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A Seventh Crop Many El Centroans had the privilege of eating some very sweet and delicious Muscat grapes picked from the Corwin vineyard this week. These were the seventh picking or crop since the first of June. Grapes surely bear prolifically in Imperial val ley. Imperial Beats Them All Rev. J. M. Huston of Los An geles, who arrived in El Centro Wednesday night and has made a tour of the valley is enthusias tic over the outlook for the new county. He says; "I have trav elled extensively in this and other countries, through the east into Canada and through the sich Mexican country but I have seen nothing anywhere to equal Imperial valley. This is the best proposition I know of." Bought Land for Grapes A. L. Julian spent a few days looking about Imperial valley this week. He was so well pleased with the conditions that he purchased through the Ira At en Land Co. eighty acres of the Holman ranch two miles North east of El Centro. Mr. Julian intends to bring his land up to as high a state of cultivation as possible and will begin at once to prepare it for cantaloupes and grapes. Fine Suspended 1 T. P. Banta was found guilty in Imperial Monday of having permitted his hogs to get into a ditch. Justice Weber imposed a fine of $250 but suspended it on condition that Mr. Banta should not be found guilty of the same offense again in a year. Mr. feanta says that the hogs got through his fences accidentally and that he has never willingly let them get into any of the ditches. On Broadway The old bank building on Broadway street which has been leased by the Colby Real Estate Co. has been renovated and re fitted and now presents a much more attractive appearance. A part of the building will be oc cupied by R. L. Greer, architect. The building which Js being erected by Rev. J. F. Tout on Commercial street is now well under way and will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. Saving to Landowners Register Prescott of the Los Angeles land office has assigned several final proofs for hearing before County Clerk Elder at El Centro, thus saving the land claimants the expense of taking their witnesses to Los Angeles. In some cases those who have had their intention to make final proof published have arranged for readvertising for the sake of getting the hearing transferred. The saving to the claimants will be from $50 to $75 in each case heard in the valley. Fall Crop Appearing Practical interest in the up building of the El Centro Public Library is evidenced by Mrs. W. F. Holt's donation of "That Printer of Udell's", by Harold Bell Wright, and Miss Chloe Holt's addition of "The Casting Away of Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. Aleshine", by Frank R. Stock ton Formal thanks are inade quate. The best evidence of ap preciation is given when others are inspired to imitate such acts. A section that cuts alfalfa every month in the year ought not to lack in cutting leaves of new books as of ten. Who's next? Rehearsal at El Centro On next Sunday the 20th the young people are going to meet to yractice some music for the Y. P. C. U. convention the 19th of November and we would be glad to have all who will take part in this to meet with us at El Centro at 3:00 p. m. New Library Soon The State travelling library which has been in use in El Cen tro was sent away to Sacramento this week. It will be replaced by another library probably in a week or two. It is expected that the new library will include some of the recent books of mer it and will have 50 to 75 vol umes. _. / _ Fir/men Saved Creamery Holtville creamery had a narrow escape from being burned down about 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. An explosion in the engine room gave the flames a start in that part of the building but a company of volunteer fire men who saw the smoke came to the rescue in time to save the building. Aside from scorching the walls and roof little damage was done. Bought Eighty Acres NJMr. J. F. Weeks, of Whittier, California, this week bought the Andrew N. Pearson 80 acres, two miles north of town. Mr. Weeks who is a merchant in his home town, has spent considerable time looking over the valley fora place to suit him. The price he paid was $70 per acre, which, considering'the excellent quality of the land and the fine location is very reasonable. Mr. Pearson expects to leave soon on a visit to his home in Minnesota. Forrester's Latest >\E. E. Forrester had another novelty for El Centroans this week in the form of a sugar cane twelve feet high and weigh ing eight pounds. A few days ago he cut one which was four teen feet high and sent it to the Los Angeles Chamber of Com merce. Later he intends to send a sample of fhe cane to the government station at Berkeley to find out what percentage of sugar it contains. Sugar cane will undoubtedly thrive in this country. Mr. Forrester has a bout forty stalks in one hill. Mr. Forrester also states that he has been eating some very fine string beans which were planted the first of September. Getting string beans on the table in less than six weeks from the time they were planted is quite an achievement even for Imperial valley, Will Stay in Valley Percy L. Hedrick, Civil En gineer, who recently located in Holtville has received an offer of the first assistant engineer in the Department of Public Works, Havana, ' but has declined the offer and will remain in Imperial valley. Mr. Hedrick is a gradu ate of Cornell University was at one time city engineer of Mason City, lowa and later engaged with the Illinois Central railroad upon "location work. In 1903 he accepted a position as sanitary engineer with the McCormick di vision of the International Har vester Co. A year later as a re sult of a successfully passed civil service examination Mr. Hedrick was chosen Chief Sanitary In spector for the city of Chicago which position he held until re cently when an appellate court decision made a new appoint ment necessary. In connection with his work at Chicago Mr. Hedrick inspected the Union stock yards and t\\Q\ allied slaughtering and rendering plants and under his orders $750,000 was expended for sani tary improvements. Mr. Hed rick believes in Imperial valley and its future and has decided to permanently locate here. Y. P. C. U. Picnic Young people, ore you remem bering the picnic that the Y. P. C. U. of imperial Valley are go ing to give the 26th oi this month? Get up a good crowd from your vicinity and come with a filled basket and get acquainted with the other young people of Imper ial Valley. Bcckwith-Souder Edward Beckwith and Miss Etta Souder, of El Centro, were united in marriage last Tuesday by Judge Cole of the Superior court. Tuesday evening the newly married couple entertain ed a party of 50 [friends at the bride's brother's, Joseph Souder, about two miles east of El Cen tro. Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith will live near El Centro. New Canal on West Side The contract for building the canal system for Water Compan ies 6 and 8, awarded a week ago in Los Angeles, calls for the ex penditure of $90,000 and 900 ani mals and 300 men will be engag ed on the work. The contract was let to the Hollywood Build ing, Realty and Grading Com pany and it provided that the work must be completed by Jan uary 10, in default of which the company must forfeit $250 a day. Through the building of this can al, the development of the coun try west of New river will take on great activity, for the irriga tion of farms in districts 6 and 8 will not only be resumed but there will be a large part of what has been known as No. 9 district brought under irrigation for the first time. The Davis Trial The trial of M. B. Davis on the charge of selling intoxicating liquors to a minor, which had been tried once before Judge Hoffman at Calexico, came up for trial before Judge Webb in the local Justice's Court in Holt ville last week, having been COMMUTATION TICKETS The Holton Inter-Urban Ry. 30-Ride Family Commutation Tickets Now on Sale Between El Centro and Brice - - $ 5.00 Between El Centro and Gleason - 10.00 Between El Centro and Holtville - - 1 5.00 Between Holtville and Gleason - - 5.00 Between Holtville and Brice - 1 0.00 TIME LIMIT: 4 MONTHS FROM DATE For Sale at Holtville and El Centro /W. F. HOLT, C. E. PARIS, / President Gen. Superintendent transferred from Judge Hoff man's court Davis was repre sented by Judge P. C. Farr, of Imperial and C. L. Brown> Esq., of Yuma, while the interests of the State were looked after by John M. Eshelman, District At torney. The following jury was impanelled: W. A. Hoyt, Purely Hart, Ben Humphreys, William Allen, John Toll, H. J. Messeng er, R. S. Strain, D. C. Patton and Frank Morris. After a few hours of fruitless balloting the jury reported unable to agree and were discharged. It is reported that the jury stood nine for ac quital and three for conviction. It is stated that the case will npt be pressed any farther. They Make You Feel Good The pleasant purgative effect experi- enced l>y all who use Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets, and the healthy condition of the body and mind which they create makes one feel joy- ful. Price, 25 cents. Samples free at El Centro Drug Store. El Centro Transfer Co, E, J. TOWNSEND, Proprietor Furniture and Heavy Hauling Done Piano Moving el centro. cal. ' F[ CANDY I We are getting in fresh shipments of candies Jpj Every Week. Not the common grocery-store 3g 2g kind, but nice, assorted Chocolate Creams and «* g Bon Bons, Imported Fruit Paste, Cream Cara- Sp §5 mels, etc. Bear this in mind when your sweet !c Sjj tooth or your "sweetheart" demands something Jp 1 PERFUMES I 2g ■ I especially ask the ladie3 to call and sample my new j£ 3 line of Perfumes, even if you don't buy. I want you >• to know that I have got these goods, and when you 5£ 3J are in need of Perfumes you will come here. ? lam getting in new goods almost daily and it will pay you jC «5 to watch this space and my windows. I'm going to offer 3^ 25 some real bargains for the thrifty shoppers. Jg I , ( SAM'L W. DUNAWAY 1 3EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA. Druggist Jg GH3Ba POI I FfiFS 3a» Franetteo, Oakland, lo» Aiuelet, Bookkeeping. Business, Stenographic / formal, Engineering Tuition mav be used in any of these schools at student's conretilence. Students hare the benefit of the cooperation of all our schools in securing positions Write to Heald'S Colleoe tn til i city of your choice. Houses for sale HERE'S YOUR CHANCE 1 4-room frame dwelling house, all complete. Plumbing connections. Well located. Lot 60x <M OHf! 140 feet. House and lot «p 1 L\3\3 1 Frame House, plastered; 3 large room. Wired for electricity. Plumbing connections. Well lo- cated. Lot GO x 140 ft. <M R(\f\ House and lot «J> I UUU H. C. GRISWOLD, BANK BLOCK. EL CENTRO. CAL.