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In School. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
In School. Question: What is a vacuum? Answer: A vacuum is nothing shut tip in a box. Question: What does etc. mean? Answer: Etc. is a sign used to make believe you know more than you do. Question: What do you know about the climate of Bombay? Answer: The climate of Bombay Is such that the inhabitants have to live somewhere else. No Cause for Jealousy. ' "Mamma," asked the. beautiful young n'lfe, "do you ever attach any signifi cance to what papa says in his sleep?' "No, dear. Don't let that worr; you. I used to think it might mean something, but generally I have found that they were only the names of race? horses or mines!" Hardup: I'm very sorry, but I can't ,>ay you to-day. You see, the grocer has lust been-here, and Butcher (interrupting): Yies, I just met htm, and he said you put him oft because you had to pav me. So here's the bill. A very curious triumph has been dclii red by a Korean gardener, in the sh.i, . of an arm-chair of natural gro-. tli-tlmt is to say, formed of a...
ETHING ABOUT STRING. [?]nese Respect for the Law. [?] from Japan an American [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
THING ABOUT STRING. ? nese Respect for the Law. ' from Japan an American ; . ist come here to appreciate :he quaint customs and usa ?i contact with other peoples y.-t driven out To read about -ives you only, a poor Idea. For :ioe, did you ever know what an :-_:->rtant thing a piece of string Is ' >-? The children, workmen. Idlers, ..rvanta-all carry pieces ol string for ?.i In. case of emergency. With us » emergency would arise only when nrcel had to be done up, but the uses his piece of string as a first to the Injured, to repair a rent in .lothing, to fix a broken-down jln xha, to mend his tools, to take mea ?ments-In fact, the string is his i ersal tool-chest. The queerest use t wli lch It Is put is this: When a police i '.'.cer takes a man Into custody he ties i Lit of string about the arrested man's wrist, and then leads him by the loose end of the frail fetter to the lock-up. You ask: "Why doesn't the prisoner break the string and escape?" He could, but he would not. Tha...
A TERRIBLE ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
A TERRIBLE ADVENTURE. The great ocean liner Majestic wa» two days out from Southampton. The fci-u was calm, aud on the upper deck " i" passengers ware Idling away th« i- iiirs. Lilte at such times Is liable, to become monotonous, with nothlnff lo relieve the pazp but the vast, seem Ingly endless, glimmering ocean Sud denly a shrill, fearful shrinking star tled even the drowsiest Into w-alferui oosg. A huge figure, blade and imy with con] dust. Ills straight red hair dlsbrvt-.'.cd, and eyes ailame, rushed 'rantlcnJIy on to the upper dcclc. Women fled in horror, and men nalcd at the apparition. Fol'-nvlng jlos'iiy on tl-e heels of the ii.aniac e.v o Dr. Frenrh, the ship's surgeon. To Mm It wan evident that the man was delirious, yet the cool sea all mlL-ht calm the madman. And tKe doc tor waited watchfully. Presently the frenzied stoker be came calm, nnd leading the way to his own cabin Dr. French bado the :hnn sit down. Fiendish looks of hate shot over the stoker's face. A door bange...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
ALWAYS GIVES RELIEF. 11 Ever since my son Rey«ie wan 12 months old I have given hi in Clnnibor lain't Cough Remedy for croup," siys Mr Joe Stephens, Warren, N 8 VV. i4 No matter how bad the attack m ly bo, aftor a few doses of Chimborliin'd Cou^h Remedy no has always been relieved. [ hivo recommondjd Chirnberlam'u Oo'i^h R &lt;mo ly to dozens of people an I c uni ler 'he bast remedy for croup or colds, ?.id w.»uld not be without a battle in the house " Obtainable at Leek and Criig's, Me*» Qh&rifct, Wsdderburu. KIDNEY DISEASE and all allied cump'ainta have their pioinpt mid tfkctual remedy in Dr Shel don's Gin Pilla, which act in a wonder fully speedy manner. Give them a trial. Price, la 0.1 and'2s 0 I. ()l>l tillable from F J Potter.l and A W MoGibbonv. Wedderburn'. GEO. T. SMITH, \Yholi'«>t1(* litici Itrbiil FAMILY BUTCHER, Hum fincJ Bncnn HIGH sTKKisr, wedderburn Families Waited cm for Orders. Saii'l Goods always on hand. Sausages n Speciality, PRICES MODERAT...
Waiting for Him. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Waiting for Him. A young mill-band, baring lost hl» sweetheart through bts own hot-head ed folly, first threatened to commit suicide, and then became vulgarly in sistent in his demands for the return of the presents he had given her. "What good will they be to you 11 you're goin' to drown yourself in th' mill-pond?" sTie scoffed. "Never you mind; I want then back," he said, evasively. "Very well; I'll see that you have them," thd girl reluctantly agreed. But fire days passed, and the young man still bemoaned the loss of th&lt; forfeited trinkets. Once more he r* quested their return. "Oh, lad, I wish you'd stop worry, to* me," sighed the girl, anxloiiB now for a reconciliation. "I've given th' presents tip long since. They're wait ing for you at th' bottom o' th' mill pond, tied up in a red handkerchief; you can't miss but see 'em when you lump in." Then the humble young man apolo gised, and the quarrel was patched np la th* did sweet -way. "I wani a good revolver," began th...
Wonderful Chinese Hens. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Wonderful Chinese Hens. . \ It may be of Interest to breeders and egg formers, reports Mr. A. U. Williamson, a Consul in China, to know that eggs weighing over four ounces are produced by an ordi nary hen of no particular breed, fed on corn and kept In a confined enclosure. This, however, Is not a dully performance. Tho fowl re ferred to Is a black hen, of no particular breed, but resembling a Litngslmn. Sho lays an egg weigh ing four ounces or over at least every third day tor about a week or ten days during which no eggs ore laid. The smaller oggs averago six to tho pound. Tho shell Is brown, with a circle of dark spots near ono end. Other hens bought In the market averago six eggs to the pound, with whlto or brown eggs, thero being no standard, of course. What tlicso hens could do If fed and enred for scientifically cannot bo told, but they should bo wonders. It is common to buy from Chi nese eggs that will averag? six to tho pound, though smaller ones aro also plentiful, but tho...
STONE AGE CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
STONE AGE CEMETERY. An important discovory is an nounced In the shape of a burial place "of the Slono Age which has just been found by Professor Dall Osso, of Ancona, in the Vallo Vi brnta, in the Abruz/.i, Central Italy. The bodies are not buried, but aro all laid in small cabins containing from two to eight each, and aro ranged on both sides of these littlo huts on low platforms sloping to wards. the centre. With one excep tion the bodies all rest on one sido with tho knees drawn VP, and it is assumed that tho dead wcro placed in this position to give them tho attitude of pra.vcr In their death chamber, for it has been establish ed that the custom of praying on one's knees was already in exist ence in tho Stone Age in Egypt. "Mother," said little Mabel, " do missionaries go to heaven ?" "Why, of course, dear," hor niothor replied. "Do cannibals ?" "No, I am a/raid they don't." "But, mother," tho little girl in sisted, "if n cannibal eats a mis sionary, he'll have to go, won't he?"...
What M's.P. Earn. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
What M's.P. Earn. "? i Italy nnd Spain are tho only European countries which offer no monetary reward to their members of Parliament. Tho Portuguese legislators are not remunerated by the State, but they ? have a free pass for travelling on > 11 railways in tho country, and their consti tuencies aro permitted to pay a sum equivalent to 15s. for. each day's sitting. Denmark is another country which believes that its political gentle men are ready, to . work for al most nothing. Members of Parlia ment there only receive 6s. per day, but they have the peculiar pri vilege of a free seat in the Royal Theatre of Copenhagen. The Norweigan honourable mem ber 'is thankful for n daily in come of 12s., though he must do his duty properly to get it. Ho loses a day's pay when he takes a day olT. Members of the Swiss Diet work under the same threat. If they are absent they lose salary which amounts in their. caso to 16s. per day. Houmania pays her law makers a sovereign per day, and Bulgaria o...
How to Lock a Screw. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
How to Lock a Screw. When a screw once works loose from a door hingo it is a very difficult task to get the screw to hold firmly again in the same holo. The accompanying illustration de picts a method of locking tho screw so that it makes it impossi ble for it to work loose. First HOW TO COCKASCUgW file a hole in the door-hinge ns In sketch A. Thou fasten tho screw in, nml drive n. small brad or wire nail through the sido of tho screw in tho hole, as in sketch B. Adopt this idea, . and you will be surprised at the result.
Ladies' Column. SOME GOOD RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
Ladies' Column. * , SOME GOOD RECIPES, If, whon making boiled starch, a piece of soap is l«ft In, it will bo found during tho ironing process that not only will tho Iron slip along easily, but a beautiful glossy effect will bo produced. Tho most difficult of all stains to take out aro thoao mtwlo by eof feo. With euro, however, tho stnin can be removed from tho most delicate silk or woollen fabrics. Rub tho mark gently with a littlo pure glycerlno, then rinse it In lukewarm water, lay a cloth over tho damp part on tho wrong side, and press with a cool iron until dry. Do not wet moro of tho ma terial than is absolutely necessary. To ascertain whether a room is damp or not, place a weighed quantity of fresh lime In an open vossel in tho room and leavo it there for twenty-four hours, care fully closing tho windows and doors. Atjtho end of tho twenty four hours re-weigh, tho lime, and if tho Increase exceeds ono per cent, of tho original weight it is not snfo to llvo in tho room. To was...
COST OF BAD TEMPER. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 14 August 1914
COST OF BAD TEMPER. "By getting into a rage the work of the heart may be increased from 152 to 224 foot-pounds per minute. Keep your temper is, therefore, good nrivice." This was one of the re marks made by Sir. J. Strickland Gooriall in his lecture on "Hoart Strain and its Prevention," it the Institute of Hygiene recently. He further remarked that if you go to bod at ton o'clock instead - of 12 you will savo your heart in tho course, of a year 876,000 foot pounds of work, whilo an hour's rest on Sunday afternoon will save the heart 02,400 foot-pounds of work per annum. Wife : "Why, husband, I thought you hod more sense than to buy a cornet. You know the fellow next door worries us nearly to death with his." Husband yourself,ja\y dtnr That's the one I bought."
Telephone Exchange. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
Telephone JDxohange. Following is » lisb of local telephone subscribers : No. " Express1' Office .. 12 Gray, A ... ... 11 'Korong Shire Offije ... 7 ? Leek and Craig ... 3 McGibbony, A W ,,, 10 Morecroft, Geo... ... 8 Rinder, Dr A W ... 1 Smith und Sons ... 2 Spencer, Vains and Co 6 Steel, J B ... ... 4 Tayloi, Dr G U ...- 9 Wallis and Oo," g
REASON FOR WISHING IT. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
RICA SON FOR WISHING IT. (Inn ilnv Inst summer a rich phllan * '. r-r»r>ist" eiltui'Utiiieil u lot of pool iliin-n on his farm, and ont ol I'&lt;>m. amount otlror thiugi, a gt**> Df milk from a pri&i cow. " ...uv &lt;in von Jilre it?" hm uk«d ,V!iom thc.v had tinished. " (Mi, fine!" said odd [ittU' fallow l'hcn, after a pause, he ad&lt;i*d, ") n-ish our milkman kept . tow." Sweet eatUfn&lt;-?u>n corned to thou who try, no maner how humbly, U be earthly providences to the pooi and helpless. Use what talents" you posBe««; the woods would be very silent if no birdi 6artg there but those which sang th&lt; best. A common sorrow is held to lorre the closest and dearest of bonds, bu' tor twenty people who can share ou: griefs, there is scarcely one who c*r «uah with us.
THINGS WORTH KNOWING. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
THINGS WORTH KNOWING. Clean zinc articles with whiting and .rater mixed to the comistency of I thick cream. A drinj fire can be easily revived bj «catt«ring a little powdered sugar 01 Ihrowing a few lumps of sugar on it. This method is exceedingly limple, and has, moreover, the great advantage oval all other, of being absolutely safe . A good cement for china is made ol equal parts of fine, glue, white lead, and white of ezg, well mixed together. Sel that the cages of the broken article ur« rjoan, apply the mixture to them, and "r«ss firmly together, Any Bupcrlluoul cement that ia squeezed out beyond tht join may be scraped oS when it kal hardened. A stove that has been neglected will often not take the blacking well when It is again# 1 cloaue 1. A good plan is t&lt; irst rub it well all over with an old raf sr piece of newspaper which h s beel dipped in a little kerosene. h v 11 thel be found very in" :h easier to apply tk blacking. Black "i . i Ij.-.h " .. ucii btila effec...
Ocean Fliers. STORY OF THE CHINA CLIPPERS [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
Ocean Fliers. STORY OF TUB CHINA CLIPPERS Jn the "Times" Literary Supple ment is an extremely interesting ar ticle reviewing Mr. Basil Lubbock's book on "The. China Clippers." It is no accident (says the writer of tlie review) that the ocean clipper owed its very origin to tho compe tition for fortunes in the illicit opium trade to Chinn, in the thir ties and forties ot Inst century ? a business which was nothing less than the armed olid piratical smug e'ing of a noxious drug into a country whose rulers forbade, but were too weak to resist, its intro duction. The coolio traffic, too was a disreputable business. It is only when we come to tho gold rush to 'Frisco and the clean trade of the fifties and sixties tnat.fascination at the brilliant qualities and nehievements of the clipper overcomes disgust at the' iniquities associated with the name. Then indeed tho story bccomes en ra ing. At first tho Americans were supreme, their designers, 'Hall, tvebb, and the famous Donald Mae koy, ...
A RICH BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
A EICH BOY. "Oh, my," said Ben, "I wish I was -ich and. could have things like Borne ?f the boys that go to school." "I say, Ben," said his father, turn ing round quickly, "how much will . ou take /or your legs?" "For my legs!" said Ben, in sur prise. "YM, what do you use them for?" "Why, I run and jump and play ' all, and, oh, everything." "Thata so," said his father. "You .vouldn't take 10,000 dol. for them, ivould you?" "No, indeed 1" answered Ben, Mail ing. "And your arms, I guess you would n't take 10,000 dol. for them, would you?" "No, sir." "And your voice. They tell me you sing quite well, and I know you talk a little bit. You wouldn't part with that for 10,000 dol., would you?" "No, sir." "Your hearing and your sense of taste are better than 50,000 at the very least; don't you think so?" "Yes, »ir." "Your eyes, now. How would you like to have 5,000 dol. and be blind I he rest of your life?"
L. S. D. OF AVIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
L. S. D. OF AVIATION. I '« The day when tho well-to-do City man will use an neroplnno on his daily journeys between his home and his oflice, and £150 will purchase an efficient machine, is foreshadowed by Mr. Gustav Uamel and Mr. Charles C. Turner in their inter esting: book, "Flying-Sams Practi cal Experiences." Even now flying is not prohibi tively expensive, apart from tho original expeifce of £400 to £1,500 for the acroplano itself. Tho cost of flying, according to the authors, is made up of the "capital expen diture upon the machine, the cost or rental of a shod, repairs and roncwnl of parts, fuel, and tho wages of one or more mechanics. The price of a machine may be any thing from £400 to £1,500. Tak ing the engine most generally in use at the time of writing-name ly, the Gnome-tho aviator may buy a fcingle'Bcater machine with a 50 horse-power motor for about £700, or a two-seater machine with an SO-horsc-power motor for £1,000. The cost of machines ROCS up stead ily according...
VERY SMALL. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 21 August 1914
VERY SMALL. On one of the American railways, in a sleeping-car, one night after everybody had turned in, and tho lights were low, a loud voice called from one of the berths : "Porter, have you got a cork screw ?" The porter came hurrying up. "Boss," lie said, in a scandalised tone, "we don't allow no drinking in the berths ; it's against the rules. "Oh, it ain't that, porter," the voice answered, "I just want to dig out u pillow that's sort of worked into my ear." Many a mail has more religion in him than he is ready to admit.