November 2, 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1

November 2, 1907 Tarihli Imperial Valley Press Dergisi Sayfa 1
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Imperial Valley Press. VOL. VII ELABORATE PLANS FOR BIG VALLEY COLT SHOW Committees Appointed and Program Arranged for Splendid Exhibit in El Centro Early in December AWARDS TO BE MADE IN MANY CLASSES Show Will Lead to Formation of Imperial Valley Agricultural Associa tion and the Holding of Annual County Fairs With Exhibits of , Stock and Farm Products 'The colt show to be held dur ing the first week of December under the auspices of the Imper ial Valley Stock Breeders' Asso ciation will be an event of great importance to the . stock raisers of Imperial Valley and an excep tional interest to the -people of Southern Calif ordia at large. Ac cording to plans already perfect ed the show will be of consider able magnitude and its results ■will be far-reaching. There will be classes for both draft and driv • ing colts and the casual visitor to the valley will certainly be amaz «ed at the number and quality of the colts shown. At this time the farmers of Imperial Valley . will have an opportunity to show just how much has been accom plished in stock raising. What have been the effects of the pur chase three years ago of many thousands of dollars worth Of pedigreed. stallions as well as the beneficient effects of a perfect climate, excellent grazing condi tions and as good feed and, pas \ turage as can be found anywhere \in the world. V A general committee of ar rangements was appointed this week as follows: W. E. Wilsie, chairman; R. H. Clark, W. A. Van Horn. This committee will make all the general arrange ments, provide a place of exhibi tion, appoint'sub committees and in general work toward the suc cess of the enterprise. All who are interested in having the colt show as largely successful as it deserves will be gratified to learn that so able and enterprising gen tlemen have consented to assume the onerous duties of an execu tive committee. Their knowl edge of the conditions in the valley, their experience as stock raisers and their business ability . assures the complete success of th£ enterprise from the start. The committee will meet within a few days and appoint sub com mittees and otherwise complete the arrangements/ It had been suggested thnt the show be held on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7, that being the last day of the Farmers' Institute which will be held in El Centro Dec. 6 and 7, but there are a few objections to that time and the exact date will be determined after all the con ditions governing the situation -have been gone over. An insti tute will be held in Brawley on Thursday, Dec.^, and it is nee Official Paper of Imperial County EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1907. essary to so arrange the show that.- the people of that town as well as of the other towns in the valley can participate. The time which seems to be of greatest convenience to all Is Friday fore noon. That will not interfere with the Brawley Institute and will take no more time from the El Centro institutes than Satur day afternoon, as the judging could be done and the awards made before noon. Colts of all ages up to four years, both draft and driving colts, will be provided for, the classes to be arranged later. Blue, red and white ribbons will be awarded and the judging will be done by. experts from away. The show will be open to all far mers and breeders in the valley. Members of the Imperial Breed ers accociation have consented to co-operate with the Valley asso ciation and will enter colts. It is confidently expected that a very large number of colts will be entered and it is even more certain that the animals will show style and breeding that will be a credit to the valley. A few years ago some of the farmers purchased blooded stallions at high prices and it will be the get of the stallions largely that will be shown at the coming, show. ' It has already been remarked by strangers coming into the valley that there are a surpris ing number of exceedingly large, finely formed, well bred colts here many of them being of the Norman and Percheron and Clyde strains. The driving colts will make a splendid showing but the magnificent specimens of young draft horses will surely attract equal attention. The members of the executive com mittee desire the earnest co-op eration of every farmer and stock raiser in the valley to make the show a success. Letters of inquiry or suggestions relating to the show should be sent to W. E. Wilsie, chairman at v EI Cen tro. County Fair Next The colt show and the farmers', institutes during the first week of December will be of especial importance and interest in them selves but beyond that will be their effect on future agricultural and stock .plans. It can be stat ed that while the farmers and ■ stockmen are gathered together ' with experts from away the first steps will be taken toward the formation of an Imperial Valley Agricultural association. The scope of this new association will be wide and its influence on the development of the valley will be tremendous. It will be the pur pose of the association to hold meetings and ' institutes from time to time and to be of materi al assistance to the farmers and stock raisers of the valley in ev ery way possible. It will also arrange for the holding of an agricultural fair and cattle show to last two or three days. Plans will probably be made for the exhibition of horses, colts, dairy animals, hogs, poultry, etc., and cash awards will be made to the winners. All the other incidentals to the hold ing of a big county fair will be arranged for after the project has taken definite form. No doubt the ladies will participate to the extent of having an exhi bition hall for fancy work, etc. There will also be exhibits of all the wonderful garden and farm products of the, valley. These exhibits would of course be of wonderful interest and even at its beginning the Imperial Valley fair would eclipse all others in the state in the value and im portance of its garden and farm products, for where else can these things be produced so well as in Imperial Valley. And, further, arrangements will very likely be made for a race course for horse trotting and athletic sports. ■ So, let everybody co-operate as best he may with the commit tee of arrangements and make the coming farmers' institutes and colt show a big success in order that the entire plan for the aggrandizement and development of the agricultural interests of Imperial county may be carried through with full and complete success. COUNTY SEAT VOTE CONTESTED Imperial Precipitates Another Fight With Charges of Wholesale Fraud - ! It was announced Friday that a con test would be instituted, in the name of Imperial, of the recent election. The announcement alleges that charges of

the most sensational nature will be made and it is assumed that these charges will be made against men who did not vote for Imperial for the county seat. It can be stated that this act of forc ing a contest and reopening all" the differences and bitterness of the cam paign is not the result of unanimous opinion on the part of Impei'ial men. Many of the leading men of the town have opposed the move from the be ginning, as they see in it only one more drawback to the progress of Im perial county, ene more obstacle to be overcome in the development of the valley. And, too, they realize that the real sufferer will be Imperial. El Cen tro's growth cannot be retarded by any sensational announcements baaed on ridiculous accusations which cannot be maintained. The work on the new brick business buildings will not stop for an instant. They will all be erect ed and occupied. Not one of the many contracts for dwelling houses will be cancelled. The wonderful progress of the town will not be checked .even for an Instant. In the meantime it is to be regretted that the radical element of Imperial has prevailed to such an extent as to reopen the tight between the two sections of the valley. There are a great many men here who did not participate in the summer campaign. They hud no feel ing and were ready to extend the hand of fellowship and co-operation to Im perial as quickly as to any other town inthe valley. Hut whatever fight is now/precipitated by Imperial will natur ally involve more than twice as many people as were involved before. BUILDINGS UNDER WAY El Centro Continues Its Very Remarkable Growth NEW BUSINESS FIRMS Work of Development all Over the •Valley. Train Loads of Set tiers Coming Daily The tide of visitors and sif tiers still sets strongly toward Imperial Valley. Even though the colonist rates from the East are not now in force the influx into California's garden country is greater than at any previous time. This week has set a new mark for the number of visitors. Every night there have been so many peopie at Imperial Junction that an extra^car was necessary. The fame of the valley, its per fect climate, its rich soil, snd its enterprising people is spreading farther and wider every day. Men of all states are coming to see for themselves the wonders of which they have been told ; and coming they marvel because the half has not been told. Those who can, buy land and be come residents. All are favora bly impressed and many who are now making only temporary stops in the valley will return later prepared to stay. These things mean growth, and the valley is growing. It is leaping ahead so rapidly that it is almost impossible for the busi ness men to keep pace with it. The hotel accommodations, liberal as they seemed a few months ago, are now entirely in adequate and provisions are being made for additional hostelries. Every town in the valley is increasing so fast that a~ doub ling of population is only a mat ter of a very few months. The evidences of material prosperity and growth in El Centro are nu merous. The plan of upbuilding as outlined in the Press two weeks ago is now well under way and every day makes it more and more certain that the county seat of the new county will soon become a big thrifty metropolis, an industrial and ag rigural center whose influence will extend and be felt far be yond the confines of the state. Of the ten brick business buildings which have been con tracted for three are already be gun on Main street. All will be fifty by a hundred feet and of attractive design. It is intended to complete these buildings by the middle of January. Other buildings which will "be begun soon will be ready for occupancy a month or two later. One of the buildings will be occupied by the W. H. Goodrich Co. of Red lands with a big and up-to-date stock of house furnishings. Anr othdr will be occupied by the El Centro Department store and the third will be used by the Holton Power Co. A storeroom in front will provide for the dis play of electrical appliances and fittings and in the rear will be well appointed offices. On Broadway a corrugated iron building will be erected at once and will be occupied by Victor Wessel. The store in the hotel esplanada now occupied by Mr. Wessel has been rented by the Meserve Clothing Co. of Red lands, who will put in a complete stock of clothing and furnish ings. Li H. Cooper, who is in charge of the Main street buildings will also erect immediately a store and office buikjing of brick in Braw ley am^erect an addition to the powerhouse at Holtville. Two .pars of lumber were received Wednesday and this will make it possible to push the addition to the ice plant at El Centro to ear-: ly completion. When these addi tions have been made El Centro will have one of the best and most completely equipped ice plants in Southern California. It will have a capacity sufficient to provide Imperial Valley with the best of ice the year round. Ce ment floors are to be put ih the new laundry building next week and that will be ready, for occu pancy very soon. The • opera house is practically ready for the curtain and it is expected this magnificent theatre will be for mally'opened soon after the new year. Other plans for new build ings and industries in El Centro of greater magnitude and im portance even than those enum erated are under consideration. These will undoubtedly assume definite form within the next few months. Things will move rap idly here in the next few months and the growth now in evidence is only a beginning. ■ Savings Bank For Valley A. E. Ensign, manager of the savings department of the Southwestern Mortgage Loan and Trust Co. of Los Angeles has been in the valley this week looking over the situation and as a result of his investigations there will be established in El Centro very soon a sayings insti tution, working under the char, ter of the Southwestern Mort gage Loan and Trust Co. The institution will be one of great benefit to the people of the val ley as it will afford a depository for surplus savings large or small with interest payments as liberal as is consistent with safe and couservative banking!, A canvass of the valley will be begun next week for the pur pose of securing depositors and the excellence of the proposition, assures the material support of the people of the valley. One of the most satisfactory features of the new institution is that all the money deposited will be kept in the valley and loaned to further legitimate enterprises here. And not only will trje money deposited be available for valley loans but the Southwest ern Mortgage Loan and Trust Co. will deposit a sum equal to the combined deposits of all other depositors. NO. 30

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