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CROWDS GAZE ON IMPERIAL VIEWS.
Vitascopic Pictures of Imperial Draw Crowds that Pack the Streets of Los Angeles Each Evening During Fiesta Week. A. 5. Perry Holds the Hagnet that thus Draws Public Attention. One of the greatest attractions of Los Angeles during Fiesta were a ser ies of Imperial views which were thrown on the wall of Simpson Block, city of Los Angeles, from a vitascope located in Stowell Block, and operated by the well-known vitascope expert, A. S. Perry. There were twenty-five of these views, and these views were inter spersed with brief statements relative to the Imperial Canal System and Set tlements that were of great interest to the general public. Occasionally a moving picure of a comic character was presented to give variety to the entertainment, but the intense interest of the multitude in the streets was centered in the informa tion given and the photographic views that presented this great irrigation system so vividly to their view. Spring street was packed with peo ple for an entire block night after night, so great was the interest mani fested. So great was the crowd that the street cars were compelled to "go . slow and keep in the middle of the | road," and exercise great care to clear the track so as to proceed on their way. " The program was repeated several times each evening and many people remained in position from beginning to end, so as to be sure and obtain all the information to be had. Following is the bill of fare as pre sented: 1. Do you want a ranch? 2. Take a trip with us at our ex pense. 3. We are going to start imme diately. 4. Where are we going? To the Imperial Settlements. 5. Where are the Imperial Settle- j ments? In the southeast part of San Diego county. 6. Imperial. 75 miles from Yuma, 125 miles from San Diego, 215 miles from Los Angeles. 7. How reached? Via. S.P.R.R. and stage. 8. At what price is land sold? $15 per acre with water right. 9. Imperial headquarters in Los Angeles. 224 Stowell Block. 10. All aboard for Imperial. Train leaves every day. Arcade depot, 2 p.m. 11. Picture: Arcade depot, starting for Imperial. 12. Picture: Indio, 20 minutes foi supper, on the way to Imperial. 13. 8:30 p.m.. arrive Flowing Well. On the way to Imperial. 14. 7:30 a.m., breakfast over. Stage starting for Imperial. 15. Picture: Stage on the way to Imperial. 16. Picture: Imperial in the dis tance. 17. 12:30 p.m., arrive Imperial. Dinner ready. IS. Picture: Hotel at Imperial. 19. Picture: Church, Imperial. 20. Picture: The only saloon in Im perial. 21. Picture: Imperial Land Co.'s headquarters at imperial, now build ing. 22. a chance for speculation; buy a lot in Imperial. $100 up. 23. Call at company's office. 224 Stowell Block, Los Angeles, for pam phlet. IMPERIAL PRESS 84. There is a money order post office at Imperial. 25. There is a newspaper and printing office at Imperial. 26. There is a First National Bank at Imperial. 27. There i* a lumber, hay and grain yard at Imperial. 2v Complete telephone system throughout Imperial Settlements. 29. There are several general mer chandise stores at Imperial. SO. There is a livery stable at hn perial. [\\. Ice plant and domestic water system now being installed at lni perial. :>2. Picture; Freighting team tor Imperial. ',Y.\. Railroad now building to Im perial. l>4. Price of lots will advance rapid ly in Imperial. :::.. 22 » stowell Block. Imperial Land Co.'s offices in Los Angeles. 'AW. Has water reached Imperial yet? No. 1. :\~. Picture: Water is here. No. 2. 38. The largest irrigation enterprise in the United States; Imperial Canal System. :uh Picture: Colorado River, source of Bupply, Imperial Canal. In. Picture: Head gate. Imperial Canal. 41. Picture: Dipper dredge in Im perial Canal. 42. Over 200 miles of main canal already constructed, Imperial Canal System. 4;?. Picture: Grading canal, Impe lial Canal System. 44. Picture: View of Imperial Main •anal. 16. Canals as large as rivers, at Imperial. 16. Picture: Drop on Imperial Canal. 17. Picture: Desert; Imperial conn try two years ago. IV Will crops grow in Imperial country? No. 1. 4!». Picture: Seven weeks' growth sorghum. Imperial. 50. Picture 1 : Ten weeks' growth barley. Imperial. 51. Picture: Picking cantaloupes at Imperial. 52. Picture: First school in Impe rial; forty scholars. 53. Why not own a ranch in Im perial country? 54. Picture: Ranch in Imperial Country. 55. Abundant water supply in the Imperial country. 56. The American valley of the Nile — Imperial.. 57. Perhaps it would be t<> your ad vantage to investigate Imperial. 5y The finest cattle grazing conn try in the West Imperial country. :,:». Price of land will advance rapidly in Imperial Settlements. 60. Southern Pacific also surveying a line from Yunia to Imperial. 61. Safe Investments can be made in the Imperial country. H2. Tel. Main 493, Imperial Land Co., Stow. >ll Block. 1',.".. Why not drop in tomorrow and let us talk Imperial to you? 64. 500, acres desert land in Cal ifornia being reclaimed by Imperial Canal System. t',s. Land only $15 per acre with water right in Imperial country. 66. One crop will pay for both land and water right in Imperial. •IT. Crops are now planted and growing in the Imperial country. 68. Barley live feet high, SVI tons to the acre in imperial. ti'.t. Money can be made raising bogs at Imperial. TO. You ;uv entitled to A2O ;urcs of land Id the Imperial country From Uncle Sam. 71. Opportunities are greater In the Imperial country todaj titan an) where else In America, 71. A small amount of cash will se cure water rights in Imperial. 7:;. You are welcome to full infor mation about Imperial tor the ask in-;. 71. Sct> samples of Cropi grown at Imperial at our of&ce, 124 Btowell Block. 7.'>. 126.58S Bharefl water stock sold up to .lav. i. 1902, Imperial Canal System. 7t>. Government land can still be secured in the Imperial country. 77. Where is Calexlco? No. i. 78. Calexico is thirteen miles from Imperial. No. 2. 7!>. Picture: Cal. Development Co.'s headquarters, Calexico. so. Picture: Imperial Land Co.'s headquarters, Stowell Block. Los An geles. SI. Where is Silsbee'. 1 No. 1. .XL*. Silsbee is located on Blue Lake. nine miles from Imperial. 83. Picture: nine Lake-, looking from foot of Main Street, town of Silsbee. 84. A chance for speculation; buy lots in Silsbee; $i!.". up, half rash. 86. Pishing, boating and shooting ■in Blue Lake. Si!. Lots in Silsbee will double in value in six months. San DlegO ivl- E&astern Ry. is surveyed through Sils bee. 87. California Development Co.. capital $1,260,000, A. H. Heher. pres ident : Imperial Land Co.. capital $600, 000, I°. C. Paulin, Vice president and general manager, 224 Stowell Block. Los Angeles. 88. your name and address left at the office, l'lm Btowell Block, will bring full Information regarding imperial. si*. Don't fail to look up Imperial. 90. Good night. When William E. Chandler was sec retary of the navy he issued an order that officers should not permit their wives to reside at the foreign stations to which their husbands were at tached. The order was promptly re scinded Upon the receipt by the secre. tary of the following from Commodore Fyfte, in command of the Asiatic squadron: "It becomes my painful duty to report that my wife, Eli/.a Fyffe, has. in disobedience to my >r deis. and in the face of regulations of the department, taken up her resi dence on the station ami persistently refuses to leave." Death, of Mrs L. M. Holt. Word was received yesterday after noon of the death at Los Angeles of Mrs. L. M. Holt, who was for many years a resident of Riverside. She had been for many months quite an invalid and had been an inmate of the hospital for many weeks for a surgical operation, and returned home with holies of a complete recovery, nut the end came yesterday at noon. The funeral will take place from the fam ily residence. No. 1049 West Twenty flrsi street. Los Angeles, tomorrow (Wednesday) at in a.m. A number of relatives will attend from Riverside, taking the •',:!'.". Southern Pacific from the Market street depot. Riverside Enterprise, April 2!). Tuo Bright >oung Men. The Tulare Register is one o( tho brightest papers published north of Tehachapl Pass. The editor ought to be south of it. \s illustrating what young men can do even in Fresno county he publishes the following We did not learn their names, but thej live in Fresno county, west of the Southern Pacific railroad and are in the Stock business. Last year thej began to look about them for feed and saw that farmers generally would soon begin to burn off their ttrsi crop of alfalfa and foxtail to be lili >lf 'i and this id, -a occurred to them that that stuff was worth sav ing BO they Inquired of the farmers thej knew if the> would not give them the despised first crop if they would nit it .lose to the ground and Maul it off the place. Many such gifts were gladly made and the young men put their mowers and rakes early into the fields and cut and raked and hauled away hun dreds of tons of the mixed hay. They put it up pretty green, but bUIH a framework under the stacks and along the sides in some way so that, When the stack was completed and topped out. they could throw stout wires over the top and ti\ levers near the bottom by means of Which they COUld make the hay so compact that the air could not get into it, weighted it down b\ lever power, with the result that the hay did not take Ore by spontaneous combustion, but kept as well as ir it had been put in a silo. When the dry weather came on the past winter and feed grew scarce they not only had all the hay wanted, but had a goo. l deal to sell that had cost them nothing but the work of putting in the stack. Last, year a good many stacks of first cutting alfa.fa and foxtail ignited by spontaneous com bustlon ami burned, but that was because the air got into the stack. Had there been no chance for the air (o get in there WOUld have been no combustion. A hole in the ground will make a good silo. fjh j, w j tM first crop cutting and then weight it down, cover it with earth or use any device for keeping the air out and as good dairy feed as the country pro duces will result, as The Register is Informed by one who has had large 1 Mtunity (•«.,- learning what other People are doing. The Register does not know this of its own knowledge, but on what it regards as highly re liable authority. v is a sin in' this country to burn anything that cattle will cat ami cattle will eat most any. thing that grows if it is cut early and cured right. Big Imperial Crops. The San Diego Sun interviews two men just returned from Imperial with the following result: The desert country is looking fine, but Mr. Ward says that things are getting a little warm out that way. Just at present the Weather is very changeable. Last Friday morning the thermometer stood at ltd in the Shade and the following Monday over coats were iii order. The crops are in excellent condition, and some are al ready beginning to harvest. One man at Calexico had just cut his bar ley, and it is claimed that it went three tons to the acre. The crop stood is high as a man s head, and was very little if any coarser stalk than the ordinary feed of much smaller growth, lie refused an $800 offer for the twenty acres as it stood. Hay is sold now at $15 per ton. where formerly it was sold for $::<•. and was scarce at that. The Irrigating problem is beginning to lessen as additional ditches arc built, and as fast as they get water the settlers are planting their t rops. as s. ;isons don't count in that country. There is still a great deal of digging uning on. and Imperial is beginning to boom With the construction of several new buildings. The country is set tling up rapidly and every nod v seems well satisfied with the outlook. Often there is no appreciable differ ence between strenuosity and conceit. 9