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8000 MILES FOR A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
8000 MILES FOR A WIFE. From the banks of the sunny Nile to the western slopes of the mighty Rocky Mountain' iJ. the long trip Mr. Percy Williams, of London, is taking to win a blushing bride, Mr, Wil 'liims is a wanderer on the face of the earth, Born in London thirty years ago, he quitted the city when he was twenty-one years of age to begin a roving career. On the continent of Europe he spent two or three years- most of the time wandering along the Mediterranean Sea, Then he wander. ed to South America for a year or two, most of which time he was en gaged in various occupations in the Argentine. Four years ago he went home to England, There he met his fate in the form of a dainty English maiden. He wandered on into Africa, finally securing a flue position in Cairo, •Egypt, In the meantime the lady had removed from London to hBritish Col umbia, with her parents, Nothing daunted, however, the stalwart lover ,sallod from Cairo to London, then across the ocean to Quebec, then over lan...
Handicapped. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Handicapped. Saxo, the American ,poet, was once taking a trip on a steamer, when he fell in with a lovely young lady to whom he made hlimself very agree. able. Of course, he made an impresa Mlon upon the damsel, who said at parting--"Good-bye, Mr,. axe, I fear. you will soon be forgetting me." "Well, my dear young lady," said the inveterate punster, "If I was not a married man already, you may rest assured I'd be for getting you."
The Difference. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
The Difference. "If you wish to dlstingulsh between the death of a barber and the death of a sculptor, how would you do It?" askod Jack Merriless. "I don't know. Perhaps you will en. lighten me," said his pal, Bob Syrm* slick. "Well, to put it concisely. I should sum it up like this. The barber curls up and dyes, while the sculptor makes faces and busts."
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES, Powder the insides of new gloves to make them easier to slip on, and also, in the case of colored kid cnes, to prevent the dye from staining the hands. The cooler eggs are the quloker they will froth when whipped, so they should be beaten in a cool place, A pinch of salt always cools and fresh. ens them, Vegetable and fruit stains on the fingers can be removed by dipping the fingers in very strong tea for a few minutes and then washing' them in clear, warm water, If bright saucepans and kettles have to be used ovef"'a smoky fire, smearing a little grease over the bright part will prevent the smoke from blackening the metal, If wash ed after use in hot water, the pan will be as bright as ever, When using dripping for making a cake, add a few drops of essence of lemon or the. Juice of a lemon, and it will be found that this will not only remove the fatty flavor which cakes so often have when made with drip ping-especially mutton - but will very greatly improve the fl...
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY, It is time we should learn zeore about that won(lerful invention o; Dame Nature known as the Venus fly-trap, which, in the United States, finds its home mainly in the swaimp' near Wilmington, North Carolina. A Sspecimen transplanted into moss and rich earth will thrive in the houise ii kept very moist, and it makes the best kind of fly-trap, for It I? always on duty and looksn ofter itself. As the older traps lose their vitality fresh shoots appear and new traps art de veloped. The. Venus ily-trap is regarded as one of the greatest wonders of the plant world, for it 3eenms to exercise a discrimination of taste that la more than numnan. It is provided with three delicate hair-triggers, and it exu(les a sort of honey-dew that attracts the fliles. Woo to the fly, however, that touches one of the triggers, for, quick as a flash, the two heavy leaves of the trap close upon the victim and crush it, much the same as an ordinary steel trap acts. There is no escape tor...
The Reason. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
The Reason. A little girl of seven or eight years stood one day before a closed gate. A gentleman passed slowly. The little girl turned and sanid to him: "Will you ploase open this gate for me?" The gentleman did so. Then he unid kindly: "Why, my child, couldn't you open the gate for yourself?" "Because," said the little girl, "the paint's not dry yet,"
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. "Thereso changes her hair con slantly," "That's 'becauso it's so close to her mind, probably," "Wh\at kind of a disguise are you going to wear at the masquerade?" "A 'diaphanous' gown," People will see right through that." "I don't know what I want to eat to-day. I'd like a little of everything." "Very well, sir," replied the walter. "The hash will be ready in a few min utea." "So you don't applrov, of tho[e London Suffragettes?" "I don't know much about them," replied Miss Cayen, "but I can't help feeling that a woman who can't sub due a few men without the use of dynamite Is something of a failure." "This isn't a clean knife, Jane," said the young mistress to the new servant. "Well, it ought to bhe," said the ser vant, "for the last thing it cut was soap." "My dear wife spent her early years in a milliner's shop," said a wealthy self-made man the other day. "'Mine spends most of her time there now," growled his friend, "She's pretty dear, too!" Mrs. Baye-She is simp...
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VIII. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "The Soul of Margaret Rand," etc, Published by arrangemont with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne, All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VIII, hoilat Dannvers possessed those at tributes which are the common and muchl.aliued prerogatives of certain l.ed races, On her mother's side e was Irish to her finger-tips; she had all the impetuosity, the fire, the ell iusliIm, the imagination of those fscinalltin people, Mrs. Danvers had been a Carey fromn Donegal, and her descent was long1 and pure. On the other side, Shella's father was a stur dy Yorkshireman, firm of figure, up right inl his bearing, and with a splen did sense of conscientiousness, But Sheila inherited somethiug far more valuable than money, She had derived from her mother pride of race and distinction of carriage, Her eyes-those truly Irish eyes-were pni in, as tlhe saying is, "with dirty 1gers," the skin around thom benlg a shade darker than the rest of the face. Then, comp...
DATES OF COURTS. FOR YEAR 1914. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
DATES OF OQURTS, FOR YEAR 1914, The following are the fixtures for the holding of courts at St, Arnaud dori8d 1914;- IUPR' BI COURT, Tueeday, 12?h May, Tuesday, 10th November, COUNTY COURT AND G~RN tAL Ssel0NS, Thursday, 13th Auguio, Tuesday, 13th Ootober, Wodnesday, Oth December, Oriminal--Daily, OUvil and Licensing-Tbe Pollee Magistrate will esit on alternate Fril days, commencing from 9/1/14, Civil business will bo conducted in tbs other week on Tueoday.
The Economist. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
The Economlit, Some people se em to tin to thiln that, to get rich, one inu t economise likev Bllanco, lllanco's ftithful old dog had turned: sickly and savage, and so Blanco soid to his wife, on arriving home from businhess on Saturday evening: "I'll shoot 'Toweor lo-miorrow imornl jig 'before church." I lanco pa'lised, then added, stoern ly: '2o rICicimemler, pl)ese, that hle won't n1:ed any breakfast."
A Wicked Defence. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
A Wicked Defence. A college poet wrote an ode where In he declared that- The mesage came to the waiting land, The winds of heaven carried the word; And vale and mountain and lonely strand Rlejoicing listened and, jubilant, heard. But a class critic said to the col lege poet: "How can land hear, crazy?" "Easy enough," was the reply. "lhasn't it got frontiors?" a
Then She Rested Hers. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
Then She Rested Hers. "It says here: 'One of the idols most revered by the Koreans is the figure of a woman, seated resting her chin in her hand,' " said Mrs, Chatter icy, reading from the newspaper, "Which proves that the Koreans are about the wisest nation on earth," suggested her husband, "l-tow's that, Joshua?" "Well," snid Mr, Chatterley, with distinct and deliberate emphasis, "simply because they make a deity of a woman who has sense enough to give her chin a rest!"
RAINFALL. A COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
RAINFALL. A UOMPARATIVE? STATEMENT, - I 1910I 10111 1912 1013 1914 Jan. .. I'74 '11 .05 '03 0 47 Feb.,, '00 6'73 1'07 107 '08 M droh 4'42 '101 '990 250 '02 April,.. '28 '15 '37 I'60 1'89 May .., 305 2'05 '20 2?24 Juno,.. 2'10 2'74 2'29 1'07 July . 39107 1'45 8'07 101 August '82 '01 1'45 1'00 Sopt,.. 2,85 3,13 411 2'10 Got, .. 1'13 '52 0'44 1L89 Nov,.., 1'00 '00 1,'4 0?88 Doo.,.,. '60 1'3 3011 002 Tt'l n. I 23,07 19'52 1 18'54 I 16'10 1
LOCAL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
LOCAL TELEPHONE EX CHANGE. LIST OF SUBSORIBERS. NAiiM No, Avery, Mrs. A. F. ... ... 87 Bank of New South Wales ... 77 Bank of Victoria ... ... 76 Bennett, Dr. J. H .. ,... 27 Boll & Lorimor ,, ... 14 Blalkoloy, A., B. ,, .., 50 Blonoowo, F. 0, .,, ,... 66 Bli1s, W. R,..,, .. .. 61 B3orough Otlices, Town Hall .,. 51 Bray, 0 . ,, ,,, .. 614 Bray, Los, ., ,, ., 91 Bireene, Mis ... ,,, 104. Broadbent Bros. ,,, ,, 42 Cemetery ,.. ,, ,., 69 Clover, F., P. ,,, .., 34 Coc00kburn, G, A. ,,, ,,, 81 Cooper, R. J. .,, .,, 68 Convent of Meroy .., ..,, 45 Cougle, A. J. ,,, ,,, 11 Orono, Jasi ,,, ,,, ,,, 37 Darcy, Mrs..., ,,, ,,, 89 Davison, Rev. J. W. ,,, ,,, 67 Davies, F, E. ,,, ,,, 44 Dickinson, R. ,,,, 57 Divol, A, ,..., ,,, ,., 31 Doyle, Rev, G, .,, ,,, 23 Dunikley, H. W, (offiae) .., 3 Dunkley, H, W, (residence) ,,, 17 Dunlop, Mrso, P. A ,...,, ... 97 Edwards, H, T, ... ,,, 6 Edwards, H, T, (private house).,, 8 Edwards, Emily .., .. 35 Estate A, Giles (with extonalon to Mrs, A, Giles...
TRAIN SERVICE. ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
TRAIN 6 1tSVIOfs ST. ARNAUD TO MELBOURNE, Loaves 7,30 am, daily, arrives 3.66 p.m. Fast train loaves 4 p.m. daily, ar'rvea at 10piim, on Mondnay, WYdnoodaya and Fridays, and at 10.55 pin on Tueodaya, Thursdays and Saturdays, ME'LBOUIRNE TO HT, ARNAU), Loaves 6.40 au., daily, arrives at 3,22 p.m. Fast train loaves , 61 p.m. dally, arrives at 11,30 p.m. MOTOR TRAIN, Loaves Maryborough daily at ,.10 an, arriving at St. Arnaud at 10.36 a.m, Loaves St. Arnaud on return| Iat 12.15 p.m. dally for Maryborough, arriving at 2.17 p.m.
NEW POSTAL RATES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
NEW POSTAL RATES, The now postal rate,. Including penny postage on letters, camo into force on the 1st of May, The reduced rates are as follow : THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH AND PAPUA. Letters, Id per ' oc, Letter cards, single, Id each, Do,, reply, Id each half, Post cards, single, ld each, Do., reply, Id each half, Printed papers, O}d per 2 oz. Books, printed-outside Australia, Old per 4 oz, ; In Auotralia, 0hd per 8 oz, Magazlnes-Printed in Australia, 0~d per 8 oz, ; printed outside Australia, 0 d per 4 oz, "Hansard," O0d per 12 oz, Oommorolal papelr, patterns, sample, and merchandiseo, Id per 2 oz, OVERSEA DOMINIONS, Letters from the Commonwealth to the United Klngdom, ovrvsea domlnions, British colonies and prototorateos, except the New Hebrides, id per oz,. NEW ZEALANID AND THE ISLANDS rItih rates to New Zealand, .1iji and British Solomon Islands are : Letters, Id 4 oz, Post cards, single, id, Do,, reply, ld each half, Letter oards, single, Id, Do., reply, Id each half, Magazinoes,...
SPORTING NOTES. RACING. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
SPORTING NOTES, RAOINO. The famous raoohorso, Trafalgar, le to be pub into work again at I'lomring. ton, lie hau been at the otud aioo tbo spring of 1012, T'rafalgar was foaled in 1005, and ho Is looking well, 1i1 last raoo was the A,J,, Rautdwiok Plate, two miles, in which ho was victorious, and it is a singular fact that he won this race in four oontseutivo years, Up to this period, Trafalgar had started in 58 raoas, of which he won 21., was second 10 times, third 7, and unplaced in 17 ovento, and ho won in utakee 22,111 aovu,, a record second only to his grandoire, Oarbine, A striking feature of Trafalgar's turf earner war that with increaringmg a ho developed improving speed, no was tcDtified by tho znaunrr in whicah he oould hold hlu own on rho Iraiuing trnolo with ?cknowlt&Igrd aprinteia. Al tha Nowatoad I0ot06 On Wedlnohday, alnxwolton WOII tho T` ta t taki, aind ran socond In the Flying Stakoa, (4, icyrlton had the mounIt on each accaaton.
MELBOURNE. MARKED PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
SMF.LBOURNE.., (From our own Corroapondont), MAlthi~rK P)itS ONAri'l'lTI, In the theatrical world there is no moret notable instance of the forceo of plunk and perseveranot, allird to kten buuiness ability, than e1 furnishld by Mr, William Ainderson, Those who know him most intimately in the old Bondigo days could hardly have imagined hl would develop the great organisiug taleut that has since t?made hilu uo oonstpiouous ill anusuenent spheres. Time hau proved that all that William Anderson required was opportunity. Step by step he ban umounted the theatrical ladder, until Ie now occupion the unique position of hring ab'e to tannd ailono against powerful rind weaulthy oombinee, You , quire to know sonmething of Mr. Anderson's profeuoion to fully realise wshat thatl position carrie?, tall the great responoibilitioes it involves, The man who enters on suoh onterpisnou needs to be poaaesoed of nerve and grit in a pro eminent d,?grce, His lays and nights are full of anxiety, lio has, fo...
RIFLE SHOOTING RANGERS' RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 9 May 1914
I FLE SHOOTING RlANGERS' RIFILE CLUB, The above s?nh r?ºggaed in two of th'ir quarterly shoots on the local rangy on Wednesday, Oonditione 14 ahota 300 and 500 yards. Follow. ing are the bAeh scores:- 300 YARDs. Pto 0. Oione .,, 58 7 65 Pte B. Preeoo ,,, 57 7 64 Pto W. Golding .. 57 7 64 OpI P. Holmes ,,, 47 9 56 Pte W. Undy ,,, 31 17 48 Po W. Anderson ,,, 28 16 44 500 YARuv Pte B, Preeoe ,,, 61 6 67 Pte W, Golding ,,, 61 6 67 Pte W, Undy ,,, 50 17 67 Opl P. Holmes ,,, 57 8 05 Pte 0, Urono ,,, 56 6 62 Pte B Bales ,,, 42 20 62 Pre W, Anderson,,, 22 16 38