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PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT. A meeting in connection with the above movement was held at the Rechabite Hall last Friday evening, when there was a fair attendance. Cr Sharp, the convener of the meeting, occupied the chair, and proceedings were opened with the singing of the National Anthem. The chairman then explained the object of the meeting and asked for expressions of opinion as to openinga fund to assist the so.diers who were going to help the Empire in the great ir.nter national war. Mr A. S. Chirnside said he thought that the funds raised locally should go to the Red Cross society as they were in most need of assistance. Mr J. J. K. Mills favored sup porting tne Patriotic Fund which was to help the families of those who were going to fight for the Empire He quite appreciated the great work done by the Red Cross Society, and he did not think it was necessary at that juncture to definitely decide which fund they would support. Assistance was needed, and it was thedutoy of all to give all...
Putting it to Them. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Putting it to Them. The young man had been with the party some time. and he finally rose to go. The others vetoed the proposition. "Oh. sit down !" cried one. "What do you want to break up the party for ?" asked another. "l[e a good fellow," said the third. Now that "Be a good fellow" well, e'ery man knows what that means. Every man has done some thing he didl not want to do and ought not to have done for fear someone might think he was nota "good fellow." T'he young man hesitated. "No; I think I had better go." he said at last. "Nonsense ! It's early yet !" pro testedl one. "Sit down - Sit down ! We'll all be home before twelve," added another. The young man sat dow'n. rested his arms on the table, and said: "Well, I'll submit the case to you. You are talking of going to the theatre, or having a game of cards at the club, and you want me to 1e one of the party. Now, in a cosy little fiat, S.W., there's a little woman--"' "Children ill ?" put in one of the party. "No; there's only o...
THE TWO FATHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
TIFE TWrO i'ATIIERS. "Clever ?" cricnd Brown, in tones Sabrupt. "Too c:e, r for his ago. Whene'er I talk h'll interrupt- Yours hnsn't rca?hedr that stage ?" Mine," .lnne rejoinled, with feeble grin, "8hoav villainy more deep ; For 'tis his chief delight, to in 'Terrupt me aut I alcep !" Tourist: "I say, ,inde, it's ab6ntI time we were getting near thlose famou: ftlls, isn't it ?" ,Guide : "Y?, sir. May T requw.st the ladies to stop talking f[or a moment, and you will then he able to hear the thunder of the waters quite distinctly."
SPORT FOR CONVICTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
SPORT- FOR COfITCTS. Hlumanitaeran mot.ive have led the nthoritim in the Staten to in ttitutr remarkable regulations in some of their penitentiaries. The convicts are allow-d to smoake, play cards and various outdoor games, indulge in mus.ical evmrrgs. and en joy other privilegts in ordert to rc liege the tedium of their Iong .rn [ tenct. And still there is a cry for more htm.lne treatment for prisoners, the resullt of which has been the es tablishment of what is known as the State "Honour Prison." at r:reat Meadow, in the United States, a report concerning which has just been published. The prison is really a thousand acre farm, on which the men are rm.nploved, everything heing done to ntsae the prisoners contented andti happy. That the authorities have bhen very successtful in this dirce tion may be gathered from the fact that, although no walls surround the institution, only four men at tempted to escape last-year, and so' indignant were the other convicts at what they considered...
Pigeon Post. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
Pigeon Post." Although it is -indisputable that our telephone and tlegraph systems are indispensable to modern bust ness. nevertbeless it is very sur prising how useful the pigeon still proves himself to be for short dis tance communication, as the fol lowing will illustrate : A certain old-established firm of dyers and bleachers, whose works are situated on the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire. maintain a system of communication with their Manchester once by merss of writ ten messages carried by well-train ed pigeons. Whenever al message is required to be sent either one way or the other a pigeon is lib crated which carried the document to its accustomed destination. The moment of his arrival is indicated by the ringing of an electric hell. due to the bird having automati cally imprisoned himself by enter ing the cage provided at the top of the building. Should any answer be necessary to this message, another bird is set free to carry back the reply to the other end. The distance...
SLEEP WITH OPEN EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
SLEEP WITH OPEN EYES. Most people si" ,,p on their side.s, wvith the knees drawn up. Eleph:ants always, and horses com mlonly. sleep standing up. Dirds. with the exception of owls and tihe hanging parrots of India, sleep with their heads turned tail ward over the back and the beak thrust among the feathers between the wing and body. Storks. gulls, and other long-legged birds sleep standing on one leg. Ducks sleep on open water. ro avoid drifting shoreward, they keep paddling with one foot, thus making them move in a circle. Foxes and wolves sleep curled up, their noses and the soles of their feet close together. Ifares. snakes and fish sleep with their eyes wide open. Owls, in addition to their eyelids, have a screen, that they draw side ways across their eyes to shut out the light, for they sleep in the day time.
THE BOWL OF DEATH. Poison the Fear of Nations Since the World Began. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
THE BOWL OF DEATH. Poison the Fear of Nations Since the World Began. iTh, tisry or tihe world, notwith :stadiling the boasted; dignity of human rnatulr.-, is a mIneatcholy book to read. Its: p:a-,-s teen with tile greatest crimellsl and the most ignoble wealk nesses. The sunshine of some periods had to struggle thlrough dlense masses oa murly clouds, and the stars of true greatness and brightest purity only athone at intervals in the Inky hky of the past. MJurdcer has stalked through the worlt either in the van of armies, or in the more execrable form of assassi nation. From the time that Cain pol luted the earth with the blood of his brothler, the fiend has been industri ously at work; at one time Immholating whole families, at another dealing the stealthy midnight blow; and at another handing, with a smile, the cup of death, to a friend or a relation. Truly can it be said of poisoners, that they: "Can smile, and murder while they smile." Brutal-murder with knife, bludgeon, or pist...
FOR THE FARMER. LUCERNE UNDER IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
FOR THE FARMER. LUCERNE UNDER IRRIGATION. The possibilities of irrigation as ap plied to lucerne crops are always an interesting subject. Tihere can be no doubt the idea is capable of great de velepment not only in parts blessed with irrigation facilities, but those which do not, strictly speaking, come under the heading of irrigation areas. The chlef value of lucerne is in the leaf, and the dirference between ir rigatedl and unulrrigatcd lucerne is re markable. Irrigation is, to an extent, a scion tiic undertaking, and for this rea:on is probably viewed by many as a question of such profundity as to be impracticable without the direct aid, aon thle spot, of a scientifically-trtained man. 'This is not, hlowever, the case for, without going into the lmore ab strtse features of hydraulics, simple irrigation methods can be employed by the average enlightened farmer w:ithout very nlmuch dililculty. In addi lion to studying the Principles of irri gation, it would be well. before instal l...
THE SADDLE HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
THE SADDLE HORSE. A horse with a long or rather long back is better suited probably to har ness work than to the saddle. It is not easy, as a rule, to get men to form the right conception as to a good hack,. and even those with what is called an "eye for a horse" may be seen sometimes unsuitably mounted. A short-backed, compact horse (says one of the critics) is what we want for the saddle, and there should be pilnty before us, as the phrase goes, when we are seated there in a sta'.te of perfect. enjoymnent, whilst a coarse Ibred, slackIy put together steed may be avoidd with advantage. IHunters, too, slould be selected on pretty much rithe same lines. Make and shape, of course, are the important requisites, anti, other thiings being equal, we may then itxpeg t to render a good accoult of ourselves when hounds are run ning. Yet, curiously, ow-n some prac tical horsemen are foullnd to hold il vergent views as to tile points ludica ted; and it is amusing to notice tha1, when they diff...
WHAT WAR MEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
WHAT WAR MEANS. "'All fair in love and war," runs the dld saying, and MIr. E. A.Vizetelly. in his volume of reminiscences, "My Days of Adventure," proves the trulth of it. Referring to the appearance of the railway station at Nantes during the Franc-German War, ne says: Nev~r since have I seen anything resembling it. A thousand panes of glass belonging to windows or roofing had been shivered to atoms. Every mirror in either waiting or refresh ment rooms had been pounded to pieces; every gilt frame broken into little bits. The clock lay about in small fragments; account books and printed forms had been torn to scraps; partitions, chairs, tables, benches, boxes, nests of drawers, had been hacked, split, broken, reduced to mere strips of wood. T'he large stoves were overturned and broken, and the marble refreshment counter-some thirty feet long, and previously one of the features of the station-now strewed the floor in particles, suggest ing gravel. It was, indeed, an amaz ing sight, t...
OVERDOING IT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
OVERDOING IT. "Yes," said the pert young lady. "men are becoming less Dolite towards women every day." "Oh, well," remarked the undoulbted ly stoult but charming younlmg thing, "I'II be truthful. I can't say I have found men less polite than they used to be. Why, only yesterday, when I got Into a tram-car, no less than three gentlemen rose and offered me their seats." "But wasn't that overdoing the thing dear?" smiled the red-cheeked girl. "Overdoing it, Miss Brown!" cried the stout lady. "I don't understand you. To me it seems impossible to overdo a courteous action." "Yes; but there was no call for three to offer their seats," said the other, "when two would have been rqulIte suflclent." Han sorrow knokeod at your door? lHan: circumstance fofled your winhtes? Still thero Is life to be lived. Wal:t not till you are In happier mood, but net forward at once. Perchance thwrl the happier mood will follow yui. S'onttitten eW forget that thipi ituff thait. lotit tmoet eaiiv heat 1w''i ar...
THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS AWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS AWAY. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox. A mighty monarch In the days of old Mad', offer out high honor, wealth and gold To one who should produce in form concise A motto for his guidance, terse yet A precept, soothing In hours forlorn. Yet one than In his prosperous days would warn. Many the maxims sent the king, men say. The one he chose: 'This, too, shall pass away." O jewel sentence from the mine of truth! \Vhat riches it contains for age or youth. No stately epic, measured and sublime, So comforts, or so counsels, for all time As these-- few words. Go write them on your heart And make them of your daily lfe a part. las some misfortune fllen to your lot? This, too, will pass away-absorb the thought! T"o dark to-day leads into light to morrow: - There Is no endless joy, no endless sorrow. Are you upon earth's heights? No cloud in view? Go read your:motto once again: This too, Shall pass away: fame, glory, place . and power, They are but little baubles of the hour. The ...
REAL HAPPINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
REAL HAPPINESS. Two men sat in the smoking-room at the Savoy the other night, arguing vociferously, while a third man, smok ing a long and costly cigar, listened to the argument with a calm, comfort able, serene air. The argument was about happiness. The men claimed, for different rea sons, that it was Impossible to be perfectly hapDpy. or; as one of them put it: "No fallible btoman being is capable of so forgetting Ilfe's trials and tribu lations, of so withdrawing, so to say, from his defective moral entity as to become completely possessed, even for a moment, with a sense of perfect happiness." The speaker turned to the man who was smoking the long, expensive ci gar so comfortably. "Don't you agree to that, sir?" he asked. The other flicked off his ash withl a chuckle. "Gentlemen," he said. "I am perfect ly happy now." "What!" cried the first speaker. "You mean to say you are perfectly happy-enwrapt In the present mo ment-oblivious of all the troubles of the universe? Perfectly h...
A REPORTER SURPRISED. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
A REPORTER SURPRISED. An amusing incident is described by a "Cape Argus" reporter. While he was taking a walk on the mountain slopes recently he was surprised to see four uniformed policemen and a detective in plain clothes making their way up the mountain. He cau tiously followed them to a deserted farmstead in the vicinity of a tin mine on Devil's Peak. They then surrounded the building, made a con certed dash, and entered it through the doors and windows. The pressman rushed up, and through the window saw a struggle between the police and four Malays. On the floor lay the unconscious form of a white girl, attended by an old colored woman. The Malays were sPecured, and from a conversation which ensued, it appeared that.the girl had been the victim of a dastard ly plot and forced into a marriage with one of the Malays. 'Tle pressman, believing he was on the track of a sensational scoop, buret in on the scene, and was-told in strong language to "get out of the way." Then for the fir...
DECEIVED MUSICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
DECEIVED MUSICIANS. Dfr. Marage, in a note presented to the Par! Academy of Sciences re. cr-ntliy, gave the result of experimenoto on tilhe ensitivcnesn s of the ear to muvoicatl soundl. After 300O selected / ttldentl and a .eer,' of mnIIn?chta?a'a, litrenedf to a piano. It wnma clv" that. the In?:lrltment woiuitl Ie chalnge/. T'l? rogrammte wns thrn repeaid. All declared the Diane to he much viu. pvrior to the inrltrmllr nt tlley lir.t heard .?A? a matter of f:lact, i :ante peillo wvat uo-il} on talth ot:C. alont. Thios Incient led the ,ci,-n tict to inqilre v,'?r-thter mn:tc.al cr?i e are not often inflitttncrl ttv b ?e con ditlon of their nerves. There are far too many r,-fornmers In the world, but not nearly enough people who are ready to belfeve the beet and makte tbhe best of everybody.
ATHLETIC SPORTS IN RELATION TO HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
ATHLETIC SPORTS IN RELATION TO HEALTH. It is strange that the problems of atthletfcs rarely receive the attention rf those 'who are most concerned with health, the supposed purpose of bodily exercise. The management of athletics is rarely found In the hands of a physician, by whose sclentific guidance the various sports would be treed from the dangers attending somdor the. present athletic practices. Athletics have for the most part to day become the province of the peo ple at large. It is the trainer rather than the physician, the hero-worship per rather than the hygienist, who di rects and inspires physical exercises which ought to be undertaken primar ily in the interests of. a sound body and a sound mind. Games have de veloped Into contests in which victory is sought at any human price. The "manager" is the foremost adviser, and the physician is called on as a last resource to mend the damage that may have been done in an ll advised struggle for athletic suprem Icy. Until there ...
THE CLIMAX. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
THE CLIMAX. It was a balmy day yesterday, but too many windows were open in some of the tramway cars. One man, who had a cold, was especially annoyed by an open window next to the seat in front of him. He leaned over and spoke to the man who was sitting by the open window. "Hxcuse me, sir," he said. "but that window Is too much for the rest of us." "I'm sorry," ,answered the other, "but you'll Just have to stand it" "I wish you would close it at once, sir!" "Can't accommodate you, sir." "Do you mean to say you refuse to Iclose the window?" "I certainly do," "If you don't close It, I will." "I've got a bet that you won't do anything of th6 kind." "I ask you once more, sir, will you close that window?" "No, sir, I will not. What are you going to do about it?" "I'm going to-come over and do it myself." "I'd like to see you try It." "Oh, you would, would you?" That was the first move of the game. The objector went over and began tugging at the window, while the whole car watched his pro...
HORSE'S APPENDIX REMOVED. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
HORSE'S APPENDIX REMOVED. Surgeone in the vterinary depart ment of the University of Pennsyl vania recently performed an opera tion for appendtcitls upon a valuable, hore owned by Mr. A. Reeder Cham bers, of Trento!, and tile animal In now as well as ever. Tile lorne In ea!d to be the first to have 1such an opration performed uDon It. The animal wan taken to Philadel Cili:a and bronghtt back again by boat. Mfr. Chilambero was so fond of it that hie obtained thile best medicale:t skill ponssible to try to save it lirfe after it had been treated by Trenton vcter Irqarians,
"The House of Gold." NERO'S MARVELLOUS PALACE IN ROME. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 26 August 1914
" The House of Gold." NERO'S MAItVF.LLOUS PALACE IN ItOME, An interesting description of the wonderful "House of Gold" which Nero had built for him b)etween, the Palatine and Esquiline hills in Rome was given by M. Prechat in a recent lecture in Paris. This mighty palace, covered with plates of gold enriched with ivory and adorned with a multitude of beautiful statues, covered an area equivalent to the Champs Elysea and the Place de Il Conrorde. The Emperor conceitei the idear after reading Ovid's ldescription of the Palace of the Sun in the "Met. iorphosis."' And it. ass in the guise of the S'osn (;onl that Nero had a statue of himself rnael nonr- ly lgftl. high. 'This cl',,:i su. stood if a great foucttrehoTN cha.rio)t, anti was erectled in front, of the "Hlouse of Gold. Within the palcre uall: waaes a lake, sslhich :ilncienlt. ;authnrs ,ompiare to a sic, and on its water5 ? were given the sImptuous nAtutical fc tivcities of hich one read.s. Like a fairy palace;l the "Holuse of (o...