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WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? The village of La Garde, in the De partment of Arlege, Franco, became greatly agitated by persistent reports that a retired Toulhouse police oiii clal named Carol, who died last month, had beon burled alive. The au thorities filially also became alarmed, and ordered an investigation, which established that tho sexton of the graveyard where tho body was buried, a man named Dclpecli, wlillo filling in tho grave, had been startled by tappings from the colIln. Ho called a passer by, who also heard the noiBe. Tho family of tho supposed dead man was then summoned, but, says Reuter, after waiting a long time without any repetition of the tapping tho brothor in-law said that it was the sexton'3 Imagination, and that ho was satis fled that Carol was dead. He ordered the grave to bo filled up, which was done. He who has many causes of joy must bo very much In lovo with Bor row and peevishness It he choosos to sit down on his littlo handful of thornB. When you're In tho ri...
NEWSY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
NEWSY NOTES. In Spain ono may soe "moving pic tures" all the evening In opon-alr res taurants for tho price of a cup of coffoo or a glaBB of wine, Twelve per cent of ull deaths in Switzerland, which Is supposed to bu a paradlso for peoplo afflicted with consumption, are caused by that di sease. * * * Tho great Indian crocodile In the Frankfort Zoo broke Its Jawbone. Dr. Arnold Marx romoved part of the bono and replaced It with aluminium. IJight passes from the moon to the earth In 1Kb. The magnolia has a more powerful porfumo than any othor (lower. * * * Some 100,000,000 people speak the English language. German 1s spoken by 130,000,000: French by 70,000,000. * * * "II knockoutora son advorsalre" Is how a Paris sapor prophesies a box er's success In a forthcoming match. * * * A caterpillar's eyes can see nothing at a distance beyond two-flfths of an Inch. * ■* : * It is only necessary to boll a cork; for flvo minutes to make It lit any bottle. " * • •' .• In tho Bank of England ther...
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATROL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATHOL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. Mrs. Greenland, who la at present In Sydney, lias spent just eight months in Papua on the Mnmbare Rivor, In which division her husband was magi strate. It is away up near the Ger man border, and the only other white woman lived 70 miles away! "But we knew each other quite well," Mrs. Greenland said, "although we actually met only thrco days ago, here in Sydney. They had plenty of eggs at the other station, and a na tive boy would olten arrive with a lit tle gift from my unseen friend. It seemed so strnnge meeting for the flrst time across a hotel dinner table, after having exchanged so many let ters through native carriers." —1'What did you do all day?" "Well, in the morning I'd fuss round, thinking I was very busy with odds and ends, then I'd read, and on the station there is always something happening, so that time never bangs on our hands. You would hardly be lieve that although I took out quite a stock of sewing, there was ...
Which Leg? [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Which Leg? Ill a small town In tbo West of Scotland the town clork, who was n bit of a "charactor," had tho mis fortune to Iobo his log In a railway ac cident. As a mark of appreciation and es teem for his long services, tho coun cil unanimously agreed to replace his loss with an artificial leg, which they did as soon kb ho was sufficiently re covered. A few months afterwards tho town clerk, who was genorally known by his Christian name, Paul, was unfor tunate enough to have his other leg fractured In a trap accident. Naturally tho mishap became food for town gossip, and one old wife, in discussing the matter with a neigh bor, was overheard saying— "It's a groy bad bimlness for Paul, puir man; but is't his ftln leg or the log that belangs to the toon that's brokon?"
WHERE NOBODY DIES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
WHERE NOBODY DIES. Pooplo with money and people without (that Is when they can) has ten oft to health resorts to prevent themselves being! earlier than they de sire, placed under mothor earth. Bret Harte remarked In one of his storieu that ho would like to And a placo whero no one over died. According to the Gembrook Cemetery trustees, the Gembrook district is juBt the placo the American novelist was look ing for. Tho trustees have resign ed in a body because there is no busi ness doing in the burying line, and consequently, no revenue. In tho paBt 40 years there were only two in torments, ana they wore pauper cases who had strayed Into tho district, not residents. Tho trustees have accord ingly come to the conclusion that the diBtrlct doesn't require a cemetery, that the local "planting ground" id wasted, and that nobody In the dis trict Is ever going to die and give them a job. As a health resort recommen dation this will take some beating.
GIRLS, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankerous Crank. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
GIRL.8, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankerous Crank. t Girls, you aro doubtless very charm ing In your low-necked blouses, short skirtB, and delicious Btocklrigs, yet I would fain point out one or two faults' which most of you display—and whon It comes to display, my cry Is: "Les3 stocking and more thoughtfulneas." Qlrls, I don't consider your man ners are as good as those of your mothers. Mother nmy wear a petti coat, like they used to In the good old days, and grandma three flannel petti coats, becauso grandma's petticoats, like misfortunos, never como singly, but both of thorn aro polite. Of course, they may liavo had good be havior spanked Into'tliem, but, never theless, It Is more than skin deep. It Is my misfortune to travel a good deal In trains and 'buses. You, girls, flaunting your fatal beauty, haunt me In thoso dangerous vehicles, and with that inbdrn chivalry which lurks in every male" bosom, I render you oc casional smnll services. 1 opon a car riage d...
Throat Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
, Throat Troubles. When doctors talk about the "naso pharyngeal system," they mean the entire mucous'membrane that Hoes the nose and throat, all of which must, 'be in a; healthy condition if you wish to avoid the long list of ailments that begins with the common "cold" and ends with tuberculosis, and includes toiisllitis, influenza, croup, diphtheria, :nud,: last but not least, adenoids: In young, children the passages of the nose and throat are very Bmall and very sensitive, and they respond quickly to every change In the child's physical condition. Wheu a disease germ attacks a sensitive mucous membrane,, tile membrane becomeB Inflamed and Bwollen. The immediate result is that the child cannot get breath enough to. live on through-the nasal passages, and begins to breathe through the mouth. If this happens only occasionally the ''Inflammation poon subsides and , the mouth-breaih Ing stops. But If one 'cold succer another, as is the caso with many children In the winter months; the...
Too Realistic. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Too Realistic. • Willie, finally persuaded his aunt to play traiir with him. Tho chairs wore arranged, in line, and ho Issued or ders: ■ "Now. you bo the engineer .and I'll, be the conductor. . Lend, mo your watch and got .up. Into.your caU^' Then lie hurried down tho platform, time pieco in hand. "Pull out, there, you !red-hoaded> plo-faced jay!" ho Shout ed; • "Why, Willie!" his aunt , oxclalm'ed. in amazemont; . v . ; . '"That's right, chew tho rag!" he re torted... "Pull out! We're Ave minutes •late" already." ..They havo had. to forbid his playing •down'by'the-traln terminus.
After Many Days. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
After Many Days. During a frost of last year a lady was unfortunate enough to flnd &lt; a burst pipe inside the scullery. Stand ing on some stops Bhe tried to stop the flow of water by binding a towel around the pipe and holding it till as sistance wbb obtained. Fortunately a plumber was passing, and ho qulckl/ camo to the rescue. "One moment, madam, I'll fetch mv tools," he said. Tho poor man, however, slipped on the treacliorous pavement and broke his log, which stopped his work for many a week. A year later, more sevore weather, and anotlior burst pipe in the same scullery, and tho same careful Iioubc wife, to save a mess mounts tho steps to atop the water as before. The same plumber Is engaged to render assistance. Ho looked at the woman, and recollection duwned on him In n sluplfylng manner. "Oh," he cried, "I couldn't come back before! I broke my leg. Have you been holding all the time? I'm bo sorry."
Helping the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Helping the Editor. A country editor, who Is also an au thority on certain industrial" matters; recently came up to town, bringing his wife along with him. This good woman was • one after noon the guest of u rather patronising clubwoman. ; "So your husband is an editor?" the latter asked. "Yes." "Since you have no family and have, considerate leisure.on- your- hands, I- dare: say you assist him: In: his. ediv torJal work?!1 "Oh, yes,!', said the , editor's wife, who is: aiBo: his cook, "1, edit all his inside matter." /
Another Epigram. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Another Epigram. Once ut a dinner at \yhlch Dr. Einil Reich was present the conversation turned on marriage. "That was a wise saying of the old Gr ek philosopher,"; said- someone. "'Whether you marry her or liot you will regret it."1 ■_ "Yes," answered Dr. Reich. "It re minds me of a certain old maid who once said something almost as good as that. 'Auntie,' said her llttlo nleco to her, 'wliat would-you do if you had your- life to live over agaiu?' "To>which tho lonely BpiiiBtor quick ly replied: • " 'Get; married, my child,, before I had sense enough to dechlo-tb be-an old :ma:d.'" ■
Brute! [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Brute! Jlre. Do Bride was entertaining cali pers. After they had left alio remarked to her husband: "I hope, they didn't see my walking shoes lying there. They would think me very untidy if they did." "Oh,- if they saw them they prob ably, thought. they were mine," An swered the husband in a consoling tone. And she hasn't spoken to him since.
His Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
His Reason. "It says here 'One of the idols most revered by the Koreans is the figure of a woman, seated, resting her chin in her hand,';' said .Mrs. Chatteriey, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves that .the'-Koreans are about the wisest nation on earth," '.suggested'her husband. „ "How's that, Joshua?" • "Well," said Mr. Chatteriey, with distinct emphasis, "simply ' because they make a deity of a woman who lias sense enough to give hor chin a rest." -
A Surgeon's Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
A Surgeon's Revenge. Few things vex a doctor more than to be sent for in great haste, at au unreasonable hour, only to find upon arival that little or nothing is the matter with the patient. An eminent English surgeon was called to an "urgent case" ot thiB sort, and he found the patient, who was of great wealth but small courage, had received a slight wound from a fall. The surgeon's face did not betray liU irritation, but. ho gave his servant or ders to go home with all possible liaste, and return with a certain plas ter. The patient, turning very pale,' Baid anxiouBly: "I trust, sir, there is no grout and immodiate danger?" "Indeed there is," answered'the sur geon. "Why, if that fellow docB not: run like a racehorse, there is.no tell ing but that your wound inay heal before be nets back with the. plaster,"
DIAMOND MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
DIAMOND MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA. The history of the diamond mines is one long romance—catastrophes, skilful robberies, and the speedy reall satlon of coloBsal fortunes, the an nual output of the mines averaging neveral millions of pounds sterling. Early in 1867 a traveller named O'Reil ly rested a while at a farm in the Hope Town district. His host pre sently brought to his notice some nice looking stones obtained from the riv er. O'Reilly- at once pounced upon the first stone, and took it to Dr. G. Atherstone, at Grahamstown, where It quickly realised £500. This lucky wayfarer hastened back to the spot, but his searches were unavailing. Two years after, a fnrmor named Niekirk acquired from a native for £400 of stock a large diamond, which sold ir> Hope Town for £10,000. This famous gem was christened "Star of South Africa," weighed 83 carats, and esti mated to be worth £25,000. The Uul fontein mine was discovered through diamonds being found in the wnlls of an' old native farmhous...
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
I; MORAL REFLECTIONS. • An ob'c'dlont .wife .commands her husband. ' Bo charitable and Indulgent to everyone but yourBblf. Obstinacy Is n parasite, llvInK eith er on a strong will or on great stu pidity. ' Retire Into thyself,' and thou wilt blush to And how poor a stock Is there. ' A man has no more right to Buy an uncivil thing than to act one—no more right to say a rude'thlng to an other than to knock him down. " Men are like trees; each one must put forth the lent that Ib created In him. Education Is only like good cul ture It changes the size but not the sort. . To know the pninB of power we must go to thoao who havo It; to know Its ploasurcs wo must go to those who are seeking It. The pains of power are real, Its pleasures Imaginary. In tho active and vigorous games nnd merrlmont -of children there are the most health giving conditions thxt can bo obtained, because they are the wise combination of exercise and mirth. "Almost" Is a dangerous word. It has tripped up many n man w...
Well Timed. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Well Timed. -"That, certainly wob ft very fine sor mon," suit! an enthusiastic cliurclr member who'was an ardent admirer of I ho minister. "A fine sermon, and well* timed, too." "Yea," answered his unadmlrlng nolghlor, "it certainly was well timed. I'ully hair tho congregation had their watches out."