12 Ekim 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1

12 Ekim 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1
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Imperial Valley Press. VOL. VII BIG GAIN IN TRAFFIC Southern Pacific In creases 300 Per Cent, in El Centro ONE YEAR'S GROWTH Holton Inter-Urban Runntng Freight Daily— Boom Amazes Visitors to the Valley Imperial county is making giant strides toward greatness and prosperity. Still further evi dences of its remarkable boom are furnished this week by trans portation and traffic figures as well as by the great numbers of new residents who have come here to make their permanent homes. There is bustle and ac tivity everywhere in the valley and El Centro, the county seat, is growing so rapidly as to amaze visitors. No better indication of the growth of business at El Centro can be found than the in crease in traffic. Figures com piled this week at the local office of the Southern Pacific show that during the month of September 551 pieces of baggage were han dled. During September of last pear only 138 pieces of baggage were handled.' This shows an increase of 413 pieces or about three hundred per cent. The Holton Inter-Urban rail way is making two round trips daily with its motor car and is making a daily trip with its freight car. The schedule only provides for freight runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur days, but the volume of freight business' has so greatly increased during the past week or two that it has been necessary to provide for double the usual business. The» hotels are taxed far be yond their capacity. So great is the inrush of people to El Centro that the task of taking care of them is becoming a serious one. The visitors and onlookers can literally watch the town grow by leaps and bounds, but we of El Centro are too busy just now to contemplate the progress. The work of making it grow and of providing for new and extraor dinary conditions from day to day is just now absorbing the full attention of El Centroans. The buildings already in pro cess of construction are being hurried to completion as rapidly as possible and other new ones are being planned, but it is a recognized fact that no matter how much building- is done this winter there will be a lack not only of business buildings but of dwelling houses. And best of allithis is no spasmodic or uncer tain boom but a reasonable as iwell as remarkable growth based on solid foundations and the ex traordinary productive capacity of a soil which has no superior on the face of the earth. El Centro does not and will .not depend for its future on in Official Paper of Imperial County EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1907. dated or speculative booms. It is the solid, substantial growth of a healthy, vigorous town which because of its splendid natural | advantages and the admirable characteristics of its citizens is destined in the near future to be one of the really important and famous agricultural centers of California. WANT THEM TAXED W. C. T. U. Want Pool and Billiard Tables Taxed The W. C. T. U. held a special meeting here last Monday to dis cuss the advisability of asking the board of supervisors to put a license on pool rooms in the county. It was decided to do so, and a petition was formally pre sented to the supervisors asking that they fix a tax upor all pool and billard tables of not less !than $250 a table, per annum and that no one under 18 years of age be allowed] in any such pool and billiard rooms. The petition was received and filed, but was not acted upon at the time. Such a tax as the one asked for would not be a source of revenue for the county, as it would be practically prohibitory, and would no doubt close every pool room in the county, except ing those in the city of Imperial, over which the action of the board of supervisors have no control. At present it cannot be gues sed at what action the board will take in the matter when it comes up before them again. BEE MEN TO MEET Will Discuss Question of Forming Association October 26 The men interested in raising bees and producing honey in the vicinity of El Centro will hold a meeting in this town at the can talouse shed on the afternoon of October 26. Various matters pertaining to the industry will be taken up such as having an in spector appointed and the advis ability of forming an Imperial valley bee association will be discussed. It is expected that twenty or more bee men will be present and many plans looking to the advancement of the honey producing industry will be made. Bee culture has already assum ed important proportions in the valley and inasmuch as the con ditions are extremely favorable for the production of a high grade of honey it is expected that the shipments will be large ly increased in the near future. On Friday of this week a car load 0^42,000 pounds of honey was shipped from El Centro by the following men: G. W. Nich ols, George Palm, Mr. Cressey, Mr. Blakeman and Thomas Phil lips. This is the first carload tcjf be shipped from El Centro thial year but another will follow ii soon. Two carloads have been shipped this year from Heber by H. E. Perkins, who has more\ bees than any other rancher in this section of the valley. 4 Mrs.' A. D. Medhurst retyfned this week from her summer vacation at coast points. REAL ESTATE ON THE BOOM Many Acreage Transfers Near El Ccntro — Prices Go Higher As a natural result of the tre mendous interest taken in the Imperial valley by investors and homeseekers and the incoming of hundreds of people daily there is a pronounced activity in real estate. A large number of im portant sales have been made during the past week or two and many more are pending. Imper ial valley land will certainly bear investigating. The more thor oughly it is examined by men who come to see conditions for themselves the more apparent do its good qualities become. Most of the visitors to the valley have heard more or less of the wondrous stories which have been told of the remarkable rich

ness and fertility of the soil and the exceptional advantages of climatic conditions. They come to the valley, look around and find that the half has not been told. So, if they have come pre pared to buy, they invest with out hesitation. And the rush has onlp just begun. Before the winter is over an enormous num ber of land sales will be made. More of the valley lands will be put under a state of cultivation and in many sections intensive farming will take the place of desultory ranching. This winter there will be a big demand for five and ten acre tracts close to town and it will be good news to those interested in the growth of El Centro that nearly four hundred acres of choice land close to the town will be available for small tract pur poses before the end of the winter. The plans for cutting up this land have not been defi nitely made so little can be told concerning it at this time but it is believed that the price will ex ceed $1.50 per acre and will pos sibly run as high as $200 on an average. The selling of a large number of small tracts close to town this winter will do more than any other one thing to build up the town rapidly as every one of the tracts will be improved at once. It will mean the coming to town of a large number of families and best of all it will mean that a considerable amount of close ■ in land will speedily be brought to the highest state of cultivation possible. All the leading real estate firms report excellent business thus far this month. Among other sales the Ira Aten Land Co. reports the transfer of 40 acres of land east of Heber to F. W. Van Buskirk of San Diego. This land, which was formerly owned by Hands and Deming\ will probably be used for inten sive farming. The price paid -was $G0 per acre. The Aten Land Co. has also sold for A. E. Dodson of San Diego 160 acres on the lake near Silsby to F. W. Van Buskirk and C. B. Bowles of San Diego. One of the finest sales of acre age ever made in the valley was that recently made through the firm of Beach and Dool to Mrs. Osborne of Illinois. This is 120 acres of land owned by C. G. Smith and located about three fourths of a mile Southwest of town. The purchase price was $18,000. Beach and Dool also report the sale of 400 acres of unimproved land in No. 6 to Val entine Grant of Calexico. The same company has also effected several important sales near Ca lexico and El Centre The East half of section 29, six miles Northwest of El Centro has been sold by J. M. Gillespie to Edwin A. Colby, the sale being made through the El Cen tro office of V. E. Stockwell and and Co. Stockwell and Co. have also sold Jor John W. Corwin 80 acres three miles Northwest of El Centro to Mr. Kimball of Los Angeles, the price paid being $50. per acre. The South half of Section 28, 14-14 has been sold by Stockwell and Co. for Miss Clay of Ontario to W. E. Shellen berger of Gardena. The price per acre was $60. A number of town and resi dence lots have also been sold this month most of them being for building rather than specu \ "A Popular Girl" "A Popular Girl" has disap peared in company with a well known ranchman. The local li brarian says that if he returns with her at once no further pub licity will be made of the mat ter. A trip to Sacramento is planned for her in company with the other books of the Traveling Library and the return of the book- "A Popular Girl" is re quested at once. F. K. Weeks, a Whittier mer chant is spending this week in the valley. j SUPERVISORS IN SESSION Petitions For Bridges Received and Filed. TO CLASSIFY COUNTY Horticultural Commission Was Ap pointed and Other Matters Disposed Of. The board of supervisors met in regular session last Monday and transacted considerable busi ness of interest to the county. All the members, of the board were present. MONDAY'S SESSION The two petitions for bridges across new river, one west of Silsbee and one west of Imperial, were placed before the board and were received and filed. The matter was at that time taken under advisement. Petitions of Dr. Stover and Dr. Blackington for appointment as Live Stock Inspector were re ceived and filed. The appoint ment of the inspector was laid until Tuesday morning. The resignation of J. B Hofly, man, as justice of the peace'aP Calexico, was accepted, - and W. F. McCollum was appointed to fill the vacancy. j A request from the sheriff that Sam Warren, who is serving a term in the county jail, be giv |en the benefit of five days per month commutation for good be havior, was granted. TUESDAY'S SESSION Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock all the members were present, and the minutes of Monday's meeting were read and approv ed. The clerk was ordered by the board to procure a map of the state of California for use of the supervisors room. The matter of appointing a live stock inspector was laid over until the next regular meeting, i The W. C. T. U. petitioned the board to put a high license on all pool tables in the .county. Received and filed. A motion was moved and car ried that the board proceed to classify this county as provided for in sec. 4006 Aof the statutes of 1906-7. A The appointment of a Horticul- N tural commission was taken up, and ordinance no. 5 was passed. D. G. Aplin. of the Eastside, Francis Hiney, of Brawley, and W. E. Wilsie, of El Centro, were appointed as members of the horticultual commission. It was decided to advertise for bids for the county printing. The member of the Board will continue in session a part of next week at which time several ather matters of importance will be taken up. Prof, and Mrs. A. Scarpa arrived this week from Venice and will spend the winter in El Centro. NO. 27

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