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What's Doing Over at the Pleasure Resort on the Shore of Blue Lake Mrs. Van Annan has moved into her new cottage in. Silsbee. Mrs. Orrick has returned to Bilsbee to live and spent part of last week visiting ■among her neighbors and friends. Mr. Sheldon came in from El Cajon Saturday, bringing little Ivy Rumsey so she could be here at the beginning o* school. Mrs. Rumsey will return to Silebee iv a short time. School will open Monday, October 2nd, with Miss Gray as teacher. The new school house will be occupied and Sils bee will be up with the procession so Car aa school facilities are concerned. The dance given by Mr. Rumsey at the hall last Friday night was well at tended and very much enjoyed by those -who participated. The hall is a very nice room, with a good dancing floor. The music was furnished by Mr. Rum* «cv with a zenophone. Quite a number of Colorado River sal mon have been caught lately in the lake and overflow. If the water recedes they will be easier to catch, as they be come hungry and more numerous in the water. During cool weather they are a very nice fish for eating. George House came down from Im perial this week to see h w hits ranch fared during the overflow. He found much of it still under water and jrreut gullies washed in it. Both stacks' of his hay is rotted and a total logs and tiis house is badly damaged. Mr. House's loss from the floods is a severe one and one that he can poorly with stand. The water in Bine Lake lias hegnn to fall again and it is going away on the laud south of Elder Canal, but most of the laud there is still covered with wat •er. The long continued floods have been a Berious drawback to many peo ple, as it han kept them off their places for several months. Some of the home steaders .tre applying to the government for leave of absence cm account of the overflow, as they cannot to tin ir places and can only ride over them in a boat. We hear of quite an excitement in Imperial over the creamery business. ■?}v ' ..■ i . ...... ' 1 ■ ■ - ■ .;: ; ■ ! ■ . '■■../r'SB u> A H ys^sm i^ffl^ l^&r wH S tJLffl »^HI CT^L iSS. l^hyy *^ ... %7iiiiniiifi!F %i "iiwi'lj 8 • il % H£ ■ ' I ■ .. ■;■■..■-. ■ ■ W ■ : ■ ■ ■ ■ ■;■ ■ ■; %* ■^?v ... ..... »^» J ■ .- ■ . ' ' ;' .; r,;*s % We have another car load of Buggies, Runabouts, Two-Seaters, and Light Farm I '.'.■■' :\s 2fc Wagons on the road. I- % FoV more than a year we have been endeavoring to persuade some of the relia- !£ •Ik ble factories to build us some jobs for use in this Valley. We finally induced S one of the larger iactories to take up this matter, and in this car which is coming, will ' Ifi tfc ; be some of the rigs which they have built especially for use in this Valley. S I We are also bringing out a number of the MONITOR DOUBLE DISC || & DRILLS. This is the only drill on the market which will sow alfalfa seed from : || the main hopper. It handles alfalfa perfectly as it does wheat, barley and other S %$ seeds. Everybody knows this is an alfalfa country, and every one is learning that H $ to plant alfalfa properly they must have a MONITOR DISG DRILL. | c several people wanting- to put in new plants. We believe that it would be better if they would arrange to furnish the farmers money to buy alfalfa seed and help them buy dairy cows. W t e need to help the farmers get into the dairy business first. Then the cream eries can go where they are most con venient and the farmers will trade where their money will buy the most. Silsbee should have a creamery, but we need a lot of dairy cattle first. In common with all the rest of the Valley, Si lsbee was visited last Friday by a slight sprinkle of rain. But our neighborhood whs the only one in which lightning struck or done any damage. During the storm a bolt struck the house belonging to J. F. Sears, just south of Elder No. 13, and near J. R. Havens* house. A number of shingles were knocked off the roof, the boards in the wall were shivered some and a glans window broken.. Fortunately the house was vacant at the time, Mr Sears and family not having returned from their HEADQUARTERS FOR Split Red Cedar fence Posts for The Best Quality In Lumber ■ ... The Most Economical Prices IMPERIAL LIMBER AND COMMECIAL COMPANY : J. E. HEBER, Manager Yards at Brawley, Heber and Imperial Main Office: Imperial, Cal summer outing y*;t. One day this week the little two year old child of Mr. J. A. Kramer, who lives near Dr. Fuller's place, 3 miles north of Silsbee, got poisoned by chewing an empty shot gun shell that had been charged with smokeless powder. It took suddenly sick with symptoms much like arsenic poisoning. There was vom iting, twitching of the muscles and cold extremities, followed by a comatose con dition. The parents gave the child sweet milk and ground mustard ai.d made it walk and keep awake. The treatment was heroic, but it was effect ive. The youngster threw up the poison and rallied from its effects and in a few days was apparently as well as could be. Got off Cheap He may well think he' has got off cheap, who, after having contracted constipation or iudigestion, ia still able* to perfectly restore his health. Noth. ing will do this but Dr. King's New Life Pills*. A quick, pleasant, and cer tain cure for headache, constipation, etc. 25c at all druggist; guaranteed. Texas Fever— A Short Statement of its Commonest Symptoms In view of the proposed importations of cattle into this Valley during the next few months, it will be well to be on the lookout for Texas fever. An | effort is being made te. have a Live Stock Inspector appointed for this part of the country, but as this matter lias" been before the Supervisors for nearly a year and the appointment has not been made yet, it behooves our people to -do the best they can to protect themselves. To this end it were well for them to familiarize themselves witli the symp toms of Texas fever so as to be able to detect it on its first appearance and then keep a sharp watch for this dread disease. For the purpose of putting before our readers the symptoms of tlita plague in concise form, we here* with append a short statement of the commonest phases of -this disease from the pen of Dr. J. C. 'Blackinton : "Symptoms— High temperature, from 100 F. to 109 according to. virulence of attack and ci rcu instances— most com mon ly 107/ p. . ; , r ; 1 'In^acu te form , fever may be detected l»y.; feeling ''the animal inside the front legs, close to the -body or any place .where the skin is thin and hair short. The heart quickens till it makes 100 to. 120 pulsations a minute. Normally the' heart pulsates 60 to 70 per minute. Respiration ranges from 70 to 120 per minute, normally it ranges from 25 to 30 per minute. Vision somewhat im baired and eyes abnormally bright. As disease advances animal staggers in walking; nose and lips pale, hot and dry; the animal refuses to eat, ceasea to chew and is constipated; fecea often hard balls often coated with bloody. IUUCUB. In this disease the color of the urine ia the most important diagnostics symptom. This varies from deep yel low to dark red, according to different stagey of the disease. This discolora tion is caused by the coloring matter of the blood being disintegrated by a mycro- parasite and through the kidneys passes into the urine. This mycro- parasite ia introduced into the animal by a species o( tick ; here it multiplies with great rapidity and thus causes the disease. This tick has been found on cattle in all southern states. . ••- The female has an oblong oval body, like a castor-oil bean ; of dull leaden, color due to blood red contents of the body showing through the cuticle. lt; rarely exceeds a half iiich in length and one-quarter inch wide, has four pairs of legs on the anterior lateral part of body, attaciied to the animal by mouth organs called rostrum, contain ing barbed dart in center, enabling it to stick tightly: Male, one-fiftieth size female, dark drown color, triangular shape, stronger, never engorged and more active than the female. It is found attaciied to the animal immediately under the anterior portion of female. As the female be comes engorged and mature she drops to the ground and lays as many as 2,000 eggs in some secluded spot. The period of incubation is about a mouth. At first the young ticks are of a liu'ht brown color, and have but six legs, but gradually grows darker. At this stage they are very active and tenacious of life: they may be kept alive six months corked up in a bottle without moisture or air. No further development takes place till they find a host, when they quickly become the perfect male and female. As they prefer to live on the thin skin. they are moat numerous on the neck and under the b**lly. .