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CHAPTER XLIII. IN THE NICK OF TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
CHAPTER XLIir. IN THE NICK OF TIME. Scarcely a second niter be fired Volborth was nt the window, which faced north from very nearly the mid dle of the house. Lucille joined him as quickly, and thrusting their hffads out they saw Leon Montejo running > like a deer-he was evidently not ? hurt-towards the right-hand angle. | He reached it and disappeared, though his excited voice could still be heard ; and at the other side of the house a clamour had already ?broken out. ! Dick, meanwhile, had stooped and lifted Mary from the floor. She was greatly agitated as she clung to him ' and between hysterical sobs she gasp- 1 cd : "Where is he ! Did you shoot him, Dick ? Oh, thank God that you came when you did !" "Compose yourself," Dick answer ed, hurriedly. "The scoundrel Is gone i -and worse luck. We must leave here at once to join the marines who are on their waj to help to take the town. And one whom you know, 1 Mary-an old friend of both of us will be leading them 1" "Who 7" the girl...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTEJO'S ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
(All Rights RMerrad.) -THE ' Secret Island A Story of a Strang# and Exciting Adventure. .4 By W, Murray Graydon, Author of "Matthew Quln," "The Ourso ol the Oardews," ctc., etc. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTE JO'S ESCAPIi. The Russian proved as good ns bis word. Ho led his companions across the open space adjoining tho prison, and then went tortuously through tho darkest and "narrowest streets that could 1>C found. To rcacli Gov ernment House without encountering people on the way was, o! course, impossible ; out the daring three, trusting to the excitement and to tho fact that their faces were partly concealed, pushed on calmly and swiftly. At every few yards they met armed men hastening towards tho lower town, or pouring out of their houses. And the tumult that rose on all sides baffles description. Children crying, women shrieking and sobbing, voices questioning in toues of wild alarm, the clanging ot bells, the dis tant rattle of mustetrj and roar of conflict-these things mnde ...
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. lie was a postmaster, and rats in (lis oflicc wore playing havoc with the letters and postal packets ; so he wrote to his chief, and his chief wrote to his chief, and so the mat ter,. went on till about six months, lo-tcr, when ho was older and greyer, he received official permission to keep a couple of cats and provide for their cost in milk. For a month all went well ; but then ho Was compelled to forward to headquarters this ominous mes sage : *'l have the honour to inform you the- senior cat is absent without leave. "What shall I do?" The rats were busy again, and it was impossible to wait another six months, so he took the matter in his own strong hands, and wrote : I "Re absent cat. I have promoted the'junior cat, and have taken into I Government service a probationary I cat on full rations/' The "powers that be" arc still marvelling at his audacity.
Cart Without an Axle. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Cart Without an Axle. The boy who has a couple of cart wheels is not alwnys lucky enough to have an axle of tho proper length to fit tho wheels. In such I a case the cart can be constructed ns shown in the illustration. 'Phis cart has no axle, each wheel being attached wittt a short pin for an axle, on the side ami at the lower edge of the box. The outer end of tho pin is carried on a piece of wood extending the full length of the box and supported by cross picces nailed to the ends, as shown. Whc«ls Fastened to the Box
Too Great a Test. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Too Great a Test. The professor was giving a lecture on phrenology, and had asked a boy to stop forward to act as a sub ject. After a careful examination of the lad'B cranium, ho turned to the audicnco, and said : "Ladies anrl gentlemen, one pro tuberance on the boy's head is par ticularly well developed. It is the bump of philoprogenitiveness. In this case it doubtless proves that the dear lad has a deep affection for his parents." i Turning to the boy, ho asked, per suasively : "Isn't that true, my lad ?" The boy hesitated a moment before replying. Then ho blurted out : "Please, sir, I likes muvver all right ; hut I ain't sure of farver." "Why, my lad, how is that ?" nsked the professor. "Well, sir, if you must know," finished the lad, "that there bump I as you're a^feeling of is where farver | hit mo last night with the buckle end of his belt."
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Home-made Vise. ? An ordinary monkey wrench that has been discarded is used in mak ing this vise. The wrench is sup ported by two reshaped pieces of iron, fastened with a rivet through the end jaw, and these in turn are bolted or screwed to tho bench. The handle end is held down with a staple. The inside jaw is used in clampting and is operated with the thumb screw of the wrench. Two holes bored through the thumb A Swivel Bcnch Vise pieco will greatly facilitate setting up tho jaws tightly by using a small rod in the holes as a lover. The vise may be made into a swing viso if tho wrench is mounted on a board which is swung on a bolt at ono end and held with a pin at the other as shown in the illustra tion. Various holes bored in tho bench on an arc will permit the board to be set at any nngle. A Devonshire lady once sent to her son a pair of trousers by book post, which is, of course, cheaper than parcel post. Tne postal officials wrote tr> her, "Clothes cannot be sent, by book p...
His Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
His Revenge. A master butcher gave hia sales man a week's notice, and now he wishes ho had paid him off at once. A lady came into the shop the day after ho received notice of his discharge, and was shown a loin of mutton. "I'm afraid that la rather to heavy for me," she remarked. "I think not, mum," replied the man. "You see, the poor animal died" of rapid consumption and fever, and conscquontly " But the lady had fied, and he replaced the joint with a.grin of satisfaction. "Sausages, sir? Certainly," ho romarked, to another customer. "We have the very best. Ever since the muzzling order has been in force But he, too, had fled. Audi with a sweet, revengeful smile, the salesman hung them on the hook again and waited for the next.
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 5 June 1914
The Soundograph. i A veritable box of tricks la a new* instrument called a soundo graph, which furnishes all tho sound oflecta used In conjunction with tho operation of moving-picture ma chines. Producing the sounds which tako place in real life, it adds to the realism of tho scenes r'epicted on the screen. By operating twenty-seven different devices, fifty-four effects can be produced with it, among them tho tramping or running of horses, a thunderstorm, the wash of Iho surf, rain, wind, locomotive exhaust, train whistle, automobile, fire ap paratus In- action, running water, crash of glass or dishes, fnll of heavy articles, tho firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade, and mauy others. The instrument is 3ft. Gin. in height.
KEEPING YOUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
KEEPING YOUNG. It seems to be the ambition of all women nowadays to keep young. Yof they defeat their own ends by worry ing over the matter. Nothing ages like worry. No amount of beauty cul ture, facial massage, or hair drill will stay the ravages of time if the woman who adopts those methods is fretting at the flight of youth. If Instead of clinging frantically to the fringe of fleeting youth's garments, women would expend their energies in grow-'* ing old gracefully they would be far happier. It is a great mistake for women no longer in their flrst voutli to dress like girls of eighteen and to. behave as such-they merely appear ridiciulous. Let the same woman dress suitably for her age-not dowdily-and keep her heart young; 110 one will then notice her age or think of her as elderly. There are women of seventy whose hearts are still young, although their hair Is silvery. Such women have not worried at the coming of old age, and consequently practically have none. Be always cheerful...
A HOUSEKEEPING GROOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
A HOUSEKEEPING GROOVE. Don't allow yourself to get into set ways in the matter of housekeeping, but be always on the lookout to learn new and improved methods of doing things, and to pick up new cookery re: cipes and dodges. In some houses tho same reclpcs are used year after year, until it is possible on almost any day of the week to prophesy exactly the kind of dinner that will be served. Variety is the sauce of life, and it is a great mistake to get into a rut of this kind. It is an excellent plan to make a rule that at least once a week some entirely new recipe shall be tried, and in other ways, such as cook ing and serving, vary the old ones as far as possible. There is an animal hospital near Calcutta, where there are usually about a thousand animals under treatment horses, oxen, mules, elephants, dogs, and even sheep, all comfortably housed and looked after by a staff of eighty native "nurses," under the or ders of a British veterinary surgeon. "My husband annoys me very much...
AGUE AND LOW, NERVOUS FEVER [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
AGUE AND LOW,NERVOUS FEVER To one quart of water add two ounces of .bruised lance-leaved Peru vian bark. Boil from ten to fif teen minutes and strain while hot. From one to three ounces to be taken whenever the shivering is felt. Ilub the back with equal parts of rum and spirits of turpentine, and kcop the bowels open with the following mixture : Pried sulphate of mag nesia, an ounco and a half t sulphate of soda, six drahms ; infusion of senna, fourteen ounces ; tincture of jalap one ounco ; compound tincture j of cardamoms, ono ounce. Two tablespoonfuls to bo taken every four hours until it operates.
A FEW MAXIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
A FEW MAXIMS. A penny held close to the eye will obscure a chest of sold ten feet away. Discern a need anil 1111 it-that's the way to build a big business. A man may work harder counting peanuts than signing treaties. When Paderewski is playing tho "Minuet," don't interrupt him to ask for his autograph. No man should be called great until Ue Is a gentleman. Sarcasm is the sour milk ol ouman kindness. The real secret of success must ever be, "Think right, do right."
FADDY APPETITES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
FADDY APPETITES. There is a duty that every mothei owes to. herself and to society in gen eral, and that is to train lier children to eat what is set before them. In too many cases the young people are allowed to indulge in all sorts of fads and fancies concerning their food. One does not like this, another cannot eat that, and they are humored in theso whims; in fact, some mothers seem to take a certain pride in the faddish ness of their children's appetite. By treating these whims as matters of great importance, the mother is lay ing up trouble for herself and for oth ers both in the near and more distant future. These spoilt children grow up to be-so far as catering for thein goes-a nuisance to every one. Of course, if a child is really made ill by a certain dish, he may be allowed to avoid it, but if ho merely says he doe« not care for it he should be encour aged to eat it, and his failure to enjoy it be deplored, not praised. "I don't like this," is a speech thnt ought never to...
IT'S WORK THAT WINS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
IT'S WORK. THAT WINS. A great many who have failed to make a success in life start a poultry business, thinking that there they can easily crown their efforts with succes; and wealth. They could not make ti greater mistake. As a rule, anyone who cannot make a comfortable living at anything else cannot do so at this. Sound business principles must be applied, along with plenty of hard work, to ensure a paying business. Farmer Jones was on a visit to his nephew in London, and the two wont to the Cafe Royal in Regent-street for dinner. They had given their order and were waiting for It to be brought when the younger man, who had been glancing at a menu card that lay on the table, said: ' "By the way, uncle, did you ever h.-ive cerebro-splnal-nnjfiingitis?" 'No," replied Uncle Jones, after a few moments' mental struggle with the question, "and I don't want any. I'd rather have fried liver and bacon env day."
A Bad Blizzard. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
A Bad Blizzard. -:--t One of the worst blizzards recorded for the Just 25 years recently swept tho Atlantic coast, and hundreds of streets in New York were rendered impassable. An army of 17,000 snow-shovellers was engaged "to clear tho highways. Tho city was threat ened with famine, for no freight trains with foodstuffs were able to enter the city. Terrible suffering wns experienced in tho poor quar ters, and many deaths from ex posure were reported. Passenger trains in nil parts of- the Stato were snow-bound. "Seabright, New Jersey, a popular seaside resort, wns devastated for the third time within two months, and all along the coast disasters to coastwise vessels were reported; All incoming liners reported encountering fearful weather, tho captain of the "Oceanic" declaring that tho voyage was tho worst he had ever experienced. Forty steamers arrived considerably overdue. Much lmvoc was also wrought in Bri.taih, especially on the West and South coasts. An iron ore vessel from Spa...
THE REALMS OF GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
THE REAt-MS OF QOLO TJftve you over rightly consftfere® what the more ability to read moansT -That it Is the key which admits us Jo the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination? To the coin* pany of saint and sage," of the wisest and (lie wittiest at their wisest and niftiest moments? That it enables ua to see with the keenest eyes, hear with the finest ears, and listen to the sweet s si voif(v of ail lime? Morn than that, if annihilates ti: ie and space for ns; it revive:- for ns without a miracic the of Wonder, endowing us with the ::hoes of swi!":ness and the cap of dark ness, so that we walk invisible like «'e;and witness unharmed tho pla.mie at Athens or Florence or Lon don; accompany Caesar on his march es. or look in on Catiline in council with his fellow-conspirators, or Guy Fawkes in the cellar of St. Stephen's. We often hear of people who will de scend to any servility, submit to any insult, for the sake of getting thorn* selves or their children into what is euphe...
"Best Beggar in London." [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 12 June 1914
"Best Beggar in London." The Hon. Sydney Holland, chair man of the London Hospital, who has become Viscount Knutsford by the death of his father, hns been de scribed as "'tho best beggar in Lon don." The now Viscount is in his fifty-nintii year. His wife is a daughter of the fourth Earl of Ash burnliam, and they have two daugh ters. In his early years he was a famous swimmer, and in 1877 was fifth in the long-distance champion ship of . England. But it is for his tireless energy on behalf of the Lon don Hospital and other charities that he is chielly known. The ori ginality of his methods in securing the vast sums of money necessary to maintain his hospital has shown that he has no peer even . amongst professional agents. He once offer ed a guinea to anyone who would give him a lino to fill a certain hoarding. That, he pointed out, gave him six weeks' advertisement while lie was making up his mind which line to choose. On another occasion ho made good use of the fact that it is in t...