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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
3v£edj.C€LL * * Institute THE AFFLICTED FROM ALL PARTS OF California and the Pacific Coast are coming daily to Sacramento to avail themselves of Dr. Neagle's wonderfully successful treatments. Dr. Neagle has devoted over thirty years to the study and treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, head, throat and lungs and the digestive organs. By his peculiarly successful methods of treatment Dr.-Neagle has gained an enviable reputation for his skill In the cure of such cases as have resisted the ordinary modes of treatment. Dr. Neagle and associates treat and cure all Chronlo Diseases and Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat and Lungs, Liver, Heart, Kidney, Bladder, Brain Catarrh, Asthma. Rheumatism, Bronchitis. Headache, Deafness. Chills and Malaria, Skin Diseases, Neuralgia, Diabetes, Dyspepsia, Dropsy. Eczema, Scrofula, Chronlo Diarrhea. Hemorrhoids and Rectal Troubles, and all forms of Sores, Blood and Wasting Diseases. All private and wasting diseases promptly cured and their effects per...
THE BOOK COLLECTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
THE BOOK COLLECTOR. He Made a Swap Which Satisfied the ;' Secondhand Dealer. "It's astonishing how book collecting will blunt a man's conception of the ■ rights of meum et tuum," said the proprietor of a delightful old secondhand store on the south side of the town. "1 , wo-ldu't trust a confirmed collector as far as I could throw Jackson square by . the monument They all consider themselves licensed privateers, and when ene of them wants any particular volume and can't buy it the chances are it will mysteriously disappear the first time he pays you a visit I am on to most of the tricks of the fraternity, however, and It takes a. pretty smooth Individual to secure any plunder in this ibop. "Only recently I circumvented an old gentleman in a manner that Is apt to adhere. to his memory for some time. He is a passionate admirer of Dickens and has a fine collection of early editions and books in general relating to the great novelist One of bis sets, a very handsome print with the origi...
THE LEADING ARTICLE. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
THE LEADING ARTICLE. Advent and Development of the Edi- torial Ik Newspapers. S "I know what 'leaders' are, for 1 have written them," said Benjamin Disraeli In the course of a speech In the house of commons, and, though all of us may not have written "leaders" for The Morning Post and other newspapers, like Disraeli, we all at least know tho meaning of the term "leaders." For more than 100 years after j the publication of the first dally newspaper The Daily Courant, which consisted of a* small sheet printed on one side only and made its appearance in London In March. 1702, the "dailies" confined themselves to what is - perhaps the proper business of a newspaper, the publication of the largest possible amount of news, and made no attempt whatever to mold or direct public opinion. At the opening of the nineteenth century "the leading article" first appeared in the morning papers. It was originally called the "leaded article," because of the "leads" or spaces Introduced between the lin...
Bit Bint For a Raise. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Bit Bint For a Raise. "There Is in the employ of our house," said tfie hardware drummer, "a young man who is assistant bookkeeper. He's a steady chap, minds his own business and is as shrewd as they make them. The other day the senior partner of the firm,- who seldom comes around, made a tour of inspection, and as he approached the assistant bookkeeper be noticed the solemn expression on his face. ' Desiring to be genial, he said: '"How are you, young man? I see you are at your work. That Is good. Close attention to business will always bring its own reward. Tell me, what are you earning now per week?" "The young man, without a moment's hesitation, answered. Twenty dollars, but, but I only get half of that' "—Philadelphia Call. . I
Chinese Inavests. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Chinese Inavests. Coroners* Inquests are well known among the Chinese. One of the chief differences between their system and ours is that the Chinese doctors never dissect In fact. Chinamen have a perfect horror of dissection. There are few things more absurd than the code of rules laid down for the Chinese coroner. In the first place, he Is bidden to make sure that he has a dead body before he begins his inquest That, however, is less ridiculous' than it sounds, for the heathen Chinee is tricky and may demand an Inquest on a sham deceased with a view of extorting money from some person who may be denounced as having caused the death. The preposterous part of the code comes in with regard to the alleged signs which show the cause of death. If the deceased is supposed to have been poisoned, rice Is put into his mouth and then taken out and given to a chicken. Its effect on the fowl decides the question. Most of the other methods adopted are even more absurd and fanciful,. and, as a r...
■> He Won the Bet. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
■&gt; He Won the Bet. A showman was making great noise at the front of the exhibition of • "wonders" he had on show. A man standing In the crowd, with a little dog beside him, cried out: . .'Til bet you a quid you can't let me see a lion." "Done. 1 " said the showman eagerly. "Put down your money." , The man placed a sovereign in the hand Of a bystander, and the showman did the same. "Now walk this way," said the showman, "and I'll soon convince you. There V said he triumphantly. "Look in that corner at the beautiful Numldian lion." "I don't see any," responded the other. "What* s the matter with you?" asked the showman. "I'm blind," was the reply, and In a few minutes the blind man pocketed the two sovereigns and went away. — London Answers. -
Worse Than lleaiu vaiiey. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Worse Than lleaiu vaiiey. Dreadful as Death valley is, Its northwestern arm, known as Mesqulte valley, Is worse. .: All the waters upon Its surface are poison, and down through the' canyon a hot, suffocating wind blows with terrible velocity. During Its course through the desert it frequently gathers clouds of white sand that have blinded many a horse and rider, and at frequent intervals It whirls down the canyon like a cyclone cf sharp crystals. Under the glistening beds of salt and borax are concealed streams of salt water which flow sluggishly toward some unknown outlet or may be hipped up by the parched winds. One of the strangest phenomena of this extraordinary place Is what frontiersmen, for want of a better name, have called "raising earth." By the action of the sun a crust composed of minerals and clay has been formed on the surface, and by some curious pressure of nature has been lifted from the earth In Irregular curves like pie crust In the oven. The cavity between this c...
Took Her Cousin's Place. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Took Her Cousin's Place. One day a yonng Swede, a student at the University of Berlin, received a letter from his uncle saying that his daughter, the young man's cousin, would stop In Berlin for a few days on her way to Ems and would he kindly meet her and show her the city. The mall coach arrived and with it the young- lady, who found a fine looking young fellow with a vivid boutonnlere awaiting her arrival. He accompanied her to the hotel. The following morning he called and took her driving In an elegant brougham. These attentions continued during the three days of her visit The lady appeared overjoyed at the gallantry of this cousin, whom she had never met before. On the day of her departure, while assisting her into the mail coach, the young man said, "I cannot let you depart without making a confession." The lady blushed and dropped her eyes. "I must tell you that I am not your cousin. Your cousin Is a friend of mine. He had no time to accompany you, having to cram for his exa...
Soldiers of Fortune. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Soldiers of Fortune. "It is embarrassing to meet former cotillon partners as elevator boys and waiters," said a European lady now visiting New York. "It has been my fate to undergo and inflict this unhappiness several times. "I went to a fashionable hotel on my arrival. Wearing his hotel livery with the same grace as he bad borne his officer's uniform when I last saw him and danced with him at a state ball in a foreign capital, was a man I had known. He colored to the eyes as he saw me, but made no sign, nor did I. "The same thing has happened since at restaurants, at other hotels, in riding academies and In carriages. Some day M. le Baron de Trois Etoiles and Graf yon Truemmer-Schloss will appear In European society with new eclat and full purses. Will I ever say that I know where they made their money? Why, of course not. It Is a far cry from America to Europe, and in their own country these gentlemen have an Irreproachable social position. I have really already forgotten the name...
Goldsmith. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Goldsmith. Not long before the close of Goldsmith's life he -produced the brilliant and humorous lines of "Retaliation." Varied accounts are given of the origin of this poem. It will be remembered that In a joke Garrick wrote the following couplet as an epitaph for Goldsmith: Here lies Nolly Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll. * Who wrote like an angel, but talked like poor poll. It was on April 4, 1774, that Goldsmith died. The precise spot where he was burled In the Temple churchyard Is unknown. This Is Johnson's summing up of the character of Goldsmith: "He had raised money and squandered it by every artifice of acquisition and folly of expense. But let not his frailties be remembered; he was a very great man." —William Black's "Life of Goldsmith."
Daniel Webster's Paper Cotter. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Daniel Webster's Paper Cotter. Joseph M. Terry of Peconic. N. V.. has presented a valuable relic of Daniel Webster to the Suffolk County Historical society. It Is an ivory paper cutter which Mr. Webster used for a number of years In his library at Marshfleld, Mass. Webster gave it to Charles Taylor, then a boy, whose father was at the time manager of Mr. Webster's farm. Young Taylor preserved the relic and several years ago while residing near Mr. Terry's house gave H to him.— New York Sun.
A Sons; About a Han. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
A Sons; About a Han. "I will sing you a song about a man," said the minstrel. "By the way. did you ever notice that there never was a song written about a man? All songs are about roses and maidens and love and trystlng r£tcos and sunsets and mothers; never one about the old man. Come to think about It, though, there was one, 'Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now.' In this song the old man Is drunk In the first verse." — Atchison Globe.
Words 'Betireen Them. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Words 'Betireen Them. Judge— You say that words passed between the accused and his wife. Did you hear what they were? Witness— No, I didn't hear them, but I saw them. "Saw them?" "Yes. They were In the dictionary that he threw at her."— Boston Transcript The man who has to be made to go to church always gets mad when be finds strangers In his pew.—lndianapolis Journal. Every day there hangs over London a vast smoke cloud that Is estimated to weigh abont 300 tons. A physician calculates that it takes eight times the strength to go up stairs that is required for the same distance on the level. . Chichester cathedral spire is the only one which can be seen from the sea •long th« coast of Great Britain.
STORY OF THE YAZOO FRAUD [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
STORY OF THE YAZOO FRAUD One of the Host Gigantic Trusts Hirer Known In America. One of the most gigantic trusts ever formed on this continent was in the early days of the republic, back In 1793. Several gentlemen organized themselves into a company for the purpose of purchasing from the state of Georgia her unclaimed western territory, extending from the Mississippi on the west to the Atlantic on the east and from the thirty -first degree of latitude north of the equator on the south to the southern boundary of Tennessee on the north. Including what now constitutes the territory of Georgia. Alaliania and Mississippi. This vast territory was purchased for $500,000 and Ihls was the commencement of the famous "Yazoo fraud," about which so much was said and written. The bill authorizing the purchase and sale passed the Georgia legislature on Jan. 9. 1705, and It Is said that members were paid all the way from eight negroes to 200,000 acres of land to votejor It Corruption by bribery wa...
AN EDITOR'S APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
AN EDITOR'S APOLOGY. A Happy Inspiration That Proved to Be a Boomerang. The editor of a small provincial paper in Austria was In great difficulty to find a fit subject for his leading article, having been too intent upon other business or upon pleasure to provide one. The last moment bad come, and the editor was in despair. He tortured his brain in vain, when he suddenly was inspired by a happy thought and dashed off the lines: "After carefully perusing the leading article written for the present number by one of the ablest of our contributors, we have arrived at the conclusion that It may be misinterpreted by the authorities and regarded as an attack upon the government We ourselves consider it to be perfectly innocent; but, as we are unwilling, for our readers' sake as well as for our own. to have our newspaper confiscated, we have very unwillingly, though, as we think, prudently, resolved to withdraw the article. This must serve as the apology to our readers fo r the blank space ...
A Curious Shoe Trust. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
A Curious Shoe Trust. Doylestown has four odd characters who pool their Issues in buying shops. They all have the same sized foot, and each regards this fact In the nature of a libel perpetrated upon him by the other three. Every year each one of the quartet chips In $18, and the fund of $72 Is expended for shoes. Buyiug them In such quantities there is u.itu rally a reduction in price. One would think that there would be an equal division of the shoes, but that isn't their little game. The shoes are owned collectively, share and share alike, and when not being worn they are kept In a closet in the express office, which Is the general lounging place of the quartet If one man wants to wear new shoes, he goes to the express office and puts them on. If he wears russets In the daytime and wants to wear patent leathers In the evening, he goes to the express office and makes the change. They have been doing this for several years and claim they wouldn't wear shoes In any other way.— Phila...
Why They Keep to the Right. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Why They Keep to the Right. "It is a rare treat for a person to go through Europe the first time," said a returned tourist "I visited one old palace hi Scotland and was walking down a long corridor when I came to a sentinel, who told me to keep to the right I could not see any reason why I should keep to the right and asked him why, but he said be could not tell. 1 finally asked the custodian, and he said be had looked it up in the archives of the palace and found that nearly 100 years ago the floor was painted, and some people walked over the fresh paint The officer of . the day was ordered to station a sentinel there to keep people off from the fresh paint and have them walk to the right The order had never been countermanded, and from that day to this a sentinel stands there and tells everybody to keep to the right"— lndianapolis Press.
Antidotes For Carbolic Acid. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Antidotes For Carbolic Acid. Alcohol and vinegar are effective antidotes for carbolic acid poisoning, a New York doctor announces. Whatever quantity of the poison has been swallowed, four times as much whisky or five times as much vinegar should be administered Immediately. No oil of any kind should be given. "Thus treated early enough," he adds, "all cases will recover."
' "More Sociable." [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
' "More Sociable." A lady wtio lias recently returned from abroad had a curious experience at the little town of Dlnant, In Belgium. She was traveling in a party of three, including another lady and a young man. They Bought accommodation at a hotel and were shown a room In which there were three beds and on a deal table three basins and jugs about as big as slop basins and milk Jugs. The ladies explained that one room was quite insufficient for their needs, but it was a long time before they could get the hostess to understand why. They were then ehswn another room with three beds, three slop ba.elns and three milk jugs and were told that they could have that, too, If they liked to pay for the six beds. It was therefore arranged that the man should have one room and three beds and jtke ladies the other room and three beds, "Do you always sleep In threes?" said one lady to the hostess. "Yes," was the reply; "It Is much more sociable."— Madame.
Horse Racing; on tne Stage. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 4 May 1900
Horse Racing; on tne Stage. In racing scenes the horses do run at full speed. They run, however, not on the fixed stage, but 'on , what, may be called treadmills, which keep the horses in front of the house for longer or shorter periods, according as they are moved quickly or slowly. A picket fence, placed between the audience and the course, not only makes the scene more realistic; It also hides the mechanism of the treadmills. This fence has contributed in another way to add to the effect by being moved In opposition to the direction of the horses and so lending to their apparent speed. ■ As to the sounds made by the footfalls of horses to be heard as though passing outside an interior scene, they are reproduced by the dried hoofs of dead ' horses or wooden Imitations mounted on bandies and hammered against surfaces of stone, gravel, sod or whatever the occasion may demand. They are also more elaborately manufactured by revolving a cylinder with pins protruding from the surface. T...