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_ | •■ ;■,., - MMt(Ni-lnterorbtn Railway Company WEST BOV*»f» No. 1. Lca»e HoltvUle 7:W a. m. <UIIr except Sunday '"V* ■■ . . - * "No. 3. t*»av«HoU»llle1:30p. it;, flail* Includ ing Sunday KAST HOUND No. 2. t>a*« Xl Centro «>:0Oa. m. daily except No. 4.« I^ave Pil Ce.uro 3:00 p. m. daily Inciud • -.'■ Intf Sunday EL CENTRO For Sewing Machine repairs and sup plies see Teller, Imperial, P.O. building. W. T. Bill, President of the El Centre? T,and Co., spent several days in town the past week. He ia much pleased with the progress being made in all lines, and gave orders for a lot of im provementß wo shall mention Inter. What made Milwaukee famous? The Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes.!? C. W. iFernald, agent, Imperial. The fiidewalk construction crew have been off again this Week, putting in the cement floors In the ice storage rooms and machinery room of the ice plant. This work would not have been done just now but for the delay in the arrival ,of the motor. Hop vines grow iaster and make more abode l than any other plant in this cli mate E. R. Fairbanks at Im penal has them all rooted and ready to grow. Price 50 cents per dozen. Mr. J. A. Mixer of Imperial, has purV •chased the icecream parlor, of Roy D. Brown In the Hotel El Centro, building and took possession last Friday. He will endeavor to serve the best of every thing and will doubtless receive a liber al^patronage. ; Ten Acre Tract at Imperial. Must be sold. Big bargain if you act at once. Bkrtß. Chaplin, Imperial, Calif. / Mr. A. L. Loffer was in town Tb/is •day afternoon showing a party of his old neighbors the wonderful things be ing done at El Centro. There were four of the gentlemen and they were all much interested in "Where $200,000 is being spent." "* The Best Bargain in the Valley.' 80 acres in 3 1-2 miles of El Centro, on one of the very best ditches, in good state of cultivation, fenced and cross-fenced. Price,' $30.00. Oni) tor sale a very abort' time; better come and" see it. Fuller & A ten. The Land-Men, El Cen tre/, Calif. /Mr W F. Holt spent last Wednesday Showing a>rty of capitalists s over the Valley. Among the number was Mr. Lynch and Mr. Hanna of the Blinn Lumber Co. and a Mr. Hosier. Also Manager R. H. Ingram of the Southern Pacific. They visited Holtville, Calexi «o and Brawley, only spending a short time in El Centro and Imperial. *w a mtdh atouce ' 100/ brick la^ WAIN 1 C,U erß) 35 carpenters, 15 plumbers, 31 dairymen, 75 cantaloupe •men, 800 farmers, 150 laborers, 225 clerks lots of Missourians, with long whiskers And hair to cut, at the El Centro barber shop. Satisfaction guaranteed. W. E. Downing. Proprietor. Work on the new store for Mr. Rum sey iB being delayed by the non-arrival of material. With the arrival of the needed lumber the store will be finished and Mr. Kumsey, will occupy it with one of the largest andcompletest stocks carried in the Imperial Valley. He is anxiously awaiting its completion for his present quarters are totally inade quate for the business hecan do. Mr. 11. 11. Sheets of Mesquite Lake gave our office a pleasant call on Thpirs day last. He was accompanied by Dr. Shannon a new comer, to the Valley. In conversation with the" Doctor we dis covered that ho was not only a Missour ian, but wan from our part of the State and acquainted with many of our rela tives back in "Hhow-nie-land." The doctor is a very pleasant gentleman, and we hope will make his home in the Teller, Singer agent, Postofllce build ing. Imperial. _ _____ Mr, W. F. Holt informs us that the electric motor for the ice plant *haß been located; that the car in which it was shipped had not reached San Francisco at the time of the earthquake, but that it ig expected to arrive in Loa Angeles any day now, and that (he motor will very likely be delivered within the com ing week. This is very important news for the ice plant is all ready to run as booh an the motor comes. It will only take a day or two te set the motor on Ha foundations, thoii Xl .Centro'n mag nificent ice manufactory will be in op- Don't forget Charley Fernald at Im perial haa a full line of new Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes, nnd can fit you out cheaper And better than anyone. Miss Daisy Mead, of Eastflide has been spending several days visiting her" sister Mrs. Pellett. She wan a happy participant in the dance of Thursday evening. > . . . A freak rain shower, accompanied by a few hailstones, visited Xl Centro last Friday morning. Our weather sharp says it wan caused by the heavy blasting en New River, the detonations musing the clouds to gather nnd discharge their .moisture. Quien Babe? The dance given in the Hotel Xl Cen* troon Thursday evening was nyery suc cessful affair. About fifty couples * par ticipated, the floor was "the finest you ever Baw," tho music was good, the management all that could be desired nnd everyone had a splendid time. El Centro's reputation as the leader in so cial matters in this Valley is well estab lished and Thursday evening's dance abundantly upheld that reputation. Fine 3-year-old mare, weight 1100 lbs. Price $85.00. Enquire of C. W. Fernald, Imperial. ;■•'.'' v. Our regular weekly ""budget of news from Imperial failed to get through the mails thia week, and so we are perforce compelled to omit it. We regret this very much, for we have arranged a newsgathering service covering the en jrfre Valley, and will publish local news from each of its towns. With the tele phone system "on the bum," as it gen erally is, the mails are our best depend ence. When they fail to come through it puts us up against it. M. D. Witter of the Brawley News, was an attendant at the Moonlight Fes tival last Tuesday evening; He reports Brawley as being quite lively, all those who were disposed to be discouraged by the earthquake having taken freehcour age from the action of the Imperial Val ley Bank in beginning the erection of a fine $10,000 brick block. They «re also not unmindful of' the splendid resources of Brawley^ and the fine cantaloupe crop now "nmiling on the vines." Work ■on the packing house arid car sheds of the El Centro Cantaloupe Growers' Association was begun hist Thursday morning, Mr; 1 Cooper taking all the carpenters he; could spare from the Holt buildings and rushing the work along just as rapidly as possible. With so large a force it will not take long to put up the building. The can taloupe men report. that their vines are growing rapidly and the melons will be ready for shipping in a short time. So the packing house is under rush orders. Extras and repairs for Milwaukee Mowers and Rakes m complete stock is carried by Charley Fernald the Milwau kee agent at Imperial. One of the saddest deatlia that has ev er occurred in Imperial was ttie passing away of Miss Clara Bold on last Wed nesday. She was taken ai c k only a few hours before her death and almost be fore it was realized that she was ill the end came. She was one of the most popular young ladies in the Valley and a leader in its best society. Her sudden death therefore was a great shock to ev eryone and cast a gloom over the entire community. The funeral services were held on Thursday at 3 :30 p. in. A choir sang beautiful and appropriate hymns in a most feeling manner. Rev. J. j\ Tout offered prayer. Dr. Peterson, of Calexico,an old friend of the family gave some touching tributes to her mem ory. Rev. H. _B. Hollingsworth,' of Holtville, delivered the funeral sermon, pointing out the uncertaint'es of life in v most striking manner and pitying an eloquent tribute *o the beautiful char aeterof thedeceused. The floral display was beautiful and a largo concourse of friends were in attendance. The pall bearers wore, Clarence Ooimnt, R. R. Fairbanks, It. D. McPherrin, F. E. Har bour, Li F. Farnsworth, R. 11. IScnton, Willis Ferris and Robert Ferris. The body was taken _to Los Angeles on the Friday morning train for interment. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to ilia bereaved mother and brother. The ileceaßed was born at Firoijua, Wisconsin, IMay 23d; 1880, nnd died' May 'Otli, 1900. .Wilson will sell a 12 foot Deering header for $235, arid make the farm- er able to pay for the ma- chine. We now have a machine all set up. Come and look it over. Contractor Coo|>er and lifa force of carpenters are making splendid head way on the erection of the packing >*sufle of the Xl Centro Cantaloupe Orower'w Association. The frame work is already up, and no doubt within the coming week it will !><• well along toward /Mr. George Cline waa a pleasant call er at our oflice last Thursday. Mr. Cline and bin good wife have demon strated the fact that flowers in great profusion And variety can be grown in this Vnlley. Many of the flowers used in decorating for the Moonlight Festival citme from their place. > The linemen of the Holton Power Co. are busily putting up the poles for the electric light and power service in El Centro. With the water works being put in and the electric service beins in stalled it is evident that Xl Centro will soon be the best equipped with modern advantages, of any town in the Valley. The El Centro Literary Societjyhtyr made arrangements to open a free rctiu ing room in the store room on the ground floor of the Hotel Xl Centro building, now occupied by Mr. Rum sey'fl Department Store, just as soon as Mr. Kumsoy's new store is finished, so he can move into it and vacate his pres ent quarters. It is planned to have a good supply of the best and most appro priate literature for such reading room, also the latest magazines and newspapers. With such a beginning it is inevitable that ere long El Centro will have a" pub lic library. , Scraper teams are leveling down and carrying away the dirt removed in exca vating the cesspools for the Hotel hl\ Centro. Teams are also hauling away the dirt piled up behind the Holt build ings and opera house block, put there from digging their foundations. A good many wagon loads of refuse and rubbish has been hauled away that ac cumulated on the streets when the Ho tel El Centro, and finished Holt build ings were under construction, and this work has improved the appearance of the streets very much. The cement sidewalk is completed in front of the Pkkss office, but there is a large amount of lumber and bricks for the hank and opera house blocks still in evidence. Immense piles of sand and gravel still line Main street, where the sidewalks are not completed, and the conditions everywhere are such that any visitor can very readily see "where $200,000 is being spent," if he will only look about at the many splendid buildings now be ing erected in El Centro. . . Card of Thanks. We desire togive wide expression of our gratitude to the good friends who have remembered us ii» our hour of sor row. The beautiful flowers, the many acts of theughtful kindness and the cheery words, all these have gone a long way toward helping us to bear the loss of pur dear Clara, and we are very very grateful. I)R - BoU) > AN » Mother. Seeing San Francisco After the Fire Many people want to go to San Fran cisco to see the ruins, transact business and visit among relatives for a short time. If sufficient number can be se cured, 60 or more from any one point, one way rate will be made, basing on Los Angeles, $15.00 to San Francisco and return. If 100 or more from all sections, might arrange for a special train to leave from this district. If you want to go, communicate with your nearest Southern Pacific agent or write me, advising date you prefer. O. J. Cokn, Commercial Agent, Southern Pacific, Riverside, Cal. New Rule Made on Desert Land Absolute ownership of all water rights is required before desert land en tries can be proven up, according to a rule promulgated ' i y the general land office; which has resulted in the rejec tion o' numerous final proofs. "The claimant must he absolute own er of of the water 1 stock appurtenant to the land," said General Franck C. Prew cott, register of the land oflice here, to day. "Five thousand dollars of stock hypothecated for $500 is an iusuflicieut show ing of reclamation. Another drastic rule relative to desert land entries is that only the Hist plow ing and breaking of the land it credited as the work of reclamation. Subse quent cultivation anil crop raising it* held an a mere investment. These two rules indicate a policy of the general hind office adverse to any effort to use the desert land act for speculative pur poses."—Los Angeles Kxpresa. Wheat for your chickens. Desert Grain Co., Imperial. Singer Sewing Machines sold on .easy terms. See Teller, Imperiul, Postoilice Building. High School for Imperial Valley During th« past ten rlayft petitions have l»een circulated in nine of the thir teen school districts in thin Valley ask ing the county school superintendent to call an election for the formation of a high school district. At the present time the Imperial Valley is not in any high school district at all, but neverthe less we have to pay taxes for their sup port just the same. The time has come who n this condition must come to an end. The districts petitioning are Xl Centro, Elder, Silabee, Central, Jasper, Calnxico, Alamo, Holtville and Eastside. Li Ei Cooley circulated the petition in all the districts and he informs ua that almost everyone who expressed any opinion on tlie matter of location for the proposed high Bchool favored El Centro. This is but natural an in any matter of that kind the most central lo cation is the most desirable. And aside from its central location El Centjo pos sesses all the advantages that can be of fered by any other point. Besides all this the Xl Centro Land Co. proposes to build a modern, up-to-date school building such as will meet the needs of the district for many years to come and to donate it to the district free of all ex pense, together with the necessary grounds. This building will be either brick or frame just as the people wish and will be two stories high. It is ex pected that the election to vote on the organization of the district will be call ed at an early date and the matter ex pedited so that the high school can open in its new building at the beginning of the school term next fall. 120 acres of the finest land in the Mesquite lake country. The land Jn this region is undoubtedly the best that can be found. Easily put in crop, good drainage, price right. Bert R. Cnaplin, Imperial, Cal. To Whom It May Concern: I his is to notify all parties interested that I have withdrawn my land describ ed as the Sw 1-4 of Sec. 25, Tp. .15 S, R. 14 E, S. B. M., and no longer offer .it for sale. Parties representing otherwise do so without authority. bigned, Olive J. Gkay". .San Pedro, Cal., April 30th, 1906. may-12 CHURCH NOTICES Presbyterian Church Preaching Services in El Centro First and Third Sundays of each month at 2:30 p. m. All are cordially invited to attend. Rev. A. H. Croco, Pastor. Christian Church Preaching in the Hotel Franklin every Second and Fourth Sunday of the month. You are invited to attend. Rev. J. F. Tout. Pastor. 80 acres all to young alfalfa and looking good, will sell at $30 if sold within the next few weeks, and Mr., this farm is all fenced, good soil, well located, go and look it over. See Wil- son about it. FOR RENT My five room cottage in Imper- ial situated on 6th and H Sts., two blocks from business" center Yard well fenced and 30 shade trees, ornamental vines, shrubs and greenery, chicken corral and outhouses. One of the coziest places in the town. Will rent for $ i 0.00 per month till next October to right party. App 111 1 ■ 1 ■ V. J ■ l 1 i I V Clio* 1 I v C M l l El Centro, Cal., or B. R. Cha lin, Imperial. G. E. IRWIN Pioneer ...Contractor and lUiil< ' ; , Estimates on all kindn <• furnished en application ! j_;;r Phone 143 Imp/ Ed. K. Boyd Realty and 10 acre tracts at 11 3 or 4 hundred apif hot cakes. . \aassifkdLimrs\ Liners under thin bending will be in* serted for 5 cents a line each insertion. Km^LK^BnliAlw^iTTa^WoT^a 4 horse wagon, good as new. Add rent C. F. Perry, lleber, Cal. a-28tf YOU SALE— Ten thousand date palms, Imperial Valley grown and very large. About 3000 are 4 feet high and over, rest large and thrifty. For sale in lots to suit. Enquireof F. O. Havens, El Centro, or E. R. Fairbanks, Im- perial. a-28tf FOR fcALK — Two horses for sale or trade for brood sowe. AJso one Dur- ham bull and two steers.' A. R. Ab- bott, El Centro, Cal. April J4-t£ FOR SALK— Cheap. A first-class sec- ond-hand Hteel Hay Press, complete. Only been used a short time. Inquire at Edgar Bros. Imperial, or nee C. F. Perry, Heber. apr-7-tf FOR SALEs-Cheap, One No. 1, and one No. 2 De Laval Separators, in first- class condition. Apply to C. W. Fer- J nald, IViperial. Cal. * . m-10-tf I have an order for 160 shares of water stock that can be located in either of the water companies No. 1, No. 5 or No. 6; will divide to suit purchaser in forties or eighties; $13.50 per share; all cash. Write or see F. H. Stanley, Brawley, Cal. n 4tf FOR SALE — Quarter section A No. I Innd, two miles north of Heber. First-class early fruit, vineyard, can- taloupe or alfalfa land. Forty shares of water stock and 40 acres ready to . put in crop. Price $2000. Will take one-half cash, or trade for work horses or other property if acceptable. Ad- dress 8., care this office. n 4 tf FOR SALE— A steam engine, 14 horse- power with 150 feet belt. Inquire at , this oflice. FOR SALE— Good barley hay, $9 per ton, at 11. B. Balcom's ranch near El Centro. m-3-tf FOR SALE — One horse, good worker or saddler; one Durham bull, three doz- en laying hens. Address A. R. Ab- bott, El Centro. may-12 FOR SALE— IS head of young milk cows will be sold cheap if taken be- fore May 20th. Inquire of Mrs. M;w v E. Gardner, Brawley. May 12-19 v WILDS — of wild turkeys (acclimated). Address only G. G. G. Brawley, Cal. apr-7-tf ~ Now that the Imperial Valley lands have been withdrawn from entry I have a choice assortment of assignments whieh do not re* quire filing. Bert R. Chaplin. , . FOR RENT Office for rent in the Garner building. . Apply to I. L. Wilson. oct 21 tf WANTED— To Trade 80 acres of land with water stock, 4 miles from town, for horses or mules. Address: Lock Box 133, Imperial. July 22 tf PASTURE— I can furnish grain and al- falfa pasture for 5o head of cattle on my ranch. H. M. Kinne, El Centro, Calif. m-3-tf WANTED X~~ WANTED-«Hay baling, $2,00 per ton. Work guaranteed. Address Bucher Bros. Heber, Cal. my-12-tf WANTED— 2OO shares of Water Co. No. 5 stock. Will pay spot cash. Price must be reasonable. Fuller & Aten; El Centro, Cal. April 14-tf I WANT TO BUY— 2o to 40 shares of stock in Imperial Water Co. No. 1, at , rock- bottom price for spot cash, ad- dress E. W. Fales, Imperial, Cal. • m-3-tf FOR EXCHANGE— WiII exchange 123 acred grazing land, with wood and water in Ventura County, 4 milea from Hi r.R.R, worth $1200 for" re- linqutshinent or other property in Imperial Valley. M. W. C, 623 Bryson Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. d!6tf WANTED— An appjre to lean* the millinery »' "hi 1 ' ness. Apply perial, Can' WANTE' vest ! Im'