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Brain and Muscle. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
Brain and Muscle. , The manager of a factory went into I the store one day and saw one of the ' storemen tugging at a bis case of goods. His face was red, and the muscles on his neck were ~ bulging ; out I "Hold on t.:ore, Jack," cried the ! manager, "allow mo to demonstrate ' to you the power of brain over mtis I cle." He then grabbed a hook that j was on a shelf and stuck it into the i case, and, giving it a quick jerk, he I fell backward into a pile of rubbish. He rose as gracefully as he could, I saying to the storeman, "Bother it, I the handle was loose!" ! "Yes, sir," replied Jack, "that's why | I didn't use It."
Suspicious Money. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
Suspicious Money. | The story is told of a certain law ; yer who waa retained as counsel for ! n man who stepped in a hole in the street and broke his leg. A suit was brought against the city in the sum of .criOO. and the lawyer won the case. The city appealed to the Su \ prome Court, but here also the ver ! (Ilei was in favor of the plaintiff. ! After setting up the claim, the law | yer handed his client a half-sovereign, j "What i3 this for?" asked the man. i "That is what is left after taking j out ray fee, the cost of the appeal, i and other expenses." j "What is the matter with this?" the
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. By C. T. Capper. Artemiis Graydon, editor and owner owner of tahe "Scrutineer," swung round on his revolving-chair to greet his visitor. The latter politely ac cepted the implied invitation to be seated. Grasped in his hand, Mr. Lionel Bur ton, stockbroker and company promo ter, carried a copy of that week's "paper," and Graydon's eyes twinkled as he noted its deep green cover. It indicated in itself the purpose of Mr. Burton's visit to the offices of-that influential financial publication. Gray don had made his journal a power in the land. Commendation in its col umns spelt success—an adverse judg ment usually portended failure. Mr. Lionel Burton had tacitly admit' ted this when a "par" in that week's number relating to himself caught his eye. It mattered little that tho cri- j ticism levelled at his latest scheme | was at the bottom unfounded. The in- ' v,pg,in" r'"111" criminate between himself and oth ers whom Graydon had run foul of. J They would shun his s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
Amusements, Rule 54, V.R.C. pic-nTc~~ race MEETING Will be held at the Rokcwood Racecourse SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 1914, Under auspices of Rokewood and Corind hap Race Club. Proceeds in aid of Rokewood Mechanics' Institute. Officers: President—C. W. Stanbrook, Esq. Vice-presidents—Messrs E. Russell and John Bell. Treasurers—Messrs W. P. Thomas and F. Westriem. Judge—E. Russell, Esq. Starter—Mr C. Wilding. Clerk of Course, Mr p. Stanbrook, jnr. Time-keeper, Mr C. F. Rowe. Clerk of Scales—Mr F. Westriem. Pony Measurer—Mr R. Jolly.. Stowards—Messrs J. M'Carthy, W. Al corn, C. Wilding, W. Chatham, "W. Laidlersenr., D. H. Gibson, and Allen Noble. Secretary—Mr J. G. Berry. Programme:— 1. BRUSH HURDLE RACE, about 2 miles. Trophy valued £3. 10-st. mini mum. Nomination 4s. 2. TRIAL HANDICAP, about 5 fur. Trophy valued £2. For horses that have never won'more than £5 on the flat. Nom ination 3s. , . 3. HANDICAP NOVELTY PONY RACE, about 4 fur. 14.2 a.u., Trophy £2 2s. Allowance 10 yards to the i...
A WOMAN MASTER BUILDER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
A WOMAN MASTER BUILDER. New York boasts that it is the only city in the world which can produce a woman masier-builder. Miss Alice Durkin provides another striking ii stancfc of how women are invading certain fields of employment, which but a few years ago were looked upjn as purely men's preserves. Miss Durkin has now been in busi ness for nearly four years. In that peri od she has erected sky-scrapers and other buildings to the value of ovev five million pounds. She is the first and, as yet, the only lady member of the Building Trades Association of New York. . Her father was a millionaire, but, was unfortunate in losing nearly all his money. The daughter set out to earn her own living, and made a start • i» n. loading .New. York builder's offlco just fourteen years ago. * When interviewed a short time ago by a newspaper representative, she admitted, that she took a keen inte est in her duties from the start. Sho got a lot of information about ma terials, labor, and other things, ...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
II. Long months of reflection convinc ed Lionel Burton that he had been foolish in flinging down the gage of battle to Graydon openly. A frontal attack on a powerfully-entrenched enemy might be grandly quixotic; but it was not war. He discovered that the rules of the game were elastic, al lowing many variations in tactics, and that men judged by results only. As lie digested these cynical truths, as similating thom to the hard facts of life, he found that back of all his ob servations lay an inflexible desire to get even with his enemy. By slow stages he had drifted to New York, where he allowed his for mer clean shaven countenance to sport an iron-grey growth of beard. Then chance, twelve moiniis later, flung him on speaking terms with Graydon. It happened in the corridor of a fashionable hotel, where the great men merely inquired of Burton the lo cality of the manager's office. The desired Information was given readily—almost before recognition be .came definite; but the unexpecte...
ENLISTING RECRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
ENTL*STING RECRUITS. Sergt.-Major Edwards, of Ballarat, visited the Smythesdale district ou Tuesday, for the purpose of enlist ing recruits for the Commonwealth Military Force. The following were enrolled, and have to report to the Medical Officer, at Ballarat, for ex amination. If passed by the Medi cal Officer they will be included in the Expeditionary Force—D. Nor man Carnegie, A. W. Abbot, E. Cau son, S. Burdett, T. P. Dixon, H. Trafliord.
COMFORTS FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
COMJrortTe for Koi.mrcRs. At a meeting of the Berringa Presbyterian Ladies' Guild a circular was received from the Ballarat Pa triotic committee, asking if help would be given by knitting socks for the soldiers at the front. It was decided to comply with the request. A meeting of the ladies of Ber ringa has been convened for Tues day afternoon to take action to do something for the Australian sol- 1 diers. Smythesdale women are most en thusiastic in the effort to provide comforts for soldiers called to the front. About 200 yards of flannel, besides wool, etc., has been distribu ted, and a large number of shirts, "etc., liavo been made up and for warded to Ballarat. In response to a general request the mayor (Cr Williamson) has initiated a Patriotic Fund, and a fair amount has already been received. A patriotic concert is to be held on Wednesday week, and it is expected that about £8 »vill be obtained aB a result of the effort.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
REMEMBER WHEEXS ■ YOU GHT HEALTH TOO! A PROFESSIONAL NURSE well known throughout Western. Australia, writes her opinion. NURSE ALICE W! KI\TS0N, 21 Hy&lt;fc Slrcct, Nib. Pertb, sends (bis letter : " I have spent ninny years in my profession as a nurse, both here and in Victoria, jj 1 have nursed the sick of nil p descriptions, and some have |S been, very low and weak. |ij The question always arises j1 in the mind of the nurse what jf is the best medicine for a patient when thoroughly run down or to kucp them from .'j getting low and prostrated. 1* l'om years of experience nncl 1 ■! close observation 1 can say I j:j knov/ of no medkinc as goer! as CLEMENTS TONIC as a j| nerve food and appetising ;!; medicine, creating a desire j? for nourishment, h quickly gives health and strength. (Sisned) NURSE WILKINSON." No truer letter was cwr wijttci to w.jmc!; than I this one, proving the healthful ].r.Jt ortjcb of ^ this rernaifiaMe mcifictn:?. Whcr: iii«; jierv.mn f system is hhatte...
Scarsdale Resident Burned to Death. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
Scarsaaie Resident Buniefi to Deaii A fire broke out at -1 o'clock on Friday morning, resulting in the burning to death of -Mr Duncan Matliieson, who was the oldest resi dent of Scarstlale. It is supposed that the deceased, .who slept in a room detached from the main build ing, which is occupied by lii& daugh ter and son-in-law, must have fallen asleep whilst reading, and that the candle burning down ignited the bed-clothes. The body, which was charred beyond recognition, waB found lying across the doorway, and it was apparent that the deceased made an attempt to gat out of the burning building, but was Buffocat ed in the attempt. The deceased was between SO and 90 years of age, and was popular with all sections of the community. The sad occurrence has caused quite a gloom over ScarB dale.
Amongst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
mm iiiii mines. A largely-attended meeting of shareholders in the Beiringa Pro specting Association was held on Tuesday evening. It was reported that a make of stone was struck in the east crosscut, and work had been EUSpeilCtU - i«tafc»*wot.ionR from the shareholders. It was de cided to make a call of 10s per share with a view to driving on and test ing the value of the formation. The wholo of the shareholders present paid the call, and are very sanguine as to future results.
Council Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 22 August 1914
Council Eiciions. Ratepayers in tlx East Riding of the Shire of Grenvife are reminded that an election oC ^councillor takes place 011 Thursday pext. -The .can didates are Mes3rf|j. C. Blalceley aijd A. 0. Hal!. Ine voting at Pit field takes place aj the Mechanics' Institute, not the Shire office as pre viously announced The other poll ing places are &lt;ppe Clear. State school; Happy Valley, State school; Piggcreet, Slate school; lllabarook, Mechi.nics' Hall; Staffordshire Roef, Stale school; B=:Hnga, Mechanics' Hall; Italian Gtijly, S ate school,. Voting starts at 8 and ends at 5 p.m. :
CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
CYCLING. The N.S.W. " Giand Erix " motor cycle road race to be held on the Yetholme circuit, early in October, will be the longest motor cycle con test yet held in Australia. The length of the course, which is a hilly one, will be 140 miles. It is antici pated that the first riders in Victoria, New South Wales and South Aus tralia will compete in the event. It is a foregone conclusion that the World's Cycling Championships, which wore to have been decided at Copenhagen in Denmark this month, have been abandoned owing to the war.
COURSING. PITFIELD AND CAPE CLEAR CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
COURSING. P1TFIEU) AND CAPB CLEAR CLUB. The third mooting of the aboro club took placo on Saturday, at Gleufine, Wal linduc, in the presence of a largo gather ing. The weather was fine; but, owing to the continued dry- spell, the turf was hard, and so iifFpctod tlio running of the dogs that after the second round owners decided not to course further, and divided tho stake. Tlio judge, Mr C. Wilding, gave every satisfaction; tlio slipper, Mr \V. Kennedy, carried out his part with out a hitch; tho secretary, Mr T. Hayden, was as usual indefatigable in his efforts. Tho other officers were:—Stewards, Messrs H. Howclls (president). W. T. Rowe, A. Bentick, C. Howells, J. O'Donnell, W. Chatham, 1). l'oynton, T. M'Caffrey, W. Ebbels. .1". Ronchi, .T. Rowlands; slip steward, Mr P. M'Caffery; field marshals, Messrs Chas. Vaughan and J. Taylor; N.C.C. representative, Mr Chas Yaughan. Tlio results were:— l"or 16 a.a. dogs, at .£1/1/ each. Winner .£10, runner-up .£3. two dogs .£1/1/ each. First ...
MEETING OF DELEGATES. THE FINAL MATCH. LINTON V. BERRINGA. TO BE PLAYED AT BERRINGA TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
MEETING OF DELEGATES. THE FINAL MATCH. LINTON V. BERRINGA. *TO BE PLAYED AT BERRINGA TO-DAY. A meetmfj of delegates of the Searsdale District Football Associa tion was held on Monday evening at Berringa to make arrangements for the premiership match between the Berringa apd Linton clubs. The following were present r—Mr John O'Donnell (president, in the chair); Berringa, Messrs J. M'Cuaker and 3D. Davies; Scaradale, Messrs Frank Young and H. Japp; Linton, Messrs J. M. Wise and E. O'Sullivan; and ■ M«* T. GieeBon, Association secre tary. • The Chairman said the business of the meeting was to decide when and where the deciding match bet -ween Berringa and Linton was to lie played. Mr Wise said that the rules stipu lEted that the final match had to be played on a neutral ground. Where could they get one ? Tin* Chairman—You are mistaken 3tfr Wise. The rules state that in the event of a draw the Association _ ^decides on the ground they deem fit. Mr Wise—We have been sent liere to act und...
Sporting. RACES AT ROKEWOOD. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE BENEFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
LillUlllllij. ' RACES AT ROKEWOOD. "■MECHANICS' INSTITUTE BENEFIT. . The Kokewood Mechanics' committee strc fully alivo to the interests and re quirements of tho institution, and it 13 a "jvcll-reoognispd fact that no building is (better equipped an&lt;l better cared for than "that at ltokewood. To keep abreast of "tlie times some improvement is periodical Jy being effected, and large sums of money "iiav been spent during the past few rears. "In > rder to liquidate tho debt it was de cided to hold a Rule Si race meeting 011 Saturday afternoon. The patronage was satisfactory, for there was a large district •joasemblage present. Hut it was plainly •evident that between the effects of the jHurojiean war and the failure of the crops wnless rain fell, and very shortly, the ga ■Chering lacked that" buoyancy "of spirit ~4hat invariably characterised a meeting of ■Bio tind in this part of the district. As -» result thero did not appear much anx iety to "back the favorites." Bookm...
WOMAN'S WORLD. DON'T QUITE FORGET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
j WOMAN'S WORLD. 1 I DON'T QUITE FORGET. I do not ask that you may love me still, It is so long ago since last me met; I only pray of this, if you will— Don't quite forget! Keep just a letter, or a faded flow'r, Unlooketl at, but in silence cherished jet; The token of a once remembered hour— Don't quite forget! I would not have you know a mo meat's pain, I would not think you over felt re Kret; But though I never see your face again Don't quite forget!
FIRE AT BERRINGA NARROW ESCAPES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
FIRE AT BERRINGA XAJUJOW ESCAPES. A file bi uke out en Tuesday night about 10 o'clock in a four-roonied dwelling- onv 011 and occupied by Jlr .Miles Holmes au»S iiU family, ami resulted in the total ffo mulitiou of tlie building and its conteBfeu .Mrs Holmes had put her four youngr children to Ixd in a 100111 off the diiiiiirgF loum, and was pursuing her usual dutiue: prior to retiring fop the night. Shortly afterwards Mrs IMu'.cs went into the room where the children were asleep aiut found one of the sides of the room in flames. Seizin;; two of her children lan out of tho building with them, an»C promptly relumed for the other two. Th® room iva.s well ablaze by this ta'ino and tb» simikt was eutVocating, but tho plucky woman ittshcd in for her two c.hildirca^. and catching hold of them was corrjinjp. them out wlien a fonguc of ilanio pwept' the hair of her he:id and scorched hear; clothing. Fortunately flic mado a rjuitir and safe exit, for in a few minuted t&M whole buildi...
IS THE MODERN GIRL. DOMESTICATED ENOUGH? [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
IS THE MODERN GIRL DOMESTICATED ENOUGH? Some men seem to labor under the idea that women were born to be slaves. These selfish beings are con less yomesticfited as the generatib*^.. 4-— progresses. ' ""7!'' - •*'' ' They are alarming themselves un necessarily, for when the average girl gets married she generally takes to domesticity as naturally as a duck to water, even if she has had but lit tle previous experience. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule, and probably those people who love to pick holes in the modern girl's habits base their observations on these ex ceptions. Certainly girls have more liberty, and do not spend as much time in the home as their grandmothers. And why not? They have as much right to enjoy their liberty as men. When a sensible girl contemplates mar riage she makes it her 'business to get to know the ropes, so that she may fill the role ot housewife with credit to herself and all concerned; but this should not prevent her from having her liberty. ...