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advertise in EXAMINER the for the price it chargee, it is THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM THE EXAMINER IN THE CITY REACHES THE COUNTY AS WELL SUBSCRIP AJ THE CITY. OUR I ION BOOKS ARE OPEN TO .VOL 111 NO. wiiiv'h ROOSEVELTS ACCOUNT OF WHAT the while nu-- AmersCsn and Span-ard- . meu and black nieu are treated IMh while are treated exactly alike, and their treaiuient is a good as that which cmiU be obtained Id ov.r hospitals at home. All the paiieut that 1 saw, with one or iwe exceptions, were la- ' REPLIES RECEIVED CONCERNING first-clas- s HE SAW ALONG THE La Eoca Dams, Problems the Gatlin Dam and the Culebra Cut Arc the Three Big Huge Steam Shovels That Make French Excavating Machinery Look Like the Veriest Toys. Dec. 17. President Washington, Rojiwvelt sect the following message ihla on ihe Banana Canal to culture ck.-set- nhrnlug: To the Senate and House of Representatives: In the month of November I visited of Panama, going over the lstlimu the Canal Zone wth considerable rare; and aleo visited the cities of Panama and Colon, which are not In the xoue nr under the United States flag, but as to which the United States ga.ernntent, through its agents, exercises control for certain sanitary pur- - , P..M1. The U. 8. S. Louisiana, on which I was, anchored off Colon about half p.it 2 on Wednesday afternoon, November II. I came aboard her. after my stay on shore, at about half past on Saturday evening, November 17. On Wednesday afternoon and evening f received (lie President of Panama and his suite, and saw members of the Canal Commission. and various other the arrangegentlemen, perfectly ment for my visit, so that every hour that I was ahorecould .he employed t sdvaatsye. 1 was three days ashore -- not a sufficient length of time to allow of an exhaustive investigation of tlie minutiae nf the work of any single departin'. nt. still less to pane Judgment cn ti e engineering problems, but enough to enable nte to get a dear idea of the salient features of the great v.ork and of the progress that has been made as regads the sanitation of the acne. Colon and Panama, the raring for and hnnting of the employee, atid the actual digging of the canal. The soite I" a narrow atrip of land, and It can be in sheeted much as ops can , Inspect SO or 60 miles of a great at ihe point where . it runs through mountains or overcomes other neutral obstacles. 1 I rail-road- . . chose the month of November for my visit partly because it la the rainiest month of the year, the month in which Ihe work goes forward at the greatest disadvantage, and one of the two months which the medleal department of the French Canal company found nn st unhealthy. Immediately after anchoring on the iternoon of Wednesday there waa a violent atorm of wind und rain. From that lime we dk' not again nee the tun until Saturday morning, the rain continuing almost steadily, but varying from a fine . drlisle to a torrential downpour. During that time in fifteen minute at Cristobal 1.06 inches of rain fell; from 1 to 3 a. m., November 1C, 3.2 lnchea fell: for the twenty-fou- r hours ending noon, November 1C, 4 .68 inches fell, and for the six days ending noon, November 16, 10.24 Inches fell. The Chagren rote in flood to a greater height than it had attained during the Inst fifteen yean, tearing out the track in one place. It would have been Impossible to see the work going on under more unfavorable weather conditions. O Saturday, November 17, the sun shone now nnd then for a few minutes, although the day was generally overcast and there were heavy showers at intervals. First Day Ashore. On Thursday morning we landed at bout half past seven and went slowly ever the line of the Panama railway, ending with an expedition in a tug at the Pacific entrance of the canal out to the islands where the dredging for the canal will cease. We took our dinner at one of ihe eating houses furnished by the commission for the use f the government employes -- no warn tug of our coining be given. I inspected the Aneon Hospital, going through various wards both for white patients and for colored patient. 1 Inspected portions of the constabulary (rone police), examing the men Individually. I also examined certain of the schools and saw the school children. both white and colored, speaking with certain nf the teachers. In- - the afternoon of this day formally received in Panama by President Amador. who, together with the govern-Bennd all the people of Panama, treated me with the moat considerate courtesy, for which 1 hereby extend y most earnest thanks. I was driven rough Panama and in a public Quare was formally received and other by the President and embers of the government; and in c evening I attended a dinner given by the President, and a reception, which was also a government function. I also drove through the streets of Panama for the 1 the-hotel- e nt wei-dOB- Whai Hcte of the married colored employes; ai well a. the sterna, the bath houses, cnimfary the the water cook sheds for the colored laborer, and the government canteens, or hotels, at which most of the white em1 went ployes take their meals. through the machine shops. During 1 the day talked with scores f different men superintendents and heads of departments, and bureaus; steam-shovmen, niacnlulsu. conductors, engineers, clerka, wives of the American employes, health officers, colored laborers, oolored attendants, and managers of the commissary stores where food is sold to the colored laborers; wives of the colored employes who are married. In the evening I had an interview with the British consul, Mr. Mullet, a gentleman who for many years lias well and honorably represented the British government on the Isthmus ot Panama and who has a peculiar relation to our work because the bulk of the colored laborers come from the British West Indies. I also saw the French consul, Mr. Qey, a gentleman of equally long service and honorable record. I aaw the lieutenants, the chief executive and administrative officers, under the engineering and sanitary departments. I also aaw and had long talks with two deputations one ot machinists end one representing the railway men of the dirt trains listening to wbat they had to say as to the rate of pay and various other matters and going over, as much in detail as possible, all the different questions they brought up. As to some matters 1 was able to meet their wishes; ss to oth- er, 1 felt that what they requested oould not bn done consistently with my duty to the UniteJ States government as a whole; as to yet others I reserved judgment. Third Day. On Saturday' morning we started at . We went o'clock from through, the Culebra cut, stopping off to see the marines, and also to 'Investigate certain towns; one, of white employes, as to which (n certain respects complaint had been made to me; and another town where I wanted to see certain bouses, of the colored employes. We went over the site of the proposed Gatun dam, having on the first day Inspected the sites of the proposed La Boca and Boas diuna. We went out on a little toy railway to the reservoir, which had been built to supply the people. of Colon with water for their houses. There we took lunch at the engineers' mess. We then went through the stores and shops of Cristobal, Inspecting carefully the houses of both the white and colored employs, married and unmarried, together with the other buildings. We then went to Colon and saw the fire department at work; la four minutes from the signal the engines had come Jown to Front street, 2 inch hose pipes and twenty-onwere raising streams of water about 75 feet high. We rode about Colon, through the various streets, paved, unpaved, and in process of paving, looking at the ditches, sewers, curbing and the lights. 1 then went over the Colon hospital la order to compare it with the temporary town or field receiving hospitals which 1 bad already seen and Inspected. 1 also Inspected some of the'dwelllngs of the employes. In the evening I attended a reception given by the American employes on the Isthmus, which took place on one of the docks in Colon, and from there went abroad the Louisiana. Each day from twelve to eighteen hours were spent in going over and Inspecting all there was to be seen, and various in examining employes. Throughout my trip 1 waa accompanthe navy. of ied by the surgeon general Doctor Rixey; by the chairman of the Mr. commission, Isthmian canal 8honts; by Chief Engineer Stevens; by Doctor Gorgaa, the chief sanitary officer of the commission; by Mr. Bishop, the secretary of the commission; by Mr. Ripley, the principal assistant engineer; by Mr. Jackson Smith, who has had practical charge of collecting and handling the laboring force: by Mr. Blerd, general manager of the railway, and by Mr. Rogers, the general counsel of the ; and many other officials joined us from time to time. ; At the outset 1 wish to pay a tribute to the amount of work dens by the French Canal company under very difMany of the ficult circumstances buildings they put up were excellent and are still in use. though, naturally. 2 corn-missi- aSZTZ. riZESttS Tiv,d?SLwhlrhP'iaonha Eti'S&z ' y' Friday morning we left tho hor the entire o'hTh and spent TOln through the- - Culebra cut ,,, apot in which moat work will have done in any event. We watched I? or il.fferent steam shovel working; saw the drilling and blasting: we many of the dirt trains (of the different type used), both carL rymx tt,e earth awy from the steam aovei aDd depositing it on the dumps of the dumps being run out In J,,nKie merely to get rid of the 7VnB while in other cases they are J"mg used for double tracking tho an,l In preparing to build the dam. I visited many ef the fferent village, inspecting thorough-2jsn- y different buildings the local in "jrjving hospitals, the - house vthe nnnorrIed white workmen ' l r. In which the ' Te worknWVire: t quarter. l"c white married emplojea and on - and much of the work they did in Culebra cut. and some of the work jn digging ha been f direct benefit This country .baa better Invest men t than Dialj(, $40,000,000 which It paid to the work and better- jrncj, company for including especially the Pana- - w , niiroad. An inspection on the ground at the to jjeJgbt of the rainy season served e nominee me of the wisdom of either a .rm in refusing to adopt oansl. There or a high-levuniversal agreement a be t0 ecnl among all peepie competent to judge Panama route. :he one as- la much superior to chosen, tually both the Nicaragua and Darien routes. Preliminary Work Being Done. b The wisdom of the canal more In shown been nothing mem ha the way In whlchjhe dearly than ofIn the ao.k. foundation oon-aom- sea-lev- manage-unmareedco- laid. To have yielded to the natural ir. patience of ill informed outsider and begun all kinds of experiments in work prior to a thorough sanitation of the isthmus and to a fairly satisfactory working out of the problem of getting and keeping a sufficient labor supply, would have been disastrous. The various preliminary measures had to be taken first; and these could. not be taken ao a to allow ua to begin the real work of construction prior to January of the present year. It then became necessary to have the type of the canal decided, and the only delay has been the necessary delay until the 2Mh day of June, the dale when the congress definitely and wisely settled that we should have an level canal. Immediately after that the work began In hard earnest and baa been continued with Increasing vigor ever since; and it will continue ao to progress In the future. When the contracts are let the conditions will he auch as to insure a constantly Increasing amount of performance. , Successful Sanitation. The first great problem to be solved, upon the solution of which the success of the rest of the work depended, was the problem of sanitation. This waa from the outset under the direction of Dr. W. C. Gorgaa. who is to be made a full member of the commission. It must be remembered that hi work was not mere sanitation as the term Is understood in our ordinary municipal work. Throughout the son and In the two cities of Panama and Colon, in addition to the sanitation work proper, he has had to do all the work that the marine hospital service does as regards the nation, that the health department officers do in the various states and cities, and that Colonel Waring did in New York when he cleaned Its streets. The results have been astounding. The isthmus had ton a byword for deadly Now, after two years of our occupation the conditions as regards sickness and the death rata compare favorably with reasonably haalthy localities In the United States. Especial care has been devoted to minimising the risk due to the presence of those species of mosquitoes which have been found to propagate malarial and yellow fevers. In all the the little temporary settlements, towns or cities composed of the white and black employee, which grow up here and there In the tropic jungle as the needs of the work dlctste, the utmost care it exercised to keep ihe conditions healthy. Everywhere are to be seen the tjretnage ditches which In removing tho water have removed the breeding places of the mosquitoes, while the whole Jungle Is cut away for a considerable (pace around the thus destroying the place in which the mosquitoes take shelter. There drainage ditches and clearing are In evidence In every settlement, and, together with the Invariable presence of mosquito screens around the plaasas, and of tnoequlto doors to the houses, not to 'speak of the careful fumigation that ha gone on in all infected house, doubtless explain tha extraordinary absence of moaqultoe. A a matter of fact, but a single mosquito. and this not of tha dangerous of species, was seen by any member on our party during my three days the Isthmus. Equal care is taken by the Inspectors of the health department to secure cleanliness In the houses and proper hygienic conditions of every kind. I Inspected between twenty and thirty water clowta, berth those used by the white employes and In those used by the colored laborers. almost every care I found the eondl-tlon- s perfect. In but one case did I find them really bad. In this case, affecting a settlement of unmarried white employes. I found them very bad Indeed, but the buildings were all inherited from the French company and were being nsed temporarily while other buildings were in the course of construction ; and right neir the defective water closet a new and excellent closet with a good sewer pipe waa in process of construction and nearly finished. Nevertheless this did not excuse the fact that the bad condition had been allowed 'to prevail. Temporary accommodation, even if only such as soldiers ure when camped in 'the field, should have been provided. Orders to this effect were luued. I append the report of Dr. Gorgaa on the Incident. I waa struck, however, by the fact that in tbla Instance, a In almost every other where a complaint was made which proved to have anv justification whatever, it appeared tfiat steps had already been taken to remedy the evil complained of, and that the trouble waa mainly due to the extreme difficulty, and often impossibility, of providing in every place for the conaiant Increase in the numbers of employes. Generally the provision is made in advance, but It is got possible that this should always be the case; when It is not there ensues a period of time during which the conditions are unsatisfactory, until a remedy can ba provided; but I never found a case where the remedy was not being provided as speedily as possible. Hospitals and Their Treatment, I Inspected the large hospitals at Ancon end Colon,' whoich are excellent examples of what tropical bispit-si- s should he. I ash inspected the receiving hospitals in various settlement. I went through a number of wards In which the colored men are treated,- - a number of those in on borers or :her employes works and railway, the canal moat uf them being colored m?a of the ordluary luobr slump. Not onij are the men carefully cared for whenever they iply for rare, but so far as practicable a watch is kept to see that If they Deed It they are sent to the hospital, whehier they desire to g or no. From no responsible did auv complaint come to me a to the management of the hospital service, although occasionally a very ignorant West India negro wbeu he is first brought luto the hospital becomes frightened by the ordlnarwy hospital routine. Health Showing Remarkably Good. Just at present the health showing on the iaihinus le remaikably good eu much better than in most suctions of the United State, that 1 do not believe that it can possibly continue at quite its present average. Thus, early in the present year a band of were several hundred Spaniard brought to the Isthmus aa laborers, and additions to their number have been mad from time to time; yet since their arrival in Feburary last (Continued oa Page Two) Shortage of Cars is Aggravated by Lack of Motive Power, Inadequate Terminal Facilities and Insufficient Trackage Property to Move the Great Volume of Business. Washington, Doc; 17. three more President on public lands and the fuse all property rigqhts, block the to the interstate naval peroom.il were also read. wheel if ail progress and wreck not responses have The hue at 4:30 adjourned until only the millionaire fortune but me commerce commission from Northnoou umionow. Isobrer cottage. The demand of the western railroads in response to Chairhour ia tbe control of onntrolier. man Knapp telegram of last week , Washington. Dec. 17. A pictorially Swollen fortunes are a ihe thousand fold railing at test kin to th reported short- Bust rated nieMge from President hs dangerous to our land aud people age of rare and the complaint of a he found portraying conditions as than swollen demagogy." them on the isthmus of lack vf transportation for the ueeea-- , Panama during hia recent visit, occuallies of life and fuel. Telegrams pied the senate during the greater port MONOPOLIZING WATERS were sent by tbe chairman to the Hon of iui session today. Printed the mesage, handsomely presidents .of six western and north- copies pf OF AkKANSAS RIVER bound, were placed on the deak of western roads and replies hava now each senator and the of the been received from all of them. From document waa closely reading g the information conveyed by the railthe Panama uitMaage the Presi- The Case ef Kanaaa Against Colorado road companies today the commissionia Being Argued in tho Bie dent s rMximmendatkiu puber express the opinion that one cause lic lands and the naval respecting promo Court. were personnel for tha shortage iu fuel is that the received and read. dealers have not stored up in advance The senate agreed to the sufficient quantities for the winter's adjournment reooJuUon and willholiday be In Washington, Dec. 17. -- Argument supply, but have, as Is stated in tn recess from the end of the aeaolun waa begun today In ihe supremo court reply by PreaMent James J. Hill of Thursday next until January 3. d the United State in the frequently tbe Great Northern, ordered only Kesolutiona were agreed' to direct- defem-- rase of the stale of Kanr.,' supply to last from day to day. ing an investigation by the deiiartuient against the Mate of Colorado, involvWhatever shortage may exist in car uf miramorce and lalsir of the intering en effort on the part of tho comequipment, they ay, is aggravated by national Harvester company to ascer- plaining state to prevent the mo :p-lack ef motive power, inadrquite ter- tain whether It efft-cta restraint of of ail tuby minal facilities and insufficient track- trnde; aleo directing tho senate Jtiilc-- , ollaing river ,f the ArkaifKi volcom mirtee to report what uitiio:-age property to move the great iu l's purpose iu the luttrr ? J ume uf Utiainesa pouring In on the ky ruagre may have under the com- - bill of complaint Kan, a railroads, supplemented by the delays ineroe claim of the constitution to material r.nr.t!r: o of .iliuue on tbe part of the shippers in loading prevent interstate commerce in child- - the surface :.iuin aft.-- it reach! and unloading their cars. Replies made goods. Reariutioa to guard that ataie, and tilsu of The underflow, were made public today from Presi- against Infringement, of stale right a upon which much t.cjiendeuce has dent Hill of the Great Northern; Pre acre presented by Senator Whyte been pluced in tbe pasl. A. J. Barling of Chicago, Mil- and kayner of Maryland for future The case is an original. action and waukee aud St. Paul, and President discuss! on. I regarded by some as the most imHoward Elliott of the Northern Pacific portant suit of the kind ever instituted company. in this court, aud that the court itself does not nilnlmtie its Importance was Message From HHL Indicated when twelve hours time, Following 1 the message from Mr. three times as much aa is usually al-Hill: J lowed, waa set apart for Its present a-'Replying to your message repeated tion by the numerous attorney. who from t. Paul b New York, am on my way to St, Paul to meet cmuinisslun-er-a "Mks the Rich Poor, and All the Poor appear In it. Each of the parries to Colorado controversy Kansas, Will be Rich," le a Current tomorrow. The ansi scarcity In j and the United Slates was each given North Dakota ia not due to want of Phrase, three aud a half hours, end thelcar. Thousand of empty cars have and a, half defendants, on been moving from the head of Laael hoiina. The ease waa sot wiled until .. Superior to tbe grain fields during 7. Chancellor after I o'clock today, mud the hearing He; 1 the fall, sad coal ordered by local of 3rk whose Wfll continue until verp near the rios ByraMae university dealer have been only ufflclenl to Day; championship of Mr. Rockefeller and of the court, supply from day to day. During tbe the Standard Oil company, waa a wide- - of Thursday's nerion tn behalf of Kan- Tl first argument last two week there have been very ' ooaV1buUoB V cnrreul 8. 8. by prevented Attorney heavy snowstorm, with tbe thermomelllltal , discussion, continues to de- - Aslil-ntigand ha.nad not of Wichita, ter below aero. Snowdrift around uonnce the movement for leg-- concludiMt when the court adjourned stations from six to fifteen fret deep islatlve warmly control of aggregation of for tll(, day. Mr. Ashhaugh will Ire hare temporarily blocked railroad. ' ' followed by N. H. Ismnila of Topeka. have of of coal right Special trains Tula movement he terms "million- ),(, wj oton spear in support of way over all other traffic are being a In the forthcoming issue Kanwa' coutenMou. The Colorado side sent and road la bring opened aa fast ot Leslie Weekly, and aayi: of the controversy Will he presented conditions will allow. Tbs fuel wane 'For time we have been in by Clyde Daffson of Canon City and difficulty Is temporary and Is being the grip ot this mighty spasm over Attorney General Miller of that state, The general conyapldly remedied. corporate wealth and swollen fort- - and pitt Rogers, D. C. Beaman and dition Applying to all traffic la due to unes. These currant pb rases are from p. val.e will appear aa the repre-hig- h the rapid increase in tonnage to be sources. Ail of our national IUs j. n tel.lv e of Individual ditch lnlereMa moved. Owing to difficulties la dis- are stated in Inis formula: 0r Colorado. Solicitor General Hoyt, terminals. Our Downbring posing of freight-a- t with lire rich. the Assistant Attorney General F. i Increase la locomotives mad care slues swollen fortunes. Maks Juncture the rich ptnr Campbell and Assiiaut A. A. Complast spring is from fifteen to seven- and all tbe pour will be rich. Destroy bell will present tbe government view teen per cent in number, and mure the hamper them, oo- - of fhe question Involved In the case, corporations, reathan that In capacity which, with struct in the courts. Tbe closing argument in behalf of 8ue them. them sonable opportunity to move, would Assail them in the press. Tie tha Kansas will ire made hr. tha attnraev amply take care of the traffic, the UllipuLans to them In general of that state and F. F. Smith to secure labor at any price strings ofand bind them and the In- - ct Kiniey, Kan. baa badly delayed tbe companies uf congress dividual can bare a chance. Make tbe in his opening argument Mr. additional main tracks and terminals. of groat business and suffl- - baugh dwelt especially upon Injugr We have orders for new locomotives small and uncertain by petty caused to Immediate valley of tbe to be delivered between now and June cicntly restriction and control and kaneaa rtoer by the diminution of thri in increase 25 cent for 1, per capacity we ahall not be troubled by the genius flow of that stream, both aimve and care to be aand aix thou and freight of a Rockefeller, a H1U, a Morgan, a underflow. He contended that the andSepdelivered between January a Armour, or a 8 wilt. The state had suffered Incalculable loss hy tember. Capacity of the latter, 28,000 Carnegie, men will be big enough for the the diversion of Its waters in Colorado, little tons. However, permanent relief can little a number of the member of the things remaining to be done. It only come through increase in double is a crime for several men to haves congressional delegations from both track aud terminal facilities. We are the power of giving em- stance were at the hearing. now arranging for sixty million dol- developed to Su.ooO or 150, uuo turn.' Aseociste Justice Moody, having lar covering the next two years to ploymant in the preparation of the participated Destructive Regulations. additional terminals, tracks, provide when new traffic lines and r equipment have wo lien, b said, salaries and . is heaviest. James J. Hill." IfliWltlOR XlPt tO WW wnut tlOlin or laonr the wftgra an weu, roka Earilng's Maasags, of the controversy. adjudication la of have which another way shrank, Following la President Barling's swelling wages. message: WRECK NEAR ROCHESTER. He says the men would reduce these ' "There has been no deficiency in our fortunes had nothing to do with swellsupply on the line of the Chicago, ing them, and could not manage them Engineer Was Fatally Injured and Milwaukee and SL Panl railway, great- If Cara Burned. they had them; that those wbo are er thn usually occur during the chattering about predatory wealth d movement of fall crop heavy would not refuse to take over corRochester. N. Y Dec. 17. The New snd merchandise and fuel even Iu K'tckefcller York Central train known as the Buf'ihe motive power of the com- poration stock Destructive fast train running regulation falo local. pany has been sufficient to move all propositions. be preceded by government tween New Yo.k and Buffalo, vras Thera ha been Its traffic promptly. then If the government wrecked about a milt, east of no failure of unusual delay la trans- ownership,' th It la proposed to myra this afternoon. The engineer property of life. porting fuel or other neceslties - was fiitally injured and the entire we can lake the "then supervise Movement of fuel haa had preference vrith tbe exception of one Pull- our blundering." of train, sequent over other westbound traffic for the He nJde: "Probably no men In this man, was burned, last forty days and such preference A local freight ws taking water at are more disqualified for the will be continued aa lng an neces- oountry control and supervision of the cor- - the pumping station when another A. J. exist. Earling." sity may poratlons or swollen fortunes than the freight' ran Into the rear of the first majority of legislators. Any propori- - freight, knocking tho caboooo and A Iton from that sourne to supervise coal oar ovor on tho ponaongor track, SUMMARY OF WO.vK IN and control the wealth of the land la Tho crew started to flag the Buffalo piece of itupertiuence that local, which was about due, but before BOUSE AND SENATE ato gigantic coming generation will bo Jncredt- - this could be done th local crashed into the heavy coal car, throwing tho bie. embankment The j engine down an Courts Subservient to Executive, Roosevelt's Panama Message, Which Wrtly off tho "Court of Justice," continues the Was Nsotly Bound, Occupies elbr chancellor, "re dragooned into sub- - 016 Attention in Both Houses. tnujk'k.T?r,?lIS2? servlency to executive authority, men rtr conviction being condemned without and told to clear tbemaeives after 7 tbe ? . Washington. Dec. 17. The house they are condemned if they want - !? 7 b poal prohably saved many Christ-ms- a the week before transportsthe Commerce, last traffic, mercy. began was terribly Injured. live, esnuder to ore a determination with manufacture placed Uon, holidays Th coboose took lire and set fire dispose of as much legtelatfou as pos- pionage and hauled afore .the court to the poMonger train. sible tT the mure active work which and threatened with regulation by sowiil devolve upon it when congress cialistic law until men no ionger know Pi RE AT VALDEZ. agala coavenos. To this end several wbst property is or the right of Bussmall Mils acre posed under suspeniness a once interpreted by those which were supposed to sion off the rules. PCjncIpW-- s Seattle, Weak., Dea. 17. A special Tha Indian appropriation bill was have been established hy the wisdom cable to th Tims tram Vaidea soye n token up and flfieen of the a fire In too bank t Yaldoa, bdievei c! the centuries. i. "I predict,'' he nays In conclusion. to have been stanui b ya burglar, page completed when It was laid we are passing through an epoch tally destroyed toe bank, the Sfe'la aside for the President's mmsoge concerning the Panama canal, which con- that wll! stand in future times to our i hotel and the Ysldex bank and sumed mere than an hour in It readuisgrgce and shame. We cantlie company's buildings. ostniL Aw examiniitlwa are pbcnomeuaiiy bleared by Prnrl-- 1 ! ing a loss of ing. being listened to by a large numibown a large feoAe dence. We are steadied by the calm of the bank ber nf members. the nitd been hlowa la th took of the The pictorial feature nf the mes- confidence and signal ability . f 'tvi a light sage afforded an opportunity for good flreav-s- t men ever known In tin com- vault. The note'-c- e mtured comment, the innovation ot mercial world. But if this mania con- miow and tbe xckxI wotk of tbe fire cuts in a state paper bring looked tinues ii la not far on to a crash that fighters prevented the destraetkm ef down all confidence, wm- - the town. liui with fevor. Msge from the will ; -- 1 fol-ou- INVESTIGATION OF FEEL FAMINE CRISIS 85-fo- habl-tatinn- a, SHORTAGE OE RAILROAD CARS Legislators In tho Middle North we it May Tako tho Matter Up at Neat Session. Minneapolis, Dsr, 17. The fuel famine uf tbe northwest will be broken within 24 hours a result of the Interstate commerce compilsskin'e Inquiry in this city today. The oommla-eio- n waa represented by James 8. Harlan of Chicago and Franklin K. Lane of San Francisco. Mr. Line Is taking personal charge of the fuel famine inquiry, eliile Mr. Harlan la busily engaged la the car shortage Inquiry. It was decided that since the fuel famine vn the moat Important, there being already many rritorts at band of suffering from the cold in North Dakota. It should be tbe first to he bandied and rattled. Mr. Lane questioned E. C. Blanchard, division superintendent of the Northern Pacific at Duluth, and M. Pbllhln, assistant general agent uf the Great Northern road, at Duluth today. Before Mr. Lane had finished hi examination tab witnesses had promised that relief weld be forthcoming within the next 24 hours, and orders bava bees given to rush ooal to the suffering towns, all other traffic being made secondary until supplies have been furnished. -- u l. Minneapolis, Dec. IT. Investigation of the present fuel famine crisis u the northwest may not stem with the Investigation oT the interstate . commerce eommUsloa new oe In MinneaIt is probable now that in polis. every affected state but notably Minnesota. North and South Dakota. Montana, tha aubject will be made a matfor legislative Investigation. ter Northwestern coal Jeaiers have indicated to the large shippers here that they plan to stir up an offclal Investigation in their steles. Towns that are suffering now or hare been held In the grip of winter and the fomlne are laying their cases before their legislators and are asking that tha subject be brought up at the coming sections of the state legislatures, and action taken to prevent a repetition. The race la on between tbe railroads .and tha cold. if the weather wins, cutting down the efficiency of motives power and bringing on heavy then will be suffering and lore of life. But report today Indicate that the railroad are rushing fuel Into the districts where there Is either an actual want or stocks are low. The Great Northern Is taking no full cart loads west of Grand Forks other than fuel. The Northern Pacific baa seat out SM care of fuel for commercial um In the last two days. At the storage ducks at the head of the lakes tbe dock companies are ordered to load a far aa possible for oommer-ria- l Mis-sard- use. According to the Great Northern offclais the ooal shortage at Great Northern points In North Dakota will be a thing of the pant in a very fow days. From Mlnto, N. D.. reports say that In some portions of the county farmers are tearing up their fences snd using them for fuel. Hew Transit la Delayed, It puzfled the attorneys and Judges' of fhe commission In the afternoon session why It ws that It took a freight car on the average of thirteen days to make a trf pthat could be made, at ten miles an hour. In twenty-fir- e hours. B. C. Blanchard, dlvUion Superintendent of tbe Northern Pacific at Duluth, bv whose testimony this situation was brought out, explained it by stating that hot boxes frequently delayed transporting a car and that various other causes contributed to (he delay of the car in trenslt. According to the testimony uf the Northern Parlflc offlriala it would not be uncommon fen- a freight car to move from print to point at the rate of not less than a mile an hour. He stated that, there was tin Increase In shipment In every- commodity grain, lumber from the coast, merchandise, coke, coal and wood prod- uct. Judge Lane asked the witness for It took tea to more a freight rar thirteen days to 250 miles, and he was told that the coMUtkaa were most unfavorable to speed daring September, October and how tong a period of the year such a very long time aa from November. And you know about thla time every year, dont yos?" asked Judge Lane. "Tea, we expect It." waa the reply. "You have nine month to prepare for It?" stated fhe court. Ten. we try to do our best." was the answer of Superintendent Blanchard. ouf-flrie- - ry - 1 - ndt-vtd- ual : u aira-phobl- u Ash-retur- . KSESU'Si ... eaet-bpun- west-boun- d, Pa'.-own- ed ba.c1' PUP0 -- fifty-seve- to-ths- va--.- ,'