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A Romance of Bagdad. How a Fortune Was Buried and Saved From the Turks. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
A Romance of Bagdad. How a Fortune Was Buried and Saved From the Turks. Like a new Arabian Nights tale sounds one that is told by Mr. H. J. Montgomery, a British man of affairs who has Just returned from Basra, the town on the Persian Gulf that is the reputed birthplace of Sinbad the Sailor. While there he met a fellow Blriton, a merchant well known in the East, who had just returned from Bagdad after some of the most sur prising adventures that ever befell a trader. This merchant, whose name I had to promise not to mention, has been carrying on business in the city of Hlaroun al Raschid for many years, and is one of the biggest men in his own line there. For some time after war broke out between England and Turkey he and his fellow-countrymen there were practically unmolested, but their position grew steadily more precarious. Our merchant, whose premises are located some miles out side Bagdad, began settling up his affairs as far as possible, and deposit ed a considerable amount of...
WONDERS OF CONSTANTINOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
WONDERS OF CONSTANTINOPLE. Constantinople is the richest gem inr tile Turkish empire. The Green Vaults of Constantine, situated with in the grounds of th Old Seraglio, contain more gold and jewels tllan any other building in the city. 1ow Salem I. ever brought these treasures from Persia baffles the imagination. Hans Andersen declared that Con stantinople was the finest capital in Europe, but since that time the city has suffered severely from fires, and the one which occurred in 1865 turned the name by which the Sultan's Go vernment is known into a misnomer. Among the buildings attacked was the Seram Palace, where councils are held and Ambassadors received. The chief gate of the palace, the Bab-i Humayun, or Sublime Porte, from which the Government derives its title, was burned down, and has never been rebuilt. Before the war the old wooden bridge which spans the Golden Horn between Stamboul and Pera was look ed upon as one of the sights of the world. Twice every year it witnessed ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
tE LA.~i A GoUD Gt'E Lady Makes Private Enquiry Regarding Hair Treatment "A Lady Reader" complains that al though she has tried quite a number of hair dyes, she cannot get one that will dye her greying hair to its proper shade. She continues: "M1y frielus can see that I am uslnt something. and make mle the butt of all their jokes. M.y hair Ia light brown. What color dye would you advise me to buy?" Answer:-Don't buy any thair dye at alL The best is quite easily apparent even to the most casual ob server. What you require is ote thing to restore-not dye-the hair to its natural color Try this, which yel can make up yourself at home at a comparatively trifling cost:--Get 19 oz. of Rejuveni colmpoundt from til, chemist. to which atldd loz. of b:l, rumn. Shake well together, then add enough water to make 1toz. (half pint) in all. A little rubbed well intl, the roots of the hair every night will soon comnpletely restore the lnatural co'or of the hair. and renew the growth where thinntss i...
Not Snakes But Birds. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
Not Snakes But Birds. "Now, Nora," said the departing physician to the Irish girl, who was nursing a bad case of fever, "If the patient sees snakes again, give him a dose of this medicine. I shall be in angain at six." The hour for his return arrived. The physician once more visited the sick patient, and found him raving. lie had been so, said the nurse, for hours. "And did you give him the medi cline?" inquired the puzzled doctor. Nora shook her head. "But didn't I tell you to give it to him it he saw enakes again?" de manded the physician. "But he didn't say he saw snakes this tolinme, dochter," replied the nurse conflidently. "He said he saw red white-and-blue turkeys, wid straw hats on!"
The New Style. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
The New Style. It was A.D. 1925. They were clelp ing. in the approved up-to-date styl.. by aeroplane. It was the old, old story of pa refusing to give his con sent, and the turtle-doves refusing to consider it essential. And now they were skfmming through the air at sixty miles an hour. "Sweetest Pauline." he cried ecsta tically. "Beloved Christopher!"' she cooed. as they passed over a country clhurch. Enthusiastically, he leant over to give his lady-love a kiss. and tlfhis. combined with the fact that love Is blind, caused him to lose control of the machine. With a fearful clatter, it crashed into the church spire, andi a moment later Christopher and Pauline were painfully picking them selves out of the pathway. "Oh, Christopher," she walled at length, between her sobs, "l-look at my ni-new dress all torn t-t-to rags!" "Botheration take your new dress," roared Christopher, sorting himself out from the debris. "Look at my right ear sticking up there on the church sp[rel"
A Sort of Relation. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
A Sort of Relation. "You say, madam," said the smart K.C. to the woman in the witness box, "that the defendant is a sort of relation of yours. Kindly explain what you mean by 'sort of relation. and just how you are related to the defendant " "\Vell, you see, it's like this," ex plained the willing witness. "'lHis first wife's cousin and my second hus band's first wife's aunt married two brothers named Jones, and they were cousins to mother's aunt. Then. his grandfather on his mother's side and my grandfather on my mother's side were second cousins, and his stepfather married nly husband's stepmother after hris father and nmy mother died. And his brother Jack and my husband's brother Fred mlnar ried twin sisters. I ain't never tigur ed it out just how close related we are, but I've always looked on him as a sort of cousin." Whereupon the judgu innmmediately adjourned the case for a week.
ARTIFICIAL LIMBS OF CARDBOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
ARTIFICIAL LIMBS OF CARD BOARD. A Danish doctor at a hospital in Paris has invented a cardboard leg which enables the wearer to go about with crutches two days after his limb bas been amputated. The materials used are two sheets of cardboard about three-sixteenths of an inch thick, and bandages soaked in a starch solution. After careful measurements have been taken, the cardboard is cut into what looks like two peg-tops, which, after being soak ed in the bath, fold around each other and are secured with bandages. The principle is that of an egg in a cup, and the patient can wear the leg long before the wound is com pletely healed. He can thus get air and exercise, which it is usually Im possible to obtain at this phase of his convalescence; also be has to su fer none of the inconveniences of crutches, a stick sulfficing for his needs. The leg, properly treated, lasts from six months to a year, by which time a permanent artifcial limb is ready to be fitted. A gentleman ras describing...
WOULDN'T COMMIT HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
WOULDN'T COMMIT HIMSELF. "Is that bull over in Mr. Lathrop's pasture good-natured?" inquired tile new school-mistress, with some appre hension in her voice. "I ask because i wanted to cross the pasture last night, and I was afraid he might be ugly." Mr. Peaslce surveyed the youn; lady with kindly eyes, and Ihesitated before he replied. "M-well," he conceded, at length, "it might be an ite risky-you withl that red sweater on, and all-to undertake to cross that pasture when he's right handy. Hie might take a notion to chase you, and then again he might not. "I ain't one to slander any of my neighbors' prop'ty," he went on, apol ogetically, "but I d'know as Lathrop can blame me if I don't more'n recite facts to you. I ain't givin' any opin ion, y' understand. I'm just tellin' you what's happened, and Iettin' you make up your mind to suit yourself. "When lathrop fust got that ani mal, he had a Swede workin' for him, and he hadl the care of the bull 'bout all the time while he stayed her...
JOHN BRIGHT'S MAIDEN SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
JOHIN BRIGHT'S MAIDEN SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT. .lJolln Bright, the foremost orator of his time became M1.P. for the City of Durham in 1R.1t, and made his maiden speech in Parliament on Au gust 7 of that year. Since the death of his wife, sonte two ye!ars before. Mr. Erighlt hadt thrown all hiii ener gles into the campaign for tile repeal of tile Corn Laws. which was being conducted so strenttotsly by Richarl Cobden. .Mrs. Bright had died at Leamington, and Cobdent, who hap pened to be staying there at the same time, called to express his condolence. Bright afterwards described tillis visit withl striking pathos: "I was in the depth of grief, I might almost say of despair, for the light andi sunshine of my house had been extingurished. All that was left on earth of my young wife, except the memory of a sainted life and a too brief happiness, was lying still and cold in the chamber above us. Mr. Cobdlen called on me as my friend, and addressed me, as you might stip pose, with words of co...
Memorial Services for Fallen Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
Memorial Services for Fallen Soldiers. In years to come there will be held in each district a service to commem orate the gallant men who laid down their lives in this war. The proceed ings will take the form of a solemn memorial service, conducted by clergy; many of these clergymen will be returned chaplains who read the burial services of tihe men on some distant battlefield, When we think of those wooden crosses with the letters "A.I.F." carved on them, that are found in so many distant lands, andi we realise the cause for which these men died. we understand tile stirring epitaph, "Greater love hath no man than this, that :a man lay down his life for his friends." That epitaph is found on wooden crosses at Anzac, Lemnos, Mesopotamia, Palestine. France. Egypt. New Guinea and Eng landl. In the desert of Sinai. far from civillsatlon, there are mounds that mark the spot where some gallant Light Horseman lies buried. Tile memory of mateshlip is very great inll these stalwart horsemen....
HIS WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
HIS WAIY. Me-. who can turn their hands to any sort of job that needs doing are very useful as husbands. Mr. Pickles was one of these useful gentlemen. His amiable wife once asked him to hang a: picture she had purchased for the parlour, and he said that he would do it "in a lifly." "You just get the cord anrd a pic ture hook." he saidl to his wife, "ard tell the, servant girl to run down to the cellar and bring up the steps: and carry them into the parlour, and where's those two Ihttie thingummy's that go into tile back of the frame at the sides to Dpult the cord through? I.ook them up for me; and I shall require the gimlet; or maybe I c:an drive them in with thle hammer. Johnny youll rull down into the cel- I tar and get the nammner. Perh&ps a chair would lIe better than a step ladder. Somebody go into the kitch en and get me a chair. I don't want to stand on one of the parlour chairs. Got that cord ? Just mens ure off about the right length ta nd faeten it to tho:e little...
SMOKE GUNS BAFFLE U-BOATS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
SMOKE GUNS BAFFLE U-BOATS. The "smoke-gun" is chemically fired that is, the the smoke emitted from it is chemical process smoke, the kind that is stifling and blinding. It is of dense black, is heavy, and hangs low over the water. Unlike the smoke Sgenerated by soft coal, it is lasting and forms a thick, impenetrable wall. To. use the expression of one naval man, "you would have to chop your way through it with an axe," At the base of the smoke gun is a great copper vat, with two large tanks attached. Each of these tanks holds approximately 100 gallons of chemicals. In another compartment of the vessel is a reserve supply of 1,000 gallons of acid. By a purely chemical, these acids are released into the vat from the pilot house, or the bridge, and im mediately upon mixing generates the smoke that vomits forth, making a most effective screen for the merchant man, cs well as blinding those on board the U-boat, and causing this craft to loose her bearings temporar ily. Buit what about t...
THE DEEPEST MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
THE DEEPEST MI??E. I.M. (Birkenhead) writes : "I see in the "Popular Science Siftings" a report that the MIorro Velho gold mine in Brazil, is the deepest in the world, 5,)00 feet. I have always thought that the Jupitor and Cind erella gold mines. Transvaal, South Africa, iere the deepest. In fact I hare been down the Catlin shaft in Jupitor, which, if I remember right ly, ts .4,200 in the vertical, and 3,000 odd feet further down the incline, making it more than 7,000 feet. this being considered the deepest mine on the Rand. That is four years ago.
NEW USE FOR SUGAR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
NEW USE FOR SUGAR. Dressing wounds with ordinary sugar is reporfted to have proved suc ceseful. Sugar is sprinkled in a thick layer over the wound that has preV iously been washed and dried; then cover with a dry dressing, which is renewed daily. A great :dvar.ntage of this dressing is that is does not ad here to the wvound, but stimulates a powerful secretion which flushes out the depths of the wound, while pro fuse suppuration softens crusts and necrotic tissues and gives a chance for healthy granulation below.
PHANTOM GOLD. Published by Special Arrangement. (Copyright.) CHAPTER XXII (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
PHANTOM (IOLD. By EMMA1. M. MORTIMER, Author of "Second Lady Evesham," "Cords of Sif.," "Robert Wynstan's Ward," Etc., Etc. Published by Special Arrangement. (Copyright.) CHAPTER XXII (Continued). Philip Trevelyan had learned to ap preciate too thoroughly the delicacy of the part he was playing, to suffer Lilian even to guess the thrill of ela ton which stirred his blood as she let fall the words that bound her to him, almost as indissolubly as if they had been uttered at the altar. He beat back a maddening impulse to snatch her in his arms and pour upon her scarlet lips the kisses he had now a right to give and ask to have returned. She smiled at him, but the expression held none of the happiness which is the common right of a wo man who is newly-betrothed. "My darling," he whispered fondly. "You will never know the happiness thoese few simple words have conferred on me, but in years to come I trust that my devotion will at least make You understand some of it." "Yes, I know," she ...
DIET AND HEALTHY AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 30 November 1917
DIET AND HEALTHY AGE. 1 Great as are the evils in excess in S"drink" there are, perhaps, as many ' in excessive and unsuitable eating. SAnd these latter are more common abecause they are less obvious and Sevident. Most people recognise the symptoms of over-drinking, but the Sill-effects of habitual over-eating are r more insidious and more vague, and may be hidden for years, unknown to Sthe patient himself. Sir Henry SThompson, a few years ago, came to s the conclusion that a proportion Iamounting to at least one half of Sthe diseases which embitters the mid f dle and latter part of life among the middle and upper classes is due to 5 avoidlable errors in diet. And even Sthis is not the worst of its effects, Sfor-as well as making life wearisome Sand painful, it actually shortens its I duration. i For petrfect healthy and full nour a ishment of the body a sufliciency of a Swell-balanced diet is that so-called - vegetarian one which includes milk. butter, eggs and cheese or whether it...
PALACES ON WHEELS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
PALACES ON WHEELS. The train in which the ex-Czar and his family used to travel is stated to have been the most elaborate train de lure in the world. It is indeed a palace on wheels, and consisted of eleven carria-ges. Constructed entire ly on the corridor system, it was it ted with electric bells throughout. As a matter of precaution, the car rige occupied by the ex-Czar's fam ily were placed in the middle of the train. The walls of the ez-Emp pres's drawing-room were covered with pale rose silk, and her bed chamber was with light blue satin. Each sleeping saloon had a bathroom and dressing room attached, and the most elabor ate system of danger alarms was fit ted in every compartment. Another sumptuous royal train is that in which the Kaiser travels. Six coaches, each weighing over sixty tons, compose the special train, and of these, four are reserved for the Emporer and his suite, and the other two are reserved as kitchens. The second coach in the train is the one reserved for th...
THE NATIONAL PIPE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
THE NATIONAL PIPE. With the present tax onr. tobacco, if we smoked as much as Holland our yield in revenue would be consider ably more than trebled, for in normal times we smoke slightly under two pounds her head of population per annum, whilst Holland consumes in smoke seven pounds and a half ! Among the big countries of the world America is easily first as a smoking community, and as women do =ot smoke more generally than here, 'it is proof that the men are pro digious disciples of nicotine ! - Of the big countries, France ap proximates to Britain's moderation most nearly, and Austria was not much in ezcess, but pre-war figures gave Germany credit for consuming nearly twice as much tobacco per 'ihead as England, whilst on the con tinent of Europe, Belgium was alone exceeded by her neighbour Holland. One may be quite certain that under the rule of the Hun, any leaf which finds its way into that downtrodden land is not smoked by the natives, but by the invaders. Thus, we can boast t...
H.M.S. MINESWEEPER. A HAUNTING LITTLE SKETCH ABOUT A LONELY SAILOR WHO NOW RESTS BENEATH THE WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
H.M.S. MIESWEEPER. A HAUNTING LITTLE SKETCiH ABOUT' A LONELY SAILOR WHO NOW RESTS BENEATH THE WAVES. His name wa? David. He supposed it was because hlie was born beneath Snowdon's shadow. She was called just -M.ry. And the manner of their acquaint ance was in this wise. Being confid ential secretary to the editor man, Mary was bound to see the letter David wrote. It impressed the chief and it more than impresned Mary. Her heart simply ached. "You see, sir," the letter ran, "I am alone in the world, and it makes a chap feel out of things when the other fellows hear from their wives, and sweethearts. I've never had a letter since I've been out on this old tub, for there's nobody to write me a lin'. I'm not good at making friends easily. I wish, sir, you could put me in touch with a girl who'd correspond."' And then David went on to say how he had heard the call In the heart of Mexico and had come over to do his bit for the old country he hadn't seen since he was a boy. "CHAPTER 1." "A...
LAWS OF THE LINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
LAWS OF THE LINKS. The late Sir Thomas Bucknill, when Vacation Judge, once granted an in junction on the golf links while ac tually playing a round. On another occasion he granted an injuncture while out shooting. On the case coming into court counsel said : "Your lordship may recall the case" "Indeed I do," replied the judge, "because I nearly killed a pheasant, a barrieter, and a solicitor with one shot." Quite recently one of our judges tried a motor-accident case on the very spot on which it had uccured, and a few years ago a case concern ing "ancient lights" was decided under a tree in a heavy storm. Not long since a Chancery judge heard an application in the waiting room of a railway station. A woman charged with stealing was charged by a magistrate in the street in F-Toolo, and it will be remembered that the Late Lord Chief Justice em u!ated Sir Thomas Bucknill by decid ing a question in the Crippen case on the guolf links. And, doubtless, other judges would welcome the oppor...