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A STORY FROM SCOTLAND. He Didn't Want a Worldly Minister. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
A 8TORY FROM SCOTLAND. >!• Didn't Want a Worldly Minister. A story is told of a gardener at the village of Inverkeitliing, in Scotland, and the Rev. Ralph Ersltine, of Dun fermline. ©The gardener .desired to have the ordinance of baptism admin tered to his child, but having differed with his parish minister, whom he "ac cused of worldliness, he resolved to solicit the services it an adjoining parish. Reaching the clergyman's manse, ac companied b7 his wife carrying the baby, he' inquired if the minister were at home. He was Informed by the maid-ser vant that he was fishing, but would be back soon. , "He may come back when he likes," | Baid the gardener, "but naa flshin' min ister will bapteeze ma bairn." They proceeded to another manse, and found the minister was out shoot ing. No shootin' minister would suii the enraged gardener, who now pro posed to go back to his own minister, who, bad as he was, "wad neither be j flshin' nor shootin', nor daein' ony o' ! they carnal things." ...
In the Refreshment Room. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
In the Refreshment Room. A sallow individual in a faded brcwtt overcoat sat down on a stool at a railway restaurant the other morning and said to the proprietor: "Give me a cup of coffee and one of your expurgated sandwiches." "What kind?" said the proprietor. "Expurgated,' replied the other. "One of those vacuum sandwiches for which your establishment is justly celebrated." "I haven't any kind but those mnder that glass cover." "That's all right. That's the par ticular variety I want." Ha helped himself to one of them, and lifted off the upper lid. "That is what I call a sandwich nil,' he observed, eyeing it critically, yet approvingly. "There is nothing super rogatory about it. It's one of those hiatus sandwiches. It's a sandwich with an alibi," he added, replacing the lid and studying the outer surface of it intently. "It's an absent sandwich. It's a sandwich that has failed to ar rive. I have seen times when I would have given the world to " "Stay," interrupted the proprietoi, :...
METHODIST ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
METHODIST ANNIVERSARY. It is a well known fact that one of the features of Methodism is its singing. It is a religion of so'ng, and this was fully realised at the anniversary of the local Sunday school last Sunday. Large au diences assembled, especially at the evening service, when both plat form and church were packed to overflowing, to hear the children sing. Mr. A. Jackson, in his usual fine style, wielded the baton and much praise is due to him for the high standard of perfection to which the children had been trained. The special hymns used were a choice selection. On ac count of the deep religious senti ment which permeated them, a sentiment appreciable to the young mind, Mr. Jackson was greatly helped in his task by having the co-operation of a splendid organist in the person of Miss Holla way, who has not only showed great ability in this one sphere but also in other departments of the musical realm. At the evening service, during the offertory, a solo was nicely rendered by...
GRAZING THE ROADS. DISCUSSION IN WARRNAMBOOL SHIRE COUNCIL. LEGAL OPINION TO BE OBTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
GRAZING THE ROADS. DISCUSSION IN WARRNAMBOOL SHIRE COUNCIL. LEGAL OPINION TO BE OBTAINED. \ At Wednesday's meeting of the Warr- ! naitibool Shire Council, the Prevsident, •. Or. Parkinson, in accordance with not- | ce, moved that the Council take into ' ■ onsideration the advisability of depas- : turing stock, otner tlian she~p, bulls, . and entire horses, on the Shire roads, except main roads. He said that if tens resolution were carried a sub-committee could be formed to draw up rules and regulations, and it would also bo neces sary to give the herdsman power to re fuse registration to cattle proved to be fence-breakers. This would be one of the advantages of the system. At pre sent there were cattle oil the roads twat were a perfect nuisance in the way they , destroyed, fences. I Cr. Lindsay said he did not know , whether it was legal for them to turn ; U roads into a common or not, )ut , whether it was or not h© was against it. T: e reads were made and maintained for the conveni...
WARRNAMBOOL AMATEUR TURF CLUB. THE HANDICAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
WARRNAMB0OL AMATEUR TURF CLUB. THE HANDICAPS. The following are the handicaps for the Warrnambool Amateur Turf Club races, to be held on Wednesday next, 6th May:— Trial Handicap: Abbey Craig, 12.5;' Dowling Forest, 11.9; Beccasine, 11.7; Portnahaven, 11.2; Ornate, 11.0; Rayon d'Or, 10.12; Pahata, 10.12; Rua, 10.9; Alfius, 10.9; Rotunda, 10.7; Miss June, 10.7; Cordullion ,10.7; New Fly, 10.7; Br,uquetire, 10.7; Scottish Club, 10.7. j Hurdle Race: Fulcrum, 12.7; Minne j boro, 11.5; Ricochet, 11.5; Kirk Brae, 10.12; Spanish Friar, 10.12; Ludwig, 10.10; Coupar, 10.7 ; Kaze, 10.7; Nilka, 10.7; Rose of Falkirk, 10.7. Pony Racc: Stene, 13.9;- Nadina, 12.7; Warrambeach, 11.12; Little Beau, 11.10; Scotch Jock 11.0; Romance 11.0; Sunday, 10.12; Bellus, 10.10; Five, Crown, 10.7. Amateur Turf Club Plate: Lady Lan gulac, 12.2; Graftohdale, 11.12; Kirk Brae, 11.7; Coupar, 11.0; Dowling For est, 11.0; The Prune, 10.9; Becoasine, 10.7; Autumna, 10.7. Ladies' Bra elet: El Bro, 12.13; Graf tondale, 1...
WARRNAMBOOL RACAS. HANDICAPS FOR THE WINTER MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
WARRNAMBOOL RACAS. HANDICAPS FOR THE WINTER MEETING. The following are the handicaps for tuts Warriiambool Racing Club's winter meeting, to be held on Tuesday, 5th May, and Thursday, 7fob May:— | FIRST DAY. ! Trial Hurdle Race: Vodski, 11.5; Last Sheaf, 10.5; Kirk Brae, 10;5; Lloyd, 9.12; Bovenski, 9.5; Santorin, '3.5; Golden Vale, 9.3; Ornate, 9.0; The p, une, 9.0; Battue, 9.0. JJrierly Steeplechase :AZephuron, 11.5; Jack Ashore, 11.3; V.M.R., 11.3; Moro ka, 11.0; Alcuin, 10.12; Algabohnya'h, 10.5; Pladda, 10.5; Arion, 10.5; Sel dom 10.0; Muston 10.0; Coradgil 10.0; (Juach, 10.0; Obydos, 9.7; Wasseca, 0.7; Happy Tar, 9.3; Romana, 9.0; Kirkstall, 9.0. Wangoom Handicap: Georgette, 9.11; Border King, 9.7: Jemla'h, 9.6; Golden "Wire, 9.6; Antoinette, 9.2; All Red, 9.2; Precious, 9.2; Maple Leaf, 9.2; Octacainund, 9.2; Lornez, 9.0; Malt guard, 8.12; Figliting Bob, 8.10; Glen bolt, 8.7 ; Motiodia, 8.7 ; Warnain, 8.7 ; Ordina-l, 8.7; Ilaut Bas, 8.7; Vodski, 8.5; Bobindie, 8.5; Bal Blair, ...
SETTLER SUED. RENT & INTEREST ON BLOCK. Hamilton, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
SETTLER SUED. ♦ RENT & -INTEREST ON BIvOCK. Hamilton, Wednesday. I A case of considerable interest to closer settlers was heard before Mr. Justice A'Beckett at the Supreme Court. The Closer Settlement j Board sued Franklin Burchett to ■ recover ,£510 12s arrears of instal ments of rent and interest on the block he formerly held on Mooralla : Estate. Burchett had abandoned the block last year. In evidence, he stated he had been misled by the statements in a pamphlet iu regard . to the quality of the land and tim ! ber. He found afterwards he had | to pay royalty on the timber taken ; off the property. A mass or evidence was given in regard to the land, a number of witnesses saying sheep became flukey 011 it, and that the crops gave disappointing yields. Others contended the country was sound and suitable for agricultural pur poses. The jury found that the state ments in the pamphlet issued in re gard to the estate were substantially true ; but added a rider that they consider...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
terrible headaches "I am a bootmaker," writes Mr. Frederick Mil'.-.--, Gr j-it King Street, North Dunedin, N.Z. "and for many years suffered from terrible headaches and irregularity of the bowels due to my sedentfry Kfc. .After taking one box of Chamber Iain's Tablets I was greatly benefited ar.d they soon effected my cure. Upon the slightest symptoms of consti pation i take two or three tablets which always set me right." Sold at F. Dam yon's Pliaf macy.,_Mortlake.
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINE88. "The two main causes of failure in ; /ife," said an observant business man, i "so far as I have studied the ques- ' tion, are incompetence and laziness. "The first is, of course, not, as a . rule, a matter iu which the sufferer can be held responsible. If a man be lacking in natural judgment and ability then he must g > under, al though^ even here hones'y, persever ance and industry would do much to atone for the lack of nat'iral gifts. "But laziness is by far the most pro lific parent of failure. It is responsible for the lack of ambition, and it is largely the cause of bad habits and dissipation. It is the lazy men who drink, gamble and neglect opportuni ties. It is they who are extravagant, because the extravagant man is too lazy to save. The active, energetic fellow is saved from these vices by his disposition, and could not beoome a failure so Ion? as he retained his normal character."
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
VARIETIES. , Things move along so'rapidly now adays that people who say, "It can't possibly be done," are continually be ing interrupted by somebody doinf, Among the Hottentots, if a widow marries again, she is obliged to cut off the joint of a finger for every hus band she marries after the first; this she presents to her new husband on her wedding-day, beginning at one of the little fingers first. It is good discipline to do anything regularly, whatever it may be. Irregu larity is as great a thief of time as unpunctuality. Train yourself to have a time for everything and to do every thing at its time, and your day will hold half as much again. The noisy waves are failures, hut the great silent tide is a success. Do you know what it is to be failing every day, and yet to be sure that your life is, as a whole, in its great movement; and meaning, not failing but succeed ing? After all, there is no place like the farm, and no people like farmers. The more intimate one is with city fol...
THE MECHANICAL AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
THE MECHANICAL AGE. Were we required to characterise tiiis age of ours by any simple epithet we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery, in every outward and uni versal sense of that word; the age which, with its whole individual might, forwards, teaches, and practises the great art of adapting means to ends. Nothing is now done directly, or by hand; all is by rule and calculated con trivance. For the simplest operation, Eome helps and accompaniments, some cunning, abbreviating process is in readiness. Our old modes of execu tion are all discredited, and thrown aside. On every hand, the living arti san is driven from his workshop to make room for a speedier, inanimate one.
"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, MAY 2. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Local and General News [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
"The Dispatch" SATURDAY, MAY 2. Published Wednesday and Saturday Local and General News Lightkeeper W. M. Drew left Melbourne six mouths ago on the Government steamer Lacly Lock on a lonely mission. He had volun teered to spend six months alone on Citadel Island, a dot of rock bound earth off Wilson's Promon tory, to observe the efficiency of control of a sun-valve on an un tended light. The light burns all night, but is extinguished by the sun each day, and re-lighted at sunset, when, of course, the suu has lost control of the valve. Drew can stand in the middle of Citadel Island and throw a stone into the sea, which- beats around it from yrar's end to year's end. The roar of the breakers is the first sound he hears on awakening, and the last sound he is conscious of when fall ing asleep. He finds his own com pany good enough for a long spell. He has tamed some sea-gulls, and feeds them with the crumbs from his table. Even the silly mutton , birds regard him as a friend—until he ki...
TO MOTHERS OF BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
TO MOTHERS OF BOY8. Boys demand especial care at the mother's hands. They should ba trained to show consideration to oth ers, and general good breeding. A lad who is awkward, grumpy ana 111 at ease in the presence of visitors ?s a painful sight, especially when— frequently happens—his sisters int a contrast by ease and refine ■ nt. of manner and a knowledge of - Jiette. ,et your boys wait on you. Do not - fheir humble slave. Nor should be allowed to tyrannise over their ••/••• i-s. That is the way to make selfish, arrogant and generally •'.sufferable.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
NEW SEASON'S MILLINERY. w ./ We have pleasure in announcing that we havelopened up our NEW WINTER MILLINERY, which includes all the Latest Styles In Velvet, Plush, Felt & other Up=to*date Shapes. Here you can form a correct idea the Styles that will be worn this season. Our Show Room and Millinery De partment is now under the super vision of Miss. TAYLOR, who has had leading City and Country experience. Miss. Taylor has just arrived from the City with all tne Latest ideas in Millinery, and all orders en trusted to her will be finished in mcst up-to-date style. A. STEWART & Co. Merchants, Mortlake. We are now showing * a full range of new goods for * f 5 \ Autumn & Winter Wear v, Including— Donegal and Harris Tweeds Costume Cloths Fox's Serge Amaranth Finish Serge Coating Serges etc. For Dresses & Costumes. ? I Also a full range of Golf and Flette Blousings. Ladies and Childrens Millinery is shown in all the latest colors and shapes of— Velvet, Velours...
The Sportsman's Ducks. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
The Sportsman's Ducks. Mrs. S., a lady resident In Scotland, while out driving one morning, over took a gentleman friend on his way to enjoy a day's duck-shooting. As she passed, he called out, "I'll send you a brace of ducks to-night," and went on his way. But the ducks were wild indeed that day, or Mr. B. was a bad shot, for at night he returned home with only two snipe for his bag. Remembering his promise to Mrs. S., and not wishing that she should know how unsuccess ful he had been, he called his "boy," and told him to go to the market, buy ! a pair of ducks, and leave them at the I bouse of Mrs. S., with his compliments. Two weeks afterwards he received ! an Invitation to lunch there, and be- ; fore he left his hostess took occasion : to thank him for his present. ; "They are lovely ducks. Won't you come and see them?" said she. "See them!" said the astonished Mr. B. "Haten't you used them yet? I fear they have been hanging too >long." "Oh, no," she replied. "Come and see." ...
HINTS ON HABITS. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
HINTS ON HABITS. ' Get out of the habit of being poor. Poverty is no crime, but it is infernal-' ly bad taste.. Besides, lots of people have been cut out of wills simply and solely for being poor. Being poor is an extremely hard habit to break yourself of, unless you begin very early in life. If you^have been poor for fifty or sixty years, you ere practically incurable. Marriages are made in Heaven. That's why all the brightest and best men are waiting. They don't want to throw themselves away on this side of Jordan. Acquire perfect manners. The usa of maimers is to enable you to do ex actly what you want without giving offence. The worst of all fault,s is to have none. Beauty is only slcin deep. And the heart is very far from the skin. If, by any chance, you want to be really pood, get out of the habit of being beautiful. Try to gain -a reputation greater than ycu deserve, and then teach your- 1 self to deserve it. If you can do this, you won't need any further help from me. Don't ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
f A 6 B.H.P. Hopper Oooled 'Engine, stationary, £"70 ; portable, £85. Long terms and do interest. World's lead ing engine. Nearly 200,000 in actual use— more sold in Australia than of any other make. Fully guaranteed. Free start by competent export. Big stocks of repairs in every State. Other sizes, proportionate prices. Best engine bargains ever offered in Australia, and will soon be withdrawn. Write International Harvester Co. of Aust., Bris., Syd., Melb.i Adlde., Perth and Lcatn. SILVER & STAR SEARCH X*1'1 "nVHWifl INSIST ON 4 LABELLED PACKAGES THURMER] =PIANOS= THURMER PIANOS for solidity of construction. THURMER PIANOS (or finished workmanship THURMER PIANOS for attractive appearance. THURMUR PIANOS for rich musical qualities. THURMER PIANOS for standing in tune. THURMER PIANOS for moderate price. THE THURMER PIANO It is over 20 years now since we first introduced the Thurmer Piano to the Aus tralian 'public, and to-day you will find these splendid instruments goring un...
Terribly Tempted. FAUST. [Newspaper Article] — Mortlake Dispatch — 2 May 1914
A _ SERIAL STORY ^ ANNABEL GRAY. i'A U ST. .&lt;J siloiizio! O miatcrol lueilabilo niisterol" Months pa.ssed on, and Lenoro had ot iiu reason to regre>t her choice. Her oung life was i'uLl ui color 'uud bright ws, Somo unseen hand . invariably 'iuied to, smooch the way for ]ier, ; make her path easy, so tliut the problem of. existence wits et unsolved, aud sho still led !the .>', souaL Jii'o oi: a dreamer at a i'cs ifeColoiiei gambled, betted, drank i *jjl deal at times, aud was not | '.ways ihe gracious gallant gen )i the past; but Maudsloy, aud over at hand, soothed ekal his woods, turned all un ^cenes, and by innate tact, v.iii:'.'. and courtesy, averted ":e of ill-humour and ir iff.oitcu apparent in a man tfclcbt aud with u slightly ys.'vor. ' _ -.l-wel and Lcnuru had just ro fet the Derby. Another May the second Spring they .«?. -.ngother. ytaiuei*- had y.|> 10 Epsom with Mrs. De and Muudsley in an open ;,V.. contrary to his usual 'Holimged" and won .CltlOO :Ij...