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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Business Notices. It's Worth a Trip to Ballarat to See . . Gordon Bros. Big: Annual Show Of Fruit, Flowers, Vegetables, Grasses, Grain, Potatoes, NOW ON AT THE BIG STORE, Armstrong-st., Ballarat OPEN TILL SATURDAY, APRIL 4th. FREE. EVERYBODY WELCOME. 213 =313 BE SURE of the NUMBER. 3 It PAYS to besure of n number—it avoids annoy ance, ulruice of disappointment, and ASSURES SATISFACTION. It will certainly pay you to carefully note that Number 213 Sturt Street Is the NEW ADDRESS of W. E. Thomas' New Dental Parlors. Now M \KE NO 511 STAKE when you sot out on your visit. YOU cai-'t afford to make mistakes when your teeth are at stake—no one can 1 You'll find there is only one N >IB OR. 213 3 FtJRT ST., and it is clearly shown in large figures. Exactly 3 Doors Below City Hall. W. E. Thomas guarantees absolutely painless extractions and a perfect fitting set of teeth of the highest order procurable in any part of the world for the small amount of £3s 3s. Call to-day. REMEMBER THE NUMBE...
THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
\ THE WOMAN WHOM WAGNER LOVED. The Famous Musician's Melody of Life. I The deposition of the mad kind, Ot.to ol' Bavaria, which has just boon deci ded, recalls to the minds of all music lovers the genius of the greatest mo dern composer, Richard Wagner. For it was King laid wig, the brother of the poor madman, who befriended Wagner in the days of his greatest poverty, and whoso patronage enabled him to produce his immortal worlts. King Ot 10 himself was a friend of this hero of music. Wagner's operas, "Lohengrin," "Tannhaiisi r," and Ihe jther master pieces of his "Nicbeiungenlied," nre now popular throughout Ihe world. But when he produced them they aroused the hatred of his critics and a passion ate storm of ridiculc and contempt. 1-Ie wrote some of theni in direst poverty and with the despairing courage of a man who knows that he is in advance of his time They reflect the storm and stress of his own life and charac ter, but they reveal also the nobility and idealism and tendernes...
COVENT GARDEN INTERESTING HISTORY [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
COVENT GARDEN INTERESTING HISTORY The income of the huge estate which now passes into the hands of t'1'3 W.01V derful financial expert, lir Mallaby Deeley, M.P., is enormous (says 1 ',e Daily News," December 17. referring to tlie purchase o£ tiio Duke of Bedford s Covent Gardens estate). . It is calculated that latterly the Duke of Bedford had received £25,000 a year for market rights and tolls from Covent Garden Market alone. Covent (originally Convent) Garden was used by the monks of Westminster in the 16th century as a garden ami burial ground. It passed to the Duke of Somerset at the time of the disso lution of the monasteries, and. after his execution, from the Crown to John Rus- I sell, llrst Earl of Bedford—whose town | house remained, where Southampton street now is, until 1704. Before the Bod- : ford family developed it into a resort I of fashionable and "gay" people Covent Garden was described as "of the yearly value of £6/G/S." The market dates from 1M0-31, when tho fourt...
It Is Said. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
ii Is Saio. That the cause of trouble wiib outlet pipes from reservoirs (roved v.ry perplexing to GumviJJeshii^ councillors at (heir last meetiuir. Mr Sjbreck aveired tlie fi-rringa outlet pipe was often choked wilj* crabf; iho engineer said the Happy Valley pipe was ebok.-d with bali ■Iro/.B; ami cum,cillors . generally nearly got choked wuh tlie explana tions. ^ • r111^ LU.is r«mored thatlHp® Meredith, Jn charge of St. Bridget'* day school at Berringa, and who has shown sueb marked ability i» arranging juvenile entertainments is about to leave this district- *" That a Labor rally has been fixed tor Jioke'vood on 11th May. Sena lll!83ell> ll»d Messrs D C M'Grath and J. Chatham * 'U; ',A" havo P'omiaed to deliver addresses. That during tho absence of Oapt filler and Lieutenant Wells at ^ongresa tho Berringa corps of tb# •Vilvation Army is in charge of oergeant-Maj>ir Thornton. That Bombardier WtTs and Band man Rice have been marched to light for tho heavyweight champion ship o...
STREET ARAB LUCKY BEFRIENDED BY PEERESS [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
STREET ARAB LUCKY j IJISFRIKNDEI) I1Y JU3KKI2SS Through the kindness of the Dowager Lady Nunburnholme (says "Lloyd's Weekly News" of January IS) a Hull hoy named James Bielby, whom the authorities were seeking to place in a truant school, was nursed hack to health in the infirmary, and is now in stalled at Water Priory, her ladyship's home, with the choice of being trained cither as a gardener or a chauffeur. The little romance became public pro perty on AVednesday when at the Hull Police Court the boy's father was sum moned by the school authorities. His excuse for not keeping the boy at school was that he had to work late and could not look after liim. Judgment was respited for a time to see how the boy went on in his new surroundings, the father not being al lowed to interfere with the experiment. While motoring in the centre of the city Lady Nunburnholme saw little Bielby limping along. He was a picture of misery, having neither boots, stock ings, nor hat, while his ■scanty clot...
Amongst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Bmonyst me mines. The directors of the PitfieH Pros pecting Company met on Saturday evening; Mr J. Ronchi occupying the chair. It was decided to issue scrip to the public preparatory to resuming work in about 6 weeks' time. At the Berrinea Prospecting As sociation's tunui 1 drive g'"ing out east for the-Fancy lines of lode, the crosscut has been extended 27 feet for the week, making a total of 7 tft since driving waa rejumed. The face shows nice slate country. It is stated that negotiations are in progress to sink the South Williams Fancy shaft WO feet prior to opeu ing out. The William's Fancy southern workings are opening up better than ever. Reports from D-^reel state that some excellent auriferous stoae has been broken lately at the Qolden ReefB.
KAISER'S EXERCISE WIELDS THE AXE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
KAISER'S EXERCISE WIELDS TOE AXli. It Is understood that during his usual winter residence at Potsdam the Emperor William, on the recommenda tion of his physicians, has devoted a good deal of time and energy to the chopping of wood (says the Berlin cor respondent of "The Telegraph.") Clad In Court huntinfe dress, the monarch could be seen almost every morning in the grounds of the palace—of the pri vilege of access to which the public makes but little use at this time of the year—vigorously plying a saw on the trunks and branches of trees, and then, with undiminished energy, hew ing the short logs into pieces of con venient size for burning. In this occupation he was assisted by an expert workman, placed at his disposal by the management of the Royal gardens: Not infrequently Ihe Empress watched her consort at his unfamiliar exercise, and jocularly measured up the pile of lirewood to see whether the prescribed daily task had been fully accomplished, while oc casionally an aide-de-ca...
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
BALL A RAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. } Fat: cattle: 2&1 head came lor ward lor to-day's sale, only a small proportion being good to prime quality, the balance comprising mostly indifferent sorts. There was a large attendance of buyers present, and competition was exceedingly brisk, nil classes meeting a brisk demand at. a further advance on last week's improved rates, closing very firm. Quotations: — Prime pens bullocks, 0M3 to .£13/10/; good j)ens bullocks. .611 to .Liu', medium. .£9 to .£10; best cows, to .£9/10/. Averages: — XMr Philip Hussoll, Carngliam, Carngliam Estate, G bullocks jSilt/S/!), 10 heifers JL'8 9/3: Mr John Smith, Grassdale Estate, 10 ■bullocks, .£14,2/3; Mr T. Kobertson, Moyne Tails, 22 bullocks, .£13/6/6; Mr John G. ■Robertson. Mount Mitchell, 1+ bullocks, .£12/17/1; Messrs Oldham and White. 1)(~ von Park, Dunkcld, 10 bullocks, .£12/10/3; Mr J'". \V. Cope. Louth, Macarihur. 10 ■bullocks, .£11,111/; Mrs A. Kayo, Elm Iiurst, 29 bullocks, .£11/0 3: Mr .l...
DEAR FOOD IN CANADA DEMANDS TARIFF REVISION [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
DEAR FOOD IN CANADA DEMANDS TARIFF REVISION Emphasising the fact that tariff re form and the abolition of food taxes is now the policy of the Dominion Libe ral party, Sir Wilfrid Laurler put for ward a strong plea for the Western farmers in the Debate on the Address in the House of Commons last night (states the Ottawa correspondent of "The Daily News"). He declared that for the first time in 15 years unemployment was rife in the leading cities of Canada. Three years ago there was not a man out of work in the city of Winipeg, but now there were over 3000, and all over the country men were .seeking work and not finding it. Altogether, he believed that there were something like 100,000 unemployed in the Dominion. The way to relieve the depression, said Sir Wilfrid, was to reduce the high cost of living by means of down ward revision of the tariff. The cry ing need of the West is fresh mar kets, and the removal of the duties on wheat would be a well-merited concession to the farmers, w...
Commercial. BALLARAT HORSE MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
commercial. :&lt;»: BALLAKAT HORSE MARKET. Friday. Boles and Pullum report:— Wo yarded and offered at auction for the week 52 horsce, 192 cattle, and 645 pins. Horses: A good yarding came forward, comprising some nice lots of young, mecjiuin, and heavv draughts from Traynor s Lagoon. Wycheproof, Cliarlton. and Bungarco; aleo some good, useful light horses. There, was fair competition for good bro ken-in heavy draughts, and tlion* is no change to report in prices; but for• all young stock of an unbroken clnss there was a very dull demnad and exceeding y low prices ruled; good bivUen-in lignt horscs sold at fully late ratxs. A (ruck load of Mr Joseph Barkers, Iraynors Lagoon, sold , up to -£24/10/: "/ruck--load of young colts and fillies of Mr ,T. H. Pe vcrill, Charlton, prineipanv made up to .£18/15/; Mr .1. I). l Wy cheproof, sold a t-rueklond of itfwful fccrses up to .£15: some useful draughts or Mr W. Lynch, Lake Goldsmith, up to JC17/10/; useful farm sorts of air n. J. I'...
Reassuring. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Reassuring. It. was rather rough weather at sea, ami the captain was continually being asked if there were any danger by a certain nervous and l'ussy parson who was aboard. Getting tired oC it, at last lie led the parson to a speaking-tube connected with the stokehold. "Put your ear to that," said tho captain. Tho parson, oil doing so, heard a tremendous uproar going on below, accompanied by some terrible swear ing. "There," said tho captain, "do you think those men would swear like that if they thought that their last mo ment had come?" "To be sure they would not," said the parson, and went away satisfied; tout soon afterwards, getting nervous again, he rushed to the speaking-tuho and listened. "Ah," he said, much relieved, "thank Heaven they're still at it."
Avoiding Comparisons. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Avoiding Comparisons. "What is your objection to nic as a son-in-law? j\ly character is be yond reproach." "That's just it," 6ai(l Mr. Olsport. "You don't suppose I want to go through the rest of my life having ample!" j lu an asylum two worthies named | Saudie and Tam f rmcd a plan to make their escape. Sundie says to Tam:— "Bend doon and I'll get on your back and get on the tap o' the wall and haul you up." Sandie gets on the top of the wall and slides down the other side, say ing: "Tam, I think you'll 'be better to stay anither fortnicht, tor you're no near sane yet." A clever lawyer succeeded in win ning his client's case and getting the better of a rather bumptious barris ter. The latter couldn't conceal his chagrin, and, meeting his victorious j opponent in the smoke-room of the hotel at which they "were staying, he I remarked, lu a loud and spiteful tone: i "Sir, is there any case too dirty for | you, or any criminal so much dyed in crime that you won't defend?" I "No," said ...
District News. SCARSDALE. PRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Disirfcs Hews. SC.l RSDALE. PKESENTATION. At the invitation of the Scars;!aI'>flS branch, A.N.A., a representative gathering assembled at the Publics Library 0:1 Friday evening, the oc casion being the presentation of iw(v ex-president's certificates to Messrs T. H. Humble and .!i Sweeney rc-» spectivelj*, each of whom had re cently removed from the district* Mr R. Sweeney, who is now in tb® Creasy district, was unable to attend. Treasurer F. H. Yonng presided.*. An excellent spread was provided, by Host R. Louden. The chairman* in presenting the certificate to Mr T. H. Rumble, spoke of his many excellent qualities as a man anil citizen. In his new sphere of labor he wished Mr and M.vs Rumble antl family success and prosperity. Th© chairman's remarks were supported by Messrs O. Peuder, fl. C. Japp, TV H. Crosthwaite, H. B. Elsey, R» Louden, who spoke of the high es teem in which their guest W3S hehf„ and their regret at his departure Mr Humble, in reply, said how pleased he was t...
Couldn't Be Done. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
Couldn't Be Done. Alter preaching a serinon 01; the late of the -wicked, a clergyman met an old woman well known for tier gos siping propensities, and he eaid: "I hope my sermon lias borne fruit. You heard about the place where 1 said there shall 'he wailing and gnash ing of teeth?" "Well, as to that," answered the dame, "i£ I 'as anything to say, it be this: Let them gnash teeth as has 'em, I ain't." A young lady who was going to New Zealand to get married went to a city dressmaker for her trousseau. The dress maker suggested a warm one. The young lady asked why, seeing that the climate of New Zealand is a The dressmaker replied: "I assure you, madam, you are mis taken, for that is where the frozen meat comes from." Husband (furiously): Here's my best meerschaum pipe broken! How in the name of sense did it happen? Wife: I don't know, except that when I got up this morning I found your meerschaum pipe on the front door-mat and your shoes on the par lor mantelpiece. Husband (mildly):...
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER. The Eiffel Tower cliaugcs its dress every Ave or six years at a cost of from £2800 to £3200. The date is at hand when fifty painters will find occupation for three or four months in covering the 180,000 square yards of its surface with a new coat of paint. The shade has jet to be decided up on. The Eiffel Tower started twenty two years ago in orange, wore red in 1893, golden yellow in 189\ sua silver white on the summit and. chrome yel low at the base in 1907. Thert. are people who would'vote lor an invisible shade of khaki for the coming renew al. The tower is now used as a wire less telegraph station, as a post for an electric device to prevent hailstorms, and as a guid'ng mark for aviators. Mr. Upton Sinclair, the American author, was telling ij story of a game of poker in the WtlU West. A tender foot, looking oiv saw one of the play ers &lt;jea,l himself four aces from/the bottom of the rack. The tenderfoot whispered indignantly to another on l...
MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. Odessa May, a four-year-old girl o£ Aldridge, Texas, is fast recovering from a remarkable surgical operation performed on her by Dr. II. C. Lynch, of New Orleans, La. A wire nail was removed from the child's right lung after it had been embedded there for six weeks. The child was rushed fcy her parents to Beaumont, eighty-five miles south of Aldridge. After two unsuccessful operations, surgeons de clared nothing could save the child. Frantic in his efforts ta save her, Odessa's father rushed her to a hospi tal at New Orleans, where two opera tions were performed and the nail re moved within a 'week. Dr. Lynch in serted a rubber tube into the child's throat. The end was worked around while tho yhysician -watched through the X-ray, nnd -when the tubing was lixed directly over the head of tho wire nail a powerful magnet was placed over the other end ot the tubing and the nail was drawn put.
PERSEVERED IN VAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 11 April 1914
PERSEVERED IN VAIN. A short time ago there died in Berne, Switzerland, a remarkable stu dent, who, though lifty-seveu years old, had studied at the University of Berne tor thirty-seven years without having taken his medical degree. This student, Gottlieb Laederach, entered the University when the was twenty, lie studied ussiduously, but owing to a nervous temperament he could never pass an examination. When put to the tests he became so embarrassed that i he failed. Having an independent in come, however, and being gifted with unusual tenacity of purpose, he deter mined to gain his degree if it took a lifetime. When he went up for his hundredth trial he fell dead in the ex amination-room from heart disease.