24 Ağustos 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1

24 Ağustos 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1
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Imperial Valley Press. VOL. VII PREDICTS BIG CROPS IN IMPERIAL VALLEY Ed. Fletcher Returns From Trip m Back Country With Good Reports. Ed. Fletcher has returned from Im perial valley where he has been look ing after his Interests. He Is Interest ed, with others, In a 320-acre ranch and reports crops as being heavy and the price of grain and hay very satis factory. • ■v While there. Mr. Fletcher rode In a gasoMne motor car, built by the Fair banks, Morse Co., and , now in opera tion on the S. P. branch from El Cen tro to Holtville, known as the Holt ville Inter Urban. i- "This car has many new and Inter esting features," said Mr. Fletcher, and is. now In successful operation. It has a seating capacity of about 20 to 2S, tut during the campaign over the - county seat, the gasoline motor car was run from El Centro to Brawley : » one evening, and carried 56 . passen gers, a' distance of 18 miles in 33 minutes. The great feature of this car Is Its simplicity. - • "The regular run from El Centro to .Holtville, a disatnee of 11, miles, Is easily covered Including stops, in 25 minutes. The day before Mr. Fletch er arrived In Imperial; the car brought over 1 1-2 tons of cream and 25 pas sengers from Holtville to El Centro in ■ Jess than. 3o minutes. Including several "Istops. This car, In Mr Fletcher's opinion, will certainly take the place of the steam engine for suburban traffic. y The cost of operation for the round trip to Holtville, 24 miles Is less than 33. Mr. Holt says the cost of oper ation by steam Is $12 to $1 4 for the same trip. This does not include the . difference In saving of ware and tear of the tracks, or machinery, which Is a very material point. The cost, of malntalnance of the track Is much The new Abstract Company El Centro Is to be congratulated upon the establishment of the Imperial Valley Abstract Title and Trust Com- pany, whose advertisement appears upon another page. They announce to the public that they are now ready to Issue certificates of titles and ab stracts to all sections or parcels of land and town lots forming v a part of the new county. ' Dan E. Shaffer, who for three year has been connected with the Abstract Title and Trust Company, of San .Diego, is manager for the new firm. He Is a son of the late E. E. Shaffer, for so long county auditor of San Diego county. Thus Mr, Shaffer Is a man eminently fitted to conduct such •a business and those wishing any title business done would do well to con .sult him. t The company's office Is located (In Beach & Dool's El Centro offices at .present. Imperial Co. Gets First Court Case. A motion was filed In the superior court yfestefday for the transfer of cause of action to the superior court of Imperial county. The cause In question Is No. 3469, In the matter of the estate of Grey Bussell, a minor. . Buy a town lot, a few choice ones left, get In before the raise. Call and talk It over with Jauman. El Centro .Land Qo. ; 20tf EL CENTRO. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY. AUGUST,24. 1907 lighter, owning to the exteme weight weight of the engine and train as compared with the gasoline motor car, its total weight being 8000 "Mr. Holt is considering the pur chase of another car and states that later on. providing the S. D. & A. road does not run through Sllsbee, that an entrance, will be made from £1 Centra to Silsbee and the same ser vice will be given as Holtville is now receiving. ••The Ice and cold storage plant at El Centra is certainly a credit to the town and Mr. Holt has just entered Into a contract with the Southern Pa cific railroad for many thousands of tons of Ice for Icing purposes, He is now doubling the. original size of the plant. '•Last year nearly a thousand car loads of cantaloups and melons were raised in Imperial valley, and it is ex pected next year the quantity will be doubled. Barley is worth from $1 to $1:10 there and even at that price a great many of the farmers are feed- Ing barley to the hogs for fattening purposes, rather than sell the. 'grain Hundreds of carloads of hogs are be ing shipped out of the valley *nd that Industry alone Is bringing tens of thousands of dollars to the settlers. •'Each year thousands of acres of fruit trees and grape vineyards are being planted and the fruit industry will in time, be the largest industry in the valley, in my opinion. The new railroad cannot be • built into the valley any to soon, and I am sure rev enue from the Imperial valley alone, will be sufficient to warrant building the road." — San Diego Union ...... RAILROAD BOYS TO LIVE MERE Will Make Calexico Their Homes as Soon as the New Schedule is Ar-, ranged Calexico will be glad to get the news that as soon as the new schedule for valley service is ar ranged most of the railroad men and their families now living at Old Beach will remove to Calex ico. The change will take place near the first of September. The new schedule is now being made up, but is not ready for an nouncement. The runs will be arranged for better accommoda tion of the valley people both for those who wish to visit the city, and for valley travel. The S. P. company recently wrote the Calexico chamber of commerce that the service would be improved just as soon as pos sible and they are keeping their word. Much complaint is made because of the inconvenience of the present schedule: — Calexico Chronicle. Optra House Regular services at the opera house next Sunday, Preaching at II a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by J. F. Tout. All are welcome. AFFAIRS AT THE COUNTY SEAT Supervisors and Comty Officers are Ready to Qualify. Waiting for the Judge. The wheels of the new county gov ernment have hardly begun to turn as yet. There has been considerable de lay on account of the absence of any person qualified to administer the oaths of office to the various county officials. Judge Cole, the newly elected Super ior judge, has been awaiting his com mission from the government of the state. He has been In Los Angeles and San Diego and the rest of the of ficers have been awaiting his return as he will be qualified to install them In their offices In shape to transact Im perial county business. • The bonds have nearly all been pre pared and everything is in readiness' to commence business as soon as Judge Cole returns: He will return from Los Angeles possibly Friday. Supervisors Meet The board of supervisors met Thurs day unofficially and discussed a few matters that will receive official con sideration as soon as things are in working order. Among other things that ..will have to be settled will be temporary quart ers :'. for the county officials. The judge's chambers and court room ,wlll probably be the Masonic lodge room in the opera house block and. the vari ous officers installed in the off.cc rooms upstairs In the same block. Re corder J. B. Baker will probably be Installed In the brick building built for a restaurant opposite the bank. The treasurer may be found later in the rear room of the bank and he may be given the use of the bank vault for temporary accommodation. Suggested Building •. It has been suggested that the coun ty erect a brick business block of pos sibly 50x100 feet to be used for two

or three years. by county* officials and when the county court house Is com pleted to be sold. and occupied by a mercantile business and offices. Such a plan seems to meet with the appro bation of all who have heard of it and seems to be a good way out of the tem porary office difficulty. The building would probably cost $10,000 or $12, 000.and would save the county rent for the interim. The matter of jail accommodation Is one that will have to receive Imme diate consideration. It will be neces sary to take care of prisoners in some way. The plan to Immediately secure a set of steel ribbed cells that could be set up in a short Mmc seems to be the best yet suggested. These cells could be set up any place and a shed built over them for protection from the weather. The jail Itself could be built up around the cells. Such expedi ences are all to be considered by the board. The first few weeks the board of su pervisors will have to be In almost con stant session for that body Is the busi ness manager of the county and all business questions of ai most every na ture have to be passed np to them. Everyone Is anxious for all officers to be qualified as soon as possible, in cluding notaries public and justices. No Local Government Since the filing of the resolution forming Imperial county with the sec retary of state tn Sacramento all jus tices of the peace have been out of commission; no notary has had author ity to sign his name as a. notary or take any kind of an acknowledgement. There are dozens of papers awaiting the qualification of a notary public, The county ordinances, a whole vol ume of them, went out of effect as far as Imperial county was concerned with the filing of the same resolution. The supervisors will have to pass ordinan ces and have them published fifteen days before they are effective. This means that for at least twenty days yet there will be no county law. State laws are effective, of course. Public sentiment and local leagues will, no doubt, be able to keep things In oraer with the law of persuasion. EL CENTRO TO BE PRINCIPAL CITY Justice or reace or INew County Uptim iftic Over Final Outcome. Felix G. Havens of El Centra, form er.y United States commissioner, and who Is now a justice of the peace in the Imperial valley, is in the city. Mr. Havens says that El Centra is not only to be the metropolis of the Im perial country, but that it is already. It is a well known fact that Mr. Hav ens could have accepted a nomination of clerk of the new county, but that he did not allow the use of his name, the understanding being that El Centra should not introduce any candidates Into the campaign. . "There are," says Mr. Havens, "many questions related to the forma tion of the new county which much time will be required In settling. Some of them will have to , be settled In courts. However, we are not Banqueted Him District Attorney Eshleman returned Saturday from Berkeley; where he finished in his business affairs in order to take up his new work as legal adviser and prosecuting attorney for Imperial county. He Is now in El Centro where he and his wife will live. .His colleagues and friends about the bay gave -Jack'! a genuine ova tion upon his departure, judging from the Berkeley papers. A fine banquet was spread at which Mr. Eshleman's law partner presided. A large gather- Ing of prominent citizens bade him Cod speed in his new home. The papers say that Mr. Eshleman, was to have been the next state sen ator from Alameda county and that since his : removal there have been thirty or forty candidates for his place In the assembly. The district attorney has a hard row to hoe. Nearly all. the officers of the new county are entirely without experience In the conduct of . their offices and all must be guided by tne district attorney as to legal points. Having served as deputy In the same office In Alameda county Mr. Eshle man will turn off his work with ac curacy and celerity — Calexico Chron icle. A High Compliment The San Diego News of last week speaks in its editorial col umns of Supervisor Webster in the following highly complimen tary manner: Supervisor Webster was one of the ablest men on the Board and commanded the respect of his colleagues and everybody with whom he came in contact. While we sincerely regret the departure of the supervisor from the San Diego Board, we feel that he of all others should take a leading jmrtjn the future affairs of the new county. San Diego county will not re apportion its territory for new supervisoral districts until the meeting of the board of super visors August 28th. If you want a ranch anywhere in the Imperial Valley call In andjt over with laurnan. I can use several 40 and 80 acre pieces Improved or partly so. if your price Is right, your money Is ready. 20tf bothering ourselves about them. They will all be settled and settled right. We expect to make a fine showing over therein the, next fey Mr. Havens is Interested in collect ing claims of Imperial valley property holders for damages resulting from the overflow of the Colorado river. He has already filed at Washington against the government of Mexico more than a million dollars of dam age claims, and • he Is still adding to the number. The Mexican govern ment-Is to be held accountable, al though considerable time may be Oc cupied in securing a settlement. Mr. Havens thinks there will be few sufferers In San Diego from the land frauds. , y. W. H. BUCK TO BE DEPUTY SHERIFF Mobley Meadows Selects a Good Man to Assist Him in Office W. H. Buck, of Fort Yuma, has been selected by Mobley Meadows as his chief deputy to assist him In . the sheriff's office of the new county.: Mr.. Buck Is the proprietor of the Fort Yu ma general merchandise store and the stage line to Laguna.;: He nominated Mr. Meadows In the convention at Imperial and has been a factor In the river political situation. Anticipating his selection to the of fice Mr. Buck has secured valuable options on property at El Centro. It Is reported that he will open a general store at the county seat—- Calexico Chronicle. ' COUNTY CLERK ELDER TO RESIGN Business Affairs in Idaho Make it Impossible to Take Ip His New Duties. D! S. Elder, elected county clerk, will resign his . office as soon as he qualifies. He has business interests' in Idaho that demand his attention and it will' be impossible for him to be In the valley for several months. In order to expedite the business of the new county Mr. Eider has decided to place his resignation with the board of supervisors as soon as he qualifies for Then It will be up to the board to appoint his successor This will prob ably be done at the first meeting. It Is with much regret that the val ley loses the services of so capable a man as Mr. Elder. He is thoroly qualified for the duties of the office and it will be hard to 'find a man who would so successfully fill the place. — Calexico Chronicle. •. The Southern Pacific is run ning three extra trains each day to Brawley from Old Beach in order to give the railroad men there a chance to eat. Hotel Harriinan has been closed down and the "Harriinan Special" has NO. 20

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