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BADLY-DRESSED CELEBRITIES. Fond of Hats Green with Age. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
BADLY-DRESSED CELEBRITIES. Fond of Hats Green with Age. Tennyson wore the same hat year after year, a big wide-awake, almost green with age. How long exactly he had had this hat nobody seems to know. Hils Inverness cloak was not quite so ancient, but had long since seen its best days. The great poet was scrupulously clean in his person, but he would not part with his old clothes. lIe seems to have clung as tena ciously to his boots as to his hat. Wil liam Allingham records in his diary: "Browning dined at Tennyson's last night. Tennyson was In great force. He said, 'This pair of dress-boots is forty year, old.' We all looked at them, and I said it was good evidence of the im mortality of the soleV" On his election to the Presidency of the French Republic, M. Fallieres sub mitted to the ordeal of being photo graphed, much against his will. But the photographer's suggestion that he should don a more fashionable tie did not meet with his approval. "What!" he exclaimed. "Change my tie! ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
Lady Makes Private Enquiry Regarding Hair Treatment. "A Lady Reader" complains that al though she has tried quite a number of hair dyes, she cannot get one that will dye her greying hair to its proper shade. She continues: "My friends can see that I am using something. and make me the butt of all their jokes. My hair Is light brown. What color dye wonld you advise me to buy?" Answer:-Don't buy any hair dye at all. The best is quite easilh apparent even to the most casual ob server. What you require is onme thing to restore-not dye-the hair to its natural color Try this, which you can make uip yourself at home at a comparatively trifling cost:-Get 17 oz. of Rejuvenl compound from the chemist to which add loz. of bay rum. Shake well together. then add enough water to make lOoz. (half pint) In all. A little rubbed well into the roots of the hair every night will soon completely restore the natural co'or of the hair. and renew the growth where thinness is showing. As this Is not a dye. ...
UNGENTLEMANLY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
UNGENTLEMANLY. "The Emperor said he would not have permitted the torpedoing ot the "Lusitania" If he had known it, and that no gentleman would kill so many women and cbildren."--Mr. Gerard. No gent would kill a woman Or a tiny little kid; The Kaiser said he wouldn't, But, alas! the Kaiser did. From which it may be argued. That no person will or can Mistake the Pots'dam bully For a decent gentleman! It parallin oil and water he put in to a sprinkling pot, and all places where fies breed and increase in thousands be sprinkled with the mlx ture, the eggs will be destroyed. and the household be spared an Intoler able nuisance and a real danger.
SAM BROWNE BELT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
SAM BROWNE BELT. Wellington and Blucher gave their names to boots. Lord Cardig:an of Balaclava fame is commemorated by a waistcoat, Wolseley by an offlcers' valise, and Gladstone by a bag. with all of which inventions none of them had particular personal concern. The Sam Browne belt, which be came Important after the Boer War. and had taught the folly of a certain parade-ground notion of making an officer unduly conspicuous, has now become universal. It Is the outcome of many years' patient thought on the part of General Sir Samuel Browne, V.C., who was born in India In 1824. and did notable service there bath before and after the Mutiny. Sam Browne Bahadur was idolised by the 2nd Punjab Cavalry, which he raised and commanded for fifteen years.
World as Educator. OPINIONS OF A LORD MAYOR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
World as Educator. OPINIONS OF A LORD MAYOR. SAlderman Joyanton Smith. recently elected Lord Mayor of Sydney, and one of that city's most successful business men, has decided ideas on education. tor Instance, he says:--"I looK upon the possession of the facul ty of be.ng ab.e (to some extent) to judge his fellow-men as one of the most valuable assets any man can have. Whilst a University education is naturally a very tine thing. I have sometimes wondered whether there was not a compensating balance in those men who have studied in the larger university or the world. There is much to learn If you pause and mark on your way through life, al though proba',ly the linanucal cost of paying tor your experience is greater in the education of the larger univer sity than In the smaller. "Blut the compensating balance to which I referred, is that the years te undergraduate has spent at the University (between 17 and 23). If passed bumping and shoving his way through the world, may be prolitic ...
RECORD WAR PROFITS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
RECORD WAR PROFITS, For record war profits one must go to America. Since the war profits in a certain group of American indus tries have climbed to a coloesal height. A simple list of 104 corporations shows that profits have increased four-fold, and represent in the aggre gate, a billion dollars since the war began. The American Locomotive Company has seen its profits increase from £400,000 in 1914 to over £2,000 000 in 1916. The Baldwin Lo comotive Works which netted a mod eat £70,000 three years ago, now makes a profit of more than £1.000.000. In 1914 the Bethlehem Steel Corporation showed a margin of £1,100 000: it has now increased it to nearly £8.750,000. A theatrical troupe was travelling on a weary and discouraged railway. The leading man called the porter and asked him the time. "I don't know, sir." he replied. "Don't know? How is it you don't carry a watch?" "Well, we don't hardly ever need a watch on this road," replied tht porter. "What we need Is a calen dar."
PHANTOM GOLD. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XL. Reckonings. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
PHANTOM fOLD. By EMMA M. MORTIMER, Author of "Second Lady Evesham." "Cords of Sin," "Robert Wynstan's Ward." Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XL. Reckonings. "Ah, Lilian. I beg your pardon." Sir Horace Trevelyan drew himself up sharply, looking from one to the other of the figures by the window, while obviously he waited for Lilian to pre sent the stranger, but the girl did not find words come easily. "I have not the honor of this gentleman's ac quaintance." The silence that could be felt rather than explained, fell between the two parts of the old man's speech, and for one at least of the four per sons it was filled with racking possi bilities. "My name is William Lester," re plied the man easily, his eyes sweep ing past Sir Horace to that other form which had dropped behind. "I came to your house this morning in order that I might explain to Miss Hiamil ton my reason for using her name as a passport to your park." "Ah. I daresay that will be easil...
AN INTELLIGENT TROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
AN INTELLIGENT TROUGH. A trough has been Invented which can gauge the amount of water an animal wants to drink. There is a platform which works in conjunction with valves on the supply and drain pipes of the trough. When an anim?s steps on the platform the va;v.:s are opened, and a streau erf water pour in. As he slakes his Ln.rst and steps off the platform the inlet is closed and the surplus water is drained off. The valve mechanism of this do vice is mounted In a concrete well in the ground. The valve of the supply pipe and the valve of the drain-pipe are mounted side by side, and the stems of both valves fit into a sstgle operating lever. Hinged above this mechanism at the level of the ground is the platform. The front end of the platform is raised slightly by a pair of springs and is connected with the lever of the valves. The water trough lies just In front of the platform. As soon as an animal walks on the platform he presses the front end down and opens the valves of the trou...
THE WORLD'S WAR-WORKERS. My Visit to the Kiel Canal. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
THE WORLD'S WAR-WORKERS. By F. W. Thomas. My Visit to the Kiel Canal. Mountain of Fat. Greeting and All Ha!nil! May your Majesty live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. Cheerio and Fums Up! In accordance with your instructions I have lately transferred my atten tions to Germany, whose methods of waging war I now propose to lay bars. Last week. O King, I took passage on a ship bound for the Kiel Canal, and my word! 0 King. you can take it from me that it was some voyage, too! This was one of the lays when Bri tannia wasn't ruling the waves. And did that old tub pitch and toss? My dear sir, she did! The waves were as high as Primorse 11111i, as high as the price of matches, and for six long hours my insides, O King, did the tango and turkey trot. I couldn't keep a thing down, and first I was, afraid I was going to die, and then I was afraid I wasn't. And look you here, 0 Bun Face on Whom the Sun Never Sets, it there's ! going to be much more ocean travel attached ...
COLD SHIVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
COLD SHIVERS. "I tell you, gentlemen," said the great explorer to the crowd in the hotel Emoking-room, who were listen ing breathlessly, "you can't imagine what things are like out in the Arc tic regions !" "Oh, I don't know," said one, "even if we haven't seen it, ve can imagine wh;t it feels like." "I doubt it. It's impossible until you have seen it ; until you've stood there, a small, insignificient atom, surrounded by the vast stretches of white-" "Yes, I know. I've been like that." "Really ? Where was it may I in quire ?" "First time I appeared in public in a dress-shirt !"
METHODS OF HOME BOTTLING. WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
METHODS OF HOME BOTTLING. -4-~--- WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW' By Mrs. PETER DAVID. Undoubtedly the most economical method of preserving fruit is by but tling it so as to ensure sterilisation. This is really quite a simple matter, and the instructions given by the Board of Agriculture may be taken as the best advice available. First, the fruit should be slightly under ripe, and be pressed into the bottles in perfectly good condition. This must be done in regular layers as tightly as possible, and a stout twelve-inch stick, blunt at one end and slightly pointed at the other, will be found of great assistance in this packing. Fruits, of course, must be prepared as if for cocking. Large plums can be cut in halves, rhubarb should be skinned and cut in pieces of uniform size and arranged in upright rows. Apples and pears, after being peeled and quartered with a silver or 'plated knife, need to be dropped in water immediately, or the flesh will] be discoloured. The fruit, rubbers, and bott...
WHAT NOT TO DO IM THUNDERSTORMS. SECRETS OF SAFETY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
WHAT NOT TO DO ID: THUNDER , STORMS. SECR?ETS OF SAFETY. If you find yourself indoors during a &iunderstorm don't go near a Stove, it is d?angerous. Keep away from the chimney; avoid the close vicinity of the telephone, and don't touch a 'screen" door. This advice is given by the United States Government Btreau of Stand ards, which has just published a Lightun.ng Book. summing up the re sults of an elaborate investigation it has just made cn the subject. If a house be struck by lightning, this authority Pays, there is no place anywhere inside of it that is safe. The death-dealing agent may penetr ate anywhere, rendering escape impos sible. But some places, such as the above mentioned, are more dangerous than others. Out of doors, in a thunderstorm, a safe place is in the woods. Lightning may strike a tree but it is not likely to be the one under which ycu have taken shelter. On the other hand, under such- circumstances, the most foolish thing you can do is to stand underneat...
SHREWD CIVILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
SHREWD CIVILITY. ----4--- A certain parvenu of great wealth had hanging in his drawing-room a large and hideous picture in oils which a dealer- in Paris induced him to buy. He was very fond of taking visitore by the arm, leading him before the canvass, and sayinM , "Great picture that ' By Macaroni de Vermicejli, you know. Paid two thousand pDonds for it in Paris, and got a great bar gain. Mr. Palette, the emnimnt artist says it is worth ten thousand pounda or more. Upon one occasion somebody said to Mr. Palette, "Old Wingleby says thbat you have appraised that fright ful nightmare of hia at ten thousands pounds. Is that true ?" The artist answered, smilingly. "I will tell you how that happened. He asked me to dinner one day, and after we left the table took me to see the picture, and told the usual story. Then turning abraptly, he ask ed, 'How much is that painting worth ?' 'Why Mr, Wingleby,' said I, "I really should not like to place a value upon it.' 'Well, I'1 put it d:fferentl...
SEARCH FOR OUR RACE'S CRADLE. SUCCESSES WHICH THE WAR STOPPED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
SEARCH FOR OUR RACE'S CRADLE. SUCCESSES WHICH THE WAR STOPPED. There is nothing of more interest in human studies than the investigation of our own history, the gradual de - elopement frcm the raw animal to ,the highet and most intellectual be ing on the earth. The year 1833 was very important for archaeologieal researches. At widely dilderent places (SMayor in Veyrier, near Geneva, Switzerland, Schmerling, in -Belgium, and Boucher de Perthes and Mortillet in France) rtmarkahly worked flint stones were found and soon recognised by the great scientists a simple instruments of primitive unknown races. Certain ly the discovery was attacked by imany good scientists, and the biblie al tradition seemed to contradict the possibrlity of origin of these artifacts 10,000 years before Christ; but final ly the strata, made certain by geo logical knowledge, in which the arti facts were detected, left no doubt of the correctness of the new science. Step by step the story of the work is told by Dr...
MEN POSSESSED OF THE DEVIL. ASTOUNDING MODERN ASSERTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 4 January 1918
MEr POSSESSED OF THE DEVIL. --4-- ASTOUNDING MODERN ASSER TIONS. A highly educated wholesale poison er asserted the other day when taken to task, that he was irresistibly im pelled to do his murder by an evil force-a wicked and unseen "Man "I have never seen him," the pris oner said. "I have heard him. He hbus lived in other ages long ago. In his reincarnation he came to me from Egypt. Constantly this evil spirit whispered to me "Kill them ! Kill them ! They have no right to live. Kill them ! Then I had to do as he told me. He would give me no rest." Is there-any-truth in the claim of this cold-blooded scoundrel when he tried to hide behind the pretence that he was "poesessed of devils"? Is there any serious-minded person of intelligence who will claim now in the twentieth century that evil spirits ex ists and have the power to control living human beings against their will to commit crimes ? If it can bc seriously maintained that the man was ruled by an evil spirit as frequently in...
FREE ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 January 1918
FREIE ADVICE. "YoU are not putting on that Rplint as I would," remarked the man with ie broaten arm. He had bhrn brought into the surgery. "What do you mean ?" anekd the aRtoni-hedc medical mar,. "Put it round a littlc. So, and pull the bandaae a little tighter." "What do you mean by tellii., me how to run my buineaea ? Are you a doctor ?" "No: I'm the ca:ptain of the foot hall team, and I have often heard yoa in the audience giving unsol.cited ad vice." 2118.
APPLE OR ONION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 January 1918
APPLE OR ONION. No ne would for a moment imag inc anyone mistaking an onion for an spple. But don't be too sure. Some day when you have nothing else to do, cut a small square of onion and a square of apple of the same size, close your eyes and hold your nose tightly, and then get someone to hand you one of the squares without telling you which one it is. You would be well advised not to wager any money on being able to tell by chewing which it is. The explana tion Is that a large part of what we call taste is really smell.
ON THE SAFE SIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 January 1918
ON 'THE SAFE SIDE. "I think I'll become a special con stable." said Mr. Oldbird, suddenly. "Why, I thought you jeered at all Lhat sort of thing 7" exclaimed his wife. "Well, its this way," said Oldblrd. "We've got this 'ere new motor-car, an' we've got to be careful. I don't aay that I'm liable to exceed the speed limit; but if I should I want to be in a position to see that I get a sqtfare deal !" "(' n voy tell me what steam is ?" ns'ted. the examiner. "Why, shure, sir," replied Pat con idently. "*Steam is--why--er--ie--it's water that's gor.e crazy wid the 'eat.'