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BENDIGO LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Bendigo Live Stock. Cattle.—733 penned. The quality, ;aken as a whole, was rather indifferent, ;he bulk of the supply consisting of niddling sorts, of which cows from. neaty to nondescripts formed a Rood proportion. Prime beef on the leg was 'selling at between 30s and 31s per lUOlbs, Arith good useful and cow beef between 28s and 30s. Quotations—Prime bul locks from £10 12s 6d to £11 15s, good jseful sorts from £9 to £10, medium lescriptions from £7 10s to £8 10s ; prime cows from £8 10s to £9 10s,, extra prime and heavy as high as £12, »ood useful cows from £7 to £8, medium sorts from £5 to £6 ; prime heifers to £7 15s ; prime vealers to £6 5s. Sheap.—3459 yarded. The quality generally'was fairly good, the bulk of the supply consisting of good and use t'ul trade descriptions, crossbreds pre Jominating, with a fair proportion of prime in wethers both in thesj and •nerinos. Taken as a whole, the sale .vas a very satisfactory one, and price3 ruling were good. Quotations—Prime crossbr...
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. Some time ago a well-known writer severely criticised our present syBtem for sending people to prison for crimes as different in character as thieving and uttering a criminal libel. He as serted that the punishment should be made more to fit the crime, and tome judges, especially in America, aro be ginning to follow out his ideas. .For Instance, the other day a man named Brant was charged In Ohio with steal ing eggs. The judge ordered him to go to prison for five days, and to bo fed during the whole of that time on a diet of eggs only. At the expiration of his sentence Brant declared that he. had become so tired of eggs that he would never eat another one again, so that the judge's novel sentence has efTected a radical cure in this particu lar case. In California, if a man should fall to support his wife and family, he is sent to prison, where ho is made to work hard and pay a dally sum to his "better-half" out of the money that...
BENDIGO GRAIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Bendigo Grain Market. Hay—Oaten sheaves, £2 5s per ton ; wheaten, £2 5s. Wheat, 3s 6d to Js 6Jd. Oats, Is 8d. Straw, -30s er ton. Flour, £8 15s. ■ Bran, £5. Pollard, £5. Cape barley, 2s 3d. Potatoes— Carmens £5 to £6 10s ; inkeyes, £5 5s to £5 10s. Onions— B.'own Spanish, £7 to £710s. Swedes, £5.
LOGAN. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
LOGAN. [From Our Own Correspondent.] On Saturday evening a' grand social was held in the Logan hall by the cricket club in the form' of a,banquet and ball for the purpose of presenting trophies to the successful members of the .club, Mr C. Russell, president of the cricket club, occupied the e'nair. After the toasts of the King- and the Cricket Club .had been honored the trophies were pre3cn';ed. Mr W, Shortridge was the winner of the bowling average, and was the recipient of a cricket bat presented by Mr A. P. Rogers. Mr J. Turpie, in his well known able manner, re sponded in the absence of Mr Shortridge. Mr 0. Lyons, as winner of the batting average, w^s the recipient of a gold medal presented by the club. Mr R. Jones, as winner of the compe tition for most catches, receive 1 a silver teapot presented by the president of the club. Mr J.. Cooper, who won the ballot fciken at a previous meeting of the club, was the recipient of a gold scarf pin presented by Mr F. Barrells. A toast w...
Burke's Flat. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Burke's Flat. [From Our Own Correspondent.] A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Burke's Flat | Methodist Church on Thursday, March 26th, the contracting par ties being Miss Eva Annie Mc Leish, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. McLeish of the Post Office, Burke's Flat, and Mr William | Gray, son of the late Mr and Mrs R. Gray of Burke's Flat. The bride, who was given away bj her father, wore a very pretty gown of cream silk trimmed with lace and orange blossom. The bridesmaid, MissL. McLeish, was attired in a very pretty gown ol lace over silk. After the cere mony many friends and relatives proceeded to the home of the bride's parents where the wed ding breakfast was partaken of. After the usual toasts had been honored the happy couple left for Melbourne where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents, including several j cheques.
Markets. KORONG VALE PRODUCE MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Markets. Korong Vale Produce Market Wheat, 3s 6d. Oats, Is 8d Flour, 15s. Potatoes, 6s. Onions, 10s. Eggs, lOd. , 0 Butter—Factory, Is 2d . ,, Dairy, to lOd • * •. Cheese, lOd --'Bacon, Is . ' Bran, Is Pollard, Is " Chaff, £4
Thrft. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Thrft. Sir Archibald Geikie, who has re ceived the coveted Order o£ MeritT is a great collector of Scottish anec dotes. , One of his best is about a funeral in Glasgow, where a stranger took a seat in one of the mourning coaohes. The other three occupants of the car riage were rather curious to know who he was, and at last one of them began to question him. The dialogue went like this: "Ye'll be a brither o' the corp?" "Na, I'm na brither o' the corp." "Weel, ye'll bo his cousin?" "Na, I'm no' a cousin." "At ony rate, ye'll be a frien' o' the corp?" - "Na, I'm no' that either. Ye see, I've no' been very weel masel'," the stranger explained complacently, "an' my doctor has ordered me carriage exercise, so I thocht this wad be the cheapest way to tak' it!" A small tear relieves a great sor row. '
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Lime powder well sprinkled where ■ cockroaches abound will drive them away. IE bacon is soaked in water for a few minutes before frying it will pre vent the fat from running. When starching holland pinafores, put a little strong tea Into the starch. This keeps the garments a good col- , or. When boiling fowls or fish, add to the water in which they are boiled the juice of half a lemon. This will make them beautifully white. If moths are in a carpet, spread a damp towel over the* part and iron it dry with a hot iron. The heat and steam will kill the worms and eggs. When washing chamois leathers add a little ammonia to the water. This cleans them beautifully, and helps to make them soft and pliable. When making a roly-poly pudding, after spreading the paste .with jam sprinkle a layer of fine breadcrumbs before rolling and tying up. This pre vents the jam from boiling out. Old nail holes in wood may be filled up by mixing sawdust with glue till It is the consistency o...
PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New York Herald" quotes a curious case of music being used as an anodyne. The incident occurred at Poughkeepsic, and the subject was a boy, aged fourteen years, named Ste phen Klanatsky. An artery in. Klanatsky's wrist was cut with a rope while at play. The first repair of the artery was not suc cessful, aiul accordingly Dr. John N. Bassin decided to re-open the wound and do the work over again. The boy's heart was too weak for ether, and Dr. Bassin called a little girl in from next door, and asked her to play on the piano. She said It was a "Highland Fling." She. wns asked to play it as best she could, and the 'boy was directed to concentrate his mind on the music. He did so, and the surgeon perform ed the operation without difficulty. Later, the boy said he felt little pain. Dr. Bassin said he had used music as an anaesthetic on a man less than a year ago, and that it had proved satis factory.
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. The latest discovery announced In tlie Paris Academy of Sciences Is that ot tlie parasite of the flea, which. It Is claimed, Is the chief agent in the spread of tho plague and other dis eases transmitted by this insect. Pulex irritans, as the flea is called in scientific writing, is the victim of tho ioishmanioses, which livo in the flea's digestive tubing, and it is this parasite of our parasite which really transmits the plague and other infec tions, and not the much-abused flea nimseif, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry this parasite once It finds lodgment in his anatomy. The flea looks small enough to our eye, and ho is so lively that no one ever thought that any other paraslto could catch him, but it seems that not only do the leislimanioses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, and are the most important carriers ot the germs. This discovery has much to suggest to our investigators, for th...
A SHREWD MANDARIN. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
A SHREWD MANDARIN, A Governor of a Chinese province was taken very 111, and refused to ad mit any visitors into his house. This being told to a mandarin of his ac quaintance, the latter was very much concerned, and after many importun ities, obtained an interview with him. On hlB entrance, he was surprised to find no signs of sickness in hia friend, and asked what-was the matter with him. The Governor at length told him that he hud lost the Emperor's seal out of the cabinet where it used to bo kept, and that as the lock remained uninjured he was sensible that the seal was stolen. Of course, he could transact 110 business, and must soon be deprived of his government, and probably also of his life. The mandarin inquired if he had any uiemy in the city. The other an iinj-.vcred "Yes," and that that enemy was an odicer of rank whom he had offended, and who was disposed to do him an injury. "Away, then," replied the mandar in; "let your valuable goods be se cretly removed this evening, t...
BLACKIE'S SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
BLACKIE'S SYMPATHY. A delightful story Is told of tbo grand old professor of whom Edln- i burgh la so proud. Professor Blackle was lecturing to a now class with whose personnel ho , was very imperfectly acquainted. In i answer to some direction given by the lecturer, a student rose to read a paragraph, Ilia book In his left hand, "Sir!" thundered Blacldo, "hold your book In your right hand." And as the student would have spoken, "No words, sir! Your right hand, I say!." • Tho student hold up his right arm, ending plteously at the stump of its wrist. "Sir, I hae nao rlclit hand," he said, and his voice was unsteady. Beforo Blackle could open hfs lips, there arose from the class such a ter rific storm of hisses as one perhaps must go to Edinburgh to hoar, and by it his voice was overborne as by a wild sea. Then the professor loft his place and went down to the student he had unwittingly so hurt. He put his arm about the lad's shoulders and drew him close, and tho lad leaned up against...
The Degree of Annoyance. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
The Degree of Annoyance. The Kaiser, who has apparently banned the "tango," has a habit of gently tugging at his left ear when anything bothers him. One day, some years ago, when ho was on a visit to England, he was handed a telegram. The contents of the message apparently displeased him, for he Immediately began tug ging at his ear. The Princo of Wales, then a small boy, watched the performance with considerable .interest. "Uncle," he' said !at length, "why are yon pulling your ear?" "Because I'm annoyed, I suppose," replied the Kaiser. "And when you're very annoyed," persisted tbe young Prince, "what do you do then?" "Then I pull somebody else's!" an nounced His Majesty viciously. "You're terribly severe in your re ligion, 'Donald. I suppose you think we're all going to perdition, and no body will be saved but you and your minister!". "I'm not' so sure o' that,'1 said Don ald, thoughtfully. "Ye hen, I whiles hao ma doots about tho minister!"
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
AN G88AY ON HEALTH'. What Not to Do to Koop Well. Man drinks whisky, and that clqgs the valves; he drinks beer, and that clogs the wheels; he swallows lem onade, ginger-ale, butormllk, tea, cof fee and cocoa, and then wonders why. tile hollers do not hum. If you should tako an ox and put him through a like performance ho would be dead in a month. The sim plest and plainest laws of health are outraged every day by the average man. I 151(1 Adam smoke? Did Evo wear a corset? Did Solomon chow tobac Ico? Did Ruth chew chocolates! Did the children of Israel make for a beer garden after crossing the Red Sea? | Did Kcbecca chew bonbons and ice cream and call for soda-water? , Adam was the lirst man, and was made perfect from head to heel. iHow long could he remain so after eating j plum-pudding before going to bed? Suppose ho had slept In a bedroom five by seven, with the windows closed down, the doors shut, and two dogs under the bed! Suppose Eve had been laced up 111 a corset, worn tight ...
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
A Horrified Dandy. A dandy, who avub seated oil the balcony.; ijf nil hotel among a large company -was exquitely dressed, and very, highly perfumed with musk, which :'ls very disagreeable to some persons: A plaiu farmer, happening to pass near him, commenced sniffing suspiciously, and, looking around him for the cause of the musky effluvia, ho soon smelt out the dandy, and thus addressed him: "I say, mister, I can tell ye what'll take that smell out of yer clothes; just foury 'em for a week under ground- My uncle ran agin a skunk once, and " But before the sentence was finish ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the shouts of laugh ter, while the Innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was wondering what caused his sudden de parture. "According to this paper," observed Mr. Goodwin, "a man has lived a year on beer alone." "Well, that's as it should be," ob served Mrs. Goodwin. "Any roan who lives on beer ought to &lt;be compelled 1 to live alone."<...
No Wonder Joe Went. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
No Wonder Joe Went. Ail excited middle-used lady bounced into a suburban police-station and ac costed tlie inspector on duty: ' Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam—dog, I pre sume?" said the officer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! No, sir, husband—my hus band. He's missing, disappeared, de camped " "You don't say so?" "But I'll have you to understand that 1 do "say so, young man. How dare you sit there and flatly contradict a ratepayer?—leastways the lawful wife of one. I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where's my husband?" "My dear madam " "How dare you call me your dear madam? Do you think that I came here to be Insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of that?'1 "Well, madam," responded the police Inspector.. "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should say he is a very wise man. Constable, show this lady out!"
TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
TOO LATE. Oil either side of a desk in a Lou don office sat a man and woman clerk. Aa the man put it, they "got on well together." Once, indeed, he confided to a friend that he rather believed the lady "quite liked him." But he be came engaged to another, and one day, when he unexpectedly announced that, to improve his position and. get married, he waB taking a fresh situ ation, the lady clerk went home early, "with a headache." The man did marry—the wrong woman. Ere long he had to sink all his sav ings In divorce proceedings, and, sad der and wiser, he thought of a scheme for happiness. In his old firm .there was a vacancy; he would apply for it, and—for now he knew her worth— would woo. and marry the lady clerk. The situation he obtained. Before time on Monday morning he was back in the familiar office. Per haps she would be there early, too! He found a smart stranger before him, a clerk who volunteered: "I ex pect we shall be a bit glumlike to day;- Wo all attended our late lady ...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
H was unduly Into when they en tered the conservatory, and Desdy was rather frightened by all the finely dressed peoplo having cofrfie there. When ho had been washed, and had found fault with this 'bungler who knew no little how to get black off chubby faces, he asked if the grand folk had "done tea yet"; and when in formed that this was dinner, the para dox kept him silent for many minutes. "Is Lally going to have dinner, too?" Certainly she is. Now coino along, old chap, and you shall have some thing very good." They sat down in the restaurant, and a waiter began to serve them. Desdy was all for eating sardines by holding them up by the end of the tall and swallowing them piecemeal; ho seemed astonished when Hugh cor rected him, and sat there a little pa thetically with a fish In his hand and the blue eyes wide open. "How do you do it, Hugh?" "With a fork—like this, Desdy." "But I shove it into my lap when 1 do that. What docs the man make that row for?" "It's the gramophone. Now ...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 25 April 1914
I A telegram iroin Bayswater that morning had said that Madame Patty Slmne would bo at homo at two o'clock, Hugh and Desdy were there to the minute. The house lay In a decent street off Westbourne-grove, and was the property of a Scotch woman who let lodgings to a limited number of "select" tenants. Tills un impeachable peraon, spruce In a black silk dress and a white cap, opened the door to .iiigh's knock and said that Madame was at home. They went up a narrow flight of stairs, and were shown Into a spacious drawing-room, furnished In the fashion of fifty years ago. Here, the old lady promlsod 'to let Madame know Immediately and withdrew. She was very proud of her "baronet," and a Scotsman, too! Desdy rather liked this room be cause of a wonderful picture of the battle of Waterloo, in which one dra goon upon a white horse cut off the head of another dragoon upon a black horse. The artist In the boy paused before a bunch of fruit in wax, and the appetite it not tile approbation wenL...