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Worn tn <h« n«riim«.
In the middle ages night robea, as a
general thing, were unknown luxuries.
Under the Tudor* royalty and co
tlllty had them made of silk or Ttl*
r«t, and, as the old books say, "hene*
no washing was necessary."
. A night robe of black satin bound
With black taffeta and edged with v*l
vet of the same color was daintily
fashioned for Anne Boleyn.
More luxurious still was one owned
by Queen Bess. It was of black vel
vet, . fur lined, and 'greatly offset by
flowing borders of silk Inco. And In
1508 her majesty gave orders that
George Brodlgman should , deliver
"threescore and six best sable skynnus,
to furnish us a night gown." Four
years later her highness orders the
delivery of "twelve yards of purple
velvet, frlezed on the back syde, with
white and russet sllke," for a night
gown for herself and also orders the
delivery of fourteen yards of murry
damask for the "makynge of a nlgTit
gowne" for some one else.
Night gowns for ladles of a later
period were. called "nyght vails." In
Queen Anne's time It was the fashion
to wear them over the customary dress
in the streets In the daytime, when out
on a pleasure walk. And, as was fit
ting, ladles who Indulged In night
caps had them also made of silk or
velvet, with "much pretty garnishing
of lace and glittering cords," and the
fair ones made presentation of costly
caps to each other as tokens of respect
Hove They Are Stripped of Their
Sheila While Alive.
The shells shipped from the Colon
district are taken from turtles caught
on the Lagarto and San Bias coasts of
the Caribbean sea during the months
of May, June, July and August, when
they approach the shore to deposit
eggs, which are laid on the sandy
beaches above high water mark at
night. Holes are dug about one and a
half feet deep and the eggs deposited
therein. Generally about three layings
are made during a period of nine
weeks. The eggs are lightly covered
with sand and left to be hatched out
by the heat of the sun. The turtles are
caught either while on shore or in the
water by meaus of nets.
As a rule, they are killed Immediately
after being caught, cleaned and the
shell frame washed with sand. But on
the San Bias coast the Indians do not
kill them, but at once proceed to re
move the shell by subjecting the tur
tles to great hqftt, afterward throwing
the turtles back into the sea. By the
application of heat the successive plates
of shell come off very easily.
Turtles caught in these waters vary
in size from one to four and a half feet
long, with a maximum weight of 150
pounds, and the average weight ot
shell obtained from each is from six to
seven pounds. The commercial value
of tortoise shell depends upon the thick
ness and size of the plates rather than
upon the brilliancy of the colors.
"The popular belief that storms are
more frequent about the time of the
equinox, or when 'the sun crosses the
line' in March and September, re
ceives some slight degree of support
from the investigations of Europeun
scientists," states an expert of the
weather bureau. "In southwestern
Europe March is the stormiest month,
while in the British islands and Nor
way January takes the lead in that
respect; but, considering Europe as a
whole, it appears that storms prepon
derate near the seasons of the equi
The brave Newfoundland had just
rescued his young master from the
boiling surf. ,
"My dog, too," said L'Oignon pensive
ly, "once saved my life."
"Tell us about it," said Tete de Veau.
with eager Interest. '
"I sold him for $3," said L'Oignon,
■"when I was nearly starving."
Mrs. Skrlmper— One can never be
lieve one-half that Is said In advertise
ments. Biasfold & Tating had an ad
vertisement in yesterday's paper say-
Ing that everything was marked down.
Mrs. Bargainhunter— Yes, I saw it.
Mrs. Skrlmper— Well, it was false. I
bought two postage stamps there this
morning, and I had to pay as much as
ever for them.
The Sontr Bird,
They say the birds are timid! Great
heavens, to be so small and lovely In n
world of hawks and snares and yet
dare to sing as If the gods were good I
In all the wide creation there Is noth
ing braver than the heart of a singing
Yet Doth Made Hlta.
Director— Say, my man, how Is It
that Shakespeare's statue Is standing
on the pedestal marked Scott? At
tendant—He must have got his base on
an error, sir.— Brooklyn Life.
it- Use van lafterfte* n»t»u ••* m
' %\mn of I.ntnry.
With the big, restless; energttta
world outside of this tropical belt, lu>w*
over, the matter of keeping • warn li
ever present, troublesome, and expen
sive, throughout half of each pasting
As a mailer of fact, the world of tra*
manlty dwelling in stoveland never hat
been In all the ages really and ojm
fortably warm In winter. It is largely
our own fault. Mankind Is the only an
imal which employs fire In the effort to
survive the cold of the winters. Che
hardy lower animals do not need It,
however much their luxuriously ojjct
vated representatives, the dog and the
cat, may enjoy It when they hart a
Ancient man only got hlnfself rid of
his provident coat of hair and his i»f
flcent latent heat when he began to
loaf around the family cooking stova
and absorb the intoxicating comfort of
artificial warmth. Ttils faraway an
cestor Is responsible for the fact that
the present day human being, outside
of the belt aforesaid, Is obliged to knep
close to a thermometer registering
nearly or tpiite 70 degrees P. from Oc
tober to May, besides which he mast
needs wear extra clothing. This also Is
an Inherited habit
A traveler west once asked a half
naked Indian In midwinter how he
managed to stand the weather. The
Indian replied: "Your face no got a
coat. It no cold. Indian face all ov«r."
VIRTUE IN COPPER.
The Metal Is a Death Dealer to All
"Copper is a marvelous preventive
of disease. If we returned to the old
copper drinking vessels of our forefa
thers, typhoid epidemic would disap
The speaker, a filtration expert, took
a copper cent from his pocket.
"Examine this cent under the micro
scope," he said, "and you will find It
altogether free from disease germs.
Examine gold and silver coins, apx3
you will find them one wriggling and
contorting germ mass. Yet copper
coins pass through dirtier hands than
gold and silver ones. ' You'd think they
ought to be alive with micro-organ
isms. But no. Copper kills germs.
Diphtheria and cholera cultures smear
ed on a copper cent die in less than
"They have many cholera epidemics
In China, but certain towns are always
immune. These towns keep their
drinking water in great copper vessels.
Travelers have tried to buy these ves
sels, for they are beautiful, but the
villagers will not sell them. They have
a superstition that their health and
welfare depend on their retention. I
wish all superstitions were as true and
salutary as that." — Philadelphia Bul
The Joke Was on the Students.
When Dr. Nathan Lord was presi
dent of Dartmouth college he used to
drive about in a dilapidated, old fash
ioned contrivance. The students be
came tired of seeing the concern and,
though Dr. Lord knew of this, he clung
to the old calash. One night a group of
the young men hauled the thing out of
the shed where it was kept, took it sev
eral miles down the road toward Leba
non and hid it in a spot where It was
concealed by dense foliage. They were
just about to depart, well satisfied with
the tiresome job, when the curtain
which completely enveloped the front
of the calash was suddenly pushed
aside and the well known face of Presi
dent Lord appeared. "Now, gentle
men," he said, "you may draw me back
Homes Under the Ground.
In the salt district In Cheshire, Eng
land, the brine has been pumped so
continuously out of the earth that the
land has settled very considerably.
The houses naturally sink with the
earth, and in some of the streets In
North wich only the roofs are visible.
The houses are Inhabited, although
the rooms are underground. In a
great many cases additional stories
have been added, so that by living in
the upper rooms the residents may
have some light and air. The road
ways sink, too, but are kept up to the
proper level by the government.
"Don't waste your time In clipping
off the branches," said the woodman to
his son, übutu but lay your ax at the root of
the tree." And the young man went
out and laid his ax at the foot of the
tree, like a good aud dutiful boy, and
then he went fishing. Truly there Is
nothing so beautiful as filial obedience.
One View of It.
"But If she makes all her own dresses
I should think she'd be a good wife
for you. It shows she's Industrious
tnd sensible." '
"Not for me, thank you. It simply
Ihows how poor her father must be."—
There is no virtue In the Sunday- that
makes children say, "I wish It was
CRANKLIN J. COLE
Admitted to practice in all court*
Corporation work a Specialty
HOLTVILLE, . . CALIFORNIA
\X/ILLIAM G. RANDALL,
" A ttorney at Law.
17 Central Block, Riverside, Cal.
Land Practice a Specialty.
| WRITE TO
Johnson & Musser Seed
tOJ N. Main Straet Los Angele*
FOR THEIR 1907 CATALOG and recede
■ a picture of the Los Angeles market at six
I o'clock a. nt.
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\M A LA Q A\
j] Now is the time to order [
n • Grape and all other cut- f,
U tings and Grape vines of [1
| all kinds, as well as all i[
ji other nursery stock. For [■
y sale by [
I Wm. Kelly\
y Imperial, - Cal. !
El Centro Hotel Block
! A nice, quiet place to spend
| your leisure hour.
: Soft Drinks, Lemonade,
Cigars and Tobacco
i . I.E. CASNER, Prop.
I TRAVEL TOURIST
Where the Service Is the Best
I*9/ SUNSET \**\
I IOCOEN& SHASTA) I
V V R IPP.L ES / I
Through cars, personally con- "
ducted, every Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday, from Los
> Angeles to New Orleans and
. Wasliington, D. C, via South-
ern Pacific and Washington-
Sunset 'Route. ..
Every Wednesday for New
Orleans, Louisville and Cincin-
nati via Southern Pacific, Illi-
nois Central and Baltimore &
Every Thursday to San An-
tonio, Dallas and St. Louis, via
. Southern Pacific and Missouri,
Kansas & Texas.
Every Friday for New Or-
leans and Chicago via South-
ern Pacific and Illinois Central.
All the conveniences of a
Pullman Standard car at one-
half. the expense.
A. D. Medhurst, Agt., El Centro.
Watcn Ls : Watcn Us!
And Let Us Watch You
We can fit you up with a new
Watch or we can put that old
one of yours in* repair and guar-
antee the work either way.
Everything in Jewelry and a
nice assortment of Watches and
Clocks at the
M. V. DUTCH ER
Real Estate and
Imperial Valley Lands a Specialty
Imperial Valley is the largest irrigated
district in the United States. The best
bargains on earth can be found in the
Imperial Valley. Anyone having Im-
perial lands they wish to sell or trade
tor Los Angeles property will find it to
their advantage to consult me. My fa*
cilities for finding bargains for buyers
and buyers for bargains cannot be sur>
passed. Write or wire me at 205 Mer-
cantile Place, Los Angeles, Cal. Home
Tel. 8182. Tel. Main 3440.
1 To Homcscekcrs I
I and Investors 1
■1 Wishing Imperial 1
g Valley Lands '% §
Z Do you want a square deal? z
$ It pays us to give our customers the benefit g
g of the OWNER'S LOWEST PRICE 5
It pays prospectors and investors to buy S
O through us 0
2 We have lands in any size tract from 40 to 640 acres. 5|
SWe are agents for El Centro town property and acreage S
tracts adjoing town. 0
I We are selling land strictly at the |
| owner's price-Nothing added j
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$ Real Estate Dealers CL CENTRO, CAL. ©
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AT THEIR ICE MANUFACTURING
El Centro, Cal.
IS PREPARED TO FURNISH
In any quantitj and at reasonable rates
Ice will be delivered in the •
towns of Brawley, J^oltville,
Imperial, El Centro and Cal-
exico in any quantity desired
and for less prices than] is
charged by anyone else.
For information ancTprices, address
El Centro, California