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MECHANICS' INSTITUTE [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE h A meeting of the above was held on Monday evening, when Mr Angove presided over a good at tendance. The chairman present ed the balance sheet for the re- , cent conversazione, which showed the receipts to be £14 }4s, and the ; expenditure £2 14s, leaving £12 to j be handed to the secretary. A : vote of thanks was passed to Miss Hynes and Mr Angove for ; their efierts in connection with ■' the conversazione. It was decid- ! ed to light the lamp in front of the J hall on dark nignts. I
Very Scraggy. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Very Scraggy. ' Mr. Frank Craven, the young Ameri can actor, is very slim,' and he says that he was one day walking along a street in an American town when he noticed that a stray dog was follow-. Ing him. After he'h'ad gone some dis tance, he looked rojmd' again. The dog was still at his heels. Now, Mr. Crav en had no UBe' for stray dogs, so he turned and remonstrated with the ani mal. • A small street boy drifted up and listened with interest while Mr. Crav en sternly ordered the dog to "Go home!' ' But the . dog didn't go away. It simply stood waiting patiently until Mr. Craven was ready to resume his walk, and In despair the actor turned to the hoy. "I wonder why he persists in fol lowing me?" he asked Irritably. . - "Well, boss," the boy replied very thoughtfully, staring first at the dog and then at Mr. Craven's "slim figure, "I guess he takes you for a bone!"
The Same Old Price. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
The Same Old Price. The Kev. Simon Turpie was an elo quent speaker. .A young man in the congregation was about to leave for South Africa, hut the Sunday before he departed he attended the church service. In the cour3e of his lecture the-min-. ister used an. illustration in which . ■were the words: "A man can easily purchase two. sparrows for three pence." The young man, after being abBent for about three years, returned, hnd again on the first opportunity attend ed divine service. Strange to say, he heard the same narrative by the same minister. ' At the close of the service the min ister came and shook handB with the youth, and asked him if he had no ticed any changes about the place. The young man evidently quite un concerned, replied: "Aye, man, there's two or three changes, but there's one thing I can see, the price of sparrows iB still at the same old figure."
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Wedding. A pretty wedding was celebrated by Father J. McDvvyer at St. Fiacre's Church, Urana, on Mon day,.when Mr. Thomas Paul Dunjeavy-was united in thebori'ds 'or matrimony with Miss Louisa Fox, eldestidaughter of Mrs Jas. Fox, of U.rana. The bride was attendad^'by Miss Magjgie Dun ■leavy,-while Mr E. Fox acted as best " man. After the ceremony the party drove to Lake View Farm, where the' breakfast was held. Mr F. Trainor proposed the "Bride and Bridegroom," to which the bridegroom appropriately res ponded. Mr J. Fox proposed the "Bridesmaid," responded to by Mr John Dunleavy, of Bullen bong. Later the1 happy couple left for Melbourne, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were numerous, costly, and useful.
Nothing Extraordinary. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Nothing Extraordinary, An officer of the guard near the edge of a cliff on the rock o£ Gibraltar, in hia regulation -written report, stated that nothing extraordinary had occur red while he was on duty,- Later it became known that a drunken soldier had lost ihis life by walking over the cliff where there was a sheer drop of a thousand feet, and that the officer , must have been aware of the occur-' rence. The Governor' of Gibraltar sent for the officer and interrogated him. . "You knew that Private had walked over the rook?" "Yes, sir." "You knew it when you made out your report?" "I did, sir." "Yet you said nothing extraordinary had happened during your period of guard. Don't you think it extraordin ary for a man to fall a thousand feet and be killed?" "Indeed, no, sir. It would. have been extraordinary if he hadn't been killed."
Narrow Gauge Lines. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Narrow Gauge Lines. ■' The government evidently intends making the blunder' of - going in ■ for narrow guage lines; in : hilly, country. The Victorian Government tried an «• periment years ago by .constructing a. narrow: guage lino to the Upper King river. ^ As an experimpent it : was a success1, regarding jjettng produce down to Wangaratta, but there everything hud" to be re-handled, and the Ila.lway authorities found that the line did not pay in consequence of tins re-handling.. It was announced on Tuesday by iir Griffith, the -State Minister of- Works, that Jie intends to commence the con struction of'n narrow guago spur of forest railway from Mogrigny on tlio Dubbo-Coonamble line, for a distanc.o of about twenty mites. The guago will be two feet: The Minister lias despatched an order for the rails and ■rolUng stock. The coat was estimated by-lain at-£15,000 or £16,000. "This line"; ho said ' will tap* ail immense area. of. tlio best hardwood in the west. 1 expect to be ablo to~s...
Regulating Bedrooms. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Regulating Bedrooms. A motion wliieh came on /or con sideration at tlio Local Government As sociation conference in Sydney, to give Councils power to determine how many sleeping rooms dwelling houses should contiiu, was heialded With considerable miith. " I'm going to vote against it," one delegate exclaimed, on hearing that tho lnotion was also "designed to give coun cils power to Bay how many persons should bo allowed to sleep in each room.; Another delegate, who expressed (he hope that the motion would he thrown out, naively inquired at what time of night it was proposed to allow coun cils' officer to call round and make inspections. Another delegate asked what would happen in a case such as his. For he had gone home one isight to find that liis family had been increased by three —and the room might have been de signed for a smaller number. In spite of tho facetious romarks, the motion was carried by a huge ma jority, as it was pointed out by the mover (Alderman \Magney, Mayor of...
South Australia's Harvest. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
South Australia's Har vest. The rain which fell over the agricul tural area. o£ South Australia recently has materially altered the prospects of the wheat harvest for the better. Mr. ' John Darling says that in Ms 47 years' experience', the drought throughout the (winterwas unparalled. "11 is hard to. say just now," he added, "what ef fect the rain will have on jhe yield. In another six .months we shall know just -how'wo stand, whereas the plant in many districts was sickly and languish ing before the rain, .there is every hope now of the growth being energetic, and the benefit may prove'to be very con siderable. The rain lias coine at the right moment to prevent very serious consequences of the i0I1g drought. The hay yield won't be much as it *is, hut the wheat cgrop might very well give a.; six bushels average. ^Without rain we could not have expected anything else but total failure. Tho rain has gone right through the agricultural area, and it, is; the Bnest general rain we have ...
A Non-Temperance Drink. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
A Non-Temperance Drink. An. amusing story is being told of a clergyman who was being entertained , over a week-end by one of tbe -well to-do but plain men of a town, not far from Melbourne. Ab soon as the guest was settled by the fireside on the Sunday evening his host asked him: "Are you a tee totaller?" "Well, no; not exactly," the clergy man admitted. The master of the house received the statement with obvious relief. "Ah'm right glad to hear it," he said; "we've had that sort staying wth us before. Now, if ye'd been, one of them teetotallers, ye'd have been wanting soda-water and lemonade and lime-juice and ginger-ale, and nobody knows what all. But as ye a'nt a tee totaller ye'll be like the rest o' us, an' • satisfied with plain water!" ..
Lauder Laughed at This. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
Lauder Laughed at This. A good many stories have been told1 of -what the Scots call "nearness," and other people sometimes call something else, in Mr. Lauder. So it was sur prising, the other day, to see him photographed in the act of giving six pence to a baby. The other evening he was laughing over a story that had just been told him. Here it is: A certain Duke was going to town one morning and the taxi driver took him a long way round "Why did you take the longest route?" asked his Grace. "Why didn't you drive through Hyde Park?" " 'Cause Hyde Park's closed," said the driver. "Closed? Why?" '"Cause Harry Lauder dropped six pence there last night, and the park's closed till he finds it!"
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Studying the Language [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Studying the Language ' ' i The good pastor thought he'd take up golf, so lie bought a kit and took to the links. He got a caddie to go along, and they teed up for a drive off. Mentally the good man ran over in structions on driving, and then tool: a mighty swing at the bright new ball. He missed it .by a foot. Again and again he swung until his ribs cracked. Then, taking especial care, he swung again. "Crack!" went the club against the ball, and "zip"—it darted at right angles, over the fence intq the wild oate beyond the railway line. "Well, I've got to give it up!" he said with a sigh. "What, golf?" quizzed- the caddie. "No—the ministry!"
CHAPTER III. Hounds were running hard[?] mute. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
CHAPTER III. Hounds were running hard: Since ten o'clock in the morning the January sky had been a glorious blue expanse, a cloudless arch; tlie horizon only bounded "by the soft grey and purple hills of Kerry. The sun shone on a moving troop of gentlemen and women, a sporting farmer or two, a parson or so; there were none • of your damned, self made grocers, tailors and pill mer chants, disguised in pink and offen-„ sive in swank. For these were the hounds hunted by Sir Eustace Kerry,: a jovial, lack-penny landlord, who hunted a country where the "dacent people" could trace their forefathers back to kings, but couldn't raise a thousand pounds amongst them, God bless the poor divils! There were in the hunting field one or two English, who were staying around in dilapidated country houses, and though blessed with the world's] goods, they had no "sensible" hands or seat on a hunter. Lady Elinor Mount Avon was one of these. While Angela Burney, who rode like a peer ess amongst horsewom...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
CHAPTER II. In a small inn off Clarges-street W. two mysterious-looking creatures were playing a game o£ billiards, and play ing it remarkably well. To judge by appearances they might have been broker?' men, but they were not; they might have been professional socialists, comedians run to seed, or rival billiard-markers. It so happened that they loliowed. none o£ these inter esting professions; they, were, in fact, connected with the turf, and not in the most reputable way; while, when business was slack in the winter, they turned their minds and fingers to oth er business. Both billiards and bur glaries commence with a B, and both require expert fingers; it is really kindest to leave the matter in this vague way, for they are not uninter esting people, and one of them was a positively tender-hearted character in his own peculiar way, and just as clever as the financial brigand of the city. The low-class turfite has mar. terse expressions at .his command, and excels in the art of ha...
THE VIXEN. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 3 October 1913
;"THE VIXEN, } By MEWIN FITZHAMON. Published 'by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. ,v, All "Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. The moistness and the softness of | noise were due to a November fog. .that had poured itself out upon the roofs of London, gradually blotting •out its thoroughfares, from which • came -warning cries and muffled sounds of traffic. The greasy pave nients were cold, and within the ra dius of the flares ghostly figures and lumbering shadows appeared and dived again into the brown-burnt flan nel-like particles that murkily blan keted the open spaces. The rawness and discomfort of the ■great traffic artery leading to South Kensington made all the more de . lightful the cheeriness and warmth of a tiny, drawing-room in one of these dolls' houses that stand opposite the Oratory. The logs on the Are crackled and spurted, darting their lights and shadows upon amber walls and Sher aton tables, where silver glittered and graceful narcissi reared their heads...