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III. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
Richard Dale's heart was heavy. In splto of his bravo words of an hour since, when he had ordered Lib 1,5' and lire brothers out of his sight, the "poorhouse" loomed large on his mental vision. In a week's time, if not before, he and Betty would be li'rnec" away from the small holding that had been farmed by his father imd grandfather before him. He had spoken of work, but who would take an old man when there were plenty of young ones ready and i-ager for employment? rfis troubled gaze went from time to time to that pathetic figure in the inglenook. He watched the shadows deepen until a brooding peace seem ed to envelop all the land; the nod ding tea-roses Bhowed darker in the ga'hering dusk the scent of flowers idte heavily from the dew-drenched earth; the smell of clover and new t.iown hay was in the air. This was the hour that ho and Betty had al ways loved the best-the hour of rest after a day ot toll. With Angers that shook he felt for a time-worn briar, and, placing it me chan...
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. Marriage is never a failure-but tho contracting parties frequently are. All meu arc 'borne free and equal, but most of them spoil it by getting married. If it is anything he has paid to hear the average man belleveB It iB true. A woman never lias much use for a man who she cun't teach to be jeal ous. "Widow's weeds" rarely inter fere wltli the growth of a future crop of orange blossoms. If a man cun't persuade some wo man to lead him into temptation ho gets in of his own accord. ? It's surprising how many friendi you have when you don't need thorn. " There is no crime ou earth a ?woman wont' forgivo a man If he tellB her that her 'beauty drove him to it. Sometimes our paths are Btrewn with red rose leaves, sometimes with blue summonses. Women want everything that man lias, except moustaches and bald heads. Every dimple In a pretty girl's face registers a dent In a man's heart. Diplomacy Is, in tho main, the art ot backing down with dignity after you have gone too...
THE WHOLE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
THE WHOLE TRUTH. By Vernon Ralston. William Arnott came out oC tlic olll ccs of Solleiiberg, Stelnthnl anil Com pany in despair. lie hnd had recom mendations from half-a-dozen people when he canio from Canada to London, lie had expected that the keen Loudon business men would have jumped at the chance hu put before them. Tnreo ;if tho six linns had declined to s-'ie him at all. The great .Jacob Roth stein, the famous promoter, hiwl heard him for live minutes and then had re marked: .Wilis is wild-cutlery, i.ioin you lg friend. That sort of lusiness we do not touch." Arnoit had told him wrathfully that lie was so used to flouting shady com panies that lie did not know a sound business proposition when he saw It. And now Soilenberg, Steinthal and Company had frankly laughed at him. Sollenbr'rg himself had got up ill the midst of his explanations to telephone to a friend to meet liini to supper at the Kitz the next evening, and then had turned to Mr. Arnott. "Nothing doing. We've twent...
WIVES WORTH WINNING. Well-Known Novelists on Ideal Womanhood. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
WIVE8 WORTH WINNING. Well-Known Novellati on Ideal Womanhood. Tastes, ot course, differ, but men appear to want a wifo "who novor ex isted cxccpt In romantic dreams. She muBt be a model of all virtues and possess no fa'.lingB. Sho muBt be "so pretty that we are nhvnys proud, and .-io good that we aro nover uneasy; a wumau who wears well and looks lior .iiest In twa-year-old gownB; who ap plies the adjective 'important' in re lation to our work, our food, and our desire for unfettered holidays; who laughs at our small jokes und pre serves a marble faco when we aro scorcd oil' by others; with whom wo liavo the massively comforting sensa tion that ehe will never recognise the plain, Btaring fact that we are not uravc, not wise, not clever. T|ie words quoted are those of that popular novelist, Mr. W. B. Maxwell, and "the astounding, incredible thing," tie concludes, in liia comments on the sort of woman a man likes, "1B that, wanting all that, we so> .etiines get it." A truer note, p...
HOW TO TALK. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
HOW TO TALK. Ivoop clear ot personalities in conversation. Talk or UiingB, ob jects, thoughts. Tho smallest minds occupy thomBolvcs with porBons. Do not ncedloBSly report ill ot others. As fur us possible, dwell 011 tho good sldo of human beings. . . There is ovil enough in man, God knows. But it is not the miBsion of I every young man and woman to do tail and report It all. Keep the at | mosphore as pure us possible, and frugruut with gentleness and char ity.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
Special Announcement. W ABKAGUL, OWING to increased Railway Facilities we are now doing a Steadily increasing business in Your District and Neighborhood, and Cus tomers will find it very much to their advan to send their orders to us WHY ? BCAUSE our prices are much Lower. Even less than Mel bourne when Freight added. BECAUSE of Greater Variety, Larger Stocks, jDirect \ Importations from Manufacturers, Seasonable. Novelties. Up-to-date Goods all the Year Bound IF You ftant Anything from a Needle to an Anchor, Send us a Trial Order. Wo Guarantee You will be pleased and become a Regular Customer. Drapers. Grocers, Ironmongers, Wine & Spirit Merchants Central Emporium, Warragul. iSIar-Wade Automatic Milker. The Last Word in Milk ing Machines. devolution work in tlio cotv yartl. Cuu cunied in the pocket. Marvellous i" its simplicity. "Requires no expert kimu-leil^o in order to work it. A Boy of Twelve with Four of these Machines can milk THIRTY COWS AN HOUR COST (which means so ...
Not Meant for Either. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 24 April 1914
Not Meant for Either^ Many years ago, at a dinner part? in Glasgow, there "waB ®rosont a law yer of very sharp practlco fond of giving toasts or sentiments. After the cloth -was removed and the bottle had gone around ones or twice, tho ladle* withdrew to tho drawing-room-all but one very plain old maid, Slio remained behind, and aa the conversation began to get a littla mas culine our friend of the "long robe" was anxious to get rid of tho "old maid," anil for thiB purpose rather promaturely asked tho privilcgo of giving a louBt. This being granted, he roBe and gave tho old toaBt of "Hon est men and bonnio laflBos." The toast was drunk with honor, when tho dame, who was sitting next the lawyer, roso from her soat, gavo end of her ibony linger, and, having said, "That toast neither applieB to you nor nie," left tho room. An American recently forwarded a letter to a neighboring town, request ing tho postmaster to deliver It "to any rcBpectablo attorney." - After teu days It ?was Tetur...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. A strong solution of borax poured down sinks and drains will banish o£ lensive sniolls. A little ground almonds mixed through a Fruit cake will provent the fruit sinking to the bottom. If you want to heat a Hut-iron in your room, a tin plate over the jtub jot will enable you to heat the Iroc iwiee as quickly. Before blanching almonds soak thorn for two or three minutes hi bolting water; the skin will then slip off quite easily. Scorch marks on linen mny DO re moved bv rubbing with a freaSicut onion, the garment being alter varda soaked in cold water. To stop hiccough, give the patient a teaspoonl'iil of granulated sugar and vinegar. 11' (Ills does not alford In stant relief, repeat the dose. When boiling any kind of greens, use sugar in place of soda, wI1U.i1 gives the greens a much better flavor, but they then require a little longer cooking. To "break in a new pen point quick ly, dip it in ink and hold it in the llamc of a lighted match lor a second. Wipe and dry...
When She Began To Think. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
When She Beaan To Think. "Biddy," said Pat timidly, "did yo Iver think o' marryln'?" '.'Shuro now," said Biddy, looking de murely at her Bhoe-"shuro now, the subject has niver entored me miml at all, at all." "It's sorry, 01 am," said Pat, and lie turned away, "Wan inlnuto, Pat," said Biddy soft ly. "Ye've set me thlnklu'." Tho whisper of a beautiful wornw^i can be heard further than the louilest call of duty.
The Same Line. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
The Same Line. Several "commercials" were Heated iu u railway carriage, when tlio door opened and an elderly woman enter ed, whose appearance denoted that she was a native of the Emerald iBle. One of the party, who posed as a wag, at once began to extract amuse ment from her by asking a number of ridiculous questions, to which she replied good huinoredly, and at last exclaimed: "Now, sow, I've given you a good dale ov me history, may I take the liberty av axin what yo are yersilf? What ye do for a livln' loike?" "Certainly, ma'am, certainly,'" was the roady reply, "I'm a traveller in tho hard and soft goods line." "Iiulade, now," said Biddy, "that's quare, my ould man's a traveller, too.' "Indeed, ma'am," was the surprised rejoinder. "What line is ho in, pray?" | "Just tho same as yersilf, sorr, the hard and soft goods lolno-he thravels | up a ladder wid bricks an' mortar." , The iiKiuiBittvo bagman did not j press for further information. I
The Limit. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
The Limit. .Mary June's muster is a slightly ec- . centric bachelor, lie lias one most irritating habit. Instead of telling her wliat he wants done by word ol' month lie leaves on his desk, or 011 .the kitchen table, or anywhere else where she is likely to see it, a note curtly directing her to "Dust the din ing-room," or "Turn out my cup board," and so on. The other day lie bought some note paper, with the usual die-sunk ad dress imprinted upon it, from the sta tioner, and ordered it to be sent home. Mary Jane took it in, and the iirst tiling that caught her eye was a note attached to the package. She read it open-eyed. "Well," she said, "lie's asked me to do a few things in his blessed notes, but this is the limit. I won't stand it no longer!" For the note rend: "Die Inside This Package."
THE LOST LAKE OF GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
THE LOST LAKH OF GOLD. bomewhere in north-western Ari zona-the precise whereabouts is now a matter ot conjecture-Is a lake of gold formed by Nature. On Decem ber 13, 185S, it party of gold-seekers, twenty-two men in all, were prospect ing in north-western Arizona when they came upon a band of uouuitl Apaches, who had with them cousid erable gold, in the shapo of nuggets and dust. After many pressing ques tions as to where they had obtained it, a half-bred .Mexican volunteered to guide the white men to the spot for a consideration. lie led them three hundred miles over a wild and desert country, to a spot near the head waters of the Uila river, where there were three mountain peaks iu the form of a triangle. Here was a dried-up lake, the ancient bed a jumble of nuggets and gold-dust. The prospectors shov elled ,C -10,000 worth into sacks, and twelve o£ tliem set out with it to Fort Yuma. They never reached Yuma, however, for tliey were am bushed and killed by Apaches in a delile sinc...
WHISTLES AT HIS WOKK. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
WHISTLES AT HIS WOKK. "My boy," said Undo Hiram, "dqn't, for pity's sake, look glum, An* don't sol tight your lipa as it they speechless were, an' dumb, When some hard task's betore you, ior, though laboring like a -Turk, The happiest 1'ellow's he who sings or whistles at his work. A lesson from the buzz-saw learn, that rings with honest glee, While into lumber it converts the trunk of stoutest tree, That hums a low-toned melody when easiest's its lot, An' always shins the loudest when it strikes Die hardest knot, "To make of every (ask a joy you'll liud's an art worth while; The hardest problems of the world are solved by those who smile. Abe Lincoln, when affairs of state perplexed him, deigned U> chalf, Well knowing logs would lift before the sunshine of a laugh. lie joked when Uio.se about him stood in woe ami gloom profound, Vet 'twas his hiughter-wrinkled brow that fame undying crowned, lie smiled, or likely chuckled, through each problem's softest spot, IHit shook with hea...
The Times. FRIDAY, MAY 1st [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
FRIL/A.Y, MAY lat J. D. Hoywood, reports having let the following properties. 270 acres on Ac count of M. Parker to Messrs Parke and Barrett. 100 acres on account of J. A. Bridge to A. Watson. 10 acres on acc. N. Knight to K, Hamilton, 20 acres on account of E, Hamilton to P. Morrit. 89 acres on account of F. Monot to M. .1. Jones. Undor the auspices ofthc Moe Criekut Club, a Grand liall will bo held on May 8th. in the Moe Mechanics' Institute. The event is being lookod forward to with great interest, and natrons from the Trafalgar district will be assured of u most enjoyable time. Melbourne music will be provided and everything that tends to make a function of this kind pleasant and enjoyable is rooeiving the attention of the Committee, Double1 tickets are fixed at 5/, which curries the Committee's guarantee for complete sat isfaction. Wnrragul footballers vUued Yarmj^on on Wednesduy lust and were defeatod bv y.n to 7-n, A number of important clearing sales will shortly be conducte...
Wasted Energy. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
Wasted Energy. The excited individual entered the crowded room whilst the mooting wub in progress, and, having eleared his throat, ho look out a bundle of notes, and commenced to address the meet ing. The chairman made repeated ef forts to interrupt the Bpeaker; but lie refused to be culled to order. The oration lasted close upon nn hour, and when he had resumed his seat the chairman managed !o gain a hearing. "Have you iiuite done, sir?" he asked. "Yob-quite; but 1 defy you to dony the truth of my statements," he re torted. "I have no wish to, sir," said the chairman. "The gas company, the .management of which you complain, is holding its annual meeting In the next room. This is the Vegptarian Society 1"
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author ot "Tho Soul of Margaret . Rand," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock Uild Co., London & Melbourne. . All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. - "Is that you, Peter?" ?The oycs of Paul Danvers wore raised with difficulty, his breath was coming fnst, ho looked through the dim shadow of death at Peter Bol lairs, the friend of his life. "You have come. You aro good," said Paul, and lie smiled faintly as he moved ono very thin hand until it touched the hand, firm, browu and strong, of his comrade. "I was the lucky one, in one sense," ho added after a pause. "Wo both made up our minds to be rich, but somehow I got the gold and-you?" I "I am a poor man still," answered , Poler Bellalrs. "Well, never mind, never mind," said Paul. "You aro not dying in your youth and I am. I liavo made my Pile. The diamond fields at Kimber l»y, you understand; I was in at the rush, and I l'.avo loft some of the money in trust to you for Sheila, my little gir...
Already Equipped. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
Already Equipped. "Don't know whether it's) new or not. 1 lioiird it at G said the man who had recently returned £10111 that town, "There's a rich willow living just outside the place," he continued, "and alter several elderly gentlemen had vainly endeavored to lure her into matrimony, a report gained circula tion that she was a regular man-hater. Finally a wealthy widower, carrying with him tlio evidence ot good living and the heartiness that seolts con genial coinpanship, visited the town, and was soon a caller upon the in tradable widow. "After lie thought sullieient ad vancement had been made to justify a proposal ho proceeded to feel his way. '"Beautiful home you have here.' "Yes, I enjoy it.' " 'Fino outlook, fine trees, vory line all round. But there is one tiling lacking.' " 'YOB.' " 'it is an Adamless Eden, doii'', you know. You are so good in everything else that I should think you would ho glad to share these blessings with a liushand.' " 'Aro you proposing, sir?' " 'In a...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
CHAPTER II. Mrs. Dale, widow of the late Georgo Dale, lived with her only child in a tiny villa In South Kensington. Even the smallest villars are expensive in that part ot the world. She WBB a slight, pale woman with light bltio eyes and a faintly aquiline nose. In appearance sho was the essential ot grace, tout no one could call Margaret Dale beautiful. A little boy with hearty lungs was crying lustily iu his own special nur sery. His name was Ralph, and his n-other, at least, thought liim the most beautitul creature in the world. Mrs. Dale had been a widow now for over two years, and it certainly did como into her head and also into her heart time and again that another husband would not be entirely amiss. She was very poor, very poor in deed, and did not like poverty. She was considered by lier neighbors to be an exceedingly attractive woman. She was still young, and when, some time ago, she ha'l met Peter Bellairs at an evening entertainment, she had found the handsome, dark-ey...
FEMININE TRAITS. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
FEMININE TRAITS. A woman walking on a city foot way will generally choose the inside. She does so partly in order to look at tlie shop windows, but cliiolly 011 ac count of the slope ol' the pavement, which is less on the inside. In trams and omnibuses womeu mostly sit near the door. At the far end you will, as a rule, see a majority of men. When men read while travelling they nearly always read newspapers, but in the hands of tlie reading girl, you will, with rare exceptions, see a book. \Vllun a woman is crossing a street with much traliic, she runs, in nine cases out of ten, and the older she is, the more Inclined she is to run. But tlio man walks very deliberately. A woman lvoids a closed umbrella by the middle, and usually clasps it to her body. No one over saw a man carry it in this way. A woman usually raises a cup or a glass or a fork to her lips correctly-that is with her el bows close to her body. Most men stick their elbows out, against all rules of etiquette. I11 lightin...
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Trafalgar and Yarragon Times — 1 May 1914
CHAPTER III.' ? Beforo Peter Bellairs left Bloem fontein he had a long Interview with the lawyers, Messrs. Krux and Kru ger. They gave him a copy o£ part of the will, which satisfied him that his friend 1 ad dealt fairly by him. A the rest o! the money, which Paul Danvers called Ills pile, was secured for the maintenance of Sheila. It was to be hers without let or hindrance. It was to be hers if she married even at seventeen, and it was to bo hers If at the age of twenty-ono she were still unmarried. But tlio sum of Paul Danvers' wealth was not mentioned. Peter ask ed Mr. Kruger what it amounted to, and to his astonishment was told that this was a secret which would not (bo revealed until the money was hand ed over to the young heiress. All Kruger would permit himself to say was this: "It is a large sum-a very largo sum, but I am not allowed to mention tile amount. That was one of my client's strictest injunctions. You may take it for granted, however, Mr. Bella:rs, that your little...