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Handsome Apology. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
Handsome Apology. An Irishman who had offended against the strictest rule of Parlia ment that members should always ad dress the House only through "Mr. speaker," and not directly, tendered an apology with a pungent flavor. "GentIemen," he began, on rising, and had been stopped Instantly by cries of "Order" from political op ponents. For a moment he paused, thenr re sumed: "Mr. Speaker, sir, I recog nlse that in beginning my speech with the word 'gentleman' I made a mis take, for which I am deeply sorry, and I promise that if the House will for glve me I will endeavor' not to repeat the error!"
What He Feared. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
W/hat He Feared. It is one of the oddlties of human nature that people are always Iookln. as far away as possible from th', ground they stand upon, not only for their best chance of distinction, bil or the dangers which they believe are most besetting. A lion-tamer although he would ven ture into the cages of the most fero cious beasts, apparently having no fear of them, had a dreadful fear of getting bronchitis. One day, after he had entered with perfect composure a cage containing two half-starved bears and a panther, he shook his head gravely as he came out. "Yes, sir," he said to a gentleman who stood near, "this will end badly for me some day." "You are afraid those ferocious ani mals will devour you. then?" "The animals? Pshaw! You don't thinkl I'm afraid of them? Not at all. But those cages, sir, are such terrible places for draughts."'
Then He Set to. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
Then He Set to. A gang of laborers were employed digging a mysterious ditch across the street. It was a sewer or a place to put a gas pipe or something. One man in partlicular was working as If he were a chorus man in a play. Just go ing through the motions and pretend ing to dig a ditch The foreman came along and spoke to him. "Don't be afraid," he said, with rich sarcasm. "Leau on th' shovel now an' then. If it breaks I'II pay for it!"
THE WORLD'S BEST BEGGAR. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
THE WORLD'S BEST BEGGAR. The "world's best beggar" is nor. a peer of the realm, the Hon. Sydney Holland becoming Viscount Knutafor I upon the death of his father a short time ago. The new peer is well known for his work in connection with the London Hospital, and his ingenious devices to raise contributions for that institution have earned him the title of the "world's best beggar." Once he offered a guinea to anyon' who would give him a line to fill a hoarding, and so gained a cheap ad vertisement for the six weeks that the competition lasted. Another of h!q ruses was to acknowledge subscrlp tions in Agony columns of the news papers, -and add, "Six accidents as hour." In the course of his begging crusades he has acquired an insight into the art of advertising such as few pro fessional experts coold hope to beat. He finds that a letter to the newspap ers must either end in "a sob or a smile." "A letter signed by three mil-. ifonaires, a bishop, and a society lady,' he says, "is not ...
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXX. Out of the Charmer's Net. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAHA \ M BRON. Author of "The Soul oa. Lucille," "The League of the Sacred Scarab." etc. Published by arrangement with Caasell & Co All Rights Itesecrved CHAPTER XXX. Out of the Charrmer's Net. The season was almost ove.r, tan the gaming tabh!s of Monte Car!, were rapidly giving up their vot::mris. The bonafide tourist:s ,'ho hadl cgum: to these Meditcrranean shore:; to · cape the fogs:i andI fro?is of I:England were going home; only the contirin,,i gambler, the roull, anld tbh adventure, remained behind, some with f-.;:r:;l hopes of staving otl th,: dav of stark ruin by a streak of btl;ated luik, ; l" because a pretty facer held hop-,s of a liaison that would yihli no end of dollars; others, again--well. Monte Carlo was theo safe:st place for thIlm. The palatial Hotel Brenard wan nearly deserted, and tile large rooms were ghostly and dim like empty thea: tres. Nellie Charlton, the famous star of the music-halls, stayed on, torn betw.,en two desires-her ...
BLIND MAN AS BARRISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
BLIND MAN AS BARRlISTER. One of those rare men who show to what a large extent the handicap of blindness may be overcome by a deter mined sufferer is a barrister wo!I known in the Chancery Court, who ha:; practised in London for years. In his youth he suffered from short sight, and he was told, as so many people ar that "short sight is strong sight." In this belief he went on until after hard work at Oxford, and in Londlon, when reading for the Bar, he lost his sight completely. "Tle judges all know me," he told an interviewer recently, "and treat me with great consideration. I memorise my cases, but Judges do not call upon me to recite long extracts fromn caseu to which I may refer. With the assist ancg of my memory and of my clerk, I am able to give opinions andl to carry out thi orther work which falls to the' lot of a barrister without ver' much troulble."
HOW TO GET SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
HOW TO GET SLEEP. "Insomnia is a penalty the increas ing strain of modern life throws upon our brains," said a physician to an in terviewer recently. "The man who works with his muscles and lives In the open air is rarely a victim of sleep lessness. The essentials for a g~od night's rest are mental repose, a requisite amount of muscular fatigue, comfortable body heat, and plenty of ventilation. The most difficult to secure is lessened brain activity. An excellent plan is to take a half-hour's brisk walk junst before bedtime, followed by a hot bath and a rub down, and then a cup of warm milk and a biscuit or two as one gets into bed. If, in addition, the mind be focussed on some pleasant but not exciting topic, a night's rest is anssurel to all but the most chronic sufferer. "The. type in which the sleaper sud denly wakes an bour or so after having fallen asleep usually means that more outdoor muscular exercise is requir ed."
FEDERAL POLITICS [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
FE.ERAL POLITICS Senator Findley. one of the selectel Liber cndidates for the Senata. ad lea~ss a cra'vded meeting in the ,M:ia?rlies' ?nsti tute on S tterday evening last. the chaihr bing o::a~ye. by', M Williams. Mr Fin 'l;y st1ate ! thit a little over 12 :nnths a;o there was a general e'e:tion when the policy of the L Ibar party was endorsed by the el'ctrs anl they wer? re turned by a majority, but find ing that they had a minority of one in the House of Representa tives, Mr Fisher handed in the resignation of his Gvernment. One of the first things the Fusion Gwvernment did on taking offi-e was to suggest;: the amend mant of the elatorl Uat. Ha: blleved in the se. .c- of the ballo, and he did not think any man should be "marked" simply because .,; his p>litical opinion To-day a Oarsmn could go the booth and record his vote and no person knew haw he voted unle.ss lie manel the fact ka.van himself. The Fusion party wished to alter the system by having the ballot papers num bered...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
'A REMARKABLE CURE What Clements Tonic can do in restonng the nerves to healthy power and maling the weakened systerm strotng. A letter in point which is worth reading. No. 6 Post Oflice Place. South Melb., 2/7/I i. . CLEMIENTS TONIC LTD., nerve and brain cures known. I tried iall kinds of doctors' medicires. and got no relief as [ hitve from your tonic. I could not stand anyone talking to me, or the noise of the town trafic. I lost appetite and weight. I was that weak at times a child could puoh me over. I had to giveup work. I lay hour after h'our awake, now I can ,o to 'ded and almost ?leep at once. 'dy case was one of the worst I ever heard of. I thought I would never get well. I can hardly I.lie'e the relief I have got from ClementsTonic. i Nearly all tiese symoltoms I told vyou f ive lefti me, and two or three mre o ttles lin ill make me sorr.. to thre Mlibourne Ilptolo, atd ttany clpia nlr i tih , iln : to w e a I;e wn afterwr d .... ? to the h,,,,p:,al to see, h m.. . They a...
HARKAWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
HARKAWAY. Witha view to reducing the debt on the lcal hall, the com mittee of management decided to hold a tea meetimn and concert and this is to ttkCe place next Saturday evening. The tea is to commence at 630. At the concert which follows the pro gramme will be provided by Melbourne and local talent and promises to be very inte?resting. The committee anticipate a large attenlance. The lRev. W. S. Whiteside will conduct service here next junday afternoon.
BEACONSFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
BEACO~SFIELD. The local gun club are to hold their usual monthly shoot on the 15th instant, when they will have an attractive programme. A handsome trophy will be com peted for by district shooters and open handicaps for two £5 prizes will fellow. There will alse be a number of sweepstakes. Full particulars may be obtained from the honorary secretary - Mr E. Williams. A few weeks ago Mr W. S. Keast, M.L.A.. when in Beacons field, inspected the local school and subsequently interviewed the Education Department and asked that some necessary improve ments should be carried out. Mr Keast has since received the following memo. from the de partment :-" With reference to the representations made by you at your recent interview in re gard to State school, Beacons field, I have the honor to inform you that the honorable the Minis ter has authorised the Public Works Department to effect the following works, viz., Improved lighting and ventilation and the erection of a new cloak room."
MEDICAL FEES IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
MEDICAL FEES IN JAPAN. Many humane doctors In Europe give their services to poor patients for a merely nominal fee, or even none at all. In Japan, however, such a pro ceeding is regarded not as generosity but duty, and no doctor in the "Land of Cherry Blossom" expects to receive any fee from a patient In poor circunr stances. There is a proverb among the medical fraternity of Japan, "When the twin enemies-poverty and die ease-invade a home, then he who takes aught from that home, even if it be given him, is a robber." "Often," recently remarked a lecturer on lfre in Japan, "a doctor will not only give his time and medicine free to the sut rerer, but he will also give him money to tide over his dire necessities. Every physician is his own dispenser, and there are very few apothecaries' shops in the empire. When even a rich man clls in a doctor he, does not expDect that he will receive a bill for medical .ervices; In fact, no such thing as a doctor's bill is known in Japan, alt though...
FORTUNES WITHOUT OWNERS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
FORTUNES WITHOUT OWNER3. At the Bank of England the unclaim. ed dividend volumes contain the ro cords of a large number of fortunec awaiting owners. Why these are 'eft no man shall gay. Over some Of tb-rm the spirit if romance hovera. Leau Pack in your chair, close yslur ey&lt;s, and let the rays of fancy play roun d Ihthn for a moment What life-draman instaintly rise before the mental vigieon Une sees the stock-holder going abroad and there lying; one sees bins disap pear, and with him the only voucher for his holding in the funds: one sees him aged and decrepit, his memory a blank as to his investments, and later. his descendants seeking in vain for somce recordi of them; one sees him dying intestate, leaving no will, no scrap of paper that enables his next of kin to discover the extent of his possessions. That all these things really happen we feel assured. And, indeed, we are not mistaken. If It were worth while c Could give chapter and verse for that. But the most vivid...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 8 August 1914
SPurbie Notices .:-;- E ~BSBORDE W10T'Eh, BER WICK. Under New Management THE OLDEST HOTEL IN THE DISThICT Golf Links opposite. - Good Shooting and Driving. SLarge Garaen and Tennis Court on Premises for use of Visitors. Billiards. - Stabling. - Vehicrcs for Bire. E" Motor Car larties and Cyclists catered for. Large Room for Meetings Free of Charge. Week-end Visitors catered for. . J. FAULKNER, Proprietress, : Phone Berwick f. Late of Main Hotel, Bairnsdale. GIPPsh4N1D M.OT L BEACONSFIELD. A. B. BRAGG, Licensee. GcdAccccrrmcdaticn. Week-Frd Visitcrs Catered For. rithing and Shooting. Golf Links in Preraration. Billiards. Good Stabling. +-4 MOTOR CARS FOR HIRE. -I+ CARDINI: PARK HOTEL, LOWER .BEACONSFIELD. This Hotel is now under new management, and caters for TW'eck-end Visitors; also Mlotor and Picnic Parties. Good Fishing and Shooting. Only one class of Wines and Spirits stocked-THE BEST. J. H. STEEL Licensee. Phone 5, Berwick. CommnonwVeaItbh 3ank oat mustratia HEAD OFFICOE SYDNEY...
MESSAGES FROM THE DEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
:MrE:iSA:E o FItnO4 "-tIFi- DEEi;P, - +-~---- lfr. Olda Nnrt,. of Copenhagen.i hum amde an invention Iy meansl of which the cri'rw of it foulndelred subh a.ri ii' will he ahle to comrniltnintoe their p'oition. The invention con ists of a s-I-cinl ttoVn which the cr au ·ndsi to tho suorfuio 'if tha wa ter. Tho hlsu ,s fas'ctnl to - c.lhi, aid .upplied 'with atn lecltric limp, hvby moans of which the cro-w below can mi.ake light Mign?aIls. ih owing twhcrr th hoart has founderot, taiil in a hti'y i-'s an appfaratrli. thiroutgh which a racmuinu crew an .peiak to the nin in the H-n.tnarine. "'Muri,,l." mid fhe old gentluman, thartlt, "that younpg man yo haild in tht drac , nmc r n Inilt night i, dull Iof romlliprohntiol,. All I h;al to do was co?ugh whln the other chaps re mainot too latir, and t.hv would takhe lt.h iirtt a.nd dtfpart. Did this one trv anythinKg when I coughedt lear. night ?" '"'Ye?.," replied his h.at,tifutl dItIghtC.t. "He tittI the next time hi c.lled he wasu going to...