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Imperial Valley Press.
VOL. VI MAKING A SHOWING Ice factory Looms lip Again and Work is Being Rushed It Is certainly surprising with what rapidity construction work Is being rushed on the Ice plant. The brick walls of the engine room are rising apace and quite rapidly, too, consider ing they are of extra thickness. The Inside walls of the freezing room and of two storage rooms are already In place and ready for the Insulation. The freezing room In the new structure Is being built where the creamery part was In the one which was burned. This room Is so arranged that It will be possible to keep the temperature at a lower point than before, thus enabling much' more rapid lreezlng, consequent ly a larger capacity. The machinery has already arrived and Is being un loaded and assembled. There will be no delay In the work now and El Centro Is congratulating it self that it will have a larger, better and more convenient Ice, factory than It had before. • And more convenient It will be," too, for the plans on which It is being built this time are such that all faults of the other one have been corrected. The new structure Is so built that cars may be loaded from both the west and east sides, while on the south provision Is made for loading wagons In an easy manner. Last year proved that the wagon trade was no small factor to be reckoned with, for nearly every farmer bought at the factory door from 100 to 200 pounds of Ice a day and many dairies bought in great deal larger quantities. Cable Ferry for Calexico > Will Waters and C. F. McCleary ire at work this week making arrange nents for the placing of a cable ferry/ icross New river from Calexlco. Tilts' ;able has been ordered and its arrival s looked for daily. The ferry will lave a carrying capacity of four tons md will have deck room sufficient for he crossing of teams and wagons, 'he gentlemen expect to be ready to ccommodate the traveling public by he middle of next week. — Chronicle. it. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific What Is believed by some to be a nk In the chain of railroad lines which 111 eventually be connected up by the ifferent owners and merged under one /stem is being constructed at w Clifton louse Junction, New Mexico, near •aton. This road is known as the St. ouls. Rocky Mountain & Pacific and le of its officials stated to a newspap ■ representative only a few days ago at San Diego would be the ultimate rmlnal. For the past month the St. Louis, ocky Mountain & Pacific railroad is been running regular trains between aton and Clmarron, a distance of 47 lies. — Ex. New Side Track I The Southern Pacific Is getting idy for the big rush of business dur ; the cantaloupe season. The side ck leading to the packing house is be extended up to past the Ice plant, >slng between the plant and the trans mer house, connecting with the >lton Inter- Urban railroad on the rth. This new connection with the I. will enable the cars to be Iced ping from Holtville without Inter- Ing with other cars receiving Ice at other side of the plant. Last year reat deal of annoyance and loss of [c was experienced because of the kof another connecting track be en the two roads. EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 1907 PROGRESSIVE EAST SIDE Holtville and Its Surrounding Country Is On the Move Water companies Nos. 5 and 7 comprise what Is known as the East slde when referred to 'collectively and the most of those who live there are proud of the reputation the Eastslde Is acquiring for Its progresslveness. They are ever alert to the best Interests of their community, as Is evidenced by the following from the Holtville Tribune: "Holtville ia to have a creamery. So say a number of our best dairymen who are associating themselves together for tiie building and equipping a first-class creamery for the benefit of themselves and the community in genoral. There aro in the vicinity of Holtville some of the finest herds of dairy cows to he found in the Imperial valley and the number is constantly being increased so that now the output of cream each month will compare most favorable witli any other section and assure the success of the enterprise." ' Also a Vineyard "Arakelian Brothers, whoarecommis siou merchants doing business in Fres no, Calif., and Portland, Ore., who have been looking over the valley for the past two weeks have decided to make Holt ville the point of their operations. During the past week these gentlemen have closed a number of land deals for the purpose of engaging the raising of grapes. They have secured 80 acres of the K. L. Kendle place near Gleason's siding, the G. N. Apkins place north of town and 320 acres of B. Howard Whit comb in No. 7 and are negotiating for a number of other tracts close to town. It is their intention to set out grapes on the different pieces of land secured and during the period of the vineyards maturing they will raise cantaloupes. Operations will be begun by them at once in order Co raise cantaloupes for this season's output." Colorado River Ciage Taken At Yuma Dally mean gage hel ht and dis- > cJiarg«-ofth*e~~Colorado river at Yuma, Arizona for week ending January 26, 1907: Date Gage Height Discharge January 20 22 85 January 21 21.50 25.800 January 22 ' 21.00 23.900 January 23 • 20 60 22.100 January 24 20.10 15.200 January 25 20.00 13 800 January 26 19.80 11.400 Reclamation Service. Miss Jessie Gulick. sister of E. A. Gullck, Is very 111. She was taken sick last Saturday and Is threatened with lung fever. Miss Gulick Is superin tendent of the Sunday School here. The Cantaloupe Association heltl quite a lengthy session last night and perfected Us organization. Secretary Brown's yearly report was read and considerable business was transacted. A meeting Is to be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Owing to the Irregularity of receive Ing the report ot the gage height from the observer at Salton sea, our weekly feplH > rh*4-4aJ»er / dlscontlnued, but now word comes that weekly reports, can be had hereafter and the same will be published as before. The El Centro Grocery Company has added to their stock a line of poul try food, manufactured by the Hercu lean Stock and Remedy Co., of Colt on, Cal. They have on hand especi ally prepared food for hens and turkeys, egg producers, as well as a celebrated mite and lice exterminator. The de mand for this line of goods has been steadily Increasing here and Is bound to be more In demand as the benefits derived from Its use are better known. AND TIIH IMPERIAL PRESS HOLTVILLE SIGNS UP Lyons and Coggins Companies Will Handle the Cantaloupes The Holtville Cantaloupe Associa tion held a meeting Wednesday, and signed up a contract for this season's output. Lyon Bros. company, # of New York, and M. O. Cogglns company, of Plttsburg, Pa , secured the contract on a very satisfactory basis to both parties concerned. They are to receive 50 cents per crate advance on Fancy Standards until a certain number of cars have been shipped, the Holtville Association to do its own pooling and the money will be remitted to the As sociation Instead of to the grower di rect as was done last year. This ar rangement pleases all parties better, but last year it was practically all an experiment and the knowledge gained helped both shipper and grower to come to a more intelligent conclusion as to what was needed this year. The acreage signed for Holtville will ap proximate about 200 acres, however It is thought by some that before the planting season is over there will be nearly 250 acres put In. A NEW SCHOOL HOUSE Holtvifle Will Have New School House and Library As soon as the bridge across the Alamo at Holtville is fixed, carpenters will commence work on the fine school house and library this hustling town on the Eastslde Is going to have. Four thousand dollars will be spent on the school building and $1500 on the library. The library building will be In the center of the park which Is near the center of the town. Arrangements are being made to beautify the park so as to make it a pleasant place to visit. No doubt the water pipes will soon be extended so as to cover a larger area and things will soon be on the move. Holtville is happily situated In the midst of as good if not the best,' agricultural section In the Imperial Valley and Immense pos sibilities lie in its path. The Press Is indeed glad to publish this piece ot geod news regrading Its step toward the front. May Its Interest never lag. C R^v Hr Leonardson preached at the schooTTftjr»«4iist Sunday mJrnlng. and afternoon. His sermons were very Interesting and impressive. J. C. Stewart has accepted a posk tlon with the El Centro Department store. He is an experienced store man and will help Increase the already large trade of that popular store. R. A. Walker, the cantaloupe man, has been In the valley this week and •paJaV EI Centro a pleasant visit Monday anaTtH^ay. He will leave very shortly for Rocky Ford and points in Texas. Mrs. Vern Farrls, who has been vis iting with het sister, Mrs. I. E. Casner, for the past month or so, returned to her home In Watts, near Los Angeles, last Tuesday.. She left here much Im proved In health. • The W. C. T. U. met at the Hotel El Centro, Saturday afternoon and among other things took up the matter of a reading It's to be hoped that satisfactory arrangements may be made whereby a sul'able room may be obtained and supported that a conven ient place to stop and read may be en joyed by the young men of our town. FAVORABLE REPORT Irrigation Committee Approves $2, 000,000 Measure to Hold Colo rado River Washington, Jan. 28 — Senator Flint's bill appropriating $2,000,000 to protect the Interests of the United States on the Lower Colorado river was favorably reported Monday by the committee on Irrigation. Senator Flint's plan to have a recla mation district esabllshed along the Colorado is agreed to by the commit tee and the recommendation to appro priate $2 000,000 to construct and maintain such works as will hereafter confine the Colorado river to Its old channel Is approved. The measure also provides that the Harrlman Inter est may be reimbursed for moneys expended in this work subsequent to December 20, 1906. The president is to determine what sum, if any, shall be paid to Harrlman. Authority Is also given In the bill to enter into an agreement with the Re public of Mexico in order that the nec essary work can be done. So much of the cost of the work on the Colorado as may be of direct ben efit to any irrigation project will be as sessed proportionately to any land thus benefited. Imperial Valley Water Users' Asso ciation. A meeting of the Imperial Valley Water Users' Association was called for Thursday at Imperial but a quorum was not present and the meeting was adjourned without date to be called when it would be possible tojget a quorum together. The object of this meeting of the association ie to follow out the plans laid out by the meeting of the boards of directors of the various mutual water companies at Imperial January 17th. J. S. Roth was down from Brawley the first of the week. He represents Lyons & Co. In this valley and makes his headquarters .tat Brawley. He j& ports a large acreage ready for canta loupes at that piace. » L. M. Lyon, the cantaloupe map; was In town Wednesday. He was in company with R. A. Walker and J. S. Roth and was on his way to Holtville to close up a deal for the handling of F. E. Humphreys, of Marietta, Ok lahoma, Is visiting with his brother, B. of Holtville, this week. He Isaccompailled-by-hls little son and they spent part of last Monday looking over El Centro and. Its sur roundings. This week the Press job department printed some neat stationery for tro Central Creamery company of El Cen tro. The officers as elected/ at Its last election are: F. S. Webster, president; H. R. Kyle, secretary and the Valley State Bank, treasurer. L. D. Robinson, who has been"^» resident here for a few months past, has been secured by the Holton Inter Urban Railway company as their agent at Holtville. Holtville Is fortunate In having so genial and pleasant an agent as Mr. RoblnsonjjtlH-make them. C/^Thompson received a fine Poland-China Boar from Kansas City this week, which came by express. There seems to be quite a number of blooded hogs being shipped from east ern points to the Eastslde and no doubt It will pay big In the long run: AT THE BREAK Rock Shows Clear Across the Gap and the Fall is Nearly Two Feet The work of shutting out the . wa*er Is going along rapidly and smoothly. The following from the Yuma Sun gives a clear statement of the progress being made: "The second trestle at the Intake will be completed by to-morrow noon and rock dumping from It will begin at once. Word was received from ■ the heading last night stating that the building of the third trestle has been abandoned, as It was not considered necessary In the task of turning the Colorado Into the old channel. M.re than two feet of water are flowing Into the old bed and every rock now dumped from the first trestle can be seen above the surface of the water. In spite of the rain which was prev alent Tuesday, reports received at the heading on the condition of the tribu taries of the Salt and Glla are much the same as they have been all week. The work Is being rushed In every possible way at the intake In order to so enforce the dam that should a sud den raise occur in the eastern part of the territory no possible damage could be done to the dam across the break.'* Enlarging Stock Yards A force of men are at work at the El Centro stock yards thlsweek. Two> more pens are to te added; as the present quarters are found to be not al ways adequate. A coat of white wash is being put on, which adds much to their appearance. It's about annua inspection time, hence the white wash. Keep the Roads Dry The committee appointed by the chamber of commerce to look after the roads leading to El Centro, have asked the Press to state in their behalf that numerous persons are letting wat er out Into the roads, thereby hindering travel to a great extent. The commit tee wishes It understood that action Is likely to be taken against these vlolat •«<sof law against the public good If the ott&<isels repeated. There should be no troub!e>»tiDut this matter and .certainly will not.be If irrlgators would be more careful about flooding the roads". -It's a waste of water anyway and should not be permitted under any circumstances. However the com mlttee will no doubt have the support of the entire community If .hereafter they should proceed against anyone who Is negligent about this matter. Found Them Misinformed J. Stanley Brown, the hardware man, was in Los Angeles this week on busi ness, returning Thursday morning. Mr. Brown says he finds that most of >the business men with whom he talked have been woefully misinformed re garding the conditions of this valley and it Is traceable to reports sent out from here in a sensational manner and published In the dally papers. The articles are always "scare headed" and ■aUractthe reader's eye and on these fabrications they base their knowledge and belief. The wholesalers and re tailers of the City of Angels would do well to more thoroughlvja^iderstand the country from whjwtce comes so much of 'helrjMrttfJort. GSo. Ritchey. wife and child are here from Wllllts. Ca). George was one of the pioneers of Imperial and made that place his home for three years. He has come back to. look around and thinks perhaps he -will re main permanently^ ,^^ NO. 43