• Telegraph orders were received yesterday by J.H. Suttle, government superintendent of construction of the new post office, directing him to excavate the footing for the walls 18 inches deeper at the southwest corner. The west wall of the building for 10 feet north of the corner, will be dug 18 inches deeper, and for the rest of its length, nine inches farther.

• A brand new industry was started in Ottawa yesterday when the Warner Automatic Tire-Rest company shipped away the first automatic tire rest ever sold in the country. The shipment was made to R.H. Bushway of Houston, Texas, president of the Carter Car Distributing Association. The automatic tire rest is an invention of ex-Councilman C.E. Warner and was first made by him last fall. The device is an attachment which may be fastened upon any make of automobile. Its purpose is to lift the car from the floor when it is run into the garage. The attachment is automatic, being worked by the momentum of the car itself. By lifting the car two or three inches above the floor, the weight is removed from the tires of the automobile and a convenient method of repairs is at the same time facilitated. The new Ottawa industry has opened up its factory in the building formerly used by the Ottawa Cement Vault Company at First and Main streets.

• The Civic Improvement Association is to raise funds for a new bridge through city park. Work on the new bridge will probably begin immediately.

• Is the city of Ottawa doing the very best it can do for its industries that try to thrive here? Is there something more the people of this city can do toward making it easier for manufacturing industries to remain in Ottawa and prosper here? These questions arise naturally through the losing of two industries to neighboring cities not any better qualified to handle them than Ottawa is but a little more aggressive in upholding them. The canning factory left us a few months ago for Garnett. Now, the custom tailoring establishment is to go to Emporia.

• A number of the young men and women in the “younger set” and their parents have formed a “swimming club.” The club will hold its meetings three or four times a week at Welch’s Beach during the warm weather, taking lunch along. A raft is to be placed in the middle of the river with a diving board for the accommodation of bathers. A special request is made of any other persons that may be swimming at the beach, that they wear bathing suits or “take to the woods” when the club comes in sight.

• Kansas atmosphere will be almost as full of political enthusiasm this year as it was last when the campaigns were at issue. William Jennings Bryan, secretary of state, will be at Garnett Aug. 5 to speak at the Garnett Chautauqua.