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Imperial Lands Indorsed.
D. (1. Whiting writes the Callfornln Cultivator that ho ha* great faith In tho Imperial country, and that the fanners there laugh nt the dire predic tion* of tho government expert as to tho prevalence of alkali In quantities that will prevent tho growing of farm crops. Tho finest crops are growing now near tho town of Imperial. This portion of tho tract was marked on the government map as tho most unlikely portion of tho territory. If that part Is producing well there Is no doubt whatever of the adaptability of tho soil In tho vicinity of the lakes. When successful farmers Ilko Mr. Whiting speak well of these lands, without any interest In anything but his own farm, the future of that coun try Is assured. Ono who may wish to Invest In new lauds to farm under un tried conditions, should first thoroughly canvass the matter, but should not be discouraged In advance by adverse re ports. In portions of tho hullo lands most abounding In salts I saw tho finest crops growing last summer. The foreign element had been carried away by the Irrigating water. Southern Cali fornia needs such a tract of land as the Now River country to furnish for ago for the working stock, and we hope tho farmers who are developing the now lands may not be deceived in the qualities they arc now finding so re assuring. Another Railroad Through Imperial. Win. H. Carlson, ex-mayor of San Diego, is sanguine that the railroad from San Diego to Yuma, being pro moted by him, will surely be built. T..»? Los Angeles Express publishes the following as a result of an Inter view: . W. H. Carlson, ex-mayor of Snn Diego. Is in tho city in the interest of h!o long-loved project of a rail road lino from San Diego to Yuma. This time, he says, the scheme Is bound to go through. "Wealthy bankers of New York who have confidence in me arc willing <o advance the monoy required to build '♦--: road and to run their chance of selling out to one of the great tranr continental companies after the cou noction Is complete," says Mr. Carl son. "Tho Imperial colony Is helping the proposition along, for It is ap parent that the developm-sui of the vast holdings of that corporation will be productive of freight that will give earning capacity to the road. "The road is to be 175 miles in length. It will cost $3,500,000 and the money is available for the work. Construction will begin at Yuma and proceed westward by way of the Im perial colony lands. I have retained my franchises from the Mexican gov ernment and terminal facilities at San Diego await our use. The great Irri gation enterprise at Imperial is a suc cess. Tho territory occupied by the colony will make railroading profit able through what was once tho great Colorado Desert. With harbor facili ties at the western terminus and di rect eastern connections the ultimate purchase of our property for incorpor ation with some large railway system headed toward tho Pacific Coast is a matter only of a few years." Mr. Carlson went from San Diego to Washington several years ago. When the war with Spain was ended he was appointed railway commis sioner for the government in Cuba. In thut capacity he formed a wldo ac quaintance with moneyed men and with those who are looking for favor able openings for railway building in this country. Ills personal energy and tho merit of his pot project won their hearts and it Is believed that he Is not over-sanguine In thinking that tho road will bo built. "Gates Ajar." Undor tho abovo caption tho Ala meda Kncinnl gives an account of how Mrs. Gates obtained a dlvorco from Mr. Gates for cause. Wouldn't that heading Jar you? An expert's View of Imperial lands. Hon. H. C. Power*, ox-Oovirnor of Ail/onii, having vlnlf'tl Impfrlnl, write n tin following mi hln opinion of Itfi fut tiro: Editor liujmtlml I'reim — After riding over tho country embraced undnr tho Impfrlnl Canal Hyfttcm ami hnvlng find over twenty years' experience? with and obnorvntlon of the Irrigated portion* of Now Mexico, Arizona and California, I am free to nay that I know of no section of equal extent with fncllltien for an abundant water fiipitly that lit equal to thlft portion of California. Tho depth and fertility of the alluvial boII deposited by tho over* flown of tho Colorado Klver, and em braced under thin canal system is tin* mirpuHHi-d. I nm sure, by any area of like extent In Arid America. Tho lands are specially adapted to the growth of alfalfa and other for age crops, and I .predict for this sec tion great success as a stock country. The ratio of alkali contained In the soil Is not materially greater than la found In other alluvial lands that have been succeHSttilly cultivated in other portions of tho Arid West, while this section has the advantage over all others with which I am familiar, In not having a hard-pan sub-soil to hold tho alkali and return it by capillary attraction to the surface. Upon the whole I do not hesitate to recommend the Imperial country as a safe and profitable place for invest ments and liomi'». H. C. POWERS. Some men arc so Intent on build- Ing up a good reputation that they neglect to build up character. A DON'T GIVE UP A DOLLAR '/YM&3SLj&R \U^ ®* your mone * r unt^ y° u are thoroughly convinced that what you are jg^^^L^Mg^ j^r"'^gHßBß getting in exchange for it is the best value obtainable. WE MANUFACTURE Tents, Awnings, Wagon Covers, Ore Sacks I And everything in the canvas goods line. Oar name is sewed on every piece, which is equivalent to any | guarantee; we are always a little ahead in quality and a little behind in price. WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON BEDDING, CAMP FURNITURE, RUBBER AND LEATHER BOOTS AND OILED CLOTHING Or in fact anything in Sporting Goods. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. WM. H. HOEGEE CO. ! 138-142 South Main St. LOS ANGELES, CAL. UNION HARDWARE METAL. CO. JOBBERS AND IMPORTERS OF TINWARE, GALVANIZED WARE, GRANITE WARE AND JAPANNED WARE MINING AND RAILROAD SUPPLIES, BUILDERS' AND SHELF HARDWARE, WAGON AND CARRIAGE HARDWARE Union Hardware and Metal Co. LOS ANGELES, CAL. IMPERIAL PRKSS Peculiar Names. Tho Pacific Coast has boon prolific In giving peculiar names to news- Home years ago the town of Tomb stone In Arizona gave* birth to a new paper which was chrlstoned Tho Tombstone Kpltaph. About that same time tho town of Calico— a mining town In San Ber nardino County — out on tho desert — wanted a paper and It was called Tho Calico Print. This paper, Ilko tho Epitaph, went down with the town as tho mines wore closed. Tho Needle* Kyo still winks and never has yet doted to go to sleep on the banks of tho Colorado River where the Santa Fo Railroad crosses that stream. Others have had equally eccentric names but they do not occur to the writer just now. Hut the latest paper to be placed In this list is the new candidate for public favor at the town of Indio. this paper, being published twenty feet below sea level, where old ocean's waves rolled In ages long gone by, was very appropriately named The Sub marine. The Imperial Press is published at the lowest level of any paper in the United States — if not in the world — 74 feet below sea level. If there is another paper published at a lower level we would be pleased to receive it as an exchange. Tho firm of Dig & I)olvr» rlcctArM cUfldfnd* whll#» th*» firm of Guoui it Hklm In ronferiin* with It* receiver. 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