Hide Articles List

7 articles on this Page

[No title]

. DEATH OF MR. F. VINCENT…

! THE ADVERTISER SAYS I

[No title]

. ADVERTISING FRAUDS.

News
Cite
Share

ADVERTISING FRAUDS. "Send five shillings for recipe to make middle-aged spinsters look young," ran the ad., and the writer's maiden aunt did it. She was told to "associate with women about ten years older than your- self." "Twelve-and-six for a simple but effec- tive sewing-machine," brought a- needle and thread; and a pocket of pins was what she got when she replied to this ad. "Twenty useful household articles for a shilling." To reimburse herself, she sent five shillings to' a gentleman who offered a safe way by which you could "double your money." The recipe was "Change your cash into notes and fold them." She still had faith in all she saw in print, so she next sent the necessary fee for a secret, that would enable her to "make money fast." The reply was: "Gum a five-pound note to the wall." When she saw this ad. she again suc- cumbed "How to raise beautiful rose trees without cost. Send one shilling P.O." The infallible recipe was then re- ceived "Grasp the rose tree firmly and pull hard." Her last essay in this line was made on behalf of her gardener, an excellent work- man, but too fond of the bottle. "Half-a- crown for an absolute cure for drunken- ness," seemed moderate. It produced "Siign the pledge and keep it." She is very cautious now.

. THE BRIDGE PLAYER AS GOLFER.

. AMBULANCE COMPETITION AT…