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It's Funny. That— [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
It's Funny, That— A baker is not. railed a loafer. A fireman is not. called a liosier. A shoplifter is not called a "collar dress"-er. A bootblack is not calied a footman. A golfer Is not called a "fore"-man. An orator is not called a gasman. A fruiterer is not called a plumber. Th6 mother heard a great eomnio tioti as of cyclones mixed up wit'i battering-rams, and she hurried up stairs to discover what was the mat ter. There she found Tommy sitting in the middle of the floor with a broad smile or. his face. "Oh. mamma." said he delightedly. "I've locked Grandpa and Uncle George in the cupboard, and when they set a little angrier 1 am going to play Daniel in the lions' den"
OUR SOLDIERS IN EGYPT THE FIRST SCENE. CAIRO, December 7th. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
OUR SOLDIERS IN EGYPT THE FIRST SCENE. (From C. E. Bean, Australian Press Representative with the Austra lian Imperial Force). CAIRO, December 7th. While the Australian Imperial | Force with the New Zealanders were steaming up the Red Sea about three days out of Suez, a wireless message arrived, forwarded by Sir George Reid, stating that the British Gov ernment had come to a decision, the effect of which may be stated on official authority to be. that the Aus tralians and New Zealandeis should disembark in Egypt "for the defence of the country and for training. They were to go into camp at once near Cairo, and were told officially from Great Britain that they were to go to the front from Egypt. Although this intimation came without any preface, and the flagship had. had to obtain leave to steam ahead at once with all possible speed to make preparations, it cannot be said that this order -was unexpected. There was too much to be said in favor of it for it to be anything like a real s...
Good Guess. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Good Guess. The story is told of a well-known lawyer, who has the distinction of be ing the leanest man in his town, that he was one day walking along a street in .Manchester when he noticed that a liouinl was following him. After he had gone some distance, and the dog was still following him, he turn ed to a street gamin and aaked:— "Boy, what do you suppose that dog is following me for?" "Well, mister," said the boy, as he I looked the lawyer over from head to foot, "I dunno exactly, but my idea is that he takes you for a bone." Worry is itself a species of mouo I mania. No mental attitude is more disastrous to personal achievement, personal happiness, and personal use fulness in the world than worry and its twin brother, despondency. If every man were as valuable as he thinks he is there wouldn't be money enough in the world to pay wages.
BUSY WOMEN. Little Brown Folk of the Philippines. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
BUS1/ WOMEN. Little Brown Folk of the Philippine*. Mighty little she is and mighty brown, tor she belongs to the Malay race and is neither negro nor Chinese, nor by any means white (states tha "Iloilo Enterprise Press"). She is short and stocky, very solid and mus cular, with practically no waist-line. She never heard of a corset. Her fea tures are rather heavy and her hair is straight and black. We are speaking of the real Philippine people, those who live in the country and small vj|. Jages, not of the washed-out half j breeds of Manila. i Families are large, as a rule, and children play about in swarms. They j wear as little clothing as the law al lows, and the law is very lax. A ivhite man journeying through the country will often spy a group of little bronze colored figures playing in the dust of ( the road, but as soon as they ca;ch sight of him they dart into the bushes exactly as you have seen rabbits do They are pretty little creatures, and when they become acquainted with ...
Our Soldiers in Egypt A REMARKABLE RESCUE. CAIRO, 8th. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Our Soldiers in Egypt A REM AIMC ABLE IlESCTJJ. CAIRO, Sth. A cruiser watching a certain part of ihe Turkish const lino sent out a seaplane with a French pilot and Captain Stirling, of the Flying Corps, as observer. The "plane" flow over a wide, rocky desert into a valley shut jn by high, barren mountain.1;. It was found that Turkish posts ex isted i:i the district. The seaplane j rose amongst the hills, but when . twenty miles inland, and at a height I Of 5000 feet, tha engine stopped. I The situation was precarious, as a seaplane cannot land safely except in vat or. A patch of sand was vis ible far below amongst some rocks, and the Feiichnian steered for it. He made a magnificent volplane to wards the earth, and turned off the magneto in order to prevent fire. He then banked up the machine against the wind, so as to check its speed, and finally, striking still air, the seaplane fell swiftly towards the sand. The moment the Coats touched the sand the tail of the machine was thrown ...
A MARVELLOUS CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
I I A MARVELLOUS CLOCK. There is said to be ;i most ■won I tlorrul clock in St. Petersburg. U has ! ninety-five faces, and indicates sim | ultaneously the time of day at thirty points on the earth's Burface, besides the movement of the earth around the sun, the phases of the moon, the signs of the zodiac, the passage over the meridian of more than fifty stars of the northern hemisphere, and the date according to the Gregorian, Greek, Mussulman, and Hebrew cal endars. Two years were required to put the works together. One way to acquire a reputation for wisdom is to have sense enough to keep your mouth shut. Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the world.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
famous so;.i>!z;n.s. Loin) icrrcHEXKihs mkssac;:c to XilUTISH EXPHMTIOXAUY FOKCKS The public of Sydney lias been v/aiti/ig over since the cables came through stilting that the British Kx poditionary Forces had proceeded to France for the full text of Lord Kitchener's advice to each member of that historic company. It lias now been cabled out, and one of the chief of all sentences in it, and fraught with groat meaning, reads: "Your duty cannot be done unless your health is sound." Health to the soldier fighting for his country, or to the civilian lighting the great trade battles at home, is essential. A kealth3' army should be a suceess ! ful army, and Captain II. E. U. : Burke, formerly of the "Third King's j African Rifles," British East Africa, j states that Clements Tonic is the ideal nerve medicine for the soldier ] oil active service, or recuperating after severe illness or fever. It in ! the incdicitie that has always been to the front throughout Australia, and its effect u...
HOW "EVELYN'S DIARY" WAS DISCOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
HOW "EVELYN'S DIARY" WAS DISCOVERED. It is a significant fact that several well-known books which have tons I passed out into die regtons of classic fame owe their publication to some what haphazard circumstances, but for which they would probably never I have been brought to light. Some three years before her death, Lady Evelyn was entertaining some friends at ner residence a( U'ootton, Surrey, and after dinner one evening the conversation turned upon thetr re spective hobbles, when a gentleman of tin; party avowed to his partiality tor collecting the handwritings ol' dis tinguished persons "Surely you do not mean old letters?" exclaimed the hostess, at the same time opening her work-table and taking a parcel of pap ers. some of which had just previous ly been used as patterns for articles of dress. A perusal of the documents which the packet contained at once arrested the guest's attention, with the result that further bundles were brought for his inspection, Lady Evelyn herself s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
S O. RACE CLUB FOSTER. Annual Meeting _ AVKDXliSDAV, FEB. JOtfi, 1915. On the ('curse five minutes ualk from Hail-.vjiv Station. I'HOUHAMM)!. To Start at l.&lt;15 p.m. 1. ?.! aider 1 PI lite, of £5 Five furlongs. Nomination 5.s. For ail horses that have not won an adver tised race at time of starting. To Start at 2,15 p.m. „ „2 • >'«vel(y Pony Knee, 11.2 to 13 hands, of £7.—First, £6; second, £1. 14.2 pony to start off 5 fur longs, 12 yards allowed for every inch under 3 4.2. Last two perfor mances. Nomination 7s. To Start at 3 p.m. 3. Foster Handicap, of £12.— First, £10; second £2. About one mile. Nomination Ss, acceptance 4s. To Start at 3.45 p.m. 4. Handicap Hack Race, of £3, Six furlongs. For horses that have not run among nic horses for two years prior to date of entry. Owners to sign declaration before starling. Minimum weight 9st. Nomination 3s. Post entry. To Start at 4.30 p.m. 5. Trial Handicap, of £S.—First, £7; -second £1. Five furlongs. Nomination Ss. For alt...
THE KING AND THE QUAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
THE KING AND THE QUAKER. George III. once made a State visit to the City of London. About this time there was considerable unrest among the people, owing to matters political being in a very unsettled state, and the tumult in the streets through which, the Royal carriage passed was so great that one ot the horses in the King's carriage became frightened and restive between SL Paul's and the Bank, and some fear was felt for the safety of the King and Queen. In this emergency one David Bar clay, a draper of Cheapside, perceiv ing the possibility of danger, hastened towards the carriage, and requested the King to "Come into my house and see the Lord .Mayor's Show?" Bar clay was a devout Quaker, and tlie King and most members or his fam ily entertained a profound resprct for the Society of Friends; hence the ae ceptance of the Quaker's invitation The Quaker conducted the Royal pair to the first floor of his establishment. After the show had passed, Liurolay went through the ceremony of ...
Binginwarri. NEW YEAR'S DAY PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Bingirswarri. Ni-nv YKAit'S I)AV I'K'.NJC. It has long bcc-n the custom of (he resident:; to hold a picnic on the I opening day of the year, more as a meeting of old friends, and it iras a pleasant sight to see people who probably had noL met in the past twelve months greeting one another and exchanging confidences at the picnic held here on the opening day of IS 15. Amongst those present I was- giar? to .see those old pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Mclnnes and many oilier:;. But, alas, a good few have passed away of thos-e that lirst faced the many difficulties of clearing and malting habitable the hill country. I was also pleased to see our old teacher, Mr. Frank Sebire, who came from Taggeity away in the Alexan da district, to renew acquaintance with his many friends. In conver sation with him he told me that al though the part where" he is new teaching is virtually amongst the hiiis, it could not compare with this district for verdure. Also amongst those present were the Misses Marion a...
TENNIS FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
TENNIS FIXTURES. Jan. 1G—Foster v Fish Crock j Bennison v Toora | Welshpool a bye. j Jan. 23—Fisli Greek v Bennison . I Foster v Welshpool I Toora a bye. | Jan. 30-—'Toora v Foster | Welshpool v Fish Creek Eeunisou a bye. Feb. G—Foster v. Bennison Welshpool v Toora ] Fish" Creek a bye. Feb. 13—Bennison v Welshpool Toora v Fish Creak Foster a bye. Feb. 20—Toora v. Bennison Fish Creek v. Foster Welshpool a bye. Feb. 27—Bennison vFish Creek Welshpool v Foster Toora a bye. March 6—Foster v Toora Fish Creek v Welshpool Bennison a bye. Matches to be .played on the ground .of Uae-first-naaied clab.
Mount Best. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Mount Best. A highly successful social was (en dered to I\lr and Mrs Gunn on Mon day night last, prior to th&lt; ir depai t'ire from the Mount The. hall was tilled with their numerous friends, many of whom (."line long distances to show their goodwill towaids our departing friends, who, duiing tin ir long resi dence pio\od themselves to he most o liging neighbors. L>ancing was the p incip:-l £01111 of j astime, Mi- Sagas- j ser conducting the dances, and, there being seven musicians present, there was 110 trouble in respect to obtaining music. During an interval in the programme Mr Beale, in a neat speech, leferreed to the departure of their guests, which everybody 1 egret ted, for they would k mudi missi d from the community, their go^d and kindly dis positions gaining for them hosts of friends, and their se; vices »t S'li.il gath erings would be much m'ssed Mr C;.m '.ron then spoke, in his u-nal lueezy maimer, Li.; lemarks, :]j u,'h fciv, were weighty \iith p aise f-jr ...
Boolarong. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Boolarong. I The annual meeting of the Boo j larong Mechanics' was held on Sat urday evening, a good number at tended. The adoption of the bal ance sheet was held over till next meeting. The election of officers resulted as follows:—President, ilr. C. Schmidt (re-electcd); vice-presi dents, Messrs R. J. York and "VV. A. Schmidt; secretary, Mr. W. Rumble (re-elc-eted); treasurer, Mr. Lye (re elected); auditor:;, Mr. A. York and Mr. J. YvTikinson,; l'brarian. Mine O. Flynn, subjcct to her consent. For the purpose of assisting the I school committee to cxcavatc a lire escape, and the committee of the Mechanic:;' to obtain sufficient funds to fell some trees dangerous to the ! hall, it was decided to obtain an j overdraft up to £12, Messrs Rumble ! and York being prepared to stand j guarantee for the amount if neces sary. A sub-comnmtec consisting! | of Messrs Scton, Rumble and Wilkin- I | son with power to employ another, j ! were appointed to deal with the fell- j [ ing of the trees, ...
Farewell. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
Farewell, On Thursday evening last a large circle of friends of ?.Iis» Guy assem bled at Uic Methodist Church, Foster, for the purpose of saying good-bye to her prior to her depar ture from the district. The pro ceedings opened by the singing of a hvmn. This having been accom plished the Rev T. B. Lancaster briefly referred to the occasion for which they had met, and as he was not so well acquainted with Miss Gov's car err as many present he called upon the senior member of the church (Mr. It. Williamson) to say a few words. Mr. Williamson, in doing so, tool; his hearers back to many years ago when Foster was re joicing under the name of Stockyard Creek, buL at the first police court nresided over by a P.M. (Mr. Foster) the name at his request was altered, it being contended at the time that the name of Stockyard Creek applied to the Creek only. A number of people, however, met and decided to name the place Foster on the sug gestion of an alteration by the Police Magistrate. During ...
THE SECRET OF THE PIGEON. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
THE SECRET OF THE PIGEON. It is an old and much disputed ques tion by what means carrier-Picons find their way home over distances sometimes of hundreds of miles. Some extraordinary suggestions have been offered to explain this strange facul ty, such as that the birds are guided by magnetic currents, that I hey pos sess a special sense of direction, en abling them to reverse a course once pursued, and that they havts a particu lar arrangement of the internal organs of the oar which afford* a means of guidance. The problem '-ps been at tacked again recently by P. Hachet Souplet. Director of the Institute of Animal Psychology in Pr.ris, who con cludes. that, the whole secret is con tained In the ability of the piegons to lay their course by recognised points in the landscape beneath them. He believes that the longest authenticat ed flights are explicable in this way. Senator Williams, in an address in Yazoo, said ot a movement he op posed: "These men try to apologise foi their course,...
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
VARIETIES. There is a fish in China that will travel a mile overland from one stream to another. Land journeys are known to have been taken at night by eels in England. The Transvaal is said to be the largest consumer of explosives in the world, approximately one million four hundred thousand pounds annually be ing spent for this purpose. In Norway no clergyman may per form a marriage unless the couple can prove that they have both been vaccinated or liavo had small-pox. Lack of sufficient means to support a wife is a bar to matrimony In Aus tria. The asphalting of the streets around Slrassbnrg aCthedral has caused a startling exodus of pigeons from the spire, where they had nested for cen turies. The asphalt, is cleaned fre quently and the birds no longer find food in the locality. Vegetable food is the sustenance oT the strongest animals. The formid able character of the lion is due to his ferocity rather than to his strength. Tile elephant, is a strict vegetarian, yet he is a mat...
GOLDEN THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
GOLDEN TH0UGHT8. Think all you speak, but by no means speak all you think. ; Though a man may be learned by ; mother's learning, he can never be Mse by his own wisdom. J It Is the opinion of some to think : Our lives are guided by what others j say or us, but that Is not so, for with | the pure and noble the conscience i holds the reins of action. : There Is a kind of tear that is the • beginning of love, as well as the be ginning of wisdom. The love of the child for "the parent often has Jts real awakening when the child first sees the blessedness of the thing It , has been compelled to do. I The moral influence of nature upon every individual (says Emerson) Is that amount of truth which it Illus trates to him. Who can estimate this? Who can guess how much firm ness the sea-beaten rock has taught the fisherman? How much tranquil lity has been reflected to roan from the azure Bky, over whose unspotted deeps the winds for evermore drive flocks of stormy clouds and leave no wrinkle or...
WHEN ELEPHANTS GO MAD. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
WHEN ,HLEPHANTS GO MAD. A mad Cog or a mad bull Is bad enough, but how would you like to face a mad elephant? When an ele phant goes mad it is one of the most terrible animals to deal with. It is a living image of blind fury and destruc tiveness. When elephants are known to suf fer from insane fits they are always guarded with strong chains and care fully watched. An elephant that be comes permanently mad is a hopeless animal to deal with. There Is only one thing to do then, shoot it. If that is not done it breaks loose sooner or later, and vents its fiendish temper on anything or anybody handy. Like human beings, nothing makes an elephant madder than toothache. An army officer who recently returned from India said he would rather be in a railway collision than run up against an elephant with the toothache. It is an extraordinary fact that when an elephant with toothache can be chained down, and the offending mo lar drawn, the animal always shows the greatest affection towards the d...
ORIGIN OF MOZART'S "REQUIEM." [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 14 January 1915
ORIGIN OF MOZART'S "REQUIEM." Mozart, the composer, entirely ab ! sorbed in music, was a child in every other respect. His hands were so wed ded to the piano that he could use them for nothing else. At table his wife carved for him, and in anything i relating to money or the management of his domestic affairs, or even the choice and arrangement oC his amuse, ments, he was entirely under her guidance. Like all weak-minded people, he was extremely apfcreheush'e of death, and it was only by incessant application to his favorite study that he prevented his spirits sinking totally under the fears of approaching dissolution. At all other times he labored under a pro found melancholy, and in this state of feeling he composed the "Wauber flote," the "Clemenza di Tito," and the celebrated Mass in D Minor, com monly known by the name of his "Re quiem." The latter is generally said to have bad the following origin: A stranger came to him one day and desired him to compose a mass for the death ...