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Harvest No* On
The harvesting of barley i«. now oc
cupying the attention of a number of
farmers, practically all the grain
sowed before January 1 now being
ready for the mower. Among those
now cutting hay are Rdgar Brothers,
who are at work in their large tield a
half mile south of town. From there
to Calexico, every little distance one
comes on fields about ready to harvest
or now being harvested.
There has been a great deal of .njkv
ulation regarding the hay market for
the coining year. For the time being
there is no doubt that the valley is
self supporting in stock feed, ami a
number of farmers are getting ready
to put in sorghum crops. But in spite
of this, there are many people who
think the valley will not grow suffic
ient feed this year to meet the heavy
demand of next winter. Lack of ship
ping facilities and late arrival of wa
ter at their ranches has led a number
of farmers who had intended to put in
crops to postpone farming operations
until fall. It is believed that the con
sumption of Bay and fodder in the val
ley during the next twelve mouths
will be between 10,000 and 20,000 tons,
and that it will keep the farmers hust
ling to grow the smaller amount.
These figures of prospective con
sumption of feed are based on the ex
pectation of the arrival of a large
number of new farmers in the fall,
who will be obliged to purchase feed
tor their stock.
San Diego Benefitted
The new rivers and harbors bill
gives San Diego. the benefit of an ap
propriation of $2<iS,(M)O. to be spent on
the harbor. This is a suitable fore
runner to the building of the San Di
ego, and Eastern railroad. It is becom-
ing more than ever manifest tliat San
Diego is to play a very important part
in the future of Southern California.
The barrier of a sparsely settled coun
try between that city and the rest of
Southern California has been as disad
vantageous to the outside as to the
city. Southern California needs a
hustling business city on the magnifi
cent harbor, and the city of San Diego
is rising to its opportunities more than
ever before.
San Diego-Eastern
Nothing definite has come to hand
lately regarding the survey for the
San Diego-Eastern railroad, but it is
believed the survey is completed
through to the Colorado river, passing
south of the Mexican line. The idea
of going through the sand hills is be
lieved to have been abandoned.
Express Office
Miss Margaret Clark has been ap
pointed agent for the Wells Fargo
Express Company, taking that new
duty in connection with her work as
postmistress and superintendent of the
telephone line.
Hotel Sold
Walter Evans has bought Mr. Lebo's
interest in the dining room of the
Hotel Imperial and has taken posses
sion. Mr. and Mrs. Lebo and children
will move to their farm west of town,
where they will put in crops prepara
tory to stocking it with hogs.
Gasoline Launch
P. J. Storms has sent for a gasoline
launch, eighteen feet long, which he
will place on Blue lake. It will be
brought overland from San Diego.
NOTlCE— Parties found cutting
timber around Blue lake will be pros
ecuted. BLUE LAKE LAND &
Wain I y Personal
K. K. Gouder of Duncan Kails. Ohio,
has arrived in Imperial to remain in
defi nit el y .
George K. Irwiu has been joined by
his son. ■ lusty yontlg man, from San
I. P. Silliman. late with the Sunset
Commercial Company* is in the valley
to spi-ml a week.
\V. K. Wilsie has arrived from Nord
hoff, Ventura county, to make his
home and engage in tanning.
J. M. Clark of Pasadena, after
spending some days at his farm six
miles south of town, returned to his
home this week.
Claude Anderson and Charles Khein
hart, who have been working in the
survey corps for several months, left
Wednesday for their homes in San
Mrs. M. Meadows and two children
returned Sunday from a visit of three
weeks in Yuma. The youngest of the
children, Pearl, now eight months old,
was the second white baby born in the
A. H. Heber. general manager of the
California Development Company,
came in from Los Angeles Sunday
with his brother, J. F. Heber; his son,
(J. K. Heber; his nephew. J. L. Alver
son;D. O. Anderson, of the Title In
surance and Trust Company; T. E.
Newlin, vice-president of the Califor
nia Hank; Mr. Wheat, a prominent oil
operator; J. W. Kitzman of Pasadena
and G. C. Hunt of Los Angeles. (J.
K. Heber, who is a twin brother of J.
E. Heber of Imperial, and Mr. Alver
son will remain in town indefinitely.
The other members of the party went
to Calexico Sunday evening and spent
a portion of the week examining land
south of the international line.
Mining on the Colorado
There is little doubt that there is
gold in the Imperial soil aggregating
many tons, but existing in so small
particles that it can never be saved.
This soil was deposited by the Colorado
river, and an exchange says that along
the Colorado a hundred companies are
engaged in dredging the sands brought
down from the gold-bearing sections
of Northern Arizona, Utah and Color
ado. Not only is the immediate vicin
ity of the river bed dredged, but the
dredgers are washing the sands in the
river beds for miles on both the Ari
zona and California sides of the
stream. On the Bill Williams fork,
one of the main branches of the Color
ado, is planned the largest placer min
ing, which includes the erection of a
dam which will hold in reserve the
flood waters of the stream, that they
may be economically distributed for
the washing of the bed of the stream
of the lower river, and contemplates
the placing of water on man)' hundred
thousand acres of placer ground lying
between Harqua Hula mountains and
the Colorado river. In that locality
the Spaniards and theancients worked
out great quantities of gold by dry
washing, and it is declared by experts
tliat water placed there will produce
untold millions in gold.
California as a Dairy State
In one of his letters to Chicago Dairy
Produce F. A. Leighton sizes up the
dairy situation in the following words:
The dairy people of the East do not
realize the immense dairy business
done in this western state. There are
few states that have more creamery
butter. Of course lowa. Minnesota
and Illinois may make more, but out
side of these, we doubt whether any
other state equals California. Already
they are looking for an outlet for their
goods, and the islands of the sea will
soon take most of their surplus. Cali
fornia is noted for consuming great
quantities of butter at home. This is
accounted for in that they have no
poor butter. All the butler made here
is fancy. Very little store butter is
made on the coast. A process factory
could not exist here if California was
depended on to furnish the stock. Cal
ifornia has the best creameries in the
United States, for the reason that they
are new, and most of them are equipped
with modern machinery,. and the but
ter makers I have met are up to the
best of them. They are readers, and
no new eastern idea escapes them.
California is certainly an ideal state
Osborne Farm Implements
The Best are the Cheapest
Columbia Reversible Disc /yarrow,
Osborne all steel Self' Dump Rake,
Osborne Columbia Mowers,
Osborne Columbia Spring'tooth Barrow and
JRII other agricultural Implements made by the
Osborne Company are the Uery Best.
. U. nillllllU OSBORNt COMPANY
At ranch on Dogwood lateral, eij^ht miles southeast of Imperial,
and one mile north ot Paringa
for the dairy business. With a climate
unsurpassed by any country, and the
best of grasses and pure water, there
is no reason why the best buttercannot
be made here. And it is fine, and will
compare with our best lowa and Min
nesota bra nils. The climate here is
the best in the world for butter mak
ing; neither too hot nor too cold, but
about the same temperature the year
around. They have no frozen milk in
winter to contend with, and no hot
milk in summer. It is a good thing
for our eastern creamery men that
California cieamery men cannot put
their butter in the eastern market
they would make us go some.
p P. BLAKE, M. D.
Imperial. Cal.
F. (). Havens has severa] tons
of Kgyptian corn, white and rod,
for sale at 5 cents a pound at his
ranch one mile east of Blue lake.
At the ranch just south of Im-
perial. Price Sl7 a ton. EDGAR
Man and Team Wanted
Wanted- man with pood team to
furnish seed grain am ' P ul •" *W to
acres near Blue lake, on shares. Land
under water from Imperial Water Co. 's
system. Land ready for pram to be
harrowed in. Room 3, First National
Bank, San Diego.
At the service of some farmers
now and of others soon
Prepare for it by ditching, smooth-
ing and seeding your land.
We will be pleased to estimate the
cost of such work, and do the work
for you reasonably and thoroughly
We can furnish alfalfa seed. Write to
or call upon
Imperial, Cal.
Wheat and Barley Hay
FOR SALE— Wheat and bar-
ley hay, at my ranch, 7 miles
south of Imperial. HUNTING-
Live Stock for Sale
fRANK BARLAGE, Calexlco.
A. W. Patton, Imperial
For Sale
A bargain in New River water stock
anil land. It is a sandy level soil with
a little brush and free from alkali. 160
acres or less. lleing in sections 29, 28
and 33, T. IS 8., R. 13 E., S. B. M.
Price water stock $16 per share, land
$1.25 an acre. LESTER, Coppßldg.,
Los Angeles. Cal.
Desert Land, Final Proof.— Notice
For Publication
V Angeles, California, March 30, 1908.
Notice is hereby given that \vil mam T.
HKKKEKNAN of" Los Angeles, California, has
filed notice of intention to make pn>of on his
desert-land claim No. 1133. for the NX ' 4 NW ' 4 ,
S % NW X and N A SW ' 4 Sec. 14. Twp. 17 S..
R. 14 E., S. 11. M., before the Register and Re-
ceiver at Los Angeles, Cal.. on Thursday, the
Bth day of May. 1902.
lie names the following witnesses to prove
the complete irrigation and reclamation of said
C. R. Rockwood, of Los A njreles, Cal., F. C.
Paul in, of Los Angeles, Cal., \. 11. Heber, of
Los Angeles, Cal., George Chaffey, of Los An
geles, Cat., Thomas Beach; of Imperial, Cal.
A. J. CROOKSHANK. Register.
Desert Land, Final Proof. Notice for
•J Anpeles, California. March 10, 1102.
Notice is hereby given that GBORGK CHAF-
FEY of Los Angelea, California, has tiled no-
tice of intention to make proof on his desert-
land claim No. 1132. for the NX '. and N '.• SK
' 4 Sec. 14, Tup. 17 S.. R. 14 X.. S. B. M., before
the Register and Receiver at Los Anireles. Cat.
on Thursday, the Bth day of May, 1908.
He names the following witnesses to prove
the complete irrigation and reclamation of said
land: .
C. R. Rockwood, of Los Angelea, Cal.. F. c.
I'aulin. of Los Angeles, Cal.. W. T. Heffernan,
of Los Angeles, Cal.. A. H. Heber, of Loa An-
eeles, Cat.. Thomas Beach, of Imperial. Cal.
A. J. CROOKSHANK. Register.

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