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Imperial Valley Press.
VOL. VI THAT THE EL CENTRO BAND is destined to fill a long felt want In the Imperial valley becomes more apparent each week. For some time past an effort has been made to get together an organization o f good players and after this was accomplished It was decided that a professional director and teacher should be secured. This was the hardest problem of all to solve, but realizing that upon the correct solution rested the fu ture success cf the band, the characteristic Intent of purpose which has been a feature all through the organization, entered Into the selection and securing of the leader and after considerable negotiation, Professor Antonio Scarpa was Induced to come to the Imperial valley and give to the musically Inclined the benefit of his talent. He had been a mem ber of the famous Ellery's band for a long time and had acted as director In a number of Instances. He Is a thorough musician, a very able teacher and under his careful and patient guidance the El Centro band Is pro gressing rapidly. The professor expects to remain here permanently, as both he and his wife are very enthusiastic over the pros pects for the future of our valley. An orchestra has also been formed and Is being frequently called upon to furnish music for entertainment and balls throughout the valley. Professor Scarpa Is a teacher of all brass and reed Instruments and has a fast growing class among the young people here. The band gives an open air concert every other Sunday afternoon, the next one to be a week from Sunday. March 17th. So far a goodly number have NEW RULES The Latest Yearly Proof Papers to be Filed by Claimants The register and receiver of the land office at Los Angeles have sent to the Press a blank, which desert land claimants are required to fill out when making yearly proof, on the back of which is plainly printed the "expendi tures for which proof will not be accept ed" and the "expenditures for which proof will be accepted." They request the same to be published, which is done below, thatthose who are intend ing to make their yearly proof may conform to the law and save consider able trouble. The instructions read as follows: The law requires an expenditure of not less than three dollars per acre for the entire area entered, in the neces sary Irrigation, reclamation and culti vation of the land, by means of main canals and branch ditches and In the permanent Improvements upon the land. During the first year after entry the claimant must file with the register proof, consisting of his own affidavit and the separate affidavits of two wit nesses, that the full sum of one dollar per acre, for the entire area, has been so expended and like proof must be made for each year thereafter until the full sum of three dollars per acre has been expended; and at the end of the third year the claimant must file a map or plan showing the character and ex tent of the Improvements. ■expenditures for which proof will I NOT BE ACCEPTED No proof of expenditure will be ac cepted unless the expenditure was es >entlal to the actual or ultimate rec amation of the land. A dwelling house Is not essential to eclamatlon and no allowance will be nade therefor. Plowing, after the first breaking of he land, seeding land to crops, Irrlgat ng, cultivating and harvesting crops EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, MARCH 9 1907 PROFESSOR ANTONIO SCARPA. been in attendance from outside towns and a cordial Invi tation is extended to all to come and enjoy the music. are not items for which proof of ex penditure will be accepted. The cost of windmill or pump will not be allowed unless it is specifically shown that the same was essential to the contemplated mode of Irrigation and was not installed for domestic uses. The cost of material for necessary construction work will not be allowed unless It actually has been applied to that use and it must be so stated In the affidavit. The cost of tools, implements, wag ons and repairs to same, used In con. structlon work, cannot be computed in the cost of construction. No expenditure for surveying will be allowed unless it is specifically stated that it was for the purpose of establish ing lines and levels of canals and ditches. EXPENDITURES FOR WHICH PROOF WILL BE ACCEPTED Cost of constructing storage reser voir, well, canals, ditches and main taining same The cost of each Item must be stated separately and the length, capacity and location of the ditches and canals must be given. Cost of waier right, If accompanied with certificate of purchase or owner ship. Cost of clearing land, If it is shown to be the first clearing. The extent, character and location of all clearing must be fully set forth. Cost of first plowing or breaking. All claim for plowing or breaking must specifically state that It was the first plowing or breaking of the soil, and the area and location of the land broken must be stated. Cost of fencing necessary to protect the land for the purpose of reclama tion, the length, kind and location to be stated. Cost of any permanent Improvement essential to the reclamation of the land provided Its purpose or use Is shown. Be specific. Set forth In detail, na ture, character and purpose of all Im provements and sta^e cost of each separ^ly, ♦-; AND TMB IMPERIAL PRBSS Don't Want the Office The. leaving of Imperial by R. D. McPheVln to take up new duties at CalexlcoNbr the California Develop ment compViy, leaves Imperial with out a mayorX The choice of the yeo ple is for H. L\Peck. but Mr. Peck refuses to consider the matter He says he Is not in harmony with the present policy of the city In dealing with some of the law breakers. He believes he would be out of place on the board and thus declines the office. Thevdance given last night at Ma sonic hail as a send off to S. T. Rich ardson wnbJs contemplating soon to leave for OregW was a very pleasant affair and w-.sweTKattended. The mu sic was fine and the\dancers enjoyed themselves until a late T\pur. Rev. G. T. VXellcome carrtejn from Los A~geles, Thursday evening, and will remain in the valley for some time< Mr. Wellcome Is a property owner in Water company No. 8 afcd Is anxiously awaiting the time when water will again be delivered to his land. The last reports received tell of the good news of \he recovery of Mrs. True Venclll. hder many friends will be glad she is able\to return home. I Intend In the near future to make a shipment of Holsteln cattle Into the valley. Parties wanting bulls or heif ers would do well to see me at once. W. E. Wilsle. As sbon as the street east of the bank and opera house Is cleared, the grading of Fifth street will commence. Roy L. of the El Centro Department\tore, made a flying trip to Los Angeles\on business the latter part of last week\ Mrs. B. F. Hooper and son, Ever ett, of Lamanda Park, C&J., returned to her home Tuesday morning, after spending the past month visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kinne. FILES A DEMURRER Oren Miller Piles Demurrer to the Complaint of W. J. Doran in Im perial Lands Claiming that the superior court has no jurisdiction over the lands Involved In the suit and that complaint Is based on a pretended mortgage upon land be longing to the United States govern ment. Oren Miller has filed a demurrer to the action brought against him some time ago by W. J. Doran, as trustee for the California Development com pany. It Is further alleged by the at torney for the defendant, that the com plaint does not contain a copy of the mortgage and as the complaint Is based upon this paper the defendant has no way of knowing what Is complained of until a copy of the document Is given to him. Some time ago the California De velopment company offered to furnish water for the Imperial Valley ranchers and entered Into an agreement by which part payments were made upon the stock of the different companies and mortgages on the ranchers' lands :aken for the balance. The suits which have been brought, numbering In all about forty and Involving different sums, have for a purpose the foreclos ure of these mortgages. — San Diego Tribune. Skipped With the Money Cashe Ford, a helper In the machine shops here, concluded at the end of last week to quit the town and wishing not to be soon forgotten went around town and got many of his friends to cash worthless checks. Saturday night he left for the coast and Monday morning when his friends went to cash his checks they found that his funds had also taken a notion to leave. The amount of this young man's Indebted ness is about $85. Cory Goes to the Heading While on^hjs way from Los Angeles to Calexlco. General Manager Cory, of the California Development company, was notified of a three-toot rise com ing down the Colorado rlvhr and he decided to go to Yuma instead of Ca lexlco. Mr. Cory had no fears re garding this rise, but thought he would like to be present when It passed the levees. This rise is not likely to be high enough to affect the levees or In any way test their strength, but Mr, Cory wanted tto see what effect an ads ditional pressure of water would ha\e on them A rise of three feet would bring the river up to about 24 feet. Colorado River Ciage Taken At Yuma Dally mean gage heUht and dis charge of the Colorado river at Yuma, Arizona for week ending March 2d. 1907: Date Gage Height Discharge February 24 20.75 15.400 February 25 20 70 J 5.000 February 26 21.40 19,600 February 27 21.85 22.600 February 28 21.30 . 19.C00 March 1 20 85 17.200 March 2 20.80 16,900 Reclamation Service. The rain seems to have come at just the opportun^tlme. The dam at Pink hill gave out 'and water was a lit tie low In the canal, \but the rain helped the growing crops the farmer smiles as usual. The\Plnk hill dam is about completed again and the wat er supply Is again adequate. LOCAL HAPPENINGS Items About People and Events in and around El Centro. Geo. Denny, of Imperial, was in town Tuesday. There Is quite a demand for car penters\ere at present. This section was visited by a nice rain last Monday night. AlCasner has been In San Bernar dino this week on business. The S. P. section foreman had his gang of men at work on the track In El Centro a part of this week. R. C^arker arrived Friday morn- Ing from the^northwestern part of Mis souri, and will locJtte^ln the valley. I. A. Morgan received th s week a large shipment of nursery stock, which he will put out on his place, near here. Rev. R. L. Glasby, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Calexl co, was a visitor here, Monday. The cultivation of cantaloupes has commenced and the Implement dealer Is busy selling harrows, plows and culti vators. D. I. Russell, of Los Angeles, Is In town this week. He owns a farm close to 'El-£e"ntro and Is here to look after It. W. E. Cox, an attorney of San An tonio, Texas, was an El Centro visitor, last Monday. He had been looking over the valley with a view to Investing In town property. He seemed quite well pleased with the prospects of this place. One of the storage rooms of the Ice plant Is receiving the finishing touches this week and the brick work of the engine room will soon be completed. Fred A. Grlswold. of the Valley State Bunk, and A. Watson Woods, of the El CerKro Department store, have become property owners In El Centro, they hsving each just purchased a building lot. Station Agent \Medhurst and wife have moved into their new cottage, on Olive street. Mr. IvWhurst has had considerable work done Non the grounds about the house and wlTIv make his pace one of the prettiest InNown. .Mrs. Thomas Harding, of Sllsbee, leftNast Monday night for San Antonio, Texas\where she goes to -receive treatmenKat the sanitarium at that place. HerVmany friends hope she will soon returnVwith renewed health and strength. She took her little daughter with her. F. E. Humphreys and wife and fam ily arrlvecKfrom Marrletta, Okla., Fri day mornlng^on their way to Eastslde, where they will make their future home. Mr. Humphreys was In the valley some time ago. but concluded this was the place to live, so securing a piece of Und he Immediately went back and got his family. — \ Lewis L. Brown, of 9pooner. Wls., came In on the train, ThVsday night, to visit his brother, Bernard Brown, who lives six miles west of \own. Mr. Brown says when he left Minneapolis It was about 30 degrees befbw zero and a terrible blizzard was raging. Ho Is delighted with Imperial valleY and says the people In his country are\ very much Interested and not a few expect to come here and locate. \ NO. 48