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A NEW FACTS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
A FEW FACTS About a Great Irrigation Enterprise.—A Year's Record The most extensive irrigation sys-. tem to be found in America is now in process of construction in the eastern portion of San Diego county, this State. The land to be irrigated comprises a portion of the delta of the Colorado river, more generally known as the Colorado desert. It is estimated that there are fully 500,000 acres of arable, irrigable lands under the flow of the canals of this system in this State and more than half as much more in Lower California. These lands are naturally very fertile, being composed of the alluvial deposits of the Colorado river made during past ages. The surface of the country is very level, generally free from brush and usually free from gulches or any other kind of unevenness that would require much expense to overcome. The Colorado river furnishes the water in abundance. It is stated by competent engineers that there is enough water in the Colorado river to irrigate 8,000,000 acre...
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS The Fruit Packer's Wages Stolen at Riverside The Game Warden Comes Out Winner— A San Rafael Sensation— The Largest Cattle Owner Over 50,000 dozen eggs were shipped from Llvermore in March. Ground has been broken for Berkeley's big furniture factory. Santa Barbarans ask for the prohibition of the nlckel-in-the-slot machines. An eleven-story hotel will be the next addition to San Francisco high life. Livermore boasts of growing he finest frogs in the state. Breeders are reported to be making money. The city trustees of Hanford have been temporarily restrained from contracting for the building of the sewer system, on the grounds that the intended contract was not the lowest bid. The game warden of Contra Costa county has captured two valuable nets belonging to ealmon fishermen, who had spread them contrary to law. One of the nets is 2400 feet long and worth $600. Arizona physicians are said to have discovered that pure cider will cure smallpox, "driving away the eru...
Woman Wants Ballot [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Woman Wants Ballot San Francisco — Mrs. Ellen Sargent, widow of the late Senator Sargent, is determined to vote if the laws of the land, which, she cays, afford equal rights to all regardless of sex, are worth anything. Mrs. Sargent today applied to the Superior Court for a writ of mandate to compel the board of election commissioners to allow her to register, on the ground that she is a taxpayer and therefore privileged to cast her ballot. This is the first action of the kind ever brought in the local courts. It is alleged that the plaintiff is a female citizen.. 74 years of age; that she is a native of Massachusetts; that she has resided in California since 1854. It is also averred that the petitioner is a heavy taxpayer and that she has been such for .many years past.
Salt Enterprise Started [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Salt Enterprise Started San Jose— Alviso is to be the location of a large salt enterpdise in the near future. A syndicate composed of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose capitalists, headed by Frank Smith, the "borax king." and W. J. Dlngee of Oakland, has been formed for the pur- pose of fighting the salt trust and will make this end of the bay the seat of their operations. It will be capitalized at $250,000.
Yellowstone Sale [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Yellowstone Sale St. Paul — The Yellowstone Park Association this afternoon sold out Its entire belongings and interests in the National Park to the Yellowstone Park Transportation Company, the consideration being close to $1,000,000. Among the items transferred were the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, recently built for $200,000; the Fountain Hotel, $100,000; Grand Canyon Hotel, $100,000, and Ihe lak» Hotel, $?5,000.
Wyoming's Illuminating Oil [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Wyoming's Illuminating Oil Cheyenne, Wyo. — The following analysis has been obtained by New York experts of oil discovered recently near Evauston. in the extreme southwestern part of Wyoming: Gasoline, 17.1 per cent.;white illuminating oil, 33.4 per cent.; yellow Illuminating oil, 27.1 per cent; parafflne, 14.1 per cent.; worthless gasoline, 2 per cent.; pure oil, 91.7 per cent. This is, without doubt, the highest grade illuminating oil ever discovered in the world. There is great excitement here over the report from New York, and although a thousand acres have been filed on during the past few weeks, there will be a big rush to the district. Oil was first discovered in southwestern Wyoming twenty-five years ago, but little attention was paid to the matter until a few months ago, when the Union Pacific Railroad, while sinking a well for water in what is known as Pioneer Hollow, struck a flow of oil. Local experts pronounced the oil very high grade and a rush set in. Matt Dougherty, ...
No Reduction on Shipping Rates [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
No Reduction on Shipping Rates San Francisco— Freight Traffic Manager Sproule of the Southern Pacific Company announced .that his company will make no reduction on green fruit shipments to the eastern markets for the season now about to commence. The old rates, which are still to continue in force, are $1.25 on the hundred pounds to Chicago aud west; $1.50 to New York and Philadelphia, and $1.56 to Boston. The question of giving the growers and shippers a six day service to Chicago is still in abeyance. Southern Pacific officials announce that their company will not be in a position to give the growers a final answer on the question of a train service until the season is about to start. Owing to the early advance of the season and the necessity of shipping oranges east under refrigeration at this early date, it has been found necessary to make large shipments of ice to the southern part of the state to make up a big deficiency in the ice supply. On an average 250 tons of ice are now...
FILIPINOS FOR THE NAVY [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
FILIPINOS FOR THE NAVY Remey to Enht Natives for Service on Former ' panish Gunboats WASHING 1 " " M.— lnstructions have been cabled 1 y Secretary of the Navy Long to Rea Admiral Remey. com-mander-in-chi' ! of the Asiatic station, authorizing hilii to enlist five hundred natives of the Philippines for service on former Spanish gunboats and other small vessels which are to be maintained exclusively in the Philippines. These men will form the nucleus of an important service composed solely of enlisted men. Rear Admiral Crowninshicld. chief of the bureau of navigation, believes that, besides resulting in the government obtaining efficient service, the employment of natives will spread respect for the American Hag and create a strong feeling of loyalty. Reports received from Rear Admiral Remey have shown that Americans, especially those serving In the fire rooms, become quickly debilitated and it is necessary to send them to the United States or Japan to recuperate. It is believed that ...
CUBAN PAPER IS SUSPENDED [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
CUBAN PAPER IS SUSPENDED Governor-General Wood Closes the Dii- cusion Office Populace of Cuba Represented as Being Crucified Between Two Thieves Who Were Depicted and Labeled President McKinley and Governor-General Wood Havana, April 6.— The Discusclon has been suppreaed by order of Governor General Wood, and its offices have been closed and sealed. This action was due to the publication in the Discusclon yesterday of an illustration having the title of "The Cuban Cavalry," representing the Cuban public personified in a Cuban soldier being crucified between two thieves. Gen. Wood being represented as one thief and President McKinley as the other, being labeled with their names. Senator Platt was represented as a Roman soldier, giving vinegar and gall in the form of the Platt amendment with public opinion, as Mary Magdalen as weeping at the foot of the cross. Below was the following inscription: "Destiny will not reserve for us a glorious resurrection." The picture caused much unfavo...
DEPOPULATION OF INDIA [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
DEPOPULATION OF INDIA CensuSjßetums Show Ravages of Cholera and Famine London, April 6.— The depopulation of India through cholera and famine is assuming alarming proportions. The latest advices from Simla say the census returns of the central provinces show a decrease of over a million since 1896 from causes directly due to the famine In western India things are even worse. The Oodepoor state returns show a decrease of 84,000, or 45 per cent of the population; the state of Bhopaul shows a decrease of 808,000, the district of Banda shows a decrease of 124,000, and s» on. In Bombay city the population has diminished by 50,000. The localities which escaped the piarrue srow a satisfactory, though uncompensing increase. For instance, Madras, which has gained 8 per cent, over 1891.
LAST OF BOODLE [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
LAST OF BOODLE Celebrated Montana Fund Is Divided for Benefit of Schools Helena, Mont.— The last act in the history of Montana's famous $30,000 boodle fund that grew out of the Whiteside bribery exposure in the sixth legislative session has been played when, in accordance with a law passed by the late Legislature, State Treasurer Barrett sent checks to different county treasurers of the state dividing the money among the counties in amounts in proportion to the number of school children in the several counties. Silver Bow county, on account of its large population, received one-fifth of the $30,000.
INSURGENTS SURRENDER [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
INSURGENTS SURRENDER Two Large Commands of Filipinos Cive Up Their Arms Washington— The War Department received the following cablegram from Gen. Mac Arthur, dated Manila, April t: "Nineteen officers and 173 men, with 133 rifles and nine revolvers, Pablo Tecson's command, surrendered at Ra Fernando yesterday and took th oath." , . „ The following other surrenders hay aleo occurred: Insurgent-Oenerol Ar Jola, with tbMy officers and 700 in at the town jf Nueva Caceras, in province of South Camarlnes, Southei. Luzon; the remainder of the command of Maj. Pablo Tecson, consisting of nineteen officers. 173 men and 133 rifles, at th* town of San Miguel de Mayu'mo, Bulacan province, central Luzon; and sixteen officers and seventy men In Bulacan province and at other points. The wholesale grocery dealers of Manila report doubled sales of groceries since the investigation into the alleged commissary scandals were commenced.
Smallest Living Baby [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Smallest Living Baby NEW YORK.— The smallest baby In this country, if not in the world, was born about two weeks ago In Patterson, N. J. When the child was Dorn it weighed about fourteen ounces. It is the third child born to Mrs. and Mr. Samuel Smith. The eldest, a girl of 4, is a perfectly formed child and healthy. The second was born with neither arms nor legs. The last child is perfectly formed. It was thought at first that it would not live, but as hope was about given up it set up a lusty yell, entirely out of keeping with the size of its body. It was at once placed in a doll carriage belonging to the eldest sister and warmly covered up and placed near the fire. The baby is fed milk with an eye-dropper every half hour. It is thought that there Is no doubt of its living.
MEXICAN MOB [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
MEXICAN MOB Wrecks a Bull Fighting Arena at Mazatlan EL PASO.— Word reached here that a serious riot occurred at Mazatlan, Mexico, last week, over a poor performance given by a troupe of Mexican bull-fighters. The bull fight had been extensively advertised by flaming posters and the Mexican populace went to the arena in large numbers . A big holiday crowd turned out to witness the sport, and when the show did not come up to Its expectations, the easily excitable Mexicans proceeded to take matters Into their own hands and wreak vengeance on the bull-fighters who had faked them and taken in their pesos. The wildest excitement prevailed. Guns and knives were pulled out, and the cries of the angry mob could be heard for a radius of half a mile. Several officers who were present endeavored to quell the disturbance, but were thrown down and trampled on. One officer pulled his gun and leveled It upon the mob, but was shot down, receiving a fatal wound. In the panic that followed the shooti...
War Tax Test [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
War Tax Test San Francisco— By a vote of five to two the Supreme Court decided today that the action of Wells, Fargo &amp; Co., in compelling the shippers to pay the war tax in addition to the regular rate for shipments, was illegal. This decision was handed down in the test case begun in 1898 by W. F. Fitzgerald, then Attorney-General of the state, and bequeathed by him to Tirey L. Ford, his successor in office. Tha case will probably bo taken to the United States Supreme Court.
SfuFTelonx Chicken Lega. [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
SfuFTelonx Chicken Lega. The mechanism of the leg and foot of a chicken or other bird that roosts on a limb Is a marvel of design. It often seems strange that a bird will sit on a roost and sleep all night without falling off, but the explanation Is perfectly simple. The tendon of the leg of a bird that roosts is so arranged that when the leg is bent at the knee the claws are bound to contract and thus hold -with a sort of death grip the limb around wbicb they are placed. Put a chicken's feet on your wrist and then make the bird sit down, and you will have a practical Illustration on your skin that you will remember for some time. By this singular arrangement, seen only In such birds as roost, they will rest comfortably and never think of holding on, for it is Impossible for them to let go till they stand up.—Presbyterian.
AMONG THE DERRICKS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
AMONG THE DERRICKS TULA RE COUNTY— A rig Is in place on = La Mesa Chlqulta, where drilling la about to begin. CAHUENOA— Cahuonga Oil Company is preparing to drill six more wells west of the city. MONARCH— Monarch Oil Company is still drilling in San Diego county, having a thousand feet of bole. COALINOA — Confidence Oil Company is bringing in its No. 4 well, which Is estimated at 100 barrel capacity. SHASTA COUNTY— Mount Shasta Oil Company's drill has penetrated bituminlzed shale and developed considerable gas. RAPID WORK— Kern River Mutual Oil Company began drilling on its lease on 4-29-28, Kern river field, on February 18, and already has two holes down to sand with prospects of a fine well in each this week. The company has a, good water well, tanks and field buildings and drilling on No. 3 will be begun within a week. ENCINITAS— Victoria Oil Company has succeeded in casing off the water in its- well at Encinitas, San Diego county, and has 835 feet of casing in the well. NACIAMEN...
Johnny Sunpcotit Ilia Pa. [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Johnny Sunpcotit Ilia Pa. "Pa," said Johnny, looking up front bis book, "what is tho meaning of 'me tenipsychosisV " A look of confusion suddenly overspread pa's countenance, but It was only for a moment. " 'Metempsychosis,' Johnny, meansit means— but If I should tell you yov would v&lt;T,v sn&lt;in forget tho meaning.; Look lv the dictionary for it yourself, and then yon will bo more likely to fo-' member. Information that comes ivlth-j out effort seldom 1 1 users in the inotuor.v." j Half an hour or so later Johnny Bought the dictionary In the library. When he got there he found pn with the dictionary open at "Met." Doubtless it was merely a coincidence, but Johnny could not help thiuklng that bis pn was Buracthlng of a fraud.— Hoston Transcript.