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Imperial Items
Prom oar Regular Correspondent
Hazel Denny has a new piano.
Mrs, Newton was up from El Centro,
Mr. Fairbanks left for the mountains
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. DeLegro went to Holt
ville, Friday.
Ollie Kirkpattick is l»el|»ing Mr.
Bright in his hay.
Rev. S. S. Myrick made a flying trip
to Calexico, Wednesday.
.Ernest Norrish is workiiig'in the can
taloupes at Mr. Adams'.
Mrs. Shepherd visited out at Mr.
Green's at Me&quite Lake.
Mrs. Dr. lloltzman has gone out of
the Valley i'or the summer.
Mr. Slaughter's threshing machine
has pulled in for the summer;
Messrs. Wessel; Hydelouff, Nelson,
Dearbourri and McClanahan were sel
ected jurors to go to San Diego.
Mrs. Denny has moved her millinery
and dress making shop to the old drug
store on Eighth street.
Mr. Yount died Tuesday afternoon.
His two sons, Walter and John, took
the body to Riverside county for inter
Tb« Largrest Newspaper.
Tht largest newspaper ever publish
td in this or any other country was
the Illuminated Quadruple Constella
tion, which was issued in New York
City on July 4, 1559. It was a 28,000
edition and was sold at 50 cents per
copy. The size of the page of this
sheet was 70 by 10C inches, or almost
forty-nine square feet. It was an eight
page paper, thirteen columns to the
page, or a total of 104 columns, eacb
forty-eight inches in length. It was
Illustrated with good portraits of Pres
ident Buchanan, Edward Everett, Hen
ry Ward Beecher, N. P. Banks, E. H.
Ohapin, Horace Greeley, Elizabeth
Barrett Browning. Alexander yon
Humboldt, James G. Bennett and sev
eral others. The paper contained thir
ty-six different poems entire, one ol
them having as many as sixty-foui
eight line verses. Among other articles
Of special note was the celebrated
"Moon Hoax," published in 1835. It
required the work of forty persons ten
hours per day for eight weeks to "get
out" this mammoth paper.
Origin of "Stationer/*
According to Pierre de Blois, the tl
tie "stationer" was applied to one class
of bookseller long before the seven
teenth century, though that may have
been the period when it came to refer
to any seller of books. He distin
guishes between the librarii and the
fttationarii, who bad both become so
numerous in Paris in 1259 that cer
tain regulations had to be made for
their control. The former were agents
for the sale and loan of manuscripts, a
large sum of money being deposited
when a manuscript was lent, while the
latter, allowed to have stations or stall 9
In the markets, were sellers and cop
lers of manuscripts. At the time he
wrote there were twenty-nine brokers
and stationers in Paris, not a very dan
gerous number, one would think, con
sidering that Paris from the twelfth to
the fifteenth century was considered
the chief seat of learning. — London
Wished It Was Saturday Night.
One of our best known manufactur
ers, whose business for years has
been done by traveling salesmen, made
up his mind to call personally upon his
New York city trade as an excuse to
get to New York, a place he had not
visited in twenty years. The gorgeous
ness of the hotels made a great Im
pression upon him. The best was none
too good, as he has plenty of money,
and he is not afraid to spend it when
away from home, so he put up at one
of the palatial hostelries and had a
suit of rooms. When he returned he
told his friends of the magnificence of
the place, the fine furniture, the beauti
ful decorations and the finely appoint
ed bathroom. "Why," he said, "the
floor was tiled, the walls were tiled
away up to the ceiling, the tub was
porcelain, there were plenty of towels,
hot and cold running water, and— and
—by gosh, I only wished it was Satur
day night!"— Boston Herald.
The ballooning fad Is on in London.
Society has taken up the balloon and
the balloon will take up society.— New
York Commercial.
Because he loves his art Herr Nikisch
will come to America to lead the Bos
ton Symphony orchestra, provided he is
guaranteed a paltry consideration of
$50,000 a year.— Chicago News.
When a woman rides in an automo
bile for the first time she lies awake at
night afterward thinking how she can
make her husband get one. The next
day she bays an automobile veil.—Som
trvllle Journal.
Holton Power
is prepared to furnish
Electricty for Light and
In all the towns of the Imperial
Valley at the same rates
charged for similar service
in other towns in Cali=
flotors installed, fixtures sup=
plied and wiring done at
reasonable rates.
For information, rates, prices, etc., apply to
Holtville, California
Holtville Happenings
Prom Onr Re^nlar Correspondent.
S. R. Harold, of Brawley, was in town
W. C. Cram was doing business in
Brawley, Wednesday.
Ed. E. Boyd left Saturday for a few
days business in Los Angeles.
Rev. F. A. Leak and wife returned
from Brawley, Monday.
Ralph Chaplin and family have left
the Valley for the summer, going from
Holtville to Pomona.
Rev. S. S. Myrick, of Imperial, was
Visiting Rev. F. A. Leak Monday and
Tuesday of this week.
\V. B. Richards and H. C. Beasley
each .left Tuesday with a car load of fat
hogs for the Los Angeles market.
Mrs. F. N. Chaplin has returned from
Los Angeles, where she has been visit
ing her mother for the past two weeks.
G. M: Vermilya is slowly recovering
from his long siege from typhoid fever
and his many friends hope to see him
out soon.
Mrs. Win. Dunworth and children left
Monday for an extended visit with her
mother, Mrs. D. A. Wheeler, in River
side, Cal.
Frank Wheeler, wife and children, of
Clear Lake, lowa, are visiting D. A.
Wheeler and other relatives near Holt
ville, this week.
Mrs. F. J. Cole has purchased the en
tire lot of Rev. S. S. Myrick's fine full
blood White Plymouth Rock chickens,
which is a very valuable addition to her
tine flocks.
Supt. G. R. Wade, of Imperial Water
company No. 5, left Wednesday, with
representatives of other Water com
panies of the Valley, to inspect the wat
er situation in and about Sharp's head
ing. Last week Supt. Wade visited the
intake south of Yuma and reports that
work on the levees and headgatea is pro
gressing finely.
On last Tuesday the suits of C. C.
Ames vs. Jas. Chamberlin and Clyde
Curtis were tried in Justice Webb's
court, Atty F. J. Cole appearing for
plaintiff and Atty Geo. H. P. Sbaw ap
pearing for the defendants. Ames vs.
Chamberlin was decided in favor of de
fendant and Ames vs. Curtis was decid
ed for the plaintiff. The subject of the
suits wire the right to possession to* cer
tain stock removed from the ranch of C.
C Ames.
Regular meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of Imperial Water company No.
5 held at their offices in Holtville, Cal.,
July sth, 1006:
Present : Schee, Chaplin and Fergu
Absent: Silliman and Bothwell.
A motion was made by Mr. Chaplin
'and seconded by Mr. Ferguson that the
contract with the California Develop
ment company be referred to Atty Ward
with the company's objections and cor
rections and he be instructed to draw a
new corrected contract.
Motion carried.
Resolved, that whereas Secy I. P. Sill
iman was absent from Holtville indefin
itely that F. J. Cole, assistant secretary,
be authorized to sign checks for the
company in his stead.
The regular monthly bills were audit
ed and allowed.
F. J. Cole, Ass't Secy.
I have 160 acres of good land In
Water Co. No. 1 and 160 shares of
water stock all for $20 per acre.
Cash payment of $500. Pay the bal
ance in work, leveling and putting in
crop on adjoining land. See me at
once. D. H. CHAPLIN,
El Centro. Cal.
The Imperial Drug Co. sells it, whole-
sale and retail.
Wheat for your chickens. Desert
Grain Co., Imperial.
Imperial Drug Co's Philadelphia Ice
Cream; the kind that's good.
If you don't find what you want
advertised in the paper Bert R.
Chaplin can dig it up for you.
I 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.
See Wilson about it.

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