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ALL READY FOR BUSINESS.
Judge Emery of the Sunflower State Made Chairman. Proceedings of the Irrigration Con gress Yesterday. All the Preliminaries or Organization Completed and Today trie Body Will ba Ready for Ilnslness. Irrigation—science, not chance. This motto suspended over the Grand opera house stage oonvevß its forcible meaning to the minds of those who have travelled from many parts of this great continent —from Europe, Russia in Asia •nd tbe farther India, to attend one of tbe greatest conventions ever held in one of ths greatest producing countries in the world, and to help to form a proper key to unlock the untold great ness which lies in a proper system of irrigation, as scientifically applied by water stored through artificial means, and not by chance of rain. W-hen prop erly understood it will show to the pro ducers in the entire universe the means and possibilities of artificial application of water to crop growing soils, which makes possible the very highest form of agriculture, and which renders possible the highest civilization and develops the ingenuity'and scientific tendency of people, enabling them to control the hygienic and sanitary conditions of their s urroundinge. The Grand opera house was tastefully decorated with the 11-tgs of those coun tries which had tent representatives in the persons of Alexander Bruce, repre senting the British colonies, Conetantin Comodzinsky for Russia, Don Jose Ramon do Ibarrola of Mexico, Baron Alzell of the Austrian-Hungarian gov ernment, a representative from Ecuador, and Leon Philippe, representing France. Tbey were accommodated with boxn draped in tbe respective flags of the countries which they bo ably and honor ably represent. • The delegates were seated as follows, the name and state of each representa ive, as published exclusively in ths Ir rigation edition of the Herald of yester day, being arranged in their respective state groups on the floor of the t in-.iter. Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois and Ter m '■'« were on ths right from the stage. North and South Dakota, Texa3, Kan sas, Nevada, Montana, Nebraska, Colo rado, Oregon and Washington in the canter of the bouse, and Utah.Wyoming and Idaho on the left, with California, tbe ptide of all other states, in the rear. The platform was decorated with mountain scenery, symbolic of the Golden state with fragrant bright green plants and flowors, gracefully grouped in the corners of the stage. Prominent in the foreground was displayed some stalks of white hickory king corn 113 lest high, grown in two irrigations. TUB OPENING. Ths delegates were booh in their re spective state places aud at 10:30 Wil liam E. Smythe of Salt Lake City, sec retary of tbe national executive com mittee, called the congress to order. About 200 delegates were present.' The invitation committee of the chamber of commerce were invited to the stage, after which Mr. Smythe called the house to order in tho following appropri ate speech, which was received with great applause: MR. SMYTHE's REMARKS. Gentlemen ol th.) Irrigation Congress: In the absence of tho distinguished chairman of the national executive com mittee, it devolves upon me to call this congress to order. This assembly will have a place in the history of human progress. We meet not merely to extend our country's fron tiers, but to widen the boundaries of civilization itself. The seed which we shall plant in the arid soil of the des ert, will bear the flower of industrial in dependence for millions of tbe fieest men who ever walked the earth. [Ap plaoie.] It is given to this generation of Amer icans to build nobly and greatly for their country aud their race. But irrigation is not merely a western nor is it merely a national problem. These of Russia and of France [applause] and Ecuador and of Mexico, and the pres ence of this convention of their distin guished representatives, remind us that irrigation ie as ancient as the hum in race and ac wide as the world. [ Ip- 1 phi use. J I congratulate you, gentlemen, upon the assembling of thia representative body of men, and I am sure you will •nter upon your labor: in tbe spirit of those who hold the good of the commun ity abo.ve every private consideration. [Applause,] The Hon. J. W. Gregory of Kansas will now read the call. [Hon. J. W. Gregory of Kaneas then read the call of the national executive committee, under date of September 10th—18th, 1891, wherein it was resolved that an international irrigation congress be held in the city of Los Angeles, state of California, during the week commenc ing October 10, 1893.] Mr. Smythe then addressed the con gress as follows: "GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS : The greatest civilization of ancient times was built around the borders of the Mediter ranean. Irrigation was the corner-stone of its economic system. You are now assembled in a state which faces a great er Mediterranean, and which bears a striking resemblance in its soil, climate and range of productions to the seat of the ancient empire. "I predict that during the twentieth century we shall see developed here the sreatestoivilizstionof modern times, and irrigation will servs as its foundation. "I now have the great honor to pre sent California's representative citizen, bis excellency, Governor Markham. GOVERNOR 11. H, MARKIIAM'S SPEECH". Hon. H. H. Markham then addressed the congress as follows: " M £ President and members of this conven "lt affords me great pleasure to be permitted to meet you and to be with you upon this occasion. And, Mr. Presi dent, before I forget it, I desire to return my sincere thanks to those who bo kind ly honored me with an invitation to be present with you here todffy. '•To the delegates who are here and «..0.-,re not residents ot California, I desire to say that it affords me great "IRRIGATION-THE WEDDING OF SUNSHINE AND WATER." pleasure, and no little pride, to extend to them, aud to each and every one of them, a beartr greeting and a cordial welcome to Califoruia. [Applause.] "To the delegates of our own atate, I will say that I am just as proud of tbe fact that so many ot them have so cheer fully responded to this invitation, and that they are here determined to do all in their power to make this convention a pronounced success, and also to do all they can to make the stay of those who are with us as guests pleasant and agree able while tbey stay among us "To tbe stranger, allow me to say that I believe you will soon find congenial companionship among our people. I believe that you will soon be made quite at home in our state. "Mr. Chairman, I venture this asser tion for this reason: That California is peopled with individuals that have com come from every precinct and eveiy state in the union, and from almost every country under the sun. I believe, sir, right in this very city, that all strangers will be able to find any number of reputable people from their own neighborhood, but if they do not find people to do that I will venture to Bay they will find others who will cheer fully take their place. "And, Mr. Chairman, I want to be permitted to say to the people who are not residents here, that we of California are very proud of California; that we have always baeu jealous of her good name and fame. Tbe reputable citizens oi California have ever been watchful of tbe fact that California must continue to bold her proud position among tbe sitter states of this republic. (Ap plause.) "California has been blest with nearly every advantage that is embraced within the confines of the western hemisphere, and all she requires is tbe genius, tbe ensrgy and enterprise of mankind to make her all that the most ardent ad mirer conld wißh. Give to California tbe same proportion of enterprising men and women, and we will show you reunite that will challenge the admira tion of tbe world. "Friends who are strangers to us, I hops yon will pardon tne lor speaking these few words of praiae in behalf of tha state which I have the honor to rep resent. I love California, and I love her people so dearly that words of praise appear to leap from my lips unbidden. I cannot express them. [Applause.] "And if epoken, notwithstanding the fact, we all realize that your mission here is not to hear self-praise of C«li- Jerry Millay mistaini a point of onler. forma, anus: by her own people, out that we are bore to consider that one gretat important subject— not only to us but to you—that of irrigation, "And, Mr. President, I know of no place on the face of the earth better adapted to coneider this very question than the locality where you are holding this convention today. On every hand you will find indisputable evidences of tbe great benefits of irrigation to tbe soil of California. Within 20 minutes' ride of this city, go in any direction you please, and you wiU find lands tbat 15 or 20 years ago were ou!y worth from 25 cents to $5 an acre, that today will pay a fair margin on from $100 to $1000 per acre. "And. my friends, this is not confined to thia particular section alone. No. no; we have hundreds and hundreds of places in this'slate where you can go and find the same magnificent results demonstrated to you if you will only visit them. You can, in California, find every phase of irrigation, from the most prodigal use of water to the most economical methods known to the sci euce of irrigation. You can witness it in its moat primitive condition and in the most scientific and practical use known to man. I will Bay to you, tbat if you will take a little time and go over this state, that you will find placeß whore you will be simply astonished at tiie results that may be traced to the use of water under the irrigation methods. "I visited a large ranch last winter in Kern county, for instance, where they informed me that prior to the introduc tion of water tha land was purchased from 25 cents to $1.25 per acre, and that where it took 20 acres of that land to alone sustain a Texas eteor, that today they feed, fatten and put onto the mar ket 20,000 head of cattle yoarly, and they say that that same land now re quires only from a quarter of an acre to an acre to protluco better results than prior to irrigation. In our fruit tracts it is most marked. Twelve years ago, this state shipped, of all classes of fruits, and of every description, but 500 carloads. La=»t year we shipped from this state 20,500 carloads, aud thia is largely due to irrigation. "But, Mr. President, while I would be glad to call your attention to these facts, that have come within my own knowledge, it has been wisely arranged by your committee that others, better posted than I, are to address this con vention upon the specific branches at tached to this great subject. Therefore I will close by wishing you all a success ful aud profitable session, which I have no fear about, and hoping that you will have a pleasant time while here. "I will say that as Californians we are exceedingly proud, we are exceed ingly delighted to meet so many distin guished gentlemen from abroad at this time and upon this occasion. Those who have come to us from foreign nations, I hope every one will be shown what an enterprising Amer ican can do when be haa the op portunity given. I would be glad to have them leave our state feeling that we are simply a representative body of American citizens attempting to carry out what the Almighty haa given us opportunity to do, and I believe we are doing it to tbe Almighty's satisfaction. [Laughter and applause.] ''Gentlemen lv tub Convention: You are here to consider a very ; mportant esibjeet. Your mission ia an important LOS ANGELES HERALD! WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER It, 1893 one, and let me say to you that the work of this convention will he watched witb the deepest interest. Tint, from a body of intelligent men like this, I say to you, that the people will expect results oi the highest degree. I can only hope tbat your intelligence will be concen trated upon this one great subject. Yes, I hone yon will give it the intelligence, tbe full power of >otlr intelligence, your energy and your determination, and if it is exercised here, Mr. Chairman. I need have no fear if the reatilta. Gentle men, I thank you.*' [Appliase.] At tbe conclusion of Governor Mark ham's address, Mr. Smythe then spoke as follows: "Gentlemen: One of the fairest pro ducts of irrigation is the city of Los An geles herself, to whose hospitality we are already largely indebted. I take pleasure in presenting to yon ber chief executor, his honor, Mayor Rowan." Hon. Thos. E. Rowan then addressed the congress as follows : mayor rowan's remarks. "Mr. President and Delegates to the Irrigation Congress: I take great pleasure in having the opportunity of greeting you all on behalf of our citizens. I hope that your visit among us will be pleasant and that the results of your deliberations will be the promotion nf irrigation, civilization and progress. We extend to you a cordial greeting, and we sincerely welcome you to our city of Loa Angelea. [Applause]. A t the conclusion of Mr. Rowan's ad dress, Mr. Smythe addressed the con gress bb follows: " Gentlemen : Almost all our western cities have a chamber of commerce, but I do not know tbat there is another chamber of commerce like that of Los Angeles. It is a body of minute men prepared to spring to ita city's support at a moment's notice. I take pleasure in presenting to you, as the representa tive of that body, the chairman of the committee on arrangements, Mr. W. C. Patterson." CHAIRMAN PATTERSON'S WELCOME. Mr. Patterson then addressed the con gress as follows: ''Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the irrigation congress-Tne enforced ab sence of Mr. Freeman, the genial and accomplished president of the chamber of commerce, is a matter of personal re gret to me and a source of loss to the congress. "As the president of the chamber, a body, which to a great extent has taken charge of tbe many and intricate prepa rations for this occasion, he was briefly to have addressed you. "Appreciating tbe compliment of having been selected for tbe time being to stand in his shoes, I take pleasure in assuring you that the great subject which is about to engage your attention is one that is very dear to the 600 mem bers of tbe Los Angeles Chamber ef commerce. "The work which that body has been able to do ia preparation for your com ing has been a 'labor of love.' Tbe ef fectiveness of this work we leave to speak for itself and if any mistakes have been made we throw ourselves upon your tender mercies. "We know that already, wherever ap plied, irrigation has transformed tbe desert into a garden of beauty and that whatever can be accomplished without scientific irrigation can be greatly mul tiplied by its use. "We know full well that upon irriga tion depends almost entirely the future prosperity of this beautiful region. "We feel, therefore, that your visit and your proceedings will be of great benefit to this community, and we hope that the hospitality of our people will impress you with tbe sincerity of their appreciation. It has been said to me tbat I should not forget to assure you tnat the rooms of the chamber of com merce are open to you all. I make this announcement especially for the benefit of tbe members of the congress from abroad. The members of Los Angeles and vicinity know pretty well what to do without any special announcement. "Arrangements for various excursions, which shall enable you to see some of the things which have been accomplished in Southern California by "science, not chance," have been made by the cham ber of commerce and will be announced during tbe session. "I ieel that you are already impatient to begin the fulfillment of the mission which brought you to Los Angeles and I therefore will not detain you With further remarks. "With a most hearty ooncurrence in the sincere words of welcome which have been addressed to you by the gov ernor of the state and the mayor of the city, I predict, as the outcome of your deliberations an enthusiasm which will be aggressive and far reaching in its benefits. "Chairman Smythe, the chair awaits the pleasure of tbe convention." Col. Richard J. Hinton, a delegate from New Mexioo and veteran writer on irrigation, then spoke and called atten tion to the fact that delegates were pres ent from British Columbia, New Zeal and and the Anglo-Indian empire, and that as the latter especially represented one of the greatest irrigation countries in the world, these foreign delegates should be an prominently designated in the hall as the others from foreign coun tries. As no definite answer to invitations had been received, it was not known that Great Britain or the British colo nies would be represented until tbe arrival of Alexander Bruce of New South Wales at 10:20 a. to. An appropriate decoration for the British representa tive wae therefore put up on one of the proscenium boxes at once. He also eaid there were some compe tent irrigation engineers present who did not happen to belong to tbe American soeietv, aud on his motion, seconded by a Kansas delegate, irriga tion engineers of known repute were admitted to the congress. TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION. Nominations for temporary chairman were then called for, and Colonel Itice of Gila Bend said that in days tbat were forgotten in history canals were made in Arizona. Buried cities found in that territory were made possible by these canals. The moat ancient civilization found its perfection in Arizona; the pueblos, the casa grandes, the ancient canals, reservoirs and buried cities at test this fact. Now it is tbe newest and youngest territory, asking admission as a Btate. It has lbe life of a new America and hopes to build on tbe foundations of the burled cities a new civilization, tbe highest and best successor of tbe wisdom of ancient Kiypt, Chaldea and Babylon. All the honor she asks for at this congress is the temporary chair manship, and that it be given to Hon. Jerry Millay of Pbcenix. W. 8. Green of Colusa, presented the name of J. R. Muuonaid oi California, as temporary chairman, and urged him as the man who had called tbe first irri- Ration meeting and taken the lead in se curing irrigation laws. A rising vote was taken, tbe honor falling to Arizona and Miilay of Phoenix was slotted. Messrs Rice and Green were appointed to escort Mr. Millay to the chair. He was received with vociferous applause and in bright end eloquent terms re turned thanks for the honor which had been unexpectedly thrust upon him. Mr. Millay said tbat Arizona is proud of California's intelligence and energy. Sho beholds what has been done here and what it is possible fir her to do. There ie California Mood in Arizona. That vast territory has not only the bloody Apache to contend against but reptiles snd deserts for hundreds ol miles, but all tbese things will be over come 'in the march of development. Otber irrigation congresses have not ac complished much on account of dele gates who had axea to grind. This con gress should nee tbat there is nothing of this kind. [ApplauseJ. Got. Markham extends a semi-tropic reel come. Fred L. Alles waa chosen temporary secretary, and in a few well suited words called attention to the stalks of corn referred to. and the hearty applause was strong enough to make the corn shako its leaves. Quite a debate took place on the man ner of choosing committees, and after many motions and counter motions only one committee, and tbat on credentials, was chosen before the recess. The following compose the credeatials committee: THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE. Arizona, Judge J. T. Fitzgerald; Cal ifornia, Olney Whiteside; Idaho, J. B. Babbitt; Kansas, L. M. Pickering; Ne braska, J. YJ. Lee; Nevada, John E. Jones; New -Mexico, Col. Hinton; Utah, W. S. Stone; Washington, Q. A. Miller; Russia, Count Comodziasky ; France, Leon Phillippe. Recess was taken till 1:30 p.m, AFTER RECESS. At 1:30 the convention reassembled, when a further adjournment was taken for one hour to enable tbe credentials committee to finish the list of names. At 2:30 the congress came to order, when telegrams were received 'from the Texas delegation, on the way here, and a message of good will from Arthur Thomas of Salt Lake City. Colonel Hinton then reported as chairman of the committee on creden tials and called upon Mr. Allen of Illi nois to read the liat of nomas of accred ited delegates. They are as follows : FRANCE. Leon Philippe, director of agriculture and hydraulics. Rene Lefebvre, inspector general and reporter of the agricultural hydraulic commission. L. De Montgolfier, interpreter. RUSSIA. Conetantin Comodzinsky. David Golovneen. * MEXICO. Don Jose Ramon de Ibarolla. EQUADGR. Juan J. Wright. NEW SOUTH WALES. Alexander Bruce, Sydney, O. S. GOVERNMENT. F. H. Newell. J. W. Powell. Arthur P. Davis. ARIZONA, Jerry Millay, Phceaix. J. J. Gosper, Pbumix. R C. Powers, Phoenix. Dr. J. M. Hurley, Florence. O. B. Taft, Florence. John H. Francis, Florence. Jas. M. Rice, Florence. Jaa. McMillen, Florence. Geo. M. Tlmrlow, Yuma. J. L. Vanderwerker, Yuma. L. A. Hicke, Yuma. A.J. Davidson, fncson. S. C. Bag*-, Tombstone. Alexander Trippell, Mesa. F. M. Zuck, Holbrook. J. T. Fitzgerald, Solomonville. E. M. Boggs, Tucson. Dr. T. B. Comstock, Tucßoh. J. K. Dooiittle, Preacott. F. A. Gulley. 'lucsou. C. N. Perry, Yuma. A. V. Gibbons, St. Johns. CALIFORNIA. Chaa. H. K6yes, Pasadena, C. C. Wright, Stanislaus county. W. L. Adam, Santa Barbara. Fred L. Alies, Loa Angeles. J. A. Anderson, Llano. F. Austin, Mereno. W. B. Barber, San Fernando. W. A. Bsrtley, Citrus Belt Irrigation district. J. K. Bashor, Covina. Byron D. Beckwith, Woodbridge Canal and Irrigation company. C. E. Bemiß. Azusa. C. F. Bennett, Santa Ana. H K. W. Bent, Pomoiogical society. N. W. Blanchard, Santa Paula. W. P. Boone, Alta Irrigation district. John L. Bourland, Inyo. James Boyd, state board of horticul ture. W. F. Bray, Santa Gertrudes Irriga tion district. John Burr, Farmers' Institute. W. H. Carlson, San Diego. William M. Casterline, Riverside, E. A. Chase, East Riverside. Firman Church, Fresno. 8. 0. Cobbe, Southern California Hor ticultural society. George D. Copeland. San Dieiro ty. Fred Eaton, Inyo county. Benjamin S. Eaton, Paeadena. 0. F. Eaton, Santa Barbara. W. H. Ferry, San Diego. S. H. Finlev, Santa Ana. N. Black-stock. Dr Jos. larvia. C. F. Loop, Pomona. C. R. Rock wood. Otto Peterson, San Diego. H 0. Kellog. Chriatian Kenck. L. T. Fisher, Santa Monica. Uoarlea Forman, Loa Angeles. George Frost. Riverside. Eugene Germain, Riverside. John Goldswor'.hy, Pnente. M. L Graff, Los Angeles. Will S. Green, State of California at large (Colasa.) A. C. Hardison, Thermal Belt water company. J. C. Harvey, Southern California Horticultural society. Wm. Harvey, Fresno county. C. T. Healey. Loa Angeles county. C. M. Heintz, Loa Angeleß. D. 0. Henry, San Francisco. R. H. Hewitt, Los Angeles. L. M. Holt, Redlands. A. B. Hotchkiss, Oak Creek Land and water company. T. W. Hudson, San Jacinto. James P. McCarthy, representing Mayor Ellert of Ban Francisco. James P. Jonea, San Diego. John J. Jones,Palmdale. H. W. Jndson, Los Nietos, H. C. Kellog, Anaheim. W. J. Kessler, Pomona. W. C. Kimball, San Diego. Abbott Kinney, Kinneola Water com pany. E. F. C. Klokke, Los Angeleß. !-. R. Langwortby, Riverside. J. P. Lesley, Santa Ana. Edward Lowneß, Riverside. T. J. Luccock, Farmers' Institute of Southern California. Wm. S. Lyon, Southern California Horticultural society. Cbas. D. Marx, Leland Stanford Uni versity. W. H. Mills, San Francisco. James P. McCarthy. H. P. McKoon, San Diego. Charlee Mulholland, Inyo. J. R. McDonald. Finley Melver, Agricultural district No. 18. G. O. Newman, Riverside. H. A. Palmer, Pomona. D. W. Parkhurst, Fresno. B. F. Patterson. John A. Pirtle. George Puterbaugb, San Diego. Bruce E Ritchie. Devillo Robinson, Rialto. W. E. Robinson. V. J. Rowan. H. J. Rudisill, Btate board of horticul ture. H. N. Savage, San Diego. D. G. Schotield, Grapeland. M. S. Severance, Los Angeles. Lionel A. Sheidon, Pasadena, C. W. Smith. D. Edson Smith. John F. Smith. J. H. Spires. 1. M. Stewart. W. W. Stewart, Twenty-Second Dis trict Agricultural association. T. D. Stimson, Los Angeles. N. W. Stowell, Cucamonga Lind and Water company. Will F. Sweeney, Long Beach. James T. Tayior, Riverside. E. 8. Thacber, Veirtura. C. C. Thompson, Farmers' institute. L. C. Tilgham, Llano. T. S. Van Dyke, Pamo Water com pany. Earl F. Van Luven, Colton. Charles Van Norden, South Yuba Water cnmpauy. John Shirley Ward. L. H. Washburn. T. A. Wells, Kern county irrigation district. C. D. Willard, Los Angelea. Jndson Williams, San Diego. C. N. Wilson, Farmers' institute. • H. P. Wood, Monte Tecarte Water company. Adolpb Wood, Arrowhead Reservoir company. 8. O. Wood, Long Beach. ' E. T. Wright, Los Angeles. Jesse Yarnell, Porter Land and Water company. George Hansen. W. B. Nicholson. F. C. Wadsworth. Frederick Stoct, Fsank Sabicbi. T. W. Hudson. Olney Whiteside. W. 8. Montgomery, Will H Davis. R. P. Blower. C. F. Loop. L. M. Frederick. * , D. S. Fieb. Theo. Stalev. A. E. Pomeroy. C. C. Wright. F. B. Wightman. N. Black9tock. W. H. Goucher. Judson Williams. W. Perm Rogers. N. J. Kessler. J, R. McKee. E. A. Silvery. Judge J. R. Aitken. Dr. Alonzo G. Yates. J. B. Pierce. Geo. A. Haskell. H. B. Muscott. John E. D.iley. Thoe. Wardall. G. D. Ousterhout. C. E. Crowley. Fred T. Ferris. J. W. Djran. Ro.bert Gage. Adolph Petsch. Joel B. Parker. F. M. Wattern. Seth Marshall. F. W. Gregg, (proxy for 0. C. Has kell.) A. H. Koebig. W. W. Stewart. A. L. Reed. John George Blumer. Judge J. A. Gibson. J. W. Nance. D. G. McClay, (proxy for C. C. Ed inger.) O. P. Chubb. C. C. Wright. G. H. Goucher. T£. P. Carsons. Frank A. Kimball. Gen. Eli H. Murray. Oscar A. Trippet. S. O. Prince. C. P. Dickson. B. W. Doane. F. S. Liveland. NKW MEXICO, R. J. Hinton, New York. C. B. Eddy, Eddy. • M. P, Pels, Raton. W. F. Kucbenbecker, Gallup. Philip E Harroun, Santa Fe. O. A. Hadley, Watrous, N. P. Helntzelman. OBEUOM. J. B. Huntington, Burns. R. S. Anderson, George Chandler, Baker City. J. H. Raley, Pendleton. C. A. Cogswell, Lakeview. A. W. (rowan. Second Congressional district. WASHINGTON. E. C. Burlingame, Yakima. A. B. Tutton, Asotin. H. 0. Willis, Walla Walla. G. A. Miller. Mory A. Miller. NEVADA. L. H. Taylor, Reno. J. E. Jones, Carson. W. C. Pitt, Lovelocks. E. C. Mcl.ellan, Elko. H. F. Danberg. Genoa. James Newlands, Dayton. D Allen. A. D. McConnell. Geo. W. Merrill. A. Nicbolls. « Hon. E. Williams. COLORADO. J. C. Kennedy, Steamboat Springs. John F. Rocbo, Hardin. J. S. McClelland, Professor L. G. Car penter, Fort Collins. J. S. Green, J. H. Vorhees, David McShane, G. W. Swink, Pueblo. NEBRASKA. F. L. Young, Edgar. D. W. Garver, Fairfield. C. H. Meeker, McCook. C H. Peck, Trenton. E. N. Scale, Ogallala. Charles Tilton, Culbertson. F. L. Burnell, Fremont. J. W. Harper, Sidney. B. S. Paddock, Fort Robinson. F. J. Fobs, Crete. A. E. Wells, Oakland. 8. B. Wiley, James Stephenson, A. Rosewater, R. H. Howell, Omaha. B. F. Gentry, Gering. C. A. Piereon, Imperial, H. C. Russell, Scheyler. John G. Mober. Will Wright. J. M. Lee. A. Hog land. KANSAS. E. R. Moses, H. S. Everett, G. Bald win, Great Bend. H. N. Lester, Syracuse. J. L. Bristow, Salina. H. S. Gregory, Ingalls. M. Mahler, E B. Qowgill, Topeka. George 13 at k, Olarfae. Mr. W. C. Patterson waxet eloquent. D. M, Frost, A. W. Stubbs, Garden City. L. M. Pickering. P. W. Gregory. H. V Hinckley. J. 8. Emery. F. 0. Holman. H. W. Worthington. SOUTH DAKOTA. Hon. H. F. Hunter. Mellette. Capt. C. 8. Fassett, Hitchcock. • Hon. J. M. Miles, Hon. W. VV. Taylor, Redfield. R. O. Richards, A. B. Melville, Huron. 8. W. Narregang, John T, McWil liams, Aberdeen. IDAHO. Thomas Babbitt and William Ingersoll. ILLINOIS. Willard E. Allen. UTAH. Charles W. Aldrach. Wendell Benson. William Dieterle. Thomas-Kerns. John P>. Milner. W. H. Rowe. Robert VV. Sloan. W. L. Stone. W. E. Smythe. TEXAS. W. H. Westfall, Burnett. Jphn L. Picney, Menardville. J. M. Dean, Wm. Burgess, R. 3. Stev enson, El Paso. Walter Gillis, W. Van Sickle, Alpine. W. Kelso, Eagle Pass. J. E. Bowen, Pecos City. R. Boren, Colorado City. M. Jones, Fort Worth. Gus Noyes, Menardville. A. M. Walthall, Pecos City. A. F. Dignowitty, Frank Marsh, E. Chamberlain, San Antonio. WYOMING, D. A. Preston, Lander. J. B. Moore, Sheridtn. Pat Donegan, Newcastle. C. J. Hagerson, Buffalo. J. W. Beall, Saratoga. Dan Brees, Laramie. MONTANA. T. H. Kleinschmidt, Helena Nelson Story, Los Angeles. Z. T. Burton, Choteau. O. F. Goddard. J. A. Brown, Dillon. 0. Kenck, San Diego. Otto Peterson, San Diego. F. L. Sizsr, Helena. W. A. Sutherliu, White Sulphur Springe. George Eiehorn, Miles City. George E. Field, Great Falls. J. D. O'Donnell, Billings. Jacob T. Sanford, Laurel. W. B. Jordan, Miles City. A. M. Cree, Miles City. AMERICAN SOCIETY OP IRRIGATION ENGI NEERS. Wm. L. Adam. W. C. Alberger. Arthur P. Davis. I Wm. Ham. Hall. J. E. Jones. Geo. C. Power. A. L. Reed, V. J. Rowan, .'ao. D. Schuvier. Geo. W. Smith. F. E. Trask. R. J. Hinton. Obas. Kaufman, 0. E., M. E., N. V and Cal. ENGINEERS. Gustave De L ive .u>:. D. O. Henery. E. F. Tabor. After the names were read, Mr Wrieht of California moved that th proxies present be accredited, whic was opposed by Will S. Green of Colust. who jastly supposed that expar enced men were chosen for delegatei end that he thought the allowance c proxies was giving undue advantage t those delegates. Sacramento valley said Mr. Green, has only two votes, an could have 20 proxies if desired. If th more southerly and near portions dt not send delegates they ahouid not hay proxies. C. E. Smythe of Utah said the sain question came up at the Salt Lake con vention, and it was held that the dele gates present should have the full vot of their respective states. Col. Hintoi proposed that the question of proxie should be decided by a further commit tee and be held over until the commit tee of rules report. After further debet the report of the committee on creden tials was adopted. The chairman an nounced that Major Powell wouh lecture in the opera house on Thursda; evening at 8 p. m. Subject: "Grani Canon of the Colorado," under th auspices of the Southern Californif science association. The following committees were ap pointed: ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. Arizona, J. L. Yanderwerker; Call fornia, Judge Puterbaugh; Idaho Thomas B. Babbitt; Kansas, H. V Hinkley; Montana, Otto Petersen; Ne braska, J. M. Lee; Nevada, L. H. Tay lor; New Mexico, R. J. flinton ; Utah W. S. Stone; Illinois, Willard G. Allen Washington, G.A.Miller; New Soutl Wales, Alexander Bruce; France, Ren' Lefebvre; Russia, Conetantin Comod zineky. ON RULES AND REGULATIONS. Arizona, L. A. Hicks; California, J. A Gibson; Illinois, Willard E. Allen Kansas, E. R. Moses ; Montana, Chrif Kenck; Nebraska. J. M. Lee; Nevada A. Nicholle; New Mexico, H. P. HeintzU man; Utah, W. 8. Stone; New Soutl Wales, Alex. Burred; France, Ren Lefebvre; Russia, Conatantin Comoc zineky. ON RESOLUTIONS. Arizona, Dr. T. B. Comstock; Califoi nia, Lionel A. Sheldon; Idaho, Thoma B. Babbitt; Illinois, Willard E.Allen Kansas, J. S. Emery; Montana, Otti Petersen ; Nebraska, J. M. Lse; Nevada G. W. Merrill; New Mexico, R. J Hinton; Utah, Wm. E. Smythe; Was! ington. G. A. Miller; New South Walei Hon. Alex. Bruce; France, M. Ren Lefebvre; Rusaia, Count Constanti Comodzinsky. American Society of Irrigation Eng neere, Wm. Ham Hall, and Caliiornia wt allowed four additional members on th committee, to be chosen and sent iht the committee tomorrow without repor ing to the convention. Governor Sheldon made a motion the the Texas delegation, which would a rive last evening, be given permission t name a member to tbe resolutions con mittee. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. The committee on permanent orgat ization reported tbe following list ( o dicers: President—Judge J. 8. Emery, L3v rence, Kansas. Honorary presidents —R. Lsfebvn France; Count Comodzinsxy, Russis Alex. Bruce, New South Wales. Mexic and Ecuador to be announced later. Vice-Presidents—Arizona, Dr. T. I Comstock; California, J. R. MoDonald Nebraska, J. M. Lee; Utah, W. S. Stone Idaho, T. D. Babbitt; Washington, Di G.A.Miller; Nevada, John E. Jonee Montana, C. Kenck; Kansas, E. I Moses; New Mexico, 8. P. Heintzleman Illinois, W. E. Allen ; Oregon, R. T. Cox for American Society of Irrigation ci gineers, J. D. Schuyler of California. Secretary—Fred L. Alles, Los Angelei Assistant Secretaries—J. W. Gregorj Garden City, Kansas; L. A. Hicki Yuma, Arizona. Official Stenographers—J. Hard: Wartkins. J. D. Fennesay. The committee recommend that a pc manent executive committee be name by tbe delegatione and reported throug their chairmen to the convention, coi Bisting of one member from each stal and territory represented. The teport was adopted and Chairman Emery delivered tbe following opening address: " Gentlemen of the Congress : I am very sensible to tbe compliment yon have paid me, and not to me alone, but also to tbe 'Sunflower state' that I love so well. [Applause]. "I think it is Mr. Brice, the commen tator upon American institutions, who has said 'What Europe is to Asia, what England is to tne rest of Europe, what tbe United States are to England, that and all that, the western states and ter ritories are to the Atlantic states.'" This eminent authority baa furthef said that the heat, and the bustle, and the stir of life all increase as one goea towards the setting of tbe sun, so we. who are now standing on the shores of the Pacific, are now about the very center of this great pulse of life. I should do injustice to myself if I did not, upon the very threshold of my re marks, say something about this beauti ful city—a city whoso name is oftener spoken in my state than the name of any other city in the state of California. Strange as it may seem to you, the name of Los Angeles ie a name most familiar to the people oi Kansas. And why should it not be? I walked over your streets today, and I beheld a library building—l am a man of books in a small way—a library building that holds the largest library, considering tha population of your city to be found in tbe whole of tbe union. [Applarjie.] I want to cay that I am glad you in vited us to come out here. Some of ub belong to the generation of men who founded the "Sunflower state; some of us went through that baptism of fire and blood tbat overtook tbat Btate a long time.ago. But we hr.ye thought much of you. You crossed over that strip of country that I and ol hers represent here today, in coming to found this great Btate 40 years ago. You are tbe men who have avoided the great waste —who croseed over that semi-arid region that we have come here to press upon your attention; you crossed over that belt, and yon have come out here and founded this and other large eitiee, and built up solid atatee, and left what? You have left tbe sub-humid region, a tract of country extending from tbe 97th meridian to the foothills of the mountains, aad running from tbe Dako 7