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THE WATER'S WORK
IT *T. TT r> T r>\ 1 T1!T 1 ! 1
How It Has Cut Large Channels 1 hrough
the Imperial Valley
All Danger of Flood Forever Removed, and Excellent Drainage Pro
vided. Present Conditions and Future Outlook
. Clearly Stated.
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being discharged down the Alamo
channel from the waste gate at Sharps
has steadily decreased. But as this
water could be discharged through
other gates into New river, this fact
was not necessarily significant; but the
fact that the water level in Alamo
channel above Sharp's Is lower than it
was when the water volume was only
one-half as great is very important. It
can indicate nothing less than a con
siderable increase in the capacity of
the outlet from the Alamo channel by
which the flood is carried across to
New river. This question is' 1 now re
ceiving considerable - attention at the
hands of the directorate of the various
water companies. It would be possi
ble for such an outlet to drain the
water away from the Alamo channel
to such an extent as to interfere with
the valley getting water in its ditches;
and it is this possibility that is alarm
ing some of the people. The Cali-
fornia Development company declares
there is absolutely no danger of any
water shortage and insist they will be
able to not only to keep the flow in the
Alamo channel and supply this valley
with plenty of water, but will dam the
river and return it to its old channel
within ninety days.
It is stated that Mr. Cory will at
tack the Colorado river with a force of
5000 men and ample materials just as
soon as the water subsides.
Socialism Will Never Be
It is now nearly ten years ago since
the writer cast his first ballot for hu
manity (a Socialist ballot). At that
time a Socialist was rather a curiosity:
something to be looked at but feared.
They were few in number and appear
ed weaker than they really were, owing
to the great number of the unemploy
ed at the time and the resultant agita-
tion for something to be done immedi
ately. "Full dinner pail," "Poor
man's money," etc., ect.
The little handfull of Socialists that
were at that time had no press to
speak off. Their platform, though
graced with as able speakers and de
baters as ever attempted to arrest the
attention of a hungry populace, yet
were so few in number that their words
of wisdom (as later developments have
proven them to be) reached but few
of the mighty, seething throng of un
Few, if any, of these more just re
lations between human beings* which
would be a natural sequence to the
adoption of the principles advocated by
the Socialists, expected to see such
principles adopted or such relations
obtain during their lives, nor did they
hesitate to say so. Therefore the
most of those to whose attention Soci
alism was called dismissed the subject
at once feeling that if it would not be
In their time it might as well never be
and, of course, for them it would never
be. So this movement sprung into
existence as a thing that was never to
be, except to be talked about or
dreamed about, and for a , long time
never received a passing thought from
the moulders of public opinion.*
Silence, that's the word. The pul
pit, the press; the platform, both politi
cal and scientific, upon the subject of
Socialism were as silent as the grave.
Whenever and wherever a group of
Socialists became active enough to
arrest the attention of any considera
ble number of people the most active
It is reported from Yuma that the
Reclamation Service will co-operate
with the Caltfornia Development com
pany in the work of swinging the Colo
rado back to its old channel, and will
furnish them all the teams and men
they can spare. It is recognized now
that unless the river is put under con
trol the Laguna dam will be under
mined and the Yuma project destroyed.
It is also Inevitable that the Salton Sea
will rise till it covers the Southern
Pacific track for a number of miles;
and it is also equally evident that Mex
ico needs to have the river put back
where it belongs, for otherwise she
will have no water for irrigation, and
must face a big bill for damages be
sides.^ So Mexico, too, may join in
the undertaking. At any rate the Col
orado river will be sent back where it
belongs and an end put to its bad ac
tions in discharging into Salton Sea.
Whether we emerge from the fray
as a government irrigation district, at
tached to,- and part of, the Yuma pro
ject, cannot now be foreseen; but of
one thing we are certain: The river
will be shut out. Before this is. ac
complished, however, there will be
quite a fight, for the Colorado don't
submif till it has to. We will hold
their coats for them and hope to see
the Southern Pacific, Uncle Sam and
Mexico "go to it" just as fast as they
ones were imprisoned often without
charges being brought against them,
and in many ways persecuted so as to
effectually disband the special activity.
Truly enough things look as though
Socialism would never be.
But air of this was merely surface
reckoning. The real propelling force
had been overlooked. It did not seem
to occur to those who sought to crush
but 'Socialism that its development
did not depend on the agitators so
much as upon* industrial development.
The passing of the small manufac
turer and trader and the coming of the
colossal trusts in the transportation,
manufacture and trading lines was sure
to give rise to a problem that would
not down, but would press ever harder
for solution. They seemed utterly
unable to understand that if goods
were manufactured for proft that the
manufacturer would be obliged (in or
der to successfully compete with others
in the same line) to reinvest his profits
In improving and extending his plant.
And that finally success on the part
of any one of them only meant trie
crushing of competitors which means
if it means anything that one man or
one firm must dominate the industry.
Neither did they seem to think that
once this firm or man, after having
successfully vanquished his competi
tors and improved and extended his
plant to cover the field would still be
making profits and these profits would
need to be invested, or if no plan was
found to invest them they would ac
cumulate on hand as a surplus and
this surplus must finally cause the
closing of the establishment until such
time as it was disposed of. That this
all would bring on a new problem: the
problem of the unemployed, which, in
pressing for solution, would shake so
ciety to the very core.
This development has gone on; the
wealth of the nation has rapidly ac
cumulated into a few hands until one
per cent of the people own 54 per cent
of the wealth and there is in the
United States an army of nearly
2,000,000 constantly unemployed.
This is what the Socialists have been
pointing to would occur if certain
things were not done and now that it
has occurred the denouncers of the
Socialists are at last discussing the
merits or demerits of what the Social-
The silence has been broken at last.
Newspapers of every faith and following,
daily, weekly and monthly, from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, from the great
lakes to the gulf, from the remotest
ruraldistricts and from the centers of
population, all of them are discussing
this most momentous subject, some
foolishly, some wisely. The pulpiti too
seeing its congregations dwindling
away, is beginning to ask why, which
leads to the discussion of this subject.
Everywhere people talk about Social
ism these days and most people are
yet striving to find some other way,
they instinctively feeling that unless
some other way is speedily found to
solve this problem, they will be com
pelled to accept Socialism.
Socialism means that all those
things upon which the people in com
mon depend, shall by them in com
mon be owned and administered.
That a majority vote of the people
shall be the supreme tribunal and
final authority of the land, that society
shall provide opportunity for employ
ment with the best possible equipment
and guarantee to each worker the full
value of his product.
Frank A. Marek.
El Centro Bakery and Meat Market
The bakery and meat market is now
completed and we invite all to call in
and see us. Special attention will be
given to the cantaloupe packers and
growers to call on us and get your
supply of bread and meat and if you
want a pie we have it. Don't forget
the place, back of the Franklin hotel.
FARMERS— Do you want to buy a
twenty-foot-cut Combined Horse Har
vester, good as new, easy terms, and
guaranteed to give satisfaction? For
information, address Geo. H. Griffiths
Jr., Covina. Cal.
I have 320 acres of the choicest
land in the Imperial Valley
locatedjand well improved, all
fenced and cross fenced. Price
right and will give good terms.
See Wilson about it.
AHEAD OF THEM ALL jfcrjL
Coronado Tent City |
NEVER HOT NEVER COLD ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL
Opens June 1 4, 1 906. Closes During September W.-f^^^i
Coronado Tent City is located on a peninsula miming almost rarallcd with the ffs!&X^SsW
California Coast at San Diego, with the Kacific Ocean on the one side, the Bay of Iwf^^^Ki
kan Diego and the mainland on the other. " ' /&( V
Such a location combined with the unparalleled Southern California climate in- j^^^^i^l
sure all natural comiorts. The engineering and art of man have added every luxury. A^*g^s^JsMsk
Coronado Tent City, as the name indicates, is literally a city of tents, lar^e and iSr^'J^^&^^^^
small, furnished or unfurnished, with kitchen tent in the rear if desired accoxnmo- M^^^^^^L
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trie fShte free D lMlWeral water 1}i * !ed t0 each tern 5 sewerage connection ; elec- ;
Tent City Offers ;-«-;; Cost of Tents furnished We,
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telegraph connections, superior bathing- tr »c litrhts, daily care of tent and laundry K -'cSi^OTS^S&^&t^^MaN
facilities; spiended provision for the chil- of tent linen. V^^^^^^^^^^^
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concerts by the famous Coronado Tent 12x20 4 I'M low SOW IWBgg££&§Bg&mI WBgg££&§8g&m
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v r» • -w Add to the above rates ;1.50 per week or
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J em Pacific occupy iner the same tent. r - : Z' jS*%3£>i?!
Santa Fe and Salt Lake railroads and Pa- Kitchen Tents $1.50 per week: $ 4 50 per fc2&&£££L
cific Coast Steamship Co., sell excursion nionth. l^^^^^^k.
tickets to C. T. C. at reduced rates durintr Palm fnt + anoc and Rooms at the Ar- /^s§S|ii£i|«k
the season. A complete table of railroad ' aim tOttaqeS J™ f 4r those , /S^S&S^i
. rates, etc., in our 1906 pamplet. Write for it who desire them. Our 1906 literature frives /Mffij&<s&\
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Coronado Tent City literature is profusely illustrated and Contains much mo-e iili^^l^
-interesting and necessary information than is usually found in ordinary pamphlets. W^
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what it costs, amusements, helpful suggestions, ets. A postal card or a letter will CaujjUt off
bring it to you at once without any cost. Address Coronado Tent City PJer
Weight 364 Pounds
JOSHUA S. HAMMOND, Mgr. Coronado Tent City T
CORONADO BEACH, CAUFORNIA I
Or H. F. NORCROSS, Agent, 334 South Spring Sl, Los Angeles, Cal. j
The total cost of the epidemic of ty
phoid fever in Lincoln, England, last
year was $GO,OOO. The number of pa
tients treated in the hospitals was 424. •
The new British parliament drinks
half as much wine as its predecessor,
but eats twice as much, and the kitch
en committee is losing money on its
The Liverpool authorities are discuss^
Ing the making of»a regulation that the
saloons shall sell no drink to a woman
before 11 a. m. Of 7,700 arrests for
drunkenness in Liverpool last year
more than one-third were women.
A calculation based on the latest cen
sus returns shows that to proride a
pension of 5 shillings per week for
every person in the United Kingdom
over the age of sixty-five years would
require a sum of over $131,125,000 per
Stalls for the sale of fruit and flowers
will be opened shortly in the stations
of the district (undergrounds railway,
London. But no bananas or oranges
will be sold, because of the danger that
might arise from skins thrown on the
ITEMS FROM ITALY.
Italians who are unable to read or
write cannot vote.
The soldiers of Italy are given two
hours off for a nap every afternoon.
In the sixty-three penitentiaries of
Italy there are 9,042 convicts who are
kept busy at various industries.
No fewer than 100,000 Italian citi
zens use French as their mother
tongue, while 38,000 persons in south
ern Italy speak only Greek.
A village of the bronze age has been
found near Domodossola, Italy. It had
apparently been burned. Beautiful
vases, bracelets and lance heads have
Italian police have succeeded In cap
turing s band of railway thieves, most
ly Frenchmen, whose mode of opera
tion, it is said, was to chloroform and
then rob prosperous looking passengers
In first and second class carriages.
SOME FAMOUS TREES.
The elm tree planted by General
©rant on the capitol grounds at Wash
The tall pine tree at Fort Edward,
N. V., under which the beautiful Jane
McCrea was slain.
The grand magnolia tree near
Charleston, S. C, under which General
Lincoln held a council of war previous
to surrendering the city.
The great pecan tree at Villere's
plantation, below New Orleans, under
which a portion of the remains of Gen
eral Pakenham was buried.
The magnificent black walnut tree
near Haverstraw-on-the-Hudson, N. V.,
at which General Wayne mustered his
forces at midnight preparatory to bis
gallant and successful attack on Stony
Esmeralda— This is my latest photo
graph. What do you think of It?
Gwendolen — Let me have one, dear.
It's absolutely perfect Esmeralda-
You mean, spiteful thins:!— Chicago
Preaching Services in El Centro First
and Third Sundays of each month at
2:30 p. m. All are cordially invited to
attend. Key. A. H. Croco; Pastor.
Preaching in the Hotel Franklin every
Second and Fourth Sunday of the month.,
You are invited to attend.
Eev. J. F. Tout. Pastor.
All persons are warned not to cut or
remove any timber or wood from the
NE 1-4 of section 15-16-13 and the
S 1-2 of SE 1-4 of section 10- 16- IS
commonly known as the "Cole place,"
••Holton place" and -Wildcat Slough/
F. J. Eddy.
I have 160 acres of good land in
Water Co. No. 1 and 160 shares of
water stock all for $20 per acre.
Cash payment of $500. Pay the bal
ance in work, leveling and putting in
crop on adjoining land. See me at
once. D. H. CHAPLIN,
El Centro, CaL
The Imperial Drug Co. sells it, whole
sale and retail.
Wheat for your chickens. Desert
Grain Co., Imperial.
Imperial Drug Co's Philadelphia Ice
Cream ; the kind that's good.
If you don't find what you want
advertised in the paper Bert R.
Chaplin can dig it up for you.
Notice to the Public
Notice is hereby g-iven that the undersigned
citizen of the United States is in possession of
the tract of land described as the N. J4 of Sec
36, Tp. 15 5.,14 E., according to the survey of
these lands made in 1900 by the Imperial Land
Co. and commonly called the Imperial Survey.
Application has been made for entry, which is
now pending" in the United States Land Office
at Wasninfton. This land is known to be
vacant and unclaimed public land, as the
School Section 36 in this township has already
been located by the proper Authorities and is
situated 2 miles East and \Z mile north of
the lands occupied and claimed by myself.
I hereby certify that there is no other claim
or occupatian to said lam! except mine, and that
I have been in possession of said land for
more than one year. I also certify that the
necessary reclamation work has been done,
and that it is my bona fide intention to enter
said land as a desert claim as soon as the
resurvej- of these lands, provided for by the
Act of Congress of July Ist, 1902, Statutes at
Large, Vol. 32, part 1, page 725, is completed
and the map properly desrribingr these lands
filed in the United States Land Office at Los
Angeles, California, and the lands opened for
Signed : L. V. SISSON.
Witness: L- E. Cooley.
Dated at Santa Ana, California, Jnne 12, 1906.