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The Brunette Type. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
The Brunette Type. The brunette type is becoming- more numerous in England and on the Conti nent gunorally. Mr. Gladstone, who ob serves most things, said some years ago that lltrht-halred people were far less numerous than in his youth. As a result of an Iiiterestina: calculation, a scientist has learned that 78.5 per cent of the Ijrunetteu have huabends, while only 68 per cent of the blondes are married. From this It appears -that a brunette has ten chances of being wedded to tbe nine chances of the b'.onde, The scientist goes on. to art?uc that ' Q»c English are becoming- darker, because the men per sist In Delecting 4he dark-haired women as wives.' The same thing Is happening in Germany, In Prance, in Switzerland, and elsewhere on tine Continent.
BLISSFUL MOMENTS. IS A SMALL WAIST BEAUTIFUL? [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
BLISSFUL MOMENTS. IS A SMALL WAIST BEAUTIFUL? This is the Bhape of a woman's waist - . oo which * corset tight is laced. The ribs, deformed by being squeezed, press 'on the lungs till they're diseased. The heart IB jammed and cannot pump i the liver is a tor- pid lump the stomach, crushed, cannot . digeBt, and in a mess are all compressed. There fore this silly woman grows to be a fearful mass of woes but thinks she has a lovely shape, . though hideous as a crippled ape. This is a woman's natural . waist, which corset tight has not disgraced. Inside it is u mine of health. On I side, of charms it has a wealth. It 1b a thing of beauty truc.and a sweet joy for ever new. It needs no artful padding vile, or bustle big to give it 'style.' It's strong and solid. pluuiu and sound, and hard to get one's arm around. Alas! if women o»ly knew the mischief that tiir'it corsets a,, thpv'-) ]ct Dame Nature have her - ease, and never try har waist to squeeze. ?*'*? THANKS TO POLITENESS, ftlr. Jenk...
A TRUE STORY [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
A TRUE STORY One day an elderly clergyman was walk ing down llegent-Htrcet when he suddenly discovered that hiB watch had been rtolen. and being a very valuable one he offered a handsome reward. For a long time nothing was heard of Jlis watch: but one evening a man called, wishing to see him particularly, and to Ilia surpritte the man hud brought the watch. The clergyman, delighted at recover ing his treasure, put it safely in his pocket, and doubled the reward he had on'ered. After seeing the man away, and thanking him ptofusely.he returned to show his watch to his wife and family. Judge of his feelings when on proudly putting his hand into his pocket to retell it out, the watch was gone again, also the man and reward.
THE KING'S PARADISE. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
THE KING'S PARADISE. The King of Siaai has a fairly comfortable income of about ten millions a year. His royal palace in populated by about 5.000 people— moBtly his wives ana children— and is quite a little city in itself. The ornamen tal grounds comprise twenty-five acres, aud are surrounded by a wall twelve feet high. NoEuropeanisallowed to see over the build ing or the grounds. In summer the King retires to a glass pavilion at the bottom of a lake, situated in the palace grounds. Wulls, floor and ceiliner of this pavilion are made of glass, these joined by an inrliBBoluble cement. It is so arrauged that when empty it riEcs to the surface of the lake. When he feels hot and dusty, the King enters by.the pavilion's single door, which closes hermetically after him, and in a few moments the paviKon in at the bottom of the water, and the King, per fectly dry, co«l und comfortable, is Hinging, smoking, drinking and eating, with the favourites of his harem about him.
RARE BARGAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
RARE BARGAINS. Oa tbe Budden death of a prosperous pro fessional man, his office furniture was dis posed of. Amongst other odds and ends was a tin deed-box of the familiar pattern. Covered with dents, and almost innocent of japan, it went for 2s. 6d. to a work nginan who was attending the sale simply to pass undercover a wet evening. He took the box home, intending to paint and resell it. uuiuc nucriD jjuoDuUf ami tiiou im otu auvuv the job. Turing the apparently empty box upBide down to free it from dust, a thin sheet of metal, of tbe exact sine of the interior, fell clattering to the ground, followed by a document which had been secreted between it and the bottom. It was a will in proper for-m, signed and sealed, leaving the bulk of the testator's estate to two relatives. At once the tinder sought them out. Adminis tration of the estate wus already iu pro greBB, splitting up the assetB amongst various kinsfolk. ' What would you give me if 1 produced a genuine will in your favour?'...
THE POSSIBILITIES OF A WELSH RABBIT [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
THE POSSIBILITIES OF A WELSH RABBIT. Young housekeeper wntes to ask wlmt can be done with a spoiled- Welsh rabbit. She considers it wasteful to throw it away. We agree, but cannot say definitely what she should do with it, because wo do not know her tastes. Some people would have it framed and hang it up like a brasB plaque in the white and gold parlour. Others of sporting proclivities would set it up on an easel and use it as a target for archery practice. Still others there are who might use it on cold days as a chest-protector. Suitably painted with daiBies or lilacB, it would lnuke a nice birthday sift for your grandfather. In short, the possibilities of a spoiled Welsh rabbit are without limit; The best advice we can offer to ' Soung Housekeeper1' i8n»tto spoil her Welsh rabbits. She will thus avoid al least one of her present perplexities.
Pedantry. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Pedantry. There are many ways of saying ' It'* getting late, I must go to bed.' but only Sir Thomas Browne could thus express* It : ' But the quincunx of heaven runs low, and 'tis time to close the fl\fe ports '?- of knowledge. ... To keep our eyes open longer were but to act our an r!rt,«ri,ut Thd }innt«rnf»n at*j- nn In America, and they are already past their first sleep in Persia.' Unfortunately, , Browne was a pedant, and the fine flame of his imagination was often, so '? to say, smothered and smoked by the fuel of learning heaped upon H.
Quite Clear. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Quite Clear. On tl.:- M ? 's plantation in Missis sippi lives an old ' before the war' darky, too old to do any work harder than throwing feed to the poultry. She has known nn other home, and 1b a character. Visitors to the plantation always go to her cabin, and to their question, ' How are you this morning. Aunt Chris ?' never fall to receive the following reply : ' Well, honey, I'm kinder one-implicated. De superfluity ob de mornin' done taken de vivoslty outen de air and left me de consequence ob comprehension.'
The House Fly. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
The Route Fly. Sir John LuWbock says tha/t the house fly, which produces the sound F, vibrates its wings 20,100 times a minute or 335 a second ; and the bee, which makes the pound of A, as many as 26,000. or over 430 a second. On the contrary, a tired bee hums on E, and vibrates its wings only 300 times a second. Marey has succeeded In confirmlm? the«e nutnb^m He fixed a fly so that the tip of the wing just touched a cylinder covered with smoked paper moved by clockwork. Kach stroke of 'the wing: caused s per ceptible mark, and there were actually 336 strokes In a second, agreeing almost exactly wltS the number Inferred from the note produced.'
The Cycle in the Soudan. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
The Cycle in the Soudan. Tli.' ijliycle has found IU way Into the Soudan. M. Gayroud, in a letter to the French Society of tjommerclal c?eo graphy, states that he uses one at KIta, and that M. Baudry, a French naval ensign, has another at Bafoulabe, on the road from KIta to Say, In the French Soudan. Why not ? The bicycle, with Its pneumatic tire, has Uie soft foot of a camel, and does not seem ill-adapted for riding on Jlrm sand.
A "Bob Lowe" Story. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
A 'Bob Lowe' Story. An iuturestiiip; book might !-e com piled If it were possible to obrain from Ministers at' account of their feelings, reflections, and experiences ou (lie first ou««(£ion they ure privileged to take tlieir seat on the Treasury Bench. It is sui enormous stride (generally. l-y tlie way, taken across the gangway) wlieu a man quits Mie liMiclies wliero private members sit and duds himself enrolled as one of lier Majesty's Minister*. Once launched on those waters he may steer 3iLs counsi' in various directions :uid .sometimes Iiits upon currents that e;irry him into «i« office ^f Prime MShS-Ut. Talking with fl memlier of Uie latv Ministry on tho epoch as it affected him, (lie oouversalicn took sin unexpect ed rum. ' I don't reaiutuber anything about i lie first niglit,' lie tftfd. 'except that after I lind been sittin;; on Uie Tro:i Hury B«ndi a quarter of uu liour Bob T jtnra rfl»afi,t,i-u1 in .-iml ,rtiro Tim ftnSillirh to 'think of for the rest of the. night. It wa...
The Puce Gown. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
The Puce Gown. In the early summer of 177G Marie Antoinette made her appearance In a sort of chestnut-brown gown, and the King said laughingly : ' That puce (llea) colour becomes you admirably.' ]t is recorded that on tbe following day every lady at the Court wore a puee coloured gown, old puce, young puce, ' dos de imce' (flea's back), &.c. Many new colours were worn, either in combi nation, or successively, such as 'rash tears,' 'Paris sand,' and 'Carmelite.' Outre shapes prevailed over every kind of opposition. It should not be inferred from the foregoing observations that some of the costumes of that period were not strikingly handsome a-nd ar tistic both in respect of fabric and fa brication. The patch-box, with its lid lined with a looking-glass, was In the hands of every woman of fashion. In earlv Roman times patches were worn by orators of the Tribune. They were adopter] us an accessory to a lady's toilet about 16;i5, and continued in favour until the time of the Reg...
Braised Breast of Lamb. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Braised Breast of Lamb. Foreign meat will do nicely for this purpose. Take a breast of lamb, remove the skin, and put the meat into boiling water for a few minutes. Then take It out. and drain away the water. Let the meat cool, then put into a pan with about ha]f-a-plnt of stock, some thin slices of lemon peel, and a few slices of bacon. Arid nAnnpr anA RAlt Iwn rhnnnni nn(An« a bay leaf, and a few young carrots. Parsley, thyme, mint, or any savoury herbs you like may be added to give a flavour. Simmer all very gently until thoroughly tender. Boiled macaroni may be served with this dish if liked.
Raiment. Some Parisian Millinery. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Raiment some Parisian Millinery. Tn' the* annals of millinery artificial flowers have never before been so much umployvd, and every hat or bonnet that 'respects' Itself nowadays blossoms forth into vivid colouring and manifold shades of bloom. Nature has no fur ther secrets for the Parisian flower maker, and from the frail and fantastic orchid to the common or garden daisy, the brilliant army of Flora is most realistically and accurately imitated. n.llf die IKUyS DL J-/U1IUUU loojllt/ll iw*t*--/ In many Instances entirely built of flowers. One of the kind, and most becoming tn Its young wearer, has a plateau crown of Parma violets ; the brim, composed of violet leaves, forms a sort of j-uchlng- all round, *nd much higher at the back than sides and front. On the lert wide a high aigrette of rich crimson rosebuds and leaves rises grace fully. Another hat. of purple paille satlnee, is trimmed with a series of .small bunches of violets, with their leaves musK'.'i] together, and forming ...
Character in T's. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Character in T's. From the letter 't' alone can one read character, says a French graphologist. The vertical line represents the fatality of life, and the horizontal bar the in fluence human volition exercises upon this fatality. That part of 'the vertical line projecting above the horizontal bar Indicates the measure of Ideality In tne writer's make up. The practical and material part of man's character is shown In the in ferior part of this line, Take the poet. He generally crosses ills t's above, the vertical line; his aspira tions are high. The practical man In variably crosses his t'a midway between the Ideal course and the material. He proves himself to be In neither alto gether. The orpllmlst crosses his t's with a tkie sloping upward, from earth to aky, so to speak. The pessimist, on the other hand, crossed his t'a by commenc ing at the ideal part of the letter, but from there he descends with a downward stroke.
The North Pole. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 3 February 1899
Tlie North Pole. Perhaps the most Interesting question to be salved by the discovery of thc North Pole Is the question whether or not any human beings are to be found in its vicinity. It is not wholly improb able. The town of Werkojansk. In Si beria, is situated In north latitude 68deg. Whether or not human life will be found at tlie Pole. It Is certain that the unex |mui tu ± wic i cgiuii ta I u UO.U1 leu %jy Vat I ous animals. The rosy gull, two species of sandpiper, and at least one va riety of duck are known to breed there. There is good reason to believe that fish abound In the open Polar Sea, and the probability of a flora as extensive as that of Spltzbergen, mosses and lichens, ?with perhaps a few flowering plant?, eucfh as the yellow Arctic popoy.