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READY FOR IT. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
READY FOR IT. Having a pressing ongagement with good client, an oil merchant was oblig oil to leave his office in solo charge of a scrubwoman. "Now, my good woman," ho said, indicating tlio telephone, "whon you hear the bell ring attached to that lit tle box, just go to the tubo ai.d shout 'Hello 1 Who aro you?" and wait for a reply. The merchant had been gone about half an hour whon the telephone bell rang furiously. The woman rushed a the tube, shouted out tho necessary query r and put the receiver to her ear. "I'm Dobson, from Harlem," cams tho answer. "Got a lot of oil for you, and wiBh to send it on at once. Bo ready to receive it." Presently tho merchant returned, and, to his amazement, saw the woman holding an empty bucket under tho telephone tube. "What on earth are you doing with i that pail P" ho asked, I "Well, sir," she replied, "as soon as you was gone a man shouted through the tubo that he was sending a largo supply of oil, and asked someone to re ceive it, so I'm a-ho...
COURSING CLUB. CHAMPION MEETING. MR. ATKINS WINS FIRST AND SECOND PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
COURSING CLUB, CHAMPION MEETING. MR. ATKINS WINS FIBST AND SECOND PRIZES. The Champion meeting of the Uluncs District Coursing Club was very successfully concluded on Friday last, when the weather Vaa tine. Coursing commenced in the pad docks near Mr Frasor's homestead, the route of the first day's meeting being taken. Hares were plentiful enough to enable the trials to be com pleted in leisurely manner before lunch. When strong favorites in Tiny Thoughts and Pearlitis were de feated, it could be seen thr.t Mr E. A. Atkin's chances of winning the stake with either Corner King or Miss Lilian were rosy, and not a few ex pressed the opinion-which proved oorrect-that he -would repeat his performance at the first meeting of the club this season, and take both first and second prizes. Cornet"King,- how ever, was very sore on one of his feet, which was minus a toe-nail; and Miss Lillian had had an exceptionally severe gruelling in the course against All Blue. Consequently Cocoa, which got ...
FEDERAL LIBERAL POLICY MR COOK'S SPEECH. (Contributed.) [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
FEDERAL LIBERAL POLICY 1 MR COOK'S SPEECH. (Contributed.) The Liberal policy which thp Prime Minister officially an nounced at Parramatta on Wr! nesday, is wide, vigorous, pmrij cal. To say that it is open to honest criticism, is simply to admit that it deals with live is sues, and that on such issues men always have differed, always will differ. But Labor will have to cast about for some argument in place of the Borely overworked assertion, that. Liberalism boasts only a necklace of negations, for Mr Cook outlined work for the Federal Parliament, the right do ing of which would make the three years from September 1914, to September 1917, memorable. First and foremost, Mr Cook put "The preservation, of the principle of responeible govern ment." To that captious, critics have taken exception, contending that this plank binds, Mr Cook to the championship of the party system with "all its defects.. . No contention, could be shallower. Mr Cook doep.pledge himself to oppose the. theorist...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
ATI W, J. CHAMPIOJTS Cash Clearing Sale. THE RECORD FOR LO W PRICES We intend selling everything possible Prior to Stocktaking , AT| W. J. CHAMPION'S! Commonwealth j^feBank of Eustvalia HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY Thta Bank Is open for all C1mb«s of GENERAL BANKING BU3INC88 »t . EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Also at Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Brlabane, Rockhampton, Townirille, and Londom. Gable remittances mad# to, and drafts drawn on foreign places direct. Foreign bills negotiated and % . \collected. Letters of credit issued to any part of the worltf. Bills negotiated or forwarded for collection. Banking and Exchange IJuiiness of every description transaoted within thei Common* Wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Interest paid on fixed deposit*. Advances made against approved securities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Viotorlan Central OfDcoi 317 COLLINB 6TREETf MELBOURNE* Brlnches in the above cities and 2,000 Acenqio* at Post Offices throug...
SPORTING NOTES. CLUNES GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
SPORTING NOTES. (BY " PAKEHA.") OLUNES GUN CLUB. The adjourned annual meeting of the Clunos Gun club will be hold at the Cattle Market hotel on Thursday next, 23rd July, at 2 o'clock. A large attendance is requested. COUItSING. I Success is the proper word for the : recent Champion uieotiug of the ! Clunes club. I A. B. Co weir gave it as his opinion ; that Lady Myola would lead Fine . Time up by 2 or 3 lengths. He got a j surprise. Lady Myola has never been 1 led until she met Fine Time. [ Nixeline, Now England, Mad Mol lah and All Blue were the four beaten by Miss Lilian. Corner King, Mr Atkin's other dog, downed Matrex and Cocoa. The longest courses for the meeting | were thoso put up by Magic Chimes J aud Paddy Boy, and Miss Lilian and All Blue. Breadwinner, of the same brooding as Miss Lilian and Corner King, put up a poor performance against llcgal Bequest. It very often happgps that there are " duffers" as: well as good ones in a litter. Masonic, Mr Alex. Clarko's pur chase a...
EXPERIENCE V. GENERALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
EXPERIENCE v. GENERALITIES. There are no liars like statistics, it has been suid, and our memory is al ways lying to us with mere statistios ©f our past experience. All the thought of the world is full of them, for it is all based upon memories, and there is nothing to correct these but the quick ness of present experience. That is what Walt Whitman meant when he said that to look with the eyo confounds tho wisdom of ages. It is not that eaoli ono of us now is wiser than any wiso man of "the past; but that all wis dom has tho past for its material, and can therefore be corrected by an ex perience of tho moment. Wo need not be wiso in our own conceit, but we must not allow tho wisdom of others to dull the freshness of our own expf ience. What some groat man ma»;. s out of his memories may be better than what we make out of our own; but i must not take tho place for us ol. what happens to oui-selvet. Most of tho worst iniquities and oppressions ot the world happen because the oppres s...
Markets. AVOCA STOCK SALE. Thursday, 16th July. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
Markets. AVOOA STOCK SALE. Thursday, ICth July. Messrs Crawford Dowling and Seymour report having held their usual sale at Avoca as above. There was a medium yarding of sheep, botweon COO and 700 coming forward. Several lota advised failed to put n in appearance, owing doubtless to the recent rains. Competition was not so brisk as usual, and only a compara tively s i ill number changed hands. Quotations. -Fat wethers and ewes, 23s 9d ; merino wethers, 6 tootb, 17s lid, 17s 9d, 17s 6d ; crossbred and merino weaners, 15s Id; crossbred weaners, 15s, 14s 3d. Sales.-97 crossbred and merino weanors, Mr D. Harbour, Aroca. 70 merino wethers, Mr Geo. Laing, Avoca. 14 crossbred weaners, Mr J. G. Forte, Mt Lgnarch. 14 crossbred weaners, Mr J. C. Henderson, Avoca. 2 wethers and ewes, Mr B. Elliott, Rathscar "West. Other sales for Mr R. B. Johnstone; Avoca. The next sale will be held on July 30th, and early entries are invited. For chronic chest complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1 ;6
THE USE OF LINSEED OIL ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
THE USE OP LINSEED OIL ON THE FARM. Raw linseed oil, just as expressed from flax seed, either (Calcutta or Aus tralian, iB ttlq best for application to wo6d;"enchartcirig itV'durability and preventing decay, as well as making 1 it wear smoothly to "the hand. The oil fills up all pores in the wood, con ' geals there, and prevents the entranoe i of moisture and fungoid spores. ( All farm and garden tools made of I wood, or having wooden parts or handles, when new, should be washed clean of all dirt, and then as much t raw oil as they will absorb should be applied by means of a flannel, rag, or I a brush, choosing a hot day for the | purpose. They should be placed in ! | the Bun, and as the oil dries more j ijhouid bo given Until they are satu rated. Ruke, spade, piok, axe, handles, &c., treated in this manner ?will outlast even the steel parts, if the tools are l?epfc sheltered from the weather when not in use. OarpenterB1 and small wooden- tools should be dealt with in tlio s...
IS THE WHALE DISAPPEARING? [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
IS JHE WHALE DISAPPEARING? Tho fact that iuu ..* milo is disappear ing is pointed out by tho head of tho Paris Natural History Museum. Several spocies will probably soon be lost on account of tho very active hunting be ing carried on at present. No loss than thirty Norwegian companios are engag ed in this work off tho western coast oi Africa, and on tlio eastern coast in the Mozambique region. The danger is as groat from English enterprise. This ac count of the future extinction of the whale led the Academy to pass resolu tions recommending the interest of the government in tho matter, and calling for an international commission.
Clunes Guardian & Gazette THE NOBLEST MOTIVE IS THE PUBLICGOOD TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
THE NOBLEST MOTIVE IS THE PUBLIC GOOD TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1914. All interested in dairying-and. there are a large number engaged.in the industry in Clunes and district are reminded of the lecture to be given in the assembly room (town hall)"this evening, at 8 o'clock, by one of the dairy experts of the Agricultural department. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance, and that the efforts of the department and the Clunes Agricultural Society (under whose auspices the lecture is given) to promote tho welfare of the indus try, will be thus encouraged. Carters and othors are remindod of the working bee to be held in aid of the Olunes Hospital on Thursday next, in connection with the removal of the firewood cut in the forest, near Brusaschi's, to tho Institution. , All who can assist either in carting or stacking the wood arc cordially invited to join in the !' bee." The fortnightly meeting of the Clunes Branch A.N. A. will be held on Friday evening next, at 7.30. Mr J. D. Uutson...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
Piano & Organ Timing Our Piano Tuner, BIr GEO, PARKER, is at present in Olunes, Those requiring the aervicos of a thoroughly competent man are requested to leavo their name and address at Blaokband'a. Cluneu will bo visited quarterly. Ask for particulars] regarding our trUyearly tuning list. Buttons Propty. litd., BALUAUAT, , Sgelbown^JBgwIigo »ud Qqotong THE MAILS. TlMflS Ot OLOSXNP AND RE CEIVING ' Mails jloae atjthe PoBtj Office, Glunes as follows: Talbot. Maryborough, Castlemaine -8 a m daily Tourello, Oreswiok, Ballarat, Mel bourne 8a m daily Tourello, Creswick, Ballarat, Mel bourne-1.10 p m daily Talbot and Maryborough-2.30 p m daily Creswick and Ballarat-7.5 p m daily Talbot andJMaryborough (inoludes all letters, &c,, for Melbourne)-8 p m daily Glengower-3 p m Tuesdays and Fn A late fee of one penny will be accep ted after the time for closing, andi up to | the aotual closing of the mail bags J Mails received at the Post office, Claues, as follows: - v Talbot ...
Items of Interest [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
Items of Interest jnmuel Roberts, village postman of Llanystumdwy, Las retired after 39 years' service. He has travelled 130,650 milps on foot through every kind of weather, and is still hale and hearty. A police dog speedily vanquished an »rmed apache in Pans. The ruffian, arawing a revolver, fired at a con stable who was about to arrest him. Tlie bullot Hew wide, and the apache wad going to firo again, n|hen the policeman's dog seised him by the ear. Soi-earning with pat» the apache drop ped the revolver, tiid was at onco captured. The Hamburg police authorities have made a regulation ordering tramway car conductors, under penalty of losing their liconses, not to allow women with unprotected hatpins to remain in their cars. The police are also ordered to take the name and address of women with unprotected hatpins, who aro liable to a fine of from £1 to £2. On the arrival at Plymouth recently of the Hamburg-Amerika liner Impera tor from New York it was reported that during the voya...
WAKES-WEEK THRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
WAKES-WEEK THKIFT. To return "spent-up"--tlmt is one of Lancashire's littlo humours. Gr away whore you chooBo, do everything. BOO everything; grudge; nulli ug, HIIIK all the timo, Tinil coinc back "sp/:n; up." That is tile Lancaslrre holiday spirit. Improvement? - No. Ti;e\ havo ear-marked a sum especially for holidays, saving it week by week the long year through, and 0:1 holiday;, ii should bo spent. The cotton-worker who does not spend his holiday inoiK' is looked upon as some hu.g of n cur mudgeon. They s;1 y that a man who "winna bluo. 'is wakes brass would borrow money from you to put i' tlr bank." It is a oaroless, jolly spirit rather than improvidence. Tho joss of oaidoor freedom which mill-lifo en taite carries this compensation; k adds a zest to a week's freedom such nB few other holiday-makers can know. And how well tliesj fo.lt do holidays I Laughter, chaff, mischief, all tho day, all the week through. And money as a "mere incident in existence-in its light placo forjjin...
AMOUNT OF LIMESTONE TO APPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 21 July 1914
AMOUNT OF LIMESTONE TO APPLY. Thi amount of limestone to use per aero varios. "When soil is aoid it re- ? quires up to as high as from 2} to 3 : tons per aero to- correot tlio acidity. ! Soils of limestone origin do not ro- ' quiro as much lime, as a rulo, na soils lacking originally in this clement. Or inary drossings aro from half a ton to 30 cwt. pur aero. It can bo said, howovor, that evon limestone soils Ih'at liavo beon oropped for a good many years often require .some limestone to orrect' aeidily, beoauso thovo is a tou deney for lime to leacli away from th:" npper portion of tho soil. Tlio bos: othod of applying limo is by the uso of the fertiliser drill and after plough ing. Tho limo is applied after plough ing for tho reason that there is n tendency for it to loach through tlii upper portion of tho furrow, nnd ii doing this corrects tho aoid of tho soil
MAIZE FOR COLOR. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 24 July 1914
MAIZE FOR COLOR. There are so-called egg foods ga-) lore, but he real thing Is a proper pro portion of maize green food and lean meat. Too often the high-priced win ter egg proves but a pale, flabby af fair with colorless yolk and watery white. This results from feeding without a sufficiency of green food and hard grain, especially maizei Fresh green feed and maize will pro duce the egg with rich, golden yolk and firm white standing up around it -a thing of beauty on the breakfast table and a joy to the breakfaster. An abundance of egg-making food fed to the pullets in an appetising and di gestible form so that large quantities may be eaten and assimilated is ne cessary to prolific egg production at any season, but particularly in win ter. Succulent green food is especi ally essential for this purpose, being in fact one of the things that belong to the springtime with its flush of egg production.
FOR THE FARMER. BRANDING CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 24 July 1914
FOR THE FARMER; BRANDING CATTLE. Tho great waste o£ money entailed by our present methods of branding cattle Is a subject which periodically crops up in the newspapers and lea ther trade journals. It never appears, however, to get past this stage, for the same Injurious method of apply ing hot Irons to the best part of an animal's hide still continues. In this connection it is pointed out by the English Farmers' Federation that the difference in price of leather, were it not branded, is probably 3d. to 4d. per pound. Then, again, raw hides, if not branded, would fetch Id. per pound more, and, as these hides weigh from CO lb. to 80 lb. the difference in value is very appreciable. The Federa tion advocates either an alteration of the method of branding, or that the animals be branded with smaller brands, on the cheeks, ears, or flanks -not on the rump or the back, as is at present nearly always done. They consider that this would.be equally distinguishable, and would do from 5/- to 7/...
A PERFECT WOMAN. What She Should Measure. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 24 July 1914
A PERFECT WOMAN. What She Should Measure. If any woman wishes to know if she is a-perfect specimen of her sex she has only to apply to the rules laid down for ascertaining the fact, and figure out results. First as to height; tastes differ, but the Medicean Venus is '5ft. Sin. in height, and this is held by many sculptors and artists to be the most admirable stature. For a woman of 5ft. 5in. 1381b. is the proper weight, and if she is well formed she can stand another 101b. without greatly showing it. ?When the arms are extended she should measure from tip of middle finger to tip of middle finger just 5ft. 5in., exactly lier own heiight. The lengtli of her hand should be just a tenth of that, of her foot just a seventh, and the diameter of her chest a fifth. From the thighs to the ground she should measure just what she measures from the thighs to the top of her heacl. The knee should come exactly midway b'etween the thigh and the heel. The distance from the elbow to the middle finge...
WOMAN'S WORLD. SECRET ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 24 July 1914
WOMAN'S WORLD. SECRET ENGAGEMENTS. it is curious what a secretive ten dency some girls exhibit in their love affairs. It seems that the more deeply and truly people care for each other, the less they desire to call the world to come and gaze upon the spec tacle of their devotion. But there is a very happy medium indeed between that and carrying on a love affair in secret. Some girls more especially very young girls have a romantic idea that it 1b de li0htful to keep from those' in author ity the knowledge that they have told someone ue has their love. But let me say here that parents ought at once to be Informed of a pro posal of marriage, and their consent asked, or else no engagement can be entered upon. A man with any sense of honor will wish at once to go to those who have the authority, and ask for their con sent, in such a case. Ho never tries to hide the matter, even if it be for the greater enjoyment of secret understanding between him and the girl he' hopes to make his wife...
CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. [Newspaper Article] — Clunes Guardian and Gazette — 24 July 1914
CHAPTER III. The Sard Intaglio. Gllray moved back as If that lone, slim hand was some fearful thing fraught with peril. Yet he was strange ly fascinated by it, it aroused all his artistic sense and love of the beauti ful. Nor was he blind to the value of those beautiful old rings that decked it with their glittering brilliants. It seemed to him that he had seen one of them before in a famous collection of jewels. Surely the one with the panel of stones had been part of the D'AIen cus treasures. Gllray could have sworn that he had once had it in his hand for in spection; that it was something he at one time had been half disposed to buy. Sweating and trembling as he was from head to loot, he could not keep these thoughts out of his mind. The slim, white arm advanced, the slender fingers with the nails of pearl were almost on his foot, the waving light made circles of flame in the sha dows, he could see the gleaming eyes of the terrified rats. He could see, too, the dark slime on .the...