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Let It Go at That. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Let It Go at That. I A lady who is a district visitor be came much interested in a very poor, but apparently respectable, Irish fam ily named Currari, living on the:top floor of a great building in a slum dis trict of her parish. Every time she visited the Curjrans the was annoyed by the staring-'and whispering of. the other women livings in the building. One day she said to Mrs. Curran: "Your neighbors seem very curious to know who and what I am, and the nature of my business with you." '"They do," acquiesced Mrs. Currah. ' "Do they ask you about it?" "Indade (hey do. ma'am." "And do you iell them?" i "Faith, then, 1 do not.". ■ , "What do you l.ell Uieiir" - "Oo just tell them," was the calm reply, "that you are 111c dressmaker, an' let it go, at that..", .
MAKING THE BISHOP LAUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
MAKING THE BISHOP LAUGH. . Probably., one of the prettiest com pliments ever paid to the fair sex was that contained in the answer made by Dr. Potter, Bishop of New York, who was once asketl by a lady why, in the many pictures and studies of angels exhibited, the angels were always de picted either "as women or as young men without beards or moustaches. "Everyone knows," replied the Bishop, "that women naturally inherit the Kingdom of Heaven,- but men only get in by a very close shave." This story is related by the Rev. T. Selbv Henrcy, \icar of St. George (Brentford), whose little volume, en titled "Attic Salt," provides many an illustration of the lact that wit and appreciation of humor are not the least prominent characteristics of lead' ing divines. He tells a story of tfie' late Dr. Creighton, who once received a book from a second-rate author, to whom he replied by post, "I thank you very much for forwarding to me your book, and I promise you faithfully that I will not lose an...
Coalville. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Coalville. The fourth anniversary of the Coalville Tent, 1.0 R , was celebrated on Sunday and ' Monday, 2Gth and 27th April. On the fcunday afternoon, Bro. Lydiate, D. D.R.,of Newport, preached in the Methodist Church, Coalville, to a large congregation, taking for his text the wordB, Come over and help ue," and in the evening took tho service at the Methodist Church, Narracan, there also being a large audience present. On the Mondaj' evening, a concert and coffee supper was held, at which Bro. Lydiate gave an address entitled " Our Coming Oppor tunity," referring at some length to the local option poll to be taken in 1917, pointing out that the fight had already begun and that the ' liquor party were using every effort to defeat it. Bro. Lydiate, during his address, related many telling stories which fitted in ver}' nicely with his subject, and at the conclusion was accorded a very hearty round of applause. There was a very good attendance, notwith standing the unfavorable weather,...
Narracan. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Narracan. A public meeting was held on Thursday evening, in the Public Hall, for the purpose of forming a Musical Society, when there was a very good attendance of ladies and gents—considering the unfavorable weather. Miss Grace Meril was also present. Cr McGregor was voted to the chair, and in liis opening remarks referred to the large amount of good the formation of such a society would do, especially conducted by a lad}' of such professional ability as Miss Meril possesses. It was unanimously decided that a society be formed, to be called the " Narracan Musical Society." 'i he subscription for the iirst quartet' was fixed at os for gentlemen, and 3s for ladies. It was also decided to admit honorary members at a fee of 5s per annum. The proceedings throughout were of a most enthusiastic character, and Miss Meril gave some very useful information concerning matters connected with the work of similar societies which she conducts. 'J h& following are the office-bearers :—Pres...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Many a Sleepless Night.— '•Nothing gives me more pleasure than to recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to all of my customers," says Mrs Alice Morrison, cr. of Carr and Fiizgerald Sireets, Perth, W. A. " My children were subject to bad colds, with difficult breathing, and I had many a sleepless night with them, till I tried Chamberlain's Congh Remedy. Now I would not be without a bottle for any money. If my children get a slight cold, I give them a dose and the cold is no mure." Sold by all storekeepers and chemists.* A party of local' anglers visited Billy's. Creek on Saturday last, and returned with a good haul, tbe fish (put up in one parcel), weighing 60lbs. Used It in India.—" During 13 years I.lived in ludia, I used nothing but Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for coughs, colds, bronchitis and sore throats,says Mr Archibald 0. Macafier, care of Roberts and Sons, Engineers,. Bendigo, Vic. " I have given if, with, great success, to hundreds of natives, both Hindu and Mahommedan, and i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Laugh, and the world laughs with you, I Sneeze, and your friends all groan, For this old earth has need of your mirth, It has colds and coughs "of its own. Cough, and you spread the coughing, Kill it with process sure ; Laugh—you shall laugh with pleasure If you take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. '
MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE. Motions Carried. There were some interesting discussions, and the following resolutions were agreed to: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE. Motions Carried. There were some interesting discussions, and the following resolutions were agreed to: — Kennedy, Von Horn—That in the opinion of this association it is essential, for the effectual settlement of Crown and other lands in Gippsland, that a Commissioner should be appointed to devote his whole time to settling the unsettled land of the Province, and advising in the purchase of laud for closer settlement. Such ofiicer to advise the Government as to roads, railways, forestry, and treatment of land, ami other matters for the better development of Gipps land. Whittakers, Pentland— That in the opinion of this association it is desirable that the Latrohe and other rivers should be snagged, in order to minimise the damage now actually sustained by floods, and that the Government be urged to take steps to wards that end. Nixon, I-Iutton —That in the opinion of this association the provisions of the Rail ways Land Acquisition Acts, requiring local authorit...
Wasted Energy. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
!' • i 'Wasted Enerqy. i' The excited individual entered the J crowded room whilst, the meeting was in progress, and, having cleared his j throat, he took out a bundle of notes, I and commenced to address the meet ! ing. . ■' : The chairman made repeated ef forts to interrupt .- the speaker; but he refused to be called to order. The oration lasted close upon - an hour, and when he had resumed his seat the chairman managed to gain a hearing. . v "Have you qujte done, sir?" lie asked. "Yes—quite; but I defy you to deny the truth of my statements," he re torted. "I have no wish to, sir," said the chairman. "The gas company, the management of which you complain, is holding its annual meeting in the next room. . This is- the .Vegetarian Society!"
DISTRICT NEWS. Moondarra. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. (From Our Own Correspondents). Moondarra. The lateness of the autumn rains ha$ had a -very adverse effect on grass^ Around Erica (Harris) feed is not nearly so good as at this time last year, and with' winter approaching, farmers are econo mising with regard to feed as much as possible. The big sawmill belonging to Mr Nott is not working at full capacity, owing to the failure .of the Railway Department to supply trucks as required and take them away as soon as loaded; but the recent landslip, and consequent extra, work in clearing the line towards Wal halla, and putting in a deviation at Johns' Hill (near Harris), has militated against the working of the line to soma extent. Mr G. V. Morgan's mill, and Mr Murie's, are turning out a fair amount of timber each. ■ . , An old and very much respected resi- . dent of the Hills, Mr Richard McClelland,, died this week from pneumonia, which followed upon a severe cold. - His case is a very snd one, as he leaves a widow and you...
Already Equipped. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
Already Equipped. "Don't know whether it's new or not. I heard it at G said the man who had recently returned from that town. "There's a rich widow living just outside the place," he continued, "and after several elderly gentlemen had vainly endeavored to lure her into matrimony, a report gained circula tion that she was a regular man-hater. Finally a wealthy widower, carrying with him the evidence of good living and the heartiness that seeks con genial companship, visited the town, and was soon a caller upon the' in tractable widow. "After he thought sufficient adi vancement had been made to Justify a proposal he proceeded to feel his way. " 'Beautiful home you have here.' "Yes, I. enjoy it.' " 'Fine outlook, fine trees, very fine all round. But there is one thing lacking.' •"Yes.' " 'It is an Adamless Eden, don't you know. You are so good in everything else that I should think you would he glad to share these blessings with a husband.' '"Are you proposing, sir?' " 'In a tentative,...
SNAGGING LATROBE RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
SNAGGING LATROBE RIVER. At the municipal conference, on Wed nesday, Or Whittakers (Traralgon) moved— " Tliat in the opinion of this Associa tion it is desirable that the Latrobe River should be snagged in order to minimise the damage now annually sus tained by floods, and that the Govern ment be urged to take steps towards that end." It was, he said, a vexed question to a large and fertile portioD of Gippsland. It was no new or imaginary scheme on which they had seized all of a sudden. To a' large number of settlers on the banks of the Latrobe, no more important work could be undertaken. He did not say the Government should be asked to do the whole of the work without assist ance. The settlers wanted to help themselves as well as the municipalities to gain the ear of the Government, with a view of getting Government assist ance. At a conference of the muni cipalities held at Traralgon, it was unani-, mously agreed to ask the Government to send up an officer to report on three snaggi...
THE LOST LAKE OF GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
THE LOST LAKE OF GOLD. bomewliere in north-western Ari zona—the precise whereabouts is now a matter o£ conjecture—is a lake of gold formed by Nature. On Decem ber 13, 1858, a party of gold-seekers, twenty-two men in all, were prospect ing in north-western Arizona when they came upon a band of nomad Apaches, who had with them consid erable gold, in the shape of nuggets and dust. After many pressing ques tions as to where they had obtained it," a half-bred Mexican volunteered, to guide the white ipen to the spot for a consideration. He led them three hundred miles over a wild and desert country, to a spot near the head waters of the Gila river, where there were three mountain peaks in the form of a triangle. Here was a dried-up lake, the ancient bed a jumble of nuggets and gold-dust. The prospectors shov elled £40,000 worth into sacks, and twelve of them set out with it to Fort Yuma. They never reached Yuma, however, for they were am bushed and killed by Apaches in a defile since know...
WHISTLES AT HIS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
" WHISTLES AT HIS WORK, "My boy," said Uncle Hiram, "don't, lor pity's sake, look glum, Au' don't set tight your lips as if they speechless were, an' numb, When some hard tasK's betore you, i.or, though laboring like a 'lurk, The happiest leiiow's ne who sings or wnisties at his work. A lesson irom the buzz-saw learn, that rings with honest glee, While into lumber it converts the trunK of stoutest tree, That hums a low-toned melody when easiest's its lot, An' always sings the loudest when it strikes the hardest knot. "To make ot every task a joy you'll find's an art worth while; The" hardest problems of ,tne world are solved by those who smile.' Abe JL/incoln, when anairs ot state perplexed him, deigned to chair, Well knowing fogs would lift before the sunsinne of a laugh. He joked when those aoout him stood in 'woe and gloom profound, Yet 'twas his la'ughter-wnnkied brow that fame unuying crowned. He smiled, or likely chuckled, through each, problem's softest spot, But shook with h...
The Same Line. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
The Same Line. Several "commercials" were seated in a railway carriage, when the door opened and an elderly wo.man enter ed, whose appearance denoted that she was a native of the Emerald Isle. One of the party, who posed as a wag, at once began to extract amuse ment from her by asking a number of ridiculous questions, to which she j replied good humoredly, and at last exclaimed: ' "Now, sorr, I've given you a good dale ov me history, may I take the liberty av axin what ye are yersilf? What ye do for a livin' loike?" "Certainly, ma'am, certainly," was the ready reply, "I'm a traveller in the hard and soft goods line." "Indade, now," said Biddy, "that's yuare, my ould man's a traveller, too." "Indeed, ma'am," was the surprised • rejoinder. "What line is he in, pray?" j "Just the same as yersilf, sorr, the hard and soft goods loine—he thravels [ up a ladder wid bricks an' inortar." The inquisitive bagman did not press fqr further information.
The Limit. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 6 May 1914
The Limit. Mary Jane's master is a slightly ec centric bachelor. JHe has one most irritating habit. Instead o£ telling her what he wants done by word of mouth he leaves on his desk, or oil the kitchen table, or anywhere else where she is likely to see it, a note curtly directing her to "Dust the din ing-room," or "Turn out my ■ cup board," and so on. The other day he bought some note paper, with the usual die-sunk ad dress imprinted upon it, from the sta tioner, and ordered it to be sent home. Mary Jane took it in, and the first thing that caught her eye was a note attached to the package. She read it open-eyed. "Well," she said, "he's asked me to do a few things in his blessed notes, but this is the limit. I won't stand it no longer!" For the note read: "Die Inside This Package."
FOR ROSIE'S SAKE [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 13 May 1914
FOR ROSIE'S SAKE By Janet Carter. Suow, heavy, driving snow, covered England beneath its spotless mantle from the Tweed to the Fal. In Scot laud the railway service was disorgan ised. In the Midlands drifts had clos ed down many a branch line. On the Great Southern system it threatened to be the same. Not lor years had there been so continuous a fall as the one which now roared across the lit tle country junction of Crayworth. "It's going to be a queer night, Joe," muttered the driver of the great en- , gine, side-tracked on a siding. "The | snow is on a level with the rails all . along the line.. What's the betting we shall be hung up before we reach I Hartlingford?" i The fireman laughed as, swinging | open the furnace-door, he swept a shovel-load of coal over the blazing , maw of the fire-box. "Pretty enough in. pictures. Bad in real life. Well, there's one thiilg, Tom. It is that if we do have to spend some time in a drift, we shall have the managing director of the line for com...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 13 May 1914
Many a Slekfless Night.— " Nothing gives me more pleasure than to recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to all of my customers," say9 Mrs Alice Morrison, cr. of Carr and Fitzgerald Streets, Perth, W. A. " My children were subject to bad colds, with difficult breathing, and I had many a sleepless night with them, till I tried Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Now I would not .be without a bottle for any money. If my children get a slight cold, I give them a dose and the cold ia no more." Sold by all storekeepers and chemists.* The local representative (Mr A. Satige) for Messrs McPhail Bros, and Co. intimates by advertisement that he will send a truck of pigs to Melbourne on Tuesday, 26th May. A Grcoer's Recommendation.— " For the past twenty years," writes Mr R. Harrison, Grocer, Parramatta Rd, and Catherine St., Leichhardt, N.S.W., " I have been a sufferer from Diarrhoea, and although I have tried various pre scriptions have found nothing relieve me like Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea R...
LADS FOR FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 13 May 1914
LADS FOR FARMS. By the S.S. "Indrapura," which is expected to reach Melbourne on the 27th May, another party of 500 lads who will be available for work on farms or stations (or in other suitable country employment) are coming to Victoria from Great Britain, and farm ers desirous of obtaining their services are requested to make early applica tion to the Immigration and Labor Bureau, 555 Flinders Street,Melbourne. Over 400 of these lads arrived during the month of April, and their services were quickly availed of by farmers, many of whom have since communi cated with the Immigration Depart ment, expressing satisfaction with .the lads. Extracts from about 50 letter# , from farmers, received at the Immigra tion Bureau in the course of two or three days, have been forwarded to this office, and they afford very clear indication that on the whole the lads are proving to be of a very desirable , stamp. Their ageB run from 16 to 20 years, and, though mostly without experience in farm work, ...
SPORTS AND CONCERT AT HILL END. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 13 May 1914
SPORTS AND CONCERT AT HILL END. [From... a Correspondent]. The sports meeting held recently (in aid of St. James' Church) was very successful, although the attendance was rather small—owing to counter at tractions. The management appreciate the willingness with which several ^persons came forward to assist in bringing the day's proceedings to a successful issue. Results :— Sheffield Handicap,—E. Pan] 1, W. Webb 2 •Standing Chop—A. Burgess 1, A. Blair 2. Ten entries. Underhand Chop.—First Heat: J. Gnlley 1, A. Burgess 2. Second Heat. W. Paul 1, H. Dogral 2. Final: H. Dogral 1, T. Gulley 2. Thirteen entries. Throwing at Wicket.—Miss Rosie Moore 1, W. Paul 2. 38 entries. Ladies' Bicycle Race.—Miss R. Moore 1, Miss M. Webb 2. Young Ladies' Race.—Miss G. Qitchins 1, Misa M. Webb 2. ... Ladies' Nail-driving Competition.—MissM. Gulley 1, Mrs A. Fechner 2. Ladies' Bicycle Race (handicap).—Miss M. Gulley 1, Miss M. Webb 2, Miss G. Hitchins 3. . A concert was held in the Mechanics' Hall at ni...