The Pasadena News has bought a
lot and is soon to erect a home in
which to install itself and a new
press. The Riverside Enterprise has
also purchased the brick block In
which it is published and the old time
Press of that city is about to erect
a fine block for its home, and the
Imperial Press is going to try to lay
the foundation for the coming pros
perity and make a little hay while
the sun is shining, or at least before
it ceases to shine. Newspapers appear
to be making money. So mote it
•Pasadena recently voted $300,000 in
bonds for parks, public buildings, etc.,
and now it is proposed to vote $100,
000 more for a high school building.
Thus Pasadena is placing itself at
the head of the column in the way of
building a city.
Southern California has this sea
son shipped about 14,500 carloads of
oranges and 2500 carloads of lemons,
making in round numbers 1 17,000 car
loads of citrus fruits for the season,
quite a falling off from last year's
The rice fields of Louisiana and
Texas, which have been given a
careful study during the past season,
furnish a striking illustration of the
profits .to be derived from the adop
tion of irrigation in this section.
Even with the expense of pumping,
rice growing in these States has
proven remarkably profitable. Lands
which were formerly worth from $1
to $3 per acre and used only for
grazing, now sell for $30 to $40 per
acre, and yield an annual return
equal to the value of the land.—lrri
If the present experimental crop of
rice near Imperial proves satisfac
tory this will become a great rice
country, with cheap water.
Nothing beats a good wife but a
"Water is King— Here is its Kingdom."
IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1902.
IN THE MIXUP.
Three smart young men and three nice girls —
All lovers true as steel —
Decided in a friendly way,
To spend the day awheel.
They started in thc..earjy..morn,s^;;
And' nothing seemed amiss,
And when they reached the leafy lanes
They in like
Rode twos this!
They wandered by the verdant dale,
IJeside the rippling rill ; •
The sun shone brightly all the while;
They heard the song bird's thrill.
They sped through many a woodland glade.
The world was full of bliss—
And when they rested in the shade
Theysat intwos likethis.
The sun went down and evening came,
A lot too soon they said ;
Too long they tarried on the way;
The clouds grew black o'erhead.
Down dashed the rain! They homeward flew,
Slipped sideways — Crash! Great Scott!
ANNUAL BATH IN BLUE! LAKE.
Most of the rights to water from the
canals in Colorado are sold, some of
them, however, are rented. Where
they are sold the price ranges from
$1500 to $4000 per water-right for 80
acres. In many sections of the State
a reservoir water-right must be pur
chased in addition to the right to use
water from the streams. — Irrigation
This is at the rate of from about
$20 to $50 an acre, with an additional
charge for a reservoir water-right in
some localities. Water-rights are
still cheap In the Imperial Settle
A cross-eyed man was arrested for
burglary in Omaha the other day.
He proved himself straight. He just
A series of experiments in the
humid section of the United States
show that as an insurance against
drouth and an aid to intensive agri
culture, irrigation is yearly becoming
of greater Interest and importance. —
Yes, irrigation is cheaper than rain
as it is a guarantee of good crops.
Ohio legislators are in the throes
of an extra session. This is their
punishment for previous faulty legis
lation. If California's lawmakers
were to be thus penalized, they would
be In perpetual session. — San Diego
The burgiar who was killed by a
policeman, while in the act of robbing
a bank evidently died leaving v lot
A low colonist rate of $33 tor all
points east to Southern California has
been arranged by the Southern Pacific
and Santa Fe lines, good this year
during September and October. This
is the rate that was in force last
spring, which brought 20,000 peoplo
to this coast. ■ This coming season
will see the tide" of travel set in to
wards this country in a way never
before witnessed. Get ready for the
incoming tidal wave.
If push is a good thing in business,
why not in politics? — Pasadena Star.
That depends. An honest push is
good in both business and politics.
A dishonest push is liable to send a
man to the penitentiary in either
business or politics.
The hardened criminal and the
young person who has in an unwary
moment yielded to temptation are
both subject to the same law and the
same punishment. The criminal
class in the United States today
consist largely of those who have
been permanent criminals and those
who have been made criminals, per
verted and crushed down by being
thrown into the society of criminals.
It is a subject to which- altogether
too little attention is given by the
public. — Los Angeles Journal.
One day a drill sergeant in the Bri<>
ish army had a number of recruits to
drill and wanted the married men sep
arated from the single ones, so he
formed them in a line and gave the
word of command, "Single men ad
vance and married men fall back in
All took their positions except one,
an Irishman, who stood still. The ser
geant asked the reason why he had
not moved, but no answer came from
"Come, my man, are you married?"
"No," replied Pat.
"Then you are single?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am courtin* Biddy," was the re
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