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NATIONAL IRRIGATION [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
NATIONAL IRRIGATION Dr. Charles I). Walcott, director of the United States Geological Survey, was a guest at a banquet given in la&gt;s Angeles in his honor, and is quoted in part as follows: "In the arid regions it ia water and not land which measures production. The utilization of the waters that go to waste would be equivalent to adding to our territory the entire area of land* reclaimed. Their reclamation would he the acquisition of new territory by conquest from the desert, just a.i much a» Hula ml wa» wrested from the sea by building great government dikes. ••Experience has shown the undertaking to be too %-a.nt for private enterprise, nor can it be done by the states. Many interstate problems arc involved, and the national government alone can accomplish this great work. It i» but an enlargement of the present policy of our government under which we build levee* and other river and harl&gt;or works. "The government stfould construct and maintain the reservoir*...
WORK ON LAST SIDE [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
WORK ON LAST SIDE The time has come when active work is to U- begun on the irrigation system for the lands cant of the Carter river. Some months nitlCC« the California Development company, being anxious to free itself of Home of the details of the great work of placing water on the lands under the canals being constructed, entered into a contract with the Sunset Commercial company, whereby the latter was to construct the distributing system, up to an amount not exceeding $1 an acre, to cover 100,000 acres. The Commercial company began the sale of water rights, having disposed of 15,000 shares of water stock to cover 15,000 acres of land thus far filed on on the east side. Nothing, however, has been done toward the work of constructing the distributing system, and meanwhile the owners of water shares are growing eager for the water which they have expected by this time. Becoming dissatisfied with the slow work done, the California Development conpany has decided to take up the work o...
Heavy Mail [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Heavy Mail Mail at Imperial is steadily gaining in bulk. The heaviest yet brought in was that of last Monday, when the stage landed about 300 pounds. Two or three sacks on each of the three mail days is a fair average, while the amount sent out is of about the same bulk. This is considered fairly good for a six-months-old town.
CATTLE IMPORTATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
CATTLE IMPORTATIONS It is not gnu-rally known that large numbers of cuttle have been brought into California from Mexico via the Imperial route for yearn preceeding the establishment of the town. About a year ago two herds embracing some IHOO head were imported from Lower California and driven through here. That the number will be greatly increased as feed is provided is altogether probable, and there is little doubt that steamers on the Gulf of California will in time gather up thousands of head of cattle on the west coast of Mexico and bring; them north to be fattened on Imperial lands before being marketed.
Stellar Beauties [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Stellar Beauties The remarkably clear atmosphere of the desert adds to the pleasures of the night, bringing the stars into stronger relief. Just now we are having one of most remarkable groupings of the planets the new century will exi&gt;erience. Venus, the brightest of the planets, Jupiter, the largest and second in brilliancy, and Saturn, second in order of magnitude, but the most remarkable beCrtUse of his rings and bands, are all evening stars, and hang like sparkling gems in the western horizon in close company. The moon was their passing neighbor last night.
Want Statehood [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Want Statehood Arizona wants statehood, and has the i&gt;ower of proving its fitness for the honor. There is no better test of the character of any people than the newspapers they support. Looking on the Arizona newspapers critically and with no disposition to go out of the way to extend the glad hand, the l'ress wishes it were possible for every Congressman to be given a copy of each with the question: "What State could make a better showing of newspaper strength and character?"
Arm Broken [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Arm Broken A young daughter of W. A. Young had the misfortune to fall from a burro near the school Monday morning, breaking her left arm between the wrist and elbow. Two other girls drove to town and had returned to the scene with Dr. Make in such a short space of time that Miss Young was saved much suffering usually caused by delay in arrival of professional aid.
EARLY WINTER RAINS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
EARLY WINTER RAINS Portions of Southern California are having an early supply of water, though it is being furnished unevenly over the country. Los Angeles has been particularly favored, and the ground in green through I, on Angeles county* Kant of that county there is an evident intent on the part of the grass to grow, but it does not yet make much of a showing. A little snow has fallen on the San Bernardino and San Jactnto mountains. At Imperial there has been no rain, nor is any anticipated or tiesired. Kveti in most parts of Southern California there is a desire for winter rains to eke out the water supply, but on the delta of the Colorado river the climatic conditions are greatly different, and while rains do come at long intervals, the reliance of the farmer is entirely on artificial irrigation, for which there is fortunately a supply of water of unlimited proportions. During the storm seasons in Southern California the storm clouds are seen hanging over the crest of the mount...
Costoms Officer [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Costoms Officer Deputy Customs Collector George, who lias been connected with the service at San Diego, has been detailed for service with headquarters at Calexico, where he arrived Monday, visiting Imperial Tuesday. Mr. George has authority to collect internal revenue on imported articles and stock and to suppress smuggling if it is attempted. It is expected that Calexico will soon have a custom house. The smuggling operations on the line are mainly confined to Chinamen and horses, the former wishing to avoid deportation and the owners of the latter wishing to dodge the prohibitive tariff of $30 a head.
Ptn Pictures [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
P t n Pictures MOKNING on the Colorado delta bring* with it a daily revelation of t&gt;eauty, of gradeur and of mystical wonder*, for nothing can compare! with the contortion* of the mountain* an wrought by thecver-prcwent mi rawThe fir»t nign of dawn ha* barHy made it* appearance l»cfore the eaftteni *ky take* on a tin^e of *ilvrr, by slow *tagc» changed to old fcold and then to fleecy crhnvm. The *ky in on tire for a while, but when the MM appear* above the horizon the brilliancy of color fade* and in it* place there come* the mirage, the mo*t marvelott* feature of the delta landncape. The mirage lake *oon (often it* novelty, but the cver-chauginj.f sky linen of the mountain* remain a source of continual wonder. To the north are the Chuckawalla mountain*, to the east Picachoand Pilot Knob, to the noutheaat the molt marvelou* performer of them all. the Black Butte»or Phantom Ship. To the smith are the Cocopah* and Signal mountain ami to the went Superstition mountain, and t...
RESTORATION OF WATER [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
RESTORATION OF WATER At last it veins t«» l»c prettr well established tint Suitlurn California is entering on another |H»riod of ample water supply « After throe &gt; ear** during which tliorc was a decided shortage of water, lam year there «a&gt; a mn« torial improvement almost universally over Southern California. Anil yet ihe improvement of last icar was but a step toward the restoration of conditions which had existed in previous yeans speaking of the general conditions. Some localities had made groat pains through drilling wclhs and the total water supply in Southern California last year was greater than was* ever known before. But much of j that new supply of water was vied on land which hail never before been irrigated, and the reservoirs, both natural untler the surface of the valleys and artificial on the mountains, showed that the water resources were still at a quite low ebb. Now the country is experiencing an early opening of the) rainy season, and all pa...
PROFIT FROM THE SOIL [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
PROFIT FROM THE SOIL It Imn been evident i«»r jc»ni that sooner or Ltcr enh braucli of horticulture and farming would approximately find its natural level nn a money maker in competition with other industries the country over. The producer of ,u\\ commodity who finds a new process of catering to the wants of the public stands a good cbance «»f securing a greater profit from liih investment ami labor than is secured by the average producer, and if his industry takes on the elements of natural monopoly his profits may continue until the monopoly is broken. In the early stages of the development of horticulture in California there were some failures, due to a lack of knowledge of the country ami of the industry, but after much experimental work it was discovered that the real fruit staples «if California are peaches, apricots, prunes, raisins, pears, apples, oranges and lemons. Figs were a failure and olives practically S4». until the former were brought prominently forward with the in...
Imperial Justiceship [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Imperial Justiceship The problem of kc urine a juntice of ihc |»eace for In»i&gt;erial township i» an unsolved one at present. There seems to Ih.* ho provision in the law fur a »et« tlemeut which spring* *o suddenly into cxistt.ee a* ha* Imperial. A few day* since the Board of Supervisor* of San Diego county, acting on a petition, and having no better material which would connent to serve, appointed the editor of the Pkiiss to the position of justice. He, however, stubbed his toes* on »ectiou 159 of the code of Civil I»n»cedure. which sayik: "Kvery justice of the j»cacc shall reside in the city and county or township in which hi* court is held, and no per»on shall be elitf ible to the ofh'cc of justice of the peace unless he shall have been a citizen of the United State* and a resident of the city and county or county in which he i* to nerve for one year next preceding- hi» election or appointment." While there are those in the tovrnship who have lived here for more than a y...
An Army of Teams [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
An Army of Teams From day to day hor*e* and mule* have been arriving at Imperial, ' ! in pair;* and by the carload, until there is how mi the ground* an army of hones and mules, and one can scarcely " look over the valley at any time without seeing several of those small cloud* uf dust which mark the prc*cncc of freight team*. When A. W. Patton brought in a twelve-mule team a few days ago it made a new record for ' Imperial, but Wednesday afternoon George Carter of Pomona brought in a team of eighteen mules. Ten mules to the team will hereafter be quite a common night oil the road from Klovrtngwcll to Im|)crial and Calexico.
Names for Mains [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 16 November 1901
Names for Mains Some curiosity ha* been rai*c&lt;l regarding the designations which will l&gt;e given to the various maim and laterals for the irrigation of the Imperial settlement, ami it baa lx?«*n &lt;I&lt;-cUl&lt;ml to give to each of the mains ami lateral* a name which will lx? appropriate ami to number the »üb-lat«*raU. Thin will simplify the &lt;le*iKiialion ot the various ilitchcn, and when the people have become familiar with the ny»tem there will he nodiuictiltjf in locating a place by knowing umler what lateral jor Mibluvr.il it i*.