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title: 'Imperial press and farmer. (Imperial, San Diego County, Cal.) 1901-1903, November 30, 1901, Page 2, Image 2',
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the irrigation systems of California;
and in forming the system for the Im
perial Settlements they have sought
to make the very best system possible
from a water user's point of view, for
if the water users are satisfied the
system will be a success, and if they
are not satisfied it will be a failure.
Experts who have examined this
system pronounce it the very best
that could be formed, and this is the
conclusion that all reach who have
given the matter careful study so as
to understand the program as out
Now there are several Mutual
Water Companies — each named Im
perial Water Company but each Com
pany is numbered. At present theie
numbers run from 1 to 6, but each
company is a duplicate of each other
and a stockholder in No. 1 has noth
ing to do with No. 2 or any other
number. Hence this multiplicity of
Mutual Companies cuts no figure but
makes matters more simple; for if a
person sells out in one locality, under
No. 1, for instance, and purchases
again in another locality under No. 6
for instance, he knows that the sys
tem is absolutely the same and he has
nothing new to learn as regards his
water system, only he applies to an
other zanjero for water.
A Valuable Addition.
Andrew Davis will leave next Mon
day with his teams for Imperial, San
Diego county, where he has bought 160
acres of land with water rights. He
will take two men with him to help in
improving the land this winter.
Mr. Davis is a living example of the
practical California rancher.
He settled a few years ago on a tract
of swamp land south of this city, where
nothing but tulles had before grown.
It was expected that he would starve
to death for the support he would re
ceive on such land, but Mr. Davis dem
onstrated the fact that the soil of that
swamp land was exceedingly rich ana
for the growing of small fruits and
vegetables he cannot be excelled.
It is understood that Mr. Davis has
cleared as high as $1500 in cash in a
single season from the product of about
20 acres besides what he used for his
It is a compliment to Imperial that
Mr. Davis has decided to farm 160
acres of land here. He will come as
near getting the limit out of it as
any one. — San Bernardino Times-In
Pushing Business at Imperial.
The safe of the First National Bank
of Imperial was received here this
week. Cashier Leroy Holt states that
the bank will be open for business in
probably two weeks, occupying tem
porary quarters. A substantial bank
building will be erected this winter.
A number of substantial business
blocks will be built in Imperial within
the next few months. Among which
will be a brick block by the Imperial
Mercantile Company, and one by Oak
ley-Paulin Company. A business
house by George Varney of Hollister,
who will move a stock of goods here,
and also a business 'house by W. B.
Broadwell, who expects to bring a
$25,000 stock of general merchandise
from Covina. Plans are now maturing
for the beginning of work on all ot
the aoove buildings, while, of course,
many others will follow suit. — Imperial
Correspondent of Los Angeles Times.
Consolidation does not seem to pos
sess an agricultural predilection. The
census of 1900 shows that the total
number of farms in the country has
increased in ten years from 4,500,000
of 5,700,000, an increase of more than
20 per cent. The number of farms
workcvl by the owners has increased
500,000, or 18 per cent. Tenant farm
ers have increased about 40 per cent.,
chiefly in the east, where farmers
have gone to town to live at their
ease and rented their farms to ten
ants. Still there are a great many
farms that are too large for their own
ers and should be subdivided). This
is particularly the case in the south,
where the idea has always prevailed
that a farmer should own not only
thei land he cultivated, but a much
larger area outside his fence on all
four sides, and the more of this out
pide land he paid taxes on the better.
This policy, however, is waning, and
in many places practically all the
land, is under fence, though only half
of it may be cultivated. There is
room for more division of farms and'
more self-sustaining farm homes, and
more independent farmers. — Arizona
Party From Chula Vista.
Our former neighbor G. W. Nichols
has s:one again to the New ,River
country, but did not take his family,
having first to have the house, etc.,
ready. Mr. Morrison, the manager of
the Mathes place, since Mr. Nichols
quit, has returned from his trip to
Imperial, which was satisfactory to
himself and wife and the son and
daughter of Mr. Mathes who were with
him. They went by way of Campo and
Jacumba, but returned by way of
Julian which is the better road of the
two at present. They were on the
road four and a half days. — National
A census bulletin just issued on ag
riculture in Delaware discloses the in
teresting fact that in the last decade
nearly half the peach orchards in that
State have been destroyed. Over 4,500,
000 peach trees were reported in 1890
and only a little over 2,400,000 in 1900.
The yellows and other diseases have
proved a serious setback to the in
dustry. The tomato crop now far ex
ceeds the peach crop in value; 4,622
farms almost 16,000 acres, are devoted
exclusively to the raising of toma
toes, and the annual yield is over 2 -
300,000 bushels. The total acreage
and value of tomatoes is exceeded only
by the corn, wheat and hay crops. —
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