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The Valley News
Buy Groceries at Varney's. F. H. Wales repairs shoes and har nesses. Varney Brothers, cheapest place to trade. S. H. Bryant, of Los Angeles, was in the city last Monday. There has been quite a flurry in town property this week. Rigs of all kinds, day or night, at Imperial Farmers' Store. Mr. L. E. Srack was in from his ranch Monday and paid us a friendly call. Charles and Harry Wilson, of Escon dido, were in Imperial the first of the week. J. H. Patton, of Pasadena, was in the valley last Monday looking after real estate. The Imperial Farmers' Store stage line broke the combination. Why not patronize it? Judge Mus ford is building a small office tiuilding on the corner of Eighth and Imperial. S. A. Brown, of San Bernardino, was in Imperial Tuesday looking after his interests here. T. P. Banta, the real estate man, treated his office building to a coat of paint this week. For Sale — Barley hay and Egyptian corn. Inquire of E. R. Baker, 5 miles south of Imperial. Claude and Russell Anderson, of Yuma, were in town Tuesday looking after valley property. A. W. Peasley, R. Lawley, William Driver and J. H. Hinkle, of Calexico, were in town Tuesday. Varney Bros, this week built a hitch ing rack by their store for the accomo dation of their customers. D. C. Huddleston is building a brick residence on his property on Imperial avenue between Ninth and Tenth. W. J. Mitcheli, the watchmaker, has built a new front to his new place of business corner of Ninth and Imperial avenue. Varney Bros, opened their grocery and dry goods store to the public last Saturday and seem to be enj -ying a good trade. Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Dyke entertain ed a tew friends at whist last Satur day evening in honor of Miss Nellie McPherrin. Mr. F. C. Paulin, vice-president of the Imptrial Land Company, was in town tliis week looking after the com pany's business here. Dr. T. R. Griffith had workmen com mence work on his new building on Imperial avenue, where he will open an office in the near future. R. W. Burr, Albert Rogers, G. W. Stephens, A. C. Smith and T. P. Mar tin, of Los Angeles, were in Imperial this week looking the valley over with a view to locating. Dr. Albert Rogers is in town from Douglas, Alaska, and he is so well pleased with the outlook for Imperial and the valley, that he has invested quite a considerable in town property. Mrs. T. P. Banta has returned home from an extended visit to her old home in Lansing, Michigan, where she was called some four months ago by the illness of her mother, who passed this worid while she was at home. Mrs. Banta was accompanied on her way back by her aged grand-mother, who is now nearly 93 years old. Mrs. Allen stood the trip remarkably well for one of her age, and is enjoying this beauti ful glimate immensely. It is needless to say that Mr. Banta is wearing the pleasantest of smiles. IMPERIAL PRESS For Sale: — Good one year old giant Colosol Asparagus roots. Two year old rooted table grape yines, assorted, and Jerusalem Artichokes. D. Nicoi,l. W. L. Brown has erected a meat market on Imperial avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets. Mr. Brown has for sometime past run a meat wag on in the town and throughout the sur rounding country, bvt his business has grown to such an extent that he was compelled to put in this market. For Saijs:— 6ooo Grape vines, 30,000 cuttings, Black Prince, Black Moracco, Cornichou, Flame Tokay, The Seedless Muscat, Golden Chasselas, White Frontignac and others. Mammoth Blackberries, Crandall Everbearing Blackberries. R. H. Howard, 2142 Myrtle Aye., Riverside, Cal. Miss ' Nellie McPherrin came down from Los Angeles with her brother, R. D. McPherrin, last Saturday afternoon and visited over Sunday, returning home Monday morning. Miss McPher riu is a lovely little lady and those who made her acquaintance were loath to see her leave so soon. It is hoped that she will visit Imperial again in the near future. Mr. H. W. Frieling, of the Yakima Valley, Washington, was in town this week with a party of home-seekers from his part of *he country, among whom were A. F. Stowe, A. C. Turner, C. Bayle, Geo. Halloway, Joe Kaproth, John Kitts, Frank Cranston, Dr. Jones and others. They spent a day at Braw ley looking over the land in No. 8, and Thursday they made a trip south to Calexico, and the country surrounding. The Imperial Land Co. has made ar rangements with the Press office to supply those who wish the illustrated album of the Imperial settlements to send to their friends in the east. A nominal charge of 10 cents per copy will be all that is required to secure as many copies as you may wish. You cant do better than to send several of the albums to your friends, as they are beautifully illustrated and tell so much at a glance. They will be on hand next week. Brick Brick Brick If you want brick let us figure with you. It means money to you For prices, figures and estimates call on C. J. SCHENCK, Cor. Seventh Street and Imperial Aye. Imperial Brick and Material Company Card of Thanks We wish to tender our most heart felt thanks to the friends and neigh bors, who so kindly assisted us and ex pressed their sympathy in our recent bereavement. D. Nicoli, and Family. —GO TO— MITCHELL & HOLfIAN FOR PU RNITURE A Large Invoice is Being Received Remember the place, 420 WEST EIGHTH STREET Opposite Edgar's Hardware Store. IMPERIAL, CALIFORNIA. I EIG HTH ANNUAL FA IRi P Agricultural Association District No. 22, California " J*| I To be Held in San Diego Feb. 4 to 7 I I EIGHTH ANNUAL FAIR! M Agricultural Association District No. 22, California || To be Held in San Diego Feb. 4 to 7 M Inclusive, in Snyder Block, Sixth St. between E and F |M] Wj Ample room for all and a first class exhibit guaranteed. vKJ m $2600 in Premiums M IW! This will be a splendid opportunity to see the wonderful agricultur- i|jj S& al, semitropic and mineral productions of this district, including the «s- Ml Baby Show. Grant evening entertainments with change of pro- ! ffl| Wi gram each evening. Open from 9 a.'m. to 10 p. m. Price of ad in is- ittJ 1 sioii: Single admission 25c, single tickets for children under 15 years 3&t t Mi' 10c, season tickets $1, season tickets for children under 15 years 25c. fUl', 1^! Saturday the 7th, will be Children's Day. All children under 15 IBj *«£ years will be admitted on that day lor 5c each. . • ; .^ [!] A. E. DODSON, Pres. and Gen. Supt. C. A. McDOUGAL, Asst. Supt fj) M Z. QIINCY, Secretary v^ M mi. . ■ -■••-.■ • _ :■; ' ZJm Will Re-Open After a spell of the typhoid fever from which I have partially recovered 1 will now open my restaurant again on Sunday next, January 25th, and will be ready for business from breakfast time on. I will be glad to welcome all of my old customers as well as new ones. - Walter Evans. Church Announcements On Sunday, January 25th, services will be held in the Imperial chinch as follows: 10 a. in. Bible school for young and old. Review lesson. 11 a. m. Regular preaching service with sermon by the pastor. 6:30 p. m. Y. P. S. C. E. meeting. 7:30 p.m. Soi g service followed by a brief address by the pastor. On Sunday afternoon the 25th, Rev. J. C. Hay will preach at the Blue Lake school house at 3 o'clock. Newspaper Clogs Postoffice The postoffice at Los Angeles is hav ing a strenuous time these days to dis patch second class mail matter. In ad dition to tVie large amount of first-class mail matter to sort out and route, as a result of the larye number of tourists and visitors in that city at this time, the postoffice clerks are putting in overtime handling tons of copies of the Midwinter Number of the Los An geles Times, which was issued on Jan. Ist. As usual, citizens and tourists all over tlie Southwest are mailing great numbers of this issue of "The Times" to friends — many going to re mote parts of the world. No section of the world can tell a prouder story of progress and develop ment than can Southern California for 1902, and "'The Times" has certainly told it truthfully and well, and best of all, has told it in few words and in at tractive form. Such papers do effect ive missionary work in the East and one can more correctly inform friends of the real conditions of life in the "land we love" by sending them a copy of this issue of "The Times" than by any number of letters or or dinary papers. Shade Trees for the Desert In the Imperial and Indio districts, a trial should be given the lebbek tree (Albizza lebbek), a deciduous tree from India, but extensively planted in the desert parts of Egypt. It grows rapidly, produces a dense shade and thrives in soils containing but little moisture. It will also endure, without apparent injury, the sand storms of the desert. Another strong point in their fayor is the ease with which they may be transplanted at all ages, with little danger of loss. In Egypt they are allowed to grow in the nursery row until 6to 8 inches in 'diameter and are then dug up and pruned back to desired height and size of head and planted where needed. During the first year only, do the trees require watering. The trees grow to a large size, some in cultivation meas uring nine feet in diameter. They spread in an irreyular, gnarly growth, and would do much to relieve the monotony of plantations of the con ventional and tiresome growth of iiuca lypts. Information regarding seeds may be had from the Department o* Agriculture. — Cultivator. Ladies', Misses' and children's un derware at Varney's. J. H. Diei rick has added a new show case to his jewelry store, and now has a nice dispia\ . The name of the new brick c unuauy is the 'Impel lal Brick & Material Com pany." See their ail in another Column. The telephone company is putting up telephone pole.> on r.n.-i of 'he prin cipal st reets in town. 'J he oid poles are being replaced by higher and stronger one-, and a great many ad ditional poles are being set.