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TFTTT? A T Ti
El Paso, Texas,
September 28, 1910 - 16 Pages
S EI Paso Fair
1 October 29th To
1 Nov. 6th, 1810
Declares For Continuation of
- Graft Inquiry and Gives
Praise to Taft.
PAYNE TARIFF IS
Saratoga, N. Y.,.Sept. 2S. The ma
jority report of the committee on reso
lutions -was adopted this afternoon, the
Roosevelt platform being the one rec
ommended. Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 28. Changing
political currents this morning caused
the rubbing off of the proposed guber
natorial slate of the names of Harvey
D. Hinman and J. May hew Waln
wrlght. When the conferees who are fixing
up the slate met before the Republican
convention this morning it wa discov
ered that former United States attor
ney Henry I. Stimson had developed
great strength and appeared the most
likely nominee for governor.
The discussion of the platform prob
ably will take up the major portion of
today's session and it is probable that
it will be evening before the conven
tion gets down to the work of naming
the ticket. The work of drafting the
platform occupied the committee on
resolutions the greater part of the
night, and it was daybreak before it
was given out.
The platform warmly endorses the
administrations of president Taft and
governor Hughes; declares that the
Payne tariff law has been a success,
and refers with approval to the work
of the last congress. It pledges a con
tinuance of the state graft Inquiry "un
til all wrong doing capable of expos
ure shall be brought to light."
The Primary Plank 'Brief.
The plank relating to direct prima
ries is very brief, but admits of no
"We promise legislation which will
enact these principles into law" Is the
On graft, the platform says:
"We declare relentless war against
official and legislative wrong-doing in
this state. Dishonesty in public office
is next to treason, tfhe most flagrant
of crimes. In ridding our institutions
of this cancerous growth, we know no
parts' distinction." '
The Tariff Planfc.
Of the tariff, the platform says:
"The Payne tariff law reduces the
average rate on all duties 11 per cent,
by increasing duties on some luxuries
find articles not of common use, mak
ing, however, no increase on any com
mon food product. It has turned a na
tional deficit into a surplus. In pro
viding for the tariff board, it affords
the means of still more accurately de
termining the difference in the cost of
production X home and abroad. Ad
vances in the cost of living are only
the local reflection of a tendency that
is worldwide and cannot be truthfully
said to be due to the present tariff."
It was 11:18 o'clock when chairman
Roosevelt rapped the convention to or
der. Senator Elihu Root was named
permanent chairman. He said there is
passing over the entire country a re
volt against the timeworn form of po
litical organization. "The initiative
and referendum, the recall.. -the direct
election of senators and direct nomi
nation," said tle chairman, "are all
evidences that the people of our coun
try feel our forms of political organ
isation do not adequately furnish the
voters of our political parties the
means to give effect to their political
In the convention Tuesday, Col.
Roosevelt did not vote. Mr. Sherman
voted for "John Doe." and two of the
New York countv delegates did not re-
spond when their names were called.
The vote as officially announced at the
convention gave Roosevelt 567 and
Sherman 445. but an error in the count
was discovered and the vote was 568
In his speech as temporary chair
man. CoL Roosevelt spoke feelingly of
what president Taft had accomplished
in his administration, saying that tho
laws passed reflect his credit upon all
who succeeded in putting them in their
present shape on the statute books;
they ''represent an earnest of the
achievement which is yet to come; and
the beneficence and farreaching im
portance of this work done for the
whole people measure the credit which
is rightly due to the congress and to
our able, upright and distinguished
rresidert. Win. Howard Taft."
CoL Roosevelt bitterly assailed the
bosses, declaring that "the difference
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GOLD HUNTERS RUSH
Xogale.s, Ariz., Sept. 28. Great gold lexcitement prevails here and local
parties have filed locations on placer jrround adjoining the city limits on
the north. Values are said to reacli a dollar to the cubic foo't. Since' last Sun
day there has been a rush to the district. The extent of the placer ground
Is estimated at Xour miles square.
Judge Harper Goes on Vaca
tion; P. H. Clarke Will
That judge Patrick Henry Clarke
will preside in the murder trial of
John Leech, which is scheduled for
hearing in the 34th district court, be
ginning Monday morning, was the
statement Wednesday of a prominent
local attorney. The election of judge
Clarke as special judge to preside for
judge J. R. Harper, will occur Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock, according
to present plans.
The occupancy of the bench by judge
Clarke is due to the absence of judge
Harper, who will leave Saturday after
noon to spend a three-weeks' vacation
Although the election of judge
Clarke to preside for the next three
weeks is not definitely settled, it is
more than probable, he having been
decided upon by a large number of the
older practitioners. A number of the
younger members of the bar have also
announced their preference for him.
In addition to the trial of Leech,
who is charged with the murder of E.
Kohlberg, a number of other impor
tant murder and other criminal cases
are scheduled for hearing within the
next three weeks.
Among them are the -murder trials
of Frank Lawson, negro, charged with
the murder ofhis wife, Drusilla Law
son, on July 25, last. The trial is
scheduled for October 17. Lawson is
also under two indictments charging
assault to murder.
The trial of Marshall Jackson,
charged with the murder of Madison
Graham, on May 20, last, is scheduled
for October 24, and the trial of Mi
guel. Cinceros, charged with the mur
der of Augustin Villegran, on February
12, last, is set for hearing on Octo
SALE OF I. & G. N.
ROAD IS POSTPONED
Will ;NTot Be Sold STow Until
After Convening of the
Dallas, Texas, Sept. 28. By order of
federal judge McCormick today the sale
of the International & Great Northern
railroad was postponed until the third
Tuesday in May, carrying the sale past
tne time of convening of the next regu
lar session of the legislature. The nr-
I der was granted on the application of
j second and third mortgage holders.
STATE COMPR03IISES ITS
SUIT AGAINST!. CIRCUS
Austin, Tex Sept. 28. The state to
day settled a long controversy over
fees with Ringling Bros.' circus by
agreeing to receive $12,000 and cancel
the suits. The circus was sued for
$20,000. v Ringling Bros, declared they
gave only one exhibition, where they
were sued for two
LOOSE SPIKES CAUSE
WRECK XEAIl TEXARKANA
Marshall, Texas, Sept. 28. Loosened
spikes caused the wreck of a freight
tram on the Texas & Pacific late last
night, six miles from Texarkana. Ten
cars were ditched and rails torn up, but
no persons were injured.
PAVING SOUTH STANTON STREET.
They are paving South Stanton street,
and that thoroughfai is all cut up
about it. A temporary street car track
Las been laid between Sixth and Eighth
streets. The new extension of the pave
ment Is to be made as far as the ca
nal. A cut-off switch has been built
from the Stanton street line to Third
Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 28. A hard
day's work was before the leaders
when the Democratic state convention
met here today. The unexpected with
drawal of mayor Gajmor's name from
the list of candidates for the nomina
tion for governor in which vhe held
first place, has put leaders at sea.
"With Gaynor we would have cleaned
up the state so the Republican party
would have to go out of business," a
New York delegate said this morning.
Followers of congressman Sulzer are
laying stress on his strength with the
laboring classes. Thomas M. Osborne's
friends are pulling him forward as a
prime exponent of the "new Dem
ocracy," and a similar claim Js made
for congressman James Havens, who
last spring defeated George W. Al
dridge for congress in a strong Repub-
Exchange of Instructors Ar
ranged Between Mexican
and American Colleges.
TELLS OF THE PLAN
What is unquestionably the most im
portant international educational move
of history between Mexico and the
United States perhaps between this
and any other country is made public
by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of
the University of California, who spent
a few hours Tuesday in El Paso. The
prominent educationalist passed
through this city on his way from the
centenary celebration in the City of
Mexico, where ho dedicated the new
national university and made arrange
ments for an exchange of professors
between the Mexican and American col
leges. Will Begin This Year.
Conferences with minister of educa
tion Sierra and first secretary
Chavez resulted ii arrangements
by president Wheeler for an annual ex
change of Instructors to begin this
year. It is the first step of its kind,
and means a closer relation between
tne two countries, not industrial, nor
diplomatic, but by the most, potent of
peacemakers education. As it is put
by president Wheeler himself: "It Is
a new way of bringing Mexico and the
United States together; peaceful and
As president of the University of Cal
ifornia, Prof. Wheeler officiated at the
inaugural ceremonies of the remodeled
university and delivered the princi
pal address. It was because the Uni
versity of California is built on former
Mexican soil, and also, because the new
Mexican university is closely modeled
Praises Mexican Process.
"They have made great improve
ments," said president Wheeler to The
Herald. "A chair in higher studies,
similar to our graduate school, has
J been added. The school needs develop
ment, but the basis is gooa. ay me
exchange of professors, both the Amer
ican and the Mexican schools will be
benefited, and it seems to me that it
means a great deal more from an edu
cational point of view. Till now only
business interests have become rooted
in Mexico. This is something that is
void of commercial. It shows good will
and is a thing of peace."
President Wheeler departed Tuesday
afternoon on the Golden State limited
fnr RprkftlRV. He is accompanied by
Herbert Johns, a graduate of the Uni- j
versity or camornia.
TO JAIL A JUDGE
Serving of Warrant Causes
Priction in Hillsboro
Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 28. "If
county judge Porter, of Hillsboro, con
tinues to interfere with deputy sheriff
Musick, I'll throw him in jail for con
tempt of court," declared district judge
Swaine here today. Swaine was trying
to get Porter to serve a bench warrant
on C. C. Barrott, charged with forgery
and now working out a fine on a Hill
county rokd, but he said Porter refuses
to serve the papers.
8P.VTnTlSKTP "FIGHT IS . )
FEATURE OF PRIMARIES
Contest Betvreen Lodprc and Butler in
Boston, Mass., Sept. 28. Interest in
today's Republican primaries in Massa
chusetts js -centered in the struggle for
the "United States senatorship between
senator Lodge and congressman Butler
Ames. Governor Draper will be re
nominated for a third terra.
4 BIG SPRINGS VOTES
GOOD ROADS BONDS.
Big Springs, Tex., Sept. 2S.
The $100.-000 bond issue for good
roads in Howard county, carried
three to one.
4,45if.A3.-Ji- 4'4'4'-5'f' 5'
lican district. The most important
planks in the platform deal with direct
nominations, tariff reform, denunci
ation of "RobseveUism, or new nation
alism." The direct nominations plank
will probably be about as radical as
language can make it.
There was consternation among the
Democrats when the news of mayor
Gaynor's letter to James Creelman was
received. If the blight of a heavy frost
had been lifted from a field of flowers,
they could not have raised'thejr heads
more gratefully to the' revivifying
warmth of the sun, thanId the several
'individual booms and boomltets now
sprouting lustily. i
The mayor's final word declining to
be a candidate in terms so unmistak
able that they were no longer to be
misinterpreted changed the whole face
of the political map in the twinkling of
"I have no candidates and no opin
ions," said Charles F. Murphy, of Tam
many Hall. "We came up here to find
out what the state wants, and we shall
not know until the delegates arrive."
The limination of Gaynor leaves
these candidates in the field:
Representative William Sulzer, Thos.
M. Osborne, justice Gerard of the state
supreme court, representative James S.
Havens, Edward M. Shopard, John A.
Bensel, of New York city, and Martin
H. Glynn, of Albany, former state
May Add. Furnaces for the
Smelting of Copper in the
El Paso Plant.
HANDLE PRODUCT OF
BIG COPPER MINES
Improvements are now being con
templated by the American Smelting
and Refining company at tne "El Paso
smelter which will make the local
plant one of the largest copper smel
ters m the world. Largest at present
in its output of lead, the El Paso smel
ter is to become the largest In output
of copper if the contemplated plans of
the American Smelting and Refining
company are carried out.
Cori'tracts are said to have been
closed in Boston for the smelting and
refining of the Ray Consolidated com
pany's ore output and also, of the
Chino Copper company's output. This
contract is said to be a long term one,
and .will mean that the copper fur
naces will be Installed at once in the
El Paso smelter and the refining
plants increased in New Jersey. The
Guggenheims, who control the smel1
ters of the country, are also reported.
to have obtained control of the saie of
the copper output from the propertfes
owned by these two companies in Ari
zona and New Mexico.
F. C. Earle, manager of the El Paso
smelter, said Wednesday that, while
the American company was consider
ing improvements at the El Paso plant,
nothing definite had been decided as
far as he knew about the enlargement
and installation of the " copper fur
naces. Contracts Closed.
The announcement was made in Bos
ton Saturday that the American Smelt
ing and Refining company had closed a
long term contract with the Ray Con
solidated Copper company, owner of
the Ray copper mines, 4n Arizona, and
with the Chino Copper company, at
Santa Rita, N. M., for the smelting and
refining of their copper outputs.
The control of the sale of the copper
productions of both of these companies
ha.s been, it was likewise reported,
placed with the American Smelting
and Refining company. In view of the
fact that the Guggenheims are known
to be prominently identified with both'
the Ray Consolidated and the Chino
companies, the arrangement made has
occasioned no surprise in copper cir
cles. The Ray Consolidated company in
less than two years' time has blocked
out 12,000,000 tons, which is constantly
being augmented- by ore of commercial
Owners of the Chino company claim
it has 19,000,000 tons of 2 1-2 percent
copper ore blocked out to be milled In
the concentrator now under construc
tion. 10 miles from Santa Rita, which
will have a capacity of 3000 tons every
24 hours. It is claimed that the drill
ing operations are placing an addition
al tonnage in sight every 30 days of
1,000,000 tons of commercial ore.
Consolidation of- Agencies.
Incidentally it is said that the "deal"
foroshadows consolidation of "all ths
selling agencies into one concern.
Mem Who Led Fight
New York. N. Y., Sept. 28. William
Barnes, jr., was the head and front of the
fight made against Col, Roosevelt in
New York state for supremacy at the
Saratoga state convention. Barnes
is the close friend of -Timothv
L. Woodruff, the chairman of the New
York state Republican committee, but
considerably a more determined and
resourceful politician than "Tiny Tim,"
the Kings county man. Barnes has
within the last 10 years turned the
city and county of Albany from a Dem
ocratic stronghold to a oity and coun
ty that swings Republican with con
stant regularity. His methods of do
ing this have been criticised, but as he
keeps on piling up Republican plu
ralities for Republican presidential
candidates, no one before this has
taken him much to task In his party.
El Paso Enthusiasm and Mesilla
Sombreros Capture Theater Crowd
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 28. The El Paso-Mesilla valley people were in evi
dence everywhere Tuesday night. -Mmost all of them took in the perform
ance of "The Girl the Man and the rfame." at the grand opera house, and
when Miss Hazel Swa-wm came to -ing "Somebody Kiss Me," there was a
shower of small sombreros that locked like a snowstorm.
After that every girl in.the s-how Wore a hat when she came onto the stage,
and Billy Clifford came ont to do a song and dance and shouted, "Oh: you
El Paso," Mr. Clifford ahso got off one on the next president of zri: con
gress, Ralph Twitci'l, ;n calied Joe Pollard a sardioe "beci.u.e be was in
a box." He invitsd Will Pusherland, of Las Cruces to conic up on The r.tage
and help him sing, and Futt-erland started, but Oscar Snow prevailed on him
to remain in his seat and sing.
Between the acts edwor Wm. Holt, of Deming, jumped into the orchestra
pit and got the orchestra to play "My New Mexico," while Dr. W. E. Gar
rison and other Staid vm.s of 'he Now Mexico delegation stood up :md sang
it. The audience applauded .vildly and cheered New Mexico, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Snow, Mr. and Mrs. William Sutherland, Joe Pollard, Dr. Garrison, C.
A. Kinne, Ricnard Wotumi and Maury Edwards occupied boxes at tne per
Last evening the El Pasoans entertained H. U. Mudge, at dinner at the car.
Mr. Mudge is head of the Rock Island, and was one time division .supe---irtendent
of the Santa Fe, z1io Grande division, and used to take D. M.
Payne, H. B. Stevens, and others v. huntrcg in the old caboose that ae.ved
him as a private car.
The El Paso-Mesilla band serenaded William Jennings Bryan while ha
was here and escorted him to the station when he left.
Prescott, Ariz., Sept. 28. Since the
volcanic eruption Monday at Coconino
Point, 16 miles north of Flagstaff, the
surrounding country has been practi
cally deserted by settlers, many go
ing to Flagstaff for safety.
Flocks of sheep are roaming at will
without herders, and employes at dam
under construction, moved from their
camp, fearing injury. Many indian
and Mexican sheepherders refuse to
return to camps in that vicinity, stat
ing that the smoke is sickening.
One farmer says the chimney of his
concrete building was demolished by
one of the earthquake shocks, which
have been almost continuous since the
Los Angeles, Cal.. Sept. 28. One r
resolution presented by the resolutions
committee to the American Mining con
gress for consideration today calls up
on the federrl congress to repeal the
law segregating coal lands and to in
struct the president to abrogate the
withdrawal orders affecting such lands.
"The law, it is asserted, is "rank so
cialism. It impairs the value of millions
already invested in the mining Industry,
and not only destroys the miner's hopes
of fortune, but makes it impossible for
him to secure the necessary capital to
develop his claims."
CEUELLY BEAT MAN
White Prisoner in Cleburne
Jail Given Alleged Se
Cleburne, Texas, Sept. 2S. David Pol
lock, a white man in the county jail is
under the care of physicians as a result
of a severe whipping while prisoner at
a road camp near Bono. As a result
of an examination! by the doctors and J
an investigation Dy county attorney
Featherstone, charges have been filed
against commissioners Will Hickman
and overseer Will Boone. The case is
set for a hearing in the county court
October 17. It is alleged tnat Pollock
was beaten with a lash. He will re-
It Is alleged that 29 lashes were given !
POllocic ana wnen tne pnyicians ui- ;
rived at the camp they found the
wounds clogged with a bloody cloth.
Pollock was charged violating the
local option laws. He escaped a few
nights ago and was captured after an
oyMHup- phns(. He was chained ud for
thf Tiiirht .it is claimed, and the next I
day, it is alleged, an overseer wnipped
him with a strapfiv e feet long anu
four inches wide und perforated with
38 holes, while Pollock was held by
CHIL.D SETS BARN AFIRE
' AND IS BURNED TO DEATH
Playing With Matches, He Causes Loss
of Barn, Home ami His
Austin, Texas, Sept. 2S. Harry Hack
ert, aged eight, burned to dearn last
night in a fire which destroyed his (
father's barn and residence. The boy
was playing with matches in the barn
and the haj' become ignited.
ADOPT RADICAL PLATFORM
Madison, Wis.. Sept. 28. What is
probably the most' radical platform
adopted in a generation by a Republican
convention was promulgated by the
Wisconsin Republicans h,ere today. The
document touches with no uncertain
hand on a great variety of subjects. No
mention of the national administration
is made except to disparage. Features
of the platform are the condemnation
of the Payne tariff lay; physical situa
tion of railroads and more stringent
regulations; federal ownership of Alas
kan railroads; second choice primaries;
initiative and referendum and recall;
anti-lobby law; graduated income tax:
national control of natural resource
and regulation of working hours for
first heavy trembler Monday. Another
states that he was thrown from his, bed
at an early hour, the shock upsetting
a lamp on a table.
Although there" have been no erup
tions since Monday, the air continues
filled with choking and sickening
Earthuake shocks have been general
all the way to Grand Canyon, and
boulders, .weighing hundreds of tons
have rolled down the mountain sides.
The crust of the earth is cracked In
There are 300 extinct volcanoes in the
vicinity of-Flagstaff and further erup
tions are feared.
The real test between the conserva
tionists and anti-conservationists in
the mining congress will come when
the resolutions denouncing the conser
vation plans and declaring for free
right of mineral entry on government
lands, without lease or tax, will come
before the convention as a whole. The
resolutions committee is not likely to
pass upon them. The probabilities are
that it will report the resolutions "with
out recommendation," and let the mem
bers of the congress fight it out them
selves. EIOTIrTG- EESUMED
IN BERLIN STREETS
.Rioters Break Street Lights
and Fight Police in the
Berlin, Germany Sept. 28. Violence
again characterized the collisions be
tween police and riaters in the Moabit
Hundreds of rioters broke down all
the street lamps in one of the districts
during the night. The police charged
In complete darkness amid continuous
shooting and clouds of missiles from
windows to which they vigorously re
plied. When the police retired, the mob
gathered again, bringing heaps of wood
soaked with petroleum, which they kin-
uieu near wit: uuac.
The police again charged the mob.
and the fire brigade dashed up and
Extinguished the flames, under the
protection of the police, who mean
while had requisitioned a military
Several squads entered the houses
and arrested large numbers of occu-
pants. Scores were injured durinr tho
WHERE THE CIRCUS AVII.L
PARADE THURSDAY, 10 A. M.
West on Myrtle from grounds
at Cotton avenue to Stanton 4"
street, north on Stanton to
Mills street, west on Mills
through San Jacinto plaze and fr
Pioneer place, south on El Paso
to San Antnnln. Va5f rn Snn n JL
, tonio to cotton avenue.
ALL RAILWAY CLERKS IN
NEW ORLEANS MAYnSTRIKE
Shreveport, La., Sept. 2S. It is re
ported all clerks in the offices of the
railroads here will strike this after
noon in sympathy with the clerks who
quit on tne Queen & Crescent road.
AMERICA THREA TENED
Y CHOLERA SPECTER
Paris, France, Sept. 2S. The srrini scepter of Asiatic cholera i tkreaiem
ins: the doors of America. Private advice from Italy assert that Italian
emigrants from cholera infected district in that country are being- cmbark-
1 ed at Genoa for America. Their original
Delegates Fear Ulterior Mo
tives in Colorado's Pro
posed Trip Into Country.
ZACK COBB MAKES
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 28. Zack L. Cobb
gave the Irrigation-congress some hot
shots from the Texas side of the states
ights question at "hc Session Tuesday
evening. Mr. Cobh - responded f ot
Texas when the roll call of states waa
made. He was wildlr cheered bv ttie
big delegation present in the hall,
which, showed again Colorado's wealth
The El laso-New Mexico delegation
is certain the t it has won the fight an-l
that Colorado will not have . show
The Denver chamber "of comme ia
sending down a delegation In a special!
train to wort for Colorado, but there la
no chance for Colorado to win.
"Smell a VoHse."
The Coloradoans are making prepari
ations today to "entertain the dele-'
gates with a trolley ride Into the irri"
gated district about Pueblo Thursday
afternoon," but the delegates are be
ing warned that it may be a plan to
get them out of town, and nobody i
going to leave the convention hall un
til the resolutions are brought in and
The Arizonans, New Mexicans and
Texans on the various committees ara
I &$ follows:
Credentials Arizona. Luther Wag
ner; New Mexico, Oscar C. Snow J
Texas, A. S. J. Eylar.
Permanent organization Arizona, J.
M. Roberts; New Mexico, George Flt-ra ' r
ing, of Las Vegas'; Texas, O. E. Bauin. '
Resolutions Arizona, ex-governor
Jos. G. Kibbey; New Mexico, H. B.Holt;
Texas, Richard Burges; at large, Felix
Martinez, -of El Paso.
Subcommittees were named in the
committee on resolutions, with R- E.
Burges, of El Paso,, as chairman of thj
subcommittee on forests, and H. B.
Holt as chairman of the subcommittea
Zaclc Cobb 'Scores Point.
Zack Cobb, in responding for Texas
at last night's meeting, emphasized
that, the fight being made by Colorado
is not against Texas or New Mexico,
but that it is a skilful attack by tha
reactionary forces on the governmerit
reclamation service. The -waters o
the Rio Grande, he said, "are subject
to federal control, because the national
government alone can fairly regulata
and equitably distribute waters when
they, affect the rights of more than
one state." He said: '
""The United States government, hav
ing undertaken to build the Engle dam,
any fight made upon the dam is neces
sarily an attack upon the reclamation
policy of the government, rather thaa
upon Texas and New Mexico, whosa
rights are being restored by it."
Tne audience especially approved hi
condemnation of the Denver crowd fc
ignoring tne sessions of the congress
except to threaten to attack its pol
icy "with a trainload of hired lawyers
on Thursday." He closed by saying
that when the reclamation service and
the federal control thereof was fath
ered by Roosevelt and upheld by
Bryan, the moral forces of the coun
try would not tolerate. any attack upoa
it bj- the special interests and repre
sentatives of greed. At the conclusion
of his speech president Fowler and
the prominent men on the stage con
gratulated Cobb and Insisted that ha
sit with them tha balance of the eve
ning. - "v
Battle l.ines Draws,
The narrowing of battle lines be
tween advocates of state and
federal control of waters and
a ' heated colloquy between Cali
fornia delegates over this policy
and involving the conservation com
mission appointed by governor Gijlett
and the recent political primaries en
livened the morning session of the Na
tional Irrigation congress.
The California clash came in the dis
cussion of a paper by Frank H. Short,
of that state, in which he advocated
state control of water power sites.
charged the state conservation com
mission with attempting to throw tne
state's natural resources under state
control for the benefit of big power
companies and urged the delegates to
hold fast to the protection of federal
supervision of interstate waters.
Commit eea t Announced.
The committees of the congress were
announced last night. The resolutions
Chairman. Joseph B. Kibbey, Arizo
na; Colorado, C. C. Holbrook; Connecti
cut, Friday Sanford; District of Colum
bia, W. J. McGee; Illinois. C. B.
Schmidt: Kansas, E. R. Thorpe; Louis
iana. W. B. Gregory;; Mississippi. Kurt
Grunwald; Missouri, D. A. Austin Xat-
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starting point is bcias concealed.