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What He Said. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
What He Said, Counsel: I insist on an answer to my question, You have not told me all the conversation, I want to know all that passed between you and Mr, Jones on the occasion to which you rec fer, Reluctant Witness: I've told you everything of any consequence. Counsel: You have told me you said to him, "Jones, this case will get into the court some day." Now, I want to know what he said in reply, Reluctant Witness: Well, he said, "Brown, there isn't anything in this business that I'm ashamed of, and if any snooping, little, yee-hlawing, four ,by-six, gimlet-eyed lawyer, with half a pound of brains and sixteen ounces of jaw, ever wants to know what I've been talking about, just tell him,"
The Very Latest. Melbourne, Friday Evening. PRODUCE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
the Very Latest. Melbourno, Fc'ld y 1 vening. PRODUCE MARIKETS, \Yheab,--Market cabled oasihr, Local bu8ineee io irregular at late rates, Flour, 9/10 Oata, 1/9j to 1;10; feed, 1/8 to 1/9, Mfaiz', 3/10 to 4/, Cbaff, £3/5, Hay, £4/10 to £5, Potatooo, 5 to .X5,;, Ouioae, £5/1J to £6
START. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
START, There's art in a start, Every good thing has waited for years, perhaps for ages, and only for a starter, The good things in our life have waited in the same way, perhaps are waiting still, The art of start Is this: Just bogin. "Don't wait to feel like it, for you won't. Don't wait till it is easier, for it never will be, If the thing ought to be done, start it, and start it now, Begin to-day that long-deferred task; enter upon that spiritual under. taking; assume that responsibility from which you have shrunk; launch out upon that far journey from which you have shrunk; launch out upon that far journey from which you have held back. That is half of the art of life; start!
Judging From Appearances. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
Judging From Appearances, When Shimmnerpat gave his little son Sammie A drawing-book, the lat ter gazed intently at the pictures of arms, legs, feet and heads on one of the pages. "What do you think of it, son?" ask ed Shinunerpate. "My word, father," replied Sanunie, "it must have been an awful explo sion," "T'rhe New Magazine" is unique. For sixpence we get several pages of il lustrations in tints, of scenes and characters in the last popular London play. in this number (April) it is "Ilullo, l'Tango," and a great array of illustrated stories b)y that popular authoress Olive Wadsley, 11, P. i-Han shew, Randolph lichlield, Sax 11oh miir', and many other well-knownii wiriters. 'There is a complete ' long novel entitled "Thfe D)evil's (Corner," by Andrew Soutar, anld many useful pages ,?pec'ially for the hldies and the home, embracing fashionls, cookery, etc., under the heading of "Thl'e Wo man's Kinlgdolm."'
BADLY-DRESSED QUEENS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
BADLY-DRESSED QUEENS, It has been often asserted by those who know that scarcely on011 royal lady in Europe is really well dressed, Some of the younger royalties wear dresses too old for their years, and some of the older garb themselves in a fashion that is too young, Thie Empress of Germany 1: the best-dressed woman oil a European throne, Sne doies not buy lier dresses In Paris, 1but in Berlin, ILonldoiL and Vienna. Counting every itemn, the Kaiserin 5spends about £2000 a year on dress, The Queen of Holland is said to be the worst-dressed sove reign. In spite of this, she manages to spenld about twico L?s much on her clothes ais does Queen Mary, The former spends about £1000 a year, whilst the latter spends, on an aver age, about £2000. Queen Wilelohina is accused of showing very 'bad taste ill the choice of her frocks and hats. However, she has some excuse, for in loyalty to her own country she only e ploys Dutch dressmakers, and who ever heard of a noted Dutch modiste? The costu...
STRANGE HONEYMOONS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
STRANGE HONEYMOONS, Surely one of the strangest was that of an American couple W*ho, in June of last year, set out from New York harbor on a honeymoon trip to the Bermuda Islands in a tiny "cockle. shell" boat some 12ft, long by 3ft, broad, No loss thrilling a honeymoon ex perience was that of a Mr. and Mrs. Edgar, who were married in Peking in the Legation chapel, on the day preceding that on which the Boxer riots broke out, and who, perforce, had to spend the first few weeks of their married life prisoners in the in. vested city, witnessing many of the horrors of the rebellion, and going in daily fear of assassination, Another couple on the Continent, immediately after the marriage knot was tied, started off by balloon for England. Leaving Paris at four o'clock in the afternoon, they man aged to land across the Chan nel the following morning, after a somewhat exciting time among the clouds. Then an adventurous pair of Swiss lovers, both keen mountaineers, chose the summit of Mont ...
MELBOURNE. MARKED PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
(Prom our own Cortespondont), MAIR?KD PrIRSONALITIES?. Short and squarely built, a square out dloanshlavon intelligont looking face ; quiet and self oontained ; costly hio apparel, and of good material, in. variably of a dark grey color ; a square "boxer" hat, and neat boots, The latter oees without saying, for Mr. John Wren was at theo outset of his career himself in the boot-making trade, A truly remarkable man this--one whose enterprising nature the boot. maker's bench was all too narrow and too shallow to encompass. It is still well remembered throughout Australia how Mr, John Wren kept the law at bay and oonducted for many mouths a mammoth "''totalisator" in Collingwood. It would be Interesting tolearn bow many hundreds of thousands of pounds of theo publio's money went through the Collingwood " machine." This venture owed much of its great success to the fact that its patrons wore always oon fident that they would "get a square deal." Mr. Wren has always been much too keen.wit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA grants LOANS ON EASY TERMS. up to throo fifths of valuation. ON ]BROAD ACRES .. .. ........ .. .. £2000 to £25000 ON TOWN PROPERTIES .. .... .. .. .. .. £500 to £25000 for a term of 3 or 5 years with option of paying off a portion on any pay day. Interest S per cent. CIEDIT FONCIER LOANS up to two thirds of valuation. ON FARMS ........................... . £50 to £2000. Reoayable by Instalments spread over 30 years, with interest at per cent. Security may may either Freehold, or Crown Ioeasehold that could be made Freeohold at any time on paymeln of the balanco of Crown Rents. Loans may be ?ti antod for the purpose of purchasing the land taken as security, or paying off existing liabilities thereon, paying Crown Rents, improving, developing, or carrying on the farm, purchasing stock, machinery, etc. ON COTI'AGES, VILLAS and SHOP ..... .... ../ £50 to £1000, Repayable by Instalmonts npread over 19 t years, with Interest at 5 per cent, No Charge for Mort...
WINTER IN ARCADY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
WINTER IN ARCADY, Is it months or years, dear Kitty, Since we left the murky city, (Tiie rain is wanly dripping through the plaster in the hall), And our wand'ring footsteps rested In the shade of this sequestered Little cottage with the jasmine cling ing coyly to the wall? When we found this haven, dearie, We were pleasure-cloyed and weary, (The wind is softly sobbing through the panels and the lath), I considered it rheumatic; But succumbed to your ecstatic Approbation of the streamlet at the bottom of the 'path, There like Rosalind in Arden You disported in the garden Till the sunset crowned the willows with its golden aftermath; And we watched the aspens quiver, Yes, I felt the timbers shiver; ("Tis the summer-house a-cruising up and down the garden path,) Howv we dallied with the hours 'Neath a canopy of flowers (Another prize chrysanthemum's gone crashing .by the ;beam), But these sylvan joys are fading And to-morrow we'll be wading To the city through the pathway at the 'bott...
PARIS—A SYNONYM OF YOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
PARIS--A SYNONYM OF YOUTH, Paris when your skies are graying, how many of ucknow you? Do we know your Rue du Pont Neuf, with its silent melodrama under the dawning heavens-or do we know only the farce of your Montmartre? Do we see the laughter in dancing eyes in the Rue Mouffetard-or, in the revel of your Saturday night, do we see only the belladonna'd leer of the drabs in the Place Pigalle? Do we know the romance of your peoples-or the ro mance of your restaurateurs? Which? I wonder. Paris has changed, It isn't the Paris of other days, you say; and Paquer ette, little Easter daisy, little flower of France-little Paquerette is dead, And you are old now and married, and there are the children to look out for-they're at the school age - and life's quondam melody is full of rests and skies are not-always as blue as once. they were, And Paris, four thousand miles beyond the seas- Paris isn't what it used to be! Bqt Paris is, For Paris is not a city-it is Youth, And Youth never dies,. To...
Pluck in Defeat. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
Pluck In Defeat. A recent Socialist candidate said of his defeat: "At any rate we put up, we Social ists, a brave If hopeless fight. And now, in our defeat, we are as cheery as the traveller, He ~bought a ticket, r.nd then, going out on the platform, said: "'How soon does the train start?' ".'Why, there she goes now,' said a station hand, 'You've just missed her,' "The traveller leapt on to the line and set out in pursuit of the train with all his might. But in two or three minutes he came trudging back over the ties. "A laughing crowd had gathered, and the station hand said: "'Well, did you catch her?' "'No,' said the traveller; 'but, by jingo, I made her puff.'" "(Cassell's" for ipril-tll. e largest mnaga'zine il the world--18 just issued. There Is the sanmo wonderful valuc, the repeated wonlder of flue subjects and favorite writers as ill previous numbers. Warwick 1)eepiug, l0ive \Vadsley, II,. (, Wells, Radcliffe Mar tilln, nd it a host of other well-knowin authors contribute to...
RAINFALL. A COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
IRAINFALL. A COMPARATIVE STATEMENT, - .I 1910 1911 1912 1013 I 1914 Jan, ,,, 174 '11 ,05 '03 0'47 Feb. ,, '00 5873 1'07 1'07 '08 March 442 1'61 99 2'59 '2 April.. '28 '15 s87 1'60 May ,,, 305 2'05 26 2'24 June . 2'10 2'74 2'20 1'07 July ,.. 3'97 1145 307 1 01 August 1'82 '61 1'45 1'60 Sept,. 2'85 3'13 4'11 2'10 Oct,,,, 1'13 '82 0'44 180 Nov ... 1'09 '06 1'48 038 leoo, '50 1'36 3.01 0,02 T'l ?n, I , 3,07 I 10'52 1 18,54 16'10 1
TRAIN SERVICE. ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
TRAIN G VIORI ST, AIRNAUD TO ME1ALOUIRNE, Leaves 7,36 a,li, daily, arrivea 3,5i p.m. 'Fast trahi loaves 4 p,il, daily, arrives at 10 ptl, on llnndaya, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 10,.6 p.m on Tueosdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, MELBOURNE TO ST, ARNAiUD, Leaves 6,40 a,m. daily, arrives at 3,22 p.m. Fast train leaven 6. .1 pn, daily, arrives at 11,30 p.m. MOT(OR TRAIN, Loaves Maryborough daily at 8,40 a,m, arriving at St, Arnaud at 10.36 a,m, Leaven St, Arnaud on return at 12,15 p.m,. daily for Maryborough, arriving at 2.17 p.m.
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD Py L, T. 1MEADE, Author of "Tile Soul of Margar et Rtanld," etc. publlsbhed by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourneo, All Rights Reserved. CIHAPTER I. "Is that you, Peter?" The eyes of Paul Danvers wore raised with difficulty, his breath was comiang fast, he looked through the diml shadow of death at Peter Bel. lairs, the friend of his life, ,You have come, You are good," said Paul, and he snmilled faintly as le Iloved one very thin hand until it touched the hand, firm, brown and strong, of his comrade. "I was tile lucky one, ia one sense," he added after a pause, "We both ml.ade llup our minds to be rich, but 0obmohow I got tile gold and-you?" '1 alm a poor alan still," answered YPter 1Ie)llalrs. "Well, never mind, never mind," eald Paul. "You are not dying in your youth and I am,. I have made my 1i1e. The diamond fields at Kimber. lev, you ulderstanllll; I was in at the rusllh and I have loft some of the looney in trust to you for Sheil...
OLD POETS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
OLD POETS1 If I should live in a forest And sloeep underneath a tree, No grove of whispering saplings Would make a home for me, I'd go where the old oaks gather, Hereno and good and strong, And they would not sigh and tremble And vex me with a song. The pleasantest sort of poot Is the poet who's old and wise, With an old white heard, and wrinkles About his kind old eyes. For these young flibbertigibbets A.rhyming their hours away, They won't be still like honest men And liten to what you say, The young poet screams forever About his sex and his soul, But the old man listens and smokes his pipe And polishes its bowl, There should be a club for poets Who have come to seventy year, They should sit in a great hall, drink. ing. Red wine and golden beer, They would shuffle in of an evening, Each one to his cushioned seat, And there would be mellow talking And silence rich and sweet, There is no Ieaco to be taken With poets who are young, For they worry about the wars to be fought And tile...
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
WEALTH FROM WRECKAGE, Does anybody want to get rich in a hurry? If so, here is a recipe--buy wrecks, A beach boat which cost about £200 to build was, after it had been run down off Yarmouth, sold for £2, and even that was obtained with difficulty, as seafarers do not like a boat which has once met with misfortune. Still a finer bargain for somebody was a schooner which ran ashore at Southport, It was actually sold for £1! Another splendid "deal" was made by a speculator who bought a wreck on the South Coast, He obtained from it nearly eighty tons of copper fittings and sheathing, This alone re turned him his money several times over, and yet he still had many tons of iron, fittings, rope, etc,, besides a large quantity of copper sheathing out of sight, The success of such transactions ob viously depends on the ability to find a market for everything. And this is precisely where the specialists shine, Two purchases of a well-known dealer in wreckage and "waste" generally consisted of...
FORTUNES MADE FROM BOXING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
FORTUNES MADE FROM BOXING. Interesting information is given in "How to Become a Boxer" regarding earnings of men who have won laur. els in the ring. Paolky M'Farland, it is stated, was discovered to have box ing talent when working at the age of fifteen in the Chicago packing yards, Before he had reached the age of eighteen he had taken part in no few. er than eighteen professional con. tests, all of which he won. Hie Is not twenty.flve years of age yet, but he has accumulated a fortune of about sixty thousand pounds. Battling Nelson, after twelve years of fighting had a bank roll of £40760;0, which grew pretty rapidly during the five years which followed until he re tired. Freddie Welsh, it is conjectured, has "tucked away more than £ 20,000," and George Carpentier, the French idol, has, though not yet twenty, put aside somewhere near £20,000, The gross earnings of Jack Johnson between Deceamber 26th, 1908, and July 4th, 1912, are computed to be over £100,000. From the Jeffries con...
A LAKE OF SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 18 April 1914
A LAKE OF SOAP, One of Nature's marvels is to he seen in the north-east corner of the State of Washington, It is a lake which bears the name of Soap Lake, and is three miles in length by one mile in breadth, The water in the lake tastes like a mixture of soap and salt, and its peculiar properties are such that when the water is heat ed no soap is required for a bath, for as soon as the water comes in contact with the natural oil of the' skin, and is gently rubbed, it forms a beautiful lather, The only drawback is that when applied to the head, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural color to a dusty red, if not washed with fresh water. In other words, it bleaches, the soda in the water no doubt be. ing the cause of this, The Soap Lake is well known throughout America on account of its wonderful healing properties. In. deed, it is asserted that its waters provide a cure for all the ills the flesh is heir to, Rheumatism, skin diseases, stomach and blood disor ders--all seem to give...