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RIFLK SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
KIFLK SHOOTING. Oil Saturday afternoon a handicap spoon si 1 oot was fired over the fiOOyds. range by members of the Welshpool Rifle Club. The winner turned up in 13. Mounsey, a junior shot, who is rapidly improving by steadily following up practice at the different ranges. Scores:— 600 Hep. Ttl. E. Mounsey ... 44 ■8 50 P. Pauline ... 46 2 48 C. C. Rossiter ... 46 2 48 J. Lee ... 43 5 48 W. T. DdfT ... 44 2 46 B. Tindule ... 41 5 46 W. Crouch ... 37 9 46 H. Kerr ... 43 2 43 W. Medloy ... 42 2 44 L. Korr ... 43 2 44 P. Hanrahan ... 41 2 43 McAuliffe ... 38 5 43 J. Morgan ... 37 5 42 F. Scott ... 34 9 43 C. Pritchard ... 28 9 37 T. B. Crouch ... 27 9 37 F. Finlay ... 29 5 34 A. Sutherland ... 18 10 28 To-morrow musketry shooting will bo carried out at the Welshpool range from 10 a.m. All members who have not completed their course are asked to roll up and fire same.
A Slight Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
A Slight Mistake. She was young and rather nervous, and when the precious baby was ill, she sent for the doctor hastily. When the servant told her he waB down stairs, she carried the baby into the drawing-room and interviewed a sol emn young man, to whom she related various interesting details of the child's ailments! He looked worried end finally exclaimed. "I don't know much about such things, madam, being unmarried. Wouldn't it be better to consult a doc tor?" "But, aren't you the doctor?" "No, madam, merely the piano tuner!"
Her Way of Telling Him [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
Her Way of Telling Him A young ploughman and his neigh bor servant lass were going home one night from the Dumfries Pair. When about a mile 011 the road he said to her, "Jenny, I wad kiss ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." No answer. Another mile on the road he again said, "Jenny, 1 wad kiss ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." No answer. When they were getting near home, for the third time he said—"Jenny, I wad kiss ye, but I'm feart ye wadna let me." "Rab," said she, "dae ye min* yesterday I coutdna lift yon bag of potatties intae the cairt, an' ye lifted them?" "Ay," said Rab. "Well, dash ye, ye're far stronger than me!"
A STAR OF THE STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
A STAR O F THE STAGE. By H. J. BICKLE. The man halted on the threshold of the Btudio, hla eyes wandering from the living model to the picture that was growing beneath the inspired touches of the famous artist, then back again his gaze returned to the : .child who was posing for the single figure that looked out from the can-1 vas—the , "Glow-worn Queen"—the ; fairy figure of a iittle girl amidst j aoxne flowers, on which, through the • evening mists, glow-worms were faint ly shining. 1 Philip Slade drew a deep, silent breath, and the color ebbed away from beneath the sun blackened features. He could feel it rush to his heart, with a swift, bewildering emotion that shook his whole being. What face was this, so like the face of a woman belonging to the past—this lovely, childish face that, even as he watched, himself unseen, seemed slowly to whiten, and surely that slight, frail form swayed unsteadily? Slade strode across the room, just in time to catch the little girl as she collapse...
The Cook and the Coachman. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
The Cook and the Coachman. - A dispute bad long existed in a gentleman's family between the cook and the coachman, about bringing the cream from the farm for breakfast. Their master one morning ' called them both before him that he might hear what they had to say. The cook pleaded that the coach man was lounging about the kitchen the best part of the morning, yet he was so ill-natured that he would not fetch the cream for her, though he saw she had not a moment to spare. Th coachman said It was not his busi ness. "Very well," said the master; "but what do you call your business?" "l"o take care of the horses and clean and drive the carriage," replied the coachman. "You say right," answered the mas ter, "and I do not expect you to do more than that for which I pay you; but this I insist upon—that every morning before breakfast you get the carriage ready, and drive the cook to the-farmer's for the cream; and I hope that you will allow that to be part of your business." The stout party...
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. Robert Colea, an old soldier, who was born on Christmas Eve, 1808, cele brated his 106th birthday at Croydon recently. His wife Is ninety-three years old, and throughout the year lie lias regularly fetched her old-age pension and liis own from Selhurst Post Office, nearly half a mile away. Left, fatherless at the age of four teen, Coles ran av.ay from homo and joined the CSth Foot (Durham I.ight Infantry). He served through the Crimean War (1S54-S) at the base as oilicer's servant, six out af seven of his masters dying from wounds or disease. After fifteen years in the Army he was employed for a time by a sister of General Gordon. He passed through Stafford on June 14, 1S5G, the day when William Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner, was executed. He remembers the -51b. loaf selling at 1/3. When the present King was crowned in June, 1911, the old man disappeared in the early morning and was away all day. He had gone to London anil saw the Coronntion pro cession, supporti...
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. Gas and Bread Made From It. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. Gas and Bread Made From It. American and Canadian sawmills have discovered that tho sawdiiHt. j which they have been perplexed how , to rid themselves of as a worthless I encumbrance Is worth at least S j per ton. In Baltimore a chemist has . perfected a process of extracting gas lrom sawdust, udequate euough to supply a city like Ottawa with litjliL and heat at 5d. per 1000ft. Tills is I thought to portend that around the great sawmills, which have beta emp tying their dust Into the Ottawa River, a varioty of now Industries subsisting on it are likely to grow up. In Austria, where everything In the shape of fuel is being carefully search ; ed for, sawdust Is impregnated with I a mixture of tarry substances and ' heated to tho proper temperature; it j is then passed over a plate of iron l heated by steam, from which a screw ] conveyor takes It to a press, where it Is compressed into briquettes of ( the required size. Tho press turns out i about nineteen every mi...
Cat Calls. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
Cat Calls. They wore engaged to be married, and called each other by their first names. Tom and Fanny, and he was toiling her how ho had always liked the name of Fanny, and how It sound ed like music In his ear. "I like the name so much," he add ed, as a sort of clincher to tho argu ment, "that when mv sister Clara nak ed me to name her pet terrier, 1 at once called her Fanny—after you, dearest." "Hut I don't, consider that any com pliment," said the fair girl, edging away from him. "How would you like to hare a dog named after you?" "VThy, ttmt'e nothing," said Tom, airily. "Half tlio cats In tho country are named after mo."
Polite Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
Polite Melbourne. It was at a publlc-houBe in Mel bourne. where an olil lady naked for a ouartern of gin In a bottle. "Wo have three klnilB, ma'am," said one of the grinning barmen. "We have oyxgen, hydrogen, and dry gin. Which will you take?" "Dry gin," replied the old lady se verely. When she was served she said: "I was not nware your master kept three asses before, but I notice (lint he does. "Where?" asked the uurprised bar man. "Why, there," she said. pointing to the other two barmen. "There is Mr. Compass, Mr. Thomas, and—let me se.\ they cull you 'Jack,' don't they?" "Yes," replied the barman. "Then," she said, as she politely bowed herself out, "good-night. Jack ass!"
WHY WE SHAKE HANDS [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
WHY WE SHAKE HANDS When a gentleman meets a lady of hia acquaintance in the street, he In variably raises his hat by way of recognition. This form of salute is a relic of by-gone days of chivalry, when knights rode and walked about clad in steel armor to preserve them selves from the sword-cuts and spear thrnsts of their enemies. ~" When such a knight entered any house as a guest lie at once discard ed hi3 helmet to show that he trusted to the protection of his host, and was not afraid. For the same reason he bared his head when talking with a lady he knew, and the custom has been continued to the present day. A good many years ago there was most certainly a reason why two ifien should shake hands when they met. If they did not recognise each other they would each grasp the other's weapon-hand as a precaution against treachery. From this It became cus tomary to surrender their fighting hands freely to one another.
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books! [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books! Among tlio eccentricities of the rich, • the passion for always possessing enormous sums of ready cash is sure ly one of the most extraordinary. A former Lord Dysart one day asked a companiou-nursu to go to town and get a cheque cashed for him at the Bunk of England. When she was ready to start tlio old peer sat down and wrote a cheque for £100,000, and told her to be sure and see that she got one note for the whole u mount. The cheque was duly presented, and the Bank, having satisfied themselves iis to the nurse's authority for making such a request, suggested that a clerk should accompany her and t-and the £100,000 note in person to his lordship. After having done so the clerk told the peer that only three such notes were in existence. "One," he said, "we have at the Bank, an other I have just handed to your lord ship, and the third, which some timo ago disappeared from circulation, we have never been able to trace." "Per haps ...
PATTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
PATTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. This simple llttlo evening dress will appeal directly to the average w.> man. It will look effective made no of eoft Bilk and shadow lace. It re presents "Everylady'a Journal" pat tern No. 174—cut in throe sizes small,- medium and large. This pat tern may be bought from local pat torn agent or will be sent post free to any address If ninepenco in stamps Is sent to Dept. A, "Everyhulv's' .lour nal," 370 Swanston-street,' Melbourne. Stato number of pattern and size re quired. If a penny stamp is sent to above address a -lS-page catalogue will bo sent to any reader who writvs send freo catalogue." "Yes; she married the jkh i be cause siie thought by so doing she would get into print." "And did she?" "tihe did." "She furnished the iheme for some great poem, I presume?" "No; she go: into a print dress, «:id lie has novel' been able to get her anything else! "There have been times in iu\ life," said he gloomily, "when I was ten.pt eo to commit sulolde...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
'KITCHEN WRINKLES. To prevent window-blind cords breaking, dust the cords, and then rub them over with a welt-greased rag. The snapping is caused by friction, which impoverishes the cords, and :i ey are further weakened by the sun and weather. It W an excellent plan to keep in ihe kitchen a bottle filled with equal parts of linseed oil and lime-water, to alleviate the pain of burns. Shake tho bottle well before using the 10 tlon, and keep the burned parts from tho air by covering with lint. The best way to test silu ia to cut ofT a small piece and burn it. If It burns out quickly, leaving a clear, crif-p. grey ash, tho Bilk Is pure; but if it smoulders and leaves a heavy reddish-brown ash it has been treated with chemicals, and will not wear well. A very good way to prevent a cracK ?d wash-hand basin from breaking Is O paint along tho crack with white paint; then place along It a piece vf wide tape, the length of the crack. Paint well over this, and when dry it will be as Arm as cem...
WHEN YOU NEED A GOOD REST. By a Hospital Nurse. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
WHEN YOU NEED A GOOD REST. By u Hospital Nurse. Ordinary Bitting In a chair or lying on Lho sofa tiro not by any means the moat restful positions you can adopt, tor, though they case certain parts of the body, they leave otlierH just as strained and tired as ever. Perhaps you may not know the val-. ue of putting your feet up as high aa they will comfortably go, It Is not elegant, I know, to sit with your feet on the table or the mantelpiece, but It U most restful and good for you, so you may just as well do It %vheu you are alone. A doctor once told me that he was r.onslantlv impressing this "feet-up" ;reatiiu nt on girls whose work made it nectary for them lo stand about a great (leal—shop assistants, tench era, and so on. "Get your feet up as high aa your head whenever you pos sibly cull," he ordered, tils patients used to think this very strangr at firs;, but they quickly realised what a wonderful relief H gave lo aching feet and tired legs. Another very "comfy," though not exact...
The Hypothetical Question. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
The Hypothetical Question. ".Miss l'rittly," said the young law yer with the high brow and the Henry (.May 1'orelocl;, "let mo ask yoti a hypothetical question. Suppose that a young man of excellent habits and increasing Income—a young man who believed himself fully capable of mak ing a woman happy—were to appear before a young woman who had eyes of rare and radiant lustre and hair m the texture and glory of spun gold, whose Hps were more perfcct than Hogarth's line of beauty, whos-i cheeks held a tint that put to shame the magnificent pink of the rose petal—n young woman whose culuii\» and charm easily placed her immea surably above all other women in the world—and he were to ask this young woman if she would " "Oh, Mr. DlackBtone!" she whisper ed, sinking Into his arms. "Yes!" Hegardlng uuconscious humor in the pulpit, intimations of pastoral ^ isitation are a frequeut pitfall to ministers attempting to define expli citly tho district set apart for the hon or of a call. There was ...
No More Questions Asked. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
No More Questions Asked. The inhabitants oC a certain county in England—wo will not specify which —are especially distinguished by an Inordinate desire to become familiar with details of the private concerns of everyone with whom they come in to contact. Kcceutly a stranger journeyed into a village in this county known, as Mireville, entered tho local Inn, or dered refreshment, and sat down. "Staying here, sir?" asked the land lord. A brief nod was tho reply. "Business good, sir?" "I don't know what to make of it," said the stranger. And then tho usual angling for in formation began, till at last came tho point-blank question: "What is your 'business, may I ask, sir?" The stranger rose, looked carefully around, and put his lips to the ears of the landlord. "I'm an Anarchist!" lie said. "Wli-a-t!" said the startled land lord, "one of them that coom fra Hub nia?" "Aye," said the stranger; "and three days ago I wa3 brought before tlie Tsar, who gave me the choice of Siberia or .Mirevil...
RED BOTTLES FOR MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
RED BOTTLES FOR MILK. It is well known that colors have difforent effects upon health. Some colors may soothe—green, for in stance—aud others, like yellow, do the very opposite. The most remarkable of all colors, however, is red, which Is noted for Its healing qualities. Red has always ■been a color that has "made itself felt," as the saying goes. Since good ness knows when, the Chineeo have dressed those who are suffering from smallpox in carmine-colored clothes, and the people of Tongkin actually paint any children who catch measles red. N'or does China stand alone in this respect. The Spaniards make a point not only of attiring victims of measles in a red "shirt," but also of feeding them with red syrup. Sensitive children should have their nursery walls covered with "pa per in which the main color Is orango, while red light is most helpful in some cases of skin disease. Ked is not only good for human be ings, but it nlso acts as a preservative of milk. Tho people of Holland (who...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
Finicky Appetites are quickly put in order by Br. Sheldon's Digestive Tabules. After a few doses you look for ward to nievllime with pleasure, as you should do. Price, Is Gd and 2s Gd. Ob tainable at Jno. Bctts Yarram ; Wm. McKerrow's, Alberton. PJiLYri.N-G Neatly and Expeditiously Executed at the Standard Electric Printing Works. London Directory. Published Annually, IT^XABLES Traders throughout the 1i World io communicate direct with English Manufacturers and Dealers in each class of goods. Besides being a complete Commercial Guide to London and its Suburbs, the Directory contains lists of Export Merchants with the Goods they ship, and the Colonia and Foreign Markets they supply ; Steamship Lines arranged und^r the Ports to which they sail, and indicating the approximate Sailings ; Provincial Trade Notices of leading Manufacturers, Merchants.&c., in the principal provincial towns and in dustrial centres of the United Kingdom. A copy of the current edition will be forwarded...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELL ING COY'S. WEEKLY REPORT. PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 8 May 1914
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELL ING COY'S. WEEKLY REPORT. PRODUCE MARKET. Butter—Choicest to Is 2d, second qualities lOd to lid, separator lines 'JM to lOd, dairies 7\cl to Sd. Eggs—Oidinary lines to Is id, pri vate lines to Is Sd. Honey—Choicest samples 3d to 3jd Bacon—Prime 10d, heavy and in ferior down to 9d, middles 10kl. Hams—Loose arc worth Is Id, side hams 1 s. Lard.—Packets 7d, bladders 7(1, bulk GAd. Onions.—Prime samples to £0 10s, medium and inferior £~> 51s. Potatoes.—Carmens selling to £5, Brownells •£■! 5s to £1 15s, Pinkeyes £3 15s. Maize.—Prime to 4s, soft 3s. Oats.—Milling Is 1 Id, best to 2s, medium Is 7d. Barley.—Choice English us Gd, Cape malting to 2s 3d, feed 2s Id. Wheat—F.a.q. 3s Did, good 3s G Id, fowls' 3s Gd. Chaff.—Choice oaten ami wheaten £3 5s, prime £3 to £3 2s Gd, and in inferior down to £'2 15s.