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$2,000 JEWEL FALLS FROM THE
Little Moline and Irene Shores
standing behind papa's "big $2,000
jewel that fell from the sky.
Oakland, Cal. If a big meteor
would suddenly drop down into your
back yard and you discovered that it
-was made of opalite worth at 'least
$2,000 you would think you were
pretty lucky, -wouldn't you?
That is the experience of J. W.
Shores of this city, who, when he
lived at a farm near Long Gulch, Cal.,
recently, was the recipient of just
such a gift from the skies. He dug
up the heavenly visitor and brought it
to Oakland. A jeweler who wanted to
make settings from the opal therein
offered Shores $2,000 for the stone,
but Shores refused it
The valuable rock weighs 400
pounds and is two feet in diameter.
According' to assayists in the state
mineralogist's office the celestial vis
itor is an "aerolite" composed of me
teoric dust fused by falling through
the air to a state of incandescence.
Shores has put the "aerolite" in a
glass case and daily entertains visit
ing scientists who are -interested in
WHATCHA MEAN "OVATION"
When Julius Caesar returned from
the wars-, Roman citizens made a holi
day and killed fat sheep, baked them
and served them to the victorious
When ,the alderman of the "bloody
sixth" or the "fighting fourth" cele
brates his election with a mass meet
ing, his admiring henchmen pass up
the mutton feast, but they give him
And because the sheep on which
Caesar dined was called in Latin, ovis,
and the root word gives us the word
ovation every big, noisy reception
given, a popular man or woman is
called an ovation.
SPRY OLD ROOSTER
Irvin Johnson had his whiskers
shaved off and his growth of winter
hair removed. This so disguised him
that his closest friends did not recog
nize him at first, and the old hens
were scared whenhe went into his
poultry yard. Seneca (Kan.) Trib- '
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