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MET ONE DAY, MARRIED NEXT Some Recent Records in Lightning Matrimonial Ventures. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
I MET ONE DAY, MARRIED NEXT Some Recent Records In Llghtnlnc Matrimonial Ventures. Mr. Leslie Frnflf.-r Duncan, tho tall est Scotsman In London—he measures six fetit six inches in his stockings —can lay claim to bo the kin# of matrimonial gaineMcrs. Four timea in the cuurso of his long life—ho iH ninety-two years old —ho has married girls whose acquain tance he made hy chance only a few hours previously, und what 1» even more remarkable, each of ii» mar riages has turned out trumps. Hit* first wife, who was a native of Math, ho got into communication with through u matrimonial advertisement, travelled down to Interview her with the licence In his pocket, and mar ried her the next day. They lived an ideally happy Hfo until her death twelve years afterwards. He met his second wife in a west Ijound city omnibus, proposed after four or livo mlnutea' conversation, was accepted by the time the ve hicle. had reached the Marble Arrh and next day wan married. She made him happy for another t...
FROM FAR AND NEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
FROM FAR AND NEAR. A baseball player In America has been insured for £10,000. "Wllhelmina of Holland ig the only actually ruling Queen In tbe civilised world. Every square mile of the United States bus thirty-two inhabitants on the average. A woman's suffrage bill has been puseed by the Illinois Legislature, aud will become law next month. A lock of hair from tho head of George Washington wus bought at an aucttou sale in New York for .CDti. George Stephenson's engine, the Koeket, weighed 4% tons, while a modern engine can weigh as much ae 100 tons. The boots worn by a professional diver weigh 201b. each. Tho helmet weighs 401b. and tho diver also car ries SOlb. additional weight. There are no less than 1,200,000,000 tous of coal deposit in Japan. This coal is now being mined at the rate of 14,000,000 tous a year. It took three men twenty-five min utes to release Dr. Zlppert. of New York, who had become wedged in a telephone box. The doctor weighs over 21 stone. • Known as the Klepto...
Well Timed. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Well Timed. Tnai o:ru;r!y wag a Tory fine ser in?::." jia:d an enthusiastic church riier.iber who was an ardent -admirer ; o: tho usiaister. "A fine fermon, aod v.ol'. timed. toe.** "Yes." answered his unadmiring neighbor, -it certainly was well timed. Fu'.ly half the congregation' luid their watches out."
There! [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
There! "Win* do you tliiuk of Miss Call* hope's voice!" whispered the tall .girl with the mountainous pompadour. "She sings like a.pirate." growled the ru-Jc man in.the starry-vest. "Like a pirate? .Gracious! And.I what is the resemblance?" J "She's rough on .the high C's." j
Hopeful. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Hopeful. A stranger entered church in the middle of the sermon, and seated,him self In the back pew. After a while he began to fidget. Leaning orer to the white-haired man at his side, he whispered: "How long has'he been preaching?" "Thirty r forty years, 1 think," the old man answered. "1 don't know ex actly." Til stay, then." decided the stran ger. "He must be nearly done."
Might Be Good—In-Parts. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
Might Be Good—In-Parts. A y uiiK artist onco persuaded ; Whistler to come and view ills latest effort. The two stood'before.the can vas for some moments in silence. Fi nally, the young man asked-timidly:' "Don't yc»i think, sir, that this paint- . inp of mine is—well—or—tolerable?" Waieiier's eyes twinkled danger "What is your opinion of a toler able egg?" he asked.
CHAPTER VIII. The Treasure Trove. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
CHAPTER VIII. The Treasure Trove. Ida ran lip the rickety staircase. In trout of her, out of a door that was slightly open, there came a flood of clear yellow light. As she pushed , her way Into the room she saw stand ing on the Iloor o standard lamp with a, green silk shade. It looked start out of place until she observed that the room was comfortably, not to say luxuriously, furnished. There was a thick carpet on the floor, some good prints on the walls, and In the modern grate a bright lire burnt cheer fully. The bed was of brass and the coverlet was clean and will to as If fresh from the laundry. Lying on his back there with face turned upwards lay the patient. I-Iis eyes were open, but there was no expression in them, and it was plain that they saw noth ing. The man muttered from time to time, but the words were slurred, and Ida could not catch the meaning. Her heart overflowing with sheer pity and womanliness, she aproached the bed and laid a cool, slim hand upon tho patient's...
CHAPTER IX. Following the Track. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
CHAPTER IX. Following tho Track. ' About the saute lima that Ida reached Covent Garden, John Glas gow's taxi pulled up in front of the famous costumier's, almost within a stone.'s throw of .he building where the dance was takUg place. If Glas gow were In a hurry he did not show It, for he Btrolled Into the establish ment wJth the air of ono who Is ..in two minds whether lit should go cn with his project or not. An attend* ant canio forward and asked his busi ness. "Well," ho said, "I thought of go ing to thb dance next door, but it'B late, and 1 must be satlsllod with something simple in the way of cos tume—a dignitary of tho Church or something of that sort. No, stop!—I had forgotten that a disguise is neces Gary. I must have a beard and plenty of hair on my faco. Can you suggest a dress that would not interfere with the freedom of my limbs. I may be called away at any momenf, and must be able to leave at once without ex citing any notico or comment. Tho assistant cogitated for a m...
WHY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN. They Throw Off Disease More Easily. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
WHY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN. They Throw Off Disease More Easily. The fact that in almost all civilised countries woman outnumber men hue boon ascribed lo the higher birth-rate of girl babies; yet statistics. Bhow that 105 boys nrc born to every 100 glrly. According to figures compiled by a European statistician, the girl has a hotter chance than the boy of attain ing maturity. Ho finds that from the third to the fifteenth year the mortality for both sexes Is tho same; from tho.fifteenth to tho nineteenth year, tho critical age for girls, the girl's dinner# are slightly better than tho boy'B; from tho thirtieth year to the thirty-fifth tho mortality among women is smaller until the seventieth year. Then for n decade and a half the aexea once more have the same chance of survival, but i above eighty-five years of ngo woman again stands a much better chance; than man. To account for this difference the statistician points out that woman has greater resilience In shaking off di seases than ...
MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. At Geneva recently a professional acrobat who performs on a trapeze attached to a balloon fell Into the Lake of Zurich, a distance of 1500ft. lie swam unhurt to the shore, just missing death by a few yards, for had he eprung from his seat when within 50ft. of tho lako ho would have been dashed to pieces on the rocks. Several instances of people falling from incredible heights and surviv ing to tell the tale can be quoted. At Brighton quite recently an actor known as Lieutenant Daring, who was playing tho part of n naval ofllcer who is attacked by brigands in a cinematograph play, and who wa& sup posed to slip over tho cliff—in reality, however, to stand on a plank which had been placed below to make the ; illusion complete—missed his footing and fell DOft. below into the sea, es caping with a epralued wrist. An even more miraculous escape after a fall over a cliff was that of a soven-year-oid child who had been gathering IlowerB on Culver Cliff, near Sand...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
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NEW YEAR'S DAT CUSTOMS [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
NEW YEAR'S DAT CUSTOMS J It Is surprising how many quaint customs and beliefs concerning Now Now Year's Day stilt survive In out of-the-way places (sayB "The Westmin ster Gazette"). Ono of the oldest cus toms, which originated in nnclent Rome. Is tho giving of presonta Tills custom flourished at the English Court until the seventeenth century, and still exists In Scotland. strango belief In somo parts of tho country is that no washing must bo dono on Now Tear's Day for fear of washing somo member of tho family out of oxletenco during the cns*ulng year. From Cornwall comes a superstltltlon which tells how to ensure a plentiful supply of money. On New Year's 12vo a coin Is placed outside upon the wlndow-slll and must not be taken in until tho Now Year; money wilt then continue to como in all the vear. (It is not advisable to put your coin on tho sill of a ground-floor win dow, or money may go out instead of 1 coming in!) I
POETRY POPULAR [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
POETRY POPULAR "Jacob Omnium." in "The Book seller/' ntates that Mr Harold Monro, who courageously started the Poetry Book Shop In Devonshire street, Theo bald's road, just twelvo months ago, is able to declare himself quite satisfied with the result of the first year's work ing of the experiment The reading room, it appear* has been so much appreciated that people have some times had to be turned away through lack of seating accommodation, and, in the more practical matter of sales, encouraging business appears to have been done*
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
in Liquor. IT 18 A POPULAR TONIO. BUY WHOLE BOTTiLES. ROBUR Nobody realise* better than a hospital nurse the benefit of a freshly made cup of tea. She haa to be always on the alert, and from the time she goes on duty till she comes off it's one constant strain—and if she is in charge of a big ward she is kept on her feet so much that sometime* she feels just ready to drop. I find a cup of "Robur" tea before I go on duty, and another after I come off keeps me right —I prefer the "Robur" to any other tea because It is pure, and because I've found it most refreshing—but there, you'll know all about it yourself when you try it—The No. 1 Grade is the tea you should get. Tht Nursi. irgn Br«s. wmmh MmlMnm COLAS, VIC. ! CtailM M m* nmtit ma •• tk« Hum. V ITADATIO RESTORES ENERGY 8. A. PALMER, 489 Fllnder* Lane, Melbourne. Mention this p*p*r« JRPB fm W»M&lt; er CiiniMinai ALL SIZES AND All* UKCTHS ALSTON'S Patent That wUlut a lifetime That will not leak wbea IM That will not crack wf...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A Friend Advised Her. The following letter from Mrs. Tho ■nas Prowu, of Healesrille Vic., will prove interesting to -nany of our readers:— "Some time ago 1 suffered from a severe attack of kidney complaint. The first symptoms were great weak ness aud emaciation -with terrible 3ai» ail over my body, especially '.uross my back. My 'whole body was racked with pain and I could get but lttle ease day or nlgbt. Medicines were prescribed for mo, but failed to do me any good. I cared very little vhat became of me, I was bo weak and miserable. . I had nearly given up all hope when a friend advlaod me to try Warner's Safe . Cure. I commenced to take it and derived great benefit from taking the contents of the first bottle. 1 continued to lake the medicine, getting stronger ind better every day. I soon regain ed my former strength and .energy, Lhe paln& all left me, and I seemed to . lave a .ntr,v lease of Ufe. I am now juite strong and happy." Warner's Safe Cure .is a wonderful •emedy...
AEROPLANE ON ROOF [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
AEROPLANE ON ROOF j Paris has got over being" surprised at the sight of flying machines (6ays "Lloyd's Weekly News" of January 18). hut the population of Javel. a working luarter between the Eiffel Tower and the aerodrome of Iasy-les-Moullneuax. sot excited last week when they saw in aeroplane plunge downwards over the streets and finally crash on to the roof of a factory in the Rue Palm Charles?. There was a rush to the fac tory, for it was feared that the accident ' was serious, but the crowd were met 'by the aviator, M. Gilbert, who, quite ,calm, and without a scratch, was de scending the stairs, which he had ! reached through the hole made in the ! roof by the falling aeroplane. M. Gilbert sold his engine had failed, lie looked about for a landing-place, but ^ould see nothing but houses, factories, and market garden plots. The broad road would have served his purpose, but there were a number of children scattered along It. staring Jn wonder at the aeroplane so close above them. ...