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Animal Prize Fights. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
ARnimai Prize Fights. SA.t GwatOTr, a ijative statte of Central India, combats of anlmals are tile chief entertaintment got up to tmise the visitors, says a tra ,iller. 'lli* rai+ns 5oJweI the best light of ali. .Let. fly from ,upplosite .nd.s ,f tih,. circle, they met in the centre of their tretmendous rcourse, thile repeat ed ihill thud of their hiorns tchOinig for+ days after in oly cars. A whito rans was priducel. which was lelid buck with lidticulty, springinig and showinig .light to Ill. the rains that .nmle near Jin.. II.* provedl too siriig llnd Ihctay for ill the Others, and theYv leu in terror before him. T'thel he wonlad take a mean advantage ti their retreat, and go aftler: theni, bhtting ut thoir backs and siies anld tslrlinig theilu colt tem?iptuoiiu.ly over. The traveller ulso saw it snake Ipittcdl aguinst a alongoos, but, curiousl. etnotgh. littlh fury as the Intguose • is, lie refused t t toluch tpe v'ery I aii'tsoitir. spottedl snake whieli was first put in usitih ...
EFFECT OF ACCENT. A BATCH OF GOOD STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
EFFECT OF ACCENT. ,I *-4----- A, .,BATCH OF GOOD STORIES. Front a list ot e:ampIlcs of the effect of the misuse of accent, pulb _ished In the "New York Tribune," we take the following : At a trial betweenr. two London nmsic publiuhers before the Court of King's Bench in 1813.', the matter in dispute being a violationl of the copyright in the song of "The Old English Gentleman," 'Thonmas Cooke, a. composer of somsq note in his iday, was subpoenaed as a;n e.pert witness. t)Otcross-exacminationo; Sir- James carelet 'questioned himnas followt ' --"'Now, sir ! You say that the t 'o meloldie? are the same, but diFt ferent. WVhat ido you meaHn ~ 6 that " Tom promiptly answerel, 'I said that-the notes , in the ,o copjles were alike, but with difflerent .s cent, the one hing in omnmon timeandl consequietly the positIon of thP nri.entedl note' was. different," "Now. pray. sir, ldon't bent bhoutl the bush. but oeplanit ?to the jutry, who ire supposed ,to knowno, thin~g about the bush. the muna...
FIGHTING FOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
FIGHTING FOGS. That Londlon's "particular - the yellow, pea-soup atmosphere which sometimes settles over the Metropolis and nmaterially adds to doctors' bunk ing accounts-may be abolished is the hope held out by a Frenchi scient ist, 3. Onderio. the, head of the Lyons Observatory, whlose novel rem edy is to he put to the test at Lyons. The French city suffers almost as muchl from fogs as London, and 1M. Onderio has formed the theory that these fogs :ire due to the enormous evaporation from tile Itivers Rhone and Saone. as they flow throuch that city. This theory is shi:redl by other scientists, who attrihutt London fogs to the vapor arising fromn the Thanmes. as well as to tle excessive stroke. Whereas other scientists, however. have usually proposed to banish fogs by attacking them iwhlin thley have once been formed in ther air, 31. On derio proposes to pre?-vnt their form:a tion by a very sinple plani. Hlis Idea is to supptess .e rising of the water vapor by covering the surface o...
TO PREVENT COLLISIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
TO PREVENT COLLISIONS. In consequence of the frequency of railway collisons in various parts of the world recently, the directors of the Western (State) Railway, which forms part of the Newhaven-Dieppe route to London, are conducting a series of experiments with a new ile vice which, it is hoped, wil ren it impossible for engine-drivers unwit tingly to run past signals. The new apparatus, which, from its shape, is known as the "crocodile," is placed between the rails near the dis tance signals, and is so arranged that when the train passes over it con nection is made with the engine in such a way that a powerful siren on the engine at aoce warns the driver that the signal, although, perhaps, in visible through fog, is against him.
He Earned It. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
He Earned it Mr. itnckiss was trying to pot up a new door for the Widow Jennings. The day was hot and mungy, 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; 'vou know a few minutes ago you thought It was too wide." "Oh, yes," said 3Mrs. Jennings. "Well, anyway, I believe it'l sag if you don't change the hinge." C Mr. IUlckins held the door In place, and proved that the hinges were In the right spot. But she soon broke out again, and so matters went on. When at last It was hung and Mr. Ituckins was ready to depart, the widow asked him for his bill. "I don't make. out any bills," said Mr. Ifuckins wearily; "but I'll tell ye what this work'lI cost. If I'd done it under the ordinary cIrcumstances I have to contend with, 'twould have been ten shillings, but in this case nl have to charge ye an extry sixpeoce, ma'am, for pester."
A Double Application [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
A Double Application "WelL sir!" exclaimed the million aire. "What do you want this morn lng?" "I've come again to ask for your daughter," said the poor, but ambh tious, young man. "Haveri't I told you six times over on as many different days that it is out of the question? What do you mean by bothering me in this way? ?oU are making a nuisance of your self!" "If I seem to be more persistent than circumstances warrant, I must insint that you, sir, are to blame." "I!" shouted the indignant o'd man. "I don't understand you." "There." said the man who loved his daughter, as he pointed to a nmotto over the banker' desk, "Is my excuse for coming here day after day: uI at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.' Do you bedic;'? in th.at ;sentiment. or have you put it up there simply to deceive people?" After he had scratched his head awhile the mean old phltocrat s:tld: "Yes, I believe in that. I haven't succeeded yet In making y. n under stand that my daughter shall not be come the...
HEALTH IN WALKING. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
HEALTH IN WALKING. "No exercise." says a physician, 'equals walking as a health-giver and a life-saver. I don't suppose that out of1 t-n thousand persons a hundred can walk twenty miles a day. And yet -very 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 shed 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 sup at the heel. Wear thick woollen stockings, and see that they do not crease or bind. For a person unae customed to exercise, let the first walk be three or four miles, leisorely 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. You will see the difference in the muscles of your limbs, will feel stronger in every part of your body, and your mind will do its best work...
Impartial. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
Impartial. "The clocks," said the bride, "are simply beautiful, and it was lovely, of you to give them to us. But-yolu won't think me fnquisitive?-may I ask why you gave us a pair of them? Of course, it was perfectly-" "I gave you two of them," inte" rupted the friend, "because I'm very fond of both yourself and your hus band, and if you ever get divorced you will each have something to remem ber me by."
WHAT KINGS SMOKE. THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S FREAK CICARS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
WHAT KINGS SMOKE. THI GERIMAN EMIPEROC S FREAK CIg;1RS. King George has trne distinction of beaig the on:; European Sover eign who smooes a tipe. All lie others are ardent devotees of the cigar or the rl.;srette. The Emperor Francis .Joseph of SAustria-Hungary, at the venerable age of eighty-three, is reputed to be the heaviest Royal smoker, his favourite being a cigar so cheap and so common that> it I. smbkeid by almost every peasant in the country. It is a long black cigar. tapering at -both ends and traversed by a Tstraw. The Emperor's brand, h wever. is art exceptionally powerful one. possessing-a '*bite " which would make it extremely s ob Jectionable to most men. Despite this fact the aged IHuler is able to smoke more than twenty a day withoiut feeling any ill effects; Turkish cigarettes, exquisitels It * voered and scented.anre tihe pausriotl of-the Ctzar of IUssia. who sCtar cely ever smokes anything else. Hi cigarettes are made from specially matured tobacco rccluasivelt...
Canada veraus United States. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
Canada versus United State.. Sir Wilfred Laurier possesses a par. ticular aptitude for administering crushing retorts to ill-mannered pen pIe. At one of Lady Minto's big recep tions some time ago he was tremen dously bored by a young American, who was criticising our Colonies in general and Canada in particular. Every institution (says a biographer) was compared in turn, to their great disadvantage, with those of the States. "Can't think why you don't choose some animal, some good-sized beast or h6.vd, for your national emblem, In stead of a maple leaf," he remarked. "S'pose yom're waiting till we annex yon!" "We have the beaver." Sir Wilfred reminded him, "the emblem ct indus "Beaver, :indedi :DO" yioui~:;kn what we call the beieirr A. rat with a swelled tall," chuckled the Amerin can. "And many people are apt to look on your American eagle as a jay with a swelled head," the Premier promptly replied. The late Lord Kelvin, accompanied by Doct,r Joule, paid a visit to the es tablishm...
GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
CUN CLUB. The Beaconsfield Gun Club will hold their second prize match at 3eaconsfield on Satuzday next, when they expect a large atten dance of shooters. The principal event of the day will be the L5 Open Handicap, in which lead ing Melbourne and country shooters will take part. This will be followed by a sweepstake for the club members only, after which other open swecps will be arranged. All particulars as to theday's arrangements may be obtained from Mr E. Williams, the hon. secretary.
THE CORRICKS. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
THE CORRICKS. Berwick is to be favored with a visit by the Corrick Family. As entertainers they have a great reputation, and they al ways attract a large audience. They are booked to appear at the Rechabite Hall to-morrow (Thursday) evening. The cornm pany consists of nine performers and the programme will be a varied one. Amongst the prin cipal artists are Miss Elsie Cor rick, a charming Lyric soprano; Miss Ruby Corrick. cornet and mellophone soloist; Mr James Caldwell, the popular Australian baritone; and Mr Jack Bonny, an English character comedian. The prices of admission will be 2s and is.
ABOUT THE SUGARCANE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
ABOUT THE SUGh.-CANE. The early history of the suga',-l-n"a Is:shrouded In obl?curity. It an,. trs to. have Ibeen well known to tih .n cenits; Herodotus knew of It, anid Tlheophrastus alIuded to It as the "sugar-reed" of Egypt. :.ttfblh It Is quite possible that t.:h ::e:; h:ve been one of the sozrhmr; .. ;ily. In the seventhl centnry. :., ,\,:cnitus speaks of slugar as "'; .i: :~,at." and fromt the ovidentt ya:ts., or rig:n of the word stgt:tr. tIltre 1i LIttlI* dollbt that tile Iar East must hbrse bcern Its place of origin. The Crusaders came across It in Syria. and one or them, de Vltriaco, described the process of tanufactture by squeezing and boiling down the juice. The sutgar-cn'e "was brought into Spain by the Moors, and to the Spaniards is due the Introduc tion of its manufacture into HIspan folaor Cuba;. where In 1578 there were as many as twenty-elght sugar-works in operation. Thence It was intro ducedr Itito the other West Indtian Islands.
A SPIDER SAVES A KING'S LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
A SPIDER UAVtB A KING'S LIFi Strog men as DpoOTbial ia ha. by many enemies, and that stronge?o, moet mastertfl of monarchs, Freder ick the Great, was no exception to the role. ,' On one occasion he was saved from death in a most extraordinary man ner. It was at the time when he was a veritable flrebrand in Europe. aith the French. Austrians. and Elizabeth of Russia leagued against him. In his palace at Sans Soucl, the present Potsdam, he had dined one evening, and a cup of chocolate. his usual drink, was trought him. The king was about to drink when a spider, loweoring itself from the ceiling, fieo ped right into the cup. The kin. somewhat annoyed. placed the cup on the floor and called for anothe. His deerhound. lying at his feet, see long the cup, made for it and drank. Within a few minutes the animal stag gered and fell in a fit. dying slmoost be[ore the fresh chocolate had been brought. The drink had been poison ed by a treacherous servant. ned in this miraculous way the king's ...
BACK TO THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
BAGK TO THE LAND. There are too many "dreamers and thinkers," And not enough tillers of soil: There are too many eaters ard drinkers Who i'se up the products ot toil;: 'nere are too many boosters and boomers. With manners too easy and bland; \Ve?r, e:ursrd with too many co!i:silm ers. n-e orlitIt t l gc) back to the la:lnd. There are too manlly getterw and tak ers. IAnrl not enlough men who produce; There are too mRany broad rolling acrea Untonrchend and untilled - out of use; \Ve :tick where the grime and the grit Is. .\nd the streets with the poor are a-s?warm; ,We'r, crowded too much In the cities, We ought to go back to the farm. We've got to be workers and plough ers, Who sweat in the fields like true men: We've got to make use of our powers To make the land blossom again. What, me? On a farm? And to stay there? Well, not for a bundle of pelf! [ was trying to show you the way there, But I'll stick to the city myself.
Her Eyes Upon Him. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
Her Eyes Upon Him. A w-i-lbnown writer was present re c(ently at a dress rehearsal of a com pdy played by amateurs. The re Ii'-arsal w&'nt well, but the hero, B-. seemed rather hard and cold. The novelist sat in a box next to a charm ing woman of middle age. She said, at the end of the third act, "It goes beantifuilly, doesn't it?" "Beautifully," said the gentleman. "But 1--- doesn't make love to that pretty girl in as ardent a manner as I could wish. His love-making, in Ifact, strikes me as very .tame and spiritless." The woman frowned. "He won't put any more spirit in it while I've got my eye on him, let me tell you." she said. "I'm Mrs. B--." "Pa. what is a diplomat?" A diplomat, my son. Is a man who remembers a lady's birthday, but for i a :s her age."
Trifles Light As Air. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 6 May 1914
Trifles Light As Air. IMrs. Gordon had recently ruoved into the neighborhood. "I thought I would come and tell you that yollr .James has been figihtin; 'with my Edward," said one of the nieighbors. one morning as she called at Mrs. Gordon's door, "andl setrle thi, matter if I could." "Well, for my part," responded Mrs. Gordon baughtily,' "Ir have no time to enter Into any discussion about the children's quarrels. I consider my self above such trifling things." "I'm delighted to hear it," was tlhe reply. "Ill send James over on . stretcher in an hour or two."