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The Federal Elections. BALLARAT SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
me federal mm\i BALLARAT SEAT. The electoral officer (Mr N. Wind ham) on Saturday declared th^poll for the Ballarat electorate. The figures were :— M'Grath ... ... 16,734 Coldham ... ... 15,9Gii .. Majority for M'Grath 771 Mr McGrath thanked the electors for returning him to the national Pailiament, and said that the peo ple of Australia bad endorsed the policy of Mr Fisher. At tha pre vious election it was said that a poll of 8i5 per cent, was impossible, but this time it was nearly 87 per cent. His majority had increased, al though there were nearly 1,500 less names on the roll. lie denied the statement maue in an affidavit that he had enclosed a voting ticket with a letter to a man who had lost his litile child, and said that the publi cation of the affidavit on the morn ing of the election in the Ballarat papers was a dastard]}* thing. Many peculiar statements hau been made as to what the Labour party would do. He believed 'hat some people i" business voted against biua be cause...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
WELL-KfMGWSM TESTIFY TO Letter received from Nurse Catherine Kortlng, 176 Davis-street, North Brunswick, 29/3/12, in which she claims Clements Tonic restored her daughter to health. Read each word : CLEMENTS TONIC LVD., " I am writing of the great good Clements Tonic did my daughter. Early in January last year, she was operated upon in hospital for appendicitis. She was eight weeks there, and came home very weak and run down. I purchased several bottles of Clements Tonic to give her a course. IT soon strengthened her nerves, and she was as well as I could wish her before long. It is fourteen years ago that I first used Clements Tonic, and in my profession as a nurse I have recommended that medicine times out of number. I have seen people re stored to health and strength, and BLESS THE DAY THEY HEARD OF CLEMENTS TONIC. That medicine has never failed to do good when given to any of my patients, or, indeed, anyone who has sought my advice. Use this as you think fit." (Signed) ^ Receive...
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Fat entile: 185 head came forward for to-day's salo, .a fair proportion again be ing good to prime quality; the balanco ranging from inferior to middling. There was only, a moderate attendance of buy ers present:, and competition was rather dull, consequently the values of last week were not maintained. Quotations: Prime pons bullocks, .£11/10/ to JC1G; ex tra weights, to JC18/12/G; good pens bul locks, .£12 to .£13/5/; medium, ,£9 to £11 5/;b c.st cows, to -E12/10/. Averages: Mr W. Kead, Melrose, Jjecac, 9 bullocks, Jtil7 14/2; Mr .1. L. Currie, Lara, Lismore, 1G bullocks, il-1/14/3; Mr I). liead, Mel rose, 13eeac, 20 bullocks, .£11/15/; Mr J. Huxley, Struan, 9 heifers, ,£11/13/7; Mes srs Stock Bros., Cnmmais, Sandfoid. 22 bullocks, Jlll/V/0; executors Sir S. Wil son, Ercildoune Estate, Ijumimbect, 9 bullocks, .£9/11/5. Calves: 31 camo to hand, mostly inferior, which sold only at very low values. Sheep: 6420 sheep forward, including a number of shorn, a ...
ROKEWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
ROIvEWOOD. There was a gocd ;ttendance of members at the Pattiotic Committee meeting on Saturday evening ; Mr J. N. Elder presiding. Ccneapond ei,ue was read fitin Mr Hayden West, in regard to the Patriotic con cert to be mid on 2nd October, and Pii cffer to bring out a party of nine, who will give their services free, was accepted and much appreciated. The concert programme will be practically the same as was given in the Ballarat Mechanics' Hall last week. The Defence department has pur chased every available chassis of two tons and over for use in connection with the Australian Expeditionary Force, and h:.s secured about 50 new vehicles, and nearly 90 second hand machines. The work-shops of the leading motor agents are now working double shifts to overhaul and build bodies for the fleet. Old bndies are being taken off and replaced with new ones con forming with Biitish War Ollice specifications. All the second-hand waggons are being stripped and thoroughly overhauled. Magnetos ar...
On Account. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
On Account. Peggy Newton had been a faithfu" household domestic for years, and did not grumble much when her wages were occasionally passed over. But as time went on and her wages fell more and more into arrears, she ventured to ask something "on ac count." "Why, haven't I paid your ivage? lately, Peg? How careless of me!" her mistress said. "I'm sorry I have no money in the house just now, bat here's a smart cloak which I've ceascd to wear and which is only ,i wee bit out of fashion. You'll take it in lieu of wages, won't you?" "No, ma'am, I'm sure I sha'n't," said Peg, wrathfully, eyeing the faded cloak. "A Peg I may be by name, but I won't be that sort of peg that people hang cast-off clothes on —not if I know it." There arc two reasons why some people don't mind their own busi ness. One is that they haven't any mind, the other that they haven't any business.
Amonyst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
amongst me lines. The yield this month from the "William's Fancy is lighter than the preceding return, but is nevertheless highly satisfactory. The previous yield included 1SI5 oz of gold from the plates and pyrites. The yield from the New Jabilee "was 134 07.10 dwt of gold from' 600 tous of ore. At the Pitfiel l Mining Company the drive is being cleaned up, and some splendid looking wash is being taken. The wator ia being gradu ally reduced.
AN INDIAN SAND STORM. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
AN INDIAN SAND STORM. Since sunset it had been growing gradually hotter until at last when we finally settled down to bed after a few envious remarks, in which Es quimaux and polar bears figured largely, there was none r>f us but would have gladly exchanged places with any furnace tonier in England, it was far too hot to sleep under bed clothes, and we had for some time used f.hcm t supplement the pillow. After opening all doors and win dows to their full3">t extent and ex plaining to the punkah-wallah that the stopping oi the punkahs was the signal for his immediate assassina tion, we gradually dropped asleep. Two or three hours later I was aroused by what at first seemed to be three or four batteries of artillery firing off at close range. Upon sitting up under my mosquito net I discover ed the noise to be caused by the doors and windows-banging to and fro. Wo who had not long been in the country were all the more astonished when we realised that all the time there was hardl...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
Spoiling. In connection with the Patriotic Tace meeting, to take place at Roke Jp.nction on 17th October, the fol lowing officers have been appointed to carry out tbo arrangements :— President, Mr D. Poyn'on ; Yice PreBidentg, Messrs D. C. M'Gratb, M.H.R., J. Chatham, J. C. Blakeley, A. Bentick, D. Cunning lam, and P. J. Ca!l;ighan ; Jndgp. Mr Geo. H. Stanbroolc; Starter, Mr C. Wilding; Clerk of Scales, Mr H. Jacob ; Pony Measurer, Mr J. Taylor; Time-keeper, Mr H. M'Lean; Stewards, Messrs Chas. Taughan, C. F. Rowe, F. M'Caffery, D. H. Gibson, A. Whytcross, W. Somers, W. ScarfF, R. Wood, and S. F. Clinton ; Handicapper, Mr Jas. Lyons; Clerk of Course, Mr W. Kennedy; Secretaries, Messrs W. Collyer and T. Hayden.
REARING CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
REARING CALVES. A noted Jersey breeder and impor ter, in giving his opinion on tiie rear ing of calves, says that the calf that is fed lots o£ whole milk and rich grains, while it looks good and is mak ing the growth so much desired by the progressive owner, will invariably lay on excessive flesh, develop a thick neck, heavy dewlap, coarse bones, and a heavy hide. On the other hand, the scrawny call', with a pot-belly, wbilo it does not show up well in the show ing, is the one that gets admiration when it comes into milk. It has been his observation that calves that suffer from scours aiv in variably the ones that give a good r e count of themselves when mature*!, for the simple reason that in tryi:.t to check the bowel trouble he feeds L--t a light grain ration, and the milk i;:v en. does not contain much butter-tut. Most dairymen work for thrift and growth, but where is the experienced dairyman who has not observed that the suffering, pot-bellied, skim-milk fed calf often turns ou...
MORAL REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
MORAL REFLECTIONS. True manhood comes from self-con trol—from subjection of the lower powers to the higher conditions of our being. The road ambition travels is too narrow for friendship, too crooked for love, too rugged for honesty, too dark for science. iJo tiot make tlio mistake of trying to forget your mistakes. Keep them in mind, study them, and use them as helps to success. If you would touch a nettle without being stung by it take hold of it stout ly. Do the same to other annoyances and few things will ever disturb you. Music helps soldiers to drill and march. The tunes which the bands play are lively and merry, for a9 the music is so will be the march. It is possible to travel through life to the tune of praise. The lmbit of counting our mercies is as easy to form as the habit of grumbling. What a man loves colors his lue as surely as a dye colors what is plunged into it. A man who loves money is colored in all his being by that love. His whole nature daily grows differ ent ...
CORINDHAP. SCHOOL TEACHER FAREWELLED, [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
C0IMKBHA1'. SCHOOL TEACHER FARE WELLED, Mr Georpe Clarke, head teacher of the Corindhap State school, and Mrs Clarke were entertiined by ilieir friends at a farewell social in the Corindhap Hall prior to their departure to Brunswick. Mr J. N. JSlder presided, and said they were losing a goud citizen and a consci entious, painstaking teacher. Mrs "Clarke had been an ardent suppor ter and worker in various move ments. The Ri'V. M. M'Queen and Messrs Wm. C.irr and F. Johns also spoke in terms of appreciation. Mrs iaidler presented the guests with a silver tea service.
CROSS-CHANNEL HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
CROSS-CHANNEL HUMOR. You can laugh when trouble hits you, You can smile when clouds appear, You can grin when worry "gits you," And when disappointment's near; You can laugh when rain is falling. It you are a cheerful soul, But you cannot do much laughing When the boat begins to roll. You can bear up under sorrow, You can calmly shoulder woe; And perhaps no sign o£ anguish Will your visage ever show; You may hide all sign of weakness, Though your hopes are in the ditch; But you cannot hide your feelings When the boat begins to pitch. Yet the cheer-up poet tells you To present a cheerful face, And to smile at all your troubles, And to never show a trace Of the petty griefs that fret you, But y u'd lose your self-control. And you will not smile, I'll bet you, When the boat begins to roll.
ROK[?]WOOD. MECHANICS' MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
KOKIAVOOD. MECHANICS' MEETING. A weil-attencieu meeung ut tue j&fechauica' Committee was held on Saturday evening. The president. Mr D. Cameron, occupied the chair. A request- from the committee of i,he local Patriotic movement for the iree use of the hall for meetings -was granted. It was also decided £o make no charge for the patriotic concert. A substantial donation ironi the Picnic Race Clnb towards the funds of the Institute vras re ceived, and a vote of thanks accord jti. UNPROVOKED ASSAULT. At the local Police Court on Thursday before Mr Read Murphy, P.M., and Messrs C. Wilding and J. U. Elder, J'e.P., B. Thornton waB ohargcd with having assaulted C. Arnold at a social held in the hall at Dereel. It was alleged that Ar nold invited Thornton to join in a ! social game of cards, and without receiving any provocation defend ant struck the complainant a heavy blow in the face. A fine of £;j was inflicted, with 10s (>d costs. P.M. WELCOMED. A welcome was extended at the...
CAPE CLEAR. DEATH OF PIONEER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
CAI'E CLKAIE. death of pioneer. After a long illneEs Mr John A. "Mactaggart, proprietor ot tbe Cape dear .hotel, died on Saturday at the advanced ago of 80 years. The de sccased, who was a son of Dr Charles Uowatt Maefaggart, of OainpolUowti, Scotland, arrived in Victoria in the year 1810, and was thus a colonist of 65 years. He was for some years a member of the Grenvillo Shire ■Council, and occupied the presi tfenfh chair. His wife predeceased lirn six yeaM ago. He leaves a grown-up family of four sons and fjcur daughters. The funeral,which took place on Monday at the Pit iield cemetery, was very largely at tended. Tho coffin-bearers were four sons of deceased, Messrs Char Jos. Thomas. Alexander, and "Watson Mactaggart; and tho pall-bearers ■were Messrs A, T. Hoare, «T. Port ions (sons-in-law), T. Scott, J. Dean 3. Ingljg, R. Kennedy, D. Hughes, P. Kelson. Rev. M. M'Queen con ducted the service at the house and ;£he grave.
CHAPTER XXI. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
CHAPTER XXI. so Daniel Harley was Brigden's mysterious client. Ilerepath was not in the least surprised to make the discover1'. Enid had more or less i'rjparjd him for it. rio recalled her strange agitation at the mention of Brigden's name. This was the con spiracy she hinted at, and he could see her reasons now for not being p'ainer with him. It was one more turn in the maze of mystery in which Enid's life was involved, and she had not been more explicit because she was afraid of her father's part in it. He could not hear what those men were saying. They were muttering to themselves in whispers; they sesmed to he dissatisfied about some thing. Herepath smiled grimly. They should have much greater cause for dissatisfaction before he had finished with them. He came forward and addressed them by name. "This is quite an unexpected plea sure, gentlemen," he said. "Good evening, .Mr. Brigden. .Mr. Harley, J s'.i) delighted to see you here. But just one question. How did you gei here, and...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. CHAPTE XX. Smash! [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M. WHITE. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTE XX. Smash! ; Herepath determined that Blanche should not know—at least, not yet— of his terrible misfortune. There was uo need to spoil her life with his trou bles. It would be good at any rate to know that she was provided for. Harold Gay was a line fellow, -who had had more than his share of mis fortunes, most of which had been . . made for him by other people. Doubt less he would be over from Camford in a day or two, and then all the news could be discussed. But' Gay was over already. Here path found him there when he got , home. He seemed to ail the little ; :t — —tlrig-room in the flat—a long, lean, bronzed man, hard as nails, and clear of eye as a child. Not a handsome man, perhaps, buc good to look upon, and a face that invited confidence at the first glance. "Well, here you are, old man," he cried with a hand-grip that made Ge...
Rising to the Occasion. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
Rising to the Occasion. Private Pat OTlynn, 011c of a latigue party, had just finished taking in tlic coloncl's luggage when, that omnipotent person's lady ques tioning him, he made it appear that he had been the only one engaged in the work. "You must be quite exhausted," she cried. "What will you have to drink—a glass of sherry, a glass of port, or some hot rum?" "Why, plaze yet ladyship," answered Pat, as a mark of decorum, "I'm not thirsty." "That may be," rejoined her lady ship; "but a man of my husband's distinguished regiment rendering a service must drink with me." "Sure, in that case, yer honoress," replied Pat, "it's rude to be back ward, so I'll have the sherry now. and will be drinking the port while ycr honortfss is mixing the rum."
CHAPTER XXII. A Check. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 26 September 1914
CHAPTER XXII. A Check. Daniel Harley, with Brigden by his side, shuffled along the road mutter ing angrily to himself, eager to find anybody upon whom to put the blame for this unexpected reverse. He had been beaten by an honest man in a perfectly legitimate way, and this fact angered the old rogue more than the loss of his money. He had looked for ward to a fortune from the great in vention, and had made up his avari cious mind that Geoffrey Herepath should benefit nothing by it, and here in a moment the whole thing had slip ped through his fingers. Oh, some body should pay dearly for this wretched fiasco. "It's rather awkward," Brigden ven tured at last, somewhat nervously. "Who would have guessed that Here path would show fight like that?" "You should have guessed it,'' Har ley grunted wrathfully. "Nobody but an idiot would have put his head into a trap like that. If I hadn't been de luded into going to Long Acre every thing would have gone right." "But you wanted to go to Long A...