At Denver, John W. Davis, going into new country, began to use new weapons, although he did not abandon the oil scandals, the Republican tariff. His first topic was irrigation and reclamation. He cited the mis- fortune which has overtaken many settlers on irrigation projects; told how, in many cases, settlers were in dire distress because the Government's estimated cost of reclaiming their lands had been greatly increased by the time the actual project was completed. He quoted the Republican platform which recommended the curtailing of irrigation projects to prevent overproduction, and...

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