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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
While on this trip to Mexico. Mr.
Forrester intends to visit the Yaqui
river country and may secure lands
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
A FAIR TRIAL OF ANY OF THE ABOVE LINES WILL CONVINCE
YOU THAT WHAT WE ADVERTISE IS TRUE.
B. Salomon & Company
El Centro, California
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
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 $40 UP
FOR INFORMATION ADDRESS
Yuma Project Townsite Co.
The wealth of ancient Egypt's Nile Valley will be surpassed in .
modern America's Colorado Delta.
M \V MADE OF YUCCA PALM
*$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.
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.
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-
830-32 Bojith Main Bt., Los Angeles
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
CABBAGE LETTUCE, TOMATO PLANTS, LIPPIA GRASS FOR LAWNS
AND ALL KINDB OF PALMS, UMBRELLA, PEPPER TREES,
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.
, ■ ,'■'..'.■,
P. O Box. M. LIONEL HAWTREY, Manager.
Saturday, December is, 1909.
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