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Kind Words From Old Friends.
Married — At the residence of Geo.
\V. Wilson, of Garvanza, on Tuesday
evening, February 10, 1903, by Rev.
C. C. Pierce, L. M. Holt and Mrs. Mary
13. Proud, all residents of Los Angeles.
Mr. Holt is advertising manager of
tho Imperial Land Company and Mrs.
Proud was first reader of the Christian
Science Church of Garvanza.
From the society columns of the
Los Angeles Times we clip the fol
lowing account of the wedding:
"In the presence of seventy-five
guests, Mrs. Mary B. Proud and
Luther M. Holt were married by Rev.
C. C. Pierce, pastor of the Memorial
Baptist Church, Tuesday evening at
8:30 at the home of George W. Wilson
No. 615 Avenue 66. The rooms were
prettily decorated in green and white,
and the recess to be occupied by the
bridal party during the ceremony was
set apart with ropes of smilax. Potted
plants and many electric lights were
used in the decorative effects. The
bride was gowned in soft gray crepe
de chine, and was attended by the
Misses Rose Edmonds and Stella Mc-
Clintock, who wore white. The groom
was attended by Messrs. Harry R.
Otto and Vernon Cooper. The "Bridal
Chorus" from "Lohengrin" was played
by Miss Mell Rice. Little Miss Laura
Wilson and Master Donald Messer
preceded the wedding party into the
room, cutting away the ropes of smi
lax as the bride and groom appeared.
The Episcopal marriage service was
used. After the ceremony refresh
ments were served in the large dining
room, overlooking the Arroyo Seco.
and during the evening a fine musical
programme was rendered. Mr. and
Mrs. Holt went to their new home,
No. 1049 West Twenty-first street.
Warren Wilson of the Los Angeles
Daily Journal thus notices the recent
wedding of the editor of the Imperial
Press — L. M. Holt — who has charge
of that portion of the Press printed. In
Los Angeles. Mr. Wilson is an old
time newspaper man, but about
twenty years ago he "worked at the
case" in the Riverside Press office,
when Mr. Holt was the publisher and
editor of that paper. The Journal
L. M. Holt, pioneer, promoter and
journalist, was on Tuesday united in
marriage to Mrs. Mary 13. Proud,
youngest daughter of the late John
W. Butterfleld of Niles, Mich., at the
residence of George W. Wilson, at
Garvanza. The marriage ceremony
was conducted by Rev. C. C. Pierce of
the Baptist Church, and was wit
nessed by many prominent people of
this city and other sections of South
Mr. Holt came to Southern Califor
nia in the early 70s. He knows west
ern journalism like a book and has
been identified with a number of
prominent papers. He was one of the
first to recognize the merits of the
Imperial country. He is a recognized
authority on irrigation and his utter
ances on all public matters carry con
siderable weight always.
"The fourth estate" extends a big
bunch of good wishes to Mr. and Mrs.
Holt. They will reside in this city.
The Redlands Citrograph also says
a word, spoken by Scipio Craig, who
L. M. HOLT
was for two years foreman for Mr.
Holt in the Riverside Press office.
We have received an invitation to
the wedding of our friend of many
years' standing, L. M. Holt. The
ceremony takes place in Garvanza on
Tuesday evening, February 10, and
the lady is Mrs. Mary B. Proud. There
is no man on earth who thinks more
of his home, and enjoys home life
more than L. M. Holt. He is essen
tially a "domestic" man. And there
is no man on earth to whom we could
send more hearty congratulations
than this same L. M. Holt. And we
send our best wishes for a long,
happy, prosperous and healthy life,
and ask for all the blessings of this
earthly life to be poured out upon our
old friend and his bride.
The Covina Argus, whoso editor —
J. L. Matthews — was a member of the
Yosemite editorial party last June,
also has a kind word to say:
We are in receipt this week of
an invitation to attend the wed
ding of two very intimate friends,
that prince of boomers and newspa
per man, L. M. Holt, to Mrs. Mary B.
Proud, of Los Angeles. The wedding
will take place at the home of the
bride's sister in Garvanza. on Tues
day evening, Feb. 10. A little bird has
whispered to the writer that this
happy event is tho climax to an at
tachment commenced on an editorial
trip to tho Yosemite last summer. All
joy and happiness we wish these
worthy friends and may they live
long to enjoy with the writer many
such trips as the one taken last sum
mer by the editors of Southern Cali
fornia, their wives and sweethearts
amid the most beautiful scenery In all
the world, "The Yosemito."
The Los Angeles Herald in which
paper Mr. Holt held the position of
Superintendent of Circulation for a
couple of years, prior to his connec
tion to the Imperial Land Company,
thus speaks of the event in which Mr.
Holt's friends took a deep interest:
A pretty home wedding took place
last night at 615 Avenue Sixty-six, the
home of G. W. Wilson, when Mrs.
Mary B. Proud was married to Luther
M. Holt, former editor of the River
side Press and Agriculturist, and now
connected with the Imperial Com
pany. The music room, in which the
ceremony took place, was decorated
with ferns, flowers and potted plants,
and electric lights were placed about
the room. About seventy-five guests
were present. Rev. C. C. Pierce was
the officiating clergyman. Both bride
and groom are members of the Sec
ond Christian Science church of Los
Angeles. Mrs. Proud is the first
reader in the Garvanza Christian
Mr. Holt is one of the best known
writers in California on horticultural
and irrigation topics. His work in
this direction is widely read and
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Water Rights in Imperial Water Company No. 7 belonging to W. F.
Holt, for land located on East Side of Carter River near Boundary
Finest tract of land in Imperial Settlements. $21 an acre — $1
cash, balance in seven years at 6 per cent.
Make a specialty of Lands and Water Rights throughout the
John A. Merrill represents the Agency at the Los Angeles
office, 531-532 Douglas Block.
F. N. Chaplin represents the agency at Imperial.
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Speculating With Uncle Sam's Farm
The government engineers who have
in charge the execution of the Na
tional Irrigation Law are not a little
perturbed over tho discovery that the
land tributary to tho various irriga
tion projects which they have been
surveying sinco tho passage of the
act has been largely filed upon by
private parties In anticipation of gov
Not only this but tho absorption of
these best lands is constantly going
on by speculaeors and land stealers.
If the lands were being entered by
bona lido settlers and prospective
home-seekers who simply wanted to
be on the land when the irrigation
works are constructed, there would
bo no harm, as actual settlement Is
what is desired, but most of the en
tries are known to be fraudulent,
made by "dummies" who immediately
transfer title to big speculative and
stock interests. This is shown by the
fact that in many sections where
large areas have been entered, there
is absolutely no increase in the popu
There is a constantly growing senti
ment in favor of the repeal of the land
laws under which such abuses are
possible, and if the people of the
country thoroughly understood what
perjury, fraud and stealing is being
enacted, Congress would suddenly find
the repeal of these laws the burning
question of the hour. This is not In
any sense the cry of alarmists; it Is
facts, shown by the records of the
government and by the personal of
ficial investigations of the irrigation
engineers. — Pomona Review.
The rmn freest wit*i advice i.s us
ually slowest with anything else.