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The Worm Turned. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
The Worm Turned. The other day Sir Gilbert Parker, M.P., referring to Lord Rosebery's re mark that "most books in a library ought to be iburned," told of a lively exchange of compliments lie once had with a publisher. Sir Gilbert had been pointing out that in many cases, owing to the in ability of literary men to look after themselves, publishers made far more money out of ibooks than their authors did. The publisher remarked that what Lord Rosebery should have said was that, "It was not most books, but most authors who should be burned." "That may be true," retorted Sir Gilbert, "but judging from the pub lishers' share of the profits of the au thors' labors, most of the authors were too green to 'be burned!"
Followed Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
Followed Advice. Ill a country neighborhood there was an old woman who kept a small general shop, where she carried on a lucrative business. Unfortunately, she persisted for a long time in car rying on her trade on Sunday, much to the scandal and disgust of a cer tain parish visitor, who entertained strictly orthodox views as to the ob servance of the Sabbath. The latter remonstrated with the shopkeeper, and eventually, much to the satisfaction of everybody con cerned, persuaded her to refrain from Sunday trading. A few days ago she met the old woman, who looked happy and prosperous. "I'm glad," said the parish visitor, "to see that you are doing so well. You have not lost anything by fol lowing my advice." "That's so, mum," was the reply; ":but you can't imagine how many of my customers come round the hack way!" • -
RANDOLPH'S UNIVERSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
RANDOLPH'S UNIVERSITY. Cawmill Carrmichael's proposition to establish a chair of journalism at Sydney •- c University (writeB Peter Persnurkus) recalls a tale of that ebul lient genius, Randolph Bedford. The thing happened in the days when Bed ford still belonged to daily-press work. He went to a Sydney journal looking for a job—Bucephalus offering to pull an ice-waggon. This journal had a sort of fiction that it loked for Uni versity men to write its paragraphs about the Lord Mayor and the Drum moyne drainage. It was only fiction, but it was cherished. To this august place came Randolph, to see the gen eral manager. "What can you do?" the potentate asked. "Paragraphs, stories, articles, re ports," said Randolph. "Ah!" said the employer, not ill pleased. "And can you write short hand?" : The superstition of those days was that you might be Jonathan Swift and Rudyard Kipling and Hilaire Belloc rolled together, but if you couldn't write shorthand there was no place for you there. "No,...
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
•SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. v Some people never get higher than a. towering rage.—Ashley Sterne. The only thing most people ever achieve is old age.—Sam Stimson. They who never kick are but too apt to become footballs.—J. Mitchell. There are lots of people we know not wisely, but too well.—Charles Leedy. It's easy to run into debt, but hard to crawl out even at a slow walk.— J. D. Rockfeller. Some girls celebrate the anniversary of their birth by taking a day off— the more popular idea, however, is to take a year off.—Nathan Levy. . Men, like watches, are judged by their works.—F. Morton Howard. Anything that's worth doing at all is worth overdoing.—Keble Howard. You shock a good woman if you make love to her, but you disappoint her if you don't.—Anon. The telescope is good for star gazing but most of us prefer a pair of opera glasses.—Charles Leedy. The only difference between wit and impudence lies in the size of the man uttering it.—Estelle Klauder. A Royal Commission is li...
A Slight Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
I .J A Slight Mistake. * She was young and rather nervous, and when the precious baby was ill, she'sent for the doctor hastily. -When the servant told her :he was down stairs, she carried the baby into the drawing-room and interviewed a sol emn young man, to whom she related various interesting details of the child's ailments! He looked worried and finally exclaimed. "I don't know much about such things, madam, being unmarried. Wouldn't it be better to consult a doc tor?" "But, aren't you the doctor?" "No, madam, merely the piano tuner!" > .
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
LADIES' LETTER. I never remember blouses that are calculated to. go to the heart of every woman who appreciates an elegance achieved by simple methods and with out i any apparent effect than at the present moment. They are now such a very important item of every lcind of costume that the choice is as varied as the numerous distinctly different classes of designs, all worthy of se parate consideration. . From the simple shirt to the com plexity of the afternoon or demi-toil lette blouse of tulle is a far cry. Com mencing at the bottom of the ladder, so to say, with the simple shirts, these in themselves provide food for deep reflection. It is the American women who look their best in the severest of tailor made shirts. I do not mean the wo man whose figure is at its best nor the pretty creature who can carry off all kinds of fashionable follies and modish madnesses, but the natural, homely American, who knows how to put on her colthes. The plain untrimmed blouse is most essential for...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 27 May 1914
WEDDINGS. RICHMOND—MoGRATH: A very pretty wedding was cele brated at St. Kiernan's Roman Catholic Church, Moe, on Wednesday afternoon, 20thinst., when Mr Norman Richmond, grazier, of Little River (eldest son of Mr T. Richmond, Little River), was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Margaret (Maggie) McGrath, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs James McGrath, of Moe (late of Sea View, near Warragul). — The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Buckley. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of cream silk," with pearl trimmings. She wore the orthodox wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and aspara gus fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Maggie Kelly, wore blue silk, trimmed with lace and pearls, mob cap, and carried a bouquet of white flowers and asparagus fern. Mrs H. Richmond, sister of the bride, officiated as matron of honor, and was attired in blue silk muslin de soir, trimmed with lace, and carried a bouquet of white flo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
After Others Failed.—"I use Chamberlain's Pain Balm for sore throats and find one rubbing relieves it," writes Mr T. Dennis, Hihitahi, N.Z. " It worked wonders when I sprained my ankle, giving me immediate relief from pain after other liniments had failed. Chamberlain's Pain Balm has also relieved me many times from rheumatism." Sold by all storekeepers and chemists.*
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKET Messrs Adamson, Strettle & Co. report under date of 29th May: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKET ! MeasrB Adamson, Strettle & Co. report under date of 29th May :— About 600 yarded. Ia milkers there was a rather short supply, mostly of in different quality. First-class, deep milkers sold at satisfactory prices, but other sorts were not so brisk. Sales :— John Ince three to £18 10s, Carew four to £12, Hill £10, Miakin four to £9 10s, and others at from £5 10s to £7 15s. The springers yarded were a rough lot, with the exception of a few good sorts, which made from £8 10s to £11, second quality cows from £6 10s. Springing heifers realized £5 10s to £6 10s, a few extra good quality sorts to £8 2s 6d. Good backward cows were again in strong demand at from £7 to £8 10s, a few extra choice at highest rates, making prices almost equivalent to forward springers. Good store cows £3 15s to £4 15s. Small-framgd cows and heifers £2 15s to £3 10s. Fat cowa sold readily at £7 10s Od to £9, beefy from £5 5s to £6 10s, and fleshy from £3 10s upwards; Old cows from ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
Relieves Us of Anxiety.—' Ever since my little boy (David) was three I have given him Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," says Mrs Gr. A. Paxton; Little Chester Street, New Farm, Q. "I have used it for all my children and have never known it to fail. Many nights our two little girls have been bad with croup, but our faith in Chamberlain's Cough Remedy relieves us ot' any anxiety. We know that one or two doses will remove all signs of croup and that they will be alright in the morning. " Sold by all storekeepers and chemists.*
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Messrs McPhail Bros. & Co. report under dates of 27th and 28th May: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Messrs McPhail Bros, it Co. report under dates of 27th and 2Sth May :— Only 1,500 pigs yarded for this week's market. Stores.—Very few forward, and the demand was very keen at in creased values. Good, strong sorts made from 28s to 35s; slips, 20s to 25s ; suckers, 15s to 20s. Pork.—Short supply, and prices show a further improvement. Light-weights sold at from 33s to 40s; medium 42s to 48s; heavy, 49s to 54s ; extra heavy, to 56s. Bacon.—Moderate yarding, prin cipally of good quality. Prime sorts were in keen demand at a shade better figure. Prime medium and light, 58s to G7s; prime heavy, 70s to 78s ; extra, 80s to 83s, with a few odd lots to 89s. Backfatters were sparingly repre sented^ Best were also in keen de mand, while others were in some what slacker request. Best, £6 10s I to £7 2s 6d ; extra, to £8 5s; prime, £4 to £5 10s; others, £2 15s.
LADS FOR FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
LADS FOR FARMS. —1 ♦ By the S.S. " Indrapura," which i arrived in Melbourne on the 27th May, another party of 500 lads who are available for work on farms or stations (or in other suitable country employment) have come 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 Bince. communi cated with the Immigration Depart ment, expressing satisfaction with the lads. Extracts from about 50 letters 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 ages run from 16 to 20 years, and, though mostly without experience in farm work, they have c...
FOOLS AND THEIR MONEY. Fortune and Folly. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
I FOOLS AND THEIR MONEY. Fortune and Folly. A Russian unexpectedly inherited £62,500. He began to live in the most expensive manner in St. Peters burg, keeping a yacht and racehorses. He gave the finest_ entertainments to his friends, in the course of which mirrors in the restaurants were fre quently broken Dy champagne bottles and glasses being thrown about, but he invariably paid the bill cheerfully. Recently, discov ring that he had come to the end of his money, he in v.-ted all his friends to a fete on an island, whither • they were taken in his yacht. They spent the day in revelry, but when the last visitor had been landed on his way home, the owner of the yacht sank-her, and the n xt day applied to the municipality of St. Petersburg for a job as cross ing sweeper at 15/- a week, and got' it. A short time ago a man was arrest ed on Broadway, New York, as a va-. grant and a beggar, and 6ent to gaol for ten days. In this way a sad story of fortune and folly came to light. The man...
THE MOTHERLESS CHICKS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
CHE MOTHERLESS CHICKS. It was on a dear old American plan- ' Lalion, where there were a large num ber of hens. In the spring, when the bens wanted to sit, it was sometimes difficult to get eggs enough for- them all to hatch out broods of downy chicks. ,There was one old yellow hen who was always trying to sit, and Aunt Frances, the cqolc, who also took charge of the poultry, did not like her, because she thought the hen did not do her duty in the matter of laying. The other hens did not like the yellow hen, and there were only two creatures in the barnyard who had anything to do with her. These were a rooster who, as Aunt Frances said, was all legs,;,-ho meat "and no feathers, and, whoseawkward and ungainly strut made the /children laugh, and a poor little dog, whose leg had been broken and his tail half cut off by an unkind driver. Tlie hen, the rooster and the (!og were always together, and were happy when in each other's company. As the hen and the rooster stood side Ijy side clu...
MOONDARRA MAIL SERVICE. Mr Jas. Bennett, has received the following communication:—Melbourne, 20th May, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
MOONDARRA MAIL SERVICE. Mr Jas. Bennett, has re ceived the following communication :— Melbourne, 20th May, 1914. Sir,—With reference to the adoption on the 1st October, 1912, oE an arrange ment whereby the Mail Contractor meets both the morning and midday trains at Moondarra, in lieu of the former arrange ment, under which the midday train only was met, and to the renewal of the ser vice up to 30th June, 1914, I beg to in form you that tenders were invited in connection with the triennial call for a continuance of existing facilities at Moondarra, and as a satisfactory offer has been received I have approved of the present arrangement being continued from the 1st July next. Yours faith fully, CHAS. E. BRIGHT, Deputy Postmaster General.
UNPLEASANT FOR THE ENGINEER. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
UNPLEASANT FOR THE ENGINEER. A marine engineer tells of an un pleasant piece of work he once bad to do during the trial trip of a magnifi cent 'boat that a large firm of contrac tors had turned out for one of the big ocean-going steamship companies. The engines were to run at so many knots an hour, and the !big steamer left her moorings and put out to sea for her trial cruise that was to de cide whether she would be accepted by the steamship company. He writes:—After we had been out to sea but a little time, the chief engin eer discovered that one of the piston rods had a slight defect in it—a thing not infrequent in a large mass of ma chinery—and that in passing to and fro the unwonted friction caused by this defect would in the course of a very little time make the piston and all around it red hot. The conse quence of this would ibe very serious, and would mean a breakdown in the machinery. To allow it to occur would be madness; to stop the machinery to remedy the defect would rui...
SINGULAR BURIAL CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 3 June 1914
•i SINGULAR BURIAL CUSTOMS. When the" Laplanders bury a ccrpse, they put into the coffin an axe, a flint and steel, a flask of brandy, some venison, and dried fish. With th» axe the deceased is supposed to hew down the bushes or boughs that may obstruct his passage in the other world; the provisions are for him to subsist on during the journey; and the flint and steel are designed for striking a light, should he find him self in the dark at the day of judg ment. The Muscovite Laplanders observe other ceremonies still more gross. They not only supply the defunct with money on his own account, but like wise provide him with money for the porter of Paradise, and a certificate from the priest, directed to St. Peter, specifying that the bearer has lived like a good Christian, and deserves to be admitted into heaven. They walk in procession several times round the body, demanding in a whining tone the reason of his leaving them. After several other equally important mum meries, the body i...