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TUTC PADCD i« Kept on Hla at B. C. DAKE'B Advertising Agency, 770 Market utreet I 11 10 lAICK Ban FrftDolHoo, California where contracts for advertising o»n b« mode or It EAMADDR LEDBER Published evorv Friday Afternoon RICHARD WEBB Editor and Proprietor SUBSCRIPTION RATESI On* year (In advanoe m .18 00 One year (If not in advance) .' 3 BO Six month » 1 00 Three months ■. 0 60 udo or moro copies, oaoo ■**•••*•*••••••■* «•« • ■• * t •*•■•» «•••••*•• • * * » • •••• •.«••■■ ■•• ■*••••••#■•••<•••< *■'*■* Legal advertising— por square of 234 ems— First insertion -..- 11-00 Subsequent Insertions— per square-each B0 FRIDAY.... .., DECEMBE 23, 1910 COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SITUATION. The controversy over the location of the county high school ought to be settled by compromise. To press the issue to & vote between Sutter Creek and Jackson would be a disastrous move, as whichever way the electors might decide, the result would be two high schools — one in Jackson and the other in Sutter Creek. This would be .deplorable, not only because of the feeling that would be created between the two towns primarily concerned, but also for the reason that it would en tail a much heavier tax upon all property holders in the county outside of the present lone union high school district. That those living at a distance from either town should be subjected to an increased tax on account of a contention be tween two towns for the honor of securing the county high school location, is the most deplorable feature of the whole business. If there is any way to avoid this by mutual con cession, it seems to us that. that is the proper path to pursue, It must be patent to any impartial mind that a county high if school within the town limits of Sutter Creek would be of no benefit to Jackson. The four miles between the two towns would be just as much an obstacle as the fourteen miles to ; the high school at lone now is. On the other hand a school in Jackson would not relieve the situation for Sutter Creek and other towns to the north. To insist upon either of these sites is not wise. Better have one well-appointed couuty high school, by concessions from both sides, than have two poorly maintained schools as the outcome of jealous rivalry between the two towns. \ Why not compromise by agreeing to locate the school at or near Martell. This involves a half-way concession by each side. But it obviates the expense of a special election, and also insures one good school . instead of two poor ones. It will commend itself to the taxpayers as the economical course, involving the lesser burden, and that is the most -potent consideration with many. It is not in order for either side to be stiff-necked on this proposition. The get-together spirit is the one thing needful just now, and will be welcomed as the proper solution of the problem, no matter—which side takes the initiative with the olive branch. The midway location will stir opposition from both sides, and on various grounds. It is neither one thing nor the other some will say ; a few Jacksonites will Lay they would rather have the school located in Sutter Creek thau any half way site, and tome Sutterites may express the sentiment in favor of Jackson. But this spirit will hardly be favored by the bulk of the taxpayers who will be called upon to foot the bills. And a journey of two extra miles for all the prospective high school students is decidedly preferable to a trip of four miles for one half of the school population. The Ledger would like to see the county high school in Jackson, not only because it is loyal to its own town, but also because Jackson is the populous center that will undoubtedly furnish the greater number of high school attendants. But we can not shut our eyes to the well-founded objections to this plan, any more than we can be blind to the arguments from the county seat standpoint against location in Sutter Creek, The difficulties of the situation are not yet adequately appreciated. They will doubtless loom up more prominently as time wears on. There can be no funds available for starting the school until the next tax levy is made, even if a temporary location were selected. It is just as well to make haste slowly in this matter. Ample time should be given to weigh all the pros and cons of the matter before any decisive action is taken. There is a disposition in some quarters to ignore the ad visory vote cast at the last election in favor of A. G. Spauld ing for United Statee senator to succeed Frank Flint. Spaulding was not our choice for that position, nevertheless we believe he fairly won the indorsement of his party, and is entitled to the support of the republican legislators just as much as though be received the caucus nomination of his party under the old method. It would be gross breach of faith to turn him down, and likewise a slap at the popular idetf of electing United States senators by direct vote. It may be true that a man more capable of representing the state of California in the senate of the United States might be found, but the voters have spoken and that should settle it. SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY Reported weekly for the Ledger Colors Other Creatures See— Electric Spark Disinfection— Ship-Steadying Tanks— Another Guess at Mars— An Irrigating Tree — Star Measurement— Building-Stone Disease— lmproving Our Lighting-Solar Heat Utilized. It has been slowly brought to our understanding that the world is not the same to all creatures, and prob ably no experiments have tended more to make this clear than the recent ones by Prof. Karl Hesz, of Wueryz burg, on the color-sense ot chickens, pigeons, owls and kestrels. Men with hungry chickens and pigeons were fisrt kept an hour in a bright room to be come accustomed to the light. The floor was .then spread with a smooth black cloth evenly covered wth grains of wheat, a strong spectrum was thrown on it from the ceiling, and the hungry animals were turned loose. They picked the wheat first from the bright red, the the ultra red, next the yellow, and finally the green. They touched nothing in the blue and violet because they saw nothinsr, but on the other hand, they saw the grains in the ultra-red that were invisible to the men. This proved that for chickens and pigeons the spectrum is phortened at the violet end of the short wave length and extended at the red end of long-wave length. This is the effect one might expect from wearing orange colored glasses, and Hesz demonstrated that fowls see through such spectacles in the form of yellow and ' orange oil globules imbedded in the light-sensitive iris. To kestrels and buzzards the brightest zone was the green instead of red, the blue being visible. To fowls the colors were as men see them. The telephone disinfector of B. F. Gardner of Chicago is an arrangement for producing electric sparks in the mouthpiece. Wires projecting through the walls of the mouthpiece are con nected with a secondary coil wound on the ringer frame, and this causes sparks when the alternate ringing current is sent out on the line to ring the bell. The "rolling tanks" of Frahm. the Hamburg engineer, have reduced the roll of vessels from 11 degrees on each' beam to two degrees. U-shaped tanks extend from port to starboard through the hold, and the rise and fall of the water in them neutralizes rhythmical movement as the ship rolls. In a novel theory of Mars, Prof. Svante Arrhenius rejects Prof. Lowell's view that the changing dark spots and bands are due to vegetation, and accepts the old suggestion that the so-called canals are long, deep fissures. Similar formations exist on the earth, one extending a distance of 2,200 miles along the coasts of Peru and Chile. Water is supposed to col lect in the fissures or canals, and to accumulate especially at the points where several meet, these "lakes'* of Sciaparelli or "oases" of Lowell be ing explained as places where the planet's crust has sunk though very salt. The water is frozen by the in tense cold The ice evaporates in the dry air, the vapor collects as snow at the winter pole, and the canals become beds of dry salts, until, with the melt ing of the snow in spring and summer, the air ceases to be dry, and the salts again attract moisture, turning to a darker hue. Among objections offered to the new theory is that it does not satisfactorily account for the- complete winter disappearance of the canals, which, if really fissures, should re main visible throughout the year. Plantations of the rain tree of Peru, the tamaicapsi, are claimed to offer great possibilities as irrigation works. The tree grows readily in any soil, reaching large size, and has a luxuriant foliage, with a remarkable power of collecting and cbndensing atmospheric moisture. Its capacity, moveover, is increased by the unusual heat of a drouht. The water falls from the leaves and oozes from the trunk, and forms vergitable rivers, which can be led as irrigating canals to any point desired. A single tree is estimated to average 9 gallons of rain a day. Mak ing liberal allowance for evaporation and infiltration, a square mile grove of the trees would supply for distribu tion about 100,000 gallons of water daily. Up to the present time somewhat successful attempts have been made to measure the distances of about 360 fixed stars, but many of the determina tions are of doubtful accuracy. No nearer titar has been found than Alpha Centauri of the southern hemisphere, the third bright star in the heavens, with a parallax of three-quarters of a second of arc. Its distance is about 26 millions of millions of miles, and light from it takes 4144 l 4 years to reach us. The crumbling of building stones is another form of decay that we are to attribute to the action of microscopic organisms. At a recent Museum Con ference at York, Eng, Dr. T. Ander son showed that stone-decay is not duo to wind action, and expressed the be lief that it is not surface action at all, but a kind of rot produced by some low form of life like the moulds and fungi that rot wood, canvas and other vegetable material?. Treatment based on abrasion or chemical theories hav ing failed, he sought a cure of the stones by the use of various germi cides. The result has been as antici pated, and in the two-years since the experiments began the stones that have beat resisted decay have been those that have been treated with sul phate of copper, bichloride of mer cury and creosote. For a test of this kind, however, the time is too short to justify any denfiite conclusion. The agitation in favor of "concealed lighting" seems to bo rapidly gaining strength because it represents both light-saving and eye-saving. The glare of powerful lamps in plain, but m»kes it necessary to flood the air around with a brilliant light. With the source hidden, the eyes require much less. The artificial illuminination of the British Museum has been found to be only Beven one-thousandths of day light, that of the woolsack in the House of Lords only six one-thous andths, and that of the clerk's desk in the House of Commons only one twelve-thousandth, yet these places are sufficiently lighted. Sun heat has proven effective in chemical experiments, which required no highly refractory supporting vessel. Using a 16-inch plano-convex lens of 20 inches focus, and placing the sub stance to be heated in a magnesia cru cible contained in a glass vessel from which the air had been exhausted, A. Stock and H. Heynemann melted pieces of copper and cast iron almost instantly and crystallized silicon— with a melting point of 1450 deg.- C— in a few seconds. The temperature was found to be several hundred degrees greater in a vacuum than in the same glass vessel from which the air had not been exhausted. End's Winter's Troubles To many, winter is a season of trouble. The frost bitten toes and ringers, chapped hands and lips, chil blains, cold sores, red and rough skin, prove this. But such troubles fly De fore Bucklen's Arnica salve. A trial convinces. Greatest healer of burns, boils, piles, cuts, sores, eczema and ► Only 25c at Spagnoli's ; drug store. A Large Lemon A lemon was handed to Steve ■ An gove on Monday last. It was a real lemon at that, and one of exceptional dimensions. S« proud was the jovial saloonkeeper over tne present that he placed it in a conspicuous place on his bar. The sample measures 16 inches around one way and more than 18 inches the other. Several years ago Mrs Angove sent east for a small lemon tree, which she planted as soon as she received the same through the express. The tree grew to such pioportions that it be came cumbersome, and she gave it to a relative, Orrie Jones, who is managing the Mocking Bird ranch, near the Mountain Spring house, on the lone road. Mr Jones gave the tree special care, and this season secured ,40 fire specimens of fruit from his prized lemon tree. WIN Promote Beauty Women desiring beauty get wnderl'ul help from Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It banishes pimples, skin eruptions, sores and boils. It makes the skin soft and velvety. It glorifies the face. Cures sore eyes, old sores, cracked lips, chapped hands, Best for burns, scalds, fever sores, cuts, bruises and piles. 25c at Spagnoli's drug store. Fixing Bridge City marshal, Frank Sanguinetti, has a force of men at work repairing the bridge at Main and Sutter street, north Jackson, the old planks forming the bridge bed, were badly decayed, and several openings in the rotted planks made it dangerous for horses to pass over. BE READY Bl FOR f|__ EMERGENCIES. 111 LINIMENT i $#§$ SHOULD tEIH EVERY HOME '-•-•••^T- ASA iArt-tUABOMAMiI U -. .•> lomt rmtoAT. switimcs. (."biff?') SPKAIHS. RHCUMATISM, MIUBALtIA. JTI/r JOINTS. IAMMIii. STOMACH C/iAMfS.OIAft*H»£ A . frf«. THC STOCKMAN J STANO BV~ fogMKCimriytTtmNAwr uses IT DOES THE WORK. JACKSON CLEANING WORKS I ' i^^B 1 Gents gar* I I iflSiis^ monts cleaned clionp pricus Thos. J. Earle OO Main Street Jackson 1 NATIONAL HOTEL j % D. S. and H .S. Mason, Prop's. t \ BEST MEALS 35 &50 CENTS J Z Five Sample Rooms for Commercial £ • TYiVr-iprQ . - 1 Offirf for nil * • . ' points - - Open day and night^ • 2 Jackson, - Amador Co., - Cal. » • CLEAN ROOMS * * * • | ** * ELECTRIC LIGHTS J «iieef««»«iiti«it*oflMMli«»iHiMteii«i»itieniHo 'ii New Management "& j Globe Hotel | I 7 — I I W. 0. Green & Son, Prop's % 1 • 1 I * I || Board and Lodging: at | I Reasonable Rates. Sample | % ■ ?? |5 Rooms for Commercial g | Travelers. 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Men's Private Diseases Cured quickly and effectually at your own home by a regular physician of long practice. Medicines with full directions sent to your nearest Express office : you paying the charges $5.00 on taking out package. Address, Mail Medical Dispensary, Lock Box 30, San Franciso, Ca). N0.5 Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA DORNAN'S Dr. A. Reed Shoes On «t^v dale iicrc. |V9V?i These Shoes are %clo Cushion Soled. V- r pOWNES KID V* oloves Are fT\ WARRANTED O^S^Jk MEMO Corset /I&*fe6k/H [\ Leads ALL I ////'SJ! l " Others for \ V\w/f( sty' 6 and Com - \ I 11/a\\ fort - No other \vM|/\V\ Corset Reduces \Nil\ J/yAW Tall or Medium, J :&r£-A\\ Stout Figures; f/T\ \\\ More Effectlve- OTjrl pl€tely< / \uU IJ L\. lam Exclusive >4«ir i J " Aoent for These cx^S^Sbj-Rbduciko Goods and Will HMw -"-Riuwßahds Gladly Show all; Who Call. Their True Merits. DORNAN'S '"V. 23 MAIN ST. JACKSON Amador Hotel J. M. Coffman, Prop. Board by Day, Week or Month * > . ■- Table always supplied with tbe very beat in the market SAMPLE ROOMS For Commercial Travellers Opp. Livery Stable Amador City Phone Main 12 FOREST HOUSE IV. Easton, Prop. First Class Accomodation Commercial Sample Rooms Special Attention to Transient Patrons PLYMOUTH AMADOR, - CO., - CALIF. Plymouth Livery W. J. Ninnis Phop. aronable Prices ymouth, Cal. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION— O2OS4 Department of the Interior. U. t>. Land Office at Sacramento, California, November 21, 1910. Notice is hereby given that DAVID RHODES, of Defender, California, who, on March 3. 1905. rr.ade 11. E. No 7796, for W^ of SWJ^ Section 1, and SEJ^ of SE^, Section 2, Town- ship 7 N,. Range 13 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, has tiled notice of intention to make Final five year Proof, to es- tablish claim to the land above de- scribed, before the U. S. Commissioner for Amador County, at his office in Jackson, California, on the 4th day of January, 1911. Claimant names as witnesses : Samuel Lessley and J. H. Campbell, of Volcano, Calif., Fayette Mace and F. B. Joyce, of Defender, Calif. JOHN F. ARMSTRONG, n025 Register. ANY LADY can easily make from $18.00 to $25.00 per week working for me quietly in her own home locality. This is a bona fide offer— one which will pay you to investigate, even ir you can only spare two hours pen day. No investment required. Ture your spare time into money. Writf me at once for particulars. Address MARY B. TAYLOR, Box, 30 Woman's Builidng Joliet, Illinois.