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EL PASO HERALD
Monday, March. 7, 1910.
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Wil Set Out the Young Eu
calyptus Sprouts ' and
Grow Trees In California
for the Market.
That California, -within 15 years will
be more noted for its groves of eucalyp
tus trees than for any of its present day
products, not excepting sunshine if it
were possible to can it, is the statement
made by A- B. Loither, of the Isthmus
of Tehuantepec, who -ffas in El Paso
Saturday night, and who in the near
future will plant, for profit, 3440 acres
of Califonia land to eucalyptus trees.
Mr. Luther is connected with the for
estry corporation, associated with H. W.
Tinnnott &- r.n . Xpw Yorx bankers, which
recently purchased a 3440 acre tract of I
lend near Santa Cruz, Cal. The decision ;
to locate in California was on the score (
that frosts will not endanger tne grow
ing of the trees, and followed a six
months' investigation as to the most fa
vorable section in the- United States.
He first arrived in El Paso six months
a.go and immediately began an investi
gation of conditions locally, and also in
New Mexico, Arizona and the Imperial
valley- He then visited Florida, and later
northern California, from which he re
turned Saturday -morning.
Tree Would Grow Here.
Although he believes that eucalyptus
trees could be grown for profit In this
section of Texas and in southern Ari
zona, the proposition is too hazardous,
While investigating conditions here,
Mr. Luther made a close study of cli
matic reports. In California he was as
sisted by government experts, United
States forestry experts, and professors
of the university of California experi
As a result of the study, he states
ithat within 10 years after planting, each
acre of eucalyptus trees, from which the
profit is derived principally from the
sale of the timber, will net $2000. The
tree reproduces itself by sprouting and
the same profit can be made, it is stated,
from the sprouts in the same length of
How Trees Are Grown.
The eucalyptus tree sprouts, usually
grown in a nursery, ere transplanted
after a six months' growth. They are
Fei. eight feet apart. If water is in the
land within 20 feet, the lack of fertile
soil Is not taken into consideration
Land for the growing of the trees can
be secured in California ranging in
price from $20 to $200 per acre, and
groves of young trees are stated to be
selling at present for as high as $300
per acre. The initial cost of the trees
is not great.
"I think the hardier varieties of the
tree could he successfully grown in this
section and in southern Arizonia," Mr.
Luther stated, "and I would advise an
experiment along that line. In California,
the first groves were planted merely as
a. wind break and for future forests.
The trees grow rapidly, and when plant
ed for profit, that is, in proximity, shoot
up like a pine."
In planting the eucalyptus grove. Mr.
Luther is anticipating the future de
manl for the timber.
To Replace Hickory.
"In 15 years, or as soon as the sup
plv equals the demand," he stated, "the
timber will take the place of ash, hick
ory and other hardy varieties of wood-
I believe that in California this year,
10,000 acres of eucalyptus trees will be
Mr. Luther has been located on the
Isthmus of Tehuantepec for the past 14
vears and has a large coffee and rubber
plantation. He left Saturday night to
attend to business matters there and ex
pects to remain a month. He will then
return to El Paso, and after a few days'
visit with Bob Moore, with whom he was
formerly associated on the Isthmus of
Tehuantepec, and whom he visited while
in this city, will leave for California.
OPENING UP VAST
SONORA LAND TRACT
Americans Are Surveying-
Big Piece of Land Down
Bfsbee, Ariz., March 7. Frank "Watts,
manager of the vast interests of the
Wheeler Land company, of Sonora, was
here last night from Guaymas, Mexico.
This company owns 1,S00,000 acres
along the Yaqui river and near Naco
zari, In the state of Sonora, Mexico, of
which, Watts states, a resurvey is now
being made. Land marks of the last
survey, made 25 years ago, have been
obliterated by time.
"Work has been temporarily suspend
ed on the extension of the Southern
Pacific south from :acozarI," said
Watts. "Just before leaving Guaymas
for Bisbee I noticed two German steam
ers unloading rails. The rails were of
American make, having been reshlpped
from Europe to Mexico."
Watts recently made a trip through
the country so long raided by the Yaqui
indians, but which has been open to
capital since the treaty was concluded
with them by the Mexican government
over a year ago. Many are avail
ing themselves of the opportunity
to secure holdings in the rich district,
says Watts, but not nearly so large a
proportion of them are Americans as
has been reported.
IX THE CHURCHES.
. ffliS TALKS
Explains His View of Cer
tain Eeferences to
The Tfclel Detective Service Co.
Has opened offices in El Paso at 219
Caples Bldg., and is prepared to handle
legitimate detective work for corpora
tions, mine owners, firms and attorneys.
This service has branches In the prin
cipal cities In the U. S., Canada and
Mexico. They have both phone.
INTO WATER RATES
Is Gathering Data About
Charges of Water Com
Says the San Antonio Express:
As a result of the city council refus
ing the International Water company of
El Paso the privilege to advance its rates
above 20 cents for each 1000 gallons to
private consumers and above 12 1-2 to
20 cents for each 1000 gallons to com
mercial consumers the company volun
tarily went into the hands of a re
ceiver. This is the statement of William .E.
Anderson, engineer and manager of the
company. Joseph D. Sayers was appoint
ed as master in chancery. He commis
sioned Mr. Anderson to visit the larger
cities of Texas to ascertain the charges
made for water with a view of fixing a
just and equitable charge to be made
the consumers of El Paso.
Mr. Anderson has already visited a
number of cities and secured the sta
tistics. He is now in San Antonio for
the same purpose. He said:
The International Water company
asked the city council to advance its
rates from 20 cents for each 1000 gal
lons to private consumers and from
12 1-2 to 20 cents to commercial con
sumers, but this was refused. As the
company could hot supply water at those
figures it went into the hands of a re
ceiver. "I was commissioned to ascertain the
rates of other cities. I found El Paso
was charging less than almost any large
city in Texas." ,
At the 11 o'clock service Sunday, at
the Calvary Baptist church. Rev. R.
gl. Hanks, the pastor, preached from
the text, Matt., 16:18, "Thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my
church; and the gates of h,ell shall not
prevail against it." In an exegesis
of this text, he maintained that the
foundation of Christ's cnurch is not the
person Peter, but Peter's confession.
"Thou art the Christ, the son of the
living God.' If Christ had referred to
Peter, said Dr. Hanks, he would have
used the accusation of Petras, which is
Petron; instead he used petra. Petras
means a stone without foundations; pe
tra means a stone like Mount Franklin,
immovable with its foundations in the
depths of the earth. Christ did not
build his church upon a man whom he
called his -adversary." The apostle
tells us that the church is "built upon
the prophets and apostles, Christ him
self being the chief cornerstone. So
the foundation of the church is not Pe
ter, but the rock of ages, Peter's con
fession of- the divinity of Christ.
Mr. Hanks discussed the meaning of
the word church, Insisting on the
church scripturally speaking, being "a
body of baptized believers, banded to
gether to keep the ordinances as Christ
had committed them, and to spread
the gospel to the whole world." This
Is the ordinary meaning of the word.
There is, therefore, no such thing as
"the Baptist church;" there are thou
sands of new testament churches, and
there Is such a thing as the Baptist
denomination. A church is a definite
thing, he said, not just any body of
christians, who appropriate, the name.
After discussing the meaning of "I
will build." Dr. Hanks closed his ser
mon with a discussion of the meaning
of "And the gates of hell shall not
prevail against It." Gates of the an
cient cities never did go out to make
attacks. The old conception that the
army of Christ will be able to resist
the attacks of hell, is evidently not the
scriptural one. The word for "prevail"
is ketisxususin. and here has the force
of resist; "the gates of hell shall not
resist the church." shall not success
fully, hold the captives of sin from be
ing taken by the church of God. In
other words, he said, the church is a
conquering force, sent into the world
to set the captives free,' and no power
on earth, or in hell can successfully re
At the close of the service, one man
took membership with the church, .and
the congregation observed the Lord's
supper, and made a contribution to the
At the evening service. Dr. Hanks
preached on "Repentence Toward- God,
and Faith x'oward Our Lord Jesus
This evening at the residence of Mr.
Howard, 1209 North Kansas, the men
of the church are to have a reunion,
led by the Baiacas.
At 3:30 p. m. Tuesday, the women
of the church with their friends, meet
in the parlors of the church, with
Madams Waggoner and Abbott enter
taining. The meeting Wednesday evening
promises to be full of interest.
WESTMINSTER CHURCH HAS
XOT CALLED A PASTOR.
Rev. J. A. Cunningham, of Belton,
Texas, occupied the pulpit of Westmin
ister Presbyterian church, Sunday. He
preached a doctrinal sermon on "Incar
nation" at the morning service.
As yet no call has been extended to
fill the vacancy of the Presbyterian
church pulpit. However, a number of
ministers are in prospect, andeome, ac
tion soon may be taken by the churelr
IX THE CHURCHES.
SAYS SCIENCE IS
Lecturer States That Jesus
Corrected Faults Through
the Mind Alone.
"Through mind alone, Jesus corrected
faults and reformed sinners;" "The spir
itual man is God's image;" "There is
no power but of God, which is regular
and which is called law;" that "Jesus
demonstrated his power over all," and
that "Christian Science is a rediscov
ery of God's works," are a few of the
thoughts expressed Sunday afternoon at
th Christian Science lecture at the El
i-.- 'v Miss Mary P. Brookins,
i;s, who is a member of
the board ot lectureship, First Church
of Christ, Scientist, Boston, arrived in
El Paso Sunday morning from Port
Angelos, Wash. She will visit in the
city a few days, after which she leaves
for Fort Worth.
At the lecture, which was preceded by
a musical prelude by Mrs. Helen Rob
erts, -she was introduced by Mayor J. U.
Sweeney. The audience assembled filled
the first floor of the theater.
Awakening the Churches.
"Christian Science Is awakening the
J churches to the preaching of God's
She said in part:
"There is a somewhat prevalent no
tion that Christian Scientists look
upon the ills of the present state of
existence with lofty unconcern and con
tent themselves with saying:
'There Is nothing the matter with the
world. God is all and everywhere and
the only reality, hence we need not
trouble ourselves over the flimsy ap
pearance of that which is not real. But
this is a mistaken estimate of our atti
tude. We are more, than ever keenly
alive to the needs of mankind the more
so because we believe that through the
understanding of Truth, as revealed in
Christian Science, we have found the dir
vine and all sufficient remedy for ev
ery ill that flesh is heir to.
Mrs. Eddy's Discovery.
"It is now something more than 40
years since Mrs. Eddy, then supposed to
be at the door of death, on account of a
serious accident which had befallen -er,
so far grasped the Truth of being that
she was brought back to life and health;
and threw the radiance of Truth's heal
ing power adown the coming centuries,
revealing a universal law of cure an
all sufficient balm for every human ill.
"We believe In Christ Jesus as the
highest earthly representative in all
ages of the Truth tlie one faultless ex
ample of the true Life, the every embodi
ment of Infinite.
"A miracle is not a setting aside of
law, not the least infraction of God's
law. which is Incapable of being broken.
A miracle Is simply a marvel or a won
der, and In trying to designate" the com
plete fulfilment of all true and per
fect and eternal law, the human sense
is overwhelmed with the wonder pf it
all, and counts the unwonted disclosure
as nothing less than miraculous.
"It no longer, rests upon Christian
Scientists to prove the nonexistence of
matter. In these latter days of lique
fied air and purified thought, matter Is
rapidly losing its supposed consistency
as substances and all merely material
knowledge is being relegated to Its
proper place among the superstitions of
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ALL TO WORK
Presbyterian Minister Urges
His People to Keep Busy
At the First Presbyterian church the
pastor. Rev. C. L.. Overstreet. preached
Sunday morning from the text, He
brews, 6:1. "Let us go on." He spoke
of the apostle's desire for the christian
j people to grow and reach out in their
ger was that they would stand still,
he said. Reference was made to the
laymen's missionary conference, and
what an Inspiration and uplift It was
to God's people. The great fundamen
tal, principles of the gospel were em
phasized by these missionaries, he said,
and all were given a broader outlook.
The great trouble with the church
today. Rev. Mr. Overstreet said. Is that
the people are too self centered. The
reason why we do not succeed better
In our own affairs Is because we are
not concerned enough for others' moral
and spiritual welfare, he declared.
The First Presbyterian church has
adopted a missionary policy which calls
for $3 per member per year to mis
sions. An "every member" canvass Is
being conducted, which, it is believed,
will bring this church up to a very
high standard in the matter of mis
sions. The- church has also adopted
the ''duplex envelope" system, which
provides for regular weekly contribu
tions to both local maintenance and
missions. One of the definite things
the church has set before its members
Is "a missionary from our own church
in charge of a mission supported by
An offering for foreign missions was
taken at the close of the sermon,
amounting to about $250. The mem
bers were greatly relieved to be thus
released from the 11 cent class of last
year to the 50 cent class this year.
Parvin "Witte, who has just returned
t from Panama., sang a solo at the
morning service- '
Decision day was observed In the
Sabbath school Sunday morning. It
was a most impressive service, and
many of the young people made a de
cision for Christ when the pastor gave
the invitation. The pastor will conduct
a communicants' class at the church
each Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Two new members were welcomed at
the morning preaching service.
C. G. Titus spoke to the young peo
ple at 6:30 o'clock.
The pastor preached in the evening
on "The Life of Power."
The Aid society will serve a dinner
at the church Tuesday evening at 6:30
The "Women's Missionarv society will
meet In special session Tuesday, after
noon at 2:30.
Prayer meeting will be held Wednes
day evening at 7:30.
ECHOES OF MISSION
MEETING IN CITY
Rev. Henry Easter Says the
Laymen Should Keep
"Dp the Work.
At the church of St. Clement Sunday
the Rev. Henry Easter, reviewed briefly
the work of the recent laymen's conven
tion; and warned his people that, to
make its impressions lasting, they must
be up and doing. "If we do nothing,"
he said, "we may as well not have
heard." He regretted that all of the ad
dresses of the convention had not been
made before crowded houses, as they
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were all of unusual merit, being made
by men who know whereof they speak.
Particularly fine were the addresses of
Tuesday morning, which were made be
fore less than 100 people, he said. This
was the speaker' only criticism of the
The reports of recent visitors to the
mission fields of the world showed that
the work would bear every Investiga
tion, both of the men and their work.
The character of the native converts
was also a credit to the missionaries in
charge. Tourists In port cities might
criticise, but these did not really come
In contact with the work, which Is done
chiefly In schools and hospitals and
among the people In their homes. There
was also a difference between commer
cial and philanthropic investigation, he J
said. The commercial investigator loos
ed to what might be got out of a ter
ritory; the missionary tried to see what
he might put in.
The work of the missionary is practi
cal and commonsensed, he said. "It is
one thing to preach the love of God as
an abstract principle and quite another
to spell out love in large letters In
tha life a Christian man or woman," he
"It is not possible for every man toll
go as a missionary, out n is possiuit: i"
definitely plan our lives with relation to
the advancement of God's work. If
we would live great lives we must link
them to a great cause.
"We have not understood the Im
portance of the master's work. We have
been playing at missions we are com
ing at last to understand that the work
calls for the best thought of our biggest
and best men.
"In our own lives we need to take
time for the best things Ave have no
time for the word of God yet the same
time that Is given the daily paper would
take us entirely through the bible
every six months. We must keep
abreast of God, for we must get our
Instructions from him. Our lives
should be mapped out to make them
Special Music and Two Ad
ditions to Church Are
At Trinity Methodist church Sunday
morning the women of the Mission so
ciety had charge of the service. The
beat report of year's work wa made,
the fiscal year closing .March 1. Rev.
C. S. Wright Installed the new officers
and addresses were made by Mrs. C. T.
Race, Mrs. C. Patterson, Mrs. Frank
Powers, Mrs. Daniel and Mrs. Spence.
The first meeting of the new year was
held this afternoon.
Rev. H. B. Singleton, of Alexandria,
La,, preached at the evening service
The music at 11 a. m., in addition to
the regular hj'mns, was an anthem.
"Seek Ye the Lord." by Roberts, and was
beautifully rendered hy the double
quartet; also a solo by Mr. Van Surdara,
entitled, "Jesu, Jesu, Miserere." by
At 7:45 P- m- tnere "svas an anthem,
"esus, I Live to Thee." by Speaks; also
a duet by Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. W. W.
At the close of the morning service
there were two additions to the mem
bership of the church.
Christian Church Has Rec
' ord In Raising $1000
Work of securing funds to aid the
great missionary movement as an af
termath to the recent convention here,
has begun in earnest among El Paso
churches. Sunday found nearly all
church societies busied in instaling the
Individual campaign system, distribut
ing pledge cards and encouraging the
loosening of purse strings.
In one church nearly $1000 was
raised during the day. It was the
First Christian congregation which
bears this distinction! At the morning
service the congregation was urged to
respond to the missionary call, and the
result surpasses former expectations.
At the First Presbyterian church
about $240 was turne'd over to last
years foreign missions, and a canvas
was begun for this year's work.
The church if St- Clements's vestry will
meet Tuesday night to consider means
In the campaign. The Westminster
Presbyterian church society has been
sprinkled with pledge cards and com
mittees are at work. Like conditions
prevail in the First Methodist, Trinity
Methodist, First Baptist, Calvary Bap
tist and other churches.
DR. BECIOIAX' PRE2ACHES OX
PASTOR'S RELATION TO FLOCK.
Rev. C. O. Beckman, of tne First M.
E. church. Sunday enorning spoke on
the relation existing between pastor and
people, and attempted to show the im
portance of the layman in the success
of the work. He closed by Informing
the congregation it was to be visited
by laymen to obtain their subscriptions
for the evangelization of the world, la
accordance with the plan of the laymen's
In the evening he spoke on "Christ
The Epworth leagiie meeting was led
bv Mrs. J. T. Roe.
The official board meets Wednesday
evenlng at the close of the prayer meet
There were two additions at the morn
ARIZONA 3TATT SUFFER
FROM SPRING .DROUTH.
f The Snowfall IR Heavy and MhA of It
Was Melted lr Warm Weather
of the Winter MoHths. i
Phoenix, Ariz., March 7. The depth
of snow is below the normal and slight
ly In. excess of the measurements of
The snow has settled considerably on
the San Francisco mountains. In the
forests, above the S000 foot level, the
snow Is well packed and solid. On the
southern and western slopes of the San
Francisco range, below the 7Q00 foot
level, and In the Bradsha-w and Mogol
lon ranges, the high temperatures and
the warm and heavy rains caused the
snow to melt rapidly, resulting In a
large volume of runoff, which produced
flood conditions In the Agua Fria, the
Hassavampa. the Verde and lower Salt
rivers, and in Oak and Cataract creeks,
washing away farm lands and destroy
ing .some buildings. The flows in the
upper Salt and upper Gila rivers were
larger than usual.
Over the Gila drainage sysfem ths
depths of snow are comparatively light.
An average water supply is assured
until April. Unless there are good
snowfalls in March, the water supply
wlll be somewhat curtailed during the
late sprang and summer months, or un
til the advent of the seasonal summer
rains early in July. The dry spell dur
ing the last two decades in January
has caused a shortage in feed on the
The average depth of snow n the val
levs and the mountains is about as fol
lows: In the Salt and Verde area. In
valleys, 0.4 Inch, in mountains, S.3
Inches; Gila area, in valleys, trace, in
mountains, 8.5 Inches; Agua Fria and
Hassayampa -area, in valleys, none. In
mountains, 2.S Inches: Little Colorado
area, in valleys, 2.2 Inches, In moun
tains. 32.2 inches.
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