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First Services Held in New Catholic
Splendid Results Accomplished by the
Efforts of the Rev. H. Eummelen
in the Past Four Months — An As
sistant Appointed by Bishop Conaty
El Centre's new Catholic
church is now completed. The
first services were held in it on
Sunday, December 1, the first of
the Ecclestastical year, and a
substantial foundation has been
laid for a large and influential
This is one of the first fruits
of the efforts of "Rev. H. Eum
melen, who came into the valley
four months ago, has organized
several parishes, built (two
churches, and has won for him
self a host of sincere friends and
whose kindly and beneficent in
fluence has been extended un
sparingly to all of whatever
denomination or sect.
. Father Eummelen came to Im
perial Valley August 1, haying
been sent here by Bishop Con-
aty. He , familarized himself
' with the conditions in the val
ley, noted the prospects for
growth and development, and
became acquainted with a large
number of people. He then or
ganized parishes in all the prin
cipal towns and appointed com
mittees to handle all funds. In
Calexico, the scene of his first
efforts, a temporary chapel was
erected som6 time ago, after
which he ' devoted most of his
time to the building up of an
important parish in 131 Centre
The church building, which has
just been completed here, is a
humble but substantial building
suitable and adequate for some
time to come. The parish owns
1 four of the finest lots in the
, city, located on Fith street, and
has paid for the building with
j the exception of one small pay
ment, which will be taken care
of in the near future. The
parish has a splendid location
and ample room for a new and
more imposing structure later,
when the parish has grown suffi
ciently to warrant it.
The next church will be erect
ed at Brawley. In Imperial and
Holtville there are well organiz
ed parishes, but conditions at
present do not justify the jmme
diate erection of church build
ings. The parishieners of Im
perial prefer for the present to
come to El Centro and join in
the services held here.
That so much has been accom
plished and so great good wrought
in so short a time is eloquent
evidence of the exceptional abili
ty and personal magnetism of
the kindly Priest, who has work
ed unselfishly and untiringly
toward the building iip of his
church and for the general wel
fare of all men with . whom he
comes in contact. The work of
taking charge of all the valley
■ parishes has already become too
great for one man.
,At present Father Eummelen
is giving two Sundays of each
Imonth to El Centro, the other
[Sundays being devoted to other
parishes. The necessity for an
jother priest became apparent
jsome time ago, and it is under
stood that Bishop* Conaty has al
ready appointed an assistant for
this field so that in a short time
[there will be.two Catholic clergy
men in the valley.
J.. C. Thompson, of ; the New
liver ranch seven miles west of
imperial, has been arrested on a
sharge of assault with a deadly
weapon, the complainants being
William Peace and a party of
land lookers, who were prevented
by Mr. Thompson from travel
ling on a road that crosses the
river through the ranch lands.
It is alleged that Mr. Thomp
son forcibly halted the outfit,
and in the altercation that fol
lowed his seizure of the heads of
the horses he menaced the Peace
party with a rifle. Mr. Thomp
son's mobilization of himself on
a war footing is said to have
been incited by hostile symptoms
manifested by one of the party.
Trouble on the road through
the ranch is chronic, and is said
to have its origin in the efforts
of land seekers to find out the
status of a. certain section of
The Peace party did not go
through the ranch but lived up
to its name by retiring before
the artillery unlimbered by the
enemy. It could not have gone
over the road anyway without
driving over a wagon and team
barricade hastily thrown up by
Last Saturday the Brawley
Constable, John Martin, who had
raided the McKeehan pool room
in a search for liquor some time
before, got into trouble in the
same place with George Mc-
Keehan and was beaten with a
billiard cue to a frazzle. Me
Keehan was arrested oh a- com
plaint charging him with assault
with intent to murder, and was
held in $2, 500 bail to answer in the
Superior Court. Martin's in
juries are severe but not likely
to prove dangerous.
A drunken peg leg wanderer
framed up a miscellaneous dis
turbance of the peace and dignity
of Calexico last Wednesday night
and concluded his performance
with a vicious attack upon land
lord Antoine Hess with a heavy
bludgeon, breaking the stick of
timber over Mr. Hess' head. The
ugly brute was arrested by Con
stable Eslow and charged with
assault with a deadly weapon.
Mr. Hess was badly injured, but
is recovering from the effects of
the blow which laid open his
forehead and just fell short of
fracturing his skull.
The Supreme Court has not
passed on the constitutionality of
the special holiday laws, and be
cause of the uncertainty still ex
isting Judge Cole has continued
the calendar of the Superior Court
to Jan. 3. Judge Cole will sit in
Riverside next week in Judge
Densmore's court. Although the
civil calendar is continued, crim
inal cases may be tried if the de
fendants do not object and some
cases may be called when Judge
Cole returns from Riverside.
Hearing in the injunction case of
Farr vs. McGrath, involving the
right to reclaim certain land, has
been set for Dec. 27.
Our Electric Machine Is Now In Operation
Hair Cut, Shave, Massage, Shampoo, Tonic, Bath, Shine, Etc.,
All In a Minute. Popular Prices. Give Us a Trial.
w. e. Downing, Pr^TEl Centro Hotel Barber Shop
Land jumping threatens to
make serious trouble in some
parts of the country. Last week
the camp of McCartney, Hall
and other squatters on land claim
ed by the Wores ranch near
Brawley was invaded dnring the
absence of the occupants, and
the outfit was scattered and des
troyed. The summary process
of eviction was resented by the
McCartney outfit, and W v P.
Moore of the Wores ranch was
arrested on a complaint charging
him with grand larceny. Pre
liminary examination was post>
poned until next' week.
A. Harpold of Colton, who in
another column announces that he
is prepared to deliver first class
pepper trees for planting, states
that January and February
would be the best time for set
ting out the trees in Imperial
Valley. Nothing could do more
to make the valley attractive
than long rows of these beautiful
ever green shade trees.
W. J. Mitchell Watchmaker
Bth Street ffc^N^ffl Imperial
Mr. Rancher, just a minute! A
neighbor of ours sent to Chicago for a
watch. It was al5 jeweled Waltham,
and he brought it to me and asked what
the value of it was. He said he paid
$8.45 for it and when I told him that I
sold that grade of watch of the Jeweler's
quality at $7.5(]r, he did not look very
I have worked in watch factories
and also some of the largest jew-
elry stores, both in England and
America, and know what I am
talking about when I am talking
"The superintendent of a large watch
factory, while instructing his classifier,
holds in his hands two watches which,
in appearance, are exactly the same,
but there is a great di^fference. Watch
No. 1 is as nearly perfect as human
skill can make it, and is sold only
through the jewelers and cannot be sold
for less than $25. While watch No." 2
looks to be the same as No. 1, there is
an imperfection. It is true that it has
the same number of jewels and all other
parts, but you see that some of the
jewels are faulty, the pivots don't fit
their jewels and the springs are imper-
fect. It has been handled roughly and
to make it perfect would cost about as
much as it would to build a new one out
and out, and if sent to a jeweler it
would come back. So, as a matter of
course, it is money for the factory to
class it 'second' or 'discontinued, ' sell it
to the mail order department of the
catalogue house at one-third less than
the first quality or watch No. 1, or atfa
discount of $8.50. The factory has noth-
ing further to do with this watch. The
mail order house is at liberty to sell it
for what they choose. As a matter of
fact, the mail order house proceeds to
catalogue it and sell it to those unaware
of the tricks of the trade and who live
thousands of miles away. "
I have a good stock of ladies' and
gentlemen's watches, guaranteed to be
of the first quality, suitable for Xmas
presents, and until further notice I shall
take 25 per cent off the catalogue price,
from $1.00 up. Call in and see me be-
Linen under thi" heading will be in |
fiert«d for 5 fonts :i line each insertion. \
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3£25i SALE OR RBNT<y
FOR SALE-25 Largo Bronze Turkey
hens; also some White Wyandott '
(Thoroughbred) roosters. Mrs. J. !
B. Harrass, 5 miles SW of El Centre j
on Rrawley canal. 35-6 x I
stock in Water Co. No. 7, for cash. Ad-
dress^ F^N^Chapl^in, Holtville.
HOTKL FRA NK LIM-The Travelers
Homo and Farmers Friend. Rates
Reasonable. Try Us. 34ttj
FOR SALE OR TRADE-250 hogs.
Will trade for good claim. W. B.
Cressey, one mile southwest of El
Centro. 34 tf
TO LET-About 75 head of hogs on
shares. R. H. Clark. 33
FOR RENT- Cantaloupe land; will
furnish everything. F. J. Eddy.
WANTED-Turkey3— f our gobblers and
nine hens of the G. G. G. strain of
mammoth bronze turkeys for sale.
Biggest t?nd best in the valley. F. H.
Stanley, Brawley. 32tf
WANTED -Place for girl to work for
board and go to school. Enquire at
Press oflice. 32tf
TO LET-HOGS-On shares. Apply to
C. E. Conant, 3 miles southwest on
the Dahlia. 33tf
FOR RENT- Fine alfalfa land for can-
taloupes. C. E. Conant, 3 miles south-
west on Dahlia. 33tf
FOR SALE-One thoroughbred regis-
tered greyhound. A. S. Fell, 4 miles
, northeast of El Centro. 32tf
FOR RENT-100 acres of fine canta-
loupe land. Enquire of Salisbury
Bros., 1 mile east of El Centro. 32tf
FOR SALE-Good kitchen stove for\
sale; also good family cows to rent.
Inquire of Jacob Dunnan, El Centro.
FOR SA^E— Duroc-Jersey boars from
four months to one year old. Fuller
Bros., Heber, Calif. Phone 13x2. 24
FOR SALE— Some heifers from 1 year
up to 2 years old. W. E. Wilsie,
El Centro. 23tf
FOR SALE-One Holstein cow, good
family cow. Address A. S. Fell 4
NE of fcl Centro. 28tf
FOR SALE-30 to 4o good brood sows
at ranch in 7 or address at Holtville.
36-38 C. H. Trego
BEES-I can sell 50 to 210 stands of
good grade Italian bees: in Standard
Lonshotle 8 framed Hives warranted
strong colonies delivered to any K. R.
Station in Imperial Co. for $6.00 per
hive. J. F. Tout, Hotel Franklin.
WANTED-Cattle and sheep pasture.
Phone 13x2 or address Fuller Bros.,
Heber, Calif. 24tf
WANTED— Position on ranch by man
and family. Would lease ranch for
term of years, address Bx. 25 El Cen-
STRAYED-1 old cow dark in color,
end of right ear cut off and notched,
dry. 1 Jersey heifer 2 years old, de-
horned, branded "R" on left hip, un-
der bit on each ear, fresh. Suitable
reward. W. G. Record, Calexico.
FOR RENT— 4O acres choice canta-
loupe land, will cut up or rent togeth-
er. V. E. Stockwell & Co. 31tf
TAKEN UP-6 red cows, 4 spotted
black and white, 2 brown, 3 dun, 1
black, 1 spotted red and white, 1 dun
spotted cow, 3 yearlings spotted black
and white, 2 sucking calves. Earmarks:
1 dun heifer crop and underbit in right
ear, split and tag in left; 1 red cow
crop right ear, split left; 1 dun heifer
crop right, split left; 1 spotted red
and white cow, no ear mark; 1 dun
cow, white on back and belly, crop
and underbit right ear, underbit left
ear; 1 brown cow, crop right ear; 1
red cow, crop and underbit right ear,
crop left ear, white tip tail; 1 brown
cow crop and underbit left ear and
swallow fork in right; 1 red line back
cow, split in right ear; 1 brown cow,
underslope each ear; 1 red cow no ear
mark; 1 light red cow tag in left ear;
2 heifer calves red and light red, no
ear marks; 1 red brindlecow, hole in
right ear. Owner can have same by
paying all claims and satisfying all
costs. Enquire of C. Kathan, on
Aten's ranch, 2 miles north of El Cen-
tro, Cal. . 33-37
FOR LEASE-From 10 to 100 acre
tracts of choice cantaloupe ground.
Prices right. We also have a large
list of choice farm land, that can be
brought right. 1-2 section, all in crop;
$2000 cash, balance easy terms.
Garey & Garey Realty Company. 35—8
Are you going to build? If you want
a house for COMFORT with MOST
ROOM at LEAST EXPENSE, let us
tell you about our FIRE CLAY
HOUSES fitted up with HOLMES
DISAPPEARING BEDS. Positively
the coolest and most substantial build-
ing material in the Valley, which, com-
bined with a bed that takes up less
room than any other made, makes an
ideal home. " 35—6
LOST— Somewhere between El Centro
and Heber one small bill book con-
taining bills, papers and rinr. Finder
will receive liberal reward if left at
the postoffice at El Centro. 35-36x
FOR SALE— I have for sale one mile
south east of Heber 12 head of mares
draft stock 2 years old past, some of
them with foal, one Stanial Shier
Pedigree 2 year old past, 2 good
work mares, 200 head of stock' hogs,
tf Jacob Stoner.
WANTED- Position by experienced
milker, also experienced ran^h man.
Address D. Press office. 36—38
WANTED— By capable man, general
work in city or on farm. Address E.
Press oflice. 36-37
WANTED— Town or near by improved
property even exchange for $1500
Equity Hi Los Angeles 5 room modern
house value $2000 balance 10 per
month 0 per cent. Owtur S. A.
Wheeton 5809 Pasadena Avo. LoS
LOST^BetweeiTHotii "El Centro" ami
Mrs. King's, back comb. Finder
please leave at the Press ofTic p. 36
Twenty acres, two miles southwest
of Heber. Soft land in prime con-
dition; has had two cropH of barley
on it; no better melon land in the>
valley. F. A. Blake, Hcbor. 36 38
Owing to the call for book-keepers in
the Valley, I would be pleasod to start
a class, at a very reasonable charge.
For any information please me me at.
Blinn Lumber Co's. office. W. H.
Spraguc, El Centro Cal.
FOR SALE- 125 head of lirat~~cliiss
dairy cows 1 mile west of El Centro
on the Vencill Ranch. Liberal terms
Crawford, Davis & Burbank .
WANTED-To rent a piano for about
four months. W. H. Sprague
30 El Centro, Cal.
I have 80 acres of good cantaloupe
land which can be rented either for
cash, on terms, or on shares, at a
miminum price. Sixty-five shares
water stock. W. H. Sprague at Blinn
Lumbcr Co -
R WOODLAND GATES,
Munsey Bldg., Washington, D. C.
Late Private Secretary to United
States Senators Stevhen M. White and
Thomas R. Bard. Land and other de-
partmental practice; also Congressional
business. Refers, among others, to
United States Senators Frank P. Flint
and George C. Perkins, California dele-
gation in House of Representatives,
Hon. Thomas R. Bard, Hon. R. J. Wat-
ers, Gen. H. G. Otis, Hon. A. G. Hub-
bard, Los Angeles Chamber of Com-
merce, Los Angeles City Aqueduct.
nr M. McNAMARA
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Land Law a Specialty
207 S. Broadway Merchanta Trust Bid
Rooms 217 and 218
Los Angeles, California *
• Attorney at Law, Imperial, Cal.
Real estate, commercial, corporation, .
insurance and probate law. ;• /
C L. A. HAMILTON :
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
DISEASE? OF WOMEN A SPF.CIALTY '
El Centro Hotel, Room 21
EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA.
ERMELL RAPP, Lawyer.
Will practice in all the.- courts and N
before the U. S. Land Office.
Office in Ira Aten Land Co. building. .
El Centro, Cal.
nn W. CONK LING, ~~
Attorney at Law
Land off tee matters a Specialty-
EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA <
m- ALTER E. COX, J~ '
*» Attorney at Law
Law, Land and Loans
Special attention to land litigation and ;
EE. PATTEN, Ph. C, M. D.
' Physician and Surgeon
Second door .south of Water Co's office, Se-\ enth
and Imperial Ave. Residence Fifth
and Imperial Ave.
Phones: Office 29. Residence 293
ANSEL SMITH ,
Attorney at Law,
EL CENTRO, - CALIF.
Prof. Antonio Scarpa
FREE LESSONS FIRST MOKTH
LODGE NOTICES ~~
%/V R 1 Centfo Lod ge No. 384 l<\ &
/\J\ *— 'A M. Stated ineetingn in
' ▼ N Masonic Hall, El Centro, first 1
Monday of each month, 7:30 P. M.
Members and visiting Masons invited to
attend. D. 11. CHAPLIN, W. M. John.
B. Baker, Secretary.
Cl Centro Lodge, l<\ O. E., meets the
four Thursday nights of inch,
mouth. Members and visiting En .-li>a
invited to attend.
FRATERNAL Bit OTHER HOOD
meets every Tuesday night at Ma-
sonic Hall, El Centro, Cal. 11. R.
Vjrr O. W., El C«ntro Camp m,
™ ' meets every Friday night at Ma-
sonic Hall. El Centro, Cal., Hi R.
Kyle, council commander, J. L. TrAY^
ers, advisor, E. H. Sherman, clerk.
NJ^we&i&Li/ P L Centro Lodge No.
fe«jSp2& w L ' 397 I. O. O. F. m.-eta.
? verv Wednesday night
.. J\^ \ m Masonic hall. I\esi-
. *^ dent and visiting mem-
bers cordially invited to attend. E. H-
Sherman, n. g. B, F. Kuppub, tfec.