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BURN YOUR OWN SMOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
BURN YOUR OWN SMOKE. When the late James Anthony Froude published his volume of scep tical reflections, entitled "The Nem esis of Faith," Thomas Carlyle's gruff comment on the hook was that Froude "should burn his own smoke and not trouble other people's nostrils with it." This criticism may have wounded Froude, but it certainly corrected him, for he soon lost his tendency to turn his heart inside out for other peo ple's inspection, and though he was always a doubter, his denials were few, and he did not offer his doubts to the public as a wholesome spiritual food. Most of us make more or less smoke; we do not burn with a clear bright flame. When a preacher tolls liis congregations his doubts r.r&lt;> plexities and guesses, he is throwing off smoke. When a man parades his trials and difficulties and displays ir ritability that everything is not going to his mind, he is blowing off smoke. We do not say a human life cr\n be free from ttis waste product :\ny p'.ore than a fi...
THE BEST THINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
THE BEST THINGS. "I like to have company," said a little girl, "for then we haye our pret ty dishes." Again a little boy ex claimed: "I wish we could play in the parlor just a little while, but mo ther says it is no place for boys." 1 know clumsy little fingers will dis arrange and break even our most cherished things, but better so than to make them stay in the kitchen to Crown at them an'd keep saying, "You mustn't touch!" "Come out of that room, you dirty boy!" and to have the table set with all the cracked dish es the house affords. Thfre are cheap stores in every large town and very pretty cups and saucers for sale, so Ut the children see pretty things, even if cheap, on the table and not scold if they are broken by the handling of th(?se unskilled fingers. Don't shut up the parlor, especially if it is the most sunny room in the house and sit in a room where there is 110 sun light. These cheerful beams wipe out the microbes and keep us well and in good spirits. Don'i have the p...
A GENTLE HORSE BREAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
A GENTLE HORSE BREAKER. Next to Alexander the Great, who In his youth subdued Bucephalus, per haps the most famous o£ all horse breakers was John Rarey, the. Ohio Ian, who died at the age of 38, after having amassed a fortune by his skill. With the awakening of his mental energies, the boy realised that there was something wrong in the preval ent method of breaking horses. His childish soul recoiled at the cuffs and blows with which drivers were wont to subdue their animals. Throughout his schooldays the subject of his com positions was "Man's Best Friend-the Noble Horse." His most ambitious effort was a rhyme, in which he sang the gospel of "kindness, patience and firmness' in dealing with the brute creation. .The turning point in his boyhood came on his twelfth birthday. His father, now an extensive dealer in horses, presented to him an unbroken pony, which the lad proceeded to train aiuer his own ideas. Little attention was paid to his manoeuvres with the pony until neighbors beg...
PRICE OF MEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
PRI0S OF MEAT. A serious afpect of the scarcity of meat question is the stoppage of rx port. This time lust year W. Angliss and On., of Fuotscray, was distributing in wages approximately £1500 pur week to men engaged in slaughtering for cxpoit. This year thn expoit trade is practically at a standstill, and th" fiim'b' refrigerating plant is idle. Simi lar inactivity prevails at othor fretting ';nd e>xpo:b i6tablitbm::nls, and thn consequence is that a considerable number of slaughterman are idle. A lending exporter Bays that though tbe trade feared the prospective operations of (he Beef Trust, the existing slump was not due to the trusb or its in fluence. It arose solely from lack of proluclioa and the high prices ruling for such stock as is avaiUble. Sheep and cattle raisers, he said, were resting content with high prices for 6m ill supplies-higher prices than would-be procurable if there &lt;vere a surplus available for export. Local consumers therefore hid to pay more ...
GREAT FAMINES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
GREAT FAMINES. Since history began there have been 350 ruighty famines, each of which killed thousands, and most of which carried off people by millions. The Scriptures speak of famines in the time oK Abraham, and the story of the seven years' famine which pre vailed when Joseph was secretary of Pharaoh's treasury is a matter of Bib lical history. Rome bad its famines hundreds of years before Christ, and about 300 years after Christ wheat was worth 100 pieces of silver a bushel in An tioch, and about 100 years later par ents were eating their children in Italy to keep, themselves from starv ing. Great Britain has had famines back to the earliest of her records, and about the time that the Normans came over it is said there was such a famine over the Northern country that many of the inhabitants sold themselves for slaves, and that the flesh of horses, dogs, cats and rats had fixed prices in the market, and some, even ate human flesh. Twenty thousand people starved in London during t...
RURAL INTERESTS. SUCCESS OF IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
RURAL INTERESTS. SUCCESS OF IRRIGATION. Among the most notable successes in irrigation farming in tho Rochester district is the holding of Messrs Jacobs and Kennedy, of Nanneella, who settled there a little over three years ago. At an curly period they were confronted with difiieultief. Their first crop of lucerne was devoured by rabbits, and they had to net their paddoclrs. Then they lost a dozen cows and other stock, but now they havo surmounted most of tlmr troubles Thny hold 150 acres of good, loamy laud, which had, however, beeiv much exhausted by continued wheat cropping, hub they luve restored it by the application of green and stable manure. AH the land is uudor culti vation except four acres, which is being broken up for an orangery. Several acres are under d iff-* rent fruits. Mr Jacob's maxim is, "Keep the best of everything," with the result that the offspiing of their stock is in much demand. He is milking 35 cows, which each yield cream to the value of an average of £1...
A Woman's Way. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
A Woman's Way. "To begin with, what is your age, madam?" was the lawyer's question. "My own," she answered, promptly. "I understand that, madam; I mean, how old are you?" "I am not old, sir," with indigna tion. "1 lieg your pardon, madam. I meal), how many years have you passed?" "None; the years have passed me." "How many of them have passed you?" "All. 1 never heard of them stop ping." "Madam, you must answer my ques tion. I want to know your age." "I don't know that the acquaint ance is desired by the other side." ''I don't see why you insist upon re fusing to answer my question," said the lawyer, coaxingly. am sure I would tell how old 1 was if I were asked." "But nobody would ask you, for everybody knows that you are old enough to know better than to be ask ing a woman her age." And the lawyer passed on to the next question.
CARDS FOR FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
CARDS FOR FARMERS. ! During tin's week tlio Government Statist, Mr A. M. Laughton, will post about 37,000 cards to tlio firmers in the wheat and oat growing districts, with tlio request that they will furnish the area Bown with wheat and oats for tlio presnuO season ; and state the quantity of wheat on the furni on 30.h insUnt. As it is a nutter of grtnt interest to the public, aud to farmers Fsppcinlly, to lenow the total art-as iuuIh' these two importuit crops, each farmer is requested to fill in his card and return it immediately after tho 30ih June, so that! llie information may be compiled and published at the earliest possible date. It is particularly re quested that tho cards sent to farmers lie returned, whether tlipy have sown or not. Schedules are also being sent t-i fcho llaihvay Department, and by post to fhurmills and wheat storeB, with (he view of ascertaining the quantities of stocks of wlu-iit and flour na hand at the end of I ho month. Holders of wheat in bulk, who ...
RURAL WORKERS' LOG. IS IT AN ULTIMATUM? AGGRESSIVE MONUMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
RURAL WORKERS' LOG. - &lt;a> IS IT AN ULTIMATUM ! AGGRESSIVE MONUMENTS. Soma revelations have been made in New South WhIcb as to what farmers may expect if a labor majority is obtained in the Federal Parliament as a result of the double dissolution and tlio forthcoming election*. In three years tho Farmers' and Settlers' Association has had served on it four distinct claims on behalf of the rural workers. There is a difference between tho present leg and others, inasmuch as a detinite date, Octobsr 14, 1904, has been tix^d for tho coining into force of these latest chims. Mr Camp bell, secretary to the association, states : -" Some of the fresh claims are monu ments of A. W.U. aggression. JTorinatance in the wheat lamping section any person employed in tho handling of wheat is included, and the claim means a riso of oOs per week for truckers, 18s per week for curriers and other miscellaneous em ployees on the last previous demands, which wore then deemed quite extortionat...
"TROUBLE." [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
"TROUBLE.' Did you meet that trouble, that came your way With a smiling heart, and cheerful; Or hide your face from the light o' day, With a Craven Soul, and fearful? Oh! trouble's an ounce, or trouble's a ton, Yes, trouble is just what you make it. And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only, "How did you take it?" You are beaten to earth, well', well! what's that? Come up with a smiling face; It's nothing against you to fall down flat, But to lie there, that's a disgrace. The harder you're thrown, the higher you bounce, Be proud of your blackened eye, For it isn't the fact that you're licked that counts, But VHow did you fight, and why?" And though you be done to the death, what then? If you've battled the best you could, If you've played your part in the world o' men, The Critic will call it "Good!" Death comes with a crawl, or he comes with a pounce, And, whether he be slow or spry, It's never the fact that you're dead that counts, But only "How did you die?"
NUMURKAH [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
NUMURKAH Two of three o^ses heard at the court of patty sessions last wrek agiinst persons taping to have their names on the Federal roll were dis missed, it bsing ebown thai, defendants hud lived it the same places for years, and until this voir their names had regulaily appmred on the roll. One defendant \va3 fined us. At the Court of Petty Sessions on Friday morning a youth named O'Shannissy was ordered to QurensclilT for eight days, he having failed lo attend a single drill during tho ye»r. In a oise h?ard before Mr R. Knight, P.M., the question was raised whether a' person having travelled 10 miles could lawfully visit more than one "hotel. The ci30 waa dismissed, but the police magistrate expressed the hope that a similar question might crop up at n higher Oourt, in order thit a guidance might be obtained,
LAKE ROWAN [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
LAKE ROWAN A pretty but quiet wedding was celebrated at ?' Shelfoid," Lake Rowan, on Thursday, I8&lt;h ait., when Bessie, the second daughter of Mr Junes Willis, J.P., was joined in wedlock to Herbert E 1 rick, tlis e!Jeaf. son of Mr and Mrs H. LsP.igo, of Northcotr. The Rev E. Stegga! (Congregational) was tho officiating clergyman. Tho bride was attended by bor sister (Miss Doris Willis), while Mr R. Willis held tho position of best man. After the ceremony tho com pany adjourned to the dining room, where an excellent break fist- was par taken of and the usual (oasts honored. The Rev Mr Stpggall, who occupied the chair, proposed the heals h of "The Brido and Bridegroom," to which the bridegroom responded. Mr F. Oowpi-r proposed " The Parents," Mr Willis and Mr Le Pago responding. The foast of " Tho Bridesmaid " was in the hands of Mr Les Anderson, and re sponded to by Mr R. Willis. The health of "The Chairman" was pro posed by Mr A. J. Willie, supported hy Messrs Adam, Taylo...
YUNDOOL [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
YUNDOOL (From a Correspondent.) The Yundool school committee his decided to hold a social in the echool on Qtih August. The proceeds are to go towards purchasing a windmill for raising water for the school garden. The committee has had a table spe oially constructed for agricultural ex perimental work. The agricullural plots at the school are now looking well, but the mischievous magpies are doing no small amount of damage. As the young shoots appear above the ground, " tnaggy" comes along and paila thera on>, The children tnks » keen interest in the garden, and ap pear to hive a oapilal instructor in Mr RobinBOD, who is in charge of the school.
KATAMATITE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
KATAMATITE. (Frnm Our Correspondent). The footballers held another curd party and dance last Thursday night, Euohre was played from 3 p.in, to II p.m., and dancing from theu on till 3.30 a.m. Proceeds were in aid of the club* Early on Monday morning of last week residents of K-itamitite were awakened from their slumber by cries of women calling " Fire !" and in a very short lime half of tbe residents were on the spot. Tim fire made its appearance in a wooden duelling attached to a fruit shop occupied by Mrs Rowe. Prompt action on tiir> pirt of Miss Rowe and Mr Brasher (who were residing on tbe premises) and Mr IiughoF, who resides next door, acting on the latter's instruc tions, got the flames under control. Two rooms were badly burnt, but had the flames got beyond control, the whole row of buildings on each side, belonging to Messrs Birber and Hughes, would undoubtedly have been destroyed. The fire, it ia thought, was caused by a light coming in con tact with some curtaius. Tba ...
BOXWOOD [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 2 July 1914
BOXWOOD (From a OorreEpondi At meetings of the Boxwood Far nier'd Union a certain part) of the time is given over to "Grievances." They are numerous, and sometimes humorous us well'. One member re cently complained that bis drill bad cougbod several pounds of 8-inch nails up when digesting the manure. He did nob know whether to blamo the company who supplied lbs manure, or some joker at the railway station, considering that it) had stayed some time there, and the remainder of the rumure went through the drills with out comment. Another member found a Jipiniae churu and sea-shells in bis consignment, and his drill had to piy a visit to the repiirtre. The Stile school is crowded, many sitting humbly on the fbor, and, it naturally follows, sutf ir considerable difficulty, in oitohing the chairmui'a eye and rie iug from (hi recumbent position. Members do not attend in evenings dress; they do not affect style; and it's sometimes difficult to recognise the gUUnt swains who bave made Box -...