Leadership

CONGRESS AND IRRIGATION.

Issue 19 and Volume 30.

CONGRESS AND IRRIGATION. DURING the next session of Congress the subject of irrigation will be vigorously pressed upon the attention of that body. While a great, deal has been done in the West by private enterprise and by the State governments, it is hardly to be expected that the cost of important and necessary work which calls for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars, and which is of much benefit to this country by attracting new settlers of a very desirable classs, should not be at all events partially shouldered by the Nation at large. Some of the arid States have nobly done their duty in this line. One has undertaken a vast system of irrigation and will sell to settlers the land thus irrigated at no more than the actual cost of supplying the water. Nebraska, which is not a very arid State, has irrigated about $15,000…

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