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False Alarm [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
False Alarm Walla Walla, Wash.— Chris Ennis of this city yesterday received an anonymous letter addressed to himself and Father M. Flohr jointly, directing that if the sum of $2000 was not deposited at a designated spot in a field adjoining the penitentiary grounds by 9 o'clock last night a story would be given circulation which would brand them both as ghouls. The letter was at once placed in the hands of the police, and at 'the time stated in the letter two officers re* paired to the place where the demand waa made that the money be placed, but no one appeared. The statement made in the letter Is that Ennis and Father Flohr exhumed the remains of George Thomas, who is supposed to have committed suicide by drowning himself in the Spokane river, and who had been interred in the Catholic cemetery contrary to the creed of the Catholic church. Both Ennis and the priest deny that anything of the kind ever occurred.
To Sustain Market [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
To Sustain Market SPOKANE, Wash.— lt was announced that the output of lead and silver of the Coeur d'Alene district of Northern Idaho is to be restricted to sustain the market. The smelters have 50,000 tons of reserve, twice as large a surplus as is necessary. The reduction will amount to 25 per cent. Governor Hunt has returned from a trip through the district where the riot two years ago made martial law necessary. He says the district Is pacified and martial law is declared off. One Day's Shipment From Southern California The following shipments of citrus fruit have been made: April 5, oranges.. 11l cars April 5, lemons 9 care Grand total for the season since November 1, 1900, being 13.824 cars; of this total 888 cars of lemons are included.
Fight> Death [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Fight&gt; Death Santiago de Cuba, April 6.— Stench and buzzards revealed the bodies of two Cubans in the mountains sixteen miles from this city last night by a native coffee pack train, which arrived here this morning. The men had fought to the death with macnetes and knives. One man had his head at the other's throat; the other man had his knife in his opponent's breast. They were both terribly mutilated. The men were recognized as neighboring countrymen who were returning from the city with mule loads of merchandise. The fatal quarrel occurred while they were camped by the side of the trail.
Raising Hogs on Alfalfa [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Raising Hogs on Alfalfa Pork production in Utah has not been a profitable branch of the live stock industry, but with the introduction of creameries and cheese factories, creating a large by-product of skinimilk and whey, it has been found profitable to raise a limited number of hogs. Corn, of course, is largely out of tlie question as food in most sectioiiHnf the state, but there is tin abundance of alfalfa, some bran and shorts. The Utah experiment .station instituted a number of tests in pork production, and these are reported in bulletin No. 70. These experiments show that fattening hogs can be economical ly'acconlplished on pasture in connection with v grain ration. Pigs running on pasture with partial grain rations produced gains at the least cost per hundred pounds. In the quantity of grain required tor 100 pounds of gain, the pigs given one-fourth grain ration excelled in every test and gave the highest percentage of profit. Alfalfa without other food, whether pastured by pi...
FOR THE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
FOR THE FARMER | The National Irrigation Survey Soon to Be Started A Method for Disposing of Old Bones and Ashes— Value of Subsoiling— Sweet Potato Biscuits Large shipments of nursery stock are being made from Orange county to Phoenix, Ariz. There are five cheese factories at San Felipe, Santa Clara county which turn out 10,000 pounds of cheese weekly. Texas papers are bragging about cabbage heads weighing 15 pounds, and onions measuring 17 inches in circumference. That's nothing; ask Murdock of Westminster how about cauliflowers that you can dance on. American Gardening ridicules the efforts being made to have a law passed by the New York Legislature to protect purchasers of nursery stock against San Jose scale. When we remember the vast expense and labor and loss imposed upon California fruit growers by the scale, their fumigating tents, cyaniio washes, and sprays innumerable, are forcible reminders that regulations can hardly be too stringent, if they will regulate; and protectio...
Indio is Enjoying Prosperity [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
Indio is Enjoying Prosperity Regarding Indio, which is located on the edge or the Colorado Desert, aild is surrounded by soil the same as that of the Imperial country, the Riverside Enterprise says: "One of the best indications of the rapid growth and development that has taken place in the section of the country around Indio in the past year, is the statement of competent persons that where fifty votes were cast in that precinct at the last election two hundred would now be cast. The recent water development is the cause. Since it has been demonstrated beyond question that there is abundance of water there for irrigation all the land for miles around has been located and hundreds of acres are already under cultivation, the crops being melons, beets and other garden stuff. • J . S. Wester field, who came in from Indio today, says that the young beets planted by the Oxnard Sugar Company are well up, and the melon vines planted by other parties are doing well, though these have been s...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 20 April 1901
| Are You Contemplating Moving? •|* We are equipped to handle ah who have farms in the imperial Settlement and expect We take contracts to commence farming will find it to their interest to commu- ~ all kinds of freight nn j oate w i t h us. . to plant and care for crops . % Rates and estimates furnished WJ H&gt;ca4-4-4-fc*~« JG% C^ *-* Imperial via * on application ▼▼ • r^tXVVKJT\ OC WO* Plowfttgwell, Cal. \ Government Land With Plenty of Water Do you want a ranch in Southern California? ■ A ranch of first-class soil at the Government price of $1.25 per acre? With a right at small cost to all the irrigation water that can be used? - At an annual expense for water lower than ever before offered on the Pacific Coast? A ranch that will raise twelve tons of Alfalfa hay to the acre — also other farm products, including early fruits? If so, the following information will interest you. The Colorado River furnishes the most abundant supply of water for irrigation purposes to be fou...
NEW RIVER COUNTRY [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
NEW RIVER COUNTRY What Is Actually Being Done on the Desert. THE IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS E. J. Swayne Talks of the Imperial Country and its Wonderful Possibilities Under the above caption the San Diegan Sun publishes a series of letters from the pen of Mr. E. J. Swayne, who, with Mr. H. P. Wood, represented San Diego in the editorial party which visited the Colorado desert recently and investigated the soil of this country and the work being done to place water upon it. We make the following extracts from Mr. Swayne's letter under date of April 15: "For many years past there has been awakening in the minds of some farseeing men an interest in that portion of our country located in California, east of the coast range and immediately north of the Mexican line, and known as the Colorado desert. These men, beginning with Dr. O. M. Wozencraft, as far back as 1856, have persistently declared that it was feasibly to place a great portion of these socalled desert lands under a good state of ...
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS A Rancher Killed, by a Train Near San Jose A New Oil Refinery for Los Angeles San Bardoo's Street Fair — Liquor Dealers Win A half inch of snow fell in Strawberry valley on Easter eve. In the Salt River valley. Arizona, the bee men are anticipating a big yield of honey. W. E. Hodges, general purchasing agent of the Santa Fe, is on his way to Southern California. Pasadena's Americus Club will appear in La Fiesta in Los Angeles. Hay cutting has commenced in Orange county. Fifteen hundred feet of the breakwater superstructure work is now completed, and rock is being hurried there as fast as possible. San Bernardino's fair will be a rec-ord-breaking advertisement for that town if present plans materialize. Over $700 is offered in premiums. The Santa Rosa took away 3000 boxes of oranges and lemons from San Diego one day last week. They go east via the Great Northern. Up to April Ist Riverside had sent out 3089 cars of oranges and 96 cars of lemons, as against 2658 car...
Judge Follows Policy [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
Judge Follows Policy Redding— Superior Judge Sweeney has overruled the Supreme Court of the state. The unusual ruling came up in a case to enjoin the board of supervisors from letting a contract to construct a fence around the court house grounds. The contract was let without competitive bids. ■ In announcing judgment on the case, Judge Sweeney said that, while the state law, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, upheld the action of the supervisors In letting the contract without advertising for bids, he did not consider it good law, and declared it to be against public policy.
Peculiar Hog Case [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
Peculiar Hog Case Stockton, Cal. — Arthur Ennls, son of ex-Supervisor Ennls of this county, was found guilty by a jury of petit larceny in having stolen, in company with Jack Stennett and Paul Davis, a hog from the Sargent ranch. The case was a remarkable and sensational one in many ways. This was the fourth trial of Ennis. Stennett, his companion in crime, was acquitted of the same charge. He was afterward acquitted of perjury and later convicted of stealing a hog from another man. He then turned state's evidence and gave testimony which resulted in the conviction of Ennis. Davis was convicted on the second trial. District Attorney Ashley, who conducted the case for the people, openly accused A. H. Carpenter, attorney for the defendants, with subornation of perjury, and Carpenter has sued Ashley for damages in a large sum. The Jury was out four minutes today.
HOT MEETING OF FRUIT MEN [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
HOT MEETING OF FRUIT MEN Action of Association Is Denounced San Jose — The fruit growers of the state held an excited meeting at Hale's hall, a number of the speakers hotly denouncing the cured fruit association for cutting the price of prunes from 3 to 2 cents per pound. Some were in favor of putting the association into liquidation, while others advocated a continuation of the combine, at least until the present surplus stock has been disposed of. Judge Bond, president of the association, talked for nearly an hour, reviewing the work of the organization from the date of it formation. He said that not only is the prune market overstocked, but there is the same surplus in the east and abroad in pears, apricots and apples. He said that the eastern jobbers absolutely refused to handle any considerable quantity of prunes at a rate exceeding a 2-cent basis. Judge Bond announced that the association had decided to do no more advertising. Already $20,000 has been expended, and this sum ha...
CUBANS RESOLVE TO COME TO [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
CUBANS RESOLVE TO COME TO They Will Decide Upon the Platt Amendment i Havana — At the opening of the secret I session of the constitutional convention Senor Nunez asked that the convention either reject or accept the Platt amendment, as the resolution adopted was not a formal declaration and was misleading. The conservatives considered that the resolution practically rejected the amendment, while the radicals and the radical press maintained that it did ■ not, and Senor Nunez therefore asked ; that a yea and nay vote be taken. This I was opposed by the radicals, who have always avoided taking a deefded stand. The conservatives were pleased at the point, and as a split was threatened among the radicals, a compromise was offered and agreed to, by the terms of which a resolution was adopted that the convention should not express itself either for or against the amendment, and that a commission be sent to Washington to secure the best possible agreement with the President. This commissi...
Appeal for Chinese [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
Appeal for Chinese 1 San Diego — Gaston Straus, the San j Francisco attorney who notified Collector Bowers that he would appeal from his decision ordering the deporta- ' tlon of forty-three Chinese who came here on the Belgian King, is in this city examining the reports upon which the Celestials were ordered returned. His appeal in each case will be presented to the collector, and should Mr. Bowers adhere to his former decision that none of these Chinese are entitled |to land, then Attorney Straus will carry his appeal to the secretary of the treasury.
FOR THE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
FOR THE FARMER Alfalfa Is Recognized as the Proper Food for Cattle The Lemon Shipments for 1900— Figures on^Hay Crops— Dairying in lowa — Ways of Using Lemons Last fall apples sold at Milton, Ore., for 25 cents per box; now they are quoted at $1.60 per box. The fruit growers there are becoming interested in a cold storage scheme. Lemon Shipments The shipments of lemons from California in 1900 were 1477 cars by rail, about 400 by water and 150 in mixed cars of oranges and lemons, amounting to 2000 cars, which is about one-fifth of the lemons used in this country; an increase over last year of nearly onetwelfth. This rate of increase will be greater next year, as new orchards will begin to bear and old ones will bear more. In a few years it is manifest that California lemons will supply the homo market. Alfalfa the Stuff Alfalfa is the stuff. The handwriting is on the wall. The man who can sell beef will have buyers at his door. The great western ranges have been hurt — perhaps irretr...
Points and Pointers [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
Points and Pointers Don't allow your horses to go too long without shoeing. Keep a little salt where your stock can get it when taey want it. Gritty men get the business; timid ones jet the blues. The United States has $3,000,000 invested in its army horses and mules. According to ruling prices, milk is about the cheapest food used by man. Exports of live cattle ' from the United States during the "year 1900 I were 361,179 head, valued at $32,400,- ! 188. i Germany purchased $1,500,000 worth ;of horses in California during the year j 1900. They were shipped to China. The practice of allowing cows to swallow their placenta or after-birth is a bad one. It will stay in the first stomach undigested for over a month, I and cases are reported where it be- ! came wedged into passages and caused death. The extensive cab business of R. H. White &amp;. Co. of Boston, which has been employing twenty-eight automobiles In its service, has dismissed them and gone back to the horse as a mo...
Found in San Francisco [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
Found in San Francisco San Francleco— G. Emile Rieviere who disappeared from Denver on April 2, taking with him one of his children, a boy two and one-half years old, has been located in this city and the child has been found. It was placed by the father In the care of Mrs. A. L. Lage, who resides on Fell street, last Saturday. He paid for a week's care for the little one and yesterday announced his intention of taking it away.
SOCIAL DUTY. [Newspaper Article] — Imperial Valley Press — 27 April 1901
SOCIAL DUTY. The doorbell ring*. The porttl iwlngi. My lady comes ■-cillinir. In velvet dretied, Her veil close pressed; The formal talk's appalling. The style, the dar, The church, the play— Whatever line she fancies. Ten minutes ptm; She say§, "Alas, Time flies I" and off she dances. No real word said From heart or head, No thought to live In beauty. Her list she checks; What name's the next? She's doing social duty. — Lydla A. Coonlcy Ward in Woman's Home Companion.