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IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS
rUBUSH ED SATURDAYS. FLCGHTRO. CAL. f. C. HAVENS, Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION One Year • : • :• X* $1.00 Six Months • • .50 Three Months .25 »#"Watch the subscription date on your paper. The number of our paid circulation will be furnished on application Applied #«* admission to tlie mail a* second da«» mail mailer, at Xt Centre, California. EVIDENCE OF PROSPERITY Beginning with this Issue we resume ths publication of our paper in Its five column eight-page form. When we moved to El Centro we expected to only publish a six column folio for some time to come. This however, soon proved too small for us. The generous recognition of the value of the Press as an advertising medium, compelled an enlargement of the sheet, so last week we published six pages, ilx columns. The six page form, how ever, is unsati factory to our readers and more expensive to us, so we this week resume the issue of the Press as a five column, quarto. A glance at our columns will illustrate our point. In this Issue we are carrying about 350 column inches of advertising. Our pa per contains 720 column Inches of _. space. Of this, less than 700 Inches Is available, the rest being taken up in head, date lines, etc. It Is always the rule to give as much space to news matter as Is taken by advertisers. So it is clear, our patronage calls for an eight page paper, and we congratulate both our readers and advertisers on the fact. The more our patrons advertise, the better paper we can furnish our readers. The better paper we publish the more subscribers we will get, and the more valuable our paper will be as an advertising medium. So it is an -*nut<srxßainVai>d-^he -advertisers are an indispensable link. So here Is long -life-arid prosperity to our advertisers, arid may their tribe increase. THE WATER SITUATION The sudden raise In the Colorado river noted in last weeks issue, began to arrive in the New river and Alimo, last Sunday. At Calexico the water rose rapidly until on Thursday It reached a height several Inches above any pre vious gauge. It drowned out the Cal exico water works, greatly to the In convenience of the people of that town, and would have flooded the town Itself but for a hastily constructed levee along the railroad track. All the low lands south of the main canal in Water Co. No. 1 was covered and the canal Itself for about three miles from the head of the Dogwood lateral, west, to the big bend, was in danger for three or four days. Superintendent Farns worth gathered his clans, and by most heroic efforts kept the bank built up above the rising waters till the tide was stemmed and the waters began to fall. It was a very close call all around. The water reached Its highest on Thursday and all most at once began to fall. It has gene down about three Inches a. last report, and the canal banks are believed to be safe. Had the canal given way, the very heart of Imperial Water Co. No. 1 would have been flooded and a great deal of damage done. Plans are now already to begin the work of putting up a powerful levee to protect the canal, and this will be done just as soon as possible. Then there will be no danger of damage from the Colorado's floods, no matter when they come. On the Alamo the raise put a stop to the work that was being done at Sharp's Heading. The water got under the new splllwiy that was being put In and washed It out. It was ca/rled down the stream several hun dred feet, before; It was caught and ratade secure to trees on th« bank, with iij^3nd cables. This section of the J^^M^fA The damage t« _ Sfi^li32Bted at $1500. Concerning the conditions at the Mexican Intake and what happened there when the flood was raging, we quote the following from the Yuma Sun of March 22nd: ••George Sexsmlth came up from Imperial Heading yesterday and will remain here a month or six weeks in charge of the work of shipping material down the river and the construction of tho great dredge that Is to be built here for use on the canal. Speaking of the late high water Mr. Sexsmith says the works at the head- Ing suffered no damage "but it made us sweat blood for about six hours" to keep the water from breaking through the embankment Into the excavation where the head gate Is to be built. The water level In the river was fifteen feet higher than In the excavation and had It raised a foot or two higher It would have been all up with the head gate." The magnitude of the work of build ing a dim across the Mexican Intake is suggested by the fact that a railroad track Is to be built on piles across the river for conveying earth from the bank to be thrown on the brush foundation of the dam. This railroad Is to be a mile In length. Holtville Happenings Dr. E. A. Lee. of Los Angeles, was in Holtvllle Monday and Tuesday of this week making the final arrange ments for the purchase of a fine quart er, section from J. V. Taggart and wife. A. Randolph, of Los Angeles, was in and around Holtvllle the first part of this week buying stock for the Los An geles market. The dance given by the Holtville "Alfalfa Club" was a very enjoyable affair and was largely attended by the young people of the east side; also sev eral from Imperial and El Centro. Fred Bayless left for Los Angeles Wednesday where he expects to make, his future home. He will be missed by his many friends in Holtville. The Holton Power Co. Is working a large force of men puttin? in a new % headgate at the head of the power canal and expects to have the same completed in about two weeks. The electric power plant is rapidly nearlng completion and In about another month electricity. will be In use on the wires of the company and the electric light ing service will be greatly appreciated. H. A. Wright and wife of San Fran cisco are registered at the Hotel Almo and will spend several weeks here while Mr. Wright attends to the super vision of the placing of the water wheel and other machinery now being Install ed In the plant of the Holton Power Co. C. L. Hayes of Redlands arrived In Holtville Wednesday and will spend a few days looking after his interests In W. F. Holt accompanied by Geo. A. Parkyns, W. L. Brent and C. F. Heath were In Holtville Wednesday looking over our growing town and looking up our prospects for promot ing further Industries. Mr. Holt Is-the promoter and owner of our leading In dustries and Ceo. A. Parkyns Is owner of much valuable land In Districts No. 1 and No. 5. * The Holtvllle brick plant Is working to their fullest capacity at the present time and are now burning a kiln of 275,000 bricks. There Is a large de mand for the Holtvllle brick In all parts of the Valley as they are of the finest quality produced. Miss Cora C. Boyd was a visitor at Holtvllje"* during the past week spend ing the time with her father and broth er of the Boyd Realty Co. and looking overythe country for the purpose of making a selection of a choice piece of land on which to make a desert en try/ * Supervisor Joseph Foster; accom M^d'^bV td^rAn'dersonT'^/as"' looking over the roads and bridges of the east side Wednesday and we may soon look for some extensive and permanent im provements on the same. G. E. Hammer, of Anaheim, Calif., was In Holtvllle last week and purchas ed two fine pieces of land on which he Intends making some Improvements In the near future. M. P. Harris, who was quite seri ously HI on Tuesday evening Is rapidly Improving and In a few days will be as well and strong as before. Dr.-C. S. Lombard, who has been spending several weeks on his ranch making extensive Improvements, left Wednesday for his home in Redlands, Calif. A HISTORIC SHELLFISH. The rnrpurn \Vn» Qtilte n Fnetor In the World's Civilization. A small soa creature lms done n lot to assist the development of civiliza tion. It is known as the murex or purpura. From it the PhbenlclJtufi manufactured the Tyrinn purple, the origin of their wealth and prosperity. As each shelliish yielded but one drop of the dyeing material and as .".00 pounds were needed to dye llfty pounds of wool the home fisheries became in time exhausted. Then, finding it neces sary to seek n supply elsewhere, the traders started on the first voyage of discovery ever made. Owing to this voyage the Mediterranean, with all the countries that surround it, was dis covered. Through this small creature also the first colonies were founded. The Phoe nicians, finding it impracticable to bring home large shiploads of the fish, built at those spots where the r.aw ma terial abounded factories, which gradu ally developed into permanent settle; ments. And as many of these colonies were founded on Grecian Islands the apt natives quickly acquired the arts* and industries of their visitors, which were soon diffused throughout Greece, and the first seeds of civilization were sown. BELLS AS BAROMETERS. Their Tone Will Indicate What the Weather Will Be. Church bells can serve another pur pose besides ringing you to worship. They make a good substitute for a barometer. As the atmosphere is the sole conductor of sound from the bell to the ear, it Is obvious that the In tensity and quality of the sound as perceived by the ear will depend on the state of the medium through which It comes. For instance, If bells sound very distinctly of an evening, this points to the probability of a wet day following, since air heavily charged with moisture conducts sound better than dry air. So, too, as dense air con ducts better than light air, bells sound more clearly when the barometer is high than when it is low, other things being equal, and so, too, with hot and cold air. These principles are familiar to all country folk living within the Bound of church bells. About five miles from Lebekke, in Belgium, there are -some small bells which are called "water bells." When they are heard distinctly In the town ram Is sure to follow.— London Spectator. The Better Half Indeed. An English judge recently bad an in spiration. A defendant appeared too dull to make a defense or answer in telligibly questions put to him by the judge. Suddenly the judge said, "Where do you live?" and the intelligible reply, "About five minutes off," was at once forthcoming. "Then just run home and fetch your wife, and run a little quicker than you talk." It was done, and the wife's clear and businesslike statement of the facts won the day for her helpless husband. Not a Safe Rule. •"I believe," said the enthusiastic young author, "that the first thing a man should do when he proposes to write a paper of any kind Is to get full of bis subject." "I disagree with you," replied his more mature friend. "In fact, I shud der to Uiiuk of what might result If I followed your advice." "What are you working on?" "An address on intoxicating liquors to be read before our temperance so elety." The Prise Medal Holder. First Athlete— Do you see that gen tleman yonder? He holds the largest number of prizes and medals ever pos aessed by any one man. Second Ditto —What, that fellow? He doesn't look a bit like a champion. . First Ditto— lt 1b just as I tell you, though, lie la a pawnbroker, you see. One Wuiuuu'k Way.* Husband— Why are- you buying sucn an expensive preseut for Mrs. Shoddy 1 I thought you told me you hated her. Wife—Ho I do, but , I know she can't afford to give me a return one us hand* tome, and It will make ber perfectly THE USEFUL YAWN. Thin l.nnff Ventltntlnft rroocaa S«rr#» n Dotihl* I*nrpo»e. The not of yawning Is distinctly bene ficial iv two ways. In the first place it servos the purpose of luntt ventila tion. The lungs nre not ?Ued or ex hausted by ordinary respiration. There is n. certain quantity of air which phys- I,>loßlst9 rail "rosldunl nlr" loft In the recesses of the limps after the ordinary respiration. This 111 time becomes viti ated nnd nfTects Ihe blood nnd, through It, the nervous renters. The result Is n yawn, Which Is really a stretching of the respiratory chamber to its fullest capacity and the filling of it with freshly inspired air which drives the vitiated nlr out. Yawning Is also beneficial in so far as it opens, stretches and ventilates the vocal, na sal and auditory chambers in immedi ate connection with the mouth. The cracking sound often heard when yawning Is duo to the stretching and opening of the eustachian tubes, which form ■ a communication between the middle car and the back of the throat. The deafness which often accompanies a cold Is duo to the congestion of these tubes.— London Hospital. IlerolncN, OM nnd New. Most modern heroines aro married women, whereas the nice ones in Shakespeare and In novels before 1890 were almost always unweddod maids. You like Beatrice and Portia and, above all things, Rosalind. You do not lose your heart to Lady Macbeth (though a fine figure of a woman), and you do not desire to compete with Othello In the affections of Desdemona. This may be a too nice morality, but to Victorian taste even widows, in novels at least, come under the ban of the elder Mr. Weller. Nobody but Colonel Esmond ever cared for Lady Castle wood, and Dobbin Is alone in his pas sion for Amelia.— Andrew Lang In Lon don Post. Postponed. A bashful young couple who were ev idently very much in love entered a crowded street carin Boston the other day. M Do you suppose we can squeeze In here?" he asked, looking doubtfully at her blushing face. "Don't you think, dear, we had bet ter -wait until we get home?" was the ow, embarrassed reply.— Life. The Clock. The clock has a strange way of tell ing different tales with the same face. If it Is telling one man to hurry up, it tells the next man who looks that there is plenty of time.— Atchisou Globe. New Hardware Store New Goods New Prices Let us supply your wants at reasonable prices J. Stanley Brown, El Centro, - : California t . ■■■.■■ ■■'.... There is No Getting Around the Fact that Onelda Community Silverware is the best on the market . today; that Is why we sell It, We try to sell the best of ev«ry- OUR MOTTO — Good value for your money Our prices, . are always the lowest. IMPERIAL DRUG CO. DRS. HOLTZMAN, the Opticians I The Bank is Next Door to Us 'TTTTTfTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT' TIPT TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTfTTTTTTTTTT?TTTTTTT fTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT I Kentucky Stables and Infirmary ! LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES |; Fine Rigs and Teams at Reasonable Rates Sick and Lame Horses Cured. Horses : Boarded by the Day, Week, or Month. ". ■j Pont Forget the KENTUCKY Stables i - . ' ' ; ; r ~ I B. W. HARRINOTON, Prop. Corner Bth and J Streets Imperial Company R. W. DAVIS, S \ J. G. WINN Proprietor Manager and Butter Maker Receiving Stations*^*^ CALEXICO, KOLTVILLE* AND BRAWLEY : Hightst Mark \t Prices Paid For Cream PROFESSIONAL CARDS AG.TOPRAIIANIAN.M.D., D.D.B • Dentist and Oral Burgeon. Crown and Bridge work a Specialty Bank Building, Imperial, Cal. L* OFTIc/a NS. We Correct all Errors of Refraction. Also Prescription Druggist a. Imperial, California, fIEO. 11. P. SHAW, ATTORNEY AT *-* Law, Imperial, California. Ofilce upstairs in Imperial Land Com- pany's building. pAttlt AND McPHEIUUN * .'„■ Attorneys at Law, Land Law a Specialty , Garner Block . Imperial, Cal. I. SHEPHERD ,• ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office on East Eighth Street Entitled to practice in all the Courts of the State, Department of the Interior at Washington, D. C, and all the bureaus thereof. HN. DYKE.ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, • Imperial, Cal. Contracts and legal papers of all kinds carefully executed. pRANKLIN J. COLE ' *^ Attorney-at-Law Admitted to practice in all courts " Corporation work a Specialty '■'-.%'' y HOLTVILLE, - - CALIFORNIA' Watcn Us: Watch Us! And Let Us Watch You We can fit you up with a new '■ Watch or we can put that old" one of yours in repair and guar- . an tee' the work either way. Everything in Jewelry and a - nice assortment of Watches and , Clocks at the \ . ■ . Imperial Jewelry Co. Imperial, California. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy - The great success of this prepara. tion in the relief and cure of bowel complaints has brought it Into' almost universal use. It never fails, and vyhen reduced with Water and sweetened Is pleasant to take. It Is equally valua- ble for children and adults. For sale by all dealers.