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AM Ia -rou needlit : wOI QOW that JOU are come himself . Perhap a DOC • once • • • -but he wlll come. Aod 'rW .moH7e But we waste time. Zabolet r." "I have no money," he ..n.H . "You lie. Zaboletr. You He tlumall y. You have quite a lot of molleJ brough t 1 OTer tor Waldoc k 10 tl!.at he might carry on the good wort after you bad sailed tomorro w. Quick, pleall9; time passes. " With • curse Zaholef r prodUce d a small canvas bar ud beld. It out. The other took It and glanced Inside. "I see." he aa1c1 grsnly . "Pearls ud preeiOQ a etort~ Btlong tq oeee. I suppose , to a--1DIII'CI8red gentlew oeaaa whoee onl;v crime waa that she. throtJih no action of her PWD. was born lD a dUfereo t spbere to 1011. And, tbu reptlle "-hla voice rose a llttle-" you would do tbat here." Zabolet r shrank back, aDd tbe other Iaugbed contem ptuousl y. "Search him-an d Waldoc t too." todrtiPi l ~eh·ea on their klle,a Two men stepped forward quickly . '1\-ards tile lmpaasl ve leader. ..Nothin g more," they 11ld after a "The eat for ca1e11 of thll aort 18 "Excep t this piece of paper." 'Q8ed l~alq," he remarke d. ..We~ while. was a sudden movem ent on There l;y antldpa te the law." snppres sed, With a fl'8lh outburl t of moane Zabolet r's Pflrt-ln stantiy the two watChe d the door opeu aDd but not quite soon enourh. "Injudic ious," said the leader quietthe Inexora ble bltck Ggure. eome In, "Memo ry Is better. An address . ly. hol~lDI In ble hand a short stick from . 6 Green street, Hoxton . see-No J which nine Ia~ 1n1n« dowa. us neighbo rhood, with which salubrio A start,.He_.e na 1" gasped Waldoe k, ently acquain ted. Ab! Indiffer but am I lor forward . "What are JOU golDg to baa recover ed.'') friend violent my see I dor who was sit· Jim, Flash at glanced He "Flog them to. within an Inch of the back of rubbing , dazedly, up tlng their Uvea," ltld tile deep voice. "It usual.'' 4--the er "Numb head. his 18 tJre punhw a• for their method of , and struggle sllght a was There UveUhood. Ffve .aDd slx-.,ta ke charge. unlly peacefu back lay Jim Flash Atter you have 8Dl8bed remove them ot smell faint a while us, conscio lD umber 3 C&J', aDd drop them In room. tbe filled orm ct.torof London ." "And now I think we will ro. A Struqll llc bnpotellti;v, the;y were led awq and- the leader peued on most success ful evening ." "What are you going to do with me, to the.~ two men. "So. Zabole1r, you came after all. you scoundr el?" splutter ed Waldoc k. Unwlae, surely, lD view of the pollee?' ' "I warn you that I have Influent ial friends, talll!l thllltm r et Jil "Who are your muttere d Zaboletr, friends, who-w ho wlll ask questio ns tile ldld lOn In-In parliam ent If you do anythin g &Pt.-tb lnqnWt h1l llP!I trembll~ _._.._... 1r;m;,... even u he huddled '"A IIPeclmen hunter, " lll&ld the other to me; who will go to Scotlan d Yard ... "I can assure you, Mr. Waldoe k, suaveq . "I am making a collecti on ~;;~~:.:-Lrer to tile table.of JOU." b7 t1le table, all ~; of ~pie Uke yon. The pollee of that I will make It my persona l busl· t.-"?.,H '.: . •,.,. de •um at the cJool' Wbo our country are undulJ kind to your ne.g to see that their natural curiosit y • eurJoUIIIy: 4e.eP ~ breed, althou; h theJ would not have Is gratifie d,'' answer ed the leader By JOHN DICKIN SON SHERM AN. ~Jiilt::1_.SJ tbeJ obe;,ed hlm....:..U 11mt beea kind to you tonlght, Zabolet r, suavely . "Hut for the present 1 fear crook , HE Sixty-n inth congrel ll Is llkely to Jl'or that worth;v the three filthy rags you edit will ' wlthoat enact reclama tion legislat ion em· was DOt have to be co~ttent with the ofttce boy 'knew bodying rsdlcal departu res from the The pollee he as their guiding light. And I venture with, policy that baa obtaine d during the pta,. the 1oot to think they wtll n_ot suffer." twenty- three years since the passage not the poilce. He made a sudden sign, aDd begot of the reclama tion act. Hltberbe ttDArled, alld fore they realized what was happenbeto the Idea has been that the fartlleP. SOnlethiD'IJ hit him lng the two men were caught from governm ent should constru ct the the bead, a tbl)llllllDd~ttrs danced behind and gagged. The next lnRtant door, they were rushed through the r"lilillolre his ~es. and with a strangle d project s and let settlem ent and defollowe d by Flash Jim. For 8 moIIe erubed forward on his face. velopm ent t'al>e care of themselv.es. ' ment or two the eyes of the leader moment or two there was proved a failure. Too many of the has \\ander ed round the now empty room This plan tbeD o~~ee again the man lent capital and were lacking lnsufttc In reclama tion was necessa ry ond should Include : had taking In every detail ; then he stepped settlers n provisio no was There nee. Co-ope ration between the federal governm ent experle l forward and blew out the two candles . in practica the states where projects are located ; advance s The and advice. giving for or capital ing The door closed gently behind him, for advanc s to help complet e the Improve ment and ·settler to getting Its not Is ent governm the that Is result two later minutes of of their farms; a low tnterut to be couple a ent and equipm holdtheir ning abando are settlers back; these advance s; that where project" on money brokcharged the from away quietly cars t~tole In private owners hip held In excess land ed. Include foreclos en-dow n gate along the l'&rt track. lngs; mortgag es are being units, develop ment should not be· ad ot homeste The plain truth is that the Coolidge admlnls traIt was not until the leading car gln untll an agreem ent has been reached with n which these owners llxlng the price of that land to setturned carefull y Into tbe main road tlon has Inherite d an unfortu nate situatio ation Reclam tlers and method s of coloniz ation. "Our as ed ~escrib briefly be may that"an yone spoke. importa nce It seems likely that t.aese radical Innovat ions • "Deuce d awkwar d, the pollee being Problem ." Thls problem Is of nationa l wUI bulk large In any legislat ion enacted by the 1 and hilS many complic ations and ramlflc atlons tl1at there.'' It Is reallJ next congres s. There is a strong hint of this The big man who was driving calt for prompt action by congres s. lD the Kendric k-Winte r b111 In the last congres s. two problem s In one. What shall be done to save grupted thought fully. s be unThis require d the settler to have ut least $1,500 "Perhap s," he returne d. "Perhap s the comple ted project s? Shall new project d projecb l capital ax:d farm experie nce. Advanc es up to not. Anywa;v, the more the merrier . dertake n? The new idea as to propose $:1,000 were provide d, the settler to put up $40 Is that the bureau of reclama tion shall build the Flash Jim all right?" find shall states the that against each $60 advance d by the lmreau. Proviand "Sleepi ng like a child," answer ed the teaervo ir and canals money the e advanc and tbem sion was made for a farm advisor . The bill was other, peering Into the body of the sclect settlers , advise ly reporte d to both chnmbe rs, but fulled tarms. their favorab necessa cy to equip car. of passage . Why? Largely because of another That the situatio n Is pressin g is shown by the For about ten miles they drove on r:ew Idea : That congres s should make settlem ent Work of the Interior departIn the Doorwa y Stood a Huge Man In silence ; then at a main cross-ro ads fact that Secreta ry and farm develop ment a st'ate matter. ve trips In the arid Covered From Head to Foot In the car polled up and the big man I ment has made two exl'ensl That this Idea has become popular with conThe second car was just hnd semi-ar id West s.lnce March and that his got out. Black. of the projgrell8 Is shown by the fact that on three projects behind, and for a few momen ts there experts aro lBvestlg ating every phase this year's appropr iations are conditio nal on the unless 1 bad · lntefVq:ned.. Sut I was a whisper ed eonvers atlon between ect~t-completed, under way and propos ed-in a state's ent'ranc e Into contrac t with the bureau tu couldn' t let the~ have you; you're him and the other driver. He glanced heroic eJYort to "reclaim -reclam ation." subdivi de the lund, find the settlers and advanc e There are now twenty- eight project' s In sevensucb a ver;v choice specime n. I don't at Zabolet r and Waldoc k, who apthe money needed to hnprove the farms. think &Qmehow that you've worked peored to be peacefu lly sleeping on teen states, compris ing wore than 3,400,000 acres The survey trips of Secreta ry WOI"k and Comthis little flying visit of yours very the back seat, and smile~ grimly. under operatio n or constru ction, ond canals serve permission er Mead have been remark able for one well. Of course I knew about It, but "Good night, old man. Report u unotber million acres. Approx imately 450,000 thing: plain talk. Govern ors, congres smen, bunkI must conte11 I was surprise d .when usual." sons are llvlng on 83,000 farms and In project ,000 and ers, mercha nts, offictals of chambe rs of congres s I found that the pollee did, too." "Right. " answer ed the driver. "So tr1wns. These farms ore valued at $300,000 and agricul tural associa tions, lund owners and "What do you mean?" demand ed the long.'' tbe 1924 crop was more tbap $65,000,000. Con,000. railroad men were called upon to state where other hoarsel y. The second car swung rlght-hn nded structlo n coats to 1928 were more than $150,000 for they stood. In Chicago the two officials met repCongre ss liiBt winter made appropr iations "I mean that when we arrived here and started northw ards: whlie the between represe ntatives of nine railroad s and !let forth the we found to our surprise that the po- leader stood watchin g the vanl!<hlng new reclama tion projects which will cost s necessi ty of their co-oper ation in the obtainin g llee bad forestal led us. Popular bouse. tall lamp. Then he returne d to his fifty m1111oDII and sixty millions . Older project which will ot settlers of the right kind. The railroad men th1a; tonl_gbt." own seat, and soon the first begin- partly compte ted call tor qpmdl tures W4!1! told that to people the new project s 9,000 set"The pollee I" muttere d Waldoc k nlngs of outer London were reached . bring the total co:qstru ctiolr costs of new work more acres tlers would be necessa ry and the same number duecllJ . And It was as they reached White- ur to $110.000,000. -'l'bia meaas 400.000 er t-l fill up the ~;aps on the old project s ; that from ":&Yeo 80-led by no less a person- chapel that the leader spoke again of irrigate d laDd-a bout 10,000 farms. ·Moreov underta ke ad$5,000 to $7,000 waa necessa ry to equip farms of age than IDapect or Mciver. 'l'hey had with a note of suppres sed excitem ent concres s Is c:Pntlnually pressed to from forty to eighty acres; that statistic s showed cUtiOilal pro.Jecta lD muy localitie s. comple tely snrroun ded the bouse, and In his voice. about four prospec tive settlers with less than "We're worryin g 'em: we're worry. necessi tated a aUght change In m;v The tundll for the work have come from the $1,600 to one with that or more capital ; that the Otherw ise they'd sale of public lands, trom oll-leas ln1 and mineral plaDII." lng •em badl;v. Interior departm ent appropr iation act for the 1920 "Where are they now 7" cried Wal· never have sent Zabole1r. He was too operatio ns and from repaym ents b;v tbe wul'erftliCal year recognl.zes the fact that there Is an big a man to risk, conside ring the po- usera. The general proposi tion is that the mone1 dock. obligati on on the part of the state as well as the "Ab I Where Indeed. Let ua trust llee.'' upende d by the gonrnm ent shall be returne d federal governm ent 1n the success ful develop ment "It'• the pollee that I am conside r- ~o the fund by graduat ed paymen ts trom settlers , at aJl1 rate In comfort .'' of these project s through selectio n of settlers "B1 heaven I" llllld Zaboletr, taking Ing," llftid hla compan ion. ulfUally In twenty annual Installm ents, without and the fumisW ng of financia l assistan ce and The big maa laughed . , a step forward . "As I asked you Interest , 1D accorda nce with the reclama tion extenInstruct ion. "Leave that to me, old man; lea•• sion act of 1914. ~bo are JOU7" These facts were repeate d all along the line, "And ~ I told JOU before, Zabolet r, that entirely to me." Is a practica l lrrlgatio nlst Work l'J' Secretll and, where the opportu nity offered, the fact's as to a collecto r of specime ns. !Some I l experle nl!e In his home stata, perpna through a particu lar project were set forth. For example , keep; some I let ao--aa JOU have alng secreta ry In Marell of becomi Upon o. Colorad there was an Irrigati on confere nce at Great Falls, Flnt blood for the Blackel reacb' aeen." reorct~n.lzed the reclama t1on bureau In part he 1923 Mont., with special referen ce to the comple tion of and a pretty good job. ARd.. 80 ''~d wbat are you cotng to do a politica l rumpus of no created thereby -and the Sun river project, for which congres s has. ap dellgh~.~~~ mymrlo \ft, •• well tb•lt'' l wttb mer• soon realized that the altBe ions. proport small propria ted $611,000. Secret'a ry Work made an aa efflc:tent. ''Keep ;roo. Up to date you are the powers of any one man beyond waa aatlon addre111 and here Is what he said, in part: cr•m ot m, collecti on.'' and Institut ed a "fact-fi nding commit tee" compos ed pollee?" the with working you ot alx of the oblest men In the country . Tbey Congra es ln approp riating money for comple ting (TO BB CONTIN UBlD.) otber dazedly . -recand ng the Suo River project made It a partner ship deanalyse d reclama tion trom Its beginni tonight we have not clashed . ent. The conditio ns of this appropr la tlon velopm . policy ded the establls lunent of a new (Jmmen Man ol clity Ab•ur are we the bureau of reclama tion to build the think I require well, ...,.,. 1 Even tonlcbt, emwu ations, modific sllgbt with poll~, Tbls reservo ir and comple te the canals. Afterw ard the RelliiY, when It comes to .glory there working to :ardll the nme end. A11.d 1924. 6, er Decemb of of Montan a Ia to subdivi de the 40,000 adact state the lD bodied do you kll.O* wJiat tbat .end is, za- Is .no Hmlt to the '\bsurdl ty of man. acrea that will be reclaim ed, llnd the setditional The reelamatlOD bureau bas now been comthem. and advance money to equip Tise ietUt v~lce p-ew a little A man wHI glory In a disease. a vk!e, advise tlers, · ized. The commis sioner of reelama reorgan (lletel,II he when There ahould be a comple te underr farms. ancesto an their ot overwealth final the utter, ltemer . "It fa the l nationa a has who Mead, to determi ne whethe r the plan Elwood order Dr. In g Is tlo.f standin tbrow of JOD and an that you stand himself poor or the povert;v of an ane ought to be adopted , or to conlf!'es by reclama outlined and r enginee an as only not OD fro'. Te aChieve that object we shall cestor when be Is himself rich ; the NoiiUtati but as an econom ist and !!odolog lst. Other agree on what recomm endatio n should be made to In which he Uvea; the color of tlonlst, eonJII"esa. construc t1o11 to be postpon ed until there pn~ltJd. ,,.lltlt.~ttiit J'1~e~- ,fabO'It eo ilietey. Even as you are ~;treet ence actively e.ngared lD promin l nationa of men c&n be further lelrislit ton . loa posseas the eyes; his of AIhair, we. his are o worldll c ba the dark-s t:.IIIJ)lemeat and survey , Change s are needed ln the l!&ttlem ent clauses isement reappra review, of ...., !Gil -.,. frlchten ed; already we fit someth ing which be picked up In the work of the reclamtt .tlon act lf develop ment Is to go on In eat are Francis M. Goodwi n, who lett the the Rocky Mounts. ln states. Federal reclama tion b&Ye proved that rou fear the Ull· tbe street- even Ole abuse of 8Qme adjuatm the Interior ; haa not produce d the deelred agricul tural results. one more notorio us than himself . Mea position ol assistan t secreta ry of , polle!e; fear the 7oa tricks tun few It baa not given the lnduetrl ous, experie nced set· ~t!a~=fJ:;::..it1~:~1~·:~r~IIIOl'e= 81'11t are oura. will glory In anythin g. Just as tbe Thoma s B. CampbeU, former governo r of Arizona lVl tler the kind of an opportu nity he should have. and r educato urlat, agrlcult the aee, Zabole tr- fsmloe-~truck will eat anytbtn g. SUC!b and John A. Wldtsoe , bae alve'n too Wide a range to land epecula tloll. It ted dealgna have states tbe of ors why Govern And author. rlory. for appetite tbe ? Ia bae bred the menace of tenancy . Instead ot trumps It tlle kl.ac of ~1 and of board the on tatlvea eettlere on theee proJecta having a HnM of the· mera repnsen make state te ap.ln, •1 I there! will 1t Is J'OU catCh blm de to the ~rovernment, dleappo ll)tment and lf!'atttu ed appoint been make them wrtre bad ,....... adjuatm eats and these men have to , lt!hleve collee1117 of g blttern ep preTalL We ought not to &"O on with ~ ,;;=~ of ;voare- lt wu bJJUd ltldeoas boWI(!S. put up lmposal- b7 Seer_. ry Work. poUq tllat cre&tee theM r•ulte. The qu. .ttoa t.a: ::1 ~Work, 118't'eral montha qo. stated to Wbat O&ll we wlse17 &114 ufe1)' underta ke to llll· biiD, 1 nppoae . b.e IIIOilumeota, paa bad laww_ aud •• t11oe eoadltl out pron PDeft!l delltror tlaelr kla4.-B U1are tbe PI *Ilk 1t bJa eoavlctl oD that a . . , Pf'Oiram toa over." a.u_. 1n thP New - . . . . . . lizlV~~. ua. outer. ~=~~ ~ • Secretary UiJrk Beli'e'Yes New Program Is •.s Necessary • ..s •IIIII I ·•·- ·- -- • '!'here has already been spent for construc ti!!ft on the four projects of this state $16.000, 000. Of that, only $628,000 has been repaid. On four Important division s not one dollar of constru ction costs has been returned . It has cost to operate these projects 12,876,5 00. Of this only $926,1'60 has baen collecte d. All the money that ha~ been received would not repay the governm ent what It has expende d In operatio n and mainten ance. An Irrigati on work that Is not worth enough to pay tor Its operatio n should not be continu ed. Act'ng on this convict ion, we are arrangi ng tCI sell t.1e Willisto n project, and we have scrlousl ]l' to conside r whethe r the same action should not be taken with regard to the Lower Yellows tone project, where out of $968,000 operati ng cost to Decemb er 31, 1924, only $174.000 has been ·repaid, the deficit today standin g at $794.000 . These results are not believed to be due to lack ot agricul tural resourc es. They are the res .. ~t. of too large holding s, lack of belief In the necessity for Irrigati on, poor cultivat ion, Inflation In the prices of private ly owned land, and the lack of capital and equipm ent needed by settlers to enable them to cultivat e their land as Irrigati on requires . In conslde rlnc new projects we must rememb er that thousan ds of farm areas under federal Irrig-ating dltchel!l have never been farmed and ~ther thousan ds have been abandon ed; that about a half million farms In the United States were abandon ed last year: that railway s that once were our best aid for settling the West cannot now carry people who will not ride and are not interest ed In peopling land with those who cannot produce freight for them to haul. We must be able to show con~ress that we have men eno11gh in sight to work these projects or congres s will not ad vance money to develop them. We are canvass ing old proJects to determi ne If It Is Impossi ble for settlers to pay the costs and charges assesse d against them. Wo are making a study of propose d new projects , their physica l features , fertility , length of growing season, crops adapted , market s accessib le, financia l require ments of settlers , etc., but my principa l concern Is to discove r the attitude of the people, locally. For I must certify to the congr<'s s on these polntsl whethe r the land Is being held for specula tion! wl!.ethe r tho118 living In town realize that the sue• (.ells of a propose d project Is vital to them; whethe r the busines s men are dispose d to exploit the new venture to get the money appropr iated by the gov• ernmen t Immedi ately, r.r to treat these new set• tlers as neighbo rs and commu nity assets nd not as voten to be cajoled or strang-e rs to b\. preyeol upon. It Is of vital momen t to the future of federal reclama tion that we llrst reclaim reclama tion, th&t we restore lost conMen ce In Its governm ent representativ es, re-estab lish the enthusi asm brought on to ~trojects by aettl¥• · and dtscredl t th se who I am no willing live by farming the farmers . reck· to let federal reclama tion continu e to r to save lessly to Its own ruin withou t an eft It to those who by their courace and In ustry have earned the rl.rbt to home ownersh ip. .) "Leavin g settlem ent and agricul ture to shaJM' themsel ves was a mistake that has cost the reclama tion fund millions of dollars nnd will cost more," said Commi ssioner .l'tlead at Denver. "The situatio n lD the case of the older reclama tion projecb l has created financia l conditio ns that can be cured only by refundi ng settlers ' private debts or getting a new body of settlers . This Is not conject ure; It Is a fact. On some of the projects settlers were accepte d without any Inquiry Into their fitness ond were given nelthl!l' ad\·ice nor ald. What Is the result? They hnve undergo ne crucifix ion. Many have lost tbelr homes thrnugh foreclos ure. Paymen ts are not made to the governmen t. Nearly aU this trouble has Its origin In accepti ng unfit settlers and leaving the good ones t•J struggl e unaided R&Rinst obstacl es too great for them to overcom e." "It is our purpose to build reclamatio~ from the ground up. }'rom tlle farmer to the government, rather than from the govern ent to the Secreta ry dam and the dam to the desert," sa being now not Is bureau tion recialta "Tbe Work. t for als Individu ~f s Interest tbe In conduct ed !aDd the on live who those of s the best Interest .. It it. own lly eventua may hope aDd whG we that tion reclama In d Involve t the human elemen should be our first CODC!erD; to protect the lntereets of those alreadJ Oll tbe land and pr~ tor those we shall invite to c:Ome."