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The Fort Simmner Review VOL 2-NO 15. FORT SUMNER, (Surinyslde Pot office), GUADALUPE COUNTY, N. M., OCTOBER 23, 1909. $1 A YEAR, CASH, Urton Lake Project. Fort Sumner to Have a G.eat Irrigation Project in the Near Future. The Urton Lake Project, com prising 71,000 acres, lying in the Pecos Valley tributary to Fort Sumner is to be commenced very soon. A strong: company which was recently organized has con tracted with the Territorial Carey Act Board to take the project over and complete it As is generally known, the United States, through its agent, W. M. Reed, appropriated the waters of the Pecos river and its tributaries in 1903, and segrega ted about 100,000 acres of land for the project, but, having other projects under way, has never had sufficient funds to justify lh 5 Government in commencing the construction. During the last session of Con g ess the Carey Act was extend ed to Arizona and New Mexico, and the last session cf the Territorial Legislature passed what is known as the Act Accept ing the Carey Act and constitut ing the Carey Act Board, com posed of Govenor Cuiry, the Land Commissioner and the Tr ricorial Engineer, which Board has had turned over to it all the plats and surveys made by the United States Government and has let the contract to have the dam and canal completed. The work will evidently be commenc ed as soon as they can possibly get on the ground and ' assemble raen and material. This great enterprise will give Fort Swr.iifr sroh a boom as she . has n?ver had.KS the ííin for diverting the water ... from the Pecos river will le constructed oí sona concrete, tnree nines above town? at á cost of nearly 1,000,000 and three, miles of heavy cutting and framing will have to be done before the canal reaches town at a very heavy cost. After the canal reaches Fort Sumner it will run through comparitively level ground and it will not cost so much per mile The next work in importance will be the construction of the subsidary resevoirs on the Taiban and Sibalo. The next heavy work will be the Head-gate and outlet for the main Urton Lake resevoir which is a natural basin three miles wide and seven miles long, which is intended to hold a suffi cient amount of water to irrigate many thousand acres below the rssevoir. A line of the canal will run from the head-gate back up the river almost to old Fort Sumner; the Urton Lake being 240 feet higher than the Pecos river at that point, thus allowing the canal to run back up the river. This will be the largest enterprise of the kind in New Mfcxco, and will only be exceeded by the Elephant Butte on the Rio Grande. Taking soil and climate into consideration will make it one of j the most desirable irrigation pro jects in the west, and another great consideration is the fact of it being on the A. T. &S. F. Ry., thus assuring us rhe best railway facilities. This project has been watched with interest by thousands of people who will not be slow to rush in and try to get in on lhe "ground floor." 'yCome and help 03 to build the greatest town in the greatest cojín 7 o i earth. layer Baylor, of Tnaidoi. Colo. . i.it at laat an. nounced that tie .body, of Kitiand other expenses of the county? Ca.s 'ti . T !: 'r" .v u rest in Maybe wo have invested too peace in his tol'.ú) .tlaos. heavily in Ailing machines. . A Letter. Editor Fort Sumner Review: I What has been done in the year 1 1909 in the cultivation of the soil í has gone into history, and the time nas arrived when every practical farmer should make his plans for the next season and not wait until spring. An Allwise Providence has arranged every thing for man's benefit, but he must take hold and assist nature at the proper time. The air is charged with such ingredients, that plant life, to flourish prop erly, must have cultivation, and j here is where men must act his part. Do your plowing in the fall and early winter for iext season's crop, keep the surface of your plowed field loose and mellow. This will attract the nitrogen. The air we live in is about 80 per cent nitrogen, which is a great benefit to all plant life and yet it is strange at this time in history, so many men that call themselves farmers take no ad vantage of such blessings; that is the reason we hear of the worn out farms of New England and the unproductive cotton-fields of the South. To those who wait until the last moment in spring, and then rush out and turn up to a hot dry sun, 30 or 40 acres be fore he harrows, is doing himself and family a great injustice, be sides the country he lives in. ' I agree with Secretary of Ag riculture Wilson, when he says the nitrogen in the air is worth to the' farmers of the country, millions of dollars annually if they would but take advantage of it. Soil treated, in the manner jtuggested will require less mois ture and retain it. nuich longer. Ihe soil of the Fort Sumner val ley 1s the most fr!able and easest to gea t good seed bed than any where I have lived. The past season has fully demonstrated that the soil of the valley is ca pable of producing many paying crops, and some of them even ex cellent in quality. Some of the products have made themselves famous. ! Chief amongst this number is the cantaloupe; pro nounced by experts to be super ior to the famous "Rocky Ford," and the "best they ever ate." Then comes our Irish and sweet potatoes;., the quality as good as the best. Also our beets, toma toes, and last but by far not the least our celery, some of it tall enough to. be sold by the foot. To those contemplating plant ing fruit trees, all the abovj men tioned crops can be put in be tween the rows for at least three years. Your tsees occupy about one-eighth of the land. An aare of cantaloupes contains about sixteen hundred hills. Six can taloupes to the hill makes two hundred crates per acre. Sweet potatoes, seven thousand hills to the acre. Irish potatoes, twelve thousand hills per acre. You can readily see what can be produced fin an npro fff vnllov lnnrl An- ther(J fa but ,ttle doubt but it will produce the "big red ap ple," peaches, pears, cherries and grapes. We have for a market all points west of us to El Paso, and as we are on the "Cut-off" of the great Santa Fe system we can reach all points east and help supply the big demand for a first-class cantaloupe. R. C. NlSBET. The returns of the Assesor of Guadalupe County show $2,281, 018. Why are we not able to pay our county officials . their salary Serial! 010120 to 010130. NOT COAL LAND. Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office, at Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 18. 1909. Notice is hereby given that R. P. Ervien, Commissioner of Public Lands of the Territory of New México, filed in this office ort May 20, 1909, un;lr the provisions of the Act of ("miltcs of June 21, 1898, Indemnity Scion) i.ard Selections, for the following desci tracts of Land: I List 694. Serial 010120. LoLf 1.21! 3, 4 sw of aw, se of aw, ne of se, nw of e, sw of se, se of se Sec. 1. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, ne of sw, nw of sw, sw of sw. Sec. 2 T. 4n. R. 20 E. N.U.P.M. 643.12 acres. List 695. Serial 010121. Se of sw, Sec. 2, T. 4n., R 20 E., n.m.p.m. Neof sw, Sec. 2, T. 4 N. , R. 21 E., N.M.P.M. nw of sw, ne of se, nw of se Sec. 2. Ne of sw, nw of sw, sw of sw, se of sw, ne of se, nw of se, sw of se, se of se, Sec. 3. Ne of sw, nw of sw, sw of sw, Sec. 4, T. 4n., R. 21 E., n.m.p.M. 640 Acres. List 696. Serial 010122. Se of sw, ne of se, nw of se, sw of se, se of se, ne of sw, nw of sw, sw of sw, se of sw, ne of se, nw of se, sw of se, se of se, Sec. 5. Ne of se, nw of se, se of se, Sec. 6, T. 4 N., R. 21 E., N. It. P. H. 64o acres. List 697. Serial 010123. Lot 6, Sec. 6. Sw of ne, sw of nw, se of nw. Sec. 8. Sw of ne, te of ne, sw of nw, se of nw, ne of sw, nw of sw, sw of sw, se of sw, ne of se, nw of se, aw of se, se of se, Sec. 9, T. 4 R 21 E., N. M. r. L. 599 acres. ' List 698. Serial 010124. Sw of ne, se of nw, Sec 10. Ne of ne, nw of ne, sw of ne, se of ne, ne of nw, ae of nw, Sec 11. Ne of ne, nw of ne, sw of ne, se of ne, ne of nw, nw of n w, sw of nw, se of nw. See. 12, T. 4 N., R21 E., N. M. P. M. 640 acres. List 699. Seilal 010125 Ne of ne, nw of ne, sw of ne, se of ne, ne of nw, nw of nw, sw of nw, se of nw, neof sw, nw of sw, sw of sw, se of sw, ne of se, nw of se, sw of se, se of se, Sec. 17,' T. 4 N., B 21 EC, K. al. Jf.v, 640 acref, List 700. Serial 010126. Ne of ne,- nwof ne, swofe, See. 19. Ne of nw, nw of nw( se of nw, Sec, 20, T. 4 N., R. 21 E., M. m. p. m. Ne of sw, Lot 5, se of sw, ne of ee, nw of se. Sec. 6, ne of ne, sw of ne, se of ne, ne of nw, se of nw, Ser:. 7, T. ,4 N R. 22 E., N. M. P. M. 557.01 acreB. List 701. Serial 010127. Lots 1, 2, Sec. 7, T. 4 N R. 22 E., Lota 2, 3, 4, Sec. 2, Lots 1, 2, 3, Sec. 3, T. 4 N., U. 23 E., N. M. P. M. 316.47 acres. List 70 Serial 010128. Lot 4, sw of sw, se of sw, Sec. 3, Lota 1, 2, 3, 4, Sec. 4. Lot 4, ne of sw, nw of sw, Sec. 6, Lot 1. Sec. 6, T. 4 N. , R. 23 E., N. M. p. M. 358 61 acres. List 703. Serial 010129. Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, ne of sw, ne of ne, nw of , Sec. 6. Ne of nw, nw of nw, Sor. 10. T. i M., R. 3 E. Nc i f n', r.w of i.e. swot ne, se of ne, no of si', nw of si1, sw of se, Sec. 13, T. 5 N'., Ií. lí) H., n.m.p.m. 543.69 acres. List 704. Serial 010130. So o: Fe, Sec. 13, T. 5 N., R. 19 E., Ne of se, nw of sp, sw of se, se of se, Sec. 1), T. 5 N , R 20 E. Ne of ne, nw of ne, sw of ne, se of ne, ne of nw, nw of nw, sw of nw, se of nw, Sec. 15, T. 5 N., R. 20 E., N. M. P. M. 520 acres. Any and all persons claiming adverse ly the lands described, are advised to file their claims, or objections, on or before the 23rd day of November, 1909. Manuel R. Otero, Register. Notice of the above will be published in the Fort Sumner Review, published at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, which I hereby designate as the newspaper published nearest the lands described. Manuel R. Otero, Register. 15-15 Stop Listening. Stop, look and listen! Coun terfeit $500 bills are said to be in circnlation. Mineral Wells In dex. Been listening for more'n a week, but nobody has tried to pay his subscription with one of 'em yet Lakewood Progress. - Still waiting, looking and lis tening here too. Let's know when you catch the hrst one, please. Texico Trumpet. Aw, come out of it! You'd all drop dead with heart disease if you heard a noise a $5UU even if it was counterfeit. bill,' Valley Notes. TomKenneyis now at home: in a new house on his farm. , See Earickson 's New line Dry i Goods before buying elsewhere, J. H. Keeling has purchased! trees for a ten acre orchard and ; e:.pects to plant in December Dr. Win. Fitch has ordered week looking after his mercan- Store, trees for his orchard and con- tile business. ,. B. Wilraoth, the painter ao tracted for his farm house. j Children's underwear in all Werhanger. has just finish re ; Any suit of Clothes in the house styles and prices at Blankenship painting and papering theGarver at cost for cash. Look at them & Co. residence, at Earickson & Co. ; T llw, . .... The Review. J. D. McCarty and Thomas ! Kenney have each purchased a. team of horses from W. G. Mc ' Canne. Dr. W. R. Franklin writes that he and Ralph will plant 30: eres of orchard this winter. j I We are sole agents for Chase Á Sanborns Celebrated Coffees, try them Earickson & Co. J. B. Wilmeth has ju3t finished papering and painting the Williamson cottage. pred laid The water pipes are now and are supplying water over ! neece-Iined underwer at Blank most of the townsite of Fort j enshiy & Co's. Sumner. Mrs. J. L. Lovelace of Albu- Govener Curry has appointed L. C. VanHecke as delegate to the Dry Farming Congress, tobe held at Billings, Mont., Oct 25 29. The election to determine whether the Herd Law shall be adopted in this, the 12th Precinct wjll be held on November 6th, 1909, at the office of J. A. Per kins, J. P. , Semp LumberCo. has just re ceived a large consignment " of ! eu a mle nisijrnineni oí Lincoln Paints, Kalsomine, Oil and Roof Paints. . mu , .. iiicie are iuur new nouses go- ii:g up along Sum. er Ave ua t us week besides the extension of the telephone line. Earickson & Co. have just re ceived a car of Fancy and Stand ard canned Vegatables, including the Famous Richelieu Jams, Mincemeat, and other items too numerous to mention. J. A. Northington has a hrge pipe cutting and thieading ma chine installed iu his shop and u otherwise equipped tj do firs!.-i class pkmjlng woik. Mrs. Virginia Keys, daughter of Lucían B. Maxwell of Land Grant fame, who once owned the old Fort Sumner Military reser vation, is here visiting. Mrs. Keys is a sister of Mrs. Manuel Abreu and Mrs. P. M. Jaramillo. There are now over 180 pupils in our schools. Our teachers are doing their best; but can not do justice to their pupils nor them selves until we have better schcoi rooms. We need another room ! and another teacher at once. John Kinney was here with another party of Rockford, Ills. people this week. Mr. Kenny is becoming more enthusiastic ev ery visit he makes. He says his family crowd will plant 300 acres of orchard duriug the winter and spring, and that another year will make a wonderful transfor mation in this valley. William Loomis was among those who purchased land last week. Mr. Loomis says some people get pleasure out of a $3,000 automobile; but he thinks he can get more out of building an ideal gentleman's home in a climate like ours and spending six months in the year watching nnnlfsi nonr-hpa nnH o-ranes crow. Md the othej. Bx months telUn. people back east what a lot enjoyment they are missing. of i , Personal. D. J. McCanne returned Friday from a business trip to Artcsia. Miss Carrie Bullock was visit - ing friends here Wednesday, Mrs. M. A. Rooney has been underthe doctor's care this week, R. RlanlifiTishin is town this Tommie, the "six foot baby" of Mr. and Mm D. Hoodenpyle arrived from Texico Friday to; visit his parents. A Ladips Circlo nf the VV O ;W. was inaugurated on Thursday the 24th inst., with Miss Adalina Jaramillo, Guardian, and Mrs. S. Katz clerk- Mrs. Belle Hixon visited rela- tives and friends here this week j and started Thursday for Califor nia where they will make their future home. The finest line of woolen and ! Quer;u-?, after visiting her husband and son, Dr. W. K. Lovelace, for several days turned home Wednesday. Fred Miller, Auditor for Kemp Lumber Company is in town this week. Howard C. Hunt oí Den ver and G. W. Berger of Beloit, Wis., are hre this week in the interest of the Fairbanks-Morse Co. Everybody who 'has phone- Is clamoring tor telephone connec- j tion with the depot We all have I more business with the railwav : ,;fk i im jvuv ui i aftd it would make the people ' who pay the freight feel better if the railway company would show a disposition to accomodate the public Miss Bessie Wisdom, who is leaching the public schoal at Alamo, was in town last Satur day and while here contracted j with A. A. Wells to build a house on her lots. E. E. MahafTey was in town this week trading witn our mer- chants. He has just returned from a trip through western Texas and says that crops are about as good here as in Texas. The engagement is announced of Miss Felicita Swabecher and Enrique Sandoval, popular and well known young people of our town. The wedding will take next month. Ste the best s ock of dress goods, ladies coats and skir.s at Blankenship's. Vaughn, s ;venty-two miles west of us and 2,000 feet higher had a snow and sleet storm on Tuesday. This illustrates the difference in altitude. Fort Sumner where you can enjoy the finest weather on earth L. M, Disney came in Wednes-' day from a western trip in which he spent several days at Santa Fe. He says that work will commence very soon on the Ur ton Lake project Engineers are expected to arrive within a few days to begin preliminary work. This will set the ball to rolling and things are sure to move from here on. Mrs. Disney and chil dren are with Mr. Disney on this trip and will inspect the irrigated valley before leaving for their home. way not sena a copy the Rerview back home? L0CALETTES j We want your Cash business and will make prices to et it, Earickson & Co's. j A fine line of clothing, cheap for cash at Blankenship & Co'e One Year j One Dollar. N. Madrid has received an installed three fine billard anJ !p1 tables this week in his new establishment and is expecting three more tables next week. The best and most up-to-date line of men's and boys hats 'ever brought to Guadalupe County at Blankenship's. W. E. Chapman, who lives tea miles north of town, says that he and his neighbor will market abaut six tuns of broom coin this season and that he intends to plant only broom corn next year. The most complete assortment of woolen over-shirts at Blank enship and Co's. By far the handsomest billiard table in these parts was installed last week in the Palace and as a consequence the devotees of the I game keep it busy. O. B. Earickson, F. A. Manza nares, Henry Reinhardt ÍJeis Curtis and Thomas . Fitzgibbon returned the first ef the week from Albuquerpue Where the There is nothing better we know of for all kidney troubles than Pineules. These pills are really excellent in cases of weak back and backacke, pains in the neck of the bladder, rheumatic pain and kindred ailments, due to weakened, disordered , kidneys. Sold by Sunnyside Drug Co. Cor Sale 120 acres of patented land, within 5 miles of Fort Sumner; living water; a choice place for a dairy ranch; cheap -for cash. C. W. Foor. WANTED: Pictures of Old Fort Sumner. Anyone having or knowing of pictures of Old Fort Sumner will please communicate with L. C. VanHecke Have just received a car each ' Wolfs Premium Flour, Corn and Chop, Potatoes and Onions, Can ned Goods, Sugar, Alfalfa, Windmills, Casing pipe and Fix tures. It will pay you to get you to our prices before buying else where. Earickson & Co. A. B. Harris and A. P. Anaya returned on Sunday morning's train from El Paso, where they witnessed the meeting of Presi- rlúnto Toff on) PIÍq7 ( nv of laoaf Come tothey caim tQ haVg but aU Brown has to show as a suvenier of that historical event is a limp from some badly trampled corns, i while Paco driv' in covered with I glory and a medal that looks as big as a four-bit dish pan. Now. who wins? Edgar B. Lovelace is rapidly im proving his place, 2 1-2 miles north of town, and it's safe bet that for the lanjta of tine he's been on it, he has more improve ments than any one else around here can show. The place is cll " fenced, a fine four-r o.n jabilor.i cottage, a fino well, with' au' 1 abundance of real wet wster. ,and Friday e caught him in th net of cscoiirtitijr a brand neir i wind mill hh'm.