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"THE MURDER LODE." [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
"THE MURDER LODE." A romantic history is attached to the new copper-mines which are now being opened out at Inveryne, Tigh anraid and Kititian, in Argyllshlre. The discovery of the existence of cop per there wa:s more or less the restlt of an accider.t. Some seven or eight years ago a boy Dicked up a piece of copper-bearing or,., the appearance of whicth so struck him that he car ried it away with him. 4i tut two years ago he mentioned his fir. a mining expert in Glasgow, and show ed that gentioman thile ore which he still kept. Prospecting was begun, and as a result three Ilo;s have al ready been opened up. The richest of the lodes bears vte picturesqrlue name of "The Murder Lode." The reason for this pecu:i;r title is interesting. The mine was opened in a field in ;vhiclh no grass or crop could be got to grow, no mat ter how heavily it was manured, anwl local tradition haid it that a curse had -been laid upon the foll biecause it had been the scene of a fliht to the death between ...
HOW FAR CAN A MAN SEE DISTINCTLY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
HOW FAR CAN A MAN SEE DISTINCTLY. Some interesting experiments havse been made in the German army with bhe object of discovering at what dis tltce the recognition of one soldier by another is reliable. tFor soldiers with good eyes it was found that a person seen once before could be re cognised at a d!istance of 8Olt., while a:n :acquaintance could be recognised at a distance of 30lft., and an int! ,tat, fri:ned or relative at a distance of 500ft. The various parts of a man's body cat be distinguished. and any decided movement can be detect Ied by an expert rifleman at a distance of 300ft. At 1800ft. a man appears as a spot on the landscape, and can inot usually be s',eu if lie keeps stil or if his dress d es not contrast witil th,- background. Sailors, hunters and f;rlners can usually see twice these distances, probably on account oa !.hir constant training in making out the na.ture of tiistanlt objects.
FACTS ABOUT FIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
FACTS ABOUT FIRES. In twelve hours an ordinary parin fire willl consume forty pounds norf cnn and in course of this consumption wPv render forty-two thousand gallons o air unfit to support life. This aInrg amount of Injurious product is car rfed away by means of the chimney. Iht five times that quTntfity of air fi carried off by the dranuht. .ffectnat ventilation being thus niaintained! Th. ascent of smoke up n chimens - pends on the comparative linh'ne, of the cotlmn of air within to t:nt r i corresponding column wfihol. n' th, Innler the chimney the ~"..n will he the draught, provided tl:,, f, is sufficient to heat the air. If th chimney Is so long that the air prow _ool as it reaches the top the drnnugh will be lessened.
"THE WEAKER SEX," FORSOOTH' [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
"THE WEAKER SEX," FORSOOTH' Miss Helen Buck is the chnmpio cirl athlete of Moint ltolyoke Co;,l;, at Smith Hadley, Massachnsetts (say in American writ.r). At a ro?mc por;ts meeting this wonderful girl .' eredrl 100 yards in 10 2-5th secondl cleared 20ft. -in. In thile broad inmm and 5ft. 5in. In the high iump. I,,sld, taking part in an exhhibition hilsh:' gamlh thile same naftrnoon. lMiss lr is 5it 71n. In height, weNl=hs Ils'. 1!' and has just turned 20. lh'r 1.,mn: , able ability is due. to rational mfa air training. extending pracrtic:!!vo, her entire life. "'My athletic trnin' began as far back as I can r.mtmbl. she explained. -It was conroh: along the line recently recommni by a prominent college president--" Is, up to my fifteenth year my phy:, , education consisted In the ouut-la r-r,! Ife of the natural fun-loving boy." O_, can scarcely credit these performnT, ces--especially that of 10 2-Sth second for the hundred yards.
THE IDEAL THING IN CONVERSATION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
THE IDEAL THING IN CONVERSATION. The ideal talker Is the one who .nows not only how.to talk, but when , 3r:lk. who is able. to start. a subect. nad k*ep the lead, 'Ifnecessary, y,;t ia " inflz to follow and take bult a hulDm I:,. is one whose talk Is not too .*v,'r or too learned (for there is : h!:r'rrenc, between the two) !or orCin :'y mortalns. and yet Is not entlrel) ,onfined to his or her own interrcstsu a; not only of horses and dois, or of wrvanls and batles. We cannot all hope to be that. Yet ,t is the duty of everybody to try and :illk pleasantly and intelli.entli. : take a part in the conversation go:-r on around us, even If it is a ml:nor one.
LONG ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
LONG ENGPAGEMENTS. On this oft-debated point. Max O'Rell makes the following seLansible remarks: Should couples study each other' ichar:eters dur!ng a long period of er. sgagmin ,nt? Alas! how couldl they I,. hopeful of success when. afrer t,·i years of married life. they often di. cover they were not m:cle for eacrt other? I have known English couple, who had been engaged ten years try* ing to find oult if bhey were fitted for each other. Poor couples! They might have been engaged fifty yeo:ars without any more chance of su: c,,ss. Life dllring an enga.gemnet lmeans lthe daily repetition of an o:. story. The sky is serene, the sea is smooth. They will never know they are goon s:ailors until they have been together on board the same boat in a good storm-no, not nntil misfortunes have come to try them, not until they have been confronted with bills for meat and coal and the price of butter. Besides, long engagements should be avoided, because if they do not end in matrimony the prosp...
SCOTS IN MEXICO. HOW THEY FARED DURING THE FIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
SCOTS IN MEXICO. -4----- IOW -TEY FARED DUtING THE FIGHTINS. In an interesting letter to a rel tive living in l-dinburgh, a lady in Lerdo. Mexico. give- the r.evolution experiences of her family, coresititg of her father, a nmodieal doctor in practice there, her grandmother, an Edinburgh lady. lauighter of lie. Campbell. of Picardly Place. and her sister. The family had residedl in Lerdo for some yea.rs. On returning from business one day, says the lady, bullets occa sionally crashed through the win dowr of the cars, but none of us were injured, and we all arrived safe at Lerdo. The shots were now so near that the ticket o!llce officials begged me to stay there and not attempt to go home. a distance of only five squares. preferred rather to be at home at such a time, and started twice to do so, but each time the bullets camne snipping off the leaves and twigs above my head, and made nme turn back. Curiously enough, several men, thinking that I was not afraid, followed nme. and when ...
Cheering Him. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Cheering Him. In a small Yorkshire village a mid die-aged man fell seriously ill. He liv ed by himself in a cellar kitchen into which it was awkward to get, having to go down two lots of steps with a turning in them. One of his friends, a droll sort of chap, went to see him and cheer him up, as he termed it. After the usual questions and an hour's stay, the friend got up to go home. "Whatever you do, don't let your spirits go down, for there' is nothing worse," he advised the invalid. "Keep thl Decker up, lad, and doan't get daarn in t' dumps." After getting out side the door, he turned suddenly hack and remarked cheerily: "Ah'll tell thl what, Bill. It would be a divel of an awkward job getting a coffimn up these 'ere stairs." Mrs. nrowne: "I've Just been to see Mrs. Sweetman's new place. She hlas stained glavs all throegh the house." Mrs. Parvenu: "The idea! Her ser vants are too lanzy to remove the stains -I suppose?"
A Misfit. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
A Misfit. Moneyg wars none too plentiful in the Juggins' household, so .limmny, the son and heir, awns generally dressed in the clothes which once fitted his father. Jimmy didn't xactly like this ar rangement. more enpcriall; en his father stood oEr .ix feIt high. and he himself was harely four and a half, while mother, who had to el fect the transformatiot of the galr ments, was blit an indifferent tai lor. One day limrn- wasa found, by his father fsmhling with his waistcont he hadl ju:st taken oaur.. "What's the matter now ?"' growled .Juggins, senior. "Why, this 'er porl:t nir't fot any bottom to it," said Jlimmy. "Away you silly,' :cnid hin father. "That's not n pocket : that'a a buttonhole ;" A contractor one day mired a whee4harrow, anrd ordered his fore man to make n sarch for it. 'he foreman ?nll.Il op all hi. men . andl ,lined them up in front of the of a.ce, and began to eailch their poe keta, thbe coatrator lookin. o . a.we stricken. The p~cket.a were rmptied one after an...
Breaking it Gently. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Breaking it Gently. There is a man in LiverDool who is rerowned for his imperturbable calm ness on every inmaginable occasion. One :lay he strolled leisurely into tile oflce of a friend. "I have Just had a chat with your wife." he said, by way of a beginning. "Why, I didn't tnow she was in town."' "Oh, she wasn't in town," replied the other. "I called at your house." "I didn't know she waas receiving to day," said the husband, with some sur prise. "I thought she had a head ache." "She didn't mention it to me," said the calm man. "There was a crowd at the house." A crowd!" echoed the husband. "Yes," went on the calm man. "They came with the fire engine." "The fire engine!" gasped the hus band. "Oh, It's all right now. It wasn't much of a fire, but I though you'd like to know about it."
VERY SMALL. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
VERY SMALL. On one of the A!merican rai\s ys, i:1 .a sleeping-car, one night after everybody had turned in, and the lights were low, a loui voice called from one of the, berths : "Porter, have you got a cork screw ?" The porter came hurrying op. "noss," he said, in a scandalis'al tone. "ae don't allow a no drinking in t.li~e erths it's agairnst the rules. "Oh, it aint that, porte," the Ivoice answered, "I just want to dig outL a pillow that's sort of worked Lntomn F &lt;r " 7 li Many a man ham more retliion in him than he is ready to admit.
POLITICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
POLITICAL. M.L.A., delivered an address in the Rechabite Hall on Friday evening last. Cr Sharp occupied the chair and there was a good attend ance. MIr Mackey said his address would be confined to an explan ation of some of the'leading principles of the Liberal policy. He then went on to speak of the events which created the double dissolution and brought about the present elections. He said the position created was unique in the history of constitutional government. Referring to the test measures that had been introduced by the Cook Govern ment, he spoke first in regard to the Electoral Act and theamend ment made by the Fisher Govern ment dealing with the clauses which provided for voting by post. He said theCommonwealth franchise was the most liberal in the world, giving ev ry person over the age of 21. with a few exceptions, the power to vote, and, the postal provisions were included for the benefit of the sick and infirm and others who lived at a distance from a polling booth. G...
Hoaxing the Senators. THE STORY OF A PRACTICAL JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Heaxing the Segaturs. TIX-S 8 RftY OF A PRA~MTCAL, .JOE. An ramsing. practical jok3e has just been padl upon French Ministers of Par?iarmet by a P'ri?s?an j1oronlist. Fgver Depsty or Seat or is glod of an opportunity to bring his name before thc antio of his con situents. and no method i.s im pler thnn that of subserijhin for thr erection of a tat?te to ·nmn dead and st'a French celehrity who is in darngr of haing forgot 'ten. Knowing this, says the 'Times ' correspondent, a clever newspaper man invented a fictitious personage named Hegenippc S.imnn. Then he sent a printed circular to over a hundred Deputies. inviting them to become honorary memhers of the committee which was being organ ised to celebrate the centenary of the illustrious Hegesippe. For the benefit of those who might have forgotten this literary giant he ad ded a quotation from his works. "When the sun arises, the darkness vanishes away." The Deputies. who were unwilling to admit ignorance of the great man or to lose...
Two Good Stories. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Two Good Stories. Many of the stories told of Mr. Justice Maule, but (says the Lon don "'Globe") we bua to credit Mr. J, C. Phililps with quite the best, which is given in his newly-published book, "*My Varied Life." A little girl of five or six years old was tendered as a witness be fore him, and counsel objected that it was impossible she could under stand the lnature of an oath. "Come up, my dear, and sit by me," said M3aule. "Now, my child, youell are going to be asked wme question." "Yes, sir." "'Now supposing you were a naughty little girl, and told stories, do you know where you would go to !" "No, sir." " No Inore do I,'" said ~Mluule. "S?wcar the witnes. So far a? wr know, the following storyt of Disraeli which Mr. Philip:; tells i. quite neu', and if it is not true it ought to he : Wihen h .e s ta!e c:haencrllor of the T xchrl'qr lby lord tl)rhy 'ltr intg the Iltttr': ( Go,'rnnsnt, at cer tain fotlislih fuke stid to himnt : Mr. lhroimli, t nm glil to se' that your t:llents...
L. S. D. OF AVIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
L. S. D. OF AVIATION. The day when the well-to-do City man w-ill use an aeroplane on his daily journeys between his home awl his office, and t£150 will pnrchaAe an efllicient machine, is foreshadowed by Mr. Gustav Hamel and Mr. Charles C. Turner in their inter eating book, "Flying-S-ome Practi cal Expeiences." - Even now flying is not prohibi tively expensive. apart from the original expense of £400 to £1,.500 for the aeroplane itself. The cost of flying, according to the authors, is made up of the "capital expen diture upon the marbin ,.he cost or rental of a shed, repairs and renewal of parts, fuel, and the wages of one or more mechanics. The price of a machine may be any thing from £0t0 to £1,500. Tak ing the engine mlost generally in use at the timne of writing---namon ly, the Gnome-the aviator may buy ua single-seater machine with a 50 horse-power motor for about £700, or a two-seater machine with an 80-horse-power motor for £1.000. The Cost of machines goes up stend ily accord...
AN ENGLISH SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
AN ENCLISH SHOW. We are in receipt of a lengthy letter f om Mr Artnur Green wood, J.P., president of the local Farmers' Society, who is at presen in England. Mr Greenwood also sends us a copy of the " Sussex Daily News " of the l7th July, wh ch contains a report of the Sussex County Agricultural and Horse Show with the following note:-" A visitor to the show on both days was Mr Arthur Greenwood, J.P., president of the Mornington Farmers' Society, Berwick, Vic toria, Australia - one of the largest agricultural societies in Victoria.'' Writing in regard to the show, Mr Greenwood says "" the horses were grand and so were the cattle, but the latter being all stable fed, in my opinion they were too fat. Some of the horse events were good. The four-in hand teams were certainly a picture, but the jumping compe tition was miserable. There were plenty of competitors, but seve ral of them appeared in band ages. The riders cantered up to the jump and get over, and as the jumps sre not nearly s...
Ocean Fliers. STORY OF THE CHINA CLIPPERS [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Ocean Fliers. STORY OF T'iE CIINA CLIPPERS In the "Times" Literary Supple mnent is an extremely interesting ar ticle reviewing Mr. Basil Lublbock's book on "'T'he China Clippers." 'It is no accident (sans the writer of the review) that the ocean clipper owed its very origin to the compe tition for fortun.es in the illicit opium trade to China, in the thir ties and forties of Inst century; a business which was nothing less than the armed and piratical smug gling of a noxious drug into a country whose rulers forbade., but were too weak to resist, its intro duction. The coolie traffic, too; was a disreputable business. It is only when a'e come to the gold rush to 'Frisco and the clean trade of the fifties andl sixties that fascination at the brilliant qualities andl achievements of the clipper overcomes disgust at the iniquities associated with the name. Then indeed the story becomes en thralling. At first the A mericans were supreme, their designers, Iall, Webh, and the famous Donald ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
•-llL -.;aFhT?· ? : ?? i?- 3--·LD WRITES THIIS .LETTER TO Married or Single Womren TO ALWAYS USE WH-EN OUT OF SORTS OR NERVOUS CLEMENTS TON C SMore than any other hils Joclnmnt proves the ?alue of this great family medicine. "~ ?;r ,*,.. "Having seen in one of your books the names of those benefited by CLEMEHTS TONIC, I add my testimony, seeing none like it anywhere. "It might benefit others, as it did me, when rearing my family. By its use I had the brightest, healthiest children. a boy 17, and three girls 15, 13 and 10 years. Neither knows what earache. tooth ache, or headache is. " I attribute it to nothing buttheuseof CLEMENTS TONIC, as I am not very strong. I would use it when run down or out of sorts, and then would enjoy the best of health. " All young married women shall use it, as it is such a grand nerve and muscle strengthener. Mrs. E. STEER." All ¢ 5T))E. oT Pont Ti ?,r' . tin? tl,· Ir ltr ll l~llIIZnP?%, ?ick }|r3,ll('hr, J.olv i,,r lidllzrg .?it-llns CLI[ME?'r81 TOIC S...
Searchlight Revolver. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Searchlight Revolver. The .avrr.age hourh-l.der " ki Ifn a Kgo..t rn: -inima and n e& at. any tim he is lia.bhl to have to cope with an intrudwier who is an aexpert with firearms. HIene. it ii qluite essential that he he nrovided with something to ov-ercoina his handicanp. The burglar uINsually ha the advantage in knowing the gen er.! direction from which the man. of the houne will approach, whereat in looking for the intruder one Searchlirht Re~o3ver. never knows, in what particular no.,okk he may be hiding. IRevolvers pro sided with flash lampls tl.a e .el ino'ented which ueable a tlan t., light up a dLark row-n t'uld, nli and discover any intruder. ?-ur ',l?h a revolver places one at the mercy of the thief, while the light i" wavering about the room in search of him. To take aim. the house holder must bring his eye into alignment with the revolver, so that the thief has hbut to fire at the source of light to be sure of get ting his man. An improvement on that form of revo...