Issue 23 and Volume 38.

PANAMA CANAL TO BE LOCKED. By a vote of eight to five the board of consulting engineers has decided in favor of the lock plan as against the sea-level plan for the Panama canal. There are ten American engineers who regard a lock canal as the most feasible and practical. They are as follows: Stearns, who constructed the great water system of Boston; Randolph, chief engineer of the Illinois drainage canal; Ripley, who was chief engineer of the “Soo” canal; Noble, who designed the great improvements now being carried out by the Pennsylvania railroad, and Abbott, regarded by many as the most capable engineer in the United States army. These are members of the advisory board of consulting engineers. Then there are Generals Hains and Ernst, army engineers, with lifelong experience in the canalisation of rivers and great harbor improvement works; Harrod, who so successfully made levees to confine the…

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