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Thursday, August 18, 1910.
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i others failed under ordinary methods.
Milo maize he recommended as the best
forage, the surest to grow on a small
rainfall. He said to plant four to eight
pounds of seed to the acre.
There was a good deal of interest in
his address and many questions were
asked by the delegates, all receiving
prompt answers. The delegates will go
away from the meeting feeling that
they have at least learned a good deal
about the forage problem, which is one
of the most important in this section of
the state, wfyere cattle raising and dry
farming are being urged as a combina
tion that will still prove a winner.
How to Raise Crops.
"How to Raise Crops Successfully in
the Try Farm Belt," bj- Hon. F. W.
Malley. state entomologist, followed.
Mr. Malley gave some valueable advise.
He said the dry farmers should not de
spise the irrigator, nor the irrigator
the dry farmer. He advised the dry
farmer to dam every arroyo he could
find, bottle up every" bit of mountain
water that rolled down into the gullies,
and construct ditches so as to turn it
onto the field, if it could not be damned.
By conserving every possible drop of
water and cuy4vatinS' the soil scien
tifically, he believed the farmers could
raise better crops. He said the Irrigator
if he practiced scientific methods, could
Irrigate more land with less water and
thus leave water for some other man.
The most potent reason for crop fail
ure, he declared,' is the use of seed not
adapted to the soil and climatic condi
tion where (planted. The selection of
seed grown in the region is the most
profitable, he said. Judge Kone and Mr.
Quicksall applauded this. Eact com
munity should grow its own seed. This
brings the greatest yields and the best
results, he declared, and In planting
faulty seed the farmer cultivates a full
acreage to harvest only half to two
thirds of a crop, when with good seed
he can harvest a full crop with tho
same amount of labor.
Bonuses for Hog Ranches.
He said bonuses should be offered
by towns for hog ranches and farms
b'efore they go after faotOTies. He said
there is not a town in west Texas not
ahead of the farming community sur
"Bring in more farmers before you
boost your towns any more," he de
clared. Regarding mulches on top of the sur
face to retain the moisture, he said it
should be"a soil mulch and not a dust
mulch. He said the subsurface soil
must be packed firmly for successful
farming to hold the moisture while the
soil mulch breaks upthe capillaries
and prevents evaporation. He said the
Campbell system of dry farming is best
and if followed will be successful If
any system at all is a success. He said
he would not undertake to dry farming
without a subsurface packer. He also
said farmers should study their rainfall
and seasons and plant at the time to
catch the most rain. They should
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average heaviest rainfall.
A Practical FloriHt.
"Farm Management In Dry Land
Regions," a subject assigned to profes
sor B. Youngblood, of the U. S. de
partment of agriculture at Oklahoma
City, was treated at length by this
young man -who is a graduate of tho
Texas A. & M. college and has been
in the government service for a number
of years. He told the farmers what
they ought to have before starting-
out for a new region, and then
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them how to manage things after they
got there. While the professor is 'one
professor is one
of the theorists,' he is also one of the
j real workers, as he followed the plow
before he went to school, and he has
done some plowing since his gradu-
ation, so that he is not wholly a the-
Prof . Youngblood's demonstrations
sho-n that it takes seven inches or
more of rain to produce a given crop
j at Amarillo, Tex., than at Bulllngs,
I Mont. This is due to the climate con
i ditions, he' declared. In Montana, he
! r.nt.3 lnnl n: V. n :V. rainfall 1 1
worth $100 an acre, while In Texas It is
worth very little. The winds are higher
in Texas and the altitude Is also high
er, he said, and this makes the problem
a much harder one in this region than
SeveTal practical dry farmers follow
ed with talks. They include J. C
Damron, of "Wilson county; L. H.
Hawker, Maverick county; T. T. Har
bin, "Wilson cunty, and T. J. Martin of
The convention got a warm welcome
on behalf of the citizens of Eagle Pas-J
last night, nhen it opened. Hon. John
R. Sanford, president of the Eagle Pass
Commercial league, delivered the ad
dress and told the delegates all about
the city and surroundings and bade
them help themselves to anything they
wanted and even promised to give them
homes in Eagle Pass if they spent all
their money or "went broke" while
across the river.
The response was by Dr. Benjamin F
Berkeley, o Alpine, one of the vice
presidents of the congress and an active
member in its organization at Alpine a
Professor S. H. Haskings, In charge i
of the agricultural experiment farm of
the United States department of agri
culture at San Antonio, will speak Fri
day night On the real subject of the
j convention "Cultivation of the Soil to
Conserve Moisture." He will tell thtf
delegates how best to mulch the soil to
keep the moisture down where it will
do the most good for the roots of the
plants and will give them much valuable
Every man present has already im
bibed enough enthusiasm to keep him
In his seat throughout the sessions ol
the congress, regardless of the tem
perature, -nhich is not anything like
Dr. Cook found it when the world got
onto his bunco game.
The people of Eagle Pass have thrown
open their houses to the reception of
the delegates and almost every private
family is entertaining from one to
three delegates to the congress. The
program of entertainment is also a
splendid one, and is going to keep the
delegates moving every minute that
they are not busy In convention. All
delegates are met in autos at the trains
as they arrive and are taken to the
commercial club and registered and
then whisked away to their stopping
places. Every automobile in the city
has been turned over for the use of the
entertainment committee, headed by
district judge W. G. Douglas, the vice
president of the congress, and Jos. O.
Boehmer, secretary of the congress, for
use in entertaining the delegates.
At the opening session of the con
gress last night, the annual report and
address of the president, the appoint-
ment of committees, and the address of
welcome and response took up the
evening. The attendance was tremend
ous, delegates and home people alike
crowding the meeting place for the
After urging the convention to take
steps to affiliate with the Interna
tional Dry Farm congress In order to
better disseminate information among
the members of the Texas congress,
suggesting that a membership fee be
fixed for the Texas congress to defray
the expenses of issuing bulletins on
I results accomplished in the state, and
referring to the fact that "Dry Farm
ing" was really a misnomer as applied
to the science of farming, the president
"Effort has often been made to
change the name of the work and also
the great international congress that Is
helping to carry it. on, but the original
name has remained. The very term
"dry farming" has brought many a
sneer and in other cases it has
caused people to expect too much of it.
Nobody can farm without moisture, but
some people when you talk dry farm
ing to them, have an idea that they can
plant a mustard seed in a cement side
walk, after the magic words dry farm
ing over it and seen be picking lilies of
the valley and watermelons. Dry farm
ing merely means common sense farm
ing. If we really called it that, I be
lieve It- would be the best name we
could give It. Dry farming does not
mean anything more nor less than
using sense in cultivation of crops; it
means more brains nd less water for
a corn patch or a cotton row; it means
cultivating your land so as to get the
best results from the least amount of
Good For Any T,nnd.
" 'Dry farming' is a splendid propo
sition for land in any region; there is
not a section In Texas that would not
profit If the principles of dry farm
ing were followed. Dry farming will im
prove conditions in ' any community,
but Its practice Is absolutely necessary
in the arid regions; without its prin
ciples we can do absolutely nothing.
That is why it got its name and. be
cause it is practiced so extensively ini
the dry regions of the west, is why
they still call it dry farming.
Many sensible fanners have em
braced the practices taught in dry
farming in some of the wet belts of
Texas. It is even practiced on Galves
ton Island and down near "Victoria towards-
the Corpus ChrlstI county and
in every case where its teaching have
been followed. Those practicing it have
made successes where others hnve made
failures for they do make crop fail
ures even right down on the coast of
this great state, just as we do out on
the far western bOFder. Our state agri
cultural commissioner has been" advis
ing the farmers to embrace the prac
tices of dry farming, T gain from read
ing the papers. He is one of the pi
oneers In this new line of farm better
ment; he hns grasped the importance
of It and where the farmers have fol
lowed his service in this matter, they
have had reason to be thankful.
Tjrnornncc Abont Fnrmlnjc.
"But there is a gret deal of ignor
ance concerning the principles of sci
entific farming, not alone in Texas, but
everywhere not in the far northwest,
where every state has two or three dry
farm experiment stations and the peo
ple are growing crops where a few
jear- ago thev did not think of even
planting In the west and particularly
plant just before the season
in -west Texas, where we have nt only
the prejudices of the catleman to over
come, but also those -of the people who
do not understand the scientific princi
ples of dry farming. Often a man tells
me in west Texas that he does not be
lieve dry farming or any other sort of
farming will ever make productive that
area of country west of Del Rio to El
Paso, and he says he doesn't propose to
waste his time on something he knows
is a failure.
"I do not claim that dry farming
; is going to reclaim all of west Texas,
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I not even half of it.
t much of west Texf
I do not know how
t much of west Texas will be reclaimed
by dry farming. Nobody knows until
experiments are made. I can only tell
you the success that has been had in
other parts of the country there they
i have made crops on eight inches of rain
and even less. . It may be that condi-
i tions are so that we can never mike
! a success of farming in the greater part
. of west Texas, but we can try- Mean-
j time, our brother farmers in east and
central and north and south Texas can
be pprofiting in years of drouth by
practicing v. hat ne teach. '
To R-ecIaim "West Texas.
"I believe, however, that the prin
ciples of scientific soil culture are go
ing to do more to develop west Texas
than any other one thing. I believe that
even 10 years from now, there will not
be a person who hears this statement,
but will know the trutli of it, when I
say that the principles of scientific
soil culture will reclaim west Texas, I
mean the principle no more no less. The
principle Is common sense- The prlnci-l
pie of scientific soil culture is to treat
your land so as to get the best results
on the least moisture; to raise the most
crops and the best crops on that moist
ure you can get. To do this yoij
have to study your soil, your climate,
your crop growth and a number
of other things. No lazy man can be a
"I have in the past few months seen
several cases In which the common
common sense principles of dry farming
were being most effectively used in the
production of crops. In the northwest,
where the system originated, they say
you must cultivate your land in the
winter mulch the top of the soil to
break up the moisture tubes and keep
the winter rainfall and snow down be
low, to bring up your spring crops. But
' down here in west Texas, we haven't
any winter snow and seldom any win
ter rain, especially in part of west Tex
as. Then comes the question of what
are we going to do. R. Benagh, expert
for the Mexican government, has solved
the question in a measure. He plows his
ground in the winter like the rest of
the dry farmers, but he makes no effort '
to conserve any moisture he merely
plows it to bTeak up the clods and
lumps and then when he thinks it is
time for the summer rains to begin to
fall, he plants his seed. The first sum
mer rain sprouts theni and the others
for when It begins to rain in summer,
it always keeps up bring them up and
mature" them. He has never yet made
a failure on quick growing crops. He
raises frijoles, kaffir corn, milo maize,
sorghum and cowpeas. Even if the
product is not marketable, he. has good
fodder for his cattle and this pdes them
through and the owner can make his
monej- off Ills' cattle. This, then, is one
way in which the principles of scientific
soil culture are going to help west
Peco Man's Experience.
"Here is another man's experience a
Pecos man, the man who donated the
land for the Texas experiment station
at Pecos, Mr. Moore He has combined ir
gation and the princles of scientific
soil culture In a most effective manner.
He irrigates his land in the winter,
plows it over like the dry farmers do
in the north, and then conserves enough
moisture to bring up his young plants
In the spring and carry his fruit trees
safely to the rainy period. He finds that
winter irrigation goes deeper, and
soaks the ground better than a summer
Tt pisn mn.kes the roots of
o downward, instead of turn-
.,. ,t-i oc .0v naturaliv do when
seeking moisture If the irrigation is that courteous hospitality whlcn dis
llght which Is of necessity in sum- j tinguished the home life of Washing- j
ay , th. nrrv thus better nrenared I ton. studied thoroughly his subject. ,
to stand the "heat of the summer with-
out withering. Mr. Moore finds that
he can cover about twice as much land
with the same amount of water, by
Irrigating in the winter and scientifical
ly cultivating the surface, than he could
by irrigating in the summer, after the
ground had thoroughly dried out be
low, when the water would only soak
down a short ways and soon dry out,
making frequent irrigations necessary.
"Water Is an Important thing in the west
and if dry farm principles, closely fol
lowed, will enable a man to irrigate as
much land with a given amount of wa
ter aren't the principles worth consid
ering and experimenting with, at least?
Campaipm of Ednration.
"Therefore, it Is tne duty of the mem
bers of this congress to help carry the
campaign of education necessary to
show the people what dry farming is.
"We are pioneers In this work. "We are
explorers. "We know what other states J
have done. We have seen the wonderful
results accomplished on a small amount
of rainfall, we know that cuitivteu
land, if cultivated properly, holds the
moisture where land uncultivated and
improperly cultivated will be too dry
to germinate any sort of a seed. Many
of us have gone to the Campbell experi
ment farm near Midland or; to J. F.
Keeves's farm near El Paso and had an
opportunitj' of examining the culti
cated area and the uncultured and
nearby. We found the uncultivated
land dry as powder; the cultivated land
wet down in many cases as deep as four
,feet. So there is no question but that j
the cultivation of land in a proper man
ner mulching the surface and pack- J
Ing the soil, deeper down will retain
the moisture. Just how much moisture
can be retained in a certain region
that depends altogether upon the
vaporative properties of the atmosphere
is what we must determine.
Things to Learn.
"We have to learn if there is enough
rainfall in different regions of west
Texas to mature crops and If so, what
crops are best matured. We must get
records of the rainfall, when to expect
it and how much; records of the meth
ods of cultivation, the character of the
plant growth, the tinv of plant
ing, the length of germination of
the seed. All these are essential
factors. We must gather the in
formation and distribute it. We
must show to others just what Is being
done nothing except the farts and
help others to do likewise. This is the
mission of the Texas dry farming con
gress. It is a mission worthy of our
best efforts. To gather and distribute
this Information. We must have funds.
"We must have a regular membership
roll and regular publications, and we
must have officers and members who
will make themselves active in gather
ing and distributing this data. It is
worth our while."
The president reported appointing
Dr. H. H. Harrington as a member of
the executive committee from Tarrent
conntv; J. H. Tom from Reeves countv.
and J. V. Biggs from Ward countv.
juring the vcar, these counties having
made no selections at the Alpine con
tention last year I
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Our "Odds & Ends, "
a. m., is the last Big
season. Splendid shoes
children now go at radical sacrifice prices.
Something New on the
Bargain Tables each day
STATUE OF WASH
INGTON TO FRANCE
(Continued from Page One.)
and St. Simon by sea. Cornwallls had
said of him. The boy cannot escape
me;' but it was due to the splendid
strategy of the boy that the entire
British army on the glourlous October
day in 17S1 was forced to march out
in humble submission between the lmeg
of French and Americans and laid down
Frenchman the Sculptor.
Mr. Mann related how a Frenchman
had been chosen to perpetuate the form
of the illustrious "Washington in im
"The war drums of the revolution
had hardly ceased to sound before the
new born state of "Virginia voted a
statue to "Washington," he said. "Desir
ing to honor the greatest of her sons,
she knew when she enchrined in the
place of highest honor in her capitol,
that splendid figure of a man. that she
was handing down to generations then
and now unborn an inspiration that
would redound always to the good of the
"Jefferson, author of our Declaration
or independence ana later president 01
the republic, then in France, selected
for this great work that illustrious
French sculptor. Jean Antolne Houdon.
whom he declared to be without rival-
! ship, the first statuary of the age.'
Houdon visited "America and at Mount j
vernon, wnere ne was entertained witn i
I took accurate measurements and even
j made a mould of his face. Returning
, to France yonder m your beautiful
Paris, working patiently and with con-
sumate skill, Houdon fashioned in mar
ble the perfect statue which was de
scribed by Lafayette as a fac simile ol
The Standard T.Ikenew.
"It is accepted as the standard and
one perfect likeness of "Washington,
trner than any portrait the best artist
could produce; as a work of art it sur
passes any statue in America; its value
to my people cannot be measured In
gold, or in silver or in precious stones.
It is a beautiful bronze copy of this
statue that we have brought to you on
behalf of the people of Virginia."
SILVER CUP GIVEN ,
32 MEMORY OF D0&
Bill Dooley was some dog in his day.
Bill has been dead long enough for his
friends to wish to do something to per
petuate his memory. A solid silver cup,
to bo offered for the best class of Bill's
kind at the annual dog 'show, is about
the proper wrinkle for a memorial to
the canine Mr. Dooley.
Bill belonged to The Troy laundn
He did at first but before ho died the
laundry belonged to him, for he was
the king canine down at the Baum wash
house. Bill was the only known dog
who ever got his name in the city
d'tectory. He is entered as "William
is "increasing: nicely and we are
turnino- out excellent work.
See Us or Write for Prices on
Hammocks, Water Bags, Tents, Cots, Durham
and anything in the
Saddlery or Sporting Goods Line.
SHELTON-PAYNE ARMS CO.
Faso School Zl?Jii
Sale which began this 1
Bargain Event of the I
for men, women and
Doolej-, watchman at the laundry," and
as such, he got mall addressed -to his
street and number just like folks. The
cup that is to be known as the Bill
Dooley trophy Is valued at $50 and is
now on exhibition at a local jewelry
STORE NEAR BIG DAM.
S. B. Marks, of the Greenbaum com
pany, of Louisville. Ky., is here arranging-
to engage in business at Tle
Junction, the new town on the Santa
Fe wfaere the Elephant Butts railroad
line will connect with the Santa Fe
-Teething chilar-ja have more or less
diarrhoea, which " can be controlled by
giving Chamberlain's Colic. Ch.oIera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. All that is neces
sary Is to .give the prescribed dose -aC-ter
each operation of the bowels more,
than natural and then castor oil to
cleanse the system. It is safe and sura.
3oId ly al- de.crs.
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Chemical Analysis. Hires ExmHasi
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Agents for Ore Shippers.
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Melt ana Refine, or Purchase,
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3ell 1000. Anto. 11 58.
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appreciation of music
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training and outdoor sports.
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