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SOME CRICKET RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
SOME CRICKET RECORDS. The distinction of having made the highest individual score m any first class match belongs to A.C. M'Laren, and has belonged t>o him since 1895, when he scored. 42-4 runs tor Lanca shire against Somerset at, Taunton. During the season of 1901, C. B. Fry made no fewer than 13 uhree figure scores—an achievement never beaten, and only onoe equalled—name ly, by Tom Hay ward . in 1906. In that same season, by the way, Hay ward amassed ihe record individual aggregate by scoring in all 3,518 runs. It was in 1906 again, that G. H. Hirst performed the unique feat of scoring over 2,000 runs^ and taking over 200 wickets. A bowling achiev nient which is likely to take a bit of beating was accomplished by A. E. Trott m 1907 when playing in his own benefit match for Middlesex against Sussex. Not content with taking four wickets - with consecutive balls, he then proceeded 'to periorm the hat trick in the same innings.
REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
BEVENGE. 'A country doctor discharged his coachman on account of his unsteady habits. The coachman took service with tlie village butcher, and one day, when driving a number of beasts to the slaughterhouse he mat his for mer employer. "Well, Tom,'' said the doctor, pat ronisingly, "you are in a different sort of employment nowP" "Not at all, sir," said Tom, who bore his former employer a grudge. "Not at all; I'm still in the slaughter ing business."
FULL PANEL. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
FULL PANEL. The jurors filed into the jury box; and after all the 12 seats were filled there stall remained one juror stand ing outside. , "If the court please/ said tlie cierK, "they liave made a mistake and sent us. 13 jurors instead of 12. What do you want to do with this extra one?" "What is''-your':name?" asked 'the judge of thesest&lt;ra man. "Joseph A." Braines," he replied. "Mr, Clerk," said the judge, "take this man back to the jury commission ers and tell ithem we don't need him, as we already have here 12 men wi'h ^ out Braines;'** ' ' ' . Mr Frank Tt te th • Director of Education will In.ve r-noJher story of the humor.-, of Stau> school life -o add to his already entertaining budget when he reads about) the attempt of a pupil attending the Middle Park School to compare the word ill. The pupil began with confident mind that bespeaks the young Australian: "Pos itive ill, comparative—;—" "Weil," remarked the teacher, "go on," "Com parative iller——" "H'in," mutter...
Forage Crops. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
The plants (that may be safely relied on as forage in ail parts of the colony are winter rye for late autumn and. early spring pasture* and a mixture of winter wheat, oa»ts> and barley for summer use. - An easy way to pro vide a liberal supply oi wimer forage for all kinds of iive stock is to sow : winter rye 'in a crop of barley. The ground, should be ploughed to a depth of at least live inc'nes. It should bb harrowed at least three times, or har rowed. one© and then roiled. The barley should be sown to a depth oi auuui two and -one-half inches. When (the young crop has attained a height of about three inches it should be har rowed lengthwise, and then jointer rye should be drilled crosswise amongst it at a depth of about one inch. If the soil [has been well packed, as sug gested above, the depths of the various drillings can be easily regulated and the crop be benefited by the ex-ra cultivation given to the grouncf by harrowing and cross drilling. If the sod has -not been well ...
WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
(By "Ambrosme.") The new. society craze, for coored hair has reached New. York,; and Mrs Lincoln. Stader, the first American so ciety leader to .wear, a colored wig in public created; a; sensation . at the Globe Thatre by'' appearing ,wi-h : light blue . locks., ''lira .Stadier' occupied one of the best boxes in the house, and it was .not long before the s art ling discovery was.- made. Opera giasses were levelled at her bos from every part of the house, and so great was the excitement that the perf or mahee was almost brought to a stand still. GeneraLy speaking, however, the new fasnion does not find favor among uhe "Four Hundred." in Russia on idie. contrary, the craze seems to have caught on. During the season when flowers are so . scarce, it is important that those which we do secure shouJd be made to last as long as possible. Most people will, nowadays, take the trouble to keep the blooms supplied wi h iresh water, and also cut tiie stalks afresh every day. Certain simple chemi...
HEALTHY EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
HEALTHY EXERCISE.' Ail elderly gentleman had in his Iaitor years become so penurious as to deny himself many of the necessities of life. A friend, who had sent him some sacks of coai, called on him one day shortly afterwards, and was sorry to see the old man sitting fireless in itke depth of winter. UI hope tlie coals kept you warmp" she began. ' 'They have, indeed 1 thank you very much for thinking of me so- kindly \'\ said he. "But I am afraid they are all gone now?" she went on. "Oil, no—quite the contrary 1 I have no* burned any of . them. Whenever 1 feel cold, I carry a sack up and down the stairs. The exercise Wflvrjas me beautifully^"
Agricultural Items. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
AgricuStural items. The latest Candida'© for high hon ors aa a beef animal in England is the Norfolk; polled black, a cross , be tween the red-polled cattle of Nor folk, and the black-polled cattle of .Aberdeen, and at the Christmas fart stock sales ajj Smithfield, they ranked in price with the ..Polled Scotch and Devons*. The world's largest dairy farm is at Head Lake, Headingly, a suburb of Winnipeg in Canada. When com pletely stocked, the farm contains 2500 cows within its fences. With 1500 of ihese giving milk, the ' otal yearly output is 3,0U0,000 gallons. The farm was organised by the Manitoba Co-operative Farm and Dairy Com pany Limited. There-is no domestic animal on the farm that pays better for liberty than "the pig, and .the producer who grazes his stock, as well as the young stock intended for fattening, will meet WJtli more success than those whose ani mals are regularly .confined to the sty. now matter how carelully ihey are managed or how well they are ted... Mr Saund...
CROSS PURPOSES. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
CROSS PURPOSES. Blak&—"Here's Timson coming! ^Det • lis cross over; I don't want • to meet him, . I owe him Some money.' Simpson—"That's all right, . He'll cross the street as soon as he sees me -—he owes me some. lafdrmataoh has 'been given to the polce at Mordialloc that between 8.4 and. 10 a.m. on Friday, a bag con taining two £1 notes and £37 10/ in gold was stolen from the Aspendalo railway -stfeiSon. A case of whisky travelling between Oastlemaine and Swan Hill on coming to . its . 'destination was found to he short &lt;o£ six "bottles. The consignees have placed the matter, in. the hands ■, of the police.
THE MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER VII (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
- "THE — MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER VTT COontinuecU Ohj if she could only summon th© courage to. tall him. every things as she had. made up her mind to do. that very afternoon I . But the deadly fear of losing him was upon . her, and. her tongue .refused to speak /the . secret of her life... Better tor. her a thousand times , if £he- could have' been brave, as Beresford said, for fiV;e minutes; bu^ her love made an arrant coward of her, and. she felt.she would .. rather risk anything, even a martyrdom for years, than the loss of Deverel. Unconscious of the turmoil in her mind he answered with a smile; "A woman would scarcely care to know the ins and outs of a man's life. Doubtful flirtations .weren't much to - my taste; but Val, if he were to be married to-morrow, would have to sit' Up half the night/ making a bonfire of his love-letters. How long would it take.youP" "Only one .minute, for. I should tos3..tUiem all into the fire, at once." "Then you have some?" "Yes; you are not quite ...
Motors and Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
Motors and Farming. The following is a quotation, from a recent publcation "Horse Truck and Tractor." epitomising the basis on which the tractor method of farming jiiusu rest.. The iarmer who is to succeed to-day must) run his farm on a business basis, Keuuction of operating cost when ob tainable without a reduction of effi ciency is the iirsfc filing that the farm er alio Hid give Uis attention to. it means farming at largest profits. for the last, live years the leading farm journals iiave given more or less space to educational, matter concern ing iarm tractors. Leading agricul tural colleges and agricultural engin eers, ..alter complete and exhaus lve research into the economic side of the 'tractor usage Have proved without question tiiia-t the salvation of the farm and rarnier rests upon time saving farm macninery. Tneir deductions are not based upon conjecture or generalities, ouo specific facts, When land was £5 an acre and when horses were £1$ a piecej nhere was no urgent ne...
MELBOURNE LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER. (From our Special Correspondent.) So much depends upon ad-q'iately populating tfifs country that anything wiiich hears upon the question is . of v.tal importance. It is beooming in creasingly apparent > hat (hopes of get ting, in sufficient .•Timbers, the right class of immigrants—those who will work the land—from Great Britain are fading. And the efforts in that di rection in America have proved a dis mal failure. That fact seems to at length have been borne in upon the optimistic officials who, for years, have buoyed us with prospects of a big in flux of the skilled agriculturists who are raised in America. Therefore, it is necessary to look elsewhere for the people we" want. Th:'s invests with keen interest report received from Mr. Raymcnt. I s'stant superintendent of immigration ! for New South Wales and Victoria, who has visited Switzerland to inves tigate the prospects of obtaining im migrants from that country. He had-' several interviews with Dr. Ernest ...
CLIPPINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
CLIPPINGS. A poultryman's, like a v. oman's work, is never done. Filth and vermin is the greatest combination against success in the poultry business. If soiled hands will spoil an egg for hatching purposes, do dirty nests and dirty hands have ho effect on the eat ing quality? Those wlio have plenty of chickens and eggs to use on their tables when they desire these splendid goods, do not feel the heavy hand of the higher cost of living. Kill the Rooster.—According to Bul letin 160, issued by the U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture, the egg loss ol the United States, amounting to. 45,000,000 annually, would be cut one half if the male birds were removed after the hatching season was over. Fertile eggs are subject to rapid de terioration, due to the development oi blood rings and rots, which takes pj^ee even if eggs are given good care on the farm and by the egg collectors. In fertile eggs are . much more resistent to deterioration than those that are feiv tile, regardless of where they a...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) T H E O R, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. T By Hedley Richards, Author of "Thf Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. The story opens in Australia, where Joshua Wedmore, an unsuccessful miner, is tramping along in search of fresh fields. Entering, a hut he dis covers a man on a rude bed, ill with the fever. Whilst administering to the sufferer Wedmore notices a small hag and a loaded revolver under the pil low. On examination the bag proves to contain blue diamonds of enor mous value. These he appropriates, as be considers the fever-stricken one has only a few hours to live. Werl more goes on his way, finally reach ing1 Melbourne, where he books a Pas sage for England in the Fairy Queen. The vessel is wrecked, Wedmore and an elderly man named Rupert Heth erington, of Wynthshay. Hall, being the only survivors. After many days of suffering and exposure they are eventually rescued and placed on board the Merry England. B...
Fertilisers and Grass. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
Fertilisers and Grass. Judging from the poor condition of a considerable portion of "he grass lands in different, parts of the country, there are still many larmers wno seem to think thati pastures have no need for manures; and. there are oth ers who content themselves .wuh ap plying from time to time feeble dres sings of farmyard manure to such fields as are near the homestead, or they utunk the fields are sufficiently enrich ed by the droppings of the animals. Such neglect is a mistake, because the plants that constitute the nour ishing herbage of grass laud require a liberal quantity of pjant food m order to develop into rich iorage. It is, thereiore, necessary to devote to the manuring of grass -he same attention as is customary with cereals and other arable crops. Farmyard manure is often said to be a complex ■ manure, and m applying it to the land, the cycle of ieriility is assumed to be kept up through the medium of the animais, and the farmer, who thus reasons (thinks tha^ b...
PART 3. CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
PART 3. CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) "I am sorry Aunt ^lary is out," she said, saying the very thing she ought not to have said, as it gave him an opening to speak on the sub ject she wished to avoid. "I am glad Mrs. Jermain is out, as I have something I wish to say to you," replied Josh, as he seated him self near her, looking at the refined but sad face, and from her his eyes wandered to the lovely old ' garden and beyond it to the well-wooded park. Then before his mind's eye there rose a vision of a rustic bench at one side of a field-path, and a girl shabbily dressed, who listened with blushing face, but the light of joy on it, to his words of love. That bad been his first wooing, very; different from this ; then he roused himself. It seemed to him there had been a long pause, but in reality it nad not oc cupied more than a minute for that picture to stamp itself on his mind. "I daresay your father told you that I had asked his permission to make yon an offer of marriage," he said, ...
A MATTER OF GRAMMER. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
A MATTER OF GRAMMER. "Look 'ere," said the publican, "you said if he didn't pay you would, so just 'and over the com." "Wait a minute my friend," said the customer,, addressed. "I didn't say anything of the kind. Now just be good'enough to repeat what I real ly did say." "You said 'Let 'ave aU 'e wants, landlord. If he -refooses to pay, I will.' " "Just so," remarked /the customer, "If he refuses to pay, I will—refuse also, of course, I meant. Ah, I'm too old a bird to be had like that." Russia-has a larger proportion of blind people than any other European country. Two out of every one. thou sand; of her people are sightless.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD. The Eiffel Tower has jusb celebrated its 25th birthday. The great iron structure, 'which is over 900ft high, bufe when it was first' erected there was a storm of protests, and such, well known names in the world of -art as Gounsd, Leconte de Lisle, Goppee, Bonnat, and Maupasant signed a pe tition against it. The tower is extraordinarily ligh1" for its size, and for many years, ; |e belief was persistent that; one fine morn ing it would be found Jeveiled io the ground. The result is jhat h.e Champ de Mars district of Paris lirb only just been really laid out a, d built on. People have forgotten their fears now,- and are ready to live in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
DARING KINEMA FEATS. THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
DARING KINEMA TEATS. THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA The man behind the gun is not more brave than the man beiimd the camera Armed oniy with his pliotographic ap paratus, the latter penetrates jungles, scales precipices, dodges bullets and bludgeons m i iots and revolutions, never hesitating to risk his life .when there is a chance of obfining a start ling and unique picture. One of the most astounding pliotographic feats on i-ecord was that of Air. H. G. Ponting, who climbed a Japanese vol cano, Asama-Yama, to get a picture of its crater. .While his Helpers stood wai-ing with a second camera, Mr. Ponting advanced to the edge of the volcano's mouth, and was in the very act of taking a picture when an erup tion occurred. But assistant was as quick as a volcano, and snapped Mr. Pontmg before the latter couid even tuin round, and then the two ran for their lives. Hunting big game with the camera is noi\' quHe an everyday business with intrepid and enterprising pho-ograph ers, and their cooln...
COMMON KNOWLEDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser — 16 July 1914
I COMMON KNOWLEDGE. In a private setting room afc a cer tain hotel sat a party of merrymakers, when there came a knock tit 'he door, and an attendant announced. "The compliments of Mr. Blowers, the dramatic author, who is in the next room, and he says you are making so much noise, he cannot write." '•He can't write, eh?" said one of the party. ""Why, tell him every body who has seem hie plays knows that/' ■ . '