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A Carnivorous Plant. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
A Carnivorous Plant. On the shores of Lake Nicaragua Is to be found an uncanny product of the vegetable kingdom known among the natives by the expressive name of “the devil's noose.” How delighted Poe would have been to make this cannibal plant the subject of one of his weird stories. Ditnstah, the naturalist, discovered It not lung ago while wandering on the shores of the lake. Attracted by Veriest of pain and terror from his dog, be found the animal held by black, sticky bands, which had chafed ..the skin to the bleeding point. These bands were branches of a newly discovered carnivorous plant which has been aptly named “the land octopus." The branches are flexible, black, polished, without leaves, and secrete a viscid fluid. They are also furnished with a great number of suckers, with which (bey attach themselves to their victims. It certainly deserves to be classed as the octopus of the vegetable world. _ , ..
Not If He Is Good. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
Not If He Is Good. .LJtUe Freddy (after listening to the usual matutinal quarrel between his father and mother) —Mamma, If a little boy la very, very good all the time when be Is little, does he have to get married when he’s grown up?—Fapj-lllo-Jourral. , | It might be well for parents to remember that spoiled children come home In roost .
A COLLEGE GIRL’S SUNDAY. •ha D«4|H Ckmk ud Darotaa Bar Time to Odd Jobe. ’ [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
A COLLEGE GIRL’S SUNDAY. •ha D«4|H Ckmk ud Darotaa Bar Time to Odd Jobe. ’ "The church of the future li to be womanless as well as manless, judging from the women's colleges,” said the dean of a woman's college, according to the New York Press, “for It Is only by the strictest discipline that we can Induce the girls to attend church. They have all sorts of excuses 1 why they should not attend divine worship and It’s wonderful how many headaches develop Sunday morning. Almost every woman’s college demands a church record from every student and it is only by keeping them, under our thumbs In this way that we can be sure of their ever hearing a sermon during their college course. Tho college maiden’s disinclination to church worship Is not due to an Irreligious spirit, but It’s because she wants the day absolutely to herself to rest, to dream, to write letters home, to do the thousand and one things for which there Is little time on recitation days. ‘‘Many girls look forward to Sunday ...
A CONSERVATIVE GIVER, [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
A CONSERVATIVE GIVER, Squire Flanders was detailing the characteristics of the late Amos Bowden, one of bis fellow townsmen, to Mr. Partridge, a new comer in Seymouth. "As a lending citizen, we rather expected Amos’d do something handsome for the town,” said the squire; , “remember it to the tune of a few thousand for a Ilbr’y, or something.” "And he didn’t?” asked, Mr. Par : trldge, with easy Interest. “He didn’t,” repeated Squire Flanders, dryly. "He didn't make any public bequests—at least, not any out-and-out ones. Some years ago his wife persuaded him to put a fountain in the square. In front of the postotfice, and the agreement was that he was to keep It In repair, the town to reimburse him for half the expense. “You don’t know What our winters are, but you will by spring," the squire continued, prophetically, “so you’ll have to take my word for It that that fountain cost the town pret’ near 's much's the schools. Every year, regular, the pipes bad to l&gt;e dug up, an...
PAPERS BY THE PEOPLE [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
PAPERS BY THE PEOPLE ELECT U. S. SENATORS BY POPULAR VOTE. By Hon. John-Sharp Will lama. I favor the election of Senators by popular vote In their respective States, The constitution provides two methods for Us amendment.. One Is when two-thirds of each! house of Congress submits an amendment to the people. A constitutional amendment to require the popular election of Senators, will never be passed that way, for the simple reason that the Senate will never concur. The only way that It can be passed Is by three-fourths of the States acting In that way, In a convention called for that purpose. Whether that will be done or not the public Is as feood a judge as I. In my own part of the country Senators are already substantially elected by the people. Party primaries are held and a majority Is required; If there Is only a plurality In the first primary, another Is held between the two highest candidates, so that there shall be a majority, and the man elected by the majority of the people...
1 HI OF FUST RESORT, [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
1 HI OF FUST RESORT, fHE Montreal express set me down at Whallonsville one stormy November night. Although unusual for that train to stop, the conductor had orders from the superintendent of the railroad to let me off. The station was closed, and dark. The weather was portentous of rain. Masses of clouds drifted across the sky, the moon dodging fitfully behind them. By surroundings were alternately. black or gray. I stood at the station, watching the vanishing lights of the train. My Irresolution was duo to doubts of finding shelter. I had before me a twen-ty-mile drive to the scene of a murder, for which an early morning start was Imperative. A path led Into a tangle of brush; following it I emerged Into the open I upon a narrow foot bridge. Midway 1 on that structure the moon disclosed [ like a silhouette, a man's figure leaning against the rail. His gaze was dlI reeled downward Into a gorge, noisy with the roar of a mountain torrent. Summer tourists familiar with the Au Sable reg...
OF TRADE "" ’ TRADE CONDITIONS WERE NfcVER BETTER All Crop! An Fartkar Tku Tkii Tim Lut Year aad Prtaaix Larger YiaMa. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
OF TRADE "" ’ TRADE CONDITIONS WERE NfcVER BETTER All Crop! An Fartkar Tku Tkii Tim Lut Year aad Prtaaix Larger YiaMa. Trade conditions throughout Southern California were never better. Horticultural and agricultural interests could hardly be in more prosperous condition. The country never looked better. Grain is growing rapidly. All crops are further advanced than this time last year and promise large yields. The soil is in excellent condition for working and farmers are busy getting ready for end of season seedings. A record breaking area is certain for both sugar beets and beans. In some localities the early planted beets are up and nearly ready for the thinners. Orchards are in fine shape, deciduous and citrus' trees blooming freely. Winter-vegetables are bringing excellent prices. Less than a hundred carloads of celery now remain in the state. Cabbages are going forward at rate of 30 carloads daily. This will increase until end of May. There is little activity in the bean marke...
GOVERNMENT BUYS CANAL Accept* Offer of Waakiagtea Irrigation Compel 52,500,000 for Arid Land baproT*- [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
GOVERNMENT BUYS CANAL Accept* Offer of Waakiagtea Irrigation Compel 52,500,000 for Arid Land baproT*- Seattle, Wash. —The United States government has accepted the offer of the Washington Irrigation company to sell the Suunyside Canal and Lateral works, the largest private irrigation system in the northwest, located in Yakima and Benton counties, foi 8250.000. The government, which already has approved the Tieton and Yakima irrigation projects, will water 125,00 C acres of arid lands in this state, spending 82,500,000 within the next three years.
Califaoia'. Hardy. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
Califaoia'. Hardy. According to the latest available statistics of the mineral industry of the whole United States, California now stands number one in rank in the production of petroleum, asphalt, quicksilver, magnesite, borax, bituminous rook, ‘gems, platinum and manganese. It is number two in the production of gold, Colorado exceeding it. The state stands number four in copper, number five in siliceous crystalline rocks, and in sandstone and quartzite. Number seven in marble; number eight in natural gas, etc.—Charles O. Yale in Sunset Magazine for March.
180,000 lII* u * Retail ef Droaght. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
180,000 lII* u * Retail ef Droaght. Seville. —Spain is suffering from a drought which has ruined all agricul ture and thrown no less than 180,000 laborers out of work. The famous province of Andalusia has had no rain since the first week in January. The landowners ruined to the ten months’ drought of last year can dir nothing. The relief works instituted by the government and the local authorities give employment to only ‘24.000 men.
DAMAGES OF THE BOER WAR CsagCBMIMS Ci—iWii Cirti ClahusU * Total ef $47,888,880. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
DAMAGES OF THE BOER WAR CsagCBMIMS Ci—iWii Cirti ClahusU * Total ef $47,888,880. Johunesburg. —South Africa’s compensation committee, which has been examining claims for losses sustained during the • Boer war, has completed its labors. The. committee examined no less than 89,000 - demands, the aggregate of which forms a total approximately of $910,000,000. Fortyseven million five hundred thousand dollars haf been allowed for the settlement of these claims.
IVEIIVJUIR IS OVERFLOWING BIG USUVOIB AT SAN DIEGO FILLED TO THE BUM / ■ For tkt Pint Tim ■ Elrrsa Yoon Watw FUwi Otw tka Great Mueary—New Sevcaty-five Feat Deep. [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
IVEIIVJUIR IS OVERFLOWING BIG USUVOIB AT SAN DIEGO FILLED TO THE BUM / ■ For tkt Pint Tim ■ Elrrsa Yoon Watw FUwi Otw tka Great Mueary—New Sevcaty-five Feat Deep. San Diego.—Sweetwater reservoir was the mecca which called out several trainloada of excursionists Sunday afternoon and the sight was worth the trip. For the first time in eleven years the reservoir back of the great masonry dam is full to the running over point and the falls formed by the, water passing oyer the emergency pier in the center and falling nearly 100 feet to the valley below forms a fine picture. Back of the dam the water is over seventy-five feet deep and there is stored 7,000,000,000 gallons of the irrigating fluid for the orange and lemon orchards under its distributing system. ? All of the’ reservoirs of the county . are filled with the exception of the largest at lower Otay, which does not contain as much as the Sweetwater but .when filled would contain twice as much. The total amount of water on storage...
UNIVERSAL POSTAL PLANS Amricaa Delegate te lateraelleaal Ceagrcee is Ram Civet Prekakle Oalcem. * [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park Herald — 7 April 1906
UNIVERSAL POSTAL PLANS Amricaa Delegate te lateraelleaal Ceagrcee is Ram Civet Prekakle Oalcem. * Paris Edward Rosewater, American delegate to the International Postal Congress in Rome, who was recently in Paris, talked to a Times correspondent regarding the innovations to bd discussed, including a proposition for a universal two-cent letter rate. He thought the plan that had the best chance of being adopted was that which called for an increase of letter weight from fifteen to twenty-five grammes at the five-cent rate. . Another important proposal, he said, was that relating to chartillons or samples, looking to"the removal" Of restrictions to their dimensions and saleable value, which at present cause great annoyance to the business world. The plan is to allow a maximum value of 820 for samples under the existing rate. Mr. Rosewater thinks there is no likelihood of the introduction of an international postage stump because too many technical difficulties stand in the way. ■