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THE PLANT'S BRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE PLANT'S BRAIN. Darwin, speaking of the sensitiveness of root tips, shows that they have developed ,divers kinds of sensitiveness, so that "it is," he says, "hardly an exaggeration to say that the tips of the root thus endowed, and having the power of directing the movement of the adjoining parts, acts, like the brain of our lower animals, the brain being seated within the anterior end of the body, and directing the movements." The wonderful power of this substitute for a brain is shown in its leading parts to which it is attached over, under, or round every intervening obstacle through the dark earth to a more or less distant water supply, or to a rich deposit of nitrogenous nutriment in the form of a buried carcase. Is it not quite as wonderful as the faculty of the bee in finding its way to its nest, or of a male moth discovering from a great distance the locality where a femals of the same species is hidden?

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD. Prehistoric remains have been found at the fishing1 village of Ambleteuse, near Calais, by Professor Dharvent, of 'the Anthropological Society of Paris. In connection with works of sea defence the removal of sand on the dunes at Ambleteuse was being carried out at a depth of 20ft, and this regaled the presence of an ancient soil with many evidences of prehistoric man. Further excavation under Professor Dharvent proves this to be one of the most important neolithic station? yet discovered. It is more than 150 yards pquare, and includes' what was undoubtedly a large workshop for the making of flint swords, knives, arrow and javelin heads, etc., numbers of which were found. Professor Dharvent says the discoveries show this was the home of a prehistoroic people who knew the use of fire, lived in huta on fishing and the chase, and made their weapons from the silex at hand on the shore.

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
THE HOUSE FLY DENOUNCED. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE HOUSE FLY DENOUNCED. An interesting address was given by Sir James Crichton Browne, the president of the Sanitary Inspectors' Association assembled recently at Middlesbojough. Sir James referred to the role played by flies in the propagation of disease. Leaving aside the researches concerning the part played by the Anopheles in malarial infection, he confined his attention to tlie common house fly. "This most fearless and audacious of all creatures" is probably the carrier of many varieties of bacterial infection. It appears that cultures of many pathogenic organisms have been obtained recently from the excreta of the common house fly, "Musca domestica." The role played by these insects in the dissemination of enteric fever in Souith Africa was referred to, and Sir James remarked that one of the collateral advantages of our campaign in tSouth Africa might prove to be the opening of our eyes to the part played by flies as diseas...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
A MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

A MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL. The Kulu correspondent of a X»a-hore paper writes thus of a mysterious wild beast, that is haunting the neighbourhood: "The as yet unidentified animal in the south-west part of the valley keeps on breaking open cowsheds and killing cattle,, and: a party of Rohilla sepoys have been sent from Mundi with orders to shoot it. Its latest iniquity was to draw the carcase of a bullock all round the precincts of a temple and eat it on the very temple steps. The natives declare that, when attacked by dogs, it gets rid of its assailants in a very ingenious manner by pelting them with pieces of beef, and while the dogs, who are generally halfstarved, are enjoying this most unexpected and extremely welcome sUpper, it makes good its escape. Woodcutters state that on more than one occasion they have come across an entirely new kind of beast in the jungles—a very large bear, head, body and hind quarters black, chest, forelegs and belly brown, like a red bear. If th...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
THE PRICE OF SPEED ON GREAT LINERS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE PRICE OF SPEED ON GREAT LINERS. Commenting- an the launch qf the Norddeutscher Lloyd "flyer," the Kaiser Wilhelm 11., and the White Star hner Cedric, the largest ship in the worid, the "Shipping- World" gives some interesting comparative figures. The former is to cross the Atlantic at a speed oi twenty-four knots, and will have engines to develop 40,000 indicated horse-power, while the British ship will obtain seventeen iknots wjth 14,000 horse-power. The two tioats represent German and British policy at the present moment. Tq gain her 40 per cent, speed the Kaiser Wilhelm 11. will burn 190 per cent more coal—about 750 tons a day; she requires 256 more hands to'work her, while of her 600 hands only forty-five will be oi'linary sailors, the remainder being mostly mechanics of various (kinds; and she must forego the carrying of some 1200 passengers and 15,000 to 20,000 tons of cargo every voyage. Such is the price of speed, and t...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
MERRIER MOMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

MERRIER MOMENTS. Never "be so impolite as to call a man a liar. Gently insinuate that lie talks like the advance agent of a theatrical star. V v Prospective Buyer: "Now, as to the death-rate in. this place. What is it?" Heal Estate Agent: "We only allow one death to each person." She: "Here is the story of a dog that knew when it was time to bring the cows home by looking at the clock. What kind of a dog do you think it was?" "A watch-dog, if suppose." Breakers Ahead. —CTontig- Husband:' "Didn't I telegraph you not to bring your mother with you?" Young Wife: "Yes; but she read the telegram and she wants to see you about it." An American once said to a German who claimed that he had the real New England sense of humour, "Did you ever hear the joke about the* guide in Some who showed some travellers two sk...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
her« was ay.«g fid £« S**«» 1 [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

her« was ay.«g fid £« S**«» 1

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Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
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AN AWFUL SHOW UP. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

AN AWFUL SHOW UP. Teacher: Next time you're late jm must bring an excuse from jow father. Tommy: Who—father? W$ 'c aint no cafbh. at exeusesr^mvO^j©? finds t"Tp out every time!

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A LIGHTSHIP STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

A LIGHTSHIP STORY. An old country minister and BJ§ -wife paid p, vdsit to Southsea, Mn cently. While the simple pair were, walking on the beach one eveningl they suddenly noticed the resrolvinf light of a lightship. The old lady gazed at it with open eyes for some minutes, then she turned to her hut? band with a puzzled look. she exclaimed, "if the man in thaj ship hasn't lit that light this fppfcy times, and it has gone out every time. 1* Mrs Blram Offen: How lons' tj*b» you in your last placeV Applicant: Qi was there just waa month, ma'am. Mrs Hiram Offien: What ipas the • trouble? Applicant: The trouble was, ma'am, that Oi was took sick, an Oi aQttjlda't get away army sooner.

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MAKING SURE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

MAKING SURE. "George," said the careful moth«*» "don't eat those N ornaments on <?« top i>i the cake; they are poisonous.- The ornaments remained lor tw» dayg oir the mantelpiece, when oa» disappeared. "George, S. am af*«d you have eaten one of those ornftnjents?" "No, mother, I haven't,'' was the reply; "but I have given oj# to tjie cat, and if he is alive to*motf-. row I shall eat the otiher myself."

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
MALAPROPISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

MALAPROPISMS. There is a certain member 9^ Stock Exchange wbp"{§ iioted'"for $? malapropisms, and thie other dsy. , when the German Emperor Tyas uij" der discussion, someone reanarkefl that His Majesty was a very belfico^ man. "Not at all, not at all," was the reply, "he's a tall, thin men!" Ou another occasion—it was just before the late war broke put —he is credited wiVii having remarked, "W9UI £ the markets are like this npw, I W9B' der what will happen when hospitalties commence."

Publication Title: Auckland Star
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CHARACTER FROM TEETH. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

CHARACTER FROM TEETH. He professed ta tell character PJ dentology, and as.ked his clients W send him a description of tb^r teeth, together with & shilling or two in stamps.. But the public didn't exactly, »P over itself in its eagerness to hfcve its grinders read. The only' repw that came to hand was from &n Ow 1 countrywonlan, who packed her }cv" ter and its enclosnre in a neat egg* box, and marked it "Precious" W keep it safe. "Please"tell my character from I**? teeth," she wrote. "I'm no hjstndyw describing things, so I Bend the teet* Let me have them back quickly*'*

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Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
COMPLETE TALES [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

COMPLETE TALES

Publication Title: Auckland Star
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THE FOOTPRINTS OF PRINCESS TRUBETSKOI. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE FOOTPRINTS OF PRINCESS TRUBETSKOI. : <g* FAVOURITE I BY TIGHE HOPKINS. TWO things were to note in, respect of the round which Capoojji Strode, Governor of John toward Prison, N.W., made on a gDS*T morning of March. ITie first, that it was an early a&ur for him; the second, that jjg fla d put on his uniform in place of the old tweed shooting jacket which te wore in ordinary. These things toeing observed the staff concluded that Somebody was coming. The common tourist of prisons arrives with p. printed order from the Home Office, which allows him to italic through the building at a stated hour in the company of a "principal" warder, who shows him the clean corridors, the cleaner cells, and tie prisoners, who are cleanest of all. The visitor may not speak to the prisoners, and the prisoners may not Bpeak to the visitor, who goes away flunking that prison is a very clean, quiet place —which it is. But the governor does not put off his...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
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"THERE'S NAE MAIR." [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

"THERE'S NAE MAIR." A minister In a remote part of the Highlpnds of Scotland was"recently, in a sermon to his congregation, speaking at length of the many tilings around us that are ,shrouded in mystery and of which we know so little. As he warmed to his sublet he became quite eloquent. and frequently repeated the oft-uuoted expression of Goethe~"Moro lisht! O, for more light!" His surprise may be imaffined when, after one of these utterances, fhe old sexton, who had been quietly dozini? sines the'commencement of the sermon. awoVwith a start, then got up. tip-toed softly into the vestry, seized two additional candles, and, ascending the pulpit stairs, placed them beside the two already there, and, Ln a loud whisper, heard all over the church, remarked— "Ye maun make do wi' these, for there's nae mair!"

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Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
GOOD ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

GOOD ADVICE. A young doctor had amongst his ftrst patients an uncommonly dirty infant brought to his consulting room to the arms of a mother whose face showed the same lack of acquaintanceship with Boap. Looking down upon the child for a moment, he solemnly said:— "It seems to be suffering from hydropathic hydrophobia.' " "Oh, doctor, is it as bad as that? enea the mother. "That's an awful sieves, for such a mite. Whatever shall I do doctor; "the disease will s» °* dirt." wash Its ta.ee; ln.•Wash Its tef ; h ™m«. loslns her deedl" «^»: a n 2; Tame to kwwrr curt rejoinder.

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Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
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THE IRISH HORSE DEALER. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE IRISH HORSE DEALER. "If he's as good as he looks," said Lord Archie! "he'll do." "Thry him. yer honour, thry him," said Delaney, eonfldentlv. "I've a grand field and plenty o' jumps." The colt was saddled, and Lord Archie mounted. He first galloped round the field, about 20 acres in extent, and then took him over a couple of hurdles, a wide sod fence, and finally a stone wall quite five feet hi&h. King Brian jumued like a stag1, lie could go a good pace, and his mouth was perfection. "How about water?" asked his lordship. "Wather, is it?" said Delaney, with supreme dizain; "sure, if ye put him at the Shannon he wouldn't baulk." "Do you think "he'd clear it?'' "Well, no, yer honour," replied Del-aney, thoughtfully, "I wouldn'...

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
WAS HE SHOT OR NOT. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

WAS HE SHOT OR NOT. This report appeared in an American newspaper:-" A duel was fought in Texas recently by Alexander Shott and John S. Nott. Nott -was shot, and Shott was not. In this case it is better to be Shott than Nott. There was a ruxnour hat Not r po i,, that the shot Shott shot shot Short,when the whole affair would resolve itself into its original elements, and Shott would bo «hot and Nott would be not. W€ think, however, that the ahot Shott shot shot not Shott but Nott; any way. It is hard to tell who was shot and who waa n&t." - . .

Publication Title: Auckland Star
Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
THE Racing World. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 18 October 1902

THE Racing World. "OTfcsOetoone." The West Australia T.C. will celebrate its jubilee this month, when a meeting is to be held at headquarters. Fifty years ago, according to the correspondent of the "Australasian," the leading club was a very small affair, and its meetings were of the "picnic" order. The committee has decided to entertain the old sportsmen—those associated with the club before the gold discovery—at luncheon on the course at the meeting referred to. The vigorous action of the police authorities has considerably affected shopbetting in Adelaide, and the betting is now being done in the streets (says "jr'egasus.") There being no municipal regulation under which the police can force peeple to "move on," the Government will probably bring in a short bill to meet die difficulty. It is, however, by no means certain that the bill will ba passed, w...

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Source: Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]
Country/State of Publication: New Zealand
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