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II 2 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1912.
Ij . "Flashlight Photograph of the Irrigation Congress 'Grand Ball in Hotel Utalm
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I BIG IRRIGATION CONGRESS
BALL SCORES A SUCCESS
Event One of the Most Brilliant Ever Given in
Salt Lake City; Society Out
in Full Force.
IS ALT LAKE was host last evening; at
IB the gorgeous Irrigation congress
IB ball at the Hotel Utah. The ball
IB k J was ono of the most Impressive
H social eventa of the season and at
WBL the same time wus one of the most cn-
IkI Joyable affairs of Us kind ever given in
li Delegates to the National Irrigation
Hi congress from all parts of the United
mmi States and from foreign countries wore
IB guests of honor at the ball. Local offl-
D clal society assisted In the entertainment
In ' tnc distinguished guests of honor.
t0 The spacious ballroom wua comfortably
flj filled with dancers, who gracefully whlled
IB away the evening to the rhythmic meas-
D ures so beautifully played by the excellent
IB orchestra. Salt Lake's prettiest daugh
IB tcre, In beautiful and resplendent danc
IIP me frocks, wero prominent among the
Kg charming women In the maze of the
lift dance. The gowns were the last word In
MM fashion's latest offerings. They were of
IH a11 c0,ors of the rainbow and yet they
H blended well In the dashing picture fur
1 12 nlfihed by the dancers..
Iff Officers from Fort Douglas, members of
IB tne miliary staff of the governor, and
officers of the National Guard. In dress
H uniform, resplendent In gold lace, lent
Eft' a military aspect to the gay scene.
In Not all of the gucstB were dancers,
mml ' bia tnev Participated In the merriment
f?l oi tne occasion with spirit. There were
u many spectators, who watched with In
BB tercst the Jolly crowd of graceful dancers.
BB Many of the guests spent much of the
BB J ,e. 00 ll,c ,a'"ge mezzanine floor over
BB looking the beautiful lobbv of the mag-
Kl nlflcent hotel At all time's the balconies
BB werc wel1 fille(1 w,tn puests contemplat
BB e 4 busv scene in the lobby.
IB Official Reception.
Bli Coupled with the grand irrigation ball
BB WQR "e official reception given by th
BH state board of control of the National Ir-
mWlA r'gatlon congress to the officers and dolc-
Btll f.ate ttJ011 bfr consresH. Members of
H H1 et Jtah boal-d of control, who, with
III their wives, were in the receiving line.
Bli ,vore 9f;.,'e A Snou' chairman: Gov-
K' rnor William Spry. Mayor Samuel C.
Hi ark- r- H- Walker, O. IT. Hewlett
HI Doiiglas White. V. II. Shearman. .To
Ill l Pt.m ;C?l.IJ?0' 4?r- chard R. Lyman. J.
ID ? 2' hIteh 1,rD; Chrlstensen. Oscar
B I- Cox af Wesley King. Others In the
IB receiving line were the national officers.
IB the members of the local executive com-
R 1 'J0 f,"wcn of Irrigation and
BB maldH of honor.
IH An. "nlmated scene throughout the
III S,ve!?,n1fr centered about Mlsa Luclle M.
IB frahekc. Queen of Irrigation and Em
IB Crcls of Valleys, and her maids of
Ml honor, consisting of one charming daugb-
h ':"vu counties or the
IB icnTi,, W1, Ilcr ",,,lrl8 honor
IB .0, e U,clr offlrlnl robes of state in which
IB ey appeared In the gorgeous pageant of
n Monday evening.
IIP Many vlsltpd the beautifully decorated
)M Prill, where delicious punch was served.
Hit: I ri, larsre crJWd alternated between the
Hlr( bal' room and hospitable grill during
mKjh, tbe evening.
IIt Xhe Bursts at the ball Included practl-
le vnly tI,p- entire official family of the state
f 'u many distinguished visitors from vh-
Iff1 Notable Zion Guests.
Hi 'Vo,tfb,e among the many guests were
UVm- jne following Salt Lakers: Colonel J, A.
i irons. Colonel and Mrs. F. G, PerkinF.
mWm ' ' Captain Foreman, Captain M earns, Cap-
Hit ' l,aln G, W. England. Lieutenant and
HI Jrs- ' M- Xc,lc' nnd Lieutenant hnd
i Mrs" J'rf1" Bowon from thu pout; Mr.
I , Mru. David Keith, Mr. and Mrs. !
mmm ' IL rovle. Mr and Mrs. Samuel A.
I ' King. Mr. and Mr?. Luclen L. Rav, Mr.
, and Mrs L. B. McComlck, Mr. and Mrs,
HK Lrnest Bamberger, Dr. and Mrs. C. S.
if , Bahlvln. Mrs F R, Robinson, Dr and j
Mrs. L. W. Snow, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Poarsall, Mr. and
Mrs. John Dern. Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Charles Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George 13.
Keyser, Colonel ID. A. Wedgwood and
MIsk Wedgwood, Mr. and Mrs. IL R. Ly
man, W. N. Williams and Miss Williams,
Mrs. Sidney A. Cloman, Mr. and Mrs.
George Read. Mr. and Mra Hebcr M.
Wells. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Fcrrv, Mr.
and Mrs. John Weir, Senator Reed Smoot
and Senator George Sutherland, Dr. and
Mrs. F. F. Stauffer, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Benton. Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Catrow, Mr. and Mrs.
M. II. Sowles, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Pypcr. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rooklldge.
Mrs. Ida Atherton, W, W. Trimmer. Wes
ley T3. King, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Clark.
Mrs. Windsor D. Rice. Mrs. Richard A.
Keyes, Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Wilcox, Dr.
E. A. Tripp, Mr. Butterlicld, Fredrick
Perkins, M. H. Krlebel. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Will Browne. I
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Fenton. Mr. and Mrs.
Warren C. Boguc. Mr. and Mrs. D. D.
Houlz, Mr. and Mrs, Russell Schuldor.
Mr. and Mrs. XV. F. Lake and Mr. and
Mrs. S, A. P, Macqulsten.
Among the out-of-town visitors present
wero Governor Tasker L. Oddlo of Ne
vada, Senator Francis G. Newlands,
WaHhlngton, D. C: L, Newman. Great
Falls, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Lack of Ari
zona. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Faulknau of
Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Trueman G, Pal
mer of Washington and Chicago, George
Taylor of Provo, Miss Minnie Klesel of
Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bristol of
Ogden, Mr, and MrH. F. A. Wann of
Los Angeles, M. IT, Nutt of Los Angeles
and Mr. and Mrs. Cowle of Los Angeles.
The newly-elected president of the
twenty-first international congress, Major
Richard W. Young, and the officers and
members of the various prominent com
mittees also were present.
The girls of the younger social sot of
the city were represented In large num
bers. Amonjr them were the Misses Mary
and Cary Marshall, Carrie Sapplncton.
Mary Sapplngton, Hazel Sapplngton,
Eleanor Stewart, Marguerite Stowart,
Eliza Dey, Rnmola King. Jane Knowlten,
Denlsc Karrlck, Edith Shearman. Evelyn
Movie and Gwendolyn Tripp.
Many elaborate gowns were seen o'n
the door, although many of the out-or-town
guests were also In semi-evening
toilettes. Among the gowns seen In the
receiving line were 3ome very handsome
evening dresses. Mrs. William Spry wore
a beautiful dress of stone blue satin with
an overdress of lace of the same shado
and trimmings or crystal beaded lace.
Mrs. Samuel C. Park was dri-aspd I
gown of apricot colored satin, with an
overdress of black chantllly lace.
Mrs. George A. Snow, was dressed In
an lninorted gown of white sutln with a
beaded net overdress, with touches of
color In the trimming Mrs. Richard W.
ionng wore a sown of hoavv white satin
with an overdress of net In blue and
pink shade, with trimmings of gold lace
and bpancles. Mrs. Arthur Hooker wore
a beautiful danclmr gown of pale blue
charmcuHe atln with a drape of crystal
beaded chiffon and trimmings of the
Mrs. William IT. Cunningham was
dressed In a white natin gown with an
overdresH of pale groen channelise satin,
caught with a large pink rose. Mrs. Tru
man O. Palmer of Washington. D C-,
and Chicago, wore an Imported own
made with a tunic of rose net embrold-'
ered In cut steel and coral nnd Hllver over
a drees of green chiffon. Mrs. Victor
Laulkenau of Chicago was dressed In a
handsome black lace gown over while
chiffon, with trimmings of real lace.
Mrs. F. S. Lack of Arizona was dressed
In an Imported gown of pink maniulsttc
ove pink sutln, with pearl trimmings.
(Continued from Pago One.)
must really be settled by the same
answer, namely, whether 1ho national
forests shall be parceled out to In
dividuals and corporations, and forest
conservation as a publio policy bo
Must Use Caution.
The first national Interest In these
lands Is that of the continuances of
timber production. One-fifth of the
remaining timber of the country Is
on tho national forests. It Is Impera
tive, to the whole nation that these
areas be handled with care and econ
omy and their productiveness In
creased. The second great national
Interest In the forests centers in their
protection of navigable rivers and In
terstate waters by preservation of
watersheds Fully 00 per cent of the
area of the national forests is on
watersheds of these two classes. In
1911 congress appropriated ?1 1,000,000
to acquire by purchase forest lands
to protect navigation of the Important
streams rising In the eastern moun
tains. The states In-olved in this
step frankly admitted that they could
not solve the problem. So It Is with
many other phases of the forestry
policy. The forest interests are so
mutual and Intermingled between tho
states that it Is practically impossible
for the Individual states to administer
the necessary policy.
Another practical consideration,
which Is really conclusive, Is that the
protection, administration and Im
provement of the national forests in
volves a financial burden which tho
states could not carry. Sudden shifts
or changes In policy or methods of
administration would be fatal to tho
development and uso of tho public
forests. The greater number of peo
ple concerned In an enterprise the
moro conservatively It will be han
dled. I believe that the people as a whole
tlll realize their fundamental Inter
ests In the national forests, and have
not changed their conviction that
public control of these resources Is
necessary. The question becomes,
then, what governmental agency Is
beet equipped to exercise this control
for them? I believe that there can
be but one answer to this question.
For the strongest, most stable and
most effective administration of the.su
resources tho people must look to the
Use for Canal Tools.
Victor Falkonau. talking before the
morning session, advocated tho transfer
of all machinery now In uso at tlw:
Panama canal to the Mississippi river
upon completion or the canal, to dredge
and Improve that great waterway. He
declared that the machinery could be
used al30 In the building of s;reat recla
mation projects as well and could be
kept In use for many years carrying
on the reclamation policy of the national
Mr. Falkonau spared no words ln his
praise of Salt Lake City for Ms enter
tainment of the irrigation congress, de
claring that never before had that or
ganization been the recipient, of such
royal hospitality, "This mooting will re
main always In the memories of attend
ing delegates as a red letter day."' he
Greeting From Teddy," J
Prior to his .nddress, Mr. Falkenau
read a telegram from Theodore Roose
velt, In which the Bull Moose chief paid
his respects to the congress. The tele
Oyster Bay, N. Y-. October 2, 1912.
Hon. Victor Falkenau, Hotel Utah
Salt Lake City. Utah
Through you I wl i to congratu
late tho Irrigation congress on Its
work. I most earnestly bellcvo that
we aro as yet only on the threshold
of accomplishing through Irrigation
all that can be accomplished ln this
country. I feel that It Is necessary
for the nation to undertake. In com
prehensive form and as part of a
well-constructed general scheme, the
work of utilizing our waters, treat
ing ln connection with one another
the irrigation of tho arid lands and
semi-arid lands, drajnage of the
swamp lands, the utilization of water
power ln behalf of the public at large,
tho protection of our people from
floods and the storage of "flood wa
ters so as to make the rivers navi
gable hlhgways at all seasons. More
over, the conservation of our for
ests on the drainage slopes of the
head waters must nationally be con
sidered. In connection both with tho
preservation of water for Irrigation
purposes and with the prevention of
floods. Ono of tho measures of my
administration of which T am proud
est was the establishment of the rec
lamation service, and I trust that the
field of usefulness for its service will
be steadily and greatly widened.
Apropos of the controversy between the
various water users' associations and the
agents of the government reclamation
service concerning the regulation of pay
ments bv water users under reclamation
projects," President Newlands took occa
sion vcslerday morning to explain the
exact" status of these regulations. He
urged tolerance on the part of the set
tlers upon tho reclamation projocts -with
the conditions that have arisen. He
warned tho congress particularly against
any semblance of repudiation of the sums
duo the government from the settlers, If
they desire to preserve the Integrity
of the promlso made by the men who
urged and secured the passage of the
President Newlands made his statement
following a discussion of the increased
cost por acre of lands under government
projects over tho estimated cost when
the settlers first took up their lands. He
said that when the men of the west were
first urging tho reclamation act upon con
gress the chargo was made that within
a few ycarB the settlers would a.ttompt to
relieve themselves of the debt due the
government for the building of projets
and that repudiation of this debt might
"We met this charge,'" said President
Newlands, "with the statement that the
nation would not lose Itf capitalization
ln these projects, as the fund always
would remain In the hands of the ad
ministration. Through a mistaken pol
icy, prompted by generosity, and which
I for one strenuously opposed at the time,
the government allowed settlers to take
up land under the projects before the
construction work was completed, and
this has inflicted an unlooked-for hard
ship upon tho settlers. Hardships arc be
ing suffered. I know, but these troubles
would not make a. drop In the bucket when
compared with the hardships endured by
the men who first marched Into the west
with a rifle In one hand and a hoc In
the other. I bespeak for the reclamation
service' the tolerant consideration of the
ettlers, assuring them that Justice will
ultimately prevail "
Don Bark of Tdaho, Irrigation expert for
the national government, delivered an
Interesting addrcfH on the "Duty of
Water In Idaho." Me pointed out many
ways of forcing available water supply
to perform Us maximum service.
Professor L, A. Merrill, formerly di
rector of the Agricultural college exten
sion division In Utah, followed with an
address on "Stock Raising and Dairying
In the Irrigation Region." He empha
sized the Importance of the dairy Indus
try as ji supplemental Industry to agri
culture. Pleads for Good Roads.
Dr. W. E. Carrlson, president of the
New Mexico Agricultural college, read ex
tracts from a speech on good roads. Ow
ing to the lateness of the hour ho de
clined to glvu his entire address, reserv
ing the body of It for Inclusion In the
records of the congress. He said that
good roads arc vital .to future develop
ment of the nation. New York city, for
Instance, cannot afford to have bad
roads In Utah, for that means that Utah
apples and peaches cont more on the New
York market The question Is never u
local one. he pointed out, bad roads ln
nny state which exchanges Its products
with other states having an 111 effect on
the latter states through the Increase ln
the cost of those products when laid ln
the ultimate market.
The' morning session' concluded with
ten-minute addresses by H. B. Walker
of Kansas. A. McPherson of New Mexico
and H. S. Lea of South Dakota on
"Pumping for Irrigation."
The afternoon session was given over
almost entirely to the reports of the com
mittee on resolutions and permanent or
ganization and the discussion and rati
fication of tho reports,
In presenting the report of the resolu
tions committee Chairman Richard F.
Burgcs said that It had been found ad
vlsablo to concentrate tho many resolu
tions Introduced by delegates Into a com
prehensive presentation of the acceptable
Ideas therein contained, to be taken as
a declaration of principles on the part
of the congress. The report was read
and after brief discussion was adopted
unanimously with much enthusiasm.
Oscar L, Cox of Utah Introduced a sup
plementary resolution to the effect that
the congress go on record as opposed to
any attempt at repudiation by any water
users of the debt3 devolving upon them
under tho reclamation act. The resolu
tion called forth a storm of Indignant
protest. Delegate Smith of -Arizona,
president of the National Federation of
Wator Users association, recently or
ganized in Salt Lake, Jumped to his feet
and denounced the measure as a reflec
tion upon tho water users.
"There has never been any talk by
the water users that even hinted at
repudiation," he declared. "To Include
such a resolution In our deliberations
would convey to the national government
tho Impression that this organization has
discussed so dastardly a topic as repudia
tion. It Is a serious reflection upon the
water jsers." 0
Other delegates denounced the resolu
tion and It was tabled by President New
lands, who ruled It out of order.
Inasmuch as the declaration of prin
ciples offered by the resolutions commit
tee touched but briefly on the Newlands
river regulation bill, Major R. W. Young
Introduced a resolution emphasizing the
congress's indorsement of the measure.
It was adopted as follows.
Whereas, Our distinguished presi
dent, Senator Francis G. Newlands.
has 'Introduced Into the congress of
tho United States a bill known as sen
ate bill No. 122. for the creation of a
board of river regulation and to pro
vide a fund for the regulation and
control of the flow In aid of Inter
state commerce and as a means for
that end to provide for flood preven
tion and protection and for the bene
ficial use of flood watorn and for
water storage and for the protection
of water sheds from denudation and
erosion and from forest fires and
for the co-operation of government
services and bureaus with each other
and with states, municipalities and
other local agencies; now, therefore,
Resolved. That It is (ho sense of
this, the Twentieth International Ir
rigation congress, that each and
every delegate thereof shall exert his
Influence with state executives and
legislatures and with the mayors and
governing bodies of municipalities and
with chambers of commerce to the
end that their Influence, in turn,
shall bo used with the president and
with tho members of the United
States senate and house of represen
tatives for the passage forthwith of
the aforesaid "Newlands river regula
No mention of tho proposed merger of
the congress with other public bodies was
contained In the report of the resolutions
committee, and no further attempt to
agitate thu question was made.
The report of the commltteo on perma
nent organization. In addition to the slate
for national officers and the selection of
the next meeting placo. suggested several
Important changos In the methods of pro
cedure. These were adopted, as follows:
Wo recommend that the Incoming
hoard of governors appoint a special
committee to revise and condense tho
constitution nnd rules of the con
gress, and present such revision to
tho next annual session of the con
gress. We recommend that the board of
(Continued on Pago Four.) t
AVIATOR FitS WW
FEET TDHIS DEATH
Charles F. Walsh, Pupil of
Beachey, Does Fancy Stunts
Far Above the Earth.
TRENTON, N. .T., Oct. 3. With
many porsons watching1 him at tho in
terstate fair grounds this afternoon,
Charles F. Wnlsh, while making a
spiral descent in a biplane, fell to in
stant dentil about a quarter of a mile
outside the fair grounds. Practically
every bone in his bod was broken,
and his face and hody were badly cut.
He had fallen 2000 i'ect.
"Walsh had beou giving exhibitions at
tho fair all week, and this year for
the first time was doing fancy stunts
in the air with his machine. Ho was
probably 5000 feet high when he be
gau his descent. He was making tho
spiral descent with the front of tho
machine pointed almost downward when
the upper piano seemed to boccomo
loose. Walsh could be plainly seen
struggling to regain his balance, but
without avail, The machine then mado
a rapid doscent, and the spectators
roalised that Walsh had lost control of
the machine- and that death was im
minent. Walsh was 25" 3'oars old and a native
of San Diogo. Cal. His wife and two
children are visiting at TIammondsport,
N. YM whoro they intended remaining
while he was flving in the east.
Walsh Icarnod lo fly with Lincoln
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 3. Governor
Woodrow Wilson, in addressing tho Na
tional Conservation congress here to
day, preached a doctrine of conserva
tion of human life in lieu of an ex
pected discourse on tho conservation of
"Tho more widely wo view tho field
of obligation." he said, "tho more
clearly it will appear that our duty is
only dono in respect of the laying of
the foundations where wc have con
served the natural resources of Amer
ica, for tliesc natural resources are of
no consequence unless there is a free
and virilo peoplo to use thorn."
The governor expressed his "pro
found sympathy with the whole work'
of tho National Conservation congress
and his particular sympathy with that
pari which affects tho conservation of
the vital energy of the people of the
The presidential nominee said that
only now the United States was put
tine the finishing touches to its government.
Broker Dow Arrested.
BOSTON, Oct. r;. Stephen R. Dow,
head of Stephen II. Dow & Co., brokers,
which failed n few days ago, was ar
rested today on a warrant charging him
with the larceny of 5100,000 from the
Franklin Mining company.
'FOME KILLED A
FIVE BADLY IM
Automobile Stalls on Cros
at Wilkinsburg-, a Subu
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Oct. 3 Four pj
were killed and live injured, two pri
fatally, late today when a fast trt
the Pennsylvania railroad struck a
tomoblle at a grade crossing at
burg, a suburb. The dead arc:
The Rev. XV. Ij, Nicholson, paslo'i;
merdlng First Presbyterian churcl
5-year-old son Charles, John E. Bee
Mrs. Sara Sarverla, aged 17. i
Tho first three victims were ocov
of the machine. Mrs. Sarvcrla,5
ever, was struck by tho flying autoi
while standing on the station phv
All the Injured, except Mrs, Bta
occupant of the automobile, were w
for a train. Beck, driving the ma
was signaled at the railroad croiiM
stop, but was unable to do so befoj
front wheels ran on the track an
machine stalled. Bfforte of snflQ
to pull tho automobile clear of thi
(rushing train were futile. Bock at
and had opened the side door of tr
i tomoblle so that his wife, the Hov
Nicholson and the minister's boik
escape, when the tragody occurred...
DEADLY PLOT M
( Contlnu o d From Pago One.);
day. as Mrs. Abbott was 2000 feet J
air or higher, she attempted to cut.
her parachute. She was aswunaj
find that the scissors used for the pu
were wired together, and she waJB
to open them only after she had put,
extraordlnary effort and had renv
In the air for more than half an lie
The balloonists have a suspicion
tho identity of the conspirators bu
one of thein said last night, ve.
hang It onto 'em." All of them arft
much stirred over the series of myi
ous mishaps which have befallen .
and their apparatus, and they promi
make It exceedingly hot for tho pi
If hcv aro found out. ;
For GKATES Cm
Yon Can't Beal.
Hold Fire So jLo!
W. J. Wolstenholme, Manager
Arthur McFnrlauc, Socrotary!
King, Hiawatha, Black Hawk
Wasatch 710. 73 So. Ma