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"A HERO." [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 May 1915
A HEBO." TIk' German atrocities h»vo iii»pirocl at least 0110 French.artist with a grim annuo of -humour, for in France t#trly •there- liii.s been a1 groat stile for a post card that pictures tho motbodji' of tb# mudorii Ilun with searing irouy. It bears a lively sketch of a Gorman sol die)-, dragging a child's wooden horso behind him, and saluting an oflicor with the words: "Captain here is tho hors&lt;5. —I have slain the horsoman." Th» title is, " Un Horos."
FAREWELL TO THE CRESSY VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 May 1915
FAREWELL TO THE CRESSY VOLUNTEERS. One of the best-attended func tions ever held in Cressy took place on Monday, 26th April, when " all Cressy with his wife and family" attended at the mechanics' hall to give a well deserved send-off to those lads who have volunteered to go to the front. The building was packed to overflowing1, and the proceedings were marked with a heartiness which should put our soldier boys in good heart for the fray. The arrangement of the programme was in the hands of Mr S. F. Leigh, J.P., and Dr. Wood played the accompani ments, so this' department was well served. Mr G. Knight opened the proceedings by ex plaining the circumstances under which'the entertainment had been arranged,and after inviting the volunteers to a seat on the platform, asked Mj A. Sadler, J.P., chairman of the patriotic league, to take charge of the pro ceedings. The volunteers who took seats on the platform were Messrs'Ashdowne, N. Dean, W., C., and G. Mowat, JaB. Tierney, W.Wilson, J. Ma...
Che pioneer. CRESSY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 May 1915
CDe pioneer. CRESS*. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6. The figures in the statement which Mr Fisher read at the opening of Parliament set thoughtful men musing on an Imperial wealth, almoBt unboun ded in its extent. A few months ago Great Britain lent Australia millions, to-day it is lending more millions,like golden streams are flowing to all parts of the Oversea Dominions," whilBt the mother country's own expendi ture on army and navy reaches a total which staggers the imag: ination. So vast are tne resour ces of the Empire that, for the moment, the Treasurer's finan cial difficulties seem to have vanished into thin air, and the one danger is that he and those behind him may be tempted to plunge into unnecessary and therefore reckless expenditure. Mr Cook, as leader, heartily sup ported by the tank ana file of the Liberal party, has supported Ministers wuh splendid Joyalty. That loyalty mubt be maintained, but it must not degenerate into slackness. In all that concerns (fetence of Australia, supp...
PROGRESS WITH TURBINES. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
PROGRESS VVITH TURBINES. , ' As'rogiirds developments in conuee-' tion • >vith' machinery, the features havo . ljeou,".tlig, number, oi',, .vessels being. fitted with geured ■ turbines - of the Parsons type. It is pointed out, that there ai'o twenty-three vebsols being built to Lloyd's class with such machinery, lu addition, then.', are .six vessels under cou.sfructioii , hi , « liii.h dii ui'i-'.Miijili'd turbini'H mo to be used. ;uid six in which triple expansion engines ai» associated with turbines (or tlio u.-o of Uio ex haust steam Iron) tlic.se engines. "Ilie economy of tin; goitrcd turbine is'dear ■]y recognised in the report, and rot'er unco ifi'iMi'de . to- tin-' accuracy with which it, is iiow poMublo to cut helical. gearing- hy a spui'ial machine in' n, duced liy tin: i'lirnoiis Company. As regards, tint combination of jociprj.rtiiig and turlmie engines, it &lt;t> pointed jut vtbut tin; machinery. can by such an ar rangement be worked at,reduced | owir, witi...
FOR WOMEN [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
FOR WOMEN 'Bj "Ambroaiiw.".;-. >' • -Row' WMtfc'.Uwro- can' bo 110 longer a»J f doubt n.fi to" the coming popularity ol the wider Urosv '■kirt, petticoats "ill, most cortatnlv teUini to tavor, mid »>. ohall see Clio wtilcouu- rovival ol those, ilumty creations ui liice tiitiniiod lawn, ami cambric. and m soil Ml Us, and. BiUius, fully flounced and H died, t/iscm atingty feminine things to which wo have been strangers too lung. UnUor tikirts desi^icd oil very simple lines w 111 • j>o-»Mule for weaving with theserge/and lailor-iinido toilettes,, carried out in dark, use!ul shades of thick substantial satin, nl'0 s&lt;,t». moiro and brocade. One or tw'O narrow llouiiccs ol the same nia-, tonal as the rest ol the petticoat, cut out in ii series oi curves, and bound .it ;-Mic' edge '-with -satm .nUbou, «»U bts,.a" that, Wneeded m llw> V"li ,et tuniniiug "WlUcoats tor day use should bo ctawtn to match exactly the _ color of the gowns Cmtli wInch tlioy' \\ill be worn. '...
THE MASTER PASSION CHAPTER L. A LITTLE OLD MAID. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
f THE MASTER PASMON (By l.illiuii Kllertuu). CHAI'TIOR I,. .V UTILE OU> MAID. TIhtu was mourning !" III" K'l'sV - O.IIll]>, wllerc Hlliclioll Cltcll ll'." out on a hea|» ol straw. mourning in llolgravm, whero a g"'l '.nth a wliiti law, and griol-stncl;.n eyi,, shut up tier sorrow in h.-r heart, like ''1 ■" Sp-'"* mn with his 'ox ai iiis i.ivast, and .IfOOliU'i lilu- 11 Hover -Hut out Horn III' miii. When .-lie iJu'd. they -aid 11 ,ul' consumption. ;>ii&lt;i 1 .ii&lt;Iv Hilda !ii"l •''* ways ben delicate; 'jui. und-i lu-r pd lutv there was .'I note, Ml ll"lt " id) to pii-ce*--written in a Km JilisLy «ol ds, iind signed. " ^ •jiend, Hayniond UuvjiI.' It told Us own talo, only there was no one who understood. 'I'll" duch.ss wherever she went, mi id ill'' dii)iii.'';s wo* past endurance, and her iiien't went nolliiiift 1,111 horo. 1 lie Irieiids. ll uskod vli«;ir opinion, i-aid tlu-y pin lip Willi her lov old liivudsbip s • but sin- ll 11 (J 11 1 *' "Old to ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
NOTICE. £JOPIES of th« " Crosflj and Lismore Pioneer" may be obtained at S. H. MASON'S Genera] Store, Creeaj. am took FRUIT ANll VEQETAOLCO FROM J. GANGELL, raosraaKa & grkbnqboosb, DUVBaNBY-OTBfflBT, The Beet of Everything Kept. i'reih Bnppiy DtJJy. Ohoioo Oonfocfiaa^ry. 0onuo«r Drinks. Local Agent for HILL & BON, Iran-1 monger*, Goslong. i1. PHILLIPS, FAMILY BUTCHERS, DTlVmNR^-STREEr, OREBSY .PRIM® BEEF, MUTTON, hAMB, POEK ETC All Order 1 Promptly Attoradod To. Pan"'' -spp'.icd ivitH M®ft? ei Bert ! y ii4 rea«on*ble prioae. Th« • jf y&lt;mr natronaga ra»p«set fnlly Solicited. E. R. DAVIS, Saddle, Collar & Harness Makers CRESSY. SADI>L"EUY of Every Destription made on the Premises at Moderate Priccs. Collars a Speciality. Repairs Neatly Executed. Splendid Assortment of LADIES and GENTS' BOOTS and SHOES alwayn on band. BICYCLES and Sundries alwayo on hand for Sale, Hire or Exchange. Splendid Assortmept of Secondhand Bicycles from £4 up to 3,1. All ...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
HOUE v^OLD HINTS. To mnko cabbs-*.--- Blgostiblo, when half-boilod pour of tho wator initl placo ixi frosh boiling wator. When boiling potatoos put a toaspoon ful of sugar as woll as salt in tlio water. This does not givo a Hwcot taslo, but makes them dry and floury. Tea niado with boiling milk instead ol' water and njlowod to stand for four minutof) beforo being foured off tho leaves in oxc-ollcnt forinvalida and most nourishing. Grass stains may be removed from washing materials by carefully rubbing the spots with a littio fresh Inrd. Thou waBli iu tlio usual way, and 3-011 will find that the stains bavo entirely disap peared. To make broad crumbs quickly, placo ;i pi ceo of crumb iu a muslin bag, tic tbo opening, and rub witb tho bands. The crumbs will bo quito fine, and it will ouly tnko a ininuto or-two to bako thoiu. Floor Stain.—Scrub tbo floor, usiug plenty of soda and soap, Loavo to dry thoroughly. Dissolvo an ounco of per manganate of potash in a quart of wator and apply t...
ACCOUNTED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
ACCOUNTED FOrt. A traveller in Ceylon, desiring to take a Irnth, asked a native to show him to o, placo that was freo from crocodiles.'; ' The native took him close to the '.mouth of the river, where the tra veller enjoyed a nice, refreshing hath. On coming out of the water, ho in quired of lii.s guide how this local ity happened, to be freo from cro codiles. • . "Crocodiles 'frnid of shark,''* re plied tho nativo ; "too muny shark '' hero 1" Apples cut in Irregular pieces will cook more quickly in a pie than if alicod, for they do not puck closely ns slices do,, nnd so the hot air com'es more easily in contact with the fruit, and cooking in facilitated.
A GYROSCOPIC UNICYCLE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
A GYROSCOPIC UNICYCLE. Thy idea of a uwglo-whoelcd vehicle is by no moans neiv. Tlio novelty u; tliia motor cnr lies not iu the fact tiiut it is a trao-whooled vehicle, but that it i» stabilised by a gyroscopo. Tlio ma chino has uot beou built, but tho do sign Jinn boon offered by one of .liu roiulors of tho Sciontilio Amorican as a suggestion to some ontorprismg invou tor. If tho unicyclo is ovor to provo a uuccosb, tho gyroscope would undoubt edly prove sorvicoablo iu giving tho voluolo stability. 'i'ho idea is to build u lurgo wheel with a track on its per iphery, and mount tho car insido tlio wheel in a frame provided with three rollers adapted to run ou tho tra'M. Thy. motor is situatod in tho bottom ol tho ear, and drives tlio bottom roller by lriction. 'I'ho car kinds over to ride up tho track inside tho' wheol, throwing tho con Ire of gravity of thj wheel forward of its geometric centre, and thUB causing it to rovolvo. I'ho gyroscopo in tlio bottom ol tho car con sists of tw...
Guarded Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
Guarded Diamonds. An army of cpieit is employed to protect Uio fabulous wealth' of thd famous lie Hem's Diamond Mines ut Kimberlc.y, Jvoulli Africa. Ue Ik'ers produce about £5,1500,000 worth of diamonds annually, near ly half the worjd's output. They em ploy 2000 .Kuropeari anil 17,000 native .workunen. An army of spien luwists them to protect their vast wealth. The Kdlhrs are confined In eoin pouniis, lnil the white men are, re latively speaking, trusted, return ing to their liome« daily and never, bf'ing searched. Tim blacks sign contracts for four month;;' lubour, during which they, uro not allowed outside tbo com pounds excopt to go to their work. The ground covered by the Jive mines fa about twenty square miles, u.ll of which i'i i circled liy practi cally . :unc*.'u.UiUc barbed-wire fences. The ojjun mlueii imd ' dopoBlling floors ore a(jum iiitior circled by simitar fences,.-.ond still again .by Uurbod wir«. ontcuiglemenlt;. These entanglements are illuminat-. . «t at interva...
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Minding ono's own buHiucBB is a con dition wrought of necessity should one | aspire to achieve succesa. That man who goes about hiii business and ap I plies himself diligently to tho tank at hand will atill have his accounts bal ance on tho proper side of tho lodgor when his competitors will bo arguing with the receivers about real and por Honal property. ■When a man co-nea to his oflice and taken hit; ncut at his &lt;\cnk with a cigar and a morning paper, to the unpre judiced observer it in a uafe guess that it is only a nialtor of time until bin Hub ordinate* will bo his superiors or'the business will bo counted in history with Ancient Homo. Many buainoim men are prono to gos sip about trade conditions being, poor until (hoy actually believe it'themselves and .then unless new spirit in brought in —it will only'bo a inattur of time until thoy will bo tolling about how niercHoss their eerditoi'H wore. No matter what occurs—mind your own business—do ev...
Royal Servants. HOW THEY ARE ENGAGED. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
Royal Servants. — A HOW TWOY ARE ENGAGED, ' Most people, if they ever give the matter a thought, would inmgina Hint Jloynl servants arc born and lirc&lt;l on the fringe of tlic purple. It happens, however, that many of them nowadays are engaged pre cisely ns other servants nt registry, otlices, or, more truly, usually at one registry o/Iice. There, is, not a hundred miles from Sloane Square, in a quiet little utrect, in a modest little liouse, a small registry odice. It never tul lertises in nny pa|>er at all. Yot it lins an enormous connection, and those rare ntul priceless beings, do mestic servants, flock up and dowta its staircase. ' in a manner which n.ight make other would-be wii« trosfos vpr.y envious. Here are engaged servants for Itucklngham J'alnce and Windsor, for thin Hoyal duke and that'Roynl duchess, not to speak of the wearerw of ordinary wtrawhorry leave*. Tilts othre was started and is kept by two Indies, nell connocted, but not —formerly—of rich estate. ...
AN URGENT DEMAND [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
KN UKGENT DEMAND Being badly in wunt of mduey, a i'ar mor sent his son to colloct u small bill wliioh bud just booomp duo from a noighbor. Arriving at the dobtor's houso, tho boy uskod to bo paid at onco. Ho was told that it was not quito couvonicnt just tlion, but if lie cullod in u foiv days lie iiould have it. This arrangomont did not suit tho boy, so ho requested again, with moro oarnotttnoss than bot'oro, that tho ac count might bo sottled forthwith. Uk maimer iiTitatatcd tho neighbor, who said, somewhat sharply V" "You needn't bo frightened. I shan't run , z" away.'" - .A. "Don't aupposo you will," said the boy, not moving u stop, "but my father will, and ho wants the money before h«f •tart#,"
BEEAC. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
BEEAC. ffrom Our Coriatponflent. The air is full of farewells. Following- close upon Ssnior constable M'Kenzie's departure, Mr and Mrs A. Pink and family have left for Geelong. Prior to their departure they were enter tained by the membera of the Methodist church and presented with a silver afternoon tea ser- i vice and embossed hot water jug. 1 C- Ilett was also farewelled and presented with a handsome 1 biscuit barrel. Miss Amy Pink ' was presented with a handsomely J bound Methodist hymn book con-1 fining music and words. Misses , Dora and Amy Pink were also farewelled from the tennia club and presented with a silver vase each as a memento of the club of which they were active mem-, bers. Mr W. G. Clark hag also left | for Colac, where he will fill an i important position. He and Mrs I Clark will be much missed. Mr I Clark was lay reader in the local Anglican church, president of j the A.N.A., and connected with various institutions in the town. Mrs Clark was a member of the woXr...
THE PROPER DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
THE PROPER DRESS. Olio of the largest roady-piade cloth ing liuusos iu tho city received.not long ago from tho country u letter, tho sub stttuco of which was, "Whut is tho pro pel dross for a groom in tho after noon?" Tbo clork who opoued tho letter naturally enough referred tho inquiry to tho livery (lopart/ncut. Tho hottd of that branch, iu turn, dictated a brief reply, somothing liko this: "Uottlo grocn coat, fawn-colored troilsJerS, with top boots, bilk hat with cockade. Our-prices are us follows," oto. A week olapsod and tho big btoro re ceived a plaintivo little uoto:— "I always knew it was expensive to get married; but cau't you suggest something u littlo lost elaborateP"
NATURAL SELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
NATURAL SELECTION; A well-known"" American soldier, General Nelson A. Miles, became re miniscent at a dinner one evening. "There is a lot of humour, real humour, to be found on a battle field," ho ' snid. "I remember , the ciuso of a rotrmit which was really a rout. In this 'retreat tlio Com manding General,'' as he galloped . along like the wind, " turned to an I aide-de-camp who was urging his horse to tho limit, and naked : ; " 'Who aro your rearguard "The aid.?, without the slightest hefci! •i.ion, replied s " Those who have the wor»l) ho: sir." ■' 1' ' • '
ANECDOTE OF LORD ROBERTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
ANECDOTE OF LORD ROBERTS. Field-MarshflU ijohl ' Jtoborts, V.C;, was probably, beyond dispute tho most popit'Jar i.'uiiiiuntutcr ill the British' Army. Chatting with an old soldier J/he other day, says a correspondent of an English paper, I tried to find out what was tho secret of Lord Kobort'a popu larity. , "Why," was; : tho roply, "that's easy onough to seo. Ho'll never stand any nonsense; but ho looks aftor his moil as no one olso can or will. Wo used to say at Aldorshoj, that 'good dinners and good boots' was 'Bob's' motto; but, mind you, you can't hum bug him. " ' ' "1 remember his' cowing in one day whou wo were .at iiiohh. 'Well, Adju tant,' nays lie, 'any complaints to day ' 'Xo, sir,' says the Adjutant pat. A cheeky youngster jumps up with, 'Please, sir, my dinner isn't all right.' 'Oh,' says Lord liobcrt.s—lie wab Oolouel then—'why did'i't you com plain to tho Adjutant?' Xo answer; so, putting the youngster ou one side, tho Colonel sat himself down on tho boiK'h, with sol...
HIS FIRST TRENCH. A YOUNG SUBALTERN'S DAY IN THE FIRING LINE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 May 1915
HIS FIRST TRENCH. * "*■ X YOUNG SUBALTERN'8 UAV IN : THIS FIBINCJ LINE. (By KfJinuiifl Candler in the "Daily Mail.") The struggle drugs on, and l'or many of us 'it has lioon, and will be, iiiipuu siblo to lend any physical aid. Ju the mornings, with our foot ou thu l'onder, wc read the iioivh from the front. "The Allies have made sensible pro gress-at —" "Tho enemy's position has boon tukon at—" Hut what of tlio ' cost ' Wu wake up. somctimos^iii tho night .and think of our friends in the tronches. A kind of shame fills us. Wc rouiiud ourselves that but for some .defect of oyp or limb or that if wo had not been born a decade too soon, we, too, should be in the firing line playing our part with them. i'orhaps. But it can never be proved. Ami it is something of a boast for a man, who has not been tried, that lie is able to live up to the traditions of tho British army. Especially boastful now, when all that the tradition is demanding >;of our moil is not realised in Kngland . and i...