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UNFAMILIAR FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
UNFAMILIAR FACTS. The Imports to this country of tropical and sub-tropical product* will amount this year to at least $600,000,000. No Arctic explorers ever have colds until they return to civilization. Then, one and all, they are prostrated by severe Influenza. The population of Canada, according to the official estimates of that country, was 6,5(M,900 on April 1, an Increase of 21 per cent in six years. The Missionaries’ Literature Association of England, now in its fourteenth year, has sent over 450,000 periodicals to the foreign field In that time. Statistics show that, though fairhaired people are, as a rule, less strong than those who have dark hair, yet the former live longer than the latter. The population of Oklahoma is about 1,500,000, and the increase In Oklahoma City, the metropolis, which now has 82,452, has been 232.3 per cent in seven years, Eugene JJimmerman of Cincinnati is rivalling William Waldorf Astor in becoming the largest owner of historic castles in Great Br...
PROVERBS AND PHRASES. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
PROVERBS AND PHRASES. One learns by suffering.—Latin. Know your opportunity. —Plttacus. Even a single hair has its shadow Syms. Never say die! Up, man. and try ! French. No man became a villain all at once —Juvenal. Sweet sings each bird in his own grove.—ltalian. Every miller draws the water to his own mill. —German. Never cry hello till you are out of the woods—German. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me—Shakespeare. Learn to unlearn what you have learned amiss.—German. It is easy to Improve what has already been invented. —Latin. Manners are the final and perfect flower of noble character.—French.
Senator Nixon's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Senator Nixon's Experience. Senator Nixon, of Nevada, Is president of a bank In his home town of Winnemucca, and It was there he had the most exciting expreluce of his life. One day three masked and desperate men walked into the bank, and with leveled "Winchesters commanded Mr. Nixon, the cashier and clerks to hold up their hands. They compiled without ceremony. When they had taken what money was in sight, one of them turned'to Nixon. “Open the safe door,” be commanded. The future senator protested that he didn’t know the combination. The highwayman grabbed Nixon by the coat collar and laid the sharp edge of a bowle knife across his throat. “If that safe door isn’t opened in two minutes,” he declared, “I’ll open you Jugula vein.” Nixon suddenly remembeed the combination and did the highywayman’s bidding! The robbers put $32,000 In gold In a sack, tied -It to the saddle on one of their horses and made their escape.
Italians In Sontk America. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Italians In Sontk America. The hold which Italian manufacturers and exporters have upon South American markets was created by the Italian emigrants who settled In that quarter of the new world. They carried with them their home tastes, being a conservative people, tenacious to their own products and confident In their superiority. Thus as the volume of emigration from Italy to South America grew from the unimportant figure at which It stood in 1876, for example, there was made apparent in the home markets a demand for Italian goods, and especially for Italian tobacco and rice, the two fond p.»ssesslons of the settlers. In 1876 these emigrants numbered about 5,000, but in 1906 the number was 125,000, and there has been hardly a season in that 80year period that has not seen a steady Increase in the figures. It Is easier to secure a vindication than It Is to restore virtue. The production of alcohol in Franco during the season of 1905-1900 is estimated at 70,202,917 gallons. Of tliir ...
Xnnticnl Xo(e». [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Xnnticnl Xo(e». Mrs. Yacht (superciliously)—My husband has a beautiful yacht. I don’t suppose your husband can afford such a luxury yet? Mrs. Nacht —No, the best he can do Is to hold the mortgage on the one your husband has. —The Bohemian. She —Mary Graham is certainly 8 very clever woman, yet she has little to say. lie—That’s where her cleverness comes in. She leads a man to believe that she thinks he is worth listening to.
Shiflit;;;' Oiu ll..r;ten. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Shiflit;;;' Oiu ll..r;ten. “When I started in business,” said Mr. Dustin Stax, reflectively, "I resolved never to toll an untruth.” “And you kept your word?” “Yes. Whenever I had any delicate business of that sort on hand I hired an expert w ■ r * An !•;. „ ladrid gave King tlfonso his li.&gt;, of gingerbread, and iow he can’t get enough of it, and someimes goes to the convent himself for it.
Arabian Hypocrisy. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Arabian Hypocrisy. Writes a traveler; “The noblest and the basest Arabs are agreed that to obtain as quickly as possible all the available cash they can lay their bands on is by no means degrading. But own here subtle dialectic comes into play. The Arab must always have right on ids side, for in studied and complex hypocrisy he has nothing to learn from ns. If an Arab would rob his guest—l am speaking from personal experience—he will first talk at length on the subject of honor, hospitality, and so forth. lie will gradually work the matter round as to why you are traveling, throw out suggestions that spies, enemies and intruders cannot claim hospitality, suggest that he himself is poor, question himself as to whether he ought not to detain you as a prisoner, again state that he is in want, and thus shift from blackmail to cajolery until he has extorted the sum of mom.y which !n his curious brain he might describe as the least be could accept with honor or the most he could extract w...
I’robnblc Outcome. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
I’robnblc Outcome. Chronic Kicker—What do you suppose would happen to your boasted fleet if it should get into a real battle? Phlegmatic Citizen —O, I suppose we’d get licked —same as we’ve always been. The Queen of Italy offered an international cup to bo presented to the first aeronaut who succeeds in crossing the Alps by balloon.
SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
SPLINTERS. Fixed charges—Storage batteries. He who fights and runs away will be brought back by a cop. If might was right the little man would never get into the game. You can’ tmake much of a mark in the world by throwing the hatchet. It is easier to throw bouquets than bricks, but people like to show their muscle. You don't have to bother about a building lot when you want to erect a houseboat. Boyce—l understand that Smith was disappointed in love. Joyce —Yes; he thought the girl he married had money. Mother —Was it an accommodation train that you got for Willie’s Christmas present? Father —Yes, but I had it expressed. First Farmer —What did ye think when ye seen yer son playin’ football at college? Second Farmer —I was thlukin’ thet they could make him work a darned sight harder than I could.
WORDS OF WISE AND GOOD, [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
WORDS OF WISE AND GOOD, Man's life on earth is a temptation. -Bible. God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.—Sterne. Men are but children of a larger growth.—Dryden. Accidents rule men, not meu accidents.—Herodotus. How poor are they that have no patience ! —Shakespeare. Anger begins in folly and ends in re pentance.—Pythagoras. Avarice increases with the Increasing pile of gold.—Juvenal. Not unacquainted with misfortune, 1 learn to succor the wretched. —Virgil. As we act toward others, so may we expect others to act toward us.—Syrus. A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he has lost no time. —Bacon. Equality may be all right, but no human power can convert it Into a fact. —Balzac.
IT IS SAID. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
IT IS SAID. To keep a race horse costs $2,500 a year. The Germans are wearing aluminum necktlea Woruout billiard balls are cut up into dice. Fruit preserved without sugar keeps the best. There are eight white men to one white woman iu India. In 2,000 years the shape of fishhooks has not changed. It is only In this country that books and papers are sold on trains. The Japanese census is inaccurate. They take it by simply counting the houses and allowing five persons tc each house.
A Good Retort. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
A Good Retort. “The late Robert Pinkerton, of tht great detective agency,” said a Chicago detective, “was a religious man, and he liked nothing better than to listen to a good, liberal, intelligent sermon. He was once talking to me about the change for the better that has come over American sermons In the past ten or twenty years. He said sermons were gentler than they used to be. They no longer reeked of tire and brimstone. “Once,” he said, “he heard a famous evangelist preach in San Francisco. The evangelist shocked his congregation a good deal, He told them that his grandmother had been a good and moral woman, but she had never professed religion, and therefore he was confident that at that moment tbe aged lady was suffering eternal torment. A young man rose at this, and with a look of disgust started for the door. The evangelist pointed an accusing finger at him. “ ‘There Is a young man,’ he cried, ‘who Is also on the downward path.’ “The young man turned. His face was very red....
He Kept His Head. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
He Kept His Head. As the Adriatic plowed her way through soft blue summer seas, a group of tourists In the smoking room talked of the horrors of Are on shipboard. “Fire in a theater is a bad thing, too,” said Clyde Fitch, the famous dramatist; "yet it has its funny side. I remember an Incident that happened In Concord. The villain in a Concord melodrama, as he lighted his cigarette, set a newspaper ablaze and a great fire scare arose. Amidst this scare, as the panic-stricken audience struggled and howled and fought, a fat man galloped up to the box office and shouted In an angry and accusing voice: “ ‘Theater’s afire. Gimme my money hack.’ ” The first State automobile line In Australia has been opened between Xeumarket and Predazza, over a route forming the highest automobile Hue In Europe, the road in places crossing the mountains at an elevation of 4,000 feet.
Quieted Her. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
Quieted Her. Mrs. Stubb—John, do you remember that beautiful ostrich plume we saw in the shop window? Well, I have had It on my brain ever sluce. Mr. Stubb —Well, my dear, I always did say you were feather-brained. The title “colonel” comes from a word signifying a column. The colonel was so called because he led or commanded the column. The oil fields near Delagoa bay/ in Africa, are expected to prove among the most productive in the world. There Is a great demand in Russia for Irish herrings, and special steamships take the fish direct from Ireland. Rngland has an organization for the promotion of goat culture.
COLLEGE GOWN SYMBOLISM. Few, Even Among? ITnlvepxlty Men, Know Meaning of At lire. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 March 1908
COLLEGE GOWN SYMBOLISM. Few, Even Among? ITnlvepxlty Men, Know Meaning of At lire. It has been said that few people, including many university men themselves, have any definite idea of the meaning of the gowns worn by collegiate students, says Harper’s Weekly. In America, university gowns exhibit much variety, there being a great difference in the various institutions; but all over the country—in fact, all over the English-speaking world —certain distinctions hold. The ordinary bachelor's gown, the first of the studeTit gowns, is of unadorned black, with pointed sleeves, and is ordinarily made of serge or other simple black fabric. The master’s gown is like the student’s, inasmuch as it is plain black; but the sleeves are cut differently, Iteing long pendants shaped not unlike fish tails, and hanging from the elbows nearly to the bottom of the gown. The master’s gown may be made of silk, as may also the bachelor’s gown if it is worn by a man of long academic standing who lias happen...