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Polly Larkin. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
Polly Larkin. San Francisco, Cal. “Don’t tell me any sorrowful or sad stories, Polly,” said a friend the other day, “for I have enough of this ‘being sorry’ for people in my nature to make me feel sorrowful from one year’s end to another. This continually being sorry for people takes the edge off of happiness. I never go down town that I don’t see a host of unfortunates that I am sorry for. I may feel as cheerful and as lively as a cricket and then some object of charity crosses ray pathway, and it may be, if the truth were known, that they are in better circumstances than I can ever hope to be, but they have a sort of pathetic and discouraged way of looking at you that makes you feel almost like a criminal if you don’t assist them, and if you do the chances are that some friend will politely inform you that jmu are a fit subject for the insane asylum and that the mendicant you have assisted could buy you out ‘bag and bag gage.’ If you don’t deny yourself something and give them a t...
BRIEF REVIEW Wedding Supper In Cairo. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
BRIEF REVIEW Wedding Supper In Cairo. After the Mohammedan wedding the bridegroom sees the face of his unknown bride for the first time in her apartment. As he enters the bride salutes him by kissing his hand. Her head is covered with a veil, which he removes, at the same time presenting jewels to her which are termed the “price of uncovering the face.” He then spreads the veil on the floor and kneels on it while he says a prayer, the bride in the meantime standing on its edge behind him. At the close of the prayer they seat themselves side by side upon a divan, and an old attendant shows them in a mirror the reflection of their united faces. Supper is eaten by the happy couple alone, but not until the bride, after every device known to the bridegroom is used, can be made to speak. Once she utters a word he clasps his hands and supper is brought to them. Meat is not used at this meal because of a belief that it would lead to future bickerings between them. Egg, sweets and fruits are...
j£. New Textile Plant, [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
j£. New Textile Plant, A new textile plant is being experimented with in Russia, says the United States Consul Atwell of Rubaix. This is the “Apocynum venetum,” a bush about six feet high, yielding a silken fiber. It grows in Europe, Siberia, Asia Minor, north of India. Manchuria and Japan, and it has long been used by the Turcomans in the manufacture of cords and woven goods. It has never been cultivated, and grows best in land under water for part of the year. The fiber has great strength, and its cultivation would require no care. In 1895, the Russian Government began to use it for bank-note paper, and the results were so excellent that the plant has since been cultivated at Poltava.
Longest Transmission Line. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
Longest Transmission Line. The water-power plant of the Kalamazoo Valley Company of Allegany, Mich.,has been completed and is now supplying a current of 25,000 volts pressure to the city of Kalamazoo. A transmission line is being built which will ultimately reach to Jackson, a distance of ninety miles, making it the longest commercial line in the world. Forty thousand volts will be used on this line if the climatic conditions do nothin terfere. The population of the South African R ;public consists of 63,000 Boers, 87,500 other whites, ers, and 600,000 Kaffirs and Zulus,
Current /Vev ■>, CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
Current /Vev ■&gt;, CALIFORNIA ALAMEDA OOUi r A dairyman’s team » ran into a live wire in ALi * id one of the horses was instsu. id. A horse belonging U aman in Alameda kicked a lan' 7er in his stable and was burnt j l cath. A desperate fight with barg.ars in Alameda resulted in one o? th ;m being captured, the other hilled, and two officers were slight!--/wounded. The dead burglar proved be Bert Willtrore, associate in 1 jir.e of the notorious Abe Majors, ? ad his .iccomplice was Charles C. Si.-ijivau, who made a full confession. butte com An epidemic of meas n s broken out at Chico, and the public schools have been closed on thu account. There are about 200 cases there. CONTRA COSTA COUJ IT, An unknown man, abunt 45 years of age, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at San Pablo. CALAVERAS COUNTY. Ross reservoir, one of the principal storage reservoirs of the Utica mine at Angels Camp, burst recently and about half of the reserve water escaped. FRESNO "OUNTY. W...
PACIFIC COAST [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
PACIFIC COAST ALASKA. The rush from Dawson to Cape Nome continues, each steamer going clown the river having from 200 to 300 passengers. The woodcutters on the banks of of the Yukon, who have been supplying the steamers with fuel, have deserted their posts and joined the stampede for the new gold fields. The steamer Tees had a narrow escape from being wrecked thirty miles south of Skagway. Her bow ran on a sunken reef and with falling tide was left high and dry. She escaped without serious injury. BRITISH COLUMBIA. The American barkentine Uncle John is a total wreck on the west coast of Vancouver island. Crew all saved. Harry Mitchell Innes, a young Englishman, and P. Dooley, an old time prospector, were drowned while in search of gold at Windermere. OREGON. H. B. Borthwick, a prominent mill man of Portland fell from a flume at Goble. Or., while loosening a logjam. His right arm was terribly crushed and he received internal injuries from which he died. WASHINGTON. The shingle mills ...
WAR NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
WAR NOTES. Squads were sent to Noveleta and burned the town and huts all along the roads from which the enemy commenced firing. It is announced at Madrid that the Filipino Government has given full powers to Agoncillo to treat for the release of the Spanish prisoners now held by the insurgents, The South Dakota troops, numbering 670 men and five ladies, left San Francisco for home via Portland, in a train of two sections consisting of eleven sleepers each. The transport Indiana has sailed from Manila, with forty-three officers and 619 men of the Tennessee Regiment. The regiment left no sick. The Indiana also brings 100 general prisoners. Edward Ray, fireman of first-class, Charles Henry Scott, fireman, secondclass and John Thompson Clark, a landsman of the Baltimore, were wounded in a skirmish at Bacoor, but will recover. There is frequent skirmishing between the Filipinos and the American outposts. The number of the enemy is estimated at 2000. An advance is soon to be made on San F...
FACTS IN A FEW LINES [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 21 October 1899
FACTS IN A FEW LINES There are 50,000 Hebrews In Italy. .Poison ivy Is one of the menaces to golf. Peoria distilleries use 40,000 bushels of corn daily. Only six persons out of a thousand reach the age of 05. Mormon missions have been established in the Philippines. ; The Kongo region exports about 8,000,000 walking sticks a year. Copenhagen will send a scientific expedition to Siam in the autumn. The Florists’ Hall association of the United States carries $BOO,OOO insurtuce on hothouses. Denmark claims that there is not a tingle person in her domain who cannot read and write. New York consumption of champagne during the past year was the greatest ever known. A resident of New Zealand has patented a liquid for branding cattle which can be applied with a brush. In Surrey, England, there is a great poultry fattening establishment, which annually sends about 30.000 fowls to London. German commercial men traveling in Russia are obliged to pay a tax of 500 rubles, in default of which a f...