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WEDDERBURN OBITUARY. MR J. R. GRAY, WEDDERBURN. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
WEDDERBURN OBITUARY. MR J. R. GRAY, WEDDERBURN. It is with extreme regret we. record the death of Mr Joshua Rogers Gray, of Wedderburn, secretary of the Korong Shire, which occurred at his residence early on Monday morning after a very short illness. The news of the demise came as a painful >hcck to Mr Gray's many per sonal friends throughout the Korong shire and in the adjoin ing distrcits, as though it was known last week that his condi tion was a serious one, it was lifllcult to realise that the end ,iad followed so quickly. Mr Jrty was taken ill about 12 days before his death, after returning trem a.motor trip to Melbourne iuiing the Easter holidays. At che outset the illness was not re garded seriously, but influenza leveloped, and on this a. severe attack of pneunomia supervened. Mr Gray was attended through jut by Dr G. U. Taylor, of Wed derburn, and Dr W. Long and L>r Williams, of Bendigo, were called in in consultation, Dr Long remaining with the patient for 'A hours....
A Slight Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
A Slight Mistake. She was young and rather nervous, and when the precious baby was 111, she sent for the doctor hastily. When the servant told her he was down Btairs, she carried the baby into the drawing-room and interviewed a sol emn young man, to whom she related various interesting details of the child's ailments! He looked worried end Anally exclaimed. "I don't know much about such things, madam, being unmarried. Wouldn't it be better to consult a doc tor?" . "But, aren't you the doctor?" "No, madam, merely the piano tuner!"
Her Way of Telling Him [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
Her Way of Telling Him A young ploughman and his neigh bor servant lasB were going home one night from the Dumfries Fair. When about a mile on the road he said to her, "Jenny, I wad kiss ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." No answer. Another mile on thp road he again Baid, "Jenny, I wad kiss ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." No answer. When they were getting noar home, fo^ the third time he said—"Jenny, I wad kiBS ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." "Rab," said she, "dae ye min' yesterday I couldna lift yon bag of potatties lntae the eairt, an* ye lifted them?" "Ay,"-said Rab. "Well, dash ye, ye're far stronger than me!"
A STAR OF THE STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
A STAR OF THE STAGE. By H. J. BICKLE. The man halted on the threshold of the studio, his oyosi wandoring from i : tho living model to the picture that ( was growing beneath tho Inspired touches of tho famous artist, then hack again his gaze returned to the child who was posing for tho single (lguro that looked out from tho can vna—the "Glow-worn Quoen"—the fairy flguro of a little girl amidst some flowers, on" which, through the evening mists, glow-worms wore faint Iv shining. Philip Slade drew a deep, sileut breath, and the color ebbed away from beneath tho Biin blackoned features. He could fool It rush to his heart, with a swift, bewildering emotion that shook his whole being. What face was this, so like the face of a woman belonging to the past this lovely, childish face that, even as ho • v.atched, himself unseen, Beemed slowly to whiten, and surely that slight, frail form swayed unsteadily? Slado strode across tho room, just in time to catch the little girl as she collapsed in ...
The Cook and the Coachman. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
The Cook and the Coachman. A dispute had' long existed in a gentleman's family between the cook and the coachman, about bringing the cream from the farm for breakfast. Their master one morning called them both before him that he might hear what they had to say. The cook pleaded that the coach man was lounging about the kitchen the best part of the morning, yet he was so ill-natured that he would not fetch the cream for her, though he saw Bhe had not a moment to spare. Th coachman said It was not his busi ness. "Very well," said the master; "but what do you call your business?" "To take care of the horses and clean and drive the carriage,-" replied the coachman. "Yon say right," answered the mas ter, '"'and I do not expect you to do more than that for whlcl|..I pay you; but this Z Insist upon—that every morning before breakfast you get'the carriage ready, and drive the cook to the farmer's for the cream; and I hope that you will allow that to be part of your business." The stout part...
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. Robert Coles, an old soldier, who was born on Christmas Eve, 1808, cele brated his 106th birthday at Croydon recently. His wife is ninety-three years old, and throughout the year he has regularly fetched her old-age pension and his , own from . Selhurst Post Office, nearly half a mile away. Left fatherless at the age of four teen, Coles ran away from home and joined the 68th Foot (Durham Light infantry). He served through the Crimean War (1854-6) at the base as officer's servant, six out af seven of his masters dying from wounds or disease. After fifteen years in the Army he was employed for a time^ by a sister of General Gordon. He" passed through Stafford on June 14, 1856, the day when William Palmer, the; Rugeley. poisoner, was executed. He remembers .the 41b. loaf selling at 1/3. When the present. King was crowned In June, 1911, the old man disappeared in the early morning and was away all day. He had gone to London and saw the Coronation pro cession, suppor...
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. Gas and Bread Made From It. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
WBALTH FROM SAWDUST. Oai and Braad Made' From It. American and Canadian sawmills have discovered- that the sawdust which they have been perplexed liow to rid themselves of as a worthless encumbranco Is worth at least £8 per ton. In Baltimore a chemist has perfected a process of extracting gas from sawdust, adequate enough to supply a city llUe Ottawa with light and heat at 5d. por 1000ft. This Is thought to portend that around the ,great sawmills, which havo boon emp tying their dUBt Into the Ottawa River, a variety of hew Industries subsisting on it are likely to grow up. In Austria, wlioro everything in the shape of fuel 1b being carefully search ed for, sawdust Is Impregnated with a mixture of tarry substances and heated to the proper temperature; it is then passed over a plate of iron heated by steam, from which a screw conveyor tnkeB it to a- press, where it 1b compressed Into briquettes of the required sizo. The presB turns out about nineteen every minute, weigh ing two-fifthB...
Cat Calls. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
Cat Call*. They were cugaged to be married, and called each other by their first names, Tom and Fanny, and he was telling her how he liadralwaya liked the name of Fanny, and how It sound ed like music in bis ear. "I like the name so much," he add ed, as a sort of clincher to the argu ment, "tliat when my slater .Clara ask ed me to name her pet terrier, I at once called her Fanny—after you, dearest." "But I don't consider that any com pliment," said the fair girl, edging away from him. "How would you like to have a dog named after you?" "Why, that's nothing," said Tom, airily. ''Half the cats la tho country are named after me."
Polite Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
Polite Melbourne. It was at a public-house Id Mel bourne, where an old lady asked for a Quartern of gin In a bottle. . "We have three kinds, ma'am," said one of the grinning barmen. "We have oyxgen, hydrogen, and dry gin. Which will you take?" "Dry gin," replied the old lady se verely. When she was served she said: - "I was not aware your master kept three asses before, but I notice that he does, "Where?" asked the surprised bar man. - " "Why, there," she Bald, pointing to the other two barmen. "There is Mr. Compass, Mr. Thoinas, and—let me ;sea, they, call you 'Jack,' don't they?" "Yes," replied the barman. "Then," ebe said, aB she politely bowej herself but, "good-night, Jack-!' ass!"
WHY WE SHAKE HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
WHY WE SHAKE HANDS. When a gentleman meets a lady of his acquaintance In tlio street, he In variably raises his hat by way o£ recognition. This form of salute is a relic of by-gone days o£ chivalry, when knights rode and walked about clad in steel armor to preserve them selves from the sword-cuts and spear thrusts of their enemies. When such a ltnight entered any house as a guest he at once discard ed his helmet to show that he. trusted to the protection of his host, and wa3 not afraid. For the same reason he bared his head when talking with a lady ho knew, and the custom has been continued to the present day. A good many years ago there was most certainly a reason why two men Bliouid shake hands when they met. If they did not recognise each other they would each grasp the other's weapon-hand as a precaution against treachery. From this It became cus tomary to surrender their fighting 1 hands freely to one another.
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books! [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed In Books! Among the eccentricities of the rlcli, the paBSiou lor always possessing enormous sums of ready cash is sure ly one of the most extraordinary. A former Lord Dysart one day asked a companion-nui'Be to go to town and get u cheque cashed for him at the Bank of England. When she was ready to start the old peer sat down and wrote a cliequo for £100,000, and told her to be suro and see that Bho got one note for the whole amount. The cliequo was duly presented, and the Banlt, having satisfied themselves hs to the nurse's authority for making such a request, suggested that a clerk should accompany her and l-and the £100,000 note In person to his lordrililp. After having done so the clerk told the peer that only three such notes were in existence. "One," he said, "we have at the Bank, an other I have Just handed to your lord Bhlp, and the third, which some time ago disappeared from circulation, we have never been able to trace." "Per haps...
PATTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
PATTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. ThlB Blmplo little evening dress will appeal directly to the average wo .man. It will look effective made up of toft silk and shadow lace. It re presents "Everylady's Journal" pat tern No. 174—out In three sizes— small, medium and large. This pat tern may be bought from local pat tern agent or. will be sent post free to anjr~ address If nlnepence In stamps Is Bent to Dept. A, "Everylady's Jour nal," 376 Swanaton-street, Melbourne State'number of pattern and size re quired. If a penny stamp is sent to above addresB a 48-page catalogue will be Bent to any reader who-writes "send free catalogue." "Yes; elio married tlie poet be cause she thought by bo doing she would get into print." • "And did she?" "She did." "She furnished the theme for some great poem, I presume?" "No; sho got Into a print dress, and he has never been able to get her anything else) "There have beon times In my life,'' aald he gloomily, "when I was tempt •a to oommlt suicide." ''Oh...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. To prevent window-blind cordB breaking, dust the cords, and then rub them over with a well-greased rag. The snapping Is caused .by friction, which Impoverishes the cordB, and il ey aro further weakened by the sun and weather. It is an excellent plan to keep In the kitchen a bottle filled with equal parts of llnaeed oil and lime-water, to alleviate the pain of burns. Shake the bottle well before using the lo tion,. and keep the burned parts from the air by covering with lint. The best way to teBl BilK is to cut off a small piece and burn It. If It burns out quickly, leaving a clear, crisp, grey ash, the flllk is pure; but If it smoulders and leaves a heavy reddish-brown o.sh it has 'been treated with chemicals, and will not wear well. A very good way to prevent a crack ed "wash-hand basin' from, breaking Is to paint along the" crack with white paint; then place along it a piece of wide tape, the length of the crack. Paint well over this, and when dry it will .be as ...
WHEN YOU NEED A GOOD REST. By a Hospital Nurse. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
WHBN YOU NKKD A QOOO RE6T. By a Hospital Nurso. Ordinary sitting lu a chair or lying on the sofa nro not by any means the I most restful positions you can adopt, for, though "they easo certain parts of i tho liody, they leavo others Just as strained and tired as ever. | Perhaps you may not know tho val ue of putting your feet up iih high as ' they will comfortably go. It Is .not i elegant, I know, to sit with your feet on the table or tho mantelpiece, but It Is most restful and good for you, so you may Just as well do it when you uro alone. A doctor once told me that ho waB constantly Impressing this "feet-up" treatment on girls whose work made It neccssary for them to stand about J a great deal—Bhop assistants, teach ers, and so on. "Get your feet up as high as your head whenever you pos sibly can," he ordered. His patients used to think this very strange at first, but they quickly realised what a wonderful relief it gave to aching feet and tired legs. Another very "comfy," though ...
The Hypothetical Question. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
The Hypothetical Question. "MiSB Prlttly," Buid the young law yer with the high brow and the Henry Clay forelock, "let me ask you a hypothetical question. Suppose that a young man of excellent habits and increasing Income—a young man who believed himself fully capable of mak ing a woman happy—were to- appear before a young woman who had eyes of rare and radiant lustre and hair of the texture and glory of spun gold, whose lips were more perfect than Hogarth's line of beauty, whoa'j cheeks held a tint that put to shame the magnificent pink ' of the - rose petal—a young woman whose'culturo and charm easily placed^her,.immea surably above all otherwomen" in the world—and he were to ask this young woman if Blie would- " "Oh, Mr. Blackstone!" she whisper ed, sinking into his arms. "Yes!" Regarding unconscious liuBior in the pulpit, intimations of pastoral visitation are a frequent pitfall to ministers attempting to define expli citly the district set apart for the hon or of a call. • Ther...
No More Questions Asked. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
No More Questions Aaked. The inhabitants of a certain county in England—we will not specify which —are especially distinguished by an inordinate desire to. become familiar with details of the private concerns of everyone with whom they come in to contact. Recently a stranger journeyed into a village in this county known as MIrgvllle, entered the local inn, or dered refreshment, and sat down. "Staying here, sir?"~asked the land lord. A brief nod was the reply. "Business good, sir?" "I don't know what to make of it," suid the stranger: ' And then the usual angling for In formation began, till at last came the point-blank question: ."What is your (business, may 1 ask, sir?" 'The stranger rose, looked carefully around, and put his Hps to the earB of the landlord. "I'm an AnarchiBt!" he said. "Wh-a-t!" said the startled laud lord, "one of them that coom fra Rub ela?" "Aye," said the stranger; "and three days ago I was brought before the Tsar, who gave me the choice of Siberia or Mirevill...
RED BOTTLES FOR MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
RED BOTTLES FOR MILK. It is well known that colors have different effects upon health. Some colors , may soothe—green, for " in stance—and others, like yellow, do the very opposite. The most remarkable of all colors, however, is red, which Is noted for its healing qualities. Red has always •been a color that has "made Itself felt," as the saying goes. Since good ness knows when, the Chinese have dressed, those who are suffering from smallpox in carmine-colored clothes, and the people, of Tongkln actually paint any children who catch measles red. Nor does China stand alone In this respect. The Spaniards make a , point not only of attiring victims of measles In a red "shirt," but also of feeding them with red syrupi. Sensitive children should have their nursery walls covered with pa per In which the main color Is orange, while red light is most helpful in some cases of skin disease. . Red is not only good for human be ings, but it also acts as a preservative of milk. The people of Hol...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
Buy your DTNINGROOM SUITE .AT. IIIUT JOIISOI'S DINING ROOM SUITES. These Suits are Marlfi in Our Own Faclory, therefore we cnn givo you Satisfaction and qualify, Choose your own coverings and know what you ars receiving for your money "Scm* ol(.l Suile Made New at Morley Johnsons'. If you are thinking o£ having your Suite Renovated write to us and we will give you full particulars and solid jou ..samples of leathers..to chooie from and"', return youl* Suite .Equal 10 Now^ \ - FURNISHING DEPARTMENTS. If you have not yet visited our Large Warehouse we ask you to walk through and inspect at any tiir.e. A large electric lift will iake you to the Furnishing Floors, where you will see an immense stock to choose from, if not the Largest Stock in Victoria. MORLEY JOHNSON'S, House Furnishing Specialists, ; V Mitchell Street, Bendigo. Cheapest for Cash. Most Liberal for Terms. Write for Catalogue. mm RELIABLE CAES it I he Price You OugM to Pay DARRACO (Fr.nrM 14-K.o., tiJe entrance. 5 scaler,...
NERVOUSNESS PERSISTS VETERAN SPEAKERS ARE SELDOM ABLE TO OVERCOME THEIR EARLIER TERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Korong Vale Lance and North West Advertiser — 9 May 1914
NERVOUSNESS PERSISTS > . VETERAN SPEAKERS ARE SEL DOM AUI-E TO OVERCOME THEIR EAUIjIEH TERRORS. Persons who are uiuccus! o.ucd ti speak in public believe tli.it th.i nervousness is solely il.:c to Ih.i) inexperience, and that public men cm make speeches as coolly as the., make conversation. In some cmc> tills may be so, but few speakers trc ever able wholly to cast ofl tlnii nerroucnrES. Sometimes it pcr.ist: only in the form o! a mannerism, attractive or otherwise.; but :ou> old 1'arlinmi ntai ians n.'.rr csra.i; from the tremors and tenor; i li'cl shook them \vh:n tli.'ir mail n speiel was delivered. The late Duke of lie. osl.ie is usually spoken of as tin pcr.'ect type of the inipn-sive lui jU.siimnn When lie entered the Ho se ot Com :r.ons as I.ord C'avcn'.i li he il'stin ;;:ijiud himself by prcfac^n..; lii^ ma' bn speeih Willi a prodinio's ya" v !i:t he was by 110 means i.s lang'i d n fact as hi was in appia/ame. Wli-n hi rose to spca': hi voi'd 1 a' me arm on the mari...