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land in Yvma Project Will Be Ready for Occupancy in Twelve Months Pursuant to Instructions to Registers and Receivers of the several land dis tricts In which Irrigation projects by the United States government are lo cated to give full Information relative to the public lands Included In the projects and subject to disposal, the following Information has been sup plied and Is promulgated for the infor mation of public land seekers. It is the latest announcement from the en gineer's office of Reclamation Service and Indicates that In about a year from this lime there will be some desirable land open to entry. Los Anoklks, Cal., May 5, 1900. General Frank C. Prescott, Register United Spates Land Office, Los Angeles, Cal. My Dear Sir: I have jour favor of April 27tli inquiring concerning the Yu nia Project. In reply I will state that work is well under wav at Yum a on the darns and the levies, and we expect to start construction of the canals within a few Weeke. The time for the completion of the contract on the dam is July, 1907, and it is our opinion that the work will probably not be completed hefore that time. The other work under the proj ect will be timed bo as to be finished about simultaneously with the work on the dam. In the meantime there will be no opportunity for obtaining water under government canals under the Yli ma project, but there is a great deal of work to «!o Doth for laborers and me chanics in connection with this con struction. We are also, employing all the animals we can get in the country. On the California side all the land to be irrigated is in the Yuma Indian Res ervation, which we propose ultimately opening, but the date for which has not been set. On the Arizona side most of the lands are either patented or claimed by various settlers. A great many of these claims, however, are of very doubt ful validity, and possibly prospective settlers might investigate them to their advantage. A Water Users' Association has been organized at Yuma called the Yuma County Water Users' Association, the purpose of which is to contract withvtlie Secretary of the Interior and also to handle the irrigation affairs of the com munity. We frequently refer parties seeking information concerning these projects to the Water Users' Association. Tliere will be about 100,000 acres of land irrigated under the Yuma Project and this land will be suited to the growth of all the different varieties of crops that are growing in tropical regions. The water supply is ample, soil is very fertile and the climatic conditions per mit of continuous growth of vegetation. I will be very glad to furnish you with any additional information regarding this or any other feature of our work 'that' l 'am connected with. Yours very truly, J. B. Lippixcott, Supervising Engineer. Land Office Rulings Los Angeles Cal., .May 3, 1906. F. G. Havens, Esq., Manager Imperial Valley Press. El Centro, California. M 7 dear Havens: Replying to your letter of April 20th, 1906: Several decisions have been - received from the General Land Office rejecting final proofs where absolute title to the water stock is not shown, it being held that if the water stock is Micumbered that the absolute ownership does not rest in the claimant. Several other de cisions have be»*n received holding that only the first plowing >aud breaking of the land in credited as work done, sub sequent crops being regarded as an in vestment only. These two rulings are evidently in line with the policy of the department to prevent speculation in government lands. The rejection was not because the water *t<>rk mas not a water right appurtenant to \he laud, but 011 the contrary proof of theVflpply-, ing of water utock to certain traits "of land by the purchase of stock ,by\ the claimant of eaid land has been repeated* ly recognized. Very respectfully, FiiAXK C. Pausam, Ketri«ter. ] have 320 acres of the choicest land in the Imperial Valley, nicely located and well improved, all fenced and cross fenced. Price right and will give good terms. Sec Wilson, about it. Water Works for El Centro One of the most Important things to I be looked out for In any town anywhere ! is a supply of clean, wholesome water. This Is a comparatively easy matter In i this Valley, as the canals supply the water In abundance, the only things re • malnlng to be done being to clarify and | settle the water, thus freeing It from Its i silt and unwholesome qualities and to I supply It to users In a tested and sani tary manner. In the rmtter of sup ! plying domestic water to the people of El Centro the town company has ex ercised most commendable precautions for making It clean and wholesome. The water Is taken out of the Date canal at the northwest corner of the j townslte and from there it Is conducted In a large canal 33 feet wide and about 8 feet deep for a distance of one half mile. This canal I'self Is more of a reservoir than canal and is Intended to be utilized for settling the heavy silt when the water in the Date canal Is particularly muddy. From this canal j the water Is turned Into a system of \ four reservoirs connected toge»her by I pipes. These reservoirs are each about 120 feet square and ten feet deep. In these reservoirs the water Is completely settled and ridded of its silt. From these reservoirs it Is piped under the railroad track to a double reservoir into which It Is delivered through a charcoal and gravel filter. From the last of these six reservoirs It is eleva'ed byja pump*into the pres sure tanks which stand at such an ele vation-as will force the water to the top of the hotel building. The canal and reservoirs are now complete and the water in them and they are going through the£necessary process of wet ting up and settling preparatory to be ing put Into use. The pump and ma chinery for raising the water Into the tanks on top of the water tower is al ready installed and the wires connected so the pump Is now ready for opera tion. Work was .begun on Tuesday last to put tn the pipe system. The digging of the trenches Is now well un der way and pipe laying will begin within the week. The distributing system will begin at the water tower near the Ice plant with a main pipe 6 Inches In diameter Inside. This 6 inch pipe will run to the corner of 4th and Commercial streets, a distance of 400 feet and thence scuth on 4th street i 350 feet to the alley way In the blocks between State and Olive. This will make 1750 feet of 6 inch pipe. From the point above mentioned the main pipe will be four Inches In diameter and will extend south 380 feet to the alley between Olive and Brighton streets, turning at that point and run ning due west in the alley 1960 feet to Seventh street. There will also be a four inch main pipe in the alley between Main and State streets from 4th to 6th streets, a distance of 1360 feet. Also a 4 Inch main In the alley between Main and Broadway from 4th to sth streets 700 feet. This makes a total of 1750 feet of six Inch main pipe and 4400 feet of four Inch main pipe that will be laid immediately. This system Is liable to be extended even before it is finish ed and the rapidity with which El Cen tro is building indicates that it will be. In addition to the main pipes above described more than ten thousand feet of one Inch pipe will be laid In convey ing water to houses. Every house In the towrr will be connected with the water system. The main pipes will be connected with a.srrjiller pipe at the lowerUrjdsc-tnarwHenever any water \i drawn Vroni. the' 'pipe anywhere In th>\tcrwn "there will b*e a movement of the'.w'a'tcif in the entire system. In thjs.wa^aU danger from using "dead" or stagnant): water Is avoided, as It Is Impossible for, the water to become bad. system that is being put In now. will cost more than $5000 to Install and that does not take any account of the canal and settling basins nor of the pump and watertower. This system will glve'EV^Centro the best water supply of any town in the Valley. The water Itself thoroughly settled aed cleansed and then filtered through charcoal and gravel before be ing pumped Into the water tower. Then the construction of the pipe system Is such that the water Is bound to remain cl«an and wholesome." Thus the resident of El Centro Is protected In a most important matter and that Is In the cjeanllness and health* fulness of his domestic water supply, A great many people have contended that the drinking and domestic water supplied In the towns of the Valley was not as clean or well cared for as It should be. Such an objection cannot be urged against the water that will be supplied to the people of El Centro. Here every possible precaution will be taken and the water will be as .clean and pure as though It bubbled up from a Hvlng spring. The conditions ob served in supplying water to this town are In keeping with the splendid plans on which the town Is being promoted The capitalists who are taking the lead In the upbuilding of El Centro are building wisely. Everything Is put on In the most substantial character and In the very best manner. Excellence and not cheapness Is the watchword and no shoddy work or Inferior meth ods are tolerated. A Mountain of Gold could not bring as much happiness to Mrs. Lucia Wilkie, of Caroline, Wis,, as did one 25c box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, when it completely cured a run ning sore on her leg, which had tortur ed her '23 long years. Greatest antisep tic healer of Piles, Wounds, and Sores. 25c at all druggists. Notice to the Public Notice is hereby given that the undersigned citizen of the United States is in possession of the tract of land described as the E^ofSW^ and WJ^of SE^of Sec. 30. Tp 15 S. R 14, E, S. B. M. according 1 to the survey of these lands made in 1900 by the Imperial Land Co. and commonly called the Imperial Survey. This land is known to be vacant and unclaimed public land, as the School Section 3o in this township has already been located by the proper Authorities and is situated 2 miles East and }-2 mile north of the lands occupied and claimed by myself. I hereby certify that there is no other claim or occupation to said land except mine, and that I have been in possession of said laud since May 7th, 1906. I also certify that it i« my boua fide intention to enter said land asa detert claim as soon as the resurvey of these lands, provid ed for by the Act of Congress of July Ist, 1902, Statutes at Large, Vol. 32, part 1, page 728, Is cempleted and the map properly describing these lands filed in the United States Laud Of fice at Los Angeles. California, and the lands opened for entry. ■- • Signed, A. SOCHOR. Dated at El Centro, Cal., May Sth. 1906. FOR SALE One Keystojie Feed Cutter. One Feed Grinder for grinding feed for hogs or chickens. One Jenkins Buck Rake. All in first-class condition, good as new and but very little used. •2 Apply to C. W. Fernald, The Second Hand Man, Imperial. Colorado River Gage Taken At Yuma I • May June June >> Gage Dis- q Height harge — — Di ciia Die- Gage ciiarge Height is- < irge B Gi lei I , I. 1 24.75 45,900 2 25.10 49,600 3 25.00 48,100 4 24.70 43 400 5 24.55 41,170 6 7 8 I 27 I 29 i II June June I • May Die- Gage ciiarge Height — — is- < irge B Di ciia >> Gage Dis- q Height harge , I. I 1 24.75 45,900 2 25.10 49,600 3 25.00 48,100 4 24.70 43 400 5 24.55 41,170 6 7 8 I 27 I 29 i II wittnan The. Plumber Tanks and Pipe of all sizes Work Done all Over the Valley Phone 129 Imperial, Cal. NOTICG TO THU PUBLIC Notice is hereby givan that the ryider* signed citiztMi of the United SUtoif is in possession of the tract of land described as theSWWof gee. 20, Tp 14, S, H, 14 K, S. H. \}.. according to the survey made in ItHX) by the Imperial l-and Co. nnd commonly known as the Imperial survey. The numhers property describ- ing tliis* land is taken hyotherpartiesund applied to other lands two mile's west nnd one-half mile south of the lands itbove described, l»ut I hereby certify that there is no other claimant or occu* punt, to said bind* except myself. I further certify that 1 have been in |*os- flession of this land sinco March 30th, ISKM), and that it i.« my bona fide inten- tion to occupy and improve this land and to enter tiie same under the Denert Land Act as soon as the survey of the lands in Imperial Valley, provided for by the Act of Congress of July Ist, 1002, Statutes at Larg», Vol. 32, part 1, page 728, in completed and the map of these lands filed in the United States Land Office at !.<>p Angeles, Cal. Signed, Thomas Tracy. Witness, Albert Hkydlooff. Hrawlevi Cal.. April 25th, 1000. apr-28«m-19. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Notice i« hereby given that the under- signed citizen of the United States is in possession of the tract of land described as the K 1-2 of the NW 1-4 of Sec. 30, T 14, 8, II 15 E, S. B. M., according to' the survey made in 1900 by the Imper- ial Land Co. and commonly called the Imperial Survey. The numbers prop- erly describing these lands' havo ( been taken by other parties and applied to other lands two miles east from this tract, but I hereby certify that there is no other claim or occupancy of these lauds in opposition to mine. I aleo cer- tify that I have been in peaceable pos- session of these lands since April Ist, 1906, and that it is my bona fide inten- tion to improve and reclaim this land and to enter the same as, a desert land claim, as soon as the survey of these lands now under contract according to the Act of Congress, passed July Ist, 1902, Statutes at Large, Vol. 32, Prfrt 1, page 728, shall be completed and the maps properly describing these lands filed in the United States Land Office ut Los Angeles, Cal., and the lands opened for entrv. . ; SiL'iifd, " B. T. Smith, . • Witness, I. L. Wilson. Dated at Imperial, Cal., April 18, 1906. apr-21-m-12 |fiomeseekers §§| I | Colonists I tJ Should take advantage of the excellent Tourist Cat service from r"j Q^ New Orleans to the Imperial Settlements maintained by jf g SOUTHERN PACIFIC g \y. %J. MitcHell, waxcH^^ ■" Eighth Street IfIPERIAL, CALIFORNIA Gi lei OFFICE OF L, M. LYON Representing . ' .. <V THE LYON BROS. CO., H. O. COGGINS CO., >> New York City Pittsijurg, Pa. ' California and Colorado Cantaloupe Distributors Selling and Distributing Agents for the T Brawley Cantaloupe Growers' Association Brawley, California " Holtville Cantaloupe Growers' Association Holtville, California El Centro Cantaloupe Growers' Association HI Centro, California We have agents in every city in the United States that can handle and sell satisfactory car lota of cantaloupes and these sub-agents dis- tribute to reach all smaller points accessible. We aie the original distrihutora of tho Itocky Ford, Colorado, can- taloupes, and opened up and established them on all Eastern markets. We have contracted with the old original Rocky Ford* Association of Rocky Ford, Colorado, to distribute their crop of 1006, making the Bth season we have been appointed by unanimous vote, their selling and distributing agents. We also have ' contracts with Manzanola, Weitzer, Newdale, Fairmount, La Junta, Granada, Amity and Holly, making NINK Associations, covering the original territory, comprising the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe District of Colorado. NOTE— Our Mr. L. M. Lyon will take personal charge of the Brawley office on May 10 and remain during the shipping season, and until May 1 his address will be 330 Washington Street, New York City. Mr. Peter P. Hovely is in charge of the Brawley office until Mr. Lyon arrives. Notice To The Public i N..li. «■ is hrrcliv yUcii tli. it the iiiiilor-iirii. t1 citizen of iiu> United Htat** is in rtonAftalon of Hi*' lan.l dfucribfct a* the SKJ 4 ' of S*c 3, Tt> U,, H, R, IS K. H. H. M., according to the survey of tht«« l.m.N mail.- In 1000 t>\ tin- Imperial Tiand Co. and commonly called thP Imperial Snrvej- 'l hi* land wan entered by Oliver If. Norrin p» a Hi'MTt \.Uim on August l.Hth, 1902, and water stock for maid land pttretiafted,and three annual proof* made In accordance with the Desert Land Act, ainre th.it date. I have imrehasod the water stock and claim of Olirer If. Norrt*. i.n and to Mid land and am In poaseAflion of ftaid land at the present time, and am prepar- ing the «ame for crop. Owing to the fact that all lands in Imperial Valley are withdrawn from entry at the. United Slates Land Office. I am unable to make an entry of till* land or to file on it at the present time. Hut 1 hereby cer- tify that I occupy and am in poMefttlon of the above described land, and that It la my bona fide intention to improve and cultivate th« »«me, and to file on it ana De«ert Laiid Clala aa goon as the survey of *ald land, provided for by the Act of Con^rrsn, passed July Ist, Wi. Statotfs at Large, V01. '32, part 1. page 72R. in completed and tiie mapn of xnid land filed in the United State* Land Office at Lo* Angele*. Cal.. and the lands opened for entry. „„ i Signed, Kammi R. Voot. Wltuesn, Er>. R. Uovn. Holtville, Cal., April 2Hh, Il**..I 1 **.. apr-23-m-R NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC . - ~ — -_ ___._ .Notice is hereby given that the under* signed citizen ot the United States is in possession of the tract of land descrilwd as the K 1-2 of NE 1-4 and E 1 2of SE 1-4 of Seo. 20, T 16, S R 15, E, S. 13. M., according to the survey made in 1900 by the Sunset Commercial Co. and 1 commonly known as the East side or liothwell Survey. Tho numbers de- scribing these lands have been taken by other parties and applied to other lands- two miles west from this land and un- der the Imperial survey so that no op- portunity has existed to enter these- binds in the United States Land Office. I hereby certify that I have been ir> possession' of the above described land since April Ist, 1000, and that no other claim or occupancy exists to said land except mine. I also certify that it is my bona fide intention to enter said land ns a desert land claim as soon as the survey now being made by United ! States Deputy Surveyor L. C. Vickery in accordance with the Act of Congress, paseed July Ist 1902, Statutes at Large. Vol. 32, Part 1, pace 728 shall be com- pleted, the maps filed in the United States Laiid Office at i.os Angeles, Cal. and the land opened for entry. Signed, George G. Jbnnings. Witness, W. A. Young. Dated at Holtville, Cal., Apr. 16, 1906. apr.-21-m-12. '■ • Singer Sewing Machines are the best. See Teller, Imperial, Postoffice building.