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Imperial Valley press and the Imperial press. (El Centro, Calif.) 1906-1907, February 16, 1907, Image 2

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Cpes Randolph at the Scene When
Last Drop of Water Was Shot
Out of Mexican Intake
At six o'clock sharp Sunday evening
the last drop of water running through
the far-famed arid 111-famed Mexican
Intake was cut off and the entire flow
of the wayward Colorado for tnree
years run wild, was for the second
time during that long and anxious per
iod diverted to Its proper channel.
The dam Is by no means finished
yet, for It Is proposed to raise It to the
height of the present trestle and to use
Its surface as the grade of the Inter-
California railroad. But the . rock,
gravel and dirt of which the dam Is
composed, shows high and dry above
the water, a good forty feet In width,
and faster than any possible rise In the
Colorado can overcome, the lead thus
galneirock, gravel and dirt will add to
the stature of this bulwark to the safety
and permanence of Irrigation along the
lower Colorado.
President Epes Randolph was at the
Heading, as he has been for over a
week, when the closure so long and so
arduously striven for and so anxiously
awaited, was affected. It Is likely that
his rejoicing Is hardly less than that of
the thousands of people whose all hung
in the balance while the titanic struggle
with the mighty river was progressing,
for he realized that to him was en
trusted the accomplishment of an en
gineering feat upon which the fate of a
great empire depended.
Henceforth the greatest attention
will now center upon the levee building
below the Intake, which Is being pushed
forward with as great haste as possible
considering the extreme care with
which the work Is being done.
There are ten levee camps In all,
each containing from 175 to 300 head
of work animals and the necessary
number of men. These camps extend
for a distance of twelve miles below
the Intake and over this entire distance
the levee is partially completed. It
will be but a short time until this por
tion of the lowland will be safeguarded
from Inundation. Some further time
will be required to complete the levees
to the high land to which it Is proposed
to extend them, for that point is thirty
miles from the Intake.
Unto the present occasion it is suf
ficient to know that the intake is closed.
Let the celebration proceed. — Yuma
Request of Farmers Refused
A number of farmers and landowners
from the valley southwest and south of
Somenon appeared at the reclamation
headquarters last Saturday and ap
pealed to Engineer Sellew to close the
gap of about two miles that has been
left in the levee, west of Somerton.
They urged that a thousand acres of
barley had been sown In their region,
which was endangered by this gap,
which might let floods la upon the
crops either this spring or in the early
summer. Under safer conditions
much more would be sown. They al
so pointed out the danger of forcing
the river through this gap and Into the
Amer can slough.
Engineer Sellew said that he would
consider the matter and report the de
cision of the reclamation service to
Mr. Bondesson. president of the Water
The report to Mr. Bondesson is that
the gap would not be closed this spring.
— Yuma Enterprise.
The very fact that this gap above
referred to will not be closed makes
the closure just affected by the South
ern Pacific company all the more cer
tain to stand. There is a chance that
If a large rush of water comes It will
seek this weak spot and the pressure
on this side will not be so great.
J. A. Walton, of Redlands, was In
the valley this week.lookifn^ofte r his
land Interests.
Holtville Happenings
From Our Regaiar Correspondent.
J. N. Patton returned Monday from
a business trip to Los Angeles.
F. S. Webster and R. L. Rumsey,
of El Centro, were business callers In
Holtville, Monday.
F. M. Miller, of Riverside, and W.
A. Hadden. of Tucson, were registered
at the Hotel Alamo, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sllliman, of
New York City, and LaFayette SUll
man. of Albion. Michigan, were In
Holtville, over Sunday and were visit-
Ing at the ranch of their son and broth
er. I P. Sllliman. They left Monday
morning for Los Angeles, where they
will make proof on their large holdings
of land In district number five.
B. S. Parker, of San Diego, was a
business caller In Holtville. the first of
this week.
Miss Pearl Curtis entertained the
Y. P. S. C. E. at her home on Wed
nesday evening, that being the anni
versary of her birthday. A very en
joyable evening was spent by her many
Mrs. W. C. Simpson, the former
proprietress of the Alamo hotel, shipped
the remainder of her goods to Los
Angeles this week, where she will
make her future home.
Friends of J. W. Kamm were
pained to hear of his death In Los An
geles on last Saturday at a hospital,
where he had been recently removed.
He had been afflicted for some time
with paralysis of the throat, but It was
not known that he was In so serious
condition until news of his death was
received. His brother Rufus Kamm,
accompanied the remains back to Illi
nois for burial. Mr. Kamm was one
of the finest and must upright young
men who have settled In this part of
the valley and he will be missed by
the people of the eastside.
C. S. Thompson returned Saturday
from a short business trip to Redlands
and Los Angeles.
H. C. Swlnk ha\reslgned his posi
tion as head zanjero rarlmperial Wat
er company No. 5 and has begun work
for Calvin lams, who has \ihe Lohr
land rented for this year. \
Great preparations are being made
for the Ladles' Aid social, to be held
in the water company's office on Feb.
22d, which is to be held for the benefit
of the parsonage.
Those present at the meeting of the
library boaid on^last Thursday decided
to contract with Mrs. Stevenson for
the erection of a hbrary building In
our public square. Plaqs for the sam?
are being drawn and will be snbmitted
at the next meeting.
Mrs. A\B. Jones, who was so se
verely burned several days ago, Is
slowly improving, but It will be some
time before she c^n be entirely recov
| ered from her injuries.
The Ladies' Aid Society met Wed
nesday- afternoon with Mrs. C. J.
Schenck and spent the time sewing
for the benefit of the church.
D:. G. T. Greenleaf was\ ill Sunday
and unable to attend to his Wesslonal
duties. \
The Plumber
Tanks and Pipe of all sizes
Work Done all Over the Valley
PhoneJl29 , Imperial, Cal.
List your lands with the Ira Aten
Land Co They can give you best
results. '•'!.•<
Imperial Items
From our Regnlar Correspondent
Mrs. Fred Koetsch left for a few
week's visit In San Bernardino on
Mrs. M. S. Cook and Mrs. Myer. of
No. 5, were In Imperial on Tuesday to
meet their husbands on their return
from LosQAngeles
H. N. Dyke has been 111 ever since
his return from Yuma. the first of the
Little Bessie, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. HL. Peckk, has {been quite sic
for several days.
Miss Tout left last Saturday for a
ten days' stay In Los Angeles. I
Dorothy Dyke has rather a severe
attack of bilious fever. V/
Mrs. Frank Cllno, who has been
spending some time In El Centro with
Mrs. D. D. Pellet, came up Sunday
tor a few hours' stay.
Mrs. Edwin Mead and Miss Daisy
Mead, of the Eastside, were Imperial
visitors on Monday.
Rev. J. F. Tout returned from his
coast trip with a severe attack of grip.
Mrs. M. P. Grove returned from her
San Diego trip last Sunday / .
Mr. and Mrs. Will Edgar a/d Mr?.
Marshall left for Los Angeles/on Wed
nesday on land office business.
Mrs. Plotts, of Los Angeles, who
has been the guest of Mrs\ H H. Pet
erson, for a month, left former home
on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Holt went out
to Los Angeles on Wednesday. Mrs.
Holt will go to i hospital, where the
rest, quiet and b^enefltW all that a
hospital implies, will a:d\ In restoring
her to complete health.X The good
wishes of Mrs. Holt's many friends
will be with her and may ye sdaji see
her bonny face again.
The community was inexpressibly
shocked Wednesday, by the suicide of
G H. Waterman, a young man well
known and respected In Imperial. No
cause Is assigned for the act, except
that he was given to acute attacks of
melan holla and had been heard to
make the threat on several occasions
that he would take his own life.
The Young People's Christian Tern-
167 Centro ffiacbine Shops I
The Holton Power Co. has the B
best equipped Machine Shops M
m in the Imperial Valley. Firsts §9
Jl class workmen are employed ||
|§j and all kinds of . ®
II Repair inp; and Machine Work '§£'
U done promptly and reasonably " ||
!& E, FROMME, Master Mechanic ■ ||
perance club held their regular fort
night meeting this week In the Metho
dlst church In the nature of a pound
social. After the excellent program
was rendered a delightful evening was
spent. The young .people tre very
anxious that the young people from
the surrounding country would Join
them and think It might be a mutual
p.easure and benefit to all.
William Kelly was called to Los
Angeles early In the week, his sister
being dangerously 111 of pneumonia.
She died before the telegram reached
The doors of the Imperial City bank
will be opened to the public next Mon
day morning for the first time, Presi
dent George A. Parkyns having re
turned from Los Angeles, Wednesday
evening, accompanied by Byron H.
Cook, who will serve as cashier of the
new Institution. This second bank In
Imperial will start business with sub
scribed stock of $50,000, of which
$25,000 Is paid up.\ The directors
are George A. ParkyiA R. H. Bent
on, George J. Denis, Byron H. Cook,
J. R. Stevenson, F. C. Baulln and A.
J. Waters, the latter being cashier of
the Citizens' National Bank of Los
Presbyterian Church
Preaching Services in El Centro First
and Third Sundays of each month at
2:3o'p. m. All are cordially invited to
attend. Rev. A. 11. Ckoco, 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. Paetor.
W. «J. MitoHell, wajchm^^^^
\\i • .W/, 80 pages, beautifully illustrated, . .
instructive and interesting. \ \ I I y
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VflllßV Those who have **y
Curice It's Hne. On sale at
OWISS all grocery stores In
rhooco! the valle * A homo
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The Kind
You Want
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Views of the
and New River
For sale at
s El Centro
If you are looking.
For Help.
of any sort leave word at
R. E. Burkett's soda
parlor. He can furnish
the help you want.
Wilson has lots of calls from
parties who want to lease Imperial
Valley ranches. Come in Mrv
Landlord and see Wilson about it,
if you want to lease- your ranch..
At Thelma Hotel, Imperial, Cal.

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