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LAYING TRACK ON NEW LINE
San Diego and Arizona Railroad Re
ceiving Material For First
Actual lay i up of track on the San
Dk'go and Arizona Railroad was be
gnn last Monday, when connection was
made with the Santa Fe tracks at San
Diego, so that cars of supplies can be
readily transferred to the new road.
Grading work h;is heen finished on
half of the fifteen miles of right of
way between San Diego and the Mex
ican line. This includes some of the
heaviest work, the big fills across the
Hartupee tract and the Sweetwater
Ties have been distributed along a
portion of the right of way. Twelve
carloads of steel have arrived and
sixty-five more are to reach San Diego
within the ensuing month, arriving in
time to keep the track-layers busy
when once work is begun on the main
line. Two carloads of rail spikes are
now lying in the Santa Fe. yards for
the new r6ad, and one car is loaded
with twenty complete switches.
■ Twenty thousand sidetrack ties have
been delivered to the San Diego & Ari
zona material yards by the Russ Lum
ber Company; 6ooo main line ties have
arrived from the Casper Lumber Com
pany, and the latter concern has 61,
000 ties on the way from northern
ports to San Diego. Ten carloads of
tie plates and fastenings are also on
A new grading camp is to be es
tablished next, week at a point south
of Otay, from which gangs of grad
ers will work in both directions.
WILL ADVERTISE COUNTRY
Harriman Railroads to Exploit Re
sources of Pacific Coast on Broad
est Scate Yet Undertaken.
A vigorous campaign of exploita
tion of the resources and advantages
of thp Pacific Coast on a scale as
broad, if not broader than ever be
fore, will be undertaken this year
by thp several Harriman railroads, ac
cording to Charles S. Fee, general
passpiiger agent of the Southern Pa
cific Company. Every form of pub
licity will be utilized for the atttrac
tion to the West of prospective home
seekers and investors.
Competent lecturers, equipped with
stereopticon and moving picture ma
chines, will be located at Chicago, Cin
cinnati and New York city, and they
Will give illustrated talks upon the ma
terial development of the Western
"I have only to report that the out
look for the colonist movement Is sat
isfactory to the railroads," said Fee.
"There seems everywhere to be an en
thusiastic interest in the West, and we
expect to move many permanent set
tlers to California. It is impossible
at this time to arrive at any esti
mate in figures, but that the colonist
traffic will be large is unquestioned."
ORDERS MORE GLASS
So well satisfied is Mr. Reed of the
Edgewild Ranch, located southwest of
El Centro. with his experiments the
past season of growing early can
taloupes under glass that he has or
dered another shipment of window
glass to be used for this purpose next
spring. Th* method used the past
season was to plant the cantaloupes
in holes made In the sides of hills,
and to place the single panes of glass
slantingly over the plants, simply
sticking the glass down into the earth.
SUPERIOR COURT'S VACATION
Summer vacation is maintained in
the Imperial County Superior Court,
and Judge Cole will be absent until
Friday, August 11, when he will re
turn and tako up the probate calen
dar. On that date also ex parte and
stipulated matters will he heard. At
that limp will be heard the petition
of the El Centro Presbyterian Church
;u'klriK permiaaion ,'to muntga^e its
property. Judge Cole in located at
No. 61 S South Alvarado street, 'Los
AnKfl^s. for the* KuniniHr vacation.
ESTATE'B FINAL SETTLEMENT
Final settlement or the estate of
(Wrge W. McCully, deceased, has
been made by the administratrix, An
na U. Wait", in the Imperial County
REAL EBTATE TRAN3FERS
(Compiled by the People's Abstract
Company, of Xl Centro, from tho
County records of Imperial County.)
Stanley De-lUota Co. to John L.
Sweeney, lot 7, block 71, Brawley.
Oeorge P. Hlalr to Wm. and Belle
Mania lot 11, block 3fl, Imperial. Deed
J. K. Thompson to Title Guarantee
& Trust Co., etc., lot 11, block 36, Im
Elijah 1. and T,oulse A, Adams to
James H. Mixer: NE. quarter of NE.
quarter of SE. quarter and part of
i N\V. quarter of NE. quartotr of SE.
quarter Sec. 32-15-14.
Imp. Val. Imp. Co. to S. H. and A.
Grumbles; block 27, Heber.
Imperial Val. Imp! Co. to Moses
Schlalter; lot 2, block 30, Calexlco.
East Side Add.
COUNTY FARMERS' UNION
Temporary Organization Effected at
Opera House Meeting — Local at
Organizer W. W. Welch, of the
j Farmers' Union, V addressed about two
i hundred farmers last Saturday after
noon in the Holt Opera House and at
Ihe close of his very interesting ad
i dress, a County Dairymen's Associa
, j tlon was formed with H. F. Barton,
lof Imperial, as president. This or
j ganizatlon will meet this Saturday at
! the Van Horn school house.
i A County Farmers' Union was then
| organized and temporary officers were
} elected to serve for one month, when
permanent officers will be elected.
The temporary officers are W. H.
Moorehouse of Heber, president; H.
F. Barton. Imperial, vice president;
I. Mayfield. El Centro, secretary-treas
urer; D. D. Lawrence,' El Centro, con
l ductor; Ira At en, El Centro, door
i keeper, and D. "Nairn, El Centro,
A nominating committee for the
■■■'■:■ • ■
purpose of selecting permanent of
ficers was appointed, consisting of A.
i 1 L. LofTer, Imperial; W. E. Wilsie, El
i i Lentro. and J. H. Holland, Imperial.
, | This committee will report at the
• ! next meeting, which will be held the
| first Saturday in September.
1 j The local union will meet Tuesday,
.■September 17th. at the school house,
. ! Xl Centro.
. ! After the work of organization was
. j completed, Mr. Welch and the officers
! of the County Union went to Holtvllle
l ! and organized a local union there with
.j. j twonty-three charter members.
MT. SIGNAL'S NEVV^ SCHOOL
Directors of the Mount Signal school
district are advertising for bids for
the erection of the proposed new
school building. I*lans may be seen
at the office of the County Superin
tendent of Schools, in El Centro.
DUTCH CITIES CARE FOR TREES
There is perhaps no other well pop
\lated country in the world which has
so many well wooded towns as has
Holland. The trees are tended by
thn municipalities. The coat of this
care per capita in the different towns
varies somewhat. Last year tot ex
ample, Utrecht devoted 21 cents
(Dutch I to its trees for each inhabi
tant and The Hague 28 cents for each
of Its 250,000 citizens. It takes 2%
Dutch cents to equal an American
cent. About ten years ago the an
nual cost of caring for .the trees of
The Hague was 19 cents (Dutch) per
capita, but since that time many new
trees and shrubs have been planted
throughout the city and new parks
have been laid out.
EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS
The regular semi-annual examina
, tion of teachers will be held during
the week beginning Sept. 13, 1909, at
the office of the County Board of Ed-
I ucation. beginning at 10 o'clock a. in.
Those persons desiring certificates
upon credentials will save much an
noyance to themselves by making ap-
I plication as early as possible — as no
person Ik eligible to teach in the
county, or draw payment therefor, un
less he Is the possessor of a proper
Normal graduates desiring certifi
cates will please remember that un
der a recent enactment of the legis
lature, they have to pay a fee of $2.00
for said certificate as well as other
less fortunate teachers.
J. K. CARR,
IMPERIAL VALLEY PREBB
MADE NINETY-THREE CENTS
That is what Cantaloupe Grower Got'
For Product of Six Acres.
VV.U, Waegele had six acres of can
taloupes near Xl Centre He shipped j
1068 crates through H. Woods & Co. [
Advances, estimated to cover cost of j
picking and hauling, paid to Waegele i
(hiring the season amounted to $262,
which is at the rate of 24 cents a
crate. Through the first part of the
shipping season, the commission men
assured Waegcle that he was doing
well this year and would receive not
less than a doltyr a crate net for his
melons. At the close of the season
Waegele received from H. Woods &
Co. a check for 93 cents, ana that
appears to be all that, he gets for
1068 crates of cantaloupes.
Waegele's^complaint is that the com
mission house did not notify him when
the price of melons in- Eastern mar
kets dropped below cost of getting
them there, but kept on shipping
melons and absorbing in "red ink" tho
profits he was supposed to have made
on early shipments. Had he known
that every crate he delivered late in
the season was putting him in debt
to H. Woods & Co. for freight and
charges, he says, he would have quit
picking and taken a small profit on
a part of his crop. Ninety-three cents
is not much of an income from six
acres of land.
STEEL PLANT FOR SAN DIEGO
Trust Reported to Have Acquired
Great Iron Deposits in Moun
tains West of Salton Sea. \
According to a New York dispatch
to the Los Angeles Times, a huge
steel plant, one of ihe greatest in
the country, is to be established in j
Southern California. The great steel
magnates have already acquired the ,
ore and ha<e bought lands at San j
Pedro and San Diego for manufactur- j
ing and- shipping operations.
Between $60,000,000 and $70,000,000,
will be invested in this enterprise. '
The deposit of ore acquired is said !
to be in the mountains just north of i
U>p Mexican line and to be eight!
miles long by nearly a mile wide. I
T^The estate of Gen. Webb controls j
large bodies of iron ore in Lower Oal- :
ifornia, but persons interested deny ■.
that there are any negotiations on |
for transfer of the property to the
steel trust. Information received by j
the San Diego Union locates the iron j
deposits acquired by the trust aDout \
thirty miles from Mecca. ,
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
The following resolution was adopt- j
ed by the. Fraternal Order of Ragles
Aerie, 1559, of El Centro, on Thurs- j
Whereas, the Supreme Ruler has.
called from the fellowship and asso
ciation of this Aerie to the *Aerle of
Heaven our beloved brother Thomas
Therefore, resolved that in this rul
ing we recognize as a little matter:
the depletion of our Aerie, but as a:
great matter the personal and assocl- ]
ated loss of the ever present friendship
good cheer, and earnest character of \
our late member, whose memory will J
be written indelibly In our hearts,
Resolved, that as a, token of re
spect the session room of the aerie >
be draped in crepe for- a period of]
thirty days and that a copy or these j
resolutions be transmitted to the fam
ily of the deceased over the signa
tures of the proper officers.
H. B. PEARSON,
DAN V. NOLAND,
THE COST OF BAD ROADB
The cost of bfid roads In America,,
according to a recent btatement from :
the Agricultural Department was $59-'j
000,000 laßt year, aa compared to the
coat of tnuißj>ortlng the same tonnage j
of crops In France. These figures,
apply merely to the hauling of the,
principal crops. This is only an esti- !
mate of the partial loss to the farmers, j
because It embodies only a part of
tin; products hauled over the public ,
highways. The average haul in this
country Is 0.4 miles. It costs, 26 cents
a mile for wagon transportation. In
France the cost is 13 cents v mile,
or only one-half the cost in the Unlt
Corner Seventh and Hope,
Streets, Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia, opposite Postofflcs.
Completely furnished apart-
ments for housekeeping,
only $16 monthly. Three
rooms, kitchen, bath, phone.
VERY 'HOMELIKE AND NEAT.
Cool! Cool! !
HOW WOULD A COOL SEA BREEZE AND A HOME \ ;
OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN SUIT YOU? j ;
We are building a railway that will make it possible for \ \
you. to have your home there and be in touch with your busi- j !
ness here. can buy RIGHT now . Why wait till you' |
have to pay more, for as surely as the railway makes it pos- *
sible for you to be in close touch with SAN DIEGO'S FINE J
HARBOR, so surely will you receive a handsome profit on *
what you *
BUY NOW ; I
OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY |
Write or come in and see — ♦
Pacific Investment Co. |
1438 E. Street. San^lego, Cal. $
VACATION TIME IS HERE. BELOW ARE A FEW
Alaska - Yukon - Pacific Exposition
CHEAP ROUND TRIP RATES. TICKETS GOOD FOR
TWO MONTHS AND STOP-OVERS ALLOWED ANY
REDUCED RATES DURING THE SUMMER. A GOOD
VACATION AMONG THE PINES. ALL KINDS OF
SPORTS. V i
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LONG BEACH, NEWPORT BEACH, CATALINA ISLAND
SANTA BARBARA, SANTA CRUZ, ETC. A FEW WEEKS
AT THE SEASHORE ARE GOOD FOR THE HEALTH.
CHEAP ROUND TRIP RATES TO THE EAST DURING
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
W. H. MANN, Agent, El Cerit/o.
C. M. KNOX, Commercial A^ent, Riverside.
Saturday, August 14, 1909.
Los Angeles 9
The King Edward
Fifth and Lob Angelea Street*
In the heßrt of the city.
European Plan First-class Cafe
Abssolutely Fire Proof
A very desirable hotel for all visitors
to the city.
No Inside Room* Write for Booklet
Rates $1.00 per Day and Up
DUNHAM &- SMITH