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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
Lady Makes Private Enquiry Regarding Hair Treatment. "A Lady Reader" complains that al though eho has tried quite a number of hair dyes, she capnot get one thatl v.:1l dye her greying hair to its ptirolper shade. She continues: "'My fri?n-s can see that I am using something, and make me the Ibutt of all their jkes. My hair is light brown. What1 color dye would you advise me to buy?" Answer:-Don't buy any hair dye at all. The best is quite easily apparent even to the most casual oh server. What you require is sime thing to restore-not dye-the hair to its natural color Try this, which you can mako up yourself at home at a comparatively trifling cost:--;Get 1' oz. of Rejuveni compound from the chemist. to which add loe. of hay rum. Shake well together, then add enough water to make 10oz. (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 thinnuoss is showing. As this is n...
Described. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
Described. "Pa, what is a pessimist?" "The two first add two last letters of that word generally characterlse him, my son." Sympathy is all right in its place, but it can never take the place of ready money. The neighborly feeling we hear so much about Is usually one of curios Ity and envy. Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. Che same people who can deny others everything are famous for re fusing themselves nothing. Glory, ambition, armies, fleets, thrones, crowns--playthings of grown children. Carrie: "Aunt Maria Is always tell ing me that perfect content is not to be found in matrimony. Trying to make me think she remained single from choice. I'll bet she never had a chance." Uncle Harry: "That's where you do Maria an Injustice, Carrie. To my knowledge she had three opportunities to marry. In each case she and the pastor were present, and if a man could only have been found to take the part of the husband, the oppor tunity would have been availed of...
FIREPROOF WRITING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
FIREPROOF WRITING. Documents written on paper made from asbestos fibre, with inks pre pared from the nitrates of iron and cobalt, have withst-od a red heat for two hours without being damaged in any way. No damage resulted until the intensity of the heat was exposed In it for ten hours. It is expected that further experimentation and study wilt result in the perfection of a pa per and ink practically indestructible by fire.
The Ranee's Crystal. STORY OF AN ADVENTURE IN BOMBAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
The Ranee's Crystal. STORY OF AN ADVENTURE IN BOMBAY. By Clarissa Mackie. John Barclay, a young man prom Iment in New York society and still more prominent in diplomatic circles, had Just completed a most delicate mission which had taken him first to London. where he had met many dis tinguished people in high life; then on to India,. where his task was lii ished. Never having been in that part of the world before, he wandered aorund for some time making himself familiar with the sights and customs of the country. For a week he had been in Bombay, fascinated by tilhe odd streets, beautiful temples, and palaces and the general mysticism of the life of a people so totally different from that experienced in any other part of the world. On the eve before his departure from the city, John Barclay stood on Temple hill, and Bombay seemed very far away that breathless night as he looked to-ward the mystic towers of the city that lay a lfew miles distant. Temple hill was In a suburb of In dia...
AT RHEIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
AT RHEIMS. A very interesting description of scenes in the war area is given in "'Harper's Mlagazine" by IMrs. W. K. Vanderbil, under the heading "My Trip to the Front" In one portion of the article there is the following pas sage: "In the morning, after walking around Chalons, we set out for RIheims. I don't know what I had expected to see. I believe I had thought of Rheims as a city empty and desolate, ruinedl-by shell and fire, as are the little villages I had been in near Verdun. But the first impres sion was otherwise. Children ran across the street, a trolley-car stop ped to set down a middle-aged wo mlan, a dilapidated flacre drifted by us, searching for a fare. One felt that there were not enought people about, that there was less life than the streets and houses led one to ex pect but such activity as there was seemed normal, and for many blocks I saw no destruction. "But we passedl very quickly through this part of the city. The cathedral may be said to stand in a sea of r...
A 'Varsity and Schools' Unit. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
A "Varsity and Schools' Unit. A famous general once said: "Eng land's battles are first won on the playing grounds of Eton." That re mark has been justified when we ex amine the glorious traditions of our public and other secondary schools. HIow proudly the younger boys who are ineligible to go to the front them selves talk of their school's honor roll and the numbers of recipients of de corations from the Kng that "our" school has produced. The esprit de corps is still as strong in the hearts o~ the younger boys. but there are. unfortunately a minor few of the old er ones who put their civil ambitions before both their own honor and the honor of the schooL Undoubtedly the missing of an "exam." is a great sacrifice to 4? hard "swotting' stu dent, but what sacrifice is that when it is compared with the deeds of his old-time mates who sacrificed their lives in the cause of humanity on the rugged shores of Gallipoli. The Pub lic Schools' Company of the old 5th Blattalion has left a her...
OUR "MATCHLESS" TROOPS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
OUR "MATCHLESS" TROOPS. Lady Byron had richly earned her title of Dame Commander by her resi:jle and prctica. war work. vWhe.n the War broke out she heard that tile Army had cigarctte buat no matches, eu she promptly sent over IcO,O0j0 boxes to our soldiers, each box hearing the inscription "A match. for our matchlecs troops, 'from Lady Byron." One obf the boxe is to b. preserved in the New War MEasum. What is thant w7khi the most ~m provident rjf yoe~g rsa re away.I ah~eto keep? Lt4t bogf. 2119
STRANGE RECOVERY FROM SHELL SHOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
STRANGE RECOVERY FROM SHELL SHOCK. ----+---- The fol!owing incident comes from the Jervla street Hospital in Dublin. Six montlhs ago Private Stephen Conroy, of the Peinster Regiment, was knocked downr, and stunned ~y the concussion of r shell which,burst near him. He was unconscious for five days alnd when he recovered he could neither speak nor hear. Conroy had prayed without ceasing for the return of his senses. The doctor stw him at eleven o'clock one morning, and hij condition then showed no impro vement. T'wertc-foilr hou;rs later the dojctor foundir.n him sitting up, talk ing, and able to hear as well as ever' and (Conroy then told the story of a strange visitation. He said that at two o'clock that morninrg he was awakened and eaw the dim figure of a woman standing by his bed. The woman tirnedi to him and told him to continue to pray. He became so alarmed that he bshouted, and then found that he had recovered not only his aseech hut his hearing.
ARMY NEVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
ARMY NEVERS. I never noo a drummer-boy wot wasn't strong on cheek, I never noo a canteen beer wot wasn't 'orrid weak; I never noo a "rooky" but 'e talked like two old stagers, Nor a sarjint but was all as good as twenty Sariint-~iMnajors; I never 'eard a Gym.-bloke but 'e jawed about "agility," Nor a corpril but 'is words was Puffect Infalliability; I never see a drarft go awf and fly the flag 'arf-marst, I never see a station but was wusser than the larst; I never noo a reg'ment yet wot flowed with milk and 'oney, Nor a Thursday wot was notable for any flow of money; I never see a uniform wot wasn't issued fair, I never see the tailor that a bob or two would square (?) I never 'eard a viewv perlitely voiced concernin' Frarnce, Nor a man wot tried to dodge it when 'e reelly 'ad a charnce; I never noo a raffle won by anyone I know, Nor a Major wot could not 'ave won a prize-for lettin' go; I never noo a driver wot adldresse,. 'is mules in rhyme, Nor a Igh-and-Mighty Red 'At wot inspe...
ARNA'S SACRIFICE. Published by Special Arrangement. (Copyright.) CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
ARNA'S SACRIFICE. By EILEEN and ELLICE CRANE. Authors of "Pierrette,." "John Camberon," "Under Her Husband's Thumb," Etc., Etc. Published by Special Arrangement (Copyright.) CHLPTER III. "Oh Life! is all thy song Endure and die?" Four some moments after the words which revealed to Jill her true position had been spoken, she sat so silent and Imotionless that Mrs. Brandemere won dered whether the girl had heard, or completely realised the significance of the information imparted. "You understand me, I suppose?" she asked, looking across at Jill with unconcealed curiosity. . "I understand that I am not your child perfectly well, but I fall to sen why this anomalous situation should continue." MIrs. Brandemere stared at the girl in quick surprise; her voice was deeper toned, with an under-throb of heartbreak, her face was tragedy stricken, and yet she could discuss the matter with an air of aloofness as though It concerned herbut very little, after alL The elder woman could not help fe...
WHAT DO YOU DRINK IN LODGINGS. HOME STERILISATION OF WATER [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
WHAT )DO YOU DRIlK IN LODGINGS. HOME STERILISATION OF WA.TER The importancne ot curing a beal thful water supply is increaed during the summer-time. Inhabitants of large cities who are wont to take a vacation in a rural community or a section of the country devoteil to the interest of the lummer toutist are frequently negligent about their own welfare. It is impossible for individ ials to possess information regarding the status of drinking water in every community whose hospitality is. ac ,_epred. Inasmuch as many diseases are dis- I Feminated thorough drinking water which sanitarily is not putable, there are good reasons for viewing unknown water supplies with .suspicion. It is not always. possible to secure stcerilised water, nor is it practicable to insist upon boiling water. Recog nising the advarnhtages . ot calcium hypochlorite for the sterilisation of water supplies, an authority recom muends tablets, each containing 20 to S0 milligrams of the available chlor ine. The direct...
INNOCENT BERTIE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
INNOCENT BERTIE. (;wenie was entertaining Mr. Noble and the little Bertie was hanging aboit. At length Gwennie told him lit wa; time he retired. "Oh, can't I stay up a little longer ple:tae ?" pleaded Bertic. "What do, you want to sit up for, to-night ?" asked (;wennie. "Why I want to see you and Mr. Noble play cards," a?swered the boy. "E3ut we are not going to play at, cards," said Gwennie. "Why," said Eertie, "mother a'id c~erything depended on kow you played your cards t-night !" "I want a hat in the very Latest style." "Certainly mada.m. Just take a sent a minute. The fa.sion is icst about to chang.."
AMBITIOUS YOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
AMBITIOUS YOUTH. Tile emall boy watched the mayjr of MIddlecoombe na be eat at his parent's dinner-tahble, with round eyes of wonder. Every movement of the civic gentleman's knife andi fork were naoted. Then urddenly the child gasp ed out: "Ugh ! I wich I was a Ma;or !" The MWayor beamed. '"Realiy," he said. "And why do you wIab you was a Mayor like me ?" "Then I wouldn't, get smamrked if I ate thinge vtth my k-ife." said the Emnall boy irnnocently. Far miling catka· and PI~atr an old w arble alab or a piece of plaet-gb.a6 I ~s better than a board.
ANIMALS AND WEATHER. LIONS AND TIGERS DETEST THE RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
ANIMALS AND WEATHER. LIONS AND TIGERS DETEST THE RAIN. "Yes,," said the keeper at the Zoo, ("August is the month that suits the I majority of the animals in these gar dens. You see, most of them, both birds and beasts, come from warmer countries than England, and so mid summer weather is more like home." "With the large apes, like the orang and the chimpanze. we have constant anxiety; and as you know, a gorilla big and muscular though the beast is, has never survived many months in Europe. They are all subject to pneumonia in our climate, so we have their cages lined with glass. "But the monkey tribe generally like to he warm. On cold days they sit huddled up in shivering hunches, and all their livelineps is gone, There is nothing more miserable than a sick monkey. Even a rainy day makes monkeys miserable. When they see it through a window pouring steadily they clasp their hands over their heads and sit still for hours. "Lions and tigers and all the cat tribe, dread and detest rain....
SOLDIERS' SMILES. HAPPY THOUGH DISABLED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
SOLDIERS' SMILES. HAPPY THOUGH DISABILED. If anyone were to tell you that he knew of a spot in the British Empire to-day where the ilotsam and jetsam of the tides of war are "beached," and where yet great chieerfuilnEes, and still greater philosophy laugh at rpain and irretrievable losse ; where the laughter of the Care-Free sounds loud above the lamentations of the War Broken; and were he to still further tell yoU that the Care-Free and the SWar-Broken are one and the same, would you helieive ? Or would you think that youir informant was test ing yolur credence by a recitation of far fetched fancies ? I think you may came to the latter conclusion, for it just does soundl like a page out Of "Alice in Wonderland," some earthly Valhalla created by the brain of an over imaginative novelist. It is ex istent nevertheless. It is no fancy name. iually it is calldd, "Some body or Other's Hospit:al for Limb less Soldiers and Sailors." I think r far better name for it would be "The Repair Sho...
FOOD FRAUDS. DETECTION BY THE AMATEUR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
FOOD FRAUDS. -0-*--- DETECTION BY THE AMATZ ER. A. ver- -ood test in' mewas of which the beist fresh butter may he distin guished lrcrn the made-up article or nmargarne iu, according to Mr. S. Leonard Bastir.. from whoss excellent paper we quote, that in which a emall quantity of the butter is placed in a tiny tube. This is set in water sufficiently warm to melt the contents: the sam pie is kept in a mdlted state for half an hour, and then it is examined. If I the butter is pure, and of highest quality, it will be almost certainly clear. On the other hand with mar garine or a worked-up butter a cert ain cloudiness will he apparent. A more simple, but equally reliable test, we are reminded, -is that in which a piece of the suspected article about the size of the tip of the little finger is placed in a spoon. This is held over a lamp burner; and the be havioufr of the sample. is watched. Real: butter boils quietly, producing a quantity of small bubbles; on the other hand margarine, or...
Hoot, Toot. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 25 January 1918
Hoot, Toot. There is much dissatisfaction "over the border," where the "blue bonnets" come from, at the supersession of the glengarry by the tam-o'-shanter for the headdress of Scottish regiments. Hech, tak' awa' my philabeg, My sporran, too, an' dinna tarry; My kilt as weel Ye've leave to steal (Though don't refuse A pair of trews!) But dinna tak' my auld glengarry!
The Perpetual Puppy. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 25 January 1918
The Perpetual Puppy. An elderly Yorkshireman was sum moned before the magistrates to show cause why he had failed to take out a licence for a terrier. His oft-repeated reply to the questions of the court was, "Why, he's only a puppy!" "Yes, yes, so you say," said the clerk. "But how old Is he really?" "I couldn't tell you a bit,' was the reply. "I never was much good at dates, but he's nobbut a puppy." Evidence proved, however, that the dog was long past puppyhood, and the bench inflicted the usual fine. Talking it over afterwards, the farmer ex claimed, "'Ang me if I can understand it! Last year an' the year afore that I told the sae tale 'bout sae dog, an' it wor allus good enough afore! Who's been meddlin' wi' t' law since last year?"