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TEE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURUAI-MOHDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1907.
RAILROAD NEWS. Just How the Two Cent Rate Is Working. An Explanation Made by a Gen eral Passenger Agent. NO INCREASED TRAFFIC It'll Take a Long Tims Straighten Things Out. to Other Items of Interest Railway People. to In discussing the two cent passenge rate situation throughout the west, the teneral Dasseneer agent of a western road had this to say recently: ' "Leaving all legal questions involved to our legal department, we are lining up our rates on the basis of two cents maximum in the states where such leg islation has been passed. It will be a year before all the interstate rates af fected are finally adjusted, but the more important changes will be in ef feet in a rminle of months. "A small road with a straight line might complete its tariff in two weeks, but the laiger systems have a big task on their hands. It is merely a question of the working capacity of the rate clerks. A staff of expeits cannot be en larged offhand. There is no disposition to delav matters. "Much has been said of the increase in travel to result from a lower maxi mum fare. I look for no increase worth mentioning. A special rate for an excursion cret tes travel, but a low r reerulAr fnre will not have such ef' feet in this western country. Least of all could such effect be expected in the essentially agricultural sections. "Nothing is said on the other side of the question. If a lower rate increases travel, it would seem to be true, con versely, that a higher rate decreases travel. If the reduction of the higher rates to two cents brings new travel, an advance of the lower rates to two cents would cost us some old travel. "The Wisconsin, for example, rate between manv local stations was 2.8 cents maximum, and theoretically it would be 1.8 cents under a two cent maximum. "The effect of a two cent maximum in all our states on our passenger rev enue, assuming the same volume of travel as we carried last year, I believe would be the same percentage of re duction in revenue as the percentage of reduction in the maximum fare, minus what we might derive from a slight increase in business. If we undertook to make the two cent fare uniform the increase in travel that had moved at a higher rate would be offset by the de crease in the travel that had moved at a lower rate. It is a complicated ques tion, and predictions would have to be postulated upon many uncertain con ditions. "Travel shows an increase over a year ago that we regard as very fair and due to influence entirely separate from the lower rates in two cent fare states. Fourth of July business was not up to expectations, but the summer tourist and resort movements is iieavy. There is not much in the way of col onist travel at this1 period. General traffic is excellent." ROCK ISLAND EATING HOUSES. T'nder a Now Plr.n .7. J. Greer Will Manage Them. Arrangements have been completed whereby the eating houses and hotels conducted by the Rock Island Rail way company along the lines of its yptem have been turned over to the management of Mr. J. J. Greer, who will from this time have charge of this branch of the business, it being the aim to entirely divorce the man- aqremf'nt of the houses from the r-andling of the operation of the rail-v.-ay property. The dining car service will continue tj be managed by Mr. Frank Stewart, superintendent of dining cars at Dav enport, Iowa. Trainmen will continue to receive favorable rates at the eating houses under rules similar to those that have heretofore prevailed. Mr. Greer is well and favorably known .n many points of the Rock Island system. For a number of years Ye has had contracts for handling the providing of food for gangs engaged In construction or other work along the lines of the Rock Island, and has earned for himself the reputation of providing the best that could be had. roubt'es Mr. Greer will soon es tablish the Fame reputation in so far as the eating houses are concerned. SANTA FE IMPROVEMENTS. Extensive Ones Are Now Under Way r.t Argentine. Argentina, Kan.. July 29. Ground is being cleared in the Santa Fe yards In Argentine for the new storehouse and master mechanic's office. The storehouse will be 50x142 feet and will have a 200 foot platform. It expected th;it the contract for the fireproof shops, which were destroyed by fire several weeks ago, will be let in a few dys. The shops will be 112x200 feet. ALABAMA IS FOREHANDED. Appropriates Big Sum of Money to Carry on Its Railroad Fight. Montgomery. Ala., July 29. The bill to approoriate SliO.OOA for rit. mg the fights made by the railroads I on state rate regulation laws was passed by the house Saturday and No Change Necessary Dr. Price's Delicious Flavoring Extracts have always been hon estly labeled; no change was nec essary since the enactment of the National Pure Food Law, either as to label or their manufacture. They have had for nearly half a century the patronage of the intel ligent housewives of this country. PRICE'S 9? CELKI0U3 9 flavoring vanm Lemon txiracis Orang- Rose, V.--i X .'iff,: lvfeiii. jiw'vJK GOVERNOR E. B. GLENN GOVERNOR GLENN stands out for what ho considers to be the rights of his state in the matter of the enforcement of the North Carolina rail way rate law in spite of the action States circuit court in issuing injunctions restraining state officials from car rylng out its provisions. v. ent to the governor, who is expected to sirn it at once. The Alabama situation is somewhat similar to that in North Carolina, ex cept that Governor Comer is not at tempting to violate any of the orders of the federal court, being willing to let the matter be fought out in the courts. NEW SYSTEM IXJR THE SOUTH. Plans Formed for the Georgia and Florida to Be 3C0 Miles Long. Plans have been perfected which insure the completion of a new rail road system for the south, to be known as the Georgia and Florida railway. It is to have 360 miles of road to start with. The new line will extend between Augusta, Ga., and Madison. Fla. The latter point is only about forty miles from the gulf, to which the new sys tem will be extended, reaching some suitable rort. The plan is to amal gamate several small lines by build ing about 104 miles of new road. The project has already been financed, and the cost will be 5,000,000 or $6, 000.000. According to the Manufacturers' Record the new system is the most important transportation event of i the year for the south, as it will open up a territory now practically without railroad facilities and cross all of the principal railroads of the section. The lines acquired and to' be con nected are the Augusta and Florida railway, 30 miles; the Millen " and Southwestern railroad. 53 miles; the Atlantic and Gulf Short Line railroad. 20 miles; the Ocilla and Valdosta railroad. Hazelhurst division." 30i miles: the Douglas, Augusta and Gulf railway, 57 miles; the Nashville and Sparks railroad, 12 miles, and the Valdosta Southern railway. 28 miles. or a total or 230 miles of completed railroad at present. The company has also an option upon 4 5 Der cent of the stock of the Savannah and Statesboro railway, 33 miles long, running from Cuyler to Statesboro. Ga. GOULD LINE TRACK IS SAFE. So Say Missouri Commissioners After a Second Trip Over It Nevada, Mo.. July 29. Some time ago, due to agitation, started by the new irackmen's union of Fort Scott, 1-an., tne Missouri Board of Ra.il wav commissioners made an inspection of i ne iracKS or tne Missouri Pacific. ine secretary of the union and trackman expert went along with the commissioners on a very slow train and certain defects were pointed out to the company, with the request that tney be remedied. Commissioners w igniman and Oglesbv again went over the part of the road in the Jop- iiii uimm.hi on Saturday. General Su perintendent McKee and Division Su penntenuent Staph were on ths train and showed the disposition of the company to meet every demand of -"""iuners. Commissioner . Wlrhtman sum- -t believe the comnanv is artfne- In s-nnri faith and intends to he fain with v, public and the commissioners, and, in my opinion, there need be no appre hension as. to the dane-prniia mn,minn of the track. The track as a whole is in a safe condition and fit to support ir iiii.iv iciuirca or It. WITH THE HARNESS RACERS. Thormvay Lowered His Record Six Seconds r.t Grossc Potnte. Detroit, Mich., July 29. W. W. Cox. the New England reinsman. woii two races at Gros.se Pointe Saturday. Thorn way lowered his record from 2:12 to 2:06. The horses divided, some going to Cleveland where the grand circuit takes up on Tuesday, while others were shipped to Kalama zoo for the stake meeting and the Great Western circuit to follow. Sum mary: 2:10 pace. purse $1,500: Thorn way, b. h.. (Cox) -won in straight heats. Time. 2:07. 2:06. 2:09. Aileen Wilson. Cleo S.. Rushville. Re gina. The Donna, also started. M. and M. consolation. $2,000: Claty Latis, ch. m. by Pilatus-Mamie Nut wood, by Nutwood. (Lasell won in OF NORTH CAROLINA. of Judge J. C. Pritchnrd of the United straight heats. Time 2:11, 2:10H. 2:09. Margaret O.. Kenneth, also started. 2:06 pace, purse 1,500: The Friend, blk. h., by Heir-At-Law-Winifred Chimes, by Chimes. (Cox) won first and second heats. Time. 2:05, 2:06H. Cascade took third heat in 2:07. Custer,- Eudora. Vesto Boy and Hal C. also started. 2:12 trot, purse $1,500: Berico, br. g., bv Palatka-Myra, by Knickerbock er, (Smith) won in straight heats. Time. 2:13. ,2:1014. 2:11, Mae Heart, Athasham. Tokil.'Paul Kruger ana Camilla also started. . ORIENT'S $10,000 DEPOT. Work on Structure Is About to Be StP.rtcd. Wichita. Kan., July 29. Work is about to be commenced upon the first building to be erected in this city by the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway company. A permit was granted Saturday by Fire Marshal Walden for the proposed new freight depot of the Orient, to be built on East Douglas avenue, just east of the Frisco depot, which the Orient will scon be using for its passenger busi ness. This building will be. with one ex ception, the largest structure thus far built by the company, the exception being the round house at Fairview, it vWfeli'! W ' I f iff nJDGE PRITCHABD A2TD THE NORTH CABOIUTA RAILROAD RATE LAW CONTROVERSY, . HE conflict between state and federal authorities in North Carolina In the mntter of enforcing the new railway rate law of that common- ealth has excited national attention on account of the importance of the undamental principles involved and the possible bearing of the Incident on -urrent political issues. North Carolina recently passed a law making 24 ents per mile the maximum rate to be charged by a railroad in the state. Two ticket agents were charged with violation of this law and were sen tenced to thirty days on the chain gang by an Asherille police court judge. .n order for the discharge of the prisoners was obtained by recourse to Judge '. C. Pritchard of the United States circuit court, formerly United States enator from North Carolina, who took the ground that the penalty clause of lie new rate law was unconstitutional. Governor Glenn defied the decision f the federal Judge and ordered the state officials to enforce the rate law. The -ase will probably go to the suprnne court of the United States for deter mination, , , Okla. It will be of brick, 30xIS7 feet in size, with side wails sixteen feet high. It will cost 10,000. Work on this building will begin soon as the necessary material which has already been purchased, can be placed on the ground.." IKDIAXS KOWJHELPING OCT. Working With Vim on Construction of St. Paul Line. Chicago, July 29. rA. J. . Earling, president or tne &u faui, has return ed from a visit to the Black Hills dis trict, where he has been inspecting the progress or tne company s .coast extension. Mr. Earling states that on one portion of the extension there is a band of 350 Cheyenne Indians working, under the leadership of Chief Yellow Hand-. .The chief is too dignified to soil his hands with a pick or shovel, but he drives a team hitch ed to a dirt-carrying wagon, and thinks this is "heap good." This is the only instance so far as known where a large band of Indians have work. Stael Car Plant for Hill's Line. Superior, Wis., July 29. The Great Northern road has . authorized the construction of shops in Superior for the purpose of building steel ore and freight cars. The total- cost of the buildings and equipment is estimated at about $200,000. NORTH CAROLINA WINS. The Railroads Agree to Observe the ' Rate Law. Raleigh, N. C, July 29. The state of North Carolina has won in- its fight to have its passenger rate law f two and one-fourth cents observed by all the railroads pending an . appeal to the courts by the roads of the state which propose to fight the law. The promise of obedience to tne law by the Southern railway and the At lantic Coast Line railway, which since July 1, the date set for the rate law to go into effect, has . been violating the law, was given at a conference which the railroad company sought with Gov ernor Glenn, who had stated that as a precedent to any agreement he might make, the two and one-fourth cent rate first must be put into effect. The conference was a private one, newspaper men being excluded at the request of the railroad attorneys. After the conference Governor Glenn stated that at the beginning of the conference the railroad representatives stated that they were ready to agree to the two and one-fourth cent rate, in letter, it later to be tested in the original in junction case before Judge Pritchard, an appeal if necessary to be taken by the state to tne supreme court or tne United States, while the railroads would appeal the case to tne jNortn Carolina supreme court and if neces sary take the case, on writ or error to the supreme court of the United States. August 8 was agreed upon as the time for putting into effect the two and one fourth cent rate. - E. F. A CLARK WINS Topcka Contractor Will Erect Build ings at Fort Hays. Hays. Kaii.. "July" 29 Contracts for the erection of two new -buildings, additions to the Fort' Havs State Normal school. were awarded Saturday to E. F. A. Clark of Towka. His bid was for $36,000. and there were three other bidders against him. - , Under the terms of the contract the new buildings must be cbmDleted by July 1 next. They will double the capacity of tlie institution. A Leavenworth Holdup. Leavenworth, Kan., July 29. John McCreary,.an old resident of this city, was held up ' and " robbed Saturday evening. Ha was about to alight from a southbound Missouri Pacific train at the union depot when three m.ir. caught him in the vestibule of a car and took $25 in cash and a watch from him. The robbers did this with fifty people close by. None realized what was taking . place. After the haldup the robbers jumped from the train and escaped. - ARE INDIGNANT. Reading Friends of Mabel Level Make Vigorous Protest. Think Man Responsible for Her Death Needs Punishment. CAN'T UNDERSTAND. Fear the Body of the Girl Was Not in the Coffin. Would Raise a Fund to Investi gate Tcpeka Mystery. Reading. Kan., July 29. The death at Topeka by an operation of Mabel, or Mamie Level, is deeply , regretted here where she was reared, and indignation over the failure to prosecute the man alleged to be guilty of her death is very general. Perry Taylor, believed to have wrong ed her, came here two years ago from 1 opeka to help pick the apple crop, and met her in the orchards. After a brief luui loujp ue proposed marriage, was accepted, and with a marriage license issued at Emporia went with her to Rev. McKenzie to have a marriage cer emony performed. Rev. McKenzie re fused to marry them because of her age, an imperfect license, and the rumor that he had a wife in Topeka. Taylor in a fit of anger tore up the license, de nounced tne minister and left with the statement that he did not need a license to marry her anyhow. She was taken to Topeka by himi and the culmination leaves people here so indignant that they will subscribe a fund, i necessary, to do justice to her, and warn others. They can not understand why the mat ter is dropped and where the attempt to hush it comes from. There is a pre valent suspicion that the body of the girl has been disposed of in Topeka, as friends were refused a view of the body under instructions not to open the casket or case containing it on its ar rival here, where the burial was made. CIMARRON TO CELEBRATE. In Honor of Her Twentieth Birthday There Will Be a "Round Up." Cimarron, Kan., July 29. On Tues day Gray county will celebrate her twentieth birthday anniversary at Cimarron by a large picnic and varied programme of speeches, sports, etc. The markers for the Santa Fe trail will be set with appropriate cere monies. The State Historical society has given Gray county four markers which will be placed at different points in the county. The Cimarron crossing, one of the historic points on the trail, is about two miles west of Cimarron and the place now occupied bf the city of Cimarron was once an important camping place for the freighters. One of the markers will be placed in the heart of the town, on the corner of two of the most important intersecting streets, which is directly on the old trail, and this will be set during the celebration. - W. R. Stubbs of Law rence will be the principal speaker. The poem,' "The Santa Fe Trail," writ ten by a Kansas poet, - N. Pearson of McPherson;' which recently appeared i several papers, will be recited at the Drogramme. An automobile race, colt show, irri gation exhibition, ball game, athletic sports, awarding of agricultural prizes and other attractions are expected to draw the biggest crowd to Cimarron that has congregated in many years. CAWKER CITY CHAUTAUQUA. Bishop Vincent and Senator La Fol lctte Two of the Attractions. Cawker City, Kan... July 29. Bish op Vincent, whose recent remarks on the subject of revivals attracted so much comment, is one of the speak ers at Lincoln Park Chautauqua, which meets here August 10th to 25th. Bishop Vincent, known as the "father" of the Chautauqua move ment, will deliver the address on Recognition day. August 20th, and his coming is eagerly awaited, as it is expected that the storm of criticism aroused by his remarks will lead him to express himself more ful ly than he has done heretofore. Sen ator Le Follette will be at Lincoln park on August 12th, and Governor Cummins will be the speaker on Na tional day, August 22. For these speakers the Missouri Pacific will run excursion trains on both its north and south branches, and immense crowds are expected. BABY WAS UNINJURED. Storm at Ashland Blew Walls Upon a Sleeping Child. Ashland, Kan., July 29. A heavy rain fell here late Friday, accompanied by destructive winds in some localities. Three inches of water fell within an hour. The house of John Craig was un roofed and the walls fell upon a bed in which a baby was sleeping. The child was uninjured. Y. P. C. U. Elects Officers. Pittsburg, Kan., July 29. The dis trict convention of the Young People's Christian union of the United Breth ren church of southeastern Kansas, which has been in session in Pitts burg, elected these officers late' Sat urday: President, R. H. Bennett of Tola; vice president, G. W. W.. Atkin son of Pittsburg: corresponding secre tary, Mrs. Nellie Ayling of Toronto: recording secretary. Miss Mabel Wag goner of Parsons; treasurer, M. L. Vexie of Iola; junior superintendent, Mrs. C. V. Bertch of Pittsburg. Fell Bead on the Sidewalk. Hutchinson, Kan., July 29. V. H. Prater of Kansas City, Kan., died here Saturday on the sidewalk. He had Just cashed a check at the State Exchange bank, his wages earned as a member of a local threshing ma chine crew, and had walked out of the bank. Dr. S.-M. -Colladay said death was due to a cerebral hem orrhage. Western Postmasters Named. Washington, July 29. These postmas ters have been appointed: Indian Ter ritory Delight, district 13, Thomas Rag land, vice Paul Armstrong, deceased. Karsas Cabbell, Logan county, Mary L. Wclf, vice C. M. Cornelison, resigned. Oklahoma Nlles, Canadian county, V. A. Niles, vice C. D. Garvin, resigned; Streeter, Day county. Anna B. Redden, vice W. S. Anderson, deceased. Three Inches of Rain Fell. Jamestown, Kan., July 29. The heaviest rain of the year fell here Saturday night, and has practically Insured the corn crop against failure. Three inches and a half of water fell and farmers are Jubilant, as pastures and meadows were . exceedingly dry. When Cooks and Servants Fail. When cooks fail you and I servants fail you and domestic 1 problems come thick and fast there is mm Q g 0 i I Shredded WHieaff 1 to lean upon in every emerg- ency. Ready-cooked, ready-to- 0 serve, it is delicious for break- 5 fast or for any meal in com- D bination with strawberries or R other fresh fruits. Contains more nutriment than meat or R eggs and is more easily digested Try TRISCUIT as a Toast in place of white bread. i D i o i i For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to re store crispness, pour hot or cold milk over it, add a little cream and a little salt ; or, sweeten to taste. Shredded Wheat is delicious and wholesome for any meal in combination with fresh or preserved fruits. At your grocers. miisi;icaiiiE3HBaiiBaiiBaiiEzaiiK3iiBaiia Plowing for wheat is going on rapid ly, and this rain will put the ground in excellent condition for work. Fell 100 Feet to His Death. Pittsburg, Kan., July 29. Falling a sheer distance of 100 feet from the top of the standpipe at Mineral Sat urday afternoon, Ernest Gleason. 24 years old, met instant death after be ing crushed and mangieu by the force of his fall. Kanss Rural Carriers. Washington, July 29. These rural free delivery carriers have been appointed: Kansas Greenwich, route 1, George L. Devore, carrier, Robert M. Elliott, sub stitute. PETTUS IS DEAD. United States Senator From Alabama Expires af Age of 86. Hot Springs, N. C, July 29. Senator Edmund W. Pettus of Alabama died Saturday night at 10 o'clock at Hot Springs, this state, from the effects of a stioke of apoplexy, with which he was seized while at breakfast Friday morning. His body was paralyzed and he never recovered consciousness. Senator Pettus' daughter and his grandson, E. W. Pettus, Jr., reached Hot Springs an hour before the sena tor's death, but he did not recognize them. The attending physicians say that from the moment of the apoplexy stroke Senator .Pettus sutTered no pain. The body will be taken to Selma, Ala. for interment. The funeral services probably will be Held in Selma Tuesday or Wednesday. Senator Pettus arrived in Hot Springs about a w-eek aso from Tate Springs, Tenn. Up to the time of his seizure he was apparently in the best of health. At breakfast Friday morning, it is said he was unusually cheerful, and when he was stricken the guests of the hotel believed he merely had had a fainting fit. Senator Pettus celebrated his eighty-eighth birthday anniversary in Tate Springs last week and on that occasion his unusual vigor was the sub ject . of comment. Senator John T, Morgan, Senator Pettus' colleague from Alabama, died June 1 at 82. In 1893 a vacancy occurred in one of the federal judgeships of Alabama and General Pettus decided that he would like to round out his legal career by serving on the United States bench. He packed up his satchel and made a trip to Washington for the purpose of enlisting Senator Pugh's support for the appointment. The train on which Mr. Pettus traveled arrived In Wash ington about 5 o'clock in the morning. It was too late to go to bed and too early to do anything else but go and see Senator Pugh. So the Alabama lawyer clambered into a cab and drove to the senator's house. He rang the bell loudly. A negro woman answered after a lapse of time long enough to indicate that the servant had been called from her bed. Sticking her head through the door, she asked what was wanted. "I want to see Pugh," answered Pet tus. "He's in bed." "That's all right. I'll go to his room." And he went. "Hey there, Pugh, wake up," said Pettus when he had discovered the slum bering statesman. Pugh awoke, for Pettus' voice was In proportion to, his frame. "There'3 a vacant Judgeship down in our state, and I want it," said Pettus, while Pugh was rubbing his eyes. "Pettus, you are too old," said Pugh as he rolled over in bed. "Pugh, you are a fool," retorted Pet tus, "and If I am too old to be a judge, I am not too old to be a senator." He strode out of the room, frothing Cream, Sugar, and a squeeze of lemon in ICED PO D:l clous for hot days. Read "The Road to Wellville" in pkgs. There's a Reason" !3S TUM &8Uf i4 $vi r 2i4 mm with anger. The cab went straight back to the railroad station, . where Pettus took the first train home. He had noc been back in Selme. five minutes befora everyone in the village knew that he. was a candidate for United States sen ator. He stumped the entire state, go ing into the furthermost counties to . press his claim for recognition. His cam paign cry was too old to be a Judge, but not too old to be a senator. He won an overwhelming victory and has been in the senate ever since. Here are some of the things Senator. Pettus did at 86: Chewed tobacco, drank liquor mod erately, read his Bible, ran no bills, callad his wife sweetheart, saw death far off, worked although a senator, brim med with subtile humor, carried a red bandanna, loved flowers, enjoyed a poker game. CALL IS ISSUED. Transmlsslsslppl Congress to Meet at Muskogeo in November. Kansas City, Mo., July 29. The of ficial call for the eighteenth annual session of the Transmississippi Com mercial congress to be held at Mus kogee, in the new state of Oklahoma, November 19, 20, 21 and 22 next, has been Issued. Representation is pro vided for as follows: The governor of each state and ter ritory may appoint ten and not more than twenty delegates; the mayor of each city one delegate and one addi tional delegate for each rive thousand inhabitants, provided, however, that no city shall have more than ten del egates; each county may appoint one delegate through its executive offi cers; each business organization one delegate and one additional delegate for every fifty members, provided, however, that no such organization shall have more than ten delegates. Governors of states and territories, members of congress of the United States and former presidents of the Transmississippi Commercial congress are exofficio members with all the privileges of delegates except voting. The call says: "The executive committee respect fully directs attention to the fact that the Transmississippi Commercial congress, in holding its eighteenth an ual session co-incident with the ad mission into the federal union of the new state of Oklahoma, follows a pre cedent long established of maintain ing a foremost position in all matter affecting the material advancement of the region west of the Mississippi river. Then admission of Oklahoma and Indian Territory is therefore sug gested as a fitting occasion for the assembling of the commercial inter ests of the Transmississippi states. Tho message of the president or tna United States to the national congress, January 23, 1907, indorsing tne tecom mendations from the Transmississippi Commercial congress which were adopt ed at the Kansas City session, urging a closer commercial union with the Latin republics, again brings forcibly to the attention of the commercial hnriies of the Transmississippi section the necessity for fuither agitation along this line, to the end that the commerce of the country may be so enlarged as nhtSin rmrpstricted and speedy in tercourse with the republics of Central and Southern America. "Attention is also airectea io uw nromtit action of President Roosevelt In appointing an inland waterways com mission, whose duties it is to prepare and report a comprehensive plan for thf improvement for the river systems of the United States. Inasmuch as the Transmississippi states and the terri tories are especially inieresieu n commission, the commercial organiza tions of this section are urged to give this matter attention when delegates are selected to attena ine rainsrma. Other subjects meniionea in me cum for discussion are rorest reserves, me creation of a department of mines and mining, co-ordinate wiin me depart ment of agriculture; nvtra mm iwiuuio, federal supervision and the right of the government to secure me tuoi ui isol ation by a leasing system upon water, land or timber; operation of the no tional reclamation act;- drainage of submerged public lands; scientific farm ing as a means of reclaiming the public grazing lands in the semlarid states; municipal, state and federal owner ship; statehood for New Mexico; pri vate : monopoly; Panama and the ca nal; merchant marines; Irrigation; beet culture and the sugar industry and immigration.