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THE DANDIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
THE DANDIES. What might oe honestly described as a notable theatrical event is the advent of Mr Edward Branscombo's New English Costume Comedy Company at the Town Hall on 7th and 8th January, two nights only. This company comee with honors thick upon it direct from England, and it is only owing to a mere chance-the overlooking of one of Syd. ney Council's bye-laws, which preclud ed Mr Branscombe from proceeding with the building of his new theatre there---that country theatregos,' are given the opportunity of seeing this company at this particular time. "Merry and Bright" is the motto of the four ladies and six gentlemen who comprise the company and it is sail this appropriate motto is thoroughly realis. ed by the artists and endorsed by the audience. The Dandies never allow success to stand as an excuse for stag nancy. The prevailing atmosphere of their entertainment is humor so splash ed into song, story, dance, dress and business numbers that when the senses are not being tickled...
MOYSTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
MOYu? ON. Cool and pleasant weather prevailed during the holidays, and picnic parties to Mount William and other beauty spots of?the district spent. a most en., joyable time. . - Hays'cuttifig is completed here, and stacking, except in a few instances, is well ?a'dvaiced.-- The..hay crops will average about 35 :ewt 'per acre. Se veral farmers with early yarieties of wheat have conmmienced stripping; and the yield, promises well. It is expect ed that the yield on the Barton Estate will average about eight bags. The de mands of the Rural.Workers' Union for a higher rate. of .wages and shorter hours do not appear to have hindered operations, as farmers state they ex perience no difficulty in getting the men they require at reasonable rates. Good progress has been made in erect ing the new public hall, and the con tractors, Messrs T. M'Arthur and Son, expect to complete the work in a fort night's time. When finished it will greatly add to the appearance of the township. The trustees are...
Saved by Order. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
Saved by Order. There is a story told on the author ity of the "Shipping World" that will appeal to seafaring readers. A revi valist went on board-one of the ships of the line to confer with the Admiral and the following conversation en sued:-"r've called to see you, sir, about the state of religion in the fleet. We have had a glorious awakening in the Arethusa, and I want to interest your men in the subject of their ever. lasting welfare." "Ah!" "Yes, sir, we baptised ten men in the Arethusa yesterday." "The deuce you did! Here, captain - order out twenty men for bap tism first thing -to-morrow morning.. I'll be hanged if I'll be beaten by any: Arethusa in this service!"
A "Fowl" Stroke. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
A "Fowl"-Stroke. Fittingly clad in Norfolk suit and hop-scotch stockings, Lofter Greene strode forth to play his daily round of "goff." Just as he was about to "tee off," however, an old woman dashed out of an adjacent cottage and hailed him. "Are you the man who was playin' here yesterday?" she cried. "I was playing here yesterday!' re plied Lofter pompously. "Then I reckon your sport'll cost you 'arf-a-sovereign," said the wo man. "You've been an' killed one o' my prize 'ens!" "Preposterous!" exclaimed Greene. "There wasn't a fowl about!" "Dessay there weren't!" replied the woman. "But, after you'd gone, I found a golf-ball, and poppel it under one o' my 'ens for a nest-egg!" "Well?" said the golfer. "It ain't well!" snapped the lady. "'Cos that 'en's dead of a broken 'eart through thinkin' I wanted it to lay crinkley eggs!"
GROW THE LAMBS WELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
GROW THE LAMBS WELL. No single part of successful sheep husbandry is more vital to the finan c!al welfare of the flock-owner than the growing of the lamb crop to ma turity. Every sheep man recogniscs the fact that quality is the predomin ant factor in the determination of market value of flock products. There is little dilliculty in securing top mar ket prices when the gooas can be de livered. When a 1.mb is dropped healthy and robust, and sucking a ceep-milking ewe, there is little trouble encountered to bring him to early market maturity. But the hitch comes, when adverse conditions are confronted, and prudent judgment must be exercised to eliminate the obstacle. Flock-owners generally recognise the importance of properly growing the lamb crop to promote rapid gain and uniformity. The market to-day, tronm every view-point, is discrimlna ting in favor of early maturity and uniform quality. Tile mutton-maker must be alert to the demand of the market if he hopes to produce the qualit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
PRECIOUS HUMAN HAIR. A lock of Goethe's hair has been valued at one thousand pounds by the St. Petersburg courts; but, though this is the most recent example of the cult of the hair relic, the practice of treasuring the hair of great men is very old. The beard of Mahomet, the favorite oath of many Moslems, is a case in point. The Prophet had the habit of stroking his beard as he talked. Those hairs which fell out vere seized upon by the devout and venerated as sacred relics. Thus in 1723 one of these sainted hairs was enclosed in-a box of gold and covered with a crystal lid, and over it was built a magnificent monument to pre serve the relic at Cuddapah, in the province of Balaghat. Nor is it only the disciples of great men who have set value on the hair of their heroes. 'The Jieroes themselves have realised the sentimental if not the monetary value of their hair. A motor 'bus driver has been fined for being intoxicated. "Full inside."
BETTY'S XMAS ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
BETTY'S XIYMA ADVENTURE. * By Alice Manners, Betty sat at a little table in the t conservatory leading out of her l mother's drawing-room, 'copying a d chrysanthemum in childish fashion. t Lady Trevenon came in and caught S her. Betty hurriedly covered up the work 0 with her pinafore. Y "You mustn't Icok, mummy," she said, "it's a very special Christmas b surprise." 0 Lady Trevenon knew the usual s Christmas card was being produced i, for her benefit. "I won't even try to guess what it v is," she said, smiling, "but will leave d you in peace, darling. I am expecting i Mrs. Marsden to tea any minute." "Is Stella with her?" Betty asked i eagerly. t "Not to-day." t "Then don't call me in, mummy," i pleaded Betty. "I will come when I have finished the-the surprise." t Her mother returned to the draw- I ing-room just as Mrs. Marsden was announced. Betty plodded on with her Christmas card. She paid little heed to the conversation of her elders which she could overhear. The shades of chrys...
WOMEN'S WORLD. THE VALUE OF ORDERLINESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
WOMEhN'S WORLD. THE VALUE OF ORDERLINESS. Orderliness always pays ini the long run. One cannot always keep tae nouse outivardly straight it it is to oe used as most people use tneir nomes. But there is a truer orderll uess that every good housewife loves and should attain. Mlost careless nousewives know the- eeling or dls may when a change in temperature calls for a change in raiment, or when circumstances suddenly demand some lIttle-used article. . Then it is that untidy storerooms and boxes empia sise the beauty of having a place for tnmgs and everything where it be longs. The first step is in providing the :places." How many pantries are dil 11cult to care for and unpleasant in appearance because they are cluttered .~ai accumulations of empty truut jars! Somewhere near the kitchen In the storeroom or even iii tile wood shed it there is no other available place--put up a cupboard purposely to receive these jars as they are emp tied. A box, fitted with a door and rough shelves, wil...
FOR THE FARMER. BURNT LIME V. GROUND LIMESTONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
JFOR. THE FARIMiER. BURNT LIME v, GROUND LIMESTONE. When lime is burned in a kiIn the limestone rock or carbonate undergoes decomposition. Carbonic acid is thrown off, and the oxide or quick uime remains. When this is slaked it -alls to a very fine powder, which is soluble in water, and becomes evenly distributed through the soil, and more thoroughly mixed with it than- any ground"insoluble material can pos srbly be. Herein is constituted its su periority over the ground rock. It is something like' dissolving a cupful ot sugar in a pint of water and mixing that solution in-a bucket of 'water. Every particle of water present in the oucket would be more or less sweet ened by the sugar. It would be im possible, to distribute any powder, nowever finely ground, in the same way. The oxide has great attlnity for atmospheric carbonic acid, and com olnfes with it to reproduce carbonate of lime. This process -Is a fortunate reversion for the farmer, because it necomes practically insoluole in...
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. CRICKET. A cricket match was played at Cath- cart on Saturday last between the West Brunswick team and a team from the Ararat District Assocition. West &nbsp; Brunswick went first to the wickets and scored 158, Paton (56) and C. Leslie (50) being, the top scorers. J. Toohey got 6 wickets for 26 runs. The Association team responded with 120, J. Toohey (44) being the best scorer. Brunswick lost, in their se- cond innings, seven wickets for 77, Dowsing re??ring with 44 to his credit. They declared the innings closed, and the Ararat Association lost 9 wickets for 40 in their second attempt. The teams were hospitably entertained. The Railways and Crowlands teams meet at the Recreation Reserve this afternoon.
FOILED BY A FILM. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
FOILED BY A FILM. By Harry Stone. &nbsp; George Gurney stood with bared head before a grave in the churchyard at Petersham. As he read and re-read the inscription on the tombstone, his thoughts flew back over a span of twenty-five years, to the great crisis in his life which had impelled him to leave his native country. The carven words faded, and before &nbsp; &nbsp; his mental gaze there arose a gracious &nbsp; vision--a dainty, girlish figure in grey, &nbsp; with clear, steady eyes, and hair brushed back from a broad forehead. &nbsp; The sound of footsteps on the gravel &nbsp; path aroused him from his reverie. He looked up and stared spellbound at a girl who was coming towards hin with a bunch of white flowers in her hands. "Helen!" he exclaimed, involuntar- ily. The girl paused and looked inquir- ingly at him. There was something appealing in his sad face, framed in shaggy iron-grey hair, and she came &nbsp; up to ...
The Ararat Advertiser SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
ESTX 1857 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1914. Two residents from this district, wbnhave been on furlough in the old country for so.... months past, have returned home again. We refer to Councillor T. Millear, of " Edgar ley," Maroons, aud Mr C. Stewart, of .Maroons. Both appear to have benefited considerably by the trip . At the Maryborough sports. on:New Year's Day, R. Whear, of Ararat, won the Walking Match,-the first prize :be ing £7. Ii. Beyer, .of Ararat, came third in the Society Handicap of 220 yards, his :prize being £1. At the: Ararat Sub treas ry the' fol lowing d ccounts await payment:- R.' Anderson, W. Bates, E. Blacke, C. Bourchier, Flattely and Lewis, W .:I. Grano (2), D. Hamilton, J. 'Hart, J. Hillman, M. Long, 3, R. Matthews, J. Macnamara, W. Simnpson and Co. There was an immense attendance.. at Alexandra Park on New . Year's night to see the -final 'stages of the'band contest. The park, illnmninatd with electricity, looked at its ...
WIRTH'S CIRCUS LTD. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
WIRTH'S CIRCUS LTD. 'Wirth Bros.' Circus Ltd., described as the "Greatest Show on Earth," opens in Ararat on Monday, 12th Janu ary. Nearly 100 performers comprise the company, andi they include Dare Devil Desperado, who is to appear with Wirth's Circus, and will be seen in the most perplexing, bewildering, sensation al heroic achievements among all the world's daring deeds. This act is t-u ly the absolute pinnacle of combined human ingenuity, bravery and reckless ness. Diving from a dizzy height, landing on a creo-ent shaped chute, travelling at a terrific speed until his body is in an upright position, landing on his feet, turning a somersault and bowing to his astonished and amazed audience:' Desperado, in fact, is ont only the most reliable and accurate high diver .in the v crld, but the greatest sensational attraction that has ever been seen;" also La Belle Vic toria, the beauty of the circus world, and the acknowledged queen of wire artists, gives a performance on the tight and...
CABLEGRAMS. REUTER'S SPECIALS. HUGE AIRSHIP. BUILT FOR ENGLAND. TO CARRY FIVE GUNS. LONDON, Thursday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
CABLEGRAMS. REUTER'S SPECIALS. &nbsp; &nbsp; HUGE AIRSHIP. BUILT FOR ENGLAND. TO CARRY FIVE GUNS. LONDON, Thursday Night. Vikers, the great shipbuilders, have built for the English Government a new rigid airship. The monster is 540 feet long and carries 850,000 cubic feet of gas. She has engines of 1000 h.p., and can travel at a speed of 55 miles an hour. A crew of 15 will man the airship, which will carry five guns, three on the sus- pended platform and two on the hull. Three other ships of the Parseval type, to carry twelve men and two guns, are also being built.
CARDINAL'S WILL. STOLEN PAPERS RETURNED. ROME, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
CARDINAL'S WILL. STOLEN PAPERS RETURNED. ROME, Thursday. The police have commenced pro- ceedings against certain unspecified persons on a charge of having stolen the first will of Cardinal Rampolla, which had been missing since his death last month. A dossier, containing confidential documents regarding the Vatican propaganda for the prevention of the renewal last year of the alliance be- tween Italy, Germany and Austria, has been recovered from the valet who stole it, as the result of a tempting reward.
CROQUET. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
CROQUET. &nbsp; On Tuesday last the members of the Alexandra Club were invited by Mrs H. Dodd to take part in a tournament at Eulinya. About thirty members accepted the invitation, and a most en- joyable set of games was played between teams representing the Eulinya and Alexandra Clubs, the latter proving the winners after a closely contested game. A dainty afternoon tea was served. The B. tournament (doubles) in con- nection with the Alexandra Croquet Club was won by Mesdames T. F. Brown and Banfield.
BARBAROUS EXCESSES. GRAVE CHARGES AGAINST SERVIA. PARIS, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
BARBAROUS EXCESSES. GRAVE CHARGES AGAINST SERVIA. PARIS, Thursday. Mr William Willard Howard, of New York, who has been doing much relief work among the Armenians, has completed a 400 mile journey through Albania. &nbsp; He gives a deplorable account of &nbsp; the excesses of the Servian troops. During the past ten weeks the Ser- vians have destroyed 100 villages, and either killed or burnt to death 4000 men, women and children. In addition 100,000 Albanians have been rendered homeless, and of this number Mr Howard can see no other fate for 30,000 of them, before the winter ends, than that of starving or freezing to death.
THE CITIZENS BAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
THE CITIZENS BAND. Bandmaster Stephenson and his men were highly congratulated on their suc- cess in winning the double event, while Lieutenant Quick, who officiated as drum major, is to be congratulated for the manner in which he handled his boys. The Horsham Band was keen on beating the Citizens and as a pro- fessional player they had Mr B. Taylor, cornetist, leader of the Waracknabeal band, with them. &nbsp;
IMPORTANCE OF WATER. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 3 January 1914
IMPORTANCE OF WATER. A good water supply for sheep is very important. To keep sheep in good condition they should not have to travel far during the hot weather for water. Where it has to be sup- plied by the dams, the dimensions must be considered in relation to the local conditions, data of which can usually be obtained from local resi- dents. Where deep excavations are necessary, to retain water, it is prefer- able to fit them with windmill pumps and troughing, thus making the most of the water and keeping the wool cleaner, etc. The water supply must be taken into consideration in the sub- dividing of the farm, and very often one tank could be made to supply four paddocks.