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A STRANGE COINCIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
A STRANGE COINCIDENCE, A curious incident occurred 3G hours after leaving Southampton. A large bird perched itself on the sum mit of the main mast, a sailor went up and caught it and brought it down, and it proved to be a brown owl! I am superstitious about owls, and was v ry depressed, especially as I had left my favorite sister ill. The sailors tied a string around the Door, dazed creature's leg and were rather ill treating it, so I offered them two shil lings for tile bird, which they accept ed, and I then let it out of my port hole. The captain told me that they often caught even smaller birds on the mast, especially when the wind was blowing off the land. On arriv Ing at Lisbon we received a telegram to say that 36 hours after my depar ture, my sister had passed away, and also Lady Macdoneli, the wife of Gen eral Sir A. M3acdonell, my brother-in law-it was a strange coincidence! "Reminiscences of a Diplomatic Life," by Lady Macdonell.
GIRLS, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankerous. Crank. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
GIRLS, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankero?us Cranft. Grlis, ymniare d-ouhtless very eharnm ing in. your- Ib?-neckP Wdbnsesi short skirts, and. delicious stockings, yet I ,woui?i fitI point out one or two faults which most of you display-naid when it comes to display, my cry is:- "Lesn stocking and more thoughtfulness." Girls, I don't consider your man ners are as good as. those of your mothers. Mother may- wear a petti :coat, like they used to in the good old days, and grandma three flannel pettt, coats, because grandma's petticoats, like misfaortunes, never come sfngry, but both of them are polite. Of course, they may have hadt good be havior spanked Into them. but, never theless, it is more than skin deep. It is my misfortune to travel a- good deal in trains and 'buaes. You, girls, flaunting your fatal beauty, haunt me in those dangerous vehicles, and wIth that inborn chivalry which. Ilrks in every male bosom, I render you oc casional small servicesa I open a ca...
Then the Judge Laughed. HUMOURS OF THE LAW COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
jThen the Judge Laughed. I -4--+-- lHUMOURS oF TflE LAW COL'UtTS. Wonderful indec.l is the oratory of counsel at times. but one would have some ditlliculty, perhaps, in finding a- 'more anmuising example of highfalutiun l]egl langunage than the following, which is quoted front "Law onl.Lanughter": "' Slander, gentlemen,' said the learned counsel, in a libel action, Slike a b:hoa-constrictor of gigantic size, and" 1imnlmeasurnile proportions, wraps the coil of its unwieldy body habout its;t unfortunate victim, and. heenilless of the shrieks of agony that come from the utmost depths of its .5ictimns soul, loud andl reverbe rating as the night thunder thpt rolls in the henens, it finally hreak?s its unlucky neck upon the iron wheel of public opinion; forcing him .to desperation, then to madness, andl finally crushing him in the hideous ja w s o f m o rtal d ea th ..:' .- . . No less amusing was the address of the American Judge Rodgers to a prisoner- who had been convicted in his court...
Throat Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Throat Troubles. When doctors talk about the 'naso pharyngeal system," they mean the entire mucous membrane that lines the nose and throat, all of which must hbe in a healthy condition if you wish to avoid the long list of ailments that begins with the common "cold" andi ends with tuberculosis, and includes tonsflItir, Influenza, croup, diphtheria, and, last but not least,, adenoids. in young children the passages of the nose and throat are~ very small and very sensitive, and they respond quickly to every change in the child's physical comlitiom When a disease germ attacks a sensitive mucous membrane, the membrane becomes inflamed and swollen. The immediate result is that the- child cannot get breath enough to. live on through the nasal passages,. and begins to breathe through, the mouth. If this happens only occasionallY- the inflammatibn soon subsides. anot the mouth-breath Ing stops. Bunt it one cold succee&lt;: another, as is: the case with many children in the winter mo...
Incombustible Linoleum. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Incombustible Linoleum. The manufacture of incombustible linoleui, or. to "speak; more accc ratcly, oot linoleaum that Iurns with dilliculty, has jtKeni a goal long aimed at b?" linoleumn factories. The at temptS jireiajoul: mal e'haie beena Iiosedl orn the plan of addling inlco?ou bustible Imatter, such as asliestos or tnlmnonium salt.s, to the mass lduring the process of fabritntion. Far more proniising in a new ] scheme, descrihed " in'rf 'Teclinische carljniitiC;" is aoje, I to tberin "ma All the carbonat'i hiave 'the Irolierty of gi?ing off clinrou dioxide when heated at high .teonperet!res..This, as is well known, is a rcry heavy gas, which'does not rise, bult creeps olong the floor. :'Fir thiis reason in rcase,of- a fire it woul ,tepd4 to ?ut orT the supply of nir frntm the lino leum. Mngnesium ,rarbonate is chlo sen because it ireaks up, at lower temperatures than Ianlly other car bonate. The principnl involvedl is; of course, ne Ionarnnio. IICsvI inll tlhe Itnfrlilfactlre o...
A Surgeon's Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
A Surgeonr's Revenge. ?Few things vex a doctor more than tos be sent for In great haste at an unreasonabIe houror only to find upont arival that little or nothing is the matter with the patient. An eminent English surgeon was called to an "urgent case" ol this sort; and he folaund the patient; who was of Creat. wealth but small courage, had received a slight wound from a fall. The surgeoans. face did',ot' betray hli irritation, bhut he gave his servant or lets to go home' with all possible haste, and return with a certain plaq ter. The patient, turning, very Dale, 'aid anxfonsly: "I tr-t, sir, there is no, groat andl immedilate danger?" "Indeed there is," answered. the suro geon. "Why, if' that fellow does not run like a racehorse, there is no tell ing but that your wotund may heal befbre he gets back with the plaster."
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
• = ,=- " st I 4d " ? , MORAL REFLECTIONS. An oledient wife commands her husbandl ie chadritaflt and indulent to everyone- but yourselt Obstinacy iS a parasite, living eith er on a strong wilt or am great st-_ pidity; Retire Into thyself, and thou wilt hfustr to* find homw poor a stock is there A man has no more right-to say an uncivil thing than to act one-no more right to say a rude-thing- to- an other than to knock him. down. Men are like trees; each one must Iput forth the leaf that Is created in him. Education is only like good cul ture it changes the size but not tile sort To know the pains of power we must go to those who have It; to know its pleasures we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary. In the active and vigorous games and merriment of children there are the most health giving conditions that can h:e obtained, because they are the wise combination of exercise- and mirth "Almost" is a dangerous word. It has. tripped up...
Helping the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Helpiong the Editor. A country editor, who is alto- an an thority on certain industrial matters. recently came up. to town, Dringing his. wife along> with him. rI'his. good woman was one after noon the guest of a rather patronlsing clubwomPn. "So your husband is an editorT"'the latter aske. "Yes.'" 'Since you have no family and have considerab'e leisure on your hands,. I dare say you assist him in his edi torial work?" "Oh, yes," said the editor's wife, who is also his coolk, "r edit all his inside matter."
The New X-Ray. DISCOVERY WILL REVOLUTIONISE ROENTGEN'S SCIENCE. POSSIBLE CANCER CURE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
The New X-Ray. DISCOVERY WIIIL. REVOLUTIONG ISE ROENTOGENS SCIENCE. POSSIBLE CANCEIR ClaRE. An entirely new method.of produc ing X-rays halns been discovered by JMr. William PDasid C.,nolidge, of Schnectndy, in the State of New Yorit. Experts unite in declaring that the method will revoluktionise the present one, of taking radtio graph plates, tindlt o X-ray "treat ment. Dr. Quimby, chief of the' X-ray department of the Newr York Poly clinic lHospital, expressetl great en thianrsm. lie said the new methodl would completely revolutionise that now int use., )but OnelC or two y:ears' wolrk would he required to mntke the application safe in the treatment of disease. except, in the hands of a skilled expert. T°he new tube gives. X-rays of niost remilarkrable penetrating power, and,. it is claimed, is con)trolled to, a d. gree undreaned of when IRontgen Iladl- his discovery.. It is the result of research conducted in the Ialora .. tories of the General Electric Corn -pany diuring a period...
Another Epigram. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Another Epigram. Once at a dinner at which Dr. Emil Reich was present the conversation turned on marriage. "That\was a wise saying of' the oldt GI ek philosopher," said someone. "'.Vhether you marry her or not you will regret it.' " "Yes," answered Dr. Reich. "It re minds me of a. certain old maid who once said something almost as good as that. 'Auntle,' said her little niece to her, 'what would you do- if you had your life to live over again?' "Tb which the lonely spinster quick ly replied: "'Get. married, my child, before I had sense enough to. decide to be an old ma:d."'"
Declined Without Thanks. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Declined Without Thanks. The well-intentioned man overheard two women talking together In a tramcar, and he Immedfately let down the portals of his ears, for the well intentioned man always goes about with a life-long hunger in his heart to insert himself into the affairs of other people. "I tell you he 13is a perfect tyrant," said woman number one. "I have no doubt of it," said the oth er. e?'I will listen to this poor woman's tale," thought the well-tntentioned man, "and perhaps I may be able to assist the poor soul." "Yes; he is a regular tyrant ani despot. He has no mercy on me what ever. He rules the whole house like a Czar." "Of course he does," said woman number two. "I shall have to offer my services to this poor, down-trodden woman," thought the well-Intentioned man. "Yes; he rides over the whole of us roughshod. And sometimes, when he gets on the rampage, he breaks every thing he can lay his hands on." "Madam," said the well-intentioned man, who could stand it no Ionger "m...
Too Realistic. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Too Realistic. VWillie finally persuaded his aunt to play train with him. The chafsrw were arranged in line, and he issued or ders: "Now you be: the engineer and I'll be the conductor. Lend me your watehl and get up into your cab." Then he hurried down the: platform, time piece in hand. "Pull out, there, yod red-headed, pie-fiaced Jay!" he shout ed. "Why, Willie!" his aunt exeIimed in amazement. "That's right, chew the rag!" he re torted. "Pull out! We're five minutes late already,"' They have had to forbid his playing down by the train terminus.
A Huge Stadium. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
A Huge Stadium. Like nothing else nlore than the Uomatn Cloesseou is the hluge star diullf cuiltepllllanted for the College of Yew *Yorlk. This is ilthe gift ,f Adolph L..ewisoihn, a copper nmillion nide, and. silsdesigned to:hie a cre dit not only to the college., Iit also to the great city itsellf. The stadlium will tie *Iioft. long- jnld V3,10ft. iroad, andt the great tiers ,of -e ats s ill take ulp half an ellipse, like the flornan Colosseum. There wuill be se'tingw rootn for li,OOF per sons anrd standling roomn for 1,500 nmore. Frot tlii' y sent tile sinecta tor may see tile husetalll gamle or the footblll or the track rilaces, or s'itne'ss n (reek play. The lan s1lols s to the lnat. SpIec tators will entier ait the top of the tiers land walk dlown to their seats. .\ great galler, uit the rear banked writh enlunlls will pro ide thlte stand ing rooml andl cotllplete thle pictilre. This iswto tie painted in Polnpeini red to addl to the illusion that Ye\w York has been transported...
After Many Days. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
After Many Dayes Dnring a frost of last year a lady was unfortunate enough to find' a burst pipe-inside the sculiery Stand ing on some steps she- tried to stop the Sow of water by binding a towel around the pipe and' holding a till as sistance was obtained~ Fbrtunately a plumber was passing; and, he qufIckly7 came to the rescue; "One moment; madam, I'll fetch my tools,"' he said. The poor man, however; slipped on the treacherous pavement and broke his leg, which stopped his work for many a week. A year later, more severe weather, and another hurst pipne In the same scullery, and the same careful housel wife, to save a mss moulnts thle stoes to stop the water ac before The same plumber is engaged to relnor asslstance. ife Iooked at the woman, and recollection rlawnerl on him in a stupifying manner. "Oth," he cried, "I couldn't come back before! r broke my leg. Have you been holding all the time? I'm so sorry."
A Tango in the Heavens. STARS WHICH WALTZ INTO SPACE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
A Tango in the Heavens. ·-4---- t STARS WHICHI WALTZ INTO SPACE. To the great regret (says the L.ondon "Daily N-ews") of aL cheer ing crowt of holiday juseniie;.s, Proifesnor Turner ldeliveredtl -the last of- his "C'('hlristmns lectures" at the IRoyt Institution. At the end of his chnt--full of humour and very "ilfully wrapped up instriction-ho ndec his boy s.nd girl friends adieu in a nice little speech and nished tht mll a Ilappy Xenew Year. 'rThe irfessor ?nd his yon, friends hnl Just returnedl sontewa ht breath less and an'ede, from tn exciting hrip antid the whirling atoms of the Milky Way, a ride on the shaggY: bhack of Ursa Major, andti a ,most enehalting roundabout in tlhe cir rus or' the Zodiac. On the way the professor told his fellow travellers how to measure the passage of light from, say. Sirius to the human eye, andi how to do lots of ,ther things that happen letwveen our own rolling star and brother ts-inklers in the firnlincot. lie rshowed how, ligiht took Lime to tr...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
ITEMS OF INTERSEST. Much interest is being shown in golf this season, and the mem bership of the local club has been greatly increased. Amongst the new members are many ladies, and it has been de: ideda to have an extra half day in each week for practise, Wednesday after noon being chosen by the ladies It has also been decided that refreshments shall be provided every Saturday afternoon, and arrangements for s me have been made by tl- ladies. The question of holding the annual golf ball is also under consider ation A new acetylene gas plant was installed at the local Free Lib rary last week by Mr A. MiIler. Five lights are provided-two in the reading room, two in the room set apart for meetings, and one o;n the front of the building. The new light fills a long-felt want and it will be greatly ap preciated by subscribers and others who spend their evening's at the library. Several Berwick reside ts who attended a corn cert and dance at Nar:e Warren on Friday ever, ing last had a rath...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Mcnday next will be observed as a public holiday. All1 post offices will be closed to the public at neon and only the first delivery of letters will be effected. Money order business will be transacted fronm 9 to noon. Mails will be received and despatched as usual. ' 0, S tl?z. yor col:! i- mor t dr,ŽailI Y Wilhave to .,?tk o ia, ing I'm sure; aGet yoor rIrtlltr t ia to t tlhe chemist Oro WO ',h' Gtrent .'eppermint Cllre. ..rnmmlives it to me .-..w to TilLy When wo hve a cough or a mild No-, It' not a bit bitter, you ill.y Ih' the ni?,at ani beet ever eold, A LONG-SERVICE TRAMWAY OFFICER MR. CHARLES ROCK 42 Gladen S'reet. East Brunswick. for 33 years in the Melbourne Tramway Company. writes thds letter (2'4,12). whic'h it of Ipecial intere-t to all Rait Way and Tramway men, to SCLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "n December, 1911, I caught i cold and serious pleurisy. For three days my temperature was 104 derees. My life was des ,,aired of, but through taking the doctor's adiice I live to-day, he...
PLEASE VIVISECT US! [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
PLEASE VIVISECT US! In view of the somewhat belated ago. tatlon which sprung up against the statue of the vivisected brown dog of Battersea, It is curious to note that plenty of people have offered them selves to be vivisected, for a consalder ation, within the last few years. Only last month, for instance, a New iYork man suffered his finger to uLe amputated for a paltry £50; while a few weeks ago two young girls allowed themselves to be partially ifayed for a skin-grafting operation, the fee paid to each by the benefcllare being £150. In another recent case, quoted by the French medical press, a young man of the artisan class actually sold his nose to a wealthy merchant who had lost his through an accident. He had to submit to have his face par tfally grafted on to the face of the other subject of the experiment, and both of them had to remain fired in this extremely uncomfortable position rigid and immobile, for over two months. Under these circumstances, the sum received by the ...
GRUESOME STORY OF A MISER'S DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
*RIRFOMZ STORY OF A MISER'S DEATN. Sfucuoe, a farmer general of Langue dc, hid the vast accumulation of a penurlous lifetime in a secret subter ranean vault which he had excavated beneath the wine-celar, accessible only through a trapdoor which c!osr-d by a spring lock. At lant IFo.ius disap peared, apparently carried away by his master, the devil. Such, at least, was the belief of his superstitious neigh bors when every pond and well had been searched, and every inch of the country round had been scoured with out the discovery of his body. As sinred at least of his disappearance in some way from this world, they sold first his property and then his house. VWhen the purchaser of his house was about to stock his wine cellar, he descended with a light to survey the extent of its accommoda tion. As he was peering about he stumbled over something, and lower Ing the light, discovrcrcd that it was a key standing on end. Clearing away the dust and rubbish round it, he found tlhat the uprig...