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The Country 'Round Frank Stephens of San Diego, was here Monday; K. H. Davis, of Mesa Grande, reached Imperial Sunday. N. Huckmastcr, of Rcdlands, was looking over the country first of this week. M. 1). Crawford, who had been here several days, left on his re turn to Long Beach Tucsesday. J. W. Masten, who has been visiting his son, \V. W. Mas ten, several days, left for his home in Corona Tuesday. Mrs. W. S. Fawcett of Whit tier, who was here last week, se lected a tract of land in the val ley, on which she placed water stock. D. C. Huddleston and family reached Imperial last Friday from Long Beach, and will re side here in the future. Mr. Huddleston at once set up barber shop, shaving the first man last Saturday. W. A. Daggs and L. F. Kig gins of Mesa City, Arizona, two of the most prominent stock men in the territory, are guests of T. l\ Banta while making an inves tigation of the Imperial lands. They report a great number of teams on the way from I'hoe nix to Imperial. It it expected that Major J. A. Driffill, of the Oxnard sugar fac tory, and several other persons interested in sugar-beet culture, will visit the [lmperial settlements in the near future to study the adaptability of this section to sugar-beet growing, with a view to growing beets on a large scale if the land is found to be adapted to this crop. It is believed that the rich fertilizing properties of the water here used for irrigation will prevent the Colorado liver delta experiencing the injury to the soils which has been noted in several localities where the beet has been grown, and that as a result the sugar beet would be found to hero prove unusually profitable. Imperial Press. Summary of the week's happenings W. K. Wilsie returned to Nord hofT last Saturday. George C. Hunt of Los Angeles was here on business this week. F. W. Turner arrived here last week and joined Hall's surveying corps. C. G. Balch and family and Jeff Killam were in Imperial Tuesday enroute from Fresno to Yuma. Chief Engineer George Chaf fey, Dr. Heffernan and W. F. Holt are in Los Angeles on busi ness this week. Graham Steams, an expert machinists, reached Imperial Tuesday. He is here for the pur pose of setting the excavator going- for the California Develop ment company, which was re ceived by the company the other day. D. K. Crawford, of the firm of Crawford Bros, of Ontario, ar rived in Imperial Tuesday. They are shipping their farming ma chinery and implements in for the purpose of putting a large body of their Imperial land in cultivation this fall. The California Development Company has. had a new grader and ditcher at work on the later als two miles north of Calexico for a few days, and the work has thus far proceeded very satisfac torily. Sixteen horses arc rc puircd to draw the machine. An other similar machine has been ordered, which will be propelled by a traction steam engine. J. Garnett Holmes, assistant in the bureau of soils of the United States Department of Agricul ture, is at Calexico, and will work through the delta to the north ward from that point, making examinations of the soil of this section. He will reach Imperial in about a month, probably, and expects to be at work on the soils of the delta until about February next. The thorough inspection which be is giving to the valley should prove to be of great value, his work being especially timely. "WaUr it Ming— 6tn It Its Kingdom." IMPERIAL, CAL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1901. P. Barnes left on a trip to Los Angeles Wednesday. John A. Henscn, San Francis co, was here, few days ago. Mrs. K. Grcvil, of Los Angeles, was here Monday and Tuesday. G. W. Whitney of Los Angeles was here several days last week. A. W. Patton is scraping out a reservoir in the east side of Impe rial for water storage purposes. Frank Hess and Dr. W. J. Wil cox of Oakland, spent several days in the Imperial country last week, and expect later to locate here. A. J. Sanderson, F. M. Sch nabel and Chas. Carr, of Artesia, are looking over the Imperial country this week. Application has been received in Washington for charter for the .First National Bank of Imperial, and W. F. Holt states that the bank will probably be open for business by the first of January next. W. B. Broadwell, one of Co vina's leading merchants, was here this wesk looking out a bus iness location. He returned home well pleased with the out look for Imperial as a business center. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Perry ar rived in Imperial Wednesday and left for the lands of the Cameron Lake Cattle Company that even ing, escorted by Mr. J. H. Ham mers, superintendent of the com pany. Mr. Pern* is secretary of the company, with headquar ters in Los Angeles. The com pany is preparing to engage in the cattle industry on a large scale as soon as crops can be grown. Imperial Mercantile (& DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE • HAY LUMBER and and BUILDING GRAIN HARDWARE Imperial, and Calexico, Cal ENOUGH TEAMS We arc authorized by Chief Engineer George ChafFey to an nounce through the Press this week that the California Devel opment company can not use any more teams on the Imperial canal works for the present. If in the future additional teams are wan ted it will be announced in the columns of this paper. THE L. A. I. AND A. WHEN the Los Angeles, Imperial and Arizona railroad builds its stan dard gauge line from Yuma through the Imperial settlements to Los An geles, the Colorado delta is likely to be the liveliest and most progressive por tion of Southern California. As is known, about 500,000 acres in San Diego county will be reclaimed by an extensive and important system of ir rigation gates from the Colorado river, where the supply is more than abun dant. The work is being done by the California Development company, which is generally known as the Im perial canal system. — Los Angeles Ex press. SAN DIEGO RAILROAD GEORGE W. MARSTON, president . of the San Diego railroad commit tee, H. P. Wood, secretary of the com mittee and Ma j. S. W. Fergusson/^a member of the committee, spent two days in Imperial the last of last week, in the interest of the projected road, leaving Saturday for Arizona and El Paso. At the latter point they will confer with representatives of Phelps, Dodge & Co., with a view to gaining co-operation with that firm. A. H. Holgate and W. T. Bill, of Redlands, after spending sev eral days in the Imperial country, left here on their return home Tuesday. These gentlemen were both very much pleased with the future outlook for the valley and expect to return within a few months. Mrs. W. W. Masten was shop ping in town Monday. Try a subscription to the Press NO. 27.