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METRO FARM FANCY DRESS BALL [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 29 August 1912
IMETRO FARMI FANCY DRESS BALL Lost Friday evening the Fos?n Hall was crowded to its fullest estent,when a plain and fancy-drose ball was held uuder tilte mnnagement of the Social and Preg'o."xs Association. Slr. Corridon supplied the muisic,' nnd' Mr. Goorge SDarby n oted os .l.O.?----a:.hloe; evsn wtsro r tlly goos, and the clsoractssr were well sustainedol. The Associahtin deserve credlit for the swray in wlsicb tau comnmitt.o made it a- very enjoy ablo evening for all present.. Miss Freda Loewmoan, ns Juliet, and Mr. Carroll, as Romeo looked well. Miss Lily Grigjs, as A Lost Parcel, was much admired, and the others wrortlhy of special mention were Miss Delaney, as A Gipsy Girl; Miss Sarah Lowmsan, as Monto Carlo; lliss Katio West,. as Carmen; Miss Gladys Fall, as A Scotch Lnssid; Mr. A. J. Lowman, as A. Sundornler; and Mr. A. M'Murray, as A 'Polico:nos. An nounsing iocident teok als lce dur.ing the evening, whei Slr. CharIle "nll, as President of the Association, gasve "The Sundo...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 29 August 1912
OBITUARY. Donald M'Donell, an old and respected resident of Werribee, passed away on Saturday night last. The deceased was born in Munissy, Inverness Shire, Scot- land, on the 17th March, 1821, and came to Victoria in the "Duchess of Northumberland,"' landing on the 1st January, 1844, and went on to Macedon, where he was employed for some years. Afterwards he visited South Aus- tralia, returning from there to enter the service of Mr. Chirn- side, on his station in the Western District. After some years there he came to Werribee Park, where he was employed and re- mained up to the time of his death. His remains were in- terred in the Werribee cemetery, the large number of residents: who attended his funeral testified to the esteem in which he was held.
DESERVEDLY PUNISHED. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
DESERVIUDLY PUNIBttIED. She was elderly and gaunt, but sie had the anti-tobacco craze very badly, and lost no opportunity of airing her views on the public plat form. ( One evening she was telling a deep i ly-interested crowd of listeners how she weaned her husband from the dreadful weed. " And I argued and n argued with him -for twelve long years," she told them, " and at last Induced him b to sign the pledge, promising to ah astain Irom tobacco in any shape or form. I was so overcome that I I threw my arms round him and kissed h'im." 1 Voice from the audience (seriously): " Jolly well serve him right I" s" Marks : " 1 hear that lymanu has fallen Into a piece ol property." Parks : " From a relative or from his aeroplane ?" " Well, farmer, you told us, your place was a good one for hunting ; now, we've tramped it for three I hours and found no game." " Just so I *Well, I calculate as a Sgeneral thing, that the less game i there is the more hunting )ou have.1' • . . . . -,
THE ORDER WAS CANCELLED. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
THE OltDEIl WAS CANCELLEDI). They were discussing menan people, and the dark man had the final say. " Not long ago," he said, " I knew a lady who had a tabby cat." " Nothing new in that,"snapped the fair man. " No, but she called at the stores one mnorning and ordered some oat meal, candles, soap, and a half pennyworth olf cat's-meat." The fair man was not interested., " Yes," continued the other, "and the order had to he delivered three miles away. Well, before thd goods actually left the shop in came a ser vant girl in a terrible stew. " 'Missus's things gone ?" she said. " No, not yet,' replied the grocer. "'Then don't send the cat's-meat that was ordered I" gasped the girl. 'The tabby has juet caught Lt birdl" The fair man gave in.
TAKING CENSUS IN CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
TAKING CENSUS IN CHINA. -4----- The Chinese method of taking a census, judging from the 1911 census of Wel-Hai-Wel, issued from the Colo nial Office' may be said to he the last word in the art of mystifica tion. The Chinese method of reckoning age would scarcely meet with the whole-hearted approval of the mathe matician. Thus, for instance, a Chi nese child at birth is said to be one year old ; after it has passed one new year it is said to be two years old. The mystery now deepens, for in this way a child born in the last month of the year may be said to have attained the dignified age of two before it is thirty clays old by our reckoning. In spite of this, the report says the actual age returns are very accurate. This pleasing statement is account ed for by the fact that the years are - divided into cycled of-twelve, each one of the twelve years being repro sented by the name of one of twelve dillerent animals. The Chinese year corresponding to 1876 was tie year of the fLit ; all ...
OBJECT LESSONS IN PARLIAMENT. CONCRETE ARGUMENTS IN THE HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
OBJECT LESSONS IN PAR LIAMENT. t CONCIETE ARGUMIENTS IN THED HOgBE. Every school teacher knows that a thing may be described for hours without producing much effect upon a class of children, but if the object be actually produced an impression is made upon their young minds which is never erased. IHe knows, then, the value of object lessons. Counsel in big cases In the law courts also seldom loot sight of the uses to which a well-constructed model, plan, or map may be put, and everybody knows that it is no uncommon thing for the actual instruments and acces sories of a crime to be produced and handed to the judge and jury. Never theless, even with those daily exam ples of the use of an object lesson in illustrating a point, or making evi dence clear, the members of the Hlouse of Commons very seldom re sort to it, and members look upon anything of this sort ans quite in the way of being a dramatic episode. For instance, quite a little flutter was caused in the House of Commons the ot...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
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CONCENTRATED CRITICISM. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
CONCENTRATED n CRITICiSM. It was his first appearanco as ia dramatic critic, and during the af ternoon, he saw that remarkable melodrama, " The Red-handed Five," and in the evening he witneesed a thrilling performance of " Flit the Forger ; or, The Clue of the Bird Frightener." And it made him sad. 0Nevertheless, ho went back to the of?ice and prepared to write a scath ing, six-column condemnation. But before he'd begun the editor rushed in. " Sorry," he cried, r' but you'll have to boil your stuff down. Try and get a strong criticism of both plays into about-well--or say two lines." The critic nodded. Then with a dash he dipped his pen into the ink. "Tle li:rst drama," he wrote, "wits all blood and thunder, and the Se cond-tho second was all thud and blunder." A teacher asked rher class in spel ling 'to state the difference between the words "results'" andl "conse quences." A bright girl replied : " Results are what you expect, and consequences are what you get."
GREY EYES FOR FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
GREY EYES FOR FIGHT. " 1 always feel a bit nervous," re marked a sergeant of police. " when I have to arrest a man with grey eyes, for I know that he is a born fighter, and that I am likely to have a tough Job. " Most men when they are fglhting retain a certain amount of discretion and remember that an assault on the police is a very serious offence. But the man with the grey eyes, though he may in his calmer moments be quite aware of the folly of resistance forgets all about that when his blood is up. He thinks of only one thing, and that is to win tile light. " It isn't amongst criminals only that the grey eye denotes the fight er. 'have observed the same thing amongst professional pugilists, an enormous proportion of whom have grey eyes. " With soldiers and sailors it is just the same. Manny of our fore most generals hlnd admirals have eyes of that colour. It is the more remarkable when we remember that the number of people who have grey eyes is small compared with other shades. ...
THE Werribee Shire Banner. WERRIBEE, THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
THB UWerribe hbire Banner. WERRLBEE, TH'IRSDAY,.'SEPT; 6 The anniial.meeting of the, Wir ribee branch- of the -Penple'h Party will be held'at 8o'clook' on Ton-dany evening' nextr i ni the Mechanics' HIll: New' iiiembers will be en rolled. The Federal elections, take plihae next year, and although the Labour Government 'owing to its extravagaucese will have shot its ,bolt before the election, still it is advisable that their defeat at the polls eionll.! beoff' suach a decisive clharacter 'that they will not come again into prominence for many years, To adcive this, much de sired end those interested in rational government should join. the party. The subscription is; only five shill linge, aud; surely it is"worthi this amount to. have the pleasure- of saying good-bye to the Fisher Government,. and with tliem, the icurly-hraded! boy" from the Rocky Mountains. For Btoneliiid'Cbuglis takeWoods"Great Peppermint Cure, 116. The new councillors at their first meeting on Saturday shaped ex co...
"CHARLIES" STILL TO BE FOUND IN SPAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
" C-IAILIES " STILl, TO 1JE FOUND IN SPAIN. Spain is one of those countries which fall to march with the times. In many of its towns,-=-notnhly In Ieville, Toledo, and Segovia-the or dinary police hand the place over at night to a body of watchmen who closely resemble the old London ' Charlies.' Wearing heivily-caped coats, and carrying lanterns, these patrol the streets, armed often only with a short spear, which is possibly a survival of the halbert borne by the ' watch ' of the sixteenth century. At Segovin, the watchmen, or a picked contingent of them, call over the hours, and sometimes announce the state of the weather. "At Madrid the watchman acts as a sort of con cierge, and admits belated merry makers to their flats, for be holds the keys of all houses on his "beat." In exchange for a "tip" he guides them t their flats. Many of the watchmen are quite old men. They do not always wenr a uniform, especially in out-of-the way places like Segovln, where they favour the local tam-...
WERRIBEE TENNIS CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
WERRIiBEE TENNIS CLUB. The annual meeting, of. the abovr club was held. in the Mechanics' In stitute on Friday, 0Oth ult., there be ing a good. attendance of meobera present. The report and bal:hce-sheet, was read by the secretary (Air. C. C. Troup), and. shows the club to be in ae sound position, both. financially and. otheorwisoe.: It was. decidel to take:-- steps .to form an associ?tion with,. the. various district clubs, and as matches, are also being arranged with. other, clubs, there is every reasone to believe, a very enjoyable seauso is before tho: club. The following gentlemen have, kindly promised to donate trophies: Mr.. II. P. Williams,. a racquet fob LaLdics Singles Tournnment,. and. Messrs. Austin and. Calder,. trophy fosr Gent's. Doubles Competition.. Satur day, 11th inst.,, has. been fixed as, opening day, when a. match will bq, played against one of the metropolitan. club's. The, election of office-bearera, for the coming season resulted. aa. fol.. lows :-President,...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) VAN DE VEER, THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. PART 14. CHAPTER XXXIII.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) EVAN DE VEER, 0 ----- de THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. , PART 14. Si CHAPTER XXXII1.-(Continued.) th " Aw.y I" exclaimed Sir David th rising angrily. " This woman is the th emissary of some foe of Zurichbold. de She has some terrible disease upon as her "- of " Nay," cried the woman. " Ih come from the Giant Forest, and ti this torn and destroyed face is the ha work of wolves. I am she who dis- gl nppeared with the son of Prince INus taco. I am the nurse-Lena lichti bl " I am Lena Richt," she said, in while all stared in wonder at her. ft " You are Prince ?ustace ; you are S Sir David Z)rleton, and you are i Count Charles of Karldenhurg ; and a, this chamberlain 1 remember well t( too-he is Jacob Lillschamp. None sl of you can recognise the once hand- y some face of Lena Glcht, in this p mutilated countenance." " No," • said Sir Dalid: ' but if y you are Lena Richt, the daughter of p Zuleme Richt, I once ;ut out a tu- y mour from your shoulder. The op- y oration left ...
WERRIBEE COURSING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
WERRIBEE. COURSING CLUB. 'l'o Bracelet Stakes, to be run next Wednesday, will be the final meeting of. the local Club for t.e present season.. Local coursers are reminded that entries,. finally close on Saturday next, at 6 p.m.. Draw will take place at Wal's Hotel the nasan evosing at 8 o'clock. Committee please note, As the. stako will be for -u unlimited number of all ages, at £2_ 21 enacl, a good entry is contidently ex pected.L Dogs must be nominated by: ladies. In addition to its share of the, stakeh the winner will receive a bracoldb, worth £5/5], at. least. As this will beo the "Ladies' Day," it behoves the fair sex to do all in their power. to make it, a great. success. T'Ie committee antict pates receiving a record nomination from. fair admirers locally of the speeody "Lon?g.
OREARING SALE OF CONTRACTORS PLANT AT METROPOLITAN FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
C ORIEAItG SiALE OFl UOhl ?TC TORS PLANT AT 1IETROPOLI TAN-FARM.. Messrs Pem'sonr, RBSwe Sinith and Co. report havinig condbcted a very successful clearingg sale' ona Satur *day last.at the Metropolitan Farm for the executors of the estate of late ~ohn Halton. There was a good attendance of buyers and 'a total clearance was! effected. Draught horses= sold to £3T 10s.; mil kihg cowsat? .815s and £554; farm waggon, tip dray, household furuiture, 4. stall stable,buggy_ shed, and alt outbuildings together with ai quantity of sundries, were dis posed of at satisfatory. prices.
LIFE'S LITTLE WORRIES. The Neighbors Next D[?] [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
LIFE'S LITTLE WORRiI. 'The Neighbor, Nexit Dt a'·, Tho reason why most ,1r i these days are built in long??;-"?4l 'he same style, quality and.:;' +., 3e hat everybody may have , - ?-.r ieighbor. .. F; '. : Next-door neighbors are " ad .o kinds-those whom you -do?-. sh to know; those who doomr.::. ,to' 'now you; and-at any-ri a-l:ai .lrcles--those who borzy»;.,~° :'',:C:re rood, cooking utensils, a. : ?';-. .i:ns: 'he most alarming of as2t',?; thb hlor 'owing kind. They eil', ,:-' over .he garden wall, or ser ,'.:ary Bllen -ounm to the front door":' ? h the mreo &lt;age, "If you please, mulsiimissus say sthe's Just -iun short of firewood aoem :read, and would -you lend -her some vood-and a loaf?" 'Lend her the loaf, nad she sends theiiext. day or the day itter Idr the -large frying-pan, or the ;;Irgsering-o o;'-o ths..sowputureen, or .-ho wash ;?negdffslieretur0s. tlems . tigalon-onh.-sturdsaj .the &lt;chances :are' hat she -will -borrow them .again .on' trohday. IPre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
Scovell and Spurling, TIE CORi@NEI "-4 OO O 0 S :C ip ?a.?t-, Itave landed a lovely stock of NEW SPIING GOODS?_ .:,SPRING SUITINGS from 42s. 3BO0ATERS, latest shalpos, 3s 6d to 6s 6d. tE" WM SHIAPE 9BOXEBS. . . lFAS~iIONII~RS~i S in 20 different etylee. , . " TENNIIS&lt; Sl[RIBTS or wa6rm weaiher. TIESBi SO?BS, BiRACES, aid t-ierything s msa?. watnts'to wear' at --IEHEI RIG HT PRICE. :1,500 ' ies at 9d', worth is. and Is 6d., to prove we are T*L]E TIE KINGS. IS NOW ON. ASHION'S LATEST PRODUCTION ENDLESS VARIETY PRICES QUOTED ARE .A WONDER TO ALL; See ohar Wincldow&. See oux Wincdows. TREY ARE A TRIUMPIP OF THE DRAPEB'S ART. PLEASE 51101 ISABLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID TIlE AFTERNOON CR11USHES. J. H, HOOPER & CO., " FooTscRAY. Bm1UNSWIoK and LONDON Commonwealth ° . Bank of Australia SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT. DEPOSITS received from one Shilling upwards. Interest at the rate of Three Per Cent. per annum allowed on all Deposits up to £300. Agencies now open at local P...
CAUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
CAUTION. An elderly farmer from Pennsylvs .sia paid a visit to New York. The' light following his arrival he was ren-f lored sleepless by a sharp attack of ootlach, and in the morning thd .armer called on a dentist, who In: 'ormed him that the tooth must be .:xtracted, and that he had better take ;as for the operation. The patient .greed, and then began to count hie money. "Oh, you need not pay me until T have finished!" remarked the dentist. "I reckon not," replied the farmer; hbuit, if you are going in make mie an eonsctlos, I thought I'd Jest lute to see how I stand!" NOT DISOBEDIENT. A nelghbour entered the holuse of i? careworn Yorkshire woman the other" day, and instantly detected an nppDo lsling smell of stowed meat. "Mary, lass, you're doing wromg," rd malrked the nlelghboar. "I thoiigli,. your vegetarian huebind lid forLtd: den you to teat any meat." "So he -has," sighed the weary woman. "Then you're disoboyltg him," per' ebsted tie neighbour, trying to loolt: shocked. "No,...
NIGHT WITH THE WOLVES. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 5 September 1912
NIGHT WITH THE.WOLVES. From the wilds of Carp Lake. Michi. an, comes an account of perillous ad; enturo with .wolves. Mr. George' tigge, who lives at thie :Nonesuchi line, was on his way home from that lace with a load of supplies. Night •vertoolt him before heo had covered tore than half the distance. IHe con: snucd his journey, but between nine nd ten o'clock was startled by the .owling of wolves close at hand. He had no weapons, and .urged his orses to a faster gait, but as the road Sup a heavy grade, progress was ow at best. 'I-o hbad gone only as hort distance farther when he no; iced twenty-five or thirty wolves merge from the bush Into the road cay just behind him. On the front f his conveyance was a lantern with reflector. ?Ir. Blgge seized this, and trned the strong light upon the volves. It frightened them so that hey slunk back into the shadows of he woods, but soon became bolder; nd began closing In again. IH now realised that he was in a lesperate plight. In the vehicle...