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THINGS I THINK ABOUT. THE CHARM OF A CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THINGS I THINK ABOUT. (By J-AMES DOUGLAS.)- !' THE CHARM OF A CHILD. Without children and flowers tho world would grow old and cold. It is hard to imagine a childless and flowerless earth. If we' ki.ow that there were children and flowers in tho stars I think these night-lights would look loss inhospitable. L fra.- there are no children in the m'on. I doubt whether there nro daffodils in the Pleiades. I nm convinced that children and flowers a?o tho especial grace of earth. It is not easy to explain the charm of a child or the charm of a flower. It is the charm of a dying beauty that does not know it dies. It is the pathos of mortality unaware. It is the sad 'loveliness of fading sweetness. Knowledge is an ugly thing. When life begins to strive against death it los?s its poised freshness. A man is comic, for he is full of helpless foresight. But child is not comic, lieing help less, without foresight, it is exempt from the irony of existence. We who behold its exquisite.- -incapacit...
THE CAMERA KILLING THE BRUSH. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THE CAMERA KILLING THE BRUSH. 'Landscape,' says the 'Shilling Bur lington,' is coming 'to be painted on lines more or less similar to those of photography, and photography in turu Is fast becoming its rival. Certain dif ficulties of color and tone have still to respects is to some extent counter balanced by the accuracy of form which is the camera's strongest point. Al ready photographs havo been produced that nro pictoriully better than any second-rate painting, suid when science has improved the process still further (and the improvement is inevitable), the photographer will have the field to himself.' Perhaps; but hot just yet.
The Trail of the Serpent BOOK THE FIFTH. CHAPTER V.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
...Trail of the Serpent... Ey 3VT. 33. BR.A.XJDOKT. BOOK THE FIFTH. CHAPTER V. — (Continued') Liza asoenils tlm area steps aiid parleys wifcli tlie milkman ; presently lie coiner jingling down, witli lii.s pails swinging against the rnilings ; he is ralhor awkward with his pails, this milkman,. and I'm afraid he 'must spill more milk tliim lie soils, as the Park Lane pavements t 'stify. ' It isn't J3ng(l(!ii,'i says Lizit, ex planatory, as she ushers him into the kitchen. 'Bngden 'as 'urt his leg, a- mi III in' a cow wot kicks whim tlio ilies worrits, and .'as sent this young man, as is rather new to the business, but is anxious to do his best ' The new milkman enters the kitchen as she concludes lier speech, and releasing himself from the pails, ex presses his readiness to settle any mistake iu the weekly bill. lie is rather a good-looking fellow, this milkman, and lie lias a very curly head of flaxen hair, preposicrously light eyebrows, and dark hazel eyesr which form rather a piq...
NEW YORK'S POVERTY. ONLY SEVEN MILLIONS RATED [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
NEW YORK'S POVERTY. ONLY SEVEN MILLIONS RATED A scandal has been caused in New York by /charges of favoritism made against tho Department of Taxes and Assessments. It is assorted that on ' a basis of dollars thoro are several hundred ; millionaires connected with tho city, ;yct onily seven aro rated as ' such. Among these seven, Mr John D. Rockefeller is rated on two million dollars; Mr Andrew Curnogio on five million, Senator Clark, of Montana, ono million; Mr Cornelius Vander bilt oho million, and Mrs RussolA Sage fifty million. All tho other well-known men of wealth are assessed itt under a mil lion dollars. For instance, Mr J. Pierpont Morgan is rated on four hundred thousand dollars, and others are placed at figures equally wide of the estimates accepted by tho public. The newspapers aro making a good deal of these charges, and assert none of these figures, even those re- , lating to tho seven mentioned above, are adequate to represent tho wealth of the rich men of New York. — ...
FRENCH HOME POLICY. MR. ALFRED NAQUET'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
FRENCH HOME POLICY. MR ALFRED NAQUET'S VIEWS. Mr Alfred Naquet, in on article on titled 'Entente— English or Gorman?' in the 'Nineteenth Century' (January), ?writes:— 'I have argued the problem from every side, anil I think that I have shown that tiie English alliance is our best guarantee against war, if a gene ral disarmament, widen i .should jneier, but to which France possibly might not asent, be impossible. The entente witl| England is not only tho best guarantee against war itself, but iu case of war it protects us against tho worst conse quences of a war, and most assures iu; of the posibility of continuing without a break the economic, political, and social evolution of our country. I maintain, moreover, that if England has a strong motive to uphold tho en tente eordiale, France has n still greater. Defeated at son, temporarily invaded, England might bo ruined, but, nevertheless, she would retain her national existence, and her Internal liberty would suffer no restriction. F...
THE MAN-SHOPPER. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THE MAN-SHOPPER. A man is, generally speaking, 'a poor shopper. He dislikes tho bother of j choosing between this nnd that, nnd, even when performing so obvious a duty as buying a gift Tor Ills wile, flounders helplessly among feminine fripperies aud ends by wishing he had given her money and instructed her lo cliuose for herself.— 'llluslraU;d Mall.'
RETURNING TO OUR MUTTON. (With Many Thanks to the "Lancet.") [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
RETURNING TO OUR MUTTON. (With Many Thanks to the 'Lancet.') O, 'Lancet,' O, 'Lancet,' . I dance it, and prance it, * And skip it, with pleasure to note l^ow the door you thus shut on That beastly cold mutton As unfit for humanity's throat. I always have thought so ; My Wife, too, I've taught so ; But in vain. She'd lessons ignore ; Give me cold leg— aye, bolder, At times e'en cold shoulder — And hold up her hands i£ I swore. Or, taking to task me, .. . ? Ironic she'd ask me Who was tho cold mutton to eat? Or, If, when once tasted, The joints I'd like wasted And thrown out to the dogs in tht street? But now fortified O, With you on my side O, Dear 'Lancet', I'll Into her rub, That if she likes to cut on', Till finished cold mutton, She may .... I will dine\at the Club — 'London Truth'
HEALTH AND TOILET HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
HEALTH AND TOILET HINTS. Enlarged Glands in Neck, — Whether these apio.il' in infancy or youth a warm and dry climate is needed, rodide of potassium liniment, may lie 'ised locally to the glands ; but they a:'U merely a sign, not tho mischief 'tself. The latter is in. the constitu tion, and in plain English it moans i tendency to the class of disease known as ' tuberculous.' . Consump- tion is tho best-known of these dis orders. Give iron, or a gaod chemi cal food, and let the sufferer Jive out. of doors as much as possible. Rico -Water for the Skin. — This is? a the skin, and is highly : oii',ficial when there is a tendency to coai'se redness. The water should bo prepared afresh every day, as it quickly turns bad. Place ono tablo.spoonful of ?rrauinl rico in a basin. Cover with cold water, stir, and at onc-- throw tha water away. Then cover with one pint, of cold water... Stir, and allow to sttlnd' 'for twelve Bolts': Jlefore using stir it well, and strain Lhrouglt~'*'r''T^ a clean...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. NURSERY NOTES. HINTS FOR MOTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THE LADIES COLUMN. NURSERY NOTES. HINTS FOR MOTHERS. Arery long walks are Injurious to young children. , Children should be taught to breathe through their noses, and not with their mouths open. Eating between meals is destructive to the digestion and the health of children. It Is very injurious to a baby's eyes to allow a glare of light to shine on them. When giving a bath -to a young child the cold water should bo put in first, and then the hot. Doing the reverse has led to many cases of scalding. Permanent injury to the feet often re sults from allowing children to wear too tight or ill-fitting boots and shoes. .Lin; nugiect ol tnorougn arying alter washing, especially in frosty weather, often causes little children to be badly chafed. Children should never bo allowed to read, write, or work in a bad light, as this practice Is ruinous to their eyesight. Diarrhoea in babies and young child ren should never be neglected nor al lowed to run on unchecked, for It is fatal to babies, e...
LOST CHILD FOUND. BOY WHO THOUGHT. HIS GOLDEN DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
LOST CHILD FOUND. BOY WHO THOUGHT. !' HIS GOLDEN DREAM. The mystery of the disappearance of McCylmont Rankin, the fourteenyear old son of Dr. Rankin, of Burgess Hill and Piccadilly, was solved on 14th Janu ary, when the boy was restored to his parents, who had almost given up all hope of seeing him alive again. His mother told an 'Express' repre sentative that the boy went out immedi ately after lunch on Friday with the in tention of taking a stroll, and returning In time for five o'clock tea. Hour after hour passed, and when ten o'clock arrived inquiries were made. Search parties were out in large num bers all through Saturday and Sunday. They dragged the ponds in the district, searched tho ditches, and rooted out every possible place conceivable. 'His disappearance was announced from various pulpits on Sunday by the kindness of the clergy,' added Mrs Ran kin, 'and we hoped that some clue would be given to his whereabouts. But noth ing was heard till this morning when we got the we...
ERNEST HOWARD CROSSBY. REPRESENTATIVE RECOLLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
ERNEST HOWARD CROSSBY. 'REPRESENTATIVE RECOLLEC TIONS. We publish tc-day V writes tho Lon don ' Daily News' of 'i2th January) 'by permission of Mr A. C. I'itlicld, some stray leaves from tho work of Mr Ernest Howard Crosby, whose un timely death we chronicled a few days ago. Mr Crosby owed some of his philosophy to Tolstoy, and he wrote several accounts of tho Count's lifo and work. ' But often there is more or. tne JU0UKft0b0r in I^rnest urcsoy s writings. Tho examples bolow, taken from a collection published under the title, ' Broadcast,' arc representa tive : — ' ? ? PRAYER. Prayer is not an asking for things. Nor a solemn repetition of good words. Nor a Hindoo wheel turning in tho wind. Trayor is a vital change. It is tho deepening of tho soul. It is the shifting inward of my centre cf . gravity toward tho groat source of lifo. This is the only prayer. And there is but one answer to prayer, and that is tho influx of tho waters of life welling up within me. ECSTASY. The creative ...
MARRIAGE EASY: MARRIAGE HARD. MRS. OGDEN'S CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
MARRIAGE EASY : MARRIAGE HARD. MRS. OGDEN's' CASE. The case of Mrs. Ogden, the English woman who is a wife, and yet no wife, and whose tragic story was told by her in the ' Express,' was referred to by Mr. N. Drucquer in a lecture recently at the London Institution on ' The Interna tional Aspect of Marriage and Divorce.' o.v... lUwnvnin3 IU atl express ' Doane was perfectly right. She was a married woman when she went through the ceremony with her second husband, and therefore, though innocently enough, committed bigamy.' 'In no country is it difficult to get mar ried,' said Mr Drucquer, in his lecture, ' however difficult It may be to escape fronj the consequences of the act. But,' ha added, 'every State has Ita own marriage code, and every State requires certain tormalltlei before tho marriage is valid.* FRENCH CODE. The code of France, ho said, laid down that a man under the age of twenty-five years, and a woman under tho age of twenty-one could not marry unless the parents permi...
"APACHE" POLICEMAN. LEADER OF A PARIS GANG. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
'APACHE' POLICEMAN. LEADER OF A PARIS GANG. The Paris correspondent of the 'Lon- don Express' wrote on 10th January: — A Paris policeman named Melleux, who was arrested last night for brawling in the streets, confessed this morning that for months past he had been the leader of a band or roDbers, who com mitted felonies nightly. Melleux had been regarded by his su periors as a model officer, always smart and well dressed, ready, and polite. His neighbors had noted that he lived in lavish style, but when anything was said to him on the subject he replied that his wife had money of her own. . In the small hours of yesterday morn ing, Melleux and his band robbed a but cher of L15, and the police who were de tailed to search for the robbers found him in the evening along at tho head of his band of 'Apaches' bawling comio songs. The policemen tried to reason with their comrade, but he drew his sword bayonet, wounded one of them in the arm, and shouted to the 'Apaches' to come and help hi...
A LEGAL RETORT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
A LEGAL RETORT. In a suit recently tried in a Virginia town a I young lawyer of limited experience was ad dressing a jury on a point of law when, good | naturedly, he turned to opposing counsel, a man of much more experience than himself, , and asked:— 'That's right, I believe, Colonel I Honkins?' Whereupon Hopkins, with a smile of con« scious superiority, replied:— 'Sir, I have art ofllce in Richmond wherein I shall be delighted | to enlighten you on any point ot law for a consideration.' Tho youthful attorney, not in tho leaot abashed, took from his pocket a half-dollar piece, which he offered Colonel Hopkins with this remark:— 'No time like the present. Take this, sir, tell us what you know nnd give mo the change.'
MUSIC-HALL PRINCESSES. SOME EXAMPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
anJSIC-HAIX PRINCESSES. SOME EXAMPLES. A wandering Briton writes to the con tributor of Paris notes in London 'Punch,' from 'the other end of Europe to say how depressed ho feels In reading In the dally papers that thousands go every evening to listen with 'transport to the Prince and Princess Robert de Broslie at the London Tivoli. 'What else could he expect? Britons love lords. Tney HKe to take the romantic view of a runaway couple, and cannot he expected to un derstand the standpoint of the parents who refuse to give them their blessing. It costs those who applaud nothing be yond the prices of their seats at the music-hall to be on the side of an in teresting couple against a hard-hearted father and mother. They know nothi'.g of the closeness of family life in- France or of the sacrifices parents make to keep their children as high and as well off as they themselves have been. You have the 'eldest son' in the noble Eng lish family. Entails have been made for his advantage. In Fra...
MUTUAL BENEFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
MUTUAL BENEFIT, 'An exciting match was in progress between: two Tillage clube. The finish was exceedingly close, urd when Farmer Hayrick went in ao last man tho home team wanted two runB to win. Unfortunately the incoming baLtmcn got his leg In front of the first ball he received, but, to everybody's astonishment, the local butcher, who' acted aa umpire, yelled out, 'Not out.' There was an exciting sceno for two or three minutes, but it was eventually agreed to pro reed with tho match. Farmer Hayrick hit the next ball for two runs, nnd won tho match. Amid the general uproar, tho umpire calmly walked across tho pitch, and seized Farmer Hayrick by tho arm, and with tho,alr of one who had rendered a service and expected a re turn, deroauded, 'Noo, gaffer, will ta tak' eleven pun ten for that coo noo?' 'Yes,' was tho response. 'She's still worth twelve, but Ab'll tak' eleven pun ten nool'
QUIETED HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
QUIETED HIM. She WU8 going away for tho summer, and or course she wanted a new parasol. 'And as to tho handle,' she mused, 'I want something nobby. Do you think the head of a bird would suit me?' Tho big husband looked up from his paper and grinned. 'Most assuredly, my dear,' he chuckled, 'If tho bird is a parrot.' She flushed deeply. 'Is that so?' she retorted, sharply. 'Well, elr, I am going to get you a cane for a birth day present, and I shall make sure that the handle suits you In every particular.' 'Ah, Indeed! What kind of a bird or beast will It represent?' 'Neither bird nor beast. It will represent a lobster.'
OUR HONEYMOON. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
OUR HONEYMOON. When Jack and I started on our honeymoon we had a special compart ment in the train to ourselves, and the guard put up a notice ' Engaged.' But tVint e nnito wrnrKy ? ti'oro nnl ' engaged ' — we were ' married. ' Jack said the notice did not refer to us, but to the carriage, I was going to tell you the ' love-things ' we said to one another during the first quiet hour by ourselves, but Jack says I mustn't. We saw a lot of advertising of Sunlight Soap along the line, and Jack who is in a grocery store began to explain the merits of Sunlight Soap. Now I did not think a man should begin by knowing about housework so I defended the common bar soaps, though I ought to have known better. I determined I would show Jack something when I reached home. I bought that vile bar soap, and actually burnt holes in Jack's socks, and thickened up the wool with the mix tures in the loaded soap. Jack knows now that he was right ; so do I. When Jack sees me using Sunlight Soap now he has ...
MONUMENT TO A PIG. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
MONUMENT TO A PIG. 'Did you ever see a monument to n pig?' . said nn invalid. 'No.' . .'Well, there Is such a monument in. exist ence. The town of Luneberg, in Hanover, owns it. - It stands in tho town hall—« glass case containing nn embalmed ham from tho pig. together with a great slab of black marblo engraved with letters of gold. * 'Luneberg is a rich town and famous through its salt springs. A pig discovered these springs. To this pig the monument was put up. The golden inscription says, in Latin— ? ''Stranger, contemplate here the mortal to-' mains of the pig which acquired for itself im perishable glory by the discovery of tho salt, springs of Luneberg.' '
RE RETURNED THE COMPLIMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
HE RETURNED THE COMPLIMENT. A yoinig man nnd a young woman are lean ing over the front gate. They oro lovers. It Is moonlight. Ho Is loath to leave, as the nartiug Is the last. He Is about to go away. She Is reluctant to see him depart. They (swing on tho gate. ? 'I'll never forget you,' lie says, ' ojid, if 'death should claim me, my last thought will 'I'll be true to you,' she sobs 'I'll never' bco nf-N)dy else or love them as long as I llve.'\ They parted. Sir. years later ho returns.1 Ills sweetheart of former years, has married. They meet at n dance. She hail changed great, ly Between tho dances tho recognition takes lilaco. , ?