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Elect ric Polisher. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Elect ric Polisher. The increasing demand for high grade floor polishing has resulted in the introduction of an electric machine which is very efficient for use on large surfaces of tile, mosaic, and other floors of similar construction. A six-wheel electric floor surfacer, all of the driving parts of which are completely enclosed and protected from grit and water is now manufactured. The electric motor used is of seven and a half horse-power capacity. The machine is designed to be self-propelling in either direction. Its rate of speed is fifteen feet per minute. It is operated from a scat at the front. The six grinding heads are thirteen inches in diameter and run at a speed of 200 revolutions per minute. The electrically driven grinders are so arranged as cover a track of thirty-three inches in width and the wheels are fitted with rubber tires to prevent marring or scratching the floor. The weight of the machine complete with its eqclp. ment of switching apparatus, steering gear a...
Taken nt Ilia Word. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Taken nt Ilia Word. Master Walter, aged o, had eaten tbe soft portions of his toast at breakfast, and piled the crusts on his plate. “When I was a little boy,” remarked his father, who sat opposite him, “I always ate the crusts of my toast." “Did you like them?” inquired his offspring, cheerfully. “Yes,” replied the parent. “You may have these.” said Master Walter, piishlng his plate across the table. —Harper's Weekly.
PLENTYGOODWATER Tells Readers Howto Cure Rheu= matism and the Kidneys. Gives Readers Advice; Also a Simple Prescription to Make a Home-Made Mixture Said to Give Prompt Relief. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
PLENTYGOODWATER Tells Readers Howto Cure Rheu= matism and the Kidneys. Gives Readers Advice; Also a Simple Prescription to Make a Home-Made Mixture Said to Give Prompt Relief. Now is the time when the doctor gets busy, andthe patent medicine manufacturers reap the harvest, unless great care is taken to dress warmly and keep the feet dry. This is tbe advice of an old eminent authority, who says that Rheumatism and Kidney trouble weather is here, and also tells what to do in case of an attack. Get from any good prescription pharmacy one-half ounce Fluid Extract Dandelion, one ounce Compound Kargon, three ounces of Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla. Mix by shaking in a bottle and take a teaspoonful after meals and at bedtime, also drink plenty of water. You can’t drink too much of it. Just try this simple home-made mixture, and don’t forget the water, at the first sign of Rheumatism, or if your back aches or you feel that the kidneys are not acting just right. This is said to be a splendid k...
COLOMBIA’S EMERALD MINES. Gems Worth n Million <: f Dollars Taken Out 1 Yonr. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
COLOMBIA’S EMERALD MINES. Gems Worth n Million &lt;: f Dollars Taken Out 1 Yonr. The German Minister in Bogota, Colombia. has sent to his government a detailed report on the emerald mines of Muso, in the department of Boyaca. These mines have undergone many vicissitudes. After the country broke a way from Spain they were at first held by I’oyaca and worked for its benefit in an indolent sort of way. Then the national government laid claim to them and they were shiftlessly worked by various concession holders. Until the mosi recent revolution nobody paid any attention to the workings or the value oi the stones taken from them. Now they have been leased to a Co lomblan syndicate for five years and a rigid government supervision is oxer cised over the output. It is the intention of the administration when tin lease expires to take up the working of the mines on its own account. From the mining village a narrow patli leads to the mines about 350 feel up the side of a steep mount...
NIGHT WATCH AT SEA. Wteu Eyes that Love Nature Find Much to Look At. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
NIGHT WATCH AT SEA. Wteu Eyes that Love Nature Find Much to Look At. How much a watch afforded to an eye that loved nature! I have been bored so often by descriptions of scenery that I am warned here to put a sharp check on my memory, lest it run away with me, and my renders seek to ascape by falling off, says Capt. A. T. Mahan, in Harper’s Weekly. I will forbear, therefore, any attempt at portraiture and merely mention the superb aurora borealis which illuminated several nights of the autumn of 1859, perceptibly affecting the brightness of the atmosphere, while we lay becalmed a little north of the tropics. But other things I shall have some excuse for telling, because what my eyes used to see then few mortals will see again. Travel will not reach it; for though here and there a rare sailing ship is kept in a navy for occasional instruction, otherwise they have passed away forever, and the exceptions are but curiosities reality has disappeared. They no longer have life and are now ...
Xot Good Twice. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Xot Good Twice. Lincoln’s stories grew better and better as he grew older. One of the best was told to a visitor who congratulated him on the almost certain purpose on the part of the people to reelect him for another terra of four years. Mr. Lincoln replied that he had been told this frequently before, and that when it was first mentioned to him he was reminded of a farmer in Illinois who determined to try his own hand at blastiag. After successfully boring and filling in with powder he failed In his effort to make the powder go off, and after discussing the cause with a looker-ou and failing to detect anything wrong in the powder, the farmer suddenly came to the conclusion that it would not go off because it had been shot before.
BORAX IS NATURE’S MINE OF PURITY FOR DAIRY UTENSILS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
BORAX IS NATURE’S MINE OF PURITY FOR DAIRY UTENSILS Borax is first, a cleanser that removes dirt and grease with surprising ease; second, it is a sweetener that makes fragrant any surface that has grown musty or stale from neglect; third, it is an antiseptic or destroyer of germs. It prevents the development of bacteria or mouldy growths. With all this it is perfectly free from harm in its resulting effects. The farm churn is kept free from that stale odor if it is washed with borax in the following proportions—one tablespoonful of borax to a quart of water. The dairy room has nothing about it but the pleasant aroma of fresh milk and cream and sweet butter if it is kept clean with borax. There will be no soapy smell and no lurking hint of something gone wrong. The cream crocks take on an extra freshness when washed with borax and water in the following proportions —one tablespoonful of borax to a quart of water. This preserves the fresh flavor of the cream. The farm cream separator ...
liiS'litKi Out! [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
liiS'litKi Out! An irascible sergeant, going hi; nightly round of the barracks in ordei to make sure that all lights had beer extinguished, noticed that a window was illuminated. He roused the occu pants of tlie room. “Put out that light,” he ordered, “and be quick about it!” “But it’s moonlight,” explained a pri vate. “I don’t care what it is,” roared tht sergeant; “put it out!”—Londot Graphic.
Neve* Still. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Neve* Still. “Lucy,” called Mr. Barker, from the front porch, “where is that baby? Just now he was in the dining-room, then I saw him in the parlor and now he has vanished again.” “There he is out on the front steps,” replied Mrs. Barker, with a smile. “Oh, George, isn't ho a picture?” “Hm! Yes, a regular moving picture.” Glass weights for scales are now in »eneral use in Switzerland.
NOT A LEVEL PLAIN. Old descriptions Wrong About the Gr6a.t Desert in Africa. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
NOT A LEVEL PLAIN. Old descriptions Wrong About the Gr6a.t Desert in Africa. Old descriptions of Africa represented the Sahara as a dreary waste of barren sand ns flat ns the sea, a vast wilderness where travelers must perish if they tried to go through It The real Sahara has vast expanses ot sand. It has plains as big as a goodsized State of the Union, which are covered with stones, but a great part of it is rolling. It Is largely a plateau, broken up by lofty mountains and cut up by water courses called waddys, which are dry the greater part of the year. Its average height above the sea is about ns great as that ol the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, and in many places it is as high as the Alleghenies and higher. ■ The sand dunes themselves are sometimes (300 feet high, and they rise from the desert, crescent-shaped, the horns of the crescent being turned away from the winds. The sand is rolled up by the wind from the bottom to the top, each grain going over and over until it fa...
ONE ON SENATOB QUAY. Newsboy Was Suspicions and Would Not Trnst Him for Papers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
ONE ON SENATOB QUAY. Newsboy Was Suspicions and Would Not Trnst Him for Papers. Never was there a man in public life who better enjoyed a Joke than did the late Senator Quay. To him it mat tered not whether himself or some ont else was the victim, so long as the Joke was a good one. The one which follows was told on the vine-shaded ver anda of his home at Beaver but a few months before his death, the Incidenl having occurred on one of his trips tc Harrisburg. “We were near the capital,” the senator related, “and our party wanted some newspapers. I hailed a ragged newsie from the opposite side of the street and told all of the party to take what papers they wanted, which they did. Thrusting my hand In my pocket, to my utter chagrin I discovered thal I did not have even a single penny and my face turned red In my embarrassment, as I was told by one of my tormentors afterward. “Seeing my predicament and desiring to ‘rub it In’ not one of my party offered to pay, and there I stood, red ...
What la It Anyway. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
What la It Anyway. “I’d like to be In Bwas right now.” “In what?” “Oh, do you call It Boys?” “"Which?” “Perhaps you’re accustomed to pronouncing it Bwassy.” “What are you trying to say?” “The place where they’re trying Moyer &amp; Co.” “Oh, why didn’t you say Boise a( first?” —Harvard Lampoon. Too Much for His Weakness. "So poor Bill’s gone, has he? How did he die?” “Three tons of cement fell on his chest.” "Poor feller! He always was weak there.”
A Diar. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
A Diar. Miss Bute—Now. one of these hats Is expensive and the other 1s quite too cheap. I don’t know which one to take. Miss Crellus —The cheap one; take that. It suits your face better. — Philadelphia Press. Repartee often amounts to tills; Impudence.
More Appropriate. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
More Appropriate. “And you really caught a glimpse of President Rosevelt?” said the teacher. “Well, I hope you children gave three cheers and a tiger when he passed?’’ "No’m,’’ spoke up the bright boy In the crimson jumper. “We gave three cheers and a Teddv bear.” District Attorney Jerome of New York pleads guilty to three weaknesses—candy eating, cooking strange dishes and making furniture.