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The Country 'Round M. P. Heistand is putting the finishing touches on the adobe buildings of the California De velopmentcompany at Cameron, which present a most beautiful and comfortable appearance. The main building is 20x74 feet, and is partitioned off into five compartments, and will be used as offices by the company. The other building is 18x48, and is used as a kitchen and dining room; Between the two is a court 14x48 with a flat roof. The en tire structure is surrounded by a porch 10 feet wide. It should be a model to those who anticipate building in the valley, and espec ially for business houses. From two to six 8-hrorse freight teams have been kept busy for the past eighteen months hauling feed from the railroad into the Imperial country. Each of these teams draw from five to ten tons, and average about six trips each, per month. We will not stop to figure up the amount of feed that has been brought in during that period, but the best we are able to figure out the future, from the amount of feed being planted in the valley and the prospective large yields of these feed crops, we sum it up that very little feed will be imported into the Colorado valley next year. Joe IS. Kathbun, who has been at Cameron during the past few months, doing the masonry work on the adobe buildings at that place for the California Develop ment company, having finished his work, left few days ago for his home in Yuma. Mr. Kath bun proved himself master of his profession by the excellent work he did on these structures, and will probably be called back to the valley this winter, as the adobe is likely to be used very ex tensively throughout this country J. C. Hlackington was in town Monday after lumber with which to make head gates for some lat erals. He reports that he has al ready between four and five hun dred acres under cultivation and will plant about two hundred acres more* Mr. Hlackiugton re- Imperial Press. IMPERIAL, CAL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1901. Summary of the week's happenings ceived a telegram from his wife at Alhambra the other day an nouncing the arrival of a new daughter in his home. \V. F. Holt has sold his inter est in the mercantile business of Holt Brothers to Leroy Holt. Mr. Holt found that his other in terests in the valley required all of his time, making it impossible for him to give the mercantile business proper attention. Leroy Holt will continue the business, and will carry in stock a full line of general merchandise, and be prepared to supply the people of the valley with anything they may need in his line. A. \V. Pat ton, with Eugene Snow, left first of the week for Diamond lake, on New river, where he goes to harvest some wild hay for Arthur Ewins and others. It is reported that there is about four hundred acres of this grass which has grown up on the low lands about Diamond lake since the overflow, and it is estimated that it will probably average nearly a ton to the acre. G. S. Kunes of Covina, was here the other day looking over the country. Mr. Kunes said he represented several gentlemen of Covina who are desirous of locat ing in the valley, and expressed himself as highly pleased with the future prospects, and thought very likely that his constituents would be numbered among the future citizens of the Imperial country. I*. O. Kline was here from Co vina latter part of last week. Mr. Kline's home is in Virginia, and by request of his parents he came here to examine into the pros pects of the Imperial country. lie seemed very much pleased, and said he was never more sur prised with any country. He and his folks will doubtless invest considerable in the valley. A. \V. Patton and 11. C. Reed made a trip to Cameron few days ago, where they were greeted from every side by green fields of sorghum, the equal of which would be hard to find anywhere. " Water is King-Btre is its Kingdom." Masten's construction camp commenced work last week on a lateral which is to intersect the main canal at southeast comer of section 33, township 16 south, range 14 east. From this point it will run on a section line north eleven miles to Mesquite lake, few miles east of town. When completed this canal will be 20 feet across the bottom. M. K. Gree&on of Kokouo, Ind., han l>ccn in the* valley thin week looking after his interests here. He and his brother. Dr. J. O. Grceson of the tame place, have a tract of land near Camer on. Mr. Greeson expressed himself as very much pleased with the progress of Imperial and the future outlook for the country. We had the pleasure of placing Mr. Greeson's name on our subscription list. L. E. Cooley, who came from Seattle, Washington, to Southern California several months ago for his health's sake, has been in this part of the country for sometime. This gentleman is loud in his praise of this dry, warm and pure atmosphere, and says it has been of untold benefit to him. I). X- Downing was here few days ago from San Ilernardino, looking the country over. Mr. Downing said the work which had been accomplished by the California Development company during' the past year is simply wonder ful, and that he never saw crops flour ish as they are in this valley and never saw new land work so nicely. He is quite sure of becoming a citizen of the Imperial country. W. M. Foster was here from San Bernardino the other day. Mr. Foster was very enthusiastic over the future prospects of the Imperial country, and said the work that has been accomplished during the past twelve months is wonderful. He thinks he will be one among us. J. 13. Parazett of San Bernar dino, spent several days looking over this country latter part of last week, and was loud in his praise of the valley and work that is being accomplished here. He will probably invest in the Impe rial country. Peter Larson, who was a gun ner on Dewey's ship in the battle of Manilla, but is now residing" at Blue lake, was here for supplies the other day. Mr. Larson thinks this a wordcrful country, and ex presses his intention to remain here and see it develop. Dr. Heffcrnan left for Los Angeles last Saturday. He in tends being absent about three weeks. Kntfiurcr Rockwook, after an ab* aence of several week*, returned to the valley Monday to look after the inter est* of the California Development company. We have Mr. Kockwood to thank for the name of J. H. Robinson of San FrancfftCo to add to our §üb« Hcription lint. Wesley Patton has been farm ing some just east of town. He has already planted some garden truck and expects to follow with some sweet corn in a few days. He will also put in some sorghum for feed. Surveyor Hall of the California Development company left last Saturday tor San Francisco, where he will spend his annual vacation. Mr. Hall will be ab sent only about two weeks. On Friday night of last week Imperial was visited by a nice shower of rain, followed by an other about noon Monday, which settled the dust and cooled the at mosphere. Leroy Holt, successor to Holt Brothers, has been adding much to his stock of goods lately. He has just received a large supply of Brown's shoes from St. Louis. Messrs. Dent and House came in Sunday from Masten's con struction camp, and reported that work on the canal is progress ing very satisfactorily. The office of the Imperial Land company, which stands just south of Hotel Imperial, has received a new roof, and has been otherwise improved recently. Mrs. J. E. Evans was in from their ranch south of town few days ago, and reports quite a a large acreage being planted in that region. The melon vines at P. Barnes' place are putting on melons rap idly, and ere long we will have melons and garden truck to spare. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gtllett and two little daughters and W. A. VanHoru left here Tuesday morning for Arizona, where they to procure additional teams for use on the canal work. Messrs W. tl. and A. H. Kekotl of lowa, who were here looking- for land last week, returned from Los Angeles Monday, and are arranging to put in a crop of feed in the valley at once. \V. F. Holt expects to goto Kedlands next week, where he will spend several days with his family. Peter Nelson was over from Flowingwells few days ago. NO- 17.