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FASHIONS. HOW THEY ARE CREATED. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
fashions. HOW THEY ARE CREATED. Paris is the home and centre of fashions for women (writes P. \V..in a London paper). The most famous dressmakers in the world are in Paris, and so great a reputation ha; that city in this respect that anion:: j the society women whose wealth feeciis j the trade alive it is almost a reproach | to wer.r any frock that does not com.. j from the French capital, or which. :i made in England, was not copied fro: 1 j a Parisian design. j Now, it will he seen at once th:.: to maintain such a reputation as this the Parisian dressmakers must con stantly create new designs. If they did not, Loudon or some other city would soon do so and would rob them of their reputation tor originality and creative genius. So for half the year at least, when the spring and autumn fashions arj in preparation, they work almost night and day, In order that, at those sea sons.when ladies of fashion will warn new frocks, they may hare in readi ness a large number of fresli designs,...
NIGHT VOICES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
NIGHT VOICES. Bv E. S. Sorenson in tlie "Sydney Mail." Recently Mr. H. Watson asked for information on the nigl.t voices oi the bush, remarking that there other night birds besides the mopol.e and the night birds, for instance, and another f low which makes a sort of ^r,c-c What he calls the night *awk = t - white-throated nightjar, a useful in sect-eater; and the chap that jelp, for his mate is the ^r^U1K ; There are many diurnal birds that -r. not altogether quiescent at ™Sht do all the nocturnal cries com, froi birds. Koalas, possums, and squirrc, make a lot o£ noise when a cojple. them have a disagreement. Th. po» sum calls pleasantly m peaceful hour., and the squirrel ofttimes vents a ca tering squeal as he darts from on. tree to another. The most famili.'. noctures are those of the dingo, . - mopoke, and the stone curlew (week., or stone plover). The dingo s how. is always a lonely sound: the call o. the mopoke i3 sweet, haunting. anw far-reaching; the powenul owl (o. eagle ow...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES j A non-wowser cocky from "W yal catchein, or thereabouts, wandered in to the Continuous Picture Pavilion, and after blinking "beerily at a cow boy picture fell asleep as soon as it was followed by a love story. Right on through the next pictur? he slept, until came the usual short interval, followed again by a repeti tion of the cowboy film he had al ready seen. The coru-coaxer gazed in astonish-^ ment at the familiar cowboys and In dians careering across the sheet. "What day is it?" he asked in a whisper of a lady attendant. It was Saturday, but the girlie tolri him it was Monday. • i'hen I've slept right through bun day," gasped the cocky. "How do you know?" asked the uniformed damsel. "Because," said the cocky, "1 saw that picture before 1 fell asleep m here on Saturday."—Kalgoorlie "Sun." The defendant was 55 years of age. Plaintiff -was 2G. He had embraced the girl. He had met her by appoint ment' H,e had sent her love and kisses "just to pass the time awa...
LIFE'S AIMS AND REWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
LIFE'S AIMS AND REWARDS. KIchoB,' whatever their charm and their,value, are not a panacea for the evils of life. . . . Happiness depends on work, health, character, disposi tion, training, and a great many other things besides Income, and so far as happiness is concerned, enough money, or somewhat less than enough, puts us in just about as good a case lt> achieve it as though we were rich. To live oil!- lives, to get out what is in us, to do our share of the world's work and live brotherly with our fel lows—that Is what we are here for. If riches are an incident of that course of life, they are a good inci dent. If the chase after them lures us away from the fulfilment of our pri mary obligations to our Maker, our neignbor, and ourselves, we are cer tainly losers by it, losers not less If, succecding, we lose the Christmas out o* our year, the Christmas spirit out of our lives.
THE TRAVELLER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
THE TRAVELLER. A reply to Rudyard Kipling's "Ho Travels Fastest Who Travels Alone." Who travels alone with his eye on tho heights, Though he laughs in the daytime, oft weeps through tho nights i'"or courage goes down with the set of the sun, When the toil of the journey is ali borne by one. He speeds but to grief, though full gaily he ride. Who travels alone without Love by Ills side. Who travels alone, without lover or frlenil, But hurries from nothing, to nought at the end; Though great bo his winnings, and high be his goal, lie is bankrupt in wisdom, and beg gared in soul. Life's one gift of value to him is de nied Who travels alone without Love at hfs aide. It is easy enough in this world to make haste If we live for that purpose; but think of the waste! For lire is a poem to leisurely read, And the joy of a journey lies not In its speed. Oh! vain his achievement, and petty his pride, Who travels alone without Love at his aide.
Books and Bacon. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
Books and Bacon. A miner, who was proud of bis boy's attainments at school, one even ing; picked up a home-lesson book and read from it a quotation which ran like this: "Some books should be tasted, some swallowed, and some chewed and digested.—Bacon." Turn ins to his boy, he said: — "What's this, sonuie? Thou doesn't eat books at school, does tha? I know yon are very clever, but you cannot do those nannygoat tricks, I'm sure. I'll warrant that'll be one of those printer's errors, sonnie." "Oh, no, father," said the boy. "Me taphorically speaking, we eat books." "Now, you cannot diddle me like that," said the father. "I didn't go to school very long, hut I ken that's one of those printer's errors. Why, son nie, can thou not see? He's put the word 'Bacon' in the wrong place. It should be, 'Some bacon should be tasted, some swallowed, and some chewed and digested. There is contagion in a sweet and beautiful character, for health is con tagious as well as disease. We are all the time g...
GLAD-EYE MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
GLAD-EYE MEN. Forty Chicago septuagenarians have formed themselves into a "Club of Borrowed Time." With "the ob ject of outwitting Father Time, the following rules were drafted for the guidance of membera by their presi dent, Mr. A. T. Hemingway, himself a man of seventy-five:— "Remain a boy till the end of time. "Be married. "Be moderate and temperate in all things. "Read your Bible. "Smile when you retire, smile when you awake, smile -when things go wrong, and keep on smiling." No person under seventy is eligible fr>r membership, and every new mem ber must pledge himself "to keep young and to cultivate the glad eye" for the rest of the time'that he re mains on earth.
IMPROVING THE MEMORY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
IMPROVING THE MEMORY. Notebooks are the worst enemies of a good memory. If you don't use your legs, the muscles get flabby and are unable to stand any sudden strain Imposed upon them. The same thing happens with the memory. When you form the habit of Jotting down in a notebook every trifling item you wish to remember, you cannot reasonably expect the neglected memory to do Its work efficiently. You have, perhaps, heard that the best way to make sure of awaking at a particular hour In the morning is to say the hour aloud to yourself sev eral times just 'before nestling down to sleep. Should you intend to rise at six o'clock you impress this hour upon the mind so firmly that you are almost sure to awake somewhere near it. By extending this system, you can obtain a quite serviceable memory. Associate things together. Make an assertion like, "After I have cleaned my bicycle to-morrow I must do so and-so," and let the command sink in. The two duties may be totally dissim ilar, yet you wi...
GUARDING STATE SECRETS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
GUARDING STATE SECRETS. Every Foreign Office In Europe acta on the theory that an army of spies la constantly on the alert to steal Its secrets, and infinite precautions are taken to baffle their efforts. Very shortly after the first use of blotting-paper it was discovered that it was quite possible to cause blotting-pads to give up jealously guarded secrets by simply holding It in- front of a mirror. Long after all the commercial world had forgotten the existence of such a thing, the Hritish Foreign Office used a sand shaker to dry its Important written documents. Then specially manufactured ink blotting-paper was used, iu; this was not found to be absolutely ••yy-proof. and a return to the eand-sbator ads contemplated, when someone suggest ed the simple expedient of a small ab sorbent roller. Those rollers It vc slnco been used for drying dip''>m'itii documents. Whdn such a roller has been run up and down a document once or twice, the cleverest spy in the world is at liberty to...
GO-AHEAD VILLAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
GO-AHEAD VILLAGE. As a result of the hobby of a young resident in Hurstmonceaux, this pretty Sussox village now enJoyB all the advantages of an electric light in stallation. Mr. C. \V. Von Roemer, son of Baron Von Roemer, took up electrical engineering as a hobby a few years ago, fitting up his father's house with electric light. To-day, as the result of this early hobby, the vil lage at night resembles a patch of Piccadilly, and housewives turn on a switch to cook their husbands' din ners and heat their rooms. When I visited this "electric vil lage," says a writer, I found that nearly everybody, including the blacksmith, butcher and baker, were using electric power to help them In their work. Mr. Von Roemer explained how the "miracle" had been brought about. "After fitting up my father's house with electric light," he said, "I though it would be a good Idea to ox tend the plant to the village. "At first the villagers objected. They had never known any other light except candles and...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Pickles may be kept from becoming mouldy by laving a little bag of mus tard on the top of the pickle jar. Should the smell of burnt food per meate the house, immediately pu: vinegar on to boil and th i odor v\ ill be counteracted. Mot water used both iuciirr.aliy and externally is highly ree;>mmeinii;d by medical men as a cure fo^ insomnia Bathing the feet in hot water is said to be particularly efficacious. A few drops of castor nil w:;l be found most bcneficial 'o drooping ferns. Drop the castor oil on the roots, and soak the ferns ii a pall of water all night. In a week a marked improvement will be noticeable. Eggs often burst when bailing if not quite fresh. To prevent this, be fore boiling make a puncture vitn u needle in large end of egg, passing through shell and the skin in?Me. Through this fracture the expanding gas will make good its escape. To lengthen the service of an Incan descent mantle, put a string through the loop at the top of the man tle, and...
STRANGE TIMEKEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
STRANGE TIMEKEEPERS. To ascertain the time at night the Apache Indians employed a gourd 011 which the stars of the heavens were marked. As the constellations rose In the sky the Indian referred to his gourd and found out the hour. By turning the gourd around he could tell the order in which the constella tions might be expected to appear. The hill people of Assam reckon time and distance by the number of quids of betel nuts chewed. It will be remembered how, according to Wash ington Irving, the Dutch Colonial As sembly was invariably dismissed at the last puff of the third pipe of to bacco of Governor Wouter Van Twll ler. A Montagnis Indian of Canada will set up a tall stick in the snow when travelling ahead of friends who are to follow. He marks with his foot the line of shadow cf\st, and T>y the change in the angle of the shadow the oncoming party can tell, on arriving at the spot, about how far ahead the leader is. In love-making ,as in other art», those do it best who cannot ...
A Good Two Miles. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
A Good Two Miles. I After a hard day's work at manoeu vres, a battalion ot Boldlers were marching wearily along a seemingly interminable country road, when they met a man on horseback. • I say," said the oltlcer In command, "how far is it to the next town?" "About two miles," was tlio reply. For another hour tho soldiers tramped, and then met another stran ger. "How far is It to the next town?" he was asked. "A good two miles, 1 should say." was the reply. Another hour passed, and then an other horseman was encountered. "How far?" he repeated, in answer to the same question; "oh, not tar, only about two miles." "Well," sighed the optimistic offi cer, "thank goodness, we are holding our own, anyhow." Good for tho Quaker. In describing his own wedding, the author of "A Retrospect of Forty Years" records the remark of a guest, of which he says, "For genuine Qua ker wit this will bo found hard to match. The bridal couple received a striking salutation from a Quaker client of the bridegr...
New Thatch, Sir? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
New Thatch, Sir? Tho barber to his victim said, "Our liair-restoror, try. I'm sure it you take my advice, you'll benefit there by." "It does not recommend itself, so pray to me don't prate," as scornful ly he gazed upon the barber's shiny pate. Tho barber said, "I show 'Before,' 1 solemnly declare; for representing 'After use,' take my assistant's hair!"
Ain't It Fine To-Day? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
Ain't It Fine To-Day? What's do uso o' always weepin', Makin' trouble last? What's de use o' alwayB keepln' Thinkin' o' de past? Each must hab his tribulation; Watah with his wine. Lire! it am 110 celebration. Trouble! Ah've had mine; But to-day am fine. It's to-day dat Ah'm livin', Not a month ago; llavin', losin', takln', glvln', Ab time wills it so. Yesterday a cloud o' sorrow Fell across de way; It may rain—'but, say, Ain't it fine to-day?
A Witty Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
A Witty Woman. Some stories told about Mrs. "Wei don, the celebrated "Modern Portia," who recently passed away, indicate what a clever woman she was. She once set the court laughing ow ing to her replies to counsel. "You are Mrs. Georgiana Weldon?" .-ho was asked. 'No, 1 am not!" came the prompt reply. "But surely you ure the wife of Mr. Weidon?" "Yes, I am." Finally alio enlightened the barris ter, who had come near to losing his tempi r, ihaL her name was Georgina, not Georgiana. "Why couldn't you have said that at first?" he thundered. "Because, she answered, in her sweetest accents, "you never aski'ii me!" On another occasion, in the Court of Appeal, she urged as one of the i grounds cf her complaint that the 1 judge who had given the decision j against her was too o!d to understand ' the ease. The chief judge reminded her that the last time she was there she complained that her case had been tried by a "bit of u boy" who could not do her justice. "What age do you want a judge t...
CHAPTER XIX. The Ship Comes to Port. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
CHAPTER XIX. The Ship Comes to Port. I. Hugh had a vague idea as to Mat Michel's reason for their voyage to Chnrhoure: .lint It wap verv indeflnltp and the philosopher no longer spoke about it. A brusque "Ye shall know when the time comes/' was the best that could be got out of him, and even George Hedges, with a prime clerical faculty of interrogation, did next to nothing with such a seen: oracle. Mat feared to disappoint his friends and held his tongue. The only person on board who seemed to un derstand him was Madame Adele. Cintra, all said and done, had been but a house of captivity to her. A. neurotic dream of love, dreamed by one who was doomed to die, had giv en place speedily to the darker liou** when she had come to understand tin tragic jest which Fate had planned for her. Taken from her home as by magic, now she turned wistful eyes to France again, desiring the little house by the railway, and the friends to whom she was flesh and blood and not the Madonna of a picture. T...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
St. Denys was the most amazed man in Suffolk when his sister told liim to have his clothes Hacked an.I to take himself off from Datton. Ha really thought that a usually clever woman was losing her wits. "What, Minnie, hut you saiil your self that it was doing me a devilish lot of good, now, didn't yon?" "You are certainly better for a few days of sobriety, Desmond . . . I think if you continue, that you may live some years longer. But I cannot have you here next week; I am ex pecting guests." "Guests—good God—aren't I a guest? Do you turn me out for , strangers, Minnie?" "Exactly what 1 am proposing to do . . . in very plain words, Desmond. When it 1b convenient, I will sen.l for you again." The man pulled fiercely at his auburn moustache, ami seemed quite | crushed by the indignity. | "In that case," he said, with a vain seeking after the majestic, "in thai ! case, 1 take the kid—you'll see if 1 don't." j Her ladyship raised her eyes and merely looked at him—ho knew that ! ;;lance ...
THE LADIES' COLUMN PHILOSOPHY OF FURNITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
THE LADIES' COLUMN PHILOSOPHY OF FURNITURE. Anybody with money in hand can select and purchase furniture, and any hands can place said furniture around the four walls of a parlor, boudoir, or bedroom; but I here is furniture and furniiure, furnishing and furnishing, and I herein lies the philosophy We write of: not that inanimate wood has tills of itself, but the maker of eacli piece of furniture, be it of sim ple pine or walmu, the old-time ma hogany, or the much-prized oaken fur niture of today, has wrought into it, with each planing and chiselling, each twist and curve, ihe mind of the mas ter who controls its shapeliness; as his eye is artislic and delights itself in the beautiful, so he wills the block of raw material shall acquire a like symmetry nnd chastencss. Vet, granted all this prepared in or der for the purchaser, the household er is not by this assured a tastefully furnished home. A taste to fashion is one thing, and a taste to select and arrange another. The buyer sho...
LORD STRATHCONA AND THE "WHITE WASH." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 29 May 1914
LORD STRATHCONA AND THE "WHITE WASH." From the time he emigrated to Can ada, at the age of eighteen, until lie was forty-eight, the late Lord Strath cona spent all his time at various posts of the Hudson Bay Company, newly located on the Labrador. In all those thirty years among the northern Indians and the Eskimos, Donald Smith, aB he theu was, held li'mself strictly to the nicetieB of lifo; so that when, as a man of middle age, lie returned to civilised life and the highest ofllce in the gift of the Hud son Bay Company, there were no rough edges of either speech or man ner to be overcome. Nothing shows this better than a story told on the Labrador while he wits governor of the company. It is a rule of the Hudson Bay Company that no woman Bliall be allowed pass age on its boats. One day, as a steam er of the company neared one of the northernmost ports, a string of white garments was seen stretched across dcck. The watchers were amazed; for to them the wash-line suggested only the ...