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CHAPTER XXI. The Sunrise. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 14 January 1914
CHAPTER XXI. The 8unr!se. The first glow of dawn had just touched the eastern sky when Laura slipped out into the garden. She wanted to' be alone in the great sym pathetic heart of Nafure on this the first morning of her greatest happi ness. All Nature was waking to this day of all days. In the orchard, alm ond-trees stood white with snow blooms, and a stray daffodil put up its fairy head to welcome her. But it was out into the open fields beyond that Laura went,- where the igreat gum-trees and clumps of wattle, newly-crowned with their spring glory, had their way. She found a fallen log and sat down to watch the sunrise. A lamb bleated, a cow lowered in the distance, and a thrush in a neighbor ing wattle echoed a plaintive sweet note. Laura suddenly sat up. Another sound had reached her ears. A quick firm footstep was coming through the limber towards her. The next second a pair of brown hands were laid on the fence, and Richard leaped over. "Laura 1" "Dick I" Her voice came to him...
BARBARA. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 14 January 1914
BARBARA. Mark Tempest looked round the pretty flower-decked room, and then at the pale, proud face of a woman who stood at an open French window gazing into the sunlit garden beyond. A sense of unreality was on him. Tiie once ■ familiar room seemed strange and cold, as though merged into the emotions and feelings and personality of the woman, who Had just demanded freedom from her en gagement. "You cannot mean it, Helen. It is some hideous mistake." And Mark looked with pain-QUed eyes at the lovely profile. Helen Churton turned coldly ana lytical eyes upon him. "I do mean it," with cruel /jmphasis. "1 cannot marry a—a " "A thief," he concluded, bitterly, am mistaken." "N'o, I suppose not. But I certainly gave you, of all - people in the world, credit for believing in me. 1 see I am mistaken. A transient look, halt ;pain, half annoyance, passed over the beautiful "I have not yet said that I believe you gulity, but"—with a trace of irri tation—"cannot you see that it is im possible fo...
Saving the Situation. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 14 January 1914
Saving tho Situation. It was a blood-curdling tragedy to which tho_ visitinc football team bad been invited bv the sporting manager of the local theatre. The final sceue ■wus the execution of the villain. He was standing at the foot of the pal lows in the prison-yard waiting his doom. Suddenly a chicken, which had boon employed in a former part of the nla.v. escaped, and. rushing noisily across the sta&lt;*c, took refuge under tho gallows. This naturally created*^ diversion, and the audience laughed. The company on the stage stood wondering how to turn the situation. Suddenly one of the footballers shouted out: "Plow your whistle, guv'nor. Tt 'r a fowl in the penalty area!" During a winter visit to Florida, An drew Carncgio attended a service in a little negro church. When the contri bution plato camo around, Mr. Carae gio dropped a fivo~dollar bill upon it. After tho contents of tho plato had been counted, tho clergyman arose and an nounced : "Brethren and sisteren, the col...
III. The Laurels, Albury Avenue, Chiswick, June 10, 1911. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 14 January 1914
The Laurels, Albury Avenue, Chiswick, June 10, 1911. Dear Mark,—1 am \vritins to renew our engagement and to say I'm sorry for the attitude I adopted towards you yesterday; but I think you'll agree with me that it was only natural in I he supposed circumstances. I know now who the culprit is, and I feel shamed to the earth. To think that a brother of mine should have degraded me so, and brought unjust suspicion on you 1 1 can never forgive him, anil have told him so. It was good of yau to act on Tils behalf and make things right with .Hart and Lea,, hut it was more than he de serves. 1 feel very bitter towards him for the suffering he has caused me. You will come as usual to-morrow, won't you? 1 shall be waiting yours, as ever, HELEN. Mark Tempest, in the solitude of his lodgings, read Helen's letter through once, twice, three times, and at the third perusal flung it impa tiently aside and fell into troubled thought. Why did the .letter not thrill him as a love letter from the write...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 14 January 1914
Barbara watched the Vail, athletic figure of Mark Tempest until a bend in the road hid him from sight and then turned swiftly on her brother. "It was you who stole those notes, she said, in a low, accusing voice. "You put them in Mark Tempest's coat—don't attempt to deny it, you mean, contemptible coward, you!" The young man's lace whitened. "For Heaven's sake, Barbara, don't look at me like that. T was mad with , misery. 1—1 . " "I suppose you've been losing at cards again?" she went on, relent lessly. He' gave a weary gesture or assent, and the girl's .lip curled. "I meant to put it hack," he cried, desperately. "Of course!" with biting sarcasm; "they all say that." "Don't rub it in, Babs," he implored. "1 swear 1 never thought it would come to this. I thought the luck would turn. If old Lea hadn't turned up so un expectedly 1 should have been safe for three weeks, and that would have given me time." The sirl eyed him scornfully. "Why didn't you face the music in stead of fastenin...
[?] THE FARMER. FARMYARD MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
90B THE FARMER. FARMYARD MANURE. farmyard manure consists, of the solid and liquid excrements of ani mals and the litter with which these substances are mixed and absorbed. Its value for fertilising purposes de pends to a great extent upon the way in which it is handled in tin? dung stead. In this respect (says a writer in an English farm journal) its man agement too often leaves much to bo desired, and, taking the country all through, enormous quantities of valu able plant nourishment are last. The atmosphere is the chief agent which produces the decomposition of the ammonia in the manure and causes it to escape, and therefore the ; air must be shut out of the manure heap as much as possible. The freer the air can penetrate the heap the more rapid is the decomposition and consequent loss of ammonia; indeed, it may he said that a rational treat ment of the manure does not exist un less the heap is tightly compacted. "Keep it moist and tread it tight, And it will well your care le qu...
A SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
A SECRET. My laddie's a' tho world to mo! "lis to himself I owe it That I can never more gao free, But, ah I ho must not know it! "When from my sido he roams awa', I scarco believo I'm living; But when he's here—my laddie—ah, I dio for want of giving! Whv must I think upon lifs smile? Efts eyes o'erbrigbt nnd bonny? His gladness that doth sao beguile It robs my heart of ony? Were I a lad, and ho a maid, I would not be sae winning; To wound too deep I'd bo afraid; And deem such sweo.tness sinning! —Florence Earle Coates.
In Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
In Rcsorvo. At a iiiguiana gutnenng ono j-wuaiu JlaoLciin had ontcred for a number of events. The first of theso was a quar ter-mile. Of eight runners ho was last. "Donald, Donald," cried a partisan, "why did ye no run faster?" Donald sneered. "Run foster ?" ho said contemptuously. "An' mo rcser vin' myself for the bagpipe competi tion !" A Mr. Smoker, of New Jorsoy, has been hiccoughing for a fortnight. _ He must feel very s-hic of it by tbis time. Twenty-six sovereigns wero found in a crocodilo shot in Swaziland.- Tliere is moro money in big game than wo thought.
MAGNANIMOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
MAGNANIMOUS. Tho Mayor: Have you board, Mr. Rocho, that our generous townsman, Mr. Harding, is defraying tho cost of a now promenade all round tho town ? Wo think a wealthy man like yourself might also do something for us. Mr. Rocho. Well, what do you say to my giving you a park of oak trees? Tho Mayor: Oh, you noblo-hearted philanthropistI Why, do you really m?an to Mr. Rocho: Yes, yes; I'll mako the town a present of an oak forest. You have only to find the land, and I will supply you with as many acorns as you may want for seedl Joy is tho peculiar feeling experi enced by the man who counts his money arrd discovers that ho has alJLho thought ho had and a few dollars more. She was a lady visitor to the prison, kindly and well meaning, and as she chatted with a burglar who had been sentenced to six months' imprisonment, sho thought she detected signs of ro form in him "And now," she said, "havo you any plans for tho future on tho expiration of your sontence?" "Oh, yes, ma'am t" ho ...
THE PRICE OF FEAR AND HATE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
THE PRICE OF FEAR AND HATE. I Fear is tho rook on which -wo split, [ and hate is tlio shoal on -which many a bark is stranded. I "When we aro fearful tlio judement is I as unreliable as the compass of a shin , whose hold is full of iron ore. "When I we hnte we have unshinped the rudder. And if we stop to meditate on what the i gossips sav of "lis, we have allowed a j Irnv.cer to befoul the screw. Keen vonr mind on the rrroat and snlondid thincs von -would like to do. and. then. as the davs co clidinc by. von will find yourself unconsciously seizins nnon the opportunities that are re nuired for the fulfillment of vonr de «'ro, iust as tho cornl insect t-akos from tho runninc tide the element that it Tf -we coiitinn^d we pet the habit, that is. we do the thins without think in nr. iust as a matter of course. Picture in your mind tho able. earn est useful person you -would lilce to bo. and the thought you bold is hourlv transforming you into that" particular individual. Thoncrht is sup...
JUDGE NOT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
JUDGE NOT. There aro numbers of circumstances which attend every action of a man's life, which can never como to the know ledge of the world—yet ought to b&lt;» known, and well-weighed, before sen tenco with any justico can ba passcil upon him. A man may hare different views, and a different senso of tiling from what hs judges have; and what he understands and feels, and what passes within him may bo a secret trea sured up deeply there for ever.
ON MAKING ALLOWANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
ON MAKING ALLOWANCES. By Walt MaBOn. ^ you must smoko in your room nil tlio ovouinc, Mr. Todhuntor," said tho landlady, "I wish you would smoko to bacco instead of tan-bark or leather lUKlings. When our new loarder went upstairs last night ho name back In; k mg scared, and said Ui&lt;U lorwiWW's wardrobe must bo 011 fire, as ho could I smell shoes and woollen goods binn ing. W hen I told him to at it was your 1'ipo, ho wanted his money br.ck, and said he would look for anothc board ing-house." "But of courso l-o didn't Ret his money back, Mrs. Jiggers," remarked the star boarder, '"ana bv the time ho •has to pay another week1*, board in ad vance he will be -cjli.-natised, and will thoroughly enjoy the rich n;oma of tho tobacco I smoko. 1 admit, niOie in sorrow than in mger. thai, owing to a conspiracy of tho money bnrons at«(l misgovornment, tho tobacco I smoke is not the best in t/o world. • I am obliged to retrench, to husband m\ re sources, because of the hieh cost of liv...
FRUGALITY OVERDONE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
FRUGALITY OVERDONE. Old Jasper Grim could never see The dark cloud's silver lining; In fact, ho always seemed to bo Complaining and repining. Ho always looked for rainy days When fair mild winds were blowing; He hunted out the lonoly ways^ In -which no crowds were going. There was no joy for Jasper Grim, No glad anticipation, The world, indeed, appeared to him A place of tribulation.. He pinched and saved and 6kiniped and so His fortune kej>t on gaining; He thought of wild winds that would blow, And days when 'twould bo raining. He's now reposing in hia tomb, A monument they've bought him, But I would not have homo his gloom For all his money got him. The First Burglar: Kin you'se git up do stairs -wit'out disturbing no oneP 8econd Ditto: I've been married four years, an' practiflin' do trick on mo "wifo all dat time.
THOUGHTS THAT HARM. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
THOUGHTS THAT HARM. Some time* nco tho major of one of our inland citiojc requested tho pditor« of tVip tv>T)ptr to refrain from nub IjOtintr tbo dpf.ni??: of suicides, because their r>«T>1ioation h^d caused on alarm ing onidemic of suicides in that com munity. 'Hi« Inimnn mind mav be attuned io nnr Jeer. bifh or lotr. base nr noble. h** tbr> r»ow«r of anejipstion. Tho snecres fi'nn mnv bo in n word Bno"ken bv nno'e coif or bv another: ifc mav como from a T»prrqn^-npr. ft book, a nlnv or n picture —it tni»T omanatfl from the presence of n friond or an on^my, from a erand heroic ptiarpcter. or a mean. cowardlv ono. Prom bnndreds of cntrrep.c it mnr co^p. from -within or without, hut fret" whorprpr it. comes it leaves its mnrV on tho h*f« for good or ill. Our char ?»ro lnraplv made up from various of fiiifeostion. Mntiv tipooIp scntfpr sn&lt;rccstionR of fear. dnnht, nnfl failure* n-herevor thpv ro. and thpsp taVe root in minds th»+ mjfrlif oth«rwiso bo frpo from t...
SPORT AND PASTIME. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
SPORT AND PASTIME. Tlio It-am to lvprescnt Yannm A against l'ort Alburt un Saturday will bo as follows:—Mrs Harvey, Miss K. O'Connor, Messrs l'nigi1, Taylor, \\ iir noekand Mnlcaiv. In the cricket match agajn.st \\ est Alberton at "Woodside to-morrow, the Woodside team will lie chosen from t Jrecnaway, Forbes, Collins (•'>), Hall, Langhaui, Richardson, Lewis, Mjrgan, (looding, Wilson. Walpole, C apples, Carpenter, Goodson.
DO WORKING GIRLS CHOOSE LOVE WISELY? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
DO WORKING QIRLS CHOOSE LOVE WISELY? By Laura Jean Libbey. "Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast tliou moro pain than pleasure? Endless torments dwell about theo; Yet who would live—and livo with out thee?" It lias often beeu said that the girl who works for a living has not an equal chanco with other women in meeting her ideal lover. One very pretty girl said to mo, "It- seems al most a miracle to* mo that three-fourths of the bread-winners get husbands. Most of them have little or no oppor tunity to form the acquaintance of at tractive men. My ideal is a young man in ono of the professions—a young doc tor, or lawyer. I might wait until doomsday to bo introduced to such a one. "Of course," she went on. "a girl must bo too nice to flirt. The young men whom my girl friends know fall short of tlio mental picture enshrined in my heart of the man I. could love. Time rolls on, and I must take at last, for a lover, one whom I know full well . is not suited to me—or stand the chance o...
Road to Fairview. IMPROVEMENTS ASKED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
Road to Fairview. I.Ml'UuV E.MEN'T.S ASK EL) L-OK. Messrs .S. Emmeraon, J. Dcssentand Joseph Feliuingham waited on the Al bcrton shire council yesterday in re spect to improving the, top end of the road to Fairview—Hiawatha as the locality is now called. Or. lJarlow in troduced the deputation. .Mr iS. Hmmer.son referred to the dangerous state of the road leading from Viiuiar Track to the hull. Table drains wore all cut awav, land slips had occurred, and the water washed across the road, rendering it almost impassable. The roid needed re-form ing. lie did not know the cost, but it would not amount to much. Mr Feliuingham said some years ago a cutting was made from Yinnar Track to the hall, and the new work since done to connect with the Albert Ktver road was in a good state of rc l hiring the past two years little been done in maintenance. He had himself tilled in holes in order to make travelling safe for tlio.se who ,-it Umded last year's sports. Something should be doii'.'. The ro...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
JjON'DOM agent.—Mit. F. Aloar's Advei'.tisinu AoK.N'CV, 11-12 Clements Lane, E.G. NURSES^ of Large Experience Recommend to their Patients. NUFtSE CATHERINE KORTING of 176 Davis Street. Brunswick, Vic., writes as follows (29/2/12): CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. " I am writing about the amount of good CLEMENTS TONIC has done my daugh ter. In January last year, she was operated upon (or appendicitis. She was eight weeks in the hospital, and came home very weak and rundown. I gave her several bottles of Clements Tonic. It soon strengthened her nerves, she was as well as I could wish her before long. Fourteen years ago I first used this medicine as a nursp and have recommended it limes out of number. I have seenpeople restored to health and strength, and bless the day they hoard of it. -It never failed to do good. CATHERINE KORTING." : hitman system in or.lcr rr.pMlv ALL CHEMISTS A STORES SELL IT. 0. E. KING-CHURCH, Surgeon Dentist, YARRAM. Hours (Varram)—Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 0 a.m. to 6 p....
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. FAT CATTLE MARKET. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 16 January 1914
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. o:o I'AT CATTLK M AKKET. Wednesday. ;>,3oO yarded, comprising 320 from South liippslaiul. The domand was very steady throughout, and prices ruled about same as last week. Quotations—Prime pens of bullocks from £11 to £12, do. cows from £7 10s to £9. Local sales.—Bullocks -32 Moore & Co., Tooloonook, aver. £11 Is; 8 Geo. Morgan. Jack River, aver. £1-1, topping the market, ami sold by Theo. B. Little & Co.; 8 Jus. Morgan, Jack River, aver. £13 15s; 9 J no. Cotter, Yarram, aver. £11 5a; 11 Jas. Cotter, Jack River, aver. £8 17s Gd ; 10 J. O'Neill, Jack River, at £8 17s Gd; 21 L. O'Callaghau, J ask River, aver. £8 15s ; G J. McAninly, Jack River, at £10 2s Gd; 1U E. Bowden, Beaumont, aver. £11 12s; 5 B. 12. Buckley, Yarram, aver. £5 17s Gd, and 11 calves aver. £2 13s Gd. Cows.—11 Goodson Bros., Jack River, aver. £6; 12 D. T. MoKenzie, Culrossie, aver. £G 13s 9d. Calves.—11 Jas. Nicol, Yarram, aver. £2 3s Id ; 10 D. Matches, Alberton. aver £1 13...