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The Country 'Round
11. M. Dtain and family of Hcnict,
hjkmjl several day* here taut week.
H.C. Oakley returned from a buni
ncM trip to la»h Angelcnlant Saturday.
1,. E. Palmer, of \*>* Angeles, ar
rived here Tuesday, and will probably
locate in the valley.
Jacob First and faily reached here
few day* ago from Phoenix, Arizona.
and expect to make their home in the
J. Khampaign wan here Saturday
and Sunday from Moneta. He selec
ted a piece of land in the valley near
W. \V. Mastcn came in Sunday from
bin construction camp, and reported
work work progressing very nicely,
ami that he is all the time adding more
teams and men to his force.
Mr*. L. C. Vickrey. who has been
stopping in !<<>* Angeles f*»r several
weeks, joined her husband here Mon
day, and they are now established in
their new Imperial residence.
L. 11. Shapard, «»f Union City. Ten
nessee, arrived here Tuesday. Mr.
Shapard sees a great change of scen
ery, climate and land— but all for the
better. He will probably make his
home in the valley.
Crawford Hros.. of the Ontario conn«
try, who have between four and five
thousand acres of laud in the Imperial
country, are shipping a car load of
farming implements and machinery to
Imperial. They exjn'ct to begin im
proving their laud at once.
I). L,. Russell and C. N. Perry
were here the other day enrotite
to Calexico. Our thanks are due
both of these gentlemen for cash
on subscription, Mr. Kussell
sending the Press to Mrs. Kussell
1 1. J. Jeuks, William and Ar
thur Edgar and David Woollis
crolt, of the Kedlands country,
all of whom have laud on the Im
perial canal, arrived in the val
ley latter part of last week with
five 4-horse teams with which
they are working" on the canal.
These gentlemen will at once put
in extensive crops as the canal is
finished to their respective places,
and judging from the increasing
force of workmen and teams be
ing put on the work, that will
nut he a great while.
IMPERIAL, CAL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1901.
Summary of the
A. J. Klliott brought Home frc»h beef
to town few day* ago from his ranch.
<>. Miller, who had been here several
day*, left for his home in Norwalk,
I«er«iy Holt left here Sunday on a
trip to Beaumont and !«■>* Angeles.
He returned yesterday.
ICctor White of Phoenix, Arizona,
who has a tract of land near Imperial,
writes that he will be here to establish
a butcher shop about November Ist.
Engineer George Chaff ey and
C. N. Perry passed through Im
perial Sunday, going to Eastside
H. C. Oakley, who was driving over
the country south of town, rc|K>rts the
crops doing tine, and R poke especially
favorably of the young alfalfa field of
T. I\ Baiita'*.
F. W. Dorm, of Phoenix, Ari
zona, arrived in the valley few
days ago, and will put a team on
the canal work until time to put
in a crop on his laud.
11. 0. Evans, brother of J. E.
Evans, and among* the first filers
in the Imperial country, last week
brought his family here from Los
Angeles and will at once beg-in
operations to improve his place.
10. A. Slanc retured Monday
from a business trip to Los Ang
eles. As usual, Mr. Slane
brought a severe cold back with
I him, but he feels sure that Impe
rial climate will soon set him
J. 11. Bowman was here Mon
day buying" lumber to erect a
house on his claim near Blue lake.
He will also put up a house on
Ernest Young's claim, which
joins his. Mr. Young is an as
sociated press operator at San
Diego for the Union and Tribune.
He was here about two weeks ago
and selected his land and on re
turning to San Diego made ar
rangements with Mr. Bowman to
build his house. Mr. Bowman
was accompanied to town by G.
\V. Nichols, who also has a claim
near his, and by several San Die
go friends who are looking for
"Water Is Hlng-fyere Is Us Kingdom.'*
During the month of July we
added to the subscription list of
the Press 21 cash subscribers;
during 1 August 2S; during* Septe
mber 29, and during- the first week
in October we added sixteen.
As the Press grows older it seems
to be appreciated more and more.
A. W. Pat ton says if he con
tinues his ad in the Press about
putting in crops for people who
have land in the valley he will be
forced to employ a special secre
.tary to look after the correspon
dence end of the business. And
yet some folks say that advertis
ing don't pay.
San Diego Union says: A. W.
Wohlford, J. R. Stevenson, Hen
ry Nelton and (I. W. Donlev, all
of Escondido, drove into San
Diego yesterday from Imperial,
where they have been for ten
days, looking at the land and
water, both of which they report
having seen in abundance. They
were so well pleased with the
prospects that each of them se
cured from one hundred and sixty
to three hundred and twenty
acres of land, and bought $4,000
worth of water rights. They
left Escondido a fairly good
looking party, but those who saw
them on their arrival in San Die
go, say they had greatly changed
in npiwarance. To say that these
gentlemen are delighted with
Mr. and Mr*. Lathrop, who drove
overland from Pomona, reached Im
perial Wcdncftdoy morning.
A. J. Alkina of TcmpCi Arizona, in
looking over the Imperial country thin
week with a view to locating*
S. o. itfOtig, of I«oh Angeles, who
made a land selection in the valley,
left here Sunday for the Land Oftice.
A. S. White of Pomona, was
here several days first part of the
week, and will probably locate
in the valley.
Frank Davis and family ar
rived here from I'hoenex, Arizo
na, the other day and will reside
in the valley in the future.
The Imj>erial Press is full of cheer
ful items telling about this and that
new settler who has come in to make
his home in that rich section of Cal
ifornia.— Citrogra ph.
W. A. Van Horn came in Mon
day Tor the school supplies which
were shipped in latter part of last
week. He had one of his Arizo
na bronchoes hooked to the wa<£
on showing- it the other side of
their new ixmessions, in putting
11. J. Jeukn was in Imperial
Monday. He has our thanks for
cash on subscription.
Nels Jacobson was here several
days last week from Highlands,
looking for a location.
K. E. and J. D. Langford of
Highlands, spent several days
lookingover the valley latter part
rif last week.
W. A. Young passed through
Imperial the other day with
his family, guing to Masten's
construction camp, near Calexico.
Arthur Edgar and David Wool
liscroft passed through Imperial
Mondaj- enroute to the railroad
for a lot of feed and other sup
George A. Carter, of Pomona,
who is a member of the Cameron
Lake Cattle Company, spent sev
eral days in the valley last week.
Mr. Carter stated that he would
probably bring 50 head of work
mules into the valley at once. He
has our thanks for cash on sub
Solomon Yokem, Arthur John
son and Karl Kawlev arrived in
the valley few days ago with
teams from Phoenix, Arizona.
These gentlemen have all made
land selections in the valley, and
entered into contracts with the
company to work on the canals
until time to seed their land for
next year's crop.
The Yuha Oil company, who
are operating at Yuha springs,
about 25 miles southwest from
Imperial, recently placed on the
ground a 22-H power eng-ine and
a 7000 pound boiler, and will at
once put down some holes in
search of oil. N. M. Goodwin,
secretary of the company, and
Supervisor C. 11. Swallow, one of
the directors of the company,
with J. G. Copley, their freighter,
were here latter part of last week
surveying- the road from their
camp to Flowing Wells with a
view to getting their supplies and
piping over this route. This
company is financially able to
thoroughly test their claim to
their complete satisfaction, and if
their expectations are realized
the Imperial country will produce
its own oil, and we look to see all
of our streets and public high
ways sprinkled with the product*
of the Yuha wells in the not so
very distant hiture.