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THE VALLEY IN BRIEF
At Brawiey the ne*' cantaloupe as sociation Is putting up a very large packing shed. It will b.e the largest In the valley when completed. At Imperial last week the city sold the fixtures of apo >l hall and "booze Joint" to pay the fine of the keeper, who was convicted of unlawfully sell- Ing liquor. A visit to Brawley shows the canta. loupe fields In excellent share and the crop coming on nicely. The prospects for a large crop at ftiat place Is . very bright and the growers are feeling In fine spirits. A shipment of summer squash was made from Brawley last week. The shipment consisted of eighteen crates and was consigned to Los Angeles and San Francisco houses. It Is expected that at least a carload will be shipped from that point this season. El Centro stands to-day without cv en one place where there Is any su spicion of Ilqu6r being sold or kept. Although Imperial has made a strenu ous effort to abolish this traffic It Is believed that there are still places where the traffic continues, although not as openly as formerly. The Brawley News last week ap peared in a new and an enlarged form. The business of this paper Is picking up to such an extent that more space Is demanded and Editor Witter is not slow In meeting the needs of his pat rons. The News is now a six column four-page paper and is very neat in ap pearance. All the cantaloupe growers are busy In their fields now-a-days. The vines have commenced to run and are in full blossom, while melons as large as tur key eggs are numerous. The work or keeping weeds down and giving the vines plenty of water, demands constant attention. Most all the fie.ds of can taloupes are doing fine. Just when the first melons will be ripe Is hard to estimate at the present time, but there are bound to be some very early ones. Mr. C. C. Abbey, of Chicope, Mass.. Is here this week looking after his land interest near Holtvllle He is a near neighbor to Dr. Lombard. Mr. Ab (Distilled Water | Distilled Water Ice | Will be delivered in the towns of % s BRAWLEY, HOLTVILLE, IMPERIAL, I i§ EL CENTRO and CALEXICO | |j in any quantity desired. We guarantee g I Full ileasure and Full Weight | 5S ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦"♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦'•'*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ••^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦* 2c is The New Plant at El Centro will % |i b* in Operation on or before p April Ist. Make your contract |E !§ with us now for the season of |E *>«■* 2P ♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦» 3g FOR INFORMATION AND PRICES, ADDRESS Si I HOLTON POWER COHPANY I I El Centro, Pho " e 186 California | bey Is a wealthy banker and business man of Springfield, Mass., and takes his yearly trips to California. He owns quite a farm on the Eastslde and takes a great deal of Interest In the Imperial valley. He and Dr. Lombard are putting hogs on their places and ex pect to reap a good Income from their liwes ment. ' Frank Stanley, real estate dealer at Brawley, In company with Mr. F. Bopp. German consulate at San Fran cbco, was making a tour of the valley, Wednesday. They visited Imperial and El Centro. driving to several of the ranches adjacent. Mr. Bopp was taking quite an Interest In affairs here and was taking a great deal of pains to get at the geographical location of our valley. He had heard no end of stories regarding us and now was see- Ing for himself how much of it was true. The death of Andrew Strain occur red Monday evening at the home of his brother, Elmer Strain, who lives north and west of Imperial. The de ceased had suffered a long while with consumption and had been waited upon by his mother during the past year. He was about wenty-nlne years old His father arrived from Kansas ten days before the departure and was with him during his last hours A young son is left an orphan, the wife and mother havirg died some tive years ago. The Best Life Insurance There is no life insurance that a man of moderate means can leave behind him that so surely insures from want those dependent upon him as a thr vlng farm or well-stocked ranch; alvays pro viding he has had the foresight to in terest and instruct his womankind in the business of it from start to finish. It's not a business that robs woman of her womanliness; it's work, but it's home work. Compare it to the ill prepared c'ty woman's lot suddenly thrown on her own resources, seeking the means of livelihood, trudging over miles of pavement, feet bleeding and blistered, nerves racked, and every del icate sensibility outraged, glad 'o take any kind of work — The Earth. Questions to be Answered Study the following questions to be answered by Samuel B. Letson, tn the sermon at 8 o'clock next Sunday night at El Centro: How are persons "begotten by the word of God?" How -brought forth by the word of truth?" How can rersons "be born of Him?" What Is it to "be born from above?" Who can be "born again?" To "be born of God means what? Just what is It to "be born by the word of God?" To cause men to be "born of the spirit, does the spirit use agencies and Instrumentalities?" What did Jesus mean by saying, "except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter Into the kingdom of God?" The Press for good Job printing. BURNING IN EFFIGY. A Cnatoni Born of the Superstition of the Ancient*. The burning of people In cfllgy has come from n foolish superstition of the nncleuts, who believed that by burn- Ing a likeness of a persou they were Inflicting pain upon the Individual him self. Theocritus tells us that the Greek sorcerers killed their enemies by magic rites performed over the eiligy of the person who had offended them, and Virgil also makes mention of this. In the days of witchcraft and perse cution one of the most common charges against witches was that they made waxen Images of their enemies which they melted before a flre and thus caused the dissolution of the originals. The Japanese still regard the efligy as a means of punishment of faithless lovers, and in France to the time of the first! revolution execution by effigy was a legal rite. Iv the Netherlands the same illogical custom prevailed, and the different religions burned the effigies of each other's leaders with zeal. In England the burning, of ef figies was also practiced, as it was later iv America. No doubt from the ancient custom of burning the etligy arose the idea of placing the wax figures of eminent men iv Westminster abbey. In olden times upon the death of a celebrity a waxen figure representing hini fully dressed as in life was made and carried in the rear of the funeral procession. After the service the eifigy was set up in the church as a temporary monument, and during the time it was on exhibition it was customary to paste or pin pieces of paper containing complimentary epitaphs upon it. The royal figures in Westminster .ibbey date back to the fourteenth century.— New York Trib une. WHY Does a Woman Look ri O Old Sooner • Than a Man? Because The Imperial Valley is the largest and most natural irrigated country in the world. She Will furnish early grapes to the whole United States as well as Asparagus and all sorts of early vegetables Don't let little Worries Bother you, but come and investigate and see for your self. Her Output is large and most wonderful and the profits are big. I will offer my And rigs against your time to go and look the country over. After going with me over the valley you will siop Worrying Or thinking if the profits are really as big as they all tell about Valley is certainly a wonder, and produces a most wondeiful growth. No A. f JELQL^M. il Can believe it without first coming and seeing for himself. •. Wilson has farming lands for sale all over the valley as well as good town property in 7 AND EE L GEN T R O Veritible little three acre farms in Heber as well as in El Centro. I have property to exchange all along the coast and Property in Los Angeles to exchange for Imperial Valley lands. MAIN OfflCC Thclma Hotel Imperial Cal. BRANCH OffICES Heber Cal. El Cefttro Cal.