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Food Reform. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
Food Reform. -4--- The normal, healthy man quite rightly does not think much ahoit -hat he eats so long as it tas.tes fairly good and there is plenty of it. There are reasons?, hoevoer., why even no shoulld take an interest in the question of diet reformn-a question which has Lecome io acutee of late years. Thro great nlovi nnrt of crlentinc resiarchi and social st.udy hlave botlh ni ide perflctly clear the fact that tie majIority of the peopLr e are not a. h'althu nrl a;s othrient as thi v :ni 'ht h. andl one if the root cufils?s of this is that thrley oo not ohtain srflici'nt food,. or that they- do no?t obtain the right kind of food. Thle last stateiielit applfies not only to tIti ptorcr classes, hult also. ast has ieeii fullyt shown ly ('hittiendin, fllinldheie. ani ithersn in recenmt 3ears the classes with almiple mleln s. The -reat increase in thle frequency of appendicitis, fronm a few scattered cases fifty year:s ago to thle thou sandls of the plresemit dlay ; the per sisten...
WIND MEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
WINfD 3LEASUI(ES. Many and vnai1e are the instru mlents with which meteoirologists carry 'ao t their experimenta. hut one of the most ingenious is that to ocasare tho force of the wind. Little uii lingS nith reorlving onaS ar. uw top are of ten to to seen along British coa.ts. The cones are connected wv.ith instruments in side which record t.he mimber of miles the wind is blow ing per hour. "MIr. Smit.h had a hard tiim to get his daughters off his h;ands." "Y'V ; and I hear he hnas to keep their hushlis?nds on their feetL."'' "Where h.ave you inen ?" "Schliop pied at. the club to get a drink." "John, you' haven't got as had .an that at tihe club. You've been to a brewery !" 1936.
Fathoms Down. MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
Fathoems owun. 'MI) TItE RAT'ThE AND ROARl ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. 'They call it a boat ; hslt it is unlike any hoat that wans eer built. .At first it seen.s to be nothing nmore than a diabolical contrivance sipecially tlesignei to burst your eardrums. The noise is deafening. Youi have to shout to be hitrd. W'hen the sulbmitarine dives, the sound is like the rlatter of hail on a corruigated iron roof. A tiny nail &lt;lropped on the outside of the steel hlull reverhrates within like a clang ing hell. Over all rises the brood in:g I,o ofa electric fans andl motors asla the "pop-iopuing" of gasolene and air-driven nmachinery exhausts. As yolu grow accustonlmed to.the din nrd dimness you begin to fintd your way about with your eyes. WHIERE PEIIL LURKS. Youir aniiticiations are compltetely falsified. You have expected to findl yourself hemnie(i in on all sides by furiuisly • whirling macshinery that threatons at each revolution to lop off one n yiouiir arms or legs. In steadi ...
Speaking the Day's News. THE LATEST THING IN NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
Speaking the Day's Ndws. TIE LATEST THING IN NEWS PAPERS. Will the "'News-tellr" supplant the newspaper? Will the time come when the average man will learn what is happening to the world and his wife, not with his eye glued to- the newspaper propped against the marmalade-pot as he consumes the morning rasher, but with ear pressedt against the receiver of a telephone through which he will hear all the news and gossip ? To some it may seem a remote possibility, but in view of the fact that for the last twenty years a telephonic daily has been in active operation at Budapest, lHungary, and, furthermore, that preparations for a similar enterprise are in an advanced stage in London, while it is also being introduced into Berlia and Paris, it will he obvious that the telephonic daily,, like the cine ma newspaper, which 'shows the news on-the screens of the picture palaces every night, has generally arrived. A GREAT JOURNAL. The "Budapest telephone news paper is called .the "Telefon-Hir mo...
MELBOURNE HOUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 15 July 1914
MIELBOURNE HOUNDS. The ment o~- th! Melbourne Hounds at L yde on Thursday last at quar er t' 12 a.:n resulted in a good day's sport, but the hard showers during the day gave the field a thorough drenching. Operations first began in Mr L. Twyfora's triangular paddock, which. strange to say, did not hold a single fox. On 4coming out on to Bullarto road a fox was seen to cross Mr Mullin's, to wards the north. In no. time the hounds were clapped o', and threaded their way down a gully with saplings fo- about a mIle, until reynard came to a wire netted paddock, which he could not get over, and fell a victim to ith pack. Attentions were next devoted by the master to Messrs Heffernan's and Coll's, but most of th3 cover from these -:o pro gerties have been removel, so there was little chance of find ing. However a move was made in the righc dir ctior, when a small portion of Mr Gibb's was crossed into, for the hounds.ejec ted a fox from it. The field were all waiting anxiously on the Berwic...
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
Riding Under the Train. -4---- SOME MARVELLOUS ADVEN TURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESI(ON. Quite recnutly, when the ollicials at Victoria Sltation, Nottingham, n'ere examining the wheels of a Manchestser to I.ondon express, at three o'clock an.., they were sin ply flabhbergausted to find a boy hanging firmly to part of the mle chanism of the brakes. The lad afs absolutely stiff with cold and exposure, and told the otlicials that he had travelled in that manner all the way from Manchester, al distanre of eighty miles. His story was that on the previous Saturday he had walked from Glossop, his home, to Manchester, and, having no money to pay his fare back, he had se creted hirself under the carriage of a train- which he understood was go ing to Glossop, but which turned out to he -the express for London ! Later inquiry showed that this was not the first time the boy had rid den in such an undesinrable position when journeying on the railway ! The Incident recalls the ever-fam ous ride of Mr....
Horses and Men. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
Horses and Men. A Dotoa.1 man tels of sn inno cent faoruer -ho oncn ao ight out a .thronoloogis t t the 1I1ub ant csked that his "bungi ' rad.': li reTe-lsg to te fItarmer h~i tenl er;ment ,s hu.vin by the la for'eaid bum?p, the profeasor said; " Your taste' are the simple, homely one of the farmer. You are a farmer, are you not ' Ah II thought so. And I am right as to your tastes, am I not? 'oul are sadly deficient in judlgment, and have little knolledg of hunuman n tare. Your innocent and trlustful disjl oitiyn renders you an easy dl|e to designing men. and your own perfect honesty prevents you from either suspecting or defraud ing ant ernc. The folloeing weiek, it appears, the Ihrrn,rlogi.t bought a horse from the innnocent lfarmer. Although the han was r old anl in bad condition. it had been nmade to appear young andi skittish. Moreover, though the fanrmer had paid but £.5 for the ;ni Inial, he rontrirld without didi eulty to unload him ,on the pro fessor for £15. "It's wonderfu...
£180,000 IN A HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
- £18(,000) IN A fLAT. . i novel a',:, of dividin~g a a £160,0) fortun I u?n. i diecrib.d raceitly diir ing htle pirolate ,uit concerning the will of iMr. D. N. Oniment, a re til ed Etariringay nuilder. Mr. .lnacl,sor, a solicitor s clerk, said he uais preterlt :it a Imeeting of tihe ?-ciliit f.ulcily when tlhe es at.t' of Mr. Oarnlnt's lather, who left £?O8,Olii), iaa divjidd uip. "The liroilpely" was divida.l into lots," he sail, "and therct. wilth the nalmen of the miemblers of the family, were dra.wn frrom a hat. Mr. Oarnenti was there and dlscusaed the value of the lota he drew with me."
THE SONG OF THE KETTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
THE SONG OF THE KETTLE. Sweet are thj songs by lovers song As they tife old, old story tell, And sweet the croon the bees among The clover blooma and asphodeL And glad the notes the skylarks trill, At dawn upon their buoyant wings; But dearer, softer, better still, The low, sweet song the kettle sings. How strangely come to us again The pleasant scenes of other days, The happy golden moments when We went our simple childish ways; When aU life's Journey went before And gaily beckoned us with smiles, Erm we had left our father's door To go the many weary miles. There by the broad, deep firepl ce sit The aged ones with silvered hair; Across each face the flashes flit, And faded cheeks grow flushed and fair: And strangely mingle smile and tear As memory in fondness brings The old(, old days, the while they hear The low, sweet song the kettle sings. The embers throw their ruddy gleam On childish figures blithe and free That watch the changing glow, and dream Of wondrous things that are t...
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. It is calculated that there is one rat to every acre in England and Wales, and each rodent does daen age to the extent of one farthing per day, which represents a total loss of £1,o000,000 to the country. . The annual bill for the upkeep of a small army of cats and rat-cat chers at the Londont Docks amounts to hundreds of pounds per year, and though a thousand rats are killed there every week, the offi cials cannot exterminate the pests. The whole of the civilised world is now engaged in a war of ex tenruination: against the plague carrying, unnecessary, and destruc tire rat. Australia has spent ii0). 000 upon a single structure intend ed as a barrier, and Denmark in troduced a successful Anti-Hant Bill. This Bil provided for the payment of a premium of not less than a half-penny and not more than a penny, according to the districts, for each rat capture'i, the money being supplied by a State gr;nt. flat- hunting hIcearne almost a national pastimen wit...
CHINESE BOOK-KEEPING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
CHINESE BOOK-KEEPING. The habit of keeping a daily debit and credit account with Heaven finds great favor among many inhabitant:s of China. At the end of eacth day, a pious Chinanan will take Ilis Look, and en ter therein his good and bad deeds in a business-liken manner. P'eriodically, hie calculates his mis deeds and compares them with the goo:l deeds, and by so doing hie can tell how hIe stands with Heaven. If tile misdeeds outbalance the good dleeds, hie fasts anid nlakes sacrifices. On the other hanl, it he has a few good deeds to spare, hie will indulge in "Shanmsa" (a native ldrink not uln like a mixture of whisky and parailln), andl in doing soli he domes nmany things. which he would not have done in a sober state. By doling this Ih) bal anceis his account andl begins a freinh period; a period generally lasts t.h length of a "moon." Wi' are slow to blieve that which. if blieved, would hurt our f,,lin;.
A Gentleman. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
A Genatleman. - It is alnlont a deoiition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain. This dearrip tion is both reained and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly oc cupicd inl merely removing the ob sttacles which -hinder the free and unemnbarrassed action of those about him ; and he concurs with their movements rather than takes the inl liutive himself. Ils bnefits t may be considered as parallel to what are calledtI comforts or convoeniences in arrangements of a personal na tore, like an easy chair or a good fire. whith do their part in dis p!ineC coad and fatigue, thoutgh a tlrT rro- vidhs both . means of rest told animal heat without them. The tr;ie gentleman in like manner 'arefully avoids whatever tnay caose tihse 5ith.i vi-otn he is nca;t--nll -lashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, :ah restraint, or suspicion. or gll om, or resentnent : his great roncern Ibeing to make everyone at their eau+e and at home. HIe ha.s eyes on all his company he is te?!rer...
SHIN FOR A BACKBONE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
'ffIN F"OR A IAt( KhONE. Twoscl vlrV tintituiol operatitites er-ae porformled rocentlys at a New York honspi ial. In nne crlse a litn whose spino wa-s Ilrtolln u?·iie whil,. hacic hins hItil a ner le.tp of lifie offeTred him hs ssw t ilTiht he termieti "'plicing," A strip if ol), three intoths Io;g w;s Inlc .e from hi-s shin ,ind plIace in a grotve Cat in (he Ilroktn st'aion Of his Itackihone. T'he other ca:se wa' th;:t of a smaall hie ih?i fl?l froIim n roof top and fractareti is forehea,, v:iti the restlit that lpart of his Irai; vwas exulosed. Aflor sexserl. w eeks of f.rer.trerit it was lc tirctided t subti tltte cetlltloidt for the I-.rolcn Ilone as the oniv c chitr?wo it saving his life. The operatint has eein per .orm.ed, nd it iis nti. thouslht that th-re is iPort likelihooad of the hoy recovering.-- " Sta nditard." "fllow mi-h d'o yo, want. or that S ' ? .. .wenty-three rshillings, g u'nor.,' "'llt yoli as'it? mrte a pound ye:terday." "'us, but. 'e?s gorn an i eiatan a chic...
NARRE WARREN. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
NARRE WARREN. A billiard tournament is in progress here and is creating a good deal of interest. The draw for the first round is as rfollows : -C. Wauchope 30 bhd v R. Kent ree 115; W. Richardson rec 80 v F. Woodley 60 bhd; R Webb 110 v A Wauchope scr ; C. Rol stone 25 bhd v A. Sherriff ree 80; C Winter 30 bhd v F. Wanke rec 100; G. Mouser 130 v H. Randle 90 ; J. Rolstone 30 v W. Hearn scr ; J. G. Leckie 75 v J.. Lanyou 35 : H. Webb 60 v D Me Kenzie 120; N. Wauchope 20 bhd; v H. Johnson 85; A. Wanke 30 v E. Hillbrich 30 ; N. Kent 135 v H. Wanke 90; J. V. Dunkinson 110 v W. Rae 105; Bert Wanke 60 v H. Battersby 110. A number of interesting games have already been played.
To Make a Bookcase. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
To Make a Bookcase. -4----- A bookes-se such as our rirst dia grant illwstr.tes when white enalu elled louoks r, ,.rkatly tell-a fit adornment for :no dlrasing-rooln . though it many be constructed in a short itae by the veriest amateur in furnitnro-ncmking. Prices of woold diller in ditlerent to'.-n, but taking af·dir a-erage, the total cost of a hoohe.ave, :lft. Un. high and ft. long, should not exceed 12u.. and this iu cldIes one shilling for enamel. flte ends, shelves and t?op arecut from wood Uin. thick, while the back bourds have a thickness of in.: The latter should be yellow pine. for the defects ,of this stuff will otl be noticeable in the position it oc cu;-ies. The shelves usay also he of yellow pine; but it would he hbettr to give one hllfpenl y a foot mIore and hat' tlhem, as ti_ erllts atd top, of canary, which is a wood with a particularly nice sutrface. For the sake of exaulple'., we havec tal.en it tihat the bookcase is one hIaving three slelvesl, ft. ;in. high and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
W.GJE· Great PlgpsiafnL CUTE, eT~ Oou~ha snL Coids noero faIi-lIG A IMES SAYS~ For Years Hie Worked in Wet Ground, Kidney 'Pains and Terrible 'faclmache. Clements Tonic Curad As lettrr o, yeritten Itworo e Tnbbi we ga nd hand , no . s\ tling.o f WrI Hufr with, tme d riler, ack "Dclnr ltorrs nl Young to ld e rI ha earyoids t a t said ban oaie agnht e Alecsr ATeir medthic did ler. n r.ced I rmom d agaseep ilt Ip - CLEI~dENTS TONIC LTD., As a mIner for pkara I warlaod in wet gsolnd, ond onwit le taling onate, fsr I Pell.r ithll mykdlines, and plaCknhe "Dofastee in Youn told me i hId hydtrida, aad said an opertion miplt he necnoandr. Their medinine did me th good. trsleeordagaieetil. twa:,' aaed np Ieand sot wmaia far, withent a as2ll. I triad all medicines, end pills. mo is lif e bl l en tomer to ma, until t tried ClansetS TONIC. Tto first and aeRoEd ottle lnLd po alwysat hot the third did. IK HAEpriced aUT the Nreat winsgs that came. I efpt aa lelt! ad rwhn Swae 2l. icoent and sleep w...
£40 for a Tattooed Head. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
£40 for a Tattooed Head. At one time tattoodl heads fetch ed as mrl:i is V':) to fllI for good, sporimnens, said DIr. S. Ut. nfarri soni. the curator of the If,rnirrnn iMiseumrn at F'orre'st ffll, in a lec ture on the pint, poid':er, anid per son.si adornients of savlgeS. tie weas descril.ing thI ;s nci'nL Mfaori custont if tattrioling the hladi and 3tid that they aile.Ilys cut off the head of anyone slain in ,'i-r, and it wa.t looke- upon afterwarJo as a s?acred object. In process of time rclhlectort:; began to piliurchase the.se heads, and thi le'I to tmany rmurders beiing columit tod in order to secure the head and offner it for sale. It then teldle a frrctice to tattoo the heiio of slanves, so that they might eventually Ie liilled, and their heads siold ; ut this hail long since been stili Iat The sesritig f nterklaces aind eallr rin~gs went hick mavny hundrlils of years among.st n. cry clasS of a;tvage and the present use of ipowdler unId paint hiey thei 'ass a LLonLtientuti t ...
Living Troubles. SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE PESTS OF SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
Living Troubles. IN&lt;, "TH~'E I'ES-:T OF' ',P[N t:,it this column out and preserve it carefully. The lspring is upon urs, and insect life will soon he Collt lively So here you may' learn h ow to extermninate unwel come 'visitors in the. shape of ant.s, beetles, moths, slugs, and the like. Not -e pleasant task aln'ays, hult it hits to be done, nred it's the womitn's privilege to do it, ! Ants .-T)amp a sponge, and sprinkle it with sugar. Place it wherever the ants are. anl nou wnill findi it will soon become chokedl with them. Plunge it into a gallipot full of hailing water, rinsa and clean it., anid reset until there are no intsi left. Camphor on a lorder shelf or cupboard will always keep ants away from those parts. lied Ants are very nasty. Smear a plate sith lard, and place swome sticks for the insects to crawl uip. When you have a plateful, hold it over the fire till they drop in. Ile peat tutil no more ants appear. IOtAX FOR BEETLES. Betles.--(Get snome horax antd tix...
SWAMP DRAINAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
SWAMvP DORAINAGE. During the meetings held on the Kooweerup swamp recently Mr W. S. Keast, M.L.A.. was asked several questions, which he submitted to the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission, and has since received the fol lowitg replies : 1. Will the whole of the drains on the swamp be done in this scheme and will the settlers have any further expense in regard to the drainage to the Lands Do- partment ? Answer-The Commission pro posc a ttat if the istrict is f :rmod to take over the cleaning of all the drains in the area, and, in this way, the settlers would have no additional expense in regar. to the cleaning out of such drains 2 Great exception was taken to 2C00 acres on the Yadlcck side, where only L450 is to be spent and where they are rated at Is Gd. The settlers consider that this ought to be brought down to is. Answer - The commission is p:epared to deal with any qTLe - tians that arise in regard to this certain area, and any represent ations made in regard to the area ...
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 22 July 1914
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. On that fatal day. February 27th, 1881, Majubtha Hill was the scene of a marvellotus exhibition of valour, and an escape from death which was truly providential. While Cor poral .Joseph Farmer. of the Artmy Hospital Corps, was attending to the fallen: amid a hail of bullets, the doctor and onc of the essist ants were struck down at the samne moment. lThinking it wans the re sult of an occident, he seized a tan rnage and waved it in the air, in the hope that the Doers would see it and respect the woundcil. He was bitterly nistaken, how ever. The deluge of lead became more and more fierce. ? hlet shattered his wrist, ano his right arm dlropped helpless to his sidle. "Never mind, I have anothlter," said the brave fellow, ais he pickedl up the bandage with is left handl andl Swaved it aloft. An inst.ant later, this arm, too, ,was sh:lttered. But, undismayel, he cotitinuel signoil lng with his ntained nrm:i ;Ls best he could, nmiraclIously escaping a, hundred deaths,...