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APP-MISC 1903 12-11 APPOINTMENT TO NATIONAL LIVE STOCK CONVENTION DELEGATE-JNO B WELLCOME � v HON. JHON W.SPRINGER, President, Headquarters—. joaN M.HoLT, ist Vice-President. F. J. HAGENIURTH, 2nd Vice-President. GEo. L. GOULDING, Treasurer. CRAS. F. MARTIN, Secretary. National General Counsel, JUDGE Wm. M. SPRINGER, Washington, D. C. �( EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Live Stock Arlmna...........E. S. Gosney............Flagstaff New Jersey..... A. A. Cortelyou........Neshante Arkansas..........Tames M. Hubert...Bentonville New Mexlco.,...Solomon Luna........Los Lunde California.......H. A. Jastro..........Bakersfield New York.......G. Howard Davison...Milibrook Association Colorado......... Geo. W. Ballantine......Depver M Carolina.....George A. Weston..,...Biltmore Georgia...........J. H. Wltael..........Blue Ridge N. Dakota.....; John S. Green............Mandan Idaho.............M. B. Gwhm...........,....Boise Ohio...............0. E. Bradfute......_Cedarville Illinois............C. W. Baker.............Chicagao Oklahoma........W, E. Bolton.........Woodward Indian...........Mortimer Leverlitg.IhdlanapOIlS Oregoa............Richard Scott.........Mnwsllkie -` Indian TerritoryE. B. Frayser..............Vlnim Pennsylvania....Will B. Powell........Shadeland Iowa..........*...E. A. Harris.....Marshalltown S. Caroms.......R. A. Love................Cheater Kansas...........H. W. McAf.............Topeka S. Dakota.......F. M. Stewart......Buffalo Clap Kentucky,.......J. B..Castleman.......Louisville Tennessee........Overton Lea............Nashville Louisiana.........W, H, Dalrymple.Baton Rouge Texas.............L. F. Wilson......Wichita Fails Next 1&Wn Massachusetts...Frank P. BennetL.......Boston Utah..............Jesse M. Smith...........Layton Z Michigan.........Colon C. Lillie......Coopersville Vermont......... J. F. Mead..............Randclph Minnesota........N. P. Clark........... .SL Cloud Virginia..........John T. Cowan...Cowan's Mills PORTLAND, OREGON. Missouri..........L. A. Allen.........,Kansas City Washington.....E. S. Waterman....Walla Walla Montana......... Wm. Lindsay............Glendive W. Virginia.....H. E. Williams............ .Duo January 12, 13, 14,15, 1904 Nebraska........ Peter Jansen........... ...Jansen Wisconsin........W. S. Guilford............Racine Nevada...........George Ernst.................Elko Wyoming....,...Tim Klnney.....,.Rock Springs Call For Convention, Portland, Oregon, December 1, 1903. Each railway and transportation company may To the Members of the National Live Stock Associ¢- appoint one delegate. Bova and all others interested in the Live Stock Fech chamller of commerce may appoint one dele- indastry. gate for every Ioo members. Complying with the orders of the Executive Com- Each dairymen's association may appoint one mittee, we have the honor to advise you that the Sev- delegate. enth Annual Convention of the National Live Stock Each state irrigation association may appoint one Association will convene in the Marquam Grand Thtatrt, delegate. January 12, 1904, and continue through as many ses- An alternate may be appointed for every delegate. sions as the business may require. Any bona fide stockman engaged in breeding, feed- Delegates will be admitted according to the pro- ing, trading or handling live stock may become a mem- ber of the Constitution, as follows: of this Association by the payment of an initiation, Each state, territorial, county or local range asso- fee of $I0.o0 and an annual due of $Io.00. ciation of cattle, sheep, horse or swine-breeders may Delegates may be appointed from Canada and the appoint one delegate for every IO,000 head of stock, or Republic of Mexico,but in all cases, except those from part thereof, represented by the members of such state and county, the requirements regarding ml2m- organization. bership must be complied with. The governors of each state and territory lnay All associations, governors and county commis- appoint three delegates-at-large. sioners are requested to send the names and postoffice Each feeders' and breeders' association may ap- addresses of their delegates to the Secretary as soon point one delegate-at-large and one for every twenty- as named, in order that the roll may be promptly and five members or part thereof. properly arranged. In counties where there is no regular live stock or- ganization, the county commissioners may appoint one delegate from among the stock men of said county. For this occasion the railroads have made the fol- Each state or territorial live stock sanitary board lowing unusually low rates from points west of may appoint three delegates. Chicago: Each state board of agriculture or agricutlural col- I New Orleans, $70.30; Memphis, $62.75; Cairo, lege may appoint one delegate, $62.15; Houston, Texas, $60.75; Mineola, Texas, Each live stock commission merchants' exchange I $57.45; St. Louis, $57.50; Chicago, $61.5o; Missouri May appoint one delegate-at-large and one for each river points, including St. Paul, $50,00; Denver and twenty-five members thereof, corn IT points, including Cheyenne and El Paso, Each stock yards company may appoint one dele- Texas, $45.00; from all other points in this territory, gate. one lowest first-class fare for the round trip. For territory south of the Ohio and Potomac and have the right-of-way over trains loaded with dead east of the Mississippi rivers a rate of one and one- freight. third fare for the round trip has been made. From all RESOLVED, That the National Live Stock Associa- tion hereby respectfully memoralize the Fifty-eighth points east of St. Louis and Chicago to Buffalo and congress to enact Iegislation conferring upon the inter- north of the Ohio river, eighty per cent. of double the state commlerce commission authority to determine one-way first-class fare for the round trip will be in upon full hearing under the provisions of the "Act force. Selling dates for these tickets are January to Regulate Commerce," what change shall be made in G, 8 and with final return limit January 31, rate or practice found to be discriminative or unrea- 1, 9, sonable. Such determination to be immediately 1964. A reduced rate of $13.5o from Portland to operative, and so to continue until overruled by the San Francisco has been made, so that any one desiring court. to stop off at all points of interest may do so. Stop-over permits will be granted on the return ARID LANDS. trip on application to the joint agency in Portland. BUSINESS OF THE CONVENTION. RESOLVED, That in the opinion of the members of the National Live Stock Association, congress should Existing conditions throughout the county make Immediately appoint a commission of five, consisting of one cattle grower, one sheep grower, one expert it absolutely necessary that decisive action upon sev- �rrigationist and two government officials, for the pur- eral subjects shall be taken at this meeting for the pose of investigating the and and semi-arid grazing protection of the industry. Among these are lands west of the one hundredth meridian, to make a I speedy report to congress with a view of amicably set- FOREST RESERVES. ding the conditions now existing over this matter in the territory named. RESOLVED, That the national congress should so RESOLVED, That the National Live Stock Associa- amend the laws affecting the public lands as to repeal tion favors the restriction of forest reserves to such the stone, desert land and lieu land acts, and the com- lands as are now or recently have been forest lands, mutation clause of the homestead act, and that the and that such reserves be confined to natural water latter should be so amended as to allow a citizen to sheds, and that a congressional committee consisting I take up at least one section of arid or non-irrigated of experts be appointed to examine all reserves and I land as a homestead. eliminate from the same the non-forest lands. RESOLVED, That the forests and all vegetation upon the public lands of the United States, Including the TO PRODUCE MEAT WITHOUT CORN. forest reserves, shall be placed under the direction and control of the secretary of agriculture, and that the secretary of the department of the interior shall RESOLVED, That between the irrigated farmis and have control only of such matters as relate to the title the non-irrigated grazing Iands of the west there is of such lands. produced all the material for making the choicest of commercial food meat. All that is lacking is an accu- rate knowledge as to the proper methods and propor- PACKERS COMBINATION AGAINST STOCK tions in which to combine these existing elements, and GROWERS. the national government is urged to assist in conduct- ing the necessary experiments to show the western stockmen how to make meat of the products of the RESOLVED, That the concentration of packing fa- western ranch and range. cilities on modern lines into the hands of a few great capitalists and into a few market centers has resulted in almost eliminating competition, and has widened It is not to be understood that the above resolutions the margin between the price of cattle on the hoof and will be adopted as they stand, their appearance here the dressed meat to the consumer to a point that is being only an indication of the subjects to be discussed. manifestly unfair to the producer, and the only remedy In addition to this, congress should be asked to is for the stockman to combine and provide competi- tion by building independent packing plants and en- I immediately pass the Grosvenor anti-shoddy bill and couraging new markets. enact a law providing for a classified census of live stock. TRANSPORTATION Any member of the Association interested in any subject of a general nature is respectfully requested to RESOLVED, That legislation should be enacted by place it in the form of a resolution and send it to the the national congress compelling the movement of stock trains at a minimum speed of twenty miles per secretary at once, so it may be brought before the first hour from loading point to destination, exclusive of meeting of the Executive Committee, and thus receive stops for feed and water, and that such trains shall early consideration by the convention. ORGANIZATION. BE HAD BY ADDRESSING THE SECRETARY AT PORT- FOR MUTUAL PROTECTION IT HAS BECOME THE LAND, OREGON. POLICY OF ALL INDUSTRIES TO ORGANIZE. IT WE DESIRE TO IMPRESS UPON YOU THE SU- MUST BE CONCEDED THAT IN A NATIONAL ORGAN- PREME IMPORTANCE OF DELEGATES BEING AP- IZATION THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY OF THE NA- POINTED UNDER THIS CALL WHO WILL ATTEND TION CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN BY INDIVID- THIS MEETING AND GIVE THE MATTERS UNDER UAL EFFORTS. THE HISTORY OF THIS ORGANIZA- DISCUSSION THEIR SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. TION WILL DEMONSTRATE THIS FACT. THE WORK The citizens of Portland have raised a generous sum IS IN YOUR HANDS, AND UPON YOUR DETERMINA- and are arranging to entertain all delegates in a hand- TION AND SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS, TO A GREAT EX- some manner, > TENT, DEPENDS THE FUTURE OF THE LIVE STOCK Immediate) arriving in Portland you should INDUSTRY. UNLESS THE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES 3 on arr g register with the Secretary at headquarters, Portland THIS SUPPORT, IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT TO Hotel, or the theater, when you will be provided with ATTAIN THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS DESIRED. THE badges admitting you to Convention Hall, and coupon COST OF MAINTAINING A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION tickets for all entertainments given by the citizens. IS INSIGNIFICANT, THE ASSESSMENTS BEING BUT Be sure and ask for rates to the National Live ONE-TWENTIETH OF ONE CENT PER HEAD. IF Stock Convention, January tt-tg, 1904. If your local YOU OR YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION ARE NOT MEM- ! agent cannot give you full information as to dates of BERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION YOU ARE sale, etc., write the Secretary of the Association. EARNESTLY REQUESTED TO MAKE APPLICATIION IMMEDIATELY, IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY BE REP. JNO. W. SPRINGER, President. RESENTED AT THE COMING MEETING. BLANKS FOR THIS PURPOSE AND ALL INFORMATION MAY CHAS. F. MARTIN, Secretary. UNION PAINTING CO., N11.UN1H Si