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PATTERN FOR CHILD'S SLEEPING SUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
PATTERN FOR CILLD'S SLEEPING SUIT. In cold weather no mother should fall to make her child one of these cosy little sleepDfng suits. Flannel, of course, is by far the most sultablle ma tcrlal to use, It represents "Every lady's Journal" pattern No. 46 and is cut in two slzes-for children of four and six years. This Dattern may be bought for ninepence from local Dattern agent or will be sent post free to any ad dress if nlnepence in stamps Is sent to Dept. A, "Everylady's Journal," 376 Swanston-street, Itelbourne. State number of pattern and sIze required. If a penny stamp is sent to above ad dress a 48-page catalogue will be sent to any reader. who writes "send free catalogue."
Rebounded. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
Rebounded. "I say, Smartman," said the land lord of a small country inn, "there's Silly John in the next compartment. Suppose you tell him this new farth ing is a half-sovereign, and send him across to the rolice-station for change. It will be a fine bit of fun." Smartman laughed, and replied: "Glorious, gloriousr Send him here, landlord, at once." "Well, John, would you Ilike to earn a shilling?" queried Smartman. John grinned, and said "e'd werry much like to 'ave the charnse2" "Well, look here, old chap, Just take this half-sovereign across to the police-station and ask Sergeant Sleeple to oblige me with silver. You can deduct a shilling for your trou ble." John departed, chuckling. A few minutes afterwards he re turned, almost breathless, and, much to Smartman's ama ement, proceed ed to count nine shillings in silver in to his hand. "Er-what did the sergeant say, John?" he queried. "Oh, 'e looked at it a bit, an' then 'e esd 'e thought I'd better get it changed at your shop, so ...
A COOL CUSTOMER. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
A COOL CUSTOMER. A few days ago I net with the toughest case in my -.hoie experi ence, said the agent of a very suc cessful debt-cu;e:A:tinug firm. I tackledJ rry man for £3 he owes to a restatr ritL He's 'n artst. "I'm sorry," ba'4 he, leaving ot nork on the picture, and pushing oi velvet smoking-cat on the back of his head, wh.,. he lookei lazily at the bill, "but I cannot pay !his for a few months yet "* "Why not?' said 1. "'ecause [ hare a r cre pressing 'abillty." "More preoslng than a bUll of this kond?" said' I. sarcasticall. "Yes, a gnood deal," said he. "I'm buying a pale of shoes on the instal ',ent plan, and the second shoe is to be delivered ro-day ;f I cn make par tlal payment. 'Tne coin is here," said he, tapping his waetcoat rocket. "Al right," I said; "but you just give that coin to me on account, or II sell you uno." "Sell what up?" he drawled out. "Why, these ,c.aureu,' said I, sweeping my arm in a compreheniive way round the studric. "These plcure.s? All right, my...
TWIN-BEARING EWES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
TWIN-BEARING EWES. A remarkable line of investigation, which is of great Interest to sheep breeders, is being pursued by Sir Alexander G. Bell, at one time geolo gist of the Dominion of Canada, on his farm in Nova Scotia. For some ten or twelve years he hbas been endeavoring to fix a breed of sheep having four or six milking teats, and producing twins at a birth. He noticed that the proportion of sheep having four developed nipples was larger among twin-producing ewes, and this started him on his qucast for a co-relation between the two. In a few years he produced a strain of ewes which had, as a normal condition, four teats of nearly equal size, all yielding milk, by mating four. nippled ewes with four-nippled rams. Reversion seldom occurred, and when the strain was once established these ewes were found to be as fertile as ordinary sheep, if not more so.
FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS. Public prosperity is like a tree. Ag riculture is its roots; manufacturers and commerce are its branches and leaves. If the roots suffer the leaves fall,. the branches wither, and the tree dies. Well-built. edicient fences, kept in repair, not only place an important appearance value on a farm. but they pay substantially in protection to crops and stock. The country has one trade---faram ing-aud every country boy has some fundamental stock of knowledge. Why not adopt the sensible plan of grafting his education upon it? Qu!et lirmness is important in hand ling horses. The cool assurance of a mnasterful horseman produces an im mediate effect upon the nerves and beharior of a fractious team. It i.s useless for anyone to attempt to make a farm pay unless he has a love for his work. If he has a genu i~ne love for it, everything he puts his hand to scenms to know it. If his spe cialty is plant growth, whether fruit, eget ible or cereals, it is astonishing to...
The Milk of Human Unkindness. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
The Milk of Human Unkindness. The. simple-hearted Weary One and the crafty B'll Sikes were support ing the walls of the works, their tins or1 untasted coffee in their hands. Bill's coffee looked like coal, while The Weary One had in his the added uInxury of a small quantity. of milk. Wherefore, as they say, did Bill covet the tin pf the Weary One, and did decide to exchange beverages, should an opportunity occur. "Torlkin' of pickpockets." said the Weary One, "I once 'eard of a chap wot could pinch a 'andkercher from a gent's sleeve." "Oh, that's nothin'!" laughed Wl liam. "I knows a cove wet can take yer 'at from yer 'ead without yer knowing it." But the Weary One was incredulous. Just then he was called away by the foreman, and on his return he picked up the tin which he had trust ingly left with Bill and his incredulity vanished like lightning. "Well:' he exclaimed, "bust me if this don't beat yer 'at trick, Bill. 'Ere's someone bin an' swiped the milk outer my coffee!"
AMUSING INCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
AMUSING INCIDENTS. The American papers are publish ing stories of Dr. Weir .Mitchell. 'this is one of the best of t'sen:: One day a patient came !nto hls ollice and found him closi.;: a lar ge bundle of letteis. "All resignations from committees or boardiA," he sa:d. gleefully. "fIn going to get off all them. I have told my wife that when I die I want her to put on my tonb otone. 'Committeed to the grave'!" A man purchased som'- red hau 'n.'; shirt:; guaranteed not to shrink. Hie reminded the salesmnan forh:'l .yf the guarantee some weeks !aer. "Have you had any litrfhuiiy ;illh themin?" the latter ask-rd. "No'" replied the custotirser; o the other morning. whrer !ws I rwa ing,. ty wife said to me, 'Jor,. whre did you get that pink ioeraI neck lace?' Thle notor car wvas, until recently, a thing( unheard of in a certain part of Ireland. A peasant was very mich astonished our day when he S stw one go by without any viuiblh neans of locomotion. Htis eyes bulged. how ever, whren a motor...
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. 311ndI people-those who have been born blind-are, as is well known, ex ceedingly clever with their fingers, but it is not often that we hear of a watchmaker who was born blind. And yet there have been instances of the kind. A famous blind watchmaker lived at I-olbeach, in Lincolnshire. His name was Rilppin, and, although com pletely blind, he could take to pieces and put together again watclhes of most del;cate construction with the -reatest ease, and in quicker time than most watchmakers who have the advantage of good eyesight. On one occasion some of the tiny wheels and screws, used in his trade were stolen from him, but the thief was captured with the Droperty on his person, and RipDpin identified them by his delicate sense of touch. A narnatape watch and clock maker brought up his blind son to his trade, and the young man proved so skilful that on more than one occasion he detected faults In timepieces which other tradesmen had failed to disco ver.
HENS THAT HATCH FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
HENS T?HAT HATCH FISH. As is generally known, a big quan tity of fish spawn is annually lost. To avoid this fish-rearers in China care fully collect spawn from the surface of the water, and when they have se cured a sureilent quantlty they take a number of hens' eggs, the contents of which have been carefully emptied through a small aperture, and refill the shells with the spawn. The holes are then sealed up and the eggs put under broody hens. The hens are al lowed to incubate the eggs for a cer tain number of days, when the eggs are again broken and their contents put into water that has been pre viously warmed 'by the sun. In a. very short space of time the spawn hatches, and the young fry are then kept In pure fresh water until they attain a sullcient slze to be put into the ponds containing older fish. The Clhinese have long understood all the intricacies of Incubation, and acere amongst the first to use incuba tors for thle hatching of hen eggs, long before such machines were m...
WOMAN'S REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
WOMAN'S REVENGE. Bismarck.had little regard for wo men who attempted to think for them. selves in matters of State and poll tics. Moreover, he never took any pains to conceal his dislike for them. Occasionally, however, when his ad versary was a clever woman, he found the snub returned as effectively as hie gave it One day he paid a visit to the Russian Embassy at Berlin. Se veral women who were present join ed in the conversation, which turned on some of the political questions of the day. Bismarck was as gruff and surly to the women as usual; he flout ed even the mistress of the house, the Countess Schouvaloif. At last, to the relief oi everybody, Bismarck took his leave. A few mo ments later the family mastiff was heard barking at the great man in the courtyard. Immediately the Countess ran to the open window and called, in tones of gentle entreaty: "Oh, please, Monsieur le Chancelier, please don't bite my dog!"
BIPLANE AS HEARSE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
BIPLANE AS HEARSE. A strange posthumous enthusiasm for a new form of locomotion has been displayed by M. Ivan Sopornowski, a Russian millionaire. M. Sopornowskil during his flle was extremely conservative and even re fused to enter a motorcar. In hIs Will, however, was found a clause be queathlng £20,000 to any airman who could convey his coffin to the grave side in an aeroplane. A young flying man named Posofl immediately the will was published offered to under take the task. He placed the coffimn in his biplane and flew to the ceme tery, making a bad landing, which was nearly fatal to himself. The relatives have reluctantly paid him the £20,000 out of the estate.
COST OF BAD TEMPER. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
COST OF BAD TEMPER. "By getting Into a rage the work of the heart n ay hbe increased from 152 to 224 foot-po?undts per minute. Keep your tnemper is, therefore, good ad vice." ThI:lo wan one of the remarks·. m;nde by Mr. .. Strickland Goodall ?n itis lecture on "Heart Strain and It. Prevefnt!on," at the Institute of Hy glens recently. tie further remarked that if you go to bed at ten o'clock fIn RteaL of twelve you will save your heart in the course of a year 876,000 feot-r?ounds of work, while an hour's rest on Sunday afternoon will save the heart 62,400 foot-Dounds of work per annum. If love gets into the average mod ern courtellnip as a stowaway, even, he-s laueky.
EDISON'S FIRST INVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
EDISON'S FIRST INVENTION. It s statted that when Edison was a teliegraph operator much annoyance was caulsd by cockroaches getting Inrto tho tin cans in which the boys carried their lunches. Various meth oudi of getting rid of them were tried, buIt without success, and then Edison made a b-t that he would extermilnate the foe. Thei next day the dinner cans were pil d In a ,heap, and the wiznard sur rounded them with a circl of tinfoll ribbon :hout one Inch wide. About a oquarter of an inch away ho placed a si.milar crcle, both rlbbons being uprlght, and then connected them with a battery. Along came the ccluroaches. To surmnount tihe obstacles they had to place the hind-lgns on the outer rib bon alnd their forelegs on tile inner on'. The moment they did so, the circuit vwa~s completed and they top pled over dead.
THE POWER OF HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
THE POWER O HABIT. The young man took a piece o. paper and a pencil from his poc ket, andl laid the paper on his knee. "I will have something important to say to you in a minute, Miss Jones," he said. Then he read over carefully what was written on the paper, and crossed out a word. "Superfluous," he sbaid, half to himself. Ife went over it again, and crossed out another word. "It's just as strong without that," he muttered.. "We are all too prone to use adjectives and adverbs any way." IHe picked up the paper, and seem ed about to begin'to read froin it; but suddenly stopped. "That wlole sentence might as well come out," he said. "The meaning is perfectly clear without it. Conciseness is really the cry ing need of the hour." Then, turn ing to the.girl, he said, "Be mine !" Thus we see the power of habit. He was a sub-editor.
A GOOD TWO MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
A GOOD) TWO MII.tE-. Alter a hard day's work at the manoeuvres, a battalion ,of Terri torials were marching wearily long a seeminogly ir.terminable country road, when they met a nl. m un horseback. "I say." said the officer in coalm mand. "how far is it to the next town 7"' "About two miles," was the _re ply. Eor another hour the soldiers tramped, and the7 met another strangrr. "How far is it to the nextton'n?" he worn anked. A gonod two miles, I should nay," waw the reply. Another hour paseis,?. and then an 0thler horseman was encountered. •Ftow far ?" he repeated, in an swer to the same rquestion; "oh, not far, only about two mlile.'" Well, sighed the optimistic ofi cer, "thank goodness, we arehold ing our own, anyhow."
A NOBLE FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
A NOBLE FIGHT. Two gentlemen, costers by profes sion, were passing a wet afsternoon in the fritlih Museum. In the courne of their travels they happened on one of those dilapidat ed 'tatses that certain people gaft at and pretend to find beautiful. It? was, for some obsc:lr reason, raflftl "virtory," though a better title woltld have beent "cThipr-el Ofl the rOld lnck.'" "c'rumbs !" said Bill. "Look at this ?'rr., 'Arry! Ain't 'alf 'ad a time of it, 'e nin't !" 'Arry looked. At last an expres sion of regret spread over his fea turis. "Bill," he mnurm;rel, "I'' d gise surtnk to nee the bloke woat lost that fight !"
CHEERING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
CHEERING. The wealthy Englishman had bought an estate without having seen it. He believed that he could trust the Rman he bought it from, and a month or two after he went over to have a look at the place. The drive from the nearest rail way station to the newly-acquired property was a matter of twelve miles. The Englishman hired a Hiighlander to drive him. As the cart jogged along, the stranger said : "I suppose you know the country hereabouts pretty well, friend ?" "-Ay, every foot o't," the Scot an snwered. And do you know the Glen A'c era ?" Ay, weel," was the reply. What sort of a place is it ?" The S?cot smiled grimly. "Aweel," he said, "if ye saw the de'il tethered on it. ye'd juist. ay, 'Poor brute ti' 's
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XII. The Sending of the Telegram. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAHtlxMI BROWN. Author of "The Soul of Lucille."' "The League of t:he Sacred Scar:ab."' etc. Published by arr:ng.m-:cnt ".ith Casscll & C '0. All Rights Rt I r-',ed. CHAPTER !i7. The Sending of the Telegranm. Angus Galbraithi coninui'i rto nit at the fire witth tIr i ',rt-n,-ou ib ittr in his hand. Sot.e 'na'i:lct '11d fun: that it was get'nui:l, and thi t a ;',:- th:e worst was not told. A.t 'r':,t it hadl come as a great s'ihock to hil:l, andI h could not beli,. .hls of h1I brthr. But during the thre,' !!:-, o, t-rlur-. in which the l'tt-,r h',d h:li ii hisl pocket, th!, cankr hIad ':'t: in:,t his Soul. until it a.:-a lo tl-~ hl he. could bear alone. And now, aft:r hia lmthr. a ord, he knew that le c.ul1 look for nil one to share 11- burdo'n. Ii. was crushedl dol ii by . dloui ble iorrow. Ilis mothlirs wordls :ad loot a almost broke his lhear. .n, trowe rinlg above his own personai gritiefs was tile agony of the thoioght. "What would be the (nOii-.or E...
WONDERFUL WOODCRAFT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 July 1914
WIONDi)ER- 1100[?' DR.FT. The dic:ussionrt all arose because ,a tree, in happy illnocenl.C'e, hnppened to b)e growing near to tho Cmrpilg ground of the lt r,.dshire ln:Si noors. eafpper Mmith was convinced that the tree in i estion was an oak. 'pluer BIrown was equally sulre that it wan a birch. And nt that the mnatter rested. There appeared to be no Imeans of. settlirn the dispute, when suddenly Lanc:e-tCorloral Itobinson hove in sight, end was caded upon to arbi With imanrtial gait. Itblinson strode up to the tree, examined it criti eatll, tappedl it with his cano, mnellei it; then, after a long and thoughtful silence, delvcerel his verdict. '",t's a wooden one, a1l right !'" qIuoth he. Some woman marry for monry, some for love, and some for 4, home. It la not known why mra marry. 1935.
What It Was. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
What It Was. One morning old Mr. Bell was in dustriously piying his hammer on a wooden contrivance under the kitchen window in the back-yard, when a neighbor called to inquire after his wife, who had been unwell for some time. The old chap's reply, however, was drowned Iby someone in the house Couching very loudly. "Poor dear! I s'pose that's 'er coughin', ain't it?" cried the sympa thetic old lady. "Na. Ca. ma woman." replied the aged toiler. surveying his handiwork proudly: "it ain't a collin. It's a fowl htouse."