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WHEN EDISON WAGERED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
WHEN EDISON WAGERED. Batting is usually foolish, but it was a wagor that set Thomas Alva Edison on.tho road to fame and fortune. When ho was a tolegraph-operator much annoyanco was caused by cock roaches getting into tho tin-cans in which tho boys carried their lunches. Various methods of getting rid of tlioin wero tried, but without success, and then Edison mado a bet that he would oxterminato tho foo. ■ Tho nozt day tho dinner-cans were piled in a heap, and the .wizard sur rounded them with a circle of tin-foil ribbon about an inch wide. 1 About a quarter of an inch away ho' placed a similar circle, both ribbons boing upright, and thon connected them with a battory. Along camo tho cock roaclios. To Burmount tho obstacle thoy had to placo their hind legs on the out er ribbon and their forelegs on the in ner ono. The moment they did so, tho circuit was complote, and thoy toppled over dead. Edison's success mado him talked about, and was his real start as an in ventor.
THAT ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
THAT ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENT. They had not been engaged very long, and so were quite iiappy bo long as they could bo together. Ono afternoon tlioy were sitting on a seat in the contro of a picture gallery. She ad mirod tho pictures immensely; ho ad mirod her raoro still, so both wore happy. "Oil," she cooed suddenly, "what a beautiful picture! Do look!" "Yes, ripping!" ho murmured. "What is it abouE?" "Why, surely you can seo? Tho man has just asked her to marry him, and slio has said ''Yes." Sweet, I call it, Do go and soe what namo the artist has given to it." Ho aroso to do his lady's bidding, and wont over to the picture. "Perfectly disgusting!!" ho grunted. "Why, dear?" ''Why, tho artist fellow has called it 'Sold'!"
TRAPPING CRIMINALS THROUGH THEIR PORES. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
TRAPPING CRIMINALS THROUGH THEIR PORES. Modical attention has been recently directed to "poroscopy," a method of criminal and .statisticn 1 registration uf mankind which will no doubt at once bo thu sourco of a new crop of dotootivo stories. Dr. Loeard, of Lyons, Franco, stands .sponsor for tho new dispensa tion, and his brief is held for the now scheme of measurements because ho is personally convinced that it is thu o&lt;|iuil—and much easier method of ap plication—of tho linger print method of lturl Pearsou and M. Bortilhm. Dr. .Fames U. Scott describes poros copy as tlio science of the study nnd tabulation of tho openings, orifices, and canals of tho sweat ducts of tho linger pulp, instead of tho linos and ridgos in tho iingor print. Finding a metaphor, ho says, tho holes in trousers cannot altogothor ho considered without refer ence to the slender remains of the 'cloth', but tho sweat openings in the fingers can bo recorded with no regard to tho linger prints. The sweat...
JOHNNIE'S JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
JOHNNIE'S JOKE. Toolo'a was a brand of humor that wont out with tho pun and the practic al joke. Tho things tho comedian mid his friends did off tho stage, as a matter of courso had to "raiBo a laugh/' would to-day bring them with in tho clutchos of tho law on many occasions. Tho pun was loss devastat ing as a rule. Sims Roovos told the story in his rominisconces how ho was playing tho part of Tom Tug in company with his friend Toolo, who was also a member of tho cast. In "Tho Waterman," ho explains, a word or two of a gag was held to be permissabloj and, partly to amuso the audience, partly to astonish his fellow-actor, Hooves, in a certain econo, in reply to Toolo's question, "Wliats tho moaning of all this?" re plied. "The meaning of it is that you've been made a tool of, and I'm a happy follow." , "Johnnie looked very much surpris ed," Roevos relates, "and as a popular comedian doos not, if ho can help it, allow himself to bo scored off, ho after a momont's reflection—during whi...
THE POULTRY RUN. TUBERCULOSIS IN POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
IIlH POULTRY RUN. i,oultuy' The fowls that are fed on an cxctu : ,ivr ilii'i "f starchy grains or kept un jl>r insanitary conditions arc those ; oil likely to contract tuberculosis. •flu- ilistase thrives in dirty, damp and jll-smellinS houses and coops, and ivliere tlie ground is run over by the : birds until it becomes tainted by an ' ov,'r-acciimulation of excreta. It is |jjjr[i}y contagious, and once it is al ' lowed to get «i fir"1 tiold on the stock, j I, is not easily stamped out. It will ! i,e found in districts where fowls are - fed to a great extent on starchy * (hihIs, such as maize and potatoes, I lulwrcubsis and other ailments of tbc ; digestive organs play havoc among tlie birds. Unlike humans, fowls seldom ; suffer with tuberculosis on the lungs, j llii; disease locating itself more often i than not on ''lc abdominal and diges live organs. To those who have had : an outbreak of tuberculosis in their (locks and have made internal examin ations of affected birds, the...
NOTES FOR THE NOVICE [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
NOTES FOR THE NOVICE . Olive oil 6nd kerosene—equal parts —will cure scaly leg. Rub in well every other day for a week or so, when the leg ought to become clean. If you run a brooder, the big tiling is to keep it clean. When you can smell it you are in for trouble; the chicks can't do well unless kept clean. Granulated (small crushed) bones :"i' useful with the quick-growing vari &lt;'•>' of chickens. It provides lime, v.ithuut which the chicks are apt to llo in the legs. Hens are more likely to become liinody if the nest is kept full of eggs, 'lie effort to cover them is likely to LiKour.ige tho instinct to sit.
The First Newspaper. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
Tho Flrot Nowspnpor. Till! Acta Diurna (Acts of the Day), instituted by Julius Caesar, comes about as near being the first news paper as anything that can be found There was an ofiicial editor, and the gazette was exhibited" daily in public. It was copicd by scribes, who sold it to their customers. The Acta con tained announcements or decrees by the government, notices relating to the courts, and other matters of public in terest, such as births, marriages, and deaths. It had a wide circulation, and in many ways fulfilled the officc of a regular newspaper.
Dietary Superstitions. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
Dietary Suporstltlons. In rural Germany one still meets with a superstition that he who eats during a thunderstorm will be struck by lightning:. Abstaining from food during an eclipse is common among savages; also a belief that in eating the flesh of any animal one absorbs that animal's characteristics. Thus an Indian tribe highly prizes tigers' flesh as food for men, but forbids women to eat it lest it make them too aggres sive. In the Congo, women are for bidden to eat birds of prey on the same principle, but are encouraged to eat frogs, which the men on no account ever touch. In the Caroline Islands blackbirds are a favourite dish with women; but men must not eat them, because if one did, and afterwards i climbcd a cocoanut tree, he would surely fall to the ground and be killed.
The First American Telegraph. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
Tlio First Amorloan Tolograph, A bronze tablet, designed by Henry Bacon, the eminent New York archi tect, to mark the site of the first pub lic telegraph-ofiice in the United States, has been placed on the waU of the Old Post Office Department building: on Seventh-street, N.W., be tween E and F, in Washington, D.C. The inscription on the tablet reads; "Samuel F. 13. Morse, artist and in ventor, opened and operated on this site, under the direction of the Post Office Department, the first public telegraph-office in the United States, April 1st, 1845. 'What hath God wrought.1"
TO RETAIN GOOD LOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
TO RKTAIN GOOD LOOKS. Don't yet in tho habit of always smiling; it brings wrinkles round tlio mouth ami oyee. Don't rub your /aeo iu n hurry; a quick, anyhow rub coarsens tlio skin and injures its beauty. Don't eat your meals quickly ; this causes indigestion and a rod jioso. Don't worry; other people's troubles aro quito as bad as yours. Don't forgot that a penny spent on fruit does inoro good than a shilling on buns or sweets. Don't walk live miles ono day and stay at homo all tho next. Don't read till midnight; ono hour's sloop before twelve is worth fivo after wards. Don't shut your bedroom window; fresh air is necessary for health. Don't expect physics and tonics to keop you woll if you neglect tho laws of health and hygieno. Don't wash your face in hot water; this oncouragos superfluous hair.
THE FIGURE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
THE FIGURE. With many tho aim is to reduco flosh; with others to build up the figure and conceal angularities. Diet and judiciously chosen oxorcise can do much1 in both cases, and tho power of dross must also bo taken into account in tho possibilities it affords of apparently im proving the figure. Friction. Upward friction is an oxcellent treat ment for a thin chest and nock, whilo tho application of astringent lotions is useful in helping to absorb adiposo tissue. Exercising tho Muscles. One of tho most important things in regard to preserving the contour of tho ! figure is to exercise the muscles of the chest in such a way as to strengthen ! them thoroughly to do their work with out effort. If tho chest is weak and ! .sinks in tho figuro will deteriorate in consequence, and lose beauty of con i tour. Sometimes this sinking in is due to delicate health, but as often as not , it is tho result of bad deportment. Bad Deportment. It is often necessary to put a couple 1 of little pads ...
COOKERY [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
COOKERY -—-9 Bollotl SauaaBCS, -Drop them in a saucepan ul boiling water, and let tlu'in boil M-ven mimttes. 'lake them out and place on a tin, and on tlu; following day put them m a faiv'y hot oven tor ton minutes to brown. They do not break or shrink, -and are very nicc done ^'a>* Cnrnmol Puddings.—Three yoiks and two whites of eggs beaten up with half a pint of milk, one 9UUCC of su gar and a teaspoonful of vanilla es sence. Strain and put in an oval cake-tin well buttered, with a little ca ramel at the bottom. To make the caramel, put two tablcspoonfuls of castor sugar in a saucepan 011 the stove to melt and turn a dark brown, pour it into the tin, then add the cus tard, and steam it for an hour. Norwegian Croam.—Tal^e two eggs, three and a half ounces of sugar, four ounces of leaf gelatine, and twelve drops of vanilla, licat the whites and yolks of eggs separately with half of the sifted sugar in each, then mix them together, add the vanilla and the gelatine dissolved in a t...
CHAPTER XXI. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
CHAPTEB XXI. The inspector set off for the hall door, and the motor brougham which was awaiting him there, with such haste that he had already taken his seat when Quinton caught him up. "May I come with you?" he asked. "1 daresay I shan't be in the way, and in any case, you are going in my direction." "'Come', by all means," answered Inspector Cortelyou. "I have told the man where I want to go. You may come with .me if you ltke." "Yes," said Quinton. "Where is that?" ''I am going to Marshall Stead's lodgings," replied the detective; "And I hope 1 may find those dia monds there." "You do?" exclaimed Quinton, half incredulously. "You really think he got them?" "Certainly. I figure it out this way," said the inspector. "Stead, from all I can learn, was very much in the late Sir Robert Mannersley's confidence. In fact, he seems to have treated him more like one of the family—almost like a son, in fact." "Yes," said 'Quinton. "Yes," that is so." (jTo be Continued.!)—D.C. 18.
DENOTED BY THE HAND. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
DENOTED BY THE HAND. A character reader asserted that even the movements of the hands are an in iex of the mind. "The fact," he said, "applies espe cially to women, possibly because they are more sensitive and emotional thau men. •'The girl who lets her hands drop loosely from the wrists is usually backward in intelligence and lacking in strength of character. The girl who -rries her hands as though they were leaden weights frequently develops in i ;iii old maid; in other words, she is king in some of the qualities that attract the other sex. "Much is revealed, too in the way that any small object is laid hold of, for the use of the finger is eloquent of character, the forefinger denoting ii'.rtual force, and the middle and Y.g fingers grace and sentiment. By the way a woman hands him a flower, a teacup, or removes a thread from his coat, it is possible for a man m tell whether she will make him a good wife. If she" use the thumb and forefinger to any great extent she is sensible an...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
HOUSEIKHVn HINTS. Cook :u*i(I fruits in earthenware puiib and 111ov will have a lovely colour and superior flavor. White kid gloves can bo dyed tan color l»v dipping tiu-in in saffron waier until the desired shade is obtained. Stand charcoal in your larder dur ing tho hot weather, for it helps to kc-op meat sweet and wholesome, al most as well as ico. For duck stuffing tako dry broad crumbs, chopped sour apples, and boil ed onions, seasoning tho mixture with Bait, pepper, sago, and buttor. To obtain a clear jelly or soup, boil the mixturo for a momont wit-h tlio beaten white of au egg, then strain through a fine siovo or cloth. Ono toaspoonful of vinegar is a suo stituto for an egg, and makes a eako light in which dripping has beon used instead of buttor. To clean a white lace blouse rub thoroughly with black magnesia, loavo in an air-tight box for a day, then shako out and press. Choose a soft broom and swoop lightly. Many av carpet has been worn out long before, it should havo bee...
HEALTH IN THE HOME. GUARDING THE EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
n^Lninr^^ I ouA,w^rEYKj ' I This in a &lt;lny when tho dr.],, ■ to which 0110 1ms held f0I. gradually being kw«ih away ^ superlatively clever peoplo ,v|10 everything. Ono Midi delusion ;u J?* o all beliovod was that to rcaj ^ * •* recumbent position una ' to tho oyus. Oculists il0w UJ r" if tho light ho good and tlio typ, ' tlio printed pago cloar wo mtiy indulge in tho luxury ot Vying mid vending at tho sanio timo. ivhilo ouo oculist tolls ua this, ho i\ja warns us that wo may not uio m. oyos boforo breakfast, ua tlio strain oj tlio optio Ilervo will seriously ^ sight. Unlosa ono has unusually tttot oy'e.s, ono must not read when Ms J extremely weary. Exhaustion 4&j fatiguo affect all tho nervoa oi tbj body, and tlio optic narvo is so 6ej). fcivo that it should rcceivo narticuUt consideration. Nor should one &lt;sycr k guilty of tlio carelesanoaa of reading or writing facing a window. This, too is a cruol strain on tlio sight. ing tlio oyos morning and night...
NIGHT SWEATS OF PHTHISIS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
NIGHT SWEATS OF PHTHISIS. Possibly the most annoying feature connected with the average ease of pulmonary consumption is the lack of definite knowledge as to the best means of handling the nigV..,r,veais without causing reactions that would be in other ways of unfavourable ef fect upon the health of the patient and the course of the disease. These sweats are so exhausting to the pa tient, and so usually resistant to all thcrapoutie agonts that investigation in this line, with the obtaining of de finite results, cannot fail to be of great benefit to the profession. A comparatively new agont is cam phoric acid, for which excellent re sults in the treatment of this condi tion have been claimed. The claim is made that its beneficial results a:e lasting, not requiring repetition of the dose for several days, never the same night. The dose, which should only be given under the supervision of a doc tor, usually is about a half drachm, given about an hour before the sweat ing is expected to...
HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 21 March 1914
HINTS. Avoid foods that disagroo with you. Do not wash the food down with liquids. Do not eat when fatigued or when over-heated. Avoid an excess of sugar, sweets, and starchy foods. Carrots aro good for those having a tendency to gout. Rhubarb should not bo eaten by "gouty" or rlioumatic people. Do not eat betwoen meals (habitual ly) or at irregular intervals. Dates are exceedingly nourishing! and also prevents constipation. Asparagus and colery are both bene* ficial to sufferers- from rheumatism. A gargle of salt and water is a re medy for an ordinary sore throat. Three pints of water daily should bo drunk by tho avorage man. Avoid icod drinks at meal time, par ticularly at tho beginning of the meal. Avoid over-eating. Of tho two evils, It is better to eat too jittlo thau too much. Water standing in a room is a good disinfectant, a6 it absorbs all impuri ties. A piece of raw onion rubbed ou a troublesome chilblain is very soothing* Apples aro particularly wholesome for "gouty" peop...