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I"PEOTEST IS EILED.
& OBJECTION TO THE USE OF
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v- . Uon. .T , It. Webster of Lincoln Mnkca the
\ji Complaint on the Ground that It is
, - the Oho of in Old 1'urty Name
ft Silver Kopahllcan but an
K . OfTnlioot of the Tarty.
: - A. Kopiihllcan File * Protest.
John It. Webster of Lincoln tiled a
protest last week against the use of
( „ the party name "silver republican" on
the oflicial ballot. The -protest was
filed with Secretary of State Porter
who will fix a date for a hearing after
he has consulted the attorney-general
in relation to a method of procedure.
The protest is filed by Mr. Webster as
an elector. He objects to the use of
the name "silver republican" because
it ia the adoption of an old party name ;
because it is calculated to confuse
voters , and because the party attempt
ing to use it is but a faction of the re
publican party and by the statutes of
the state is prohibited from using the
name "republican. " The protest in
I full follows :
"Whereas , A political party desig
nating itself as the "silver republican
party" has filed a certificate of its nom
inations by its said convention in the
office of the secretary of state , certify
ing that said party did at said conven
tion nominate John J. Sullivan for the
office of judge of the supreme court for
tho.statc of Nebraska , and George F.
Kenower and E. von Forrell for the
office of regents of the university of
Nebraska , now , therefore , I , Joseph R.
Webster , an elector and member of
the republican party , and a resident
and citizen of Lincoln , Lancaster
county , Nebraska , hereby protest and
object against the use of the term 're
publican' by said party and hereby
protest and object to the use of the
term 'silver republican party' as a
party name , and protest and object
I against designating the nominations
of said party on the ticket as 'silver
republicans' and protest and object
against the placing on said ticket of.
the words 'silver republicans' and protest -
| test and object to the secretary of
j state certifying to the several county
] clerks of the state of Nebraska said
nominations under the name and style
t : of 'silver republican. '
I ' 'Said Joseph R. Webster objects : to
I the use and designation of the name
1 'silver republican' on the said ticket
j for the reasons :
' "First : That it is the adoption and
i use of an old party name , to wit , 'the
' is known
i republican party'which party
f as a national political organization ,
B which has been in existence for more
! than forty years and which is a party
organization in the state of Nebraska ,
1 and throughout the United States and
I . has a place in history under the name
of the 'republican party. ' That the
( I ase of the name i 'silver republican' on
J I the said ticket over the said nomina-
| I tions is calculated to mislead and confuse -
| fuse the voters and electors of the
a state and is in violation of the letter ,
| spirit and intent of the statute.
"Second : 'That said Joseph R. Wcb-
H ster further objecting and protesting
9 says that the 'republican party' of the
B . state of Nebraska met in convention
B- on the 26th day of August , 1897 , and
j adopted a party emblem and made
j . * nominations for the said offices and a
K certificate of the party device and
fln emblem , and of the said nominations
made by the said 'republican party' of
V the state of Nebraska at said conven-
K tion have been duly filed by the prop-
iBj er officers with the secretary of state
B ill of Nebraska , * and no objection to the
Ki same has been filed and the said party
if name and emblem of the 'republican
is party' are entitled to a place , and will
I be placed upon the ticket by the sec-
I retary of state. •
1 "Third : Said Joseph R. Webster
J protests and objects for the further
| reason that the said party styling
I itsel f as 'silver republican' is but a
t faction and off-shoot of the said
| 'republican party' and by the statutes
of Nebraska is prohibited from using
j | or adopting the old party name 'repub
lican' of which the said 'silver repub
lican' is a faction and off-shoot , the
members and organization of which
are not in accord with the principles
of and do not-and did not at the late
general national or state election sup
port the platform of principles adopted -
\ ed by the 'republican party' or support
z jf v the nominees thereof , but opposed and
' | endeavored to defeat the same , and
aided their adversaries in so doing. "
j Mexican Price for Wheat.
Detroit Journal : Misfortunes never
come singly. Mr. Bryan has hardly
had time to flounder through an ex-
1 planation of the simultaneous rise of
wheat and fall of silv r when another
perplexing situation lias arisen to an
noy him. When the Nebraskan was
making his memorable campaign for
[ cheap money last fall , it will be re
membered that oae of his stock argu
ments was the assertion that the low
prices of farm products was directly
traceable to the gold standard. Based
upon this assertion , he drew the con
clusion that the free coinage of silver ,
by largely increasing the amount of
money in circulation , would effect a
corresponding increase in whatever
the farmer had to sell. In proof of *
this contention he was accustomed to
point to Mexico , as tangible evidence
of the value of cheap money to the pro
It may be unkind of the Mexicans to
strike a man when he is down , but the
facts appear to indicate that they have
dealt the boy orator a body blow when
he was hardly in condition to receive
such a shock. In a dispatch from the
City of Mexico yesterday , it is said
that wheat is selling in some parts of
J the republic at prices equal to 50 or GO
cents in gold. American farmers who
' are receiving from 95 cents to SI a
! bushel for their wheat will probably
find it difficult to reconcile Bryan's
flimsy argument with the cold facts.
XVild Guesswork of Fopocrats.
Kansas City Star : There seems to "
be a serious disagreement among the
! . silver men as to what the price of
wheat ought to "be. Bland says ,
"under a good government wheat
would be worth S1.75 instead of a del
lar. " ExVCongressman Towne says
wheat ought to be.selling for S2.50 ,
and Altgeld declares that Si.50 would
be the pi ice if this country had free
silver coinage. They merely made an
off-hand-guess , whereas there is soma
. " -lojric underlying Towne's figures. \
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With silver and gold at the prcscnl
commercial ratio dollar wheat , meas
ured by the gold standard , is equiva
lent to S2.50 in free coinage dollars ,
and that is the price , plus freight
charges and import duty , for which
wheat sells today in Mexico. So the
logical slogan for Mr. Bryan's follow
ers today is "free silver and S2.5C
The Fused Triplet * .
Chicago Inter Ocean : The demo
cratic party in Nebraska hardly knowfl
whether it is standing on its head'ou '
on its feet. It is triplets , and there is
much noise in the land.
Globe Democrat : A change of 7.000
votes in Nebraska will give the state
to the republicans. There should be
more than that number of voters who
are tired of exploded fallacies.
Buffalo Express : As Mr. Bryan is
preparing to make the fight in Ne
braska this year on the silver issue , his
challenge should be accepted by the
republicans and the best oratorical tal
ent of the party in the country should
be employed to beat him on his own
ground. Two months of hard cam
paigning would probably end forever
the career of the late national candi
date in Nebraska.
New York Mail and Express : The
republican party , supported by the
sound money democrats , should bo
able to defeat this combination of pop-
ocratic forces in Nebraska. Business
conditions and political events have
discredited the issue upon which Mr.
Bryan carried the state last fall and
his fight this 3rear is inspired not by
any vital public question , but by a des
perate realization that his defeat now
will render him an impossible candi
date for the presidency in 1900.
Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican : The
Nebraska populist convention adopted
one resolution expressing thankfulness
to Providence "rather than to any
man for the measure of prosperity
with which our state has been blessed ,
and we attribute the rise in wheat to
foreign scarcity rather than suppose it
to be the result of dear sugar or an in
creased tariff on straw. " It is some
thing for populistst to admit the ex
istence of a measure of prosperity
from any cause whatever outside , of
populist government. Altogether ,
then , the resolution exhibits populist
platform improvement , both in temper
Blow Hot and Cold.
Ord Times : The without-the-aid-or-
consent people claim now that prices
are" getting too high for the poor labor
ing people. Last fall prices were too
low for the poor farmer. When prices
are low they aie anxious to die for the ,
farmer and put the price up , and the
next week when the price has come up ,
they begin to be friends with the city
consumer and want the price down.
Now if they will explain how to have
high prices for one and low prices for
the other at the same time , there would
be some sense in their talk.
Not a Democrat.
Louisville Courier-Journal : Mr. Bry
an deplores the fact that the New
York popocrats refuse to say anything
about silver in the present campaign.
In this Mr. Bryan and his national
committee chairman , Mr. Jones , are at
loggerheads , Mr. Jones having advis
ed the course which Mr. Bryan depre
cates. This , however , is only one of
the differences between Mr. Bryan and
Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones was long a good
democrat ; Mr. Bryan has always been
more of a populist than a democrat ,
and more of a Bryanite than anything.
Time to Cut I.oone.
Weeping Water Republican : Judge
Sullivan said the next day .iter he had
received the nomination for supreme
judge that he thought the high prices
for farm products would injure him to
some extent in the campaign , but not
enough to prevent his election. May
the good Lord deliver us from a party
that thrives on the adversity of the
people. Is it not about time for honest
men to cut loose from parties holding
theories that require calamity to the
people in order to secure partj' success ?
If Jt Should Iiain.
South Sioux City Record : Our free
silver friends hate to admit that times
are nicking up under a republican ad
ministration , but it keeps them busy
getting out of the way of prosperity.
No matter how unwilling they are it
is bound to be thrust upon them , and
the Record advises every one of them
to hold fast to as much as he can. If
the unexpected should happen and the
democrats secure control three years
hence , they will need all they can get.
A. Dire Extremity.
Boston Journal : Those who are in
clined to cast 'harsh reflections upon
Mr. Bryan because he traveled on
passes which implies that he repre
sented papers with which he had no
connection , should pause amomentand
consider his means of support. He is
an office-seeker without an office , and
a lawyer without clients. The lectur
ing business has been ruined by the
wheat crop , and the misguided , over
advertised man has a family. What if ,
he did stretch a point to get a pass ?
A Smooth Scheme.
Elk Creek Herald : The populists
did not do a thing but sell their body ,
and souls to W. J. Bryan and the crip
pled wing of the democratic party at
the triangular state convention at
Lincoln. It was another one of Bryan's
smooth schemes and the pops are now
black and blue from kicking them
selves over being duped so easily by
flheir idol. After all the scheming it
took exactly twenty seven hours to se
lect a candidate.
• . Bitter Pill for Pops.
South Omaha Sun : The fact is daily
becoming more apparent to the popu
lists that they were buncoed in the re
cent three-cornered state convention
deal. They went there to have one of
their kind put up for them to vote for ,
but they have got to swallow the pill ai
voting for one who in no way repre
sents them. They are to furnish most
of the votes and the other fellows are
to get what there is in it.
The Con Man Among Farmers.
Springfield Republican : The silver
republican Charles A. Towne of Minnesota
seta is telling his democratic audi
ences in Iowa that under silver remon-
itization the American farmers would
today be getting § 2.50 instead of less
than * SI. This would mean flour at
over $15 a barrel. How that would '
draw the wage laborer of the country f
to 'he radical party. I
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. INTEREST IN OHIO.
THE FIGHT IS OF NATIONAL
United States Senators to Be I. 'tccted
from Two Status liver-rilling Points
to Kepubllcan Victories hut Democrats
Are Banking on Over Conlidunce.
Washington ' Letter. '
Advices from Ohio Indicate that the
voters there understand pretty clear
ly the heavy responsibility which rests
upon them. A failure to elect a Re
publican from that state- passes the
control of the Senate into the hands
of those opposed to President McKin-
tey at least until March 4,1899 , perhaps
to the end of his term. It is a big re
sponsibility , and it is well that the
Ohio Republicans recognize it.
Much interest is felt here In the Sen
atorial contests in the several states ,
especially Ohio , and also Maryland ,
New Jersey , Texas and Iowa , for portions
tions of the Legislatures which are to
be chosen in Iowa and New Jersey are
to participate in the election of Sen
Whije all Senatorial elections are
subjects of especial interest here , those
this fall , especially in Ohio and Mary
land , are particularly so because the
control of the Senate from March 4 ,
1899 , to 1901 may be determined by
them. On the Ohio election will de
pend the complexion of the Senate be
tween this and 1899 , provided a Re
publican is seated from Oregon.
So Ohio is the first to attract at
tention , because she may determine the
control of the Senate for the next two
years , while she , with the other states
above named , may control it for two
years more. It is not surprising , then ,
that every politician from Ohio is eag
erly questioned on his arrival here , and
that those from other states are also
the subject of attention when they put
in an appearance. On the state above
named may depend the control of the
Senate during all of President McKin-
There are now 43 Republicans in the
tmati 32 si \ < .i Democrats , 5 silver
Republicans , so-called ; 5 Populists and
3 sound-money Democrats. The death
of Senator George and the absenca of a
Senator from Oregon leaves the total
number but 88. With a Republican
seated from Oregon , and one elected
in Ohio , that party would , with the
co-operation of one Populist , control
the Senate. Even if a Democrat were
appointed to succeed Senator George
it is considered ' probable that at least
one of the Populists would co-operate
on Ohio , Maryland and a few other
close states as to the control of that
body during the remainder of President
Happily , the reports from all of these
states are very encouraging to the Re
publicans. In Ohio there now remains
no doubt of success provided the mem
bers of the party in that state do not
allow their good prospects to lead to a
neglect of duty. They have some very
shrewd men to deal with , and some
very unscrupulous ones , too , and be
tween these two they will need to get
out every vote. But if they do so , it
is conceded they will win. In Mary
land the Republicans are hopeful. They
are all standing now well in line , and
when the good , round majority by
which they carried the state last year
is remembered , it is apparent that they
have good chances of success. Yet ,
they have as shrewd and unscrupulous
a man to fight as have the Ohioans , for
Arthur P. Gorman is a man who can
only be beaten by the most heroic work
on the part of the Republicans of
G. H. WILLIAMS.
Ah , There !
KEEPING OUT THE FOREIGN LIVE STOCK ,
with the Republicans , thus leaving that
party in control of the Senate , with
the aid of the vice-president's vote.
Thirty-one seats in the Senate are
to be filled between now and March 4 ,
1899. Eleven of these are now filled
by Republicans , fifteen by silver Demo
crats , two by Populists , two by silver
Republicans and one by a sound-money
Demccrat. It is conceded that the Re
publicans will elect Senators from
Maine , Vermont , Massachusetts , Rhode
Island , Connecticut , Pennsylvania ,
Iowa , Michigan and Minnesota ; the
Democrats in Virginia , Florida , South
Carolina , Texas and probably Missouri
and Tennessee and the silverites in
Nevada , Montana and Utah. With the
Ohio Republicans successful this fall
the Republican party is practically sure
of 41 votes in the Senate in the last
half of McKinley's term and the silver
Democrats 25. There is reason to be
lieve that the Republicans may be suc
cessful in sending members of their
own party from Maryland , West Vir
ginia , Indiana , Wisconsin , North Da
kota , California , New York and New
Jersey to succeed Democrats now hold
ing seats from these states. Should
this happen it would give the party
an easy control of the Senate. Should
they only win in one-half these states
they would be able to control the Senate - '
ate with'the vote of the vice-president ,
i It will be seen , then , that there is
good reason for the intense interest
• with which the Ohio election of this
fall is being watched. Upon it alone
may depend the control of the Senate
between this time and March 4 , 1899 ,
while upon Ohio , Maryland and a few
other close states will depend the con
trol after March 4 , 1899 , to the end of
President McKinley's term.
Therefore , all eyes are on Ohio as
to her possible control of the Senate
during the next eighteen months , and
" T 1
J SKk fit
Kxcludo Tliis Cheap Labor.
It has long been known , and recent
experience has shown its intensity ,
that quite a number of unemployed la
borers come to this country across the
Canadian border. It is not the mere
fact that they are unemployed to which
we object , as it is the fact of their un
fortunate impoverished condition. The
immigration laws upon our statutes are
supposed to check any influx of pauper
labor. But they do not , because they
are not rigidly enforced , it is not pos
sible to watch every mile of the Cana
dian border , but it should be possible
to prevent the admission of British
pauper labor at those points where
American officials are stationed. With
the restoration of prosperity under our
policy of Protection , and the consequent
quent greater employment of labor , we
are sure to see many hundreds of En
glish , Canadian and Chinese laborers
attempting to locate in the United
States , and every effort made to do so
in contravention of our immigration
laws should be promptly checked. The
American labor market should be sup
plied by American wage-earners. There
are more than enough of them to sup
ply all demands at present.
Effect of Discriminating Duty.
A 10 per cent , discriminatory duty
imposed by Great Britain against
United States wheat and corn would
soon bring the latter to their senses.
The Canadian Manufacturer.
We are rather inclined to believe
that "a 10 per cent , discriminatory
duty imposed by Great Britain against
United States wheat and corn" would
have the effect of bringing the people
of Great Britain to their senses by
showing them , directly and conclusive
ly , the benefit of a policy of Protection
to British agricultural interests.
A tirnmble from Scotland.
The people of these ( British ) islands ,
who admit the surplus produce of the
United States free , will not be disposed
to grumble over-much at the barriers
by which American legislators seek to
exclude our manufactures. Edinburgh
Why , then , so much grumbling on.
the part of the Scotch manufacturers
because we propose to establish indus
tries for the manufacture of our own
flax goods , burlaps , bags , bagging , etc. ?
The End of Bryan.
To-day Bryan couldn't poll half as
many votes as he did in November.
Minneapolis "Journal. "
Glad to hear it And let us take care
that he doesn't poll a dozen vote ? in
190Q. Kill him at the Democratic con
The silver men ndmlt grurabllngly
that there has been an advance In
wheat while silver has fallen , but say
that this is due to shortages abroad.
Oats are 25 per cent higher than a year
ago ; wool 50 per cent higher ; tobacco
double In value ; corn , rye , barley , hay
and meats have all advanced ; mean
time silver has fallen 20 per cent In a
year. How is this , anyway ?
Can it bo possible that the "gold pow
er" has obtained control of the trades
unions ? Hero they are reporting an in
crease of 34 per cent in the number of
people employed as against one year
ago , and silver steadily falling moan-
That party of Republican "spellbind
ers" who are stumping Ohio will please
omit to mention the fact that silver
has fallen over 15 per cent in value
since the Democratic platform was
adopted , and 20 per cent in the past
year. The mention of unpleasant facts
of this sort is rather embarrassing to
Mr. McLean and his followers.
Mr. MBryan still has confidence. He
hopes that the price of wheat will go
down again , and then there will be an
other chance for the silver argument
and the calamity cry. At least he pre
dicts that the price will soon go back ,
and that the demand for free silver will
then come again with renewed vigor.
Altgeld , in his speech in Philadel
phia , says that railway rates are twice
as high in this country as they are in
Europe. On the contrary , it is shown
by abundant consular evidence that
railroad travel in this country is cheaper -
er , more comfortable , and better than
anywhere in Europe. Such reckless
statements as these can only result to
the disadvantage of the speaker when
the facts become known. -
Those who have doubted the accurac :
if reports of increased employment can
now have the benefit of official figures.
The reports of the New York trades
unions show an increase of 34 per cent ,
in the number of people employed in
that city compared with those of one
year agoIt is estimated that this
rate of increase applied to the country
at large would mean about 350,0uu ad
ditional persons at work in these McKinley -
Senator Foraker says Ohio sheep
have doubled in value in the past few
months. That may be more difficult
for Mr. Bryan to "explain" than was
the advance in wheat , which .he says
was due to scarcity abroad. The fact
is , the theory that the low prices of
farm products were due to the treat
ment of silver never had any founda
tion , and the general upward march of
farm prices while silver was falling
shows it to be true.
The great free-coinage prophet , John
P. Altgeld , in his speech on Labor Day , i
was strangely silent on the money
question. Last year , according to Alt
geld , all that was needed to effect a
perfect condition of affairs was to es
tablish free coinage , but even so soon
as this he has practically dropped the
silver issue and is now holding forth
on government ownership of tele
graphs , railroads and other things.
Without going into the question at all
of the merits of these questions , the
people will be liable to doubt the desirability - j
sirability of any measure advocated by j
such a champion as Altgeld , who , it •
thus appears , is liable to let go of his
subject at any time to take up some
The free-traders contend that the
consumer pays the protective duty. ,
W7hy should foreigners object to it ,
then , and threaten retaliation and all
that sort of thing ? The following
statement by the Daily Argus , of Brad
ford , Eng. , is significant : "There is
not a weaver for the American market
in this district who could not offer his
or her own experience showing that he
or she contributed by the docking of
weekly earnings to pay the duty Amer
ica imposes. "
How do the friends of silver account
for the fact that there was an advance
of 6 % per cent , in values during the
months of July and August , while sil
ver was rapidly falling ? Silver in New
i'ork was worth 61 cents per ounce on :
luly 1 and on September 1 was worth
51 cents per ounce , a-fall pf 10 per cent. :
5Tet Bradstreet's index table of the .
prices of 100 staple raw and manufac- .
: ured articles show an average ad- •
pance of 6 % per cent , in their value '
luring the two months.
It may be that the advance in wheat :
s due to shortage abroad , but how \
lbout cotton , wool , barley , tobacco , \
: orn , oats , and meats of all kinds ? ,
They have advanced , too , and yet sil- <
rer has fallen. ;
The calamity shouters are not refer- ;
• ing to the fact that official reports of '
; he New York trades unions show an \
ncrease of 34 per cent , in the number .
) f people employed. \
Bryan Democracy is being assailed *
Lt every point by sound-money Demo-
: rats. The late action of the Ohio
iound-money men will tend still fur-
her to decrease the McLean vote in t
hat state. c
Silver fell 16 cents an ounce in the *
rear from September 1 , 1896. to Sep- ! \
ember 1 , 1897. At that rate it will be -
vorth just 3 cents an ounce by the time j
he campaign of 1900 opens. I
ilatform is having difficulty in escap- E
ng from it. j j
ITS W011K IS DONE.
• CLOSING SESSION OFTHE IRRI- •
CATION CONGRESS. . " *
Tmior or th ICexoliitlniitf Adopted Col
onization of tint Arid Went Commend
ed Clmynnne. "Wyoming , Soleotod u *
the riuco for the Next Mooting Tlia
Executive Committed and Oholco of
Olllcors for the Kiisulug year.
CloHlnc of the Irrigation Goncrnm.
On the last clay of the irrigation con-
gsess in Lincoln the following resolu
tions were adopted :
"Tho value of the irrigated farm and
the security of the homes thereby crea
ted are alike dependent upon the effi
cient public control of the water sup
ply and the prevention of water becom
ing a speculative commodity. Wo
believe that the waters of all streams
should forever remain public property
and that the right to their use Hhoiild
inhere not in the individual or the
ditch , but in the land reclaimed.
"Whereas , The perpetuation of the
forests of the arid region is essential
to the maintenance of the water sup
ply for irrigation as well as the supply
of timber for industrial needs ,
"Resolved , That the president of the
United States be memorialized to , so
soon as a proper and udequate form of
administration shall be provided , with
draw from entry or sale under the act
of congress of March 3 , 1801 , all the
public lands which are of more value /
for their timber than for agriculture
or for their minerals.
"Whereas , The present public land
laws having developed under the con
ditions where irrigation is not a neces
sity and having- their operation
proved utterly unsuited to the condi
tions and the needs of the arid region ,
"Whereas , The present policy of
divided control between state and
nation of the pnblie lands and watery
of the arid region retards development ,
misleads settlers , hampers enterprise
and is responsible for the rapid de- i
stmetion of western forests and
"Resolved , That we favor the crea
tion by congress of a commission of
skilled and experienced persons to in
vestigate the conditions now existing
and to submit to congress such changes
in our land laws as the investiga
tions shall show to be desirable.
"Resolved , That the executive com
mittee be authorized to appoint a com
mittee to proceed to Washington and
urge the early creation of such a com
mission. We favor the construction at
the earliest practicable date by the
general government of two reservoirs ,
recently located under the direction of
the United States engineer corps , one
each in Colorado and Wyoming. "
This section brought a minority re
port as follows :
"Relieving that the construction of
storage reservoirs for irrigation pur
poses is not a proper function of the
lederal government , but its work
should be confined to surveys and in
vestigations for the collection of information
mation in regard to water supply , ex
tent of irrigable lands , location of res
ervoir sites , etc , the minority of the
committee on resolutions recommends
that the resolution favoring construc
tion by the federal government of res
ervoirs be not adopted. " -
The majority report was adopted.
"Resolved. That we commend all
efforts looking to the colonization of
the arid westand the creation of homes
there for the worthy poor.
"Resolved. That We have heard with
the greatest interest and pleasure Mrs.
Rooth-Tueker ' s presentation and ex
planation of the plans ami purposes of
the Salvation Army in organizing eol-
onics of the worthy poor of our great
cities to settle and build homes upon
the rich irrigated lands of the west.
Theirs is a grand , noble and patriotic
work and deserves the earnest com
mendation and support of every citizen
of our country. The west extends its
hearty welcome to those worthy people
ple and pledges onr sympathy and snp-
port in aiding tle people to make
happy homes upon our rich and pro
ductive lands. "
Delegate S. M. Emery of'Montana
warmly protested against a project
which he asserted was bound to bring
to the western states a population
that might prove undesirable , but this
motion to strike out was defeated.
The report of the committee was then
adopted as a whole.
Cheyenne. Wyo. , was settled as the
place for the next meeting.
The election of officers being in
arder the roll of states was called , and
the following members of the execu
tive committee were named : Califor
nia. C. M. Hemtz ; Colorado , A. L. Kel
logg ; District of Columbia. E. F. Rest :
tdaho. V. J. .Mills ; Illinois. C. A. Park ;
Ivansns. J. A. Churchill ; Kentucky , A.
IV. Pickering ; Missouri. Thomas
Knight ; Minnesota , T. .1. Frost ; Mieh-
gan , O. E. McCntehen : Montana. S. M.
• hnery : New Mexico. Thomas J. Clark ;
Nebraska. Matt Daugherty : Nevada.
1. 15. Maxon : Ohio , W. Lawrence :
) klahoina. If. E. Glazier : South Da
cota. C. V. Gardner : Tenness e , Cia- . \ (
Harrison ; Utah. II. L. Slmrtleif , 1
Vyoming , George East. 8
The executive committee made its |
eport. having selected Joseph M. Cary \
> \V3-0miug as chairman : nG. . Mills
> f Idaho , secretary , and C. M. Heintz '
f California , treasurer. The selection '
f the committee to wait upon con
gress was left to the chairman. It '
vas decided that each member pres-
nt be charged SI membership fee.
The congress adopted a sappleraent-
ry resolution endorsing the Herman 5J
rrigation and commission bill , which * xi
irovides that the government cede to ' '
ach state 1,000,000 acres of arid lands , n
irovided they reclaim the same within '
en days after the cession. '
• The business having been completed , '
he convention adjourned sine die. ' (
State Irrigation Association.
Lincoln dispatch : The state irriga-
ion association elected the followino-
fiicers for the coming year : President * 4 ni
1. G. Wolfenbarger ; vice-president aRf 'a
I. Akers ; secretary , Joseph Obdr ? e
elder ; treasurer , T. C. Lloyd. TK X' :
ommittee on resolutions was in\
tructed to report to the executive
ommittee , which was authorized t * >
ct on the report. President Wolfen-
arger stated that the executive and
ther committees would be appointed
* an early date and announcement of
he selection would be made through
he public press. °
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