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Imperial Press Published every Saturday at Imperial, San Diego County, Cat. fjtttry C. Httd, editor and Wannqtr SUBSCRIPTION: One year .... $1.50 SlxMoatkl .... 75 ADDRESS: Impkkiai, Pkkss, Imper ial, San Diego County, Calif. Application made to enter at the Postoffice at Fiowlngweli, Cat., as second-data matter. Saturday, April 27, 1901. Mrs. Annie W. Clark of Co lumbus, Ohio, president of the Woman's Christian Temperance union, has addressed a formal note to the women of the Ohio society of California, protesting against the serving of wine at the banquet which the society is to give to Mrs. McKinley and the ladies of the cabinet at the launching of the battle-ship Ohio next month. Mrs. Clark's note represents the sentiment of 12,000 women, and concludes as follows: "The occasion and the the guests are representative, and the eyes of the entire nation are upon them! the press and the people will pass judgement. Ohio mothers, sisters, wives and daughters plead that your exam ple shall be for righteousness in the nation with purity in the home. Yours for the honor of Ohio." Editor Eberele of the Dow ney Champion has patented an attachment by which the Wash ington Hand printing press is operated by treddle instead of lever power. As this is the best hand press made, Mr. Eberele's attachment will no doubt prove a benefit to the craft. The United States is about to begin the coinage of a 3cent piece for use particularly in the west and southwest. It will be of nickle, about the size of a 5-cent piece, but in the center of it will be a hole about a quarter of an inch in diameter. Since a number of Kentuckians have enlisted in the United States army, the causalties at the recent primaries were only one killed and fourteen wounded — that is, at one voting place. Senator Hale insists upon the appointment of his son as secretary of legation at Vienna, which would entail the removal of a competent official. Whatkvkh may be thought of Funston's capture of Aguinaldo, it has at least put an end to the report that the Filipino leader is dead. Impcr.nl prcee PRODUCTS OF THE IMPERIAL SET TLEMENT The country being new and un developed, of course no one can speak with any accuracy as to the crops best suited to this sec tion, but it is the universal be lief of all who have examined the soil and conditions here that al most everything grown in South ern California can be produced here when these lands are brought in touch with water. While it is not believed that citrus fruits can be profitably grown here, it is thought that de ciduous fruits will develop to perfection, and that eventually this will be one of the greatest, if not indeed the greatest, early fruit, vegetable and melon coun tries on the globe. It is absolutely certain, how ever that alfalfa can be produced on these lands to the extent of from eight to twelve tons per acre, and also sorghum, wheat, barley and other similar farm productions can be successfully grown throughout this section of country, thus making it possible to build up a livestock industry unsurpassed in California, if in fact in the United States. The date palm, which the ag-j ricultural department is intro-j ducing into this country is also; certain to thrive throughout the desert. A number of these trees, ] loaded with fruit of a delicious \ flavor each year, can now be seen j at Hanlan's, each bearing from ; four to six clusters a year, and j each cluster weighing from thirty I to sixty pounds, while about i eighty trees may be planted to an: acre of ground. It is among the future possibil-, ities that the culture of sugar beets will receive much attention, though the early settlers will likely turn their attention at first almost entirely to the pro duction of early vegetables, asi conditions are such that all crops; can be placed on the market from this section one to two months | earlier than from any other part j of Southern California. CALIFORNIA STOCKMEN ORGANIZE The California Stockraisers' Protective Association, says the Southwestern Stockman, is a new organization that promises to be come one of the strongest organ izations in the country. The association has seventy-three charter members, including the wealthiest and most prominent stockmen in Central California. A constitution and by-laws hare been adopted, and the organiza tion is effective and in good working order. Its purposes are the protection of the stockmen's interests in every branch of the business, but particular stress is laid upon the enforcement of the quarantine laws, the protection of the herds from all contagious diseases and from the raids of the rustlers and thieves. The mem* bership fee has been placed at $2.50, and the treasury is kept in funds by assessments levied on each member in proportion to the number of head of stock he owns. Rewards will be offered for the arrest and conviction of rustlers and thieves and posses will be available night and day to take the trail. The instant the theft of stock is reported the secretary will notify the executive com mittee of each county, and a cor don of hard riders and good shots will be thrown around all outlets from the raided territory, so that it will be impossible for the raid ers to escape. The sheriff and other officers of the law will also be given all possible assistance. OHIO RIVER FLOODED Dispatch from Cincinnati dated April 20, says: The peculiar weather conditions during the week culminated in a rain and snow storm almost unprecedented in its dimensions, and so distri buted that tremendous floods in the Ohio are impending. It is too early to predict the extent of the damage from the coming floods, but all the symp toms point to a stage of water that must bring devastation of the most serious nature all along the Ohio river and its tributaries in Ohio, Kentucky and West Vir ginia. As we walk along in the warm sunshine with the cool breeze playing upon our tepid foreheads, etcetera, there is something amusing in the mere thought of the blizzardy snow storm that rages and gnashes its teeth and switches its tail and howls and roars and kills and stops railway trains in the Missouri valley. We consider it a source of great su periority, sir, that we have the good sense, sir, to live where the climate is done up in blue baby ribbon and scented silk paper, sir, "where the morning bath is taken in imaginary water; a brisk walk is enjoyed down the imaginary boulevard; and by the aid, of. a pipe the morning's news can be imagined." Wherever there is soil enough to keep plants in place, a garden may be made and vegetables grown. In China, rafts are constructed on rivers, cov ered with soil, and vegetables grown thereon and ducks in great numbers raised for market. Men may do many things that seem absurd to us, when they have to. The first steamboat on the Colorado river was the "General Jesaup," commanded by Captain George A. Johnson, now of San Diego, and the first trip was made in December, 1897. The boat went up the river to a point above El Dor ad a canon, at the Great Bend. — Citrograph. PRESS NOTES San Diego Union The furore over the Belgian hare has probably reached its climax. It has in vaded Missouri and Arkansas.and as these states are about the last to be re ached by fads good or bad, the craza must be near the end of its tether. How the hares are regarded in Missouri may be inferred from the fact that a pre sumably intelligent member of the legislature of that state, having par taken of one, declared that it was "just like rabbit." Pacific Rural Press The " bob-tail nag " will no longer be a possibility in California —a bang tail is all the abbrevation which the law will permit. By a law just pass ed, docking the tails of horses, or caus ing the operation to be done, is a mis demeanor, and county supervisors are allowed to appropriate a sum not to ex ceed $150 a month in aid of societies for prevention of all sorts of cruelty to animals Ladles Home Journal After all we must come back to the old truism; that men and women are like water; they always find their true level* And where you live happiest, that is your level. There's polluted water, and there's clear water. But one law is inexorable; the closer you get to nature, the truest and simplest thing there is because it is closest to God, the clearer always will you find the water. Commercial Bulletin Aguinaldo has taken the oath of al legiance to the United States. Let us us hope he did not commit perjury. Let the government rely on this oath while it is kept, but let a, loyal and vigilant United States soldier, with a well-kept and loaded Mauser rifle, al ways be near enough to act promptly if the half cast Chinaman ever proves false. Redlands Citrograph The death of ex-President Benja min Harrison leaves but one ex-pres ident living —Stephen Grover Cleve land. And, if we remember correctly, there is but one living ex-vice presi dent, Adli E. Stevenson. Holding high office does not seem conducive to longevity. Los Angeles Herald New York is felicitating itself on the breaking of the ice monopoly and the probable reduction of the price of ice to 30 cents per hundred pounds. With cheap ice assured New York needs only cheap lemons to insure its happiness during the torrid season. Orange County Herald. Prophets who have known for years that the British Empire would tumble to pieces at the death of Queen Victoria are now predicting that the Austrian empire will end with the death of Em peror Francis Joseph, and that there will be a civil war for vie control of Mexico as soon as President Diaz dies. Escondldo Times A man who has been making candy and selling it on the street corners of San Francisco was discovered to be suffering with leprosy, and has been sent to the hospital for lepers. Peo ple who patronised his candy stand have probably lost all taste for candy.