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NEWS OF THE WEEK
WANT A LONG CONTRACT.
Condensed Form for
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Portland is shipping cattle to Japan.
King Oscar says he does not favor a
forcible union with Norway.
A severe wind storm has wiped out
the town of Anawa, Wisconsin.
All telegraph operators on the North
era Pacific railway are ready to go on
The Union passenger depot at Louis
ville, Kentucky, has been burned.
A Boston man has been arrested in
Kingston, Jamaica, for taking photo
graphs of the fortifications
"Witte says that while he favors
peace with Japan, he will not agree
to it at any terms that may be offered.
Unusually heavy rainstorms are re
ported in various parts of .Germany.
Immense damage has been done to
The Chinese government is sending a
number of its aristocrats to various
countries to study foreign ways. It is
regarded generally as a step in the
Within nine days 98 infants under
one year of age have died in Cleveland,
Ohio. The health authorities are mak
ing a close investigation into the sani
tary conditions of the milk supply.
The Japanese are driving the" Rus
sians north. '
New York City has purchased a home
Sweden will send an ultimatum to
Norway and is ready for war.
Japan is well pleased at the appoint
ment of Witte as a peace envoy.
Terrorists have attempted to take the
life of the governor general of St. Pe
It is fully settled that Witte is to be
one of the Russian peace enoys and will
be given full powers
During the past two years the United
States government bas spent f 73,000,
000 more than it has taken in
A move is said to have been started
tn fnma t.h rzar to abdicate and that
1 ... . a 1 . M7 ' .1
ne win iurn me auairs oi uie govern
ment into other hands to administer
for his son and heir.
An aged man living under tee name
of Livingston has his home at Freeport,
Illinois. He greatly resembes pictures
of John D. Rockefeller's father and it
is believed by many that he is. .
The president has signed a proclama
tion opening to homesteaders and town-
site entry the Umtah reservation in
' Utah. The reservation contains 2,445,
000 acres, but lands reserved for mill.
tary, forestry and other purposes will
leave only 1,069,000 availabe for entry
- The kaiser is trying to prevent Nor
way from becoming a republic.
The mutineers of the Russian battle
ship Potemkin have all been shot or
are in chains..
A party has been formed by promm-
- ent Italians for the exploration of the
upper Amazon river.
Minister Witte has had a stormy in
ierview with the czar and may refuse
to act as a peace envoy.
Major Langfitt, government engineer,
with headquarters at Portland, is to be
succeeded by Major Boessler.
Indiana officer nave arrested 11 men
believed to be a gang who have been
systematically robbing freight cars of
Chief Forester Pinchot has ordered
that forest supervisors must accept no
fees for services performed, under pain
of dismissal. -
During a high wind, following a se
vere rain and electric storm, the walls
of a brick building in course of con-
sturction at Winnipeg, Manitoba, fell,
burying a nmuber of people, it is
feared at least ten are dead.
The battleship Oregon holds the
troph for high scores in gunnery' among
all battleships of the American navy ;
The salaries of the Russian plenipo
tentiaries nave been hxed at szuu per
day each, besides an allowance of $7,-
500 for traveling and other expenses.
The British navy is to be concentrat
ed near home.
Dynamite has been ; found ., in the
czar's palace at Moscow.
A great German naval demonstration
isto be made off Sweden.
- Sweden will oppose to the last the
election of Prince Charles, of Denmark,
- as king of Norway.
Terrorists nave warned lrepofi, as
sistant minister of the interior of Rus-
. sia, that he will be killed
The Citizen's bank of Yellow Springs,
Ohio, bas closed, owing depositors be
tween 125,000 and $30,000. .
.emperor William Has held a con
ference with King Oscar and a German-
Swedish alliance was discussed.
Only Terms on Which Japanese
Work on Canal.
Seattle, July 18. Japanese labor
contractors will not agree to the Isth
mian commission's programme oi ex
perimenting with the labor of different
countries. A recent dispatch from
Washington says the commission has
decided to secure 2,000 laborers of dif
ferent nationalities under a 500-day
contract, with the idea in view of re
newing the contract for such laborers
as were found satisfactory.
The question of employing Japanese
laborers on the isthmus was first taken
up with the commission and Secretary
Taft by the Oriental Trading company,
of Seattle. This is the most important
labor contracting firm in . the Northwest.
Vice President C. T. Takahashi said
today that hib company would not
agree to such a proposal. "There is no
money in such a short contract, he
continued. "If we could get a four-
year or a five-year contract, . Japanese
laborers could be supplied. As it is
the laborers would have to be brought
from Japan and returned to their
homes after the work was completed.
To collect 2,000 men, carry them to
the isthmus and then return them to
their homes' after a 500-day contract
had been 'completed is not practicable
Our proposal to supply Japanese
labor has been before the commission
and Washington officials for some time
We haver not been notihed that an
experimental contract might be made
and I do not think we would accept a
contract if offered one.
The Oriental Trading company pro
posed to provide its own foremen,
choosing men accustomed to directing
railroad and similar construction work
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
NEW TRIAL DENIED.
RAILROAD FOR WALLOWA.
MINERS IN TERROR.
Appeal to Government for Protection
Against , Outlaws. -
Seattle, July 18. Miners operating
on the creeKs near iairDanns, Alaska,
have appealed to the United States
government for protection from out
laws who are terrorizing that district
General Constance Williams, in com
mand of the Department of the Colum
bia, has been instructed by the War
department to investigate, and if condi
tions are as bad as the miners claim,
troops will be ruBhed into the Tanana
country. The telegraph lines into
Fairbanks are down and General Wil
liams' investigation is likely to be de
layed for several days. In the mean
time a large Alaska community is ter
rorized, for the situation is even worse
than that which existed at Skagway
during the "Soapy Smith" days.
Telegraphic advices from the North
declare that hold-ups and the boldest of
robberies are becoming so frequent that
an attack on . some of the banks is
feared by the miners. The mine owners
are afraid to either bring their dust
into town or keep it at their camps
The outlaws are holding up strong pack
trains and robberies at camps are so
numerous that they have become ex
The miners in the Tanana country
have but a few weeks in. which to make
their annual cleanup and the depreda
tions of the outlaws threaten the year s
business. The district about Fairbanks
has had a remarkable winter and the
cleanup would be the heaviest in the
camp's history if the miners are able
to work. Fear of losing everything by
robbery is holding bacK the spring
Independence for Corea.
Honolulu, July 18. Coreans here
have raised a fund to eend Rev. P. T
Yon, a Corean Methodist minister, to
Washington to see President Roosevelt
for the purpose of asking chat efforts
be made by the United States in the
forthcoming negotiations to bring about
an agreement by which the Corean na
tion will become independent within
20 years if it shows fitness for self-
government. Rev. Mr. Yon wilr so
licit the good offices of President Roose
velt to ask Japan to grant' independ
ence as the United States did Cuba.
Hay, Wheat, Oats and Hops Giving
Great Promise. ,
Albany The hay crop of Linn coun
ty is greater this year than ever before,
and thousands of tons of hay will be
shipped away. In addition to the ex
tra acreage is the yield. It is unusual
ly good. Hay is selliing Tor -$4 and $5
loose, and $6 and $7 baled low prices
even for the opening market. : Haying
has been in progress for some time, and
this week will see the crop cut and in
the cock. Most of it will also be in
the bam or stack ere the end of the
Never did wheat in Linn county look
better. Binders will begin moving the
yellow grain this week, much of it be
ing now fully ripe and ready for cut
ting. The aphis mentioned early in
the summer during the rains have all
disappeared, leaving no mark behind
The output of the county will not be
much larger than in the past, for the
acreage is not much larger than, usual,
but-the yield is the greatest in years
Threshing will begin the last of July
or the first of Aguust, on the fall sown
gram. Three or four weeks later work
will begin on the spring grain, which
is looking fine where sowed early
enough, but that sown late will ripen
very close to the ground, making bind
Oats are looking hne, and will be a
fairly heavy crop. The acreage is not
as large as in some years, but the yield
One of the bumper crops of the coun
ty will be hops. There-is every indi
cation of a full crop better than last
year. No damage has been done by the
lice, the hot weather coming in time to
put an end to the ravaegs of the little
pest. The few yards that were infested
with lice have been sprayed, and the
crop is not affceted in the least. If we
have warm weather until picking seas
on is over, the crop will be a full one.
A prominent Albany hopgrower esti
mates the output of Linn county at
about 150,000 bales.
Judge De Haven Denies Motion in
Portland, July 16. "The motion in
arrest of judgment will be denied.
'The motion for a new trial will be
"Is the defendant in court?"
Senator John H. Mitchell was not in
Independent Capitalists -Will Build a
Branch to Joseph.
La Grande A corps of engineers are court when Judge De Haven pronounced
at worn establishing a line lor a new
railroad down Grand Ronde river to
the mouth of the Wallowa river, thence
up the Wallowa to - Wallowa valley.
The right of way has been secured to
the mouth of the Wallowa river. The
new road will ' be independent of all
other lines and is backed by New York
A construction company is ready to
begin grading as soon as part of the
line is established, and will be at work
within the next 30 days, and it is stat
ed the road will be completed to the
Wallowa bridge this year and will be
extended to Joseph next year.
This activity has caused agents for
the O. R. & N. to go to Elgin this week
and busy themselves securing rights of
way on all deeded land through which
their final survey was established about
five years ago.
xne probable purpose of the new
promoters is to get the right of way in
the Grand Ronde and Wallowa canyons
away from the O. K. &- N., which it is
supposed has already expired or soon
will expire by limitation.
The outcome will likely be the forc
ing of the O. R. & N. Co. to build on
its proposed line, il it does not in
some way renew its pre-emption of the
surveys already made, it will, lose its
rights, and this the O. R. & N. Co. is
not expected to do. In any case, Wal
lowa county has a better prospect for a
railroad than ever before
the words quoted from his decision in
answer to the motions made last week
by hi attorneys. Senator Mitchell
was represented by Judge Bennett and
ex-Senator Thurston, and while Judge
De Haven did not say that he would
have rendered judgment upon the
senator, had he been in court, it is be
lieved from the fact that he asked if
the defendant was in court," that he
would have done so. Senator Thurs
ton, when Judge De Haven put his
query, rose and stated that he wished
further t me in which to draw up a bill
of exceptions, and he was given until a
week from Monday morning to present
This means another ten days before
Senator Mitchell will have judgment
pronounced upon him. The senator's'
counsel informed the court that by to
morrow they would have their bill of
exceptions ready and in the hands of
United States District Attorney Heney,
so that he might - in turn have his
answer ready by the time that the case
will again be taken up by the court.
Judge De Haven seemed willing to
grant the delay, and as there was no
objection from Mr. Heney, His Honor
set Monday, July 31, as the day for re
ceiving the exceptions.
Williamson Denies Entering Plot
to Suborn Perjury.
KNEW GESNER LOANED MONEY
BIGGS TESTIFIES FOR DEFENSE,
. Indians Go Into Law.
Chemawa Among the 61 young
men who were recently admitted to
practice law before the Supreme court
of Oregon were two Indians, graduates
of the Chemawa Indian school. Both
young men were successful, and give
great promise of a creditable career.
They were Oscar Norton, of California,
who graduated in 1898, and George
Bernier, of Oregon, of the class of 1900
Word has also reached here that Rich
ard Graham, another California Indian,
who was a student of Chemawa in
1897, has been admitted to practice law
in the courts of Washington City. Mr
Graham has been a government depart
ment clerk for a number of years, and
has attended and graduated from the
Columbia law school.
Frozen Wheat Short.
The Dalles Through the High Ridge
and Fifteen-Mile country, the section
of Wasco county where grain was most
seriously damaged by the freeze of Feb
ruary, and where much reseeding w is
necessary, crops arc looking fairly well.
Some of the spring sown wheat is short
and rather thin, but is of good color,
and with favorable weather will make
a comparatively good crop. Farmers
in that section estimate that their
spring grain will average 15 bushels to
the acre. In that section the fall grain
that was no frozen out will yield from
35 to 40 bushels to the "acre. Every
where throughout the county fall grain
is ripening rapidly, and heading has
Ready to Start Cut-Off.
Eugene C. 8. Freeland, construction
engineer of the southern Jfacihc com
pany, ia in Eugene with a force of men
preparatory to the construction of the
bridge across the Willamette river at
Springfield, for the Henderson-Spring
field cutoff branch line, which will be
built immediately. The people of Eu
gene herald the news of the beginning
of the work on this line with great sat
isfaction. They have looked for it long
and earnestly. It means the making
of Eugene a terminus for all trains on
the Woodburn-Natron and Springfield-
W endling branches, increasing the pop
ulation of the city considerably by the
addition of the trainmen and their fam
ilies, and affording the people residing
along the aforesaid branches a quicker
and better means of reaching this city
to do their trading.
Platinum on Santiam.
Lebanon George B. Whitcomb, who
lives about 30 miles above Lebanon on
the South Santiam river, reports hav
ing discovered platinum in paying
quantities. A quantity of black river
sand was sent to the government assay
office at Washington, D. C, and partly
concentrated sand went $50 to the ton,
while reconcentrated sand went as high
as $175 to the ton. Mr. Whitcomb has
sent other samples to the government
assayer at the Lewis and Clark fair.
He expects an expert in a few days who
will make a thorough examination.
Vigorously Denies Any Thought of
Portland, July lb. This coming
week, unless some unforeseen accident
should occur, will see the end of the
Representative Williamson, Dr. Van
Gesner and Marion R. Biggs trial
Yesterday Marion Biggs, who is the
United States land commissioner, took
the stand in his own behalf, and when
Judge De Haven adjourned court until
Monday morning, he had passed through
the hands of the district attorney. On
the whole, he made a fair witness for
himself, and the two defendants charg
ed jointly with him in the alleged con
spiracy. Under the skillful hands of
Attorney Wilson, Biggs told a plausible
story, but District Attorney Henev,
during the couree of an extremely rigid
cross examination, tangled the witnesss
up several times.
From the beginning of his testimony
to the end, Biggs contended- that he
was innocent of any wrongdoing, and
he denied having any part in the alleg
ed conspiracy of suborning entrymen to
Cross Examination by District Attor
ney Heney Brings Out This
Fact from Witness.
Portland, July 18. After the coun
sel for the defense places several wit
nesses on the stand this morning to
show that the timber claim of Marion
R. Biggs, one of the defendants in the
trial of Representative Williamson and
Di. Gesner, was valuable for timber,
all of the evidence will have been laid
before the jury. By refusing to permit
the defense to place on the stand a long -
list of witnesses to prove the good char- -
acter of trie three defendants, Judge De
Haven shortened the trial and for the -
next few days the courtroom will be
ringing with the voices of the attorneys
making their argument to the jury.
Yesterday morning Representative
Williamson took the Btand in his own
behalf and declared to the jury that ha
was innocent of the charge of conspir
ing to cause certain applicants for gov
ernment timber land to commit perjury.
He was inclined to be combative under -
cross-examination but District Attorney
Heney, apparently had no desire to
press the witness to the point where he
would lose his temper. During the di
rect and redirect examination, - Repre
eentative Williamson frequently turned.
full upon the jury and delivered his
evidence at various times directly -at
the 12 men who will later pass judg
ment upon him. Naturally his testi
mony was the feature of the day, and
while he made a good witness for him
self, Mr. Heney nevertheless got ad
missions from him that tended to show
that he knew that Gesner was makine.-
loans to entrymen.
DIES AT BOISE.
Off for ,the North Pole.
New York, July 18. The Roosevelt,
in which Captain Kobert K. feary
hopes to reach the north pole, started
on her long voyage today. Captain
Peary and a party of guests were on
board at the start, and remained with
the' ship on her trip down the bay, but
they left her at the narrows, returning
to the city on a navy tug. Captain
Peary started tonight by rail for 8yd
ney, Cape - Breton, where he will join
Captain King in Blackmar's Place
Baltimore, July 18. By the death of
General Blackmar, Captain John - R
King, of this city, senior vice com
mander in chief, becomes, under the
laws of the G. A. R., acting commander-in-chief,
and will continue such un
til the next National' encampment
Captain King is pension agent for
Maryland, District of Columbia, Vir
ginia and West Virginia, and has an
office in Washington.
Ripe Fruit Can- Be Carried.
Sacramento, Cal., July 18. Harold
Powell, of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, says he has
demonstrated . conclusively that ripe
fruit, well refrigerated before shipment-
will arrive sound under ordinary rail
road refrigeration, even after being
from 10 to 15 days on the way.
Packing Plant is Destroyed.
Columbus, O., July 18. The plant
of the Columbus Packing company on
the South Side, was destroyed by fire
today, .ixms, fiso.uuu. The fire is
believed to have been of incendiary
Bohemia Men Want Smelter.
Bohemia At an important meeting
of the Bohemia Mineowners' association
this week steps were taken to interest
some smeltermen in .Bohemia camp.
One mining man stated that in case in
terested parties put up a smelter, he
woould sign a contract to deliver SO
tons of ore per day. With this amount
of bre from one. man, it is considered
an assured fact that a smelter would
pay if once put in operation. Men who
are now doing nothing with their prop
erties would proceed to active develop
Mr. Krebs at Dallas.
Dallas Growers report the Krebs
hop pool meeting in Dallas a success in
every respect. All those present are
said to have signed up, and the scheme
in this vicinity seems to be progressing,
while news comes from other hop local
lties in this county indicating that
Polk county will be quite generally in
the pool . Evidently the'project is giv
ing speculators considerable concern.
It is reported that Salern speculators'
were here the day of the meeting.
Clerk Robinson Suspended
Pendleton Charles M. Robinson,
clerk of the Umatilla Indian reserva
tion, has been suspended from office by
Major J. J. McKoin, United States
agent in charge of the reservation,
pending an investigation of the affairs
of Robinson's office. This action on
the part of the agent is understood to
be a result of the investigation of - the
affairs of the reservation, by R. G. Val
entine, private secretary' to Indian
Commissioner Leupp. .
Albany Summer Normal.
Albany A summer normal school
for the benefit of public school teachers
is being conducted in Albany this sum
i mer by County School Superintendent
W. L. Jackson, City School Superin
tendent Hayes and I.E. Richardson.
A large number of the teachers in the
public schools of Linn county are at
tending this summer school, where in- 15c per pound.
Wheat Club, 8283c per bushel:
bluestem, 8990c; valley, 85c.
Barley, Feed, $21.5022 per ton;
Oats No 1 white, feed, $29 per ton;
Hay Timothy, $1416 per ton;
Fruits Apples, new, . $1.501.85
per box; apricots, $1.15 per crate;
peaches, 8090c per crate; plums, 85c
$lfper .crate'f Loganberries, $1.25
per crate; blackberries, 10c per pound;
cherries, 712c per pound; currants,
8c per pound ; prunes, 85c$l; rasp
berries, $1.251. 50 per crate.
Vegetables Beans, l4c per pound;
cabbage, llc -per pound ; cauli
flower, 75 90c per dozen; celery, 90c
per dozen; corn, 2027Jc per dozen;
cucumbers, 40 75c per dozen; lettuce,
neaa, iu.c per dozen; parsley, zoc per
dozen; peas, 25c per pound; toma
toes, $1.253 per crate; turnips, $1.25
1.40 per sack; carrots, $JL.251.50
per sack; beets, $11. 25 per sack.
Potatoes Oregon, new, 75c$l per
. Bujter Fancy creamery, 17)21 Jc
Egga Oregon ranch, 2122c per
dozen. " -
Poultry Average old hens,- 12
13c; mixed chickens, 1212c; old
roosters, 910c; young roosters, 11
12c; turkeys, live, 1819; geese, live,
I78c; ducks, old, 13c ; ducks, young,
Commander-in-Chief of G. A. R. Was
: Touring Northwest.
Boise, Idaho, July 16. General W
W. Blackmar, commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army of. the Republic, died
at 5 o'clock this evening of intestinal
nephritis. His wife was with him
during his illness. The body will be
embalmed and taken to the home of
the family in Boston.
The general arrived here on the 10th
on a tour, during which he intended to
visit Grand Army posts throughout the
Northwest. He was ill when he arriv
ed and gradually failed. The serious
ness of his condition was kept from the
public at the request of his wife.
General Blackmar was born July 25
1841, at .Bristol, Pa. He enlisted in
the Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry and
subsequently joined the First West
Virginia. He served with distinction
throughout the war and at Five Forks
was promoted on the field by General
Custer to the rank of captain. Through
the three administrations of Governors
Long, Talbott and Rice he was judge
advocate general of Massachusetts. At
the last National encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic he -was
struction in practical pedagogy is given-
State Land in Klamath.
Salem State Land Agent Oswald
West has returned from a' trip to Swan
Lake, Klamath county, where he in
spected a large tract of land believed to
be swamp in character, 'and therefore
the property of the .state. - He found
5,000 acres to which he believes the
state is entitled to a patent, and he
will take steps immediately to perfect
Hops Choice 1904, 1619c per
pound. ; -,''
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1921c; lower grades down to 15c, ac
cording to shrinkage; valley, 2527c
per pound; mohair, choice, 81c per
pound, v ' -
Beef Dressed bulls, - l2c
pound; cows, 3)4c.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 5c
pound; ordinary, 4c.
Veal Dressed, 37c per pound.
Pork Diessed 67Jc per pound
Costly Dirt in New York.
New York, July 17. From the ex
empt tax list, as published today
the City Record, some idea of the value
of earth in that part of the globe cov
ered by New York City may be gath
ered. The total estimated value of
real property which pays no taxes is
more that $1,000,000,000, and it
safe to eay that the real worth of the
property ia more than $2,000,000,000
Adding to this more than $5,000,000
000 of real estate which was taxed, the
actual value of the city is more than
Rain Ruins Indiana Wheat.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 17. Reports
to the News from all counties of Indi
ana show that continuous rains have
prevented almost entirely the threshing
of wheat in this state so far. Two
weeks ago Indianians apparently ' had
the greatest yield of wheat in many
years, but since harvest there has been
rain practically all the time. Returns
so far indicate a yield of 20 bushels to
the acre. The Indiana corn crop will
Canal Laborers Leaving.
Panama, July 17. Owing to dila
tory methods of paying laborers, a gen
eral exodus of workmen is taking place
among employes of the canal. Reports
from Culebra indicate that, because
they cannot get paid, laborers are quit
ting in scores,- and have taken to the
woods of bananas and other tropical
fruit to ward off starvation.
TO TAKE VLADIVOSTOK.
Japanese Hope to Capture Fortress-
" Before Envoys Reach America.
Tokio, July 18. Judging from thet
activity at present being displayed at
the Navy department, it seems certain
the investment of Vladivostok can be
expected before the end of this week.
All arrangements are known to haver-
been completed, and it is reported, evi
dently upon the best authority, that
Admiral Togo's entire fleet will sail
from Sasebo before nightfall. In addi
tion, an army of invasion, which was
landed from transports in Peter the-
Great bay very recently, is already-
moving to complete the investment by
land. Since June 1, 50 ocean-going;
foreign steamers have been placed un
der the Japanese flag, laden with am
munition and supplies, and will accom
pany Togo's fleet.
It is the hope of the Japanese gov
ernment that Vladivostok will be taken
before the peace envoyB land on United
States soil. With this object in view,
nothing is to be left undone to make
the campaign, as planned, brief anctt
HEAT IS KILLING.
Temperature in Metropolis of United
States Causes Prostrations.
New York, July 18. After a -respite-
of one day, the hot wave that swept
over New York last week, causing scores
of deaths and hundreds of cases of pros
trations, returned today with renewed
intensity, the temperature being by far
the highest of the season.
The highest point reached was at 4
o'clock in the afternoon, when the
weather bureau thermometer touched
95 degrees. In the streets, however,,
the heat was much greater, some ther
mometers recording as high as 103.
While the heat was intense, the air
was stirred -by light breeze, and the
general Suffering was somewhat miti
gated By the absence of the excessive
humidity that prevailed last week. It
was largely owing to this that only two-
cases of death directly, resulting from
heat were reported.
Nothing to Investigate.
Caracas, July 18. Venezuelans were
very much surprised on receiving the
news that President Roosevelt had ap
pointed Judge Calhoun a special com
missioner to Venezuela to investigate
the claims of America. The Constitu- (
tion, the government organ, says: "If
the claims of Americans or others ex
isted, they would have been already
heard before competent authorities. It
may be the president requires infor
mation regarding the case of the New
York & Bermudez Ashpalt company,,
which is still pending." "
Rapid Transit for London,
London, July 18. A bulky bluebook.
tonight contains the report of the royat
commission on locomotive transport in
London. The advisory board of engin
eers recommends the construction of
two main avenues through London, 140
feet wide and between four arjd five
miles long, carrying four lines of tram
ways on the surface and four lines of
railways below the Surface. It is esti
mated that the cost of construction wilL
Assistant Engineer of Canal. .
San Antonio, Tex., July 18 Jackson
Smith, formerly passenger agent of the
National railroad of Mexico, has been
appointed assistant to Chief Engineer
S'cvens, of the Panama canal, accord
ing to a telegram received here tonight.