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WIVES WORTH WINNING. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

WIVES WORTH WINNING. Weil-Known Novelists on Ideal Womanhood. Tastes, of course, differ, but men appear to want a wife who never ex isted except in romantic dreams. She must be a model of all virtues and possess no fallings. She must be "so pretty that we are always proud, and so good that we are Hever uneasy; a woman who wears well and looks her •best in t^o-year-old gowns; who ap plies the adjective 'important' in re lation to our work, our food, and our desire for unfettered holidays; who laughs at our small jokes and pre serves a marble face when we are scored otf by others; with wLom we have the massively comforting sensa tion that she will never recognise the plain, Btaring fact that we are not brave, not wise, not clever. The words quoted are those of that popular novelist, >Mr. W. B. Maxwell, and "the astounding, incredible thing," he concludes, in his comments on the sort of woman a man likes, "iB that, wanting all that, we sometimes get it." A truer note, perhaps, is st...

Publication Title: Narracan Shire Advocate
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Not Meant for Either. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

Not Meant for Either. i Many years ago, at a dinner party in-Glasgow, there was present a law yer of very sharp practice fond of giving toasts or sentiments. After the cloth -svas removed and the bottle had gone around once or twice, the ladies withdrew to the drawing-room—all but one very plain old maid. She remained behind, and bb the conversation began to get ai little mas culine our friend of the "long robe" i was anxious to get rid of the "old maid," and for this purpose rather prematurely asked the privilege of giving a toast. This being granted, he rose and gave the old toast of "Hon est men and bonnie laBses." ;The toast was drunk with" honor, when the dame, who was sitting nest the lawyer, rose from her seat, gave, end of her ibony finger, and, having . said, "That toast neither applies to r you nor me," left the room. An American recently forwarded a letter to a neighboring town, request ing the postmaster, to deliyer.it ''to any respectalble. attorney." , . After ten days...

Publication Title: Narracan Shire Advocate
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RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

RIFLE SHOOTING. The final of the series of - matches in connection with the Central and West Gippsland Rifle Clubs' Union com menced on Thursday of last week, and was concluded on, Saturday. The weather on the 'first two days of the matches was anything but favourable for ^shooting, particularly on Friday, when rain, fell intermittingly throughout the day. Regret was expressed at the absence of Mr J. Mackenzie, general secretary, who was absent through in disposition. -His duties fell to the lot of Mr F. Halden-and Capt. J. W. Fechner, who "carried out the work to the entire satisfaction of competitors. T. Johnson fof the Darnuin Club) made the possible off the rifle at one of the ranges, and scored 100 at the 300, 500 and 600 yards' ranges, W. Warne (of the Seaview Club), who also scored a "possible," being second with 99. Bunyip scored 630, but as the handi caps of the Seaview team were not to hand it is regarded as possible that the latter team may tie with Bunyip. Glengarry scor...

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HILL END SPORTS. RESULTS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

HILL END SPORTS. RESULTS. Standing Chop.—A Burgess 1, A. Blair 2. " Underhand Chop.—H. Dogral 1, J. Golly 2. - . .. .• ; Sheffield Handicap.—N. Page 1, W. Webb 2. / Ladies' Bicycle Race.—Miss R. Moore 1, Miss M. Webb 2. Throwing at Wicket.—R. Moore 1. Ladies' Bicycle Race. — Miss M. Gulley 1, Miss M. Webb 2.

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INTERESTING PROSPECTING TRIP. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

INTERESTING PROSPECTING TRIP. Mr H. McC. Kelly, a local barris ter and solicitor, is also an enthusi astic geologist and prospector. Mr Kelly recently spent some time on the eastern slope of Mt. Baw Baw prospecting for tin, and claims on that occasion to have discovered the first lode tin in that locality, stream tin having been previously found. Mr Kelly quite recently re turned to Walhalla from an exten sive exploring trip over Mt. Useful, and through some very rough country at the head of the Macalis ter, Wellington and Wonnangatta rivers. Mr Kelly was accompanied by an expert bushman in Mr. J. J. Brown, of Donnelly's Creek. The object of the expedition was to test the serpentine country in the vicinity of Mt. Wellington for a rare metal in the shape of osmiridium, which is now quoted at £12 per oz. Mr Kelly states that prospectors have recently been making £1 per day in Tasmania by obtaining this metal, and claims that the geological features of the country of which he was in se...

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THE SPORTING PROCLIVITIES OF MOE. [By PISTOL.] [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

THE SPORTING PROCLIVITIES OF MOE. —n ♦ [By PISTOL.] As the song goes, " What's the mat ter with father?" the same words will apply to " What is the matter with the sporting elements of the people of Moe ?" I am not one who goes mad over sport, and would not advocate that any pastime should be indulged in at the expense or neglect of our daily avoca tions, but I must certainly say that we are evidently passing out of date as a community when we cannot support at least one sporting institution. The local cricket club has managed to "flounder" through the season by the earnestness of the Secretary (Mr S. Yerey) and one or two other cricket enthusiasts in the town. Scarcely has a match been arranged with another club when an amount of anxiety rested Hpon the Secretary as to whether he would be able to scratch a team together, and in this direction he has failed more than once. i._ " I understand that "no effort will be made this season to organize a football club, as those who have in t...

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THE RAINFALL. 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

THE RAINFALL. 191«. January ... ... 310 February ... ... S March ... ... 16S APRIL. 6th ... ... ... 16 7th ... ... 1 Sth ... ... ... 1 11th ' ... ... 15 13th ... ... ... 4 14th ... ' ... 22 20th ... ... ... 10 21st ... ... 22 22nd ... ... ... 4 23rd ... ... 5 24th ... ... ... 71 25th ... ' ... 12 28th ..... ... ... 4 Total (to date) ... 187

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

"As a matter of fact," boas>ted a chronic idler who had been remonstra ted with on the score of laziness, "1 always do my hard work lefore break« fast." "Indeed!" said his friend, consider ably astonished. "Whatever's that?" "Getting out of bed!" was the sloth ful man's reply. Aunt Clara: And what would you do were you to see a ghost? Young Visitor: I'd run for dear life, for I'm quite sure I should he para lysed with fright. Bills: Did you say she was a grass widow? Wills: Yes; her husband died of hay fever. Grace (Indignantly): Tou ask me to marry you. Can you not read your answer in my face? Ned (cruelly): Yes; it Is very plain While on the march in India, thfc Pioneer Corporal of a famous Irish regiment went to the quarter-master for the loan of a camel to carry a spare tent, but the quartermaster re fused, saying:' "I have only the cart, and this spare camel I am keeping for a case of emer gency." "Can't you put the case of emer gene- on the cart," said the corporal 'and let...

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MOE STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

MOE STOCK SALE. Messrs Mathieson and Davis report having held a very successful cattle sale at their yards, Moe, on the 22nd )DSt. There was a large yarding of cattle and good attendance of buyers, and nearly the whole of the yarding—mostly back ward springers—was sold at very satis factory prices. Mr David, of Coalville, had forward the whole of his dairy herd of 45 backward cows, which made a total clearance at a satisfactory average. They quote :—Forward springing cow9, to £6 10s; backward springing cows, to £5 16s; springing heifers, to £5 Is; two-year-old heifers, £3 15s to £8 17s 6d ; bulls, to £5 5s ; store cows, for wardTconditioned, to £5 2s; old cows, in low condition, £1 8s 6d to £2 9s ; poddies, to £1 13s. Mr A. W. Crowe, local agent for Messrs Adamson. Strettle & Co., will forward a truck of pigs to Mel bourne on Tuesday, 12th May. | See advt. . j The last days for the sale of tickets in the Druids' Art Union are announced. These may be bad on application to Mr ...

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THE NEED OF AIR AND MOISTURE [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

THE NEED OF AIR AND MOISTURE No farmer can control the amount of sunlight and rain that falls on his land; but, by his farming methods, he can do a great deal to atone for the deficiencies -of the scorching, dry seasons, or he " ay lessen the evils re sulting from a wet ■ and sunless sea Bon. , Thorough and skilful cultivation ■will, in a cold season, help to preserve the warmth in the soil, and in a hot sea son it -will help to check the too rapid evaporation of the small amount of moisture, that there may be in the soil during such periods. Thorough cultivation will evenly dis tribute the moisture in the soil, which will have the effect of lessening the evils of the cold and damp of the heavier soils, and of checking the too rapid drying-up of the moisture in the lighter soils. By thorough and skilful cultivation, the soil is broken up, or pulverised into a great number of soil particles, and around each particle there circu lates warm air and moisture, in which Is dissolved the p...

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Previous Years. For Purposes of Comparison. The following table (kindly supplied by the local postmaster) will prove very interesting to readers: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

Previous Years. For Purposes of Comparison. The following table (kindly supplied by the local postmaster) will prove very interesting to readers : 1908.1909. 1910.1911. 1912. 1913. Jan. 129 2S9 221 2S1 137 51 Feb. 40 167 102 300 123 125 March 152 145 137 512 109 C93 April 39 399 114 194 255 232 May 250 237 241 497 202 4S6 June 551 627 190 734 334 249 July 285 362 249 394 279 322 Aug. 317 67S 242 104 195 '415 Sept. 363 378 476 326 662 221 Oct. 296 267 487 269 221 431 Nov. 152 158 346 82 350 644 Dee. 35 337 640 626 307 1S1 . 2609 4044 3445 4373 3174 4050 No. of days on which rain fell— 121 180 167 177 161 139

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A BRAW COUNTRY. Boy's Alleged Essay, on Scotland. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

A BRAW COUNTRY. Boy's Alleged Essay, on Scotland. The following, stated to be by a Bunbury schoolboy, is reprinted from the "Southern Times," Bunbury, West •Australia:— "Scotland is a braw wee land on the north of England. It has water nearly all round it, and whisky over a large part of it. "The population is about four and a-half millions, including M*r. Andrew Carnegie, It has a peculiar language of its own, and if one can pronounce it coherently it is an infallible test of sobriety. It possesses consider able mineral wealiu, but very little of • it finds its way out of the country. "Gold has at times 'been discovered in certain districts, as well as in the pockets of certain natives, .but in both cases it has been found difficult to work. The best-known exports of Scotland are Harry Lauder and Scotch whisky, though sufficient of the latter is retained in the country to satisfy the needs of home consumption. "The national dress of Scotland is the kilt, which is a kind of short pe...

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THE REVENGE AGENT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

THE REVENGE AGENT. By C. D. Coppinger in "London Opinion." Kenneth Seat'ortli was sitting de spondently in an armchair when his man entered the well-appointed room. "A gentleman to see you, sir," he said. "Didn't I tell you I was not at home io anyone?" asked Kenneth irritably. "Who is it?" "I am not aware," said the servant, "of 'is. hidentity. 'E declined to liac quaint me with 'is name, remarking that 'e preferred to deal direct with you, sir. 'E concluded by hemphasis ing that 'is business was himportant, 'is precise words bein' that it was of vital consequence." "Oh, tell him to go to the deuce," said Kenneth. "Very good, sir," said the man, mov ing to the door. "No, wait," said Kenneth, changing liis mind; "show him in, Curtis, I may as well see what he wants." Curtis went out, and returned in a few moments followed by a little sharp-featured man with quick brown eyes, immaculately dressed and sport ing a large buttonhole. "Mr. Kenneth Seafortli?" lie inquir ed. ' "Yes," said ...

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THE WHOLE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

THE WHOLE TRUTH. | By Vernon Ralston. William Arnott came out of the offi ces of Sollenberg, Steinthal and. Com pany in despair. He had had recom mendations 'from half-a-dozen people when he came from Canada to London. He had expected that the keen London business men would have jumped at the chance he put before them. T nree of the six firms had declined to see him at all. The great Jacob Roth stein, the famous promoter, had heard him for five minutes and then had re marked: "irhis is wild-cattery, weiu you ig friend. That sort of U isiness we do not touch." Arnott had told him wratlifully that he was so used to floating shady com panies that he did not know a sound business proposition when he saw it. And now Sollenberg, Steinthal and .Company had frankly laughed at him. Sollenbei-g himself had got up in the . midst of his explanations to telephone to a friend to meet him to supper at the Ritz the next evening, and then had turned to Mr. Arnott. "Nothing doing. We've twenty mines ...

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The Precise Man. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

The., precise Man* ■ ' "It looks like rain;" , "I beg your pardon." "I say it looks like rain." "Wliat does?" r "The weather." • • "The weather, my dear sir, is a condition. Rain is water in the act -of falling from the clouds. It is im possible that they should look alike." "What 1 meant was that the sky looked like rain." "Equally impossible. The sky is the blue vault above us—the seeming arch or dome that we call the hea vens. It does not resemble falling water in the least." "Well, then, if you are so thunder ingly particular, it looks as if "it would rain."1 "As if what would rain?" . "The weather, of course." "The weather, as before stated, be ing a condition, cannot rain." "The clouds then, confound you! I may not know as much about it as you do, but I've got enough sense to get in out of it, and you haven't," "said the mlan, as he raised his um brella and walked away in a huff. To err is masculine; to forgive fe minine.

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Moe-North Fumina Mail Service. Mr Jas. Bennett, is in receipt of the- following communication, which has been forwarded to us for publication: Melbourne, 27th March, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 29 April 1914

Moe-North Fumina Mail Service. Mr Jas. Bennett, M.H.R. is in receipt of the following communication, which has   been forwarded to us for publication : — Melbourne, 27th March, 1914. Sir,—With further reference to your repre sentations on behalf of the Progress Associa tion, Duggan, in favor of the establishment of increased mail facilities between Moe and North Fumina, I beg to inform you that tenders were invited in connection with the triennial call for alternative' services as under (a) 114. ' To and from Moe and Hill End, via Willow Grove, three times per week ; (b) 116. To and from Hill End and Duggan, three times per week ; (c) 114a. To and from Moe and Duggan, via Willow Grove and Hill End, three times per week, starting from Duggan. Tenders were submitted in respect of the first two services (Nos. 114 and 116), but no offer was received in connection with the proposed alternative service, No. 114a, and in the absence of a tender it is not practi cable to arrang...

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FEMININE TRAITS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914

FEMININE TRAITS. j. A woman walking on a city loot way- will generally choose the inside. [ She does so partly in order to kfok at | the shop windows, but chiefly on ac ; count of the slope of the pavement, I. which is less on the inside. In trams and omnibuses women mostly sit near the door. At the far end you wili, as a rule, see a majority of men. When men read while travelling they nearly always read newspapers, but in the hands ol' the reading girl, you • will, with rare exceptions, see" a book. When a woman is crossing a street with much traffic, she runs, in nine cases out of ten, and the older she is, the more inclined she is to run. But the man walks very deliberately. A woman holds a closed umbrella by the middle, and usually clasps it to her body. No one ever saw a man carry it in this way. A woman usually raises a cup or a glass or a fork to her lips correctly—that is with her el bows close to lier body. Most men stick their elbows out, against all rules of etiquette. In...

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AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914

AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS. The Australian eucalyptus, or, as it is commonly called, the gum tree, has a woriu-wiue reputation, it has been grown successfully in many countries, and in Mew Zealand it has been 1 found that its growth is, in favorable 1 spots, taster tnan in Australia. In Brazil, in which country the eucalyp tus was first introduced a quarter of . a century ago, the authorities have ' came to recognise its intrinsic value j tor timber. Home ten^ years ago the systematic culture or the tree was be- 1 gun, and recently Senhor Andrade, ' (Jhief of the Forest Service in Brazil, came to Australia to secure further "varieties, and to consult with .Mr. Maiden, Director of the Sydney Bo tanic Gardens, who is regarded as the chief authority on eucalypti. The Gov ernment of Brazil desires to cultivate the tree for the sake of the timber, which is eminently suitable for rail • way. sleepers and also for fuel for railway locomotives. Even in Austra lia it has been found necessary to r...

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NO GOOD FOR BALDHEADED MEN; [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914

NO GOOD FOR BALDHEADED MEN • For many years Europeans strove in vain to master the art.of a certain kind of painting executed by -the Chinese. . It was a comparatively easy matter to obtain, the materials, viz., the brushes, paints and the particular kind of paper used—but there the matter ended. They failed to get the paper to "take" the paints. Persuasion and briDes alike failed to extract -from the wily Oriental the secret of applying the colors, and for years the art remained the knowledge" of the Chinese. It fell to the lot of a young English bank-clerk to discover the secret. One day—unknown to the artists— he was watching them at work. He was struck by the fact that each time before dipping the brush into the paints, they rubbed It through tlieir hair vigorously a few times. He procured the necessary mater ials and tried to put the colors on, in the ordinary way of course, without success. He then cleaned the brush, rubbed it through his hair a few times and again essayed the...

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THE AERIAL GULF STREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914

THE AERIAL GULF STREAM. The Gulf Stream, when it leaves the Gulf of Mexico, enters the Atlantic with a speed of 8 kilometres an hour. It is 6jD kilometres wide and 400 metres deep, and daily transports about 40 millions of milliards of ca lories. This enormous quantity of heat, of which it is almost impossible to obtain an exact idea, plays a funda mental role in the general climatology of the earth. Strangely enough, it is this stream of hot water, exercising its temperature action on the coasts it waters, which is the direct cause of the existence of deserts. And this is how. Water is one of the bodies .in which heat is the most easily pre served, and consequently the Gulf Stream, even in high latitudes, still keeps an enormous quantity of heat. The masses of air that rest on these hot waters are kept at a temperature higher thaii the surrounding tempera ture, and form a veritable aerial gulf stream superposed over the marine current. But the aerial current is not like the marine ...

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