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Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
Local and General, Tlie privileges in connection with the Birchip Agiicultural and Pastoral So ciety's Show, which is to bo .held on September 16 next, were sold by Messrs Hancock and Malcolm on Saturday last. The publican's boith (£27 10&lt;) and the soft drink booth (£1 10s) were knocked d^wn to Mr B. B. Loci, of Birchip HoteL The fruit stnll was secured by Mr "IfRford for £3, while Mr J. T. Bales tecurlf^ the luncheon booth for £1 2s 6d. Whil'! many nrticles hare taken a sudden jump duo to the war. it is pleas ing to note th&t one essential table com modity is to be lowered in price, viz., butler. Last week butter dropp'ed a penny per pound and as stocks are on the increase another drop is anticipated, which will reduce the cost of the choicest brands of factory butter to Is per lb. It is oflicially estimated that New South Wales has a record nrea of 4,108.6000 acres of wheat under cultiva-1 tion this jeer. A litilo over 3,500,000 acres will be reaped for grain an...
The Birchip Advertiser. PUBLISHED EVEEY WEDNESDAY. "For the cause that needs assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1914. THE REAL STORY OF THE AVAR. No. II. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
The BircMp Advertiser. PUBLISHED EVEEY WEDNESDAY. " For the cause that needs assistance^ For the wrong that needs resistance. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1914. THE REAL STORY OF THE AVAR. No. II. The most striking factor in the pre sent war is the extreme rapidity witli which the scene of the conflict has been changed. On July 30, Austria declared war against Servia, ivnd the Austrian troops were then operating "against Belgrade. The eyes of the world were centred on the Balkans, whilst; her ears were straining to catch the slightest rattle of the sword in the~ scab bard in London, Berlin and St. Petersburg. And now, within the incredibly short space of a fortnight, all attention is riveted oil that small 6trip of Bel gian territory jutting down between i'Vaiice and Luxembourg, where will soon be .fought the mightiest and bloodiest battle of all time. There the troops will be numbered, not by the tens of thousands, nor yefc by the hundreds of thousands, but by the millions, all armed with...
Hamsome Apology. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
Hamsome Apology. An Irishma who had offended against the srictest rule of Parlia ment that merbers should always ad dress the Hose only through "Mr. Speaker," and not directly, tendered an apology wit', a pungent flavor. "Gentlemen," lie began, on rising, and had been stopped instantly by cries of "Ordir" from political op ponents. For a mome;t he paused, then re sumed: "Mr. Ipeaker, sir, I recog nise that in beflnning my speech with the word 'genteman' I made a mis take, for whiclil am deeply sorry, and I promise that if the House will for give me I vili endeavor not to ropeat the error!" n '•,
What He Feared. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
What He Feared. It Is one of tho oddities of human nature that people are always looking as far awa; as possible from tho ground they Jtand upon, not only for their best clance of distinction, but for the dangsrs which they believo are most bes'tting. A lion-tamer although he would ven ture into the cages of the most fero cious beasts, apparently having no fear of them, had a dreadful fear of getting bronclitis. One day, afer he had entered with perfect compcsure a cage containing two lialf-starvid bears and a panther, he shook his lead gravely as he came out. "Yes, sir," he said to a gentleman who stood nar, "this will end badly for me some lay." "You are afaid those ferocious ani mals will deviur you, then?" "The animas? Pshaw! You don't think I'm afrnd of them? Not at all. But those cagis, sir, are such terrible places for draghts."'
A WAR SPECIAL'S VIGIL. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
A WAR SPECIAL'S VIGIL. Some of the most uncomfortable hours of my life (said Mr. Donahoe, the war correspondent) were passed In a Chinese Inn on the road from Autung to FvnRhwangeheng. Soon after T fell asleep I was awak ened by feeling a heavy weight across my legs. It was a Chinese muleteer, who had endeavored to make himself comfortable by using me as a pil low. A vigorous movement on my part landed him on the earthen floor, where he arrived muttering impreca tions, as I suppose. I was hardly prepared for what fol lowed. Searching amongst his tatter ed bags, he drew out a broad-bladed knife, the edge of which, with his eyes fixed on me, he proceeded to test with his thumb. He may not have intended any harm, but I felt it was my turn to make a counter demonstration. Drawing my revolver, I loaded it os tentatiously under his very nose. Then I held it ready cocked. The Chinese viewed these proceed ings in apparently unmoved calm. He still sat on the floor watching me with his knife ...
DUMMY SUCKERS MAKE SMOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
DUMMY SUCKERS MAKE SMOKERS. A school medical officer has made the interesting announcement that, In hfs experience, tfiose school-boys who are In the habit of sucking the end of their pens and pencils are almost al ways hoys who, when babies, .were kept constantly supplied with a dummy or comforter. The habit formed in babyhood has stuck. He adds that, as far as he is able to ascertain, pen and pencil chewing hoys usually turn into inveterate smok ers at a later age. In the great ma jor.! y of cases heavy smokers really picked up the habit in the cradle, by iicpuiring a craving for holding some tiling in their mouths to suclc at. It is this craving, too, that, accord ing to some psychologists, accounts for the feminine liking for sweets, far more than for a fondness for sweet thirds in themselves. If it is possible to guess of a heavy smoker thai his mother kept him quiet on a dummy, there are other adult habits that toll something of the baby days of their possessors. It is pretty ...
PATTERN FOR YOUNG LADIES EVENING DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
PATTERN FOR YOUNG LADIES EVENING DRESS. The young lady who wants a new evening frock could not do better than copy this design. Floral ninon over white satin is suitable, but net lace or muslin may be substituted. A reliable paper pattern may bo had. It represents "Everylady's Journal" pattern No. 1GG, cut in two sizes—for girls of 1G and IS. This pattern may bo bought for ninepence from local pattern agent, or will be sent post freo to any ad dress if ninepence in stamps is sent to Dept. C, "Everylady's Journal," 37G Swanston-street, v-Melbourne. State number of pattern and size required. If a penny stamp is sent to above ad dress a 4S-page catalogue will be sent to any reader who writes "Send free catalogue."
The Catholic Ball. A BRILLIANT SUCCESS [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
The Catholic Ball. A BltlLLIANl SUCCESS The a initial Catholic bell was held on Wednesday night last, and proved to be one of the most successful yet held by the committee. This function is always looked forward to, not only by residents in the town, but by many living in the country, and as a consequence there is usually a large attendance, and at last Wednesday's baU there were about 90 couples present. Tho hall had been tastefully decorated by the ladies of the committee, the predominant feature or which was red and white roses with green foliage. The floor was in perfect order, and the music supplied by Mr and Mrs Merntt was excellent. Mr N. Pinney carried out the duties ot M.C. in his usual capable manner. llic supper, which was laid in the Shamrock \ Hotel dining room, was ft credit to the ladies who had worked so hard to make it a success. The table was profuse y decorated with flowers, and laden with every class of edibles from the succulent turkey to the most delicious jell...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
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THE JUNIORS. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
THE JUNIORS. • A mateli was played between Birchip and Narraport on (ho ground of the latter on "Wednesday afternoon last. The Narraport team showed their superior ity over the Birehipites by scoring 8 goals 0 beliinds to 3 behinds. Messrs Byrne and Humphrys an nounce tlmt they have opened a motor garage in Birchip, and are agents for all the leading cars, motor cycles and Dun lop tyres. Eepairs of all descriptions are undertaken by the firm. It is with regret that wo hare to an nounce the death of Br H. II. Fleming, a highly-respected resident of St. Arnaud. The late Dt Fleming had been a Bufferer for many years, and he passed peacefully away on Saturday night la«f, Ho leaves a widow and two daughters (the elder of which is Mrs E. C. Jfan nah, juor., of this town) to mourn his loss. The Woomelang Iforse Show Society Las decided lo abandon ,thc show for this year. This decision was arrived at in consequence of the serious effect the dry spell has had on stock. It has been liiially d...
TO MAKE THINGS CHEERFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
I TO MAKE THINGS CHEERFUL. "This is your room, sir," said a rural lodging-house keeper, ushering in the pale-faced youth from town, who had been ordered a holiday in the country. "Mr. Lanks, who occupied this room for some months last summer, seem sd to like it very well," continued the hostess. "He was troubled a good ileal as you are, and also wrote the nicest poetry you ever read, and was subject to fits. "He died in the chair you are sitting in now. I was talkin' to him jost as I am talkin' to you now, when aii of a sudden ho gasped and lay back. I was never more frustrat ed in my life. "Everyone that comes hero admires the outlook from the windows. You can see as plain as can be the old mill down by he pond, where Mrs. Hobson's two boys were drowned eight years ago. "It was a sad affair. They were twins, and only sixteen years old. "Town folks generally think the old mill looks very picturesque in the moonlight, but it don't look quite so much to me as I suppose it would if I w...
RAN IN THE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
RAN IN THE FAMILY. The other day a benevolent old gentleman beheld a little six-year-old girl walking gravely along with a bas ket on her arm. Patting the chubby tot under the chin, he said: "And where are youn going to, my pretty maid?" "Give thee good-day, greybeard," replied the midget. "My father bade me to the shambles hie for a fat haunch." "W-w-wliat?" ejaculated the old par ty. "Haply tho Irnowest him—the good man Skidmore?" inquired the tiny dame. "No-o-o," said the gentleman, very much puzzled. "You're a rather fun ny little thing. Come with me and I will buy you some chocolate." "Alack, I am forbid to tarry, gentle sir. I need be blithe. Their patience stays upon my coming." "Good-bye, then," said the old gen tleman. "Rest you merry, master," and dip ping a little curtsey, the mite trotted off. "Bless me,, what an extraordinary child!" said the gentleman to a by stander. "Oh, that's nothing," replied the other. "You see, she's the daughter of the heavy tragedian at Morosc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
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SPORTING. FOOTBALL. BIRCHIP v. ST. ARNAUD. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 19 August 1914
SPORTING. FOOTBALL. BIECHIP v. ST. ARNAUD. St Ariinud visited Birchip by special train on Wednesday list, and played tlie Inst match for Hip season with the local . • c'ub. Neither club was fully repre sented, O. Duggan, Feeney, Baekway, Bath and Fischer being absent from'the S'. Arnnud team, and Bog. Ifogan and Mat. Hogan Irom Birchip. St. Arnaud kicked towards the nor- | them goal, assisted by a slight breczo. Birchip forced the hall forward and Mick Hogan scored first goal, From the bounce, ll^e hull was again forwarded, und Mick Hogan booled second goal. St Aruaud took a hand in the game, and kept the hall on the forward line, kicking three hehinds in quick succession. Bir chip forwarded and Butler found the uprights, Blencowe doing likewise im mediately after. St Arnaud added two hehinds, ono hitting (he goal post, and Birchip one behind. First quarter— Birchip, 4 gouls 1 behind St Arnaud, 5 behinds .^The seccnd qnarler was evenly con. ^Llc&laL_lIig-bnll travelling from...