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THE REPORTER—AN ASSIGNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
THE REPORTER-AN ASSIGN MENT. The fifth house from the corner in this row Little black tents against the night sky's indigo. Beside the door I flashed a match to find The number right-and sudden blank ness took my mind! I hesitated, peering from the gloom Beneath the shade into the yellow lighted room, Curious justly, in my errand's name: And then I blamed myself, though I was not to blame. A woman sat beside a table spread For one, but suppertime was hours past; her head Bent low for listening, while at her thighs A sleepy child was frowning, gouging fists in eyes. The woman stirred; I saw her young, ?worn face. She glanced, impatient, puzzled, at the empty place. I gulped and knocked. God knows the words I said! I asked her. somehow, if she knew that he was dead! -Paul Scott Mowrer in January "Smart Set."
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
ITEMS OF INTEREST. Efforts are being made to liavo a Court of Petty Sessions hold in Katamatite, J. M'Namara and Co. hold a great special stock sale at Dookio on Monday, May 25th. See advt. At the annual meeting of the Benalla Football Club lust Thursday evening a credit balance of £-2 Is 7d waB announced. The Tatura Agricultural Socioty has decided to prevent the show grounds being used for football purposoa on Sundays, and to prosecuto offenders. It ia the intention of the Corowa Pastures Protection Board to contribute to the fund for the promotion of Ending some means to eradicate the blowfly pest. " Do you believe, sir, that on election day the women should bo at the polls 1" " YeB. sir," the crusty bachelor unexpectedly replied, "at both ot them-north and south." In America tho motor pram has come along. Its use in Victoria would save men the necessity of taking their hands out of their pockets to assist their wives to get the prams over a Bteep gutter. "Rabbit hawkers in Beech...
DELIVERED SPEECH BY TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
DELIVERED SPEECH TELEPHONE. President Wilson lias created a pre cedent In speech-making which will probably be imitated by future Presi dents and prominent politicians, who, through lack of time for travelling, are unable to fulfil many engagements. The President had promised to address the Rochester Chamber of Commerce at the members' annual banquet which was held recently, but being unable to leave Washington he arranged to deliver his address by telephone. Accordingly special ar rangements were made by the tele phone companies at Washington and Rochester, New York, and each of the three hundred diners at the banquet was provided with a headpiece re ceiver. About 800 miles away in the White House the President stepped to a specially fitted-up telephone in his private office and delivered his ad dress, which was clearly heard by all present. The President himself had ; a headpiece receiver, and was able to listen to the cheers which greeted his address, and to the vote of thanks an...
DOOKIE COLLEGE NOTES. FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
DOOKIE COLLEGE NOTES. TOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, Good progress is boiug made with the work. Up to date 479 acres have boon sown. The ground jiB in good condition, and every day now is of value. Moro rain is, however, required. Tho laud on portion of the collcge farm is of such a nature that it bjemks up very finely when cultivated, aud tho surface cakes readily after rain. In somo places this is preventing tho young plants from showing through, and unless rain falls soon some loss may occur. Even now the germination is rather irregu lar, owing to this laud orust. This is one of tho disadvantages of cultivation, as it makes tho soil too line. It has boon found necessary iu some eases to break tho surface with tho weedor. Light harrows would answer tho purpose probably as well. Great interest is being shown by the students in tho driling. A gold medal is given for tho beat drilling every year, and it is counted as the higl.e3t honor to win this. This year tho competition is excep tionall...
Improving His Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Improving His Mind. (The gentleman who had dined at his club arrived home in the small hours, and wavering into the library, adjusted the light and, picking up a heavy tome, settled himself for a studious hour. Presently he felt, rather than saw, his wife standing at the door; he exaggerated his attitude of close attention to his volume. 'Do you know that it's past four o'clock, James?" she'addressed him. "You'd better put out the light and come to bed." "Now, m' dear," he said impatienti ly, "g' 'way, I'm studying-improving my inin'. G' 'way." She stood for a moment eyeing him intently. "Please-please close up that suit-case and come to bed," she implored.
No More Questions Asked. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
No More Questions Asked. The inhabitants of a certain county ii England-we will not specify which .are especially distinguished by an noidimite desire to become familiar ?.villi details of the private concerns A everyone with whom they come in :o contact.' Recently a stranger journeyed iuto i village in this county known as .Mireville, entered the local inn, or dered refreshment, and sat down. "Staying here, sir?" asked the land !ord. A brief noil was the reply. 'Business good, sir?" "1 don't know what to make of it," said the stranger. And then the usual angling for in formation began, till at last came the .loint-blaiik question: "What is your business, may I aak, sir?' The stranger rose, looked carefully aronnd, and put his lips to the ears of the landlord. ;i'm an Anarchist!" he said. "Wh-a-t!" said the startled land lord, "one of them that cooin fra Rus sia?" "Aye." saiil the stranger; "and three days ago 1 was brought before the Tsar, who gave me the choice of Siberia or Mirev...
WAYSIDE WINNOWINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
WAYSIDE WINNOWINGS. [By A BOHEMIAN] "There was a Bound oE revelry by night "at the military ball last week. The evening zephyrs were laden wilb masio. Outside the hall our loc.il wind instrumentalists strove for tbe nonce to emulate the sparkling bril liance of a crack regimental band. A wheezy barrel-organ, in the bands of a merry-go-round proprietor, -had the ostentatious effrontery to question ably add its quota to tbe dulcet harmony. Inside the building our .military horsemen cavorted to the captivating strains of piano and violin. The brave lads volleyed and thundered through the dances with all the martial ardor of untried war riors engaged in a mimic campaigD. And those who obeyed tbe regulations and wore military boots beat a roof raising tattoo on the floor so long es the cry prevailed, " On with tbe dance . * *. To those in tbe neighborhood who were endeavoring to win the goddess Sleep the echo of the "number nines'' resembled the booming of distant cannon, with an occasio...
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books! [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books Among the eccentricities of the rich, the passion for always possessing enormous sums of ready cash is sure ly one of the most extraordinary. A former Lord Dysart one day asked a companion-nurse to go to town and get a cheque cashed- for him at the ! Bank of England. When she was ready to start the old peer sat down and | wrote a cheque for £100,000, and told her to be sure and see that she got I one note for the whole amount. j The cheque was duly presented, and i the Bank, having satisfied themselves I as to the nurse's authority for making such a request, suggested that a clerk should accompany her and hand the .C 100,000 note in person to his I lordship. After having done so the clerk told the peer that only three j such notes were in existence. "One," I he said, "we have at the Bank, an J other I have just handed to your Iord j ship, and the third, which some time : ago disappeared from circulation, we have never been able to...
KATAMATITE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
KATAMATITE. (From Our Correspondent.) The scratch fcotbill mitch between Katamatite and Ojbram last Saturday resulted in a win for the latter. Both Bides were very " green." Mr G. For reatal entertained the viaitora to te*, and waa suitably thmkfld for his hoa» pitality. The Ctabram band, although composed of aoran very young men, played well. The moving picture show in the evening attracted a good attendance. List Friday night tho Muckitah footballers held a ball in the KiCama tite Hall, and was a great success. Dancing continued till 3.30 a.m. on Saturday. During the intervals some songs were supplied by Mr H. Gould, ing. At the annual meeting of the Kata matite Progress Association and Mutual Improvement Society, Mr W. F. Irvine was elected president; Messrs Fowles and J. O'Brien, jun., vice-presi dents; secretary, Mr J. Ryan; com mittee Meesrs Cro*, P. F, Sprague and Rev Taylor. At the following meeting members delivered short prepared speeches on various subjects, the following...
Cat Calls. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
Cat Calls. They were engaged to be married, in(i called each other by their first names, .Tom and Fanny, and he was .?villus'her how he had always liked . lu' name of Fanny, and how it sound ed like music in his ear. "I like the name so much," lie add .!. as a sort of clincher to the argu uont, "that when niv sister Clara ask ~cl uie to name her pet terrier, I at ?>sii!c called her l\u:".y -after you, dearest." "But I don't consider that-any, com pliment." said the Tail" girl, edging .nvay from him. "ilow would you !il&lt;e to have a do? named after you?" "Why. that's nothing," said Tom, airily. "Half the cats in the- country ari' named after me." ?IV,J undcrf,i';idiiai- v.viv walking !>y fhe banks of lh" Wev. when one of them. wli.&lt; had a utsu* for botany, piuckcd a plan; from tile bank, re marking that ''i( waj a rare one." "Its an oul-of-ihe-Wev one, at any | yate," was the reply.
DISEASE AS AN ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
DISEASE AS AN ACCIDENT. Of all the varied questions wbioh the Workmen's Compensation Act has railed, the finest and most difficult of solution has certainly been tbe ques" lion whether or nob, and when, tbe contraction of a disease constitut'6 an accident. Generally speaking, in order to constitute an accident, the disease must be one tbe contraction of which can be definitely fixed in point of time as an event). For instance, a work man was employed to open and sort bales of Persian wool. While so en gaged his eye beoame infected with anthrax, which necessitated an opera tion, from which he died. The disease was caueed by a bacillus alighting on his 6ye. In this instance it could bo told definitely ou which day and month tbe injury occurred, and with considerable certainty tbe manner in which it occurred, and it wac, there fore, held to be due to an accident. And similarly in another anthrax case, in wbich the disease was contracted through a pimple on the workman's neck, it was Ba...
THE END OF HIS TETHER [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
THE END OF HIS TETHER By IAN GROSVENOR. A Failure! The reflection was far from being a pleasant one to Roderick Massing hara. As a matter .of fact, it came near to irritating him Into a completo loss of temper, as, lounging in the seat of a deck chair, he v.'atched the blue outlines of Table Mountain fade away on the horizon. "Two yeara wasted," he muttered violously out from between hie teeth. "Two years all but a month. It's the first time in my life I've been 30 com pletely up against a rock." "Frankly, I had expected better luck at your hands. When I told you the nature of the task confronting you I had excellent hopes of your success. You have helped the Yard on so many occasions and so brilliantly, that I believed you would have won through when so much depended on it." Massingham flung his cigarette im patiently over the side of the liner. Unconsciously, he had uttered his thoughts aloud. As a result, he had been more than a little surprised on hearing the quietly spoken repl...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
PERSONAL. The Her. Gordon Nelson, of Tal langatta, baa been appointed to take charge temporarily of the Church of England in the Yarrawonga-Tnngamah district; to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Rev Mr Oatee, who has commenced duty in the Richmond parish. The will baB been lodged for probate of the late Mr Jena Gregerson, of Wellington-street, St Kilda (formerly of Benalla), who died on March 24. He left a will, made on February 11, by which he bequeathed real estate, valued at £3478. and personal pro perty, valued at £5963, to his widow and children. Mrs Russell, of Euroa, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, 2nd inst. On retiring to rest on Friday night she seemed in good spirits, but on awaken ing in the morning ber husband was dismayed to find her lying dead braide him. The deceased lady, who was 84 years of age, had beon in failing health for some time paBt, She was a colonist of some 70 years. Miss Mary Gaunb, daughter of the late Judge Gaunt, of Melbourne, a...
DISTRICT NEWS. [As we go to press on Wednesday afternoons, correspondents' letters should reach this office not later than by the morning delivery of that day to ensure publication in the current week's issue.] LAKE ROWAN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. [Ae wa go to preBS on Wednesday after* ?OOD9, correspondents' lettera should reach this office not later than by the morniDg delivery of that day to eneuro publication in the current week's issue.] LAKE ROWAN. (From Oar Correspondent.) The adjourned meeting of the Like Rowan Football Club was beld oo Saturday last, at the Lake Rowan Hotel. There was a good attendance. On the motion of Messrs G. Warton and F. Warton, it wa9 unanimously decided to reform the club. The election of officers resulted as follows : -President, Mr A. MQualterj vice presidents, Mesara D. M'Cartney and H. Irvine; secretary and treasurer, Mr W. 0. Symons; general committee, J. T. Irvine, G. Warton, B. Tennant, L. Anderson, D. M'Oartney and A. E. Irvine. Delegates and match com mittee to be appointed at next meeting. It was resolved, on the motion of Messrs N. Symons and S. Reed, to hold a card-party and dance on 3rd June in aid of the funds of the club.
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
LOCAL AND GENERAL. THE WEATHER.-After ominoup toknup, a very accnptable fall of rain aet iu about midnight on Tuesday, and conlioued steadily. At 9 " m yester day 115 points bad f Ulen lu«, .. The rain camo at a moat opportune junature, and ita general distribution will be warmly welcomed by farmers through out the State. TUNGAMAH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETT. -A general meeting of members of the above society will be held in the Shire Hall on Saturday evening next, at S o'clock. As .the business is of an important nature, a good attend ance is rrquested. SCHOOL CONCERT.-The concert to be given by scholars attending the local State school on the 10th June promises to be a most enjoyable affiir. Mr Burling, the head teicher, is spar ing no pains in training the children for the various itpmp, which include choruses, action songp, tableaux, drills, etc., as well 88 a Miypole dance, which should prove very attractive. The full programme will be circulated at the end of the week. TUNGAMAH FOOTP...
INVERGORDON. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 14 May 1914
INVERGORDON. At present we are experiencing beautiful weather ; warm days and cool nights, with a slight reminder, occas ionally, that froab is near at band. A good downpour of rain would prova most acceptable, as the crops are nearly all patchy, the hard crust which formed after the last rainfall preventing many of the young Bhoots from getting through. The weir ia now full, and a fair quantity of water ia passing over. No doubt many stock-owners further down the creek will be pleased, as in many cases all that remained in the oreek was liquid mud. Dame Rumor is once more at fault. The report in a recenb issuo that Mr R. N. M'Leod, of Naring, has been transferred to this Bchool is incorrect, aa Mr R J. Kennedy is the teacher appointed' Mr Kennedy will com mence duty here as soon da he is re lieved of his present charge.