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ALL THE GREAT RAILROADS New York, April 6.--Reports that huge railroad combinations are in pro~ eess of formation were widely circu- lated here yesterday. Detailed state- ments concerning the plan already Published, looking to the combination of all the great railway systems of the United States under the control of one COmpany were given, but as a general th!ng prominent 1,~ilroad officials and bankers declined to discuss the matter. According to all accounts, the enter- prise involved the greatest coinbina- lion of capital known in the history of finance. It was said the company WOuld be formed under the laws of New Jersey, for the purp(~se of con- ducting a general freight and trans- Portation busines~ throughout the United States; that the corni any would hold a controlling interest in all of the great railway systems, and that tile naanagement of the roads would be veSted in the controlling company. According to the proposition, each road would preserve its identity and COrporate existence, but the new com- Pany would control the affairs of all. l~y this policy, it was asserted, large ,Sums of money would be saved as a eSult of economies in management and the stoppase of rate cutting. The names of men like J. Pierpont Morgan, William K Vanderbilt, James J. Hill, ~dward ~I. Itarriman, George J. GOuld, John D Rockefeller, Jacob H. Schiff and Jam~ Stillman were freely lined. One report stated that the first step In the proposed plan would be the se- curing of control of the stocks of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Erie, Great 5}orthern and Norttmrn Pacific, and that provision would be made for the acquisition of other properties in the immediate future. Discussing the reported amalgama- tion of the railroad interests of the i "All that is aimed at, according to tile best authority obtain'tble, is a 'community of interests.' Tile close aumlgamation on tt 'conununity of in- terests' basis was first brought about through the efforts of J. Pierpont Mor- gan. As a result of this close union ot interests ruinous rate w'ws 'ire already at an end, not so many lfigh-l)riecd of- lieials are needed as before and one can bay a ticket on any trunk line in ahnost any one of the large offices in the city. I{owever, timt a single conl- lmny will be formed under the New Jersey laws to take over all the rail- roads of the country, is not considered seriously by well informed railway men." Dispatches received last night from Cincinnati stated that a gig'mtic amal- gamation of four r.dhvays under tile guiding hand of J. l'ieri)ont Morgan had already taken place. The roads mentioned were the Southern Railway, Cincinnati, Hamilton "~nd Dayton, Chi- cago, Indian'uiolis and Louisville, and Cincinnati Southern. Relative to this particular report, Samuel Thomas, president of the Chi- cago, Indianapolis & Louisville Rail- road, last night said: "At the present time there is litt!e to say about the deal. I believe the re- port that comes from Cincinnati, how- ever, is a little bit premature. I do not believe the amalgamation has been effected yet. "It is true that steps are under con- sideration looking toward a combina- tion of the roads mentioned. I think it will be effeeted, for all of the interests are favorable to it. "It can scarcely be called an amalga. motion of tile roads under tile scheme that is under consideration. It is mere- ly a centralization of power looking to. ward the best interests of the vaxious roads." country the New York Press will say The New York tlerMd denies the tO-morrow: truth of all these reports. ~0--= # ............. ,~ v v v v v @--@ v v v v v v v v RUSSIAN EXPLANATION IN REGARD TO MANCHURIA Washington, April 6.--The United States government has received a com- munication from the government of Russia of uimsual importance bearing Upon conditions in China, and particu- larly those relating to Manchuria. Tim ~locument is of such a character as to have produced a profoundly favorable inapression, and at the State Depart- ment it is looked upon as the most Salutary development that has oc- CUrred for many months in the prob- lems of the East. t As to the exact terms of fine commu- nication there ts no official statement thus far, although later it doubtless ~ll be communicated to the public. cretary Hay received it from the Run, stall amb:assador, Count Cassini, last night, and took speedy step,s to lay it before the President. The latter shared the secretary of state's gratifi- cation that a way has been found to ~spose of the complications over the anchurian question and to bring l~u~sla into strong accord with the Other powers At the Russian embas- sy no information was obtainable as to the communication, Count Cassini asking to be excused from all inquiries. While there is an entire absence of authoritative information, yet it is llnderstood that Russia now takes oc- casion to give positive assurance of tile disinterested sentiments which have a~Imated her throughout the'consider- . ation of Chinese questions. As to Ma~churria, it is made Clear that Rus- sia' s course never has varied m the nurpose to leave that ' province as an tegral part of China and to retire he Russian troops as rapidly as safe- ty Would permit. This, moreover, it is reade plain in the communication, has been I~ussia's course throughout, not- withstanding assertions to the con- trary. But as a more signal evidence of Russia's purpose, and in harmony with the Czars aspirations for peace and harmony between the nations, the Russian sovernment now gives asmn'- antes of the In(~st definite and satis- factory character as to the execution of this purpose. The extent of the as- surance can be best judged by the im- pression made in tile highest official quarters here that the threatened crisis over Manchuria has been com- pletely averted. The Russian communication is the more significant, coming at a moment when the press advices from Europe asserted that Russia was collecting an army of 300,000 men to hold Manchu- ria, without reference to the desire of the other powers. There is no doubt that Russia has a large military force in Manchuria, so that had she deter- mined to hold the province she has the military establishment on the ground prepared to maintain her occupancy. To the officials in Washington one of the most gratifying features of Rus- sia's action is that it is responsive to Secretary Hay's note of March 1st, last. This note had been previously communicated to the Chinese minister at Washington and advised him that the United States viewed as inexpe- dient and dangerous to the interest: of China the conclusion of any private territorial or financial agreement, k copy of this communication was sent to the United States ambassador at; St. Petersburg, Charlemagne Towel', and the Russian ambassador at Wash- ~algton also made aware of its contents. While the note'was not addressed di- rectly to Russia, yet by the foregoing means it came fully to the attention of the Russian authorities. WEST POINT OFFICERS JEALOUS OF FUNSTON Wichita, Kans., April 6.--The Eagle Publishes an extended interview with (3ongressman Chester I. Long of Kan- sas, relative to the appointment of Frederick Funston to a'brigadier gen- eralship in the regular army. Mr. Long has verified tim interview for the Associated Press. _ "When I read of Fnnston's heroic (Iced, said Mr. Long, "I went straight to General Corbin's office and said: " 'W'- en, general, you see what Funs- ton has done?' "'I have seen R,' replied Corbin, ~ot to pleasantly. " 'Well,' I said, 'don't you think that ~ou ought to make Funston a briga- dier general in the regulars?' "'No,' said Corbin. 'lie has done ~aothing to warrant that.' t "'But" I insisted, 'it seems to me hat he has done a very daring thing; that he has almost concluded the War., "'Mr. Long,' said Corbin, 'I am mak- ing lieutenants out of better stuff than Funston every day. Funston is a boss Scout--that's all.' "'We want him made a brigadier general,' I Insisted. . " 'Mr. Long,' said Corbin, 'the army has become a great school; we want teachers for brigadier generals; we ~ant men who can teach, and not th})se who can be taught.' "'But the President may want to appoint him,' I said. "'The President can Jo so, of Course,' said General Corbin, but It Was plain to be seen," added Mr. *~a)ng, "that the President would never do it on the recommendation of Gen- eral Corbln." Frontier Day at Cheyenne. Cheyenne, Wyo., April 5.--At a meet- IIlg of the Cheyenne Business Men's association it was decided to hold the annual celebration of Frontier Day some time In August, and probably about the middle of the month. Two days will be given up to the big show this year and efforts will be made to make it even more interesting than in the past. KENTUCKY'S KING LEAR WARS WITH A SHERIFF Lexington, Ky., April 6.--With ?he cry, "The vend~ta, tile vendetta," on his lips, General Cassius Marcellus Clay, the famous abolitionist and deul- ist and former United States minister to Russia~ yesterday morning led his little bodygu'lrd to battle against a sheriff's posse who had gone to White- hall, his palatial mansion in Madison county, to serve papers upon the gen- eral in a civil suit instituted against him by his daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Clay. Many shots were fired on both sides, and the posse finally departed without accomplishing the purpose of its visit. It is reported that General Clay was wounded in the affray. Fleeing from his supposed enemies, he barricaded himself in his "den" In the mansion and there he remained, guarded by his faithful servants. No surgeon has been summoned to the house, and none dare approach except on invita- tion. To-day's conflict was directly con- nected with the domestic woes of General Clay, which have darkened the closing years of his life. Topeka Elects Repubnean Mayor. Topeka, Ken., April 6.--As a result of the canvass of the city election re- turns made by the council tomight, Colonel J. F. Hughes, Republican can- didate for mayor, Is elected by nine votes. A. W. Parker, the Democratic ;candidate, will file contest proceedings. English View of Steel Trust. London, April 6.--The Daily Mail, in the eonrse of an extended article on the American steel trust, says it can see no escape for the United States from the oppression of trusts except in free trade, and declares that J. Pier- pont Morgan has appropriated $200,- 000,000 to crush American independent concerns. "The operations of the trust," says the Daily Mail, "may induce general tariff legislation by Europe, and will certainly consolidate the British steel and iron trades, which will give the American trust a hard fight here." TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIE~. Olga Nethersole is reported to be dying of cancer tn London. Three hundred metal polishers at Say Francisco struck for aborter bourn April 1st. Five hundred factory girls went out on a strike at St. Joseph, Missouri April 1st. M. Waldeek-Rosseau, French pre- mier, is suffering from an abcess of the throat. The bubonic plague continues its ravages at Capetown and gives the of- ficials much concern. Oxford won tile great annual beat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities March 30th. The entire wh(mt and oat crop of northern Texqs is threatened with de- struction by the fly pest. The United States Rubber Company has reduced its prices twenty-eight per cent from those of 1900. The trial of James Callahan for com- plicity in the abduction of young Cud- any wilt begin April 22d at Omaha. The published statement that Lord Salisbury lms symptonm of Bright's disease is denied by his private secre- tary. Five hundred and fifty journeymen painters and decorators at Cincinnati struck for an eight-hour day on the 1st of April. -. The Jefferson hotel at Richmond, ir- ginia, burned on tile night of March, 2,otl~. Its cost was $1,000,000 and it was insured for $650,000. Medical Director William T. Herd died at Washington April 1st at the age of seventy. Ite had been in the naval service for forty years. The capital of the United States Steel Corporation has been increased to $1,- 100,000,000. The state of New Jersey received a fee of $220,000 for the filing of the papers. Sir Thomas Lipton feels confident of winning the All America's cup this summer with his new yacht Sham- rock II. He expects to sail for Ameri- ca about June 12th. Governor Dietrich of Nebraska, ex- pects to resign at an early date to ac- cept the office of United States senator for the short term, to which he was re- cently elected. Three expert geologists from the Un- ited States survey have been detailed to make geological and mineral recon. noissance of the island of Cuba, whose government will pay the expense. Petroleum in large quantities is re- ported to have been discovered at Greenville, Clay county, Iowa, and people are gatbering in gz}eat num- bers. This is the first oil discovered in Iowa. It is believed at the Indian office in Washington that the recent reported trouble with Navajos in southern Utah and northern Arizona was due to the encroachnlent of white miners on the reservation. Two tons of American flags have been contracted for in' Chicago to be taken to Porto Rico a~d erected on the school buildings. It is proposed to erect a flag over every school house on the island before July 4th. The official Gazette of the City of Mexico has published a denial of the announcement made in various Mexi- can newspapers that President Diaz has asked permission to go to Europe for the benefit of his health. The secretary of agriculture has sent dairy experts to Japan and China for the purpose of introducing American dairy products in the markets of the China sea. and another to the Carib- bean sea for the same ,purpose. Tom L. Johnson, the noted single-tax advocate, who has Just been elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, says that he shall fight, "without giving or accept- ing quarter," for municipal ownership of street railways and a 3-cent fare. Alfred T. Patrick is again on trial in New York elmrged With causing the death of Millionaire Rice last Septem- ber. Patrick is also alleged to have forged a will and other documents pur- porting to have been signed by Rico. Harry Adamson Lurid, whose strange disappearance from the steam- ,hip Eddy in New York two years ago created a sensation, has turned up in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where he has been working in the mines for some time. Colonel A. K. McClure has an- nounced his retirement from the edi- torial direction of the Philadelphia Times. Colonel McClure began his Jourmdistic work over ~ty-five years ago, as the editor of a weekly paper in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. R. L. Pease, vice president of the Exchange National Bank at Atchison, .Kansas, died March 29th. He was one of the operators of the Holliday stage llne between Atchison and Salt Lake In tile early days, and later was an extensive star route contractor. In North Carolina the attempt to im- peach Chief Justice Fuchs of the Su- preme Court and Associate Judge Douglas failed through inability to se- cure a two-thirds vote for impeach- ment. 'J~lel'e were twenty-seven votes for conviction and twenty-three for ac- quittal. A fire in the main building of the Jacob Dodd Packing Company's plant at Kansas City, March 30th, destroyed $200.000 wordl of property. The building was burned in 1899 and im- mediately rebuilt, and has since been used for the nlanufaeture of butterine, employing seventy-five men. The United Mine Workers of the eastern anthracite region have decided to attempt to restrict employment en- tirely to union men. This policy of the miners, if successful, will give the un- ion the power the operators declare they desire it to have--absolute control of all the workers, preventing frequent strikes. It Is the i)roviso upon which the promise of future rj~*cognition of the union is based. The Navy Department has sent or- ders to Admiral Remey, colnmander-ln- chief of the naval forces on the Asiatic station, to proceed aboard his flagship, the Brooklyn, to Melbourne, Australia. in time to take part in the exercises commemorative of the opening of the first federal Parliament, from May 6th to May 9th next. It is possible that the New York or the Oregon, ell route to and from the Asiatic station, also may be authorized to stop and take part. FAR~IING MATTERS Brolne Grass. An account of exI)erinlents at differ- eat stations with "Brmnus inernlis," or Brolue grass, is given in Bulletin (;1 of tile Agrieultur'll Exl)erinmntal Station Fort Collins. The following is a sum- nlary of the couclusions reached by the experiments at the three stations. Frank L. VVatrous, assistant agricul- turalist at Fort Collins, says: In Colorado Bromus iuermis is'spe- cifically a lmsture grass, and it may be truly said it is the only tame grass yet discovered that eau, with any de- gree of success, take the place of the departfng pasture grasses (if the plains. The closest pasturing and sewwe tramping have no effect in destroying the sod. After having 1)een gnawed tight to tile ground by sheep, it shows growth within 't week after the stoek is removed, even in the l'tte fall wheu nights arc frosty. In llm sI)ring Bronn~ grass affords pasture fl't}ln't'~vo tO tllree weeks earlier thau any other kind of gr'tss kllo~Vll to tiffs locality. Many COml)laints are heard fr,~m va- rious localities concerning the worth- lessness of seed, .'dl of which, thus far has been iml)orted fronl Europe. The Kansas l,~xl)erilnent Station reporls that about ninety per cent. of this seed fails to grow. Experience at. this sta- tion last season seemed to verify this statenlent, though it is too early yet to speak with l)rccision in the nmtter from the fact Brome grass comes up very much thicker tim spring after sowing than would have been expected from its appearance in the fall. Wheth- er this is due to some of the seed lying dormant, or to an extension of the root system at some time l)etw(~m fall and spring, has not been ascertained. The fact has been noted elsewhere, and thoroughly proven here, that it is best not to be discouraged over a seeming- ly light stand the first season, but wait until tile grass has a chauce to show np the following spring 1)efore 9tow- ing it up or adopting any radical races- ares, For spring sowina Brome grass should be sown early in this country if it is to be grown without irrigation. With irrigation it may be handh~l suc- cessfully by sowing at any time daring the growing season. It requires a clean, well pulverized seed bed, such as wheat would thrive, and should be covered from one to two inches in depth. Owing to the light, chaffy na- ture of the set,l, we have "is yet been nnable to sow it evenly in ,'in ordinary drill, though this wouhl be the ideal way. It has been sown broadcast by hand and harrowed in. The condition of tile soil is of more importance than the manner of sowing. It would not be safe to recommend tlfis grass for indiscriminate sowing. Farmers having portions of land above irrigation, or desiring permanent pas- ture on almost any kind of land tlmt is not positively wet or boggy, would l~ justified In trying an acre or two. Sow fifteen or twenty ponnds per acre. If successful, it produces a good quantity of seed the second year, after which the sowing may b~ extended with small expense. The grass has done well and is very useful here. There seems no reason why it should not do well elsewhere. Professor Griffin, superintendent of the Arkansas valley sub-station at Rocky Ford, says: "'Its behavior here tends to show that it is better adapted to a region of lower mean temperature and ,greater suminer precipitation, and that'the soil~ shonhl contain much more clay--what would be terln~l a stronger soil. It be- conies sod bound under irrigated condi- tions, and soon fails to produce growth of any value. The grass is coarse and very low in nutritive qualities. I see but one place where it may profitably be employed, and that is as a soil re- tainer on tim banks of ditches that are liable to wash. The fact that it thrives where water is applied In this way, and that i:t forms such a dense sod, would warrant its use in cases such as above mentioued." Professor Payne, superintendent of the Plains sub-station at Cheyenne Wells, gives an account of six years of trial of this grass and concludes with the following comments: "In common with all so-called drouth- resistant plants, the testing of Bromus lnermis has proved to be very unsat- isfactory here. The failure to get a stand of plants is the greatest difficulty experienced. If rain does not fall at the right time after seeding, we are al- most sure to fail to get a stand which will be fair to the plant under consid- eration. If a stand ~s obtained, con- tinued drouth before the young plants are strong enough to resist it, may de- stroy all hope of successful termination of the trial. "While we feel that the grass. (Bro- mus ine/'mis) is a failure under the conditions exist~g here, we realize that it might succeed where conditions are not quite so unfavorable. A dif- ference in the distribution of the rain- fall might bring success where we have to record faihlre. "Our experience and observationcom- pels us to recommend to those who think of trying Bromus inermis on un- irrigated land in eastern Colorado, that they test it on a small scale for a few years before plowing up buffalo grass to make room for it." Noted Cattle King Retires. Jolm Sparks of Reno, Nevada, one of the best known cattlemen in the country, has sold l)is ranch and herd for a consideration aggregating over a million dollars, and has retired from lhe stGck business. He still retains his famous herd of prize Herefords, but keeps them largely to furnish him re- creation. The purchaser of the vast Sparks in- terest is A. J. Harrel of Visalia, Call ~ornia, partner of Mr. Sparks. The pa- )ers were signed at Salt Lake March 2th, by which Mr. Harrell gives $500,- 000 In cash and $600,000 in Texas cot- ton land for Mr. Sparks' undivided half interest, 40,000 head of cattle, ~00,000 acres of laml In Nevada owned in fee simple, and 70,000 acres, all in Nevada except about 25,000 in Idaho, leased from the government. "I have been on the range all my life." said Mr. Sparks in explanation of the sale, "and I have grown tired of it. I am fifty-seven years oh1 now, ' and I want to enjoy life. I shall take iny family on a Jaunt wherever we de- cide to go. If I get tired of traveling, I can go down to Texas and raise a little cotton, or out to Nevada and look utter my Herefords. I don't know as I shall sell them, except as I get a chance to 1)art with a few from time to time. My principal business from this time on will be enjoyment." Mr. Itarrell said he expected the business would go on about as it had ill tile lmst. "I have been in the stock business ,'ill my life," he ~lid, "and I guess I can get along." Johu Sparks was born in Texas on a ranch, tie ires fougiit hnlians and r'dscd cattle in Texas, New Mexico and Nevada, 'Hid has gained a reputa- tion all over the United tSates. Grazing on Forest Reserves. Secretary lIitehcoek has provided rules and regulations for the grazing of sheep on forest reserves through- out tile country. He has also fixed the mnnl)er of sheep that are to be allowed upon the reserves, to be dis- tributed pro rapt amoug the stock- nlen who apply for permission to put their flocks in the government forest. In the Big lh/rn reserve in Wyom- ing. 125.00o sheep will be allowed within the limits of the rese~we south of the thirteenth standard parallel, and 25,(X)0 north of that line. Permission was rcftrsed stockmen to graze their ~heep in the Lewis and Clarke reservatiea~ iu Idaho, because it was overcrowded last year and the sheep injured the fol-~t growth. The rules governing the admission of stock are tim same ~s last year, with slight modifications suggested by experience. Sheep will go on the reserves July 1st and will be allowed to remain until late in September. Hard Question for Fruit Ba|ser~. The Horticultural Board prepared several blanks for the horticultural in- specters who were to answer a series of questions designed to furnish in- formation regarding the condition of the fruit crop of Colorado and tile methods employed by the v,u'ious or- chardists. In the list of questions one read : ".What precautions have been adopt- ed against frost?" And tim next one in order was: "l)o rely of the orchardists in your neighborhood have objections ~o pray- ins. and if so what are they?" What the secretary of the board mean~ was "spraying," but the omis- sion of the "s" by the printer has left sonic room for unccrtahlty as o the light which the returns will show on the n:oral standing of Colorado horti- culturists. Archuleta County Oil Boom, The Denver News' correspondent at Pagos't Springs writes as follows :. The oil excitement has reached Archuleta county and "t test well will be put down near Chromo, in the southeastern portion of the county, as soon as ma- chinery can be got on the ground. A comp'my of Denver vapitalists are be- hind the sehe~le, and O. L. Merrill is ill charge here. Mr. 5ierrill has been working on the proposition the past year, securing options on land, etc., and last week the company had about $10,000 worth of land recorded on the LittleNavajo river. On the Big' Nava- jo there are also many indications of off, there being a large Spring coming out of a sandstone vein tn sufficient quantities that the farmers get it for orang their machinery. Five gallons have been saved from this spring in a single day. There are various other places that the oil oozes out also. Eight miles above the springs is a natural gas hole that will burn on touching a match to it. Mr. Robinson of Florence, who was here last fall looking over the oil lands, said there was sufficient gas coming from it to run three stoves. Sweet potatoes are raised from sprouts taken from the parent potato; About Apri~lst the potatoes should be placed in a' moderate hotbed, quite thick, and covered about an inch deep. In this dry climate a muslin cover will do. In about six weeks' time, if all goes well, the bed will be a mass of living green and the plants ready to set. To prepare land throw it up into ridges with two furrows together; then throw other furrows on top of the first. These ridges should be at least four feet apart. Set the plants on these ridges eighteen inches apart and let the irrigation water follow with a good soaking. In a few days hoe the plants. Keep clean by horse cultivation and hoeing all season. Lift the vines with a garden rake from the sround several times In the course of the season. Ir- rigate every week or ten days, unless there are timely rains. Occasionally some one writes enthu- siastically in favor of artichokes for swine, but the great majority of swine breeders and feeders do not seem to be fascinated with this valuable tuber. The fear of difficulty in getting rid of them, after they are once in the ground, is one cause of this indiffer- ence. As a matter of fact there is little danger of artichokes remaining in the ground if hogs have free access to the field. They will not leave very many. It is not probable that arti- chokes are all that some writers would have us believe, but, nevertheless, if a swine feeder once tries them he will not be apt to give thenl up. They seem to be just suited to the hog's taste and system, are conducive to the health of the animal, and in food value, as a part of the ration, are worthy of high esteem.--Field and Farm. ft. S. Chenoweth of Prowers county is fully convinced that raising hogs on alfalfa is a success and will pay any one who will manage properly. He says this is the best country in the world for hogs, on account of the dry climate, which keeps them free from disease, and in feeding them there is no waste, as occurs when pigs are run- ning in mud. Mr. Chenoweth has en- gaged in the business on a large scale during the past two years, and is satis. fled it is profltalfle.--Field and Farm. Reports from the grazing sectlom~ state that generally stock on the ranges have wintered well, with the possible exception of old cows. These in many instances are weak and thin and a rough sp~-ing nmy go hard with them by bogging down. Ranchmen have had but little feeding to do and young stock are generally in good condition. To Restrict the Output. Spokane, Wash, April 8.--It was an- nounced that the output of lead and silver of the Coeur d'Alene district of northern Idaho is to be restricted to sustain the market. The smelters have 50,000 tons of reserve, t~vice as large a surplus as is nevessary. CHICAGO'S NEW SCIENTIST CHURCH Chicago, April 8.--Probably 10,000 persons particiimted yesterday in the dedication of the Second Church of ChrisL scientist, at Wrightwood and Pine Grove avenues. So great was the assemblage that a quadruple service was held. After the first service the sid~ doors were opened and the amli- enc~ passed out while another group of worshipers entered through the front doors and particpated in a i~epetition of the service. Twice more the cere- monial was repeated to audiences sim- ilarly admitted ancl still crowds lin- gered about the church eager to get in. The salutatory address was delivered by Reader Bieknell Young, after whieil the following greeting from l~h~s. Mary Baker G. Eddy was read: "My Beloved Brethren-Your card of invitation to this feast of soul was duly received--accept my thanks. "Ye sit no*: in the idol's temple; ye build not to an unknown God. Ye wor- shlp him whom ye serve. Boast not thyself, thou ransomed of divine love, but press on unto the posses,~ion of un- burdened blL~s, raise the living dead, cast out fashionable hulacy. "The ideal robe of Christ is seamless. Thou hast touched its hem and art be- *~lg healed. The risen Christ is thine. haunting mystery and gloom of ,~s glory rule not this century. Thine M the upspringing hope,the conquest over sin and nmrtality that lights the liv- ing way to life, not death. I "May the God of our fathers, the nfinite Person whom we worsidp, be and abide with you; may the blessings of divine love rest with you. My heart hovers around your churcims in I Chicago, for tne dove of peace sits :smilingly on these branches and sings i of our Redeemer." Congratulatory telegrams from Ed- ward A. Kimball of Boston and other Christian Scientists of prominence in all parts of the world were also read from the chancel at each service. The church, including ~he ground upon which it stands, cost the society. about $120,000. Ouray Editor's Runaway Accident. Denver, Colo., April 8.--A fashion- able trap drive by E. J. Hulaniski, publisher of the Plain De'der of Ouray, Colorado, collid(~,l with a Welton street car at the corner of Eighteenth aml Welton streets yesterd'~y aficrnoon. The horse ran away, carrying the trap at a terrific speed up Welton to Twen- tieth street, where a second collision occurred, and where Mrs. ttulaniskt and her three daughters were thrown out and badly bruis~l. Mr. Hulaniski made a desperate effort to stop the team and W.lS dragged half a block. Tile team was caught in a narrow space between the cm-s nnd a fence and the car crowded the carriage ~nainst the fence, throwiug Mr. Hu- lski out, though he clung to the team despe~ ately. The runaway struck the telegraph pole at Twentieth and Welton streets with great forct~ and the screaming wo- man and girls tumblcd into the gutter. Opal, eighteen years of age, the eld- est girl, sustained a cut in the head, wldch, however, was not regarded as serious by Police Surgeon Miller, who was ealled. Hulaniski was badly" shaken up up by his fall, but was able to run to 'l"wentieth street, where he aa- sisted his wife and children to their feet. Blowing Up Merrlmac Wreck. Santiago, Cuba, April 7.--Fifteen hundred pounds of dynamite were used Saturday afternoon in blowing up the forward superstructure of the sunken United States collier Merrimac, which i has long tmpeded tile entrance to the harbor. The explosion was heard plainly in the city, five miles away. Divers immediately descended and found forty feet of clear water over the forward portion of the wreck. Port Captain Irvin will begin to-day to place mines aft, which he expects to explode in a week, thus completely clearing the harbor entrance. Saturday's incident was highly spec- tacular. Residents on Smith Key, ad- Jacent to the wreck, left the island, fearing that their houses would be de- molished. The overlooking hills were lined with people and large numbers of pleasure vessels encircled tbe wreck at a safe distance. When the electric button was touched a pyramid of wa- ter rose forty feet and the surface wan immediately covered with wreckage and tons of dead fish. The launches and yachts returne~l to the city laden with souvenirs of the wreck. [oro Mileage !kIlowance. ~'ashington, April 6:--The secretary of war has amended the army regula- tions so as to provide that: "A civilian not in government em- ploy, duly summoned to appear as a witness before a military court, will receive $1.50 per day for each day ac- tually in attendance upon the court and five cents a mile for going from 'his place of residence to the place of trial or hearing, and five cents a mile for returning; but in Wyoming, Mon- tana, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and PoIgo Rico he will be paid fifteen cents for each mile necessary to travel over any stage line or private conveyance, and in Porto Rico ten cents for each mile over any railway in such travel." Grain Elevator Burned. St. Louis, Me., April 8.--Sparks from a switch engine yesterday set fire to the big elevator owned by the St. Louis Elevator and Storage C,61hpany, and within less than two hours the building was reduced to ashes, entail- Ing a loss of $650,000. The building and contents, which consisted of about 800,000 bushels of wheat and corn, were fully insured. Oil Strikes in Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyo., April S.--(Denver Republican Special.)--There is great excitement throughout this section as a result of tbe fact 1)econdng known that the oil recently discovered at Pi- oneer ttollow, near Evanston, by the ~Unlon Pacific railroad, is tile highest i grade of illuminating oil ever discov- ~ered anywhere in the world. When the railroad workmen struck a strong flow of oil a little over a month ago there was considerable excitement ' and thousands of acres of l'mds In the vicinity were filed uImn by Salt Lake, Nebraska a~a4 Wyoming men.