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Holton-lnterurban Railway Company
No. 1. Lr.ivf Holtville 7:» . -i. m. dally except
No. 3. Lo.itp llottville 1:30 p. m. dall? Includ
INo. 2. Leave Et Centro9:oo a. m. daily ex«ept
.No. 4. I<oare El Centre 3:00 p. m. daily includ
What made Milwaukee famous? The
Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes. C. W.
'Fernaid, agent, Imperial.
\ Arthur Edgar, of the Edgar Bros., was
.an Xl Centro visitor last Wednesday.
He was showing the Valley to a friend
and so he brought him to' 1 where there
was things doing.
You won't have to keep many sows to
•raise all the pigs you want if you will
get a start of Durocs from Porter N.
.Ferguson, Holtville, Cal.
M. W. Conkling, an attorney from Los
Angeles has been in the Valley several
'davs'visiting with hie old friend, J. C.
Blackinton. Mr. Conkiing is interested
in a contest on some land west of Sils
boe and was quite anxious to learn in
regard to the cutting back of thechannel
•of Now river and as to whether that
particular laud was drained.
Hop vines grow taster and make more
•rihade than any other.praiit in this cli
mate. E. R. Fairbanks at Imperial has
'them all rooted and ready . to grow.
Price 50 cents per dozen.
The committee having charge] of* the
•damage claim' matter for those "whose
lands have been overflowed during the
past year, is anxious to get the matter
•closed up as soon as possible. They
therefore have set Saturday, May 19th,
as the last day on which they will ac
cept claims. They are desirous of get
ting the matter initiated as, soon as pos
;sible in order, that headway may be
made toward enforcing the claims.
I have 160 acres of unimproved land
near El Centro that is an ideal place, for
cantaloupes and grapes. The land js
level and very 'choice. Don't fail to
look this up if you want quality. Bert
R. Chaplin, Imperial.
J. 'II. Walden,.of Thermal, made a
pleasant call at our office last Wednes
• day. lie is in the Valley inquest of
work horses, and to look over the pros
pects of our prosperous community.
Mr. Walden is a real estate dealer at
his home town and of course thinks
"Thermal has advantages peculiar to it
self, but he was much impressed with
I substantial buildings and the solid
progress of El Centro.
"\X/A IMTPn a^ o " ce> 100- brick lay-
W AIN I EU erg) 35 carpenters, 15
plumbers, 31 dairymen, 75 cantaloupe
men, 800 farmers, 150 laborers, 225 clerks
lots of Missourian&i with long whiskers
.and hair to cut, at the El Centro barber
isliop. Satisfaction guaranteed.
W. 1 E. Downing; Proprietor.
L. M. Lyon, the head of the L. M.
Lyon Co., the greatest cantaloupe dis
tributors in the World, arrived in El
Centro on last Tuesday. He comes to
stay in the Valley all summer and will
divide his time between Holtville, Braw
ley and this town. Naturally Mr. Lyon
~* is very enthusiastic over Imperial Val
ley and the cantaloupe business, but be
says that asparagus, onions', sweet po
tatoes ; in fact, just lots of things will
pay the farmers big money. No man
is better posted on the markets of the
United States and what kind of products
they will take than Mr. Lyon. It is a
great advantage to our people to have
such a man as Mr. Lyon interested with
them. Our farmers can produce the '
crops in great abundance and Mr. Lyon
is just the man to find the markets.
.Such , a combination is bound to be a
Will be open noon Saturday,
April 28th, 1 906
Home cooking. Everything new
and clean. Good food and good
service. Peterson building,
opposite Opera House.
Mrs. Lizzie House,
Don't forget the festival next Tuesday
night. A good time is assured you.
Don't forget Charley Fernald at Im
perial has a fnll line of new Milwaukee
Mowers and Rakea, and can fit you out
cheaper and better than anyone.
I.L. Wihou, the rustling real estate
man from Imperial, is an almost dally
visitor to El Centro. His Advice to all
who want to buy or trade for ' Imperial
Valley lands ts to "See Wilson about it"
but when he wants to show where the
greatest business and most active devel
opment is being made he has to bring
his people and "See El Centroaboutit."
The building of El Centro helps every
town in the Valley fend almost every
man in it.
Fine 3-year-old mare, weight 1100 lbs.
Price $85.00. Enquire of C. \\\ Fernald,
Mr. J. W. Bragg, of Calexico, made a
trip to Hanlon's Heading this week to
take the school census, Manlon's being
in Calexico school district. He Bays
the new headgate being built at Han
lon's is a "crackerjack," and will surely
control the Colorado, /when the rest of
the works are completed and the water
turned through it. He also reported
the river as rising. It was marking 25
feet on the gauge at Yuma on last Tues
day evening. '
New stock of millinery at Mrs. L.
Mrs. W. Annabel, qf Imperial, was a
visitor in El Centro Thursday. She
formerly had charge of the Commercial
dining room, but had closed it out, and
is intending to visit on the coast this
summer. She says if she apd her hus
band c6me back to the Imperial Valley
they will most likely settle in El Cen
tro. She was very favorably impressed
with the way things are moving. She
had not realized there was so much ac
tivity anywhere in the Valley.
Extras and repairs for Milwaukee
Mowers and Rakes in complete stock is
carried by Charley Fernald'the Milwau
kee agent at Imperial.
I). Hi Chaplin, the general agent for
the El Ceiftro Land Co., kept the Press
machinery pretty busy the first of the
week turning out some very effective
advertising matter regarding El Centro.
On the back of thousands of envelopes
was printed a carefully compiled table
showing where more than $200,000 was
being expended in buildings arid im
provements in El Centro. The same
table wiH be found in his advertise
ment on the first page of this paper.
Ed. E. Boyd Realty Co. says the 5*
and 10 acre tracts at Holtville selling
at 3 or 4 hundred apiece are going.lik<r
hot cakes. /'- : >k~ , i
The ladies of El Centro are going to
entertain all who may come next Tues
day night at the Hotel El Centro with
music, -amusement, cool drinks and other
refreshments; They are taking a great
deal of pains to do themselves proud
and you will certainly miss a genuine
treat if you do not come. They expect a
full house and will see to it that you are
made welcome and happy. The pro
ceeds are to be used to better the religi
ous services at this place and the cause
is worthy any effort you may put forth.
The moonlight festival Tuesday night
at the Hotel El Centro promises to be a
very successful affair. You are invited.
The' sidewalk construction crew begun
last Monday to lay the sidewalk along
in front of the Holt block and the Valley
State Bank building. That has made us
get into our office from the back door
and caused us to walk a board to reach
the front door from the street. In a few
dayß more we will have cement side
walks completed in front of our office
and before very long an electric motor
will run our presses. There is nothing
too good for the Pukhs and all good
things come to those who live in El
160 Acres fine soft land all improved
has been in barley, no water stock
small house. $1600. Bert R. Chaplin
From conversation with parties who
came direct from the Salton sea we learn
that it is mining at the rate of three
inches per day and has be^n for some,
time. It is estimated that it will reach
the government date farm at Mecca in
about nine mouths time if it continues
to rise ut its present rate. Ah the date
farm is some ten feet or more above the
Southern Pacific track for about 45
miles it will be seen that it will be- the
Southern Pacific's move first. With
the larger Hoods of summer coming it is
likely this rate of line will be maintained
in the Salton if not increased. The
channel cutting .1 hat is going on in this
Valley is helping the rise in the Salton
by adding several thousand cubic feet of
dirt per second to the How of the water.
80 acres of the best soft sandy land
with BOshares water stock. This land
can he put in a crop for $3.00 an acre.
Four miles nortfi of Holtviile. Price
$20.00 an arre on terms. Bert It.
Chaplin, Imperial, Cat.
The PnESa office is letter equipj>ed
for doing Job work than any office in
the Valley. We are. in a posiiion to
turn out work on short notice, and we
can do it right too. No matter what
you have in mind to print, bring it in
and let us help you out, and give an
Ed. E. Boyd Realty Co. says the 5
and 10 acre tracts at Holtville selling at
3 or 4 hundred apiece are going like
J. Stanley Brown is busy these days
getting his large consignment of ma*
chinery set up. He reports a brisk
trade in that line, and looks for a large
business in the fall, for which he is pre
paring, so as to meet any demands that
may be made upon him in the hard
ware and machinery line.
Singer Sewing Machines are the best.
See Teller, Imperial, Postoilice building.
- J. M. Witman, the plumber, was up
from Imperial Thursday. He says ev
erything for the El Centro water works
is ordered, and work will soon be com
menced on the system. Everything in
connection with the water works has
been carefully looked after by Mr. W.
T. Bill, which is an assurance that we
will have the best water system in the
Valley, when it is fully 'installed. The
plans have been laid out so there will
be no dead water in the pipes at any
point of the spsteni.
Teller, Singer agent, Postoffice .build
From Our Regular Correspondent.
JW. B. Richards left Monday for a
business trip to Los Angeles and River
Arthur Edgar, the rustling imple
ment dealer of Imperial was doing bus!
mess in Holtville Monday. -
Dr. Llmendorf left Tuesday for Los
Angeles for a short sojourn, and will-be
missed in Holtville'duriug his absence.
M. P. Harris, C.Titus. Louis Knapp-j
ly and Fred Baker drove over to Calex
ico Sunday and enjoyed a pleasant ride.
President Peck, of Imperial Water
Co. No. 7 was in town on Tuesday at
1 the regular board meeting of the com
■* Sam Webb and wife left Tuesday for
San Diego, where they will remain a
few days, expecting to return on Satur
Imperial Water Co. No. 5 will hold
Jieir regular monthly board meeting on
Saturday May sth, in their offices at
President Schee, of Imperial Water
Co. No. 5, was doing business in Holt
ville Tuesday, and drove from here to
Imperial on the same day.
C. Titus has sold his blacksmith shop
and business to Fred Smith, who will
continue the business and serve the
former patrons of Mr. Titus.
Rev. and Mrs. F. A. Leak returned
Monday from Brawley, where they held
church services on last Sunday, and in
the future they expect to bold church
services there on the last Sunday in
T: , ,
J. \. laggart has begun the erection
of a new building south of the one he
has been occupying, and be will use the
same for a pool hall. He expects to get
moved into his new quarters in about
L. M. Lyon of New York City, who
has contracted to market the cantaloupe
crop for the Producers' Association, is
in Holtville looking over the situation
and is very much pieased with the^ros
pects for a large slrpment of canta
loupes from this point this season.
Will Close Down For The Summer
Sidney Blackmail, foreman of the
brickyard here, informs the Tribune
that tho yard will shut down on or
about May 15th. There is only oiie
more kiln of brick to In? burned and
this will be ready to burn the Hist of
Mr. Blackmail has had charge of the
yard for several months. While he has
liad charge about one million well made
brick have been turned out. These
have beeu used at El- Centro.
A large force of men are now at work
and every thing is being rushed ho as to
complete the contract before the hot
weather nets in.— Holtville Tribune.
A Pleasant Affair
The May-Day Shirt waist Ball given
last Tuesday night In the new store
rooms in the Holt block was a splendid
affair in every way. Young people
from all over the Valley were in attend
ance, making a total of nearly sixty
couple. A number of people were up
from Imperial, coming in a hay wagon,
making a merry party indeed.
Good music was furnished and the
floor was pronounced by the dancers to
be first-class. Everyone had a good
time and El Centro's initial ball was
an event to be rememberered by those
The ladies ef El Centro and vicinity
are planning to give what promises to
be a very delightful social next Tues
day evening on tbecolonadeof the Ho
tel HI Centro.
, A variety of attractive 'eat urea are
There will be v musical and literary
program given at 8 :30 p. in.
Ice cream will be served on the colo
nade, and in the office, the entire even
ing except during the program.
A fortune telling booth will be anoth
er important feature and will be in
charge of a sooth-saver of much wisdom
and long experifiiice in his art.
At another' booth yon may have your
picture taken while you wait.
Refreshing drinks will be served to
all guests for the asking.
Come one and all, ami we shall en
deavor to see that you do not regret it.
Incidentally the proceeds are to go to
the improvement of church services in
Committed ox Entertainment.
Superintendent Travers has had all
store rooms of the Hotel El Centro fitted
with screen doors and transoms this
week. } }\i
Preaching Services in El Centro First
and Third Sundays of each month- at
2:30 p. m. All are cordially invited to
Attend. Rev. A. H. Croco, Pastor.
v Preaching in the Hotel Franklin every
Second and Fourth Sunday of the month.
You are invited to attend.
/ Rev. J. F. Tout. Pastor.
My five room cottage in Imper-
ial situated on 6th and H Sts.,
two blocks from business center
Yard well fenced and 30 shade
trees, ornamental vines, shrubs
and greenery, chicken corral and
outhouses. One of the coziest
places in the town. Will rent
for $10.00 per month till next
October to right party. Apply
to F. G. Havens, Press office,
El Centro, Cal., or B. R. Chap-
Inquire the price of those red pigs
that Porter N. Furg.ison, Holtville, is
offering for sale.
160 acres of choice garden land adjoin-
ing Brawley belong unconditionally to
all of God's people. Send your God \
given title. Your spiritual not your
temporal help is needed. Address only,
The Grace Glory Grounds, Brawley, Cal.
80 acres all to young alfalfa autf t '
looking good, will sell at $30 .r. r .^old'
within the next few weeks, andvAif^.
this farm is all fenced, good soil, weV:
located, go and look it over. SeeWfjij |
II! FOR SALE^ll^l
H Thirty head ot good milk cows j]
jj Price $1000 cash, or $1400 on |
i| installment payments aj/follows j]
S $200 cash and $100' j^ri- month S
I until paid. "G t ' >^" S
U Address It) L; $tJePHENS J
l! ' Y RtVerside, Cal. jj
[ \ Classified Liners
Liners under this heading will be in-
serted for 5 cents a line each insertion.
4 horse wagon, good as new. Address
C. F. Perry, Ileber, Cal. a-28tf
FOR SALE— Ten thousand date palms,
Imperial Valley grown and very large.
About 3000 are 4 feet high and over,
rest large and thrifty. For sale in
lots to suit. Enquireof F. O. Havens,
El Centro, or E. R. Fairbanks, Im-
FOR SALE— Large brood mares, some
with foal, heavy work horses and har-
ness, scrapers and farm machinery, at
3 C ranch, four miles west of Calexico.
FOR fcALE— Two horses for sale or
trade for brood sows. Also one Dur-
ham bull and two steers. A. R. Ab-
bott, El Centro, Cal. April 14-tf
FOR SALE— Cheap. A first-class aec-
oii(l-hand Steel Hay Press, complete.
Only been used »i short time. Inquire
at Edgar Bros. Imperial, or see C. F.
Perry, Heber. apr-7-tf
FOR SALE— Cheap, One 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. 6; will divide to suit purchaser in
forties or eighties; $13.50 per share;
all cash. Write or see F. fct? Stanley,
Brawley, Qal. n 4tf
FOR SALE— Quarter section A No. 1
lund, 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. Vf'iW take
one-half cash, or trade for work horsea
or other property if acceptable. Ad-
dress 8., care this oflice. u 4 tf
FOR SALE — A steam engine, 14 horse-
power with 150 feet belt. Inquire at.
FOR SALE— Good bailey* hay, $9 per.-?'
ton, at'H. B. Balcom's ranch near EV
WILDS — of wild turkeys (acclimated)J
Address only G. G. G. Brawley,' Cal.
Now that the Imperial Valley lands have
been withdrawn from entry I have a choice
assortment of assignments whieh do not re-
quire filing. Bert R. Chaplin.
■ ' • ' ■- ■ •.
Oflice 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,
for horses or mules. Address: Lock
Box 133, Imperial. July 22 tf
PASTURE— I can furnish grain and al-
falfa pasture for 5o head of cattle on
my ranch. 11. M. Kinne, El Centro,
; 5 stock. Will 3 pay spot cash.. Price
must be reasonable. Fuller & Aten,
El Centro, Cal. ' April 14-tf
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. Falesj Imperial,, Cal.
FOR EXCHANGE— WiII exchange 123
acre3 grazing land, with wood and
water in Ventura County," '4 miles
from fc. P. R. R , worth $1200 for re-
linqui?hnient or other property in
Imperial Valley. M. W. C., 623
' Bryson Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. d!6tf
WANTED — An apprentice girl to learn
the millinery and dressmaking busi-
ness. Apply to Mrs. L. Denny, Im-
perial, Calif. nf-3-tf
WANTED— SOO acres of bailey to har-
vest with header. Address A. S. Fell,
Imperial, Calif. • m-5-tf
MARRIED MAN (with small family)
wants employment as working fore-
man in Imperial Valley. Has had ex-
perience in ranch work of all kinds,
irrigating] handling stock etc. Address
E. L. Gregory) San Pedro, Calif.
If you don't find what you want
advertised in the paper Bert R.
Chaplin can dig it up for you.
Farm Implements For Sale. Very
little used and good as new. .Walter A.
Wood Mower and Rake for $50.00 Me
.Corinjck Mower, only used a few days,
iSft.OO^.^JVMVwuick Mower and Rake,
$85.00. Chas. W. Fer-
•^iaUl i * liat per iiVlV pa 1 .
will sell a 12
foot Deering header for
$235, and make the farm-
er able to pay for the ma-
chine. We. >now have a
machine all set up. Come
and look it over.