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An Unhappy Affair. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
An Unhappy Affair. A young Parisian, noted tor Ids grace and readiness as n second In many duels, had been asked by n friend to accompany him to the Mayor's office and nfflx his signature as a witness to the matrimonial cere- mony. Ile consented, but wiien the scene was reached awkwardly forgot him- self. Just ns the Mayor was ready for the last formalities, he brahe out, to the astonishment of all parties, with the remark, "Gentlemen, cannot this un- happy affair he arranged? Is there no way of preventing this sad oc- currence?"
How They Could Remedy It. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
How They Could Remedy lt. Years ago the congregation attend- ing St. Paul's Cathedral were greatly disturbed at their devotion by the noise of the trafile outside. With the Idea of hnvhig the evil remedied, they presented a petition to the Dean and Chapter, who, in turn, laid the mat- ter before the civic authorities, and, according to the usual custom of such bodies, a very wordy discussion arose as to the practicability of lay- ing down a wooden roadway, where- upon the witty Rev. Sydney Smith rose to his feet, and addressed the meeting in the following original man- ner: "Gentlemen, I feel perfectly con- vinced that If yon will but lay your heads together, you will at once hit upon n most effective wooden pave- ment."
THE WORLD'S LARGEST CANDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
THE WORLD'S LARGEST CANDLE. A candle ten feet high which will burn for two years or more wns onco manufactured for an Italian cathedral. It measured eight Inches In diameter, and weighed 3181b. Its sides were de* corated with pictures of flowers and reproductions of paintings ot a relis- ions nature, all carried out elaborate- ly with many bright colors. It was made entirely of beeswax, and cost £60. The candle was designed as a thank-offering by Rnffeale Cascone, who was tried for murder and ac- quitted. There wag much delay In the case, and the prisoner was confined for many weary months. During his lons imprisonment Cascone vowed solemnly that If he should ever be freed he v. ould show his gratitude In some extraordinary fashion. Some roosters do almost as much crowing aa some men. '.Do yon think I could keep the wolf from the door hy singing?" asked the musical young man. "Von could," replied Miss Cayenne, "if the wolf had any sort of an ear for music." Farmer: Do you want a job...
"THE OPTIMIST." [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
"THE OPTIMIST." The toiler lind tears on his cheeks, His children were starving, he Bald; He hadn't had, work for six weeks. And he heartily wished he were dead. The optimist prodded his chest, And guffawed and merrily twirled, And said, "It ls al! for the best In this Jolly old world." Tho widow stood lonely and frail, And said, looking sadly around, "The vessel went down In a gale, And my son and my husband were drowned." The optimist listened with zest, And answered with comforting mirth, "Ha, ha! It ls all for tho best On this merry old earth!" "Come laugh!" he exclaimed, "and you'll find Tho wrinkles will fade from your face." Then up came a motor behind, And left him as flat as a plaice. And the folks whom his fun had de- pressed Their hats In the air gally hurled, And remarked, "It Is all for the best In this Jolly old world!"
POOR GIRL'S INHERITANCE OF £26,000. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
POOR GIRL'S INHERITANCE OF £26,000. Fraulein Wardyss, a poor girl em- ployed ns a saleswoman In n boot and shoe shop in the small town of Klsu jsznllas, In Hungary, has Just Inherit- ed a fortune of JE2G,000 In extraordin- ary circumstances. Herr Croney, an elderly bachelor, was among the cus- tomers at tho shop, and expressed in- dignation nt tho small wages paid to her. Recently he entered the shop to make some purchases, and said that he Intended to make Fraulein Wardyss heiress to all his property. She laugh- ed, as she believed him to be badly off, hl3 clothes being shabby Saying, "I really mean lt," he unfastened his cuff, and laying it flat on the counter, drew out a fountain pen and wrote a will. Ho called two apprentices to witness lt, and having placed It In his pocket, left thc shop. A few minutes later, Herr Croney, in malting a violent effort to avoid a motor car on the road- way, overstrained his heart nnd fell dead. Next day, Fraulein Wardyss was Informed that his est...
Employment for the Blind. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
Employment for the Blind. An excellent system prevails In Japan In regard to the provision of employment for the blind. They are given tho monopoly of a particular oc- cupation, viz., massage. No person with sight is allowed to engage In massage as n profession, and although some of the blind Japan- ese are in other employments the bulk of them pursue the avocation which the benevolence of their country's laws has made their special preserve. Always elaborately polite, the Jap- anese are especially courteous to their blind neighbors, and tho occupation of a masseur is considered a very honorable ono.
LORD ROSEBERY'S BET. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
[ LORD ROSEBERY'S BET. j [ On one occasion Lord Rosebery was In a railway carriage on lils way to a rnce meeting at Ayr. Opposlto him sat n commercial traveller, who was rather inclined to be talkative. Seeing his lordship (whom, of course, ho did not know) reading the ' Racing Calendar," he remarked: "Suppose you are going to tho Ayr meeting?" "I nm going ns far as Ayr," replied his lordship. "Pity young swells get fleeced by blacklegs. Some noblemen, I hear, drop fortunes on thc Turf." "indeed!" "Do a blt myself sometimes-about a tenner or a pony ls my cut. Know anything good to-day worth my whllo touching?" "I nm not a tipster." "neg pardon. Saw you reading the 'Racing Calendar,' so thought you might know." "Well," replied his lordship, "If I give you the straight Hp will lt be of service to you?" "Depends If I fancy it." "Put your tenner or pony on T.ord Rosebery's Chevronel for the Welter Cup." "Not for Joseph! I never back Ixird Rosebery's horses. They say he's a regular chump...
Terrible Offence. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
Terrible Offence. Tlie olli.-r il ''' n mau "'¡'li a -«&lt;». li.ISP wns l.i-.viulit l.erniv il nrviisli-iii'-'. > harped willi l'i:t>.T!>«nai;Tis a !«.!(.... ..Iii.-er. ?'Winn have yon le say ?" asked thc ni.airistrate. '.I am iun.ieeiit." replied iii*, man. "What .till he lin?" «Skell tile macis trate. "Wl-.-it .lill h.' iln?" evcl.-iimcl the j..Mi.-email, haii-hti'v. who li n! li.?;..?.! ll'al snell :'. nuc-licli weill.1 no; Iv |Hli. "Whv. he tap|ieil three tinier ut the .I.i.e- ,.f a eu!, eu my e.-«. un.I vhnr - ll... lamil.i.Iv shin,.! Hie Leer out tki'.illuli the half . les..ii ,!,,nr lie tunk i- nn.l drank it. That's what lie dl.l.'" Amid rears of laughter the ease was dismissed.
WAR AND ARBITRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
WAR AND ARBITRATION. To assert that force still rules the world, and that the best way for a nation to secure peace is to he always prepared for war, ls to stand on safe ground. But to draw the inference from these facts that arbitration treat, [cs are useless ls perhaps oxagiierated and unnecessary. In countries where duelling exists, it is customary, in certain eases, be- fore the two opponents artualiv cross swords, to form a "Jury of honor' a select body to examine tho causo of colllliet and to decido whether the qnesikm at issue .iustin.es nu encoun- ter. It is part of Hie "rules nf the nam. " that tho derision or this jury is to bo noeepteV without criticism or comment hy either of the belligerents. Otherwise they hoar the stigma of bullies and braggadocios. If two men really wish to cross swords, need lt be said that no such methods will prevent thom doing so? But a large number of senseless and regrottalilo encounters aro ihus avoid- ed. And why should it not be tho same wit...
Correspondence Golf Club. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
Correspondence Golf Club. Dear Sir. I l'ave always been under thc impression that you have a golf club on Deloraine, if so, why not help it along, and ti cat everjbedy alike. I am infoimed that one of thc mcmbirs invited a friend to have a game in a competition, carly in Sep- tember, to which he consented. He lost the half day for the sake of thc club, paid his nomination which was eagei ly accepted by thc club, He was handicapped, and started with his opponent. After his half da'ys play, he turned up to be the winner hut did not receive the medal, on : accru:.; i f if t being a member ci the club. Was the second man a financial member of the club at the time? 1 should like to know. 1 should also like to know why a medal was given lo a non member, under similar circumstances two yeats arin, and not now'/ Of course his nomination fee was refunded. What would happi ii if this young member had finished last, and one of the club champions had won, would he have had his money refun- ded,...
The Mystery of Barry Ingram published by arrangement with Cassell and Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIV. Still Flying. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
The Mystery of &nbsp; Barry Ingram &nbsp; BY ANNIE SWAN. &nbsp; Published by arrangement with &nbsp; Cassell and Co. &nbsp; All Rights Reserved. &nbsp; CHAPTER XIV. &nbsp; Still Flying. &nbsp; For a moment Darry could have cursed the folly that had brought him &nbsp; into such a plight. lt would have &nbsp; been easier and simpler to have walked into the kindlier arms of Sergeant &nbsp; Maefmlvnn, and trusted to fortune and limn ni do the rest. Here he could only expect to he treated as a com : moil fugitive from justice; among his own folks surely there would have in.eu some to extend tho hand of pity - ¡uni succour to him. He was quito well aware how gravó- le lie had damaged his case by Impet- uous night, and he could not now expert any protestations of Innocence tu receive the smallest credence. Captured here, he would have to go through the whole Ignominy which ls the lot of the breaker ot l...
OH, WHERE DID FATHER BANK? Many People Would be Rich If They Could Find the Bank That Has Their Money. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
OH, WHERE DID FATHER BANK? | Many People Would be Rich If They Could Find the Bank That Has Their Money. i Most people regard n good bank as ilie safest place In which to leave their money. They are Quite right In think- ing tills, provided always that they cnn remember the name of the bank. If they should chance to lose their memory, or if they should die. without leaving nny stntement as to tho where- abouts of their fortune,- it might just as well bo at the bottom of the sea. For a bank never publicly discloses thc names of Its clients, or the amounts they have deposited. Jones, whom you know to be a"mil- lionaire, may leave you all his-money, hut, if by some mischance he has ne- glected to mention the name of thc hank where It lies, you will nevor get lt. You may be a millionaire by right, hut you will never be one in fact. The other day there appeared what was almost a piteous advertisement In the Press. It was signed with the name of Andreas Munich, the legal heir of General F...
CHU[?]CH Insurance Schame. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
CHU"CH Insurance Schäme. ; ...A t the quarterly mee'ing of oflî ; dals, of tue Deloraine Methodist Church, t cami; out incidentally, that nearly all the piopeities i f tins body in the district are insured in the Church's own office-called "The Coiinexioual Fire Insurance Guarantee Fund The church at Chudleigh :s lo come into line, leaving only Patk ham not insured in this office. This scheme takes in for the present the Victo: : 1:1 and Tasman- ian Conferences of the great ' Methodist ''burch &lt;>f Australasia'' It has been in successful operation for a number of years, mainly thro- ugh the persistence of the Rev A H Ciook, of Viet nia, and is fully real- ising all the expectations entertained respecting it. Over 150 Trusts have placed their iusmalices with the fund, representing a policy value of more tuan £200,000, a.id if all the Trust beards (oliow this exanp'e it I would he a huge success and would. I provide a valuable and growing asset for the Methodist Church. I...
A Mid-Ocean Secret. POWERFUL STORY OF A WRECK —AND A RAFT. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
A Mid-Ocean Secret, j POWERFUL STORY OF A WRECK -AND A RAFT. To Iíobert Summers it seemed as though they had been drifting fur weeks on their trail support, vhctoas lt was ten or twelve hours at most' Blace tiley had left tue sinking Ocean Queen at dawn. The raft had drifted slowly, at the mercy or every wave; and, us he shaded his eyes with hit. hand, tho dark green expanse of watci appeared limitless. They had started with a pair of ears, but when on. laid slipped from Summers' grasp lu lind been too weak to attempt lu recovery. The stores they had hurriedly col lectcd, too, a wave had reduced; hun .i - ,- and thirst were _ overtaking them slowly hut surely, 'sooner or later, Summers reliecteii, his cravings wouh. grow acute, and In bis mania lu would spring overboard and make an end of things. irle almost envied his two compan- ions, who lay senseless on either side of hini. They had a respite, nt least, from thc doubts and fears which as sailed and tortured him. Longworth, indee...
Longford Show. A LARGE ATTENDANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
Longford Show. A LARGE ATTENPAN'CE. Tho Longford show was held on Wednesday in fine weadicr and att- racted a large attendance. The gate receipts were l'lfiU, and thc takings for the day were X" 1 DH. The Governor, SirHarry Harton was pie sent and was entertained at lunch by the committee. The exhibits weie well up to former years, stock of all descriptions making a fine dis- play. The principal awaids were as under: CATTLE. Hereferd bull and cow-James Gibson's estate 1 and champion. In the Angus secton \V C. Grnbb took all the prizes and C 15 Giubb did likewise in the Devon classes Shorthorn bull-A. E. Thirkell, 1st and champion. Yearling Shorthorn bull-H. D, Archer. Shorthorn cow-D. Viney 1 and champion. In Jerseys and Alderneys H R Gardners and W, French and Sons were the principal prize-lakers. Ayrshire Bull-D. Lindsay 1 and champion. Ayrshire cow-A. Fry 1 and champion. In fat stock the awards were divi- ded between the V. D. L. Co and Thirkell Bros. HORSES. A feature of the Dra...
MYSTERIOUS LOCKED ROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
MYSTERIOUS LOCKED ROOMS. Perhaps Iho most famous locked room In the world ls at Gnlmls Cnstle, the old home of the Karls of Strath- more. In this rambling pile there ls supposed to be a secret chamber, ac- cess to which ls known only to the Earl of Strathmore, the heir-apparent, and the factor. That mysterious chamber ls supposed to have been, centuries ago, the repoFitory of a grim fnmlly scandal, the nature of which could only be whispered, even In those wild days. There Is In Poulton Old Hall a mys- terious locked room which has never been opened except liv n representa- tive of the Green family. The hall and Its lands have sometimes been let, but the Green family have always re- tained possession of this mysterious room, which ls supposed to contain several relics and other family trea- sures. It is said that the last tenant, a prominent Mersey shipowner, would have given them an Increased rent for lt If he could hnvp had access to lt or could have cleared away the mys- terious ...
THE SON'S SWEETHEART. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 14 October 1911
THE SON'S SWEETHEART. By G. H. Berry. Why is ft that thc nicest woman in tin; world will pick holes in mi iuojien sive girl just because her son li a.s cho- sen to fall in love with her? Wlini thu son st.'ts engaged a tílllícuU situ rttion arises. His motlier knows that when her son marries lie is lost to her tor ever, and she takes an unreas- oning dislike to the girl who has oust- ed her from being lirst in her boy s heart. Yet it Is Inevitable that the son Kb ou Id marry sooner or later. He iii only doing what hts parents did before him, and what his children will do In their turn. As thc situation cannot ho helped, a wise father and mother will put the best face that they can on It, and with a view to tlit- future, will try to welcome the Kiri, while she is still a stranaer, to whom their kindness imam* a good deal. Later on she will have her own life and her own inter-_ ests. and If the habits of affection amT~ conlUlonce are not early formed the son will soon drift away into a...