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A Frgit Company at Placentia. in 1572 there was Incorporated at Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, the Southern California Beml-TroplcaJ Fruit Company. The enterprise was Inaugurated bj i. M Holt, then < iat liior or tin Healdsburg Flag who was uia<l.' president of the mm pany, Among the stockholders were Prof. 0. B. Button, then ■ banker at Healdsburg, hut now a tea< her in the state Normal Bchool at Los Angeles; I. s. Chapman, an engineer. now i resident of Al mada; R. n Oilman, who was mad. superintend) nl Of the ranch : John Il'I 1 ' SfuigreW, afterwards slieriff of Sonoma ('oiint> ; Thomas A. Oarey, at that time a prominent nurseryman of Los Ann" l"s. and Others, The oinpiiny bought 107 sores of dry laml. with little or no prospects of a miter supply, about Pour miles north i'jisi ot Anaheim, and commence i work, The superintendent struggled along io.- cvcrui years by lifting wa ter from ;i well sixty feel in depth ami hauling it to the trees, but finally the Cajoo Canal was constructed, and afterwards consolidated with the Ana. in mi Oanal Company, and water from the Santa Ana Uiver was Obtained in abundance. Btrange to say, most of the orig inal Stockholders who formed the company nearly thirty yours ago me still stockholders, ami Mr. Oilman is ntin the superintendent Mr. Mulgrew has the same ten shares of stock ho originally took while he was acting m foreman of the Flag printing office, and one lady subscribed for one share of the Original stock, which share sh. «tin retains, Prof. Button is stin a member of the hoard of directors, a position he has held for thirty year*. The property i* a good on*, and in 1800 it paid a dWldend <>f fifty dollars per share To Levee the Colorado River. A good move Is being made to have the government eonstruot a 'levee on the east side of the Colorado River below Yiiina. The Phoenix-Arizona Enterprise, referring to this matter, ways: Delegate Smith has introduced a bill which carries un appropriation of 1100,000 for building a levee on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, south of the town of Vmna, to confine the waters to the channel of said river. to improve the navigation thefeof, and also to effectually pre vent the overflow of said stream on the Irrigable lauds lying along the Arizona side thereof, ami adjacent to said stream. such a i« vee Is needed on the east side. The Imperial Canal will tan. 1 care of the tlood waters on the west side, as the embankment along the river side of the canal will keep tlood waters in their place and prevent fu ture overflows to the west Alfalfa and Cows- The Phoenix, Arizona. Stockman gives some very valuable and Interest ing Information In tbe following: Professor Wickson, in one of bit lectures, said: "Four-flftha of all veg etation is grass; there are -u;>o spe oios of grasses described,; but to the dairyman; one of the most Important is alfalfa and is peculiarly adapted Lo Southern California." In preparing tho land the checking In squares may be done awa] with, simply following the contour of the land, starting on tho highest point and carrying your plot along until you reach a. point something like s foot lower, building your levee about one and one-half feet broad and well rounded. You can now grade your land from one levee to an other, and continue In the same man ner until your tract of land is finished, j it being much less work to take ad' vantage of tho natural grade of the i.md. than to bring a large tract <f land to on.' level. Alfalfa, both as a soiling crop and also ,is hay. takes the place of wheat bran with the. California dairyman, its nutritive ratio in the green stat being one of protein to I.J of the other nutrients, and in the dry state, nil.' cif plotejll t<> '■'>.'■'>, While Whe.it bran contains protein only in the r.i tio of one to |.S, As each cow of 1000 pounds weight requires daily 2.5 pounds protein in order to give in r normal amouni of milk it is plainly seen tiuit alfalfa iiiiy ;it $.s ■ ton will furnish the needed protein at one-half the coil <>r wheat bran, even if ;t; t could be obtained at $i* per ton. \t the N<w Jersey Experiment sta linn four cows wen- fed for two months on rations composed ofallai'.i protein sgalnst two months on con centrated f is. with the result that while the ration in which the protein was supplied by (rain product v slightly more milk and butter th;.n the alfalfa ration. still the nlfa.fa produced the milk at 12.7 cents less per 100 pounds than the grain ration. Although a cow in her body c.v change protein into fat. still it would not. be wise to force her in that w.... as the potential energy of the sr.i>- Stance Which is consumed in the |iii dUCtion of heat and energy. Imperial Soil. Somebody Inquired aboul the fern ity of Imperial soil. The sphinx of the Nile did not include a similar qurs tion in riddles. The soil answers t'i> inquiry by the vegetation it produ t - both in the Nile and Colorado delta*. California Fruit World. P. RIEPEL Fancher T Creek Nurseries IMPERIAL, CAL. Places Orders for all kinds of Fruit and Shade Trees, Or- namental Bushes, and Fruit Vines. CAREFUL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL PLANTS IN TRANSIT AND DELIVERY. Trees shipped in here will he taken care of and heeled in utitil pur- chasers are ready to plant. TREES W<' have the finest stock we've ever grown. Our three nurseries and the experimental farms cover 800 .vies. One nursery for citrus trees, another for deciduous fruit trees. The third is devoted entirely to olives and ornamental trees 'and plants. FOFF Write for ■ copy of the I XL now '•O-patfO- Catalogue. " ■■■ L -"- It's full of information. \\ <• have .i large, thrlftv stock of our new Calimvrn.i f\a Trees. Calimyrna took a t;OLl> MEDAL AT liiTKAin. Address rancher (reel nurseries GEO. C. HOI DIM. PROP. P.0.80x 11, Fresno,Cal. J^ IMPERIAL PRESS CIBST NATIONAL BANK ™T,:ZI Largest National Bank in Southern California CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS - - - $750,000,00 DEPOSITS - ... $3,775,000.00 t m cm i t=TTcnc Buy and sell Bills of Ex- . r -.„. j. m. Elliott, LETTERS ch > nge and make cable J * c ' Drake ' Preai.lent Transfers on all points. 2nd Vice-Prea. OF Issue Commercial and W. G. Kerckhoff, Travelers' Credits avail- W.T.S.Hammond, Vice-President CREDIT able in all P arts of the AsBt - Cashier world : : : : : : NO PUBLIC FUNDS OR OTHER PREFERRED DEPOSIT* RECEIVED J. JEPSEN & SON Wholesale Manufacturers of HARNESS Saddlery Goods, Farmers' Supplies, Stockmen's Outfits Best Goods Lowest Prices 116, 118, 120 S. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES, CAL. John Wigmore & Sons Co. HEAVY HARDWARE MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES Belting, Packing and Tools LOS ANGELES, CAL. SEPTEMBER CIRCULATION OF THE Los Angeles Times FOR 12 YEARS. The following figures (show the daily average numher of copies printed, cir- culated and sold by The Timks in the month of September, from 1890 to 11X)1,1 1 X)1, inclusive, a period 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 I SEPTEMBER, 1896, I 7,6 7 0 SEPTEMBER, 1897, 2 0,0 6 0 SEPTEMBER, 1898, 2 4,5 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 time of the assassination of the President several extra editions were printed, none of which are included in the above figures for September, 1901. The average circulation of the SUNDAY Times for each Sunday of September ll\H),l l \H), WM 37,393 copies and for September 1901, the average was 46,700. The circulation of Thk Times is growing faster than at any previous period in its history. Thk Times also prints a greater number of pages and more reading matter than any other daily publication west of the " Rockiee."