, making that city In stead of St. Paul the heal of naviga tion. "Now in but few localities there is Iesi than 4 feet at extreme low water, and such low stages very rarely occur. At mean lew stage at least 4'i feet is found in the channel. The deph in the treater part of the river exceeds 6 feet, facilitating speed, and when the t-fcot improvement is completed, which will be in Vril. if congress ap propriates the necessary annual qrota, only comparatively few points as shoal as ( feet will be encountered. Conditions for Cheap Traffic. "With its gntle current and other favorable characteristics, including 1V miles slack water and canalized river, with numerous prosperous and populous cities on its banks and hin terland, conditions for cheap, exc i;t river traffic are excellent. Hut it is a fact that very little long distance freight is bandied by water, and i: ... the bulk of passeneer business is by ferry, and the freight chiefly by pack et Tbe freight is mostly local or for licrt distance. It is undoubtedly true tint were proper dockaee. handling and transfer facilities installed at the principal points the tonnage of water borne freight would enormously in crease. "It is ell known that actual co-t of transportation by water is much lesa than by rail and that the greatest tost in handling and transferring wa ter borne freight overcomes the ad vance that the river should have. "Although freight rates b- boat are JO to 50 per cent cheaper than by rail, on river points, and while rail rate3 are cheaper with water competition, sinea less than those w-here the water transportation is possible, the incon venience in shipping, receiving and tbe general irregularly of the service are .such that the railroads secure Boat of the business, which would ot be the case were the appliances hove mentioned installed. There- are t a few points locomo tive cranes chiefly used for handling coal and sand, but the availability of them Is very limited. The carriers the river are as a general thing an tiquated and clumsy and not well adapted, according to tie modern rieva. for either passengers or freight. specially at low stsge. The general opinion, xliith is !- n to be the correct one. is that o matter how much monpy is spent s river Improvements, nor however tttiafactory tbt-se improvements 'may there will never he adequate or Come! Come! Come! You Never Saw Such Shoe Values Before as at the Closing Out of the Henry O. Joctiim Shoe Stock jf Minonk, 111. satisfactory use of this waterway un til the river cities and towns provide prof.er terminals and facilities, so that the manufacturers and other produc ers of the upper M'sslssippt valley may profit from the Panama canal and furnish the rapid development of river traffic. "The legislatures cf several states bordering the river have given the clt io the right to Increase taxation and issue bonds subject to a referendum vote for the purpose .of constructing suitable docks and installing mechan ial devises for handling and transfer ring freight. Some cities are taking aJantage of this privilege and others art discussing it. so that conditions appear favorable for its early general Hdoption. "An effort has been made with but partial success to ascertain the amounts of freight in tons received and shipped by rail and water at all of the larger cities from Minneapolis to Alton, and also probable increase in water borne traffic with proper fa cilities for handling and transfer." Shows Prospective Increase. In all of the cities the table which follows In the report shows that the freight shipped by rail greatly exceeds that by water; that the prospective increase in the tonnage of freight shipped by the cities should the prop er facilities be installed would be In many cases three-fold; and that none of the cities has provided a sufficient amount of facilities. The table shows that 1913 tonnage of freight in and out of Rock Island by rail was 741.800; by water 58,985, nrospectlve Increase with proper facil ities installed 148,400. and that Rock Island has no terminal for handling of freight, and but one locomotive crane used principally for transferrin? sand and coal. It also shows that freight tonnage by rail in Moline was 1.359,300; by water 114.500; prospective increase In water borne freight 221,000; and that Moline has one mechanical crane and that proper handling facilities would be installed were suitable boats pro vided. It shows, too. that Davenport rail tonnage was 1,598.300; water 91.310, and that the prospective increase In the water borne freight would be 319. 700; and that there are two mechani cal cranes and a fit dock now under construction for terminal and trans ferring purposes. The report Is complete, and show that the cities along the river are not availing themselves of the opportunity it offers. PINCH FOUR HERE ON GOLDEN STATE Chicago Young Men Apprehend ed on Information From Trainmaster at Bureau. Four young men. all residents of Chicago, were arrested early this morning by the special agent of the Rock Island road in the yards in this city, on complaint of the trainmaster at Bureau. The four rode the blinds on the Golden State limited from Blue Island and according to the wire received from the trainmaster at Bureau, re fused to leave the train when ordered to do so by him. They were brought before Police Magistrate Smith this morning and after they were questioned closely were found to be not such a bad sort and were allowed to go on their way. They were ordered to refrain from, riding the blinds on passengers. They gave their names as Otto Lauer. Ovon Penn, M. J. Brannigan and William Purvei. A drastic temperance order has been issued by the mayor of Ottawa, Out., who forbids all heads of depart ments and their subordinates to visit barrooms and public drinking places I at any tin?, whether they are on i duty or no.. inai mis i u uuei ranted interference with personal lib- V...V.1.. 1 nr.lr.lnn nf the employes, and pernaps, or some others who view the matter disinterestedly. FREIGHT IN YEAR NEAR 35 MILLION Variety of Goods Shipped Is Shown' in Annual Report of Engineer. LUMBER CARRIED IS LESS Destruction of Wisconsin White Pine Forests Leads to Heavy De cline in Traffic The Taluation of freight carried on vessels on the upper Mississippi river in 1913 was $32,705,137. according to the annual report of Major Hoffman, in charge of the United States Engi neer's office in this city. The passenger business which possi bly thrives to a greater extent on the river than the freight, was quite large during the year and the number who road on registered boats totaled 2,168, 177. In the report, the valuation of the freight carried on the river in its four classifications is shown as follows: Igs 315,271 Rafted lumber 190,001 Miscellaneous 31,417,968 L. S. Material 781,897 532,705,137 Ton miles . 56,320,373 Short tons 2,145,315 Lumber Business Dwindled. The report also stated that the lum ber business, formerly of great magni tude on the river, has dwindled so that in 1913 there were but four raft boats and one saw mill employed. The mill is at Ft. Madison. The resume further explains that the cause of the decrease is the practical destruction or the Wiscontln pine lor ests within available distance of the Mississippi river and tributaries. No logs were floated down the river be low the St. Anthony Fails. But while the lumber shipped on boats or floated in rafts down the river has decreased, the variety of goods shipped shows an increase. In the report, the following list of freight it shown as being transported on the stream: "Apples, autos, brick, brush, cement, coal, corn, farm pro duce, flah. gravel, hay, lath, live stock, logs, lumber, merchandise, oats, rock, sand, shells, shingles, teams, wheat, wood, etc." 320 Vessels. Three hundred and twenty vessels, with a tonnage of 16.000, not including the 500 unregistered barges of various sizes used in trasnporting freight, were employed on the river between St. Louis and Minneapolis during the year. - The number and classification fol lows: Raft boats 4 Packets 20 Tow boats 40 Ferry boats 23 Pleasure (not including small mo tor skiffs) 199 Government 34 Total 320 The principal steamboat lines operat ing vessels on the upper Mississippi curing the year were: Streckrus, Eagle, White Collar. Wisherd and Northern. The number of passengers they carried in all (including the ferryboats with 904.087) in 1913, was 2,168,177. The report also shows the number of j boats which passed through the bridges on the upper stream. Included in tbe list of structures was the Rock Island bridge. Through this during the year 495 craft passed up and 490 down stream. The barges passing toward the head of navigation through the bridge to taled 273 for the. year, and down stream 261. The enrolled tonnage of the vessels plying the division of the river, under the charge of the IT. S. 'engineer's office In this city, amounted to 31,269. The resume shows that there are eight winter harbors, where the boats can remain safely. Three are located in the immediate vicinity of Rock Is land and the tonnage of boats harbored in each follows: Mnlinn nnol 7fi7 Davei;port (ice harbor) 4,215 j Milan. (Illinois and Mississippi canal) 4.064 The total tonnage of vessels in win- j ter harbors was 54.906. ; VIOLA (I. The funeral of Miss Klsie Margaret Bedford was held from St. John's Cath olic church at Viola Tuesday at 11 o'clock a. ni. Rev. Father McKlnney had charge of the services, and inter ment was made in the Catholic ceme tery north of Viola. Those from a distance present at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson, Boone, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCaw, Mrs. Julia Mc Guinty, Mrs. Mary Rapp, Miss Petei aon. Rock Isiaod; M. G. Bedford, Tom and Miss Gertrude Bedford, Mrs. Isaac Bailey, Coal Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Len Tonillnson. Cable; Mrs Thomas Lanham and daughters. Stella and Delia Anderson of Sherrard. and Miss Margaret Ingman of Cuba, I1L Miss Gertrude Wlnsteln returned Saturday from a week's visit with her cousin. Irene Garber, at Kewanee. Mrs. E. Keyes of Altona and Master Wilbur Van McQueen of Springfield came Tuesday to visit relatives at the home of Dr. and Mrs. G. C. LIpton. Mrs. Keyes returned home Friday and Wil bur remained for a longer visit. Harry Terrey arrived home from Iowa Monday, where he has been em ployed on a farm for the past month. John Frazier of Tarklo. Mo., came down from Chicago Wednesday to visit his mother, Mrs. Mary Frailer, and other relatives for a few days. Miss Margaret Thomas left Tuesday for Macomb, where she will visit friends. Mrs. Laura Strausser and daughter of Thornburg, Iowa, arrived Monday and will visit with her aunt, Mrs. George Brasmer and family. Mrs. Ida Kitxmiller went to Aledo last Saturday. Mesdames C. A. Eelllnger, ft. H. Spicer, Clarence Spicer, R. E. Terrey and the Misses Verl Terrey, Margaret Stoner, Nellie Langford and Mtnnie Lewis attended the funeral of Miss Hattie Vance of Joy last Friday. Leonard Lewis, in company with his two little daughters, Mildred and Gen evieve, came from Peoria Saturday to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lewis. Mr.- Lewie returned home by Rock Island, making a short visit with friends there and leaving the little girls here for a visit with their grand parents. Mrs. Leslie George and grandson, George Huntley of Davenport, visited Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Huntley. Miss Ada Sexton is visiting . at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Fra zler In Chicago. Miss Mattie Dowling and Grace Mc Laughlin spent the day Wednesday in Galesburg. Miss Bess Bantle accompanied her sister, Mrs. Archie Sims and baby home to Norris Saturday, where she will make a short visit. Mrs. Joh'n McKinnon and daughter, Mrs. M. H. Evans and children, 're turned Monday from a several days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Fred McKin non at Montezuma. Iowa. Mrs. W. C. MUlikan and daughter Lorena have returned from a two weeks visit with friends at Colorado Springs. William Thomas arrived last Thurs day from Mitchell, Iowa, to spend a j few days with his mother, Mrs. Gwen 1 Thomas and family. Willard Park of Rock Island was a guest Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fitch, southeast of Viola. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Beard of Aledo and William Bateman of Zanesville, Ohio, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Beard Saturday. Master Harold and Lola Crook con cluded their visit at the home of their sister. Mrs. Charles Southern, and re turned home to New Boston Wednes day. Mrs. Eva Wheeler and daughter, Mrs. Marine Craig and little son of Chicago came Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. Mary Frazier and other relatives. Mrs. Rowena Tidball. who has been visiting her nephews, Charles and Jim Ashenhurst, concluded her visit and departed Tuesday for Alton, 111., where she will visit before returning to her home in Decatur. III. Miss Jennie Thomas returned to Farming Monday after a 10-days' visit with home folks. Mrs. Janet Guthrie and son John left Thursday for Knoxville, Iowa, where she was called on account of the sick ness of her sister, Mrs. Albert Mitchel. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Bissell and young children were guests of relatives in Galesburg Sunday. Mrs. Cynthia Little has returned from a short visit with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Forsythe, at Moline. Henry Reynolds of Reynolds spent Sunday at the home of his brother Robert Reynolds. Mrs. L. L. Park and sister. Miss Bertha McCreight, have arrived home from a trip to New York state, where they visited with friends. They at tended the International Epworth league convention at Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Park of Con cordia, Kan., are visiting old friends and relatives here, this town having been their former home. Miss Mary Spicer spent Wednesday with friends in New Windsor. Miss Doris Kiddoo of Joy came Wed nesday, spending the day with her sister. Mrs. Richard Steen. She was accompanied home in the evening by little Miss Helen and Marie Steen, who will visit with their grandparents. Contractor William O'Brien and his force of carpenters have begun the erection of a fine modern new bouse on the farm of William Chambers, northeast of town. Amos Poe of Witchita. Kansas, ar rived Friday for a visit with his son James Poe and wife. What About Price? The price of &f& fa mous bonbons and chocolates has always been the same. Better candy cannot be made. c&jAkt arc masterpieces of taste. Bonbons Chocolates For those who like nutted chocolates we have My Favorites, a special assort ment of carefully selected nut centers coated with Gj4r famous chocolate. U, 1 1 and 1 lb. boxes. Ask. us for any of these. Sales Agent HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY. Ait for Sf Baking end Chiuf Chacolalt at yur tnetr't DREDGING STREAM BIG END OF WORK Nearly Three Millions of Cubic Yards Removed From Bed During 1913. MUCH NEAR ROCK ISLAND Both on Rapids and Below City Dams and Shore Protection Were ' Constructed. WTiIIe a large part of the work ac complished by forces laboring under the direction of the local United States engineer's office during 1913 was In the construction, repair and mainten ance of the dam and shore protection, yet the amount of dredging done was enormous. According to the report of Major Hoffman the total cubic yards re moved By the eight dredges employed in this district was 2,850,120. It re quired 11.068 hours of work by the government boats to remove that amount. The work done comes under the fol lowing heading given at the beginning of the resume, as follows: "Operating snag boats and dredges on the Mis sissippi and Its tributaries; operating and care of lock at Keokuk; operating and care of Mississippi river at Mo line; operating and care of Galena river; operating and care of Illinois and Mississippi canal; Illinois and Mississippi canal construction; im proving of Illinois and Mississippi canal; work on the removal of snags, wrecks and rocks on river between the Missouri and Minneapolis; and work on the Illinois river as far up stream as LaSalle (223 miles). Much Work Near Here. There was considerable work ac complished in the immediate vicinity of Rock Island. . Up stream, on the Rock Island rapids, the work being under the direction of Assistant Engi neer J. B. Bassett, much of the time was given over to the dredging of rock previously blasted, and fn drill ing and blasting rock on tbe lower channel. ' Here, too, there was a continuation of construction of back water dams, a sweeping channel in the Moline pool, maintenance of construction work and some small surveys. In the division which extends from Rock Island to Burlington and which is in charge of Assistant Engineer J. M. McElhern. dams and short protec tion were constructed. At the Milan boat yards,' ' where some of the government craft used in the river work are built, during 1913 the following were completed: 18 barges, 12 fuel flats, two quarter boats, one pile driver, and several small pieces. Repairs were made on dredges. The construction, repair and main tenance of dams and shore protection for rock excavation and for auxiliary dredging both by hired labor and con tract, is work done in accordance with a 6-foot channel project adopted by congress March 2, 1902. A comparison in the work done by the David Tipton, the snag boat used in this division of the upper Missis sippi, is shown in the report. In 1912 the boat covered 4,506 miles as against 5,704 in 1913. The number of snags removed in 1913 was 338 and the year before 357. Two wrecks and 244 piles were removed by the boat during the year. Canal Tonnage 27,865. The Illinois and Mississippi canal, which is also under the supervision of the office In this city, had a commer cial tonnage of 11,856 during the year. The government tonnage over the canal was 27,865, and the two totaled 27,865 with a ton mileage of 901,801. POLICE HOLD TWO NABBED IN NIGHT Officers Investigating Case of Man and Girl Arrested on Fifth Avenue. Bert Thompson, aged 28 years, and Miss Agnes Anderson, aged 17 years, were arrested In a place on Fifth avenue, between Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets near midnight last night by the police. The couple came to Rock Island from out of town and put up at tbe house for the night. They were taken to the police station, and while no formal charge has been preferred against them as yet, the police are to investigate the case thoroughly be fore the two are tried- Rheumatism Relieved In a Few Hour. N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says: "I was almost helpless with rheuma tism for about five months. Had It in my neck so I could not turn my head, and all through my body. I tried three doctors and many remedies without any relief whatever until I procured Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. In a few hours the pain was relieved and In three days the rheumatism was completely cured and I was at work. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock Island: Gust Schlegel & Son. 220 West Second street, Davenport. (Adv). Calgary, Canada, is preparing to en tertain 6.000 delegates to the conven tion of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers and Firemen, to be held there in August. AH the news all the tlm -Tbe Argus. IMPORTANT All Retail Grocers and dav Thursday, July 23 oh account of the Grocers' and Butchers' Picnic, to be held at Linwood on that day. Place your orders early .Wednesday morning. Bring your baskets and spend a day with your grocer and butcher. " . N Everybody Welcome Contests of all kinds. Dancing Free. Boat leaves Rock Island 8:36 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Boat leaves Davenport 8:45 a. m. and 1:45 P- m- COMPANY A RIFLE TEAM CONFIDENT Captain Ed Dunavin Expects Men to Carry Off Honors at Sterling Shoot. ENCAMPMENT PLANS OUT Colonel Lawrie Sends Out Information to Annual Drill at Sprlng ' field in August. Captain Ed Dnnavin of Company A is in receipt of a letter from Colonel Lawrie which contains considerable information regarding the encamp ment at Springfield next month, and tbe regimental shoot at the CamB Palmer, near Sterling, Aug. 2. Officers and soldiers of the Sixth regiment will be required to go through a number of drills each morn, ing during the encampment. This pro gram is to include drills devoted to the school of the soldier, to the school of the squad, the school of the com pany, fire control, and one conducted by the battalion in the principles of attack and defense. These drills will be new to a majority of the local com pany. The day's program for the entire camp indicates that there will be but few idle minutes during the day, and if the men are not out on drill or guard duty they will be kept busy In other ways. Captain Dunavin expects to acquaint the members of the com pany with the information contained in the letter, so that they will be "up" on the camp schedule before arriving at Springfield. Regimental Shoot. The Sixth regimental shoot will be held at Camp Palmer range, near Sterling, Aug. 2. Captain Ben Eick, range officer and ordnance officer of the regiment, has already commenced preparations for the care and subsist ence of the men, and will have every thing in readiness on trie morning of Aug. 1. Between 75 and 100 men will be .encamped on the range during the shoot. At this shoot the regimental team will be selected while the regimental cup, if not shot for at Springfield will also be a coveted prize . In this shoot Company A will be represented by some good men, who have distin guished themselves in former competi tions and have made good marks this year. Weekly practices have been held at the outdoor range near Watch Tow er and wonderful improvement has been noticed in the scores. , First Last Year. Captain Dunavin had the distinct honor of finishing first in the regiment al shoot last year and is confident that he will repeat the feat this year. He stated this morning that the rifle team of the local company was fast rounding in shape and that he was confident the men would finish somewhere near the top. The 13 highest men at the regiment al shoot will compose the team for the regiment in the state shoot to be held at Camp Logan in Chicago, September 6 and 7. . 1 II CITY CHAT (Advertisements.) Buy a home of Reldy Bros. For express, call William Trefs. Trl-Clty Towel Supply company. Independent Express & Storaxe. R. L 981. The newest wrinkle in transporta tion facilities is the electric canal boat. The New York and Buffalo steamship company is planning to construct a fleet of 30 self-propelled freight barges, possibly with accom modations for a few passengers which j are expected to make the trip be tween .New York and Buffalo by way Of the Hudson river and the ca nal in three days. The boats will be built of steel. 275 feet long, and will have a capacity of 1,500 tons. Los Angeles will employ a woman to vial homes to educate parents hav ing children in public schools. Butchers will be closed all POLITICAL ADVERTISING. For County Treasurer. I herewith announce myself aa a candidate for county treasurer, subject to the democraUc primary Sept. 9. (Adv) H. C. HINR1CHS. For County Superintendent.' I hereby announce myself as a can. didate for county superintendent of. schools, subject to the decision of the republican primaries. (Adv.) MISS LOU M. HARRIS. For County Superintendent. I hereby announce myself a candi date for nomination on the republican ticket for county superintendent ot schools, subject to primaries Sept. 9. FRANK S. McCALL. Rock Island. For Sheriff. ,; I hereby announce myself at a can didate for the republican nomination for sheriff of Rock Island county, sub ject to the primaries to be held Sept. 9th. (Adv). GEORGE" H. RICHMOND For Sheriff. If the tax payers of this county will elect me to such a responsible office as that of sheriff, I will at alt hazards endeavor to uphold the laws and dig nity of this county, and fill the position with honor to myself and my many eld acquaintances. (Adv.) JONAS BEAR." For Sheriff. I herewith announce my candidacy for the republican nomination for sher iff, subject to the will of the party at the primary election. Sept 9. W. H. WHITESIDE- For Sheriff. I hereby announce myself a candi date for the democratic nomination for sheriff of Rock Island county, subject to the democratic primary Sept. 9. - (Adv.) DR. R. C. J. METER. r For Sheriff. ,,, I hereby announce myself a candi date for tho democratic nomination for sheriff of Rock Island county, subject to the democratic primary Sept. 9. C. S. PETTIT, (Adv). Cordova, I1L ' For Sheriff. I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the republican nomination, for sheriff of Rock Island county.- J am a onion man, having held a card in 'he Painters' union for more than 25 years. I am not allied with any party, faction or clique and If nominated and elected will promise a fair and honest administration. FRED A. SMITH. " 1314 Fifth avenue, " (Adv.) Rock Island.. For Sheriff. ; I hereby wish to announce my can didacy for the democratic nominatioif, for sheriff of Rock Island county at: the coming primaries and ask th; support of the members of the party.: who think me worthy. is CORNELIUS DONOVAN, America's finest trip Sail on the Misiiisippi the greatest river of them all. on one of the big steamer of the Streckf ua Line. . No land teeort can offer you each cool river breeiee and tbe enjoyment ot hun dred ot mile of pictnreeque varied tra vel.witbthe comforts ot tint-class hotel. Between St. Loois and St. Fanl are tbe most beautiful river scenes In America made famous by eonc and verse. Tbe tremendous S2R.ooo.ooo mile-long Keokuk dam is on tbe way, too. Aai irs's Best River Service Get Illustrated fokler describlns; tripe of from 2 to l0days;lrom your railroad asent or write - Streekras St boat Lis ITCtI - -. v( 1 I J. C. Stiaaer. Hoc It lalastd. 111. d