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A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
A DOUBTFUL BARGAIN. The marriage ceremony as seen in America is often very quaint, accord ing to our stalder ideas and traditions. In his "Wonder Book" the Reverend L. B. Bates, long associated 'with the East Boston Bethel, U.S.A., tells of an amusing marriage ceremony perform ed by his father: About nine o'clock one night the old parsonage on Cape Cod. was approach ed by a man and a woman in a "one horse shay." Hearing the wheels, Father Bates went to the door, to see coming up the walk a buxom lass of two hundred pounds or so, followed ,by a very little man. With a giggle. she announced: "We've come to be married, par son, haven't we, Bill?" An energetic nudge succeeded in eliciting the desired affirmation from "Bill." The parson examined the li cense and proceeded to business. "Please join your right hands," he said. "Dearly beloved, you are gath ered here for the purpose of holy ma trimony. Do you-" But he was here interrupted by the bride. "Say, parson, before you go any far t'...
George Ade's Quarters. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
George Ade's Qiarters. George Ade was showing a report er over his apartment at the Chicago Athletic Club. "Wonderful! Superb!" Such were the; reporter's ejaculations before Mr. Ade's rugs and p!ctures. At the end of the* inspectlon, in answer to an enthusiastic compliment on his taste. Mr. Ado said with a laugh: "Mairied men have better halves, but we bachelors have better quar ters. eh?" "But, madam," said the surgeon after the woman had recovered con sciourness in the hospital, "why didut you stop when the crossing policem:,n held up his hand?. Then you wouldn't have been struck by the motor car." -'What! IMe stop when Jim SMagin. nis holds up his hand? i'3 let you know I'm his wife, an' be nevrr saw the' day when he could boss me,"
A FRIEND OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
A FRIEND OF l AN. Many travellers have brought back from South Africa astonL n..i of the of the intelitgence and cunnies o th little honey-bird, which guthe wild faithfully. to the nests of the iard bees. Some of them are a little hard to believe, but the united testimony f so many competent observers nsasra it certain that insentias the repor are true.._An interesting account of the bird is given by a correspondent or "Forest and Stream'-: ill "A hunter or traveller at times will be ustonisbed by the antics of this intelligent little bird, which alights on the twig of a tree an chirps incessant ly with a shrill note. If you move tow wards it the noisy little creature ,ill mat;e a slow flight to a tree near and continues its chirping: follow it again and the same performance is gone through. Return to the camp, and the bird will follow y~u, always making the same noise to attract your atten tion, and will patiently stay, often an hour and a half, trying to get you to follow it. "On ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
Sl NE :BUGGY MARE For Sale. = Cheap. Apply. T. J. Powell, Moore Stireet, East. ' o OR SALE.--GO-CART, nearly new. .L' Apply .Tarengower, Corner View Pgint and Barkly. Streets, Ararat. SOR SALE.-Two PONIES, fast, 4 S and 6 years. Any trial. Apply F. . Stopheas, Aoea Road. AVCTION SALES. j : - AUOTIONlEEI ,; a STO"? .AND STATION AGENTS, Land, Financi and Commission Agents, :. 1AARAT., HeadOlffeet-HlOBSAI LBAMnAIITON AID ; NHILL Braiicit Ui e--Winia,;lake Bolse, Casterton, Murtoa, Minyip, Warrack nabeal, Beulah, Bupanyup, Dimboola, Donald, Goroke.... Agencies at Strathdownie, Banyons and .Hopetoun. Auction :and- Clearing Sales Conducted in any part of the State, LAND BSALES A BPECIALTY. Trucking arrangements made for Fat Stock going to Ballarat and Mel bourne Markets. Trust Monies to Lend at Current Bate of Interest, * AGENTS lFOB Dennys, Lascelles Ltd, Wool and Grain Brokers, Stock and Station Agents, . Gelong and Melbourne. The Australasian Mutual Live Stock Assurance Society, Limite...
The "Fruits" of Ambition. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
The "Fruits" of Ambition. "If you are ambitious and want to get on in life, don't wait for your opportunity-make it." So counselled Mr. Kalestlck to young Kabbage. whom he had just appoint ed to the management of a green grocery store. All that day the youth pondered the advice. and he still remembered it when his eye suddenly caught an item in the sporting columns of his favor ite paper: "Clodville Football Club re quires dates for December." Two minutes later Kabbage was busy with pen. ink and paper, and In ten more minutes he was proudly con ning the following note to the Clod. ville secretary: "Dear Sir,-I beg to inform you that we have a choice lot of dates in stock. Enclose one as a sample, and will be pleased to supply any quantity at twopence a pound. or four pounds for sevenpence ha'penny."
METHODIST CHURCH CIRCUIT. QUARTERLY MEETING AT ARARAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
3M.THODISTVOh? OH CB'??R.1.: SQUARTERLY MFETtN(C AT - SARAAT. -Th'e quarterly i -:-,t'f tlth Arr- at MIethodist.Circuitwasu held:6n Thursday, evening .last at-'Wesley HaIll.- -'Ai though the whole of.th:e outlying cen 'tres were. not represented, there was a good attendane,: the Rev.' I. Pattinson presiding. ' . Prior to the business 'bf the circuit" being entered upon, the visitors were entertained at tea at the parsonage. : On assembling in the hill, various preliminary matters were attended to, after which the real business was on tered upon. The financial reports which were pre sented, showed things to be in a flourishing state right throughout the district, there being a credit balance of about £8 for the quarter. . The report of the Centenary Commit tee-in connection with which it is pro posed to raise £100,000 throughout the State and Tasmania-was received and endorsed. It was explained that in POnnRP.flow with -uch A. 4-pnr-t event it was only to be expected that the Methodi...
Obvious. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
Obvious. Mr. Tom Mann, whose imprisonment is still being warmly discussed, told a Coventry audience that he was ani agitator. There was an obviousness about the remark that recalls Mr. Zangwill's story of the hunchback on board a steamer who became very friendly with a stranger with very pronounced features. The latter, in a burst of contidence, alhispered: "I am a Jew." "Confidence for confidence," replled the first man--"lI am a hunchback!' Few ministers were better loved by their flock than Bishop Ieese. of Sa. vannab. It is told of him that when he was rector of a parish he saw one of his parishioners talking very emphati. cally to his son. Dr. Reese called out: "Halloa, Tom! What a're you go" lng to do with that boy of yours?" The old man advanced to the door and replied: "What am I going to do with him? Well, I will tell you, doctor. I am going to do with my son what you can not do with yours." "Oh, indeed!"-said the doctor. "And pray what is that?" "Why, I'm going to make a b...
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
GENERAL. D: YDuring the. year 1913 .foreign~ coun tries supplied five million cwt. ofwbheat against fifty million cwt. supplied by -British Dominions. I,' The unemployed at San Francisco, and in other Pacific coast' States. de= mand" the initiation of relief works. About 6000 persons are out of work in San Francisco alone, and the depres sion is extending northwards, includ ing Canada. Employment conditions generally throughout the United States and Canada are worse than has been the case for many years past: "Jack" Johnson, whose title of champion boxer of the world has re cently been' questioned, has written to the "Sporting Life," offering to fight anyone in, the world for £6000. Rebels in Mexico captured a train in the neighborhood of Aspiritu Santo when it was approaching La Honida Another party of rebels, thinkingg that it contained Federal troops, blew it uip with dynamite, killing 80 rebels. Tom .Reece recovered - his lead in the match against Gray, 18,000 up' on Saturday. H...
HOME NOTES. For Busy Housewlves. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
HOM E NO'TES. For Busy Housewives. Castor-cil w'ili remove warts, even obstinate ones. if it be well applied and a:. f:r.quentlY as possible. iNettles c;;I) be extcrminated from aiy room if the place they infest is sprinllled)vith ground borax mixed with common brown sugar. When tihe flesh is bruised it should be bathed freely and at once with very ho water. This will prevent conges. tine and the ugly discoloration. To Beep the water fresh aso sweet in vases of cut flowers, add to It a small bit of sugar. This is successful even in the case of such blooms as wallflowers. .lilit Is very apt to burn and dam age the saucepan when put on to boil. This may be prevented by rinsing out lh. saucepan with cold water before putting in the milk. When polishing knives it is a good plan to hold the board to the fire a few minutes before beginning, as knives obtain a greater brilliancy on a warm board than on a cold one. Iggs covered with boiling water and allowed to stand for five minutes are mo...
THE TRUTH ABOUT COWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
THE TRUTH ABOUT COWS. Some time ago a schoolmaster in a country school asked his pupils to write an essay on cows. Here is the 'effort" of a farmer's son: The cow is a no-bull and kine-heart. ed creature. The man who looks after cows is called a cowherd, but he is no cow. ard who looks after cows. Cowes has a regatta every year; yet the cow is not a nautical animal. It is not true that she steers with her udders. It is reported that the cow sat at the head of the table in the Ark (so say the ark-cow-olo;iets), because she was the only anmsal that could calve. The ccw is a uood mother, and will look calf-ter her c:alf. Cows rarely ride in carriages, but a fine calf has frequently been seen de scendig fg'm a tramcar. Cows exist by means of the oxygen In the atrmas~here (1 got this from a pInfesýor at Ox:ord). By the cow is the milk made. I know this because I have often seen the milkmaid by the cow. The cow has been introduced into song. There is an old song called "The Soldier's Stee...
REMARKABLE RESULTS. INSTRUCTIVE STATISTICS. LONDON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
-REMARKABLE REBULTS. ..INSTRUCTIVE STATISTICS. LONDON, Thursday. Dr. Barlow reports that 24 cases of cancer, which were beyond surgical aid, were admitted to the Middlesex Hos pital from January to Sopt·-oo 1912. An aled. During the same period of 1913, no fewer than 68 cases wore treated with radium. Thirty-six died, and the remainder were discharg ed, and are now able to attend to their daily duties. Dr. Barlow adds that if 150 'milli grammes are buried in a cancerous tu mor, it simply withers away, and dis appears. A few cells left unkilled may afterwards cause a recurrence. Time is required to substantiate the remark able results achieved. Nevertheless, there is no linger any doubt as to the immediate effect. It is a matter of urgency that the State should control the sources of radium, in order to pre vent a ridiculous inflation of prices arti ficially engineered.
BUILDING REVOLT. MASTERS TERMINATE AGREEMENTS. THROUGH CONSTANT INFRINGEMENTS. 150,000 MEN AFFECTED. LONDON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
S.BUILDING BEVOLT. MASTERS TERMINATE AGREE THROUGH CONSTANT INFRINGE MENTS. 150,000 MEN AFFECTED. LONDON, Thursday. The master builders of London, exas* perated by the sequence of infringe ments, has decided to terminate forth with th'e working agreement with car penters, joiners, bricklayers, " masons, plasterers,' and Laborers' Union.' One hundred and fifty thousand.?men are affected. MASTERS' DEMANDS. The masters demiand the classifica tion of isblated strikes, also the forma tion of a guarantee fund, to which both sides shall contribute, in order to pro vide penalties for strikes and lockouts. The employers also demand that the unions shall deprecate strikes before a dispute is referred to the Conciliation Board, and that the unions shall pebal ise members for non-observance of the rules. .
DUBLIN STRIKE. COMMISSION IN SESSION. LIVELY PROCEEDINGS. LONDON, Thursday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
DUBLIN STRIKE. -. COMMISSION IN SESSION. : LIVELY -PROCEEDINGS. LONDON, Thursday Night. The sitting of the Commission on the Dublin strike :has been opened in a rather lively manner. Mr J. D. Powell, K.C:,? 'ad Mr H. Booth, M.P., were both engaged in the case, and several angry scenes ensued. Eventually Mr Booth : objected that Mr Powell was omitting part of a letter he was read ing. Mr Powell retorted that it was humiliating to have to appear with such a blackguard. Mr Booth replied that he would refuse to appear at all in such a tainted atmosphere, and os. tentatiously left the court.
CABLEGRAMS. REUTER'S SPECIALS. ZABERN INCIDENT. THE COURT MARTIAL. ABSURD SENTENCES SUGESTED. CROWN PRINCE'S TELEGRAM. BERLIN, Thursday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
-:COABLEGRAMS. ZABERN INCIDENT. THE .COURT MARTIAL. ABSURD SENTENCES SUG, .GEBTED. ' CROWN PRINCE'S TELEGRAM. .. BERLIN, Thursday Night. The trial of Col. von Renter and Lieut. Schad for their part" of the Za. bern :affair is nearly concluded, .A sergeant of gendarmerie stttoi?tw' st Zabern said that he saw the military':ar resting. people in the Schloss Platz on 28th November. The square was nearly empty, and he could not under stand what the arrests were for. The excitement amongst the town people always.increased when the military were out. The. public prosecutor suggested that von Reuter should be discharged on the count of having usurped the. execu tive-iunctions, and on the other charge should not receive more than a week's imprisonment-;. while Lieut." Schad should .hte:imprisoned for three days. The court, however, refused to' pss any sentence till Saturday. The "'Berlines Tageblatt' remarks that the Crown Prince has denied that hei: wished to imply in his telegram that the ...
MEXICO'S PRESIDENT. HUERTA AS BOMBASTES FURIOSO. DEFIES THE UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON, Thursday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
MEXICO'S PREUSIDENT. HUERTA AS BOMBASTES FURIOSO. DEFIES THE UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON, Thursday Night. The New York " World" to-day prints a very sensational :interview withl President Huerta, of, Mexico said to. have been obtained by, an American now visiting Mexico. Xccording to the story, Huerta said that hell would contain both himself and . President Woodrow Wilson before he (Huerta) would resign the Presidency. .The time had passed when he would give the slightest consideration to any proposal to resign. Once he might have done so, but now "No.": It was purely a matter 'of.dutSy. He asked what did Wilsdn know of Mexico and i .sneeds. The couht~y had plenty of money and if they wanted to get himh-off the pre sidential chair they would have to bat ter his head off hi shoulders.
OSTRICH PLUMES IN JARS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
OSTRICH PLUMES IN JARS. "There is no place like a pawnshop for picking up useful hints," said the improvident man. "Every time my circumstances compel me to patronise one I glean comln item of general In formation that almost reconciles me to the necessity or being there. On my last visit I saw a man redeeming ostrich feathers. Our uncle brought them out tightly sealed in a glass jar. "'What did You "can" them for? the man asked. "'So they wouldn't spoil,' said the pawnbroker. 'A glass ajr is the safest thing on eath to keep feathers in. Moths and dust cannot get at them. Besides, you can keep an eye on them easily, and any trouble that might have been breeding when the feathers were brought in can be discovered an( nipped in the bud.' "That hint I consider worth going to a pawnshop for. The way things look now nobody belonging to me will ever have any ostrich plumes to take care of. but it we ever have any 1 shall know what to do with them." The following composition on men Is cred...
HEART PALPITATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 10 January 1914
HEART PALPITATION. It is rarely, if ever, that palpitation is due to any disease or weakness of the heart. It is almost invariably the result of nervous or digestive trouble. The beat of the heart arises within itself. • There are nerves in the mus cles of the heart, and they regulate its bating, although the speed or rate of the beating is not of their choosing. If they 'were not, held in check they would set a rate about double that which Is actually maintained. The heart is supplied from the brain with two pairs of regulating nerves. One pair, the cardio-motor nerves, act only to spur up the heart to quicker action; They are usually inactive, waiting the occasion for applying the spur. The other pair, the cardio-inhibitory nerves, are always- in action. It has been said that the heart runs in a pair of tightly-held reins, and the simile is true, for these nerves check the steed. Fear, worry, disorder of the stomach or nervous system cause these cardio-iphibitory nerves to re lazx...