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The Country 'Round
Frank Stephens of San Diego,
was here Monday;
K. H. Davis, of Mesa Grande,
reached Imperial Sunday.
N. Huckmastcr, of Rcdlands,
was looking over the country first
of this week.
M. 1). Crawford, who had been
here several days, left on his re
turn to Long Beach Tucsesday.
J. W. Masten, who has been
visiting his son, \V. W. Mas
ten, several days, left for his home
in Corona Tuesday.
Mrs. W. S. Fawcett of Whit
tier, who was here last week, se
lected a tract of land in the val
ley, on which she placed water
D. C. Huddleston and family
reached Imperial last Friday
from Long Beach, and will re
side here in the future. Mr.
Huddleston at once set up barber
shop, shaving the first man last
W. A. Daggs and L. F. Kig
gins of Mesa City, Arizona, two
of the most prominent stock men
in the territory, are guests of T.
l\ Banta while making an inves
tigation of the Imperial lands.
They report a great number of
teams on the way from I'hoe
nix to Imperial.
It it expected that Major J. A.
Driffill, of the Oxnard sugar fac
tory, and several other persons
interested in sugar-beet culture,
will visit the [lmperial settlements
in the near future to study the
adaptability of this section to
sugar-beet growing, with a view
to growing beets on a large scale
if the land is found to be adapted
to this crop. It is believed that
the rich fertilizing properties of
the water here used for irrigation
will prevent the Colorado liver
delta experiencing the injury to
the soils which has been noted in
several localities where the beet
has been grown, and that as a
result the sugar beet would be
found to hero prove unusually
Summary of the
W. K. Wilsie returned to Nord
hofT last Saturday.
George C. Hunt of Los Angeles
was here on business this week.
F. W. Turner arrived here last
week and joined Hall's surveying
C. G. Balch and family and
Jeff Killam were in Imperial
Tuesday enroute from Fresno to
Chief Engineer George Chaf
fey, Dr. Heffernan and W. F.
Holt are in Los Angeles on busi
ness this week.
Graham Steams, an expert
machinists, reached Imperial
Tuesday. He is here for the pur
pose of setting the excavator
going- for the California Develop
ment company, which was re
ceived by the company the other
D. K. Crawford, of the firm of
Crawford Bros, of Ontario, ar
rived in Imperial Tuesday. They
are shipping their farming ma
chinery and implements in for
the purpose of putting a large
body of their Imperial land in
cultivation this fall.
The California Development
Company has. had a new grader
and ditcher at work on the later
als two miles north of Calexico
for a few days, and the work has
thus far proceeded very satisfac
torily. Sixteen horses arc rc
puircd to draw the machine. An
other similar machine has been
ordered, which will be propelled
by a traction steam engine.
J. Garnett Holmes, assistant in
the bureau of soils of the United
States Department of Agricul
ture, is at Calexico, and will work
through the delta to the north
ward from that point, making
examinations of the soil of this
section. He will reach Imperial
in about a month, probably, and
expects to be at work on the soils
of the delta until about February
next. The thorough inspection
which be is giving to the valley
should prove to be of great value,
his work being especially timely.
"WaUr it Ming— 6tn It Its Kingdom."
IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1901.
P. Barnes left on a trip to Los
John A. Henscn, San Francis
co, was here, few days ago.
Mrs. K. Grcvil, of Los Angeles,
was here Monday and Tuesday.
G. W. Whitney of Los Angeles
was here several days last week.
A. W. Patton is scraping out a
reservoir in the east side of Impe
rial for water storage purposes.
Frank Hess and Dr. W. J. Wil
cox of Oakland, spent several
days in the Imperial country last
week, and expect later to locate
A. J. Sanderson, F. M. Sch
nabel and Chas. Carr, of Artesia,
are looking over the Imperial
country this week.
Application has been received
in Washington for charter for the
.First National Bank of Imperial,
and W. F. Holt states that the
bank will probably be open for
business by the first of January
W. B. Broadwell, one of Co
vina's leading merchants, was
here this wesk looking out a bus
iness location. He returned
home well pleased with the out
look for Imperial as a business
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Perry ar
rived in Imperial Wednesday and
left for the lands of the Cameron
Lake Cattle Company that even
ing, escorted by Mr. J. H. Ham
mers, superintendent of the com
pany. Mr. Pern* is secretary of
the company, with headquar
ters in Los Angeles. The com
pany is preparing to engage in
the cattle industry on a large
scale as soon as crops can be
Imperial Mercantile (&
HAY LUMBER and
Imperial, and Calexico, Cal
We arc authorized by Chief
Engineer George ChafFey to an
nounce through the Press this
week that the California Devel
opment company can not use any
more teams on the Imperial canal
works for the present. If in the
future additional teams are wan
ted it will be announced in the
columns of this paper.
THE L. A. I. AND A.
WHEN the Los Angeles, Imperial and
Arizona railroad builds its stan
dard gauge line from Yuma through
the Imperial settlements to Los An
geles, the Colorado delta is likely to be
the liveliest and most progressive por
tion of Southern California. As is
known, about 500,000 acres in San
Diego county will be reclaimed by an
extensive and important system of ir
rigation gates from the Colorado river,
where the supply is more than abun
dant. The work is being done by the
California Development company,
which is generally known as the Im
perial canal system. — Los Angeles Ex
SAN DIEGO RAILROAD
GEORGE W. MARSTON, president
. of the San Diego railroad commit
tee, H. P. Wood, secretary of the com
mittee and Ma j. S. W. Fergusson/^a
member of the committee, spent two
days in Imperial the last of last week,
in the interest of the projected road,
leaving Saturday for Arizona and El
Paso. At the latter point they will
confer with representatives of Phelps,
Dodge & Co., with a view to gaining
co-operation with that firm.
A. H. Holgate and W. T. Bill,
of Redlands, after spending sev
eral days in the Imperial country,
left here on their return home
Tuesday. These gentlemen were
both very much pleased with the
future outlook for the valley and
expect to return within a few
Mrs. W. W. Masten was shop
ping in town Monday.
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