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A REMARKABLE BIRD COLONY. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 16 January 1914
A REMARKABLE BIRD COLONY. The most remarkable bird colony in tho world is on Hut Island, in tlio Groat Salt Lalco, Utah. Tho island is about twelve acres in extent, and on a rocky pinnacle a hundred feet above tho bnne, with not a drop of fresh water tt> be found, and ?\vliere there is nothing to exeito the cupidity or com mercial instinct of man, the birds gulls, pelicans, herons, and cormorants by the thousand-make their home. Tho island can be seen at a distance of ten miles, rising like a "cocked hat" out of the sapphire of the inland sea. The birds are utterly fearless. Pro tected as they are by tho laws of the State, they have had little cause to feav man and his deatli-doaling weap ons.' It is.nuccssnry to uso tho greatest care to avoid stepping on tho nests and eggs of tho tens of thousand^ of sea fowl that hnvo established their rook eries, oil the islot.
A.W.U. Proposals. FREE TRAINS ON ELECTION DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 16 January 1914
ApW.XJ. Proposals. FREE TRAINS ON ELECTION DAYS. No iewer than 1,239 noticos of. motion appear on the agenda-paper for the 28th annual conference of the Australian "Workers'. Union, which ?will be opened in Sydney on January 28. Culpaulin, N.S.W., has submitted the following :-"That a vote . of putisutQ he moyed on tlie Shearers and RuralWorkers' Hut Accommodation Aot." Toorale Shearers, N.S.W., Buggeeta that no member of Parliament shall hold any office in the A.W.U., .on the principle of one man one job; and Oakhurst, N.S.W., asks that all paid qftiolak of tjw A."W.]J. seeking Eariiam.eDt'airy Jionqrs sh^ll r^gigp their positions. ThOrnleigh, Q., is of opinion t}iafc niomtyers of fhe' A.VF.JJ. Conference - giioujd' ^Rpr^ach the f^eraj ia^op ixirty with regard 'to the' delay ifj i getting before £he Artitra|iop Cgurt. I' 5?ij(i-Jiapo'r (Yii * suggests thftt ' ftll ' nominated Labor candidates be asked . to pledge themselves to support a .' Compulsory Employment Bill. This . branch ...
MARVELLOUS BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 16 January 1914
MARVELLOUS BIRDS. ?^Speaking of hens;" said .an America!*,; traveller, "reminds mo of on .old hoar my dad had on a farm in Dakota.-She would hatch out anything from a ten-1 nis-ball to a lenionv Why, orre day sh® sat 011 a piece of fco and hatched out two quarts of hot water)" . ."That doesn't como rip to a club-.: footed hen my old mother once had,'" said one of his hearers. '"They . haS heun feeding her by mistake on saw dust instead of. oatmeal. Well, kTk» .laid twelve eggs and. sat on tliem.,andl when they were hatched eleven of Uicy chkkenn had wooden legs and tho twelfth was a woddpocker S"
IMPRISONED IN A GLACIER. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 16 January 1914
? r-^-: ? IMPRISONED IN R QtflCIER.J ^ ? .Sonic thrilling experiences' onco fee* fell Mr. Frederick-Chamberlin whilst ho wan exploring the Alps. In tTia "Wide World Magazine" he writea'of are adventure that befell liim on tho aftcir nocm of a September' day when her vrcs descending tho,'enow- slope of » motoi: tain:- . Suddenly I found .myself in front oP a particularly nasty serac,.br.ico-riilf7,&lt;?, that gave very- little foothold. 1'iw> surface rfas not broken and crumbly, but just smooth; treacherous ico" Haw over, I was not going to bo daunted, na> I wormed my way up, nnd was about to descend tuo'other, side,'when witlt out warning my. feet shot. from under ?. me, and I started careering down ti»» slopo at brenk-ncclc speed. Down I oli&lt;S, straight thrdtigli".-.a funnel-shaped liote : into ®, . partly-formed . crevnsso; B brought up sharply, against a small bar of ico that only ,1-ust prevented me froiar continuing'my lioadioiig; cnrcer into- &...
AS YOU'RE PASSING. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 16 January 1914
AS YOU'RE PASSING. ?\Ylien the sky is dark and dreary, And your heart'and hands are weary,;, Laugit a little, smile a little, Just to chaso the clouds iiwny. s "When you think your friends all £iK you, . . . And you cannot tell what nus.yon Laugh a . little,i smile a little, Just to chase the blues away. Fretting never helps you any, Be your troubles few or many; . Laugh a little, smile a little, - Just to clinse- dull thoughts aitfijv . You'll be better, sister, brother,' ' Havo more love for one. another, If you laugh andsrriile a little As you're passing era your way.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Twenty drops of carbolic acid evap orated from a hot shovel will go far to banish' flics from a room. ?An invaluable cure for sore eyes is a ' little boracic powder dissolved in warm water. When cold, bathe" the eyes two-or three times a day. When sweeping Turkey, Axminstcr, lor.any thick piled carpet, always brush the way of the pile, and it will last fresh and bright for years. New potatoes should be placed in boiling water to which salt and a little milk have been added. The milk pre vents them from turning black. U milk is kept in a large, shallow basin it will remain sweet for a, .'longer time than if kept in a deep jug. To remove the smell of paint, place a.few slices of onion in a pail of water, and leave it in thet room for a few hours. To protect the forefinger of the left " hand from needle-pricks when sewing, put a small piece of court-plaster over .the end of it. After boiling salt beef, leave two or three cooked carrots in the liquor until cold. The car...
MONEY LENDERS' TRICKS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
MONEY LENDERS' TRICKS. Tho attempt ran.de by Rev Herbert Williams, tho rector of a London suburban church, to touch enterprising money lenders something about their own business has tailed. Enterprising money lenders have adopted the practice of sending unsolicited loans of £50 to £100, to persons whom they believe to be in need of finanoial assistance. They are careful to select good marks in tho form of persons who have o social position to maintain, and cannot -repudiate a loan or go in solvent without tlie danger of sacrific ing their position. Clergymen are among those whom the money lenders approach in this way, and aB many of the clorgy in England are .wretchedly paid some readily succumb to the temptation of a loan. The money ia Bent in bank notes, the money lender acting on the assumption that a man who is in need of money will find it difficult to make up his mind to return notes after handling, them'. The rate of interest charged is stated in the circulars issued by the m...
THE STRANGER WAS READY. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
THE STRANGER WAS READY. On a cold night a man was hasten ing with' his overcoat buttoned up to his chin. He was rather anxious to know what time it was, but he was too lazy to open his coat in order to get at his watch. Just then he saw a . well-dressed man approaching and re- ' marked to himself: "This is a joke.' I'll e'en ask voji gentle stranger what time it is and he will unbosom." He perceived that 'the stranger was but toned up just as he was; When he came up, the man who wanted to know the time removed his hat politely, and said: "Sir, do you know what time it is?" The stranger paused, removed his right glove, unbuttoned his coat . from top to botto.m, unbuttoned his ; undercoat, and finally pulled out his i watch, while the chill wind cut into i his unprotected chest. Holding up his watch so that the light would shine upon its face for an instant, he glanced at it and growled: "Yes!" Then he. passed on without another word.
RANDOM READINGS. ALL THE DIFFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
RANDOM READINGS, ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Richard Urinsloy Sheridan, tho fam ous dramatist and orator, was always in pecuniary straits, and constantly bo sieged by his creditors. A creditor camo into his room ono day and found him coated boforo a tablo on which was a heap of gold and notes. "Thoro is no uno in looking ot that, my good fellow,'1 said ho to tho visitor. "That ! io all bospokon for debts of honor-" i ".Very woll/' replied tho tradesman, ' tearing up his security and throwing it into tho firo, "now mine ia a dobt of honor, too." "So it is» and must bo paid at once!" said Shoridan, and ho ; handed him the money without further ' demuro
THE OVER-STOCKED STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
THE OVER-STOCKED STAGE.: To appear in public as an actress and to captivate audicnccs is perhaps (states A. O., in the "Pall Mall. GaZf ette")i the most persuasive lure that modern days hold out. As an incen« tive to ambition it is without equal, and, in highly-favoured cases, the ro ward unquestionably equals, and in many outweighs, the laibour involved. For it is a strenuous occupation, this of the delineation of character and the interpretation of ideas. That can not be controverted. But whether it holds out inducements that may fair ly be reckoned adequate to the cliances of their realisation is another patter. ? One feature of the situation as it affects women aspirants to dramatie honours to-day should be emphasised. This is that fitness consists less in the ability to act in the sense of the word formerly accepted than in being of at tractive appearancc and in possessing: charm of manner. A woman! for in stance, who is capable of rising tq respectable, even considerable, his ...
POPULAR COMPOSERS AND DRAMATISTS IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
POPULAR COMPOSERS AND DRAMATISTS IN GERMANY. Statistics are given in a Gorman contemporary to show the relative popularity of. various composers and 'dramatists in Germany. Wagner is the most popular of coinpo6ers, with no fewer than 1815 separate representa tions of various of liia works. A very bad second comes Puccini, with 850 j nights. Among tho dramatists 'first in [ point of popularity comes .Carl Schon horr, tho author of patriotic dramas, | with 1623 performances of ono of his plays. Second is Sehillor, with1 1584 performances. Shakespeare maizes a 1 fairly bad third with 1042, though it is 1 doubtful whether more performaneoa are given in England. Next comes Sudermann, with 991 and Blumenthal with 739. Tho author of "Faust"' is sixth in order, with 700 performances; but with him is bracketed Lengyel, Gerliardt Hauptmann, the last winner of tho Nobel Prize, is eighth, with mora than 600. Then comes Ibsen, then Kadolburg, then Benedik with 434' Bjornson is twelfth; and final...
Clunes Guardian & Gazette THE NOBLEST MOTIVE IS THE PUBLICGOOD TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
TUB NOBLEST MO TIVE 13 THE PUBLIC GOOD TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1914 In nest Tuesday's issue o£ the .((Ju&rdian" there will bo commenced a Highly interesting story entitled "The . Unwilling Adventuress," by Alice and Claude Askew, authors of "Through a Woman's Heart," '-'Gilded London," "Voices from Shadow Land," (jf-o. The story will be continued in the "Gu^te111" on Tuesdays until.con cluded. A biogyaph entertainment Vrill ^bo given in tho Queen's, park on Monu'_v oveuing next (Foundation Day) in aid of the Clunes Hospital. Arrange ments havo beon made with Marchaht's, the well known picture firm, to supply the programme, winjh will be of a firA-class character. The pictures to be shown will bo of a dramatic, scenic, humorous, and sensational description, and a most enjoyable evening is assured. By means of this entert"ih tlie public will be enabled to spend a pleat I nt couple of hours, and at tho same time afforded an opportunity to assist a rioble institution. Popular price...
BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
BOWLING. . The competition for the Mayor's trophies is progressing slowly. Messrs P. Rowe and G. Hay played off last Saturday. The former win ning by 3, after a good exhibi tion. V. Gloke, who was picked out as ? a likely winner, got beaten by W. Jenkins. A fortnight is allowed to play ofE the first round, bo it is a case of " hurry up" with somK Negotiations are going on for a match with Learmohth on Foundation Day. This trip is one of the best of the year. The programme ia angling and bowling. Mr Schewennsen, tailor, of Mary borough, has again presented, the club with a pair of pants for a competition. His generosity is much appreciated. The competition will commence at tho conclusion of the .present one. A nomination fee of Is is stipulated for all who indulge in the " Pairs" com petition. For the Pennant, Ballarat beat Central on the latter's green, by 97 to 85. The two veterans, J. Glasson and Tom Williams, met; the former's rink coming out with a majority of 2. - 20 to 18. Vic...
POLICE COURT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th. (Before Mr D. Berriman, P.M., and Messrs Coutts, Phillips, Richards, and Rowe, J's.P.) OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
POLICE MUBT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th. (Before Mr D. Borriman, P.M., and MesBTf) :Coutt«, Phillips, Richards, and Bowe, J's.P.) OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR. Alox. Paul was charged with hav ing beliaved in an offensive manner in lfrasbr street, Clunes, on 2otb Becovnber. 'Jolin ..'Hunter,^-senior.constuble of police, gave evidence that on Xnmn ove the combined choir sang carols to 11 large assemblage of people in Fraaer street, from about 11.20 till ul.out 12.30 o'clock. After the singing coaaed the crowd dispersed with the! oxception.of about sixty young men and youths, somo under, the influence of liquor, some with bottles in their pockets. These walked on to the | middle of tho road, opposito Olub hotel, and Bang wit hout police inter fefeuce till about 1 a.m., when a fight took place; -whiah lie, with assistance of Constable" Ambrose quelled. This was immediately followed by another disturbance. I The night being dark, and. street;"''limps o.ut lie could not detect the'drfginators. Tho accusc...
SPORTING NOTES. TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
SPORTING NOTES. i . - (BY "PAKEHA.") TTJIUf. Widden, who was recontly pur ohused by,- Pharey Fiiitlips, was saddled out for the Hurdle at Caul ; iield, and duly won. This neddy | was a good spec, to his new owner. Tlie Majestic Nut was favorite, but the weight told it's tnlo at the linish. j Coolamatong was made the pea i for the Trial, and brought joy to the ! punters. | At last Atora, after running several seconds, got the judges fiat iu the ^Anniversary Handicap, from the favorites Wallalo and Sylvan uiore. Foster ton was picked out for the Steeple, but receded in favor of The I Guide, who won. The jockey. on the formed lost his stirrup, otherwise places may have been reversed. Rantyga, the favorite, went down ! to Gavannah in the Holiday Stakes. The Beggar Maid added another win to her list, the Tooconga Handi cap. . . Bob Lewis brought back from W.A. a lightweight jockey, E. P. Young, weight 5.4. Under. Bob Lewis he should move upwards. I don't think Traquette will be seen out ...
GOLD DISCOVERY IN CLUNES PROPOSED MEMORIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
GOLD DISCOVERY IN GLUMES f PROPOSED MEMORIAL. A mooting was lielci in the town hull on Friday evening to consider tlio proposal made recently to erect a memorial in Clunes in lionor of tlio ?first gold discovery in the state, which occurred afc Clunes in Juno 1881. ? Thero wero about twenty gontlouicn presont. Tlio mayor (Cr J. l'\ Phillips, J.P.) occupied the chair. Mr W. Suiithers Gadd, secret ny oC the Early Colonists' Association, w'n.i also present. The mayor explained the object of the moeting. Thero were not ns many present ns ho would have liked to have beon but so long us there was enthusiasm in connection with the object in view numbers might not ' matter much. The older generation who had been in Clunes in its early days had not done-anything to com ' momorate the gold discovery, and it now remained for the younger people to tako the matter in hand. Cr Itowe, who had brought forward ? I the proposal in the Borough Council, said there ought to bo sufficient enthusiasm in t...
MARKETS. BALLARAT PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
BALLARAT PRODUCE MAR. KE11. The quotations areWheat, 3s 5d tq 8s 6d fpf prime milling. Qafs: $air feed, la "7d to "is Od, for. stout, heavy milling. Barley:1 Prime, 3s 0d j fair, to good, 3s 3d; Oape, 2s 4d. Flour, jB8 10s. Bran, £4 10s. Pollard, £4 15s. Potatoes, new £i 10s to £5. Hay: Best chaffing, new 35s, old 3Js 6d ; /new manger j£2 5s, old £2 7s (3d, Straw, 30s to 32& 6d. H ALLAH AT- DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. Phillips and Chamberlain rojmr. .-. Butter: Prime factory prints ll'^d; lump, lid tq ll^d ; separator, 8d to 9d; dairy, 8d. Eggs, 8d. 13,icon: Sides, Hd J middles, Is; hams, Is 3d Honey, - 3d to 9^d. liart?, Ohnase, Qj^dto 7]^fl, Qnions : Brown Spanish, £8 jOs, New potatoes s Bwity of £5 to A'3 10?,
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
WISE AND OTHERWISE. Wigff: Hcnpeckke has bought a motor-boat and named it after his wife. Can't manage it, eh?. a - » ° . He: Could you marry a man who spends all he makes? She: No; but I could love him while it lasted. 0 . « « 8 Bell: I can tell you how much water runs over-Niagara to a quart. Nell: How much? Bell: Two pints. . . . . . Patience: And did her father follow them when they eloped? Patrice: Sure 1 lie's living with them yetl 9 o o 0 « T Papa, what does hereditary mean?| Something that descends from father to son. Is spanking hereditary « » « . . Kings'has just called mc a black guard. Just like Bings to go blurting out the truth. He's got no tact at « S O O Brown's horse reminds me of an umbrella. An umbrella Yes; you can see his ribs 'without looking very closely. » » . * # The Little One: No, 1 am no good at arithmetic. -The Biff One: Ah, 1 ve heard that even at home you dont count. _ _ 0 « o « *. Why is it you never ask after your relations when you meet them, doctor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 20 January 1914
STOMACH WOW EX PELLED AND HEALTH GENERALLY . IMPROVED AFTER A FEW DOSES OF " COMSTOCK'S "DEAD SHOT" WORM .PELLETS. That Gomstook's "Dead Shot" Worm Pellets are a safe and reliable remedy for the eradication, ot Worms is vouched for by Mrs J. O'Leary, of 111 Peel-street, Ballarat East, Victoria, pilose little daughter was afflicted for Some time. After a i(jv/ do^es^ a Stomaph Worm several iijches lpng ?was expelled. Since then the ohild who previously was always ailing, has gamed considerably in weight and is enjoying much better health. "A little daughter of mine, Julia," writes Mrs J. O'Leary, "was suffering Ipgnj ^touiaoh Worms, and I decided try Gprnstpok'^ ?l}ead fihot;' Worm Pellets., My daughter had bom ailing for some time, and ^s thin, A^ef taking a few doses o£ the Follets and Dr Morse's Indian R&lt;jot Pills, a worm several inches long was from the bowels, whioli had the appearance gf being a Stomach Worm. ' She is j gjiiU continuing the mgdipinq and shows much im...