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Imperial Valley Press.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Official Canvass of the Vote by the Super
% visors Concluded. Imperial Declared
County of 43 rd. Class, El Centro De
clared the County Seat, and the Officers
Declared Elected as Published Last
The county board of supervisors at
San Diego made an official canvass of
the ballots cast In the recent county
-election In Imperial valley. The prop
osition to establish a new county car
ried by the safe margin of 1 120 to 88.
El Centro wins the county seat by a
vote of "563! her nearest competitor
being Imperial with 455 votes. The
total vote cast was 1326.
The i board Instructed District At
torney Klrby to draw up a resolution
declaring I mperlal county to be a
county of the state of California of the
<43rd class, El Centro to be the county
seat, and the officers as determined
by the official count to be 1 the proper
officers of the county.
This resolution was' adopted by the
board Tuesday morning and sent to
the secretary of the state of California.
'When the state secretary files the res
olution, Imperial county becomes a
.-separate organization, and its officers;
as soon as they are qualified, may be
*gln their duties. \
The amount of the- bonds required
of the new offlcers^ were also fixed by
the supervisors Tuesday. ,The board
was of thfe opinion that the officers of
the new county should furnish bonds
in half the amount required of the
•officers of San Diego county. ; Some
protests were made by the delegates
of the new county who. were present at
> the deliberations. Imperial county,
they urged, has not one ; half the re
sources of San Diego county, and the
amount oPthe bonds should be fixed
to correspond with the actual re
sources and valuation of the hew
RESULT OF THE CANVASS .
. The official canvass as announced
by the boatd of supervisors, "is as fol-
Total vote cast, .1326. .
For new county, 1 120
Against new county, 88. ,
For county seat — El Centro, 563;
Imperial. 455; Brawley, 222. ■-..'• f/Y^
For Judge of superior court — Frank
lin, J. Cole, 571; H. M. Brewer, 420;
James I. Sheperd 147; Finis C. Farr,
47; Harry N. Dyke, 26; C. M. Plna,
h ' ' I , ' •
For county clerk—- Daniel S. Elder,
778; John M. Wltman, 390.
For sheriff— Mobley Meadows, 662;
C. C. Bowles. 136; M. P. Harris 418.'
Calexico A Port of Entry.
Culoxico Chronicle >,i
W; H. Chadney, official Chinese
Inspector and officer of the depart
ment of Commerce and labor, has re
ceived the full law commissioning
Calexico as a port of entry for aliens
Into the United States. The other
ports are Tla Juana. and Campo and
It Is necessary for anyone not a
citizen of the United States to pass
thru one of these ports and register be
fore being legally within the domain of
EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, !907
For recorder — John B. Baker, 691;
George L. Campbell, 405; S. P. Ulrey,
1;C. M. Plna. 1.
For auditor— T. J.* jKellog, 867;
Thomas Harding, 1.
For treasurer— Pau 1 . Bowman 832;
S. M.Blxby, 56; Allen Haever, 1; Big
Jim, 1; A. C. Hodges, I.
For tax collector — Thomas Hard
ing. 899; S. M. Bixby, 1.
For assessor— Fred Fuller, 639;
James B. Hoffman, 567; C. M. Plna,
; For district attorney — John M. Esh
leman, 905; H . P. Shaw, \ .
For coroner — T. J. Mitchell, 691;
William Wessel,' 242; David D.
For public administrator — E. E.
Forrester, 913; D. F. Coon 1; J^mes
Harran, 1; Weston Van Derpo.,l, 1.
: For superintendent of public schools
—J. E. Carr, 502; Lewis E. Cooley.
388; Enos J. Norrish, 299; J. E.
»' For surveyor — E. H. Galnes, 942;
L. Jernigan, 2; Joel Anderson, 2; Pet
er Halnes, lVv|-
For board of supervisors — Second
district, R.N. Clark, 254; Fifth dis
trict, Porter N. Ferguson, ' 218; M.
Cnaplin, 1; First district, Sidney M:-
Hare, 167; Fourth district, George R.
Wade, 141; J.J. Miller 81.
FEW CHANCES MADE
In canvassing the votes the board
found very few challenges, and most of
these were not allowed. The cnallen
ges are so few In number.that ff they
were sustained by court the general
result would scarcely be affected.
PRESENT FROM IMPERIAL VALLEY
Among the interested' audience in
the chamber of the supervisors were
the following citizens of Imperial Val
ley: D. S. Elder, Brawley county clerk
elect; J. ( E. Carr, Plcacho, superln
tendent-elect, of public scnools; Porter
N. Ferguson Holtvllle, supervisor
elect; R. Clark, El Centro, supervisor
elect; Ferguson, Holtvllle; L. E. Cool
ey, I rjjiperiaJ; and J. V. Taggart, Holt
vllle. . %
' WILL SOON ORGANIZE .
A letter received from a prominent
El Centro man in San Diego states
that the new county will- be a reality
and the officers elect will assume
their duties by the first of September.
\ The local office Is In the customs
house where fine furniture and other
first class accoutrements have been
. The law says tnat every Mexican
coming across the border must cross
at one of these ports and register.
There Is no fee for citizens of Mexico
but all other aliens must pay a fee of
$4 In order to legally cross the line.
Mr. Chadneyjwill shortly be assisted
by another officer and the lino between
here and Campo will be constantly
Republic of Mexico is Favoring the
Growing Border Town— New
Mexico Is at present taking great
Interest In the hustling border town of
Mexlcall. The government has de
cided to put In a fine public school
building, to cost $16,000, a new cus
tom house and a new jail. The town
Is to be platted, lots sold and Incor
porated In order to make local.govern
ment easier for the officials.
Senor Enrlgue O. Calderon, Vlslt
ador de Aduanas, has been the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Cuesta, Mcxl
can consul in Calexico, for some time.
His official position Is Inspector of
Consulates and he represents his home
government thoroly. He states that
the money for the^School, $16,000 Is
already in hand and the only thing to
be done before its expenditure is to
get the town in the proper shape for
The customs house has been doing
an enormous business for Mexlcall,
averaging near $45, C00 per month in
values admitted. The duties amount
to quite a sum and the government
feels that It Is no more than right that
Mexlcall should get some of the
TO PROTECT RIGHTS
Coachella Valley People Must Look
After Water Supply
The Coachella Submarine/ever
mindful for the rights and needs of the
farmers of the Coachella section, Is
warning the people there .that now Is
the time to take action to protect their
flow of Water. In the following article
he points out the danger confronting
"It behooves the people of Coa
chella Valley to get together without
delay and be "doing" if they want to
keep their water supply intact.
The Submarine stands and proposes
to stand as a guardian of the rights of
this valley, and It now sounds the
warning to you when there is yet time
to prevent a loss which could hardly
be overcome. Capable and eminent
engineers have said time and again
that the source of the bulk of water
feeding our arteslans comes from the
mountain streams on the San Jaclnto
and San Bernardino ranges this side
of the Beaumont divide. Some time
ago we gave in these columns the first
warning of a syndicate filing on the
water ot the Whitewater, They have
practically filed on all of this water
with the avowed intention of diverting
it In pipes to Banning, Beaumont and
other towns for use in various ways.
The situation Js so serious that we
understand a United States govern
ment official has filed on water at
Palm Springs, Mission creek. Little
Morengo and Twenty- Nine Palms to
save It for the use of the Indians In
the reservation, If needed.
Now the company can be enjoined
from removlrg or diverting the water
from the natural channel, when It In
terferes with the supply of this valley.
It Is now up to the property owners
and ranchers pf this valley for quick
action to make the proper enjotnment.
The editor of the Submarine has
taken the responsibility upon himself
to write the district attorney of our
rights In the matter."
FOR NEXT YEAR
Fancy Melon Growers of El Centro and
Heber and Association at Calexico Close
Contract for Next Year.
Before he left for Rocky Ford, H.
B. Pearson, representative of Crutch
field & Woolfold, cantaloupe shippers
of Pittsburgh signed up for another
year, the associations he shipped for
this year, the El Centro Fancy Melon
Growers association and the Heber
Fancy Melon growers associatlation.
These associations were entirely satis
fled with the results as obtained by
this company and concluded it were
as well to close the deal for next year
now as later.
Mr. Pearson also closed a deal with
a new association just formed at
Calexlco. and he expects that his out
put will be greatly Increased next year.
The returns from the cantaloupe
crop In this section was very good this
year, some of the growers netting as
high as $300 per acre The acreage
both here and at Heber will be some
what Increased next year, while at
Calexico the association just formed
Still friends, Certainly. ...
San Diego Herald: Imperial
county, is now a reality. While
San Diego has lost a large, slice
of its best territory, it has not
lost the friendship of the people
of the new county, who are not
insensible to the unselfish atti
tude the residents of the west
ern part of the county have as
sumed from the time county di
vision was first proposed. The
San Diego county officials and
the press of the city have not
attempted to interfere with the
affairs of their eastern neigh
bors — have not advocated the
selection of any particular place
for the county seat, nor recom
mended the election of any par
ticular set of officers. It ought
not to be a hard task to bury
the hatchet in such fertile soil
as Imperial possesses. It was
only a small family spat, after
Got Six Long Months
j Claude Palmeteer, known bet
ter as "Whitey," will take six
months oft", spending the time
in the San Diego county jail try
ing to solvq the problem, "Why
is a Chinaman not a punching
bag?" Last Monday Whitey se
cured a sufficient supply of cour
age juice to enable him to jump
on old Sam Kow, proprietor of
the Paris restaurant, • and feed
the defenseless old fellow a pair
of burly fists. The assault was
one of the most brutal ever wit
nessed on the border.
The trial was held before Just
ice J. B. Hoffman Wednesday
evening and the limit sentence
imposed. He was taken to San
Diego Thursday.— C axel ie o
A large crowd attended the dance
given in the Masonic Hall Thursday
evervjng. Good music was furnished
and an enjoyable time spent.
will probably put out in the neighbor
hood of 400 acres.
The farmers about El Centro are
also taking considerable interest in
tomato culture this fall. There has
been quite a lively demand for" the
seed left at the Press office. This
should be a profitable venture. It has
proved so in several Instances at
Brawley. One thing which is particu
larly of advantage In raising .other
edibles besides cantaloupes is the labor
question. If a farmer can so man
age to have a crop coming on at the
different seasons of the year he can
also manage to keep his help 'he year
'round, thus making it .possible to
with better certainty count on the re
sults of each crop.
The prospects for the coming year
regarding intensive farming were never
better, and the farmer looks forward
to the harvest with pleasurable antici
A Critical Operation
Sunday night Mr. and Mrs. J Stan
ley Brown, left for Los Angeles with
their son Floyd, who was suffering
from a severe attack of appendicitis. . \
He was taken immediately to the fios
pital and underwent .ah operation.
Tuesday. Word received yesterday
morning from Mr. Brown Informs us '
that his son seemed to be rallying from:
the effects of the operation but that the:
crisis had not yet passed. The at
tending physicians assert that this was
the worst case they had ever seen.
' Floyd had just come from New
York after a two years' absence, and
during his short acquaintance here hds
nude many friends, who are very
anxious to hear any news of his' re- .
covery. Mr. and Mrs. Brown will re
main until he is well on the road to
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