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Territorial News Items Of General Interest Gleaned From Our Exchanges THE WILLIAMS NEWS Chinamen are debarred from residence in Bisbee and Naco. They come to either point with vegetables from the San Pedro val ley and are limited to one day's stay and a play at faro, one of their hobbies. Silver Belt. Arizona has just cut the greatest crop of hay in her history. It is said that f 10,000,000 is not too high an estimate of its market value. And three-fourths of the people regard Arizona as a water less waste of cacti and sand. L. A. Express. The territorial board of equaliza tion notes that the census returns for 1900 reiortod 607,454 head of cattle in Arizona, while the assess ment returns for taxation were only 227,258 head; and the board seems to think the difference is inexcus able. Oasis. The big gold mine in the Gold Road district, owned by K. Ililty, J. B. Anderson and Mr. Tooker, has been bonded to Col. Thomas Ewing for $ 120,000. The ledge is 28 feet wide and has an average value of $15 r ton. Kingman Mineral Wealth. Owners of valid mining locations, made and held in good faith, may fell and remove therefrom any timler growing theron for actual mining purjoses in connection with the particular claim from which such timber is felled or re moved. Jerome Reiorter. The Needles smelter, under its new management, will "blow in" n the 14th. The plant has leen put in erfect condition, and the indications are that it will Ie running steadily in the future. The business outlook for the smelter could not le more flattering, and with the competent force now in charge, its ' successful eration is assured. Needles Eye. M. I. Bixbv. Monday, brought eleven ears of his cattle from his ranch near Ash Fork to Phoenix where he will msture them on the tre.well rain-h west of the eity. In referring to the northern range, Mr. Bixby said the frost had not as yet Un heavy, but even if it diil come it would do little damage, the gras l-inr very well cured. Water, however, he says, is very low. Enterprise. A letter from I Ion. John T. I lorue of St Johns. under date of Oct. 10th, has the following alnut a recent Itattlc with the lawbreakers: 4,Sher ifTs Hwse. acconianiel by two of Capt. Mobsman's rangers, had a serious right down in the Black river country on the 8th. Maxwell of the sheriffs osse, killed, and Tafoya, of the rangers, dangerously wounded." We are unable to learn further particulars at this time. Holhrook Argus. The derrick on the Sabino Oil company's projerty, a little way out of Tucson, is now in place, and the drilling machinery will be set up in a short time. The prospects are very good -for this property, and recent tests show undoubtedly the presence of parafine. Tucson Star.- A company has been organized at Phoenix, Ariz, to build a railroad from Mesa to Benson, Ariz., via Florence. It will be practically an extension of the Santa Fe, Prescott it Phoenix, and F. M. Murphy, president of that road, is also presi dent of the company. Journal Democrat. (J rant McKesson, John Davis and J. II. Sample are taking out some fine stones from their turquoise mines at Mineral Park. Their claims, six in numlier, are located on Ithica Peak, in the heart of the turquoise belt. They are shipping small quantities of the gems every week, worth from $4 to $20 a jound. Kingman Arrow. There has been a change in the firm at "Tom's" meat market this week. Mr. George Nay has pur chased a half interest in the busi ness. Mr. Nay is also a practical butcher, and with Mr. Phelan the firm is a strong one. Needles is large enough for two first-class markets, which we now have, the other leing Tuck's old reliable. Needles Eye. There is a strong ttossibility of the ltottom lands of the Colorado river becoming one of the great agricultural and horticultural sec tions of Arizona. A colony from Tennessee are to investigate the lands and ascertain if water can le gotten onto the lands at small cost, and if it apjiears feasable, thousands of acres will 1 at once put under cultivation. The lands are rich in phosphates and are caable of raising anything to which they may le planted. Mo have Miner. A dismtch from Clifton of Oct. 13 states that alout 4 o'clock this afternoon the second boiler in a battery of eight at the Detroit Cop ier Comany's smelter exploded, instantly killing W. W. Horganand F. A. Adamitz, firemen, and pain fully but not seriously injuring Harry Davidson, converter engineer and Jose Antiveras, helper on the Allis engine. The condition of the flues and valves on the water suj ply line show that the firemen had let the water get too low in the boiler and then fed in cold water, with the above disastrous results. The exploded boiler was the best in the battery, and had not long ago been given a thorough cold water pressure test. Courier. I IMPERIAL PARIWGA CALEXICO Three New Prospective Railroad Towns Each Supported by Thousands of ACRES OF IRRIGATED LANDS THE IS READER'S CALLED TO DISPUTED ATTENTION A FEW UN FACTS : All railroad towns, backed by a large area of productive, irrigated land, become good sized cities. Well located lots in such towns and cities in a very few years become very valuable. Such lots, at first, sell at a nominal price, and within five to ten years, some of the business proerty is valued at from $100 to $500 ier front foot or more. The bext ritirx in Southern California (outside of Ixs An geles) are not backed by more than from. 10,000 to 25,000 acre of irrigated land. Riverside, Kedlands and Pomona are samples of this class of cities. Application has been made to the authorities at Wash ington for a charter for the First National Bank of Imperial. This bank will probably le opened for business before the close of the year. The towns of Imperial, Paringa and Calerico, in the Im perial Settlements, are now placed on the market, and the lots are offered for sale at nominal prices. But the Company in tends within sixty days, and without notice, to double such prices. Each town is supjKrted by from 60,000 to 100,000 acre of choice irrigable land. Each town is on the line of the Los Angeles, Imperial -and Arizona Railroad now leing incorporated with a branch connecting this line with the Southern Pacific. ' Centrally located lot in either one of these towns will be very valuable in a very few years. Those who apply first can get choice location near the center of the towns. For map of either town, with descrip tive circular, apply to, or address: IMPERIAL LAND COMPANY, 224 Stowell Block, . A. H. HEBER. Gen. Mgr. Los Angeles, Cal.