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Imperial Valley Press.
At Imperial Monday Did Good Work and
Passed Off Very Pleasantly
Jn response to the call Issued by the
committee of 100 the non partisan
convention of delegates met at Imper
ial at 2 o'clock p. m. Monday and
made the nomination for the various
offices to be filled at the coming elec
tion. The convention was called to
■order by R. H. McPherrln, chairman
of the executive committee represent
ing the various electoral precincts and
after some dilatory tactics of the Im
perial delegation had been overcome,,
Mr. C. H. Day, of Brawley,'was-elect
ed chairman, and 0. B Tout, of Ca
lexlco, secretary. There was appar
ently some little discussion at the open
ing on account of the Imperial delega
tion being compelled to recognize the
iact that the other delegation would In
sist that every delegate be free to ex-
P press the sentiments of the community
which he represented. After this was
established there was very little Inter
ruption and business proceeded with
only now and . again a feeble* protest
Irom the "bunch who have always han
Early in the game It was recognized
by the delegates that Imperial's strength
S consisted of Imperial inside and Imper
ial outside. All the remaining dele
gates preferring to vote Independently
and strange to say usually voting to
gether. Messrs. Parazette, Farns
■wbrth, Benton and Wentworth, of the
\ i rriperlal 'delegation,/ lead the fight for
-the push and the uninitiated amateur
politicians and "friends from the rural
districts" were compelled to rely upon
| M W. Conkling. of El Centro; W. H.
IJBuckVof Hanion; J. F. Patton, of
Holtville. Dolph Shenkand Tom Beach,
of Calexico, to handle their end of the
There was really very little cause
lor discussion of any kind as the con
vention was of one mind as to getting
the best material and placing only men
well known and well fitted for the var
lous positions in nomination. That
this was accomplished Is well estab
lished by the many and universal ex
pressions of satisfaction heard from
residents of all portions of the valley,
El Centro neither asked for nor re
ceived an office of any kind and the
question of preference for county seat
was scarcely mentioned. No un
pleasantness marred the proceedings
and everything considered the first
regular political convention pulled off I
in the Imperial Valley was certainly!
conducted In a manner tnat reflects j
credit upon all participating.
All ot the towns of the valley were
well represented by non delegates as
well as delegates and the hotel and
restaurant accommodations of Imperl
ia) were taxed to the limit The con
vention was adjourned early in the ev
ening, allowing those present from the
southern portion of the valley to return
on the evening train. The following
candldatea were nominated:
District Attorney, Johnrtvl. Eshel
Sheriff. Mobley Meadows.
County Clerk. D. S. Elder. j
Auditor, Thos. J. Kellogg.
Treasurer, Paul Boman.
[ Recorder, John B. Baker.
Tax Collector. Thos. Harding.
Assessor, John B. Hoffman.
I Superintendent of schools, J E. Carr
EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 1907
Public administrator, E. E.Forrester
Coroner, T. J. Mitchell.
Surveyor, E H. Games
Judge. F. J. Cole
The following resolutions were ad
Whereas, The selection of delegates
to this first Non Partisan Convention of
the New County of Imperial was parti
cipated in by a large majority of the
voters of the County and
Whereas, Every candidate for nomi
nation will stand an equal and fair
chance to have his claims to oflice fully
and fairly considered, therefore be it. '
Resolved that we hereby pledge the
member* of tlii h convention and the
candidates who seek nominations at the
hands of said convention to loyally and
faithfully support the nominees of said
convention. He it further
Resolved, that wu pledge the candi
dates nominated to the utmost economy
in public itffn.it h and that they under
take tiie erection of no public buildings
of any considerable cost until such time
an it can be done without largely in
The convention at Imperial was regu
| larly called and the delegates in attend
ance were duly elected at the primaries
last Saturday and were truly represent
ative of the communities from which
they came. It took a majority of the
delegates to make a nomination, ami the
delegates went into the convention with
that knowledge and agreed to abide by
the result. The nominees of the con
vention are representative men of the
valley and altogether they make a good
showing and the delegates to the con
vention are to be congratulated on the
good work they did.
Imperial is to be thanked for its hos
pitable treatment of its guests on Mon
day. The Standard of that place, as
usual makes a loud uaise. It would
seem it has been habitual with that pa
per to object to everything. However,
the citizens of Imperial themselves as
sert that the paper does not represent
them nor their feelings, f heref >re it is
Hufe to assume the majority of the town
of Imperial is well satisfied with the re
sults of the convention. Tiie Standard
has all along insisted that Imperial did
not want any of the offices, so a great
number of the delegates were greatly
surprised when it became apparent that
Imperial was in tiie field for most of the
ofiices. The majority of the delegates
had taken Imperial at its word and
therefore gave Imperial none of the
No one from Xl Centro asked fora
nomination and none from here was
, The ticket is a good one to stand by
and it is believed will meet with very
! little opposition.
To the Voters of Imperial County
Thr»«e weeks ago 1 announced myself
as a candidate for County Recorder of
Imperial county, with the intention of
making an independent canvass for the
support of the voters. I did not intend
to no before the convention and did not,
therefore lam perfectly free to follow
my first inclinations. Hut after study
ing the perHonnel of the noinineesof the
convention held at Imperial last Mon
day and carefully estimating the qualifi
cations of each nominee, I have come to
the decision that the man chosen by the
delegates as the nominee, for County Hu
corder, is •sminently fitted for the posi
tion and in my estimation will serve the
uewcouuty faithfully and honestly and
to pursue my candidacy would Heemiug
ly now bo only to serve a pernoul ambi
tion, wherein my real deeire hu» been
to nerve in the good government of the
new county, therefore 1 withdraw from
the field in behalf of the regularly nom
inated ctmdidate. O.T. VVELLCOMK.
f oar oat of Five Districts nominate
The canditates for the First, Second,
Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial, die*
tricts have boon nominated. The
supervisor of the Third district holds
over until 1910. The nominations
were as follows :
let Dint. — H. McHarg, Calexico
2nd Dist— R. 11 . Clark, Xl Centro
4th Dist. Geo. R. Wade— Brauley
sth— Porter N. Ferguson, Holtville
Prom our special correspondent.
The Cantaloupe season Is almost
Mr. Mansfieid returned to the Val
ley Sunday evening.
Fannie Garber. and Mr. Hovley's
children left for Banning, where Mrs.
Hovley Is. Mrs. Hovley has been
quite sick but Is much better now.
Mr. D. L. Elden came in on the
train from El Paso Texas, Monday
morning, where he has been working
for the Armour Packing Co.
Henry Stahl left Sunday for , New
York. City where he will spend his
Jolley Laird and David Rudeslll.
left Tuesday noon, for their old home
in the east. They have gone to visit
the old folks at home.
Mr. Geo. O. Song and Judge
Fois, of Imperial visited Brawley
R. W*. Wills of Berkeley is again
with us for a few days. He said he
had come down to get warm. ;
Mrs. Aguota Snider and son John
have gone to their home in Venice to
spend the summer.
Tom Edgar's moved Monday to
their new home, the Johnston place.
C. C. Jones Is here for a few days
he expects to close his store for the
; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Best left Fri
day morning, for Redlands. They
will be gone all summer.
W. H. Havens was In Brawley
Earl C. Pound Is once more seen on
the streets of Brawley. He has open
ed a Real Estate office In the new
The continual harping of "de pooah"
on the subject of Calexico for the
county seat is clearly understood here.
Ah before stated in these columns, it
is merely a subterfuge with ihe hope
behind it that the £1 Centro strength
might be divided. The visit of Messrs
lienton and Weaver a few days ago
resulted in one man talking for Calexico
for the county .seat. If there was a
show it would be different but politi
cians can't work such games here.—
One thing occurred at the convention
Monday which is to be regretted. In
the course of the proceedings M. VV.
Conkling a delegate from El Centro
stepped over to the Brawley delegation
and asked what could be done to help
the people of the north end secure the
nomination of their candidates, whero
upon Mr. Mansfield grossly insulted
him. Mr. Conkling lout liin Itoud for the
moment and hit thu otiier man a severe
blow on the jaw. Friends of both par
ties interfurred and the trouble wav end
ed. Mr. Conkling immediately address*
ed the chair and apologized to the dele
gates, but the man who offered the in
suit remained sulltm and did not apolo
PI I"* FAITH A is the key to the situation in
H 1.1 FIM MUff the malter of lhc County
ll ulii mv s^ question It i$
most centrally located point in the proposed new-
county and the most convenient to reach by a Wge
majority of the people of the territory to be embrac-
ed in the new county. It is a live, growing, progres-
sive town. It holds out the hand of good-fellowship
to every community in the peerless Imperial Valley
and it asks for nothing not justified by its merits
SHIPMENT OF GRAPES
first Carload Shipment Left Here,
W. S. Corwln shipped from El
Centro a carload of grapes last Satur
day evening. They were billed for
the New ( York market. This is the
first car load lot out of the valley and
If is very significant that It went from
. Stone Bros, will ship their grapes
from this place, and shortly carload
shipments will be quite common.
From our retrularcorrespondent:
We are enjoying the pleasant weather
Our Postmaster attended the debate
at Holtville Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Thoa. Harding are re
joicing over the arrival of a new refrig
erator at the'r house, which will be
much enjoyed by them the balance of
Key. Haddock and Thurston Harding
left Monday fur a two weeks' visit to
Norwalk, where Mrs, Haddock and
children have been for some time. ;
Beginning Tuesday, July 1 6th, we will place on sale
our entire stock of Figured Wash Goods at exceed-
ingly low prices. The stock includes Lawns,
Organdies, Batistes, Voiles, etc., that sold from
12 I-2to 20 cents a yard. In order to close them
out and have the room for a big fall stock we have
priced the entire line at 8 I -3c to 10 I -2c.
at 3xi-ic. adoz.
We have two barrels to sell at this price and willl
be unable to get more at any where near this figure.
There are several styles in the lot, some plain, some
with fluted bottoms, etc., all with smooth finished
tops, making a nice drinking glass. They are regular
60c a dozen glasses. Yours for 32 I -2c while this
El Centro Department Store
EL CENTRO, CAL. ROY L RUMSEY, Prop.
Mr». Browning returned this week
from a three weeks visit to her friend
Mrs. Orriek. She is much improved in
health. Her many friends ar j glad to
have her home again.
Tiie ladies 'of the library association,
will null cream on baturdav evenings at
KuiiiHey'H Hall, for thu benefit of the
library. So while you wait for your
mail, step over and have a dish of
cream and help out the cause, as well
as satisfy your thirst those warm even
ingH, just the place to treat*your girl.
Miss Verua Havens expects to leave
in a few dayu for an extended visit to
friends in Los Angeles.
Randolph Chupman is working this
week for Mr. Tony near Heber.
Mesdamee Kramer and Harding, at
tended the meeting of the county officers
of the VV. C. T. U. which met at El
Centro Saturday. They report a good
There will be an entertainment given'
the last of this month at liumseyV
Hall, to which all are cordially invited
to attend. There will be a good time
provided for all. Ice-cream to sell, the
proceeds to go to the library fund. The
exact date will be given later. ;
Mesdauies Abbot and Longshore, are
packing grapes at Corwin's ranch thia
week. j'vr, , .:
Mrs). J. R. Havens visited with,
friends near Heber Thursday.
The \V. C. T U. will, meet the drst.
Wednesday afternoon in every month
during the hot weather. When the
weather gets cool they will meet twice
a month aa usual. . '...;,.,.