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The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
The Non-Advertiser. Breathes there a Man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said: "My trade of late -is getting bad, I'll try another two-inch ad." If such there be, go mark him well, For him no bank account shall swell, No angel watch the golden stair To welcome him a millionaire; The man who never asks for trade, By local lines or ad. displayed, Cares more for rest than worldly gain And patronage must give him pain. Tread lightly, riendB let no rnde sound Disturb his solitude profound. Here let him live in calm repose, Unsought by men except he owes, And when hedies, go plant him deep, That naughtmay break his dreamiest sleep, Where no rude clamor may dispel The quiet that he loved so well, - And that the world may know its loss, Pl&ce on his grave a wreath of moss; And on a stone above, ' 'Here lies . A chump who wouldn't advertise."'
Postal Intelligence [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Postal Intelligence : For the information of our rt>a . ders we herewith publish the new aten. RATES FOR FLACKS IN VICTORIA,J , 8. d. Letters : Half oz. or under -0 1 „ For every oz. 0 1 Urgent letters : For each' letter in additon to or . dinary postage ... 0 4 Late fee ... O 1 m; Patterns and samples, pao- . " - kets of merchandise, &c. maximum weight lib. dimensions not to exceed 2 ft. in length, 1 ft. foot in depth or width, for every 2 oz. or a fraction thereof ... ... 0 1 Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bB ... 0 1 Newspapers : For each newspaper 0 Newspapers, magazines and publications not published in the com monwealth, 2oz ... 0 Qyi Post cardB : Each ... 0 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2 Letter cards 2 for ... 0 Registration fee ... 0 3 Parcels, lib or under 0 6 Parcels, each extra lb. or under ... ... 0 3 Parcels Post Within Victoria. Limit we ght 1 lib. Limit of size 3ft 6in in length, or 6ft in girth and length combined. Postage (to be prepaid by Btamps), ...
THE MARKETS. LOCAL MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
THE MARKETS.- i LOCAL MARKETS. . Q- McNnmara & Co., auctioneers. Benalla, report haviug held tlieir usual fortnightly s-le at the Corporation Yards, Benalla, on Tuesday last, Owing to the dry spell we are having, the yard ing of all kin s of stock was light, and ttore stock ere only selling at very low prices. " Pigs.—A very fair yarding, and prices 1 were considerably lower than previous siles. Prime h«cotiers made up to £3 10/; others, £3 7/C, £3 6/, £3 5/; medium eigln bicotiers, £3 3/; other pjns, £3 3/ down to £2 15/ ; light wiights. from £2 9/ to £c 16/ ; porkers sold from 25 / up to 37 /6 ; big stores ready for fattening. £2 5/ ; other pens, £2,36/; slips, 30/, 26/6, 24/, 23/6; suckers, 14/9, down to 5/ for very small ones. Sheep.—Fat ewes, 19/6; fat lambs, 20/3. 17/9, 17/6; fat wethers, 17/ to 18/9; store shorn wsaners, 10/ ; other .. weaners, 10/1 and 8/. 'v Cattle.—Hat cows, £$ 5/; others, £4 71 to £5 3/; fat heifer.*. £4 17/6, £4 15/; store cows, £3 8/, £3 1/, £2 ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
"The Independent" - - - 1 ^fvt-f ° Put)llsliedL on" ^ - -'3 - * Tuesday and Friday Mornings. The Official Organ of ' BENALLA WATER TRUST. > Subscription: 4s. per Quarter. Post Free to Any Address. ? tr "The Independent" - / ' Art Printing Department Is equipped with every appliance necessar for tHe Speedy Execution of all Orders en y V. . - Only the Best MaterialUsed, ' and Prices Reasonable. 1 Henry Vallender, Spring and Summer Goods. 1 -■ ■ ' s Cli eapest and rest In all Ladies' and Children's Underclothing, Blouses, Dresses, &c. Men's Wear: Suits, Hats, Shirts, &c. \ BOOTS and SHOES Ladies', Men's and Children's Excellent Quality o A Large Assortment. A. Sliare of "Sour Patronage Solicited. HENRY VALLENDER, Numi-street, Benalla. BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE. j^te'pliQns & £0713 SATISFACTION G«***ntaad, or xaonty promptly refunded. That it the principle that TT . , If, « built this huge cuh bnsineis, and established It in the coufldence of I J PJJ Bc#a*®|cal...
Buckjumping [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Buckjumping One of the most interesting side shows to be visited at the Show ground to-day and to-morrow will be Professor Kemp's buckjumping hoises. The remarkable manner in which the Professor and Miss Kemp gain a mastery over the most frac tious animals calls for wonderment among spectators. They are show ing the famous horse, Chester, re garded by scientists as possessing almost a human brain.
This Week's Show. Grand Exhibition Promised. NEARLY 2000 ENTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
This Week's Show. Grand Exhibition Promised. NEARLY 2000 ENTRIES. The Annual Show is with us once more. The 37th annal fixture under the auspices of the Benalla Agricultural Society will be opened in the Society's showgrounds to-day and continued on Wednesday. For an exhibition of agriculture and pastoral products the present season could hardly be more unfavorable. The drought which has stricken the country has been a serious blow to the producers and the business community, itt fact it affects in one way or another the whole of the people. Considering that in some parts of the State it has been fouud necessary to cancel the shows for this year, we must regard our posi tion among many estnost fortunate. The show goes on as usual, and while the number of exhibits may not equal that of last year's great record, they, nevertheless, make a very striking total, and afford most convincing evidence as to the re sources and industries of I he dis trict. In the flyfiif* spectacular events t...
Wirths' Circus. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Wirths' Circus. The announcement that Wirths' Circus is coming to Benalla on Wednesday. October 7. (to-morrow) will be received with general plea sure, which will be enhanced when it is learned that it comes with a new programme, which includes some of the best performers procur able. They have recently arrived from all parts of the world, from countries which present so great a contrast as England and Arabia. The greatest sensation in a compre hensive programme is the perform ance of Daredevil Desperado, who dives from the roof, a distance of 50 feet, on to a crescent-shaped wooden platform. Another per formance which draws forth gasps of amazement is that of Alfredo, the flying man. Wtzzen's Bedouin Arabs appear in whirlwind tumb ling, gun spidniug, and pyramid groupiug act. From America comes Madame Berzac, the millionaire lady horse trainer, with some wonder full horses and ponies. Rowland's Family Society Circus comes direct from England. Several ladies and gentlemen walk about...
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Why a town so otherwise favored as Benalla should still suffer the inconvenience and excessive cost of such an heat-intensifying i'luminant passes my understand ing. There surely can be no two opinions as to the benefits to be derived from electricity as above gas. The former gives the far superior light without the accom panying heat inseparable from the latter, does away with all dirt aris ing from the use of gas, discolora tion of ceilings, work and incon venience of keeping mantles, glasses aud burners in order, and makes available the electric iron and fan, dispelling at once heat and flies ; and further rendering available a cheap aud effective power to all who may need it. Granting this, there remains but one question open to argument—cost; that is, cost of working, for it can be shewn that the cost of a daily necessity may be reduced and a daily saving made. The cost of installation should not enter into the question at all. In short, it i...
Lawn Tennis. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Lawn Tennis. The opening func.iou of Ihe new season was performed at the Courts on Saturday afternoon by the Pre sident of the Shire. At the invitation of the president of the club (Mr. E. E Carter) there was a good assemblage, other coun cillors present being Crs. A. Guppy and Bentiison, the shire secretary (Mr, J. Knox) and Mr. T. V. Cowan (president of ihs Agricul tural Society.) Mr. Carter introduced Cr. Mat* hieson in a few well-chosen remarks, and assured those present that despite the drought and the war, the club was determined to make a good teunis season. He directed » attention to the fact that tourna ments had been arranged in order to compel everybody to play every body, and thus assure a full season. (Applause.) Cr. Mathieson in acknowledging the invitation to be present, apolo gised for the absence of Mrs. Mathieson, who was unable to be present. While he personally knew nothing abont tennis, he understood it was a scientific game, and he felt sure that there was quit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
PEECY STOIZ BEGS to Notify the Public that he has opened his NEW PREMISES with a large nnd well-assorted Stock of LADIES' GENTS & CHILDREN'9T*.. BOOTS &. SHOES. Mar Call in and Inspect the Stock RABBiT DESTRUCTION. For fibtrow f A ^PMATT^P It Lays 'em Out Work. JJaZlJuluU U X. Sure ! ' CHEAP. SIMPLE. EFFECTIVE. LAZEMOUT is largely used by the Government and Leading Landholders throughout Australia, Railway Lands, Reserves, Channels and Embankments. Lazemout destroys their Harbour. SUCCESS GUARANTEED " Price: 46/ pep drum of 4j£ gallon. On train or boat Melbourne, which contains S00 charges—sufficient to destroy all Rabbits in 200 Burrows of S openings each. 56 lbs. of Rock Carbide of Calcium is required with each drum of LAZEMOUT; price Melbourne, 12/. LAZEMOUT is the best Burrow Eradicator EVEF introduced to Australia— saves your Feed and fills your Bales and Bags with Wool a nit Grain. No Land holders are complete without a drum of Lazemout. Looal Agent,! F. G. ROS...
Methodist Anniversary. PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Methodist Anniversary. PRESIDENT OF THE CON FERENCE. : O Rev.. J. Thomas, B.A., Presi dent of the Methodist Conference, conducted the anniversary scri.ct.; at the Methodist Church on Sun day, large congregations assemb ling. On Saturday evening a civic wel come was extended to Mr Thomas. The President of the Shire, Cr Mat hleson, accompanied by the other Central riding'members, attended at the church and took part in the proceedings. Rev. A. C. M'Con nan vv.as also present, and an apo logy for unavoidable absence was received from Rev. P. J. Edwards. The chair was occupied by Rev. 0. Cook, who introduced the Pre sident of the Shire. He also re ferred to the great pleasure it gave him to have the President of the Conference with them on this occa sion. Notwithstanding the severe strain of the three Sabbath services Mr Thomas had kindly consented to his arrangements for the civic welcome of that evening. In ex pressing tbanks on behalf of the I^Muircb to the Council members and C. M'C...
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. 1. Subscribers who do najjglv express notice to the contr ry are considered as wishing to Continue their subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until Arrears are paid. 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they'are Responsible until they have settled ;als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to other places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, the sub cribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that "refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional Fraud.' ' 6. If subscribers pay In advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Noticic to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to send on, an...
Mother Goose Pantommie [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 6 October 1914
Mother Goose Pantomime I To-night (Tuesday) the Stanley . I M'Kay Pantoraitae &lt;.o. will play a | short season of four nights in their mammoth moving thea're which will be located next to the " Stan dard" Office. The productions will be the well known and popular pantomime "Mother Goose," which it will be remembered had record rues in Sydney and Melbourne. Robiuson Crusoe, and Little. Bo Peep all of which are new to Be nalla playgoers. Mr. M'Kay has been fortunate in securing a com pany of first-class artists, including as dame Mr. James Gerald, Aus tralia's foremost female imperson ator ; Mr. Will Rayner, a brilliant tenor from Geo. Edwards' London Co. ; Miss Essie Jennings, princi pal boy from Bristol Theatre, Eng ; land ; Miss Rosie Coleman, princi pal girl, a dainty and charming i Australian soubrette ; the Lee Aldous trio, wouderfully speciality dancers and singers ; and a host of other artists, The scenery is mag nificent, including the lovely trans formation scene, ...
An Indian Sand-storm. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
An Indian Sand-storm. « Since sunset it had been growing gradually hotter until at Inst when we finally set tier! down to bed after a few envious remarks, in which Esquimaux and polar hears figured lar gely, there was none of us but would hu\e gladly exchanged places with any furnace tender in England. It was far too hot to sleep under bed clothes, and we had for some time used them to supplement the pil low. After opening all doors and win dows to their fullest extent and explaining to the punkah-wallah that the stopping of the punkahs was the signal for his immediate assas sination, we gradually dropped asleep. I Two or three hour3 later I was I aroused by what at first Beermed 1 to bo three or four batteries of ar tillery firing of! at close range. Ui on sitting up under my mos quito net I discovered the noise to be caused by the doors and windows banging to and fro. We who had not lenj been in the country were all the more astonished when we realised that all the time there was ...
DRAWING CATS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
DRAWING CATS. Cots arc bad sitters in the orrli u»iv sonso ; the more you wa:.t to them quiet the more they u ill move, and the more you try the more suspicious you mako them. They are so fitful in their move ments, you have to rush your pen cil at its quickest pace, and mako strong, vivid, mental impressions. You cannot stop still to study— that would be fatal. You must rush while the impression of form is strong in your mind. Sometimes a sketch done in a few strokes will amplify afterwards at leisure in detail, and turn out well; but sometimes a most elabo rate skctch spoils by an after thought. The surest way for the student to start drawing cats is to buy a iliilling china cat modol. It can not run away ! Sandy was walking along the road •n deep thought, and it waa his minister who brought him to earth again with ;— "Halloa, Sandy 1 Thinking of the future, eh'?" " No," replied our hero, moodily. "To-morrow's the wife's birthday, and I'm thinking o' the present." In the clolstcrs...
Suits for Shipwrecks. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Suits for Shipwrecks. Sinco the tragedy of tho Titanic hundreds of ideas and inventions have been brought before shipping companies and tho Board of Trade authorities, with 'the object of mini mising tho risk of life at sea. Per haps tho' most. ingenious of these ideas is a device which takes the form of a combination of life-belt ind suit made of watertight can vas, which' envelops tho whole per son. The suit has sleeves ending In gloves, and thero is a port-hole in the head, which can he closed when tho weather is rough. When: this port-holo is closed, air enters through a tube above the head, this tube being so constructed that no water can enter. ~ Furnished with this device, it is claimed that a passenger might bo thrown into mid-Atlantic and livo in comfort for many days, while waiting to be picked up, for tho suit can be equipped with suffi cient food and drink to keep a shipwrecked passenger alivo for a weok or more. A man or woman using this de vice stands with feet in a so...