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AND FARMER h. M. Hoi/r, - - Los Angeles D. D. Pei«i,ET, - - Imperial EDITORS Published each Saturday at Imperial, San Diego County, Cal., by IMPERIAL PRESS PUBLISHING CO. SUBSCRIPTION: One year .... $1.50 Six Months .... .75 Entered at the Imperial. California, Postoffice is second-class mail matter. SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1903 IMPERIAL SOIL Result of an Analysis Made by Dr. Jones, of the University of California Dr. F. C. Jones, of the Univer sity of California, Berkeley, was in town this week in company with several others. and was busy during his stay makiug analysis of the soil throughout the valley for the benefit of the prospective settlers who were with him. Dr. Jones is recognized as an author ity in chemistry and his state ment regarding soils and their ingredients may be counted upon as correct. Last Friday some soil was brought to him by Mr. E. H. Harrington, taken from twelve or fourteen post holes that he was digging near the center of the town, and the following is the analysis of the dirt: — Some silt, some sand and a lit tle clay; no black alkali; just a little trace of white alkali; an abundance of phosphorous — enough to crop wheat for 1000 years. Very rich in potash. Lime, just enough; rather short on Humus, but that is always so in arid regions and can be in creased by manuring or plowing under any vegetable matter. Just a small trace of salt; adaptability to holding moistnre very good. It has always been said that Imperial towrsite had the worst soil in the valley and we are not aware that Dr. Jones found any that was not superior to it, but still we do not see what better could be asked for than this which was tested. Think of having a soil impregnated with enough phosphorous to crop wheat for nearly twenty genera tions. The Imperial Gun Club Last night there was organized here a gun club to be known as IMPERIAL PRESS the Imperial Gun Club. The movement is meeting- with much enthusiasm. The organization was effected in the brick block, and those who are recognized as charter members are: Geo. A. Carter H. E. Allatt Earl Heber R. D. McPherrin Walter Geary Dr. T. R. Griffith F. C. Paulin S. B. Brown H. N. Dyke H. H. Peterson J. H. Dietrick George A. Carter was chosen president and H. E. Allatt, secre tary and treasurer. A committee was appointed to draft a consti tution and b} 7 -laws. .Traps and blue rocks have been ordered and the club will immediately get in trim to meet all comers. There is likely to be lively time in the future as Calexico has a gun club which is considerable above the average and they will be only too glad to shoot with Imperial any time. Up to noon today there had been a number of names added to the list of members and quite a large enrollment is expected. A meeting of the club will be held, at an early date and every mem ber should be present. Don't forget the Farmers' Club meeting at the Church next Tues day evening. There are propects that there will be a great amount of build ing going on in Imperial in the next six months. Tree planting should be the order of the day. Now is an ex cellent time to improve your property, and these improvements will tend to make your land or lots more valuable, so from that standpoint alone it were worth your while to make a start in that direction. Editor N. G. Gonzales, of Col umbus, S. C, died at 1 p. m. last Monday from the effects of the effects of the bullet wound he re reived from Lieutenant Governor Tillman. He battled manfully for life nearly four days. The report says that in his cell where he has been confined since the shooting Tillman heard the news with visible emotion. There is universal sorrow in Columbus. As to what provocation there was for the shooting remains yet to be determined. There was on exhibition at the office of the Imperial Land Com pany here this week the model of a patent land leveler, the de vice being owned by Messrs.Reed and Holloway, of Sunnyside, Washington. The apparatus, it seems to us, would meet the re quirements of this country first rate. It is so constructed that it We Are Moving Right Along— flore new goods on the way We have a nice line of Dry Goods, Shoes, Furnishing- Goods, Notions, Etc. Call and inspect our stock and get prices. Varney Bros. Imperial, California will take as much or as little dirt as the operator may wish. We understand it is to be made in three sizes, for 4 horses, 2 feet high and 8 feet long; for 6 horses, 2 feet high and 12 to lb feet long while for 8 horses it is made 2 feet high and from 20 to 24 feet long. The school question is one that will have to be handled here now pretty soon, as the attendance at the school is increasing so rapid ly that it will in the near future become necessary to provide more room and anotner teacher. There is no doubt but that the present teacher has more to do even now than one person should be asked to do, and the room is fast be coming inadequate. It was pro posed at the last meeting of the Farmers' club that the school matter be taken up and discussed at an early date and see if some conclusion could not be reached as to what was best to be done. It is hoped that something of a definite nature will be done be cause the school children must be looked after, and the sooner the better. Notice I will sell at the ranch of V. K. Brooks on Monday, January 27ih. at 10 a. in., three estray horses. A. W. PaTTON, Constable. Chicken Dinner A chicken dinner will be served at the Imperial Hotel dining room to mo*ow noon, Sunday, January 25. Dinner from 12:30 to 2:30. "All Flesh is Grass" The people of this country must be ted and well fed. As a matter of fact the American people are the best fed people in the world, and as a result of good feeding they are the best people in the world. With all their faults we have more good men, good women and good children than any other nation, and at the next census we will have several millions more of the same sort. To a large extent men are made of the food they eat. It is the same with animals as men— good feeding makes good cattle, horses, sheep, hogs and fowls. Good feeding cannot be pur sued for many generations without improving- the blood. Hence the im portance of growing an abundance of forage crops. Without forage but lit tle live stock can be kept and that lit tle will be poorly fed. Without live stock profitably fed the people will not prosper, and cannot feed themselves properly, and will cease to improve and ultimately deteriorate. Forage is food for live stock; livestock is food for tnan. Hence indirectly but truly, for age and feed crops are beef, milk, pork, mutton, fowls and eggs — the foods for man, and in the case of horses these feeds become power with which to make more feed. Don't neg lect the feed crops. None other are of as much importance. — Farm and Ranch. Shetland Floss at Varney's. A tine line of Ladies' and Children's shoes at Varney's. Imperial Cafe, Green Front, Imper. ial Farmers can get meals at all hours of the day. Walter Evans, Proprietor. O. V. Jensen, of Early, lowa, was in Imperial this week. Mr. Jensen is a retired farmer and is now looking for a desirable place to live. He seems to be infatuated with our beautiful cli mate and says this is bound to make a wonderful country. He never saw thing's grow as they do here. He says the people of lowa are getting- tired of the uncertainty there is regarding crops and rains — first a drouth and then so much rain as to spoil every thing. Our irrigation plan he thinks is a surity for good crops. Grape Vines For Sale. Seveaal thousand Grape Vines : and Peach trees for sale. Palms, and we make a spec- ialty of Pepper seeds and Berry Plants. Send for cata- logue. Address . . Jurupa Nursery Company tf4l RIVERSIDE, CAL. The Blickensderfer Typewriter %?£z* The least expensive machine on the market to maintain. Guaranteed to do any class of work. Prices $40 to $50. Agents far So. California and Arizona f RED C. METCALf & CO. 219 W. First St., Los Angeles This machine is used by the Ed. of I this paper.