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fifty Thousand Dollars to Be Raited to Pfwnctc the Irrigation Cod gress and to Entertain Def lates One liunoVed prominent cltnens of California assembled In Sacramento on Thursday (or the purpose of discussing the comlrg of the National Irrigation Congress, took the initial step In the di rection of securing the attendance of President Roosevelt. An appropriate resolution was adopt ed and as a result Invitations have al ready been forwarded to the president by Governor Jas. N. Gillett. of Califor nia, and by officials of the irrigation congress In this state. This meeting Included men from twenty counties, the counties of the Sacramento and San Joaquln valleys. Representative men were there from San Francisco and from most of the I arger towns and cities of the great in terior valleys. The list of speakers I ncluded Governor Gillett, Congressman Needham and others prominent In the public life of California. The meeting was called by the board of control and Its purpose as stated In letters sent out, to the various organized commercial and other bodies of the. Sacramento and San Joaquln ■valleys was to consider the opportuni ties afforded by the coming to this state of the national Irrigation congress to outline plans by which the greatest advantage may be obtained and. If deemed advisable, to devise ways and means of carrying these plans Into ef fect. The fneetlng decided unank tnously upon a broad and state wide effort Involving the expenditure of $50 - 000 to be raised by subscription or otherwise tn the various counties of the state. Geo. W. Peltier, of Sacramento, chairman of the board of control, pre sided at the meeting. In an openlrg speech he outlined the objects of the congress. th=fr Importance to Callfor fp^*2*^-> *^^< 'i^™^*^*^*?^*^***^^^* 4 '♦^•^«*">*»*<«?*^#% # «»^ii^* ** # «!r^r^%^rTS^#'*»*«^^^i-* v^^r^*^*"***^****^ * •* . 4 u '^m^^s^s^^^s^^^^* '♦^^^^•**^s*«?i*^B^«^*' > ,^j**^*j*)^p^* J * l^**^"* 4 < > l^*^% > » l^*^*^ < » >^^*% > « k^»^^% ♦■ ♦ **■■■*■■ . 1 See Wilson About It c. See Wilson About It I ' - A WORD IN TIMB M Is of good advice and leads often to great opportunities. This is II especially so in real estate. In our judgment this is the time for M a purchase of one or more lots in J£ J£ 3£ 3C ■ I |EL CENTROi ||| COi The oppurtunity is open to all and juft a little money is needed. 3 II .■ fe We recomend investments iii this property because we know juft what H '-*- 1 is in store for it. Because the growth of the residence district is more I"* H ~i§ in evidence in this section of the valley than in any other at this present 3 M Bi time. Because it is most favored in point of location and charm and 5> H nJ because of guaranteed improvements and many more buildings. The g~» H g electric plant is here, and the big ice manufacturing is here. It is the ""* M % Junction town and there are many large and substantial brick blocks H I-L, all occupied. All these firmly fix the character of the property and fip H give assurance to the investors or a quick pront. 1 here is also three- H acre tracts that are very profitable. One of these tracts will make a H living for the average family. Come and I will help you figure. To * v M . wait means to pay more money and to forego the profits that are sure to ; p| be reaped, you should be among the firft. It is a proposition of safe II investment with the amount to be gained with the little invested. I SEE WILSON ABOUT IT. i| Correspondence Solicited Over the Bank, El Centro Cal. I See Wilson About It See Wilson About It nta's development and laid especial stress upon the opportunities which this event offers for the exploitation of Cal ifornia and the development of hr.r re sources. Mr. Peltier Introduced Governor Gillett, who discussed the needs of California's great valleys, the great plans that have been made or suggest ed for the control of flood waters, the Irrigation of the dry lands and reclama tion of the wet lands -and pointed out the Importance of the Irrigation con gress movement as a factor In the re alization of these great plans. The governor spoke enthusiastically of the possibilities of development In these great valleys and declared emphatically for the comprehensive plan whereby the great work of Irrigation and recla mation may be carried on In sections which may ultimately be joined In one harmonious whole. Discussing plans for the rectification of the Sacramento river channel and recommendations of government en gineers lately made to the effect that the joint state and national approprla tlon be made for this purpose, Govern or Gillett declared that so far as his administration Is concerned the state star.ds ready to provide ths $400 000 Congressman Need ham In his speech urged that too much dependence be not placed upon the national govern ment. He declared emphatically In favor of national irrigation, said he was proud of the fact that he voted for the national reclamation act; under which great irrigation works are now being built with government money, but he advised that the individual and the state stand ready to do their part .and that the government be not de per.ded upon alone. Mr. Needham said he would be glad to do everything he could to promote the success of the fifteenth national irrigation congress. Mayor M. R. Beard, of Sacramento. In a short speech welcomed the visitors to the city and declared that Sacra mento will exert herself to the utmost and stand ready to do her full part In entertaining the delegates and visitors to the Irrigation congress. The afternoon session was principal* ly a business discussion. The senti ment was unanimous In favor of mak ing the f itecmh national Irrigation Congress a tremendous success and the question of ways and means was the only one debated. All present agreed tnat a large fund should be raised, that all portions of the state should contribute to it, this being a state affair. In his opening speech Mr. Peltier placed the amount that should be expended at $50 000. of which he said Sacramento would pro* vide one-half or more. Delegates from various other cities. In the course of the discussion, approved this esti mate and the discussion was principal ly on the subject of how to apportion the cost to the various counties and how to invite subscriptions. I f was finally decided that the chair man of the meeting would appoint a committee of three In each county of the state and that the board of control as a central committee would appor tion the money It is desired to raise among (he various counties and advise each committee of the amount ex pected from that county. For Sale at a Bargain One Bradley 2 disc plow used Just enough to test It. Enquire at Kendle's store, Holtville. Cal. 3tf Teller sails Smger sewing machines P. 0. building. Imperial. tf If you have land to sell or rent come and list with us. Ira Aten Land C-. List your lands with the Ira Aten Land Co They can give you best results. I H. Woods wa«St Chicago! # Sole Agent for the famous Mermaid brand of Cantalopes from Coachella, 0 £ California and the famous El Centro Cantalopes, at El Centro California. <| S -■ Best Possible Price Obtained 1 I GENERAL PRODUCE COM- \ <j MISSION MERCHANT S J Potatoes, Tomatoes— Ail Kinds of Domestic fruits in Car Lots j[ LODGE NOTICES API Centro Lodge, U. D., F. A *-«A M. Stated meeting In MAsonic Hall, El (2cnt.ro, first Monday of each month, 7:30 P. M. Memlwra and visiting Masons invited to attend. I). 11. CHAPLIN, W. M- »- El C«ntro Lodgo, V. O. K.. meets the first four Thursday nights of each month. Members and visiting Eagles invited to attend. V^llSgSv' O(1<1O (1<1 FellowiV Clul) \d#O^>/S!&7 mcotfl nt Masonic every Knturday ?^/C! at Bp. in. All mem* *^ hers of tho I. O. O. F. are invited to attend. J. L. Travers, President. 40 CHURCH NOTICES Presbyterian Church Preaching Services in El Centro First and Third Sundays of ench month at 2:30 p. m. All arc cordially invited to attend. Ukv. A. 11 . Croco, Pastor. Christian Church Preaching in the Hotel Franklin every Second and Fourth Sunday of the month. You are invited to attend. Rkv. J. F. Toot. Pastor. Notice to the Public Notice la hereby given that the undersigned a citizen of the United States, lias taken posses- sion of ami now occupies the tract of laud tie- scribed as the of W 1-2 of S\V M of Sec. 27, Tp. 165..R 13 E, and the SB 1-4 of Sec. 28, Tp. 16 S, R 13 E, S. 8.M., according to the survey of these lands made in lmo by what is known as the Imperial surrey. This laud is unoccupied and unclaimed by anyone except the under- signed and is at present In the same condition as unsurveyed public lands, as the numbers properly describing them have beeu used by other parties and applied to other lands in making entry thereon. And I hereby certify that it is my boua fide intention to occupy and improve the land herein claimed and to file on the said land accjrding to the United States land laws as soon as the survey now being made shall be completed acid the map properly describing said land is filed in the United States Land Office and the lauds opened for en- try. Sifjued: M, IJ. CONDREY. Witness: Joseph O. Kunt, A. H. Rogers. Dated at Silsbee, California, Aprilfi, 1907. a-13-m-ll Notice to the Public Notice is hereby given that the under- signed, a citizen of the United States has taken possession of and now occupies* the tract of laud described as follows and which these posted notices mark the boundaries thereof, to-wit: The west half of the southeast quarter ( \\% of BE I \i) and the east half of the southwest quarter (V,% of BW#) of Sec. twelve (12) Tp. 16 8, It. 16 E, 8. B. M., known and described under the Bothwell or East* side survey of the Imperial valley in San I) ego county, Btate of California. This land is now unoccupied by anyone except the undersign* d and is at present in the same condition as unsurveyed public lands, and I hereby certify that it is my intention to occupy and improve oaid land and to file upon the same ac- cording to the United States land laws as soon as the present Burvey is coin* . pleted and the land, is opened for entry. Signed: JOHN' F. lIKGMAN. Witness : JonN V. Taooabt, Sb. Dated at HoltvilljCal., this Ist day of April, 1907. *a-C-m-4 Notice to the Public Notice is hereby given that the undersigned ! a citizen of the United States has taken pos- session of and now occupies the tract of land de- scribed as the NEK of «e«i- 33, twp. 16 S, R 13 E, S. It. M., according to the survey of these lands made in IWO by what Is known as the Imperial survey. The land is unoccupied and unclaimed by anyone except the undersigned and is at present in the same condition as unsurveyed miblic lands as the numbers properly describ- ing them have been used by other parties and applied to other lands in making entry thereon. And I hereby certify that ills my bouaflde In. tentlon to occupy and improve the laud herein claimed and to file on the said land according to the United States Land laws as soon as the survey now being made shall be completed and the map properly describing said land is ' filed in the U. S. land office an.' the lands open- ed for entry. Signed, W. O. CONDREY. Witness: M. H. Condrey, Joseph O. Kent. Dated, Silsbee, Cal., April 6th, 1907. i-13-ni-ll DESERT LAND, FINAL PROOF- NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. United States Land office, Los Angeles, Cal., March 15th, 1907. Notice is hereby given that laaan J. Reynolds, of Pasadena, Cal., has filed notice of intention to make proof on his deHert-land claim No. 2179, fortlie SW^4 Sec. 19, Tp. 16 S. R. 14 hJ, 8. 13. M., be- fore register and receiver at Los Angeles, Cal ,on Tuesday, the 21st day of May, 1907. He names tne following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and recla- mation of said land : J M. Clark, of Pasadena, Cal.; Abbie M. Hubbard, of Panadena, Cal ; Clyde Reynolds, of El Centro, Cal.; Pearl Milej, of El Centro, Cal. FRANK C. PRESCOTT, a!3 mil Register. \ WRITE TO Johnson & Musser Seed COMPANY /■ 103 N. Main Street Los Angeles FOR THEIR i907 CATALOG and receive a picture of the Los Angeles market at six o'clock a. in.