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Wednesday, May 11, 1910.
Irrigating From An Underground River
The. Great Good Fortune Of Demingites
XE of the most curious natural
phenomena in the Southwest is
Mimbres valley from Deming- to the line
of Old Mexico, from 20 to 60 feet deep.
the vision of the land man and his in-
one who has had no trainintr in ecology . from Deming:. Mr. Hund is a. scientific
to imagine. Of course, during years of J farmer. He was one of the pioneers of j
excessive rainfall rh naturally ncu i veiuuie county, uamornia ana tius
north of Deaning, X. M . only to sink
Vinto the sands. It does not reappear
within the borders of the United States,
but rises again a few miles south of the j
Mexican line and there forms a tre
A few years ago an enterprising land
man got ahold of a taiented, but drunk
en. landrane wiinier. and the two of
them saw a vision of steamboats puffing
the Mimbres river, which issues j "" "' "-! r "A,.,., i, tm. ' o;, ., ..:.. e Rrfi I one of the mM wh t,i.i t t..r. that
irom tne mountains aoouc -w mue i , , ,uOP. c , ,. .,.. ... ,.,. ottio : Tiinri arnt A?o.- ,-.,fA in n of
venlv an underground river at Dem- men drove their herds into the Mim- the garden spots of the Golden state.
ins, and in the wells of this region, the j bres valley 30 or 40 years ago. j H is a veteran irrigationist. and was
direction and velocity of this river can
lip arcuratelv determined.
HAtvoi-or tho canal? sr nnnflppssftrv
In order to have the use of water from
J his river for irrigation. Within the
Iat year or so, big wells have been
Old timers still talk of the time when , for years the manager of one of the i
this vast streVh of valley between finest fruit ranches in California, but
Cooks Peak and the Florida Mountains has the lust the pioneer still in his
was a waving sea of grass. In -that J veins. He came into the Mimbres val-
time-this valley was the best breeding
country in the world. From yo to jo
it. :.. ... ;,... o,1 itnlnsiilinlT --"' .. "ivci ii iue
up ure .uoiiurw : r.'X ""i-ko" j thousand to two and even three thous
Z1?1 and gallons of water per minute. There
a.i wiiu """ - "-,;: - are five big weh .
unk which, equipped with uptodate ma- ' percent of an ordinary bunch of cows
would bear calves in a season a record
chinery, deliver ail the way from one
the picture and the land man had it re
produced. Of course, it was a great.
Joke in the community, but it illustrates,
in a way, the soaring fancy and buoy
ant optimism of some of our western
land men who dream dreams and see
Deep Canal "Would Solve It.
How ii a canal could be cut down the
g well driving outfits in the
vicinity of Deming now busily engaged
in tapping this underground flow of
ley a little over a year ago and com
menced work on a hundred acres of j
wretched looking sage brush and raes- I
OUite. He erot nnthlnir nlfinto? hofnrp
- J ..w,...Be t,w...U WW-
unequaled, we believe, by any other j July l last year. Nevertheless he took I
peiimuui-5 on inuian corn, muo maize, j
sorghum cane, and a number of other
He got a number of acres of
cattle raising section in the world.
Rut firniitiie "ni nni then this coun- crops.
try was not exactly the "cattleman's i alfalfa successfully seeded so that it is
paradise." It -was nearer what Sheri- ! now nearly ready to cut; he netted over
dan said Texas was. The ranges be- ?-" i'-- cie on nis Dean crop, we win
. . . -. -. . .i- i Vifi-r-A 1 Ann iav,.. r.. -i i.T
Geologists say that the Mimbres Val-j came overstocked, and amaenas n ir , -- - - , cuimaunn aua u-
cattle ousiness were repiescmcu uj - 0 -.n.. .n.o ea.j.. uc hum uua
novertv hides and bones for the bone elder trees set out along the entire
mills. " ; north and west lines of his farm. This
Then people commenced to wander in j farm looks like an oasis in a desert
iho were hungry for the land. It mat- j and itls.
tered little that it was desert land j Some Examples,
what they wanted ws laud and they , But there
got it. The firrt settlers that in the , cin, gl brothes have 1S0 anres ,
nrSt-, sterR- rit,r Tn i rhev i vatlon. They raised the prize Irish
nossibllitje of irrigation. and tnej i Tin0.rt f ., . " . ..t
-. -..l ,.r innthnr -nn of . iL. ""0 " W'C bUUlllttL'Sl lill yCttl-
ow . .- "" -" "V ": ,f,t l Lny are Putting their land this year
SS. CB:,nth5; S"Mto beans, potatoes and onion.
unit tu on. uuibs L-i urn ciuwue i.u..., n , p, t,,, . . .. ...
.- rf v --. .. uiun:i. IIIIH III I III UIMIHI
ley has been built up by the erosion of
mountains surrounumg it, and that at
one time in the history of the world
there was nothing here but a gorge In
mountains miles high, which gorge was
the channel of a gigantic river over 20
miles wide in places. Then there was a
time, say the scientists, wnen sufficient
osil was built up to support vegetation
j comparable in its luxuriance to that of
the Atuiazon river bottom. That there
was abundant land varied animal life j
i here at one time is proved by the fact
n v,.t. .w... v,.. j w.v !., , . . .. .,.; ,. 11 "-
that many bones are encountered at j "- "n , i tfclest cattlemen of Luna county, and
depths varying from 15 to 40 teet. in "; ." .- - ..... . . .
many places, it is impossible to dig 10 j Pumplnc: the T"ater.
or 20 feet dleep without uncovering J In the meantime, however, the Amer
human bones, and authorities on the
subject say that it is quite likely that
Inese are the remains of a prehistoric
WE TESAT ALL
CHRONIC XERVOUS, BLOOD, SKEC,
KIDNEY. BLADDER, RECTAL AND
PRIVATE DISEASES AND WEAIv
NESKES AND THEIR COMPLICA
TIONS. Experience the result of man3' years'
55ticcessful practice lias enabled us to de
Tise, deve-lcm inU. perfect anetihods of
treating t5ie aibove class of troubles tihat j
axe superior to any other.
Onr offices are the best equipped and
our laboratory is the best stocked of any
in the Southwest.
OierfiowK or Sflt.
The overftlows of this great river dur
ing thousands of years kept depositing
ican srM!ir for invention had encoun
tered conditions in other portions of
the west v. here cheap water meant sal-
millons of monev. Inventors set about j V- for a thrifty three-acre patch of
devisine- some means of raising great I onions- he Is putting his entire farm
quantities of water economically. Pow
one of the oldest of the old-timers, is
developing a farm about four miles
east of Deming. He has a well which
pumps a thousand gallons of water per
minute, and has one hundred and sixty
acres ready to receive the water. Ex-
i erful pumps iere the result, and gaso-
their silt, this covering the river deeper llne and crude oil engjes. Then it be
and deeper, until none of the moisture cflme p03slble to transmit a high vol
of Its hidden waters reacnea tne sur- tA nf Pi0f.trioitv to almost anv dis
face. The country then became a desert, j tance -without appreciable loss. "With
and how many eons passed by while j thig nvention the central power plant
all this region above tne covered river
remained a desert, it is impossible for
Describing our treatment, discussinjr the
causes, changes, prevention and. treat
ment of the above disorders, together
with our perfected symptom hlank will
be sent '.to any address in a plain sealed j
envelope FREE of charge.
IF rXABLE TO CALL. X7RITE FOR
Consultation, examination and advice
Hours, 9 a. m. to 7 p. m.; Wednes- j
days and Saturaays to a p. m. jsunaays
9 to 1 oitlv.
Farmers should eat
Although, the farmer of today is able
to buy almost anything he wants to
wear or to eat he isn't paying enough
attention to food values when it comes
to his own table.
If he has been watching the exten
sive researches and experiments on
into feed stuffs.
And there are others and others whom
space does not permit us to mention.
"Water at Touch of Uutton.
Sam Schwing has twenty acres in
alfalfa just at the edge of town. Pie
has Installed an electric motor. The
became feasible that is, a plantf where power is furnished by the Deming Ice
electricity is generated and from which an( Electric companv. He has merely
by means of transmission lines the to touch a button in" nrw tn t ft
it i- cTlled) is conveyed ,.,,. 1r,, ni1nnC! ,s..
to motors which run the pumps, so that
all the farmer has to do Is to touch
I the button, as of old the prophet smote
the rock, and abundant water gushes
All of these means of lifting water
are now in use In
look nature countless ages to make in
to a desert is now being unmade into
gardens and fields and orchards. The
rcoopvlating of this desert valley is a
sis-nnl triumnh of man's erenius for
the question of the best human food ! making nature subservient to his will,
for muscle and brain he will heed the 3rei of Means,
advice from all sides to "eat more ! The men -who are now coming into
Quaker Scotch Oats." i the Mimbres valley are not hungry for
. fre land. They are men of means,
Oual! ir Scotch Oats is mentioned judgment and imagination, and most of
becausr.it is recognized in this country j them, thoroughly acquainted with the
-RnrnnctThnfallnarmealc- science of irrigation. They are build-
Rooms 9-12 C. & L. Bldg., El Paso, Tex.
and EuroDe as the best of all oatmeal:
Feeding farm hands on Quaker Scotch.
Oats means getting more wrork out of
them than if you feed them on anything
For hot climates it is packed in her
metically sealed tins; and in regular
hundred gallons of water per minute, j
His entire plant, well, pump, motor and
all can be duplicated for five hundred
The Chinese farmers, who havo been
truck-gardening one mile from Deming
the Mimbres valley, ior tne ,asi: ien years and clearing up
and lo! this vast river valley which It lm two to tnree nunured dollars per
acre per year on their lind. have lately
installed an electric motor, and find th
problem of irrigation much -simplified
thereby. .T. M. Williams, whose farm
lies five miles southwest of Deming. is
having a twenty-five horsepower elec
tric motor Installed; and Mr. Mill lie en.
who owns a farm adjoining that of Mr.
Williams, has ordered a thirty horse
The Deming Tee and Electric company
are pushing their transmission lines into
Chronicles of the Grouch Family
5. This is her brother. By cruel fates
He was always around to spoil tete-a-tetes.
Looks like the limit of trouble.
But don't miss the next scene!
the country as fast as practicable, and
cilities and its proximity to the im- i opportunities to the investor, the cli
raense fields of territory insure the matic conditions are such as to try
. cheap production of electrical power. the hardiest constitutions; but the cll-
Cheap electrical power means cheap j mate of tnis portion ot .New .Mexico is
water for the irrigator, and cheap water such as to Invite tne normal man ana
at the rate' of 2000 galions I just a matter of a little
j. they are setting out orch- ! ther " be a net-work off
iig fine country homes they are pump
nrc ond vmfvflrflc -,n,l sAPflinir their I all over the irrigable lands of the Mim
broad fields w'lth alfalfa. I bres valley, and water will be gush-
To take a single instance of what a ng from a thousand well to the musi
man with a little money and lots of j cal hum of this new electrical appliance,
brains and experience can do, we point I Transportation Facilities,
to the farm of John Hund, two miles i Deming's splendid transportation fa-
-i tmmnnr nrnfitc Phonn now- I it a iinsitivf inducement to tne nerson
i. me ne.i i , ,,.,, i,non tAianhnnoq nhean i tvhn is in m hpalth. There are on an
iu.-i iint i
From El Paso
Tickets on Sale June 1st to Sept
30th. Return Limit October 31st
Chicago - - $55.85
St Louis - - $49.65
Kansas City - $40.65
& St. Paul $55.65
Cincinnati - $64.05
Denver - - $35.00
To AH Eastern Points-Effective June 1st
electrical light5, cheap labor saying de- average 300 cloudless days in the year
vices for farms all over the valley. m tnis part of the southwest. ine
air is dry and pure, the elevation above
sea level is 4300 feet, the winters are
Everv labor saving device on tne iarm
means greater luxury for the farmer,
means greater profits, means advance
in land values.
It Is a conceded fact among Irriga
tors that water may be pumped profit
ably from "any distance within me
chanical possibilities" onto land that
will produce merchantable fruit In aver
age quantities, to say nothing of land
that will produce fancy fruit in abund
ant quantities. At thq El Paso fair last
fall the Mimbres valley took the fol
lowing pjremlums on fruit in competi
tion with fruit from New Mexico, north
ern Old Mexico and western Texas: Ten
varieties of apples. 2nd; best plate of
winter apples, 2nd; best display of
fruit 1st; peaches and pears, 1st; Ar
kansas Blacks, 1st; largest peach. 1st;
best plate of pears, 2nd; Black Twigs,
1st Rambows, 2nd; Missouri Pippins,
Out of thirty-one entries of fruits and
vegetables, twenty-one prizes were cap
tured This is an indication of the
quality of fruit grown in the Mimbres
vallev Now, if water can be pumped
profitably "any distance wum ""-"-"
I z . -!:." rv rrnw nn uiuiuai.
J ical pOSSlOlllu"
to grow an ordinary
e Right Route
Now, that the Vacation Season is at hand, you are prob
ably planning pleasures in eastern cities and summer
resorts. Whether you are going back home to spend
the summer, or intend to combine business and pleasure,
don't overlook the most important feature of your trip
the route you are to travel.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
mild, the night cool and the mornings
bracing throughout the year. The
United States government, after hav
ing its experts make an exnaustlve
its sanitarium for army men afflicted
with tuberculosis In this region. Fort
Bayard Is only about 35 miles from
The Mimbres valley is practically un
advertised. It was just recently that
a chamber of commerce was organized
at Deming. No systematic effort has
ever been made to place the claims of
this favored region before investors who
were on the ilookout for a. new location.
"While land under the various govern
ment irrigat"on projects has been given
widest putlicity, and the wonder3
wrought by irrigation in many regions
have been heralded to the world -through,
popular magazines and descriptive
booklets blazing in color and adorned
with artistic photography, the Mimbres
valley has slept In the consciousness of
its unrivaled natural advantages. It
has been this feeling of security in the
study of the situation, Anally located j possession of the Dest that has been
responsible for the long silence here,
while other sections of the west have
j been beating their tom-toms. Bur n
Tinfnc are 'hMno- tntrpn nt fh nrcspnt!
writing to conceal ilonger the fact that
the Mimbres valley is on the- earth.
Via the E. P. h. W. in
thRock Island System
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Travelers coming from the Southwest make close connection at EI Paso. Bear in mind that the
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We Will Gladly Assist You in Planning Your Summer Trip
Three Daily Trains East
' City Ticket Office
Gity Pass. Agent
. " - u -v.t in Vip ;aid as to
crop oi iruu. n.i. -
tho profits of pumping it from exhaust
Si shallow wells to produce abund
ant Vlelfis of the choicest fruit grown
anvwhere lr the United States?
Much has been -said so far of the
quantity of water In the Mimbres val
lev. but nothing of the quality. Dem
nW water analyzes 99.9S percent pure,
Sf JuVet water in the United tates
with the exception of a fe fPrin
in two small counties in the state of
'" i," . . thic: under-
: New YOrK. .viuie'. -
ground river is of a temperature ex
actly suited to irrigation.
vP of the difficulty is encountered
I : ; rard which farmers in man)
mountain districts o the western states
have to contend with, where the ate.
from melting snows is so cold as to
retard the growth of and often per
manentlv injure vegetation. :Nor is it
warm as to be deleterious to grow
in cB.-as is sometimes the case in
arfeslan belts. The water of this un
derground river is about the tempera
titrf of the air at night during the
Sowing season, which Is just the tern
SSature best suited for the purpose
i, ; ..tui another unusual ad
vantage connected with the irrigable,
lands of the Mimbres valley. Beneath
'" . . .ll at a rip-nth OL I
the rich sunace auw. - -,
from two to three or four feet Is a
..-u -.Mr.i, holds the water HKe a
1u This condition explains a fact
v-hich it is so hard for irrigationlsts
elsewhere to understand, viz., max a
., ,mn.mt of water will irrigate
thoroughly about twice as much land j
in the Mimbres vauey as 11. mib"-;
in regions where a porous subsoil al
lows the water to leak away before
the growing crops have thoroughly
The natural conditions and advan
tages above outlined would attract in
vestors into a region if there were no
railroads within 50 miles of it. The
farmer would go there and depend upon
the railroad coming in time. But It
happens that Deming has already more
-.iw.. than anv other town In
the territory. On the map. the little
circle which represents Deming looks
like the hub of a wheel, and the lines ,
representing railroads look like Ave
spokes, straight, and equidistant apart.
Another road has a permanent survey
through Deming. and when this road
Is built, there will be two more spokes
In the wheel. These railroads pene
trate vast mining and cattle- raising
districts, thus affording the Mimbres;
valley farmer an ideal market for hl3
In many regions offering tempting
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