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The World's Inventions
Ounpowdor wan invented hy the Chi
nrso in an unknown age.
The piano was known na far buck an
tho fourth century. Chickering of Boa
ton made the firnt American piano in
1823. • '
Tho flrat railroad was run with pas-
scnge.rfl in EftgUnd in 1825.
Stcam-hoats wre invented hy Robert
Fulton and run on the Hudson in 1807.
The balloon was first used hv^Mont
goiper in 178.1. First used in vvnr by
Tliaddeus Lowe in the army of the IV
The miscroßcope came into use in 1590.
The air pump was invented by Guer
icko in 1054. The invention of the air
gun has never been traced— probably
l»y some small boy.
The telegraph is tho invention of 9.
F. I). Morse in 18^2; it was greatly jm
pr6v~ed~by*hiH aflsociate, Alfred Vail, in
The telephone is the result of inven
tionfl by Kdiaon, Bellj Gray, ttti'd Blake
from 1870 to 1880.
Tho hydraulic prean was invented by
Joaoph Braniah in 1790.
One of the greatest of all inventions
<was tho cotton-gin, invented hy Eli
Whitney in 1793.
The McConnick reaper came in 1849,
and mowing and reaping by scythe find
cradle becamo passed away. Tho horse
rake came a few years earlier,' and the
ttte.'im plow later.
The inventor ot the clock is unknown,
tout at first a toy, it became efficient as
a time piece in England in 1720 and in
America in 1792. The electric clock
-was developed in 1840 by Wheatstone.
I More than 150 years were spent by
unknown persons in developing phos
phorescent matcheß ; and at last friction
(called by New York politicians "Joco
tfocos") matches were perfected in 1834.
The electrotype was invented by Dan
iell in 1830 and perfected by Jucobi in
A machine that would eew was first
made by a Vermont preacher named
Dodge. Elias Howe took out the first
patent in 1840.
Paper was first made in the United
States at Dorchester, Mass., in 1728.
Gas was first used for lighting in Eng
land in 1792; in the United States at
Baltimore in 1821. . ,
• Photography came in 1859, and wan
.an outgrowth from the ambrotype in
1854, and Daguerrotype of 1789. Da
guerre obtained his ideas, undoubtedly
from the camera, obscura, invented in
1509. ' . .
Paint whs first used in the United
States on houses in 1734. ,
The turreted war-ship was invented
and put into use by Ericsson in 1802,
.and possibly Mettled the fate of the
The accidental discovery ' of glass' by
making camp fires in the sund is record
ed by Pliny.
The most remarkable invention of
the phonograph was made by Edison in
The art of printing cannot be traced.
<xutenburg invented movable types in
1440, one of the greatest and 'most im
portant of all inventions. The first
orinting in America was in 1030.
Cannon was first used in battle in
1327; by whom invented is unknown.
The first cannon cast was by Owen in
1530. 'Breech loading cannon did not
-uome until after the commencement of
-the 19th century. /
The development of the electric (arch)
light was made by Brush and Edison in
1870. The wonderful incandescent, by
Edison, was perfectpd in 1884.
The thermometer was invented by
Fahreneit in 1798.
The barometer was invented by Tor
ricelli in 1043, and improved as used at
present in 1844.
The invention of the telescope is an*
<jhjnt and was imperfectly used by the
Greeks and Romans.
Lithography was discovered by acci
dent by Senefelder in 1798. Out of this
accident have grown zincography' and
chrome printing, and various other
The compass, one of the greatest of
inventions, cainu from the Chinese, and
is of an unknown but antique age.
Tho watch was first a toy, in 1477. It
•did not become efficient as a timepiece
until 1074. For nearly 200 years even a
silver watch was quite a polite conven
ience. Chronometers first came into
use in England in 1840; hunting levers
a little later- The American watch
came to the front in 1802. and the
prices of watches came greatly down all
over the world, even in Geneva, which
op to that time made the cheapest good
watches in the world. Stem-winders
came into peneral use in 1880. Wrist
let watohel worr* first used in Tx>iulon in
.The modern dueling pistol was the in
vention of a Philadelphia gunsmith
t.arnod T)erringt«r, iirlßoo.
The first repeating pistol had four
barrels, nil of which turned, and was
invented hy v man named Allen in
1833. Colt invented his revolver in 1835
but it did not come into general use un
til 1850. It is now used in all thearinies
and navies of the world. Hundreds of
other kinds of revolving small arms
have grown from Colt's Invention]
The Howie knife wan invented, or at
least perfected about 1808. Bowie's
first, duel was with the point half of an
old sword, and this suggested the knife.
Billiards were invented in France by
Devigne about 1471.
The first pipe organ was made by
Archimeden, B. C. 220.
Silk manufactures were established
in Europe in A. I). 555.
The notation Hvstem of writing music
was Invented in 1070.
Wooden pavements were the inven
tion of Nicholson in 1854.
The turning lathe was invented by T.
nianchard in 1843.
Locomotive engines were first made
by Trevethick in 1802. Utilized by
Stephenßon in 1820 and greatly improv
ed by Watt in 1827.
Nail-making machines were invented
by Wilkinson in 1775.
Bellows were invented by Anacharis,
in Scythia, B. C. 509.
The machine for oaring apples waß
•devised by Contes in 1803.
The Htoain printing press was invent
ed by Richard Hoe in 1842.
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The circulation of the blood was dis
covered by Harvey in 1017.
The magic lantern was the invention
of Roger Bacon in 1200.
The first dictionary was made by Chi
nese scholars, B. C. 1109.
The first pair of spectacles was made
by Spiua, an Italian, 1299.
'The first silver coin was made by Phi
don, King of Argos,, 869 B. C.
Globes and maps were the invention
of Anaximander, 002 B. C.
f latfonn scales were the invention of
Thaddeus Fairbanks in 1831.
The circular saw was devised by Ben
tham, an Englishman, in 1790.
The snare drum was brought into
Europe by the Saracens, about 703.
Diamond cutting by machinery was
first done in Holland in 1498.
Machines for making tacks were first
made by Thomas Blanchard, 1800.
*The amalgamator was an American
invention by Varney about 1850.
Light howitzers, for field use, were
first made by 'Paixhans, 1822. Gatlin
gun (cannon) in 1800.
Tl:e dinner fork was introduced intq
Italy in 1491 ; into England in 1608.
The ' soul-moving accordeon was in
vented by Damian of Vienna in 1829.
The first training school for teachers
was organized in Prussia in 1735.
The first omnibus appeared in Paris
in 1825; in New York five years later.
The method of vulcanizing rubber
was invented by Goodyear in 1849.
The spinning jenny was the invention
of Hargreaves in England in 1707.
Threshing machines were invented by
Menzies, a Scotchman, in 1732.
Stereotyping was the invention of
Didot, 1793, and came to America in
The game of backgammon was invent
ed by Palomedes, a Greek, about 1224.
Gilding with gold leaf was first done
by Margaritone, an Italian, in 1273.
The hand fire engine was first made
in Holland by Vunderheides, about
1510; steam fire engine first used in
United States'successfully in 1852.
The alphabet was brought into Greece
from I'aoenicia 1493 years before Christ.
The soul-entrancing clarionet was the
invention of Denner, a German, in 1090.
The Davy safety lamp for miners was
invented by Sir Humphrey Davy in
The rifle waH invented by Whitworth
in 1800; the repenting rifle by Sharp in
Matches for striking a light were in
vented in 1839 — the other kind by Adam
The first poutofiice opened its doors in
Paris, 1402; in England in 1581; in
Banks and banking were known in
Greece 385 years before Christ; in
Koine 352 B. 0. ; in Venice 1157 A. D.
The Bank of England originated in 1095.
For Sewing Machine repairs and sup
plies hoo Teller/Imperial, P. O. building.
I have 320 acres of the
choicest land in the Im-
. perial Valley, nicely lo-
cated and well improv-
ed. All fenced and
cross fenced. Price
right and will give
good terms. See Wilson
A fine 80 acre unimproved ranch at $22.00
an acre. II only lakes $400.00 down and
$400.00 a year lo handle this proposition.
You can handle this. Bert R. Chaplin. Im-
Watcn Ls '. Watcn Us!
And Let Us Watch You
We can fit you up with a new
Watch or we can put that old
one of yours in repair and (guar-
antee the work either way.
Everything in Jewelry and a
nice assortment of Watches and
Clock* at the
It will pay you to see Wilson
for the best bargains in the Imper-
ial Valley, or I have the best trad-
ing list in the Valley. Go out and
look them over with me. I keep
rigs for that purpose and will offset
my time against yours. Office
Commercial Hotel, Imperial, Cal.
"When I was a druggist at Livonia,
M0.," writes T. J. Dyer, now of Grays-
ville, Mo , "three of my customers were
permanently cured of consumption by
Dr. King's New Discovery, and are well
and strong today. One was trying to
sell his property and move to Arizona,
but after using New Discovery a short
time he found it unnecessary to do so.
I regard Dr. King's New Discovery as
the most wonderful medicine in exist-
ence." Surest Cough and Cold cure
and Throat and Lung healer. Guaran-
teed by all druggists, 50 cents and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
Choice school lands are the best and safest
investments. No assessments or improve-
ments required. Write for my list. Bert R.
1 SHOE UP AT RUMSEY'S 1
Some of the Shoes ordered for our new store are already g|
H here and several more lots are due to arrive in a few days. ||
p Among the arrivals this week are: If
H Women's White Canvas Oxfords . $1.25 to $2.00 ga
H Women's Black Oxfords, . . $1.50 to $3.50 ||
1 Children's Oxfords and Barefoot Sandals B
fa Men's Work Shoes, black or tan, soft uppers with welt soles, ||
H a fine easy Shoe, at $3.50 ||
H Men's and Boys' Canvas Shoes . $ 1 .40 and $ 1 .50 3
Roy l_v. Rumsey, >|?r;oprictor -'ivS |||1 k±3
THE IMPERIAL DRUG CO.
Ha» jupt received the Inrgeat and best assortment of
.... Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Talcum and Face Powders. . ..
pver brought into the Valley. The same old story : Large fhipmentfl of
the best quality of goods. Mentis low Helling price*.
DRS. HOLTZMAN, Druggist* and Opticians
The Bank is Next Door to Us
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EL CENTRO, CAL.
The Pioneer Hotel of El Centro
Headquarters for working men and farmers
Clean beds and comfortable rooms
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Meals 25 cents. Beds and Rooms 25 cents and up
Mrs. S. I. Masten, Prop.
Livery teams furnished when desired. Uraying and hauling done.
(j| r ~^ J ' ' / ■ ' rr ~ ' ' ' ' cc ~ ' ' '
I Walter A. Wood
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Machines «" Implements i
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j Plows and Cultivators j
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