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THE CELLAR OF DEATH. A NIGHT-WATCHMAN'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
THE CELLAR OF DEATH. NIGHT-WATCHMAN'S STORY. Do I think you inquisitive, sir? Nay, but I don't. - 'Tis only natural for anyone to ask a man who isn't thirty-five yet what it was that turned lii3 hair white. For you don't often see a. fellow of my -age with snow white locks like these, I'll warrant. I reckon I'm what they call unique. It was a siii^lcr night 'in the cellar of the Northchester Sugar House that did it, if you care to know, though I ain't so sure that I altogether likes telling my story even now, algpr six years and more. Many a night have I wakened up "from sleep, trembling from head to foot, after dreaming about that terrible night. The hor ror of it seems fixed 111 my'brain past all forgetting. It comes back to me so plainly that somehow my blood dries .up all in a moment. I tell you, sir, if:ever any man was rescued from death' by the skin of his teeth, it's the white-haired man who stands be fore you. But first of all, before I begin to reach the blood-curdling par...
WEIGHBRIDGES FOR GRAIN. TO BE INSTALLED BY THE SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
WEIGHBRIDGES FOR GRAIN. TO BE INSTALLED BY THE S1I1RE COUNCIL. A'. the mooting of tha Tutigamab Shire Council od Monday, GY Fjrd, pur-u nit to notice, moved: - 1 I'll fc the resolution on tho books prohibiting Ibe borrowing of money for the erection of weighbridges be rescinded." In doing ar>, Cr Ford siid the finances in his Riding were very limited, and it would not be ?it all convenient! to erect weighbridges nut of revenue. Ho \v,is therefore of (".pinion that money should be borrowed for (be purpose, especially tis r-aba piyera wero risking for them, [t was «!:ierally agreed tint weighbridges would prove a more convenient and corrcct system of weighing grain and oilier produce. Cr Cummins, in seconding tho motion, said that when tho question wns discussed by tha Council on a previous occasion, it was decided that if bridges were erected it would have ! to bo done out of revenue. This was hardly fair to the South-West Ridins, who lvero at present short of funds The sv3teni of...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
LOCAL AND GENERAL. TCXGA.m.-ui A^UICULTUHAL SOCIETV. - A general njc-Hug of members of tho above wi;. tufc,.; place in the Sbire Hull on S itnrday evening, 1G h May, ao S o'clock, for the purpose of trans acting important) business. A large attendance is rpqnested. Tcsgam.ui POLICE COUKT.- At the Tungamuh Police Court on Tuesday, befura Messrs T. Allatt and J, P. Byrne, .) s P , Const iblo Onrruthprs, proceeded against Frederick Maxwell for (In- larceny of 21 rabbit Imps, the property of J is. Burgoyne, After I hearing evul^nci-, accused w is sentenced to ono month's imp-isonment. The sentence was suspendpd m. -> '.3?d entering into recogniz mce ot X,J.y to I be of good behavior for 12 months. I Three debt) cases were also dealt with, which occupied the attention of the' court for the whole of the afternoon. In one instance an order was made for tho umouut claimed without cost? whilst the remainder were adjourntd' for one month. Tungasuh FOOTBALL CLUB.-The annual meeting of the a...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
PERSONAL. Tbe Rev. Father Rooney, who was parish prieat at Dookia £or over three years, recently received notice of trausfer back to his original parish, Bondigo, and has now taken up hii new dnties. He is succeeded by the Rev Father Rohan. Dr. J' Stanley Reed, M.B., B.S" of Malvern, h'is been appoiutad reai oent medical officer to the Wanga ratta Hospital. He 13 a son of Mr J. E. Reed, for many years Surveyor General. The successful applicant presented very high credentials, in cluding references from Drs S'rong, Springthorpe, Howard, Stirling and Bird. Elizibeth Williamson, late of Yar rawonga, widow, who died on April 7, left by a will dated November 23rd, 1911, real estate valued at £3750, and personal property valued at £18 to her children. Mr Blair M »ckay has bee appoinled civil engineer to the Shcpparton Shirs Council. There wero 15 applicants for the position. Mr Mackay had been shire engineer previously, but resigned aboub three years ago to take np a position in Western A...
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST By AVellesley Pain. "This time to-morrow," said Henry Hedgeham, the head waiter, "I sliajl be my own boss." "And I wish you luck," said James, who knew that lie was to he promot ed to Henry's place. "You'll want some luck, 1 reckon. I wouldn't like to take over a business where they have gals to wait. It may he a pood thing to be your own boss, but " "Good thing," said Henry, "there's no doubt about it. Being my own boss I shall have a smoke and a drink at twelve in the morning if I want it and I probably shall. The dose will be repeated at two o'clock, after a nice steak and a pint of bitter, and in ine evening as required. That's what you get by being your own boss." "That's all very well," said the jun ior waiter, who had sounded the liol lowness of coffee-sliop keeping in his spare time; "but what about the gals Chat are going to do the waiting for you, Henry? They'll do you down every time, and you'll have nothing to say to 'em-being gals." "Well," said Hen...
MR. FRUITGROWER. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
MR. FRUITGROWER. Rain, hail, sunshine, blow or snow, the middleman never worries. He will "make it up" whichever way it goes. One of the main essentials to suc cess is loyalty to your co-operative society. Do not split up your consign ments and give agents an opportunity of operating against you -with your own ammunition. You must be a mighty strong man, Mr. Fruitgrower, to carry your own and other people's burdens the way you do. Don't you feel sometimes that you would like to drop some of it; that you would like to play a little aud work less? If the old apple tree could speak it would surely protest against giving half its income to some fellow in Mel bourne who never produced anything but a fat bank pass book. Whistler the artist, was once walk ing through a field, when suddenly he found that a huge bull was making straight towards him. He ran as ho had never run before. When he reached the other side of the fence ho saw a farmer, the owner of the field cooly watching the procee...
The Digger's Sweetheart. I. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
The Digger's Sweetheart. By H. G. Maclaurin. I. "Hallo! boys! look what's blown into the camp." It was at a very early hour on a bright, sun-shiny morning. The gold diggers had issued from their respec tive tents, and were now busily engag ed in making preparations for their simple morning meal, before going to their claims to pursue their feverish quest for gold. So engrossed were they in their tasks that they had not noticed the approach of the newcom er, until their attention was drawn to him by the above facetious remark, which fell from the lips of Ben Ltffig ton, one of the diggers. The newcomer was one of the last persons in the world whom one would have expected to encounter in a rough and tumble mining camp. He was not more than 5 ft. 2in. in height, and his form was slim and dapper. He had a pair of large, innocent blue eyes, and a complexion like a girl's. The clothes he wore were much too big for him, and appeared to have been intended originally for someone else. No won...
The Last Lap. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
The Last Lap. A Newcastle man was blessed with a largo family of daughters, now grown to marriageable age. One evening he walked into his drawing room and surprised his second daugh ter, sitting on the lap of a young fel low. The old gentleman did not al low his equanimity to be disturbed, lie simply remarked: "Ah, Lucy, I see your race for a husband is nearly over." "What makes you say that, papa?" asked the girl, blushing painfully. "You seem to be on the last lap," chortled the old gentleman. The chairman at a journalists' din ner the other day told the following story: - "I met a newspaper man to-day wlic came to Collins-street twenty years ago with exactly twenty-five slxillingr, in his pocket. He is now worth forty thousand pounds. 1-Ie owes that entirely to his own ability :u"l energy, . combined with good health and a high code of ethics, and the fact that a relative died and left him with thirty-nine thousand nine lii'.ndret1 and ninety-eight pounds."
DICKENS' BEARD. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
DICKENS' BEARD. On December 29, 1S55, the mea of tlitt French "Army" of the Orient" the Crimean veterans who had storm o'.i the Alma heights side by side with the British troops, who had come to the timely assistance of the redcoats a' Inlcermann, and had captured the great Malakhoff fortress, the key of Sebastopol-were passed in review by the French Emperor in the Place Yen dome. Two interesting features mark ed this memorable parade-which, by the way, one may see faithfully repro duced in miniature at the l'aris "Army Museum." One- was the presence of the sur vivors of Napoleon l.'s Imperial Cnard, the Heroes of Austerlitz and Wagvam, of Jena and Waterloo. Bent and shrunken in their quaint, old-fashion ea uniforms, they were appropriately grouped around the base of the Yen dome Column, the lofty shaft of bronze -sculptured with scenes of battle, east by the Emperor's decree from the cannon his soldiers had captured from their foes. Less conspicuous, but equally note worthy, was th...
FOR THE FARMER. THE ROTARY DISC PLOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
FOR- THE FARMER. THE ROTARY DISC PLOUGH. The rotary disc plough possesses the following advantages over the mould-board implements: - 1. Owing to the construction and movement ol the discs the draught is greatly reduced, and the capacity ol the implements considerably increas ed. 2. Their great power in breaking up hard land makes it possible to com mence the ploughing of stubble lanu much earlier than is the case when mould boards are used, thus increas ing the capacity of the soil to re ceive and retain moisture at a season when, under ordinary conditions, sat isfactory mould board work is im practicable. 3. The work is more cheaply done. The discs are so placed that one disc forces the broken soil sideways against the next one, pulverising it and performing the operation of pack ing, thereby improving the seed bed and preventing the escaped moisture to a greater extent than is possible in the more open work of other ploughs. Preference should be given to implements that have thei...
A Harmless Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
A Harmless Ghost. A stone-cutter, in the days when men wore knee-breeches and wigs, one evening wished to add a few letters to an epitaph on a gravestone recently set up. He obtained permission, and went with his tools and lantern to complete the task. The churchyard was cool and gloomy, and very soon he lighted an extra candle to give more light. Suddenly, as he stooped over the work, he heard a curious rustling hiss-"Hush!" He lifted his head and looked round but saw nothing. He fell to work again; but no sooner was his head bowed over the stone than the faint, mysterious "hush!" was heard again. He could stand it no longer, but got up and fled for his life, and was not consoled until he was in bed and fast asleep. The next morning he was sitting with his wife at breakfast, when she said suddenly, "Peter, what is the matter with your wig? It is all burnt on one side." He gave a cry of joy, to his wife's surprise. The mystery was explain ed-the strange "hush" was nothing more than ...
ARGENTINA'S WHEAT INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
ARGENTINA'S WHEAT INDUSTRY. Argentina, inspite of poor market facilities and a backward farming po pulation, already ranks third among the three wheat-exporting countries of the world. Its area devoted to wheat cultivation has doubled during the past ten years, and is three times as large as it was only fifteen years ago. There is every prospect, too, of a still greater advance in the near future. Owing to conditions of cli mate and soil, Argentina cannot, it would seem, enter into serious com petition with Canada in the produc tion of "strong" wheat. Barleta wheat, originally brought from Italy, forms about 70 per cent, of the crop, and Russian wheat 20 per cent., while the remaining 10 per cent would in clude various classes of wheat, tome of which are grown specially for mak ing macaroni. In a general way, Ar gentine wheats are classed in the in ternational markets as intermediate in character between the soft white wheats of Australia and the Pacific Coast, and the herd red whea...
FLOCK MANAGEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
FLOCK MANAGEMENT. If strong, healthy and vigorous lambs are wanted, extra care must be given to the ewe flock from time of mating to time of lambing. During this time the ewes should be steadily gaining in flesh. It is not desirable that the ewe flock after mating should ever have to become the scavengers of the farm; that business should be left for store sheep. The ewe flock is too valuable for that work, for it is from this flock that the future feeding lamb is obtained. One often hears of heavy lossea be ing experienced by sheep breeders through ewes being frightened by dogs and other causes, and this brings tc mind reasons that ought to be up permost in the minds of all those who have charge of lambing ewes. Among them there is one precaution that should never be absent, and that is this: That the ewe flock should never be allowed to be rushed by the shep herd's dog, nor should it be hurried when being driven, nor under any cir cumstances should it be given an opportunity to be...
CROPS FOR FODDER. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
CROPS FOR FODDER. The time seems opportune to di rect tiie attention of farmers to the necessity of planting fodder crops, and for their subsequent conservation as a provision for stock and feed dur ing the winter. The weather this season has been very dry, and in al most every district absence of rain has been severely felt. The man who dees not take this wise precaution of providing winter feed will have a grim realisation of his lack of forethought when he finds, his dairy herd, and other stock, languishing for the food which Nature withholds during her unpropitious seasons. It is, however, quite within the pro vince of the farmer to conserve sulli cient fodder for his stock to tide over the winter. There are so many ex amples of the splendid results from silos that it is hard to conceive why the practice of making silage has not become more general throughout the State. When we have the managers of but ter and cheese factories reporting "the satisfactory increase of milk supplie...
SIZE OF SHEAF. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
SIZE OF SHEAF. There can be no set size for a sheaf, u's the size must be regulated accord ing to conditions. For instance, in ws:t districts, or where the crops are late in maturing, the small sheaf is the safer, as the sun and wind are better able to penetrate through the sheaf, and so minimise the risk of sprouting or moulding about the band. Again, by making the sheaves on the small size, stacking can be commenc ed a day or two sooner. On the oth er hand, however, the large-sized s! eaves have their advantages. First, it is more economical on twine; sec ondly, much time is saved in stook ing and stacking; thirdly, a fair-sized sheaf will stand up against winds in the stook better than the small size.
FEATHERED WITH BOTTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
FEATHERED WITH BOTTLES. Baron Kenyon, at one time Lord Chief Justice o£ England, loved to hear himself talk, and his summings up were at times extraordinary exam ples of flamboyant speech. Here is a specimen taken from "Law and Laughter": - Addressing a butler " convicted of stealing his master's wine, Lord Kne von once said:-"Prisoner at the bar, you stand convicted on the most con clusive evidence of a crime of inex pressible atrocity-a crime that de files the sacred springs of domestic confidence, and is calculated to strike alarm into the breast of every Eng lishman who invests largely in the choice vintages of Southern Europe. Like the serpent of old, you have stung the hand of your protector. For tunate in haying a generous employer, you might without discovery have continued to supply your wretched wife and children with the comforts of sufficient prosperity, and even with some of the luxuries of affluence; but, dead to every claim of natural affection, and blind to your own ...
HOW TO MAKE A WILL. A Thing that Everybody Should Know [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
HOW TO MAKE A WILL. A Thing that Everybody Should Know Too much stre3s cannot be laid upon the fact that it is tho bounden duty of every person who is either the present or prospective owner of any property whatever-ami especially when this I properly be in the lorm of real estate -to make a will. The making of a will is a much neglected duty, especi ally with women, and yet it should be the desire of every person to leave his or her business matters in such condi tion that. In the event of death, the survivors may, with the smallest ex penditure of time, energy and money, settle the deceased affairs in the man ner which they know to have been the testator's wish. There is a very general impression that to dabble in legal matters of any kind whatever means considerable ex pense; but it may be as well to point out that a lawyer, as a rule, regulates his charges not only by the amount of work done, but by the ability of the client to pay. Go to any reliable solicitor, and tell him tha...
Others He had Heard Of. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 7 May 1914
Others He had Heard Of. It was company field training. The captain saw a young soldier trying to cook his dinner with a badly made fire. Going to him, he showed him how to make a quiclc-cooking fire, say ing: "Look at the time you are wasting. When I was on the West Coast, I often had to hunt my breakfast. I used to go about two miles in the jungle, shoot my food, skin or pluck it, then cook and eat it, and return to the camp under the hali hour." Then he un wisely added: "Of course you have heard of the West Coast?" "Yes, sir," replied the young sol dier, "and also of Ananias, George Washington, and de Rougemont."