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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
CRICKET. | Under tho leadership of Professor Skeats, n goological survey party from (lie University has boon camped at Gieendale fnr the past throe week*. Coiisidcnilde geological interest is at tached to tlnifc part of (lie district; and the party has made a most ex haustive survey. Apart from this interesting work, the pari}- lias made friends 0:1 all sides, and a couple of cricket matches were played to lend a little variety. On Saturday week tho students were defeated by a dis trict team, and 011 that occasion wnro entertained by Cr Hamilton. On 1 Monday, advantage was taken of the I holiday, and the students entertained I tho district team at camp in right I royal manner. In the cricket tield during the afternoon they turned the tables on their opponents, and scored a popular victory by 120 runs. Afternoon tea was also partaken of during the interval. In the evening I hey gave a complimentary concert to the district people, and thoro was a i very largo attendance. This proved a...
RED CROSS SOCIETY. SUM OF £10,000 DESPATCHED. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
RED CROSS SOCIETY. Sl'M OK .L-10,000 DKSI'ATCll ljP. At (.ho last mooting of the central council of the Australian lii-amli of tho British IUd Cross Society, held :it Federal Government Houso, it was un animously decided that £10.000 should bo cabled home to (lie "Hritisli Itcd Cross Society. Included in the total were tho following anioitnt.s from New South Wales £500 to the freiicli Kcd Cross Society, i'1000 for the purchas" of two motor ambulances, for Colonel Xeivmark'.s field ambulance, ami L'ttOOO sent to the Hritish lied Cross Soeu ly for general purposes. Included in tin sum was £1,116 collected by the resi dents of Tooralc for the purchase ol, two motor ambulances for the Aus- j tralian military hospitals. It was re- I ported that 2,500 cases of goods had j been sent- to tlio High Commissioner's Office, London, where a special officer i had been appointed to deal with this branch of tho work. I
Sporting News. RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
Sporting News. Hsilf-a-dov.on sliootists attended^ ! practice at tlio local range 011 Satur day last, and wore fucod with very tricky contlitious. The best- one range perforinaiiQo -was that of Waltors, who put on 37 at 500 yards' (8 shots). " The following will represent Ballan: in their match against Myrniong. to bo lired on tho local range on': Saturday, February Gt.li, over the 30(.V and 500 yards distances:— ,T. Andrew S. Lay J. Shimmen Cooper K. Walters ; W. Andrew A. Lay K. Oolcor ' . ; 11. ltudd ' •: -. - : h. Higgott • G. lierrod ' ' • i H. George . • '„"H. W. Prascr ■ ' . •', - A. 0. Boustead W.Day ' JUFLti SHOOTING.
TURF TOPICS [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
TURF TOPICS (By "inomington.") J Last week a warning was sounded in this column in regard to A verso. It lias since become increasingly evident that the beautiful and speedy impor ted EngKsh bred mare is giving her trainer some anxiety. Averse is still a daily visitor at Flemingtai. l>ut she is vorv rarely asked to go out 01 a canter. Tins would lead to th» he ; lief that all is not well with her. Averse may still be got to the post for i her autumn engagements, hut in the meantime, 110 liability should he ac cepted on her "behalf. Misfortunes rarely come singly. P. T. llcywuod who lias averse in hand certainly has his full share of the troubles of a trainer ju«t nmv. Tra quetto recently met with an accident, which laid her aside for a few days, and First Principle, another of the team is showing unmistakable signs of soreness. in the ease of Traquette. the outlook is not. however discourag ing. She is now pretty well hers-II again, and will now be able, to make up for lost time....
HE PROVRD IT. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
HE PROVRD IT. I"JIy son," said the parson, to a small boy, who was digging in a back yard 0110 Sunday morning, "don't you j know that it is a Bin to dig on tho j Sabbath day, except in case o£ neces sity ?" "Yes, sir," replied the youngster. "Then why don't yon stop it?" asked the good man. . "'Cause its a case of necessity," re plied the young philosphor. "A fol ier can't finh without bait." Your notepaper neatly ht-aded at the "Times" offico. This adds indi viduality to the HBor—try it.
voyage to Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
\ov:iiM' to Svilnoy. A married woman named liOL'Oiic.i ditVord, :is. proprietor of ;i restaurant at Ifi'.i King-street, city, was admitted to Melbourne Hospital on Saturday night suffering front strychnine pois oning- Friends who went to the hos pital with the woman -Ii«I not give any particulars as to how she eame to He poisoned.
Sports at Gordon. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
Sports at Gordon. The annual raoes mid sports in aid of the Catholic schools was held on Monday, i" Clifford's paddock. Fine weather prevailed, and thero was a good attendant;!?. The takings at the gates amountod to about £18. Mr JO. J. llogan, M.L.A., was present. Resulls:— PUBLICAN'S PURSE. (3 furlongs. J. Barry's Groy Dawn (Barry) 1 13. Dell's Too Lato (J. Cantwell) 2 A. Warhurst's Doctor Jack (Owner) 3 Betting—3 to 1 on Doctor Jack, ovons Grey Dawn, 2 to I Too Late. Dootor Jack won easily, but a pro test was entered by the owner of Grey Dawn on the grounds that, Doo tor Jack rau inside a post. The pro tost was upheld, and the horses plac ed as above. HACK RACE. 5 fui longs. A. Warhurst's Doctor Jack (Owner) 1 T. Hi.shon's Torry (Owner) " 2 11. Marshall's Wendy (Marshall) 3 Too Lato also ran. Betting—2 to I on Doctor Jack, 2 ' tn 1 agst Torry and Wendy. I Won easily. j HANDICAP TROT, j 2 miles. Jas. Cant well's Linda, scr. ... 1 J. Delanoy's Brownie, 100yds bhd 2 12. MoDormott's ...
"SCATTER PLENTY O'ER A SMILING LAND." [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
•SCATTER PLENTY O'ER A SMIL ING LAND." 1'uring the last l'cw mouths there has been much talk of introducing radical laud reforms, which, iu the ex uberant language of prominent poli ticians, will '4scatter plenty o'er a smiling land," and such optimism— calculated optimism mar we say—cer tainly raises a smile on tho face of practical men who know that a "get rich quick" policy is not likely in agriculture to lead to the anticipated result*. Land reforms of the right kind arc not to be deprecatcd, but farmers may well say ''save us from our friends," i if .so-called reforms are to be trans lated iuto an Act without being iirst subjected to careful consideration. By the force of natural laws, more powerful than legislation, agriculture has got out of the deep rut of depres sion, in "which it stuck for so long, and is advancing gradually and >urely to greater prosperity. The era of cheap food, sold below the cost of production in this country, has passed away, not to return, because...
STIMULATING THE IMAGINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
STIMULATING THE IMAGINA TION. John Jarvis was a native of Dublin whore he practiced the art of paint ing on glass for some time, and theu removed to London, where lie soon gained for himself a high reputation. The following anecdote was related of him: — When the bacchanalian propensi i ties of Jarvis had rendered him an unequal, if not an unsafo, artist, he was employed by a gentleman to paint his wife's portrait—a miracle of plainness—under the stipulation that a pint of wine 'at a single sitting must be the extent of his potations. Jarvis assented, and in a short time produced a perfect facsimile of the lady. On exhibiting it to the husband, he seemed disappointed. ".Couldn't youhave done it," said he to the painter, "a little leaa—that is, couldn't you. give it ;v little more—" »1£ you expoct UK!," responded Jui'vis, seeing &lt;"lio husband's drift, at once, "to make n handsome portrait of your wife, I must Invyo more tlwui a pint of wine at a sitting. L could not get up...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Sptciftt Correspondent.) Tliero are many deserving cases among the unemployed, but their cause is not being (made any. stronger by the h ysterical crowd who are espous ing it and incidentally getting a lot of the limelight that in their de light. The. metropolitan evening newspaper in the worst offender in this respect. Ito campaign in the in terests of thoso Buffering from the stress of the time in spoiled by maw kish sentiment and ill-judged tactics. The committee who havo undertaken to collect public subscriptions for robot funds and disburse the money have a not-too-pleasant task. Stnkes at this juncture, and the general siltitmh.v of the workers who get the ear of tlio public are not calculated to loosen up the hold upon the money on the part of those who have something to spare. A letter published in the press the other day gives expression to feeling 111 the matter which it cannot be denied is very general. The writer says:—The sole reason for the u...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
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MR. SHAW TO IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
MR. SHAW TO IRELAND. -Mr liernard .Slum's conduct and de meanor since tlio commencement of the war have mil pleased the «rejit majority of his countrymen-—"Punch" has horn unusually severe on his ill tiinril Ih-ers and conceits—lull in a Ion;; letter in wrote to the Irish press on the situa tion. there is sonic sound sense and excellent patriotism. lie says: ■'•The Irishman who dee'ares him-elf the friend of Potsdam, declares hitnsell the enemy of l''ranco, and if I here is one institution on earth that has stronger claims to the implacable poli tical hostility of every extreme Demo- | rrat and Hepuhlican than Dublin ; Castle, that institution is I'otsdum. If | tlio Knylish are tvilinj; to stand hy their old enemy, is Ireland Koinj; to turn iis [ hack on its old friend If Foiileimy is to bo fought over h^siim, will the Irish brigade hctra.v its old comrades:-' tho French, for the sako of Prussia?" )(
BELGIAN POMOLOGISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
BELGIAN POMOLOGISTS. We aro largely indebted to Belgium for man}- of our finest fruits, more especially pears. If we glance down a Melbourne catalogue we find a goodly number of names which indicate thoir origin. For hundreds of years the Belgians have been noted for their hor ticulture, especiall}' in the branch of pomology, and the gardens of the world have been enriched by the vari eties of l'ruit.s raised in brave little Belguim. The father ot' pomology in Belgium is generally reckoned to be Abbe Har denpoint, who was born at Hons in 1755, and received his education at the University of Louvain. His most fam ous seedlings were pears Cllou Mor ceaus and Bonne Itance. Both of these are widely cultivated. I'assa Oolinar is another line pear when grown on warm soil. In 17S7 M. (Japiaumont, a chemist at lions, raised from a seed of the Calebasse pear the variety which still bears his name. The fertility and hardiness of this fruit have led to its cultivation in many countries, and it...
—THE— MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER XXXVII. PEACE AND DISTURBANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
the MASTER passion. (By Lillian ElUrton). CHAl'TER XXXVII. l'EACK AND mSTUlJBAXUE. "Ilow late you arc!" said Duval, as Ida cauio in, with rosy cheeks and scanty allowanco of breath. "You've scarcely time to snap up any luncheon' before the carriage comes round." "J'111 not in the least hungry," fol lowing him into the dining-room. "Givo - 1110 some salad and a glass oL' claret; 1 don't want anything else," as she untied her bonnet-strings, and took off her veil. lie waited on her with unusual assi duity, putting some pickled salmon 011 her plate, and telling her that she must eat it, as he did not want usearecrow for a wife, mixing some seltzer water with her claret 111 the proportions that she liked, and picking out the pieces of endive in the salad, because he knew that she had a fancy for it. She was almost, tempted to ask him if he took her lor anyone else. All the afternoon Duval was in a peaceful state of mind, lying 011 the grass under a shady tree, with a pipe in his mouth, ...
THE COST OF A "TANGI." [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
TUB COST OF A "TANCU." An appeal to the Govornmeut of Now Zealand lo step in and represent to the Maoris the manifold advan tages of a pakelia (white man's) fun eral over an expensive "tangi"—a native one—is contemplated, and not for the first time, as the result of the serious effect of one of these trying but rather picturesque ceremonies, in the direction of Wanganui, in the west of the Nort-li Island. One Pan go Raumaewa and his brother took up 90 aores of land, put up a hous6 and a milk shed, and invested in 30 cows, then sot about clearing the place, which was in heavy scrub, and after much labor succeeded in bring ing the best part of the section into a state of productivity. They had milked for three years, and wero the earners of a comfortable little income when Pango's brother died. Ah is usual, a monster "tangi" was con vened, and it cost Paugo over £200. On top of this, the father passed away, leaving many creditors. Pango was forced to clear this off also. Ho ! then dis...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
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HE KNEW THE WHOLE BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
HE KNEW THE WHOLE BUSJNESS. A celebrated Hindoo snake-chann cr had pitched his tent in the vil lage. "Snalces, ladies and gentlemen," he said lo an admiring audience, "have been tho study of my life. Big snakes, little snakes, harmless snakes and murderous monsters—I've lived them all. There's nothing about snakes, my friends, that 1 don't un derstand." "The whole business ?" asked one of the spccfiilois. "Every little thing," said the charmer, decidedly. "Good," said tho villager. "Then maybe you'll toll me wboro the body leaves oil and the tail begins—d'ye mind
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 4 February 1915
Obituary. A very old pioneer, in the person of Mrs Toresn .Monks, tlieil on Thnr.i day last, after n somewhat lengthy illness, aged 88 years. She whs a native of Dublin, Ireland, and onme to tlio Stare in 1847, residing for many years in tlio Lake Unlau dis trict. t'or some timo past she had lived at Hallan, where her son, Mr Joseph Monks, and his wife and fam ily, made her declining years easy. The funeral took place oil Saturday, the remains being conveyed to the Lake Bolae oometery by motor hearso. Service ni. the grave was conducted by the I'cv. Fitlior .1. O'Brien. The ooilin-bearers were Messrs T. Marker, i\. Barker, T. .Monks, and 11. Mac masler, and Mr S. Wellington had charge of the mortuary arrangements. '