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A Good Two Miles. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
A Good Two Miles. After a hard day's work at manoen vres, a battalton of soldiers were marching wearily along a seemingly interminable country road, when they met a man on horseback. I say," said the officer in command, "how far is it to the next town?" "About two miles," was the reply. For another hour the soldiers tramped, and then met another strain ger. "How far is it to the next town?" he was asked. "A good two miles, I should say," was the reply. Another hour paseed, and then an other horseman was encountered. "How far?" he repeated, in answer to the same question; "oh, not far, only about two miles." "WVell," sighed the optimistic ofti cer, "thank goodness, we are holding our own, anyhow."
Longest Aerial Cableway. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
Longest Aerial Cableway. A remarkable aerial. cahleway, about 7 miles long,. is soon to lie built across the mountain Itrriers separating the famous V/le of K'ash muir,. in the Jndian nativ` State of ?ashmnir, froni the 'plains of the Punja). It will be by far the long est cableway in the world, sn.s a. consular report otk this subjec:t: the longest at present being one" o twenty-two niles iln Argentina. The plan of constructing an' ordinary railway into Kashmir has been pro nounced iiuprancticable onl account of the loose conglolmerate nature ofnT the soil iix this part of the Him.a layas, which causes innumeralile sliis and tile fallirg of huge houlders into K.ashmir, extending about 2liJ miles between RFawalpindli unit Srin ,gar, was only built with thegreat est difliculty,v and with much loss 'of ife due to - slips; w hile its niaote nonce osts the Kashmnir overn nent about £100 a 'nmile per annum, chiefly spent in repairing slips an, bridges. The projected cableway is likely to...
Wages in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
Wages in South Africa. South Africa is i;-rpetnnlty faeed with th., problem oi keepins it" i- t o? t l red in k ,rv s tin order. i he wshil min ot n:pturat.l ditlike th iit. i o larboareri. hecatio their pr,?,nce tend, t,, kevp 1,.w-t th" rot, of -oz". For i, m w tit)me it ha11 h-11 Anl mnderstnod thirua heteen nmaiters and men in the Transvant that na tives should not compete with whites in occulpations that dentand skillled labotr. No black was therefore al lowed to become an engineer, car penter, stonemnason, or bricklayer. Grmalually the door is being opened, and the Tranavaal whites feel that they wil! shortly be forced to work on the samnne footing as the native, jimtt as fellow-whites int the Cape Province already do. At present in the Transvaal a white miner receives about £1 per day of eight hours, whilst the native gets less than £1 per week, and is niade to ?Nsork more hours. No enloored rian is adlott.'d to hold ;t t.lasting certiticati, although tni.ty of thei cou¢l do ...
LORD STRATHCONA AND THE "WHITE WASH." [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
LORD STRATHCONA AND THE "WHITE WASH." SFrom the time he emigrated to Can ada, at the age of eighteen, until he was forty-eight, the late Lord Strath cona spent all his time at varfous posts of the Hudson Bay Company, newly located on the Labrador. In all those thirty years among the northern Indians and the Eskimos, Donald Smith, as he then was, held h'mself strictly to the niceties of life; so that when, as a man of middle age, he returned to civllised life and the highest office In the gift of the Hud son Bay Company. there were no rough edges of either speech or man ner to be overcome. Nothing shows this better than a story told on the Labrador while he was governor of the company. It is a rule of the Hudson Bay Company that no woman shall be allowed pass age on its boats. One day, as a steam er of the company neared one of the northernmost ports, a string, of white garments was seen stretched across deck. The watchers were amazed: for to them the wash-line suggested only the pre...
LEILA AND HER LOVER Published by Arrangement with Ward Lock and Co. Ltd. Lond. and Melb (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XVIII. Three in England. I. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
LEILA ANM iER LOVER By MAX PEMIBERTON. Published by Arrrnernmen. with Ward Lock and Co. Ltd, Lond. and M.le!b (All Rights Reserved.) CHIAt"FER XVIiI. Three in England. I. Desdy sent Ioil'ti. great bunch ,if red roses and a misapelld letter fro:. Datton. That was just li\': dayIs aft:er Heresford's dea:th, and a ponsscri, tumrn in Gerahline's hlandlwrlitin= tol her of the lmonli'tols evenlt. "It mav make a great &lt;e:ial of difference, '" Getr aldine said in hicr prosaic way-bitt Leila thought lirst of thle llowcr which the child had gathered. Roses, red ros.es-how few of their leaves had been scattered in her path! She renmembered the Mourue Mountains and the lonely garden and the cottage wherein the lad's voice had beetn heard. Hit-re in her cell, she heard no bruit of the world save that which came from the streets afar. The women who told her what to do were so lmany automata, without heart, and as it would seem withoru: humanity. The man who loved her was across the sea...
Your Feet Weigh More when You are Asleep. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
Your Feet Weigh More when You are Asleep. You often hear a person complain of his head feeling heavy after a long sleep. As a metter'of fact, his. head is ronsiderabhly lighter, and his legs and fet just that mruch heavier, when he' gets up than Whenl he went"to bed: Experiments have shown that if a lman goes to sleep on a bed sus pelnded 'exactly .t" the middle point •of his weight his head legins, to tip rlowly up' and his feet go down. This is due to the fact that wlhen we sleep the blood in the brain goes oilf to':the other parts of the body. The moment the brain wakes to life again it draws the blood back. Another of the curious facts brought to light by scientists who are fond of trying to solve the mystery of sleep 'is that when one is fast asleep some part of his brain or several parts of it may at the sanme time he awake. A manl may walk, talk, sing, "or solve mathe mnatical 'problems, and yet at' the same time lh safely in the land of nod.: It seemsnL hard or inmpossible t...
One On the Tourist. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
One On the Tourist. -+------- "I 'pose if I should try s ride th;at ra:hijne I"d break my nek ?" .sai, a ~anwky-looking fIllow, as he lookeold at the bicycle agulinst the lmp-post. "No. youn wouldn't," replied the hicyclist, winking at the bystand ers. ."It's the easiest thing in the world to do. \'Anybody can ride one of these machines if he only thinks so." "I want to kno?,," exclaimed the gawky young youth. " I'ye think I could stay on it if I got on ?" "I know you could.' 'An' miak' 'er go ?' "'Of course." •"You're tryin' to fool tme." "Don't you- want to try it ?" And the tourist in knickerbockers winkedl slyly once more at the in terested spectators. 1noW 0o yOt Keep irom itlinig on the thing ?" "All you've to do is to climb on, start it, going, and keep going. Just try it. Hlerr, get on." The gawky young man took hold ce' the bicycle awkwardly, and trun diled it out to the middle of the road. "It isn't quite as good a one as I've got at holne," he said, us he noulnted it and ...
A DUELLING ACTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
A DUELLING ACTOR. .ames QUin. who die on J.an enry 21. 1776, was a hire aiciit..i Iopiliir mun in thi sta'. .ini a 1oplar nman in his retirmtlenit it Bath, chir.ii h ruletd th : '-i boar, ilven aI~ th.ul Nash ri?le the cremnlnies oi he P'rnmp Rol0 . "hIt he wa .ilything but uof i peaceable diipoisitioi hi dcuellin.i reioril .sho w. Ont ona ocrLaioli. lduring a pirfrmnance of "Cait," a slip was made by an acto)r nOlliel \Willi inms, where"ollioi Quin slipped in an improlnptlu igaug-line. Williamis. greatly upset, waitedt to intercept Quin aS he went to his lodgings. The latter, seeing a drawn sword in the handi ,otf?Willaiams promptly drew his own weapn;i.anrd, defending himself coolly against a rash at tack, ran the uhfortunate relloc through the body, killint hint on the "pot.. Quin surrendered -himiself at once to justice, andl the .act that he was the person attacked, anl that he only defendted himself fronm a man who sought hig life. carried Sif ftiient weight to .lotl ton a ord...
INGREDIENTS OF A MUD PIE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
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ARMY SLANG. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
ARMY SLANG. T~hrrn is mo~re slale.;ng~,lh amongldicrh ,,ch~aiJ- ii En?l g]llaI. irome llsillill maio' ples],' w?',r, give bl )y (.or Ural P'. L K.i(J g, ,of t io ;2nd L i f,. S;uars,' in th, Houi , hs·i ldlr i I1rig.,.' "TI. rl h( Irk.e" i'? fl.'la ?) it cals 1 ki' . El ence : ol ntllt', i lll l 10?, -0 ;I r-,?l· i,' I" )-~ 1,?) : "l ',,hl i( 'll tr i v I II lls I ,lfier r luf r t,'' nl'h . l..llSrk h - 'fri bll. ?f ci 'If Io c fteL we riur'' frr lilf .L pennyworf h ' rll a',?, d rll n ' i5 !?/?Vl#; T " in/ir" for? ,smatll irl •,' llita itl, lre s l tS ml, ll t,?i i$ "dlirty, 1il ." ll&lt; tl is "&lt;an drl,. fl ,." 1hiifl il to Id ;I'a ri fi" llifii ffr w h.i h ',, l. i,.h trl.1;s hll%? brlll, ', - ',ll, anll 11ith fh 1' flnff Lh.it :1 half f lCllfl Cl n i" knI n? l * 'Ihll? I " .ur.slir tr," urand is *',n ti ihe Ih,+?s. Shiuld silui ntlrn ! ith :, stat.ntilt yiii 5ay "S.?ure as lh?nt,'' xulwreas', if on,;u ,is~llrr,, ?+? .,, mark, 'Whit's ',tinir tif ?" Band.t aIs'...
GIGANTIC FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 27 May 1914
GIGANTIC FISH. ~-4- The year 101, will long be re inlemhered, among salmon anglers as that in which the biggesti soalmon caught in a Scottish river for 2"8 years was landed. The fish, which was caught in the 'Tweil towards the end of the year, srcaled 5.5311. four hours after being landed, and is the heavicst taken from that river since 1886, when one of 5711b. was caught by Mr. Prvnyor froui the IDfike of ltoxburghe's water. If the recently-landed fish had been weighed inmmediately after capture, it is estimated that the fish would hiave attained close upon 3571h., for the longer such a fish relluillns olt of the water the lighter it becomes. At all events, the Scotch 55-poun; der was the largest rod-killed 'sn?t mon of the Tweed since 1886, al though it shoulld be pointed out that a silon"n weiglhing 581b. was also taketi in the Altonl River, Norway. Anglers tell many thrilling stories of the struggles they have" to land a 401bOlh; or 501b. salmon, but it mnust ie tame sport compa...
FULL OF RESOURCE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
FULL OF RESOURCE. Jean Bart, a French naval comman der of the last part of the seven teenth century was at one time order ed to Convey the Prince de Contl, a candidate for the throne of Poland, to Dantzi?e, a voyage fraught with dan ger, as his vessel must pass through the waters where. were cruising the hostile fleets- of the English and Dutch. During the passage, the lit. tle squadron was chased by the en emy, and Bart, as soon as they were reported; called his little son to him and gave him whispered instructions. The pursuit continued for eight hours. and at the end of that time, the en emy was no longer in sight. Thcen Bart went down into the cabin. where the prince had been sitting in ignor ance ot the day's excitement. "You've had a narrow escape, mon seIgneur," said he.
Fools and Their Money. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Fools and Their Money. I A Ir.Fian unexlpectedly inherited thI 2,3i. Iie beani to live in the most expenJive manlier in St. Petersburg, keeping a yacht mun, racehorses. lie gae thle finest enter tailnments to his friends, in the course of which mnirrors in the res taurannts were frequently broken by champagne bottles and glasses ibeing thrown about, but he invariably paid the bill cheerfully. Recently, liscovering that he had come to the end of his nmorny, he invited all his friends to a fete on an island, whi ther they were taken in his yacht. They spent the ilay in revelry, but when the last visitor had been landed on his way home, the owner of the yacht sank her, and the next day ap plied to the nmunicipality of St. Petersblurg for a job as crossing sweeper at 13s. a week, and got it. A short tinme ago a man was ar rested on lroadway., New York, as a vagrant and a beggar, and sent to gaol for ten day's. In this way a sadt story of fortune and folly caine to light. The - noan was ...
36 Cannon Balls in a Bag. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
36 Cannon Balls in a Bag. -4·-t--- i The mnarician pr.oduc. a snall h;tandthag anl inferms rhe audience that he h. .t tfilled iulh "-ifllh. ca1nnhmall'?, He op,,n.s up1 tl haFTn and takes ,ut a hbdll hich he pIawle to the audilenCe for examLitUa tion. 'ne iall Is fond tol he the lCnullille artich. He a[kIll.s a few?I pastes with the wanl n and produces llother hell. and io on until ;fi of them lie on the floor. Calls Made of Spring Wir3 In reality the first ball. which is the one exainett., is the real can non ball, the others are spiral spherical slprings covered with black cloth (Ft'ig. 1). These balls can be pressl together in Iflat disks and put in the bag, IFig. 2, without takling up any great amount of space. When the spring is.released it will till out the llack cloth to represent a rannnon tnll that can not be liSitnguisheCl irou the real article.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
ASSURAME 0. LTD. ESTD. 1782. WORKERS' CO?iGPENSATIO1. FIRE. ACCIDENT. LOSSES PAID EXCEED ,9 00:0,0o. `La by UH FIRTrs and LibyrT In.i y made giood b thys Comp any. AGENTS WANTED. VioTltA^ 461 To 471 B3UHXE ST., oALn & ELOEURNE. DALCETY & CO LTD., AGENTS. POULTRY FOR EXPORT. Ah Classees wanted. We buy by live weight Crates lent. No Commiesslon or Cartage Charged. Chickens & Ducklings, 6d lb. Old Fowls from 2/- to 4/6 pair, any breeds. DAVID HYLAND & SONS, 8ENNITT'S FREEZING WORKBS, MELBOURNE. FOR CHILDRES TEFTITING. t1h"r· !. notZin ?" a1 eql to KEINOT'S SOOTII ISG POWDERS. They are a safe nnl certain remedy; I!- pkt.;: no-ted I/l stams. KER"? OT. Chemist. GEELONG. PITT'S POISONED WHEAT. For destroyln f rfltt. Mtice. Sp:lrr ?w and Parrots. ttc. It I.. the onls- curtin nnd genuine Dreparation. I?efuse all mitntions. In td (largo 1I-i yellow packets; 2/6 Farm?ers' Tins. ' ,l' ~ There aor moros, "ie natI ':l o' in which ch, frlt in.s. canot l, pl :, or en...