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The Country 'Round
P. Barnes was here Tuesday
J. B. Hoffman was here from
J. E. Evans has our thanks for
cash on subscription.
Mr. List of Ontario, was here
several days recently.
T. P. Banta has our thanks for
a nice lot of cantaloupes.
W. 11 . Anderson of Santa Ana,
was in the valley few days ago.
Mr. Robison of Verdugo, was
looking over t; ~ valley Monday.
George Curr of Covina was here
Monday for the purpose of locat
W. K. VanUerpoel, ranching
west of town, attended church
George Manning of Phoenix,
Arizona, is looking for a location
in the valley.
L. C. Vickrey is making good
headway on the construction of
I). 11. Chaplin, principal of
San Diego public school, was in
A. N. Dike, of Rcdlands bought
two business lots in Imperial the
other day for $250.
L. C. Vickrey bought 1M) acres
of land a short distance east of
Imperial last week.
K. A. Slane went to Los Angel
es Monday to close a deal for a
tract of land in the valley.
11. Kamsdellof San Diego, who
was here last week, bought a
piece of land in the valley.
W. A. Vanllorn and family
came in from their ranch south of
town Sunday to attend church.
John Norton of Winchester,
who was looking fora location in
the valley the other day, is a re
IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1901.
Summary of the
A. W. Bailyof Stctlt', was here
latter part of last week and pur
chased a piece of land in the val
Mrs. Thomas Beach of Camer
on and Mrs. T. 1\ Banta of south
of Imperial, visited the city Sun
While in Los Angeles last
week W. K. Holt closed the deal
for 560 acres of land lying near
Miss Lucia Palmer, who was
here latter part of last week, pur
chased a piece of land south of
Z. L. Gardner of Pomona, was
here Monday looking for a loca
tion. He had the Press sent to
The first child berth in Impe
ial occurred last Monday morn-
ing when a girl was added to the
S. T. Mason of Ontario, was
here first of the week, looking
for a location. He has our thanks
for cash on subscription.
J. Patterson was here the other
day from Winchester looking for
a location in the valley. He or
dered the I'ress to his address.
Miss Katherine Holt of Red
landsi was here last Saturday and
Sunday the guest of her cousins
Miss Jessie and Master Jim Holt.
P. F. Coy, who was here the
other day, bought 320 acres of
land near town. Mr. Coy is a
brother of L. I. Coy, both of San
Fred K. Grainer was here from
Stcnt the other day. He is very
enthusiastic over the Imperial
country and will probably locate
in the valley.
A. W. Miller of Com p ton was
here the other day. He has a
tract of land near Imperial and
stated that he would put it in
cultivation this fall.
I. \V. VatiDorin of Vista, who
"Wattr Is King— fan is Its Kingdom."
\V. F. Holt this week sold 320
acres ot agricultural laud west of
Imperial at $20 an acre. This
land is unimproved, and demon
strates the faith that people have
in the ultimate outcome of this
valley as a farming district.
T. 1\ Banta left here for Phoe
nix, -Arizona, Tuesday, to be ab
sent about two weeks. Mr. Ban
ta will ship several head of cattle
into the valley while out, and he
will probably ship some poultry
has a tract of land south of Im
perial, arrived here Sunday with
teams etc. to put a part of his
place in cultivation.
Gillett & Van Horn's construc
tion gang resumed operations on
the main canal this week with a
much larger force of workmen
and teams than before.
C. L. Gillett, nephew of W. F.
Gillett of this place, is here from
Camp Verde, Arizona, and will
probably make his future home
in this part of the country.
Ben Richardson of Phoenix,
Arizona, is in the Imperial coun
try, and expects to make his home
in this valley if he succeeds in
finding' a suitable location.
J. V. Shcpard of Com p ton, who
owns a piece of land in the valley
near Imperial, came over few
days ago to begin preparations
for putting- in a crop this fall.
The music txjth vocal and instru
mental at the church services last
Sunday indicated that Impciial is not
lacking in musical talent. Mrs. Leroy
Hot presided at the organ in the morn
ing and Mrs. H. L. Frost at night.
W. W. Chandler was here the
other day from Santa Ana, look
ing for a business location. He
is a harness-maker and thinks he
will establish a shop in Imperial
in the near future.
Ed Mulholland of Camp Verde,
Arizona, reached Imperial last
Sunday. He came here for the
purpose of locating a tract of land
in the valley, where he expects to
make his future home.
A. B. Derrick from Yuma, Ari
zona, is looking over the valley
for a location. Mr. Derrick's
wife accompanied him and they
will probably establish their res
idence among us at once.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F.Gillett and
L. M. Van Horn, who went to
Arizona several weeks ago for
horses, returned to the valley
last Saturday with about 20 head.
The horses are to be used on the
canal work. They also brought
several friends back with them
who expect to take land and lo
cate in the valley.
In last week's number of the
Press it was erroneously announ-
ced that there would be no preach
ing at the new Christian church
here last Sunday. The announce
ment was the result of telegram
which passed the lipsof toomany
before reaching the ears of the
Press, and a misunderstanding of
the message went into print.
The Rev. Mr. Hay reached Impe
rial last Friday, 27th and held
two servises in the church Sun
day, an account of which will be
found elsewhere in this issue.
The first day of church services
witnessed also the beginning of a
Sunday school. The first lesson
studied was the Beatitudes, Mat
thew V: 1-12. The Sunday school
will be a Union school. It is pro
posed that it, be called a Bible
School. The lesson papers will
come from the American Sunday
School Union of Philadelphia.
They have been mailed together
with illustrated papers for the
young folks and will doubtless be
ready for distribution on next
Sunday. The hour for beginning
the Bible school is 10 a. m.
Church services at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. m.
Last Saturday W. F. Holt
made a trip around through the
country south and southwest of
Imperial. In his round he stop
ped in at T. P. Banta's ranch,
and says that there he found al
most everything one usually sees
on a farm in any country, and in
fact more than is found on many
ranches older than the one in
question. Mr. Holt said that he
never saw a nicer patch of mel
ons than Mr. Banta has, and that
Mrs. Banta was preparing* for
dinner a nice lot of rostening
ears which had just been plucked
from a very healthy looking corn
field. He also stated that Mr.
Banta has a beautiful field of
young alfalfa, which, despite
the fact that it was sown at least
one month too early for alfalfa in
this climate, is looking green,
healthy and thrifty. The gener
al run of crops in that section,
said Mr. Holt, are lookingexceed
ingly fine, and preparations are
being made tor a large acreage