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Imperial Valley Press.
VOL. VII Communicdted El Centro. May 10, i 907. Editor Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, Calif. Dear Sir: I was one of a number of those oresent at the county division meetings at Imperial on Thursday, May 2d, and at El Centro on Wednes day, May Bth. Not being an orator I had not the nerve to rise (to be sat up on) at either meeting, but feel that ■while Mr. Brown barely touched upon the advisability of holding the election after we have returned from our sum- mer vacations that the fairness and justice of such a step should be em phasized by some one As a resident and a tax payer of the Imperial valley I protest against the maHer of county division, the election of a set of county officers and the lo cation of the county not being put to a vote when many of those who will have to foot the bills and pay the officers' salaries, will be away and, in my case, too far away to enable me to return for the casting of a ballot to which I am entitled I say and say emphatically that In justice to all the election should not take place at an earlier date than October 15th. ( Hold the election when we are all here and allow us to go to the polls and when alone In the polling booth with our conscience and our God, cast a ballot which we Individually believe to be to the best Interests of the com munlty In which we have made our home. Yours for fairness, A Taxpayer. Cucumbers planted In the open In March are now bearing. A family in El Centro picked from their own gar den a splendid mess of cucumbers the 2d day of May. If someone had plant ed a couple of acres of this fruit he could command a good price, for all the plants would bear for the next month or six weeks. ■ . Old "Maid's Convention The OW Maids will hold their conven- tion at EL CENTRO Saturday Evening May 11th The old bachelors should get busy. It's the chance of a lifetime. Anybody ean come and see the fun. In fact, you're invited. A small admittance lee will be charged. Not over 20c for children and 35c for ■ •/ grown ups The proceeds will ro for library pur- poses. The "Old Maids' inven- tion" is a most laughable play _ and you will enjoy it The Convention will be held at Masonic Hall EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, MAY II 1907 A BIG MASS MEETING Masonic Hall Was Crowded to Its Utmost Capacity Laft Wednesday Afternoon Action of the Meeting Was to Indorse the Action of the Imperial Meeting Last Week Thursday. County Division Goes Forward Now With the Proper Dignity it Should Possess. A Large Crowd From Imperial Was in Attendance . The largest and most enthusiastic mass meeting held in the Imperial valley since 1904 was held at El Cen' tro, Wednesday afternoon, at the. Ma sonic hall. Notices of the mass meet- Ing were published In the valley papers and the turnout was very gratifying In every way. Imperial turned out In a body and It Is reported that town looked upon the day as a holiday and practic ally every business house In the town was closed. In the meeting there was evidenced a general good feeling and friendliness, but opinions differed. The Rev. Mr. Wentworth, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Imperial, was chosen as chairman, and Bert R. Chaplin as secretary. The differences in opinion appeared on the ' surface when a resolution was offered to com mend the action of the meeting at Im THE EXCURSION San Diego People Enthusiastic Over Their Coming Excursion Nearly every newspaper and maga zine in the United States has had more or less to say about the Imperial valley on the Colorado river, a tract about 50 miles wide which was a barren desert only about five years ago. Every per son who« visits this wonderful valley now is amazed at every turn. In place of drifting sands are Immense fields of alfalfa, barley, wheat, oats arid other farm produce, herds of cattle, droves of hogs and other live stock. The stories of the number of crops of alfalfa per year, and the yield per acre of other crops and the wonderful growth of cattle and hogs can only be believed after eelng them. Almost since the dawn of history the bottom lands of the Nile river In Egypt have been noted for extraordinary fertility, but It Is now be.ieved that the Imperial valley in San Diego coun:y Is fully as rich as the Nile, and because of many superior ad vantages, students of history predict a denser population for this favored spot than any other part of the globe. It Is the agricultural museum of the world, where the fairy tales of wonderland come true, and within two years will be our next door neighbor via the San Diego and Arizona railway. The ex cursion to this valley on the 17th of this month will be an eye-opener to those who have not been there recent ly. E. E. Shaffer, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce committee having in charge this excursion, reports that San Diegans are very enthusiastic and he thinks all tickets will be sold before the 17th.— San Diego Sun. List your lands with the Ira Aten Land Co. Vtwy can give you beit results. AND TIIII IMPERIAL PRESS perlal last week and providing for the division of the county as soon as pos sible. Those who were not In favor of an election during the hot weather and who objected to the arbitrary action of the Imperial meeting found themselves in the minority and after they had de fended their stand In unmistakable terms, the vote was taken, which stood 1 17 to 156 in favor of allowing the ac tion of the Imperial meeting to stand, rather than to in - anyway impede the progress of county division. The min ority then readily acquiesced , to, the wishes of the majo r lty and their labors henceforth will be for county division as soon as possible. The action of this meeting adds the necessary dignity that was lacking to the Imperial meeting and now that the people have had an opportunity to at tend an open meeting, where no one AN EXHIBIT OF farm and Garden Products to show the San Diego Chamber o f Commerce . people when they visit the valley would be appropriate ... The El Centro x Chamber of Commerce In- vites the farm- ers to bring In samples of ... * ■ < Wheat, Barley, Vegetables, Alfalfa, Grass and fruits Please deliver at the Fress of- fice and they' will be properly displayed at the Chamber of Commerce • rooms : Bring perishable goods on Friday, May the 17th • was denied to express his views, the feeling of a share Is everywhere more apparent. It also sets forth the differ ence between the two towns of El Centro and Imperial, the former always ready and willing to be open and above board In Its doings, while on the other hand. lmperial sesms bound to curtail its movements for the simple reason that thewishe^ of a very select few (the ring) could not be worked out in a free and open meeting. [We write and set this Item of news In type before receiving a copy of the Standard and with no knowledge of what Mr. Howe may have to say, feel ing that as (< His paper does not ex press the sentiments of the citizens of Imperial," that it would serve no good purpose for us to hold back our copy until we had read his report of the El Centro Mass Meeting.] Comm'rttee Chosen Following is tne list of committee chosen, three from each judicial town ship to act in furtherance of county di vision. A meeting of the committee is called to meet at Imperial to-day at 2 o'clock In Water company No. l's hall. At this meeting they will effect a permanent organization and transact any other business which may come before them: « Brawley — W. P. Mansfield. D. S. Elder. F. H. Stanley. Holtvllle— F. N. Chaplin. P. N. Ferguson, -* C. H. Trego. El Centro — Ira Aten, J. Stanley Brown, Fred Fuller. Calexico — E. H. Rockwood, G. M. McCully. Thos. Beach. Sllsbee— Geo. L Campbell, F. S. Webster. James Arthur Mcßrlde. Imperial — J. R. Stevenson, S J. Ulrey. T. P. Banta. Members of the San Diego chamber of commerce will be In the valley a week from to day. They have re ceived and accepted an Invitation to visit El Centro and the Press would take It as a favor It the farmers would btlng and put on display at this office samples of what is being grown on the farms and in the gardens. A good display will give an idea to our visitors • ■ ■■ what we are doing here and will pro duce a good impression. The Press will furnish the table and tr.e room if you will bring in the samples. CHRISTIAN CONVENTION Will Meet at El Centro on Friday, May 31st The Ministerial Union of the Imper ial valley has decided to hold a Chris tian convention at El Centro, on Fri day, May 31st. The Union met at this place last Monday and partly com pleted the program fur the occasion. There will be three sessions, one in the forenoon, one In the afternoon and an evening session. All the people of the Imperial valley have been Invited to attend this convention. The opera house will have been completed by this date and there will be seating ca pacity for all who come. A large del egation from all the valley towns is expected, as there Is offered a $25 cash prize to the town sending the largest registered delegation. Speak ers from abroad will be present, while the entire day and evening will be filled with good things to hear. This will be a gala day for the young people, as the ministers of the valley have been putting forth their very best efforts to make of It a semi-holiday for all and that affair will be of great good and Interesting Is guaranteed by the character of the gentlemen who are responsible for It. Our townsman, Bird E. Nosier, Fri day received the sad news of the death of his father, J. H. Nosier, at his home in Coquille, Oregon, on the 4th of this month. The deceased had been a resident of Coquille since the year 1870. He was elected county judge of Coos county in 1874, was re-elec ed in 1878 and held the office for eight years, and was an honored citizen of his state. SEE Europe if you will but see El Centro first. People of the Imperial Valley COME AND SEE OUR TOWN Come and See Our New Cantaloupe Sheds Come and See Our New Grain Warehouse Come and Eat at Our Hotel Come and See Our New Creamery Come and See Our Machine Shops All kinds of Mill and Foundry Work Come and See Our Ice Plant in Operation Come and See Our Domestic Water System The best in the Imperial Valley Anil deckle for yourselves whether Is a One Man Town or not NO. 5