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CROYDON CENTENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. Robert Coles, an old soldier, who was born on Christmas Eve, 1S0S, cele brated his lOGth birthday at Croydon recently. Ilis wife is ninety-three years old, and throughout the year lie has regularly [etched her old-age pension and his own from Selhurst Post Office, nearly half a mile away. Left fatherless at the age of four teen, Coles ran away from home and joined the GSth Foot (Durham I.ight Infantry). lie served- through the Crimean War (1S54-G.) at the base as ollicer's servant, six out af Beven of his masters dying from wounds or disease. After fifteen years in the Army he was employed for a time by a sister of General Gordon. He passed through Stafford on June 14, 1S56, the day when William Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner, was executed. He remembers the 41b. loaf selling at 1/3. When the present King was crowned in .Tune, 1911. the old man disappeared in the early morning and was away all day. He had gone to London and saw the Coronation pro cession, supportin...
Handicapped. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Handicapped. Saxe, the American poet, was once taking a trip on a steamer, when he Cell, in,, with. a lovely young lady to whom lie made himself very agree able. Of course, he made an impres sion upon the damsel, who said at parting-"Good-bye, Mr. Saxe, I fear you will soon be forgetting me." "Well, my dear young lady," said the inveterate punster, "if 1 was not a married man already, you may rest assured I'd be for getting you."
8000 MILES FOR A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
8000 MILES FOR A WIFE. From the banks of the sunny Nile to the western slopes of the mighty Rocky Mountains is the long trip Mr. Percy Williams, of London, is taking to win a blushing bride. Mr. Wil liams is a wanderer 011 the face of the earth. Born in London thirty .years ago, he quitted the city when he was twenty-one years of age to begin a roving career. On the continent of Europe he spent two or three years most of the time wandering along the Mediterranean Sea. Then he wander ed to South America for a year or two, most of which time he was en gaged in various occupations in the Argentine. Four years ago he went home to England. There lie met his fate in the form of a dainty English maiden. He wandered 011 into Africa, finally securing a fine position in Cairo, Egypt. In the meantime the lady had removed from London to British Col umbia, with her parents. Nothing daunted, however, the stalwart lover sailed from Cairo to London, then across the ocean to Quebec, then over land a...
The Difference. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
The Difference. "if you wish to distinguish between the death of a barber and the death of a sculptor, how would you do it?" asked .Tack Merriless. "I don't know. Perhaps you will en lighten me," said his pal, Bob Syrm slick. "Well, to put it concisely. I should sum it up like this. The barber curls up and dyes, while the sculptor makes faces and busts." A lively Irishman was once invited io a large dinner party in Dublin in the hope that lie ?would amuse and di vert his host's guests. But from the beginning lo (lie end of the dinner he preserved a solemn and serious face. The host thought this very strange. "Why. old fellow," he remarked, "I don't believe- the biggest fool in Ire land could make you laugh to-night." "Trv," was' the wit's cutting rejoin der. "There is nothing more uncertain than a horserace," exclaimed the man with a tendency to talk loud. And the melancholy friend remark ed "You never worked in a meteorologi cal office, did j'ou ?"
John Obeyed. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
John Obeyed. .lust prior to the balloon ascent, which formed one of the chief events at a big gala and flower show, a deter mined Jlttle .woman elbowed her way through the crowd towards the car, and began to make a scene. Her hus biuid had arranged for an aerial trip, and had already taken his set. He lul, however, reckoned without his wife. "My dear good lady," said the aero naut, soothingly, "your husband is quite safe in my hands. I'm no nov ice, you know. 1 own quite a number of balloons!" "I'm not talking about balloons!" snapped the lady decidedly, "I'm talk ing about husbands. He's the only one 1 have, and he's not going up in that thing! Come out, John!" And John came out.
At the Fire Station. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
At the Fire Station. He was undeniably l'rom far beyond the suburbs, and as he was walking along a City street he stopped in front of the fire-engine house and looked in. "Have many fires in town?" he asked. "Yes, we have them pretty often," replied the fireman. "Ever try to see how quick you can hitch-up?" "Oh, yes." At that moment an alarm came in. At the first stroke of the gong the men rushed to their posts, the doors of the stalls opened, and within a few seconds men, horses, and engine were speeding down the street. The young man watched the pro ceedings with admiration. "Well!" he exclaimed, when speech returned. "There ain't many places where they'd go to all that trouble to show a stranger what they can do."
Maybe! [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Maybe! Not very long ago Mr. Rockefeller was talking to a group of New York business men, all of them million aires, but none of them. American-., born. "After all," Mr. Rockefeller remark ed, "when one comes to look at it, you fellows arc only intruders. :sone of you were born here. You're emi grants, and you're apt to forget what you owe us natives for letting you in." "Maybe," commented an Irishman thoughtfully. "Maybe. But you for get one thing. We came into America with our fares paid and our clothes 011 our back. Can you say the same?" "Yes; she married the poet be cause .she thought by so doing she would get into priui." "Ami did she?" did." "She l'trrriUlied the theme fur aoiiie great poem, I presume?" "No; she g->: Into a print dress, and lie lias never been able to get her anything else!
GREENBACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
GREENBACKS. l'ew people, perhaps, are aware why the national American currency is printed with green backs. Ever since the adoption o£ paper currency it lias been the constant study ot bank-note engravers to get up some plan of printing bills that could not bo coun terfeited. In this they only partlv succeeded till as late as 1S57, when a man named Stacy J. Edson invented a kind of green ink, which he patent ed June 30 of that year. It is calleci auti-photographic ink, because it can not be photographed and cannot be dislodged with alkalies by counterl'ei ters to get a complete facsimile ol the bills. As it is a secret knowr only to the American Bank Note Com pany and the inventor, it is impossible to counterfeit the greenback money. Even if the composition of the in!' wis known, it would be of no use, as the work could not be copied iron: the genuine bills with any other kiuri of ink. l'ATTERN OP BECOMING EVENING DRESS. This simple little evening dress will appeal directly to the a...
THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF INSECTS. A great number of facts of the life o.' insects cau hardly be explained ex cepting by admitting a particularly powerful olfactory seii3e in these ani mals. The examples are numerous; if in an ant-hill, an ant of the saint species as those that inhabit it, but belonging to another swarm, tries tc penetrate, it will immediately be ex pelled. Sometimes the hypothesis has been supposed of a sort of lan guage allowing each individual to make itself known, but deafness is general in the class of insects, anc ants in particular are absolutely deaf. Pc then there only remains the odo. spccial to each swarm which appears to constitute a mode of identification. In the same way, when the corpse ol a. small mammiferous animal is be coming decomposed in a field, a legion o!" sylphs and necrophors, strangers to the immediate neighborhood, com ing sometimes from a distance oi several kilometres, arrive to lay their eggs there, guided, it would seem, merely by their ...
AIRMAN'S ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
AIRMAN'S ROMANCE. The story of M. Chanteloup, the famous French "looping airman," who recently gave demonstrations at Hen don, is a most romantic one. He was born at Beaune in 1890, and started work as a farm laborer at 8/4 a week, but his ambition had always been in the direction of motors and mechan ism. In 1909 lie passed his tests for a chauffeur's licence, and drove a taxi cab at Nantes for two years. After careful saving he managed to raise about £75, his tuition fee, and then went through the usual course at the Caudron school at Crotoy, where he passed the Aero Club tests for his pilot's certificate in July, 1911. In October of that year he commenced his military service as a sapper-avia tor. It was during his military service that Chanteloup created a sensation in France, on September (i last, by being the first aviator to "loop the loop" and fly upside-down, Pegoud not having accomplished this feat until a fortnight afterwards. His daring es psriments earned for him fiftee...
Gentie Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Gentie Hint. A fastidious old gentleman was en joying a cigar with a Iriend ons af ternoon. The guest, having roached the end of his Havana, hurled the stump on to the well-kept lawi.. "What made you throw your cigar there?" said the old gentleman, an grily. "See how unsightly it is on the lovely grass." "That surely won't do any harm," said the other, "for nobody would no tice a little thing like that." "My dear fellow," solemnly replied the old grumbler, "it's just little things like these that constitute tidi ness, and tidiness is half the com fort of life." His friend said no more for a time, nnd. in a few moments he arose hur riedly, disappeared, and was absent fi.r a full twenty "minutes. -."Where on ea:th have you been?" said his host when he returned at last. "Oh, Ive only been peross the mea dow to spit in the river *'
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Powder, the insides of new gloves to make them easier to slip on, and also, in the case of colored kid cnes, to prevent the dye from staining the hands. The cooler eggs are the quicker they will froth when whipped, so they should be beaten in a cool place. A pinch of salt always cools and fresh ens them. Vegetable and fruit stains on the fingers can be removed by dipping the fingers in very strong tea for a few minutes and then washing them in clear, warm water. If bright saucepans and kettles have to be used over a smoky fire, smearing a little grease over the bright part will prevent the smoke from blackening the metal. If wash ed after use in hot water, the pan will be as bright as ever. When using dripping for making a cake, add a few drops of essence of lemon or the juice of a lemon, and it will be found that this will not only remove the fatty flavor which cakes so often have when made with drip ping-especially mutton - but will very greatly improve the flavo...
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. It is time we should learn more about that wonderful invention of Dame Nature known aB the Venus fly-trap, which, in the United States, finds its home mainly in the swamps near Wilmington, North Carolina. A specimen transplanted into moss ami rich earth will thrive in the house if kept very moist, and it makes the best kind of fly-trap, for It is always on duty and looks nfter Itself. As the older traps lose their vitality fresh shoots appear and new traps are de veloped. The Venus tly-trap is regarded as one ol' the greatest wonders of the plant world, for it seems to exorcise a discrimination of taste that is morc than numan. It is provided with three delicate hair-triggers, and it exudes a sort of honey-dew that attracts the flies. Woe to the fly, however, that touches one of the triggers, for, quick as a flash, the two heavy leaves of the trap close upon the victim and crush it, much the same as an ordinary steel trap acts. There is no escape for the fly whe...
Trumped. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Trumped. "1 wish I had never learned to play cards!" exclaimed a man who had beer, unfortunate at the game. "You mean you wish you had learn ed, don't you?" was his wife's sarcas tic rejoinder. At a club meeting held in a public house in a small village a discussion took place as to whether a hard or soft substance would last the longer. The debate continued for some time, until one man spoke up and said: - "Now, men, you are all mistaken, as 1 can easily prove. When me and my wife married she had as good a set of teeth as any woman could have now she hasn't got one, and her tongue is as good as ever." When little Doris climbed up to her lather's knee it was quite ob vious that some deep problem was troubling her mind. Presently she unburdened herself of the moment ous question. "Papa," she asked, "was it a very wise person who said, 'The good die young'?" "Yes," replied the father. "I sup pose he must have been very, very wise." I "Well," said the child, after medi tating for some ...