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FRANK WIGGINS HOME AGAIN. THE POPULAR SECRETARY OF THE LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RETURNS FROM HIS LABORS AT BUFFALO. RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT IN A VERY SUBSTANTIAL MANNER. Frank Wiggins, tne popular secre tary and manager of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and his wife, having spent the season on duty at the Pan-American Exposition at Buf falo in a manner to call forth the hearty approval of the business men of Southern California, have returned home to receive a hearty welcome. Mr. Wiggins reports that the expo sition, as an exposition, was a grand success, but that as a business ven ture it was a failure because of in competency on tne part of the direct orate. Mr. Wiggins says: "As an exhibition the fair was a tremendous success. Our exhibit was one of the drawing cards of the Hor ticultural Building. Our space was equal to any State exhibit. California FKANK WIGGINS, SECRETARY LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE as a whole occupied 35 per cent, of the building. The combined State Board of Trade and Southern Pacific exhibit occupied a space equal to that of this county. Ours was the only in dependent county exhibit. Fresno county sent a creditable exhibit, which was included in the State Board of Trade's space. "Our exhibit was the only one com plete when the exposition opened, May 1, except the United States fishing exhibit. The Los Angeles ex hibit was kept up fresh and attractive to the end. "The whole southern part of the State gets the benefit from the Los Angeles county exhibit, which cost about $10,000. In the same way the whole State gets the benefit from the exhibit furnished by the State Board of Trade and the Southern Pa cific. Lok Angeles county, however, will get the lion's snare of the bene fit, for our exhibit was one of the best known and most talked of in the wnole exposition. "We disposed of 150,000 pieces of literature regarding the resources of IMPERIAL PRESS this county. Fresno distributed hun dreds of thousands of packages of seedless raisins. The Cured Fruit Association of San Jose county gave daily a practical demonstration of the proper methods of cooking prunes. Tnus were our products advertised and the bread cast upon the waters. "Our exhibit reaped a larger bene fit for work aone and money spent, than any previous exposition we have sent exhibits to. The eyes of the East are upon this section. Thou sands of people who usually go to Flon -~ sought for information at our headquarters. '"There were more Los Angeles and Southern California people at Buffalo than from the remainder of the State. Every day there was quite a little colony of them in the Horticultural Building. I tried to take care of all our visitors." On the 20th of November the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce adopted some very complimentary resolutions on the work done by Mr. Wiggins and presented him a sub stantial testimonial in the form of a check for $1000. This was all right and proper, but Mr. Wiggins had an assistant who was also entitled to a few words of commendation in the person of Mrs. Wiggins, who proved to be a very competent lieutenant during the en tire season as the writer had occasion to Know during his brief stay at the exposition iast June. She worked early and late and very efficiently. Southern California has never had any more competent or satisfactory representatives at any exposition held east of the Rocky Mountains, and as a result of that work thou sands of people will visit this country this season who otherwise would never have seen j garden spot of the world. Prominent Merchant Going. E. Mead, a prominent merchant of Winchester, is making arrangements to take a trip to Imeprial with a view of settlement there should the pros pects warrant the move. — Riverside correspondent of the Los Angeles Herald. Representing a Colony. Hon.. Sam Webb, of Phoenix, ar rived at Hotel Gandolfo yesterday morning. Mr. Webb with two sons are on their way to the Imperial country on a tour of investigation, representing a colony of Salt River valley ranchers. — Yuma Sentinel. With Money and Supplies. Mr. Lathrop and friends, who have purchased 1,100 acres of land at Im perial, left for that section today with money and supplies to make extensive improvements. — Fullerton Correspond 2nt of Los Angeles Times. Newspaper Consolidation. The Imperial Farmer, published montaly at Los Angeles, and the Im perial Press, published weekly at Im perial, have been consolidated and will hereafter be issued at Imperial J. JEPSP & SON Wholesale Manufacturers of HARNESS Saddlery Goods, Farmers' Supplies, Stockmen's Outfits Best Goods Lowest Prices 116, 118. 120 S. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES, CAL. John Wigmore & Sons Co. HEAVY HARDWARE MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES Belting, Packing and Tools LOS ANGELES, CAL. SEPTEMBER CIRCULATION OF THE Los Angeles Times FOR 12 YEARS. The following figures show the daily average number of copies printed, cir- culated and sold by The Times in the month of September, from 1890 to 1901, inclusive, a period of twelve years : DAILY AVERAGE SEPTEMBER, 1890, 6,7 7 2 SEPTEMBER, 1891, 9,177 SEPTEMBER, 1892, I 0,0 7 6 SEPTEMBER, 1893, I 2,2 4 I SEPTEMBER, 1894, 12,7 0 8 SEPTEMBER, 1895, I 5,4 0 I SEPTEMBER, 1896, I 7,6 7 0 SEPTEMBER, 1897, 2 0,0 6 0 SEPTEMBER, 1898, 2 4,5 4 2 SEPTEMBER, 1899, 2 4,5 5 8 SEPTEMBER, 1900, 2 6,7 3 7 SEPTEMBER, 1901, 30,1 59 At the time of the assassination of the President several extra editions were printed, none of which are included in the above figures for September, 1901. The average circulation of the Sunday Times for each Sunday of September 1900, was 37,393 copies and for September 1901, the average was 46,700. The circulation of The Times is growing faster than at any previous period in its history. The Times also prints a greater number of pages and more reading matter than any other daily publication west of the " Rockies." weekly with Ed. F. Howe as editor and manager. The consolidated pa pers will be a power in building up imperial, for Ed. Howe is a boomer of the first grade and an indefatigable worker. — Redlands Citrograph. Ventura Agency. W. E. Wilsie has formed a partner ship with John H. Reppy of Ventura, the new firm having the agency for the sale or Imperial lands in Ventura ounty. — Nordhoff Ojai. The First National Bank. A charter has been granted for the First National bank at Imperial and the institution will be goinj within the next thirty days. The tract of land of which Imperial is the center now has nearly a thousand inhabi tants. It is estimated that there will be fully 25,000 acres in crops by spring. — Oceanside Blade. Directing Improvements. Jacob Stoner is at Imperial directing the improvements on his property which has recently been placed under irrigation by the partial completion of the big canal. He will be away a month or more. — Corona Courier.