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Zbt Country 'Hound
Peter Barnes wan up from Cameron
L. E. Cooler made a trip to
Eastside few days ago.
Mrs. J. E. Evans was in from
south of town Tuesday.
Joe Estudillo sends the Pkkss
to his father at San Jacinta.
Gilbert H. Purely and L. E. Cooley
were here from Blue lake Tuesday.
A. W. Pattoti and Eugene
Snow made a business trip to
Thos. Walker of National City,
has been in the valley several
days looking at land.
W. V. Holt, who went to Rcdlandt
on a vinit to hih family last Saturday,
returned to Imperial Wednesday.
I. \V. Gleason, agent at River
side for the Imperial Land com
pany, was here the other day.
Roy Kockwood, after spending
about three weeks on the coast,
returned to Cameron last Satur
W. W. Masten sent a 6-horse
team in from his construction
camp first of the week for a load
P. \V. Heck, from San Die^o,
has been looking over the valley
this week with a view to locating
on land here.
Hen V'Lier was here from Pas
adena several days latter part of
last week looking the country
over for land.
S. B. Brown, of the firm of
Brown Bros., representing at San
Bernardino the Imperial Land
company, is here this week.
J. 11. Hoffman, who has been at
Cameron several months, left last
Saturday for Los Angeles, where
he will spend a short vacation.
The Rekoff Brothers, who are
in the valley from lowa, putting
in a crop of feed on their land,
were in town xf otiday for supplies.
IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1901.
Summary of the
General Manager A. 11. Hcberof the
Imperial Laud company and President
George Chafey of the California De
velopment company are here.
11. Cross was here the other
day from Riverside with a view
to taking lan«l in the valley. He
was very enthusiastic over the
Jesse O'Neal of Whittier, was
here few days ago looking after
his interests. He has a tract
of land in the valley which he is
very proud of.
George (i. and John Hussey,
who have established their resi
dence on a homestead near Dia
mond lake, were in town first of
the week for supplies.
About two acres of cotton have been
planted an an expci intent at Cameron,
and from the way it is growing it is
believed that cotton raining can be
made a success in the valley.
W. E. Potter from Lyoncs, Or
egon, has been looking the coun
try over for a location. Mr. Pot
ter is very favorably impressed
with the prospects of the country.
G. W. McCaulley, the genial
and portly proprietor of the Mc-
Caulley Stage Line, plying" be
tween here and Flowingwells,
was over in these parts 'the other
Millet that was planted at Cameron
since July 2nd is now headed and
ready for the harvesting' machine. In
height it will reach more than three
feet, and there is an excellent stand on
Thos. Beach and family, ac
companied by Mr. Beach's nephew
and Peter Games, left for San
Diego last week. They make
the trip cross-country, and will
bring some cows into the valley
on their return.
M. P. Hiestand, who has been
doing carpenter work in the val
ley for more than a year, left for
Los Angeles Sunday, to return
in about two weeks. Mr. Hies
tand is a recent addition to our
C. G. Hoffman was here from
Col ton last week looking at land.
"Water Is King-fine Is Us Kingdom."
Just before leaving Mr. Hoffman
said: "Here is 75 cents. Send me
the PkKSS for a few months to
Col ton < After that my address
will be Imperial.'*
Dr. Jarvis, of Riverside, was in
the valley the other day with a
view to locating here. He said
while he saw no opening here for
doctors, the country is all right
as is fully demonstrated by the
wonderful growth of the crops
which have been planted in the
We owe to Mr. P. J. Storms,
who resides near Diamond lake,
our heartiest thanks for remem
bering us so kindly last week. He
sent us one of the nicest dressed
wild turkeys we ever saw, and it
was certainly appreciated by ye
editor and his family.
M. K. G reason, who has been
at Cameron several days looking
after his interests in the valley,
left for his home in Kokono, In
diana, last Saturday. Mr. G rea
son is very proud of the property
G. At Shcpard of Corona, who
owns a tract of land three miles
south of town, was here theoth
er day arranging to have it put
in cultivation this fall. Mr.
Shcpard is very proud of his Im
perial country property.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Banta from
south of town were here shop
ping Monday. Mr. Banta says
that he planted a field of corn the
last days in June that is now
higher than a man's head. He
has a very nice melon patch.
Wesley Patton and Eugene
Snow, who have been harvesting"
hay on New river for several
days, came in first of the week,
bringing a load of the grass,
which was the first unbaled hay
ever)* brought into Imperial.
Fred Fuller of Whittier, who
has a tract of land in the valley,
was here the other day. Mr.
Fuller is well pleased with his
possessions here. He took several
stalks of sorghum out of the
valley with him that had grown
to a height of more than nine
P. X. Benjamin, of Riverside,
spent several days looking over
this country last week, and ex
pressed himself as well pleased
with the valley and the develop
ments being made. He will like
ly take land somewhere in the
he and hi* brothers have acquirer!
in the Imperial country.
H. McDermott, freight agent
at Riverside for the Southern
California Railway company, was
looking over the Imperial coun
try few days ago. Mr. McDer
mott was well pleased with the
country, and said the work being
accomplished here is very en
L. R. Parson, general manager
of the Los Angeles Piano com
pany, spent several days here
latter part of last week looking
over the country. Mr. Parson
was very favorably impressed
with the future prospects of the
valley, and will be likely to invest
here. Regarding the crops that
have been planted he stated that
they were certainly surprising,
and demonstrate that the land is
all that can be asked.
Word comes irom W. S. Cor
win of Highlands, who has a
tract of land in the valley, that
he expects to put modern im
provements upon his property in
the very near future. It is safe
to predict that Mr. Corwin will
have one of the best places in the
valley, as he is a hustler and
knows how to set a farm going.
He owns an orange grove of 25
acres near Highlands, from
which he shipped under his per
sonal label this season 27 carloads
\V. A. Edgar of Ethanac, spent
several days looking over the
valley latter part of last week.
Mr. Edgar wrote a book of 15
pages while traversing the coun
try which he proposes to read to
his friends and neighbors on his
return home. He was very en
thusiastic over the prospects of
the valley when he was led into a
field of sorghum nine feet high
that was just up good the Fourth
of July. Mr. Edgar ordered the
Pkkss to keep him posted on what
is going on in the valley.
The first planting of sorghum in the
valley is now waiting the work of the
harvester, and some of it has reached
a height of nine feet. This is certain
ly not a bad showing when one remem
ber* that it was not planted until the
latter part of June, during the hottest
weather we have, and that it was put
in under difficulties which would j>re«
yetit anything 1 from growing at all in
many farming* districts. As has been
remarked by a large number of pros
pective settlers during the past few
days the wonder is that any of the first
crops planted in the valley came up
and grew at all. They unanimously
added that the soil has acted well its
part, and that crops are surprisingly
fine— better even than under the most
favorable conditions in many districts.