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THE ART OF NAMES. Illuminating Facts. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
THE ART OF NAMES. Illuminating Facts. It Is due to the vivid imagination ot women that so mary at us are lahe, led with strange names and appare,.ln. I meaningless surnames (w)ays Brig. Gin. XV. L. White, in the \ettmin-tor "Gazette"). Prior to the eleventltil cen : tury a man chili was- iven t si-i'- nlnle, which, to nlalte it (Ietinctivej wan qualitled, as he grew oldlr, by: (1) Ils fathers name (p:a'rlonynice nalme) ; or (") the namte of the locality where he lived (local naitens); or (Ii the namne of his statuls, trade, or oc-i. p-ti-on or (.)I a nicknan e. l.et u; sup: pols- that ollr Itan was n:mnel I.ichard. If is his turn, i.e name,! his son ohni. that John, to distinguish him from a loIs eat ot!ler Johntis, was clled J.Ioh Iticharduson (or Richrdsl). John. in his turn, having a son. natues hi!i Riiclh?rd. in lmemory of his own Ifather. This Richarld, the second, to distin goish him from ma:ny others of th;t namen became RIichard Join.en (Johns or Jones). It is obvious that ...
Seasonable Conundrums. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
Seasonable Conundrums. Brown: What every years comes as a borO, when pails and brooms cover the floor, and chlairs and tables block th11 door? .ovea: Sprlng-cleaning. Smith: What makes you searclh for thlingI. in vain, so causing you to miss your Itrain, and think it's all a silly game' Jonle5 and Brown: Spring-cleaning. Joenls: VlWhat is it makes yell sit and wait for nleals, whichll at Euch rimes :ire late, and makes you quite wihll passion lshake? Smith: Spring-cleaning. Brown: lshat makes you work with m5ain and miglht, In laying carpets downi at night, with the vain hope to ,t. thiings right? Jones and Smith: Spring-cleaning. Smith: lWhat makes yoll stamp and lcratchll your head, anLrage until your face is red, and wish, alas! that you were lead? IBrown anrd1 Jones: SDring-lcleaning Jones: What must be done, come weal or woo, or else your wife becomes yol:r foe, which is not very nice and s!o--" "All together: We must endure ... Epring-cleanling. Contradict yourself early and o...
EDITORS, BEWARE! [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
EDITORS, BEWARE! She crushed the paper In her hand,. Her lip, it quivered so! If you'd been there, you'd never stand Such prettiness and woe. The cause? Well, have it if you must, How stale the history gets! They'd "s-sent-her s-story-back!" with just "The Editor's regrets." She dried her tears-regrets are vain! She sought an interview. He saw her, and-"please call again," Ie said. But so would you! Then he proposed-all in a jiff! The girl Ehe answered "Let's." Sometimes I can't hIp wondering if "The Editor regrets."
Remarkable Bee-hive. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
Remarkable Bee-hive. -4-- ITn the course of renewing the roof of Castlehill IHouse, a late 18th-century mansion neia Ayr, the workmen came tuponl a hive of bees whic'h hlas boen known to have been Iocated under thle alates for thle pant tifty yours. The hive andl store of honey was found to have grown to extraordi nary proportion,. the Iquantity of accumulated honey and ceiomb h;aving leciome so great as to endanger by its weight the struicture on which it rested. 'lThe hl ees, of which there were thoulsands, were killed so as to enable the workmen to eromove the store. The tuo ecy, which wan in ai perfect state of prenervation., vwas remoed in painilfuls, it mulst have amouonted to several hundred weights. "What'i his hlbtness 7" "Raising the duet." "What d'ye mean 7?' "He's a gold miner," "I a?kedl her to come down to etd asd et married." "What did aie "aa ?" "Said he wajehd aoi, aRhe had anoth?er e?gagen t." "I want ten lpo d o ~ cOs.a t "In the hba 7" "We l!" Tboa you'd be~tar g...
The Miner's Rat. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
The Miner's Rat. During a recent inquiry into an accident on one of the ltanl mines, an old miner giving evidence was asked : "You refused to work at this place; why? Did you notice any thing wrong ?" He replied: " .o, sir, but I knew the ground must he bad; the rats were all leaving it." Except among miners, few people on the Rand appreciate the old sai lors' beli. that "rats desert a sink ing ship" is just as strongly held by old miners. Spoken to a few days ago, one miner said: " All old miners know that rats will never -stay where there is caving ground. Old miners will always tell you that, whether they come from England, Australia, or America. When an old miner notices that the rats are going, he always tries to find ost what is wrong. TI he can't, he generally has enough sense to get out himself." Ists are to be found in very large numbers in all old workings on the JReef: their forbears probably ient hblow originally in boxes ,of cnndles or other stores. Miners never kill th...
NAVAL PRIZE-MONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
NAVAL PRIZE-MONEY. Dating hack to the earliaet years of Britain's supremacy at sea, the custom of allowing naval prize rlon~eyv-which it is proposed- shall now he abolished-recalls sonme in teresting facts about the dnys when iri e money was a great induce ment to recruiting for the Fleet. '".lack Tar' has shared in little lpri?e nloniiy sinie the days of Nel on, except when ihe lhas been en gagedi in the capture of slavers on the east and Uwent CoaStS of Africa. In the days when we sailed the Spanish Main, however, considerable fortunes wsre secured in the way of loot hby olticers and men. 'hte bhiggest haul of prize money on record, having regard to the indi sidual shares. occurred in limil. when the Ilritish friates Actaneon and Favourite capt'lred a Spanish galleon. On dividlin .p the loot the shares workedl out .s follows : (Captains, £65eim(); lieutenants. £1:,,000 : warrant olicers, £4,338; petty ohficers, £1,900 ; and seaemen and marines, £485. Another instance of the captur...
A MURDEROUS TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
A MURDEROUS TREE. There is a singular tree in Cuba called the yaguey-tree. It begins to grow at the top of another tree. The seed is carried by a bird, or wafted by th? wind, and, falling into some moist, branching part, takes root, and speedily begins to grow. It sends a kind of thin, string-like root down the body of the tree, which is soon followed by others. In course : of time these rootings strike the ground, and growth immediately commences uDward. New rootings continue to be formed and get strength, until the one tree grows as a net round the other. The outside one surrounds and presses the inner, strangling its life, and aug menting its own power. At last the tree within is killed, and the parasite that hak taken possession becomes itself the tree.
THE POWER OF ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
THE POWER OF ADVERTISING. A Berlin pastrycoole, finding his business decreasing, cudgelled his brains for some novel and effective advertising scheme, and at last hit, on one which promised at least to be inexpensive. For(a few shillings he Inserted a notice in a leading daily: "Young lady, well-to-do, fond of mu sic, fresh complexion, magnificent hair, hlgh-souled, and of irreproach able past, would marry a nobleheart ed man, not too advanced in age. Address X.Y.Z., Poste itestante," etc. Berlin evidently boasts many noble hearted bachelors, for no less than five hundred wrote asking for an as pointment The pastrycook penned to each a brief and perfumed billl't doux! - "Deeply touched by your offe'. meet me Tuesday, at 5 p.n, in the end room at A. B.'s (pastrycook's), ---strasse 19. Utmost discretion begged. Tuesday came, and the noble five hundred-barring a few invalIdl, sceptics and busy men, swarmed into the end room from 4.30 onwardis. They naturally ordered light refresh ment,...
SAVED BY STILTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
SAVED BY STILTS. Here is an interesting story of iow a pair of stilts once saved a man's life when he was In deadly danger. Some years ago, a certain lir. A It. Watson ascended the famous Mauna Loa Volcano In the Hawallan Islands in order to watch an eruption which was beginning. The party consisted of five people. Nearing the tree line, Mr. Watson left his companions in order to ex amlne the southern cone. Suddenly there came a great gush of lava which ran down close by him. and, dividing into two, hemmed him in on an island surroundgd by rivers of fire. it was ah awful situation, but Mr. WVatson was equal to it. Near him was a thicket of small, straight trees of the kind known as iron wood, a timber which is intensely hard and tough. He at once set to work with his knife to make a pair of stilts. All night he worked, and by morning they were ready. Mounting them, he walked boldly through the broad river of molten rock. The wood smoulder ed, the fearful heat blistered his face and ...
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by Arrangement with Cassell and Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXXIV. Remorse. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRILIAM t BRO\.N. Author of "The Soul of Lucil:e." "The League of the Sacred Scarab,"I etc. Published by Arra g-'nir. t t.vwi Casnell and Co. All Rtights Reaerve.. CI.\APTER XXX!V. Remorse. Angus Galbra!th tto:l : th . place for a Ion:: tint mrot i'.: l..' to himself Iih .thoovnd in h .: ,ac. th S intense agitatio:n oaf hi.t ih.a:r. No and again a siglh enca,- .it . and hi. lips moved as it i pra:,r . - ut th,' ' was In hi heart a profoui:i tha:ki ness that thiis erovrinh tr::n c;y b been spard him. In !I; bt u ra::: pa. salon he had be:en carri&lt;ed az:t-.'.:. now all his soul r,'-oir.d :I !ah, bar. thought of what ntight tia,: b,_en. ii tr. surely. surely rLic :. I thir truth, as he made that sn-lr:il on -::. Surely it wouldl be will qilti :?h.. chitl--swtect. gentle Elsle---for low, of e:ttom he had nearly gone to his doom. a fratrlcitle? lIe stole ott rip-toe towarlds the door of the tinner roomt. and lpeped within. A softened loek was on his face an...
Different Walks. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
Different Walks. (Colntre' people andl the dwellere in cit is htv e 'lijlerenit wailk' ;Ircrrdl ing to lr. I"elix 1egnil it. ThI, city ' Ima 'm i -hort stein, holb i his oliy erect, kit-ps hii lego :-triih., inn strikes the iv.renttntt lsharply witih hisi heels h-fore put tiing dJw,' the restL of, hif foIot. T'he coltntri nl;ln ttakes ;t lnger stride hie Iens foruward lkeeping his liket?i bhent, Slides is foot ovier the ground and iolns his weight upon the whole sole at once. ELch Inethrlhod f walking hits ito town merit. 'IThe country man'a method enabl-es hi to gt t over greater dlistane?. withtout fatigule if the road is fairly even. If, however, it ii rough or brokenr lie at once and inotinetively adopts the mode of the city man. "What harve you being iloing for the last hour ?." .Oh, J?at admir ing the scenery." "What were you looking at ?" ".A mirror."
Things Science Cannot Explain. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
Things Science Cannot Explain. How sunlight turns grapes into sugar. Why the sap of trees is not frozen in winter. Why it is. that many mtkrobes can be boiled and still live. How a bat can see to catch mos quitoes on a pitch dark night. By what sense a pigeon finds its way home from a great distance. How the pain of a cut is carried by the nerves from the finger-tip to the hrain. l -hw seeds sown in the autumn rc silt the frosts of winter and get minate as soon as spring conimes. Irow a chicketn ten ,econds after corning out of its ts knows how to balance itself on its feet, run abhout, aed rpik foosd. li 'rt it is that, i tie ealrth is as? lldas we have oerv reason to le liege.the radium in it has not et I girln aH all its energy, hut seenis to he disr?harging just at much as it ever gave.
An Easily-made Washstand Substitute. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
An Easily-made Wash stand Substitute. -- Our first illustration gives an adequate idea of a contrivance which- may take the place of a washstand, when it is not expedient for various reasons to fit a room with this article of furniture. As the sketch shows, it consists of a shelf with a roundied front fixed into :a corner at a suitable height from the floor. Two pieces of board nailed above it form. a backing, partly to add to the ap pearance of the lfitment,;partly to prevent splashing of the wall. Drap ery may be added as a frill. The shelf. may be enamelled or Ihe covered with oilcloth or other ma terial. As the fitment has to hold a heavy weight it must be strong. Ii is, therefore, necessary that' its attachment to the walls should be rather more secllre than nails dri ven into the plaster alone can bring shabout. Fortunately it is not diull cult to gain this end. The supports of the shelf may ,e produced first. Two are requoired, one 1Ift. 6in. long, 2irr. wide. and 1in. thick,...
The Pope's Sisters. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
The Pope's _A AA It is now mora than a. year since the death of- tihe eldiaet s?ter of Iuope Piuss X.n who. with her ti, '(oungr sistes an taheir niece. Gil?la Sarolin, liied in a husimible apertt nt in the Piasra Ruhticuci, loane to the sast mnas oi the Vatican f'alace. The sisters of the Pope are char acteristic andi interacting iigur"-. who, notiwithsitandinrg the exalted po'ition of their brother, remain in tihe Eternal City as .simple and Iun pretendinig ais in their early days at Itiese' Like most women of their clas.. they never wear hats out o(f Idoors, and when they go to chuirch drape i piec-e of black lace over their heads in Venetian fashion. UInahble to read or write at all fluently, like many of their type in Italy, tlhey are extremely shrewd and full of good comnmon sense, and are most notable hounewive', whose only regret is that since their illustrious brother has hbeen installed in the Vintican theyr can noi longer see after his creature crn- forts as they dicl thr...
ROPE-FILLED HORSESHOE FOR CITY STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
R~OPE-FILLED HORSESHOE : FOR CITY STREETS. A rnp*-filled h rir Iwh'o, in crnnlnon uso in (.(r-nn\ . nay slve nne of the gr,,altest prnhlemns in lloeing hnr.s, that of providing a shoi, that u-ill gjrip .lipprry asphultt and paved street surfiaces. The tread surface of the shoe is made with raised edges, and in the groove thlus formed tbr-soaked* rope is securelyi fastened, so that it projects slight ly below the metal edges. The rope centre mnake.s n cushion for the horse and quickly picks up sand and small stones, which become per manently imbedded in the surface and supply the Jriction necesaary to prevent slipping.
YOUR MORNING BATH. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
YOUR MORNIFIG BATH.:? WHAIIT (YOUI S1HO LI' 'I?NOW ABOUT HT. "The chief value of aithing lies in its exhilaration. Don't make a penance of,.it. If 3ou don t enjoy it, it's doi5 yovu harmn. 'The g'ood of the 'batih. is in the reaction.- the glow that follows it, not il the plunge itself. Cold in gnmleral, and cold water in particulier, is a tonic. First to the nervous systenr, througlI its branches in the skin. secornd to the heart and hloodl raels as shown in the glow. and third to the mua cles and digestive glands. It is the best appetiser known, worth all the tonics and bitters in existence. But, like any other tonic, while a small dose stimulates, a large one depresses. And the sire of the dose depends entirely on the bather. For a strong, vigorous person, in the primne of life, nothing is better than the cold plunge. It exhilarates, it clears the brain of the cobwebs of the night: it sends the blood hum ming through .the veins as nothing else in the wide world can. But it takes ...
An Awful Ornament. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
An Awful Ornament. It is a curious study to note the variety of feminine ornmenenta tion in the different nations, and how what may be considered as a beautifier by one race becomes a positive monstrosity and deform ity in the eyes of another. One of the most curious decors tions in the world is adopted by the women of the 3Ianganja tribe, inhabiting a country in Africa near one of the northern tribu taries of the Zambesi. It is called the "pelele." This if a ring, but it is fixed nei ther in''the 'ear nor the nose; as with other races, but in the. upper lip. -- It is a ring made of Ivory. metal, or bamboo, according to the wealth of the wearer, is nearly an inch in thickness, and varies in diameter at the will of the wearer, many being nearly three inches " diameter from outer edge to edge. When the girls are very young they have the lip pierced with two holes close to the nose, and a small wooden pIreg inserted to keep the wound from closing. When the wound heals two small holes a...
Mask of Death. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
M ask of Death. A curious mask of death was de scribed by Captain Nuge?nt before the Royal Geographical Society, when he gave some of his exper iences as a member of the Anglo Germnan Comrlission which marked the boundaries of Nigeria and the Camneroons. Among the numerous "ju-jus" found in the deserted huts was a grotesque' ask, wvhich was appa rently' kept to frightqn the women. Any women seeing it must die at once. The local witch-doctor put on the musk and ran about the hills until he met a likely-looking victim, who was then killed. Describing one tribe or hill-top pagans, Captain Nugent said: "The villages consist of little bee hive-shaped huts of mud or grass, perched on apparently inaccessible heights ori cunningly', hidden away in mazcs of dense Tropical vege tation. The inhabitants bear a great reseniblunce to monkeys, be ing small in stature, but extraordi narily active. The steepest and most difllcit ascent over rocks and ravires is to them as easy as R straight, broad,,...
What is Horse-power? [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
What is Horse-power ? Among many engineers there arises dliscurssion as to the incidents sur rounding the origination of th' term horse-power as applied to the steam-engine. The following quota tion from 'Farey on the Steam Engine," published in 1827, will be welcomed by many: "The machinery in the great brew eries and distilleries in London was then moved by the strength of horses, and the proprietors of these establishments, who were first to require Mr. Watt's engines, always inquired what number of horses an intended engine would be equal to. '"In consequence. Mr.- Watt made some experiments on the strong horses employedl by the brewers in London, and found that a horse of that kind, walking at the rate of two and a half miles per hour, could dra 1501bOlh. avoirdupois by means of a rope passing over a pulley, so as to raise up that weight, with a vertical motion, at the rate of 220ft. per minute. This exertion of me chanical power is equal to 33,000 lb. (or 528 cubic feet) of wa...
WITTY CHURCHMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
WITTY CHURCHMEN. A rudtly of thi wits of the world repealo the fact that there i, a air proportion of clerglo'n anionf theot, and a very good illustration of the pown?es of repartte by an in citient which happened when Bishop lloyd ('arj'nter tas addressiilg an open-air meeting. An atheist a~sked the Iishop if he bali-ted that .lonah was swallowed by theu whale. "When [ go to hbo ten t \ill ask .Ionnah.' said his lordship. "LBut sulpoJng.'" the other persisted. "'heo it. not there." 'Then you will have to ask linm,'" was the tluick retort. At a farewell dinner to Deant .John Gregg. just madte I-ishop of Cork. a bottle of rich ol Wantter Ioo port. instead of making a rapid circuit, rested hefos'e the guest of the evening. "Come," cried his grace of Dulblin, fronm the head of the table, "'though you are John Cork, you mustn't stop the bottle." The Bishop of Cork replied, " I see your grace is disposed to draw me out. But though chargedi with Cork, I'm not going to be screw ed." AndI i...