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It Is Said. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
it is said. That business people and others, who have been paying double rates for the conveyanco of goods over the Newtown Becac railway, will be glad to know that this extra feo is to bo removed from July 1st. • That Mr Coldliara, the selected Liberal candidate for the Ballarat Federal seat, is on the war-path. He has addressed meetings at Scarsdalo and other places in the district. That there i» a big chance of another raining revival at Italian Gully. Some nice looking stone is being prospected. That at the last Rokewood Gan Club match a divide was made be tween Commons, G. M'Murray, and "Tommy" in the £5 Handicap. ,Pity more gan clubs wer§ not form ed as a means to. reduce the sparrow and starling pests. That at Barringa a number of young people are victims of diph theria, enteric fever, and scarlitina. That a substantial pailing fence, with iron gates, has been erected in front of the R >n:an Catholic Church ,at Derwent Jacks. That the Rov. Mr Moore, of Scot's Church, Balla...
POINTED REPLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
POINTED REPLIES. It is very amusing sometimes to hear the ever-ready and witty replies made by some people to the questions they are aaked. It is said by some to be an "extra gilt," for, no matter where they are or how quick the ques tion is given, they are able to give an answer or offer an excuse. The fol lowing are rather interesting:— "Is your client pleading Insanity?" "I haven't decided," replied the law yer. "He wants to look the ground over and see which is the easiest to escape from—the prison or the asy lum." A clumsy carver once,sent a goose into a lady's lap. His apology was better than his carving. "Ah, madam, how potent your charms are! They attract not only the living, but also t'.u dead." On an examination paper on "How we are Governed" was the question: "If the Prime Minister, the Chancel lor of the Exchequer, the Home Secre tary, and all the other members ot the Cabinet should die, who would officiate?" A boy of twelve thought for a moment; then the happy Inspir at...
BALLAHAT STORE AND DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
BALLAHAT STORE AND DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. Friday. ! Coles and 1'ul lum report:—A good sup ply forward, comprising a number of «tore, beefy, and fat cows, some nice linos of steers, heifers and young cattle, a num ber of calves, and a few bulls. Springers: Fair number forward, principally heifers and including a few nice cows. The de mand was very keen for good cows, and prices were very firm. Best cows, to £~ U/6; heifers, .Co. Milkers: A very small yarding, all of which were ordinary de scriptions. Good cows are '\vanted~tjyr several buyers, and are very scarce. Best forward to-day made .£7/7/6. Store cattle: There was a full attendance of buyers, and all classes had again brisk competi tion, but prices for calves and young cattle were easier. Good steers and heifers had firm attention, while all elapses of cows fold at filly late rates, especially anything fat and Beefy, about 15 head sell ing from .£5/10/ to i.D/7/6; hfefy cows made ,£4/10/ to .£5/5/; good store cows, .£3 10' (o .£...
CRETA HUNGERFORD'S SACRIFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
CRETA HUNGERFORD'S ) SACRIFICE. ! By Mildred Relphe. I£ ever a girl's hair could be de scribed as her crowning glory, it was so in the case of Greta Hungerforil. In color it was the rarest and mos' exquisite shade of red-gold immortal ised by Titian, and so luxuriant that when unbound it veiled her tall, slender figure in a mantle of waves and ripples and curls down to her very knees, far finer and more be coming than Lesbia's. It waved oif from her broad, low forehead it heavy, shining masses, and was gath ered into a great silken mass at the back of her graceful little head, the tniclc coils wound in and about until it covered it from the crown to the nape of the slender neck. This perfect June afternoon the brilliant sunbeams stole warmly through the open window of the cosy sitting-room, and burnished into 'i golden glory Greta's magnificent tresses as she stood before her young sister, Madge, engaged in animated discussion. "That white brocade, with just a touch of color in your...
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. Wednesday. (.olcfi and J'lilhim report :—A moderate supply forward, comprising a fairly good yarding of baeoners and porkers, a good number of forward stores, slips, and young pigs; we penned 350 head. Baeoners: Theie was the usual attendance of buyers, and owing to supplies being within re quirements there was a spirited demand for all prime pens, and prices were higher than last week's high raties; anything hardly good enough was much better than last week, and the market, closed with ail upward tendency. The top price of the market was .£4/14/. made for a pen of Mr M'Kay's; two other heavy pigs at the same price: a good number' made from .£-1/6/ to .£4/13/6, several making ,i'4 32/6; good pens from .£3/18/ to .£4/4/, others .£3/10/ to ,£3/15/, inferior lower. Chop pers: Supplies were light and prices were very firm, nothing heavy yarded; best to .£5/7/6. others from .£1 to .£4/19/. Pork ers : Supplies were light and everything was very dear; best pens 53/ to ...
MAISIE MARSH'S DOUBLE [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
MAISIE MARSH'S DOUBLCI I By P. Beaufoy. Harold Ingram was not very popu lar at the office in Redfriars-street, E.C. He was quite au excellent young fellow, but he had a certain shyness und reserve which the other men mis took for what is called "stand-oflish ness." In the E.C. district) as in other regions, young men are apt to be su perficial, and the office staff at 27 Red friars-street, was no exception to the rule. They called him "Hamlet," because he was addicted to the reading of Shakespeare In his luncheon-hour, and also because he possessed a certain melancholy aspect which the name suited. It muBt be said for Ingram that he 'bore the chaff of his associ ates with perfect good humor, and did not seem to mind much. "Have you heard the latest about Hamlet?" said young Charlie Pargi ter to his chum Harris, on a certain afternoon in early spring, as they eat over their dominoes in a city cafe. "It is rather funny." "Not been seen at a music-hall, has he:' laughed the other. "If ...
BABY'S FIRST TOOTH. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
BABY'S FIRST TOOTH. "George/ exclaimed Mrs. Young husband, with a radiant smile, "baby has a tootb!" "Has he?" was the response, In a tone which betrayed no emotion. "You don't seem surprised." "I'm not surprised. All babies have first teeth. If ours didn't have any 1,'d manage to work up Bome excite ment—maybe." "I thought you'd be ever so pleased and happy about it." "No; I don't see that it's any oc casion for especial congratulation. The baby has my deepest sympathy." "What for?" "For having his first tooth. He . has just struck the opening chapter of a long story of trouble. Pretty soon he'll have other teeth." "Of course he will." "Every one he cuts will hurt him. Then his second teeth will come along and push these out. That will hurt hiin again. Some of the new ones will grow crooked, as likely as not, and he will have to go to the dentist and have a block and tackle adjusted to them to haul them into line. Then he'll cut his wisdom teeth. They will hurt a lot. After that he...
BALLARAT WHOLESALE DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
BALLAKAT WHOLES AXE DAIRY PRODUCB MARKET. Thursday. T J. Lawless and Co. (late M Gregor Bros.) report:—Butter: Prime factory prints, 1/2; lump, 1/1 to 1/li; dairy, lOd ti lid; separator, 1/ to 1/5. Lg&s, V1 Bacon: Sides. lOd to lid; middles, 1/: liam, 1/3. Lard, Sd. Honey, Sid to 3id. Ohoe.sc, 8Jd to 3d. Phillips and Chamberlain report:—Bat ter: I'rimo factory prints, 1/'-;. 1/11; separator, lOd to l"',d; dairy, 8d. Errs, II to 1/1. bacon: Sides, lid; mid dles, 1/; hams, 1/3. Honey, 3d to 31d. Lard, 7i&lt;l. Cheese. 8'd to 9d. Onions: Brown Spanish, .£5 to -£7. Potatoes, .£•3/15/ to SijlQI.
BALLARAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
Ba^^.uUAT W liUl.JiiMAjL.iii i'KUUUCii SIARKEfr. Tlx© quotations are:—Wlieat, 3/11 for prime milling. Oats: Fail* food, 2/1 to 2/3 for heavy feed. Peas, 4/ to -4/6. Bar lev: Prime, 3/3; fair to good, 2/9 to 3/; Cape, 2/3. Flour, JC9. Bran, JC5/10/. Pollard, £315/. Potatoes, £3 to £4. Hay: Best chaffing, X*2 to JE2/2/6; man ger, -£2/5/ to JE2/7/6. Straw, 32/6.
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
BALLA3UT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. Fat cattle: 170 cattle penned for to day's sale;, a larger proportion than :of \' late being good and prime quality, balv ' "ance principally useful. There was a good attendance of buyers present, and competition from tlie outset was very keen; values for all classes making fully last week's highest rates, closing very firm. Quotations: Prime i>ens bullocks, -£15/10/ to .£17/10/; extra weights. .£18/10/ to .£20; good pens bullocks, .£13 to .£14; medium, .£9 to .£11; best cows, .£5) to .£10/10/; extra, £1:1,2/6. Averages: Mr \V. O. licad, Warleigh, Alvie, 7 bullocks, -£18/17/G; Mr 1'. Itussell, Mawallok Es tate, Beaufort, 12 bullocks, .£18/2/8; 2 heifers, .£11/1(1/; Mr G. Head, Basin Banks, Pirron 1'allock, 20 bullocks, .£11 4/3; Mr W. T. Manifold, Purruiabete, Cauiperdown, 10 bullocks, .£13/15/9; exe cutors C. Campbell, Langi Kal Kal Es tate, Trawalla, G bullocks, .£13,14/2; 3 heifers, .£12; Mr A. H. liaird, Wood lands Estate, Warrong, 16 bull...
CAN YOU? [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
CAN YOU? Some men seem to have such a good ill ua o£ balance that they can pick a long ladder up In the middle, the first pop. Others can't, and so they try it u. good while and waste a lot o£ strength. Just take those ladders now, balance them, and put a stripe ot different colored paint right around the side pieces at the right place. Or, paint the round at the pivotal point aome color other than that o£ the rest o£ the ladder.
WEIGHT OF SILAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
WEIGHT OF SILAGE. Silage always loses some in weight, due to evaporation irom tlie top, but the main pare 01 the settling is due to tlie simple packing down o£ the silage in the silo. Ordinary silage weighs about 45 pounds to the cubic foot after it has settled In the silo. A silo 12 x 24 feet holds approximate ly 5u tons, or 110,001) pounds of com silage.
LINTON V. SCARSDALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
LINTON V. SO'ARSDALE. The Linton and Scaradale teams met on the ground of the former on j Saturday, and a very strenuous and 1 exciting ccntest was witnessed by a large crowd. The play was more open than usnal, marking and pass ing were smartly done on many oc casions, and the straggles in front of either goal were determined. 1 Linton won, but Scaradale had | nothing to be ashamed of. The scores were :—Liuton, G goals 5 be hinds, 41 points ; Scarsdale, 4 goals 7 behinds, 31 points. E. Sandow captained the winners and N. Car negie the visitors. For Linton the moBt prominent piivers were San dow, R. Hill. T. Nrlaon, W. Stratton, W. Grigg, A. Nicol, W, Bonthorn ; I and for the visitors Evans, Trafford, Gleeson, Anderson, and Burke ; but all did their best. E. M'Duil: made an impartial umpire. To-day's Association match is | Berringa v. Linton., A good contest is expected. For Children's Hacking Cough at Night Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d
Chill Proof. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
Chill Proof. The Dujje of Fotheringill had given a great l'cast at Fotheringill l.astle to commemorate the coming-of-age o£ j his son and heir, the dashing Lord Highcollar. ^ To this function had been invited the journalistic representative o£ a I leading "daily." On the scribe's return to Flcet-st. ' he was asked to relate his adventures I at the ducal home, and, among the questions, someone asked him "if the duchess's affability had not somewhat I embarrassed him." I "Not a bit of it," he replied, with that air of serene ease, calmness, and ' self-satisfaction which so eminently | becomes him. "Before I took up newspaper work, iiiy boy, I used to test refrigerators!"
SMYTHESDALE. FIREMEN'S COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
SMITHES DALE. • - A - FIREMEN'S COMPETITION. A competition was held on Satur day for a gold medal presented by Mayor Williamson. Keen interest was taken,in the work, 16 members (competing. The evpnt was the One man Marshall, scratch men to ran 25 yards. Th&lt;? winner was Lt. H. Kirk, scratch, 2$ 4-5 sec. ; Fireman H. Clarke, 8 yds, 25 3-5 sec., being second ; and Fireman J. M'Intyre, 5 yds, 27 4 5 sec.,' third. Messrs E. Rutherford and E. C^uson were the jndges; Cr M. M'Carthy and Mr E. Johennson; timekeepers ; arid Capt. Formby in charge. In the even ing a social was spent at the brigade station. Capt. Formby apologised for the absence of Mayor William son, who was not v/ell enough to attend. In his (the Mayor's) ab sence he had much pleasure in handing over to Lt. Ivirk the medal he had won in the afternoon. A five years' framed certificate was then presented to Foreman P. Lusk. The captain congratulated him on the good work he had done in the brigade during his five year...
SOME BULL'S EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 4 July 1914
SOME BULL'S EYES. How the weeds (lo like the warm days after rain. Hit 'em a clip the minute they , stick up their .heads. A rickety fence is a standing invita tion. tor stock to break though. A staple or a post in time saves temper. it is just as good a thing for the farmer to hang up his barn broom as it is for his wife to do so with her broom. The farmer who makes drudges o£ his mother and sisters won't worry be cause his wife splits the kindling and carries in the coal. . The man who wins is the man who can turn everything, even to an old tin can with a hole in the bottom, to some account. The only certain way to find out what sort of cows we have is to test them. Sometimes the results are very disappointing and we may wish we had not done it, but in' the end it is greatly to our advantage. The limitations in farming are few er than in any other occupation of which we have any knowledge. The soil is a complex substance, but it has almost unlimited possibilities, when managed by ...
PUTTING BABY TO BED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 July 1914
PUTTING BABY TO BED. It is not desirable to lay a baby on its back when sleep is wished for. Either ono side or the other is best, and, it possible, it is well to accustom it first to one side and then to tho other, as this obviates falling into the habit of being able to sleep only on one side. But a child who is wido awalce and of a happy disposition, so that it lies cooing to itself and watch ing the mysteries of its own ten fin gers, is all the better for being laid on its back, as the spine is thereby kept straight and unstrained, and growth goes on apace, just as it does when a growing boy or girl is compel led, from accident, to spend a few weeks in a recumbent position, and finds when allowed to get up that none 3f hla or her clothes are long enough.
A BEAUTY SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 July 1914
A BEAUTY SECRET. The beauty ol freshness, though not of feature, may he secured by any healthy woman, and it is certain ly worth striving for. To secure a nice, clear complexion, bathe night and morning, using warm water and a good soap, which must bo thoroughly rinsed oIt before drying. Eat in moderation, avoiding all indi gestible foods, strong tea, coffee and alcohol. Keep as cheery and amiablo as possible, for nothing causes uglier lines in tho face than depression and ill-temper. When washing the hands, rub them over with a bit of lemon, for the juice has a cleansing and softening effect on the skin. Lemon-juice, diluted with an equal quantity of water, is some times used to remove freckles, but for many people this remedy would bo to drastic.