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The brick work' on the new Methodist church was started last Wednesday. D. P. McDonald went to Yunia Sun day with engine 1308. lie returned Monday morning. New river after having made a recptfd breaking rise has receded rapidlvfintil now the bridge is plainly A'isih^T Floren Groshen, of BraVfey, made a flying trip this week. He went over into Mexico to look after his large acre age there. The dredger in the main canal is now about a mile above the ten foot drop. The canal at this point is being widened about 20 feet. Rev. Tout, of Imperial, preached last Sunday morning and evening at the Congregational church. Rev. Glasby supplied at Imperial. Rer. D. M. Gaudier, of the Anti-Sa loon League will address a union con gregation at the Methodist house oi worship next Sunday morning. Engineer Pangborn, who was driven out by the high water has erected two very comfortable tents on frames on the lots east of the Chronicle office. General Otis was one of the distin guished visitors in the Border City last Sunday. He came from the heading and reports satisfactory work, being The large canal supplying, water to No. '6 has broken, , inundating a large section of country four miles west . of Calexico. It is hoped that no crops will "The Calexico Methodists are rejoicing over the receipt of a check for $100 from Rev. McAlleh, their former pastor. Rev. McAllen is now in the real estate ' business at Huntington Beach. Calexico celebrated Saturday last with a first-class street row. The parties di rectly concerned were A. N. Carpenter "l 1"' ■'■■n.-ii-'ni ; ' .^'' : * !^;^.t^r..^^-.1-niir nil. —^» j-El Centro Department | .||| RoyL^. Rumsey, Proprietor §2> H Great price reductions on our Silsbee 3 I Hats, Shoes, Underwear 1 S|sj We must make room for the new stock which we have ordered in all p§ ggj Men's soc work shirts 35c m H Men's $1.00 negligee shirts 75c II P Men's Hats, Shoes and Underwear at great || !? reductions Kg ell Ci/OixiO' oncl s^c om* D£ll*q*£l.ihs in £loov£* m& lines and at the same, time get a || || bill of groceries at less than usual m S3 prices . • ;■ W the restaurant owner, and one Nichols, a gambler. The trouble originated over a gambling debt incurred in Mexico and for the collection of which said Nichols had Carpenter arrested. By dint of some hard sprinting Carpenter outran the Mexican officers and escaped across the line. On Saturday morning Carpenter met Nichols on the street and after applying a few titles better left imprinted whacked him over the head with a six shooter. Constable McAlmond disarmed the aggressor and trouble seemed to be over. Later the two combatants met when Nichols promptly knocked Carpenter down. Bob Davis then proffered his services as peace maker and with the aid of the constable the quiet was restored. There are a set of t«r horn gamblers and all round tou^hb in the Valley who need a year or two on the rock pile and the sooner these worthless specimens of hu manity are gotten rid of the better will be the moral condition of things. It is said that arrests will follow. Ed. E. Boyd has some bargains in real estate at Holtville, too. Human' Blood Marks A tale of horror was told by marks of human blood in the home of J. W. Wil liams, a well known merchant of Bac, Ky. He writes : "Twenty years ago 1 had severe hemorrhages of the lungs, and was near death when I began tak ing Dr. King's New Discovery. It com pletely cured me and I have remained well ever since." It cures Hemorrhages, Chronic Coughs, Settled Colds and Bron chitis, and is the only known cure for Weak Lungs. Every bottle guaranteed by all druggists. 50c and $1.00 Trial bottle free. I have 320 acres more of school land north of Holtville that I can sell at $6.00 an acre on terms. If you have used all your rights here is a chance to get a piece of deeded land. Bert R. Chaplin, Imperial, Cal. Imperial Items Wheat for your chickens. Desert Grain Co., Imperial. You won't have to keep many hows to raise all the pigs you want if you will get a start of Du rocs from Porter N. Ferguson, Holtville, Cal. The entertainment of the Imperial Minstrels last Monday night was, upon the whole, a very creditable perform ance. The local talent is much encour aged, and everyone is satisfied that with more training the boys can stage a show that witl rival a regular troupe, Wit man, Parazette and Farnsworth were decided successes in the comic line, and Dyke's singing was splendid, as it al ways is. Fine 3*year-old mare, weight 1100 lbs. Price $85.00. Enquire of C. W. Fernald, Airs. J. H. Holland and her -little daughter, Irma, returned recently from a trip to Los Angeles, whither. she went to consult expert medical men regarding th« little girl's leg which was broken in a runaway accident last sum mer. She will return to Los An geles soon and have the child operated on in an endeavor to overcome the injury. * Wiiat made Milwaukee famous? The Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes. C. W. Fernald, agent, Imperial. Professor Edward Hyatt of Riverside, was in attendance at the Teacher's In stitute last week. The Professor is an old friend of the editor, we having known him in Riverside for eight years. Mr. Hyatt has been Superintendent of Schools of Riverside county for twelve years, is always elected without opposi tion, and is one of the best school men in the State of California. Start right in the hog business by buying some of those full-blood Duroc Jerseys from Porter N. Furguson, Holt ville, Cal Ed. E. Boyd has some bargains in real eatate At Holtville, too. Mrs. VV. K. Holt and daughters of Kedlands have been visiting In Imperial this week, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Holt. It is the first visit to the Valley for the young ladies and the first for some time for Mrs. Holt and they are very much pleased with the Valley and its splendid ranches and many sub stantial improvements. Bert Randolph, a well known young man of Imperial, died last Monday morning at 4 o'clock. Mr, Randolph came to the valley about three years ago for his health, being v severe sufferer from lung trouble. There is no doubt but that our climate prolonged his life, but his condition when he came here was such as to render recovery impossi ble. Extras and repairs for Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes in complete stock is carried by Charley Fernald the Milwau kee agent at Imperial. Dr. Holtzinan informs us that he is not a candidate for City Treasurer, and we are informed that H. A. F. Miller has declined the nomination too. It has now been tendered t6 Leroy Holt who has accepted, and so far has the field to himself. W. B. Warren and wife left for Los Angeles last Sunday after spending the winter in Imperial. Mr. Warren has rented his house to " Mr. Nearn of the Stevenson Brothers company for the summer. Mrs. Pa raze tte and children arrived last Tuesday evening from San Bernar dino, and now J. B. won't have such a forlorn appearance, and the young heir to the house of Parazette can get better acquainted with his papa. Judge F. C. Farr has been confined to his home for several days this week by illness but is reported to be better at the present time. Superintendent Farnsworth of Water company No. 1 is a busy man these days, as he is making a strenuous effort to get the canal banks on the main ca nal and Elder lateral built up before the next rise from the Colorado reaches the Valley. Fletcher Burnight, one of the pioneer residents of San Diego county, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Kramer, at Silsbee last Sunday. Mr. Burnight came to the Valley only a few months ago, but during that short time iiad endeared himself to a large circle of friends by his sterling: character and Christian virtues. He was about 80 years of age at the time of his death. The remains were sent to San Diego for interment. NOTfcE TO THE PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that the under- signed citizen of the United States is in possession of the tract of land described as the S\V 1-4 of Sec. 11, T 15 S, R 14 E, S. B. M., according to the survey made in 1900, by the Imperial Land company, and commonly called the Imperial sur- vey. The numbers properly describing these lands according to the Land Office records, have been taken by other part- ies and applied to other lands, two miles east from the lands occupied by this claimant, so it is impossible, at the pres- ent time to make any filing on this land. I further declare that I have been in possession of said land since February 23d, 1900, and that there is no claim or occupancy of or to said land in opposi- tion to mine. I further declare that it is my bona ride intention to enter said laud as a desert plaim, as sooji as the survey of the townships in this part of the countrv, provided for in the Act of Congress passed July Ist, 1902, Statutes at Large, Vol. 32, part 1, pace 728, shall be completed, and the maps properly describing said land, filed in the United States Land Office at Los Angeles Calif. Signed, C. B. Smitfi. Witnes*, I. L. AVilso.v Dated at Imperial, Cal. March 1, 1900. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that the under- signed citizen of the United States is iii possession of the tract of land joining and lying immediately to south of the SVV 1-4 of Sec 31, T 15 S, It 15 K, S. B. M. Said tract of land is 100 rods from east to west and i(>o rods or less from north to youth about to the width of unsurveyed land lying between the llothwell survey on the north and the Henderson survey on the south, The NKI-lof Secii, T 10, K 15 E. of the llothweH survey forms the eastern boundary of said land. [ nlso certify tliat the above tract of land is unsnr* veyed and cannot be enteredby nuiiibt'i 1 and that to the best of my kn<Wled<re it is not claimed by anyone and that I further certify that it is .; Juv^hona lide intention to enter naid ml^'vV described I land under Hut Unitetl Stuyeshotiu'sitead J \ law as i\ luunestead as soon an lint new i , survey of tUeVtj lands provided for byl tlie Act of Congress dati\ July Ist,] ; UOli.StatutcH at large, Vol. SWiut I Page i ! 7'.'.S, hhall bo completed tuiul the map i of these hinds tiled in th« I v S. Land ! Witness, tir.oncifcT HfL'itsKi:, » 1 1 Dated March 1, 1000 m-JCa-7 Me^tMarket W. W. Mastcri has made • arrangements to supply meat to customers from the Hotel Franklin for the time being. A meat shop will be arrange for shortly by Mr. Masten. Fresh meat always on hand Hotel Franklin, El Centro, Cal. j fitvo pool Rail ! EL CENTRO, CAL. ! We have opened our pool liall lit the I New Hotel El Centro, and will be I pleased to see all our old frieuda, and to 1 make as nianv new ones a* possible. ! A nice, quiet place to spend ! ! your leisure hour. - ' Soft Drinks, Lemonade, ; Cigars and Tobacco '■ HAWES & CASNER, Props, j 1 ' ; - ■■ 1 To Lease for 5 Years All of section 36 township 13 S, Rl4 E, with water. Land is 3 1-2 miles east of Brawley, is very level, 'soft and good soil; could be planted to melons, al- falfa or grain. Address offers to the owner . J. MCMULLIN^. r r :. Union Building, San Diego. JOHNSON & MUSSER SEED CO'S 1 9,06 Catalogue Now Ready Write for it No. 113 N. Main St., Los Angeles California 'riED'DEN & HULL Contractors of fnm&nt iKlfiPi: all kinds cf vvHlvlll IfUl A Furnished V'i Application^^ / . IMPERIAL **«. -/'. -...,- —^cJiSj&^viariiiUu Wit man The Plumber W ork Done all Over the Valley Estimates Furnished Phone 129 Imperial, Cal. | EL CENTRO f | POOL AND BILLIARD •.„.- t « PARLORS * J * • . * 2* Finest Line of Cigars, Tobaccos and ♦ * Soft Drinks Always On Hand :: :: * | ' C. J. EATON | Imperial Ave v Dairy Joe Giaccomazzi, Prop. Fresh Milk delivered to any part of the city of Imperial twice daily. G: ft Fairbanks Opposite Post Off let Imperial, California. beeil and Poultry Supplies. Ctrsh paid « for poultry and eggs. A complete line of Flower and Garden Seeds. Onion Sets, Ect. Petaluma Incubators and Brooders, Midland Poultry Food International Stock Food Ellwood Steel Fencing — A perfect farm fence. Ellwood Poultry Fencing— Tlie best poultry fence on tlie market. Incubators in Operation on exhibition at all time* — Visitors welcome. g d.Vgoldschmiedt S J: Physician and Surgeon ft R Formerly of New York City, S late of Knseiiadu, li. U., Mexico, |J *j has removed to and is now, per- \M t j*^ niiuiently located tit San Diego, Cal. t* 1 1^ OlHce and Uesideuce : till Fifth jj} I jn Stret't, Cor. 11., .Mi-liuick. v r>lock, X I*2 H«K)nia 1 and 2 . W £J Ortice Hours: 10 to l'Ja. in/- 4 to.jj j Jri 0 |>. m. i Sundays :10 to lsa, uu'Jt £ 01ll >'- • I '& E ■ Teh-phones— Hv Day or >'%rht : a 5> Sunset, Main, 638,. Home, IH.Or- $■! Kngli^h, Germitu 'and fl"