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FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 30 May 1913
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES This is the story of Jim Smith.. It's true even, if that name isn't very con vincing. Two years ago Smith was forty years old, and acted lilte a pat riarch with a boil between his shoul ders. The stenographers in the of fice in which lie was chief clerk used to pray every night for Smith's death. They always had tears in, their eyes as they jabbed the last hairpin ill. From two o'clock on each day his lan guage would raise a blister on 11 steam boiler. His boss told him to consult a doctor. He said Smith was not lit to die. Smith saw a specialist, and the specialist wanted to kiss him. "You have the most beautiful compli cation of troubles I have ever seen," said he. "It is marvellous—marvel lous. I regret that my opportunity to study you will be shortened by your death, which will occur in about two months. However, we may learn something from the autopsy." Smith's language failed him. That day. he re signed his clerkship, drew the 4000 dollars he had saved at ...
Little Brother Speaks. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 30 May 1913
Little Brother Speaks. Florence, who was an ardent ad mirer of her own vocal qualities, had bnen selected to Bing a solo at a church entertainment. The following morning at the break fast table ishe ro.narlied to her young brother. : "Well, I never thought my voice would fill that largo hall." "Neither did 1," answered her bro ther unfeelingly, "I thougnt it would empty It." Housewives are asking motliB what they camphor. It you thinlc a woman cannot koe;> a secret, ask her her age.
Oaklands. EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 30 May 1913
EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATION. When the question of celebrating Em- pire Day at Oaklands was mooted it was decided invite the adjoining schools, •i.e., Overton, Back Paddock, Momalong, and Nowrannie to join in a combined demonstration. The teachers and parents entered heartily into the movement and ' the result was a gathering far eclipsing anything hitherto held in the district both in numbers and enthusiasm and will &nbsp; mark a red letter day in the school and public life of the district. Several meetings were hold and Sports, Catering, and Social Committees were &nbsp; appointed and Mr Gray, head teacher, accepted the onerous position of secretary assisted by Miss Middlemiss, Messrs Ivery, Gordon and Sanderson, the teachers of the various schools. The children, to the number of about 200, assembled at Oaklands school ground, and in the presence of a large number of parents and friends, suluted the fl'S* after wh^ch-Mr Gt'iy called i*n Mr Tie thowan, the chairman of the...
Rejected Stallions. RIGHT OF APPEAL PROVIDED. PRESENT REGULATIONS EXPALINED. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
Rejected. Stallions,.^; KiUl-lLV 01.'. ArPJSAU:: 'i'liOVIDJSD.' iJK UibKiNT .V-ttJSUULA.TIONS, £Xn' •; The •' 13aily/Mpgraph"! published thev; loliuwijif. ou I-may last, wlii'tb is held.. in ■ b\, an ausfrer to ilio request of iho ! .iimern iti d Settlers. 'A-jsuciation • and- tli-j WnstvV-Hoi'K6;I)t\''i;li!;s' asso i .iiioii lor Llifr cstub'iilnui lit o£ the i.s,ut ol apij.a, a^amst l!ie dbcisuns of Government^ veterinary- surgeons who reluse' cerLilicales di: youndness toi ^staUions;:without even'air explana tion .or'thda*.-reasons:-^-1 " • -iho, .wifefeu 'oraficlr of' tlie iftmnersv and&lt;£>eUiertV Association have iorwar JUetT.u^liomuff, ot ;inoUoii- lor :lie:Tannual i-uiueienceln ia\or of ceicain alleia iicvlb. ill:.tho^ regulations dealingv\vitii • appeals agamst tlie^dcusiou ol tlie bp.y.ti-ninent; veterinary ,i surgeon^ .-in rejection; staiiious}&lt;suDmitted iioiv in •bpeouou ioiu certiiieation.^'Hio^ iVVagga -members ; askv tortile;,Tight of.: appeal on...
GROWING OYSTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
GROWING. OYSTERS.: The results of experimental oyster culture in Port Phillip Bay•-formed the subject of a report from tlie game and fisheries branch ;. to. the Chief Secre tary. The report states ,that the sec ond year's tests in connection .with, experiments in oyster;,culture in the Bay have just been completed;. Last year £100 was v&ted'for the-purpose of the-work,-wh.i'cii was'done in April and May last. Towards the end t of the year, before preparations for this year's experiments were made, steps wore taken to' test the results. Sev eral specimens of oysters were taken up, and their size and condition were suc-h as to wan-ant a further year's trial. One hundred and-sixty bags of Western,Port'Phillip Oysters, totalling about 116,000 of the- shellfish,; were put down off 'St. Kilda and Brighton, and some of these are shortly to be examined to test the suitability of the place for oyster culture. If the ef forts of the department to establish, commercial oyster in Port P...
sGERNERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
CENEEAENEWS. Captain Mary Booth, a daughter of | ' the-Commander-in-Chief of the Salva tion Army, had a remarkable ndvej ture with a burglar who broke into her house at Clapham (England). Whenshe discovered the man in her' bedroom she, instead of calling in the police, tallied very seriously to him about his wickedness. Learning from hi'm that lie had been driven to crime by hunger, she took him to the kit chen, and gave him a good meal. They afterwards knelt down and prayed to gether. Captain Booth then saw t h ° man off-the premises, promising be fore lie, left that she would be a friend to him it he made up his mind to lead a better life. • • • . A middle-aged woman was charged at the North -Melbourne Court wl'h , loitering suspiciously. The. evidence was- .that she loitered, in St. .Michael's Church, drank the holy water/ picked Up. a.; prayer boob; and took half her clothes oft in the confessional box. The woman - denied felonious intent,: and was cautioned and discharged; • - ...
VARYING QUANTITIES OF WATER [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
VARYING. QUANTITIES ®F WATER Some .Further Influences on Plants.* Tho: effect of the applicationi of 'tllf-* ■terqnt quantities, of water:-at-'different! stakes: m- the plant's gro\vtli is a'prolK Jem of considerable interest to • the irrigation .fanner.- .The work ...of!;',the'; Utah-Agricultural College (U.S.A'.); • to wmch ,'«o- .referred • m; -. previous ;"this:pqiat, ;aui' some gen oral' principles .can be gathered-from,-the: -bulletin* -which .ihay be .of -.assistance,, though*, the conditions . differ .so widely, from :'our!;.ttiat.,'tH^^^ ■ water fippliecl - atroi pfv-littie'-assistance. ; it':' ttatfs p^j^oysj^.D^i^?'obS^e'a- ttia t ■ the,-crop ';prqtife^ 'i\n:'early Vpe'riod'Sti^-tlife'plant'sf^p wtix.' •is 'imuchv.less \$hmii atf:later]fp'eripds?. : :U'liis ;is\ particularly 'tlie/caso ;\ylieii^ the ..cntculati'oiis/^ for ;lu -its '.early'.. life tho-plant i.is 'riot. :so ■■ luily developed and - the '.amount olvgrawth :un'd«r-y equally favourable conditions; is, therefor...
DIVISION OF LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
DIVISION OF LABOR. Y/hether for necessity or from choice, women are encroaching on many of the fields of labor, formerly exclusively occupied by men. Men, on the contrary, show no disposition to wrest from women the domestic work, long regarded as woman's pe culiar and special allotment.. Women nowadays are ambitious to compete with the other sex, and believe that: their ability is quito equal to the tasks they set themselves to perform, whilst men usually are shamed if found doing what they contemptuous' ly speak of as "women'B work,". The following anecdote illustrates the fact:—"A man helping his wife to clear away the dinner things, re marked: 'I would help you to wipe the dishes, dear, but, you -know, it isn't men's work.' 'Oh, indeed,' said his wife, 'you are mistaken,! and she referred him to Book II. of Kings, xiii. The astonished husband,silently : picked up the cloth, and, in view of the precedent related, no longer de murred at the task before him." • ,r To women who pine...
A FARMER'S CREED. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
FARMER'S CREED. Tho following farmer's creed, for mulated nearly three-quarters voC v a century ago by Henry Ward Beecher, the famous patriotic and pulpit orator, and one of tho first editors of the "In diana Farmer," holds good to-day as; well as then:— , / i "Wo believe in small farms and^_ thorough cultivation. . . V*: "We believe that soil loves .to eat, as well as Its owner, and ought, thorp fore, to !bc liberally fed. . "We believe in largo c.rops whl-li leave the land hotter than they fouud it—making tho farmer and tho farm both glad at once. "Wo believe in going to the bottom of things and, therefore, In deep ploughing and enough of it. All the better with a subsoil plough. "We believe that every farm should own a good farmer. "We believe that the host fertiliser for any soil is a spirit of Industry, en terprise, and intelligence. Witihout theBe, lime and gypsum, hone and green manure, marl and guano, will bo of litle use. t "Wo helieve In good fences, good barns, good farm-...
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Services for the Month. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
y. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.'/£*1 Services for the Month. ' - r ;] ■ ■ isii Sunday—Boree Creoky: Hi,a.m. ;i llrana, 7.30 p.m. . " ■ Av/S&tuiday Evening—Coonong Station/.: v';-- Second Sunday—G Jreo, 2.30 p.m. j .Bimduro Station, 8 p.m. ,: ,:i . Third Sunday—Clear Hills, ■2 p;m';; 'Urana, 7.30 p.m. : •Fourth Sunday—Urana, 11 a.ni.;Uou' nd Swamp, 3 p.m. ■ '
CHAPTER XX Scaton in Command—The Fakir Again Active. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
CHAPTRR. W Scaton In Command—The Fakir Again Active. In the summer months o£ 1858 the Lilywhites rested in camp at Jun phore, the Sepoy. Mutiny, with its aw ful horrors, being all but suppressed. Driven from the great centres to the wJldB of the swamps, the rebels were easily crushed, and the war might be said to be over; at least, all dan ger was past, only a few troops being required to hunt out and punish the remnants of the now scattered rebels. " Seaton and Beveridge had complet ed their term of service, and both felt that they had seen enough of the war. After the horrors they had faced, Seaton declared that the very air of the country was polluted. The cool month of September was the time 10 go down country, and Seaton resolv ed to apply for his discharge. Not^oniy did he feel sick of fighting. Another reason also urged him to his decision to quit the army, and it was his love for Lily Clayton, coupled with a burning desire to solve the mystery of her disappearance. Through a...
CHAPTER XIX. Amulian's Return—The Curiosity of Rajah. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
CHAPTER XIX. Amulian's Return—The Curiosity of Rajah. Away in the valley on the further side from the mouth of the great pass, the Bursham army was drawn into line. The Rajah rode well out in front. It was a great sight, indeed, on that level plateau, about five miles in length, with an average breadth of one and a half. Near the centre o£ the plain stood five thousand sol diers, dressed in all the grandeur of Eastern military costume, the bright colors spangled with burnished sola and silver ornaments, glittering in the morning's sun, scattering rays of light of every color around, the foliage spotted with autumn brown, and the ripe fruit hanging tempting on every tree, in this, the garden and granary of Bursham. All around stood the mighty barrier of snow-capped moun tains. From an opening in the hillside in front, a gay cavalcado was deploying on to the level. It was the Rtanee Amulian, mounted on a white ele phant, which was fifty yards in front of the escort; she moved quickly ...
Oaklands Mail Services. ARRIVAL OF MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
Oaklands Mail Services. ; r &lt; i '..mi. —.-■■'-"■-.■•.■.'.Vv-.-i ..vi ARRIVAL OF MAILS.; ; Monday,—12.40 p.m. , from Sydney; • G.HO p m from Overtoil Settlers Tuesday.—12.40 .p,m , Sydney; 2.30 p.m:, Jerilderie; .midnight,': Corowa and Uayaddle. &lt;— .,... 1 \Vednosdav.-f83l a.my. Cuckelqedong; 12.40 p:m.,■ Sydney; '3 30 fp:m,, Bcrrigan . Thursday.-r2.45 a m , Berrigan; . 12 40j n.m:j " Sydney midnight,. "Corowasand Davsdale. . .. Friday —1240 p.m., ' Sydney;. 2:30 p.!; m„ Jerildcrio.' ■ ■ .> . > Sa(ar&lt;Iav.-v-8.30 'a.m i ; Cooketnodong;' 12.40 p.m.; Sydney; midnight,: Corowa. Tint Djjsdale. . >. . Sunday—3.30 p.m.- Berrigan. ■■;> v;; . -
CHAPTER XVIII. The Lilywhites In Action—Marsdens Treachery. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
CHAPTER XVIII. The Lllywhltes In Action—Marsden 3 . Treachery. As Seaton stood watching the de molition of the Nana's Temple at Bl thoor,' a human form passed out at the west gateway, and if Seaton could believe the evidence of his eyes, the fman was no other than Marsdan Gar roch. .Dressed In the meanest of na tive attire, he'quickly, passed out at •a swinging pace. As quickly Seaton Tyas after him, but short as the dis tance was, he, on clearing the arch way, could see no sign of the Fakir. ■' The place was perfectly open, not ■ even' a tree to conceal anyone; yet, i strange as it was, no one was visible. Seaton stood gazing, all around for, a time, wondering If the ground would open and allow the spectral form to arise, for spectre he now thought it must have been. Wandering around, and still thinking what it really could be he had seen, he heard the tread of horses' feet. He turned, but swift as the wind rode past him a fully-equip ped private of the 6th Bengal Lancers. How he w...
DEPARTURE OF MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
DEPARTURE OF MAILS.:'"-. Monday-*# a.m/.SydnQfeWagga,i,T.EiO.'i Ovettori : Settlers. „ *&lt;• nl t Tuesday.^9 a.m.,. Sj^dndjJv-IVV'aggiii .olcj? 3 p.m., Cocketgcdong; 9.30 .p.m., Bern gan. ".■ , '■; ■ ■Wednesday—9 ia:m," Sydney;, Wagga etc.; 9 a-.m.. JerilderiQ and Gum,Swamp i Thursday.—9 a.m., Sydney, Wagga,, etc.; 2 30 .p.m, Overtoil Settlers; >'9.30 p.m, Corowa and Daysdalo. Friday.—9' a.m., Sydney,Wagga,, etc., 3 . Cocketgcdong. , : Saturday.—9 a.m., .Sydney, . ,Wagga,,, lUrana, etc.;' 9 a.m;,. Jerildcrio. and Gum Swamp; 9.30 p.m., Berrignn.-. i '-:'Sunday;-7-3 ip.m:,::Corowa:iand,-Days dale: " Communication to Oaklands Post Office ?by :■tolcphone- and telegraph. ■■■>■
The Luck of Jack Seaton A TALE OF MILITARY LIFE IN INDIA. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XVII. The Clachan's Interest in the War.s [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 6 June 1913
•The Luck of Jack S^aton. • V A TALE OF MILITARY LIFE I.N | . INDIA. .By MAJOR R. STIRLING."' Author of ."The Bonnie Belle. o'£ / • Watley." (A.11 Right's Reserved.) CHAPTER XVII. 5 : ,The. Clachan's Interest in the War. Meanwhile in the village of Dun-1 ; hoe,-under the shadow of the northern vhills, much interest was taken in the progress of the war, while at Kilmars House the old Colonel lay on his bed •■dying. He had become-very feeble ofj ■late, and one of his greatest comforts was to have a visit from Lawyer Wat-' • son. He always felt better after a ■Visit from the lawyer, who brought .with him the morning papers and pa tiently. read column after column of. .the Indian war news to him. How proud the old' officer felt at the achievements of IUb gallant boy, as •Mr. Watson read the glowing ac • counts; ■ . >ilkOne day.when the daily papers were ■issued;they contained a full account of the "reverse" the British arms had sustained at Cawnpdre, and the law yer, as he read to hi...