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CONDITIONAL LEASES. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
CONDITIONAL LEASES. The Minister for Lands desires to draw the attention ot holders of Condi ttional Leases, especially those whoso leases commenced many years ago, to the following" matter:—' All conditional Leases applied for prior to the passing of the Crown Lands Act, of 1903, have a term of 28 years which may be extended to 40 years on application in the prescribed manner. The date of commencement of leases, which were applied for during the per-' iod 1st January 1885, and 30 November 1889 expire at the end of.; 28 years from the date of confirmation of the ap plications by the local land board, but extension of" the term or conversion into, additional conditional purchase must'be' applied for before the expiration of the 28 years term if the holders desire to retain possession of these lauds. Many holders of these Lenses con firmed by the Local Land Board during 1885 and J 88(5 have not, doubtless for reasons of their own, exercised their right to extension bn the term 01, the...
PROBLEM OF THE ERADICATION OF THE WILD OAT. VALUE OF SCIENTIFIC FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
l'ROBLEM OF THE ERADICATION' OP THE WILD OAT. VALUE OF SCIENTIFIC FARMING. A "featuro of the crops in thy old established wheat, districts is the im provement in methods of cultivation, and .the advantage to be gained in adopting the new methods is striking ly apparent. In every case where crops were sown 011 fallowed ground, and carefully put in, the return will be,good recompense for; extra labour entailed. Further, the difference is shown in the methods adopt ed on the main line compared with those further away iu the new districts on the branch lines, compared with those further away in the new districts on the branch imeB, where old-time methods are still prac tised by a few. in the one' case the 'careful cutivatiou keeps the paddocks clean and free of the wild out's and woedB( even on ground that, has been cultivated continuously for- years. In the other case, haphazard methods are responsible for very irregular crowtb, and a, very liberal showing ot troublesome wild oat. This...
MAGNIFICENT CROPS. AUSTRALIA'S GRANARY (By Our Special Reporter.) [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
MAGNIFICENT CROPS. AUSTRALIA S GllANAUY. (.By Our Sxieciai Rei>ouer The claim of the Southern Riveriiui —mat part lying uetweeu the IMur ruiauidsee .ma Alurray.rivers—.is -bo ; ing . Uie main granary 01' Australia, is uiuro hrnily established mis year lliau ever. Travellers, throughout uie scale :regard-'the cropS. ir0111 Aibury 10 SVagya and Juuee, and The itooJi 10 Lociihart, Uriuiu, ulear liiiis and Ber rigan,; as tho-best they, have seen 111 the Siate, aud possibly better gener , allj than have been grown hitherto. There is no doubt but that the pic ture of hundreds of acres of -'iuaguid cent crops is a beautiful one, ana gladdens the hearts of farmers and ' business • men alike. The "beuelit oj: the recent general rains is incalcul able, l'or the crops are looking greener ancL'frealier than they aid"- a month ago: Had the showers not come when tlisy did, the. hum of the harvesters in the paddocks would have been heard ere this.' In some cases 'can be seen where liayi-cutting...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
; GENERAL NEWS. A man named Owen Crewe was at tending some horses at Roseneath, near Peak Hill, N.S.W., when he was savagely attacked by a draught mare .with a foal at toot. The animal bit Crew in the throat, almost tearing it out. He was taken to the hospital, but soon afterwards succumbed. * * * A little girl was gathering hen eggs at Dookie -When she was attacked by a large brown sna'ie. Jit diii not bite her bwt made its i>£C-ape under the houBe. Then it was entice i out into the open again. The sir: and her mother played the violin and piano. The snake whgged its head In appre ciation of the melody 'uul its joy was short-lived and a blow with a scythe severed ita head. When Henry Craven, a plumber, was walking along the ramp at Flinders street railway station ht: dropped hie bag. As he stooped t :- pick it up he felt a sbarp pain in his knee which caused him to fall. He was unable to rise to his feet and was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, where it was found tbat he had f...
Forewarned. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Forewarned.; An old couple wlio had spent their lives in a small country village re cently determined to pay a viBlt to Melbourne. Their friends gave them much advice, principally on the ways of the wily "sharper." So the old people set off on their journey, deter mined to look out for these men; and should they meet any had characters, to take care not to be misled by any expressions of friendship. On the way, the old gentleman got off at a junction to get some lunch, and the train went oft without him. It was a terrible mishap. The last ho saw of his wife, she was craning out of the carriage window shouting something reproachful at him which I he couldn't hear on account of the noise of the train. It happened that an express came along a few minutes later. The man boarded this, and got to Melbourne nearly half an liour before his wife's I train was due. He was waiting for ' her at the station when she arrived. ' He ran up to her, and seized her bag. | "Well, Jane," he said, "I'm g...
Both Curious. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Both Curious. "Women's curiosity," said Mr. Gam moi-, "is a quality o[ mind beyoud all human understanding." "Yes," said Mrs. Gammer. "What mnde you think of that?" , "The actions of a woman I saw in the town to-day," answered Mr. Gam mer. "She followed a man nearly half a mile just to read a placard that was fastened 011 his back. She spot ted him in King-street. That; was really the end of the trip, I feel sure, from something she said to another woman, who was too fat to join in the chase. But when she caught sight of the blue poster tied to his back her curiosity got the better of lier, and she set out after him. "He led her quite a chase, along Manchester-road, down Avon-street, and through Chestnut-square, but she never weakened. Shq faithfully fol lowed him and finally got close enough to read the poster." Mrs. Gammer reflected a moment "What did it say?" she asked. "It advised her to get her teeth pulled somewhere along Nelson street." Mrs. Gammer thought again. "Where were ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
■ Change of Business** 14TAVJNG purchased the Busi , ness of Mr. L. BURGE, I respectfully solicit the support of the Residents of the Town and District. All work entrusted to me will re ceive prompt and careful attention Harvester Repairs and Comb ■1 Dressing a Speciality. T. J. TURNER BLACKSMITH & WHEELWRIGHT Oaklarids. Notice to Owners of . Horses. MESSRS. I. P. MFFIET 6 I. HUES ANNOUNCE that they Will Visit any portion of the URANA and OAK LANDS Districts to attend to Horses. Special attention will be given to Horae Dentistry and Clipping, and all .work, undertaken will be carried out carefnlly. • oj possojppn oq oj sciotiwranoxuioa mr 11. BARNES, • Oaklands. W. X KA1W, (LATE P. J. BIcDONALD) Hairdresser & Tobacconist, OAKL&NDS. WISHES to inform the Public that he has purchased the above busi ness, and solicits a continuance of Public Patronage for the future. BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, CIGAR ETTES AND TOBACCO KEPT. LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PIPES, FANCY GOODS, ETC....
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
LADIES' LETTEK. By. "Irene," , There have not been many startling split skirts at the race meetings so far, indeed, as far as my own observa tion goes, I should say they have been,. conspicuous by their absence. Fluffy underskirts are creeping into evidence again, so that where there 'was a mod est little slit it but revealed the soft ■frou-frou of lace or delicate eillc frills. But Jack declares that he saw "some regular 'bobby dazzlers,'" especially in tha saddling paddock. This is Jack's scarcely lucid way of telling of something startling in attire, tir the tout ensemble. He declares he met one woman in a crimson-lake and ver digris green toilette which made him blink, it was so eye-dazzling. He sticks to the colors; says he addled his brain-until he recalled something to express the exact shades. I must confess I did not see anything quite 30 vivid, though pretty near it. He: [ also 'complains of eye-paining yellows; But what he talks about more than anything else—and, as to th...
THE COWBOY'S CREED. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
THE COWBOY'S CREED. "I see in the evening paper," said my Arizona friend, "How a feller was shook by his Mis sus, and brung her life to an end. Thar'll he lota to pity the feller, and say that it sarved ber right, And I ain't a-settin in judgment, nor takin' up no one's fight. But I never could shoot a rabbit, out whar rabbits is thick, And I figger that shootin' a lady is a similar kind o' trick, Rabbits and ladies and babies—they can't shoot back, you eee, And tile guy was a cur that murdered her!" said Phoenix Phil to me. "You remember the gal out in Phoe nix," eaid my Arizona friend. "You remember the home she made me, and the dream that had to end. I never wbb able to figger, when I seen X was In. the lurch, How she left my kind of a feller for the rat ©he met at a church. Eut I wasn't no Ideal husband; I was always fact and wild, And she waited a feller with manners and his ehirt all proper biled. I heard that he madB her happy, bo I figgered I'd let her be, [Which, is harder ...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. A LETTER FROM LAURA. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. A LETTER FROM LAURA. Sparkling- Lake, July 29.—Dear Bes sie:—A miracle has happened.. Yes, you have guessed it first time. . He came yesterday morning, and all Jlone. I had almost persuaded mam ma to start for home at the end o£ another week, but we may stay a lit tle longer. I sliant tell you any more about him now—'but I hope mamma will try to be contented here £or the present. He la rather tall and ex tremely handsome. I suppose you are having a gay time as usual. He came hare almost "by accident. He had in tended to take a trip with his married sister and her husband, but their ar rangements were upset at the last moment and somebody told .him about Sparkling Lake, so he came here, "just on a chance." He has a lovely bari tone voice and sings beautifully. I happened to be in the office of the hotel when he arrived and the clerk introduced ue. He says he had nu Idea he was goiru; to find it so at tractive here, but, of course, you never can believe half the ...
Not Experienced. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Not Expcricnccd. In n rural town Uiero was a shift less man who would nover accept gifts outright, although lib was always de pending on charity, lie painted land scapes, and an old lady, when benevo lently inclined, would hire him to do eorate her walls with rural sceneB, highly colored in glaring tints, as if nature had turned color-blind. There were cows in overy scene, and tile old lady noticed that all tho cows wore up to their knees In water. Not one stood clear on the vivid green hills. "Jorvey," she remarked to tho old man, "why do you always put the cows in the water?" "It's this way, Mrs. Brlndin," tho old artist responded. "You see, ma'am, i never learned to paint lioots."
Poor Old Man. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Poor Old Man. Mr. Alfml Lester, who has been lioliduy-makliiK in Norway, was toll ing us recently a story about a nowly marrletl lady who wan being inter viewed by tlio reporter of the local paper just after the ceremony. "And after the honeymoon whero do you intend to settle down?" was hia dual question. "At tho Old MuiiHe," Bald the brldo as Hhe hurried away. Tho reporter thought It. Bounded a bit familiar, but he decided to uso it in IiIb interview, no when it appeared in print the report, llniuhed up: "After tho honeymoon the happy couple intend to live at the old mall's."
Where He Longed To Be. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Where He Longed To Be; Mrs. J. L. Story, who has just pub lished another interesting book of re collections, tolls a quaintly pathetic little story, ot a homesick Scottish sol dier who was dying in India, The regimontal chaplain came to see him, to prepare him for the end, and after they had-talked- toif some time lie nsked: "Can I do anything for you? Is there any message I can send'to your friends at home?" "Nb, sir, thank you; I have seen to ail that," the man replied. "But there Is just one question 1 should like to ask you." "What is tliat?" said the chaplain. "I'will answer you if I can." "Well, sir, It's just this," the sol dier continued. "You see, you have made1 me hope that when I die I t go to Heaven. Do you think it's any way possible that 1 micht gae around by. Aberdeen?"
Hard to Please. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Hard to Please; "I liope you're pleased with tia.slr," said the proprietor of the summer re sort to tho departing guest. "Perfectly, perfectly," heartily re sponded the guest; "deliglitful walks and drives, magnificent viows, best bathing I ever had; cool, airy rooms, a table equal to the best in the city, and cliargOB reasonable. Why, I liover enjoyed a holiday half as much!" "Thank you, sir, thank you!" said the beaming host. "1 trust you will come again next summer." "No, sir," said tho guest emphati cally; "not much." "Why—why not?" asked tho aston ished host. "What's tho use," demanded tho guest, "of spending your summer at a report if you am't complain all •win ter of tho discomforts you've endured, and tell how much better off you'd have been if you'd stayed at home?"
PITY THE POOR HORSE. A Fashion That Spells Cruelty. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
PITY THE POOR HORSE. V I A Fashion That Spells Cruelty. Horses have long been victims of fashion, for fashion has decreed that their tails shall he docked. They loolt smarter, it seems, without tails, and the heedless make for the imagined smartness, never thinking that In tiie questionable pursuit they are hurting tiie horses. It la In the summer-time that the custom lias most effect—when Hies are about, Lieutenant It. A. Tim mis, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, points out, there In a very perfect sys tem of lly-muscles extending all over the body of the horse, except where the tail Is supposed to reach, if un mutilated. Hence a tail of length reaching nearly to the hocks Is abso lutely necessary, if the liorse Is to be ullowed any peace In the summer. If a horse lias once Ooen docked, It can never have a tall of any use U. it; but If it has only had the hair of the tail banged* short, however short, It can soon have not only a defence against Hies, but a .iiuite long tall, which i...
CHAPTER XX. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
CHAPTER XX; It was the evening of the second performance of Lady Pettigew'6 great dramatic entertainment. "What, not coming to Lady Pettl gew's?" "When I go to the play I like to see It acted!" "But I'm in it, Uncle!" "'Mplx!" "You accepted Lady Pettigew's in vitation," urged young Penistone Cott to hte uncle; "you've bought two tic kets, so you must come and see me act." "Amateur theatricals! Nice train ing for a rising young barrister!"said John Cott, satirically. "Dear Uncle, I am going to com blno 'Lovers' and counsel for the de fence in the future!" replied the youngster. He spoke lightly, yet ho felt nettled that liie uncle would not come to see him play. John Cott squinted at the well-cut evening clothes, the white expanse of shirt front, tlio polished collar, surmounted by an alert, clean-shaven face that ended in a Arm chin. There was a fatherly pride, yet a suggestion of disapproval, in his gianco. Ho had had to work hard in his young days to lay a foundation tor success. ...
Forever. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Forever. The breezes sing It as they pass Among the reeds that gently sway; The Httlo live things in the grass Repeat it all the summer day; I hear it in tile field and glen; The thrush, the linnet, and the wren Have nothing else to sing or say. The brook that gurgles at my feet Employs it as a sad retrain; I hear it ill the noisy street And in the quiet, grassy lane; It issues from the busy shops, And it is murmured by the drops That dash themselves against the pane. When clouds have robbed the day of light, And when tlie sky is bright and blue, When morning comes and late at night, I hear it still, and bo do you; • It is the grim demand to pay; No matter where we hide or Btray, Some wretched bill is always due. —S. E. ICiser.
HINTS FOR HOLIDAY MAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
HINTS FOR HOLIDAY MAKERS. As the wife and the children usually monopolise all tlio space, it Is advis able to select ail empty cigar-box for your own requirements. When you have packed the trunk full to overflowing, you can still pile on the articles—if you have a twenty stone cook who can sit on the lid while you turn the key. Plenty of refreshment should be provided. A railway journey to the seaside brings on a voracious appe tite eu route. A small hammer should be provided to crack the railway buns and saudwiches. The children should sit on the lug gage, while you are getting the tickets. It is best to take the dog, as with the aid of an extra long lead he can amuse the children by tripping up old gentlemen and porters. If you are hard up, one or two chil dren over age can travel free by fix ing them up in rabbit hutches, marked "With Care." A guinea-pig or two which could appear at the bars would ensure the device being undetected. Leave the children at the station while seeldii...
AMUSING INCIDENTS. Candid. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
AJMUSINQ INCIDENTS. Candid. Tlio temperance reformer was Just ly prcud ol' having converted tlio big gest drunkard In a little Scottish town and Induced him—he was the local gravedlgger—to get on the platform and spoilt IiIb experiences. "My friendH," lie said, "I never, never thocht to ntunU upon this plat form with the I'rovoBt on one. side o' mo and the toon cleric on the itlier .side o' me. I never thocht to tell yo Hint for u whole month I liavon't touehod a drap of anything. I've saved enough to buy me a braw oak collln wl' brass handles nnrt brusB nalhi—and if I'm a teetotaler for an itlier month 1 shall bo wantln' It!"
Useless— [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 7 November 1913
Useless— Asking Time to wait a second. Having a parson who 1s not a beggar. Requesting the tide to postpone its; visit. Searching for a- new-born railway sandwich. Hoping to get rid o£ a summons by burning It. Trying to rob Youth of -Its romantic' spectacles. Telling a liar that truth is stranger than fiction. Trying to stop a sUop egg once it begins reciting. Trying to find a seaside landlady who hates "extras." Demanding a re-count when the nurse says it's three. Accepting a girl's hand unless you' can put something In It'.