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PRESS CLIPPINGS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EXCHANGES ARE STILL TALK ING ABOUT THE IMPERIAL SETTLEMENTS. THE PRESS CAN FIND ROOM UNDER THIS HEADING FOR ONLY A FEW OF THE SHORTER NOTICES DAILY CLIPPED FROM EXCHANGES, LONGER ARTICLES ARE TREATED SEPARATELY. Flcxkinp Into the Country. People nrf fltvklnp into the country fnmi all mitoan of i^outhcrn Califor nia, nnd at the jiro*rnt rate *<Mrral thousand nmn will In* under cultUa tun in n fc« months. Tho canal «>»• trm of tho Imperial company i» Mnj: extended ft* faM a» po*MM<\ It hat D w reached the eld bed Of the Now Hirer and through that channel tho water* have brf-n carried to I'aluua l^iko. Tho company has a great abun dance of water and can readily sup ply several tlrnm the prrf-rnt amount when the facilities for handling it hare been completed.— San Diego Tri bune. Tempt PeopU Invcstijjjif.nj:. Two car laid!* of cow* belonpinp to P. T. I lan la were today wnt out by special train. Mr. Ilacta Is now lo cated near Imperial City, a section of Southern California- That Is rapidly cominp Into prominence a* one of tho prratcM agricultural wet ions of the Southwest. There are thousands upon thousands of acre* of land of incom parable fertility. Plenty of water is supp'.iwJ from a big canal that taps tho Colorado River. A number of Tcmpe people are now investigating thi* wvtion with a Tiew to maklne CXtenslr* invent tnent« there.— Tempo (Arix.) News. Takes a Section. C E. White visited Imperial a ft w dayg this week and practically de- l cided to poss-e&s hims-elf of a section of that fertile land. He Is very san guine in his opinion that that portion of the Colorado IVs*>rt will yet become a great country. — Pomona Review. Seven Thcusiad Acres. The Crawford Bros, leave the flrst of the week for Imperial, where they are holders of a 7«*»-acnp tract of des ert land, with a mixed car of horses, lumber, furniture, etc. These gentle men will not permanently locate at Imperial, but will be there for a greater or less time during the year. —Pomona Review. Fifty Working Mules. George A. Carter of Pomona tells me he has just closed a contract to take fifty working mules to the Imperial lands, on New River. The teams will l>e employed in leveling the bucr.mock lands, in prepancg the lands for farm ing, and in building canals throughout the district. Mr. Carter also has freighting contracts which will em ploy a limited number of his teams. These are only a few pointers indi cating the rapidity with which the delta lands are attracting settlers. The Pomona contractor will improve a section of his own land this winter, and engage in acthe farming whi'e superintending his other work- It is expected that the Imperial country will make wonderful progress during the next few months. — Ix/s Angeles Times. Twenty Days Tnp. City Clerk Walter K. !Jutl«-r. Ed Bailey. C. H. Hamburg and D. J. Cook, the advance guard of the overland Im perial patty, arrived in the city Wednesday evening after an enjoyable trip of twenty days to inspect the big irrigation proposition of the Imperial Land and Water Company, the larg'-st work of it* kind In America.—Whit tier News. A Section lo: Cleasoa. 1. \V. Cleason returned lant evening from I>o» Angeles, accompanied by J. K. Jackson. Mr. Gleat>on secured C4O acres of Imperial land for hlm»vf-lf In bis own name, which he will at once put into use. Mr. Jackson took eighty acres of the valuable realty under the Imperial canal .—Riverside Enterprise. : Quite an Excitement. There l& qulU* ati excitement over Imperial. People here think It i» Just !he place.-— Hemet News. Deepening the Cacsl. Joe Carter was up from the Imperial beading country yesterday. Mr. Car ter reports that the bJ«r dredger is working back toward tbo heading. which it will reach In about ten dajra. Tho canal in brlnj? dug deeper t» af ford a larger supply of water- Yuina Son. Greitetl Itngatica UnJrtUktnß. \V, H Urtuiilwoll. our local dry jc«hh!(i merchant, left on Sunday fur a trip lo Imperial, returning Wednen i!.tv evening. He staged It n* far a* the Mexican line and from hl» own pcrscnal observation he consider* It tho greatest irrigation undertaking In America— Covlna Argus. S'tteen HortC Fewer Ditcher. The California Development Com pany has receive*! a sixteen horse power ditcher which will at once bo put In o;>eratlon on the Imperial Canal, say* the Times: for use on the lateral* a large number of jumpers have be«*n brought In. Another mam moth steam excavator has Iwrcn shlpp* v d. al*« to be used on on the excavation of the great canal system. An enormous amount of dirt will be moved In a day when these two large machines have been put In operation, supplemented with the hundrwts of scraper*, and In a comparatively short time it will be possiole to get water on the larger portion of all the land in this section Of the valley.— California Cultivator. Dovrn thf Colorado to Imperial. Mr. R. C. McQueston leaves Monday night for the Seed lea and Intends po ire from there down the Colorado to Imperial and perhniv ? will locate on s-ome of tho lands of the Imperial Company. Mr. McQueston Is a long time resident of itandsbunr. has been ?n th*» employ of C G. UMngworth for mor<> than two rears anc! is a thor oughly reliable gentleman. Few men In Randsburg have more sincere friends, all of whom regret his going away.-— Randsburg Miner. Mcst Beautiful Garden Spots. A portion of »..c Colorado Desert Is being reclaimed and soon there will b*» another n-sion which will be a duplicate of the marvelously produc tive country about Phoenix. Ariz. Oiilte a section of the Mojave Desert will soon undergo tho same kind of transformation, and then two of the most forbidding deserts In the world will contain some of tho most beauti tul garde j spots in the world. A rlew nf Phoenix before Irrigation was Installed and of Its luxuriant verdure at present Is enough to convince any on«» whit tho change slflnlfle*. It mir bo n"t«**i also that a great degree of prosperity rnm^s with tho trans formation. — Modesto News. Regular Steamer Line. Yuma will eolobrato on the 10th of next month tho opening of a regular stramor lino between that city and Goaymas. There will bo an excursion on tho river and a banquet which will b** attend*-*! by th** Governors of Ari zona and Sew Mexico nnd tho Mexi can State of Sonora. Yuma is really ambitious to figure" an a seaport, and looks forward to direct sto-imor con nections with San Diego. San Fran rlsro Foitrlo nnd with Now York via th*» Isthmian Canal. — Riverside Press. Pon»Jero?o Quality. Of course, the Imperial country could boat in quantity and quality the gr«-ai*-t rx-etH grown, but the tiugar irufet Ih too much In evidence to con sider the brf-fl sugar question at pro» ont,« but for Kt»;«-k th'M« addod to al falfa and all varieties of gra*w« and grains, corn. mill* t. rl<«« and cotton, will make a pretty r<-«»«i ItKt to grow nnd prosper on. without adding the v« -j-*"tab!«-H which all grow of tho pon ♦l«-roho quality. —San Diego News. Wonderful Growths. E. <». Wllslo of Nordhoff. was n town Tuesday displaying norm* of 1 1 I* product* of tho much-touted Imperial land country. Tho wonderful growth of grain, coign urn and vegetable* ilnce the canal wa« completed a few w««'lis ago dernomst rates beyond quc» ii ii that tho m*:| of the region Is capable of producing Imrnem** crop«. — Hanta Paula ChronleJe. IMI'KKIAt, PRKSS Wholesale Manufacturers of Saddlery Goods, Farmers' Supplies, Stockmen's Outfits Best Goods Lowest Prices 116, 118. 120 S. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES, CAL John Wigmore & Sons Co. j HEAVY HARDWARE ! MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES Belting, Packing and Tools LOS ANGELES, CAL^ FIRST NATIONAL BANK ™r m Largest National Dank in Southern California CAPITAL,:SURPLUS AND PROFITS • - - $730,000.00 DEPOSITS .-■-.- $3,000,000.00 M .. „ . r-i-Tcnr BllV Blld Sell Bills of Xx- . - hM ... J.M.EIIIOU. LEHERS change and make Cable J ' C ' DraKe ' Pr«rident Transfers on all points. 2n(l Vico-Pre*. OF Issue Commercial and W. G. Kcrckhoff, Travelers' Credits avail- W.T.S.Hammond, Vice-President CREDIT aWe m all P arLs of tlie Absl - Cwhler world : : : : : : ■- NO PUBLIC FUNDS OK OTIIKK PREFERRED DEPOSITS RECEIVED SEPTEMBER CIRCULATION OF THE Los Angeles Times FOR 12 YEARS. I The following titfurea ohow the daily average number of copies printed, cir- culated and acid by The Tmcs in the month of September, from 1890 to 1901, inclusive, a p*:riod of twelve years: DAILY AVERAGE SEPTEMBER, 1890, 6,7 7 2 SEPTEMBER, 1891, ; ; . 9,177 SEPTEMBER, 1892, !. I 0,0 7 6 SEPTEMBER, 1893, I 2,2 4 I SEPTEMBER, 1894, 12,7 0 8 SEPTEMBER, 1895, I 5,4 0 \ SEPTEMBER, 1896, I 7,6 7 0 SEPTEMBER, 1897, 2 0,0 6 0 SEPTEMBER, 1898, 2 4,6 4 2 SEPTEMBER, 1899, 2 4,5 5 8 SEPTEMBER, 1900, 2 6,7 3 7 SEPTEMBER, 1901, 3 0,1 5 9 At the timo of theaxftat.iination of tho Preuidunt eoveral extra oditions worn ! printed, none of which are included in tho abovu flgurea for September, IWI. Th<? avcrag" circulation of tho Hcvpay Timkm for each Hunday of KoptcmlxT I**), wni 37,393 copieif and for Hoptcin b«v 1001, tho avoru«e wua 46,700. Tho circulation of Tiik Time* is growing funt»-r than at any provioiiH period ] in it* l.i-tory. Tiik Tim km also prints a tfreatrr number of paut'M urn! moro reading matter than uny other dully publication we«t of tho '* Kcckum."