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Thirty-Four (Newspaper) - April 2, 1879, Las Cruces, New Mexico Published Kvcry Wwlni'silsiy. at. J.A.S DONA ANA X. M. TEKMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Can Toit S3.CO Elz ftiatbi 1.50 Titos Months 1.C3 NKW.MAN A ARNOLD. IMiturx unit RATES OF ADVERTISING. Oso Itch, one insorilet, (2.00 Iiii subaoitont Issjrtion, 1.50 for line, .25 A liboril iitijtni illowtt on time Coamaicatiani ulicited on ni'.'.orj of gscorJl inlo-- ttt. AU such Jiosll be iccoajMzioi -.rlih tt8 ninj of tiso which timt will to; c ry, which now ab- from O. D. Gaff, of Colorado, containing the lowin 1. in what measure Is that country lying between ihe LV- cos and the Liio Grande, and south of Fort Stanton, adapted to stock raising? 2. Are the Indians cicntly subjugated to make it a sale reside nee? What markets are there bfd'y 4. What are cattle worth in your country mules whenever they have the [.south 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 ac- quainted 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 Mogo- llon mountains to th-j 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 -space to mention, besides nu- merous smaller ones, where a ed with the country, abun-'few hundred can be held, dance of water can be When the sinking of wells by sinking wejls to a short 1 ..which any country inhabited by Indians. There are none but reservation Indians in the-coun- try, and there is little danger where ordinary caution is ex- ercised. 3. The markets for beef are good. Outside of the sup- ply needed for the citizens of the Territory, large contracts are let annually for supplying military posts and Indian res- ervations in this Territory and Arizona, and large herds are driven to Colorado and Kan- sas for the eastern markets. 4. Good beef-steers range. from to cows, 3-year-olds, 2-year- olds, yearlings, to Stock cattle are a fraction low- from one to two dol- lars. In the district mentioned, in the opinion of parties acquaint- 1. In AN'SWEKS. 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 wind-mills. iSac-h mill will furnish water ibr a thousand head of cattle. As the to the north :ire very much elevated, it is very pn.babk'thntrlowingwells will be had whenever enterpris- ing men begin to sink for wa- o ter. There are other Southern New Mexico ranges in where Tin sorbs so considerable a pro- feared portion of the taxes, sh-ui'd I predatory band breaks out from assist the counties. The: ter- j reservation." Then any thousands of head of cattk: can be kept the year of these is east side of th.' L'ecos river from the mouth of the Hondo to Seven Rivers, a distance of sixty miles. It is known as the Chisnm range and has supported for the pa l nine years from twenty to six- ty thousand head. It is one oi the finest ranges in tin- country, having, besides abundance of fine grass and plenty of wood Sand water, salt marshes and isalr lakes which obviate the ne- with the advent of enterprising1 men is sure to occur, there will be hardly any limit, to the num- ber of cattle which can be raised in Southern New Mexi- ___ my ritorial expenses are found alone or unprotected cant and the Territory can j.s lo be moiesU-d 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. ithis country no Indian wars; In the next legislature the but ihe thieving bauds that oc- school question will be the one! casi-mally roam through the of most v i t a 1 importance! count ry attack these whom brought to the. consideration'they find in isolated places, but of that no law which-generally then only for plunder. is defective in providing for' They never steal cattle or building's should be apsscd. sheep, except what they kill for Some of the Territories have food, but will run oil'horses ur jcessity stock. of There feeding salt to the are at present on it only two 'one of about three thousand [head at the mouth of the Hon- i do and one of from seven him-j jdrcd to ii thousand head about i twenty miles above Seven Hiv- ers. j There is also a stretch of country west of the Rio Cfran- 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 ac- complish this in a year or two, and then there will be number- 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 eattle require no more care in winter than in summer. de about a hundred miles long i p Q, H, WQODWQBTH K V O Cl I T LAS CHUCKS, N. M. 1'hysicisins" prescriptions carefully Oiiroil. (from north to south) and six- paid ta ordera by ty wide, extending north and!
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