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a saddle blanket, without inconvenience or discomfort. The air is so dry and pure that it
is alinost impossible to take cold, and tile nights of the suninier are so balmly an(l delightful
that the canopy of heaven is all the covering needed for protection or warmiith.
Almost an entire freedom from imal/aria, in any of its protean forms or manifold
manifestations, is another advantage possessed by the southwest part of Texas.
. 'There are portions of this great commonwealth, whose area, it must be remeim-
: bered, is as large as that of all New England, New York and Pennsylvania
combined, that are intensely imalarious. But the great territory composing the
icalth district is free from marsh niasm and inalarious diseases, at least as much
so as any part of this continent, except, perhaps, the extreme North.
'lThere are no marshes, no bayous, no swamps, 11o slIuggish streams. The water is
Spure and swiftly running, its streams all having underground reservoirs, in most
instances their fountain heads gushing through clefts in the rocks or mountain
foothills. There is absolute freedom from the endemic and epidemic diseases which
y characterize malarious countries. This is Natl own sanitarium, unexcelled for
-alubl)ritv, with greater possibilities fi ic p'o nonary invalid than any other
S' , " climate in the United State.s I s residents bask in (God's own sunshine,
and bathe, live and br li-atlci, l \C :lr to \year, iii yn occan of oxvyeni from
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