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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1909)
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: Aunt Dianai
of the Family
"Here bcginncth thn first chapter "of
Alison a. failures," whispered Alison, in n
ninny iittic voice, ns sue encountered nog
er on her way downstairs on Monday
morning, and she laughed merrily as she
shook her key tmnket exultantly in his
face. Roger opened his eyes very widely
at this, then ho stepjicd back a few paces
and looked nt her admiringly.
"How ever did you get possession of
that thing?" ho exclaimed. "Do you
know, Allie. my dear, that shabby little
brown basket has been a bone of conten
tion between Miss Leigh nnd Mlssio for
the Inst month. Miss Leigh clings to it
ns her sole hope, nnd refuse's to glvo it
up. It has ended by Missie's neatly ab
stracting it nt night. She has done it
three or four times."
"Yes, I know. Poppie told me all about
It. Well," In an amused tone, "I have
only paid Missie in her own coin. Thanks
to my good habits, I was dressed before
she thought of waking, so I stole in, got
my key basket, and willed Missie good
morning nt (he same time. .1 nm afraid
she will come down dreadfully cross."
"As though that were anything new,"
returned Uogcr, contemptuously, ns he
took up the paper and retired with it to
the window, while- Alison busied herself
with the coffee pot. Shortly afterward
there was an unwonted sound on the
"If it were not perfectly incredible, I
should say that was Itudel's footstep,"
Roger observed, in a doubtful tone.
"Oh, yes, it is Kudel," returned Ali
son, brightly. "I woke him, and made
him promise to get up. Miss Leigh says
he has got into sad ways. Good boy,"
as Kudel entered, looking very much pleas
ed at himself, and he bore without mak
ing a very wry face bis sister's kiss on
his forehead, l'oppie, who came in a
moment afterward with Miss Leigh, was
not quite so reticent.
"What is that for?" she asked, with
a child's innocency of grammar, but in
much surprise, ns Alison Msscd her warm
ly, and said, "Good morning, Poppie,
"l'oppie means th.it we are not accus
tomed to these little civilities," put in
Roger, as Alison looked perplexed for n
moment, "nobody says good morning to
anybody else at The Holms except Miss
Leigh nnd I; we always do, don't we?"
shaking hands with her as be spoke.
"Father just gives an Inclusive goad morn
ing at the door."
"I am afraid you are very much shock
ed, Alison," observed Miss Leigh, mourn
fully. "Mabel sets Itudel and Poppie
such a bad example in this; no one thinks
of such a thing except Mr. Itoger, and he
Is always so very thoughtful."
When Mr. Merle came into the room a
few minutes later he seemed quite surpris
h! at the unwonted cheerfulness. Fie
nodded to Alison, and then took up his
letters, but she was not satisfied.
"Xou have not kissed me, papa," she
said, ns she carried Iiim round his cup
"Oh, I thought only Pussie cared for
kisses," he said, good-humoredly ; "Pop
pie never comes to me for one."
Poppie reddened, and bent over her
plate in much confusion. Roger, who
was next to her, saw the child's eyes were
full of tears.
"I expect Poppie is afraid of bothering
you," he observed. .'Ton would like fath
er to kiss you sometimes, ns he does
Missie." lie said, kindly.
"Is that true, my little girl?" asked
Mr. Merle, who had just caught sight of
Poppie's quivering lip. The poor child,
who was very sensitive, was on the point
of bursting into tears, but Alison happily
"Papa is too busy to think much about
Mich things. You must go round to-morrow
and ask him for one, as I did to-day ;
he won't refuse either of us," and she
looked laughingly at him from behind her
The brightness seemed to rouse him ef
fectually, lie had looked pale and weary
when he entered the room, hut good-humor
"You look very nice, dear." he said, ap
provingly. "I like to see you there, Ali
son." "I like to see her there, too," ob
served Roger, boldly; "it Is her proper
place," Missie, wlto had just opened the
door, caught both these remarks; they
did not evidently conduce to her nmia
" bility. She gave Alison a withering glance
ns she pnssed by her, to greet her father,
nnd, taking no notice of her or the others,
desired Itudel rather crossly to give her
more room, and began her breakfast rath
r Tutfr,r. once her humors wore disre
garded. No one troubled themselves about
her, and the conversation was renewed
with scarcely a break. Perhaps both
Itoger nnd Alison were doing their best to
carry it on, but their sense of effort was
lost in the general good.
. When breakfast was over, and Itudel
. had rushed off to school, nnd Mr. Merle
iand Roger had gone over to the mill, All
ium asked her sister pleasantly how she
proposed to spend the morning.
"That Is my affair," she answered, very
rudely. "I nm not accustomed to give an
nccount of myself to gratify people's curi
osity. I may as well tell you, once for
all. that I dislike interference."
Alison felt Inclined to laugh there was
Ffliiiethiug comical -in Missie's mode of
showing her temper, but she knew nothing
provokes people mora than to laugh at
thsni. .so she prudently refrained from
showing her mirth, "I am just going
round the house with Miss Leigh while
"Popple preparos her lessons," she return
ed, as coolly ns though Mlssio had given
Iter a fair answer. "In another hour I
shall be quite at your convenience, If you
would like to practice with me."
"Thank you," returned Missie, with
freezing politeness. "I have no need to
trespass on your valuable time; Kv will
be here soon."
"Oh, very well," returned Alison, still
la perfect good-humor; "then I will get
I ray easel ready In the school room1 and
pntnt a lime, it .miss ixigu win nnow
"Of course you must paint In the school-
rooni returned lipslster, tarJJWJl mn
PobqJ'jou ilS ijot Intend tofitter UD, tfils
room with thnt great ugly easel, and Hva
and I will be in the drawing room. "
"I dare say when I havo finished you
will let mo Join you there,", replied Ali
son, in a conciliatory tone. As she was
-I bent on making Miss llardwlck's ac
quaintance for her own purposes sho took
no notice of sundry remarks In an under
tone, that were fully meant to reach her
'cars, about people never knowing when
they were not wanted.
Alison wns soon too busy to remember
Missies existence. Miss Leigh, who wns
desirous of resigning her household duties
into Alison's bands, keeping herself In the
background nnd only acting1 as aide-de-camp,
was soon explaining to the bewil
dered girl all her little pet theories with
regard to kitchen and store room
When Miss Leigh and Poppie went
back to the school room, Alison settled
herself nnd her painting" apparatus In the
furthest window, and tried to forget all
her perplexities in hard work, but while
Poppie droned over her lessons, Alison's
thoughts would stray to a far different
scene to a, shady room full of sweet
flower scents, with a tall figure standing
before an easel. "Oh, Aunt Dl, if I were
only painting beside you now I" she
thought, with a sharp, Involuntnry pain.
"Oh, how beautiful 1 If I could only
paint like that." The words were spoken,
with u sigh, just behind her. Alison
started : she had been dreaming Indeed ;
the midday sun was streaming .Into the
room. Poppie had put away her lesson
books, nnd had run off, and Miss Leigh's
place was empty, and standing just behind
Alison's chnir was a young lady dressed
very simply in a gray linen dress nnd a
broad-brimmed hat. At Alison's obvious
start the young lady blushed and seemed
"Oh," she stammered, "I am afraid I
startled you. You were so busy that you
did not see me come in. I have been
watching you ever so long."
"I must have been painting in my
sleep," returned Alison, with a frank
laugh, but as she put aside her palette
and rose, she cast a scrutinizing glance
on the young girl beside her.
She was a slight, pale girl, evidently a
little younger than herself: somewhat
plain in feature, but with a pleasing,
gentle expression, though a painful hesi
tation In her speech, almost amounting
to a stammer, marred the effect of a sin
gularly sweet voice. Kvcn in that first
moment Alison, who had a true artistic
taste in. all" matters pertaining to dress,
wondered at the bad judgment that could
select dull, neutral tints for a complexion
so colorless; the large hat overshadowed
her features, and hid tie soft hair that
w,as her only beauty.
"You are Miss Hard wick, I suppose?"
observed Alison, with a shrewd guess
that this was the young sister of whom
Miss Leigh spoie.
"Not Miss Hard wick," corrected the
girl; "I am only Anna. Eva and Mabel
sent me here because they wanted to talk
to each other, and they always find me
in the way. Will it trouble you If I stop
here a little and watch you painting?"
"Oh, no; not nt all. We shall be nice
company for each other," returned All
son, in a friendly voice. "I have only
this little bit of background to finish, and
then I shall be free to-talk to you."
Alison painted for a few minutes si
lently; she was thinking. Then she laid
aside her brush.
"If 3-ou will excuse me a moment I
want to speak to your sister and Mabel,"
she said, rather, quickly, "and then, if you
like, we will go and sit in the garden un
til luncheon is ready."
Missie loked up with a frown as her
sister entered the room, but Alison took
no notice of her. She walked up straight
to Miss Hardwick, and held out her band
with one of her pleasant smiles.
"I have just made acquaintance with
your sister," she said, with quiet tact;
"we are going in the garden, as the house
feels so close this lovely day. I shall
be so glad, and I am sure Mabel will be,
too, if you will both stay with us to
"I thought you knew better, Alison,"
Missie interrupted, pettishly, before her
friend could speak. "Dear papa Is so
nervous and worried about business and
Roger's wretched management that he is
not able to bear luncheon visitors. Eva
understands this, don't you, dear?"
"Oh, yes, darling." returned Miss Hard
wick. with effusion ; "but perhaps your
sister, being a stranger and not quite
used to all the ways nt ihe Holms, has
made a mistake. That is very natural."
"Oh, no," returned Alison, trying to
keep cool. "I am making no mistake.
Papa will not be in to luncheon, or my
brother, either, ns they have business a
little way out of town. So I thought, ns
we should be quite alone, that it would be
a good opportunity, Mabel, for you to
have your frieuds.
Missie's pink cheeks became crimson
with vexation; it aggravated her to see
Alison takiug upon herself so quietly the
duties of the mistress of the house; and
she "was still more injured that her fath
er's movements had not been first notled
to herself. She took no notice of her sis
ter's remarks, and added no word, as Miss
Ilnrdwlck accepted Uie invitation with
great alacrity. When Alison left them,
after a few more words, she listened re
luctantly to Eva's criticism.
"I had no idea your sister was such a
stylish person," she said, when the door
closed on Alison ; "she has fine eyes and a
good figure, nnd she knows how to suit her
own style in dress. -She Is not as pretty
as you, darling, of course, but she has
some claims, to good looks."
Alison did not return these moderate
compliments; she wns not at all attract
ed by Miss Hardwick. She wns n large,
heavy looking girl, rather handsome, hut
her face had no play of expression, and
her mnniler was decidedly artificial.
Alison spent a pleasant hour with her
new friend under the lime trees. She
soon grew interested In Anna's artless
talk. She was evidently very young for
her age; though she was seventeen, slio
was still childish In manners. Probably
she had been repressed and kept In the
background by lier sister,
"It s bo good of you to let me talk to
you," Anna said. "Mamma and Eva. say
I am such a cbatterbor, whea I begin
to Ksk them questions. I thtnk I nra
foii'dcr of tnlklng than most people. An-tlion'j-
says that makes me so trouble-
'l-VVKo'ls Anthony?" querjed. Albion, o
"Oh, ho Is our cousin! ho Is stnyma
wltluus.now. Eva says It Is so nlce,iboi
cnuso we havo no brothers, and ho can
take us about. Eva and ho ,aro great
friends: sift always calls' him Tony. lie
.Is Bitcli n.Jmndsonie.Xellow, with., a ,bl
black mustache' like a cavalry omcer. lie
Is. in the arinylvyt)U know. J nm.drcod
fully frightened of him! becn'uso ho toughs'
at me, but ItMs'onb' his woy, ho means
to 'be good-natured."
Alison prudently refrained from all
comments, but said, lightly, "Now we
have talked ail this time, and I wonder
what has become of your sister and Ma
bel? I proposo . that wo have afternoon
tea under these trees, and that you and
1, with Sarah's help, should prepare-n
little surprise for them. Will not Poppie
Anna might have been n child from
the way sho clapped her hands; she had
never enjoyed herself so much In nil her
life ns during the next half hour, as sho
and Alison dragged chairs across the
lawn, nnd arranged the little tea table,
with the nice basket of hot cakes that
old Nanny had prepared, BOinC fresh
strawberries, and a little vase of roses
In the center. Even Mlssio looked plcnscd
when, on returning from their hot walk,
she caught sight of tho snowy cloth under
"Thnt is really a good idea," she ob
served, in n grudging tone, however; hut
Eva very nearly mndc her cross again by
"How delicious of your sister 1 I renlly
would bug her for this. What a pity we
never thought of this before, dear, and
then Tony might hnvc joined us t"
When Roger returned from his work,
an hour earlier than he expected, he stood
quite transfixed on the gravel walk; for
certainly such a pleasnnt little picture
had never been seen before in tho garden
of The Holms.
"You may have my chair by Miss
Leigh," exclaimed Poppie, eagerly. "Oh,
the cakes are so nice, Roger, nnd there
are two left."
"I must make you some fresh tea, you
poor tired day lnborcr," observed Alison,
ns Roger threw himself Into tho wicker
chnir nnd removed his lint.
"Oh, let me do It 1" exclaimed Anna,
eagerly. "I know the way to the kitchen
"Yes, and I will go, too," added Pop
pie. "There arc some more strawberries,
"Uring me n big plateful," called out
Roger, as Poppie frisked away; but he
looked after them lsith rather curiously.
His little friend looked 'different, some
how, he thought. Wns It Alison, he won
dered, who had put those coquettish look
ing roses into the little gray gown?
Anna's face looked dimpled and smiling.
Her blue eyes quite shone when she came
back. She nnd Alison nnd Roger had a
long tnlk, while Miss Leigh listened nnd
knitted industriously. Missie and Eva
had wandered away again most likely
to avoid Roger. He had addressed Miss
Hardwick with studied politeness, but she
bad tossed her head and hnrdly answered
him. She would make no terms with the
enemy who had wounded her vanity so
"We will take one more turn, darling,
and then we must really go," she had
said to Missln; and in a few more minutes
they beard her calling for Anna.
"Come, Anna, don't dawdle. We must
really go now."
"Good by. I bave had such a happy
afternoon, thank you so much," whispered
Anna, with a timid kiss that AllsOn
warmly returned. "One day you will
hnve me aealn. will you not?"
"Come whenever you like, dear. I am
mire we shall be good friends," returned
Alison, forgetting the necessity of lower
ing her voice.
Miss Hardwick laughed affectedly as
she heard the speech.
"You are a lucky girl to have got a
friend so quickly. Is she not, Mr. Roger?
Oh! I forgot; you are her friend, too,"
witli a little spice of venom in her tone,
"I shall be most happy to be consid
ered Miss Anna's friend; nnd I nm sure
Alison will say the same." rejoined Roger,
in bis downright manner. "Good by,
Miss Anna." f
(To be continued.)
A Snlnt In IIkIIkIouh Matters, but
Different In Politic.
The Virginia Magazine of History
nnd Biography linH a number of letters
by Roger Atkinson, n Virginian plant
er, who cumo from Cumberland, En
gland, about 17r0 nnd settled near
Petersburg. To IiIh brother-ln-luw,
Samuel PleuKimt of Philadelphia, he
writes In, October, 1774, concerning Vlr
glnln'H recently appointed seven dele
gates to the llrst Philadelphia congretH.
The nplrlt ut the man Ih shrewd, but
obviously not reverential.
"Ye :id gentleman, Col'o Washington,
was bred a soldier a warrior, & dis
tinguished himself In early life before
& at ye' Death of ye unfortunate but
Intrepid Urnddock. Ho Ih a modest
man, but sensible & speaks little In
action cool, like n Hishop at his prayer.
"The 4th n. real half Quaker, Patrick
Henry, your Brother's man moderate
& mild & lu religious matter a Halnt
but yo very Devil in Politicks a son
of Thunder Roiin-Ergen the Patriotic
Farmer will explain this I know It Ih
above your Thumbs. Ho will shako yo
Senate & Some years ngo had like to
have talked Tronsoh In yo House, In
thcHO times a very useful man, a nota
ble American, very stern & steady In
his country's cnuso & nt ye same tlmo
Mich a 'fool that I verily bolievo It w'd
imzzle even a king to buy him off lie's
a second Shlppen oh, that he had tho
handling of somo of our Courtiers
for Instance, was It North or South
Scotch English or Welsh (yo poor Irish
havo enough of It In their own country)
our Patrick w'd certainly bo very un
civil ho is no Macaroni."
Roumanla Is said to hold tho prlzo
for Illiteracy. Two-thirds of tho popu
lation can neither read nor write.
Government-Has Qivcn to Settlers 112,000,000- Acre?,-and-ligs
More than Enough Left to Moke Four States as Large
as Texas Vast Projects of Irrigation.
No wonder tho world calls us rich.
What other! country could make tho
prodigal gifts to Its people which Un
do Sam has made from tho public do
mnlu. This government Iimh already
glveu to froltlers 112,000,000 acres of
Rut what tho government has given
away Is only a small garden In com
parison with what It has to give. Tho
public domain, taking Into considera
tion hind of nil sor.ts, good nnd bud,
nmouuts to tho colossal sum of 7iVl,
Si5.2$ acres more than enough to
ninke four slates as largo as Texas.
It Is true that nlmost half of this vast
area Is In Alaska, where farms will
always bo about as valuable as as they
are at tho north pole. Rut It Is also
true that there 2(50,000.000 acres of
public land lu the United States proper
that, sooner or later, will be devoted
to agricultural purposes. In tho arid
West It Is all a matter of getting water
on the land. In tho cut-over timber
regions of the lumbering states all that
Is needed Is to keep off the' forest fires
and give (he soil an opportunity to re
cuperate. AVnter Hid It All.
The United States government owns,
In Utah, for Instance, moro than
enough lend to make another state as
large as Michigan. Nobody who has
ever climbed the foothills of the Wall
patch Mountains ami seen what llrlph
nm Young and his followers did for
"This land needs duly1 water nm'
good society to mako tho country u
phradlse,"-nld ono or these gentry ac
cording to an old Joke.
"That's all tho Infernal regions
need," retorted (ho traveler from tho
East, who had Kentucky relatives,
llimy with Irrlirntlon,
Hut things have changed since then.
Tho 'government has become very busy
lu tho Irrigation business. .It In pour
lug out money llko water for tho pur
pose of .getting water. At this very
moment (ho government has under way
twenty-eight tremendous Irrigation
projects; as (he result of which water
will be turned on to more than half a
million acres of land this year. At
Roosevelt. Ariz., for Instance, public
funds are being expended to throw
across Salt River a dam 118-1 feet high
that will hold back enough water to
put a slice two feet thick over tho
whole stale of Rhode Island. The dam
will not ho finished until 1010, hut
when It Is completed It will convert
Into gardens 210,000 acres nround Phni
nix that ore now gois! only for the hus
zards to Jly over. The agricultural de
partment has analyzed tho soli and
found (hat It Is remarkably fertile;
tho climate cannot be excelled, and, ns
soon as (he water comes, no region
will be more productive.
Then (here Is California. Anyone
who has ever entered the (Joldcn State
at the little southern (own called "Tho
DRAWING NAMES FOR LAND ALLOTMENTS.
Suit Lake Valley need be told what the
rest of Utah will some time look like
When the Mormons went to Utnh the
country around Salt I-al;e was, an deso
late ns tho mind could picture. Now
the River Jordan winds through as
beautiful a country as lies outdoors.
Water did It all water from tho river
nnd water from tho mountains that
was sluiced over the land. And In that
Mate the United States government
owns more than 20,000,000 of other
The national government also has
large holdings in twenty-four other
states and territories. Uncle Sam owns
enough land lu New Mexico, for In
stance, to make two states nlmost as
large us New York and Indiana ;
enough lu Montana to mnke another
commonwealth far exceeding lu area
the great State of Illinois, and enough
In Nevada to make twelve states ns
large as New Jersey. He could carve
out five states as largo as Massachu
setts from whnt he owns In Idaho, and
seven Vermouts from his unused lands
In Arizona. And that Is saying nothing
alKiut his 2,000,000 acres In North Da
kota, his 17,000,000 acres. In Oregon, his
fi.OOO.COO lien's In Washington, and his
3.0GO-.000 acres In California and his
21,000.000 acres In Colorado.
Home of this land has nothing but
gold and silver lu It. The rest of It Is
heavily freighted i.lth the latest possi
bilities of potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, oats,
corn and fruit. All that this hitter
clans of soil needs to make It produc
tive Is wnter. In the old days Mis
Rccnied to be an Insurmountable dllll
culty. Arfd laud boomers talked to
their prospective customers in vain,
Needles" doubtless remembers Ills
amazement that tho state should ho
called (he "land of sunshine, fruit and
dowers." Tho sunshine Is there, nil
right, hut tho fruit and (lowers can lx
found only In the dining car. Outside
there Is only sand, sand, sand mil
Hons of ncres of It, as far an the cyo
can reach and cactus hushes. It's tho
lower end of tho Mojavo Desert. Fur
ther to the north Is Death Valley, and
as one looks out (ho ear window ho
caslonally sees a mlrngo (hat may he
anything from a green-fielded farm
house (o a ship sailing In tho elands
bottom Mdo up.
(iovcriiiiient' Urrnt Projeutn.
However, all this Is to bo changed.
At Yuma the government has made a
Blurt toward supplying water to tho
desert, and while tho task may not ho
completed for years, part of the arid
land will be reclaimed within the next
two years. The undertaking now un
der way consists of damming tho Colo
rado River at Yuma and diverting Its
waters into two channels by means of
which the adjacent country on both
sides of the stream will ho waterell.
About R1.000 acres of land will ho
made productive by this work alond.
Hy similar means lU.ooo acres will ho
ici-iniiiiiMi in iioriuern California.
Tho government has also donu nomo
thing and Is doing more to bring hack
to life some of Nevada's (11,000,000 dead
acres. At Truckeo tho melting moun
tain snow is diverted lo tho parched
tracts far below In tho valley. Tho
work hlis already progressed ho far
that water has been turned on to rV
000 acres, and within a few inonthi
Irrigation ditches will bo ready to sup-
v ",u 'Riuy.nri. ...
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Wo two slates 8 iLta i
It ltf evident that tho N,w !
MM Ixw miule h, ' t
of n great uiiIhIi. 110 trunj,
Conduit ThriHiBh H
Out Hi what lHkhom," ,Mr
son country" In Co,
tho bottom bf niini.r J ii
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211 it Idiili 111. UIHI it T
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ltas served no other 'Ml
iry JincTlioM MNsklNi VI hk
hjurtof a ,ontln
MO.OOO acres of inn.i
through the mountain wll 1 ,
six miles long. Work ta il!4
L a taw re
miiiuroua of mlta .
, nivcr will S J?
no moro, to the iMicrnim mSX
yoar.'prubably, itwll, J2i
mo a tunnel. Tl,l tunnel il Vv
tho turbulent little kiM.M A.,
I be .
on for four y,.,iM. ,.,) " 0i5
tUlllKd ni-n nf-..,,.!.. T. "'"I m
... iiaiiiti lllMiniAlrult rt . '
llvo miles of canal, will , h2
UU.UUU'fierM it fix.l t -
'ITlHtl lr, .1 T.I .I ....
- in iiiuiin. whi. it.
BUS Of 1000 wtm l..l;i, .i.- 1
onumenKors found in ttatR
U persons (o the mil . I
-i.uw.vww ncres or land, TUft
will happen to dm imj.ulnlloB of
stnte when the work now mukr Z
(o 072.000 acres of ln,,d. TheS
IUilse and Snake river, In (l,o J
western part of (he mk, m
tain turned out of their Wi ft
work Is o far advanced that settler
are already beginning to file on m
of tho land that Is to be bcispatal. it
Mltildoka, another point on the ?nih
River, n huge dam will divert nla
to supply lW.Oflo nori. The work b
alrendy practically eompkto undnia
will ho turned on next spring.
Oilier of Importance.
All cxIciikIvo syHtciu of IrrlMtloai
vices that extend nlon; the Kcrti
Plntto for nearly :m mile will, nfo
completed, supply water to 200ii
hitch of land In Wyoming uml nn qui
area In Nebraska. In fad, water tit
turned oft lo U.000 acre Ibb jnr.
Settlers are taking up land rapid!,
Resides all this, work I under ?i;
lo put water on to l!00,OOo tm k
Montana, .10,000 acres In North Pat
to, aO.000 acres In New MmIca 1W)
acres in Kansas, IT-UOOO ncres In twtb
ern Cit'lfornlu and notilhern Ore?,
270,000 acres In Wnnliliiston, W
acres In Utah, and 100.000 tmt ti
Ulllitl ttftlfr-ifrl 4 till Mfl H tiAftfttn a
are Just beginning to nulla Ihitlth'
good public jMillcy lo spend money to
the Irrigation of arid Ifltidx,
Those who are bint nWe to Jad
believe that, In this way, we thill w-
e a in from w.vmm to iwmm.
nrrvs oi mini, jii iuvi, w iir
cllno toward the Inrpcr ilpira,
what does this mean? It unci tss!
yo shall put under cultlvnllon 23U3
tsiunro miles. Figuring (lie popuUti
at tho sumo density ns that of Kiwi
eighteen to the square mile It to
moan thnt tho government land tin,
provide homes for more than
persons. And. using tho Mine multi
plier, more than 3.000,000 pcrsoni m
now living on land that the gtrrercated,
orlglnniy gave to settler.
Icr Intnlv TIH
Rut tho possibilities of what
lm called tho near present nro dwirM
hy (Improbabilities of (lie remote to
lure. Some day stern neccnitr w.
compel us t be economical In W
of our' land, as we are Jwt UJb.,
to learn that we should corwrrtiW.
remains of our coal. Imtr nnd fc
Some day wo shall lea in Out
can really till 200 or 800 urn otH
or oven 40 acres. We i-tall hw
...nslers of Intensive "fJJ
produce more from n few eWjJ
ieres than we do now ttm I bep-j
tracts that we cult vnto W MBJJ
no realization of the great j off
tie, that wo overlook. Ve kg
a lesson, pcrhnpH. from tto JJJ
escape unii-- hmc,
i..A.,.; ti, ,.nmes for he juntejip1
it. . . : - '
,. time come tMMt
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ia uurmlfT II ihm'""' i
uni Tift ru inn v nui'i'" .
hnndreus ot -;" alon4 w
milllir B H BUY U1HI i - "
V . ..... ... i.immrt live IIHM":
"' '. . alindiTrf
A man WHO aim -
readddecu In. II
LAItQEST AND MOST POWERFUL LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD.
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I .11 - - . 111!, , V A. n M i.R l.'M! H II II I'J ill MkMimULM ,.!
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Tho cnglno nnd tender combined nro eighty feet long
and weigh 2S0Vj tons. The engine alone weighs 203 tons,
It wus built for (ho purpose of assisting trains over tho
grades of tho Krlo Uallrond near Susqushftuna, nnd con
.... iMiir. f"
n freight train of 280 cars, two m
nnnA 4. -oti'lir. nt a Hpcru ...j mwt
iihj w,wo ton oi rreigiiif - . Wpuia
hour. If this freight consisted of gram
sent tho harvent troia iweniy