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Town and County
To Rebuild Depot
The dqpot at Calexico is to be
rebuilt at once. Material is on
the ground and the carpenters
I. E. Casner has added some
handsome new fixtures to his
pool room here. Two new pool
tables have been instilled, mak-
To Make Private Survey
A. A. Henderson, of Los An
geles came in on the Saturday
motmng train. He was met by
W. A. Van Horn, for whom he
was going to make a private sur
vey. Mr. Henderson is the sur
veyor who run the lines here in
the valley for the government,
<lc?iixnated as the ''Henderson
An Orchestra Formed
An orchestra has been formed
in El Centro for the purpose of
furnishing music for parties,
concerts ' and dances. At the
present it consists of three pieces.
The members so far are: Miss
Flora Masten, piano; M. A. Stov
er, violin, and H. Wilds, cornet.
-Back From the North
Archie Robinson is back again,
this time to stay. He has been
in the northern part of the state
this last summer. Mr. Robinson
-was with the El Centro Depart
ment store and afterward with
' the Holton Inter-Urban railway
3ast winter and made many
zfriends who are glad to see him
Iliad a Pleasant Trip
A H. C. Griswold and bride re
/-turned the latter part of last
~week from their trip to San Die
:go, LaJolla, Riverside and other
•coast points. They are at pres
ent making their home at the
•rhome of the bride's parents, but
*.' as soon as they can get their new
house finished they will move to
* El Centro and make this their
The county seals have arrived
.„. _'.:and the designs are very good.
'The seal for the board of super
visors shows the valley in the
/ -foreground with a canal running
through and in the background
..are a range of mountains over
which sets a crown. The seal
• »of th 6 superior judge represents
• the goddess of liberty weighing
I Installed an Adding Machine
The Valley State Bank has in
stalled an adding machine. This
is a great time and labor saving
device, which altogether elimin
ates any possibility of mistakes.
In balancing the bank's books at
■ the close of a day's business this
adding machine will materially
lessen the work of the bookkeep
er. An adding machine has also
been placed in the banks at Braw
ley, Holtville and Calexico.
Started to Making Brick
H. H. Peterson started a force
-of men to work making brick at
i Holtville this week. Mr. Peter
son informs the Press man that
his new brick machine will be
here in about ten days and the
; motor to run it will probably ar
■ rive a couple of weeks later. This
.machine will be installed in Mr.
Peterson's yards at Holtville and
will have a capacity of 25,000
brick a day. This new equip-
ment will involve an. outlay of
over $7000 and will materially aid
in supplying the increased, de
jnand for brick in the valley.
Two Carloads of Hogs
Two cars of hogs were trans
ferred here Saturday from the
Holton Inter Urban railroad,
they having been shipped from
Holtville. The EaSteido is pro
ducing its share of pork for the
market and will continue to keep
up the pace.
Furniture for Officers
On their recent trip to LoVAn
gelcsSthc board of supervisors
made a few purchases for the
county officers. Eleven roll, top
and six flat top desks, two type
writers, a safe made by the Vict
or safe company, of manganese
steel, of one quarter million dol
lar specie capacity, some blanks
and other nccessarye.articles are
among the purchases. The fur
niture bought is plain and sub-
E. E. Forrester has just finish
ed planting five acres of beans,
one acre of sweet corn, two va
rieties and eight sacks potatoes.
He has potatoes coming up al
ready from an earlier planting.
Mr. Forrester is setting an ex
ample every farmer in the valley
should follow. A -garden patch
should be a part of every farm.
It saves lots of money and en
ables you to live better besides.
Lloyd Brown Improving
J. Stanley Brown returned
Sunday evening from Los An
geles where he had been to look
after the ; welfare of his son,
Lloyd, who recently underwent
an operation for appendicitis.
Mr. Brown says the patient is
getting along as nicely as could
be expected and was removed
from the hospital last Sunday.
Probably Mrs. Brown and the
son will return to the valley in a
couple of weeks.
Deputy Sheriff Jake Meadows
arrested a young man by the
name of Ed. M6or^ at Calexico,
Monday. He was arrested on a
warrant charging him with em
bezzling a stock of jewelry from
a firm for which he traveled at
one time. There were said to be
some diamonds in the lot. Moore
had been employed at the Del
monico restaurant at Calexico
since its opening. An officer
from Los Angeles came down
Tuesday and took him to that
place where he will be tried.
Land Office Business Done Here
The residents of the valley
should bear in mind that they
may now make their annual and
final proofs, file applications and
contests, in fact, any land office
business before the county clerk.
In requesting to make final proof
you may have same made before
the county clerk of Imperial
county at his office in El Centro.
This means a great saving to the
residents of the valley in railroad
fare; in fact' such a big saving
that the amount would go a long
way towards paying the running
expenses of the new county.
From the Forestry Station
N. D. Ingham, superintendent
of the University of California
Forestry station at Santa Monica
was in town Wednesday with
Wm. Kelly, of Imperial. Mr.
Ingham is in the valley looking
after the eucalyptus growth here
preparatory to making a report.
These two gentlemen were on
their way to D. G. Whiting's
place, south of town. Mr. Whit
ing! it is said, has some very fine
specimens of these trees. Mr.
Ingham says we should plant
eucalyptus, as California is going
to have to depeud on this wood
in the very near future.
A Good Envelope
The El Ccntro chamber of
commerce has just had printed a
lot of envelopes, across the face
of which is printed the following
words: "El Centro, county scat
of Imperial county, Cal; Califor
nia's newest county. Most pros
perous and progressive; greatest
The Calexico Bridge Fund
At the Calexico postofike there
is a subscription list for the
bridge across New river to No. G
which has already nearly $1000
subscribed. An effort is being
made to make the list as com
plete as possible and then it will
be sent to the board of supervis
ors with a petition for a bridge.
Delegation from Brawley
A delegation was down from
Brauley Tuesday forenoon to lay
before the board of Supervisors
the matter of putting a bridge
across New River to No. 8, west
of that town.' Representatives
of No. 8 and Brauley who were
present at the meeting were: F.
A. Stahl, M. D. Witter, A. C.
Brown,. Jack Bennett and W. W,
May Locate on Eastside
McLeod, proprietor of the Mc-
Leod Nurseries of San Bernar
dino, was in the valley last Sat
urday. He informed the Press
man that he was quite certain of
locating on the Eastside. If he
does locate he will put in a large
nursery stock and will grow the
most of it himself. He likes the
county and thinks all kinds of
vegetation will grow better here
than anywhere else in California.
Back from the East
vßoy L. Rumsey and. family
came, in last Sunday night from
ElCajon, where Mrs. * Rumsey
has been for 'some time past.
Mr. Rumsey was just returning
from his shopping tour in the
east, where he went to buy goods
for. the El Centro Department
store and his store at Holtville.
Roy is looking fine and , says he
is feeling just as good over his
trip to eastern parts. He inti
mates that he made some good
purchases for his stores and looks
for a big rush of business this
fall. ■ '
1 Holton, Inter- urban I
IHoltville io Bl Cetitro |
. Junction Pointjof Pacific m
Railway. Daijy passenger and 1|
service to and from Holt- j|
ville. The shipping point of the, jg
Eastside. Commutation 30-ride ||
family tickets now on sale. Time j|
H limit four. montn's. i
m Be sure you see ilhe Eastside country M
H and its fine ranches. M
May Locate Here
Mr. «md Mrs. J. M. Edmunds,
of Pasadena, and Mrs. Carter, of
Springfield, 111., have been in El
Ccntro this week looking for Im
perial Valley investments, 'they
have secured some farming prop
erty and intimate that they may
locate in El .Centre.
Bought 160 Acres
Tom Beach, of, Beach & Dool,
last Thursday sold to eastern
parties the 160 acres 3— miles
south of El Centro belonging to
Emma J. McKusick. A good
price per acre was paid for the
land and the purchasers consider
they made a good buy.
Got Fifty Days
A young man by the name of
Sam Warren was arrested by the
constable in Imperial Monday on
the charge of petit larceny. He
plead not guilty and had jury trial
before Justice \V>ber Wednesday.
The jury found him guilty and
he, was sent to the county jail for
fifty days, and was brought here
by Deputy Sheriff Jake Mead,
ows, He stole a hair belt from
Barney Bracket's i store worth
Imperial Valley lands are the best investments in the
United States today. You can't do tetter than to
•big interest on money invested while you own them,
and are increasing in value every d^y.
El Cetitrb Property
is going up. Buy now. We handle all classes of
residence and business lots.
Write to Us
We solicit correspondence. Ask any questions and
we will cheerfully answer them.
V. B. StocWwell 6t Go.
R. E. JAUMAN, '
304-306 Grant Bldg. Resident Agent,
• v Los Angeles, Cal. \ El Centro, Cal,
Board of Education to Meet
Superintendent of Schools J.
E. Carr Has called a meeting of
the board of: education for this
(Saturday), to be held at his of
fice. The coming school year
matters will be taken up and de
cided upon at this meeting.
Tabes in New Member
4 Geo. W. Nichol has bought in- t
to the firm and is now a member
of the Ira Aten Land Company.
Mr. Nichol is a pioneer of the
Imperial Valley and has fanned
here for several years, owning a
spleddid piece of land west of EX
Centro. He will add strength to
this already popular real estate
firm, and his experience will be
a great help to prospective buy-
County Auditor Resigns
T. J. Kellogg, county auditor,
handed in his resignation to the
board of supervisors, which was
not acted upon at this last meet
ing. The salary of the county
auditor is too small to warrant
anyone devoting his time to the
office and it will be merged with
either the clerk's or recorder's.
Mr. Kellogg intends to stay in
the office until the assessment
roll is made up.