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MOW TO MAKE BORDERS
Simple Method for Finding Contour
of the Land
In one respect a great many farmers
in the vifiley are having difficulty in
putting up irrigation borders which will
make it possible to flood all the land.
In many fields there are hare, spots
where water did not reach during irri
gation, and in many other fields a great
amount of unnecessary labor is being
done because the contour of the land
was not followed.
Among tlie newcomers at Brawley is
A. J. Garot, for sixteen years a rice
grower of Louisiana. lie says that at
first in that State the rice growers made
symmetrical oblong lands to he flooded,
but finally the old borders were nil de
stroyed and new ones built on the con
tour plan, and he gives a very simple
and effective plan for building them.
He would build his ditch from the high
est corner of the field down one side
and then down an end, thus reaching
the lowest corner. Into this corner he
would let a little water, to find the level
and then throw up a border on the edge
of "the wet spot. Next above that he
would let in water to wet another land,
and again throw up a border on the
edge of the wet place, and continue this
until the entire Held was irrigated. Into
each of these lands ho would have a
small gate and at the lower end he
would have an overflow gate, just high
enough to insure the thorough flooding
of the land. He claims that borders
thrown up in this way need not be high
and that an irrigator will be able to
take care of several times as much land
as he could where oblong lands are
made regardless of contours, while the
saving in labor and seed would be
great. There are many farms in the
valley laid out according to contours,
but it has been the practice to use in
struments rather than water in mark
ing the contours.
Director of San Diego -Eastern
Frank S. Jennings has been elected
a member of the San Diego-Eastern
railroad committee, and a member of
the board of directors, succeeding E. S.
This was done at the meeting of the
stockholders and directors yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Jennings has accepted
the honors and has entered into the
work of the committee and the board
It will be remembered that Mr. Jen
nings was one of the members of the
orignal committee, his resignation hav
ing been filed previous to the organiza
tion and incorporation of the company.
Mr. Jennings has taken a deep inter
est in the railroad from the start. His
resignation from the committee was on
account of ill health and the fact that he
was living at Point Loiua and was un
able to attend many of the meetings. —
San Diego Tribune.
The question of again dividing San
Diego county, making Imperial the cap
ital of the proposed now county is he
ing discussed. The proposition may
crystallize sulliciently to ho brought
before the next session of the state leg
islature. — Santa Ana Herald.
The Colorado river is at the present
timo a mighty stream of water. This
is the season of the year when it reaches
its highest mark, and the volume of
water which in now passing Needles is
sullieient to irrigate the entire state of
California, could it bo properly con
served. — Needles Kye.
SCHOOL IJONI) BLRCTION NOTICB
Notice is hereby given to the electors
of Imperial School district, lii the county
of Han Diego and State of California,
that, in accordance with the provisions
of the Political Code of tin; State of
California] as set forth in Section 1880,
to and including Section IKS!) of said
Code, an election will he held on thy
first day of .June, A. I). 1003, at the
Imperial Land Co.'m office, in said
Imperial School district, at which time
will be submitted to the electors of said
District the question of issuing bonds of
the District and felling the name, for
the purpose of raising money for pur-
chasing school lots, for building or pur-
chasing one or more school houses in
such District, for insuring the same, for
supplying the same with furniture and
necessary apparatus, for improving the
grounds, or for any or all of said pur-
poses, and for liquidating any indebted-
ness already incurred for said purposes.
The polls will he opened and the elec-
tion held at tlie Imperial Land Co.'s
ofHce in Imperial School District, on the
first day of June, 15)0!?, and the polls
will be open from ten o'jlock A. M.
until sundown of said day.
Thomas Beach and L. C. Yickrey will
act as judges of said election and Walter
Garey will act as inspector at said elec-
The amount of bonds to be issued is
Ten Thousand Dollars, of tlie denomin-
ation of Five Hundred Dollars each,
and to bear interest at the rate of Six
per cent, per annum.
Said bonds are to be numbered con-
secutively 1 to 20 inclusive, and are to
mature as follows, to-wit:
I to 'lo inclusive five years from date.
II to 20 inclusive ten years from date.
Said election will be held in conform-
ity with the provisions of the Political
Code of California governing such elec-
M. S. Cf,ark,
T. P. Banta,
Trustees of Imperial School District.
Dated May sth, 1903. 3-6
Notice of Stockholders' Meeting of Im-
perial Telephone Company. Office of
the Company, First National Bank
Building, Imperial, California,, April
Notice is hereby given that in accor-
dance with and pursuant to a resolution
adopted at a meeting of the Board of
Directors of Imperial Telephone Com-
pany held this day, a special meeting of
the stockholders of this Company was
called to be held at the oflice of said
Company in tlie First National Bank
Building, Imperial, California (that be-
ing the principal place of business of
said corporation, and that being the
building where its Board of Directors
usually meets) on Tuesday, the 30th
day of June, l ( .)03, at the hour of 10 a.
m. of that day.
The object and purpose of said meet-
ing is to consider, vote and act upon the
proposition of creating a bonded indebt-
edness of said corporation in the sum of
Ten Thousand Dollars, it being the pur-
pose to create a bonded indebtedness of
said corporation in said amount, at which
time and at which meeting, the times of
the falling due of such indebtedness, the
amounts of the several bonds represent-
ing the same, the interest thereon, and
how and when the same shall he pay-
able, and the manner in which the same
shall be secured, shall be voted upon and
determined ; at which meeting said stock-
holders shall also do all things necessary,
proper and usual in connection with the
matter of the creation of a bonded in-
debtedness and of securing tlie same;
also to transact any arid all business thai
may properly come before v special
meeting of the stock holders of this Com-
Dated at Imperial, Cal., this lttth day
of April, ItKKI.
It. I). McPIIKRRIN,
52-10 Sect, of Imperial Telephone Co.
Imperial, Cal., May 11, 1003.
There is at my corrall on corner of
Eighth and J streets, one hay horse, age
about S years, Hi liands high, weight
about 000 lbs; star in forehead ; branded
V on right thigh; rope burn inside left
thigh; collar mark on point left shoulder.
Owner can have same by proving
projHMty, paying for keeping and this
notice. 10. \Y. Hakiuncitox. 4-8
IMI'KUIAf, PR IOSS
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Are now being planted, and you are in ample time. to pat in large tracts of Kallir
Corn, Egyptian Corn, Milo-maize, Horghuni and other feeds, which will yield
handsomely, for fatteniag hogs, cattle, etc., hjfore land and water stock take an«
other move upward.
No Such Opportunities Elsewhere as Are Offered in Imperial
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Don't Miss It.
We are now doing a general real estate and brokerage business, and are pre-
pared to handle tracts of all nizes and shapes, having a large list of second hold-
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and water stock sold therefor.
If you have anything to sell be sure and list it with us, if you want quick
All property shown free of charge ; he sure and come to our office.
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For information concerning same call on
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