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COUNTY OF IMPERIAL
Tho Imperial correspondent of tho
I. <>n Angelcß Kxprrnn fmyn:
"One year ago there wore but flv«'
men on the tract who had been bore
for a year, hut the population at pren
cut In probably not far from 1000, ami
moat of these enumerated consider
themselves] permanent nettlers.
"It In believed that the population
Ih growing at the rate of from five to
ten prrnonn a day ami that before
Hprlng there will t *•• In the neighbor
hood of f»ooo people here, the arrivals
being more nujnoroUS as tho water Ir
mure widely 'distributed/ 1
An Increase in the population of
ten per day — mostly by Immigration
would give 36C0 additional people In a
year If the rate of Increase were not
This condition of affairs raises the
question of the formation of a new
county at tho next session of the
Legislature in January, 1003. The
preparatory work along that line
must be done prior to general election
In November. 1902.
Imperial will havo a vigorous voice
In electing one member of the assem
bly and one senator from San Diego
county, and that voice should be used
to select men who would be friendly
to the now county movement.
At the present time, residents of
the Imperial Settlements must travel
nearly 350 miles, through three or
four counties, in order to reach the
county seat. When the requisite pop
ulation—sooo—ls obtained In the east
end of Sail Diego county, any legisla
ture would certainly grant the desired
relief when applied for.
Hon. W. S. Mcllck of Pasadena
News Is a candidate for the position
««f receiver of the United States luuul
Office at Ixjs Angi'les. Tills office is
btflng conducted in a very satisfac
tory manner, but if there is to be a
change no man in Southern Califor
nU would, probably, be more accept
iblt? to the people than Mr. Mellck,
who started In as a newspaper man
and legislator from the Mojave Desert
und then graduated in Pasadena.
There are 254,521 acres of Improved
and In the Territory of Arizona, all
of which |h probably Irrigated. Of
this land, 62,585 acres are producing
alfalfa. Tho number of cattle is put
at G07.000 and the number of sheep at
668,000. There are several thousand
acres planted to orchards and vlne-
"'« ;.* railroad estimate of the orange
crop for the season of 1901-2 in
Southern California is placed at 20,000
carloads as against 22.000 carloads
last season, which was the largest or
ange crop". ever harvested In the State.
The walnut crop is reported as line
as any produced in the history of the
State, the Walnut Association has
fixed prices at 9 and IU-4 cents. The
crop is estimated at fifty car loads In
excess of last year's crop.
The honey crop in Southern Cali
fornia Is the best In four years. Ship
ments to the Kast will reach 200 car
A Town With No Saloon.
It Is rather a remarkable coinci
dence that In a settlement of this
character, where there are many peo
ple coming In every day, no one has
yet seen on the street* of Imperial a
man showing tho effects of drink. It
Iwih been a long time since a town was
built on tho frontier in which a bank,
a church, a school house and a news
paper wert» established before thero
was a saloon. It tieems to bo gener
ally underHtood that tho towns of tho
Imperial tract are to havo no saloons,
and that tends to draw a class of peo
ple who a r«» not In sympathy with
them. — Imperial Correspondent of
San Diego Union.
ARGUING FOR STATE DIVISION.
The iiewnpnprrN of Southern Cali
fornia may not deem It politic to nr-
Kun for Ktxtte division, and they nil
recognize that dlvUlon In not likely
to materialize In thr> mar future. Hut
we believe that alrnont without excep
tion they favor It And vvvry once In
a while some editor breakn out with
an argument In favor of the proposi
tion. Abbott Klnney'B Saturday
Kvonltiß Post Is the latent. It says
that "From the report of Htate Con
troller K. P. Colgan, recently pub-
United, the following figures are taken
to show bow well Southern California
mm a separate State could support o
government on the present levy of 48
cents on each $100 of valuation. The
counties mentioned ore those In
cluded In the new Htatn by the Pico
law, except the south half of Kern.
Total value of
Counties. All Property.
Los Angeles $103,328,904
San Hornardlno 1f1.116,149
San Diego 19.961,959
San Luis Oblspo 12.313.984
Santa Barbara 13.9C9.8G8
"At the present State rate of 48 cents
on each $100 valuation, Southern Cali
fornia could; therefore raise $949,647.
With the south half of Kern county
added. It would make on even million
dollars. Many States, like Minnesota
and Oregon, have no greater revenue.
On thin showing there is no doubt
that Southern California Is abundant
ly abl" to sustain the burden of a sep
arate State government." — Riverside
Were our government to secure
title to Ixiwer California on some
basis that would be creditable to both
nations, the State of South California
could be established by taking the
southern portion of the State as It now
exists and annexing to It Lower Cali
fornia. In a very few years the new
county of Imperial, with Its $50,000.
000 of taxable property added to the
natural rapid growt- of the other
counties and the rapid development of
Lower California, which would be the
natural result of the change of flag,
would give a State with at least half
the assessable property now found In
California. Los Angeles would natu
rally be the capital of such new State.
HEADED FOR LOS ANGELES.
A dispatch from Los Angeles to the
Ix)8 Angeles Times, dated November
"Humors continue to fly regarding
building projects for the Hock Island.
It is now stated that the Moores and
their allied Interests in the Hock Isl
and have determined to extend from
Xl Paso to Los Angeles, an old rumor
being that the company was going to
•It is asserted that on a recent trip
of officials and directors over the sys
tem, Moores and Leeds came to the
conclusion that the Los Angeles prop
osition is a good one. The officials of
the company do not deny the Los
Angeles project quite as strenuously
as they do the San Diego proposi
World Wide Repute.
The Imperial project is not only
adding an Immense area to the arable
land of Southern California. It is
opening the way for a new Industry,
that of cattle raising, and thus Is
rounding out more fully the resources
of this great land, already possessed
of n world-wide repute for its produc
tiveness.—Los Angeles Saturday Post.
F. P. Blake, m. d.
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Tbo population of Imperial, tho now
desert .jwij, Is said to be gaining at
tho rato of tlvo persons a day. and
tho Increase- Is steadily rising.— Los
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