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No Ceremony Attends the
Important Event.
Will Take About Four Days, to
Fill It to Its Capacity.
Tl>« Fall Volume of Water Hot
Turned In, for Fear the Vast
Flood, Suddenly Looied, Would
Dunce the Canal Itself and
Waah Out the Bridges and Con-
trolling Works—The Effect on
the River Is Anxiously Awaited—
An EngM«erln( Triumph, Which
Will improT* Sanitary Conditions
CHICAGO, Jan. 2.-The $33,000,000 canal,
at present used for sewage, but ultimate
ly to be a ship canal, Is In use today,
after seven years of hard work by the
trustees of the sanitary district, which Is
the name of a corporation Including the
larger part of the city of Chicago and
many of Its suburbs. At least the Chi
cago end of It is In use, but the water has
not yet reached the other end at Lock
port, 111., and will not reach It for several
Probably never before has the comple
tion of a public work of such magnitude
been marred with such absolute lack of
ceremony. There were no speeches, no
exercises, no cheering.
Tiny Stream Starts Throi^ch.
About 8 a. m. the sanitary district
trustees and engineers gathered at the
scene. Besides the few workmen, there
were not a dozen spectators. There was
no grand rush of water to be followed by
the cheers of spectators. Indeed, the
opening of the canal resembled more the
tiny stream of water that flowed over
the Holland dike and grew larger and
larger until tt swept a great hole In the
wall of the earth. This la the way the
great canal was opened. This method
was used to avoid the danger of a sud
den rush of water, but it robbed the open
ing of all impresslveness.
BIK Dredger Opens LAST Section.
What Is called the collateral channel
haa been completed for some time from
a branch df the Chicago river in the
southwestern part of the city to within
fifteen feet of the canal. Monday night
a big steam dredge began to cut away
tills wall of earlh, but the work had not
Ijeen finished when the sanitary district
trustees arrived on the scene this morn
ing. Shortly before 9n. m. a small
stream of water was flowing through the
hole In the fifteen-foot wall. It backed
up agaln&t a sluice gate and at 9 o'clock
the gate was opened. Then a small stream
of dirty water flowed halfway to the ca
nal and stopped. By this time the dredge
had cut away some more earth and more
water came over the dam. This, with
what has gone before, trickled out on the
Ice-covered bed of the main channel and
the great canal had been opened. The
men at work on the earth dam tried a
charge of dynamite to remove an Ice Jam
that was Interfering with the flow of wa
ter, but the opening was not enlarged.
At last the dredge worked Itself close up
to the dam of earth, and with a few
sweeps of Its arm cut a big hole in the
dam. Quite a stream of water came
through, but the dredge continued for
hours to cut away the fifteen-foot wall
of earth. Finally the cut In the dam was
discharging 30.000 cubic feet of water a
minute and the flow was strong down
the canal. The dredge continued at work
all day so as to make the discharge 50,000
cubic feet or more a minute.
Will Be Fall In Four Day*.
The canal has been built to carry 300,000
cubic feet a minute, but only about 50,000
cubic feet a minute will be admitted until
the channel is full. If the Chicago river
had been turned Into the empty canal at
the rate of 300,000 feet a minute, the en
gineers feared for the safety of the nu
merous bridge piers In the canal channel
and for the controlling works at Lockport
and the city of Joliet, forty miles away.
There would have been also great danger
In the Chicago river from a sudden fall of
water and a consequent lnrushlng from
Lake Michigan. About Wednesday at noon
the water is expected to reach Lockport,-
and about four days from the time the
flow began, according to the estimate nf
the chief engineer, the canal will be full
and the water will begin to run over the
sills at the gate at Lockport, twenty-eight
miles from Chicago. There it will fall
into the Desplalnes river and then Into the
Illinois and Mississippi, and so finally Lalfce
Michigan will shake hands with the gulf
of Mexico.
Wntrhlnß for the Effect.
Chicago people are already eagerly
watching the. effect on the Chicago river
of the opening of the canal. Tills stream,
which is so objectionable In Its present
condition, is expected to be comparatively
pure and certainly to lose all Its features
objectionable from a sanitary standpoint,
when the present stagnation gives way to
u full, strong current from Lake Michi
Great Public Work Finished.
Probably no public work has been un
dertaken by any state or municipality
which, from Its very Inception, was de
signed to do so much for the navigable
and commercial Interests of the country
as the Chicago canal. The requirement of
the law. which compelled the construction
of rock sections to meet the demand* of
the next generation, was wise, for It has
lc id the foundation of a mammoth ship
canal connecting the great lakes with the
Gilbert Little, Not Unknown in Seattle, Is in
Washington With a Complaint.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—Another phase of politics in the Hawaiian islands was presented to
the national committee today by Gilbert Little, an attorney of Hilo, Hawaii. Little repre
sents tlhoif who are sore because the committee did not give the islands delegates in the
next Republican convention. But that was the smallest part of Little's purpose in visiting
» the national committee office.
He feels that the president needs to be advised that Dole, ad interim governor of the islands, is
parceling out the good things of the insular government among his relatives and those of his wife.
No less than ten of the senators, it is charged, are related to Dole or Mrs. Dole. No census has yet
been taken to discover how many Dole relatives hold places in the executive departments, but Little
avers their number is very large.
He says the genuine friends of McKinley on the islands have been shut out and that Dole is
perfectly willing that present conditions shall continue indefinitely. He succeeded in accomplishing all
he desired when he had the islands annexed, thereby guaranteeing the protection of the United States,
and as there is no provision made for their government, everything will be entirely satisfactory to him.
He has practically made himself dictator and so long as the United States soldiers are maintained there
the protests of the natives and of those who call themselves 44 McKinleyites " will be unavailing.
Mississippi river and the gulf and saving
the sanitary district ot Chicago and the
Federal government the great expense
that would In the future be necessary In
rock excavations and blasting under the
flowing water. The canal, if confined by
law to the single requirement of deposing
of Chicago's sewage, could have been con
structed for from <112,000,000 to 114,000,000, so
the sanitary district can Justly claim to
have expended at least 120,000,000 In the
direction of the great navigable waterway.
The proceedings of congress will show
that In the last 100 years of petitions and
demands for congressional appropriations
for harbors and canals and public improve
ments, no petitioning city or community
has contributed for purely commercial
purposes 6 per cent, of the amount which
this sanitary district has contributed
toward the commercial waterway to con
nect the Great lakes with the gulf of
Triumph of Eu*lneerln*.
As an engineering triumph, the great
Interest In the Chicago canal lies in the
fact that it disposes of the sewage of
this city In a manner contrary to the
laws of nature and contrary to the laws
of gravity. The common law of Eng
land from the days of the conquest, when
customs began to be molded Into laws,
down to the present time, and Indeed the
laws and customs of the Latin races as
well, have recognised In the flowing
streams of the lands the natural outlet
of the sewage of all populous communi
ties. Were .the city of Chlcngn
upon the Illinois river, or were tlfinlntwis
area of the city even situated in the
natural watershed of the Desplaines
river, there would be no significance in
the plans forever to turn the sewage of
the city down the valley of the Desplaines
and Illinois rivers; but the uniqueness of
the canal plan Is that it restores topo
graphical conditions existing in prehis
toric times, when the overflow waters, if,
Indeed, not all waters, of the Great lake
region flowed down the Mississippi val
ley by making a cut through the glacial
drift and rock between Chicago and Lock
port of an average depth of about thirty
five feet, In order to once more restore
the gravity flow from Lake Michigan
to the Desplaines and Illinois valleys.
Opposition to the Scheme.
It Is not because a canal has been con
structed, but because a canal has been
constructed which diverts the sewage of
the city of Chicago from its natural out
let through the Chicago river into the
lake to an artificial outlet from the Chi
cago river into the Desplaines and Illi
nois rivers, that lies the contention of the
citizens of Illinois and Mississippi val
leys against this artificial channel in con
tradistinction of the inherent right of
communities to dispose of sewage by the
natural gravity flow of the country.
Where the Canal Beglni.
While the Chicago river has been deep
ened and widened in order to Increase its
flow and capacity, the canal Itself, prop
erly speaking, begins at the south branch
of the Chicago river at Roby street, and
continues southward as an entirely arti
ficial channel until It reaches the con
trolling? works at Lockport, a distance of
twenty-eight miles of entirely artificial
Some Features of It.
At Lockport the channel widens to about
500 feet into a windage basin in which the
lake vessels ran be easily turned and
maneuvered. The fall from the mouth
of the Chicago river to Lockport works—
and be It remembered that henceforth
the Chicago river will flow up stream, as
Is commonly understood—will be only
seven feet, as the flow of water In rapid
ity and volume through the Chicago river
to the canal is entirely controlled by the
Bear Trap dam and controlling work sit
uated at the Lockport works, the fall
south of the controlling works being
abrupt and about forty feet In the next
four miles. It Is by means of these con
trolling works that the water was turned
down the valley by the simple opening of
the great gates or valves, and it is also
by means of the controlling works that
the waters down the valley can be as
suddenly turned off In case emergencies
might demand.
Flow la I'nder Control.
Therefore, the popular belief that the
waters* of the canal, having been once
turned down the valley, the flow must be
unceasing and beyond human control, Is
erroneous for the flow of this great volume
of 300,000 cubic feet per minute can be
stopped almost as easily as the simple
turning of a faucet In the spigot of a bar
rel. The controlling works have Involved
the construction of seven sluice gates of
metal with the necessary bulkheads and
on Bear Trap dam, the sluice gates have
a vertical flow of twenty feet nnd an open
ing of thirty-two feet. The Bear Trap dam
Continued on Pace Seven.
■ lit Hit.
The Expected Boltera Fall to Ma
terialise—Story of Alleged Brib
ery Demoralised the Antt-Goebel
Men, and They All Fall Into Line.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 2.-After four
years of retirement, J. S. C. Blackburn
was chosen tonight by the Joint caucus
of the Democratic members of the legis
lature as the successor of Wm. Lindsay
In the United States senate. Notwith
standing Blackburn's nomination was a
foregone conclusion, and his election mor
ally certain, the proceedings of the cau
cus tonight were enacted in the presence
of a galaxy of Kentucky oeauty and a
dense throng of Blackburn admirers.
The caucus convened at 8 o'clock and
was called to order by Senator Goebel,
chairman of the Joint caucus. There waa
a wild demonstration in the galleries
when Goebel came Into the hall before
calling the caucus to order, and the cheer
ing continued for several minutes. Sena
tors Alexander and Hays, Democrats, and
McConnell, Populist, stayed out of the
Goebel Nominates Him.
Blackburn was placed In nomination by
Senator Goebel, who said that the long
est and blttorest light ever fought for
senator In this state, which began four
years ago (when Deboe defeated Black
burn), was about to reach Its just ter
mination. The state capital rang with
cheers as he placed Blackburn in nomi
Senator Harris made a sbort seconding
speech, and was followed by other mem
bers, who eulogized Blackburn and con
gratulated the party on the union of all
of the Democratic members In returning
him to the senate.
Vote -la Unanimous.
Senator Thomas asked that the roll be
called, so that every Democratic member
might have an opportunity to go on rec
ord for Blackburn. Senators Alexander
and Hays failed to respond to their
names, otherwise the vote was unani
mous. Qoebel was applauded when he
voted for Blackburn.
After the ballot was announced show
ing that Blackburn had received the vote
of every member present he was brought
into the hall by a committee headed by
Senator Trlplett.
Blackbnrn Talk* of Frnnd.
In his speech of acceptance Mr. Black
burn said that the state election when
purged of fraud, would show mat every
Democratic candidate for state offices had
been fairly and honestly elected. He said
he believed the Democrats won the fight In
November and be believed that a Demo
cratic legislature would not fall to carry
the contests to a successful conclusion and
give the state offices to tha Democratic
In the house South Trimble, for speaker,
received the full fifty-eight Democratic
votes and J. P. Haswell Allen forty-two
For president pro tern, of the senate
Senator Goebel was elected. The four
Democratic senators who bolted the cau
cus last night voted for the caucus nom
inees today.
The Alleged Bribery Case.
The Harrell-Whallen alleged attempted
bribery sensation, which disconcerted the
antl-Goebel Democrats last night was still
the overshadowing feature on the political
boards today. Col. Whallen telegraphed
Commonwealth Attorney Franklin that ho
will arrive from Louisville this afternoon
and surrender to the court. He telegraph
ed his frlend3 denying the charge brought
against him by Senator Harrell. Goebel
leaders promise very sensational develop
ments when the trial of Whalen comes on
and also when the legislative committee
goes to hearing evidence on tne guberna
torial contest.
Governor Alks Repeal of Goebel Law
Gov. W. S. Taylor submitted a message
of over 7,000 words to the legislature cov
ering the state of affairs and presenting
elaborate reasons for the repeal of the
Goebel election law. which he called the
'infamy of 1833 that had demoralized, dis
turbed and disgraced the itate."
He recited at length how many citizens
had been disfranchised, and claimed thai
even after the ballots were cast there was
Injustice in counting the ballots.
He pointed out the great danger to the
commonwealth of all the power at elec
tions being vested In any one party to
the exclusion of all other parties.
The governor recommends a new state
capltol building, a stringent law against
lynching and all mobs, and the prohibition
of the use, as well as the sale, of cigar
Osekel'i Notice of Contest.
The notices of contest by Senator Goe
bel and J. C. Beckham against Gov. Tay
lor and Lieut. Gov. Marshall were served
late this evening. Nine different grounds
of contest are embraced In the notice, the
substance of which are as follows:
"First—Alleged use of tissue ballots In
forty counties.
"Second—Military interference with the
election and Intimidation of voters in Jef
ferson county by the troops under orders
and personal command of Gov. Bradley.
"Third—Alleged unlawful Issuance of
mandatory Injunctions by Judge Toney, In
Louisville, on election day, by which elec
tion officers were compelled to sign false
"Fourth—lntimidation of railroad em
ployes by the chief officers of the Louis
ville & Nashville railroad in several coun
"Fifth—That the leaders of the Repub
lican party corruptly entered Into a con
spiracy with the Louisville & Nashville
railroad, the American book trust and
other corporations and trusts, by which
these corporations furnished large sums
of money for the purpose of defeating the
"Sixth—Alleged unlawful Issuance of
mandatory injunctions In Knox and
Lewis counties, compelling county elec
tion boards to certify to false returns.
"Seventh—Alleged Interference of Unit
ed States marshals in the elections, which
was the result of a conspiracy between
the marshals and the Republican leaders
to intimidate the voters.
"Eighth—That before the meeting of
the state election commissioners, Decem
ber 4, the Louisville & Nashville rail
road, through Its paid agent, John H.
Whalen, entered Into a conspiracy with
the Republican leaders to bring to the
state capltol large bodies of desperadoes
to Intimidate and overawe the election
commissioners into giving certificates of
election to the Republican candidates.
That Gov. Bradley had here for like pur
poses soldiers In citizens' clothing, etc.
"Ninth—That the Jefferson county elec
tion commissioners were forced, through
threats of personal violence and ln
c-enilarism, Inspired by the Louisville &
Nashville railroad, to sign returns which
were not true."
The notice avers that any one of the
grounds of contest Is sufficient to change
the result of the election.
Col. Pilcher's Minor Success
Encourages British.
Most, of the Men in It Were Dis
affected Cape Dntch.
Thl* OM Action, Together With
Gen. French's Bncceaa Before
Coleahurr, It la Believed, Will
HIT* Strong Influence In Deter
ring the Cope Dutch From Fur
ther Amine 'the Boer*—With tho
Troop* Now Under Order* Gen.
Robert* Will Command nn Army
of Over Two Hundred Thousand.
LONDON, Jan. 8, 4:46 a. m.—The morn
ing papers are unanimous in praising the
gallantry of the Canadian and colonial
The Times says:
"The mother country will share with
the Canadians and Australians In the
pride and gratification they must feet at
the fine qualities displayed by their troop*
In this dashing little engagement."
The Standard says:
"The Canadians and Australians bad
been spoiling for a fight. Now they have
had their opportunity and they have
greatly distinguished themselves by their
coolness and discipline. From the view
point of Imperial unity, the little fight
may fairly be described as one of the
most gratifying events recorded In the
recent history of the British race."
Minor Successes ft ratifying.
Although the continuance of minor
successes gratifies the British public, It
Is not forgotten that the larger aspects
of the campaign are unchanged. As
the Dally News remarks, "It is a day of
small mercies."
The Importance of both Oen. French's
and Gen. Pitcher's victories lies In the
effect they are likely to have on tha
colonial Dutch. The latest dispatch from
Douglass confirms the earlier report that
the Boer laagers consisted chiefly of Brit
ish subjects, who, on the arrival of tha
small Free State commando, accepted
probably an Invitation to throw Jn.„thet£
lot with the Boers, thus terrorising tha
loyalists, who are now jubilant.
Rebels Are Demoralised.
A Cape Town dispatch reports that "tha
rebels In Barety district are demoralised
by the British occupation of Dordrecht.
Should it turn out that the Dutch tebel
llon Is thus being diminished It wtll be
a matter of great relief for the British
Cap* Colony la Nrlow Duftr,
The Standard remarks:
"Until the Tugela has been crossed and
Ladysmlth relieved It would be idle to deny
that the present position in Cape Colony
is one of very great danger and If, un
happily, Gen. Buller Is again defeated, it
will be necessary* to dispatch 100,000 addi
tional men to keep the Dutch In order."
Army Itenches Great Proportions.
Winston Churchill's estimate that 200,000
men will be required to defeat the forces
of the two republics has been ridiculed In
many quarters, but, as a matter of fact,
this number Is already almost) reached,
without the extra 100,000 which the Stand
ard foresees might be required.
More Transports Chartered.
Yesterday the admiralty chartered eight
more large transports. When all the tooops
destined for South Africa Join those al
ready there, Lord Roberts will be in com
mand of about 200,000 men. Thirty thou-

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