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Correspondence. [We do not identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by correspondents.) WHY PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
comspwiiEe. MYa do not. identify omrulves with tbo opinions expressed by correspondents.) WHY PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH. To the Editor. Sir,—I was amused to read a note In your paper that foot-warmers,etc,, would be ai.- inducement for people to go to church. But I contend that all the foot-warmers in the world, would not in the slightest degree solve the problem. My last wish would be no; to injure my own old •Church or any other body of Christ ian people. I look to tbern for great work as tho'years go on. work get; ting'year by year more important and more effective. I can foresee 210 state 'of society in which there •will not he a place for churches and ministers and sacraments, and all ibt> other paraphernalia of inystic ■communion with the unseen pow ers, greater, higher, nobler than ourselves. But their value is dini -;£%■ jjushed,-their usefulness impaired, their prospects diaime&lt;), exactly in proportion as their honesty is under suspicion. I do not look with a...
CHAPTER XV. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
CHAPTER XV. During the short remainder of the night of Sheila's hall, Peter Bellalrs did not retire to rest. He was deadly weary, but his mind' was so full of agitation that sleep was impossible. He had done fairly, well in Paris, and had secured at the price of ten thou sand pounds the greater number of the diamonds which had been in the bracelet, but by no means all, for Le Fevre had sold some at a price which lie took care not to mention. Bel lairs, Holman, and young Mordecai felt that nothing more could ibe done, and the unhappy K.C. returned to his home stricken to the heart's core. He put the diamonds which he had secured at so vast a sum into bis cafe, intending to take them in the morn ing to Mordecai to rerify. He found himself tired and depressed In a scene of brilliant gaiety, and, what was worst of all, he knew that, owlug to his wife's theft, he w&f again a comparatively poor man. But Bellalrs thought very little dur tag the remnant of that short night either of...
GREATER THAN GOLD CHAPTER XIV. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "The Soul of Margaret Rand," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIV. The manBion was gay with the flowers of the season—roses, of course, mixed with innumerable tall white lilies, which were in the per fection of their bloom. The best flor ists, the best decorator* had been all day at Hansell House, and, under the directions of the Duchess o£ Tewkes bury, had'made »uch a marked change in its appearance that Sheila felt she would scarcely know it. By the Duchess's orders she wore her lovely presentation dress and the magnifi cent rope of well-known pearls. Mrs. Bellairs was garbed in a gown of pale grey velvet in the very latest style, and her husband's narrow chain of diamonds, with its glittering pen • darrt, .hung from her neck. Beyond his message to Sheila, no wo^d had ibeen heard as to Bellairs, and the Duchess felt Blightly annoyed at his absence on such an a...
EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD BOOKED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD BOOKED. The first thing that strikes the liberty-loving person when he settles down in Berlin, or even puts up at a boarding-house for a short stay, is the "Anmeldungspflicht," or duty of re porting oneself to the police. Before he has been in the house many hours he is presented with a printed form on which he is compelled to fill in all kinds of particulars about himself under penalty of a heavy fine and eventually imprisonment if he fails to do so, or if he writes down de tails which the police afterwards as certain to be untrue. First of all the newcomer has to write down his full name, the exact date of his birthday, the name of the place in which he was 'born, and the nature of his occupation. Then he must state what his religion is, and if he believes in none at all he must duly enter himself as an infidel. Fur ther, be must state what his nation ality is, and whether he is in posses sion of a passport to prove his iden tity. These particulars are ...
WOMAN'S WORLD. WHAT AM I REALLY LIKE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
| WOMAN'S WORLD. I ^ i " WHAT AM I REALLY LIKE. It is a strange but undeniable fact that most people hardly ever hear their own voices. You may think that this sounds absurd, for you will sup pose that you can't help hearing your self when you are constantly speak ing. But you will realise tha; it is true if you remember what a shock it is to you, when you happen to be speaking in a roomful of talking peo ple, and they all suddenly 5top talk ing, leaving your voice going on alone. A thing of this kind gives you a grea*. start, because the voice sounds so strange and unfamiliar. It is also a very great surprise to bear yourself mimicked. You are al most certain to exclaim, "Wiio is that meant for?" and other people who are present will laugh and say, "Why, it is exactly like you—don't you re cognise it?" and then you rcallbe how deaf to your own voice you have been for many years You never see your own face ei ther, except in a photograph ,and that is why a photograph'is always some ...
A Woman's Way. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
A Woman's Way. A dentist was filling a lady pat ron's back teeth. When he had fin ished with the first tooth he handed the lady a hand mirror that Bhe might see the result for herself. Then he went on with his task, repeating this performance with the mirror after each tooth was filled. Finally when the job was completed OHd aha had handed the mirror hack with thanks, he said: "Well, madam, how do they look?" "How do they look?" she returned. "The teeth I have just filled." "Oh, I forgot about the teeth," she exclaimed, reaching for the hand glass. "What did you look at each time I gave you the mirror?" "My hair."
Amongst [?] Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
BMIIjjS! 136 15iJ.ES. A' fhe half-yearly meeting of the *sV?ll)am s icy Company he],) yes terday lilt- mine manager .submitted I .11).* following report:—No. 7 level —^>nth drive advanced l'S2 feet; total from croes.eut, &lt;1,S8 feet. The Me eoininued in cany fair gold up to the break met at i>il> fo&lt;-'^ the nv, nisc. width bring 8 lei t, worth S tiwi* jier ton ; she lode Mill going very strong under the level. Ori lbs south side of this break the lode OlH'IK-d out to JiJ fwi : th„ :l v, \a!r.e i.i 4 outs per (on. The lode 'it; :h&lt;- face if 16 feet .vide and solid; ..he average value is 4 Uwts per ton.' -No work baa been carried out in this drive fo. the p:\st '10 woH« on acvouut of having to :Ioil' the leading stope south of the No. 1 big -break. This work is now comp]et& to 220 feet, and the level secure ly iia.b.iod. A-start v.-ill be made te again extend th.) south drive on ilnnday next. It will have to be .'Mended 100 feet to reac...
Sporting COURSING. PITTFILED AND CAPE CLEAR CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
Epriing. COUKSING. TlTl'M KlVD -VN]) CAl'li CLEAlt CIATB. The fust Meeting of tlio ncHly-ibriiwxl Fitfield and Cape Clear Coursing Club \wit; hold on Saturday nt tho Glcntine Es tate, Hollybush. The weather was fine, and IIhm'o was a splendid attendance of lovers of the. sport. A food start wis made, and, hares being plentiful, good headway was made by noon. Hud tho coursing was completed early in Hie af ternoon. Oil account of the turf being hard 4ind dry, ji number of tire dogs liau to ln> withdrawn after the first round. The ollieials attended to their duties well, and materially enhanced the miecees of the mooting. 'Clio stake was it lfi all-aped dog one,'at JKI/'l/ each. Winner, &lt;£10; runner-up, .£3; two dogs, .£1/1/ each. The results were:— l''ii«t round.—C. M'Cu.slcor's Lady Laird beat A. Guthrie's Locust; Hewitt and Wn.ll is' .Toyel en's Kins; boat i). ligun's Shirley; W. M'Conville^S Miss Mindai l»rot .1. O'DonnoU's Silver Tone; J. O'Donnell's Magic Hod bent.J...
LINTON V BERRINGA. AN EXCITING GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
JjTNTON V HERRING A. AN EXCITING GAME. The third association match of the season took phce at Linton on Sa turday, when the above teams met Sal isfaeiory weather conditions pre vailed, and Berringa not only lined up a strong team, but were also fol lowed bjr a large number of sup porters, who were sanguine that th» visitors should prove victorious, and the result was satisfactory indeed to them when the final gong sounded. Linton were also were represented by a strong (flam, but were slightly inferior in their play than wore tht Berringaitea. The game was atarteil a littlo late, the last quarter beint; played in semi-darkness. From tht boiince of the ball Berringa showed superiority,- and their players are to be' commended on the way they kept their places, kicked the ball as soon as they received it, ■ and ad hered to other useful hints necess ary for a good game of football. I> was hard to make a distihctioi amongst any of the visiting players, a? they all played a very credita...
BALLARAT HORSE MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
BALL A HAT 110KSJ3 'mAKKET. Friday. Coghlan, lioaso, and. Go. iGpoil:~Wu of l'oreu at auction ut our yards' this week d2 horses, 102 cattle, 173 pigs'. 'Horses: Supplies forward lor this week's market wero only moderate, and consisted'ehietly jf 7 aud 8 year draughts, a few medium young draughts, active delivery aud light Harness horses; but good ponies and heavy draughts were scarce. Consign ments canio from the surrounding &lt;lu> tricts, together with the usual eiitry of City and Town animals. .Owing to the counter attractions, • the attendance wast not so large; still, for all good,' sound animals, thero was firm competition, and prices ruled'on a par with last week's quo tations. Wo still have buyers unsup plicd tor big, lieavy driiught.s suitable for contract work, and can advise' intending sellers to forward. Tho feature, of to day's yarding was two head of extra heavy draught geldings of Mr W. W. Qui/ck, which realised the price!) quoted below;— Wu made sales for ...
LOCATION OF THE ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 20 June 1914
LOCATION OF THE ORCHARD. ! While many who claim to speak j with the voice of authority assert [ that an orchard should always be upon land which slopes in a' given (.irection, we have seen many a gooil orchard in which the slope was in other directions. A belt of wood or other windbreak may be sufficient protection for it even if it does blos som early. TFhat is of mora import ance is that it should be well drain ed. As an old orchardist once told' us, "trees will not stand it to have wet feet all the time any better than you and I would." We think he said apple trees should not be where the water wes within four feet of the surface, while pear trees might be set within three feet of the water level if the water was not stagnant, and quinces within one foot. Pears will do well in a clay soil, while apples and peaches will not unless it is thoroughly underdrained, and even then peach?*, will not do as well as on light sandy or gravelly soil. In [ setting an orchard avoid spots that a...
SPOKEN BY ADAM AND EVE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
SPOKEN BY ADAM AND EVE. Few subjects lu.ve given rise to more [speculation then the language spoken by our iirst parents in the garden ot" Eden. The Jews claim that the Hebrew tongue was the earliest language, and spoken by Adam and Eve. The Arabs, Howeve •, dispute the point. Of all the languages, except the Hebrew, the Sy rian lias lmd the greatest number of advocates, especially among Eastern authors. ilauy maintain that the language spoken by Adam is lost. Goropius publisheu u work in 1850 to prove that Dutch was the language spoken in Paradise. Andre Kemp maintained that God spoke to Adam in Swedish, Adam an swered in Danish, and Eve spoke in French, while the Persians r.lso be lieve three languages were spoken in Paradise- Arabic, the most persua sive, by the serpent; Persian, the most poetic, by Adan. and Eve; and Turkish, the most threatening, by the Angel Gabriel
PATTERN FOR HANDSOME EVENING GOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
PATTERN FOR HANDSOME EVENING GOWN. No later evening gown could be se cured than this. It may be made up in any rich material according to the taste of the wearer. It represents "Everylady's Journal" pattern No. 177 —cut in small, medium and large sizes. This pattern may be bought for ninepence from local pattern agents, or will be sent post free to any address if ninepence in stamps is sent to Dept. A, "Everylady's Jour nal," 37G Swanston-street, Melbourne. State number of pattern and size re quired. If a penny stamp is sent to above address, a 48-page catalogue will be sent to any reader who writes "send free catalogue."
SCARSDALE. PEOPLE'S LIBERAL PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
SCAK3DALE, PEOPLE'S LIBERAL PARTY. The annual meeting of the Scars dale branch was held in the Town Hall on Friday night. Mr J. Till occupied the ohair. A deal of routine business was dealt with, and the plan of organising the district, so as to be ready for the coming elections was discussed. The elec tion of officers resulted sb follows : —President, Mr J. Till; vice-presi dent, Mr R. Loudon; and a strong committee. Mr F. R. Coldham sub sequently addressed a public meet ing. MISSING FURNITURE. Enquiries are being made by C >nat. Toudan relative to some fur niture removed or stolen from the Italians Ciub, where it was stored in an empty room. Amongst the articles missing wore an overman tel, feuder and irons, bedstead. Ve netian blinds, and numerous other articles. So large was the haul that a horse and vehicle were necessary for its removal. The owner resides in Ballarat. YOUTHFUL BICYCLE THIEF. Sjme three weeks ago Mr J, Sla tur, residing at Brown*, r« |-m.;-.;■ u the police t...
HOME, WIFE, AND SATURDAY NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
HOME, WIFE, AND SATURDAY NIGHT. > Happy is tlie man who lias a little home and a little angel in it o£ a baturday night; a house, 110 matter how little, provided it will hold two or so; no matter how humbly furnish ed, provided there is hope in it. Let tne winds blow—close the curtains. What i£ they are plain calico, without border, tassel, or any such thing? liet the ram come uowu—heap up the lire. .No matter it you haven't a candle to bless yourseit with, for what a beautilui light glowing coal makes—just light to talk by, not aloud, as in the highways; not rapid ly, as in ihe hurrying world; but soitly, slowly, whisperingly, with pauses between lor the storm without and the thought within to lill up with. Then wheel the sofa arpund by the lire; no matter it the sola is a settee, uncushioned at that, i£ so be it is just long enough for two and a half in it. How sweetly the music of sil ver bells from the time to come fails on the listening heart then! How mournfully swell the c...
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS. "Anyone who has not the nature of a cabbage is neurotic," said Dr. Leon ard Guthrie in a lecture on "The Ner vous Child" before the Child Study Society. He gave 110 definite advice as to what should be done with ner vous children, but he asked that they should be treated with sympathy, and that their parents should not put down all the children's troubles to some form of organic disease. He de scribed the night-terrors of nervous children as occurring between the years of three and eight. If the child suffers from slight indigestion, he he said, it is seldom terrified by pain, 'but by horrible faces. A stuffy bed room \xill make it dream of being strangled. Cold limbs often cause a child to get terrors of icebergs or ava anches, and lying in an uncom fortable position brings dreams of tor ture chambers. All its mental re sponses to sensations are quadrupled in its. dreams, and they bring on in tensified memories of past troubles only faintly connected with ...
SMYTHESDALE. BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
SHYTHESD4LE. BOROUGH COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Borongh Council was hold on Wed nesday evenirg; in the absence of the Mayor (Or Williamson), Cr Har ridge occupied the chair. There were also present: Ors M'Menamin, Creed, M'O-irthy, Roitz*.*, Kirk, El der; apologies were tendered for Gra Williamson and Ssarle. Cjiras pondence. — From ,T. Chatham. !M.L,A., forwarding information re garding application and formation of water trust from State Rivers Water Commission. It was resolved to forward letter of thanks to Mr Chi.tham for the interest he has at ail times taken in the welfare of the borough.—From analyst, forward ing certificates stating that samples forwarded had complied with the standard. Tbe town dork's month ly statement showed a debit balance of £4 16s SI. Finance.—Accounts amounting to £2.-i Is were passed for payment. In regard to the water schema, it was resolved that the town clerk interview Mr M. Martin, civil engineer, regarding plans and cost of construction ...
PIGS AT BAROMETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
PIGS AT BAROMETERS. Probably tlxe lust tiling oue would expect to inchoate changes in tne wea tner is a pigs tail. Tiie skipper oi a •Norwegian sailing ship, wiio usually Has a porker or two on board says one couiu scarcely nave a more reli able uarowoter. Wlieu a weatner uis Luroance is coming on, tne tails oi me pigs suaigaten out, ana tneir ears uroop. Wuen tlie barometer gets ue low -J.oU, i.ue pigs seeK suelter, anu me storm is pretty certain to bursL wulim nve uours. But a niga baro meter puts a beautitul twist in tlie tans, ana tue ears stand jauntily sun! and witu a iriiie ot a cant forward.