The Fort Stockton Pioneer. (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, January 31, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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The Irrigated land* of the Ft. A NeUnn. Traffic Manairer of the
Stockton Irrigated UndN Com Tfw Ihviaion.
pany. located north of Ft. Stock- The inauguration o f three
ton and known under the name train* will mve a double daily
Block No. 1. contain aU»ut Turn service between all |n»inU on the
acre* irrigable land of which 44NM» | line north of San Angelo. The
acre* are in cultivation now new train* will In* known a* No.
Half of the cultivated land. 20011 1, southbound, and No. 2. north-
acre* i* needed to alfalfa. Sfill Imund. while the preaant tram*
acres gn»w orchards, 660 acres known as No. .r» and No. (*» will
raise vineyards and loon acres be changed to Nos. 3 and 4.
produce other crops- The new schedule has l>een
For these 4000 acres, which arranged as follow*:
will require water for irrigation hovtmboi no
during the season of 1913, there
are 40 cusec available. That
ceive it.liti cusec. Under tht»se
conditions every 10 aero tract
must use the full head of water
once every month. Two irriga-
tions during a month would not
be practical as the head of water
1.6 cusec would l>e too small for
the irrigation of alfalfa.
Now let us form an irrigation
district of 480 acres. If there is
1-100 of a cusec. due for each
acre the head of water available
for this district of 480 acres is
4.80 cusec. Under these condi-
tions each 10 acre tract can use
the full head of 4.80 cusec, every
six weeks once, or a head of 2.40
cusec every three weeks.
The average time in w’hich al-
falfa will be ready for cutting
(1-10 in bloom) in this locality is
about six weeks, and this is the
reason why the service period of
irrigation should be six or three
w’eeks, so that the cutting and
irrigation time will correspond.
Another reason why this serv-
ice period was selected is, that
farmers, who did not prepare
their land properly will be able
to irrigate their alfalfa properly
in due time.
The above calculated amount
of water 4.80 cusec, available for
each district was based upon
4000 acres of alfalfa. As there
are only 2000 acres of alfalfa in
cultivation we would have a great
surplus of water. But I believe
that this surplus will compensate j that"heretofore have teen
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Kuo» City Tox.
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Sweet wmu*r, Tox.
Son Angelo, Tox.
Sun Angelo, Tex.
Fort Htnrkton, Tox.
...... 8:60 pm
..... 5:20 am
. 4:16 am
Knox City. Tex.
....... 1:46 am
Hamlin, Tex. .. ......
...______ 12:40 am
_____ .11:20 pm
...______ 10:25 pm
........ x.85 pm
San Angelo. Tex.
San Anjfelo, Tex.
_______ 7:00 pm
Fort Stockton. Tex.
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the loss of water by seepage and
In each district I will select a
resident farmer, whose duty it
will be to keep a steady head of
water in the ditch, and to arrange
any interchange of water between
parties in the same district or re-
port trouble of any source imme-
diately to the ditch rider. I be- no (je]avs wilf be necessary for
lieve that this arrangement vv dl i p&ssenengers l>ound to Pan-
eliminate any trouble of getting, handle or Colorado points; at
water for the garden or canta-,,AltuSt Ok la., and Clinton, Okla.,
loupes. j close connections will be made
After the first of next month,. for p0jnts jn Oklahoma and at
I will be able to meet each dis-1 Wichita with all lines diverging
trict separate to arrange for the from
The two new trains will be
made up of new equipment, just
received; electric lighted pullman
cars will be used in connection
with the service. The through
sleepers will enable passengers to
make the journey from Kansas
city to Fort Stockton without the
inconvenience of a change at
The inauguration of this im-
proved service will be welcomed
by everybody in this section who
has occasion to travel, as it will
give them the only direct line to
Wichita and Kansas City and
will enable them to avoid delays
incident to changes and transfers
sary in order to reach these
points. In addition to shortening
the time to Kansas City and
all other points north, east and
west, the new schedule has been
arranged to provide close con-
nections at all junctions. Sweet-
water quick changes can be made
for all Texas points; atChillicothe
distribution of water and require-
ment of the ditches.
Next Saturday night, Feb. 1st,
I will talk about Nitrogen in re-
lation to plant food and the irri-
gation of cantaloupes and melons.
(TO BE CONTINUED).
Pitots and Animals.
The Julesburg school teacher
was trying to iilustrate the dif-
ference between plants and ani-
mals: “Plants,” she explained,
“are not susceptible of attach-
ment to man as animals are.”
How about cockleburs, teacher?
replied Johnnie Snodgrass.
Medicines that aid nature are
always most effectual. Chamber
lain* Cough Remedy acts on this
plan. It allay* the cough, relieves
the lungs, opens the secretions
and aids nature in restoring the
system to a healthy condition.
Thousands have testified to its
superior excellence. Sold by
Try the Kryptok Bifocal (Doub-
le Vision Lens) at Cram's.
Orient officials are confident
that the improved service will
prove a success and lie the means
of attracting many homeseekers
to West Texas.
Baby Bsy is Sent One Nile by Parcel
Battavia, Ohio. Jan. 25.- A
baby boy was carried by parcels
post on rural route No. 5 out of
Batavia today. The child, weigh-
ing 10$ pounds and carefully [
wrapped, was given by its par-
ntse, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Beagle,
into the hands of Vernon C. Lyt.
tie, the mail carrier.
He safely delivered the parcel
to the baby’s grandmother, a mile
The postage was 15c and the
parcel was insured for $50.
Constipation is the cause of
msny ailments and disorders that
make life miserable. Take Cham-
berlain’s Stomach and Liver Tab-
lets, keep your bowels regular and
you will avoid these diseases.
For sale by Stockton Pharmacy.
Mr Hlaifi mm has abuut at
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Anyone wishing toautomto f«<r
the Pioneer. wr ( ha* P. Brown.
W« haw hem informed. that
within a few day*, work will to-
gin on a depot at ilaldndgv
('. I*. Hn»wn and A. beg
*|ient Saturda> and Sunda> in
Fort Stork ton. returning Monda>.
I to. French of Ksitrm Teas*,
arrived in Buena Vista last
Thursday to ba»k after hi* irri-
Prof. J. C. Nichols. C\ J. Han-
n*z. K. 1.. Mitchell and Mr.
A yen, went to Fort St«»ckton
Saturday on InjsineH*.
Messrs, l/iar A- Bennett have
purchased several thoroughbred
(Miland-china hogs, which is a
move in the right direction.
Mr. Hnmble. who has the mail
contract from Baldridge to Buena
Vista and Imperial h*s bought a
new hack to use on the line.
Tom Tercero traded for a Buie
auto and we advise everyone to
give him the right of way, until
he Incomes more expert as a
Since the spring weather has
come, our farmers are all busy,
preparing their land for the sea-
son's crops, and farm hands are
C. J. Hannsz has been moving
a house from Girvin to Baldridge,
which will la* occupied, when
completed by Mr. Buford, the
Mr. Wilson, manager for the
Zimmerman lands, recently
brought in about 20 prospectors
in their private car, Helgra, who
purchased about 2,500 acres of
The Victor Irrigation Compa-
ny, operating just across the
Pecos River from Buena Vista is
working about 60 hands now*, on
their proposition. The reservoir
is already constructed and they
are putting in a 120 H. P. Engine
and pump. They expect to be
ready to put their lands on the
market in 30 days.
Nark Twain and T. R.
August Thomas, the playwright
kept the mirth alive with story
after story. One had reference
to a game in which the players,
so Mr. Thomas said, were Col.
Roosevelt, the late Mark Twain
“In the course of the game
Col. Roosevelt talked much of
war,” said Mr. Thomas. “And
I remember him turning to Mark
Twain and asking him if it were
not true that the bravest men
were nervous when they faced
the enemy, and Mark Twain be-
ing an old confederate soldier,
replied; “Yes, that is quite true,
for I rememl)er vividly to this
day that I had the quality of
maintaining it all through the
engagement.” New York Sun.
A Real Bargain.
Seven sections of hind on the
Orient, 22 miles West of Fort
Stockton. ()n one of these sections
is located the town to be, Tan-
quary, just the proper distance
between Ft. Stockton and Alpine
to make a good town. In all, 37,-
500 acres tine land, smooth and
level, perfect title. The Orient
Railroad will be there before Jan.
1st, 1913. and is under contract
to build depot, stock pens, and
put down and equip a well on the
east half of »Section 23, one of the
same. The price has been $6.50
per acre but now is $7.00, with
terms. Howell Johnson.
For Sale or Rent.
990 acres good land, no waste
20 miles northeast of Fort Stock-
ton. For particular* see or write
I. Gonzales, Buena Vista, Texas.
New Tent, 14x16, 12 oz. duck,
for sale at a bargain. See G. W.
Rose or phone the Pioneer office
Carbon and Typewriter Paper
at1ke Pioneer oMoe.
Bon Ton Cafe
M yea waul • fart
■Mel erekert order,
aekere every tkani
fte CLEAN ead of tke
BEST, sell el Ike
BON TON CAFE
earn FISH Every
Fridey end Set urdey
Regans & West
Bring in Your
R. C. Thompson
The Ranch Business is the best
in years in this section of the
country, and we have some of
the best ranches in the Southwest.
A well improved ranch consist-
ing of 16,640 acres at $1.50 per
acre bonus, and $1.30 due the
State 34 years 3 per cent interest.
One-thiru cash, balance can be
arranged to suit purchaser.
10,240 acres, $1.60 jut acre
bonus, $1.37 due the State 32yrs.
time 3 per cent interest; also 35
sections leased land goes in the
5,120 acres, in solid body, $1.50
per acre bonus, $1.30 due the
State in 32 years, at 3 per cent
We have anything you want in
the way of a ranch up to 3t»0 sec-
tions, and at the right price.
WK MAKE RANCHES
J. H. DOWNS, Manager
1st Floor, Stockton Building
Fort Stockton, Texas
New Lumber Yard
Figure «r»lh tuu on ytMir neat
Isimler. I hir |irtrr% are right
waterial m aw gw»i a* Ito beat
We will •pprei-iate a cltano* to figure
mth >ou on sn\thing you may need m
the building line
W. C. BOWMAN LUMBER COMPANY
ROONEY HOTEL CAFE |
a OPEN DAY AND NIGHT S
B FIRST CLASS SERVICE B
B E. L. PIAYHEW. Proprietor “
J. A. POINDEXTER
W. N. MEREDITH
And Superintendent of Construc-
tion. Loomed permanently end
eolieita year patronage.
I am an experienced well driller and
wish to figure with you on deep or
Successor to EICON BROS.
Fort Stockton Lime & Cement Co.
L. B. WESTERMANN, PROP.
Wholesale and Retail
Lime, Cement, Plaster, Laths, Roofing Ma-
terial, etc. Phone No. 21.
IRRIGATED and RANCH LANDS
For the Next 60 Days
Tracts of lands under ditch in cultivation and raw lands in
bodies from 10 to 160 aerqs.
One ranch, 6 sections near Fort Stockton. An exceptional
Nine sections school land purchased from
controls l.v »n pasiuie.
All bargains. Write or wire at once.
W. L. MONROE
Having bought the interest of my
partner, and employed an expert
machinist, I am prepared to do
General Blackamithing and Auto
Repairing. Tire shrinking a
specialty. Also handle gasoline
W. C. FAIREY
Hot or Cold Baths
Ladies Shampooing a Specialty
Your Business Solicited.
J. N. NORTON A CO.
Contractors and Builders
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Bond the PIONEER
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Barry, E. The Fort Stockton Pioneer. (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, January 31, 1913, newspaper, January 31, 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth806770/m1/2/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .