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DISTRICT NEWS. FISH CREEK ORGAN FUND CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. (From our Own Correspondents). FISH CKK13K ORC.AN* FUND • COXCICKT. , A concert was held oil Thursday eyeuing, September 171b, in the Mechanics' Ilall, to supplement an organ fund in connection with the Union Church, Fish Creek. There was a good atten dance, over £9 being realised. The ladies succecded in placing before the audience, an admirable and much appreciated programme.. And they found a very suitable chairman in Mr. C. H. Smith, wifo commenced proceedings humorously by remark ing that the present situation, viz., Mr. Marshall being unavoidably ab sent, and he (Mr. Sm th), taking his place, reminded him of a little story, which was to this effect. A clergy man, temporarily away from his con gregation, its members were at their wits'.end to find someone to take the service the ensuing Sunday. Final ly, they discovered that the bishop was holiday-making in the district. A deptation, without further ado, waited upon the reverend gentleman to apprise him of the aw...
Glenelg and Wannon Valleys [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Glenelg and Wannon Valleys (By W. r. Littlo, Casterton). Within tlio past threo or four years there has been great oipansion of tho producing industries iu tho far west ern part of Victoria, of which Castor Ion is the principal trading centre. The main contributes factor in this expansion has been, of course, the subdivision of estates into dairy and cuUtvation farms which has been car ried out by the Government in tho case of Dunrobln, and bj many pri vute owners, aucll us Mrs. Hudson, Wentworth Koouh; Miss Henty, "Merino Downs"; Mrs. Ann MacLood, "Talisker"; Mussrtj. McDonald liroa., "Holla ViHta," and others—where tho iiko of the land for dairying and culti vation hna fount) profitable employ ment for from SOD to 1000 men, wo men and children, as against the Terr small number of hands previously en gaged In looking; after the cattle and sheep grazed 011 these lands. The most notable subdivision was, of course, that 01" Dunrobin, where the settlement is now occupied by about HO fa...
RAISING THE DAIRY STANDARD. The Necessity for Cow Testing. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
RAISING THE DAIRY STANDARD. The Necessity for Cow Testing. Mr. W. J. Byrne, a well-known New Zealand authority on dairy farming, contributed an Interesting paper on the above subject at a recent meet ing of the New Zealand National Dairy Association. We extract the following from the paper, as it will be of Interest to our own farmers:— The annual production of butter fat per cow in the Dominion is about 1601b., and it is not too much to as sert that this standard could be raised to 2601b. or 3001b. if proper methods were followed. If we can .only raise It to 2601b., the increase would mean an addition tp the value of our dairy produce of £3,500,000 per annum. If la 3001b. standard is attained the in crease would amount to £5,000,000 i per annum. When the carrying capacity •. of. the land under oc cupation is Increased by intense cultivation, these amounts will be con siderably increased. Denmark has set a worthy example in herd improve ment, which might with great advan tage be fol...
Swan Hill Development. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Swan Hill Development. The district of Swan Hill, like many others in the northern parts of tin: State, is experiencing a critiea' tir.ie. owing to tiie prolonged drought. Bin dr.spiie the fact. that, only about .1&0 points of rain have fallen this year. ihere arc many indications to show that the setback iB only of a tem porary character, r.ntl that it h:\« no' seriously interferfid with the advance ment of the district or checked th* energy of the man 011 the land, 't is true that the yield of wheat will bo • cry light and Unit Braziers, especially ::*iny of those with large holding.1 and largo blocks in the Riverina, are i:aviiif; a uerious and anxious time, with h gloomy outlook. unless heavy raiiiK fall within the next few weeks. Vet in fsce of all that, development ail round is going on steadily, and s'.iowi. every sisn of continuing. The Ma! loo country to the north, west and south is in a very dry state; but up to eSxjiit fifty miles in every direc tion ii >:i ret...
Maintaining Excellence. Not So Simple As It Appears. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Maintaining Excellence. Not So Simple As It Appears. By It, 0. B. A r.ovice breeder and one experi enced and skilled in tin; art 111 likely be confronted with a similar task u hen file foundation Ikir been laid for n .-ind and ho launches himself on the of competition. In nine rases out of ten, Flock of high quality—and price—have been purchased, and it Di'Uove:; the breeder to nee that t!ie I.Ki'iiy in maintained at its orliritm'. iii;h ?tatu?. This in not quite sj simple nn it appears. It is an old nw.vi.i that the mating of two cham pions dors not necessarily produce a champion, and unless the beginner sets himpelf industriously to the task of studying the pedigrees and records of his foundation stock, and gather in;; nil available information as to their performances at tho stud, his first two or three crops of young stock >v!l. likely prove very disappointing. He should recognise the grave dlsnd vniuage that attends the lack of *uch authentic data. One's ch 'ce of a ma'Jng f...
His Next Order. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
His Next Order. short time back, while a certain -eacra! was inspecting a regiment ; about tp depart for new quarters, .i;ke;l a young subaltern what be bis next order if he were in tv:..::and of a regiment passing over r. .',n in a hostile country, and he «V;. : h:s front blocked by artillery, of cavalry on his right SlauZ, unil a morass on his left, while his r n eat was cut off by a large body of :s.:atury. ••iUiUi Order arms, ground arms, knc down, say your prayers!" re plio.i the subaltern. Co'miuou bvactten fern laid down in places frequented by cockroaches will lirive them jiway. A merry heart' doeth lika a good medicine. What sculpture is to the block jJ marbi'.', education is to the human soul. When a nan ie looking for trouble he never loses hi3 way. Reason governs tho wise man, a cudg«] the Xppl.
Wooden. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 24 September 1914
Wooden. "Here, you, mister," snapped out tin' conductor of a traincar to a car penter, "ciumot you watch where you are going wi' that saw? Yo might hcv cut Uie luad oil me." "No I'oar," was ilie disgusted reply. "Don't want to see tlie lloor covered wi' sawdust." A very easy and quick way to skin sausages is to immerse them for a. second or two in cold water. The popular cabbage is useful for drawing and cleansing a gathered fin ger or poisoned hand. Take a cab bage leaf, ro'.I it out with a bottle until tho jul.e comes, and tic it on the affected part. "Why don't you got art au.omo bile?" "BecauBe I don't know whether or not I could manage one." "You didn't let that consideration atop you when you wanted a wlf»."
Not a Tiring Method. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
Not n Tiring Method. Ho tapped oil the back door of a suburban home nnd asked for some thing to oat. The good housewife re sponded that she would feed him pro vided he was willing to earn the mea! by clearing out the gutter. The tramp agreed, and when he lmd eaten his way through several sand wiches to a feeling of happiness, the housewife came out with a reliable looking hoe. "You needn't have gone to that trouble, madam," said the weary one, sizing ii]i the farm implement; "I never use a hoe in cleaning out a gut ter." "Never use a iioe!" said the wo man, with a wondering expression. "What do yoil use, then—a shovel?" "No, madam," replied the tramp, starting for the back gate, "my me thod is to pray for rain."
WHERE THE EYE IS DECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
WHERE THE EYE IS DECEIVED. A curious optical illusion is some times soon as a motor-car passes, the wheels of the moving vehicle appear ing for an instant to stop or even turn backward. In ail investigation re ported to the Royal Society, Professor A. Mallock mounted a cardboard disc with spokes on a flywheel, and when this was revolved so rapidly that 1 lie spokes could not be seen or easily followed by the eye, and a slight me chanical shock of almost any kind was given the observer, the spokes appeared almost stationary for a frac tion of a second. Shocks having this effect were given in many ways, such as in tile contact of the feet with the ground as in walking, by tapping the head or body, or even by rapidly blinking the eyes. It was proved that the appearances depend on the speed of rotation, the brightness of illumin ation, and to some degree on the na ture of the shock. The explanation was offered that the shock produces a momentary loss or variation of sen sation. This var...
AH, THE POWER OF A SINGLE FACE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
AH, THE POWER OF A SINGLE FACE. Mr. Koon Kan was in n greatly per turbed state of mind. He was running for a train and feared ho was late. In an agony of suspense and mental anguish, lie labored on with what speed he might while burdened down with heavy despair. While he was thus suffering and making his suffering most noticeable to the casual observer, he suddenly saw a face—a placid, common face; but it bore a message of courage and hope for him. It made him ashamed, instantly, that lie was perturbed or an guished in spirit over bo small a thins as the prospect of missing a train. His features relaxed: bis mouth shut like a steel trap wlio.se .spring has sud denly been released. Calm entered his spirit: his pace slackened. The face lie bad seen was that of the station clock, and It told him lie had ten minutes in which to find bis seat in his train.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
Schnapps" the World's Nightcap. Rny Whole Bottles. Thur, ll.r iVIrt •>! * •hilling!. y« >>;*v no. J '!>' !:'''vy cX[:emc of a nr,'V 'Ik.1*. Carriers' Noice W, S. San'ifey i DKSIKKS to nolily tii'1 |>uMte o l''u.stcr and Irii-t lliat ho li-i nueliaHe the liu.-iues:; of GENERAL GARRE !i rem Mi'Ueo. i-'liillili.-, and !>v strict nt— .cniioii to business, hopes to movit a 1 lontinmiiiee of the custom extended to lis prcdeeessnr. Al! orders tor Delivery of Goods Irotn _ lio Railway Station will meet witli A ;ironipt attention. R. W. SANTLEY,
IV. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
"It's awfully good of you, Mr. Oat field. I'm sure Mme. Berringer would fall In with your suggestion willing ly." "But how are we going to keep luri rom singing?" queried Garfield, lugu jriously. "You see, the poor old tiling hinks she's quite a star still. That's :hu worst of it. She'll want to sing." "Leave that to me," said Mrs. Mid ileton. consolingly. "I'll tell her that Her voice, won't 6taiul the strain two nights running, and Hint you have pro mised to find singers if she will kind ly consent to accompany the songs. Is I hat what you want?" "Tiie very thing." said (larlield. "i can gel lots of singers, and I've no donlit Paget will recite- -won't you, Paget?" That young man checked his stride towards the open door, the bright sun shine and the lure of the tennis courts, to learn the meaning of this sndde.'i quostion. "Won't 1 what?" lie -saic. "Hecite at a concert 1 am gelling up to-night for the benefit of Jlnuv Berringer," said Garfield. "Benefit bo hanged!" snid Paget. "1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
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III. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
There' was quite a record crowd tr. the drawing-room for Mme. Berrlng er's recital. She had kept to her room ever since her arrival, and nobody greatly wondered at this, for seeing that a large proportion of her prospec tive audience were not on the planet when she was an operatic star of th^ first magnitude, it was generally con ceded that she must be very old and frail. Indeed, Morley Paget had creat ed roars of laughter among his fellow guests by describing, in his best comic style, her arrival on tho scene, and had poked endless fun at her knight at-arms, Garfield. So the audience was fairly well prepared for the appnritio'i Even so, an Ill-suppressed litter went round the great drawing-room as Mine. Berringer came through the door be hind the platform and stood among (ho nalms ind flowers, bowing and curtsy ing. But she could play. Oh, yes, when she removed her gloves her white bands moved very sweetly over the keys. Garfield and Page^. sat right oppo site tho player, and the f...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
II. If a thunderbolt had fallen at the feet of the two young men, Morley Pa,; et and Sidney Garfleld, they could not have been more surprised, although, % probably, they would have been more hurt.' "Gone!" they exclaimed, in a duet of consternation. "When?" "Before breakfast this morning. \ sudden call. She wished me to say 'good-bye' to you and to all other in quiring friends." The secretary turned to attend to the telephone, which was going off like an alarm-clock doing a spurt against time, and the two men turned away in opposite directions. Gone! Miss Joan Sinclair gont! T3ut was she returning? Both men turned back surreptitiously and separately to ask this question. But the secretary could give no Information on the sub ject She could only recall precedents. She had never known Miss Sinclair ;o return under three or four mow lis. Her father and brother needed her, doubtless, at home. Her address? Oh, Mr. Paget had borrowed a tennis-racket, had lie, and wished to return it? Ah, ...
VALEDICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
VALEDICrORY. The departure of Mi-.s Bowden f:o:n Toora on Thursday last removed ik young lady whose value as a citizen was fully demonstrated on the even ing prior to her departure at Gmsick's. Hiawatha tea rooms, where a large number of members of the-Tennis Club and friends met for the purpose of showing their appreciation of her good work in connection-.with that club and other social affairs in. the town with which she was associated. Mr \V. Blanton, president of the club,, acted in the capacity of chairman and the greater portion of the evening was. tilled in with a number of songs, reci tations, duets, and quartettes renderi d in capital style by the following:— Misses Scott, Bowden, Quinn, Warner* Dawson, and Messrs Blanton, Hal let t,. Callaghan, Fretwell, Mukeham, Uibbs. and Cunningham. The items contributed made up an excellent programme, and due appreci ation was accorded each performer. At this juncture the company par took of refreshments, after which Mr Blanton made re...
THE ROMANCE OF THE HYDRO. I. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
THE ROMANCE OF THE HYDRO. ; By A. 13. Cot per. ] It was difficult to define the quality which constituted Joan Sinclair's charm. - Neither Morley Paget nor Sid ney Garfield ever stopped to consider why they found her company so desir- ( able, why they watched for her smile, why they schemed and almost fought for the place next to hers on the box seat of the coach, for the daily drive to some place of Interest In the lovely hill-country in which Birkwocd Park Hydro is situated, and where these three hitherto complete strangers were staying, and Joan Sinclair found hei self actually losing sleep over these two nice-looking men, neither of whom made the least secret of his devotion. With her it was a case of "How iwppy I could be with either!" *r If looks were to count for most, un doubtedly Morle>v Paget had the pul). He was decidedly handsome. Certain ly there was nothing amiss with Sidney Garfield, although he was not such an Adonis as Paget His eyes were his best feature, for no...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. Published by arrangement with Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXV. The Danger Zone. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M. WHITE. Published by arrangement with War.! Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Mo!S> All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXV. The Danger Zone. Almost before the thing was dour Herepath regretted it. He woulil have regarded such an act as incred ible folly,on the part of anybody e'sc. If he were caught with those stones in his possession there could only lie one end to the adventure. Assured ly he would be arrested as either the thief or an accomplice. Had he been lured here for the very purpose of being duped? Had he been deliberately marked down for a cats paw? These questions raced through his mind rapidly. After all was said and done, he knew very little of Nin on Desterre. She was beautiful and fascinating, and apparently rich. She was a prime favorite in the most ex clusive circles, but Herepath had never heard anything of her family or of her relations. She seemed to read these troubled j reflections as they flashed upon Herepath. But she was....
A HINT TO POULTRY KEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 1 October 1914
A HINT TO POULTRY KEEPERS. An Trish hen-wife some time back sent in the following prescription, asking me to pass it on to all whom it may concern. We who have some experience of poultry-farming know that to leave eggshell's lying about in poultry yards predisposes the hens to eat their eggs; but the lime contained in the empty shells is useful, more especially in confined runs, where there is a difficulty in finding shelf-producing materials. A basket should be kept for the 'shelled eggs used for cooking, or for the table, and when a few are collected ami become dry and crisp they should be rolled to a fine powder with a rolling-pin, and in that form be added to the poultry food. My correspondent further says that a no ticeable increase in egg production will be the reward. Small Boy (in awed tones): Pa, do you know I looked into the par lor f.i.-'t Haw, and what do you think I sa\v? I'u.lur: Can't guess, my boy. Small Hoy: Why, sister Polly was sitting on the piano-stool, and her ...