. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. e of American craft. Dollars.17,681,55030,381,10035,338,60037,857,70031,947,30036,820,10039,017,40041,134,20040,858,80043,006,20042,375,70045,199,80065,000,52066,116,58357,344,300 Value of Canadian. Craft. Dollars.2,089,4001,514,3001,597,60111,777,8002,119,5002,108,7003,115,7001,959,8002,037,0002,135.3002,001.4002,491,9003,369,6003,618,5763,311,900 FREIGHT TO AND FROM EACH LAKE. IOETS ON - From Lalie SuperiorEas

. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. e of American craft. Dollars.17,681,55030,381,10035,338,60037,857,70031,947,30036,820,10039,017,40041,134,20040,858,80043,006,20042,375,70045,199,80065,000,52066,116,58357,344,300 Value of Canadian. Craft. Dollars.2,089,4001,514,3001,597,60111,777,8002,119,5002,108,7003,115,7001,959,8002,037,0002,135.3002,001.4002,491,9003,369,6003,618,5763,311,900 FREIGHT TO AND FROM EACH LAKE. IOETS ON - From Lalie SuperiorEas Stock Photo
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. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. e of American craft. Dollars.17, 681, 55030, 381, 10035, 338, 60037, 857, 70031, 947, 30036, 820, 10039, 017, 40041, 134, 20040, 858, 80043, 006, 20042, 375, 70045, 199, 80065, 000, 52066, 116, 58357, 344, 300 Value of Canadian. Craft. Dollars.2, 089, 4001, 514, 3001, 597, 60111, 777, 8002, 119, 5002, 108, 7003, 115, 7001, 959, 8002, 037, 0002, 135.3002, 001.4002, 491, 9003, 369, 6003, 618, 5763, 311, 900 FREIGHT TO AND FROM EACH LAKE. IOETS ON - From Lalie SuperiorEast Bound to— To Lake SuperiorWest Bound from— Net tons. 2, 211, 476917, 91919, 716, 465241, 882 ? Net tons.91, 359 187, 517 5, 015, 636 20, 811 Total 23, 087, 742 5 315, 323 Turning to New Orleans, the following figures of arrivals and clearances, compiled from United States customs reports, may be given: COMMERCE OF THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS. SIX lONTBS ENDING JUNE, 1902. JIOVEMBNT. SIcaniships. Sailing Vessels. Total Vessels. Entered. Cleared. Entered. Cleared. Entered. Cleared. Number. 178421 Numlier. 148491 Numier. 1535 Number. 18 81 Number. 193456 Number.166 513 599 6;i9 50 39 649 678. Memorial to the Congress of the United States. 43 Your memorialists have attempted to show you tlie commercial reasons forthe construction of a deep waterway through the Illinois valley by the FederalGrovernmeut, but there are other reasons, and equally important ones for the work.Some of these have indeed been suggested in the quoted views of officials favoringthe project. They need only mention to commend themselves. Every new agencyfor better communication between different parts of the nation becomes also anagency for knitting the people of the nation into a closer and more cohesive whole.However strongly knit together our states and territories are, however universaland sincere the common patriotism of our j^eople, an agency that makes for stillcloser ties is not to be ignored. The usefulness of such

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