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Incomplete. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 31 July 1914
Incomplete. A clergyman's wife recently ad dressed a meeting of slum liouBewifes on their lioine duties. The address made the home life seem very fine and ideal. One housewife present, however, said the vicar's wife did not go far enough to help her. Said she: "She's all right as far as she goes; but what I'd like to ask Is this:' What would she do if the old vicar came homo on pay niglit with his envelope empty, and wanted to fight her?"
THE HAPPY MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 31 July 1914
THE HAPPY MAN. Two men sat in the lobby of an hotel the other night, arguing vocifer ously, while a third man smoking a long and costly cigar, listened to the , argument with a calm, comfortable, i serene air. J The argument was about happiness. The men claimed, for different rea sons, that it was impossible to he per fectly happy-or, as one of them put it: "No fallible human being is capable iof so forgetting life's trials and tribu lations, or so withdrawing, so to say, from his defective mortal entity, as to become completely possessed, even for a moment, with a sense of perfect happiness." The speaker turned to the man who was smoking the long, expensive cigar so comfortably, 1 "Don't you agree to that, sir?" he j asked. The other flicked oil his ash, with a chuckle. "Gentlemen," lie said, "I am perfect ly happy now." "What!" cried the first speaker. "You mean to say you are perfectly happy-enrapt in the present moment -oblivious of all the troubles of the universe? Perfectly ha...
Stony Broke. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 31 July 1914
Stony Broke. The story la told of a Manchester lawyer who was retained as counsel tor a man who stepped Into a holo In tho street and broke his leg. Suit was brought against tho elty In tho sum of one thousand pounds, and the lawyer won tho case. Tho city ap pealed, but again the verdict was In favor of the plaintiff. After settling up the claim, tho lawyer handed his client a golden sovereign. "What is this for?" asked the man. "That Is what is left after taking out my foe, tho cost of the appeal and i other expenses." "What Is tho matter with this?" | asked the client. "Is It bad?"
A FORGOTTEN PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 31 July 1914
j A FORGOTTEN PAST. By H, J. B1CKLE. The Coronation Theatre was pack ed from stalls to gallery with a vast auUlenco whoso absorbed attention seemed llxcd almost breathlessly upon the stage. A big sceuo was iii pro gress, a scene handled with line dra matic skill, a situation that thrilled (he house. It was the flrst night of a now play, tho first appearance ot a new actress, and both were creating a wondorful impression. And now, la this tense, dramatic moment, when tho woman on the stage, a tragic llgure, with pale face and haunting eyes, stood battling with a crisis in her lite, the picture that she made lived in tho memory long after. At the end of the last act tho cur tain was lifted again and again; ap plause, long sustained, echoed through the L-i:Jl(lii.p; an extraordinary scene of enthusiasm prevailed. She came in answer to that clamor ous call and bowed her thanks many times Iris Wolde, the new dramatic star, a new queen of tho stage, who had conquered and entered into her ...
FOR THE FARMER. BRANDING CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
| ' FOR THE FARMER. BRANDING CATTLE. The great wasto of money entailed by our present iuolhods of branding cattle ia a subjoct which periodically crops up in tho newspapers and loa» ther trade journals. It never appears, however, to get past this stage, for tho same injurious method of apply ing hot irons to tho best part of an animal's hide still continues. In this connection it is pointed out by the English Farmers' Federation that the differonce in price of leather, were it not branded, is probably 3d. to -Id. per pound. Then, again, raw hides, If not branded, would fetch Id. per pound more, and, as these hides weigh from CO lb. to SO lb. the difference in value is very appreciable. The Federa tion advocates either an alteration of the method of branding, op that the animals be branded with smaller brands, on tho 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/...
Tired Of It. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
Tired Of It. "Mr. Smithers," said his 'wife, "It 1» remember rightly, you have often said that you dlslllte to see a woman con stantly getting herself into print?" "I do," said Smlthors positively, "You consldor it unwomanly and In delicate, I believe?" "Very." "And you don't see how any man could allow his wife to do anything of the kind?" "Yes, I think bo." "Well, Mr. Smithers, in view of all the facts In the case, I feel justified In asking you for a now silk dross." "A new silk dress?" "Yes; for the last eight years 1 nave had nothing hotter than four penny print, and I want something better. I'm tired of getting into print." Drugs often Injure the lining mem brane of the stomach, so that food Is not assimilated, appetite 1b lessened, and there Ib wasting of the body. It Is always dangerous to drug one's self in order to reduce flesh, as a stout person has often a fatty heart, which is susceptible to depression from the ictlon nf druca
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
VARIETIE8. "YOB," said tho young student ".houghttully, "when I get interested In a subject I iwver stop until I havo ombraced It thoroughly." "That's nice," was tho hesitating reply. "Do-do you tlilnk I'm an In teresting subject?" A well-known physician was Invi ted out to the country for sonic shoot lug, but, although ho tried several times, lio could not hit a single rab bit. "I'm very unlucky," ho exclaimed. "I've killed nothing all day." "Never mind," said his host; "write tho rabbits one of your prescriptions." "Tho fortune-teller said I should marry a blonde," said a good-looking young fellow to an np-todato girl. "Did she sa.v how soon 7" "Yes, in six months." "1 en it easily be a blonde by ilia! time. Jack!" was the coy response. "Well, Mr. Greenhorn," commenced the captain, with breezy Jocularity, "what can you do for your keep?" "Anything," replied the now hand, modestly. "Can you steer the mainmast down the saloon stairs?" continued the sea faring Sydney Smith. Tho new h...
FOILED BY FATE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
' i / . FOILED BY FATE. By H. J. Blckle. Tho girl smoothed out the crumpled piece of paper and stared at tho words written there, words that seem ed 03 U inscribed by the hand of late, deciding her future destiny. 'Trepan- Tor a hasty journey, CY ciiyt..not a moment is to he lost; you must leave this house seereily before it is astir to-morrow morning. When all is quiet, come down to the study. \ou will find me there waiting. Hriug your pearls with you.- KA riiLMl.' She stared at the hold writing with a curious intentness. She could not | understaid; yet, instinctively Cecily Wraygate reali.-rd that this was to be the end of the long, beautiful holi* da> her lite had been since that won deriul morning, six months ago, when her handsome, still youthful, father had come to claim her from tho school where she had lingered 011( uu. c-hlest ^irl ;liur. \ splendid time of travel had fol lowed, spent in the companionship of a man who knew the world inside out -a brilliant man, whose fas...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
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LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
LADIES' LETTER. | The social air is thick with rumors ot matrimonial events to bo announc ed ui u tuturo date, the moat Import ant o£ which will Lio given out very shortly, between a pair who are in tho very forefront of local society, even ua their parents were be£ora them. The girl, who is moneyed and very smart, is tho youngest ol u large family; the rumorod llauce is the sou o£ a former politician. Rela tives o£ the happy pair aro said to he duly enthusiastic about the prospec tive uniou ui these two, which pro mises to be an ideal 0110 iu every way. do they will have their work cut out in answering letters ol congratulation, which will simply rain in on tliein when the rumor is coulirmed. The proverbial little bird also whis pers ui an engagement, news o£ which is said to have becu watted across seas. The iatly iu the case is the eldest o£ a group o£ pretty siBtera. tihe is at present visiting the old world with her mother. The man, who is a son o£ one ol our late min ing magna...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. A Midnight Messenger. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT, By FRED M. WHITE. Published by arrangement with Ward, Look & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Itlghts Reserved. CHAPTER I. A Midnight Messenger. ifivcrard Gllray struggled to be tree. What did this outrage menu? Who was this ragged, seedy fellow, who had thus dared to attack liim on his own doorstep on the stroke of twelve? And tills was not some slum In the East End-It was the respectable, dull, decorous Harloy-strcct. Gllray had slipped his Yalo key in the front door, the polished mahogany portal stood open showing tho luxury and comfort and elegance of tho hall in the dim, shaded electric light when this ragged nomad had emerged from the sha dows and gripped liim by tho shoul der. A beggar no doubt, some Impudent follow relying on tho lateness of the hour and tho stillness of the street to onforco a demand for alms. Gllray turned llorcely upon him, his loft shot out and tho rulllan staggered under the force of the blow. The street outside was abso...
TRADE RUNNERS. NOVEL LIFE IN AUSTRALIAN PORT. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
TRADE RUNNERS. , NOVEL LIFE IN AUSTRALIAN PORT. An interesting phase of lifo in the. port ol Nowonstlo (Australia) a few years ago was that ot trade-running. The ships runulug to make port were sought out In tho open aoa by "but cher" boats manned by export onrs tnon, wlioso object was to gain the quarter-deck ot tho Incoming aailora before rival traders, so that they might secure tlie ordors for meat, bread, or clothes. To-day steam tramps do a large share ot tho conl-cnrryjng trade, and ovon with the sailors that remain the provldoring of the vessel is often arranged beforehand by tho owners or charterers. Tho story ot the trade-runners IB full of oxcltoment, and not Infrequent ily smacks of dangerous adventure. It | was the keenness of trtjdo rivalry that added zest to the game. There woro the Ioofcout mon, the well-trained oars men and cos, ami .all the excitement of tho chase. Those old marauding sea mon of tho Mediterranean who chased tliclr prey In evil-looking low-cut ves se...
CHAPTER II. The White Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER II. The White Hand. Gilrny stared wonderingly at tho speaker. Ho could only wait for the other man to speak. It looked that night as if nil tho world had gone mad, as If law and order, and tho sacred rights of property wore no more. For this man was not shirking or abashed; there was no suggestion of an apology about him. On the contrary, his mnnner was cooly con temptuous, over superior; it was as if a magistrate were addressing a first offender. Ho was a waster, of course, and a failure-ovon his cool and easy au dacity could not conceal that. But ho was undoubtedly a strong man, and Gllroy did not fall to rocogniBC tho fact. "How did you got here?" ho stam mered. "Does it matter?" tho other asked. "Lot It sudlco that I am horo. Be fore long you will bo glad I came. Permit me to introduce myself. Mr. I-Ioraco Vorley, wlillom Doctor. Vor ley, very much at your service/'. U./jT4ucaTRogLntorynmvr0 n0t °n-' s=f5!',0& S' X5' .r'tTSS "r'"'on,»n. "ill that woman Imp ~roV,%...
Chance for the Country Party GRAIN ELEVATORS WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
Chance for the Country Party GRAIN ELEVATORS WANTED. Victoria is lugging behind Westralla and New South Wales in respect to grain carriage in built. These two widely-divided States are preparing io erect grain silos and elevators, and 110 doubt tliey will induce shipping companies to lit up their holds speci ally l'or tlie reception ol' unbagged wheat. Such Kliips will slum the port of .Melbourne until it is brought into line. Tlie grain production of Austra lia is still in its infancy. Dlstuncp from the European market hampers its growlb. Bulk handling would cut away part of this handicap. The Country Party in Victorian Legisla ture lias tlie chance of its lifetime now to press for grain eiovators, while the now Premier Is gingerly gathering up tho lines of his policy and Is In a pliable condition and sen sitive to the promptings of any rea sonable section of his followers.
CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. Gilray moved back as if that long, slim hand was some foarful thing fraught with peril. Yet ho was strange ly fascinated by it, it aroused all his artistic sense and love of the beauti ful. Nor was lie blind to the value of those beautiful old rlngB that decked it with their glittering brilliants. It seemed to him that ho had seen one of tliem before In a famous collection of jewels. Surely the one with the panel of stones had been part of the D'Alen CUB treasures. Gilray could have sworn that he had once had it In his hand for in spection; that it; was something ho at ono time had boon half disposed to buy. Sweating and trembling as he was from head to foot, he could not keep these thoughts out of his mind. Tho slim, white arm advanced, the slender fingers with tho nails of pearl were almost on hla foot, the waving light mado circles of llamo in tho sha dows, he could see the gleaming oyeB of tho terrified rats. He could see, too, the dark alimo on t...
GEELONG WAKES UP. PIVOT CITY NOW PROGRESSIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
GEELONG " WAKES 'UP. PivOT CITY NOW PROGRESSIVE. Gccloiig is uwuke! A few years ago there was not so very much exagger ation iu the story that a person in Moorabool-street at 1U i>.m. was liable to be looked upon as a suspect. Now its tram bells chime in harmony with the dulcet tones irom the post ollico clock ut midnight. To accord with the prol'essed sanctity ot the city, no doubt, the post-oiliee bells ring out a stanza ot' something like "Abide \VUh jMe." Hut can it be when 110 amorous lover with his lass would dare venture to recline .011 the grassy slopes? Geelongb by-laws state he must sit erect or walk on. Shops ami houses are springing up like mush roums 011 the bunks ot the iiarwon. The council hab had the long ieuco around Johnstone l'ark auu the tall ilag-pole therein painted. And the "tip" below the Uordon College has almost been lilled in.- (j oolong foot ballers need not now lounge about thj streeis. They can go to their new club rooms and play ping-pong and drink ...
IF I KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 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, tor me. 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 aiul many a day. If I knew a box that were large I enough To hold all the frowns I meet, I would like to gather every one, Prom nursery, school, and street: Then, folding and holding, I'd pack them In, I And, turning the monster key, l I'd hire a"giant to drop the box To the depths of the deep, deep sea.
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY Tlio only principles about somo peo ple is to make principal without prin ciple-Snm Montis. ; 1 'Tls better to liavo loved and lost ' than never to liavo lost at nil.-Goorgo Ade. . Wion you criticise a man ho Is first tak_>n abaCk,' and then ho takes af front.-W. Tallman. . Somp folks are lllto rocking-chairs full of motion without progress.-En telle Klander. A cannibal king recently sont post haste for his doctor ? "Good gracious, man," tlio , doctor said, "you'ro in a dreadful state. What have you been eating?" "Nothing," . groaned: the sick man,, "except a slice of that "multi-million aire whoso. yacht... >vas . wrecked on Cocoanut Reef." "Merciful powers!" the doctor cried. "And I told you under~.no circum stances to cat anything rich. Georgo, got the saws and axes. Wo must oparato at onco." "I'm sorry to confess It," says Madame Jolre, one of 'Paquln's repre sentatives, "but the bodice which makes the most liberal revelations are going to c...
PREVENTION OF COLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
PREVENTION OF COLDS. Now is the tlrao for colds and many I pcoplo resign themselves to the idea that when because the winter comes they must perforce suffer more or loss 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. I There has been obained from China the water chestnut, tho tubers of which, when eaton raw or In stews, are much lilted by tho native epicures. 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 I the usual "oldest Inhabitant" of a village. In tho course of conversa ! tion lie asked the ancient how old ho was. I "I bo j...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 7 August 1914
. Levey's Commercial Stores . JlfST WHAT YOU WANT AND ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO SEE. Thv popular vote from men of tasto and style is easily in our favour, which is fully evidenced by our successful progress, which may be attributed to' our foresight and judgment in knowing how to provide for every taste in The Latest Dress Accessories. Something neu> arrives hy every Mail and in such varieties as to easily satisfy ail tastes. Just call when your thoughts turn toward Dress Needs, and see how well we can please you. W. LEVEY, "The Store where Quality Counts In the Drapery Department at the Commercial S'oree, just prior to stock-taking all Remnants and Oddments moat be cleared at' ?Bargain Prices »> Ladies' Rainfroof Coats, In all Fash ionable Cuts, Must be Cleared as I am Over Stocked. I All Mens' Overcoats are being Cleared at Reduced Prices also. Laconia Blankets ' Manufactured in Victoria, stand for the Best Quality in Blankets, which I an also offering at Reduced Prices. Inspe...