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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. By C. T. Capper. Artemus- Graydon, editor and owner j owner of tahe "Scrutineer," swung round on his. revolving-chair to greet his visitor. The latter politely -ac cepted the implied . invitation to.be seated. (.'rasped -in his hand, Mr. Lionel Bur ton, stockbroker and company promo ter, carried a copy of that week's "paper," and Graydon's eyes twinkled as he noted its deep green cover. It indicated in itself tin? purpose of Mr. Burton's visit to the olliees of that .inlluentia! financial 'publication. (!ray don had made his journal a power in the land. Commendation in its col umns spelt success - an adverse judg ment usually portended failure. Mr. Lionel Burton had tacitly admit ted this when a "par" in that week's number relating to himself caught his eye. U mattered little that the cri ticism levelled at his latest scheme was at the bottom unfounded. The in vesting public would not stop to dis criminate between himself ami. olh ers whom Oraydon bad run foul o...
Toora Golf Club Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Toora Qolf Cfub Ball, The o was an assemblage of over 10 couples at the Toora (!olf Ullllis anmial ball, held in the Mechanics' hall on Titli inst., and was a brilliant success. There was a large uuui ber of visitors from other parts present, Fos ter, Yarram, Welshpcol, Leongatha, and .Melbourne being represented Special attention was given the adorn ment. of t.lit; Irill, flags, streamer?, and bunting of national &lt;olors giving it an attractive appearance, and those who performed this work deserve much prais.'. Tin: president (Mr V. Law rence) and secretary (Mr V. NV:irlinLf ton) are to be complimented on the general excellence of the arrange ments, which in every detail, were perfect. The floor was in splendid order, and tirunberg's orchestra sup plied music that was a treat even to listen to. The commissariat depart ment contained almost anything that one desired, for which the ladies de serve to be. complimented. The func tion was kept going until a late hour and prove...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Oblivious of Doves Walk .Glooms "bury, and the bereaved Sally, Bill Moggins sot himself to enjoy life over again. Mr- had letters regularly from Henry Williams—in fact, a bit too regularly. ICvp.ry letter contained a request for a small loan, which Bill had to pay '1]) as cheerfully as he could. Sal, be was informed, was working away, and ivas seemingly in nowise troubled that she had become a ,vidow. Thai, indifference nettled Bill, but, as he said, "Yer can't get yer liberty without payin' somethink fur it." After breakfast one morning Bill, happy and hilarious went forth into the Park for a quiet read. The show was touring the North and they were' doing famously. He opened his pa per and began to read the pages. - Suddenly he came upon something that made him open his eyes a bit \vid;-\" and emit a low, thoughtful whis tle.. He read it again and again. I-'inaily lie spread the Journal across his knees and began to think volcanic ally. Once more he took up the paper, looked a long...
Fish Creek. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Fish Creek. 'Another very siu-os ful i fl'..rt lo augment the fluids ».f the local I'not I'all club was n social held under the ■ auspices of thu loul bintich if the W C T U. The weather cl&lt; rk had been notified (apparently) at anyratu he supplied a very good mm pie of weal her, having headed •. iij.iler Plnvius further lo the southward. Dining ilia early part of the evening s'-ngs and rocitati ns were given by Mesdames Mant-field, Duncan and ]'J. W. IIull, Miss lleniie>s-y, and Messrs; S aplelon, Hamilton and Duncan, winch were h'ghly appreciated. Tho rest of the evening was devottd U> games. A notable feature was a guesting competition, wherein etch 0110 wote a badge or repn sentation of the name of a foultul! club. Thu pi iz '3 fur guessing thogicatest 11 lim ber of names fell tu Miss Lowry and Mr Utntiio. A very hearty, vote of tlinnks lr> tlic eiierg tic seeretai y i f the W ,0.T.\]. (Mrs Boyd) and :he ladies assisting, was carried on tho mo.ion of Mr li. Bu...
Wonga Wonga. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
"Wonga Wonga. The plain and fancy &lt;lre«s ball liehl in the Wonga hall on Wedmsday night last in aid of ilic shelter shed was iv great success in spite of tho bid condiiions of the wva-her in tho afternoon. The ovent whs well patronised from Mount Beat, Wonr arra and Amey's Truck. There wcra soSie good characters in fancy cos tumes. At about 8 30 dancing conW menced and kept in full swing till 11.SO, when tlie happy crowd enjoyed the dainty refreshments supp'ied by Mr J. Tobias, while the cofF> c was in the Inn-Is of Mr Smith. The music which was supplied by Miss Henwood and Mr A. Griffiths (pitmo) and Mr G. Lay and W. Andeison (violin) guvo every satisfaction. Mr .fas. Harper in his usual capable sty's officiated as M.('. anil kept things g"inK satisfactory till tlie small hours of the morning. Tho following art* the costumes Miss Henwood, I7ib century ; Miss Alabel Tborson, liitl-i boo peep ; Miss 0!ga Thor.-on, Queen of the fairies; Miss Oram, coon; MNs 1. Gray, gips...
Valedictory. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Valedictory. On the afternoon of Wednesday,. Aug. 111, 11 ve y pleasant timo was spent at the "Grange," the residence ol Mrs. W. 11. Jackson, Foster, when, a number of personal friends of Miss. Gunmie assembled f( r the pur] ose of giving her a well-deserved farewell on tho eve of her departure from the dis trict. Mrs. C. II. Deakin presided OTftr the gathering and in an eloijuent speech, referred to the iimnv good, ([ualities of the guest and expressed, regret at her leaving. Mrs. Deakin (on hehalf of her many friends) pre-' sented Miss Gammie with a handsome set of silver-backrd brushes and comb in appreciation of good work done in connection with different functions, held during her sojourn in the district. She wished Miss Gammie every happi ness in her new home. (Applause). Mesdames W. A Rice, "VV. R. Jack son and 1). W. Witton also supple mented the previous speakers remarks. During the proceedings vocal itenig: weio rendered by .Mesdames Witton Jackson and Deakin, and Misses G...
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. MR. GEO. H. WISE AT FOSTER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. MR. GEO. H. WISE AT FOSTER. On Monday >yening last, in the Foster Mechanics' Hall, vhe In dependent candidate for Gipps land (Mr G. H. Wise) delivered an address to a large number of electors. Mr Wise met with applause upon rising to address the elect-, ore. He said that the people were about to engage in an election that was unique in .tlie history of .Australia. For the first time . since federation was established 14 years ago the House of Repre sentatives has been penally dis solved, and the drastic powers prescribed in section 57 of the Constitution for the purpose of ending deadlocks between the two Houses was put into force. They were called upon to elect one member for the House of Repre sentatives, and six for the Senate. At the beginning of the last Par liament the position of parties was 37 on the Government side &nd 38 in Opposition. The Fisher Government decided to resign. Mr Cook was callod on to form a Ministry, and set to work to do so, ...
MEENIYAN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
MEENIYAN. A Musical Society has boon formed here, with Mr Adams as president, Mr McYVhinney as secretary, and Mr Dunn as con ductor. There are between 30 and -10 voices, and thoy are now busy practising at a pieco entitled Tho Haymakers, which will be staged at a date to bo arranged. Tho practices are largely atten ded every week, which is very encouraging, and no doubt will mean unqualified success of the society. A largely attondod meoting of the Meeniyan Progress Associa tion was held on Saturday even ing. The president (Mr W. J. Farrell) occupied the chair. Mr R. McLean was.elected secretary in place of Mr Adams (resigned). The Leongatha Labor Colony exported 500 cases of fruit to Glasgow this year, the returns for which are just to liand. The manager (Mr Willoughby) informs us that the prices received are as follow:—Rome Beauty, 10/- per case; Jonathan 10s, Northern Spy 9/- and 9/6, Munro's Favorite 8/- and 9/-, Iloinetto do Canada 8/6, Five Crown 8/-. Word, was received from G...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
1 CO OPliKAXIVK DISPOSAL OF CAItCAHl^j M1SA.T. | " Plenr.e note.—We have now well Appointed, aud commodious preyfiisea for tlifl disposal of Vealers aru&lt;( Por kers. Forward nny you have-to us for salo. Highest prices gimn/nleed, anil remember you participate/ in our an nual distribution on bonuses—Oipps land and Northern Co-wperative .Sell ing Co. Titd., 491 Flinders Lane, Mel bourne."* j For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,1/6 Woods' Great Peppermint Cute, Fur ChUrIix and Colds, nover fails, l/f»
SOUTH GIPPSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
SOUTH GIPPSLAND. 8 8 o fi T. W. Russell (Dumbulk)... 29 35 35 99 W. Colo, cupt. (Toorudin)... 33 32 33 98 C. C. Rossiter (Welshpool) 32 34 32 98 A. H. Griffiths (Foster) ... 30 34 32 9G C. G. Steele (Mardan) ... 32 35 28 95 A. J. Tozer (Glen Alvie) ... 29 35 30 94 L. Cain (Leongutha) ... 29 31 33 93 J. G. Campbell (Mardan) ... 29 33 31 93 J. Francis (Woodside) ... 31 25 27 93 J. C. Hogan (Mardan) ... 32 30 30 92 G. Matheroman (Leongatha) 30 34 28 92 H. K.rr (Welshpool) ... 30 30 31 91 J. J. Sbeedy (Nlarloo) ... 32 30 29 91 G. Silcock (Toora) ... ... 30 30 30 90 0. J. Webb (Korumburra ... 32 31 26 89 E. O. Hobson (Yarrara) ... 27 33 27 87 1491 GOULBURN. 300 500 600 Total J. Yorston ... 31 35 35 101 H. Hayes ... 33 33 34 100 W. G. Mackrell 33 33 32 98 J.Cook 31 33 33 97 A. Tailor ... 31 31 32 94 P. Simpson ... 30 32 32 94 N. McKenzie 32 29 32 93 A. Kennedy 28 34 31 S3 W. Pearson 26 33 32 91 J. Footer ... 27 29 28 . 89 N. McLean... 2G 30 33 89 C. Harris ... 27 33 28 88 W. Anderson 30 3...
Not So Slow After All. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Not So Slow After All. At one time a German university developed the mania for conferring honorary degrees, and a Scottish doc tor named Mclntire, who had obtained his degree by diligent labor, became disgusted. He sent a poiite note to the faculty asking tiiem to bestow a degree upon his servant. The docto? was a great man, and the jocose na ture of the request was not suspect ed, so the parchment was accordingly sent him. After acknowledging its receipt, the physician added that, since they were so Kind'as to give his servant a degree, it woufll add to his obligation If they would confer one upon his fav orite horse. But" the faculty, the joke once fairly scented, rose to the occa sion. , "We are obliged," they wrote, "re spectfully to decline granting' so dis tinguished a favor. We have searched the college records for a precedent, but the only one to be found lies in tbo fact that some years ago a de cree was conferred upon an ass named Mclntire."
PITY THE HUMORIST. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
PITY THE HUMORIST. It's not much fun to scribble rhyme? and ladle humor out, When one is wholly at a loss fo? things to write about; Sna"wt"etf'"a^Wah~tor"'ye'ars~has" had this sort of thing to do. It's very, very hard to find a them "■* that's really new. So sometimes as my weary brain 1 rummage o'er- and thresh In vain attempt to find a thought that'i just a- trifle fresh, I'm tempted sore to cease to quip, to give up joke and quirk. And grab a shovel or a pick and look for easy work.
CUTTINGS WORTH FORTUNES. A Man who Insured His Collection for £3,000. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
CUTTINGS WORTH FORTUNES.; A Man who Insured His Collection for £3.000. Thf1 news, first made public the (11 i 1 (• r day, that :i certain well-known i/milon journalist has insured his col of newspaper cuttings for no l"-;s tliau .Co.'.'uu, doubtless came as a surprise to many people. And, indeed, it is somewhat diflicult for an outsider '.&lt;> understand how a mere jumble of snippets from old journals can be 'Von n any such sum. Yet their ac tual ialue to tle ir owner is probably i:i.' in excess of what he lias insured :h -in for, for 1 hey an h.is stock in trade, the raw material, so to speak, out. of which In- manufactures the wares by the sale of which he makes his livelihood. The entire collection, the accumu lation of years, numbers some mil liens of separate, cuttings relating to practically every conceivable subject, and they are all carefully pigeon-holed and indexed. Any trained writer, hav ing such a cutting library at his dis posal, could make a good living wi...
Rifle Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Rifle Shooting. Tlie following .ire the scores of the rifle competition between Toora, Foster and Fish Creek nt Toorit, on Aug 1st, in connectiou with which will be noticed some very good shoot ing :— KOSTER. A. Giiflitlis... 40 li. Arms run/ 83 — I olkingliom 37 K. Milncr . . 3t> T. Winchester 36 D. W Wittou 3.-i J. It Wi!g( n 35 XV. Wood ... !« •I. Hendry ... 33 O Lundstrom 33 TOOKA. 0. Pile ck ... II. liaukd ... C. Kox ... W. Fountain T. Kd.nll ... 11. Downing... U. Wari'cr ... C. K. Hanks... J. Ucnzlcy ... j. Micllie ... , Total .. ar.7 Couiltcil OUl — It. M'l eun:tu 32 Opt .il'Kiii^hr !I0 KISII CHKKK. J. J. Mnckin 0. Mice y ... H. Jones ... J. Mtvcilv ... T. K. Falls J. t'ahill (\ II. Smith 0|.t, Clitrke ... H. Sliced v 1'. Uueklcy Total ... 35.*> Connte&lt;l on — A. Cullaghxui .11 Total !U«J Counted otit—L). U. Smith 32. The following are the results of the rifle Mhooting competition between Uoulburn and a team from South (iippslaud, at Euroa on July 23rd:—
BENNISON VISITED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
BKNNISON VISITED. On niTiviil of tlio train on Friday Mr Livingston (Minister of Education) and Mr. Kermode (Kngineer of Ports ! and Harbors) were met at the station ' by the moinbors of tlio school cow mittee. After inspecting tho school and surroundings the .Minister ad dressed tho scholars and pointed out to them tlio advantage of Writing their lessons and expressed tho hope that tlioy would grow up to bo a credit to their teachers mid parents. .Mr Baker (the lie,'id teacher) in re sponding on behalf of the children, .said it was the first time that a real live Minister of Kducation had been to tho school and told the children that it wns in their power to riso to Mr. Livingston in his position. After a uumber of questions by the Minister and patriotic songs by the children the scholars were granted a half-holiday. The party then inspected tho proposed swimming pool in the l'eep Creek ad jacent to the school at which the Minister and Mr. Kermode expressed satisfaction at the comm...
Complimentary Banquet. MR. THOS. LIVINGSTON, M.L.A ENTERTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Complimentary Banquet. . MR. THOS. LIVINGSTON, M.L..V ENTERTAINED. The residents of Port Franklin recognising tlie valuable services rendered to their constituency in the State Parliament by Air Thos. Living a ton (their member) decidcd upon holding a complimentary smoke night, as au addition to the many that have been tendered him throughout the electorate, in appreciation of his work and the appointment to the office as Minister of Education. The event took place on Friday evening last in the Port Franklin hall which was decorated with a tine display of (lags, and these witli the opening patriotic songs from Messrs Stun Davis and J'. H. Shaw, gave vent to a feeling of intense enthusiasm over matters in connection with the prevailing war between Great Britain and Germany. The long table down tho centre of the hall seated tho visitom while across One end at another table were seated Mr Livingston, with Mr Kerinode, jis Tnspoctor of Ports and Harbors, who had paid a visit to the Port...
Far-Fetched. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 13 August 1914
Far-Fetched. Two men wore drinking together when the conversation turned on how to feed and train canaries, which iiai p tied to be their profession. Thev v..'re tellini; eaeli other tile merits of their birds, which were to .go in n show. and both were sure of winning ;in* A: last one of them sai i ! I' a sorrowful tone: "Ah, .1 in-., if T had only gut the one. ! had last wee',; I should not have much trouble in winning, but I had taught liini to sing "Home, Swct Home' so liiuch to perfection that the ti irs rolled down his breast rill he goi exhausted, fell off his perch! and was drowned in his own tears." "Oil." saiii Jim. "that's nothing. Ono nh ht my bird was sinking 'The Village [ i:!j:ci.smith' so true that the spark1; ;!i w out of his eyes, set lire to the casrt and before we had t" .10 to put the I t':»ms out the poor 1: tie wretch was roasted to death." ■ A little kitchen makes a large Iiousj.