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jT SAMJAKE CITY, UTAH, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1906. TEX PAGES-FIVE CENTS. ' l
Ijjaptfack on For-Lnaries;Ajiieri-
priests, Besides Bng
ily, Slain in
t Feb. K.-Consul-Gen-5tnghal,
5 t ender today's date.
tSj su ralMlon etatlons at
j! store have been dc
lrfb!e cause Is local. The
jL from those points
oT Ki American mlssion
;ices reaped, but the
Etb .'FEzlifih. two adults and
tt$ tt rtportcd to have been
fVeaboat Elcano. at Nan
itrJered 10 nrocecd lm
JH jjijnj, where she will
? Wednesday The scene
"VjJ f jtout 4CO miles up the
i I'Hissioas Safe.
,w A from Mr. Rodgera, re
ftlI State department,
iti fcd British missions 'are
ni ra Commander Fletcher,
7J -cf the cruiser Raleigh,
tall ttfred t t,,e Navi' d0
liTcd waorms substantially
yiTj Kictept Consul-Gcncral
Bfca that the trouble at
4rt li, is hive been the two
Jea Ats upon foreign mis-
ht. fttreiorc there is little
ith it ibt trouble will spread
h. i&rt lliat thc incident
- ijatlfy such prcpara-
"f31 -iiitr way front a mill-
t Hay Attack,
ls itEcrlljh subjects have
tt'M fcsEKt serious phase of
bj it b taid that this fact
: m k t"ls of forcible mcas-
&j Bt cl the British Govern-
tj dfciime the entire Chl-
: tn tea Mr. Rodgera says
ft Et Xsnchang- trouble are
j.u li tor reported to have
" i disrate between the
Am id Chinese ofllclals. A
all ii fas at tlrst reported
; ( tbei by .a Catholic -mis-
Eiisr claimed that tho
jf English Killed.
wiM1 occurred yesterday
'jBitro members of the
jmwe protecting them.
jrcfoK to Klukiang.
iSBrioo building is un
. j3Btl"a Javed, and order
iajft that nil is quiet in
on a Boat
-HN1' the American mls-
ftang .md thc escape
c cLflonarIcs stationed
W'fS In New York to
Methodist board of
I The cablegram fol
W on boat."
ft Methodist mlsslon
5 as follows:
M and wife of WIs
grti and wife of Ada,
r3. women, Gertrude
Htghfej. Alta Xewdy
?J " ??dlllon to thea'
JVtte Methodist board
gan, Ida Kahn, sta
fcKllt.i,,n,M,on 1,38 a
e .Prince of
mVHr 01 onarlcs has
JT Haklne Readv to
PJ Word Is Given.
rfrrWtnt Roosevelt has
Buni'" adopted at
iMlrior ft, as were
E , the Boxer out-
'taMe 1 the Govcrn
mg'e measures to sup-
a-ifcak V ,S-h,ch listed
tut Prevails all
fWIor the Word.
JAs ni the disorders
ASK CHANGE IN LAWo
School Bill Vetoed by Governor
Will Be Again Agitated
Special to Thc Trlhunc.
LARAMIE, Wyo.. Feb. ZgXm the last
session of the "Wyoming- Stato Teachers'
association, at Douclas, n committee on
school laws, consisting; of ono member
from ench county, with Prof. S. S. Stock
well of the Cheyenne schools as chair
man, was appointed to have charge of
the recommendations to be made to the
State Legislature concerning the laws
needed and the amendments deemed ad
visable for the benefit of the schools of
The member of thc committee for Al
bany county lei Dr. Grace R. Hebard. sec
retary of the board of trustees of the
University of Wyoming, who named a
aub-commlttee for tho countv, consisting
of President R M. Tlsdal of the univer
sity; Dr. John R Brown, principal of
the normal college. Mrs. Emma H.
Knight, county superintendent of schools;
Miss Alary Wright, teacher In the pub
lic schools of this city; Prof. R W. Lee,
superintendent of the Laramie public
schools, Mrs. Mary C. Bellamy, former
county superintendent, and Stephen Cor
lett Downey, County and Prosecuting At
torney. The committee met at the oflice of Dr.
Ilcbard and made a number of recom
mendations, among which was ono that
the bill passed by tho last Legislature
and which was killed" by the Governor,
be again Introduced and its pasaago
Object of the Bill.
The purpose of this bill Is to reduce the
minimum grade required at the examina
tion for teachers certificates from 75 to
60. which would help a large number of
teachers In every way qualified to teach
fn the average school district of the
State to secure a certificate from the
county superintendent There Is a large
demand for teachers in the country dls
dricts, and under the present stringent
laws of the State many of these are
brought from other States whero thc
minimum Is lower, thc applicants of
Wyoming being unable to reach the
standard without a normal training The
legislative committee of the Stato Teach
ers association ravored this measure two
years ago, whon It was introduced, and
Dr. Hebard Is of the opinion thnt It will
bo reintroduced at the next session of thc
Rolling Hills Resume.
The Laramie rolling mills, which have
been Idle since 19W when they were
abandoned by the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company, were started today, under the
direct management of the Union Pacific,
for the production of angle bars, fish
plates, track bolts and nuts, bridge blots
and iron for thc McKcen motor gasoline
cars, and will be kept running.
W. H. B Jacobus of Omaha is the su
perintendent. A. II.. Fettera aL Omaha,
the mechanical engineer for the oystem,
was present when the ten-Inch mill wap
started. The run today was on seven
eighths Inch bnr Iron for track bolts
The plant has beep practically rebuilt,
the small furnaces having been converted
from coal and coke, furnaces to crude oil.
Coal Is only used In thc steam boiler fur
naces and In the furnacew for the two
trains of rolls.
Tho plunt at present employs about
seventy-five men, hut will be Increased to
150 by the middle of summer.
MINERS TO WE1E
Mitchell Announces That Na
tional Convention Will Be
Called for March 15.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20 John Mitchell,
president of tho United Mine-Workers of
America, after a conference this evening
of operators and mine-workers, announced
that It had been decided to call a national
convention of the United Mine-Workers of
America for March 16
Tills convention was decided on, Mr,
Mitchell fald, after the receipt of a letter
ftum President Roosevelt deploring the
failure of tho recent convention and urg
ing a further conference and to try to de
cide on amicable terms.
Francis L. Robblns of the Pittsburg Coal
company and chairman of tho committee
ef bituminous operators, was In New York
today and discussed the proposition ot
Vice-President Lewis as follows:
"There Is absolutely no change in the
situation. I see no prospects of averting
the strike on April 1. Because tho miners
are willing to accept the 1903-'OI scale,
that Is no indication that thc sift coal op
erators aro willing to yield."
Blizzard in Mountain:.
Special to Tho Trlbuno.
CENTENNIAL. Wyo.. Feb. M. John Morris
has Just come down from the Snowy rnnco,
Ifrtnglng word of deep nnow and dolly storms.
He was three days making tho trip from this
(plnco to his enmp on the roturn trip, being
compelled to clve It up and return to town.
Thc way was Impajmable and tho cold lntennc.
HIn camp Is well toward the top of tho rnnBC
nearly 12.CK) fuel above tea luvcl.
BASEBALL IN BOISE
Fans in Idnho Idaho Capital Moving-
for a Club.
Special to The Trlbuno.
BOISE, Ida., Ffli. 2G. Tho baseball en
thusiasts of this city have begun to move,
and in Boise It Is hoped that the North
west will organize an eight-club league
with this city on the list- If a league is
organized Boise will certainly be in It.
There Is no toetttr baseball town of its
size In the Northwest, and our team made
a splendid showing lust season. Let thc
organization of a leagu" proceed as soon
as possible, and Boise will be ready to do
Ten Thousand Oabbies Strike.
BERLIN Feb 20. Ten thousand cab
drivers of this city struck today as a pro
, test against the police prohibiting empty
cabs from crossing the Potsdomer plalz
where traffic Is the thickest. They will
lesumo work Wednesday, but have adopt
ed a resolution to renew the strike on all
holidays until the obnoxious regulation
Tire in Idaho Mine,
Special to The Tribune.
BOISE. Ida.. Feb. 2fi. Fire hns again
started In tho Bunker Hill and Sullivan
mine at Ward nor, and im.cn damage has
Iiet-n Jonc, guys a dispatch from that
SMASHING THE TABLETS
The Way the Hierarchy Abide by the Law
Heyburn and French Will Op
pose His Confirmation as ' '
NAMPA MAN'S FRIENDS
ARE INCENSED AT ACTION
Will Present Evidence Showing
That Attempt Was Made to
Assess Their Friend.
Special to Thc Tribune.
AVASHINGl'ON, Feb. 20. The fact
came out today that Representative
French of Idaho had formally protested
to tho Senate Committee on Postofilces
and Post Roads against a favorable re
port on the nomination of A. G. Ncttlc
ton as postmaster at Nampa, Ida.
Dubois Has No Objection.
Senator Dubois was asked by the com
mittee and said he had no objection to
Senator Heyburn announced, however,
that he would Join Representative French,
and both will be given a hearing before
the committee to show cause why Net
tleton's nomination should not bo con
firmed. Nettleton's Friends "Will Fight
It Is understood that Netllcton's friends
arc prepared to confront Heyburn and
French when the cxise Is called with docu
mentary evidence showing that an at
tempt was made to assess Nettleton for
the campaign fund. In IS02 and HM, and
ho refused to pay, and that this Is the
cause of the fight on him.
Moscow Public Building.
Senator Heyburn called up and had
passed by unanimous consent this after
noon thc bill by Senator Dubois appro
priating J75.C00 for a postofilce and court
building at Moscow. Ida
Money for Provo Building.
Senator Smoot at the same time, with
out objection, put through his bill au
thorizing 560.0CO for a new public building
Senator Clark's bill, adding J5O0O to thc
appropriation for the Evanston. Wyo.,
public building, also passed the Senate.
Omnibus Bill to Be Reported.
An omnibus public building bill Is to
bo reported 'n thc IIousv of Representa
tives, and some or all of these Items will
bo included In the bill.
A postofilce has been established at
Evans, Elmore county, Ida., with Wil
liam H. Evans postmaster
CLOSING AVAR IS ON
Spokane Sunday Law Is Stirring Up
Trouble in Many Quarters.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb 20. The Law
Enforcement league of this city today
swore out warrants against six of the
loading saloonkeepers on the charge of
keeping open Sunday
The liquor dealers at once retaliated by
securing warrants for tho arrest of tho
manacers of the thoatcrs, the Hazel wood
SSB 5 company and tho Washington
Water Power company, and threaten to
hi-lnir charges against sohio 150 other bus
S men for d"'"S t"'"csa " Sunday.
Was Mizner Married Before.
Sneclnl to The Tribune.
KORT POLUNS. Colo.. Feb. I6.-U Ij notd
u omtwiliion Mlr.ncr, tho younic husband
ol the former Mr. . Ch.irl T. Ycrkw. widow
Jr tul Into traction miiRnalc. wi hero nbout
a year nEo, oHten,ll,ly on n duck nhoollng -Liiiinn
He was accompanied by n woman
d 'i nt that tln.c to bo Edith Crutor, tho
a?PMil her brolh-r. Clwnw rnter of
nrnver Mlrncr did not renter at tho hotel.
DE rl, tho name or Clarence Cn-.ler np
althoUKh tho ""'. Lincoln hotel on
poar on the rcpinier VL y'f ... fi.ner
March 23. and the nnmc of Mr. A. It. turner
nn:enrB below IL .
CAPIASES SOOGHT FOR
OFFICERS OF SMELTER
Indicted for Alleged Violation
of the Law in Using
PUEBLO. Colo . Feb. 2G. Following thc
action of the special grand jury last
Saturday night in returning Indictments
against officers of thc Colorado Fuel and
Iron company, tho Colorado Supply com
pany and tho American Smelting com
pany, for alleged violation of the law In
using the "scrip system" of paying their
employees, capiases were sought this
morning for President F. J. Ilearno and
D. C. Beaman, Attorney-General for the
fuel company, for alleged conspiracy to
violate the !aw. and against all thc di
rectors and officers of that company for
Jn Its recommendations for proceeding
against those companies, the grand Jury
demanded that the Attorney-General of
tho Stalo at once Institute suits against
tho offending corporations for tho purpose
of revoking their charters.
Evidence Is Weak.
Capiases wore not issued against the of
ficials of the smelting company today for
the reason that the evidence was thought
to be insufficient to convict.
Among the other Indictments returned
wire those against officers of the allegco
meat and grocery trust, for alleged crim
inal conspiracy In restraint of trade.
President Hearne of tho fuel company
was In Pueblo a short time ago and was
approached on thc subject of the "scrip"
system At that time ho Is reported to
have said that ho hod tho matter under
consideration and would use his best en
deaors to have the system abolished He
tefused to make a statement for publica
INFECTED WITH WOLVES
Piatt Valley Stock Growers Organizo
to Exterminate Wild Beasts.
Special to The Tribune.
ENCAMl'MENT, Wyo., Feb. 26. W. E.
Scars of this city Is home from a canvass of
tho ntockmen of the Platte valley In tho In
terest of tho Saratoga Valloy Stock-Grower'
aoclnllon. bavin p secured HW to bo uswJ as
a wolf bounty fund, woIvch and coyotes hav
ing become so numerous und ajjgrtswlvo oh to
cm no alarm.
Tho anlmalR havo been killing numbcrn of
cattlo )ntly, und an i-ffort will bo made to dc
crtaeo thc nuinhor.
Wolf houndn aro bolnR Imported to run down
nnd kill the wolves and coyotes, great de-t-tructlon
In this wo being rriwrioi from tho
neighborhood of Garrett, Albany county,
where S. W Glllesplo killed forty-two coyotes
and (en wolves In a short tlmo with his pack
of nx houndn.
WOOL GROWERS TO MEET
Sheep Owners Asked to Gather at
Meeteetse, Wyo., March 3.
Special to The Tribune
MEETEETSE, Wyo., Feb. 20. W. T. Hogff.
executlvo committeeman of tho Stato Wool
Growern' association, has Issued a call for a
meeting ut MfotoothO. to bo held Saturday.
March 3, for tho purpoxo of rcorBanlzlnfr tho
Me Horn County Wool-Growers' association,
with tho Intention of Joining tho Stale asso
clutlon. . ...
Tho Stato association, at lt.s annual lncot
Ing. lovled an aMesfiiiient of a quarter ot a
cent per head upon all sheep owned by Its
members, and Mr. Hokj: oskB llockmastcrn ot
thc country to Includo this with their member
ship feo of $5 for Individuals and S2.W per an
num for mnmhont of other ui-si-elntlons.
Big Horn county Is ono of tho largest sheep
counties In tho State.
Funeral of Alexander Rossi.
Spcclul to Tho Tribune.
BOISE. Ida.. Feb. 20 Thc funeral of
Mexandcr Rossi, held hero yesterday,
was one of the largest that ever took
place In Boise. Thc deceafed was a Ma
son and he was buried under the auspices
of that orde:' A largo number of Masons
from neighboring towns, Including movt
of the grand lodge officers, worn In at
tendance. Mr. Rossi was a past deputy
DATE FOR HEARING
Apostle Agrees to Have Them
4 Present in Washington
HIS ATTORNEY CANNOT
BE READY UNTIL THEN
Long Postponement Disappoint
ment, but, Owing to Counsel's
Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 20. Senator
Burrows, chairman of thc Committee on
Privileges and Elections, announced to
day, after a conference with Senator
Smoot and his attorney. A. S. Worthlng
ton, that the hearings before his commit
tee In the Smoot caso will be resumed
What Smoot Promises.
Smoot and Worthlngton agreed thc wit
nesses would bo produced on that date.
Thc long postponement was a disappoint
ment to thc protcstanls, hut Worthlng
ton, who Is engaged in tho trial of postal
fraud cases, said ho could not be ready
before the 2Gth.
Burrows Feels More Comfortable.
Senator Burrows feels more comfort
able now that a date has finally been
agreed upon. Smoofs atltndc has been
ono of concern.
FLASHES FROM THE WIRE
Snow lias fallen In eastern and northern Ne
braska to a depth of almost an Inch, with
prospects for Its continuance.
A bad slcot and snowstorm has been raping
at St. Joseph. Mo., wlnco early morning, great
ly Impeding street car tratllc.
Tho heaviest snowfnll of tho winter pre
vailed at St. Louis today and continued Into
lonlRht. The storm becan about 7 o'clock
Oils morning, and by night a fool of anow had
The Senate today confirmed John M. Colt,
South Carolina, examiner In chief of tho pat
D. H. Nlcholls, u "foi ty-nlner" nnd a mem
ber of Nevada's tlrst legislative body, Is dead
at his homo In Kankakee. III.
About five hundred carpenters nnd 1000 other
nu-n IdentlHcd with tho bulldlnif tind-s went
on otrlt:e In St. Louis today to unforrn de
mands for Increased wages or tho carpenters.
The Pittsburg Leader was '.fsued today under
a new management, consisting of A. I' Monro.
Edward llopo nnd John K. Erne-, nil local
Representative Kclfor of Ohio Introduced a
bill today to reduce th number ot members
In tha House from tho Southern Sinn-?, bo
causn of tho illscnfrnnch!cmcnl ot negro
M. A. Despoyer. the Russian Minister at Te
heran, Persia, hns been, relieved of hln post
on the Krounrl of III health.
Mrs. Frank Dmke, wife of a well-known San
Francisco manufacturer, lost a hand satchel
on a Southern Pacltlo ferry boat laot night.
The sat ;hl contained money and Jowc-lry vnl
uod at about 1700.
Mrs. Krupp. widow of '.ho German stel man
ufacturer. hau given J230,fOfl to charity In
recognition ot tho Imperial idlver wedding an
niversary. The Brooklyn, flagship (of Renr-Admlral
Slcstios, und tho Chattotiocca and Golvto'ou
sailed today for Plrunus, Grecu. ,
GRAND JURY BEGINS
INQUIRY INTO MURDER
Preliminary Examination of
Moyer, Haywood and Petti
bone Is Postponed.
BOISE. Ida.. Feb. 20. None of the sus
pects under arrest In connection with thc
Steunenberg assassination was taken to
Caldwell today and none of them will be
called before thc grand Jury until tomor
row. To Identify Prisoners,
Floyd R. Thompson, secretary of tho
Avestern Mine Owners association, has
arrived here from Cripple Creek, Colo.,
and will appear before the grand jury to
identify thu prisoners.
Says It Is Not Orchard.
Mi;. Thompson today stated that Harry
Orchard's wife, who lives at Independ
ence. Colo., has denied that the man un
der arrest here Is her husband.
Preliminary Hearing Postponed.
The preliminary examination of Mover.
Haywood, Pettlbone and Adams, which
was set for tomorrow, will be postponed
pending the proceedings before the grand
Prisoners' Attorneys Complain.
The attorneys representing thc Western
Federation of Miners continue to com
plnin of the trentment accorded their
clients at the State penitentiary. They
are imprisoned under the same regula
tions, thc lawyers say, as govern in tho
keeping of convicts.
To Guard Against Suicide.
Tho electric lights have been taken out
of their cells and candles substituted.
This was done, it is stated, to lessen tho
opportunity for suicide.
Orchard Is Better.
The condition of Harry Orchard, which
last week caused the prosecution somo
anxiety, has so far Improved that his
recovery seems certain. He is now with
TI TR00SA10 LIVES
LOST ii TIDAL WAVE
Coast of Colombia Reported De
vastated by Wave Following
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. A cable dispatch
to thc Herald dated Buena Ventura, Co
"An earthquake occurred at twenty-five
miutes to 11 o'clock on the morning of
the 21st lasting about seven minutes, tho
movement being from the north to tho
"The town was considerably shaken up.
Tho damage, however, was small, but tho
people were thrown Into a panic, kneel
ing, weeping nnd praying In thc streets.
"All the clocks In the town were stopped.
while tho cables werc broken In many
Great Tidal Wave.
"Following the earthquake there was a
tidal wave which was of no consequence
here, but tho reports from tho coast, In
cluding an area of fifty leagues to the
south, state that two thousand wore killed
by falling houses or drowned by the wave,
whole fnmilles having been lost.
"Sailing vessels report having encoun
tered hundreds of corpses and quantities
of dead fish, and many small settlements
were completely swept away.
Five Are Killed.
"The damage done by the earthquake
and tidal wave at Tumaco was greater
than here, and a few- lives were lost.
"The shock was felt In the Interior and
five people were killed at Tuquerresln.
"At Popnyan the people resorted lo
tents, and thanksgiving services wore
held on February 21 and 22.
"Twelve distinct shocks were felt, but
It Is believed that all danger Is over now."
BOYS PLUNDER BOXCAR
Three Denver Youths Taken Into
Custody at Laramie, Wyo.
Si eolul to The Tribune.
LARAMIE, Wyo.. Feb. 20. Three boys
Hailing from Denver, Charles Bcal. aged
15; Ed Bennett, 13, and Carl Barker, col
ored, aged 11. were arrested hero on a
charge of robbing a box car on tho Union
They say they entered the car at
Brighton, Colo , being told to do so by a
man carrying n sack full of goods. Tho
boys each had a new pair of shoes stolen
from the car nnd thoy carried four new
shirts. They will bo held awaiting action
by tho railroad company.
NEW RAILROAD COMPANY
Mid-Oregon Organization Is Ready
Special to Tho Tribune.
LOISE. Ids... Feb. 20. The Mid-Oregon
Railroad company, with a capital stock
of $5(0,000. has lust been organized by the
Co-oporatlvo Christian federation. It is
1 toposed to build a lino from Portland to
Ontario, and It expects lo have tho road
completed In two ycais, at a cost of about
IS. H. Dewey of the Idaho Northern has
gone East to buy new equipment for his
line, which runs between Eminetl and
Murphy. Among other things, ho will
buy a new passenger car of latest design.
TO HELP REFORM SCHOOL
State Board of Examiners Has Ap
proved S4000 Expenditure.
The Stato Bornl of Uxnmlncrs hns author
ized the trusteos of the State Industrial
echool at Ogdeu to creato a deficit of MOW for
the purpono of making needed repulr.i and Im
provcf.entH In the. Institution. Tho rcqueot for
the authority wan mu lc homethlng ivor n week
ugo nnd lahen under advisement Tho Im
provomcnto will consist, of nltnnblnrr. paper
ing an J tho purchae of nddltlo.iul furniture.
Damage to Drydock.
WASHINGTON Feb. 2G.-The nature of
the dnmugea sustained by the floating dry
dock Dewey on hor passage across tho
Atlantic In sot out In u cablegram from
tho commanding officer of the expedition,
which says the board of survey found
loose rivets nnd rivet-heads broken off.
Repairs on these and somo other defective
Iron work has commenced nnd should be
completed by March 12, when tho Dewey
will resume Us Journey toward Manila.
$60,000,000 FOR I
INTER-LAKE CANAL I
Mississippi Congressman Sus- H
pects Railroad Is Back of the H
Great Waterway Scbenie. ' j ' H
HOUSE ADJOURNS IN H
MEMORY OF EX-SPEAKER; ' j
Col. Henderson's Death Noted in j H
Appropriate Resolutions by 1 i j
the House. ;
-WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Ex-Speaker 'j i
Henderson's death was thc burden of the ' .
prayer by thc chaplain In opening thc ses- j
slon of thc House today. Later In tho ' !
day adjournment was taken, after the
passage of appropriate resolutions, as a ' j vA
mark of respect to his memory.
During tho consideration of District leg-
islatlon Mr Sims of Tennessee mado a
severe arraignment of tho form of the
District It wns un-Amcrlcnn, un-Ropub-. , 1
Hcnn and un-Democratlc. A bill was i
passed giving a national charter to thc
.National Society of Sons of the American I 1 ijH
Tho Dalzell bill to incorporate the Lake j IH
Erie & Ohio Ship Canal company was f BjJH
then taken up. Mr, Davidson of Wlscon- I i
sin, chairman of tho Committee on Rail-
ways ar.d Canals, explained the bill. Tin I RjJH
canal, he salj, would cost between J35.C00,- ' HjH
XO and 510.000.CO0. It would extend from ! i
Pittsburg to Ashtabula. O.. cn Lake Erie. I i PjH
a distance of 100 miles. Forty-six miles mU
from Pittsburg the Ohio and Beaver mM
rlwra would be cannlizcd. Thirty-one. 1 IH
miles would be over the tablelands be- IH
tween the Ohio river and the Lake. On RJH
I his tableland a lake eight miles long was 1 mmm
to be created. pppi
Will Cost S6O,00O,00O.
Thlsstretcn of thirty-one miles, he said, ;
was 327 feet above the level of the lake.
It will require thirty-three locks with a i ' iH
twenty -root lift and 30 feet In length. . mM
1 he capitalization had been fixed at JiOO.- ' 1
OtO a mile, or a total of SCO.OCO.OOO. j IH
Mr. Davidson said there were annually
ro.OCO.OCO tons of freight, consisting of Iron
ore and coal, going from thc lakes to
Pittsburg, for which tralTlc this canal
would compel? with the railroads. . ijH
After fifty years the canal could be pur- ' flH
chased by the Government. ! flH
"Suppose this canal Is tu'-ncd over to i IH
the Pennsylvanli Railroad companv. tmM
yhere. then, Is the competition?" asked I
Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin. 1
"The only opposition that has bten mmm
mado beforo thc committee has come i
from those roads, and 1 don't believe for
cno moment that the Pennsylvania rail- !
.ottd will .n-er get control of this pror- 1 I HH
erty," replied Mr. Davidson.
Mr. Williams of Mississippi took tho ,
pos lion that no benefit to freight rates IH
could come unless the car.al was a free lmm
Suspicious of Railroads.
In closing tho debate for the opposl- ! '
Hon Mr, Williams of Mississippi said tho I UH
charter of this canal could be sold for ' BH
Horn $4,000,000 to 15.000,000, and, while ho i IH
cou d not prove It. "I suspect in my heart
that it has already been turned over lo i Vmm
the Pennsylvania railroad or to somu i IH
other great railroad interest." lijjH
"l desire to say," continued Mr. Wll- I mmm
llnuis. "that thero is not a man on tho I
other side of this chamber (Indicating tho !
Republican side) who thinks there can bo jl
organized In the district of my friend ' fiH
(Mr. Dalzell) a corporation to carry on
a business for purely philanthropic pur- tmmm
poses. When Pittsburg ever does any- ll
thing Just let mo know about it bright ,
nnd early In the morning." IPjjV
Mr. Dalzell closed tho debate for the
bill and demanded the previous question. IH
Just us n roil call had been ordered Mr.
Dalzell stated that Mr. Hepburn of Iowa
had a resolution which It was desirable
to offer at this time and asked If the roll
call might go over. JH
In Memory of Henderson. .
To this Mr. Williams assented and Mr. '
Hepburn briefly stated lhat ho had been IH
requested by his colleagues from tlio IH
State of Iowa to announce the death yes- fljJH
turd ay of David B. Henderson. He pre
seated the following resolutions, which
werc adopted: IH
"Resolved, That this House has learned IH
with thc deepest sorrow of the death of
Hon David B. Henderson. Speaker of tho
Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses IH
and for twenty years a useful, faithful
and distinguished member for Iowa, and - IH
thnt this House herewith expresses Its i
appreciation of thc services of thc do-
ceased as a patriot and statesman. I
"Ordered, That this resolution be cn- i
tcrcd upon the Journal of tho House and 1
that a copy be transmitted to the rcla- JjjH
Uvea of thc deceased." PJH
As a further mark of respect tho House, . H
on motion of Mr. Hepburn, at LIS o'clock I
adjourned until tomorrow 1 flilH
SAN DIEGO POSTOFFIGE - I I
IS ROBBEDJF $6000 ' ; I
Burglars Force Open the Vault j !
Without the Use of I j H
Explosives. ,j ,
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 2G. Thc main' '
postofilce here was entered by robbers 1 J H
last night and it is believed a large Jj H
amount of money was stolen. Tho bur- fj H
glary was not discovered until this morn- li H
lug. All thc stamps wore taken and thu L IH
office today wired for $000 worth from 1.03 f IH
Angeles. ; IH
So far as can be learned at prcsent li IH
there Is no elite to the perpetrators of tho m IH
crime. It Is believed the amount stolen
will reach a large sum, ns n heavy money PPH
order business wns done with thc sailors JppH
of the Pacific squadron Saturday, which ppH
was the last pay day prior lo thc de- , PjjPjjpH
pa it tiro of tho warships. iiH
No Explosives Used. H
Postmaster Ncwklrk declined to give an , H
estimate of tho amount secured by the 1 IPjjPjjS
robbers, but it Is understood to be In thc , H
neighborhood of $0000. fljPjjPjV
Entrance to the building was effected IPjjPjjS
by breaking through a glass rear door J ' 1 BPjjPjjH
protected on tho inside by heavy wlru r I i PjjPjjPJ
Thc vault door was drilled and tho ' PjPjpi
tumblors knocked out of position without (
thc use of explosives. i PjPjjPjjV
The office Is on tho ground lloor of a 1 j PjjPjjPjjV
five-story building. iiH