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THE TAMA HERALD.
EKED > COE, . PnpflrtOß it— mu nirnui. tMt KK ANNUM. IN ADVANCE. I liwflihg lata Dpi IffMta. E. M. Ramp, Editor and Surinam Mimih. Oiaal flier (if M Yatiia. IRRIGATING ARID LANDS IN TBR WEST. Tto ana, thousand* ol aquaro mile* ol bad in Ika weataru hall d the United Btatea, aaje the Erica** American, which can be prodtably coltl rated only with the aid of loaie eyetein ol irritation an now becoming moia and moea each rear the .object d carefnl inveetigation, both by the government and by private partiea. So mocb ol the readily available and ordinarily good (arm landa ol the public domain baa already bean taken op that praapactore in almoet every .action an ending their choice limited to making a eeleciioa ia acme place where moea or laaa irrigation will be a neceaaity, with the promiae ci a good reward thenlor, or the acceptance ol a location where the die advantage, non than ootweigb the want d a eoffleient amount ol water. The won derful productive land, ol ajothern Oriifcw nia, when the rich aoii iaol eoch depth at to be deemed practically ineiheoetible, and the climate ia eoch that two and even three cropa can be re Lead in a year, have bean made available almoat ezclueively by Irrigation, and then ie no doubt that, over a large portion d the landa now arid. H neada but the efficient conaarvation and distribution of water flowing from adjacent mountain ranges to create areas of the highest productiveness. With tbs view of promoting intelli gent work on a general system, this matter has formed the subject of ex tjoded investigations by the United States Geological Survey, although it la not pro posed that the government shall under take to carry out irrigation projects at the public expense, further than by the allotment of lands which may he beoeflttod thereby to the state gov ernments making such improvements. A recant bulletin of the census office also gives details of what has been effected in the way Of irrigation in Utah, where the system was first generally applied and baa been longest In operation. In that territory there was Isst year in crop an irrigated acreage of 288,473, about nine tenths of the farmers in the territory de pending upon irrigation in the cultivation of at toast a portion of their lands, the re maining tenth being either stock ranches or farms wham the climate is leas arid. Tbs average first cost of bringing the water to load in Utah is placed at |10.55 per acre, considerably greater than has been tbs ease la moat other localities, as the canals and ditches were generally laid and made by farmers, without the use of surveying instruments, necessitating many subsequent changes. In some cases, however the coot was below fifty cents aaaos. In addition,acertain amount moat ha arpaodad each year In mala- ’ tainint the main ditchea, cleaniaf oat ' aadiment. and often renewing the dama I and head warka, thU coat ranging from I twenty-lire canta np to throe dollare an I acre, the a rerage being ninty-one crate. The average value of the prod acta an -—■ l irrigated tarma in UM waa *l9 par I acre. It la aotimated that the ccatol pro- i paring wild land lor cultivation, Inc lad- l lag plowing, grabbing, catting braab, i fencing and laraUog, araragea *14.86 par aooi adding to tbia the government ratea of »1.» par acre, and the Bret cost of *10,• *6 par ears far the water right, the entire coat la the farmer araragea *90.66 par area. In compariaan with tbia, the ee- Umawd prearat ralaa of Iba lanna of the territory, including bolldinga, iracea and other imprarommte, ia placed at on aver age of *M.»per acre .abowing an apparent profit, laao coot of bolldinga, *67.60 par Prom the main ceaala of large ditchea the water fa conducted to Iba far me by email lataralatend la commonly diatribat- In three rntya—by Hooding, by lurrowa, and by markings. Hay and other forage oropa are doodad, the water bring allow ed to enter the Acid at the highrot point, and dad ite way if poaalbla io a tbia ohaat over the whale deld. Tbia method raquiree the greeted amount of eater, and cannot aleaya bo need on account of the Unfinfr of aome nolle to bake end form a bard cruet. Potatoes, corn, rag atabtea. and all pknta growing on billa or town an irrigated by farrowa, the water towing therein gradually moiatralng the ground on either aide. Grain la aoma limaa watered by Hooding, bat generally by aaorUng off the ground, after the pain la planted the del da being aomrlimea tolled with a roller baring annular pro jections, which make email groover la the outface of Iba ground in each direct ion that than la a oonataat and gradual dow trout owe end to the other. The one of dowlog walla far the irrigat ion of gatdena, orcharda, and vineyarda. and for domootle npply and watering atoefc, ia alao a taatureof aome importance in Utah. Thera ate lAM at thaaa walla, of which the conaar eaemeretore obtain- Id pottlcolara ooocernlog W7. tbuwlng tbeir avenge depth to belts'* loot, end Mr aont S77M each, or M eeole par hat. tbeir erornge diameter WM about I Mma, the flow ad water averaging ‘M. it lailnaa par mlnaU, The rarr,lag out of any gaanral scheme cl irrigation Meoaoarilj involreacooaider aliowa which ham had but little infleaaa thna tor la Utah, wham there to at warn Mam land under cultivation than than la water aval labia to matoia the arapa hi all the rear., (tome large reeer mir etoH ham ham eaurfaad ud eegre galad hr the Oommment (lenlogtoaj hur ray, with the riaw to moat eOcieuUr end M s ■. ilia ala aapeoae impoondioii Uir flow born elevated araaa, the water tboa collected to be talarwe aectiooe J>W a ariiad eanato on different levrla. I Considerable work of this kind has sl , ready bean carried out in California, - whore the retnrna generally show ample > profit on the outlay, bat the large areaa, ** of the country which invite this method = of cultivation, with abundant promiae of _ yielding large reenlta, have hardly as yet “ been touched. For this task, simple '• farmers’ditches are totally inadequate, but competent engineering skill must be called upon to collect and distribute a r l material proportion of the immense sup plies of hitherto unused water often [ coursing in destructive floods from our ■ western mountain system. Tbs business portion of Central la to the value of $150,000 was swept away by fire on Sunday last. The council of that town in a spasm of economy had sold the fire engine and disbanded the department. It was another case of pennywise end pound foolish policy- A MAN’S FIRST HIE. Don i lu Em Forget His First Love, Era If He Hurls EgUi? Vfeal mess Gmataacr «• HU first Lsn SmiT-HM •• Us FsrgMUs, a Wtnai Uwalt May Alive. “Will you love me always, as long as I livef’ questioned tbs food young wife. '‘Always,” answered the adoring hus band ; “alive or dead, you will be the one woman of my existence to me. I could never love another. If you should die life would be a desert to me—a lonely is land, where I should wait and watch for the ship of death to come to my rescue and bear me away to you. * He means what be says, and when be dies the gloom on bis foes Is sa deep as the band of crepe on his bat is wide. Yet as months go by tbs band narrows and the gloom lightens. Where at first be only noticed other women to compare them unfavorably with his dead darling, and to wonder bitterly why they were spared and she token, be begins now to notice them individually and to com ment upon their charms, and before the crepe band has wholly disappeared from bis bat the gloom hra lifted enough from bis heart to let In the sunlight of another woman’s smile. tye struggles against the temptation which assails him; he tells himself that his heart is buried in the grave of bis dead wife, but his heart insists on quick ening at the sight of this new woman’s face and at the sound of her voice. The dead (ace is hidden under six feet of earth. The living (see smiles near. One cannot sit by tombs forever in the pride of one’s manhood. His darling was too unselfish to desire him to mourn bis life away in loneliness. She would tell him to be happy could she speak. Ha can never forget her, he can never love as he loved her, but be needs a companion to look after bis comfort, and to keep him from utter desolation, and to be a mother over his children, perhaps. So be reasons and marries. The new wife is tactful and affectionate. Sbe knows more of the world than his first wife did, maybe, sbe “manages him’’ with a skill that astonishes him. What began as a “good comradeship” and a marriage of convenience developer into a love match. oomk— roaoorrtx. Those who know the first wile and thought it an ideal marriage look oa the second anion with shocked surprise at first, afterward with resignation; but they say to themselves and to those who knew him in the days of the early marriage. “He can never forget his first wife. It was a perfect love match. He married again merely for convenience. It is ail right, of course. She makes him a good wile, they say. but be must have many sad hours when he thinks of Hlo first wile.” Also! (or sentiment that is so seldom true. The fact is. he rarely thinks of his first wife at all, and when he doss he thinks of her in the same wav be thinks of some incident of his childhood; she Is a vague, sweet memory, no more. The dead are so very dead; the living are so much alive. At the very Brat, iftvhtlM married the ascend wife, he received a aback now and than whan be looked at the portrait of hia brat wife, or aama acreaa aome eourrair of their lore life; but area tboaa tbinga ceaoad to effect him after a little. The Boar aaoalbilitiea become eaailr dull ad by cuolom, aapecially whan the paw afooa ore aatieded and the heart and atomoch dltad. I recollect being In the house of a widower coca who had to ba reetraioed by force hum going to the grave of bis wife at midnight in a pouring rain. His devotion to her In life had bora sincere and unfailing, yet scarcely a year later he brought home another wife whooe lore and companionship caused him to forget the second son I senary of the other's death. Her portrait hung aleaya ia hia room, yet I hare seen his eyes mat upon It without aaelag it, while he expiated upon the wit and charm of hia living companion. A bit Md, perh.pt, thin wm to th. arntimratnl and rutnutk. bat • rodder pietnre to the mu who make th. living wilt mtotnbto bj nirolling the deed one on ever, oecuion, itomiuvninawaa rv*- I aumatimaa think It to nulal, the flaw pU who make a very bard thief onto* llh, and who am ter, unadaptable la ciiromataneaa who romaia miHUgt to flint tovea el dead companion. The mu who takaa lilaeaaU, aad who adapt, himaatl to Iba people with whom ha me, bo loecad to aaaodata to b, far the mom agreeabto mu el Iba two, and ha makaa tha batter citlau bacaoM ha idantiflaa hlmatol a lib hto aurroundinga. Bad ha Mldom ramatna a wjdowar tong, and though ha me, ha fall o< aaottmgnt. be blow. It upon the Bring aad net sp an Baa dead. 4* • npla I barn ttbmrmd that Iba mu who to an aidant tower <m wUr, II at* dim bacon**yn HW* .«• second; and the man who made a slave of his first wife becomes a slave to his sec ond. From this statmeot we might con clude that second wives have the beet of it anyhow,and yet I never saw the maid en who did not declare that on no con- 1 ditiona would ahe become a second wife. It is generally considered an undesirable and unhappy lot, despite of many in stances where it proves happy and desir able. It seems prosaic to the romantic mind, albeit it often contains more love and ro mance than the first The dreaming maiden never figures as a second wife In her love visions, how ever she may figure in real life later on; yet a first marriage often fits a man to be a far tenderer husband and mors devoted lover. He remembers bis first wife only sufficiently to recall his errors and mis takes, and to avoid them in his treatment of his second. Moot girle, however, woo id prefer taking the risk of bis mis takes than deriving the benefit of his ex perience. TUB SAMS WITH WOKXM. However numerous may have been a men’s amours, a woman likes to think that she has brought a new experience into bis life In the honeymoon. A man's first lawful possession of a pure and lov ing woman for his very own would seem to mark a never to be forgotten era in his life, no matter what unhappiness may have followed; yet the human heart is a strange machine. A sweet and noble woman, whose nature was profound and full of feeling, once shocked ms with a confession. “I was bat Ti when my first hothead died/’ she eeld. ”1 worshipped him, end ws bed been ideally happy. All the world seemed a tomb tu'ter be died. I did not believe life held any Joy (or me. My only happiness lor years I found in passing whole days beside his tomb. Tel 1 married again before I was SO a man who had awakened, it seemed to me, a deeper passion in my heart than the early love. And now year after year goes by in which I forget to notice the anniversary of my first marriage or of my husband's death, so absorbed am I in this man.” As an opposite to this case I know a stubborn and selfish woman who was per sistent and constant in her violent grief at the loss of her young husband. Years passed with no abatement of her angry resentment at fate; and yet finally she entered into litigation with the aged par ents of her husband about the property. Tbs same dogged characteristics marked each event of her life. Stubborness is often a strong element in constancy to sorrow. Yet I would not wish to be understood that only stubborn and selfish natures re main faithful to dead loves. 1 think only selfish natures impose an outward expres sion of their grief on all those who come near them, but I have in mind a mao who is the soul of unselfishness and good ness of heart,who has remained true to the memory of a dead wife tor more than twenty years. He is a very cheerful man, casting sunshine about him wherever he goes, but “she is always with me,” he says. “Never a day passes that Ido not live over the four happy years of our brief wedded life. I feel her presence al ways about me, and I am not unhappy; but I could not marry another woman, for I should feel that I had two wives, she is such a living presence to me al ways.” A LOVE THAT ■ HASS. This is love in its most rarefied and spiritual type, which we seldom find in the hearts of men. This man is really living In the spirit now, and the casting aside of his body by death will be mors than the crossing of a bridge, from one side to another. Very few men love their wives with this sort of love; when they do there is no second marriage pos sible. Should any force of circumstances ren der a second marriage advisable with this man, however, and he once decided to take the step, I am not prepared to say that he would retain the memory of the first wife to any marked degree. There is something remarkably absorbing and obliterating in marriage. The living woman who shares a man’s name and home is moreengrossing than the dead angel, even if sbe Is only a wife of con venience and not of love. Even II aha Irrltatea and annoys him aha fceapa hia thoughts tram straying far away from bar. Worn an'a hearta feed on part memoriae, but tnan’a oaldom do more than nlhbto at each intangible food. A man thinka of what ha saeo, a woman of what ehe re members. He is no more dckle or un feeling than woman, hat ha Is more of a philosopher, and ba does not make him* call miserable over the irrevocable. It bohoovoo ihe woman who would not bo forgot 100 to otay alive. Ella Wukklbb Wilcox. AOnriM UIUT LM. Letter* uncalled (or at the postoAoe at North Yakima lor the week ending Doc. 1.1001: £K! c iJl a B*rry, W L, £*kff • n L Brown, P Bred bury. W CUilaod, J J Carr. A 8 Cato. E CamfloW, K Day. Tali# Davie. 8 J Evans, M A Eagan. John Everett AI an brio Hanson. J J Hacknor.Capt J W Ms ten, C R McEotrv, Mr Morfll. Hon Wm Mad note, Chao Philip*. Wm Smith, BF Stuart, Wm Smith, M H Stovooa, Dan :^»t2S2ri3S. taw calhagSor ural I|m abort |an ptoam give the dita os *pdi ad. rarltond, fUmmpvtf.f.*. TAiniA cm im. Arnold, Bcrnhordl Burleigh, 8 H Baker, H J Country man, Mao M Folker.Ooo Fry.JH _ Hill, Mrs Ed Murphy. L H McLaughlin,Mis JV Majors, Wm A Piper, Quo Parrish. Goo E Ramoey, Liasi* Rodman, Frank Ropbam, Racblto-2 Smith, Ed TbomooUg John Wood, Oscar K E- fcoroow, P. M. -11. A. Qriffln’s calory onitsovoryhodr. Try H, OkrtMHM Till!. The finest lot ol Christmas trass ever brought to North Yakima ava bow for sals at . P. J. Hbbse’s. ■MI B«UU« SftlM. Having opsned a real estate office in the Lewis A Engle block, over Chapman’s drag store, I will bo glad to have prop erty of all kinds listed with ms. es pecially farm lands. 4fi-4t Faso B. Reed. rsrai Us« at m Bargals. Fifty acres for sals in Parker Bottom, absolutely free water forever, pries low, terms one-tenth cash, balance in nine sqoal payments miming from one to nine years at 7 per cent, interest. 44-1( E. G. Pi'oslby. —A new lot of those choice Winchester hams, laid, bacon, dried beef, etc., direct from the packer, at H. A. Griffin's. —I am prepared to offer especial induce ments to parties desiring choice residence property in the healthiest, cleanest and most desirable part of the city—namely, the Capital addition. Will sell lots one fifth cash and balance in one, two, three sod foor years at 8 per cant, interest to parties who will hoild a boose costing SI,OOO. One-fourth of purchase price of lot will be rebated. Fnso R. Reed. —The finest line ol "fresh*' imported and domestic groceries in town Et H. A. Griffin’s. Small profits and prompt at tention is guaranteed. —About December 10th W. H. Chap man will display a choice lot of holiday goods in leather eases. Before baying elsewhere, he invitee you to call on him and see hie line in the Lewis-Eagle building. —Wisconsin bock wheat and foil cream cheese at H. A. Griffin’s. —Keep both eye* on the Capital ad dition. —When you want something nice to eat ring op 66. H. A. Griffin wiU answer. —ln connection with his select stock of drags, W. H. Chapman also carries the finest line of cigara in the market, mak ing the selecting of them one of his specialties. 46-2t —1 will build for any responsible party a home in the Capital addition on the in stallment plan, giving from one to five years' time to pay for same. Shall be pleased to talk with anyone meaning business. Faso R. Rsso. —Buy groceries of H. A. Griffin and receive a Christmas present. —Mrs. Cary announces a gnat reduc tion in millinery. Hats reduced from H-50 to SB. from $3.60 to $2. All otbera in proportion. This is a cash sale for a few days only to make room lor holiday goods. —Buckingham A Hecht’s boots for sale at Ditter’s. 37 —Do yon want the choicest Mocha and Java coffee in town? You can get it of H. A. Griffin. —lf you desire a loan on your farm or city property, Crip pen, Lawrence A Co. can accommodate yon. No delays. 26-tf —Sixteen yards of standard prints at $1 at Henry DitterV • W. L. Coo oily teacbee piano; also gives private lessons in singing, combined with voice collars. Will give Iseeons to coun try patrons at tbeir homes. Rooms in Syndicate block. 48-4t -Go to C. B. McEwens for ladies’ side aaddlee. He bae a splendid stock. • —lf yon have property to sell list 1 with A. L. Fix. 1-m —Fruit ef the loom and Lounadale bleached cotton at 10 cents per yard at Outer's. • —Tbs beat Una of lad lea’, gents’ and children’s woolen anderwear at Ditter’a. —Gray blankets from SI.OO op at Dittar’a. % 87 —Persona desiring do invest in bop lands shoo Id call on A. L. Fla and look over hie list. 38-tf —Hboee at reduced prices at Ditler’s to close out that line. • —Henry Ditter ia agent for the cele brated Mather kid gloves. Cell and see them. 37 —Choice oats end chop barley for aale at North Yakima Boiler Milk. 14-tf W. D. WALK 18. | T. 1. REDMAN. Walter i W (Bwaaaan tc J. H. Carpenter). Carry aa Baas Haas Asnartassat at mrjL*i*m fanot GROCERIES. 4180 A SMALL STOCK OP Staple Dry Goods Which they ars sslUna vary ehonp. Th* ssMitass of the ahnvs ina win hnpknssd to rocotvs th* potronags of thslr old frfoads and MASON OPIRA HOBS BLOCK. *~£SSSssß^Ss!as£r- Bulacsa, lltrtkiil, X&sA&SSeS Before Buying III! FrtSCDIS Doi’t Fail to See tkose Lovely (Mies in pidsh Now Displayed at H. I. ALLEN’S Por Useful, Substantial and Beautiful Christmas Gifts, these Goods are always appreciated, aud to avoid the possibilty of carrying them over, they will absolutely be sold at Less than Cost ! While not carrying an ortho dox line of holiday goods, he has in stock such useful staples, (which are really the most ap propriate these hard times) as PAPETERIES, TOILET ARTICLES, CHOICE PERFUMERY, And other articles too numerous to specify. Mr. Allen is daily expecting the arrival of a large invoice of Wall Papers Of new and beautiful designs. DON’T FORGET: PLUSH GOODS HOST 60! ATTENTION I Aaron*who wants to porrhue a Christ ■a* present can make the host selection br look lof through oar oossplete stock of HOLI DAY GOODS at “Ti elite; Opposite the Pint National Bank. how AN |OH vsSSSs jSjggjg^gg 3!EsggHNgnsitoi. tjees nests. Flint's Mis Fmli nib /Vv Believe Soppresaod assays SPOMbA °UnT™ ia ' l r\ or h weirM U in v TVSBy gold for female Imp r Tf( ntartfics. Never knoen w sealed >v lor nt. Address S' \l* MMm Bob SV. Portland, * refss. Drags Ist. North Yak- Roslyn Coal, Drr vat ui Fan Prt Always on Hand. tasndlmlirqU timtrim to nniqioM. JOHN RBBP. Asent ESCHBACH & HAMEL, NorMatoiMirLiu. sms, au us um Mumn. -“ Fincrs'&Tnlcn'CnOiJSiin • UNGER, MULLIGAN & CO. Come Early and haul me meat Bosni GRAND DRIVE! Big Bargains in Every Line! We have a Little Standing-Room Left! fall m Mil ?m mi i» Tram Bin hi Eaiuiw 3 PBESEIfT WITH EYEBT g PURCHASE! jy Remember, please, that we use no Leaders. An unvar nished tale of Low Prices from the beginning to the end.*^ UNGER, MUT LIGAN & CO. Matt Bartholet Has Removed His Stock of Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Notions, Etc., To His Hew Store-Boom, on South First Street, WHERE HE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE HIS FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS. NEW GOODS ARRIVING EVERY DAY. The CRESCENT BAKERY, < C. M. HAUSER, Proprietor, YAKIMA AVENUE. IK TRB BUILDING FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY VANCE A MULPORD. Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes, AND A SPLENDID STOCK OP Candies, Fruits, USTuita. THIS SPACE 18 RESERVED FOR SNELUNQ & MAHER, Hardware Dealers, SUCCESSORS TO LIVEBLEY A SOM. M. G. WILLS HAS REMOVED HIS SALOON And Billiard Parlors h Htr M M, YIBII lie. The na« AMs* and fonlahinfa, aom- IMabk qoartan and rriint.niM If—tmint an bald ant to tba public aalndaeamanta hr patronage, and tba mat popular and puroat ma%pa o( fine Vi». Limn ni Him Art Always to be bad at his Bar. Tbs second story of tbs' boitdinc has bean fitted op and partitiooed offiato Besut Biiiri ni Clri Him Whan cq.lum.rt aa dimoaad oaa ratin ta nolaaioa hr a aodabb Una, "hr Bom tba maddening erowd’a ignoble atvtla.” A Odaboard will aha ba hand conveniently healed ta appaan tba tblnt of up-rulr. Drop in and “Smile! ” NOTICE. •VrOTICE U HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE IN Am— lot Roll of Um Cowachle A Wlda Hollow Irrigation Dlotrlct, of Yakima Coaaty, Stola of Waabioftoo. haa btn dollrcrod to at and will baooma delinquent at 4 o’clock p. m. on tha laat Monday of Daeambar, UM; and that stuk Lwauttsiasjr m I will ba at tba following plaoaa to roooire and raoelat for pajrmanta of iniwniao (which I Kt&SSB&S£S duct, at tba Cowaehla district aohool boaw, on Monday. Daconbar 14th, USI. from 11 o’clock a. BA to 4 o'clock p. m. of aald day; and la tba Wlda Hollow fradnet, at tba WMa Hollow dla sg g3JatrJttSsr?J?ii Randanand legalholiday.) at My ofllca on my tarn la Wlda Hollow. Mora paitlealarly da acribad aa follows: N U of MBf.IRM of NEK. I “£SS=!UfcH iSf * ss^r lotlce »(Ippntunnt at School Luii S'u* mtSii&w i & .. w «[<[ of SW* me. Id, twp. IS, K. E. U, B. Chairman of tha Boefd'oV’cAdntorttnidHon n.*aL'S&,« Cßl **ap