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Made a Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
! Made a Mistake, Jackson was busy In his front Kar- den at No. 11 yesterday, when an im- portant Individual accosted him. "Good afternoon!" "Good afternoon!" was Jackson's reply. "I've called from Drown and Co., to collect your little account with them!" "You have, hnvp you?" | "Yes. This mnkes the sixth appli- ' cation." "The sixth! Yon are sure it's the sixth?" j "Quite sure; and I'm Instructed lo say that If you don't settlo up to-day , proceedings to recover will bo taken against you." j "Indeed!" ' "Yes. Are yon going to pay lt now?" i "Certainly not. I'll see you and Brown and Co. hanged first before I pay you a cont." . "Very well, slr, very well. You'll be Börry for this If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Jones." Tho debt-collector hurried off, but had scarcely taken twenty steps when Jnckson recalled him. "Oh, you've thought better of lt, have you. Mr. Jones?" "Be good enough to call me by my right name, if you please." "What, aren't you Mr. Jones?" "No, I'm not Mr. Jones, nor wns I...
Very Fortunate. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
Very Fortunate. Old Mr. and Mrs. Smiley were giv- ing thcl ranimai party, and Mr. Smiley was making Iiis usual speech. "For forty years have my good wife and I travelled hand-lu-liand dawn lito's thorny path." he said. "In nil those years not one single harsh, hasty, unkind word has passed our lips. Isn't that true, mother?" "Mother" had quietly fallen asleep on the sofa, and as he laid his hand caressingly on her shoulder she snort- ed defiantly, and said, sharply: - "Get up yourself and light tho lire, Sam. I lit It last, and I'll seo you far enough before I'll do II this morning. you- Oh, ob, I-I-why, I must have dropped off to sleep!" "And I think you'd hotter have stayed asleep, Lily," hissed Samuel into her ear.
BLACK BREMNER. A TALE OF THE NORTH SEA FISHING FLEET. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
BLACK BREMNER, j A TALE OF THE NORTH SEA FISHING FLEET. Flushed with rage, John Bremner swung out of tho cottage. Slamming its door behind him, he passed down the narrow cobbled street towards tho distant quay, swearing as he went. "The Jade," he muttered savagely. "So she's going to marry Joe Smith, ls she? Well, we'll see about that, 1 reckon. She ain't married to him yet. She won't Bplice neither for three months, she says. Faith, much may happen by then. I may even have a share in a smack, same as Smith. If I had, reckon it would make a difference to Janet. It's the money she's after-money! Well, she shall have lt this trip. I'll show tho skip- per where ho can have fish for the casting-virgin, too, or I'm a Dutch- man! Aye, I'll show it him if so he he pays nie for doing it. If ho won't, there's plenty of others who will, and I can ship along with them." Plunging his hands deep into the pockets of his pea-jacket, Bremner rounded the corner of the street, to fall, as he did so, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
DEMPSTER'S THE BEEHIVE, Launceston Offer special facilit- ies to Country Clients, every Article bought on our guarantee Namely: Any Client having purchased an article that fails to give satisfaction please return same immediately and we refund your money as cheerfully as we take it from yoii. Satisfaction Always WE are not infallable, but no one can be "stung" here with undesir- able purchase, through your mistake or ours. Agreeable Service WE aim;to make it pleasant for you to buy at the BEE-HIVE. DEMPSTER'S Ltd. Launceston We Insist On our people telling the simple truth about what we sell. WE PAY FREIGHT On all orders nf Drapery^ to the value of Xl and over to your nearest railway station and pott. This does not apply to bulky articles such as Furniture. Carpet Linoleums, Sewing Machine Pianos VALUE GIVING Has been '.he basis of our great sucée-». VALUE IN STYLE. VALUE IN QUALITY. VALUE IN WORKMANSHIP VALUE IN EVERYTHING. WE SELL. AND VALUE IN THINGS NOT COUNTED IN THE PRICE IN C...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
WEDDING BELLS. A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated at Parkham on the 2nd November when the Rev W. H. Taylor united in the bonds of mat- rimony, Mr William Crawford, son of Mr T. Crawford and Linda May, daughter of Mr Michael Walker, of Parkham. The ceremony was held at the residence of the bride's parents and the bride was attended by Miss F. McDonald, whilst the brother of the bride acted as best man. The health of the happy couple was proposed by Rev W. H. Taylor, at the wedding breakfast, which followed the ceremony.
Pioneer's Death [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 11 November 1911
Pioneer's Death One by one the pioneers of the Mersey district are joining the great majority. The latest to pass away was Mr Alexander Wood Ritchie, who came to a peaceful end at his son's residence at 3am. on Thursday morning. Had he lived until next March, he would have celebrated his 90th. birthday and would have been a resident of the state for three score years and ten. The late Mr Ritchie was a native of Glasgow and left Scotland when only 20 years of age; his calling was that of an enginedriver, and in that capacity in the early days he was employed &nbsp; in the Don sawmills and also in Stewart's flour mill at East Devon- port, then Torquay. For at time he plied a rowing boat daily from Formby to Latrobe, before the ad- vent of the river steamers, which is a tribute to his physical strength. Leaving the Mersey he removed to Beaconsfield, where his followed his calling until increasing infirmities demanded a cessation from his daily toil. Some few weeks ago he was ov...
No Need. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
A certain vonni; man, whom we will eal! .Tonos, had thrown up a fairly I cood position on the railway, in order to cammonce business? for himself a? I a ureetmroeer, etc. Another railwayman - Robinson-a former companion of o.Ines'. on learn- ing this, was heard on several ocoa sions to express the opinion that .Tones was little better than a hiuh rlass fool for throwing np a safe jot) to start "hucksterim;." In the course of limo Jones bonni of this, and meeting Tïobinson one day. he accosted him thus: "Aw say. Robinson, has ta bin tell in' fowk as Aw'in nowt but a darned foo"?" The reply came without a moment's hesitation: I "What, me? Xaw, aw wor frooin* to do; but they aw fcnowed a'ready."
Her Retort. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Her Retort. A young Suffragette was eloquently expending lier views to a crowd of rustics, and incidentally "trotineimi" man for his numerous failings, poli- tical and otherwise. Among her audience was an old farmer, who rather fancied himself. He determined to take tho daring i orator "down a peg." "Loo]; here, miss," he said. "If you were in your proper place you'd he up in the fields yonder makin' hay. instead of spouting here." "Thank you, sir," flashed back the . intrepid lady; ''and were you in yours j you would be in tho stable eating lt."
Merely a Difference of Opinion. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Merely a Difference of Opinion. A physician, meeting a patient strolling through the grounds of a lunatic asylum, entered into conversa- tion with him, and. after n brief talk on general topics, tho doctor inquired: "Why are you here, may I ask?" '.Simply a difference of opinion," re- plied the patient. "1 said all men were mad, and all men said T was mad, and, as usual, the majority won!*'
Church News [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Church News On Tuesday i-vcning Ref J. (5. Wileen of Sydney, addressed » meeting in die local Methodist Cbnrcli on tim (abject of the foreign mission work of the Church. The speaker gave an interesting account ol his recent trip to s number of the mission stations with incidents relating to the progress uadh during recent years. Some tine examples of devotion to the work and liberality in its support were given. Re? \V. H. Taylor occupied the chair and moved a vole of thanks to the speaker which "as carried by acclama- tion. The collection was a record *a although only sime twenty (ive wen» present it totalled over 2^!-. It is ex- pected that when the collector's list is handed in last year's result will be easily beaten, On Wednesday evening Rev Wbeen delivered his address at Blackmoor where it wai also received with marked inter ret, It is hoped that here also a great advance in contributions will result. It bas beeh decided to make o special effort to indnc* all tbe Sunday Scbool...
WIT AND HUMOUR [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
WIT AND HUMOUR j "What docs your husband Uko for his breakfast?" .'Anything I haven't got in the houso." Teacher: Johnny, who was thc greatest man tiiat ever lived? Johnny: I don't know for sure, but I think It was ma's first husband. Dora: I like Tom immensely, and he's quito a gentleman, but ho docs like to talk about himself. Flora: Yes, dear; your knight hath a thousand I's! Facetious Old Lady (to tramp): Y'ou remind me of a piece of Dannel. Tramp: I do-eh? And why so, missus? Facetious Old Lady: Y'ou shrink from washing. The Pearl: Why ls Clara trying to get a divorce? Her husband was worth a quarter of a million when she married him. The Angel: So ho is now, my dear. That ls where tho trouble Hes. Niece: I know that John will pro- pose when he sees me in this dress. Aunt Deborah: Why, that's two years out of style, and worn out, too. Nleco: Well, you know how insanely economical he ls. Stout Lady: I'm afraid you're rather young for the situation. Are you sure you could cook di...
Local & General News. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Local & Gçtiçral Navy's. In coDDectioii with Friendly Societiee demonstration Cartwright's Picture Company were engaged to thow a num- ber of interesting films. On Sunday evebing a series of sacred pobjeîts were preened io the presence of a large aud- ience and on Monduy rTening the Town Hall was attended by a mimerons budy of residents who folly enjojed the varied rtnge of dramatic scenic and humorous films displayed. The two entertainments nuder ¿be management of Mr. Cecil Scott paBued ofl very er.ci e'-flln ly and the aadienceB wa» greatly pleased with the entertainment provided. Some very guod nabing haa been done in thu Chudleigh Lakes. For two half days' tislr'np, on 12th and 13th inst,, iliree angler?, Messet H. G, Chambers, ' H. Atkins, und G. Woodberry, caught ' ll fish, giving a total weight ot 4¡J^tb, ! Skin bait was need. These lakes afford r\cflllent sport, as the figures above in I d cato' They nra well stocked and oa»j of access, being reached from Deloraine h...
THE WALL OF BLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
-I THE WALL OF BLOOD. J Tho Great Wall, known among tho Chinese as ''Tho Wall of Ton Thousand Milos." averages r»0 foot in height, and fs fully tiO foot wide at tho hottnni. It difficult to understand how tho im- mense structure of this great wall could havo procoedoil as quickly as lt dui; hut we road that it forged a hoad with almost incredible speed. Tho will of TTwang-U was law; thousands upon thousands of soldiers woro told off to dn tho work, and their ranks woro swelled by countless un- fortunates seized hy tho press gangs, ns well as hy unhappy prisoners. To be convicted of even owning a hook was sufficient to condemn Its possess- or to toll nt thc wall for a given num- ber of years, and terrible stories como down to us of wretched creatures wno failed to fulfil their allotted task oven under the taskmaster's heavy scourge, and wore tossed into tho boiling con- crete, with which thc bricks were massed together "to make fresh ma- terial for tho Great Wall." For this reason it...
IV.—A Confession. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
IV.-A Confession. Twilight had crept Into tho room whilst Cyril had been speaking. Now he was silent. Ho could not seo his father's face, nor discern the effort his confession had made upon h ia punctilious parent, "Now that you know all," ho said, after a long pause, "shall T heroine a wanderer once more, or shall I re- main?" An Interval, a breathless pause, and then a broken voice pierced the veil of growing darkness: "O my son, I cannot lose you again! Remain." An hour later the following cable- gram was despatched to Archer T..ca ley: Have made belated confession to my father, WIID asks your pardon, and begs your speedy return. Irene waiting for you. Will you come? This was shined, "Cyril Hurton." Promptly came the pregnant an- swer: Starting.
Anniversary. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Anniversary. -:»: Thc anniversary services nf tile lodi Baptist Sunday fchnol were liekl mi Sunday, Kev L. H. Kit ld officiating. Tliere were three ser- vices, and the attendances in the morning and eyening were fair and in ihe afiei nomi '\ery good Tile evening intendance would have been much better had the rain Kept off. The pi cacher was in goud turra and the addi esses were very interesting. In Hie evening he toole three texts whicn he Called "the spiritual A. H I ? '' the three being Romans iii., 28, John i. 20. and Matthew xi, 28, and (rom these he delivered a highly interés'ing and stirling evangelistic address, lu the afternoon s fine lot ol prizes were presented to the children. The singing througlrout was pleasing the childi en supported by the choir acquitting themselves with great credit &lt;>n Munday evening a concert was brid when despite counter attiactious a fine audience assem bled. Thc programme submitted was a line one, and was received with much i "pre...
WHALING IN TASMANIAN WATERS. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
! WHALING IN TASMANIAN I WATERS. Tho Promier bsa receited » diepatch I [mm tbs Agent-General enclosing the f&lt;'i!o«ring fetter from Messrs, T, Daa ne%ip and Co,, of Norway:-''We beg lu tli»uk yon lor yonr favour of the 2nd inst., from which wo note that a ual'le ana b«en despatched to the Govern- ment of Tasmania advising the de- parture of oar whaling expedition md nuking that Bomothipg should he ilon&lt;-to facilitate operations, This ia onlj a preliminary expedition as our whola fleet will consist of another flouting factory, a Urge steamer and two more whalers which aro at present being fitted out nnd will bo ready to start ner.t F pring, In oar lest letter we mentioned that thi whaler Erling was accompanying the Mimosa,
Victorian Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 November 1911
Victorian Elections. UBEüAL MAJOH1TY OF 25. The general elections for the State Legislative Assembly took place on Thursday in linc weather. The last Parliament was com- posed of the following:-Ministerial, 44 ; Labor, 21. Piefereniia! votingwas applied for the first lime in thirteen constituen- cies in which there were more than two candidates, It is likely that when the results are complete'the position of parties will be: LIBERALS .45 LABO" I TE S . 2*0