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
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
"We disposed of 150,000 pieces of
literature regarding the resources of
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
'"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
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
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
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.
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
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Best Goods Lowest Prices
116, 118. 120 S. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES, CAL.
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LOS ANGELES, CAL.
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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