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TRACK LAYING COMPLETED
The Branch of the Southern Pacific fs Nearly Com
pleted. The Track is Now Being Leve ed.
Freight in Car Load Lots is Being Delivered to Imperial Now. Passenger
Trains Will be Here Shortly.
Track laying on the branch of
the Southern Pacific leading to
Imperial was completed this week
and the citizens ot the town wel
comed the sight of the first train
ever seen in this section, and even
now the whistle of the engine
seems rather strange to our ears,
so unaccustomed are we 10 such
sounds oi the outter world.
Workmen are busily engaged
leveling and putting in the sid
iiiirs here, and the roadbed will
bo put in order as soon as possi
ble when regular schedualed
trains will be run. Then the
days of that tiresome ride fiom
Old Beach here by wax oi" stage
will have been a thing, f the past,
and all the du>t and <firt experi
THE COCOPAH CLUB
Has Been Duly Organized and Officers
The Second Story of the Bank Build
ing Leased for Three Years
The "Cocopah Club" was for
merly organized last Tuesday
evening- and officers elected.
This is the new club' alluded to
in last week's issue. It starts off
with a fair list of names and
promises to be '"the" club of Im
perial. The club is to occupy
the entire second story of the new
bank building and will be fitted
up in such a shape as to be very
inviting. Care will be taken to
make the club usefu! to Imperial
as well as to the individual mem
bers and will provide for its mem
bers amusements and entertain
ment which is so badly needed.
The officers of the club are as
D. H. Chaplin, President.
Geo. A. Carter, Ist Vice-Pres
Thos. R. Griffith, 2nd Vice-
H. E. Allatt, Secretary and
The board of directors com
prise the übove named gentle
men and Earl Heber, R. D. Mc-
Pherrin and W. D. Garey.
Orders for Cottonwood saplings,
seedling date palms and grap vine cut
tings may be left at the office of the
California Development Co.
I'KICKS DEUVKKKD ATCAI,KXICO
Cottonwoods, 5 cents
Date palms, 25 cents
Vine cuttings, 5 cents
Jos. S. Caktrk
enced will have been forgotten.
The day the first passenger
train arrives here will make a
new beginning for Imperial. Al
ready signs of new life are in evi
dence, the people who are here
being anxious now to get things
in readiness to accomodate the
increased business which will
surely come with the running of
So much can be accomplished,
too, when freight trains are to
be depended upon. The delays
that have been experienced here
tofore will not now be a hinder
ance to i r.»gress, and improve
ments will be more extensive and
of a better character.
Making Base Bails
The manufacture. of baseballs,
siuii as are used \>y the L>i»^
leagues, has developed into a sci
ence. It is intricate work which
requires skill, with accuracy as to
size and weight absolutely essen
tial. All baseballs ol this kind
are made by machinery. A solid
ball of rubber an inch thick is
first placed in the machine and is
automatically wound with wool
en yarn, the layer beiny one inch
The ball, two inches thick at
this stage of manufacture, is then
steeped in an adhesive fluid, \\ hich
solidities the yarn and makes it
impossible to knock the ball out
of shape. Then the ball is placed
back in the machine and wound
with yarn until it is exactly mine
inches in circumference, after
which the ball is ayain dipped in
the adhesive liquid.
Covering the ball is the next
process. The covering- is made
of alum-tanned horse-hide, which
is as soft as white kid. The cut
ting is done by a machine, which
works swiftly and accurately.
The cover is cut in two pieces,
each like the figure "8" and is then
sewed by hand. Then it is rolled
by another machine until the
rough edges have been taken off,
when it is ready for shipping.
It takes about thirty minutes to
make a ball, half that time being
consumed in sewing the cover.
It is estimated that several mil
lion baseballs are turned out each
year. — New York Sun.
Sorghum Hay — Finest quality sor
ghum hay bound in bundles, for sale
on premises, four miles south of Im
perial. Inquire 011 premises or of E.
E. Foster, or R. D. McPherrin.
Is a richly bred American Jersey
Cattle Club Dull and individually a
] splendid specimen of his line of breed-
' iiiff. Owned by H. McKusick and
kept at bis farm 8 miles south, 'j mile
east of Imperial.
The least expensive machine
on the market to maintain.
Guaranteed to do any class
of work. Prices $40 to $50.
Atfent* fo' So. California and Arizona
TRED C. METCALf & CO.
219 W*. First St., Los Angeles
This iiiiiclinie is ti«ed by the Ed. of
Grape Vines Tor Sale.
Seveaal t lunisiiud Grape Vines
and Pencil trees for salts
Palms, it iid we niiike si spec*
| iiitv ot IVjiptr seeds and
H'Vry Plan's. Send f«.r oata-
I loL'iie.* Add i ess
Jurupa Nursery Company
IV4I RIVERSIDE. CAL.
If you want brick let us figure
It means money
For prices, figures and estimates
j C. J. SCHKNCK,
Cor. Seventh Street and Imperial Aye.
Imperial Brick and
Notice of Removal of Principal Place
Notice ;s; s heivhy ifiven per>u;ini t<> a
resolution ot the Bonn I nl Directors «pf
Imperial \\aier Company No. lof t lie
removal of the principal plabe of liiiml
ness of "said Ini|»ri;il Water Ctinpany
No. 1. trom the City of Los Angeles,
County ol Los Angeles, State/of Cali-
fornia to ihe town of Imperial, County
of San Diego. State of Caliti.rnia.
IMPERIAL WATER COMPANY
Uy K. D. McPhkkkix,
224 Stovvell Block, Los Angeles, Cali.
Notice For Publication
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
LAND OFFICE AT LOS ANCELES, Jan-
uary 6, 1903.
Notice is hereby tfiveii that Hie following
named settlers have tiled notice of their inten-
tion to commute and make final proof In Bii|>-
port of their claims, and that said proof will be
made before the United States Court Commit"
sioner at San Diego. Cal., on March 4, l'X)3, to-
ISAAC W. VAN DOKIN
U. E. No. 9776 for the KJ$ of NW 'A, and N'A
of SW'A Sec. 34, T 10 S, X 13 E, S. U. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence iij-oii and cultivation
of said land, \ iz;
Daniel Schell, H.O. Kvans, Charles W. Jus-
tier. John T. Kudder, all of Silsbee, Cal.
H. E. No. 9815 for the NE >i. Sec. 35, T 16 S,
X 13 X, S. U. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, viz:
Isaac W. Van Dorln. 11. O. Evans. Charles W.
Justice, John T. Kudder, all «>f Silsbee, Cal.
Keep your eye on this
Ad from week to week.
It's $$ in ytur pocket.
160 acres, 1 mile from Imperial,
$18 per acre.
640 acres, partly improved, 5
miles from Imperial, $15 per
320 acres 2]/^. miles from Im-
perial, $17 per acre.
320 acres 5 miles from Imperial
$18 per acre.
700 acres, 4 miles from Imperial,
smooth and soft, $13.50 per
Write for terms and SNAPS
T, P, BANTA
Real Estate ag-ent and Notary
Public. Imperial, Cal.
W. J. MITCHELL
Practici.l Watch flaker .
Opposite Motel Imperial
Can get meals at all hours of
the day at the Green Front
Walter Evans, Prop.
J. H. DIETRICK
JEWELER fJ ssJ:ffisr l ~£ i
Spectacles' and €ye Glasses
Wusical Instruments Repaired
Guitar and Violin Strings
Imperial. : : : California.
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