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The Poet's Choice. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
The Poet's Choice. "I don't care for your poem. The Song of the Lark,' " remarked the editor. The poet sighed wearily. "To tell the truth," he replied, "I myself much prefer the lay of the hen."— Philadelphia Record.' Among birds the swan lives to be the oldest, In extreme cases ' reaching 300 years. The falcon has been known to live over 162 years. . : .• ; . The average duration of marriages in England Is 28 years; In France and ©ermany, 20; Norway, 24; Russia, 8a
SCIENCE OF DREAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
SCIENCE OF DREAMS. Results of si Series of Experiments by m German Professor. Sleep la not "the brother of death," as the poets have said from , Homer to Shelley; but, oh the contrary, "sleep 1b the brother of life." '.So Professor Baschlde asserts, -who, In' an article In the Uaturwlssenschaftllche Rundschau, gives an. account of his "experiments upon 36 dreamers." His subjects were of various ages, from 1 year to 80 years. In some cases his observations were continued during the whole night and In others for a great part of the night He watched and • recorded every change of physiognomy, every movement of the limbs and every speech or sound -* uttered by the unconscious dreamers. The depth of the sleep was also carefully measured, while from time to time the dreamers were awakened, but without their own perception that the awakening was Intentional. The professor obtained, as he writes at length, the following results: (1) We dream throughout the whole of our sleep, even In that d...
THE STONE OF GRATITUDE. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
THE STONE OF GRATITUDE. An Ola Roman Legend That Treats of the Topaa. The topaz Is called the stone of gratitude, and the old ICo man books record the foUowing legend from which the stone derives this attribute: : / The blind Emperor Theodosius used to hang a brazen gong before his palace gates and sit beside it on certain days, hearing and putting to rights the grievances of any of i his subjects. Those who wlstied for his advice and help. had but to sound the gong, and Immediately admission Into the presence of Caesar was obtained. One day a great snake crept up to the gate and struck the brazen gong with her colls, and Theodosius gave orders that no one should molest the creature and bade her tell him her wish. The snake bent her crest lowly in homage and straightaway told the following tale: Her nest was at the base of the gateway tower, and while she had gone to find food for her young brood a strange beast covered with sharp needles ha"d Invaded her home, killed the nestlings ...
Doesn't Travel For Fun. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
Doesn't Travel For Fun. ; Far from being the great autocrat, the arbiter of things of magnitude, the president of a railway system, be ii great or small. Is a dealer In trifles, with a consideration for everything. Every accident large or small; every occurrence by which the road is to lose a dollar or to make a dollar, comes tc the notice of the president The successful head of a railroad is the one who considers the details. ' He Is the man who makes the profits, and he ia the man who has to face the music at the directors' meeting. I When you see the bright smooth running traveling palaces of the rallr way president trailing along behind the long string of passenger coaches, you can be safe In the opinion that the occupant has not the softest snap on earth. You can also rest assured that if he is a success in his sphere he is not traveling for fun.— Omaha WorldHerald.
A Model of Joy. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
A Model of Joy. ' The artist placed the easel In front of his model and worked away rapidly on his allegorical picture of "Joy." "Uncle Ephralm," he said, "If this picture Is a success I shall give you, besides, the half dollar I promised, the finest and plumpest young pullet in the market" JA grin overspread the shiny face of Uncle Ephralm, but the artist was disappointed. The result was not quite what he had expected. An Inspiration came to his aid. "Down on South Water street this morning," he went on, "I saw the fattest possum that was ever brought to this town. I am going to get it for you." "Golly!" And the picture was a magnificent success.— Chicago Tribune.
Ladr Churchill's Patriotic Retort. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
Ladr Churchill's Patriotic Retort. Lady Churchill has inherited the wit of her father, as she demonstrated upon one occasion to an eminent British politician. He was somewhat annoyed at the campaign she had made and said: "I really don't understand, Lady Churchill, why or how It is that American ladles refuse to enter political life In their own country, but overwhelm us here In England." 'That Is because you have never traveled In the United States. The men there are so intelligent .v&gt;d patriotic that they do not require The services of our sex as an educating force." —Saturday Evening Post
Honors 15n«r. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
Honors 15n«r. "The audience was a trifle severe In Its comments on the essay your wife read." "Yes," answered Mr. Mockton, "but the audience hasn't any the best of It. It 'ud feel pretty small and discouraged If it only knew what Henrietta says about the people who criticised her."— Washington Star.
A PLUNGE TO DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
A PLUNGE TO DEATH. SAM PATCH'S FAMOUS JUMP OVER THE GENESEE FALLS. The Last of a Sensational Series of Darlns; Feats Which Might Have Resulted Differently but For a Bottle of Brandy. Nov. 13, 1829, Sam Patch lost his life in jumping - from ! a scaffold 25 feet above the brink of the Genesee falls into the abyss below. He undertook to Jump In all a distance of 125 feet Of ■- course the whole \ population of Rochester as well as the farmers from neighboring villages were upon the Bcene. The " fame of Patch had for several weeks been a topic of conversation among the early settlers. ■ j Patch was born in Rhode Island In 1807. Soon after he removed to PaterBan. N. J., at which place In 1827 he was seized - with the jumping mania. After giving several daring exhibitions In New Jersey. he decided to try his luck at Niagara ' falls two years later. In October, ; 1527, he Jumped from a shelving rock between Goat Island and the gurgling waters many feet below. A few days. later he startled t...
Wot Up on Stocks. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
Wot Up on Stocks. "Shakespeare may have thought he knew It all when he said. There Is a tide In the affairs of men that, takes at the flood, leads on to fortune,' but he didn't know anything about the stock market," growled the shorn lamb, who bad loaded up at the floodtide of prices, only to be wiped out at the deep, low ebb. — New York Commercial Advertiser.
logical. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
logical. "What is a furrier, Tommy 7' asked the teacher of a pupil In the juvenile class. "A man who deals In furs," answered Tommy. •That's right," said the teacher. "Now, Tommy, you may tell me what a currier Is." "A man who deals In curs," was the unexpected but logical reply.— Chicago News.
The Coldest Country. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
The Coldest Country. ■ The coldest Inhabited country appears to be the province of WerchoJansk, in oriental Siberia. A Russian savant passed one entire year in the inhospitable region and kept a dally record of the temperature, from which It appears that the dally mean of the entire year is 2.74 degrees below zero. ! The first constitutional convention in Ohio contained as delegates fire men who afterward were elected governor of the state and four who became United States senators.
IN THE BABY'S EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
IN THE BABY'S EYES. What It the dream In the baby's eyes * ■ Ai he liei and blinks In a mutt lurprlae. With little wee handa that aimleMlr go Hither and thither and to and fro; With little, wee leet that shall lead himf Oed knowm. But a prayer from my heart like a beniion got*. Bundle of helpleasnssa, yonder he lie*. What is the dream in my baby's eyes? What does be wonder and what doei he know That we have forgotten so long, long agot Bathed in the dawn light, what does he sm j That alow years have hidden from you and met Out of the yesterday Mtth he yet The things that in living he soon ahall forget, j All that is hidden beyond the blue ikies. What is the dream in my baby's eyeat Speak to me, little one, ere you forget What. is the thought that ia lingering then yet.* Where ia the land where the yesterdays meet, Waiting and waiting the morrows to greet? You wee, funny bundle, who only will blink. What do you wonder, and what do you think? Bright as the noonlight asleep In the aUea...
NEVER ATE FOREIGN MEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
NEVER ATE FOREIGN MEAT. It Doesn't Pay to Be Too Sure Until One Knows All the Facts. A certain Major Brownjonea, who made It his boast that he never allowed American or colonial meat to be served at bis table, recently • visited an old comrade In Liverpool. One night at dinner a most delicious saddle of (apparently) Welsh mutton appeared, to which the major did ample Justice. "Ah," he observed, "I wish that my butcher In London would send me stuff like that and yet he deals only in the best British meat" "Well," said his friend, "as a matter of fact you have been eating New Zealand mutton. But it's only fair to say that I get it from a friend who Is a large wholesale Importer." "By Jove, . you don't say boY exclaimed the guest "I wish he'd tell me where I can get the like in town." "We'll go and see him tomorrow," said the host The visit was duly paid to the meat monger, who smiled when he heard the Londoner's eulogy and explanation. "Tell me," he returned after listening to the epi...
The Bottle at Ship Launches. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
The Bottle at Ship Launches. Down to Charles ll's time It was customary to name and baptize a ship after she was launched, sometimes a week or two after. The old Tudor method used for men-of-war was still in use. Pepys' "Diary", shows that. The ship was safely got afloat after which some high personage went on board with a special silver "standing cup," or "flaggon" of wine, out of which he drank, naming the ship and pouring a libation on the quarter deck. The cup was then generally given to the dockyard shipwright as a memento. When did the present usage of naming and baptizing a ship before she is sent afloat come In? 1 trace. the last explicit mention of the old method to 166-1, when the Royal Katherine was launched (see Pepys). The first mention of smashing a bottle of wine on the bows of an English man-of-war that 1 have found Is In a contemporary newspaper cutting of May, 1780, describing the christening of H. M. S. Magnanime at Deptford, but nothing is hinted that It was then...
To Fly In loir Dreams. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
To Fly In loir Dreams. There Is a peculiarity about the flying dream that seems to be constant. Of all those whom I asked about the matter and 'who are conscious of the flying dream at all not one has ever known himself to make any high flights In his dreams. One always flies low, with a skimming manner, slightly, but only slightly, above the beads of pedestrians. ' And one's critical attitude in a dream toward one's own performance is always interesting to note, both in regard to this particular class of dream and e»en more toward one of the other classes. It is an attitude that Is well brought out in "Alice In Wonderland," where Alice Is made to exclaim or to think while she is falling, "How brave they wIU all think it of me at home not to mind a great fall like this!"— Longman's.
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 20 April 1900
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