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Thirty-Four (Newspaper) - April 2, 1879, Las Cruces, New Mexico Published at DONA ANA X M OF SUBSCRIPTION Can Toit Elz 1.50 Titos Months A ARNOLD unit RATES OF ADVERTISING Oso Itch one 2.00 Iiii 1.50 for line 25 A on time on of ttt AU such be of tiso which timt will to Sy CHUCKS X VOL I X M WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 1879 NO 16 The public j obtained from the general step towards the to the said territories for education of children should be to provide ble and commodious houses with the necessary paratus furniture and rial for the proper instruction of the scholars As iong as the county owns u o school buildings but depends upon the teachers to provide rooms maps blackboards etc and the scholars to furnish the desks and seats the children are almost sure to be crowded i together in small dark poorly ventilated and worse furnished rooms and good results are not to be expected Each precinct should own purposes of the internal nue collected within their ders and we see no reason why our present Delegate may not with the co-operation oY the legislature obtain the same favorable legislation for New Mexico These are suggestions ly out to invite tion to the matter and awaken its school building and this should be furnished with such of the facilities for making the scholars comfortable and im- parting instruction as can be provided with the means at command A start being once made by suitable lure maps buying or buildings the ctc can be added serious thought in regard to what must be acknowledged to be the initiatory step to any well-regulated school system There are other plans which may be adopted to secure the end and some one or more of them must be adopted before we can hope to accomplish results in We ABOUT MILL have received a letter g from time to time as money can be spared for that purpose and thus in a lew years all that is necessary ran be procured and there will be no further ex- pense but the payment of ries to the teachers and an in- considerable sum each year for and repairs A little economy in the agement ol the school hinds and a close collection of the poll tax the whole am unit of which pertains to the school fund will go a long way wards giving us Besides this public tions can be opened and there is doubt thai with proper management considerable sums can thus be raised Moreover the which now ab- from O D Gaff of Colorado containing the lowin 1 in what measure Is that country lying between cos and the Liio Grande and south of Fort Stanton adapted to stock 2 Are the Indians subjugated to make it a sale reside What markets are there 4 What are cattle worth in your country mules whenever they have the of the Florida mountains opportunity Life is as safe as which by sinking wells can be made to support large herds The grass is black grama and abundant and persons well with the country say there is no doubt that plenty of water can be obtained at a depth of not over a hundred feet About a hundred and forty miles northwest of this town on the Mimbres and the Gila and extending from the llon mountains to latter river is a range of about eighty by a hundred miles with plenty of grass water and timber which is unoccupied The North Star road passes through it and it will soon be crowded with cattle There are other large ranges at greater or less dis- tances which we have not to mention besides merous smaller ones where a ed with the country hundred can be held dance of water can be When the sinking of wells by sinking to a short 1 which any country inhabited by Indians There are none but reservation Indians in try and there is little danger where ordinary caution is ex- 3 The markets for beef are good Outside of the ply needed for the citizens of the Territory large contracts are let annually for supplying military posts and Indian in this Territory and Arizona and large herds are driven to Colorado and sas for the eastern markets 4 Good range from to cows olds yearlings to Stock cattle are a fraction from one to two lars In the district mentioned in the opinion of parties 1 In the district named there are at present but a fuw small ranges owing to scarcity ol water every watering place has been taken up The grass is the finest in the world and if wells should be sunk the district could bo made to support immense herds Indians are only to when some small depth and erecting mill will furnish water ibr a thousand head of cattle As the to the north :ire very much elevated it is very will be had whenever ing men begin to sink for wa- o ter There are other Southern New Mexico ranges in where Tin sorbs so considerable a feared portion of the taxes I predatory band breaks out from assist the counties j reservation Then any thousands of head of can be kept the year of these is east side of th river from the mouth of the Hondo to Seven Rivers a distance of sixty miles It is known as the range and has supported for the pa l nine years from twenty to ty thousand head It is one oi the finest ranges in country having besides abundance of fine grass and plenty of wood Sand water salt marshes and lakes which obviate the with the advent of men is sure to occur there will be hardly any limit to the ber of cattle which can be raised in Southern New my expenses are found alone or unprotected cant and the Territory can lo be if he well afford to share with the have with him anything the counties at least the expense of Indians waul We have in the buildings country no Indian wars In the next legislature the but thieving bauds that school question will be the roam through the of most v i t a 1 count ry attack these whom brought to the find in isolated places but of that no law then only for plunder is defective in providing for They never steal cattle or building's should be sheep except what they kill for Some of the Territories have food but will run ur stock of There feeding salt to the are at present on it only two one of about three thousand at the mouth of the i do and one of from seven to ii thousand head about i twenty miles above Seven ers j There is also a stretch of country west of the Rio ico As far as Indians are con- cerned they are hardly to be taken into the account of stock raising in this country Un- fortunately American a n ci Mexican thieves are a much more serious drawback but with the influx of an honest industrious population from the east men who will see that the laws are strictly enforced against these freebooters they will soon be driven from the country The railroad will this in a year or two and then there will be less fine openings for persons desiring go into the cattle business Our climate is so mild that losses from storms or severe weather are unheard of The grass is good the year round and require no more care in winter than in summer de about a hundred miles long i p Q H K V O Cl I T LAS CHUCKS N M prescriptions carefully from north to south and paid ta by ty wide extending north
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