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Tee OealgaWel eearr Affordee k
Traitor aUele Aereee lee fUeklea.
A' unique excuraion waa recently ar
ranged tjr the Union PaclDc Railroad
.....,. 4 . - ifMCt
men, representing the leading metro
politan Journals of the eontry. were
Invited to meet at the Brown Palace
hotel, Denver, Colo., for a trip on the
Wyoming dlvlelon, "Tbi Overland
Route," for the purpose of viewing tbe
stupendous engineering achievements
recently made on that line.
The train was made up of two pri
vate cars, three Pullman palace sleep
ers, a dining car, drawn by one of the
new compound engines, with an obser
vation car constructed on the same
plan aa a trolley car ahead of the
No more striking example Is afford
ed of the progress of today than the
stupendous undertaking of the Union
One hundred and fifty-eight and
four-tenths miles of new track laid,
reducing the mileage between Omaha
and Ogden by 30.47 miles, and reduc
ing gradients which varied from 45.4
to 97.68 feet to the mile to a maxi
mum of 43.3 feet, and curves from 6
to 4 degrees, while a great deal of bad
curvature has been eliminated en
tirely. A mountain removed and lost into
a chasm; huge holes bored hundreds
of feet through solid granite; an under
ground river encountered and over
come; an army of men,, with all sorts
of mechanical aids, engaged In the
work for nearly a year; the ereat Un
ion Pacific track between Omaha and
Ogden made shorter, heavy grades
eliminated, old scenery changed for
new, uid the business of the great
Overland route flowing through a new
channel, without tbe sllgwt Inter
ruption. Millions of money have heen spent
to reduce the grades and shorten ths
This reduction Is the result of
straightening unnecessary curves, and
Id.i construction of several cutoff be
tween Buford and Bear river, Utah.
Buford Is on tbe eastern slope of the
Black Hills, 545 miles west of Coun
cil BluffB and twenty-seven miles west
of Cheyenne. The cutoffs required the
construction of 158 miles, of which
29.63 miles are between Buford and
Laramie. 15.34 miles between Howell
and Hutton, saving 3.11 miles; 3.9
miles on tbe Laramie plains between
Cooper's Lake and Lookout, saving .3$
of a mile; 25.94 miles between Look
cut and M .ine Bow, 21III further
vest, saving 12.03 mlli s; R J 5 miles
between Allen Junction jn.i Dana, sav
ing 3.87 miles; 42.83 miles between
Rawlins and Tipton, saving 1.44
miles; 10.64 miles between Green River
end Bryan, saving .45 of a mile, and
21.56 miles between Leroy and Bear
River, saving 9.5G miles.
The curvature cured la about one-
half, the grading about the same,
whtlo the angles are reduced nearly
The superiority of these changes is
apparent to tbe practical railroad en
gineer. It Is alno apparent to the op
erating department In the reduction In
operating expenses, and to the trav
eler In the lnereaed speed the trains
ran make. The change In alignment
of the lino In marked. West of Bu
ford the track ran northwestward to
the Ames monument, near Sherman,
and then took a sharp turn to the
southwest over Dale creek, crossing
It by a bridge 135 feet high an ele
vation trying to the nerves and from
thence due north to Laramie. "The
new line runs due west from Buford,
avoiding the high huls and eighty-eight-foot
grade from Cheyenne, and
piercing through cuts and tbe big tun
nel, crosses the Black Hills at a grade
of less than one-half (43.3 feet) over
mountain altitude. From Leroy tbe
country Is literally a coal bed. Here
the new line makes another reduction
and enters the Bear river valley on an
From a constructive standpoint tne
line Is remarkable for tbe amount of
material required In the construction
of immense embankments and tbe
building of large tunnels through
solid rock. Tbe construction of tbe
new line between Buford and Laramie
alone has Involved tbe excavation of
500.000 cubic yards of material, one
third of which (exclusive of tbe tunnel
excavation) bas been solid rock, or
something over 160,000 cubic yards per
Soma of tbe embankments of ths
zvs rcsU4 have bees ressarkable
for their height and the large quan
tities of material to construct the
same over seemingly abort distances.
Tbe two most .difficult embankments
were et Dale creek, southwest of Sher
man, and across the Sherman branch
uf (AO iiUUe Tree vtwli, fcoutht&st at
Sherman. The embankment at tbe
crossing of Dale creek Is 130 feet
high. 900 feet long, and involved the
handling of 600,000 cubic yards. At
the crossing of tbe Sherman brsncb
of Lone Tree creek the embankment
Is 12S feet high at Its point of treat
est helghth and Involved tbe handling
of over 290,000 cubic yards.
Too much credit for this work can
not be given to Horace O. Burt, pres
ident of tbe Union Pacific railroad,
for bcldueO of conception of these Im
provements; for ability to convince
the company of the wisdom of the out
lay, and following the nertmury ap
propriation by the company, for the
execution nf the work In a phenome
nally abort time. Deputising bis lieu
tenant, Mr. E. Dickinson, general
manager, and Mr. J. B, Berry, chief
engineer, to commence and complete
the work, under their direction the
contractors assembled a large army of
laborers and gathered a vast array of
modern machinery, mucji of which
vas need for tbe Brat time In railroad
building. Thus, without stopping for
oay the eeaaelees flow of an enor
mow trafle, the Union Pacific ofll
data la leas than two yesrs completed
great work which ordinarily would
? required ve years.
The) exearaloa was replete wtth
May totereaUng incidents, and the
3 'lead Id hospitality of tbe Union Pa
le oCclals waa a revelation. Tbe
newspaper mea evinced melr appre
ciation la many ways, particularly In
reeohrUoa of thanka to tbe Union
Tuiil oCclals while the train waa
0Rf rear the Devil s Slide In pic
tzzzzz) Vctar canyon.
LITTLE. BUT MIGHTY.
Fes' trMgth mt ta Pirate ml she
The flea possesses all the piratical
instincts thirst for blood, rapacity,
cruelty. Me la. further, as Ingenious
In devising tortures as he is untiring
In the torment of his victims. Tbe
flea la built upon the lines that make
him forever hungry. But bis contin
uous performance appetite Is far from
being tbe oldest thing about him. Pro
portionately to sixe be Is tbe Samson
of the universe. If the elephant had
the same relative strength be could
come near to oversetting a steel
framed skyscraper. A flea, wingless,
with a body out of all proportion to
bis bead, and all over less than the
sixteenth of an Inch In length, will
leap upon a plane surface more than
a yard. This, too, when he has been
hatched in hair, or straw, or sand, and
never known what it was to have a
full meal. More marvelous still, he
will spring perpendicularly upward
from one to two feet. Fancy a man
or boy standing flatfooted and all of
a sudden leaping over a church spire.
Wonderful things have been done with
fleas. They have been put Into gold
collars and set to drag about lengths
of gold chain at least 10 times their
own weight Further, an Ingenious
goldsmith back In the leisurely seven
teenth century made a coach and four
In Ivory and gold, with a coachman on
the box, postilion and outriders, yet all
so tidy It was dragged by a pair of
fleas working In gold collars. They
worked under a bell glass and were
exhibited In London and Paris. To
fight like cats and dogs is the synonym
of continuing strife, but even cats and
dogs do not fight so bitterly as cat fleas
and dog fleas. Oddly enough, the cat
fleas are bigger than the dog fleas, so
should be always victors. But here as
elsewhere condition tells. If the cat
fleas are lazy and luxurious fat they
can never grow the small, lean, keen
beaked dog fleas kill them out. A
flea's beak is sharp and hard, some
thing like a bird's, only more pointed.
A flea bite is not poisonous, save and
except in rare cases where a flea bas
previously been biting Infected tissue.
Certain French scientists have shown
that both fleas and bedbugs could thus
carry tubercular infection. Further,
rats and rat fleas are greatly dreaded
as helping to spread the fearful bu
bonic plague. Washington Evening
LATEST IN BRIDE'S CAKES.
Faehion Derreee to be Id
Wedding cake boxes are In any de
sign which the bride is pleased to or
der. If she gives the intitructions long
enough in advance. At present, how
ever, there is a tasteful preference for
severe shapes, with dependence upon
the best materials for distinction.
Heavy "white water color" papers are
the proper sort for the covering of
boxes, on the tops or sides of which
tbe monogams, usually of both bride
and bridegroom, are blended in relief,
either In white or In gold and silver.
Ribbons for tying the boxes are of
moire, taffeta or satin. Tbe bride's
cake Is exclusively the bride's. What
ever the amount of cake previously
stored In boxes for the guests to carry
away as they pass out, there Is always
an especially decorated cake among
the goodies served to the guests. It
Is Intended frequently that the bride
herself shall cut the cake In the pres
ence of the guests, especially her
maids, who expect to find in it a gold
ring or eome other article foretelling
the marrying within a year of the
finder. A bride lately took high
handed hold of tradition and substi
tuted a heart for the ring of our fore
mothers' superstition. Some persons
account for the bride's cake by saying
that It originally was a sample of what
she could do in tbe way of fanciful
housekeeping; her wedding cake was
tftr chef d'oeuvre. Whatever it may
have been, tbe confectioner takes tbe
hazard now. and the dear girl Is re
lieved of any possslble last-minute dis
satisfaction with ber accomplishments.
Wedding cakes are sent any distance.
One New York maker of cakes whose
pastry has long been famous, shipped
an ornamental bride's cake with dis
tinguished success 6,000 miles to Libre
ville, Gaboon, West Africa.
ThA nroserntln attorney In a law
suit bad waxed especially Indignant
at thn defendant, whom he character
ized as an "abandoned, baneful, cyn
ical, diabolical, execrable, felonious,
rr.lv hateful. Irresponsible. Jaun
diced, knavish, luiy, meddlesome, nox
ious, outrageous and profligate row
dy " "The learned counsel on the otn-
er side," said tbe ottorney for tbe de
fendant, when he rose to reply, "should
have put his adjectives In a hat and
shaken tbem up a little before using.
You must have noticed, gentlemen of
the Jury, that they were In regular al
nh. hetical order. This shows that be
selected them from a dictionary, be
ginning with 'a.' He stopped at 'P.'
hut in his manner of reproducing them
he bas given us the 'cue' as to how he
got them." This turned the laugb
asalnst the other lawyer and be lost
the case. London Tlt-Blts.
Balttlaf tm Hertweet Territory.
ranada la now the only country In
tbe world offering free land to home
.kara of limited means. Fifty thou
sand Immigrants are each year enter
ing her ports, and 76 per cent or tneae
people go at once to the Northweat
Tk verv latest novelty In corsets
. luithine miruoses. Is made of per
forated rubber mysteriously stiffened
eo that It answer! all tbe requirements
of a genuine comet.
Ta Teach PrMtleal aeekeealaf.
Mrs. St. Justin Beale is soon to open
a school in New York to teach girls
of all nationalities how to cook, wash,
sweep, dust and perform all the prac
tical duties of the household. A
strong effort will be made to Instill
lu tiieiu tact, poiileueae, paiiiuCS,
tidiness, kindness and silence. Lunch
es, fashionable dinners and ball sup
pers will be served on the shortest
notice. Dressmaking, millinery, halr
dressing and other, things in tbia line
are to be put in.
Lot la a Cop for Cerere.
Arthur Bird, a wealthy resident of
Sidney, N. Y., bas inaugurated a move
ment among school children to present
a loving cup to Admiral Cervera, the
Spanish naval commander. Mr. Bird
Is an enthusiastic admirer of Admiral
Schley, but thinks the American sail
or's counterpart In the Spanish ser
vice is the man who steamed out of
Santiago knowing be went to destruc
Mttle Dmaoc'i Odd Cu.tom.
At Little Dunmow, In Essex, a flitch
of bacon Is given yearly to such mar
ried couples as can. declare upon oath
that they have not quarreled and have
not wished themselves unmarried for
a year and a day. Tbe custom was
established in 1444.
Wabaaha Haara Good Kaws.
Wabasha, Minn, August 19th:
George Huber of this town suffered
from Kidney Trouble and Back-Ache.
He was very bad. Dodd's Kidney Pills,
a new remedy, has cured him complete
ly. He Is now quite well and able to
work. He says Dodd's Kidney Pills are
worth their weight In gold.
News comes to hand almost every
day of wonderful cures by Dodd's Kid
ney Pills, which, although but recently
introduced In this country, bas already
made many warm friends by its splen
did results in the most serious cases of
Brlght's Disease, Diabetes, Dropsy,
RheumatUm, and Back-Ache.
No tiooil Unleae Cricketer.
An Illustration of the growing de
mand for athletic clergymen was re
cently given by a country curate, who,
says the London Telegraph, received
notice to quit because he was not a
good cricket player. Though unexcep
tionable in other respects, his vicar
declared that "what this parish really
needs is a good, fast bowler, with a
break from the off."
To tk Ladies:
Don't let your grocer sell you 12 oz.
package of laundry starch for 10 cents when
you cqlI get 16 oz. of the very best starch
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and you must have it OXDZK FROM Y0VH J03CEDL If
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A Prc::t Ixij Ri!t:d Frn a Sick C:J ij Pa-rra-
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3 MRS. E. A. CROZIER.
Mrs. E. A. Crosier, Senior Vice Presi
dent of the James Morgan Post, W. R,
C, the largest corps in Minnesota,
writes from "The Landour," 9th and
Nicollet, Minneapolis. Minn., as follows:
"Pleate accept hearty- thank on
behalf of Peruna, that wonderful med
icine which raited me from a tick bed
and made a strong and well woman of
me In two weekt. I suffered with
bearing-dawn pains, backache and con
tinual headache, and found no relief
until I tried Peruna. It cured me com'
pletely, and I feel at young and well
at when 18. I with every woman
knew the merit of the medicine, and
no home would be without It "Mr.
B. A. Crozler.
Mrs. Wm. Henderson, Bordulac, N.
I waa troubled witb very serious
Love Is the only lever long enough
to reach tbe heart.
DO TOCB CLOTHES LOOK TELLOWT
If so, use Red Cross Ball Blue. It will make
them white as snow. 'I oz. package 5 cents.
Belgium, according to the census
Just taken, has 6,800,000 Inhabitants.
Montreal has over a hundred miles
of electric road.
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MAGNETIC STARCH MFG. CO.
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female weakness; had spells of flowing
that exhausted me so that I feared I
would lose my mind. I suffered un
told agony with my back, the pain ex
tending down my left leg. My pain
was so severe that I would have wel
comed death at any moment so no one
need wonder that I recommend Peruna
so highly, for It cured me entirely of
that Not a sign of pain bas returned.
and that will soon be two years now.
"I am glad that there is a way I can
speak, trusting that many a sufferer will
read my testimonial, and not only read
but believe. Mrs. Wm. Henderson.
FOB WOMEN ONLY.
Free Treatment Dnrlnjr Hot Weather ay
AJM i "'l
By the assistance of an experienced
staff of physicians, Dr. Hartman pro
poses to direct the treatment of sev
eral tnousana women, who, lor one
reason or another are ailing.
Each patient sends name, symp
toms, and a short description of previ
ous treatment, and are entered in the
doctor's books as regular patients.
The treatment is directed from time
to time as may be found necessary
by tbe doctor, without charge. Every
letter and name is held strictly confi
dential, and in no case will any one
be published except by the express
wish of the patient herself.
These cases are treated with the
same care and fidelity as the private
patients of a regular family physician.
During the past year a large number of
cases have been cured. Every item of
the treatment is directed for which no
charge whatever Is made.
Address Dr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium Columbus,
Ohio, for free treatment
First-born children excel later born
in stature and weight -
Xfl re. Wlnalow-a (toothing Syrup.
Yorcblldren teeth'nit, softens the gums, reducea xr
temmetlon. allay, paia.curea wind toilc ilea bottle.
"A sense of duty" is sometimes but
a mean indulgence of spite.
Love letters may not be legal docu
ments, but they chronicle court proceedings.
made for the same
more starch for the
To the Dealers:
GO SLOW In placing orders for 12-oty
Laundry Starch. You won't be able to sell 12
ounces for 10 cents while your competitor offers
16 ounces for the same money. ,
DEFIANCE STARCH IS THE BIGGEST
THE BEST COLD WATER STARCH MADE.
No Chromos, no Premiums, but a better
starch, and one-third more of it, than is con
tained in any other package for the price.
Having adopted every idea in the manufac
ture of starch which modern invention has made
possible, we offer Defiamce Starch, with every
confidence in giving satisfaction. Consumer
are becoming more and more dissatisfied with
the prevalent custom of getting 5c. worth of
starch and 5c. worth of some useless thing, when
they want 10c. worth of starch. Wc give no
premiums with Defiance Starch, relying on M Qual
ity and Quantity' as the more satisfactory
method of getting business. Yon take no
chances in pushing this article, we give an ab
solute guarantee with every package told and
authorize dealers to take back any starch that a
made arrangements to advertise it thoroughly,
yoa cannot get it from him, write ui.
Do Yoa Irrigated lead sever fail te
tlmiym-t dare Sure Crope, Mf Cry pi, Vi
able crope every pear, ueea
market. We will ebow yoa free of ehaiwt
COLORADO COLONY CO.,
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IS THE SHORTEST LINE
IS 5V FFA.LO SSS&
KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, CHICAOO
AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS.
o. a aum, Omi iw iHi n
required to harvest the grain crop of WtaV
era u an ad a.
The moat bond-
ant yield on tbe Con
tinent. Reporta are
that tbe average
yield of No. 1 Hard
wheat in Western
Canada will be over
thirty bushels to the acre. Prices for farm
help will be excellent. Splendid Ranohlng
Lands adjoining the Wheat Belt.
Excursions will be run from all points ta
tbe United States to tbo Free Grant Lands.
Secure a home at once, and if yoa wish to
purchase at prevailing prices, and secure
the advantage of tbe low rates, apply for
literature, rates, etc., to F. Pidlst,
Superintendent Immigration, Ottawa, Can
ada, or to W. V. Bennett, Canadian Gov
ernment Agent, 801 New York Life Bldg.,
When visiting Buffalo, do not fail to see
the Canadian Exhibit at the Pan-American.
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