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THE AKGUS, FRIDAV. OCTOBER 20, 1000.-.
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Board Has Open Meeting for Dis
cussion of Width of the
CONVENE AT LOCAL OFFICE
Much Argument in Favor of Construc
tion on Much Larger Scale Than
Has Been Recommended.
An important meeting of the- board
of United States engineers on the Keo
kuk Jock was held today at the office
of the engineers in the government
huiiding. The board is composed cfj
Colonel C. B. Sears, president of the-
Mississippi' river commission, and sta
tioned at St. Louis: Major C. Me!).
Townseni! formerly stationed here and!
now at Cleveland. Ohio, and Major V
V. JudUon, stationed . at Milwaukee,!
Wis. Tiie session of the board was for'
tile purpose of hearing the argumeuts
or tnose interested in tne nia'ier t
the dimensions of the proposed lock.
Among thoe who were present and ad-(
dressed the board during the H.-cusmou '
this morning were Judye William Lo-j
gan cud Alexander Jolinstone c Keo
kuk, rcpressnting the Keokuk &. Ilan-(
nibal Water Power company, and the
company's engineer. Hush W. Cooper (
-or New York; Captain John Killrt-n of
Dubuque, representing the Diamond Jo
and Brfrt Uneham of Du-
Thomas Wilkinson of Burling
ton, president of the Upper Mississippi
Hiver Improvement association; Major;
Meijcs of Keokuk, in chargt of the Keo-.
.uk canal: W. A. Mec.e of Moline;j
Captain D. W. Wi sherd of the Acme
Packet company; Captain Whisler. Cap-,
tain George I-auiunt ,and Captain A. J.!
Whitney of this city.
I t'vnliauril fl-nrtnar.
The hearinjf en the question of the
size- of the lock is a continuation of
the hearing some time ago at Keokuk.
At that time the representatives tf the
Upier Mississippi River Improvement
association requested that the matter
be left open by the board of engineers
until after the association had held its
convention. This action was taken,
and at the convention the association
by resolution voted to leave the en tin.;
matter to the judgment of the board of.
engineers. A lock !. feet wide and u."o(
. feet long is the recommendation of the;
engineers, the original plau having call
.' (I for a luck SO feet wide.
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'At the hearing this mom in-' iiearlv
all of those who spoke on the subject
favoreti a wider and longer lock than
that proposed. Several hold that the,
lock should not be less than 11" feet;
in width and ?0 fctt in length. The ar-j
gument was advanced that the work
should be constructed with a view to
accommodating future traffic, as well as!
meeting the nteds at the present time.
The entire morning was spent in a
discussion of the matter, and this aft?r-!
noon the board held a meeting to con-1
sidcr the question privately. The
board will make its recommendation to'
tire chief engineer.-and the result of
the hearing will not become known for
bo Cwprr I.
Hugh W. Cooper, the engineer who
ha drawn the plans for the proposed,
work, is considered one of the b-st en-,
glnecrs of the United Slates. IJe is
said to have learned engineering alone'
and never have attended an engineer
ing school. He was the engineer who
designed the wonderful Niagara water
power system, and has been connected
with many important engineering
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