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Holton-lnternrban Railway Company
Leave Hoitville 8:30 a. m. daily.
Arrive El Oentro 9:00 a. tn. daily.
Leave HoUvHie 4 530 p. m. daily except,
Arrive £1 Centro 6:00 p. m. daily ex*
Leave £1 Centro 10:30 a. m. daily.
Arrive Holtville 11 :00 a. m. daily.
Leave El Centro 6:30 p. m. daily except
Arrive Holtville 6:00 p. m. daily except
W. F. Holt Is In El Centro this
T. J. Boyd Is In Los Angeles on a
ten day's business trip.
J. C. Newton Is again on duty after
a short trip to coast points.
• C. E. Paris Is enjoying a vacation
In Los Angeles and coast points.
Ice cream Is a food. Try It for
your noon meal, at the drug store.
Rev. J. F. Tout returned Wednes
day night from a trip to coast points
R. E. Jaunlan has returned from a
business and pleasure trip to Los An
A. R. Abbott returned from a two
weeks vacation at coast points, Mon
A. P. Nuffer, left Wednesday night
for a visit with relatives and friends In
True Vencill returned Tuesday night
from his vacation at Los Angeles and
Quite 'a crowd attended the Morse,
magician entertainment in the Ma
sonic hall, Saturday night.
Just out. 1908 'Prospectus of the
Los Angeles Business College. Ad
dress the Secretary.
Geo. Cook, who has been In Oak
land and Los Angeles for several
weeks, Is again In our midst.
E. G. Johnson, U. G. Burns, Prof.
P. L. Evens, R. E. Falrchild and E.
Sanborn, all of Redlands, arrived In El
Centro Monday night. They are In
the valley looking up prospects for In
vesting In land.
F. B, Shaw, who has invested in
considerable property, In and near El
Centro, left the first of the week for
Wllllts. Mendocino county, to accom
pany his family to El Centro. to
make their future home.
C. F. Buttress, after his return from
Los Angeles on a trip to Calexico,
happened with quite an accident on
the speeder and was confined to his
bed the first of the week, but Is again
able to be on our streets.
A jolly crowd of young people from
Calexico, about 21 In number, tpok
advantage of the bright moonlight,
Monday night and visited El Centro,
on horseback, ( Lunch was served at
Hotel El Centro and all had a merry
E^. M. Adams and family left for
Penlel, Texas. Friday night, where
they will place their children In the
high school. After a short visit Mr.
Adams expects to return to El
Centro. Mrs. Adams will go to
Missouri on a visit to relatives and
friends, after which she will return to
Texas and make that her home for
this winter. Their daughter who was
recently marrrled will live on the home
place, near El Centro.
WE'VE GOT IT
The court house! Come and see.
Your old whiskers removed and a clean
place made for new ones. Something
new; at the El Centro Barber Shop.
W. E.D.. Prop.
TESSIE THE WAITRESS.
The Rtnaon Thnt Fnlthfnl Ko. 13
Took A liny Off.
Like Ihe fnt*?d duchess in Hrown-
Ing's poem, Tesnic smiled upon all men.
No matter how intricate the order or
bow many timed you gent things back,
she never grumbled. There was al
ways a struggle to get a scat at her
tAble. "The boys" who regularly gath
ered in the downtown restaurant at
half past 12 would' wait fifteen min
utes for the privilege of being served
by Tessle./ They Joked her a good deal
and always were rewarded by a flash
ing smile and a twinkle of the eye, a
bit of repartee or perhaps a little ex
tra attention to their order. But nev
er did one of them presume upon her
friendliness and bon camaraderie to
overstep the very certain line which
•he bad drawn between herself and
those whom she served. She was
young, piquant and pretty, but she
"mothered" them all, and, no matter
how tenderly she might ask If the eggs
were just right or the coffee hot, they
knew that It was useless to misinter
pret that "mothering."
Tessle stayed in the downtown lunch
room Just three years. Prom tire day
she came the. manager's discerning eye
discovered a prize in her, and from the
ladies' table she was promoted to one
where masculinity and tips were more
frequent. If a waitress were absent,
Tessle was always given the "extra"
table to serve, and she never complain
ed. Tessle i was never tardy, never
too ill to work, never distrait or care
less. Tirelessly she went up and
down with her arms full of • dishes and
food. "The boys'.' used to speculate
sometimes upon Tessie's I matrimonial
possibilities and hazard guesses as to
what they would do when some fellow
carried her off to wait on himself ex
clusively.' But in time she became
such a fixture that they ceased wonder
tog why such a pretty girl was forced
to work In a quick lunch room and
gave up the thought that she would
ever marry at all.
That Is why they were Very much
surprised one dny when they arrived
to find no Tessle. Another waitress
tried to take her place, but nobody got
what he wanted, and nothing went
right. They had been so used to de
pending upon Tessie's suggestions and
her' memory that the new waitress had
a hard time of It. Finally In a fit of
the grouch one of the boys called the
manager over. ,
"Say," he demanded, "where's Tes
The manager lifted his eyebrows po
"Tessie?" he began. "Oh, you mean
No. 12. She will be back tomorrow."
The next morning Tessie appeared as
usual. The crowd of young clerks
greeted her with a whoop.
"Where have you been?" they de
Tessie looked at them for a moment
Her fingers gripped the edge of the
table, and two big tears rose to her
"I— l stayed home yesterday," she
said chokingly, "to— to go to my hus
The clerks looked at one another
"Your husband!" exclaimed some
"Yes," said* Tessie simply. "He's
dead. He had been 111 three years
consumption." And then she hurried
away to the kitchen to give her orders
and wipe her tear stained face.— New
Color nuii Lfsrht.
The peculiar simplicity of the coun
try darky In the south Is Illustrated by
a story told by a congressman.
An old negro had gone to a postof
flee in Mississippi and offered for the
mall a letter that was ov<er the weight
specified for a single stamp.
"This Is too heavy," said the post
master. "You will have to put another
etamp on It."
The old darky's eyes widened in as
tonishment. "Will ' anudder stamp
make it any lighter, boss?" be asked.—
The minister had . preached to the
graduating cluss of a girls' college.
The girls of the class were on the
platform rill round the pulpit and all
dressed In white.
"I felt" confessed the preacher to
hla wife when he got home, "like a
crow on a snowdrift."
Life, to bo worthy of a rational be
ing, must bo always In progression.
We must always purpose to do more or
better than In time past— Johnson.
A popular novelist described at a din
ner In New York the difference be
tween realism and romanticism In fic
tion. "To make my meaning clearer,"
said the. author, "I will take the case
of a young man and a girl—sweet
hearts. The young man. a romanti
cist, eald pnsslonately to his girl, 'Dar
ling, It shall be my life's one purpose
to surround you with every comfort
and to anticipate and gratify your ev
ery wish.' The girl, a realist, smiled
faintly as she answered, 'Oh, Jack,
bow good of you, and all on $9 a week
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1 Gone East to Buy j
(| The management of this large and fast growing |!
U store has gone East to buy goods* for the trade. |t
H The store has done a phenominal business during |i
II the past year, and the indications point so strongly ||
m to a large increase, it has been deemed advisable to ||
P go direct to the manufacturers to buy the goods M
I Better Assortment of Goods I
M In buying goods on large consignments we will be W
H able to sell a good deal cheaper, and will also carry a If
w much larger stock of goods than ever before. We ||
H are proud of our store, and proud of our town. We P
0 want people to like to trade with us, and we are go- w
H ing to use every inducement to make you satisfied. ||
I A .New, E)e part u r e I
H After having made up our minds *to buy at first ||
M hand all our goods, we thought it best to add another ||
H store to our li£ and in this way be able to get in i|
H closer touch with the buying pubic. Consequently ||
H we have purchased the C. J. Schenck store at Holt- ||
H ville and will take charge of the same on September fi
1 10, 1 907. This store will have the benefit of the 1
If large stock of goods we intend to carry at this place. W
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M Watch El Centro, the county seat of Imperial J§
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county, grow. Watch the El Centro Department ||
M Store grow. Yours for better business, and lesser ||
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fy| EL OENTRO. OAL. ROY L. RUMSEY, P f N PRIETOR ;fi|