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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE
Volume xii. LUBBOCK LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1911 NUMBER 3 TEXAS II ACCDHDING TO RETURNS THE LATEST INFORMATION SHOWS THAT THE ANTIS ARE IN THE LEAD A LITTLE OVER SIX THOUSAND VOTES LUBBOCK COUNTY VOTES DRY NEARLY FOUR 10 ONE The Almost Complete Cannot be Vote Returns Give Majority For The Ants That Overcome by Later Returns Official May Make Slight Changes The following from the Dallas News Tuesday alout tells the story of the election last Satur day It says as follows: The News this morning prints practically complete returns from the ejection hij 'ast Saturday upffi the proposition to adopt an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the sale or manu facture of liquor within the State. Ihese returns give a majority of d,o.",i against the amend ment, and the News be!.-vcs that the linal returns will not show' a material dill'erence from them figures. A mas of reports is still coming in, hut mo..' of these a,re duplicates of former reports, and nanv others make only light charges from the figure already rejiorted. The News therefore, re;'aHif,g it certain tiiit the amendment has been defeated un the face of re turns ty alxiut i n n majority, will suspend compi'ation of the returns until the official figures are aailat)!e from practically alii of the counties. Only a few offi cial reports have thus far Uen received. The returns received by The News show these totals: F- r prohibition. irKl.Wl. Against prohibition. The only counties from which re;Krts have not Uen received are l'ptti and Winkler, the com bined yotit.tr strength of w hich is l?1! The News has complete re jx.rtj from 'S' counties and very nearly complete reports from the ten remaining counties, in which, as a rule, the vote of all but one or two small toxes has been retorted. '1 he nine counties from which Federal Irrigation Agent Answers Practical Questions Concern ing the South Plains The question of -irrigation has for some time been agitating the minds of a number of people in this section of the west and our people are anxious to get all the information possible along thise lines. The following interrogates answered by the government ex pert upon request from parties at Plainview contain a great deal of practical information about the conditions and requirements of that section and as it is pretty much theaamein Lubbock county it is also applicable to this terri tory: "I include answers herewith to questions asked of me while in your city recently, at the re quest of your people, to render assistance in the reclamation of the lands around Plair.view: "Q. I desire to know whether you consider the body of water, underlying the i'lainview district of sufficient importance to ABOUT IRRIGATION I Adding maintenance and fixed chargis at fit) cents per foot, or 1.5 cents per acre foot per toot per head, it would show a total cost oi cioseiy 4 cents per race foot, per foot head. "(J. What would 1m? a reason able value for lands under an irrigation system of this class, when in cultivation? "A. $lj(J. "U. In your judgment what would be the variety of crops that could be grown in this locality under such a system, and which the most desirable? "A. Alfalfa, wheat, oats, milo maize, kaffir corn, garden stuffs and decidious fruits. "Q. How does the soil condi tion of this section compare with other first-class irrigated sec tions? "A. Appears to be of excel lent character, considerably above the average lands in the Western States. "Q. Would you consider the development of this country, put under irrigation and sold otr in small tracts, as feasable and de sirable for a colonization pur- WE BUILDINGS 1 NOW CERTAIN ONE BRICK AND POSSIBLY TWO WILL BE ERECTED RIGHT AWAY ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE SQUARE CITY DF LUBBOCK MAY BET JIN OIL MILL THIS FULL Parties Here This Week Looking Over the Situation, and are Greatly Encouraged by What They Have Seen During Their Trip. Lubbock is Moving Out pose: these partial Put nearly complete rant trie installation ot pump n ports have been received are; ing plants for permanent irri- Armstrong. Ionley, Moore, Re-igation. i. -i i I i . i cos, i n sniio, i;ed uver. pick- ens, Tarrant and I'ailcy. , The additional reorts from ,these counties can hardly prove an important factor in the result. in l,rni'.. K Cot'NTY The election was Very quiet in this county, but a fairlv good vote was cast. In this county the vote was a l.ttle le.-, than four to one in favor of the urn-end nient, which shows that Lubbock county has riot changed much on the question since the local option election a vear ago. The vote bv precinct or voting lx)xes are as follows: Precinct For Against 1 10 1 X, 2 47 21 3 IS 2 1 lot LD 5 10 2 7 S 7 12 4 i !l 3 'J Z ( 1 17 5 11 22 2 12 . li 4 r 7 2 Total 3..r M7 i "A In view of the fact that the fill in recent geological age o'er the entire Great Plains country is imami to he ui tr.es;t:ne character from Kastern New Mexico east across the Pan nan I e, and that water is being pumped for about Io.immi acres of land in one district in Kastern New Mex ico, with no permanent e.'l'ect upon the water supply. 1 have no hesitancy in saving the supply in the I'lainview country is ample for permanent iirigation of many thousands of acres. The wells recently drilled in this section and at Lublioek show the same "A. It is the most desirable war- way to settle the country. 1 rusting 1 have male the matter plain to you, and assuring you the willingnejs of this ollice, to further assist you in any proper manner, I am. Very truly you is. P. K. Fl'l.LKK. "Irrigation Engineer, in (.'barge of Pumping Investigations, U. S. I). A." W. P. Atkins, of the McAdams Lumh'-r Company, has a small patch of hong .Staple cotton in his garden that is looking fine. It is well loaded with bloo ns, squares and bolls, and promises a fine yield. Mr. Atkins planted this as an experiment and is well pleased with the showing. LIGHTENING STRIKES TAHOKA buildings and scattered anything that was unslationary. - Lynn County News. four Residences Struck During as &een By v s tors 'iiii'i maw uid AVALANCHE ADVERTISERS In this issue of the Avalanche you will find an immense line of advertising and we want to urge on every reader the fact that it will pay to read them and see just what the mer chants are offering. There is nothing in the commercial world that shows ap preciation more fully than for the merchants of a town to extensively advertise their wares and we go on record with the statement that Lubbock merchants take the lead over any other town in Texas in the matter of advertising. This paper enjoys a fine advertising patronage all the time and it tries in every possible way to give value received for every cent expended in its columns. Read the Avalanche a Is. They are clear cut. They have a message of value to the people. They are the true index of live merchants and they are intended to benefit live people. For the past few months there has been considerable talk about new brick buildings in Lubbock, but there has been nothing defi nite about any except the two that are already under construc tion, but th proposition of a new one story brick on the lot now occupied by the Cafe, next door north of R. A. Rankin and Sons Hardware, has devel oped to the extent that it is now .1 r.. .. l .. i : l . M I . ian assureu iaci inai u win ue built and work will begin within two or three weeks from now. I The lot belongs to L. Fred, of ! Waco, and was purchased sev eral months ago. Mr. Fred has for some time been figuring on the matter of a brie'; Luil Y r, n this property, and has at last de cided to build one that will be modern in every respect, and strictly up-to-date. It will be 2o xl2o feet, one story, and have the latest equipments inside, with fine large plate glass front, which will make it one of the nicest business houses for the size in the city. We understand that this gentle man is also figuring with owners of the lot north of this lot for the purchase of same, and if concrete. Another proposition that is showing up in pretty goo J shape for this town is that of an oil mil!. Although there is nothing to say definite about that, parties have hn her1 during th? week, looking over the situation, a pro; o.-! tiu:i hnvi'ig been made them from people of Lubbock. They have looked over the crop prosjiects, and are very favorably impressed with the coijitions. and we will probably hear from them definitely as to what they will do in the n. after within a short time. They hiv practical men, men who know what they are doing and know, what can be ! .r.e !, :-!' r certain circumstan ces, and we are sure thai they can see the handwriting on' the wall as a bright future for this section of the state, or else they would not spend their valuable time and money coming out here to look over the situation. Lubbock is moving out at a regular gate. She is putting on a fresh growth. She is putting on city airs, and in every' respect she is pushing forward to the front ranks of South Plains cities. Lubbock within a verv I they are successful in acquiring short time will double her popu I the property, tnev win also put a lanon and will ever keep pace I brick on that lot. w hich will with the rapidly developing South ' make the north half of the west Plains country. Come to Lub si le of the square solid brick and bock. Electrical Storm Lat Thursday Aernoon Four Houses Struck . i e was ' 1... ....' l, ...,.,, I U..H. U . ( , iiiilM'urniriu uouer way mi laio- character of formation as at Por Ules, and deliver relatively the same quantity ot waier. nameiv. THE METHODIST MEETING to .' i r. i . ' i iewria aiwrnoon. uunnjC' the rain nd thunder storm four ' residences in Tuhoka were struck by lightering and more or less torn up: but no one was seriously hurt at an of the places struck. Mr. A. r.. t lo)is residence, in east TahoKa was struck, the Ik. c struck the roof near the brick :ue .n the east room, paused through the roi and ceiling down the wall arid out the south dinr of the room. The bolt onlv slightly shocked Mr. Cloydsl mother who was in the room! west of the one that was struck. lck. Among them we might mention the handsome three story brick building of the Citi zen's Nat'I bank that shows the confidence the stockholders place in the future of that city. There is another large two-story buil- j ding under way for the first Nat'I Bank and the Lubbock Drug Co., but it has not progressed far enough to make much comment, but ieople who have seen the plans, say it will le a beauty when complete. Still other improvements of no l.fHX) gallons per frotractea meeting at rvietnodist Church Progressing Nicely Having Good Sermons minute. ' "(.. Would the m.xlern pump ing plant installed here le practi !cal for irrigation? I "A. Perfectly feasable and I practicable. ; "Qj. What acreage could rea sonable be irrigated from a modern plant of the No. jor No. 7 centrifugal pump variety, under the normal conditions of this country as you know them to be? "A. IW acres (if one foot be The house was damaged very little. The home of A. PePoard in the Shook Addition was struck rear the kitchen flue, the holt going through the rof and down the stove pipe, after going hrough the celling the bolt seemed to Bread, part of it ripping otr some of the ceiling another part went down the pipe and through the floor. The damage was assessed at fcWi. covered by insurance. The family was visiting at the home of Jesse Harrison w hen the ' house was struck. I The Welcher house in south .M " I i . U V III. V 'til t ' of the nof near the flue in the' south room. The bolt (tasked, through the roof, out the south gable and down the wall into the I ground. The house was vacant. ' The Prestron Majors house, in North Tahoka. occupied by Mm. Kdwardsand her daughter. Miss Alma, wns struck, the Mt strn k-, ing the utting rm flue. The tlue was shattered at the top and the thimble blow n out ar.d the' r.'m tnieti nn soot. Mrs. ward was at Mrs. ilonea's and Mios Alma was down town at the tune the house was struck. Last Sunday was the first ser mon of the protracted services at the tMethodist church in city. Pastor Hen Hardy preach ed strvng sermons at eleven o'clock and at the evening hour. Monday Rev. McKlrath. pastor of the Meth(list church at Iji mesa. arrived and preached Monday night and has been rrea.-hing twice each day during His preaching is or.it the ditches were cement, the resuit of the mmjn w, linen. ..jo acres coma re success Lubbock High School Assignment of teachers for the Lublock Public Schools: HICH S'H(ML (I. N. Atkinson, Principal. Knglish anl History: P. F. Brown, Mathematics: H.P. Webb, ; Science: Miss Kdith Ward. Latin; and German: R. A. Purges. : Fighth (Jrade. i CiRAMM AR SCHOOL THAT GRAIN ELEVATOR Lubbock will Need One This Fal tne Time is Hand now at l considered, and which is, I he men 13 ui no i i . 11 . ... i i u rTi t 1 1 4 rt ii i i.i iui l rn jr ' . i ess imoortanre a ivera thous- .V -'"rw . Mne week walks which will be under con- t i ti... ii -T.. f rf,, r;t "i '"fully irrigate! during season ia,aCPntt,' this connection I should ticel throughout the winter sea- W.'.r. i , n .....k nK. :'jr greatest precipitation wcurs . In rec to vvn. a sewer svstem is also contracted and work will start on siannai improvements in our sister city. - Pro-vnfield no doubt U? very satisfactory to the christian people of the town. The services will continue through this week and include Sunday. Rev. li. W. Wilkins is here assisting in the singing, and is doing some valuable ser vice in that capacity. Some months ago the Ava lanche published a letter from I narties at Plain viu.- tn 1 r T (1 Miss r lora Mc( ,ee Seventh AU.rnathy. to the effect that Grade: Miss Mae Murfee. Sixth ; they would be willing to put in a Grade: Miss Maude Nevils. Fifth Rram elevator in this town if the Gra le- acreage of feed stuff was suffi- primary department cient to warrant such, and now Miss (rossett Fourth (ade; we Mieve that the u js t thisl . i . Vr V' V. ! c ;w iriana w'nen something should be jiaur; ..ia 11 aic ijo, aone along this line if ona iraoe; .-virs. j. i. vvesier, First Grade. WARD Bt'Il.DING Mrs. K. Cline, I'rincipal, Fourth Grade; Miss Clemmie Clark, Third Grade: Miss Maude Purns, Second Grade: Mrs. K. R. Hay- nes. First Grade: Miss Harriett, Prown. Music: Miss Word. Klocution. Herald. Wm. McKinley, who has the they ex- IH'ct to carry out their promise or the intent of the letter. We hope that these gentlemen will at once get busy and furnish this much needed enterprise to our farmers. There will be the biggest croD i r:iiserl in thin trtu.n nf tho r.l.n'no r.veiyn ; tnat hag ever 5,, raise,j on the rilainn Thi ia al inis assignment n leacners isi fact Rnr w. want to 8ee 9ome. subject to change when the Hoard; thing develop that will promise a and Suix'nntendent deem it to ,Ki market, the best interest of the school. -' n . ... :i a 1: i..j: All puins uji loaiuj iiiiiU'iiiin ine 1 Fourth Grade, living north of North Second Street, are assign ed to the North huiMin?. an 1 si! High School pupils living south of North Third street are assign ed to the High School building. during your grow ing season l ' O. Approximately, what en gine capacity would le required I Material lor Big Well for a satisfactory pumping plant contract to do the painting on the I The LubUick Coal and Grain 'to irrigate 1H acres? depots and section house for the : Company of this city received Cne-half H. P. per foot Crosbyton-South Plains Ry.. Co. unloaded a car of piping and hea'' lumped against (total came in the latter part of last other material for the big well head includes suction and pres. week, and rested up a few days, that is lieing drilled in the Little- "ure hads, together with entry ' He aaid the rain was to heavy to r. .1, tl . 11 .. 1 ami Velnritv hi:i,l t h In Upr t wn . l,iu ,.-..,-1 f . a (uu- l i vi i iifiii fHrv nn u li i , imi nil -..-.. - - iti iiiil iim T.inrx .vri h ii.. v. u i . . .... ieing comparauveiy small as ami thought he would come over;"":. " , . ' : . o.mpare.1 with the suction and to the city and siK-nd a lew days. nai":n- ne pI ve tuirtiu uta tq on Til t q k a rna v u.aitinir f..r Ihinui t,i i rv im '"l"" .............. .... . - bit He has finished putting on Canyon Clipping Crops of ad Kinds flourishing now since the fine rains last Week. Our school trustHs tdav let the contract for our new school . l....l.4.M.. ... If 1 .. I ... with such changes as the Unnl '7V'J . .K 1 ' t.ns,e an" .r I IIF.I.1XIL' I .... deems liest to make, FX AM (NATION KOR PROMOTIONS Friday and Saturday, August jtheoth. L'.th. linning at y.-oo 'a. m.. at the High School Ruild- & Sons, and gool progress Ik ft an lien iiy ."ioiK they are making with their worn. It is the intention of the o ple behind this proposition to lri!l a well as deep as they can go or until they reach artesian fl w. They U lieve that this can In done and the progress of the pressure heads). "Q What would be the acre feet distribution for a No. C cen trifugal pump, kt twenty-four hours? "A. Four acre feet. I (I hut u-niil.l ! tho mt- Well will tie watche.1 with Con- l"l;Mmi " " r ere ieei iwr fiderable degr.-e of interest bv 1 a first -class and proj.erly intallJ the W-..I.1.. of this place as w,.l P'ani oi xne vaneiy niemior.eu: COSl- as other places. J. IU M IT) weather, of Lrk ner was in the city th latter The wind that accompanied tpart of last week. lo'khjf nftT the rain blew down several out buiiriess matters. i iverta. A. If .Solar oil le used inn 1 cents er gallon, del the fuel cost wr acre fjU. il punuisl againt a .IV foot total head, would be (J0 rents, or 2.C cents ieracre foot, per foot hea l. dept and next, then houso is animation at the ci e : c." . -l ... I . !.. J.'l - the finishing touches at Iren7.o ur "wwe VwmVH'" ,l . will goto Crosb ton! niu,, , u. toldalu. A s.-ct.on .Rn:,r'n,1emb"r,at "7 Uing bu.lt at LubU-k.1,,1 w ."'V , t-o. which he w ill put the paint ; " , " ' .,u,r on as n as he carpet to it. 'JU.rements Iet pupus and . ... j parent take due notice arid gov- Mrs. Kd RobirM.n returmsl ern themselves accordingly as lat Tuesday aftfrnoon from ' there will l-e no examination at t..llm.. uK.-n. had l-en i-'the i.p-.inir oi chml lor this in is to begin assinm as material arrives. Mr. Hare retorts ripe water melons on his farm which sounds O. K. W. L Simpson, who lost his entire cotton crop troin the hail last Monday, is iejiantir-g his ero'ind in mi7e. lui ouiig Iuiks enjoved sing ing at J. P. Webb's" Sunday night. W. P. Rjrford broke and plant ed some sikJ land !t week. Will Lunilell is preparing to break orne land on the iiuarter section which he purchased jut south of W.J. Nairn's residence. Wild Waves Iting her parents a montn. Her mot her. Mrs. P.row n and son re turned home with her to f j-end a few weeks. purpose. J. KWl-STI R, Supt A. A. Peoples rvturr.rI Mon day from Waco. Mrs. S. A. Adams returned Monday fromllile Onter where he had spent ftevera! days dilut ing relativea.