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ANOIHIR RAILROAD POSSIBIIIIY
Surveyor* at work on the Han Dirgo
b ltd f&attcrii railroad nrc expected Io
croM tin* rieftcrl from the mountain!
Kithlli a few <luyn, probably running
Hie preliminary line nmitli of imper
ial, though it i* expected that when
the road is built it will pa** through
Imperial. It i* claimed that the sur
veyor* have found a way through IHe
h.i ml hi IU rant of the* valley, without
Ifolllg through the pas* occupied by
the Southern Pacific or entering on
M* xicati territory i
In connection with the variotm con
jecttirea as to connection! for thin
projected road, the following from the
I«o» Au^clen Herald is suggestive:
" President H. H. Yoakiim of the St.
I«oilla and San Francisco railroad com
pany is on the Pacific coast to make
personal observation of industrial con
ditions here, the rc»ult of his investiga
tions to he the determination whether
or not his railroad will In- extended
to the Pacific coast. Mr. Yoakiim ban
iprnt several days in the southern part
o/ the state, and this morning will
leave I«os Angeles for San Francisco,
there to look into the chances of ob
taining terminals, for the plan is to
build to San Francisco.
"From Mr. Yoakmu's statements,
and the quiet activity of the 'Frisco
SyMcm,' the impression it given that
the Frisco will be one of the first, at
leant, of the several great railroad**
headed west, to reach the Pacific coast.
There are engineers now in the field,
running line* through New Mexico
and Arizona, and will soon be in Cali
fornia, finding a route for an early
new transcontinental railroad.
** 'I am not prepared to say that the
Frisco system will build to the Pacific
coast; but doesn't it seem natural that
a railroad bearing the name that oura
docs should have an eye on San Fran
cisco 7 ' said Mr. Yoakiim last night.
'Our company was organized for the
purpose of building to the Pacific.
** 'I have been greatly impressed
with conditions here. It is seven
years since I was on the coast, and the
changes that have taken place in that
time are wonderful.' continued Mr.
Yoakum. 'There in now enough busi
ness to warrant more railroads, and
the future can be counted with cer
tainty as holding .big* things for the
coast, and a still larger volume of bus
iness for railroads. The development
of the coast and south western country
will be the work of the next ten years,
and this section will be the scene of
great activity during this time.
'* 'The railroads of the east and mid*
die west naturally are turning toward
California, and to San Francisco as
tnc great seaport of the Pacific,
through which mutt enter the increas
ing volume of trade with the Orient.
The railroad builders of today want to
cuter this field to share in the business
that was developed by Collis P. Hunt-
Ington and the pioneer railroad men
who were associated with him in build
ing the Southern Pacific. Mr. Hunt
ing saw twenty-five years ago what we
only sec now, the future greatness of
"The Frisco it an entirely independ
ent railway system, not in any way
controlled by the great combinations
of interests that lately have absorbed
many of the principal lines of road
from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Orig
inally it wan a short line from St.
Louis south west ward, but quietly the
Frisco Hue has grown, until today
there are more than 4,000 miles of rail
road under the management of Mr.
Yoakum. Through the recent pur
chase of the Oklahoma City and West
ern road, the system now reaches west
ward to within 300 miles ot Albtunier
quc, N. M. One year ago the Fort
Scott and Memphis road watt absorbed,
a line of 1200 miles, extending from
K.i iih.i •* City by wsiy of Mnuphi* to
Dlftltl light ftf« Aln., and i* within 2ip>
nilte* of Hiivaniinh, (in., one of the
principal Atlantic **aport»« which it
in the purpose io rtMCll »i» •mni UN the
i ■ .i<i en n lie built.
"Jviirvcj* for the line lulu Albttfjucr*
qitC have already bee II made, nu<l now
the engineers are working westward
toward Tucson and IMiomix, and an
other corps is at work in the western
part of the territory* The develop
ment of the southern part of Arizona,
Mr. Yoakum said, was of particular
interest to him. He h.is made a care
ful inquiry into conditions through
that section; traveling through there
also to gain personal knowledge of
After California Iron
The prospect that California fuel oil
will become a prominent servant in
smelting ores i» leading to a scramble
for iron mines which have long been
known to exist, but which have been
considered valulcss without a suitable
coal for smelting them. San Diego is
giving considerable attention to a re*
ported discovery of iron on the line of
the railroad survey between that city
and Imperial, while other desert iron
mines arc being sought for. The San
Bernardino Sun says:
"A syndicate of Eastern capitalists
are rapidly acquiring possession of all
the large iron deposits in this county,
in fact they arc securing control of the
iron of all Southern California. There
are many dealt* that have been consum
mated, and many other* are pending,
but the work has been carried on so
quietly that but a few have known
anything concerning it.
"A few days ago a deal was consum
mated whereby the Bessemer Iron
mine, situated near Daggett, which
was owned by the Clements estate
and Cay J. Couts, was sold. The pur
chasers were J. Koss Clark, brother of
Senator Clark of Montana, H. K.
Huiitingtou and other men of equal
rank who are just at present playing
an important part tv the development
of Southern California.
"Property near the Bessemer mine
and owned by C L. Hubbs, of San
Diego, has also passed into the hands
of these capitalists. The amount paid
cannot be ascertained and the purpose
of the transaction can only be guessed
"The Bessemer mine is fully 30
miles from the Santa Fe, the nearest
railroad, and no other way of getting
the ore or a product of a smelter to the
market could be used, save through the
construction of a road. Aud then the
question naturally arises: 'What road
will be constructed to handle the pro
An important mining deal is report
ed to have been consummated in San
Diego, the transaction involving the
transfer of over $2,000,000, and one of
the best known mining properties in
this end of the State.
According to these advices, S. H.
Lucas, a mining man of Los Angeles,
has negotiated the purchase of the
Stonewall gold mine, situated near
Julian, in San Diego county, for a
company of New York capitalists.
While it has not been made public, it
is understood that the consideration
was close to $2,225,000.
The property was owned by the late
Gov. Waterman, and since his death
has remained in the Waterman estate.
For nine years the property has been
idle, but during its active life it pro
duced nearly $3,000,000 worth of bul
lion. It is considered a first-class
mine, and it is understood that it is the
plan of the new owners to colonize the
30,000 acres of tillable land which goes
with the purchase.
Ten tons mil lei hay, baled, at $15
per ton. Hay at Calexico. JACOB 1..
Poddlers Pass Imperial
Jack Chaffer, in charge of the (,oco
p.ih Indian brigade of puddler*, ha*)
been < .iiiip'-rl near Imperial for several
day* while at work on Dahlia lateral,
llr has led water on its first trip
through the lateral to n point north
west of Imperial. fir will next move
to Kucnlypttis lateral, wc*t of the
main eanaf< on which the carpenter**
areuowat work. Am rapidly as «.i
ter i% placed in the laterals use for it
is found by farmer** along the line.
who are caster to get in crop*.
Social affairs are h**^iunin^ to have
a being in Imperial. The first step in
this line was a card party, given some
evening* since by Miss Pat ton. Mm.
H. C. Kecd followed with an informal
party attended by about a dozen young
peop'e, while a pleasant company
from Imperial and vicinity enjoyed a
picnic at Blue Lake last Sunday. The
material in at hand in town for creat
ing quite a social circle, and the growth
in population promises to make rapid
accessions to the number of voting
people in town.
It does not appear certain that the
contractor for carrying the mail from
Flowiugwell to Imperial will qualify
for the work. The Government's ad
vertisement for the letting of the con
tract stated that the distance was
twenty miles, instead of thirty mile*.
and it is now reported that the con
tractor wishes to recede from his bid
of $50 a mouth, which was accepted by
Back Prom Arizona
T. P. Batita has returned from a
visit to Phoenix, where he went to ex
amine an ice plant which is for sale
and which may be brought to Imperial.
He says that Arizona is very dry, not
having had its share of the rain storms
which recently passed over Southern
California. The people of Salt River
valley manifest great interest in Im
Waiting for Land
On April 1 the Government will
open a small tract of land near Indiu
to settlement. Last Monday men be
gun to camp at the door of the Ix>s
Angeles land office, with a view to re
maining there until the date of open
ing, to make first tilings. They will
have a two-weeks' wait.
Value of a Railroad
Speaking of the Imperial and (Jtilf
railroad project, the Riverside Inde
pendent says: "If there is any one
thing that will do the new settlement
more good than any other it is a rail
road that will bring the new and fast
growing settlement into close touch
with the outside world."
Stakes are Budding
It is but a few days since the Impe
rial Land company caused cottouwood
stakes to be planted along Imperial
avenue, and yet many of them are al
ready budding and giving evidence of
developing into trees.
Section of Alfalfa
I>. (•. Whiting is putting in alfalfa
on his ranch south of town as rapidly
as possible, and hopes to get in ail of
his 640 acres this spring. He now has
160 acres ready for the seed.
Latest Arrival In Imperial
Kdgar Brother* have received v car
load of farming machinery and imple
ments of every description. Plows,
cultivators, harrows. dUc-hartMws.etc.
Carrying the Mail
Redlands Heights Boulevard
Ken 1 1 and/* i* preparing to net n new
p.tcc in creating attraction** for tourist*
by laying out .■ boulevard along the
cre*t of the Heights. It i*> probable
that in this the people are doing greater
work than they know, for it is safe to
say that not one citizen of KrdlanrU in
a hundred baa over seen that town and
its eticompasalfig hill* and mountain*
at the hour of their supreme beauty.
It is enough for the stranger to drive
through Canyon Crest park, drinking
in the perfume of the garden flowers
at;d orange bloom, associating with
the graceful trees, noting the contrast
ing beauty of rugged San Tinioteo
canyon and the ten thousand acres of
citrus orchard**, untamed nature on one
hand and the supremacy of human
landscape gardening on the other.
That is sufficient to prompt the stran
ger to invoke blessings on Messrs.
Smiley for creating such a treat for
human eyes. Hut for the people of
Kedlands, living on nectar and ambro
sia, it is meet and proper that there be
provided a closer communion with the
(Jod of nature, and the way is at hand
for winning this high privilege.
The ino-t delightful and inspiring
seue nu which human eye ever gazed
is the series of mountains and canyons
and valleys seen from RedlamU
Heights before and at sunrise on a
winter's morning. It is true that many
people £'?• too indolent to take the
trouble to share the beauties of this
display of the handiwork of the Cre
ator, but for even the few who love
nature more than they do bodily com
fort, a boulevard which will make more
convenient this communion with na
ture is worth vastly more than it will
cost, and Kedlauds ought to make it
compulsory on all its iuhabitats to pay
tribute at that shrine.
When San Bernardino and San Gor
gonio peaks are robed in white, their
outlines barely perceptible in the first
faint dawn of a winter's morning, the
dainty threads of light reaching
through San Gorgonio pass in line
with the base of the mountains, one'?*
eyes ought to first rest on the scene,
watching the growth of color as it
evolves from almost black nothingness
into a chromatic reality, amazing in
its splendors, and yet stealing on one's
senses like sweet music heard from
afar. No brush and no pen can ever
portray that scene, and no eye. having
beheld it, can ever forget it.
Kedlauds ought io make it easy for
its people to partake of this commun
ion with nature and impose the death
penalty on all who refuse so to do. As
for the tourists, Kedlauds under any
light is good enough.
New Store Coming
C. E. Scott, who has been in Imper
ial for some weeks, is preparing to open
a new store in town. He will use a
tent temporarily as a business hou*e,
eventually building. Mr. Scott came
from lowa, where he has had many
years experience in mercantile pursuits.
Notice of Assessment
IMPERIAL WATER COMPANY NO. 4.
■ Location of principal place of bnslne**, !.••-
Anfrele*, Los Anir«U's Count.*-, California.
Notice i* hereby given thai at a nvula'' meet-
Ing of * n * Board ol Director*^ helii «»n tlie thir-
ttvnth «ta> ol March, A. !>.. l'"»J. ari a**e**merit
of titty centaper -harv wa* levit-d npon ihe sub-
scribed capital Mock ot IhU incorporation,
payable on «>r before thf fifteenth »la\ <>t April.
l'V.2, in United States jyulil coin, tv 11. K. Ca"-
Icmli-r. the Secretary ol said company, at
Its office, SoQthern California Saving Hank.
152 North Spring Streft. in the city of L«»*
Angeles, county of Lot) Antf«*l<*H, »tat<* of Cali-
Any Mock ujh.ii which thi» a*sr»siu<Mit nliall
remain unpaid tin or after thf said Hftrrnth da>
ot April, A. Dm l'K>2, will be delinquent and a«i-.
wrtUod fur *al«« at public auction, and unlr»-»
payment I* made U-for**. \»iil in* »<»id on Moi •
day, the fifth day of May. A. !».. I*-.-. Io pay
the deliui|ut*nt a-»-.«**iiiiifnt. totf»-tln-r with tli«»
co»t« uf adyertlsintf ami expense of sale,
llv order of the Hoard uf I»ir«ctor>..
11. H. CAI.I.K.NOKK. S«-civtar>
oriice Southern. Calitoi ni.» SavinifS Hank. 15i
Nut th Sprinif Sii«*ei.