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New Mexico, and la representative of every Interest In Iieiulnir and the Mini- brea valley. It is officered us follows: H. H. Kelly, president, (carhlcr of tho Paining National bank); John Cor bet!, vice-president (president of the Hank of lit u:lntt ); W. E. Holt, treat urcr (editor of the Deming Clruphk); the other directors are as follows: John M. MeTeer, real estate; II. . liush, manager cf the Deming Lum ber company; H. II. Cine, civil en gineer; Frank Nordha'ts. member of tho firm of Nordhoos A Hons, one of tha mmest mercantile firms of tho town; I. K. Oonnaway. one of the ' r, -; ,; ". I - V;., Tlllll-'IIINt. Ii.llt'll' HI AN MHll:Ill MM Vni;M, iMlli:S i it)M ii ii). I'lim i r mio oit 11 it i iu:. larreM firn-..-r of Die Mi.i I nn M ley; A. W. I'ollir.l. Iauer. an.l f -r aon-e years j-,it Jistri. t Mterto v f this Jistra t This beatj of Jire t.-rs i mill note, is t'li-ruuirnly r- '"iiui ie The ch.ia.lir as a whoie iarlu 'es very Inirrnt Th-rr - t pre'. "t Kl aellle Ktatem. nts g.n.".t. n of IV from I this "iy-i.r- M a- t '. vi. r Is I .. Ii. i. U a i"!, The TI . re ,i tt 1 me i. :.( f " ' . " .. . V i - r. V ru und simple. Jn .-fleet, (hi community haa r. oiiothins to s.iy to you, nntl is wlliiPB' l' pav fr Ihi' privilege of wy ire It through Ihls medium. It con fesses l nn Insufficiency of capital to develop Ita tremendous resources, anil to an insufficiency of men to carry for- ward thla diivrlnpmoat. We would, If we cotil J. Iilaon upon evt-ry thorouch f.ue of tilt; TnwJetl aui'tions of the world th' wordi: "Wanted In lciriiiiB. New Mexico Men and Capi tal." Tin- Town of Urmlng. i home a fron- 1 m i i ik Ih pn t'lniiit'iiity town. It l not In any acnar i. . IT J., 1 Arv.: MA a 'It p I ft a ill . i3T... r. V. Si. II 1 1. 1. ICS Her town. Ii has boon on the map for aoir r . .iwentv-tivo or thirty veura. Orl- Rtmilly It was a turbulent mining and ci-.ttle town. Its streets have been tho (Cvncs of wllil dlaorderj charac teristic of tho frontier; but thesa days have long since passed. In the palmy days of the cattle Industry there waa considerable wealth um.'issod in Dem lr.g. It early showed sign of real pro Rresslvencss and culture. Tor In stance, it has been noted for years as bell N one of the best hoot centers In New Mexico Its social life has bocn diMltiguirhrd; its churches have been active; It has never been a dead one i -a .r , ... 4 In tbe m that many of the sleepy iili.iKvn -f the 't lire dead, liM-ati,in and Finironment. ln Iiemitig you seem to be In tha cut r of a -.nst :ln whose rim Is tri.iv or p.irple tneuntulns that aeem in ri-i- Jl!e,t;y cut of the pl.iln. Thev I" a urn !, le t cuiitinuoua, but .!-t:i hl msss-s sn.l all about you Is l.-v.! bind hieh ha. been filled and 1 M. 1 1 j. I lie ft i : lie ll-'l' -Mls of riv- r nii-l ii.oeiii.i.u through centuries on 1 k 1 be k n. r is txpe al of tii.- ei. i rM--iii-.i. re ri: -1. t'lcturea--,. b l i'i - . , iiv is of the new l l.i.t'jli, ii is tvnieltlllg St. i ! Kv,.. J THE the vnat cattle riinicc.i Into farms and ar-harda und gardens. The t-levalion of licinina; In 4,300 feet ahove wa level; for miles upon mile? tho desert atretchoa to eat and to went, while th mountains are piled ever higher and higher to the north until the sum mit of the continent Is reached. South ward the valley winda along; between the. Trea Hermanns and the Florida mountains, to nnd an ultimate outlet ln i utrin? nf lakn ..i-.i,f. ? y g Itl Old Mexico. The climate is a distinct asset. The Mimbrea valley la the sunniest corner of the .Sunshine Stalee. Thete are generally three hundred days in the year In which the sun shines all or a part of the day. This means (health, ilerms are born of warmth and niuis- tiire. They flourish in humid uir that Is h t. From time Immemorial tha dry landu huvo been the lands of lieitith. It is hot hero in June and July, but the air is dry. Evaporation Is rapll; you Ur not steam in your clothes, you Hre not parboiled. The surface ooolsiu'.e!;ly. The nrshta are cool; the mornings are fre?h ar.d brac ing. Tlu-ro I- ionic in the -air. The liomcrtalier who has an invalid In his fj-rilly, or a I nlf invalid, wli! find in this dry Kunny valley and at this alti tude, the beat conditions for recover ing health. Tinning for a moment to the town, In its commercial aspect, we find that It Is the best railroad center in New Mexico. Tho Southern Pacific tra verses Luna, county from east and wet, opening up to the farmer tho ever hungry markets of the cast, and the high-priced markets of the mining camps of Arizona, The Santa Fe makes a graceful half circle from Hincon to Silver City, at the nadir of which arc is Deming, giving Doming connection with all points on the Ban ta Fe north and tapping the near-at- home mining camps of Silver Ci'.y, Santa Hlta. Hurley, and others in the mountains to the northwest. The 131 Paso & Southwestern has a branch line running from Deming nnl con necting with ita main line at Hcr manaa. The main line of the El Paso and Southwestern traverses the south ern end of the county. Thua Deming is liot only the best railroad center In New Mexico, but Luna county has three times tho railroad mileage In proportion to ita sue of any other county In the atatc. Thua there Is no lunj In the Mimbrea valley that la vcr fur trm the ruilroad. The railroad faeillttea and the proximity to high priced markets guaranteea to the Mimbrea valley farmer and truck grower lha very top prices for pro duce. N liools ami ( linn lies Six relig ious denominations are represented In Di mlng: MctnooiKt, Dapiisl. Catho lic, Presbyterian, Christian and Epis copal, each denomination having a chun h and pastor, and supporting ac tive auxiliary organisations. The schools of Kerning have long been tanked smong the first In the state, and under the present very active ad ministration, they ore being brought to eNcn higher und higher standards of efficiency. The high school course at present Include, besides the regu lar literary and S' lentihe courses, work ln manual training, domestic science, bookkeeping, atenography, commercial law. commercial artlimetie', and type writing. The students of the high achool Issue a monthly magazine, they have enthusiastic debating societies, literary clubs, baseball and football tMm, and every device known to the most advanced educators of the country Is used to make the school life In Denting Interesting and helpful In the pre p ration for raieera of protl' and uselclt-eaa after the achool day are over. Doming a lrojrresvi Town: The most favorable natural conditions woulJ fail to build a rlty If the peo ple were sieepy and un progressive. Unhampered by a large foreign ele ment. Deming has alwaya been one of the live towns of th south weet- The people are mainly Americans.' of the wble-awske progre asHe, aggressive n ;-. There Is no need for polvglot ii,-ti In Wmir.g The population Is h.niofc.-. r.eotis. Ten r f.firen mt cent o. ill i over the e::l,re alK-n popula-ii--n-ih-' r M are A--'eriva;is an! rii ik biid-t 1. ISie progre.-iv s irit i n-'r piiutvuin most conspieuousiy la the laming t h !iier of ioi:im re-. ihis i' i,.'l.;'..ni It scareriy two ii 1.1, and et it wtii. Is a tic neii i.k'.s ir.r.utrne u;o the nuimnm g i It is roir.;HiM J f U5 lv-t m i1r..wn from every lnt-rvwt fcnii wn!!: eT lile. The banker and the -hsoie. the pro'es-loral nist and the rnt-rchart. tbe prearher ami the ti sn sr.-l th rtrtdi.o.t, the preacher an 1 the !..nn of tne srrvet. thf farmer n. te i .ii'iu ie. the new-oorr r and the . I lun.-s ;i 3.. in hur-.ls In th.s orcsfntstion for tlie common cmJ. Th- aihhrments cf t'lle eTiriura feti sn'hin the ?4irt term ef I's sitr..e mull Be't be told In any r- i. tM..f spare, A auromary la all ht ts (turn here, tflrst arnonr Its lTT-Kirtant achlew n - ni ii h a nia.l HtnuiieeM of the lrni.-4 temns cf ita :se In the I r.i'ei Ftatra. Starting out with an Income sliin tarrty paid ff!c -pn-s and a nearer sal ,ry to a sc. ! - I iia-J n m r rr ' t1.J,.nmm ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, rooms: put a publicity mnn on the pH.vroll nnd. spends for udvertinint: nlone in he ncli;hhohod of eight tiiotiHHnd doliarM a yeuri The Chamber of Commerce doea not advertise merely to Bet inquiries, os Is unhappily tlx wasteful method pur sued by muny commercial organ iza tlona of thia character .over tho coun try, but It has an office force sufficient to follow up each inquiry and Bet the river heads in the Black Range In ment Initiation prof its is ru per most out of the inquiries that come the northeastern part of Grant coun- acre- and thiB l'rl,e is rlldly advanc Into the office. The future nroCTam ty. that during; the -flood seasons its lnr. In the Mimbrea valley, a pc-rrna- ln ,he cf Publicity was thui (had- don'e(1 tortt e chairman of the DubllcitV l-nmmllt,.. In hl voarlu- r.. port: We nerd more and more publicity, We need the California variety of pub- licuy, thai ali-per asive pubnciiy that a.val.own up aud ubsoi L me publicity oi aii other aeciious. We ure buund to study California as a lu idel in this line oi worn. There are va.leys iu Caiiioniii no more bcau- lnul ihuu tint Alio, ores valiev: where tins uii is net a whit more productive. w.'iuie water for iirigutioit costs no it:Kr; where mari.eis :;ro far interior, ana still where iaiol ;.ei:i for live hultdi'vtl dullurs per aero as against our lan-1 ui iuu per uerc. v, nai uui.i'a the difference Tiio enswer is liKeiligeii' pab.iciiy. Tha.; JiuO extra value e.Mitis only 111 the uiimis of Hie puiei.ascis, una lii.it vaiuo was creat-t-U 111 tho 1111111I.1 01 liio i'ui 1 liai.ei a by puLuci'.y 01 tao riihi kind. We can, if vvu think J.ef-t, nop our values rijjnl here, ana worry aiw:i lor a gencia II011 or two WKhoul turthcr increase, wiihotit luither public improvements, wiiiiout all those be;. ,1;. till things that go with a wealthy civilization. On liic oihcr hand, we can make the very name "Murines' inag.cal throughout the country, make it connote nli that Is beautiful and romantic ubout the elyii.i; of the old west and tha birth of mo new, r..a.,e it an oit-recurii:ig and fcigmlicui.t name in the epic of reclamation, mul.e it a name that shall draw tho very best cltig unship witnin the ahadows of our mountains, make the valley which it signifies wealthy by making it most desired." Its helpful activity is apparent In many lines. For Instunce, the good roads committee of the chamber of commerce by securing the co-operation of the county- and the state gov ernments built a turnpike across the sands north of Deming opening up to Doming a trade territory that pre viously belonged to Sliver City und Santa r.ita, and forming the connect ing link between hard roads in the northern prt tf the country with hard roads in the southern part of the country. Progressive farmers in the southern part of the county with tho co-operation of the state nnd the county are now building a turnpike road fifteen miles south of iJcmlng. Other roads are in building, and the good roads movement ln the entire county la strong. tluilding Activity, one of the sur est indices to prosperity in any com munity is Hie number of substantial buildings that are erected. Judged by this standard, Doming Is going ahead faster than any other town in the state. Two hundred and tifty thou sand dollars waa expended ln the year IS 11 in the election of substantial business strut tares, residences and public buildings. The per capita average Is thus in exce.-s of $100 for every man, woman and child in Dem ing. a higher per capita average in buildings than any other town ln the southwest. The Pasis of Deming' Prosperity. It is nnw time to speak of the natur al resources upon which Denung and the Mimbres valley ts building. It rests upon the solid foundation of (1) The largest and purest water supply of any valley of like character In tho United States; (2) A soil of marve lous fertility; (3) a climate most fav orable (o the production of deciduous fruits, garden truck, alfalfa, beans, and gi-neral farm produce. This la the foundation upen which Deming la building, and which, lu-e the mustard seed of the ancient parable. Is draw- ing all other things to It. AVe havs aeen how railroads havs been attract ed here which have opened up mar kets near and far; we have seen the high class of citizenship which have cast their lot in the laming country; we had sen how the spirit of harmony prevails, and how organisation has accomplished wonders. Now let ua get nt the foundation of it all. Deming. the 1 1 vest town In the stats. Is in the 01 liter of the abundantly wat ered and inarv elously fertile Mimbrea vallex . region imperial in extent and opulent in developing and undeveloped resources. Milea opsin miles tf rich level imgitble lands M retch In every direction from lieming awaiting the hand of the husbandman, and fur nirning a combination ef attractions aa u. 11. aik-ixr. p '7 r t r : ; J vs ll a place for a home1 wtiifh xcela' any aection of the entire country. Here is an authoritative etatement of the water-supply of the Mimbrea valley with Uncle 8am behind avery word cf it: In Senate Document No. 41, 52nd congreaa, flrat iesaion, page 2H, we find a report of the wat- er aupply of the Mimbrea valley. Aft- er citing the fact that the Mimbrea waters flow to a point aome ten or twelve milea southeasterly of pern- tm hut that riurlnir tha ilrlov nnrflon. of the year, the water disappears into an underground channel at a point about forty miles from ita aource, the report proceeds, as follows: "According to . the engineer in charge, the How of the stream at Kings ranch (about thirty miles north of Denung) was found to be mntny cubic feel ter tecond, and about live weeks later it was found to bo the same; ut another visit . It waa esti mated to be one-half, and I believe 'that a fair estimate of the average dis- charge of the river at thia point would be ninety cubic fevt per second, ex clusive of flood waters. This would give an annual discharge of nearly three biiiicn cubic feet per year." Continuine; its observations, the re port states that tha river bottom pro per at this point is about nine hundred feet wide, and that this river bottom ia covered about one month on an av erage each year. . "Assuming that thia holds good for twenty days, there will be a discharge of five billion cubic feet to be added to the normal total given, making a little in excess of eight billion cubic feet as a total annual discharge of the surfuce flow." The report is further, as follows: "The indications for a large under flow aro exceptionally good. The lower Mimbres Is believed to be an underground river; ln which cose, the surface water Is only the surplus ap pearing after the underground chan nel is surcharged." The report then goes on to calculate the amount of water which passes King s ranch underground and adds this 10 the amount of the flood water and the normal discharge of the stream, giving a total from all sources of over nine billion cubic feet, or to be exact 224,710 acre-feet. An aere foot Is the amount of water which an acre reservoir one foot deep would hold. In other words, the annual dis charge of the Mimbrea river at n point thirty miles north of Deming Is com puted by this report to cover 224.710 acre3 one fot deep. This is a purt of the sources of the underflow at Dem ing. The water sinks into the sand and gravel strata each year and feeds into our underflow, replenishing It from vcar to year to. And when tho water cornea in tne river bed by Deming. na it docs each lura- mer. It is an indication that the un derground channel or reservoir is sur charged. , The report further states an Item of Interest with regard to the drainage, or catchment area, of the Mimbres river: "The drainage area of the Mimbres river from its sources to King's ranch la at least five hundred square miles, and the average annual rainfall nt Ft. Payard la 21 inches. liut the rainfall ln the mountains at the source of the river la considerably more than this. It is therefore as aumcd that 20 Inches Is a fair aver age for that portion of the valley tri butary to the system." It will be noted that thia report deals exclusively with the water-aned of the Mimbres. and takes no account of the water-shed of the Silver City Draw which conius Into the Mimbrea at a point several miles below Kings ranch. The Silver City Draw hss a drainage nearly twice as large aa that of the Mimbres river proper, as may be aeen by reference to the official maps of this region. Assuming that the .Silver City Draw duplicates tho amount furnished by the Mimbrea. there la 44S.OV0 acre-feet fed Into the underflow by these two streams alone. Of course, there are years when the discharge into the underflow doea not represent half the amount above men tioned. There are ether years when It is far In excess of the figures given ln this report, and this brings us to name the reason why with this Hue- mating aupply from year to year, the aupply ia an II constant at Deming and In the lower Membros valley. In buying land In the Mimbrea al ley, the water under that land goes to the purchaser. He sinks well and Installs si pumping plant, and he haa a tierpctual and Indefeasible right to take water for use upon his land from the abundant and constantly replen ished supply beneath. I la pill Increase of Pumping Pin til. It was nly a few years ag that It was dicoveid that lata tnnun.lom voiuiuc of water underlying the Mim bres valley was economically ac.- -sible for Irrigation. When the hrsr punipii.g plant Ueir.oru Iral. d this fact, it was only the raatu-r of a iittie- tm.e Iwlore the reclamation of th v-il--y was asaired through this ay'n e-t Irrigailon. The first r-usiine engine jMiinpina; plant devif'oplng wter is-tiuinii i!?y was lntAll-.1 In this ail-y three years Ke 1 he ssnia -sr two ot'ier thirty He hrrKwer plants Wilt lnxtalU-t and a number t,f smaller agrre gstirg ! horsepower The next ye-ar a idiiMinal . p:ants scares-ti:i(t n.l ably ,! hiitv f-ii ,- were m:ail-d: thr third yer. k e.. 1)11. pb.nts ag angating l.il-J horsepomer were In-ia!i.-d At the present time, as near ly aa can be estimated, plants al ready (.-otitracted for to g iatii rnm-nit-hn with the t-etrinuing of the coir 1 nc pc rr pinj season arrrccte l.ees horsepower, and it is conserva tive t. say that p.an-j arrregatlng horsepower wia be coatractc-J f. r and insiAlieJ biwen now and Jans I. neat, which will make . borsr- fc " '- I rr-i J .. . . . -New Mexico Historical and Resources Edition Alwve thia, Demine; Is assured of a central electric power plant, the clec- lo Be""u V' ""." P'""!1 utf for 'r"41,',!"1, " , Hn! lliPh w111 compete with the choline neme. Deming: has the cheapest and mort effective system or irrigation in the United States. Thr. average cost oC water riRhta under tho various govern- nent. independent water right costs the farmer from J20 to I'iO per acre. The MimlireS Valley farmer Kits tho purest water In the worhl with which to irrigate his crops, ami it water 1 A v V -j. TOi : . i je.-; I. , . x:--..l 'A I'lKST WFI.I. I iTTI.F. VI I V A UDSCO K MII.U IvST OF l)FMI(S ;. ii. p. .i:m ki. i i.n 'ip.if motok m:;i!-( km, wttiiks-n ui;ii: iT'ii", i:uii ;i ios . .mimtf- whieh carries no seed f iioaIoua w.-cda to poison op his iii-li!s. In r.om ir rigated iections, there is n biennial ex pense of from $l'J to S-'o per aire to eradicate harmful weeds wiwoil by ditch water over the- l.iriaed's Held; in tho Mimbres wtlb-v tio-i.- is none. Prolils in Pumping Water. The net profits on irrigation farms well-tilled in the Mimbres valley riu.s frin $3" to $;" per acre in farm crops to $100 lo $;.ii per acre in n.ir- ,i,.n truck. If you c.ire for proof of write the seeretarv of this statement. the Deming t'lmmlM-r of t'ommereo for "farmer' c'lid.n i,s." nnd yon will receive th - swi rn slat- m.-uts of the best farmers in tb.is sei tlon stibstuii- 41' v. ) vV itu.iNt; Ai fAi-. kii iiMii tiatlng the above figures. I -a nd laliic. ,Mi,tt districts in tho United States of such tremendous re sources were discovered and nuinon lised long since, tin Into other re gions of this rharaeter. and v.m will have to pay from $23o to ll.onu twr acre for land. They Know hat it within means to find abundant wnt easy pumping d. pth of ri h d- s rt sell. Vou he to pay something near what it is worth tor the priiibge of farming under such idea! conditio!' m sections where values have -mc t- l.e recognised. Hut the reso-.irees of the Mimbres vallev have jiixt !- n i!i. i. ered. Kven Ihe most enthusi.istie do r.t realito the tr- niendons iHis.iiii- j .Vj- ,Vf i - -1 4. i.es of the region. Land is therefors cheap. Haw land at the present lime near town ecIIs for from JGU to J100 per i.cre. t,and with water developed near town sells for from $125 to Jiso jcr acre. Think of It! An irrigated farm with water in your ditches with in two miles of the best railroad cen ter in New Mexico for J 125 per acre! The Deming country, however, offers a wide range of investments, from im proved irrigated farms at J 150 per acre to raw land relinquishments for from $2 to $25 per acre. Deeded tracts can he purchased from live to ten miles of town for from $30 to $15 per acre. B w ft ' 3 The remarkable tiring about land ."SleR in the Mimbres valley Is that I .. rsons felling land rarely leave the vi.Ilei . '1 tiey. iiistu;i:e of only u por tion cf their holdings, and with the ini-i'ey thus derived, develop water and otherwise- improve the remainder or their land. A typical case is that of the man who has a homestead of liio aetes. He finds that he dois nnt have enough money to put water upen the entire tract, and lOu acres is mora than he wishes to farm anyway. V hereupon he s -lis eighty acres, and villi the money thus secured, im proves the remainder of his land. Thus no money leaves the Mimbres v;. !'.'.- -i the tr tr..v. ;! t ; :'.:..! t'..e i-i i,t -1 S! xj:t Pitour tzz.mt run ACItU. population tr.creasos. Money and people are const;;ntlv coming in: and few o out. The larger tracts of land e.re continiiallv mUlivnie-l. a process which will finally end with a family n every 1. n, twei.ty. or forty acres. This line of development Is destined to make Iteming the metropolis of New .Mexico. Already potwessing rail road facilities u-riwr lo any other ton in the Mate, with a valley super ior in richness, tm! an abundant sup ply of the purest water in America, the rapid development of its tinsur PHssel agricultural resources will giv it growth surh imi-tua that its lead will be assured and maintained for ail tune to come.