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LAMAR, - COLORADO.
ARID LAND LAWS.
The IrHcatiM («nr«. I>Ueaw **>•
Carey Art.
After the opening of the Irrigation
couveution at tin* Broadway tb**atre
this morning. ex-tlovernor IVi nee of
New Mexico, chairman of the commit
tee on resolutions, save notice that his
committee would U* ready to report to
morrow morn ins. There was a large
attendance and a anther of important
resolutions were introduced and rofer
red.
The election of Members of the na
tiooal irrigation committee was next
in order.
F. <; .Foss of Nebraska notninahnl
as chairman and secretary. respective
ly. \V. H Smythe. the preseut presi
dent. and Fred I*. Alles of California.
A doxeu delegates seconded the nomi
nations. Kansas. «»regon and other
states also seconded tin* nominations.
A delegate rnorwl that the secretary
cast the ballot. Hinton of Washington
obj«*cted and John la*et said hi* objec
tion could be recorded. Mr. l<eet be
came indignant. but the delegates
managed to calm him. A vote was
then taken, and the two nominees wer
elected by overwhelming major i i.-s.
President Smyth** was called to the
platform amid rheeriug. He made a
short, graceful speech of thanks and
praised the re-elected secretary.
The states now presented the names
of delegates to represent them on the
national executive committee, as fol
lows:
Arizona—Professor K. F. Boggs.
California—Oliver M. West.
Colorado—A. L. Kellogg.
Idaho—P. B. <Jof.
Kansas—J. W. Gregory.
Missouri—J. E. Knight.
Minnesota—J. K. Belt.
Montana—S. S. Bobbins.
Nebraska—J. A. Ford.
New Mexico—Max Frost.
Nevada—l*. IL Taylor.
North Dakota—J P. Baker.
Oklahoma—John A. Fetxer.
Oregon—F. H. Brigham.
South Dakota—*L A. Mlsner.
Teiw-00. F. M. Clark.
I'tnh—Judge L. W. Shnrtleff.
Wisconsin—J. K. Gadding.
Wyoming—l-kl Mead.
Canada—William Pierce.
Mexico—Don J. Ramon de Ybarrola.
A delegate moved that Judge Kmery
be continued in office as national lec
turer. He was then elected by accla
mation. and responded in a short
speech, in which be said that there
was enough political power represented
in the convention to gain ail that was
wanted for irrigation.
It was decided to stand by the pro
gram and go to Kooky Ford to-mor
row.
Morris Bieu «*f tin* United States
land department read a paj>er on
“Bight of Way for Canals and Reser
voir* for Irrigation Punwn*." He
explain-d the details of the land of
thv by which rights of way are ad
judicated and settled to the justice
of everybody concerned.
F. 11. Newell of the United States
Geological survey read no paper, but
gave a short talk on ‘“The Present
Condition of Public l*ands,** and illus
trate*! his talk with chart*.
H. 11. Coffeen of Wyoming read an
address on "Natk*ual Methods of Re
claiming Arid vs. Cession.” He
s:ii<i Che Brat gn afl desire was that
people might own their own homes. Ho
thought the strong hand of a strong
government was u«*c**ssary to protect
the settlers from land- grabbing cor
porations. It was not the best tiling
to create great estates and landlords,
but to lay out little homos, made hap
py by free people. “IMstributod wealth
is the only kind of wealth that will
make ns great.** said bo. “We don't
want any great syndicates to get hold
of and control the lands. I do not
like the bill which was railroaded
through congress in its closing days.
It offers great opportunities to cor
porations. There is no way to re
claim those lands but to turn them
over to big syndicates, which have the
sums of money neeessary for the work
of reclamation. To get them to take
hold of the big work means to give
them sufficient liens upon the land to
secure them, and it is easy after that
h> establish their claims to the land
Y«m see ;he scheme. The law moans
nothing else tut a good thing for great
«orp* unit ions.
nrultr. his month is large. his teeth
an* repulsive and he lias only one eye.
having lost the other when a hid. For
merly Ik* dressed like a farmer, but
since he became governor he has as
smiH'ii a costume that in the South is
considered appropriate for public men
and members of the learned professions
a large black broadcloth frock coat,
with trousers to match; a low-cut
uaistoal and broad expanse of shirt
front, a **iong Irarned" collar ami a
white tie. He wears a broad-Iiri mined
black sombrero. and since he has t**en
governor has habitually carried a gold
headed rosewood canea sort of badge
of authority such as tlw* caciques
among the Pueblo Indians have.
Tillman's dlsjiensary plan was not
imqHkStsl for temperance reasons. be
ituhc he is a hard drinker himself. and
docs not believe in the interference of
tie* state with either morals «»r religion,
but it was for tie* purfK*«c of turning
into tin* trvnsnry tbs* profits that have
Ivcti made by tlie aUcoakw|»n. Id
other wonts, be Intended that the state
should go iuto tin* retail liquor business
and have u monopoly of the sale of
•vt*rything from beer to cbaa»|Mignc
lle lias nutile a good governor: nshb*
from his eccentricities. has enforced
ib<> laws, lias a reputation for llnan
. ial integrity that lias never been tyues
ru-ned. and. although the oxteriuina
ticn of l>anks and money tenders ts a
port of his political creed, be has aoc
> ded in funding the debt of South
»’a roil tut. which amounts to atiout F*.
<«r»•.<aM». and reducing the interest from
• to 4 per cent.
From this time on In* will be a plctur
sqm* and prominent figure in national
[Kilitlct. for his audacity is unmeas
ured and his force of character will be
fell wherever he appears.
It looks eery tnuch. too. as if under
Tillman’s leadership there would ts* a
solid delegation of Populists from
South t’arolina iti tin* next congress.
M'LISTER IN POSSESSION.
KWMrt or Jwl** Bailer'* UmMm la tba
I'Hwn ('■*».
('muon City. Polou SejK. H. Judge
Morton Bailey this afternoon rendfml
hi* decision iu the mandamux prunml
lug brought l»y Solomon J. Toy to oust
Warden Me Lister from the pen i ten
tiary. The alternative writ of man-la
unis was quashed by tbe judxr. which
leaves Mel.ister in [miwrision of tbe
|M>nitentiary. In d«*ciding the rwr
Jodffe Railey expn-ssly disclaimed any
expression as to tbe merits of tbe con
troversy, and said that the decision
was based entirely «*n the pleadiugs,
that it was evident from them that tin*
title to the office was in question and
that mandamus was not tin* pnofier
proceeding to try title to office, and
that Mr. Toy had mistaken his remedy
iu instituting tle-se proceedings. This
leaves the parth-s in the exact position
they held before the [insrol suit was
l*-gun Messrs Waldo and I>awxou
represented Warden Mcl Aster in this
matter, and the derision was directly
in line with their ph-adiegx and au
thorities.
fix* I'tlhUtu Adjoara.
Washington. Sept. 10. The supreme
I.xige of Knights of Pythias lias ad
journed. to meet in Minneapolis the
last Tuesday in August. IXNL At the
session to-<iay the newly H«-cted offi.
cers were installed ami Its- following
appointed members of |b»- suprene- tri
bunal: George R Seny. Thiikssiv. five
years: John 11. Ali vamler. Yirgiuia.
four years: Ed wan! it. Graham. Ala
iKimu. thnr v.-ars: Itcnjainiu T. Chase
Maine, two years, and Frauk II
Starke. Wyoming < n • year.
The supreme temple of Pyahian Sis
tors have changed the name of th*
onler to the Rath born- Sist«-rs. This
change will Is* officially promulgate
at once by . ireubtr by the supreme
chief. In this war. It is said, knights
will be free to join their order.
L*-g takrn Off.
Pueblo. Polo.. Sept. ft— Henry Pat
trrsou. a steel works employe birami
intoxicated last night and rrjswed be
side tbe railroad track.
The night’s r> st was very tnucii en
joye<!. but to his great surprise ui>on
awaking this morning, lie found that
his leg had been almost scver»*d dnr
ing tlie night by a passing train. He ;
was taken to the I- I*. U. home, and
it is feared atuputatioo will be neces
sary.
Congressman Bell was nominated at
Pueblo by the Populist congressional
convention with the greatest enthu
siasm.
TILLMAN TO BE THERE
WILL GO INTO THE SENATE.
lUuiarkablr Victory «>%rr Hoi Ur in
Corolla*. \ -Mon of «bc »*c*.»ac" «*»"
Triumph* (hrr Hoi Mrmod*. lUnki *»«*
New York. Sept. 7. i here will be a
Ibrcrfnl ami «web trie character In the
nest senate in tin* perw»*u of Governor
Tillman of South i'arolttML who. the
dispatches (hmi Gbarlewton *ay. k**
carried thirtj two out of thirty live
counties lu the state against Ofo. But
hr. the prvseut M-natrr. who ha* Juat
concluded one of the most exciting anil
-« uMlk»nal campaigns ever known In
the country- Butler ha* b»**n one of
the idol* of South t’arultua. and be
longs to the nlil *lave-holding arhtur
n»ry. while Tillman l* of "the |*»or
white trash." Butler In a gfutk-mau of
the hlgh.-st Southern type. Tillmau
sits at the other extreme of th> axial
(•atepr) He ha* te> edu«*atlou except
what be ha* plrki'il up by hi* own ef
fort.*. for hi* schooling consist id only
of three or four winter* In a ct»*»
road* arboolbousc in the back wood* of
South t'arolina; ami he l« actually an
illiterate, although by no mean* Ignor
ant. man. If there be *ucb a distinction.
Ilia father was a |m>t white and had
a littl«* farm dowu In the southern
part of the state, on which he grew cut
tou.
Ten year* aco the governor himself
had never wen a railroad, or
or a hotel, and it warn not until tin*
Farmers’ alliance developed hi* some
what extraordinary abilities that he
was ever thirteen mil*** from home
lie had b«*-u in local {■dill*-* more or
b**«k and wa* always a great hand lu
an arguuieut at the crosenmd* resort*,
and wb*-u he commenced to attend the
Farmers’ alllame meeting* lit* iMH
tie* a* a speaker and a leader. bo*h
lu thought ami action. were *oua rec
ognised. leadership developed et».*rgy
and shrew-due**, and a* an organizer
he show.il remarkable ability Th -re
form* be left his plow in the furrow and
hL* cotton unpicked, and traveled abottt
th** state like John the Baptist pro
claiming that the day of r»**K*mpth»n
was at hand Till* missionary work
made him known everywhere within
the limit* of the state and arou*«d hi*
ambition. He reallzid that be was
somebody after all. am! <letermim*d to
make oih**r p-ople recognise it The
next lu* knew h« was a candidate for
governor and. to the «urpri*e of every
body, was ek**ted. \..w as the ex
pint lion of his term approaches h -
step* higher, and will succeed Butler
In the I'nited Stat»** senate He «*v«-u
aspire* to tin* iresldeucy of the Inltcd
State*, and will a*k the nomination
from tb«» Populis'* In !*!•;
Tillman tarriwl thirty-two out of the
thirty flve count ies in the state. with
ev»*ry corporation, every railroad. e>
cry bank, every *aloonk<s’p*r. ami
m-arly every clergyman and newspap-r
against him: and with tie* South t’aro
llna aristis rary threatening to pu!l up
an«l more away ratlu*r than In* repn
M*nte«l In the Mte by such a crea
ture. He ha* proclaimed it pm tie*
stump that when be reaches th-* ** u
ate lu* bi going t«» make the fur fly and
"raise iu*ll with the Democratic p.irt).
which is a pretense and putrid rvininl*
ceniv." That is om* of his pi phra* *
H«* hat.-* President rievelaml ami call*
him **a fat old fraud" in Id- *p>c< he*
from the stump, nud threaten* to ex
p*nd his fury up»n "the purse-promt
lickspittles that serve the triisi* and
<*oriMiration* in the senate." ns In- (nil*
his future col league*.
Tillman is a sort of political Sam
Jon«*s. His spit he* sound v«*ry much
like that preacher's *• rimm* lie talks
like a cyclone; ha* a wonderful com
mand of language. a vivid imaginntion.
I* a coiner of graphic phrase*, ami ha*
much dramatic force on the platform,
although h.- is always ungrammatical
arul sometimes frightfully blasphem
ou* and profane. As he say*, he fear*
neither God nor satan. and serve* only
the will of the people His app*arnure
is as reiiiarkalde a* his India vior and
tin* ugliness of |,ls face Is actual I v at
tractive.
He ts a man of large stature, stand
ing six feet or more. with gn at shoul
der*. a large head and a thick, red
ucek. Ills f»*jTtttr»*s an* coarse and lr-
“If the Rtatp should undertake
« lnlai these land* without the a u
rich rorj-*ration*, they urn** *
means of boud*. It will n»**ao
low rat*-* of interest for ‘■•-rty..,
Ix-tter chances for rlx* p**, r rnj ,.*
Senator Carey of Wyoming « lri J
the bill which Im* had lotnulnn?
puxhcvl through congress f in - 1
*kro uf 1.000.000 arm of arid
each state and tcrrltorv for r»v2
tlon Hr Mid:
"It la time that wrmtethinx
iu thin arid land in tb*> w a j of |
nation. I hare a theory that th-J
rr yon p*t to tb«* Indlridua! the y
you ntn do thine* An indi\td«]j
huild a cheaper that, th? *
ty. the county ctx-aper than
and the state for al«out half
will «n*t the federal teorernta-ot
"1 hr Here It will be
tlx* federal cor.*rnm»*ot
ditch*-* It take* It a lone tin* jT
ready and a km* lime t«>
anythloit. We dump every
Ihm* in harl*.r* and river* wbafei
»up|>o*ed to he navleahJ..
m*- on every itand evidence* *£
fart that individual* and w<rpQtg
uud *tat«** cv>n tin thine* !*•»*<* *
lb** national governuu-nt
“• N«» f»«r this bill- ll h not yj
lent aitae any state to accept tb»|
If Cokwado want* It »h- will «*>«
a h-etolatfve n..-o*ure and *he rmi
Tl.le any eouditloos of *ettJ-~xS|
Improvement which she «
eT»-** only Insists that the fir* <
not t*e larjrrr titan ICO acre*. tNi
1* alxMit ib* only condition \
ran turn It over to cerpuraffcq
n>unti<* or to Individual*, «
plea** * She ha* every chaco- t*i
any *»«n of prv*vl*doo for nvha4
■| do n»»t t—lleve *f will *-trf 1
a *«'srelty of land. You caa j»
many well settled state* and \*s\
for tear than the Improvement*|
Tlx- pnllry of our rovemro* at Msl
to distribute It* land, and It nn
an«l rill *> continue. We hao ■
m-u to lutrl*or auy regret over ty
tkonal Ad ley I don’t think y«ti
< vul«f miprovr tlx* system at if
tW which our land ha* bees 4|
Uted.
"Now. there are less than a M
actvw N-iiic cultivated in
day For every mlUSon acr** I
cultivation in these arid lasdai
i* a population of about i,Vu**»j[
While I am not particularly hi
of cession. 1 much want to «•*(
thing done We are at a eaal
The Uotut-stead law and tlx* drst*
law are not adequate In any taS
And 1 want to tefl you that t*f
Ip-en fortunate in <*«4omd« TM
n*v<U ami corporations haw «M
large eraut* of land and haw p
them with ttdotile*. You harry
•«.u to howl at corporation* hn
Wyoming »»• have had m* *artf
tunity to -*j»-ak of. It i* ttxwMl
j»*vt.-d that Wyoming will \M
th I* act <*f cewahtn in Northern!
rail** lx-cause It offer* b**T 1! I
(unity which *he lia* not yet Ml
xxiol for Ptee Creek
Fine t'rvck. Colo.. Sep? d TW
• n-s-unc ••f tlx* Miaec*' sswctatM
Is- he hi In tlx- new hall Tbs ■
« id.-d at tlh- last meeting. ski
htuldins: *oiumittee anix»un<-ed th
hall Would t*e (vitupletetl by M
r 1U Tlx* l*uildina ha* hv<
by the n:in«*r* and pru*|»vt«n
will lx- ux-il for ip-m-ral bail pM
« »i„ r. x■ i lia* )x-»-n *et apart f-<l
i» it donated to th. w-aSf
•vMuity Msje-rlnt. ndtfur ha* !*«
to a teacher, and
••i" :> -- u w itb a lx.nt -J*t pu; »
• i.. irni Vj*j»r-r_’r** •'j
• f..r-i -l-Vll • *
f , onirrc**. Fl->-
mv f..r t hat work * *
of I: i s '.id To lx if.ad.ii"- *
. I - • :.*r th- fore - I
I •: :»rT, \\, ... Nolle lmVc ted
i - so tar. but seim- nif *
11 d p. a line a forth, r
• ll is «-X|**-Cte.| to !*•
••• rn .alioii fo« last >•.i - v.
iat* ; *m an additional ipFl
t o.- »>r s it mmi was mude .
< si..n, r ! jun ir. u\ ' '•* *
d." .1 the dixini.ssnl of twe'tvlj
trd :lx- name* of twelv- •.■■•rr*
dr..j.|x d frotu the rolls on P-- 1
a. lion w ill r.Mlme the f«>i"'
t u at the end of the year.

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