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The San Mateo item. (San Mateo City, Putnam County, Fla) 189?-19??, December 05, 1908, Image 16

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Mexican n enjoy the wtllMrntd wtllMrntdroputntlon wel1ul1GropumUon wellearnedreputation
reputation of bring one of the mOlt moitstiparstlLioun mOltsuplrltltlou
j stiparstlLioun racue race of tlio tIt world Su Supsmitlon Snl4tttlUon SupdrStition
psmitlon exists oxlltswhdro whetem there II n aHuman nUUll1an n1iuian
= Human being but Mexico teams tof to tobo 00bo
f bo the place where nil human super superatltlons lupettltl superrttit1gns
atltlons tltl nl arc centred To Toguch iruch an ox oxfun nxtwirnt Oxlnf
fun lnf t i Ii this truo that superstition has hasDooomo hal1lto liaallkooma
Dooomo 1lto mo almost a kind of religion gob govornlng gobern1ng 0 0ontlng
ornlng ovary act of the peopleTake people peopleJTako IHopIoTake
Take the average Mexioan MQxl Rn of tho thopoorer thooorer thopoorer
poorer oorer classes and you you may hear from fromhis fromhis fromltis
his lips hairraising stories of ghosts ghostsand gholtsand ghostnand
and fairies and devils He will toll tellyou tollou tollyou
you ou of the rare qualities of many animall ani anlmali animall
< mall plants and stones of tho things thingsyou thingsOU thingsyou
you OU can do and those you cannot do doon doon doon
on certain days of o the week or the themonth themonth thet
t month and finally ho will invite you youto yout youto
to t make the sign of the cross to drive driveaway drIvenway driveaway
away away tho devils and the ghost that thatmay lhlt111Y thatnay
may have boen attracted by the con conversation canvrsntton conrsatlon ¬
versation you ou have hadr hadrf hndFrom
f Prom their earliest childhood the thepeons thepoons thepeons
peons are taught to make tho sign signof
of the cross before going to sleep at atnight atnight
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1 night and before berO 10 touching the floor floorwith floorwith
with their toes to os in the morning Maid Maidens Maidens Ialdons ¬ j
ens until they become brides are areurged nreJ areurged
urged by their mothers to put their theirshoes tholrshoos theirshoes
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shoes point against point under their theirbed theirbed theirbed
bed at night to bring happy dreams dreamsand dreamsand dreamsand
and this will even enable them to toconversre toconveut toconverse
converse with the Virgin during their theirsleep theirsloep theirsleep
sleep sleepWhen sloepVhen sleepWhen
When dressing the right shoe nev ttever never nevI nevor ¬
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er the loft is put on first The but buttons buttons buttons ¬
tons of the suit aro buttoned oct upward upwardthat upwardthat upwardthat
that is starting with the lowest and andending andundlng andending
ending at the top This is to signi slhntfy signify slgnlfy ¬
fy that we are very ver low here in this thisearthly thisearthly thisearthly
earthly planet but that during the theday thodny theday
day we will try to go upward Fur FurtJfenhoi FurtJ1eMnor Furthermore
tJfenhoi this practice if faithfully
an and constantly can stlln tIYi observed will load us usvery usvery usvery
very very high to heaven when we die dieThe dIeThe dieThe
The contrary will take us down toin to toinferno toInferno
inferno infernoAfter in InfernoAfter ternoArter
After one is ready to go out of his hisroom hisJ hisroom
J room One + must always move the thorightfoot theright theright
rightfoot right foot first If it happens that thatyou thatOu thatyotu
you Ou find at tho door of oryonr your house a abunch abunO abunch
bunch 1 of f hair or hemp it is a proc procthat procf procfI procthat
I that a witch Is after you with somo someill somoIli
ill purpose and you must at once oncobring onceb oncebring
bring b lng some salt and throw four hand handfuls handfuls handfull
fuls as far as you can one to the theeast theeast
1 east another to the west the third thirdto
I to the north and the last one one to the thesputh thusouth thesouth
p south Then you have nothing to tofear tofeai
fear from witches in the course of oftho ottho ofthe
tho day But at night when you OU re retire TOo rotire ¬
o tire you must take two very fine finesticks fIn fInsticks fineI
I sticks make a cross with them and andnail andnail andnail
nail it to your door No witches witchesghosts witchesghosts witchesI
I ghosts or devils will bother you OU there hereafter thereafter tharoattar
after afterIf
If before taking breakfast you hap happen happon happen ¬
pen to see a black cat three lame lamefellows lameI lamefellows I
fellows on one and the same street streetor
or a corpse it would bo hotter for foryou foryou foryou
you to go back homo and stay in infloors Indoor Indoors
floors for the day because something somethingwrong somethingwTong somethingwrong
wrong Is in store for you youIf youIf youIt
If on tho contrary you meet a ahumpback al1UJJ1pbnck ahumpback
humpback It would be good for you youto youto OU OUr
r to toshnke shake hands with him pat his hishump hishUmp hisI
I hump and give him some money If Ifhxi ithO ifha
hxi is a boggar that will bring you yougood yougood yougood
good luck Humpbacks are OXCOP exceptionally OXCOPtlonnl1y oxcoptIonatlly ¬
tionally good omens for those who whobuy whoi whobuy
i buy lottery tickets If you ou buy one onedo onedo onedo
do not see tho number or until you have haverubbed huvtI
I I rubbed It against somebodys hump humpthen l1Umpthen humpthen
then you arc sure to win a prizeNu prize prizeNumbers prlZONUD1
Numbers NUD1 Nu ors ors 7 15 and 27 are lucky 3
73 and 8 1 41 are unlucky No 13 espec especially 011 ospociallys > 00 00fn1Jy ¬
ially iallys ono on that never fails f Us to bring bringtrouble brinElfu bringtroty1
lfu troty1 trouble IC BO rifcver n ver liveIn live in In a house or orroom orroom orroom
room numbered 13 be very careful carefulwhen carofulwhen carefulwhen
when you ascend a staircase with withthirteen withthirteen withthirteen
thirteen steps never ride on a oar oarNqv oarI oarNoy
I Nqv 13 3 3 and under no olroum circumstances circumstanceseat 1pncol 1pncole inoostntdrlnk
tntdrlnk eat e t drink or wear anything that ha h hc9B haj hajcast > i icost
cost c9B you 13 cents o t or dollars or that thatyoubavo thatyou thatyou
youbavo you bavo bought on tho 13th of the themonth thfJ110J themontft
month monthTuesday J110J montftTutlaay tJl tJlTU9S
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onion days and there is I a common commonlaying commonUribe eommouuying
laying that means do not luatr marry or orstart orltart orstart
start on any 17 buslatt bUlha on Tuesday or orFriday orlrlda orFriday
Friday FridayBto lrldaBlack Fridayflirtdk
Black Bto < ik cat spider blat owl are arevary areI I II Itttry
I vary bud omen n crtAUftfft erattn lL1WtNnr ° retr Neror kct kGp kGpI p pa
a black cat at horn bo b bt iqr Iq r + to kill killill kiUIll killsit
I ill spldern you ee crawling about aboutyour abutyour Nut01Irbecl
your 01Irbecl bed and d always COM tight your yourears rourears yourears
ears when you hear an owlet hoot hootIndians hootIndlMI hoot1ndlaus
Indians abhor owlet UN tiny sayWhen say sayWhen layVhtn
When an err owlet let slag ten 1 Indian dies diesIt dieIt
It may bt untrue yet it always atwA Imp lMLppen bappens Imppens
pens pensButterfliet pensButterflies
penButltr
Butterflies Butltr I are arpod are good Or bad onions onionsaccording omenaeCCrdtnl omensaeeordtng
according to their color White on ones oneilbrine onesbring on onbring
bring happiness yellow one onM ad advise ahhreUI vis visus
us to maintain alive our hopes of love levaor
or fortune and ntl black blA k ones announce announcethat Imnouncethat announcethat
that death is stalking around us or
our
Tire Th dog is the greatest friend < 1 of ofman ofmID ofman
man no doubt about that as Ashe ho is isendowed Istndowcd Isendowed
endowed with tho power of o seeing seeingghosts leelrlRghosts seeingghosts
ghosts devils < and death When Vlu n yoa YOlthear yotthear yoahear
hear your our dog howling it is a proof proofthat proofthat prootthat
that JIG Is warning you against some somoevil lomovll someevil
evil vll event eventOne otntOno ovrntOne
One thing of appnrently small im importance 1mpOltnnco intportance ¬
portance but which brings fatal re results resuUs rcsuits ¬
suits Is the lighting Of o three cigars cigarsor
or cigarettes on the same match Ono Onoof anaof Onoof
of the three perfoni lighting their theircigars theircigArS theircigars
cigars will 111 die within the yorfr yorfrMexican yosfr1iexican o r rMtxlcan
Mexican Herald IIeraldFIGHT HeraldFIGHT HCrnhlFIGHT
FIGHT FOR PENNY POST POSTSlogan POSTSlogan POSTSlogan
Slogan Soundod 250 Years Ago AgoIn AgoIntornational AgoIntornational In International ¬
tornational Rate the Climax ClimaxIt
It Is almost n molt exactly 250 years Nlfl since sincetho slncotho sincethe
tho slogan uA A Penny Po Poet t was firstsounded first firstsounded firstouncled
sounded Tire penny post pOltbooomo became a afact nrnct afact
fact throughout the United Kingdom Kingdomonly 1 Kingdomonly < lngdomonJy
only sixtyeight years ago In Intire IntireUnited tire tireUnited th1Unlted
United States the th people obtained obtainedthat obtnlnedthat obtainedthat
that rate on a letter only twenty twentyfive twentyfive twentyfive
five years carl ago As that event oc occurred occurred ¬
curred on October Octo r 1 18S3 tho es establishment ostabJlshment establishment ¬
tablishment last Thursday lhurJkl y in a very veryquiet veryqultt veryquiet
quiet manner of a penny post be between between between ¬
tween Great Britain nnd the United UnitedStates UnitedPtntps Unitedstates
States was In reality lm1it not only a most mostfitting mostfit mostfitting
fitting fit ling but an epoch making cele tolebratlon celebration ¬
bration of the reduction of internal
letter postage to two cents It Is Isbelieved IsbeHeved Isbelieved
believed hat only a few years willFiapse will willfiapse willfiapse
fiapse before this rate will be adopt adopted ¬
ed between bt tween many countries countriesReductions countriesReductions ountrlolneductlon
Reductions and ImproMements hnpro1 monts in inpostal inpostal inpostal
postal rates have ba ve been ba n obtained only onlyby on onlyby 1 1by
by constant battling It has required requiredbroadminded requlredhronc1mlnd requiredbroadminded
broadminded d men willing to sacrifice sacrificemoney lficrlficomoncy sacrificemoney
money and time to obtain the Inesti inestlrnable Inestimable inestimable
mable boon of inexpensive communi communication communication communication ¬
cation in writing There are a anum anumbor num number numher
her of little known facts connected connectedwith
with the fight of tho truo phllan phllankthroplsts ph phllanthroplsts lJ an anthroplstl
kthroplsts who have won so much for forthe fortho forthe
the development of the th worlds civil civilIzation civilIzallon civilization
Ization The struggle for tire trans transfor tMinlor transfor
for or of a letter l ttcr or message at a cost costof COltof costof
of ono penny English or two cents centsAmerican contiAmorlenn centsAmerican
American began in ho days of the theEnglish theEnillsl1 theEnglish
English Commonwealth Charlea Cha 1oa T Tthe Tthe Tthe
the impecunious monarch several severalyear lovoralyenra severalyears
year before his hi execution establish established ¬
ed the Lotter Office in England EnglandThis Engtnntlfhls 1JnglandThis
This was wn farmed out to Thomas With WithoringR Withorings VllhorlngPl
oringR for life ho receiving a amon amonopoJy mon monopoly menopoly ¬
opoly of the carrying of letters Tho Thochflrge Thorh Thecharge
charge rh rgo was sixpence a nlotter letter This Thiswas ThlrsWAS Thlswas
was such a high price that many persons per persons perons ¬
sons made uio of other means of get getting gnttin grttang ¬
ting tin their letters to their destina destination elesUnatlon destination ¬
tion Private undertaken unc1 rtAkeks under undertook undoltoolc llndortools ¬
took to perform the service at cut cutrates cutrat cutrates
rates rat l anal parliament at odds with withtho withUro withthe
the king refused r UIOc1 to support his let lettor lottor lettor
tor carrier In tho Intters offortt to topunish topunish topunish
punish the undertakers by Im Imprisonment 1mprlsonmen m mprisonment ¬
prisonment t Ten years o r lat later r tho thoundertakers thoundprtAkol theundertakers
undertakers wore still a thorn in inthe Intho inthe
the flash and tin official letter car carrier onrrlen carnor ¬
nor and another did In ryotous man manner mannor mannor ¬
nor with a words and other wenponu wenponuby wCNlponby
by force break broaklnto Into the house where wherethe whorotho whorethe
the Goods and Letters r otter of the Under Undertakers Unclortakera Undertakers ¬
takers wore Vt l 0 and thrust their servants servantsout lrvnntsout
out of doors and ajter tter ter threatening threateningspoeche lhrntonlngIpoochl threateningspeeches
speeches and many mln more outrages outragesreatraygnod outrolOIroatrtgnocl outragesrertraygnod
reatraygnod the thorn undertakers unclr korl from fromreceiving fllomrQoolvlni fromreceiving
receiving Letters JAttonNew New York Trlb Trlbuno Trlbuno Tribuna
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