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NEW AEROPLANE. MYSTERIOUS INVENTION. OF AN ITALIAN COUNT. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
NEW AEROPLANE. MYSTERIOUS INVENTION. OF AN ITALIAN' COUNT. i The "Daily' News" of 7th February states that nearly a dozen of tho principarrosidents of Norbtury. waited several hours on the previous day, hoping to witness the flight of the mysterious airship which , has been built, there, but tho little party was doomed to disappointment. 1 "Tho Count/' as tho foreign gen tleman who Is superintending tho . new invention is styled, is an Italian ..nobleman of .-.many titles and great estates in the.country of his birth. He arrived in London a month ago from Home, in and around which city his ehicf possessions are situ ated. ,He is staying at a well-known West End hotel, from which . ho motors down uach day to the "ram shackle shed in tho neighborhood of Norbury, under'tlio tarpaulin covers of which tho "great secret" is housed, i Tho "Count" speaks not a word of English, and his instructions to Mr Haward T. Wright, tho clover, young JLondoft-'inventor -\Vho has made the airship, are g...
WANT OF THE DAY. A SCHOOL- FOR JOURNALISM. PROFESSOR'S' OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
WANT »OF THE DAY. /A SCHOOL- FOR JOURNALISM. l'ROFESSOR'S' OPINION. Arr J. Churton Collins, who Is Professor of English Litcraturo nt -Birmingham University, has a most interesting and really, important article in tho "Nineteenth Century" on' "Tho Universities and a School of Journalism." "If journalism js to bo what It is of powdr to be, and what for . vari ous and obvious reasons it is moro and more ceasing to be," then, sa:ys tjho Professor, "it must bo placed on tho' saino footing as other profes sions, and tho only way to effect this is, as in tho case of those other professions, to secure and require by university rccoghition competency and sanction." ^ &lt; ^ THE INDICTMENT. Ho contends that "a large ma jority of those who at present re present tho profession have littlo title to belong to It: ' The present condition of at least two-thirds of what claims to bo' journalism is, considering tho high degroo of intelf ligorico possessed-thanks to our im proved system., of ...
The Waitress Know. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
The Waitross Know. I A young man and his boat girl on torod'a well-known cafe, and naked to bo sorved with tea for two. t Tho : waitress brought tho tea, biit omitted to provide them with teasjioons. A short timo afterwards alio passed ! along for tho purpose of clearing 1 other tables, when tho young man said to hor "Can wo havo a spoon, miss?" Tho waitress roplied-"Oh, certain ly; I am jusi going, and you will liavo the room to yourselves."
A Willing Clver. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
A Willing Clver. One morning a mission worker ,v as soliciting contributions toward helping tlio work along. Stopping at a house she pulled the bell, which was answered !&lt;by a sickly-looking woman. i "Can you contribute anything tor tl«&lt;». drunkards' home?" she nskeu of the w.oman whom she had summoned to the J door. j "Yes," replied the woman. "Conio I back next Saturday night and got my husband." . - .
Why We Are Right-Handed. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
Why Wo Are Righl-Hancled. Primitive man, by nature and neces sity a fighting animal, IcarnccMn the course of his experience that his most vulnerable part was the heart; that a hard blow on the left breast would kill, or at any rate stun, the strongest man. Hence at a Very oarly period in hu man history mon began using the right hand to fight with, while they employed the left hand and arm chiefly t.o cover the heart or to parry tlio blows aimod at that vulnerable region. When weapons of ofTonce and defonco took the nlaco of fists and teeth, the right hand grasped tho spear or sword, while tho left held tho shiold or buck ler over tho heart. In this way, be yond a doubt, mankind became ''right handed." (A wag who thought to have a/joke at tho cxponsG of an Irinh provision dealer said : "Can you stjpply mo with a yard of pprkPn "John," said the dealer to liis 'assistant, "give this gentleman three pigs' feet." A raw Scottish lad joined tho Volun teers, and on tho first parade day his ...
IF WOMEN PROPOSED. THE INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL CONDITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
IF WOMEN PROPOSED. THE INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL CONDITIONS. "If marriage was proposed by wo men instead of men wo should bo far along the road to a/regenerate society." So says Dr. Donslow Lewis. Tho offices that this gentleman holds and the honours attached to his name almost compel one to conclude that he is a man competent to. comprehend tho subject in all its oxtent. Still, ono re grets that ho has not takeii the trouble to oxplain how tho woman's proposal is to operate so as to produce the regent oration promised. The reason seems to bo obvious. No visible connection, or relation, subsists between a woman's proposal of mar riage and tho regeneration of society. But, notwithstanding tin's lack of logi cal connection of ideas in the state ment, it is not altogether worthless. On the contrary, it has a solid value*. In this it throws tho reader back on himself to search for a foundation on which society may hope for regenera tion. And hero tho Doctor comes to our aid. ''When a married ...
An Oulragotl Archbishop. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
An Oulragotl Archbishop. Pius IX. had recontly issued a papal bull of great importance to tho Roman Catholic world,, and it was tho subject of much discussion. Walking down tho street in Washington one morning, a certain Mrs. Phillips mot phq of tho Archbishops, who joined her, for they wore good friends regardless-of their different crcods. After a few words of greeting, Mrs. .Phillinq, with her most mischiovous smile, said: "Your Griico, I have such a capital conundrum for you. It popped into j my head this morning. Why is tho j Pope like an old goose?" I "Madnm!" cried tho shocked priest. I "How can you put so sacriligious a question to mo ?" "Never mind your cloth," said .Mrs. Phillips; "be a man for a moment; not an Archbishop." It was impossible to be angry with her, us tho Archbishop know, so he hit his lips to hide a smile, and with duo gravity requestod tho answor. "Bncauso ho sticks to his own propa ganda," was tho prompt reply.
Bittor Sayings about Women. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
Bittor Sayings about Efomon. Tho treatment that womankind re coivos\ in tho proverbs of various peo ples, on tho wlioltr, is far from compli mentary. 'Horo aro some of thom, from difForont nationalities: - Women and mules obey bottor when carossed than wlion coerced. Tho man wins much who loses his wifo. Man is tow; woman is fire, and tho dovil blows tho hollows. Tho toars of women aro worth much, though they cost littlo. Tho boauty of man is in his spirit; ,tho spirit of woman is in her boauty. "Wlion you want to got squaro with a man, give him a handsome wifoj when you w,mt revenge on a woman, givo her a handsome husband. Always consult your wife, but do as you pleaso. 1 . Tho coquette is like your shadow; chase hor and she flics from you; fleo from hor and she chases you. Do you want to tost tho fineness of. gold? Use acid. Tho strength of an ox? Boat it. Thq. nature of a man? Lot him talk. Tho thoughts of a wo man? There's no way. The tongue of a woman is a dagger, and slio novo...
A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE. A TALE OF THE CRIMEA. CHAPTER XV. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
A TALE OF THE CRIMEA.' By RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, author of "Stanflcld Hall," "Minnie Groy," otc., otc. CHAPTER XV. I wandorcd through tho gorgeous rooms, \Mid silken robes and waving plumes; And thoro \yero bright and Jiving rays, Darting from woman's love-lit eyes, 'lliat tar outvied tho diamond's blaze; Thun India's gems a richer pmo. -Author's Scrapboolc. Tho Opera Houso in St. Petersburg is ono of tho finest theatres in Uuropvt orccted and supported at tho cost of tho Czar, who, whatever* his despotism in. matters of politics, .was an iiltraliberal when tho arts wore concerned, freiiuehtly expending, on tho production of a single opera, a larger sum than Kngland, with ail lier wealth., annually devoles to her museums, galleries, and schools. Strange that tho Calmuck should have j a higher appreciation of tho ideal and ! beautiful than tho Saxon. Tho painter ; or tho sculptor, regarded as an iule and j scarce-reputable personage here, would bo honoured and distinguished in Russia...
Nature's Puzzle Book. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
Naturo's Puzzle Book. By NIXON WATERMAN. It scorns to mo .that I can seOj In looking o'er, tho land, Of things a lot that I ani not Propared to understand. Tho' rivers, though they've far to go, Remain within their bods, Antl, still moro queer, their mouths ap pear Much larger than thoir heads. Tho- corn has ears, yet never hears Its husky neighbor's stalk; . A foot each hill possesses, still It never tries toy walk. ; To see, alas! a mountain puss 'I've watched in vain a week; And I have fears that mountaineers Have never heard its poak. .Though in race for foremost place The cabbago gets ahead, Tho spick and span tomato can Still ketchup, so 'tis said. While all agree as one that tho Potato's sweet' and good, It novor tries to dot its oyes, As certainly it should. Trorfe safe and- tall, thoir heads with . all Tho higher branches storod, .I've known to got so. much in debt Their trunks were seized for board. So, as.I look throiifl;li Nature's book, 1 My mind but half porcoivos H«r ...
WHERE OUR THINKING IS DONE. SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THE BRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
WHERE OUR THINKING IS DONE* SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THE BRAIN. . Rocont research shows tliat the? much fumed gray matter of the.brain is no thing moro than millions of pigeon holes in each of which is filod away a. picture of memorandum about how somothing sounds, smells, tastes, or fools. Until recently it was' believed that theso millions of groy colls, thought, but Professor Syitzko points, out that if thoy woro tho thought cen tre, the .elephant and many of tho animals would bo much cleverer than tho^ smartest man. This used to bo ox plained by saying that it was tho quality of man's grey matter which, nermittod him to think. A genius has usually more grey matter than the. avorago person, but this is not what, makes him a gonitis . It merely means, that, boing a genius, ho 'has stored, away an abnormal amount of facts. With- all his groy matter, rich in all', sorts of wisdom and experience, tho> man would bo as helpless and stupid, as a jellyfish woro it not for a queer, irrogula...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
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THIS AND THAT. THE UNEXPLORED WORLD. MYSTERIES STILL TO BE SOLVED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
THIS aNU iilAT. THE UNEXPLORED WORLD. MYSTERIES STILL TO'BE SOLVED. Camillo Flammarion, who is 0110 of tlio group of scientists who had' .boon (experimenting with tho now famous iNoajiolitan medium, Eusapia Paladino, Qias just published a book on the sub ject. Ho does not dony tho existence ?of spirits. But if theso uve^spirits of tho air thoy aro natural and not super natural. Thoy aro in nature, for na ture includes all things. "Tho super natural docs not oxist." Nor does ho dony that tho manifesta tions of. which thoy have had ovidenco may proceed from the disembodied spirits of tho dead, though ho urges that thoro aro weighty objections to tho hypothesis. ' He himself would rather hold that tho phonomona aro manifestations of "tho universal dynamism," by which ho means tho universal mind or spirit, what Emerson called tho oversoul.' Our iivo sonsos put. us very imperfectly in relation witli that dynamism. "Wo live in^tho midst of an unexplored world, in which tho physical forces...
Keeping Poultry Healhty. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 24 April 1908
Keeping Poultry Hoalhty. In order to carry poultry successfully through the winter the houses must be kept dry and clean. Provision for this should be rarido while dry. earth can bo obtained. A good j>lan is to clean out the house and every 'nest in it thoroughly. Then get in a quantity of perfectly dry, sandy eartli and spread it evenly over the floor to a depth of eight inches or more, and put some into the bottom of every nest box. This plan will work well whether the floor of the house is of earth'or plank. It is probable that vermin and damp ness cause more loss and disease among fowls than all other troubles put to-^ gether. The dry, sandy earth will* counteract the dampness and discour age vermin for many months if proper ly managed. In cleaning out the houses after you have put in tho sand or earth.it will only bo necessary .to scrape off tho droppings lightly with a fine rake, every few days, and you will have no difficulty in keeping clean poultry houses, while tho heal...
A Limited Wipe. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
A Limited Wipe . Tommy did not look very clean as ho sat1-.on the front row of the class., Ho spoilt the goneral effect, and the teacher spotted'him as ho answered tho roll-call. Whon sho had closed the register sho said to him, "Tommy, I 'think you had better go out and wash your face." . . Tommy -departed. In about fivo minutcB ho To-appeared, radiantly sat isfied with the operation. The teadhor was touched, and once more addressed him kindly. "Tommy," she said, "you have washed your faco vory 'nicely. But you haven't wiped it. vory -well. Your forohead is quite wet." "Wiped'it as high as my shirt would reach," replied Tommy in an aggrieved tono, and at that moment the teacher's attention was attracted elsewhere.
Curiosity Rewarded. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
Curiosity Rewarded. It was a moonlight ovoning, and Jenkins was smoking A fine-flavoured Havana, when ho mot a friend. "Have a cigar P" lis inquired.-' ; "Thanks," said tho other, gratofully, j taking and lighting tho proforred iweod. Aftor a few experimental puffs, how ovor, tho friend removed tho cigar from his lips, looked at it douhtfiilly, and, I with a very evident abatement df I gratitude in his tone* asked: - I "What do you pay for theso cigars?" ; "Two for ono and twoponco," replied tho original proprietor of both weeds, taking his own cigar out of his mouth and looking at it with considerable satisfaction. "This cost me a shilling, and that twopence." y The conversation stopped at this point, and a cloud conveniently shut' off tho moonlight.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
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The Largest Animal' [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
Tho Largost Animal' Tlio sulphur bottom or bluo whalo, as it is hotter culled by tho Norwegians, in tho largest living animal. It reaches a length of eighty foot or very rarely a little inoro. Whales grow much larger than this in. books and neivs pnpors, but in actual lifo not one in a dozen oven of this species attains a length of eighty feet. Tlio popular idea of a whale is that it is a clumsy animal, hut as shown by models it has tho graceful lines of u yacht. Th following figures give an idea of tho. fiizo and weight of a largo whale: - Extiomo length, 79 foot; circuinfor onco at shoulder, 35 foot; lluko notch to shouldor, 51 feet 2 inches; tip of noso to eye, 10 feet 2 inches; length of skull, 10 feet 0 inches; breadth of skull, !) feet 3 inches; weight of skull, 3 tons; length of jawbone, 21 feet; weight of jawbone, 1 ton; length of flipper, 10 feet G inches; weight of flipper, 7/30 pounds; across flukes, 1G foct 5 inches; weight of flukes.. 1/300 pound*; weight of flesh, *10 ...
CHAPTER XVI. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
CHAPTER XVI. ./'Russia is not a country* but a vast theatre."-Custino's Travels. , .' 'Tlio thrco young men mutually agreed to"observe. the strictest silence respect ing tlieir advonturo; even from Mr. Ma.rkham it was to bo kept a secret; for tho worthy inercliant had lived so long in St. Petersburg, that ho had caught the infection of the city-terror. On returning to tho box they found him about to quit tho theatre, with his wifo and daughter, who began to tiro of tlio spectaclc, "to which, par parontheso, tlioy were 110 strangors. "And how liavo you been amusod?" demanded Mrs. Markham, of our hero. "Fatigiu 1, niadame, with pleasure." "The lot of all," observed tho lady, "who pass any length of timo in St. Pet ersburg; ennui is the prevailing malady, ovorything is so artificial. "Who would imagine that this crowd ,of brilliantly dressed persons constitute but a herd of slaves?" "Hush, tuy love," whispered hor hus band; "havo you forgotten tho . lesson you so often inculcate to you...
WIDOW'S MONEY. JUDGE'S STERN COMMENTS. REIN STATEMENT REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 1 May 1908
WIDOW'S MONEY. JUDGE'S STERN COMMENTS. REIN STATEMENT REFUSED. Somo very strong comments wero made by Mr Justice Joyce in refus ing yesterday,. 15th February, tc^ re instate tho case of "Wilson v Stevens," a Chancery Division action which his lordship had tried on-the previous Tuesday. Tho action was brought by Mrs Wilson, a widow,- to recover money entrusted to C. R. and F. H. Stevena for investment. The solicitors did not appear, and Mr Justice Joyce, in giving ju-dgmeat against them, de scribed the case as a "scandalous" and "monstrous" one. Yesterday's application was made by Mr Francis Hewitt Stevens, the junior partner in tho defendant Arm, so thut ho might have an oppor tunity of explaining his connection with tho firm. Mr Earle said that Mr Francis Hewitt Stovens had only a small in terest of tho firm, and that he did not know until 11.30 on Tuesday that the case was down for hearing. Ho was at Gravesenil, but took tho next train, to town only to find that his lordship had '...