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The Milk of Human Unkindbess. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
The Milk of Human Unktridness. The simple-hearted Weary One and thj crafty Bill SHccb wero support ing the walls of the works, their tine 01 untastcd coffee in thoir hands. Bill's coffee looked like coal, while The Weary One had In his the added luxury of a small quantity of milk. Wherefore, as they say, did Dill covet the tin pf the Weary One, and did decide to exchange beverages, should an opportunity occur. "Torkin' of pickpockets," said the Weary One, "I once 'card of a chap wot could pinch a 'andkercher from a Rent's sleeve." "Oh, that's nothln'!" laughed Wil liam. "I knows a covc wot can take yer 'at from yer 'ead without yer knowing it." But the Weary Ono 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 mo if this don't beat yer 'at trick, Bill. 'Ero's someone bin an' swiped the milk outer my coffee!"
AMUSING INCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
AMUSING INCIDENTS. The American papers u.'o publish* ing stories of Dr. Wulr MUulioM. '[his If? one of tJic* best of tV.'m: — One day a patient cairn* Into- his ollico and found Mm closing a huge bundle of Jetton*. "AH reKlg/iatiwis from committees or boards," lie said, gleorully. "I'm going to got off all them. I have told my wJfu that whim ! dlo I want her to put on my tomb stone, 'Cornmltteed to the grave'!" A man purchased sotm' rod ihmnol shirts guaranteed not to shrink. He reminded the .salesman forcibly of ihe guarantee some weeks later. "Have you had any -lUneulty with thrm?" the latter ask'id. "No," replied the customer; 'm:i/ the other morning, whoa 1 was dress ing, my wife said to me, 'John, whr.ro did you got that pink rcj'l neck lace?' " The motor car was, until recently, a thing unheard of In n certain part of Ireland. A peasant was very much astonished one day when he oaw one go by without any vielbl? means of locomotion. His eyes bulged, how ever, when a motor-cycle ...
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. Blind people—those who have been born blind—are, as 1b well known, ex ceedingly clever with their lingers, but it is not often that we hear of a watchmaker who was born blind. Anil yet there have been Instances, of the kind. A famous blind watchmaker lived at Holbeach, in Lincolnshire. His name was Rippln, and, although com* pletely blind, he could take to pleceB and put together again watchoa of, most delicate construction with the greatest ease, and in quicker time than most watchmakers who have tho advantage of good eyesight. On one occasion some of tho tiny wheels and screws used in his trado were stolen from him, but the thiet was captured with the property on his porson, and Hippln Identified them by his delicate sense of touch. A Barnstapo watch and clock maker brought up his blind son to his trade, and the young man proved so Bkilful 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] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
HENS THAT HATCH' FISH. Aa 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 tbe surface of the water, and when they have bo cured a sufficient quantity they take a number of hens' eggs, the contents of which have been carefully emptied through a email aperture, and refill the shells with the spawn. The boles are then sealed up and the eggs put under broody bens. The hens are al lowed to Incubate the eggs for a cer tain number of days, when tho eggs are again broken and their contents put into water that has been pre viously warmed by tho sun: In a very short spaco of time the spawn hatches, and the young fry are then kept in pure fresh water until they attain ia sufficient size to be put into tbe pondB containing older fish. The Chinese have long understood all -the Intricacies of incubation, and were amongst tho first to use incuba tors for tbe hatching of hen eggs, lonjg before such machines were m...
A COOL CUSTOMER. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A COOL CUSTOMER. A few days ago I n-.et with tbo toughest case in my whole export ence, sold the ngout of a very buc cessful debt-coi^ting firm. I tackted iry man for £3 ho owes to a rcBtau; ret He's artist. "I'm sorry/' bald he, leaving off work, on tho picture, ai>d pushing qi* velvet Bmokuig'Cai. on the back of his head, w?i..3 ho looked lazily ut iho bill, "but 1 c;»onot pay rhls for a. few months yet" "Why not?' Btid I. "Because 1 have a r ere preening •'ability." "More pressing than a lull of this kind?" said I, sarcastically. "Yea, a good deal/* said he. "I'm buying a pair of shoe#/ on the inata)* ment plan, and the second shoe is to be delivered to-day If I c-tn make par tial payment. Tft« coin ib here," Bald he, tapping hid waifitcoat pocket. "All right," I said; "but you just give that cam to me on account, or MI sell you ud. ' "Sell what up?" ha drawfed out. "Why, the«ft ^luurea," said 1t sweeping my arm in a comprehensive way round the Mudic. "These picurea? All rii;h...
TWIN-BEARING EWES. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
TWIN-BEARING EWES. • a rcmariuiDie uue 01 investigation, which is of great interest to sheep breeders, is being pursued by Sir Alexander U. Bell, at one time geolo gist of the Dominion of Canada, on his farm in Nova Scotia. For some ten or twelve years he has been endeavoring to fix a breed of sheep having four or six milking teats, and producing twins at a birth. Ho noticed that the proportion of sheep having four developed nipples was larger among twin-producing ewes, and this started him on his quest 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 :»ippled owes with four-nippled rams. (Reversion seldom occurrod, and when th,e strain was once established these I'ewns were found to be as fortlle as I ordinary sheep, if not more so.
FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS. Public prosperity Is like a tree. Ag riculture is its roots; manufacturers and commerce tire its branches and loaves. If tlio roota suffer tho leaves fail, the branches wither, and tho tree dies. Well-built, efilclent. fences, kept In repair, not only pluco an important appearance value on a farm, but they pay HubEtnntially in protection to crops and stock. The country hna one trade—form ing—nnd every country boy has some fundamental stock of knowledge. Why not adopt the sensible plan of grafting his education upon it? Quiot firmness }b important in band ling horses. The cool assurance of a masterful horseman produces an Im mediate effect upon the nerves and behavior of u. fractious team. It. 13 useless for auyono to attempt to mnko u form pay uulesB he has a love for his work. If he has a genu ine love for it, everything he puts Ills hand to eeemc to know it. If his spe cialty Is plant growth, whether fruit, veget bio or cereals, it is-astonishing to ...
PATTERN FOR CHILD'S SLEEPING SUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
PATTERN FOR CHILD'S SLEEPING SUIT. In cold weather no mother should fail to make hor child one of those cosy llttlo sleeping suits. Flannel, of course, is by far the moBt sultablo ma* torlal to use. It represents "Every lady's Journal" pattern No, 4G and Is cut In two sizes—for children of four and six years. Thla pattern may bo bought for nlnepenco from local pattern agent or will bo sent poHt free to any ad dress If ninepeuce iu stamps Is sent to Dopt. A, "Everylady's Journal,' 376 Swonston-Btreet, Melbourne. State number of pattern and size required If a penny stamp 1b sent to above ad dreBB a 48-page catalogue will be sen to any reader who writes "send fre catalogue."
A RAILWAY EXPERIENCE TRAVELLING IN INDIA. This amusing experience on an Indian railway is related by a writor in "Biackwood's:— [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A RAILWAY EXPERIENCE TRAVELLING IN INDIA. TJjJb awufilng cxijoriojice on an In dian railway 1b related by u wrltor lu "EMackwood's:— "J'eroouiilly, I cannot Blf.-c.-p under :i bright light, or imk-od under any light nt ail. I was much annoyed, there fore, when we were nafelv bedded down, and the train hud Blurted, to llnd that I could not put the light out. Ilowover, an old traveller is ueldom at a loss. After tossing ubout for half on hour in a vain courtship of sleep I rose, and, with Bomo difficulty, aucceoded in securing u decent ob scurity by buttoning my trousers over one lamp and hitching my wlfe'a Kkirt over the other. Then, following the good example which she had already set, 1 fell asleep. "At some place which we reached about 3 a.m. there seemed to be an unuHiiul scurrying of slippered feet on the platform and much excited chatter, a» of those who seek room and llnd it not. Some local festival no , doubt or marriage feast was setting • he country folk astir. The door of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
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Some Clerical Stories. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Some Clerical Stories. According to "Anecdotes ot Pulpit and Parish/' Canon Knox Littla koaw of a~lych-gate in front; of a churok which was being restored,, orer tka front of which was painted, "TMr Ja the Gate of Heaven!" while under neath was a notice in large Iftttaro: "Go round the other way:" • There Is a story told by. H. Ditchfield of a London vicar whoUked to have a hymn sung at.famlly piay» era. Id order to Intemt Ms atrfaaU he allowed them to choose the hymW One day his wife. compllmeatad tfea cook on her selection. "What a nioa hymn you chose!" "YM, mum,** ska replied; "it's the number of my per liceraan!' The bishop of Peterborough, Dr. Magee, being plagued to eo and opta ail sorts of things—chnrohea, aakaat bazaars, and so forth—exclaimed on* day to the Biehcp of Lciceetar: "I da believe very soon there will not b» a young curate in the diocese wha has bought a new umbrella who will not apply to the Bishop to coma aai open It."
DETECTIVE VERSUS CRIMINAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
DETECTIVE VERSUS CRIMINAL. "About the neatest way 1 -was ever had," remarked a London ex-detective, "wp.b in a great Paris forgery case In 1S65. Two of my anticipated TiethnB, a man and woman, came to London, and took up their abode In a poor slrpr.'t off the New Cut. "flow to watch them without suspi cion was rather a problem, for in that ravory neighborhood detectives are not popular. At length 1 oonolu4e4 to personate a coster, and so took up my position a& a vendor of walnut#, ! at the corner of my friends' ttreet. | "One day au outiro stranger pulled up at ray stall, und purchased' com* : nuts. I pocketed the half-crown ha j tr dorcd, counting out into hie hand 1 t— • and fourpenee change. "No sooner had I finished than ho I exclaimed: 'This won't do!' And he 1 slammed the florin down on the stall. "It was not the one I had giTon him, j but Tor all that I was marched off by I a stolid policeman for uttering falsa | coin, in spite of my protestations. I "Hy the time I wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
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NEVER COUNT YOUR CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
NEVER COUNT YOUR CHICKENS. It was the boast of a mangaer of a big firm 'n town that during his term of ruling he had till then never hots duped. One day, though, an ignorant-look ing country yokel, seemingly the worse for liquor, whilst passing tke si op, reeled suddenly against one of the big panes of glass which mad* up the shop w'ndow, the action resulting in a broken pane. The manager, hear ing the noise, rushed out, and, seizins the yokel by the neck thrust him into the shop, where he was told he could not leave tfll lie paid for the damage done. Nothing was found on him but a .eiOO-noto, and this, he pleaded, be longed to his master. The manager, however, was rolent less, and pricing the pane at £5, he returned the yokel £95. The latter went on hi6 way, and was Been no morp, an 1 the manager to this day U looking for someone to change hie | £100-note, which was a forged eae.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
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