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New Route Now Proposed Contem
plates a Tunnel Seven Miles in
Length Through Mountain
--Scheme Feasible.
(By Associated 'ress.)
New York, Jan. 15.-The plans for a
new ship canal will be presented next
Thursday before the senate committee
on canals by Gen. Edward A. Serrell
for the American Isthmus Canal com
pany, and the Isthmus company, both
corporations of New Jersey.
The route for the canal proposed is
from the gulf of San Blas to the P'a
ciflu ocean behind the Pearl islands,
and is called the Mandigo route. It will
be proposed that the company build the
work under the supervision and pro
tection of the government without any
cost to the United States, which will
be asked to guarantee the bonds of the
The company will propose that the
government have the use of the canal
free of charge for all government ves
sels and if at any time the company does
not do as agreed the government shall
take possession of the canal.
The company asserts that it has se
cured a right-of-way.
The newly suggested route is less than
80 miles long and therefore is shorter
than any'other so far proposed.
Seven-Mile Tunnel.
No engineering difficulties are en
countered, its supporters say, until c spur
of the Andes is reached. This moun
tain chain must be pierced by a tunnel
seven miles long and the plans state
that it will be 200 feet high, 180 feet wide
and deep enough for the largest vessels
which would go through the canal.
The rock through which the tunnel
would be cut is said to be solid granite.
In the tunnel a trolley appliance would
tow the ships. General Serrel, who is
at the head of the project, was engineer
of the Panama railroad and has acted
as engineer for the government.
The late R. P. Rothwell, who at one
time was president of the Society of Min
ing Engineers and editor of the Mining
Journal, thought the scheme entirely
feasible and was heartily in sympathy
with it at the time of his death.
Fortunately Train Came to a Sudden
Halt Without Injury to Passen
gers-Sibley Was Picked
Up About Dead.
(By Associated ;:reas.)
Peru, Ind., Jan. 15.-As the result of
a strange hallucination, J. E. Bible, an
old and trusted engineer of the Wabash
road, was fatally injured last night.
Bible was at the throttle of the big
locomotive of the limited, which was
thundering along at a rate of 40 miles
an hour. When the lights of the town
of Attica apeared the old engineer gave
a start and shouted to Burt Frick, his
fireman: "Jump for your life, Burt, the
switch is turned; we'll crash into--"
The sentence was not finished, for in
an Instant Bible had applied the safety
brake, rever.ed the lever and had jumped
to escape the spectre his harassed nerves
had conjured up.
The fireman followed but was not in
jured. The train came to a stop and
Frick went back to find his engineer.
The latter lay on the roadbed horribly
injured. His skull had been crushed,
an arm and leg broken; his ribs fractured
and his spine injured. He was carried
aboard the train.
Meanwhile an investigation showed
that there had been no danger to the
train. The signal lights of the switch
showed an unobstructed path. Bible was
brought to a hospital here, where he
managed to gasp out his story.
According to Fireman Frick, Bible had
been more or less nervous since he was
in a wreck at Lafayette some months
The passengers were shaken up by the
sudden stopping of the train, but none
of them were injured.
King Edward Expresses That Opinion
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 15.-Kind Edward has
given the royal indorsement to the be
lief current among the public that an
early declaration of peace in South
Africa may be anticipated.
"The war might now be regarded as
approaching its conclusion," were the
words used by his majesty today in ad
dressing the officers of the guards after
reviewing a draft of 1200 of the Grena
diers, Coldstreams and Scots Guards, who
start for South Africa tomorrow morn
ing. The king's speech otherwise was
not important.
His majesty was accompanied by the
Prince of Wales, the Duke of Con
naught, the Duke of Cambridge and Lord
Roberts, surrounded by brilliant staffs.
A large gathering of privileged guests
viewed the function.
Reid's Appointment Is Particularly
Pleasing to British.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 15.-The appointment of
Whitelaw Reid as special ambassador to
represent the United States at the coro
nation of King Edward. has been re
ceived with much satisfaction In omfcial
and unofficial circles here.
The Globe says: "The selection is a
very happy one, as Mr. Reid has always
been persona grata In tnls country, and
has done all he could, and that has been
a great deal, to promote good relations
between his country and our own.
"The name of Mr. Cleveland was origi
nally suggested, but we are glad Presl
dent Roosevelt did not adopt the sugges.
"We cannot quite forget the Vene
suelan message to congress."
Secure Omaha Bridge.
(By Associated Press.)
Omaha, Jan. 15.-The Illinois Central
Rallwny company has secured control
of the bridge across the Missouri river,
and all the tracks of the Omaha Bridge
and Terminal company. The property is
a valuable one, having terminal tracks
in this city, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs and a new bridge across the
Husband Attacks Wife and Kills Her,
But Before She Expires Suc
ceeds in Wounding Him
(By Associated Press.)
Pittsburg, Jan. 15.-Neighbors made
the discovery of a terrible tragedy at
209 Spring alley, this city, this after
A Polish family, named Venzuli.k was
found horribly beaten with a rail cutter.
The wife was dead, the husband dying
and three small children badly cut and
It is supposed that the husband attack
ed the wife, who succeeded in inflicting
fatal injuries on him.
The father and children were taken
to the hospital.
Doctors say that all will d!e.
Returns to His Post.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Jan. 15.--Joseph H. Choate,
ambassador of the United Ptates to
Great Britain, who has been home on
a vacation, sailed today for the British
capital to resume Iris official duties. lie
has been here since October.
Was Probably Suicide.
(By Associated Press.)
Huntington, W. Va., Jan. 15.-The body
of Sturgis E. Jones, prominent attorney
and former mayor of Roanoke, Va., was
found in the Ohio river near the wharf
boat today. It is not known how he
came to his death, but indications point
to suicide. Jones had been here sev
eral days.
IT WILL COST $20,000,000
Board of Experts Considering Plan of
Securing Water for City From
Upper Meramec River Ninety
Miles Away.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, Jan. 15.-A special commis
sion Is now preparing a report in Chi
cago, affirming the feasibility of a plan
to turn the water of the Upper Meramec
river into the reservoirs of St. Louis.
The plan to be submitted by the en
gineers contemplates the complete aban
donment of the intake at the Chain of
Rocks, from which St. Louis obtains
her supply of -water. The method
planned would, it is estimated, involve
an expenditure of $15,000,000 to $20,000,
Benesett Williams of Chicago, Charles
Wissner of Detroit and Allen Hazen of
New York, the experts, are preparing
a report which will go into details as to
the construction of proper intakes at
Upper Meramec river, 90 miles from St.
Louis, a work estimated to cost two
thirds the cost of the Chicago sanitary
canal. It will be an undertaking rivaled
only by the Coroton water system of
New York.
The board of experts has been receiv
ing reports from expert bacteriologists
and making frequent trips south to in
spect the site of the proposed water
works system.
They have found that the supply of
water in the little river is pure. The
experts are holding daily sessions in
Chicago this Week, completing their re
Though the exact details have not
been finally decided upon the engineers
assert that their recommendations call
for a complete change in the water
system at St. Louis.
This is the famous Paragraph 8 os Bec bn 4781 of Article 3, Montana
Code, over which half of the attorneys Of Butte, the city and county adminis
trations and tne city counell have spli:
"The mayor is the chief executive pmer et the city or town and, has the
"To suspend, and, with the consent of the council, remove any non
elected officer, stating in the suspenslen or removal the cause thereof."
At the meeting of the city councill tonight will he opened the most impor
tant and what promises to be the bitterest fight ever waged in the city of
Butte between the mayor and some of the aldermen.
It will be a fight which, starting with a motion on the floor of the council
will undoubtedly be carried into the 4lstrict court and up to the supreme
court of the state of Montana and Involve most expensive litigation.
The fight is over the suspension of the four policemen who were tem
porarily put off the force by the mayor "for the good of the department."
The participants in the council will he led by Aldermien Duggan and
Dempsey, backed up by several promineni attorneys of the city, whose assist
ance has been asked for.
Patrolmen Will 'resent Petition.
The opening gun will be the prtsestption of a petition from the four sus
pended policemen, Michael Mcalynh,'John Conlon, Arthur McNally and
Emanuel Perini.
The petition will be a request to the nmmbers of the city council to Inquire
into the causes of suspension and to give each of the policemen a fair and
impartlal trial, which will either establish their guilt or innocence.
As soon as this petition is introduced a motion will be made to have it
received and acted upon. In case the malyor rules adversely and stands by
his former ruling, which established his claim to the right to suspend with
out the approval or consent of the council, an effort will be made to appeal
from the decision and o.ver-ride in this manner the decision of the chair.
May Go Into the Courts.
In case this appeal falls, papers hive already been drawn ready for filing
in the district court setting forth the facts in regard to the suspension and ask
ing for a writ of mandamus compelling the mayor either to reinstate these
suspended officers or rule that the council has the right to try the men on the
charges made against them.
This will mean an appeal to the supreme court as neither side is likely to
be content with an adverse decision in the lower courts.
It is chlnimed by the supporters of the policemen that they have eight
votes among the members of the city coun~il and they are confidently expecting
the conversion of several more when the spell-binding speeches are concluded
tonight. It will be a glorious night for the belligerent opposers of the mayor
and .the chief, and oratory and parllamentary skill will be displayed in lurid
Duggan Forecasts Hi Strength.
Alderman Duggan, who is one of the prominent and most earnest workers
of the suspended policemen, said this afterPtoen:
'These men do not ask for anything but a fair trial. We do not want
to show discourtesy to the mayor, but if that oflicill persists in his arbitrary
conduct we will surely appeal from his.i :lng and if possible vote against him
"There are eight men in the coujcll noho believe as I do. They are not
men who have recommended or in any i.ay assisted either of the four police
men In getting their positions on the poll'e force, so they cannot be accused
of a partisan friendship.
"These aldermen are for fair play and they believe that the policemen
should be given a hearing. If it shows that they have been suspended
through spitework we want to know t. It they are guilty of any m4esonduct
we shall certainly vote to fire therm.
"We have consulted some of the best lawyers in the city on the section of
the statute under which the mayor claims tlhe power to suspend as he has
done and they are uanimous in stating tin t he has not the right to suspend
arbitrarily but only until the next meeting or the council.
"If the mayor had sent In charges at thc last nteeting he could have kept
these men out of their pay. As it is he - anot and in consequence these men
will be entitled to their pay just the ae .as though they were working.
Want charges Mace Publico.
"We are not -going to tipport these men if they have done wrong. We want
to find out what the charges are and we think in fairness the charges should be
made. Chief Reynolds stated Ih the mass meeting that some of those charges
were such that It was kindness not to n.: ke them public. The men want them
made public and are anxious that they be tried on any charges that can be
City Attorney Lamb and County Attorney Breen met this morning and the
latter explained that he did not mean a reference to the city nttorney's advice
to the mu, uor on the particular point supposed to be covered by the section of
law quoted so frequently when he mentioned the chief of police as the mayor's
The city attorney accepted the explanation and the dove of peace hovers
sweetly over the heads of the two legal alvisers at this moment.
Lamb Supports the Mayor.
Said City Attorney Lamb t day: "I certainly gave the advice to the
mayor and later did the same in the couenil meeting. I told the major and
I told the ouncill that, in my opinion, the law was clear on the point raised,
and that the mayor was acting within his rights when he suspended the four
policemen. I am willing to stanid against any one on my interpretation of the
section of law applying.
"The council has no power to abrogate the rights of the mayor any more
than the mayor has the power to take away the rights of any or all of the
"Belleving as I do I sustain the mayo.' in his action."
Nature of Charge Against Chief.
Information was given out today which reveals the nature of the alleged
charges which had been prepared to to brought against Chief of Police
Reynolds in the city council and whickl.w,.re delayed by the prompt action of
the mayor in suspending the four policemen.
These so-called charges were in th.austure of a communication to the coun
cil to the effect that it was the opinion of certain aldermen tha tthe chief
of police had knowledge of certain gambling which he was not trying his best
to suppress.
This communication was ready for presentation and reposed safely in the
pocket of Alderman Duggan, but was not produced.
Since that time the aldermen interested have decided that the matter
was of too petty a nature to be brought up at a time when the action
might be construed into a personal mrattli'.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 15.-When the senate
convened today Mr. Hoar, in presenting
a petition from railroad, insurance and
shipping interests, praying for the con
struction of light houses in some dan
gerous places where lightships are
located now, said that application had
been made by a responsible and intelli
gent builder to construct lighthouses at
points where government engineers had
considered it impracticable to build light
He thulght such a proposition ought ..,
be treated with respect.
It was an Illustration of the marvelous
inventive ability of this nation.
Value of Militia.
A spirited discussion was precipitated
by Mr. Hale of Maine, in respect to the
value to the country of a milila force.
In introducing some bills relating to the
organization and maintenance of a naval
reserve Mr. Hale declared that the relll
ance placed by some people upon ther
naval reserve never would be realised.
"If," he said, "we are to become a greet
war power we will have to learn the les
son other nations have learned. Every
one of the nations of the world that
stand snarling at another depends to
some extent upon some sort of compul..
sory military service.
"England has learned this lesson from
her smallest and wickedest war." "
Mae Hale declared that England wa
about to resort to conscription to raise
men to fight "a band of free men thou
sands of miles away."
Tillman Uses His Fork.
In the course of the debate Mr. Tllmlnan
spoke of the achievements of the Houth
Carolina troops in the revolutionary war,
and said that the battles fought in that
state were more important than those
fought in Massachusetts.
"We don't want Massachusetts to hog
all the glory," he said, "for as our illus
triCts Admiral Schley has said of a later
triumph of our arms, 'there is glory
enough for all.' "
(1'1 Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 15.-When the house
'met Mr. Montague Lessler, who was re
cently elected to succeed Mr. Nicholas
Muller of New York, was sworn in,
Many of Mr. I.essler's friends were in the
gailety and gave him a rousing recep
lon whey, he took the oath.
Memorial Service Date Set.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio then presented
the resolution for holding the McKinley
rnem.prial exercises in the hall of the
house February 27 and it was unanimous
ly adopted.
Sugar ant. Reciprocity.
The ways and means committee began
heeartpgs on the subject of Cuban rccel
procity.with a large representation pres
ert from the various interests that would
be affected by legislation of this charac
The Cuban industrials were reprcsent
ed by Messrs. Place, Mendosa, Dumols
and Francke, chosen by commercial or
ganisations in various parts of the island.
The American interests engaged in
sugar production in Cuba were represent
ed by Edwin F. Atkins, spokesman for an
organisation controlling a large part of
the sugar production of the island; Hugh
Kelly of New York, and John F. Craig of
William Haywood was present In be
half of the Hawaiian sugar planters and
Henry T. Oxnard for the domestic beet
sugar interests.
The tobacco and other interests affected
by Cuban production also were well rep
Over-Production in Cuba.
Edwin F. Atkins of Boston made the
opening statement In behalf of reel
pror'ity. le spoke of the enorlnous ovir
production of sugar throughout the
world, amnountlng to Nbout 1,500,000 ong,
which had resulted In u& crisis in the In
European countries had met this by
bountksl co that the Geruman producer,
by means of a bounty, was able to sell
sugar at a half cent prr polund below
thr cost, of production.
Aside from the advantage of reciproe
ity to (`uba, Mr. Atkins said It would
be of material advantage to the United
States, includilng a reduction of the price
of sugar, to the public.
Asked by Mr. Payne if his sugar busl
ness was tprofitable last year, Mr. Atkins
said he conceded that it hadi been, but
general ilquiry anmong planters showed
that they hail not lone a profitable busl
At 12 o'clock a recess was taken until
2 p. m.
Hardly Enough of One of the Victims
Could Be Found to Justify Hold
ing Inquest-Injured Are
(Ily Assonlated Press)
Salt Luke cilty, .lan. 1G.-A special to
the Tribune from Mackay, Idaho, says:
'two men were killed and three injured
in an explosion this morning three niloes
west of here.
The killed are:
The names of the Injured are not
known. They will recover.
linterhuoler was bl.wn to pieces and
it wits withl dlmculty that enough olf his
remulns could be galhetred to hold alln
inquest over.
'The. itcidenrlt was caused by the llIen
attenipting to take out an old charKg of
dynamlite which had failed to explode.
Fire in St. Louis.
Illy Auswciahted Press..)
St. i1ouis, Jill. 15.-The four-story
building at 1008 St. Charles street, oc
cupled by the Premium 8hliht Manulfac
turing companilly, wits burned today and
the contents dlesutroyed, causing ain eti
matied lohss of $250,000. This loss was
partially cov,.red by insurance. Ilire,
itix & Co. owned the stock and tma
Leonard Shaffer Discharxged for Be
longing to Union and Refusing
to Give Up Card-Case of
Unusual Interest.
(By Amwociated P'rss.)
W ellsviill'', Ohio, J.lnl. 1 . As a result
of a sitting of Ihe grand jury at Lil
bon, Ohio, y(Mste(lay. U. 1. 'ro(0kmnan,
nanager of the 'cillv'llJe plant of the(
Atnerien. Shuet Stt'il comnpany, was In
dicted oil the lcharge of dieht hlrging
one Leonard Shufftl, an employe tat Ihe
the local mill.l.
Shaffe'r wa\\' one of the llen w ho went
out on a strike last s.unlutrcI in orlder
to joil the( Aialllgantltd Anochl.tlon.
W'hen ti t. ;lrike was Settlel he was
taken back in the mill and given a job
of rolling. A few we;:ks ago, It Is al
leged, Mr. 11rtookrnall caleld thimtl i|lnto his
offlie and atkled hlret for his "union
card." Shaffer retfused to give it uit aind
in a few days thereafter he was dit
The Amlragullgarated Associatlon took up
Shaffer's case.
The c ase ls one of tutustittl ilnte-rest
and will be bItterly (onttemted.
Judge M. s~mith of this city has been
employed to defend Mr. lirookman.
Ratify German's .,lection.
(13y Asslated Pr'Ples.)
Annapolis, Md., Jan. It.- Holh hous.r.
of the general asslrnbly mllet ill ,lli
conventtlon at noon today a bmil fo'1r1ally
ratified the election to the IUnitd hr:;'t'o
senate of Arthur I'ue Gormat n in t, I o
ctsuldon to George L. WellLngtoa.
Messages Are Sent and Received With
Accuracy While Traveling Across
the Atlantic - Steamships Were
Floating Telegraph Stations.
A.raoclated l'rees.)
N, . ....... . n. .--Through the wire
less te.egraph systetnm the K'.ieer Wilhelm
der troesse of the North (,erllan Lloyd
line, Just arrived from Bremen. South
ampton and Cherbourg was for half the
trip to the eastward and a large part of
her westward voyage In almost cnastant
cotmmunication with other vessels or the
The ship was practically a floatlng
telegraph office. c'apt. D. lIogemtann of
the Kaiser Wilhelm der G(roce toldof
the telegraphic marvels.
"It was the most complete test of tilt
Marconi system that we have ever had,"
saidl he, "llerr Kronkent, operator of
the Kaiser Wilhelm, was formerly th4
Marconi expert on the Lucanla, and con
sequently familiar with the latter's In.
strumenls. On December 18, off the,
hlnks of Newfoundland, the Kaiser
run Into a heavy fog.
First Message Flashed.
late on Monday nllght, the Kaiser ran
into clear weather again. Herr Kron.
kent llashed to the Lucanla this mes
"'We. are 20 miles east of the banks
and In lIar weather,' which the laucanll
replied: 'We are still In the fog 110 miles
astern. Many thanks.'
"('ommunication between the two ves
sols resteed on Tuesday morning, IDucem.
ber 17th, when we were 85 miles apart,
or practl;ally half way across the ocean,
and ftaer we had conversed nearly 66
When ioff the l.lzurd, the record of
lherr I(ronkent shows that 12 messages
fronl the lucanita were flashed and a
reply stated that all of them had been
cworrently ('ught on chore.
On the Westward Trip.
I)f tlhe Mtareonl successes onl the welt.
ward trip t'aptaln Hogwmann said: "We
passed the Kron Prins Wilhelm, bound
east, almost in midoeean. When the tWb
vessetls were 41 miles apart greetinlg
were exchanged between the passesagl
and positions given,
"Off Natntuc:ket lightship shortly after
midniglht 12 dispatches were sent ashore
and all recelved.
"The Marcoil system Is a most valu
able nItachment to a ship In case of
ai'cldltnt or shipwreck.
Locates the Lightnhip.
"As an example In locating vessels,
I refer to a recent trip of the Kaiser,
oil which I should have picked up the
revolving light of Nantucket lightships,
iI failed to show up and the lookout
plIked up instead two fixed white lights.
" 'llave you two fixed white lights,'
I asked Ihroulllgh the air. The answer
nas flashed back 'Yes, our other light
1. out of or;Ier.' "
Will Require Much Time to Work Out
Details of Amalgamation-Or
ganizer Declines to Be
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 15.--Negotiations re
sipecting the purchasing of construction
of the largest steel and iron works in
EnIland are still in progress.
John it. Ilartlett, who is organizing
tlh. combination, declines to give any
parthullari s regarding what Is going on
or even to discuss the subject at all
while negotlations are pending. He con
;ider'sl that prernatul'e announcements are
tmistcli.vouus and unfair to all interests
It is ivident, however, that he ex
1p5t.H to carry out the plan of consolida
tion which he has laid before the prin
cllptl mnlanufua'turers. It will require time
atnd aisor' as the undertaking is an im
Inense one and cannot be pushed too
rt p110l y.
A se'rI.s of minor amalgamations must
pre,'elt the final one, tas was the case
whie the Unilted States Stool corporation
wavs avscornpllshed. Tisie will be re
luirslsid ifor working out these details. Mr.
Itartlet t far fs'orn being discouraged is
gre'atly enctourlragcd, and clearly expects
to carry ',ut his pla in the course of the
'T'here i no connection between the
Unitlcd States Steel (ol'or:ortlon and the
ipropose'd I.tnglisth ,ombinlation.
(Spe,.'lat to Islter Mountain.)
Boston, Mass., Jan. 15.--The copper
mining shares closed today as fnllows:
Amnlgamated - - - - - $ 6.837
Anaconda - - - - - - 29.75
Parrot - - - - - - - 28.00
Columet & cla - - - - 570.00
Tamarack - - - - - - - 20.00
Or csnl - - - - - - T7.00
Utah Con - - - - - - 23.00

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