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Published every Saturday at
Imperial, San Dicqo County, Cat.
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ADDRESS: Imtkriai. PhKSS, Imper
ial, San Diego County, Gal.
Kn»rrt»d at the Imperial. CaUforaU IV»|oflk«
a* »<■-.. r..* ■« '.-i •<■ mail matter.
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 2. 1901.
The day of small thing* for Imperial
is fast becoming history. I'ntil re
cently it has been possible for the un
dersigned to fill the position of editor
and manager of the Imperial Press,
an.l at the same time do the mechan
ical work. It na» seen, however, that
under this arrangement the demands
of the Imperial country could no longer
be met. and the other day the Imperial
Farmer, f < rmcrl* published in l«o*
Angeles, was consolidated wilh this
paper. The "ready print,** or "patent
inside," is di«*can!e<! and the entire
eight i«ages will be devoted to the Im
perial country, with an increased num
ber of pages as the business demands
it. I'nder this new arrangement I
have the privilege of introducing toour
readers Kdgar F. Howe as editor and
manager of the Imperial Preys and
Farmer. H. C. KEKD.
In assuming editorial management
of the Imperial Prcs-s and Farmer. I
prefer to Ikt judged by the paper as it
appears from week to week, rather
than by promises. The former editor,
Henry C. Reed, remains with the pa
per to tcAp the honor which i«» his due
as the pioneer newspaper man of the
Imperial colony. Respectfully.
K. F. IIUWK.
There i* one clas-s of people now
coming to the colony who have it
in their power to prove most valuable
instructor* to others*. These arc the
men. gaining in number rapidly, who
are coming ironi the Salt river valley.
Arizona. They have for \ears been
growing feed and raising cattle under
conditions which parallel the condi
tions here, and they have brought al
falfa growing, especially, to an art.
They know how to get the best of re
sults and avoid the mistakes that in a
new colony are very often .seriously
destructive to crop*.
There is such a thing possible as al
lowing water to stand on alfalfa in the
hot sun until it scalds the plants and
kills them, and other similar mistakes
may be equally injurious.
The people of Southern California
are accustomed to irrigation, but under
different condition* than those which
exist on the delta of the Colorado, and
every person who has a piece of land
in charge will do well to make the ac
quaintance of one of the former resi
dents of the Salt river valley, study
their methods and ask many questions.
Mvrv, a> elsewhere, the be** result*
will be obtained by those persons who
best adapt themselves to the demands
of nature under the conditions of cli
mate, soil and water which prevail.
OLD LAND MARK
K. L. Maxwell of I'itUburg, Kansas, j
paid a brief visit to Imperial Tuesday j
and Wednesday. Standing by the :
hotel Wednesday morning, he btudicd i
Signal Mountain, and *ai«l that in
lhoO he made a trip from San Francis- j
co to Memphis. leuiie»see, by stage,
going over the old IJutterlield route, j
He remembered that over a wide plane
the road wa» indistinct and they had a
solitary mountain sji their guide. He
recognized Signal Mountain a* the one
which was followed forty year* ago.
ACl.orOof »tu*t. a damh of ffora r
h»'f»o* am) wagon, an out-climbing
»»f fteven or eight turn, a charge on the
hotel tattle, a continuous joshing «f
gt>od>ttattirttl Chine?** Charley, a rol«
tckiug *«»ng ami jolly hanter. ami cv
erjrbodjr know* that the surveying
"ga»K" l j a* arrived for the night.
And everybody greets the tn»ys with a
pleasant word, for cvcrjrbodv know*
that they have fought a noble battle
for the redemption of the desert, and
hare stood the onslaught of the etc*
incuts fur month after month in the
preliminary work essential to the Irri
gation 6f the soil.
F. F. Hall, who has charge of the
Held worlc. and who heads "the gang."
is a boyish- look ing personage, though
he has brought honors from Cornell
University and ha* demonstrated the
thoroughness of hi* education and the
pluck concealed in his apparently frail
structure during the two years of his
service on the Imperial tract.
Scarce i<* supper over than Mr. Hall
repairs to the telephone^and the mys
tic words of the surveyor's craft begin
to rattle over the wire. To the unini
tiated it i* all a ni\ it cry but those who
know can picture to themselves the
thoughtful though jolly face of C. X.
Perry at the company's headquarters
in Calexicu, comparing notes with Mr.
Hall and directing the movements of
Mr. Perry is one of the men who will
long be remembered in connection with
the Imperial colony. Under the direc
tion of tlcorgc Chaffey, whose guiding
genius touches the Imperial colony at
ail points, it is the special task of Mr.
Perry to direct the work of the en
gineers and to work in conjunction
with the construction department,
which is under the superintendence* of
Thomas Beach, in such a way that the
latter will always have elbow room
without collision with the engineers.
And •»<» the work g«»e«» on. with cuer
i*\ which is apparent to all, but with
system the riddle of which is unsolv
ablc but by those who have before
them day by day the contour maps
which tell the story of the months of
toil in mapping the great delta of the
C. G. Balch and Jeff Kiilam. who
were on their way from Fresno
to Yuma several days ago found what
i* apparently the remain* of a miners*
outfit and left it at the Press office.
The find wan made thin «»idc of Carriao
creek, and con*i*t.s of a coffee mill,
copper waih basin, bridle bits, silver
fork, glass inkstand and wagon
wrench. There wa* also a common
miner's j*an, which fell to pieces when
picked up. There is no doubt that the
articles have lain for a reat many
years on the plain, and seem to have
been cast aside to lighten the load
which the overburdened miner was
Another find wan made during the
present week by H. C. Oakley and
some men whom he was showing over
the tract. There were a number of
piece* of Indian pottery, some showing
ornamental work of a superior charac
ter, while a number of flints and a
meal grinder were near by.
There is every reason to believe that
the Imperial tract will prove rich in
finds which will contribute to a knowl
edge of the experience* of man here,
and it will be well for every person
having an opportunity to make it a
point to discover a* many relics of
man's residence here as possible.
Rooted Vines and Cuttings
For IMPERIAL COUNTRY.
Address Stevens & Frost,
INDIO LAMPS £^?^.
iitK welli»of pure« »oft water. Rich
MTdiment »oii. Neartt.tt. free water
J«arlit-t»t pro* m _i__i K »_» v
ducing land in V. S. Unlimited mar*
keU. KO COMPIfITION. For aalc by
H. W. COTTLC ft CO.,
452 *llco*:Bullding Us Aogeles, CaL
%Jm p c r i a I |
I flJatTrlßigbts. §
O. . 0
We have opened a brnrtcb oflicc nt Imperial, in charge
© of our Mr. 11. C. Oakley, who is thoroughly familiar O
X with the whole
O IMPERIAL COUNTRY. %
O In addition toour DISTRICT AC.KNCY for the Irapc- ©
a rial Land Company, we are prepared to handle any of *^
Ql the early filings that the owners may wish to<lisj>ose of
at reasonable price. 'x
A for special reports on lands or for general information, address
0 Oakley-PauHn Co., o
| IMPERIAL, CALIFORNIA. |
* Imperial Mercantile (& *
•^ DEALERS IN **
* GENERAL MERCHANDISE »
HAY LUMBER AND
I* AND BUILDING A
I GRAIN HARDWARE
T Imperial, and Colcxico, Cal
ip^H TFV^ BARLEY. Wheat. Millets, ; ■■
Iv^lnpn ! Alfalfa, Seed Potatoes. .^^
ltj6ll|aS HLIi Largest ami most reliable stock of Oardrn jJsk.Stu
wi*%sv\ OATS end flov * cr s " di aad *v^<
\^^^k Nursery Stock //#fe
Poultry and Hee Keekers' Supplies. Catalogue $Jp
jSSMjhi free. Write us for social prices in quantities S(M
GERMAIN SEED & PLANT CO., Los Angeles. Cal $jif
Forest Lieu Selection
Is* Antrim, Cal.. September 24. l'»H
Notice i" hrrrbx givrn that A. H. H>-l-r.
vt h<i««- j«.«t «>f!;ii- ,ul<!r.-H* io i,'« Stuwrll 1 1 1 ■>• k,
Lo« Ant' Hr., California, ha« maAv application
t.nrir. i, un«J.-r thr Act nt June 4th. »"•'" ,30
Slat*. ¥* tbr followinir drucrHwtl tract, lu*wlti
ThrS. Mof ihrS.K. M vi Srction M.ant\ thr S.
•i or the S-W. % »t Srction 35. Twp. 16 S., K.
13 X... S. It. M.. cofitaininir l"» acrea.
Within the nr»t thirty «la%«» frutu date of the
flrM pablkatlon herrof, pr«»te*t<» or contrM*
Jirain»t the detection, on the ground that the
land described, «>r injr |*»rt ion therrof, U more
valnable for it* mineral* than for agricultural
j.ur^/*«-», will be recrived and notrd for report
t«» the CommUtionrr of lh* General Land Ofltce
A. J. CKOOKSHANK, Keifi*ter.
Take your business in the
U. S. Lrand Office
A. E. DODSON,
Filing*. CoutentH, Final Proof, etc.
He»t of reference*. Terms moderate.
907 fourth $U SIN DIEGO, CAL
p a P. BLAKE. M. D.
United Statr* Land Office
WANTED l'»Hiti"ti a» superinten-
dent or manager on ranch. Advertiser
in a thoron^hly practical farmer. Has
fifteen years experience farming t>y
irrigation and cultivating lar^e tracts
of land. Address F. P. HOIJIKnoK,
TO THE TRAVELING! PUBLIC
I have on hand a nupplyof hay and
barley at New Kivcr crusalng^ 16 miles
cant of Coyote well* and 26; mi lei Be,
of Carrito Creek. <«oo<l water and
■had/ camping ground. P. J. Storm*.
<«<mml income jire|»erty at Kitcomlido,
Cal.T to exchange t*>r lni|>eriul Water
Stock and land*. For |>articulrr» a«l-
dreti» I*. O. Hox 262, K»coiidido, Cal.