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CULTIVATE GOOD HABITS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
CULTIVATE GOOD HABITS. The education of an infant should commence as soon as it is born as good or bad habits are formed during childhood. If, for example, a baby ir fed every time it cries, it soon begins to understand that by crying It gets what it desires, but by gratifying its demands against our belter judgment v,e are instilling into U13 unconscious infant a lesson in selfishness and greed which may persist through its whole life. A habit scarcely less harmful is giving it something to suck to "keep it quiet." Many parents leave the duty of in stilling good habits into their chil dren to the teachers in schools, for getting that by the time school life begins habits have been formed that may mar or make the child's career for life. Habits and character are bound together; one cannot have "i good character with bad habits. The habit of obedience is one of the first to be enforced. Very early in life a child will recognise right from wrong, hut perhaps at first the wrong path is...
District News. ROKEWOOD JUNCTION. WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
oisuiiii News. EOKEWOOU .lll\(Tri(»\. WEDDING. A pretty wedding waa recently celebrated at Hokowood Junction, ■when Mr A. C Bunti'ig and Rliss ^McCallum were muted in the bonds uf holy wedlock. The ceremony v?as performed by Rov. W. E. Pugb an tho presence of a lar^.e number of friends and weii-wishtrs. The bride, given away tiy bor father, ■was robed in a bridal cobtnine of -whii&lt;3 embroidered voile, with white silk belt, streamers, and kucts of oranse blo-isoms, orthodox wreath and "veil, and gift bouquet. Her bridesmaid wan Miss Vioiet Daw kins, who wore a charming gown of Jham' - obroiderod white voile, aDd the idegroom's gift, a dagger brooch sot. with pearls and rubies The best man was Mr Joseph Percy Simpkias. After tho ceremony, the numerous guests partook of the weddiug breakfast, daintily spread and sumptuously supplied. The minister was the first to speak. His ■words were congratulatory, kind, and verdant with tlia right sort of Christian counsel and advice, be...
UNSKILFUL TEMPER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
UNSKILFUL TEMPER. One would think that there could be no end to the resources of anger. Men use it in so squandering a way, that one is surprised that the stock does not run out. But even this wastefulness of the preci&us commo dity is not censurable as the want of skill and good taste with which it is employed. It is not economised. It is not put to good purposes. It is squandered. It is not skilfully shot, as a marksman shoots at a target. Indeed, men show clearly enough that they do not know the value of anger. A good article of anger is worth far more than the best gun-powder, and ought to 'be used with an economy at least equal to that of the sportsman, who never burns powder needlessly. What should be thought of a sportsman who should go on firing his gun out of the window? Or what of one who should go about the yard, the garden, ex ploding his gun every hour into the air, hitting nothing? Yet so do men let off the precious force of temper— invaluable treasufe of anger...
RACES FOR THE HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
RACES FOR THE HOSPITAL. Liberal promises of support li.'ivo been, received for the Rulo 5-1 race meeting to take placo on Saturday next at the Roke wood Junction racecourse in aid of to» Ballarat Hospital. The day's sport starta in the morning with sparrow t-nd starling: matches, anil tlio programme of horse racing events wiU bo ontored upon aboo$ 1.30 o'clock. As it is desired to have tin* last race run ofT in the daylight the com mitter are djttrminod to run off the dif fer ant events to scheduled time.
SCARSDALE V. BERRINGA. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
SCARSDALE V. BERRINGA. Much intorest was takon in the asso ciation match, which took place at Scars dale on Saturday last, tho competing" teams boing Scarsdalo and Berringa. Idcal weather prevailed, and a very largo gathering of spectators, including many from tho surrounding district, were pre sent to witness tho play. Tho rosulfc was a decisive victory for tho homo tonn, whoso players wero in tip top form. The visitors nut up a good defence, and if they playod tho game of tho previous Satur day, no doubt thero would have bean ;t different tale to tell. They were tho tirafc to score, O. Bridson kicking a behind, but Scarsdalo began to mix tho play and soon had a goal, kicked by Carnegie. Many freo kicks >vorogivon on both sidos, tho playing boing a bit rough at times. Tho first quarter olosod with the sot., xi as follows:—Scarsdalo, 1 g; Borrir -a, lb. The barrackers bogan to get a Iittlo ex cited at this stage, and tho second ct; .Tr ier wai; well contested by both teams Gleeso...
Thorough. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
Thorough. A negro, who had U.b life insured, died, and left the money to his widow. She immediately bought her self a very elaborate mourning outfit. Showing her purchase to her friend, she was very particular in going into details as to prices and all inciden tal particulars. Her friend was very much impressed, and remarked: "Them sho' is fine does, but, befo' heaven, what is yo' goin' to do wif all dis black underwear?" The bereaved one sighed: "Chile, when I mourns, I mourns." To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship which illumine only the track which has been passed over.
CHAPTER XVI. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
CHAPTER XVI. It was on the afternoon of the day that Shanius O'Doyle started for Ire land and Karl Kruger took boat from Southampton to liis native land, also that Peter Bellairs came homo rather later than usual and requested his wife to send Sheila with a message to the Duchess,, saying that he par ticularly wished to Bpeak to her alone. For Bellairs had tnade up his I mind, and that mind, once made up, was not likely to be disturbed again. The time had passed when he could scold Margaret for what she had I dona, and the unhappy man was de termined to get rid of her. Ho en tered her boudoir, sat down and said abruptly: "1 have a few things to say to you, -Margaret." i "Yes, Peter," she rep'iecj, looking at him with frightened blue eyes. | "Have you heard from your son lately?" . I "Yes, I had a letter, but you said J | wasn't to mention his name to you, so |1 did not tell you anything about ..Vt.le .$ecn>B to be setting,on well •'fec'.v":tjnployinoiii,- although- tho. poor 'boy...
GREATER THAN GOLD CHAPTER X V.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 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. A11 Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X V.—Continued. Tile brother and sister went into the house, where the amazed and de lighted squire and his wife gave their son a most hearty welcome. Indeed, Mrs. O'Doyle shed tears as she kiss ed her "beautiful boy," as she called him. Shamus knew aicactly how to act iu the home of his ancestors. He gave his mother graphic accounts of his life in London, which charmed and delighted the sedate old lady, and after lunch he went around with his lather to see the stables and examine ' the hunters. "I am forced to return to London ! to-morrow morning, sir, but when I do 1 come back I will ibring a couple of I . fresh horses with me." -do-bo yor'-thau-hiiy- tiiem I : yli'fere, Shamus. There aren't any ! horses in the world like those we rear, uro there, Mick?" I Mick, one of the head grooms, en-' dorsed h...
HIGH ESTATE OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
HIGH ESTATE OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN. The chrysanthemum has been culti vated in uhina for more than 2000 years, and there is evidence or its be ing cherished in Egypt 1000 years be fore its mention in China. Whether it came from Egypt to China or vice versa, it is impossible now to deter mine, but the Chinese are prone to re gard it as a product of tiie Far East. Confucius, the celebrated sago of China, makes mention of the ycliry Banthemum r>00 B.C., under the name 1 of liki. From China it came to Japan, writes Dr. J. Ingram Bryan, where it reached its highest form of develop ment, and is still reverenced as the imperial emblem; and one of the highest orders in the imperial gift is the order of the chry santhemum. On the imperial sword the flower is engraved, and it figures ■ prominently on warships, and every i thing belonging to the Crown. The ■ feast of the chrysanthemum is cele brated in Japan in November each j year, when the blossoms are at their i best; and the Emper...
NEWTOWN. VALEDICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
NEWTOWN. VALEDICTORY. A pleasing function took place at the Mechanics' Hall recently, when b social was tendered to Mrs Voutier and family, who have resided at Newtown for upwards of 30 years, and who are about to leave. Cr Stat ion, who presided, presented Miss Florence Voutier, on behalf of the residents, with a beautiful gold and diamond brooch. The Chairman, also Me&srs Cook and Quick, spoke eulogistically of the guests. Musi cal numbers were contributed dur ing the evening by Messrs A. and W. Hatfield, S. Crosthwaite, Missas Hatfield and Griffin ; recitations by Mr S. Scatton, Misses E. Hatfield and Doris Merritt. A capital repast wa3 served in the supper room, which was beautifully decorated lor the occasion, and the usual toasts were honored. Mr Voutier and family leave for Melbourne.
WERNETH. PRESENTATION TO TEACHER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
WERNEUI. PRESENTATION TO TEACHER. General regret was expressed by local residents when it was learnt that Mies Noy, head teacher, found it necessary to take three months' leave t>i ,ibt-eiiCe. The es teem iu which Miss Noy is held waB made manifest by a large gathering 'jf residents at the local school. Mr John Stewart presided, and in pre senting Miss Noy with a purse of soveieigns spoke of her good work while residing at W.erneth, and hoped that at the end of three months she would return. The girls attending the school presented Miss Noy with a trinket box.
BALLARAT FOULTRY MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
BALLARA.T FOULTBY MARKET. T. J. lawless :md Co. report.—A full snppljy-fieimed, and prices .easier; 011I7 fow. clioioo lots reaching last woek*6 pri ces. l'rimo gobblers and liens, 7Jd; m(> dium, Cd to CJd per lb; prime roosters, to 6/1; good, 3/ to 1/6; prime liens, to •1/7; extra, to 6/2; ordinary lots, 2/6 to 3/6; prime puliete, to 7/2; small, from 2/9 to 3/6; ducks, 3/6 to 5/; liunuers, 3/9 to -1/2; gecde, 4/6 to 5/6.
DEREEL. ARBOR DAY PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
ARBOli DAY PICNIC. A pleasant day was spent by the children attending the local State school on Friday. Money was col lected on th« ground for the child ren's races, ard Mr W. Butler (sec retary of the school committee) had charge of the racing, assisted by Mr Byrne (head teacher) and Misn McLachlun (assistant). Owing to the shrubs not being received in time no planting was done. The following ladies assisted with re freshments :—Mtsdumes G. Arnold, W. James, J. Lamb, W. Builer, G. Dalton, O. Thornton, J. Klein, and Miss M'Lachlan. Fiuit and lollieb were distributed amongst the child ren. who had spent a good day's outing.
A MIDSHIPMAN'S ADVENTURE IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
A MIDSHIPMAN'S ADVENTURE IN JAPAN. A correspondent of "To-Day" tells the following amusing story of a Brit ish midshipman's adventure in Japan: Last New Year's Day a midshipman from one of the big cruisers was "taking in" the city of Tokio in a rickshaw. There was a keen breeze blowing, but it was prevented from howling merrily through the middy's whiskers by reason of the fact that he hadn't any. But if' his face were de void of hirsute adornment, he, by way of compensation, held between his lips a number one Manila cheroot of imposiug proportions, which he puff ed with ostentatious vigor. Now, these simple facts were noted by an equally ' simple but sternly conscientious Jap anese policeman, who prided himself upon his entire and precise know ledge of the laws of the land of the "rising sun." When the Oriental bobby saw that juvenile naval offi cer's glowing but beardless counten ance from afar he thought of the Jap anese equivalent for the British "Ha! ha!" and ordered the coolie...
THE PIGGERY. WINTER PIG POINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
THE PIGGERY. WINTER PIG POINTS. Keep the pigs warm. They will grow all ilie winter i£ coiiditioiia are right. io winter pigs at a standstill is throwing away the food they eat. They are so starved and neglected that tney uraw upon the little fat in uieir bodies to Keep them alive. Where is the common-sense or thrilt 111 such methods? Start out with right ideas about what real economy in reeding is. Starving is not economy; it ifi the costliest thing one can do. Satished profitable pigs will gruut, but they do not squmi. One thing no pig grower can af ford to do without is a good feeding trough, liig cracks sometimes take more than the hccs do. Statistics show that the manure from eacu pig is worth a year. You see it wul pay to save this manure.
II. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
II. Derrick Hardane, tanned and hard ened under sunlit skies, toiled up the long staircase o£ a block of L.C.C. dwellings near the Tate Gallery. For weeks he had been making unsuccess lul inquiries, and he feared that his present quest would prove equally fruitless. "This must be the llat," ho reflected, as he knocked at the door of a flat. Alter a long interval the door was opened, and a decrepit old man appear ed. Derrick stared at him in astonish ment. The change in him in the seven years since the last meeting was as tounding. "You are Mr. Coirnish?" he asked. "Yes. What is it?" replied the old man, querulously. "Don't you know me?" asked Der rick. "I'm afraid I don't," mumbled Cor nish. "What do you want?" "I want to talk to you," replied Der rick, a wave of pity going through him as he wondered what stroke of mis fortune had brought his former em ployer to this state of breakdown and poverty. "Can I come in, please?" The old man led the way to a small living-room. He sat down ...
THE TEMPTATION OF MONA GIBBONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 27 June 1914
THE TEMPTATION OF. I MONA GIBBONS. I By HILDA M. SlIAW. "Miss Gibbons says there's a mis take in the change, Mr. Carter." "Where? .Let me see," John Carter answered, hurriedly, at the same time taking the money, wrapped up in a bill, from the hand ot the little girl who was employed at Jones, and Stul war til's drapery establishment. A mo ment later he looked at the child in terrogatively. "You are sure, Mary, that you haven't dropped a sovereign?-' "Quito sure," the child answered, with a shake of her head. "It was * sovereign Miss Gibbons said was-miss ing." Without saying anything further,to tne cash girl, Jotin Carter, the cashier, took a sovereign from the till and wrapped it carefully, along with the other change, in the bill, aud gave it of the assistants at the fancy coun ter. 'Its a strange thing," he said to himself, with a puzzled frown on his face. "I could have sworn that I'd given the correct change. I seem to see the sovereign along with the sil ver. Still," he added,...