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Imperial Valley Press.
A FRAUD ON ITS FACE
Either a Forgery or Purchased Signature
The promised sensation prefaced by
the Imperial people some three weeks
ago has been sprung, but like most of
the roguery planned by the Imperial
push Its fraudulent character appears
upon Its face. The great sensation
which was promised as early as July
Ist consists of a letter dated July 18th
from one. T. P. Roberts, who styles
himself business manager of the NUier
Brewing Co., to his brother here In
the valley and purports to rehash cer
tain conversations with Mr. W. F. Holt.
The letter Is a fraud on Its face.
Nobody would write a letter to his
UNCLE SAM DOES
Calexico Station Collected $20,033.
43 On Imported Goods During
The United States Custom
house at Calexico has become an
important station in Uncle Sam's
business. The figures given be
low show that the officers of
the government have collected,
during the fiscal year ending
July Ist, 1907, over $20,000 on
goods and stock imported from
Mexico. The records are also
kept on goods exported and the
Rvalue of these during the same
time reach the enormous total of
This shows an active- and in
creasing growth of trade from
this section with the republic of
Mexico. Calexico is bound to
become the "El Paso of South
ern California" if this rate is
Ralph Conklin, collector for
Uncle Sam, is kept busy all the
time attending to the govern
ment's business. He has con
ducted the office in a manner
highly appreciated by the peo
ple on both sides of the line and
is deservedly popular as a result.
Mr. Conklin has been consid
ering an offer that would great
We have opened a Real Estate Office in the
Hotel block, and are ready for business.
We can sell you . . .
Farm Lands and Town Lots
We have an excellent list to choose from
and can get you as good a buy as there is
in the valley. If you want
. . . To Sell . . .
Your property, list it with us. We are in
touch with prospective buyers and will be
able to dispose of property quickly.
CALL AND SEE US IN OUR NEW OFFICE
BEACH & DOOL
EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA
EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, JULY 27. 1907
brother and sign his name business
manager. It Is also too particular.
It sets out with too great particularity
the contents of another letter which
the writer pretends his brother has
written to him. If his brother had
written such a letter It would not have
been necessary to re-state the contents
This letter Is either one of two
things: It Is either a palpable forgery
or else It Is a put up job for which the
Imperial push have paid a considera
tion. But It Is such a palpable job
that they have paid to much for It, no
matter how little they have paid.
ly increase his income, but the
Chronicle is glad to announce
that he is too much in love with
the Imperial Valley to make the
change at present and will re
main at Calexico.
Following is the table that
shows the business that was
handled thru his office during
the year ending July 1 :
Value of merchandise export
ed through U. S. custom house
at Calexico station for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1907:
Ist half Dec. 31, '06 $322,686.84
3d half June 30, '07 307,207.53
Total exports, $629,894.07
Value of merchandise import
ed at Calexico station with duty
Ist half 43,155.30 duty 10,412.35
2d half 150,264.00 duty 9,621.08
Total $193,419.30 $20,033.43
Branch Office in El Centro
The enterprising firm of Beach &
Dool has opened a branch office in El
Centro and an attractive advertisement
appears in the last issue of the Press
to that effect. Mr. Beach Is in charge
at that place and has with him L B.
Mooay. formerly with the California
Development company and a young
man of ability and hustle. — Calexico
Ice cream Is a food. Try it for
your noon meal, at the drug store
A Bad Man Captured
A wild and wooly Mexican
created Home excitement in Ca
lexico last week. He cut a man
severely in Mexicali T ue^da
night and fearing the authori
ties made a bold attempt to
shake the desert dust from his
shoes. His scheme involved
He first induced a young Mex
ican girl, niece of Juan Domin
guiz, to steal $150 from Mrs.
Dominguiz. He then went to
the livery stable and hired a
team stating he wished to drive
to El Centro. Taking the team
he drove with all his might for
the main line, with the girl and
her baby, catching the train and
deserting the team.
When the team did not show
up Mobley Meadows became
suspicious and decided that the
team was stolen. H« immedi
ately wired ahead of the train
and the couple was captured at
Deming, New Mexico. Mead
ows brot him back and after an
examiantion was taken to San
Diego where he will stand
The man has a bad appearance
and his influence over the girl
who has been living with him
makes her fear him.
You had better buy an El Centro
lot now before the prices go up*
There is no better investment In the
country today than a resident or busi
ness lot in the town that does things.
El Centro Land Co. See the agent
at the office. 15tf
Messrs. Leroy Holt and Ar
thur Edgar were here from Im
perial Saturday trying to see
why Calexlco favored El Centro
so strongly for county seat. Mr.
Edgar had the nerve to offer to
bet that Calexico would not de
liver 50 per cent, of its vote to
El Centro, which proposition
did not have to wait ten seconds
for a taker.
Mr. and Mrs- J. M. Eshleman
left Sunday for Los Angeles.
Mrs. Eshleman went on to Ber
keley to get together the house
hold belongings and will return
shortly to establish their per
manent home in the valley.
Mr. Eshleman lias returned to
take up his campaign for Dis
F. A. Ingeison was taken
suddenly ill while attending the
convention in Imperial st Mon
day. Upon returning hh O me he
became worse and Saturday
night he was taken to Los An
geles where an operation was
performed. At last reports he
was resting well. His many
friends in Calexico are sorry to
learn of his trouble.
See H. C. Criswold. the farmer
agent, about selling your land for you.
. In Explanation
Owing to a disappointment in one of
my contributors failing to furnish copy
at the time promised it was impossible
to get out the July number of the Im
perial Valley Magazine, but the August
number will be off the press in a few
days and ready for distribution. It is
no small work, this mutter of publish
ing a magazine and especially are there
many trials encountered iii getting out
a first number. The people are enthu
siastic about the magazine. I have
met with flattering encouragement, se,.
curing twice as much advertising for
the first number as I expected and there
is no reason why tin* publication cannot
be made a means of exploiting the re
sources and advantages of the great Im
perial Valley in a manner hardly pobßi
ble by any other channel. Tit's delay
lias been more disappointing to me than
it could possibly be to anyone else and I
only ttsk that the public be patient for a
few days more and the magazine will
be ready for distribution.
T. J. BOYD, Publisher.
We have the finest sanl*ary foun
tain In the Valley. Valley Drug Co.
W. F. HOLT'S STATEMENT
In Regard to Letter Read by Judge Farr at
His Meeting at Brawley Thursday Night
It is an old trick by parties doing dirty and dishonest politics to
spring letters and telegrams at or near the end of a campaign which
have been fixed up for the purpose. The Imperial "Push" are evi
dently getting more desperate and willing to resort to any dishonest
and disreputable methods to gain their end. The people of this valley
are too intelligent and fair minded to be misled by any such shallow
trickery. Judge Farr in his speech at Brawley, Thursday night read a
letter which he claimed had been written by a man by the name of
Roberts. THE STATEMENTS IN THIS LETTER SO FAR
AS THEY REFER TO ME ARE FALSE AND UNTRUE
IN EVERY PARTICULAR. I NEVER MADE ANY SUCH
STATEMENTS TO THIS MAN ROBERTS OR TO ANY
ONE ELSE and I believe this letter is a fixed up scheme planned
and gotten up purely for the purpose of trying to mislead the voters of
this valley and is only another of the many dishonest and crooked
methods of the Imperial "Push" and goes farther to show that they
a re willing to resort to anything to mislead the people.
W. F. HOLT.
MeeMngs •will be held and speeches
delivered on the Issues Involved in the
campaign at the following places and
Holtville, Thursday evening Aug I
Calexico, Friday evening. Aug 2d.
. Silsbee, Saturday evening, Aug 3d
El Centro, Monday evening Aug 5.
Good music will be furnished and
everyone Is invited to attend.
El Centro Campaign Committee.
T. B. Blanchard, Secy
This much advertised brand of underwear is specially
suited to this warm climate. As the name indicates it is knit in
openwork pattern that assures coolness an comefort. We
have it in white only. Price, shirts or drawers 50 cents.
New Lot of Dry Goods
We received a nice lot of dress ginghams prints, dimities,
in a great variety of patterns. Also new additions to our
hoisery slock, muslin underwear etc. We have some light
weight ginghams that are especialiy nice for boys waislts, chil-
drens dresses etc.
Don't forget our Bargain Sale
of Summer wash goods. We are selling the whole line at
greatly reduced prices.
15 and 20c. goods at * 10^
1 2y % and 1 sc. goods at 8 i;j
El Centro Department Store
EL CENTRO, CAL. ROY L RUMSEY, Prop.
Wouldn't it Make YOU Mad?
If you had cal'ed a convenclon your
self and promised every office on the
ticket and then the other fellows cap
tured the convention and you didn't
have a look In? Wouldn't it make
A man or woman capable of doing
subscription soliciting for the Imperial
Valley Magazine in tlie Imperial Valley.
Must furnish own nieany of getting over
the country precincts. Good induce
ments. Call on T. J. Boyd at the Press
office, El Centro.