OGDEN GETS CUTOFF Southern Pacific Will Build Lake Trestle. RESULT OF BIG MEETING Railroad Officials Meet Salt Lake Citizens Cit-izens and Explain that the Surveys All 1'avor Ogden-Lucln Route Want to Shorten tho Through Lino Line Via Salt Lake They Claim Would be Much Longer Meeting n, Pleasant One, but Decision Already Favored the Lake Route. Ogden gets the cutoff. The Southern IMclflc will build Its line from Lucln to Strong's Knob, thenco across the flrent Bait Hko Into Ogden thereby saving forty-three miles over Its present route. This fact became known yesterday nft-crnoon, nft-crnoon, when tho railroad ofllclals met u committee representing the Commercial Commer-cial club of Halt Lake. The meeting took placo In the large aoant room In Short Line headquarters opposite Mr. llancroft's ofllce, and those present were President llornio O. Hurt and Chief Engineer J. H. Herry of the Union Taclllc nnd Pourth Vice-President Julius Ju-lius Kruttschnltt nnd Chief Engineer Wllllim Hood of tho Southern Pacific. Kcprcsentlng bait Like were Messrs T. G. Webber. T. 11. Cutler, II. E Cutler, Cut-ler, W. A. Neldcn, M Harratt. E. Wilkes, A. 1". Doremus nnd 1 A. Druehl RAILROADERS' TOSITION. These gentlemen were prepared to ably argue In favor of Salt Lake and that they did so goes without sijlng. 1 ut the railroad ofllclals went Into details de-tails for the benefit of tho Salt Lakers and showed them that tho Ogden-Lucln cutoff would savo grndes and curies and forty-thteo miles of distance oxer tho piosent line Then they showed that the Union Pacific could not build a line Into Salt Lake and tint nny line coming fiom Lucln to bnlt Liko would be over heavy grades unlos the water were used, md at all events the point of ionni-tlon would have to remain nt Ogden, so tho south shore line would be rlxt)-sever miles longe than the trestle tres-tle roiito across tho lake nnl that for these reisoni the Ogden-Lucln lino hid been recommended and would bo recommended recom-mended to tho board to bo built. SALT LAKERS' IMPRESSION. Tho Salt Lakers stated tint they had ben working under tho Impression thit h shorter lino could be secured around the south shorn of tho lake, but II such wero not the case, they, of course, could icndlly understand why the shorter short-er route had been selected. Theso were tho main points brought out, although tho question was discussed dis-cussed from nil sides and eery inittci beiilng on tho bubject was given lr detail. WILL OO TO HARRIMAN. Aftci tho meeting Mr. Kruttschnltt explained thnt there had always been n inlsapprehenblon a to what could be accomplished, but nctuil surcys had demonstrated tho superiority of the Ogden-Lucln cutoff. No contracts had been let et, only bids lirwl been asked for. s to tho meeting of yesterday he said Hint over) thing would bo submitted submit-ted tn Mr Harrlmin, he being hero with tho other nfllcliils hh Mr, Ilnrrlmirlf repioHenlnlvos and nt his lequest, bul that the recommendations would be made favoring tho Ogden-Lucln cutoff u stnted. rinunrs on lakh cutoit Now that It Is definitely settled that tho Ogden-Lucln cutoff Is to bo built, n reHtltlrin nf tie figures will bo Interesting In-teresting rending. Tho present Houth-ern Houth-ern Pulflc lino from Ogden to Eucln Is 115". n lies long. The Ijkc cutoff will be 10J5 mtks a sating In distance of fnrt -three ml I cm. Hut this I hut tho beginning of the saving. The trilna today, to-day, both custbound and westbound, hae to climb three hills, one of tbem the Piomontor), being steep and full ot operating obstncles ny tho tutrf the grades nto all pnetlcnlly eliminated I'rom Lucln to Strong's Knob there Is n drop of les thin 600 feet nnd flfty-elKhl flfty-elKhl lies In distance The trestle will be level, and from the like shnre to Ofcden a rlso of 100 feet In about Severn-teen Severn-teen miles The rise, either eastbnund of westbound will be hnrdlv noticeable. The recllon from Ogden to the (there requires re-quires ordlmry grndlnc, with n bililge over Wcbor iler The trestle from the shore ncross Henr Itlver bay to the end of tho Pioinnntnr doe not present nny fnimldable harriers At the end of tho Promontorj there will bo several miles of rock nnd earthwork Then come tho Inul Jn' the bidding of tho tvven-ts-mllo tr. tb from tho Promontory through deep inl"i to the west shore neir Wrong s Knob Finm Wtmng's Knob the llnr cuts through the ripening of tho nre.it Amiilenn desert, between tho Terrnco nnd Lnkislde mountnlns, nnd tho rest of the uny Is easy, being meiely desert gindlng icoi, wnimnrts STATHMUNT. Col T fl Webber Slid list evening that tho matter soemtd tn ho definitely settled, but the committee had done ovcrv thing In Its power to piesent Salt Lako s argument tn the best ndvantnge, but tho distances of the nlllrlnl survevs wero nil against Halt Lake ns tho thlrty-seven-inllo stretch from finlt Lako to Ogden was a factor which worked ngnlnst the south nhore toute It was alio nppucnt thnt the Inl.o cut-off cut-off wns ngreed upon, nnd what the rsllinad wanted was to reduce tho dl-tnneo dl-tnneo of the through transcontinental route, nnd with this In view nothing hnlt Lake could offer in franchises or a bonus would have nny effect upon tho ntllroad men 'Ihn meeting, ndded Col, Wobbir. wnnn Inti resting one, and the inllinnd ofllclals were iiiurteou In tho ixtrcme nnd evinced gieat Interest In the arguments ptesentfd.