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His Unlucky Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
His Unlucky Day. "I toll you what it is," said man ; "I am firmly convinced that every man lias his particular day for good and had luck. Monday my unlucky day. I have been watching it for twenty years, and nothing can shake- me in this be lief. I never begin any enterprise, no matter how trivial, or start any journC3' on that daj'. Therefore X make Monday an off day, and do nothing but potter uround the house. Even iu these little aflairs evcry tliing goes wrong. Take the record of last Monday, a fair average, and be convinced :— " Smashed finger while nailing board on fence. "Fell down cellar stairs with coal scuttlo. " Fell over wheelbarrow whilo carrying step-ladder. "Sat down 011 chair where chil dren had been making toffy. "Got swindled by pedlars "Got thumb pinched in gate. "Roceived summons to sorvo on special jury. "Forgot all about it. "Was fined £10. "Income-tax man called. "While eating supper square yard of ceiling fell on dining-table. "Went to bed to escape further di...
Full of Resource. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
Full of Resource. Natural aptitude to grasp a situa tion has been turned to account more than once on the stage, and, in one case, if the veracity of a favourite comedian goes for any thing, it saved a panic and possible loss of life. "We wero playing one - night stands," said he, "in Kansas during the terrible period of cyclones, and found ourselves in a large, dilapi dated building, called, by courtes3', a theatre. , "The low comedian was on the stage in the part of a drunken husband receiving a vigorous lec ture from his wife. 'Madam,' he had just observed, ' if you keep on you'll talk the roof off,' when there was a roar heard, followed by tremendous crash, the building sway ing like a tree in a storm. Every body jumped to their feet, for they saw the roof had been carried away. They were about to turn and make one dash for the exits, when the comedian, coming down to the foot lights, looked up into the air, and, quick as a flash, turned to the lady, aiul said : ' There, what di...
RICHEST YOUNG MAN ON EARTH. HIS WONDERFUL LIFE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
RICHEST YOUMG MM Orr EARTH. HIS WONDERFUL LIFE) STORY. A fortune of £13,000,000, repre senting- on annual 'income, at. five per cent., of £650,000. That, in brief figures, is the wealth of the richest young man in the world, William Vincent Astor—the eldest son of Colonel John Jacob Astor, who went clown in the Titanic at the beginning of last year—who, when he came of ago on November 15th last, entered into absolute -control of this immense fortune. Probably many of the Astor es tate investments pay more thnii five per cent, profit. Few1 pay less. In deed, it has been authoritatively stated that the five per cent, rate is the average. Let us put Mr. Astor's wealth in another way. If he spent £2,000 a month, or £500 a week, for living expenses, this would only amount in a year to £21,000, and would then leave £2,000 a day as his income for every day in the year, except Sundays, after he had paid all his living expenses. MOST GILDED OF GILDED YOUTHS. The question naturally arises, Wh...
HOW TO OUTWIT' THE PICKPOCKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
HOW TO OUTWIT' THE PICK POCKETS. Mr. William Necdhnm relates : "A little over forty years ago I went I to the Wesleyan Chapel at Slief- | field to hear Rev. C. H. Spur geon. The minister of the chapel, at the close of the sermon, in an-1 nouncing the collection, warned the congregation against pickpoc kets. Mr. Spnrgeon at once rose, and in his genial way, said, "Friends place your money on the plate, then you neod not fear' 'ho pick pockets." Printer : "The report of that r sault unrt battery ease lacks seven j lines of filling the column, sir." Editor : "ll'm ! Mow many times | do the words ' man,' ' woman/ 'stranger,' or 'bystander* occur?" Printer (after counting) : "Thirty seven times." . Editor : "Good I Just insert the | words ' well-dressed ' before each of j 'em."
Not a Sherlock Holmes. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
Not a Sherlock Holmes. A police-officer tells an interesting tale of an old woman he once had to deal with. A batch of bank notes had been stolen, nnd the de tective found sonieono to tell him that the old woman in question, a notorious "fence," had one of the notes, at least, at her house. So implicitly did the detective rely upon his informer that he set aside the formality of a search warrant, and proceeded to visit the old woman's house, locked the doors on the inside, and runmged the rooms from cellar to roof. Ho is an officer who prides himself on his keen scent in a search, bnt he Was completely baffled; and after tearing up some hoards and knocking iowu some plaster by way of making a show of doing sometliing, while he waited for a new id eta, at lost ho gave it up. Tun ing to the woman and hand ing her back a candle which she had lent him . to work with, he said :— "Well, this time I confess I am beaten. Tell us where It is, mother, and I'll got you off." The promise was su...
Artfully Wooed. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
Artfully l17ooed. -s— His name was John Erastus Bates, and her Saiiiantha Stone. He yearned to mix their earthly fates, so spoony had he grown. At first the fair Sarnantlin gave un qualified assent, but afterwards she did behave most rashly violent. She said she only was in jest, John Iiates she'd never wed ; sho hadn't seen in east or west so great a dunderhead. So John determined he would try all arts of which he knew. He'd storm and threaten, weep and sigh, and swear till all was blue. But still' Samantha did not yield ; her soul was adamant. At last one day Bates came to her, decision in his eye. And on Ills face a pallid blue, like cloud on summer sky. "And is your judgment final now?" he asked Samantha Stone. "For if you scorn me yet, I vow I will not live—alone." Samantha, like most women, had a sentimental side. This ,J,rngic spouting made her glad, and .glorified her pride. A packet then John opened up, marked with a death's head brand, and dropped into a china cup he found...
The Best Dream. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
The Best Dream. An Irishman and a Scotsman wero travelling across a Western prairie. It liapponod that 0:10 afternoon they shot a singlo quail, which would serve for breakfast for one of them on the following morn ing. Knowing that the bird was not cnouglh for .the two, they agreed that it should be eaten by the one who should have the best dream during the night. When they awoke early in the morning the Irishman said to the Scotsman :— "An' phwat did you dr-ream, Sandy ?" "Well," answered the Scot, " I dreamed I saw a beautiful basket descend from Heaven, and then I got into it and was home up to Paradise." "And I dr-reamnd," said the Irishman, "that I saw you goin' up, an' thought you wouldn't come back, an' So I got up and ate the quail I"
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
Runaway.—Just as if to provide entertainment for the onlookers at yesterday afternoon's football during the half-time, Mr. Percy Eeid's black pony attached to a sulky came gallop ing up Manners Street, having started from the Mill yard, and jumping the gate at the Queen's Park, carried the sulky with it—the latter smashing the gate open. Several persons here attempted to stop the runaway horse, but it was travelling too fast. Getting on to the track it went right round the oval at a full gallop, keeping to the track as well as if the best driver was behind it. The reins were hang ing on the ground, and many made unsuccessful attompts as it passed by to get hold of them until when near grandstand Mr. Edward Bendall, a Bolivia player, luckily succeeded in doing so, and brought the pony to a stop. On examination nothing was found to be broken. The Geisiia.--The Musical Society which foe several mouths past, under the eoncluctorship of Mr. E. J. Petherick, has been assiduously re hearsi...
THE BIBLE PRINTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
THE BIBLE PRINTER. The retirement of Mr. Henry Frowtle from active supervision of the Oxford University Press after thirty-nine years of work recalls | the issuing of the Revised New Tes tament. on May 17, 1881. Before one o'cloqk in the morning the doors of t.lio University Press warehouse in Paternoster How, London. w'ere opened, and by midday every book, seller in the kingdom was provided witli copies, and Mr. Frowde/ who , had issued more than 1,000,000 copies by that time, had ropeat or ders for nearly us many more. IVhon the Old Testament was issued | in its revised form four years later, ; the rush was almost as great. A rich widow is the only kind of j secondhand goods that will always . sell at prinio cost.—Franklin, I *
CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
CHAPTER VI. "Leave him lying there," said Percy. Ten to one that it's our army. Let us do a run." Day soon began to break, and as the sun rose 011 the horizon they saw in the distance a body of men advancing. j Percy was right. It was Da Silva with his army. An officer recognised Percy, and greeted him with effusion, ' "We all thought you dead. Come at once to the President. He Will be delighted." Da Silva's grave face broke into a smilo of delighted surprise.. ' "You !" he cried. "This is almost as good as victory. I have been mourning for you like a son. Tell i me your adventures." Percy sketched rapidly the events1 since he had left the President. | " Sergeant Huf/erty," Da Silva said, turning to Pat, "I make you a lieutenant. Take a couple of men and seize that scoundrel Felipe. I shall be delighted to give him a taste of hempen rope." Da Silva listened eagerly to all the information which Percy could give hiin with reference to Lamego's army. ' I "To-day will decide everything....
HALF-HOLIDAY v. BOLIVIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
Half-Holidat v. Bolivia. The above teams met on Queen's Park yesterday afternoon in a com petition match, Half-Holiday (with 12 men) winning by 13 points to 3. Half-Holiday won the- toss and took the down running. Bolivia rushed the kick off up to the Half Holiday 2o's whore it was sent out, but it did not stay there very long as. the latter team brought play back to the visitor's territory where the ball was sent out. Thrown in the ball was kicked over and Bolivia foreed. The drop out was recalled and from the scrum a Bolivia player got hold and booted, and Ivermodc scouring ran well and kicked and following' on got possession again and scored a gooil try between tho posts. Butler made no mistake in adding the extras. Half Holiday 5, Bolivia nil. The drop out was agnin recalled and from the scrum tho leather was sent out. After both sides were penalized and a lot of line work took place play was transferred to the visitor's territory where Donaldson picked up and crossed over. Butl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
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The Tenterfield Courier And District Advocate Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
The Tenterfield Courier And District Advocate Travki.lino Stock.—The atten tion of drovers and others interested is drawn to an additional regulation recently framed respecting the mov ing of large stock. By this regula tion the drover must forward to the Inspector a duplicate or copy of his travelling statement before starting to travel on any journey where the use of T.S.ll. or G.It's. is involved. The penalty for a breach is "not exceed ing £10." Lyceum Pictures.—Owing to the cold and damp there was only a .small attendance at the above pictures on Saturday night, but those who did attend enjoyed themselves, as the programme screened was of the first class order. " The Seeds of Father" was the star, and by the applause was much appreciated. " Dynamite as Aid to Agriculture" was an educa tional set rind of much interest to farmers. On Saturday night as usual a change of programme will be shown and every picture will be new to Tentorfield. School of Aiits Tournaments. - A series of...
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE. A THRILLING STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA COMPLELETE IN THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 23 July 1914
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE ; .. • * ^ A THRILLING STORY OP THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA , : COMPLELETE IN THREE ! ' INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER V. Pat and our horo were taken to a tent, at tlio entrance of which a couple of soldiers were placod to guard them. "A tight fix," Pat said, ruefully. "We'll pull through all right," Percy answered, cheerfully. "I don't like the look of things," Pat rejoined. Percy went outside and spoke to one of the guards. "Is Senorita Dolores Lamego in camp ?" he asked. "Yes. The President's daughter is here." ' "Will you toko a message to her. Will you do it ?" "No," was the soldier's answer. Percy returned to his companion, and far into the night they en deavoured- to devise some means of ' escape. But difficulties beset them on every side. They were in the midst of an encamped army, and es cape- seomed to be well-nigh hope less. ' At an early hour of the morning Felipe paid them a visit. "How do you feel?" he asked Percy, with a sardonic smile. "It is to be a rope." "...