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NEW YEAR'S DAY CUSTOMS [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
NEW YE.R'S DAY CUISTOMS It Is surprising how many quaint customs and bellets concerning Now Sow Year's Day still survive In out uf-thc-Way places (says 'Tho Westmin ster Gazette"). One of the oldest cus torms. which originated in ancient Rome. is the giving of presents. Thl cu.ttoos Ilourished at the English Court Ittntil thle seventeenth century. and still [exists In Scotland. A5 strange belief In I some parts of the country is that no washing must be done on New Year's ray for fear of washing some member ,of the family out of existence during thet ensuing year. From Cornwall comes a superstitition which tells how to ensure a plentiful supply of money. On New Year's Eve a coin is placed outside upon the window-sill and must not be taken in until thle N?ew Year: moneY till then continue to come in all the year. (It is not advisable to put your coin on the sill oi a ground-loor win ,low, or money nlay go out instead of .uming in!)
ABOUT THE SUGAR-CANE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
ASOUT THE SUGAR-CANE. The early history of the sugar-cane is shrouded in obscurity. It appears to have been well known to the an clents. Herodotus knew of it, and Theophrastus alluded to It as the "sugar-reed" of Egypt, although It Is quite possible that this might have been one of the sorghum family. In the seventh century, Paulus Aegenitus speaks of s:gar as "Indian salt," and from the evident Sanskrit origin of the word sugar, there is little doubt that the Far East must have been its place of origin. The Crusaders came across it in Syria, and one of them, de Vitriaco, describe4 the process of manufacture by squeezing and boiling down the juice. The sugar-cane was brought into Spain by the Ioors, and to the Spaniards is due the Introduc tion of Its manufacture into Hlspan folaor Cuba, where in 1578 there were as many as twenty-eight sugar-works In operation. Thence it was intro duced into the other West Indian islands.
A SPIDER SAVES A KING'S LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
A SPIDER IAV.u A KIN0Q' LFt. Dtrocg men are Droard Ia 2nas 315 many enemies, and that utroanges, most masterful of monarchs. Frede ick the Great, was no exception to the rule. ,?in one occsiaon he was saved from leath in a maost textraordinary man ner. It was at the time whenu he was a veritable irebra.nd in Europe. with the French. Austrins, and Elizabeth of itusia lealgued against him. In hisa palace at Sans Saudi. the pr?-'-;int I'otsdam, he had dined one evening, and a cup of chocolate, hit usual drink, was trounght him. The king was about to drink when a spider. lowering itself from the ceiling, flo ied right into the cupl. The kingn somewhat annoyed, placed the cup on the flooer and called for anothee His deerhound, lying at his feetr, ae- i ing the cup, made for it and drank. Within a few minutes the animal stag. gered and fell in a fit, dying almost before the fresh chocolate had been brougaht. The drink had been poIson *hd by a treacherous servant, and In this miraculous wa...
He Earned It. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
He Earned It. Mr. Huckias was trying to put up a new door for the Widow Jennings. The day was hot and muggy, and she wor ried him all day with questions, sug gestions, and complaints. "Aren't you getting that too nar row?" asked the widow. "No, ma'am," said Mr. HuckIns; "you know a few minutes ago you thought it was too wide." "Oh, yes," said Mrs. Jennings. "Well, anyway, I believe It'll sag if you don't change the hinge." MIr. HIuckins held the door in place, and proved that the hinges were in the right spot. But she soon broke out again, and to matters went on. \Vhen at last it was hung and Mr. Eiuckins was ready to depart, the widow asked him for his bill. "I don't make out any bills," said Mr. Huckins wearily; "but I'll tell ye what this work'll cost. If I'd done it under the ordinary circumstances I have to contend with, 'twould have been ten shillings, but in this case I'ii have to charge ye an extry sixpence, ma'am, for Dester."
HEALTH IN WALKING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
HEALTH IN WALKING. "No exercise," says a physician, "equtals wa!lkfng as a health-giver and a life-saver. I don't suppose that out of ten thousand persons a hundred can walk twenty miles a day. And yet every adult ought to be able to do so. Pedestrianism renews every part of the body. Try it, not as a necessity, but as an exercise. Get out every morning and walk. Your feet should be shod with care. Wear good walking shoes. Be sure and have room in the shoes for each toe to perform its func tIons, and see that the shoes do not slip at the heel. Wear thick woollen stockings, and see that they do not crease or bind. For a person unac customed to exercise, let the first walk be three or four miles, leisurely taken. Add a half-mile every other day. Keep It up for three weeks, and you will be able to walk twenty miles a day easily and without fatigue. Tou will see the difference in the 1nuscles of your limbs, will feel stronger In every Dart of your body, and your mind will do its best wo...
PROPOSED NEW ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
SPROPOSED NEW ROAD. At Saturday's meeting of the council a letter was received from the Department of Public Works re the allocation of a special grant of L275 to the shire, stating that L150 had w'nviled for the road from Officer to Upper Beaconsfield and Ll125 for roids in the Ton imbuk country, the council to spend L275 additional. Referring to the road from Officer to Upper Beaconsfield the President said he was not in favorof the council taking the work in hand until they knew what assistance they were to receive from the ratepayers. The work was an important one entailing a big expenditure and it was only right that those rate payers who were going to greatly benefit by the road should give the council some assistance. It would cost the council about L70 for titles alone, and if the de partment would not allow this amount to be credited as part of the council's share of expendi ture of L150 on the road he did not see how they could under take the work. (Jr Carney thought the r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
NERVOJ S ,BREAK DO WN REA REH3ARKBLE CURiE W/hat Clements Tonic can do n restrinng the nerves tno heaI:hy power and making the weakened system strong. A leiter in point which is worth reading. No. 6 Post Oilice Place. South MeIb., ,,2/7/I CLEfE!ENTS TONIC LTD., ] " ,ir tonic is one of the quicket nerve and brain curcs known. I tried :ll kinlds ol d .ctors' m.licir.es. and got Snol relief a I hallve fron your tonic i c[outlh not stand anyone talking to me, or tihe noise of the town traffic. I lost appelite and weight. I was that Sweak at tin.s a child could push me over. Ihad to give up work. I lay lhiur after hour awake, now I an i to bed and almost sleep at once. fly case was one of the worst I ever iheard of. I thought I woald never get wellg . can hardly believe the relief I have got from Clements Tonic. Nearly all thoe synmptoms I told you of have left met and teno or three more Ire )Ilesl will make me slrong. !.bre this [ was gofing twice a weekl .to Ihe " elulrne liIphai,o ad ...
A WATER SERVICE FOR BERWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
A WATER SERVICE FOR BERWICK. At the council meeting on Satur day, Cr a'Beckett moved that Mr Keys, their engineer, be asked to report on a scheme to pro vide Berwick with water. He did not mean anything very expen sive. He thought it would be possible to put a small plant on the Cardinia creek to pump the water into a large tank-about 10.000 gallons-which could be placed at the nld shire hall It could then be disitributed to :tandpipes in the township for public use. Re did not suggest that the water should ne laid to every house, or even that the supply should be continuous, but that it should be made available during dry spells If they had a water supply the water could also be used for tushing the street drains. The cost should not exceed L500 or L600. Cr Sharp seconded the motion. He said such a scheme would be beneficial to the .ratepayers, but he considered it would be fairly expensive. A powetful engine would be required as the creek was some hundreds of feet below the site o...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor. Sia,-That tenmnr correspondenze in your paper is very amusing, I have read it with very much amuse ment indeed. Of course I only pro tess to be as onlooker. I must not s y too much, or those Berwick p iy-rs niight guess who "A formner mnember ot the H T C." is. But I'm sure they can't. But to .ne it has been decidedly funny, decidedly so. Uf course you know, sir, that all country tennis clubs are apt to flucutuate, They do it according to their membership and the keeness of their players. And as all clubs are apt to do it, I suppose that even Berwick might be liable to take the . same complaint. But of course I did'nt mean that-I meant the old Harkaway club. It was a very interesting letter, that which Mr Lyon wrote (at least it was to me). I mean the first one. /And I'm sure he had no intention of hurting any one's feelings. Those Berwick people would not play with him and then he told them ihit their club was in a state of co'lapse, that they were su...
POETRY POPULAR [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
POETRY POPULAR "Jacob Omnium." in "The Book seller," states that Mr Harold Monro. who courageously started the Poetry Book Shop in Devonshire street, Theo bald's road, Just twelve months ago. is able to declare himself quite satisfied with the result of the first year's worIk ing of the experiment. The reading room. it appears has been so much appreciated that peopleo nave some times had to be turned away through lack of seating accommodation, and,. in the more practical matter of sales., encouraging business appears to have been done.
AEROPLANE ON ROOF [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
AEROPLANE ON ROOF Paris has got over being surpri.ed at the sight of flying machines (says 'Lloyd'i TVeekly News" of January I8). ,ut the population of Javel, a working quarter between the Elffel Tower and the aerodrome of Issy-les-Moulineuax. ;ot excited last week when they saw an aeroplane plunge downwards over the streets and finally crash on to the roof of a factory in the Rue .naint Charlts. There was a rush to the fac toryv, for it was fenied that the accident waos serious. but the crowd were met by the aviator, Mf. Gilbert, who, quito calm. and without a scratch, was tle endilng the stairs, which he had reached through the hole made in the roof by tho falling aeroplane. M. Gilbert said his engine bad failed. ie looked about for a landing-place, but rould see nothing but houses, factories. ani market garden plots. The broad road woult have served his purpose, but there were a number of children scattered along it, staring in wonder at the aeroplane so close above them. A.s a l...
A BOGUS CAPTAIN [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
A BOfiUS CAPTAIN An emulator of the famous Ioepenicki .vas yesterday sentenced at the East Kent Quarter Sessions at Canterbury toI live years' penal servitude (says "The Daily telegraph" of January 7). PL soner. who was described as Albert Smith. alias rorwn, alias Pa rck iIur ply, mariner, aged O50. pleaded not guilty to stealing a watch and other trinkets fronm a Swalecllffo lady. In the course of a remarkable sketch * his career he mentioned many great achievements. including the gaining of dlie Victoria Cross. which he cslhmed to have performed. Even more extraOr linar7y was the version of the same career given by the police subsequently Elvldence o the prosecutrix was that Smith came to her house at Swalecllfta Whltstabte. on November 30. and asked .or lodgings, representlng that he w:," 'aptain 13rowma. anit that he had been recommended to her by a Captain Col tins. In reply to a request for a de Dosit he promised to let her have it the following morning. The next day. hear In...
BERNHARDT HONORED [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
BERNHIARDT HONORED trme. Sarah Bernhardt is a Knight of the Legion or HIonor (says The Dally Exlpress' of January 16). The news w:as telephoned to h-r last night while she was resting behtween two acts of M1. Tristan IBernartl's play, Jeanne Dure." It belame known In the theatre beforo' the play was over., and when the curtain fell the a'tdience remained In the theatre and ga;vo tile now Knigitt of thile Legion a ruusing ovation. Then the company coliectel rountd the great actreso. and she wos the re ciplient of a touching attention. In anticipation of the event the mem bers of the company had bought a Cross of the Legion of Honor set in brilliatnts to he ready to pin it onl Mme. Bernhardt's breast as soon as she had the right to wear it. It was two in the mornilng before the new "Chevaller" got home. ~and when she arrived she found 50 or more of her friends waiting to congratulate her, and the whole house heaped up with flowers from friends who had not been able to come. To-day she...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
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HIGHWAY ROBBERY GEM MERCHANT'S LOSS [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
hlIHWAY ROBBERY GEM 3IERCHANT'S LOSS A robbery of a particularly auda cious character was perpetrated on a Hatton-garden gem merchant on Thursday night (says "The Daily Tele graph" of June 3). The sufferer was Mr Morris Phillips, who carries on business In Charles-street, Hatton Gar den, and resides in Petherton-road. Canonbury. On Thursday evonln,. when he left his place of business, he had about thim a considerable quan tity of Jewels, which he had been com l?ssloned to sell, and in a leather bag strapped to his right wrist a further quantity of precious stones belonging to himself, valued at about £400. These consisted of 800 carats of Indian sap phires, 400 carats of opals, and 107 pieces of turquoises. While waiting in Rosebery-avenue for a tramcar Mr Phillips was sud denly attacked by three men, one of whom deIalt him a blow on the head, and knocked him against a lamp-post. At the same time the bag which MIr P'hillips was carrying w:as wrenched from his hand. The as:alianta at...
BLIND VICAR OF LYTHAM [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
BLIL D VICAR OF LYTJLLM The Rev. Canon Iawkins, .IIA., Ihas announced that after holding the olhice of Vicar of Lytham for forty-four years hae was about to lay down the burden of pastoral duty. For twenty-two years;- according to "The British ,Veekly", Canon lHawkins has been blind, but never has a man borne an aflictlon more bravely. He has never shlrked any duty belonging to his office, and with the years he had steadily grown in the breadth of his outlook on all public questions. He has lived on the most cordial terms with his Free Church neighbors, and has done much to strengthen good feeling among all classes in the community. HIo was the head and front of most public movements, and his large charity will only be discovered as the days show the need for timely help in vari ous directl'in.
POISONED CAKE EATEN [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
POISONED CAKE EATEN In returning a verdict of "Accideln tal death," after the inquiry at tWest Ham on Saturday, into the death of Albert Challlngsworth. 1S months, who ate a piece of poisoned cake intended for rats, the jury (says "ULloyd's Weekly News" of January 18), sug gested that the sanitary authority should be Informedl of the occurrence. They warned the rateatcher to be more careful how' he left his cakes about In future. The baby's parents live In Cleaner road. Custom IIouse. and the mother said that when she took the house about six months ago thle place was infested with rats. She complained to the landlord, who sent a retcatcher to the premises. and for a day or so everything was quiet. Then she saw a. big rat run down the curtain when she came down in the morning. She again complained to the landlord, who sent some men to open the draina. After this the rats "all came in the kitchen." and on January 7 the rat catcher called again. Thcre were eeve ral large rat holes in ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
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SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEALTH MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEALTH MEDICAL OFFICEW'S REPORT The annual report. for 1912. of the Chief .Medical Oficer of the tnoard ,of Education, containo (says "Plblic Opinion"). all exthausntive account of the measure' which are being taken throughout the country to safeguard the healthl of school children. Alto gether thcr" are t1111 medical officers in thel, sc)hol service in England and WVales. as compared with 3943 in 1911; 8" are women and there are 742 nurses also engaged. The Chief MIedical Officer, Sir Gerge tNewn.an. states that it Is un fortunately true that uncleanliness still occupies a large share of the time, thought, and energy of tile ot cers of the school medical service. though it is encouraging to note that throughout the country the returns show a decided and progresalve Is orovement, and that the grosser forms of uncleanliness are now rare as com pared with the conditions that pre vailled when medical inspection was instituted in 1908. Many of the medical olicers' re p...
LEILA AND HER LOVER Published by Arrangement with Ward. Lock and Co. Ltd., Lond. and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) III. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 11 March 1914
Ell?A AND HER LOYER By MAX PEMIBERTON. Published by Arrangement with Ward. Lack and Co. Ltd.., Loed. and Melb. (All Rights R.eserved.) Ill. III. It was nearlsy ,ne o'c:ock rilren they returned to the cotta~?--Leit was waiting for them thn lt,. road. Shie must have run Iu and out or tle cot tage a hlundred tr:mes since they went; per:haps he hIad repr,:ached herself as many bLcause lshe It tt, go. It is true that shie thilrui: .sh" knew all about Sir iuh rir Don:l, bar onet. of Aberft:dy Castle'.I. .hy.' 1 c - ly every one at Ne'w:vca.stle could te: you his story and shie heard it twen ty times since the yacht Chrlstnhbo set his party ashore. ., -wa? ? veury rich man ann shEe wan so poor. Tle simple estimate of ri,:hs and Doverty came sw:ftly :o the woman:r:I mind for the child's rake. t'erc!iance sher w-as animated by thIe hope that she would make a friend of th!i man--he who needed a fri-,n, so soruely. Tile great car came slowly up to .he cottage, D,-sly s'anding as it came to a h...