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CREATION OF WEALTH. Everyone has heard of the man who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before be ing a benefactor of mankind, etc., but if such be the case how about a com bination of men who take 800,000 acres of land that isn't worth a cent a section and over 3,000,000 acre feet of water annually that isn't worth 30 cents, and, putting them together, create a wealth safely estimated at $80,000,000? And in thus estimating the wealth created, the water and land com bined is only considered as being worth $100 an acre, which is conser vative, and nothing is said of the per sonal property and improvements on that land and the town and city prop erty in connection therewith, and railroads and factories and other evi dences of progress and prosperity which would double the sum of wealth produced, making a total of $160,000,000. All this will be created in the short space of ten years of time, or an average of $16,000,000 a year. This is the result of utilizing in an intelligent manner almost valueless raw material. This is what is being done in the Imperial Settlements. What a grand work! NATIONAL IRRIGATION. The work of educating the public up to a point where Congress will take hold of the work of reclaiming the government's arid lands is pro gressing slowly. When the work of reclamation is commenced it will be gin with localities where the land to be reclaimed belongs to the govern ment, and not to private individuals. The government missed its best oppor tunity when it failed to reclaim the Colorado Delta. The Delta is now be ing reclaimed during the present gen eration instead of waiting for the government to do it sometime in the dim future. Speaking on this subject, the Ari zona Republican in a lengthy article says: "National irrigation" in a modified form, at least, will ultimately receive favor with Congress. But the people of the Salt River Valley, by reason of the lands under the canals being al ready titled, have no more direct in terest in the movement than they have in the Nicaragua Canal, the gen eral development of the West by rail roads, or any other broad scheme which promises benefit to the whole Pacific Coast. Those of our citizens who have been misled by this rainbow can point to nothing more tangible than the fact that the President is favorable to the reclamation of the arid lands, and to the fact that their hopes have been encouraged by clerks and engineers of the geological sur vey — employes who have no more au thority to speak for the government than the county surveyor of Maricopa county has to speak for the Terri torial Legislature. The geological survey has talked and written the same way for twelve years, to no purpose. BRANDING IRONS AND EVERYTHING IN RUBBER STAMPS L. A. RUBBER STAMP CO. **t<S\l&?&" 1 ESTABLISHED 1885. WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU J. E. WISEMAN, NOTARY PUBLIC 105 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. Headquarters for California School and Government Lands. Lands for all purposes— located in all Counties. School Lands require no conditions to live on them or cultivate them, and may be taken as an investment. Send stamp for land book. IMPERIAL PRESS Imperial Press and Farmer. The first issue of the consolidated Imperial Press and Imperial Farmer, with Edgar P. Howe editor and man ager is filled with fresh information, timely local items and bright obser vations on this strange, captivating and wierd land of the famed Colo rado Desert, or delta of the American Nile, now being rapidly transformed into an almost marvelous oasis of plenty and fast becomng populated with a vigorous, intelligent, thrfty and ambitious people, of all of which the consolidated paper is a worthy and competent representative. — Los Angeles Herald. A Choice Half Section —NEAR— IMPERIAL For Sale. Inquire of Oakley, Paulin & Co., Imperial, Cal. For liomeseekers or Settlers' Rates Write or ask Any Agent Of the Southern Pacific Finest, Fastest Trains Best Equipment In the World.