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THE ROMANCE OF RUBBER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
THE ROMANCE OF RUBBER. At the present time it is estimated that the vast rubber industries in Ceylon, Malaya, and other places in the East are responsible for the em ployment of £50,000,000 capital, and mis vast industry owes its concep tion to the enterprise of one man— i.e., Mr. H. A. "Wickham, who, on be half of what is known as the Middle Eastern rubber industry, was present ed with a cheque for a thousand pounds and a certificate of annuity or; account of the great services he has rendered in this particular field of commerce. It was Mr. Wickham, who, in 1S7G, brought from Brazil to Kew Gardens the seeds from which have sprung the vast rubber forests of the East. He was commissioned by the India Office to introduce rubber from Brazil into Ceylon; the difficulty was how to do it. He went to the Topagos Plateau on the Amazon, a remote locality, seized the opportunity of chartering a steam er which happened to be there, hastily collected, with the aid of the Indians, his baskets o...
CHAPTER XL. The Reason Why. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
CHAPTER XL. The Reason Why. "But surely all the pictures are heirlooms?" Herepalli suggested. "Not this one. Nor were the others that Player had to sell for me. They belonged to my mother, and came to me in her will, lly mother was my father's cousin, and she originally brought the Raeburn from her side of the house. But I see there are cer tain tilings that require an explana tion. Where can we go to discuss them?" "What better place can you have than my brother-in-law's house?" I-lerepath suggested. "It is close by, and Enid is there. Madame Desterre is not a mile away, and the same re mark applies to Gilray. It should be quite a pleasant party." Southlands curtly indicated his ap proval. Thoy walked on side by side in sili'nce till the old house was reached. Out on the balcony in the warm and peaceful night were seat ed Gay and his wife with Enid. The 1 girl rose with a little cry, and her face grew pale as she saw who Here path's companion was. "Don't be afraid, darling," he whi...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. CHAPTER XXXIX. Lord Shylock. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By PEED M. "WHITE. Published by arrangement wit!) Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. fAJ) Rights Reserved.), CHAPTER XXXIX. Lord Shylock. ricrepatli expressed no ::sto?iis:v ment at Ilarlcy's amazing s! Clemen i",. He merely stood- in Uie other's w;iv grimly blocking his path. He knew that he liad all the cards in his liaorl;; now, and he was in no hurry to p*?.y them. As Harley tried to puss along he gripped him firmly by (he arm. "What are you up tc?" the latter asked angrily. "What are you doing here? Don't you know that this is private proper ty? I tell you I'm the owner. I t.eU you that I am Lord Southlands. n —- -r '1Won't do," Herepath said. • crisp ly! "Won't do at. all. Surely you're not going to pretend that you are not Daniel Harley, of the riverside slum in Shadwell?" "Call me that if you like, Mr. Here path. If I like to disappear and have a fancj' for using another name, is that any business of yours or of any body but myself? I'...
HIS LIFE FOR FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
HIS LIFE FOR FRANCE. "We will ram all hostile aircraft." That is the vow taken by French and Belgian aviators, the first man to car ry out the vow being the famous French aviator Garros, who is reported to have been killed through ramming a German Zeppelin airship over Toul, in French territory. Garros in his aeroplane dashed head long against the airship. The envel ope was penetrated and the mammoth airship was dashed to earth, all the occupants being killed. The aeroplane also fell, and the intrepid Frenchman was killed. Garros was one of the world's most daring airmen. He flew from Tunis to Rome across the Mediterranean, and in 1912 at Trouville he attained a height of 10,450 feet, and had to volplane down as his engine failed. At Tunis in the same year he reached a height of 17,400 feet. Last year he received the Legion of Honor. Garros' heroic feat was followed by that of a Belgian aviator, who at a height of 1,500 feet charged a German aeroplane as it flew over Liege, cut ting...
PROHIBITION IN VIRGINIA. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
PROHIBITION IN VIRGINIA. For the first time in its history, West ^Virginia is a dry State. By virtue of the ninety thousand majority for pro hibition, the legal sale of liquor has ' ceased in the State, and brewery, dis tillery, and saloon property valued at £12,000,000 is rendered worthless. Twenty-five thousand persons are seeking other employment. The law against selling intoxicants is most stringent. To give away li quor or to sell it means a gaol sentence and fine for the first offence. Impris onment of five years may be given for a second offence. Ail patent medicines containing more than one-half per cent, of alco hol are classed as intoxicants. Adver tisements of liquors are barred from newspapers. It is unlawful to distribute advertis ing pertaining to intoxicants of any character. Saloon keepers, distillers, and brewers who permit liquor to re main in their establishments after the coming into effect of the law are deem ed as violating the law, and State of ficials have be...
"JEST SILLY PRANCING." [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
'JEST SILLY PRAN'CING." "I've been thinking you over, you and your Empire, and all tlie rot o£ it. Hot of it! It's you Germans made ;tll the trouble in Europe first and last. And all for nothing. Jest silly pranc ing. Jest because you've got the uni forms and Uag!" . . . "War's a silly game. It's a silly game. We conunbn people — we were fools. We thought these big fel lows knew what they were up fo und they didn't. Look at that chap. 'E 'ad all Germany be'ind 'im, and what's 'e made of it? Smeshin' and blunderin' and destroyin', an there 'e is."—Bert Smallways, H. G. Wells' hero in The War in the Air.
Pitfield Banner, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1914 STATE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
I'li'iusilKI) gvei-.Y 3ATUHDAY MOKXIN'G [Registered at tho General Post 0!fic&lt;; Melbourne, for transmission by post :it> a Newspaper.] Saturday, novemher it, 19 u state elections. Following upon tho opening speech by tho Premier (Sir Alexander Peacock) at Creswiclc 011 Saturday, the State election campaign is now formally opened. No minations should lie lodged before 12 o'clock 011 Monday, November 16. EIoc tion day will be November 2(j, the hours of polling being from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. BEAUTIFYING STATIONS. Travellers along the Ncwfown-Beeae railway speak in tho highest terms of praise of the appearance of the railway stations along ths route. At each station there.is every sign of diligent, employ ment on the part, of caretakers in im proving the surroundings!. Tho Berringa station is .particularly attractive, the whole length of the platform being adorn ed with a variety of flowers of every shade in full bloom, and the shelter com partment has been converted into a f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
IMilHic Notices. BRIANTS' DO THE TjAROEST TRaDK SOLE LY ON" AGf'nCXT OP 'I UK QUALI ! Y OF 'I II Eiit G')01)S. — Noted for [Jnriulit Business.— Notiiins Too Lar^'t. . . . . Nothing Too Smail. "WE Tin* TO PLKASi::. L^u .1 nnei s ch::: «C(l f'>r fur superior goods'. C.i!l and seu urf :it (he VHtUS ILH STUKT-S'I'.. BALLARAT, Rexona is the best If remedy for Simple Sores, Old and H$| Obstinate Sore3 or Running Scre3 ^ Resona is sold every where in triangular tins at ; «• ??&• Commonwealth HEAD OFFICE Jfcanfc of Bustralia SYDNEY TliU fiank i« open for all dm*. of GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS at POST OFFICE BUILDINGS, Sturt & Lydiard Sts., BALLARA« Also at Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Broken Mill, Dubbo, Canberra, Ade laide, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, RocKhampton, Townsvillo and London, Cable remitrr.nces made to. and draft? drawn on foreign piaei* mreot. Foreign bill* negotiated and collected Letter* of c-n-di: i-ue.i to ativ jar; o: tin* worid. j:i!U negated or torwrarded ...
That Cured Him. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
That Cured Him. George was one oE those bright young fellows given to the use ot slang. At the tea table the other day he required the milk. "Chase the cow this way, please," he said. "Mary," said his mother, "take the cow down to where the calf is bawl ing." Love is the sugar that takes the b'tter taste out of life. You may know all about relative values, and yet be unable to value your relatives. An old farmer in Ayrshire had a habit of feigning deafness when he' wanted to avoid answering an awk ward question. One day a neighbor said to him:— "I'd like to borrow your cart this morning. Mine is having a spring mended." "You'll have to speak louder," the old farmer answered. "I don't hear very well—and I don't like to lend my cart anyhow." It. shocks a young man's heart ter ribly when, in walking romantically with liis girl along the seashore, mak ing remarks anent the waves, etc., she exclaims, with irrepressible enthusi asm, "Ob, Henry, how the foam does resemble the froth on a gl...
An Amusing Announcement. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
1 An Amusing Announcement. 1 The custom lias prevailed with a certain episcopal church in a Califor nian dioceso of presenting each schol 1 ar with an egg during the exercises j at the celebration of Easter. v Oil an occasion of the kind, when I that point of the service was reached j which had been set apart for this in teresting ceremony, the assistant I clergyman arose and made this an- I nouncement: "Hymn 419, 'Begint my . soul, the exalted lay,' after which the eggs will bo distributed." 1 The truth may co^you dear—if it constitutes a libel.
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
BALL.VKAT l'TG MAKKET. Cok'o and I'ulliiin report:—_i>1 extraj heavyrmpjily for.v»:d. eoinprUinj,' a vory iine varduL; oi b^c-.r. pi;-;-, a yi.oil i:u>;iij.'>r of jiailcers, and a "J;jlot &lt;h' .-Hues and yoniiK We penned TIlS head, of whieh oouid be cla-e'-d as fats. and nut- of this number- -110 v.-&lt;-re purcha^d l;y the two- leading eun-rs c.f th&lt;; :«talt.». Uncom-itf: Tli cro v.'a.i an e.vtia heavy supply (o.'u'aid. ami included a iair number • :!' liulit w.-yits and half i.:t stuff. All IK-'iis suitable lor eureis' wiuirements nier. an extra kion demand, and prices wore if anything a &lt;diade higher than Jast veok's Kood rutes. liall and throe parte; fat stuff was no better than last week. The top jiriep of the market was .£1/M/G made for two iirinie heavy bacouers of Jlr G. J'e tei'-: o&lt;ld j>iftof -Mc-srs .1. Glenane, .1 Buchanan. and .1. Collins nf. the same price; .Mr-1. Gritiin, Mr Shea, £i Hi/; -Mr Sutherland. ....
DRINK UNDER THE PULPIT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
DRINK UNDER THE PULPIT. Residents of Bellevue East, South Africa, are enjoying a joke at the ex pense of a Presbyterian congregation whose church is situated not a thou sand miles from that district. Temperance above all things has been preached in the church with un failing insistence from the pulpit. Lately some people living in the neighborhood were interested in the fact that there was always a large number of Kaffirs about the church in little knots and clusters, and at last someone—a trifle more curious than the rest—asked if there were not a native mission or chapel at tached to the church. This not being the case, it became difficult to ac count for the presence of the na tives, to whom one would hardly suppose a Presbyterian church for Europeans to be an object of par ticular interest or attraction. No doubt the church officials were puzzled, and so they set to work to solve the mystery. The solution is alike tragic, humorous and simple. While the evils of drink and the vir...
Commercial. BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
Miraeiai. >:o:——1 BALIAKAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Fat cattle: 177 head were penned to day, wliieli mainly consisted of medium to useful descriptions, quality pens being scarce. There was a good attendance of buyers present. Value- for all descrip tions hail an upward tendency, which was more pronounced with the better quality pens. Quotations-. Prime pens bullocks, .i-'I.'J JO/ to ljol.'iJ peiw bullocks, .£11/15/ to £12/15/: medium, £$ to .£0/10/; best cows, to .t'10; extra, to JSM2/17 fi. Averages: Mr John Smith, Grassdale Es tate, Grassdale, t> bullocks £13'10/, t cows .i'U/13/9; -Miss ITeutv. .Merino JJowiis, Honly, 1 Jniilock JL*I3,'ir»> 9 hfifcrs .fct) 30,1. CaivcN; 11 weio j)onnv(l hi-ie to- | day, comprising u^ful to jiootl quality, which sold .at improved valius. Sheep: nS2o peniufi far to-day's sale; on!y _ a small mimher Ixiny piinie quality, with a fair proportion of gcrd to useful de scriptions, balance indifferent forts. There w:as a better demand for prime sheep a...
"An Early Bird." [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
"An Early Bird." At a well-known works a certain workman had left his work without permission. When he came next day the fore man summoned him. "Well," he said, "you know the rules of this works as well as any one else, don't you?" "Yes," answered the workman. "And you know that anyone leav ing his work without permission will be dismissed?" "Yes," replied the workman. "You admit everything without grumbling so I will give you a chance to clear yourself." "You will need another man in my place, won't you?" "Yes," answered the foreinna. "Well, will you give me the first chance?" "Get back to your work, but don't let it occur again," said the half amused and half-angry foreman.
BALLARAT POULTRY MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
BALLARAT VOUI.TKY MARKET. T. -T. Lawless and Co. report :—A big supply penned. ami prices easier. A few turkeys forward: primost. SJd per lb; me dium, GXd to 7U1: prime roosters, 4/G; me dium. 2 6 to 3 : prime1 chickens, 3?6 to t.'G; small, from 1* 11» 1/G; h^avy liens, to 3 G; extra, 4.'4; medium, 2/ to 26; inferior lower; best ducklings, to 4/: small. -/ to 2/ti; old -bard to quit at 3/ to 4/ per pair; pigeon?, 1/4 per pair.
Root of the Complaint. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
Root of the Complaint. Bellingham was a long-suffering maa anil a patient one. Never had he tried to interrupt the continuous flow of conversation which Mrs. Bellingham • provided. At last, however, his I nerves gave out, and the doctor was called in. I "He must have sleep and rest," | was the doctor's verdict. He looked : at Mrs. Bellingham thoughtfully. "Ma ! dam, I will send you some sleeping ' powders which must be used exactly as ! written 011 the box. Will you promise j to do this, or must I order him to the hospital?" "I promise," said Mrs. Bellingham, roadily enough, although wondering why he made so odd a request. She learned when the box came from the druggist's, and she read on the label: "SlfiRiiinsr nowders. to be taken night and morning— -by Mrs. B."
BALLARAT WHOLESALE DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
&lt;; vt.l.m; \t wiioi.ksalk dairy I'linnCt'l-: MAIiKKT. J. T. Lav.k\~> :i!:d Co. dale .\1'&lt;. k-or l^ro.-.) n port. — liiricr: Priim.' faefo'.y jirinl-, 1i: lump. Il'.'l: dairy. rn! or, lO'.d. K«sw. S'.d. Bacon: Snk>&lt;. 10d t» !lil: middle.-, 1;; lmin. 1/. 8d. Iloai'V, 3'd to 3!J. Choose, Sd to SA.I. and Clinmlxjrlain report: — Bulter: Prime facioiy prints. 1/; lump, ]l!d; •■•■'parator. l'til; &lt;lairy, Sid. 9(1". Uawm: Sides.' 11(1; middle-, 1/'; ham, 1/ i.nn!, S'.d. (Iieeso. SJd. On ions: Brown Spanish, -Sll to J£ll,10,'. I'o tnU:es, ,£6 to .'-7.
PRIDE OF INTELLECT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
I i PRIDE OF INTELLECT. I There is a kind of pride which occa sionally obtrudes itself upon our no tice, and which claims to be of a high order—namely, the pride of in tellect. For this there might seem to be some degree of excuse. Mental endowments are at least a part of the man himself, and not a mere accident of external surroundings. Yet, when we come to examine claims of this kind, do we find them valid? It is only the man of very limited know ledge who desires to air it on every occasion. The intellect that is vain of itself must be a small one indeed— so small that it cannot even see the wealth of mind and the treasures of knowledge that are beyond its present grasp. | " 1 Fallon (who has bought a small , farm): "Tell me the truth, Mr. Garney, i is the soil rich or poor?" ! Expert" Gardener: "Well, 6or, I should say it wor wanst rich, but it's now in raydooced circumstances."
VALUABLE SWORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 14 November 1914
VALUABLE SWORDS. Among the royal treasures of Per sia is a pipe set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds to the value, it is estim ated, of no less than £100,000. This pipe was made for the late Shall, and is said to be even more valuable than his famous sword. In the matter of swords it is said that the Gaekwar of Baroda possesses the most precious blade in existence. Its hilt and belt are encrusted with dia monds, rubies, sapphires and emer alds, and its value has been put at £200,000. There are many costly swords in the treasure rooms of Eastern and European rulers, notably those of the Czar of Russia, the Sultan of Turkey, and the King of Siam, but the sword of the Gaekwar outshines them all. The most valuable sword in Europe is that presented by the Egyptians to Lord Wolseley. The hilt is set with brilliants, and the whole satire is es timated to be worth £2,000. The Maharajah of Ghened is the owner of the most costly brougham in the world. The handles of the doors are of solid g...