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General Suhomlinoff Choien Because
Ha it a Fighter.
Hasslaa Irrltatlea 0r the Inrradl
iirii of the Empire for War One
Caase e-t Ilia Aapolatmeat
Htlll Another Caase.
ST. FETERSBL'RO. April 17. Russia has
a new minister of war. Her army, wTilch
ha tor three yrin known General
Roedlger of Finnish extraction and Luth
eran upbringing aa chief administrator.
passea now under the official command
of General Suhomlinoff, formerly military
governor of Kleff. Podolla and Volhynla,
and an avowed Russian nationalist.
TMs Is the fifth change that Premier
Stolypln has made In his cabinet since the
year began.' ire has already chosen new
administrators for the navy, the church,
the state railways and commerce. The
trend In all cases has been toward men
of definitely Slav extraction and sympa
thies, and toward getting rid of the school
of administrators associated with Count
Witt, whose relationship with Immigrant
families was for some reformers a promise
of progress along western lines, but has
never ceased to be looked upon with sus
picion by the Orthodox League of True
Russian Men.
Both Internationally and to the Russians
themselvea the future of the army Is more
Important than any other public considera
tion, In the first place, should the little
csarvKch, who Is not yet 5, become sov
ereign while he has still before him a
long minority In years, the army means
t ) take charge of him. to protect him from
the politics that It dislikes, and It need
be to make up his mind for him. Then the
present change In the professional head
ship of the Russian army has some features
of more Immediate Interest.
Roedlarer XHaa Hard Task.
General Roedlger has been minister for
over three years. He took office after the
failure of General Kuropatkin's campaign
at Manchuria. He has previously been In
structor and examiner at the army head
quarters staff; his record was that of a
well read authority and conscientious ad
ministrator; he had no career aa a field
It was Roedlger's first business to save
Russia from the mora) debacle that was
feared when the defeatci and discontented
urmy returned home, and Its members dls-
:eraed among their families. When an
army -returns from war without glory the
first social symptom Is that the sons of the
rich cease to think It fashionable to be
come officers. That happened In Russia,
and the military academies had not half
their complement of pupils the year after
the war. -
General Roedlger got the ready consent
of the csar and the government for his
first step toward Improving the situation.
He raised the officers' pay.- Next, as a
means of bettering the esprit de corps of
the conscripts, he abolished the rule which
gave officers of all ranks the pick of their
men to choose from for their personal
body seryants.
Following on that he tried the effect of
enhancing the attractiveness of the uni
form as a nwans ot pt pulari'ii j Die army.
Tli- Iriui'tlrsul dirk Knlrs, loos,? trousers
and pen'rwit kree brt-t. !t;i the rj'igii
ho;i vl ilh, maUe ilie Itusslan tlio
lel s;iei tabular soldi, r l:i Europe. This
uniform was insisted on by that plain llv
l:if plain sroken man. Alexander III.
P.eform l.i . the Russian cavalry
Is represented this year by a new and
s!iowy outfit." General Roedlger las not
been above taking less ins In tailoring
from the hatred Austrlrtns. whore fashion
able regiments wear the rr.ntieat cloihes
In the world.
Weapons t I p-tn-nntr.
In tilt matter of . cpors f r m-r ( Jrn
' Tloedl Jtr lias Uss o li w li i't way
.-frm. Ai le say, It wis lis first
concern t pro. If" '' t 1 wl'h men una
11 1 wecond to 'p-ovWle them ivit.i guns.
Most of t'.ie InfHnlry rove still only the
arms that served them through the Japan
ese war. A more serious defect. In view
of tiie Short llfs of quick f.rlng artillery
when it has been freely used In warfare.
Is that the big guns sre also the same.
New ' batteries are due this summer from
the Krupp founderles at Essen; but the
fact that they are not here now has been
a heavy grief to the militant patriots dur
ing the dlplrfmatlc struggle with the German-Austrian
combination. .
Rpedlgor could show very promptly that
the blame for this belong on other sivmU-
ers. Boon after he took office, at a time
when . the Internal situation was , at Its
blackest, the csar created a committee of
Imperial defense, with the Ursnd Duke
Nicholas NlkoUlevltch as president. IU
Immediate purpose was tj executo the de
crees of the military dictatorship shoulu
that have become necessary.. It had nisi
entire control of Russian military strategy.
General Roc dinger was not only not t.
member of the committee, but the War de
partment was repicsented on It by an of
ficer of the grand duke's selection. Ccn-
eral Palltsin, chief of staff. Roedlnger
was confined srrlctly to questions of en
llstment, morale and discipline In the army.
In due time he had his revenge for the
grand duke's slight on his offlre.
The essential principle In military mat
ters for some months bsck has been plain
speaking. With Premier St lypln s personal
spprpvut tiis conrervatlves In the Duma
hove ' been proclaiming that the active
heads of the Bin-y In time of peace must
be capable of being Its leaders In time of
war. In the Duma debate on the armv
budget a fortnight ago General Roedlger
adopted this doctrine.
He went further and said that as supreme
military matters nad ben airangod In the
recent past he couid nit iay that Russia
possessed ready at lnjl a cemmiinder-in-
chlef. The ultra pa-.rVt shouted that this
waa high treason. It meant that the c.-.r
had proved himself wrong In the choi.e of
lils servants. Roedlger made no reply, nor
did Stolypln. The man pointed at as unfit
for supreme command was Grand Duke
Nicholas himself, and the government put
no one forward to defend him.
Doubtless it was a valuable service that
Roedlger rendered the army by his official
candor, but It opened the way for his own
exit. For this Premier Stolypln was not
unprepared. When the premier gtt Grand
Duke Nicholas deposed from the presidency
of the Imperial defense committee two
months ago the grand duke's nominee.
General; Palltsin, chief of staff, was sent
out wllh him.
Snhomllaoir Has Ability.
General Suhomlinoff was brought up
from Kleff to take General Polltslns place.
It was seen from the first to be only a
temporary measure, for Suhomlinoff was
recognised by everybody. Roedlnger in
cluded to be a man of more energy and
strategic ability than any of the func
tionaries In the War department He Is
an officer who has hitherto fought shy of
court circles and of 8t. Petersburg. He
succeeded the Indomitable General Drago
mlroff at Kleff and learned his campaign
ing with that officer in the Turkish war.
The present situation thus amounts to a
declaration that Premier Stolypln regards
General Suhomlinoff as the oflcer who, be
Ing active chief of the' army during peace,
could be Its commander-in-chief during
war. Suhomllnoffs work has been always
among the strategic problems of Russia s
Austrian and German frontiers. Hr Is a
European soldier and took part In neither
the Chinese nor the Japanese war.
He Is now In his 80th year, but ss his
personal tastes are for a simple life he Is
a much younger man that most Russian
officers of his age. He began his soldiering
In the cavalry and has remained always a
keen horseman. He becomes at once the
most Important personal factor In Stolypln's
cabinet, and It Is on him that Russia must
rely for the restoration of Its prestige.
Its unreadiness to fight has been so
rubbed Into It by 'Austria and Germany In
the last six months that there have been
days when It almost broke out fighting
out of sheer vexation of spirit. It Is made
abundantly clear to Suhomlinoff that Rus
sia depends or? his h'ad "as well as his
hand to be ready when the day comes.
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i.Wf are a sent. a for th Vul
ran Gas Slme, I he kind thai
savr gas and Is odorless.
W art rxrluslre aircnts far
ttie llIin Dry Air Nyulurn For-
Cflaln-llnecl IWrlgoratom, bent
IWrigcrstor nuuir.
413 - IS - 17 South lOtti Street
This week opens with many fine opportunities indeed every week this interesting store holds out astounding attractions household goods of all descriptions
from the cheapest dependable goods to the highest grades made will be offered for your inspection and comparison. This special showing of bedroom furniture
is praticularly worthy of your attention, everything new and the assortment is remarkable, nor have we ever before been able to offer greater values.
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Pointed Paragraphs.
Sneeios, like misfortunes, seldom- come
Nothing rit a' strike will' arouse a base
orum to action.
Thee who keep late hours haven't much
use for early hours.
ory-Would a hen lay an egg If she
'"Id s'r.nd It on endT
Th. owned by your neighbor Is
-"irlv a'wnvs a howling success.
'i onie- to succeed you must have push,
-ar t even run a lawn mower with,
orf It.
And a silver dollar looks like a wheel of
fo'tune to the man who is down to his lfcst
No language can describe the feelings
of p. deaf mute when he steps on a tack
In the dark.
It is quite possible for a fe'low to be
well balanced without parting his hair
in the middle.
When a mother says her boy Is full of
mischief the neighbors realise that It means
trouble for "them.
If some men had their lives to live over
again they probably wouldn't leave so much
for their herrs to scrap over.
After eating onions a girl should Im
mediately sit down and persue some work
of fiction that is calculated to take her
breath a way. Chicago News.
Brass Bed. like Illustration, has two-Inch posts,
six filling rods Instead of nine as illustrated
best construction and finish, our special
price Bls.00
Brass Bed with 2-ln?h posts, satin or polished
finish, very substantial construction, sr-eclM
price $15.00
Brass Bed, I-inch posts, solid construction,
price 1.80
Brass Bed, t-lnch posts, solid construction,
price ...fai.60
Bmss Bed. 2-inch continuous posts, exception
ally good value 831.00
Many other styles In dull or polished finish,
ranging in price up to $135.00
In our iron bed section, we are showing all
the new patterns In both plain Mission ami
Colonial Designs, colors In white, cream. Ver-
nls Martin, dull black and gold, prices range
from $30.00 to $4.35
Quartered-sawcd and polished oak
Princess Dresser, like illustra
tion, full swell front, cast brass
handles, French plate beveled
mirror, 36x18, and French legs,
one of our bargains
price $14.75
Golden Oak Princess Dresser,
mirror 18x40 inches, splendid
construction, . finely finished
piece, price 823.00
Golden Oak Princess Dresser, mirror
18x3 Inches, splendid construction,
finely finished piece, price. .. .$14.75
Mahogany Princess Dresser, mirror
18x36-lnchea finely finished, and of
excellent construction, price $19.00
Bird's-eye Maple Princess Dresser,
mirror 18xlf-lnches, highly finished,
solid construction, very fine piece
of furniture, price $31.00
Golden Oak Dresser, oval mirror
16x2(-lnchea, this Is a well-made
piece of furniture, special price
of $10.75
Golden Oak Dresser, shaped, mirror
20x24-inches. excellent value, $11.85
Golden Oak Dresser, shaped mirror
24x30-inches. excellent value $16.00
Golden Oak, quarter-sawed and pol
ished Dresser, mirror 24x30-inches,
special price $19.75
Felt mattress, squal. If not better, than the Ostermoor Mattress
otheJ'jeUUre.s'e'. InVncy 'ticking; 'at 'iioV fli' fiU6,iT
We make dox springs.
It Is very convincing to oorsslrss that ws are offering to the Oriental
ng renders a prlos opportunity nerer before enjoyed la Omaha. Our stors
Is filled with anxious enstomsrs, who readily take advantage of ths great
raises which this sal offers, Ws still have thousands of dollars worth of
these Beantlfnl examples of the Oriental Mag Wearers Art, all to ha sold
within ths nesrt two weeks. Early purchasers will seeuro the best values.
. Ws herewith quote soma of ths prtoes of ths different classes of nurs
which this stock contains i
Golden oak Chiffonier, with five drawers, 84-lnches lonj,
this is a well made piece of furniture at the special
price of $6.85
Golden Oak Chiffonier, with seven drawers, J4-lnches
long, excellent value $7.50
Golden Osk Chiffonier, with mirror lx20-lnches, draw
ers 34 -inches long, well made, and finely finished,
special price $11.50
Golden Oak Chiffonier, quarter-sawed, drawers Si-Inches
long, mirror 18x24 Inches, excellent value at., $16.76
The arrival of our New Dinning Room Purnl
ture, the showing of which we devote one entire
floor, makes our stock more complete and Klve us
a wider range of styles and finishes, than is shown
elsewhere. We have all the staple finishes and the
new finishes, such as Autumn leaf. Stratford,
Kyonlx, something entirely new Id Omaha.
$60 00 Kashmir rug, site 4-7x7-6,
ale price $45.00
4s.0U Kashmir rug, slie 4-10x6-6,
sale price $32.00
$38.00 Daghestan rug, site 3-6x6-
1. sale price $27.00
$32.00 Daghestan rug, size 3-3x5-
4, sale price $22.00
$2 8.00 Daghestan rug, sle 2-1 lx
6-1, sale price $20.UO
$40.00 Daghestan rug, ilze 3-8x
6-2. sale price $32.00
$60.00 Daghestan rug, very fine
piece, size 4-4x6-4, sale price
at $40.00
$60.00 Bokhara rug, size 3-2x5-3,
sale price $40.00
$48.00 Bokhara rug, size 3-4x4-3,
sale price. . rs,-- -$44.00
$36.00 Mosul ruz7"8lze 4-1x6-6,
sale price $24.00
$32.00 Mosul rug. size 3-4x6, sale
price $21.00
$40.00 Mosul rug. size 3-2x7-3,
sale price $27.00
13B.00 OuenJi rug, size 3-6xe-n
ale price
$44.00 Guenji
sale price. . . .
$50.00 Ouenjl
sale price
$60.00 Ouenjl
ale price.
size 4-9x'6-8,
. . ,$30.00
size 4-3x8-2.
. . $34.00
Bize 4x8-11.
. . $34.00 00 Kazak rusr. size 4-9x7-10,
ale price $37.00
$60.00 Kazak rug, size 4-2x9-3:
, sale price $40.00
$56.00 Kazak rug, size 4x9-9. sale
price $38.00
$70.00 Kazak rug, size 4-6x8-9,
sale price $47.00
$44.00 Kazak rug, size 4-9x6-10,
Bale price $30.00
$64.00 Kazak rug, size 6-2x7-8. '
Bale price $43.00
$30.00 Mosul rug, size 3-2x5-9,
Bale price -$2000
$36.00 Beloochlstan rug, size 2-11
x5-6, sale price $24.00
$40.00 Beloochlstan rug, size 3-3
X5-10, sale price $27.00
$30.00 Beloochlstan rug. size 2 9
x5-2, eale price $20.00
$24.00 Beloochlstan rug, size 2-10
x4-3, sale price $16.00
$32.00 Beloochlstan rug, size
3-8x4-2, sale price. .. .$21.00
$34.00 Beloochlstan rusr, size
3-8x4-6, sale price .$23.00
$44.00 Beloochlstan rug, size
3- 7x6-2, sale price. .. .$30.00
$30.00 Kellm rug, size 4-7x9-8.
sale price $20.00
$36.00 Kellm rug, Bize 4-2x10.
sale price $24.00
$80.00 Iran rug, size 4-4x8-1, sale
price $60.00
$68.00 Saruk rug, size-3-1x5, gale
price $52.00
$100.00 Senna rug, size 4-5x6-3,
sale price $75.00
$110.00 Khiva rug, size 7x8-6,
sale price : .$SO.OO
$28.00 Beloochlstan rus. size
2-11x3-11. sale price , .$20.00
$30.00 Beloochlstan rug. Bize
2- 10x4-11, sale price. . .$20.00
$48.00 Beloochlstan rug, size
4- 2x4-11, Bale price. . .$32.00
$40.00 Beloochlstan rug, size
3- 7x5, sale price $27.00
$10.00 Anatolian rug, size 1-9x2-9,
sale price $7.50
Facilities for Handling Floating
Forts Part of Naval Program.
Is an ordeal which all women
.woach with dread, for
llf&J&J II 1 " VLiJ nothing compares to the pain
- ass amaasaaB SB, -"aasssaa) - r 1 .
or cniia-Dirtn. l ne tnougnt
ETffil of the suffering in store for
iHcf her robs the expectant mother
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Thousands of women have found the use of Mother's Friend robs
confinement of much pain and insures safety to life of mother and
child. This liniment is a God-send to women at the critical time. Not
only does Mother's Friend carry women safely through the perils of
child-birth, but it prepares TT r77wCTT7o
the system for the coming
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Spring Announcement
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It will afford an opportunity of oHos
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and a suit cannot b duplicated.
Aa ordar placed Dw may bo dallv
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S17 Seolli Fifteenth Street
Br Bad of Present Year the Kaiser
'Will Have Sine Immense Ur
' Docks in Readiness, with'
Others Provided For.
BERLIN, April An account of the ex
isting big Gorman docks and those that
are planned or In progress of construction
In connection with the German battleship
program are given in the April number of
Ueberall, a novel and military ninthly
review edited by Count Fteventlow, one of
Germany's foremost naval authoritlea.
Six docks are d scribed aa ready, namely,
three admiralty docks, the Imperial dock
at Wllhelmshaven and two dry docks at
Kiel, the greatest dimensions 600x97x83 feet.
and tbrne private docks, which are tha
Kaiser dry dock at Bremerhaven. belonging
to the city of Bremen and leased to the
Norddeutsche IJoyd, measurements 77ftxS7
iM feet, and two floating docks belonging
to Bloim Voss of Hamburg, the lsrger
of which Is HxJOx25 feet. The larger dock
consists of three sections, one of which can
be added to the smaller dock to enable it
to take a warship of 32.500 tons.
In addition to the above there are two
admlrality dry docks at ' Wllhelmshaven
wlilrh are exrected to be completed by the
end of this year and one floating dock
to take .0l tons, which Blohm & Vosa
have Just completed. This new dock Is con
structed of separate pontoons firmly con
nected by side boxes.
Each of the side box contains complete
boilers f.nd steam engines, dynamoa and
compressed air rrnchlnery, so that the dock
Is completely Independent of the land and
can be anchored anywhere. Bach of the
pontoons csn Itself be docked In the dock.
The measurements are TWxllOxJft feet.
Mne Ready Thla Year.
'At the end of 1909 Germany will thus own
nine large docks, but others ar projected. the imperial yard at Kiel Is to have
n floating dock capable of passing with a
docked cnilr through the Kiel canal when
enlnrsed. The VulKan works of Stettin will
have a JSfln-ton dock for their Hamburg
branch.' These two will be ready at the end
of me.
The admiralty further projects two dry
docks at Burnsbuttel, near the outflow of
the Kaiser Wilhelm oanal Into the River
Kibe. The city of Bremen will construct
a dry dock at Bremerhaven. An Ingenious
! ailipUtion of canal locks as docks Is pro
; Jrctd at Brunsbuttel and Holtneau. where
i the locks now In process of enlargement
j will be capable of being used as docks
, without Interfering with the canal passage.
' These last mentioned adaptations will be
jh.rdly finished until 114. i
All the now docks are designed to ac
i commodate battleships of a minimum ton
n a g 1.1 t f 21.000 and dimensions of 6WxS&x3u
' feet, and cruisers of a minimum tonnage
' of 17.004 and dimensions of 538x79x27 feet.
' The new German ships, owing to tha shal
low waters around the coast, will draw
1 less water, but wllh their characteristic
i foresight, the Germane are leaving a mar
i gin for further Increase In displacement.
Nor are docks for airships forgotten.
Trials have bten taking place during the
, last week wtih a view to ascertain how
quickly emergency sheds for military alr
' chips can be erected. The army author-
ItU-a wish to know how long it would take
1 to provide proper shelter for an aerial
' cruiser forced to descend on account of
. atmospheric conditions or breakdown,
i Experiments were mad wtih a transpor-
I table shed built of canvas, divided into
segments capable of being quickly plectd like u tent. Th equipment in
cludes a set at several doaen tall steel
masts, between and across th tops of
which th walls and roof of an airship dock
can be erected. Th maats ar eighty feet
high. Th experiment are said to have
been satisfactory.
To open th German capital t mercan
tile stilps of considerable alt from the
Baltic via the new Berlln-Stettln canal,
aa It is already open to ships from the
North sea, 10,000,000 Is to be- spent in
equipping two great artificial harbors In
the west and east of the city. The east
harbor will accommodate twenty-three
ships of 600 tons burden and the west
harbor as many- aa seventy-seven such
Owing to a rapid Improvement In the
canals and rivers of North Germany Ber
lin every j tar gets a smaller proportion
of Its food supplies and - raw material for
manufacturers by rail, and tha new har
bors are expected to Increase and cheapen
transportation still further. They will be
connected with the state railways and will
be equipped with up-to-date electrical
machinery for loading and discharging
through the ground floor passage Into th
lane at the back, which lead Into their
garden, any time they please, but, as a
matter of fact, they avail themselves of
the privilege once a year, and then they
file slowly along It by twos, Just to keep
the right-of-way through their property
according to English law.
Of course there la nothing of interest to
see In the little house. The one room Is
distinctly ugly and evidently no one ha
ever lived in It long enough to take the
slightest Interest In decorating or emhal
llshlng It, so If the tourists were able to
avail themselves of the privilege" of going
throvgh it, it would only bo interesting aa
an example of the absurdity of some of the
English ground laws and land leases. '
Stark in the Tenter of the Rest Resi
dence District Land Belongs
ta a Convent.
LO.VIHDN, April 10. This spring the hith
erto inhospitable door of "the smallest
house In London" Is to be opened to such
of the sightseeing tourists who visit the
metropolis aa care to penetrate into Its
tiny Interior.
In the heart of ultrafashlonable Ixindon,
opposite Hyde park, this little house Is
flanked on either side by Imposing stone
residences, but its own dimensions are:
Width, six feet; depth, thirty feet, and In
height it reachea half way up the second
story of its tall neighbors. It has a front
door that leads Into a long narrow passsgs
way. Walking through tliat and out at
the back, one sees the only steircase thl
house possesses. It closely resembles a
fire escspr, as it Is cn the outside of the
building and Is scarcely more than an iron
At the top of the ladder Is the one and
only room, a long, narrow hall like place
lighted by one large window. It Is almost
p sslble to stretch from one wall to the
other, so limited Is Its wlddth. There fs
no fireplace, for no chimney waa ever put
in the house and no water r'pea have ever
been lain in It. In fact, no one has at
tempted to live in It for a great many
years past.
City at Waste Saee.
London might as well be christened 'the
city of wasted space," aa any one knows
who has roamed around the streets and
seen the unused and unbuilt upon land In
therwise crowded districts. This absurd,
tiny, useless house right In the midst of
one of the most fashionable residential dis
tricts In the metropolis. Is an example it
wasted space, and the lanes and squares
In other parts of the city which serve no
purpose, and whloh might have ben added
to the buildings on either side of them, are
further evidence.
Why the smallest house was not divided
between the two residences which flank It
la a problem. All the land around It be
longs to a rich convent situated In an
adjtoent street. When the two large
houeea were put up evidently the builders
leated Just enough land from the convent
to erect such houses aa they wished and
left between the two residences this six
feet of space. It was not wide enough to
cut a atreet through, and beside a street
would only have led to the conveivt gar
ders. The sisters, perhaps fearing such a
contingency, built this shell of a house
which preserve the continuity of the hand
some block of residences and nowadays 1
let with the house to the right of It, though
It Is absolutely distinct from it and haa no
connecting doc is at all.
It is a most embarrassing possession In
deed to th owner of th large house, for
they must keep It painted on the outside
and have fresh curtain and window
boxes, so that It wttt not spoil th appear
ance of tha other houses In the row. Its
ore room Is, of course, quit useless, for a
rive-foot wide room, with no heat or water.
Is like Whltachapel In discomfort, yet th
rer.t they would have to ask wouTd be Ilk
Pnrk I.ane in Its figures, so naturally the
tiny house stands Idle and unused and la a
email but none th less undoubted whit
Th alstsr of the convent have reserved
th right to walk In at th front door and
Sturdy oaks from little acorns grow
advertising In The Be will do wonder for
your business.
Loa Aaareles to Tap River Two Hun
dred and Forty Miles Away at
a test of 923,000,000.
To carry a tremendous volume of water
across deser's, through canyons and be
neath mountains; to build at the cost ol
t23.CCO.000 a concrete conduit 240 miles long,
and make It waterproof, fireproof and
earthquake proof, so that, though the
floods may come, and the forests be
swept away by fire, th mountains be re
moved to the sea, still this artery will
carry life to the heart of a city by bring
ing to It 250,000.000 gallona of water a day
this Is the vast project undertaken by the
city of Los Angeles.
Away in the heart of the high Sierras,
in Inyo county, California, near the Ne
vada line, there are vast snow sheds five
mile In width, more than 100 miles long
and varying from five to thirty feet In
depth. From this never failing source the
tributaries that flow Into the Owens river
are fed, but the river Itseir, Instead of
bearing the precious draught on to a'
thirsty land, empties Into Owens lake,
whose waters are so highly Impregnated
with alkali that no life exists In them.
Superintendent of Water Works Mulhol
land has direct supervisions of the con
struction of the great conduit for the city,
and none of the work will be done by
private contract. Mr. Mulholland haa this
to say of t'.:e engineering feats Involved:
; "There will be about thirty-five miles of
tunnels, chiefly between Majave and San
Fernando . valley. We shall use no pipe,
but expect to bring the water to Los An
geles by a gravity flow In a concrete con
duit large enough to carry 30,000 miner's
Inches of water. The tunnels will make
this possible.
"Some of the tunnels will be Immense
affairs, but the expense of excavation wll!
not be as heavy as for railroad construc
tion. We shall simply give the water an
opportunity to eat Its own way Into the
Ban Fernando valley Just aa It probably
did a few thousand years ago without the
aid of electrical science. The fall Is so
great that by Installing an electrical plant
In the valley we can obtain enough power
to drive half a dosen of those tunnels at
the same time. This will mean a com
paratively cheap method of construction."
The estimate of construction to be ac
complished during the next year, as re
ported by Mr. Mulholland, shows that
291.640 lineal feet of work Is provided for.
It Includes much of the most difficult work
In the whole project and the accomplish
ment of the qusntlty In the time specified
will be a tremendous gain In approaching
the final completion of the whole system.
It means that If the work laid out for the
coming twelve months Is completed the
whole schemo will be easily completed In
four years, the approximate time set.
According to the estimates 69.&S lineal
feet of the big task will be excavated and
lined tunnels, 36,140 lineal feet excavated
tunnels and 195.842 feet excavated and lined -conduit.
This Is distributed through eleven
sections of the work. In the . celebrated
Jawbone division, the most difficult, of the
whole number, the tunnel work, aggregat
ing 49,133 feet. Is to cost 1,153. 362, and Is
the largest cost of any single division. An
electrical shovel was placed in commission
In this division January 1 and is expected
to make sixty feet progress dally.
In the Mojave division a distinct finan
cial gain was made in the conduit work,
which Is twenty-eight miles long. One
Austin and two steam excavators are at
work In this division, and are' expected la
give a progress of 6,000 ffet a month, and.
this will complete the work In two years.
Work on the various division la being
rapidly pushed and an army of workmen
numbering up Into the thousands have es
tablished temporary homes along the line
of construction. Schools have been es
tablished at vnrious points for the children
of the workmen and teachers have been
sent out from Ixis Angeles, so that during
their four years' residence In the wilds of '
the desert there will be no lack of educa
tional advantages. . '
With the exception of. ancient Rome t)0
city of ancient or modern time, ao far a
known, ever boasted such a mammoth
supply of water carried for so far a dis
tance. Already are the beneficial effect
being realized. Property values In Lo
Angeles and vicinity have advanced by
leaps and bounds since the project waa
decided upon, and this advance gives every
evidence of being permanent. Lo An
gelea Time.
Exposure to Disease Germs
In the Spring
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