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III. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
III. They watched their guest ashore, and then fell to the discussion of a plan. Hugh had already dispatched a telegram to Heresford, and lie paced the deck impatiently as though a re ply must reach him before lie slept. George Hedges, a little frighten ?d by the night air, and quite without an eye for the beauties of Lisbon as the darkness revealed them, said that he did not believe a word of what he had heard, and that the morning would justify him. "If the man has any conscience at all, he will see .you," said he. "Let us all go to bed and sleep upon it— quite assured that we shall laugh at our credulity. My dear Hugh, is it either possible or probable that the man who proved himself so good a friend to Lady St. Denys in the hour of her necessity, will now try to con vinco us that he is a scoundrel? I say that it is preposterous—absolutely pre posterous. There is no other word in th language." "Except the Portuguese for whisky and soda," said Mat, as a sudden freshet of hope came...
NHILL BRANCH A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
NHILL BRANCH A.N.A. The usual fortnightly meeting of the above was held in Sb. Georgs's Hall on Tuesday last, 12th May, Mr D; "W. McKonzie (president) in the chair. The minutes having been road and con firmed) Messrs White and A. R. Davoy were eleoted members of the branch. Mr H. Pyvis, who was previously elected a member, was introduced to the branch by Mr Kozminsky and welcomed by the president. Tho busi ness finished, tho syllabus item which was a euchre tournament, was Btarted, and although it was a very wot and unpleasant evening, thoro woro a fair number present, and a most enjoyablo evening was spent. Miss M. Day, with 10 games out ef 13, won the ladies' prize, and Mr J. Love, with tho samo number of games, the gontlomen's prize.
CHAPTER XVI. At the Rock House. I. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
CHAPTER XVI. At the Rock House. I. It was just twelve o'clock on the | following morning when the train, put them down at the station of Cintra and they passed out to find a car riage "with three springs and a rope," as Mat Michel put it, waiting for them at the door. Here, also, was the interpreter whom Elkington obliging ly sent to them—the broth of a man whose speech brought tears to their eyes. There had been an early thunder storm down in Lisbon; but the iiir was glorious here upon the height' and so redolent of sweet perfumes' that they might have been set down suddenly in an Oriental garden Per fume of orange and lemon trees, of roses which made a bower of every house, of great gardenias and flower ing shrubs—rocks which were hidden by blossoms, a vista of mountain and of sea beautiful beyond imagination, justified in an instant all that had been said of this incomparable re treat. And dominating all upon the proud crest was the old palace of the M oorish kings •• now flying ...
WINIAM RIFLE CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
WSHIAM RIFLE CLUB. Q r-. ANNUAL MEETING. There was a good muster of rifle men at the annual meeting, which was held at the residenco of Mr J. E. Westendorf. It was pleasing to note that the majority were.members who have been connected with tho dub since its inception seven years ago, showing that tho rifle as a sport is not a passing fancy. Public interest in the club has alwavs been fully sustained, and at tho present it is stronger and in a better position than over it had been. Tho reading of tho balance sheet showed a satis factory state of aiYairs, the receipts being considerably augmented by the team's winnings throughout the year, being a total of £12. Several mem bers expressed satisfaction with the balance sheet, and commended the committee for its management and control of the club's finances. Oapt. Westendorf was again nominated for the position as captain, but declined, stating that ho felt that the position was an honor, and as such he would like to see it pass round. ...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
II. I-Iugh, of course, was much dejected, and he would not deny it. To him it seemed monstrous that they must be sitting there in that busy hotel, cheek by jowl with tourists who had come to see the citadel and to tear orange blossom from unoffending trees. The stories told of Dan Heresford by his American friends were justified be yond cavil. The man was ah eccen tric, who shut his doors upon his fel lows when the whim took him, and would not open them even at the call of a woman's honor. It seemed in credible, but it was true. "He must have got my telegram," he said at the table—"it would have been returned to me, surely, if he re fused delivery." Mat settled that doubt by sending Legarre immediate ly to the post office. The fellow re turned in ten minutes with the desir ed information. The telegram had been delivered "The nigger man, he got him, mi lord. The peoples at the bureau say, Sir 'Eresford, he is ill, and no mis take. His doctor, Mister Smeeth, ho gone away to America lo...
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
I SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING. Tho ordinary monthly meeting of tho local school oommittoo was hold on Monday ovoning, when tho following wore proscnt; —Rev Henry Swan Ichair man), and Messrs Angus Mcintosh, A. E. Turner, F. K. McKcnzio, C. H. Towns, and tlie head master (Mr W. D. Thomas). Messrs Angus Mcintosh, A E. Turner, and the Rev Henry Swan were appointed a committee to visit the school during tho next month. It wa6 decided that Messrs 0, H. Towns, W. E. Goldsworthy, and the Rov Henry Swan inspect tho building adjoining Mr Frank Patterson's butchor's shop, also the building next to tho Treasury Hotel, with a view to deciding which was tho most suitable place to reeommond for holding tho cookory classes. Messrs A. E. Turner, "W. D, Thomas, and 0. H. Towns wcro appointed a conimittoo to procure prizes for tho children, to be awarded on Empiro Day, 22nd insfc. On tho morning in question a pro gramme of vocal and elocutionary itoms will bo given at tho olomentary school, and parents ...
NHILL POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
I NHILL POLICE COURT. Messrs W. A. Gunn trad John A. Andorson, J's.P., presided at the local court on Tuesday, when a middlo aged man named Edward Potter was charged, on remand, with stealing 2 shirts and 2 handkerchiefs, the property of John Rice; 6 knives, the property of Mrs KozininBky the proprietress of tho Com mercial Hotol, and 34 knives from Mrs T. Bailio proprietress of tho Hotol lioyal. Senior.-Constablo Drew prosecuted. Potter, who wag arrested by Constable 0. F. MoBrido, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, cumulative, on each chargo. Accused was sewt to tho Ballarat gaol in chargo of Constable Kohn.
SALVATION ARMY ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
SALVATION ARMY ANNI VERSARY. The 26th anniversary of the foun dation of the local corps of the Salva tion army was held on Sunday, when Brigadier Albiston presided, large audiences being present at both after noon and evening services. On Mon day a knife and fork tea, given by the townspeople, was held in the Army hall, and proved a great successf At the conclusion of the tea, a fine programme of songs, gramo phone selections and elocutionary items was rendered by well known performers, who received a very cordial reception from the audience. At the close of the meeting Brigadier Albiston presented Mr Alex Johnstone with a long service badge,
HOSPITAL FETE CONCERT AND ART UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
HOSPITAL FETE CONCERT AND ART UNION. The curtain was finally rung down on the Hospital Feto of 1914 on Wed nesday evening last, when the con cert and drawing of the art union prizes took place in Bailie's Theatre Royal. Tho committe were not for tunate in their choice of an evening as a more boisterous and unpleasant night could hardly bo conceived, and this, combined with the fact that tho Nhill public have of late had a surfeit of entertainment, was no doubt tho cause of such a small number putting in an appoarance. However, the com- 1 mittee decided on proceeding with : the programmme, and this was done, the state of the weathor outside seemingly did not dampen tho spirits of the ladies and gentlemen on the committees or the ardour of the artists who took part , in the eniertainment. Two long tables had been placed at the front of the hall, and on these were arranged numerous articles to be disposed of both by sale and art union, and considering the limited number present, the la...
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. Handsome men are generally only clothes-props. Cryin' over spilt milk ain't no good —it on'y makes it skimmier. A man may And a woman's eyes beautiful and never know the exact color of them. The real man-hater doesn't exist, and the sham one gives up directly her lips are kissed. The capable woman will always have a baby to nurse, and the baby will be her husband. Poetry is a charming hobby, but there's no money in it, and it has a shocking effect on the hair. The happiest woman' is the one who does not marry the man she loves; then she can go on loving him. Most women regard men as they do the Ten Commandments—something to be studied, but not obeyed. It's easiest to get a man to marry you when he first loses his head; then he'll do anything, and not know he's doing it. A platonic friendship usually ends in the woman losing her heart and the man his temper . . . or- the man his appetite and the woman her complexion. Modest demeanor is not only becom ing but discr...
TO MAKE COAL LAST LONGER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
TO MAKE COAL LAST LONGER. Coal is not used as carefully as it might be. When breaking up a large lump of coal it is generally done by striking it vigorously in a haphazard fashion with the back of the axe. which wastes the coal by pounding it to a dust. Now a coal chisel costs but a few pence and this applied to the lump of coal along the grain or seam a*. Mice splits it cleanly and without any waste of dust. Actor: What, back so soon? Didn't the play take? Actress: Yes, the play took; the manager took the receipts, the bai liffs. the scenery, the landlords the trunks, and the author took to drink!
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
THE EQUITY TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, & AGENCY CO. LTD. Subscribed Capital . . £125,000 Reserved Liability . . £100,000 Guarantee Fund . . . £10,000 Registered Offices: 25 QUEEN STREET, MELB. Board of Directors: EDWARD FANNING, Esq., Mer chant, Chairman. W. H. IRVINE, Esq., K.C., M.P., Barrister at Law. DONALD MACKINNON, Esq., M.L.A., Barrister at Law. R. G. McCUTCHEON, Esq., M.L.A. STEWART McARTHUR, Esq., Bar rister at Law. This Company is specially em powered by Act of Parliament (No. 978) to act as Executor, Administra tor, Trustee, Receiver, Committee un der the Lunacy Act, or Attorney under Tower, and to take Transfers of Existing Trusts. Income Collected. Funds Invested and Estates Managed or Realised. JOEL FOX, Manager. 1 C. T. MARTIN, Assistant Manager. EPIDEMIC DISEASE. " NIP IT IN THE BUD." "It's catching"—this is what people say when a malady spreads among them as fire spreads in dry grass ; the phrase states a fact without explanation, which is a pity, because if once ...
THRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
THRIFT. "lib," said Sandy to the minister, "yon was a powerful discourse on 'Thrift' ye preached the Sabbethl" "Ali'm glad ye were able to profit," said the minister. . "Profit 1 "Whiy, mon I would have pit ma, sixpence into tiio plate without a thought if it had not Been for your providential words 1 They savod mo fourpenoe there and then 1" "And do you believe that a woman always turns to the last page "first .when she picks up a book?" He: "Well. I have 110 reason to doubt it. I lrnow it is tlie nature of fcho fair, £0X to Jfte last Kordx'i
TEA AND TEETH. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
TEA AND TEEXII. It has been asserted that excessive tea drinking is responsible for the mo dern increase—if increase there really is—in denial casrs. No doubt the con sumption of hot solutions of tannin sweetened with sugar, and drunk while eating bread and butter, is highly cal culated to cover the routs of the teeth with a good culture medium for the hostile microbo, and. as the poor rarely adopt any measure of bussal hygiene, wo are quite disposed to admit (says a medical journal) that the ravages so commonly observed among the teeth, even of quite young people in the pre sent day, are contributed to by the pre valent devotion to the drinking of de coctions miscalled "tea."
CHINESE DISHES. BAMBOO SHOOTS AND SHARK'S FIN. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
CHINESE DISHES. 13AM1300 SHOOTS AND SHARK'S I-'JN. &lt; Is there a growing vogue i'or tiling? Qhinese in London ? 'Die question is suggests by the increasing number of Chinese rcslaurants in the West-End. J11 Poplar and tlie nyigliborliood of the docks where the .ships in tJio Far East trade bring many Chinese sailors among their crews a number of Oliinese institutions of various kinds, including lodging-housos, Chinese l'an-tau and opium dens, and grocery stores have long nourished. But Chinese rostaur ants of a more luxurious equipment are now to be found iu the West-End. One is in a street by Sbaftesbury-ave nue.. a second at JL'iccadilly-circus, and now another has been established in the Strand near the Lyceum Theatre, . Seven Chinese cooks are employed at tlie Strand house, and the menu com prises nearly a hundred exotic dishes. Tliore are chop sueys of various kinds, mixture of pork, chicken, or beef with mushrooms, bamboo shoots,, green bean sprouts and onions with o...
LADY AND CHOIR BOY. WIFE'S INFATUATION [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
t lady and choir boy. W IPE'S IN FAT L" ATI ON There was no defence in the oaso re* ceiitly heard lit lure &ir Samuel Evans in whioh Air Cuthbeit George Dent pe tioned for aa divorce from liis wife, Kate Louisa Dent, alleging her inis ^ conduct instill .William Oolletfc, who was cited us co-respondent. Mr.Wntts, representing the petition er,, said lit: was married .m 1897 . At the end of lUliJ. his wife made the ac quaintance of co-respondent, a youth of nineteen. 0tie "day, upon return ing, iiome he found this young man cutting the lawn grass. - Mrs Dent eaid he was one of the church choris ters. On a subsequent date Mrs Dent said CoJlelt would take her to th© .picture palace. The petitioner pro tested, and she agreed not to see Col • iett again. One night, however, when, the ■ petitioner arrived home earlier than he »•;« expteted ho saw Gollett leaving by the back door. Subse quently he received from Coliett's laud- i „ lady two letters which Mrs Dent had j .written to hni...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
"SINCE 89 FROM PURE GRAPE WINE This magnificent pile of buildings is the famous Chateau at Tanunda, South Australia, the capacity of which is 1,600,000 gallons of-wine and brandy—where more than half the total stock of brandy in the Com monwealth is being matured—where Chateau Tanunda Three Star Brandy is produced from freshly-picked grapes—where the; CommoiTwealth Excise-Officers personally supervise the placing of the Government Seal on each bottle, which is a guarantee of the purity and maturity of the spirit. • • When you buy imported brandy you get no guarantee of purity or maturity, .and you pay over a shilling a'bottle • more in duty alone than you: pay for Chateau Tanunda Brandy. ■ Delightful as a beverage—you can taste the grapes in it. As a medicine it is particularly valuable, and. is preferred by medical men. . KEEP A BOTTLE IN THE HOUSE. OBTAINABLE AT ALL HOTELS AND STORES THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA. : e-' NEURALGIC I IM 3 Marly Driven IM Righf m& Day, But CURED HER H...
WIMMERA SHOW DATES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 15 May 1914
Stawcll, 15th and 16th September. . Rupanyup, lStii Beptombor, (or another date to bo fixed.) Horsham, 1st and '2nd October. Nhill, 7th October Warracknabeal, 9th October Beulah, 13th October Dimboola, 14th October Hopetoun, lGlh October 5aliinuk, 1.6th October (or another date to be fixed) ^ Jeparit, 20th Octobor ^ Murtoa, 2ist October ? Rainbow, 23rd October The Nhill horse parade will be held on Wednesday, l'Jth August.