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TURTON'S CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
Tl tfTON'S CK121CK. (From our Own Covri'r.pondeiits). The Ladies' I'atriotic League-, formed here recently, were most suc cessful with their sale of gifts, which was held i:i the local hall on the 4th ult. Il'he hall was specially decora ted for the occasion, conspicuous among the decorations. Svere the flags of the Allies, namely,. England; Rus sia, France and Belgium. The sale of gifts commenced at 3 p.m.,' and the committee had a busy time of it until 8 o'clock, when the stalls had to be taken down arid the tables cleared away for the evening's en tertainment,-- which consisted of patriotic music by the district Glee | party, and several splendid tableaux j with limelight effects. About 10 p.m. the hall was cleared for the patriotic ball, -which was well patron lsed-from all,round the district: At-: tor supper thero was a waltzing con gest and about 12; couples "competed. The' judges on this: occasion were ;Messrs, R. Loighton,, C. Faulkener and G: Daniells, and they arrived at t...
South Gippsland Shire Council. TUESDAY, AUG. 18TH. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
South Gippsland Shire Council. TUESDAY, AUG. 18th. Present — Crs. Keano (president), Syimn, Michael, Gardner, Jones, Nico1, j uiul Gi'owse. " president's allowance. At the opening of the council -meet ing 011 Tuesday, the secretary (Mr. II. V. Dillon) was voted to the chair for the purpose of allowing the councillors the opportunity of electing their new president and the fixing of the*allow ance. After a brief discussion. Lt was moved by Cr. Jones and seconded by Cr. Gurdnor that tiie allowanco ho iixed at- the sauio as last year, viz., ,£50. The motion was carried unani mously. ELECTION" OF PUIiSIDIiN'T. According to the general .mode the presidentship was due to the centre riding councillors, but ns both Crs. Gardner and Jones (Cr. Hull being absent) on being nominated, declined to nccnpt' the pisitfoii, Cr^Nicol (the retiiing president) was nominated. Or. Nicol, however, \v;is ot tin.- opi,n|oii' Unit as the centre' riding councillois declined, (.he otliee should go to the west ...
Rising to the Occasion. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
Rising to the Occasion. Private Pat O'Flynn, one of .1 latigue party, had just, finished taking in the colonel's luggage when, that oinnjpotcnt person's lady ques tioning him, he made it appear that he had been the only one engaged in the work. -You -must be quite exhausted," she cried. "What will you have '.to drink—a glass of -sherry, a glass of port, or some hot ram?" ' ''Why, plaze yei ladyship,'' answered Pat, as a mark of decorum, "I'm not thirsty." "That may be," rejoined her lady ship; "but a man of my husband's distinguished regiment rendering a service must drink with me." "Sure, in that case, yer honoress," replied Pat, "it's rude to be 'back ward, so I'll have the sherry now, and will be drinking the port while ycr honoress is mixing the rum."
A Clerical Comedy. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
A Clcricnl Comedy. "I was summoned," writes a clergy man, "to the bedside of an old man, ono of m.v parishioners, recently, and found him lylni; very ill and unite be yond the reach of recovery. Hp was conscious of ills .state, and hail no unreasonable terrors of (he death that was drawing near. ! oljVrrtl to read to liitn and pray for him, and lie ac cepted the offer ,m"atel'n!ly. Seldom have 1 aeon a dyiio; man in a condi | tiou of mot" resigned eotnposure: and when, in Hie midst of my pray ers, I saw a look of joy ami happim ss cross over his face, 1 thought lo my self how rare, anil at the same t me llow hemil il'ul, it was to wilne.--:; a soul so willingly anil even so :n11 departing from its earthly home. "At the end of my devotion a whis per- -for the old man could do no more than whisper--reached me, ami I bent down io catch what lie mi^lit wish lo say. Into my ears in a low lml quite distinct, tone of triumph, came these memorable words: "While you was talking I pulled out ...
CROSS-CHANNEL HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
CROSS-CHANNEL HUMOR. You can laugh when trouble hits-you, You can smile when clouds appear, You can grin when worry "gits you," And when disappointment's near; You can laugh when rain is falling, If you are a cheerful soul, ' \ ■ But you cannot do much laughing When the boat begins to roll. You can bear up under sorrow, You can calmly shoulder woe; And perhaps no sign of anguish " Will your visage ever show; ^ You may hide all sigh of weakness/ Though your hopes are In the ditch; But you cannot hide your feelings When the boat begins to pitch. Yet the cheer-up poet tells you . To present "a cheerful face. And to smile at all your troubles, And to never show a trace Of the petty griefs that fret you, But you'd lose your self-control. And you will not smile, I'll bet you, When the boat 'begins to roll. It is well known that most of the doctors liave made gigantic sums simply by telling people to go to bed. Everyone likes to stay in bed now and tlien, but people who aro up al ways make...
Magnetism. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
Magnetism. The annual fancy-dress ball of the Mayfield C.C. was the talk of the town. Amongst the players keen rivalry existed ai to who -would ap pear in 1he best "make-up." The night arrived. 'Brown, the howler, leaned sadly aigainst the wall. He had come as Hamlet. William the Conqueror (or _ Watson, the wicketkeeper) threw little glances at the crowd at the other end of the room, i Just then Jones, the slashing batsman, arrived as Oliver Crom well. "It's no gpod, Oliver," said Ham let: "we're all beat." "Beat! Who by?" inquired Oliver Cromwell. ... . "That chap who umpired in the" last match," was the reply. "He has come as a bargain, marked down to one and elevenpence t'hrec-farthings, and every blessed girl's fighting to i;et near him.
WHY MAN 18 MORTAL. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
WHY MAN 18 MORTAL. There is a strange tradition in vogue among the Bachiiange tribe, in the Congo. The tradition is to the effect that God one day said to the sun: "Here is a gourd of Malafou; place it on the earth (and indicated the west), but if you 'Wish to be immor-1 tal, drink not from what I have con fided to thee." God spoke to the moon in the same way. The sun and the moon obeyed their Instructions. At length man ap pealed to God to niake a journey from east to west, and received permission. He set out, accompanied' by hiB dog. The dog raised up an evil spirit, and the man drank from the gourd be fore he finished his journey. Then the firmament darkened like the skin of a black man, and God was angry and said: "You shall not live for ever," and the (log was driven out of the country of the Tkichilangc, and the people drank no more from the gourd of Malafou.
THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. The motives to exertion furnished by the possession of a family of chil dren are as powerful as ever moved heart or hand. The secret of many a struggle and triumph in life's battle may 'be found at home in the shape of an infant in its mother's lap. The man who has • children dependent on him will—must—struggle manfully, and bear up against the most adverse circumstances. The thought that the joy of their Innocent young lives de pends upon his courage, his persever ance, his energy—this thought will enable him to work wonders, to achieve what will appear impossibili ties to the man who has only his own selfish needs, his own selfish ambi tion, to urge him on.
In the Tramcar. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 17 September 1914
In the Tramcar. When a tramear has its full com plement of passengers it is never.an ra>y i&lt;.;. to make one's wav down'the mre gangway. • Xo mil'. «.&lt;f course, knew that--bet ter than the conductor; but, secinf* that while collecting fares he had -tumbled twice in two minutes over the i"et of Willie Smith, and seeing •hat the aforesaid Master Willie was iiiite the smallest passenger on "■■■aril, he had a nasty Suspicion thai ej c;u-h nccasimi a toot) had been put | ait deliberately to trip him. "Some pemde seem to have mighty ••"kward sons," remarked the con ductor, casting a malicious glance to ward- ihe mother "Yes," replied the lajv thus ad dressed; "that's exactly what 1 WftS thinking about your poor motlTer!"
II. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
When Sir Piers Staunton rode forth to meet Sir Guy Montfort as an auxili ary in the onset, it was not his inten tion to do more than meet him, and thus save at once the letter of his en gagement and his own sense of knight ly honor. He was unfeeling, baseband revongeful; and the last indignant re jection of his suit by Edith had deter mined him upon some deed of despera tion that should insure him at once the triumph of "his malice and the posses sion of his victim. He felt by no means satisfied that he should re .ceive his daughter from the hand of S'ir Guy, even should he prove instru mental in achieving, his victory. These considerations made him reck less and resolute. He swore to win by force what chance might snatch from his grasp. He determined to sur prise her/ when unprotected, and beat her off by the strong arm; Accordingly, soon after the appoint ed hour, but not till Sir Guy, no long er able to restrain his impatience and his ire at the sight of his deadly foe planted fa...
SIR GUY MONTFORT'S VOW. A Tale of Feudal Days. I. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
SIR GUY MONTFOR T'S f VOW. - . A Tale of Feudal Days. "Nay, I tell thee. Amy, that thou talkcst' llte a witling. It is now nearly three moons since the day he promised to be back, and Sir Spenser Brydorie is too gpod a knight to break his word to man or maid. He must have met with a disaster; or, woe's rue; per haps lie has heard of my cruel destina tion, and would desert me." "Aud yet," replied Amy, quickly, "little would the Lady Edith Montfort bear to be told of tliat young knight's bad fuith or craven heart. Would my lady deign-to take • comfort from her . poor tirewoman, I would say again that sure I am he will soon bo here; at-least, so I must think, talk I never so foolishly about it." "Well, Amy, well, take it not to heart that I spoke impatiently, l must Lope,. I must hope," returned Edith, with a heavy sigh. ■ "Would to God, girl, Hi.;t my situation were as lowly as t:: ;&lt; own! how willingly would 1 exchange with tliee!" TJiese last words were uttered in ii supp...
STOOKBREEDING VIEWS IN: ENGLAND. The New Teaching. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
STOOKBREEDING VIEWS IN: tNGLAN D. The New Teaching. During the past year the- i riucip es of stock brooding have been di-cust^d by British farmers perhaps 0:1 i more extensive scale than ever before. A sreai deal of this special interest was ..•ecasioncd by a book pubUs-i:«.&lt;| early .11 the year under the title u' "Frin ■iples of Stock Breeding," i;.,. author bung James Wilson. jTominent MendeUsn, who challenges many of the old methods in a radical manner; that is to say, he cbalU-ngv!, the be liefs on which such met!; us were based. Mr. Wilson has a ;:;rthodical mind; he begins with examining the oiil theories, and than prsj'-eds to a .study of the exceptions, which they had to admit. "By a close investigation of the nature of those exceptions ho gels into touch with ne v.-r theories, and gains a perception of those laws which .Mendel was fust to have re vealed to him in that mo.--t delightful of places, an old abbey garden, its walls gay with sweet-peas. Mr. Wilson proc...
THE top SOIL. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
THE top SOIL. Th« top soil o: an acre of arable land to the depth of Sin. is estimated to weigh about 1000 tons, so that a dressing of 5cwt. of fertiliser to the acre is really ihe application of only about 9oz. of fertiliser tc a ton of soil, and the quantities 01" actual plant food, nitrogen, phosphate, aiul pot ash seem infinitely small; ami yet these minute quantities of available plant food exert a wonderful influence on the ?ro\vth of the crop. When we apply a top dressing of 2c\vt. nitrate of soda per acre, we are putting :n the soil only about \-iov.. of actual ni trogen to every 3u,S-10o;:. of soil, .and still the effect is great. It seems mar vellous. 1 It !s remai'knb'''' how oa= restrain your wrath vnen follow is ever so mucii !>i you. I Silver and gold are not the only ' current coin; Virtue passes current ' all orer the world.
Creamery Valley Road. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Creamery Valley Road. A public. meeting, ca'deil lor the I purpose of (iiM.'iii^ii.g tin; CieimotV \ ,-ii!&lt; >' main road was held in the Toora hull on Monthly evening ami was largely attended. Mr ,las. Allan was voted to the chair. In opening the meeting he said the ; mutter wn> one that interested the bulk of the ratepayers in the riding, as there was no clou lit a heavier rate would be struck on the whole district. The route proposed was up the centie ridge between the. two valleys on the' east .side on to the east ot liinuing's i house. From there, it was not defi nitely settled where it would go, but it illicit be round the east side of Mt. Best. Mr McL'ormaek had informed him that it would not junction with iSiicock's road, but tlm, possibly a government grant might be obtained to make the junction. The road was being constructed where it would serve very few ratepayers and on which the bulk of their mtes would be absorbed. He believed the coat of the rond was ...
The Bishop's Retort. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
The Bishop's Retort. A certain worthy bishop was fond of a quiet smoke, and tie did not think that the habit was out of keep ing Willi his high onice. Tho arch deacon of the diocese, howerer, thought differently, and did not. hesi tate to proclaim his opinion. On one occasion t/ie archdeacon was the ^uest of the bishop, and preached at the cathedral evening service. Hav ing returned to the episcopal palace, ho was gazing from tho iibrary win dow, when he delected the bishop walking in the garden below, and smoking a cigar, as he thought, in Hutu privacy. "All, Bishop," r.aid tho archdeacon, as he opened the window, "so 1 hav... caught you burning incense to tlu devil." "Perhaps you have," retorted the bishop; "but I didn't know lie was so nea r."
Farm Workers. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Farm Workers. The: steamer Themistocies which is expected to arrive in .Melbourne about the beginning of October, is br'nging to Victoria a party of s"venty men and one hundred and seventy lads, whom it is desired to place in employment ir. the country districts as soon as possible after their arrival. Tim Immigration Bureau of r>f>5 Flinders street, Melbourne is desir ous of receiving information from I any fanners or oilier country em ployers who may be neer of labor. Owing to the dry conditions which are being experienced in the north ern parts of the State, it is recognis ed thai the demand for farm labor is, under present circumstances, not nearly so great as would be the case under ordinary conditions, but it is hoped that all employers who may have any vacancies, or who may have opportunities of placing men in any way, will lose no time in send ing the necessary advice. With the dairying season in opera tion under prosperous condition in the Western District and in Gipp...