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PREVENTION OF COLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
PREVENTION OF COLDS. Now is the time for colds and many people resign themselves to the idea that when because the winter comes they must perforce suffer more or less from the troublesome cold in the head. But there is no need for it at all, and hundreds of men and wo men can go through a winter without a single cold. How do they do it? Simply by not shutting themselves up in rooms that are overheated and un der ventilated, by taking exercise re gularly every day, by wearing clothes suited to the weather, and by eating sensible food. There has been obained from China the water chestnut, the tubers of which, when eaten raw or in stews, are much liked by the native epicures. I They are also sliced and shredded for soups. In 1850 only one woman worked for wages to every ten men; now the ra tion is one woman to four men. A tourist once happened to meet the usual "oldest inhabitant" of a village. In the course of conversa tion he asked the ancient how old he was. "I be just a hundred," w...
Sporting. FOOTBALL. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. POSITION OF CLUBS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
spoiling. FOOTBALL. I ASSOCIATION MATCHES. rOSITION OF CLUBS. Games Played Won Lost Total Points Linton g 5 1 20 Bkiirinoa 7 - i 3 1G sca.rsdale 7 1 6 4 BERRINGA V SCARSDALE. Berringa toeballera made the trip J to Scarsdale on Sitnrday, followed '■ by an army of supporters. The j game was a willing one from start j tQ iiuisb, the home team leading the ! way uctil a few minutes before the i final gong sounded, when Berringa,! urged oil by their supporters, were ; determined to do or die. They did j not die, for when time was up the : black and white Hag was flying to i the top of the n serve gum trees, and victory had been achieved by i? goals -1 behinds. E. M'DulT was in charge of the whistle. To-day's match is Scarsdale v. Linton. If Linton wins it is a fore gone conclusion that the Lintonians mnBt \vin the premiership. Scars dale are going to give them a go for it. ?
Holds Out Well. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
Holds Out Well. At a club meeting held In a public house In a small village a discussion took place as to whether a hard or soft substance would last the longer. The debate continued for some time, until one man spoke up, and Bald: "Now, men, you are all mistaken, as I can easily prove. When me and my wife married she had as good a set of teeth as .any woman could have; now she hasn't got one, and her ton I gue is as good as ever." A Scotsman and a Yankee were ar guing as to who came of the finer race. Said the Yankee: "In New York we've the finest young men in the world." "No doot," replied the Scotsman; "a lot of our laddies 'a' been emigrat ing lately." The Yankee made a second attempt: "George Washington was no Scots man," he said, "and he couldn't tell a lie." "Ah!" said the other. "Every Scots man could, but won't!" There's a lot to he said for widows. A man who marries a widow knows what he is getting. When he mar ries a girl, the only thing he can he sure of is that he isn't...
WOMAN'S WORLD. SECRET ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
WOMAN'S WORLD. SECRET ENGAGEMENTS. It is curious what a secretive ten dency some girls exhibit in their love affairs. It seems that the more deeply and truly people care for each nther, the less they desire to call the world to come and gaze upon the spec tacle of their devotion. But there is a very happy medium indeed between that and carrying on a love r.ffair in secret. Some girls— more especially very young girls— luive a romantic idea that it is de lightful to keep from those in author ity the knowledge that they have told someone has their love. But let me say here that parents ought at once to he informed of a pro posal of marriage, anil their consent iuked, or else no engagement can be entered upon. A man with any sense of honor will wish at once to go to those who have the authority, and ask for their con sent- in. i'«i matter," ev&lt;jn if it be for the greater enjoyment of secret understanding between him and the girl he hopes to make his wife. Girls who have litt...
FOWL CHOLERA. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
FOWL CHOLERA. This is one of the most dreaded diseases in the poultry world. It is caused by a germ and is highly con tagious. Once it has established it self in a poultry yard, nothing but the most thorough treatment will pre vent tho annihilation of the entire flock. Medical treatment is of litle or no avail. The best thing to do iB to kill all the sick birds at once, and to kill them in such a way as not to spread the infection with their blood, and to burn their bodies. The remain ing fowls should then bo divided into small lots of from three to five each, so that when a bird is attacked by the disease tho entire flock will not be exposed to it. Watch each one of the small lots closely and remove every sick bird. Clean and disinfect everything thor oughly, including small pens contain ing non-infected fowls, with a carbolic acid solution made by mixing one pint of crude carbolic acid and ten quarts of water. All birds not killed should be given three teaspoonfuls of a half per c...
A PERFECT WOMAN. What She Should Measure. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
A PERFECT WOMAN. What She Should Measure. If any woman wishes to know if she is a perfect specimen of her sex she has only to apply to the rules laid down for ascertaining the fact, and figure out results. First as to height; tastes differ, but the Medicean Venus is 5ft. 5in. in height, and this is held by many sculptors and artists to be the most admirable stature. For a woman of 5ft. 5in. 1381b. is the proper weight, and if she is well formed she can stand another 101b. without greatly showing it. When the arms are extended she should measure from tip of middle finger to tip of middle finger just 5ft. 5in., exactly her own height. The length of her hand should be just a tenth of that, of her foot just a seventh, and the diameter of her chest a fifth. From the thighs to the ground she should measure just what she measures from the thighs to the top of her head. The knee should come exactly midway between the thigh and the heel. The ''istance from the elbow to thn fin-2er should be ...
It Is Said. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
it Is Said. That everybody is asking— ■"What's the matter with Scarsdale?" .Have they done their dash for ever?' That the Rokewood P.L.L. are liaving a enchre party on the 14'th Inst. That tfce European war ia causing bo end of excitement. So far the •cables give no very serious thought for alarm. That to-night's attraction is the concert by the Ballarat Camp Fire Company. That the Illabarook Mechanics' committee are going to hoM a pic nic race meeting on 28th December in aid of the Piano Fund. They lave the first leg-in for Xmas ffic lores. That Jack M'Innprny played a great game for Scaradale on Satur day. He managed to get one- kick faring the match.
PARENTS WHO KEEP YOUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
PARENTS WHO KEEP YOUNG. Parents sometimes have one idea which they found good in their youth, and despite passing years and changes in manners and circumstances they will try to enforce their views always upon their children, even when these are grown up. Nothing keeps par ents so young as keeping pace with the new thoughts and ideas that come with every new generation, and they will increase their children's love and respect by allowing them to hold opin ions worth considering.
SMYTHESDALE. DRUM AND FIFE BAND. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
SM>TIIESD.4LE. DRUM AND FIFE BAND. The adjourned monthly meeting nvasheld in the bandroom on Thnrs-1 day evening. Present: Messrs Coates (4), Donald (3), Baddeley (2), Dickson (2), and Howard. Drum Major Bert Coates was in the chair. Owing to the serious illness of the bandmaster, the band was in recess for nearly 6 weeks, and no receipts were to hand. Mr Frederick Bad dely was duly elected a member of the band. One member was 6truck off the re 11 for non-attendance, and ' fonr members resigned owing to their removal to Melbourne. Now officers elected >vere :—Lauce-Ser geant Les. Howard was promoted to the rank of Colour-Sergeant, and James Dickson was elected Lance Sergeant, and Bc-rt Coates was elec ted Drum-Major, which rank he has filled for some time on probation. All present were pleased to see their bandmaster cncemoreamongst them, and hoped he would soon regain his normal strength. The roll-call and ■a vote of thanks to the chair closed the proceedings. SOUSE DESTROYED...
WOMEN'S TIDINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
WOMEN'S TIDINESS. Women are certainly more accurate than men. Young girls are taught early in life that neatness in folding Clothes and carefulness in putting away dolls and other toys are most necessary. Boys, on the other hand, are raely brought up on these lines; they are allowed to fling clothes and toys where they think fit, and their sisters are trained to pick up these things and put them in their right places.
PIGGOREET. CONCERT AND BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
PIGGOREET. CONCERT AND BALL. A very successful concert was held at the Library Hall on 30th July, in aid of Mts E. Thomas and family. At the conclusion of the concert a tall was held and was a great suc cess. The concert programme, -which was much appreciated, wa3 aa follows Overture, Misses Myr &lt;le Bolte, R. Barton, and Stella Todd; «ong Mr H. Kennedy; song, Mrs Hayden; song, u Hush, here comes the Dream-man," W. Fleay; dance, Highland Fling, Miss Collins; song.1 ■"Alone," Mies Bowden; song, Mr &lt;Jarnegie; song, Mr Holmes; song, ** I've grown nsed to yon," Mr Hat- J field ; Irish Jig, Master Collins; overture .Misses Barry and Todd;! Bong Mr Carnegie; song Miss Bow •den; song. Master Fieay; sailor's [ liornpipe, Master Collins; song, Mr J. Roddis; song Mr Kennedy; song, Mrs Hayden; Irish reel, Miss Col Jins. A vote of thanks to the per- i formers was passed on the motion j «f Mr J. Ryan and Mr J. Scolari. 'The chairman was Mr J. Chatham, ik.L.A., and musicians ...
HIS EXPLANATION. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
HIS EXPLANATION. A retired army officer tells a good story of a jobbing gardener, who,, whatever his faults, apparently lacks nothing in the way of aptitude for making excuses. "I'd had considerable trouble with my rough hands in the garden," says the army man, "but when this honest eyed specimen applied for the job of well-digging about ten rods of ground, I was taken by his appearance, and told him to come in the morning. " 'Now I want you to take your time and dig it thoroughly, not merely scratch the surface,' I said. 'Never mind how Jong it takes, dig deeply.' And whilst I was standing by he car ried out my instructions admirably. "I left him at it quite certain that I would know if my orders were car ried out, for about six inches deep in the middle of the plot I had buried half a dozen clinkers each the size of a brick. "Whan I returned he was past the spot, but there was no sign of the clinkers lying about. " 'Lend me your spade a minute,' I said, and straightway unearthed t...
THE RAILWAY SLEEPER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
THE RAILWAY SLEEPER. The extraordinary peregrinations of an extraordinary sleepy man are re lated by the 'Petit Journal." He lives at Corbeil, about twenty miles from Paris, and visits Paris several times a week. He took the train back from Paris, fell asleep, and only awoke on being shaken by the guard at Montereau (about seventy miles from Paris). Still dazed with sleep, he got into the wrong train—a non-stop express for Paris—promptly settled down to slum ber again, and only awoke when he reached Paris. He was just in time to catch the last train back to Cor beil. He fell asleep again, and the train reached Corbeil and was shunt ed to a siding for the night. Still the man slept on. At 5.25 the following morning the train started for Paris with the sleeper still plunged in sleep. He would have slumbered on until he got back to Paris had he not been recognised by a friend at an interme diate station and pulled out on the platform. Once more he got in a train for Corbeil, and this t...
LINCOLN'S BREVITY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
LINCOLN'S BREVITY. President Lincoln's first political speech was made in 1832, at the age of 23, when he was a candidate for the Illinois legislature. His opponent had wearied the audience by a long speech, leaving him but a short time in which to present his views. He condensed them all Into a few words, as follows: — "Gentlemen, fellow citizens, I pre sume you know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to be come a candidate for the legislature. My politics can be briefly stated. I am in favor of the International Im provement System and a High Pro tective Tariff. These are my senti ments and political principles. If I am elected I shall be thankful; If not, it will be all the same." In 185S, when the compiler of the "Dictionary of Congress" sent to Mr. Iincoln the usual request for a sketch of his life, he received the following reply:— "Born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin Coun ty. Education defective. Profession a lawyer. Have captained volunteers...
CHAPTER II. The White Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
CHAPTER II. The White Hand. ^ Gilray stared vonderlngly at the speaker. He could only wait for the other man to speak. It looked that night as if all the world had gone mad, as if law and order; and the sacred rights of property were no more. For this man was not shirking or abashed; there was no^Bugijestion of an apology about him". ""On' the contrary, his manner 3yas..cqoly con temptuous,.ever superior;, it was as if a magistrate were" addressing a first offender. " **• He was a waster, of oSurserHind a failure—even his eooj-and -easy au dacity could not conflCal that. But he was undoubtedly "^a-'strofig man, and Gilroy did not-faiUtoi-recognise the fact. • "How did you get here?"4h& stam mered. " "Does it matter?" the other asked - ^Let k- suffice that - L-Jam ^heiie. Be fore long you will -bka^rty j fccame Permit, me to Introduce myself. Mr ; 'Horace^ Vorley, whilom-^Docfcfr Vor • ley^Tsery muoh atyom^BervJce." t>io\So,iime,aii, tliat you are not the Medical Register ...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT CHAPTER I. A Midnight Messenger. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M. WHITE. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Go. Ltd., London and Melb. AH Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. a Midnight Messenger. iiiverard Gilray struggled to be free. What did this outrage mean? Who was this ragged, seedy l'ellow, wlio had thus dared to attack liim on his own doorstep on the stroke of twelve? And this was not some slum in the - East End—it was the respectable, dull decorous Harley-street. Gilray had' slipped his Yale key in the front door, the polished mahogany portal stood open showing the luxury and comfort and elegance of the hall in the dim shaded electric light when this ragged nomad had emerged from the sha dows and gripped him by the shoul • der. . ^ .f'-'ifesgar-'US doubt, aotiiorW®ssfimV; lelloYr reiying on tne lateness of the hour and the stillness of the street to enforce a demand for alms. Gilray turned fiercely upon him, his left shot out and the ruffian staggered under the force of the blow. The street ou...
IF I KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
IF I KNEW. If I knew the box where the smiles were kept, No matter how large the key Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard 'Twould open, I know, for mo. Then, over the land and sea, broad-; cast, I'd scatter the smiles to play, So that careworn people may hold them fast For many and many a day. If I knew a box that were large enough Tc hold all the frowns I meet, I would like to gather every one. From nursery, school, and street; Then, folding and holding, I'd pack them in, And, turning the monster key, I'd hire a giant to drop the box To the depths of the deep, deep sea.
CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
t I CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. Gilray moved back as if that long, slim band was some fearful thing fraught with peril. Yet he was strange ly fascinated by it, it aroused all his artistic sense and love of the beauti ful. Nor was be blind to the value of those beautiful old rings that decked it with their glittering brilliants. It seemed to him that he had seen ono of them before In a famous collection of jewels. Surely the one with the panel of stones had been part of the D'Alen cus treasures. Gilray could have sworn that ho had once had it in his hand for in spection; that it was something he at one time had been half disposed to buy. Sweating and trembling as he was from head to foot, he could not keep these thoughts out of his mind. The slim, white arm advanced, the slender fingers with the nails of pearl were almost on his foot, the waving light made circles of flame in the sha dows, he could see the gleaming eyes of the terrified rats. He could see, too, the dark slime on ...
FOR THE FARMER. BRANDING CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 8 August 1914
FOR THE FARMER. BRANDING CATTLE. The'great waste o£ money entailed by" our present methods of branding cattle Is a subject which periodically crops up in the newspapers and lea ther trade journals. It never appears, howerer, to get past this stage, for the same injurious method of apply ing hot irons to the best part of an animal's hide still continues. In this connection it is pointed out by the English Farmers' Federation that the difference in price of leather, were it not branded, is probably 3d. to 4d. per pound. Then, again, raw hides, if not branded, would fetch Id. per pound more, and, as these hides weigh from 60 lb. to 80 lb. the difference in value is very appreciable. The Federa tion advocates either an alteration of the method of branding, or that the animals be branded with smaller brands, on the cheeks, ears, or flanks —not on' the rump or the back, as is at present nearly always done. They consider that this would be equally distinguishable, and would do from 5/- to ...