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For an Impaired Appetite
To Improve the appetite and strength*
. on the tligofltion try a few (loses of
Cliamberiftin'B Stomach and Liver
Tablets. Mr. J. 11. Beit*; of Detroit,
Mich., says: "They restored my ap
petite when impaired, relieved me of a
bloated feeling and caused a pleasant
and satisfactory movement of the how
els." Price, 25 cents. Sample* free.
El Centro Drug Store.
> List your lands with the Ira Aten
Land Co They can give you best
Tanks and Pipe of all sizes'
Work Done all Over the Valley
Phone 129 Imperial, Cal.
A. R LAWSON
All Work Guaranteed Refer to El Cento
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I.ALLK I N D S OF
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Brawley Rate applicable to
BRAWLEY, - - - - v CALIFORNIA
H, Woods W$M Chicago '
->ote toi the famous Mermaid brand 01 Cantalopes irom Coacheiia, i
9 California &uu me famous t\ Centro Cantalopes, at El Centro California. r
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< GENERAL PRODUCE COM- $
3 MISSION MERCHANT "^ 5
j Potatoes, Tomatoes— All Kinds of Domestic Fruits in Car Lots J
/^pj^ East and Return
[%|Wp^ V SUMHER OF 1907
7 LOW, RATES
ROUND TRIP TICKETS
vr/"\r>CJ/A| W \/A Account Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition
nUKrUL.IV, V/\. Datesofsale August 19, 29; Sep- COO 3ft
tember 11, 12,13,25,26. Rate <PVV •*»»
(ADATHfiA <JPDIIMn<; N V Acconnt G. A. R. National
JAKA HJU/\or r KirNvIO, IN. I. Encampment COO A <?
Sale dates September 3,4,5. Rate «P^V.*T»J
Also on August 19,20, 21; September 11, 12, 13, 30 and October 1, 7
Omaha, Council Bluffs, Pacific Junction, fet. Joseph,
Atchison, Kansas City, Houston, Mineola $ 61.55
!St. Paul, Minneapolis; 71.55
Chicago, Duluth 74.05
New Orleans, St. Louis, Memphis 60.05
Washington, -Baltimore 108.55
.New York City 110.05
Return limit 90 days from date of sale except that for sale dates $cpt. 25, 26, 30 and
October 1,7. Limit will be November 30, 1907
For further information as to routes, stopover privileges, etc.. write, i-lu>iie or call oil
A. D. MEDHURST, Agent
; El Centro, Cal., or
D. W. Pontius, Commercial Agent, Riverside, Cal.
A Bio Congress Assured.
The biggest National convention of
the year will be the Fifteenth National
Irrigation Congress that convenes In
Sacramento In September. Iflsconfl
dently anticipated that the attendance
of delegates will reach three thousand.
This Is more than double the number
present at any previous meeting of the
body. Several from the Imperial val-
ley should attend this congress. A
chance like this to advertise the valley
to the world should not be missed by
the Imperial Valley Board of Trade.
100 head of first class young dairy
cows 1 1 miles South of Pomona.
Came and see them milked ar.d see
the milk check, they are 'money mak-
ers. Price $bO. Some terms if
desired. For particulars address
Crawford & Davis.
Corona. R. F. D. No. 1. 16tf
Zon-o- Phone talking machines and
records for all disk machines for sale
by Teller, the Singer agent, Postofflce
building, Imperial. 47tf
OUR SOCIETY CENSOR
ORIGIN OF THE INCORPOREAL BUT
* ALERT MRS. GRUNOY.
Till* I'imil l"r> lib it ml (inmnlpr Mylh
Id on ImvlmlMo Chnrnctcr In Tliomn*'
Norton* Kninoti* Old l.imliili Com'
««!>•. "Speed the Plow."
Who does not know Mrs. Grunrty?
Who does not at sdtneitime make con
cessions to her? And yet who has ever
recorded seeing her? Trim, grim and
uncompromising, the Incorporeal dame
sits as censor on the manners nml the
morals of the time. "Wli.it will Mrs".
Grundy say?" Is a phrase that suggests
tremendous power nnd authority, but
no one has ever reported just what
she did say. Referred to on all social
questions, the Inspiration of the con
ventional, suns; by poet and considered
by writer, no one lias yet been found
bold enough to attempt her concrete
description. Even the man who, con
scious of her existence, first brought
her to public attention, did not Intro
duce her as a tangible figure. He
was , content with a theoretical per
sonality, a presence. And It is as well.
If Mrs. Grundy could speak, she would
die as au Influence. Her strength is
that of silent censure.
Mrs. Grundy, the name, was the in
vention of Thomas Morton, an English
playwright born nearly a century and
a half ago. It appears in his pastoral
comedy, "Speed the Plow," 'which ran
through many successful London sea
sons and was later presented In this
country. The play concerns tbe ad
ventures of a handsome youth of un
known parentage. Henry, the hero, has
been adopted by Farmer and Dame
Ashfield, two characters whose v rustic
conversations supply much of the hu
mor of the piece. Mrs. Gruudy is pres
ent in spirit only. She is supposedly
the wife of a neighboring farmer, and
of her opinion in all matters Dame
Ashfield stands in mortal awe, greatly
to the annoyance of her husband.
In the first few lines of the comedy
Dame Ashfield has occasion to mention
her formidable frieud with this result:
Ash— Be quiet, wool ye? Always ding,
dinging Dame Grundy in my ears—
What will Mrs. Grundy zay? What
will Mrs. Grundy think? Caust thee be
quiet, let her aloane and behave thyzei
Dame— Certainly I can. I'll tell thee,
Tummas, what she said at church last
Ash— Canst thee tell what -parson
:s: s The couple have a hauds'ome daugh
ter, Susan, whose love story forms a
part of the' plot. At one stage of the
* development the following dialogue
Ash— l tell ye, I zee'd uu gi' Susan a
letter, and I don't like it a bit.
Dame — Nor I. If shame should come
to the poor child— l say, Tummas, what
would Mrs. Grundy say, then?
Ash— Dom Mrs. Grundy! What would
my poor woald heart zay?
At another place Henry is hard press
ed for money, and his adopted parents
plan to sell their goods to obtain it for
him. The farmer asks his dame how
many silk gowns she can dispose of.
Dame— Three, Tummas, and sell
them all; and I'll go to church in a
stuff one and let Mrs. Gruudy turn up
. her nose as much as she likes.
In the final act, when everything is
comfortably settled, the simple pair
fall to preparing for the festivities.
Dame — And then, Tummas, think of
Ash (reflecting)— l declare I shall be
just the ztime as ever. Maybe I shall
buy a smartish bridle or a zilver backy
stopper or the likes o' that.
Dame (apart)— And then, when we
come out of church, Mrs. Gruudy will
be standing about there-
Ash (apart)— l shall shake hands
with all my friends. \
Dame (apart)— Then I look at her in
Ash (apart)— How dost do, Peter?
Ah, Dick, glad to zee thee wi' all me
zoiil (bows toward center of the stage).
Dame (apart)— Then, with a kind of
half courtesy, I shall— (She advances
to the center also, and their heads
Ash — What au oald fool thee bees,
dame! Come along and behave pratty,
From this small beginning grew the
tradition of Mrs. Grundy. It has been
seized upon by succeeding writers and
succeeding generations, who have felt
the existence of the austere critic as
keenly as did ever Dame Ashfleld.
Thanks are due the originator for a
term that has come to express a vital
social force more satisfactorily than
reams of explanation.— New York Her
A Lfttie £&refi*ii<R,
' An old woman went Into a grocer's
and ordered a pennyworth of carrots.
After being served she Inquired, "D'ye
not thruw something In wl' them?"
"Oh, yia," replied the greengrocer; "If
ye walt\n minute I'll thruw In a seek
o' tettlos an* a barrel o* apples au' a
hundredweight o' turnips an' a box o'
oranges! An'," he shouted as tbe old
woman flouueed out of the shop, "when
I'm busy I'll thraw la the horse an 1
calrt! If yor nut satisfied then, come
back for the shoo!"-London Mall.
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