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TRAIN ARRIVALS No. I 7-45 P m. No 45.50 P No. 710.55 p. m No. 8 6.40 p. m. No. 9 1 1.45 p. m. WEATHER FORECAST OeiYir. Colin October 3-Fiir toil e Her mrtl porfloo. Siotfij fair. WE GET THE NEWS FIRST NUMUEK 240 At N CONGRESS MEET NEXT YEAR AT SPOKANE Deleqates were Selection of the Next Meeting Place, While Pueblo Boosters Acquiesced and Gracefully Withdrew, Seconding the Motion for Spokane and Assur ing Washington City of Help in Mak ing Event a Success. DELEGATES COMPLETE PROGRAM TODAY AND ADJOURN AFTER MOST SUCCESSFUL SESSION YET CONVENED Congressman Joseph R. Randsell. President of Rivers and Harbors Congress Gives One of the Most Interesting Ad dresses Delivered Before the Congress, and Delegates Adjourn With Praise for Albuquerque and Her Citizens Congress to Result In Great and Lasting Benefit for New Mexico and the Great Southwest. TUB PROGRAM. Tonight. 1:00. Illustrated lecture. Con- ventlon hall. Nat M. Brighain, "The Grand Canyon.' 7:t0 to 10:30. Band concerts, carnival attraction. SUNDAY. OCT. 4. 2 p. m. Grand band concert at the exposition ground, parti- clpated In by the Mexican Na tlonal band, the Twenty-first In- fantry United State army band. 1:30 p. m. Baseball, Albu- querque y. Clifton. 8:30 p. m. Lecture at the Convention hall. Illustrated with stereoptlcon view, entitled "The Aien Who Won the West;" ad- mission free. All delegates and visitor invited. . An educational and historical treat. Grand pyrotechnic display at an expense of $2,000 at exposl- tlon park. The most magnificent showing of fireworks ever witnessed In the southwest. A feature of the evening' entertainment will be a reproduction In fire of the great Roosevelt dam of Arlxona, ! showing the Irrigated fields, the waters of the Salt river, the great canyon and reservoir con- ctructlon. amuquiciujik day. Momtay. Oct. 5. 9:00 a. m. Ground open for admission. 10:30 a. m. Mectinsr of grand lodge, I. O. O. F. Carnival at- tractions on the Cam no Real. Also Elks' day. Special atten- , tlon to be given vis. ting Elk- by Albuquerque lodge No. 461; smoker in the evening. 2:00 p. m. Horse racing. 2:30 p. m. Baseball. Albu- querque vs. Trinidad. 3:30 p. m. Military driils. In- dlan races and sports. 8:00 p. m. Carnival sports on the Camino Real. Monster di- play of fireworks, band concert at exposition grounds. Th.s dis- play has never been equaled. 8:30 p. m. Band concert. Tile Sixteenth National j.-t j;. , t conirress. for which th people of Al buquerque and of the tern-Tic- -l Ne M-xieo atid Ariz.ma liav.- I - -i preparing so vigorously ever -.ii t!iis city wa. chosen by the c -n - of Sa ramento f-r i-s 11 xt : i e . ineetii.g, U over. i' ir the benefit of thu-e fo wl. -rn historic arcuraiy is uf vitil nip rt ar.ee be It recorded, th.i: It .va-i brought to a close w.th a v -g -:ou-8trok-? of the hamm- r, il 1 v r 1 by the newly elected pre-M n', i;.-o:g-K. Barstow, at precisely 11. 1-j a. in., the election of (if fleers for t -e 1 ns 1 lng year and the location uf the Sev enteenth congress having beer, p -v.-ou-ly disputed of. Whlli? this morning's .- --1 -n. owl g to tile departure fr-mi t,- city :a t even'ng of many of ,- J a -. lack-'d much In at'-ndan - in - 111 parison with those ef p eu ,us -1 y . the Interest was w- l; fiet .-.in. J f in the outset not only by re s.m of -Jixt porti-m of the prog-am which ' .t with the rholce of loen-iin ,.f h-:-Seventeenth rnngrc.-s hut -n e . in of a most ab'e ad lr.-..s !e v r. d Consri-ssman Jos- nh K. l:in-l 11 ' Loui i:in;i, presMcnt f the N-itl -n .'. . Ing the bene tits to be derived by all Riv-r-i an I Harbors cwiitr".", on the j p -rti-irs nf the country frun the i aabj -t. Xav'gatii-n a' I'.- lat--! to !-- I deepening of navigable stream, and j r'gation." This f-a-u - a!.ie a c'.yiit is not too niu It to tay that he I r--pa -1 in-- ct-'i- aies i'-.i M'-n-r p .--lie for the time sp. m 'n a't -i ! n . Frank R. Ooudv. who.-.- '-'.,..,.., Service as presiding officer of tii- S X-t-ei.th coneres had be. n o::- of the chl f dellfc'hrs ,.f prcv. Ui .,o--ion , W. Unanimous in the having been called to Denver on Im portant business, Mr. Bartow occu pied the chair and together with the Indefatigable secretary B. A. Fowler of Phoenix, busied himself with the preliminaries of the session, while the Duke City band entertained the dele gate with music. The Invocation was delivered by Rev. Fletcher Cook, reo icr of the Episcopalian church of Al buquerque. From the start a disposition was evinced by those present to avoid, if possible, the necessity for an after iiOon meeting and a motion to suspend the rules was offered by Judge Falr wether cf California so that the elec tion of tf fleer might be proceeded with and the congress closed before noon. The motion was carried and the secretary by request read for the second time the report of the com mittee on permanent organization. At the close of the reading the report was unanimously adopted and the fol lowing officers declared elected for tli ensuing year: George E. Barstow. of Barstow, Texas, president; H. D. Loveland of Callfornta, first vice pres ident; It. E. Twitchell of La Vegas, second vice president; I. D. O'Donnell of Billings, Montana, third vice pres ident, and B. A. Fowler of Phoenix. Arlxona, secretary. During this por tion of the program Governor Kibbey of Arizona occupied the chair, Mr. ni.i unn i-iHfi 'I'll, ii was gen-Tally conceded t!i:it the honor con leireii upon It. !;. '".vitchell through his clioi - us see. .ml vice president of the s.'Vi !it -. nth '"i gre-j was a just tnliute tu hi-i un'lrlns efforts in b -h 1 !' of the .v.rni l 1 herinff. the Vol ume of which ( in I Ue.st appreciated " -T. ,n" - " " e, or the pre, " n"v' " "r"-:" mt-i s"cn ire- i "," "'' '" !.: him du ing the j week. The -u'ij i t of .1 meeting place for 1 th" congr. s. in 1 "i 1 which had been expected to biii. ut more or le-s ! friction b. tnnn t:i delegation from Spokane and 1 11 -1 1 .. was th' n. xt 1 rt : order of butm- 1, 1 re the congress. 'The sequ-1 demonstrated, however, J that tne spokan- i i :i and the PueblD l.iml liad s;g'e'l .1 treaty of peace 'during the "w. smi hours" of last nlht and th. au-li. : ee alter ll-t-ning I to toe addle- nf nvitation from IL I.. Moody of tin S;.- kane chamber ot Conuiii roc hud th- l.-iU-lty of hear 11 g Mr. M -Coikl-r !il .. in a tf ful x. condins spe. ' h. J .hii Short of Cd ifornla and Mr. Maxwell of lllin-.l-, ti.u iii-iKt eichu.-iustie irrm i:i"nist if then. all. also n.-cond.-.i th- mot. on which was made in b-ha!f of Spok.in . In the ad-lri-MH of the latt-r It i pl iinly Ind.cate-I that th-- coi-gre.-s j! 1:i10 would go to l'ueblo and th:it o' 1:M1 t ) Ariz ma. SK)k.-ne ir.t the con(fres f-ir 1309 h n the vote w called without a dN-enlini; v -! . The next feature on the program was the event of the morning, if not of the entire congress which from start to finish has been prolific In In struction and prolitable utterances from men who excel in the handling of subjects t which thry arc devot-j Ing the efforts of theT lines. It was (an ai-ire-.s irom lion. jn.-rph K. Kanadt-ll, c-msressmin from Iouis inn a. and p-tlleiu of the National' Rivers and Ilarbms congress. Mr. UansJell s a-i Iress In a-lditlon to Indicating the close relationship between the .rrigatl-n movement anil that of river anj larb r improve-in-nt, an-1 the effective voik for both olijeet which ghoul 1 be carried on as th.) result of cl -e co-uperatlon ie-tween the two congresses, coctat!. e I a mass of fa ts ami tlsures show- 1 ' wakened a I vely i-itere-t in the subject In a o.uait-r win re It was not previously ei-cugh a; predated. At the close of the ad Iress a rlsln? vote of thanks w as ten lered t ) Con gressman lUnsJell and the following J HI Klbbey of Arlsona: "Resolved, that this congress proves the action of the National Rivers and Harbors congress In or ganising the conservation league of America and expresses hearty sym pathy with the aim of the league looking to the better utilization of the waters of the country for all purposes connected with Irrigation." With the exception of the usual ncmher of announcement. from ihm se etary of the congress the address or congressman Ransdeil ended the , work of the Sixteenth National con- : gress and the convention after pass- ' ing a motion to adjourn sine die, ' resolved Itself Into an animated mass In and about the platform, the vari ous unit of which engaged In hand shaking and congratulation upon the successful work of the meeting. Presi dent Barstow and Secretary Fowler were the pivotal points of the group and It was 1 ociock berore tne last, straggling delegate left the Conven- tlon hall and the oppressive (Hence 1 which reigned throughout the great 1 building told all too eloquently that the makers of history who have been uuui B liltrir utruviiuirii i wui n n iiiiin Its walls during the week had depart ed therefrom forever. It Is difficult to predict at the pres ent writing just how much of real benefit will eventuate from the de liberation of the great body whose work was closed this morning. In it effect upon future legislation or In the spreading of a better knowledge of ways and mean among those en- renclutlon was offered by Governor gagea in tne great worn 01 reciama- . . . . , - tlon and conservation throughout the ce,ved b hlm from W- Stu.devant. arid west. That It will result, how- of st Lou'". In which the writer de ever, in an enormous Impulse In be- clarea that Governor Haskell's state half of these Important object goes ment ln nB letter of September 30. WhroughountS'the week there ha.'rdlng the latter' connection with been present In Albuquerque one ot k, Jndl" n, f . "n''" the most extensive gathering, of di.- J".0,1 tntlt ' mUeading. The tlngulshed men and women ever as-. , "r ,: . .embled In one place for the advocacy n Ucar M,r; President: 1 notice ?n of any serious purpose. Mingled with 1 Governor Haskell' letter of the date them and recruited from all portion ot September 10 the following state of the United States and through the metJt: Y6- I believe that I am de Associated Press from all quarter of . nuant a to certain government the civilised world have been the '""nslte lou In one of nearly 11.000 representatives of a virile press who , ,ulu V01 have brought against as have Industriously ana ably preach- ed the doctrines of the congress to an audience of millions of reading men and women and who from the first have been lending to the work of the congress the value of favor able Interpretation. The result which must come from the work of these men and the greet engine of publicity which they rep resent will not accrue alone to the cause of Irrigation, but will react this fall upon the action of the Con gress ot tha. United State when the enabling act for the admission of New Mexico and Arlsona come up for consideration. Incidentally, it should be added that the generous display which the city of Albuquerque has received during the week on the title pages of metropolitan journal from the Great Lakes to the gulf and from the Atlantto to the Pacific will ultimately be worth all It has cost and then some. ENGINEERS INSPECT GOVERNMENT PLANS Men-ting Held This Morning Wan At tended by I'Vm'Ign Itcprcisen tativrs. Messrs. Davis, Hale and Reld, rep resenting the United States reclama tion service, received all the foreign engineers attending the congress. In the office of D. D. Bronson, chief In spector for the forestry department. In the Occidental building this morn ing and exhibited to them all the de signs and drawings of the projects the government has in course of construc tion and under contemplation. There were present two engineers from France, one from Brazil, one from Porto Rico, two from Mexico, one from Germany and one from South Africa. All were mrprlsed at the extent to which Uncle Sam has undertaken the reclamation of his and land. Discussions were Indulged In In every language known to lin guists. A number of the foreign rep resentatives accepted Invitations to vlhit several of the projects. ni rim-; IX KKXTIVKY. I-x:ngton. Ky.. Oct. 3. The St. Charles hotel building was destroyed and Senator James H. Met'reary's law office and the Kentucky Iteglster's newspaper office and five other buiM ln' turned or riamaRe,) by a fire at Uichmond, Ky.. today entailing a loss of 170 000. The firemen were able to make but I ttle headway because of lack of water owing to the se vere drouth. 1AFT HAS INVADED SUNNY KANSAS Cuodiilnle Mukce Many S'cHics Tlirunli tin- Slut.- Tinliiy. Garden City. Kan., Oct. 3. To. lay Taft Invad.-I the Sunflower sLite ami before reaching Topeka tanlnht will have male 14 ppeeche--. Taft was ureatly pleased with h s reception last I 'u-ht at li-nvir when he addressed 1 2 000 people In the Auditorium, vvliil- th 01-anrls were turned away, be n unable to enter the great build In ir. The Taft sped il crossed th Kansas line at 6 o'd n k this morntnsr arid the first Ftop was at Syracuse f ir water. A good sized crowd pre. ted tile can liiate who shoek hands with a l umber and made a little ppeech. Me w-:il arrive at Topeka tonight at 6:0 where he will make the prin cipal speech of the day. HASKELL'S STATEMENT MISLEADING, SAYS STUROEVANT Writes ROOSOVelt Letter Tell- Ing of Oklahoma Gover nor's Connection With Indians. HE IS CHARGED IIIITII (Vrt mini lAfllH H'h HlD II BiSiSSS llllll blU I llttUU . Although Given an Opportunity tO Prove His Innocence His Attor neys Have Done Nothing But Seek Delay In Cases. Washington, Oct S. Prewldent j Roosevelt today gave out a letter r many aurerent honorable and high minded cltlsens of this state during the presidential campaign year, and will not undertake to deny that th-; petty politics for the purpose of Re publicanlzing about 20.000 Indian vot er waa your sole motive In hav.ng these suit brought, and 1 charge you with knowing that there ha been no dulay In these case except that caused by the court' deliberations, taken cy himself at the Urn he deemed neces sary to consider whether or not thei is any merik in the pti-U- c filed ly your attorney." The above statement regarding townslt suit la so Imperfect that it la entirely misleading. All of those suits ln which Haskell was defendant except one were filed In 1907, prior to Oklahoma' admission as a utat. Ho 1 charged with direct participa tion in the frauds through which the Indians were deprived of their prop erty and the bills seek to hold him personally liable for the Injury thus inflicted. He ha not answered to the merit In a single case, but all plea filed by hi attorneys are pure ly technical and necesstirliy dilatory in effect. Mott. attorney for the Creek nation, and myself have many times urged hearings on the merit of the cases, and I have personally proposed several time to hi attor neys of record that they file answer In the casea so that the hearing might be held on the merits and the casts disposed of. These suggestions have never yet met affirmative responses and the result Is that the eases have taken a regular course on a heavy docket. We have announced several time in open court and otherwl-e that w-e are ready for an Immediate hearing. This has been done with a view to obtaining a speedy adjustment of controversies and in order to give any person charged with pr mnry lia bility an opportunity to acquit him self of such charges, If nnss-M--, with out delay. This course coul 1 hav been pursued without a violation -f ultimate rights, as tho jurisdiction over parties and the subject of tiie matter can not be waived in the fed eral courts. Rut from reasons prob ab:y sufficient unto them, the d--f- nd ants have not approved It. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS U!10 AT LAS VEGAS (.rami llo in Scx-ldi foi-t Xljriit CI mix- Mcudow lly S'.ir for Sanitarium. J A location for the pr p-, d sin -taiium to b-- cons'. 1 11 t--d by the Knights of Pythias wa chosen ut the j c-I-is ng s- s-lon of the iiiaii-1 ..Use ye t- rday after an annual conv- lit on lasting two days. The report f the 1 committee was approved and ii- c.-pt-d and the site cho-en was Iis V (?i--. It Is reported that th- ground h.is al-rc-a 'y been pun-has- d. The l-'di? u -in ni mous y a i;.r.-v- d of the construction of a va 1 itarinm In New- M- xi 11 f 1 car ng for the su-k m-nibciM -if t e 1-ulue .-nil It Is r? ported that construct! -n vv 11 be b gun Immediately. WII NOT I.AM) MI X. Oct. 3. Admiral Sperry Man la his finally decided not to land any men here and to maintain pra- tka'ly quarantined ships during li s stay. lie .iUcU-sed the question with C.overn'-r Ceneral Smith before the action was determined upon. Tin re are still -ev-cral new cases of cholera repor-e! dally. The officers will be allowed a brief short liburty under close restriction. SPEEOING AUTOS LEAVE TRAIL OF INJURED ANDJEAD Twelve Racers Start But Num. ber Is Reduced to Six by Series of Accidents. ALREADY BROXEN Drivers Are Taking Big Chances In Mad Whirl For Honors and Race Will be Finished To night If There Are Any Left to Finbh. Brighton Beach Track, Oct. 3. With a train of Injured and dying men and hopelessly wrecked racing machine behind them, six of th twelve automobile that started In the 24 hour race at Brighton Beach track last evening were still ln a mad whirl this morning. Apparently prudence ha been cast to the wind and no chance is con sidered too great for the driver of the nylng machine. As a result all previous records are already eclipsed and if tho leaders maintain that speed to the end, nearly if not quite 10 miles will be added to the 24 hour figure. A piling up of the racing machine was avoided by a miracle during the night when four cars running close together were thrown Into confusion by Special Officer M. O. Flckell pass ing directly In their track. Three autoa avoided the dodging man but the fourth smashed Into him, throw ing htm sixty feet. He was picked up unconscious and I now ln a criti cal oondltlon. All other of th In jured are driver and mechanics, none seriously. The French car. No. 4. caught Are ln the seventh hour and th Italian entry. No. l erashet into a fence soon after, retiring both from the contest. Th Italian entry, driven by Da Palms, cracked two cylinder and the American car, driver by Cher- velet, froze It bearings. Both retired. At 8 o'clock thl morning th field had been reduced to six cars. At the conclusion of the twelfth hour the track was cleared to permit repair being made on the turn which had been badly cut up. It waa Intended to resume at 10 o'clock. This bring the race to a close at 10 tonight. The score at the end of the twelfth hour waa: No. B. 13 miles; No. 6, 412; No. 2. 662: No. 11, 411: No. 4, 154. The best previous record was Itt mile. GOVERNOR CURRY GOES 10 CAPITAL CITY 1 Ho Will Return Xcxt WVt k to Atteml Montezuma Ibtll anil 1'nir. For the first time since the begin ning of the congress and exposition Governor George Curry is having a little rest today and enjoying the pleasure that he helped to make pos sible for Albuquerque's many visitors. The banquet at the Alvarado la. t night by Col. Hopewell, chairman of the board of control, to the army of ficers and foreign representatives, at which the governor was an honored gucut, gave the chief executive an ex cuse this morning to stay In bed a little late, though hi long service on the cattle range and in the army give him little Inclination for rest after the sun Is up. Aftetr a late breakfast the governor held a short executive session and then proceeded to upend the day in reM and pleasure. The governor will go to ."anta tomorrow morning and put In Sund. y at the state house attending to minor executive business that has accumu lated during his absence. The mat ters of Importance have been admin istered to at the Alvarado as they came up. n Monday (iovi rnor Cur ry will speak at an Andrews meeting. "Hut I'll rome back before the fair Is over," he said. "I must bo h- ie Friday for the Montezuma ball, and I will probably see the closing days of the fair. After that we must Ret busy with the campaign. We will p obably complete this evening the Itinerary that several other membeis of the party and myself are going to follow In a rampaijin of enllt-h e-rni-nt. We will do some hard work In tin- eastern part of the territory." S-COITS l'lOIlT MOHOS. Manila, Oct. S. Belated report' received today from the Is'and if Mindanao tell of a battle between scouts and outlaw Moros, In which a dozen casualties occurred. The out post company scouts were attacked on Kelthley road by fifty Moros. In the first sudden onslaught one of the scouts was killed and two wounded. The company rallied, however, drlv-i-i:,' off the superior force with a lo's f nine natives killed and several 1 ,v uiin Jed. PREVIOUS RECORDS 1 PRIZE WINNING EXHIBITS ANNOUNCED TODAY BY JUDGES Utah Wins Hearst Prize for Best State Exhibit. Eddy County Has the Best County Display. ALBUQUERQUE-DAY STARTS FAIR WEEK Monday Will Open the Program ot Festivities with Racing. Base ball and All Kinds of At tractions-Soldiers Go tlome Today. Although the Judges are still at work at th exposition grounds exam ining the many exhibits, the only tro phies that have been awarded so far are the three Hearst trophinea, the on of 11,000 going to the state of Utah for the boet state exhibit; the magnificent Hearst cup trophy for tn best county exhibit going to Kddy county. New Mexico, while th Hearst cup for the best Individual exhibit was awarded to Keen brotrters, own er of a S,000-acre ranch known a Grand View ranch, located near Pu eblo, Colo. The judge who awarded the tro phic are: W. K. Wlnterhalter, Rocky Ford; M. W. Mills, Springer; J. U Shumway, Scott Bluff, Neb. Th Twenty-eighth New Mexico fair will open Monday with Albuo.uero.ue day. The first day of th week was chosen for Albuquerouo day because a Jewlnh holiday fall on that date and tr-v Jewish merchant will be per mitted to kill two birds with one toiiu. Miitcuirtiu day has always beou held at prtvious fair on Thurs day, and obt-e.ved by the merchant of th city by cloning their buslneua h-)use'. It would eem a hardship tu ask the Jewish, merchant to close two days in the week, and for thl r-juson j:.ii!,uetque day wlU open the ta.1'. And ln keeping with all Albuquer que day It will be on of th big day of the 1 two week of festivities. An unusually fin racing program, a baseball gam betweeu Trinidad and Albuquerque teams and sports by tne Indian w.ll firm tho entertainment feature of the afternoon. The cav alry and infantry troops will give ex hibition drills before the grand stand every afternoon of the week. The feature of Thursday will be the merchant' parade. The traveling men meet here on WedneJuy and the cattlemen's convention will be held at Convention hall on Thursday. The Angora goat breeders meet on Friday, and on Saturday night will take place the grand carnival parade and confetti battle, with a masquerade bull at Convention hall. The Monte zuma ball will be held at the Alvarado on Friday night. The baseball tournament will con tinue throughout the week, with games every afternoon. The teams are fast and very evenly matched and the indications are that a very inter esting fight will develops before the finish. While a large number of delegates to the Irrigation congress left last night, the crowd of territorial people who arrived this morning more than made up the loss, so that the crowd ln the city today Is larger than ever. Accommodations are plentiful and a Joyful spirit Is rife. Among the departures last night and this morning were General J. Franklin Hell, chief of Btaff of the United States army, who left last night for Washington, where he was called on Important business, and F. i'. Uoudy. president of the Sixteenth National Irrigation congress. General Ilell said that he had enjoyed his vli-lt to Albuquerque most thoroughly and was sorry that he could not re main until the fair was over. The troops will remain unt 1 next Satur day. Hr. Goudy said that without a doubt the S-xteenth National Irriga tion congress was the biggest history making meeting since the origin of the organization, and he felt that a great deal of good would result. Mr. Uoudy said that Albuquerque had done herself proud In the way of en tertaining the congrtas. The Agricultural Colli ge cadets struck camp yesterday evening and most of them left last night for Me sllla. A few of them came to the city and will spend next week here with friends, seeing the fair. The HoBwell Military Institute cadets and band struck camp this afternoon and will leave tomorrow morning for the Institute. Officers and men declare that they have had the time of their l.ves. has uoi.Ij vi:i:vii. mwhixk. Houston. Texas Oct. 3. Charles Lee, a negro, has perfected a ma chine which he claims will destroy boll weevils. The machine Is a sim ple box consisting p'tma-ily of round box made of metal and having four protruding tubes. Within the nuter receptatde Is another which contains chemicals capable of Igni tion and which gives off deadly fume. : SOUTHERN BUr Secretary of the Association Writes ThatSauth Is Interested In . Conservation. SIG ATTENDANCE CAHE EXPECTED Throughout the Southern States Association Is Gathering Data and Prepjrlng to Take Part . In the Washington Sesilon. Waanlngton, Oct. 3. The national conservation commission has receive word that at least a thousand of th leading business men of th south wilt be present in Washington wba the commission holds it first fuil meeting here early ln December. Thia information com In a letter from Cl Grosvenor Dawes, secretary of tha Montgomery, Ala., Commercial club, who tells ot a meeting of the repre sentatives ot numerous business asso ciation in th southern states, held in Atlanta. Thenu men formed a working organisation, and, after re ceiving assurance of support frost commercial bodies all tuiough uj soutli, issued a call for a fcoutnrn Commercial congress. Th time aaJ plac Were set so that th member can be In Washington during th first meeting of the conservation commis sion on December 1, the conference between the commission and the gov ernors ot th states or their repre sentatives which follows, on Decem ber (, and th meeting of the National River and Harbor congress whaca will be held her during that time, ha th proceeding of all ot which th men' who will compose th'SouthvU 1 Commercial congress are Intensely in terested from a business stand point. Th chief purpos of the southerners In fco-iding their big meeting ts, in. tii words of one ot the originator, "the provoking of a fuller understanding by the people of the south of the gift that nature ha placed under their control." But, without discounts. Ing th vital importance of promoting th business Interest ot their Mo tion of the country, the promoter ot thl congress ln Washington say they hope that It will have an even deeper significance and bring about a closer union between th north and south. "Uf course, the congress has practical and commercial aspet;Uv says one of these men. "but there li-a In the minds of the originator an ethical purpose looking toward fuller understanding and union be tween those who have for a genera tion suffered from misunderstanding and a seeming reparation ot Inter ests." Mr. Dawes ln his letter suggest that the attainment of a fuller under standing between the south and other parts of the country would have its effect in bctterh.g bus'ness condition iu the south also. He writes: The Southern CoinniePel.il con gress Is also Intended as a means of combating hindering prejudices ihj,t exist against the south in both north ern and eastern states. We have felt that such prejudices are most easily removed by personal contact, and wo shall therefore work to huve pre-senl on December 7 and i a thousand or 1,500 leading business men of the south who will later Siuy to partici pate ln the deliberations of the ,N'- --. tional Rivera and Harbors contrei-s, and also be present ln Wa-hingtom to receive inspiration from the re ports made to the. National Coluieiva tiou commission. "D. yon.l all this we feel that th presence of our olid business men in iiieeliiiKS lull le up lai gi-.y of solid business men of the north and east will act as a guarantee and podgo ot business men's participation in farther political affairs of Hie south and thui guarantee safety to investors." Many of tho men who are molt active in organizing this Southern Commercial coi.gre.ss have for a long time been preaching that the south sliould not only develop its. eg-icui-ture. toa. higher di-giee of efil 1 11- y, but that it Is tune for the men -f that pint of the country to take iiior-: eiieig. tic in-azures to expand taeir manufacturing and business Interests. They believe that the attendance of large number of the inu.-t enterprising nu n of the soutnern states at the c 'i-ferent-e between the national conser vation coiiimUs on and the ta;c g n' ernors or their n presen'ative wl'l lead to a fuller r-a.i.ation of tho Im mense natural resources of the s-iutn. In th's connection they cite a r. cent report by the g-olagii-al urvi y which Slated that there ts a in n 111U111 of about 2.800.000 Indicated horse power d -vi loped by the r vers rls ng In th-i Southern Appalachian mountains, half of which, at the very J.-a-t, could utilized for power. So far hardly enough has bet n devi l p-d to make an appreciable vi-wn r-unpareJl wtth tlio enormous puaBthil iicg.