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How Bradlaugh Said Grace [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
How Bradlaugh Said Grace An interesting reminiscence of the lata Mr. Charles Bradlaugh.has just been given by \V. PercivnL' ;Wcst«lI, the naturalist, -"which "shows thai'tho great "atheist" was perhaps not, BO' irreligious/ as liis opponents acclaim ed him .to be. Eradlaugh, says ■Westell, was my father's guest, and he had como doWn to speak at 'a big political meeting.: When - we all met at the dinner-table in the evening, my mother ha'rdly ,knew• what to do with regard to asking,, me, as the eldest child, to say , "Grace." Mr. Bradlnugh, keen oyed as a hawk, took in the situa tion nt a glance, and at once said, "Muy I ask a blessing ?". An an- " swer in the affirmative - was, imme diately forthcoming, whereupon, with hands clasped, head bowed, and eyes closed, our guest uttered these precious Words, "For what we are about to receivc may we have truly thankful hearts."
A Kindly Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
A Kindly Burglar. -0 V. ■■ Lj ^7 nr.-.., , A "Lpiidbii morning papeiv.^ay^?V/^'J burglar, at iLos Angeles iia,s\wort .a ' lifelpng friend , by a kindly action. _ He 'entered the: house of ».a-. Mrs.I*;""' Morris late at night, and ,mei,&lt;.-her suddenly ^on.the stairs. Ilis re vol- r. ver coyersd her in a second. "Throw, up your hands';! " he ,ordered. ' Mrs. • Morris hardly seemed to see him; ; She pushed him on one side, moan ing, "ily baby is dying. I want , a ; ' doctor." The burglar gripped jtfer by the wrist.- .."What's the matter?" lie demanded. "It's croup,", she an- - swered. The burglar put the revol ver back into, his hip pocket." I have live of my own," he said curt ly. "I'm out 011 this night lay to, keep them from starving. I'll " do what I ran for you." The woman .stared at him, only half under .standinir him. "Get me a kettle of hot water," he said. ile mixed' an emetic and administered it ,- and for ! an hour s;it nil•!>iti.tr the child's j chesi with oi...
A BIRD'S APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
A BIRD'S APOLOGY. i The story quoted in a contem porary journal of a parrot who spoke through the telephone, recalls one, the truth of which it woukl be hard to credit, had not the inci dent to which if. refers taken place in the presence of the lady who told the story Lt> the narrator. It be came, so talkative during the reading of family prayers that the h« ad of the household was obliged to pause, and request the bird's removal from the room. One of the maids rose from her chair and seized Polly's cage. As she reached the door, the bird, with a final screech, ox claimed, to the astonishment of the assembled family, "Sorry I spoke!" Paring a thunderstorm in Paris, four women took shelter under an umbrella, which was struck by light ning'. One man was killed out right, and three seriously injured.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. ORDINATION AND INDUCTION OF REV. J. W. MEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. ORDINATION AND INDUCTION OF REV. J. W. MEERS. On Tuesday at Murtoa another im portant step was taken in connection with the history of the Presbyterian Church of Murtoa. The members of the Wimmera Presbytery met at 2 p m., when there were present : — Revs. Swan, Nhill, Moderator ; M'Lean Shrugg, Ru panyup; Naismith, Warracknabeal ; Gray, Horsham; and Eldridge, Beulah. After sustaining the trials set for the ordination of the Rev. J. W. Meers. recently exit student of Elmore, who had received a call to this pastorate, and transacting rou'ine business, the Presbytery adjourned until the evening, when the ordination and induction took place at 7 30 at the church in the pre sence of a very large congregation and a number of district representatives. The Rev. M'Lean Shrugg, Interim Moderator, presided, and the other Ministers were present excepting the The service opened with prayer and the singing of an appropriate hymn, after which the Rev. Eldridge preached an app...
AN OPEN AIR BED. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
AN OPEN AIR BED. 1 Sleeping outdoors is one of the luxuries of camp: life that is be coming popular among dwellers in the city. Heretofore, only those .who had umple house room for a sleeping porch could enjoy the fresh oir and sound rest that goes with nn outdoor bedroom, but an Ameri can inventor has solved the prob lem for the benefit of those with limited space; even apartment house dwellers can now enjoy a night in the open without leaving the flat. The bed is built upon a balcony that projects only. a couple of feet be yond the wall of the house. It is protected by a . railing and an in sect-proof scrcen. " By day: the bed is covered by a dome of metal that protects it from the weather, and at night, when the couch is in use, • the occupant shifts, tlie dome to the inner side of the bed, so that the outer 'side is uncovered.' In case of rain comingVon during; the- night, he can swing the doine batik to itsioriginal position without;g&lt;5ttihg up. For protection .again...
SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT MURTOA. THREE PERSONS KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCI DENT AT MURTOA. THREE PERSONS KILLED. The community of Murtoa was shocked on Saturdny night by the occurrence of a terrible accident on the railway line. It appears that Mr. James Wm. Ferry, line repairer, who has resided for about a year at the second gate-house, some three and a-half miles out, near Jung Swamp, visited Murtoa with his wife and two children—a boy aged three years and a girl sixteen months—on a railway tricycle, to do some shopping. About 10.30 they re turned to the railway station to go home, and there found that a goods train was ready to depart for Horsham, and that a light engine from Stawell was coming along afterwards and would be leaving forDimboola at 70.40 to meet the express train carrying the English mails Believing that they could reach their home before the engine caught them, and fearing to be delayed by the Melbourne express train which was due at Murtoa at 11 20, Ferry decided to push on at once. With his wife and two children h...
What Would Happen if the Earth Turned Faster. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
What Would Happen if the ! Earth Turned Faster. It has been calculated that if the earth were to rotate eighteen times as fast as it does now a man at the equator would weigh nothing ' and that if lie jumped in the air he would remain there. The man weighing nothing at the equator I would weigh 200 pounds at the [poles, and varving weights between I the poles and the equator. There ' are no planets that turn eighteen times as fast as the earth/ but there are some where tho force of gravity is entirely different to what it is j here. On the moon the .average man would weigh no more than fifty pounds, it has been estimated, and ! could jump as many feet—that is, fifty feet—without trouble. This, however, would happen on any part of the moon, not because of tho centrifugal force, as would bo tho case if uJe were spinning about eighteen times faster, but duo to a lack of gravitativo force on tho moon". Measuring labuur from our pre sent standards, a labourer would have to recoivo enormo...
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. A BAFFLED IMPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM " A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. PART 9. CHAPTER XII.— (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. OR, . THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM : A "HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. -? By S. W. Hopkins, Author of "On Pour Brass Plates," etc., etc. PART 9. CHAPTER XII.— (Continued.) "I have heard of you, Sir Peter," she said ; and her voicc was low and sweet. "You arc the friend of Lord Chester, aro you not ? Such a good, kind friend as you have been to him, too." She placed hor hand in that of Sir Peter, who scarcely know what ho was doing, so completely had tho beauty of this woman driven from him his boaste-d calmness. She was beautiful beyond comparo on the stages She was doubly beautiful n,t. close , range, . and without the arti fices of the stage. Sir Peter sat down. "I was his friend," he said in re ply to her last remarks. "I was the friend of Lord Chester until that un grateful young man insulted mo to my very face." "Insulted you ? Lord Chester in , suited you ? Why, the ungrateful fel low I How could he do such a thing as that ?" "I'll tell you," said Sir Peter, breathing, ...
BLACK CAP PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
BLACK (JAP PUUJUXG. 1 llj. flour, 2 eggs, J pint milk, 3 to 4. ozs. currants, n pinch of suit. 'Method.—Sift the tlour into a basin, add the sail, beat-up the eggs, and stir gradually into the flour, adding the milk by degrees, and work into a bailor. Butter .1 large or - small pudding basins. Sprinkle in the currants, and pour j in the prepared batter. ('over the i basins with buttered paper, and ! steam for one hour. After his wife dreamed that trea sure would be found near Kerreirn's Uush, South Africa. Andrew Van der Merwe, a destitute Iiloemhof carpenter, searched the s~ml indicat ed by her, and discovered a twenty five carat diamond valued at £30u.
CHAPTER XIII. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
CHAPTER XIIIv It is now time for ug, whether it' suits our inclination' or not, to/ ro move ourselves from tho perfumed at mosphere breathed by Mildred Moore and her two adorors, and return to those who arc ccrtainly more worthy of our regard, and who have been neglected through no fault of their own. I mean the Carpenters. On the second floor of Mr. Carpen ter's splendid mansion there was a large, • well-lighted room, intended ; for, and formerly used as a nursery. It was now doing duty as a school room, after the manner we shall seo. In this room, bright and comfor table, sat one day Schoolmaster Cummings, formerly attendant at Chambers-street Hospital, and his class of one—the Unknown. Both were well dressed, both iutel ligent-iooking. Cummings was alert, watchful, and there was an unceas ing activity about him that proved j .the choice of Dr. Carpenter to have been a wise one. On the other hand, the intelligence, of. the. Unknown seemed entirely ojGl a subdued,, or, as . it were...
ECCLES TART. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
ECCLES TAKT. Line a .tin plate w shallow sancj wich tm with a' short or pulT pas try. Spread, this thickly with the currant mixture, cover with pas try, trim the edge neatly, and bake in. a hot oven about 20 minutes. To prepare the mixture allow to each -} lb. currants 2 small tea | spoonfuls sugar. Wash the currants | then place them, still wet, into, a [ basin, add the sugar, then the trea | fie (v. armed), mix well, and uso.
CHAPTER XIV. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
CHAPTER XIV. i From that day the patient was a changed man. All the gentleness was ! gone. He would no longer apply him | self to study. He spent the entire j day in an exhausting and fruitless ■ search after—something. J • He slept lit.tle at night. He tossed and muttered inarticulately, and i grew thinner and whiter. The eyes ! that iiad been so calm now grew at times wild and vengeful, they would j seem to be peering of! into space, as j if looking, for something not within ] reach. He -would stand.- for- minutes at a time, pondering with knit brow over some thought that was puzzling his brain, and then would shake his head and resume whatever occupa tion he had been engaged upon. If he passed Helen in the 'hall, or on the stairs, he would lay his white thin hand on her arm, and peer curi ously into hei; face with such an un utterable longing that she would fre quently burst into teal's. He would listen to the conversa tion of those around him, and would seem to be striving to co...
LUNCH CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
LUNCH C \K£. lib. flour, 6o/.s. dripping^ (or aj mixture of lard, dripping, and but-) ter), • G ozs. sugar, J lb. currants, ii ;ozs.r candied peel', 1 c£g, i pint .milk, -J teaspoonful- carbonate soda, flavouring:. . Mctho«l.—Kub dripping into the (lour, ,add sugar, currants, anil peel, dissolve the soda iu the milk (sour milk, will do), add to the beaten egg, * and" make the cake mixture moderately soft.— Make -in one tin "i:iy-hours, or- two tins about .1 hour. .*
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
YOUNG BROS Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents, Land. Finance, and Commission Agents. Head Offices—HORSHAM, HAMILTON and IvHILL. Branch Offices—Casterton, Terant>, Murtoa, Minyip, Warracknabeal, iieulah, Rupan vup, Dimboola, Donald, Goroke, and Ararat) Agencie. at Strathdownie, Lake Bolac, Banyeoa, Penshurst, Balmoral, Hope toun Auction and Clearine Sales Conducted in part of the State 1.AND SALES A SPECIALITY. Trucking arrangements made for Fat Stock going to Ballarat and Melbourno Markets. 'Jnliniited amounts of Trust Money to Lend at 4 per cent. AGKH'TS FOBl Danny a Lascelles, Austin, & ( o., wool an grain brokers, stock and station agent Geelong and Melbourne. The Ballarat Banking Company Limited. The Victorian Fire Insurance Go. The Australian Mutual Provident Society. Ballarat Building Society. The Australasian Mutual Live Stock In surance Society Limited. The National Fire Insurance Co. of New Zealand. Business arranged with all the Leading Firms of Auctioneers i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR FURNITURE The more readily you will agree that we justify our claim of it being "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 yoii 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. TUNBRIDGES' " For Everything in House Furnishings," Lydiard Street, BALLARAT. Jh\ O. WAGNER . GENERAL BS ncksmitli, Implement Maker, AND COACH BUILDER TIRES OF ETERY DESCRIPTION CUT Every Hnd of Smith's Work executed on the shortest notice and at moderate ratoa BUGGIES Built and Repaired....
Dunmunkle Standar[?] And Murtoa Aduc[?]tiser. PUBLISHED WEEKLY FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 1914. LOCALISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
gjiimmutthle ^tamlavd £lnb 2$&m:tortt ^dvrcvtisct. PUM.1SHKD WEEKLY FRIDAY JANUARY i6, 1914. LOCALISMS. An important decision was given by Mr. E. Harrison, P.M., at the Murtoa Court of Petty Sessions on Wednesday, under the Employers and Employes Act, which would seem to be far-reach irig in its effects. When an engage ment of shearers can be proved to have been mutually made, and then broken by the employer before work is actually commenced, such employer will hie liable for the full value of the shearing of all the sheep which ha said he had for shearing, whether it be 24 hundreds or 24 thousands. Fiubnds of Mrs. Miiller who, about sixteen years ago, was licensee of the Victoria Hotel, Murtoa, and who has since resided nt- Hamilton, will be sorry to hear of her sudden death at Hamilton on Tuesday. Her remains will be brought to Murtoa, and the funeral will leave St. Johann's Lu thern church this afternoon at two o'clock, for the local cenvjtery to be interred with those of...
POST CARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE. AMUNDSEN'S NOVEL PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
POST CARDS FROM THE NORTH POLE. AMUNDSEN'S NOVEL PLAN. Captain Amundsen, who first dis covered the South Pole, will start, early in J914 on another great adventure among the ice. In his ship, the " Fram," he will fight his way across ihe Polar seas, and finally try and drift to the North Pole itself. The cost of the great expedition will exceed ,£30,000 and so far the full sum lias not been raised. To quickly secure ihe balance of the money Captain Amundsen has adopted a novel plan— the sending of post cards from the North Pole to all those good people who care to pay a modest fee for the card, and thus help on the great adven ture. For this purpose a special North Pole card has been issued. Purchasers may address these to themselves or their friends, and send them in a special envelope to Captain Amundsen at San Francisco. All such caids will be taken on the " Fram " right to the North Pole, if Amundsen gets there. With consent of the postal authoiities ihe "Fram " has been made a ...
Household Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
Household Hints. u. : Without hesitation, it can be as serted that u sweet course in which Currants are the chief ingredient-is sure to please the entire house hold. A diet of Currants is.not follow ed by discomfort, digestive troubles, and other ills that indulgence at meal times only too frequently bring Oil. ' The' eijiianation is..simple. Cur rants are intended by Nature Hp;' feed ami sustain -the body. . That wonderful substance known as grape sugar- is u most powerful nutrient— then the little touch of tartaric acid in the fruit gives it. a delightful Bayour'imir assists "tile" gJtstric'-juiccsi • ..When Currants are taken iuto the triouth the palate is immediately, pleased.; that is a- good .sign, be cause Xaturc has muTle most of her beneficial foods ■ palatable. When the ' Currant . reaches that most important, organ—the stomach—it starts its. wfark of nutrition. The powerful- grape-sugar tvpl'Miishes the tissues of the body which have been .dispersed ).>y energy, both j...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
CRICKET. Notwithstanding the fact that the combined StawslI team was not its re presentative!sstrength,$Murtoa are to be congratulated on the well deserved win they scored on Boxing Day. The match, which took place at Stawell on the Central Park, was won by the better team, who annexed the honors in every department of the game. The wickefc was in good run-getting order. Batting first, Murtoa ran to 104—Daly, 29; C. Westcott, 24; H. Westcott, 15. Stawell, in response, could only amass 80, thanks chiefly to Wilbourn, 28 not out} Jacobs, 20 ; and Siewart, 1 r. The visitors were hospitably enter tained by the Stawell players at the Coffee Palace, where compliments were interchanged, and it was arranged to play the return match at Murtoa early next month. Scores :— MURTOA. T. Daly, b Durack - - - - 29 H. Westcott, b Clarke - - - 15 W. Dyer, b Orchard - - . - - 6 S. P. Sloitli, run out - - - - 0 C. Westcott, b Orchard - - -24 B. Strickland, b Orchard • - - 6 C. Gulbin, junr., run out - -...
Ladies'Column. A NOVEL OVERDOOR DECORATION. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 16 January 1914
Ladies'Column. A NOVEL O V EH DO OH DECOllA TION. Suggestions for practical, inexpen sive, and pretty decorations-.for.the home are always welcome, and in our sketch may be seen an extreme ly effective decoration, which can by arranged in a few moments above a door, ami at the cost of a few pence. i H is composed of Japanese paper funs, and fans .of both kinds, the flat fan and (Ho fan made to fold up, may be purchased in many shops for a penny or twopence each. Most of them ore particularly pretty and ornamental in design, and in select ing the fans for this decoration they should lie carefully chosen to harmonise with the colour of the wall-paper on which they are to find n place. A large "fold-lip"' fan is placed ! over the centre of the doorway and secured in position with oni; or | two liny t.iicks. .. Hound this fan I five "flat fans" nro arranged in the niuoncr shown in thu illustration, with their handles hidden away be hind the larger.