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ENGLISH FARM WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
ENGLISH FARM WAGES A Lincolnshire farmer has furnished figures extracted from liis wages' books, showing tho amount actually ouruoil during ilio past 12 "ion lis by laborers ill his «mploy. lis occu pies about ICO acres of land, and Is typical cf tho unaUor agricutluraliss lu Uio county. In iho caso of a. yardman, tho vrtoldy wages' woro 14/0 and in addition thors was' uxtra cash ior harvest, beer money £1, and 20 s'tono of bacon at 8/ por b ono, making the total lor tliu year £18 14/. This showed an avoiago of 18/82, and with 3/ per week yuluo of con ago and gar den. rent froe, brought tlio total ar orago per week £l 1/82 - In tho caso of a yearly laborer tho otal cash payments, p^rt for piecelork, £45 18/4 or an averago of 1V/7J per week, and with 31 coiUigo and garden rent froo, niado a toal earnings per week of £1 0/72. ' In addition, tilery woro oxtras not taken .in^o consideration in bo h tho abovo cases of iirowood and milk at different periods. In tho caso of a horseman, tho...
COUNCIL MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
COUiMC.'L. MEMS. New arrangements have baen m idg as regdrJs an engineer for. the Kerang Shire. Mr Cleei .nd has baen re appointed on.a b s a of 7i per cent; on wo.-ks costing over £20, with thd rig'.it of pri vate practice. At last week's 'Council 'maiti-.g,- on the ni ;tion of Crs. King and I-Iisjin, Mr Cleeland .was voted £50 .a5 com rtepSation for Loss of private prac tice since 1st June. • * * ;A circular to ~ municipal Coun cils was read'from the Board o&lt; Public Health to the effect thai it wa3 believed that, throughout Victoria, there were many premi S2S used as private hospitals Which had not been registered as required by the regulations,-^It was decided to ask that a meJi - cal man froirl the Central Board ofvHeilth be sent up to confer with the local officor. * t- i ♦ - E. S. Ryan, Quambatook, ap plied for . permission to occupy certain premues for effecting repairs "to machinery, The matter was left in the hands of Cr. Coughhn for report. ■" ■: ' ^The resignat...
Cycling and Motor Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
Cycling and Motor Notes. U—' [By ur Special Correspondent.] Particulars of the Blue Riband Motor Car Road Race of the World, decided nt Lyons, in France, Inst Saturday have been receiveZ by cablegram by the Dunlop Rubber Company. This year's contcst resulted in a triumph for the German made Mercedes cars, which ran first, second and third, the respective drivers being Lautenschlager, Wagner and Salzer. The winner's time, was 7 hrs 8 mins 18 2-5 see for 4SG miles. A Sunbeam (England) finished fifth, but all the Vauxhalls retired. To keen followers of International motor racing the failure of tne crack Peugeot and Delige racing teams to run into a pi ice in the Grand Prix is most surprising," for these cars in the 1912 eiiJ 1913 events practically swept the boards. The sweeping victory of the Mercedes will come as a sftd blow to the French rcJple. who began to think their representatives—after their long list of recent succes3cs—were in vinci 13. The Mercedes [ eojle only rc-ent.'red ...
BOORT. —Rabbits, Oh.— [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
BOORT. —Rabbits, 01).— I LT-ie numb:!-.; of rabbits continue •o arrive at the local station. On -Saturday last live tons were Seiit iway by Sfr R. Irving. This" repiv entcd SO crates, wbich contain1 d 5200 ribbits, This is the recoid jonsignment from this station. Jn ddition . to this large nu in he's o! ■•'ihhits are'being despatched &lt;i:» ly o the motropolis. _ —Accident.— A litt'e hoy named James Gins!1 - n, the second son of Mr P. lla«heen. broke bis collar-hone lb : vi elf, while playing with his brother, •t thy residence of his grandf ith>-i Mr J. Douglass, B-irrakco Noit' ; mo- was being pulled round il -louse on a tricyclo by his broth md fell oil whsn turning "n. ) Hiding heavily on the point of i! . ihouldftr. Tin* injury was atten ■ o by Dr M'Rae, and the liti? >a i nt is making ' goo J - progrtv o'.vards'rocovei-y.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
TWENTY-FiVE YEARS OLD. The-Eiffel Tower-has jr.s. coltbratcd its' 25th birthday.. The treat iron ■structure, which :s over 000ft h'gh. but'"'hen itr was fiist evict .d ihore wis a storm of pi' L-&lt;- ami such.we 1 known nanus in -lie wnrid of Jirfc as Gouncd, Leccntt! de'. I - i • - Gopp:e. Bannat,'an&lt;l Jlnnpasant signed u pe tition against it. The iowcr is extraordinarily. liglr. •for its size, and for many years, .io. belief was h'i:. t u.'Trie morn ing it would lie fniin.i ieve 'ed 'O the ;:iou''.d. The I'-l'iJ'. is .ha tj.o Champ do Mars (!■>'; tst Paris hrs • onlv just beeu realty -laid out a.d .built 011. l'. opli' ' lr.ve> forirot en their fears now. and are ready to live in the shadow of-:he Eiffel Tower.
WHAT THE KING CAN DO. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
• WHAT THE KING CAN DO. "What aro tlio King's powers, to which refeve 11 co is being .made. l.e- . ea'Jy, if not actually, liev are very largo. By liis persona! liac the King could disband tlio army, sell any', or all \essc!ls in- the nary, dismiss noar . ly ""all members' of jSio .Civil Service,, dvctao »var. against, ^nny power, or •make pe co 0:1 hit ouri in tiative. 13y lis signature a.'l -ni;.a cs of pris ons could be released and fully pard-' oiled. i'e cou'd ra,s - any in.'.ii, w»; man or child to iho j'i$rage and dis pose as ho though' lit :'t!ie sover eignity over anv colony, cr Dbminiun within the Empire. All tluve tilings aro tlio King's neroga :ve>. Lust and greatest- of them is that the Kinfr can do 110 wrong.
HOW TO STRIKE SAFETY MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
HOW TO STRIKE SAFETY MATCHES. It is a common thing with smokers for their safety 111a cliboxcs to "ivc out oil iho striking side before all the matches are used up. 1' :i' y "• il' keep in mind just one thiyg Inn can always bo averted., iho sate*")' ^ ing part is very quick on trig^r, au ! needs only n slight; contac', JiK.i;,d il u long scratch. S ?nj.;;■ . .'i,■ ■ In* tiid of the match quickly in. jiIjoj'. h ijii:. ter of an inch «u tlio 'atnU.ng M.iface In iliis way ".he outs io t ;.v .■! i.vs 'jo kel>t t'resli and 1 v. fc In: tu "scratch of course causes en" ii.aHi U. .J,n;te before con act cen -i. ■•ho surface is actually burn- - '&lt;J ■ Same safety matches will sr.:] en a window pane.
COMMON KNOWLEDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
COMMON KNOWLEDGE. lu a privato sitting room a; a cer tain hotot sat a party of luorryiuakeis, when Micro canio a knock at tho door, anil an attendant announced. "Tho compliments ol' Mr. Mowers, tno dramatic uutlior, who is in ho next room, and ho says you aro making so much noise, ho cannot write. "Ho can't writo, oh?" said ono ol tho party. "Why, toll him overy body who lnu »«#n lu» plays know» that."
TURNED THE TABLES [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
TU11N13D THE TABLES A young follow, clad iu homespun, was standing near vlio National Ua! lory in London, when ho was aecusted by half-ii-dozon gentoely dressed men with, "Just arrived in town?." _ "Y'es, and a great, P^aco it vs, rc pliod tho young man from the country . '"Tis so," said another. "liow is your mother?" ho inquired, bent on sport with tho Yorkshireman. "Oh, sho's proUy well," ho replied "she's sent, mo up on liusiuoss." "All, what Kind of business i cou tiuuod a third. "Why," said tho man, "sho wanted mo to look about lor half a dozen oi tho biggest fools in London, and now 1 think I've got my oyos on them. Tho next moment tho \orksliireman had tho pavomont to himself.
A COMPOSITE INTERVIEW. WITH SIXTEEN SERVANT GIRLS [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
A COMPOSITE INTERVIEW. • .. i ' WITH. SlXiliEN SlSttVAKT GI11LS One of tlio humorous weekly jour nals w.:u wnich Loudon abounds, ra cen'.ly pub! .shed a series of ^lotewqna drawings depicting England's unknown heioe.s. Tno. u was, ior instance, the man who tendered tho taxi-cab drivo: his 'o;;al laro, and heroes ot th« do mestic vane'y tvp:lied by thu husband who affile,i with his mother-in-law. An Austral.uu sor.es might noir com mence wi ll tlio reporter who yeiitur duy iuturvicuoj six.ecu imigraut do mestic servants at one aud iliu sailiu time. It was at the Domestic Help er's lluine at Norwood, a building sut licienty j.a.at al lo inspiro olio with a degree ot awe on tlio doorstep; and '.lie "interview cjs" io -o speak wore tho gins \>tiu aiV.Ved .it tho outer liarli >r 0:1 tlio Monday morning on buai'u iho 1* ana U branch s.earner Borda. Mis. Moore, tho kindly ma >ron ot tlio Home, greeted the coura geous pressman m tlie hail, and eseort ed liini, ail unprepared, uuo a...
BOOKS BOUND IN GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
BOOKS BOUND IN GOLD, On# thousand lour lu.ud.od pounds is tlio valuo set ujioii a matin/icon t specimen oi present, day Engi.th book binding about 10 bout .0 A/Kui'iea. flie book is an i.liiiii.aaUd muiius-1 cript; of sumo of Kent's puums, ami lias jutt U en pulililjod alter two year.-, work, Tlio ^Oei»:s aro nnUeji ;uiu I ...i.natod on vellum, and 1llu.ttiaU.1l • i ll original v.ator co!oisk wh.lo tlio morocco cover is elaborately guld-too> cd, inlaid wi.'.h over -1110 pieces of col oitd ica.lier, and set with over lUu piC'ciuUB BiOllCS. Volumes in model 11 bindings which >11 lor Jjl'UO to £500 each aro by 11 moans uncommon. Not long ago, fpj. iiist;:nce, a .set of Dickons was pub lisin'd in America, tlici price per vol iiinu Wing £200, each baolc bo'.ng bound in vellum and closed in a cask ut of wliito Silk and leather.' Alio her remarkable work was -Mi'. Hubert's Homo JLi.inciolt's lamous "Book oi Wiaith," tlio edition or which wa:, limited to '100 copics—150 at £500 each, ...
WOMAN PROPOSES. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
WOMAN l'HOPOSKS. Will and Mary had been busy court ing lor over two years, mooting every night in Hopo Street, Glasgow. About, a fortnight ago, Will, in parting with his beloved, mado the usual remark:— "I'll moot yo in Hope-street to morrow nicht. Mind and bo punc tual, " "'Deed, ayo, Will, lad," replied Meg with a merry twinklo in her eye. "Wo huo mot 1100 a Jang time in Ilope streot, 'an I was thinkm* that it was high tirao wo woro tdiiftin' oor &lt;tr,vst in-placo a st-roet. farther alang. What wad vo say to Uniou-stroot?" Will ha« itakon th© hint and tlio in vitations aro out.
HEALTHY EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
HEALTHY J2XEHC1SE. Au elderly gentleman had iu his later years become so penurious as to deny himself many uf the »ece» itics of life. A friend, who had sent him soiuo sacks uf coal, called on him one day shortly afterwards, and was sorry to soo -ho old man sitting Tireless in .•"the depth of winter. 4,I hone ihe coals kept you warm?" she began. "They havo, indeed 1 thank you very much for thinking of me >o kindly!" said ho. "But 1 am afraid -hey are all gono now?" sho went on. "Oh, no—quito tho contrary 1 1 have not burned any of them. Whenever 1 feel cold, 1 curry a sack up aud down tho stairs. Tho exercise warms me beautifully."
A HIDEOUS TRAFFIC. WORN-OUT ENGLISH HORSES CONVERTED INTO FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
A HIDEOUS TRAFFIC. WORN-OUT ENGLISH HOUSES CONVERTED INTO FOOD. Mr. Philip Gibls, writing iu tba "Graphio" some years ago,-do-scribcd tho via dolorosa of worn out English iioiscs on their way to Belgian ami Dutch slaughterhouses, and ho made a t.tiong appeal to Englishmen to stop this hiaeous traffic, which is undoubt edly ,u lark stain 011 Britain's fauio a* a humane na ion. Sinco then many other appeals liaro boon made for ineiry for the poor animals, who, alter yours ot' faithful toil on English high ways and in English fields, aro sold lor a low pounds, shipped off to foreign purls, in fair weather or foul, and afror horrible sufferings aro killed and converted in:&lt;> butcher's meat lor hu man consumption. But it is pamlii; lo know that, in spilo of Government action—which followed tho outburst oi popular iud'-gna'-on—leading to moro stringent inspection 01 exported ani mals, llio irafhc slill continues 011 a iaigo scale, and that t''o horrois of H are scarcely dimi...
REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
REVENGE. A country doctor discharged his coachman ou account of his unsteady liabits. Tlio couclimau took service with .ho village butcher, and ouo day, when driviug a number of boasts to the slaughterhouse ho luut his for mer employer. "Well, Tom,'' said tho doo:or, pat ronismgly, "you aro in a different sort of oi»i>loyuu-nt uowP" "Not a.t all, sir," said Tom, who bore his formor employer a grudge. ".Not at, all; I'm still in iho slaughter iiiU business."
A MATTER OF GRAMMER. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
; A MATTER OF GllAMMEH. "Look 'ore," said tho publican, "you said if ho didn't pay you would, so 'just 'and over tho coin." "Wait a minuto my friend," said tlio customer .addressed. "I didn't say anything of tho kind. Now just [ bo'good enough to repeat what I real ly Hid'.sajS."- •' ; \ ' "You said 'Let 'im 'ave all 'o Wants, landlord. ' If ho refooses to l'iy, I will.' " , . "Just so," -remarked itlioi customer, "If ho refuses io pay, 1- will—refuso also, of course, 1 meant. Ah, I'm too | old •- bird to bo had liko that."
HIS PROOF. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
HIS I'ltOOF. Hurry Lauder scored with u neat impromptu at a Now \ork ihcatro. Ho had juat finishod his second song, and tho audionco was voliomen ly de manding nioro. Somo of his ScotcU admirers wero calling out »a,llcs of tho songs they wanted to bear. Ono enthusiastic young gentleman m a prominent soat was particularly in sistent. "I Jovo a Lissioj I lovo a lussio," ho kopt on shouting. Tho gonial comedian looked hrni over shook I ilia head, ami reinnrUcd graco Iv—"No) no, not you mv son. Xi you did, youi'd ha' fo'chod lior m you.
FULL PANEL. [Newspaper Article] — Quambatook Times — 15 July 1914
FULL PANEL. Tho jurors iilcd into tho jury box, and after ail the 12 scats were Ulled ihoro still remained ono juror stand ing outsido. "If tho court please,' said tho clork, "they havo mado a mistako and sent us 13 jurors instead of 12. What do you want to do with iliis extra onop" "What is your name?" asked tho judgo of tho oxt'i'a man. "Joseph A. Uraines," ho ropliod. "Mr. Clork," said tho judgo, "tako this man back to tho jury couimission ors and toll ithom wo don't nocd him, as wo already havo hero 12 muu wi'h out Brainos."