Newspaper Page Text
Imperial Valley Press.
VOL. VII A GRAND MEETING The Christian Workers' Institute Was a Success In Every Way A Large Delegation from all the Towns Was Present and Those Who Had the Meeting in Charge are Well Pleased With the Good Resulting Memorial Day was fittingly observed by the people of the Imperial valley. The Ministerial Union had previously made arrangements to hold a Chris tian Workers' Institute, to which the people of all the towns were Invited. By choice of the majority of the towns It was held at El Centro and that great Interest was taken in this unique Me morial Day observance and Christian Institute was amply evidenced by the large number of people in attendance. El Centro was prepared for her guests of the day and everything was done to make everyone feel at home and comfortable. By eight o'clock thirty teams began to arrive from the country, from Imper ial, Calexico and Silsbee. Three sessions were held during the day and evening in the opera house, which had been put in shape and hand somely decorated. The wisdom of holding this Institute at^ this place, thereby securing the use of the opera house, was shown when the large crowd gathered fof the morning session, for any other hall would have been Inade quate, but as It was everyone had a good seat, was comfortable and could both see and- hear the speakers. The program that had been prepared was carried through with only a few changes, necessitated by the absence of two or three. The morning session was opened by a song service, led by Rev. R. L. Glasby, of Calexico, followed by devu tions by Rev. A. E. Wright, of Holtville. ••Why study the Bible" was an swered by Mrs. R, L. Glasby in a most admirable manner. Mrs. Glasby told many Interesting things about the Bible which even the closer students of that great book jotted down for ref erence. Echoes were heard from William Fell, of Imperial; R. E. Has lett, of Long Beach, and Huntlngton McKuslck, of E! Centro. In the afternoon the visitors had In creased In- number, several coming from Holtville and Calexico on the noon trains. This session proved very Interesting, Indeed. Everybody was getting warmed up to what was In store. It was opened by singing, a recitation by Mrs. Campbell, of Silsbee. The question box was opened by Rev. J. F. Tout, of Imperial, who answered all the questions propounded in a creditable manner. , The expectations of those who were anxious to hear Rev. Charles Went worth, pastor of the Methodist church of Imperial, were fully realized when he spoke for twenty minutes on "Per sonal Evangelism." Echoes rebound ed from Clarence Morrison, of El Cen tro, and Raymond Henderson, of Sils bee. After the close of the afternoon session a business meeting was held and at four o'clock the young people had a rally. In the evening the opera house was EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, JUNE 1 1907 1 1 beautifully lighted and those from Im . perial, El Centro and he country f around who were unable to attend the day sessions, flocked In to hear the . Rev. David Beaton, M. A., D. D.. of the University of Chicago. The sub i ject of Dr. Beaton's lecture was "Fath t erhood and Citizenship" and for more than an hour he held his audience to , the very closest attention, lie Is a , pleasant, easy speaker,- witty and has that especially happy faculty of talking • to you possessed by so few public ; speakers. i He prefaced his lecture by a few well chosen remarks about our people, i our valley and expressed his delight at being present on so happy an occasion and being able to assist In the dedica : tion of the opera house under such promising auspices. He said It augers well for a community to open such a splendid edifice as this with a gather ing so representative of the very best. He told the audience how closely allied was the Colorado delta to the delta of the Nile and how the people of this great valley were repeating history. At the close of the lecture the fol lowing resolutions were read, and ad opted: Your committee on resolutions beg leave to report as follows: Whereas. God has greatly blessed his people in this valley in material prosperliy and In spiritual and social possibilities, and, Whereas, he has peculiarly favored us In the organization of this Imperial Valley Christian Workers' Institute. Resolved thatMt is the earnest de sire of this Institute that proper steps be taken to make it a permanent InstU> tutlon of the valley with at least one meeting annually. Resolved that the thanks of this in stitute be cordially extended Ist To the citizens of the beautiful town of El Centro for the hearty re ception extended by them to the dele gates from the sister towns of the valley. 2d To the Holton Power company for their generous donation which has made this meeting not only possible, but has contributed so largely to make : t a surprising success. 3d To the proprietors of this beau tiful and commodious edifice for the highly appreciated privilege of holding our first meeting In its spacious and most comfortable auditorium and thus JIJ I Incidentally of dedicating It as an Insti tution for the service of the citizens of the valley In every high and laudable purpose. 4th To Mr. W. W. Masten and wife for the kindly use of the veranda of their hotel for the service of our midday repast. . sth To Rev. David Beaton, of the Chicago university for his able and Instructive addresses, which have con tributed so largely to the lofty tone of all our sessions. AND Till: IMPERIAL PRBSS 6th To the band and to all others who by taking part In our program have contributed to make this a most memorable convention. 7th To the Southern Pacific and the Holton Inter Urban railroad com panies for their generous reduction of fares, thus so greatly reducing the ex penses of those who have attended our Institute by their means of conveyance. Bth To Mr. W. F. Holt for provid ing the expense of the Institute. A prize had been offered to the town sending the largest delegation and there was considerable rivalry among the contestants, Silsbee winning over the other towns by a small margin the prize of $25, which will go to the church at that place. When the win ner was named they were cheered to the echo. The rules were that dele gates from each section must register and be present to at least two sessions. Thus the first Christian Workers' Institute of the Imperial valley was closed and every man, woman and child who attended went home feeling that much good had been done. In the first place it gave the people ot the valley an opportunity to get together and enjoy a social time In friendly, neighborly way, letting all sections of the valley become better acquainted and help one another work for a good and worthy cause. Another institute will be held in some town in the valley next year. Institute Echoes The singing at all the sessions was indeed a pleasing feature. Rev. Glas by, of Calexico, led the song service during the day. In the morning a solo was sung by Mrs. Geo. Irvin, of El Centro, a duet by Rev. Wentworth and Rev. Glasby. In the afternoon Mr. 0. K. Thomas, of Imperial, sang a solo, a duet by Mr. and Mrs. Glasby. A solo by Mrs. A. R. Abbott. In the evening Miss Abble Tout and Miss Ce cil Conser sang a duet. Twice was the audience favored with a duet by Rev. Wentworth and Rev. Glasby. In the choir were about thirty peo ple and the songs chosen ' were well selected and at every session the audi ence joined In with hearty accord. The violin accompaniment by Miss Bragg added greatly to the music in the evening. A great plenty of Ice water had been prepared and stationed at convenient places by the people of El Centro. All the teams coming to town were looked after and everything was done to make the day pleasant and the peo ple feel welcome. Tables were spread under the spa clous veranda of the Hotel El Centro and the baskets full of delicious eat ables were there Investigated. The ndon hour proved to be one of the most enjoyable. The cool place provided was so restful it seemed to take all the fatigue of day away. A rest room was provided by the la dies of El Centro, where the ladles and children could rest and bo comfortable. A BRAWLEY MEETING Citizens of the Garden Spot Meet and Organize The citizens In and about Brawley held a meeting In the bank building hall last Monday evening and effected an organization. Fred Stahl was chosen as chairman and W. T. D.nn, secretary. An exec utive committee, composed of W. T. Dunn, Frank Stanley, C. H. Day, J. J. Miller and C M. Stahl, was chosen. The name of the organization will be the Brawley Voters' League, and the mem bership already signed numbers over sixty. A committee on membership has been appointed and It Is confidently expected that practically every voter in that precinct will become a member. The object of the organization will be to look after the Interests of Braw ley and Its vicinity, now as well as In the future. The county seat question was not discussed at this meeting. The organization will use its influence to see that the Brawley section does not get the worst of everything when the new county was formed, as it did in the forming of the school districts, and In the high school matter. The story that El Centro had any thing to do with the calling of the meet ing, as stated in the Imperial Standard, is an absolute falsehood, manufactured out of whole cloth, with the object in view, no doubt, to try and get Calexico people to work against their own inter ests in some way. The initiative taken by the Brawley citizens is not a bad plan and could be followed with propriety by every town In the valley. When the board of supervisors of San Diego county meet and prepare for the election to form a new county, they will district the county-to-be, and it would be out of place for the differ ent towns of the valley to have on hand their representatives to see that justice is done all around. In making up the supervisoral, school and road districts, It Is the desire of all who have given the matter any thought that each com munity be given the just proportion coming to it.' In this tr.ere can be nothing wrong and it seems rather sus pioious that the Standard should take exception to such action. Can it be the Standard does npt want the people outside of Imperial city to look to their own welfare? His Stories Don't Jibe For campaign purposes the Stand ard prints what purports to be a rumor that the San Diego & Arizona railroad will build Its road as far as Silsbee and at that place it will build two roads, one going southeast and the other go- Ing northwest, one to connect with the S. P.. the other to connect with the Santa Fe. This particular rumor must have caused an angelic smile to spread over the physiognomy of the versatile editor of the Standard when he had fi nally studied it all out. One might believe that p. per had heard a rumor of this sort had It not been that In the same paper Is a telegraph article In which can be found the following: "It is hinted that Spreckels, who is actively engaged in building or prepar ing to build from San Diego east to Yu ma, is acting in conjunction with Yoak* urn, of the Frisco, and President Win chell, of the Rock Island." In this Instance Howe's grapevine and telegraph stories didn't jibe. We know It's nauseating, but we would ad vise him, for the sake of consistency, to read his own paper occasionally. T. B. Blanchard was In Los Angeles this week, filing on his desert land. EL CENTRO LODGE A. M. Appleby Organizes Fraternal Brotherhood Wednesday Night After several weeks in our city Or ganizer A. M. Appleby is to be con gratulated on the number of members brought before Supreme Vice- President Mrs. Neidlg. Wednesday night, nearly 30 members being initiated Into the mysteries of that fraternal order. The name of this lodge will be the El Centro Lodge, the number yet to be supplied. The meeting nights will be the second and fourth Tuesday nights in each montn, 8 o'clock sharp. The officers Installed for the ensuing six months, up to January 1, 1908, are as follows: President, H. R. Kyle. Vice- President, Martha E. Havens. Secretary, Andrew W. Woods. Treasurer, Fred A. Griswold. Physician, F. W. Peterson. Chaplain, Estelle M. Downing. Sargeant at arms, A. R. Abbott. Mistress at arms, Mrs. A. R. Abbott. Inner Door Keeper. William E. Downing. Outer Door Keeper, John W. Masten Past President, W. E. Wilsle. STOCKMENS' CONVENTION To be Held at Escondido on Thursday, June 20, 1907 The stockmen of San Diego county are requested to meet at Stelner hall, in Escondldo, on Thursday, June 20, 1907, for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization of the stock men of the county, and to take steps to eradicate the Texas fever or tick dis ease. The meeting will convene at 1:30 p. m. and will hold an afternoon and ev ening session, which will be addressed by Dr. Keen, of Sacramento, State veterinary surgeon. Dr. Morrison, of Los Angeles, as sistant State veterinary, and Dr. McKeller, of Washington. D. C, chief of staff of the bureau of ani mal Industry for the State of California. It is Intended to make this a very Important gathering, as stockmen from all over Southern California, as well as the county will be present. One of the main features of the meeting will be the discussion of the tick or Texas fever. The state and county are de termined to stamp out this menace to the cattle industry. All questions af fecting the live stock industry In all Its branches will be discussed by the ablest men in the State. It Is also the intention to organize a permanent as oclatlon so that the stockmen of the county can be kept posted as to the districts Infected with disease, as well as with the demands and prices of all kinds of live stock. Let every stockman In the county attend this convention and get In touch with best methods of handling and marketing live stock. Dr. W. E. Selleck, County Veterinary Surgeon and Live Stock Inspector. Whist Party Mrs. F. G. Havens and Mrs. J. W. Lindsay will entertain the whist club at the former's residence, on Tuesday ev ening. June 4:h. D. H. Chaplin, of Los Angeles, was In town a few days the first of tho week. He came down to assist In en tertaining the boys at the Masonic ban quet. Monday night. NO. 8