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Short Story. The House in Wiltonstreet. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
Short Story. The House in Wilton strebt, By OBARIiSB bIYVAItD?yI, in "Gas sell's Saturday Jonrnal." " I've come to say good-bye, t1anteu. fel," said Bob Tracey. "'iy Paris notes are gelting thin, they tell me. Here's luck to you, and may you never get blown up or blow up any one else!" That nondescrilpt, leunri ?t.runteuel, sniikl through his glasseo at Bob. He had taken a fancy to the young Eunglsh. "1 do not," he said slowly, as lhe grasped Bob's band, " blow up peoples myself. I arrange, and de othere do it. Dat Is safest; and, besides, it suite best my mind. Ah, vyoUll, mon ier, we (meet aganlu, 1 hope. But-one tliigI" " Yest" said Bob. The other had 0assume an ilnterestinl expression of Intense gravity. " You go back for de royal childish-. neos, is it not? Prozeeelons, etreamnr, druulpets, and drums, and do sdreets so Lull of drunks you fall over dem." " Well, perlhaps I may get my chaunce." " Doere i no p'raps.' All t say is die: Do not make your lodglngs in Vilton edreet. De...
PRICES OF WILD ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
* PRICES OF WILD ANIMALS. A wild beat collector givea some inter eting figureaconcerniog the price, of wild animolals. " Sa lion" he sys, "are worth £150 a pair; elepaanto, £2 to £400 each ; tigers, from £100 to £150 each ; leopards, oa pair ; bea?r from £10 to £50 each, molkeys from 10s. to £500 each. The top pIn? in for the gorilla. : have sold one for+450, Giraffes are also wrth £100 each. 'lmuns bring £25 a pair ; brae, £100 t .£250 each ; pumr., £75 a pair; nakah from £1 to £40 each. I ave a m?erec bull for which I want £110. T'he most valulable birds are Capo ostrichea, which arc woth £100 a pair. The reaoon they are so xpemveto i. that, out of a dozen o rta ot , only three may reach Ein. SNell ; " Ilc marited her for hec hauty but she han't mnuch left." Ielle : "And ai.h nmuaried Ilo, for hiL money. So they.are in the' emoeboat,: Vieitor ; 'hl0your tther M old a. ho looks1" lbn (whoe father I. aan lder Lmal;): "1 font kiow but I'm sure he te't a. big as he feela.' " What eoa ...
WHAT IS A CHAUFFEURI [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
WHAT 18IA CHAUFFEU??Rt Why wan thin w'ord adopted to describae the one who drivc, a motor ! It is an in morrect appollalion rerae in its own langunge (French), and it i by no means an aray word for the ordinary Britiher o pro nounce. This latter fact is abunda"niy proved by the fun made about it in maM?i haolls, where the chaultearr is called (by, a ligLht deviation from the proper proonnr tion) a motor "ahover." Motor drive,' them.elves an hardly f?l flattered b a deeignation which we origi nally applied to thIen In ridicule. Wihen motor begano to makoe thedr appoarane in the (aria stiee people laughed st the grotesqun make-up of tlhe driver, and. wifh reedy French wit. they mid eotemptu oualy: " .0Vhy, he is s dirty and unpn aant a a etoker I" Thre word "stoker" (chauffeur) took the puhblio tfory,:td motor drivers wr do? rteively dubbed atoklcra from that time. Now. althoughths fireman on na loconmotive is not a tns to ho trote?l with derision, yet it meet ie iadmitted that he i n...
No Longer Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
No Longer Wanted... A certain eminent playwright. -being congratulated on a recent success he had achieved, mado some very true remarksl on playwrlting, pointing them with a story which is worCh repcatlng! "Writlng plays is a perilous busl ness," ho said. "With every fresh play an ulthor risks is alil. Past triumphs count for nothing. I-a who has written twenty superb pieces is ljust as likely to 1ie "booed" on his twenty-first piece as any tyro. "The publeic s critlical antd just be. fore it is I;lnd. I remember once," he resumed, "a pllayw'rislbt who sat in the rront row of the atolls at the first night of n o pince orf iis. This piece fulledl. It failed dreadfully. In fict. in (Ite middle of tlie third act the outiro company wiss lias:cd ofn tho stago. "As the playwright nnat, pale Rand sad, . unlid tlhue siroar, a landy boehflid him leaned forward anut said: "!Excusoo nm, eir; but knowing you to Ibe lho autihor of thisi play, I took tll lbherty, at tlho berisningh of the nerform...
Copyright. A MIDSHIPMAN'S ROMANCE. PART 9. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
Oopyright. A MIDSHIPMAN'S 4 ROMANCE. ~ "- --+- By W. Clark Russell, author of "The Death Ship," "The Frozen Pirate," etc. PART 9. 'ray, lisas Stuart,' said Bowser, awelllng his waistcoat aml speaking eturnly, ' what is the object of this uonvuerltion ? What do you want?' '1 want you to sanction our engage imeat,' she unswered. i t is no business of mine,' he ex relinued, frowning at me. 'My duty is to hand you in safety to your alnt.' '1 want vo. to release this gentleman from his:wvrk, saidl Belle. '?e's cer tain to leave the ship at Sydney, and it would be tyrannical to keep hiun atharnl lahoair after you know that he intends to give ulip the sea.' ' Is that your intention, sir?' Dowser asked mte. No young sailor, whaowas an officer too, was ever placed in a more ludicrouts bewildering situation than this. The master of a ship is an autocrat; you must not approach the deck he walks on. His powers are enormous, and hie can lead you the life of a devil in a worse hell even than Sata...
A CANDID WITNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
A CAlDID WITirES; John Ellis, weo was termed "a via lent:.party.l-abi," was once emplol'ed ,as .ian-agent in an. election which wad ýnot- obly.,strongly coutested' on the spot; bit? on':tho ground of 'some tr "rdgulaitlty; brolght by ietitio:i?befedrd ?the.Hoouse of Cooimons;JTo the bar of the house. ir:?.Ellis as-brought, on the lpait of the putitioning c~ndidate,. when ie ,underwent i. crosn-exainina tiot of whichi the follboingi li the sub "se .ndersitand Mir Ellis,:.tht ývifykc01sido'r ablo im' -wasexfciteq =th& ,Ie'eion; - sod'tiihat greet part c It was directed to thoepurpose of cbr rupting'the voters.. Do. ou. know of any stich application f mimoney, or of aniy bribh.being iictuallyacceptdd or the pdrt of the electors?" "Indeed, sir, I do.. As agentlI kno that our party beitied all: whom' we mould get to ncrcpt our money!". At this a ckohWletgse?it, a pause bt astonishmeat seeioed to pervade the Iouse; 'a' mlirmur succeeded, whicl~ only subsided on a.member's saying t...
CRICKET. WERRIBEE V. BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
- CRICKET. WERRIBEE .V...~BRUNSWICKO A match between the above clubs was played on Saturday last in the Park. Werribeo batted first and made 61 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, the highest scorers being W; Comben. 23, not out, and A. Cbmben, 15. The best bowling for Brunswick was O'Loghlen, 3 wkts for 30 runs ; Swan, 2 for 2 runs. Brunswick Club responded with 9 wickets for 129 runs, the highest scorers" being Swan 18, B. Logan 18, Doran 22, not out. The best bowlinig for Werriboe being R. Beamish, 4 wickets for 16. runs; P. Didier, 3 for 39 ; W. Comben, 1 for 27 ; P. Taylor, O for 36. WERRIBEE. P. Taylor, st Dorian, b O'Loghlon .... 4 W. C. Comben, ran out ... ....28 P. Didior, ran out ... ... ... 9 Walter Agar, b O'Loghlan ...... B. roamisbt, c and b O'Loghlon 0 E. Ir. Walter, b Suan ... ...1 A. Comben, b Paton ... ..... 15 Total for 7 wickets... ... ... 81 " BRONSWICK.. H.. Suan, o Combon .4..." . 8...48 ;M,,Hogg,; Peterson," b:Dider-; ...'1. '?B Logans?at'Baal-isli . . ... 1 Brid...
SUCH WIVES MAY RULE. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
UCoH WiVES MAY ROULL Women who aspire to control tihi husbaifds should rcmeiber, that the men who are most thoroughly under wifely influenco are generally those vho least susp^ct it. To achieve thils result requareh .t great deal of tact, patience, and self control; and the woman who possesse~ these'qualities shows fiy the same lic that she is fitted to act ae the control; ling Itnfluence in her husband's.life. But It is always wiser for the w&. man who aspires to guide her husband to-do sanohbbtrusively, so that to the. outsido 'world she'eppearsibefotlj; ancd `aster, while Iall the time sbe-i" actually "the Dower behind thed throno."
SPARROW SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
SPARROW. SHOOTING. The Werribee. n clab opened the season yesteday. The rain fell in the afternooi retarded shoot ing'for a little timeand the shades of iightbbegan to all before the last eweep was shot of. . The followindiwee winners, First Swoep-Jol?nIon; Second sweep-A.A Ison and J. Ison dividod. .1 Third sweep- -I. P Williame and A. Ieon divilod. e : Fourth, sweep -Jobli\Iseo and W. Ison divided.' FIift?sweep A .Ieo a?d W'.Ison divided.- - Sixth sweep -H P. Williams.n Seventh sweep-W.- eIon:i: .re Eigsht sweep-H. V. Willi.ni W: 'son and JohnJIson.:,, :ii- tblPou?leP some remarkably good shootirg iws doneo." Tho'three elodole: left in rmassed 14 birds:each with the. first barrel,"when, owing, to the bird supply running out were compelled to-divid. il e . .
APHORISMS ABOUT MONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
APHORISMS ABOUY MONVEY . Money, "the root of all evil," as it has been called, is thdesubject of the following sayings, selected from ttid works of great writers: "Make all you can; save all yo ca;u give all you can." .. "A wise man should have money is his head, but not in his heart." "The use of money. is all the advai. tsge there is in having It." "Put not your trust ini money; but Out.your money on trust." "He that wants .money, means ank content is without three good friends." "Money is a servant if you know hon to use it-a master if you do not know how."
DECLINED HIS DIVIDEND. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
,.DEOILINED HiS ·VIDEND. Towards .thelatter.. part o last year a man then in busiiesa ain ee long was -forced' o go~orbugh the Insolvency Oourt. Attr his elstate had been sequeBtratel, it paid a dividend of ltd in the. . A Bris banue crieditor wasi not ecd that a cheque for lid, awititad his order, but ho genorously referrd it to the insolvent; and nolifled 1Im to add a penny to: it and a:ho for his 'i:iends. On top of tha an order was received by the offil assig?tee yesterday from the ;lsovoent, who is now residing in Toorak, relluast ing him to. remit the'.-liount in atampb; arndcsoavoidh exehinige. The order has been complied wfith, but the incideit cinsed much amusunont in business ciroles.
A SMALL BOY'S OPINION OF GIRLS [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
A SMALL BOY'S OPINION OF QttRIL~ "Girls," remarked the siall boy ij his composition upon the subject, "?' of several thousand kinds,, and eaorn times one girl can behave like seve'? thousand girls. Some kind?otfb gir11 is better than some other kin'de, bit they ain't any of them up to boys; This is all I Imow .about girls,, and father says.the less I Imor*, about 'me the better.".. . Cause for Alirm. "I suppose you visitde all tihe poItii of interest while yoti were abroad," said one young woman. "No," answered the other, "we word so busy .addresslng picture posteardd to our friends' that we hi'dn't time td do much sightseeing." The world is full of holeless faii?rei that, could have been successes .haid they devoted to real work one-half the energy devoted to complaining. - They say that a woman and midtf should never be dated. Most men would be toad if thej lveod in monnstories; Light-heaonrted people are always o thl olookout for slnshine. "Pleaso see that we are called in time. ...
LIBERALS IN CORIO. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
LIBERALS IN IOR10. ' Sir,-On my raetirn to town I notice in your issue of the 3rd-that it is. generally thoug?t that the confereneo which is?tt take place between the A.W\V.N.L, the C.L,P, and the P.L.P., about tie middle of this month, is for thy purpose of selecting a candidate fr Ourio elec torate. That is not tel case. The conference is being heilio that the three parties may cone to some arrangement to act as onoe -at the -orthcoming ..Federdal election. .When nominations are iu, all candi dates slould submit ,timselves to preferential voting; anequal nuni ber of. represontativee from each party shall be appoInted to deal with nominiiatlonse the canlidate getting the preference..should ?be supported by one and all. We waint noTslillt . fornu a s-!olid hbody, and the- seat i, won.-Yors, -.,&c., - t h ov;'Wallin&lt;gt iI.r'
THE GARDEN. FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
STHE GARDE FEBRUARY.°\ Borocele do Kaleo-Fdor 1t? use. Brocoli-To succeed Cauliflower in Autumn Brussels Sprouts-Sow a few, to use from July-to September.: Cabbage-Continue sowing' early sorts, to use in JunoBand July. Cnrrot-Sow for early Spring use., Cutaliflower-Sow largelylt sye. in Juule an iJol- . . Cress and Mustard--Sow fo. nightly, Colery--Plant out largely, as the plants advance; for Winter supply. Endive--Sow for use in Autumn. French Beans-Sow for a succes sion. Kolil Rabi-Sow for a succession Leeoo-Transplant largely into drills for a Winter supply. . Leltnce-Continue to sow, for using in six or eight weeks. Peas--Sow a few early varieties, to succeed the lormer sowing. Polatoes-Plant out Kidneys or other early varieties, to use in May. and June Raidish-Sow a few of the long port, to use in four or six weeks. Sa?vory Cabbago-Sow a medium crop .for Auluimn Turnips-Continue sowing a few for Winter usoe.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
Scovell and Spurling, T E. . E CORNSER, Have landed alovoely stock.of NEW SPRING GOODS; ·--· . SPlING siTINGS frim 42s. " BOATE1t.S~ laitlot shlapes,:3;6d.to 6s 6d. Se : "v FASHION SHIRTS in 20i diffordcit stylos. S" ' - SWEATERS to button close at neck. 8 TENNIS 'SHIRTS ior wirm woatlher; TIE'S, SOCKS, , BRACESB and everything a mall Svants to wear it TILE RIGC?lT PlRICE. 1,500 Ties at 9d., worth Is. andl Is 6d., to prove we are TI :E TRIE 3B I : THE RACECOURSE HOTEL ( WE R IB f E. ) Fi'IST-cLAS Acco?ioiin tioh for Travellers and Vieitora nt" this Ol aetiablilihed leotol, which is replotu with overy bonvenioenc, and the mallny facilitieie oflrred theruin for tho comfort of tho General Public will be duly aplprcciated: Thel clhoicetl and best ,riinds of Wines; Ales and Spirits nro kept at this DthallishnioxntL F'ISUtNG AND SHO'OTING; BUGGIES AND HORSES ON HIRE. MI. A. DIXON, Proprietress. COIMERKCIAIL .. HOTEL . - W.ERRIBEE. J. COOK flEGOS to iala.rm Iho ipnblic genorally that she h...
BLAKE'S MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
BLAKE'S iMIARRIAGE. Mr. Symons, in his rocently.publlstli d 'book on William Blake, a. famous .'gineer, gives' this interesting Bo aount of his marrlage:-, In his twenty-fourth yea. he fell In' .love with a "'lively little girl" called Polly.' Wood? Tatham calls her a younsi •'oman'who, by his' owi account'and" according to hls' own. kn?~wledge,- wea ,c trifler.-: Blake wanted to marry her, but she refused, and was as'obstinate as. she w. as unkind.-: Gilehrist says (s:hu?t, onbils cofnjlalinln" to -.her that were a fool. "That cured me of Seal ousy," he said afterwards; but the cure, according to Tathbm, made him so ill that he was sent for change. of air to Dattersea-to the house of a nmarket gardener ~hose name was Boutcher. While there, says Tatham, Blake re lated to the daughter, a girl .named Catherine, the lamentable story of. Polly. Wood, his implacable lass, upon which Catherine "expressed her deep sympathy, it is supposed, in such a tender and affectionate manner that it q...
FLOWER SEED SOWING FOR FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
FLOWER SEED] SOWING FOIR FEBRUARY. This is the first month of Autumn, and the weather is usually dry during the early part, therefore we do not advise, s ,wing any but those reliant ounearly sowing for their fall development. If not already done, make sowings of:-Anemone, arna, tion, Cornfloworr Iceland, Poppy, P'msy, :Ranunculus, Stocks (Teoi floworinuýof "SE "-\'i co'ýva'id1le); Sweet Pta (Now Tall Early-flower ing Varieties), Wallflowor(An?ulal). and Phlox.
CORIC CANDIDATES. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
The following Id ite aprpeared in Monday's "Gialong Adv'ertliser" Sir,-Thoe announcements eachl day -;f fredh .bintlidates .for the CGorld seat ii the fotihcoming FIdoiral elections are amazing. WhViy:o many anxious for the seat ? Do they :roalise the responsibility of the peeosition ? Hvo they studied the important questions which must noeesaarily . arise in theb Federal. Rouse ? Do they know?anythithii of political economy or of our.Con stitution ? I am afratd they don't. The average candidate nowadays considers that the gift of-speech is the only requirement to make a politician or a statosman ; but tliit is not the case. It is not neceos "adry thet-every member of Parlia ment, both- Federal and Stalo, should be :well vorael in and have '" thorough knowledge of all the fundamental priziciples of our coll stitution ? How mally of them s' dy, or have studied, economics ? One of' the oandidaLte, Mr. Lionel Lewis; I think it was, some time ago suggested a merit franchise. A capital i...
RIFLE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
. RIFLE hROrTS. A team from the Hawthovrn rifle club visited W'eribee on Saturday Ibat, and fireda tiatch againet a team from the local olub, and after a very hot.'i.ntcoh the -home team wonl by 44 pointa On Saturday next the trophy cbnahed by Mr. Ozanne, MI.H.R,. wit be fired for over 3 ranges, 7 shode at each range. rhe following are tie scoree: SJWERRIBEE . i 4 IAWTHORN. Capt. Hansaord 04 ?tckfeldt .l &1 J. Colvin ... 62 e liw.. :.. 50 I. Morrow 82 $ es ... 5 3. Rcddiop 61 Id.l . a. LKcown t .01. rblo '.:. 57 0. Stuart" -' 1 ' iobolhue ':... 52 A. Grant GO Callinhan ... 51 C. Bernharrdt, B luescll 40 , loberts ~ Pontin- 40 041 5 , 400
TUG OF WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 8 February 1912
TUG OF WAR. he tog of war In aid of the Werribeu ,breas band, commenced on Thursday evening last and con cluded ?i the following' Saturday, was, coiisidering the weather coni dltions, well attended. The various contests created much excitement, £speelally duri g the last few minulee of the uull. The Mel bourne roadtoeam were the winners, by a couple of inohes, Mr. M'Keown, lion. sec. of the band lhad the necossary details woýlarranged, and overything in coinn' tion with the pull wore satisfuotorily carried out. Tli followifiig are the reasultl: - -Werrlbeo. - , . Melb. Road. ert.Tiar 1118l BMVil?n 3 i .'0 ?-?.?-^llor' 10 8' T.'Ofalloy "12' 8 WV. Mohoron 12 8 S. Wills 12 7 Joe George 14 1 W. Wills 12 0 Syd Agar 12 0 P. Wil?a 11 12 J1. White -212 12 D.-Youla. 11 12 1. M'Envoy 11 5 G. Wills' 10 11 Thos. lineg 10 7 E. Mlonmy 11 7 91, .7 04 7 Won by ifelbourne road. WVoerriboo Park - Channol 3. Saundeors 12 8I Go ¢onld 11 5 E. Abransod 18 0 P. I.yoth " .11 I H: Hiteocl 18 4 G. Marshall 1...