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A Broken Arm. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
A Broken Arm. Herbert Palmer had his arm broken yesterday afternoon at the Argonaut mill. He and his partner, D. Boro, were hoisting about 1500 pounds of sulphurets from the floor to its position from which the sulphurets is recleaned by a concentrator. The hoisting was done by a windlass and they bad raised the truck of sulphurets a few feet when the crank slipped and as it came around caught Palmer between the wrist and elbow on the right hand breaking the radius. Dr. Gall gave the necessary medical treatment. . ,
Was Excellent. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Was Excellent. The musical concert given by Mrs. Kay's pupils in Webb Hall last Saturday evening was received by a large and appreciative audience. The pieces produced were standard classical selections ' and were ably executed by the young students. The successful presentation of the programme speaks well for the ability, as an instructor of music, of Mrs. Kay who disclosed to the public some excellent talent that ' were before unknown. Wm.Orr, Newark, o", "We never feel safe without One Minute Cough Cure In the house. It saved my little hoy's life when he had the pneumonia.- We think it is the best medicine made." It cures coughs and all lung diseases. Pleasant ts take, harmless and and gives immediate results. City Pharmacy. "I used Kodol Dyspepsia Cure in my family with wonderful results. It gives immediate relief, is pleasant to take and is truly the dyspeptic's best friends," says E. Hartgerink, Orerisel, Mich. Digests what you eat. Cannot fall to cure. City Prarmacy.
An Official Visit. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
An Official Visit. Deputy Grand Master Wells, A. O. U. W., of San Jose, paid Jackson Lodge No. 138, A. O. U. W., an official visit last evening. A literary and musical programme was a feature of the evening. Refreshments were served at midnight. The Deputy Grand Master gave a very interesting talk to the lodge during the evening.
WUI Build [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
WUI Build- Dr. Tiffany has bought the old Gazola property in Plymouth. He has had the lodging house torn down and in a short time will have a handsome residence erected. .- The lot is cleared of the old lumber and other debris and makes an excellent location. Get your measure taken for a fine WQ suit, at th&lt;a White House. 2 33-tf
LIMITS OF THE UNIVERSE [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
LIMITS OF THE UNIVERSE . . i i How . the Remotest Stars Have Been Seen by Unman Bye.' Those of us who have always clung to the belief that this plant of ours has Its position in &lt;:. ■ . An aerial universe . Of unlimited expansion, at which the soul ' Aches to think, intoxicated with eternity. will be startled by the announcement that the limits of the universe have been reached by human vision, says the Philadelphia Record. This astounding information comes from no less an authority than Professor • Newcomb, who is recognized as one of the greatest of living astronomers, , if Indeed he Ye not the most eminent of them all. According to Professor Newcomb, evidence In accumulating which points to a probability that the small stars which our powerful modern telescopes have brought Into view do not | look small by .reason of their distance from this earth, but because they are really of Inferior size. Beyond . them he believes it probable that there are no others. In other wor...
Character of Thorite. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Character of Thorite. I . Brigadier General A. ' D. Burlington, chief of the ordnance department of the army, in his annual report for tbe fiscal year ended June 30 speaks In terms of commendation of tbe new 'explosive, thorite. All the tests of thorite have not been made, but those that have been carried out, he says,' were very satisfactory and were designed to show that the mixture could not be exploded by friction or by shock and Impact. Tbe last tests were made 1 by mechanical means and by firings made from cannon of various calibers, some of the firings being against plates. | In the experiments | against plates the shells penetrating were recovered without material deterioration. Tests were also made to show the Insensibility of this substance to heat and its strength as shown by the fragmentation tests of projectiles. General Buffington says that as regards stability but little can be said at present, but a quantity of the mixture in storage for some time in an ordinary &...
Dates In Arizona, [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Dates In Arizona, While able to \ withstand considerable frost in winter the date palm must have a very dry and exceedingly hot climate at the time of the ripenlug of the dates. .The sandiest and, generally speaking, the poorest soils produce the best dates. While it will yield in any soil It takes most kindly to otherwise almost worthless land, even that which is white with alkali suiting it. Still, an abundance of water Is at certain periods of Its maturing quite necessary. Arizona Is thought to be a eood field for late, growing. - T ■
Graduating Thermometer*. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Graduating Thermometer*. According to the usual practice, the graduations on the thermometer scales and levels are marked by scratching the surface of the glass In some way at each point where there Is to be a graduation, says Popular Science. But the glass Is weakened in each of these points and Is apt to break,- which Is dangerous In the case of boiler levels. It Is evident that this could be avoided by softening slightly the surface of the glass at the desired points and mixing some coloring matter with it An American firm asserts that It has obtained this result under the best conditions by passing over the tube where a graduation Is to be marked nu Iron disk turning at the rate of 2,400 revolutions a minute. The friction causes a rise of temperature sufficient partly to melt the glass, and at the same time small particles of iron are detached from the wheel and become Incorporate ed in tbe softened class.
Why He Harried. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Why He Harried. "Young man," said the old gentleman, "my daughter Is too young to marry. A girl of her age cannot be sure of her own mind In a matter of such Importance." - - "I fully realize that," replied the young man. who bad just secured the fair one's consent "That's why I don't want to wait."— Chicago Post Silence Is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises fiom Impertinence, vulgarity or enxy. The vineyards of Italy cover nearly ?.QOO,QW ncres,
DANGERS" OFJKISSING. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
DANGERS" OFJKISSING. DentUta Show Why the Habit Should Be Abolished. "Decay of the teeth, or, as we call It. carles of the teeth,", says a dentist, "I ■ due to the presence' of bacteria. Baiterla can be conveyed from mouth' to mouth by kissing. Therefore no matter how fine a set of teeth you have, if you kiss a person who has decayed teeth you will soon need my services. A young woman ; whom -I know and who by inheritance possessed a marvelously perfect set of teeth, was robust and of extremely cleanly habits used to come to me and have her teeth cleaned when only the closest scrutiny could detect the stains which she wished removed. Up to the age of 19 she never needed a filling. About that time nlie brought to my office a young man whom she Introduced as her nance. He wished my professional services, and I gave to him an appointment. An examination disclosed a filthy mouth. It jvas necessary, to use corrective agents before I could tolerate him. Had it not been that he was engaged...
Cp to Date Hall Collection. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Cp to Date Hall Collection. Patents relating to Improvements in postal facilities are one of the most prolific classes. These relate to : im- provements in the mail boxes and mail pouches, proposed methods of picking up and delivering mail from flying railroad trains, etc. Andrew L. Henry of Ladoga, Ind., has hit upon a startlingly novel arrangement In this already overworked field, but, like many of such inventions, it is probably impractical. It is a system of receiving and delivering mail for use In towns in conjunction with horse and wagon collections and is designed to enable the postman to make his rounds accomplished by attaching the mail boxes to their supports with a yielding fastening of some kind, such as a chain and weight. The box Is" shown in the illustration attached to a post by means of chains and is provided with a counterweight and a handle for greater convenience. The postman, it is supposed, drives up, reaches out his hand, grasps the handle and lifts the mail b...
The Life of Timber. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
The Life of Timber. Oak piling in salt water sometimes lasts no longer than nine years, but It has been known to survive 40 years. In fresh water Its life ranges from 8 to 30 years, with an average of 20; In dry land oak lasts from 8 to 20 years, with an average of 12 years. Cedar Is good for 20 and chestnut from 12 to 40 years. One may ask why it is there is such a difference. One answer is the mineral ingredients of the soil affect the timber. In bridge timbers which are kept free from dirt accumulations oak has been known to last as long as- 50 years. Yellow pine. If unprotected, runs all the way from 8 to 20 yeacs, white pine from 8 to 18 years, Norway from 8 to 10 years, spruce from 5 to 10 years, fir from 10 to 20 years. Vertical timbers are found to last nearly twice as long as horizontal timbers.
How to Hake Hair Grow, [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
How to Hake Hair Grow, Balzer In the Semalne Medicate recommends lactic acid as a remedy "for baldness. The bald part is to be rubbed with a 20 per cent solution of lactic add until the skin becomes inflamed. Then the treatment Is suspended for a few days, to be resumed when the Inflammation has subsided. Balzer claims that he has often observed a new growth of hair In the course of three weeks.
Patent Medicine* In Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Patent Medicine* In Mexico. Mexico may be behind In some things, but she has some unique laws relating to patent medicines. Dr. Walker Ellis says that In Mexico If a baldheaded man buys a bottle of hair oil on *which there Is a label stating that the preparation will restore hair on a bald head, if it fails to accomplish the Job he can have the seller arrested and thrown into jail.
Horn Shrapnel Operate*. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Horn Shrapnel Operate*. Shrapnel shell Is a beautiful and Ingeniouu missile. It consists of a hollow, elongated shell, with a bursting charge of powder at the base and filled with from 200 to COO half inch bullets, according to the size of the gun. It Is fitted -with a time fuse, which is "'set" to fire the bursting charge at a given number of seconds after the shell has left the gun. The bursting charge In turn blows the head off the shell and sends forward the 200 to 000 bullets, which continue their course in a conical shower on to the ground.
Sotkern'a Recitation. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Sotkern'a Recitation. Sir Edward Russell knew E. A . Sothern, the actor, lutiinately and In his book, "That Iteuiinds Me." tells many stories of him. He was dining at Portsmouth or somewhere at a regimental mess -to which the officers had asked him with every show of the highest' admiration and with no appearance of social superiority. ,;■ After dinner, as the party sat at wine, one of the officers asked Bothern to give them a recitation. Now. Bothern abominated that kind of thing. He wouldn't tolerate being treated us an entertainer when he was by way of being treated as a gentleman. He coldly declined. They pressed him. He hotly declined. Still they pressed htm. He expressed his feelings. Perhaps the officers were a little affected by. wine. At all events they "persisted. They would take no denial. At last he said in a manner which showed that he was nettled, but yet yielding: "Well, if you won't let me off ' I must. I'll give you the dinner scene from 'David Garrick.' " He did. H...
How Hard Bees Work. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
How Hard Bees Work. Darwin after close observation found that a bee would often visit as many as 27 Sowers in tbe course of a minute, though with other plants in which the honey was difficult to extract the average would be as low as seven. Striking a moan between these two figures, one may say that an ordinary working bee visits 15 flowers a minute, or 000 n n hour. Considering tbe late hours to which a boe works. It Is probably no exaggeration to say that It Is busy for olghl hours a day. allowing for Intervals of rest. This would make It visit 7,'J00 flowers a day. or 648.000 In a period of six months. Mr. A. S. Wilson In a recent paper showed the enormous amount of labor gone through by bees In making even a small quantity of honey. He found that approximately 125 beads of red clover yield 15 grains of sugar, or 125,000 beads about two pounds. As each bead contains some (iO florets. It follows that 7.500,000 distinct flower tubes must be sucked In order to obtain two pounds of s...
Question Is Unansn-ered. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Question Is Unansn-ered. A certain grocer on the bill bas for some days been looking for the owner of a voice that claimed bis attention at the telephone one busy morning. When he finds the man, the meeting will furnish material for an Interesting item, and the following dialogue explains itself: Tbe Voice— Hello, tberel Is that you. Tbe Have you any salt fish? The Voice— ls It fresh? Grocer— Yes; came In this morning. ' The Voice— Cod or pollock? Grocer— Got both: Which do you want? The Voice— Well. 1 don't know. Is the pollock good and dry? Grocer— Yes. The Voice— Well, .why don't yon give it a drink, then? At this point the grocer brought ibe colloquy to a sudden termination with a remark that would be out of place in polite society and therefore unfit for publication.— Portland (Or.) Argus
Mice as Food In China. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 16 March 1900
Mice as Food In China. The first thing which strikes the traveler In China upon his entrance Into any of the many cities of the Colestial empire is the strings of dried mice which bang from the roofs of the bouses suspended by their tails, just as sausages are hung In front of buti.-her shops In France. The Chinese bunt these mice with a long, sharp pointed knife, which they plunge Into the animals' throats. Then the mice are suspended-by the tails until the blood has dripped out, when they are skinned, drawn and smoked. Another favorite dish with tbe Chinese Is dogs' feet The feet of black dogs are considered more of a delicacy than those of any other color, and white dogs are rejected as being tasteless. Dogs' fat, prepared In a special manner. Is looked upon as a repast fit for a king.