Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1904 Page: 6 of 6
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THE LOMSK1 LUMBER COMPANY
Deals in every thing usually found in a first class lumber yard
Look over thier stock of
Lumber, Sash, Doors, Etc.
When needing anything in their line.
If you are contemplating building anything, from a pig pen
to a $40,000 mansion, let them figure your bills.
It will save you money.
LOMSK1 LUMBER COMPANY.
Dr. A. B. Potter,
dentist room 2
A. T. cS: SANTA FE.
CHICAGO I'ASS. NO. 408, I .36 P. M.
I .OCA I. KRE1GI1T NO. 424, «0:00 A. M.
qai.vkston pass. no. 4°7> 2:4'
LOCAL FREIGHT NO. 425, 4:05 P. M.
C. H. High, Agent.
ST. LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO
OUR COAST DEFENSES
GE27. MACKENZIE, CHIEF 03? EN-
GIUEERS, SUB2EIT3 REPORT.
Says Work Is About Half Completed-
Over 12,000 New Guns Planned—
Millions Already Bpent and Es-
timate® Swell Amount.
PASSENliER NO. 41 2, I 2 ISO P. M.
LOCAL FREIGHT NO. 444, I 1 :30 P. M.
PASSENGER NO. 411, 5:4° M-
LOCAL FREIGHT, NO. 443. 10-40 P' M
J. B. Coi.viN Agent.
i'assenger trains arrive daily; lo
cal freights, daily except Sunday.
Gen. A. Mackenzie, chief of engineers
of the United States army, In his annual
report to the Bee rotary of war, presents
au exhaustive review of the work ac-
complished by hla corps In the fiscal
year ended June 80, and submits esti-
mates of appropriations required for
the fiscal year beginning July 1 nest.
The report says theseacoast defenses
of the United States are now somewhat
more than 50 per cent, completed, and
that existing projects comprise 364
heavy guns, 1,296 rapid-fire guns and
C24 mortars, while provision has been
made for emplaclng 334 heavy guns, 587
rapld-llre and 876 inortars.
The most important site to be ac-
quired Is the one at the southern en-
trance to Now York harbor, rendered
necessary. It is stated, by the new deep-
water entrance, under construction.
The new works construction in con-
nection with the scheme of seacoast de-
fenses to the present time represent an
expenditure of $28,000,000 for engineer
The estimates of appropriations re
quired for fortifications work are a
Gun and mortar batteries. $4,000,000
modernizing old emplacements, $942,
500; Installation of range finders, $500,
000; sites for fortifications, $650,000
searchlights for harbor defenses, $500,
000; preservation ord repair of r.rt 'dca
tions, $300,000; sea walls and embank-
ments, $300,000; casements, etc., for
submarine mines, $600,000; construc-
tion of sea coast batteries In insula!
possessions, $2,000,000; sites for de-
fenses on Hawaiian islands, $326,100.
The expenditures for river and har-
bor work aggregated $23,925,094.
Estimates for this year have beer
made as follows: Under continuing
contracts, $8,442,396; rivers and har-
bors (general), $21,444,257; examina-
tions, surveys and contingencies, $300,-
000; prevention of deposits in New York
harbors, $85,260; enlargement of Gov-
ernor's Island, N. Y., $100,000.
The estimate of the Mississippi rivei
commission has been reduced by th(
chief of engineers to $2,575,000.
Gen. Mackenzie states that the fol-
lowing amounts can be profitably ex-
pended in the next fiscal year in the dis-
Milwaukee harbor, Wisconsin, In-
cluding harbor of refuge, $190,000; Fos
river, Wisconsin, $50,000; Chicago har-
bor, $295,000; Calumet river, Illinois
and Indiana, $250,000; Saugatuck har-
bor and Kalamazoo river, Michigan
$75,000; Holland harbor. Michigan, $65,-
000; Muskegon harbor, Michigan, $135,-
000; harbor of refuge at Sand Beach
i Lake Huron, Michigan, $300,000.
This dream was repeated so ofter
that he became convinced that wealtt
was within his grasp. He told Mr. Jack-
eon of his dreams, and the two agreed to
Investigate by digging for the gold.
They equipped themselves with picks
and shovels and drove to the spot. They
began digging at eight o'clock and foi
eight hours they tolled. The farmer
who owns the land discovered them,
but let them proceed undisturbed.
Finally they gave up the search, but
recently the land owuar came to town
and thanked them for uncovering what
experts say will prove one of the fines)
gravel beds in this section of the state,
the location of which was unknown un-
til the two men began digging for gold
STRONG MAN UNDEVELOPED
Extraordinary Case Exciting Interest
and Amazement Among Lon-
DIG FOR GOLD; GET GRAVEL
Dream of Vast Wealth Realized in a
Different Way Than That
As a result of dreams, John Spanglei
and Thomas Jackson, employes at the
Fear poultry house in Frankfort, Ind.
have brought to light a fine gravel pit.
Several nights ago Mr. Spangler had i
dream that revealed to him a large piU
f gold under a big stone about twe
milts north ol the eit.y.
London physicians are interested In
a singular case of a man who possesses
extraordinary strength, yet has nc
muscular development. The man, a
German, Herr Georg Lettl, Is only five
ieet in height and weighs but 14(
pounds, but he can lift something like
25 times his own weight.
The world's record lift is 1.10C
pounds, yet Herr Lettl lifted an anchoi
weighing 850 pounds, with four mer
standing on It, thus exceeding the rec-
ord by about 450 pounds. He can pull
backward a 16-horse power motor car
running at a speed of 35 miles pei
hour, and, standing between two eight-
horse power ears placed back to back,
he holds them together by sheer
strength of finger tips when their en-
gines are working at full speed.
Bring us a (ord of wood. Market
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