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Womerah Sports. SUCCESSFUL DAY. President: Mr. T. M. Thomas, junr. Judges: Messrs. D. P. Fahey, H. Arthur, P. Mason. Stewards: Messrs D. P. Moore, W. McLeod, A. G, Alford. Handicappers and Starters:—Log Chopping, Mr. J. Cowell; Foot Racing, Mr. R. M. Thomas. Committee: Messrs. H. J. Alford, J. Furlong, R. Moore, H. J. Alford, junr., E. Hamilton, J. Elmore, H. J. Summerfield, Jas. Cottrell, C. S. Alford, G. Quine, A. Thor, 13. Moore, D. Brown. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
XA^omerah Sports. SUCCESSFUL DAY. President: Mr. T. M. Thomas, junr. Judges: Messrs. D. P. Fahoy, 11. Arthur, P. Mason. Stewards: Messrs D. P. Moore, W. Mc Leod, A. G, Atford. Handicappers and Starters Lop Chop ping, Mr. J. Cowell ; Foot Racing, Mr. H. M. Thomas. Committeo: Messrs. H. J. Alford, J. Fur long,^ R. Moore, H. J. Alford, junr., E. Hamilton, J. Elmore, H. .1. Summerfield, Jas. Coltrell, G. S. Alford, G. Quine, A. Thor, 13. Moore, D. Brown. Woincrah .scored on Wednesday, and all enjoyed the only rtvilly line day of tlie Kaster holidays. The trip to the trysting place in "the hills was interesting, inasmuch as land that was a dead black from lires a few weeks ago, has since been converted by Nature into verdant green. The pros pects were certainly ple.is.ing from a pastoralists point of view. From noon onward the crowd be*an to arrive, and soon tho hall was thronged. Here an appetising dinner was provided by the ladies, whoso hospitality wns appre ciated later whrn an invit...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
Two days after Barbara had been in liondon she obtained permission of iior employer, the Countess Martinez, to spend the evening with the Glyns. The meeting was a little painful to ;>&lt; ili;'.ra at first. It almost brought the tears to her eyes to see Mrs. &lt;:;yn, who had been accustomcd to everything that wealth could com mand, seated in the small, low-ceiling t-il, shabbily furnished sitting room of the little suburban house—one of n long, monotonous row. Gilbert was at home when Barbara arrived, and his K'.ce was a little flushed as ho opened the door to her and greeted her in ihe narrow hall. G.ibert was only human, and he feit just a passing pang of humiliation 11s lie welcomed the girl he loved, the girl who had known him in such dif ferent circumstances to these sur roundings. But Barbara had not been with Gil bert and his mother and the two girls leug before she had quite cheered them up. "It is very hard on Gilbert," said J!rs. Glvn during the tempora...
NORTH DEVON MAIL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
NORTH DEVON MAIL SERVICE. So far the residents of North Devon have got little or no satisfaction in re gard to an improved mail service. Letters posted in Melbourne, or other parts of the State, addressed to North Devon, still go the more circuitous route via Traraljjon, and arrive at night; whereas if sent via Yarram the mail would arrive hours earlier. Some how the department lias not been moved to rectify this red-tape proce dure. The residents of North Devon have besought the department to grant a daily mail between Yarram and North Devon. The following correspondence is to hand per Mr Jas. Bennett M.Il.R., from the Deputy Postmaster-General—• 1 Adverting to your representation, and to a petition received at this officQ from Messrs D. P. Fahey, M. A- Wood, and other residents of Devon North, urging that a daily mail service bo established between Yarram Yarram and Devon North, I beg to inform you that, with the object of providing a daily service be tween Yarrani-Yarram und Devo...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
III. Jiarbara lmd seen a good deal of Paris, but not nearly so mucli as she would have liked to. The count ess, who was a victim of moods, had a melancholy one soon after they ar rived in the Gay City, and went ont very little of an evening, and Bar bara had to remain with her in her rooms at the Elysee Palace Hotel. But after a few days they went on to Cambo, and in the charming little Chateau Barbara was supremelv happy. The view over the country was su perb, and the air of the Pyrenees was 5" glorious that only to breathe it was to feel the joy of life In Cambo she found the countess? less exigent. Madame had visitors, end Barbara was not always invited to join them. She was told that she might make little excursions on her own account, and she did not fail to do so. The countess went out now more frequently than she had done in r'aris—and she went alone. The gossip of the servants at the Chateau speedily enlightened liar bara as to the change in he count ess's habits. "Madame is...
WEST ALBERTON SPORTS. OFFICIALS.—President, Mr. J. W. Gregory; vice-presidents, Messrs. Geo. W. Ross, L. Dessent; committee, Messrs. E. Chenhall, S. Newton, L. Dessent, F. Newton, F. Hickey, G. Goodson, C. Dessent, A. O'Keefe, W. Dessent, T. J. McGalliard, J. Stephenson, P. Taylor, A.J. Rossiter, C. Goodson, A. Woods, H. O'Reilly, J. E. Chenhall, W. Ryan, L. Irvine, R. Lucas, L. J. Tuomy, Thos. Willis, J. T.Everett, A. Widden; secretary and treasurer, Mr. R. Trigg; starters, Messrs Jas. Cotter and Gus Blane (chops); handicappers, Messrs John Cowell (chops), P. J. Ju[?]iper (bicycle), V.A.L. (footracing); judges, Messrs H. J. Alford and Francis Blane. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
WEST ALBERTON SPORTS. Officials.—President, Mr. J. W. Gre gory; vice-presidents, Messrs. Geo. \V. Ross, L. Dessent; committee, Messrs. K. Chonhall, S. Nowton, L. Dessent, F. Newton, F. Hickoy, G. Goodson, C. Des sent, A. O'Keofe, W. Dessuut, T. J. Mc Galliard, J. Stephenson, i'. Taylor, A.J. Rossiter, C. Goodson, A. Woods, H. O'Reilly, .1. E. Chenhall, W. Ryan, L. Irvine, R. Lucas, h. J. Tnomy, Thos. Willis, J. T.Everett, A. Widden ; secre tary and treasurer, Mr. R. Tri^p; star ters, Messrs Jas. Cotter and Gus Blanc , (chops); handicappers, Messrs John Co well (chops), P. J. Ju:;irer (hicvcle), V.A.L. (footracing); judges, Messrs H. J. Alford and Francis Blanc. "Won't t lit! farmers smile," was ;i remark passed at Wc>l Albcrton on Easter Monday, l>y one who was shel tering with the rest from a heavy 1'iiin squall. The. management looked dis appointed, 11s indeed they were, at the spoiling of the sports by tlio boisterous weather. So much had been accom plished by the Recreatio...
HOOPS. With the arrival of the hoop season, Jessie Pope sends me the following:— [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
HOOPS. With the arrival of the hoop season, Jessie Pope sends me the following: — When you're walking Rood as gold Down the new suburban street, Where the villas to be sold Are inordinately neat, When you're musing with dejection On the latest by-election, Or brooding over business which is wearing rather thin, If there comes a savage clanking And a swift metallic spanking 4ml a bounding loop of Iron barks a segment of your shin— I'ray accept the situation With submissive resignation— Hoops are in! When you're driving in your car With the luggage up behind, And a week-end free and far In the forefront of your mind— If a maiden small and sporting Sends a wooden sphere cavorting In the middle of the roadway with an oscillating spin, And all blue-eyed and seraphic Marks tlie panic of the traffic And the progress of her plaything with appreciative grin— Prithee check your malediction: 'Tis a time-honored affliction: IIoops are in! —London "Opinion.,. I
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YARRAM WEEKLY STOCK SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YARRAM WEEKLY STOCK SALES. Messrs. Tlico. B. Little and Co. report:— At Tnora on Wednesday we yarded 3.10 head of cattle. The demand was good and wo sold the majority at prices fullv cnual to late rates. We quote as follows —3! yr old bullocks £7, l'.it cows (small) at £5 15s and £5 3s, 'J\ yr old steers £0, £-1 15s Gd, £4 13s Gd, smaller at £1 10s and £3 ISs Gd, IS months steers £2 13s, £2 'J* young heifers in calf (backward) £3, J.1, vr old heifers in calf £4 5s, emptv heifers' £2 9s, £2 Gs Gd, forward conditioned cows £4 12s Ud, £4 Is, £4 Is, store cows £3 lGs £3 13s, £3 12s, £3 2s Gd, poddies 22s Gd, lSs We havo sold the Dunderdale property at Alberton, containing 510 acres, at a satisr factory price.
OFFER FOR AN OUTLET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
OFFER FOR AN OUTLET. Mr. A. llcnry, of Bingimvarri, on waited on the Alberton;sl)ire. council Thursday Inst, introduced by Cr. Barry. His trouble, like many hill country settlers, was an outlet from Iiis pro perty in order to get in touch with the markets. At present lie could not ride out. Some time ago M r. Wills graded a road to Messrs. A. and F. Henry's holding, leading on the Albert Valley road, with a grade of 1 in I t. The estimate was sent down at £132—GO chains at £,'2. Mr. Henry inade an offer on behalf o£ himself and brother, to do the work for half Mr. Wills' estimate, and to wait till the beginuing of tlio next financial year for payment. Needless to say councillors viewed the offer in a favorable light, and wished that others similarly situated would come forward with something as good. Or. Barry spoko sympathetically. He knew the Henry's had been on the property 11 or 15 years, and intended going in for dairying, but could not do so unless given an outlet. All the sou...
CONCERT AT CARRAJUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
GONGERT AT CARRAJUNC. The Carrnjung people are music,uid fun loving, and to nil concerts and other attractions in their local ha!) they turn up i:i good numbers. On Mon day evening, although rain had been falling intermittently throughout the day, the hall was well filled. It was the first ot what is intended to be an nual concerts on Kaster Monday night. The committee had arranged a very interesting programme, including sev eral singers entirely new to the hills audience, and some old favorites. Mr and Mrs Rigg wen? given a good recep tion. The lady possesses a fine soprano voice, and is the daughter of Mr J. Tanner, of Ulackwarry. Mr and Mrs Tiigg, with their baby, arc spending a holiday in the hills. Jler first item was " Angus McDonald," and as her clear, sweet voice penetrated to every part of the hall, there was deep silence as though the audience cared not to lose so much ns one note. At the finish there was no denying the demand for an encore. Seldom had anyone present heard...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
MKLIJOURNK IMC MAHKKT. Messrs Adumson, Strettlc & Co. report i as follows 1000 yarded. Stores.—Very I few penned. Competition keen for pood | sorts at slightly advanced prices. I haeon sort* 37s to 43s, seconds 28s to 31s. I Porkers.—Light supply ; prions firm. Primo heavy 10.^ to 40;!, a few pens of j extra choice to f>0s, prime light 34s to 33s. Baconer*.—Small yarding, including: a number of prime pi«s, for which eompeti- I tion wart keen at slightly advanced rates, I for others prices unchanged. Prime heavy I 69s to 75s, prime medium G2s to 67s, prime I light, 50a to 59?,' intermediate sorts from Thco. 15. Little Co. hold a clear- 1 ing sale for Rev. \V\ H. Cvumin^hain | on Wednesday next, a ml on Monday j their usual sale at Uud^oree. ! S. H. it Co. hold a clearing sale for Mr h\ M. Petursou on Thursday next.
THE HONORED GUEST I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
THE HONORED GUEST By Derwent Miall. Tho room was in darkness, nnd the moad of the occupant was black. He lolled back in a well-stuffed armchair, his eyes fixed abstractedly upon .1 dis tant constellation that showed through the open window, his inward vision entirely occupied in imaginary con templation of mi archly provocative feminine face. Jock Ballina was esteemed by his , intimates for a young mail of re ! source—an adroit and amiably -wilful person. Hut for tho moment he saw no arts by which he might counter the weighty opposition of Joshua Mul grave, M.P., to his marriage with Syl via, sole daughter and only hope of hia mushroom house of Mulgrave. The room in which lie sat was the dressing-room apportioned to his use during his stay at ilawes Park, the Jiulgravcs' magnificent, restored, re habilitated, re-decorated country house. Mr. Jlulgrave had been a coun try neighbor of Jock's father for twen ty years, prospering progressively all tiie while, whereas the Ballinas had mar...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
Hawes Park—like Death—lias many gates, and that Mr. Stoggs should ar rive without his host's knowledge was not in any way remarkable. Jock hint ed to Mr. Mulgrave, In a hurried aside before dinner, that the man of mil lions had lost his luggage at the junc tion, but that he had been able to fit him out secretly with clothes for the evening. Mr. Mulgrave approved of this as a friendly act. The dining-room at Hawes Park was a very splendid apartment, but Ga briel Green—to give the pscudo-Stoggs his real name—was accustomed to the splendors of the mansions of the great, and viewed the display of sil ver oil sideboard and table, and even the pictures 011 the walls, with a quiet ly appraising eye rather than with the gaping wonder of the humble. It had been intended that lie should take Syl via in to dinner, but Sylvia, after learniug the result of Jock's interview with her father, had determined never I to touch food again, and was In point of fact crying her eyes out in her rose pink b...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
in. Tiie Cabinet .Minister and Ms seere tarv had gone to their apartments. A despatch box had come from town, and public affairs claimed them. Other guests made their adieux, and by eleven o'clock only a small and inti mate group remained grouped by the drawing-room fire—host and hostess, vicar and vicar's wife, and Jock Bal lina. Mr. Mulgrave stood with Uis bad: to the Are, gently see-sawing from heel to toe in front of the carved emblazoned mantel. "I am agreeably surprised in Mr. Stoggs," he observed complacently "His outlook is very refreshing. It is not alwavs that the very rich ap preciate the trials and temptations of Itlie poor. Quite a privilege to know him." "Oh, a young man of excellent prin ciple?," chanted Mr. Trott, the \ icar, in his clear, gently mournful mono tone; "one can see at once that wealth lias not spoiled him." "I think he has a very kind face, put in the vicar's wife timidly, and 110 one dissented. " 'Kind hearts,' " quoted Mr. Mul grave, see sawing, " 'ar...
Sound Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
Sound Advice. The Muddlcton footballers were re turning homo after having defeated their opponents, and consequently sev eral of them had a surfeit of spirits. As the train drew up at a small sta tion one of the party who appeared to he more foolish even than the oth ers, and who was sucking a two-for a-penny cigar, popped his head out of the carriage window and address ed an elderly man who was leading a donkey. " 'Ow much'll ver take for the moke, guv'uor?" The answer staggered the youth and convulsed those within hearing distance. "You've enough to do to keen your self, lad. without buying another, so draw in your head, and mind your" ears against the sides o' the win dow." Head men tell no tales; which may explain why widows so often marry again. I' Says a daily p:tj«U' advertisement: "Motor for sale; owner no further use." Why isn't he? Mo has either said too much or too little.
A GREAT ENGINEERING WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
A GREAT ENGINEERING WORK. The completion 01' the Los Angeles aqueduct. says the '"Scientific Ameri can," marks the successful tailing of an arduous struggle with nature in its most rugged aspects of mountain ami desert, and with powerful and subtle private interests for the pos session of a priceless suw>Jy of water. The ten aqueducts of ancient Rome were marvels of engineering skill and durability; but their construction stretched over a period of Jive cen turies, against the eight years that have elapsed since the Los Angeles aqueduct was first proposed, and the length and dimensions of the ancient Roman aqueducts bear no comparison with that of modern Los Angeles. The longest of the Iioinan aqueducts was miles, while the Los Angeles aque duct is lifj-l miles in length, from the intake on Owens Itiver to the city limits of Los Angeles. The irrigation aqueducts of the lnea Indians of an cient Peru, one of which was 3G&lt;> miles long, are among the wonders of the worl...
A CHINESE FUNERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
A CHINESE FUNERAL. A most curious sight is the funeral of a Chinee, and in describing the same it is necessary briefly to relate the mode of procedure just prior to and after death. When a Chinese becomes danger • oiisly ill, if the relatives consider there is no hope of his recovery, his face is turued towards the window, and once thus turned, he seldom re covers. In passing, I think it just as well to mention that in China it is not necessary to have any medical train ing or pass any qualifying examina tion to become a doctor, but the aver age Chinese medico has usually pre pared himself by careful perusal of books written for that purpose pre vious to establishing himself as a curer of ills. Of-course the success of his practice depends largely on his ability to cure. But there is no law in China to prevent an unqualified man from practising. After death, the body is taken into the parlor, where the corpse is dress- > ed in special clothes—the best the family are able to procu...
CHARACTER IN YOUR THUMBS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
CHARACTER IN YOUR THUMBS. Just aa tho chin gives qualities to the face, so the thumb marks tno personality of the hand, and is an unerring index to a man's natural strength or weakness of character. The man with a long, straight | thumb, square at the tip, possesses good mental capacity, and can al ways bo relied upon to carry out successfully any work with which he may be entrusted. His temperament is even and judicial; he is a horn governor of men, overcomes difficul ties, carries himself with dignity, and by his ability to concentrate all his faculties upon the matter in hand, combined with his tenacity of pur pose, rapidly become- a power among his fellows. If the thumbs be long, thick, and heavy at the tip, with the joints prom inent, a tyrannical and cruel nature is indicated, everything being viewed from an intensely selfish standpoint. A short, straight thumb sliows ob- ; stinacy and driving power. If very thick and heavy at the tip, a brutish, unreasoning disposition will b...
A RUSSIAN WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
A RUSSIAN WEDDING. A Russian wedding is described by a traveller who was one of the invited •guests. It was to take place at S p.m., but the bride, of course, was late. Instead of arriving at eight o'clock, it was nearly nine before she made her appearance. She was pre ceded by her nephew, a little boy five years old, holding an image of "Our Lord." The child gave this to the priest, and then the service began. Neither orsan nor any musical in strument is allowed in the Russian Church, so the choir, consisting of five men, chanted. The priest alter nately read and the choir chanting went on for about half an hour. The priest then addressed several words to the bride and bridegroom. Two gentlemen, "gnrcons d'honneur," or groomsmen, stepped forward and were each siven a crown, which they were to hold over the bride and bride groom's head until the end of the Bervice. The priest th'.ui put a wedding-ring on the third linger of the right hand of each, and "the chanting went on as before...
ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. In the year 1S2S there appeared in the streets of N'yremburg a youth who could apparently not even stand se curely. Upon his person a card was found, statins that, owing to certain directions, he had been kept since liis birth in absolute seclusion, never I seeing anyone or being taught any thing. Gradually the boy was taught to read and write, though, till his dis covery, he could not speak a word ex cept to say his name, "Kasper Mau ser," which he had been taught to re peat like a parrot; nor did he know the name o£ a single object. By de grees he related that he had spent all his life in a dark "hole," where he was fed by a man every day, though he could not describe liini, owing to the darkness in which he had always seen hint. At last Kasper Mauser was taken in charge by an English nobleman — Lord Stanhope—and educated to take the place of a j^rk; but one day, while out walking! the young man, who was now about twenty-one years old, acc...
"BOBS" AMONG THE BULLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 17 April 1914
"BOBS" AMONG THE BULLETS. "Talk about your commanders," said Tommy Atkins, "Bobs is the boy for me. I found out what he was in Afghanistan. My company was dig ging trendies, and while finishing one the Afghans began firing, and the bul lets whistled close to our heads. "Well, there was a kid in the company that couldn't have been over IS. Never ought to have let liim 'list. He was always growling and kicking, and at the llrst fire, down he went flat on his face, and laid there. Then along came 'Bobs,' cool and easy, and sees the kid. 'Hello, there!' says 'Bobs,' 'What's the matter, you fellow, down there? Get up and fight with your company.' 'No. 1 can't!' whines the kid. 'Can't,' says 'Bobs,' jumping down into tho trench and .hauling the hoy up. 'What's the mat ter with you that you can't? Are you ' hurt?' 'No. sir,' says he, 'I'm afraid of getting hit.' 'Well, you're a line soldier!' says the general. Then he looked at the boyish face of the lad. and his face softened. 'I suppose ...