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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Wesley Patton has been on the sick
list this week.
W. F. Holt left Sunday for Redlonds
to spend the week with his family.
Leroy Holt is spending this week
with his family in San Bernardino.
Call bells for the telephone have
been placed in every house in town.
AU. S. postoffice has been estab
lished at Imperial, with Dr. Heffernan
Crawford Bros, of Pomona shipped a
fine lot of fruits to the Imperial Land
Company last week.
Dr. Heffernan and C. R. Rockwood
went to Los Angeles last Saturday.
Dr. Heffernan returned Thursday.
W. S. Post and A. W. Perry left here
latter part of last week for Los An
geles, Mr. Post returning yesterday.
A. Rigsbee of Los Angeles, the
electrician, having completed his work
on the telephone line, left for the city
W. F. Holt, who recently purchased
the stock of general merchandise of Dr.
Heffernan, will take possession of same
P. Barnes arrived here from Los
Angeles Thursday. Mr. Barnes came
to stay, and established his camp near
Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Fergusson
left for Los Angeles Sunday. Mr.
Fergusson expects to return to Impe
rial in a few days.
Millard F. Hudson took the school
census of the Imperial School District
this week, the appointed census mar
shal, P. E. Fergusson, being absent
Material for the lumber sheds of "W.
F. Holt, which has been at the railroad
for some time, is now being hauled
out, and the work of construction will
be commenced at once.
Samuel B. Brown, of the firm of
Brown Bros., representing the Impe
rial Land Company at San Bernardi
no, is here this week. Mr. Brown ex
pects a party of people here in a day
or two, whom he hopes to locate on
land in this country.
Attention is called to the new ad in
this number of the PrKSS of Kerck
hoff-Cuzner Mill & Lumber Co. of Los
Angeles. These gentlemen are wide
awake business men, and realize that
a vast amount of business must of
necessity go from this section in the
future, and they are anxious to get a
portion of it turned their way.
A man in Vermont recently created
a sensation by coughing up a tack. We
fail to see anything pecular or remark
able about it. Every winter in Phoe
nix every man is expected to cough up
Bryan is surely a most unfortunate
mortal. Before election he' prophesied
all manner of disaster ff McKinley
were elected. And now he does not
even have the satisfaction of saying "I
told you so."
El Paso Herald
If Russia and England are as anxious
to avoid a fight as they say they are
the best way to avoid trouble would be
for both parties to get out of China.
It is unlikely that any objection would
be offered to such a course.
A Dcs Moines young man who has
bankrupt 4iis reputation by gamb
ling says :he acquired a taste for the
habit in the social card parties where
prizes hung up to be played for. This
is an old dodge, as old as Adam, plac
the blame for our faults and frailties
upon others. — Ex.
Los Angeles Herald
Mayor Carter H. Harrison told the
New Yorkers during his recent visit,
that it is "not true that Chicago is a
wide open town." He said "it is a close
ly shutdown tow, in every sense of
the word."' From this we infer that
Mayor Carter's conception of a wide
open town is one that is turned inside
Five thousand dollars for U. S.
Department of Agriculture for a new
building sounds very modest. But re
member it is merely an architect's fee,
to secure plans for the proposed new
structure. It is time for this department
of the government to be worthily
housed, as is the Treasury, the Interior
and other executive departments.
Orange County Heratd
The "honorable" Chas. A. Towne is
now having cramps in the brain be
cause Aguinaldo has yielded "to force
only." It is not to be expected.however
that Mr Towne should take quite the
same view of the affair as Aguinaldo,
who has been maintaining his position
in actual warfare while the Minnesota
patriot has simply been shooting at his
country through his mouth.
Educate the President
President McKinley, s trip to the Pa
cific Coast may result in greater good to
the arid west than may be supposed at
first thought. No one in crossing the
great American desert has been more
impressed than by the sight of this
boundless area of gray sand, broken
here and there, as if through magic,
by an expanse of green and flowering
vegetation. This is the case in many
places where distinct lines can be seen
dividing the irrigated lands from the
unirrigated. It is verily a realization
of that old saying "to make the desert
blossom as the rose." Will the presi
dential party in steaming across this
wounderful country cross it with eyes
closed or will they see the advantages
of a system of irrigation which will add
untold wealth, population and industry
to this nation? It remains for the peo
ple of the west to unite, not only in a
welcome to the president and his party,
but to also' at every turn and chance,
bring their attention to the wounderful
influence of water upon the arid coun
try. — Southwestern Stockman.
Were it possible for the presidential
party to witness the work being done
to reclaim this vast stretch of waste
country, known as the Colorado Desert,
by uniting the soil of the desert and
the waters of the river, it would doubt
less be an eye-opener, and they would
be taught one valuable lesson concern
ing the Southwest.
One of the leading industries of this
country is now, and always will be,
the raising of cattle for the home and
foreign markets. On account of the
high price of land and water in South
ern California this business has not
come so prominently to the front as
some others, but now that people will
be enabled to get plenty of cheap land
and plenty of cheap water through
the reclamation of this vast stretch of
country eminently suited to this bus
iness, we will in a short time become
exporters instead of importers of cat
tle and beef.
The main facts about the cattle in
dustry come within the knowledge of
all. Stop the first man you meet and
he will confirm them. On the other
hand, leave the city where beef is
consumed and go to the mountains and
valley where beef is produced, and if
you inquire among all class
es you will everywhere be told that a
cow is the best money maker in the
When yearling calves sell for $15 per
head on the range, two-year-olds for
$30 to $40 and three-year-olds for $60 to
$70, cattlemen count on netting 40
to 50 per cent, profit from the business
of actuall producing beef from herds
of good stock cattle. Cut the profit
in halves and there is "big money" in
the business, provided only that the
operations are conducted in favored
The Agricultural Department at
Washington furnishes the latest and
most reliable statistics in regard to
the visibly supply. According to this
authority cattle in the United States
have existed in the following numbers
during the past ten years:
In 1890 there were 36,849,024.
In 1895 there were 34,364,216.
In 1896 there were 32,000,000.
In 1897 there were 30,508,408.
In 1898 there were 29,264,000.
In 1899 there were 27,994,225.
The number of American cattl#», has
declined during the past five years at
the rate of about 2,000,000 head per
year and is today less than it has been
at any time since the industry assumed
large proportions. In 1890 there were
589 head of cattle for each 1,000 inhab
itants. In 1899 there are but 373 to
each 1,000 inhabitants. As the num
ber of cattle went down the price of
beef went up, as witness the following
record of the Kansas City stockyard
on the same day and month of year
for the past three years:
August 10, 1897, $4.80 per 100 pounds
August 10, 1898, 5.25 per 100 pounds
August 10, 1899, 6,20 per 100 pounds
Texas has 2,5000,000 head less than
in 1895. Cuba has dropped from £00*000
head to less than 25,000, and now the
Boers, the great cattle raisers of Africa,
are neglecting their herds to go to war.
The number of swine, and hogs are
most profitable raised with cattle on
stock ranches, has fallen from 51,000,
000 head in 1890 to 38,641,635.
The New England Homestead de
clares that "The horse trot at the
county fair long ago outlived its." use
fulness as a means of encouragment to
farmers to breed improve d horses.
This is true all over the country, but
it does encourage gambling, and ruins
more farmer's sons than ever before,
and is ruining the usefulness of our
state and county fairs. Farmers should
not give up their fairs to fast men to
run, but should see to it that other
stock breeder's interests are recognized
by putting in better officers.
It is reported that an honest
real estate man died in San Fran
cisco a few days ago — which is
nothing so very remarkable.
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
Total expense of trip
Los Angeles, about $25
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