TfiE M6RNING OBEGONIAN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1905. 11 BIG CONGRESS ENDS SESSION ! Officers Are Elected for the Irrigation Association for Next Year. . llrwT . .. riKiri BOISE GETS NEXT MEETING Some Arguments Over Various Top ics Mark the Closing: Hours of the Session Which Held Its Gathering Here. FEATUE.ES OF IAST DAY. Resolution commending the Irriga tion act was protested but finally adopted without change from report of committee. Resolution favoring Immigration commission not Introduced by advo cates, who announced their purpose to carry forward campaign to attain de sired object outside the association. Boise selected as next place of assembly. Officers elected In conformity with report of committee on permanentor ganlzatlon: Goernor George C Par dee, California, president; L. W. Shurtlirf. Utah, first vice-president; J. H Stephens, Texas, seoond vice-president ; E. L. Smith, Oregon, third vice president; Colonel H. B. Maxson. Ne vada, secretary. Reception In evening at Commercial Club, at which Mormon Tabernacle Choir was heard In final programme before leaving for their homeward trip. Fittingly the concluding entertainment of the delegates and visitors to the thir teenth annual session of the National Ir rigation Congress was a brilliant social function at which the famous Mormon Tabernacle choir, of Ogden, rendered a pleasing programme before its departure to return home, after having captivated. r.ot only music-loving Portland, but thou sands of visitors from throughout the United States and abroad in attendance at the Exposition. The final day was devoted largely to consideration of reports of tho various committees of the congress, and was marked by vigorous expressions cn live subjects, but without resulting: in any de- -vlatlon from conclusions of the commit tees before which the subjects were threshed ouL The plank In the resolu tions commending the irrigation laws was the bone of contention in an animated discussion, with those favoring an amend ment to increase the acreage allowed to Individual holders under reclamation proj ects, but the convention decided by large majority that the wisdom of tho present regulation limiting holdings to 160 acres should not be questioned. Smythe's Resolution Falls. An attempt was also made to Introduce the resolution of William E. Smythe, of California, bearing upon the formation of an Imlgratlon commission, but It was de cided by those having the matter In hand that the object could best be attained wnnout precipitating a debate that would undoubtedly have become acrimonious be cause of the bitter antagonism offered by some of the delegates to the consideration of anything pertaining to Immigration and colonization. Mr. Smythe Incorporated the resolution in his address before the congress in order that It might appear in the published report. Commercial Club Reception. Harmony of orchestral election floated out from the eighth 'floor of the Chamber of Commerce building last night, while handsomely gowned, beau tiful women and the men who have labored for the past four days at the Irrigation Congress, met In the par lors of the Commercial Club for one of the most elegantly appointed re ceptions of the Exposition period. The splendid Mormon Tabernacle choir, of I Ogden was heard for the last time on their present visit to Portland, render ing "Soldier's Chorus," from Faust, (Gounod); "Italia," and upon encore responded with "O, Ye Mountains High," closing with "America." Wlllard Weihe. of Salt Lake City, violinist, rendered "Hungarian Phan tasies," and other classical composi tions and was enthusiastically ap plauded, with '"Tne Cradle Song, as an encore. President H. M. Cake, of the Com-1 merIal Club, introduced the must- I clans to the assemblage and paid a tribute to the excellence of the cele- brated musical organization of Oerden and cave exDression to the aDtirecIa- tlon of Portland people for their visit. C. J. Ross, of the choir, gave a brief address thanking the people for the reception, and said that without as sistance of the Commercial Club the choir could not have made the trip. Refreshments Served. Refreshments' were served In the main dining-room, ladles dining-room and reception-room, while the large parlors of the cub presented a scene of rare beauty, with special floral deco- j rations In profusion, arranged under the direction of Manager Richardson. It was a distinguished assemblage. In- oludlntr no less than four Governors. various members of both branches of th TCptlonal Contrress nn.l manv otnl. nent representatives of the professions and of commercial interests. Last Day of Session. Proceedings of the morning session of the Congress were opened by the reading of telegrams from Senator w. A. Clark, of Montana, dated at New York, convey ing his good wishes and stating that only ill health prevented his being present. William E. Curtis, correspondent of the Chicago Record-Herald, delivered an ad dress on "Irrigation In Inla" that was listened to with much Interest and teemed with Information. He said In part: The government of India has raccemfully solved several of the Irrigation problems now under Investigation by the Agricultural De partment and Geological Survey of the United States. The northern part of India Is most developed. The topography In both India and the United States Is similar and equally dl verse. In some sections rain Is eo plentiful that It puts more water in tanks than the Volume of many of the rivers of India. In India the water supply Is almost entirely controlled by the Government. There are some private enterprises, most of them for the purpose of reaching land owned by the pro jectors. A few sell water to adjacent farmers on some plan such as prevails In Colorado and California. But the government of India has demonstrated the wisdom of National owner ship and controls and derives a large and regular Income therefrom. There are different classifications, called "major" and "minor" classes. The "major" class of works Includes all extensive works VttUt br government money and maintained by government Fupervlslon. The "minor" works are those of lees extent, usually constructed to assist j)rt-ate entcrprlee. LeMon From India. The financial history of India will be par ticularly Interesting to the people of the .'nlted States, as our Government la Juit en- rSSa ?Z"Z JJL,,?. December 31. 1802. of the major works of India Is as follows: Cost of construction J125.003.703 Recelata water ratMl 7.707.&W Receipts (land taxes) 4.000.0S3 Revenue (all eources) 11.S04.875 s.:::::::::::::::: 3!g interest on capita invested 4.zu,ui. Net revenue, deducting Interest.... 3,434.000 Profit on Investment (rxr cent).... 0.67 Net profit to government (per cent). S.04 In addition to these receipts en "major" works, government revenues on "minor" works amounted to $881,300 In our money. In other words, the government of India has Invested about (123.000.000 In Irrigation, damp, ditches uu UUH:f equipment lor purpose oi crops for farmers, who are exposed tu uiuufiui, iuiu nui um uivn jl owvtuiusticu "Its purpose, but It enjoy a net profit of $3,300,000 after payment of expenses and re pairs. The largest undertaking la the Chenab Canal, which supplies 2.000.000 acres. The possibilities of it Include 3.327.000 acres. It waters the Rechna Doab, which was, until re cently, a barren waste, the home of snakes and lizards only, A few years ago It waa ab solutely uninhabited. Today It Is the home of nearly 800,000 happy and prosperous people, working more than 200,000 farms. The aver age population of this barren tract Is 212 to the mile. The land was given to homestead- RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY NATIONAL IRRIGATION CONGRESS PRESIDENT IS TKAXKBD Oar thanks are duo to and are hereby heartily tendered Hon. George C. Par dee for his manifcld and valuable services as president of this congress. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OP COURTESIES' This congress desires to extend its thanks to the people of Portland, and especially to the local committee of arrangements for The warm welcome extended, and the courtesy shown during their deliberations. TO INCLUDE TEXAS It is the opinion of the National Irrigation Congress that the National irrigation law should be so extended by Congress as to include the State of Texas within its provisions, in so far as to permit the Secretary of the Interior' to direct engineers of the United States Reclamation Service to examine and report upon feasible Irrigation projects, and. when approved according- to the terms of the said law, to superintend their construction, to the end that Texas may have the benefit of the same service that is now extended to the other arid sections. AI'PRECIATES IRRIGATION LAW This oongress desires to express Its high appreciation of the National Irrigation law. and halls with pleasure the opportunities afforded under Its beneflclent provisions for home making and hope that the several governmental enterprises now under contemplation as well as under con struction will be pushed to a speedy and successful completion. RIGHT OP EMINENT DOMAIN We urgently request the Congress of the United States to consider, and If warranted by the constitution to enact suoh laws as will enable the Government of tho United States to exercise the rights of eminent domain when necessary to carry out the purposes ot the National irriga tion law. SMALL TRACTS SHOULD BE RECLAIMED This congress favors the early reclamation of small tracts of land whenever the cost per acre of same does not exceed the cost per acre of larger enterprises of similar character, and whenever In the Judgment of the Reclamation Service it deems such reclamation of sufficient importance to receive attention. APPROVES FOREST SERVICE We approve, the creation of the National Forest Service In accordance with the resolutions of previous congresses and advocate the maintenance of forest reserves and the ex tension and protection of forest reserves where Irrigation is necessary on the stream systems affected. Wo also indorse the effective and business-like administration of the Forestry Service under Its present head. COMMENDS RECLAMATION SERVICE We also heartily approve the efficient and thorough work of the Reclamation Service In carrying on tho work of National reclamation where works have been com menced and are now being executed and have the fullest confidence In the honesty, ability and capacity of the officials of that service. We recommend that the Reclamation Service and its representatives co-operate with state officers In matters affecting tho state's landed Interests. EXPERIMENT STATION WORK COMMENDED We thoroughly commend the excellent work belnp carried forward by the irrigation and drainage investigations of the office of experiment stations. United States Department of Agriculture, and recommend the continuance and extension of this work. WEATHER BUREAU VALUABLE This congress endorses and commends the earnest, honest and faithful work of the United States Weather Bureau of tho Department of Agriculture in establishing a highly efficient cllmatologlcal service in each state, of the arid and semi-arid regions, which has proven Itself of great value and utility to the engineers of the United States Reclamation Service, and to all Im portant Irrigation enterprises. FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION As the continued prosperity of the irrigated region of the United States will depend on the Intelligence and skill of the successive generations of farmers and horticultu rists dwelling on the irrigated lands, this congress gives Its hearty support to the extension and perfect ing of the American system of agricultural education, not only by strengthening the agricultural col leges, experiment stations and farmers' institutes, but also by the better organization of the public schools in rural communities through the consolidation of school districts and other means so as to secure the ef fective Introduction of the teaching of agricultural subjects Into the schools attended by the masses of our rural youth. LEGISLATION BENEFICIAL TO SUGAR-BEET PRODUCTION It having been demonstrated that the Irrigated lands throughout arid and semi-arid America are pre-eminently adapted to the culture of sugar ' beets, and sugar factories having already been successfully established In nearly all of the states therein, it Is the sense of this congress that we favor such National legislation as will tend to preserve and extend the beet sugar Industry, the full development of which will enrich our farmers, laborers and manufactur ers to the extent of over one hundred and fifty million dollars annually, which amount the American peo ple yearly expend for sugar now produced in foreign countries. POSITION OF CONGRESS This cttngresc calls attention to the fact that thero is not nor has there been any connection whntever between the National Irrigation Congress and th Incorporated company known as the National Irrigation Association, ami It is hereby announced that no person, corporation or company !nas been, or is authorized to solicit or collect money for or In bohalf of the National Irrigation Congress. . STATEHOOD FOR OKLAHOMA We believe Irrigation where necessary of the utmost Importance to the prosperity of any people, and realizing that Irrigation development and better local conditions may be more effectively secured through state than territorial form of government, we extend the sympathy of this congress to Oklahoma and Indian Territory in their endeavor to secure Joint statehood for their terri tories, and we recommend that New Mexico should be admitted to the Union as a state without delay. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE AND GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT CONFLICT Believing that too much cap ital, public and private, cannot and will not be Invested in the reclamation of arid lands.- it Is the sense of this congress that Government as well as private enterprise should both be extended, to the utmost, and that Government enterprise should not unnecessarily interfere with prior private enterprise actually en gaged in a particular field, nor should subsequent private enterprise unnecessarily Interfere with nor pre vent Government enterprise from reclaiming arid lands. ere like ours. Starving people In RTent num bers were taken from the congested districts and placed upon thl land. Charles W. Eberleln, of California, read the address of President James J. Hill, of the Great Northern Railroad, who was unavoidably absent from the Congress. The full paper, interesting In all particu lars, was listened to with the greatest attention by the congress. In part It is as follows: Keep on demanding the repeal of the vicious and fraudulent land laws still In force, by which all our lands are being dissipated, by which the pressure of population la made se vere and by which a large quantity of lands that might be Irrigated later will be found to have passed Jnto private ownership. Inculcate everywhere the gospel of the small farm. Stop dazzling the eyes of the settler with the notion that he can make his fortune In a few years and then retire on his Income by taking up a piece of Irrigable land. The "get rich quick" system Is Just a objection able ln farming as In a real estate boom or In banking. The man who will thrive best and acquire the largest means as well as suck from each day's life the choicest bless- lngs Is the man who proposes to himself a comfortable maintenance as the reward of earnest and unremitting labor. And out of that Ideal and out ot It alone can grow high type of citizenship, proof against all the dangers of a restless time, and the sure stay and certain hope of the republic More Land Needed. The need- of more land spaces for the home builders Is created by the rapid settlement of the country and precipitated and aggra vated by the insane policy of land laws which tend toward the exhaustion ot the public do main by the land monopolist and speculator. Except In a few selected spots, where tne influenee of the railroad companies as coloniz era nas Deen exercised to secure actual st tlement on their lands, the Influx of actual cultivators Is so small as scarcely to be reok- I oned with. Those who go- upon Government 1 land In our day for the purpose of making I homes are a handful. In contrast with this the following table, giving the Increase In I area of public lands passing Into private own- 'rah,P J'eaf J,ows h0" raPldl' our patrimony Is passing away: Year. Acres. 189S - 8.-1M.898 1690 0.182,413 1900. 13.4S3.BS7 1901 15.&62.796 1902 1U.4S5.D33 1003 - , 22.650.028 Doubtless Congress will consent to amend the landlaws by the repeal of those employed now -eolely to Increase the holdings of the dishonest man to give rise to suoh scan dals as have lately thrown shame upon the American name; but If the future . to be and of dishonesty will come only when there la no longer any land left that Is desired by the lumber king or the cattle baron. It is, therefore, of the utmost moment that thete lands capable of reclamation, which It was not In the past to their Interest to acquire, and which are at least partially and In a lame fashion safeguarded by the law of 1902. should be prepared as a patrimony for the days when the land- hunger, that is as old and as inde structible as man, shall find no food for Its reasonable satisfaction. Railroads the Pioneers. To the transportation agencies of the whole country, and especially to those of the West, t!ie tfabject Is one of transcending Importance. They were quick to realize this and to act upon it. The great railroad companies were pioneers in the campaign of educauon out ot which emerged the first law to be passed by an American Congress in aid of Irrigation I "With that fierce Injustice which the demagogue and the grafter have encourared, this was even made one of the arguments against an Irrigation policy. The railroads are today more vitally Interested than ever; and not one of them penetrating even the edffe of an area reinject to reclamation Is Indifferent to Its meanlnr. The railroad of today which Is managed with Intelligence and efficiency sees In the promotion of settlement, la the Mm of new Industry. In the Increase of cultivation. T effort which adds to the rum total of human needs and the means of satisfying them, the assurance of its own prosperity. Creating a w World. It Is a new world that Is to be called Into existence; and the most that we who stand nt the very Incipience of Its creation can say. enough for man to ay or know. Is that it must be good. Commercially, mentally and morally the changes, the Incitements, the endless Impulses from this great change will be immeasurable: and our country will suffer a higher and grander transformation than that which came upon the nations when first the discovery of this continent dowered them, not so much with the wealth that filled their baselees virions an with the new birth of Imagination, of intelligence, of ambition and of power that ever wait upon the unfolding of opportunity and the opening of the closed door upon a broader outlook over human life. One Minority Hcport. Chairman George E. Bars tow. of Texas, from the committee on permanent organ ization, reporteoTtbe following as the per manent officers of the congress for the ensuing year: Governor George C. Pardee, California, president; L. W. Shurtliff. Utah, first vlce presldont; J. H. Stephens. Texas, second vice-president; E. L. Smith, Oregon, third vice-president; H. B. Maxon, Nevada, sec retary. Fred J. Klesel, of Utah, presented a minority report, reading: "It Is, In my opinion, necessary, as a matter of business, that the secretaryship of the congress be bestowed upon one at once competent and living within, easy call of the chairman of the executive com mittee. "I, therefore, oppose that part of the majority report which nominates the sec retary of the congress before the location of the congress Is definitely decided upon." Mr. Klesel was formerly president of the Irrigation Congress, and fought the nomination of H. B. Maxson, of Nevada, as secretary, declaring that Mr. Maxson had been a disintegrating factor in Irri gation Congress matters. The gentleman from Utah was emphatic The matter was finally referred back to the commit tee, and the congress then proceeded to the selection of the place of the next meeting. Bolso Wins Convention. Upon motion, the call of states was agreed upon in nominations, and Alabama named Denver. When Colorado was reached Frank C. Goudy named Denver, and read a hearty Invitation from Mayor R. W. Speer and another telegram from business bodies pledging the $S0CO neces sary for the next meeting. He said Den ver was one of the most hospitable cities in the world, and wanted to show the congress what It could do In the matter of entertainment. It waa the great con vention city of the United States. Judge J. H. Richards, of Idaho, pres ident of the American Mining Congress. came to the platform and named Boise in very eloquent speech, which elicited warm applause. He declared that no state In e Union waa more vitally In terested In Irrigation matters than Idaho, and thai the Gem of the Mountains ex tended its heartiest invitation to the next Irrigation Congress, saying that It was one of the few states where everybody men and women enjoyed equal rights be fore tho law, and pledging the City of Boise properly to entertain and care for the Congress. Eloquent Mining Man. Hon. Joseph H. Hutchinson, who was two years ago the nominee for Congress man from Idaho on the Democratic tick et, seconded Boise In an eloquent speech In which he said that he was a child of Colorado, educated In Denver, and would always love that state, but he considered it highly Important that representative bodies like this assemble in sections of the country where actual and great Irri gation works were In progress. Delegate T. F. Rooney. of Denver, sec onded that city In a ringing speech. In which he stated that Denver was an Ideal convention city, and especially adapted on account of Its splendid newspaper fa cilities. Iowa seconded Boise, the delegate say ing that Iowa was really the parent of Idaho, and would, therefore, protect Its offspring. Governor Prince, of New Mexico, sec onded Denver, while General .Williams. of North Dakota, withdrew Bismarck and cordially seconded Bolae. Delegate Jones, of Oklahoma, s&ld that Governor Prince had virtually stolen his I thunder, and also seconded Denver. I E. L. Smith, of Oregon, declared that Idaho was the dearest child of Oregon, and tho ties binding-them together were indissoluble, and cordially seconded Boise, John Henry Smith. Of Utah, said he I It- tt., m nnv nnnort "" " -- I "Washington and Wisconsin seconded Boise. A recess of 10 minutes waa taken n sltnn. ntni ?ntc-n I OttS to CAUCUS And I upon reassembling, Mr. Goudy removed vi t- .i a arithdroitr fhnt iitv 1 from the race and seconded Boise, mak- ing a motion that the Idaho city be made Vi. nnn Uaiik AAloMInn OT tHft MniTTR- I Wild and prolonged cheering greeted the passage of the motion, and the gracious uaiuiituvua v act of Denver's delegation. Report on Resolutions. Governor Prince, of New Mexico, chair man of the resolutions committee, came forward with its report, declaring that the committee had been almost Incessant- , . ,.. ,., l rfnvw and until I l'VJn.8,e5SJ0n foiLf" nLinr moveS 1:30 o'clock yeMcrday morning. He moved It being evident at the m embers de- sired to debate the various resoluUons severally, an adjournment was taken to 2:30 o'clock In the afternoon. Afternoon Session Delayed. I Adjournmont was taken to 2 o'clock but when at that hour the delegates assembled It was to find the Audlto rlum occupied by another convention. For more than an hour the delegates and visitors visited on the narking ad jacont to the convention hall and at about 3 oclock gained admission to begin the proceedings, Proceeding upon the report of tho resolutions committee, Zera Snow made a strong plea In support of his res olution for amendment of the recla matlon law to permit holding of more than 160 acres, which he again Intro duced as an amendment to the report of the commltteo. He declared that his interest Is In behalf of pioneers wno nave acquired more than 160 acres of land and whom he feels should not be denied the privilege of obtaining water. Debate followed In which Delegates Garnett and Raker, of California. Windsor, of Arizona. Ross, of Wash Ington, and others spoke pro and con upon the subject, but when the amend ment of Mr. Snow was brought to a vote there was a small minority only in Us favor. The previous question was then moved, and while there seemed to be general expectancy of a clash over other features, the report was adopted with few dissenting votes. Abolish Sectional Meetings. G. L. Shumway, of Nebraska, pro posed an amendment to the constltu tlon providing that sessions shall meet in r-nr-ni --..inn -orhiM, . . . ., . YJ y ior ouai nt occuuii luui, icttvuiir mfl .a . . ... i , uiBuer opuonw wim mc onicera. Report of the committee on organl- xatlon was next taken up as passed In the morning session. There was no strong opposition to election of the nominee for secretary. Colonel H. B. juaxson, ot Keno, aunougn a motion was made that all that portion of the report witn exception of the nomlna- tlon for secretarj be adopted. After brief debate, personal privilege talks and various references to the constl- tution In an effort to find a loophole for a decision without a decision, the objections were all withdrawn and the officers were all elected as recom- mended. Irrigation Information. R. L. Gould, of California, Intro- duced a motion asking tho nubllcatlon of bulletins upon the progress and conditinnn nresented that nnnA.il n settlers under the different Govern- nrntortic ttnrTn imiit.Hn t "furnished to Congressmen In lots of 1030 for rifiitrlhntlnn In tb Rnn. f debate! and was finally amended by BUDStllUtlOn Of "Citizens." Frederick H. Newell then Informed the congress that tons of literature are annually supplied members of Congress ana tnererore the purpose desired is already served. The motion was lost. B. p. Beard, of California, attempted to introduce the resolution for an lm migration commission, but was sup pressed by the delegates who agreed with the protest of a member of the resolutions committee that no further resolution shall be heard. It developed, however, that It was not iue wii.ciii.i-ju ul mi. siujum m aticuipi to pass the resolution, in view of the fact that it had already been rejected by the committee and had not been brought beforo the delegates In the form of a minority report, as was at first Intended, Instead, he desired that it be accepted for publication as a part of the address de- uverca uy nimseiL oa mo uroi uj .. session, and as a Dart of the proceedings of the section on rural settlement, which v,i wal .Vint Virtue Tlti. rMillHt vraa srantea. Bural Settlements. Chairman Charles W. Eberleln, of the rural settlement section, submitted re- Prt of that division. He reviewed tne !m.SJ matter more consideration and thanked ajvw vwa aau O - -"r the Congress for its courtesy. D. W. Ross, of Washington, then moved that adjournment sine die be taken, and that reports not heard be submitted in the published reports. Adjournment Sine Die. Reports of tho section on engineering "llu mccnanics. ana u-isu umi ui n y Irrigation, were not heard, but onlenK bf 'm the offldal proCeed- GeTnQr Pardee. who had served with em,nent faction to the membership ag execulIve o tne industrial body, ex- nwi hi. .nnHt(nn of th honor con- fcrred by his re-election to the position, hpfnrft ntrtnlnlntr the motion for ad- inurnment. An Idaho delegation, rising to a question of personal privilege, thanked the delegates for the decision to nom me noxt annual session at Boise. Delegate Wallace, of North Dakota, vet eran of the assembly, moved a vote of thanks to the Mormon Tabernaclo Choir, of Osden. and those who brought the great musical organization to Portland, which was received with loua acclaim. There were still 150 delegates In the Auditorium when, at 5 o'clock, for the last time the tallsmanlc souvenir gavel souna ed the echo of the small wooden mallet Governor Pardee held In his hand, and thft men whoso jrenlus has reclaimed des erts and made barren wastes prolific of the foodstuffs and raw material tnat man kind demands, passed out Into the Dream City, where their accomplishment affords Instruction for the rest or tne worm. PREPARE FOR XEX.T SESSION New Executive Commlttco Organized and Selects Officers. Immediately after adjournment of the Irrigation Congress, yesterday atternoon. thft newlv elected executive committee heM a meeting, and. upon recommenda tion of the Idaho delegation, electee Monte B. Gwlnn, chairman, ana . Tlnoth seoretarv. Mr. Gwlnn Is secretary of the National Woolgrowers' Association, and Mr. Booth Is president of the Boise unamoer oi Commerce. Follmvlnir is tho list of the new execu live commltteo by states: Iowa, H. Wallace: Texas. George E. Barstow; Ore gon, F. S. Stanley; Montana, neroerc Strain; New Mexico. L. Bradford Prince; wvoming. r. a. .trice; .w " man G. Palmer; Missouri, Matthias Schut- tic; Colorado. Arthur F. Francis; .Minne sota. John McAlDlne: Illinois. D. H. An derson: Nebraska. G. L. Shumway; Utah. Fred J. Klesel: Oklahoma. C. u. Jones; Indiana. Cortez Knight; Nevada, is. L. Williams; Wisconsin, a. j. toouani ww Dakota. E. F. Chandler; California, a. u Loveland: Washington. George E. Dixon; Idaho. A. B. Moss: District or uoiumDia, E. T. Perkins; Arizona, a. a. owier; Pennsylvania, W. K. Krebbs; Kansas, Otis L. Benton; Maine, Arthur C. Jack son. The executive committee adjourned to meet one day previous to the next annual session of the National irrigation con gress. At the close of the meeting or the ex ccutlve committee, the newly elected sec rctary of the Irrigation Congress, Colonel H. B. Maxson. of Nevada, met the Idaho delegation and asked that they name a man as assistant secretary for the next congress, and W. T. Booth, of Boise, was designated a3 first assistant secretary of the congress, and will be the ornciai at Boise who will have charge of all local arrangements for the meeting of the four teenth annual session. SIT KOW IS TO JUDGE HAXFORD SAYS CHINESE 3tERCHAJTrS CAN "WORK. Ruling of United States Commission er Reversed by Federal Court at Seattle. SEATTLE, Aug. 24. (Special.) Lawyers who have to do with Chinese deportation case believe the ruling Judge Hanford has Just made In the Sit Kow case will be of extreme Importance. Sit Kow Is the Astoria Chinaman arrested as laborer while working In a cannery and ordered deported by tho United States Commissioner because he had gained his original entrance to this country as a merchant. Sit Row's father owned a mercantile house In Astoria In 1SS3 and Sit Kow came over to join him. Ho succeeded his father when the latter went to China and died there. In the meantime Sit Kow had financial difficulties and though still retaining an Interest In the business, has become a laborer. Judge Hanford rules specifically that a Chinese of the privileged class, who, by reason of misfortune Is compelled to do manual labor, does not lose his right to remain In this country. Should he return to China he would rate as a laborer and could be denied readmlttance. But the I court rules an unfortunate Chinaman Is enlUIed. to the right ot earning an honest I u..i I ut iii u.., y,va hn ri in t nt mttrtq rma tmnn t hi. oon- tentlon. It has been argued before the rrrt rnurt nf Anneals, but in u.eh of I thn other cases the court had other srrounda for admlttlntr the Chinamen. I This time the question was the sole one I upon which a fight could be made. Lawyers believe the court s ruling will I affect a number of Chinese cases pos I slbly having more effect In the future I than In the past. Under this ruling a I Chinese merchant who actually engages I In business but Is subsequently forced to go to work, retains the right to live In I America and such a ruling may relieve I the small army of Chinese "merchants.1 ROUND TRIP TO ASTORIA Swift excursion steamer Telegraph de- I Darts from Alder-street dock dally (ex cept Friday). 7:30 A. M., returning from Astoria 2 P. M.. arrive Portland 8:30 P. M. I Sundays from Portland 8 A. M., arriving I -fOruana S Jr. ju "Wanted for Crime in Redding:. I m,,.T. Wti.ii.r nlto V! -wTw.ia wanted In Redding. CaL. on a charge of embezzlement, was taken to Portland yesterday afternoon from Seattle by Dcp- uty Sheriff Kate, of Redding, and was temporarily lodged In the County Jail. Fletcher will be taken to Redding today. ARE YOU GOINQ EAST? If So. Xera About the Very law O. K. A N. Bates. Seotember 7. 8. 9 and 10. the O. R. & N. places on sale very low-rate long-Urao tickets East, account L O. O. F. Grand Tvrn Tnitfnr PhlladBlnhfa P. "Part Irv. i uiars d asKing at uty xic&et unice, I Third and Washington streets. Portland. HELD FOR WARRANT LOS Angeles Woman Taken Into Custody, SHE ARRIVED ON ROANOKE Created Sensation In San Francisco by Chartering Skifr, Rowing to Steamer and Climbing "Dp Ropo Itadder. Miss M. Frances Hale, a dashing red- haired beauty of L03 Angeles, Cal., was arrested as she stepped off the steamer Roanoke last night, and had the detec tive rorce ana the oracers at police neaa- quarters on pins and needles before she could be locked up. Miss Hale created a furore In San Francisco Tuesday by chartering a skiff after the Roanoke had left port, overtak ing the steamer and swarming up a rope ladder In true acrobatic style. As she stepped from the steamer last night sho was met by Detective Snow, of the Po lice Department; Detective O. H. Kulper, of the Pinkerton Agency, and four Deputy Sheriffs, all of whom desired the honor of making the capture. Harbor Master BIglln also aided In the .capture of Miss Hale. Tries to Run Bluff. She was taken to police headquarters In a carriage, where she was told' a tele gram awaited her authorizing her arrest on a charge of embezzlement. A tele gram was known to exist, and a search was made for It without avail. Miss Hale set her foot down and refused to be locked up until either a warrant or "a, telegram authorizing her arrest was pro duced. The officers, after a search In Chief Grltzmacher's office for the mes sage, gave up In despair, and the patrol wagon was dispatched for the police clerk to procure keys In order to make a more thorough search. On her arrival at the station Hiss Hale declared that she was Ignorant of the reason for her arrest and demanded a lawyer Instanter. She dispatched a note by private messenger for Judge Sweek, but he could not be .found. Then, taking the city directory, she Inquired for the name ot the best lawyer in the city. Miss Hale took the police station veri table bv storm. Captain Moore detailed Sergeant Hogeboom to call the roll of the first night relief, while he attenaea personally to Miss Hale's affairs. Offi cers In line while the roll was being called paid little attention to reports, but a great deal of attention to the woman who was waiting quietly until the tele gram was produced. The telegram was finally discovered. Miss Hale Is under an Indictment by thf erand iurr of Los Angeles on a charge of embezzlement. When arrested Miss Hale had more tnan jiiw wonn oi diamonds on her person. SHE TOOK THE IVIIOIiE SACK Frances Hale Didn't Open the Door of Hope. LOS ANGELES. Cal., Aug. 24. (Spe cial.) Frances Hale, who was arrest ed tonight In Portland is wanted in Los Angeles on an Indictment returned by the grand jury Tuesday charging her with obtaining money by false pretenses. She left L03 Angeles about a week ago after having given what was Intended to be a nenenc to tne Door of Hope, an Institution to reform fallen' women. She sold hundreds of dollars worth of tickets, had a big au dience, nromlsed the Door or nope J100 and half the gate receipts but skipped out without paying mem a cent. She was followed to San Fran cisco by a Pinkerton detective but es caped from him by boarding the steamer Roanoke in the stream, after the vessel Vmrt ntarted toward the Golden Gate, and was hoisted up the side from the deck of a steam launch. Newman's School of Acting. -Favorably known to the theatrlctl pro fessjon of Portland has recently maae a nnoniai arrangement wuu n Garrison, of New York, to take charge of the dramatic department. This en- hnn rh already strong advantages of the school for all those who are de sirous of embracing a career upon the Btncro Punlls desiring a course In dra- rnr.ttr. nr vaudeville art or stage dancing .-ni rnnault their interests uy mu.u.nm a Dersonal Investigation of the facilities at their disposal ui 1.73 -3vv-" Phone Main 1885 . Accommodations at Yellowstone Park. rrv. -a'viin rn mnlntr Cora nan v. of the Yellowstone Park. wishes It understood that they are equipped ni";"""b large number of people. There will be no with them if persons will notify a few days In advance of arrival of exact date of tneir reacning uatum. n u. nw The Wylie -0.. uarumer. jiuiiiouo. QUIT COFFEE Said the Great German Specialist. It disappoints some people to be told hof rotTe causes the disease. But It is best to look squarely at facts and set the face towards neaim-'iur mam fun than anything else anyhow. A Cin cinnati man consulted a Berlin physician on nervous diseases, and says: "Four years ago I was an habitual coffee drinker having used It for 25 years and being naturally ot a nervous tern nomi.nt I became almost a nervous nrcpk ereatlv suffering from Insomnia, almost constanuy consupateu ana weiK" Ing only 12S pounds. I consulted Dnysicians ana toott meui Hn all the Ume. out nau no renei. About three years and a half ago I went abroad and while In Berlin neard ire quently of a great physician. Prof. Men del, an authority on nervous trouble, so I resolved ip consult him. "Prof. Mendel surprised me very mutu by asking at once If I was a coffee drink er, and on my telling mm. x usea it wn or three Umes a day he said. 'It Is poi son After carefully examining me he told me there was nothing - the matter with me whatever but what could be en Urely cured In 30 days by letting coffee and other stimulants alone and dletlnir. 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