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THE CASA GRANDE VALLEY.
Information for Those Seeking Homes In the Garden Spot of the West. Pinal comity was organized in If f'"j portions of Pima, . Maricopa and Y avaptd counties, nnd contains an area 01 .-.qis miles or S WS.KU acrca, ouo-third of w Uion So.Vld'l .made productive by a systematic atorasre of the surplus water uow running to waste. Next to Maricopa it is t.ie im portant agricultural county in the Tel i rtoi . It it traversed from east to ,,? Southern 1'aciUc railroad, and o branch of the (treat Santa Fe system is no ,sr approae -lag from the north. The objective point of this road is a connection hS JU" road, of the snine system. The Jol,her" Pacitic is also building in this direction f rom Tempe.nml it is eonndeut'.y be.ieved that work will not cease until the Deer IrwK coal Holds are reached and connection la made with another branch of that road run ning f rm Bowie to Gll.be aud now complet ed to Fort Thomas. ... . i Thus it will be seen that Pinal county is the theater of railroad building ut the urea- .. i ! - i . t . lr.rt.iilH t-llB eni nine, uuu uisiaooi a jinu county seat, will be A HAIIjKOAD CNTEB. At present it contains a population 'of nboul !iw, but w ith the completion of these two railroads and the Butte reservoir no city iu Arizona can approach it for natural tulvtutages, uud a ia.ve increase la popula tion will 'follow. Florence is at an elevation of l&i feet ahavc sea level, situated near the Gila l iver, twenty-six miles northw est at the raih-oad station of Ciisa Grande, with which it is connect- by an elegantly equipped daily stage line. Going aud eoiunif; stivRes run by the old Casa Grande ruins, and passengers are allowed a short time to in spect them. There are many handsome pri vitresi deuces in Florence, severul brick stores, (rood hotel, au excellent traded school employing four teachers, churches, secret societies, a Commercial Club, a news paper (theonlv oue in the oouuty), and the hauJ:ie:it court house in the Territory. Here is held the United States Court for tm district composed of Gila, Graham and Pinal counties. The streets are lined with shade trees, which impart au air of comtort on the warmest days. moaners or tub valley. Unlike the Salt river, the waters of the 9ila are fresh and pure; the soil contains no Alkuli, is a deep, rich gray ash, especially adapted to thB growth of the prune, olive, almond, peach, fig, pear, apricot and fruits f all kinds, w Men pay largely on the Invest ment. It is also the natural home of alfalta, which grows in the most proline manner. The grape does exceptionally well in this valley, aud wine and raisin culture is destin ed to beceme a prominent industry. Citrus fruits have been cultivated to a limited extent; there are a number of oranse trees in the neighborhood of Florence which bear their fjslden fruit each year without pro tection, and a few date palm trees are also in f ull bariuir. Theseasou is from six weeks to two mouths earlier than Southern Califor nia, which give fruit growers an appreciat ed advantage iu XH BABLT MARKETS. The absence of fosrs 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 zones are easily grown here, the lung seasons giving a succession of crops that double or treble the productive value of the land. I'mcza 07 LAND. Improved lands, with government title and "water ritrht. can be bought for from $.3) to $50 p.er acre, according to location and im provements. Ia the immediate neighbor hood aud to the south of the Casa Grande ruins there are thousands of acres covered with a heavy growth of mesquite timber jet oien to settlement. These are among the choicest in the valley. Water in inexhausti ble quantity is found at a depth of from twenty to thirty feet; in fact, a river seems to lie lowing 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 showiug what can be done, and to magnify the further fact that w hat was ouce considered AS USIKHABITABLB DESBRT Is in truth the most productive land on the grlobe. and that there is water in abundance to bring every foot of it tinder cultivation, wniy waiting for the magic wand of capital to develop it. There is no water-storage scheme on the Pacitie coast that has one-half the natural advantages aud so few engineer iog difficulties as the Butte reservoir. Here nature has built the abutments in ever-living rock, and all thnt is left for man to do is to put in the headirate, the bluffs which form the gorge being only separated by a paltry 220 foet. A country is drained through this narrow canyon 2'JO miles square, representing 40,000 square miles, or larger than iaine and Massachusetts combined. The rainfall is suf ficient to till the reservoir twice a year, and the land to be brought under cultivation is practically limitless. This may read like a fairy talc, but it is every word true, and has been verified time and again. CASA GSAHDB KE6SBVOIB. The reservoir of the Casa Grande Valley Canal company is the largest in the territory. It covers a surface of lftW 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 levue of earth has been thrown up across a depression in the plain lClXK) feet in length, VS feet in width at the bottom and if feet ill width at top, 2 to 1 slope on each side, and an average height of 25 feet. The waste is regu lated by 3 cast iron pipes 8 feet in diameter, set in solid masonry, regulated by gates and tower. This reservoir cost $ljO,(JU0, and sup plies water for o.uu) acres. Meteorological Statistics. The signal service of the general govern ment maintained a station at Florence from 1S74 to lJii The reports covering the period from July. 1880, to April, WSt, gives the follow ing statistics, which may betaken as a safe Suide to the prevailing temperature given uring the series of six yeas: Mean. Max. Min. July W5.6 111 01 August : W.5 112 60 September 61.0 1(1 3 Octoter RH.O SH 82 tfovemler 52.1 80 25 Xteceinber i .50.9 77 27 lbsi. January t ,...45.7 78 Jl February 54,7 85 21 March 54.7 Vi W April ,, 6SU 100 48 May n.1 1(4 45 June 83.7 US 44 July . B7. 112 64 August..., 84.5 110 62 September 77.5 103 50 October 67.4 8 tW Vovember ,..52.4 W 23 December 62.2 81 28 1H82. January 46.4 79 2 February 4;t. 72 27 March 57.3 VI 25 Anril 62.1 100 82 The heat as represented in the above table luring the months of June, July and August is uuvmiis use as umiearaoie as in the eastern states, ana aeatit troin 9DS8TBOKB IS UNKKOWK In fa:t, in a residence of sixteen years in Arizona the writer has only known two persons to be overcome by the heat, and tney recoveren. ineir condition, however, was more the result of whisky than heat. The air is so dry here that a registered temperature of 110 degrees is not us uppres. fcivvnnuuiccsiuoL. uiuia ur new I urK. Tho Signal Service burenu has recognized this fact, and reports the difference between the apparent and sensible temperature to be fulls 80 decrees. At nearly all times there is a pleasant breeze; the nights are invariably cool in the summer, and out-door labor is pertormea witnout serious discomfort to either man or beast on the wannest days. Very seldom does the thermometer get he low the freezing point iu winter, andin the garden of Florence to-day are castor bean plants two years or more old, USTOUCHBD BT IBOST, Oranje and lemon trees require slight pro tection during the winter for a year or two until the wood is sufficiently hardened. ' While ft 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, and there are numbers of active industriouscitizens, with but one lung, who came 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 Pacifie railway in the vicinity of Casa Grande and Ari.ola is at present, and w ith good 1 i n, considered one of the most desiralbe gtMtionsof this magnificent Southern Ari 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 aro that the Florence canal was completed and the work of actual improvement begun. It is useless to deny that under our presont water system there is .nothing like a sulli cient water to irrigate this vast body of land TUB CASA GHASDR VALLBY CANAL is forty-three miles in length and covers 60,000 acres of land, about 7,000 of which are Under cultivation. It is so constructed that it can be easily enlarged aud its capacity in creased. A reservoir covering l.iiOO acres, having storage capacity of eight billion gal lons, 111 the southeast oorner of township 6, runge H, gives ample supply of water the year round to all farmers located below it, but those above suffer by a shortage of water during a few weeks in summer. It is pr6osed to remedy this by the con struction of a huge reservoir at the Unites, fifteen miles northeast of Florence. Com petent engineers haveexamiued aud reported upon the scheme and pronounce it feasible. NO DOG DAYS. And Mad Doga Are Few and Far Between. 5o Says a Reliable Authority on iHh Blatters Hence We Should Not Cry "Mail Dog'' Too , Soon. Now, the very first observation we have to make on-this subject is that there are no such days in, the year's cal endar as "dog days." There are no days on which, and there is no kind of weather during which, tt dog is pecul iarly liable to rabies. Eabies is a rare disease at all seasons of the year, and there are no more cases of rabies in July or August than in December or January. It follows, therefore, that there is no more reason to dread our family friend, the dog, in hot weather than in cold, and no more reason to dread hydrophobia from his bite at one time of the year than at another. The phrase "dog days" is a false and mis leading phrase, which all .humane per sons ought to avoid in the interest of the dog. We have said, and we repeat, that hydrophobia is one of the rarest of dis eases; and that when it appears to be developed, we believe it. in the vast ma jority of cases, to be a simulated dis ease, produced by a morbid imagina tion. We do not go so far as to assert that it is never caused by the bite of a rabid animal; and therefore we would advise that all proper care should be taken to destroy without delay all bd imals that are affected with rabies. Yet here again we must recall the fact that rubies itself is one of the rarest of nil the diseases with which dogs and other animals are affected. When we hear the cry of "Mad dog!" the chances are millions to one that the dog is not mad ; it is the people who are Hi ad with ter ror. In the 30 years since the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established our officers and agents have been constantly on the outlook, but no undoubted case of rubies has ever fallen under their ob servation or within their knowledge; and of over 160,000 dogs and other email animafe which have been cared for at our shelter during the past three years, not one single case of rabies has been -found. These facts 'sufficiently prove that rabies israre in this city nnd in thisstate; butthere issuch a disease, and it is important for the public, as well as yourself, that you should know whether a sick dog is or is not rabid. If you will note the following facts you will have no difficulty. You will prob ably find them to be quitfe different from the popular fancies by which most persons are misled. i. It is supposed that a mad dog dreads water. It is not so. The mad dog is very likely to plunge his head to the eyes in water, though he cannot swallow it and laps it with difficulty. 2. It is supposed that a mad dog runs about with evidences of intense excite ment. It is irot so. The mad dog never runs about In agitation; he never gal lops; he is always alone, usually in a strange place, where he jogs along slowly. If he is approached by dog er man he shows no sign of excitement, but when the dog or man is hear enough he snaps and resumes his-solitary trot. 3. If a dog barks, yelps, whines or growls that dog is not mad. The only eound a mad dog is ever known to emit is a hoarse howl, and that but seldom, Even blows will not extort an outcry from a mad dog. Therefore, if any dog, under any circumstances, utters any other sound than that of hoarse howl, that dog is Dot mad, 4. It is supposed that the mad dog irotus at the mouth. It is not so. If dog's jaws are covered or flecked with white froth, that dog is not mad. The surest of all sin that a doer is mad is a thick and' ropy brown mucus clinging to nis nps, winch he often tries vainly to tear away with his paws or to wash away with water. 5. If your own dog is bitten by any other dog, watch hii carefully. If he is infected by rabies you will discover eigns of it ipo&ably in. from six to ten days. Then he will be restless, often fretting up oniy to Tje down, again, changing his position impatiently, turning f rom side to side, and constant ly licking or scratchingsome particular part of his head, limbs, or body. He will be irritable and inclined to dash at other animals, and he will sometimes snap at objects which he imagines to be near him. He will be excessively thirsty, lapping water eagerly and often, Then there will be glandular swellings about his jaws and throat, and he will vaiDly endsavor to rid himself of a thick, ropy, mucous discharge from his mouth and throat. If hecan he will probably stray away from home and trot slowly and mournfully along" the highway 6r across country, meddling with neither man nor beast unless they approach him, and then givinga single snap. The only exception to this behavior occurs ia ferocious dogs, which, during the earlier stage of excitefmeat, may at tack any living object in sight. Our Animal Friends --Within a short neriod a fmint. 9inn. (Ind.) hen has laid three ennra oanh eight inches in cSrcumfereace, . THE NEW-YORK WVi It gives all important news of the Nation. It gives all important news of the World. It gives the most reliable parket reports. It gives brilliant and instinctive editoiials; It gives fascinating short stories. It gives an unexcelled agricultural department. It gives scientific and mechanical information. It gives illustrated fashion articles. It gives humorous illustrations It gives entertainment to young and old. It gives satisfaction everywhere to everybody. 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