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CHAPTER XXXI. On the Verge. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
CHAPTER XXXI. On the Verge. Herepath stood for some minutes outside that window of Cam ford House taking in the bent, craft y-lo; ing figure of Daniel Harley, and mak ing quite sure that lie was not mis taken. His identification of the old miser did not surprise him; indeed, he had had so many surprises lately ;'mU they wore losing their power to itnrtle him. All the same, the puz •:lo of Tlarley's interest in Camford remained, and Herepath made up his mind that he would leave nothing undone to solve it. lie could see Ilarley looking here md there, as if in search of some 'hing. There was a scowl on the •jid man's face—his lips moved as if he were muttering something to hiru Pif. He appeared to have no fear of being discovered, hut moved along as if he were on absolutely familiar ground. Then the light of the candle became more and more faint as the miser vanished in the distance. Bvidently something .radically vrong was going on here, and pos sibly the old caretaker and his wife kn...
Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Agricultural Society. ] A meeting of committee of the Leongatha Agricultural Society was held on Saturday ai'ernoon, when there were present— Messrs | A. E. Nelson (president): W.! Russell, R. D. Forrest (vice-presi-1 dents), Jas. Allison, G. Williams, i J. Eccles. P. Nash, A. Mesley, G. j Brumloy, E. S. Callanan. W.; Cashin, P. Johnson, J . Hahesy, | A. Simmons, J. J. Willoughby, J. j Black, E. A. Cole, C. L. Brumloy, j Kewish, Rossitor, S. Mogg, N. E.! Hayes, John Henderson, T. j Crighton, H. Wightman. and the secretary (Mr T. M. Gibson). j ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. j The President thanked mem bers for the assistance given him during his term of office. Ho would like to see the society in a better position, for it did not seem to improve, tt would be better to launcli out in a larger way, and hold a bazaar for raising funds for the purpose. He hoped the samo courtesy and help would be ex tended to bis successor. Tic would nominate Mr R. D. Forrest for the position of president. Mr Fo...
SMOKE DRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
SMOKE DRIFT. The interest debited against " white elephant " raiiwavs in this State totals L27,306 yearly. In order to provide work, it is suggested that 10,000 more men bo put on the E. and W. railway. The Japanese have occupied the Chinese town of Tsinan-fu, the capital of the province of Honan. The State Cabinet is consider ing how best to aid Germans who are unable to obtain employment. The Germans having passed the outer circle of the Antwerp forti fications, the city is now occupied by them To properly f?row lucerne, land requires about 28 inches of water per annum ; grass land requires 11 inches. The bombardment of Rheims continues. Half the town is in ruins. The inhabitants are living in cellars. Fighting on the left wing of the allies has been particularly severe, but the general situation remains unchanged. The French and Belgians are much impressed by the summary manner in which the British deal with traitors.* The completion of tho O'Shan nessy scheme saves Melbourne ver...
Great Southern Line. ANNUAL RETURNS. KORUMBURRA TO PORT ALBERT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Great Southern Line. ANNUAL RETURNS. | KORUMBURRA TO PORT I ALBERT. j The annual report o! the Vie-j torian Railway Commissioners is J just to hand for year ending Juno 30th, IS)J 1, which shows that the leveuue is the highest yei re corded. On the Southern line from Korumburra to Port Albert ! the revenue showed an increase] of upwards of live thousand j pounds over that of hist year, and for the 12 months ending Juno 30th, .1914, the line paid better than any previous year since its construction the returns being a record. The stations showing the largest increase !>eing Alborion and Port Albert; the former being | served by the growing township j of Yarram and the hill country! i beyond, whilst the Goodwood i timber trade swells the re ceipts at Port Albert. Both Leongatha and Korumburra show an increase over last year, but ■not equal to the years 1911 and 11912. Other stations that show | : an increase are Ruby, Koonwarra, j iTarwm, Meeniyan, Buffalo, j Bennison, Agnes, Gelli...
Gunyah Gunyah [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Gunyah Gunyali A very pleasant evening was spent in the local hall, the event being a "Welcome Home," tendered to Mr. and Mrs. L. Spencer, and also a fare well to Mr. E. Iladburn, who has joinod the Expeditionary Foice. Dancing and gamer,, Interspersed j' with son;;:', made the. evening or nil her night, pass all Loo quickly, the young people especially were loth to leave the good floor and music. The weather for the last few days has been very bleak, though not much vain has fallen so far, bnt it Is still threatening. There lias been a considerable quantity of sheep brought into the district from up north, and high prices are being paid for I he paddocks.
Gunyah Central. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Gunyah Central. The local Bush Nursing committee i held a meeting at the Oen-ral Hull i on Saturday afternoon last when -.lie | following attended: — .Messrs H. J. | York (president), Stafford, Lindsay, ! Walkley, E. Simpson, VV. Simpson, i and Nurse Hughes. j The minutes of the previous meet- ; ing were confirmed and correspon dence received. A brief discussion ensued over a letter received from a past patient in reference to - the niir.-w.\ when t was decided that the writer of the letter be asked to attend a meeting on Saturday for the purpose of ex plaining his case, or otherwise with draw the complaints as Iodized. This was considered the fairest way j of dealing with (he letter in justice to • all parties considering that the grie- : vance eliminated from the fact that ( the nurse was expected to do house j work in 'addition to her professional duties, and which she resented. At the recent conference of the ' Bush Nursing held in .Melbourne, and at which (itinyah had four re p...
DISTRICT NEWS. Fish Creek. FLICKERGRAPHS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. Fish Creek I'!.l('Ki;it&lt;;KAIMIS. "The .Movies" kiivi- a otoscope en tertainment here last Wednesday wool; beiore a rather small house. The programme. presented was de serving of ;i larger audience, but, possibly, other recent loeal P.minion? \viLli their consequent pecuniary calls, accounted for the paucity in numbers of the amusement-seekers. The lirst pictuie projected on the screen was broadly humorous; "Someone Goes Travelling" depicted au original and more or less attrac tively cheap mode of "excursionis ing," viz., via the nice large interior' of a convenient basket. To success fully carry this out, it is necessary tor one to carefully conceal one's anatomy in the said receptacle with out attracting vulvar attention and remarks. Other good lilms were "The Pate of an Indian," An Indif ferent Husband," "The Sick Sitter," (most amusing), and "Mow l'ools head obtained the school prize." The star picture, "An Orphan of War," was excellent. The theme dealt ...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. When marKing linen, first write the name in blacklead pencil, then mark aver the pencil with marking-ink. You will liml that the pencil prevents the ink from spreading and looking un sightly, as so often is the case. A! ways use a new pen-.tih. No matter how much dripping is used, lisli, when being tried, is very apt to stick to the pan bottom. To prevent this, before using your pan put a tablespoon!'til o: dry salt into it, rub well all over with grease-proof paper, and it will be found a thorough success. A saucepan in which milk has been boiled is often a trouble to clean. Here is a simple but most successful me thod. Alter pouring out the boiling milk, replace the lid before the steam lias :ime to escape, and allow the saucepan to cool before talcing it oft again. Then put the pan in cold wat er to soak. It can be cleaned quickly and easily. Food placed in the oven to bake is sometimes forgotten by the busy housew ife, who has many other things 011 her mind. To ...
The Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
The Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. Rastus, was -Borely wounded.—;He had been- the victim of a .brutal- as sault. The physician who treated him for his wounds was sympathetic. ... "Great heavens!he said. ''Some body^has beaten you up in a terrific manner. You must-have been' hit-at least nine or ten times.''. : "Dat: aint -,no joke," said" ^Rastus, who -was still trembling. - "I don't be lieve I wus able to git out ob de- way ob anything dat wuz throwed at me;" "Then you ought-to learn a lesson from it,"' suggested the doctor; "Here after, . you ought--to stay far. away from ^people who indulge-in. this sort of thing." "Dar ain't -no chance," Rastus ob jected gloomily. "You know i. ain't got de-price-of no divo'ce." •• "For downright,- idiotic, :supersti tious; weak-minded, gullible credulity," growled "Judkins; "recommend me to a-woman! Gave away "a pair of'-my trousers to an old pedlar .'to charm warts'off the children's hands! Ma dam, are you aware- that this is-; the twentieth cen...
Purity of the Law. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Purity of. the Law. x At Bodmin iAssizes once, a 'barris ter, -'while pleading, was interrupted by the judge:—• "Mr. Carter, you are wasting the time ot the Court.".. "Time .of ■ the Court," - retorted the truculent tv-teran,--glaring fiercely at the Bench:- "Your: lordship means— your-lordship's dinner!" The judge'-threw up his hands in de spaiiy.and- Carter-continued his har angue in. peace; ';T;he same redoubtable .advocate »•«« on 'janotlieiv occasion defending a man charged with obtaining money under false pretences. "False "Pretences!" said he, with fine scorn. "Why, we ail make them every-day,- barristers and solicitors and judges—the whole lot of us. Talk of the purity-of the judicial ermine!" Here --he pointed- derisively to the learned judges who sat cowering -on the Bench.u, "Why, • it's only rabbit skin!" Shouts-of laughter greeted this ir reverent statement, which ~4nvest1sa* tion would■ probably show' to be- liter ally true..- -
Farewell Social. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Farewell Social. A farewell .social of a uto.st popu lar character took place in the Foster Mechanics' Hall on Monday eve ling last—the occasion being to bid i•.re well to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Uanieli — two of Foster's leading townspeopi ■. It Is just on six years since Mr. Daniel took charge of the Foster railway station, and during their c'tizenship from that particular time lioth Mr. and Airs. Daniell had gained the. esteem of a large circle of friends, as was fully emphasised by the crowd that attended to partici pate in the farewell social gathering that evening. The hall was taste fully decorated for the event and any movement that .was suggested to add to the enjoyment and comfort : of those that attended was entered into with enthusiasm, for the reason that it was generally considered that in this particular instance, the farewell was most deserving. ' The ladies responsible for the evening's ar rangements "deserve praise for the manner in which they catered for the - public, ...
KINDNESS AND CARE WITH HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
KINDNESS AND CARE WITH HORSES. I What is done with horses to the •' best advantage must be done coolly,., deliberately, confidingly and with kindness for tlie best results. "When ever the horse becomes contused and excited he seemingly "loses his head," which is very liable to lead to dan gerous results, but just as long as he and his driver are on peaceable terms _ and understand each other perfectly there-is comparatively little danger, even1 with the highest order of ner vous: -development. As long as the • horse understands that he'is not to he hurt and that directions will come in an intelligent manner, he can he-re lied on, but just as soon: as he loses confidence-in-his driver he seems to take the responsibility, of the situa tion upon himself, and then destruc tion too generally follovs.-' The theory practised-by the majority of-the jvould be horsemen is-to-force-the animal - to' - do . their- bidding,-.whether--the horse, understands what- It. is or not. -But ' neither men ...
FREEZING CURE FOR CONSUMPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
FREEZING CURE FOR CONSUMPTION. Freezing o£ living persons is tho somewhat heroic remedy proposed by the Russian scientist Bachmetieff, lor the Koch bacillus is killed at 6 deg. Cent, below freezing point, it being the cause o£ tuberculosis, so that by congealing the person affected ' with " the disease the microbes were all killed. Then he brings back the sub ject to life by a very gradual re-heat-, ing. He has already succeeded In ap plying his method to various animals; : - such as the rat and others, by pro-; ducing artificial respiration in them at the same time-that the freezing process is going on, and he thus pro duces suspension of life ■ by cold,' : which is of great ■ interest 'to science,' - and may also prove ofgreat-utility;-' Freezing1 of cattle in winter-would - thus preserve • them without -food,-* and - they could also be transported over - great distances, when in • this state. ■ - Many other applications- of- the idea - ' can be imagined. Of course, the me thod ha...
WIT AND HUMOR. For Sail. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
WIT AND HUfviOR. For Sail. Two rows in one morning v,'-lh her bettor half had decided Mrs, Meggln. "Tin re, tiuu'll do." she murmured to herself, as she surveyed the crude ly-pain'od signboard in her cottage. "I'll see if he won't work J Panging on to mo for my bit o' coinage!" A party of student;-, from a neigh boring college strolled past in 111 t? afternoon, and laughed uproariously when they read the l'.ttie sign: "For sail." .Mr:-'. Moulin was stolidly cleaning her window", and never cast an eye ;u I he little gathering. "Hi, old woman." calied on; ene sal iow-looking youth, "wli^n ,],d? ihis house sail!" "Whenever the man comes along thai can ral"° the wind!" tersely an swered tiie old dame, calmly getting on witli her work.
Winged. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Winged. A young woman . : was . walking through a park^when she saw a small boy in the -act pf-robbing.:a bird's nest. In his hat were -a couple: of oggs and on his-face a guilty expres sion. "You naughty;, cruel .'boy!" indig nantly exclaimedthe young woman. "How can you t)e.so&lt;terribly heartless as to take those eggs? What do you think the mother bird -will say when she comes ■ back and finds them gone?'.' "She won't say nothin'," answered the boy, looking at the agitated party before him. "She is dead." "Dead!" 'wonderingly cried the young woman. f'How do you know that she. is dead?,' "Because ye've got her sewed fast in yer hat!" was the youngster's .startling rejoinder. ft is told of a certain famous pain tor that on 011c occasion lie was taken by an American millionaire through his picture gallery, it contained, ap parently, a very had collection of pic tures, and the great artist was very bored. "Mr. tlie millionaire said at length, Razing with pride on the can vas...
Putting It Nicely. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Putting It Nicely. Lord Brassey is very fond of yacht ing and cricket. Of a local match, held in the grounds of his own house his lordship teils a good story. There was a scar city of available talent, -with the re sult that Lord Brassey's footman was pressed-into service as umpire.. ; In due course Lord -Brassey him self went in, and a local bowler was put on; The second ball he stopped with his leg, and the cry was raised: "How's that?". - Everybody. • looked ■ towards the footman,- who, turning to his master, remarked -In • an apologetic tone: "I'm afraldvl :must say, 'Not at home,'-your lordship!" , "Not at home!" Lord Brassey ex claimed..-"What'do you mean?" "Well,-my lord. if-you "will have it," replied--the worried footman, "I'm ^fraid .you are out!" :_
Better Got Rid Of. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
Better Got Rid Of. A physician calling one day 0.1 a | gentleman who had been severely af flicted -with gout, found, t;> his sur prise, the disease gone, and the "en tlemari rejoicing in his recovery over a 'bottle o£ wine. "Come -alongi doctor," exclaimed the 'patient, "you :are just in time to taste this bottle of Madeira. U is the first of a' pipe that has just been /broached." ' . "Ah," replied' the doctor, "these pLpes of Madeira will never do. They are the cause of all your suffering." "Well, then," answered the gay in curable;i^fill your glass, for now that we have'-found out the cause, the sooner we get rid of it the better."
MENTAL SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
MENTAL SYSTEM. The faculty of concentrating the mind on. the" -matter in hand, to-the ox-elusion of all other things, Is one of the rarest and most valuable gifts with which a man can be endo-vved. To commence with a theory, to think it out to its legitimate results, to re duce those results to a concrete form, and, if it be in material science, to proceed to. experiment and practise, without diverging in any direction from the purpose, is possible to very fow men.
THE GRATEFUL BEGGAR. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 15 October 1914
THE GRATEFUL-BEGGAR.,; For giving up their, only bed to a sick and apparently penniless, "beg gar,- Mr. and Mrs. George Smith; a poor working couple residing at Sun bury, Pennsylvania^' have been , re warded 'with a legacy of £1600. . The beggar,:.a man named John Fell, who was about eighty years ,■of age, arrived at the Smiths' home at the beginning of the month, and ask ed for shelter, saying he was friend less and ill. The man looked so old and infirm that, although the Smiths had only one bed, they gavefit- up ■ to him, and themselves slept on the floor. They told Fell that he ,was wel come to share their : food, but that they had no money .with which to buy medical comforts. :Thenext day the beggar produced a dirty cheque-book and drew a cheque on a Northumber land (Pennsylvania), bank for £10. The cheque, was duly honored. Fell grew ■worse and died, but be fore the end came he drew up a will leaving all that he was possessed, of to JJr. and Mrs. Smith for their "kind ness and ...