tit country. A good sized school WM maintained
during the school season.
In April. 1902, the same authority cSJTed up
Imperial School District and established two now
districts known as Calexico and Blue Lake.
Several school houses will soon be built and
more schools will be established, it will be a
difficult matter for the authorities to form dis
tricts and construct school houses as rapidly as
they will he needed by the rapidly increasing
There is capable of being developed immense
water powers at various points on the Imperial
Canal system. The water does not make a very
great drop at any one point, but the volume of
water is so great that a large power can be gen
erated at a small drop. At a low estimate over
10,000 horse power can be developed on this sys
tem north of the Boundary Line, to say nothing
of other points in Lower California where addi
tion.il power can be developed when needed.
The Imperial Light. Water and Power Com
pany has been formed to develop the Iti-foot drop
four miles southwest of Imperial so as to fur
nish electric light, a refrigerating plant and a do
mestic water system for the towns of Imperial
and Silsbee. This work is now in progress.
The climate of the- Imperial Settlements is very
much like that of tho Territory of Arizona, and
particularly that of tho Salt River Valley in
Arizona. The rammers arc hot and dry and the
winters are cool and pleasant. Probably no finer
or more enjoyable climate can be found anywhere
in the world than at Imperial daring about, eight
months of the year — Autumn. Winter and Spring.
Going to Move.
Walter L. Vail, one of the cattle
kingfl of Arizona, has bought the cele
brated ranch in San DlegO county from
Governor Gage of California, for $12.
000. The ranch embraces over 1.2,000
acres. Mr. VfcU also owns several
thousand acres of land in the Imperial
country. It begins to look as though
he was going to "move" to California.
— Yuma Sentinel.
A Progressive Community.
Out at Blue Lake, near Imperial.
they have laid out a 125-foot boulevard
and park by the lake. They are too
wise to defer such matters until prop
erty gets so valuable it could not be
secured. Out at Imperial the- are to
drink filtered water from Dahlia lat
eral, and the men who want to locate
a "hot drops" shop are permitted to
stay only over night in town; they arc
determined to be temperate in every
thing, excepting canteloupea and wa
termelons, if they arc 70 feet below
the sea level.— National City Record.
HESSAGES SENT TO OR
RECEIVED FROn ANY PART
OP THE WORLD
This fact will eventually make Imperial one of the
most popular winter resorts on the Pacific Coast
In summer time the heat will Induce many set
tiers to visit the Coast or tho mountains. This is
the case in all the interior valleys of California.
The Imperial climate is just as pleasant in
summer as is that of the San Joaquln Valley, and
not much warmer than that of San Bernardino.
Redlands or Riverside.
The heat, mixed with moisture and a fertile
soil, makes the crops grow, and ripens the early
fruits and cantaloupes.
Heat and moisture are two of the best wealth
producers in the world.
Fishing, Boating, Hunting.
Imperial is the fisherman's paradise That is
to say — fish, good edible fish- are abundant not
only in Blue Lake and a half do/en other lakes
in that country, but the waters of the canal sys
tern are alive with carp and other good varieties
of fish that are good for table use. And they are
easily caught. In fact, they are so plentiful that
it is an everyday occurrence for good sized carp
to be found stranded in the field as a result of
irrigation. It is not an uncommon thing for a
rancher to gather in his tields while irrigating a
score or more of good fish. This way of catching
them may not be exactly professional from a
sportsman's point of view, but it is easy.
No place in California furnishes such a tine op
portunity for the us. 1 of a steam or naph ha launch.
There are several lakes that will furnish excel
lent sport in this way in addition to hundreds of
miles of canals that form means of water com
munication to all parts of that country.
As to hunting, wild ducks are more than abun
dant, and QUalls are plenty.
"g^Z" LIFE IN TENTS IS INTENSE
•"^^^^^flßlrfiv^ If they're not made up strong and happen to tumble some cold,
.&'*>'- s=^^3safcr;- rainy, windy night. Ours are the kind that brace all kinds of
—^ ■^— — weather ; we make them in our own factory. Especial pains is
taken to make them strong, durable and to withstand actual hard service. We
carry all weights of canvas and all sizes and sorts of tents. Anything made to
order in canvas goods from a pair of leggins to an A or Wedge Tent or full grown
Circus Cover, with prices to suit you.
We Carry a Full Line of Goods for Miners and Campers
OILED CLOTHING WAGON COVERS
RUBBER AND LEATHER BOOTS ORE SACKS
CAHP FURNITURE GUNS AND AMMUNITION
BEDDING SPORTING GOODS
You'd do well to see our go )ds and prices before purchasing elsewhere or drop us
a card for a trial order. •
WM. H. HOEGEE CO.
138-14-2 S. MAIN ST. TEL. private ex. 7 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
The three items of boating, fishing and hunting
go well together, and as the country becomes
more fully developed and settled, it must cer
tainly become the sportsman s paradise
A Suggestion to the Reader.
The foregoing is a brief statement of facts rela
tive to the building up of the greatest Irrigated
settlement in the United states
If the reader is Interested in this subject and
WOUld like to secure a home in that country, or
make an investment that is certain to prove verj
profitable by securing title to a tract of land with
water stock for the same that must very rapldl]
double and quadruple in value, he should cer
tainh go to Imperial and make a personal e\;mi
ination for himself. He will then find that it is
impossible for any one to give a description of
the enterprise that will convey any adequate idea
of the magnitude and possibilities of that coun
It is the rapid development and growth that
makes rapid advance in values. A soil and cli
mate that will produce such crops as are being
grown in the Imperial Settlements must necessar
ily eommtAd a price in keeping with such produc
tions. Fifty dollars an acre will be cheap, and
that market price will soon be reached, while
$100 an acre Will bo the quotations a little later*
Co and see for yourself. Interview the men
who are there on the ground, who have made
money and are making money. A settler's state
ment can generally be relied upon.
For maps, (trices and further Information, call
on or address
IMPERIAL LAND COMPANY.
L'L'l Stow ell Block. Los Angeles, Cal.
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