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THE DUTY OF HAPPINESS.
Keep Vonr I'mo in (he «nnllaM nnd Smile TliroiiKli tnnr Tonrs. t know nn old man who ha"9 li.ul h groat deal of trouble" and many losses •nd misfortunes, but ho startol out In life with a (inn determination to ex tract just as inucli real tMijoyinent from it as ho wont along as possible— not In dissipation, but in wliolosotne recreation find fun. ltd has always tried to soo tho humorous side of things, the bright side and the duty of happiness. The result li that, nltliottjtll t!iis man has had more than his share of sorrow In his career, lip has devol;>p.vl tlifl In estiniablo faculty of making tho l:e*t of every situation and of always fnc* Ing tho sun and turning his back to tho Shadows. This lift 1 habit of clnvrful ness and optimism has brought out n IWeetness of character and a p.>i*e and serenity of mind which nre the envy of all who know him. Although lie has lost his property and the most of his family and relatives, yet be radiates sunshine and helpfulness wherever he goes. A man who can laugh outside when he Is crying inside, who can smile when he fools badly, has a great ac complishment. We all love the one who believes the sun shiuei when he cannot see it. A potted rose In a window will turn Its face awny from the darkness to ward the light. Turn It as often as you will, it always turns away from the darkuoss and lifts Its face upward toward the sun. So we Instinctively shrink from cold, melancholy. Inky natures and turn our faces toward tho bright, the cheerful and the sunshiny. There Is more vir tue in one sunbeam than in a whole atmosphere of cloud and gloom. Your ability to carry your own sun shine with you. your own lubricant, your own light, so that, no matter how heavy the load or dark the way, you •will be equal to the emergency, will measure your ability to continue and to achieve.— Success. Wilson has lots of calls from parties who wanfto lease Imperial Valley ranches. Come in Mr. Landlord and see Wilson about it, if you want to lease your ranch. At Thelma Hotel, Imperial, Cal. ADJOINING EL CENTRO WHERE MORE THAN $350,000 OIS BEING SPENT The town of El Centro was started In the fall of ■ ■ ■ 1905 and Is now about 14 months old. It Is located In the center of the best part of the Imperial Valley, and is destined to become the metropolis. The following Improvements now completed, or under way. make a record to be proud of : dh" iA f\ E3EZTE3 AAD I— FARM LANDS IceandCold Storage Plant (Burned) $75,000 \t>llU trtirX AUnll — Ice and Cold Storage Plant (Brick) 75,000 AlVjn IA/ATFR Hotel El Centro (Brick) - - 30,000 AND UP MINL^ VVM I IZri Transformer Station and Power Lines 20,000 til _ -^ _^ Opera House Block (Brick) - 40,000 3XO OK FOR Cement Sidewalks - - 10,000 | Water Works System - - 10,000 /■% A fi^ I g-fr |— O A I C Electric Light Plant for El Centro 5,000 | t/ &\ [\B OCL OnLC S. P. R. R. Depot and Stock Yards 11,000 — T^ " Holt Block (5 brick stores) . 1 5,000 D ASH F D Machine Shop and Equipment 2,500 ■ r*\ IIS I \J it Blacksmith Shop - - 900 IIV I /P*\ it 1 P" ■ Hotel Franklin - - 5,000 | |\8 Kj |\| D— T^WA/IVI I Hardware Store - - 2,000 II UWIM LKJ I "O El Centro Cantaloupe Association Packing House 2,000 _^ /^^ BV fi /f°^ if\ /f\ VT\ Creamery - 6,000 p313p 313 fl& W^ 3^ V^l^ VaUUU Peterson Building (Brick) - 1,200 IT I™ 58 JOk j«^[ Fuller's Residence - - 1,500 ■ Haßaaa a vk U li 0 t liiwiO Blinn Lumber Co. Yards 2,500 RY A ORHP HC Fuller &Aten f s office - - 600 ui n v/nvr vr Grading Streets, Etc. - - 1 ,000 CANTAI ONPF^ 30Cottages - - 30,000 ' ""-^^^^CO Total - $350,000 O O. H. CHARIUIN ,- ■ O Bl Centro - - California I* ' Wnrflhtp >intf«-l«c. Paraffin wax models of nil proposed ftritfati battleships are used by the rtdrfllfatty for tests before the keels of the" sliips rre laid down, the minia tures being tested In a great tank. The rnoxtol* are from twelve to twenty-four f<vt long, the t:'.nk bein^ 400 foot lorn: and twenty feet wide. The models are rnndf of wax lxpe.iu*d it la n material whirb docs not absorb water or change it -» wo'niit. so that nUpfiiMon* van be easily made, nnd the material ran be melted tip and u«r> 1 lUfrtln. The Amer ican nival nnthor!t!w niso hive mod vU of nil their hulls constructed, but these are much more elaborate than the tlritlah, beinsj formed of white pino nnd fitted with rudders, false keels, propeller shafts nnd all et ceterag. Mix oil MHnnhora. Sir Robert Purvis, addressing his old constituents nt IVtorborouph In de fense of an net of parliament under whose operation some of them had Rone to prison for a week, said: "That. gentlemen, v the marrow of the edu* cation act. and It will not be taken out by Dr. Clifford or anybody else. It Is founded on a pranite foundation, and It speaks In n voice not to bo drowned by sectarian clamor." In an address to tne Kaiser Wilhelm's fathers Uhein lander tunyor said. "No Austria, no Prussia, one only Germany. Such were, the -words the inmitli of your imperial majesty has always had in Its eye." London*! Form. November is London's worst month for fogs. During a good year the Lon doner may have to breathe only fifty fogs. In a very bad year he may have to endure as many as eighty. London's countless coal fires, mingling soot with mist, concoct the Londoner's fog for him. The great majority of fogs In the metropolis begin to form between 7 and 8 In the morning, just when most fires are LiMug lighted. Changed. "Hello. Pepper, old chap!" exclaimed a man to another. "You have altered— scarcely knew you." "My name— haw— is not Pepper," protested the other haughtily. "Ah," remarked the first speaker, In no way abashed, "then your name has altered too! By-by."— London Mail. Just Hi. s Case. Rollingstone Nomoss— When people has hydrophobia de very thought o' water makes 'em sick. Thirsty Thing umbob—ls dat so? I bet I've had It all me life an' didn't know what wad de matter wid me — Philade'-^iJa Rec ord. A FRIEND A harbor of refuse from tho stormy waves of adversity. A balancing pole to him who walks across the tight rope of life. A Wrtlcll which beats true for all time and never "runs down." A pefmniient fortlflftttton when one's affair* sire in a sta;o of sle^e. The fl.st perso;i wild Cm e< in wluvi the whole world has gone out. One who loves Hie truth nml yiv.i n id will tell the truth in spite of yon. Tho tr pie alliance of lllfl three groat powers— l,)\e. sympathy nnd h. % lp. One Wll > multiplies Joys, divides griefs and wl) :)st< h mo-sty is inv!:>l:ible. A jewel Whose luster til.' strong acids of poverty an 1 misfortune can iiol dim. one who combines for you alike the pleasure* and benefits of society nnd solitude. A bank of credit on which we can draw supplies of confidence, counsel. sympathy, help ad love. One who considers my nc; i d before my dosorvings.-Londo;i Tit-Bits' I'ri/..' Competition. llow Clnrl* Horelvrd il»e «Jlft. Broken by ill health and b iwe.l down by disappointment, Chirk retired to private life in bitterness of; soul and passed his remaining twoiity-tbrei 1 years of crapulous existence in obscur ity :inil poverty. Friends called iltton tlon to Clark's Had condition ;i few years before he died, and the loglsla lure of Virginia grandlloiiueiitly. nc knowledged his great services and sen; him a jeweled sword. The old hero's auger was aroused. "When Virginia needed a sword 1 gave her one." he ox claimed to the messenger. "She now sends me this toy. I want broad." Aud he thrust the blade of the costly gift into the ground and broke it at the hilt. — Lyman Tew Sprasue, in "George Rob erts Clark and His Conquest of the Middle West,',' in Outing Magazine. The CrotvnifiK ■>«>"< "Mothers and nurses have devised and Invented many ways of procuring obedience and correct behavior from their little charges," said a park police man. "The familiar 'bogy man* is still employed, but the times change and the people with them. The last tine day, when the park was tilled with mothers and nurses, I heard a new way of appealing to the love or fear of a child. A stylishly dressed young wo man leading an irrepressible youngster, after making all sorts of threats and promise? without effect, said, 'Child, child, you give me wrinkles under nay eyes!' "—New York Press. r«> Cnrc w liftil Ifnitlt A wny to cure n bad habit Is th< explained by the Rev. Samuel McComb In the New York World: If you have ji habit you wish to Ret rid of put your mind upon It nfter going to bed. He solve to discard that habit nt the mo ment you are lapsing from semlcon sclousness Into complete unconscious ness. Repeat the operation several nights, several weeks If necessary, nnd cure will follow, provided that the day after the first night the experiment Ifl started you obey the Impulse that will come on you to nvold the accustomed Imlilf 'Sricntli! He (excitedly)— l tell you the hand some dress that millionaire's wife Is wearing was paid for by blood money. She (calmly)— Ah, that accounts for the gore In the skirt!— Baltimore Amer ican. The I.lttlc Pitcher. Said Edith to her doll: "There, don't answer me back. You mustn't be saucy no matter how hateful I nm. You must remember I am your motherl" An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.— Cato. Should be demanded by every business man. business men do de- mand it. CJI It produces a good impression. •JGood printing can be had as cheaply and as promptly as the other kind. It's the knowing how that counts. A com- parison of commercial printing would quickly convince you as to our ability to do the besl. 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