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"An Early Bird." [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
"An Early Bird." At a well-known works a certain workman had left his work without permission. When lie came next day the fore man summoned him. "Well," he said, "you know the rules of this works as well as any one else, don't von?" "Yes," answered the workman. "Ami yon know that anyone leav ing his work without permission will be dismissed?" "Ve;j," replied the workman. "Von admit everything without ';rumbliiiK so 1 will Kiv«; von a chance ;u clear yourself." "Von will need another man in my place, won't you?" "Yes." answered the l'oremna. "Well, will you give me the lirsi chance?" "(lei back to your work, but don't let it occur a^ain," said the hall" amused and half-angry foreman.
The Reckless Man. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
'' The Reckless Man. Jim -Leech is quite a reckless man> His daring knows no bounds, j He, has been known to sell liis liead-4 A;silly thing that sounds. Down at the Spotted Cow, one'night— ; It's tense news I impart-r Ab mad as any hatter, lie ; Just' "raffled off" his heart. •. Next morning he. his shoulders sold; His legs were quickly bought; His liver and his kidneys, too, With eagerness were sought. But still, in spite o£ all this trade, He walks about, with glee, It doesn't trouble him because A; butcher, bold is he.
An Amusing Announcement. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
i I An Amusing Announcement. i Tin' custom luis prevailed with a ! ''i'l'tain episcopal chui'ch in a Calilor j nian diocese of present'iim each sehol I sir with an vim dnrinu ili&lt;> i>v.'rciscH , at the celebration of i-3:ist• • r j On an occasion 01 5lie kind, when j tint point oi' tiic . • M'\ i 1 -0 was reached v iiich had ben net apart to ■ i!ii&lt; in j (crestin:; ceremony. ! 111 ■ ssisiant j. clergyman nl-om■ and made this ai: • rioiiiK-cinciU: "Hymn HI'. n>y [soul, the exalted lay.' after which 111 • ■ . >'uus will ho distributed " I The love-letters of a wit;.' man ami a tool sound much alike, accordim; to a cynic. You must judgy 11 maiden at the kneading trough, and not in a dance.
Root of the Complaint. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
Root of the Complaint. ^ Bellingham was a long-suffering man and a patient one. Never had he tried to interrupt the continuous flow-ot conversation which Mrs. Bellingham' provided. . At last, however, his nerves gave out, and the doctor was called in. ■'>£' "He must have sleep and: rest,"; was the doctor's verdict. He looked at Mrs. Bellingham thoughtfully. "Ma? dam, I will send you some sleeping powders which must he used exactly as ( written on the box. Will you promise. I to do this, or must 1 order him to the J hospital?" :i j "1 promise," .said Tifrs. Bellingham; J lvadily enough, although wondering j why ho made s0 odd a request. She | when the box canio from the i cininuist's, an&lt;l she read on the label:: I "Sleeping powders, to be taken j niuht and morning—by Mrs. B."
THE RING AND THE GLOVE HOW MR. HINK CAME TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE EARL, BUT NOT THE GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
THE RING AND THE GLOVE HOW MR. HINK CAME TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE EARL, BUT NOT THE GIRL. "Afternoon Hink. (live my love to tlio dear Duchess of Doiitcherknow, not foi'Kottini; little I.ady Marjovie as well." Mr. Hink walked put in digni fied silence an no suitable retort oc curred to him. They were a com mon lot of fellows with whom he had to associate at the shop, havinj; no souls above the counter, ami jealous of his obvious superiority, liurly elosiiiK days found them preferring such plebeian resorts as Kppinj,'. or the Oval, to Hyde Park, and the pro menades of the West Lhul. Mr. Uink went his own way, and after one or two unsuccessful attempts, lie tried no more to lead their footsteps into selected paths. On the whole, he was not. sorry; such companions would have compromised his own appear ance in tho haunts ot fashion. Mr. Hink, it will foe seon, had tastes (ibove his station. Fate had cast .him behind the retail counter and given him nothing in return but the doubtful admir...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
As Sir John read the letter his face ■paled with .emotion; then his expres sion became anxious and disturbed: "Dear Sir John,—We have faith fully obeyed your instructions regard ins your daughter, who has not been allowed to form acquaintances of any kind, until circumstances arose over which we had no control—to put the matter briefly, a boat in which your daughter went on the river a short time ago was capsized, and her life was in danger, when a gentleman, standing on the bank, plunged in and rescued her, since when he lias .shown considerable interest in dear Irene, who seonrs inclined to 'be very friend ly with him. w'e.have remonstrate' but she proves just a little Belt-willed and so we think it better to place all ' the circumstances before you.—I am, yours truly, "MARIA STONE. "P.S.—There is not the slightest cause for anxiety; naturally the dear child feels grateful to her preserver." Sir John frowned perplexedly, then his eve caught the letters "P.T.O.," and lie hastily ob...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
II. Consternation reisne'dv; thiiou£hdttt: the whole "office when, .the news ot the loss was made known,.'but Sir John' very quickly quietened the alarm ;of those -who' feared they might (be sus-. pe.cted. ' _ . • " k ':i'- ? "I: put the notes on the 'tattle my-j • self,"" he stated, firmly, "and no one entered this room except one gentle-: man, who called to. see me on busi ness, and -whom I left-alone hero tor some five or ten minutes. If the notes are stolen, lie'is the'thief; It is'hard ly possible that I have overlooked Ihem, -but I offer a reward of fiftv , pounds-Jor their; recovery." An hour later; as no trace-of-them could foe found, the m'atter wasrplaceri in the hands of the police, who, act ing on information given and instruc tions received, took out a warrant.fov -the arrest of Royal Drummond, and executed it ,on the Admiralty Pier. Dover, in the early hours of the morn , ing, just as he was stopping on tii • gangway of the'Ostend 'boat, in spit of his-indignation and ...
DRINK UNDER THE PULPIT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
DRINK UNDER THE PULPIT. Residents of Bellevue East, South Africa, ore enjoying a joke at the ex pense of a Presbyterian congregation whose church is situated not a thou sand miles ^oin that district. Temperance above all things has been preached in the church with un failing insistence from the pulpit. Lately some people living in the neighborhood were interested in the fact that there was always a large number of Kaffirs about the church in little knots and clusters, and at last someone—a trifle more curious than the rest—asked if there were not a native mission or chapel at tached to the church. This not being the case, it became difficult to ac count for the presence of the na tives, to whom one -would hardly suppose a Presbyterian , church..-for Europeans to be an object of par ticular interest-or attraction. - No doubt the church officials were puzzled, arid so they set to work to solve the mystery. The solution it alike tragic, - humorous and. simple» While the evil's of drink...
IV. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
v': / i. vy. ""'Sir"John Woodstock, -having. dis posed'of. his entire •business as a go ing concern, 'Stood for the last time in . the snug , private room where his millions hadv been: made. He had no one now'to .work for, no Interest in life; all. his dreams and .hopes and plans had gone awry—only the money was left, and for that he did not cnre one iota. v Ho was a man of few but deep af fections, and those he had concentra ted his love upon had always failed him. Of friends he had none. 'While absolutely just and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow-men, he judged everybody by his own stan dard, and found all wanting! When he tore-the memory ot his only child from his heart, in spite of his great wealth he was poor indeed! So lonely- was he that now it "came to the^last it hurt him to say good ! bye to' that room in which so many hours o,f his working life had been spent. With indescribable'bitterness he re alised that none of the large staff of clcrks felt regret at par...
CAUSES OF GREAT WARS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
CAUSES OF GREAT V/A^S. The Aujtro-Servb;. war was no doubt largely duo to the murder of the Arclnluke Francis Feriinand and his consort at Sarajevo. Similarly it was the assassination, in March, 1S;>7. of the Turkish chief of gendarmie toy the .Macedonian brigand, leader, Nicholas MartinovUc'n, coupled with the fact of his being shielded by the Greek Government after ho had taken refuge in Thessaly, that brought about the Graeco-Turkish war of that year. Upon two occasions at all events has the murder of a British subject been summarily avenged _by armed force. The first was in lSufj, when the murder by I'iiiuese niiicials of the cap tain of the Uritish ship \rrow was iollowi-ii nl:iK>si immediately by a de claration ef war. in the course of which the Chinese fleet way practic ally annihilated and Canton was bom barded ;;n&lt;i partially destroyed. Six years later we were at war with Ja pan over a somewhat similar incident, a Mr Rich"!dson, an Knglish merchant living i...
VALUABLE SWORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
VALUABLE SWORDS. Among- the royal treasures of Per sia is a pipe set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds to the value, it is estim ated, of no less than £100,000. This pipe was made for the late Shah, and is said to be even more valuable than his famous sword. In the matter of swords it is said; that the Gaekwar of Baroda possesses the most precious blade in existence. Its hilt and belt are encrusted with dh»-' monds, rubies, sapphires and emer alds, and its value has been put at £200,000. There are many costly swords in the treasure rooms of Eastern and European rulers, notably those of the Czar of Russia, the Sultan of Turkey, and the King of Slam, but the sword of the Gaekwar outshines them all. The most valuable sword in Europe is that presented by the Egyptians to Lord Wolseley. The hilt is set with brilliants, and the whole sabre is es timated to be worth £2,000. The Maharajah of Ghened is the owner of the most costly brougham in the world. The handles of the doors are of solid...
Appropriate Part. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
Appropriate Part. "What pawt have you—aw—reserv ed for me, Miss Coachem?" asked young'Sapleigh of the fair manageresi of the amateur theatricals. "Why, really, Mr. Saploigh," she re plied—Miss Coachem, it will be ob served, was a very tactful young lady —I'm afraid we quite forgot about -you, and now—how very unfortunate! —all the parts have" been assigned." • Yoang Sapleigh's eyeglass clatter ed to the floor, and so dejected became his mien that even Miss Coachem'* cunning heart melted somewhat. "By the way," she continued, "I be lieve the part of the heroine's father is still vacant. Perhaps that would suit you?" Young Sapleigh's face brightened visibly. "The pawt," he said, "is really of Uttle—aw—consequence, doncher know —provided that I'm one of the—aw— actahs. Er—aw—what am I—aw— supposed to do in the pawt?" "Well," replied the manageress, who iia&lt;] hoped to steer clear of this ques tion. "since the whole plot depends on the heroine being an orphan, I'm afraid it'll...
"THANK HEAVEN, THERE IS NO NAPOLEON." Mr. Bonar Law's Patriotic Speech. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
'THANK HEAVEN, THERE IS NO NAPOLEON." Mr. Bonar Law's Patriotic Speech. "If you ask me what we are fight ing for," said Mr. Bonar Law, "I re ply that we are fighting for the hon or and, what with the honor is bound up always, the interest of our nationv But we are fighting also for the whole"" basis of the civilisation for which we stand and for which Europe stands. I do not wish, any more than the Prime Minister, to inflame passion. I only ask the House to consider one aspect Look at the way Belgium is being treated to-day. There is a re port—if It is not true now it may be true, to-morrow—that the city of Liege is jnvaded by German troops and that civilians, as in the days of the Mid dle Ages, are fighting for their hearths and homes against trained troops. How has that been brought about? In a state of war, war must be waged. But remember that this plan is not of to-day or of yesterday;' that it has been long matured; that the Germans knew that they would have this to face; and t...
THE PEACEMAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
THE PEACEMAKER. : I. Sir John Woodstock Crowned ns lie 'read the name on the card-in his hand, bit his lip and hesitated, before speaking-, ; How lip hated it. and how n uch' he had suffered through one who once had 'borr.e* It! If he lived lor a hundred years .he would, never forget' or forgive. .i-n Then he pulled lumseli together again and" said, .reluctamiy: "Show him in—I'll see lum! The next minute the door opened to admit a singularly atttnc.Ke young man'of about twenty-five yearfc of a.50, at sight of whose face tVe baronet flushed darkly, for^memojesS or thr strongest emotions- hiunan^c'ngs can feel were called up by: it; viz.vlove and hate, separate at first. ,-:tluii, in hi' case, finally resolving; theivelves in to a fixed and bitter hate—i»te—liay: His hands toyed with."Urts- 1 paper? • spread out on the table ibelu'C him— share certificates of his West and most profitable speculation, an.d a rol' of banknotes of the value ot £1000. "You are Mr. Royal Drumniond?'' he Ra...
The Touch of Genius. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 5 November 1914
The Touch of Genius. S.-.udy Maepherson started to build \ :-■■■ a I' outhouse of bricks. After the iisi;..l plan of bricklayers, he worked 'rrri t.ho inside, and, as he had the iv • rial close beside him, the walls rising fast when noon arrived, tn ; with it his son Jock, who brought hi;- father's dinner. ''''ith honest pride in his eyes, Sr. iy Joofcod at Jock over the wall ■n vhif'u lie was engaged, and asked: iioo d'ye think I'm geltin' on?" ' i'a'i'.'M's. lVyther: but Uoo dan yo ■:r[ You've forgot the doer!"* I'.'ic tlaiire around him showed Src.iiv thai his son was right; but, *•> kindly at 'aim, lie said: Man, Jock, you've pot a gran' held ye! Vt-'ll lie an architect yet. as r,'-'s yi-r ;Vy titer's a builder." He was a stranger to the little golf in- town, and. having paid his half-. er.'Wii to do a round 01' the course, ip;iroaeIieii a pottly person in knick • •i- with a request that lie might part nf" him. The member was delight ed As they wont to the first tec thft '-.t...
Melbourne Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 November 1914
Melbourne Letter. (From our own Correspondent.) The State Parliament Js up, and members are busily seeking the suf frages of the free and enlightened. Mr. Elmslie, leader of the Labor Op position, has made his policy speech to a comparatively small crowd, who represented the public in that they were not particularly interested- in the matter. Of his speech doubt less your readers have been fully ad v'sed of his policy. The last State Labor conference is the author. It appears that we are to have a Legis lative Council chosen on adult suf frage, which, Jf we take the Senate as a guide, will mean that for all future time the Council is to be the bulwark of Labor and not the saucer in which the legislative tea has' to cool. Labor does not propose to impose extra taxation for "ordinary State purposes," which we may take to mean that as in Western Austra lia an attempt was made to balance the budget by the imposition of what was called a war super-income tax, so we shall have extra taxat...
Coming State Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 November 1914
Coming State Elections. When they record their votes in a fortnight's time, Victorian electors will decide, amongst otliev Ciiugs, how great sums of loan money are to be spent. In a recent -ssue the "Age" took the Labor Governments o£ New, South Wales and West Aus tralia sternly to task for reckless fi nance. We are about to enter on a period of heavy loan flotation, anil even more important than the extent of Labor's borrowings is the way in which it tends to spend money. This is more Important, because for the moment all Australia is for a borrowing policy ; is adopting Great Britain's war watchword, "Business as usual," and is determined that it will play its part as well on the in dustrial as on the military battle field. For the moraont then the question is not "How much shall we borrow ? " but "How shall we spend our loans ? " To the first question Mr. Fisher and Mr. Cook, the Liberal and the Laborite, return pretty much the same answer ; one forced an them by events wholly be...
District News. MEENIYAN [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 November 1914
District News. MEENIYAN The allies at Meenivan. Com-| bined attack everywhere vic torious. Stirring address by deputy commander-in-chief. Suc cessful charges, and effective work by big guns. The allied forces of Leongatha, Stony Creek, Buffalo, Tarvvin, Mardun and Meeniyan, as a result of the de claration of war on the School Committee's overdraft, made a very, successful attack on the enemies' advanced trenches. In the absence of the Consul for BelRium, who wrote as follows:— " It will be of great comfort to the Belgians to know that they have good friends on chis side of the world. It is from the bottom of my heart I thank the Meeniyan residents for their kind feelings towards my compatriots"; the forces were commanded by our worthy shire president (Cr Alex. McDonald), who, in a stirring ad dress, explained the plan of cam paign, and under the personal supervision of the chief of staff (Mr V. A. L- Adams) the attack was splendidly engineered and ably carried out. That gentleman br...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 12 November 1914
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