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A STRANGE COINCIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
A STRANGE COINCIDENCE. A curious incident occurred 36 hours after leaving Southampton. A large bird perched itself on the sum mit of the main mast, a sailor went up and caught it and brought it down, and it proved to be a brown owl! I am superstitious about owls, and was v ry depressed, especially as I had left my favorite sister ill. The sailors tied a string around the poor, dazed creature's leg and were rather ill treating it, so 1 offered them two shil lings for the bird, which' they accept ed, and I then let it out of my port hole. The captain told me that they often caught even smaller birds on the mast, especially when the wind was blowing off the land. On arriv ing at Lisbon we received a telegram to say that 36 hours after my depar ture, my sister had passed away, and also Lady Macdoneli, the wife of Gen eral Sir A. Macdoneli, my brother-in law—it was a strange coincidence!— "Reminiscences of a Diplomatic Life," by Lady Macdoneli.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
That is the song of the New VEGA Separator The musical hum of beautiful ly balanced mechanism— Growing more and more Intense— while the cream flows thicker and thicker— And your bank balance gets blseer and bigger and bigger And you chuckle quietly to your self vrbon you think how little you paid for the Vega, and how many times over you have got your money back. Prices of New Model Vega Separators. 10 GaL—£3/15/; 55 GaL—£lfl/10 2S GaL—£7; BO GaL—£15/16 Full Particular Dept./c. p. Btsckeye Hafveste* Co., 43-50 rttaJfCHS ST, MKTlB. JEncrgcHo AstoIb Wanted. A GOOD BUSINESS SUIT • AT A REASONABLE PRICE MADE TO YOUR MEASURE. I FOR 35/ Try one ol these Suits arid you will be agreeably surprised at their marvellous value —you have the piolt of the largest variety in Australia of Suitings in the latest shades and designs to choose from. ALL ONE PRICE. Ordering elsewhere is sheer waste of money, as the Suit I make for 35/- is equal to anything else at 70/-. Patterns, S.M. form and tape sent...
BONUS FOR WHEAT. N.S.W. Farmers' Proposal. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
BONUS FOR WHEAT. N.3.W. Farmers' Proposal. Among the resolutions endorsed by the Wngga District Council for de bate at the Farmers' and Settlers' As sociation's annual conference Is one in which it iB proposed that the Gov ernment bo asked to pay a bonus on all wheat grown in tho State. Tho motion was submitted by tho Hareflold branch, and it was argued that because of tho increased cost o» production and tho high value of land it is not a paying proposition to cultivate wheat, when it realises no better price than 4/- a bushel.
BIOGRAPH AND THE PRESS. Movies to Train Reporters. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
BIOGRAPH AND THE PRE8S. Movies to Train Reporters. The Columbia School of Journal Ism has introduced a new method oC training their embryo Journalists. Mo tion pictures will be shown to the stu dents in the future, and they will bo required to write them up as H they had actually seen the events in real life represented on the screen. The first pictures to. be usod were three reels of the Balkan War films. In this way the faculty hopeB to be able to train the scholars in accurate observation in reporting the events as they happen. In explaining the reason for adopt ing motion pictures to train students In journalism, Dr. Talcott Williams, director of the School of Journalism, said: — "In adopting the new experiment in education the School of Journalism hopes to overcome its greatest ob stacle, that of giving the students practice In reporting actual events, and at the same time making it pos sible for the Instructors to know how accurately and thoroughly the work lias been done. ' F...
NOVELTY IN NOTES. "PAY WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN." A MALTESE CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
NOVELTY IN NOTES. "PAY WHEN THE SUN GOES BOWN." A MALTE8E CROSS. On his way homo to Malta to be married, Joseph March!, who has been working In tho mines at Mount Mor gan during the past seven month-i, wan induced by a man ho met on tho steainor Oinrah to so for a walk in the streets of Sydney one day last week, aud was awludled out of £1U by means of a faked note on the "Bank of Brisbane," which bore the words: "Pay tho bearer £10 when ^he sua goes down." March! wont to tho detective office and handed a note to Supt. Roche, chief of tho dotectivefl. "What 18 this?" asked tho police of ficer, to which tho stranger ropHcd, "I robbed; I robbed, f robbed." In broken English he told the tale of his adventure. Ho said ho was leaning over tho railings of tho steer age deck of the Omrah shortly after noon, when ho was greeted by a well dressod man, who entered into a con versation with him. Thoy talked for over an hour, during which time the stranger learned from him that he had been worki...
John's Point of View. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
John's Point of View. In the neighborhood of Shanghai an English sailor, on his way to tho foreigners' burial ground to lay a wreath on the grave of a former com rade, met an Intelligent-looking na tive, carrying a pot of rlco. "Hallo, John," he hailed, "whore are you going with that?" "I takeo pot 011 glave—glave of my (lend," said the Chinaman. "Ho, ho," laughed tho eallor; "and ivhen do you expect your frlond to como up and eat it." "At samee time," replied John, "that your flend comee up and smel leo flowers." The most tlroBomo people ill tbls world are not the boros, but the peo ple who avo bored and whom nothing over pleases.
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE?. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE?. The village of La Garde, In the De partment of Ariege, France, becamo greatly agitated by persistent reportB that a retired Toulhouso police offi cial named Carol, who died last montlr, had heen burled alive. The au thorities Anally also became alarmed, and ordered an investigation, which established that the sexton of the graveyard where the body was burled, a man named Delpech, while flliing In the grave, had been startled by tappings from the coffin. JIo called a passer by, who also heard the noise. The family of the supposed dead man was then summonod, but, says Router, after waiting a long time without any repetition of the tapping the brother in-law Baid that It was the soxton'a imagination, and that ho was satis fled that Carol was dead. Ho ordered the gravo to bo filled up, which was done. Ho who has many causeB of joy must bo very much In love with sor row and peovIshneBB If ho choosos to sit down on his little handful of thornB. When you're In the rig...
Brute! [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Brute! Mra. De Bride was entertaining call ers. After they had left she remarked to her husband: "I hope they didn't see my walking shoes lying there. They would think me very untidy if they did." "Oh, If they saw them they prob ably thought they were mine," an swered the huB>band in a consoling tone. And she hasn't spoken to him since.
His Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
His Reason. "It says here 'One f the idols most revered by the Koreans is the figure of a woman, seated, resting her chin in her hand,'" said Mrs. Cliatterley, reading from the newspaper. "Which proves that the Koreans are about the wisest nation on earth," suggested her husband. "How's that, Joflhuu?" "Well," said Mr. Cliatterley, Tvith distinct emphasis, "simply because they make a deity of a woman who has sense enough- to give her chiu a rest."
Hopeful. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Hopeful. A stranger entered church in the middle of the sermon and seated him self in the back pew. After a while he began to fidget. Leaning over to the white-haired man at his aide, he whispered: "How long has he been preaching?" "Thirty r forty years, I think," the old man answered. "1 don't know ex actly." "I'll stay, then," decided the stran ger. "He must be nearly done."
Helping the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Helping the Editor. A country editor, who is also an au thority on certain, industrial matters, recently came up to town, bringing his wife along with him. This good woman was one after noon the guest of a rather patronising clubwoman. "So your husband is an editor?" the latter asked. "Yes." 'Since you have no family and have considerab'o leisure on your hands, I dare say you assist him in his edi torial work?" "Oh, yeB," said the editor's wife, who is also hio cook, "I edit all his inside matter." '
Too Realistic. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Too Realistic. Willio finally persuaded his aunt to play train with him. The chairs wore arranged in lino, and lie issued or ders: "Now you be the engineer and I'll be tho conductor. Lend mo your watch and get up into your cab." Then he hurried down tho platform, time piece In hand, "Pull out, there, you red-headed, plo-faced jay!" ho shout ed. "Why, 'Willie!" his aunt exclaimed iu amazement. "That's right, chew tho rag!" ho re torted. "Pull out! We'ro five minutes late already." Tlioy have had to forbid hiB playing down by the train terminus.
Another Epigram. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Another Epigram. Once at a dinner at which Dr. Emil Reich was present the conversation turned on marriage. ".That was a wise saying of the old Gi»ek philosopher," said someone. " 'Whether you marry her or not you will regret it'" "Yes," answered Dr. Reich. "It re* minds me of a certain old maid who once said something almost as good as that. 'Auntie,' said her little niece to her, 'what would you do if you had your life to live over again?' "To which the lonely Bpinster quick ly replied: " 'Get married, my child,. before I had sense enough to decide to bo an old maid.'"
Withdrawn. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
Withdrawn. Two Liverpool councillors, A and B, were famous for their lovo of one another. One day at the Council, A was dilating on the "ugly objects to 'be seen in Rodney Ward," when B sprang up and remarked: "I've Uved In Hoilney Ward all my lire, and I know of no unsightly object." "Pardon me," interrupted A, "but I, too, live in Rodney Ward." "Ah!" flashed out B, "then I with draw what 1 said.' Women are very puzzling. . . . Will you toll me why tliey almost Invari ably worship gold braid and scarlet, .and yet are foremost in denouuolns war, and are horrified at the mere idea of manslaughter? The flowers of happiness are water ed by smiles.
LOVE'S ARITHMETIC. [Newspaper Article] — Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser — 5 June 1914
LOVE'S ARITHMETIC. He was teaching her arithmetic, He said that was liis mission; I-Ie kissed her once, he kisBed her twice, He said, "Now that's addition." And so lie added smack to smack In silent satisfaction, Till timidly she gave him one back, And whispered, "That's subtrac tion." But pa appeared, he raised his foot, And snorted with decision; He kicked poor John ten yards away, And said, "That's long division."