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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
Minister of the CONGREGATIONAL MISSION CHURCH, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Sands his opinion af I§S3 EP pi " I was recommended to try Clements Tonic. I u)as completely run down, suffered from neroous prostration, with insomnia and severe headaches. / had spent much money on medicines to no purpose. ~ One hottle put me right and Was worth its weight in gold. "I recommend this medi cine strongly. (Signed) JOHN HOSKING." The Rev. J. HOSKING. D.D., is known as an earnest church worker, and his testimony to CLEMENTSTONIC was sent for the good it might do, This medicine is certain in its effects on run down or irritated nerves, and quickly relieves Biliousness. Weakness. Loss of Sleep, Poor Appetite. Constipation ar.d Indigestion. ALL CHEMISTS and O STORES SELL IT. o WHY SIIOULI* WOMEN SUFFER? OLD time logic accepted it as a matter of cold fact that women were made to suffer from girlhood to the grave. What a monstrous doctrine. ■A book dealing iritb the matter of pain and suffering as affecting ...
CRESSY. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
(IIU-SSV. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. At a special meeting of the mem Iters of the C'ressy Horticultural So ciety it was decided to abandon the .Anneal show, which was to be held •on the 4th and 5th of November, as a result of the unfavorable season. CONDITION OF CROPS. Alihough there is a gloomy agri cultural outlook in this district, it is jirobable that a majcriiy of the oat «rops will be high enough to cut with the reaper and binder. A large proportion of the wheat crops "will possibly be cut fGr hay, if the •drought is not broken up, as the jurospect of the grain coming to maturity is very doubtful, and far mers will not be inclined to take the
LIFE'S RECOMPENSE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
LIFE'S RECOMPENSE. When our hearts are oppressed by the troubles of life There is ever some joy to be found But ive gaze on the brambles and grieve o'er the thorns When the roses are glowing around. O, the world is a sordid and joyless abode If our hearts have no time to be gay, If we see not the visions of laughter and love That illumine the commonplace way. In the struggle for fame and the passion for gold, Many dwell in the shadow of strife, Seeing naught of the glorious sun beams of hope That are bright with the lustre of life. They are dreaming of sorrow the mor row may bring And are blind to the joys of to-day. In their hearts is the mournful sigh of the trees When the songsters have fluttered away. But the souls who have learned of the magic and charm That is hid in the heart of a flower, That is heard in the swell of the rap turous song Of a bird in the eventide hour, Have a guerdon of comfort that fame cannot bring, And a pleasure no riches can give. They have learned the g...
SMYTHESDALE. BROKEN LEG. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
SMITI1ESDALE. BROKEN LEG. "While playing on the Smythes •dale road on Saturday, Lilian Egan, eight years of age, was knocked »ver by a dog. In falling she broke feer leg above the knee, and was -taken in to the Ballarat Hospital. DRUM AND FIFE BAND. The monthly meeting of the Smy Utcsdale Town Band was held on Tiittraday evening. Present :— Messrs P. CoatfB (bandmaster, in the -siiair), Coates (3), Dickson (2), Bad ■deley. Howard, and Abbott. New •members proposed were Messrs J., H., and Sydney Abbott, of .S'cars &lt;£ale. Receipts for the month to wards the Unifoim Fund amounted to 8s 3d, the frist money collected since the war started. On the mo tion of Col.-Sergt. Howard it was decided to hold a parade at Scars dale on the evening of the 21st inst. with a view to forming a company of the band in that town. The sec retary reported that he had secured free a band-room at Scarsdale. The Scarsdale contingent is to be known .-as B Company. It was also decided 4o hold a parade ...
WHAT THEY LACKED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
WHAT THEY LACKED. Two men on a train were apparently old acquaintances, antf they were In a jovial mood. Both were grey, but each had a luxuriant head of hair. Near them sat a stout party with i shining dome that was almost desti tute of hirsute covering. The two friends exchanged face tious remarks about silver locks, then indulged in some pleasantries about the 'thinning of the thatch," with casual references to door knobs and billiard balls, much to the amusement of the passengers, but to the evident discomfiture of the bald-headed man. The talk finally developed into an argument of the cause of baldness, and after considerable jocularity, the pair turned to the peariy-pated man, and one said:— "My friend and I have been discuss ing the cause of baldness, but we can't seem to agree. Would you mind tell ing us what you regard as the real cause of baldness?" The stranger wheeled about, eyed his questioner fiercely, and uttered juBt one word, "Brains!"
District News. DEREEL. PATRIOTIC CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
DisiilGi Sews. DEKF.EI,. PATRIOTIC COKCEUT. The final met ting of the Patriotic ■concert committee was presided over by Mr M. Buckley. The total fnnds amounted to £12 •)?, and the total &lt;xpendituro to £4 8s, leaving a credit balance of £8 l~>s. It was &lt;unanimously decided to drnate £2 to the Belgian fund and the re mainder to the Balku at City Mayer's iiiud. Votes of thankb were heartily accorded to the Methodist Church trustees for use of organ and crock ery; the Anglicon Chuich commit See ror UEe of hall; and Mr Cliff Judge for the use of house fcr dance •snd supper; also to Mr M. Hansen, "who played for the dance, and the ladies who provided the supper and creditably carried out the duties in connection therewith. The secre tarial duties were ably performed $»y Mr Reid McLachlar.
The Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
The Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. Rastus was sorely wounded. He had been the victim of a brutal as sault. The physician who treated him for his wounds was sympathetic. "Great heavens!" he said. "Some body has beaten you up in a terrific manner. You must have been hit at least nine or ten times." "Dat aint no joke," said Rastus, who was still trembling. "I don't be lieve I wus able to git out ob de way ob anything dat wuz throwed at me." "Then you ought to learn a lesson from it," suggested the doctor. "Here after, you ought to stay far away from people who indulge in thiB sort o£ thing.'' ,:Dar ain't no chance," Rastus ob jected gloomily. "You know I ain't got de price of no divo'ce." "For downright, idiotic, supersti tious, weak-minded, gullible credulity," growled Judkins, "recommend me to a woman! Gave away a pair of my trousers to an old pedlar to charm warts off the children's hands! Ma dam, are you aware that this is the twentieth century, and not the Mid dle Ages?" "It does s...
So There! [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
So There! A young gentleman with a very plain face was rather annoyed be cause his view of the stage was ob I structed by the hat of a pretty girl ! who was sitting in front of him in the gallery. Wishing to get a glimpse | of the performance, he plucked up I courage and, in a nervous voice, ex claimed: ! "See here, miss, I want to look as | well as you." "Oh, do yer?" she replied, m a rich Cockney accent, as she turned around I and looked at him square in the eye. I "Then you'd better run 'ome and change yer face," . _ .
Amongst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
Mftisl lie Sines. At the William's Fancy th-y ar« now down 07 feet below: the 808 feet level tn Haudstone. There is no change in the volume of water mak ing. The manager expects to com plete the eink and cnt the plain lat about seven wests' time. Tfa® crushing posted on Thursday repre sents three weeks' work from stampers. The yield was -182 os 11 dwt from 1313 tons. The New J ubilee yield was 85 PT~ 16 dwt from 550 ton&
It Is said. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
ii Is said. That Mr T. Richards, labor or ganiser, haB been selected to oppose Mr M. Baird for Ballarat West at the approaching State elections. That owing to tho adverse seaaon tbe annual Berringa Floral Fair has been abandoned. That there are two attractions for next Friday—the Borringa Boya.* Band concert, and a poster ball at Pitfield. That Uncle Sua, winner of th® Caulfiflil Cup, had quite a number of admirers at Berringa. That Mr E. Sharp had the good fortune to have his big coach saved from destruction by fire on Saturday night by the timely arrival of MesBro J. O'Brien and C. £!jgo. It is sup posed that somo individual must have beon smoking in the coach. That the general election for the Legislative Assembly has been fixed for Thursday, Nc> -2Sth. That Mr Livingston, Minister of Education, has directed that during the war tho cerenv *>i— 1 Jj";jag 'snail be performed every "Monday morning at tho State schools. It is expected that teach ers will anticipate this instruc...
BALLARAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
BALLAKAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. Wheat, 4/9 for prime malting, Oats: Good feed, 3/6. Barley: Prime, 4/6; me dium to Rood, 3)9 to 4/3; Cape, 3/4. Flour: .£10/J0/. Bran: JCG/I5/. Pollard: JE7. Hay: Best chaffing, ,£5/15/; manger, •£6; straw, jL'2/7/6' to A'2/15/. Potatoes: £5 to £6, according to variety and ouality.
Patriotic Race Meeting. COMBINED RACE CLUB'S MEETING. IN AID OF BELGIAN FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
Fatrioiie Bane Ming. COMBINED RACE CLUB'S MEETING. IN AID OF BELGIAN FUND. The Patriotic raco meeting, hold :it tlio Rokewood Junction Itacecourso on Saturday afternoon, under tlio auspices ol' the combined racing clubs of the dis trict, proved a great success, and it is expected that a tidy amount will be available for the Belgian Fund. Tlio gathering included visitors from all parts ol' tlio district. A keen easterly wind blew aero.-i the course during the afternoon, and it was remarked by many that it was about time the Roke\v>xxl Junction Club took mmc definite action to have the area reserved, and trees planted to serve as a break &lt;m this un ; protected part of the plains, 'l'ho vari ous officials attended to their duties well, j and considering that all events were by post entry, finished the programme in , good time. The officials were:—Presi dent, Cr I>. Poyuton; vice-presidents, Messrs A. lientick, D. Cunningham, 1'. J. Callaghan; judge, Mr G. II. St;:n bro...
CHAPTER XXXI. On the Verge. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
' CffA'P.T BHl, LXXXI. On the Verae. Herepath stood lor some minuteB outside that window of Camford House taking in the bent, crafty-lo- i ing figure ol' Daniel Harley, and mak ing quite sure that he was not mis taken. His identification of the old miser did not surprise hinj; indeed, he had had so many surprises lately that they were losing their power to startle him. All the same, the puz zle of Harley's interest in Camford remained, and Herepath made up his mind that he would leave nothing undorc to solve it. Ho could see Harley looking here and there, as ir in search of some thing. There was a scowl on the old man's face—his lips moved as if ho were muttering something to him self. He appeared to have no /ear of being discovered, but moved along as if he were on absolutely familiar ground. Then the light of the candle became more and more faint as the miser vanished in the distance Evidently something .radically wrong was going^on here, and pos sibly the oId3ix> „iaker and hi...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT.; CHAPTER XXX. The Face Behind the Glass. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M.. WHITE. - Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXX. The Face Behind the Glass. „.&lt;l lortuuate perhaps for Ilere palh that he was alone just at that moment. He had quite recovered l'rom his surprise by the time that Player returned with the tea. Herepath de eded that he would say nothing of his discovery to anybody; at least no body should know except Harold Gav. At any rate, he knew who the thief ancl nothing would be gain ed by betraying his suddenly gained knowledge to Player. we would get away as soon as pos sible and return home. He had pleuty of food for thought as he walked \C wut "°arlyr seven o'clock by the time he reached the qusiui. - and' charming old house near the lodge gates of Camford. Apparently Gay tad finished work Cor me day, for he was iu the garden smoking a peaceful pipe. Blanche was m;where to be seen, for which Herepath Was grateful. "Been ...
FAREWELL TO THE FAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
FAREWELL TO THE FAN. With the coming info general use ot the electric fan and elaborate scien tific systems of ventilation in assem bly hall, church, theatre, and ball room, the fan of history and romance, wielded for close on four centuries by feminine hands, is rapidly passing. The art of fan-making, in which distin guished painters once joined, has nowadays become a prosaic trade. Machines turn them out by tens of thousands; Japan is said to export 11 millions a year. But the real fan of sentiment and fashion is practically no more. There is no longer the excuse for it, and hence it has ceased being part of the feminine costume. As the wo man's weapon of coquetry and influ ence it has been discarded. Fans are not to-day the romantic presents they once were, and in social life they have come to bo less and less seen. The modern woman does not seem to need them at all, or want them. The fan is no longer a personal posses sion. Any fan will do, the most insig nificant little affair,...
CHAPTER XXXII. An Eye For An Eye. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
CHAPTER XXXII. An Eye For An Eye. The.sudden defection of hiB child had been a bitter 'blow to Harley. There were reasons for his rage and hie seeming impotence In the matter far deeper than any that Gilray dreamt of. The miner had been taken 'by surprise. Enid's rebellion was the last thing he ■would have ex pected. Hitherto the girl had been docile enough. Certainly she had protested and argued, and that was all, and Harley did not mind that. She had round the task of go-between, which had been thrust on her, a hate ful one, and had speedily become sus picious that thero was something very wrong about the business carried 011 so secretly, but so far she had never before dared to set that stern old father of hers at defiance. When Gilray brought him the news • of Enid's flight so dramatically, Har ley raged and fumed for some time like a lunatic, and the doctor deem ed it prudent not to interfere. But oy and-by the old man calmed down, and seemed prepared to face the situa tion. "Y...
Better Got Rid Of. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
Better Got Rid Of. A physician culling one day on a gentleman who had been severely af nicted -with gout, found, to his sur prise, the disease gone, and the gen tleman rejoicing in his recovery over a bottle ot wine. "Come along, doctor," exclaimed the patient, "you are just in time to taste mis bottle of Madeira. It is the first of a pipe that has just been broached." "Ah," replied the doctor, "these pipes of Madeira will never do. They are the cause of all your suffering." "Well, then," answered the gay in curable, "fill your glass, for now that we hrve found out the cause, the sooner we get rid of it the better."
BATTERY ROBBERY THIEVES VISIT BIRTHDAY TUNNEL. SIX PLATES REMOVED. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
BATTERY ROBBERY THIEVES " VISIT BIRTHDAY TUNNEL. SIX I'LATES REMOVED. It is now some fivo or six years sinco an effor t was previously made to rob tlio plates at the Birthday Tunnel battery, anil it was duo to the vigilance of tlio watchman on duty at that timo that the attempt was frustrated, and tlio culprit was brought to book. On this occasion, however, the thieves were successful i» entering tlio battery unobserved, and taking advantage 110 doubt of an oppor tunity when tho watchman was in an other part of' tho buildings, they man aged to remove and to get away with no fewer than six copper plates, having, it is understood, between 10 and 12 oz of gold attached to them. No 0110 was seen about the mine, and it is believed that tho robbery must have taken placo be tween Saturday night and Sunday morn ing. It was not until Sunday afternoon that it was found the plates wero miss ing. Tho battery manager liad gono to ih the niiYp* icBUinoil on Monday morning, and James Robertson, a ...
WIT AND HUMOR. For Sail. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 24 October 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. For Sail. Two rows in one morning with her better half had decided Mrs. Meggin. "There, that'll do," she murmured to herself, as she surveyed the crude ly-painted signboard in her cottage. "HI see if he won't work! Hanging on to me for my bit o' cottage!" A party of students from a neigh boring college strolled past in the afternoon, and laughed uproariously when they read the little sign: "For sail." .Mrs. Meggin was stolidly cleaning her windows, and never cast an eye ac the little gathering. "Hi, old woman," called out one sal low-looking youth, "when does this house sail!" "Wneuever the man conies along 1 that can raise the wind!" tersely an swered the old dame, calmly getting on with her work.