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THE YOUTH MISUNDERSTOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
THE YOUTH MISUNDERSTOOD. ' The girl's fatUer, a gruff, stout old fellow, came into the parlour at 9.30, with his watch in his hand. Tho young man was standing on a chair straight ening a picture that the girl had asked him to fix. As he turned tho old gentlo man said: "Young man, do you know what time it is?" The bashful youth got off tho chair nervously. "Yes, air," he replied, "I was just going." He went into the hall and took his hat and coat. The girl's father follow ed him. As the caller reachod for the door tho old gentleman agbin asked him if he know what time it waB. "Yes, sir," was the youth's reply. "Good nightl" And he loft without waiting to put his coat on. As tho door closed the old gentle man turned in surpriso to his daughter. "What's the matter with that young fellow?" he asked. "I wanted him to toll me tho time so I could sot my watch."
YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE INFLUENCES YOUR HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE INFLU' ENCE3 YOUR HEALTH. ft The state of inirid which \vc know as sclf-confidcncc asserts ;i imirc import ant influence on n person's health than most of us would believe. When wc arc confident the heart beats re gularly and powerfully, making the circulation perfect. The passage of the blood through the arteries and veins every half minute supplies the lymph and the cells of every organ with just what they need, and keeps the body at its highest possible effi ciency. So long as the heart beats in this regular way we do not tire easily, the brain is clear and we judge our own actions and the actions of those about us with fairness. Just because we are confident we arc slow to feci pain. Self-confidence tends to continue the normal action of all the organs, and actually to preserve the continuity of health. The blood-pressure docs not rise too high, the pulse is regular and slow. The skin performs rts func tions perfectly, throwing oil waste pro ducts and reliev...
THE ONLY SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
THE ONLY SEAT. A famous pianist used to bo groat ly bothered by requests for freo seats at his concerts. On ono occasion his appearanco had boon advertised for weeks, and on tho day of tho concert every seat was booked. Just before ho was about to go on to tho platform an excited lady made her way to the artistes' room and begged for a ticket, saying that all her efforts to buy ono had proved futile. "Madam,'' answered tho musician, "thero is but ono seat left in tho wholo building, If, however, you raro to take it you aro welcome to do so." "How can I thnnk you!" answered she. "It makes no difference to mo where the seat is." ''Then, madam," ho said, "'come this way!" Loading her to tho steps up to tho platform, ho pointed to tho soat at tho piano. When ho turned round she had fled.
OVEREATING TURNS US INTO BREWERIES OF POISON. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
OVEREATING TURNS Us |wTn BREWERIES OF POISON, Auto-intoxication ;a , soon" to Wo b«m inyomli' "f purpose of avoiding «I0 ">« wpJwmng «,» fncf&lt;J. n of tins articlo, theroforo, is to mi""' plain language what auto ini * », "8 onuses, symptoms, and roc'^! Auto-intoxication ffloans ae|r ' " s' Solf-poisoning j8 ono of *'!om!1S common disorders ,,;th w, • ,lt ■»&lt;"' ar0 afflict«^ &lt;«d it expresses so many different Wavs th, ,™ to describe thom all without trouble, it called auto-jnloxi^tW^ Solf-poisomng m caused alnlost,™' ■ *r0DS Mt.Bg, usually oatinn fl much, but, in many cases bv n r several things at the sa.no are chemically inharmonious. Some of tho symptoms of self.p,,-^ tlia Iieadacli «s and ad physii , , - food jni stomaob than tho body cm, „so, lYj. a vi sg^.p ing arc mwemm, labour, (l,at tir . Mmg, meatal duInogs, * a lack of interest in things and a gen*. Wh™* bsl°w,moutal ^nd phJslenl T,,r moro food into t!» , , - *-«wi use, i\a. tv.ro a firs...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) COMPLETE STORY. HER FIRST APPEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
(All Rights Bishtwd.) COMPLETE STORT. HER FIRST APPEARANCE. By Clara Mulholland. Author of "Kilclady Towers/' "Kath leen Mavournceti," "Allan Dale's Daughter," "The Mystery of Abbcylands," &c. A voung S'ri. carrying a roll of mu sic cZ slowly along through .he London fog. She looked whrte and „.„irv and vet m her brown eyes there \vas an expression of sweet «' notation, and she smiled though the street light, grew dim. barelv see them through the, mcw» ing thickness of the yellow:film. ^ ' ''It's a bad evening to be out, she J^-andrm sure mother is an^ ous. But I hope-oh, X do hope^ Well, I'm £lad that s 0Ver\ &lt;.f a She opened the blistered door of a shabbv house, next to a rather grimy Stationer's shop, with a latchkey, and, shutting it quickly behind her groped her way up three flights of dark, car petless stairs. On the highest land ing there was a faint glimmer of light from a flickering jet of gas. she stood, breathing heavily, pa e and white-faced. How drear...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) A SHORT STORY. AT THE LAST MOMENT. (Completion.) III. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
(All Rights risiarm.) A SHORT STORY. AT THE LAST MOMENT. By INA LEON CASSILIS. Author of "Counsel for the De fence," "Is She Guilty?" "The World Against Her," "Iris,'' "The Squire's Choice,M etc. (Completion.) IIT. "Quita, what is the matter?" Gertrude was startled by the look in the mulatto's face as she entered the sitting-room; but Quita, before an swering the question, shut the door; then she came forward, right up to her mistress. "Las' eveninV she said, in a low, suppressed tone, "rao look out of win dow. When you go away, me see Massa Falconer tako Misseo Marguerite hand.'* Gertrude uttered a stifled ex clamation, but did not interrupt the speaker. "Dis mornin' "—Quita went on—"Misseo go out—up lane. Me tink 'She go meet Massa Falconer.' Mo fol low—cautious—creeping. She go to de wood—me creep through underwood. Dey meet—missee an' massa—ho take missee in his arms—he kiss her—he call her 'Sweetheart,!" She stopped, con vulsed with rage. Gertrude clenched her hands over her he...
A CREED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
A CREED. Let mo bo a little kinder. Let mo bo a little blinder To the faults of those about- inc. Lot* mo praise a little more; Let mo bo, when I am weary. Just a little bit moro cheery, s Let mo servo a little hotter Those that I am striving for. Let me bo a littlo braror When, temptation bids me waver, Let me, strive a little harder To bo all that I should be: Let me be a little meeker With the brother that is weaker, Let me think more of my neighbour And a littlo less of me.
ORDERED SOME. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
ordered some. An old l;idy, seeing- the electric lifjht for the first times was struck amazement. After gazing '' a space, she entered n grocer s ^ and addressing- the assistant she sai • "I say mister, how do you make t'3^ big light of yours; I am tired of urn ing paraffin." The shopman replied: "Oh, it is caused by a series of elec tric currents." '•Oil, it is," said the old woman i "then weigh me a pound. If ' ® won't do for lighting, they'll comei i for puddings."
EASIER TO WRITE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
EASIER TO WRITE IT. - A JL'rior to tho opooh-ninking moment wlion his lovu triumphed ovor Iiih iiativo Imshfulnusn, younj; Mr. Anltam would linvo limintainod against any odds that tlio hardont tiling in lifo was to pro poso to tlio girl sou worshipped. Aftor wurdfl, hnwovor, ho dicidod that tlio proposal was simply cliiId'h play com pared to usking tlio consont of tlio fathor-in-law oloct, although that ostim ablo old i'.ontloiiian was a groat friend. Flushed with success with tlio daugR" ter, lio folt lillod with tlio spirit of a hundred conquorora, and rocklossly in sisted upon sooing tho father at onco. But upon reaching tlio library tho spirit of tho hundrod oonquororB sud denly evaporated irnd loft him with palo faeo and trembling laieos and chaotic mind. "I—or—or " lio Btammorod in sufficiently. "Indoodl" obsorved tho old gentle man, chuckling. "Thon yOu'ro no moro than human." "Ah, ha I" gasped Mr. Askam, hystor ically, protonding a hilarity ho was for, far from feeling. "How...
NEW, ODD, INTERESTING. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
NEW, ODD, INTERESTING. $ Unvaccinated persons are not al- ^ lowed to vote at elections in Norway. Nearly 70,000,000 wild animals arc killed yearly for the sake of their fur. The lace trade of France affords employment for 200,000 persons. Goods are weighed in Switzerland with glass weights. Great Britain pays £0,000,000 an nually for foreign poultry and eggs. American Indians claim that. they can sec at least one-tenth farther than the average white man. In the number of murders Italy leads Europe. In the number of sui cides Russia is first. It is said that an elm-tree will live six hundred years; it is in its prime when a hundred and fifty years old. The leaf of a pineapple plant can be wrought into a serviceable cloth. The plant is extensively grown in Florida. The only European oountry which has a lower death rate than England is Norway. In the British Isles the average du ration of human life is 44 years; in India among the natives it is 24 years. According to scientists, not a ...
AVIATION COMEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
AVIATION COMEDY. A young German infantry lieutenant was taking part in aeroplano scouting practice on the Russo-German frontier recently, when a slight fog arose. A few minutes later the rattlo of muske try and a hole in the wing of his machine showed that ho had been es pied by the Russian sentinels. Tho lieutenant thought it advisable to des oend, and had a very friendly reception from the Russian aaptain, who regretted that he was unable to settle tho affair himself, and must take tho aviator and his machino to head-quarters, 20 miles away. There being no railway, the lieuten ant proposed that tho Russian captain should accompany him there on his machino. The Russian captain con sented. Both officers sot off after a cordial luncheon party, but, in con sequence of a defective motor, tho lieutenant was compelled to m»ko 3 premature descent. To tho equal surpi'iso of both officers, tho park in which they had landed was Gorman soil. Consequently, tho tables were turned, and the lieut...
HOW MUCH FOOD, REST AND WATER? [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
HOW MUCH FOOD, RE8T AND WATER? Wo are often asked to stato how much water ono should drink por duy to keep the body in good condition. It requires at least three pintls. (which would bo six ordinary glasses) of water per day to replace what is thrown oft by skin, kidneys and bowls in 24 hours. An .extra amount to flush away poisons ia beneficial. But little of this water should be takon at meal timo, bat rather between meals. As far as food is concerned, one may use the appetite as a guide to quantity of food, provided it is well chewod, well cooked and is freo from condiments Iiko spioos, tea, coffee, salt, popper, and vinegar. ■ One normally requires* eight hours of sleep per day, and r.it does more good when a good share of it ia obtain ed before midnight. Sloep in the latter part of the night only is not as restora tive. Nature keeps strict accounts even in regards to sleep and even if she lets it run five or ten years, the ac count is sottlod sooner or later. If a person is fee...
FOR YOUNG FOLKS, AN ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
pOK, YOUNG FOT.KS, ■ AN AUVKNTUniC. f.itl.y Jeanne nnd Victor and itono ; jyi j-,.| v frightened. At loast Juuuno ■ fi'li liijjliH-iu'il, luit Victor stood up IniMly 'li'1 ll""s iuim,1&lt;' '101'> aIU' ifoMu lu»k«l at 11)0 rough .soldiors and tho great big fi"te.4 with brnvo ovo&lt; Datidio w«a behind those big union, ami they l'umo u" way to I'ariB to sm I''"1 Jeanne and Victor and Rono livod a littlo >vay out of 1'ariu, mid thoy ,von. vory happy until tlio war oamo, 0,„) ilnddio had to go and fight. Thou lie inw taken prisoner. '' Thoy knew lie was in prison in Paris, bocaiiso thoy lind hoard thoir :? mother tolling 1'iorro tlioir soldior cou sin. So tliey itmdo up .thoir minds to go t&lt;> 1'iu'is 11,1(1 800 tiioir daddio. But 'i iviion thoy got to tho big iron gatos, ilioro were crowds of pooplo stauding outside mid rough soldiors puahod tliom | back, and "'lion Mono askod if thoy ' j tvonld lot them in thoy laughod and ' toM tliom to rim away. T...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
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FORTUNES REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
FORTUNES REFU8ED. A It is said that whon it becirmo known that tho JottorH of tlio groat iri,sh ioud or, Oliailos Stowart Piuuoll, wotu to bo published, effort to purchase them woro rocoivod from nil ovor tho world, nnd that ono j'roat xiowspapor pro prietor in tho Unitod Staton sent Jlrii. 1'arnell an open cheque, upon which fllio might inacribo hor own prico. Tho offer was rofusod. Ilobort Browning constantly refused to write for tho magazinoB and roviuws. Ho only doparted from self-denying or dinanco on'ono occasion, and that was in aid of charity. In his lator days, whon Browning sociotios woro springing up all ovor Britain and Amorica, fabu lous priooB woro offorcd to him oven for a short poom. Ho put all tlioBo tempting offers aaido, and "stuck to his tost" to his dying day. But this determination to rofuso inonoy wlion it is olforcd is ovidontly not tho attribute of tho woll-to-do only, for a labou&lt;or in Pennsylvania lias just rofuBod two fortunes amounting to £20,...
THE SMUGGLERS' TRAP. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
THE SMUGGLERS" TRAP. "I havo got a now spado. I'll lot you jijr ,vitii ii if you like," said Dickio Lonosoino; but Daisy Gay shook her curly head. "No, thank you, boy," she answer ed. "I've got my own spado and pail, ami Jack I'ks Kot )'is; wo don't want anything Irom you at all." it was not at all a nica and kind speech for .1 littlo girl to raoko, and Dickio Lonesome grow very red, his Who eyes (illed with tears. Ho simply longed and longed to join Daisy and jack iti their morry gamos, to batho with tliem, and build up Band castles with them, but Daisy and Jack did not want him, and thoy showed it very plainly indeed. "Uo is only a common littlo boy," said Jack, with his noso in tho air. "His father keops a papor-shop, and ho doesn't go to a propor boarding school or anything. Wo don't want a :liap liko l;im for a friond, Daisy." "Of course, wo don't," agreed Daisy, for whatever Jack said and did was right in hor eyos. "I hato common littlo hoys." So poor Dickio w»_ lort to play a...
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT. Ho wag a shy young man, but in his heart thoro raged a consuming passion for tho fair Florence. On liis way homo from tha city ho managed to screw Jlis courage up sufficiently to enter rc jowol lcr's shop and purchaso. a small gift for the lady of his heart. This, he hoped, would pavo tho way to tho popping of the great question. That night ho called at hor house and found Iter alono. Producing a small, square box from his pocket, ho said nervously: "I liavo ventured to bring you a small prcsont, Miss Finn, but I am afraid that perhaps it will not fit your iingor. Will you try it on?" "Oh, dear," said the girl, blushing most becomingly, "this is quite un expected ! Why, I never dreamed that you really cared enough " I'oor fool I Instead of grasping tho i opportunity in both hands, ho opened tho box and produced a thimble! Then tho thormomeior dropped about ton degrees I A man's wisdom is his test friend ; folly Ilia worst enivny.
CAT OUT OF THE BAG. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
OAT OUT OF THE BAC. Whilo expounding to his wifo tho alleged fact that men can control thoir tempers bettor tlian women can, Mr. Hinks foil over tho cat and nearly broko his nose. "Tlmt eettlos it I" ho hissod. "I've of ton threatened, but now I'll drown tho brutol" His wifo bogged him to be merciful, but his mind was inado up. Accord ingly ho placod tho offending feline, along with two largo bricks, in an old flour sack, and hastened upon his murderous orrand. On reaching the canitl ho throw in tho bag with such vigour that ho overbalanced and fell into tho muddy wator. After strugg ing for half an iiour and, incidontly, drinking half tho wator in tho canal, ho returnod homo, wot and weary. At tho door sat tho cat. "Well of all 1" exclaimed Hinks. "Why I drowned the brutol" "I dont think so said his wifo, as 6ho lot him in. "You didn't give mo timo to toll you that there was a hole in tho bag."
WHERE THERE ARE NO OLD MAIDS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
WHERE THERE ARE NO OLD MAIDS. When a Simuoso girl attains the ago of thirty-fivo without marrying slio is labollod and placed iu a privileged class under the spocial care of the King, wlio binds himself to find a husband for her. Ilia method is delightfully simple. A prisoner in any ono of the Siamese ) gaols may gain his pardon and release by marrying one of tho maturo maidens. Wliothor he is already married or not iB of no groat consequence, for in Siam a man ib uot reotrictod to ono wifo.