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TO THE PEOPLE OF IMPERIAL
For several months the mem-j
bers composing the radical ele-^
inent of the Imperial Valley I
Water Users* Association have
been convinced that Imperial I
must have a newspaper entirely,
free from corporate influence and
control. A paper that will pub-j
lish the news and tell the truth,
even if it does "shame the devil." I
•'Ye shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free."
We have often been warned >
that we should not speak against!
the failure of the California De-j
velopment Company and its allied j
corporations to keep its agree- 1
ments. because such talk would |
hurt the valley. No matter if;
the farmers were damaged more ;
than $600,000 last spring because
the company failed to furnish
water according to contract, we
should patiently bear our afflic
tions in silence, lest we should
scare away some investors who
might come and buy land, enabl
ing a few people to unload and
get out Such arguments seem
plausible on the surface to a lim
ited number of people, but the
great body of sensible men know
that prosperity founded on decep
tion is not enduring. Hence we
say, let the truth be known.
To those that fear the future
of Imperial Valley, attention is
called to a few facts, viz:
1. About 400,000 acres of land
as fertile as the world affords
lies spread out in almost perfect
slope and evenness for irrigation.
2. The Colorado river flows
past us into the gulf, bearing an
abundance of water.
3. There is a down hill slope
and a natural channel all the
wav from the river to the Salton
Sink. Last year there was an
opening only forty feet wide to
start water' this way. It can
easily be made 200 feet wide.
4. Uncle Sam has assured us
that the water shall never be
cut off from bis Imperial chil
5. Imperial has a climate un
excelled for healthfuluess and
the development of vegetation,
hence it is a grand place to live
and become prosperous.
Let the faint-hearted lift up
their heads and rejoice, and never
fear that the truth told will
"ruin the Valley."
We look upon government irri
gation as a certainty. We do
not bclicvcrthat the* $^.000. 000
deal will go through, but we do
believe that the government will
offer a fair price and that the
California Development Company
will gladly take that price. Mr.
Heber will probably take the
proposition to Congress, where
he will be turned down as hard
as he was at the Xl Paso Irriga
tion Congress. After such a
Congressional jolt he will be
convinced that after all. Uncle
Sam's locomotive actually did
butt the Imperial bull off the
K. N. Chaplin.
TO MEN WHO ADVERTISE
The Pkkss wishes to say it has
far better inducements to offer
than any pij>er in Imperial Val
ley and in order to prove the;
above statement we name the fol
lowing reasons :
1. The I'kkss is the oldest j
and best established paper in the
Imperial Valley. It has been
in the homes of the pioueeis of j
this Valley since its early his
tory, having been established
since April, 1901, and before \
there was a railroad in this local
2. The I'kkss has as lar»;e a
paid circulation as the combined
paid circulation of all other pa
pers in the Valley.
3. We have one price to ad
vertisers, all are treated alike !
The advertising rate of the Pkkss
appears in another column.
4. The Pkkss is a paper pub- j
lished for the people without!
fear or favor.
5. The Pkkss has a first-class
solicitor who will cover the entire
field and an advertisement ap
pearing in the Pkkss will be read
by every man, woman and chi.tl
in Imj>erial Valley.
There are many other reasons
better known to the advertiser
himself, but he will tret value re
ceived. The proposition of the
Pkkss is one of business. Come
early and avoid the rush.
In the early history of the
Water Users' Association all was
peace and harmony; factions were
unknown. Hut as time went on
and questions of grave import
ance came up a division of ideas
likewise came. Somebody, no
body knows who, volunteered a
name for the two factions—radi
cal and conservative. Very well,
for at that time the name seemed
\to fit. But the tables are turn
ed. Those conservatives now ad
vocate the payment of a large
sum of money which is considered
i by good authorities beyond reason
and which is hash, kadicai..
Those radicals now advocate the
i payment of a much smaller sum,
I thereby lessening the obligation
lof the land owner and which is
careful, conservative. What do
In ntipltier coitittm will Ik* found
nti article by ii well known editor
of Southern California, giving a
description of our valley a» ho
soon it. Mr liiiH, however, nn ex
alted opinion of the border town.
I.mim:kiai. people ma<!e a great
hit at Xl Paso. 1). I). Lawrence
Ihml Vm roping steers in the am
ateur cl«»ss, and Leroy Holt made
the speech of the day in tlic con
vention. And he the silent matt,
To sec the number of new
buildings goin^ up in Imperial
one wouldn't think there was any
discussion of a water supply or
anything else of a serious nature.
The people evidently don't think
there is any doubt about the fu
ture of I mpefial— whoever fur
nishes the water. The city is
growing rapidly, the country im
proving in every way and pros
perity everywhere apparent.
In another column will he
found the latest rc|K»rt of I. W.
Glenson, president of Water Com
pany N«>. 1, ami mem bet of the
Water Users* Association. This
rejHMt was to have been published
sometime ago and in view of the
fact that it was not. and that it
is the desire of the Pkhss to give
its readers all information possi
ble to obtain, the rej>ort appears.
We shall publish that which we
know is right and just without
fear or favor. Mr. (Jleason has
written two other articles on the
conditions and this is next in line.
VOTERS VOTED DISCRIMINAT
Indications That the Term-lixtension |
Amendment is Utterly Defeated
Hfturn- from at) conn tie* of the Htntel
save nineteen indicate thnlthe no-adlcd
"graft" amendment extending the
lenjjth of tho session of the legislature
hail hern defeated. It \a now about
4.-100 to the bad and the counties *till
to he heard from will in all probability
increase the adverse majority.
Complete returns on the amendments^
most of them official, have been receiv
ed from counties which c;i-t an aggre
gate vote for presidential €*lect<irii of
281,801', which leaven Htill unaccount^l
for about 22,000 votes which were ca»t
in the counties of Alpine, Calavenis,
Colusa, Xl Dorado, iliimboldt, Inyo,
lessen, Marij»oHn, Mendbcihb, Modoc,
Mono, IMumaa Sierra] Siskijrou, Teh
aina, Trinity, Tulare, Tiiolumno and
Yulki. The vote accumulated hliowh
the following results:
Proposition authorizing thu Han Fran*
cisco harbor coniinimionera t*> lx>rrf»w
fI'.ODO.OOO to extend the seawall of the
jxirt of San FranciHeo— For, 102,705;
Amendment authorizing the creation
of district courts of ap|>eul — For, 01,752;
Amendment exempting tho property
«»f the Academy of fkivlices from taxa
tion For, 03,1 10; ogalnst; 51,813.
Amendment exempting shipping from
taxation— For, 44.050; nguliuft 07,802.
Ainendiuent exempting $UM) worth of
i jHTMonal properly from taxation— For,
61,237 against, 38,038.
Ameudinent extending tho loiiKth of
the ItfgiHlaturo'rt ttessloil and providing
each IcgiHlator with a clerk —Fur, f».'J,.'»:j|
Amendment p.-i I lining In the iim||.
flcntiou of the limit— For, fto,7iHl: n^ainut
The vote on tho amendment pQftAlll*
iiitf to the codilieation of the lawn m
very clutt', the majority ngninst in Iho
ctninln-M heard front U-inK only |Wi It
i* dillicult to form a judgment its to
how the result will Jhj aflected liy the
Votooftho llftewn counticH wtlll t-> Ik)
heard from, although the prohahililicH
are n^ain-t it* Uiin: curried.
The Academy of HclenAm exemption
liiih been gniiitcd l»y a decisive vote, al
though the op|Mmilioii to it wan Very
HlronK in certain quarters.
The most BliikiiiK feature of the h*u
urea collected ii the euormouu innjurlty
which the pro|Hntitiou to allow tho
harbor commhudnn U» borrow uioney to
complete the nea«wall receive* l. At one
time it wit* fearvtl lluil the uit'tuttiru
would budefeateil l*y a nectiotial luwtil*
ity, hut explanation.** and plain talk coif
viucitl many of the opJMiuduUi that they
were making a mistake. Tin* remit t.i
nevn in the vote of 102,7 lK r > for and only
22,308 UK»d net: over 78,01)0 to tho koiml
au«l fifteen count lea tftill to Ihsii from —
Kditor Kced of the Standard left Fri
day afternoon for Han l>ie#».
U. S. Hanley a new arrival ln»ni
Kausait, liiim purchased 1-2 6' «cc. I in
T. 16 S. It 13 B. lie liiw Mcßridea urad
in); outfit employ©*! putting the entire
311) to crop.
E. U. Butcher, tin? new S. I*, iigeiit
for 1 1 raw ley, i* now lonited in hin
|Mtrtnblu quarter* — a lux car -ami will
l.w ready for biwinead aa mooii u.h liih
Hnp|»liet) arrive. A telejirnph Mtntion
will iiljm) he c*ttnl»li><lied at Bruwley.
Mr. Butcher in not alone having a
charming companion — his wife.
H. L. Iloiden ami C. F. Kmery. repre
senting the New York Life liiHuruiico
Co., left the Valley Sat unlay after n
very plea&iut and uucceswful two week's
viwit here. They were greatly pKntxctl
with the climate while here, and B)>cuk
highly of the nood crojtfi, fat cattle,
Ik«h. horses, etc., that they have t»cett.
Notice to Stockholder* of Impenal
Water Company No. S
. A stockholder* meeting i» lierV'bv
called to m rc t at lloliviltc, at 10 o'clock
v. 111. on \Vf«lmj«liiy, l)«c. 14, HH)*, to
cbhiiiflur llie following piojK»*iii<ni uutl
any other* tlmt may appvar:
At tho No. ' r > llenciiiiiiwlilcliia h»witctl
Abbtit three lijilea w>iitli**iwt of I I«»lt viltt*,
ii (luin Mm originally put ncrotu* thu
Alamo river to .rniuu tho witter It i w li
enough to How out tliron^li the No. 5
Main canal. Two tvmsto ways have
Ijctrii cohbtriict«tl in cimm-ction with
(lain t«» (lirt|M»s«« ii( tho excels water »«cnt
ilowti the Alamo riv«:r. Itoth of llietio
Btfuctiirea liavo Iweii wiißlicd uwjiy.
l.a-^t June v dam wiui hnill ncroMfl tho
gorue that won niailo wlieii tlioHtruc^
tiireti went out. Itm there in im «»Mo
way to tak«? care *»f the excefw water
thiil may collie (lown thu Alamo river.
No. f» Main canal HVntem can not take
cart) of more than fifteen Hiuus-Mkl
incliea of water,
All of No. fl rrtiial By h tern iH in tlaiiuor
every «hiy; tlic ilunytT incieaHCH an tho
UOfUIOII of hi^'li water apprumlius.
No. ."• him v contract with tho Call'
forniit Deyel»|)inent C«»tu|»miy wh»*i«-hy
it nuiit hniM nml maintain it auii;il»o
wn-l* 1 wav at that pluco.
The qiU'Htion \h now Irforo iw t vlij
mliiill No. Ft a*i nhi'Hil HiiU hnihl thai
wartto way, ami tak«» tliA^cnmt out of tho
ftfiMCHttiiient money <luo Juiiimry I, *>r
Hhall we (le|H)liil on tho mlow iim» lpmlh
Olli ployed hy thu California t>«»v«-|iip.
Alho, hhall any fiction Im» taken n>.
th*> duiuti|(e clttilim?
K. N (/iiACi.i.v, Pie».
I. I*. HILUUAN. 8«C.