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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
WFriPTI.T.UItN COACH PACTOI . HJOn^STPFl T. WKDDHRBURN A. wtlron, Coach Builder, General Black? Smith. Wheelwright AND UNDERTAKER Fonetafr iwfnrmed in Town or Country on Shortest Notice. Coffina on hand for any Emergency, al«f? Firafc-cfas Hearsca and VJumofl, The trade anppliod with Coffin Fitting .of all qoality. ^.Farm Waggona,~Draya, Sprfng Carta' ~7agpona, and Buggfea of orory do&crls on made o/i the promises and alway fltOCn. lt,J ordera carefully attended to with promptness and despatch. WdpKilA>'FIIjr OVMlANTP.ZI}> P. J. NOONAN, CommercfM Hotel, 'HIGH STREET, WEDDEKBURN. Having taken over New and Oom aiodiona Premises lately occupied by Mr Bookham, begs W announce that the Hotul contains nil the lute it improvements in wirkmnnship, au 1 ranks as one of fcfia but appoint" I jonntry houaes in Victoria. The Building has been handsome!/ Jnrnished throughout, al! the reo'iis seing large "and well ventilatod, thus iffording UNSURPASSED ACCOM MOD A TIOM FOR BOARDERS. ...
The Express, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 1914. News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
I Cbe (Stress, i PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 19U. News and Notes. At a meeting of the committee of the Wedderburn Literary Institute on Monday the financial statement fur the past 12 months was submitted. The statement was divided into two parts, the new hall finances being kept separate from the general accounts. This latter, which covered the manage ment of lho institution, showed that the expenditure totaled £192 10a 6d, and the receipts £109 8s lid. This latter amount, however, did not in elude the money received for the hire of the new hall and rooms, which amounted for the year to £87 13s 2d. The sum at present owing to debenture owners was shown to be £773 13s 4d, and the net overdraft at the Bank of Australasia, wheie the limit is £150, stands at £125 18s 2d. The cost of building the hall and rooms was £1236 14s 5d There is a balance of assets over liabilities of £530 Sa 6d. The statement, which was signed by Messrs J R Gray and J J T Oahill as auditors, was adop...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
MELBOURNE WOOL SALES. The A.M.L. and F. Co. Ltd report We offered at our sale on Tuesday a sood representative catalogue of both erfasy and scoured wools, totalling I 'ndfl on 4000 bales. The principal , dips were drawn from tho Western Hiatiricti, South Australian Border and Upper Murray, and from the North F,*»t and Gippsland districts. The I iilk of tho wools was in excellent condition, and taking the sale right through it was one of tho best seen on »ny show floor this year. A feature ol the sale was tho good showing of sconrcds. The market showed great strength, with very keon competition -from *11 Adotioos of tho trade. Good, raerinoes, comebacks and crossbred?, which sold in sellers' favor last week mast now be quoted 5 per cent higher than closing sales of December. Lamb*' wool, which met with only fair competition last week, showed ft com plete recovery and sold at 'mab rates. For scoured we hud excellent rnmpeti-' tion, the market for these descriptions (bowing a good advn...
A Homesick Baboo. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
A Homesick Baboo. The lienguli Baboo is a feature of Indian life. A parrot-like memory furnishes him with u large and var ied vocabulary, but as a rule he has a very luizy notion oi the cor rect use . of th« Euglisli idioms which ho employs so freely in his conversation. Tlic result is inli nitetv humorous, and "adds much to the somewhat scanty Joys of busi ness life in a tropical climate. C'okul I)us joined his palms in supplication as he entered Ills mus- , ter's bdlce. ".Protector of the; poor," lie said, translating literally the high-flown Oriental phrases, , "kindly grant the: petition of your liuiiible slave for ten days' leave of absence from this abominable city on account of aciilo homesickness." 1 "J Hit, llalioo," expostulated his puzzled master, "how can you be homesick ? Your home is In this city, and yolir purents, wife aiitl children are all witli you." "Yes, . your honour," replied Ba boo, in despairing tones, " that is just it. 'I'hey are nil here, and I am sick of...
Good for Cut Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Good for Cut Flowers. rf. To prolong Ui'e life of cut flowers two professors of tho School of Agriculture at Henries, France, havo recently compared tho effect of var ious solutions with that of plain water. Over 100 different kinds of flowers were tried. It wns found that moat of them would llvo and stay fresh much longer If some sugar was put Into tho water in which thoy were kept". .Sugar, however, was no help to tulips, daisies, or . chrysanthemums, and it was a positive. Injury to lilies and sweet peas. It accelerat ed the opening of tho buds, especial; ly of roses and orchids. Small quantities of chloral, ethor, glycerine,' alcohol, liino water, anrl oven ammonia salts, served to lengthen tho. Uvea of various kinds' of flowers. Tho wator thus "modi fied" should come as near as pos sible to the blossoms.' In- other words, tho . stems should bo im mersed as deeply as possible. Some of "tho flowurs kept In sugar and water lived four tlmoB as long as would ordinarily bo tho case. ...
Paying Him Back. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Paying Him Back. Not long, ago a venerable Pat land ed for the first time on Chinese soil Soon lie was surrounded by ? native?, who began to chatter a sort of broken English. Pat, who was quick-tampered, was not long before he let 'fly at one ol them with a dish which he seized from a ware-shop close by. A Chinaman's face was badly cut, and Pat was soon brought before the English Consul. , "Whv have you done this?" demand ed the Consul, to which Pat replied: "Och! Sure the ugly haythen spoke broken English, and 1 just gave bin: broken china In return."
Some Eyes Find Things Easily. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Some Eyes Find Things I Easily. AH good oy08 do not BOO alike. Peoplo whoso oyes will show tho same focus by an export tost do not sec alike. They may look at tho same object and eeo It ontire ly different. ,Soino men are adepts in (hiding something with their oyes, while their companions who may possess Just as good vision aro not able to locate objects at nil without great difficulty. The man who can walk about tho lawn or in the "park and pick up four-leaf clovers has 'tin oye that is worth big money to hiiu. Ho can easily he trained to sec things that the ordinary man will miss, or have to look ~a long time to find. Some men who go hunting can see d squirrel in an oak or hickory tree with apparent ease. while others will go strolling about tho timber ami never see the animals at all. It is the same way 111 the open field. The rabbit can be found sitting by some while others will almost run over the creature before they can dolect it. This ability is a gift. It is not Only a gift...
Death of a Balaclava Hero. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Death of a Balaclava Hero. Viscount Tredugnr, a Crimean vetorun, ami much-esteemed .land* lprd, (Hod after a long illness1 at Abbrgaveiiny, in his elghty-sec6nd joar; Born 011 April 28, 1831', ho entered tho Army In 1849. Go ing out to tho Crimen in 1854 with Ills regiment, the ' 17th tan cerB, ' Lieutenant Godfrey Itorgnn, (is he then was-served through, the whole, war, and 'was . present at the battles of Alnni, Balaclava, and lukermau. In a letter describing tho famous clmrgo' of the Light Bri gade at Balaclava, ho said : "Grasp ing our horses by the head, away wo jvent. We had not got many yards boforo wo wore under flro of tho lirst heavy buttery on our left, dn wo went, tho p'aco increasing, amidst the thickest shower of shell, shot, grape, canister, andmlnio from tho front nud llankB, horses and men dropping by scorea ovory yard. The whistling and cracking of shells was beyond all descrlp (ion. Under this wo ueut for three-quarters of a 'mile, the enemy's guns firing In front...
PROFITABLE ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
PROFITABLE ROSES. Roses, though generally admired as the most ' beautiful flower, are not universally recognised as the profit able article of commerce Hint they really ore.' Trade roses are grown in viu'ious parts of Europe, but chiefly, ul ] Grasse, in Franco, and Kasanlil;, in Bulgaria, where great stretches of rose gardens provide the chief sup ply of roses for the markets of tho world. The highly cultivated roses are useloss * for commercial pur poses, and both at Cirnsso niul Ka sanlik it is the cabbage rose tliut is chiefly grown-"the rose of a hun dred petals," as they call Jl in -Southern. l'Vancc. The Grasse roses are used chielly for pomades, soaps, rose-water, and commodities; mid the demand made by the manufacturers of such on the rose-growers ot Cirnsso can be partly - guaged from tho fact that more than 2,")00,0001b. of roses are annually gathered in tho district. Ksscnce-or. as it is called, attar of roses-is rarely made in France, on account of the expense of pro du...
THE NEW FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
THE NEW FARMING. tloiug through a patch ot Aus tralian forest recently, to seo a (iirmer on business, I wns suddenly I pulled up by a stentorian shout ing. "lley V Liook out ! Quit llk'o blazes 1" I looked in -the direction from which tlie yells proceeded, to see a gaunt figure waving his arms to mo like a windmill gone mad. Appa rently lie wns tolling me to get out of the way of something,- so, tak ing liis .rude advilie, I .'.'quit" into the shelter of the bush, and in a few seconds wns standing beside liim. "What's up, anyway ?" I jerked out after a hurried sprint. ".Jes wait a bit an' you'll see," he; grinned. We were standing on the edge of a clearing fn the forest, and the mat ted undergrowth had boon .cloared off by the simple expedient of driv ing a fire through the mass; the blackened trunks had been felled with the axe, piled "in a heap, and were burning furiously in one cor ner, leaving the area dotted with a host of scorched stumps, ranging in size up to" two feet in 'di...
State-owned Railways. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
State-oWiwd Railways. Interesting information regal ding State-owned railways is given hi a return published by the Hoard of Trado recently in ISngland. Canada had 20,278 miles of pri vatol.v-owned nnd operated lines in 1011, against 2.01H miles Stnte owned nnd operated and J02 miles owned by the .Statu nnd privately operated. Australia, had 10,079 milc.i State owned nnd :1,9&lt;J1 prl-. valcly owned; South Africa,- 7,513 utiles .Stnlo owned nnd 515 pri vately owned ; New /.oaland, 2,503 mile.s State owned and ninety-nine privately owned ; and Newfoundland 720 miles State owned but pri; vntcly o|)crated, and forty-seven privntuly owned. India had ;i2,8yo milo3 of rail ways, of which (>,871 wcro Stato owned and'operated, 18,215 Stnlo owned but privately operated, 1,002 owned and oporated by natiVo States, and 1,048 owned by nativo StutcH nnd worked by compnnios. In seventeen other British Colo nies and Protectorates thcro wero 0,520 miles of railways privately owned. Forty...
Ten Times Round the Globe. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Ten Times Round the Globe. ????' Tho cable lines of tho world amount. In 11 grand total, to over two hun dred mid sixty thousuiul mllos, muro til an enough to draw a girdlo ten times around tho earth at the .15&lt;|iiiilor. Tills work lias ull boon accomplished sinco 18G5. TliO long est lino is from England to Aus tralia by wny of tho Capo of Good Mope, .15,000 mliesf Tho bus iest section of tho sea bottom is, of course, tho North- Atlantic, seven Icon' cables 'centring in tho St. Lnwronco section-and Now York, Tho longest stretch without a ro ioy station is from Vancouver -to Fanning Island in tho North l'a ciflc, midway botwoen Australia and Vancouver, 8,000 milos, mado nccoa sary by tho rulo of tho Urltinli Oovornmont forbidding cnblo land ings on any save British soil.
Awkward Cash. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Awkward Cash. X'ure. silver.... broken into small, irregular ' pieces, forms the pay of tho Chinese soldier. Payment is (in extraordinary process. Tho whole of the night preceding . is occupied In weighing out for encli -man his required quantity of silver, which is a very, tedious business, and only successfully accomplished by infinite cnr&lt;Y for hero a piece ' the size of a piu's head has to bo chipped off, and there' a piece of similnr mi nute proportions added. "Each man's silver bits nro carefully wrapped in paper, with his .name en dorsed upon it, and the various par cels' are distributed upon parade. A privato receives three mid a half tuols-equal - to about nineteen shill ings-n month, and, having got his silver parcel, loses no time in ex changing tho pieces at the nearest tradesman's shop,- where for each tael : (i!s; 5d.) he receives 1,000 small coins, colled cash.1 " ? - Lack of '? desiro to eat " after the death of a near relativu led .Mr. W. - lloidlcinnn, o...
Their Rating. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
THelr Rating. A numljer-of-ycars.ns-o'n' ccrtaln Ann of four men in ? Bus'.ov, were rated as "A!." Thry v.c.-e rich, pros'ierouf", i'0'.ir.s ami prompt.. One' of had' lbe curiosity to Had. oWkIidw .they were, rawri at-the"-" Jrvc-:! IV -»:i. «ud ^astt'.'rtaUwd (hat v..-ro recorded, am1 t/«a mtlsfloU »t sl'.n o&dvthcSs.. R-nrils were added: "But they ail .lrisilri-" He thought It a good Joke at the. time, hut' ar few years lat,er two ol tliem were dead, another wns a drunk ard, and the (fourth jwnsjpoon andrUvtos; partly on charily. That.one little note at the end.of their rating.. wjiBftho'most" important and significant of, all the facts collected- and. embodied', in .tbeti. description.
YOU OWE THIS TO YOUR MOTHER [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
YOU OWE THIS TO YOUR MOTHER To consult hor and ask her advice - In regard to-whatever you are about to do; oven though you have no doubt as.ito "what your course should be. To lie on the lookout for every oc casion to make whatever return you &lt;\in for lier yearsof sacrifice and plan-" r.:nfor your happiness and ^yell-being To defer to lier opinions, and treat ;i:with respect, even If they seem" fntl::uated to you in all.the smart up I ) i1aten(?ss of -your, later education. Not to short; or pain liar !>:?' ninking fan of her religious.prPjfl^icgs, Jf they happen to bo at' Variance1 with. youi views, or if they.eeem,narrow."to.yom fdvanced views. To Introduce all your friends to hei, tud to enlist her sympathies" in youth ful projects, hnpcB and plans, BO that Ehe may carry her own youth into old n'sel" To' talk to her about ycir work 5 our studies, your friends, your amuse iients, the books you road, the places you visit, for everything that eorecrns sou is of -Interes...
THE "MAFIA" OF SICILY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
THE "MAFIA" OF SIClt-Y. The strongest and' most' terr|ble;es-' cret society In1' tlife*t world1,is,"' .vltlidiit doubt, the "Matlav of SIcHyl 'Without rnlfis, organisation, or anj;>;rcc02si\stf'i'. meeting-place, it yeti exl.itB' its' a mys terious .brotherhood amongst Italians of all grades of society for the common Interest and protection. It has existed for centuries, and..countless* crimp? have been-laid, to Its charge. TheBc have been .mostly- deeds ot revenge, sometimes riot altogether, without cause, for the victims of the Mafia's vengeance were, frequently thq.se, svhc tiad wantonly Injured due of Its mem bers. In many eases, It-is s.i.'.i,' a r&lt;jnr. will join the Mafia out of sheer ter ror. P.y libltWn's ti'.oof from It. a tar mer, for example, will find ,'iimse;' the victim of.disasters-the faurri,'.ni; e f hifi licks or il»o killing ol' I'.is. To Invoke the law he ltnows Voisld prob ably be fatal to l:i;:s, ao !:e joins the grim fraternity and finds himself ...
Something Lacking. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Something Lacking. A certain drill-sergeant, wboim no i-erlty had made Mm unpopular wltli lis troops, was putting a party of re ?ruits through tlio funeral service. Openlug the ranks bo as to admit the passage of the supposed cortege oetween them, the Instructor, by way )f practical explanation, walked slow ly down the lane formed by the two ranks. Baying as he did so: "No* Tra the corpse. Pay atten .Ion." Baring reached the end of the path le turned round, regarded them stead ily with a scrutinising eye. for a mo ment or two, then re:narl;cd: "Your 'ands Is right, and your 'ends Is right, but you baven'i got. that !ooi: }f regret you ought - to "are?' .
Where He Got His Orders. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 30 January 1914
Where He Got His Order*. A raw recruit in the cavalry, l amed Hurpliy, was given one of the worst inciters In the wliolo troop to ride. ,?e hail nev.er foeon on a horse in hip Jfe, and tho drill wus anything but 1 recreation to him, as the sequel will Slow. "Now, ray men," said the sergeant, ^dressing them, "no one is allowed D dismount without orders from 11 _ >.perior ofllcor. Ttcuipmber that." Tim was no sooner in tho saddle .fan he was' hurled head over heels trough the air, and catne down sn "ard that the breath was almost noclted out of hiin. "Murphy!" shouted the sevseant, Then he discovered the man spread >ut on the ground, "you dismounted." "I did." "Did yon hare orders?" "I did." "From headquarters, I suppose," with a sneer. "No, from hindquarters."