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SCORPIONS AND FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
SCORPIONS AND FIRE. The Poisonous Animals Are I'nrtlcn- lnrly Sfn.itlve to Heat. An interesting question has from time to time been discussed by naturalists and physiologists, as to whether the scorpion commits suicide by stinging himself with his own venomous ilnrt. Experiments have often been mnde, which consist In surrounding the scorpion with a circle of flre, usually formed of small pieces of burning coals. One may then see the animal agitate his tail in the air, waving his dart to and fro over his bead In a desperate movement and finally fall dead, appearing to hare decided that he could not escape the flames and to hart* in oculated himself with his own venom. This idea is now, however, found to be erroneous, as It has been proved that the scorpion is not affected by bis own venomous fluid, and the hypothesis of his suicide cannot be maintained. It appears from later observations made upon the death of the scorpiou under the conditions in question that a more simple explanati...
THE FIRST WAR CORRESPONDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
THE FIRST WAR CORRESPONDENT. As far as can be gathered, the first recognized war correspondent to a newspaper was a man, whose name, unhappily, has sunk into oblivion, at the siege of Antwerp in 1831. Much earlier In the century, though, there was in an informal and unrecognized manner a witness named Peter Finnerty—one can make a shrewd guoss at his nationality— "who on his return from the Walcheren expedition told the British public a good deal more about that unfortunate naval aud military blunder than the British government of the day cared to have published." There was, too, some really admirable pen and ink work about the Carlist war in the London papers, notably by Frederick Hardman and C. L. Grulnesen. Mr. Gruinesen fell into the hands of the Carlists and was about to be shot when he was rescued from his Impending fate by the intercession of the late Lord Ranelagh, who had taken service in the cause of Don Carlos de Bourbon.— London Post.
HOW SHE KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
HOW SHE KNEW. Speaking of kindergartens for coloroil children calls to mind the experience of a "befo' de war" matron who was teaching one of the little darkies on her plantation how to spell. The primer she used was a pictorial one, and over each word was its accompanying picture, and Polly glibly spelled o-x, ox, and b-o-x, box, etc. But the teacher thought that she was making right rapid progress, so she put her hand over the picture and said: "Polly, what does o-x spell?" "Ox," answered Polly nimbly. "How do you know that it spells ox, Polly?" "Seed his tail." replied the opt Polly. — Memphis Scimitar.
ZULU SERVANTS [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
ZULU SERVANTS The Zulu boy servants are much appreciated in Africa, but they have difficulties with the English language. Their special weakness is the confusion of the letters "1" and "r." As a result, instead of saying that •'Breakfast is ready" they announce, to the astonishment of the stranger. "Blackfaced lady, baas." They make excellent servants. One particularly faithful boy was always very careful as to whom he admitted Into the house. One day three visitors called, none of whom had come without a card. He ushered the first two Into the drawing room, but Insisted on the other staying In the ball. "Two misses," he explained, "got ticket; you got no ticket; you wait outside!" The wise boy knew quite well that he himself wouldn't be allowed in a saloon without a ticket Why, then, should he admit white ladies?—Housebold Words.
INDUSTRY AND SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
INDUSTRY AND SUCCESS. "There's notliin like fannln on a hillside," said the man with the faded hair during a pause In the conversation, "if you pick out a good location." "Do you mean to say." they asked him, "that you ever worked on a hillside farm or anywhere else?" "Who said anything about workln?" he rejoined. "I said hillside farmin was all right if you picked out a good location. I had a location right down below a 40 acre farm where a feller put in one whole summer raisiu melons an pumpkins. When they got ripe, they broke off f'm the vine an rolled down on to my land. It was a good deal of bother to gather 'em up. but I done it Made a pretty good thing out of It too." It was a narrow escape and nearly cost him his reputation as the laziest man In the crowd.— Chicago Tribune.
HOW THE PERSIANS DINE. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
HOW THE PERSIANS DINE. Here Is a description of a Persian dinner. The feast Is preceded by pipes, while tea and sweets are handed about Tben the servants of the house appear, bringing In a long leather sheet, which they spread In the middle of the floor. The guests squat around this, tailor fashion. When all are seated, a flat loaf of bread Is placed before every one, and the music begins to play. The various dishes are brought in on trays and arranged round the leather sheet at Intervals. The covers are then removed, the host says, "Blsmillah" (In the name of God), and, without another word, they all fall to. — London Globe.
INSULTED. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
INSULTED. "Troubled with insomnia, arc you?" said Dr. Paresis after listening to his patient's tale of woe. "Tried all the usual remedies, have you? Well, now suppose you try to read 'The Impressions of a Bohemian.' It's a new book, just out I tried to read it last uijjtit and was asleep in three minutes." "Sir," replied the patient, with freezing dignity, "I am the author of th;it book, and I hare the honor to wish you a very good evening!"
FIT THE FOOD TO THE PHYSICAL TASK. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
FIT THE FOOD TO THE PHYSICAL TASK. Feats of strength require n diet In accordance with the needs — that Is, prolonged or otherwise. If you want to perform for a short time the greatest possible amount of muscular labor. es In playing a game of ball, rowing, running, bicycling, lifting or accomplishing any unusual feat of strength requiring an extraordinary effort always select a diet rich In protein. If. on the other hand, you want to take a great amount of steady exercise daily, or perform a great amount of uniformly heavy work every day. but at no time of a very intense character, you should partake of a diet containing little protein, but rich In carbohydrates —that is, starches and fats.— Ladies' Home Journal.
HE KNEW HUMAN NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
HE KNEW HUMAN NATURE. Three young men were walking up Riverside drive the other morning, when a garuy looking race horse jogged by, drawing a natty trotting rig. "Isn't that a splendid animal?" exclalined one of the young men in cheery, admiring tones, pausing to prnze at the trotter. The driver's eye sparkled, and his chest expanded. He had heard the compliment. Wheeling his horse around, he brought it alongside the pavement. "Wouldn't you like to try a brush behind him ?" he said courteously. In a jiffy the young man was seated in the buggy, and the two were disappearing down the drive at a pace that justified the compliment of the pedestrian. His companions watched him enviously. Then one of them sajdt "Bill is a judge of horseflesh." "And an artist on human nature," added the other. "I've seen him do that before."— Few York Mail and Express.
MANY FRAUDULENT CLAIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
MANY FRAUDULENT CLAIMS. All the big life Insurance companies spend a lot of money each year to prevent fraudulent claims from beiug paid, and the ingenuity with which Borne of these claims are planned calls for the very best detective service that the companies can command. They are willing to spend a good deal more than the amount of the policy to expose these frauds. — Indianapolis News. Nine times out of ten It Is over the Bridge of Sighs that we pass the narrow gulf from youth to manhood. The cheese mite Is more tenacious of life thai) any other insect.
AN INSINUATION. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
AN INSINUATION. "I simply had to do it," said Mr. Erastus Plnkly In an apologetic tone. "I had to draw my razzer so's to hoi' up my character." "Did he slander you behind your back?" "No, sun; 'twas to my face. He axed me what business I was in, an I says, 'Raisin chickens.' Den he looked at me solemn an says, 'You doesn' mean "raisin," you means "liftin." ' "—Washington Star.
A TRAINING SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
A TRAINING SCHOOL. Meets— Stone always speaks well of everybody. Weeks— Merely a force of habit Meeks— How so? Weeks — He's a marble cutter, and hie specialty Is cutting epitaphs on gravest&lt; aes.— Chicago News. The Burmese have a curious Idea regarding coins. They prefer those which have female heads on them, believing that coins with male heads oo them are not so lucky and do not make money. The force of waves breaking on the shore Is equal to 17 tons to the square yard.
HE MISSED HIS SLIPPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
HE MISSED HIS SLIPPERS. When a young man, the late John Lewis, It. A., went to India and Egypt and was away about 18 years. When he returned to his mother's bouse In Portland place, he almost Immediately pulled off hie boots and commenced to hunt about at one ci.d of the parlor fender and seemed jterrlWy pujt tbout His mother of course asked him anxiously what be wanted. "My slippers," said he. "When I went away, I left them just down there. Now, where are they?"— Tit An egg will settle coffee, but It take* money to settle a bill.— New York Weekly.
WIFELY CONSTANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
WIFELY CONSTANCY. "I have been married for 15 years, and my wile never fails to meet me at the door." "Wonderful!" "Yes. She's afraid I might go Id without wiping my feet."— Chicago Tunes-Herald. Bottles of perfume, still fresh, and jars of pomade that had not lost Its fragrance have been recovered froffi Herculaneum and Pompeii. Children bare more need of models thaa of critici.
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Amador Ledger — 11 May 1900
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