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ON MAKING ALLOWANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
ON MAKING ALI.OWANCE8. By Walt Mason.' "If you must smokoin your room all tho ovoning, Mr. Todhuntor," Bnid tho landlady, "I wish you •would emoko to bacco instead of tan-bark or kattier findings. When our new lonrder went upstairs lnsfc night ho f-amo'liack lock ing soared, and said that lormbodv's -.vardrobo must bo on firo, as ho could smell shoes and woollen goods binn ing. W lion I told him t-iat it was your pipo, ho ivantod hiB money book, "and said ho would look for anothc> board ing-houso." "But of courso lo didn't got bis iv.onoy' back, Mrs. -Jiggers," remarked tho star boardor, "and by tho tiino ho has to pay anotlior wcok's board in ad vanco ho will bo '.r.iti'natiscd, and will thoroughly onjoy tho rich n-.oma of tho tobacco I smoko. I a&lt;lniit, liiOlo in sorrow than in ingot', that-, owing to n conspiracy of tho money barons nr.d misgovornment, tho lolmcco I smoko iB not tho best in tio world. ■ I ain obliged to rotrench, lo li'isTmnd m\ re sources, becauso ...
THE ART OF THE CONJUROR. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
THE ART OF THE CONJUROR. Science has enabled modern conjur ors to do tricks, that would fill the old school of magicians with wonder. Wherever applicable to the stage, the modern magician has adopted the no; vel features of inventions^ and, com bining then with his sleight of-hand, has brought forth an entirely new style of magio. * A triok performed long ago consist ed of pouring from a single bottle sev eral different liquids into glasses set upon a table in full view of the audi ence. In the first glass -was water, in the next wine, ia the next milk. The secret lay in the construction of the bottle, which was composed of vari ous chambers. In each of these was placed a certain liquid, the flow being controlled by valves in the bottle's neck immediately under the finger of the ma gician. The great weakness^ of the trick lay in this—that tho magician did. not permit the bottle, to go. out of his hand to be examined by the audience; but the Te cent discoveries of chemists enable the...
THE "SILENT SISTERS." [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
THE "SILENT. 8ISTER8." There is a community- of women near Biarritz who pass their lives in silenco. They livo and die in the. onvent of the Silent Sisters, and-are bured-in silenco in the little cemetery within the walls of the grounds. At four o'clock, win ter and summer, thoy leave their bare cells, and for three unbroken hours toll their beads and say their prayers, until thoy aro summoned to their. Spar tan breakfast. Two moro_ hours thoy spend, later in the day, with their ro saries and prayers in a. secluded cor ner of the chapol, tho rest of the day being devoted to work of various kicds and to meditation. In the refectory—a dark, uninviting chamber with sanded- floor, along- wEcn run wooden tables and benches—the tables are spread for the midday meaL with an array of brown water-jags and wooden spoons- and forks displayed on coarse serviettes, which take the, place of a tablecloth. During tho. meals not a sound is heard—a wiusper even.would bo a grave offence bringing swift...
USEFUL BYE-PRODUCTS. What Is Gained With the Saving Habit. Credited to T. T. Munger is the following:— [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
U8EFUL BYE-PR0DU0T8. What Is Gained With the Saving Habit. By John. M-. Oskison. Credited to T. T, Mungor ia. tho fol Iowinir:— "The habit of saving is itself an od ducation. It fosters overy virtue. It tonclies solf-denial. It oultivftes a Bonso of order. It trains to fore thought, and so broadens tho mind. It reveals the meaning of tho word busi ness, which is something vory differ ent from its routine." Solf-donialj a Bonso of order and fore thought nro tho very vitals, of business success. They nro enough, to win a modest' succcss, for anybody. Thoy aro not hidden from the sight, of anybody, but lio. within the reach, of all. Ana Mr. Munger believes that by acquiring tho- habit of. Baving you will got those essentials, as a, by-product. Business success means simply, usinp, caro to see. that what, comes in. shall alwayB bo a; little more- than what goes out. It means, being suro that ovory dollar invested Bholl Dring a few conte moro than, a dollar within, a reason ably short ti...
A PUNSTER'S POLITENESS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
A PUNSTER'S POLITENESS. Mr. Saxe, tho American joker and poet, once became acquainted on a steamer with a lively young lady, to whom he made himself very agreeable. "Good-bye, Mr. Saxe I said the young lady at parting. "I fear you will soon be forgetting, me." "Ah, my dear young lady," said the inveterate punster, "if I were not a married man already you may be sure I'd be for getting youl" Mickey and Dennis were working in a garden near a beehive and a bed of onions when a bee stnng Dennis on the wrist. "I always told yez whin ye get a sting ar a bee to suck it and thin rub in onion juice," said Mickey. After a short time a bee lodged on Mickey's neck. "Oh, Dennis, there's wan on me neck'l" he shouted. "Oh, 'tis gomne down between me shoulders I I'm stung I" "Suok it, Mickey I" ordered Dennis. "Suck it and I'll rub in the onion juicel"
MORTICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
MORTICIANS. Tx)ng ago, "when man donnrted from thiR earth to fno© hi* MnVer. thpn his 1ov&lt;*d onpa. brok^-hearted cMlpd the village nndortnVer: tiove whon man's in thnt condition. dpad an denth ran pvpr maVo him. -neonlp summon +hp morti oi'nTi to embalm nnd undertake Tiim Wh«n ™v beard begins to harbor xcrpnR nnd rohtnfl, grent and lessor. T oonRult the nerirp«t&lt; hnrher. not tonflorial pro fessor. Whpn T have Rome news that orter nnmted hp. to Rtirm^n'fl wondpr. T ring no a food rpnortpr—not a jour nalist. hv thii"dpr! When the eur t?eon and T>hvfii°inn d« their worst and Vavp mp dvinflr-T will mnrwnr: "No mortician ronnd mv carnage fihnll comp Tvrvingl Wh«n T'm enrripd to Ood'n acre, rpp thp doings are co"d"eted hv n w>rtd old imdortaVpr on oTd-faahianpd i linos /»nnRtr^ot&lt;,dt', TTow T hate tTiesp I fnnev handles mpn adopt, to sooth* ! thoir vitnls: thpv are hut dull-wittpd , vnndals -*vho reipct time-honored titles. TTp is R&lt;»fpRt,...
CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
CHAPTER T. There was no need to quit the Town Hal] to roach tho police-station, and presently Queonie found herself in a room with Joynson Palmer and a couple of police-inspectors. Quito me chanically eho noted an array of hi»h ly-polished handcuffs and leg-chains over the mantolpir|;e A window in one. wall looked out on the station hall. It was the inspectors' room, and the door opened into a corridor lined on either side with colls. There was a faint odor of disinfectants in tho air. "Beg pardon, miss," said one of the inspectors, "but you mustn't' discuss the rights and wrongs of tho case with Mr. Stanmore. He said something under his breath to his colleague, who quitted the room. His feet rang echoing].? on the stone flags of tho corridor. Joynson Palmer strolled to tho, window looking out in to the station hall, stared out, and , blew-, rather than whistled, a tune -from comio opera. _ Somehow it afford ed his human feelings relief; Though he was r solicitor, ho possessed them....
HISTORY OF THE SAW. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
HISTORY OF THE 8AW. The oarlest tool that has been traced •n Egyptian history is the saw. It was found first in the form of a notched bronze knife in the third dynaety, or about five thousand years before the Christian era, and was followed in the fourth and fifth dynasties by large toothed saws, which were used by car penters ; but: there are no dated speci mens until the seventh century before the Christian era, when the Assyrians used iron saws. The first knives on reoord 'were made out of flint, and were, in f«at,. saws with minute teeth. They probably were used-for-catting up animals,' as the- teeth would break - away even on 'soft wood. Rasps, which are but a form 'of saw, were .first made of shaets ofbramw: punsfcedand: colled round;. but tiwrAsaymw fo.M* ,»av rifMfWt IMP mad* of trnb audUr to the • —torn Th* mapjwry of »wHm»s fc *r?ally. either toe good or too baa. •
THE INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
THE INDU8TRIOU8 MOUSE. Many years ago a studious Scotsman | named David Hutton proved that ] stores of the profitable energy were no-1 ing to waste among those tiny but j active folk, the ordinary domestic mice. In the summer of 1812 I had oeca-1 sion (he wrote) to be in Perth. While inspecting the toys and trinkets that were manufactured by the French pris- ■ oners in the depot there, my attention ! was attracted by a little toy house with ; a wheel in the [table that was running rapidly round, impelled bv the activ ity of a common mouse. For one shil ling I purchased the house, the mouBo and the wheel. But how to apply hnlf-ounco power, which, is tho weight of a mouse, to a useful purpose was the difficulty. At length the manufacture of sewing thread seemed the most practicable. _ The investigator found that an ordin ary mouse would run on the average ten and a-half miles a day; he had one mouse that ran the remarkable distance of eighteen, miles in that time. A half penny's worth...
WHAT PEOPLE DO. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
WHAT PEOPLE DO. By Walt Mason. "I used to insist that this is tho best of nil possible -worlds," roinarkcd tho druggist, "but tli» moro I road tho ■ nowspapors tlio mora I find that bo liof Blipping. Thoro is B^-mucli ingra titude in tho world that' a matt can't shako a stick at it. I was reading a hideous story in tho nowspapor this morning. "An old woman in a small Wisconsin town was taken to tho poorhouso tho othor day, and tho journoy broke her hoart. In hor bottor days, whon she was ablo to "work and earn money, that woman mado a business of adopting children and giving tliom a chanco in life. Slio reared three girls, and nil of tliom married woll and live in comfort nblo homes at this hour. And not ono of tho throe -would lift a finger to keep the old woman from tho poorhouBe. Such a story as that makes a man won der whetlior human naturo isn't a rem nant countor affair.'' "Boforo a man makes up his mind to condomn tho human race because of 6uch a story," Baid tho village patr...
A GENTLE HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
A GENTLE HINT. An old fisherman on the first o(> every month, when salmon wag in sea son used to take a splendid speoimen to a gentleman who always gave him a tip. One morning the gentleman was very busy, and when tho old man brought the fish he thanked him hur riedly and, forgetting bis tip, hent over his desk again. The old man hes itated a moment, and then cleared his throat. "Sir," he said, "would ye be so'kind as to put it in writin' that ya-didn't irive.ine.no tip this tuna, or my wife'll think I've gonu and spent it on rum I" MarcellarPaxoival bhuItM «V#ry time h& oyfunhis vi(ob> Waverley i ril bettheie is a in tb» owe. Teaoher. Wfesi ie-th*proper time to gather sppU*. Jphiuiyf! ^.-r.. ■ ■■,■ Jotonyf Tttt 1a»„l«ra4«>V &lt;tar i*
ASHES FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
ASHES FOR PIGS. It has been noted by pig-breeders that health and thrift are prolonged to' a great degree by allowing con stant access to ashes, and If salt be mixed with them, the effect is still wore marked, and the composition is partaken of with greater relish. All feeders who have tried it pronounce the benefits unmistakable, and re sults most gratifying. Prof. Henry made some experiments in this line, and the following is what came of It: "Three pigs were taken at , five months of age, and closely confined and fed maize-meal and hardwood ashes for six weeks. During this time they gained five and a-half pounds each per week, and consumed 28% pounds of maize-meal per week. For thirteen weeks thereafter they were fed no ashes whatever, and fell off in the consumption of com meal to the average of 19% pounds per week. Sev eral other experiments were tried, all showing the same approximate re sults." Feeding pigs is a sure paying crop, if good judgment In selection prevail, and eco...
POSTAL RATES. NEW SCHEDULE DETAILED [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
. POSTAL RATlvS. . NEW SCHEDULE DETAILED Tim new posl.iqR !"•&lt;ti-s. « I i. Ii rum nto foicn on 1st May. «Ii u p>ni l.OslnSP will cpirali: !Iirnns;tintit &lt;1, Go,,imoii\vpalili1 nm as f..!lmvp :— Li'K. rs. 1 (I p r 1 ?.» ]>lter em (Is, siiiyl-1, itl rm-li ; ». Id cncli half. Postcard-', 'iirgle lil; rrplv, Id rail linlf. . ' : IVinled p pns, ns prrrciil'i il, J 1 |« i 2cz?. cr p'li't of 2&lt; 7.'. Boohs printid outride A ii1 n« 1 i •, J-i, prr -Irzs. or pail nt 1 iz&lt;, lijoks pi intrd in AuMi&lt;>Ii^ . p. Sozi. cr part if (i Magazines, lint ii lo sij — («) iMrfjiizincs, re\it wj, si ii K »n&lt;l otlipi' Eiiiiilnr publicir.ious piinii d unci published ill Australia in nmnl.trs hi intervals net exceeding Unit moii1 Jd, for Sozs. or part of 8' ?.3, (li) Magazines, rcvii ws, firriulo, nnd Oilier similar fublienlions (incliidi-'j; newspapers) printed and published out sido Australia in numbers nt intervals not exceeding t...
MAN AND HIS FUN. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
MAN AND HI8 FUN. Man that' 1b born of woman Is of fow days, and inordinately fond of Fun. In tho beginning, when his tumlet Is full of milk, and his soul of con tent, he lies upon his back and kicks his lioels In tlie air; ho says "Go-ga" and "Goo-goo," and that Is, Fun. Being grown older, ho climbs a tree and falls out thereof; he goes In swim Ing, and Is woll-nlglit drowned; he absonts himself from school, at the expense of his cuticle, and that Is Fun. He grows In slzo, but not In wisdom, for now Is ho In college. He goes forth by night and steals the signs of poor tradesmen; he marches In a procession of fools, and burns his books; ho gets drunk overnight, and reaps headaches In tho morning, and that Is Fun. Ho conceives a desire for tho com pany of young women; he follows one clrl about, and wears her healr; she carries his scalp In'her belt, and she reBts under tho shadow of his ears, •>nd that Is Fun. In the end she throws him over, and the sunshine Is gone out of his life...
EVERYTHING MARKED. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
EVERYTHING MARKED. All linens are marked with tlio ini tials or monogram of their owner to day. Every hostess is careful to see that lior table linens and towels come in. for particular attention. The hand towels are embroidered with more or less elaborateness. On truest towels two-inch letters nro ombroiderpd to match the other embroidery. On larger towels three-inch lotters arc in good taste. Turkish towels aro all lettered now. Some of tliom have tho monogram or initial wo^en with the fabric. In oth ers tho initials aro embroidered in color to match tho bars: that 'form the bor der, on a small circlo of linen. This is inset in one end of the towel. Still others are marked in cross-stitch of big French knots of colored cotton. Face cloths aro embroidered to match the towels. Those mado of crash aro em broidered like the bath towels, others likr» tho hand towels. ; There is no essential difference in tho lettering that marks table'linen and household linen, excepting in tho size of...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl.! By HENRY FARMER, Author ot "The Money-Lendor," "12a Qulltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. Noxt morning Quoonio was up at day break. Mrs. Price cnmo iu when sbo lioarcl her moving about. "X thought I wouldn't wake your father, Queenlo, to Bay good-bye to you. What with shock and reverses, he was quito worn out last night." When Mrs. Prico, becoming mere lachrymose, questioned the .wisdom of Quecnie gtjing to Hasted, knowing what they wero at Voilo's. and Beelug that the evening papers would proba bly contain full information, Queenie used hot words, und said she was go ing. . She was just leaving with Beryl, aud had bidden her mother good-bye, when Philip ■ shuffled from his bed room, wearing a shabby overcoat over his pyjamas, and wished her good bye. Ho was awfully sorry to worry hor atsuch a time; but he had an appoint ment with Mr. Thorne at eleven o'clock. His clothes were fairly de cent. bUt lie hadn't a nlpnn nhtrt nr n colla...
MAKING LACE GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
MAKING LACE GOLD. Ordinary laces may bo mado very beautiful by applying to them a coat of gilt paint. To do this gilding lay tho Taco perfectly flat ovef a clean pieco of blotting paper and apply with a brush. Let ono side dry, turn and re peat tho process on tho othci; side. If necessary, apply two icoats of paint. Silver and copper can be applied in the samo way. Lace treated thus is lovely for all sorts of fancy work, besides trimming for gown and hat.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
muni rtjr » Tnivail in lft»r Rur. i\Iis; Cyrena Alice lioyd, a y.iur.g !ady, aged li! years, whose parents re side ill Yolo County, died tJ:o other day »ndei- | eeuliar cirri)instances. A fevi weeks ago ."lie was visitititf friends in Sail l'raut-Hco, ami while there had Iier ears pierced. She was vei v partieul.n ioiirjf.s thai- whiie '.iih be inserted in Hie puncture, lint iiio thrt'.d tinnlij utL'ii (villained some coloring mat'.or. A day or so after the operation Jlisi O.iyd returned to her parents' home iu Yolo. Witlii l a few days ;lie cxperi Sliced soreness about the ears, bill did not regard the matter as of mncli con se'iiienee. One dnv flic and liar sidei hapi enrd to Iu- out in n shc-'.ver, and Miss li.\vd took cold. The elleetof tilt exposure began to manifest i!so!f i'i hor ears, already swollen and sore. The:) she. became alarmed, and, up.m ho* father's advice, the came to liiis c'ly tc secure medical attenU >11. Hor ear; swelled rapidly, the swelling oslo-iding to ...
The Economical Housewife. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 17 January 1914
The Economical Housewife, y Mr. Summers was very fond or trout fishing, and cncli year tried to have at least n week of pood sport. Tlio day before lie was to start p11 llis long-look ed-for vncation his wife entered tlio room smiling, and showing her husband somo sticky speckled papers. "For goodness salce," ho oxclnimed, "what are you doing with those old fly papers?" "Why, I saved them for you from last season 1" she replied. "You know you stid you always had to buy flies when vou went fishing!" When Mark Twain, in his early days, ■was editor of a Missouri paper, a su nerstitious subscriber wrote to him say ing that lie had found a spider in his uapor, and asking him whether Hint, was a sign of good luck or bad. Tbp humorist wrote hiVI this answer and printed it:— "Old Subscriber.—Finding a spider in vour paper was neither good luck nor bad luck for you. The spider was merely looking over our uapor to see which merchant is not advertising, so that ho can go to that storo. spin hi...