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DIAMOND MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
DIAMONr MINES IN SOUTH. AFRICA. The history of the diamond mines is one long romance-catastrophes skflful robberies, and the speedy reall satfonr of colossal fortunes, the an nual' output of the mines averagin. several millions of pounds sterling. Early in I86T a traveller named O'Rei: ly rested a while at a farm in the trope Town district. His host preo sently brought to his notice some nice looking stones obtained from the riv er. O'iRelly at once pomeed upon the first stone, and took it to Dr. . Atherstone, at Grahamstown, where it quickly reallsed £eO00. This lucky wayfarer hastened baclt to the spot; but his searches were unavailing. Two years after; a farmer named Niekirk acquired from a native for .£100 of stock a large dliamond. which sold in ETfopse Town for £10.000. This famous gera was christened "Star of South Africa" weighed 83 earats, and estf mated to be worth .£25,000. The flul fontein mine was discovered through diamonds being found in the walls of an old native far...
REASSURANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
REASSURANCE. "Before you ask," she calmly spoke "Dear, listen to this word; You're not the first man I have loved, Nor second-nay., nor third." "Am I the fourth or fifith," heo asked In scorn; "or were there more?" She murmured, "Don't be vexed, sweetheart, "Fior, as I said before, "This love is not my first--but, hark!" lie felt her gentle touch "I promise it will be my last: "Now-catr you. say as much?" "You are my darling girl," he cried, And bowed his manly headl Upon her- hand--'"My love - my bride!" SBut-that was' all he said!
UMBRELLA LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
UMBRELLA LANGUAGE. To place an- umbrella in a. rack at a club or a friend's house is a sign that it is. about to change owners. To see two walitng' under one um brella, the drippings falling on tihe male shoulderi', is: good sign oft an engagement, while if the female shoul der catches the drippings we may safely conclude they are married. An umbrella held in the manner of a golf-club. in a main thoroughfare at I a.m. is a sign that the. gainss has risen, but a storm is brewing. An uznbrellain "uncle's" window in dicates that someone has had a "rainy" day. The very best thing' worth lliving for is to be of use. The child who Is taught this both by precept and ex ample, will never grow up to find time hang heavy on his hands.
His Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
His Reason. "It says here 'One f the idols most revered by the Koreans is the figure of a . woman, seated,, resting her chin in her hand.'" said Mrs. Chatterley, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves that the Koreans are about the wisest nation on earth," suggested her husband. "How's that, Joshu.?"' "WVell," said Mr. Chatterley, with distinct emphasis,. "simply because they make a deity of a woman who has sense enough to give her chin a rest."
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
WIT AND HThMOR. Millicus: They are really the most devoted, lovers I ever saw. Cynicus: Yes; it seems a shame that they are going to get married and spoil it all. Ti ere was a young fellow from Perth; Who was born" on the day ot his birth; He was married;. they say, On his wife'a wedding-day~, And he died on his last day on eartht Rfivers: Why did your say so posi tively that a. mane can't do- wrong by marrying: a widow? Waters: Why, it'e.plair enoughl that if a man marries at widow he doesn't. marry a miss.
Simple Sandy. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Simple Sandy. A commercial traveller had taken a large order up in Aberideen, and en deavored to press upon the canny Scottish manager who had given the order a box of Havana cigars. "Naw," he replied. "Don't try to bribe a man. I cudna tak' them-and I am a member of the kirk!" "But will you accept them as a present?" "I cudna," said the Scot. "WVell, then," said the traveller, "suppose I sell you the cigars for a merely nominal sum---say, sixpence?" "'Weel, In that case." replied the Scot; "since you press me, and not liking tae refuse an offer weel meant, I think I'll be taking twa boxes," "Opportunity may knock at every man's door," writes a disappointed wag, "but to me opportunity has al ways seemed more like one of those small boys who ring the doorbell and then run."
HER NAME. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
HER NAME. Her parents called her Marguerite, And friends and kinsfolk said, "'How sweet!" But here I will relate to you \What happened as she upward grew. 1cer oldest sister called her Meg, Her teasing brother called her Peg, I1er girlish chums to Da!sy took, Plain Maggle satisfled the cook. And Madge she was to her papa, And MIargie to her fond mammoa. And Peggie in her grandma's voice. And Magpie as her grandpa's choice. With Margery her teachelr's word, While Rita she herself preferred. Now, in this list with names replete, Pray what became of MIargllerite?
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT. Mfade up in dark velvet trimmed with fur, this coat will look very styl |ish and most up-to-date. It repre sents "Everylady's Journal" pattern No.. 197,. mt ln three eizes-small, me dium ani. Ibrge. This. pattern may be bought for ninepence from local pattern agents, or will be. sent post. freer to any address? if ninepence in stamps is sent to Dept. A, "Everylady's Jour nal," 37W Swanston-street Melbourne. State number of spattern and size re quired. If a penny stamp is: sent to above address, 48Spage catalogue will. be sent to aif reader who writes "Send free catalogue!'
Why? [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Why? "Why does the baker knead the dough?" Inquired my son, aged six or sough, And I replied in accents lough: "Because we knead the bread, you knough!" "But, then, why do we need the bread?" The same inquiring youngster sead. "Because small boys have to be fead," Quoth I. "Now, off you go to bead!" It was bound to come. The first we heardt of it was from the scornful lips of a small cadet some months back, who reckoned that "those jolly girls ought to do compulsory train ing, too; they never do anything for their country"--and now M.H.R. Fin layson has given notice of a motion that a Bill should be introduced malk ing service as nurses in the mill tary forces compulsory on all girls between the ages of 16 and 22. Sev eral days have passed since the an nouncement was made, and not a word of protest from "Mother of Six," "Freedom Leaguer," or "Quak er's Oats" has met our eye; neither has any eligible maiden 'raised her voice against the idea, so we take it that silence means consent....
Blaming Mother. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Bramingr Mofter. "My mother made-.me what L am," said the-Doi.ticaLspenker as he proud ly threw out his chest "Well," said a' emall man at the rear of the hail, "she must have put in some of her time at other things." As soon as a woman knows what she. wants, she generally gets it. It's when she does not know what she wants that she baffles the philoso pher. leoar your troubles manfully. Every one endlured bravely strengthens your character:; crery one shirked weakens it. "To make the wheels, of the day's work run smoothly," :says the viIlage philosopher, "tl'here's notllhing like a little oil. Iarsh, peremptory com mantdis only exracrt grd-ging service. Courtesy and consideration inspire spontaneous and conscientioulls worlk in rettrn. Anne Te:eke: Mr. Gasser is SuCh an lnterelsting talker. Always says some thing one never hears from anyone else. Miss Cynitque: Hau he been propo sing to you, too?
BUILD A COMPLETE, WELL-ROUNDED CHARACTER. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
BUILD A COMPLETE, WELL-. ROUNDED CHARACTER. HIave you ever observed, says the novelist BJlornsen, that happy people work better than those who are sald? Why? The same occupation con stantly, whether It be work, prayer or a'musement, would make us stupid 1and gloomy. You can dig in the dirt until you become a brute, pray until the habit makes you a monk, and play until you become a mere puppet: but combine the three, it will streng then the heart and soul. Thus your work will be made more fruitful and your religion more cheerful.
Chapped Hands. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
Chapped Hands. Some children suffer greatly from rough and cracked hands. Sometimes the soap used is too. strong, but in most cases chapped hands are the re sult of careless or incomplete drying after washing them. It is a good plan to see that the children thoroughly wash their hands when they come in from play. WVarm water, plenty of soap, and a. dry rough towel will quick ly remove the dirt, and afterwards, whlen the skin is dry, a little pure mutton fat should be rubbed in. If the wrists are very badly chapped and sore they should be kept covered.
"HE IS A BRICK." [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
"lHE IS A BRICK." I do not know how tils slang phrase originated. It is used main!v by boys and young men. WVhen they find a comrade who Is generous and jolly, they say: "He is a brick." But I tllought of it the other day when visiting the superintendent of a large smelting works. I saw them making up a load for the MInt. The goldl that had been refined was in lumps the size and shape of a brick. The superintendent told me that eacl' of those bricks was worth about £300, and added that in these days of hydraulic mining It had cost about as much as it was worth. I could not help thinking about the possible feature of those bricks. Some of them wll .be well invested, and will be represented tea or twen ty years hence by beautiful homes, fruitful orchards, or benevolent in stitutions. Some of them will be represented by wrecked livres and ruin ed souls. As I passed down the street I saw a group of young men standing at the corner, and heard one of them say: "John, you are a brick." The...
The Children's Meal Hours. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 3 June 1914
The Children's Meal Hours. Children should be. taught to be regular at their meals and. to take nothing between them. This rule, ap plies to infants as well as: to older children. The practice of feeding the little one every time it cries is a.dan gerous one to its weak digestive or gans. An infant's stomach, though it needs food at more ferqucnt Inter vals, two- to four hours, according to its age, renquires the same regularity which is essential to the maintenance of healthy digestion in older persons.