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Reported by Dloyd C. Thomas of
the Alliance Herald.
Wc are very pleased to b able
to give to our readers thin week
a complete report of the first
meeting of the Nebraska State Ir
rigation Association, which marks
nn epoch in the history of the ad
vancement of Western Nebraska.
A careful perusal of the (fol
lowing report will be of much in
terest to all who arc interested in
any way in irrigation in Nebras
ka. Kxlrn copies of thifr papor
can be secured by application to
As will be noticed, the pceeh
c by different anembotvi of the
Association have been omitted.
Bocmiso of the great length of
this report we found it necessary
to leave out the speeches in this
REPORT OP THE MEETING.
Bridgeport, Nebraska, November
Meeting called to order nt 10:45
a. in., by temporary President,
T. 0. Egleston, in the chair; D.
D. Price, temporary Secretary.
Opening speech by Chairman.
Appointment of committees tak
31otiam by 0. h. Shumway, du
ly seconded, that the chair be
given full authority Xo appoint
the iiciefwiiry committees. Miotiou
Motion by It. P. Williains,tha.t
the temporary organization be
nrade permanent. Unanimously
Opening speech of wclcomp for
Bridgeport by CI. J. Hunt.
Answer by the President.
Committee on credentials ap
pointed by the President, consist
ing of M. B. Smith, J. T. White
head, and A. Wickstrom.
Suggested by J. T. Whitehead
that the oomunitteo on perma
nent organization be dispensed,
Mr. Shumway stated that in
his opinion this was inadvisable
as this commit tee could save a
great deal of work by ftvumulat
ing the plan of oiiginatiwi, ote.
Committee on orginazatipn ap
pointed by the President, consist
ing of 0. L. Shumway, J. W.
Smith, and V. JO. Guthrie.
Delegates were all requested to
enroll with awl present their cre
dentials to the secretary.
Adjourned at 11:30. to mect,at
2:a0 p. in. " '
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 101010.
Meeting called to order by the
President at 2 :U0 p. m.
Piano solo by Mim Hazel Seog
The president stated that the
appointment of the committee on
resolutions and the committee on
legislation-, in his opinion, should
be referred to the delegates.
The following were nominated
for the committee an resolutions:
W. L. Minor, Daniel D. Davis,
S, P. Delatour, F. F. Everett,
0. W. Gardner, G. J. Hunt.
Mr. F. F. Everett asked that
his name be withdrawal Emm the
Motion by d. W. Smith that
the nominations he closed and
that those nominated be declared
elected. Motion carried.
Report of committee on orgi
nization was submitted by G. L.
Shumway, chairman. The report
was as follows :
REPORT OF COMMITTEE
We, your committee on organ
ization, beg leave to submit the
We recommend for the perma
nent officers of this association,
a President, a Secretary, a Treas
urer, and one Vice President to
be selected from each irrigation
organization, association, corpo
ration, and irrigation district in
the state; an executive commit
tee composed of five members,
one to be selected from tho Nio
brara and White River drainage
areas, one from the Republican
drainage area, and one each from
the Lodgepole, South Platte, and
North Platte areas. Also a legis
lative committee composed of sev
en members to bo seleoted by the
Wo also recommend for a ba
sis of representation at future
meetings of this association:
Twenty-five delegates to be ap
pointed by the Governor.
Twenty-five to be appointed by
the State Engiueor.
Three to be appointed by the
mayor of each town or city.
Three to be appointed by the
county commissioners of .each
Three to be appointed by each
Five to be selected by each ir
rigation or power ditch, whether
operated by corporation, associa
tion, or district.
All state and federal officers.
All officers of counties where
in irrigation is practiced.
Five for the State Conservation
0. h. Shumway, Chair'nin.
J. W. Smith. , ,
W. 13. Guthrie.
The following auiendinent was
offered by W .L. Minor: That, in
stead of the paragraph stating
basis for representation, as given
in the report, it be made to read1
"Wc also rocommend for a ba
sis of representation t at fmture
meetings of this association-:
State Engineer and Assistant
Members of the State Senate
and House of Representatives.
All state, t county and city of
ficials, within irrigated torntory.
Officers of the State Conserva
tion Com mission.
DELAGATES APPOINTED UN
DER PROPER PROVISIONS,
Five " delegates appointed by
Two delegates appointed by
the Conservation and State De
Five delegates appointed by
each board of county commission
ers in irrigated territory.
One delegate appointed by the
mayor of each city or village in
Two delegates appointed by
each irrigation, agriculture, and
engineering society, colleges, nor
mals, and university.
One delegate appointed by each
commercial body in irrigation ter
One delegate at large and one
additional for each one thousand
acres or major fraction thereof
irrigated by each irrigation ditch
canal and power company, not
exceeding ten delegates.
Motion that the amendment be
accepted, seconded and carried.
Motion by G. L. Shumway, dai
ly seconded, that the report of
the committee on organization, as
amended,' be necepted. Carried.
Mr. T. H. Barnes ,of Holdridgc',
made an extended and inspiring
speech, in whioh he suggested
that a special committee be ap
pointed to take up the question
of building the necessary dams
for irrigating some of the table
lauds in Western Nebraska.
The report of the committee on
credentials was given by the
chairman, .1. T. Whitehead, and
was as follows:
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON
Wc, the committee on creden
tials, beg to report that the fol
lowing names of delegates have
been examined auu are hereby
entitled to seats in this conven
tion:. OMAHA. W. E. Guthrie, W. B.
Howard, C. A. Sweet, Irving
Bridgeport! c. s. Fairman.
It. P. Scott, J. MMieBlano, Geo,
DcCraw, L. R. North, Q. J.
Hunt, J. D. Hagerty, A. W. At
kins, C. D. Casper, Judge J. II.
Steiiteville, F. E. Williams, It.
II. Willis, Mark Spauogle, Fred
Limdblirg, W. II. Willis, II. T.
Dean, Frank, galloway.
SCOTTSufdJFF. Qtfco. 'lergcns,
C. NWjight, F. F. Everett, G.
L. Shumway, T. D. Deutsch, A.
M. Petite, W. M, Barbour.
OSUKOSU. Walter Clark, R. F.
Williams, II. G. Cumacr.
L1SCO. Ruben Lisco.
GER1NG. 0. W. Gardner, W.
LEWELLEN. S. P. DeLatour, J.
C. McCoy, J. B. Orr.
BROADWATER. Chas. ToHe,
Pat Rowlan, Ed. Smith.
HENRY. W. EBager, E. K.
MORRILL. 0. E. Moline, 0. B.
Brown, J. T. Logan, Ilartson
A. Mark, W. L. Minor, W. II.
Lane, J. G. Woodman, J. W.
Plummcr, R. G. Walsh, C. W.
BAYARD. H. E. Randall, C. 0.
Morrison, James Burns J. H.
Daggy, L. H. Franklin, Burl
OJSveland, 0. W. Sixbury. Ay.V
Afliderson, W. T. McKelvey, F.
GRAND ISLAND. O. v Swan.
MINATAltE. Dan D. Davis, I.L.
Lyman, Frank Johnson, II. A.
Clark, T. E. Chambers, Math
MITCHELL. Wm. Dunham, H. G.
A lilt, J. T. Whitehead.
H0LDR1DGE. Theo. F. Barries.
STKATTON. J. W. Smith.
IIERSIIEY;. A. Wickstrom, G. F.
KEARNEY. W. C. Scoutt.
ALLIANCE. S. IC Warrick, II.
E. Smith, Lloyd C. Thomas.
CRAWFORD. Page T. Francis.
ItEDINGTON. G. W. Twislcy.
FltEEPORT. T. G. Englcston.
LINCOLN. D. D. Price.
Jus. T. Whitehead, Ch'rm'n.
W. B. Smith.
0. W. Gardner, of Gering,madc
an extended speech, giving the
history of some of the develop
ment of the North Platte Valley.
J. T. Whitehead, President of
the Water User's Association of
the North Platte Valley, gave a
speech, telling of the difficulties
experienced in tlic North Platte
Valley, and a statement of con
ditions at the present time.
Meeting adjonnncd to convene
at 9:00 a. m., Wednesday morn
ing. Wednesday morniner, Nov. 16, '10
M ccting called to order by Pres
ident Egleston at 0:50 a. m.
The report of the committee on
Resolutions was read b' the
chairman, W. L. Minor, and was
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON
Wc, the committee on resolu
tions, beg to submit the follow
ing report to the Nebraska Irri
As it is a matter of common
knowledge among all people en
gaged in .'figation enterprises
and in the nc'ual application if
water to lauds for irrigation, pur-"
poses that the Jaws of this state
arc not sufficiently comprehen
sive and arc inadequate to se
cure proper results in accordance
with our present needs. And
WHEREAS, There arc inany
amendments as 'well as new laws
needed m all sections of the irri
gated territory in Nebraska, to
enable us to adjust our affairs
to meet the ever growing and de
veloping conditions of the state.
WIIHREAS, This association
has caused to be appointed a leg
islative committee consisting of
seven members whose duty it shall
be to draft such laws and amend
ments as may be determined to
be for the best interests of all
sections concerned, and present
the same to- the next session of
the State Legislature. Now
THEREFORE be it resolved,
that it is the sense of this asso
ciation that the members of the
senate and house of representat
ives in legislature assembled giv
to the report and suggestions of
said committee favorable consid
eration. Section 2.
Be it further resolved that we
favor the disposition of the ca
pacity of the Pathfinder reservoir
in excess of the requirements of
the land owners under the gov
ernment project, to other canals
and appropriators along the North
PJatte River at a figure that is
just and equitable, based upon
the cost of the reservoir and on
terms "similar to those on which
water is disposed of to the land
owners under the Government,
project, so much of the proceeds
derived therefrom to be credited
to the Government project ars
will reduce the charge for water
as based upon the cost Of ithe res
ervoir, to the price at which the
same may be furnished to other
Be it further resolved that we
favor a graduated plan of water
payments under the Pathfinder
canal extending over a longer
period of time than ten years, as
recommended by the North Platte
Valley Water User's Association
Be it further resolved that it
is the sense of this Convention
that no corporation, company or
individual shoidd be granted the
exclusive right to irrigate the
lands of any land owner without
having first obtained the consent
of the owner of such land; that
the right of any land owner to
purchase or proeuro water for ir
rigation purposes from any source
he desires should never be denied
That this Convention recommends
that the coming? legislature enact
a law permitting and enabling
any land owner to so purcluisc
rater for the irirgation of his
lands from any source he desires,
and to convey the same over or
under any existing ditch to his
lands. Provided such land own
er has not expressly consented
to any appropriation that may
have been made and is claimed
for such lands.
Whereas, tlu-ough tho effort of
the Bridgeport Commercial Club
and the kindness of the citizens
of Bridgeport, the delegates to
this Convention have "been splen
didly entertained and their com
forts looked ufter carefully, and
desiring to express our apprecia
tion be it
Resolved, that wc extend our
thanks to the Bridgeport Com
mercial Club and to the citizens
of Bridgeport for their efforts in
Be it further resolved, That
as a manifestation of our appre
ciatiun of the arduous work and
effective service of our worthy
President and Secretary, That we
hereby extend to them, our hearty
thanks for their efficient work.
And be it further resolved, That
copies of those resolutions be for
warded through the proper com
mittees and to such members of
the legislature and congress as
in their judgment would give the
matter the most serious attention.
W. L. Minor, Chairman.
G. J. Hunt.
0. W. Gardner.
Dan D. Davis.
Motion by W. L. Minor, duly
seconded, that the report be ac
cepted. Discussion by Messrs. Shuin--wav.
Davis. Gardner. Judtre Wil
liams. Wright. F. E. Williams, and
Motion by S. lv. Warrick that
each section of the resolution be "Callaway, IS'eb., JNov. 14, i:uu.
read-separately and voted on scp- Secretary Nebraska Irrigation
irately; seconded and corried. Congress, Bridgeport. Dear Sir:
Section- one read by Secretary. On my return from inspecting th
Motion by Mr. J. T. Whitehead Burwell Irr'galion Company Ca
that .section one be adopted, sec-' nal T. find a notice of the meeting
onded and carried. I at Bridgeport, Nov; 15 and 10,
Section two read by Secretary, and my appo.nlment as a dele
Discussion by Mr. Hunt, Ever- gate. Now it is a physical irn
ett, Judge Williams and White-' possibility for n-- to be there but
lond. ,& " j t am with you in spirit and puv-
MotioiVby Mr. Whitehead that pose and you nay count iik in
section two be adopted, seconded
Section three read by Secy.
Motion by S. K. Wonrick that
section three be adopted, second
ed and carried.
Section four read .by Secy.
The following substitute was
offered by Mr. Shumway in the
place of section four: "Resolved,
that no appropriation for water
to irrigate shall b granted until
WAKE UP TO YOUR OPPORTUNITY
BUY LAND IN DESOTO CO., FLORIDA. WHILE
THE TIME AND PRICES ARE RIGHT
LAND IS SOARING IN VALUE
HERE IS THE SECRET
Completion of the Panama Canal
Don't wait till tho last minute. Wake up now. Ten acres is enough. Forty acres a fortune.
$1.00 down per acre and $1.00 per acre per month. We have an oxcellent tract of Fruit and
Vegetable land lying along Pineapple and Peace rivers and adjacent to the City of Punta
Gorda in DeSoto County, Florida, which we have subdivided in 10, 20 and 40 acre tracts at
very attractive prices and on easy terms. Why not be independent? FARMS AND GROVES
IN BEARING PAY FROM $500 TO $2,000 PER YEAR PER ACRE.
Covey's Florida Land Co., PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA. Nov. 2, 1010.
My Dear Mr. WuiUup: I write to lot you know that I have arrived safely. Have seen two-thirds of
your ground and 11 nd it level as far as tho eye can see. On almost any 10-acre tract there is enough clear ground
for anyone to start truck gardening at once. The orange and grapefruit trees are still loaded with fruit. About
one-third was lost by the storm. There must have been quite a bit of waterfall here, I have chosen tract No. 2,
us I want a quick return, so I can get my fumily out here. The plow goes in the ground next Tuesday. I will
have to drain ray place a little, for there is some water oh it. This is u Uno climate and country It has Cali
fornia beat a mile. Anyone that wants to buy a place need not go any further than this to Unci the ideal spot.
The town is slow, the people are a dreamy sort of lot. The grapefruit, pinoapples, and all other fruit and vege
tables are raised by people from other states. I understand Putnam has sent a box of fruit your way. Every
thing you say in your ads is the truth about this place. I think that parties who are willing to work have a gold
mine here. Write to Acline. Yours truly, A. VAN DAM, Acllne, Florida.
WE HAVE A COPY OF RON A FIDE LETTER ON FILE IN OUR OFFICE.
Covey's Florida Plantation Co.,
Gittltmu PImm stri mi literatim and
ctoafeti Marnatiii canctnicf rr waafcrutl
Ctrwctci Firns to U Stto Ceatty, FltrMa.
I an ai'ticiilMlylattriit u raisiag
the applicant shall first satisfy
the state board of irrigation that
a majority of the water users to
be served are favorable thereto."
Motion by Mr. Shumway that
the substitute be accepted. Mo
Suggested by Mr. Warrick that
if care was not used outside cap
ital might be discouraged from
investing in Nebraska irrigation
Motion by Judge Williams that
section number four be rejected.
Section number four read ngai)
by the Secretary.
Motion- was made and second
ed that section number four be
laid on the tabic, carried.
Sections five, six and seven
read by the Secretary.
Motion that sections five, six
and seven be adopted by a rising
vote, seconded and carried.
Speech by W. E. Guthrie, of
Omaha, on "Irrigation Develop
ment in our state, and How Wc
Jean Help Promote It."
Mr. Minor suggested1 that some
means of getting out advertising
matter for the irrigated sections
of Nebraska be taken- up and tha
money be raised for this purpose.
Mr. Shumway suggested tliat
there should be s plan of raising
money for carrying on the busi
ness of the association.
Mr. Hunt stated that the ex
penses of this meeting were being
paid by the Bridgeport Commer
cial Club. He stated that he sup
posed the by-laws which were to
be drawn would include plans for
raising of funds.
Mr. Minor suggested that any
one who had suggestions or plans
for by-laws should send them to;nateti to SUCCced himself as pres-
nim as cuairman oi inu rusuiu-, ident.
tions committee. Motion by Mr. Hunt,, didy sec-
Speech made by Mr. Wm. Dun- ontiod, that the nominations cease
ham of Mitchell, on "The Devel- nmi jjr. Egleston be declared re
opment of Seepage Water." elected bv a standing vote. Mo-
Tlie toiiowing letters irom n.
II. Andrews, of Calloway, D. Clem!
Denver of Omaha, and J. u. Heel-
er oi North Platte, were read:
as a charter member. 1 know
the members of the North Platte
Valley Water Users Association
who are interested in lands under
the Pathfinder Dam and Canals
are well fitted to deal with the
practical questions that will come
up, and I hope to meet you all in
Chicago next year, where I will
try to be on time. Success to
your deliberations. Yours truly,
II. II. Andrews."
WRITE FOR BOOKLET.
512 Chicago Opera House Building
"Omaha, Ncbr., Nov, 12 ,1910.
Mr. D. D. Price, Secretary Ne
braska State Irrigation Associa-"
tion, Bridgeport, Nebraska. Dear
Sir:-1 thank you for my appoint
ment as a delegate to the Nebras
ka State Irrigation Association,
to be held at Bridgeport, Nebras
ka, November IGUi ami 16th, aud
I regret very much indeed that
I will not bo able to be present.
I have a boy very sick with ty
phoid fevor at this time and
therefore cannot be with you. I
am much interested in this work
and hope the meeting will be a
Very successful one. Yours tru
ly, D. Clem. Denver, General Ag
ent, Chicago, Burlington & Quin
"North Platte, Nebr., No vein-.
ber 11, 1910. Mr. D. D. Price,
Secretary Nebraska State Irriga
tion Association, Bridgeport, Ne
braska. Dear Sir:- Yours of tho
9th instant came duly to hand.
I was much surprised to learn
that the Association meeting had
been set for the 15th and l(th of
November, the notice therefore
being so short. I regret exceed
ingly the fact that it is set for
that time as our distinct count
convenes on the 14th, and I am
very much afraid that I will not
be able to attend the convention.
I will, however, try and get my
cases arranged so as to be at
Bridgeport on the 15th and 16th,
but have little hope that I can
succeed. If not present, please
express to the convention my best
regards for its success. Respect
fully yours, J. G. Beeler."
The election of officers was
Mr. T. G. Egleston was nonu-
Speech made by the President
in which he thanked the Conven
tion for tin
the honor and assured
them that he would give his best
efforts to the work.
Mr. W. L. Minor nominated for
Motion by D. D. Price that the
nominations be closed and Mr.
Minor be declared elected unani
mously by acclamation, seconded
and carried. ,
Mr. S. K. Warrick of Alliance
was nominated for Treasurer.
Motion by Mr. Shumway-that
the nominations be closed and -Mr
Warrick be declared elected, sec
onded and carried.
Motion by Mr. Whitehcad'that
the Executive Committee be auth
orized to appoint the Vice Presi
Motion by Mr. Everett that the
report of the committee on per
manent organization be amended-
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