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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1903.
ALDUQUEKQUK EVENING CITIZEN.
THE alUUQUERQUE CITIZEN
Published Dally and Weekly
By 1 he Citizen Publishing Company
W. S. 6TRICKLER
W. T. McCREIOHT
While Uncle Sain is spending millions In r?i,
Idaho, California, Wyoming, Nevada and this leirilory,
for Irrigation projects to roclalm the arid wastes, there
Is a man In Utah who proposes to make crops urow
without any artitleial watering. (liven a quarter section
of land, and no Initial capital la required save hard wo.Hi
and plenty of pluck.
The matter has been taken up 'y the government
with the result that several experimental .stations have
been established throughout I'tuh.
Just what this new method of farming means for
the west Is best told In the words of Pror. V. A. Yoder,
In charge of the work:
"Millions of acres of fertile land, lying nicely to be
cultivated, can never be reached with water to Irrigate.
, By methods In farming as practiced In humid regions we
can raise so little that we count It unprofitable, and
designate these fine areas as arid wastes or deserts.
Kverythlng Is favorable to crop production excepting the
water. The rainfall and suowfall is only half enough
to produce a crop. Ifi however, the water of two sea
sons can be utilized to produce one crop, It means suc
cess. There is more than one way to bottle up water,
and the best is to use the soil Itself as a bottle. If the
soil is deep, It will hold all that falls upon it without
leaking out below. If the farmer plows It deep, subsoils
it In the fall and lets it lie rough through the winter
and spring, he opens the bottlo ready to catch all the
water. If he keeps it blanketed with a few Inches of
very loose dry soil by cultivation when the soil Is In a
condition to crumble nicely, and then cultivates fre
quently thereafter through the summer, he effectively
corks up the bottle so that but a relatively small part
of it gets out into the air. He then also keeps all weeds
down and prevents the enormous leakage through the
roots, stems and leaves of the plants which would other
wise take place. Next fall he again opens his bottle
by deep plowing, and cither sows his wiuier crop then,
or his spring crop next spring.
"The water thus accumulated is sufficient to develop
pood crops of those kinds which mature early, like
wheat, barley, oats, rye, alfalfa and broom Brass. He,
however, does not sow these crops very thick, as that
would exhaust all the moisture before the plants have
time to mature.
"The moisture that gets into the air through the
plants constituting the crop Is not wasted, as that which
gets out through weeds or the hard-packed surface of
the soil. By such methods of farming, where there is
from 12 to 15 Inches of prcclpltatiou annually, 20 to !iU
bushels of wheat per acre are produced on every alter
nate year, some being much better adapted to dry farm
ing than others.
"There is much land east of the Rocky mountains,
extending from Northern Canada to the coast, that is
now barren, but which can be made profitable by dry
The Mortem Case
It is generally conceded by the friends of President
Roosevelt that his alleged action In preventing the trial
of Paul Morton, for violations of law committed while
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was at the time of the alleged action a member of the
president's cabinet, that this action, if true, can but
be looked upon as a mistaken manifest at ion of personal
and party fealty.
A recent resolution offered by Senator Tillman, of
South Carolina, which was adopted without opposition,
is for the purpose of showing that the alleged action
was actual. It is intended to bring before the senate
an official transcript of the record which contains the
. declaration of Paul Morton that he knowingly violated
the law by granting rebates, but that it was necessary to
meet competition. In a recent speech, Mr. Tillman
denounced the president for whitewashing cabinet
officers. He now seeks to obtain official proof that the
interstate commerce committee recommended to the
attorney general the prosecution of Mr. Morton aud that
the president prevented any action because Mr. Morton
was then a cabinet minister. In this connection he
desires to make u matter of senate record the testimony
given under oath by Mr. Morton that he had wilfully
violated, the law because other railroad officials pursued
that course and it was necessary to obtain business for
Should the fact prove to be as Senator Tillman
claims and as is generally believed, the effect upon the
reputation and popularity of the president will be ab
solutely, lnapprecable as far as the people' are con
cerned. No human being is exempt from liability to
error, and If the president did err, he erred on the side
of mercy, without injury to justice.
.Enforcing tSfiij ILaw
The indictment In the federal courts of a lint of
railroad men in Philadelphia and Chicago makes railroad
managers sit up and take notice. In a word, the ad
ministration will enforce the Elkins law. More than
that, under the Instructions of Attorney General Moody
the violation of this law respecting rebates and other
unfair discriminations is to be declared a conspiracy to
commit a crime, and may, in the Judgment of the court,
be punishable not only by fine but by imprisonment.
There's the rub. So long us the penalty was a
mere fine, the railroads could well afford to pay the
money u the Infrequent findings and go on violating the
law. Hut now the attorney general has hunted up a
decision of the United States supreme court which pro
vides for a jail or penitentiary sentence and has in
structed the district attorneys to offer immunity to
shippers who will testify as to payment of rebates.
The way to enforce the law is to enforce it. If the
law is a good ono enforce it. if the law Is a bad one
enforce It Just the same until it is repealeu. Inopera
tive law brings all law Into disrepute. A "square deal"
demands that corporations that violate the law should
be punished through the men who violate the laws. The
people are tired of the immunity practically granted to
corporations. They should be held to an accounting
as strictly as the poorest citizen is held.
At O'O Old Homestead
BY BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
In choosing your Christmas -gifts try and do so with
some regard to the needs of those for whom they are
Intended. The shops are Tull t pretty trifles, and !t la
possible to please everybody from grandmamma down to
the llMiest baby. IV) not be disucuraged If the amount
yon can afford to expend is of the smallest. Dispatch
each little gift with a loving sentiment, ami It Is sure
to be welcomed and appreciated. Those who love you
will love your gift, no matter how small It may be. It
would be very nice to have a full pocket as well as a
full heart, but If you can't have both hi? satisfied with
lue latter, fcr It t the better.
Some at this glad Christ must Idu are far from home.
Perhaps you can't afford to go home, and perhaps you
can't even afford to send home any gifts. Hut there is
one thing you can ull afford to do, and that is to write a
Christmas letter. It Isn't always easy to keep up the
home correspondence. At the end of a long day's work
one is too tired to do anything but tumble Into bed. And
on Sunday well, the day I:. over before it seems half
begun. So, between one thing and another, we get into
shockingly bad habits regarding letter writing. Rut the
people at home never forget the absent one, and every
day brings with it the hope of a letter from the absent
son or daughter. There Is never a day of the year that
your mother does not breathe u blessing for your welfare.
She will value a loving, cheerful letter from you just as
highly as though It were a present. Don't forget to
make the letter as loving as possible. Let her see that
you think of her and love her and appreciate all that
she has done for you. Tell her what you are doing,
how you are getting on, and how you would love to be
be with her. Write so that she will receive the letter
on Christmas (lav.
Selections Made frosun
Press of Southwest
We notice Mr. Wood says he tried three varieties
of tomatoes, one variety proving an Ideal money maker;
the other two proved unprofitable on account of their
lateness. We have long thought that a few columns ot
space in our county papers could be devoted to no more
profitable use than to publish a series of articles or let
ters from the more experienced truck and fruit growers
giving lists of tried varieties of fruits and vegetables
that have proven profitable and unprofitable in San Juan
county, also giving hints on soil and methods of culture.
We believe that it would save many wasted dollars for
the newcomer and prove profitable to the oldost settler.
Most farm papers do not deal with the conditions to be
met here, and besides the variety that Is profitable or
unprofitable is much a matter of local conditions, soil
and climate. Local tests alone can determine this
The excuslonists to the valley the past week have
been numerous, several special trains having been
brought in, but the homeseekers have encountered that
which undoubtedly they had little thought of meeting
bad weather. The snow and cold, while very proper
and good for the country, came at a, very inopportune
time on this occasion, for it could have no other effect
than dampening the ardor of prospective locators and
home builders. It Is believed therefore, that the re
sults from the flow of immigration the past week have
not been very satisfactory to the promoters of these
excursion movements. They will make the best of it,
however, and try again, and as good weather is the usual
habit, and not the exceptional characteristic of the famed
Pecos valley country, the next lot of Investigators will
surely run plump into the most ideal weather they ever
We have been favorably impressed with one certain
exhibition of patriotism that he has shown lately, whicn
was hardly to be expected in u man of his age and one
who is to taste for the first time the sweet crisp crusts
of official pie. In his first public utterances after being
appointed, Mr. Hagerman conies out squarely for joint
statehood, knowing full well that If it Is obtained he wm
have to surrender the reins of government almost an
soon as he is Inaugurated. He seems to consider only
the welfare of New Mexico, to the exclusion of self, and
it Is a bit of sacrifice that is refreshing and rare in this
day of iolitieal jobbery. W predict that the territory
will have ample reason to be proud of (lovernor "llert"
We have a number of immigrants from Arkansas
this week who brought lumber along with them to build
houses on homesteads they contemplate taking. They
had evidently been Informed that we have a prairie
country out here. Notwithstanding the fact that we
have broad prairies, we also have large areas of fine
lumber which is not only consumed extensively at home
but much of it Is being exported to outside districts. So
when you write buck home to the folks, some of whom
no doubt will soon be getting ready to come to the land
of sunshine, health and plenty, tell them we can build
their houses out here and save them the expense of
freighting across two or three states.
Padded Public Documents
- The postofflce department does an annual business
of three hundred and twenty millions of dollars equal
to the entire budget of some count ries., Hut it pays out
fourteen and. a half millions more than it takes in.
The postmaster general gives one of the reasons
for this deficit. It is caused by the franking priv liege.
A vast amount of matter goes through the mail without
paying postage. Mr. Cortelyou says this fre,. service
costs the country twenty millions a year. One pound
of mail mutter in every eight Is carried free. The
postmaster general urges a reform in the frauklng priv
ilege. When he wrote bis condemnation of the abuse
ho must have looked over to the big government print
ing office where tons of useless muff is going through the
presses. Most of the printed output of this shop is
mailed free to people who sell it to the junk dealer.
President KooscveU'g smelling commiitee has (ailed
attention lo the enormous-waste involved in the padded
publications. The government would save millions ot
dollais by hiring a few new school editois who would
make judicious use of their blue pencils in condensing.
I'uiiaucipwa inquirer: l he garden is a great med
icine chest. He jour own doctor and junk to join on
slight ailments. If you are wakeful eat lettuce. I'or
affections of the skin aud for yellow skin eat onions.
Onions are nlso good for colds, coughs, scrofula. I'or a
tor pi liy of asparagus. If the bowels are
disc x-rrles. Tor malaria and general
brea nberries. If nervous and irritable
cat y. Kor constipation eat fruits, ripe
and Fresh fruits are good; so are fig
and s are l he most beneficial.
Las Vegas News.
The location of the "Fraternal City" has not yet been
definitely made, though some significance may attach
to tho visit of the committee to Romero. It is said
that the only objections urged against the acceptance
of the latter place as a site for the big Institution is the
lack of water and transportation facilities.
The hot springs project has probably been aban
doned, notwithstanding the magnificent offer made by
tho Santa Ke company, for the reason that all the re
quirements cannot be met, among them the expense of
the insurance carried on tho railroad properties at the
resort and the cost of remodeling and refitting the
So far the government reservation of the greater
pari of the agricultural lands of this couuty has been
only a disadvantage. Of course when irrigation works
are put in they will compensate many times over foi
the present inconvenience, but It Is not likely that more
than a small portion of the land withdrawn will be irri
gated by the government aud as soon as It is determined
how much is likely to be used, no time should be lost
in petitioning for the release of the remainder in order
to allow private Individuals an opportunity of putting
in canals and of taking up the land.
The president's recommendations for Joint statehood
gives us a great deal of pleasure, and we teel quite as
sured it is in accord with 1he overwhelming sentiment
of this section. n is with a no less degree of satisfac
tion that our new governor, Herbert J. Hagerman, has
announced his determination to add his strength to the
same proposition. Kor once, at least, we cannot be
accused of being forninst the government, although
classed with that family.
tuesday, december 26, 1905, at
8 o'clock p. pm.
admission, 23 cents. seats
reserved free at matson'8.
contestants from las vegas,
albuquerque, santa fe, sil
ver city, mesilla park and
You are gnitm to visit the old homo
during tho holidays. Cheap rates ta
all points, via the Santa Ke route.
For fine Kbony Toilet and Mani
curing Sets Bt Reasonable Prices, call
at Rirppe's Pharmacy.
HUYLERS AND LOWNEY'S CAN
DIES. O. A. MATSON & CO., SOLE
THE COLOMBO HALL DANCING
ACADEMY DANCES HAVE BEEN
CHANGED FROM SATURDAY TO
FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A FEW
WEEKS. JOE SCOTTI.
ALL KINDS OF TIN WORK, AT J.
L. BELL & CO S.
IF HAWLEY ON THE CORN EH
HAS NOT GOT WHAT YOU WANT.
YOU CANNOT BUY IT IN THE
Fnr WInpa nnd l.tnnnra tt-w thn TTnl-
Idays, go to Stern, Schloss & Co.
Three room frame, North First
Five room brick, North Eighth
Five rooms, furnished, on West
Railroad avenue ?L'3.00
Seven room brick, modern, in
Fourth ward $30.00
JOHN M. MOORE REALTY CO.
DANCE AT COLOMBO- HALL TO
MORROW NIGHT. GENTS 50c, LA
Claret, port and Sherry Wines make
good Chlrstmas gifts when bought
from Stern, Schloss & Co.
GO TO HAWLEY ON THE COR
NER FOR YOUR TOYS. THE LAR
GEST AND MOST SELECT LINE OF
XMAS PRESENTS IN THE SOUTH
WEST. HUYLER'S AND LOWNEY'S CAN
DIES. O. A. MATSON & CO., SOLE
DANCE AT COLOMBO HALL TO
MORROW NIGHT. GENTS 50c, LA
Genuine Straight Kentucky Bour
bon sold at Stern, Schloss & Co.
Denver Field and Farm.
Kaily last summer when the Chicago buyers (ent
their agents out to Colorado to contract for the fruit
on the trees they brought out their long faces and tried
to make cvcryliody believe the crop would hardly be
wortti Hie picking in the fall. They knew better than
this Init they wanted to bear down on the market and
get u tin- goods they could at the lowest possible price.
IT MATTERS NOT HOW MANY CHRISTMAS GIFTS A MAN MAY RECEIVE, HE WILL ALWAYS
BE EXPECTING SOMETHING VERY HANDSOME IN THE WAY OF
A Christmas Tie
DON'T DISAPPOINT HIM.
WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL. LINE OF CHRISTMAS NECKWEAR, IN EVERY SHAPE AND STYLE
THAT IS CORRECT.
MANY OF THE SILKS AND SHAPES ARE CONFINED TO US FOR THIS LOCALITY AND" CANNOT
BE FOUND ELSEWHERE.
WE HAVE THE CHOICEST CREATIONS OF THE
Leading Neckwear Makers
THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN TOWN TO BUY CHOICE NECKWEAR, AND THAT 13 AT A
'HE LL" BE SURE TO LIKE HIS TIE IF IT COMES FROM HERE, FOR WE LEAD THE TOWN IN
NECKWEAR, SILK MUFFLERS. FANCY SUSPENDERS AND SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
M. MANIDELIj, Fine Clothing and Furnishing
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has been, since the celebration became a custom, one of Its most
celebrated features. Every age has done its best to glorify with
nw.iody this greatest of all festivals.
A visit to our store will show' you that the present century
has reached the highest point of perfection In musical Instruments.
See and hear the beautiful CHICKERING BROS., BUSH &.
LANE, ELLINGTON, HOWARD, VICTOR, PRICE & TEEPLE, and
the many other makes of pianos exclusively sold by us In tue
Our prices and terms place musical instruments within the
reach 6f every home, no matter how bumble.
The largest stock of VICTOR TALKING MACHINES AND
RECORDS can be seen and heard at
LEARN ARD & LINDEMANN'S
Established In 1900. THE SQUARE MUSIC DEALERS. 206 WEST GOLD Avfniip
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WE HAVE A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF
Jewelry SL Silverware
Reliable in quality and moderate in prices. As our stock Is
too varied to enumerate, we would be pleased to have you caU
and inspect our goods and to assist you In making a selection.
205 RAILROAD AVE.
NSW BURNETT BUILDING
THK S ' ORE rOff BRAIN FOOD
About your Xmas presents. Come to this store we'll help you in se
lecting your nifts that you intend to give. Our stock Is so varied
and extensive it is no trouble to choose for man, Woman or child.
Bric-a-Erac, from 25c to $10.00.
Dressed and undressed dolls, from 15c to $5.00.
TOYS. TOYS, of all kinds, from 5c to $8.00.
FINE STATIONERY, from 25c to $5.00.
RARE NOVELTIES, of every description, ranging from 10c to $15.
AGhristmas Store Complete
Appliqued Table Ms
To close out entire line before Christ- t
mas. these goods will hf ?old at
From marked prices. Handsomest
line ever shown here.
Benham Indian Trading: Company
Corner Flrtt Street and Railroad Avenue
FOR CHRISTMAS COOKING.
The finest flour is an absolute
essential, especially for cakes
and pastry. The "Empress"
brand is a flour that never yet
has been surpassed In any par
ticular. Its flavor Is fine and
delicate, it has fine body, and
full of those nutritious quali
ties so desirable in a family
lit West Copper Avenue.
Buy a Charter Oak Steel Range
for a present. Woman is a
slave over an old cook stove.
WE GUARANTEE THEM
borradaJle & CO.
117 Gold Avenue, - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Foundry and Machine Works
R. f. MALL. Proprietor
Iron and Hrafls Castings; Ore, Coal and Lumber Can; Ehaftlon.
Pulleys, Grade liars. Babbit Metal; Columns and Iron Fronu for
Ropalrm on Mining and lll Mmehlnory m Specialty
Foundry east side of railroad track. Albuquerque, S. M.
W 1 1 K R 1Z T O D I y K W IS L. T
Santa Fe Restaurant
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Service a la carte, Day and Night. Private dining rooiui.
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAJLY. FISH, LOBSTERS AND GAME IN
I'uder Savoy Hotel, opposite Passenger Hotel.
C. E, 8UNTAGQ, Proprietor.
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Suggests HAVE YOU A TELE
PHONE IN YOUR HOME? Enable
u to order groceries; call the physi
cian; perform social duties, etc. Bates
from live cents per ,iay up. Let ti
il! you about it.
The Colorado Telephone Co.
Room 18 N. T. Armllo Building.