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AUSTRALIA TO-DAY. THE STORY OF PROGRESS. A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
V AUSTRALIA TO^DAY T 1 THE STORY OP PROGRESS. A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. BY HA.RRY S. CULLETT. It is frequently remarked that the greatest development ol the twen tieth century is to be the reawaken ing of the great Asiatic peoples, and it is forecasted by pessimistic West erners that the millions of the East may, 100 years hence, be the domin-' ant influence in the world. But j those who take this view are surely . short-sighted. It is youth that wins and a little study must convince that' 100 years hence there should be no ! more ambitious or more powerful j nations in the world than those which are now so rapidly building up in the wide, new, fertile, and, as yet, almost empty regions of the earth. We have seen in a singlo century what has been done in the United i States ; we hav.€ seen the American ! people increase in 100 years from some seven or eight million to near ly 100,000,000. And just as certain is it that in the next 100 years this wonderful performance will be equal-1 le...
A Million Gold Watches. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
A Million Gold Watches. Switzerland's export of watches in 1912 reached a total of just upon £7,000,000—a record figuro for the Republic, although its trado in timepieces has beon famous for many years. Only some twenty .years ago, tho report of tho Central Commit tee of the Swiss Chamber of Watch makers for 1912 states, the totul export amounted but to £;>,8U0,000. Germany is Switzerland's best customer in this particular line, and her purchases last year, roughly spealung, amounted to £1,305,600. Great Britain comes second on the list with a total of £1,020,000. Then follow Austria and Russia, with France lagging behind ns tenth with £151,800. Xo fewer than 1,057,876 gold watches, representing a value of £2,120,000 were sent abroad. Sil ver watches were more than twice as numerous—3,310,637 is the cxact total—with a value of £1,573,230. The remainder of the export con sists of finished movements, sepa rate pieces, and watch cases. The Import of watches amounts to 28,119.
THE BITER BIT. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
THE BITER BIT. The " Daily Post" of Hobart is a Labor journal, which has advocated strikes to cripple the capitalist; but when its own mechanical staff struck for higher wages this is how it wailed "It is a strange thing truly that the organ of Labor should be enmeshed in an industrial trouble, but in these piping times we suppose we must be in the fashion. Our mechanical staff has seen fit to make demands on this journal which the directors (Labor, be ii noted) could not concede without signing a certificate of bankruptey " We have been strenuous in the advocacy of the just claims of unionism, but we have always maintained that the claims must be of a character that an arbitration court would be likely to entertain them. There is an end of all stability if a union can make its de mands a law, and no such principle has over been asserted by ihe Labor party, by the Trades and Labor'Council, or by an official body of representative unionism. " We offered a compromise which would have ...
STABBING AFFRAY AT RUPANYUP. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
I ill" y ■ ... 11 STABBING AFFRAY AT RUPAflYUP. - 'His Honor Judge Winneke presided at- the Ararat Court of General Sessions on Thursday 5th inst., v.hen a young , man named John Bines, who nleaded guilty to ihe offence of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Duncan Munroe, at Rupanyup last Christmas Day. came up for sentence. Mr. T.. G. Grnno ap peared for the Crown, and Mr. Low was present on behalf of the accused. Mr. Low said that ihe accused, when about seventeen years of age, met with a serious accident in the Kyneion dis trict, through which he was unconscious in the hospital for a period of twenly one days. He hsd also met with another accident recently, which he thought might have had something to do with hitn committing the offence I with which he was charged. The ac cused bore an exceptionally good cha racter, and while he was on a little bit of a drunken spree he became excited and did commit the offence. He had been in gaol for six weeks, and had never been up for any mi...
GENERAL NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
GENERAL NEWS Victor Pott, the octogenarian, who murdered his son, a well-known variety artist known as Harry Fragson, in December lust, died in prison on Tues day. The cause of death was diabetes The twin reservoirs which supply Rainbow only contain 24 inches of water, and in order to make the best use of the limited supply householders a&lt;-e prohibited from watering gardens, and the water is only turned on for about two hours in the evening. Pump ing operations are now in progress at the Dooen and Dimboola stations, and the water lias reached Tarranyurk, and will probably be fiowine into the reser voirs within the next few days. J The editor of the " North West | Champion" (Moree, N.S.W ), after being worried nil one hospital Saturday | morning with collectors, hung out the following notice:—"The handsome collectors are requested to call for [ donations this afternoon. The others 1 may walk straight in." It was most effective. The girls used to come up, I read the notice,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
YOUNG BROS Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents, .Land, Finance, and Commission Agents. Head Offices—HORSHAM, HAMILTON and Is HILL. Brar.oh Offices—Casterton, Toranq, Murtoa, Alinyip, Warracknabeal, Bculah, Rupan vup, Dimboola, Donald;* Goroke, and Ararat Ageneie. at Strathdownie, Lake Bolao, Banyena, Penshurst, Balmoral, Hope tonn Auction and Clearing Sales Conducted in part of the State \LAN£) SALES A SPECIALITY. Trucking arrangements limle for Fat Stock ! going to Ballarat and Melbourne) Markets. "Jnlimited amounts of Trust Money to Lend at 4 per cent. AOSiKT.H p.OBt Donnys L'iscollos, Austin, & ( p., wool an ' grain brokers, stock and station agent Geelong and Melbourne. The Ballarat Banking Company Limited. The "Victorian Fire Insurance Co. The Australian Mutual Provident Society. Ballarat Building Society. ! The Australasian..Mutual Live Stock In siirance Society Limited. The National Fire Insurance Co. of New Zealand. . ~ Business arranged with all the Leading Finns ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
W ABOUT OUR FURNITl PF The more readily you will agree that we justify our claim of it bei^g "the best," not only in one single feature— but in every way—price, quality, quantity, selection and value, there is no get away from the many advantages awaiting you here. This is particularly emphasized in our DINING ROOM FURNITURE No reasonable person would desire a wider selection and there is little possibility of getting it. It would take a long time to make a complete inspection of the stock in our Showrooms, but any time you are in town with a few minutes to spare you can spend it very pro fitably examining any articles you have in mind at the time. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE POSTED FREE. TU "For Everything in House Furnishings Lydisrd Street, BALLAR/T. JJV o. w A G'N ER GENERAL Ulncksiiiith, Isuj>Ieavcu( iWttSter, AND COACH BUILDER TIRES. OF EVERY" DESCRIPTION CUT Every kind of Smith's Work executed ori the shortest liotice andat moderate rates BUGGIES Built and Repaired. Firs clash w...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not identity ourselves with the opinions expressed by correspondents in this column, nor will we in any way hold ourselves responsible for same.] THE DRAMA AT MURTOA. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. [Wo do not identity ourselves with tho opinions expressed by correspondents in this column, nor will we in any way hokl ourselves responsible for same.] THE DRAMA AT MURTOA. TO THE EDITOR. Dear Sir,—The many absentees from tlio hall on Monday night have cattle to regret that they missed the chance of hearing a great (Ir;v!un, well staged, and performed in Srst-el iss style. Although an old resi dent I have nevi-r seen a better play staged here The only pity is that this real good company also adopte 1 the latest craze, namely, to have the piano going- all the time during the dial"guo. Tt does not matter how softly the piano is played, it is a disturbing element and kills the dialogue. Surely there is enough chance for the piano at the beginning and during the intervals. Tnis gifted company ought to he good and strong enoiiL'h to break with a had habit. Thanking you in anticipation, I am yours trulv, PLAYGOER.
Dunmunkle Standard And Murtoa Advertiser. PUBLISHED WEEKLY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1914. LOCALISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
fimumtnUlc ^tmulavd SKtuvtoa ^ulvcttiscx;. PORLISHED WEEKLY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1914. LOCALISMS. The booth privileges at the forth coming Murtoa races will be sold by auction this afternoon at three o'clock at Messrs. Young Bros.' rooms. Mr. Abotomey, sight specialist, will be at Murtoa to day. The clearing sale of Mrs. Sheridan's furniture and effects, by Messrs. Mitchell Bros, and White, will com mence at two o'clock punctually next Thursday, 26th insfc. Tenders close tomorrow, with Messrs. Mitchell Bros, and White, for. the purchase of 500 acres of Mr. G. C Hateley's land near Lubcck. Mr. Ern Petering has passed the examination of the London College of M usic with honors, and is now A.L. M C. His teachers were Mr. Mr. J. R. Baillie, L A B., and Madame Belmont (diploma), both, of Horsham. Mr. George Young's handsome and complete private residence at Murtoa will be offered for sale by public auction on Wednesday next, the 25th inst., at three p.m. Mr. Yopng will be leaving Murfcoa ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
At the Birchip police court, Leslie John Bevan, butcher; and Thomas Oliver, drover, boih residents of Birchip, were charged with having stolen three sheep on January 27, the property of Thomas Henry Grace. Accused pleaded not guilty, and reserved their defence. They were commited for trial at the General Sessions to be held at Donald on February 19, each being allowed bail. The threatened trouble in the meat trade did not affect the selling price of cattle at the Ballarat Sale Yards 0,1 Tuesday. Competition, especially for quality, was brisk, and values showed an improvement; whilst for oiher de scriptions the tendency was also firmer. Only a small proportion of the 202 yarded comprised good and prime quality, the bulk of the supply con sisting of middling cows and heifers. Prime pens of bullocks were quoted from .4,11 to £12; extra weights from ^'3 10 -£f4/7/6 ; good from .£"9 to £,\o\ medium, from £,-} to ; best cows, to £,%. An average of ,£12/11/ was obtained f ir 19 bullocks (o...
GAMBLING IN A SEWER. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
C! AMBLING IN A SLOW Kit. A well-equipped gambling-den be neath the street., the main entrance to which was in a big city,sewer, has been raided by the l'it-tsburg police. Twenty-two men were cap tured, as well as a large amount of money and gambling parapher nalia. A squad of policemen in plain clothes were looking for " small names," which nour ish in the district. Wlvn they passed a manhole they saw n glint of light flash from a hole in the grating and then disappear. Quietly lifting the manhole cover, the police, with the aid of several lanterns, dropped down into the sewer, und after proceeding through it about seventy-five feet they came to an opening which led into a large sub terranean room, where the players were busy wagering their money.
Fashions for Dogs. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
Fashions for Dogs. The very newest and most striking sartorial effect for dogs includes a gold necklet, mul a pair of patent leather shoes. Ordinary sweaters have long been fashionable for dogs, ■and some of the small beasts who ; suffer very much from the cold have been seen during the last win ter with two coverings while out on promenade. The under wrap was a j tight-fitting sweater,'- which extend ed to quite a distance over the ani mal's legs. Over this garment was worn the usual blanket coat, which was formerly considered quite sufli cient as a wrap. The fashionable small dog lias al ways its monogrammed handker chiefs, which are smartly tucked ill the pocket of its coat or sweater. Boots to be worn when it is al lowed to play in the streets or gar den, and taken off when it enters the house, aro also not infrequent ly a feature of its wardrobe. Motor goggles aro considered necessary for some dogs, since -they are so fond of the motor-car and suffer us do human beings from win...
HAWKER'S FLIGHTS. SOME OF HIS IMPRESSIONS, [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
HAWKER'S TLIOHTS. ? SOME OF HIS IMPRESSIONS, One of ihe rmny interesting phases of aviation is the acquisition of a sepse o? direction, which ro a person in the air for the first time is almomst losi. Even such an experienced man as Mr. Hawker admits to great difficulties, although he may be flying over familiar places. When he mide a call upon Lord Denman recently Mr. Hawker had the greatest difficulty in locating 1 Government House, although he has known the district all his life. He circled in the air several times looking for his objective, and it was only by picking up" the shimmering Albert Park Lake that he recognised where he was, Mr. Hawker explains that as a person rises he immediately loses ' his sense of direction. When Miss Cole" was 1,000ft. in the air with Hawker on Friday morning the aviator offered a challenge her to indicate where Esse'ndon lay from the biplane. The lady pointed in the direction of Brighton. Mr. Hawker, or any odier aviator, is in exactly the s.une...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
lj. 1It © A AT MURTO A y ii3 . r?.. if* ■aip^ #aS^ mst©'&©!? wselii 'Utetls® tliaa e?e», lo ,1 DU ni h lu r\ A .71 rn 1 jU I lill Large Range of White Underskirts— Usual were 2/11, 5/ri, 6/6, 6/11, 10/6. 12/6, 14/6, 15/6,21/. Sale Price 2/3, 2/9, 4/6, 4/11, 6/11, 8/11, 9/11, io/6, 12/6. i Calico Knickers Usual were r/3, i/6, 1/9, 2/3, 2/6, 3/3 and 3/6- f ■ , Sale price—10^, i/, 1/3, r/6, r/9, • 2/- and 2/6. Calico Combinations (Out Sizes)— Usual were 3/3, 3/ti, 6/rr, 7/6. Sale price 2/3, 2/9, 4/9, 5/.' Calico. Chemise— ~ \ , Usual were 1/3, 1/6, 4/3. >: Sale price io^d, 1/, 3/6. * Camisoles— Usual were t/ir, 2/6, 5/11, 6/6, 6/11. Sale price 1/6, r/it, 3/11, 5/6, 5/9. White Muslin Embroidered Skirts— Usual were 8/6, 10/6, 11/6. All to clear at 5/11. Print Blouses— \ Usual were 2/3, 2/6, and 2/11, All to go at t/r r. White Muslin and white and black silk all reduced. White Aprons— .. Usual were 1/9, 2/6, 3/3 Sale price 1/3, 1/6, 1/9. . Sateen and , . .Print aprons reduced. ...
"TIMES IS CHANGED." [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
" TIMRR IS CHANGED." Miss Mary Ponnelly, a New York politician, tells this incident of a walk in Long Island, where she discovered a dozen young Indies in golfing costume practising in a meadow : " A.s I watched them, an old farmer and one of his farm hands approached. ' Hoss,' grum bled the farm hand, ' them girls i»> the niedder is scariu' our cows.' The old farmer shook his head and sighed. ' Alt, Timothy,' lie said, with profound truth, ' times is chan ged since I was young. In them days the cows scared the gals;"
Courtship and Marriage. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
Courtship and Marriage. * ! The first four Sundays of Novem ! ber are observed as fete days in Holland. They are known by the curious names Itevicw, Decision, Purchase, and Possession, and all re fer to matrimonial affairs, Novem ber in Holland being the month par excellence devoted to courtship j and marriage, probably because the j agricultural occupations of the year i are over, and possibly because the ! lords of creation from quite remote t ! antiquity have recognised the plea | santness of having wives to cook j ; and cater for them the long win-1 ; *-£['■ - I I On Review Sunday everybody goes j I to church, and after service there j I is a church parade in every village, | . when the youths and maidens gaze j | upon each other, but forbear to | ! speak. j ; On Decision Sunday each bachelor I who is seeking a wife approaches j the maiden of his choice with a j ceremonious bow, and from her manner of responding judges whe ; ther his advances are acceptable. ■ "On Purchase Sunda...
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. WHY THEY LOOK DIFFERENT. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. * — WHY THEY LiOOK DLFFERENT. We call the .Japanese "almond eyed" and the Chiueso "slit-eyed," and most of us are apt to suppose that their eyes are of entirely dif ferent shape from our own. But j such is not the case. The eyes of \ all the races are practically alike ' in shape, their dilTerencc in appear-, ance being due solely to a differ ence in the opening of the lids. Among- the Caucasians when tho eyelids are drawn open the outer and inner ends of the lids form a straight, horizontal line. The lids open wide without any special ef fort, presenting the elYect or the full eye. Among the Chinese and other Mongolians the lids do not open so far, and on this account they arc often spoken of as "slit-eyed." Al so the line from the inner to the outer corner of their eyes is riot perfectly horizontal, the outer end being slightly higher than the in-, ner corner, thus giving tho oftcct of what is termed the "almond eye." In tho Caucasian eye tho end of the ...
Painting Restored by Clever Method. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
Fainting Restored by Clever Method. Otio of tho cleverest methods of re storing a painting ever used was that applied, in New York recently in treating a canvas which, oil ac | count of its great age, had become j almost as fragile as tissue paper, ! The first step was the gluing, by means of a vegetable compound, of a thick piece of Manilla paper over the face of the painting. The pic ture was then turned over, and from its back w'as jacked tliread by thread all the rotten canvas. At the end of this operutiou all that remained of the original work was ! a delicate shell of paint glued to a i sheet of paper. A new pieco of canvas was then attaohod to the back of the paint shell by means of strong lish glue. Tho Manilla paper on tho face was easily re moved with hot water, after which there remained the painting as be fore, but mounted upon a strong new cdiiivns.
Ancient Thermometers. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
; Ancient Thermometers. • 4 • The earliest thermometers were of • the expansion typo, and were duo ; ; to llio exertions and research of Galileo. They consisted of a glitss bulb with a capillary tube attach ed, the bulb being filled with alco hol, which expanded with teni perature, the expansion being indi cated'by the movement of the alco hol iip or down the capillary. The - .scale on the thermometer was pure ly an arbitrary one, and it was iiot until IJooke, in 168.1, sug gested the. melting-point of ice and the boiling point of water that tiny attempt was made to obtain a fundamental scale of temperature. Thirty years afterwards, in 1711, Fahrenheit suggested his scale. As ' the Fahrenheit scale is still the one 1 almost universally used by Fng- ; lish and American engineers, it : may be of interest to know how Fahrenheit obtained his scale. The explanation generally accepted is d&lt;:e to the late Dr. G'amgee. The lower lixed point of the scale was determined by a mixtur...
"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 20 February 1914
" LUCKY '* COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. Fortunate is tho captain of a county cricket club, who lias never received a " lucky " coin. For he is as "good at tossing" as was the man who owned—and used— a two headed halfpenny, or the Hon: F.S., Jackson when he captained many teams against the Australians. : On six successive occasions he won the toss against Mr. Darling. On the seventh, at Scarsborough, he found the famous Australian in his tent, stripped to the waist, encircled -> by the Union Jack, and with his arms folded. "Now," said he, " we will have a proper tossing, and the one who gets on the top wins the toss." " All right," said Mr. Jackson. " Here, Georgic "— hailing a burly member of his team—"you come and toss this time." " Very well, then," returned Mr. Darling, hastily ; "we will toss in the old-fashioned way I" Mr. W. G. Grace has had soveral spells of " bad luck " in tossing, and has in consequence been presented with ''luc.ky" coins innumerable. Lo:d Hawke, when he ca...