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•Holton-lntemrb«n Railway Company
"No. 1. Leave Holtville 7:30 a. m. dally except
No. 3. Leave Hnltvllle 1:30 p. m. daily;inctud
■Jlo. 2. Leave El Centro 9:00 a. m. dallj except
No 4. Leave El Centro 3:00 p. m. dally Includ
i-^Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Barber arrived
from Redlands Sunday evening. Mr.
Barber Is employed by J. L. Travers.
We learn A. D, Medhurst will prob
ably be next to have a house built.
"Med". never was a "dead one" and
is now more alive than ever.
Mr. M. C. Taylor, of Highlands,' was
a valley visitor this week and visited
all the towns, but found none showing
the thrifty growth of ,E1 Centro. */
Frank McCown and wife arrived
from Waltsburg, Washington, Tuesday
evening and went to Holtvllle to look
after their property In number five.
E. H. Sherman came In from Red
lands last week and Is working for J
L. Travers. He expects Mrs. Sher
ntan and their two children to come
W. W. Garvln, of Los Angeles, Is
in the valley th Is week and is being
shown about by U. S. Handley. Mr.
•Garvln and Mr. Handley were formerly
neighbors In the east.
J. L. Travers has built a neat and
tasty home for himself, on his lot on
the corner of Sixth and State streets.
Mrs. Travers and baby arrived this
week and now J. L. knows where home
H. J. Messenger, the biggest Demo
crat on the Eastslde, was an El Centro
visitor Wednesday. . He expressed re
:gret that he was not a resident of El
Centro, so he might get another chance
to vote this year.
S. J. Nevlns, of San Gabriel, came
in Tuesday evening to look after his
valley Interests. He has land In num
ber six and the coming of the new
<litch now being built by the California
Development company will put him on
A. R. Shepherd has moved to the
cantaloupe field he has rented on the
Adams place joining town. Mr. Shep
herd was quite successful In canta
loupes last season and will try It again
•on a larger scale next year.
W. F. Glllett, of Holtvllle, arrived
home last Tuesday from a three weeks
trip to the northern part of tiie State
and Oregon. He went out again Fri
day to buy a herd of dairy cattle he
found somewhere on his trip.
Miss June, Vanden Heuvel arrived
■home last Wednesday evening from a
two months' visit to Los Angeles and
Riverside. She was accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. Hill, of Hanford, Cali
fornia, who Is making her first visit to
W. L. Payne still has the most airy
and best ventilated mercantile estab
lishment In the Valley. By means of
.a rough board wall he manages to
keep out the coarsest of the wintry
winds, .while he waits with more or less
patience for the arrival of the glass
front. But Inside he "has the goods"
all right and Is waiting on his custom
ers In spite of his difficulties.
General superintendent C. E. Paris,
«of the Holton Power company, has de
cided to make his home In El Centro
and has closed a contract with J. L.
T ravers for the erection of a commo
dious seven room dwelling on Brighton
street, near Fifth. Mr. Travers ex
pects to begin work upon It In a very
few days and to have It completed be
fore the end of January. Mr. Paris
c wlll have one of the best houses in the
jsted. wn. It will be modern In all respects.
If you have land to sell or rent come
and list with us. Ira Aten Land Ci.
An arrest with some sensational fea
tures occurred In our vicinity this week.
A water 'company official was the
complainant and^a leading farmer was
the "other fellow\ Purloining water
is the charge and Interesting develop
ments are expected wtan the matter
is aired In the courts. \
J. A. Crouch and Son, ]of LaFay
ette, Indiana, breeders of standard
horses, have established a stable In El
and are showing as fine speci
mens of horse flesh as are to be seen
In the Valley. Our farmers and horse
raisers will find It to their Interest to
call on them and examine their horses.
Several parties of land seekers have
gone over west of New river this week
4o prospect the\country that will be
covered by the mew west side canal the
California Development company Is
building. That paVt of the Valley will
no doubt receive a Vood .deal of atten
tion from those who\ant to buy raw
land or take up government claims.
The house J. L. Travers is building
for W. E. Downing Is nearlng comple
tion. The carpenters are about done
with their work andknow It Is In the
hands of the palnters\and paper hang
ers. They will get through In a few
days, so Ed. and Mrs. NDownlng will
soon be in their new hom\ And we
think they should be charlvarleed.
Ike Casner's new house, which J. L.
Travers Is building at the corner of
Fifth and Olive streets Is now assum=>
Ing proportions and It can be seen that
it will be one of the neatest and best
homes in the town when completed.
All the new houses- Mr. Travers Is
building are good. Such homes show
the permanence of our town and the
confidence of our townspeople.
RETURNS FROM EAST
W. F. Holt Back From Blizzard Land
Mr. W. F. Holt arrived In El Cen
tro last Sunday evening, having just
gotten back from a four weeks trip to
the east. He went as far east as New
York City and everywhere found great
business activity. He also found ev
eryone, even. the busiest of business
men and men of affairs were all posted
on Imperial valley and knew the Colo
rado river had recently been gotten
under control and the valley rendered
safe from floods. He found the Inter
est In this valley very general and a
great many people closely watching
our development. Everywhere people
expressed admiration for the splendid
pioneers who had braved the perils
and rendered possible the settlement
•cTthls valley. And then when all
seemed doomed and It appeared as If
the Colorado river would destroy all to
have the great Southern Pacific com
pany come to the rescue and shut off
the water makes It seem like some
fairy tale to the eastern readers. But
to know that It Is all true and has tak
'en place In their own time and in their
own country gives the matter a fascin
ation It could not otherwise possess.
Our valley Is receiving some very good
advertising now at the hands of the
great magazines and the Interest of
the people In our country Is getting
very much awakened.
Mr. Holt says It was quite cold In
the east all the time he was there and
that a great many people are coming
'from there to California to spend the
winter. Speaking of the road agent
that robbed him on his way east he re
marked that the fellow got too bold
and was captured the next ttme he
tried to hold up a train and will now
get a dose of Missouri justice.
Mr. Holt had a pleasant and suc
cessful trip, but says he Is glad to get
home again and to know that he will
not get caught In a blizzard no matter
whether he carries his overcoat or
leaves It behind.
EL CENTRO, CAL. ROY L. RUMSEY, PROP.
To supply our customers with
such articles as are necessary to
make living; still a pleasure dur-
ing our continued cold weather.
In our last dry goods ship-
ment there are wool blankets,
jersey sweaters, men's wool
hose, ladies' union suits. We
have had many calls for ladies'
union suits in white and are
now ready to supply the de=
mand. We have in a new
supply of cotton bats for your
We wish to call your atten-
tion to our line of dry goods
just received. Our selections
were made with the idea in
mind that you wanted some-
thing pretty and at the same
time serviceable. We invite
you to call and see them.
Remember that we have a new
delivery wagon and deliver orders to
our town customers twice each day,
at ten in the morning and three in
EL CENTRO, OAL. , ' ROY L. RUMBEY. pr*PRIETORJ