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Grow Egyptian Cotton.
Say. you feIIOWS down in the Impe rial section, where JTOU have the lim itless fertilising waters of the mighty Colorado to draw upon at will, why don't you stop trying to raise stuff that can be raised in thousands of other places just as well as you can, and go to raising something thai can not be raised but in a few places in the United Btates? What is it? Egyptian cotton, to be sure Now we expect you to ask what Egyptian cotton is; whether it differs from any other cotton; how it is raised; where the market it; what it is worth; what it looks like, and 'steen other Questions, But you may as well save your breath, for you will want it all when you tackle a job to chop cotton. In the first place, we don't know but mighty little about Egyptian cotton. We never were introduced to that kind. But we remember reading in some consular report — don't know which. now — that a good many millions of dollars' worth of Egyptian cotton is imported into this country every year. And there is an agricultural department circular somewhere that says that Egyptian cotton doesn't grow worth shucks. Then here comes along an Arizona paper that says it has been tried in the Salt River valley and it was a success. Now, you fellows, get a hustle on and find out about it and make the experiment this season. — Redlands Citrograph. We have Egyptian cotton on the list for the Imperial farmers. It will come in due course of time. They Want Land for Colonization. County Recorder John F. Forward has received a letter from Warner & Andrus. St. Paul. Minn., requesting information regarding land desirable for colonization purposes. The con cern say that they are looking in other States and will invest where the best inducements are held out. and where the best bargains are offered. The conditons are somewhat exact ing. For instance, they desire agri cultural farm land, something located well as to market and that will pro duce crops without irrigation; the land must be free from stones with good soil and subsoil, land that could be put under cultivation and made to produce crops the year in and year out without fertilization; level land or land that is unbroken or rough. In quoting prices they ask that Mr. For ward give legal numbers with par ticulars in full and bottom prices. — San Diego Union. If those Eastern enquirers after California land that is desirable "agricultural land, something located well, as to market, and that will pro duce crops without irrigation;" land that is "free from stones, with good soil and subsoil" and especially "land that will produce crops year in and year out without fertilization." would come out west they would know more than they do now. They failed to mention a barbed wire fence around the land, but we presume that is understood. T,and that can be cropped eternally and not. fertilised must be very peculiar land. These gentlemen, we presume, will also want a bank account against which they can etern ally check without making any deposits. One propsition is as sensible as the other. They evidently don't know yet iat irrigation is cheaper than rain, for they desire to depend on the uncertain clouds— a program that no one would desire who knows anything about irrigation. Those men had better take a short cut, for Heaven — if they can get a through ticket, for they are evidently hunting for something that will be found — -if found at all — beyond the confines of this earth. They ought not to spend any time or money hunt ing for what they are after in this world. Fine furniture does nott make a home, nor lack of it a hovel. IMPERIAL PRBSS Feeding on Alfalfa. LMt Friday Rea Bros., the South Pt Paul feedehs. shipped from this point 4000 head of three year-old wethers which were as fine a lot of sheep as ever left the State, the aver age weight per head being 128 pounds Some time ago the Rea Hros. decided to give the question of fatten ing sheep on alfalfa a thorough test ami accordingly they purchased several thousand head of wethers among which were those mentioned. They were three-year old Cotswolds and CotSWOld giades and were fed by J. W. and C. A. Bailey, who had IBM and Robert Vestal who had 1800, The Bailey lot averaged 127 M and the Vestal lot 119 pounds. The sheep were turned over to the men at a cost of two and one-half cents a pound and were to be delivered on January 15 — a period of sixty days — at three and a quarter cents a pound. Towards the latter part, of December it was discovered that the hay would run short and as me sheep then showed up in excellent condition the Messrs. Rea accepted them about twelve days ahead of the time agreed upon. During the time they were fed the sheep consumed about four pounds of hay a day, the Messrs. Bailey feeding out 300 tons and Mr. Vestal a propor tionate amount. These sheep are the same of which mention was made in these columns a few weeks ago as being fed for export. At St. Paul they will be topped off on screenings for forty days and are expected to increase in weight at the "BUY OF THE MAKER." HEADQUARTERS FOR Bedding TFI^JX^ WAOON Camp furniture I Ll^l ■ O COVERS Rubber Goods, Rubber Boots and Clothing We always aim to please our Customers We solicit a Trial Order, knowing that you will call again Wm.M.MOEGEECo. 138-142 S. Main St., Los Angeles \ MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO UNION HARDWARE & METAL CO. BUILDERS' AND SHELF HARDWARE, WAGON & CARRIAGE HARDWARE Corbin's Locks, Starrett's Goodi' Iron ' steel > Shoes, Coal, Axles, Nicholson and Dlsston Files, Disston's <I'~> Ji^^^^ Springs, Forges, Bellows, Drills, Saws, Shot, Loaded Shells, Hercules >W>l/^^ Anvils, Vises, Rims, Shafts, Single- Powder .^tßWj^^-^^Q^ i^^- tr ' I>OleB Nails, Wire Cloth, Poultry Net- V^^s^ ss^ T^^^ Pipe and E . ittiu g 9 . Brass Goods, ting, Miners' Picks, Barrows, Ames' rf\ J^^^ Zinc ' Metals - wire Ro P e . Bars, Sheets ShoTels and Spades, Withington and :::::^ Hnd Plate Chains, Rails, Spikes, Coolcy Steel Goods. Rope, Barbed Wire. TINWARE AND RAN ITEW A RE, HININQ AND OIL WELL SUPPLIES rate of half ■ pound a day per head and will then bo exported. All parties to the deal are highly pie— ed with the results. The Messrs. Bailey and Vestal realized about $10 I ton for their hay and the Hea Bros, will net a nice profit. Both the Messrs. Bailey and Vestal are well fixed to care for feeder! in the matter of sheds, water, etc.. and the coming season will sow a much larger acreage to alfalfa so that next winter they may have ample feed for such feeders as they may take in. They say that had these Sheep been fed the full sixty days they would have shown a gain of not less than thirty pounds per head.— Big Timber Pioneer. This is the result of feeding alfalfa in a cold wintry country. What would it be in a balmy country liko Impe rial ? ResUlt of Irrigation The Colusa Sun after quoting an article from the Imperial Press rela tive to the ability of this settlement to supply feed for Southern California. says: The above is from the Imperial Press, published where but a couple of years ago there was nothing grow ing but the yucca and the cactus. No living creature but the horned toad. A corporation rubbed up the old lamp "Irrigation." which summoned the geni "Prosperity." and a city and life and energy took the place of "Desola tion!" And now it talks confidently of supplying all Southern California with feed for stock in a dry year! Another Doctor. The Imperial Press announces that Dr. T. H. QrUnth of Riverside has taken up his abode at Imperial and has bought forty acres of land there. Riverside Press. If some men Were as dishonest in their business as they are in their polities they would have a hard time dodging the sheriff. TREES Wo have the finest stock we've ever ■TOW •. Our three nurseries ami the exnerlmentat farms cover 800 acres. One nursery for citrus trees, another for deciduous fruit trees. The third Is devoted entirely to olives and v)ru.uuoiu.il trees 'and plants. FfIFF Write for. n-ony of the IKI I ntiW l) °-P*>M >^ ualoirue. " ■»■-■- It's full of information. We have a lar^c, thrift y stock of our now Callmyrna V\g Trees. Calimvrna took • GOLD MEDAI, AT BUrrAIiO. Address rancher Creek nurseries 010 C. ROEDING /, prop. 3&m P.0.80x 11. Fresno, d^^flu 9