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What Kan Indicate. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
What Kan Indicate. Harper'a Baxar.l Large, fleshy ears, especially those which have the lobes of the ears red, show coarseness of nature and sensuality. If the ears stand forward so as to show their entire form when the face is seen from the front, it denotes rapacity and cruelty. Ears close to the head show refinement and susceptibility. Long-shaped but small ears indicate refinement; a very small ear close to the head shows delicacy of perception, refinement, but also timidity. The ears if set in too sloping a direction show timidity; if too upright, animal instincts, courage amounting to cruelty, especially if they obtrude out from the head. A thin ear shows delicacy and poetry of feeling; a thick ear the reveres. A wide space between the wing of the nose and the ear-hole shows coarseness of nature; too little space meanness and coldness of temperament. Ears of a deep red color show animal instincts; perfectly colorless ears denote timidity and want of warmth of temperament. An e...
Noxious Insects. • [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Noxious Insects. • [Exchange.] - An entomologist has reported having found 724 species of noxious Insects in the trees, shrubs and plants of the New York parks last year. These include the cotton worm of the south, the woodborers of the west, the sugar-cane beetles, many species unknown to the entomologist, and some entirely new species. The most destructive insects to the trees are the bag worm, the tent •\nd web caterpillars, the scale insect, the coccus, and the elm beetle. Of these insects seven bushels of cocoons and eng mosses were removed.
Concisely Stated. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Concisely Stated. 11-nittln-M.ro Household.] There never was a better example of the concise form of expression common to real western Americans than the answer of the man of the Sierras, who, when asked about the character of a neighbor, replied, "Mister, I don't know very much about him; but my impression is that he'd make a first-class stranger."
POETIC INDIAN NAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
POETIC INDIAN NAMES. The Thankless Task Performed by the Iconoclast—Literal Translation. iCharlaston News and Courier.] It is not that the savage of old times has changed—we are only coming to know him better. Chingachgook and Uncas and Hiawatha and Fowhatan, and all the rest of them, were the same as their descendants and representatives of to-day, only we look at them afar off, through the cloudy, softening atmosphere of fiction and of history which is but little better than fiction. The noble red man of to-day eats grasshoppers and seldom bathes, and there is good reason to believe that Ked Jackett and King i'hilip were not insensible to the attractions of roast dog as an article of diet. The poetry with which the race has been invested does not pertain to them. It had its origin and end in the imagination of those who have rhapsodized concerning them, and the true, original savage wm ever and remains a heathen and nothing more—until he is civilized. In no particular, perhaps, is...
Manners and Man. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Manners and Man. IH. N. Oxenham.] Not always the men who have most completely mastered the secrets of medical science or who have cured the greatest number of their patients. Few peo pie inquire or care about that. The velvet tread, the unctuous pressure of the hand, the silvery Intonation, the sympathetic yet reassuring smile, these are the infallible passports to many hearts, and, what is more, to many pockets. The Job's comforter, who insists with obtrusive honesty on telling disagreeable truths, who pronounces with merciless fidelity the death warrant of the patient whom no human skill can save, and refuses to be feed by the interesting hypochondriac who likes to combine the luxury of valetudinarianism with the luxury of health, wUI too often at best be treated with cold respect.
Uut Kather Hmall. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Uut Kather Hmall. [Drake's Travelers' Magazine.] Mrs. McShoddy visited the patent office the other day for the first time. "I suppose you admired the models," said a friend to whom she spoke of her visit. "Oh, yes," was the reply; "they were just lovely; Uut they're rather small."
STREET CAR ETIQUETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
STREET CAR ETIQUETTE. \&lt; n la Obnorvml l&gt;y tlie Inlml&gt;llu:it« of the trmoeal city. [Btakely i!;iii 11 Philadelphia Prws.l Street ear oti&lt;|iiotto lioro is wry strict. Tho men are extremely polite, and 1 have not yet soen a woman Standing In v car while a scut was occupied by a, man. What struck me M being most remarkable was the universal politeness with which all women are treated. If an old, awkward and ragged negresa climbs into a car, three or four men are on their foot at once, offering her their seats, and tho far,) is passed up to the box with as much courtesy as a duchess could desire. It is a fact that young women are not one whit moro politely treated than their older and plainer .sisters. Hut tho graciousness shown to negresses is very striking to visitors. lSy the way, you never bear of a negro or negress nere -everything is nigger, nigger-manor nigger-woman, even by tho inoftt punctilious of talkers. Two bells will stop a car a...
College Property. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
College Property. [Philadelphia I*l— ] Fifteen states in the I'nion contain university and college property to the value off 1,000,000 or over. The states in this respect rank us follows: Now York, |r,8"»«,l«;t; Pennsylvania, $4,---338,099: Ohio, |8,89t»,954; Missouri, $2,794,000; Illinois, $2, "&gt;01.000; Massachusetts, $2,201,027; California, $1,---921,000; Virginia, $l,H50,000; Tennes see, $1,568,749; Connecticut, $1,409,630; Michigan, $1,380,984; lowa, $l,;i7H,000; Hhode Island, $1,330,000; District of Columbia, $1,200,000, and Indiana, $1,120,000. The state having the lowest is Delaware, which has but $30,000 invested in schools of a high grade.
Origin of "To Go Snack*." [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Origin of "To Go Snack*. " [New Orleans Times-Democrat.] During the prevalence of the great plague in London, 1005, thore was a notorious body-soarcher, or plunderer, of dead men's clothes, etc., named Snacks. The progress of the disease so rapidly increased his business that he found more upon his hands than he could conveniently perform, and therefore offered half his profits to any one who would assist him in his hardened occupation. They who accepted his offer wore said to go with Snacks. Hence the origin of the expression.
Veililu Kebullt l.nrv Seven Years. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Veililu Kebullt l.nrv Seven Years. [New York Tinms.) I n Japan earthquakes have had a very noticeable influence in determining the nature of the buildings. Architecture, as understood in other parts of the world, may bo said to have hardly any existence there. In consequence of the frequent shakings to which the houses are subjected it is said that the great city of Yeddo has to be practically rebuilt on an average every eeven years. Fire almost invariably follows a great earthquake in Japan. •
< lir stlmilty in Jerusalem. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
&lt; lir stlmilty in Jerusalem. [New Orleans Timea-Democratl A new Christian church is about to be built in Jerusalem. Tho Germans have obtained possession of ihe site of the ancient hospital of the Knights of St. John, and arrangements have been made for the erection of a German Protestant church. In this cradle centre of Christianity are to be found Greeks, Romanists and Protestants; and Jerusalem presents in miniature divided ("nristendom.
How Tlron Arm < mi [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
How Tlron Arm &lt; mi Km lis'i ll'nstra el Magazluo I To make the matter clear I will sup pose that one of tho first artists of tin* day lias modeled ■ statue which is to bo yast in bron o. The st&lt;ituo Is ft seated female, half draped. She has bare foot and raised arms.' The drapery? is full or narrow, deep folds designed to show and emphasi c tho movement of the figure, The statue is cast in plaster as soon as the model in clay is finished, and is handed over to a bion/.o molder —"art founder" he will probably style himself. Tho first thing he wi'l do will be to cut off the arms, because it is so much easier to mould tham separtely. They ha\e to bo then cleaned up with chisels, punches and files to remo ethe lines left on them t&gt;y the means of the mould, the 'atter having been made of many pieces fitted to each other in the same way as piece-moulds are made in plaster. The seams loft on plaster casts by these latter are familiar to every one If there l...
Knster Lilt*--* in Iterintiri.i. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Knster Lilt*--* in Iterintiri.i. [Croffut's Kerniuil:i Letter.| The onion is a loud-sinelling plant; but there is a Bermuda offset to it—the Easter lily. This queen of odoto is flowers grows here all tiie year round in the open air, and attains a majesty and fragrance unknown eld where in the world. ( v the Trinsdad oame down (ien. Kussell Hastings, the father, 1 Lelieve, of this curious industry of furnishing Easter lily bulbs to the New York and London markets, lio l&gt;egan it three years ago, and this year will .scud (i i" 600,000 bulbs. I visited his lily farm, ".-oncy," yesterday a sort of fairyland on the winding shore of the inner harbor. (Scattered over the estate MOM the luxuriant tropical growths o ' the island -palms of many kinds bearing fruity clusters; varieties of cactus—the club, the maguey und other sorts; the l&gt;amboo, tall and supple: the mangrove, standing tiptoe on its rooty stilts along the margin of the warm cove; the oleanders trimmed for n...
Alcohol from Wood. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Alcohol from Wood. [Independent Drug Journal.! The manufacture of alcohol from wood has become an important industry in many counties in Tennessee. . Wood when subjected to a heat of from 400 degrees to 800 degrees, is resolved into charcoal, pyroligneous acid ami hydrocarbon gases. The first of the products, carbon or charcoal, is a fixed fuel, lhis acid is made up of crude acetic acid, wood spirit, creosote, tarry compounds and water. The third division of wood products is made up of uncondensablo hydrocarbon gases. These fixed gases constitute a very valuable fuel. The proportion of those wood products are about as follows: Charcoal, one-quarter of .the original! weight of the wood; pyroliiineousacid, two-quart_.- and the uncondensed gases one-quarter.
The Three-Horned Ox. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
The Three-Horned Ox. [Arkansaw Tiav. ler. ] Dr. A. T. de Kocheburne has described to the Paris Academy of Science a well-established variety of domestic ox, which is peculiar to Sene gambia, and is characterized by a third horn growing from the nose and identical in constitution and development to the two frontal horns. The animals are very liable to epizootic peripneumonia, and from time immemorial the Moors Fulahs of Senegambia have practiced upon tho creatures preventive inoculation with the virus of that dread "disease,
Do Not Cat Jwiough. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Do Not Cat Jwiough. [Dr. \Vm. A. Hammond. | I am quite sure that the great majority of persons the world through do not eat enough. There are more people killed by not getting sufficient to eat than there are by overfeeding, and I think this is especially the case in this country, where all kinds of food are so plentiful that very few need go without an abundance except from choice or from some disease preventing their digesting enough to answer the purposes of tho economy.
Venezuela. [Newspaper Article] — Sausalito News — 14 May 1885
Venezuela. [Exchange.] The word Venezuela moans Little Venice. Tho explorers of old, liko tourists of modern times, were given to tracing resemblances in America to what they were familiar with in Europe, and they imagined that tho huts of Maracaibo, rising on piles above the water, looked like the city of canals and gondolas.