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ROYAL WATCHMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
ROYAL WATCHMEN. "U asy lies the head that 'wears a crown," says the poet, but the precau tions that are taken to assure undis turbed rest to King George must at least bring quiet to his pillow. The outside of the Royal palace is, of c mrsQ, guarded by soldiers and detec tives all night; and several night watchmen pace up and down the corri dors through the hours of d rkness. Thvse men are .shod in., thick-felt slippers, so that their footsteps will not wake the royal sleeper, and one of them is always. near the King's room until His Majesty is called by his valet in the morning. Every door and window in the pal ace is' frequently examined and it would be impossible for any intruder to get' in -without being discovered. The King is as well protected as the Czar of Russia, who has a guard of armed Cossacks outside of his room, or the King of Spain, who iB watched by a squad of specially-picked soldiers who keep the keys'- of all the doors of the palace during the night
NOTES FROM EVERYWHERE [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
NOTES FROM EVERYWHERE Aeroplanes will be used to bring diamonds from the mines of German South-west Africa to their shipping point. The air route will save both time and money, since it will at once do. away with the necessity of tra versing difficult jungle paths and of. sending a troop of soldiers with each shipment to protect it from robbers. France contains more people -of sixty years of age than are found in any other European country. The next greatest percentage of old peo ple is found in Ireland. It is said that a jeweller in San Francisco has invented scales so exact that they can record the dif ference between the weight of a fly alive and the same fly dead. The lat ter is a trifle heavier. As the Greek Government is of opinion that the British soldier is the best-dressed fighting man in Europe, they have instructed a well-known London military tailor to design new uniforms for all their officers . and men. The Karna orange of Upper India &lt; yields two kinds of f...
HIBERNIAN BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
HIBERNIAN BALL. The annual Hibernian ball—a function which ranks as one of the most important social events of the year—is to be held on Friday night next, 31st July. Mr .Tas. Jones, secretary—assisted by other members of the management—has been successful in making arrangements such as will provide a very fine evening's amusement for all who attend. A metropolitan band (Jones and Rosenthal's) has been engaged, which may be taken as a sufficient guarantee that the music will be good and right up-to-date. The floor is to receive special attention, and this, combined with first-class music, an efficient M.C. and the best of refreshments, should leave no room for cavilling on the part of patrons. Only one thing is now de sired, and that is—good weather. Fav oured with this, we have not the slightest hesitation in saying that Friday night's ball will prove a much greater success—socially and financially—than any of its predecessors.
NARRACAN SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
NARRACAN SHIRE COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Narracan Shire Council was held on Monday last. There were present:— Crs. Cantwell (president), Mahony, Campbell, Bayley, Savage, McGregor, Beck, Powell and Branigan. CORRESPONDENCE. Public Health Department, ask-, ing whether any nuisance existed owing to blocking of a vent at in tersection of Lock's Creek and con tour drain.—No nuisance exists. Public Health Department, urging council to institute prosecutions against unregistered private hos pitals (if any) in the shire,—Re ferred to Health Officer. , Public Health Department, ac- j knowledging report of Health Officer on Waterloo Hotel, Tarra gon, and stating same had been registered. JaB. Bennett, M.P., stating that the Department would instal the telephone in the Shire Offices at an early date.—Received. Australian Metal Co., asking for particulars re installation of metal crushing plant.—Received. Chas. Hollier, Yarragon, asking permission to construct a metal crossi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
Double Dissolution, and Levey's Great Dreadnought Sale! The Double Dissolution is a thing of the past, and was the means of stopping, probably, the Biggest Political. Overflow of Gas in the History of the Commonwealth, but what the State Parliament (Without Watt) will do is to introduce a Gas Bill, which will, probably, effectually Stop all Future Outbursts. But, what I am Gasing About is Levey's Great Dread nought Sale of Drapery, Boots and Shoes, Crockery and Furniture, which will start on July 18th and continue for 14 days only, and will Puncture the High Cost of Living, by giving Huge Reductions in these lines. Over £2000 of Stock Must be Cleared, and 1 intend selling Everything but the Property and the Fixtures. If you don't receive a Sale Bill, write for one. At ail orders promptly attended to, and Money Cheer fully Refunded if goods not satis factory. —W. Levey, Commercial Stores, Trafalgar. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
The sunlit isles of the summer sea Gleamed gay in the waters blue, But the heart of the man was ill at ease, And his face was of pallid hue. But his soul revived when a boat arrived With a cargo of life renewer, He laughed like a boy—he was full of joy When he'd taken Wood's Peppermint Cure. We are pleased to hear that Mrs Treloar (Moe), who about a week ago underwent an ' operation in Melbourne for the cure of an internal complaint, is making good progress in the direction of recovery.
MOE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY. (Before Messrs G. Anstey, chairman, and J. Hutchinson, J's.P.) MAINTENANCE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
MOE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY. (Before Messrs G. Anstey, chairman, and J. Hutchinson, J's.P.) MAINTENANCE CASE. • The adjourned case (Price v. Price) was further adjourned (on the applica tion of plaintiff, • Mrs Price); till the 20th August. There was no appear ance of defendant. VACCINATION CASES. Constable Ganderton (prosecuting' officer) proceeded against Alfred Burgess, George Needham and George Hasthorpe, for non-compliance with • the Vaccination' Act. None of the defendants appeared at the court, but each informed the prosecuting officer that he bad no intention to have his child vaccinated —evidence to which effect was tendered by the officer, and supported, by a letter from each of the defendants.—A fine of 40s was im posed in each case, in default distress. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASE. Constable Ganderton (summonsing officer for the Education Department) proceeded against Arthur Doherty (Hill End), for failing to send his child to school the statutory number of days. —D...
BILLIARDS. HEWAT WINS LARKIN TOURNAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
BILLIARDS. HE WAT WINS LARKIiT TOURNAMENT. [By Baulk-Line.] Daring the past week great interest has been taken in the games, crowded houses being a daily occurrence." The third round was continued on Tuesday evening, when B. Savige [receive 30J beat D. McGrath (receive 10) by six.: On Wednesday, Hewat (scr.) beat Staff (receive 10) by 48. Hewat made breaks of 26 and 18, while Staff's best was 23. Semi-finals:—On Wednesday, J. McGrath (receive 10) beat Lush (re ceive 120) by 23. McGrath played well, and put together a nice break of 43, and a little later 31 On Friday, Hewat (per ) beat B. Savige [receive 30] by 19. Hewat made breaks of 28 and 17. THE FINAL. Saturday evening saw the meeting of Hewat (ecr.) and Joe McGrath [re ceive 10.] Keen interest was mani fested by the crowd, which comprised considerably over a hundred specta tors. At 9 o'clock sharp cues were chosen, the hub-bub ceased, the balls were placed and the game commenced. Hewat caught his opponent early in the game, and...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. | One day a very humble ana poor fellow, who .appeared to have escaped the vigilance of the private police, managed to place himself in the path of King Christian of Denmark. The King, as usual, full of kindness, stop ped, and said: "My good friend, and •what can I do for you?" "Ah, your Majesty," answered the beggar, "what I humbly ask is a like ness of yourself!" King Christian looked rather aston ished. "i would gladly give you one," said . . the monarch kindly, "but I do not - carry any about with me." 'Excuse me, your Mdjesty, but I think if you will look in your purse you will find one." The originality of the idea amused old King Christian, and the man went away the richer by a gold piece. Do right and fear no man; don't write and fear no woman.
FOOTBALL. MOE v. TRAFALGAR. (BY FREE KICK). [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
FOOTBALL. MOE v. TRAFALGAR. (By Free Kick). It is a matter for much regret that the match between the Trafalgar senior team and Moe had to be postponed in definitely. Arrangements had been made for a match on the Moe ground ,on Saturday last, and as a very keen contest was anticipated a number of persons interested in the welfare of the' Moe Club made a special trip into the township to witness the match. The direct cause of the postponement was on account of the fact that Moe was unable to raise a team sufficiently strong to " make a game of it." The absence of Stagg on holidays was the first blow to the Moe team. Abbott and Grant, who were injured, added another two barrels towards the weakening of the team. The " double dissolution" came when it was learned that the ballast train was going to Harris and would not return until evening, thus depriving the Moe team of four more players. In the face of such dire calamity, it would bave been folly for the remainder of the Moe team to ...
SHOPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
SHOPPING. A lady ambles to a store I To buy a spool of thread, At first she looks at hats galore Then carving knives and bread. From there she travels to the aisle When davenports are kept, And then she lingers for a while Around the ribbon dept. ►ihe looks at frying-pans and lace, Inspects the latest books, She prices lotions for the face And linen goods and hooks. And when she's canvassed all the joints, - The clerks are nearly dead, j She brings the matter to a point And buys a spool of thread. An immaculate husband and doting, father was trying to get a number on' liis telephone the other day, when his four-year-old daughter, clad for a walk, ran into the hall. "And has my little darling got her gloves on this cold morning?" he asked. To his as-, tonishment the telephone rang off in his ear. He was still more sur prised next day. An inspector called^ and said that such liberties must not be taken with the staff, and that they., were determined to uphold the dis cipline of the de...
TWISTED TITLES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
TWISTED TITLES. Humorous twists given to book. .titles by library borrowers may be il . -lustrated by tli'e following . requests, which are but a few of many: . -j. come for Mr. A——. Will you please send him 'Indecent Orders (In Deacon's Orders)?'' "Have you a novel entitled 'She Combeth Not Her Head (He Cometh .Not, She Said).?' • Q : " 'Kiss Auntie (Quisante),1 if you please. . » - "Very disturbing to the librarian was a request received on a postcard from a male reader: "Kindly reserve me 'A Damsel or Two-.' " ( ■ ' ' , Two people who went to the Antarc tic—Ernest Joyce and the brave Frank Wild (the latter died with &cott)— searched in vain for a flea, one- of the Rothschild family having offered £1000 for each specimen cap tured. But there were no fleas; nong on the explorers, none on the dogs, none in the blankets. What a coun try, says the Syuney "Sun." The world has never yet seen what the human race would be capable of if there were no fleas to cause insom nia and ne...
ABORIGINAL SUPERSTITIONS DEAD MEN'S NAMES NEVER MENTIONED. By "Crystal." [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
ABORIGINAL SUPERSTITIONS DEAD MEN'S NAMES NEVER MENTIONED. By "Crystal." The Central Australian aboriginal firmly believed that the spirit or soul of a deceased blackfellow immediately took up its abode in the body of an other living human being, or else continued its existence in that of one of the lower animals. Of the former form of transmigration of the soul they stood in no dread whatever, evi dently regarding it as the natural and proper consequence following disso lution. The latter, however, they viewed with horror, it being in their minds the worst calamity that could possibly happen. Death, according to their ideas, never resulted naturally, the death of one of their number be ing invariably' attributed to the agency of an evil spirit they called "Tandooka." At the time of which I write they subsisted entirely by hunt ing, and when one of them fell sick a warrior or medicine man was se lected to remain in camp and attend to the sick man, while the others were absent on the...
SOME POPULAR LIES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 July 1914
SOME POPULAR LIES. "Thank you, I never slept better in | my life." "I never smoked a better cigar, old man." "Can't tell you how sorry I am there is no room for your little. boy in my car." | .. "Yes, we get nine eggs a day." "I couldn't .possibly live without you." I "I nearly died. laughing." . . "Oh, no, mother, my feet are not | wet." I "He is the iiving image of his father." "Just two minutes from- the sta . --i." "'You'll find this just as good, madam." • I love you." Bill Morris and George Mayman re: cently went' looking for a lost horse out beyond the trans-line head, writes "Dryblower" in the Kalgoorlie "Sun." They hadn't been long at the opera tion, before they lost themselves and made up their minds that most like ly they'd never again see Kalgoorlie. After wandering about for several hours, Bill spotted a wisp of smoke rising from a clump of bushes, and persuaded George to sneak forward and'study the type of savages about I it. The first thing George heard when he got wi...
SMOKER LAUREATE. MAN KEEPS CIGAR ALIGHT FOR 2 HOURS 46 MINUTES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 5 August 1914
SMOKER LAUREATE. I MAN KEEPS CIGAR ALIGHT FOR 2 HOURS 46 MINUTES. What is believed to be a world's re cord has been set up at a congress of South German smokers, held in Frank-' fort. A special trophy, consisting of ! a silver eagle on a red and white rib bon, was offered to the smoker who took the longest time to turn a Mexi can cigar into grey-white ash without letting it go out. The competition be gan at 11 o'clock, and 200 people con tested for the award. By 12 o'clock only 20 competitors wore in the run ning—the rest had finished their "weeds" or had laid them ,at rest in the ash tray for too long. The rivals dropped out rapidly, and by one o'clock only sne smoker was left— Herr Henz, a Sachsenhausen business man, who puffed away in peace until he had to throw his diminutive cigar stump away two hours 46 minutes and 17 seconds after he had set light to it. Herr Henz has therefore been proclaimed smoker laureate. "It's no use talking," said Smithers, dejectedly. "It's impossible...
A LONG WALK. ROUND THE WORLD FOR A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 5 August 1914
A LONG WALK. ____ ROUND THE WORLD FOR A WIFE. Garbed in the picturesque dress of his native country, Demetre Dann, a ^Roumanian, twenty-three years of age, is walking round tlie world in order to win a bride. He is shortly due in Australia. Incidentally, he seeks to win a wager of £4000 by covering 6300 miles on foot within six years. He styles himself the "globe trotting Roumanian artist-dancer." He fought in the Balkan war, and is proud of the fact. After he has com pleted the arduous task which he has set himself he wishes to claim a bride among the hills of Roumania and settle down in London—with his wife and the £4000. His life at pre sent is not quite as pleasant as his dreams of the future. Although he claims to be expert in the use of five languages, he is compelled to sell postcards as a means of livelihood. Often he is treated with scant cour tesy—a fact which may be due to his inability to speak English. He con fesses that he is homesick, but he means to "keep on keeping ...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 5 August 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, j Mr. King-Watt, vice-president of I tlie Victorian Wireless Institute, sug- j gests a system of backblocks wireless. Each subscriber would have a station, and- would send his own messages. Everyone who know anything about wireless appreciates the difficulty of maintaining secrecy. When you send an ordinary telegram in the country you have a good chance of it reach ing its destination before the per son it is intended for hears what you want to tell him from the butcher's boy, who was told by Smith's maid, whose cousin heard it from the milk man, whose son is the telegraph mes: senger. If the telegraph messenger mixes up its contents with something he read on the postcards awaiting de livery in the local post-office—well, you know what is really meant when you get the wire. When, however, John Mangoldwurtzel taps his Mar coni-Telefunken keys, with the object of instructing his solicitor to foreclose on Archibald Artichoke's mortgage, the odds are long that Arti...
Prepared To Hide His Light. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 5 August 1914
Prepared To Hide His Light. The editor of a gr,eat -magazine sent for a certain author who had sub mitted unsolicited, manuscript. "I am glad to make your acquaint ance, sir," said the editor, enthusias tically. "The story you sent in is perfectly splendid. But why use a nom de plume? Let us publish it over your name, and it will make you famous." "I'm not after fame," objected the author. "It's money I want." "But you'll get just as much money in either case." "No, I won't. If I publish it over my own name, my wife will get the money."