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IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS
NJBLISH ED SATURDAYS. FL CENTRO. CAL. I). IV I'KM.KT I'd i tor in.! Mutineer SUBSCRIPTION One Year .... $1.00 Bix M«ntlifl .... .r>o Three Montlil .23 Single Copi«*i .... .05 ADVERTISING RATES Pef Month 1 inch % 1.00 2to 18 inches (I col it tun) per inch .7*i 22Jtj inches (' 4 ' punt 1 ) 15.00 45 inches (( l8l 8 page) 25.00 90 inches (full |Mge, 45.00 Rending notice*, letfalfl him! solid matter 10 cents per lin** litHt Insertion mid 5 cetits per line for each nllbsef qnent in*ei timi, Brevier measure. Make nil remittance* and address all COmmuicatioiie to Imperial Valley Press. «S~W«tch the subscription date on your paper. The number of our paid circulation will be furnished on application Entered as second-ctass matter March 3d, 1906 at the postoflice at El Centro, California, ami it the Act of Congress of March 3, 187'). The Yuma Sun has changed bands, Mulford Winsor retiring from the field of journalism and A. M. Foster taking up the, work. The Press wishes Mr. Foster all kinds of success in his new ven ture. Secretary Hitchcock retired as Secretary of tiie Interior and was succeeded by James R. Garfield, last Monday. This change had been scheduled for some months. It is said that Secretary Garfield is as great a foe of the land grab ber as was Mr. Hitchcock. Complaints of flooded roads are numerous again. One man nearly lost his horse; another got stalled and a great many others lost their tempers. Isn't it about time something was done about this matter? Some irrigators go so far as to cut a ditch across the road and running water to their fields from a canal. Why should this he allowhd? Who al lows it? Why are not the guilty punished? Some of the cases are up to the water company to act on. The selection of E. Dana Dur and, of California, as deputy commissioner of corporations has been decided upon. Durand will succeed Herbert Knox Smith, who to-day became chief ot the bureau of corporations by reason of the elevation of James R. Gar field to the position of secretary of the interior. Durand has for the last ten years been in Wash ington in the government service and has been connected with the department of commerce and la bor ever since its creation. He hails from lierkeley and is a grau ate of the California State Uni versity. He was endorsed for the position by Senators Flint and Perkins. The Imperial Standard of Thursday takes to task the city recorder of Imperial for imposing a light instead of a heavy fine upon one of the chief violators of the liquor law at that place. The Standard says that for weeks there have been rumors "that certain city ofliciils of Imperial have entered into conspiracy with the keepers of blind pigs to ex cuse them for their criminal per sistency in making a mockery of law in consideration of the crim inals occasionally being arrested and paying a pitiful fine." This is ;< hard thing to believe but from the deductions the Stand ard i!raws it looks as though there might be something in it. It's a shame and should not be to) '--rated by the people of Im perial and the Press is indeed glad to see the Standard take the stand it has. In other parts of the judicial township such a belief of conspiracy has been prevalent, but it were best tint a Complaint of such perfidy should come from those living closer to the seat of such judicial actions. Desert Fantasies ou>u can always tell a new coin er to the Imperial valley by the way he grabs his kodak and rushes forth to get a picture of some passing "Cocopah." They generally find the Indian a sly bird to "shoot" even with a pic ture machine. Speaking of the Cocopah and his picture puts us in mind of when Dr. Griffith, of Imperial, later of Calexico, wanted a pic ture of one cci tain noble red man and made the bargain that he would give the Indian one of the pictures and two bits to boot if he would stand still just half a minute. The Indian stood all right, but instantly the kodak clicked he wanted the picture, demanded it even and would fight if the Dr. did not give it to him and the more Dr. Griffith tried to explain that he would have to develop the plate and print the picture before he could have it, the more the Indian believed be was being cheated. The Dr. never did tell just how much it cost him to get out of it, but it's an ope"n secret that he was sick of his bargain and never made another one like it. All deals with Indians thereafter werecash. in the business of attending to the wants of callers in a newspa per office one encounters all sorts of experiences. Recently an eld erly man dropped in. His clothes were very cheap and several weeks 1 growth of whiskers be spoke his lack of interest in him self. But the sky blue in his honest eye told of tomes of hid den intellect and power. He had a forehead like Daniel Webster and 1 wondered what particular gale in his life had wrecked his craft. He talked diffidently. After a long silence he produced a bit of torn paper. On it were these words: In laughter or in song of praise; In melancholy's saddest hour; In gaiety or in sun or shower, I see my maid of happy days. In travel far o'er laud and sea; On rail, on foot, thru' wastes of land ■ Where silence wild does wield the wand, I see my darling near to me. Wher'ere I step, in busy throngs On pavement on in gladed spot; By clam'rouH waves; on mountain top — I see her still — my maid of songs. And now I'm on the desert drear, But her sweet image, like a light Is always just before my sight — She is mv desert maiden — dear. As the old man leaned back and talked and puffed away at his pipe, one could picture the gale that had wrecked his craft — the turbulence of disappoint ment, the hidden shoals of deceit and finally, projecting gaunt and bare, the jagged rock of a lost love. He promised to call again. An Imperial boy says slang from the lips of a pretty girl is as refreshing sometimes as the sight of the thistle flower on the desert. lie says it made him feel fine when his girl told him that a certain other fellow didn't "chop much frost." The fare between Imperial and El Centro has been reduced one cent. A number of Imperial women will take advantage of the bargain sale of tickets, it is said. Rain comes down, Makes things grow — Pleasant walking? Mercy! No!! Maybe if the whole Dam fatal* lv would move over on the Colo rado it would help some. Murray vStover, collector for the 11. 1\ Co., avers that all ref erence to the mud should go in the foot notes. Wouldn't that mire you? An inadvertantly expressed opinion is oftimes more truthful than : United speech. When you tear open a letter and sweet violets flutter from the folds of paper they are as good as a pat on the back and a cheering word when the whole wide world seems going wrong. If all the churches get their water of life from the same head gate why can't they work togther in the same "water users" asso ciation?" A larger crop of con verts would be harvested if there were more attention paid to spreading the water on the dry and hungry fields and less to the building of dividing line fences There's an awful lack of fun in driving a team headlong into an open ditch of water cut for private use to the eternal disgust of that part of the public which has to travel at night. This is no "fantasy." Communicated Dear Mr. Editor and Friends: The granting of a brief space In your valuable columns of this week's Issue of the Press would piace me under ob ligations to yourself and all concerned, In which I would like to partially ex press, as my vocabulary Is very much to the bad to find words that would do justice In expressing my apprecia tions In behalf of the Valley Mercan tile company, to our many friends, customers and patrons for the valuable and faithful patronage they have ex tended to us. Since we embarked In the mercantile business at this place, about one year hence, we have enjoyed a volume of business, as much, fully, and more, than we had anticipated when we first located. Hence our rea sons for the discontinuance of the busi ness here are by no means a discour aging view for the future for El Centro or the Imperial Valley, but a result of a combination of circumstances that has developed since we arrived here As we are on the verge of entering Into a state of dlssolvency we hall to our many friends of El Centro and throughout the entire valley our sincere and candid wishes that they all reap the financial harvest, yea a tr.ousand fold more than they had ever anticipated. May health, peace and prosperity attend all is the sincere wishes of Yours truly, Sam'l T. Richardson. LODGE NOTICES z^_, Cl Centro Lodge, U. D., F. & /\J\ *— 'A M. Stated meetings in f ▼ Masonic Hall, El Centro, flrnt Monday of each month. 7:30 P. M. Members und visiting Masons invited to attend. I). 11. CHAPLIN, W. M' El Centro Lodge, V. O. E.. meets the lirnt four ThiifHday nights of each mouth, Members und visiting Eagles invited to attend. Vj^gS/ f\ld Fellows' Olub V*s£^^jfcpLrf^^imjets at Masonic NQ^— -j^^igr Hull every Saturday at Hp. m. All mem-' Gr^*6 hem of the I. O. O. J'\ ait) invited to attend. J. L. Travers, President. 40 KORN KINKS Per Package, 5 cents A Moft Delicious Breakfaft Food Good Potatoes and Lots of Them Minnesota Grown FOR GOOD THINGS To eat we are headquarters and we try to keep our Stock fresh and good. We sell groceries exclusively and can give you prices that are right. A great many things we buy in car- load lots. •: •: •: •: ': ': YOURS TO PLEASE El Centro Grocery Co. W. L. PAYNE, P^ Classified Liners Liners under thin heading will he in- serted for 5 cents a line each insertion. FOR SALE FOR SALE— Turkey hens for sale at the McKusick ranch, 2 miles west of Heber. 48-50 , FOR SALE— Baled barley hay at L. W. Blinn lumber yard. 49tf FOR SALE— Almost new, light farm wagon, Fiah Bros, make, with bolster springs. JiiHt the thing for canta- loupes. Enquire at butcher shop, El Centro. 44tf FOR SALE— A few full blood durham hulls at a bargain. Call on or address A. C. Ferguson, Holtville, Cal. Tel. 5X2. 39tf FOR SALE— Jersey bull cheap. En- quire Heber postoffice. 41 tf FOR bALE— Registered Poland-China boars for sale cheap at Couant ranch. 421.1 FOR SALE-400 nice umbrella trees for sale at A. Panek's ranch, 2 1-2 miles southwest of El Centro. *46 50 FOR SALE— B head of dry dairy cows, 8 head of yearling steers and 1 mare mule, weight 1050 pounds. T W. Davies, on Houston ranch, southeast of El Centro. 48-51 FOR RENT FOR RENT— 32O acres of excellent al- falfa land in No. 7, leveled and in bar- ley two years; liberal terms to a good tenant. Address J. T. Wight. 1030 23 St., San Diego. d-8-tf FOR RENT— The use of a five acre tract in Holtville for two years given to anyone who will level, border and ditch and plant trees for wind breaks on all sides and care for the same, owner to furnish trees. Address, C. M. Preston, LosAlamitos, Cal 46-49 FOR RENT— I6O acres of land 2 1-2 •miles east of El Centro; just north of the Holtville railroad. Will furnish water, alfalfa seed, house, hog fence, brood sows or a dairy and give vou all you can make in 2 1-2 years time with the privilege of renting another year. Address E\ Centro or see L. V. Sisson oti ranch. 48tf FOR EXCHANOE FoTTkXGH :'ANGK^SoTacreB in NoTTj southeast of Holtville. 40 acres alfal- fa, 40 acres grain or will sell on easy terms. Choice rich land. Address, Geo. Rinu'O, Ocean Park, Cal. o-13-tf • « » A r\J*l"l"lk mMEniluiisMl^^ our new county, township and rail- road survey of California. Counties, towns and railroad stations are fully indexed with location, population and many other features too nuinerotiH to mention. Splendid opportunity for energetic men. Rand, McNaUy & Co., Chicago, 111. 31>tf LOST, SPRAYED AND FOUND TAKEN UP — Came to my place, one cow. Owner can have same by prov- ing property and paying costs. 44tf A. F. Wagner, Hilnbee. Will pay highest cash market price for all kinds of poultry every Tuesday at El Centro. Geo. Irvln. 42tf PROFESSIONAL CARDS CJRANKLIN J. COLE * Attorney-at-Law Admitted k> practice in all courts Corporation work a Specialty HOLTVILLE. - - CALIFORNIA DROFESsOR ANTONIO SCARPA, * Band Instructor. Teacher of all Braes and Reed Instru- ments. Scholars Solicited. El Centro, California. VV'atcn Us I Watcn Us! And Let Us Watch You We can fit you up with a new Watch or we can put that old one of yours in repair and guar- antee the work either way. Everything in Jewelry and a nice assortment of Watches and Clocks at the Imperial Jewelry Co. Imperial, California. \ WRITE TO ]l Johnson & Musser Seed | COMPANY II 103 N. Mala Street Los Angeles IS FOR THEIR iW7 CATALOG and receive (I a picture of the Los Angeles market at six [1 o'clock a. m. II Arizona Ash Trees I FOR SALE One and Two year old stoek contracts I taken for planting 1 tn Blocks^na^^^ I Prices Reasonable First Class Stock Thoroughly Accli- [ mated .... WILL FURNISH PRICE I ON APPLICATION | G. N. APKINS I Holtville California || Water Stock 11 4 shares of No. 1 stock for sill Apply to D. H. Chaplin, El Centro. If | Sk. Sk.