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CRUEL PLUMAGE TRADE FASHION'S TOLL. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
CRUEL PLUMAGiE TRADE F.LSHION'S TOLL. Following tile lead given by the Ul.it ed States, a large number of people gatlhered at the Whitehall ?irms on Monday to express their appro lat of a Hill intended to prohibit tihe importa tion into the United Kingdom of tihe skins an.lI plumes of certain bircs, says "Lloyd's W-eekly" of November 27. Sir Harry Johnston. tihe tamour tra clier., who Drcsided, said if tiiele rere no insects, ticks, molluscs. or worms. two-thirds of the world's diseases would come to an end, and for the lmitaltiort.of these pests there was no such agency so potent as birds. If the normal proportion of birds were diminished, crops and orchards cuffer ed. Farmers and fruit-growers of Southern England had complained of the scarcity of swallows, due to the passion which prevailed lr Italy and France for the destruction of small birds. HIunters who workedl for the great trading houses obtained the skins and plumes for the most part for dress trimmings and hats of rich an...
VEST POCKET ESSAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
VEST POCKET ESSAYS. J By George aTItch. The Atlautie Ocean is tha second' largest collection of wV0tnces an tho globe. It is '20,000 ,iles long, 5000 miles wide, and o de,'p in spots thaN the tallest man whlo rever lived would havre five miles to go beforo reac.hS bottom, after getting in ofler his hida The. Atlantic Ocean r.c-hes from the effete ruins of antiquity on tho eaal to the electric-lighted prospectusco oe to-morrow on the west. It is cooled.b the mountainous icehrrst of the pola7 regions, and heated at the equatorb the overlasting sun, bemgi thus jlens fully supplied with hot on. .old water. It splashes restlessly uron the Tever ladeo jngles of Airiet, cerreSA o? ng lonl with its fofgs, and ia perTumel bd the orchid jungles of Bra.ln. Tho *id African plunges into it off Lhbriaj(he Eskimo htases the polnr l,.'ar' throi its surf nit Gru:nbld, arnl ::t .Prrs gani:t tthe millionaircr dir s il?tfont of a thlousand camera. ft birings thb macke:rel to Norway, to arc!dino to Fra?...
A BIRD'S LOVE DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
A BIRD'8 LOVE DANOE. In tropica:l Snth America, Tnd tn o.me of the idl:nd. of the PI'acifie, theri is to ,3- ftuI te Inmautiful lir', !:nown as th jaean. It is f:lamou.s for .its no calk!d lore anue, which is i-.ex- ti'.1 Ev th,: , male lir, ti rxcite thIe admir. tion rof thie fnemale irdr. When tte rirrnK ~oscon approanclrs tiii jacana wrill sin:og out it, f:avorite and try to r.v Ih,-r admiration with all its h'-r?tch ing mronrter-re~s. Irn tb ? ,ane the wirng a.re spread ?t, r nd workled in r.urh a mrnnor thaflnt the b1,autifurl-eorore.d fean thirs producer a ibrilliant effect. A woman entered a R dentist's olice to have amovral teoth extracted, and afterr talking it ovrer with the dcntist, agreod to take gi:". "You will lo unconcirious for oniy .a ,rfc mnuinutans, lhe .nhR ? rer.;renr?d. The woman took lir poclket-hoolr rout and bega:n to count her me,ay. "Neva-r mind that now," 'anid the den tist. "You do not havs to pay until "I wnrn't going to pay you." ex plaiorcd the woman....
SPEED OF ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
SPEED OF ANIMALS. It is believed that no anirml hr s ever exceeded the speed which cnn he attairred by the horse. Instantaneo?u? photographs of one famonus specimwn showed the full length of a complet. strido to be about twentyg-ir feet. Th hare has not in reality the seed rcf the dog. The dog, on the other har.. d'es not-attsain the speed of the Fraoe The giraffo is said to run at tho rr, of fifteen yarns per second under t!:, most fravorable eonditions. Theo ,. phannt, going at the rate of two 7 rds a cecond, carries a weight approcim? r ing to that carried by six horscs.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
ASSURANOE 00. LTD. ESTD. 1782. FIRE. ACCIDENT. EMPLOYERS" LiASIITY. ,OSSES PA!D EXCEED 85 300 Lohes?· by BUSH FIRE3 and by LIC 4 4J, r madte good by thul Coes, AGENTS WAHTED. '::- - 461 7 471 5OURXE ST., MELBQ.I.E. DALCETY A CO, LTD.. AlIIIt. Pickled Pears.-To four and a-hal? -bounds of fruit allow one pound and p-half of sugar, one pint of good wine sPr cider vinegar, a little cinalnon, land the rind of a lemon. Peet the vears, which should be just on the Iyrerge of ripeness, halve them, an4 re Anove tho cores. Bo!l togethei the inegar and sugar, skimming it thor 'oughly. Put in-the pears with the cn eamon and lemon-rind, and simmer Lcier a clear fire until the fruit is ten Ier., Then lift out the pears and place @dhem in jars and p6ur the hot syrup ibver them. After a week drain off Ithe syrup, re-bollit, and again pour 't over the fruit. When cold fasten down securely. • Prentice-st., Ea?t St. KI!da. - Sc .Stember :. Ul. .fr, Brln.--L a mnthler of eleven tchl "eo. write to hel it...
A SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
A SECRET. My laddio's a' the world t n~e 'Tis to himself I owe it That I can never more r4to free But, ahl he must not know it) When from my side he roams aw--a'- - .LEcarco belerve I'm linga , s Buit when he's here-my laddie-al. I dio for want of givingl Why must I think upon his smil4. His eyes o'erbright and bonny ? His gladness that dloth re begufile It robs my heart of cn y? Were I a lad, and he a maid, I would not be see winniag . To wound too deepi'r be afra4J - And deem iuch rsetne-, sinn.mg) -Florence. Earlo Goates., Joy is the peculiar feeling experi. enced by the man who counts hi. money and discovers that he has all he thought he had and a few d?ellars more. She was a lady visitor to the prison, kindly and well meaning, and as she chatted with a burglar who had bees sentenced to six month-' imprisonment, she thought ,he detected signs of re form in him. "And now," she said, 'hnve you any plans for the future on the expiratioa of yollr sentence?" "Oh, yes, ma.'amF' he __a...
JUDGE NOT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
JUDGE NOT. There are nzmbers of rircumstancne which attend every nactn ct a man.I life, which can nerer come to the ionw. redge of tho world-yet ougit to Be known, ant well weighecd. blefore see tence aith any justire can he tassed upon him. A man may hlave iffereq) ewo*s, and a diff'rent csnrs of thimgp from what ha judges hare; and whab ho understandR and fai1,s, and what pasms within him may - r eecret trea. sured] up deopl/ there for ver.
USEFUL BYE-PRODUCTS. What is Gained With the Saving Habit. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
USEFUL BYE-PRODUCTS. What Is Gained With tho Szving Habit. By John 31. Oskison. Credited to T. T. Munger is the fo !oing:- ' "The habit of saving is itseol an ccl ducation. It fosters revery virtue. It teaches self-denial. It cultirtes a senso of order. It trains to fore thought, and so broadens the mind. It reveals the meaning of the word busi ness, rwhich is something Tvery dififer sit .from its routine." Self-olenial, a sense of order and f6re thought are the very vitals of business success, They are enough to win a mnclest success for anybody. T?ley aro not hidden from the sght of anylslu. hbut "lwithin'tho" re5ce of all.' And Mr. 3funger belirev~s that by a'quiring the habit of s:ifig you will get tlheso essentials as a by-product. Businiess success means simply -s.ing care to see that what comes in .shall always be a little more than what oes cut. It means being suro that every dollar invested shall bring a fewrr ent more than a.dollar ithin a roe-on ably short tmo. Very soon ...
THE INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
THE INDUSTRIOUS IMOUSE. Many rears ago a studious Scotsman named bravid Hutton proved _that stores of the profitable energy were go ing to waste among those tiny but active folk, the ordinary domestic mice. In the snmmer of 1812 I had occa-. sion (he wrote) to be in Perth. While inspecting the toys and trinkets that were manufactured by the French pris oners in the depot there, my attention was attracted by .a little toy house with a wheel in the ahle that was running rapidly round, impelled hby the activ ity of a common mouse, For one shil hin I purchased the house, the mouse andi the wheel. SBut how to apply half-ounce power, which is the welght of a mouse, to a useful purpose was the difficulty. At length the manufacture of soewing thread seemed the most practicable. Tho investigator foundn that an ordin ary mouse would' run on the avenrage ten and a-half milos a day; he had one mouse that ran the remar~kable distance of eighteen miles in that time. A half. penn/s worth of oatmea...
THE ART OF THE CONJUROR. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
THE ART OF THE CONJUROR. S?cience has enabled modern conj?ur ors to do tricks that would fill the old school of magicians with wonler. Wherever applicable to the stage, the modern magician has adopted the no vel features of inventions, and. com bining then with his sleightof-hand, has brought forth an entirely new style of mago. A trick performed long ago consist ed of pourng from a single bottle scv eral, different liquids into glaslse set upon a table in full view of the andi ence. In the first. glass nas water, in the next wine, in the next milk. The secret lay in the construction, of the bottle which was composed of vari ons chambers. In ench of these was placed a certnin liquid, the flow being controlled by valves in the bottle's neck immediately under the finger of the mna gcian. Tho great weakness of the tri~ck lay in this-that the magician did not permit the bottle to go out of his hand to be examined by the audience; hut the re cent discoveries of chemists enable the maiici...
THE "SILENT SISTERS." [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
NtE "SILENY. SISTERS." There i iscommunitty of women nenr Diarrtits who ulas their lirves in silence. They livo and die in the onvcnt of the Silent .Sisters, and are burled in silence in the little cemetery within the walls of the iroinds. At four o'clock, win ter and summer, they leave their bare cells, and for three unbroken hours tell their bends and say their pyers, until?thev are summoned to their Spar tan breakfast. Two more hours they spend, later in the day, with their roe saries and prayers in a EcChid cor nor of the chapel, the rest of the day being devotedto work of varions kindcs and to meditation. in tha.rgfeetory-a daik-, unilnlnrtin cksmbe?-th sand-,d floor, slinga whch ruan. w ' tabhles anId henchen--the tales ireread fer the midday me.iL with an array of brown water-ugsn and wooden spoons and forks displayed on coarse serviettes, which take the pnlace of a tablecloth. During the meals not a sound is heard-a whisper even wouldl be a grave offence bringing sawift p,? ...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
The Heatrt of a Girl.I By) HENRY i/.RMER, luth~o- of "The Soney-Len.jor." 12a l.l?try -:=eee.' "L' -!age,'" tc. 1 ;A'M Rights Reservei.) Nti-.t nic~-ing Qu'ceui ajta upl at, day /._rd br movin -shout, "i th'ought I wouldn't -ake your .atber, Queen!e. to say good-byr to ,,ou. What with rbuock.and reverses, a p 'a quit:o worm out last night" When MLrs. Pr-ce, /bccoming more brvrY-moae, qrettior.ed the wisdooa Of -Queeaio gsb to i Hasted, knowing what they WO, an;'Voil's, and seein that the ev?im'ng japers would'proba bly contaki ~s1l information, Qacen? e sed hot v;a-ds, and said she was go log. She wae just leaving wirh Deryl, and had: riddea her'mbther gooad-bye, w'hea ,Pllp shuifed frm his bed roomi. 'ring a shabby oveF~Cot over h i?-J?mas, and wished her good hye. le 4'as awfully sorry to worry her at sth a time; but hb had an appoint aent with Mr. Thornme at eleven ohl?dk. Hlis clothes were fairly dO n, but he hadn't a c~eaa shirt mr a --ear to his nama? and be must ?t~ve -awler ...
The Divining Rod. EXPERIMENTS CONVERT CONGRESS OF INVESTIGATORS. CAUSES OF PHENOMENA. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
The Divining Rod.?? .1 r EXPI'EfItIIENTS CONVET CON t?ESS 1OF' INVESTIGATO[tS. CAUSES OF PHENIr)MF.NA. Much to the surprise of a scepti cna public, the "divinieg rod con gress" just held at ITalle (Germanmy). has attracted an extraordinary amount of attention from serious German scientists. The congress was called together to determine what scientific basis, if any, there is for the ancient theory that underground springs or de-l posits of ore can hIe located by tire use of the "diviining rod" The mcembers included a large nunt I her of agriculturists, geologists, and geogranphers from all parts of the world, including not only Europe, but Africa and America. Professional '"Rutenganger." or cx perts in the use of the "rod." were also on hand to give the benefit of their experience. The conclusions of congress will come as a surprise to those who long ago dismissed the " divining rod" theory as a relic of ancient superstition. The members decided that the wonders achieved by the "rod...
A PUNSTER'S POLITENESS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
A PUNSTEW!S POITEN1ESS. Mr. Saze, the American joker and poet, once became acqluainted on a steamer with a lively young lady, to whom he made hiimself venr agreeah!be. "Good-byo, Mr. Sazxel' said the yoang lady at parting. 'I fear you will soon be forgetting me." "Ah, my dear young lady," said the inveterate pun.ter, "i I were not a married man already you may be snro I'd be for getting you 1" Mickey and Dennis were working in a garden near a bachire and a bed of onions whaEn, a bee :stung Dennis on the wrist. "I always tld yes whin ye get 3 stiung ar a bee to scack it and thin rub in onion jaricc," naid 1Mickey. After a tlacrt time a bee Ildged on Mi,:m(ky'a? neck. "Ob. Denni., tere's w~an on me neck l' he ::lhuted. "Oh, 'tLia gomne down litwcen me shouldersl I: m sLtung-' "Suclk it, M?li:krey" ordered Dennis. "Suck it annd IIl rub in the nione juice I" Teacher. What is the proper time to gather apple:s, Jo]hnny? Johnny: When the farmer'o dog is tied up.
MORTICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
- MORTICIANS. Long ago, when man departed from this earth to face his Maker, then his lovd ones, broken-heartcd, called the village undertaker; now when man's in that condition, dead as death can ever make him, people summon the morti cian to embalm and undertake him: When my beard begins to harbor wrens and robms, great and lesser, I consult the nearest barber, not tonsorial pro fcssor. When I have some news that orter printed he. to stir men's wonder, I riong up a good reporter-noet a jour nalist, by thunder! When the sur goon and physician do their worst and leave me dying I will murmur: "No mortician round my carcase shall come p~rying! When rm carried to God's acreo. see the doings are condneted by a ,eod old undertaker on. old-fashioned lines constructedl HTow I hate these fancy handles men adopt, to soothe their vitals; they are but dull-witted vandals who reject time-honored titles. He is safest, sanest. smartest, who es chews all sonndine lingo; do not claim to be an "artis...
WHAT PEOPLE DO. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
WHAT PEOPLE DO. Dy Walt 3faSORL "I used to insist that this is the best of all possible worlds," remarked thd druggis~."but the moro I read the newspapers the mnoro I find that be liefdslipping. There is so much ingra titudtl in the world, that a man can't slhke a stick at it. I was reatding a hideous story in the newspaper this morning. "An-old ioman in a small Wisconsin town was taken to the poorhouse the other day, and the journey broke her heart. In her better days, when she was able to work and earn money, that woman made a business of adopting children and giving them a chance in •life. She reared three girls, and all of them married well and live in comfort able homes at this hp~r. A·n not sine! of the three would liftas~esni to keep the old woman froin'thd poorh'ouse~. Such a story as that makes a man won der whether human nature isn't a rem nannt counter affair."' "1kcfore a man makes up his mind. to condemni the human raons because of such. a story," siaid thoe. rilhlgo pa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 14 January 1914
SUPREME AMONG SCOTCH YWHISKIES AGE AND QUAUTY GUARANTEED. JANES WATSON & C. LT? DUNDEE. cf/ta,. - e k r as~c is~ ;ugsee OI INVNNTORsU PATENT Obtained in Commonwealth and Els. where for Improred methods of Adppli ances, Toola, etc., of any description. Full Information, Coata, etc, aent on aptllcatlon to A. 0. SACE SE. 0E AUSTRAIUAN WIflOW' FUND BtILDING8, Carner Cctllna and WillIam ta... MELuOpJRNE. ge is af nlar-tholGht!'7U man who th r.his evi- of hlims'lf. Pleasiar exlhilar.: So groat hasa Lecc. the rio LOn LOe price of pcarlia during the lact 15 y-rs that it ia eCtirnatad by a writer in cha Pars "Raynve" that a nmidlac bougns for £20,Og) at the end of the nine toontlh century. might noa be 'zp.ct ed to fetch £2C0O,(j). With the con. gIant increnne of wailth, the value of pearls ia likoly to contunue to i .creao and a good collection may be regarled as one of the moat profitahlo of Inr.rt ments. 3 0~ 40,·,
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 21 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By KENRYSI IFARMER, Author of "Tho Mon..v-L-eder., "P'It Quiltry Street. " bondhage,' etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VI. Witnesses had been examined and cross-examined. Medical experts, call ed respectively for the defence and the prosecution, had flatly disagreed on the symptoms of the after effects of cer tain:narcotics. Bank clerks and ofi cials had gone into the figure side of the case. A famous maker of safes and strong rooms had given expert evi dence. Police and detectives had gone over the oldground, but more minutely than, before the magistrates. Every effort had been made to trace Roy •Stannard; the description furnished by the prisoner had been more widely cir culated, and the bank had offered a re ward; but the man seemed to have van ished into thin air. The defence had failed to produce a single witness to prove such a. man's presence in Hasted on the night of the crime, as apart from the prisoner's uncorroborated statement. The roomy assize co...
A Kindly Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 21 January 1914
A Kindly Burglar. ---+--- A London morning paper says A"A burglar at Los Angeles has won a lifelong friend by a kindly oction. HIfe entered the house of a Mrs. Morris lnte at night, and met her suddenly on the stairs. IlIs 'evol ver overs'l her in a secondl. "Throw up your hands !" he ordered. lrs. Morris hardly seemed to see him.. She pushed hinm on one sid.', nin ing, "My hbay is dying. I want 0 doctor." The[ burglar gripped hr by the wrist, "What'e the m hate'r he demanded. "It's croup," sI" an swered. The burglar put the revol 'er hnck into his hip pocket. " ( have five of my own," he said curt ly. "'In out on this night lay to keep then, from starving. Il lIt what I cnn for you." "'l1,c w' an starel, at hin,, only half under standing, him. "(;et me a kettle of hot water," he said. IT. mi,,xed. anf emetic ndl admlnist.'rc It, ani for no hour si t ruidn~~ig th,' child's gheost- with ioil: In tihe .end h' shli, hash nolt of the houto quietly. while .Mrs. M..frris nun riot II...Lin...