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VIOLET TOWN ENTRIES. WEDNESDAY, 2ND JUNE. Maiden Hurdle. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
" VIOLET TOWN ENTRIES. WEDNESDAY, 2ND JUNE. * Mnidcu Hurdlo. M. Lnnergnn'ji Y.S. Lcnliv and LHH^'H ftoyal Letters E F. Ive tie's Master Zilellii Geo. CjoiKoii.-i' rjontnva Jo!!. Bigutnt'.s Sven LIcdia A.Turnley's Surefire W. Wliiis's Mnclcmit .1, Shennnii's Wait i* Wee ,1 Dem's Tom Pratt W. White's Ponl Maideu Plato. Goo. Cousens' Vidis G. Lawia' HBITIKO E. Little's Kuralio H. J. Croxfoid's Lady Filba W. C. Bain's Bonnie Harbour J. Fenson'a Lady Miaty. Trial Handicap ThoB. Ryan's Our Gnido Geo. Grentell's Lady Trilock T. Griffiths* Enphoron Princess R. Storey's Redstone Hanson's Marie Black J. Lewis' Hnmac H. F. Hoy.*ted'a Cheerful Cheer C. Cochrane'B First Branch J. Jones' Slattery * Winter Handicap. F. Hoysted's Poailpo J. A. Ryan's Lownbex. VV. White's Blaoknut A. Tnrnley's Surefire O. Wilckins' Shift Boss E. F. Kentle's Master Zitalla M Loaergati's Priamer Noveity Pony Race, B Humphries' Chester D. Allen's Kit'y Wallace J. Boyle's Myrtlo Guide J Boyle's Veritas J. Fay's Little M...
LOVE AND MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
LOVE AND MAKHIAGE. Marriage is a study. To bo a hus band or wife is a world more than the friestly benediction has foreshadowed, t is the business of a lifetime, as the prelude to an eternal existence. Its rewards are in the delights and perfec tions which are incident to maturity; the penalties arc the Briefs and discon tents that attach themselves ior inde tinit'.- p.'-rinds to the spirit, and will not disappear at command. Love is not a passion, but a principle of being, not merely essential to the happiness of life, but to Ihe actual life itself.* It is the great departure from selfishness, and all those ideas and considerations that revolve round self as their common centre. There is no lownrinc of the tone, the character, the humanity, but their exaltation to a higher moral and spiritual plane. There is no real sun render or curtailing of freedom, but a fliroollon oi it in its llsitijanU ciiatitio).
IN HASTE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
IN HASTE. I uaefl to love her dainty notes, That always endea-"Yours in haste.' T clung with rapture to each word In violet ink so deftly traced. Each note I'd read, and rend D^uin, Until 1 knew them quite by hear!; They sec-med, as I neru.=ud them o'°r. Of her sweet self n very par.! How eagerly I kl.-sed her, when . At lasi o.is n.ii.ied our wedding-day! I told Ik she ehuuUl be my i|ueen. And in my heart should reign aiway ' We're married now-but, saints de fend ! Look at her slipshod shoes unlaced' Hei- tousled huir! Uul when I chide Bhe always says -"Tom, I'm in haste." .Disorder reignB in eve^ room; There's not one hint of cultured tliBtn ! Al«g I i realise-too late I married Etlielind in haste.
NOT A VIRTUE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
NOT A VIRTUE. Those uncomfortable people who pride themselves upoi. saying just what they think, on all occasions, are unpopular, and deserve to be. Their boasted frankness is generally ill-con ce'aled malice, and tneir unsolicited opinions are generally of an impertin ent nature. We have no right to say what we think, unless v.e think first of al! justly, then kindly and lovingly: no ripht to unload our jealousies, en v'.es, bad moods,, and miserable spites upon the hearts of our neighbours. If we must be bad tempered, we should at least keep our venom locked up in our breasts, and not let it nut to wound others. Truths need not be unpleas ant in order to be accurate Are there no lovely, charming, gracious truths in the world? If there are, why cannjt people diligently tell these, making others happier for the telling, rather than hasten to proclaim ail the dis agreeable ones they can discover? The judicious flatterer is sure to be a favorite, for-no matter what is said to the cont...
HOW ONE SHEEP RESCUED ANOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
HOW ONE SHEEP RESCUED ANOTHEE. While Itio Rev. Edward Husband, of Folkestone, was. riding past a field on liis tricycle one day, an excited sheep rail up to liim bleating piteously. The moment he stopped the sheep galloped towards the farther end of the field, and then raced back to him looking at him beseechingly and still Writing. Though Sir. Hustand could see nothing but trees at the end of the field, he was fori-ed to go along with the sheep, >o intelligently did the creature show that it wanted his help. Therefore on_ he went, the sheep leading. At a particu lar spot he Baw it run round and round iu the same excited fashion, as much aa to say, " Hurry up as fast as you can." And when Sir. Husband reached the place he found that a sheep hod fallen into a deep stream of water, and was struggling in vain to qet out. Thanks, however, to its fellow-sheep and to Mr. Husband, the anima was saved from drowning. And yet people will call sheep Btupid.
THE WAY TO SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
THE WAY TO SLEEP. The attitude of the body in sleeping has a direct influence upon the heart, lungs, and digestive organs. The car riage of the body while awako is also largely affected by its position during the third or more of the day spent in sleep. One should alwayB sleep on the right side. The body should be extended to its full length and the head thrown well back. The left arm should he thrown as far back as possible, thus expanding the chest. When one lies on the left Bide on un usual weight comes juat over tho heart, which should, of course, be left 113 free as possible. The lower the pillow the better. High bolsters hold the head at an unusual angle. Jinny people are made round sliouldcrcd by using too hip,h pillows. The habit of sleeping with the head at such an angle is soon acquired. To cure one's self it is well to reduce the height )f tho pillow gradually.
SOCIAL FIBS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
SOCIAL F I By. For example, in declining an invitv tlon that we would not undor any cir cumstances accept, are wo privileged to «ay that wo deeply regret that a pre vious engagement prevents tho pleasure, etc. P When wo havo been greatly bored, and hcvo BO oppressed ourselves to vari ous persona in tho company,* should wo say to tho host and hostess, even if it bo tho custom, that wo aro indebted to them for a very delightful evening P Does our conscience feel easy whon we remember that, after being compelled to listen to a sonata, very ill performed, which wo pronounced excruciating, wo havo deliberately walked up to tho per former and praised him? Is our equa nimity not disturbod a whit when wo say to our friend, " Don't introduce mo to that crusty-looking individual!" and tho next minute, while shaking his hand, repeat the formula, " Charmed to meet you " P Thesp and numberless other hypocrisies and falsehoods are almost tho current coin of social Bpeech. Consequently they »ro no...
THE CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
IHE CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE A cheery heart makes a pleasant face and from the same source proceeds the hearty impulse to speak the kind word. The bright face and hopeful, helpful tone are like the warm ray of sunlight that reaches through clouds and gloom, and stirs to happy life and action. A cheerful person is such a comfort. Of course, some dispositions are na turally more cheerful than others, and surroundings may have their influence. Yet, cheerfulness is a virtue that can be cultivated. It is not to be wondered at if the clouds that enshroud us oeem, at the time, to be darker and heavier than were ever any before. It requires a tremendous effort, sometimes, to even try to lift one's head to the light, while ft is utterly impossible to think of the idea of reflecting it. Perhaps, if we knew, those who ap Eear the most light-hearted and sunny ave burdens of rorrow and trouble and perplexities that we might consider more thn/i we could pos sibly bear. To those who so un complainingl...
Marconi's Early Life. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
MaroonI'S Early Life. The influence of mothers on the world's progress in science, art, and commerce is not sufficiently recognis ed. Some of the cleverest men in all professions and industries have been chiefly indebted to their mothers for their success. I could unc a dozen well-known men as instances of this. A daily paper adds another to the list. All Irish lady, Aunie Jameson, daugh ter of the famous distiller-a beautiful and high-spirited girl, was given every educational advantage that money and Ireland could afford, and then was sent to Italy to complete her musical stud ies. There she met and married a young Italian of good family. She had two sons and devoted her life to their training. She took her eldest with her on her travels about Italy, England, and Ireland. He began to show an interest in electricity and chemistry, and to construct little instruments. His mother bought him books and periodi cals to guide and instruct him. Money was spent on him, and every encour age...
WHAT TO SAT ABOUT BABY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
WHAT TO SAT ABOUT BABY. For tho benefit of those who are at a IOSB to know just what to say on see ing a now baby for the first time, and who naturally feel that they must say something, we gfo'e llie following lisfc of expressions, any and all of which aro commonly used, there being no patent or copyright in them. Whether you shall after.to kiss the in fant depends somen n:.* o : i(.s rige anil appearance, ami the extent to vitich you are willing to sacrifice yourself in order to please the baby's mamma. The baby itself doesn't rare a button for your feel ings or your kisses, but you arc expected to say: - "What a pretty little thing!" "Blight-eyed little chap, isn't beP" " Why, how large he is!'1 " I don't think 1 ever saw go young a child look about so." " How much does he weigh P" "What lovely, silky hair!" " Looks very liko you." " What a little rosebuddy of a mouth 1" "Do let me sec his little toes!" " How very wise he seems." "I really believe the little thing un derstands ev...
IS IT TRUE? [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
IS IT TRUEP "Do you know tho three quickest ways of transmitting newaP" was asked me lust night. " I'm no use at puzzles," I answered; " wliat are tho three?" "Telegraph, telephone, and tcll-Br womau!" I laughed the laugh of superior know ledge, and firmly denied the insinuation; and yet-the very first moment I get pen to paper, hero I am telling the story I There must bo a fraction of truth in the statement^ I suppose, else it would have been handed down like this to posterity. But, after all, the faculty of " telling " may arouse approbation in stead of cynical remarks, if it ii used only for passing ^ on kind and pleasant things, things of importance, and thingi of interest.
Young Mat's Triumph. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
Young Mat's Triumph. Matthew Arnold s son Mat had vojj decided opinions. One night the boy heard some one say that the moon is made of green cheese. Very quickly lie said: "I don't believe the moon is made o[ green cheese." "Don't you?" said his father; "why not?" . v "Oh," said the young gentleman, . "I don't know why; but I don't." "Well, for my part," said his father, "f have no respect for people who givo opinions for which tlu-y can givo no reasons." Young Mat was very much mortified, and went off by himself to hide his feelings. The next morning, as bright as possible, he greeted his father with this: "1 know now why the moon Is not made of green cheese. I found it out in Genesis." "Ah," said Matthew Arnold, sen., "you have the advantage of me; I did not know the subject was mentioned In Genesis." "Oh, yes, papa," said the boy, "there Is an account of the creation, and the moon was made before there were any cows." So Matthew the younger triumphed over Matthew the older.
Made a Difference. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
Made a Difference. A clergyman in a provincial town asked the ladies o£ his congregation to contribute something towards a cer-' tain fund, suggesting that they might earn the mone.Vj instead of giving out o£ their plenty. Ho wished to limit each contribution to half a sovereign. Later the workers all met and re counted their experiences. One had done her own laundry work, another had made herself a dress, and thus saved a dressmaker's bill, and so on. "Now, Mrs. X," said the clergyman to the only lady who hadn't spoken. "It is your turn." "I got it from my husband," she an swered. "Oh," said he. "From your hus band? There was uo hard work about that." The lady smiled faintly. "You don't know my husband," she 8aid.
Begged to Differ. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
Begged to Differ. A farmer took his wife to a grand concort, and, after listeninpt with ap parent . enjoyment, the pair became suddenly interested in one of the grand choruses, "All we, like sheep, have gone astray." First a sharp soprano voice exclaim ed, "All W3, like sheep"; next, :i deep voice uttered, in the most earnest tone, "All we, like sheep." Then all the singers at once assert-' ed, "All we, like sheep." "Well, I don't." exclaimed the far mer to his partner. "I lllto beef and bacon, but I can't bear mutton!"
A Little Previous. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
A Little Previous. "Fader," said little Moses, "I hat git dat gustomer der wrong change." "Gootness!" said Moses the elder, turning ashy white. "How mooch wrong?" " 'Arf a crown," said little Moses. Mr. Winkelbaum waited to hear no more. With a cry of despair, he rushed to the street, and in a moment or two returned, dragging the late customer by the collar. " 'Ere 'e vas, Mosey," he panted. "Wot the dickens is hup?" was the astounded customer's query, when he liad shaken himself free. "Everythings vos hup!" howled the Jew. "I vos ruined! Mine son 'as gif you halluf a crown too much!" "No, fader, 'art a crown short," cor rected young Mosey. Winkelbaum said nothing. Ho watched the stranger pocket the half crown, and then his overcharged heart gave way. He burst into tears, and marked every article in the shop up flvepence.
SOMETHING TO PLAY AT YOUR PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
SOMETHING TO PLAY AT YOUR PARTY. The cards with which this game 1B played are fifty-seven In number, about two by three Inches In size. They are outlined with blaclc, and in the upper left-hand corner of each one a square holding a number is also outlined. The rest of the card is decorated with a conventional design of seven differ ent flowers, with the name of the flower lettered above or below it. The numbers of each set run from 0 to 100, there being eight in each set. The odd card, with the heart design, counts 300. An even number of players may join in the game. When the cards are well mixed, four are given to each player, and five are placed on the table, with the flower sides uppermost. , The game is begun by the dealer announcing that he has thought of a number, and that the person who comes closest to guessing it may play first by taking from the table any flower which corresponds with anyone in his hand. He should, of course, pick up tile card with the highest num ber. If ...
DON'T TELL. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
DON'T TELL. Don c tell anyone your cbildrens faults, even to their relatives. If you need advice get it privately. Mortify ing children creates bitterness in their untrained hearts and estranges them from you. Don't tell your own age or ask for figures concerning otuers. Don't tell your neighbor that you disapprove of his or her ideas. By so doing you will find how soon you will be forgotten by them. Do not tell that your children can not be Induced to read, for this is largely your own fault. Educate their tastes in reading by your own interest in books. You will find that, as chil dren grow older, their tastes in litera ture will change for the better. If one child likes a certain kind of read ing do not compel another to listen to it, but give all an equal chance.
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Quite Believed It. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Quite Believed It. Once there was a very stupid and very rude Scots judge who, whan a celebrated advocate was arguing be fore liim, pointed with one forefinger to one of bis ears, and with the other to the opposite one. "Yon see this, Mr. Blank?" he said. "I do, my lord," said the advocate. "Well, your pleading just goes in here and comes out there!" "X do not doubt it, my lord," said the advocato. "What is there to prevent it'"
SIMPLICITY ITS KEYNOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
SIMPLICITY ITS KEYNOTE. rWhile the inhabitants o? other coun tries are now making at tempts to re 4nTn to a simpler mode of lite. It 1B Interesting to remember that in Ice land "the simple life" has been In vogue for generations. There are no manufactories in the country. Each homo is a factory and ?every member of the family a worker. Shoes are made from goatskins. The 3ong stockings worn over these In wading through the snow are knitted "by the women and chllrlrrn. and even 'broadcloth comes smooth and perfect from the hand loom found in every rhouse. The sweet simplicity of their nation ail costume does away with the neces sity of fashion books. Young girls who are about to be married need take no thought as to the present styles "in dress. When tlic.v array thom -Belves in the wedding garments of an . ancestor, two or even three genera tions old, they are perfectly iin-to-dato :in the matter of attire. © There is not a drop of alcoholic li quor manufactured on the island, and fo...
A Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 25 May 1915
A Warning. "I say, Mr. Paterson," said little Freddie Jackson, "do you see that red marl: on my hand?" "Yes, Freddie," said young Paterson good-naturedly. "What about it?" "Oh, nuthin'," remarked Freddie; "only that was my sister Jessie gave me a whack over the fingers "tor tear ing a page of her muslc-boolt. See these two buttons off my jacket?" went on the little fellow. "Well, I don't see the buttons," laughed Patterson, "but I see tho place where they ought to be." "Well, sister Jessie promised to sew thom on a month ago, and she's never done it yet." "That was too bad, Freddie," said young Paterson. "I suppose Jessie will be down presently?" "Oh, yes," said Freddie. "And, look here, Mr. Paterson, do you see that drum with the hole in it? Well, sister Jessie put her foot through it because she thought I was making too much noise." "I see," said Paterson, a little impa tiently, "but why arc you telling me all these things?" Then Freddie lowered his voice, and became extremely con...