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FORRESTER'S QUEST Going to Mexico to Find Estate Sup posed to Have Been His Father's k. k. Forrester, one of ihe pioneers of Imperial Valley, expects to leave on n trip lo Chihuahua, Mexico, ac companied by his brother, W. M. For rester, of Summerland, and Thomas Holloway, of l.os Angelea, probably next week) and believe* that he will find in tho State of Chihuahua a val uable property belonging to the ea tate of his father, the Into O. W. For rest or. O. W, Forrester was a resident of Virginia, where he raised a family of elpfct children. At the time when E. E. Forrester was a young boy. his father became filled with the Idea of securing- riches In tho great West, and departed from the family homo, going to California, and then his lo cation became lost to his family. After some time the family decided to move west, and first located in Kansas, and then came on later to California. Here it was ascertained that the elder Forrester had gone from California to Nevada, where he had secured mining Interests, and E. E. Forrester visited various points In Nevada where his father had been, but found that his father had left the country and was believed to be in Mexico. A short time ago, on a trip to Los Angeles, Mr. Forrester met an old A. «r M. FIRST EARLY XOM A T O It is the Best of AM White for our 1910 "seed catalog. It is a valuable manual for the garden, ranch, and nursery. One hundred and forty-four pages full of valuable information. AGGELER & M-JS3ER SEED COMPANY 113-115 North Main Street — — — LOS ANGELES, CAL. ALFALFA SEED STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS RECLEANED ARIZONA SEED 18c per fb. FANCY FIVE-TIER BELLEFLEUR APPLES StilJ Going at $1.50 Box. Don't forget the Bishop Chocolate, Crackers, Cookies and Wafers, and / the Del Monte line or" Fruits and Vegetables. Scott's Grocery EL CENTRO Watch this space every week for something new. Everybody has heard of Mrs. Fry's Dinners All those who patronized the boarding house formerly con- ducted by Mrs. C. H. Fry will be pleased to know that on Wed- nesday, December 4, she a isumed charge of the EL CENTRO CAFETERIA, on Main street, where her famous cooking will be served hereafter morning, noon and night. If you want' a One meal, don't fail to go to the Cafeteria. SHARPLES TUBULAR CREAM SEPERATORS Six Very Good Features the Sfiarples Seperator Has Over the Bucket Bowl. FIRST— It is simple in construction. SECOND— OnIy three parts to the bowl. THIRD— Easy to operate. FOURTH— No oil holes to look after. FIFTH— Low down Supply Can., SIXTH — Easy to wash thoroughly in five minutes. When these points are shown to a prospective seperator customer, they can very soon decide on the Sharpies Tubular for the best results. SOLD BY EL CENTRO HARDWARE and IMPLEMENT COMPANY EL CENTRO AGENTS. [. \ lime neighbor of Virginia, who had conic West to reside several years ago. This was Thomas Holloway, Who resides on Mapta avenuo, near the PrtcftflC Electric car barns. Mr. Hol loway had Rival news for Forrester, to tho offool that ho hud niado a trip to Mexico, and had discovered an es tate which he was certain belonged to Forrester's father. Tho owner was reputed to be a Wealthy man In Mexi co, and the property la one of high value. It is located not far from the cily of Chihuahua, bring a tracl of many hundred acres. The older Forrester had been n prominent Mason and Odd Follow In his old home, and his son believes ho would have kept up his lodge con nections wherever he was located. As a chain In proving Identification If the property turns out to be as he anticipates!, he has secured tho lodge records of his father for comparison wllh any Mexican lodge records he may find. While on this trip to Mexico. Mr. Forrester intends to visit the Yaqui river country and may secure lands t here. TEST MADE OF WATER . E. O. Simons, of the Simons Brick Company, says that his company has just made a test of the water from the ditch for steam purposes and It has been found to be almost entirely clear of scale and he pronounces It the best water for steam purposes that he has ever had any experience with. IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESB CITY TRUSTEES' SESSION Changes in Outlets at Sewer Farm Ordered— Bills Allowed. Tin- Hoard of Trustees of the city of VA Centro (net In regular session Tuesday night with all Ihfl members of the board in attendance. Tho mln tiics of the mooting of November 30th were* road and approved. Under the reports of Commission* era, Sower Commissioner Hamilton reported on the condlt'ou and effl cloncy of the Bewage disposal tiles at the sewor farm, slating that there doos not appear to be enough of these tiling at the present time to provide for the disposal of the sewage- dur ing tho winter month: 1 , while the evaporation Is so small. He fecom mendod that openings be made at the lower ends of the tiled and boxes be llxod in such manner as will catch Ihe surplus water and deliver it into a ditch which will distribute it upon the surface of the ground. Tho City Health Officer was author ized to place redwood boxes at the outer ends of the tiling pipes and to open such ditches and distribute the water. A communication was read from the Holton Power Company stating that the present contract for street light ing expires on January 1, 1910. The communication was ordered filed and the matter referred to the Finance Committee. A communication" was receiredfroin William Mulhollaud. recommending Mr. Sonderegger as a competent en gineer to draft plans and draw blue prints for the proposed water sys tem: and a telegram was read from Geo. A. Carter, stating that Mr. Son deregger would meet with the Board on December 15th, and asking the Hoard to meet with him at that time. It was agreed by the Board to meet Mr. Sonderegger Wednesday evening. Warrants amounting to $600 were ordered paid. A communication from Phil D. Swing, representing property owners in the Second Addition to El Centro, was read and ordered placed on file. The Hoard then adjourned to meet Wednesday night at 7:30. SEND PRESENTS EARLY The postmaster requests the pub lic to mail packages and Christmas gifts as early as possible, for in so doing it will not only help the local office to dispatch them with expe diency but the sender himself can feel assured that his mail will reach its destination before the 25th. Judg ing from the heavy influx of mail mat ter already received at the El Cen tro postoffice this years' Christmas rush promises to far exceil that of any previous year. TAKEN EABT Wm. Munroe alias Will Harris and a half dozen other things, who was arrested by Under Sheriff Buck two weeks ago for stealing some rings from the ranch house of George T. Irvin, and who was suspected of being wanted elsewhere for a more serious offence was taken east last Saturday by Sheriff Dexter, of Orange County and Sheriff Roice of Ulster County, New York. CHRISTMAS CANTATA The Sunday School of the StaU Street Christian Church is prepar ing to render the delightful little contata. "Santa Clau3 and Mother Goose"' at the Opera House on Fri day night, December 24. EL CENTRO WINS El Centra and Holtvllle high school 'crossed bats at El Centro Saturday morning. Score was 5 to i in favor of Xl Centro. FRANKLIN HOTEL, EL CENTRO The above hotel has been thorough ly overhauled and renovated and the proprietors, W. \¥. Forterfield of IJkiah, and W. F. Wilson of River- Hide, are prepared to furnish flrst ckiHs service, good meals and clean beds. 37-2t BUICK AUTOMOBILE AGENCY I teach & Voucill have secured the Imperial Valley agency for the Hulck Automobiles, and will have a carload at 101 Centro about the first of Jan uary. 37-tf Angeier & MusHer Seed Co. have just issued their 1910 catalog. Ah UKual It 1h full of valuable informa tion for the gardener and rancher. It is free to all for the auking. Write for it at once. 37-lt Or. George D. Rich, formerly of San Francisco, has arrived in Imperial to remain. He is an eye, nose and tbroat upectallßt. Kyes examined and glasses fitted. 27-tf Visit the Ladled Toggery before buy ing your bolldtr goodu. SS-tf Shoes From The Quality Store MEAN SHOES THAT WEAR. WE HAVE THE EaCLUSIVE AGENCY OF THE FLORSHEIM, AMERICA'B BEST SHOE FOR MEN, AND AT PRICES NO HIGHER THAN YOU PAY ELSEWHERE. THE AMERICAN LADY LINE FOR WOMEN IS BETTER THAN THE BEST. THE RED SCHOOL HOUSE SHOE FOR CHILDREN, THE SHOE THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST FOR OVER FIFTY YEARB. WE HAVE THE ABOVE LINES IN ALL THE LATEST STYLES AND LEATHERS, AND -ARE IN A POSITION TO FIT AND PLEASE THE MOST EXACTING. A FAIR TRIAL OF ANY OF THE ABOVE LINES WILL CONVINCE YOU THAT WHAT WE ADVERTISE IS TRUE. B. Salomon & Company El Centro, California Townsite Opening on the Yuma Indian Reservation A richly fertile area, comprising 17,000 acres in the Colorado River delta, to be opened for settlement early in 1910, ready for immediate cultivation, irrigated from the $3,000,000 Laguna Dam. The Yuma Indian Reservation constitutes the first unit of 150,000 acres of agricultural land to receive water under Yuma Project U. S. Government Reclamation Service. The Central VJP* A T%| Y^. T A "WJ^" An Establ ' sned m t • KAR N A X ~ "ON THE AMERICAN NILE" EASTERN GATEWAY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KARNAK is located in Imperial County, California, on the main line of the Southern Pacific railroad, 250 miles from Los Angeles. KARNAK is located 100 miles from the Gulf of California, on the navi- gable Colorado River, giving ocsa.i transportation. KARNAi; is 150 miles irom the port of San Diego, California, and is the Cstoraao River terminal of trio *«»: Bicjjo & Arizona railroad, now ouildins. KARNAK is located an the YUMA INbiAN RESERVATION and sur- rounded by reservation ianas. KARNAK is platted on desded lar.s. sstenxsd (n 1833, before the creation of the YUMA INDIAN RESERVATION. WARRANTY DEED goes with every lot sold. N Lots on Sale December Ist, 1909 PRICES FROM $40 UP FOR INFORMATION ADDRESS Yuma Project Townsite Co. YUMA, ARIZONA The wealth of ancient Egypt's Nile Valley will be surpassed in . modern America's Colorado Delta. THE "BOSS." \Tree Protector M \V MADE OF YUCCA PALM *$h\l&r • Ia cheap, durable, and ,JVA te J^^ quickly put on the tree. It •^i»I " r\^ prevents rabbits from de- -<<2s£V stroying your trees. A sure V Ti protection against frost, 1 sunburn, grasshoppers or dry winds. Can be easily removed; will last for years. Send for samples. PRICES per 1000 10 In. long 7 In. wide $ 9.50 }2 In. long 7 in. wide 10.50 14 In. long 7 in. wide 11.50 16 In. long 7 in. wide 13.00 18 In. long 7 In. wide 14.50 24 in. long 7 In. wide 17.00 30 in. long 7 In. wide 20.00 Yucca flanufacturing Co, 1380 Willow St., Los Angeles, Cal. 35-tf Rhodes & Hull Expert Live Btock v V J AUCTIONEERS Bales conducted In all parti of Califor- nia and adjoining Btatei. Write for dates and terms. Twenty-live years' ex- perience. 830-32 Bojith Main Bt., Los Angeles Write to J. W. COLSON The El Centro Real Estate Man For Free Literature NAT B. MORSE, Proprietor. HORSES BOUGHT AND SOLD O. K. Stables LIVERY, FEED AND BOARDING SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO BOARDERB. HORBEB LET BY DAY, WEEK OR MONTH. .RIGS CALLED FOR AND DELIV- ERED. FIFTH BTREET, NORTH OF FRANKLIN HOTEL, EL CENTRO, _______ CALIFORNIA HOLTVILLE NURSERIES CABBAGE LETTUCE, TOMATO PLANTS, LIPPIA GRASS FOR LAWNS AND ALL KINDB OF PALMS, UMBRELLA, PEPPER TREES, AND POMEGRANATES. Now Is the bent time to plant Eucalyptus. We have an elegant lot of valley-grown trees now ready. We will grow any quantity of any kind of plants, trees, etc., under contraot for future delivery. HOLTVILLE NURSERIES , ■ ,'■'..'.■, P. O Box. M. LIONEL HAWTREY, Manager. Saturday, December is, 1909. h. h.