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"I COULDN'T DISAPPOINT HIM." THE STORY OF A TWO-FRANC PIECE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
^m^m^^mmm^^ ?'?'''^raB^8H-ftT'iC)F:'i£:^C^6'^!a%Nb''S! On one occasion M. FalUerea was din ing at a restaurant with a friend -when he accidentally dropped a coin under the table. His companion drew attention to the fact with the remark: 'I think you have dropped a two-frano piece.' 'Oh, that's all right,' replied Falllerea, 'It will do for the waiter when we have gone away.' And calling the garcon to bis side, he told him to look for the two franc piece after he and hie friend bad flnleliniq tlwplr meAi. Later on, Just before leaving the res taurant, M. Fallleres deliberately took a two-franc piece from his pocket and quietly placed it on the floor under the table. His friend was much surprised, and asked tbe reason for his strange conduct. 'Well,' was the reply, 'on counting my money, I found that It could: not have been a two-franc piece V dropped in the first instance, but as I told the waiter to look for that amount, ; I couldn't disappoint him, could IT'— 'M.A.P.'
THE MEW MARRIAGE ACT. VIEWS OF A SCOTTISH CANON. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT. VIEWS OF A SCOTTISH CANON. In view, of the fulminatlons of the Eng lish bishops ogainst the Deceased Wife's Sister Act, and of the irreconcil able attitude of Lord Halifax and the English Church Union, who claim to be the sole exponents of Anglican belief, there is special Interest In a plain-spoken declaration by Canon Cowley-Brown, who is, perhaps, the best-known clergy man — not excluding the episcopate — of the Episcopal Church In Scotland. That branch of the Church is notoriously 'high' In lta views and ritual, and it would have declared against the Act, as, Jndecd, in its corporate capacity it may still do. Canon Cowley-Brown, .who ministers to a fashionable Edinburgh congregation In the church most in re quest for society marriages in Bcotland, will bo an influential leader on the other side. After disposing of the theological and physiological arguments against the Act, ho declares that: 'Prohibition of marriage with a de ceased wife's sister has prevai...
OUR BROTHER IN MARS. WHAT IS HE LIKE? [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
OUR BROTHER IN MASS. WHAT IS HE LIKE? Now that Professor Lowell of Slag' - staff 1b sure there are human belngB on the planet Mars, there are signs that considerable anxiety is frit here and there lest the human beings on Mars should not' be like those on earth. Of course, It Is sheer folly to jrorry over this, yet many of us are so consti tuted that we cannot help it The ten drils of our 'affe^Hpii -stretch. :outiob Vfar^ i ?eni to TO;^ny;3lrectionB, r-'fixAlm-iMiady iiiiiiiiiail ,S6rtable'ana|tairly happj^ifflaft^oiigb; iunian, be built upon lines very differ ent from ours, the hearts of i~ few are likely to be almost sorry that Professor Lowell has discovered the Martians at all. from all accounts, the MartlanB aro eo constituted physically that on flrai acquaintance with one of them wo should not be likely to take as kindly to aim as we take now to one of our other brothers. Because the conditions are eo different od More from what they are here, as 'regards atmospheric den sity...
PATIENT KILLS NURSE. ATTACK BY DELIRIOUS MAN CAUSES YOUNG WOMAN'S DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
.PATIENT KILLS WtrBSE. T ^ f ATTACK BY DELIRIOUS TAAN CAUSES YOUNG WOMAN'S DEATH. .'- nurse's death at the fiands of a.id1^ llrlous patient was the subject of -£'*.'? West Hnrtr-lpool Inquest on Wednesday (2nd October). '- . . Tha nurse. Miss Maud Grainger, aged 86, Newcastle, was engaged as a pro batloner at the Cameron Memorial '? Hospital, West Hartelpool, where the ='' Incident occurred. :_? %'. '???? Evidence was given that the nurse ?''':.. wrote to her brother on 20th Septem ber:— - ' -...??'. j - ''We have a man In who Is very *n, and for days he was very delirious.'' On. '??['-, ., Wednesday night he game me a fearful '*js»;_ blow on my nose and broke It ; for ina I had it set, but it still looks very niuch'S on one side. I believe I win hjaw'-'ib't'v.' wear an instrument for * tune. 'I i»ay»V:''? to stay in bed a few days.' .- ':^sJri%\ Tfcr matron said that on the night *if i''; 18tb September she heard a ^asUenti:'? screaming In delirium. Going Into, jhe;, ward she found...
THE POOR GIRL DIDN'T KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE POOR GIRL DIDN'T KNOW. A servant girl was brought to a cottage hospital suffering from an overdose of poison. When questioned as to. her mo tive for , taking It, she replied: — ' I ? wasn't feeling well, and I went to my mistress's room to get some medicine from the chest she has there. The bottle I got was marked, 'Three drops for an Infant, six for an adult, and a table spoonful for an emetic' I knew I wasn't an infant. I wasn't sure about being an adult, eo I thought I must be the emetic and I took the spoonful.'
THE HEAD OF THE STRONG "STREAM." [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE HEAD OF THE STKONG 'STREAM.' Strumblo Head, where the Trinity Elder Brethren will erect a new light house, forms tbe southern bora of the newly developed Port . of Ftehgnard. Like, the names of tbe neighboring Islands— Skomer, Stockholm, and Ram sey—the mysterious word Strumble Is of Norse origin, and bears most appropri ate reference 1$ tbe strong 'stream;' or tide, ihnt rushes past into Cardigan Bav. When this 'race' permits.' there Is no lietter spot on'the Welsh coast for the nobler forms of sea-fishing. On the south side of Strumble Head tbere lies o tiny Islet, between which arid the mainland a wise man can nearly always take a lioaUoail of.. Itass and pollack without excessive expenditure of lime, trouble, tackle or bad language.— 'Westminster Gazette,'
IN THE FREAK BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
IN THE FREAK BUSINESS. A husband and wife had been running a freak ebow in a. provincial town. Un fortunately they quarrelled, and the ex hibits were equally divided between them. The wife decided to continue business as an exhibitor at the old .address, but the husband went on tour. ~ After some wandering the prodigal re turned, and a reconciliation took place as tne result of wnlch tney became busi ness partners once more. A few mornings afterwards the peo ple of the neighborhood were sent into fits of laughter on reading the follow ing notice in *bs impers: — 'By the return of my husband my stock of freaks has been permanently increased.'
MORE FAST SHIPS. C.P.R. ENTERPRISE. LIVERPOOL TO BRISBANE IN TWENTY-FOUR DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
MORE FAST SHIPS. C.P.R. ENTERPRISE. LIVERPOOL TO BRISBANE IN , TWENTY-FOUR DAYS. That we are entering on a perloa of ocean-speed competition Is to be gath ered from the new proposals of the Can adian Pacific Railway and Steamship Company Not satisfied with winning and keeping Hie rocoi-a passage between Liverpool and Quebec by the means ot their new 20-knot Empress of Britain arid Empress ot Ireland, they now pro pose an even faster Atlantic service ; and possibly, with or without the 'All- Red Route,' of making Brisbane' In 24 days arter leaving the Mersey port. When seen by a 'Westminster' repre sentative, Mr Arener uaner, me com pany's European manager, l:i reply to the question, 'Are you buiWlug two very fast boats for your Atiantlo service?' Bald, 'No, but we prppose to do eo. That Is the Bhareholdo.-£ will bo asked, at the annual general meeting, to bo held in Montreal on ''.nd Octolier, to sanction the building of two such vessels. The reason Is this: Our contract for the car...
FROM LONDON "PUNCH." [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
FHOM LONDON 'PUNCH.' In view of tbe official announcement that our Government has decided not to lay down an additional battleship In any event' while the Peace Conference is sitting, certain Powers are said to be In favor of the permanent sitting of the Conference. ' An International Congress of Anar chists was held last week at Amster dam. To the great annoyance of the Anarchists an International Congress of Detectives was held at tba eame time and place. . . - Mr Quelch, who retired from Stutt gart on being threatened with expul sion, has been congratulated by his con freres on his 'courageous stand against the action of the German Government Police.' . He did not take It 'lying down,' he took It walking away. Jui'ge Tandis, who fined the Standard OH Trus:. Is suffering from nervous breakdown, and has been obliged to take a rest cure. It is not at all im probable that certain officials of the trust will also have to undergo arrest cure later on. Tbe Maorjelen Lake, at tbe foot of...
THE KAISER'S VISIT. HOW LONDON WILL ENTERTAIN HIM. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE KAISER'S VISIT. HOW LONDON WILL ENTERTAIN HIM. The Kaiser and Katserln are expected to arrive at Windsor on the afternoon of' Monday, 11th November, and will prob ably be met at the station by the King and Queen. The Prince of Wales, it Is expected will welcome the Emperor at Portsmouth. - i The Imperial viSll io the Guildhall on 13th November will lack nothing of pomp and circumstance. Invitations have been sent to the Prince and Princess of Wales, the puke and/Duchess of -5on- naught, Prigce- Arthur 'and -T?Hnceas .Patricia of Connaught, Prince and Prin cess Alexander of Teck. and the Dnahess of Albany. ? Between eight and nine b'Jnlred other guests will be present. Including the. German Ambassador, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Prime Minister and the majority of his colleagues in the Cabinet. Mr Balfour, ond very probably Prince Buelow, the German Imperial Chancel lor. Dejeuner will be taken in tlie ban queting hall, and will be followed by a number of toasts, including t...
THE REALISTIC IN ART. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE RRAXJSnC TN ART. ^Coloured liion-tamer ;— 'What ybu: gwlne to do wW oat paint, Andy?' ..-^-i-j .-..- ..Irish .-Handy Man— VBure : the polar JKarVgoln1 in here, and sorra an ib st&ckle there'U be betune Um and tbe Blngal tiger but half «n 5lSi^-yfboa^ -^ tie sketch of an iceberg on Bt, Just *« , ? desave the' mrmlaii',-;~:'i-'^y-:Sc'.\ i '?''-?' v
DIABOLO! A TIMELY SKETCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
DIABQIOI A TIMELY ' SKETCH. I had stepped on to the quay at Mar seilles and was vaguely admiring the color-scheme of sky. and town and rock, when 'Pardon, pardon, monsieur!' cried someone close by, and I started to find a thin infuriated child dashing toward me with what I conceived to be a life saving apparatus. Intuition suggested a playmate strug gling In the sea, and I promptly got out of the way of the rescuer. But his eyes were directed toward the sun, and in uKuji.ij' x uwriimu conscious 01 a jiuimitu others gazing upward, rapt. I was mystified. . . Now the manikin was stock still, arms outstretched and raised, each hand holding a short stick connec ted at the points by a cord. A moment later, I noticed a lump of something falling like a bolt from the blue. The youngster cleverly caught it on the line, and deaf to the applause of the on lookers he contrived by alternate up ward and downward movements of the arms to keep the bobbin revolving along the cord. ; Presently the Juv...
A PRINCE OF THIEVES. HE LIVED IN TUSCANY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
A FRINGE OF THIEVES. HE LIVED IN TUSCAN!. 'The long 'wanted' criminal, Franz Kirch, whose daring and Ingenuity ren der him the most remarkable thief and housebreaker Id 'Germany, lias Just been arrested at Hanover. Kirch was noto rious for tbe ambitious nature of his thefts and for tbe extraordinary skill of the coterie of accomplices whom lie . trained to assist In his raids, and whom he paid munificently. He himself lived 4n the utmost luxury. So successful was be In simulating In sanity when arrested! that five times be was placed In a lunatic asylum, whence ue always succeeded Id escaping.— 'Pally MaiL'
OCEAN'S CALL. L.C.C. DOTS TO MAKE THE VOYAGE TO AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
OCEAN'S CALL. ' ' L.C.C. BOYS TO MAKE THE VOYAGE \ TO AUSTRALIA. ? To-morow (writes the 'Dally News' of 2nd October), If the present arrange ments hold goo-1, the large sailing ship Port Jackson will sail from the Thames for Australia, carrying 25 cadets, and also 60 boys from the Marino Society's training ship Warsplte. It Is upon this ship that the scheme of ocean train Ing, inaugurated in 1890 by Lord Bras sey. In conjunction with Messrs Devitt and Moore, Is being carried out, and she Is the first British training ship in the Mercantile Marine to carry not only cadets, but also boys as forecastle hands. Among these boys will be four scholar ship holders, indentured by the L.C.C. to the Marine Society for two years. These scholarships, which are for L25 each, re place four gardening scholarships, as It ?was apparently thought desirable that London lads should be taught to plough the seas as well as the land. As soon as the boys were selected they were drafted to the Warsplte. to u...
TOYS. THEIR ETHICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
^ TOYS. THEIR ETHICS. . 'A clergyman having attacked the Teddy bear (those wooden models named after the American President) on the ground that its substitution for the doll Is undermining the maternal instinct, one of the magazines of 'new thought,' the 'Stellar Ray,' comes forward wltb a qualified defence of that popular toy. JPerhaps,' It suggests, 'the love ot the Teddy bear tends to dispel the fears that formerly haunted the dreams of child hood, perhaps it tends to broaden the sympathies of the little mother to the animal kingdom, cultivating a spirit ot protective love ror au creatures.' THE TEDDY BEAR: 'A friendly disposition towards bears is an' excellent thing to have,' thinks the. New ^Yorlc 'Nation,' 'especially In a . community which Is not Infested with real Ijeare that might take unfair ad vantage of a chlld'e advances. The bear Which waits around the corner to devour naughty llttie boys nnd girls loses Its terrors when the child knows by experi ence what on amiable, ...
STORY OF SARATOGA TRUNKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
[?] --'.':;-: ttr eaenwiin Binmrn. V *T want y»»u to let toy things «1one.' ? The «|rt, stamping a shapelr -little foot - fn the syooden floor of the wharf, glared -|iT«sely at ibe ' Inoffensive ' New York ? Customs Inspector, who oast ills eyes town wltb the foolish look common to little boys caught in the act of pilfering .the pantry. ' : .; It Has at tills point that the professor, fflth professional suavity, stepped for- , Ward with the hope of bringing the feminine mind and the statutory re - SiHromonto intn hdrm/tnu Thft mnn flnd . the woman formed a striking contrast in the doll gloom of a late November . Afternoon. He was tall, grave and re- , lerved In speech and action. She was . flight, spirited, fussy anil a very Niagara of words. He vrai attired in , black, with not even a ring or a scarf - pin to relieve the extreme sombreaesB I She was resplendent In . a Parisian gown, and her mere presence made ' everything else Beern like a colorless p background, j i ; V ;'Ti;beg -...
SIGNS OF NATIONAL DEGENERACY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
SIGNS OF NATIONA1 SEGENE. . ;. , -BAC*. -Oj If a disposition to employ paid jkA-%* ,*' '? diets rattier than face universal service, 5- -*' to leiy ion UUes to flo tmr fighting »^tt*!!I £? than do1 if ourselves, ,'to place' MflOBal'^TJ*; trade in front of national honor; jflill-.^ ^ these symptoms *re cbaraclerJtHr-'fiBjJ^ national Jegenemcy; ihenAt UlS^^mf^ii that flreat Britain cpns^^^^^:]^g other these ? js^ptoihs *re\Ao -|)e' ronoif^^ * ihe first elm pt the modern slay, -^fit-^^^S Is to please the women in the *u01en^J|ll|il The Becond thought is lor the immSaSs characters ta the play. -« a pTay,anla&^3Si^ favor with tfae women, it laMtia^WgSM be a success. The* men wlU go-fJt^|?^^^ because ehe ia' there ~«r to sot aa*Se£@$SaSm B6cort-''Ih««»aiaSa»ane.» ^§8fflsRa