The Text Content on Page 14 of Nevada State Journal , January 10, 1926 is:

SECOND SECTION STATE JOURNAL SECTION SECTION RENO NEVADA SUNDAY JANUARY 10 1926 JJJ V O SEES THE DESERT n A volcanic run of the on the I there is opportunity for years FlOOd W flit III and ther rt oj Life on the Wastes Of The Far West Told in Article by Jack Bell FASCINATION AND BEAUTY ON DESERT UNEQUALED EVEN THOUGH THE LONESOMENESS BECOMES AT TIMES UNBEARABLE SAYS WRITER By JACK BELL There Is a feeling of sudden liness all atmosphere of the unreal and a dread that grips one as the western lights fade and sudden blackness envelops the earth and the hunting cry of the to one from across shifting sands on the worlds of the southwest There is a feeling of absolute aloneness of horrible deatn lurking on every chills the body as this of the day The feeling for human companionship obtrudes it- self into the order of things The falte upon the desert likt a black shroud Above the carbon radium lights of the stars shine forth in glory and with a brightness almost unbelievable while upon the earth has in focusing even upon a sand unp a few feet distant The sensations of these nights In the places of the sand iw and reptilian life are the same night after night as the ex- and prospector makes camp There Is of course a fascination and beauty to it all that cannot be There Is a love for this life that cannot be explained It is a fact that the nights are cruelly cold times one ii sure to find a cinnamon rattler the blankets The fight down there requires a man's part A man must be inured to every known to the in- and prospector of this great unknown open The man must have the initiative that ob- tains among no other class The prospector is a being set apart and of himself His knowledge of signs must be as of the denizens of these places His eye must acquire the and positiveness of the things there he have nations of the sunrise on the there is opportunity for years and ert There is a I years of exploration New and U- faith and the man who years crossing exploring and in in these unknown places is of surety a man that has lived a continual sermon as taught by the omnipotent God As a taskmaster the desert has no a teacher there is no comparison and from its fountain of knowledge rivers flow across theie barrens It is the place where wood water aind feed for the animals must be packed Water jumps of 50 miles are many miles to water is close Along the edges of the immense areas of uninhabited unknown miles are found the riches that sometimes compensate the prospector in gold precious stones and much commercial minerals that are somewhat rare except in these places The compensations of the fore- boding are a when the early gray dawn lights up the east and the same coyote points his sharp nose to the sky and sings his morning's chant to an the earth One grows to love the uncanny howl of the certain com- and pre- a certain to not hear them in the evening and early in the morning would bring a sensation of something lacking that would endure for the entire day Then the lights break out of the east in all their myriads of coloring and waves of pass over the short and small dunes so that one's Imagination can create almost anything in way of towns cities and unreal pictures innumerable The great immense ball of molten dull red glows in a small area then quickly follows the shafts of light as they chase in Illimitable distances into the rizon One never tires of the jyri A irew able a beauty unprintable and not to be pictured by words One to experience all this to get the matter before him in ail that there terrors treasures and dangers When the desert awakens there IB scurrying of lizards of every hue and horned toad of all sizes from the little fellow as email aa a thumb nail on through to that of a bit toad The birds begin their chattering and the lark spirals Into the sky with Ks beautiful gong The mouse family are night ers and their little tracks can be seen about the brown and black ashes of the cooking fire Pretty isoon a covey of quail fly overhead and make for their water hole miles away These Gamble cotton to the win fly 60 miles to water and then come back into the vastness of the desert They find their feed about the bunches of that have grown and grown and the sand drifts and packs about the roots until in some places the mounds are as high as 10 feet and some 60 feet in circumference at their base Breakfast Is made over a small portant discoveries may be made of the races that have been ally dead for thousands of Many places along the of the tremendously large evidences of the now extinct There are many places where dences of the perfect engineering skill of th little men still can be traced as can their pottery and living utensils They used cotton wicks In their lamps and parched corn was a popular diet Baby footprints in the cement of floors and passageways are to be seen in the hundreds of rooms embracing the places where whole villages one great house Cedar re- of celling are where though today there is not a vestige of wood for hundreds of miles Jn wells near these dwellings are found skeletons that have lain for ages In the cisterns where the bodies were thrown It is a fact that the great lancelike spearheads of obsidian can be found where they were originally lodged back or skull and shafts of the Jances ore to be found That the superior race was very small is Breakfast Is made over a small superior race was very i fire of course but first the burros proved by the small apertures con are given grain and a layer of family rooms in the village alfalfa and a hot cake apiece The houses They were a peace-loving simple nourishing meal is cooked the animals all packed again and the day's travel begins across the deep gray-white wastes A string ot 12 animals is necessary for prospecting this country They are all packed Is not more than 75 each Their little hoofs sink down to their knees In the loose silicas The man picks up a No 2 long-handled shovel and picks out his goal days ahead husbandry The victims found In the were of large stature and skulls show the brute with little or no Intelligence It la a matter of fact and history that the hot and cold blast was in operation in the manufacturing chambers of these circular and dwelling places In neering skill there no deviation in positive accuracy of tion The Immense circles and aim PICKS oui nis guai nan Tne immense circles arm and starts his litle train for circles are perfect Their council dreary hard 10 miles a day of chambers followed the points of travel With the shovel he kills j tne magnetic compass on the zero the deadly sidewinder out of the i There were benches of a sort At trail ahead of his animals every point of the compass east times a burro can be seen doubling j west north south sealed In at a Vi Tiff nn f O Floods following heavy rains again are imperiling Paris Seine already inundating low and a return of such conditions as are shown in this picture taken year m dikes thrown uo in an Important street to check the advance A few volcanic run here and there through the expanse of sand seas No man has had nerve to go Into this and and lake his life In hand to remain to prospect for anything He U making a or cut to get into the rich hills that surround the rt Is If this country over be seriously until the water and feed problem Is solved satisfactorily that la a certainly the plains that lie to the norih of the vrea are natural parks that are perfectly beautiful It is here that the antelope to ran in herds feeding on the short the most nutritious of all forage plants There two old timers down there In tola groat rolling t hope still ire were there since the days of the awful and torture carnivals They fought and beat the Indians at their own name and are the type that has made the great west what It is In live and Datil Mountain country the rod drive beautiful country It infested with Indians who run tlo and and goats for Urge on the share plan An Ideal grazing country tar removed from the railroad and the law It IK hero that the of type eat ly days may be found In of bloodshed on the borders of no- where his hoofs together and stamping out the life of the snakes just as the deer will he Is just as it Is a rare thing for a burro to be struck by little devils When an animal is struck the man injects permanganate as he does for himself But the un- canny senses of sight and smell of the dependable burro make travel comparatively safe for the man if he will watch their actions In this immense unexplored tion of the southwest desert land point near the floor are found magnificent specimens of turquoise some mark of religious rites in dedicating the chamber These are found in ferent numbers in different sized houses Out beyond in the higher reaches of the sandstone measures where human habitation exists now and rhere the sheep and ponies of Navajos and Apaches live are dreds of yards of rock writings There Is one story written in footprints and turkey tracks that that the artists of long ago had a keen sense of humor The story covers a length of red shelved under from the over- hanging eaves of crystallized for a distance of a couple of hundred feet The story starts in the east There are hundreds of tracks grouped showing a bird that is feeding along Behind tHeie tracks are the footprints of a diminutive a boy The turkeys are apparently feeding as they are well scattered Then the next of the series shows background the footprints of a walking along with equi- distant stride in no hurry at all This hairy big brute is looking for feed The tracks of the boy turn ward as the lad senses the danger of common enemy The keys at the some time gather MADE WITH A LAUGH LIKE A PHONOGRAPH DICK WICK PICTURES BY SALOME Y COUNTY like a milling flock when The tracks of the boy show the effort he makes to get his band together Now the bear increases his stride The turkeys become stampeded every which way and the tracks carved in the stone show them making flights for safety and then grounding again The boy's paces grow longer The bear comes running The boy spreads his legs as far apart as he can Then the turkeys seem to have taken to the trees and the boy's footprints show full length and then the two footprints together one can well imagine that he has also found sanctuary in a tree The tracks of the bear go around In a circle with normal steps and that is the end of the picture It certainly strikes the humorous vein in even an old desert it is all so human in its conception The were far north of the section described One of the evidences of the agricultural trend of these early peoples con be found down I south of the deserts in the that lead from the wanda Here can be seen today the ing ditches where they were hewn through lock The dams and all the laterals are today The rivers that are marked on the maps surveyed by the canyons like as Chaco and others have been rivers at one time Hy a drive point eight or ten tions of pipe and a small force pump one Is almost always assured of water of a kind but In every case alkaline of prohibition Alcohol be given a mock funeral