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COLORADO RIVER DAM.
The Government to Construct One at
Bull's Head Canyon.
At a point called Bull's Head Can
yon, about two miles below the New
Comstock mines, on the Colorado
River, is where the United States Gov
ernment will construct a dam. The
diamond drill which is now at work
there has just finished the first of
nine holes to be drilled into the river
bed. The first forty feet was through
sand and gravel and the next fifteen
feet was in granite of quality that will
make a secure foundation for the dam.
The eastern portion of the country
along the river is being mapped; the
distances between points of import
ance will be represented, every mine
and mill, and other features, as Avell
as the meandering of the river will
be outlined. This will be the first
survey made of this part of the coun
try along this great water way.
There are, approximately, 50,000
acres of land that will be brought
under cultivation below the dam and
above the Needles. The dam will be
100 feet high and electric power will
be generated and sold to the mining
companies operating in the vicinity,
at the actual cost of generating it.
All the land to be benefited has been
withdrawn from entry and will not be
open for entry until the work has
been completed, which will be about
two years Its construction will entail
an expenditure of over $1,000,000 —
A report comes from Imperial that
a corps of surveyors for the Southern
Pacific railroad has started to survey
an extension of the Imperial branch
to Calexico, and possibly to San
Diego. The latter however, is only
surmise. — Los Angeles Herald.
Hetty Green in Fiction.
1 have searched the pages of history
in vain to find the year that the sub
ject of this sketch came into posses
sion of her wealth. But history does
not go back that far.
Hetty Green was born in the mint in
Philadelphia some time later than 1827.
Her father was Secretary of the
Treasury without bonds and her only
uncle was night watchman over on
Last winter she rented her hall bed
room to a widow with three children.
One of the children swallowed a sil
ver dollar and the poor mother was
nearly frightened to death. When the
doctor arrived he asked what had been
done for the little boy. The mother
replied that she had called Mrs. Green,
who did her best to get it. The doctor
picked up his case and put on his
cloves, remarking: "I give it up.
There's no use in my trying to get n
dollar that Mrs. Green couldn't get."
HARNESS AND SADDLERY GO.
Wholesale ami Retail Manufacturers of
Harness and S««ldlerv Goods,
Blankets* Rnbas Whips
and Turf Good*.
239 So. Main St. LOS ANORLHS, CAL.
Imperial is in luck. The railroad
train will enter that town this week,
and hereafter one can take the train
from any point direct to Imperial.
An extension is talked of from there
to Silsbee, and then it will be another
garden spot added to Los Angeles; at
least until we get that eastern out
let, without having to go around the
horn. — Escondido Times.
There are now four towns in the
T mperial country, Cal.,. where a few
Buy Your Boots and Gloves by Mail |ill
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coast. There's quality and economy for you here on these goods. «&'.*'"".' ' \
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wish them, and about the price you would care to pay. Try us on Wftif^'^Vtv^Ef
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• Lose Tents, Awnings, Canvas Clothing, Shaw Duck g& ' ; >Wsffi\
W^^^^^M Clothing. We make your goods to order at ww i!^| I'fnniW|il1 'fnniW|il ?i ' v ' a
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T«l^&>la ' Complete Canvas Suits consisting of Coat, £J[ flfl
g^^g^B Vest, Pants and Hat, to order up from . . O*ViUU
/raiiliplak en cl for self-measurement slip. Pleadquarters for Hunting
fISIP|^fPP"fIL Goods, Sporting Goods, Bicycles.
l^^^m. WM. H. HOEGEE CO. Los Angeles, Cal.
138-140-142 So. Main Street =
Union Hardware and Metal Co.
OUR GUARANTEE OF EXCELLENCE
BUILDERS' HARDWARE AND SUPPLIES,
IRRIGATING, MINING AND GRADING TOOLS,
FENCING MATERIAL AND BLACKSMITHS' SUPPLIES,
WE HAVE A COMPLETE STOCK.
LOS ANGELES, phone, private exchanoe 92 CALIFORNIA
years ago there was not a single in
habitant; 20,000 acres were devoted
to raising crops during 1902. This
is the result of the development of
the great canal system which is now
able to put water onto more than
100,00 acres of fertile desert land.—
Los Angeles Pacific Coast Advertiser.
Some teopie WnO s-uy mey have
iven their hearts to God never ad
ait the truth — that they have given
Prof. D. H. Chaplin, who is-remem
bered as the principal of the B-street
school, is in the city from Imperial.
Prof. Chaplin has filed his bond as a
lotary. Prof. Chaplin resigned the
nrincipalship of the B-street school to
look after his interests at Imperial. He
says that the New River country has
a great future.— San Diego Tribune.
The charity which has a bill posting
stablishment in connection does not
'aye any other connection.