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A Persuasive Tongue. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
A Persuasive Tongue. At school ill Cornwall, Mr. Rudyard Kipling, never a brilliant scholar, was known as "Gigs" (i.e., "gig-lamps," meaning spectacles), and was esteem ed because he won the confidence o'. an austere spinster who kept the lo cal tuckshop, with the help of three cats. She hated the college youths, grudgingly took their cash, and stern ly denied them credit. Bui "Gigs" went round 0110 day, and, while his companions were bursting vita sub dued laughter, he blandly "talked cat" to the old lady, and succeeded in win ning her confidence to such an extent that his name-the only one-was placed on lier books.
ST JAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
ST JAMES. (From Our Correspondent). Mr J. C trruihsrs, j'anr., was tendered a f irewell social on Saturday evening last, prior to his departure for Cobr*m Mr G. Ellerman occupied the chair, and tlierp was a representative atten^ dir.ee. Apologies were road from MnssrB Jer. Kelly, J. H. Iaon, M. Ryan and others. The chairman,, in pro posing the toast of " Tha Guesf," re ferred to tha cipabilities of the gueat, and particularly mentioned the electric clock which he invented some yeara ago. The toast waa supported by Mesars Moloney, B'raae, P, Robinaon, J. Fraser, W. Robinson and L. Clones. Mr Ellerman then preaented Mr Car rutbera with a gold sovereign cas", and the recipient suitably acknowledged the gift. During the evening barmory was Bupplied by Messrs Ellerman, Fraae, Cirrathers and Fra3er, Whilst returning home in a gig on Saturday evening Mr G. Ellerman, Miss M. Ellerman and Mr \V. Oikley had an unpleasant experience, Miss Ellerman and Mr Oikley were thrown oub o£ the vehicle, ...
In Trouble Again. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
In Trouble Again. Traveller (to an Irishman): Well, Hike, I see you have a small garden. "Yes, sorr!" "What are you going to set in it for next season?" "Nothing, sorr. I set it with pota toes last year, and not one of them came up." "That's strange. How do you ex plain it?" "Well, sorr, the man next door to me set his garden full of onions." "Well, had that anything to do with your potatoes not growing?" "Yes, sorr. Bedad, them onions was that strong that my potatoes couldn't see to grow for their eyes water ing!"
WAGGARANDALL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
WAGGARANDALL. (From Our Correspondent) A rnoBt banehciul ram fell on Tues day evening, 12&lt; h May, 118 points boing recorded. This has relieved the minds of careworn f-irmeis whose live lihood so much directly depends on the migratory showers that traverse the landscape. Everything needs a good beginning, and when cereals just have enough moisture to produce a weak plant, it takes nuny succeeding showers to miko up the difference between that and a blade shot through the soil with energy and power. Nevertheless, there is an immense area going under culti vation this yeir, and if the weather is moderate in moisture one way or the otiher, success should attend the sower's labor?. The anniversary of the Methodi't Suad ty-school will be celebratid on Sunday next, when services will be conJucted in (he afternoon at 3, and in the evening at 7.30. The RfV. W. K. Tiylo% of KatimUite, will conduct both services, and special hymns and anlhenH will be rendered by thi* Sund ly-school ...
What It Meant. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
What It Meant. A good story Is being told of a Parliamentary candidate who is "nur sing" a Sussex constituency in view of the next election. He was earnest ly expounding the emancipation of the laborer to an agricultural audience, and was approaching the heart of the subject, when he noticed that the countrymen looked uneasily at one another. Could it be that he had not made the necessity of the great deliv erance clear to t'>eir minds. He re traced the steps, and enforced some of the prelinvnary points over again. The uneasiness of the audience visi bly increased. At last one stalwart cottager rose and made for the door. It was a sig nal for a general movement. The elec tors bore the candidate no ill-will they simply filed out. He wiped his brown, and turned in despair to the chairman. D "What does it mean?" ho asked. "I called them to liberty, and they turn their backs on me!" "It means," said the chairman, "that they fully appreciate your prin ciples, but it is nearly ten o'cl...
THOONA [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
THOONA Ab a recent club match, Mr R, Justice won the gold medal presented by Cr Tonkin, president of tbe Thooni Gun Club, At the annual meeting of theThoorn Football Olub it was uuanimously de cided to ro-form and enter the Devco» iah Association. The poaiuons of president, secretary and treasurer m r> filled by Messrs Tonkin, Platr, and Hale respectively. Splendid financial support was promised, and it ia *ntici pated that a really good season will ba the result.
Something to Help. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
Something to Help. When the Kaiser announced to Prince von Bueiow that he had deci ded to appoint him Chancellor of the Empire, he was surprised to see a shadow of disappointment cross the statesman's face. ' What's the matter?" he demanded. "Are you not satisfied?" "Pardon me, sire," replied the Prince, "I did not wish to appear un grateful, but I was thinking of my wife. I know that she detests the im mense Chancellor's palace, where we shall have to live, and she will want the whole of the interior thoroughly cleaned and redecorated. I am afraid, therefore, that we shall have to pass the next two or three months in the midst of cleaning operations." "Don't worry about that, my dear von Bueiow," replied the Kaiser. "Present my best compliments to the Princess, and tell her that I shall have much pleasure in helping her to make the task of cleaning easier for her." The new-made Chancellor thanked him, and retired, certain that the Kaiser would place a regiment of cleaners at their ...
DEVENISH. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
DEVENISH. (From a Correspondent.) The death ocrurred at Qoorambitt East on Tuesday morning of Mr Juh« Hooper. The c»use, after a brief illness, was pneumonia, The remains were interred yesterday in the Dart nith cemetery, the Rev Mr Cook, of Benalh, officiating. The ladies of the Deveniah Methodist church met at the parsonage on Tues» day afternoon, to say farewell to Mn J. Ellis, who ia leaving the district. There were twelve ladiei present, and after ringing that old fellowship hymn, " Bleat be the tie that binds our hetrti in Christian loTe," Mr Perkins, who presided, explained the object) of the meeting, and expressed his regret at Mca Ellis's removal, adding that he could sot speak too highly of her many good qualities. Several of the ladiei present also spoke in sincere and kindly terms of their love and esteem for Mrs Ellis, who for years has been a willing and able helper at eveiy church function. Miss Stewart then presented to Mrs Ellis, on behalf of the ladies of the churc...
DISTRICT NEWS. [Aa we go to press on Wednesday afternoons, correspondents' letters should reach this ofiice not later than by the morning delivery of that day to ensure publication in the current week's issue.] KATAMATITE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. [Aa we go to press on Wednesday after noons, correspondents' letters should reach this ofiice not later than by the morning delivery of that day to ensure publication in the currtnt week's issue.] KATAMATITE. (From Our Correspondent.) Ia connection with the Mutual Im' provement Society, a social evening was held recently, when a largo company assembled in the public hall to enjoy what was termed the "Lidies' Evening," A committee consisting of MlBaes Cheatham, Andrews and CharleB, had the matter in band, and went to considerable trouble in decorat ing the plitform with pot plants and fancy tables. In the absence of the president (Mr Irving), the vice-presi dent (Mr Crow) occupied the chair. After preliminary business had been disposed of a number of musical and elocutionary items were rendered. Then a break WOB made, and Rev, W. H. Taylor led the company in a number of social games, and initiated several blackboard competitions, the winner being Mis3 Spragup. More mus...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
LOCAL ANI> GENERAL. TUKGAMAU CEMETERY.-At a meet ing of the trustees of the Tungamah Cemetery, hold on Saturday evening last-, the secretary (Mr Wo. Hill) tendered his resignation. It was therefore decided to invite applica tions for the poaition of secretary, and a meeting of the trustees will be held on Saturday next. 23rd inst., to deal with the applications. DENTAL NOTICE.-Mr Wynne E, George, dentist, notifies elsewhere that he has found it necessary to alter hiB route, which, until further notice, will be as follows :- Xatamatite, last Wednesday in the month ; Dookie, last Thursday ; Sb James, last Friday. Tuogaraah patients will bo attended at St James between the arrival of morning train and departure of the midday train. FOOTBALL-A meeting of the Tun gamah Football Club will be held in the Mechanics' Hall on Saturday evoning next-, at 9 o'clock, for the purpose of receiving the delegates' re port regarding the formation of a district association. A good atten dance is req...
PELLUEBLA. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
PELLUEBLA. (From Our Correspondent.) There have been some fine showers ! lately, and everything looks the better j for them. ] It is a pretty sight to see the green fields on all sides, as the crops peep through the well-tilled fields. The fall to-date is 1.16 inches and 1.03 inches sines January. There are some fine lambs to be seen frolicing in the mcaiows at present. Most of the farmers are still basy sowing and do nob want rain for a couple of weeks now.
LAKE ROWAN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
LAKE ROWAN. (From Oar Correspondent.) A committee meeting of the Like Rowan Football CJlub was held on Saturday evening laat. Ib was decided to Bead delegates to the meeting at Wilby on the following Wednesday. The delegates appointed were Messrs W. 0. Symona and P. Shanley, Mr G. Warton to act in oniergency. It was also decided to alter the date of the euchre party and dance to Friday, June 5th, to avoid clashing with a dance at Deveniah, The recent fall of rain has improved the prospects considerably. We are now assured of good wiuter grasj. Most of the early sown crops are com ing on very well.
Too Weak. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
Too Weak. Smith is a lover of coffee, and un less it is both strong and good the waiter at restaurant or hotel soon hears from him. Recently he went into a restaurant for dinner. On raising his cup to his lips he made a wry face and then beckoned to the proprietor. "What do you call this stuff?" ha asked. "Coffee," meekly replied the man, somewhat surprised. "Coffee!" repeated Smith, with scorn. "I could put a conee-bean into my mouth, dive into the Yarra, swim up to Kew, and I'll guarantee that anyone could bail up much better cof fee than this over the entire route."
The Answer. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
The Answer. Father, teaching his six-year-old son arithmetic by giving a problem to his wife, begs his son to listen. \ Father: ".Mother, if you had a sove reign and I gave you five more, what would you have?" Mother (replying absently): "Hys terics." Sir Robert Peel aud a friend were once going throujh a picture gallery where there was a portrait of a well known man who was famous for say ing sharp things. "How wonderfully like!" Baid tha friend. "You can see the quiver on his lips." "Yes," replied Sir Robert, "and the arrows coming out of it." "I have patrician blood in my vein?. Members of my family were traced to Flodden Field in the days of chiv alry!" Young Lady (archly): "Oh! They traced them, then! So there were detectives even at that remote per iod!" "I was not drunk," declared a pri soner. "I was only intoxicated." "Ah!" remarked the magistrate. "That makes all the difference. I was going to fine you half a sovereign. As it is I shall only fine you ten shillings." An expr...
The Grateful Father. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
The Grateful Father. A young man, at the risk of his life, saved a beautiful girl from drowning. Her grateful father seized the rescuer of his daughter l>3r the hand, and, in a voice trembling with emotion, said: "Noble youth, to you I am indebted for everything that makes life dear to me. Which reward will you take -fifty thousand pounds or the hand of my daughter?"' "I'll take the daughter." replied the heroic rescuer, thinking thereby to get both the girl and the money. "You have well chosen," replied the grateful father. "I could not have given you the fifty thousand pounds just yet, anyhow, as I have not laid up that amount, being only a contri butor to the magazines; but my daughter is yours for life. Bless you, my children."
A Wise Precaution. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
A Wise Precaution. Two seamen-an Irishman and a Scotsman-had been breaking leave and had been ordered to receive ten strokes of the "cat." They had pre viously held very good characters, and, taking this into consideration, the captain said that if the.v wished to wear anything to protect their backs a little they might do so. The Scotsman replied that he would like to have a strip of canvas on his back, and this request was granted. "What would "you like to have, Pat?" asked the captain, turning to the second seaman. "Shure, sir," was the reply, "if it's all the same to you, I'd like to have the Scotsman on my back!"
A Poor Congregation. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
A Poor Congregation. Mr. Robert Ford, who has just pub lished a delightful book entitled "This tledown," tells an amusing story of a clergyman who stood for some time one Monday morning watching a man fishing for trout in a Scotch stream. ."I'm a fisher, too," remarked" the minister in the course of conversation, adding rather unctuously: "But a fisher of men." "Aye," was the dry retort of the angler, "I had a peep into your creel yesterday. Ye didna' seem to liae catched many!"'
A Mark of Nationality. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
A Mark of Nationality. Sir David Gill, the famous astrono mer, was once emphasising the extra ordinary care and minuteness with which astronomical observations were taken. One observation, he said, was rather similar in its extreme minuteness to attempting to see the hundredth part of the diameter of a threepenny-bit that was a mile away. "One can see that you're a Scots man," retorted one of his hearers. "Nobody else would bother about the hundredth part of a threepenny-bit a mile away!"
A 'Weekly" Story. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
'Weekly" Story. A maiden with a lot of Mon. Was much beloved by everyone. She had a lisp, quite fetching, Tue., And crowds of "chappies" came to woo, But only one she cared to Wed., And when he asked her to, she said: "Oh, yetth, I will right gladly, Thur." Nor did she dally or demur. "Can'st coolc?" lior lover asked. "Oh, my!" She answered, "I can bake and Fri." Then down her lover promptly Sat. And signed her up to run his flat. P.S.-Wheli fifty weeks and two were done, That happy couple had a Sun.
The Etiquette Book. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 21 May 1914
The Etiquette Book. "Madam, ho began, as the door opened, "I am selling a new book on 'Etiquette and Deportment.'" "Oh, you are," she responded. "Go down there on tlie grass and clean the mud off your feet!" "Yes'm. As I was saying, ma'am, I am sel " "Take of your hat. Never address a strange lady at her door without re moving your hat! "Yes'm. Now, then, as I was say ing " "Take your hands out o£ your poc kets! No gentleman ever carries his hands there." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, this work on 'Eti '" "Throw away your pipe. If a gen tleman uses tobacco he is careful not to disgust others by the habit." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, in calling your attention to this valuable " "Wait! Put that dirty handkerchief out of sight, and use less grease on your hair in the future. Now you look a bit decent. You have a book on 'Etiquette and Deportment.' Very well. I don't want it. I am only the servant-girl. Uo up the steps to the front door, and talk with the lady of the house. She called me a down right, o...