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FOOTSTEPS. Ey nenry Cbappell author of "The. .Day.*-' Dead son of mine, when first two tiny' feet * j With step uneven^ traced a league-longj yard, • . ;j Then m my heart your throne was set complete, And ' love' about- you mounted" royal guard. For you I' tireless wrought, adventured, planned, Nor dreamed that I was building on the sand. Then eager steps a hundred times a' day Raced up the stair and down and m and out, •■:•-, Luring me on to join the boyish play; Making me one m prank and m^rry bout. Day was a garden lit by sunny beams, r And night another day of happydreams. - Willi ev'ry passing year my burden! fell, For you, my son and friend, took up the load, i Love came to you, and all the world went well, And life stretched out before, a shining, road. T saw the promise fair of youth unfold And all my harvest ripening to gold. Then rame the call, the parting and the pain, When hands alpne had voice - to say good-bye. Now death has-- trampled down the golden grain. And all my palaces m ruins lie. 0 costly bays that sacrifice has won! The throne is empty, 1 have lost my son. England's the glory is, and mine the loss. You were mine own; to England, one son more or legions who for her have borne the cross And laid it down on weary hearts and sore. 1 take my cross, and if my head be. bowed, The parent mourns, the patriot is proud. Dead son of mine, it may lie, that you know, " ' ' Grieve for my grief, and sorrow for my tears, So for your sake the tide shall Inly flow; 1 lift m,y head and face"* the empty years. Day witli its memories of bittersweet. Night with its echoes of a soldier's feet. „ . CURRENTS FOB CROPS. ELECTRIGErY AS A ■ STIMULANT FOR SEEDS vAND GRAIN. BOURNEMOUTH (Eng.), Aug. 14. Dr. Charles Mercier, of Parkstone (Dorset) confidently asserts that a new era m agriculture is being opened by the electrical treatment of seed and grain. He exhibited many samples of corn grown from treated and untreated seed m support of his belief. The difference between the samples was amazing, showing that electrification increases the yield m quantity, quality, and weight. Electrified coni is now awaiting harvest, hi Dorset, and( an increase m yield ol fully twenty-five per cent, is expected. The Wolfryn electro-chemical process is the invention of a Dorset octogenarian named Fry. Dr. Meroier states that he has interested representatives of the Governments^ of India, the United States,. Brazil, , and Japan, all of whom are deeply impressed with the discovery. He regards it as of great national importance. . , V - The cost of the treatment of seed varies from twelve to fourteen j shillings per sack. •At present the process is practically confined to' seed grain, but it is claimed that it has been applied to potato seed; with gratifying results. "FANCY. THIN^INO OF THAT!" "So simple, too !" This remark is frequently expressed about some small patented device that has brought wealth to the inventor. Perhaps youi have ah idea that will also moke 'money ; if so, cover it by patent rights. Call upon Henry Hughes, Ltd., Patent Agents, 157 Featherston Street, Wellington ;'* or F. R. Ball, Peel St., Gisborne— l24. There is a dearth of cattle on the West Coast, and butchers are finding great difficulty m filling their requirements, having had to pay equal to 81s per 1001 b (dressed). At 'the Addington market recently cattle were being purchased on behalf of Wetet Coast butchers at a price equal .to about 60s per 1001 b. Nazol for Influenza and Catarrh.* The governors of Glasgow Veterinary College (Incorporated) have, with the Approval of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland, -niaidse arrangements for organised research work being carried out at tlie college dnto the causes and means df prevention of sheep diseases. Losses from sheep diseases m Scotland, it is stated, are enormous. Statistics show that for one of the large counties there is ami annual floss froni, this cause of at least £100,000. A BOON TO RHEUMATICS. RHEUMO positively contradicts- the old. idea that Rheumatism cannot be cured. It has succeeded where many of other alleged remjedies failed. Rheumatism, Gout, Sciatica, or Lumbago ia caused by the presence of uric acad m the blood. This must be eliminated from the sy..tem before a complete cure can be. effected, RHEUMO seldom fails to neutralise knd eipel this uric acid. Read a well-known Christchuroh Hotel proprietor's (experience i „ '; ' • *'X suffered very greatly from . Bflieumatio Gout for quite fouyteeh and tried;almofit every remedy sraggested by mv'firiends and medical practitioners, but nfrith very little relief. - About three years ago I waa, strongly Advised to try RHEUMO. . X did 'so, and,: with ? the greatest satisfaction. I have a little ti^ingfe "now" and then, but RHEUMO mts-tne Iright- at once."- i At <aU chemiste and atores— 2s 6d iancl 4a 6d. Progandrii ie a wonderful cure , for hard or soft o6rn_". Try it 1 Barrjvclottgh'a Magio Nei*vin« Curea Tootfcaob*.^ ' ; * ' 4T

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Poverty Bay Herald, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14763, 16 November 1918

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Page 9 Advertisements Column 3 Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14763, 16 November 1918