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The Country 'Round
A. 11 . Kehkoph is a recent sub
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Baiita were
in town Sunday.
N. A. Jones of Frankfort, Ind.
orders the Pkkss sent to his ad
W. F. Holt returned from a
business trip to Los Angeles yes
I. \V. Gleason from Riverside,
was a guest at Hotel Imperial
the other day.
Arthur Ewins is spending sev
eral days on the coast in San
A. J. Elliott spent Sunday in
Imperial, reporting everything
OK on New river.
N. S. Hitchcock of Jerome,
Ariz., was here several days lat
ter part of last week.
J. Z. C. Watson from East
Highlands was looking over the
Imperial country last week.
Prof. J. E. Carr arrived in Im
perial yesterday and will open
school in the valley Monday.
Jno. Wherry was here the other
day from Riverside, and will
probably locate in this country.
G. R. Blodgett was looking
over the valley few days ago. He
left Saturday last for Los Ang
George Laurance left the valley
last week on a trip down in Mex
ico, in search of a pair of strayed
Mr. and Mrs. VV. W. Masten
were shopping in town first of
the week. Mr. Masten is another
\V. W. Mastcn left here Tues
day on a business trip to Los
Angeles, and expects to return
first of next week.
Dr. J. C. Blackington tells us
IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1901.
Summary of tfye
that his family will arrive in the
valley about the first of October
to make their home here.
S. B. Brown of San Bernardino, and
11. C. Oakley of I^oh Aii^olch, arc here
with larffe parties of land ncckcr* an
we jjo to prcHH with thin issue.
P. J. Storms was in town from
the Diamond lake region the oth
er day, and reported everything
moving nicely in that part of the
A. W. Patton left here last
Saturday on a business trip to
Los Angeles, San Francisco and
other points. He will be absent
about three weeks.
Joseph Treshil was here from
Julian few days ago, and will lo
cate somewhere in this country.
The Pkkss will keep him in
touch with the vally in the fu
Dr. W. T. Heffernan returned
to Cameron last Saturday from
Los Angeles. The doctor says
he will likely commence work on
the construction of his adobe
business house about the first of
E. T. Wright, C. E., of Los
Angeles, was examining the pos
sibilities of the Imperial country
last week. Mr. Wright thinks it
impossible to estimate the worth
of the valley when developed.
Leroy Holt returned from Red
lands Monday. He had expected
to bring his family to Imperial
on his return to make their home,
but they were delayed in Redlands
because of the illness of Mrs.
Holt. Mr. Holt's friends here
wish for his wife's early recovery
and removal to Imperial.
G. T. Staram, president of the
Ontario State Bank, Ontario,
Calif., was here latter part of
last week. While here Mr. Stamm
visited the Cameron region and
was very enthusiastic over the
crops fliab-havc^bcen grown-in
that scctiomthis summer.
A. M. Chaffcy, secretary and
treasurer of the California De
44 Water is Hinq-fyert is it* Kingdom."
velopmcnt company, was here
on business the other day. Mr.
Chaffcy expressed himself as very
much pleased with progress of
developments, and said the feed
crops are surprisingly good.
Messrs Weed Bros., consisting
of S. X., Dana L. and Frank L.
Weed of Nestor, came into the
vallcv last week and established
J. C. Jones of Etiwanda, was
in the valley several days recent
ly, and expects to return to make
his home here. He was very en
thusiastic over the results that
have been obtained this summer
from farming the soil of this
country. The Pkess will keep
him posted on what is doing
in the Imperial country.
General Manager W. G. Rec
ord of the Riverside Lumber com
pany, was in the valley several
days latter part of last week. Mr.
Record has a piece of land here
and is very hopeful of the ulti
mate outcome. Regarding the
soil he is quoted as saying that
he is certain of one thing, and
that is that there is more land
and better land in the Imperial
country than can be found any
where else on the footstool in one
George W. McCaulley, the
enterprising proprietor of the
stage line plying between Flow
ingwells and Imperial, has had
built at this end of the line a
splendid corral provided \vi*.h
plenty of shade and other conven
iences to add to the comfort of
his horses and also enables Mr.
McCaulley to give much better
accommodations to the large vol
temporary residence on their
land west of Imperial. Frank L.
was in town last Saturday for
supplies and ordered the Pkkss
sent to their address.
Sorghum planted almost the
last week in June, was over nine
feet high bj\thelsth of August.
Where? jjLi trrc new Imperial
colony, ilSfcourse. The combina
tion of richsoil, plenty of irriga
tion water, and tropical temper
ature makes things grow at a
wonderful rate. — Citrograph.
We are indebted to Dr. J^ffc-
Blackington, who returned to
Imperial latter part of last week,
for some of the finest potneloes
we ever saw, measuring 17 and
18 inches in circumference, and
also a nice selection of oranges
and pears. This fruit came from
the doctor's Alhambra ranch.
umc of passenger traffic now
coming into Imperial, since there
is always a ••fresh" team here for
the return trip. There is now
five tons of hay stacked in the
M. I\ Grove, of Fx>* Angclc», i» in
the valley for the purpose of locating.
Mr. Grove will probably buy out a
claim of 80 acres a mile south of the
town of Imperial, and if he docs he
will jkjsscms him self of one of the most
desirable and valuable properties in
the valley. The Pkkss will tell him
what i» going on here each week.
/Says the San Diego Union of
last Friday, -Aii g. 30: The pros
pects are gfoQq 11 * for the Central
Christian church to have for vis
itors next Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Hay, and JMr. Hay will be
requested to preach. Mr. Hay is
the minister already employed
for the new cnurch erected at
Imperial. He if on his way to
the^desert city!.' The county is
fortunate imsecuring this kind of
man for its ministry. For ten
and moife years ie was pastor of
Central Christian church of Pu
eblo, Col., in wljich city he occu
pied a large place. If possible
he will be prevailed upon to
preach of evenings this coming
week, of which announcement
will be made at Central church
A subscriber suggests that we
advise through the columns of
the Press the kind of trees and
fruits that will best thrive in this
hot dry climate. For shade, the
Pepper tree is very beautiful, and
there is no doubt but that it will
do well here. The Cottonwood
everybody is familiar with, and
it is well known that for quick
growth it can not be beat, and is
adapted to all southwestern coun
tries. It will no doubt be used
extensively along the several
canals and ditches, while for
lawns the Pepper, the Magnolia
and the Fruit and Date palm
trees are all adapted to this coun
tries and will probably take the
lead. It is thought that all the
deciduous fruits can be produced
here in the greatest abundance.
All kinds of vegetables and mel
ons it is thought can be produed
in abundance and from six weeks
to two months in advance of any
other section of California. It is
also thought that all kinds of
gTapes, blackberries, strawber
ries, etc. will do well here. It is
absolutely certain that this land
will produce millet, sorghum and
corn, as is evinced by the fine
stacks of millet and sorghum and
growing" fields of corn to be found
in the valley. It is also certain
that alfalfa, barley and wheat
will do well here.