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4' A New Parlor Game For the
Long Winter Evenings
"Co to your dealer and buy a pound
package of " 20 .Mule Team" BORAX.
Cut off the top panel from package
and mail to Pacific Coast Borax Co. ,
Chicago , 111. , with 4c in stamps and the
"WHIZ gome will be promptly sent you
WHIZ , the New Parlor Card game ,
Is composed ofM handsomely printed
-cards inclosed in a flap case with full
.and complete rules for playing. Eu-
-ierfaining , instructive or educational ,
tfliid am be played by all the family.
Similar games cost r > 0c in the shops.
You can get it PI IDE.
TistL)5 IMIvery of Iron.
The stone age , bronze age and Iron
.ape so overlap one another it is ; m-
poFsible to say just when one begins
or ends. Men began to use both bronze
and iron long before stone had ceased
to be usod. In fact , America was in
the st'ine age so late as its discovery
, by Columbus 400 years ago. It is safe
to say that history proper and the iron
age were born together anywhere from
S,0 ( . > to ] < M 00 years ago. It is more
than likely that men gained their first
Informal ! m concerning the properties
.of iron through experiments with the
.pieces of it that had fillen from the
sky in the shape of meteors. New
II hen in iiJIsrn.
It has been siid : that to know
.Rheumatism really is. one must Imag-
jne oneself squeezed in a powerful
% 'ise ; one turn more and Neuralgia
will be felt ; and the few final twists
will givp : m idea of the condensed mis
ery uf Gout. Be that as it may , Rheu-
snatiun is one of the most excruciat-
Jngly ! : > ' ; jful diseases1 which afllict hu
manity. It is not always dangerous ,
nnlrs it extends to the heart , and then
the risk i < = greatly increased. This dis
ease , although not always immediately
dangerous , as already observed , will , if
not cheeked , gradually undermine the
pafieiu'3 health ; while it wastes the
zmTsck-s , disorganizes the joints , and
renders the sufferer a cripple. Innu-
snerahle remedies have been suggested
for the relief and cure of this most
painful disease ; but the safest and
-surest application in the world is St
Jacobs Oil , which never fails to cure
Rheumatism , unless there be serious
-foinjilicalions with established organic
disease , and even then relief will be
5 -r * . . ( > iii ; t'VI
Nan Whore do poor , dear Lil and the
husband sli , bis managed to get at last
Jo spend their honevrnoon ?
Fan There won't be any honeymoon.
Sh * * s a. wasp.
How's This ?
V V offer One Hundred Dollars Howard for
anv C.ISP of Catarrh that cannot lie cured by
JJiiJi"- " Catarrh C ir"
P. J. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo. 0.
We. the undersigned. have known F. J.
< 'he.ey for the last lii years , and believe
him perfectly honorahle In nil business trans
action * , and financially able to carry out any
oblation- ; made by .his lirm.
WAtniNO. IvINXAN & MATTriN.
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O.
Hairs Catarrh Cure is taken internally ,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surface * of the system. Testimonials sem
frcv. Price , 7. > c. per bottle. Sold by all
Take Hall's Family IMlls for constipation.
I.c : ! > i % < - .
"Do you preach \\iihout notes , " que
ried a member of the church commit
tee that was seeking a pastor to Gil a
"Well , " rejoined the good man with
< a merry twinkle in his eye , "I some
times have o"casion to use bank notes. "
Mrs. Winslmv's Soothing Syrup for Child-
pen U'Cttiing. softens the gunib , ieduces in
< : iimn.ati < > n. allays pain , cures wind colic.
23c a bottle.
All llio I\roro Il
Woman of the House A big , strong
tnau like you going aroimd bogging I You
ought to be ashamed of yourself I
Tuflfold Knnft ( touching bis eyes with
0. grimy handkerchief ) I am. mum. It
mortifies me 'most to death. Folks giner'-
iy treats me well on that account , mum.
A RK.U'TlrTL WATCH FOP FIICH
T lnc ! who ship us $ "i worth of hides or
to th"-f nho Imy guns or traps to that
amount. N. W. Hide A : Fur Co. , Minneap
1" suiting : .
I'm not going to that female barber
again. There's a rude girl there ,
ion't you know. . "
"What did she say ? "
"Why. she looked at my mustawsh
.flnd awsked me if I would have it
sponged off or rubbed in. "
Nothing can be better than Nature's
snild laxative , Garfield Tea. Made of
Herbs , it overcomes constipation and in
digestion , purifies the blood and eradicates -
ic si Thirst for Kiioivleilre.
Caller 1 wish you would tell me what
the i < -i ! difference is between a Stradivarius -
< rius nn < I any other violin.
Information Editor Well , sometimes
it is as ujueh a * S- .
That la LAXATIVE P.UOMO QUININE , lyv
ior tie ! signature of K. W. GUOVE. Used thr
World over to Cure a Cold in One day. 25c.
Hospital Physician ( to reassure him )
That jnakc $ yon see is not a real one ,
Jelirium Tremcns Patient You see it ,
00 , do jou , doc ? Ah , ha !
For Infants anil Children.
Tiie Kind You Have Always Bought
' Baars the X y / S/--
< / * -
Signature of ( . T M
The Senate Friday gave attention to L
/pooeh on the Aldrieh currency bill by
Senator CIny of ( Jeorgia. Mr. Clay's
declaration in favor of the issuance of
paper money by the government provoked
a controversy between him and Republi
can Senators. Senators Lodge and Teller
both gave their views on the policy of
issuing paper money by the government.
At 2 r.'JO p. in. the Senate adjourned until
.Monday. Oratory in the House gave way
to legislation , with the result that mate
rial jiro ns was made in the executive.
legislative awl judicial bill. It met with
comparatively smooth sailing until on
points of order by Mr. Mncon of Arkan
sas the proposed increases in salaries of
the assistant socrotaru s of the several de
partments were stricken out. Mr. Macon
explained his action by saying that an ap
propriation bill was not the place for
such legislation. With nearly two-thirda
of the bill disposed of , the House ad
The Senate was not in session Satur
day. Discussion in the House dwelt
mainly on amendments providing for in-
cren es in the salaries of the surveyors
general of the several States , in each
case the amendment was rejected. But
little progress with Hie bill had been
made , when the House adjourned until
After a brief executive session Monday
the Sennte rdored the doors closed and
for several hours diseu ed the Wether-
spoon nomination. An agreement was
reached to consider the ocean mail sub
sidy bill on Wednesday. The legislative ,
executive and judicial appropriation bill ,
one of the h\rre. supply measures of the
government , was passed by the House.
The amount carried by it is practically
as reported by the committee ? oU-
In the Senate Tuesday the Aldrieh bill
was opposed by Mr. Stone of Missouri.
lie argued in advocacy of the plan foi
government guarantee of deposits in na
tional banks , and Senator Uncoil ol
( JeorgSa tonic occasion to oppose that prop
osition. Mr. r.acon declared that if such
a plan were put into effect State hanks
\\ould be put out of business , as their
deposits would find their way into na
tional banks. The bill to revise the crim
inal tode was considered during a couple
of hours. Speaker t'annon's presidential
) > oem was given a boost in the lIeu s
when Mr. I'ontoll of Illinois brought the
subject to the fore as the climax of a hall
hour's speed' . His remarks were based
on tlio fact that Tuesday was the thirty-
fourth anniversary of Mr. Cannon's first
speech in the House. Most of the day
was taken up by a discussion of the bill
to provide for taking the next census.
A speech by Senator Johnston of Ala
bama on th" Aldrieh currency bill and a
statement by Senator Hale , chairman of
the committee on naval affairs , concern
ing the proposed investigation of charges
of defects in construction of battle ships ,
were the chief subjects of interest before
the Senate Wednesday. The. bill pro
viding for the taking of rhe thirteenth
census occupied mo = ; t of the rime of the
House. 1'rogre s with it was slow be
cause of numerous amendments offered.
The bill wa > amended in one important
particular , however , and that was limit
ing the census to the mainland of the
T'uitod States. Alaska. Hawaii and Porto
llico. Mr. Henry of Texas urged the Ke-
pnblican * to bring in an employers' lia
bility bill and a bill requiring notice be
fore the issiiii'ico of federal injunction .
The Senate adjourned a few minutes
after convening Thursday morning out of
respect to Senator Latimer of South Car
olina. whoso death was announced. Most
of the time the House was in session was
consumed by the reading of impeachment
charges offered by Mr. Waldo of Now
York against Federal Judge Lobbins It.
Wilfley of the Tinted States Court at
Shanghai. China , which wore referred to
the committee o the judiciary. The
House adjourned early as a mark of re
spect to Senator l.alinior.
Discussion still continues in European
papers concerning the case of Mr. Lo-
iroine. the alleged diamond maker of
Paris , who Sir Julius Wernhcr of the De
I leers Minincr Company recently prose
cuted on the charge of swindling him out
of $ ' > 2(10 ( ) ( in connection with the financ
ing of a company to exploit Lomoino's
artificial diamond formula. Since Lo-
inoino's arrest it has come out that he did.
not confine his operations to Wernlior ,
hut sold a half interest in his secret teen
on < " Edgar Cohen , a London capitalist ,
who has made public the formula attach
ed to the contract drawn at the time of
his investment. The main points of this
formula are the heating of a mixture of
iron . " < > parts , hoi on " > " > parts and ani
mal charcoal 1.1 parts in an electrical fur
nace boated to a temperature of1.000 de
grees. A current of carbonic acid gas is
turned on at the s-ame time to drive out
the oxygon. Diamond makers and chem
ists appear to bo skeptical about the gen-
cinene > s of this formula , notwithstanding
that Armstrong asserts that ho saw Lo
moino's secret diamond making process.
and that it is entirely hona fide. The Into
M. Maissan. who received ono of the No-
jol prizes for his discoveries , succeeded
in making very line particles , known as
diamond dust , but which had no commer
SPABKS PSOM THE WIRES.
Fire destroyed the Pine Tree Worsted
Company's plant at Putnam , Conn. Loss
Fire destroyed the roumlhnu.-e and IMU-
? hino shop uf the Central New Knghind
L'nSlroad at Fishkill Landing , N. "fi Loss
Miss Alice Ilollis. who is totally blind ,
sailed from New York on the .steamer
Statendam , on her way to Weishad' n.
> rmanliere she hopes to ic < i"or her
HALE A BILLIOH FOB CANALS.
Stupendous Scheme of Senator New-
lands , of Nevada.
Congress at its present session will
face the greatest scheme for th < * ag
grandizement of the commerce of the
country that was
ever presented. It
will have before it
the bill of Senator
Newlands of X.--
vada , creati- ! ! -i
first fund of $ . " > " . -
( tM.UGO for au in-
; ; ind waterwa\ par
alleling the sho'.vs
, f the Atlantic a'i.1
i. ( , . NI\\ LANDS.me VJIMI " . .ii. .i
: : i'd contemplating
Sri' ' J.C.Oto ( ( ) ; within the next ten years.
It may not piss at this -
that it mu < t p-s-s. : or that some meas
ure of commensurate magnitude must
speedily be adopted , every man in Amer
ican public life , from minor politician
to far-seeing statesman , has already
conceded. There is no choice , no alter
native , unless it be the choice of pur
Senator Newlands , who introduced
the bill , is one of the experts selected
by the President as specially qualified
for membership in tie Inland Water
ways Commission the Nevada auth. r-
ity whose broad knowledge of the sub
ject ranks him with Frederick II. New
ell , the director of the reclamation ser
vice : Dr. W. J. MKJee. the distinguish
ed expert of the geological bureau ;
Gifford. Pinclior , Hie government for
ester : Senator Warner of Missouri ,
who has been one of the mo' t thorough
ly versed students of the plan , and
Representative Burton , long acknowl
edged as the Congressman qualified to
peak the last word of wisdom upon
the needs of the country's rivers and
"In the next ten years , " declares
Senator Newlands , "the United States
should spend at leaf f $ oOO.OOOUOO in
the improvement of inland waters. The
government should enter into this work
in every section of the country , on the
Pacific coast , the Atlantic coast , the
Gulf coast , and along the Mississippi
river and its tributaries. "
The proposal is to cut a channel at
the northern end of the intercoastal
canal , from Barnstable bay , north of
' 'ape Cod. to Buzzard's Bay , giving ac
cess to the comparatively smooth wat
ers of Buzzard's bay and an inner pas
sage down Long Island sound to the
Delaware and Raritan . canal , at Perth
The Delaware and Raritan. deepen
ed , is to give access to the Delaware
river at Trenton. N. J. . whence there
will be the route of natural water
courses to the Chesapeake and Dela
ware canal , which extends across the
narrow neck of Delaware and ( he east
ern shore of Maryland. This will pro
vide a ship route from the Delaware
river to the Chesapeake bay.
Down the Chesapeake bay the route
proceeds to Norfolk and down the
south branch of the Elizabeth river.
It is likely to cut across Currituck
sound , through Coanjock bay , across
North Carolina , into Albemarlo sound
and on through Croatan sound into
Cutting through the Beaufort , it has
access , by means of various cuttings , to
an inland route paralleling the whole
Atlantic coa > t line down to Florida ,
and then on. skirting the Gulf of Mexico
ice and admitting the enormous traffic
of the Mississippi , to Texas and to the
motif7i of the Rio Grande. . -
The University of Wisconsin will havr
four coaches to make its football eleven
for next seas n.
The Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago
is preparing for an increased interest in
yacht racing on the Great Lakes.
The Grinnell track team. last year the
champions of Iowa , will make a strong
bid for the same honors this spring.
The management at Nebraska has of
fered the Thanksgiving football date to
Ames , the game to be played in Lincoln.
In a roller skating contest at Chit ago
Miss Pinkerton and Miss Soncliard cov
ered fifty-one miles and eight laps in four
In connection \\ith the Cuban winter
festival it has been decided to inaugurate
horse racing on a new track at Buena
Vista , near Havana.
On a slushy track at Oakland. Cnl. . the
host race the other day was the seven-
furlong event , .which was won by Ra
leigh , in a game finish.
Louis Drill , one of St. Paul's vcornn
catchers , who played with Pueblo. Colo. ,
last season , will manage the Torn- Haute ,
Ind. , team this season.
At Los Angeles. CaL. Battling Nelson
was given the worst beating inten round *
that he ever received. Rudolph Unholx
won on the bit. beating the Dane at ovv\
'kind of fighting which the former light
weight champion introduced.
George liackeuschmidt of Russia easih
defeated Joseph Rogers. American , in thf
wrestling match at Oxford music hall.
London , for the championship of tin
The girls' basketball team of the Srate
agricultural school defeated the girls o [
Drnmmond hall. Minneapolis , in the ar
mory at the agricultural school , by a
store of 31 to 3.
At South Bead , Ind. . in a wrestling
match for a ? 400 purse "Wild Joe" Col
lins of Wisconsin defeated Dan McBride
of Cleveland , winning two successive falls
in 31 and 23 minutes.
W r $ ! UaP * ' 's A.
? " ' - & A.4
j&f. ' &A
1400 Richard II. , King of England ,
lull ) Cortex sailed from Cuba to invade
1GS9---William and Mary enthroned in
1700 The British warship Ramillics ,
with crow of TOO , sailed from Ply-
Kiout h on a voyage that ended in a
wreck and the loss of all on board
1TC3 French and Indian war ended by
treaty of Paris.
177. Chatham presented his motion to
Parliament for conciliation with
3770 Col. Pickeus. with a force of Carolina
lina militia , defeated the Tories west
of Broad river.
17SO The British , under Sir Henry Clin
ton , began their attack on Charles
ton. S. C.
17S1 Gen. Greene abandoned North Car
olina to the British.
JS01 John .Marshall appointed chief jus
tice of the United States.
ISO ! Now Jersey Legislature passed an
act for the gradual abolition of slav
1SOS Russia declared war against
1S1. > Foit Boy or , Mobile , surrendered to' '
ISIS Congress of Aix-Ia-Chapellc open
IS-l-l William Williams of Pennsylvania
became Secretary of War.
1S5G President ordered dispersion of
armed invaders of Kansas.
1SG3 Federal prisoners first confined at
Andorsonville , Ga.
1SG7 A civil service reform measure in
troduced in the House of Represent
1S73 Abdication of King Amadeus o
Spain and proclamation of a repub
1S7G First telephone patent granted to
Alexander Graham Boll. i
1S79 Chair of the Senate occupjcd for |
the first time by a negro Senator.
Blanche SK. Bruce of Mississippi. . . .
House appointed a committee to in
vestigate alleged purchase of presi
dential electors in behalf of Samuel
1SS9 Great fire at Brandon , Man
Constitution oV Japan proclaimed. j
1S90 University buildings at Toronto
1893 Chinese fleet surrendered to the
1S9S United States battleship Maine '
blown up in Havana harbor , with j
loss of 2GO lives.
1S99 President McKinley signed the
peace treaty with Spain. I
1900 Relief of Kimberley by Gen ,
j French. . - - \
I 1002 Anglo-Japanese alliance announced.
; 1903 Great demonstration of London's
| unemployed in Trafalgar square. '
1 1905 Northwestern States swept by ss-
\ vere blizzard.
j NUBBINS OF FAUM NEWS.
The Oregon potato yield is twice aj
large as that of last year and the quality
is good. -
The broomcorn crop of Texas county ,
Okla. . alone will bring the farmers $ -100-
000 this year.
Tuberculous hogs have boon marketed
in La Cros e and consumed there , accord
ing to Dr. II. Roonic , United States meat
inspector. [ i
Exhibits from many States wore pres
ent at the Minnesota Fanciers * poultry ! i
show in St. Paul. The chis" of birds
was finer than ever before shown in Mini i 1
Timothy hay has sold in Chicago this
season at $21 per ton , the highest price ,
ever paid there. The scarcity is due more }
to a shortage in cars than a shortage of
The Minnesota grain inspection depart
ment reports that more than 70 per cent
of all wheat inspected by the State grain
inspection department for the crop year
ending Aug. 31. 1007. graded No2 or
A band of 23,000 sheep were driven
from Roswell. N. M. . to feeding grounds
in Southern Arizona. They cleared off
the vegetation of a strip a mile wide clean
as a whistle in. their progress through the
J. C. Dollman of Cedar Rapids. Iowa ,
has bought 9,000 acres of land near Fal-
furris , Texas , upon which he will estab
lish a colon } * operated as a co-operativa
commune. The hind will be owned in
common and the. labor will.be equally di
C. C. Walker , a stock shipper of How
ard county. Mo. , who has boon in jail in
the City of Mexico nearly two years ,
charged with disfiguring forty milch cows
by striking thorn with a knife , has. boon
sentenced to serve four years in a Mexi
The Minnesota State drainage board
has instructed Engineer Ralph to make
surveys for two ditches in Aitkin county
which will drain 2.J.OUO acre.of State
swamp land and at the same time allow
the construction of a railroad from Hill
City , on the Willow river , to Mississippi
Landing , on the Mississippi river.
FRESH AIR SCHOOL.
Hot Soapstones Furnished Pupils
with Cold Feet.
A fresh air school , unique among ed
ucational institutions in this country ,
has just been opened in Providence ,
R. I. The school will be conducted in
doors , in that it is held inside a build
ing , but great swinging windows on
three sides of each room , extending the
length and width of each , and an ex
tensive system of ventilation afford an
atmosphere of cold , pure air , making
the room easily adaptable to the con
ditions necessary to comfortable and
hygienic study by every student.
The idea of establishing the school
was first biiggested by the Rhode Isl
and League for the Suppression of
Tuberculosis , which had heard of the
s.uisfactory results attained by many
S'-hools of the kind in European coun
tries. The system in operation in the
German schools , which is almost uni
versal throughout Europe , has been
adopted for the Providence school with
but few variations.
The usual custom of removing the
outer wraps while in the class rooms
will not be followed in the "fresh air
school. " except when the weather com
pels tiie closing of the large windows.
Students subject to cold extremities
will have their feet and legs encased
in woolen bag < . made for the purpose ,
and wear gloves or mittens when their
studies and play permit. The chairs
and desks and other paraphernalia in
the class rooms have been constructed
on portable platforms , so that it will
be possible at all times to keep within
the rays of the sun. The school is a
part of the city's regular school sys
A MODERN UTOPIA.
Millionaire's Plan for a Model
Village in Ohio.
Jamea W. Ellsworth , a coal operator ,
whose home is in New York , has taken
under his protection the village o
Hudson , in northern Ohio , which was
for more than half a century the seat
of Western Reserve University , and
intends to make it the most beautiful
spot in Ohio , as well as a seat of
learning. He has already made one
gift of $100,000 to the village , and
within the next few months he will
spend many additional thousands in
beautifying the little town and carry
ing out his plan of making it an edu
Perhaps the most novel part of the
program in beautifying the village ia
\he destruction of unsightly buildings
and everything in fact that does not
suit his taste His agents have been
busy buying np property all over the j
village on which are located buildings
which he thinks are a detriment to his
plans. These structures will be torn
down and flue new buildings erected in
Ellsworth is over GO years of age
Mnd was born on a small farm near a ]
splendid estate he owns not far from ,
Hudson. "His father conducted a gen
eral store in the village. As a young
man the son moved to Chicago. lie
obtained employment there in the oflice
of a big coal firm. After several years'
hard work he starred in the coal busi
ness * * for himself. In a few years he
became one of the largest independent
coal operators in the country. ' " "
Cabinetmakers' Union , of St. Paid ,
and Minneapolis , Minn. , have formed a
district , council.
Minneapolis. Minn. . Trades Assembly
represents about 13.000 momoors of labo/
unions in Minneapolis.
In Germany the strongest trajjb union
affiliated with the general f"tJcra .5on is
that of the metal workers , which at the
close of 190G had a membership of 3'.j , -
IJfTorts are being made TO organize a
branch of the independent labor party in
Torono. Canada. Foes aal applications
from several hundred labo" nit-n nave al
ready been received , and H ' . > expected to
have at least .1,000 names before the end
of the year.
The new Alabama child labor law re
cently went into effect. It forbids the
employment of children , under twelve
years of ago in cotton mills and other in
dustries , and children between the ages of
twelve and fourteen are not allowed to
work full time.
In the Clyde shipyards the shadow of
the threatened strike has been removed ,
the men having accepted a reduction of
5 per cent on piece rates , the masters
having on their side agreed to forego the
proposed reduction of one farthing per
hour on time rates.
The eleventh annual convention of the
Tennessee Federation of Labor , hold re
cently , took practical steps looking toward
obtaining favorable legislation for labor
in Tennessee , and a campaign will bo in
stituted to obtain more thorough organ
ization of the laboring people.
Industrial conditions are greatly im
proved in Bridgeport. Conn. Every fac
tory has resumed operations some in full
force and others to perhaps 7o per cent
of their capacity , and some which wore
running on short time will increase the
number of working hours each week.
Plans are being made by the Structural
Building Trades Alliance and the Central
Labor Union of Spokane. Wash. , to erect
a labor temple in that city to cost $7u-
0110. Then * are 7,00. ) union men in Spo
kane , and by 40 per cent of thorn taking
$2. > worth of stock the amount can bo
Dr. J. W. Spencer Says Power
Plants Will Change Looks of
GBEAT SHRINKAGE PROBABLE.
Lower Level of "Whole Lake System
May Come from Tapping Stream.
Effect of Chicago Canal.
Dr. J. W. Spencer , the British scient
ist , who was commissioned by the co-
logical survey of Cnnada to make an
investigation of the Niagara Falls pn > l > -
lein. discussed in an interesting manner
the effect of the utilization of its water
by power plants upon the scenic beauty
of that natural wonder. At the in
stance of the American Civic Associa
tion Dr. Spencer appeared before- the
House rivers and harbors committee
and presented facts and figures to show
what effect the request of tlje Ontario
Power Company for a franchise to use
-IU,000 cubic feet of water per second
would have on the falls.
It was contended by Dr. Spencer
that this is from 20 to 2. > per cent of
the discharge of Niagara river and it
would greatly impair the characteris
tics of the whirlpool rapids ; lower the
river bed up to the falls , break up the.
surface rock at the foot of the Ameri
can falls and Goat island and thereby
cause a more rapid recession of the
L-orseshii ! .
"As the beginning of these rapids is
marked by a rim over which the Howe
o * water is already thin upon the east
ern halt' , " said Dr. Spencer , "the di
version of the water will drain that
portion of the upper rapids with the ef
fect of destroying about N > o feet of
the eastern side of the great horseshoe
and breaking up the American falls
into separate streams. By this shrink
age of the water the total length of
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both falls uill be contracted from near
ly -1,000 feet to say 1GOO feet and the
diameter of the great fall from 1,200 to
800 feet. This diversion of the water
will produce a shrinkage of the horse
shoe , so that what remains will be en
tirely on the Caadian side of the boun
"On account of the lowering of the
water in the basin above the upper
rapids it will increase the slope of the
river so that the surface of Luke Erie
will be lowered by thre feet. Again ,
the lowering of Lake Erie will in the
same manner lower Lakes Huron and
Michigan. Already with a partial use
Lake Erie has been lowered ten inches ,
but this is not apparent to the superfi
cial observer owing to tha high water
which 'has prevailed during the last
four years and especially the last two
"But this condition cannot be expect
ed to continue. This amount of lower
ing is partly due to the Chicago canal ,
which at present is taking 5,000 cubic-
feet a second , or about half wliat it is
allowed. In connection with the calcu
lations for repairing the 'harbors ' and
canals damaged the United States en
gineers calculated that to increase the
depth even one foot would cost over
? 12.000,000. "
York-Paris Ante Ilace.
From New York six contestants started
in the 20.0 < jO-miIe automobile race via ,
Alaska and Siberia for Paris , thousands
of people giving them a great send-off.
The entries were three French machines ,
one Austrian , one Italian , one German
and one American ( a Thomas car ) .
Tohaeeo Trust Indicted.
The grand jury of Fayotte county , Ky. ,
has indicted th" American Tobacco Com
pany on a charge of conspiracy to reduce
the price of raw tobacco
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