Items of Interest

Specifications and drawing for the lighthouse and station which Congress has authorized Albert S. Eells and associates of Boston to construct at Diamond Shoals, off Cape Hatteras, have been filed at the office of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. The plans have been referred to the Government Lighthouse Board for approval. The actgrants $750,000 for the builders, if they succeed, in accordance with their plane, in erecting and successfully operating the light for one year, before 1909.

With a view to prevent the destruction of the natural beauty of Niagara Falls by electric power companies which seek to divert the waters of Niagara River, thousands of letters are pouring into the State Department. The writers most part, to the President, who refers them to the State Department. The writers ask that the Canadian and American Governments take some action for the preservation of the Falls.

A despatch received from Minister Rockhill indicates that the anti-American boycott is losing strength. The relinquishment of the Canton-Hankow railroad to China, it is belived, has had a great effect for good upon the boycott. The imperial edict issued against the boycott is believed to be a direct mark of appreciation on the part of the Chinese Government.

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A False Sense of God Destroyed
September 16, 1905

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