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Mrs. Brown lias in a lot of new and
attractive stationery. • *
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A. E. Frost l.ns cosie to Redlands to
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dispose of Ins orange crop.
Mr. Deuel has returned from a trip to
Los Angeles and Redlands.
Ed. E. ]$oyd has some bargains in
real estate at Holtville, too.
The little son of S. A, Fuller who is a
guest of his brother is quite ill this
■W, F. Holt was in' town this week.
He is mnch pleased witli the progress
we arc making.
Alfalfa pasture for sale at Prof. Sis
son's ranch on the Dahlia. See J. H.
It is reported thas Mr. Vencill is tak
ing an interest in a town lot and lum
ber, the combination of which is sus
Mrs. Boger is dropping the seed for
her husband who is putting in canta
loupes. Mrs. B. had ripe strawberries
from her own patch the other day.
Mr, Forrester is digging a. cellar and
lining it with cement in order to have a
cool place for poultry incubators. His
plans «re always successful because of
their careful execution. • * •
Mr. Heath who used to be in the Val
ley is with us again. He is an expert
locomotive engineer. He has bought
land and will put in a well equipped
'machine shop in El Centro.
• Prizes of .SSOO and $300 are offered for
the first and second best essay on "Mor
al Training in Public Schools." Dr.
Jordan of Stanford Rev. Charles R.
Brown of Oakland, Prof. F. B. Dresslar
of the University of California, are the
Ed. E. Boyd. has some bargains'. in
real estate at Holtville, too.
On Sunday, last Thomas Beach and a
force, of men who had been working for
the California Development company,
here in the Valley, went through on the
train to Yuma to work on the Imperial
headgate. We the com
pany is concentrating its force at that
pojnt and'will make a supreme effort to
shut the water off as soon as the river
recedes to normal flow. ,
T. B. Blanchard's are moving into
their new home. A Los Angele3 lady
remarked, "well isn't that a dear little
house, that looks like a Los Angeles
house." The interior too is attractive
and artistic. The walls of the dining
room are finished above the plate rail
with a corn -colored burlap, with a de
sign to match the restful green shade of
the same material below the rail; The
casement windows, commodious porch
es and artistic furnishings render it the
cosiest of homes.
Ed. E. Boyd has some bargains in
real estate at Holtville too.
;t seems that there is a most woful
k of care on the part of some one
with regard to looking after the water
•in the irrigating ditches, judging from
the disasters resulting from their over
flow James Hiser, who was planting
: melon seeds on R. H. Balcom's place,
found on his return from Blue lake that
the land was inundated, and he would
have to wait ten days before he could
begin to work it over. Miss Gulick was
awakened one night to find that over a
hundred chicks were immersed in cold
water and. mud. Imagine the work, the
loss, the anxiety! V
I have just received a shipment
of the latest styles SINQER
SEWING HACHINES which I
have on exhibition at my sales-
room in the Postoflice Building
, where I would be pleased 'to
show them. I am selling SING-
ER SEWING MACHINES at
tho rate of ten cents a day on
time. Liberal discounts for
cash. When you can buy Sing-
ers at those terms you cannot
affortto.be without one. Old
machines taken in exchange.
My specialty, cleaning and re-
pairing of old machines, also sup-
plies for all makes.
J. d. TELLER
Imperial Valley Agent Singer
Singer Sewing, Machine Co.
P. O. Building, \. Imperial, Cal.
Geo. T. Clayton, a printer, arrived
here from Los Angeles, Wednesday, and
will take a place with the Press force.
"W. E. Downing and wife arrived last
Friday from a two month's trip to Mia
sonri. Mr. Downing will open the bar
ber shop in the Hotel El Centro in a
Ed. E. Boyd, the Holtvillo Realty
man, was over Tuesday and made the
PnEss office a pleasant call. Mr. Boyd
reports everying moving on the eastside
and says the real estate market is more
active than at any" time in two years
Last Saturday the carpenter who hod
been at work at Sharp's Heading, pass
ed through El Centro on his way to
Yuniii to go to work on the Imperial
headgate. They reported the water
rising at Sharp's, so it was decided to
closedown there. J^
W. L. Brent, President of/tf»Oler
chant's Trust Co. of Los Aii^eles, was
an El Centro visitor Thursday, in com
pany with Mr. W. F. Holt. This is Mr.
Brent's first visit to the Valley, and he
is much pleased with the splendid ranch
es and excellent prospects to be seen on
Dr. It. H. Lee of Loa Angeles, was an
El Centro visitor last Tuesday. The
doctor was a neighbor of Mr. F. B. Ful
ler in Colorado some years ago, and like
Mr. Fuller is very enthusiastic over Im
perial Valley and its prospects. Dr.
Lee owns a finn quarter section in No. 7,
and is looking for more.
George E. Irwin last week completed
the cottage he was building for B. D.
Pellet of the Press and Mr. Pellet
promptly moved up from Imperial and/
occupied the same. Mr. Irwin ia now
building a house for ye editor and as
soon as it is completed El Centro will
be the home and abiding place of the
Phess and all its attachments.
Mr. A. Latson of Rocky Ford, Colora.
do arrived here last Thursday to take
up the work that has been so ably and
acceptably done by Mr. J. F. Roth.
Mr. Roth will show him about the Val
ley and introduce him to' all the canta
loupe growers in the El Centro and
Holtville Associations during the next
week or so, and' then he will return to
his home in Rocky Ford, to jdut in a
crop of melons for himself. /
. G. A. Parkyns, forSierj/ Assistant
General Traffic Manag^fof the South
ern Pacific, was in El Centro last Tues
day. Mr. Parkyns is a director in the
California Development company, and
a property owner in the Valley. He
has just returned from a six month's
vacation trip to China, Japan, and the
Orient. He was much pleased with the
substantial growth of El Centro, and
has great faith in Imperial Valley.
Less than two months ago Mr. Ven
cell, of the Valley Bank, bought ßo acres
of land from Mr. John Evey, two
miles south of town. This week he
sold it to Mr. Morgan of Amarillo,
Texas, through the real estate agency of
Fuller and Ate n. He paid $31.00 per
acre for it and sold it for $40.00 per acre
and did not lay out any expense on it
while he owned it. And Mr. Morgan
has a barggiu, for all such land is really
worth $100 per acre.
On the Hotel El Centro the work of
finishing is going rapidly forward. The
windows and doors in the upper story
are nearly all in, the plasterers are
rushing their work and are well nigh
done and the roof over the upper porch
is nearly all on. Down stairs the floor
ing is being put down for the kitchen
and dining room and the work of finish
ing the office is under headway. Then
El Centro will be something the Valley
can be proud of.
Work on the ice plant is being pushed
with all speee. Superintendent Cooper
has a force ot more than thirty men, be
sides those working for contractor Pet
erson on the brickvvoik. The large
freezing tank 30x44 feet is nearing com
pletion, the ceiling in the ice storage
room, 38x45 feet is about all on, the
transformer house is nearing comple
tion, tho brick work on the main build
ing is done, the water tower is complete,
tho pump house is done, and the work
of putting in the heavy machinery is
progressing rapidly, Unless some un
foreseen delay occurs, the ice plant will
be ready to begin making ice by the
15th of April.
I have 320 acres more of school
land north of Holtville that I can
eell at $0.00 an acre on terms. If
you have used all your rights hero
is a chance to geta pieceofdeeded
land. Bert R. Chaplin, Imperial, Cal.
Wheat > for your chickens. Desert
Grain Co., Imperial.
S. C. Mack has been on the sick list
for a week or more. He is suffering
from an attack of asthma, but is much
If. L. Peck returned from Los Angel
es on last Tuesday evening's train from
a visit of several days to the Southern
F. C. Paulin, president of the Imper
ial Land company, came down from
Los Angeles Tuesday, and spent several
days in the Valley this week.
O. J. Coen, the Commercial agent of
the Southern Pacific was an Imperial
visitor last Wednesday. In fact, Wed
nesday seemed to be S. P. Day.
Cattle and hogs are going forward to
marlMt now on nearly every train.
Several car loads of hogs and some of
cattle went out during the past week.
W. J. Mitchell has now received his
corrected and tested clocks, and here
after Mitchell will have the "good time."
even though Belcqvo should have the
Mr. W. 11. Blackman, the expert who
examined the books of Imperial Water
Co. No. 1, has returned to his home in
Los Angeles, and Secretary Baker is ex
pecting his report any day.
S. 0. Long came down from his Holly
wood home this. week for a look at the
Valley. He has sold his planing mill
property on Eight street and it is report^
ed that th« new owners will put i/in
operation again. /
Bert Chaplin went to? Losy&ngeles
Thursday morning, to close un^omeland
deals he is interested in. I Berthas been
making some very goodHfiiles recently
and is rapidly making his mark as a
J. C. Thompson of the New river
ranch received 50,000 grape vine cut
tings for setting out on the ranch in No.
8. Mr. Thompson is an enthusiastic
grape man and without doubt will soon
demonstrate the force of his ideas.
Mr. A. L. Bainbridge and wife of
Ohio, were in the Valley last wee* look
ing us over and endeavoring to see what
we have to. offer in the way of attractive
investments.. They have spent the
winter in San Diego, and hearing of our
Valley decided to see what it was" like.
Imperial was visited last Wednesday
by a special train conveying the officials
of the Southern Pacific railroad. Gen
eral Manager, J. C. Calvin, Traffic Man
ager T. A. Graham, Division Superin
tendent 11. V. Platt, Manager R. H. In
gram and about a dozen others were on
A proposition is said to be on foot' to
move the post office to the vacant room
in the Priest building, formerly occu
pied by A. L. Hill's hardware store. It
is stated that Postmaster Allatt could
make the move without loss, and it is
intimated that -other considerations are
A so-called "water witch" was in
town this week and "located" water
near the section house. He offers to
stake his reputation on water being
found at a depth of 215 feet at that
point and says it will not be salt water.
Bore for it, boys, maybe it will be soda
The Teacher's Institute was held in
Water Co. Hall Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Every teacher in the Valley
attended except Mrs. Fredricks of
Tirawley. It was a most successful
meeting in every way. Full particulars'
and programme will be published u^xt
week. ■■"'i> :^>;^r : "'-
J. D. Meadows returned Jmesday
from an eight day trip to' Yi/ma, and
Arizona points on business/ He did
not visit the Imperial canal heading,
but reports that he heard only favora
ble news from there, everyone saying
they were getting along fine with the
work of putting in the headgate and
getting the river under control.
Quite an enjoyable party for the little
folks was given by Morris Havens on
the occasion of his sixth birthday.
About n dozen of his playmates gather
ed tit his home and played the little
games that so delight the little people.
After an hour or more spent in this
way, till repaired to the dining room
and partook of a dainty luncheon. KM
uor Mack assisted Mrs. Havens in car-
Ing for Morris and his guests.
The Imperial Minstrels will tread the
boards at Water Co. Hall on next Mon
day evening, March 2Gth. The pro
grammes disclose tho following cast:
Farnsworth, Garey, Parazette, Hecker,
Dyke, Tobiu, lloltzinan, Attway, Kauf
man, Witiuan, Keller, Wade, Allatt
and Seeley. Also that all the "good
things" Are not in the cast; many of
them being reserved for the perform
ance. You can't afford to miss this
show, for you need the good time the
boys will give you, and the Imperial
baseball club, for whose benefit the
show is given, needs the money you will
pay for admission. Take our word for
it, and go.
Editor Press : There will be n meet
ing of those who have sustained dam
ages by reason of overflow water held at
Silsbee on next Wednesday, March 28th,
1900. All interested are urged to attend
as it is desirable that the claims be pre
pared for presentation at once. Action
will be taken by those who do attend, so
be snre and come if you are interested
and wish to join us in endeavoring to
By Ordeii op The Committee.
A Safe Cough Medicine for Children
In buying a cough medicine for chil
dren never be afraid to buy Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. There Is no
danger from It and relief is always sure
to follow. It is especially valuable for
colds, croup and whooping cough. For
sale by all dealers.
Mothers, our boys are going that way,
Where evil is ever seeking its prey.
Where, manhood and truth forever is
Ami many a mother's tears it will cost.
Mothers and friends give our boys a
E'er the clouds are yetting too dense
Our boys will rally our efforts true,
And the pool room will then receive its
Some cosy corner for the boys to care,
There they'll not ask for games unfair;
There for true. manhood our boys will
And poolrooms and vices forever aband.
Mrs. L. L. Burton, Holtville, Cal.
Ed. E. Boyd has some bargains in
real estate at Holtville, too.
Mr. Mastic who has been visiting
with his niece, Mrs. P. O. Parsons, left
here last Tuesday to make a. tour of the
state. He expects to return in the near
We are pleased to hear that Mr. Pyle
is improving from a long spell of sick
Judge •Orrick has been cutting and
putting up alfalfa hay on the ranch of
John R. Havens southeast of town.
Quite a number of the residents of the
south side was over here last Sunday
O. N. Jones is preparing ground to
put in several sacks of alfalfa seed.
Win. Stockton went over to his Dia
mond lake ranch gathering up his cattle
John Gray shipped out about two
hundred head of fat cattle last week.
Win. McHenry is laid up with a severe
attack of rheumatism.
Bert Young is settingiout several
acres to trees. /
The Henderson Brothers are contem
plating going into the dairy business.
W. S. Wilkins is improving his place
and putting in several acres to alfalfa.
•"""Mrs. Geo. L. Campbell returned from
Los Angelo* last Monday. She says
she is glad to get back to see the fields
of alfalfa and grain.
Mr. J. N. Woodard has about ten
acres ready for cantaloupes.
The Pyle Brothers, Thomas and Geo.
has in about forty acres to alfalfa join
ing the towns! te on the east.
By having your proscription
filled where there is not the
slightest doubt of the purity
of the drugs'used.
HERE is/THE PLACE
Prescription Druggist Phone 37
Second stoi^e from Bank
FOR SALE— Ono teum of horses weigh
ing 2000, one colt coming 3 years. In-
quire at F. J. Blaachko, 8 miles south-
east of SilHbee. \ m-24-tf
Liners under this heading will be in-
serted for 5 cents a line each insertion.
FOR SALE— Racycle bicycle in' excel-
lent condition, new pedals, chain and
tires, 5>4 gear, both tires filled with
Rykert I'uncturo Proof solutio.i ; $25.
Call at Press office.
FOR HALE— FIax seed meal at $7.00
per hundred pounds; flax seed oil cake
a $5.00 per hundred. Call or address
Goe. Fishbaugh, Yuma, Ariz.
FOR SALE — Residence property at
Redlands; or will trade for Imperial
Valley ranch property. Inquire at
PnKss Office. in-17-tf
FOR SALE— Eight 2-year old heifers,
freeh or coming in soon: aix calves
and steers from' two mos. to 1 year
old. Three miles east of Silsbee on
main canal. Address A. 11. Abbott,
FOR SALE— Choice seed barley $1.10
per hundred. Enquire of Henderson
Bros., Silsbee, Calif. f-10-tf
FOR SALE— White Plymouth Rock
roosters; Mrs. Basley's strain, $2 and
$3 each. Mrs.R, 11. Clark. MO-tf
FOR SALE— Cheap, Ono No. 1, and one
No. 2 DeLaval Separators, in first-
class condition. Apply to C. W. Fer-
nald, Imperial. Cal. m-10-tf
I have an order for IGO shares of water
stock that can be located in either of
the water companies No. 1, No. 5 or
No. G; will divide to suit purchaser in
1 forties or eighties; $13.50 per share;
all cash. Write or see F. H. Stanley,
Brawley, Cal. • . n 4tf
FOR SALE— Quarter section A No. 1
lnhd, two miles north -of Heber.
First-class early fruit, vineyard, can-
taloupe or alfalfa land. Forty shares
of water stock and 40 acres ready to
put in crop. Price $2000. Will •ake^
one-half cash, or trade for work lic^jhsj^S
or other property if acceptabl^^fAd- -
dress 8., care this office."*i'"n 4 tf
FOR SALE— A steam engine, 14 horse-
power with 150 feet belt. Inquire] at ;.
FOR SALE— 2S tons alfalfa hay Al, 2>£
miles east •of Imperial. Inquire on ;
F. A. Marek's ranch; price right.
POR SALE — 160 acres between Imper-
ial and Holtville on railroad IA mile
from siding, with 160 shares Water ;--
Co. No. 1 stock. Will sell cheap : and; '
on -easy terms. A. T. Gantt, 816:'
Stephenson Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
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FOR SALE— A canva? house, 12x18,
shak,e-iM^;^n^cA^~o£Cl^.J£p»>»ld 7 _
Imperial. -^tz&* i-24-tx J •
FOR SALE— Good barley hay, $9 per- ;
ton, at H. B. Balcom's ranch near EJ
Centro. . m-3-tf
Pool Hall equipment for sale cheap.' .'
Call on or address A. B. Jones, ,Sila- : .
bee, Cal. f24-m24 ." >"■;..
] FOR RENT
Office for rent in the Garner building.
Apply to I. L.Wilson. oct 21 tf
WANTED— To Trade 80 acres of land ■
with water stock, 4 miles from town, S
for horses or mules. Address:. Lock',.
Box 133, Imperial. July 22 tf '}.
PASTURE— I can furnish grain^and-tti*;^
falfa pasture for 5o head of cattle orT^
my ranch. H. M. Kinne, El Centro,
Calif. . m-3-tf
WANTED— lmmediately, at Hotel
Franklin, El Centro, One cook and
one chambermaid, Apply to Mrs. S. I
I. Masten, El Centro. flO-tf
WANTED— To buy about 25 good milk :
cows on easy terms. Henderson Bros.
Silsbee, Calif. f-17-tf
WANTED— To buy about thirty or for*
ty shoats. Will pay cash. Address,
W. B. Creasey, Imperial. f24
I WANT TO BUY— 2o to 40 shares of
stock in Imperial Water Co. No. 1, at
rock- bottom price for spot cash, ad-
dress E. W. Fales, Imperial, Cal.
WANTED— GentIe horse to drive, for.
pasture; best of care but no respohsi-V
bility assumed. Address John Adam,
Box 253, imperial, Cal. m24-al4
WANTED— Four-horse team of work
horses, at right price. -King L. Ken-
.die, Holtville, Calif. m-10-tf
FOR EXCHANGE— WiII exchange 123
acres grazing land, with wood and
water in Ventura County,' 4 miles
from h. P. R. R , worth $1200 for re-
linquishment or other property in
Imperial Valley. M. W. C, 623
Brysou Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. dl6tf
WANTED — An apprentice girl to learn
the millinery and dressmaking busi-
ness. Apply to Mrs. L. Denny, ilnv*— -
perial, Calif. m-/Mf >
LOST, STRAYED AND FOUND
ElTflTAY^^iHr i^Hmy^pTaceT il^imles
east of Silsbeo, 3 voting sows. Owner *
can have same by proving property
and paying damages and this adver-
tisement. A.R. Ahbott, .m-17-tf
KSTK'AY— Came to sjyuon RanchJSJv * '
2nd , One black cow, Qrpa* 1"
. left hip. Owner »>>-■*'
, her and ua» '