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JJo. I. L«a»e HoltTlile 1:30 a. m. dally except
No. 3. L«a"e l S r olt»Ule 1:30 p. m. dally>clnd
So. 2. Leare El Centro 9:00 a. m. dally except
No 4. Leare fifl Centro 3:00 p. m. dally Includ
Union Thanksgiving services In El
Centro Thursday, Nov. 29th. at II a. m.
List your lands with the Ira Aten
Land Co. They can get you best re
Mr. C. l/. Cook and Mr. Havener,
of Long Beach, are In the valley look
ing for land. There are quite a num
ber of land seekers coming In now and
•the number Is Increasing.
Last Tuesday evening's train brought
more than one hundred people to the
valley: Every seat in the cars was oc
cupied and quite a number had to
stand up. A good many of these peo
ple were land hunters and home seekers.
Mrs. J. Earl Strock and children
are making a three weeks' visit to her
sister, Mrs. F. G. Havens. It Is Mrs.
Strock's first visit to the valley and she
Is naturally much surprised at the cool
mornings that have visited 'us during
the past week! She expects to visit
at Thermal before returning to her
Los Angeles home.
J. W. Lindsay and family arrived
last Friday from Riverside and have
decided to make their home In El
Centro. Mr. Lindsay Is building a
house for himself on the lot next to F.
G. Havens' residence, on Olive street,
and will occupy It just as soon as It Is
-completed. He Is a landowner near
Heber and will put his tract all under
cultivation the coming seasrn. ■Jfc£i&&
H. C. Boak, of Los Angeles, is down
on a visit to his ranch six miles west
of" town* In the Sllsbee neighborhood.
Mr. Boak says there Is a great change
taking place In the public mind con
cerning this valley. Six months ago
everyone who had property here _was
looked upon as an object of sympathy.
Now one can trade anything he has
In Imperial valley for Los Angeles city
property and get his own price for It.
Herman Kunzer and family are new
arrivals In El Centro from the State of
Washington. Mr. Kunzer Is a broth
er-in-law of Mr. Fromme and has
farmed extensively for several years
in his old home State. He comes
here to make his home among us and
Is looking around for a good ranch to
rent or buy. He Is of that sturdy,
thrifty German stock who not only
make prosperous homes in our country
but who are also among our best class
Work on the opera house Is going
ahead very rapidly. The brick walls
are Just about completed, the roof
frame Is all in place and the roofing
will be put on In a few days. The
floors in the galleries were laid last
week and a great deal of the flooring
laid in the parquet. This building Is
being put up In the most substantial
manner and will be finished most beau
tifully throughout. It will not be sec
ond to any opera house In Southern
California of 'ts size.
The Immense increase In the amount
of business transacted by the Southern
Pacific at this point Is well illustrated
by the piled up condition of our freight
platform. As yet we have no depot
here and nothing but two box cars and
a platform 16x90 feet. The £ agent
lives In one box car, the other Is used
for a ticket, express and telegraph of
flee and the platform for a freight de
pot. The waiting room Is all out doors.
The Southern Pacific company ex
pects to soon remedy all this by putting
the largest and best depot In the valley
at this place.
If you have land to sell or rent come
and list with us. Ira Aten Land O.
640 acres school land in No. 5 for
$5.00 an acre. Bert R. Chaplin, Im
Kelly has a grape advertisement
some where In the paper. He wants
you to read It.
See the big barber pole at the Hotel
El Centro. This Is where you get
your hair cut and shave; get your laun
dry and take a bath; clean and up-to
date In every respect.
W. E. Downing,- Prop.
A fine 80 acre tract all improved,
50 acres alfalfa, final proof made, fine
location, price reasonable, terms. If
you want to know more Bert R. Chap
lin can tell you all about It. No trou
ble to answer questions.
The Sllsbee Sunday School will
give a union picnic on. Thanksgiving
day at Reynolds' grove, 3 miles east
of Silsbee on the Brawley canal. Ev
eryone Is Invited to bring their lunch
and have a good social time.
R. E. Wills, a former citizen of
Brawley, but now living at Berkeley,
Cal., is a valley visitor this week and
made the Press a pleasant call. Mr.
Wills has a section of land at Brawley
and Is much pleased with progress in
W. A. Jackson, special agent of the
Commercial Union Insurance company
of London, England, visited El Centro,
Thursday, in the Interest of his com
pany. He was much pleased with the
solid and substantial character of our
buildings and the self evident thrift of
Lad(es, attention! Send your name,
address and size of dress shields, also
name of dry goods "■ store where you
trade and receive free sample pair
"Canfield's" Hicks Brand Gossamar
Weight Shields. 'Address "Canfleld"
care the S. H. and M. Co., 25 South
St.. San Francisco. Cal.
The store rooms In the bank build
ing are rapidly nearlng completion.
The walls are all plastered, floors all
laid and celling finished. The glass
fronts and the rear doors and windows
are about all that remains undone and
they will be speedily completed. These
stores are already rented and will be
occupied at once.
Dr. Blackinton had his teams doing
street work on the townslte again this
week. As a result Broadway is/ now
graded Its entire length, the chuckholes
on Main street are filled up and the
sprinkling has laid the dust. They are
now busy hauling away the surplus
dirt that was taken out for the founda
tions of the brick buildings.
. The weather for the past week has
been of a decidedly wintry character
for Imperial valley. The mercury
dropped to the frosting point three
mornings In succession and thin Ice
formed one morning. Some of the to
mato vines and squash vines were
nipped and the bean vines look sick,
but nothing was killed outright.
From letters received from E. R.
Fairbanks, who went to Mendoclno
county some weeks ago on account of
his wife's health It is learned that Mrs.
Fairbanks has not improved by the
change. Mr. Fairbanks has been ap
pointed head deputy, In the county
clerk's office at Uklah and expects to
make his home in that country hereaf'
Repairs on the Holton Inter Urban
bridge over the Alamo river at Holt
vllle have so far progressed that the
trains have begun running across them
again. The first train to cross was
last Tuesday afternoon. The trains
will cross It regularly hereafter. Brick
for the buildings In El Centro can now
be brought from the yards at Holtvllle
and operations In that line will no long
er be delayed on that account.
EL CENTRO. CAL. ROY L. RUMSEY. PROP.
Must soon be planned. Something in the following list should be included in
A The Menu
Apples, Cranberries Candies
We Have— We Have— Our Apple Butter—
Nuts, Raisins, Cur- Mince Meat both comes in sizes to
rants, and Citron i n bulk and pack- suit your family.
. for your fruit cake age .. .. We have it in
and boiled cider .. nl . small glasses, also
t • Also rlum and • <i __j'x i 9il
1 err your mince in 5 and 4 I -z lp.
pies. Fig Puddings* j ars .
Men's Ready Made Suits
•I We have them — A shipment of men's and
boys' suits and also separate pants has just
arrived. ....... ,
<J We want you to call and get our prices,
which you will find are satisfactory. It pleases
us to please you. .....
<I We have Corduroy trowsers in all sizes for
boys, and they all want a pair for school wear.
<]J Your attention is also called to the men's and
boys' caps. We have them in various styles.
<fl Something for the little fellows as well as the
big ones. .......
Call and see our Black Sateen Petticoats,
which we have just received. They are pretty
and serviceable and our price is right. . . .
•I Next Week there willbe a Special Sale of
LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS-A Clearance
Sale. Most of these waists are suitable for
winter wear, and at our low prices you will
want to buy. . . * .
EL OENTRO. OAL. ' ROY L. RUM3EY. pr>PRIETOR '