First details of the four-million-dollar preliminary development of the Bronx river, which means a parkway fifteen and a half miles long, comprising an area of eleven hundred and thirty acres, extending from Bronx park in New York to the new reservation for the Kensico reservoir and connecting park lands with watershed properties that aggregate, exclusive of the Catskill project, nearly thirty thousand acres and represent an expenditure of over one hundred and thirty million dollars, have been given out by the Bronx Parkway Commission. The preliminary plans will accomplished by the most economical method the regulation and control of the large amount of water that flows down through the Bronx Valley at intervals, and the sanitary improvement of the river at nominal cost, but the provision of a final link to connect the great city parks and the network of macadamized country roads now being constructed in the borough of the Bronx, with the whole system of more than forty lakes and many miles of rivers, besides bridges and permanent engineering works which extend throughout the three hundred and sixty square miles of the Croton and Byram watersheds, is of the greatest significance.

The construction of a subway at a cost of between seven and ten million dollars is contemplated by the Capital City Railway Company of Washington, D. C., plans for the incorporation of which are being pushed. The subway will be thirteen feet wide and four miles long, similar to the Hudson tube from New York to Newark, N. J.

The government arranged to begin at Portland, Ore., last week, the examination of witnesses in support of its contention that the retail lumber dealers are maintaining a trust. Suit has been brought by the government in Minnesota for the dissolution of the retail associations, on the ground that they are illegal combinations in restraint of trade.

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September 21, 1912

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