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Bulls and Blunders. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Bulls and Blunders. I Like the Irishman who saitl that 1 his ropo had only one end because the other had been cut away, Mr. John Burns said, "I should like to i throw the honourable member a life line, so that I might pluck him as a brand from the burning." It recoils the fnmous "hull " made by Sir William ITart-lJyke, the Unionist ex-Minister, who caused uproarious laughter in the Houso of Commons one day by remarking', i "The right honourable gentleman j has caught big fish in his time. He j has gone to the, top of the tree to find them." Alluding to an item of £2,000, 000 in the Army Estimates one year, a certain member described it as "a flea-bito in the ocean," while : another, advocating an in:rcaso in I the European troops employed in , India, remarked, "You may depend i upon it, sir, the pale lace of the British soldier is the backbone of tho Indian Army." An Irish member, speaking of sui cido, said, "The only way to stO;> it is to make it a capital offence, ] punishablo ...
WORLD'S FLYING RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
WORLD'S FLYING RECORD. M. Perrevon, the French airman, achieved a worl'd's record, at a fly ing meeting held at Vienna, reaching a height of 15,430 feet, carrying two passengers. Bulletin No. 140 of the South Da kota Experimental Station on the se lection and preparation of seed po tatoes, says that the result of most exhaustive experiments showB that the yield of potatoes from large se lected seed, cut into large seed pieces, was not only greater in bush els prr acre, but contained 1.3 per cent, more of sizeable tubera than the yield from unselected eeed and smaller need-plecea. M&lt;9,
A FORTUNE IN HOLSTEINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
A FORTUNE IN HOLSTEINS. A few years ago, T. W. Sprague, of Battle Creek, Mich., decided to in vest in a herd of registered Holstein Friesian cattle. With this end in view he went to New York and pur chased a yearling bull for £.120, and ten young cows,/'.yearling heifers, and heifer calves. A jear later he purchased four more y.oung cows and heifers of good breeding, making a foundation herd of 14 females and the yearling herd bull. The 15 head cost Mr. Sprague just a little less than .C300. T. W. Spragufc soon became well known among Mi chigan Holstein breeders- and his Wolverine stock farm, with well-kept herd of Holsteins, was often visited by buyers looking . for high-class cat tle. During the past three years Mr. Sprague has sold over £600 worth, of females and young bulls which paid over 20 per cent, interest on the £800 investment. Owing to the failing health, of Mrs. Sprague, Mr. Sprague was forced to sell out his stock farm and the Wol verine Holstein herd, nnd on 2nd April...
THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all But leans on none." FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1914. Local and General News. A Bolt [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
THE Benalla Independent. POBUSHKD ON TOBSDAY3 AND FKIDAVB "Stands close to, all But leans on none." FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9,_ 1914.. Local and General News. A Bolt Mr. F. Leak's aerated waggon was standing outside the North Eastern hotel. One of Wirth's elephants hove in sight. A hurried glance, u snort, and the horse bolted pell-mell down Nuuu-street. Several tried to stop the runaway. When opposite Bell's boardiug house Mr. Win. Williams, senr., very pluckily made a dash for the horse's head, succeeded and soou brought it to a standstill. Shortly after Mr. Leak arrived and heartily thanked Mr. Williams for his pluck. Fire | As tbe various entertainments were making a start with their Wednesday evening's programme tbe firebell rang out. The flare-up took place at Mr Wren's cottage, West Benalla, the bouse being de stroyed. Wirth's Ciroua Opened in Benalla on second Show night to a pac.ked house. PhilipJ-ytton This well-known company ap peared to a fair house at Miller's corner 011 Tuesda...
CHAPTER III. DEEPER INTO THE TOILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
CHAPTER in. DEEPER INTO THE TOILS. Dugdale had not changed his mind an iota. A dozen things—the exqui site white hands on which valuable rings glowed, the delicate features, the style of her whole attire—these and other evidences told him plainly this strange beauty belonged to the select upper circle of Russia, even that which is very near to the throne itself. The mystery of it all piqued him. He felt somehow as though he had a personal interest in her matters— that her enemies were also his foes in fact, that she was being shame fully treated by the powers that were in control of such affairs as banish ment. This was pretty quick work, and almost took his breath away when be came to reHcct upon its nature. He had prayed for a chance to feel | himself aroused from the "doldrums" j and behold, the opportunity had ap- j peared with a vengeance. Here he was bowling along the mountain road, heading for the next village or town, and seated beside the most fascina ting woman he had ever...
Alleged Lottery Conducting. Before Mr. W. W. Beaven, P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
At the local Court of Petty Ses sions yesterday; Constable Bruce v. Albert Peters, Gfo. [H. Mulder, VVm. Simmonds and Richard Woods (the last named with assisting in lottery. Superintendent Davidson prose cuted, and Mr. Connell for the defendant. Superintendent Davidson gave the particulars. Constable Gun ther went to the Shire Hall on Dth September last where the Municipal Band was conducing a bazaar. Gunther paid for a ticket for an overmantel. On the night of the 12th the defendants were placing tickets and prizes in u» separate barrels. In conversation with Cons. Gunther Siunuonds 8:iid he was the secretary to the baztar, but could not say whether other tickets would be drawn for. Cons. Bruce also got a ticket for the overmantel mentioned. Mr. Mul der told Sergt. Kohm that the committee would accept all respon sibility. In a letter from the Attorney - General dated 15.h August, stating he offered ^ no objections to the rallle of the paint ings referred ta which he assu:pc.l were...
CHAPTER II. DUGDALE FORGETS THE BLUES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
CHAPTER II. IDUGDALE FORGETS THE BLUES. Of course, the wise reader has anti cipated just this thing, but Dugdale had not been granted the same privi lege and hints, so that he was fairly staggered. It breathed of romance on the spot —and he had just been seriously con sidering the wisdom of deserting the army of bachelors, too. He had seen some pretty faces in his day, this young-old disciple of 6ingle blessedness, but never one that had struck him as quite so arch and charming as the countenance upon which he now gazed so like a boor. And somehow he imagined he saw what might be a frown give way to a look of genuine pleasure. She ap peared pleased to find that the tram pling horses had brought him to the scene and not others—perhaps the mounted soldiers who waited there on the hillside above. Dugdale pulled himself together. He made no pretence of being a ladies' man, thougjh always at home In society. "Pardon mo, madam, you are In trouble. Hy surprise made me rude. Allow me to ass...
Anniversary [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Anniversary Is to be celebrated on Sunday by special services in St. Andrew's Churcb. The preacher for the day will be Rev. Professor Skene, M.A. In addition to the usual morning and evening services, a children's service is to be held at 3 p.m., at the close of which Sun day school prizes for the year are :o be distributed.
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN OF THE CZAR, OR, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. CHAPTER I. THE TRAVELLER in THE TALEGA [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
(AIjL BIGHTS RESERVED.) «■ UNDER THE BAN #0F THE CZAR,® 0 R, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. 1 4y St. George Rathborne, Author at "Omar Kasaam," etc. CHAPTER I. THE TRAVELLER in THE TALEGA A novice might not have found much pleasure about the long jour ney in a Russian telega drawn by two horses under the control of a daring Don Cossack driver—a journey that had carried Owen Dugdale, a journalist, artist, and idler, over the vast steppes, with their feathery grasses, and now brought him amid the wild gorges of the southern moun tain border of the White Czar's vast . dominions. Dugdale had enough Irish blood in his veins to love more or less ex citement, andi his main purpose in visiting this domain, upon which a subject of the good Queen had sel dom set eyes, was to discover new' objects of interest for his brush and pen, as well as to amuse himself. A man with plenty of money &nd an artistic taste is very apt to grow weary of such ordinary things as lie in the beaten track ; and acc...
The Saveloy Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
The Saveloy Case. Win. Stredwick y. C. Coraino was the adjourned case by which the defendant sued under the Pure Foods Act was concluded yesterday at the local Courthouse. Mr. W. \V. Beaven P.M. adjudi cated, and Mr. T. T. Clarke ap peared for plaintitf and Mr. P. P King for defendant. Mr. Clarke said they proceeded under the regulation of 1908, and produced the Gazette. Mr. P. King said the case was unfinished in order to serve notice ' on Hutton as Sec. 33 would appear to bar the way. He now relied on Sec. -32, and it in effect said that if defendant had taken all reasonable precautions defendant should not be penalised. He quoted a case in which butter was the com modity. In this case the saveloys were sent up in a sealed tin froin Hutton's—a reputable firm. The saveloys were in a pickle, and they are fished out by a picker or tongs. P.M.—The opening must be on the top of the liquid. Mr» King produced the tin. On thisi occasion the inspector asked for 3 saveloys and cut the three...
LAW RELATING TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 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.' 1 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Notick to the publisher at the end of the time tliat they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to send on, an...
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Correspondence. TO THE KDITOK. Sik,— I hope I will receive miother vi-.it from our enterprising inspector ; it was the cheapest ad vertisement I have had since I hive been in the town. I nurchase the beat brands and goods that tnouey can buy; and at the rate roy busi ness growing is acknowledgment that the public know where they get the best of goods at a reasonable price. Our saveloys are made by •T. C. Hntton, the best manufac turer of this class of goods in the Southern Hemisphere, of which wc receive weekly consignments. C. COMINO.
The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
The Non-Advertiser. Breathes there a Mail 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 innrk 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, Heads let no rude sottnd 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 dreamless sleep, Where no rude clamor may dispel The quiet that he loved bo well, And that the world may know its loss, Place 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 — 9 October 1914
Postal Intelligence o For the information of our rea ders we herewith publish the new ate&lt;*. • rates for places in victoria,J s. d. Letters : Half oz. or under 0 1 j „ For every oz. 0 1 Urgent letters : For each letter in additon to or dinary postage ... 0 4 Late fee ... 0 1 ^ Patterns and samples, pac-, keta of merchandise, &c. • ; ' ' maximum weight ltt>. dimensions not to exceed 2ft. in length, 1ft. foot in depth or width, for every 2 oz. or a fraction thereof ... ... 0 1, Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bs ... 0 1 Newspapers : For each newspaper 0 0}4 Newspapers, magazines and publications not published in the com monwealth, 2oz ... " 0 Post cards : Each ... 0 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2 Letter cards 2 for ... 0 2j4 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 prepa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Auction Sales to come WATTS, TURNBULL & CO Monday, 12th October—St. James Stork &lt;h1p. Benalla Stock Market.—Tuesday, October 13 • Thoo.a Slock Market. — Difcon linued till further notice. Violet Town Market.—Friday, Oct. 16. Dfvenish Stock Market. — Monday, October 26. M. Q. M'NAMARA. Tuesday. Oct. 13— Benalla Stock S ait* yyATTS. TURNBULL & CO STOCK" & STATION AGENTS. L-tud Financial, Estate Insurance and General Commission Agents. Hkad OKKICE.—HEN A LI .A. BKANCHK8V--Violet Town, Maiiblield Euroa. Wangaratta. and Rutlierglfn. MARKETS— Benalla, fortnightly, eyery alternative Tuesday. Deveniah, every fourth Monday. Thoona every first Friday in each - month . Enroa, fortnightly, 2nd and 4tli Thurs - day. Mansfield, monthly, 4th Friday. Violet Town, monthly 3rd Friday. • Wangaratta, Cattle and Sheep every alternate Thursday. Pigs every alternate Monday,... L- w •*„ „ LOANS NBGOTIATBP. — Money' to lend, la large ox-;, small sums,- at -~J ,|V lowest ra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
"The Independent" Tuesday and Friday Mornings. Xlie Official Organ of BENALLA WATER TRCJST. •• & Subscription: 4s. per Quarter. Post Jbree to Any Address. "The Independent" Art Printing Department Is equipped with every appliance necessary for the Speedy Execution of all Orders en Only It he Best Materialised, and Prices Reasonable. Henry Vallender, Spring: and Summer Goods. '-Oh eapest . and if est ^ In all Ladies' and Children's Underclothing, Blouses, Dresses, &c, Men's Wear: Suits, Hats, Shirts, &c. BOOTS and SHOES Ladies', Men's ^nd Children's Excellent Quality A Large Assortment. A Share of \ our Patronage Solicited. HENRY VALLENDER, Nuuii-street, Benalla. ^tefihsns & Sons It I BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE. • ATI&FA HTIOM Uuarantood, or money promptly rcfuuded. That ii the pnn«:i;«io thai wr% I 191 rtU i IUIV hti built this huge cash business, and esUbliihrd it Id the confideuce of tko baying public. Economical mothers wilt follow the lead o...
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Trunk Telephone In connection with the trunk tele phone, the following rales are to be charged for cjnveisation be tween Benalla and oilier towns con nected :— Between 8a.m.&7p.m, 7p.m.&8a.tn First Add. First Add 3 min. 3 min. 3 min. 3miu Melbourne .. 1/10 1/4 lOd 8d Seymour 1/ 9.1 6d 5d Euroa 6d 5d 4d 3d Violet Town 3d 3d 3d 3d Baddaginnie 2d 2d 2d 2d Winton 2d 2d 2d 2d Glenrowon ... • 2d 2d 2d 2d Waugaratta ... &lt;»d 3d 4d 3d Cbiltern y',i 6d 4d 3d Springlrurst... 9 1 6d 4d 3d Wodonga J 1 9d 6d 5d Beechworth ... M 6d 4d 3d Wabgunyah.. ]/ 9d 6d 5d Rutherglen ... 6d 4d 3d Nooramunga 2d 2d 2d Goorambat ... 2&lt;1 2d 2d 2d Devenisli ?•? 3d 3d 3d Tboorm 6«1 5d 4d 3d Bungeet West 4.1 3d 4d 3d St. James '.. 4d 3d 4d 3d I.fcke Rowan'.. 4d 3d 4d 3d Tungamah . 6d 5d 4d 3d Wilby 6d 5d 4d 3d Telford 8d 6d 4d 3d Yarrawonga.. Sd 6d &lt;>d 3d Shepparton . 1/10 1/4 lOd 8 Dookie . 1/10 1/4 lOd 8d Tailangatta . • 1/4 1/ Sd 6d Albury 1/ 9d 6d 5d Corowa 1/ ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
C. D. LAIRD, AGENT, - BRIDGE-ST., BliNAIyLA. Agent for H. V. M'Kay's Sunshine Wor-tts I- can supply you with all kinds of Machinery. The Sunshine PLOUGHS and ONE WAY DISC are guaranteed to give every satisfaction. Sunshine Harvester Is so well known comment is unneces sary. I Guarantee ALL MACHINERY, and buyers allowed trial before paying. Cash or easy terms. C. D. LAIRD, Bridge-str'efet.
MOTOR-CAR WINDOW OPENER. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
MOTOR-CAR WINDOW OPENER. The cumbrous method of raising antl lowering the windows of mo tor-cars and other carriages by means of a strap will soon be suporseded by a German invention. By the new device the inmate c> the carriage presses upwards or down- j wards a handle, and the window rises or falls accordingly. More over, the window can be raised or lowered to any required height, and will automatically stay Where it is placed. This ingenious device has been brought before the notice of motor-car body builders and its | practical 'use demonstrated by means 1 of a working model. j The haughty, imperious beauty j handed him back his ring. "Now that all is over between us," she said, "I suppose you wiU i buy a revolver and put an end to ; your wretched existence ?" j "Worse than that !" he hissed, be- j ing careful to introduce the neces- 1 sary tone—"far wor-s-se ! I shall steal a revolver, and I shall shoot your measly little poodle !" j A wild shriek burst from her lips, j She ...
Court Fixtures for 1914. The following sittings of courts will be held in this district during 1914:—Supreme Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 9 October 1914
Court Fixtures for 1914. The followiuK siuin^s^of courts wil be held iu this district during 1914:— Supreme Court. BENALI-A— Tuesday, October 20 BEECH WORTH— Tuesday, November 24 SHEPPARTON— Tuesday, September IS General Sessions. BENAbLA— Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday November 4, BEECH WORTH— Tuesday. August 4 Thursday, October 1 WANGARATTA— Thjirpday, September 3 Tlmrsilay, December 3 County Court. BENALLA— Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday, November 4 BEECH WORTH— Tuesday. August 4 Thursday. October 1 BRIGHT— Thursday, Nove'mber 26 &lt;, CHILTE&N—