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Stony Broke. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
Slony Broke. The story te told of a Manchester lawyer who wis- retained as counsel for a man who stepped into a hole in the street and broke his leg. Suit was brought against the city in the sum of one thousand pounds, and the lawyer won the case. The city ap pealed, but again the verdict was in favor of the plaintiff. After settling up the claim, the lawyer handed his client- a golden sovereign. "What is this for?" asked the man. "That is what is left after taking out my fee, the cost of the appeal and other expenses." "What is the matter with this?" asked the client. "Ia It bad?"
PUNISHMENT OF GUILTY. IRISH PARTY'S DEMAND. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
rUXISHMUN'T OF OUILTY. IUISII VAUTY'S DEMAND. A nipctin^' of the Irish 1'arty was hflil in t!i:> House ot' Commons yesterday. Tho following resol at ion was mloptcvl:— "While holding police officers, who put troops in motion, primarily responsible for l»=s of life on Sunday, this party IiUhIjcs itself to insist upon nil' and fnii Tnvfsticatiun anil the punishment of thar guilty." The pirty also insists 011 the immediate abrogation of the proclamation prohibit— iciT the importation of arms.
SELFRIDGE'S MAXIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
| SELFRIDGE'S MAXIMS. "To travel hopefully is better than to arrive; and the true success is la b r." These words, written by Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson, hang above the desk of Mr. H. Gordon Selfrldge, head of the enormous store in Oxford street, and they provide the keynote character of the man, who, starting l.fe as a shop-sweeper, made such good use of his opportunities that, by the time he was thirty he was partner in the Marshall Field Store in Chicago—a store which has earned joint fortunes for its owners amount ing to over £100,000,000. Mr. Seli'ridge is a man who believes in maxims, and he has framed a num ber for his own guidance. They cer tainly point the way 'o success for the yt ung business man. Here are a few of his favorite ones: — "The cult of thoroughness is one of the strongest factors in success." "If an assistant has received in structions to perform a certain task in should try to find even a better way than that he has been told." "Imagination should prove one ...
THE DUBLIN TRAGEDY. FUNERAL OF VICTIMS. LONDON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
THE Dl'ULIX TKAGiiDY. ruNEu.vr, of victims LONDON, Wedtiowtaj" Impressive scenes wero witnessed iiu Dublin to-&lt;iay when the victims of f1i«. affray on Sunday worv buried iu G:as neviii ('omitery. Two hundred 11: nnsumi persons attend ed the interment. The crowds stowl bare headed as tho cortege [Kissed along this street, and the only pounds to bo heard were the bands playing tho funeral marches. A meeting of the Nationalist member* of the House of Commons was hold to-i'ay at the House of Commons. The meeting decided that the Nation alists would not oppose the second rend ing of the Home llulo Hill, providing that drastic amendments were made to tlut measure during the Committee stage.
WILY OLD NASIR-EL-DIN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
WILY OLD NASIR-EL-DIN. One day Nasir-el-din ascended the pulpit of the mosque, and thus ad dressed the congregation: "Oh, true believers! do you know what I am going to say to you?" ' No," responded the congregation. "Well, then," said he, "there is no use ot my wasting my time on such an ignorant set." And so saying, he came down from the pulpit. He went to preach a second time, and asked the congregation: "Oh, true believers, do you know what I am going to say to you?" "We know," replied the audience. "Then it is no use of my telling you," said Nasir-el-din, and again he descended from the pulpit. When he came next to preach, and asked his usual question, the congre gation, resolved to have a trial of his powers, answered: "Some of us know, and some of us do n t know." "0!" said Nasir-el-din, "let those who know tell those who do not know, and I shall be spared the trouble of preaching," and again he came down from the pulpit.
The Irish Situation. PROSPECTS OF AGREEMENT. EFFECT OF EUROPEAN CRISIS. ELECTION DEMAND ABANDONED. LONDON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
Tfie Irish Siiuatisii. PKOSPECTS OF AGREEMENT. EFFECT OF EUROPEAN CRISIS. ELECTION DEMAND ABANDONED. LONDON,^Thursday. A lie debate m (he House of Commons ort this Amending Home Rule Hill is awaite&lt;l with keen interest. It is widely lx-lieved that nil agreement is close at hand, as members of the ilou.-&lt;» are deeply impressed with the seriousness of the Euroixau crisis. Earl I'lymuuth, speaking in Glamor ganshire, said that. slnmgly as they con demned the, Government, the European, situation prevented the Opjiositioii any longer demanding a general election. Tlui Empire itself might be endangered if i.he.y did not hold together and sn.p[>orfc the Minister directing foreign affaire. The "Times" says that the claim fo~ ;i general election cannot be entertained iur the time being.
SENDING ARMIES TO SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
SENDING .ARMIES TO SLEEP. If a discovery by a German woman chemist fulfils expectations the vic tors in the battles of the future will bo those armies that manage to stay awake. She has invented a narcotic powder which, on exploding, produces a gas that will render large bodies of troops unconscious. Those near the spot where the powder explodes will not recover consciousness for eight or ten hours. Those on the outer ring of its quarer-mile zone of action will be so dazed for an hour or so as to be practically useless. The powder will be fired from shrap nel shells which explode in the air. It is being tested by the Prussian War Ministry, and it is rumored that sev eral other Powers, including Britain, have tried to acquire the invention. Shells of this sort have been sought after by gunnery experts for years. The only other war secret of the sort in actual use is the smoke shell adopt ed last year by Japan. When a smoke shell bursts it emits a vast cloud of oily black vapor which ...
CATHOLIC FEDERATION AIMS AND OBJECTS EXPLAINED. THE EDUCATION QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
CATHOLIC FEDERATION AIMS AND OBJECTS EXPLAINED. l'HK K))UO,\rili:v QUESTION. There was a very gathering at St. Uridget's Church. Berringa. la.-fc evening, to hear an address by I.I r J as. -Vf. Koutson. a vice-;>n«side;:' of tue Hal li"\at District Council. Mr lioutsoa saill that owing '» rapid progress niaile by the Federation throughout thr* Stale of Victoria, it was found necessary to form district councils in the largo itres. The JJallarat District Council s formed sonic time ago, of which lu> liad the honor to be elected vice-presi dent. He had been requested by tlio council to visit Berringa, and he was highly pleased to see such a large num ber present, 'l'he object uf his visit «;w to lay before the meeting the aims, anil objects of the Federation. They weru all aware that the Catholic federation was inaugurated in Victoria a little over tuo years ago, and it had grown witli remarkable rapidity. Hut before touch ing on the aims of the Federation here, it would be desir...
THE HAPPY MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
THE HAPPY MAN. Two men sat in'the lobby of an hotel the other night, arguing vocifer ously, while a third man smoking a. long aud costly cigar, listened to the , argument with a calm, comfortable, i serene air. | The argument was about happiness, i The men claimed, for different rea- | sons, that it was impossible to be per fectly happy—or, as one of them put it: "No fallible human being is capable tof so forgetting life's trials and tribu lations, or so withdrawing, so to say, from his defective mortal entity, as to become' completely possessed, even, for a moment, with a sense of perfect, happiness.!' ' The speaker turned to the man who was smoking'the long, expensive cigar so comfortably.1 ■■ ■ _ j - . . ( "Don't you. ,agree; to that, sir?" he 'asked. '.c The other flicked off his ash, with a chuckle. "Gentlemen," he said; "I arfr perfect ly happy now." : " ''What'." cried the first speaker. "You mean to.say yoijt are; perfectly happy—enrapt. in the presentiment —oblivious of all...
GREATER THAN GOLD CHAPTER XXII. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 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 XXII. hext day Sheila Dauvers was very ill really ill for the first time in. hor u-iftVi S.ham4a °'Do-vic returned in a whirl of excitement, ready to say auj , lor tile Btrl he adore J, but Sheila did not know him, and-not oni> the neighboring doctor was ie ,MUt t!l° bcst "Phiion J" Cork • l,„s hastily summoned. The girl wis bvRhn'nf n°t&lt;U hi8h fever brought jn bj shock and exposure. How such a ' cou'U iiuve happened .uo one coald tell, although Sheila it^/jii ;1C1. wanderings kept talking constantly f^°,u a.-NIff- Murphy, who told ;,er to keep in the grounds, and then of a andUlabHMl0iWOre a l0"S black cloak and black honuet; hut these ram blings were supposed to be due to ,le i'1''111"1 aild Ule I1001' Squire, Shamus and the rest ol the household were he side themselves with grief. ni^...
A FORGOTTEN PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
j A FORGOTTEN PAST. By H. J. BICKLE. The Coronation Theatre was pack ed from stalls to gallery with a vast audience whose absorbed attention seemed fixed almost breathlessly upon the stage. A big scene was in pro gress, a scene handled with fine dra matic skill, a situation that thrilled the house. It uas the first night ol a new play, the first appearance of a new actress, I and both were creating a wonderful impression. And now, in this tense, dramatic moment, when the woman I on the stage, a tragic figure, with pale i face and haunting eyes, stood battling I with a crisis in her life, the picture i that she made lived in the memory long after. I At the entl of the last act the cur-' tain- wnt- iirted- again and again; ap- ' plause, long sustained, echoed through the bu)ldii.fr; an extraordinary scene ot enthusiasm prevailed. She came in answer to that clamor ous call and bowed her thanks many times Iris JJJolde, the new dramatic star, a new queen of the stage, who had conquered a...
Incomplete. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
Incomplete. A clergyman's wif.e;-, re.cqritiy ad dressed a meeting of slum hbusewifes an their home duties. Tlib Address made the home life seem very ffne and ideal. >■ %.;! ;• One housewife present,^hpjjever, , said the. vicar's wife did not go far enough to help her. Said she: "She's all right as far as'she goes; but what I'd like to ask-is this: What would she do if the old. vicac came home an pay night with his envelope empty,,and wanted to fight her£" . . V.J J.. . . .V ;j
A Smart Boy. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
A Smart Bov. A country sergeant, anxious for a case, one day left on patrol. On his way he niet a cow and a calf grazing on the roadside. In the distance he saw a little boy coming' alon& The sergeant stopped him, and said: "Tell me, my good boy, do you know who owns this cow and calf?" "Xo, sir," said the little boy; "I don't know who owns the cow; but I know who owns the calf." "Who?" said the sergeant. "I should say the cow, sir."
ROKEWOOD. MEMORIAL TABLET UNVEILED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
KOKEWOUI). MEMORIAL TABLET UN VEILED. A special servic- wis h«l I in the Presbyterian Cha oh on Sunuay in connection wit a the m.v iling of the memorial tibiet to th« late Mrs Thomas Rass-d. Ti e R r. John Walker, of Ballaiat, conducted the service. The tahl t b a-s the fal lowing inscription : —" In loving memory of Am a L >nisd R is*ell, wife of Thomas Russell, of ' Wur rook.' Born at HoDar', Tasmania. Married 23rd August. 1860. Died at Haremere, Su-is>-x, England, 16ih April, 1913. , Who worshipped in this church. This tablet *b erected by her husband and child'en. Blessed are th-^ dead whicfi die in the Lord." * . i CHURCH OF ENGLAND. At a congregational m>*etifg h-Ul at Christ Chui cti th-* balance-sheet was submitted I y the tecretnry, Mr C. W. Stm brook, fo'- the 18 months endtd 30ih June, 1911. I obtain ed, amongst other item;1, a sfa'emmit " that the la*i poster fnir reads©.i £56 18a." T'ie fu lowing members of the church wer»* appointed a com m ttee for the ei sai...
A Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 1 August 1914
A Hint. "Dearest," he babbled, "the very stars shine in your eyes; the rubj iridesces in your lips; the lily palely rests upon your brow; the sun throws out its light-shafts from your tresses; the " "Wait a minute, Clarence," she in terrupted, "what 1 really want you to see is a diamond flashing from my third finger cn my left hand, and.some day I want to hear a gold band play ing there. Now go on with your gush!"