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THE STONE IN THE ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
i THE STONE IN THE ROAD. I There once lived a king who ruled his subjects so wisely anti sn well that his fame spread near and far. »' But everything that wanted doing 5 was left by the people for someone :clse to do, and thc king decided to .teach them a lesson. f Now, it happened that one of the 'roads that led to the town passed "through a narrow cutting. To this ; spot the king went late one night, ; and scooped a hollow right in the 'i middle of the cart-tracks. When he [ had got it deep enough lie lined the ; sides and the bottom with pebbles. ! Then from the folds of his cloak he [ took a small bundle, and placed it lin the hole. Going to the side of ¡the road, he, with no little labor and j difficulty, loosened a large stone, ïwhich he carried to (lie hole he had \ made in thc road. There he dropp *etl it, so that it completely covered i the opening. I Next morning a farmer driving j his t art came that way. I "Ah," he cried, "the laziness of I those people is terrible! Hele...
The Mysterious Sword. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
The Mysterious Sword. "Next morning in reply to my tjuestions my landlady told me the packet had been handed in without any message. "As I turned over the papers at my lonely breakfast a name in the marr- iage column c .ught niy eye: Mary Freeman! "This w.man had taken poor Dick's love, made the only rift be- tween him and his mother that had troubled his brief li'e, received his money, and married another man within twelve months of Iiis death. His widow! Well, she knew her own unworthiness at least; she had sent me back the SWJIJ. "As I hobbled along on my con- stitutional-my wound s ill bothered me that same day, a fine pair of old duelling pistols in the ' window of a pawnbro-et's shop attracted me. lintel ing,and (hiding them on closei inspection up to my expectations, I purchased them and desired the shopman to dispatc them to my lodgings. "'We fiad the pleasure of send- ing you a very handsome sword yes t rd.iy, sir, had we n it?' -observed di.it individual, as l:c took down ...
Correspondence [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
: Correspondence : (This paper u pleased ai all times to receive an-l publish conespondence, hut our readers will understand that we do not necessarily identify ourselyev. with the opinions exprcs'ed therein-Editor.) I'utilishiid at Deloiaine every Saiurdaj, .Subscription, 43- per annum in advance post free, 5s- if booked REFERENDUM. Sir, With the approach of April 2&lt;ith. the date fixed for the taking of a vot asking that enlarged powers be giv- en to the Federal Government. We hear a great deal said about the wonders of that wonderfull thing private enterprise of course it may appear all veiy fine to the lay mind But let us analyze it and see how much it is worth at the present time thirty p»r cent of the Tasmanian railways are dominated and owned by a combine or monopoly, to il- lustrate the inequitable manner in which the West Coast people are treated in rega'd to railway facilities as a beginning I think will cati e the average individual to look to a Gov- ernment tha...
General Booth. TOTAL BLINDNESS THREATENED. LONDON, March 10 [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
General Booth. TOTAL BLINDNESS THREATENF.D. LONDON, .March io . "Geneial" Booth, head oí th? Salvni u Army, is thre tened with total Hind ne * I Ie is sufTeting fr; m cataract and despite an cpe ratîon which was pei foi med afewmonihs ago, he comiïlettly lost the sight of one eye. Mr. \V. Bramwell Bcoth. the "general's" eldest son, who is chief of the Salvation Army referred to hU faiheas condition yesterday at chapion, Me said that an operation foi the removal of the cataract in the remai. ing eye would tc preformed in the autumn. Meanwhile the patient has his eyes bandaged daily, and walks, about his home, famitia-is ingnimseif with objects by feeling them tn case of possible failure of the operation and consequent total I lindntss
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
PIANOS, Brindsmead, ;. Broadwood, £ Collard. & Collard, lt Lipp & Sohn, L Ron ¡sh, Re na rdi, [Stein mayer, * i ORGANS BY flVlason & Hamlin, ELEstey, Liberal allowances on old Pianos in exchange EASY TERMS kWRITE FOR CATALOGUES SOLE AGENTS riNni AYP.&lt; Th? P'ano People, ? i w. George-st Launceston. W. Harvey, Flour JVliller, 3aW, Plaining arjd Moulding Mills Eic. HEST ROI.I I 1: FI.OCR. SHARPS POI LARD, BRAN. OATMEAL POLI/FP OATS AM) ALL MILLI Ii LINES AT Lowest Prices. Quality Guaranteed. GMMJÍG LONE AT ( Ul RENT RAILS. T1MÏEH CUT TO ORDEN. SEASOMLD BOARDS, T & G. FLOOR- ING & W. IOAUDP SAWN LATUS. PA11>GS AND FENCING DRC UFERS ALWAY ON HAND. or New and Second band Furniture for sale Surplus Furniture and Machinery bought Exchanged at The Mart Deloraine. Make a Note of it. por Everything ir| the Building line, go to W. C. Cameron, Deloraine. I Builder and Undertaker. Wool FARMERS SHOULD CONSIGN THEIR WOOL TO Alfred Harrop &am...
A Woman's Sin [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
A Woman's Sin The Deloiaine Town Hall was fairly filled on Wednesday night last when the Woods Williamson Dramatic Company staged that emotional play of Hall Caine's, ''A Woman's Sin' in which Mr. Woods and Miss Williamson apptartd as Pete and Kate, In these characters the well known artists have made brilliant successes in most of the leading cities of the wotld. The artist from the outset were greeted with cheeis and although the nature of the play was not one, on account of its sadness, to bring foi th much applause, it was well appreciated by all. The fine acting ol Miss Will- iams'- u and Mr. Woods was a treat which far excetded the wildest imagination of the audience, and during that sad put where Pete re- turns heme to find his wife missing, the whole audience was perfectly spell bound. Such plays as" these i are few and far between and the I success achieved by the various artist speaks well for the company.
Deloraine Council. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
j Deloraine Council. The Meeting of tho Delaraine Muni- cipal Council met »t tho Council Ohani bera on Monday last ill Councillors ho- ing present with exception of Ors Grubb and Fitzpatrick, Tho warden Cr Symmonds occupied tba chair, i Prior to tho correspondence being dealt with, the Warden reported that in company with Inspector Symmons and Cr. Smith, they had visited tho closer Battlement estate, and had agreed to have the second amount voted for the Falls-Lowana rond, to be laid ont by dny labor. Whon they wont up ; before they had £50 laid out on the ; same system, and the work had eer ! tainly been dono wei1, especially that of ' Messrs Bakes and other?. The Ward j en also said that they had agreed to j call for fresh tenders for tho crnshimr, I let to Von Bibra, e. g" in tho Mid ! hurst, Central, High Plains and Mean ! d"r Wards. They considered thia tho I best course to take as they were loosing I n!l tho fino weather, and von Bibra Ind ¡ written, saying ho could not como f...
Local & General News. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
Local & General News. ".Governor's" Visit-Iiis Excellency th« Governor paid an informal visit to Deloraino on Monday afternoon, and strol'ed up tho main Btrnet. He arrived hy tho afternoon train from Launceston and was accompanied hy Hon. Ohas. Itinsson, M.L.C., and Hon. E. Mulcahy, M.H.A.. The party left hy the 0.35 p.m. train Municipal Elections.-There ia not mach interest being taken in the forth coming municipal elections. Opposi- tion is only spoken of in two Wards, where it is said Mr O Byard will run against Cr Flowers for tho Chudleigh ward, and Mr Jonothan Best will try to wrest Cr Learoyd's seat in the central ward. Tho retirme Members for tho ntbor wards are Meander, Cr Smith ; Midhurst Cr McMahon ; High Plains, Cr Everett. Width of Tyres.-A special meeting of tho Monicipal c mncil was held on Monday to consider by-laws for regulat- ion« prescribing tho width of tyros on waggons cte. The by-laws stated that no load was to exceed ÍÍ00 lbs to the inch, that all two ...
THE CHINESE ENIGMA. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
THE CHINESE ENIGMA. To lier death thc notorious Chi- nese Empress Tzu ITsi remained an enigma to thc world. It is very in- teresting, therefore, to find much about her in "China Under the Empress Dowager." Tho authors, Messrs. J. O. P. Uland and E. Backhouse, had access to the diary of a Manchu nobleman, kinsman of the Empress : From tho diary of Ching Shan we obtain an estimate of Tzu Ilsi's character, formed by one who had enjoyed for years continual nfipnr tunities of studying ber at close quarters-an estimate which was. and is, cniibimeil by Ino popular verdict, tho common report of the tea-houses and market-places cf tho capital. Despite her swiftly-chang- ing and uncontrolled mouds, her childish lack of moral sense, her unscrupulous lovo of power, her fierce passions and revenges, Tzu Hst was no more the savage monster described by "Wen Ching" than she was the benevolent fashion plate Lady Bountiful of tho Ameri- can magazines. She was simply a woman of uuuaual courage and vit...
A Complete Story. THE WAYS OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
A Complete Story. THE WAYS OF MAN. (By Arthur W. Marchmont.) "And I say you have Heil." Jack C'obbetfc's handsome face was stern and set, and his steady bluo eyes flashed angrily as he spoke. "Elsie's photograph proves it," ho added, pointing a strenuous finger nt the likeness uf a pretty girl -tho largo silver frame of which was the most conspicuous ornament on tho mantelboard of Richard Till- man's comfortably furnished, low ceilingcd farmhouse parkmr. "Yes, and that gew-gaw, too," and lie (Mo- tioned toward a costly jewelled neck- let which lay open in its caso on the table between the two men. "I say again, you havo lied." Pulman winced at tho opitbet, paling under Ilia tan, and frowned heavily, as his eyes slowly followed thc other man's gestures. "I won't take that from any man, not e^cn from you, Jack, old friends as wo arc." "Friends!" cried Cobbott bitter- ly. "Friends! When you've gone back on your word as you have ! Didn't you promise, when 1 went away two years ago, that...
A PERSIAN PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
A PERSIAN PARTY. Mite Ella C. Sykes, author of "Pordia and Its People," was able, during a three years' stay in Persia, to observe tho Court of tho Shah (tho recently-deposed Monarch) at close quarters. The scene was essen- tially Oriental: Thu writer had tho privilege of being present at a party given by ono of tho Royal favourites, and tho richness of tho ungraceful cos- tumes and tho profusion of the jewels that adorned the crowds of Court huhes who woro invited, were a wonderful sight. All were inter- ested in their European guests, lingering their furs, eyeing their clothes, and trying to engage them in conversation, during which liand somcly-clad women servants handed round relays of tea and sweet, meats. Then the Shah came in, and the busy hum of talk ceased entirely, every fair Persian preening herself, and doing her best to catch tTïc monarch's eye as he strode across tho room. However, ho paid no atten- tion to any of his countrywomen, but was eager to inspect the foreign ...
Wise and Otherwise. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
I Wise and Otherwise. Chumpleigh : "Well, niv dear. I had nu- life injured for a thousand pounds .ii ilav " Mrs. Chumpleigh : "I'm «lad you did, John. .Vim you won't have to bu so careful about dodging street-cars and motors 1" "So vour wife always lets you have the last word in an argument." "Ccr tainlv." answered Mr. Mecklon. "ir ia necessary for nie to have thc l.-.sl word in order to show that I agree willi her perfectly." Magistrate: "You s" vou are in- nocent. How do you explain the lat I that vou were near thc »cine of the robherv with the stolen property in your hands.'"' 1'risoiii-i : "'Thai's what's puzzün' me, lou, vcr worship." "Is vour husband up yet," asked the early morning caller. "[ guess ll«: is," replied the stern-looking wo- man. "I'd like to sal' a lew «orris to him." "I'd like to say more than a few. He hasn't conic home vet." Stranger lafter an examination): "Well, doctor, what do you think? Have I the gout?" Gnat Physician: "Hem! Ki what is yuur income ?" '" ...
New, Odd, Interesting. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 18 March 1911
New, Odd, Interesting, j In India and Egypt buffaloes do hordes' work. There arc no fewer than iSoo known sorts of lizards in the world. For every birth at sea diere are said to be about sixteen deaths. Salt, petroleum, matches, and play- ing cards arc State monopolies in Greece. The total cost of a General Election in tho British Isles is estimated at £1,750,000. Jerusalem is to have a telephone system, electric lights, water system, and street railways. The present Emperor nf Japan re- presents a dynasty which claims to have existed since U.C. OOO. The smallest screws used in a watch arc so diminutive that it would take 150,000 of them lo weight a pound. It is stated' that out of 10.000 motor cars in Iowa, America, no fewer than Ô000 are owned and used by agricul- turists. The Jordan is the most crooked riv- er known, measuring two hundred and thirteen miles in a distance of sixty miles. Members of both Houses of Repre- sentatives in Japan are paid ubo.i C200 for each session, wit...
MEA CULPA—A MEMORY OF CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
MEA CULPA-A MEMORY OF CHINA. Sonic years back, while travel- ling for amusement in the East, I found myself, writes "Old Mead" in the "Field," with two friends in China when matters were disturb- ed and when Europeans were not very welcome to the Chinese. It was in Shanghai one Sunday when somebody proposed we should ex- plore the native city. At the time I had a clever Tartar boy in my employment. The three of us took care to let it be known at our hotel where we were going, and I took the boy to act as guide. We went first through the part of the city where the population is densest, and as. the larger part of these natives live in sampans, or boats, moored close together along thc river bank, there is room for lively outbreaks between the people who live ashore and afloat. We happened to find a regular battle royal going on, i i which thousands on each side used guns, knives, swords, and all kinds of weapons, resulting in serious loss of life. While we were looking on the Chinese...
Random Readings. A REMARKABLE MONASTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
! Random Readings. ] I -.- I I A REMARKABLE MONASTERY. I The following interesting extract is from an article, "A Week with the Monks of Walamo," by Ernest Young ll.Sc, P.R.G.S.. in "Travel and Exploration" : Walamo is a small island, or, to speak more correctly an archipelago of forty small islands, in Lake La doda. On five or six of these is- lands are situated .the buildings of a celebrated Russian monastery, lit- tle known to the English traveller, though within easy reach of St. Pet- ersburg. My own visit to the mon- astery was made, however, from Sertavala, a town in Finnish terri- tory, which stands on the northern shore of thc lake, in a bay so close- ly surrounded by hills that it appears to be a lake itself. The establishment consists of thirty priests, who arc not monks; fifteen deacons, who play an im- portant part in thc services of the Greek Church ; and 250 monks. These, with the novices and lay- men, make a total of from 1,200 to 1,300. There are other smaller monast...
For Young Folks. THE WIND BROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
For Young Folks. THE WIND BROOM, It happened that the Old Woman «.Im sweeps the sky with lier Wind Broom put it down for a few mom- ents while she had a chat with the Man in the Moon. A lively young Elf came Hying along, playing leap- frog over the clouds, and, as luck would have it, he espied the Wind Broom where it stood. "Oh, ho, herc's fun!" cried^the Elf, and he seized thc Broom, and then and there flew off with it. The Old Woman swept the sky, but he meant to sweep the earth. His ro- guish face was full of merriment at tlie thought. lt was a large Broom, and at first he could not manage it very well, being only a small Elf. But when he lound out the way, what sport it'was 1 Swish I The people in thc streets had to cling to the lamp- posts, while the babies were nearly blown out of their perambulators. "What a gale." cried thc startled folks. Swish 1 The waves turned to rampant white horses, and tho boats were tossed sky-high. Swish I The trees rocked until they were giddy. "Ha...
FEDERAL LAND TAX. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
FEDERAL LAMD TAX, Tue Federal Ln I Tux ral inti JU IV-. turna are ti hui with tin exception of thoao who have boin graute I extra tim ewin* tn their not heine; able to s io iv inf'i'"inl,i -»o wilie miy be 11-3 :e^ iry "> 00 ripíete their returns ia propjr ord'r. The folliwlni* ia the niu'ier at pres1 it en luni:- ^ J No.v South Walli, over C.'i'J JJ, tl Vi: £.5,000 ti e."i'W-),122.) .'2 Victoria 0,000.-5000. Q ieMnlan.l .V)0,-SD I. SiaVi Aastrilis 1,1'.).;. 2,025. Weat Australia 310.-Hil, T-H iiinia 470.-|0ij. Ue1tr.1l ():ii -a 700. 350. Totrl:-Qper £5 JO), 1 ;.7(S ; C:J000 to C5000, 15,2.52. ' j tn« Central O Hui returns 1.1 lie ile ' thoao who own lani iu mire linn oar SUte. Auitlmr 13000 returns ar." ex- pected, of which about 2000 wiil pr.11 ably ba over the £5000 exemption. At the outside some 10OOO persons will be i'ilet) pi/ h.-ii i,i 1 I I* 11.
THE FOREHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
THE FOREHEAD. Tho forehead ¡9 tho first feat uro of tho face to show indisposition. Tho minuto ono's stomach is out ol' order thoro will bo yellow sjwits on tho brow. When ono feels faint tho forehead will bo ghastly. When one is sick thoro will bo freckles and pimples upon tho brow, which was smooth and clear before The fore- head is as good an indication of one's genera , health as is tho pulse. Tho. idoal artistic forehead is broad ami low. It is very Bmooth and vory whit«, and there is not a. wrinklo in it. It extends well up into tho hair if one may uso such an expression in au exquisite manner, and it if pretty upon tho temples. Thoro is not a lino, not a spot, not a single dent in it.-just a wide, smooth, poetic brow. .. Tho ideal forehead is finished-1"> uso another oxprcssion-with a pair of beautiful, level eyebrows, and theso must ho of a nature to go well with tho skin. They must not bo too dark. Art demands that they bo just a shado deeper than tho hair, but not. one....
SCHOOL DESKS. [Newspaper Article] — Deloraine and Westbury Advertiser — 1 April 1911
SCHOOL DESKS. J r.i.&lt; D!r--r. ir ..f Bliiuim hu na 1er ...lui liruion Un qi".stiin of -i n.'.î t?;>> ii .Ink hf ii« ii S:-!'.! -ijoiils. L'i ' 1'slcis tjsjrlb'l ii i gr.' ir i : ii ir > .v:il . r. lil ill Hi :ll JÏV .- . lt IH'!.l. lt is lllt.lll 1 '1 ti u«a tn«-« in Uhirli átr.i.it idjiin .'jtiin), Vi.,/, i'.'''1 itrw'. yil i.i.irt nu 1 l> un\&lt; Se'in .! '. Mr Ii. IÎ i! iv .m wh i establish- ed tile "De'... a ne nut Westb -ivy A Ivertiser, ' iii geiieril printing oíl'ice nt De". . nie li is n nv severed his emilee:- i vitli the business nu I h is lei: ) :l n-.iine t > embark on a similar vt i i e. We wisli liim success ii ns ue.v uodert iking The b.i ; : :s will in future be carried oil t:- A. L. Sullivan, for j the propia t .