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Imperial press and farmer. (Imperial, San Diego County, Cal.) 1901-1903, March 14, 1903, Image 4

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THE IMPERIAL PRESS
I'UBUSIIHII SATUKKAYS AT IMPKRIAI., CAI«, II V
EDGAR b\ HOWE
POSTOPVICB AKKRICSS, IMPERIAL, SAN IIIF.OO
CO., CAf.II'OKMA.
SUBSCRIPTION
One year .... $1.00
Six Mouths .... .50
Single Copies .... .05
[Beginning with April 1, the sub
scription list of the Phrss will be put
dii a basis of strict cash in advance.]
Advertising rates made known on application
at the offics.
FNTERBD AS SECOND CLASS MATTER
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1903
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
The credit system is the curse of the
country paper. Not to exceed one half
of the papers sent out from the country
press of the whole country are ever
paid for". The consequence, is that the
subscription price must be fuily double
that of a paper run on a cash, basis.
After April Ist, no. copy of the Impbk
r.\i< Press will be sent out unless paid
for in advance, and in every case after
that date the subscription will be dis
continued with the expiration of the
time paid for. Running thus on a
cash basis, the suhscrition price can be '
reduced to $1 a year, a price within the
reach of every body.
THE IMPERIAL SPIRIT
What ever doubt one may have
at previous times of the future of
Imperial, using the word as
meaning the great country now
being placed under irrigation in
this vicinity, as well as the im
mediate town bearing that'name,
there is no more room for misgiv
ings. The first great work, the
only one in which ah energetic
policy has.' been followed, 'has
been in the colonization and the
development of the agricultural
resources of the valley* until
there are now in the. neighbor
hood of 30,000 acres of crops
growing, with from 3,000 to 4,000
people residing in tlu valley.
That was as it should be. With
the development of the resources
of the farms there would of ne
cessity be a natural and healthy
growth of the towns of the valley
and of all the varied industries
which must find their foundation
in the work of the farmers. It is
because the work on the farms
has been crowded ahead with so
great vigor that in six months
the town of Imperial has at last
taken a great rush forward, in
creasing in population from about
200 to about 600 in six months.
And this is but the beginning.
And so at last we have a town
the spirit of which is a thing for
us all to rejoice in and to promote
with our utmost ability. The
Press will have no monopoly in
doing things for the advance
ment of the general trrowth of
affairs of the town and valley.
Every business man and every
professional man here will lend
a hand in the good work. To do
its part, the Press is installing*
new machinery and material,
and beginning with the next issue
will come- under the personal
management of its new owner,
who.^e poilicy it is to be to issue
just as good a newspaper as the
people of the valley will permit
him to get out, and he expects it
to be a better newspaper than the
valley has ever had. But this is
simply the Imperial spirit. It is
doing in one line what everybody
is doing in his line.
Before the month is out there
will be regular train service into
Imperial,' and people, by the ; hun
dreds who have been waiting for
the opening of the road will come
pouring in to see how things are
going and to join with us in
making things go.
Before this year is out steps
must be taken to incorporate the
town. We must have a city or
ganization to provide. for the five
thousand people who are/ to be in
the town within two years at the
furthest. ' •'■'-•
I Before those two years have
I passed, -Imperial will be on the
I main line of the Southern Pacific
.road Irom Yuma to Los Angeles.
In all probability it ..will. have
railroad, connections with San
Diego and with the> west coast of
the Gulf of Mexico.' ;.. ;
Gentlemen, things are doing in
the erstwhile desert of the Colo
rado. We may see a pafFof that
which is transpiring, but there is
a still greater display of affairs
just over the horizon of time.
Bide a wee and you will see, but
remember that all things comes
only to him who hustles while lie
waits. And he who hustles is
the oin; who has. imbibed the
spirit of Imperial. I
The number of irrigation ca
nals and ditches in the United
States exceeds 20,000 and their
combined length is not less than
50,000 miles.
The Yunu Sentinel says that
Yuma County has enough water
to irrigate every acre of land
within her borders, and still have
countless millions of gallons to
flow to the sea.
There were 17000 bills intro
duced into Congress this last ses
sion and only about 200 of them
became laws. The Los Angeles
Times thinks the people are lucky
that so few passed.
San Diego county is in the
throes, or soon will be of a fight
between the union and non-union
printers. The board of Supervi
sors has passed a resolution au
thorizing the various officers to
accept only bids from firms which
use the "Union label." District
Attorney Carter has rendered an
opinion to the Civic Federation
in which he says the action of
the Board is unconstitutional.
IMPEKIAL PKKSS
Imperial Lumber and
Commercial Company
Dealers In
LUMBER AND BUILDING
MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS
Whok'salo and Retail
Hay and Grain of Every Oescription
Fiiriijing- Implements. Wagons, Voliioles, etc. We have, just re-
ceived a carload of barb ware.
Yard on Eighth Street, Imperial. Cal.
To avoid moving we will sell at cost
! Hats, Caps, and Dry Goods,
! : ;i Boots and Shoes
M\f CHELIi & HOLHAN
. .. ,Ny N y Remember the place,
420 WEST EIGHTH STREET
Opposite Edgaf> Hardware Store. IMPERIAL, CALIFORNIA.
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|p dote/ Tmperiatl
I Imperial, California. ;»! ! *
♦ t Q >f * ers l 0 lhc Public f
% f '?*£ ,?[ ;s iifl e 3 ri or ace o m modation s | ' ♦
I Patronage of tourists and land-seekers solicited ' I
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Imperial Mercantile Co.
DEALERS IN
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Groceries Canned Goods
Dry Goods notions
Building hardware Implements
HAY AND GRAIN SEED GRAINS
" , — '
BLUE LAKE STORE, buue dd l a a n kI ro cZ^Srn,a
Grccerie ;, Provisions, Hay and Grdn
SUPPLIES FOR PEOPLE AND TEAMS COMING TO THE VALLEY
AND KOK VISITORS TO THE LAKE A SPECIALTY

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