SpbiïJGFIELD, Hls., April L5.- A jointsession oL the senate aad house committees oq canals and riversvas hel i yester day to listen to remarks by a number ol geutlemen interested in the proposed Chicago drainage canal. Bepresentative Whitehead, of Cook, though the enterprise was costing too much money. Senator Bell, of Peoría, argued against the repeal of the bill authorizin the work. Senator Allen spoke in favor of repeal, wliile Judga Garnsey, of Joliet, and ex Consjressmau Cullen, of Ottawa, favoruc letting the blll stand. A. J. Ward, a civil engineer of Marseilles, also opposec repeal. The matter was postponed to the next meeting of the committee.