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Imperial Press
Published every Saturday at
Imperial, San Diego County, Cal.
fjntry C. Hetd, (Iditcr and Wjn*Qtr
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ADDKKSS: Imi-hkiai. Phkss. lui|»cr
ial. San I>iep* County. Calif.
Saturday, June 1. 1901.
WcremetmxTa* though it were inn
yesterday, the colil «lay in January,
1890, when Hon. \V. W. Martin, the
highest type of Kentucky manhood,
re-ci:c<l u> from a dirty coal wagon— as
driver and.takingu* into hissanc*atti
sanctoriura where the Time*-Knter«
pri^o wa* then j>rintc«s. gave v* the
rtr^t lc*>on i« "devil.*' Since that
time She name of hi* journal has Ivcn
change*!, for good reason*, tv the
"Tale of Two Cities" We not only
learned the art of sticking type in the
Talc office, hut here we also master
ed the dilficult art of carving from
cigar boxes labor-saving leads and
slug**, and from *-»f t pine laborsaving
furniture. It was in this office that we
had the distinction of manipulating
the prcs.* once used by Benjamin
Franklin. Since then, however, the
Tale has been hou*ed in a three story
brick building. « we Miicc»*iy hope)
'miov. n as the "Tale Bloclt,.** and is
equipped with perfect in;: pre»*c* of
the latest pattern, one of Mergrnthal
er's best linotype machine*, all of
which is operated by water power fur
nished by a wind-mill stationed just
above the main r«.*ad at the head of
that wonderfully large spring in the
southern edge of the city, and is also
fitted up with laborsaving material
galore of all kinds.
The following kind wurds of us were
found in Mr. Martin's la»t edition of
the Tale:
One of the brightest and best gotten
up weekly newspaper* that reaches
iiur table is the Imi-kkiai. PRESS, pub
lished at Imperial. Cal.. by Henry C.
Keed, formerly of Eddjrrilte.
He commenced the newspaper busi
ness with the Talc of Two Cities, as
"devil." in ISW. and was mi *mall he
had to stand in. a chair to reach the
cases, and continued in the office as
compositor, most of the time until his
father, (Jarret Reed, moved to Texas a
few years since. He is well known
and ha*, many friends in Lyon county
who will be glad to learn of his pros
perity and success in his California
Henry is a sensible, industrious,am
bitious boy, with that determination
and fetickabjlity that always brings
"We sincerely congratulate him on
the most excellant paper he i* issuing
and hope to see him someday vrcilding
quite an influence on the Pacific slope.
Jrsras wcare going to press
with our last page a letter comes
from Mr. W. li. Broadwell, of
Covina, which in part says: "We
ext>ect to move our $25,000 stock
of general merchandise to Impe
rial as soon as things are a little
further advanced/
The PKB&S i» the only paper publUh-
Vn the Colorado de*crt.— f1.50.
Is Assured With the Support of
San Dieglans
Thr Rrprrsrntathf Commit trr left
Norton Ihrir Return Trip
The one question which con
cerns all Southern California
more that! all others combined, is
today that of transportation fa
cilities into the back country,
while it is everywhere conceded
that the county of San Diego
I has greater need for better wagon
roads and more railroads than
any other part of California.
The undeveloped resources of thei
back country of this county sur- ,
j pass that of any given area of
[the same dimensions in the;
Southwest. It is rich in newly!
j discovered oil fields that equal if
not indeed surpass the famous oil
region of Beaumont, Texas. It 1
has mineral waters surpassing
that of I I«>t Springs, Arkansas,
land it is rich in gold minerals.
It has agricultural and horticul
\ tural resources that surpass any \
in the United States — developed
or undeveloped.
Havinifa harbor to the world
and knowing that all this lies un
developed in the "back country."
is it any wonder that San Diego
is becoming enthusiastic? No.
', the wonder is that she has slept
| for lo these many jears while
| fortune has been knocking at her
| door.
The business man of San Diego
is interested, he is coming to re-!
alize that rich rewards lie hidden
in the wonderfully fertile soil of
this miscalled desert region.;
which he has heretofore looked
upon, and thought of, only aas
place where men loose their lives;
for want of water and are buried
in the stomachs of hungered I
coyottes. It took enough water
to float a side-wheel steamer flow- ■
ing in a canal seventy miles long
to bring him to a realization of
what he was in good shape to
miss. However, he is up and do
ing now, and means business.
He is determined in his efforts to
establish a way by which he may
share in the vast harvest that is j
to be reaped from this section.
On the other hand, the prospec
tive tiller of these lands is inter
ested, because he must have a
market for his productions, and
of course wants to reach that
market by the cheapest and best
jK>ssiblc way.
The horrors of the desert have
been blotted from the minds of
the people, and this is becoming
more generally known as what
is to be the garden spot of the
continent, or the second Garden
of Eden. All that is now lacking
t8 transportation facilities, and
1 m portal fl> re o 0
I Kmkboff'Cuzmr |
| mill & Lumber (& 1
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O WHOLESALE amo I I I|\ /I (-> |— p-> DOORS. SASH. f^>
»an pboro. whociui Main Office Cor. Alameda Macy Sts ©
LOS ANOELBS. Main o'^<C« fri
® :?:?:o\Zl\Tco^*. Los Angeles, Cal. f
1 that is going to come, and in the
not distant future, t«M>. General
Manager S. W. Fcrgusson of the
Imperial Land Company, declares
that this company will give
a subsidy of $500,000 fur railroad
connections from Imperial to San
Diego harbor. It is reasonable
to expect that the city of San
j Diego will lend as much assist
ance toward developing the coun
ty's back country as this enter
prise, which has already expend
ed thousands in this line, and
with a subsidy of a million dol
lars *.he whistle of railroad en
gines should be heard in the town
lof Imperial within eighteen
j months. Kirst. however, we are
to have a good wagon and stage
road between the two points, and
this will grow into a railroad.
The representative committee
of business men of San piegocity
and county, which left there
Tuesday of last week, readied
Imperial about six o'clock Satur
day evening— all in high spirits
and reporting an excellent trip.
James A. Jasper, supervisor of
the third district, through which
the road must run, was one of the
most enthusiastic members of the
j |
party, arid was well pleased with
the results of the trip, as half
made. He said "the impressions
made on each member of the par
ty by this country is something
wonderful, and I believe a major
part of them will invest here.
Regarding the road he said:
"I am not prepared, of course, to
say what the report of this com
mittee will be on their return to
San Diego, though their is little
doubt but that the report will be
a favorable one. Only one of
several routes has been gone over
by the committee, hence the route
best suited for the road has not
been discussed.
"The road should be built and
will be if the chamber of com
merce and businessmen will help.
The third district road fund is
not sufficient to build the road,
but if the San Diego people will
come up with the balance I will
go to the limit of the fund, and
we will get the road*
"After this committee returns
to San Diego and makes a report,
the road will doubtless be sur
veyed and engineers employed to
furnish nri estimate of what the
cost will be to put it in good
The party started from here
Monday morning on the return
trip, which was made by way of
Campo — the trip out being 1 made
by Julian. It is conservative to
say that at least twenty-four
walking advertisements for the
Imperial country landed at San
Diego when this party reached
there Thursday.
Monday morning, after the
members of the party with the
citizens of Imperial had gathered
in front of the Motel Diadem and
Sloe urn had photographed the
scene, Mr. Jasper responded for
the party in a farewell address,
which he closed with the follow
ing words: '.'You are our neigh
bors, and we want you to feel as
such. We are interested in you
and your country, and want a
better means of communication
with you."
Change in Methods of Paying Money Orders
The following ruling £oc&into effect
today. The Postal Magazine *ays:
"The controller of the treasury ha h
decided that postal money orders are
payable only by potitmastcra upon
whom they are drawn and to whom
notice of the i»»ue thereof ha* been
sent. It ha* been the practice hereto
fore to cash money orders at poatofll>
cc» other than tho.se on which they arc
drawn, and for the postmasters cash
ing auch order* to turn them into the
po.stoflicc department as vouchers.
"If thin ruling stands, it will revoke
one of the mont popular features of the
money order sjstetn. It has oiiljr been
in existance a short time, and is taken
advantage] of to a great extent. It will
If a jjreat disapointtnent to the public
to !>e deprived of thin privilege."
There hay been found many linen for
the money order system, which cannot
be made available if orders cannot l>o
cashed save at the oflicea on which
they were drawn, but it has alno been
found that fraud would creep in more
eainly and that it was next to impos
sible for the accounts of the various
offices to be properly checked up.
Harry. 11. Morris, who has, until
junt recently, been the California Dev
elopemcnt Co's freight agent at How
ing Well, after ■pending a few dayn
visiting at Imperial, has returned to
hit* home in San Franc inco.
Paul K. KergiiHHon left for San
Francisco thin week, and will vi»it for
a few day». He will go from there to
New York City, where he will reside.

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