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DIPLOMATIC. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
DIPLOMATIC. Hardupp had been enticed into: the church Christmas bazaar, but he had no intention of buying anything if h .fould possibly escape. "Oh, come now," pleaded a girl at the first stall, "do .buy something from me!" "Aw, well you see," explained Hardupp sweetly, "I only buy things from .he plain girls. They have a rriuch harder time selling things than you pretty ones,. you know " And he worked this right down the line.
CHRISTMAS ODDITIES. HANDICAPPED. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
.CHRISITMIAS. OQDDITIES., HANDICAPPED. Little Willie was complaining because his elder Lrother. had been given a larger helping of Christ *as pudding than he had. "But you must remember, dear,"' remonstrated mother gently, "that Harold is bigger than you are." . 'That's just it,'". wept.the little fellow. '~II was- eating Christmas pudding for three years be fore I was bornedl"
PRECAUTIONS! [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
PRECAUTIONSI - "Oh, :mother," sobbed' Mrs. Newlywed, "John has insulted me dreadfullyt" "Why, whatever has he. done?"' "Why, yesterday we had our. first mince pies for dinner, and John invited a friend to dine with us. And, oh, mother, I've just found out that the man was a doctor!"
A SLIGHT MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
A SLIGHT MISTAKE. Jollyboy had been invited to go to a children's Christmas party to help to amuse the small guests. "Must do something really funny," he reflected. "I know; I'll .go as a bear. That'll make the little beggars roar with laughter." So he procured a bear's skin, wrapped hirmself up in it, anc- set off in a taxi. When the vehicle pulled up, he.sprang cut, ran up the steps of the house, rang the. bell and the moment the door opened he darted into the hall and bounded on to all fours into the drawingroom, growling fiercely. But, alas! Instead of the roar of laughter he had expected a frigid silence greeted him. He loo6kd up. No children were there-only two very prim old maiden ladies regarding him with icy amazement.. He had come to the wropg house!
A FOOLISH QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
A FOOLISH QUESTION. SMiss Tweet had decided to buy a new muff as a Christmas present for' herself. She sallied -into the local emporium, and ap proached. the counter. "I want ai muff," she began. a "What fur?" asked the assistant quickly. Miss Trjebt lookd "surprised. "Why," she .'answered, "to keep my hands warm, of course:'.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
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FARMERS HANDLE WHEAT AT LOCKHART. LOCKHART, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
FARMERS HANDLE WHEAT AT LOCKHART. LOCKHART, Tuesday. The w'heat? traffic in the local railway. yards yesterday was, a record,.over 6000 bags crossing the weighbridge. All the lumpers engaged struck work in the afternoon, and the wheat buyers and farmers had themselves to unload the waggons. The cause of the trouble is a man Who was ass.sting a farmer in the railway yards. Wshen he was'' approaohed by the rural workers' organiser and asked to shllow his union ticket he refused, and all lampers were then called out. The farmers are helping one another in unloading to-day, and the work is pro gressing satisfactorily..
WILLAURA CAMP DISBANDED. WILLAURA, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
WILLAURA CAMP 'DISBANDED. WILLAURA, Tuesday. The rural workers' camp at Willaura, which has been in existence for about three. weeks, has been disbanded. The camp contained about 40 farm laborers of vary-. ing ages, and many of these now express d&ssau staction with the methlods of the District farmers experienced no diffi culty in securing free labor in sufficient quantities to ensure no inconvenience dur ing the harvest, and have been able to al iuost entirely ignore the camp.
RURAL PRODUCERS' COMBINE. CAMPERDOWN, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
RURAL PRODUCERS' COMBINE. CAMPERDOWN, Tuesday. - Some time ago an address was given here by Rev. C. W. Wood in opposition to the demands of the rural workers, and a branch of the Rural Producers' Association was formed; with Mr. J. G. Oman as secretary. Mr. Oman, who is a brother of the member for .ampden, has a large area uqder cultivation, and harvesting was begun last week. The hands employed are being pa.d 10/ a day and "found," which is, ot coursc, more than the rural workers' log.
RAILWAY MEN'S WAGES. THE NEW CLASSIFICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
RAILWAY MEN'S WAGES. THE NEW CLASSIFICATION. The revision of the regulations governing the conditions of work and rates of pay in the railway service is practically completed, and much speculation is being indulged in by railway servants as to what are the re. suits. It is oificially announced by the Commissioners that the cost to the depart nment of increases, &c., will be £80,000 per year, and it is stated by the men tivt the following increased rates are to be paid as from 1st July last, in addition to incre ments already granted in the following di visions. These of course constitute only a small portion of the scheme: Clerks.--5th class,- £55 to £165, in eight divi sions; 4th class, £165 to £210, in four divi sions; 3rd class,. £210 to £240, in three divi sions.' Assistant Station Masters.-3rd class' (non-cleri cal), £150: 2nd class (non-clerical), £165 and £180; 1st class, £165 to £210, in four divisions. .Repairers.--The maximum wage of repairers will be raised to 8/6...
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS. ALLEGED BOYCOTT OF AUSTRALIANS. STATEMENT BY THE MANAGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS. ALLEGED BOYCOTT OF AUSTRA LIANS. STATEMENT BY THE MANAGERS: The Vaudeville Artists' Association of Sydney has decided to join the Political Labor League. The managers of the variety theatres say they feel no anxiety about this. The artists claim as a i'eason for their action that managers have boycotted. Australian performers. To counteract this alleged boycott..a.section of the artists has decided to. circiilarise all unions' affiliated with the Trades Hall throughout Australia ,asking ,thoir members not to patronise theatrical shows which empl6y .imported arti.ts .:to the eelhision of local. talent. Melbourne theatre managers are unani mousa;in' their .opinions of the Australian artist. They feel, they say, that it is' mor economical to employ 'Australians,; where tlidy -can, but it i .not generally profitable to do.od. Audiences want specialities;. they dedare, and these Australians, excepting in a few. isolated instances, are unable tb supply. "Look what it ....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
MISS AG.NES MURIPHY, THE BILL1ANT BIOtRAr-HER Uo' MADAME MiiELUA. And Organising Secretary of the Quinlan Opera Co., writes of 'Ulements Tmnic. In addition to enjoying the above great distinctions Miss Agnes Murplhy is re. garded as one of the ablest of international lady journalists. Her opinion is worth reading, written from 43 Hotham-street, East Melbourne: 2/8/13. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., "I have sincere pleasure in informing you that I have found Clements Tonic an excellent and most agreeable restorative after exhaustion due to overwork, and that as a brain and body builder I can highly commend it. -(Signed) A'GNES G. MURPHY." Members of any large theatrical com panies, whose long, exacting roles compel heavy .continuous brain and 'nerve taxa. tion, should strengthen their systems and fortify their health by the use of Clements Tonic. Theatrical artists new to the cli mate will find this remedy invaluable. For the relief of Insomnia, or Loss of Sleep, due to excessive study and men...
TRAPPED BY FLAMES. VICTIMS LEAP TO DEATH. NEW YORK, 1st January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
TRAPPED, BY FLAMES. VIOTIMS LEAP TO DEATH. NEW YORK, 1st January. A sensational fire, which was attended with serious loss of life, occurred lassl night in a tenement house in the crowded "East side" district of New York. The fire started on the ground floor,' and the flames cut off the escape of the inmates by means of the stairs. When fire escapes were got into position they were rushed by the panic-stricken people in. the upper stories. Some persons leaped frantically to the street below, and were killed. Others waited' for, the arrival of the fire men, while several made their escape over the roofs of the adjoining houses. ,Four persons who jumped from the fire escapes were seriously injured, and fifteen others were hurt lass severely. Those who perished were five men and three women.
THE INCAS AND THEIR PREDECESSORS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
TIlE INCAS .AND THEIR PRIEDE CESSORS. Peru is now passing through its third historical era, and is manifesting its third phase of civilisation. The present era may be said to'" date from the conquest .of the country by the Spaniards in the early part of the sixteenth century; the middle era embraces the rule of the Incas; and the earliest era, about which little is known, is that pre-Incarial period, of unknown duration, during which a nation or nations living in large cities flourished in the country, and had a civilisation, a language and a religion different, and in pernaps some cases even more advanced, than those of the Incas who succeeded them and overran their territories. Ruins of edi fices constructed both' before the .advent of the Incas, and contemporary with and in dependently of them, are found everywhere througnout the country. On the shores of Lake Titicaca, for example, are the ruins of Tia-Huanacu, consisting of sculptured monolithic doorways, one of which is 10 fee...
GOOD AND BAD CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
GOOD AND BAD CATS. BY FREDERICK -WHIE. When little cats are sent to bed, They hurly straighlt .upstairs And quickly tuck themselves away Of course they say their prayerS Sometimes, when little cats are bad, They're sent to bed by day " -Of course, tliey had a epanlkng fir .i Aid' there they' have to stay: .'
Port Melb., Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
Port Melb., Victoria. Dear Cinderella, This is the first time T have written to you, but T sincerely hope. it will not 'he the last. ' I obtained a copy of the "I ender'" to-,lay, and became intermted in the Children's Page. Well, I noticed yoirr competition and made up my mind to try. "Never venture, Never win," I thought. Well, to tell you which is my favorite season of-the year. TDar Cinderella, it is Spring, because every thing looke bright and fresh. Even the gress and weeds seem to waken un, after their loig' sleen through Winter. . The Wattle Blossam is in full bloom and is boautifl to look .upon as it hangs over creeks. In En.land the fields are flooded with .yllonw dattiodis I love to be in the coun'ry in Snr'ne. -. The g' ,n . pnddocks are filled witfi yellow dandilions, tMhat looks. as if Nature has spread a yellow er'pvt over the dewy. grass. As T live in a suburb, of Melhourne. I do not see much of this, buht when I am on holir'ays, I enjoy looking at the beauties of Na...
CINDERELLA'S MENAGERIE. Nilma. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 3 January 1914
CINDERELLA'S MENAGERIE, Nilma. Dear Cinderella,- This is the second tim'e I have written to your menagerie. I am a white kitten, with lovely eyes which you hardly ever see, for one is green and the other blue. My name is Fairy. My mis tress is tery kind and she gives me a saucer of milk every day. I go out hldnting sinrt calch rabbits, birds and mice and I share it with my mate. I wad wandering about one day and I put my foot into a nasty steel trap. WIhen my mis tress found me she took mo home and bandaged my poor sore in?t tip and in a few days it was getting better and is now healed up and I am very glad. I must close now as my paw is very tired as I am not used to writing. Love to all the children in the cot. FAIRY. . Writing for Fairy by Dorothy Daniel. Age 12 years. Tandara. Dear Cinderella,- I am a member of the Oposeum family, and bearing that you would like letters from ammals, so I thought I Would write. I was born on 19th July,'1909, so I am informed; but the first I re m...