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Studied Politeness. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Studled Politeness. Atlantic captains of the older school were a hardened and humorous lot of navigators, and many a story or their eccentricities survives them, One In particular of an old captain seeing the terror of the junior ofilcer during that nervous ordeal of treading the bridge for the first time with him, This partloular old salt, afttr a pain. ful silence, turned to the young man and said, "I like you; I'm very mluch imprnssed by you. I've heard a lot about you; In fact, my dear sir, I should like to have yoalr photograph. You skip down and got it," The nervous and delighted youth rushed off to his cabin and informed his !brother oficers of the compliment the old man had just paid him, He was In luck's way, and ran gally up on to the bridge, presented his photo. graph, blushing modestly, to the old salt, " Umphl Got a pin with you?" "Ye.es, sir." "Ah, see! I pin you on to the can. vas here. I can look at you there and address you, You can go, sir; your photograph is Just ...
Turning the Page. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Turning the Page, A testator, after citing tile obliga. tlons he was under to a particular friend, b6queathed to him at the bot. tom of the first page of his will ten thousand-pounds, of coUrse, thought the delighted legatee, but, on turning the page, he found the missing word to be "thanks," A similar story is told of an old lady who, in her last illness, promised the priest to leave him a sum of mon* ey for parish purposes. When she was dying, she asked the priest to come nearer the bedside, and gasped out: "Father-I've glven-you-" "Stop," said the priest, anxious to have as many witnesses as possible; "I will call in the family," and, open. ing the door, he beckoned them all in." "I've given you," panted out the dying woman, "a great deal of trou. blo."
THE CHINESE DERBY HORSES RACE 30 MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
THE CHINESE DERBY HORSES RACE 30 MILES, The Chinese who have made their homes In Australia are well known to bi gamblers, almost to a man, and yet only an occasional Chinese Is seen on the racecourses. It is different in longolla. When Mr. O. W. Campbell was travelling through that country a few years ago, he had an opportunity of inspecting the racing stud of Tse. tenol Khan, the most renowned in the land. Racing is the national pastime (barrlng fan tan), and a racing stud of dimensions commensurate with rank and wealth is the proper ap. pendage of a prince. The races are never under 10 miles long and the "Derby" of Monlgolla is a contest over 30 miles of rough steppe, Mr. Camp bell says that at a race moeetaing he attended in the Chabor country the competing ponies were nearly all owned by one man. The races which take place every year at Arga are held under the direct patronage of the Lama Pope of Mongolla. who becomes the owner of all the winners. A horse race with a bishop ill ...
CROSSING THE CONTINENT STUART EXPEDITION ANNIVERSARY. INTERVIEW WITH A SURVIVOR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
CROSSING THE CONTINENT STUART EXPEDITION ANNIVERSARY, INTERVIEW WITH A SURVIVOR. Last week was celebrated the 52nd annliersary of the hoisting of the Union Jack in Chambers Bay, on the north shore of Australia, by that gal lant exploration leader, John Mc Douall Stuart, and his brave band of nine companions. It was Stuart's last expedition. All the party are dead now except two-Mr. J. W. Bil liatt, who resides in the picturesque retreat at Mount Ranford, Exoter, Eng. land, and Mr. Stephen King, of Ken. slngton, South Australia, who is Mr. Billiatt's brother-in-law, Since the jubilee celebration which was com memorated by a banquet in the Ade. laide Town Hall on July 25, 191, three of Stuart's band have passed away. In his book "Explorei's of Austra lia," Ernest Fnvenao graphically tells the story of the expedition:--"On the 24th of July Stuart turned a little to the north.east and travelled along it to the mouth of the Adelaide River. He told only two of the party of the eventful mo...
LIVING IN LUXURY. ENGLISH LADIES AND THEIR PETS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
LIVING IN LUXURY. ENGLISH LADIES AND THEIR PETS. Dogs worth their weight in gold were exhibited at the Pekinese show in Chelsea, and some of the slghts to be seen there inspired the "Dally News" to the following outburst: "It is dilmcult to read without phy slcal nausea tile accounts piublished of the Pekinese Dog Show at Chelsea. Roman society in its most decadent (lays would have nothing to fear from comparison with these ladies and their pots. Caligula made his horse a senator; but then Caligula was gen, orally recognised by his contemporar los as quito mad. Those people who provide their hideous little animals with motor cars and medicine chests, who feed them on the most delicate food served in costly china, and do vote no small portion of their own lives (perhaps the least costly sacrli fceo) to caressing and attending upon them, are not accounted mad. They are only fashionable. But need Fash ion. also be callous and wicked? And what other epithets can be bestowed on a fashion...
ABORIGINALS AS TIN MINERS. LIFE AT BAMBOO CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
ABORIGINALS AS TIN MINERS. LIFE AT BAMBOO CREEK, By "Prospector." Bamboo Creek is forty miles north. east of Marble Bar, in Western Aus tralia, and Moolyella is twelve miles out on the creek road. Moolyolla has a very rich tin field, but is now on its last legs, so to speak. There are fifty tin-scratchers still there, mak ing from tucker up to £5 per week. There are a number of aboriginals in tile locality, and the whites employ the gins to "yandie" their tin--i.e., to clean it-which is done on a piece of woodl hollowed out after the fashion of a butcher's tray, and described by natives as a "yandle." This contriv ance is jigged by a peculiar motion of the wrist that impels the dirt in one direction while.the tin goes the other. Only the gins do It. The "bucks" are omployed on the stations as outrid ors, shepherds, bullock-drivers, etc., and take to it fairly well, being in physiqnue a better class than most aboriginals. When left to themselves the bucks make the gins do all the wor...
A REALLY BAD WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
A REJALLY BAD WEEK. The weekl had gloomily begun For William Brown, a poor manl's Sun. He was besot with bill and lun, And he had very little Mon, "This cash," said he. "won't pay my dues, I've nothing hero but ones and Tues," A bright thought struck him, and he saild, "The rich Miss Jenkinus I will Wed," But when hle paid his court to her She lisped, but firmly said, "No, Tlhur," "Alas," said he, "then I must die! l'm done! I'll drown, I'll burn, I'll Frl." They found his gloves and coat and hat The coroner upon them
PRETTY LADY DETECTIVE "SMARTEST THING OUTSIDE SCOTLAND YARD." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
PRETTY LADY DETECTIVE "SMARTEST THING OUTSIDE SCOTLAND YARD." There is a lady detective in Lons don, a pretty girl with beautiful hair, and a charming smile, who has, never. tholess, become the bane of the ex istence of the evildoer. She is the daughter of a lawyer, and the sister of lawyers, and to her early training she attributes her faculty of "put ting two and two together." So suc cessful has she proved, that she has now her own office, and employs a staff of 12, seven men and five we. men. Her den suggests a dainty bou doir, rather than a sleuth's office. She Is just seven and twenty, with a re cord that is envied far and wide among her male rivals. Shelo has a good-fellow manner, and her very clothes suggest the woman of leisure rather than the keen policeman. But she is a keen observer, and has laid her plans beautifully. "You are nlone." said an interviewer recently to her. "Suppose that I made a spring, at you and tried to throttle you, what would you-?" The lady at this ...
ANIMAL MATES. QUEER CASES OF COMPANIONSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
ANIMAL MATES. QUEER CASES OF COMPANION SHIP. There used to be a large male cat on Tabletop station which was never so happy and contented, seemingly, as when curled up on the back of one of the thoroughbred colts which grazed in a paddock at the homestead. After a while thle colt also appeared to become very fond of his feline com panion, which would get on to hlis back and sleeoop serenely in tile sun what time the horse roamed about in search of grass, or rested in the shade of a tree. Sometimes, if the cat did not make his appearance when expected, the horse would hang about the fence near the house on the look. out for his mate, and would give a succession of satisfied whinnies when the walt was ended. These two ani mals became so attached to each other that they did not appear to need any other companionship. On Mundawad dera station there was for some yearns an English terrier which could "ride" any horse about the place. But he was especially the mate of an aged hackney mare....
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
LADIES' LETTER. ni A certain Mlelbourne business man w well known in social circlea is chuc. h kling at a joke against himself played y upon him by his son-a good-loolng' y youth who earns a not princely wage ( in a city oflice. One dlay the young h man oasually acquainted his fatheo with his intention of taking to him fa self a wife in the immediate futurelh 'Pray, wvhat do you intend to keel h a wife on?" the parent gasped. ") never hoard of such folly; no mal g has a right to ask a woman to marr) a him until he has a home to offer her.' r Without entering into details, th v young man doggedly adhered to hi n intention of becoming a benedict- decision which ~reatly incensed hit father, who informed his offspring of his firm intention of cutting him o with the proverbial shilling. Fol I some days there was a decided cold ness between father and son, afte I which the graceless youth left hom on a visit to a neighboring State where the lady of his affections ha pened to reside. When ...
Fortune Smiles on Wedding. BIG PRIZE FOR BRIDEGROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Fortune Smiles on Wedding. BIG PRIZE FOR BRIDEGROOM. Mr. W. B. Wilson, of Broolkbank, Hyde, near Manchester, winner of a half-share, amounting to blout £12.500, of the second prize in thu Calcutta Derby Swoop, wvas mart ried to Mis Ethel Cowclll, daughter of i'r and Mrs, (1, E. Cowcill, Ilestwood (ot tage, Silkstone Common, Yorlkshire. She wore a dianmonl pendat, the gift of the bridegroom, a Mane:I tear cotton merchant, \vwho Iought tihe sw\\'oop ticket for ,C1 6/8, and sold a lalf-share. The Derby was run on the day be fore the wedding.
The Same Sad Defect. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
The Same Sad Defect, An old Scotch farmer woent to a cattle show to exhibit a favorite cow with which he had high hopes of win. nling first prize. On learning the result, and that his cow had been placed lilfth, his anger know no bounds. Rushing into the ring, heo verbally attacked the judges. "WThy is my cow not first?" he in. quired, angrily. "\What are her faults, I'd like to know?" At this point one of the judges ap. proached 111him and answered: "'I-cr faults, my good man,'are son0 what akin to your own--she lack; good breeding." Ratlher attemplt to worry a bull oterl. tier off a bone than to alter a rwo nian' opilllonll oneIl he'r inlnd Is lllulu up. "Overcome )by gas," Is thie headline on a daily paper.\ We know thos, tremellllols gas bills woalld kill some. oneo SOoeor or later. "When 1 look at the congregation,,' said a London preacher, "I say, 'Where are tlhe poor?' \\'hen I count the of. fertory In tie vestry, I say, 'Whero are the rich?'" "Hle is so set against feelltg p...
CUTTINGS WORTH FORTUNES. A Man who Insured His Collection for £3,000. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
CUTTINGS WORTH FORTUNES, A Man who Insured His Collection for £3,000. The news, first made public the othler day, that a certain well-known London journalist has insured his col. lection of noewspaper cuttings for no less than £3,000, doubtless came as a surprlse to many people, And, indeed, it is somewhat dlmcult for an outsider to understand how a mere jumble of snliplipets from old journals can be worthi any such sum. Yet their nc tual value to their owner is probably far In oxcess of what he has insured them for, for they are his stock In trade, the raw material, so to speak, out of which he manufactures the wares by the sale of which hlie makes hin livelihood. The entire collection, the accumu latlon of years, numlbers some mll lions of separate cuttings relating to practically every conceivable subject, and they are all carefully pigeon-holed and indexed. Any trained writer, hay ing such a cutting library at his dis posal, could make a good living with. out stirring beyond the...
OUT OF IT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
OUT OF IT. O, see the man! In utter gloom He leaves the gaily lighted room, He hears the sound of laughter gay, He has a look of dull dismay. While others wear a joyous grin As kindly sounds the ragtime din, He turns away and lets them piraho, The man who never learned to dance. A man may study all the arts, May read the sea and sky by charts May know the history of the law From Moses down to Harry Thaw, He may have treasure locked away And power other men to sway, But whero's the use. He stands nc chance, The man who never learned to dance, At a corroboree held at Tallem Bend (South Australia) the other day, Queen Louise, who is over 100 years of age, chanted, and her daughter, a more slip of a girl of 70 summers, danced. Of course, we have no com plaint to make. They were quite old enough to please themselves If recent group-photographs of debu tantes prove anything, the coming generation in Melbourne, an exchange says, is to be a generation of plain women, Ten thousand Anglican C...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCOES A Mlelbourne coroner once made the sage remark that on occasions people commit suicide by inadvertence, so to speak. He was referring to the fool who looks down the muzzle of a gun and pulls the trigger to see if it works right, or the man who goes to see where a gas tank leaks with a lighted candle in his hand, The limit ought to have been reached long since, but a London man takes the cake. He wanted to drown a dog, so he took the hapless animal and proceeded to a swiftly-running stream. On the way he filled his pockets with stones, When he came to the point of sacril fice he had to descend some slippery steps to the turbid waters, and, his feet failing him, he slid into thile water, whilst the dog smiled on the steps, He might have struggled out but for the stones in his pocket. The dog wont home and reflected on the matter of narrow escapes. None but the brave deserve the fair, and cone but the brave can live with some of them, "Does Mr. Mllnling.man come i...
Not So Slow After All. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Not o80 low After All. / At one time a German university developed the mania for conferring honorary degrees, and a Scottish doc. tor named Mlaintiro, who had obtainel his degree by diligent labor, became disgusted. He sent a polite note t?, the faculty asking them to bestow a degreo upon his servant. The doctor was a great man, and the jocose na. turo of the request was not suspct. ed, so the parchment was accordingly sent him. After acknowledging its receipt, the physioan added that, since they were so kind'as to give his servant a degree, it would add to his obligation if they would confer one upon his fav. onrlte horse. But the faculty, the joke once fairly scented, rose to the occi. sion. "\VWe are obliged," they wrote, "re spectfully to decline granting so dis tinguished a favor. We have searched the college records for a precedent, but the only one to be found lies in the fact that some years ago a de. gree was conferred upon an ass named MoIlntlre."
Everybody's Friend. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Everybody's Friend. Jack Podger was the most obliging man that ever lived. His services were given gratis to all applicants, HIe could mend a clock, repair a puncture, drown a kitten, paper a wall, and, in fact, perform any operation known to mortal man. In consequence, Jack's services were in constant demand. A week or two ago, after cobbling a neighbor's boots, sweeping the vlc ar's chimney, and writing a testimo* nial for his charwoman's nephew, he retired to rest. He was awakened by a terrific bang at his front door, and immediately rushed to the window. "What's the matter?" he bawled Ir ritablly, "You'll excuse me for troubling you at this time of night," came the reply, "but the fact is, our baby is so very cross, and we would like you to come and pacify him. He always laughs when he sees your funny nose."
PITY THE HUMORIST. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
PITY THE HUMORIST, It's not much fun to sorlbblJ rhymes ann ladle humor out, WVhon one is wholly at a loss for things to write about: And when a man for years has had thlis sort of thing to do, It's very, very hard to find a theme that's really now. So sometimes as my wearyi brain I rummage o'er and thresh In vain attempt to find a thou 4ht tha,'s just a trifle fresh, I'm tempted sore to cease to quip, to give up joke and quirk, And grab a shovel or a pick and look for easy work.
THE HOUSEHOLD. KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. KITCHEN WRINKLES. Sausages can be prevented from bursting by rolling them in flour bh' tore frying. When rinsing children's clothes, add a little alunm to the water, as this rete ders them less liable to catch fire. To clean decanters, mix half a gill of vinegar with a handful of salt, Pul a little in each decanter and shak.e well. Rinse in clear water. Habitual numbness of the hands may be removed by rubbing them fo:' a short time in cold water, foIllow? with dry fiction, To clean a watch.chain dissolve a little sal ammoniac in wine, and put the soiled gold into it. This thorough ly cleanses the gold and makes it quite bright, It is diflicult sometimes, when using essences for cakes or sweets, etc., to measuire correctly the number of drops required. If a finger Is dipped In wat. er and the rim of the bottle wetted In one place, the essence will be foundl to drop quite easily. Cover the patient over while alrln. the sick.room. Let down the wlnd.w I at the top, swing ...