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III. Roodlands, Glawith, December 31, 1910. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
III. .Boodlands, Glawith, December 31, 1910. Dear Pamela,-I've tried to tell you the truth many times, but I could not face the look I knew would come in your eyes. The fact is-Tina and I love one another, and by the time you receive this note, which we are post ing in London, we shall be man and wife. Most people would call me a cad for. throwing you over after five years' courtship, and I suppose I am; but it is better that one should suffer than" that three lives should be wreck ed through a mistaken sense of hon or. Tina "and I hope that some day you will forgive both of us. ? Yours, James Dawson. Pamela Leigh folded tlie letter with 1 trembling hands and, thrusting it into her bosom, sat for a long time staring blankly before lier. The blow that had been dealt her was as cruel as it was unexpected; for, although she had been aware of a change in Jim's attitude ever since Tina's coming a month ago, never for ! one moment had she believed it pos sible that he would so heartlessly...
Tocumwal Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
Tocumwal Jottings. (From Our Correspondent.) A very beneficial rain fell hare on Mon day last, although not onough to meat with present requirements for fallowing. The crops, which were practically at a stand still, aio now malting good headway. Finley, Berrigan, and further north were favored with a heavier fall of rain, those places recording about an inch. Despite tho dry spell, the grass has held wonder fully well, and cattle and sheep have been in great demand, whilst stock in general ia selling at a high price. Tho lambing season has been fair this year, many station paddocks making ovor 80 per cant, of lambB. .Three thousand acres of good wheat land on Barooga Station has been lot for culti vation on the share system. This land, being a eoeep run for several years, should give good returns. Mostly Victorians have acquired the laud. [Rcueivtd too late for last issue,] While hunting rabbite with ferrets near Buninyong last week, two brothers named Austin discovered a quartz spe...
SUN CURE FOR CONSUMPTION. A Wonderful Discovery. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
SUN CURE' FOR CONSUMPTION.' A. Wonderful Discovery. Doctors and scientists all over the world have for a long time recognised that the sun" possesses wonderful healing powers, and of-.late many of them have been making a close study ol its efficacy in regard to certain diseases. The result has been some astonishing discoveries, .the most, im portant of which, perhaps, is that the healing virtues of sunlight have been found particularly helpful for tuber culosis of the bones and joints, and an excellent remedy'for cases of aciite muscular rheumatism. The general method adopted when pursuing this treatment is to expose the naked oody to solar rays, the treatment being termed heliotherapy. | Dr. Armaud Belille, a famous French physician, gives' it as his emphatic opinion that all forms of external j tuberculosis are amenable to this treatment, "with results," to quote his own words, "at times so stupe fying that they seem to touch on mir acle." And a number of other eminent physicians ...
PUBLISHERS' BLUNDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
PUBLISHERS' BLUNDERS. George Meredith', as publisher's reader to a well-known firm, gave an opinion emphatically against the ac ceptance of Mrs. Henry Wood's "Bast Lynne." The loss caused by this mis take has been estimated at £30;000 to the publishing firm, and, presuming that they had issued her other novels, at £100,000. James Payn declined "John Inglesant," as reader for Smith, Elder and Co., and it became a valu able, literary property in the hands of Macmillan and Co. Edna Lyall's "We Two" was rejected by half-a-dozen publishers. A publisher's reader prondunced W. Clark Russell's "Wreck . of . the Grosvenor" a catalogue of ship's fur niture. It is the boast of Mr. Hall Caine that no novel of his-lias been hawked from publishing house to publishing house. Mr. G. R. Sims re cords that a short story of his, "A Pleasant Evening," was declined by the "Family Herald," "Chambers' Journal," and "All the Year Round." Sir Rider Haggard's "Dawn" was de clined by five or six publishers. W...
Only a Casual, After All. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
Only a Casual, After All Bill Smith liad worked ill" a-certain firm for sixty years.- ' : v. . -. .So- the two sous-. oC.tlie ;-.)i)astor thought tliat ho had worked for.Uicm stifliciently long enough', to" lip' pen sioned off, and this the'y decided 'to do at once. So they called the old man into the ollic , and told him that as he had worked for t' em faithfully and well all' these years they had decided to pension him off, hut that he could draw the same wage as he was then earning. The old man turned away, 'but he was very much troubled and 'puz zled about the matter, and the two sons, could see that he hadn't taken it at all in the spirit in which they had given it, so they said: - "Well, Mr. Smith, what's the mat ter? Don't yon like it?" "No," replied the old man; "I al ways thought that this here place was i a regular shop!" To clear a house of beetles, put lib. of powdered borax into a tin with a perforated lid. Dust the borax light ly over the floor, or the walls, and in th...
MECHANICS' HALL ABLAZE. THE LIBRARY SERIOUSLY DAMAGED. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
MECHANICS' HALL ABLAZE. THE LIBRARY SERIOUSLY DAMAGED. Slothful ciaera were aroused last Saturday morning, about aeven o'clock, by a warning of the firebell. A dense volnme of smoke was quickly observed issuing from the library room of the MecliauicB1 Inatitute. The alarm originated from Mr P. 0. Phillips, who resides nest door. The brigade arrived with commendable prompti tude, hut there was a serious hitch, in their wonted alacrity, and h«d tb« building beon a wooden one the fl*mea would have wrought far greater de struction before being quenched. Two lengths of hose at first annexed to the hydrant proved to be faulty and " d'aw out," thuB considerably minimising (he pressure of w*tar, The moddy compound which firab ooz-id through the hoae WAS disgraceful, and one to wonder who U respond1"!* f>r ihe flushing of tko ''dead eDds" The tlimea were quickly aupprrsned when now lengthB of hoae worn attachiH to the source of supply, bat consider-thl* damage hid been done to the iiooka....
DISTRICT NEWS. ST JAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. ST JAMES. (From Our Correspondent.) Mr P G Fraser, who waa recently given a send-off, has returned, and his entered Ibe firm of Meaar3 Green, Manning and Co. "Pater" recently joined tha ranks of the Benedicts, and all join in wishing him long life and prosperity. On Tueaday evening of last week Mr G Ellertuan entertained the mem bers of the Georgia Minstrels. After suppor Mr Ellermnn was presented with a framed group photo, of thn company. The final meeting of the St James Coursing Club will bake place on olst July. The stake ia the lurge.Bt yet offered by the clob, being for 32 dogs ab £2 2?, with £20 added (domted by Mr J R Phillips, owaer of winner, of the Waterloo Cup), The first dog takes £1G. Mr M'Douald haa been appointed houd teacher at the Si James State school, and Misa Martha Vanoe pupil teacher. For Children's Hacking Cough at Xight, Woods' Graat Peppermints Cure, la 6d . Over £8 was the not profit of the recent Tuugamah fire Brigade ball. This amount will...
CLEARING SALE DISPUTE. PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM REDUCED. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
CLEARING SALE DISPUTE. I'LKUNTIL'TS CLAIM REDUCED, At the Bennlla County Court last week, John Francia Fortune, farmer, aued Watta, Turnbull and Oo., auc tionepr3, etc., for money h^d and re oeived, as alleged, reprcaenting the sum of £15 103 -id. Blr Dixon (instructed by iMeasra Morrieaey and Dean) appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Cus>sen (inatracted by Mr IT. CU'k-) represented the defendants. Briefly, it w^s to the c ffcot that plaimiff held a cloaring aile on his property 16 Sc James, tho ssm-i being conducted by the defendants (in conjunction with J. M'Namara and Co) on terms which wsro publicly read prior to selling. After the sale a statement was prepared and given to the plaintiff, aa well aa a cheque, leal commission, representing the pro ceeds of tho cattle, sheep, etc., dis posed of. Later on the plaintiff complained of seven different itemi ia bis account, totalling the amount claimed by him, Plaintiff detailed the nature of his transactions with tho defendant-:, and in...
SOME THINGS TO AVOID. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
SOME THINGS TO AVOID. There are a few things that a wom an sho;iltl never be guilty. of doing. She should never laugh when slight ing remarks are made about one of her own sex. She should never speak of her efforts as "very well for a woman." She should never belittle her own sex by assuming ignorance of or a lack of interest in questions t":at are of vital importance to thou sands of other women. A woman with m assured place in society can help 'hese loss happily situated by a frank ii- of comradeship. She can help Vse who are struggling for a liveli ' ;ird by giving work and spe&lt;i>.ir.g of «'Oiuan can find ways constantly to 1 :.!P other women in one way or aa (/.her.
THE IMPARTIAL WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
THE IMPARTIAL WOMAN. She does not take sides. She is al v.-ays ready to look at a matter from ( ? ery point o£ view. If yon got to her v. ith a long complaint of Kitty's spite ful temper, she will not side with you .".!1 the way. and then when she meets Kitty take her part in turn. She will listen to you.- sympathise with you, soothe your wounded feelings. But she will point out to you Kitty's side of the question too. There is nothing partisan about her. She is broad minded enough to take in all points of view, and firm enough to sum them up impartially.
HELPFUL WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
HELPFUL WIVES. It is not always the wife who stands behind her husband's counter, or shares his office or labors with him, shoulder to shoulder, who is the great est help to a man. Many women, dis tinctly feminine, and to all appearan ces hopelessly unbusinesslike, are first aids to the busy husband, and they seldom or never enter the shops, offices, or factories over which their husbands rule. A woman blessed with the faculty of saying or doing the right thing at the right minute is bound to bo a help to her husband. The woman v. ho can make herself indispensable c&lt;> >".vr hus band as his social mentor tu'd co entertainer has many pleasures which the less tactful sisters miss. Everyone recognises as a bore the woman who is for ever .quoting the clever sayings of her husband, and dwelling at length upon his good points, his success in business, etc.; but the wife who knows wfien to drop a hint that'counts is 'the; real help meet.
II. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
IE "I'm sorry, Pamela-will you for-, give me? ' I was a 6ad to.speak such .words 'to you'."'' ; it "was tile' next day, arid Pamela, was taking some cakes'out of tlie oven, lifted a liot; flushed face and smiled into her lover's face. The smile told James Dawson all ?>e wanted to know, and, moving im petuously forward, he clasped Pamela in his arms and gave her a fervent! kiss. ? ' . . "Mind the cakes,'" she --laughed; ihen, as he released her, "now you i:iust come and see Tina." With Jight, deft touch, she first, re moved the cakes .on to a wooden board, then, beckoning to Jim, led the way into a long, low parlor. " The man followed indifferently. The .ast time he had seen Tina she had neen in the pig-tail stage; aud, hav .ng ragarded her then as a tiresome necessity to be endured, he did not expect to be particularly thrilled by Llie sight of her now.. But when he .?eached the threshold he paused in wondering admiration- for lying in a graceful attitude on a couch near the -.vi...
PAMELA'S CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
PAMELA'S CHOICE. By FRANCES BROWN. "We've been engaged for five years, Pamela, and I'm getting tired of wait ing. When are you going to marry me?" James Dawson, a stalwart young farmer of thirtyi - looked frowningly at tlic girl who stood bare-headed be fore him in the waning light of a chill November afternoon. He spoke with irritable impatience, and the girl sigh ed as she glanced back over her shoul der at a low-lying farmstead that nest led in the valley some hundred yards away. A few minutes since she had heard her lover riding by, and had run to the' gate to give "him a passing greeting. "In a year's time, Jim," she said, and 'there was a note of appeal in her sweet, low tones as she laid' a. well shaped but worlc-coarsened hand on his arm. "I can't leave my mother until Tina is able to take my place, and-and a year will soon pass, dear." "A year!" she echoed scornfully. "You talk of years as lightly as of weeks! Has it ever occurred to,you that Roodlands. has been waiting, fo...
SHE WAS THE NECK. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
SHE WAS THE NECK. There are husbands who, among their male companions, like to have it supposed that they are just a lit tle tyrannical at home. One such man, who had two or three friends at his house one evening, remarked, as they were chatting together com fortably at a rather late hour: "Yes, I do what I like at home. My wife, she has to bend to my will, I can toll you. In my own house I'm a re gular Julius Caesar." His wife came .into the room in time to hear this last sentence. The tyrant of his household looked..a lit Lle uneasy, but his wife neither frowned nor, apparently, paid any at tention to the remark. But, after a moment, she remarked, very positive >>" "Centlemen, it is late.v and Julius Caesar has got to go to bed." Whereupon the husband arose, stammered his excuses, and retired, leaving his guests to find their way o t as best they could. It was in another household that the husband once remarked to his wife: "You know, my dear, that I'm the bend of the house....
LOVE OF LITIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
LOVE OF LITIGATION. A mania tor going to law seeilis to possess no inconsiderable portion of our population. The cause lists of our courts lengthen with every term, and judges regard with dismay the frightful accumulation of cases. Cynical people insist that the im mense numb^,- of young lawyers turned '.oose upon the community ev*>ry year has something to do with the tremendous impulse that has been g:ven to litigation within the last few years. Immoral glaziers out of em ploy have been known to incite idle boys to break the windows of exem plary citizens, with a view of creating a demand for the services of a "panes taking" class, and it is asserted, libel lotisly, perhaps, that people who live in glass houses are egged on to throw stones at each other by newly-fledged counsellors, who hope to profit by the damage. However this may be, it is quite certain that tl . proportion of litigants to the population at large is much greater now than it was ten years ago. To be sure, the ...
THE HOUSEHOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. Small Rolls of Mutton.-Cut some underdone or raw mutton into pieces about three inches long by 'one inch and a half wide, without fat. Season with pepper and salt, and put a few capers on eacn piece, then roll up and put on skewers. Place in the oven 011 a baking-dish, with just enough water to cover, and bake for about an hour. Slip the rolls off the skewers, and serve with caper sauce and mash ed potatoes. A German Potato Recipe.-Grate or mince fine four large potatoes, add two eggs, a little salt, a small handful of-flour, and one-fourth of a pint of water or broth," stir well, and fry till done in very hot fat, browning well. Sometimes chopped onions are add ed, with bits of bacou, and the whole is acidulated with vinegar before serv ing. Baked Marmalade Pudding-Fill a breakfast-cup with fine breadcrumbs, turn them into a basin, and add gra dually as much cold milk or thin cream as they will absorb. Work a piece of butter the size of an egg with two good tablespoo...
Correcting a Gusher. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
Correcting a Gusher. Bret Hartc was so frequently com-. piimented as the author of "Little Breeches" that he was almost as sorry as was Colonel John Hay, the' teal author of the verses, who preferred his fame to rest on more ambitious works. A gushing lady who prided herself upon her literary taste said to him one : "My dear Mr. Ifarte, I am so de lighted to meet you. I have read everything you ever wrote, but of all your dialect verse there is none that compares with your 'Little Breeches.' " "I quite agree with you madam," said Mr. Harte; "but you have put the little Creeches on the wrong man."
A KING AND A COUNTRY MAID. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 16 July 1914
A KING AND A COUNTRY MAID. The old King of Wurtemberg, ac companied only' by his' dogf takes many long walks alon . the shores' of Lake Constance during the summer. Recently he crossed in a little tourist, steamer to Rorschach, on tho Swiss shore. As a simple traveller he en tered a restaurant and ordered a sandwich. "You have a beautiful dog there," remarked the waitress. "Yes, more beautiful than I am'," the King replied. "That is true, said the girl sim ply; "and certainly lie is far young er." . "You.are perfectly right" . , When he had eaten the sandwich, the King departed, leaving a gold piece on the table. The girl ran after him, to say that he had forgotten his change. "Oh, no," the King said, "you are to keep the gold piece as a remem brance of the King of Wurtemberg, to whom you have paid the unaccus tomed compliment of sincerity!"