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Projected Electric Air Line Between Chicago
and St. Louis ,
DntiKrr of MtMlillliitf ivllliVlren _ .
Ji 1 v c I r I c 11 ( * n t iik 11 n t in n 1 < I ii ff
ClinuicnliiK ' Of one Puncral
] j > ' 'I r o 114 * > * Line * |
/ "Within the life of the present generation
fcoplo will bo traveling over nerlal rail-
( wayi < , In care propelled by electricity at
enormous fipceil , accomplishing great dis
tances In tlmo that now Booms Incredible. "
( This prediction was made by Thomas A.
Edison at n banquet moro than ten years
go , and may now bo realized. If the
present planH of a number of capltallBts nnd
engineers nro carried out an nerlal railway
( will soon bo running between St. touts nnd
Chicago that may rccsonabb bo expected to
fechlevo the reputation of being one of the
( wonders of tlm world , as It will bo a rail
way having nilther locomotive nor roadbed.
No grading will bo neecs'ary , and there
iwlll bo no tics , no ml In no bridges and no
fencing In of the track. No obstructions or
Mockadus can Interfere with the running of
this road , nnd the \\cir and tear on Its
mechanism arc claimed by the Inventor to bo
tlio minimum Ho further claims that the
cost of coiujtructlng and maintaining It will
bo Icta by one-halt than that of any other
kind of n railroad.
The ntrlkltig feature of Mr. Stewart's plan ,
according to the Now York Herald , TH a
liugu clgar-slmpcd balloon that will sup
port the tar 'Jhla balloon , will be about 'J50
feet long and 100 feet In circumference at KB
central point It will bo Inllatcd with gas
BUtnclcnt to amply nUBtnln tne weight of the
car. Over the top will bo a network of ropes ,
and Interwoven with them fore and aft ore
two mammoth cable belts attached to a steel
girder , which will run along the roof of the
car.Tho car Itself la to resemble an ordinary
railroad coach , minus trucks , w heels and
running gear It Is to bo largo enough to
comfortably scat fifty persons , which Mr
Gtcwart estimates to be the maximum lifting
capacity of the balloon. In the bottom of
the car will be placed electric motors con
necting with a propeller In the rear. From
each end of the car 'Will drop a cable , the
lower end of each being atachcd to a set
of whccla , which revolve freely between two
parallel lines of wlro , constituting the track
end charged with electricity. These wheels
( will catch up tbo current passing through
the -wires , the same mi the polo and wheel
on an ordinary trolley car. The current will
pass up the guide cables to the motors , and
toy the simple preflslmg of a. button the pro
peller can bo set In motion.
The speed at which tbo car will travel Is
practically unlimited The balloon being
pointed at each end will cut through the air
like a knife , so the point of atmospheric re
sistance Is brought dowa to a minimum
[ When flying through the air at a high rate
Df speed no vibration will be felt , as the car
, Tvltl ba moving through space only ccid on
An air lino. All the jerks and Jar felt on a
railroad train will he done away with. The
only limitation to epccd above the rate of
150 miles an hour Is the possibility of the
machinery being unable to stand the great
strain. Mr. Stewart believes that If the
motors will stand the high trmslon a speed
of 200 miles an hour Is within the bounds of
possibility. When whirling through space at
this tremendous speed the car will bo tightly
closed , and no Inconvenience will be experi
enced by the paecngcrs from the rushing air.
Numerous small holes , protected by an In
genious Bjstom of covers , will extend along
the top of tbo car , nnd , by a mechanical' ar
rangement , open and close alternately , ad
mitting JtHt sufllcient air for the comfort
of the travelers.
The "wires , " as Mr. Stewart terms th rn ,
Will In reality bo hugo cables They will beef
of oufllcleut citrcngth to hold down the bal
loon under all conditions. AVhen the car Is
"light" or empty , the buoyancy of the bal
loon will naturally cause It to pull heavily
upon the cables , but Mr. Stewart docs not
think the strain will bo great enough to
In any way eeparate them from the poles.
Should It at any time become too severe
It can bo quickly reduced by simply turning
a valve knob , which will release a portion
of the gas Neither Is there any danger
of the trolley slipping off In the event of
the car lowering , as this Is guarded against
by the Invention of a special wheel which
grins the cable tightly and cannot be shaken
off. Should the balloon lower to any alarmIng -
Ing degree It can liiftnntly bo raised by In-
creaulng the speed. The higher the rate of
speed the more buoyant becomes the bal
iI3y these devices Mr. Stewart believes jtho
car can alwajs bo kept at the eamo distance
from the. earth. The material of which the
car la to be made la wood. Interlaced with a
light steel framework. The chief aim In Its
cotstruqtlon will bo to have It ao light as
possible consistent with the load It la to
cat ry.
It may be a surprise to some to learn that
aerial rallwa > s are today in operation In
several far away parts of the world. Two
thousand inlles of these rnllwaje arc- now In
( working order in Spain , Italy and China. It
Js true that they are very crude affaire In
comparison with Mr. Stewart's plan , but they
nro aerial rallwajs nevcrtheleifB , and demon-
etrato that aeihil navigation U > by no means
One of the problems which confronts
municipalities of every size and description
Is the disposal of garbage , Where towns
are located near the ocean or In proximity
to largo bodies of Inland waters , sajs the
Electrical Engineer , the usual bad practice
is to load the offal on barges , tow It out
tovcral miles from laud and dump It. Most
of It probably goes to the bottom , but
enough keeps afloat to find Its way ashore ,
ts the disgusted nnd nauseated bathers at
Coney Island and on the New Jersey coast
can vouch for. In Chicago the practice of
dumping garbage Into the source of the city's
( water supplj , Lake Michigan , has given rise
to such epidemics of typhoid fever that the
intake for the water mains has recently
teen pushed out again several miles further
into the lake. WLero no such largo bodlis
of water exist , the only alternative Is to
dump the foul mass nt some presumably safe
distance fiom the Inhabited locality , tilling
up "flats , " where It rots nnd festers In
definitely. As tlmo passes and the e'rfctrlc
railway rcnchei out Its arms , these fllled-ln
"flats" become the building lots of the real
cstato speculator , and the Inhabitants ol
dwellings erected on them are constantly
eubjeut to the noxious emanations fiom the
jnado ground on which they Ihe. All thU
is an old btory , jet no attempt worth men
tioning has been made In this country to
remedy this state of affairs. In strong con
trast to our own auplncncss on this subject ,
nnd perhaps because of the gi cater pressure
of the necessity , are the cffoitR making In
England to solve thia question In a satis-
Honors World's
Highest Fair ,
Gold Medal , Midwinter Fair.
A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.
ftclnrr and nt the amo time economical
manner , The cremation of garbage In no *
called dint destructor * h now been In
troduce ! In A number of Kngllth com
munities with Apparent SUCCMB , but nhat In
moro to the point , 1 * the utilization of the
heat valito of this wn to product for the
generation of ntcam for driving electric light
engines The latest example of tut * class of
Installation Is that erected by the Shorcilltch
Vestry , London. 1'erhnps the most salient
feature of this Installation Is the employ
ment of the Hatpin thermal storage system.
This leaves the work of the boilers
practically Independent of the load on the
station , and permits of a continuous disposal
of the garbage.
The example before us lead < us to bcllevo
that In 111 In direction many of our own
electric light and pern or companies may find
a way to Increase their profits with a com-
paratl\el ) small original expenditure. It
may bo taken for granted that any munici
pality would welcome a proposition that
would relieve It wholly or In part of the
expense of carting or dumping the city garbage -
ago several mllea off , It might c\en be , and
uaualiy Is , willing to pay something to be
relieved of the trouble and expense ISvon
granting the low calorific value of garbage
as a fuel , the abundance of the supply and
ho absence of coat to the company would
mike Its use under the boiler just that
inich clear profit. Hut It norms to us that ,
nsldo from the purely economical side of the
liiratlon , there Is another which Ifl well
vorth considering Wo may bo mlitakon ,
) Ut wo believe that an electric light com-
iany that would offer to reecho anil cre
mate or "render" all , or a part , of a city's
; arbage , would raise a host of friends In
hat community , on whom the coiporito
> n > pc > rt ) destroyer would make little Im-
iresfilon Thus from several points ofIew
t nppeara worth while for American electric
tght companies to look Into the garbage
'tii-l ' question , or to consider the matter of
going Into the garbage rendering business ,
vherc It can be done without offending the
nostrils of the neighborhood. The tentative
efforts made In this direction b > many of
our American communities attest the need
> f some Bjstematlc dealing With the prob-
cm , for our cities nro growing rapidly ,
vhlle notions of economy and of the vojuo
of refuse forbid longer resort to the barbaric
Methods of old
The standard maxim of the electrician ,
'Never touch n who ; It may dead , but
If It ain't , jou may be , " Is generally fol-
owed , so far as actually touching the wire
with the hands Is concerned , but several
recent accidents ha\o taught the public
.hat they must be just as careful to mold
contact between electric wires , and any
conducting material held In tne hand. Not
lone ago a tnerbjmtcal cuglne r who was
Inspecting the twrtl-inll system at Hart
ford , accidentally touched the conductor
with his umbrella , which had n steel rod.
The umbrella was badly burned , and Ito
owner had a lescon In electricity conduc
tivity that ho will not soon forget. A simi
lar Incident Is reported from a New Jersey
town Tno brothers , standing arn < In mm ,
were looking In ri window , while- one held
an umbrella. Ho raised It a little , and as
the steel tip came In contact with an arc
light wire above a shock was received that
knocked both men over. In another acci
dent , the tssuo was fatal * . A man earning
a steel rod umbrella touched a live wire ,
which was lying almost out of sight near
: ho edge of the pavement. Ho waa Instantly
willed Ills hand was burned to a crisp , and
: hcro were livid marks all over hla body.
The umbrella had transmitted the full
power of an electric lighting circuit.
Electric heat ! B being- applied to the novel
no of hat manufacture In a factory at
Newark , N. J. The heating Installation
consists of hand and machine Ironing ap-
illnncet , and a number of email circular
stoviw. The en'lro equipment Includes over
a dozen hand naJ Irons and stoves , and
seven automatic hat-crown Ironing ma-
: hlneo The power machines me arranged
n a row In the center of the room , while
ho hand-Ironing appliances nn < J stovcrc are
distributed along the side walls on benches.
A'hen the crown of the unfinished hat haste
to be ironed , It la placed on a mold fixed
on a revolving shaft. As the hat Is being
slowly rotated the heated Iron Is placed
upon It , near the brim , and as the hat keeps
: urnlng , this Iron fa automatically moved
: oward the center of the crown , on readi
ng which It drops down , as Its work la
lono. The temperature must be kept even ,
and at the same time be capable of easy
regulation. It Is hero that one of the great
advantages of electric heat Is scon. When
; as was used the dropping of the * Iron * after
t reached the tenter of the ciown fre
quently caused a draught in the interior of
.ho block , which extinguished the gas
lame. The stoves aio used for heating
dampening pads. It being taken for granted
that the clllclency of the Installation Irf
satisfactory , the next point of Interest to
: ho manufacturer Is whether heat from elec-
: rlclty will cost more or l a than heat from
jas. In the case In question , It Is found
: hat the Ironing blocks of the automatic ma
chines take about 450 watts ; the ead Irons
ind stoves taking about 4GO watts. The
practical result of thU . In point of cost
s that whereas with the old-stylo gas-heated
apparatus the gas bills for heating und
Ighting the entire factory amounted to about
40 per month , the present cost with electric.
Ity for lighting and heating Is Juflt half that
nmoilit. In view of such excellent results
the Introduction of electricity as a permanent
element In hat manufacture may bo looked
The manufacturing of ozone Is being
greatly cheapened by Improved electrical
mcthoJs. A now company makes It on a
commercial scale out of atmospheric air ,
dried by being passed over quicklime , which
frees It from moisture and carbonic acid.
The cliylng la of great Importance , since
dried o/ono does not attack metal , and there
fore the fitting's ' , pipes and holders can all
bo made of metal , and the trouble , expcnce
and Insecurity luscpaiablo from the use of
glass are done away with , The final proccta
Is an electric one. Ozone Is now largely em
ployed In the thickening and bleaching of
oils , reducing the time of preparation of the
old manu'ftcturlng processes very co"ieUerably
and glvlngtromarkably good lesults. Another
ozonlng proccbs Is the curing of "stinking"
beer casks. Formerly such casks , foul from
long use , were fit only for firewood ; now ,
after being steamed , tl.ey can bo charged with
ozone under pressure , and thus not only be
rendered perfectly sweet , but at the eame
time bo bleached. The dllllcuity of obtaining
o/ono without expensive apparatus Las hith
erto greatly restricted its use ; but under the
now process the raw material , air , costs noth
ing , all the llmo necrswiry costs about US
cents a month , nnd power a moro tillle , oo
that the apparatus , Ilttlngs , buildings and
labor are practically the only expenses.
The electric machine for hollystonlng the
deck of a ship has found Its counterpart
In an electrical appliance foi the scrubbing
and mopping of Doors , and "housemaid's
kneo" will teen be a thing of the pest. The
new machine Is fashioned very much after
the model of a lawn mower. The operator
pushes It along and three revolving brushes ,
turning at the rate of 400 times to a minute ,
make short work of cleaning the dirtiest
floors. A mopping adjustment can take the
place of the brushes when necessary Ihe
machine Is actuated by a small electric
motor , which It carries This motor can be
attached to the stieet or other circuit wher
ever there Is an Incandescent lamp The
brushes cover a space of twenty-four Inches
wide , and the motor develops one-half horse
power The Inventor says ho can sweep and
hcrtib 15.000 square feet In three hours , which
Is ICES than one-third of the tluio required
when the tame area Is chatted' by hand The
machlno a'so renders possible a great re
duction in the amount of help required ,
The funei il trolley car has been steadily
making 1U , v.iy , and Its general adoption
promises to be not Ic-ng deferred" . An Im
proved car , made for service in Cincinnati
dispensing with the mourning carriages or
dinarily ncfStSary , Is an Immense boon topco.
plow 1th limited means In Cincinnatifor In-
stcnce , a hearse coats $8 , and five canlages ,
which would bo necessary to carry twenty
people , would cost fl each , or ? 20 , making
$28. This Item should now bo reduced by at
least one-half While In this country the
etreet rar would probably not be lookPd upon
as meeting the requirements of a grtat public
funeral , In the City of Mexico all the at
tendants at state otucqules travel to and
from the cemetery In strict cars , and while
the fnnoral prociaslm Is 'n prognss , all
thp oficr trafllo of the line Is stopped
( Iratshoppers Ashland Labor Dry Don't
, forget Hound trip , 75 cents.
To Do All the Business Done in Omaha This
Yon On n't Slnx AirnrYnn Never
HotiRht Clollieft f r Ho I.IUlc llcforc
llorroir the Money If You
Ilit ctt't Any nml Conic .
You admit
Wo ndmli
Uvorjbody admits
That this Saturday , being the last Satur
day In the month , being Just n few days
before the first of the month , when eveiybody
has no money , should , under ordinary clrcum-
stances , bo a dull Saturday , nnd It will be
everywhere else but at the Continental.
Dccauso we shall do all the bualue&s there
Is done In Omaha Saturday.
Everybody will bo litre.
Wo have prepared the greatest upheaval
of bargains ever placed before the buying
Our new goods arc coming In faster than
we can make room for them.
And a big hole absolutely MUST bo made
In the ptesent stock this Saturday.
You can afford to borrow the money and
txty ten per cent a month tor It rather than
miss thU Saturday's sale. You can't resist
the temptation to buy , for such selling never
was known before.
Not cost nor near It.
That's the way goods of all kinds are
marked for Saturday.
What.Is left of the $5.00 suits that we've
lieen selling right along at $3,8G will go
Satuiday at $3.48
But the giant effort of the Tiholo eale Is the
cut we've made on the $1500 , $1800 and
f20 00 casslmorc , serge and brow n chcv lot
stlltH. They are all In the $7.GO lot for Sat
$7 50 will buy you a suit that Is as good a
justness suit as thcro is In Omaha.
The tailors' misfit suits MUST be closed
out this Saturday. Not a suit In the lot but
Is worth $25 00 and from that up to $50.00.
They will go for $12.50 and up.
Boys' stilta , 93c.
95o has been euch n. winner nt the solo
of boys' suits that we are afraid to change
t. But we have put In Higher values than
ever In the 95c lots for Saturday. There
will be a good assortment of sizes and
enough to last all day.
Lots of bovs' Junior suits for $1.25.
Lots of suits for $1.50.
Boys brown plaid Cheviot , 2-plcco suits ,
double seat and knees , all the $3 50 and $5.00
values for $1.05 Saturday.
Boy's long pant suits at $2.75 , $3 S7 and
$4 50 , that are worth up to $10.00.
The $2 00 pile of men's trousers on Satur
day Is no slouch. There are some elegant
snaps In this lot.
Men's natural mixture gray half wool
underwear cut to 3Sc each.
Wool fleeced underwear cut to COc.
Brown ribbed shirts and drawers , $1
quality , slightly damaged , EOc.
Clouded , fleece lined underwear C3c.
Camel's hair , all wool nnd silver mixed ,
derby ribbed underwear cut to away below
cost for Saturday , 68e.
Men's $1.50 black derby hats , 95c.
Men's handsome new shades of brown nnd
black derby hats , high cost goods at $1.38.
Men's tourist hats , 75c , S9c and 95c.
Beautiful steel tourist hat ; a brand new
style , at 87c.
Men's $2 50 and $3 00 derby hats at $1.45.
No basket lunches necesoary no luggage
no worry just bring yourself Labor Day-
excursion to Ashland 75 cents for round
The t/ill / on rnuilic
Is running Pullman Palace Sleeping Car
dally , Oman. , to Colorado Springs , Col. , leav
ing Omaha on fast mall 4.05 p. m. , arriving
Colorado Springs next morning 11:10.
For reservations and full Information call
at City Ticket Omce. 1302 Farnam St.
riu Ilrnnil JVev * Train.
The Burlington's morning Omaha-Denver
and afternoon Omaha-Chicago trains have
recently benn newly equipped from end to
end. The chair and smoking cars as well
as the sleepers are provided with wide ves
tibules nnd are lighted by Plntsch gas. The
chair cars are in rosewood ; the smoking cars
in oak. The smoking cars have reclining
chairs and are finished In a style distinctly
In advance of anything heretofore attempted.
Excellent taste has been displayed In the
Interior decorations of these magnificent
trains which are by far the handsomest out
of Omaha.
Five complete trains are required to main
tain regular service between Denver , Omaha
and Chicago Three of the new trains are
now In service. The others will follow
Ticket otflco 1502 Farnam.
Don t make any dates for Labor Day. Qo
to Ashland cheaper than staying at home
75 cents roundtrip. .
Villon 1'nclllc ,
"Tho Overland Limited. "
train west of Missouri River.
Twelve hours quicker than any other train
to Pacific Cca't.
Call at Ticket Office. 1302 Farnam St.
I\.NOVATIO.V : i.v i > c LI . GOODS.
Live MoilclH Irolilr l for Clonk
The hotels of St. Louis are crowded with
many beautiful girls who are employed by
traveling salesmen as cloak models.
Though this has Been a prominent feature
In New York , Chicago and Boston for years ,
It is somewhat of an innovation in St. Louis.
The duties of these women , relates tbo Re
public , are to try on the salesman's gar
ments when a prospective purchaser la pres
ent. All of these girls possess forms di
vine , as that Is the principal requisite for
the business , since the sample garments are
usually of ono size. A Republic representa
tive while touring the hotels became InqulBl-
tlvo and mot a prominent cloak salesman
fiom the cast who ventured to Inform the
leporter the secrets of the trade.
"Yon are not aware , " said the salesman ,
'that ' half of our stock In trade nnd really
the medium to fell goods Is a pretty model ,
Como upstairs to my sample room , and
Judge for yourself. " The reporter accepted
the Invitation under the guise of a country
merchant Beautiful cloaks weroshonn him
of all the latest fashions. ICacli garment
was fitted on the model , who was a tall ,
prepossessing blonde , with radiantly beauti
ful blue eyes and the form of a Venus de
Medici , and strange to ay , each cloak fitted
the young woman's form perfectly.
Cloak after cloak was put on the model
nnd It was dlfllcult for the reporter to make
his supposed selection to purchase goods for
his stoio "They all looked allko to him "
The model would occasionally make a sug
gestion , and bay , "I think the vvomtn In
your town would llko this style , " and natur
ally the reporter acquiesced In her opinion
and told the salesman to book his order
for a , dozen of that stylo.
Tlio salesmen when asked as to what
was paid models said "From $20 to$25 a
week , and they cettalnly earn their wages
For instance , my model tries on from 400 to
500 cloaks n day She Is a great assistance
to mo. Years ago , when a Dalesman showed
his samples from the shelves , a customer
would look over a few goods and say , 'Well ,
I will FCfr you tomorrow. ' That was the
best you would get , but now when you have
got a pretty model why they never tire of
seeing your goods and It Is a cinch before
the merchant leaves your room ho will
glvo you au order"
Running sores , Indolent ulcers and similar
troubles , even though of many years' standIng -
Ing , may be cured by using DeWltt's Witch
Hazel Falve. It soothes , strengthens and
heals It Is the great pllo cure ,
Oiiuilin , ICiiniHN Cli > .t IlnxtiTii Itnll-
ronil Oniiilia t St. I.oulu Untilouil.
The QUINCY ROUTU with through trains
to Trenton , Klrksvllle and Qulncy. Connec
tions east ni.d southeast. For rates time
tablts and all Information , call at QUINCY
ROl'TE ofll1415 Farnam etreo : ( Paxton
Hotel Block ) , or write ,
1'onltlirlr HIP tnti'J < Htiirilnr " ' HIP
( Irrnt llnlnoiliiii * < iil < < ,
After the 31 t day otqgtmt > wo will not
sell another pair of ehoeti M the greatly re
duced prlcfn now prevailing at our store.
Every dollar's worth of inn nbors In the
house \a \ Included In this radical markdown.
If you want shoes fonncarccly the cost of
making now Is your ehanco nnd the laot
Mlsees' $2.00 button tan ehoes 9Se.
Missca' $175 t n oxford * 93c.
Misses' $2.SO cloth ami kid top tans $1.75.
Boys $2.50 Ilutnla calf tans $1.75.
Youths' genuine $2.00 Rest tans $1 20.
Children's $2.00 dark brown tanp $1 45.
All our men's $600 tnn phots $460 ,
All our men's $5 00 tan shoes $3.45.
All our men's $400 tan chocs $2.G5.
All our men's $2 50 Inn liocs $1.95.
Men's $3 00 , $0.00 and i$7.00 patent leathers
$195 $
Odds and ends Hdlcs' $3 00 , $4.00 nnd $3 00
tans Saturday $1 75
Ladles' $3 00 dark chocolate tans $1 93 ,
Ladlee' $5 00 20th century tans $3 60.
Ladles' $3 00 tan oxfords $2 00.
Ladles $4 00 tan oxfords $2 50.
Ladies' $4.00 mahogany tan oxfords $2.93.
Ladles' oxfords for $1 00
T. p. CAimviuatiT & . co. ,
Cor. 16th and Douglas.
Wm. C. Goss COAL
Tel. 1307. Olllce and yards llth & Nicholas.
Sam'l Burns wants to sell a Havlland
Dinner Set , $1875.
Night attack on Ft. Sumter Ashland ,
Sept fith. Hound trip tickets , 75 cents , at
1502 Fnrnain nnd 1503 Farnam.
I'nimlcM 'llilnur You i\vr Snvi.
The lre ) s Patadc of the Grass Hopper
Brigade of the Thurston Rifles ,
Exhibition drill by the crack drill team
of the Thurston Rifles Night attack cm
Fort Sumter , boating , dancing , games of
all kinds. Special train leaves Union depot
nt 9 30 n m Tickets , 75 cents , of all mem
bers of tbo Thurston R.flcs , at Jenkins'
cigar etoio , 1603 Farnam street , and at
Burlington ticket otllce , 1502 Farnam st.
I Ilillll I'liclllf ,
Only Line Running
to Colorado , Wyoming , Utah and all Western
Call at ticket ofllce 1302 Farnam street.
Glgadlor Brlndle RMey and Chief Bull
Pup Taylor are drilling the Grasshoppers
nightly for their Labor Day excursion to
Ashland , Monday , Sept. G 75 cents round
PUZ/.l.CI ) Till } SAAAVrS.
Wlic Mn of WiiNliliiKtnn Were Flllcil
ill ( Ii A In nil.
In one of the many glass cases In the
Smithsonian institution at Washington is a
stuffed owl. This particular owl Is the one ,
In the words of the late President Hayes ,
"that Jarred the Washington monument , " and
therein lies the story. *
During Centennial year congrers resolved
to provide the necessary funds for the com
pletion of the monument , which up to
that time bad been worked at only while
the several smaller appropriations lasted
It was discovered , however , that the original
foundation was likely to be Incapable of
sustaining the enormous weight of marblb
necessary for carrying the shaft 550 feet
above terra flrma , A new foundation was
therefore needed and architects thought a
solid concrete bed 100 feet square and nearly
fourteen In thlcknewwould accomplish the
strengthening deslied.
During the operation of replacing the old
foundation It wa- > considered expedient to
piovldo means for noting carefully the
slightest vibration of the walls , lest the
monument might be in danger of collapsing.
Accordingly a heavy weight was suspended
bv a stout thread from the apex to a pan of
thick syrup located on the base , so that
no chance draught of air would be likely
to sway the weight. An Ingenious contriv
ance was so attached to the weight that the
slightest vibration of the shaft would be
faithfully recorded andvlts In-securlty vvoula
at once be an established fact.
One morning a few months after these
careful precautions had been taken there
was a great commotion among the work
men. A complete record of numerous per
turbations and tremblings had been written
on the Index , showing conclusively that the
mammoth obelisk had jarred , swayed and
settled during the night. Scientific heads
were dubiously shaken. After much per-
ouaslon ono of the men finally consented
to go to the top and examine Into the cause
The astonishing report came Into the mldot
of the anxious throng below that an owl
In seeking shelter In the lofty tower had
somehow managed to catch Its wings In the
thread and was still hanging there , tus-
pended to the Interior of the monument , and
Innumerable flappings and struggles of his
owlshlp had all been recoided by the Index
ao testimony against the stability of plumb-
laid marble blocKo and solid concrete.
Via Chicago. MllniinKec St. I'nul
A long list of excursion oolnte to which
round trip tickets will be Bold at greatly re-
dured rates. The conditions for summer
tourists were never mare liberal tnan those
for this season. For full information as to
routes , rates , limits , selling dates , etc. , ap
ply at the city ticket office 1504 Farnam st.
F. A. NASH ,
General Western Agent.
The Only IMnliin Cur Rente.
Tt IB the only direct line to San Francisco ,
and makes 12 HOURS QUICKEP. TIME to
San Francisco than any other line. Call
at city ticket ofllce , 1302 Tarnam at.
I'lnn to AliollHh ( he Toll Itoniln I.enil-
IIIK to the I'nrlf.
At n recent meeting of the Yosemlte Com
mission In San Francisco the nbolltlon of
the toll roads leading to the valley , so that
free access inny bo obtained , was brought
up by Vice 1'refaldent Klnney , All four
roids , he said , were prlvutao propeity ,
which should bo appraised and purchased
by the government To this end n letter
had been prepared directed to the secretary
of the Interior , the governor nnd the Cali
fornia representation In both houses of con-
fiicsi ) . The communication tecclved the ap
proval of the commission nnd was directed
to be mailed to all con erned. It starts out
by calling attention to the hardship caused
to nil vlhltois to the Votemlte Valley nnd
the National park by reason of the rends
lending to nnd within the National park
being till prlvutno toll roads Hut while the
state of California hat * extinguished tlm
private tolls within thoTYpsemlte grunt , all
access to the \ulloy Is over nnd across the
Yoscmlte National parlc , which Is under
fcdcr.il jurisdiction , fl'hero nre four toll
i audit In this nark Of these the Hlg Oak
Hat road IH thirty-three miles long , twenty
miles of which nre In the National park.
11 estimated cost Is MO.fM , nnd the toll
charged Is 5'6 cents per capita per mile The
Coultervlllo loul Is tvventy-thieo miles long ,
twenty of which ar& In the park. Its
cost IH estimated at JS3.000 , nnd tha toll Is
3 cents The Wnvvonn la sixty-five miles In
length , of which twenty-live miles ( ire In
the National park Its coat Is placed nt
$70.000 , nnd the toll levied Is 2 rents The
length of the Tloga road Is given nt llfty-
Mx miles , of which forty-eight miles are In
fedeinl Jurisdiction Its cost Is estimated
ut $ GJ,000
"Tho policy of the national government. "
continues the letter , "ha been repeatedly
df elated In reports of various ( -ecretarles
of the Interior to the senate and the house ,
und In a bill passed by the tcn.ite of the
United States May 18 , 18 % , to bo tlmt these
roads shall be made free public highways
In and to the National park , just as Cali
fornia bus purchased nnd m.ulo free roads
In the Yofeeinltu Mate grunt The federal
government has s-et upart a number of na
tional parks , to all of which , excepting the
Yon mtte Notional park. It has given due
nnd proper consideration Toi two of these
paiKs , to-wlt , the National Yellowstone
park nnd the Chattanooga National Mill-
tarv park , sums aggregating Jl.WO.COO In
each case have been appropriated largely
due to facilitate access to them Thn Ycae-
inlto National parK lias great beauties and
attractions , yet It 1ms b'cn neglected and
no acces-j can be had to It except over pri
vate roads and by the payment of toll
"The commission tiroes Immediate action
and believes It should be takttn at the next
si" ? Ion of conpie'p To secure this an Im-
pirtlnl body of nun fhould estimate upon
and fix tie vilue of the ron-ln pnmed , and
I the pvvneih shou'd conruit In vvrl tnir to eell
the roaus for thtli Miprul id value "
Af or Do'catlny the Spaniarai Ho Rjtnrno d
Hlj Prisoner. ! .
fifteen Hundred Siiiinliiril * limited ! > }
HlKlit Ililliilrnl HolirlH Col. ItfKO
nntrrlnlm-i ! liy the KiK-niy
nnd Oileri-il n Ilrllie. |
Ono of the greatest victories achieved by
the Cuban army since the outbreak of the
present revolution was the battle of Cantab-
Ha , where Colonel Alfredo Rego , with 800
cavalrymen , defeated a force of 1,500 Span
iards. Not only was the victory n remark
able one , relates the New York Sun , but
the Incidents tlmt followed give luster to the
name of the Cuban commander.
Alfredo Rcgo , then acting as brigadier
general of the Clcnfucgoa brigade , was sta
tioned at Los 1'ozo ? , n email stock farm
about thirty mllci cast ot Clcnfuegos , await
ing orders from General Maximo Gomez , who
was on the eve of his now hlstoilc march
through the island. On November 3 , 1VJ5 ,
Rtgo received word from the commander In
chief to notify all planters In his district
engaged In the manufacture of sugar to close
their mills within ten days. If the order
was not obeyed Rego was to attack and do-
stioj the estates Upon receiving the printed
slip Issued by Rego every plantation , with
the exception of Cantabrla , clchcd down
Ihe Insurgent leader waited the stipulated
ten days , and then wrote a letter to the
cnner , baying that If his former order wns
not obeyed within the next twenty-four
hours the estate would bo destroyed
"I am not a man who takes pleasure In
destroying other people's property , but a
foldlei , and ns such must obey the orders of
my superiors , " he wrote.
The courier who carried this final warning
returned with the answer that more than
1,500 Spanish weie awaiting Impatiently the
visit of the patriots Rego at once fcet about
to arrange for the coming encounter Order
lies were dispatched In every direction , call
ing In the vnilotts squadrons oC the brigade ,
which were stationed at different points In
the district. Ammunition and tuch extra
arms as could bs obtained were distributed
among the men. The sick , the wounded , and
the unarmed men , together with he , Impedi
menta , were sent to the Slguanea houpltal ,
Rations wore distributed for a three dajs'
march , and an order was published notifying
the men of the coming fight and appealing to
them to do their duty.
On November 15 Rcgo broke camp at the
head of SOO fully equipped men , and stirtci !
on his inarch to Cantabrla Word of thi
preparations for the coming attack had
reached the Spcalsh commander , and ho was
not slow in making ready for it. The entire
plantation was surrounded by guards , and
skirmishers were sent out to locate the ad
vancing rebels. So It liappt-ned that Rcgo ,
who had counted upon allowing hla men to
have a night's rest before going Into battle
wan forced to attack at once. The fighting
from the very start was fast and furious
Hidden In the dense cane fields , where they
could not be seen , the Spaniards poured a
steady flre upon the Cuuans Rego's men
although outnumbered and poorly armed in
comparison with their oppo-cnts , fought
gamely. During seven hours the uneven
fight continued. Several niEchete charges
were made , but without any result , ns the
horses were unable to break through the
thick brush The fight wag going against the
Cubans , who had Icat more than 130 men ,
and accordingly Rego determined upon a
plan which up to this time he had not used.
Calling his officers about him he gave them
ordeis to set flre to the cane fields and to
form all their men on the top of Cantabrlal
hill. A few minutes later the chnrp notes of
the bugle sounded the retreat , and the over
confident Spaniards broke out into cheers at
what they thought \vas the signal of their
victory. Their triumphant shouts , however ,
were soon turned Into cries of terror , as the
rlfie-llke cackling of the burning sugar cane
sounded around them. The entire plantation
was soon wrapped in flames. Overhead
floated dense black clouds of smoke , through
which faintly came the sound of the Spanlfh
bugle and the cries of the panic-stricken
enemy. Now and then a clearing in the
smoke revealed the Spaniards lush'og to and
fro in their efforts to answer the call of
"assembly. "
Rcgo bad drawn bis men up in line of
battle on the summit of the hill. With the'lr
commander at their head the men waited
silently for the final struggle. It came at
last. Little by little the wind carried the
smoke and flames across the fields. Almost
at the very brow of the hill was the crippled
Spanish force. Formed In hollow square , five
flics deep , the enemy waited. Rcgo turned
in his saddle and waved his hand The
bugle sounded "Al machete , " and before the
notes had died away the Cubans charged
down the bill.
Squadron after squadron the men meed
down the Incline. No sound was beard fcave
the thud of hoofs and rattle of arms , as the
first squadron , with Rego In the lead , neared
the hollow square. As the Cubans approached
preached the Spanish ofllcers were heard
shouting words of encouragement to their
men , Nearer and nearer came the Cuban ? ,
A volley llko a thunderclap leaped from the
square , followed Instantly by a crash , as
horses and riders dashed Into the compact
\all of flesh aud steel. Llko an avalanche
the patriots tore and cut their way through
the ranks. The cries of the wounded min
gled with the shouts of rage and the clash
of steel. Bach man fought for himself and
for several minutes It was give ami take ;
then the Spaniards broke and ran That
night moro than 1,000 guns lay piled befoic
Rego's tent , aad huddled beneath a largo
sclba tree were sixty-three prisoners of war.
The insurgents had lest In dead and wounded
ncaily 200 men. Forty-three Spaniards
reached the village alive.
Now happened the action which has placed
Rego In the foremost ranks ot the men who
flght for Cuban liberty. At daybreak on the
following morning he sent n letter to Lieu
tenant Colonel Hernandez , then In command
of the town of Cumanajagua , saying that he
was prepared to return , unharmed , his slxty-
three prisoners , provided ho wns allowed to
enter the town with flying colors to do so.
Word was received li > reply that "tho loyal
troops of Spain will gladly re'celvo and en
tertain BO gallant and generous an enemy "
On November 17 Colonel Rego with his
entire force appeared on the road leading
Into Cumanajagua At hla side rode the
color bearer , behind him came his staff ,
which was In turn followed by the prisoners
As the patriot leader halted , scarcely fifty
yardo away from the fort , the flag of Spain
was lowered and lalsed three times In sa
lute. Lieutenant Colonel Hernandez , fol
lowed by his fellow olflccra , then came for
ward , and In a few brief remarks thanked
Rego for his generous act and welcomed him
to the town , Accompanied only by his color
bearer and staff ofllcers Colonel Rego ac
cepted the Invitation given by the Spaniards
to breakfast with them During the meal
the utmost good fellowship prevailed , and
only once wes It marred by the action of a i
too ambitious subaltern Rlalng from his
chair the young man propcsed the health
of tbo queen. Fearing some kind of treach
ery the Cuban olllcers sprang to the-lr feet
For a moment things looked dark but with
Iilfi customary tact Rego smoothed matters
"To the queen , gentlemen " lie said , rais
ing his glass "And now , " ho continued
after the toast , "to our president and Cuba !
llbre "
As Rego was preparing to leave the town
a few hours later , his former prlfconers
! crowded around him Some kissed his hand
I and others attempted to embrace him Be
fore leaving bu gave to each one the turn
of $10 GO A few minutes later , amid cries
of "Viva Cuba , " and "Viva Espana , " Rego
and hla little escort rode out of Cummajagua
and joined his men.
A -ehort time afterward Rego received a
letter from General Pando offering him $ GO-
000'and the rank of brigadier general In the
Spanish army if he would abandon the
Cuban cause.
( irraril , \ l. fur n Divorce.
Frank Gerard has applied for a divorce
from Annle E. oa the ground of Infidelity
Dec , Aug 27 , 189T ,
A Great
Saturday will be five cent chy. The last diy of the season -
son here lor special sales. Several lines that we won't
handle in the new store will be closed out Saturday at
five cents. Many oC them regular twenty-five cent goods.
Some things we can't mention in the paper , because
there aint enough to go round. But you will get items
here Saturday for a nickel , that you have paid ten cents ,
fifteen cents , twenty cents and a quarter for before now.
Here's an instance : Men's black , brown and French
mixed half hose , sizes up to ten fifteen cent values
Saturday 5 cents. Here's another ; Men's cambric
handkerchiefs , some white , some with colored borders ,
regular large sizes , hemstitched , worth ten cents to a
quarter , Saturd ly they will be a nickel five cents. Two
more lines of men's linen collars are thrown out of stock
Saturday and will go at five cents instead of two for a
quarter , our regular price , There are all si/.es in these
lines , And again : Every wash tic in the house , includ
ing tecks , four-in-hands , bows and strings , marches off
for a nickel Saturday. Yes , Saturday will be a big day
for the nickels. Bring some in.
i B ThlsKrcntVesctouls
a * Vltull7i rtheirtsirl- | |
tlonof n famoui Trench physician , will quickly cute yon of all nit-
% o 3 or dlsicAOS of tht' KCUtratlvc orpniis , such HI I-ust Alnnlinocl.
Jri'-nmnia , I'nlns In tlio ! \ iclc , bcmliml Emissions , Norv otis V > Will )
IMmples , UnlUnihS to Marry , Kiliuustlnn Dnlut. , Ynrlrorde nnd
Canstlnitlon , Itstopinll lo"-oi livflnv or nlst.u 1'ieventi < ] iil < li
_ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _ nlltljohorroriof ne * s of discharge * , JmpntBnry. whlcu If notcherUed rS'inKSfXJcleauscsUioliver lonOi tofeporrcmtorrlirp iiuiil , the
. .
BEFORE. AND Ar-rt.H i.clnc5-sand | tlipurlnnry orfrniso ! all Impurities.
fUPIDENE ntrcngthensnnilrestorcssmallwcr.lct.rFin' .
Tlio riason Riifrercri nro not curcil i > jIorlnrM Is lur iuii > nlnctr per cent uro trouhlci ! with
oolallt- . curiHKNEIsthi'oniyl'nuwnrpmMlrtnciirowlllionlmioiKntloii. WOO testimoni
als. A wrH'encunr.intc oelvn and money returned II six lintin dooa not eilVct a iicniiuiuutcuro ,
ttLCO a box , sli for $5 03 , l > / mall. Bend for rucu cirri lir and tostlraonluts.
Address DA VOIj .KEmt'ENK C . , X' . O. IJox AJ70 , Baa Vtrichco , Cnl. Cor Gale t <
f of iinctlc.il Mean n practical ednratlon
_ „ _ _ _ _ 1 forjourd nuliti rs Int-LkcllnKUKlinnl homo for
her creat euro f ho ilil I iw-rcKeil. lor 11 ni.inv c iw < It IH tlm fonmtlve
i HVl 9 purloU und the IIOIUUM - imacaliiidiittlili titiitflnlliiciiioliLr future lite.
* / COLLEGE Columbia , Mo.
K/xSfU imii-cIiMillnnrirynti ) nortliv th < iitronnconf pi
Military Academy , 1
85th Aciuleiulc Term AV1II Oiieii
dny , Seiit. ( till.
The Academy Courre Is thorough In the Prepar
atory , faenlor and Ol.imleal Grndci" Muplo Pi >
[ mrtmcnt on the plun of the beet Conservatories
of nuiopt , Is under the clniKe of u complete
corpn of teacher ? btudlo moilrlled on the great
AH SchoolH of Hurope Dinulni ; mid imlntliiK
from life iiMd the antique 1'honoKr.iphy and
Tjpe 'Writing tuUKht Uullillngs equipped with
Flre lbcape A gepatute department foi chHJren
undei 13 -\PI > 1 > foi catalogue to 1)1 reelren
of ( lie Ariiilem > .
ST. M\Itl'S AOlimiY ,
\otre Diiine , 1 . O. St. .loNeiili Co. , Ind ,
CliiNNlt'N , liettefh , Selenee , I.IMI. Civil ,
Metsliniileal and Kluuli Icul iiiBln ; ' ' 'i-
TliorotiKli I'rcjiiifiilorj mil ( iiiiimer-
elul C'oiil'Hi-M. l.'cckfiai'icn ! st 11 ntx ut
gpcclnl lateu
llooniH tiee. Junlon or Senloi M-HI Col.
legate Coureet hi. Uilitnril'H Hull , for buja
under It
The lOTtli Term nil ) open s < . | ileiulier
Till , 1SI7. ! Cut n I ii K u < - ' cult Tree on up
plication to
ltoA. . MorrlKHcj , C. s , r. . I'reNlilenl.
\ naal Miufn Jlitritioii ) I oinpnflUon luaiualk All lit )
cuti < n IMwirtt I ull icini I trfUih I bur * U ; hcl | U I Mini"
tiuto Unt.tl.ini'malie.t tip * lulls j H&TTMAI IT I > lr
HOUNDED 1803 Tor the lilglier tduialion of
young nomen. ClnttUul and bclcntlllu coumo if
study. 1'repaiutory and Optional Vtur l > etmi
Btpt. Id , 16U7 Sllt-S J1"A AI.W3N
1'rln , Uradford Ma
HonrtllnK Hchool for Olrls A beautiful suburb of
Chlcaiio a foirinllea north of tmi tlty DolUl.t-
/ul IHIIIIO UKorlallons ant ! indkl ttiorouch ciiurkes
nr ttu.ly . UluMratud ratitlu.Mie oji iiiipllcralon
Mr . Sla.y KCTCK llulnuiU. Itrnllvfurlb , ill.
. . . .H , , . WOMEN DomTBpr
JllKli ( rnulobninisbanaC'laMlcalrotiopI , Uleiirr. flu
ilcAit > ui > ( .n Ctrtincaleiulinllilii VVcllctb tfmllli ,
\utn > r , Mt Jloljoko , riirrHnjioniKiiro wllPlteil t < t
catn'oit Uilre K.t III 11 ittn.i.M , rrli..J tn iilllclll
and desertion. He utatfti In his petition
that they were marrltd In Omaha January
18 , 1&92. and have one child a boy about 2.
years old Ho allcgrn that Nou-mber 1 '
ISyc , liU ulfu dcnertcd hrr home and child.
Uo esks that she be enjoined from ferrying
put a threat to tea | their child und that he
bo given a divorce and thb custody of the ,
Infant. '
The pi lees nt vvlik-li vo nre
t inodlcliies piilmnesanil plmt-
iiiiiL-uiitk-als Is int lee low to rulnilt of
any i-tt-illt nnd wo tlicioloro must le-
niliKl oiiililciiils that ( Mhli-aiul cnfili
onl.vMIC . tlio lei nib tlmt KO with pi Ices
quoted liolow
25e Allen's Toot HJSC lo
HO 1'ilnei' ( eleij C'onipouint . ?
t'i lt < 1'eifumed 'Jnkuin J'oniler .
II (0 ( Muiinx Wine foil l.lvel Oil . 74u
. . ' „ lilt , ux Mum i Duun l'o\ulci Ho
II CO Ilood'u .Sumipnrllli
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S i III ni | "u i n ( In u j 1'iorphat
(1 i ' i tin rinululi 11 . < " 0
. ! r , MVII i Tenth HiiiiK\Vimil'r | ) . . . Ho
it nil Mulhii'ii rrliml . " < o
l.itinili'i melllni , ' 'alts .
'i I IniltlH VV iilrr .
i'li Aincilia liiilnii Colujm
S , caki Violet ( ill I II ittunilllt buap for . lOo
D Others May Say D
LJ Tlmt tlioriiiiuli mill eiiieful D
Dti-eiitiiient mill proper i lien- a
, .lion iMiinol ! > ' fmnlHlied lit
[ j ( he low fee eiiHk. lr. Sheiiiiril n
r = i mill hlN Hldlleil | iliMlrln M
I I | ri til liiiiHli cilo lit iitlenlN eon- a
nhliuill ) , Unix ennlilliiK Ihi-iu to D
iill < * r hit. Mi'i-vliMN nl n minth
leuN rule thmi IN I'hnijti'il li > a
[ = { llioko iloelni-H vvlin Imv mil ) a
I | Niuiill friK'tliiii of hlH iilmiie nf j
I 1 inaellee. ( nil or nrlte.
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