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The Country 'Round 11. M. Dtain and family of Hcnict, hjkmjl several day* here taut week. H.C. Oakley returned from a buni ncM trip to la»h Angelcnlant Saturday. 1,. E. Palmer, of \*>* Angeles, ar rived here Tuesday, and will probably locate in the valley. Jacob First and faily reached here few day* ago from Phoenix, Arizona. and expect to make their home in the valley. J. Khampaign wan here Saturday and Sunday from Moneta. He selec ted a piece of land in the valley near Imperial. W. \V. Mastcn came in Sunday from bin construction camp, and reported work work progressing very nicely, ami that he is all the time adding more teams and men to his force. Mr*. L. C. Vickrey. who has been stopping in !<<>* Angeles f*»r several weeks, joined her husband here Mon day, and they are now established in their new Imperial residence. L. 11. Shapard, «»f Union City. Ten nessee, arrived here Tuesday. Mr. Shapard sees a great change of scen ery, climate and land— but all for the better. He will probably make his home in the valley. Crawford Hros.. of the Ontario conn« try, who have between four and five thousand acres of laud in the Imperial country, are shipping a car load of farming implements and machinery to Imperial. They exjn'ct to begin im proving their laud at once. I). L,. Russell and C. N. Perry were here the other day enrotite to Calexico. Our thanks are due both of these gentlemen for cash on subscription, Mr. Kussell sending the Press to Mrs. Kussell at Ytimn. 1 1. J. Jeuks, William and Ar thur Edgar and David Woollis crolt, of the Kedlands country, all of whom have laud on the Im perial canal, arrived in the val ley latter part of last week with five 4-horse teams with which they are working" on the canal. These gentlemen will at once put in extensive crops as the canal is finished to their respective places, and judging from the increasing force of workmen and teams be ing put on the work, that will nut he a great while. Imperial Press. IMPERIAL, CAL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1901. Summary of the week's happenings A. J. Klliott brought Home frc»h beef to town few day* ago from his ranch. <>. Miller, who had been here several day*, left for his home in Norwalk, Sunday. I«er«iy Holt left here Sunday on a trip to Beaumont and !«■>* Angeles. He returned yesterday. ICctor White of Phoenix, Arizona, who has a tract of land near Imperial, writes that he will be here to establish a butcher shop about November Ist. Engineer George Chaff ey and C. N. Perry passed through Im perial Sunday, going to Eastside from Calexico. H. C. Oakley, who was driving over the country south of town, rc|K>rts the crops doing tine, and R poke especially favorably of the young alfalfa field of T. I\ Baiita'*. F. W. Dorm, of Phoenix, Ari zona, arrived in the valley few days ago, and will put a team on the canal work until time to put in a crop on his laud. 11. 0. Evans, brother of J. E. Evans, and among* the first filers in the Imperial country, last week brought his family here from Los Angeles and will at once beg-in operations to improve his place. 10. A. Slanc retured Monday from a business trip to Los Ang eles. As usual, Mr. Slane brought a severe cold back with I him, but he feels sure that Impe rial climate will soon set him right again. J. 11. Bowman was here Mon day buying" lumber to erect a house on his claim near Blue lake. He will also put up a house on Ernest Young's claim, which joins his. Mr. Young is an as sociated press operator at San Diego for the Union and Tribune. He was here about two weeks ago and selected his land and on re turning to San Diego made ar rangements with Mr. Bowman to build his house. Mr. Bowman was accompanied to town by G. \V. Nichols, who also has a claim near his, and by several San Die go friends who are looking for locations. "Water Is Hlng-fyere Is Us Kingdom.'* During the month of July we added to the subscription list of the Press 21 cash subscribers; during 1 August 2S; during* Septe mber 29, and during- the first week in October we added sixteen. As the Press grows older it seems to be appreciated more and more. A. W. Pat ton says if he con tinues his ad in the Press about putting in crops for people who have land in the valley he will be forced to employ a special secre .tary to look after the correspon dence end of the business. And yet some folks say that advertis ing don't pay. San Diego Union says: A. W. Wohlford, J. R. Stevenson, Hen ry Nelton and (I. W. Donlev, all of Escondido, drove into San Diego yesterday from Imperial, where they have been for ten days, looking at the land and water, both of which they report having seen in abundance. They were so well pleased with the prospects that each of them se cured from one hundred and sixty to three hundred and twenty acres of land, and bought $4,000 worth of water rights. They left Escondido a fairly good looking party, but those who saw them on their arrival in San Die go, say they had greatly changed in npiwarance. To say that these gentlemen are delighted with Mr. and Mr*. Lathrop, who drove overland from Pomona, reached Im perial Wcdncftdoy morning. A. J. Alkina of TcmpCi Arizona, in looking over the Imperial country thin week with a view to locating* S. o. itfOtig, of I«oh Angeles, who made a land selection in the valley, left here Sunday for the Land Oftice. A. S. White of Pomona, was here several days first part of the week, and will probably locate in the valley. Frank Davis and family ar rived here from I'hoenex, Arizo na, the other day and will reside in the valley in the future. The Imj>erial Press is full of cheer ful items telling about this and that new settler who has come in to make his home in that rich section of Cal ifornia.— Citrogra ph. W. A. Van Horn came in Mon day Tor the school supplies which were shipped in latter part of last week. He had one of his Arizo na bronchoes hooked to the wa<£ on showing- it the other side of life. their new ixmessions, in putting it mildly. 11. J. Jeukn was in Imperial Monday. He has our thanks for cash on subscription. Nels Jacobson was here several days last week from Highlands, looking for a location. K. E. and J. D. Langford of Highlands, spent several days lookingover the valley latter part rif last week. W. A. Young passed through Imperial the other day with his family, guing to Masten's construction camp, near Calexico. Arthur Edgar and David Wool liscroft passed through Imperial Mondaj- enroute to the railroad for a lot of feed and other sup plies. George A. Carter, of Pomona, who is a member of the Cameron Lake Cattle Company, spent sev eral days in the valley last week. Mr. Carter stated that he would probably bring 50 head of work mules into the valley at once. He has our thanks for cash on sub scription. Solomon Yokem, Arthur John son and Karl Kawlev arrived in the valley few days ago with teams from Phoenix, Arizona. These gentlemen have all made land selections in the valley, and entered into contracts with the company to work on the canals until time to seed their land for next year's crop. The Yuha Oil company, who are operating at Yuha springs, about 25 miles southwest from Imperial, recently placed on the ground a 22-H power eng-ine and a 7000 pound boiler, and will at once put down some holes in search of oil. N. M. Goodwin, secretary of the company, and Supervisor C. 11. Swallow, one of the directors of the company, with J. G. Copley, their freighter, were here latter part of last week surveying- the road from their camp to Flowing Wells with a view to getting their supplies and piping over this route. This company is financially able to thoroughly test their claim to their complete satisfaction, and if their expectations are realized the Imperial country will produce its own oil, and we look to see all of our streets and public high ways sprinkled with the product* of the Yuha wells in the not so very distant hiture. NO. 25.