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THE DARKEST HOUR. I. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
THE DAR1KEST HOURB By 31. I. Douglas. I. In a third-floor back room of a dis mal Pimlico lodging house u, grey hair ed, haggard looking man was seated In an uncomfortable chair, placed .near the window, from which he was watching for some expected arrival who was long in coning. The grate was guiltless of fire, and the only light came from the street -lamp outside. The door of the small cupboard in tie wall was wide open -and empty, as was also the coal scuttle, while the man's purse did not contain a single farthing. Even a casual observer would have seen at a glance that things had reached a desperate stage, and that only a miracle could avert one of those awful tragedies of poverty which although of frequent occurrence, rare ly find their way Into the daily pap ers to harrow the feelings of affluent readers. The clocks in the neighborhood struck seven. Presently there was the sound of a light footstep coming upstairs; a second later the door open ed and a girl came in. "Dad," she...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
El DRAPERY STORES, S0000ooooo--- ? AVING had a successful time U * esince our opening in Ara- . rat, we have decided to celebrate the , - New Year by clearing out all REM- - NANTS and ODDMENTS at Bargain ' Prices. . Remnants in White Damask, pure, soft and if:widthb~': Good pat M terns, at 1/11 per yard. Remnant Cretone, in Sateen and Crepe Cloth, good colorings, from m 43d 'per yard. .-:... . Remnant Dresses, cream and colors, from 8½d per yard. ® Remnant Navy Prints, 414d per yard. Striped Ginghams, 73d per 0 yard. Cotton Repp, 6id per yard. -Muslin, in Floral designs, ro light, cool and refreshing, 41c d per yard. Ends of Embroidery and Insertion, to clear, cheap. Thirty-one inch Tuesore Silks, at o 1/6' per yard. U [$]]----- 8 R AEMNANTS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. We are Agente or ,the .kabo Corsets. SWe omake our own Millinery. E ------[$$]------ Boys' Washing Suits--They wash well and keep their color. Oddments in Underclothing we will throw out. Ladies' white Embroidered Blouses to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
i ttiEs trbh eatn i noutssue-lstAug. 1857. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DVEKTISER GENERA. PRINIING OFFICE, Ligar-street, Ararlt. Mr T EO. ,G. GRAN.O, Barrister-at-Law, fas itemoved his Office.to directly OPPOSITE THIF BIANK OE NEW SOU RH WALES A Conunissioner of , the Supreme toort of Western.Australia or taking 5idavitea in ictoria,· j \ Mh H. E. iWE B B, sulicitor, :&*., . Upposteo the CourLt lHo e . C,,,ousai~onei ol::. Vtuioi. i'ri.i Aloi..y o Lend. STEVwART W. lt.isw, L.L.M BARISTRI AND SOLICITOI C:UMfEtIW1AL HOTEL BUILDINGS BARlILJY STREET ABABAT. jonoeys to lend of Freehold and Leas hold Becurities. MR F. H. EELES. BAEISTEra AND SoLIOITro, ABE i? .. STHEET, .:. A? ABAT. (Opposite Fire Brigade Station,).. [RUS1 MONEYS to LEND at LOWEBE cURLENT RATES oii APPROVED SECOGUITIES - FIeehold', or '.Crown LeasuOld. Will vist Willaura second and fourth Tuesdays. &JAN. IIW 1wi, AROHITECT, BANFIELD 811tEEr, ARARAT. LANh and ipetmuoatiunl. pepared for L i al laasee ol builndge.. Or...
MELBOURNE MARKETS. 9th January. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
.MELBOURNE .: MARETS.: 9th January. .W heat.--The niarket has been quiet in tone at 3/5} to 3/5. :Flour.-For new flour the Association price nas been established . at £8/10 .:delivered, or , the same as for. old season,'s flour. Bran and pollard.-For bran the Assoeiatidn price is £4/10 delivered' ana that for pollard £4/15.. ;Barley Cape, malting is in good request,.a'fair. parcel having been sold yesterday at 2/3. English malting ranges .from 3/3 to: 3/6 for good to prime, with medium down to 2/9. Oats.-The market is `firm, but quiet, supplies not offering in any con siderable quantity.. Prime milling Al gerian are quoted at 1/9 to .1/9), and heavy_ feed are worth 1/71 to 1/84. Maize.-About 548 bags arrived by the steamer Queensecliff yesterday. Good lat red is quoted at 3/94 to 3/10, Syd ney buyers offering 3/10 f.o.b., with out business. Peas.-Duns are nomin ally quoted at 4/9. Good greys are worth 5/3. Chaff.-Prices are unalter ed, choice being quoted at £3/5, prime at £3/2/6.'-...
COMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
COMERCIAL. INTELLIGENU E. S ,-STOCK SALE. Messrs -Dodd and'Son report holding their ordinary monthly sale at their Ararat yards on Thursday last. There was a fair attendance of buyers,' and about 1000 sheep were yarded. Merino wethers made 12/, -merino ewes 10/3, crossbred lambs. 9/ to 9/6, crossbred ewes, 13/,: comeback .weanere- 8/6, - a small line, of mnerino weaners made 7/. -. They; also report holding their month ly sale at Elmhurst on Friday; 800 sheep were yarded and sold. Second crossbred mixed ewes brought 13/, 4. year old crossbred ewes at 10/2, cross bred lambs at 9/2, crossbred lambs in vool, small, at 9/5, 6 and 8-tooth cross bred ewes at 12/9, Lincoln rams at 30/, 70 "head of 'cattle were also yarded. Bullocks at £8/10, heifers at 80/, spring ers at £4/5, 2-year old heifers at £3/3, cows from £2 upwards; 15 porkers at 40/, and privately a line of 500 cross bred lambs at 9/, 20 head mixed cattle at 70/. ' .
CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
CULTIVATION AND BACTERIA. Proper cultivation of the soil in creases the nitrifying bacteria, and this, in turn, increases productive ness-a most important consideration to the farmer. The knowledge of bac teria and their work is recent and limited; there are many in kind, and in spite of the amount of work done, scientists are only in the midst of their discovery. The practical far mer does well to let bacteriologists monopolise interest in the whole subject, except in so far as he can provide some conditions that have been demonstrated to be profitable. The work of bacteria, hoever, must come more and more into considera tion by the farmer, because Nature uses them to produce a vast amount of the change that is going on around us. In the consideration of the na ture of legumes, we must take into account the bacteria which they have associated with them, and through which they obtain the atmospheric nitrogen. It is true that bacteria must have favorable conditions that our plants re...
THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
THE WRONG PLACE FOR FICTION Mr. Irvin S. Cobb, the American writer of short stories, returning from a trip in the Western States, found that a close friend of his had fallen into the hands of the law. Hie hur ried down to the friend's lawyers. "Why, Jack is the-dearest, kindest, most honest man in the world!" he said. "You must call me as a wit ness to his character." "Not while I'm his lawyer!" was the reply. "I know just what would happen. The other man's lawyer would ask your occu pation. And you'd say, 'I'm a writer of fiction.' And the lawyer would get up and stand over you and look into the dark recesses of your heart for a time. And by-and-by, despairing of finding one sweet, aspiring thought in you, he would turn to the jury. And he would exchange an intelli gent, liberrous smile with the twelve. And then he would sit down, and, without even troubling to look -in your direction, he would say, 'That is quite enough, Mr. Cobb! You may stand down!"'
POLICE CHANGES IN THE DISTRICT. RETIREMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT A. MORRIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
POLICE CHANGES IN THE DISTRICT. RETIREMENT OF SUPERINTEN DENT A. MORRIS. During the past few weeks many changes have taken place in the police force, in :this district, and still they come. Recently Constable .Tully was transferred to Melbourne, then Con stable'Wood resigned, and now we have the retiremeiit of Superintendent A. fiorrisi-(in charge of the district) after close on forty years' service. Mr Mor ris retireson . the 30th inst., and by this, move: the. Victorian- police force loses, one .of: its, best known and most widely respected members. - Superin tendent Morris joined the force in 1874, and for some .years :was stationed at Shepparton.and North Melbourne as ser geant. 'On his promotion to sub-inspec tor be':Was t ansffrred ;to the city, where he spent a=cbnsiderable period, tfter which he was appointed to Hor sham 'as officer in'eharge of the district police division.l His next move was to Bairnsdale, from whence he went to t.- well. ,--Since his arrival in this dis t...
DAIRYING. WHY WASH THE UDDER? [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
DAIRYING. WHY'WASH THE UDDER? There are many points in clean dairying which, if observed closely, would obviate milk contamination, and consequent complaints about in-. ferior cream and butter. Here are some points of advice: / Washing the cow's udder is fre quently necessary. Should the pad dock in which the cows have been accustomed to lie down during the night be, not clean-very few are clean enough-then the udders should he washed before milking. Cows for aging in unclean places, especially during drought, render washing their udders imperative. . The, cow-yard is usually muddy in some degree during wet weather. As the cow walks' to and from the bail she generally makes a beaten pach, and Avhen wet this track becomes a continuous manure track. The cow ticks up on to the udder pieces of this contaminated soil, and the-udder Is thus unclean when milking time begins. The milker' l'hands are often a fruitful source of milk contamination during the )peration of miking. The damp, dirt...
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
DAIRYING SUGGESTIONS. The following suggestions are the experience of Mi. W. Al. Rider, of the Winona Agricultural College, U.S.A.: Test your herd for economic produc tion. Weigh milk from each cow night and morning, one day each month. Take samples of each milking and test it for butter fat. Knowing the milk and fat-given in one day, use these figures as an aver age day's production for the current month, and, by. multiplying the milk and fat, produced -by the number of days in the month, you obtain the total amount of milk and butter fat (in pounds) produced for one month. Weigh feed fed on day of test, -and fromlthe cost of each feed figure the cost of feed fed each cow on day of test. a From Ihe daily cost of feed per cow, compute the cost of lier feed for one month. If the milk is sold as milk, compute the value of each cow's milk for the month at the market price received. Knowing the money value of each cow's milk for the month, and the cost of her feed, one can find the net ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
HARR 8 0 0, THE BIG STORE. - o: SPECIALS FOP THIS WMONTH. Ladies' White Costumes,.5s 11d. Ladies' . Print Costumes, 5s .lid, 7s lid. -Fancy Dress Muslins," 4s: 6d, `'7sid doz. White Damasks, is -6;d, s 9d. Roller Fowling, dark, 6d yd. Special Line White Towels, 6d:'eac?i White Lace Curtains, 2s lid. White Honeycomb Quilts, 4s 6d. Oram's Prints, 6s 6d, 7s 6d doz. Boys' Galatea Jumpers, is 3d.:. Boys' Galatea Knickerls 1is :" 3d. Boys' Crash Suits, 4s lid Men's Working Shirts," 1is 6d" " Special Line White Handkerchiefs, 4 for is. Fashion Shirts,' 3s :li d, :s 6d.,5s lid: Stýa ,Boater Hats, i0ad &each. TAILORING DEPARTMENT. This Departmenit has made great strides in Spe ' ria O rraade 'for 'Suits. iWe nguarantee you :satisfaction. 1000 Patterns to choose from. Give us a trial, : 0 [- ( . HA.4II & 00., THE BIG. STORE. - . .',, THE CASH STORES. Our Motto LO'WTIPsW P EICES. BEST CQB.AITAZ. S "My Word! -looks like Xmas !" is eactly what you will say whe you 'have seen our ...
OF ESPECIAL INTEREST TO WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
OF ESPECIaL INTEREST TO WOMEN. Mrs I. P, Stewart, of the Headquar .ters Staff of the Ladies' Col lege of Health, Melbourne, in an nouncing that she will visit Ararat at regular intervals, asks the public to beware of imitations of Dr. Coon. ley's Celebrated Orange Lily Treat ment for women, and to note that she is the only visiting representative for this wonderful remedy, which has been ouring women in all parts of the world during the past 40 years. The date of Mrs Stewart's next visit will be Thursday, 16th October, from 9 a.m., until 4 p.m., at the Ararat Hotel. For the benefit of sufferers, and those who desire. to fill the sacred 'mission of motherhood, a free copy of a valu able little medical book will be sent to anyone who sends 2d for postage to Department 23, The Ladies' Cols lego of Health, 46 Elizabeth street, Melbourne.
The Evil that Men Do. Published by special arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER II.—(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
The Evil that Men Do BY M. P. 'HIEL, Author of "The Eajah'a Sapphi,'. "Prince Zaleaki," etc. -= P~blished by special arrangemant i with Ward, Lock and Co, AAll Rights Beserved.] CHAPTER II.-(Continued). Drayton is a man of action, and the instant that white object appears through the murk, he makes a catch at it. His hand meets Letty Barnes' wrist and seizes it. But he has not to do with a weakling; Letty is strong, and they proceed to fight like two men, though there is no reason why they should, really: for if this letter be got from Letty, she can surely write another; but they are speedily in that state of mind in which men no longer reason. Passion possesses them, pants in their breath, stares in their eyes. "Let it-go you-shall " pants Dray ton, stooped to her hand* but Letty's fingers are a vice, though, if it were less dark, one would see her failing, as, with bitten lip and many a jerk and stumble she endures that rough usage to which Drayton is subjecting her. - And every ...
MELBOURNE SHARE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
MELBOURNE SHARE MARKET. Yesterday's quotations of Ararat stocks in the Melbourne share market were as follows : Cathcart-Sellers, 4/. Do. (paid) - Sellers, 3/10. Cathcart Central-Buyers, 34/6; sel Icrs, 36/. Cathcart Victory-Buyers, 1/10; sol lers, 2/3. Great Lnngi Logan-Buyers, 4/1 ; sellers, 4/11. North Langi Logan-Buyers, 5/3. South Langi Logan-Buyers, 14'6; sellers, 15/. New Laugi Logan-Buyers, 36/6 ; bel lers, 36/71d; sales, 36/79, 36/7. Do. (paid)-Buyers. 37/4 ; sellers, 38/6. Upper Langi Logan-Buyers, 1/5 sellers, 1/6. Langi Logan Central-Buyers, 4/1; sellers, 4/6.
THE VIXEN. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XLIV. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
THE VIXEN. By LEWIN FITZHAMON. (ly Arrangement -with Ward, Lock and Co., Melbourne.) (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER -XLIV. Lady Pettigew stood in the witness. box. All trace of tears had gone; one might almost say. all trace of woman, too. It was the little vixen, Polly Hemmings who stood there, witll iouged cheels and blackened lashes. That mrake-up had a significance; it was a challenge to the world. Lady ',ettigew had fallen from her high es tate. As Sisbtone had stripped all tite airs and ilrevences from off the Countess, tainty sank lower and low er in misery and humiliation until she touched the bottom. Then came re action There was no longer any need of pretence, of airs, of graces. so Folly Remmings cast them grimly aside, and asrl-med the fighting spirit of old Joe Hemmings in their place. Therefore, was she made up to bide the ravages of the night's strug gle, but she was ostentatiotsly made up as a challenge to all her fine friends who crowded back.to Court reel day. With...
MINING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
-The ue'd of gold in Victoria for Peo cember was_43,132 or- gross, or 40,315 ozs fine,:valued at £171,349 Compared, with .th yield for December of 1912, a I decreanie f 22,116 ozs fine has occurred. The return for 1913 was 467,052 ors gross, or 434,932 .ozs fine, valued at £1,847,475. This shows a d!ecrease of 45,198 ozs fine, compared with the quantity won during 1912. Langi Logan stocks continued to be actively dealt iu-in the Melbourne share market on Thursday, says the "'Ar gus", New Langi Logan opened with sales at the lower price of 36/, but recovered to.36/10 .by the close of the day; while 37/6 was on offer for paid-up scrip. Over 2,000. Great Langi Logan shares were placed at about 4/10. Lan gi'Logan'Souta eased a"trifle. Cath cart Ceistral made a recovery. About 500 Shares were purchased up to 34/9, and later on 35/3 was offered when the yield of 2431 ozs of gold for four days' work was announced. Cathcart were dealt in at 3/8 and 3/6. - The Cathcart Company cleaned up for...
BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
BOWLING. Owing:to- StAwell being isnalile. to muster:a:team tb'visit Ararat on Wed= nesday last.,the pennant games between the two clubs were postponed. A four rink competition for trophies .wag air' ranged-on the local ground; eight tdams competing. Mr E. M' Gibbony_'s.team had a decisive win, being. successful in ieir three games, and also scoring the greatest number of ' points. Mr De eully s_team also got three wins. " The scoring was as follows :- ; Short, M'Lean, Sells, E. M' Gibbony 33 E. Start, D.'Morris, Dr.. Cameron, J Morris ..... . .. Bates, Pattinson,'-T. L.:Grano, Deo . .ully .. :.. .... ......... . 30 Webb, W. Grano, Moore, :Wynne . 24 Collier, W. H. Mackay, H. M' Gib bony Wightwisk]:. ..: .. 20 Gibsbn,- ulvandy, Gblett 20 Joneso Trevyn, Dr. Brown;; T. G. - •Grano . . 18 Douglas, N'isbet, D. Mackay, Shiw . 17 MOTOR B OTES. _ ;An inspection of. the motor cyeles that took part in the Sydney -elbourne and Adelaide-Melbourne:.. Reliability Contests raises the question:--....
Too Much for the Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
Too Much for the Ghost. , Archbishop Thomson once "laid" a ghost in a very simple way. Staying at a country house With traditions of a family ghost, he was put up for the night in the "haunted chamber." In the morning his hoste were anx ious to know if he had seen anything. "Oh, yes," he replied; "about twelve o'clock" I heard a knock at the door. I said, 'Come in, come in.'" "'And did he come?" "Yes; an old sallow-looking man." "Yes, that is our ghost! What did you do?'" "I got out of bed and asked if he belonged to the house: He nodded as sent. I asked him if he were a par ishloner. He nodded again., Then I said, :I am anxious to build some-new schools; will you give me a subscrip tion?' He disappeared and I saw him no more!" The teacher was addressing his pu pils on the subjects of :aziness and idleness. He drew a terrible picturo of the habitual loafer-the mnan who dis likes work and who begs for all he gets. "Now, John," said the teacher to a little boy who had been very Inatte...
IN FANNY BURNEY'S GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
IN FANNY-BURNEY'S GARDEN. An amusing account of the horti cultural pursuits-and ineptitude-of General d'Arblay, the French emigre who. beceme Fanny Burney's hus band, is given in an article in the "Cornhill" by Sir Henry Lucy: The young couple began their mar ried life in apartments in a farm house on the summit of Bagden Hill. Thence they moved to a somewhat larger cottage at Bookham. Finally, when "Camilla" proved a financial success, they built themselves a house on the outskirts of Norbury Park, known during their residence as "'Camilla Cottage." From the first, M. d'Arblay, con scious of inadequacy to bear his fair share in the wherewithal for meeting the cost of the little household, de veloped a fearsome frenzy for gar dening. Pursuit of the vocation in volved him in delightfully ludicrous dilemmas. Writing under date April, 1794, from the cottage at Bookham, the young wife says: "Think of our horticultural shock last 'week when Mrs. Bailey, our land lady, entreated him not t...