TUNNELING FOR WATER.
The citizens of Sweet, Boise county, Idaho, have a novel way of obtaining water for domestic and irrigation purposes. The water is dug out of the hillside, into which the wells run like tunnels, and not down into the earth, as in the case of ordinary wells. East of the town there is a bluff, out of which sparkling mountain water can be procured almost anywhere by merely running a tunnel in from twenty to forty feet. At one point in the town a stream sufficient to irrigate a fine orchard and garden, besides an ample supply for domestic use and for watering all the teams that pass that way, comes pouring out of the forty-foot tunnel. Neither the spring freshets nor the summer droughts affect its flow.
The Missouri Fire Preventive association has been organised at Kansas City, Mo, J. D. Fleming, St. Louis, is president ; W. L. Ely, Monroe City. Mo., is secretary. Its object is to reduce fire waste in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Iowa. The members will suggest the best materials to be used in buildings; will have property owners improve their buildings; will investigate electrical construction and wiring; and, in short, will do everything possible to prevent fires.