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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A. W. Perry of Los Angeles, spent
Tuesday and Wednesday.
County Surveyor S. L. Ward was in
the Imperial country last week.
Will S. Fawsett, of Whittier, agent
for the Imperial Land company, was
here this week.
H. P. McKersick, of Norwalk, was
here this waek with intention of ink
ing land in this country.
C. C. Miller of Compton, who will
probably locate in the Imperial coun
try, was here this week.
Geo. D. Tantau was here from Whit
tier Tuesday. Mr. Tantan will prob
ably locate in this country.
G. I. Pacheco, who has been in this
country the past few months, left for
his home in Ignacio Wednesday.
W. F. Holt will leave for Redlands
first part of next week, where he will
spend a few days with his family.
Among the buildings of the town is
a blacksmith shop by W. Patton & Co.
Mr. Patton will also erect a residence
Mrs. W. W. Ma'sten of Corona ar
rived here last Saturday enroute to
Masten's camp, where her hus'taiid is
S. W. Fergusson left here for Los
Angeles last Saturday. He went to
San Diego Tuesday, returning to Im
Census Marshal Paul E. Kergus»on,
accompanied by Mrs. Fergussou. is
taking the school census of the Impe
rial school district.
W. Thompson, who came here from
New York City last week, is with the
surveying corps of the California De
Report come- from Van Horn*
camp that Mr. Van Horn has a nice
little vineyard started. He carriea
water at present from the lake near his
camp for irrigation purposes. He ha»
some orange trees and other truck
growing. This perhaps the first at
tempt at trying to grow anything in
this immediate part of the desert.
Mr. Burlc has been doing some good
work at the hotel this week, putting
double doors in the halls and other
wise ventilating the rooms.
Mesdames S. E. Abbott and Francis
Burlingame of Gardena, spent Tues
day and Wednesday in the Imperial
country, with a view to locating land.
F. Lei^hton, agent for the Imperial
Land Company at Phcenix, Arizona,
who has been in this country the two
or three weeks, left for his home
The telephone line was completed to
this place from Flowingwell last Sat
urday, and was extened on to Cameron
Lake camp this week. The line is al
so cennccted with the telegraph at
The surveying corps of the Califor
nia Development Company, composed
of F. F. Hall, D. L. Russell, P. Games,
A. H. McPherrin and W. Thompson,
were here Monday and Tuesday, going
to Cameron Lake camp Wednesday.
Hugh J. Baldwin, county superinten
dent of schools, was here last Friday
and Saturday enroute to San Diego.
Mr. Baldwin is doing some excellent
work in educational lines in this coun
ty, and has just completed an extended
tour over the school districts «f this
COINS WITH HOLES
A 3-Ceat Piece la Demand and Will Be
The United States is about to begin
the coinage of a 3-ccnt 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. This will enable one to dis
tinguish it by the feel even in the dark.
As is well known, only the gold coins
are made on a basis of value equal to
their denominations. The cent, for in
stance, is not worth as metal a fraction
of that amount. The nickle is not
either. All are stamped from blanks
which the government buys by con
tract. Silver coins were originally of
the same value as the metal, but silver
has dropped so that a "cart wheel"
dollar is only worth about 50 cents.
Gold is worth cent for cent. With the
beginning of the new year a new se
ries of coinage began. All the old
dies with 1900 on them were destroyed
—that is, the face, was. On New Year's
day more than 1,200 of the old dies
were made useless; the faces were
ground off them with an emery wheel.
Ever since then brand new dies have
been used. These old dies were from
all the various mints, and the work of
destroying their faces- and reworking
new one* was done at the Philadelphia
mint.— Chicago Chronicle.
While it is true that the cattle busi
ness is always successful when con
ducted upon the broad ranges of the
western plains, by a man who is famil
iar with the livestock industry, it re
mains none the less true that this is
not the only, but simply one, of the
systems by which cattle is made a
profitable business, while there is an
other by which this business may be
made to yield as great, if indeed not
greater, profits for the capital invest
ed. Stock-farming has in all coun
tries and in all ages been found to be
very profitable, and even more so now
than ever before, and everyone is free
to admit that there is ten fold more
pleasure and comfort to be had from
the business when one has a small
bunch of gentle, high-bred stock on
the home place, than from the large
herd of wild long-horns scattered over
acres and miles of the open plains.
By raising cattle on the farm the
farmer has a good home market for
all the feed he can produce, saves lsbor
and expense of transportation and
avoids much waste. To the man who
seeks the vocation of stock-farming
a section of country is not easily found
that offers better advantages than
dues this country. Here he may have
an abundance of water, and the soil is
unsurpassed for the production of al
falfa, sorghum and other similar feed
crops, with climatic conditions enab
ling him to harvest many crops of hay
each year. This, linked with the easy
access to market, makes this a most
excellent country for this industry.
As a matter of fact there is great
need for breeding up in all classes of
stock in Southern California. Every
farmer should gradually clean out the
scrubs and work. his bunch up to full
blooded animals. Nothing short of
pure blood strains should be allowed
in the herd, and care should be taken
to change these, introducing new
blood, at least every two years. In
breeding deteriorates the individual.
Dr. Shaw United States quarantine
officer, returned to Nogales, Ariz, the
12th of this month. He quarantined a
bunch of cattle at San Bernardino be
longing to J. H. Slaughter, which were
brough up from Sonora, fever ticks
being found on several of the cattle,
which is likely to result in a general
quarantine against Sonora cattle.
Among the many influences now
being felt , which tend toward a stif
fening of cattle prices, with the Amer
ican beef animal, is the present condi
tion of the export trade. The demand
for our cattle in foreign countries is a
most encouraging feature in this
branch of the livestock industry.
News comes from across the ocean
that the British government will not
use any more American beef in her
army. Well, if England wants to
starve her soldiers that is her business,
and we can stand it.
Win. C. yuinlin of Los Angeles has
located Forest Reserve scrip on 3000
acres of land in this section, on which
will be established a cattle ranch.
The Crescent Cattle company was
organized, with Mr. Blackington as
manager, for the purpose of operating
in the imperial country.
George C. Hunt and associates of
Los Angeles, have been planing for a
livestock ranch in this section.
The Cattle King of Arizona has a
large body of land in this section.
Mr. E. J. Swaynev referring to the
Colorado desert in the San Diegan
"I do not think, as a people, we are
to blame for our s prejudices concern
ing the desert territory lauds. They
grew out of ignorance of the real con
ditions, and will be fully cured when
our people become familiar with the
facts, and the better way to become
acquainted with the facts is to visit
A subscriber to The Farm and
Ranch, asks, "Is Sorghum seed good
Sorghum seed makes a fine food
for chickens; in fact there is hardly
any thing bettter. And as the cane
makes a fine fodder food for horses
and cattle, it would be hard to find a
more profitable crop to raise. Soghura
will be one of the most successful
crops in the Imperial settlement.
California alone will have some day
thirty millions of people. — Chicogo
How to reach the
New River Country
Take the Southern Pacific
train for Flowingwell, which
is located about 190 miles
east of Los Angeles.
You can get good hotel ac-
commodations at Flowing-
well at the
The McCaully Stage Line,
with good teams and rigs,
will take you to any part of
Total expense of trip from
Los Angeles, about $25.
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