Dispatches Mondny morning contaiued the intelligenee that President Augell had been appointed a inember of the oommission of inquiry for the proposed deep water canal between the G-reat Lakes and theAtlantio ocean. In other words our esteerned townsman is to exercise thought and stmdy over the greatest problem of the nineteeuth century, the successful issne of which would be a fitting crowning of a life's labor and usefulness. His confrères upon the com mittee are Lyman Cooley, of Illinois, and John E. Russell, of Massachusetts. The commission is the most important appointed by the present adminstration and a fitting zecognition of the president's ability in statecraft. His reputation as United States minister to China and as a mernber of the fisheries commission will be addedto in the work involved in the position tendered him in this case.