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A PENNILESS ARCHDUCHESS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
A PENNILESS ARCHDUCHESS. An amusing incident happened only the other day on a mountain slope not far from Vienna. The widowed Grown Princess Stephanie and her twelve year old daughter, Elizabeth, had undertaken a mouutain excursion together, and either intentionally or accidentally had become separated from the ladies, and gentlemen in attendance. Hungry and thirsty, they stopped at a small. inn, and asked for some refreshments, when suddenly the Grown PrinessM remembered ehe had nothing in her pooket wherewith to pay. Accordingly she took the landlady into ber confidence, informed her who she was, and asked her whether she would trust her. It is to be regretted that the landlady declined to believe them. Grown Princess Stephanie took the matter 'quietly enough, sensible oi its ludicrous fide,'but the little Archduchess was infuriated, and protested with flashing eyes to the landlav, * Aber wir sine dooh ohrliohe leute !' (' But I assure you we are honest people.')
THE PREDICTION CAME TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
THE PREDICTION GAME TRUE. ±5 ¡th. Signora Duse's father and grand- father were comedians. The latter especially was great in his .profession, and left such a name that even to-day a lane in the pic- turesque little town of Ghioggia, hits native place is called Calle Dase. The great actress was born in 1859, during a visit the mother was paying with her husband to Venice. To convey the infant to ohuroh for baptism she was put in a oryBtal basket and the pro- cession Btarted, headed by the priest. The Austrian soldiers, then occupying Venice, thinking it was a procession with the relies of some saint, presented arms, whereupon her father exclaimed : ' What, an armed force rendering . homage to my ohild ! She will have a glorious future !'
WINDFALLS FROM LOYAL SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
WINDFALLS FROM. LOYAL SUB ! JEOTS. How many times since her accession to thc throne the Queen has been remembered ir the wills of loyal and more or less obscure subjects, it would be impossible to say ; foi of the bequests that are being continually made to various members of the Royal Family, the public does not hear a tithe. Oi the comparatively few instances where de- tails of such bequests have leaked out, the most recent is furnished by the will of the late Mr Henry Waymouth Gibba, Q.G., O.B. This gentleman, who died a little while ago, at the age of seventy-six, was, between the years 1852 and 1858, tutor to the Prinoe of Wales, and that ho never seemed to cher- ish an affection for his distinguished pupil is proved by the fact that to our future Bong Mr Gibbs bequeathed a portrait of himself, painted by G. F. Watts, R.A. To Her Majesty he left a packet of letters, kept 'in the red box which contains my patent, as Queen's Connoel ' ; to the Duke of York and tue Duohess of Fife...
TRYING TO HIS POLITENESS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
TRYING TO HIS POLITENESS. The late Monsieur Ohallemel Lacour, a distinguished member of the French Aoadcmy, was noted for bis taot and xéadi» ness in social emergencies. Both were severely trifid on one occasion. Monsieur Ohallemel Laoour was sent as an ambas- sador from France to the Swiss Confedera- tion. He called in due'¿brm, on his arrival, upon the president. The servant who opened the door said that his excellency was in tho cellar bogling wine, but that the visitor could oomo in »nd wait. The visitor hung up his overcoat iu the hall and went into thu salon' Presently tho President bustled in. . * An ugly job, monsieur '-drying his hands I -4 an ugly job ! But I always bottle my 1 own wine. Pardon my ooafc also ; it is a poor fit glanoing down. 4 It is my son's, to tell tho truth. 1 hurried ife on without looking at it.' The ambassador bowed and smiled-it waB his own coat. The interview being over, he went homo shivering and sent a messenger next day for the coat-'the coat wh...
The Psalm of Life. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
''Tölt «ie not îh lT»ourufiilfi>uiuberâ - . Advertising does not pay ; For die man's non compos mentis Who would sucli absurd things say. Life is real ! Life is earnest 1 And the man who hopes to rise To success in any calling Mnst expect to advertise. In the world's broad field Of battle, in tho conflict of real life, Advertising is the secret Of achievement in the strife. Lives of rich newall remind'na .;:; ; We can make our own1 sublime, .'-. And by liberal arl vertisirig . To thc highest summit climb.
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
VAEIEX'IES. -» America spends mora money on education than any other country. A traveller can nowadays journey around tho world in fifty days. In 1544 the cold in Holland was so intense that wine was sold by the block. lt is affirmed by many doctors that eating beef regularly is bnd for the temper. A peer who becomes bankrupt is dis- qualified from sitting in the House of Lords. The expenses of eight oats are regularly shown in the accounts of the Midland Railway. Insurance companies claim that cycling is more dangerous than travelling either by railway or ship. A curious theory lately revived is that the sap of a tree ebbs and flows in some way in sympathy with the ocean. A carp can be kept alive out of water for twelve hours by placing in its mouth a piece of bread soaked in brandy. The ostrich lays the largest egg. Ita weight is about three pounds, and it is con- sidered equal to twenty-four hen's eggs. About five million pills are consumed in England every week. The oity of Mexi...
LADIES' COLUMN. EARNINGS AS SCHOOL TEACHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
-» ?> EARNINGS AS SCHOOL TEACHERS. Women in the London School Board earn, as pupil teachers, 3s. to 8s. per week, with Données for various examinations. After becoming certified to instruct in a number of snbjeotb tho assistant teachers draw £85, rising to £125. After eighteen months* ser- vice a special certificate entitles them to an extra £5. Aa head mistress, pay varies ao oordit g to tho number of pupils in the school, and may range from £130 to £290, rising to £300. Drawing is a subject of much use to Board School teachers nowadays.
A CHINESE FORTUNE-TELLER. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
A CHINESE FORTUNE-TELLER. Tho proper thing to do in Ne sr York just /: now Í8 to have your fortune told by a Ohirieíe»' ' priobt. Recently a new prieet oauie to Chinatown and began telling fortunes. The* idea took like wildfire, and fortune telling or fortune seeking-has become the- rage. ' People who never visited that weird seotion. . of New York known au Chinatown are now going there for this purpose. Women of fashion, women in silks, and. . women in the lower walks of life, all moved by the same impetus, superstition and curi- osity, seek the divining priest. Mea go too, and seem quite as anxious as the women to> ¡look at their future through Celestial eyes. The quest loads tho soaker after fortune . into strange regions. Up winding stone steps from, tho dirty street she goes to the first floor of tho building. Euteriug a nar- row hull, she passes up a riokoty, greasy flight of steps to tho second floor, and looks into an uninviting and foul smelling Chinese restaurant, the f...
PEDIGREE HUNTERS IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. A SAMPLE OF IT. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
I PEDIGREE HUNTERS IN THE PUB- LIC LIBRARY. A SAIÍPLH OF IT. A very fat woman carrying an asthmatio pug in her arma came panting up the stairs the other day and confided to the genial gentleman who is in charge of the referenoe department that she wanted to know all about the Jones family. . I'm. in a hurry, too,' sbe remarked, ' for I only have twenty minutes.' Without a smile the librarian took down his well thumbed genealogical index and turned to Jonee. ' There, madame, is the first step,' he remarked. There were more than 150 separate references to the Jones family, extending over several pages. lt would take a year to examine them thor oughly. After having this explained to her, not without some difficulty, the fat woman said she didn't think ehe oould spare the time, and waddled down the steps with her asthmatic pug. My attention was drawn to a lady dressed in black who was seated at one of the out- side tables, surrounded by books and a per- fect litter of scribbled paper. H...
FOR LADY CYCLISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
FOR Ii AT)Y OYOIilSTS. Smooth faced cloth or oovert coating is infinitely to be preferred to rougher and . more dust catching fabrica for cycling skirts. A really reliable covert coating is, perhaps, a trifle more costly in the first instance, bot the wear is undeniable, and consequently in the long ran it is, perhaps, an economy. The newest and smartest colours for this material are a dark blue-groy, and a particularly effective mottled green in a somewhat olive tint, but there are many who will cling1, with an affection born of experi- ence, to the serviceable dust brown, which -always looks well under all circumstances.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
A Life-Time of Ind(gestion ! | Absolutely Incapacitated ¡ for Business/ Was Sceptical, and had no faith lu any medicines but what I doctors prescribed. When his j friend worried him, he threw | prejudice aside; took I Clements Tonic, | now S Mr. L. T. Forrest, Au^as-street, Adelaide, South Australia, writes on January 6 th, 1897: I cannot longer withhold my testi- ! mony as to the efficacy of Clements Tonio. 1 From early manhood until my present age, \ which is 41, I suffered ? very seriously from | Indigestión» which manifested itself in vari- ¡ pus forms-constant drowsiness, lasting and splitting1 headaches, which frequently ah. j solutely prevented me from attending to my j business. I had not the slightest faith ia j any medicines, except those prescribed by the \ leading doctors, and consequently spent A | large portion of my income ia professional \ advice and chemists' drugs without perman- j eat 'benefit'. About six months since, when j ou a holiday, compelled by my old enem...
A SAILORS' PROPHET. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
A SAILORS* PROPHET. In a dingy little shop, half devoted to the vending of dusty sweets, and the other half to still more dnsty tobacco, in the neighbour- hood of the London docks, resides an old woman who is acquainted with more sailors than probably anyone else in the world. She has a reputation of foretelling marine events, and is known in nearly every port in Europe and America as the 'Sailors* Prophet.' 'Yes,* she said, rather disobligingly, *I can foretell the fate of ships and seamen, and have done so for years now. I know what' will happen long before the time. I always know; , ' How do I know ? Oh, I know,* she oontinued, with a knowing shake of a shaggy grey head. * My man was a sailor, and It . knew when he was drowned. I knew he would bo drowned. I told him so, and where and when, and it happened just as I had cold' him. ' Sailors from all parts nf the world oome to me, and I tell them what will happen. But they don't ask me how I know. I told . a sailor yesterday that h...
CORRECT MEASUREMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
OORUEOT MEASUREMENT. SOME years ago there, lived io the oity of X. a rather eccentric old mari, remarkable for bis shrewdness, who kept a pork shop. Some young fellows, thinking to have a bit of fun with him, entered his shop one sight and asked what bis pork was a yard. , The old man promptly replied: "Five shillings." One of the young mea then said: "I'll take a yard." " Where is your money f" said the old man. The five shillings were given, whioh the old roan quiokly pocketed, aud then pro duoed threo pig's feet, with the remark: " Thrse feet make one yard.".. ., ;, Mit. J. H. Marsden, solicitor, has estab- lished an office in town, adjoining Mrs. Hat ton's boot and shoe warehouse, whore ho may be consulted any evening botwoen the hours of 6*30 and 8 o'olook.
CANLEY VALE. FRUITGROWERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
CAULEY VALE. FRUITGROWERS' ASSOCIATION. AMEHTING of the executive committee bf the above was held at the residence of. Mr, J. iZani on Monday evening last. Mr. Zani, president, occupied the chair and there was a good attendance. The meeting was con- vened for the purpose of considering the best steps to be taken respecting Mr. Becking^ ham's phylloxera-infected vineyard. Mr. Beckingham stated that he had recently, in- terviewed Mr. Adams, senr., chairman of the Board of Advice to the Minister for Agricul- ture, in connection with his vineyard^ with a view to the suspension (if operations by the officers' of the department in treating with the healthy portion. Mr. Adams ad- vised the calling together of the committee of the associationto deal with the questionandat once approach the Minister with a request that the Board of Advice be asked to visit the vineyard and report thereon, also that Mr. V. Parkes, M.P., be asked to interest himself in the . matter. He (Mr. Becking- ham) had s...
LIVERPOOL AGRIGULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
LIVERPOOL AGRIGULTURAL, HORTI CULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. THE annual meeting of the above was held at the Oounoil . Chamber on Monday evening last. Mr. V. Parkes, M.P., pre- sident, occupied the chair and ab jut fifty members were présent. The minutes of previous meeting having been read and'confirmed, The président stated that during his term of office the affairs of the society had been oarried on successfully. Comparing the society with other kindred associations in the 1 county of Cumberland, it was in by far the best position. Owing to the delay in getting in the accounts and receipts in connection with the late show it had been impossible to straighten up affairs sooner, , but now he was able to state the society's exact position, which he considered very satisfactory. He then submitted the balance-sheet, which he stated began with the accounts inDeoember last, showing a credit balance of £106 ls 7d. Io reply to a question from Mr. Barker, as to why the usual co Urse was ...
The Liverpool Herald, PUBLISHED EVERY, SATURDAY MORNING. SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1898. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
The Liverpool Herald PUBLISHED EVERY, SATURDAY MORNING. SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1898. &nbsp; THE Prince of Wales, a few years ago, in a speech dealing with; industrial politics, hap- pened on the phrase-" We are all socialists now." There was no doubt much sincerity, if a little sarcasm, in the remark. Plagiaris- ing the point scored by the Prince, it may be said " We are all Federalists now." Mr. Want, whom nobody ever credited with a courteous acquaintance with the idea of unity, now asserts he is a Federalist. One can al- most imagine the skeleton of the late Sir John' Robertson rising. from the grave and shaking clenched knuckles at him. But " we are all Federalists now." Mr. Reid, who hackled the life out of the Commonwealth Bill--his handy work with others-is now desirous of patching up a constitution with material of strange and alluring manu- facture ; material, by the way he rejected &nbsp; at Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. But then we are all ^Federalists now." ...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
LOCAL AND GENERAL. THE regular meeting of the local branch of the Federal Association was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening last, the Mayor presiding. There was a good attend- ance, including the Mayor of Strathfield (Alderman T, F. Mackenzie). It was unani- mously decided to sink the fiscal question at the forthcoming general election. For Bronchial Goughs take Wood's Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6 and 2/6 -, WESLEYAN Church services will be held as follows to-morrow (Sunday) :-Liverpool, ll a.m., Mr McDonald ; 7 p.m., Rev.-J.: Hop- kins. Ingleburn, ll a.m., Rev. J. Hopkins ; 7 p.m., supply. Hoxton Park, 3 p.m., Rev. «L Hopkins. Cross Roads, 3 p.m., Mr.' McDonald. WE are pleased to be able to record that Mr. R. Jones, of Bigge-s treat, is recovering from his recent serious indisposition. For Conti ump ti ve Coughs talc« Wood's Great Peppermint Core, i/6 and 2/6. ON Monday afternoon last, a deputation consisting of the Mayor and Alderman C A. Scrivener and- Messrs. Henderson and W...
THEY CREEP ON US UNAWARES. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
.THEY. CREEP 0 N US UNA WAITES. THOUSANDS of the good people who read these articles* ha ve grey hairs in plenty. Are you one of them ?. If uni do you remember w.heh*you saw the. first-grey .hair-on your head, or in your -,beard, ns, the caso may have; been ? .ItWAR,' natural enough 5 'time, is a bleacher,as well as a dyer;; 'yet the discovery was a surprise, perhaps a 'shock* to you/ ! Yoii didn't see that grey hair boming.? 'All ~B.t anüe-it was there. ' 1 ..-.'..? " Now behold how ' manyworse .things ore like thatvand' learn a valuable lesson; ! ; , :' ï1; % . u CJp;to March, 1891,?'says Mr.. John ,Murray '.' I never hud anyjllness in my life.} Then, sud- denly, as it were,-1 felt that something was wrong with¡ me.- A,t.first I had an awful bitter taste jin my mouth, abd after eating. I had . a pain dt ' tho chest and a .horrible sensation ut the stomach', as of a hof iron burhing'fae.' - ? ' "T vomited á'lTthe food I partook of,; and some- times I threw''up blood.&lt; No...
SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
SOCIAL. The Town Hall, Liverpool, was the scene of festivities on Friday evening, 24th ult., the occasion being the third annual ball held under the auspices of the local Lawn: Tennis Club. A committee of lady and gentleman members of the club attended to the work of decorating the ball and supervised the general arrangements, which were complete in every detail, nothing being wanting toon sure the comfort and convenience, as well as promote the enjoyment, of their patrons. The decorations were very pretty and de- cidedly appropriate, festoons of bunting and greenery, on which tennis racquets and balls, together with the club's colors (red and blade), were artistically arranged, being pro- minently displayed on the walls of the buildings, flags of all nations being tastefully draped from the roof supports. The stage was elegantly furnished and decorated with ferns and greenery, giving the whole a truly arbor-like appearance, while the prosconium was surmounted with the club's net, o...
NOVEL. A Question of Courage CHAPTEN I: A VACATION VAGARY. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 2 July 1898
NOVJSlT " A Question of Courage By FRANCIS LYNDE, OHAPTBN I; A VACATION VAGARY. « "WHAT ever brought you to Tregarthen "Mr. Ringbrand P lt seems to me to be th last plaee in the world where an autlto >would hope to find material.' * "Who has been accusing me of any suol intention, Mrs Ludlow ?' ."Why, au accusation isn't neoessary . every one knows that when an author oat be induced to exchange the literary atmos phere of his respected Boston, or his belovec New York, for tho prosaic surroundings of t ?dingy little coal-mining village in rh&lt; Tennessee mountains, there muBt be i .stronger motive than a mere eight-seer'f curiosity." * Perhaps you are right. And yet I tbinh you are a little severe : if one were seeking -inspiration, what oould be more uplifting than that?'-waving his hand with a com -prehensive gesture toward the moonlit Stature of valley and mountain framed hy ie pillars of the verandah. ' But I assure you, as I said a moment ago, I couldn't give a sensi...