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AUCTION SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
AUCTION SALES. Messrs. Theo B. . Little and Co. de sire to draw special attention to the Loni.gford sheep and cattle sale on Friday next. 17th inst. .Iessrs. Ilathieson and Davis hold their -leeylield sale of store cattle on Wednesday t next. Messrs. A. \I' Lean and Co. hold a grealt ct.lea lnlg sale at ('lvdebank on Arile , fo Mr. . MItchell, sen. On lrida . April 7, the hold) animpor ant -l n sale for Mr. R. Lees, at liit, 's old homescead, Loy Yang. The hody at Artlhutr Turnler, a. sta tion hand who left Bode's Camp, lAr shire )owns t'.), on 29th March, has heen found yV the Wtintonl police and a search ipo 'ty1t a spot two miles from ,the catP.) It was apparent that de teased. whit was at single man, aged :14. oand a native of Ne South Wales, died froma exposure and exhaustion,
THE JUMBUNNA COAL MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
T1IE J L tHUZ'ZNA LI" L MIi\1:. ALa gecneral InuCtinkg u sharTihUli crs of tIe Juiiibunlt niu 15 l Mine, MI .. lodtrey, ex- M.I..C'., attacked the di rectors as causing strikes alln i dra\\ - ing too mnuchi Inance}. li suggested the retirement of Alr. J. A. iovd., Mt.P., and Mr. K. L. riur ax, .\ Halway Cotnizneeioner, iron thea dirt-c tori te.
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
M?ELkUcOURHNE 1,; l A.\ili LHET. :Messrs. Adamsonll, .trettle andi tuo. report:-16t5 yarded. tores \were inl uxoderate supply, and lthe market tirmn at last week' qulotations. Porkers - In small supply, and the markct very finrm prine nHavy 40' to 4to , a tI\ pens of extra chlloice to .lt , rlite light 53/ to 38/. Baconers.---A snaller num ber 'arded, but the mtarKet was easier, esl)ecially for light p'cgs, and those not prime enough; primne nel y 67 to 7;., a few extra choice to 7.. prin-e n? dium 6it/ to 65/, primie lihgnt to S,', half fat front 4b/.
THE REVENGE AGENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
THE REVENGE AGENT. By C. D. Coppinger , in "London Opinion." 1 Kenneth Seafortl was sitting de ondently in an armchair when his t ca.n entered the well-appointed room. 'A gentleman to see you, sir," he r slid. •Didn't I tell you I was not at home y anyone?" asked Kenneth irritably. i'ho is it?" "I amt not aware," said the servant, t "of 'is hidentity. 'E declined to hac- I uaint me with 'is name, remarking g that 'e preferred to deal direct with I yo0u sir. 'E concluded by hemphasis- v ; , that 'is business was hinportant, ' .I precise words bein' that it was of f vital consequence." r .Oh, tell himn to go to the deuce," a said Kennethl. r 'Very good, sir, said the man, mov ing to the door. t "No, wait." said Kenneth. changing s his mind; "show hit in. Curtis, I n ay" as well see what he wants." a Curtis went out, and returned in t I fewi moments followed by a little a sbarp-featured man with quick brown a eyes, immaculately dressed and sport- d ga large buttonhole. t ."Mr. Kenneth ...
WIVES WORTH WINNING. Well-Known Novelists on Ideal Womanhood. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WIVES WORTH WINNING. Well-Known Novelists on Ideal Womanhood. Tastes, of course, d:ffer, but men appear to want a wife who never ex sted except in romantic dreams. She nust be a model of all virtues and )ossess no failings. She must be "so )retty that we are always proud, and to good that we are never uneasy; a ;a'man who wears well and looks her lest in two-year-old gowns; who ap plies the adjective 'important' in re ation to our work, our food, and our lesire fQr unfettered holidays; who aughs at our small jokes and pre serves a marble face when we are scored off by 'others; with whom we laye the massively comforting sensa .ion that she will never recognise. the lain, staring fact that we are not )rave, not wise, not clever. The words quoted are those of that topular novelist, ,Mr. W. B. Maxwell, Ind "the astounding, incredible thing," le concludes, in his comments on the sort of woman a man likes, "is that, ranting all that, we sor,etimes get C" A truer note, perhaps, is struck b...
THE WHOLE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
THE WHOLE TRUTH. By Vernon Raleton. William Arnott came out of the offi ces of Sollenberg. Steinthal and Com pany in despair. He had had recom niendations from half-a-dozen people when he came from Canada to London. lie had expected that the keen London business men would have jumped at the chance he put before them. Tnree of the six firms had declined to see him at all. The great Jacob Roth stein, the famous promoter, had heard him for five minutes and then had re Imarked: '",This is wild-cattery, imein youig friend. That sort of bIsiness we do not touch." Arnott had told him wrathfully that he was so used to floating shady com panics that he did not know a sound business proposition when he saw it. And now Sollenberg, Steinthal and Company had frankly laughed at him. Sollenberg himself had got up in the midst of his explanations to telephone to a friend to meet him to supper at the Ritz the next evening, and then had turned to Mr. Arnott. "Nothing doing. We've twenty mines offered...
John Macdonald's Triumph. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
John Macdonald's Triumph. I. Within the ramshackle h-t that was used as the office of Wodlamuck Gold Mine two men sat facing each other across a plain deal table, upon which stood a half-filled bottle of whisky and two glasses. The men were an incongruous pair. John Macdonald, the owner of the mine, was a hard-bitten, angular, clear-eyed Scot of about thirty-five, clad in earth-stained mole skins, patched here and there with all sorts and shades of odd material, making a tout ensemble of gaudy col or that would, perhaps, have appealed to an artist's fancy, though it would certainly have been rejected with dis dain by a self-respecting tramp. The other man seemed a decade old er, of a somewhat flabby stoutness, and was attired in the immaculate white duck and Panama hat favored of the opulent tourist in the sub tropics. A brilliant as big as a pea blazed and twinkled from its nest of scarlet silk under his massive folds of chin, and a fat black cigar protru ded from a corner of his l...
One Consolation. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
One Consolation. Englishman (to Pat): "Say, Pat, have you any cure for corns?" Pat: "I might; but where are they?" Englishman: "On the soles of my feet." Pat: "That's one consolation, any way." Englishnian. (surprised): "Why." Pat (with a twinkle in his eye): "Because nobody can stand on them but yourself."
Deafening. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
Deafening. The youth was in danger of drifting into bad courses, when one of the noble people who interest themselves m such cases persuaded him to accept employment on a farm. Alas! a week later the lad reappeared in his old haunts. "What, James!" exclaimed his bene factor, reproachfully, "back again? Why didn't you stay on the farm?" "I couldn't stand the country, sir," ,nswered the bred-and-born gutter snipe. "Too quiet for ye--eh?" "Quiet, not 'arf; much too noisy," cried James. "Why, crikey, sir, it was fair deafenin'. Wot wi' the row of the birds in the daytime, and the noise of the silence at night, I very near went off my 'ead."
A VICAR'S "DRINK POINTS." [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
A VICAR'S "DRINK POINTS." The Rev. George Denyer. vicar of St. Paul's Church, Blackburn, issued some novel "drink points" in his parochial letter for November. He stated : The man who can afford to get drunk is too rich. The best thing to keep in the beer bottle is the cork. If you get the best of whisky it will get the best of you. The man who tried to drown his sorrow in drink found that it could swim. It costs a man more to have a seat in a public-house than to have a seat in the church. It takes a long time to age whisky, bdt it won't take long for whisky to age you.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA grants LOANS ON EASY TERMS. up to three fifths of valuation. ON BROAD ACRES ..................... . £2000 to £25000 ON TOWN PROPERTIES ....... .... ...... .. 500 to £25000 for a term of 3 or 5 years with option of paying off a portion on any pay day. Interest 5 per cent. CREDIT FONCIER LOANS up to two thirds of valuation. ON FARMS ... ........................ £50 to £2000. Repayable by Instalments spread over 30 years, with interest at 5 - per cent. Security may be either Freehold, or Crown Leasehold that could be made Freehold at any time on payment of the balance of Crown Rents. Loans may be granted for the purpose of purchasing the land taken as security, or paying off existing liabilities thereon, paying Crown Rents. Improving, developing, or carrying on the farm, purchasing stock, machinery, etc. ON COTTAGES, VILLAS and SHOPS ...... .... £50 to £100n. Repayable by Instalments spread over 19% years, with Interest at 5 per cent. No Charge for Mortga...
A NEW CHUM IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
A NEW CHUM IN AUSTRALIA. Mir. Morley Roberts, the well-known author, has been detailing in the cur rent number of the "Strand Maga zino" some reminiscences of his life in Australia and America. As a lad of nineteen he quarrelled wit., his father and tootl a steerage passage to Aus tralia hi an old iron ship called the Hyderabad. The sea had always ap pealed to him, and instead of idling his time away he spent the long months consumed in the voyage in working as if he were one of the crew. The officers were white, but the .re. were HIindus, Malays and See dee boys, and during the voyage not only did he acquire a knowledge of seamanship which stood him in good stead later in his strange chequerera carer, but he also obtained a working knowledge of the lingua franca of the Eastern seas. As a record of strenu ous endeavor, the distinguished au thor's simple narrative takes a front rank even in this country of work and thoroughness. Mr. Roberts says: It is perhaps hard for a writer to im...
He Came to See the Moon. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
He Came to See the Moon. The death of Sir Robert Ball. the famous astronomer, will be regretted by every one of the many thousands who have heard him lecture, for as a lecturer he had an unusually intim ate and friendly manner that put him on good terms with his audience the moment he began to speak. His fund of good stories, too, was apparently limitless. Among the anecdotes he enjoyed telling was one relating to the time he was at the Dunsink Observatory. A working man called to see him one day, and in reply to Sir Robert's question, he said he wanted to see the moon through the telescope. "Certainly!" replied Sir Robert; "and if you'll come back this evening I'll be glad to let you use the tele scope." "Can't I see it now?" asked the man in evident astonishment. "No, I'm afraid not," said Sir Ro bert. "You must wait till the even ing." "But, lor' bless ye!" exclaimed the man, "I can see it myself at night without any old telescope." And he walked off with an air of great disgust....
WOMEN TO CACKLE 1000 YEARS HENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
WOMEN TO CACKLE 1000 YEARS HENCE. An English scientist has predicted a dire calamity for the woman of a thousand years from now. She will cackle instead of talk! A man of 1913 could not possibly understand a woman of 3013. But man in general will have been slowly accustomed to the change in the course of centuries, so that the dreadful catastrophe will not burst upon a society entirely un prepared. H. A. Henderson, of London, is the sponsor for the dismal forecast. And he bames the modern woman, claim ing that she is paving the way, slow ly but steadily. She is wrecking the vocal cords of her sex by abusing them shamefully. Even now, he says, tc overhear any feminines chat at random is to be conscious of a cackle that could give points to the noisest of hen yards. And it is towards that same cackle that the voice of the soft er sex is drifting. A number of different causes are given as responsible for this change. Our soft-voiced mothers and grand mothers did not have to make them s...
THE FAMILY COUNCIL. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
THE FAMILY COUNCIL. By FRANCES BROWN. I. They were old--over seventy, both ctf them-and it was before the time of the Old-Age Pension, so there seemed nothing for it but the "House." The man, his face weather-beaten and gnarled under beetling, pent house brows, sat upright in his chair and gazed fixedly out of the open lat tice window at a yellow tea-rose that nodded its graceful head in the aper ture. A light summer breeze stirred the curtains, bringing with it a home ly scent of gilly-flowers. Richard Dale's face was impassive. It might have been hewn out of rough granite, and to all appearance as life less a thing, so far as any indication of paying attention to the family con clave was concerned; but, his hear ing was unimpaired, he lost not a word of the discusscion. The old woman, whom as the belle of the village he had wedded fifty years ago, sat on the opposite side of the inglenook and looked with pa thetically patient eyes at the man whose handsome face and manly Learing h...
PATIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
PATIENCE. "'To know how to wait," says De Maistre, "is the secret of success." Cyrus Field was ten years in laying the Atlantic cable. The first time he tried to lower it the great rope snap ped in mid-ocean, and when they grap pled it and brought it to the surface, it. slipped away from them, and was gone. Not until he had tried thirty times was the tireless patience of the inventor rewarded. In life's school one of the hardest lessons is to learn to wait patiently. It has been said that speech has been given to women to conceal their thoughts, but it seldom even con ceals their thoughtlessness. For six months a vicar in the North has been trying to get a curate. W'e know many old maids who have been trying for years. Most things we haven't the slight est right to are rather pleasant.
The Great Montamor Case. CHAPTER XXVI. "Rex v. James Gilbert. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 10 April 1914
The Great Montamor. Case. By ALICE M. DIEHL, AuthourOs of "The Knave of Hearts," CHAPTER XXVI. "Rex v. James Gilbert. Before umany hours were over the Press blazed with paragraphs relating to the arrest of Robert, Lord Monta mor, on a charge of murder.. Sensa tional headings met the public eye from the boards which set forth the contents of the many newspapers. "The claimant arrested on a charge of murder." ran one. "Tragic de velopment of the Montamor Case," was the heading of another. "The Montamor arrest for a crime," was the dark hint of an evening paper. Robert, standing white, motionless, while the cab was being fetched to convey him to Bow-street, thought with a shuddering horror of Netta and his mother. lie must send a tele gram. In his first interview with his solicitor he would give no account of the substance of his defence until a telegram had been despatched. "I am detained for a time on an absurd charge. which I can absolute ly disprove." he wired to his darling. -"All...