p.. WLL HEARST
Defeated Candidate Indorses Im-*
portant Planks^and Says He
I Will SuppcTt Parker,
New York Bun Speolal iServiee.
Chicago, July 9. 8 a.m.For his
morning newspapers Mr. Hearst has
writt en an editorial declaring that the
democratic platform is satisfactory to
him and to his follower s. "Th plat
form adopted by th,e St. Louis con
vention wffll be satisfactory to the
democracy--the real democracy is
the way the editorial puts it. Par
ticular mention is made of the trust
and tariff pJankts. Bbth are said to
express the semtlments of the New
York congressman. Particul ar praise
Is giv en to thve trust plank. Other
planks in the platform, among them
those on the Panama oanal, irrigation,
ship subsidies and! colonial affairs, are
also indorsed. T?he editorial ends
with the statement: "There are some
serious analogies (from the platform
that are sure to receive sharp atten
tion, but on the great Issues it is a
better, a more democratic deliverance
than it was feared|. and with reason,
could be got from! the national con
vention of 1904."
1 Hearst inOHis Office.
While the St. ^.ouis convention
throbbed last night' with the name of
I William R. HearetJ while his name
was being presented for nomination
to the highest office in the land, dur
ing the time that ot\her men's names
were used to conjuni the mad fan cy
of the crowd. Editor '.Hearst sat in the
Office of his Chicago newspaper
doubled over a telegraph instrument
that was ticki ng out u,he story of the
convention. The editor's eyes were
glued upon the white sheets telegraph
operators reeled off thtfir typewriters
as the instruments ticked away.
A the drift of things* showed that
Hill's well-laid plans w.ere carrying
he tide to Judge Parkdr the cand i
date transformed himseaf into the
editor. left the clicking keys to
write an editorial, in which he
pledged his support and that of his
newspapers to Judge Pataflcer, and
spoke in high terms of the character*
of the New Yo rk Jurist.
Spent Day in Sanctwm.
Mr. Hearst spent the greater part
of the day in his sanctum. -was
the re early in the mornfing and Re
mained at his desk until 8 p.m.. when
he ate a hurried supper, returning
Immediately to resume his vigil.
With Mr. Hear st were his wife and
Bister-in-law. They were as msuch^in
terested as he was in the fight.
Continued From Fir st Pai^e.
It has remained here to pralBe him.
Once more Bryan, the orator, has had
a great triumph.
Conservatives Have Won.
But conservative democracy ih as
won and the party has turned? its
back on free silver. The majority of
delegates were for taking a standi tor
gold, but they compromised withi the
silver forces and remained silent on
'the currency question in the platfbrm.
This, while seemingly a defeat for
Bryan, almost as much as a victorjy as
Bryan, was almost as much as vic
tory as a defeat. For had it not i/ee
for his work on the resolutions com
mittee the gold men would have tri
umphed. also won platform fcon
oessions and comes out of the contests
with a share of the honors.
But the fact remains that the pp-rty
has turned its back on Bryanism and
while there has been no op en repudi
ation of his silver theories, the coun
try will not misunderstand the party
I Bryan exerted no influence in the
I convention choloe for president.
I was against Judge Parker, and almost
said so in direot terms in his speech
this morning. The convention, while
charmed by his oration, would not fol
'l ow him. This speech was his last
trump card and was played by spe
cial arrangement with one of the ter
ritories at the close of the rotll call.
D. Hill to tlie^Fore.
Parker's nomination has rehabili
tat ed B. Hill, who must from this
time on be reckoned with again as a
strong factor in democratic affairs. I
was his crafty leadership that won
he fight for Parker.
Murphy of Tammany has died very
hard, and at the last the rank and
file of his organisation, seeing the
drift of events, was not with him.
Hill's recrudescenoe may ultimately
mean Murphy's downfall. I will, cer
tainly confine his activities to Greater
New Yo rk and prevent his becoming
a leader of the state or national par
ty, which was his ambition.
The se are a few of the results of
this morning 's ballot. Altogether it
is a new democracy which now stands
before- the country. It is not simply
''the old democracy revived. It is
more. It is the old democracy pl us
the experience of eight years and the
new ideas which have come to the
fore thru the leadership of such men
as John Sharp Williams.
"W. W Jermane.
-The followi ng patents were issued.
this week to Minnesota awd Dakota
"inventors, as reported by Williamson
& Merchant, Patent Attorneys, 925
'*933 Guaranty Loan Bldg., Minneapo
Bolton, Newton H., Minneapolis,
VJ, .lath-strapping machine Clark, Fred-
*A erick, Clear Lake, Minn., lamp-sup-
'$*- porting bracket Erdmann, Emil M.,
?fV",Long Prairie, Minn., stump puller
PS*?''Gilmore & Perry. Burkmere, S. D.,
escape Leeland, Ole S., Mount
ii-WVernon, S. D., stereoptic attachment
]"%)Lewis, Frank L., Neche, N D., grain
i* ^separator Lindberg, Beatrice E.,
4' Faribault, Minn., school loom Roos,
John E., Duluth, Minn., display rack
'$' Thompson, James W., Deer River,
I Minn., self-feeding hammer Thorpe
-and Fischer, St. Paul, Minn., etching
machineWesterso & Westerson,
j/v Minneapolis and Cannon Falls, draft
|j|j equalizer Wettel s, Gebhard, Frazee,
r Minn., boiler tube fastening.
The only way to get* rid
of pimples and other erup
tions is to cleanse the blood,
improve the digestion, stim
ulate the kidneys, liver and
skin. The medicine to takeis
Which has cured thousands.
HE IS SATISFIED
Expresses Hope That Rest of Con
vention's Work Will Be as
Buzzards Bay MassJuly 9.For-
mer Preside nt Grover Cleveland, who
is the guest here of Joseph Jefferson,
was. advised of the nomination of
Judge Parker for president as soon as
he awoke this morning. sent the
following word to the Associated
"With this result I am abundant ly
gratified and I hope that the remain
der of the work of the convention
will add to the encouraging pros
pects of democrat ic success. This is
all I can possibly say at this time.
I do not know when I shall have an
opportunity to read the platform or
to learn of the entire proceedings. I
any event, It Is absolutely certain that
no further expression from me may
be expected at present. I hope to be
relieved of further importunity on
Danger of a Repetition of Last
Year's Losses Has Now
Kansas City, Mo., July 9.Flood
waters at Armourdale, Argentine and
low er Kansas City, Kan. and along
the raging Kaw, half way across
Kansas, have fallen steadily since late
yesterday and tod ay continu ed to re
cede. The water at Manhattan be
came stationary at midnight, after
rising steadily all day yesterday, and
then began to go down. The stage
here was two feet lower than yester
day. The Missouri river at Kansas
City and north also reced ed rapidly.
I the west bottoms, on the Mis
souri side, where the floods resulted
from backwater from the Kaw, the
fall was more noticeable than else
where, and merchants began to mov s.
A the stockyards the fall was slow
and conditions were still bad. I will
not be possible to handle receipts be
The railroads are recovering and
today every line south and west
operated some trains in and out of
Kansas City, altho with little regard
to schedule. Railroad officials and
business men whose business was in
jured, say the damage locally is in
significant, when compared with last
The relief committee of Kansas
City, Kan. which is caring for 5,000
or 6,000 homeless ones in the suburbs
of that city, have decided to accept
the aid grant ed by the war depart
ment. The committee also decided
to accept any contributions that
might be made, but not to appeal for
Lieutenant Colonel R. Butter
worth of Fort Leavenworth, who was
sent by the war department to inves
tigate the situation, has recommend
ed that 2,000 rations be given the city
tod ay and additional food supplies be
sent each day as needed. With the
rations were sent cooking utensils,
tents for 800 persons, 200 cots and
800 blankets. A refugee camp has
been opened. The government
agreed to supply 1,040 tents and five
Mrs. Harry S. Batohelder, Wife of
Ex-Yale Player, Under Seri-
:\r\:"., f," ous Charge.
New York Sua Special Service.'
Reading, Pa., July 9.The wedded
bliss of HarryS. Batchelder, the Yale
football player, who ga ve up his law
studies to marry May Cassidy, cashier
in Berg Brothers' store here, has be en
rudely interrupted by the arrest of
his young wife on a charge of em
bezzling from $1,500 to $2,000 from
When the first warrant was served
an aunt offered $1,000 bail, but sev
eral hours later when she learned the
full extent of the charges and the
amount of the alleged shortage, she
withdrew the bond and Mrs. Batch
elder was rearrested. Another
bondsman- was secured, however, and
Mrs. Batchelder is ROW out on bail.
It is alleged. that in the last thr ee
months she was cashier for Berg
Brothers, the young woman ab
stracted large sums from the firm's
ba nk deposits. Sh Is said to have
used two bank books for this purpose
one containing the actual deposits,
which the firm never saw the other
containing figures she entered to cor
respond with her books.
GENERAL ELEGTRIC CO.
Hew York Bun Bpecial Bervioe.
New- York, July 9vThe .General
Electric company has bought the
AlHs-Chalmers company. It is also
negotiating for the purchase of the
Nation al Electric company of Milwau
kee. The details of the General Elec
tric and Allis-Chalmers deal could not
be obtained last night, but it was said
that an official announcement would
be made in a few days. The General
Electric has be en trying to acquire
control of the Allis-Chalmers for sev
eral months. Many disagreements over
he terms arose.
ROOSEVELT HEARS OF
Oyster Bay July 9.News of the
nomination by the St. Louis conven
tion of Judge Alton B. Parker for the
presidency was communicated to Pres
ident Roosevelt at breakfast today by
Secretary. Loeb. made no com
ment. What he may have to say con
cerning the democrat ic platform and
candidates probably will be said in his
own letter of acceptance.
CHICAGO STREET BLOWN UP.
Chicago, July 9.The plant of the N a
tional Provision company at Butler and
Thirty-ninth streets was damaged $75,000
by fire today. A a result of the Are
a terrific explosion occurred in a big
new sewer in Thirty-ninth street. For
a distance of a mile along the thorofare
manhole covers were sent'high in the air.
and the street surface was so. damaged
that car and'wagon traffic was suspended
'for the day. 7
IN LAND FRAUDSg
Government Detectives Force the
Guilty Out of Business at
Speolal to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., July 9.Govern-
ment detectives caught several no
taries at illegal practices and took
their papers frOm them. The nota
ries had been signing and sealing
papers before obtaining the signature
of applicants. Some firms had even
sent boys to the trains with sign ed
and sealed papers which they ped
Government clerks made a round
of inspection and took the blanks
from all guilty persons and they will
not be allow ed to do any more busi
Two thousand five hundred and
sixty-three persons registered yes
terday without disorder, a greater
number than on the opening day. It
is predicted by Commissioner-General
Richards of the landoffice that the
number will grow steadily larger.
A carload of beds was received tor
day and they will be placed in halls
and vacant rooms to accommodate
the increased orowd. Space* along
Third street is at a premium.
The police are maintaining order
by an active campaign against toughs
and doubtful characters. The patrol
wagon was called last night to-the
Great Northern station and gathered
in fifteen crooks.
SURVEY STAKES MOVED
Startling Story at Bonesteel
Conditions on Reserve.
BUCKSHOT IK HIS HEART
JOHN STODDARD SHOT DEAD
S. L. HARTZEIiL, A N ATTORNEY
BOTH, WERE FROM MINNE-
SOTA. Grand Forks, N D., July 9.John
Stoddard, living on a farm a mile
from Lahgdon, was almost instantly
killed, it is charged, by S. L. Hartzell,
an attorney, who owns a farm across
the road from Stoddard.
Hartzell and Stoddard had had
trouble oVer a roadway, and when
Stoddard and his wife and little
daughter had driven over the Hart
zell land they were met by Hartzell
and his business partner, Bascom.
Stoddard had left the buggy to fix
up the wires of the fence, when, it is
alleged, Hartzell leveled a shotgun at
him and fired, two buckshot pene
trating Stoddard's heart. Death was
almost instant. Mrs. Stoddard and
Bascom witness ed the killing. Both
men came to Langdon about two years
ago from Blue Earth county, Minne
sota, and had had much trouble,
Stoddard asserting that Hartzell had
tried to get Stoddard's wife to start
Hartaell is held at- Langdon on a
charge of murder in the first degree.
FOREST RESERYE MAN
SLATED FOR DISMISSAL
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington. July 9.E. L. Warre n,
superintende nt of Minnesota forest
reserve, has be en recommended for
dismissal by Acting Land Commis
sioner Fimple. Charge of official
misconduct in connection with the
Rochards* townsi te case were prefer
red against Warren and lie was called
upon to show cause why he should
not be dismissed. His answer was
reoeived a few days ago but it was
not satisfactory to Mr. Fimple, who
thereupon referred the case to
Acting Secretary Ryan, with recom
mendation that he be dismissed. It
Is expected that Judge Ryan will act
on the case next week.
H. C. Stevens...
^^SSl?^ill^r'.THE' MINNEAPOLIS,:JOURNAL. SIS
Bonesteel, S. D., July 9.A start
ling discovery has been made here
to the effect that all stak es put up
on the government survey marking
sections of land on the reservation
have been removed and misplaced.
Commissions of Two Officials Revoked
by the Governor.
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., July 9.Commissioner
Richards of the general land office
notified Governor Herreid tod ay that
the officers in charge of the registra
tion at Yankton had confiscated all
registration blanks which had the no
tarial jurat signed and sealed in blank
by L. R. Miles and J. Harris, no
taries of that city.
The blanks were being us ed outside
the hands of the notaries and had
evidently been prepared for that pur
Governor Herreid immediately re
voked the commissions of both these
officers. Any others found at this
work will be treated in the same man
ner. ZIONISTS' LEADER
BURIED IN YIENNA
Extraordinary Funeral of Found
er of MovementThousands
New York Sun Speolal Service.
Vienna, July 9.The funeral of
Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zion
ist movement, was an extraordinary
.demonstration. Besides, personal
friends, authors, journalists, artists
and actors, 10,000 Zionists from all
parts of Europe followed to the grave
he coffin, which, by Herzl's wish,
was of the cheapest quality. All
European universities sent deputa
I accordance with Herzl's wis h,
no speeches were delivered. Herr
Wolfsohn, director of the Jewish co
lonial bank, simply said:
"We must repeat our oath of al
legiance to his ideas and swear to
complete his work."
When the coffin was lowered great
excitement prevailed among the Zion
ists. Poverty-strick en Jews cried
"Our Messiah must come again and
Vienna never witnessed such an ex
traordinary private funeral.
aUITE A DIlTEBENdE.
Yonkers Statesman. i*3
RULE O GALLER
MO SUPREM E
Hooting, Howling Spectators
Held Sway, Helping Only
From Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 9."Chaos "worse
confounded" ruled in the democratic
national convention last night. The
convention was simply swamped by
the mob rule of the galleries. Howl
ing, hooting, cheering thousands had
their own swe et will and the conven
tion was.not under control of any
thing but the caprice of the mob.
The patience of the delegates was
strained to the last degree, and the
session all evening was an absolute
farce. The size of the hall was
much to blame,
Its acoustics are bad and few
speakers can fill it When Senator
Daniel read the platform, the gal
leries could not hear a word, and a
buzz of conversation started. Soon
his voice was inaudible fifty feet
away. Frequent bluffs at clearing
the galleries had* no effect.
Littleton of New York made him
self heard when he named Parker as
the crowd wanted to hear him
ut when he was done, the tradi
tional demonstration started. New
York's banner,, followed by those of
other Parker states, started for a pro
cession around the hall. For a solid
half hour banners waved ana galleries
cheered, till everybody was worn out.
It was absolutely .useless so far as any
effect on the delegates was concerned,
but had to be done or the nominati on
would be called a frost.
Then it was up to Hearst's men.
When Delmar had nominated their
candidate, they started a little proces
sion of their own There was not
much to the demonstration as far as
he delegates went, but lusty lungs in
he galleries kept it going, with fre
quent glanc es at watches, till they had
beaten Parker out by several minutes.
There was no other excuse for this
fuss over a defeated candidate, th
in view of the reported million-dollar
campaign, many expressed the opinion
that Hearst was entitled to a half hour
of the party's time. The Hear st dele
gates could not Jiave ,kept it going
five minutes, but for the gallery.
Frank Larrabee stayed in line with
the Minnesota standard for a few min
utes, then got tired and sat down.
Such a mob rule has created a de
mand for smaller conventions that can
carry on business in some semblan ce
of order. Future conventions will be.
held in halls of 3,000. or .4,000 capacity
instead of 11,000, and the attendance
will be limited to delegates, alternates,
newspaper representatives and a few
Platoons of strong-lunged, over
zealous partizans surrounding dele
gates do not assist in' their calm de
The enthusiasm of the vast assem
blage was an inspiring sight for a
reasonable time, but the chronic state
of the convention was a hum of dis
order, pierced occasionally by the
frantic shouts of some hopeless, help
less orator with a message he was
striving in vain to deliver. I was a
sad disenchantment for any man pres
ent with preconceived notions of the
dignity of great political conventions.
PatienceHow long have you been living in
PatriceAbout two years. ii,
Patience^You lived in the dountry for a long
time, did you not?
PatriceNo, I never lived in the country.
Patiencewhy. I thought you lived out in
Weehawken country for a number of years?
PatriceNo, I never really lived thetv I
Vot es on ktial Candidate
From a Staff Correspond
St. Louis, July. ,9.Minesota's
scattering vote on the. presidency was
he sumbject of remark. The deleg a
tion was almost as badly split as Ne
braska. Frank A. Day and H. L.
Buck voted, according to their agree
ment, for Charles A.- Towne C. A. Nye
of Moorhead voted for Jud ge Gray,
and S. J. Mealey of Monticello for
Senator Cockrell. Park er and Hearst
had nine each as follows'.'
Far ParkerLind, Rosing, Aberle
(alternate for O'Brien), Virtue, Tay
lor, Cress, O'Connor, Arneson, Thomp
For HearstMayo, Craven Larra
bee, Corrigan, Vasaly, Evan s, O'Hair,
The Parker men on the delegation
were considerably excited when Frank
Larrabee picked up the state stand
ard and joined the Hear st demonstra
tion. Arneson of Stillwater and
Thompson of East Grand Forks fol
lowed him up refused to give it
back, but after the first trip around
he hall dropped out of the proces
sion and resumed his seat.
Minnesota had two seconding
speeches when reach ed on the roll
call of nominations for president.
Charles D'Autremont of Duluth sec
onded the .nomination of Hearst and
L. A. Rosing seconded the nomina
tion of Parker, neither indulging in
any unnecessa ry words, as it was 2:20
a.m. when they were reached on the
Most of the Minnesota delegates re
mained in bed till time for this af
ternoon's session. Dan Aberle.of St.
Paul said: "W are very well pleased
with the result of the convention. The
only thing I have to regret is the out
rageous treatment of John Lind by
he majority of the delegation."
Continued From First Page.
Kuropatkin's withdrawal further
It would not be surprising if, after
the juncture of the Japanese armies,
Kuropatkin decided to retire even
from Ta-tche-kiao and Hai-chens
and concentrate at Liao-yang. This
would render easy the Japane se plan,
repeatedly predicted, to get posses
sion of those places, flank the Rus
sians out of Niu-chuang, fortify a line
from Niu-chuang across the head of
the peninsu la to Taku-chan and Feng
huang-cheng, secure control of the
railroad, establish a new base at Niu
chuang and prepare to advance or to
resist Kuropatkin's advance, as the
case might be, at the close of the
News of the evacuation of Niu
chuang by the Russia ns would seem
to be the logical sequence of the an
nouncement of the occupation of
Kai-chau by. the Japanese.
SHIELDS AT THE HEAD
Orders Giv en Him to Start ijhe Plants
at the Soo
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., July 9.
The executive committee of the Lake
Superior corporation appointed Cor
nelius Shields, who was president of
the old company, general manager.
has be en given orders to start the
plan ts of the company as soon as
necessary arrangements can be made.
& gang of men is already at work
putting the stsel plant in shape.
NEGRO HANGED FOR INSULTS."""'
Co'umbus, Miss., July 9.A negro has
been taken from' the jail at" Gord by a
mob and hanged for insulting two white
An Ex-Senator, Hon. M. C. Butler,
Also Is a Convert to the
Good of Pe-ru-na.
Catarrh of Stomach from Coughs
and Colds, and Other Ills Cured
by Peruna When Other Med
Hon. M. C. Butler, of South Carolina,
was United States Senator from that
state for two terms. In a recent letter
to The Peruna Medicine Co., from Wash
ington, D. he says:
"I can recommend Peruna for dys
pepsia and stomach. I have been
using your medicine for a short period
and I feel very much relieved. It is "in-
deed a wonderful medicine besides a good
tonic."M. C. Butler.
The only rational way to cure dyspep
sia is to remove the catarrh. Peruna has
won its way into thousands of homes and
millions of hearts by its marvelous cures
of catarrhal affections. Peruna does not
produce artificial digestion. It cures ca
tarrh and leaves the stomach to perform
digestion in a natural way. This is vastly
better and safer than resorting to artificial
Peruna has cured more cases of dys
pepsia than all other remedies combined,
simply because it cures catarrh wherever
located. If catarrh is located in the head,
Peruna cures it. If catarrh has fastened
itself in the throat or bronchial tubes, Pe
runa cures it. When catarrh becomes set
tled in the stomach, Peruna cures it, as
well in this location as any other.
Peruna is not simply a remedy for dys
pepsia. Peruna is a catarrh remedy. Pe
runa cures dyspepsia because it is gen
erally dependent upon catarrh.
A Most Wonderful Cure of Dyspepsia Made1
A. C. Lockhart, Corner Cottage Street
and Thurston Road, Rochester, N. Y.,
"About fifteen years ago I com
menced to be ailing with a species of
dyspepsia and called on a physician,
who gave me only temporary relief.
"I consulted another physician with
no better results.
\"I am now taking the fifth bottle of
Peruna and have not an ache or a
pain anywhere. bowels move reg
ularly every day and I have taken on
eighteen pounds of flesh, my usu al
weight being 145 pounds. I was down
at one time as low as' one hundred and*
twenty-s ix pounds."A. C. Lockhar t.
Th9 only way to cure a disease is to
strike at and get to the source of the in
disposition. A cold left to run on and on
induces catarrh and catarrh produces con
sumption. What is catarrh but a con
sumption of the vital life forces of one's
body? Many people die from consump
tion when, if the case were more closely
diagnosed it would be called oatarrh.
The specific cure for catarrh is Peruna,
SENATOR F. M. COCKRELL,
Missouri's Candidate for the Presi
CHINA SETTLES FOR
Washington, July 9.The Chinese
government has settled the claims
growing out of the killing of Louis
Etzel, the newspaper correspondent,
in a manner regarded by the state
department as highly honorable and
satisfactory. Minister Conger has
cabled that the Chinese government
has ordered the punishment of the
officer and soldiers composing the de
tachment that fired upon and killed
Etzel. I addition it has undertaken
to pay an indemnity of $25,000 Mexi
can, which will be turped oved to the
widowed mother of Etzel in Denver
and to other members of his family.
THHEE TIMES AND OXTT.
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Little Eddie had just returned from a Juvenile
party, to which he had been allowed to go after
promising he would endeavor to restrain his ap
petite -while at the table. His mother queseioned
him, and Eddie assured her that he had behaved
"When Mrs. Brown asked me to take another
piece of cake I replied. 'No, thanks,' he said.
"Did she again ask you?"
"Ys. Then I told her I had enough. After
a while she once more asked me to have a
"What did you answer?"
"I said what dad always says. I told her to
take the darned stuff away."
Elder IMppenBrudder Smlff, wha foryo'
Brother Smith'Tr keep mah mind fum
dwellln' on mah thought*.
A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Endorses Penru-na, the National Catarrh Remedy.
ington, as follows:
A German Baron Gives Pe-ru-na His
Baron J. M. Vendenheim, 1325 St,,
N. W., Washington, writes:
"For a long time, until I came into this
climate, I had congratulated myself upon
having a perfectly sound pair of lungs.
But I began to have little coughs and an
noying colds that shook my faith in my
breathing apparatus. This continued two
winters until I had lost health and
strength to an alarming degree. Peruna
cured me and restored my strength. You
are at liberty to use my heartiest en
dorsement of Peruna as a medicine and
tonic for colds, coughs and as a tonic."
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a height of 10,700 feet above the sea, and
descended to the lofty plain on which
Quito stands to the little town of Guam
ote, 10,000 feet above sea leveL
Nine-tenths of the work has been done,
tho the end of the finished track, now
advancing northward, is still 100 miles
from Quito. The remainder of the work
will involve new difficulties.
As an engineering feat the construction
of the road to the interior plateau has
been one of the most remarkable in rail
road building. The line surmounts one of
the most inaccessible mountain regions of
the world, which hitherto has been tra
versed only by a few difficult and perilous
Up the mountains the road is an almost
endless chain of bridges, tunnels and as
tonishing grades. Some roads in our coun
try expend hundreds of thousands of dol
lars rather than encounter a steep grade
and sometimes extend their lines for sev
eral miles to save even a moderate grade.
But some of the grades on the Guaya
quil-'Quito road are 5% per cent. This
very heavy grade, however, is confined to
a portion of the mountain division, 38
-miles in length. The remainder of the
road has no grade exceeding 3 per cent.
Years ago the great enterprise was
brought to a sudden standstill at Chlmbo,
at the toot of the mountains, fifty-six
miles from Duran. the starting point,
which is across the Guayas river from
Guayaquil, and is connected with that port
by ferry. Difficulties, both physical and
financial, led to the abandonment of the
work, and for thirteen years nothing more
It was found to be impossible to build
the road up uthe mountains from Chimbo
along the route previously selected, be
cause it extended over the tops of land
slides, and when deep cuttings were made
for the road large areas of the surface be
gan to move ao this route was abandoned
and the builders turned into the deep
gorges of the Chimbo and Chan-Chan riv
ers, constructing long retaining walls
where they were needed along the sides of
the ravines, using the narrow bottom land
and crossing and recrossing the streams to
avoid cliffs and heavy cuttings.
Thus in making the road up the moun
tains, the Chan-Chan river is crossed
twenty-six times and there are forty-three
steel bridges on this part of the line: Ra
vines are spanned by steel viaducts, one
of them, near the village of Alusal, being
340 feet long and another 378 feet long
and 122 feet high. The contracts for
bridge work were let in this country and
have helped to swell the prosperity of
our bridge builders in recent years.
Icebergs are the product of the Greenland
glaciers and are formed by the thousand in the
far northern fiords. As the glaciers sweep into
the sea they "calve" or throw off mighty blocks,
and these ara what we know as icebergs.
Hon. John B. Weaver, of Colfax, la., a candidate for the presidency
on the Populist ticket in 1892, writes from the National Hotel, Wash-
*'I can unhesitatingly recommend your remedy, Peruna, for cough s,
colds and catarrh. I am satisfied that it will do all you claim for it."
A Prince's Endorsement.
Prince Jonah Kalanianaole, 1522 St.*
N. W., Washington, D. Delegate in
Congress from Hawaii, writes:
"I can cheerfully recommend your
Peruna as a very effective remedy for
cough s, colds and catarrhal trouble."
Prince Jonah Kalanianaole.
If you do not receive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman, President oi
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
or money refunded.
G. M. LANGUffl, President.
RAILROAD TO QUITO ALASKAN POSTMISTRESS
Distinction Belongs to Mrs Plumme*
New Yo rk World.
There are plenty of women postmas-.
ters in the United States, but only one
in Alaska, Her name is Mrs, Agnes E
Plumrher, and her office is Coldfoot.
Alaska, on the Koyukuk river. It is
the most northerly postofflce in Uncle
Sam's vast dominion where a woman
handles the mail.
Mrs. Plummer receives and forwards
but ten mails a year. To do even this
demands almost impossible feats of
transportation on the part of the mail
carriers, for Coldfoot is on the edge
of the Arctic circle hundreds of miles
to the northward of those portions of
Alaska which lay some claim to being
For all that, Coldfoot must have its
regular mails, because it is the official
seat of A. McKenzle, United States
commissioner for the district
Only recently Commissioner McKen
zie traveled all the way from Alaska to
Washington to urge upon the authori
ties the necessity of improving the
transportation facilities of that great
territory. If they get a reindeer for
the exclusive services of Coldfoot
postofflce, Commissibner McKenzie
and Mrs. Plummer will consider them
selves extremely fortunate.
On Jan 14 a letter was sent to Mrs.
Plummer requesting an account of
her labors in the Arctic. It took eight
weeks for the letter to go from New
York to Coldfoot. I was six weeks
more before the answ er returned
doubtless the influence of spring com
ing on cut off two weeks from the
WOULD SHOW NO MEECY.
Hogan (calling on nest door neighbor)"!
suppose ye've heard th* lligant. classical musifl
that "s bin imyuatin' frum me risldence for th'
pasht wake or so? We got wan av thlm me*
chanlcal pinlin.v-players on thrlle."
Clancy (fiercely)On thrlal, is it? Glory be. I
only wislit 1 war th' judge.
Quilca house. County Cavan, where Dean Swifl
wrote part of his "Gulliver's Travels." bni
been sold in the Irish land Judge's court, to
gether with the demesne.
There's a Reason."
Get the little book, 'The* &>a to Well
found in each package.
W he pa
thj set su
ed lie fin rn
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