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THE "IFS" OF LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
THE "IFS" OF LIFE. If it were-if it might be-if it could be-if it had been. One portion of mankind go through life always re gretting, always whining, always im agining. As it is-this is the way in which the other class of people look at the conditions in which they find themselves. I venture to say that if one should count the "it's" and the "ases" in the conversation of hi's ac quaintances, he would find the more able and important persons among them-statesmen, generals, men of business-among the "ases," and the majority of conspicuous failures among the "ifs." The quality which you put into your work will determine the quality of your life. The habit of insisting upon the best of which you are capable, of always demanding of yourself the highest, never accepting the lowest or second best, no matter how email your remuneration, will make all the difference to you between failure and success. ' Dedude: That man called me a liar, a cad, a scoundrel and a puppy. Would you advise me t...
JIM SANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS GIFT. (All Rights Reserved.) [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
JIM SANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS GIFT. By AMY USTEK. (All Rights Reserved.) It was a brisk, crisp morning the ' first week in October. Holly Sander-; eon stood at the gate o£ the little villa waving her dainty handkerchief ; in a long good-bye to her husband as he turned the corner towards the eta- | tion. Every morning during the two years she had been married Molly ' had done this, and Jim Sanderson, as j he wended lii9 solitary way and en- ; tered the waiting train which always took him to the City, reflected on the J .happiness that had come to him since , he had captured tire heart of the beautiful girl who daily watched his retreating figure and longed for hie return. But this morning both hearts were tpecially joyous, for it was the second anniversary or their weddlna day-that day of supreme delight when these two had taken each other for better or for worse "until death us do part." Jim Sanderson was a managing clerk in a great paper warehouse iu Upper Thames-street, with a salary ...
A RUSH FOR "CHEAP SILK." [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
A RUSH FOB "CHEAP SILK.' Detectives have arrested a man in Sydney named- Ewin Percy Liddlo ou a charge of conspiring to defraud. Ho was remanded to-day until 16tb January, Liddls ia a recont arrival in the State. Advertisements liaTe been nppoiring in many coantry newapapfrs in olht>r States, the newspapers in New South Wales beina; a-roided, fffeving ten yards of good washable silk on behalf of tho Ceylon Silk Com pany, Piit-«treet, Sydney, for 2/0. the offer to bo opan only to l ith January The detectives saw one of the advertise ments and visited tbo addreea. They thero found Liddle in a room with a number of country newspapers and : about 300 letters containing postal notes, bat they coold sse no silk. They then Tisited L'ddle's residencp, and found a woman sealed on the door of a bedroom opening letters on the bed. In tha room were piles of postal note*, in all about 2000. A aam of £'210 in cash was Found hidden in the bedding. Inquiries were made at the post office, and the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
S0R03H3 HAIR TONIC, j This preparation is uusurpaaso'd aa a hair food and daudruif preventative. A little sprinkled on the head night and morning, and gontly maauaged into tho Boalp, rendora baldneBB impossible, Sorosea Hair Tonio will absolutely grow hair, and provenfc it from fulling out. It iinparta a boautiful glosuy uhoeu, and brings out all tho natural brightness of tho hair. 1'rico Ua Od, Ob tainable e-t P. 0. rhillipu' lranoy Goodu Store, Tuugomah, PUBLIC NOTICES T«lfes& asd Distsiot S»l«&oaia& Ssoiety. FIL'Til GUAM' ANNUAL SPORTS. To bo held on Yarraironga Slioirgrouada and liaccooureo ou Weducsday, January 28, 1914. 1PLKND1D PROGRAMME, ihcludiug J Dancing Events, Pedeatiiun aud Athletic Evonts (iuuluding 2'ug-oMVar), Horso Racea and Military Events, UKAND CONCEKT AX KIOHI by Motropolitau Artists, SPECIAL TRAIN ENGAGED,. J. WALKElt, Secrotary. TUNCJAMAH MECHANIC®' INSTITUTE. THE Ordinary Meeting of the Trustees of (ho above will take place on Tuesday...
HIS FATHER'S SON. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
WIS FATHER'S SON". 'The boy will be the death cm me f-omc day !" declared the head of the family. "I am sure I don't know where he gets all his impudence and seif-assiirance-surely not from me. He returned home from school the othjr day to spend the holidays, us I supposed, and. entering my o.iicc. lie threw his hat on the lloor, select ed an easy-chair, put his feet on my desk, lit a cigarette, inhaled a few putts,. and then, turning languidly to me. ho drawled : " 'I say, dad, do you remember the time you were expelled from school?' "I did. There was no use denying it, for one day, in a burst of cou lidense, X had told him of my esca pades as a boy, and lived to regret that I had been so indiscreet. " 'Well,' said he, .. history has re peated itself.' 1' 'What do you mean, you young rascal ?' I roared. 'Oh !' said he, easily. ' I've been expelled, too. Astonishing, isn't it, dad, how such things will run in a family V "
QUEER THINGS TO EAT. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
QUEER THINGS TO EAT. ?eSiV 4 Grasshoppers have been eaten from the earliest times. The Scriptures offer abundant evidence of this, and the law of Moses is) very plain in deed in its permission' to the people of Israel to eat "the locust after his kind, the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kinil, and the grasshopper after his kind." There were two ways of preparing grasshoppers to be eaten. They were either crushed in wine an&lt;l eaten with out cooking, or else their wings were plucked oil, and they were boil ed dn salt water and then dried in the sun, when they were ready to be eaten. Ants are eatcu in Africa. Junker relates that the chief of a tribe on the Mesharcb River, in the Soudan, sent liim twenty baskets of ants for pro visions on his journey. They are pounded into a sort of paste, which lis said to taste like liver. Moths and butterflies have often been eaten, and the Romans used beetles as food. The Brazilians are said greatly to esteem a bug t...
A TENNYSON STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
A TENNYSON STORY. * Mr. Ooulson Kernabart tells, on the authority of the late Mr. Ed ward Wliymper, in the Juns "Strand," a story of Tennyson which may or may not, says the "Westminster Ga zette," have already got into print. At a garden party u rather gushing young girl went up to the hostess and said : "Oh, is that really, as I'm told, Lord Tennyson sitting there by himself smoking on that rustic seat?"i '"Yes, my dear, that is he," was the reply. "Oh, I should so like to meet him. Do .introduce me," said the girl. "My dear, Lord Tennyson hates to be bothered by strangers," answered the hostess, "and one reason, perhaps, why he comes to see me is that h« | knows I never exploit him iu that way." i "'Oh, but I should love to be able to say I've met him," persisted tho other. "Well, say you have met him and leave it ? at that," was the answer. J The gill, however, would take no rc ! fusal. "Lord Tennyson," said the hostess, when the two had walked together to the seat' where the Lau...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. I 'A Swiss residing at Siantar, in the Island of Sumatra, has written home an account of the capture - and trans portation of a young wild elephant in a motor-car by a re.-ident of the to.vn. The elephant. v.'hi; li was well roped, was driven to the nearest path in the forest, and with great difficulty, ths motor-car arrived at the spot, a ];ind of platform replacing the lo:!y. 11)2 ilephant was induced to mount the platform, and was strongly se cured to it. Ths trip to Siantar started, but difficulties at once arose, bccausc tlio elephant, v. hose trunk was free, used Ills probcs.is to examine in turn tbe chauffeur, the scats in front, the ma chinery, and finally tin guiding wheel,' his last manoeuvre marly ispscttin^c the car, which was brought to a stop as the journey was becoming danger ous. The elephant's tri:n'r was then strapped to his hoily, and the car ar vi cd at Siantar without further in fid-.nt. This is probably the first time that a wild elephant has ...
CAPTAIN GRANFORD'S CHRISTMAS. All Rights Reserved. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
CAPTAIN GRANFOKD'S CHBISTMAS. By E. NEWTON BUNGEY. All Rights Reserved. Dick, old chap, it's in your power to do me no end of a favor," said Captain Winter, of the 416th Buffe. The two officers were standing on (lie deck of a troopship which was on ner way home from India, bringing the JlGth Buffs on board. 111 do anything I can for you, Harry," replied Captain Dick Cran ford. The two officers were both young and good looking, and they had both .distinguished themselves in India. Now Captain Winter began to put 'nis request before his chum, and, in short, it was as follows: Captain Winter had accepted an in> vitation to spend Christmas at his uncle's home in the country. He had not seen this uncle, whose name was W ayneford, for many years, though as a boy and a young man he had ! spent many a holiday there. Xow ho wanted very much to spend Christmas elsewhere, but he did not wish to offend his uncle, so he asked Dick Cranford to go in his place. "\ou re very much like me in ap p...
As Usual. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
As Usual. ' A young preacher, who is much dis ' liked by his congregation for his fool ishness and conceit, considered him self greatly persecuted, and meeting an old German friend of his in the street one day, began to tell his woes. "And the churchwarden actually called me a perfect ass," he conclud ed, "and my cloth prevents me from resenting insults, but 1 think I should refer to it in the pulpit next Sunday. What would you advise?" i "Mein friendt," said 'the old Ger j man, with a twinkle in his eye, "I I know not; but I tink dat all you can j do will pe just to 'bray' for them as usual." A couple of children stood watching a fractious horse snort its disapproval of an approaching motor-car. "What mulces a horse do that when he sees a motor-car?" asked one. The other replied: "It is this way. Horses is used to see other horses pull carts, and they don't know what to think of carts going along without a horse. If you saw a pair of trou sers walking down the street without a man ...
ST JAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
ST JAMES. There was a large attendance at Mr J. Kelly's residence on Saturday last to bid him good-bye. Mr Kelly has been ganger on the St James " length " for a number of years, and during that time made himself very popular and good to the men under his charge. During the evening several songs and recitations were rendered, and Mr Kelly was presented with a handsome smokers' outfit. The gather- ing broke up about midnight, after a pleasant evening had been spent. Mr Kelly, who is retiring, intends to re- side at Ararat. Mr Fieldsend, hairdresser, of Benalla, intends opening a branch establish- ment in St. James. The Lake Rowan Tennis Club have challenged the local club, which has been accepted, and the match will take place at Lake Rowan on Saturday next.
OBITUARY. MR OSCAR MISSEN. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
OBITUARY. OSCAR MISSEN. Quite a gloom was cast over Tunga- mah on New Year's Eve when the sad news was circulated of the death of Mr Oscar Missan, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Missen, of Beeac, near Colac. For the past 15 months deceased had filled the position of accountant in the Tungamah branch of the National Bank, and by reason of his most obliging and unassuming manner had made himself very popular in Tungamah. On Xmas Eve the late Mr Missen was assisting in making preparations for a fishing ex- cursion to the Murray, when he was attacked with a sudden illness. Dr Katz was called in, and diagnosed the ailment as a septic throat. The malady rapidly developed, and it was found necessary to obtain the services of a trained nurse. The parents of the patient were also sent for, who duly arrived and helped to nurse their son. However, despite the best of attention, hemorrhage set in, and the end came as stated above. The late Mr Missen was an enthusiastic tennis player and footballer...
MR. J. J. STEPHENS. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
MR. J. J. STEPHENS. The death occurred in Tungamah on Sunday evening of Mr Joseph James Stephens, father of Mrs G. Edgell. The late Mr Stephens recently came to Tungamah to spend Xmas with his daughter and son in-law, but a few day after his arrival he con- tracted a cold, which turned to pneumonia. Notwithstanding skilled medical attendance and careful nursing the patient passed away on Sunday evening. Deceased, who was 67 years of age, resided in the Numurkah district, for upwards of 30 years, where he was highly respected. Much sym- pathy was extended to Mr and Mrs Edgell in their sad bereavement. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Tuesday, the remains being interred in the Tungamah cemetery. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Clifton Brown, whilst Messrs Farr Bros. had charge of the mortuary arrangements.
MR. ARTHUR NEWTON. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
MR. ARTHUR NEWTON. We regret having to record the death of another of the old pioneers of the district in the person of Mr Arthur Newton, which occurred at Yarrawouga on Friday last. Deceased, who was 71 years of age, was one of the earliest settlers in the Wilby district, where he followed farming pursuits. Some years ago he disposed of his farm and settled down in Yarrawonga. The funeral took place on Saturday, the remains being in- terred in the Yarrawonga cemetery. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. H. D. Ford. Mr and Mrs May, of Tungamah, suffered a sad bereavement on Sunday, 28th December, by the death of their infant son, Arnold, aged 2 years and 6 months. The little fellow had only been ailing for a few days, his illness being diagnosed as infantile paralysis. Much sympathy was extended to the bereaved parents, as they have had more than an ordinary share of trouble lately. The remains were interred in the local cemetery on Monday, 29th ult., the burial service bei...
DUNBULBALANE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
DUNBULBALANE. Whilst on a visit to the district, Mrs Guymer senr., who resides at Shep- parton, met with a severe accident at her son's residence. When driving through a gateway the horse shied, causing the buggy to collide with a post, and Mrs Guymer was thrown heavily to the ground, the wheels passing over her body. She was hurriedly conveyed to Shepparton, and was attended by Dr Cook, who found that, besides being badly bruised, two ribs were broken. Mrs Guymer was removed to Dr Cook's private hospital, where she remained for several days in a precarious condition. The latest re- port is that she is making a splendid recovery. Although a mild summer, the past year ended in a record for heat and wind. On Monday, Dec. 29th, the &nbsp; temperature was 102. The following day a violent wind storm, accompanyed &nbsp; by rain and hail, swept the district, unroofing several houses and uprooting a quantity of timber. 40 points of rain fell. Further south the wind blew a hu...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
DEATH. MISSEN.— On the 31st December 1913, at Tungamah, Oscar, dearly beloved eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Missen, Violet Bank, Beeac. Aged 23 years 9 months, Bereavement Notice. MR. and MRS F. MISSEN, of Violet Bank, Beeac, take this opportunity &nbsp; of tendering their sincere Thanks for the many kindnesses shown to their late son during his recent illness, also for help and sympathy in their bereavement. Bereavement Notice. MR and MRS W. MA Y, of Tungamah, desire to Thank their many friends &nbsp; for kind expressions of sympathy, floral tributes, &c., in connection with their recent sad bereavement.
DISTRICT NEWS. DEVENISH. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS). DEVENISH. The quarterly meeting of the Tun- gamah Methodist Circuit took place at the parsonage on Wednesday of last week, when there were present : — Rev E. C. Perkins (in the chair), Messrs R. B. Amery, J. Hooper, R. Lidgerwood, J.S. Hill. W. H. Phillips Nicholas, and W. J. Davis (circuit steward). Prior to the commencement of business a hearty vote of welcome was accorded Mr W. H. Phillips, who was paying a brief visit to the district after an absence of 12 months. The chairman announced that there had been several removals from the circuit during the quarter. The balance-sheet, showing a slight debit balance, was received and adopted on the motion of Messrs Lidgerwood and Hill. The Tungamah church applied for a special collection during the current quarter towards cost of installing acetylene gas in the church, and this was unanimously agreed to. Very favorable reports were received regarding the various Sunday schools throughout the cir...
KATAMATITE. [Newspaper Article] — Tungamah and Lake Rowan Express and St. James Gazette — 8 January 1914
KATAM ATITE, A pleasant evening was given by Mr and Mrs Devenish and family on New Year's Eve in the way of a garden concert in aid of one of the children's charitable institutions. The evening being calm and cool the Chinese lanterns and acetylene gas lights made the lawn and the shrubs look quite gay. An interesting pro- gramme of musical items, recitations, etc., was provided, and each of the items were well received. This was certainly a unique way of assisting the sweet cause of charity, and one which deserves to be generally adopted. The programme was as follows :— Over- ture, Miss Foristal ; song, Master James Gouldson ; song, Mrs Roberts ; reci- tation, Mr Syd Devenish : song, Mr Osborne ; song, Miss Cheetham ; song; Miss E Charles ; quartette, Glee Party ; club swinging, Misses Roberts and Nunn ; recitition, Miss Nellie M'Cabe ; song, Mr Osborne ; song, Miss Allert ; song, Miss Cheetham ; song, Miss E. Charles ; duett, Messrs Osborne and Devenish; recitation, Mr S. Devenish...