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A Harmless Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
A Harmless Ghost. A stone-cutter, in the days when, men wore knee-breeches and wigs, one evening wished to add a few letters to an epitaph on a gravestone recently set up. He obtained permission, and went with his tools and lantern^to complete the task. The churchyard was cool and gloomy, and very soon he lighted an extra candle to give more light. Suddenly, as he stooped over the work, he heard a curious rustling hiss-"Hush!" He lifted his head and looked round' but saw nothing. He fell to work again; but no sooner was his head bowed over the stone than the faint, mysterious "hush!" was heard again. He could stand it no longer, but got up and fled for his life, and was not consoled until he was in bed and fast asleep. The next morning he was sitting with his wife at breakfast, when she said suddenly, "Peter, what is the matter with your wig? It is all burnt on one side." He gave a cry of joy, to his wife's surprise. The mystery was explain ed-the strange "hush" was nothing more tha...
DICKENS' BEARD. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
DICKENS' BEARD. On December 21), 1850, the men of the French "Army of the Orient" the Crimean veterans who had storm ed the Alma heights side by side with the British troops, who had come to the timely assistance of the redcoats a'" Inkermann, and had captured the great Malakhoff fortress, the key of Sebastopol-were passed in review by the French Emperor in the Place Ven dome. Two interesting features mark ed this memorable parade-which, by the way,"one may see faithfully repro duced in miniature at the Paris "Army Museum." One was the presence of the sur vivors of Napoleon I.'s Imperial Guard, the heroes of Austerlitz and Wagram, of Jena and Waterloo. Bent and shrunken in their quaint, old-fasbion eo uniforms, they were appropriately grouped around the base of the Ven dome Column, the lofty shaft of bronze -sculptured with scenes of battle, cast by the Emperor's decree from the cannon his soldiers had captured from their foes. Less conspicuous, but equally note worthy, was the pres...
ARGENTINA'S WHEAT INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
ARGENTINA'S WHEAT INDUSTRY. Argentina, inspite of poor market facilities and a backward farming po pulation, already ranks third among the three wheat-exporting countries of the world. Its area devoted to wheat cultivation has doubled during the past ten years, and is three times as large as it was only fifteen years ago. There is every prospect, too, of a still greater advance in the near future. Owing to conditions of cli mate and soil, Argentina cannot, . it would seem, enter into serious com petition with Cana'da in the produc tion of "strong" wheat. Barleta wheqt, originally brought from Italy, forms about 70 per cent, of the crop, and Russian wheat 20 per cent., while the remaining 10 per cent would in clude various classes of wheat, topie of which are grown specially for mak ing macaroni. In a general way, Ar gentine wheats are classed in the in ternational markets as intermediate in character between the soft white wheats of Australia and the Pacific Coast, and the- herd red...
GREEN MANURING. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
GREEN MANURING. The object of green manuring is to furnish a supply of organic matter, and to collect nitrogen from the air. To get the best results from green manuring, it is necessary in the first place to supplement it by the appli cation of fertilisers. The necessity for the addition of nitrogen is depend ent upon the success of the green crop and on the requirements of the following crops. For instance, if the green crop has grown well, potatoes and cereals on good or medium soil should not require the help of any additional artificial nitrogen. Follow ing a poor green crop, it may be ad visable to give either potatoes or cer eals, especially oats, the benefit of a top-dressing of lcwt. nitrate of soda. Mangels following a green crop should have a light dressing of nitrate of soda. A small dressing of superphos phate is advisable to increase the effect of the green manuring. For roots and potatoes the soil should re ceive l3/acwt. to 2cwt. per acre; cer eals a little less, say,...
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "The Soul of Margaret Rand," etc. . . Published by arrangement with Ward, .Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. Those of us who have not been .pre sented at Court know all about it, in .& few cases, from our friends, but for the most part from newspapers and weekly periodicals. Sheila Danver's .debut differed from that of other .?girls in two respects. In the first place, the extreme simplicity of her dress-which, notwithstanding the Court train and feathers, was made ..precisely after the Duchess of Tewkesbury's direction-was remark -able, and, in the second, she wore the .most magnificent pearls of any debu tante and looked, neverthelss, almost like a child. The whole affair went off with the usual eclat, or perhaps one may say, want of eclat. The .Duchess" of Tewkesbury, who waB a particular friend of Her Majesty's, .surveyed Sheila as she entered her presence, ana, without a moment's hesitat...
AGRICULTURE. THE FARM MANAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
AGRICULTURE. THE FARM MANAGER. This is what the farm manager should be:-Systematic, persistent, and methodical, but ever cheerful and hopeful. Ever learning something more about nature's powers, and keep ing in view the definite aim for re sults. Sucecssful farm-managers, like managers of great corporations,; are men of ability to think logically and reason correctly; they are men of self control, endowed with self-confidence, but willing to learn from others. No man can succeed in a great enterprise without making use of information, given by others. One may arrive at conclusions, and achieve results in a different manner from anyone else of which lie has knowledge, but at the same time he has used information given by some ne. Farming informa tion of use now is of recent origin; new facts being ascertained every year, hence the successful farmers are those who not only work diligent ly on their own farms, but make use of all the information they can get from others.
CHAPTER XI. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
CHAPTER XI. . While Sheila was happy as girl could t)without, as she expressed it, a care in the world, very different was the case of Margaret Beliairs. Jt was true that her husband nevor reproach ed her, that he never, by word or deed alluded to that dark tragedy of the past, but the old tenderness, the ar dent and real love, which had been lier portion and which had made her so very happy, seemed-as far as she could tell-to ceaae to exist. Beliairs was kind to her, paying her every possible attention, but he never took her hand as of yore and pressed it in one of his, nor did he look into her eyes with the loving-kindness of for mer days. These things the unhappy woman believed were reserved for Sheila and Sheila alone. Beliairs could not pet the pretty girl enough, but he never turned to his wife with the old dearly longed-for 'ook in his eyes. Moreover, there was no dou'bt but that Peter Beliairs, K.C., no longer absolutely trusted Margaret. It was he who paid the bills as they...
GOOD MANNERS. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
GOOD MANNERS. I-Iave you ever heard any one Bay, "Oh, if 1 were rich I'&lt;1 have things nice then"? Did you ever notice whe ther she had things as nice without being rich as she could? Just as the rich and poor use the same standard of spelling, as free to one as to the other, so they can both use the eame standard of good breeding ;i£ they choose. Good manners cost attention, and that is all. The same man or wo man who would feel disgraced, to write i for I, or to spell poorly, thinks it is no mat.ter if he eats with his knife, keeps his hat on in the house, or ia re miss in the many little things that custom has decided ought to be done. There is the same reason for being remiss in spelling as in politeness. Politeness is like an air-cushion though there may be notEing in it, it eases the jolt of this world wonder? fully." That one Is poor is no ex cuse for rough ways; neither doeB it excuse a slack table service. Itis..th6 little things that make living delight ful. Mrs....
LIME FOR THE SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
LIME FOR THE SOIL. The nature of the lime used de« perids upon the purpose for whioh.lt is required. Lime Is applied to the soil for the following-objects:-(a) To lighten heavy clays; (b) to .sweet en sour soils; (c) to supply plant lood. In the first case, either unslacked lime (powdered quicklime), or quite freshly slacked lime is the most ef fective, the action on the clay being both of a mechanical and chemical nature, breaking up the colloidal clay particles when the lime is slacked In contact with the clay. Slacked lime is much less effective, as the action Is only a mechanical one, as there la no combination of the lime with the silicates of the clay. While waiting for something to turn up it would be wise to get the plough ready for turning something up. "I am thinking of touring in Souttt Africa next season," remarked tho comedian. "Take my advice and don't," replied the villain. "An ostrich egg weigha from two to three pounds."4*
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. A physiological journal some time ago condemned the practice of boxing children's ears. The passage of the ear is closed by a thin membrane, specially adapted to be influenced by every impulse of the air, and with nothing but the air to support it in ternally. If anyone designed to break or overstretch the membrane, he could scarcely devise a more effective means than to bring the hand sudden ly and forcibly down upon the pass age of the ear, thus driving the air violently before it, with no possibility for its escape but by the membrane giving way. Many children are made deaf by this practice.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
A NEW PROPRIETARY FIRM INTRODUCED. HARRY DAVIES and CO., Ballarat, becomes Harry Da vies « Go. PROPRIETARY LIMITED. The New Proprietary Firm will combine Vast Experience of the past with Introduction of inost Modern Business Ideals. TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT A GREAT INAUGURATION SALE will be held, com . mencing from Friday, May 8th, 1914. Right in the Middle of the Season every Line will be reduced. A Galaxy of Bargains. WRITE FOR SALE LIST.-: HARRY DAVIES & CO. Proprietary Ltd., Ballarat. TENNIS TENNIS! JUST LANDED A NEW STOCK OF RACQUETS From Ayres, Slazenger, Prosser, And Bussey. Note the prices. The . . Phenomenon 45/ The . . Stadium . 42/ The . . Lambert Chambers 42/ (made specially for ladies'use.) The Demon Driver 42/ The N.S.D. . 42/ The Doherty . 37/6 And 25 other different lines varying in price from 8/6 to 35/ to choose from. Ayres and Slazcnger Balls, 17/6 per doz. Presses, Nets, Gut Preserver, and all other requisites stocked. Satisfaction Guaranteed at The Ballara...
Something to Help. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
Something to Help. When the Kaiser announced to Prince von Buelow that he had deci ded to appoint h' i 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 nex£ two or three months in the midst of cleaning operations." "Don't worry about that, my dear von Buelow," replied the Kaiser. "Present my beat 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 wo"ld place, a regiment of cleaners at thei...
What It Meant. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 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 waa 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 -their minds. Ho re traced the steps, and enforced some of the prelinrnary 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. "What does it mean?" he 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'clock, ...
FEATHERED WITH BOTTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
FEATHERED WITH BOTTLES. ; Baron Kenyon, at one time Lord Chief Justice of England, loved to hear himself talk, and his summings up were at times extraordinary exam ples of flamboyant speech. Here is a specimen taken from "Law and Laughter": . Addressing a butler convicted of stealing his master's wine, Lord Kne yon once said:-"Prisoner at the bar, you stand convicted on the most con clusive evidence of a crime of inex pressible atrocity-a crime that de files the sacred springs of domestic confidence, and is calculated to strike alarm into the breast of every Eng lishman who invests largely in the choice vintages of Southern Europe. Like the serpent of old, you have stung the hand of your protector. For tunate in having a generous employer, you might without discovery have continued to supply your wretched wife and children with, the comforts of sufficient prosperity, and even with some of the luxuries of affluence; but, dead to every claim of natural affection, and blind to your own...
Making Sure. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
Making Sure. A boy walked into a grocer's shop and handed to the assistant a paper containing some white powder. "J say," lie asked, "what do you think that is?" The grocer smelled it, then touched it with his finger, and placed some on his tongue. "Well, I should say that was soda," he said. "That's just what mother says," was the reply, "but father swears it's rat poison. Will you try it again to make sure?"
Others He had Heard Of. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
Others He had Heard Of. It was company field training/ . The captain saw a young soldier trying to cook his dinner with a badly made flre. Going to him, he showed him how to make, a quick-cooking flre, say ing: \ "Look at the time you are wasting. When I was on the West Coast, I often had to hunt my breakfast. I used to go about two miles in the jungle, shoot my food, skin or pluck it, then cook and eat It, and return to the camp under the hah hour." Then he un wisely added: "Of course you have heard of the West Coast?" "Yes, sir," replied the young sol dier, "and also of Ananias, George Washington, and de Rougemont." The chairman at a journalists' din ner the other day told the following story: "I met a newspaper man to-day whc came to Collins-street twenty years ago with exactly "twenty-five shillings In his pocket. He is how worth forty thousand pounds. He owes that entirely to his own ability ami energy, combined with good heatth and a high code of ethics, and the fact that a re...
Half and Half. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
Half and Half. An old woman of tremendous size lu.ilcd a tramear, and with consider able difficulty managed to climb up and got a .scat inside. When alio was comfortably settled, she looked around at a man seated beside her, and said with great vigor: "If you'd been 'arf a man, you'd 'ft' 'elped me hup!" The man gave a weary smile and replied, "If you 'ad only been 'arf tile woman you are, I mi&lt;;ht 'ave 'ad a try."
RICHES IN MIDDLE AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
RICHES IN MIDDLE AGE. The poetry of life gathers around its commencement and its close, just as the poet llnds Inspiration in the rising or setting sun. Infancy has its charm of innocence, youth has its charm of energy and hope, age has its charm of pathos. But around mid dle life there seems to gather no halo of poetry. The bird that wakes the morning with its song is silent in the midday hour. The burden and heat of the day are not favorable to music. The poet who will celebrate the open brow of childhood or. the furrowed cheek of age will find no inspiration in the anxious eye and busy front, of middle life. ' The maideij, who moves fancy free among the meadows; an'Ji the tired face and eyes of tranquil resignation, bordered by silver haj,r, may alike provoke his muBe. But who Avill sing of the middle-aged man or matron? The whole atmosphere of such lives lacks the poetic qual ity. Their existence i& practical, pro saic, dull. We find it hard to Invest such lives with poe...
A 'Weekly" Story. [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
A 'Weekly" Stsry. A maiden with a lot of Mod. 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 lie asked her to, she said: "OLI, yett'n, I will right gladly, Tliur." Nor did she dally or demur. "(Jan'sl. cook?" her lover asked. "Oh, . my!" She answered, "I can bake and Fri." Then down her lover promptly Sa'. And signed her up to run his flat. J'.S.-When fifty weeks and two were done, That happy couple had a Sun.
"One for the General." [Newspaper Article] — Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser — 27 May 1914
"One for the General." A few years ago, at a Colonial sta tion, a very pompous general was mak ing his annual Inspection of a famous Irish regiment; now, although he bore a great reputation as a martinet, he had seen no active service, and wjas one of those who judged a soldier's worth by his conduct sheet. There was serving in the regiment one Patrick O'Doherty, who had been through three arduous campaigns, and who was the proud possessor of five war medals, including one for "dis tinguished conduct on the field." Un fortunately for Patrick the piping times of peace had reigned for six years, and, owing to his weakness for strong drink and the allurements of the pretty girls in the garrison town, he was constantly in trouble, and only j that morning had been deprived of' his last good conduct badge, on the usual charge of "drunk and out of bounds." As the general passed down the ranks he was attracted by the magni ficent physique of the gallant but in corrigible Irishman, whose lef...