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From Left to Eight in Front Row Are H. W. Roberts, Nebraska; L. Newman, Great Falls, Mont.; Lou D. Sweet. Denver, Colo.; Col. W. S. Hopewell, Albuquerque, N. M.; Douglas White, Los Angeles; Brigadier General William Marli
Representing President Taft; Senator Francis G. Newlands, President of the Congress; Major Richard W. Young, Salt Lake City; George F. Barstow, Barstow, Tex.; John Fairweather, Fresno, Cal.; J. B. Case, Abilene, Kan.; Richard F. Bui
El Paso, Tex.; A. E. Chamberlain, Great Falls, Mont.; Dr. Seymour B. Young, Salt Lake City; Secretary Arthur Hooker, Spokane; H. A. Mark, Nebraska delegate; Oscar L. Cox, Salt Lake City. . i
m (Continued frcm Pago One.)
having the development of the nation i
at heart, whs mndc an issue agnin at
the morning session 'cstcrday. Though J
; the suggestion provokod strong oppo-
I sition when first, presented Tuesday
morning, it appeared to havo many !
I forceful advocates j'estcrday and it". '
; may develop the principal fight of tho- j
present congress when it comes up i
H for final settlement in resolution form
H Breach Is Widened. ;
Hf Despite the conciliatory speeches jf
B. Congressman W. R. Smith of Texas and
Senator Krancls G. NTewlands, the rc
V fcpecllvc lioads of the irrigation commll
w toes of (lie national house and senate,
ML the opnn broach between the federated
E water users association and the agents
of the government reclamation service
flf became more pronounced than ever at
A yesterday's sepslons. Several resolutions
bearing on the question, one of them
mk urging that the control of water after
the engineering and construction of pro-
Joels lias been coinpleled. be placed in the
H bands of a commission recruited from
M among the waior users or agricultural
experts selected by civil service exam
m Inotion. thus taking the control out of
R the hands of the reclamation agents.
K wore introduced. From the favorable
i manner in which these resolutions were
j received It Is probable they will be
H: adopted.
je A' resolution aimed to extend and solld-
Bi ify the international aspects of the com-
tj gress was introduced by Vivaldo Coar-
K acy of Drazll, at the morning session.
IScnor Coaracy pointed rfut that the
problem of irrigation was no more vital
to America than to many foreign lands
and that co-operation of effort was tho
surest method of arriving at the solution
of the problem throughout the world.
mm Would Extend Scope.
His resolution was as follows:
"Be It Resolved, That the congress of
Irrigation create a foreign committee
composed of mfcmbers of tho national
executive board of tho congress and rep
resentatives of foreign countries inter
ested In Irrigation-, that the work of
such a committee bt. to centralize nnd
exchange any Information about Irriga
tion projects, works and legislation all
over the world in order that all nations
of the cartb may co-operate with their
respective experience, in this work of
peace nnd improvement of the conditions
of habltabllity of the world for man,"
The introduction of the resolution met
! with much applause.
The morning session began with an in-
formal discussion of irrigation subjects
by delegates from the body of the hall.
An onen forum enabling all delegates to
air their personal opinions and expe
riences was maintained for more than an
1 hour.
. After the introduction tof a eroup of
' four resolutions by W. D. Henderson of
Texns and John C. Bell of Colorado, por
alnlng to benefits of relief desired by
Hie water users association nnd short
discussions thereof. John Fairweather of
California reopened Hie coniroversv over
Mio proposed consolidation of the con
gress with other bodies. Mr. Fairweather
favored such a merger. Tho congress has
arrived at a point, he said, where It
needs a greater combination of Interests
lo effect Its purposes.
Need More Money.
II "At present Die agricultural department
of the sovernment gets a paltry $16,000.
000 annual appropriation." ho said,
"which 1 scarcely 3B much as Is appro
printed for a single battleship. Th gov
ernment should be ashamed or this mea
ger pittance to one of the most vital
departments or the nation. The fnrmpr
nays the bill for the battleships to a
I ; large degree hut he practically Is Ig-
ii nored when It comes his turn at the pork
J ( barrel.
i i; "The far reaching Xewlands bill calls
I f i for an appropriation of S."0.000.00p a vcar
fd "T agricultural purposes and ifi bv c'nm
mt blnlng our congress with the drainage
Hi i congress, the dry farming- congress and
mm j. others we can further that bill and other
mt h constructive legislation then I am In fa-
ft vor of the consolidation."
J , i1 Other delegates talked for and against
;! 'uc merger and tho question finally was
'! dropped to be taken up todav through
mu i 5 the resolutions committee. From all ln
mm f dicatlons a majority of the delegates will
mm ft vole against the merger.
mm -1 "Immigration" was the subject of an
h address by C. B. Schmidt, immigration
H 3 commissioner for the Rock Island lins.
km i J, rovlowcd the history or great Immfgra-
mu ton movements rrom the earliest exo-
mm 5 riuscR of the whlto race out of Aula
HfM l,n to comparatively modern move-
ment into western America, including the
Mormon movement.
"In 1X07 Zcbulon Montgomery Pike, the
great explorer, reported that the country
west of the Missouri river was nothing
but a vast desert, incapable of human
habitation," Mr. Schmidt declared. "Now,
little more than a century since that
sweeping condemnation of a whole po
tential empire, many millions of people
arc living happy and prosperous lives
in the kindly bosom of that same 'desert'
nnd the transcontinental lines are taxed'
to their limits In hnndllng the produco
and the supplies of the mighty kingdom
of agriculture that has meet) established
there. In five yenrs tho lines of Urn
Rock Island brought 200,000 settlers into
Its western territory and the rapid pop
ulation of the country is not abating.""
C. F. Brown, consulting drainage engi
neer, formerly In tho government service,
spoke Instructively of the "Drainage of
Waterlogged and Alkaline Irrigated
Lands." His address In part follows:
Very few who are familiar with the
agriculture of the Irrigated regions
have failed to recognize the presence
of the seepage and alkali problems
and the serious handicap thereby
placed upon portions of most Irrigated
regions. The question Is one that
confronts every irrigated section to a
gTcatcr or less, degree and will always
require attention. Steep surface
sjopes and deep ground water do not
guarantee absolute Immunity from
this evil. The trouble has been wide
spread In the western states, many
remedies and antidotes have been of
fered,, but the only and final universal
remedy Is under drainage.
It Is my purpose, however, to con
fine my remarks to the economical
phases of the subject by mentioning
In general the extent and location of
such lands now needing drainage; ex
amples or successful reclamation;
the absence of difficult engineering
and construction problems, and the
profits resulting from reclamation.
Proof Is at Hand.
Those unfamiliar with the latest
advances In methods of reclaiming
such lands will probably want to
know the success attending efforts to
drain. As illustrative of successful
reclamation let us examine an experi
ment at Hyde park, Cache valley.
This tract of forty acres had original
ly been very good land, but had re
verted to wet pasturage and water
grasses following Irrigation of the
bench above. An expenditure of $16
per acre was made for tilling, and
. such crops ns fifty bushel.-? of wheat
and 100 bushels of oats per acre were
grown the following year. Last year
it produced from twenty to twenty
five tons of sugar beets per acre.
This tract was affected with an ex
cess of water only, and was not alka
line. These and many other notable
examples are conclusive proof that
practically all of the lands, once fer
tile and productive, but now aban
doned on account of seepage and
alkali, can be reclaimed with great
Senator George Sutherland of Utah, In
a brief address endorsed the work of the
congress and pledged his support to
whatever constructive legislation It might
advocate In the national senate. He 'paid
a. high tribute to Senator Newlands of
Nevada, president of the congress, de
claring the Newlands Reclamation act
to be the greatest piece of constructive
legislation of the age-
Praises Newlands.
"No more able service for Irrigation
and reclamation has been given by any
man than that of Senator Newlands,"
said Senator Sutherland, "To his efforts
was due .largely the passage of the
reclamation act tun years ago. This act
contemplates the disposition of the re
mainder of the public domain without ex
pense to tho government, for under the
law they wll reclaim themselves,
j "No stronger argument for a great na
tional policy to carry Irrigation to every
region where It Is needed to reclaim the
soil could be presented than the concrete
example or Salt Lake and Utah. From
the desert solitudes found here sixty-five
years ago has sprung a city of surpassing
beauty and a state, so rich that its re
sources never can be exhausted: and all
through Irrigation. It ts a striking ex
ample of the magic that results when
Idl water Is united with idle land."
How to Cut Prices.
Truman G. Palmer of New York, gov- '
ernment beet sugar Investigator, Hpeak
Ing at the mprnlng session, said that the
completion of the Panama canal, expan
sion of the good roads movement and In
crease of cultivated arnas by Irrigation
were the throe grit factors that wl'l
hck the upward trend of prices and re
duce the con of living to its normal basis
Increase of farm products through irri
gation and decreasu of the cost of trans
porting the products to the markets by
means of better roads and cheap water
transportation will solve tho problem, he
Mr. Palmer's subject was "National
Economy and High Cost of Living as
Affected by Sugar Beet Culture." He
said that production of more sugar beets
also would help to reduce the cost of
living, inasmuch as tho beet had come to i
be one of the most Important items of
agriculture. In part ho said: j
Advocates Co-Operation.
John II. Lewis, state engineer of Ore
gon, told the delegates how money could
bo saved nnd greater benefits obtained
through co-operation In Irrigation and
power development. He said it was an
uneconomical and narrow policy to make
appropriations for either power or Irri
gation development without taking steps
to utilize the water thus controlled nnd
stored for every -possible purposo to
which It could be put. He advocated the
treatment of tho nation's water problem
from a broader standpoint In tho future,
taking much tho samo stand as Senator
Nowland3 did' In his speech, namely,
that the great waterways should be
harnessed for manifold purposes, Includ
ing flood prevention, Improvement of
navigation, storing of flood water for
purposes of irrigation and power.
Pleads for Measuring".
Speaking of "Why Irrigation Water
Should Be Measured, " Blchard R. Lyman
of the University of Utah, pleaded forci
bly before the morning session of the con
gress for an auditing and bookkeeping
system to keep an account of all water
used for Irrigation, both as a means of
preventing- water wasto and of saving
the land from tho ruinous effect of too
much Irrigation. Ho said in part:
Waste Held Apparent.
Water, In tho west at least, repre
sents money counted inuntol mil
lions, If a banker were to handle
cash of one one-thousandth part of
this, value wlthoiit keeping accounts,
without making records, that banker
would find himself verv quickly in
the clutches of the law. Tt Is as im
portant to know and to kcop a record
of- the amount of water that flows
In a stream, to know to whom this
water belongs, and to whom and In
what quantities It Is distributed, as
It is to keep a record of the amount
of gold a mine produces, the amount
of cash a bank handles, to whom this
wealth belongs, and how, to whom,
and In what quantities It Is dis
tributed. Spry Is for Utah.
Governor Spry told the delegates at
the afternoon session what Utah .as a
state Is doing In irrigation. In part,
he said:
Utah will go on with Its statc pro
jects as rapidly as its' finances will al-
0ut hcr we nave a deep and
abiding realization or the value of
turning water upon the arid soil and
the National Irrigation congress can
rest assured that Utah will be always
in the vanguard of the states in the
reclaiming of Its lands.
Utah is Indeed glad to have so manv
foreign representatives within her
gates. W,. hope to gather from them
much wisdom and many new Ideas to
spur us on to the surmounting of our
obstacles and solving of our prob
lems. In turn wc are only too glad
to offer them the fruits of our expe
rience and to wish them success In
tho. working out of their own destin
ies. Recalls Early History.
As you have been told so many
limes in tho past few days, It was
hern that Irrigation began in the
west. But after all It was not much
of a beginning. A furrow In tho vir
gin soil caused by the driving- of a
plough from tho waiting wnters of
the little stream that tumbled down
Into the plain from the mountains
to the field where the pioneers had
decided to plant their first crop, was
tho first Irrigation project. There
was not time nor any adequate means
for. nor, perhaps, any thought of
high lines, of reservoirs or of diver
sion dams. But out of that crude
furrow sprang thc gigantic projects
of today. From the gcrrn of an Idea
horn there grew one of tho might
iest movements In the hlslorv of the
world for the furthering of "civiliza
tion, of prosporlty and human wel
fare. Since, that memorable occasion
Utah has accomplished manv irriga
tion achievements. Two big projects
have been built and one of them tho
Piute project, has been peopled with
settlors and the land disposed of.
Other projects will be built as fast
as the slate has the means to do so.
It Is our purpose to reclaim the land
and sell. It to, the settlers at actual
cost of reclamation, which, at tho
project-s already undertaken, has been
about $35 an acre. It has not been
the purpose of th? statt. to malf
profit In dollars and cents, bm In thn
extension of Its cultivated area anil
In the furthering of the prosperity
and happiness of Its citizens, tho
state Is repaid beyond measure.
I ror one strongly favor tho Increas
ing of the government's bonded In
debtedness for reclamation purposes.
Twenty or fifty million dollars ap
propriated for reclamation Is a mere
bagetelle when we consider the good !
that is done. Utah has come to a
firm realization of this principal and
It will always he ready with voice
and vote to further all reclamation
Irrigation contemplated In tho fu
ture. Governor T. Oddle of Nevada came
next with an able address on Irrigation
progress In his state. He said In part:
Tho problem of irrigation, the re
clamation and colonization of our arid
wastes, time has at last crowded to
the foremost place In Nevada. Two
years ago the state legislature awak
ened lo llio urgent necessity of con
sidering tho ways and means of pro
moting our agricultural development.
And It was time! After forty-eight
years of statehood, with the great
examples of California and Ulah on
our eastern and western borders,
with over 70,000,000 acres of land all
told, only a little over 1 per cent of
the total area Is under cultivation
about SG0.000 acres.
Excluding 12,000,000 acres of alkali
waste and barrens, and 40,000,000
acres of mountainous and rolling
grazing lands, used as stock ranges,
we yet have remaining 18,000,000 acres
of arable valley lands, possessing a
rich soli and a fruitful climate, oth
er than In respect to humidity. Five
per cent of this empire of arable
. valley Lands are now under cultiva
tion. The reclamation of the remain
ing DC per cent is the present and the
future problem of the state. 1 can
bring tho National Irrigation con
gress this cheerful news, that we
' have made more actual progress in
state reclamation the last twelve
months than in any previous like per
iod In our history.
Pioneer in Utah Work.
More than usual Interest attached to
the address of Postmaster A. L. Thomas
at the afternoon soi&lon. for It was he
who, as governor of the territory of
Utah In lSf(2, issued the call for the
first mcetlns of lrrlgationlsts at which
the National Irrigation congress was or
ganized. Mr. Thomas recounted the first ex
periments in Utah and the events which
led up to the decision to bring about a
union of irrigation Interests. He paid
eloquent tribute lo Wllford Woodruff, for
mer president of the Mormon church, and
George Q. Cannon, prominent In public
life at that time, for the part they
played In the movement.
"The tide of emigration had flowed
from east to west," he said. "It had
reached the Pacific coast and had surged
Inland to these arid valleys, seeking the
golden opportunities the west was sup
posed to offer. The population was grow
ing and water had b'ecome the vital need.
Then began tho momentuous experiments
in Irrigation on aii extensive scale. On
these experiments hinged the life or death
of the great west. How well they sue
ceeded these teeming valleys of the Wa
satch and scores of others In neighbor
ing states bear eloquent testimony."
Voice From Antipodes.
In a speech that provoked repeated ap
plause and which throughout was so rich
In Interest and so impelling In delivery
that even the official timekeeper forgot to
tap the boll until the speaker had taken
twice the allotted thlrtv minutes. Nlel
Nielsen, trade and immigration commis
sioner to the United States and Canada
for the government of New' South Wales,
Australia, told the congress what Aus
tralia is doing In the reclamation move
ment. Mr. Nielsen scouted statistics, prefer
ring rather to draw his comparisons and
drive home his arguments with oratorical
metaphor and striking humor.
He declared there should be no such
thing as ownership of land, for the land
Is the heritage of the people. It Is a
commodity differing from all else, he said,
because It Is the vital and fundamental
basis for the subsistenco of the human
"That is the principle that obtains in
Australia at least," he said. "There wc
have land holders but not land owners.
And the duties Of (he land holders are
more important than Ids privileges. He
cannot He up his land, keeping It from !
Its rightful function of producing. A
man might lock up a million pounds of
precious metal and keep It. forever Idle
and it would not neuessarllv affect his
neighbors, but when a man trios to lock
up a million acres of land and keep It
Idle he Is committing a ciimo against
the people that should not be tolerated.
The time Is coming In the world when a
few Individuals cannot control the birth
right of tho race."
Notes Utah Product.
Mr. Nlelson talked entcrtalnlnglv of
his nutlvo land from manv standpoints
He expressed the hope that soon the
greatest stream of commerce that flows
from one land to another win unite Aus
tralia to America. Utah apples, he said,
already are llndlng a promising market
In his country.
The projects under way by the govern
ment of Now South Wales wore compared
lo those of America. The spooler said
that In his country there are no pcrplex-
ing water right problems such as con
front the American projects. Everything
Is under dirct government control ami
the water and tho land belongs lo tho
statc. the settler holding 11 only during
his Incumbency. From this he digressed
to speak of "practical socialism" as JL
has been adopted in Australia. In con
clusion he said:
"Lot the flowing waters of our Irri
gated lands be as a stream of brothev'y
love to bind together these two great
offshoots of the Anglo-Saxon race Al
though wo may not bo considered ex
actly us people of ono destiny, may we
always work together In peace and har
mony to carry out each his own des
tiny as should two great peoples drawn
from one common stock and living under
similar conditions, both carrylug the en
ergy of youth with thorn in the vanatiard
of civilization And both uniting as an
example to the other nations of earth
that the arts of peace are truly greater
than the conquests of war."
Greeting From Canada,
William H. Falrchild of Canada was in-'
troducod by President Newlands as the
representative of a "country we love so
well that we have been accused of having
designs upon 1L" Mr. Falrchild spoke
but briefly.
"We may not have succeeded In bring
ing about commercial reciprocity between
the United Stales and Canada, but cer
tainly we havo and always will havo a
reciprocity of Ideas, a reciprocity of mu
tual Interests and regard. Across tho
thread like line of boundary between us
I stretch tho hand of fellowship and wel
come on behalf oT tho Dominion of Can
ada to the Irrigation congress."
Norman S. Rankin, president of tho
Western Canada Irrigation association,
enlivened the congress with a cluster of
appropriate verse about the man behind
tho plow. He spoke but briefly.
Though their limited knowledge of
English forbade any but brief remarks
of regard and admiration of the work
of the congress, the foreign envoys were
listened to with mucn interest and each
was applauded roundly.
Will Close Tonight.
Tonight the congress closes Its present
sessions with a grand ball at the Hotel
Utah. This afternoon will bo held the
election of officers and other concluding
business. Tho programme follows:
Morning meeting, 9:30 o'clock.
Invocation by the Rev. Charlos J,
Thirty minutes for discussion.
Address by Colonel William flanley of
"The Duty of Water in Idaho," by Don
Bark of Idaho, Irrigation expert of the
United Slates department of agricul
ture. "Duty of Waler In Orchards." bv Steve
Jayne of Washington. Irrigation expert ot
the United States dcpartmenl of agri
culture. "Pumping for Irrigation. " by II. S.
Lea, statc engineer .of South Dakota.
Lea. stale engineer of South Dakota. By
H. B. Walker of Kansas, Irrigation engi
neer of the Kansas Stale Agricultural
college. By Alex MePrcson of New Mexi
co, irrigation expert-
"Marketing of Irrigated Products," by
David Brown of Washington.
"Stock Raising and Dairying in the Ir
rigated Region," by Professor Lewis A.
Merrill of Utah, odllor of the Utah
"Co-operative Production and Market
ing of Farm Products." by Professor C.
M. Kvans. ' Agricultural, and Mechanical
collego of Texas. i
"Good Roads as a Slate and - National 1
Problem," by Dr. W. 12. Garrison, presi
dent New Mexico College of Agricul
ture. Afternoon meeting, ..lO o'clock. j
Music. j
Presentation of trophies and prizes, j
Report of committee on resolutions, i
Report of committee on organization.
Selection of next place of meeting.
Election of officers.
' Adjournment, sine die. I
"The his.tory of mankind's tight with
deserts all over the world has been a
history of the deserts' victory in the end.
This has been true all over tho world,
In Africa, Arabia and other places the
desert has eventually won the battle.
The big question wc Americans must face
Is, 'Will the experience bo repeated In
this country and will archaeologists of
the future have to hunt undin' the desert
sands for a history of tho people of
western United States V "
So declared George II. Maxwell of Cali
fornia, lawyer, farmer and director of
many different reclamation schemes, all
of which seek to Improve conditions by
the same method as urged bv Senator
Newlands in his river regulation act, at
last night's meeting of tho congress
The speaker paid a compliment to the
Irrigation congress president when ho
declared that his proposed bill wan worth
.three times as much as the present rec
lamation act. He said that tho passage
of the present act was a compromise ac
cepted by bollevors In stream source con
trol because of the narrowncsa of so
many congressmen who opposed 11.
"If all tho water which falls on -.the
! western slope of the Mississippi rhor-and
goes to waste in these arid regions could
be poured on the earth by proper con
servation, we could transform Ihls desert
Into a. most fcrtllo spot. Tho Mississippi
and Missouri rivers now do no good to
either the country In which they rise
or through which they flow, nnd much
damage to tho latter. If the waters could
bo stored .In reservoirs and tlood water
canals at the head of tho Ohio, Missis
sippi and Missouri rlvors. floods In the
lower Mississippi valley would be stopped
to a great degree, tho streams could bo
made more navigable and the water
saved could be used to make arid lands
valuablo for growing beautiful crops."
Holds Profits Evident.
In referring to the magnitude of the
undertaking the speaker said that In
ten years after Senator Newlands's plan
is put into effect we could build a new
Panama canal each year with the value
of the extra crop yield. He said that
50,000.000 acres can bo irrigated with tho
water wasted annually on tho western
Tho speech by Mr. Maxwell was tho
most Important of the evening. For
ninny years he was director of the Na
tional Irrigation -association, an organi
zation which worked hand In hand with
the Irrigation congress, lie also worked
for irrigation In Pennsylvania as director
of the Pittsburg- Flood association. He Is
now engaged In boosting the stream
source control Idea In Louisiana. Presi
dent Newlands Introduced him as from
California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana
After Mr. Maxwell had finished the presi
dent remarked that he should ha'e said
"Mr. Maxwell of the United States."
Boosts California.
An illustrated lecture given by W. H.
Ilolablrd, receiver of the Imperial valley
projqct of California was much enjoyed.
Mr. Holablrd extolled the beautiful cli
mate, of his state and had somo striking
pictures of his project as illustrations.
A paper on "State Aid in Land Set
tlement," written by Elwood Mead,
chairman of the stale rivers and water
supply commission of Melbourne, Aus
tralia, and president of tho third and
ninth Irrigation congresses, was read and
created much Interest. The paper dealt
witli the value of the state aiding the
farmers and thus keeping them from emi
grating to Canada.
An illustrated lecture was also given
by Charles W. Swenson, Jr., of Texas.
Mr. Swenson showed somo excellent views
of Irrigation in the Lone Star state, es
pecially on the Rio Grande project.
At the conclusion of the final meeting
of the congress today the new executive
committee will go Into session and trans
act the business which Is preliminary to
the next congress. Ono of the most im
portant actions at the meeting will be
the selection of the board of governors
of tho twenty-first congress. The ex
ecutive committee elects this board from
among its number. Each state repre
sented at the congress appoints a dele
gate to serve on the executive commit
tee. The committee on resolutions held two
more meetings yesterday. At the morn
ing meeting a subcommittee was dele
gated to get the resolutions in hand
ready for action by the general commit
tee. At the other meeting, held In the
parlors of the Hotel Utah last night, tho
report on the resolutions which 'will he
submitted to the congress today was pre
pared. A mooting of tho committee on perma
nent organization also convened again
yestcrduy to hear tho report of the sub
committee and to arrange for the recom
mendations which It will make to the
congress today. Among the most Im
portant of these recommendations is the
slate of officers, which appears clse
whure. It is said that a number of
changes In the constitution of the con
gress also will be suggested by the com
mittee. The permanent organization
committee shapes much of the business
of tho congress.
Sonalor Francis G. Nowlands of Ne
vada, president of (he National Irrigation
congress, smokes cigarettes.
What's more, the senator smokes 'cm
inside the Mormon temple grounds.
If you go to the night meetings or the
Irrigation congress, hold In the assembly
hall before tho meeting has started vou
probably will got a chance to see the
Jovial senator march up to the pulpit
with a cigarette In his mouth and a
trail of blue smoke floating behind him.
The senator evidently has not read tho
sign at the temple grounds entrance,
which reads, "Smoking- positively pro
hibited on these grounds." Last night ho
walked Into the congress smoking uncon
cernedly. Whon the meeting adlounicd
he again drew forth a cigarette and
lighted up, apparcnllv unconscious of the
shocked look on tho face of the caretaker,
who stood only a few feet away.
Several othcrn present, familiar with
the strict rule against snioklng.tm
looked shocked or grinned Nobod
anything, however, and the senator!
ly puffed away. iW
A trip to Emigration canyon V
taken this morning by delegates'
Irrigation congress and their v
Guest ribbons and delegates' badg
be accepted as Invitation emblems t
trip. The party will leave thoj
Utah at 0:30 o'clock this mornlni
case all the delegates do not wl
take the morning trip another ,-
car will leave the hotel at 1:30 '
this afternoon. The rnorning trai
return before noon A special lnvj
has been extended to all delegate
their friends to take the trip.
Tonight at the hotel an Invitatlo
In honor of officers nnd delegates?
congress will be given ats 8:30 o
Tho entertainment committee. iB'i
posed of W. n. Shearman, chal
Mrs. W. H, Cunningham, vice cha
Mrs. W. W. Armstrong. Mrs. K
Scheld. Mrs. George A, Snow, Mrs.
las White, Miss Marian Rooklldge.
Kate Williams, Miss Edith She
Warren C. Bogue, John D. Spencerj
ace S. Ensign, B. F Redman,-r.
Clark. '
Officers and delegates of tho Irrl
congress attended a special organ j
in the tabernacle at the conclusion
morning session yesterday. J, J
Clellan was at the organ and wi
slsted by Salt Lake's premier vl
Willard Welhe, and Horace Enaigni
During- the entire afternoon and)
lng lavish praise for the qualityii
programme, tho sklllfulnesa of Pr
McClellan and the unusual accoustlc
ertles for which tho building is -J
could bo heard everywhere the del
congregated after the concert. Pro
McClellan personally conducted a nt
of the officers around back of thai
organ to explain Its construction
Members of the Utah tatev
Keepers' association will moot
o'clock Saturday afternoon in til
sombly room in Honafjer's Bui
college for tho annual election o
cers. Other business will also he-i
up at the meeting, among this 1
tho formulation of a bill that tbej
havo preseuted to the logislatnn
quirinpr all bee keepers to buildi
hives so that they will be accd
to inspectors. They wilL also ask'
a state inspector bo appointed
ponoral committee will meet a
o'clock this forenoon to do some
liminary work for the association!
New 'C orporatifiijjj
Filed with tho secretary of etat
Eloctrlc Service company of Ol
Capital stock $10,000, shares. $1.J
Gcorgo W. Bariow, president and t
urer; Charles Hartley, vice prea!
Joseph W. Barlow, secretary.
Freshmen Under Charge. jJ
Principal Eaton of the high school!
liohcd a list of seniors yesterday.
site each name was a list of three JB
men boys. These froshmon will am
der the direct charge of the older?,
who will act as advisers. J.B
You Can't Bea
llif MIA
Mold Fire So ho.
W. J. Wolstonholmo, Manager
Arthur fcFarlanc, Secretary;
.Agents for J
King, Hiawatha, Black Hawk
"Wasatch 71D. 73 So.

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