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Value of the Excursion to Imperial
The chamber of commerce and par
ticularly the committee tf the chamber
of commerce which had the matter In
charge, Is to be congratulated on the
evident success of the excursion from
the shores of San Diego bay to the Im
perial country, now so far away, and
yet so near by geographical lines, and
so close to San Diego politically and
The excursion gave opportunity to
those, at least, who joined the party, of
whom there were one hundred and
twenty- five, to obtain evidence of what
has been accomplished, and from that
to make some estimate of what will be
accomplished. The only regret Is that
all the people of San Diego cannot be
made to more fully understand the gi
gantic enterprise underway there. Writ
ten nor spoken words are not adequate
to tell It. Only actual observation can
convey even a faint Impression of what
has been done, and no Imagination can
fully grasp the limits of what will be
done. Six years ago, let It be remem
bered, the Imperial country was a
blank desert. To-day It has a popula
tion of about ten thousand people and
has nearly four hundred thousand acres
of soil under Irrigation and cultivation,
the greater portion being covered with
the most productive crop known, alfalfa.
In no spot In this country Is there
greater prosperity than Is to be found
In' lmperial valley — this hitherto desert
waste, a part of San Diego county.
All this was certainly worth going
350 miles to see, and, as said, the re
gret Is that greater numbers were not
able to make the trip. It Is easy to
predict, however, that with the com
pletion of the San Diego & Arizona
railway, which will bring Imperial val
ley within one hundred and fifty miles
of San Diego— a run of only four or
'five hours — the -excursions from the
bay shore to that country will be fre
quent and will be attended by thous
ands Instead of hundreds. For, when
transportation is supplied, San Diego
will help build up the Imperial country,
and the Imperial country will help build
up San Diego, and each will make a
most remarkable growth because of
the other.
The present excursion will help pre
pare the way for that mutual growth,
and therefore the effort to bring It
about was most commendable. In
fact this entire excursion business — the
providing of advantageous facilities for
Inducing the people to get out and see
the country— is to be commended, and
should be continued. The chamber of
commerce cannot serve a better pur
pose. — San Diegan Sun.
List your lands with the Ira Aten
Land Co. They can give- you best
D. S. Elder, of Brawley, was look-
Ing over this part of the valley Wed
nesday, and was a visitor in the town
for a short time.
I \f"m If LARGE §
1 |L"*=^ll DIRECT H
5T3 Entl 1 ■! Mr
Brawlcy Budget
From our special correspondent.
It looks natural to again see £. A.
Deßlols on our streets.
Mrs. Joe Cox left Monday noon on
the train for Los Angeles and Portland
where she expects to spend the summer.
Mrs. Minnie Sebllle, sister of Mrs.
Joe Cox, who has been visiting In the
valley for several months, left the first
of the week for Los Angeles.
We had a very hard wind Sjnday
evening, but not much rain.
/The social given by the W. C. T.
U.. Saturday evening, was a great suc
T. Groshen, of No. 8, who has been
in Calexlco for the past few months,
was In Brawley, Monday.
The first pool of cantaloupes was
shipped, Monday.
Monday evening a meeting was held
fpr the purpose of looking after the In
terests of Brawley. A committee of
five was elected: Secretary, W. T.
Dunn; chairman, F. A. Stahl; execu
tive committee, C. H. Day, J. J. Mil
ler and F. H. Stanley.
C. E. Thurston company has been
having a sign painted on the roof of
the new packing shed.
Mrs. C. A. Fredericks commenced
work for the Brawley Fruit Growers'
association, Tuesday. She Is their
Tne melon season is just commenc-
Be sure and attend the social given
by the Aid society, Saturday evening.
John Morten has again returned to
the valley, after a few months' vacation.
V. A. Thompson, who has been
with F. H. Stanley. Is now In L. M.
Lyons' employ as stenographer.
Nothing like competition. We now
have another lumber company known
as the Day Lumber Co. We may be
able now to buy lumber at a reasonable
Deputy District attorney UtleyJ was
In Brawley, Wednesday.
General Purpose |
Horse 5
Will Stand at B
El Centro on Mondays U
Holtvitle on Wednesdays y
Brawley on Thursdays IS
Imperial on Saturdays |fi
$20 TO INSURE [|
HEDDEN & HILL, Props, k
A. D. HULL, Manager j
flic Wftjr flanterfl Capture the Ornng
Onlnnß Alive.
Trapping the smaller members of the
monkey family la n comparatively e.isy
matter, but the hunter who wishes to
secure live specimens of the onin?
outnng cannot have recourse to tlie
usual methods ami has to employ n
laborious process. The profess is based
upon the fact that the oraii^s have a
liking for certain trees and frequent
these to the exclusion of oilier nearby
growths. They seem to regard them
as n sanctuary and flee to them in time
of danger. Ascertaining a tree partic
ularly favored, the hunter first drives
his quarry to its branches; then while
his beaters keep up a din for the pur
pose of preventing an attempt at es
cape the natives are set to work to
chop at the trees within a radius of
fifty feet all about the simian fortress.
No trunk Is cut completely through,
but Is left with just enough fiber to
hold the tree in position. This work Is
quickly accomplished with the large
corps of servants, and at a signal one
of the trees Is toppled over. The chop
ping has been so done that the falling
tree carries with It its neighbor, and in
the twinkling of an eye the trees with
in a radius of fifty feet from the mark
ed tree lie upon the ground, leaving
the orang outangs with no opportunity
for getting away through tlieir leafy
avenues of escape. The remainder of
the process simply consists of chopping
down the tree of refuge and throwing
nets over the escaping oraugs, in which
they soon become entangled In their
efforts to throw off the Incuinbrance.
Subtract 4.1 From 45 and Have 45 as
a Remainder.
If you were asked to subtract 45
from 45 and have 45 as a remainder,
you would be likely to say that the
proposition Is either a "catch" or an
Impossibility. But here it is, set down
In plain figures, and you will find that
it Is neither one nor the other:
Here, you see, are the nine digits
from 9 to 1 written down in that or
der, and below them are the same
digits from left to right, and you will
see that each line makes 45, and you
will find that the remainder— the third
line— adds up 45. » .
Another little exercise is to set down
the following fifteen figures and then
see if you can use six of them In such
a way as to make a total of 21:
3 3 3
. 5 5 6
7 7 7
9 9 9.
One way of doing it Is to take the
two 7 f s, one 5 and one 1, which make
four figures, footing up 20, and then to
use two other figures as a fraction to
represent one. For example, 7 plus 7
plus 5 plus 1 plus 3-3 equals 21.—Baltl
. more Sun.
The Books of Ancient Rome, j
In the time of Augustus Caesar
books In the form of papyrus rolls,
copied by overworked and underpaid
slaves from the authors' original
manuscript, were abundant and aston
ishingly cheap. Horace hints In one of
his epistles that his works were being
pirated and sold so cheap that they
were getting into the hands of the rab
ble and becoming schoolbooks. Mar
tial, in one of his epigrams, says that
a copy of his Thirteenth book may be
bought for 4 numml (about 15 cents),
and that if Tryphon, the bookseller,
should sell it at 2 uummi he would
still get a profit. Both Horace and
Martial convey the idea that their pub
lishers occasionally put out larger edi
tions than could be sold. In the mat-
ter of editions de luxe, Martial writes
that a volume of his epigrams "polished
with pumice stone and incased in pur
ple may be bought at Atrectus' for 5
denarii" (about 80 cents).— New York
Ilia Tribute to Temperance.
The temperance reformer was justly
proud of having converted the biggest
drunkard lv the little Scotch town and
Induced him— he was the local grave
digger—to get up on the platform and
testify. This Is how he did it: "My
frieuds," he said, "I never thocht to
staud upou this platform with the pro
vost on one side of me aud the toon
clerk ou the ither side of me. I never
thocht to tell ye that for a whole month
I havena' touched a drap of auything.
I've saved enough to buy me a braw
oak coflln wl' brass handles aud brass
nails— aud if I'm a teetotaler for an
ither month I shall be wantin' It!"
I'urrot I'le
Parrot pie Is one or the delicacies
over which visitors to Australia rave.
As the fruit season opens the parrots
and parrakeets come by thousands, like
locusts, dad, settliuj,' ou the trees, feed
upon the fruit until nothing but the
stones Is left behind. They are shot
while gorging themselves. The flesh,
though very dark, Is said to be dell
clous In flavor and almost to taste of
the cherries, peaches aud plums on
which the birds have fed. They are
sukl to be more succulent than pigeons
and altogether sunerior to the palate.
I To llomeseekers 1
| and Investors I
g Wishing Imperial 1
f Valley Lands g
§ Do you want a square deal? %
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® It pays us to give our customers the benefit jr
It pays prospectors and investors to buy ©
% through us ©
;|? We have lands in any size tract from 40 to 640 acres. J|
£| We are agents for El Centro town property and acreage 2
<H tracts adjoing town. 0
{ We are selling land strictly at the §
t owner's price-Nothing added j
# Real Estate Dealers EL CENTRO, CAL ©
I Kentucky Stables and Infirmary j
[ Fine Rigs and Teams at Reasonable Rates I
i Sick and Lame Horses Cured. Horses ;
Boarded by the Day, Week, or Month. I
\ s Don t Forget the KENTUCKY Stables j
\ : ~ \
I E. VV. HARRINGTON, Prop. Corner Bth and J Streets 3
\\i >\tt. 80 pages, beautifully illustrated, i ■
v \<^^^^i ■ instructive and interesting:. \A I//
]|jllfe^\ MAILED FREE DPOH REQUEST jjjrli?? a^r'
The buying advantages of our / «^SSMt^^ffij^*~
/aP&Mrffl< g) three large stores means a saving r^^"**"^v!r3x\
\W '^(Pm\> Jm for you on your jewelry purchases. \l
\l Write tor It To-day J^/
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Diamonds with Genu» Jewelers Flawless Blue White
me Opal or Turquoise U-« -/!„,««, „„,! '1?«..«*.U C 4—««» Diamond 1-fiCGold Hand
Center. Broadway and Fourth Street carved Tiger ckw Ring.
No. 196. $120.00 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA No. 197. $140.00
{ Remetus 3480
1 Registered by the German, Hanovarian and
I Oldenburg Coach Horse Stud Book^*sss>
| Weight 1515 lbs.
ft This horse stands at the El Centro Livery Stables
*V and can be seen at any time. Now is the time to
h book your mares. He is by far the best horse in
*f the Valley. 56 5£ 5E
XTO INSURE - - - - $30.00
T FOR SEASON ----- 25.00

Ivenietus was awarded lirst prize at me v->aiiiornia
¥ State Fair in 1 906. He was imported from Ger-
JL many in 1906 by J. Crouch & Son, of Lafay-
V ette, Indiana. I invite your inspection of this
JL stallion before breeding elsewhere. j£ S£
j W. W. Maften,
lEI Centro, . . California

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