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AUTHORS' WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
AUTHORS' WIVE8. Somo authors ..havo frooly acknow ledged their ImlobtedncBS to tholr wives. Tom Ilood had such coufidonco In liiii wife's Judgment that' he read and re-read and corrected with her all ho, wrote. Many of hlo articles wnro first dictated to her, and her reiiy memory supplied him with Ills refer- ■ ences and quotations. Ho frequently dictated the first draft of . his arti cles, although they were always finally copied out In • lila peculiarly clear, neat writing, which, was so legi ble and good that speclmonB were once or twice begged by printers to givo tholr compositors a first and easy. lesBon ,ln reading handwriting. Alacuulay read all his articles to his sister before sending them to the proBBl' and Anthony Trollope said that no person but his wlfo had over read a line of his manuscript, "to my very groat advantage in matters of tasto." J The' most noloworthy examplos of Joint authorship aro those of Saniuol Carter and Anna Maria Hall and of William and Mary Howltt...
CHARACTER IN CHINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
CHARACTER IN CHINS. A pointed chin ia said to be a sign of craftiness. A soft, fat, double chin shows sen suousneBB and an indolent tempera ment. • A' flat chin shows a cold, hard na ture; a small chin indicates weakness, want of will power, and cowardice. A retreating chin is a sign of sil liness, and, if the brow be shallow, of imbecility. Where the space between the nose and the red part of the lip Is short and very sharply cut, it indicates re finement and delicacy of' perception, but not much power. There is no force of intellect where this, space is usually short. A rather long but not. flat upper lip denotes nn eloquent person.' A very long upper lip, which is flat, and which belongs to a straight, or formless, or too thick-lipped mouth, is a Blgn of a low and vicious type of character. A square and massive chin shows strong and determined will. . What is that which is always in I place yoc. always out of .order?— -The letter * c.
LACONIC LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
LACONIC LETTERS.. Victor .Hugo, the groat French poet and novelist, could, be.'very lengthy at times, but he knew; how to be laconic also, "Les Misoraljles' liad just is sued from the press, and' Hugo, who was in the Channel Islands, was an xious to learn how it was selling. Be ing desperately busy, he contented himself with inscribing the note of interrogation on a postcard——ex pecting that his publisher would give him a full account of the sales. . But the publisher gave tlt-for-tat, the. re ply coming back simply "!" ] , Disraeli could be brief and bitter, but lie could also be brief and diplom atic. A bore who claimed acquaint ance with him perpetrated a boolt, and straightway sent a copy to. the states man, hoping to get a criticism from him which would boom it nvltli the public. He was, liowever, quite un able to determine whether the reply was a compliment or an insult. It simply read, "I shall waste no time in reading the book which you have so Itindly sent me." . A model of...
No Need to Hurry. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
No Need to Hurry. During a lecture a well-known au-' thority on economics mentioned the fact that in one country the number of men was larger than that of' wo men, and he added humorously, "I can therefore recommend the ladies to migrate to that part of the world.". A young lady seated in one of the , front seats got up in great Indigna tion and waB leaving the room rather noisily, whereupon the lecturer re marked; "I did not mean that need be .done in euch a hurry aa that!"
THE STRENGTH OF A SPIDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
THE STRENGTH OF A SPIDER. The amazing strength of spiders is shown in a number of well-authen ticated instances. Thus we have an instance of a half-inch spider. catch ing a two-Inch fieh. It was of the ground or, wolf family. A scientist came upon it struggling with a lish on the jdge of a little pool. Its c aws were hurled in the fish's tail; it had the tail out of the water, but ■ the head still remained underneath. The spider struggled to pull the fish up the bank, and the fish struggled de sperately to draw the spider lato the pool. For ten minutes the scientist, watched this silent and deadly fight. Then he hurried away for a bottle in which to put the combatants when lio captured them. He was gone fbout half-an-hour, and .011 his return the end had come. The fish was dead, and the spider was slowly dragging its victim- away.'
A RAILWAY ACROSS THE OPEN SEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
A RAILWAY ACROSS THE OPEN .SEA. The Florida Keys Railway 'runs-'' from the mainland for a distance of one hundred and twenty-four miles ' over what Is practically open eea. Im agine a string of tiny Islets, stretch-. ing like the broken-off piers of some Titanic bridge, right out Into the . great salt ocean, and you "nave the Florida Keys. Most of them are only a few rods In extent. Here and there is one that reckons Its area in acres; while four or Ave among them are islands, rather than islets, cover ing several square miles. Big or lit tle, however, they serve merely as stations for the railway, which runs over and upon them with the open sea on either side of it. Moreover, the viaducts and embankments that carry the trains, although immensely strong, are so narrow and steep that the passengers look out upon ocean only. There is no land what ever in sight during the greater part of the trip.
A PATRIARCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
A PATRIARCH. The! oldest living thing In the world Is thought to lie the famous cypress in' the .churchyard of tho vil lage of Santa Maria del-Tula, a few miles from Mexico City. Experts, Judging by .the gigantic bole of tho tree and by, the slow growth , of this species, have estimated the ago of the patriarch, of all trees to be be tween flvo and' six thousand yoars. These , figures are staggering to tho Imagination. .On the lowest compu tation, when the seed from which tho tree'sprang fell upon the earth, King Menes was holding the first reign In Egypt of which wo have historic knowledge — three thousand years B.C. It was a slender stripling two hundred years old when Cheops drove Ills subjects with the lash to the. labor of building the Great Pyra mid. It had_ reached a lusty youth of one thousand five hundred, years when the Israelites made their exo dus from'the land of the Nile. .This living thing In tropical America was silently: attaining to its present sta ture and vigor. ...
The Lost Parchment (By Arrangement with Ward, Look and Co., Melbourne.) (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XIV. A Clue. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
The Lost Parchment By FERGUS HUME. (By ;Arrangement with Ward, Look .. and Co., Melbourne.) (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XIV. A Clue. Needless to say, as it had been agreed to keep the discovery secret for, the present, Hendle did not dis charge Mrs. Beatson forthwith. Such an action, justifiable though it would have ■ been, might lead to awkward 'questions being asked, and Carring ton, for obvious reasons, advised cau tion. As things now stood the house keeper would keep silent for her own sake, so the next day she went about her usual duties as if nothing had hap pened. None' of the servants knew about her excursion, as it was sup posed she had remained in her own room, according to her usual custom. So far as the outside world was con cerned everything was safe, and the two men had time to look into mat ters, at their leisure. It made .Rupert's gore rise to have the trea cherous woman'under his roof, but until he was assured of the truth of the will, he did not dare to get rid ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
HAS REPEATEDLY USED IT '•I have repeatedly usod Chamberlain's Cou^h Kemddy and always depend upon it when Mifleriivz from severe colds," writes Mr A. 13. Fry, G>»wler street, Mb. Barker, S.A. "On one occasion 1 had a feverish cold which turned, tn bronchitis, but ft few doses of Chamberlain's Cough , Remedy fixed nie up. Chnmberlain's j Cough Remedy is a thoroughly reliable remedy." Sold eveij where. The btnrder sat in liis lonely room, His heart was heavy as load, His eyoH were watery with the "flue," And throbbing was his head. But soon a familiar voice he heard, 'Twos his old friend Mr. Jure, Who, hearing li6 was vory ill, Bought. Woeds' Great Peppermint Cure URANA P. & A. ASSOCIATION •!s^4s^ss4s^ss4s^s«ss' :nime¥bbmth ANNUAL SHOW." 1.v1,"y 111;1 ?:1 ,ip-•""": ^mbhihimp. TUE8DM & WEMESOflY";" • 7th and Sth @0f©®13Es, 1913 FAT SHEEP. CLASS A. 1 Best Three Pat Merino Wethers. First Prize, £1; second certificate 2. Best Two Pat Crossbred Ewes, v First Prize £1; se...
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU LAUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU LAUGH. ' Few people know., what' dangers . lurk in excessive laughter./, When we laugh our regular breathing is chang- . ed, coming in quick, short respira-.' tlonB, because the throat muscles are contracted. It is'tor this reason.that, when laughing very heartily; at, some good joke, we have often to gasp for breath. At times we are' obliged to hold our sides on account of the pain a hearty laugh causes us, owing to the. partial suffocation of the lungs through cutting off their proper air; supply. ' • Every muscle in the body becomes contracted during a fit of laughter. Often the blood vessels in the faqo be come congested, causing it to turn red and purple. Should this conges tion continue for any length' of time, apoplexy resulting in death might well occur. It Is better in theso cir cumstances to laugh until we cry, for the shedding of tears relieves the congestion of the brain. Tears caus ed by grief do good.in the same way; and that is how, after a great s...
CHAPTER XV. Circumstantial Evidence. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
CHAPTER XV. Circumstantial Evidence, Rupert-felt very uncomfortable. It was bad enough to have Mrs. Beatson in the housei when he knew how trea cherous she was; but it was worse to entertain Carrington as his guest. The barrister undoubtedly was deter mined to>-make money at the cost of honor., And what was more, he would probably gain his ends, unless the truth came to light. And the truth required to adjust matters was to learn beyond question what was the name of the individual who had mur dered the vicar. . If, indeed, Mallien was the culprit, Rupert felt that he was in Harrington's power. It was impossible to allow the truth to come to Lawson's ears, as then Mallien would be arrested and there would he a public scandal. Yet if Carrington, who knew all details, were not brib ed largely to keep silence, it seemed likely that he would denounce the miserable man. Of course, as yet, Hendle-could not be certain that liiB cousin had committed the crime; but circumstances were again...
Bulk Handling of Wheat. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
Bulk Handling of Wheat. ^Thje Minister for Laridsand Ag riculture is satisfied that'the bulk '.hanciling of wheat for export must 'be introduced as: quickly as cir Icutri.stancesf will/allow. Discuss- • "ink;the rep.ort ;cif the;"'American expert which' he has ju£t presented to . Parliament, Mr Trefie des cribes'the present sjpstem of hand ling: infhags as slow cumbersome, -apd; expensive., Mr ..Burrell esti mates that it costs :4d- per bushel 't'6"despatcb': 1000 ; bags -from •; the !fjTrr4,to"'1the . ship" )un'&lt;iernp*esent ^conditions, .which inyplve/ consid erable loss^of ^grainV.by /damage and leakage, v^hile under the bulk |sy8ie|5^with^uWt^-iTn'd terminal ^ejg$£i]kor)5';tti 9^t^n>6¥n.-hajad li ng "would not'exceed I'd .'per? bushel. In other.„w.bcds^on« a crop, of 30,000,000 bushels we 'are % throw Com pared &lt;vith the saving which the ;handling.of,grairV .in,rb,ulk; would effect, the cost of- introducing it '■'does-not appear'extravagant Mr "Burrell es...
Skating Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
Skating . Carnival. ■ • It* '■ '"Aftyery successful skating carni val was held in the School of Arts, Oaklands, on Tuesday night of last week, when a large num ber of skaters in plain and rartcy di'ess -were on the; floor. The jS>116wing ;wei:e .the principal char acters-:— . • -•••• ••'■■■■ Miss'B. Holland, "Tennis Girl." -.-Miss D. Holland, "^Bulgarian Girl." - Miss.Syden.ham, "Quaker Girl." Miss D. Sydenham, "Daffodil." Miss Davis, "Southern CrosS.'' -t Mr R. Holland, "Periott." ^MrlfCAngtis, "Sol Green:"*" sttMv Gross, Abs.entjminded Beg 2ar." . . _ " j„ , Mr Sanderson, "Paris Fash iopj3.",,v . • ! s M-riJ.:Kuschert,:"SaQ Suits.'' ■'jj'Mr' B:, Wilson, "Policeman." , TJ'/.^il'patftcSk,' "Periott." McDonald; -"King Ghatriesl.'-v Special prizes were awarded as -fqljow? ' r'j. * r' J j6es£ lady's costume; Miss Davis. Best skater, Miss D. Sydenham. Best pair ih. fancy dress, Miss Sydenham and- Mr ■ Atfgu's. ,.t;3eist''gent's CoStunie,,Mr Angus. ^Best.-gen tlernan Skater, 'Mr An :g...
YARRAWONGA STOCK SALE [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
YARRAWONGA STOCK SALE ': ; McPherson, Thom and Co. re port having held their usual fort nightly sale at YarrawDnga on 17th inst., when, a good yarding of both sheep and cattle came forward. There was a good attendance of buyers, and prices realised were oh a par with late sales. Sheep— 20 fat 2-tooth cross ewes and we thers 19s lid; 18-fat 4-tooth cross ' wethers 19s 5d; 23 dp. 19s 5d; 19 fat 4-tooth cross merino ewes 19s 7d: 20 4-tooth merino wethers 17s 2d; 19 do. 17s; fat lambs to 14s 7d; 52 6 and 8-tooth merino ewes, 100 per cent, larpbs, 19s 5d; 268 mer ino e'wes, lambs" at foot, 13s Id. Cattle— Account James Sloane and Son, Mulwala, 6 prime cows £7 19s. Various owners—8 fat bullocks £6 l'8i; 1 fat heifer £4 18s; 4 steers £4 3s; 1 fat steer £5 13s;.l fat-heifer $4 16's; 10 head mixed young cqttle £2.15s;: 20 1J steers and heifers £2 7s; 8 heifers £2 7s. i
Commercial. WILBY STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
^WILBY STOCK SALE.: . , .., McPhersori, THptri and Co-: re 'pbrt'.haVlrig held their stock -sale atfWilby, on Wednesday, 16th inst. 'Everything'bffered^met with keen competition,' and the whole1'yard ^ii/with the exception'b£ one line of.ewesi w^s. disposed of. Siieep— >39 fat cross wethers' ,19s; 53 l.m. cross and mer.ino ewes with 30 lambs at foot 15s }d| :95 cross weaners 15s.4d;-_ 115 cross weaners •14s 8d; 31 2-tooth .'cross wethers 18s. Cattle—Fat, cows to £6 16s; 2 year old steers :to £3' 13s; 2 year Old heifers tq £2 15s; 21 head mix ed young cattle £2 3s 6d; poddies I to £2 4s-6d; springers to £6 2s.
Federal Land Tax. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
Federal Land Tax, Since the Federal land tax came ' into .operation,v three years ago, land of an unim proved value of oyer ^20,000, 000 has passed out of the field of taxation. The coinmis missioner points out, however, that the whole of these aliena tions cannot be claimed as evidence of increased settle ment on the land throughout .■Australia";' Many families, he: stated, had subdivided their' ;j pint interests, so as to secure -the. lower rate of tax and sep arate deduction for the • indivi dual share, i In such cases the virtual ownership remained the same During 1910-] 1— the first year of the tax—land of an „ unimproved value of ^*11,500,000 passed out of the taxable field. The next year the amount receded to £9,000,-. 000, while the estimate for the third year is only, £3,500,00o. In Mr McKay's opinion, the tax is preventing the accumu lation of land in large estates, and its general effect is in the direction of inducing sub-divi sion of estates now held. More than half the...
urana Presbyterian Church INDUCTION OF REV. J. A. CRAIGEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 22 August 1913
urana Presbyterian Church INDUCTION OF REV. J. CRAIGEN. There was a large attendance at che Urana Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, to witness the induction of Rev. J. AJCraigeni The weather was anything' but favorable, heavy rain falling dirr-" ing the day, and this no doubt prevented many counffy people from being present. Tne cere mony was performed by Rev. Wm. Tullqch, of Deniliquin (Moderator of the Murrumbidgee Assembly), assisted by the Interim Moderator, Rev. J. R. S- Reid (Narandera), and Rev. John Dykes (Jerilderie) The proceedings opened with the 100th Psalm. The Moderator then delivered a brief but power ful sermon, taking as his text St. Matthew, 6—10, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done." The rev. gentleman explained the meaning of his text, taking it part by part. He urged the congrega tion to do all in their power to as sist their minister, aswithout their help, his arm would fail. Rev- Dykes read the edict, afte^ which . " Rev. Reid addressect-the congre gat...
Recent The Rock Collision NIGHT OFFICER UNSUCCESSFUL ON APPEA[?]. SYDNEY, Monday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 29 August 1913
Recent The Rock Collision NIGHT OFFICER UNSUCCESSFUL ... ON APPEA j. ■"' J SYDNEY.. Monday Niglit. • The - collision. ;;' between the Mel bourne ; express and the goods train at 'Ttve 'Rook- was_ tiie subject of an inquiry by the Railway Appeals Board to-day, •when'-the' night officer, wlio was* dismissed from the service, fol , lowing ;:a~ ;departmental: investigation iiitb' tlie circumstances of the acci dent, appealed against the decision. The, appellant explained that there wasonly three minutes to spare from the time set to the road until the' express -was upon him. He could ■not say at'the time whether or not the arms obeyed the lever, but later, when, further tests "\yere made, the .arms did not obey the lever. The ob ject in making, the tests was to de monstrate that the interlocking gear ■was wrong. !;'■ The appeal- was dismissed. . .
Urana Directory [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 29 August 1913
'j Tirana Directory URANA (N iS.W.)—A postal, money order and telegraph town, on the north ern side of Urana Creek, at the jane '■en of five stock routes, equidistant *rom Narrandera and Corowa, and be ♦wsen Wagga and Deniliquin; State Electorate of Corowa, Federal Electorate of Riverina, distant 70 mile3 from Albury, 405 miles from Sydney, 220 from Melbourne. A daily train servos Urana, connecting with the main South3rn lino at The Rock. Coach to and from Corowa via Oaklands. •There is a daily mail from both Sydney and Melbourne. The chief industry is are farming and grazing. Population of town, 400; district, 2500. UraJia is the" central office of the Urana Land District, and the Land Board meets here periodically. It is also an important post office telephone exchange centre, with 41 subscribers, all the surrounding stations and principal farmers being connected, it is also con with Lockhart and Jerilderie. Urana is noted for the splendid gravel deposits in the vicinity, and the ...
Oaklands School of Arts Concert. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 29 August 1913
Qakiands School of Arts ~ s Concert. The concert given by Yarra wonga friends in aid of the above on Wednesday, August 20, proved to; be amusical treat, and was highly '.'appreciated by the audi ence. The attendance was inter fered with by rain, which came on early in-the evening, but those present were well repaid, for the vocal and instrumental items were of a very high order- At the last moment Mr Angove and Dr. Mc Kenzie were unable to attend, but their places were filled by Messrs Dando and -Smith. All the items .on the programme were well ren dered. Mr. Miller's humorou:. songs broupht down the house, and numeoous encores were de manded. and cheerfully responded to. Miss Barbeta proved an effi cient accompanist, and the tnos with Messrs Wilson and McBeath were well received. Cr. A. K. Trethowan moved avote of thanks to the visitors for the splendid programme they had contributed, which was carried by acclamation. At the conclusion ef the concert the floor was cleared, and a go...