Issue 12 and Volume 38.

TO DISCUSS IRRIGATION. The thirteenth annual meeting of the National Irrigation congress, with more than 1,000 delegates present, representing more than four-fifths of the States in the Union, assembled on August 21 at the Lewis and Clark auditorium, Portland, Ore. Governor George C. Pardee, of California, president of the congress, called the convention to order. Governor Chamberlain, of Oregon, welcomed the delegates. Governor Pardee summarised the work before the congress in his annual address. He said in part: “A new branch of government activity, the reclamation service, has been established and is organised in a manner which gives promise of the highest efficiency. Itt it has Been assembled a force of 400 engineers, assistants and experts, all chosen absolutely without regard to politics, and appointed after competitive civil service examinations. It is, I am satisfied, the strongest single corps of the kind ever put into the field for a similar…

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