El Paso Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. EIGHTH YEAR, No. 215, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 8, 1888 Page: 3 of 8
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£1 Paso Times. Saturday, September 8, <888
The l>evelopm«nt Board Collecting the
Frodnet# of the V alley.
TEE ARID LAND AREA.
RECLAIMING WASTE REGION8 BV
MEANS OF IRRIGATION.
Tho following announcement by the
Development board will interest all farm-
ers and fruit growers in this valley
The El Paso Development board, de-
hiring to form a permanent exposition in
the city and take advantage of such fair#
as may be held next fall in this aud
neighboring states, and also desiring to
ttncouragc the development of the re-
sources of the valley, has appointed a
special exposition committee this year
<onsieting of Messrs. 8. W. Russell, J. A.
Smith, E. V. Berrien and L. K. McGuf-
fin. This committee after consultation
has decided to call upon all farmers and
fruit and vine growers of the Rio Gran-
de valley tributary to the city of El Pa#>
to assist by sending in tamplee aud speci-
men of all kinda of products,
grains and cereals, garden vegetables,
small and large fruits and giupes. Any
member of the committee will receive
such articles and will see that they are
properly cared for, either by preserving
is liquids or, where necessary, by drying,
so that they muy remain a permanent
part of the exhibit. And in order to en-
courage a proper emulatiou and rivalry
the committee hereby offers certain prem-
iums to be awarded. Persons desir
iug to enter any product for a premium
wfll please deliver the same to some mem-
bef of the above committee.
The committee now offer the to!J
lowing premiums to be awarded Set tun-
Under the same stipulations as for
wheat, the following : Alfalfa in sheaf,
first prize S3 second, 82. For millet.
German mille.t, Colorado grass, Johnson
grass and'tlax, for each separately, $2 for
tirst premium. II for second.
The stipulations are that the sheaves
should have a diameter of at least 12inches,
should he neatly and securely tied, and
6hould bear a card showing the name of
the precinct (as San Elizario, \sleta) and
in writing, the name of the grower,giving
aleo the name of the variety of wheat
and the yield per acre There should be
exhibited at least two sheaves of each
kind and not less than four entries.
The committee offers now the fol-
lowing premiums ,o be awarded Septem-
Sorghum, not less ,hHii six stalks to a
bundle or less thaa four bundles in an
exhibit, and must be three exhibitors.
Each bundle should have card bearing
name of precinct, of variety and of grow-
er and yield per acre. First prize, $3 ;
Broom com, not less thaa 12 stalks in
bundle, or four bundles, and must be
three exhibitors. First Drizc, $8, sec-
Comb honey, uot less thaa 4 lbs. to an
exhibit or less than three exhibitors.
First prize $8, second $2.
The committee also offers the follow
iug premiums for fruits, to be awarded
October 1 ;
For the best live pounds of Muscat.
Muscatel, Zinfaudel, Flaming Tokay,
Hose of Peru, Black Morrocoand Mission
grapes. $5. For the second best. $3. No
award unless there are three exhibit'
for a variety
For the finest five pounds of each va-
riety, $3.; for second best, $2. No
,\ward unless there are three exhibitors
for eaeh variety.
Bartlett Pears—For the finest collec-
tion of six Bartlett pears, $5; for the sec-
ond best, $2. No award unless three ex-
Pears of any other variety than Bart-
Ittt—For best five pounds,$3 ; for second
best, $2. Where there are three exhibi
tors of any one kind prizes will be
awarded as above to that variety. Va-
rieties of which there are less than three
exhibitors will be entered together for
Agricultural Land* at Colorado Which
May Bo Mule Immensely Productive.
Atiec Canal* nod Irrigation Dltche*.
The Rain Kelt—Farmer*' Testimony.
Mr. T. C. Henry, formerly of Kansas,
and now one of the most prominent men
in Colorado, who has been instrumental
in building several large canala in the
state, in discussing this question, says:
"Of the 40,000 square miles of the terri-
tory in this state east of the foothills less
than 8,000 souare miles are actually and
systematically formed. It is my deliber
ate conviction that were all the water of
all the streams covering these plains ab-
solutely preserved for domestic and irri-
gating purposes and applied with the
skill and economy displayed oven In India
or Egypt, we could irrigate and make
fruitful every acre of this immense area
—an area capable of supporting an agri-
cultural population, urban and rural, of
8,000,000 people, aud yet it would be less
than one-half as densely populated as
Belgium or the agricultural sections of
"Tho area east of I. ha mountains is
practically all agricultural land, and if
peopled as densely ns is Belgium, would
contain a population of more than 8,000,-
000 of people. Or if provided with water
for irrigation, skillfully applied, each forty
acres would support a family of tire per
w.m.uuc irrigation, so much the Better,
but there are many millions of acres of
land that can never be made productive
without irrigation, a 1 let us have reser-
voirs and great ca> Is, and from what
are nsw arid regio in the west new
empires are possibil Will C. Ferril
ia Kp.asss City Jourii; !.
The Ca-.i-rt of It.
First Citizen—Your wife seems to have
iged greatly of late. What is the matter?
8econd Citizen—She got that way wait-
ing for change in one of our big trimming
stores. —Plttaburu Bulletin.
'• lie Cause* of Poor Hair.
The firat and great reason is that
women do not keep their heads clean.
Oftener they are too busy with house-
keeping and children to give the hair tho
weekly shampooing and ldghtly brushing
it needs. .Still oftener they are too negli-
gent or do not know that on strict clean-
liness of the scalp depends their chances
of having good hair at 8T». Housework
should be done wit h a muslin cap or towel
folded to cover the hair to the roots.
House dust, which is mainly dead animal
matter thrown off by clothing and beds,
is deadly to lungs and hair. Housemaid's
consumption is generally due to breathing
the dust and flue of ill-kept chambers,
aud the layer which collects at the roots
of the hair kills it and causes the most
of the falling out of which matrons com-
plain before 40.
When women comprehend the baleful
influence of dust on the health, hair and
complexion, they will banish carpets, up-
holstering and unwashing draperies, at
once and forever, as the great receptacles
and absorbents of dust. When curtains
'h' £r*t »»«•»<« .*» It I true. In „r.
EL PASO, TEXAS.
This school is conducted by the Sisters of Mercy,
to parents desirous of giving their children a solid
scholastic year commences first Monday of September.
It offers superior uttrai tions
and refioed education. The
WEST OVERLAND STREET
Finest Livery in the City.
feed aud Bale Stables. Corral Attached
M. A DOLAN. Proprietor
SMITH, HUBBARD & CO.,
Produce § Commission,
For the best five pounds
second best, $2.
$3 ; for the
less than three cx-
For the finest five pounds of apples
displayed, auy variety. $5. For the tin
est five pounds of each variety, $8 ; for
second beBt, 82. No award unless three
exhibitors of a variety.
It is stipulated hy the committee
that all articles exhibited shall become
the property of the Development board,
to be used by them in exhibits to be
maintained at El Paso or elsewhere, as
the board may see fit; provided, however,
that in all cases and wherever exhibited
the name of the grower with other im
portant information shall be attached to
The board earnestly requests that any
person who can furnish specimens of any
other products besides those mentioned
in the above list, will do so. If pioper
cards are attached due credit will be
given The committee regrets that it has
uot the funds to offer a longer and more
liberal list of premiums. They do guar;
antee, however, that every article brought
in will be so used as to advance not only
the interests of the county, but of the in
dividual proudcer as well. The board
expects soon to have a large exhibition
loom in the business center of the. city.
It is expressly stipulated that all arti-
cles presented to the committee shall be-
come the property of the Development
boaifd, to be plated in a permanent ex-
hibit either in this city or elsewhere, as
the board may gee fit.
In addition to the cash prizes each fir3t
prisfc Will indude a blue ribbon and each
second prize a red ribbon.
By order of the Development board.
8. W. Russkm.
«1. A. 8MITH,
E. V. Bkiuukn
L. K. McGumN,
dependent urban population On the
same basis, the groat San Luis valley
would sustain a i>opulation of 1,000,000;
the San Juan country iu tho southwest
nearly 1,000,000; the Gunnison and the
Lx»srer Grande, 750,000, and the White, the
Yampali aud the almost unknown North-
west, 1,000,000 more. Before the close
of another century there will have been
elaborated a system of agriculture sur-
sing that wonderful civilization which
oorish power planted in the irrigated
valleys of Spain ten centuries ago, main-
taining the millions then populating our
grand commonwealth. There are not less
than 30,000,000acres of agricultural lunds
in this state which only need the applica-
tion of irrigation to be made as valuable
and productive as an) already cultivated."
Carry these same predictions into west-
ern Nebraska and Kansas, into Wyoming
and New Mexico, Idaho, Utah and
throughout the west, by utilizing the
waste waters saved in reservoirs, and the
future greatness of the west is almost in-
conceivable. These things are possible.
The rains of the Aztecs and Pueblo In-
dians, and great nations that are only
known in the dim past by the desolation
of mighty cities, tell us how densely pop-
ulated were vast regions in the west in
an almost unknown antiquity. With
these ruius are old canals and irrigation
ditches, and in some of them there is said
to have been used a kind of cement that
is now a lost art. These ruins are found
in arid sections where it would have been
impossible for a great population and
cities to have thrived without vast irri-
gation schemes. These great nations
have been swept away. How': No one
knows, but from the dim borderland of
that almost hidden antiquity there come
up facts that when first considered seem
almost like a dream. But it is history,
and let history repeat itself. Tito public
domain will soon bo a thing of tho past,
and the present mu-; look to the future,
aud if this great v.-aier question is grasped
by our statesmen as it should lie, it will
lay the foundation for still new and
Is the rain belt gradually moving west
ward? This is a much disputed question,
irrigating ditches make more surface
water, and heuco there is more evapora-
tion. That [imposition cannot be denied,
althougli Tt must be admitted that the
rain does uot always fall in the same lo-
cality where the water was taken up by
evaporation. It is also claimed by soma
that tree planting does not materially in-
crease the rainfall.
In tho January numberof Science, Henry
Garuett says; "Over 100,000 square miles
of almost treeless prairie in Northern
Missouri, Southern Minnesota and parts
of Illinois and Indiana hive been reforested
since their settlement, and furnish an ex-
ample of reforest ing unequaled elsewhere
upon lite face of the glow, aud yet the
rainfall has not increased. On the other
baud, there have been more acres of land
denuded of forest in the United States
within a century tlwn anywhere else iu
the world, yet there is no evidence of a
Professor Sargent, of Harvard college,
says: "The removal of a forest from any
region will uot, diminish the amount of
rain falling upon it; nor can the increase
of forest iu a slightly wooded or treeless
country increase its rainfall. The gradual
drying upof coitntri . once fertile, within
the history of the tinman race, but now
barren aud almost uninhabitable, must
be traced to gradual geological changes,
of course entirely beyond the reach of
human control, and not to the mere de-
struction of tho forest."
But there are able meu who have thor-
oughly st udied the question and who state
that the rain belt Is surely coming west-
ward. Among the number are Professors
Wllber, Augbey, Snow, and ex-Governor
Furnass, of Nebraska aud Kansas. The
observations takeu at Fort Leavenworth
during a period of thirty-eight years are
said to indicate an annual increase in the
rainfall of 5.1! 1 inches; thirty years at
Fort Riley, twenty-four at the State
Agricultural college, and seventeen years
at the State university, Lawrence, Kan.,
are said to give figures showing an in-
crease in tho rainfall of 8.05 and 8.00
inches per anuum. The data is very
valuablo, and seems almost indisputable.
But there is still a stronger authority,
the farmers themselves. In Western
Kansas and Nebraska and Eastern Col-
orado, farmers are now raising crops on
what was formerly known as the Orefit
American Desert. They claim that there
is a great futuro for that section, and
they raise crops without irriration, de-
pending solely on tho rainfall. And so
while some scientists are doubting the
statomont that tho rain belt-is coming
west, farmers are lising crops. If, in
thst. mvt-lon. thev m r»i«* the carta'.
fully kept houses, but quite enough as it
gathers on the scalp, week after week, to
form with its natural oil and sweat a thin I
malignant crust in which the root of the
hair slowly decays and drops. As the
most of women wash their heads not
oftener than once in six weeks, the effect
is best left indefinite. Scalp irritations
are not unknown, causing mouths and
years of trouble. But oftener the skin
of the head, clogged and loaded with dead
scales of matter, loses its functions and
the hair drops out.—Shirley Dare.
Rat* on Hoard Ship.
"We can always tell," said a West
India captain, speaking of the plague of
rats in port now, "when we have a few
or many of the pests on board Tho rats
do not, as one would suppose, remain on
the ship, but they get off at various ports,
and, after remaining awhile, ship on some
other vessel for another voyage. The
water rats, or wharf rats, are great \ trav-
elers, and make frequent voyages around
tho world. There are here now rats from
almost every part of the globe. Why, I
saw four colossal Jamaica rats, with their
white bellies, skipping about in the
mooidight the other night, and yesterday
I killed two Indian male rats on my ves-
"Rats are great climbers when they
find it necessary to do so. Upon oue of
my voyages not long ago we had along
spell of warm weather, and there was no
water in the hold which t he small army
of rats on board Could get at. One night
we put some water up at the cross t rees
and waited for the result. Well, the rats
just swarmed up the ratt lings aud went
for that water. We killed as many of
them as we could as they came down,
and some of them jumped overboard and
were drowned. But we could not kill
them—all, and a few made the entire
vovno-p with us."—Philadelphia Record
Cheese, Pine Apples
Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
MONARCH BLOCK. EL PASO. TEXAS.
J. A. GONZALES,
Main Street, Paso del Norte, Mexico,
HAS ALWAYS ON HAND
The Largest Stock of Vera Cruz Cigars in the CH*.
Deals Exclusively in Vera Cruz Goods.
THE MINT SALOON.
Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.
SI RYAN, Proprietor.
Watching the Heart.
A novel ease has been brought, to the
notice of the Paris Academy of Medicine.
A man's breast bono was nearly all re
moved, with parts of several ribs, in ol-
der to stop the progress of bone disease.
The experiment resulted not only in sav-
ing tho patient's life, but has given
several physiologists an opportunity for
direct investigation of the living heart
and great artery, parts of whicli have
been made readily accessible.—Arkanssw
How Mrs. Shaw Whistle*.
"The vocal chords, which act as vibrat-
ing reeds, form, in conjunction with the
mouth aa a resonateur or hollow rever-
brating sphere, tho only musical op
paratus that can boast of perfection, and
It is certain that this instrument, so
sweet and effective in speech and singing,
can be made equally so when its sounds
are made to issue at. the self adjusting
lips." This is The Saturday Review's ex-
platiat ion.—Home Journal.
Kjj-pt'ii .Movable Type*.
Now that they have demolished Colum-
bus' pretensions we are quite prepared to
hear that. Gutenberg did not invent priut
ing. A Professor Karabaceti has recently
demonstrated, at a conference at the mu-
seum of Vienna, that movablo types of
wood, both for letter press and orna-
ments, were in use in Egypt 500 years be-
fore the printer of Mayence,—Boston
Coffin & Seeton
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR, GRAIN, HAY,
All kinds of Garden and Grass Seed* N<
10« EL PASO STREET
EL PASO To Into.
Nut Truly Converted.
Citizen—Wall, deacon, I s'pose the camp
meeting was a great, success?
Deacon (dubiously)—Well, I dunno;
there were forty-eight converts.
Citizen—Why, that's glorious!
Deacon—Ve-es; but thirty-seven of 'em
owe me yet for root beer an' sandwiches.
Holler* Without Kiveti.
A German manufacturer is now making
a boiler in which no rivets are used. The
Joints are welded, aud the cost is said to
be slightly in excess of the rivet work.
When a man is deemed reliable out in
Montana they say, "He'll stand ■without
The man who ruleth his own house is
reater than he who painteth a town.—
There are 00,000,000 cattle of all kinds
in this country, and but 900,000 of the
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