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etc hundred dollar* prr were, and thr
land near tho principal town* and
mi>*rlnll> ncAr lap' rial mutt of no
cecity iro to a reoch h)fh#r figure.
lx>U in the town of Imperial Are
t)ow felling at fnotn $100 to I lf>o each.
or at a ntt* oX from S&00 to 1T.'.0 per
Within five years the lot» in this
Imperial Villa Tract wIU be snbdlrtd
ed Into renidence lots and these resi
dence lot* will sell for a higher figure
than Is now being paid for similar
lots within the present town limits of
Imperial. And yet these ten acre
Villa Tract kH» are being «*old at only
$400 each on easy term* of payment.
Only Urn» odd numbered lots are being
#old. and they are going %cry rapidly,
even before the maps are completed
and the contract* of sjile printed.
It Is the early bird that catches th^
worm, and there is no case of record
wfcere similar property similarly sit
uated wa« ctcr offered at such a
price The reason la plain. The land
was originally cheap— very cheap. The
growth of this country has been rapid
— very rapid. Prices hare but Just
commenced to advance.
The man who does not invest at
these prices wni hare lost more at
the. end of on* year than the man of
today has lost who did not purchase
this same property one year ago.
The Oakley-Paulin Company have
the exclusive a* encr for handling this
soodlrtslon of land adjoining im
Th« AdTertiaing department of tbe
Imperial Land Company In Las An-
Rfles, Is collecting a series of photo
graph albums devoted exclusively to
▼lews of the Colorado Delia, commenc
ing with the beginning of work on the
Imperial Canal system In April. 19W.
and extending down to date, and will
extend into the futtu-*.
Volume one consim of flfty photo
graphs 6 by S inches In size. This
album Is full.
Volume two consists of photographs
of the a&xne sixe and is also full
Volume three consists of photographs
of the came site and is nearly foil.
Volume four will accommodate one
hundred photographs 4*4 by 74 inches
In size. This album Is nearly half
Volume five will contain 200 pboto
graptis 3H by 4*a Inches in ilxe. ana
to at present writing about one-third
In all, these fire albums with a
capacity for 4SO photographs now con
tain nearly 300 and will constitute
a very complete pictorial history of
the Reclamation of the Great Colorado
Delta and tfae formation of the largest
tract of irrigated laud under one b/s-
Uxn to h<* found In the United States.
From the** photographs nearly one
hundred half-tone engravings have
been made for use In tixj Imperial
Press and Farmer. Illustrated pam
phlets and other publications.
These photographs are not mounted.
Additions are constantly being mad«
to the collection. Friends of the set
tlements who have any views of that
country are inviued to contribute to
the Imperial albums. More albums
will be provided as these are filled.
Some ymrs hence this collection of
▼tewa wfU probablj find a resting
place In the Imperial Public Library.
wben such an Institution Is fully estab
lished. All contributions to thJs collec
tion should be directed to I-. M. Holt
Imperial Land Company advertising de
partment, Los Angeles, Cfti.
From Smyrna. Torkr).
The Imperial Pros* I* In receipt of
a Icttrr from n gmtloninn rcuMlng nt
Xtcncmtn. near Smyrna. Turkey.
Apla Minor, mrloslnf; n Smyrna |h>i»
tnl order for four nhUllni;* nn«l tup>
; p<nco for n roar * subscription to the
I Im portal Fanner now con*nlldatrd
j with the rrrits forming the PrrtJ nn«l
The writer »a>* In hS.«« IctUr: "The
1 object of my nutixeriptlon l» to get
rellnMe Information rrgnnllnfr South
ern CAllfurniA. and moro particularly
the Imp. :!.il Settlement*, n* I have ,
been determined to make my home
In Southern California So nny par
tlrulnr* you may he pirns* d to send
to mo regarding tho price of lands
and term* of payments and also maps*
of the country *U1 bo gratefully ac
knowledged by the writer."
The desired Information has been
nent and the Prew will go forward
Greatest Agricultural Actmty.
The new town of Imperial Is said
to ho growlnp at the rate of five peo
ple i* day. and new settlers arc going
in dally to other parts of the tract.
The greatest agricultural activity In
any new sections of Southern Cali
fornia at present Is undoubtedly at
the two so-called desert settlements
of Imperial and Indio.— Riverside
To Inspect Lands,
A. J. Vlscl. Wni. . . Lutz. Kobt. Mi •
Fadden and J. E. Bunker left Tuesday
for Imperial to Inspect lands in that
locality. — Santa Ana Bulletin.
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