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ON CONVERSATION. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
ON CONVERSATION. Letter-"writing as such-we do not speak of official documenta in that form-is the free and eaBy talk of two friends, in which questions and answers are, indeed, separated by considerable intervals, bat when that interval is obliterated we have simply a written down talk, with all variety of sub- jects, of interests, of style, of method. Per- haps a good hand and olear writing. Perhaps not. Otherwise correspondence is as various and universal as talking, though we necessarily embrace fewer people in tho company, and though there may bo inany of the lower classes who are unable to write and yet talk pleasantly enough. Throusth letters preserved and printed long after tho writers have passed away we can attain to the merits and the style of con- versation in ages and societies different from our own : and it is remarkable how the style of social intercourse does vary, though the national habits may be the same. The conversations put by Sir Walter Scott into the mouthB ...
PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
Golden shoes are worn by a Shetland pony beJoritïiujiT to- the Shalt nf Penna. Thia ex- pensively ¿bod anna ii iá only 12^in. high. ' ).'ha&lt; ¡&lt; ».. y a master of style I' repeated Ghollie m »ne earnest person. 'Ify dean fellow, you pawsitively don't know what yon are saying. I've seen dozens of pict chaws of the old johnny, and not one of chem showed a coat that bad tho least approach to a fit.' Many unjust things have been said of President McKinley, but it remained for the ' SI Diario ' of Madrid with unooneoious humour, to perpetrate the following :-' Tt will no. doubt surprise onr readers to learn, that the Yankee President Magginly is a> naturalised Chinaman, having been born in Canton.' The Emperor of China, as ruler of the Celestial Kingdom, is probably the most titled human being in tho world. He is said to rule the whole world, and, not satisfied with that, he assumes sway over the sun, moon, and stars. . The sun is his brother, and all the ether pl...
HE OUGHT TO HISS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
HE OUGHT TO HISS. It takes a Welshman to talk "Welsh. Few foreigners ara able to pronounoe the Welsh ll. The author of 'Yorkshire Folk-Talk' tells an amusing story of an Englishman's struggles to master that difficult sound. The Englishman had been appointed to the Welsh See of St. David, and on taking up his abode in Wales engaged a native Welsh scholar to give him instruction in tho langnage. The pronunciation, and especially the double ll, bothered the Bishop, and the Welshman -was almost at his wits' end to explain the lingual prooess by which the formidable sound was to be uttered At last a bright thought struck him, and being very obsequious in manner, he thus addressed the Bishop : - ' Tour Lordship must please to put your episcopal tonsm.o to the roof of yoar apostolio month, and then hiss like a goose.'
WASTING HIS TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
WASTING HIS TIME. An old farmer died in a little village in tho neighbourhood of Paris. His fortune, the fruit of years of patient toil, was in- vested in a nice, compact little farm. A nephew of the departed, believing himself to bo tho heir, called a few days later on tho lawyer, and, before saying a word about the succession, thought it only right and proper to shed a f ow tears. ' Poor uuoto,* he murmured, ' so kind, so affectionate ! To think that I shall never see him again !' The notary allowed the young man to giro full vent to his sorrowful emotions, after whioh ho quietly observed : 41 suppose you are aware that your uncle has left you nothing?' * What ?* exclaimed the nephew, sud- denly changing his tone, ' I'm not down in the will ?' Then why on earth did you let me standing weopiupr there and making a fool of mysolf for a good half-hoar ?'
SCIENCE. HEALTH HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
HEALTH HINTS. For neuralgia apply nor, dry flannels-as hot as eau be borne. Nervous spasms are usually controlled by a little sale taken into the mouth and allowed to dissolve. For oroup, immerse hands and feet in hot mustard or soda water. Great relief is sometimes experienced from drinking water i as hot as can be borne. j Oramp in tho stomach usually yields to a teaspoonful of ginger, stirred in half a glass of hot water, in whioh a half»teaspoonful of soda has been dissolved. Oramp in the leg may often be oared by stretching tho limb straight, with the hoe! well out and tbe toes upwards. When the ankles swell, and become puffy at night, it is because there is a need for a good tonia to bo tali PU. A mixture contain- ing iron is what the nervous system oraves fur at suoh times, and what it should bo given.
TRAVELLERS WERE MYSTIFIED. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
TRAVELLERS WERE MYSTIFIED. In various parts of tho country they have a way of telling- distances by 4 right smart piece/ 4 gunshot oft'.' 4 day's joarnoy,' and the like; but in Florida they do it dif- ferently. A party of amateur pedestrians were 'doing* tho State, and, as often hap- pens with suoh travellers, had lost thou* way. It was near night, and tbey wera at a 'oas what to do. Presently they met a countryman riding a cow. 4 Can you tell us how far it ia to Barton ?' one of tho party asked. The countryman looked to the right and loft, as though Meeking information from the Palmettos and prickly pears. * Wall, I reckon hit's 'about two whoopB,' ho said at length. 4Two what?' The countryman seemed to take this as challenging his veraoity, for he onoe moro looked questioningly at tho palmettos and priokly pear«. . P'raps bit may be some furder,* ho ad- mitted reflectively, 'but I 'low hit ain't moro'n two whoops an' a holler.'
JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
J AFAN. In Japan people ace continually making presents to eau ii other, but the gifts are usually very small. A fan is always a proper gift. In nearly every house are one or more fan-oases, lying or hung against the wall. They aro of all kinds, from the oheap tube of bamboo and lacquered wood up to the splendid gold and inlaid oase, costing many pounds. On marriage occasions friends offer costly gifts. Those who are acquaintances morely send a fan, on which are written, congratulations. It i« the ons tom to ask friends or distinguished persons to write their names or some original poetry or olassioal quotation. These fill the place of our albums.
TRAVELLER. A FAMOUS PAWNSHOP. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
A FAMOUS PAWNSHOP. There is an establishment at Home called Monte di Pieta, which has been in existence continuously sinoo tho year 1585. Ic is the largeat pawnbroker's shop in the world, and is at the same time one of the noblest charities. Any peivon that brings a pledge may borrow from sixpence to thirty crowns, without paying any interest : but for all amounts lent above t hat wim interest at two per cent, per annum is oh urged. At tho end of the year tho borrower may renew, which is dono without any expense ; but at the end of two years, if the pledge is not redeemed nor the interest paid, it is sold, and the surplus above the loan is credited to the owner, who oan demand it at any time.
HIS TIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
HIS TIPS. A British Consul in Belgium tells of a Birmingham man who was shown to a room in a hotel in Brussels, where he found twenty candles stuck in a chandelier in the oentre. As it was dark, the attendant lighted them all ; but the gupst had been in Continental hotels bafore, and made him put them out immediately. It was of no avail, however. 'Twenty candles, ten francs," wai found in his bill next day. So ho wont back to his room and took thom all ont, wrapped them in paper, and slipped them into his o vcr coat pocket. When he was about to loavo he found the servants drawn up in two lines io the hall ten men-flervants on ono side, ton maid- servants on the other, nil smiling and ready for tho expected tip. The visitor drew ont his package and distributed the o an di ea, one to each. ' Allow me, monsieur,' aa»d he, with a bow ; ' permit me, madam. They are very superior oandlos, I assure yon ; L paid five« pence apiece for them,' and he left' them all staring at their candles li...
AN AWKWARD REMARK. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
AN AWKWARD REMARK. A few years ago, in the City of Cork, an agitation wa9 raised to remove an old bridge which was unsafe, and to build a new one, to be oallod after Mr Parnell. As the oitizens wera divided on tho subject, a public meeting was held, at whioh tho writer was present, and, after sorno stormy speeohes on both Bides, a sapient councillor rose with a eorap of pe-per in his hand, and, after dear- ing his throat and throwing back his ears, he gave utterance to three of the most ex- traordinary announcements ever heard from a public platform since the art of speaking was invented. His proposals were :-' 1. That the old bridgo be removed and a new one built in irs place. 2. That the materials nf the old bridge bo used to construot the new one. 3. That the old bridge be left standing till the new one is oomplete.'
PROPHECY OF MR. GLADSTONE. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
PROPHECY OF MR. GLADSTONE. Tho f?if* of proHoionoo was ono which was generally hold by his politioal opponents to havo beon doniod to Mr Glodutono. It would nood a detailed examination of his upoeohos, lot tors, and polioy to entablish or disprovo tho accuracy of thia judgment. Meantime, the following may be offered aa a contribution-an extraot from au artiole in the 4 Nineteenth Century' of August, 1877 more than 20 years ago :-' Our first site in E/?ypt, be it by laroenoy or bo it by emption, will be the almost certain ogg of a North African empire that will grow and grow until another Victoria and another Albert titles of the lake sourcos of the White Nile -come within our borders, and till we finally join hands across the Equator with Natal and Cape Town, to say nothing of the Transvaal und tho Orange River on the South, or of Abyssinia or Zanzibar to be swallowed by way ef 'viatioum' on our journey.' Muoh hag happened since Mr Gladstone ponneâ those words-e.g., so im- portant a...
AN ANTI-CYCLIST. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
AN ANTI'CYCLIST. A revengeful anti-cyclist has been annoy« ing a number of lady-riders in America. For several Sundays lately throughout the livelong day a small mau, armed with an umbrella or a walking stick, has taken up his poBt at a street oornor. Tho appearance of a woman on a whool is like unto that of a red flag to an infuriated bidl in its effect on him. * You'll want a vote next ?' ho yelled at ono. To another whoöo avoirdupois appoarod to threaten hor wheel ho shouted, ' JDid you wash your dii-hos boforo coming out ?' and to still another with bloomers,' * Go homo and put porno olothes on !' Like oommonts grootod onoh woman. In tho neighbourhood tho man is regarded an a orank on the subjoot of women riding whools. Tho explanation in thiit tho bioyolo broko up his homo, his wifo preferring its dolifçhtB to that oí his Hocioty whoa ho tried to assert bimsolf by doumnding that sho should choose botwoon tho whool and himself.
FARM AND GARDEN ORIGINAL ARTICLES. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
:;CBffl AHB IMiil -&lt;» ORIGINAL. ARTIOIiES. IfcVo; 61.-THK POHEGBANATE-Two SPECIE .'; ,N ?' --DKSOBIPTION OP THEE-BBANCHEI ! THORNS, XIEAVES, FliOWEBS-CALYX! AN; PETALS - FBOTT - REITEBENOKS TO M ANTIQUITY- MEDICINAL USES-THK Fl ;( ITS ANTIQUITY - DE3CBIPTION - ' ' BRANCHES -LEAVES-FLOWEES-FBUÍ -GAPBIEIOATION-HOW PEBFOBirKD - . '. HOW IMITATED IN FBANCOS-DOUBTS Á '?' TO UTILITY OF OPERATION. \ The Pomegranate, so celebrated in andee and Scriptural history, was called by th ancients the Carthaginian Apple because th tree was first known to grow in the vioinit of Carthage. There are two species-th -dwarf, whioh bears very small flowers, am is common in the "Weft Indies, and th' common, or grained, from the number o seeds or grains contained within the pulp 0 the fruit. The Pomegranate is rather a lo\ tree of about fifteen to twenty feet in height with numerous slender branches, some 0 which are armed with sharp thorns. Th leaves are opposite, about three inohea long and of a...
NOVEL. A Question of Courage [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
NOVEL. ... ? ?- ' ? ______ 1 By FRANCIS LYNDE, ' CHAPTER XII.-(OONTINTJKD.) .Are you going away 'again' to-night?' -?sk? asked, when Ludlow went out to hitoh . Tip the horse. .Yes ; we are going up to ' The Laurels,' ; and it may ba late before we get back.' .l am ao glad ! If you're' going there, .:_*11 be good and not ask a singlé question -until to-morrow.' 1 ' . "Why are you glad ?' »Because Heater is worried, and I want he* to know that you are alive and welL* They heard Ludlow driving out fo the gate, and Ringbrand pushed back his chair. .Have jou anything ele'e to tell me?'"he vmakod. She shook her hoad with precise enèrgy. * Not a single solitary word-except'that you ereito frive my love to Heeter.' .I'll oortainly do that,' he promised. . Good-night/ And he ran down the walk and sprang into the phaeton beside Lud- low, who drove off rapidly up the mountain road. The colonel and his son were sitting on the veranda when the phaeton turned into the avenue, and Hester, grieving...
MUNICIPAL. LIVERPOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
MUNICIPAL. . LIVERPOOL. Turc regular meeting of the above cotmcil waa lield tit tilt- Council Chamber on Tuesday evening last. 'Present-til o Mayor (Alderman MoresJu-ad) and Aldermen Chapman, Smith, Cole, Marsden and Tilliitt. Before proceeding with tliè biisihess, Alderman Smith drew attention tn the fact that th« services of thc maintenance man had been dispensed with so far as the section of tho Main Southern-road running l broil «h thu municipality was concerned. As the' road was at present in a bad state of repair* he suggested that the Mayor take the ?necessary steps to Ivave the dian re-instated. The Mayor promised te interview Mr. Parkes, M.P., on the subject. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. .., CouRissroN r>Ea}CEk W. jLong wrote drawing council's attention, to .the necessity for some provision being made to prevent the water flowing onto his property in Cnmpbell-stneet. Referred to the Works Com- mittee. The secretary of tho East Carlingford Progress...
SHORT STORY. THE BON MARCHE. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
TÍ' THE BOH* MARCHE, .. » OH-PTEE I. The people of Marivale were quite too I Soody-goody. Thia waa partly the fault of ie former reotor, the Rev. Mr Goodhand ; but waa also due to the lord of the manor, Sir James Devereux. Both the baronet and the reotor might have belonged to the old Puritan sohool, and in the grip they kept upon the parish, as well as in directing its morals, they were ably supported by a sour old maid whoso name was Tiffany. It was regarded as a bad day for Marivale when the Rev. Mr Goodhand's health broke down, and, acting on medioal advice, he removed to Australia. His successor was the Rev. Frank Paton, a rousing young enthusiast, whose very first pulpit utterances half paralysed the prim congregation, and whose future actions caused his flock to wonder, in fear and trembling, what ho would say next. Sir James Devereux was sixty-five, a tall, aristocratic-looking man, with white hair and col- grey eyes. He was a good land- lord, but a strict disciplinarian, an...
HELPLESS ON THE SHOALS. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
HELPLESS ON THE SHOALS. ÍÁ -G nie AT steamship, feeling lier wu y in a fog, ran -upon ii low mud hunk and stuck fast, about twenty mites frntn lier port. She bru] on board a vnlu -.abie cargo and nearly three Kt'in«Ir««l passengers, most or! whom v/ere almost within sight of their homes. The tugs came and tried vainly to pull her into deep water. The officers were as able nu visitors nu there had ever been. But she was helpless, H ntl it was dead 'low water. Only one thing could be done-to wait. A few hours later Hie Captain said to his passengers, "The tide is rising,; we shall be oft' presen fly.". Sixty minutes m ire and the ship limited. It was now noon. Ar two o'clock sharp the impatient vox agers ? BIupped ashore. They" might have been delayed' (?longer save -fur. the one fact winch the captain had an non need-in four words. ' _ Perhaps this simple and not uncommon incident .may contain a lesson for you and tue. Suppose .we draw a little'comparison and see. The man .who learns...
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
OHAPTEE III. Miss Tiffany lived under her own vine and.' fig tree. In other words, the houBe and tho ? laud on whioh it atood were her property» She waa fairly well to do, and could have aaid, with a famous member of Parliament, to whose memory A statue was erected, that her riohes consisted, not in tho abundanoe of hor possessions, but in the fewness of her' wants. Miss Tiffany was frugal, and be- ? lieved that wilful waste makes woful want. This she was careful to impress upon her servant, who was designated ' a maid of all work,' a term which was by no means mis- applied. Misa Tiffany's maid, whose name was Jemima, Baw Mr John Devereux enter the Bon Marché, and notwithstanding she was hurrying home, it being her evening out and^ her time being up, she could not resist the impulse to see what the gentleman wanted at Mrs Austin's shop. She stepped in to in- quire the price of an article that was ex- hibited in the window. Mrs Austin carno out of the baok sitting-room, smiling and' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
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SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Liverpool Herald — 17 September 1898
SOCIAL. THE Town Hall, Liverpool, was the scene of festivities, on Friday evening, 9th instant, the occasion being the fourth annual plain and fancy dress ball, promoted by Mrs. I. B. Bossley, in aid of the Liverpool Ladies' Benevolent Society. The promoter, who was ably assisted by her two »laughters, Mrs. Sealy Vidal and Miss M. Bossley, was most assiduous in her exertions to ensure the success of the affair and the arrangements for the comfort, convenience and enjoyment of her patrons left nothing to be desired. The hall decorations consisted of bunting, Chinese lanterns and greenery, and were decidedly pretty and effective. About thirty couples attended-quite a number of former patrons being victims to the prevailing measles epidemic and consequently unable to attend. Dancing, to excellent, music sup- plied by Mr. Stimson, commenced about 9 o'clock and was kept up without cessation till shortly before midnight, when an adjourn- ment was made to the Mayor's room where a tastefull...