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Modesty ot Greatness. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Modesty ot Greatness. “You are Mr. Bonis, the' celebrated short story writer, are you not’.' ’ “Well, I am a story writer, and I’m celebrated for being always short, When doctors disagree, drink Gilt Edge -whisky and let them fight it oufr Wichman, Lutgen &amp; C 0.,, Alameda, Cal.
Impressions [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Impressions Sharpson—l haven’t much acquaintance with Spunjall, but I’m not favorably Impressed with him. How does he strike you? PhlatZ —For a V generally. Louis Hieb, formerly of Camden, N. J., la now in charge of the Y. M. C. A. work in Colombo, Island of Ceylon. In France for the privilege of wearing men’s trousers the government charges women a tax of about $lO.
Walk n Crack? [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Walk n Crack? Most men cannot walk in a -straight line with their eyes open, and none ever lived that could do so with his eyes shut. Try it. it is an aged saying Chat a man follows his nose, and there never was a nose since Adam that stood straight in front of a face. All of us are afilicted with either slnistrotorslon or dextrotorsion that is, in walking we veer either to the left or to the right. It cannot be helped. Set up two posts on the lawn and bet a million that no man or woman in the crowd can walk from one to the other without aufraetudsity. There’s a swell word for yon. Aufractuosity—that’s whore you get a wiggle on —walk wab-bly.—-'Bangor (Mo.) Nows.
Uncle Jerry. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Uncle Jerry. “Don’t be too hard on the man who ja always telling you ids troubles,” said. Uncle Jerry Peebles. “Perhaps it's the only comfort in life fhe poor fellow has'.” In the south of France wine is now sold by the baif hour. On payment of two cents one can go into a wine cellai and stay there for half an hour.
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. Everything bites in this world but the fish. How kind people are to the man who is going to die. Just as the world begins to admire a man, he breaks out in vanity. A man’s word may be as good as his bond, and yet have no special value. Man Is disposed to believe ttiat while he helps others, no one ever helps him. There are no two sides to a question If" you are deeply enough ested.It looks as well for a man to chew tobacco as it does for a woman to chew gum. We have more, fear of a little drunken man than we are of two big sober men. A girl doesn't seem to mind workng for a living, if she gets married to do it. Every year after a woman gets a little old, diminishes her patience with the new styles. Old styles are coming back in love stories. Here of late the heroine is Poor but a Perfect Lady. It Is better to be a poor woman than a poor man, for a poor woman can always lay the blame on a man. People are not doing as much work as they formerly did, and the work...
UNFAMILIAR FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
UNFAMILIAR FACTS. In the Satenahi district of interior Africa the natives make use of footstools. Edwin Anthony, in an article published in the Chess Players’ Chronicle, computed approximately that the number of ways of playing only the first ten moves on each side is 109,518.829,100.044.000. After having been In commission for sixty-six years, the stage line between Westport and New Bedford, Mass., has been discontinued, having been usurped by the suburban trolley lines. A judge, in delivering the prizes the other day in Queen’s hall, London, to successful students, in one of the large typewriting schools, expressed his regret that there was no “kiss sign” on the keyboard of typewriting machines Not less than 370,000,000 pounds of copper wire were in use on the telephone lines in America last year. This year there is expected an increase of 53.000. pounds. Considerable quantities of copper are used In the manufacture of brass for telephone instruments. At one time the bailiff iu ch...
PROVERBS AND PHRASES. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
PROVERBS AND PHRASES. Bad ware is never cheap.—French. * Modesty is the beauty of women.— Irish. A noble life before a long.—Shake speare. No man Is wise at all times. —Pliny the Elder. Were it not for hope the heart would break —Irish. Where the thread is weakest, 11 breaks. —French. Nevfir strike a wife, even with e flower. —Hindoo. Burdens become light wheu cheerfully borne. —Ovid. Misery acquaints a-man with strange bedfellows.—Shakespeare. More hats are taken off for clothes than for person. —Danish. He conquers twice who restrains himself in .'victory.—Syrus. Man’s clitef wisdom consists in knowing his father. —Rochefoucauld.
OLD-TIME SAYINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
OLD-TIME SAYINGS. Break your apron string, your lover Is thinking of you. Drop a slice of bread and butter, a hungry visitor will come. Meet a man with a wooden leg, you may expect a surprise very soon. Have to or scratch your nose, you will be irritated by something. Break your needle when sewing a garment, you will live to wear it out. Eat. goose on Michaelmas day you tvlll have plenty of money throughout the year. Your right hand itches, you will pay out money, if the left, you will receive either mouey or a letter.
The Hopeful One. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
The Hopeful One. “Sorry, old man,” said Goodley. “You haven’t got a job yet, eh?” “No,” replied Sunnyman, “but I guess my luck’ll change pretty soon.” “Still hopeful, eh?” “Yes, something’s bound to turn up, if it’s only jpy toes.” —Philadelphia Press. The acting British consul at Chungking, China, has sent to the board of trade a sample of vegetable asbetos, which is slated to bo bullet-oroof.
Wager of Bottle. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Wager of Bottle. In ISI7 one Richard Thornton, called to the bar of the king's bench charged with the murder of Mary Askford, in open court threw down his glove and defied his accuser, whereupon there was a pretty to-do. Wager of battle, it was supposed, had died a natural death in the dark ages, but Lord Ellenborough, after much consultation of precedent, held that it was still the law of and ordered a field to be prepared. Thornton’s accused thereupon declining combat, the prisoner was discharged. Next year Parliament passed an act abolishing this privilege of appeal to the strong right arm.