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SCARSDALE. TOWN HALL EXTENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
SUAKSDALE, TOWN HALL EXTENSION. A well-attended meeting of the ■To wu 'Hn)i- ^Atct/oivii" ftitui" cotnrnit— tee was held at tho town hall on Tuesday evening; Vice-presidenS A. A. Edgar presided. The hoa„ secretary (Mr PI- B. Elsey) present ed the audited statement to date. •This showed that tho credit balance at the bank was £33 lt>3 2&lt;J. It was resolved that the suin of £,'53 be handed to the council. They anti cipate receiving £4 or £;> additional before closing the accounts, which it was decided should be done after the social to be given in the hall on JOth ^jptember. To date the hall extension fund raised locally and by Old Boys now amounts to tha fine total of £283. OBITUARY. Another of tho stetling pioneers of this district has passed away in. the person of Mr William Wilkin son, sen., who passed peacefully away on the 8th inst. at the ripe age of 93 years. The deceased was x native of Durham, England, and arrived in this state in 1857 by tha '•Britain." lie ...
LAUNDRY HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
LAUNDRY HINTS. Never wring linen with a clothes wringer. It makes wrinkles that are hard to iron out. Starched clothes are easier to iron i£ sprinkled with hot water half an hour before ironing. Do not pad the ironing board with wool blankets, which hold moisture ture and make your clothes difficult to iron. Cover the top with a thick lay er or cotton batting—one pound will be sufficient—then cover with one thickness of cotton flannel, drawing llie cloth tightly and sewing or tack ing on the underside. Cover this in the same way with one. thickness of smooth muslin, and you will find an excellent surface for ironing. Starch for a black lawn dress, that will make it look like new and will not show on the surface of the dress goods, can be made in this way—Take black dye, dissolved as you would for coloring, and keep it bottled. Make the starch quite thin, strain the dye and mix a little of it with the starch. Proceed as usual and the dress will look like a new one when laundered. It ...
SOON ROUSED HER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
SOON ROUSED HER. "If we could rouse her from this apathy," said the doctor, turning from the patient with a worried look, "there might be some hope. If she could be made to speak we might make her re alise her condition and get Uer to make an effort to save herself." He turned to the husband, who kncUbv the bed, his haggard face counterpane, you say or do something" uiat ""wiiT arouse her from this stupor? Isn't there anything you could do that would awaken her?" A look of hope lighted the husband's pale face. He rose without a word and left the house. It was midnight. The watchers by the bedside heard the rain pelting against the side of the house and whistling around the corners of the old home. A step sounded on the gravel walk outside. In another second there was a click of a latch-key fumb ling in the keyhole of the front door. The restless turning of the sick wo man's head upon the pillow stopped suddenly. She seemed to listen. The door opened and steps came along the hall. Th...
ROKEWOOD. UNTIMELY END. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
ItOIiEU'Otfl). - UNTIMELY END. ' Great surprise was expressed on Saturday when it became known that Mr T. Jacka had passed away in circumstances that point to sui cide. Deceased was oO years of aga and w s a retired farmer Jiving about two miles from Rokewood. He wa3 a sufferer from nerva troubles and insomnia, and had taken trips to other parts for the benefit of hts health. Ho was pos sessed of considerable means. He leaves a widow, but no children. The remains were interred in the Rokewood cemetery on Tuesday, the funeral cortege being a very lengthy one. The Rev. M. M'Queen con ducted the burial service. The coffin bearers were Messrs A. Wal lace, D. Wallace, T. Wallace, Thos. Nestor; pall-bearers, Mes3is John Elder, C! Robertson, C. Wilding, Crs J. Vernon, J. Boyle, and P. X. C'allaghan. Rev. W. E. Piigh, F. Rat clili'e. U. Jolly, W. Carr, jnr., W. P. Thomas, C. \\r. Stan'orook, R, EL Evans, E. ltoutson, W. Elder, T. Simpson, J. Williamson, supported by D. Ross, A. Goodall, A. ...
BALLARAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
BALLARAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. Wheat, 4/6 to 4/8 for prime ""Ujns Oats: Heavy feed, 2/;. lor iced, -/10. Peas, 5/G. Barley: Prime waiting 110m inallv, 3/6: medium to good, fiom o/ to 3/1; "Cape, .2/6 to 2/8; Hour, iJ/lo/^ brail. i6/5/; pollard, JCG/10/. liay : JM.'jG foi beat chaffing; "»auSf/', £5 Straw, 35/ to 37/6. Potatoes, .£4/10/ to Ao 10/, according to variety alld qualjt.\.
CAPE CLEAR. SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
CAPE CLEAIi. SCHOOL CONCERT. On Wednesday eveniug next a grand concei t, followed by a ball, is to be given by the Magpie's Costume Comedy Company, under the direc tion of Mi.33 Rheita Madden, m aid ot the Srata school funds. The pro gramme is a varied'>an&lt;l interesting one, and one of tho features of the' eiueriainment is a competition for district singers aud reciters. En tries will be received np to the even ing of the'entertainment. A. num ber of district performers have in timated their intention to take part.
BALLARAT WHOLESALE DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
BAI.LAKAT WHOLESALE DAIRY l'RODUCE 11AHKET. Thursday. T 3. Lawless and Co. (late M'Gregor Bros) report:—Butter: l'rimc factory prints, 1/; lump, Uld^dairy, 9d; seiiiua tor, 10.\d to lid.• Eggs. 8i&lt;l. Bacon. Sides, l'Od to lid; middles, /; ham,,1J Lard, S.U1. Iloney, 3id to 3;.d. Cheese, SJd to 9d. Phillips and Chamberlain report; — Butter: Prime factory prints, ,]'irv 8d llSd to 1&lt;: separator, 10d; "ailJ, «*• E"K= Sd to 3d. Bacon: Sides, lid: mid dlet'l/; 1mm, 1/. Lard, 8Sd. Chces*. 8kl. Onions: Brown Spanish, J.9/10/. j Potatoes, ■ Jt4/10/ lo 0:5/10/- ;
District News. ILLABAROOK. ROUNDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
JJistrlcl News. ILLllMKODIi. ROUNDERS. The Pitlield school girls, accom panied by parents, journeyed her«j on Saturday last to cry concisions with the local school girls. After a vjry exciting game tho Illabarook girls, won by one rounder. Refresh ments were afterwards provided by tho parents of tho local girl?. A return ruatcLi is iu be piayed on September 17ih. The Rokewood Junction girls have accepted a chal lenge from the Iilabarook girls for a. match to-day.
CHAPTER XI. A Social Function. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
CHAPTER XI. I A Social Function. Gilray was amazed at his reception, but he steadied himself with one hand upon the table. He must not betray himself before this stranger who so kindly took his presence for granted. There would be plenty of time for an explanation later on. It would be as well, too,, if he followed the other man's suggestion. He was feeling jumpy and nervy, as well he might, when all the circumstances were taken into consideration. So he quickly helped himself to a whisky and soda and gulped it down. The generous old cordial warmed his blood and restored his flagging spirit. Where was he, and what was going on? That he would have to find out as quickly as possible. To try to ex plain his presence there by a bold recital of the plain truth was oat of the question. His host or hostess, as the case might be, would rightly re I fuse to believe him. They would probably hand him over to the police, and then a ruinous scandal would be causcil. He had no desire that his pro...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. CHAPTER X. In the Dark. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M. WHITE. f^hSnelby arrangement with Ward, Liock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. In the Dark. just lor a little while Gilray could see nothing. True, tiie door was open and he could hear a chatter of voices, but he had darted into the shadow that lay black on one side of the cor ridor so that only a glimpse into the bedroom was afforded him. He could make out a portion of the panelled wall with a picture or two upon it,; there was the outline of a Chippcn- j dale cabinet full of old china. One of the pictures was undoubi. .u--*: -Millet, ..as . Gllray.'s _ In: ji.ed....ey a could see at a glance, 'i'hese were unusual objects to encounter in a wayside inn, and at any other time he would have noted them with astonishment. But so many amazing things had happened during that wonderful even ing that it seemed to Gilray now that he was past all further astonishment. Otherwise he might have gasped aloud as a man emerge...
HOW AUTHORS GET IDEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
HOW AUTHORS GET IDEAS. I Writing is au art that almost any j educated person may learn—that is if they have enough industry in their make up. But it is of little use to learn composition if you have not got 1 ideas. You must luive a plot before you can write a story, and plots are the great stumbling block to the aver age writer. : Mr. Charles Garvice, the novelist, &lt; ' tV.^Mjeople are too inKn7on^lS*** think of anyiiiUig SioXJ'ui'-vitu>.-^\iVCiuu-: lar stage of their toilet. But, perhaps, Air. Garvice uses a safety razor. j A great many people think best in bed, and many writers sleep with a pad and pencil beside them. Nothing is more annoying than to think of some gorgeous situation just before go ing to sleep, and then iind in the morn ing that the brilliant idea has faded like a dream. Mr. H. G. Wells is one of those for tunate men who brim with ideas. He is said to have a collection of plots which no pen could possibly hope to work into stories within a lifetime. ...
CHAPTER XII. The Fortune Teller. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
CHAPTER XII. The Fortune Teller. Gilray smiled. Alter all, it was a difficult matter to be angry long with Ninon Desterre. "I know my fortune already," he said. "Most men of ambition do. We malce our own, Madame Desterre. It is a mere matter of selection." "Really! But is there not a popular saying to the effect that nothing hap pens but the unexpected? Man may propose, you know, but the power of disposing lies elsewhere. Ah, you are ambitious for political honors and a ■ seat in the Cabinet. To reach that enal von must (rive all vour time to the game and be independent o£ your profession. Therefore you follow the lines of the least resistance and look for a rich wife " Gilray smiled again. He was not going to he drawn any more. On the contrary, he was here to find out what Ninon Desterre was doing. It i amused and flattered his egregious , self-conceit to imagine that he had I utterly deceived the pretty French woman and that she was in blissful ignorance of the fact that he had tr...
Nightmare. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
Nightmare. Nightmare, according to one theory, is due to a suspension ot power in the muscles of inspiration. The weight, the want of breathing, and the sense of suffocation seem to prove this; and a still greater proof is that, after the sufferer can spealc only one syl lable, the paroxysm is at an end. The word cannot be spoken without breath —breath cannot come out of the lungs until it is brought in, nor brought in without the action of the muscles of the breast and ribs. Nothing can be more simple than tho cause; it is the temporary paralysis of the pector al muscles, through the medium of the nerves which supply them with feeling.
ACTION AT BERRINGA. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
ACTION A.T BERRINGA. Tho undoubted patriotism of the 3J.-rjiiiK:l b'dies was fully borne out at a largely-attended meeting hold on Tues (liiv afternoon at tlu> iierringa Mechanics' lliill. Miss Emerson was voted to tho chair. A free discussion ensued on what was best to bo dune for our soldiers going to and who are at the front. It was re iolved to establish a Patriotic Fund, and to leave subscription lists for voluntary contributions at tho mints, and those who do not give in this way uro to bo waited &lt;m by Mesdames S. Menhenift and G. Keitie. A meeting will then be held to decide what the ladies can best do with tho funds at their disposal. It was also resolved to ask the schoolchildren to as sist by giving tho smallest donation, and to make handkerchiefs, the material for which was promised by Mesdames It. Thompson, W. Lanffeford, and C. Hoir lctt.
How to Keep Slender. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
How to Keep Slender. The following suggestions liave been recommended to those who are de veloping a tendency to obesity— Take as many meals as you like, but always at regular hours. Satisfy your hunger at each meal, but endeavor not to overload your stomach. Keep to the same menus as much as possible. Do not touch sugar or any dish or food substance containing it, except ing fresh fruits. Take as little bread as possible; abstain from it entirely if you can. Eat boiled or fried meat in prefer ence to otlier forms. Cold meat is the best, however, then boiled flsli and green vegetables. Take little butter and few eggs, and avoid entire ly all forms of ragout, sauces, and creams. Only drink between meals, and then take hot drinks, such as tea or coffee, without sugar. Avoid beers and liqueurs. At least twice a day take a sharp walk o£ a quarter to half an liour. Do not Bleep more than seven hours. Got up as soon as you wake in the morning and do not indulge in siestas.
The European War. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
T(e European War. The big engagement between the allied forces and the Germans is de veloping. The British repulsed six distinct attacks by the Germans. The Brit ish artillery fire was more effective than the German, and their bayonet charges w^re superior. The Ger man attack was repulsed. • The advance of the Russian armies continues unchecked. Four big .irmif-s ara in the fitl.l, two in 'Germany and two in Austria. It is quite evident the Germans intended fo L'ive the French and British forces a d ath blow, and then return on tlie Russians. There was a lar go attendance of Scars bit; Old B-»ys an ! Old Girls and citiz-'us at the social held at the Town Hail on Tuet-'ay evening. Messis N. Carnegie and B. Burdett, volunteers for camp, from the Scars dale contingent, were the guests. Mr,C. Walker, ,J.P , of Ballarai, pre sident, occupied the chair.
AN HOUR WITH NEOLITHIC MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
AN HOUR WITH NEOLITHIC MAN. I The discovery of the now famous human skull in the Piltdown gravel pit near Lewes has added much to our Knowledge o£ Palaeolithic man, but we are still unable to form an accur ate picture of the appearance ot that interesting person. With regard to men of the succeeding, or Neolithic age, anthropologists can outlinj a sketch which in its main features may be verified by known facts. The scientific examination of skeletons and burial-gil'ls, the excavation ot grave-mounds and earthworks, the comparison of British relics with those of French caverns or Swiss lake dwellings, the study ol' skulls and hair and eyes have yielded clear testimony concerning the folk who lived in Bri tain four thousand years ago. To present a picture the "flowing vesture" of time must be disturbed a little, so that we may peer backwards into the prehistoric age. We have to imagine an England somewhat larger than the one which we now know. Its area must be extended outwards until...
ACCIDENTAL RECOVERIES OF LITERARY TREASURES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
ACCIDENTAL RECOVERIES OF LITERARY TREASURES. A page of valuable Greek manu script once came into the possession 01 the Bishop of Ugento wrapped round a fish that was brought to him. By the merest chance he examined the wrapping and found it to be part of a treatise thought for many cen turies to be lost. He hastened to the stall of the dealer where the fish had been bought, and arrived just in time to save the remaining pages of the treasure. Quite as lucky as this was the chance that led to the preservation of the Magna Charta. The story runs that Sir Robert Cotton one day enter ed his tailor's shop as the tailor was about to cut up for patterns an an cient document to which were attach ed many large and imposing seals. Sir Robert arrested the hand of the tailor, even though he did not imme diately recognise the value of the document, which he purchased for a few pence. The journal that Montaigne, the great French essayist, kept during his Italian travels was discovered In a moth-e...
Council Elections. GRENVILLE SHIRE. MR BLAKELEY RETURNED FOR EAST RIDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
COIUCil ElSGllOQS. GRENVILLE SHIRE. MR BLAKELEY RETURNED FOR EAST RIDING. Great interest waa taken 011 Thurs day in the election of a councillor for the representation of --the East Riding of the Shire of Grenville, and Mr J. C. Blakeley, who opposed the retiring councillor, Mr A. C. Hall, was returneJ by a substantial majority, .Mr Hall failing to secure the number required to save his de posit. ' The voting at the different booths was an follows :— Blakeley. Hall. Cape Clear -10 3 Pitfield Plains 30 0 Iltabarook (jO 3 Piggoreet 13 22 Happy Valley 1-i 20 Italian Gully 20 6 Staffordshire Reef 13 0 Berringa 123 3 31i 57 The returning officer, Or Poynton, ci'eclarod the result of the poll at the Cape Clear school in the presence of a fair gathering of ratepayers. Mr Blakeley thanked the rate payers for their hearty response in placing him at the top of the poll. With the aid of his colleagues he would do his best to advance the .interests of tho ratepayers in every possible way. He mo...
Pitfield Banner. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING. [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914. STAR PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 29 August 1914
I'cl-.listlri) BVEliY 3A.TCKDAY MOUSING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] Saturday, August 23, 1914. star pictures. B. Cr. Collier's Star pictures will bo shown to a Berringa audience on Tuesday evening —'Tlio 'ploturouf to,rlio" jected on tho screen by the new radium light, are a new and first-class lot, and as Mr Collier has given good programmes at Berringa before there is no doubt lie will ! retain the reputation gained on this oc casion. THE A.X.A. Tho fortnightly meeting of the Berringa and Staffordshire licet branch A.X.A. was held on Wednesday evening at tho Me chanics' Ilall, the pi-evident (ill- S. J. Jaek t>iin) occupying the chair. A circular was received from the hoard of directors, asking that the branch co-operate with any patriotic movement initiated in the town; also asking members to fittingly celebrate Wattle Day. Arrangements were made for a debate at tlu> next meeting oil the subject, "Should Hotels...