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AN INVOLUNTARY VOYAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
AN INVOLUNTARY VOYAGE. A Honolulu message of October 11th in a San Ji'ranoisco paper, gives the following account of a young woman's involuntary trip to Honolulu;— With a smile in lier pretty eye, that even her tear-stained cheek could not suppress, handsome Miss Nettie Stone • of Oakland arrived in Honolulu shortly after midnight last Thursday morning, having been brought on board the Can adian Australasian- Royal Mail liner, Maraina from Victoria, when her in tention had been to sail from the Can adian port to San Francisco in tho Umatilla. It was a dark night in Victoria when tho boat sailed," said Miss Stone, "and I had just finished a visit with some friends on a ranch near Viotoria. Tho : friends took me to Victoria about an hour before the boat was duo to sail, and I secured a ticket and boarded the vessel under the impression that it was tho Umatilla and that I would soon bo with my folks in Oakland. There were two steamers at the dook, I thought I was taking the right one. ...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
III. The train was punctual at the ter minus, and it was just a quarter to twelve when the taxi-cab set them down at the Princes Hotel. Hugh was very well known to the people there, and he engaged a suite of rooms immediately and sent Leila up j to them. Hie excited manner alarm ed her not a little, and when he told her that he must see some of his friends but would .be back before mid night, she knew that the true drama of her journey was about to be made known to her. Desdy was very tired by this time, and she put him to bed at once. The suite of rooms which Hugh had en gaged was the best in the hotel, and its magnificence set the boy wonder ing. Pie prattled incessantly of what the engine had said to him, and what the ships bad been doing—asked about the great cluster of electric lights in the sitting-room, ana was delighted at the little lamp by his bedside. When Leila had given him a drink of warm milk and some biscuits he fell asleep directly, and she sat by him, holding his h...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
II. The journey was dark and labori ous, as though material things were themselves conscious of fatigue. iThey rolled from station to station to the accompaniment of hissing steam and tired voices. There was no moon, but the northern lights shimmered upon the sleeping fields and discovered an horizon for a placid sea. Desdy was much comforted that Hugh should come with them, and he got into the carriage manfully and sat down with an air of authority good to see. The excitement had waked him thor oughly, and he asked thein many an embarrassing question. Had "the man" come 'back? Was Lally still frightened of him? Hugh tried to tell him, but did not make much of a job of it. "You are going to Edinburgh, Desdy —te-morrow I will show you the shops and we will 'buy something good—you must not think of it now, old chap; you must try to sleep." The boy looked at him in wide-eyed wonder. said «n„ v t!ie engine talkin'," he j dark l,i?uU ? !lmk lL minds the ft afraW?" thG mn Wbo drh'es Leila...
CHAPTER X. Upon the Road to England. I. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
CHAPTER X. Upon the Road to England. I. It was not dark when she went down the gveat drive towards the sea load, and the Forth Bridge could still be discerned far away at the narrows the estuary. Behind her lay the gloomy pile of Aberfeldy Castle; looking just the same as it had done at the hour of «awn just live days ago. Much had happened in those intervening hours. She liad heard and answered the story of a man's love; had heen ottered a home and had refused it; had heen in ^ 'ted to become the mistress of all that splendid domain and had answered that she dare not. Now she was just Leila_ Shane again, going out friend .•p into the world, and knowing not wv-Wrtte® would; rharfoor. her. Oesdy was greaily excited by this journey at nightfall, just as he had been at Newcastle when they went aboard the yacht. His childish prat tle perplexed her and was not the least of her troubles. Were they go ing in a car—or a ship? When she told him that it was to be a train this I time, he squar...
Leila and Her Lover. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co. Ltd., London and Melb. III. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
Leila and Her Lover. By MAX PEMBERTON. &lt; published by Arrangement with Ward, lock and Co. Ltd., London and Melb. III. oimn^t dusk when tliGj re 11 TL STCastle so altruistic had turaedZ moUves'of delay. Lights been frnm all the '.pper windows of shone fr°" , Dile Footmen In the Mis below walked with the measured lia nf those who have found an oc steP, n again after many days. tllpat on as d that Bhe might ,LC' to i.or own cell during these S£ of prescribed carnival, but he W•■Vou"owc"enie "hat much," he said . lint save me from the tigers." She made no answer, and they en r i rlie great hall together. There S already arrived-and a ru?t o£ events which was ominous. She had not seen Desdy since lunch, "as Pleased enough to hear his See as she went up the great stair frnm th" garden. He had been playing at tramways \rchdeacon, and that vener l " functionary rose from the floor ti h knees whicli bore witness to the mpisure of his aegradations He reined very pleaseu to see Leil...
One Horse Power. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
One Horse Power. A man was fixing his motor car. "Trouble?" aBked a bystander. "Yes," was the laconic answer. "What power car is it?" "Forty-horse," came the answer. "What seems to be the matter with it?" "Well, from the way she acts, I should say that thirty-nine of the horses were dead."
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
MISCELLANEOUS. •o: Storms nro causing increased erosior .011 tho jlokitika (N.%.) sea front at ea nli tide. .Many residents are alarm ed, and considerable property is in danger of damage or ruin. A bogus Italian count, by means of matrimonial'advertisements, carried on correspondence with 500 society girls, 0110 of whom was a princess. Ho lias been arrested. Having lost a propellor on Saturday night between Capo Otway and the Heads, tho' cargo steamer Largo Law was towed into Port Phillip on jVIon day. At tlio Political Labour Conference, held in Melbourne on Easter Monday, it was agreed to suggest to the Trades Hall Council the organisation of the police into an industrial organisation. In a motor-cycling road race at Goul burn the winner covered 100 mil?8 >'] 2 hours. Ouo of tho riders finished with his broken hand bound to the handle-bar. T. Recce, who was attacked by serious illness on tlio eve of liis de parture for Australia, is much better, and hopes to leave England by th...
WOORAK METHODIST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
WOORAK METHODIST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. The Hev. Sussex, of Dimboola, offi ciated at the Woorak Methodist Church ou Sunday, 5th inst. On each occasion the sacred edifice was well filled, when the large audience were treated to a well-delivered sermon from the words " God said, certainly I will be with you." Exodus III, 12. Miss Keam, who also pre sided at the organ, had trained the | choir for the occasion, and during the services anthems of a pleasing nature were rendered. On Wednesday, 8th inst., ihe anni versary was brought to a conclusion by the holding of a concert and coffee supper, but owing to the threatening weather, the attendance was not as large as could have been desired. However, those who were present were rewarded by the excellent pro gramme of vocal and elocutionary items submitted, Messrs Trease and Morrison for their well-delivered duet, and Mr Tyers for his humorous recitations were heartily applauded. The Rev It. Whitford presided over the concert. and at the comme...
When She Began To Think. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
When She Began To Think. "Biddy," said Pat timidly, "did ye iver think o' marryin'?" "Shure now," said Biddy, looking de murely at her shoe—"shure now, the subject has niver entered me mind at all, at all." "It's sorry, Oi am," said Pat, and he turned away. ✓ "Wan minute, Pat," said Biddy soft ly. "Ye've set me thinkin'." The ignorance of the masses on ar- j tistic matters is appalling (said Mr. j Walter Emanuel, speaking at a dis- j cussion on "Execution in Literature and Painting" at the Authors' Club recently) &lt; He was passing through one exhi bition recently when he saw a group ' of persons. One of them said, "Is it a droring?" The reply was, "No, stupid, it's an itching." A third person interrupted and said, "No, you are 'both wrong; it's a pas tille."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
^saasfflHicsessB^H (•} Ju . P\, I -i&lt;fnI? /$ /f*t"f J$ %a ilj &lt;u %jtJ*AJi&r WOR8-D»F^^ED HATS Only one quality made—The Best. Shocked by A and * J. MclNTOSH District Agents. Spells Perfection In Liquor. It is a Popular Tonic. A GRAND BALL will be held in the . Miram Hall on FRIDAY, 8th MAY. A Quadrille Party will be carried on during the winter months. A. SCHMIDT, Secretary. Nctlierby Cemetery. TENDERS are invited for the re construction of the Netherby Cemetery fence. Full particulars on application to the secretary. Tenders closo on Saturday, the 18th inst. HENRY C. THOMSON, Secretary. For Sale. PACKING Cases aud good rough pino boards, suitable for repair work, etc. Apply at once. W. A. GUNN, Flour Mills, Nhill. SILENCE IS GOLDEN. IS not much gold, but it buys the most silent and perfect Drop-head Sewing Machine. Terms arranged if required. No sewing machines are nsade in Aus tralia even if called Australian names. F. J. WATTS (Next Matin's), Nhill. ...
Going Cheap. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
Going Cheap. Some time ago a man was awaken- j ed in the night to find his wife weep- j ing uncontrollably. "My darling!" he exclaimed, "what | is the matter?" ■ "A dream!" she gasped. "I have had such a horrible dream." Her husband begged her to tell it to him, in order that he might com fort her. After long persuasion she was induced to say this:— "I thought I was walking down the street, and I came to a warehouse where there was a large placard, 'Husbands for sale.' You could get beautiful ones for fifteen hundred pounds, or even for twelve hundred, and very nfce-IookJng ones for as low as a hundred." The husband asked innocently:— "Did you see any that looked like me?" The sobs became strangling. "Dozens of them," gasped the wife, "done up in bunches like asparagus, and sold for ten shillings a bunch."
HORSE, PARADES [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
HORSE ,PARADES i ■ THY., n r .in Horsham, 1st week in July Murtoa, 29th July Minyip, Gfch August Warracknabeal, 7th August Nhill, 19th August Dimbooia, 20th August eparit, 21st August
A Schoolboy Essay. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
A Schoolboy Essay. "A figgerative saying is—to keep the wolf from the door. It does not mean to keep a real live wolf from the door. A good instance is when the landlord comes for the rent. He knocks at the door, and you keep aw ful quiet In the hope that he will think there is nobody in, and go away."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
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WIMMERA SHOW DATES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
WIMMERA SHOW OA©; Stawol), 15th and 16th Septet^, Rupanyup, iSrh September, &lt;■£, another date to be fixed.) Hi Horsham, 1st and 2nd October' g Nhill, 7 th October "Warracknabeal, 9th October Beulah, 13th October . Dimboola, 14th October Hopetoun, 16th October ,1, Natimuk, 16 th October (or a"0 date to be fixed) Jeparit, 20th October Murtoa, 2lst October Rainbow, 23rd October The Nhill horse parade will ba k Wednesday, 19th August. The whole of tbc American A I Fleet has been ordered to Ti&| Mexico. Washington liutns 81 citeil speculation, and tbo ^-jl proclaims that war with Mexico b^ . tabic. General Huerta, the President of Mexico, obslin&wff. clines to have a salute of , g can flag fired as reparation arrest of United States mari"^ Tarapico. It is expected twf .jj dent Wilson will instruc' ^ Mayo, who commands the A® ' | warships at Tampico to enfor^ pliance.
MISS DODD. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
MISS DODD. On Thursday afternoon the pars! and scholars of the Higher Etei tary and Elementary school M sembled in the quadrangle of eg school to bid farewell to Miss tel who is leaving the district, after years service, to take up the poscf. of infant mistress at the St. An: Elementary school. Mr Swan, ciaf man of the school committeepresi;?: and in a few well chosen words im pressed the deep regret of the??:: of Nhill at Miss Dodd's depaitr1; He assured Miss Dodd thai wonderful work of laying foundiri: of the future generations of Nhill deeply appreciated by the pare' and on their behalf and onbehaj:; of the scholars and teachers, kit Miss Dodd a purse of sovoreigni a' mark of their esteem. Three ta'; cheers were then given for £ Dodd. He was ably supported r Mr Towns, secretary of the c&lt;mic; and on their behalf he Wishrd every success in her new school. Thomas spoke very feelingly ot Dodd's splendid work as mistress. It was, undoubtedly kind, sympathetic and encour^-.,...
WAIL AND WINIAM RIFLE MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
WASL AND WiNfAM RIFLE filSTCH (From our own correspondent;. A most enjoyable time was spent on ihe Wi;iiam Rifle Range on the lOfi: ins.., when a return match was fired with the Wail Rifle Club. The visitors numbered 30 in all, 18 men and L! ladies. Of these 26 arrived by train on Thursday night, the others arriving per motor on Friday morn intr. At 10 o'clock over 100 persons were present. There was a strong wind blowing, making shooting diffi cult on the 300 yards range, and there were few good scores made. Shoot ing \v;is completed on this range at 12 o'clock, the visitors having estab lish. &lt;i a lead of eight points. An ad jiunimcut was made for lunch, which the ladies had prepared in the shelter shed, pfter which shooting was con tinued on the GOO yards range. The j visitors increased their score at this rar.i^e, and won by 14 points. The Waii team are beyond doubt the champions of the AVimmera, and they proved their efficiency by adapting themselves to the adverse w...
SPORTING. THE TURF [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 17 April 1914
SPORTING the turf At the Kewell annual races Mr J. - , •, nn's Harm«»y won t,le Handi Dick" fine style, carrying 7.8., and eap "'At g to 1 against. Yatla.Val Sck! iia'f-Holiday. Jenny Wren, and Mi«Slerriang also started. Following are the results of the 03Si°Sa^Kelvin, Arquebuse, JiT:i"a? Stakes—Mirabilifco and Woolno Eighteen Eastern Sfceeplecsase—Vanguard, rpinto. Tramp. • . , . Hills Railway Stakes—Warroin, Black P°Vin'e;u' Steeplechase—Edinol. ml; Welter—Mambray Star. Mr Jr.o. Dickinson's line Merriang ma-' Harmony, won the Goroke nici'iic mating handicap last Monday, which is Harmony's seventh win for dn' reason. 11 COURSING, Mr J- R- Hutchinson, of .Narra coorU', was appointed to act as judge fur i'Io season to the Dimboola Coiirs'ii.g Club. On the 22nd of the present month the opening meet of the nlunipton will be held, when it is prop w.'d to run a 16 All-aged Dog Stake. at £2 2s; and an Eight Puppies' Stake' at £2 2*. The first dog to re ceive 60 per cent: second 20per cent...