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A NEW FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
A W (V FLAG. * Tiro now •; of poocc" which was \l&visod by }>:.■, Hague Oonfc^onco will •'•ftisily braille rk-ordB in the matter of) >*rioty'os: 1ms. The great majority of 'Jj'X nutionr.] Ju-'l.s are tricolors, but a ' iflkWj/ltko. Jh,\\ •» and. Switzerland, arc •->oiiicnf uTtli yu, . colors. Tho most vario £atv.l ontifcu :\'iorto liaB boon tho fivo huwi i.fcojK'.i ' Dcontly adopted by tho .:!>)ic, which is striped with trims'^ ; whito, bluo, and black */) t.vrci , -h" !ivo racos cornprisod in th:» C)i jp ;> ople,—Mongol, Chinese, Muuciiu, jUt n mod an, and Tibetan.
TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION. Getting- the stout old lady's luggage on the cab proved a very much caMcr task than getting: the aforesaid old lady into tlie cab. Even tin: tired old horse condescended once to turn his head and witness the interesting manoeuvre. At last, however, all was r&lt;\*u3y f^r a start—all bar the horse, whom John, whip in hand, was endeavouring rouse from heavy slumber. Just the" the stout old lady poked her head through the window. "Now, cabman, I wish you to be extremely careful, especially ftoinjf down hill; and if you conic to a cross ing, you must wait till the polio-wan tells you to go on; and—" "All right, mum," broke in the "cabby." 'I'll be very careful, mum. But, by the way, mum, in case of a haccident, mum, which 'orspital would you likg to be took to?*' -09
WHAT FLAGS MEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
WHAT FLAGS MEAN. j From time immemorial flafin lis been flown by ships nt sea all over tnc world, but it is only in more rcccnt years that an International Code has been adopted. All the countries of the world now conform to fixed ruks about the Hying of certain Hags, though, of course, each navy has its own secre.t code for use in war time. The national flan oi any ship, when hoisted upside down, denotes that the ship in question is in difficulties and requires immediate assistance, which any passing1 ship is required to give, if possible. The quarantine flag is a pKaln yel low square, hoisted on the foremast, [ which indicates that the ship has got J an infectious disease on board, or that it has come from an infected port. No person is allowed eTtlier to go on board or to leave such a ship until permission is granted by the sanitary authorities of (Tie port. In all parts "oftlie world- a v.hhr Auk is accepted as a token of peace, a red flag as that of defiance, and a blade flag n...
PEOPLE WHO DO NOT THINK. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
PEOPLE WHO DO NOT THINK. The mind of the Eskimo appears to be solely concentrated on hunting. No thing olso seems to interest him. In his book, "The People of the Polar North," Mr. IC. Rassmusson writoB:— "I once asked an Eskimo who seem ed to bo plunged in reflection: "Wltat are you thinking about?" "Ho laughed at my question, and said: " 'Oh, it is only you white men who go in so much for thinking! Up hore we only think of our flesh-pits and whether wo have enough for tho long dark of tho winter. If wo have moat enough then there is no need to think. I have meat and to sparol' "I saw that I had insulted him by crediting him with thought. On another occasion I asked an unusually intelli gent Eskimo, Panigpak, who had taken part in Peary's last North Polar ex pedition : " 'Tell mo, what did you suppose was the object of all your exertions? What did you think when you saw tho land disappear behind you and then found yourself out on the drifting ice-floes?" " 'Think?' said Panigpak, a...
ONE OP NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
ONE OP NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS. Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotto, ono of Napoleon's marshals and King of Sweden and Norway, was horn at Pan, France, on January 26th, 1764, and died in Stockholm on March' 8th, 1844. Ho was the son of a lawyer, and was educated for that profession. In 1780 he enlisted in the Royal Marines, and subsequently took part and achieved historic distinction in the French Re volution. Ho workod his way up until he became one of Napoleon's marshals, and he ended by being not only the ! rulor but the popular Sovereign of Sweden, whose language ho really never mastered. With extreme intel ligence, and in this imitating Napoleon himself, he surrounded himself with a kind of royal mediaeval atmosphere. He always remained a Frenchman at heart; and, though ho soon ceased to be on even friendly torms with tho man to whom he owed everything, tho news of Napoleon's overthrow at "Waterloo filled him with grief. Ho was then still only Prince of Swedon, and did not proclaim hims...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
wise and oteebtvists; in reaping the ic.varda of manic' lifo tho average man tinds that matri mony is moro of a binder tlmn a reaper, * # * # « Casey: 1'liwat kind av a liorso is :L cob? Murphy: It's wan thot's boon ' raised entirely on corn, yu ignoramus. • » ' » # « Honry: "What do yon pay for your cigars?" Wiuthrop: "When I got ono handed to mo, I always pay a com* pliiuent." * * # # "Is tliis a real ostrieli feather?" asked one slioppor. "No," replied tho other; "ostrich is merely its nom dc-p!uino." » * • * # Nicker: ''Does ho cry over spilt milk?" Docker: "No; ho raises tho prico of tho remainder on account of scarcity." * * * » Hlooin : "I'm glad 1 mot your wife. fjl.V' scorned to take a fancy to me." Gloom: "Did she? 1 wish you'd met her sooner." a » • • • "Papa, a to two mouses mice ask ed Gerald. "Yes, my boy." "Then why don't they call a pair of trousers trico?" said Gorald. "You say tho elopement was sort of forced upon y m i r' \ »*•-: i.iLer sl\*5 can)© down the rope l...
MUST HAVE SUFFERED. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
MUST HAVE SUFFERED. "Dear me!" gasped Mrs. Hollonut. "Here's a terrible item in this paper! My word! How the poor man must have suffered!" "Well, what is it?" asked her hus band. "Why, one of these unfortunate Marathon runners during1 the progress of a big match swallowed a sponge." "What I Let me sec." After carefully reading the para graph, Mr. Hollonut impatiently flung down the paper. "There never was a woman yet who could grasp a single fact in print. This doesn't say the fellow swallowed a sponge.' "I know it doesn't in those exact words," assented his wife; "but then" —triumphantly—"how on earth could the poor man throw up the sponge if he didn's swallow it ?" He who reforms himself has done more towards reforming the public than a crowd of noisy, impotent patriots. f
A DRY JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
A DRY JOKE. I The guard had told the passenger very frankly that he was not a walk ing: encyclopaedia, neit'ne* was ho a general information bureau. The passenger sought information else where, but he remarked that he would get oven with the guard. That even ing his opportunity came. The air was chilly as the train drew up at' a sleepy country station. "Guard!" whispered the passenger, as that official passeS ^is window, "would you like to take a nip!" The guard glanced furtively,up and down the platform, and seeing that the coast was clear, approached fhe carriage window. "I have no ob jection,'' he said confidently. "It's very kind of you, sir." "Right you are,'" said the passen ger, producing his railway ticket, "take it out of this!"
TOO SUDDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
TOO SUDDEN. "'This is so sudden I" As he heard the girl speak theBO words the astonished young man rose to his feet in bewilderment. "Sudden!" ho repeated; "did I hear aright? More than two years ago, I believe it was, that I first met you. For several months after that I only saw you occasion ally ; then gradually, very grad ually, I increased my visits. It took six months to get on a' formal calling basis,- it took sis months moro to bo a regular visitor; six months more to call you by your Christian name, and it is only during tho last few months that I have ventured with many mis givings even to hold your hand. And now, after all this gradual develop ment of my love, you tell me that my declaration is so sudden. Do you call this sudden?" "X do, indeed," she said, calmly. "But for what reason?" The young lady answered with some degreo of hauteur. ''Simply this," she replied. "I hard ly imagined you would dare to speak to mo like this for another two years at least, considering yo...
PERFUMES SHOULD MATCH COMPLEXIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
PERFUMES SHOULD MATCH COM PLEXIONS. None of our senses is so little consid ered as that of smoll, and it is a sign of advanco in civilisation that there is sc growing tendency to develop this sense. Every red-haired woman knows that certain combinations of color heighten or detract from her beauty, but not everyone knows that her faint bodily fragranoe is quite different from that of a brunette or a blonde. To bo aesthetic in her toilette the perfumes | a woman uses must he in harmony witfi , horsolf. The brunette, particularly in early life, may use a sensuous, flower essence freely, but must beware of certain light wlours, such as "now mown hay." Theso latter should be used only by the olderly, for among old persons the dry ing of tho skin gives an odour of dried loaves, which a fragrant but light por- . fume will glorify. In tho case of men, tho ordinary perfumos of conimerco should bo lot rigorously alone. In good health an&lt;T with frequont bathing tho characteristic e...
BRAVO YSAYE! [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
BRAVO YSAYE! An amusing story is related about M. Ysaye, the famous violinist, by the "Etoile Beige." During' his visit to America the artiste was the guest of a New York millionaire who in his early days was a shoemaker. After dinner his host importuned Ysaye to play, and when he hesitated remarked: "A man should . never bi. ashamed to exhibit his art." There upon Ysaye played to his host. Having returned to Europe, the violinist invited his former million aire host, who happened to be in Paris, to dinner. During the evening a pair of boots much the worse for we.u were handed to the guest. "My dear friend," said Ysaye, "do me the favour of mending these boots for me." The millionaire was speechless with amazement. "A man should never be ashamed to exhibit his art," added Ysaye, with a significant smile.
HAD HER OVER SAY. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
HAD HER OV/M &lt;VAY. It was a sunny day, wt • flprirt's window, full of gaily-decked flowers, looked unusually scductive. . Soon there entered a lady of attrac tive appearance, but with a-certain firmness of expression, indicative of a disposition to have her own way. She selected a brilliant-looking plant in a Japanese flower-pot, and, having ascertained the price, and announced that she would take it, inquired if it would do well in the sun. "Certainly, miss," said the florist's assistant, a meek young man, who quailed beneath her glance. "Don't say it will if it won't," she remarked, sharply. "Now, if it grows well in the sun, will the shade hurt it?" "Not in the least, mum," responded the assistant. "Ah!" she said, with a tightening of the lips; "here is a plant that is de olared to do equally well in shade or sun, which, to say the least, is neither natural nor probable. Perhaps you will call somebody who "is more of an authority on botany than yourself." The young man...
CUARDINC THE BANK. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
CUARDINC THE BANK. The Bank of England, which not long ago, narrowly escaped damage from a bomb disguised' as a milk-can, is quite tlio host guarded institution in the world. No burglar or bank thief has over succeeded in making it part with a penny. The great outer doors are bo finely [ balanced that a clerk can, by pressing i a knob under his desk, instantly shut I them in tlio face of anyone making a dash for tho street. They cannot bo opened except by special machinery. In recesses near the doors are hidden lour guardians, who, without being seen themselves, wat&lt;*h all tho visitors through mirrors. Special and costly precautions aro taken to guard tho bullion department, where the gold is stored. It has been ; stated that tho whole department ia submerged every night in several foot of water by machinery. Tho samo ma- i chinery would bo also set in action I automatically, if art- any time during I tho day tho place wcro tampered with'. I
AN IDEAL JAPANESE HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
AN IDEAL JAPANESE HUSBAND. A Tokio review, tho "Choukouyo Gouslio," has been asking its lady roadors for their ideal of a husband. Hero are tho necessary virtues of the paragon placed according to tho order of their importanco in tho oyes of fair Japan. Ho must not bo a miser; nob bo too much taken up with his own toilet; be manly in appcaranco; oxpross himself oloarly, avoiding anything liko a hint; bo prompt in decision and clovor in extricating himself fTom an awkward position; havo an ideal, which may he loft to his own choice; leavo the management of tho liousohold to his wife; never put his face inside tho kitchen; never criticise his wife's hats or dresses; never mako other pooplo the recipients of his confidences; not end by becoming an object of disgust to his wife; cultivate the virtuo of oom paSsion; not drink heavily; not be fat, not bo too joaloua.
BILL'S FATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
BILL'S FATHER. Ifc was a red-letter day at ono of our ( largo schools, and tho boys wero under examination in "optics." The point nndor illustration was that, strictly and scientifically speaking. >vo see not objects but their images depicted ou tho retiuu. The doctor, to make tho matter plaiuor, said to the wag of tho class:— "William, did you over actually see your falher?" Hill promptly replied, ''iNo, sir." "Ploaso explain why you nevor saw your otvii father.'* "Bocmiso," replied Bill, very grave ly, "ho died before I was born, sir. I1
RANOCM READINGS. A VAN STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
j 11 anDGM headings. i ?. Yak; sta3e. j TAitt > in too world is that I fjt *-he> Or./i.i Uak*'a Itouso in Putin, j Jfc if. ui»' hundred ' )obwi&lt;lo, nearly two hundisd in do;"'-., And eighty foot hyi: 1 ; *s measured from the Jon?! -if Uj» &a;o to tlvo 'Mlics." Tbo nl.vjjt' «>f i? AJotropolitan Opera ltons«; Movv 'j Cby, ifl ono hundred .and one fool, u- 3,. oighty-nino feot deep, mid sovcti sevon foci hi^U, -and i is hcliovod io • &li© largest in the /United 8to.toe.
SCIENCE NOTES & NEWS. EXHAUST STEAM. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
Science notes a neuts. KXIIAUST STEAM. In the yciir 1891 Charles Parsons «-"h«»wed that by means of the stoam tn] hinu exhaust steam from reciprocat iiuv engines could be used to produce powi r more; economically than it had been produced before. In 11)1)1 Pro fessor Rateau, Paris, discovered a method of using exhaust steam from engines that run intermittently. Ac cording to the "Kngine«;r/ "the practical result of the devolupment of exhaust and tnixed-presell re turbines has been that on land alone nearly two million horse-power of electrical energy is being generated by means of exhaust steam that had been previous ly wasted."
TEACHING OYSTERS TO MAKE PEARLS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
TEACHING OYSTERS TO MAKE PEARLS. The growing scarcity of perfect pearls has induced the Japanese at many of (heir pearl fisheries lo adopt a somewhat novel plan, which, if it succeeds, should tend to increase enor mously the world's pearl output Pearls arc formed by little grains of sand and other substances which get into the oyster's shell and arc a source of irritation to the little animal inside. He cannot turn out the intruding sub stance, so proceeds to cover it up with layers of lining material, until at length the object is encased and a round or pear-shaped pearl is formed. The Japanese are trying1 the forcible introduction of foreign substances into thi oyster shells. They place live oy sters before a fire, the heat of which induces them to slightly open their jaws; then a very tiny piece, of wood is inserted with a little carbonate of lime. They are then placed once more in the oyster beds, and it is calcu lated that in about twelve months the oyster will make a pearl out...
MECHANICAL SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle — 31 January 1914
MECHANICAL SOLDIERS. A Danish engineer has invented an automatic soldier, 'Which he claims will do away with most of the dangers of war for the army employing: his inven tion. It consists of a steel cylinder en closed with another cylinder which is embedded in the ground. The fight ing power is set in motion by means of wireless telegraphy, the inner cylin der rising to a height of about oft 1 above the surface of the ground. At the same time an automatic gun fixed in the cylinder opens fire with ■100 bullets in any required direction. The automatic soldiers may be brought into action by an officer at a distance of live miles from the line of defence. Further, it is pointed out that there is no danger of panic. It is claimed that a few hundred of these steel warriors would suffice to defend a position against the most powerful infantry attack. To stop the murderous shower of bullets the enemy would have to destroy the steel cylinders one by one, which, of course, in active warfare, ...