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THE PIES THAT MOTHER MADE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
THE PIES THAT MOTHER MADE. The woman who has the mind for it can generally 'jar her -husband out of all calm and common-sense reason ing by holding up the members of her own family as patterns on which he should have been instructed, and whose virtues he should copy. The young and the inexperienced married man makes his one solitary break when he says, just after the noneymoon, and when the girl is try ing to do her best, that her puddings and pies are not quite so good'ashbls mother made. As a general rule this?is about the last. ch'ance the married man takes of telling the whole truth-and so ho makes a botch of it. It he could exercise as. much tact -let us say tact-in explaining away her poor cooking and smoothing her down because of her shortcoming in the same ratio as he will in a few years' time have to smooth her dowt' because of her own shortcomings, then he would. become the perfect man. Most' young husbands have. been known to say this sdrt of thing once to the young wife....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
FLANNELFETTES. Beautiful, Servieeable, economical flannelettes. Absolutely no other material gives such general winter satisfaction as does Flannelette. Consider the manifold uses of this material. _ Consider the warmth and comfort of it, and the great diversity of effects procurable in it. Think of the strictly economical price of this material. As emphasised by our very Low Prices. We have a really fine lot of Flannelettes just in. It was imported direct from the mills, and so, it is to be sold to you free of all miiddle ex Spenses Think of the savings you will therefore make. All the- latest designs, effects and colors are represented in our stock. You cannot do without Flannelette this Winter. There is no o'her material that will do as well at the price, and our stock canno, be excelled, nor can the prices be less anywhere. For Blouses, ehildren's Underwear, Dressing Gowns, Jackets, Etc, Etc. And for a dozen and ore other articles of apparel, you will find in this new stock of o...
Went Ahead. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
* Went Ahead. Railwaymen, i.e., drivers, guards, and porters, are so acdustomed to combiunicate with each other by means of gestures that the habit of looking for such dumb signals be comes a kind of second nature. In this connection an amusing incident occurred on a-part of the South Afri can railway line where it was so com. mon for cattle to be run over that're ports of all such accidents had to be made to headquarters, with full par. ticulars as to place ahd circumstance. One day a complaint was received that a valuable cow had been killed on a certain day and by a certain en. gine. The case was referred to the proper department, but reference to the files showed that the driver had failed to report such an accident. Ac cordingly he was sent for, and asked why he had omitted to report the mat. ter. "I didn't know I hurt the cow," he said. "Then you remember hitting her?" "Yes; and I slowed up as she rolled over on her back, but she waved her foot for me to -go ahead, so I conclu...
THE REALITY OF THE AMAZONS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
THE REALITY OF THE AMAZONS. The tradltlonot the Amazons, a Valiant race of women Parrlors, was a favorite one with the writers and artists ot' ancient Greece, but it has been generally treated in modern times as a poetic myth. Now comes' an interesting archaeological discov. ery which makes it appear certain that there were Indeed women-tight. ers of high rank- in the old days. There was recently unearthed a sepul chre in the part of Italy once Known as Etruria in which was found a war-chariot of bronze and iron, and crouching in it the. skeleton of a wo. man. There was about her not only the remains of rich robes and beautli ful ornaments of gold and ivory, at testing truly feminine vanity, but also the same weapons which the an. clent traditions say the Amazons used in battle. The bronze work and the terra.cotta vases definitely fixed the date of the tomb at about 800 DB.C The earliest accounts of the Amazons located them in the notrh-east part of Asia Minor, but Etruria was peopl...
WORKHOUSE TO WEDLOCK. Romance of Two Old-Age Pensioners. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
WORKHOUSE TO WEDLOCK. Romance of Two Old-Age Pensioners. A wedding, the outcome of an old age pension romance, took place .re cently, at Braintree, Essex. The bride was Miss Susannah Clarke (seventy-six), who .has been an inmate of the Braintree. Workhouse for near ly twenty years. The bridegroom was Walter Townsend (seventy-seven), who has lived for many years at Drury Lane, Braintree, and has been a wi dower for two years. The 'bride applied to the Braintree Guardians for assistance in her com ing marriage, and said that she and her husband would each receive the old-age pension of 5/- a week.. A guar dian offered the pair a cottage, and other members of the board subscrib ed 5/- to buy her wedding- ring, the master being ordered to provide the trousseau. The bride was driven to church in a motor car, and the workhouse mas ter (Mr. C. H. Barlow) gave her .away. The vicar of Braintree had promised .to marry the pair and give them a certificate for nothing, and the vicar's wife made...
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime, Some time ago a well-known writer severely criticised our present system for sending people to prison for crimes as different in character as. thieving and uttering a criminal libel. He as serted that the-punishment should be made more to fit the crime, and some judges, especially in" America, are be ginning to follow out his ideas. For instance, the other day a man named Brant was charged in Ohio with steal ing eggs. The judge ordered him to go to prison for five days, and to. be fed during the whole of that time on. a diet of eggs only. At the expiration of his sentence Brant declared that he had become so tired of eggs that he would never eat another one again, so that the.judge's novel sentence has effected a radical cure in this particu lar case. In California, if a man should fail to support his wife and family, lie is sent to prison, liwhere he is made to work hard and pay a daily sum to'his ."better-half" out of the mone...
What a Wife! [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
What a Wife! "Pooh!" said a man in an omnibus, as he and other business men were on their way to the City, "my wife is the most methodical, careful, neat wo man you .ever saw. It is all non sense for a woman to let a house run into disorderly ways. You ought to see how my wife does things." "Well, of course, that is all very well in theory," responded another; "but the best housekeeper gets be hind." "My wife never does. She is always the same. She keeps., everything in first-clitss order." "She must be a remarkable person," said another man. "How long have you been married?" "Ten years. And she has never dis appointed me.. Why, gentlemen, she always. puts everything in the same place, and you know just where to find what you want. For instance, I went to my handkerchief drawer this morning before daylight, and took out a handkerchief and put it in my poc ket before starting out, and I' know just as well as I know my own name that .that handkerchief is just such a size, and has my i...
OUT FROM THE SHADOWS [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
O-ur FROM THE SHADOWS By IAN -GROSVENOR. 1 Nobody ever thought of calling a James Hallerton by any other name i than that of Plain James. Fortune I 1 had not been kind when it fashioned c his features. Without being precise I ly ugly to the point of repulsion, he i was singularly ill-favored. With the exception of his eyes, there was no redeeming point about' his face. The nickname the country had given hini fitted yhim to a nicety; still, though correct in detail, the knowledge he deserved it rankled in the owner's breast.. At no time did it hurt him more. than when he fell in love with the prettiest girl in the village and, in Sdong.. so, discovered he -was in the 3 running; with. Steve Batwicke. Hand f some as a Greek god, it was but little surprising that Daisy Martin should Sincline her ear more readily to the latter's 'lure of accent than to that of Plain James. It was a good- month before Hallerton made this discovery. a When he did he allowed his jealous re 3 sent:ment of hi...
Thrft. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
Thrft. Sir Archibald Geikie, who has re ceived the coveted Order of Merit, is a great collector of Scottish anec dotes. One of his best is about a funeral in Glasgow, where a stranger took a seat in one of the mourning coaches. The other three occupants of the car riage were rather curious to know who he was, and at last one of them began to question him. The dialogue went like this: "Ye'll be a brither o' the corp?" "Na, I'm na brither o' the corp." "Weel, ye'll be his cousin?" "Na, I'm no' a cousin." "At ony rate, ye'll be a frien' o' the corp?" "Na, I'm no' that either. Ye see, I've-no' been very weel masel'," the stranger explained complacently, "an' my doctor has ordered me carriage exercise, so I thocht this wad be the cheapest way to tak' it!" A small tear relieves a great sor row.
The Middleman's Paradise. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
The Middleman's Paradise. Shoes are going up because leather is. going up. Leather is- going up because hides are going up. Hides are going up because they are scarce. They are scarce because the but chers are killing less cattle. The butchers are killing less cattle because there is less demand for meat. There is less demand for meat be cause the price is too high. The price of meat is high because cattle are scarce. The cattle are scarce because the demand is so heavy. The demand for cattle is heavy be cause hides are going up. Hides are going up because leather is going up. Leather is going up..because shoes are going up. And that is how the customer is' squeezed at every turn.
OBITUARY. DEATH OF AN OLD PIONEER. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 5 May 1914
OBITUARY. DEATH OF AN OLD PIONEER. In the death of Mr Peter H. Finn at Bendigo on Friday last the city, states the "Advertiser," loses a rugged, yet genial generous and honored person ality. Another of the fast diminish ing' pioneers of the fifties has also gone. Mr. Finn had not enjoyed the best of health for upwards of two years being subject to bronchitis. But his last ill. ness was only of about a week's dura tion. A day or two before he had to take to his bed Mr Finn drove to the scene of his old business activities in the city--the monumental works at the corner of Mitchell and Myers streets and although far from being robust he still had his cheery laugh. Mr Finn had attained the advanced age &nbsp; of 80 years having been born in County Monaghan, .Ireland, in 1834. At the age of 10 years he left school to go to New castle-on-Tyne. England, where he was apprenticed to Mr Crawford in the marble and stone-cutting business. The strenu ous and earnest life of the Tyne lef...
TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
TOO LATE.-. On either side of a desk in a Lon don office sat a man and woman clerk. As the man put it, they ''got on well together.". Once, indeed, :he confided to a friend that he rather believed the lady "quite liked him." But he. be came engaged to another, and one day, when be unexpectedly announced that, to improve his position and get married, he .was taking a. fresh situ ation, the lady clerk went home early, "with a headache." The man did marry-the wrong woinan. Ere long he had to sink all his sav ings in divorce ,proceedings, and, sad der and wiser, he thought of a scheme for happiness. In his old firm there was a vacancy; he would apply for it, and-for now he knew her worth would .woo and marry the lady clerk: The situation he obtained. Before time on Monday morning he was -back in the familiar office. Per haps she would be there early, too! He found a smart stranger before him, a clerk who volunteered: "I ex pect we shall be a bit glumlike to day. We all attended our late...
A SHREWD MANDARIN. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
A SHREWD MANDARIN. A Governor of a Chines~e provice was taken very ill, and refused to ad mit any visitors into his house. This being told to a mandarin of his ac quaintance, the latter was very much concerned, and after many importun ities, obtained an interview with him. On his entrance, he was surprised to find no signs of sickness in his friend, and aSked what was the matter with him. The Governor at length told him that he had lost the Emperor's seal out'of the cabinet where it used to be kept, and that as the lock remained uninjured he was sensible that the seal was stolen. Of course, he could transact no business, and must soon be deprived of his government, and probwably.also of his life. The mandarin inquired..if he had a~ny enemy in the city. The other an a'nswered "Yes," and that that enemy was an officer of rank whom he had offended, and who was disposed to do him an injury. "Away, then," replied the mandar in; "let your valuable goods be se cretly removed this evening, ...
BLACKIE'S SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
BLACKIE?B SYMPATHY. A delightful story is told of the Igrand old professor of whom Edin burgh .is so proud. Professor Blackie was lecturing to a new class with whose personnel he was Very imperfectly acquainted. In answer to some direction given by the lecturer, a student 'rose to read a paragraph, his book in his left hand. "Sir!" thundered Blackie, "hold your book in..your right hand." And as the student would have spoken, "No Words, sir! Your right hand, I say' ." The student held up his right arm, ending piteously at the.stump of its wrist. "Sir, I hae nae richt hand," he said, and his voice was unsteady. Before Blackle could open his lips, there arose 'from the class such a ter rific storm of hisses as one perhaps must go, to Edinburgh to'hear, and by it his voice was overborne as by a wild sea. Then the professor left his place and went down to the student he had unwittingly sb hurt. He put his arm about the lad's shoulders and drew him close, and the ld leaned up against his ...
The Degree of Annoyance. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
The Degree of Annoyance. The Kaliser, who has apparently banned the "tango," has a habit of gently tugging at his left ear when anything bothers him. One day, some, years ago, when he was on a visit to England, he was handed a telegram. .qIhe contents of the message apparently displeased him, for he immediately began tug ging at his ear. The Prince of Wales, then a small boy, watched the ]erformance: with considerable interest. "Uncle," he said at length, "why are you pulling your ear?" "Because I'm annoyed, I suppose," replied tlhe Kaiser. "And when you're very annoyed," persisted the young Prince, "what do you do then?" "Then I pull somebody else's!" an nounced His Majesty viciously. "You're terribly severe-in your re ligion, Donald. I suppose y6u think we're all going to perdition, and no body will be saved but you and your minister!" "I'm not so sure o' that,'' said Don ald, thoughtfully. 'lYe ken, I whiles hae ma doots about the minlster!"
HISTORIC STAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
HISTORIC,:STAINS. Visitors to the famous castle of Wartburg, in Germany, are always very carefully shown a big black patch upon the wall: The roomwhere this stain upon the wall is shown was occupied by Martin Luther when he was a prisoner in this castle, and iere he commenced his famous trana lation of the Bible. The tradition is that Satan appeared to him in this roolh in order to make c~ertain, plaus lile suggestions to the:great Reform;' er. His reply was to take up his ink stand and throw it at'his visitor's head. It crashed against the wall, leaving a stain which ha's been rever ently preserved eve'r since. Undoubtedly the ,most interesting room. in Scotland is the bleeping chamber of Mary Queen of Scots, in the Palace0of HolyrTood, which still stands as it was when she occupied it. The walls are hung with tapestry, and half-covered by it is a small door leadinrg to Queen Mairy's secret stair. It was :by this secret stair in the year 1566 that the assassins of theQueen's Italia...
MELBOURNE. PARLIAMENTARY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
MELBOURNE. S PARLIAMENTARY. In-the House of Representatives Mr Sharpe (Queensland) moved the ad Journment of the House to discuss the Meat Trust, which he maintained was the cause of the present high price of meat. .Messrs Cook and Groom insisted that the present Government was taking de finite action by appointing a Royal Com. mission to get evidence and introducing bills. They said the previous Govern ment know all 'about the matter, but did nothing. Mfr Cook said the commission would consist of a singlejuge. The matter then dropped owing to the time limit. The debate is proceeding on the Attor ney-General's motion to introduce the Preference Prohibition Bill. - In the Senate Senator Millen intro duced a bill abolishing gaol for cadets who failed to attend drill. The debate was resumed pn The Ad dress-in-teply.
SING A SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
SING A SON~. If you'll .sing a song as you go along In thb face of the real or the fancled .wrong In face of the doubt, if you'll fight it .out, And show a heart that is.brave and stout; If you'll laugh at the jeers and refuse the tears, You'll force the ever-reluctant cheers That the world denies when a coward cries, To .give to the man who bravely tries; And yoi'l Y in success with a little song If you'll sing the song as you goalong. If you'll sing a song as you plod along Y'ou'll find that the busy, rushing throng \\Will catch the strain of.the glad re frain; That the sun will follow the blinding rain, That the clouds will fly from - the blad~kened sky, ( That ,the stars will come out by-nid bye, And you'll make new friends, till hope descends. - From where the placid rainbow b;ends. And all ?4because of a little song- : If you'll sing the song. as' you plod along. If you'll sing a song as you trudke along You'll see that.the singing will.make you strong, And the heavy load, and...
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 8 May 1914
GENERAL. George Fairfax, .an ex-soldier ad mitted stealing from a lady in the street in order to be sent to gaol. He was re manded for medical inquiry. The Minister of Fublic Works has au. thorised the dredging of the north armn of the Gippsland Lakes at a cost of £450. - The master bakers will meet to con sider the employees' demands for the day baking of bread and its effect on the pince of bread. Mr Lawson, electrical officer for Vic. toria, told the Electoral Commission that the card system of enrolment had proved a success. City magistrates remanded Ernest Pap, scott on a charge of being drunk and stealing a bicycle, Papscott eutaped i ieta LRp pate 4ay al then goi @rIjed -