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What's Doing Over at the Pleasure
Resort on the Shore of Blue Lake
Mrs. Van Annan has moved into her
new cottage in. Silsbee.
Mrs. Orrick has returned to Bilsbee to
live and spent part of last week visiting
■among her neighbors and friends.
Mr. Sheldon came in from El Cajon
Saturday, bringing little Ivy Rumsey so
she could be here at the beginning o*
school. Mrs. Rumsey will return to
Silebee iv a short time.
School will open Monday, October 2nd,
with Miss Gray as teacher. The new
school house will be occupied and Sils
bee will be up with the procession so
Car aa school facilities are concerned.
The dance given by Mr. Rumsey at
the hall last Friday night was well at
tended and very much enjoyed by those
-who participated. The hall is a very
nice room, with a good dancing floor.
The music was furnished by Mr. Rum*
«cv with a zenophone.
Quite a number of Colorado River sal
mon have been caught lately in the lake
and overflow. If the water recedes
they will be easier to catch, as they be
come hungry and more numerous in the
water. During cool weather they are a
very nice fish for eating.
George House came down from Im
perial this week to see h w hits ranch
fared during the overflow. He found
much of it still under water and jrreut
gullies washed in it. Both stacks' of
his hay is rotted and a total logs and
tiis house is badly damaged. Mr.
House's loss from the floods is a severe
one and one that he can poorly with
The water in Bine Lake lias hegnn to
fall again and it is going away on the
laud south of Elder Canal, but most of
the laud there is still covered with wat
•er. The long continued floods have
been a Berious drawback to many peo
ple, as it han kept them off their places
for several months. Some of the home
steaders .tre applying to the government
for leave of absence cm account of the
overflow, as they cannot to tin ir
places and can only ride over them in a
We hear of quite an excitement in
Imperial over the creamery business.
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% We have another car load of Buggies, Runabouts, Two-Seaters, and Light Farm I '.'.■■' :\s
2fc Wagons on the road. I-
% FoV more than a year we have been endeavoring to persuade some of the relia- !£
•Ik ble factories to build us some jobs for use in this Valley. We finally induced S
one of the larger iactories to take up this matter, and in this car which is coming, will ' Ifi
tfc ; be some of the rigs which they have built especially for use in this Valley. S
I We are also bringing out a number of the MONITOR DOUBLE DISC ||
& DRILLS. This is the only drill on the market which will sow alfalfa seed from : ||
the main hopper. It handles alfalfa perfectly as it does wheat, barley and other S
%$ seeds. Everybody knows this is an alfalfa country, and every one is learning that H
$ to plant alfalfa properly they must have a MONITOR DISG DRILL. | c
several people wanting- to put in new
plants. We believe that it would be
better if they would arrange to furnish
the farmers money to buy alfalfa seed
and help them buy dairy cows. W t e
need to help the farmers get into the
dairy business first. Then the cream
eries can go where they are most con
venient and the farmers will trade
where their money will buy the most.
Silsbee should have a creamery, but we
need a lot of dairy cattle first.
In common with all the rest of the
Valley, Si lsbee was visited last Friday
by a slight sprinkle of rain. But our
neighborhood whs the only one in which
lightning struck or done any damage.
During the storm a bolt struck the
house belonging to J. F. Sears, just
south of Elder No. 13, and near J. R.
Havens* house. A number of shingles
were knocked off the roof, the boards in
the wall were shivered some and a glans
window broken.. Fortunately the house
was vacant at the time, Mr Sears and
family not having returned from their
Split Red Cedar fence Posts
for The Best Quality In Lumber
The Most Economical Prices
IMPERIAL LIMBER AND COMMECIAL COMPANY
: J. E. HEBER, Manager
Yards at Brawley, Heber and Imperial Main Office: Imperial, Cal
summer outing y*;t.
One day this week the little two year
old child of Mr. J. A. Kramer, who lives
near Dr. Fuller's place, 3 miles north of
Silsbee, got poisoned by chewing an
empty shot gun shell that had been
charged with smokeless powder. It
took suddenly sick with symptoms much
like arsenic poisoning. There was vom
iting, twitching of the muscles and cold
extremities, followed by a comatose con
dition. The parents gave the child
sweet milk and ground mustard ai.d
made it walk and keep awake. The
treatment was heroic, but it was effect
ive. The youngster threw up the poison
and rallied from its effects and in a few
days was apparently as well as could be.
Got off Cheap
He may well think he' has got off
cheap, who, after having contracted
constipation or iudigestion, ia still able*
to perfectly restore his health. Noth.
ing will do this but Dr. King's New
Life Pills*. A quick, pleasant, and cer
tain cure for headache, constipation,
etc. 25c at all druggist; guaranteed.
Texas Fever— A Short Statement of
its Commonest Symptoms
In view of the proposed importations
of cattle into this Valley during the
next few months, it will be well to be
on the lookout for Texas fever. An |
effort is being made te. have a Live
Stock Inspector appointed for this part
of the country, but as this matter lias"
been before the Supervisors for nearly a
year and the appointment has not been
made yet, it behooves our people to -do
the best they can to protect themselves.
To this end it were well for them to
familiarize themselves witli the symp
toms of Texas fever so as to be able to
detect it on its first appearance and
then keep a sharp watch for this dread
disease. For the purpose of putting
before our readers the symptoms of
tlita plague in concise form, we here*
with append a short statement of the
commonest phases of -this disease from
the pen of Dr. J. C. 'Blackinton :
"Symptoms— High temperature, from
100 F. to 109 according to. virulence of
attack and ci rcu instances— most com
mon ly 107/ p. . ; , r ;
1 'In^acu te form , fever may be detected
l»y.; feeling ''the animal inside the front
legs, close to the -body or any place
.where the skin is thin and hair short.
The heart quickens till it makes 100 to.
120 pulsations a minute. Normally the'
heart pulsates 60 to 70 per minute.
Respiration ranges from 70 to 120 per
minute, normally it ranges from 25 to
30 per minute. Vision somewhat im
baired and eyes abnormally bright.
As disease advances animal staggers in
walking; nose and lips pale, hot and
dry; the animal refuses to eat, ceasea
to chew and is constipated; fecea often
hard balls often coated with bloody.
In this disease the color of the urine
ia the most important diagnostics
symptom. This varies from deep yel
low to dark red, according to different
stagey of the disease. This discolora
tion is caused by the coloring matter of
the blood being disintegrated by a
mycro- parasite and through the kidneys
passes into the urine.
This mycro- parasite ia introduced
into the animal by a species o( tick ;
here it multiplies with great rapidity
and thus causes the disease. This tick
has been found on cattle in all southern
states. . ••-
The female has an oblong oval body,
like a castor-oil bean ; of dull leaden,
color due to blood red contents of the
body showing through the cuticle. lt;
rarely exceeds a half iiich in length
and one-quarter inch wide, has four
pairs of legs on the anterior lateral part
of body, attaciied to the animal by
mouth organs called rostrum, contain
ing barbed dart in center, enabling it
to stick tightly:
Male, one-fiftieth size female, dark
drown color, triangular shape, stronger,
never engorged and more active than
the female. It is found attaciied to the
animal immediately under the anterior
portion of female. As the female be
comes engorged and mature she drops
to the ground and lays as many as
2,000 eggs in some secluded spot. The
period of incubation is about a mouth.
At first the young ticks are of a liu'ht
brown color, and have but six legs, but
gradually grows darker.
At this stage they are very active
and tenacious of life: they may be
kept alive six months corked up in a
bottle without moisture or air. No
further development takes place till
they find a host, when they quickly
become the perfect male and female.
As they prefer to live on the thin skin.
they are moat numerous on the neck
and under the b**lly. .