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LOVELY SUNBEAMS.—A SONS OF SUMMER. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
U.JViiLY SUN.BBAM&—A SO**® OF SUMMER, 0 lovoly EUDtio&ms through. the • meadow dancing On golden pinions all the livelong day, Kiasrng young loaves, on orystal. atreamleti glancing, . Changing to living gold thoir silver cprav; Weo amorous olves, coquetting vritb tin rosos, Wooing the daisy in hor grasaybed, Till tho shy flower unconsciously unoloBSB. Her d^w-gemmed leaves, and blushes roaj rod. 0 lovely sunbeams, like blest angels gliding . Through courts of squalor, sickness, want and gloom, 7 Lling of clouds like golden chariots riding, Proudly majestic o'er a world of bloom; • Of winding lanes, and milk-white homo steads peeping Like modest virgins from secluded bowors; Of shallow pools, and baby streamlets leaping Injgiddy gladness 'neath do\rn-drftping flowers. On the poor ohildren playing in the gutter, Nursed amid hardship," bitter, teaid, and sighs, Kissing their rags,. like loving friends ye flutter, % . ^ Warming then 'unbg and sparkling in , their e^es, r...
Presentation of Premiership Medals. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
Presentation of Premier ship Medals. On Friday the 17th inst, the Oaklands Football Club held a most successful social and dance in.the School of Arts. The func tion was well attended from all parts of the district and about 65 couples took part in the dancing. During the early part of the even ing the President, Mr J- A. Dando, in a few words introduced to the assemblage Mr O'Neill, President of the Lockhart Football Associa tion and mentioned the prominent part that gentleman had taken in conducting the many meetings of the Association. Mr O'Neill then made the pre sentations to the members of the Oaklands team of the premiership medals. Mr J. Kuschert, captain of the team, briefly responded. Mr O'Neill then presented to Mr J. A. Dando, President5>f the local team the handsome cup given by Mr O'Sullivan of Lock hart. This cup was held last year by Boree Creek Football, and has to be won twice before it becomes the property of any club. Mr Dando, in responding on behalf of the O...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
IT STRENGTHENED MY THROAT. "I bad a woak throat," writes Mr. C. V. H. Stallard, 10 Bunbury Street, Foot soray, Yio. "The slightest chango in the weather would affect it, and I would have to go home from work feeling fit for nothing. Mp sistor a wears by Chamber Iain's Cous»h Romedy, so I thought I would try it. I did so, and can honestly say it bus worked wonders, for my throat a now quite strong-" Sold everywhere. . Farmers are reminded that C. A, Mathieson is again buying whoat in any quantities, and beforo selling elsewhere get n quote from him.—0
THE VIXEN. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XI. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
THE VIXEN, j By.l-EWIN FITZHAMON. Published by Arrangement with ...Ward, Lock & Co., Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XL Lady Pettigew's life became a round of going into new or beautiful 'houses, of meeting fair women and bravely clad men. It was all novel, wonderful, and so exciting! As for Angela, of sporting tastes, she was ibored to salted boredom by tie mountebanking business. It was only a rousing gallop in Rotten Row every morning ion her 'own good horse that nerved her up through the trying ordeal of Hying the Pettigew kite in the languid zephyrs of society. Now, behold, this was the time when the great Duche6sof Gawbor ap peared to .Dainty to be sitting on an inaccessible peak of the playground of life. For the Duclieas moved and rustled in an atmosphere tbreathoil by kings, .princes, and exquisite am bassadors. As to theatrical affairs, her ignorance rivalled that of the judge who once egged himself on to ask: "Who is Connie Gilchrist?" When the bomb fell, ...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
GENERAL NEWS. At a meadow fete in. aid of the Tocumwal Church of England on Saturday, a youth named Percy Barthelson was accidently shot in the forearm by another boy, who was carelessly handling a pea rifle, during the absence of the at tendant at the shooting gallery. The wanderlust has again seized Richard Wilkins, nine years of age, who in April last ran away from his home, Glebe, and was not found by his parent^- until four months had. elapsed. On Friday evening, when his parents, were asleep, he stole away from the house, and the police are now searching for him. Mr C. Lyne, Wagga district in spector of stock, was, notified a few days ago that thgge milch cows had suddenly died in a pad dock in the parish of Ingaldra,, county/ Bourke, • near - Temora/ The inspector visited the scene' and inspected the carcases, hold ing a post mortem examination. Mr Lyne diagnosed the cause of death as anthrax.' There were only three cows in the paddock It was held by the High Court on Monday ...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
LADIES' LETTEE. "Jrono." I wonder who is going to bo daring enough to introduce tho wutch-galtui in -Melbourne. It in worn so that tho watch shows when the U\i; protrudes through the side opening in tlio skirt. It hn.s arrived In London, Jjut only on tho stage, 1 think. .Howovor, it liiis ar rived, and has been worn ami. tho wearer photographed, so wo nmy boo It lit any time. It Is Juh(. one of those froak fancies which arrives- only to die. Tho ankle bracelet watch wan worn by one or two In Melbourne, but only on n fow occasions, for it was not. regarded seriously, and noon died a natural death. it net>nis we huve boen pioneers in another fashion, that is thu bracelet above the elbow. This has been common here, especially among chorus girls, etc., for several years past, yet tho English fashion writers are just mentioning It as a novelty of the moment. Hie society girl who recently opened n fasblonn'ble boarding house at Too rale lor dogs as a way of turning an honest penny liid...
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
Cricket A meeting of those interested ijj the reforming of the Urana Cricket Club was held at the | iRoyal Hotel on Monday evening. Mr Matt Wise was voted to the : chair. It was decided to reform the club and call it the Urana C.C., the subscription being fixed at 5s for the season. A medal for the best batting average and a trophy for best bowling average were promised by Mr Lincoln of Narrandera and Mr J. McFarlane of Urana. Dr Macknight also promised a Cup for winners of competition. Mr B. Knights was elected President. Vice-Presi dents, Messrs J. Warren, J. O'Neill and Dr Macknight; Com mittee, Messrs Angove, McFar laae, Caldwell, Willis and New man ; Secretary, Mr McColough ; Treasurer, Mr Knights. It was left in the hands of the secretary to try and arrange a match with Overton for Saturday week. A scratch match will be played this afternoon on the local ground and a food attendance of mem bers is requested. ' As a result of the Rose Day celebrations, in aid of the charities l...
CHAPTER XIII. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
CHAPTER Xlir. Angela and Bobbie wanted to go to the raceB. Pettigew wanted to go, too, and wished to take hiB wife, but Lady Pettigew refused to budge. She was, she said, too busy with her great production, "The Jewel Rob bery," to spare even an hour. So Pett, good honest man, having consigned all theatricals to Perdition, ordered out the car. The real truth was that Dainty had received a letter the day before which caused a curious little flutter in that scientific gear-box—you could scarcely call it a heart—that animated her personality. Sibstone was rfch. He was a mil lionaire. Ernest—in her thoughts ehe already called him Ernest again—• used to be generous. If she could only, with propriety, give him a baste to form future calculations upon, ehe might not have to bother her pretty head quite so much.' over that three-thousand-pound guarantee to the Duchess of Gawbor; and in truth ber undertaking was beginning to weigh upon Dainty uncomfortably. The result was, that she penned an...
CHAPTER XII. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
CHAPTER XII. ErneBt SibBtone received an invi tation to dine at the mansion of bis noble Chairman of Directors. At this function it was bia good fortune to sit next to a remarkably fine-looking girl, whose figure was ber own, whose hair was bright with health, and whose skin waa clear from daily exercise; she waB, moreover, free from, the affectation of the Dainty Dresdens; she neither talked in the phrases of tbe middle class, nor an gled for attention; indeed, ehe seem ed utterly indifferent as to whether she ever saw him again or not. Sib stone was used to being either pa tronised by supercilious women or bored by middle-class ones. He was piqued and interested by JlisB Bur ney, who talked agreeably. At length tbe conversation turned on a coming social event, the Gawbor-Pettigew theatricals, to which all those mys terious deities, "tha best people," were going, while the worst people were being terrorised into buying tic kets. Angela detailed the plot of the new play, to which Si...
DOMESTIC WORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
DOMESTIC WORK. The increasing number of girla who confess to a dislike for, aild indeed refuse to engage in, any sort of do mestic service is causing much trouble to the present-day housewife. The modern girl of humble parentage hatea domestic work. The slavery of sweep ing and dusting and cooking and bed making is clearly an abomination to "her; she will have none of it. Far ra ther would she be cooped up in the desk of a shop or stuffy office, witb the eternal monotony of accounts, led gers and typewriting, or the fatigue-of standing all day behind a counter meas uring off yards of ritroon and tape and so forth to exacting customers, if at the end of all these hours she has the evening to herself, and can keep her hands unsoiled by what she rather scornfully describes as menial work. Menial work, forsooth! Is not all work honorable if done with honor able purpose?
TYPHOID FEVER AND HOLIDAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
TYPHOID FEVER AND HOLIDAYS. Typhoid fever ie a disease of youth, although cases, sometimes occur among children or middle-aged per sona, the majority of sufferers are be-, tween tiie ages of fifteen and thirty. It iB also a disease of the late summer months, and young people often con tract it after a long summer spent in the open air in the pursuit of health and strength. Since that is the case, parents ought to know what steps to take in order1 to avoid the danger o£ infection. . ' Those who can afford to go to large and well-conducted hotel9 and board ing houseB seldom run any more risk of typhoid fever than in their own homes. Some risk there still is every where, although Bince we have found out that the disease is preventable the risk grows less with each season. But for reasons of economy many people.are obliged to take their fam ilies to places where the nature of ty phoid and the proper means for pre venting it are not yet well understood. Before your summer plaiiB are defi...
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 24 October 1913
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Services on Sunday next will be held at the following places.— Urana 11 a.m, Sacrament of the Lord's "Supper; Round Swamp 3 p.m. (Rev J. A- Craigen.) --George Stewart, an old age pensioner, was found dead in his tent at Oaklands on Sunday 19th inst. Deceased who had been ailing for some time was well known in Oaklands and surround- ing districts. The remains were interred in the Oaklands cemetery on Monday last. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed at the Presbyterian Church, Urana, at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning'.
CHAPTER XV. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
CHAPTER XV. In the library, already partly dis mantled, a rehearsal waB in full swing. Lady iPettlgew wae producing In ■ the orthodox way, Angela was playing the part o£ the maid, Bobbie o mere inBigniflcant footman, and Mr. Ponistone Cott the lead. He was a young; lawyer of considerable . ability and had achieved quite a reputution ps db amateiir actor. Honeet Pett I held tho book,.seated beside his stage manageress. On a beautiful rose Zmm fc,r"oire- ono many pieces which had been . . . hired—Lady Pett alone know from whom—reposed a quantity of jewels. • * ^ A footman, very careful not ■ to gross the stage in front of the stage &lt;n:i"aseress during rehearoals, waited until he was hidden to approach, and Werneth °UnCBCi "'e Honoral)lo Misses 'Oh, bring them in here," said the atage-manageresa gaily, though with a slight tremor in her voice. "The Werneths," she laughed to her eom pa?/' 'aro Kl,ch capital critics." If Ernest Sibstone had expected a hostile reception—and pro...
THE VIXEN Published by Arrangement with Ward, (Lock,& Co., Melbourne. All Rights. Reserved. CHAPTER XIV. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
By. L.EWIN i .FlTZHAMON. Published by Arrangement with Ward, (Lock ,& Co., Melbourne. All Rights. Reserved. CHAPTER XI.V. __It is. scarcely surprising that Lord Pettigew was rather later in getting home than he intended. . When he arrived Lady Pett ran and nestled in* her husband's. arras. Her face was charmingly pink. Beneath their heavy- fringes, downcast so that Pett could not see them, her blue eyes had expanded liito great black pupils. Dainty was. excited. Everything de pended upon carrying her husband by storm.. "Oh, Pett, darling," Dainty cuddled hp to him, softly, "what a long time you've been; such, a lonely little wifey." She looked up for a moment, and the unsuspicious, honest man hugged, her to-bis glad heart. He explained briefly the adventure. "And,I've had such a horrid shock, too," pouted Dainty, scarcely heeding the recital. \ "Darling!" exclaimed the honest man, holding her tightly. The darling laughed merrily. "Oh, nothing very bad; only a cheeky letter f...
World's Wheat Position [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
World's Wheat Position ^Commenting on the world's "wheat supplies at the latter end of last Au gust, "Beerbohm," In his Corn Trade -List, expressed the opinion that un less there was a great change for the worse in cr&p prospects in North Am erica, ample* supplies for all require ments would he available for at least half of the coming season, and that buyers were not likely to trouble much about Argentina, Australian,' and In dian crops, unless unfavorable cir cumstances transpired. So far, that prognostication has been verified in lower English prices for cargoes, and weaker values obtaining for "futures" in both Liverpool and Chicago. La ter, in the same article, "Beerbohm" stated that the United States crop was estimated at 120,0,00,000 bushels larger than that of the previous year. The St. Petersburg Central Statistic Com mittee estimated the Russian wheat crop In the 63 European governments at 84,200,000 kuarters, against the pre vious estimate of' 38,200,000 quarters,...
Wheaten Ghaff. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
Wheaten Ghaff, ^ There are still many farmers sup plying the wheaten chaff market- wlio cling to the tradition of cutting cropy into hay only after the g;rain has formed, instead of cutting it as it flowers. Wheaten chaff, not contain ing any grain, has ^realised in thop Sydney market £1 to £1/10/ a ton more than that containing grain. Mr. M'Keown, of the. Waggii Experimental Farm, lias related how the haymak ing ideas adopted 011 the farm have been scoffed aj, simply because the hay contained no grain, and was cut green. Yet the first wheaten chaff sent from the farm to Sydney realised about £1 a ton more than the aver age ruling price, while for the biggest oonsigninent ever made 10/ per ton more tlian the ruling price was ob tained. Again, a district farmer has received even a larger margin of- pro fit over others simply because he mar keted the chaff on the lines adopted at the. Experimental Farm. As a a rule, haymaking commences in the rWagga district, first at the Experi menta...
Land Tax. £1,564,794 FOR THE YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
. Land Tax. £1,504,794 FOR THE YEAR. in the course of his Budget speech (Sir John Forrest), the Commonwealth Treasurer, announced that a revenue of £1,516,794 had been derived from Federal Land Tax during the year 1912 JL3, or £198,337 more than that during the previous years. These figures do not harmonise with the assertion of officials of the Fede ral Land Tax Separtment that there will be a gradual diminution in the revenue for a number of years, but it is explained that some of the receipts credited to the year 1912-13 by the department. Commissioner M'Kay stated on Sat urday that as a result of the check) valuations made by the -departmental officials, many landowners had been required to pay additional sums. The financial statements lor each year were amende^ according to the variations made, and as a few changes had yet' to be effected in respect to the fSrs)# year, no complete balance-sheet had yet been prepared. Laud tax in respect of the year 1910 11 had po/Idod a revenue...
Linen Tea. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 31 October 1913
-Linen Tea. >- On Friday, 24th ins(\ during a.the .afternoon and evening, a '"Linen Tea, in aid of thq local • Hospital was held in the Urana ^School of Aits. The function was successful in every feature, .although, had it been more widely known there would have been a "larger attendance. Judging from the amount of linen received and • by the coin contributed to the -box, those present subscribed very liberally. - During the afternoon and even iing light refreshments were pro vided by the ladies at iritervals;in&lt; ;.the different games, and all pre sent did ample justice to. the-; idainties and cool drinks. The in-: door amusements were well or-' gamsed and several, sufh .-as j pinning on ^donkey's tail,; blirtd&lt; ■folded" and "drawing the pig ^blindfolded," caused much amuse >ment, while several others--;werej -much harder than/'theyJ:; looked namely, stabbing tiie peanuts m-a dish of water with a hatpin, and taking marbles from a basin with lea 1 pencils....