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Irrigation and Malaria. The dang** Of malaria from irriga tion has probably been greatly over rated, and since the discovery that the mosquito is the fellow who CaWMI Hi" trouble, it may not haunt the imagination as it did o&oe. "The Occidental Medical Times" makeß gome pertinent remarks on this sun j,,l. which are WOlth considering. The "Times" says: "The impression that Irrigated dis tricts were productive of disease prompted an Inquiry into the subject i \.;ir or more ago, whereby tin- con clusion was reached that the con trary was the fact All available lit erature, all personal and written tes timony, was distinctly unanimous In declaring that irrigation brought health and prosperity. 'All the medical evidence showed that there was less malaria, typhoid fever, diarrheal diseases, etc.; that the sanitary conditions in general Were vastly improved, anil that, the death rate was consequently lowered. "This was Strikingly true of all dis tricts, of so healthy I country us that surrounding Phoenix, Ariz., and of so unhealthy a territory as the San Joaquin Valley. "A little reflection will readily con vince one that laCS of water, stag nant pools, the use of wells or cis terns, me active factors in spreading disease; while the prevention of veg etalde decomposition, the replacing of these conditions with green fields and Bowing waters, which as a rale are pure and clean. will eradicate many sources of contamination. "Another phase connected with the subject is the frequently high altitude of the arid lands, so essential many limes in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory passages, which, aid ed by open air life, ami above all by a cc-rtain and stimulating means of employment, adds an incentive of great effect. These conditions have made Colorado and Southern Califor nia the greatest health resorts in the world, and have given life and health to thousands "The conclusions of the eminent physicians who made the Congress of Tuberculosis, recently held in Lon don, famous, were that. In the pres ent state of knowledge, sunshine and outdoor life are our most effective agents in the treatment of this dis ease. •At present the amount of land that is productive in these districts is small and the means of securing a livelihood uncertain. It seems prob able, therefore, that in the reclama tion of these lands lies one means of preventing, if only to a limited do me.-, the further destruction of our people." Railroad Will Be Built. it is thought tiiat the Bouthern Pa- Ciflc Kiiili-oad will construct a lino of road through tiu- imperial settlement in San Diego County, California. The country through which the branch tine Will run is in :\ fertile section of the desert, which is Cast being re claimed by the biK ditch from the Colorado River, Kinsman (Arisona) Miner. Will Raise Hogs. Mrs. c. i Miller is having her fruit trees pulled up and will plant ten acres to alfalfa so that she may go Into the more profitable business of raising hogs. Madera Mercury, Buying Horses. 0. \v. Patterson is In from Winches ter today, buying horsea tor farming operations at Imperial. Riverside Press. People who live in s(t-;mi heateti Hats should not throw cold water. FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK Oldest and Largest Bank in Southern California f^nif'll *S"tl)fH)l)l) (\t\ OFFICERS-DIRECTORS: Vtl^'llill «p3IFU f UUI'.UU i.w. iteiimu, President: H. W. HeUman, Vice-President; J. A. liraves. Second Vie* fiipkliif inJ t\r*f'Ar &O*7 O HHA r»i\ President; Charles Sevler, Cashier; G. Hei- surplus and Profits $o<B,OUU.oo -■^-'■'^-"- ' T W. 11. Perry, .1. K. Francis, J. A. Gravas. 1. m\ _ •a. a / -» ■» - r\g\t\ W. HeUman, Jr., C. K. Thorn, O. W. Child*. Deposits $6,335,000.00 t^^^^^-^Sg Drafts and Letters of Crwlit Issiuxl and Telegraphic and Cable Transfers Made to All Parts of the World. Special Safety Deposit Department and Storage Vaults. . ■- '■■ -:'■ ■■ ■ ■ ■*'■'■""-■*..-'. Results of Irrigation. The National Homeniaker presents the following illustration of what Ir rigation has dun.' in Southern Cali fornia. Here is what 10,000 acres has done in Southern California: Take Redlands. The land in its original arid con dition, producing at most not over |50,00Q a year, now yields a product of fruit alone of 1 1,050,000; employs 1500 men. paying out $t;7r..ii(Hi annu ally for labor, and an assessed valu ation has been created of $3,660,000. The figures from Riverside are equally marvelous: Animal receipts for fruit. $2,150, 000; disbursing for labor of 8500 men in I single year. $1,126,000; assessed valuation in 1!MM), $r..2;t5.74. r ). \\V quote from "National Irriga tion ' for June, 1901, where these figures are given more in detail. "Thirty years ago Riverside was a nameless desert, and twenty years ago. Redlands, unnamed, was the rabbit-hunting grounds for the San Bernardino Mormons. In either case, $fiOO would have bought the town, while now It will hardly buy an acre, certainly not. if well situated and cov ered with a good orange grove. "It means that twenty thousand acres of desert have been conquered as Seventy-five million more may be conquered; it means that nine million dollars have been added to the na tion's taxable wealth, even as bil lions more may he added; it means that four thousand families are being supported, even as millions may be; it means more than this, for irrigated agriculture guarantees a continued safer support than can any other oc cupation, or any Other condition of agriculture." I. W. Oleason had a party of friends arrive from lowa a few days ago. He took them to Imperial and succeeded in locating them all there. This afternoon he left Ix>s Angeles with another party of prospective purchasers, The [owa party was composed of J. C. Huffman of Nora Springs, Qeorge E. Bird of Rockford and .1. V. Potter of Cherokee. — River side Press. Four More Schools. County Superintendent Baldwin rec ommends that four additional schools be established in the Imperial coun try to meet the growing needs of that section. Who says that San Diego County doesn't grow? — Fallhrook Ob server. TREES We have the finest stock we've ever frown. Onr three nurseries and the experimental farms cover 800 acres. One nursery for citrus trees, another for deciduous fruit trees. The third is devoted entirely to olives and ornamental trees "and plants. FDF F Writeforacopj of the I til mnv Catalogue, "*-*- It's full of information. »i' have a large, thrift y stock of our new Calimyrna Fia Trees. Callmyrna took a 6OI«D MEDAL AT BUFFALO. Address rancher Crcch nurseries GFO. C. ROEDING PROP. P.0.80x 11, Fresno.Cal. , / a - J IMPKRIAL PRESS FIRST NATIONAL BANK "T".,. Largest National Bank in Southern California CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS - - - $750,000.00 DEPOSITS - - $4,000,000.00 i m sin ♦♦ i cttcdc Buy and sell Bills of Ex- .c n . J. M. Elliott, LETTERS change and make Cable J * C ' Drake ' President Transfers on all points. 2nd Vice-Prea. OF Issue Commercial and W. G. Kcrckhoff, Travelers' Credits avail- W.T. S.Hammond, Vice-IVesident CREDIT able in all P arts of the AsBt ' Caehier world : : : : : : UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY 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, GAL. John Wigmorc & 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 number of copies printed, cir- culated and sold by Thk Timks in the month of September, from 1890 to 1901, inclusive, a period of twelve years : DAILY AVERAGE SEPTEMBER, 1890, 6,7 7 2 SEPTEMBER, 1891, 9, I 7 7 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, 30,1 59 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 BUHOAT Times for each Sunday of September IVHX>,1 V HX>, was 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 rending matter ban unv other daily publication west of the " Rockies. "