Bakersfield Californian, July 18, 1914

Bakersfield Californian

July 18, 1914

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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - July 18, 1914, Bakersfield, California I 14 PAGES VOL. XXV. Largest net paid circulation between Fresno and Los Angeles. : ai COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICEBAKEKSFIKLD, CALIFORNIA, SAH RDW. MAA IS. IDI I. No. M)\ WILL NAI SEVEN CANDIDATES El I >:i v : i ii < I Duilin^ton Are ’nit licnllv Elected at t his 'rime 5 TWO-HANDED FIC,HTS Auditor, Assessor, Trcasur cl-. Iiecorder, School Supt. Will He Determined. Thousands of Children Attend Theater Free Aged Attorney Has Birthday Anniversary and Gives "Kiddies" Rare Treat. ATCHISON. Ka s.. .filly IS Bailey P. Wagener, a railroad attorney is 67 years old today and there art1 tow j children in Northern western Kansas J who do not known it. despite th** tact lo* is iii and confined to his bod. Although Mr. Waggoner had re-1 reived strict orders from his* phyai-1 clans to forego his annual birthday jubilee this year, lie leased every motion picture theatre in tilts city and ' all the children thousands of them j were admitted free. Many other! I amusement were provided. That Mr, Waggetier might realize the appreciation of the children hundred- of tin* youngsters malled him birthday ranis PASSES IT,OOO IE AMICI I May if^urc lo I Lilt* 17,TSR; Reach 10,000 Rn WEATHER PROPHET SAYS FAIR TONIGHT AND SUNDAY July IV SAN FRANCISCO. Forecast: San Francisco and vicinity Cloudy or foggy tonight and Sunday morning; Sunday fair: light west wind. Southern California: foggy tonight; Sunday west wind. Sacramento Valley: night and Sunday; light south wind. Santa (Mara Valle* (Moody or foggy .tonight; Sunday fair; iight < northwest wind. ?an Joaquin Valley Fair tonight and Sunday; light northwest wind. Cloudy or fair; light Fair to* FAIR IN KERN Next S:iliirchiy THE DEMOCRATS LEAD) I RS!I (h er Republicans and Nearly ROO Over (LO. IL and Hull Moose. Seven county officers will Ie* chosen absolutely in the primary election on August 25 and in fad two of them, tin* tax collector. Charles K. Day. ami the surveyor, M VV. Buffington, may In* aid to lie elected even now. neither of them having any opposition, ami tin* date being passed when candidates may declare themselves. But besides these two, five other contests will bo determined in August. there being but two candidates for each place, and the new law declaring I thut when a Candidate receives a ma-1 Jority of the vote cast, lie shall not AT BIG PANAMA E! Democrats ...............7.553 Republicans ..............5864 Socialists ................1.352 Progressives .............I,HR Prohibitionists ........... 232 Decline to stat** ..........1,667 WILL GET OUT PAPERS FREE BOYCOTT IS DECLARED BY MERCHANTS. SINGLETONS DEATH MAKES NEW HEAD FOR MINING SECTION NECESSARY. he reafter be opposed. The five fie - ami the candidates therefor ar* a follows; Assessor, Miss I'd it ll Coons and A M Taylor. Measurer, Jerry Shields and A Mealier \minor. S. A Woody ami I Anoli. Recorder, ('has. A. hee and Kdmoi fds School Superintendent. It. h. Stock ton and h. E. Chenoweth. (Mi tile basis of 14.00(1 votes out of a possible registration qoti, 7.mil votes will elect any of tin* contestants named. The Socialists nominated ti ticket for county since, but only T Tile work of preparing the big exhibit of til** resources of Kern county for display ut the San Francisco P;wi-0f. I ma-I’acific exposition Is w ell under way. So far the agricultural and horticultural displays have received practically all th** attention, but before the work is complete others will ii** prepared. Tim commissioners, Messrs. Barlow and Iceland, are endeavoring to gel the big oil companies to take up the mutter of an oil exhibit and to put in a proper display of the industry, it is expected tlint til** Standard Oil Company of California will have a complete exhibit of its own. The commissioners are desirous of one) finding some man identified with the I milling industry of Kern county to full take charge of th** exhibit of minerals offices    some time; other titan oil. John Singleton of F.    Allen    for judge, i Ramlsburg was the man they had in Total U .Mi J A It. A. polled of IU,* J J. Fitzpatrick for sheriff ami J. A. Vldridge for coroner qualified fur places on the ticket, The oilier filed no petitions and their names will not appear on the Da Hot. For Supervisors. I, F, Brite is opposed only bv A Vance in tim Second District, and tills I mind lint his death has made it necessary to look elsewhere, and no decision has y**t lie**n readied. The commissioners have decided to j have a number of pamphlets prepared I covering each of Kern county's iudus-tiies agriculture, horticulture oil, mining and manufacturing. Each will contest w ill I*** settled in ti:** primary j be written by some man prominently 111 th** MMilrd District J ti Hart has I identified with die industry in questioning against him J H. Thornberg j Hon and thoroughly posted on all its and F. VV. Snyder, and it is possible | details. At til** fair there w ill lie a for this contest to run Into til** Novena 'table and division given over to each her election. It will, if none of tip*tindustry, and at each of the-** tallies candidates receive u majority. Mile registration of Kern county, with one week yet to run before it closes for th** primaries .is 17.7t*6. ann it is entirely possible that tile total will reach 14,000 before the books are finally closed on Hie evening of J iii v 25th. tin tile figures now th** Democrats have a lead over the Republicans ol nearly 1700, or to ii** exact, by Itis.fi, and over I loth the Republicans and the Progressives by STI. The Progressives ar** now far vc low tile Socialists in rank, having HIH, xx hii** tile Socialist figure is 1352. Nearly ten per cent of the voters declined to state their political anilla lion, tile exact number being 1007 This means that that many electors can vote on til** non partisan contests, hut not for governor and other stat** officers, excepting only state superin t**ndent of schools, judge of Hie supreme and appellate courts. MMie registration figures a« now compiled by County Clerk Miller, are in excess o fill** estimated total for the primaries, though it is said that some who have registered, particular ly in the oil fields, have left the county since they enrolled their names. The total represents the heaviest registration in the history of tile county, and by liver forty per cent. SAN FRANCISCO, July IR According to ;i report to th# San Francisco IAbor Council today, til*; Stockton Typographical Dillon voted unanimous Iv laH night to suspend its wage scale and set all three of the Stockton news papers free of cost to the publishers if a boycott is declared on tin* news papers by the .Merchants, Manilla*’ Hirers and Employers Association. The International Typographical Cunni telegraphed that, should such an emergency arise the international union would pay the Stockton typography cals in full for their time. Tims far the newspapers have not join***! tin* Employers Association ami no boycott has been declared. Tile Merchants, Manufacturers and Em plovers Association lins declared thai it will not recognize union- or the un ion label, and that Stockton must !>** un “open shop" town. For the first time since Judge Norton recently handed down an order restraining tin* local unions from placing pickets in front of two restaurants union pickets appeared on til** streets I >< Kl rd Promises Hallow lo Aid; (lily Trustees Max lie Asked CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Also He (.ailed I poll Hush Enterprise: the Harmers to Aet. MMie county supervisors today plods ed their support to til** coming Kern county fair which is plump'd for sonic j time this fall, probably in October. MMiis morning Hon. ('. A Barlow appeared before tip* board and ti don! for (lie support of tin* county authorities. (Miairnian Jastro, with Supervisors Hart, Betmett, Bush aud Brite concurring .assured Mr, Barlow that tile board would do everything In its power to uid the (air ami to make it a success. In former years when the county fair was an annual ev< tit the super visors were accustomed to aid in making it a success by appropriations and in many incidental ways Th** hoard will follow the same policy now Tile city trustees may also ti** asked to give the enterprise their support on account of th** great Interest the fair lias for Bakersfield as tile county seat. Tile various civic boards in Bakersfield and throughout the county, such as local boards ol trail** ami farmers organisations will lie invited to join and assist in th*' enterprise, Farmers' Movement The get together movement among flit* farmers of tile county, which lias Room Kent Due Landlady Seizes Man’s Wooden Leg Former Tennant Leaves San Francisco on Crutch, But Writes Police to Recover Lost Member SAN FRA NM I SFO. July 18. Iii lieu of room rent tile proprietress of an apartment house sei.icd the wooden leg of John (Millfield of Talmage, when he was in San Francisco, Fan field unpacked his old crutch and UTI til** city grieving. Today Chief White of tho police force received a letter from Canfield asking the pollee to recover for him his wooden leg with til** plea that the loss is keeping him from making a living “I don't think any one to hold < 'anfteld's letter from earning a HUERTA SAFE WITH HIS FAHY ON THE COAST; TALKS TO that the law permits a fellow's leg,* reads “for it is keeping me living aud also from paying Hie bill, which I Intend to pujr. as soon as possible." HHimt Dictator to Sail Today Aboard tilt* (itTinan LniistT Dresden THE REBELS ADVANC E THE STATE HIGHWAY IS BEING PUSHED ROAD REACHES POINT MILE NORTH OF MCFARLAND; STARTS TO SOUTH Pi on isional President Carlin jai Orders Evacuation of San Ellis Potosi. I PUERTO MEX IFO. Mex.. July IR -It was announced todnv thin General Huerta had decided to depart from this port on board the Herman cruiser Dresden, General Rlanquet aion** acron* I pan yin g ii tnt. When former President Huerta had shaved and dressed himself in a white suit. he called a number of newspaper men into the railroad ear. I!** appeared to be in one of bls grimly genial moods. I One of the correspondents started here tins afternoon iii front of a large been noticeable of Int** in tin* organ mercantile establishment ..lid a shoe Cation of the farmers' bureau which store. The silo** store is owned by J (he supervisors have „.*en asked to recognize, may nill in getting the residents of til** rural com iii tm I Aes to co-operate readily in die fair movement. Tile spirit of co-operation in all matters that affect their interests is expected to ald. a man who was recently acquitted by a jury of til** charge of assaulting a union picket. — - •---- Railroad Man is Shot in His Office Other Contests. Tile race for sheriff, district atter Hey and coroner must be fought out. it is fairly certain, in November, als. ; the contests for two judges, long term and one judge short terra. Nobody ts prelending to accurately pick the winners for these several; offices, that is. those who will qual* I if* for the November election. On any one of tile contests tiler** is a will** difference of opinion as to tin* bullies of those who will qualify. there w ill be hundreds of the pamphlets dealing with tile industry at hun*) for distribution. I. VV. VV. Threatens to Blow lTp Mine Sheriff and Army of Deputies Guard Ohio Properties. DYNAMITE IS USED TO CLOSE HUGE E Man Who Fired Shot Railroad President. Asked to Sec Then Fired. Wilson Walks Streets of Washington Gives Up Saturday Golf Game to Lay Abed Late. WASHINGTON. July IR President Wilson took a short walk through Hie business section of Hie city today and attended to some business at his bunk. His appearance following his recent slight nine** attracted much attention. He gave up his usual Saturday morning game of golf and remained in bed late. Apparently he had entirely recovered from his indigestion. He. planned to see no callers. NO PROTESTS AGAINST ASSESSMENTS RECEIVED Today Hie first week for Hie supervisors to sit as tile county board of equalization ended. Every morning ut in o'clock and every afternoon at J o'clock, the board has assembled to le ar protests from any person or corporation against his or its assessment, but no one has yet appeared, whereupon tile bourd adjourned to meet again as tin* board of supervisors and go on with tile routine business of the county. The same routine will be followed next week. after which if there are no protests against the assessment rolls will stand. BELLAIRE, Ohio. July IS. Sheriff John ll. Andrews and fifty depot!** were busy today guarding mining, properties on rumors that Industrial Workers of tilt* World tiad threatened to blow* them up. No arrests were made. Tile sherif] and his men made the rounds of the mines in motor cars. The opinion was expressed here today tUht Sheriff Anderson would have difficulty in following th** advice of Governor Cox and swearing in JOO deputies. Many citizens already have declared they will not serve if called. COLI Min a. Ohio, July IS. That the situation in Hie mine strike zone of Belmont county is not such as would justify tile sending of state troops to that vicinity was Hie substance of an official report made today by Gov ernor Cox, by Major Harold Bush, of Hie Ohio National guard Major Bush says the civil authorities ar* capable ut handling th** situation if they make use of proper legal re : sources, MCLAUGHLIN AND BUNDY WIN FIRST TENNIS ROUND LAKEVIEW RESORTS TO THIS MEANS TO PROTECT ITS OIL STORAGE. SEABRIGHT. N J July 18.— After a hard battle. .Maurice E. McLaughlin and Thomas C Bundy, national tennis doubles champions, won tile first set In the final round of the tournament for Hie selection of men for the Davis cup team, iiy defeating Karl II. Behr and T. It. Pell, middle states champions. Tile score was 12-10. McLaughlin and Bundy tool; th** second set, 7-5. (Special to The Californian.) MARICOPA. July IR. vus resorted to by the Lakeview No 2 Oil Company to close the huge Ms-1 sure made in til** .sumps and through I the property on section 12, 12-23, which allowed over 300.000 barrels of j oil to run away down the fiat aud lost fully $50,000 for Hie company on Thursday, at. which time tile fissure j first made its appearance. Dynamiters Allison & Berry, of1 Taft, were called into service on Eli j day, and late Friday afternoon put seven shots in tile ground below the bottom of tile crack In order that tin* upheave! fill the crevice One shot was put inside Hie last sump, where tile oil first started to run. Tile next was put inside tile sump levee, tile third was placed outside the second sump, the fourth just Inside the second sump levee, Hie fifth outside tile third sump, Hie sixth inside til** levee of the third sump, an I the seventh iii tile middle of the fi.-.-4-ure where it first euter*d Hi*- string of Humps. The result of the work w itll dynamite is not fully known as yet, but it has temporarily stopped Hie fissur* a I and prevented some oil from running! away to waste. Tile loss entailed by tile earth crack lias been estimated at close to $25,000 aud it is feared by some oil men that further damage will result to the other four sumps which contain over half a million barrels of oil that were not damaged by the final crack. ST LOUIS, July IS. Felix E. An-! ! dersoti. assistant to the president ol j j the St. Louis terminal railroad association, was shoi ii, his nth*-** t**da> | by a man w ho entered tile office aud demanded to see President McChes ney. Anderson was shot in Hie left j shoulder Tile wound it* not dan , gerous. j Anderson asked th** visitor ii is* bus I iness and refused to let him see Hie] i president. The man then drew a re volver and fired, atter which lie ran I out of the office and disappeared. On til** theory that th** would lie as-j saas I ti was a me miter of the Indus trial Workers of the World, the po j lice this afternoon raided the head Dy namite <'garters of tlH‘ 1 u’ VV.'s and arrested six men. All denied know ledge of! til** shooting WAS NOT GUILTY Of CHARGE CHARGED WITH KEEPING HOUSE OF ILL FAME J. J. DUEL'S TESTIMONY. Shriller and Klk Has Disappeared T wo Orders Asked to Aid of M. B Hare. Search MAN IN GRAY’ SOUGHT BY POLICE AS STARTER OE WAR ON THE DETECTIVES Fake Fortune Tellers Arrested in South LOS ANGELES, July IS. Mrs. Frail ce- Bels, fortune teller, with lier lins ] ness CHICAGO. July IS Search for the mysterious “man in gray" accused cf firing the first shot in the revolver battle in the Chicago vice dis-trict Thursday night in which one detective was killed and three others wounded. was prosecuted by the judice department today. That the battle was started bv a mob of levee habitues in an effort to kill some of Hie detectives of the Morales squad who have been raiding re sorts. was thought to be apparent from Hie evidence given yesterday iii the inquest over Stanley Burns, the detective who was killed. Detectives Merrill and Amort of the Morales squad who shot down Dirties and Detective Sloop, Blrnes’ jiartner. without knowing they were also policemen, declared that tile first shots came from tile crowd. Another witness said that IR or 20 shots were fired at Merrill and Amort before they began shooting. j liand, Jonh IL Pels, who. lying under • a bed, is said to have embodied what I Mrs. Pols told lier clients was the ("presence,” and a basketful of written questions and answers were In custody of the police here today, owing to a raid made on Pels’ residence. A misdemeanor charge is en- public duties SPOKANE, Wash., July is. Mein hers of the Shriller* and Elks lodge were appealed to today to aid in find-' ing a brother member, M. B. Hare, a mining mail of Spokane, w ho has been missing since June 22. Two days before he disappear**)! ii** took ills family to their summer home in Idaho, then lie returned here and since has not been senti. When iiis desk was opened a power; of attorney in favor of ills brother *-a-found and a railroad time table with certain California cities checked, a brother, Paul liar** telegraphed from San Francisco today that search in Hie towns marked on tile time table had been unavailing. Ii. S. Representative Donates Salary to Fund Wetherspoon Off Duty Draw Pay and Gives it Back. WASHINGTON, July IS. Believing that lie had received something to which be wa not entitled, Reprt tentative Wetherspoon of Mississippi has turned back into tile treasury department, $82.80. That sum represented Hie amount of ills salary for four days during which lie was away from Washington recently on private bu i The fact that Mr. Wetherspoo had returned the motley leaked out today, despite his desire to keep (in matter secret. Somewhere In the state books there is a law which says a member of con gross shall not draw pay for tilt* da* After taking less than half an hour ! for deliberation the jury in the case < til ('. Petrini, charged xx Itll maintaining a house of prostitution, rendered a verdict <d not guilty, Hie verdict being given about 12 25 o’clock today. The defense rented its case a few minutes before noon aud as neither the defense or the prosecution wished i to argue the case, Judge Flournoy gave ii is Instruction-, to th** jury. The prosecution closed its case yesterday I afternoon. This morning til** witnesses for Him! defense were placed on Hi** stand. 'They were mainly tradesmen aud i transfer men who had visited th*-'Sacramento Exchange on busbies-. They testified that they had never noticed anything to indicate that Hie place was infamous. They did uot stat** that th* y had never heard of the plate having a had reputation but claimed that they had never ecu anything themselves to corroborate ' tills. Duel's Testimony J. J Duel, who testified yesterday thai In* was a detective for th*- grand jury, wa* called to Hi** stand uguiti today by til** defense. Yesterday Duel testified concerning a conversation between Petrini and Judge Mahoj Judge Marion, hearing that a worn. it of ill repute was staying at the Kx change had Petrini rome before ll:hi and talked the matter over with Ii As a result of this conversation I trini had tile woman leave. Duel u*s titied yesterday that he bail been p c. cut at the time aud gave Ills version of tile conversation between Marl >i and Petrini. Judge Marion aud th ii stable Strobic Doth testified that Du *1 was not present ut tile meeting b * tw* en ti)** judge and the saloon ow ner. Today the defense called hon back to the stand ami forced him to admit that lie was not present, and , that ills statement to that effect was I in error. Duel then said that he had | been with bludge Marion immediately ] afterwards aud had learned from the I latter what had happened. The Jury. Th** jurymen were Frank Hue*>, Road building is active iii Kent county. The stat** highway Is bull*) tug both north and south of Bakers Held. To    Hi**    north    Hi**    work    has reach***! a point a mile north of Mc Farland.    Here Hie    road    lias    been plowed and rolled and cement mixing will begin next week. Carloads ofi crushed rocks are being received and unloaded. Additional teams and men ; have been    put    on to    push    the    work' rapidly. Tiler**    was a    slight    delay last week caused bv some workmen going on strike knit new ones were quickly secured and put to work. John I) Marsh, til** contractor for the first thirteen miles of the stat** highway south of Bakersfield, is in th** city and put Ills engineers on tile preliminary work on the extension of Union avenue yesterday. Ile has fourteen months to do the job but hopes to Complete it in ten. This is the first work south of Bakersfield to be started but ii** expects other operations to be under wav ii* September Mr. Marsh will establish an office in Bakersfield and will have about IOO men ut work at Ilia various construction I cam JU*. A switch for unloading inn 11* rial will lie put iii at once. County Laterals. I Til** county is doing its share of work on laterals and on other roads Ias well The main work ut this mo meiit is of course on til** Calient** Kernville road where Engineer Ever-ells plans, approved by the county I highway commission and ti)** super visors, sri* tieing carried bv til** contractors. Material ii at Caliente and larg work. ( The oil fields road [stat** highway system Is undertaking I improvements near Hie Arp Addition, f so that trait!** between the city and (the Kern River fields is obliged to go by til** roads through Ut** Alp Add! lion, and yesterday tit** supervisors J authorized ('hail man Jastro to have immediate emergency work done to put these roads iii shape for th** extra travel The Bakersfield-Glennville road is next of ti)** county's big laterals The supervisors are advertising for bids for Hie seven and three-fourths mile** of this route through the Kern River field from Oilcenter to Poso creek. At (Mb euler till - road will conner! with the road from Bakersfield to Oil* inter Beyond Hie oilfields Hie road to Glennville will be only graded, not macadamized PANAMA CANAL READY FOR COMMfcHCt JULY 31 NEW YORK, July 1^ According to Frederick Alcock, general manager of tile Pacific Steam Navigation Com puny, Hie Panama canal will in* ready for commercia! traffic on or before July 31. Mr Alcock, who returned yesterday from Colon, said that Gov ernor Guetftals A'oulU most likely in form Washington of this possibility within a few days. to ask a question but Hie general interrupted, saying: “Let Me Do it." “No, no. Don't do that. I want this to be one of those question and answer interviews and I ani going to do Doth the questioning and answering myself.” Huerta blew the smoke from bls cigarette toward Hie ceiling while some of the American correspondents were being told by an interpreter what they were expected not to do. Tim general then continued:    « "Yes, like men in Hie mad house do, I am going to ask my own questions and then answer them. You see I know the answers ” He then asked Ills ' Interviewers" to write down Hie first question as follows; The Reason Why. I "Why did I resign?" His reply, which he also Insisted should ire written down, was: “I resigned the presidency became I believed that, utter having arranged i international affairs, my duty was to give this last proof of my devotion to the sons of the republic. Also I was convinced Hint my    resignation would serve as a means    of conciliation between all til** sons    of the republic.*' The second self-asked question was; "Why are you leaving the country i w bile* you ar** still able to serve ber?" It was answered as follows; "My departure from Hie national terrible* has no other cause than to leave the new government an ample field for action. I also believe my continuance bete would give rise to conjecture-; arriving daily! *iiich would result    In prejudicing tho forces ar**    at    J proceedings of the    new government. I I declare to th*' world that Hie line of u part of the j conduct I have always followed had no other object than my heartiest desire for the pacification of the conn* fly.’' General Huerta dropped his cigarette and turned to leave, "But, General—-’* began oue correspondent. "No, not any more. No, I dont’ want to say anything about Hie United States.    I    am uot    talking.    I ani through.” Tile photographers pre+ent in chorus then requested the General to leave th** car so that they might take his picture. Tile old soldier smiled aud said ins picture had been printed so badly bv almost all and that tile world already    had such a    bud impression of him as to make him hesitate to give tile American photographers an opportunity of proving just how ugly he was. All Hie time. however. General Huerta was moving towurd the door. Wiien he reache*! the car door , De- began shaking hands and said . Invited to Dine. i "When I get to New York some day. I you shall all dine w ith me." Then as an afterthought, he said: "I will    pay if I have the    money. I if not.    I    shall not    hesitate    to bor- I row from you." fContinued oil Pave Seven ! Si lie is absent and not attending to Iii?, I George Hamilton, Robert < alw** The law . however has!NI<:k Rh hanger, (J. A. Callahan, i been generally regarded as a dead bd ter But not so with Mr. Wether spoon. tered against them. Tile floor under the lied revealed ap pliances for opening and sealing *mi velopes, and was littered with cards    CANOE    TITLE SAVED. bearing questions as to Hie future NEW YORK, July, Is* la*** Fried** which Mrs. Pel- undertook to answer representing Hie 1'iiited Stat**-- sui A talib* before lier intercepted her Vessfully defended the international callers' line of vision from lier lap.    sailing    canoe    title today    by defeating One of the questions was "how can    Ralph    Britton    of Canada,    by a margin I lead un honest life?"    |    ol    five    minutes. B. Sartiat, Leo Franco, G. A. Parker Gene Phlllippe, Frank Carter and J J. Johnson. It is probable that both Hie defense and Hie prosecution would have argued Hie case had there been more time, but owing to f • fact that today was Saturday ii would have been necessary to continue Mo* case until Monday, which neither aid* wished to do. GATUN LAKE FURNISHES AMPLE MER SUPPLY FOR USE OF PANAMA CANAL (than Hie draft of the biggest buttle- I shiji. At the end of Hie present rainy season Gut un laik** will lie 87 feet aboye WASHINGTON, July IS Resource* of Gatun lake, tin* wonderful a rf i Arial reservoir, which is Hie main de pendenc** of the Panama canal for    level,    aud    allowing    for    the    known w ater supply, have proved ample to I evaporation, leakage and seepage, this meet all possible demands after the would be ample for fw**nty-one pas-most Revere practical testa. Although | sages daily through the locks, using the amount of water which ran Into J them the lake during the last dry season, j ag* January to April inclusive—was I* ut than in any similar nertod for Un* last twenty two year#, being only til per cent of tin* normal collection, Hie lait** was maintained at Its projier elevation throughout that tier Iud The dry season afforded the first op portiinitie-< engineer, have had to de termitic iii** amount of evaporation from Hie surface of the lake at its full dejith. The figures showed there was still sufficient v\atei at the end of the dry season to have kept Hie lake level full length or fifty-eight lock-day when partial length is used, as would generally be the case. This is a largei number of lockages than would is* possible in a single day. Even in the grea< Sault St** Mane * anal th*- lockages last year averaged 41.7 w hill* tile Sue/, canal reported only twelve per day. Tin-, assurance of an ample waver supply to meet all jiossible contingencies, including the heavy durfts for power purposes affords great satisfaction to Panama canal engineers, e.spe-cinlly in view of doubts expresstyd iii level, which j foreign countries as to the successful at TD feet above si would have given 39 feet of water In I operation of the canal in the dry sea-Uulebra cut or about ten feet more son. ;

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