FARMERS WHO i
STORY OF PALO VERDE SET
TLERS WHO TRANSFORMED /
MESQUITE JUNGLE INTO
WEALTH-PRODUCING GARDEN, j
(Palo Verde Valley Herald)
In the month of November, 1912,
W. S. Wilkinson and his son-in-law.
S. Z. Hanllu, moved onto a wild des
ert tract of land four miles southwes
of Blythe. The tract comprises one
hundred and sixty acres. It was
grown up to thick mesqulte and
greasewood brush, a perfect jungle
as it were . At the time of their first
location the place was perfectly void
of cultivation or improvements. To
day, in only eighteen months, that
particular piece of land is one of the
best improved and most beautiful
revenue-producing ranches in the val
ley, showing what, energy, and pluck
will do .here coupled with our rich
soil and ideal climatic conditions.
Last spring Messrs. Wilkinson anc|
Hanlin sowed sixty-five acres to
barley and harvested a fine crop
that is now in the stack awaiting th<
thresher. As soon as this barley was
cut the land was planted to corn that
now promises a big yield, thus se
curing two crops of first class feed
from the land the same season.
Sixty acres was sown to alfalfa last
spring and from this they will cm
at. least four hundred tons of hay.
They have been selling this hay in
the field, without the expense oi
even stacking it, at ten dollars pei
ton. This crop will bring them ii
at least four thousand dollars from
the sixty acres of alfalfa at the first
In addition to the above Messrs
Wilkinson and Hanlin have in about
thirty-five acres of Durango cottor
mat promises to be a bumper yield
and should net them at least fifty
dcliars pe£ acre.
When these gentlemen moved 01
to this land eighteen months ago
they had 10 grub out the brush arm
and level the land before they could
plant any crops. They did most oi
this with their own labor. When the
land was * loured, it had >o be level
ed and plow'ed and irrigating ditches
This is only one of the dozens oi
such instances that we can mention
where farmers have come here to the
Palo Verde valley and with a small
amount of capital mixed w r ith a little
enterprise, have in a remarkably
short time placed themselves in com
Rich soil, a perfect climate for the
growing of crops and plenty of cheap
W'ater Is what, makes this possible.
Died at his residence, near Blythe,
California, on August 5, 1913, Albert
Wood, age 52 years. Burial took place
at Blythe cemetry on August 6.
Albert Wood was born at Oswego,
New York, September 18, 1861. When
only two years old his parents mov
ed to Illinois where he lived until 21
years old, when he went to Nebras
ka, taking up a homestead in Custer
county that state and was married j
to Miss Minnie Wells inlßßs. In ISB9 j
he moved with his family to Oalifor i
nia, first settling in Tulare county.
Here his health failed him. He mov
ed to Pismo Beach where he kept
a store and was postmaster for sev
He later went into the mercantile i
business at Oceana where he pros- !
lu red until 1907,when his health com
pelled him to give up his business
and he went on an extended camp
ing trip. Passing through Fresno be
thought so well of the place that he
purchased some property there and
gave it to his wife who still owns
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BLYTHE NEWS. 1
LOOKING OVER ROUTE. 1
C. K. Clarke, John Denair and 1
Frank Murphy left here last Monday
morning on a mission that is to raak# 1
history as well as bring prosperity to 1
the Palo Verde valley. 1
The party left well supplied with *
provisions and transportation facili- 1
ties to be gone for several days, their
mission being to select the most 1
practical and leasable route for a 1
railroad from some point on the 1
Santa .Fe near Calzona to the Palo j
Verde valley via the intake.
This route has not been definitely
settle 1 upon as >et,but it is under
stood that it vCii be given preference
ever otheis for certain reasons that '
are best for all in the valley s
The sudden arrival oi Mr. Dehair
and the s'lnulianous arrival of Mr. \
Murphy coupled with the activity |
in the matter by such prominent
men as A. L. Hobson, Julius Hauser, (
W. N. Cuddebach, G. Ghiglieri, Clar- (
ence K. Clark, all working in unison (
l as i. roused much interest and enthiui
iam in the matter among the local
LAND QUICKLY IMPROVE j
I). V. Bangle left for HI last
Saturday. Mr. Bangle has only been i
in the' valley for three months but i
during that time he has accomplished i
much towards its improvements. Hf ]
purchased an eighty acre tract, ol
land out five miles northeast oi ’]
town and moved out onto the sanit -
in June. When he moved on the land ]
it was in a wild desert state, a rich |
fertile tract, but not a foot, of it was (
in cultivation.. Since June 15, Bang’e
has cleared off the entire eighty acr
es, leveled the same and now lias
sixty acres planted to crop. In addit
ion to the above he has erected good
substantial buildings and other im
provements on the land. The first, of
July we drove over this particular
piece of land and were admiring it
as a fine tract, but it was covered
with brush and undergrowth; last
week we were greatly suprised when
we rode by the same tract and notic
ed all in a first class state of culti
vation. and most of it planted to
RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAI>
The Palo Verde valley is a part
of Riverside county, and we are
proud of this fact for Riverside cc.
ty is one of the brightes
stars in the state. Riverside county ,
is preparing for a big fair to come
off at Riverside in October next. The
Palo verde valley should be represent
ed at the fair, and must be, by an
exhibit of our produsts. This mark of
respect is due our neighbors in the
west end of the county, it brings us
closer together w 7 ith those w 7 ho are
doing so much to build up the coun
ty that we are all proud of, and,
too it will do much to advertise the
W'onderful resources of the Blythe
section. By all means let the Palo
Verde valley be represented at the
Riverside county fair.
The following from the Financial
News, of Los Angels, is self ex
planatory. When the oversight was
called to the attention of the News
by the* Secretary of the Blythe chain
her of commerce and others, that
paper showed a ready willingness to
correct the error in a neat little j 1
editorial notice. Would that other Los
j Angeles papers showed the same spii
-1 it of fairness:
In the issue of July 12 mention was
made of the cotton crop of California (
this year, in the short story it was (
said that the 14,00 acres planted 1o (
cotton in the State this year was all i
in the Imperial Valley. The mention
of Imperial Valley alone was an in
1 advertence as cotton is raised in Palo
Verde valley in the neighborhood ol
Blythe. The Palo Verde valley is in
Riverside county and the acreage '
planted there this year to cotton is
approximately 2,000 acres and the
yield promises to be extraordinary.
Government experts who have been in
the Palo Verde valley tho past months
THE PARKER POST, SATURDAY. AUGUST 16, 1913
looking over cotton crop conditions
there express the view 7 that nowhere
has the crop shown, to better advant
age than in that region. Palo Verde
Valley people take great pride in
their ability to raise cotton of the
first quality and the outlook for the
industry in that locality in the future
as also in the present is unusually
bright. The chamber of commerce of
Blythe, which is composed of live,
wide awake people, will gladly fur
nish information regarding not only
the cotton industry, but many others
in that section of Southern California
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hi wood E
Todd of Neighbours on August 3,
W. G. Graham of the mesa is be
ing quite successful in the hauling
frleght from Blythe Junction.
Frank Murphy came in from the
coast Thursday to look after his ex
tended property interests here in
C. C. Welch is in the valley from
Los Angles looking over his ranch in
terests here and is much pleased to
see the fine condition of his slock
farm is in.
A ten-pound boy was born to Mr.
and Mrs. J. Daniel of Blythe on Aug
ust 7. This making five boys born
in succession in the valley within Tile
past two w'eeks.
Percy Holt has bought a number o
lots in the northeast part of town an
will start up a poultry ranch. This
business should pay w 7 ell here, as
fresh eggs are now retailing at forty
cents a dozen.
The Rodman Pavillion lias been
artist icly covered with a new roof
and otherwise improved lately. Danc
es are held every Saturday evening
and special parties can be arranged
for at any time. The place is well
Floyd Brow'n with a force of men
is building a new wagon road in the
upper part of the valley to connect
with the Blythe Junction road neat
the Tank Holes. Brown says the new
route w'ill lessen the distance to
Blythe Jc. about three miles and
avoid the sand on the mesa beyond
Graham’s well. The county donated
$2,500 for this work.
A subscription paper is being circu
laded among the valley farmers tc
raise money for the construction o.
the Calzona wagon road. A small
force of men are at work clearing
out the right of way above the Wiley
Hill ranch. Frank Murphy, B. E.
Hoch and others are very enthusias
tic over the new proposed route to
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Los Angeles, Cal.,
July 12, 1913.
Notice is hereby given that George
B. Thornton, of Pier 23, American
Hawaiian S. S. Co., Greenwich St.,
San Francisco, Cal., brother and
sole heir of Francis M. Thornton,
dec’d, who, on November 4. 1909,
made Homestead entry. No. 07312,
for SWV4, Section 19, Township 6
S, Range 22E, S. B. Meridian, has
filed notice of intention to make
three year Proof, to establish claim
to the land above described, before
Register and Receiver, U. S. Land
Office, at Los Angeles, California, on
the 3rd day of September. 1913, at
10:00 o’clock a. m.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Frederick A. White, of Neighbours,
Cal. Benjamin White, of Neighbours,
Cal. Charles D. Patterson, of Blythe,
Cal. John S. Pierson, of Mesaville,
Cal. Alfred W. Rannells, of Los
NOTICE FOR PUBLCIATION.
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Los Angeles, Cal.
July 18, 1913.
Notice is hereby given that Lillian
Hulett, of Blythe, Cal., who. on
Dec. 3, 1910, made homestead entry,
No. 011861, for SGSWI4 Sec. 14,
Wl-jNW l /4, Section 23, Township 6S
Range 22 E, S.B. Meridian, has filed
notice of intention to make commuta
tion Proof, to establish claim to the
land above described, before Regis
ter and Receiver, U. S. Land Office,
at Los Angeles, Cal, on the Bth day
of September, 1913 at 10:00 o’clock
Claimant names as witnesses:
Minnabelle Moore, Joseph W. Hop
kins, Maurice J. Sheahan, Elmer
Layton, all, of Blythe, Cal.
PUTTING ONE OVER ON PAPA
Modern Miss Jollied Her Father Into
Believing That She Had Refused
Estimable Young Man.
“You know, dear,” said the young
man nervously to the pretty girl, ‘l’m ,
really frightened about speaking to j
1 your father; he’s so awful sure of j
himself, you know."
“Is that all that’s causing the de
lay?" inquired the modern miss, dryly. |
"If that’s so, just leave it to me. I’ll 1
Accordingly next morning she ap- j
preached paterfamilias as he potted i
plants to the accompaniment of t a i
choice Havana and carpet slippers j
“Papa,” she gurgled, with feigned
mirth, as she took his arm, “what do j
you think? That young fool Perkins ;
has proposed to me! Just fancy! Os j
i course, I refused him!” And the lady j
! doubled up m incoherent joy.
But papa shook himself free and j
tugged with the fury of a baited bull
, as he stormed:
"What! Refused young Perkins —,
that estimable young man? Why, I’m i
ashamed of you! You modern girls
never know when vou’re lucky! You’ll
make It up with him at once —at once,
I say —and don’t let me have any non
And papa never knew the reason for
the peals of laughter which issued
from the drawing room that evening
when Edwin Perkins ecstatically greet
ed the dainty Clara. —Answers.
A nice but not especially clever
| young man went to a little evening
party in the East end last week —so i
the story goes.
This young man was introduced to
several pretty girls, but he showed a
distinct preference for a certain one
of these, and her he led to supper and
distinguished among all others by his
favors. Finally, he got her into a cor
ner and stammered forth his admira
”1 like you a lot!”
“Why do you like me?"
“You’re the only college girl I ever
“But why am I?"
“Aw—all the other college girl*
seem to know so much! ” t
The Professor —Why do you alwaya
l run your automobile at such speed?
The Autoist —I think it’s better tc
kill a man than maim him.
Fine for Ma.
Little Sarah was watching her moth
er, who was ironing some linen.
“Is it hard to Iron, mamma?’’ she
“Pretty hard, sometimes,” the moth
The iittle girl was thoughtful a mo
merit, then she exclaimed:
“Oh, mamma, wouldn’t it be fine if
you had married a Chinese laundry
Old Lady—l don’t believe this sure !
cure tonic is a-goin’ to do me any i
Friend —It’s highly spoken of in the :
Old Lady—Yes; .but I’ve taken 47
bottles, and 1 don’t feel a bit better. I
tell you what it is, Sarah, I’m be
ginning to think those newspaper ed
itors don’t know everything.
A Test in Memory.
A class of seventh grade boys war
having a review in geography. After
asking a number of questions, the
teacher turned to one of the boys and
"Now, John, name a peak in the
eastern part of the United States.”
John looked up, a smile lightened
UL face, and answered: “Chesapeake.”
“How long have you known that
gentleman we just passed?"
“Well, 1 don’t really know him at
all, to tell you the truth. 1 Just
sort of scraped acquaintance with him,
you might say. We have lived In ad
joining Hats for about ten years, and
the her day 1 ventured to speak to
him, don’t you know."
Cupid and Card Index.
"Charlie is so systematic."
“I asked him In my last letter If
he liked my eyes and now he refers
me to his communication of February
24. Says he treated the subject ex-
I haustively in that communication.”
“Professox*, this Is the fii-st time this
year I have seen you down town
out your overcoat."
“I know it is; I couldn’t get it out
of the pawnshop.”
1 “You couldn’t! Why not?”
“It wasn’t there. Good day.”
is situated on the
Colorado River In
where 125,000 ac
res of fertile silt
valley land are to
be opened to set
tlement within the
next few months.
On the Great
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