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THE CASA GFtANDE VALLEY.
Information for Those Seeking Homes In the Garden Spot of the West. Pinalconnty was organized irl 18J5 from portions of Pima. Maricopa and Yavapai counties, and eoutaius an area of 5.3R8 square miles, or ,135,5a) acreB, one-third of wnien could be made productive by a systematic stornge of the surplus water now running to waste. Next to Maricopa it is the most im portant agricultural county in the Territory. It it traversed from east to west toy the Southern Paciic railroad, and a branch of the great Santa Fe system )s now approach ing from the north. The objective point of this read is a connection with the Sxmora toad, ef the same system. The (southern Pacific is also building in this direction f rom Temue,and It is confidently believed .that work will not cease until the Deer CreeK coal fields are reached and connection Is made with another branch of that road run ning treat Bowie to Glebe and now complet ed to Fort Thomas. , . . Thus it will be seen that Pinnl county is the theater of railroad building at the pres ent time, and inside of a year Florence, the tounty seat, will be A. BAU.KOAD CB.HTBB. At present it contains a population .of about 15UU, but with the completion of these two railroads and the Butte reservoir no feitv ill Arizona fnri tfwirnarh it for natural advantages, and a large increase in popula tion will follow. Florence is at an elevation of 155S feet abeve sea level, situated near the Gila river, twenty-six miles northwest of the railroad station of Casa Grande, with which it is connected by aa elegantly equipped daily stage line. Going and coming stages tun by the old Casa Grande ruins, and passeaa-ers are allowed a short time to in spect them. There are many handsome pri vate;re3idenees in Florence, several brick stores, good hotel, an excellent graded school employing four teachers, churches, secret societies, a Commercial Club, a news paper (the enly one in the county), and the haadsemest caurt house in the Territory. Here is held the United States Court for the district composed ef Gila, Graham and Pinal counties. The streets are liued w ith shade trees, which impart au air of comfort ou the warmest days. raopcen of me valxby. Unlike the Salt river, the waters of the Gila are fresh and pure; the soil contains no alkali, is a deep, rich gray ash, especially adapted to the growth of the prune, olive, alinoad. peach, fig, pear, apricot and fruits ef all kinds, which pay largely on the invest ment. It is else the aaturai home of alfalfa, which grows in the most prolific manner. The grape does exceptionally well in this valley, and wine and raisin culture is destin ed to became a prominent industry. Citrus fruits have been cultivated to a limited extent; there are a number of oranee trees in the neighborhood of Florence w hich bear their gelden fruit each year without pro tection, and a few date palm trees are also in full bearing. The season is from six weeks to two months earlier than Southern Califor nia, which gives fruit growers an appreciat ed advantage in THB SABXY M ASSETS. . The absence of fogs and nightly dews is a formidable obstacle to the destructive and unsightly scale-bug, and the fruits of the valley are all bright and clean. All the agri cultural products of temperate and semi tropic sones are easily grown here, the long seasons giving a succession of crops that 'double or treble the productive value of the land. P'HlClS Of LAUD. , Improved lands, with government title arid water right, can be bought for from iU to $50 per acre, according to location and im provements. In the immediate neighbor hood and to the south of the Casa Grande tuins there are thousands of acres covered with a heavy growth of mesquite timber yet open to settlement. These are among the choicest in the valley. Water is inexhausti ble quantity is found at a depth of from twenty to thirty feet; ill fact, a river seems to be flowing underneath. Here is a splen did opportunity to take up and improve land with a pumping system of irrigation, which is said to be successful on small tracts. However, with the completion of the Butte reservoir, pumping will be a thing of the past, and it is only mentioned here for the purpose of showing w hat can be done, and to magnify the further fact that what was once considered AN UHISHABITABLB DESERT Is in truth the most productive land on the globe; and that there is water in abundance to bring every foot of it under cultivation, pnly waiting for the magic wand of capital to develop it. There is no water-storage scheme on the Pacific coast that has one-hnif the natural advantages and so few engineer ing difficulties as the Butte reservoir. Here nature has built the abutments in ever-living rock, and ail that is left for man to do is to put in the headgate, the bluffs which form the gorge being only separated by a paltry (20 feet. A country is drained through this narrowcanyon 200 miles square, representing 40,000 square miles, or larger than Muine and Massachusetts combined. Therainfall is suf ficient to fill the reservoir twice a year, and the land to he brought nnder cultivation is practically limitless. This may read like a fairy tale, but it is every word true, and has been verified time and again. CASA GRAD BB8BBVOIB. The reservoir of the Casa Grande Valley Canal company is the largest in the territory. It covers a surface of HJ0 acres, with an aver age depth of 12 feet, and contains about eight -thousand million gallons of water. It is sit uated fifteen miles southwest of Florence. A levee of earth has been thrown up across a depression in the plain 14,000 feet in length, 125 feet in width at the bottom and 23 feet in width at top. 2 to 1 slope on each side, and an average height of 25 feet. The waste is regu lated Dy s cast iron pipes a reel in ammeter. set in solid masonry, regulated ry gates am tower. This reservoir cost SlsO.OOO, and sup plies water for 6,000 acres. Meteorological Statistics. The signal service of the general govern ment maintained a station at Fioreme from 1874tolHa. The reports covering the period from Julv. 1880. to AuriL 1882. gives the follow ing statistics, which may be taken as a safe guide to tne prevailing temperature given during tne series ui si A yco: lfytO. Mean. Max. Min. -July SS.8 . Ill 61 August W.5 112 00 September 81.0 107 48 October 68.0 ( 82 November 52.1 60 25 December 50.8 11 II? January...' 45.7 78 21 February.. 54.7 85 21 March. 54.7 S3 M April. ,,!iii; fW.l 100 48 May 74.7 104 45 June: t 83.7 118 44 July 87.0 112 B4 August 84.5 110 62 September 77.5 103 50 gctober B7.4 08 86 November 52.4 80 26 December 52.2 81 28 1882. January 46.4 74 2S February 40.5 72 27 March 57.8 82 25 Anril 62.1 100 82 The heat as represented in the above table luring the months of June, July and August is nothing like as unbearable as in the Jtastern states, ana aeatn irom 8DXBTBOKB IS UXKOWR Tn 9 act. In a residence of sixteen1 teftrs In Arixona the writer has only known two persons to be overcome by the heat, and they recovered, ineir condition, nowever, - was more the result of whisky than heat. The air is so dry here that a registered temperature of 110 degrees is not as oppres sive as txiaegrees in t. lam is or new york. The Signal Service bureau has recognized this fact, and reports the difference between the apparent and sensible temperature to be fulls 80 degrees. At nearly all times there is m pleasant breeze") the nights are invariably eool in the summer, and out-door labor is performed without serious discomfort to .either man or beast on the warmest days, very seldom does the thermometer get be low the freezing point in winter, andin the gardens of Florence to-day are castor bean plants two years or more old, UKTOUCHBD BY FBOST. Orange and lemon trees require slight pro tection during the winter for a year or two, until the wood is sufficiently hardened While it Is a popular thing for one to say that he is "not here for his health," it is an undisputed fact that for all pulmonary ail ments no climate on earth is equal to South ern Arizona, andthere are numbers of active, industrious citizens, with but one lung, who eame here years ago, expecting to live but a few weeks. But for all that, the wonderful Casa Grande valley is something better than a health resort. That portion of the great Casa Grande valley lying along the line of the Southern Pacific railway in the vicinity of CasaGrande and Arizola is at present, and with good 1 e isen, considered one of the most desiralhe tortious of this inagoiuceut Southern Art- zona. Great changes have been made In t 'e appearance of this part of the valley during the last four years. It was about that long ago that the Florence canal w as completed and the work of actual improvement begun. It Is useless to deny that under our present water system .ttiere is iothing Like a suffi cient water to irrigate this vast body of luna TUB CASA QBAKDS VALLEY CANAL Is fortv-three mites in lenirth and edvra 09.000 acres of laud, about 7,000 of which are under cultivation, it is so constructed that it can be easily enlurged and its capacity in creased. A reservoir covering l.tvuo acres, having storage capacity of eight billion gal lons, Tn the southeast corner of township 6, range 8, gives ample supply of water the year round to all farmers located below it, but those above suffer by a shortage of water aurtnft si few weeks in summer. , It Is proposed to remedy title by the con struction of a huge reservoir at the Buttes, iifteeu miles northeast of Florence. Com petent engineers have examined and reported upon the scheme and pronounce it feasible. "LEAVE TO PRINT." Congressional Record Contains Speeches Never Delivered. A Custom That Is Banded Down Pre an Time Immemorial Extensive Privileges Aeeorded Some Members. The greater part of the contents of the congressional record these days is composed of belated revisions of re marks made in the house while the Dingley tariff bill was under discus sion, or post-mortem observation on the general subject of the bill, which are printed by the authority of the house contained tn the special order for regulating the consideration of the measure in the house. It provided that for 20 days subsequent to the final vote on the .passage of the bill members might print in the record extensions of remarks made in the debate, or, if they bo desired, speeches no part of which had been delivered. This prac tice of granting "leave to print" has come down to the present from the mists of antiquity, as it were, and no one knows its origin. It is and has been grossly abused, and at times has been the occasion of animated discus sions in the bouse es to the right of a member to insert remarks he never made in the house. Representative Wheeler, of Alabama, holds the record for expansion, under "leave to print." Getting the floor for a single minute on one occasion, mem' bers were astounded to see in the record the next morning that in that minute he had delivered himself of about four pages of the record, a space which ordinarily covers an hour to an hour and a half of proceedings. Dr. Hunter, a member from Illinois, whose speech on the tariff bill appeared re cently, seems likely to give the genial Alabamian a close brush for first place, His post-mortem effort covers 23 pegea of the record and is believed to be an unequaled performance in its line. The withholding of speeches for re vision, a practice also sanctioned by hoory-headed precedent, is subject to criticism. There is apparently no rule regulating the matter, and the conse quence Is that the record occasionally fails to fully record the proceedings. A merrJber on one occasion made a speech tie newspaper report of which formed the basis of an attack by his opponent in the next campaign. The congressman denied having uttered the remarks attributed to him, and ap pealed to the record to sustain him The challenge was eagerly accepted by his HValt who cot being up to ail the tricks of congressmen, was covered with confusion at his failure to find the alleged speech. The member had simply "withheld his remarks for re vision," and then calmly pocketed them. In the old days of the Congressional Globe the reporters of debates were the victims of this practice. Among the traditions at the capitol is one in which the late Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, at one time speaker, was the chief actor. The story goes that at one stage of his career Mr. Banks was a pnpil of teacher of elocution in Washington, and he sought every opportunity en the floor of the house to practice the uH. Many of these speeches, evidently, he did not care to embalm for posterity in the enduring record of the house pro ceedings. After haviDg concluded he would ask the reporter to withold the manuscript from the printer and give it to him for revision. These speeches, it is related, he never returned, and subsequently a chestful or two were found in his room. In those days the Globe reporters were paid four dollars a column for their work as it appeared in print, and it cost them about one dollar of this to transcribe their notes. So it may easily be inferred that that part of the tradition is true which avers that whenever Mr. Banks rose to Bpeak a groan traversed the reporters' bench. N. Y. BUnj A Wonderful Work. The new rnilrrwi1 ViridiyA nvi the banube river, which has just been conn pietea, is the largest in the world, and one of the most important, and the Roumanian government is enjoying its possession with a well earned senti ment of complacent pride. The new bridge is 13,325 feet long without ap proaches, which would make some bun3 dreds of feet additional. The largest vessels that sail the Danube can pass under it at the highest tide, as the low er Tafters of the superstructure are 10$ feet above hifrri WDtnrmarlr fiATnAiMiMt of the length of this bridges may be gained by comparison with the other great bridges of th nrnriH Tiw bridge, Scotland, is 10,725 feet: the Mississippi Dnage at Memphis, 10,600 feet: the Forth riridn-n &nlnrf t enn feet; the Morody bridge in Galacia, A Oft, . a . . . -. i . ,ow leei, ana tne bridge over the Volga near Svsran. 4.700 feet. Th rn mi Ha bridge lias one Span of 620 feet and juur oi aa leeteacn. n. Y. Ledger. Assumed a Disguise. fteportcr You didn'tcatch the thief 1 Sheriff No:' he chnnn-eri riio nnmd ten miles back and threw me off the 1 rack. J udge. 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