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Established November i, 1855.
LAWYERS. ./ ;: ;
rpAIJOR & TABOR *
Attorneys at Law
Stoll Building, SACRAMENTO, Cal.
Special attention given to applications for
United States Mineral Patents and Land and
Mining litigation.
T W. CALDWELI
Attorney-at-Law
Jackson, Cal.
Will practice in all courts of the State.
DOCTORS.
•pvR. p. S. GOODMAN
Physician and Surgeon
SUTTEE CREEK, CAL. I
Diseases of women and children a specialty.
Office hours- 12 to 2p, m. ; 7to9p. m.
TAR. T. V. M. O.UINN
Physician and Surgeon ~
' AMADOR CITY, CAL.
Office hours-2 to 4 and 7toBp. m. Telephone
at residence.
X\R- A. PARKER LEWIS
Physician and Surgeon
SUTTEK CREEK.
Office:— Building .- GAL -
EE. ENDICOTT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Jackson, Cal,.
Office: Webb building. All calls promptly
attended to at all times,
-TVR. E. V. TIFFANY
Physician and Surgeon
-.PLYMOUTH, CAL.
Office— Forrest House. HOURS— to 9 a. m.,
and 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Telephone Main 41.
r\R. L. K. PHILLIPS
Physician and Surgeon
JACKSON CAL.
X-Ray used in Practice.
OFFICB-Weil & Renno Building Residence,
north Main street, opposite California
Telephone No. 401.
D U. A. M. GALL
Physician and Surgeon
JACKSON. CAIi
Office in Marelia building. Main Street
-p|U. H. N. FREIMAN
Physician and Surgeon
SUTTER CREEK. CAL.
Offle hours— to 2 and 7to 8:30 p. m.
DX. J. H. O'CONNOR
Physician and Surgeon
Formerly of Roosevelt Hospital and Vander-
bllt Clinic, New York City.
Office and residence opposite the Methodist
Church.
SUTTER CREEK, CAL.
~T P. GRIFFIN,
Physician and Surgeon.
VOLCANO, CAL.
Phone No Calls promptly answered.
DENTISTS.
yvK. C. A. lIERRICK.
DENTIST
Jackson. Cal.
Office in Kay building, flours from 9a. m. to
5 p.m..
T\K. JOHN A. DELUCCUI
DENTIST
SUTTER CREEK, CAL.
Office Hours:— From 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
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College of Notre Dame
MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
Boarding and Day School conducted by the Sis-
ters of Notre Dame (Namur). Founded in 1856
The curiculum embraces all the branches of
a solid English education. Preparatory and
advanced courses In art. language and music.
For further information address
apiO-tf SISTER SUPERIOR.
J.GHIGLIERI&BRO.

Cosmopolitan Liquor Store
LJACKSON GATE, CAL.
Dealers and Jobbers in foreign and domestic
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
SELECTED stock of Imported Goods. Choice
California Wines, popular brands Eastern
and Domestic Beers; special bottling.
Havana, Key West and New York Cigars.
Bourbon, Rye. Sweet and Sour Mash Whiskies
of celebrated distilleries. ja2 ly
SAVED,
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SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING
Open in all Branckhes.
Great demand for ex-students in all lines.
New students should enroll at once.
Address, 5100 Telegraph Avenue,
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The Amador Ledger.
SCIENTIFIC
MISCELLANY
Reported weekly for the Ledger.
The New Vulcanoiogy.— A Game
Clock.— Ant Agriculture.— What is
a Cold?— Kubber Fruit.— A Decora
tive Metal.— Singular Transference
of Energy. —The Twentieth Century
Engine.— A Bivalve Pompeii.
The mystery of volcanoes is being
gradually cleared up by the investi
gations of radioactivity, if tbe con
clusions ot Major U. E. Dutton, U. S.
A., are correct. It can no longer be
supposed thai an eruption is an over
flow from tue earth's molten interior
thirty or forty miles or more below
tbe surface, but the evidence is
strong that tbe source of the material
Is never more than two or three miles
deep, and tbe quantity is small com
pared with the mass of the earth —
perhaps not more than three cubic
miles of lava having been discharged
in the greatest recorded outpour.
Tbe eruptiona, moreover, tend to
recur in the same spot -peihaps thou
sands of times before the activity
wanes. This could be explained by
assuming that radium is being gener
ated at a depth of two or three miles
in each active ciater, as the heat from
tbe breaking up of the emanation
would accumulate until sufficient to
melt a portion of the rocks, and on
the discharge of tbe molten mass
through the action ot steam or other
wise, the process would be repeated
until the exhaustion of the radium.
A chess players' time-keeper is the
novelty of Herr Veenhoff of <Jton
ingen. It consists of two similar
small clocks, behind which is a
double lever so arianged that li can
touch a button to start the clock of A
as tbe latter begins to move, and A
can touch another button to stop his
own clock and start tbe other as 13V
play commences. At the cud of the
game the clocks show the total time
taken lor the moves of each player.
The much maligned white ant of
South Africa is credited by a resident
ot Swaziland with doing more good
than harm if care is taken of build
iugs. It has a wonderful fertilizing
effect on the soil, and maize and other
crops grow twice as large near ant
hills as elsewhere.
The common cold is now classed by
some authorities among tbe diseases
due to bacteiia. It has not been
settled that any particular oigauism
is the cause, but it seems that more
than one species may play au active
part and a recent British investigator
reports that in one severe, local
epidemic he found Micrococcus
catarrhalis present in all cases, while
in two other epidemics, both of a
severely infectioas character, the
bacillus of t'riedlander was recognized
in every case examined at its onset.
The organism, however, often dis
appears within 21 or 48 hours. In the
second and third epidemics reiulection
sometimes occurred, producing either
a second acute cold or else a chronic
cold lasting for months, and the
bacillus was so virulent that it killed
inoculated mice, guinea pigs and
even rabbits.
A problem far the horticulturists is
the production of a profitable rubber
bearing fruit, which would make
possible an unlimited supply of valu
able material without injury to the
plants. The fruits of the ordinary
plants contain little rubber, but
Prof. Warburg, a German, points out
that certain parasitic plants— the
caoutchouc mistletoes discovered
three years ago in Venezuela— hold
out tbe hope that the ideal fruit may
be realized. The CHOutchouc in some
of these species amounts to one-fifth
of the weight of the dried truit. Toe
lruit is not large, but varies in size
in the three groups of species of these
mistletoes. The caoutchouc, instead
of being a milky juice, is in tbe form
of a .solid envelope surrounding the
seeds.
A novel alloy shown by J. E. Stead
at a recent soiree of tbe London Royal
Society offers striking possibilities
for ornamental effects. It contains
75 per cent of tin, 20 of antimony and
5 of arsenic; and on slow cooling from
fusion it forms semi-sphericul, shell
like crystals in tha metal matrix.
Dilute acids dissolve away parts of
the matrix, leaving in relief the crys
tals, which resist on account ot rich
ness in antimony and arsenic. The
spherical patterns take a high polish
and may be given greater prominence
by running wax into the cavities.
The paradoxical scientific plaything
of Prof. L. K. Wilberforce haa been
entertaining British physicists. A
helical spring is fixed to an unyield
ing support, and at Hs lowor end it
carries a weight, with tour screws
whose nuts can be so adjusted that
the spring vibrates up and down and
twists on its vertical axis in ap
proximately the same period. When
the adjustment is made the energy of
one motion is transferred to the other
in a very singular manner. If the
spring be pulled down and released,
it rapidly ascends and descends, at
the same time beginning to oscillate
like a balance wheel; the side turn
ing increases as the up-and-down
motion lessens, and then the latter
ceases altogether. This is nut
momentary, when a reverse action
takes place. That is, the rotation
gradually slows down, and the vertical
motion increases, the two motions
alternating in this curious way for
half an hour, and for more than two
hours in one apparatus that has been
tried.
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JACKSON, AMADOU COUNTY. CALirOIiNIA, FRIDAY. JUNE 15, 1906.
The development of the steam tur
bine is oue of the notable beginnings
of tho twentieth century soience.
Tbe lion. C. A. Parsons estimates
that six years ago the total horse
power ot such turbines was 00,000 ou
land aud 25,000 on the sea; and that
it is now more thau 2,000,000 on land
and 800,000 ou the sea. The chief
land use is for large electrical
generating stations. The principal
savings, as compared with reciprocat
ing engines, is a reduction of 25 to 40
per cent in the total capital cost oi
steam, aud from 10 to 30 per cent in
the cost of tuel, with a further econ
omy of 25 to 30 ncr ctnt in the engine
loom start. A late type of 2000 horse
power turbine has 20,000 to 50,000
blades, tbe surface speed of the
several barrels beiug from 150 to 300
teet per second.
The oyster beds of the bay of Naples
are expected to require two years for
recovering their normal condition.
Tbe cinders from the eruption of
Vesuvius have smothered the bivalves,
forming a complete covering over
them.
Joseph Spohn Kills Himself.
In feeble health and despondent
over the loss of his home, Joseph
opohn, 80 years old and one of tne
first men to conduct a Lutcher shop
on the San Francisco water front,
committed suicide yesterday after
noon by swallowing a big dose of car
bolic acid on the steps of his home,
2212 Fine street. Neighbors saw the
old man stagger and rushed to his
assistance, bur. he died almost
immediately.
Previous to the fire Spohn lived
with his family at 2332 Union street.
The family moved to Oakland, but a
couple of weeks ago Mr and Mrs
Spohn returned to San Francisco.
Mr Spohn's mind wa: atfectsd by the
disaster and the scattering of old
friends. Yesterday afternoon, while
alone in the house with his wife, he
stepped to the front of the house,
where he drank the acid from a bottle
Hjat he bad obtained.
The coroner was notified, but the
remains were left at the residence,
from which place the funeral will be
held next Sunday.
Spohn came to California iv 1852,
settling in Ainaaor county. From
that point he removed to San Fran
cisco and opened the butcher shop of
Dugard A; Spohu, known as the
Clipper market. He resided in San
Francisco for forty-six years. Besides
a widow, four sons and two daughters
survive him. One of the sons, Joseph,
was assistant foiemau jauitor at the
Hall of Justice and is still in the
employ of the city.— Call.
(Deceased whs a brother-in-law of
Mrs C. Langhorst. He was about 80
yeais old, and had been mentally
feeble, as the result of extreme age,
sometime prior to the rash act. — Ed.
Ledger. )
Too Curious.
One well known New York womau
has discovered, like some others of her
sex, that it does not pay to be too curi
ous. One of the old family retainers is
a Scotchman named William, who does
not believe in glossing over the truth
for the sake ot sparing his listener's
feelings. The woman in question, al
though possessed of considerable charm
of manner, is not a beauty and knows
it. Her husband, recently deceased,
was a remarkably handsome man, aud
his wife was one of his sincerest ad
mirers. One day when she was looking
at her husband's picture on the mantel
in the sitting room William was fuss
ing around the grate, and in a moment
of impulse she asked:
"William, what do you think made
such a handsome man as Colonel S.
marry such a plain woman as me?"
William looked from the portrait tc
the speaker, meditated a second and
answered:
"Must have been heaven's will,
ma'am."
The African Dram.
The Africa* drum appears in varied
and often picturesque forms. The na
tives make drums out of shells, tree
trunks or earthenware, covered with
the skin of some wild animal or some
times with India rubber. Of the origi
nal calabash drums there is probably
only one specimen in Europe. Some of
the drums are highly ornamented
either by paiufiug or carving. One
specimen, indeed, has puzzled travelers,
for there is depicted on it unmistaka
bly a cross and also a bead of European
tyin>. A drum found in upper Lualaha
has a unique peculiarity in the way of
a "sympathetic cord," formed by means
of si small tube ingeniously inserted in
the side of the instrument, which
causes, when the drum is beaten, a vi
bration resembling that of the reed
pipe. — Southern Workman.
A Plea For Sonp.
A learned doctor, pleading for soup
on every dinner bible, says: "A person
comes to dinner wear}' and hungry
and needs first something to stimulate
the secretions of the stomach. The
first course, hot soup, does this by its
action upon the nerves which control
the blood vessels. Taking the soup
slowly is an aid to digestion, and if
not a favorite dish fish or oysters can
be substituted, serving the same pur
pose. The joint or roast can then be
taken with benefit to the system, and
the game, vegetables and sweets
should follow In their order, not nec
essarily in courses for the plain fam
ily dinner, however,"
DON'T WAST, I
If you knew how SCOTT'S {§
EMULSION would build you I
up, increase your weight, I
strengthen your weak throat I
and lungs and put you in con- i
dition for next winter, you I
would begin to take it now. S
Send for free sample, and try it. B
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, I
409:415 Pearl Street, New York. H
1 50c. and 51.00; all druggists. H
SAYS IT IS A CRIME TO DIE.
Girl's Weird Story of Reincarnation
A few days ago Miss Martha Craig,
a slender little woman, young and
pleasing of face, sent out an invita
tion to scientific men all over New
York to attend a lecture on the sub
iect, "It is a crime to die."
The leoture was delivered at Look- 1
wood academy, No 126 south Oxford
street, lirooklyu. Un tbe evening it
was given tbe ball was tilled with psy
chologists, philosophers and students
of theology. The young woman un
folded to them a remarkable theory.
She declared that all life is vibration.
Through this vibration, she said, it is
possible to separate the soul from the
body, or to live continuously. There
fore, she argued, it is a crime to die
of disease or old age.
That her statements caused the ut
most amazement among the students
or tbe occult, as well as scientific
men, goes without saying. Prof. A.
J. McK. Cattell, tbe bead of the chair
of psychology at Columbia university,
expressed the opinion that her beliefs
were, to say tbe least, remarkable.
Back ol the assertions of this young
woman that it is a crime to die, and
that the soul can be parted from the
body at will, there are facts even more
astounding than those set forth in her
lecture.
In the first place, she says she can
remember two former incarnations of
her soul. She said that she could re
call having been aOreek girl and then
an Indian maiden, living in tbe wilds
of Labrador, before she assumed her
present form. In both oases, she said,
she died a violent death.
As an Indian she told that she bad
been burned at the stake by order of
her father because she had refused to
obey a command given by him.
This much as to Miss Craig's mem
ory concerning her previous lives.
Now for what she says she is at pres
ent able to do. She says that it is
within her power to separate Her soul
from her body, add at these times she
succeeded in visiting another world
Just what this world was she said she
did not know. She was of the opinion
however that it was the planet Mars.
But for tbe faot that leading scien
tific men of the century have taken up
Miss Ciaig, the statements she bas
made might seem absurd. But she is
in no sense a woman of the type that
might be expected of one who makes
sucn assertions. She has bad a tbor
ough education.
Sought Truth in Labrador.
Born in county Antrim, lreland, she
was sent to England by her parents
when sbe was fourteen years old.
There she took a course in a seminary
and then wont to 1* ranee, studying at
Nimes, aud later at the Kcole dcs
Beaux Arts.
During all this time she was endea
voring to accomplish one end. Sbe
was trying to fathom what Spencer
and Darwin and Schopenhauer spent
their lives iv contemplating. She
wanted to know why human beings
were put on this earth, whither they
were bound, what the ultimate aim
in life was.
To continue these studies sbe came
to America. She traveled all over the
country, studying anthropology and
natural phenomena. Finally sbe went
to Labrador for the sole purpose of
observing the aurora boreal is. There
she says she received the first con,firm
ation of ber theory that the law of
gravity is a myth. But it would take
an endless jumble of confusing words
to explain these philosophical theo
ies set forth by Miss Craig. Let it
v Ilice to bear her remarkable story of
he freedom of the soul, of reincarna
.ions, and of why it is a crime to die.
1 saw her at the Lockwood academy,
where she lives. . In appearance sbe
seems to be a combination of the two
reincarnations sbe says she has under
gone. She has the cheek bones of an
Indian and a Grecian profile.
"It is not well for a person with my
theories to talk of them," sbe began.
"In the first place, people would
think 1 am queer; but 1 have now
reached a stage in my studies where 1
am willing to tell what 1 have really
discovered. "'.therefore, in explain
ing my beliefs, I shall begin at the
beginning, and let the story tell it
self. In doing this, however, 1 want
it understood that 1 am not a follower
of auv accepted creed or religion, and
that what 1 tell has been
by my own soul.
She was an Indian Girl.
"Will you bslieve me when 1 tell you
that in the lite before this one I was
a Canadian Indian girl. 1 was the
daughter of the chief of a wandering
tribe. My name was Meta. We trav
e'ed tor months and months of the
year, hunting through tbe woods aud
lakes of the great forests of tbe north
land.
"When 1 was scarcely a young wo
man 1 was commanded by my fatuer
to accomplish a certain task that was
abhorrent to me. 1 refused and was
burned at the stake. I remember all
that very clearly. Here is a remark
able proof ot its truth. When 1 was
making my recent researches among
tbe almost unexplored wilds of Labia
dor with my two Indian guides we
came upon a small waterfall. It was
far in the heart of the country. Sud
denly it flashed over me that there
was somethiug vaguely familiar iv the
scenery — that 1 had seen it before. 1
usked the guide if tbe falls had a
name. He replied that tbe Indians
called it Meta Metsunta— the Tears ot
Meta. He said that among the tribes
of t lie north there was a tradition that
these falls were tbe tears of the spirit
ot an Indian girl called Meta, who
was burned at the stake many yeais
ago.
How She Sees the Past.
'That is practically the only one ol
my former lives in which I remember
the facts sequentially. In the others
1 remember only single scenes gener
ally.
'In the life previous to the last one
my father was a wealthy Greek who
moved to Kome. 1 was called Lucella
Vera. I had my same independent
spirit, which manifested itself in this
case in the way 1 wore my hair. I had
so much hair that I could not do it
up in the fashion of tbe times, so 1
wore it in braide down my back.
A feature in collection with this life
is that I have met two people in New
York who knew me in that incarna
tion.
There is nothing wonderful in this.
I attribute my knowledge of my past
lives partly to my remarkable memory
and partly to the fact that in each
case I died conscious and knowing
that 1 was going to die.
The trouble is that men do not real
ize what the human will can accom
plish. There is nothing in the uni
verse that is not open to the soul it
tbe mind is strong enough to free it
from the body. As 1 said before, we
who follow the higher life do not as
a rule risk the ridicule of the world
by telling these truths. Mankind will
learn them all in time. But 1 will
tell you briefly some of my own ex
periences.
When 1 was born into this life 1 must
have been nearly ready for tho circle
that 1 am now in; because, before 1
was 16 years old my soul began to
leave my body in the night. I did
not know then v hat it meant. 1
thought my strange experiences were
dreams.
First Flights Through Space.
About this time, while in London,
T came into contact with a master,
one of tbe greatest. His name was
Marius. lie recognized my power, and
vitn bis soul 1 made my Qrst fights
through space. He introduced me
into an otder to which none can be
elected excepting those who have
reached the plane of our circle. There
I was taught how to leave my body at
will and how to return to it. With
out this teaching 1 might in one ot
my flights, have remained too long,
and not knowing how to re-enter my
body, 1 would have been found dead.
When I started out into space for the
first time the initial sensation was one
of darkness, of overwhelming, oppres
sive blackness unknown on earth.
Then gradually out ut tbe void a big,
dim, red ball took hazy form, until 1
recognized it as the earth. Then this
slowly faded and disappeared, and I
was alone in space.
Can you imagine the awful sensation
of realizing that you are rushing
through the universe, the exultation
of feeling that you are answering the
call of the unknown that has stirred
the souls ot men from the begin
ning?"
Her whole body seemed to grow
tense, and her eyes glowed with an
almost spiritual light.
Saw Countless Worlds.
"1 seemed to be half enveloped in a
faint, filmy cloud that carried me
along at an incalculable speed. Above,
below me and on every side flashed
the lights of countless worlds, and
our own was but a speck that 1 could
not see.
"1 could not pretend to keep an ac
count of time, but after, it seemed to
me, some hours of this flying, before
rae in space a star was growing larger
and larger. In seemingly a few min
utes after 1 bad noticed 1 was ap
proaching it the star had grown into
a great planet and I was upon it.
"1 wish it were possible for me to
give yon some idea of that new world.
It was a wonderland of beauty. In
general respects it resembled our own,
but it was so much more gloriously
beautiful. The trees, tbe mountains,
the flowers, the rivers, the valleys,
and every part of the scene were woven
into a harmonious whole that was
more wonderful than any dream.
The Animal Eliminated.
"J have already told you more than
1 am permitted to but I must tell you
something about the people. They
resembled us in general figure and
feature but tbe same greater beauty
that 1 had seen in the inanimate
scenery was present here. In every
face and figure ih > animal was almost
entirely eliminated. Their features
were cast in a mold of spiritual beauty
and nowhere were there in form or
feature evidences ot bodily indulg
ences ot auy kind.
The Garden ot Paradise.
"To myself 1 have always called that,
planet 'the garden ot paradise.' That
is the only name that can convey any
idea of its unearthly beauty.
"Several times I have been to worlds
lowor thau ours, but 1 do not wish to
talk of them. 1 have seen things as
inconceivably horrible as tho^e were
beautiful. It makes me shudder now
every time I think ot thuse frightful
scenes.
"Yes, my soul has made trips oi
this earth. Here is an instance of
what is possible when one is in the
higher life. One night as I lay in
bed 1 heard the voice of a detr old
friend calling me to come to her. I
left my body. I went out through the
walls of the house jind in through the
wails of heis to her bedside. She was
lying awake and very still. She lay
there for some" time, apparently ill,
aud finally went to sleep.
"The next day 1 went to see her and
she told me that she had been slightly
ill during the night and had been
thinking of mo. 1 described to her
her position in bed, what sue did and
at whnt hour she had been awake. She
was much astonished, you may im
agine, and more so when 1 told her
bow 1 had learned it.
Why It's a Crime to Die
"But you wish to know what I mean
by saying it is a crime to die. Simply
this: It is within the power of all of
us to pass out of our own volition,
painlessly and without fear. Every
human being should so master soul
and body that he or she may be separ
ated at will, temporarily or perman
ently. It is man's natural heritage
in the scheme of evolution. But it
will not be given. It must be earned.
It must be won by gaining complete
mastery over the mortal body; by
conqneriog every bodily desire and
obeying ouiy the demand of bodily
necessity, by triumphing over every
earthly passion.
" It is the old story of 'mind over
matter.' It is all explained by natural
laws. Everything is vibration. Your
body is a low level of vibration be
cause it is nearly seven-tenths water.
Heat and electrioity will destroy
water, hence they are finer vibrations.
And so on up to the highest plane of
vibration, the cosmic forces.
Your soul is but a detached atom ot
this cosmic force. Therefore it is in
tbe same the same plane of vibration.
Yoru mind is in a lower place because
of the body. It lies between your
mind and soul. Free your mind ot
all thought for your body and its
pleasures, and it is one with your
soul and the cosmic forces. You are
then literally in tune with the infi
nite. It then needs only the desire to
bring in tbe cosmic forces and wrench
your soul free of its mortal weight.
That is why it is a crime to die of
disease and decay like an animal—
Cor. Globe Democrat.
Earthquakes and their Causes.
We tiud the following in George's
Weekly of Denver, Colorado, April
26, issue :
'*A tew days ago one of the daily
papers contained an expression from
a number of noted scientists relative
to the catastrophe at San Francisco.
It is most satisfactory tor the world
to have some great men who know
things. There is where tbe compen
sation comes in for tbe money ex
pended on our colleges and univer
sities.
Read what these scientific gentlemen
say through the columns of the
paper :
Professor Howe, Denver Uuiversity :
'Earth is cooling, and shrinkage of
interior causes cracking of exterior. '
Professor Milne of London: 'An
upheaval in tbe interior ot earth.'
Professor Davidson, University of
California: 'Direction of the distur
bances ran from north to south. '
Professor Goode, Chicago Univer
sity: 'Due to the Kocky mountains,
which are gradually rising.'
Professor Van Hise, University of
Wisconsin : 'San Francisco is danger
ously located and will always be
subject to severe shocks.'
Professor Holland, Carnegie In
stitute: 'Trouble is due to Mount
Tacoma. '
Professor Wright, Yale: 'Caused by
earthquakes now going on in Japan
and Formosa. '
Professor 'i'otten, former Yale pro
phet: "The whole universe is wound
up for disaster.'
Professor Pearson, Yale: 'All Cali
fornia may be shattered by an earth
qukae at any time.'
These professors ought to have held
a convention before they delivered
themselves of their wisdom to the
world, as tbe average, plodding
citizen, seeking information, is
naturally somewhat rattled after
reading what they have to say. [It
appears to be a case of paying your
money and taking your choice.
Our own professor Howe says the
shrink-age of the interior caused a
cracking of the exterior. It follows,
therefore, that an expansion of tbe
interior would mean a shrinkage of
the exterior, or in other words the
more you inflate a balloon the smaller
it grows. The experience of the
small boy with a bladder contradicts
this theory, but tbe professor is
entitled to his opinion."
We wish that George's Weekly had
given us the photographs of these
distinguished scientists. Perhaps Life
(New York) might supply them.
Clearly, what they don't know isn't
worth knowing. We think that all
of them are entitled to receive from
their respective colleges and univer
sities the aegree of F. D., which,
being interpreted, means flying
Dutchman. Geo. T. Angell.
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Sad Death of a Little Girl
Little May Bray, daughter of Mr
and Mrs A. Bray, came to her death
by accidental drowning last Saturday
afternoon near tbe family home at
blue Kavine. The little girl had been
playing in the yard and was missed
by her mother, who thought that tbe
child had gone to meet tbe father,
who was due home from work. Mr
Bray soon arrived, but had seen
nothing of the little one. A search
was immediately made aud her parents
were horrified when they fuund the
dead body of their daughter in a
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ohild had evidently wandered to the
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her death was a severe shock to tbe
fond parents, who have the heartfelt
sympathy of their neighbors and
friends. — Folsom Telegraph June 9th.
Tbe victim was a grandchild of Mrs
JVlebitens, and a great grand child of
tbe late Mrs. S. Smith, who is now in
Jackson, aud who at one time kept
the Central hotel here. Mr and Mrs
Bray are also well known in this
county.
Assessor's Notice.
The county assessor hereby an
nounces that he will be at his ottice
in Jackson, from now on for the pur
pose of assessing taxable property,
and receiving statements fiom pro
perty-holders.
J. MAKCHANT,
County Assessor.

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