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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1903
WATER COMPANY NO. 1
It is hereby ordered by the board of
directors of Imperial Water Company
No. 1 that the Imperial Press be recog
nized as the official organ of said com
pany, and the secretary is instructed to
cause to be published in said newspaper,
without cost, the minutes of all the
meetings of the directors and stock
holders of said company.
Adopted by the board of directors of
Imperial Water Company No. 1, July 2,
1903 R. I). McPherrin, Sec.
AFTER TWENTY YEARS
'. he editor of the Press last week
celebrated the twentieth anniversary of
his arrival in the Southwest. This per
sonal statement is not presumed to be
of interest to thn public, but the con
trast between the Southwest of that day
and the Southwest of this day is so
.striking that it must give an interesting
aii'l instructive object lesson. Landing
in Tucson, Arizona, on tha 12th day of
November, 1883, a mud town was found,
with all the accessories of the frontier.
Now it is a citj r of modern buildings
and large industries. Phoenix, visited
six months later, was a prosperous vil
lage with the beginnings of agriculture
about it, and is now a progressive city.
Yunia was a mining center, and scores of
Indians walked the streets in almst total
nu lity. Reaching Southern California
in July of th« following year, Redlands
was not heard of, because it did not ex
ist. San Bernardino was a sleepy little
town without a railroad. Colton was a
cross-roads. I.iverside was notable be
cauna it produced oranges and lemons,
which made it a curiosity, rather than
a commercial and industrial center.
Ontario c insisted of three or four houses
and four streaks of young trees, des
tin.nl to mark the present beautiful
Euclid avenue. Pomona had a dozen
houses, som • apricot orchards and a
sniiill acreage of oranges. Pasadena was
a country village out in the wilderness.
. os Angeles was a lively little city which
In I attained fchj dignity of three-story
ImildiiuH, and they were multiplingrap
idly, though o ie often heard the ex
prvstfioii (hen: "The bomb >om has busted."
But the r< a I boom had not begun, and
it did not begin until the Santa Fe road
Twenty years ago Southern California
w;is simply beginning lo Hnd itself. The
outtiid • world was b ginning to hear the
first tidings of the strange land in the
far Southwest. But the foundations
were being laid for the great achieve
ments of later years.
Imperial valley is today in about the
same industrial condition that the coun
try was in from Redlands to Los A nge
les when first seen by the writer. But
the older section had to work out its
destiny as it sto<;d alone, like an oasis
in the desert that stretched to the north
and east for hundreds of miles. It is
better to be on an oasis than on a des
ert, but it is better to have no desert.
Imperial valley has the advantage of
being piactically an extension of the
old oasis. It is the backward *ide of in
dustrial achievement, which, having
reached the edge of the continent, is
settling back upon the further deserts,
bringing about the transformation to be
witnessed here. We have all the pres
tige of the achievements nearer the
coast to aid us. We have the markets
which the coast presents. We are not
a green spot on the desert, but a contin
uation of the backward tide of vegeta
tion, which will in time reach and cross
the Colorado river, and give us in this
quarter the productiveness of an em
Those who have had the opportunity
to watch the evolution of Southern Cali
fornia for a number of years are often
considered too optimistic. But the fact
iis that their optimism is simply know
ledge of results which are obtained by
the proper mixture of land, water and
climate. Like causes produce like re-
suits. Wherever land, water- and
balmy climate are brought together
there must be rapid evolution of in
dustry. Imperial valley is experiencing
the same change which has taken place
elsewhere in Southern California, and it
must move on to the same magnificent
The amount of energy wasted in the
world is oftentimes greatly discouraging
to the person of utilitarian bent of
mind, and it is encouraging to note that
one bright genius has set about the task
of utilizing the muscular exertion of
women who insist on holding up long
skirts which they persist in wearing.
It is estimated that in holding up a
skirt a power equal to lifting one pound
a foot high in a minute is exerted, and
thus every 3300 women who hold a skirt
exert themselves to the extent of a
horse power. There are twenty million
women in the United States, and if each
of them holds the weight of her skirt for
five hours a day, they exert a combined
power of over 15,000 horse power for a
ten- hour day. Statisticians who have
' studied this question carefully are also
convinced that the average woman car
ries needless packages in the right hand
equivalent to the burden of the skirt on
the left hand, and we have consequently
a wasted energy of about 30,000 horse
Of course it would be difficult to in
stall mechanism to utilize this power
except in the cities, but with 50 horse
power thus wasted in Los Angeles, 150
horse power in San Francisco, and from
1000 to 2000 each in Chicago and New
York, it is evident that it only needs
the inventive genius of the country to
solve the problem of wasted energy.
The proposed system is to provide on
each highway a large number of dainty
handles projecting from the sidewalks
and fitted to slide in grooves in the side
walks, each of the weigiits to exert a
weight of one pound in compression of
air, which compression can be used
where needed. The woman can take a
handle in each hand as she walks, thus
working for the promotion of industry
while at the same time ministering to
her craving for something to carry.
San Diego has celebrated the comple
tion of the work of dredging a thirty
foot-deep channel across the harbor bar.
There is but one thing more San Diego
needs and that is its railroad to Imper
ial and Yuma. And it could get that
railroad in mighty quick time if its peo
ple would invest their money with any
thing like the degree of benefit which
the road would bring them.
The new Republic of Panai 1a may be
likened to the bumblebee, in that it is
bigger at its birth than it will ever be
again. Its importance just now, hing
ing on a treaty just signe 1 by its am
bassador and Secretary Hay, providing
for United States sovereignty across the
isthmus on the line of the projected ca
nal, places tlu» Republic of Panama in
view of the whole world. We have
been making history fast during the
last two weeks, and the threat of Colom
bia that it will drive the United States
out of Panama will not be taken seri
ously, even though it may lead to a skir
mish or two.
The editor sat perplexed in his den,
gazing at a square inch of unoccupied
space needing to b •» filed instantly but
with nothing to fill it. Finally he took
down a bottle of as if ti la and filled the
hole with it. "There," sail he, "every
body will know that refers to dirt and
dusty streets." •
The pupils of the Imperial schools
are preparing a Thanksgiving program
which will be given next Wednesday
afternoon. All patrons of the schools
are cordially invited to be present.
Exercises in primary school from 1 :30
to 2:30, grain mar school from 2:45 to
4 p. m. C. M. Preston,
Prin. Imperial schools.
Imperial Water Company No. 5. l.oca-
tion of principal place of business, Los
Notice is hereby given : That at a
meeting of the Board of Directors of Im-
perial Water Company No. 5, held on
the 10th day of November, 1903, an
assessment of sixty-five cents per share
was levied upon the capital stock of the
corporation, payable immediately to S.
E. Gipson, treasurer, at Room 507 Trust
Building, N. E. corner of Second and
Spring streets, Los Angeles, Cal. Any
stock upon which this assessment shall
I remain unpaid on the 14th day of Decem-
ber, 1903, will be delinquent and adver-
tised for sale at public auction, and un-
less payment is made before, will be sold
on the 31st day of December, 1903, to
pay the delinquent assessment together
with costs of advertising and expenses
of sale. H. L. Brown,
Location of office, 507 Trust Building, N.
E. corner Second and Spring streets,
Los Angeles, California. 30-34
SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE
Notice is hereby given to the electors
of Imperial School District, in the
County of San Diego, and State of Cali
fornia, that, in accordance with the pro
visions of the Political Code of the State
of California, as set forth in Section 1880,
to and .including Section 1889 >f said
Code, an election will be held on the 7th
day of December, A. D., 1903, at the
office of Imperial Water Co. No. 1, in
said Imperial School district, at which
time will be submitted to the electors of
said District the question <>f issuing
bonds of the District and selling the
same, for the purpose of raising money
for purchasing school lots, for building
or purchasing one of more school houses
in such District, for insuring the same,
for supplying the same with furniture
and necessary apparatus, for improving
the grounds, or for any or all of said
purposes, and for liquidating any in
debtedness already incurred for said
The polls will be oi>ened and the elec
tion held at the office of Imperial Water
Co. No. 1, in Imperial School District,
on the Seventh (7) day ot December,
1903, and the polls will be open from
twelve (12) M. until sundown of said
R. D. McPherrin and C. J. Schenck
will act as judges of said election and D.
H. Chaplin will act as inspector at said
The amount of bonds to be issued is
Six Thorsand Dollars, of the denomin
ation of One Thousand Dollars each, and
to bear interest at the rate of t> per cent,
Said bonds are to be numbered con
secutively 1 to 6 inclusive, and are to
mature as follows, to-wit: 1, live years
from date; 2, six years from date ; 3,
seven years from date; 4, eight years
from date; 5, nine years from date; 6,
ten years from date.
Said election will be held in conform
ity with the provisions of the Political
Code of California governing such elec
tions. M. S. Clark
W. A. Ed(;ar
Trustees of Imperial School District.
Dated Nov. 11, 1903. 33
DESERT LAND, FINAL PROOF.-NOTICEFOR.
United States Land Office, Los Angeles, Calii.,
November 11, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that ADOLPHUS M.
SHENK, of Calexico, California, assignee of
William W. Shenk, has tiled notice of intention
to make proof on his desert- laud claim No.
1122, for the West one-half Se.tion three, town-
ship 17, ranyre 14 east, S. B. Al. bciuiv *\ G.
Ha ens, U S. Commissioner, .it his v,. c. at
Imperial. Cal.. on Satur i.i , in > Z th ...
uece. iibei, 1-AX&.
He names the following witnesses Lv p.o.c
ihe complete irrigation and reclamation oi saiu
H. A. Jenkins of Calexico. Cal., J. Aver of
Calexico, Cal., Joe Estudillo of Calexico. Cal.,
Frank Olmstead of Calexico, Cal.
35 A. J. CROOKSHAXK, Register
DESERT LAND, FINAL P OOF. NOTICE FO£
PUBLIC A I lON
United States Land Office, Los An^eies. Cal.,
November 10th, 19J3,
Notice is hereby gives that JEANNE
SHEPAKI) of Corona, Cal.. widow ol Geoij<v
A. Shepard, deceased, for the benefit ol the heirs
of said George A. Shepard. has tiled notice of
intention to make proof on his ik-Sv-rt-lana
claim No. 1131. for the SEU Sec. 31. T«vp. 15 S.
X 14 E. S. B. M. before uk- United Stales Com-
missioner at Imperial. Cal.. on Weduesilav,
the loth day of December, 1903.
She names the following witnesses to prove
the complete irri^ati-m and reclamation ol said
Thomas Beach, Seth \V. Mitchell. Lucius A.
Balslev, Elijah Al. Adams. all of Impetial. Cal.
34 A. J.CROOKSHANK, Retfisttr.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of the Interior. Land office at
Los Angeles, Cal., November 14th, 1903.
Notice is hereby eiven that the following-
named settler lias filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and ihat
said proof will be made before the United States
Commissioner at Imperial, Cal , on December
22nd, I'M?, viz; EDWIN L. EGGLr.STOX,
Homestead Entry -Ao. '»5iA), for the N£ Sec.
20, Twp. 16 S, R.I3E. S. B. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous i esidence upon and cultivation
of said land, viz:
J. R. Havens, of Silsbee, Cal , William Orick,
of Silsbee. Cal.. George LawrtMice. of Silsbee,
Cal., Hunting-ton McKusick. of Imperial, Cal.
35 A. J.CROOKSH AN «.. Register.