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iOLLXXXVI., NO- -107- SALT LAKE CITY, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1913. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. H
HOT IU
ARE ARRESTED
FOR RIOTING
Ailitant Suffragclf&s in Lon
don Resume the Breaking;
1 of Windows and Much
, Damage Is Done.
Shopkeepers try to
ii i PROTECT THEMSELVES
'olice and Suffragists Clash
; and a Number of the Of-
fenders Arc Rushed j
I to Jail.
O.VDON, -Ian. 2S. As a protest
aniii&t. the withdrawal of the
i fraiiclii-o bill by the govern
niont, fho suffragists resumed
icir militant tactics tonight. Wliilo
; deputation, whifh the chancellor of
iC exchequer, David Lloyd-George,
id refused to see until tomorrow
ornmji, was trinr to force it3 way
to .parliament against an overwhelm
g "force of police and the members
ore boing placed wndor arrest for re
sting the ofiifer.". other bands of wom
i wont through "While Hall." brcak-'
g windows of Hie government offices
'through Coclispur plrcet, where tho
cnt plate glass windows in the os
iblislimcnts of shipping companies
ible?aly were 5m:ishcd. t
Jjriie vomnn" also visited Oxford, Tie
int niul other streets in the shopping
strict, whero similar damage was
inc. Later, mail boxes were attacked,
iiairlitk'S of liquid being poured, into
icoi.
jjp the oiil ing suburbs, too. the suf
agist' look steps to bring tho e:fnso
iforc the public by damaging prop
ly,
iTwcnt one women were arrested in
to v eiiulv of the parliamont build
but wore allowed out on bail ai'tor
ic liou'o tosp. Most, of the police
tions had one or more prisoners
(urged uith destroying property.
hite Hall Demonstration.
jsTho demonstration in Whito Hall was
rt as large as some of those previously
Ejd. tlin force of police and a drench
E rn'n militating against any great
Irnout The wildest excitement prc
Uled, bowcor, and besides 'protect
k proporty and arresting women en
feed in window smashing or who ro
ped to move on when ordered, the
ice bad the greatest difficulty in
jjblcctiUK tho women i'rom an unruly
fewd of voutha who gathered and
ptlcd cver" woman wearing the sal'-
Hu fcvernl eafces the women were
Pgbly bandied. An nttompt to duck
rfr of ll,cm ' He fountain in Tra-
.WtT 2Clllavo was frustrated by a po
'fiWfr. poss ''llicl, bad to ride through
t Ice entire deputation of twenty-one
iW "bo attemplod to make llioir
nt c 0,lno ol-' commons to in
iilftl91'' Chancellor Lloyd-George, was
TjB?lc- '-The prisoners included
js"0'1'' M,'s- Urumw"l nud Sylvia
iimL 1vl, i"hofl in front. Bc
r,'E !arinK 0n lnc'r mission, tho del
listened to addresses by Mth.
JtgfUi:'e Pnlb""t and other load-
,lBilwcy) h Answer.
'tfymt' Pank"rBt said that; tho with
ntSBt! f tbe frf,I3libi8n bill, inclnd
flOMili 8poakoT8 "as Plot
il5nm50d 0n lon aB Promior As-
fiuK1110 ansr to this treachoTV," Pho
ySBfrc.a' militancy."
LWIviB PankhnrHt declared their in
JM11 WQ9 to hold the apeakpr in tho
11B!and lcaVo Mr' Asflllitb on tbo
'SfKS nnd, Witb th'5 ihn deputation
lr'Rf H police KaV0 l,'om OECOrt;
''"JliK M tie untrani:n parliament,
flrfHan insPcotor informed them that
$VM nC ll0r 0f tho exobequer vould
rlt0 fieo tbem "ntil "'orning.
'iMP', mn,0nfl retorted: '"Phis ia
iJKW. If you a0 not lot us in
Jt 4 be troub1'-'-"
Mfcn tb n,emb?rs of the dopu
)P!iwt W ihcmEolvea nt tho polieo
itt(iW. Sil roV acroea tho entrance.
lJMt,8crambl followed in which Mrs.
-ma ami another woman wore
'$Wvn or cI1 t0 ground.
fK T gaV ho womcn 5evcral
'JHnL. ,wilhara,r 1uUy, but a-n
P Sympathy Shownj I
?m,CTZd ahoxyccl VM sympathy
AfjKtU rBRoUos- whon' tbev tried
niiKlL i ,thc policc- 'rb'1
authori-
cllti hn'1i:Jfiirf,l00,i' conlemplate ar
'S5Krl i hrfle.r5,Tor '"'ting thrtr
ft.EgjWliiiri.t, who often
MTOtntlnucd on 3?ng0 Elg5
LOBSTER ALIENATED
IFE,EJECS
Also Wine and Beer,- Says
Husband, in Suit for
$10,000 Damages.
YOUNG LADY WITNESS
Forest Dale Man Wooed
While Husband Toiled at
Night, Is Testimony.
Believing that be was supplanted in
the affections of his wifo by reason
of a lobster and a crab and a bottle
of bcor and a bottle of wine, George
Koed wants $10,000 from Alfred Jon
sen, who, asserts Reed, insinuatingly
introduced first tho lobster and tho
crab and the bottle of beer and then
adroitly introduced himself into 213.
.Reed's life and incidentally into his
own.
It was all hrought out at the trial
of tho case in tho department of the
district court over which -Judge C.
W. Morse presides, when, at yesterday's
testimony-taking, Miss Jessie Young
told of the things she had hoard and
tho things she had seen at tho Kecd
home. These things happened, ot
course, when TJecd ttos absent, it be
ing his misfortune to bo employed at
night.
Lived at Rceil Home.
Miss Voting lived at tho Kecd homo,
according to her testimony. That
homo is on one sido of Hbnington
avenue in Forest Dale. The borne
of Jeueen is on, the other side, diroctly
opposite. 3t was the testimony of
Miss Young that Jensen lavished pres
ents upou Mrs. Rood nnd that he es
corted her to the theater and to par
ties, and that after such pleasant even
ings it was hia custom to return to
the Kccd homo for a midnight lunch.
And in that luueh brought by Jonsen
and including tbo things enumerated,
lay the foundations of the alleged for
get fulness on the part of Mrs. Kccd
of her marital pledges, in the iow of
tho witness.
Mi'm Young look it that .lenaen 'a
courtship was ardent and persistent,
and that ho devoted time to tho pur
suit of Mrs. Reed's love almost evory
day. Sometimes, according to Miss
Yotiug, Mrs. Reed would rociprocato
hv crossing the street to tho Jensen
house.
Theater Also Blame'd.
Jensen, who is a widower, said Miss
Young, sometimes brought bis children
to tho .Reed home and asked Miss
Voting to look after them while be
and .Mrs. Reed went to a thcator. Tims
Miss Vouug was in a position of van
tage ho far as taking obsor-ations waa
Concerned.
Describing the occurrences that- fol
lowed tho return of Jensen and Mrs.
Reed from the thcator one night. Miss
Vouug said that after the customary
luueh of delicacies, .Jenscu departed,
thence for biu own homo. A i'ow mo
ments later, said Miss Young, Mrs.
Reed, clad in night gown and, kimono,
with a cloak for cover, frtolo out of tho
house after she had protended to go
to bed.
"I lifted up tbo blind,7' said Ml&s
Youiig. "and. saw her go into Alf Jon
sou jb honoo across the streot."
"When did tilw como back?"
"I don't know. T foil asleep waiting
for her. and when I woke up alio wao
ju bod with nic und hi) was morning. "
Called "a Rich Guy."
Mips Young, in reapouso to a ques
tion aB to whether or-not tho had ever
hoard. Mrs. Rood apply endearing torms
to Jonsen, said thai: ho had, hoard Jon
kou spoken of ly Mr. Reed an a "dear
man' "a, rich, guy'5 ajjd. a "good
follow.'-'
Mrs. Rccd Bomotinics baked pica and
cakos and prepared, other good things
and took Khem. to tho Jennen homo,
raid Mins Young, and. sometime alio
In-oughl from tho Jensen honso wino
and beer. Among tho presents be
stowed upon Mrs. ttccd by Jensen, said
MIrs Young, were a new dros-j a.nd a
gorgoouB kimono.
Ihiring tho examination of Jurorc at
the opening of tho trial counsel, for
Reed ankod. a juror if ho would be will
ing to nward a man dumagea in. caoe
it wore proved that another man bad
stolen his wife's nffection. Tho juror
replied: "That would doppnd entirely
on the wife.'1 He was not dismissed.
Tho TCeeds were married in .1007. and
Mrs. Iiecd left hor husband February 10,
1012,. according to tho complaiut. Tho
acts complained of by Hood aro said to
have occurred during the month of De
cember. lfll, and January and Febru
ary, 10 li.
Mrs. Rccd3 side of the case and
that of Jcnaca are yot to bo heard.
BIG SENSATION
IS PROMISED IN
SICKLES CASE
Son of the Old Warrior
Talks Freely of Expos
ures That May Soon
Be Made.
ATTACHES BLAME TO
MISS WILMERDING
He Also Publishes 'Corre
spondence Between Father
and Prominent Washing
ton Society Woman.
By International ews Service.
N.BW YORK, .Ian. 2S. "Ia defense
of my honor and that .of my
maligned mother." Stanton
Sickles today Tcsumcd the bom
bardment upon his warrior father,
which was interrupted following a
reconciliation effected six weeks ago. He
said':
T am informed that money
subscriptions led by Governor
Sulaer with $100 and by tho widow
of General LongstTcel are already
pouring in upon my father. Well,
Mrs. Longstreet has reaBon to be
gmtefnl to father. Father se
cured her hov present appoint
ment as postmistress of tho town
of Gainesville. Ga. Mrs. T-.ong-strcct,
you know, Is a very young
woman. She was Goneral Img- j
street's second wife, and knows
nothing of the struggles and pri
vations of war times, of which she j
spenks bo feelingly.
Those who aro contributing
money should be informed that tho
money is goiug, not to General
Sickles, but to his housekeeper,
Mies Wilmcxdiug, the woman who
jb to blame, with ouo othor, for tho
present deplorable situation. Miss
Wilmerding, I am informed, has
grown wealthy through association
with father.
Blames Society Woman.
Mira "Wilmcrding aud the promin
ent Kow York socioty woman whom
my father know intimately for
cightocn years have practically
bankrupted my father and broken
up big homo. They, too, have dissi
pated my inheritance and that of
my sister, Mra. Dayrell Crackon
thorpo. But I am collecting ovi
donee against them, and shortly I
shall begin action agninat them in
tho courts.
Ab he made this statement the young
man was striding up Fifth ayenuo ac
companied by a reporter of tho Inter
national News Service- Arriving at
Thirty-sixth atrcot, tho young man
jfau&ed and pointed to a. brownstone
mansion a few doors down, the streot to
tho west.
"It is there that she lives, this so
cioty woman upon whom my futhor has
lavished' my inheritance," ho exclaimed.
"She is In deadly fear wf exposure.
Only thrco days ago she sant an emis
sary to my lawyer to learn my inten
tions regarding her. This emissary aald
that tho woman; was panio.-atrickon. At
the opura hor friends remark upon tho
sudden inroads which age is making in
hor. Hor husband, iu deadly fear of
momentary oxposuro, has foresworn his
clubs. Ho knows, and ho foara that
everyono knowe. And everyone shall
know. Whou we get to my safety de
posit van It T ahnll give you a copy o a
lottor written by my father to this
woman after T had hrokon off the liai
son with tho woman of whom I speak."
Iu a vault bouoath tho counting
- chamber of a Fifth avenuo hank Stan
I toil Sickles has a box crammed high
vith tho old family papers of all de
scriptions, momontos, rare jowolry,
etc, From an onvelopo marked "pri
vato lottcrs," tho eon of tho nged hero
of Gettysburg drew out a closely wrifc
! ton crostod double sheet; of note paper
in tho handwriting of hia father and
paeed it to the reporter with tho ex
planation that it was written after ho
(Stauton) had exposed and broken off
tho liaiton.
To "Darling Blanche."
The letter war. addressed' to " Darling
Blaucho" (tho general's Pt namo for
tho socioty woman), and read aa fol
lows; You wondor T foci it strange that
I continue writing to 3011 receiv-
ing no word or lino from 3'ou. Yes.
it is unliko me, for you knov I
am a proud man but 'I can't holp
it I can't holp it I can't givo
you up. 1 can't bolteve your na-
r.Uro bar, sy changed that you aro
so different from the woman T '
have loved for po many years and I
thought I know to well. Am I
deceived? Can it be true I havo :
(Continued ou Prro Two.). j
WIDELY DIFFER
AS TO FILIPINO
INDEPENDENCE
Representative Jones of Vir
ginia Speaks Mind Regard
ing American Admini
stration of Islands.
HOUSE IS DIVIDED
UPON THE QUESTION
It Is Charged That People
of Philippines Are Living
Under Dominance That
Comprises Oligarchy.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2S. Division
that exists vllriin Democratic
ninks o-cr ?rrantlnfr Independ
ence to tho Philippines vas em
phasized In the house today
when American administration In tho
Inland was made the subject of a cc
'cro nttaok by Representative "W. A.
Tone? of Virginia, chairman of the house
committee on Insular aifalrs.
Representative ,lorics'3 stiKpcstlons for
Philippine Independence, which have been
considered favorably by President-elect
Wilson, were opposed by Representative
Sherlcy (Dom.) of Kentucky, while criti
cism of President Taft and Governor
General Cameron Forben brought a shnrp
reply from RoprosentatI-e Murray (Dom.)
of MasBoclrunotlB.
Tho opcech of 7Sr. Jones was both a
demand for Independence and a sovoro
arraignment of American administration
In the islands.
Representative Murray charged him
with "having slandered Cameron Forbes"
and "defamed President Taft." Mr.
,Toncs dcnlod these charges, but Insisted
that tho administration of the Islands
had violated at leant the spirit of the
lawn governing the Philippines.
Tho dispute brought out tho fact that
an Investigation of Philippine affairs re
cently had been discussed by tho house
committee on insular affRlrs, but no ac
tion taken.
Representative Murray, a member of
the committee, declared that had ho
known Chairman .Tones intended to
"charge Govornor Forbes with being a
grafter." ho would havo Insisted on hav
ing Go-ornor Forhea brought before the
committee, where ho could reply to the
attacks.
Denies Accusation.
i '1 havo not charged Governor Forbe3
with being a grafter." retorted Mr. Jones.
'Tou have been unutterably unjust to
him In tho speech you have mado." said
Mr. Murray.
Mr. Murraj- further declared that
many members of tho Insular commjtloo
"wero wondering If It In wlsn to commit
J ourselves and tho party" to support of
the Jones bill which would give the Fill-
I pluon independence in eiglit ycara. 71o
I doolarod tho United States should not
withdraw from tho Philippines until It
hnd mado treaties of neutrality with
I other nations, so Japnn could not seize
j the Inlands.
"I ohull undertake to prove," said Mr.
Jonee, "that tho government which the
United States bun imposed upon Filipinos
and undor tho domlnnnco of which they
are forced to lire is oligarchy of the most
Intolerable, despotic and unrestricted
oharacter."
Mr. Jonea upoke In reply to a speech
by PrtiHldnnt Taft at lh Ohio society
dinner In Now Tork Saturday, in winch
he was quoted aa eaylng Chat pa&sape
of tho .Tone-s btll would roHult in "a mesa
and a miles," and that the United States
ehould treat tho Philippine:; na Great
Britain treats Canada and Australia.
Comparisons Drawn.
Mr. Jones asnort-jd that the govern
ment of tiie Phlllpplnoa was not com
parablo in any way to those of Canada
and AuetmJta.
Mr. .Tones nald what naval and mili
tary operations on account of the Philip.
plneR had cost the United fltatca prob
ably nevr vould bo irnown, but that
.JGOO.000,000. tho estimate of tho lata
Sonator Hoar, probably was nearer cor
rect than recent official ewtlmatee.
Tho opposing -lew of Homo Demo
crats of tiiH Ikhiso was -oIced by Rrepro-sentatt-n
Sherlcy of Kentucky, who ar
gued the Filipino people wore, not ready
for lndopendenco and he did not bo
Heve congreJfi could eel any Oato when
they would he. Lie declared that If tho
ahargcg mado by Representative Jones
wore true, officer of the American and
Plullpplno govmmcnt nhould bo dealt
with for 'JolaUon of the tnu?t ropiwcd
In them.
Serious Charge Made.
Twice tho legislature had failed to paax
supply bills, Mr. Jonoa said, because the
lower branch had insisted upon reduc
ing tbo r.alarlos of xncmhera of tho Philip
pine commission and becauB the com
mission insisted on U10 right to srt netdj
largo oauns for Benguot road, a lilgh
way built at a coGt- of several million
dollars, through a mountain gorge to u
resort called Bagulo, to which lh go'
crrvmcnt ie transferred, from Manila Bev-cr-.U
months eaoh yoar. Thero, ho con
tlnuoa, American offlcdnlH had handrao
horned, dub housos. polo grounds sunt
other wmrcoa of amiwcment and rocroa-
Ooatlnued on Paga JEvros
HD PENSION
MOTHERS FORGED
TO EMNU1G
House Bill Provides for Pay
ment of Fixed Sum Each
Month for Support of
Minor Children.
EMPOWERS COUNTY
TO SUPPLY FUNDS
Allowance to Be Disbursed
Under Supervision of Juve
nile Court; Ceases When
Children Are 15 Years.
Sixteenth Day in the House.
Bill proscntcd for state aid for
mothers who support their children
by their own efforts.
BUI offered for appropriation for
Freo Kindergarten and Neighbor
hood House association.
Liquor legislation expected today.
Judiciary committoe holds lively
session on anU-bookinakhig bill.
Bill passed increasing; pay of
Jurors.
A BILL pro-idlng for thfe aid of
mothors upon whom children aro
dependent was introduced in the
house yostorday by Miw. TClng
of Salt Lake. The bill provides
that a mothor who 1 compelled to work
away from home shall receive $10 a
month for ono child under tho ago of
15 and $7 a month for each additional
chJId under 15. The intent of tho
measure Is that the mother Fhall
be enabled to remain at homo with her
children. Tho money Jb to be paid out
under tho supervision of the Juvnile
court.
The measure provides that the county
commissioners of each- county are em
powored to supply a sum for tho pur
poses of tho act not to oxceed 55000 each
year.
Prescribes ConHitions.
Conditions are proscribed for tho
guidance of tho Juvenile court in ad
ministering tho rund. It ia specified that
the child or children must be 11-dng with
their motber; the allowance shall bo
mado only vhon in the ahsenco of the
j allowance a mother would bo required to
i work regularly avay from her home and
children, and ivhen, by means of the al
lowance, sho would bo able to remain
at homo with her children; the mother
must be a proper porson morally, physic
ally and mentally for the bringing up of
her ohlldron; the allowance shall, in the
judgment of the court, bo necessary to
sa.vc the childron from neglect; no per
son if? to receive the beneflt of the al
lowance who shall not have been a resi
dent of tho county in which the applica
tion la mado for at leaM. two yera-s.
When Payment Ceases.
The nllowanco in to cease when tho
child reaches tho ago of 15 ycare. The
Juvenile court may order a discontinu
ance of the payment beforo that age ifl
reached, if It deems tlsat course proper.
The court Is also given power to modify
the allowance.
It i piwlded that ehould the fund au
thorlned he sufficient to permit an al
lowance to only a part of tho persona
coining within tho law, tho ju-enlle court
Is to ?elect those caceo in most urgent
need of the allowance.
Tho provisions of the law do not ap
ply to any mothor who 1? not dependent
upon hor own eft'ortB for the maintenance
of her children.
Protection Against Fraud.
A protection against fraud Is pro-ided
in tho section vhlch saya that any per
son attompting to procure nn allow
ance for a perm not ontttle3 to th
bcuellt shall b deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor. As a matter of record, It ie required
that In each caae whero an allownnco
Is made a Judgment entry to that effect
Ip to be entered upon the records of the
juvenile court and any taxpaying dtixon
may at uny time fllo a motion to eet
asldo the Judgment, upon which motion
the juvenilo court i3 to hear evidence.
Appeal to the district court la also pn--Jdcd.
CRITCHLOW TALKS TO
STATE DEPARTMENT
BpenlRt to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON. U. C. Jan. IS John
Q. Critchlow, of Salt Iake City, loft for
hornet yesterday aftor talcing up with the
etate department the efforts which aro(
being mado by thr prosont government
of Panama to get aaldo a. ooncenelon cov
oring 33.000 acres of timber lands granted
to Mr. Critchlow nnd hl a.ssoolatca by a
prior administration.
Mr. Crltchlo- secured the aid of Uu
Utah senators who will ondaaA-or to havo
the state department extend Itn offices
In TiIh behalf and hold for him hln con-ceaJlon.
Deadlock Still On.
SPltlXGFlEIiD, ni.. Jan. SS.Tfee- sixty-fifth
ballot in the contort for speaker
la the lover house of tho Illlnoia legia
laturo failed today to break the deadlock
that has proventcd. tho organisation of tho
legl.tlaturo and tho inauguration oZ Ckrr
rnor Dunn in Jwrtiary ,
MissMarri ucritc Faust, wnoae
refuaal to be vaccinated, has
caused postponement of her
wedding. !
VACCINATION EDICT
DELAYS WEDDING
Girl "Who Waa to Marry Magnate
Quarantined for Refusal
to Be Vaccinated.
Bv Jnternatlonal News Sen'Ice.
iPIfXLADELi'KTA, .Tan. 2S."I
will not be vaccinated by any
body,' ' wiLs tho stubborn declara
tion of Miss Marguerite "Faust, a
debutante of tho year, and this de
cision has caused the postponement
of her marriage to Carrold D.
Haines, a motor car manufacturer.
Miss Pauat has boon quarantined
b3T the city authorities. Sho will
be compelled to remain in hex
apartment for eighteen days be
cause of the proximity of a small
pox case.
NEW SLATE FOR
WILSON CABINET
Members Ar-s Said to Have Been
Decided Upon by the President-elect.
WASHINGTON", .Tan. 2S.A now
slate of cabinet appointments, which it
is said has been, determined upon by
Prosidcnt-eloot Wilson, was announced
today a& follows:
Secretary of state William Jennings
"Bryan of Nebraslta.
Seeretary of war William McAdoo
of New York.
Secretary of the navy Albert S. Bur
leson of Tcxus.
Secretary of agriculture Obadiah
Gardiner of Maine.
Sccrotary of tho treasury U. D. TTul
bcrt of Chicago, or Henry A. Morgun
thau of Now York.
Secretary of conunerco and labor-1-Louis
Bra n dei & of "Boston.
SecTotarv' of. tho interior Waller Ia
Fisher of Chicago.
Attorney goneral A. Mitch oil Palmer
of Pouns-yJvania.
Postmaster general Josephns Daniels
of North Carolina, or David Lewis of
Maryland.
WEBB FINALLY
DELIVERS VOTE
Tardy Arizona Messenger Roaches
"Washington Day Late, but
All Is Well.
By International News Service-
WABHINGTON", Jan. 2S.Aftor Sena
tore Ashurst and Smith of Arizona liad
6pcnt 325 yesterday for telegrams and
j scourod Washington In the hope of locat-
ins Wilfred T. Wobb, the misylng mes
senger boarlng tho thrco otcotoral votee
of Arizona, that official turned up this
evening at 5 o'clock while the uennto was
In executive ho3h!oh.
"I had a mighty good breakfast spoiled
for me in Now York thb morning when
I picked up a New "V'ork paper nnd found
that tho scnuto had been wildly looking
for thoE thro 'otes I had In my pos
session, r Immediately virod Senator
Ashurat I would take the first train to
the capital and hor I am." Mid Mr.
Wobb. "It Is not often a man from Ari
zona cots this far oast. I wanted to see
NiW York and I shall before I go back."
Messenger Webb's oxouse woh deemed
reasonable: tho vote was accepted and
will bo counted, and ho received his mile
age, amounting to 5G42.75.
Seventy Lives Lost.
RANGOON, India, Jnn. 2S. -Seventy
lives wcra lost hero today by tho foun
dering of a launch in tho river Kan-
STATE CONTROL1 I
OF THE ITE05 I
WflRMLY URGED I
Speakers at Fanners' Round
tip Devote Time to Prob-
in Defects in Utah's . jH
Irrigation Law,
DECLARE CHANGE H
MUST BE' MADE fl
Fertility of Soils and Rotation 'M
of Crops Other Topics
Discussed; Noted Ex-
pert to Speak Today. H
By J. L. MEEHAN. I
Special to The Tribune. '
LOGAX, Jan. 2S. One of the b.g
problems now confronting the
farming interests of the btate.
and one that; wil bo settled in
all probability by tho present lrgiala
turo, was tho principal topic of dia
cut'eion at toda'' Eossioa of tho Farm
crs' roundup. State Kugincor 'Tannc
and Mnthonihah Thomas of Salt Lak' lH
both delivered important addresses on :
tho subject tho necessity of reform in
tho prosont irrigation lawB of Utah. M.T
Taylor mado his fii-nt public. com .'H
meats on tho bill to reform the irriga ijH
tion laws that is now before tho legi
lature. Sl
Mr. Taylor discussed iho irrigation 'H
law of 1903, tho ono now in oiToct. lie VH
explained whoro It is a failure auci 'H
showed why he believed llmi tho ro
posed new law wil bo locttor. 'Uhr .'.H
new law proposes to placo the settle VH
mont of water rights in tho handB of a '
commission composed of practical waler '-H
mcu. Ho said that tho pre&ent law lia '
been a failure an far as its adjudication H
of 7aler rights ib concerned, and said
that iu order to develop tho state rc ,
sources properly these- water rights mut
be adjudicated. Many who. now hoW
water righU ha-o much more watc '
than thoy need or can usje, aud afl i'l
thorcforo depriving others who might
settle on arid lands if Ihcro was water rl
available and have a chance to lio t
and help to build up tho state TTo said fH
that the stato engineering depart meat -
is helpless until those watur rights aro '
adjudicated.
I Errors PointeH Out.
Thomas, wlio is considorcd one of Hia 'il
stale's foromof.t authorities on irriga
tion laws, oqlalned tliat. eomo of tho
old water rights wero grave mistakes, jlH
and that the fitato must modify (a9m, F;
Both today and yestorday lii subject
was bronght out. and it peems to bo tho rH
sentiment of tho roundup that thd
question of irrigation water right must
be readjusted. ill
Ta beginning Lis addrosa oa tho sab ''L
ject of tho law which ho has proposed !
to the legislature to tako the place of
Iho recent Irrigation, statute, Stato En-
gineer Tanner pointed out the weak fl
Ioints in tho present system. Ho raid fH
that tho only f ratnr of tho law o 1003, H
under which tho irrigation of hho stalo !H
is handled at tho present time, is the
appropriation featnro, that the adjudj
cation fcaturo and tho ndroinlfftrative
f&aturo, which, dopondi directly upon tho -,H
adjudication featnro, have not bean euo? :iH
cessful. !'H
Elucidates Law. IjH
Ho rcforrcd. to Mr. Tooat3.-r.v npeooh" fl
and quotod several Instancos of th KH
waste of irrigation water, including bov
oral in tbia state. Mr. Tanner Vaid, in f'
pa it:
Tho lar of JfltW provided for fVH
tho appropriation of water through
thojUing of an application in tho ;
ofilec of tbo stalo engineer. It also
pro'idcd for tho ndjudication of all :t'
water rights. Thi was to ba don
after tho stato engineer mado a -1
comploto survey of tho streams of fil
the state. Four years sgt such a k'I
M)rvcy was Eiaoe by tho stato en- 'H
glncor'i; ofllco on tho HVobor rj-rcr.
But it didn't do any good, and tbo
work is nt a etandrtiJl. The I'l
courts- didn't do their part. Tint
thoy eaid they didn't huve enough -'
money. Moncy wnn appropriated
two years ago, and still fa wrr' HH
hasn't, progressed. i
Somo ouiccrs of tho state- always
consider themselves to bo superior 1
to tho legislators of the state. Ther
will ca the logislaturo doesut TlH
know wlint it is talking about, and :'H
then fail 'to carry out th law
that it has passed. But tho an
g'meor's oflico has given this law ,
of 1003 every chance. 'H
T nover found a singlo autlioritv f
on irrigation yet that said tho Utah .
law was a good law. But ihn legl?-
latur gave it to me and its got 'H
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