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To Imperial and Retire. A rWJral parly recently left Ban Dlffo for Imperial. On the return trip otrr the mountain* they ci« jvrtrncfxi «otne utortny weather «j if* ported by the Union of IVcrrnbcr 11, n5 follow*: Thp party of Kptwopal clergymen who *Urted two meek* jgro for a short TUlt to the Imperial country returned laM ntßht, after an experience th*y will not forget, »!nre the drive from the eastern tide of the mountain* was made in the »torm which ha* tettled over thin nouthcra part of the county, but of which only the low temperature win feit In Saa We** The party wtia composed of Rl*hop Johnson of lxw Anpele*. Dean 11. B. He»tarick of San Diego. R«t. C, K. Spaldlng of Coro nado. and Pred Johnson and Charle* I*. Partrldpe of Redland». wjth Kt*d niethen. formerly driver of the Escon dldo §tase. a* driver. The start wa« made a week a«o la«i Tuesday, and the return Ute last night The flrrt stop v« mad^» at Mesa Gnunde. and the second at Aqua Calleate. Thence they drove down to the desert throughout San Felipe ranch and canyon to Vallecltos. whew they had the first touch of the desert windstorm, but they drove out of It, stopping the next night at Carriso creek, where the country Is covered with oil claims staked out. The next day *« Sunday, and It was spent In a drive across the desert to Blue Lake, where they camped on Sunday night. Monday was spent be tween Blue Lake and Imperial, and back again to Blue Lake. The big main ditch which Is to bring the water Into the Imperial country permanently, the present sup ply being brought by a temporary ' route, is now within a mile of Ira- ! perial. and a big force of men is at work with four-horse teams and I Fresno scrapers. The laterals are all ! laid out. and staked out as though iher Intended to do some business in that section of the country. The \ people are coming In from all direc tions, and are coming quite rapidly. . Many are from this state, from Red- ' lands and Riverside, and some from j here. Phoenix. Arix.. Is furnishing a good many settlers for Imperial, and \ thor are driving in not only from \ Flowing Weels. but also from Yuraa. j The people who are trying to build up that section of the country are 1 very confident that the next few ! months will tell a tale of remarkable j growth. All of Monday was spent In the sec tioa between Blue Lake and Imper- ( ial. and at night the party found It self back at blue Lake ready to start \ home on Tuesday morning. That ; day. the party met A. E. Dodson.| who had just been in an adventure. \ H«* bad reached Coyote Wells on the \ preceeding day or on the day before that, at noon, and wras camping there | when his horse took a notion to start back for San Diego, and did so. The animal made for Mountain springs, and Mr. Dodson had to remain where i be was until a man who had been at work on the road In Devil's canyon caught use horse and brought him back to Coyote Wells, about twenty four hours after be had started on his •elf-planned trip to Mountain springs. Near Coyote Wells, the ministerial party saw the rig of the Vuma Oil company. The rig was three-quarters of a mile away, but it could be seen that It was working. Tuesday night. Mr. Restarick and bis fellow travelers camped with the road-builders In Dev il's canyon. The men are working on road tinder the direction of the board of supervisors. The next day the party drove Into the cold wind of the desert storm, but they made Jacumba about 2 o'clock in the afternoon- There they met Dt. C. C. Valle, Charles Chase, and another gentleman who bad gone out from here* The doctor and his friends bad camped there the night before, and the storm bad swept their tent down that night, or rather about \ 4 o'clock In the morning. They were then encamped In an old adobe build ing of two rooms. They gave up one of the rooms to Mr. Restarlck's party, and tnere they all remained that ! night, eight people In the two-room j adobe structure. The next morning they started for | Campo, and the storm continued. | About a mile from Jacumba, they I drove Into a snowstorm which * con-. nurd during moat of tho (Say. On tho aummlt about thirteen or fourteen mile* east of Campo thrr* wa. about four Inrhr* of *now on the ground. The snow kept falling until they wrrt» within a mile or two of Campo, and a doten time* on the Journey they wished they had not started. They came through Campo to Potrero. where they remained Thursday night, hating driven thirty-three mite*. mo«t of the distance In a storm. Thursday night wa* the coldeat night Pntrvro had known for years, and the ground wan frxuten hard until II o'clock the next day. which wn« y***terday. There wa* not much rain or mist thl* side of Potrero, but It was disagreeably cold, and no one wa* ever more clad to get to the end of a forty-two-mlle- drlro than werv the member* of the party when they reached Ban Diego last evening at th«< end of their day's travel. The trip was made In the Intercut of the church, but not for the purpose of holding services, though one or two werv held. A general rlew of the country was taken, and plans for the future were made contingent on tho upbuilding of the country, as It Is ex pected it will grow. Mis* Boston Baquc — "Mr. Porkerly. did you ever fool that longing for tho infinite: that soulful deslro for a more perfect grasp of the beyond?" Mr. Porkerly (of Chicago)— " Hare I? Well I should smile. 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