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Valedictory Social [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Valedictory Social -o A pleasant evening was spent at the local Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, when Mrs. IS. JS. Dunkley, who, after a residence of eight years, on the eve of her departure, was entertained by the members of the congregation, and made the recipient of two hand somely bound volumes of the poetical works of Sir Walter Scott and Sir. Robert Browning. The chair was occupied by the Rev. S. H. Dorman, M.A., who in making the presentation, referred to the guest's many excellent qualities, and to her long and honorable association with -the church. Whilst regretting Mrs. Dunkley's departure, their loss would mean a gain to some other church. However he trusted that she would not look upon the gift for its intrinsic value, but thai she would accept it in the spirit that it was given. On behalf of the congregation he wished Mrs. .Dunkley happiness and prosperity, and God's blessing. (Applause.) Mr. Duncan Mclrityre endorsed the, sentiments expressed by the Chairman, and &am...
IF WE KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
IF WE KNEW. Could we tout draw back the curtaina ■That surround each other's lives, , See their naked heart and spirit. Know what spur the action gives; Often we should find it better, Purer than we judge we should— We should love each other 'better, If we only understood. Could we judge all deeds by tnotire«. See the good and bad within, Often we should love the sinner, All the while we loathe the sin. Could we know the powers working To overthrow integrity, We should judge each other's errors "With more patient charity. . If we knew the care and trials, Knew the effort all in vain. And the bitter disappointment, Understood the loss and gain; Would the grim external roughness Seem, I wonder, just the same? Would we help whore now we fainderT . Would we pity where we blame? Ah! we judge each other harshly, Knowing not life's hidden force; Knowing not the fount of action Is less turbid at its source. Seeing not amid the evil All the golden grains of good; Oh! we'd love each other bet...
Wimmera and Western District Stock Sales. OVER 1½ MILLION SHEEP SOLD FOR 1913. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Wimrnera and Western District Stock Sales. OVER 1>.&lt; MILLION SHEEP SOLD FOlt 1913. Messrs. Young Bros., Horsham,Xhili, Hamilton find brunches, report a con tinued firm demand for all clauses of stock, and from December 1 to 20, they sold 144,399 sheep, 547 rams, 1803 cattle, 77 horses, 1 stallion, and for the current year, January 1 to December 20, a total of 1,091.191 sheep, 401(s rains, 18,450 cattle, 3523 horses, 80 stallions. The opening sale for 1914 at llorsham sale yards will take place on Saturday, January 17, and already 5000 excellent sheep are advised. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5000 splendid sheep are to bo yarded at the Booroopki sale yards, . near Gorolce, Minimay and Kdenhope. On Wednesday, January 2M, 5U00 excellent sheep will be yarded at (he Goroke sale yards. On Thursday, January 29, at Hamilton, 10,000 splendid sheep are to sold (conjunction Messrs. T. II. Luid law and Co.)
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
O INVENTORS PATENT S Obtained in Commonwealth and Else where for Improved methods of Appli ances, Tools, etc., of any description. Full Information, Coats, etc., sent on application to A. O. 3ACH3E, C.E. AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS' FUND BUILDINGS, Corner Collin* and William St*., MELBOURNE.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Jury RssisiQti Caurt >TICE is hereby given that a Jury xN Revision Court for the purpose of revising the. jury lists for the County Court, town of -Rainbow, will be held ut the Court House, Rainbow, on the 23rd day of January, l'Jl-i, at 2 o'eloek in the afternoon. Dated at Rainbow the 9tli day of January, 1U14. Wheat Agency. TO THE AL13ACUTYA, YAAPEET, NYi'O and HOPEVALE FARMERS. A VING been appointed to represent XI Messrs. John Dariing and Son at the Albacntyu and Yaapeet 'Railway Stations, 1 will be prepared to purchase wheat in iny &lt;)uantity at tlie ruling market rates, during the ensuingseason. On Broad Acres. A LARGE AMOUNT of Trust Money on broad acres (leashold or free hold) at lowest current rates, may be obtained on application to E.'E. DUNKLEY, Clerk of Petty Sessions. N. V. McLEOD, Rainbow. J. J. 15RITT, Rainbow. ADVEIvTISKKS uro requested to in future lodge their an nouiiceiiients for Saturday's issue, at the " Argus" oflicc not later than 1.-15 p, in. on...
Knew Him Well. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Knew Him Well. It was a contested will case, and one of the witnesses, in the course of giving evidence, described the tes tator minutely. "Now, sir," said counsel for the de fence, "I suppose we may take it, from the flattering description you have given of the testator, his good points, and his personal appearance . generally, that you were intimately acquainted with him?" "Him!" exclaimed the witness. "He was no acquaintance of mine!" "Indeed! Well, then, you must have observed him very carefully whenever you saw him?" pursued counsel. "I never saw him in my life," waB the reply. "Now, now, don't trifle with the Court, please! How, I ask you, could you, in the name of goodness, de scribe him so minutely if you never saw him or never knew him?" "Well," replied the witness, and the smile which overspread his features extended to the faces of those in court, "you seo, I married his widow."
Robbery at an Hotel ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Robbery at an Hotel ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL John Barrett, .a country laborer, came clown from Rainbow 011 30th December, bearing a roll of thirteen £1 notes, with which he intended to celebrate the arrival of the new year. However, his enjoyment was suddenly curtailed. On the "night before new .year he encoun tered some smart men in a Mel bourne hotel, and his money vanished. Some of the money was spent before he Kent 1o the Union Hotel, in Russell-street. As a result of his report to the police, Herbert John Duff}'., was im mediately arrested and locked up oiv a charge of imposing upon Barrett and obtaining £8. Barrett is a true illustration of the country tj-po. With a dust grimed blue-colored handkerchief covering his neck where his whiskers cndccl, lie stepped into the witness box and gave bis evi dence in a. sleepy, tired manner, drawing out simple answers, touched with "country slang, in response to Inspector Kenneally's questions. The evidence secured by this method was u...
Presence of Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Presence of Mind. In front of his Chelsea (Eng.) house l Sir Thomas More had a garden and gatehouse, and, as there was a pleas ant view from the summit of the gate house, he used frequently to sit there, accompanied only by his dog. Here it -was that he was found one after noon by a wandering maniac, who crept upstairs and saw the feeble old man dozing. "Leap, Tom, leap!" he cried, and at the same time tried to throw him over the battlements. More had not; physical strength enough to reBist, but he had the wit to say: "Let us lirst throw this little dog. over." The man immediately threw down the dog. "Pretty sport," said the Lord Chan cellor. "Now, go down and bring him up again." While the madman went down for the dog, More made fast the door be hind him, and so managed to hold the fort until deliverance came.
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. The Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the Nev York Bar, Bishop Winston C. Ruther ford told the following story:— The morals of the New York Bar seem to be about like the morals of Colonel Byrne, 110 better and no worse. Colonel Byrne, a Kentuckian, de fended a man for murder. It was tes tified that this man murdered a wo man on the night of August 20. Two or three witnesses saw the deed. It was committed under the milky light of a full moon. The witnesses were able to iden tify the defendant on account of the 'brilliance of the moonlight. The de-. fendant could not prove an alibi, and things looked pretty ibad for him. But at this point Colonel Byrne pro duced an almanac showing that oh the night in question there had been no moon whatever. Thereupon a great laugh resounded through the court room, and the defendant was speedily acquitted. "Colonel," said the defendant, after wards, "how much do I owe you?" "You owe me," the Colonel answer ed, "five hundre...
Sports and Pastimes CALEDONIAN GATHERING [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Sports and Pastimes & CALEDONIAN GATHERING The annual Scottish gathering, in conncctiou Avitii the Rainbow Cale donian Society, has been definitely fixed for Tuesday, January 2-1. An attractive programme, including Scottish piping and dancing, Scottish pastimes and a number of miscellaneous events, has been issued, and the gtthoiing promises to be as successful as any &lt;>f its predecessors. All the events are post entry. Programmes in iv ho obtained from the secretary, Mr. A. Millar, Federal-street, Rainbow.
TAXING BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
TAXING BACHELORS. In Memphis, Tenn., bacHelors are taxed to maintain a summer house for sick babies and their mothers. The amount of the tax is determined by the "income, eligibility, and general attractiveness of said bachelor, due deductions being made for overweight, baldness, loss of one eye, and general disposition." The usual tax assessed is five dollars, which is collected in the following manner. The law provides that "no unmarried male arrived at the age of twenty-one years shallbe allowed on the streets of Memphis af ter 9 o'clock p.m., or to court, visit, or accompany an unmarried woman to any place of amusement," unless he has paid the tax. He must present a bachelor's licence on demand of any j unmarried woman, married man, or police officer. If he can't or won't, he is liable to a fine of twenty-five to fifty dollars. A number resisted payment and were brought before the police magistrate and fined double the amount of the tax. Now everybody is paying cheerfully. Life'...
PEDESTRIAN HANDICAPPER RETIRES [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
PE DESTRIA N II AN DICA1TE R RETIRES Mr. R. J. Pearson, of Warracknabesl, who for many years has represented the Victorian Athletic League as handi capper for the Wimmera. has decided to relinquish the position, a9 he finds the duties impose too great a tax upon his leisure time. The announcement will be received with regret by district athletes. Mr. Pearson, in his official capacity, has earned the confidence ot competitors and public aline. llis handicapping has invariably been followed by good acceptances, a practical proof that he gave satisfaction to the runners. The effect of his good judge ment has been- shown in the many close finishes provided at Ilorsham, Nhill, Warracknabeal, Rainbow, Jeparit, Min'yip, Murtoa, Rupanyup and other district sports meetings. Many dead heats have resulted under his handicap ping, and on one occasion he secured a dead heat between three in a hurdle race.' Mr. Pearson was one of tiie first to handicap Postle, and has dealt with most of the leadi...
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. At an inquest lield recently at Mas terton (New Zealand) on the body of &Ir. Robert J. Ewingtou, one of the rnost remarkable wills on record was produced. A witness stated that when he arrived at .the spot where deceased was found Ewington asked him to get his field-glass case and rifle. The dy ing man said: "I have written on them," and asked witness to read the writing to him. Deceased then asked witness to copy the 'writing and send it to his brother Charles at Masterton. The writing on the field-glass case, which had been scratched ■with a piece of wire or a nail, was as follows: — "Look after Maudie and the child ren. Look after things, Will. H. ap point R. Dagg and Charley.—(Signed) Bob." On the same case were scratched tho words, "Hard luck!—Bob." On the butt of the rifle there were scratch ed these words: — )ear Charley,—Give Will Harding every chance, and he will help Maude and my family. Put him on the right road.—(Signed) Bob." There were al...
Railway Returns A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
Railway Returns ^ a substantial increase The following is the return of business transacted at -the Rainbow Railway Station for last month, which has been courteously furnished by Mr. T. Glee son, stationmaster:— Passengers £180 Goods (inwards) 1370 Goods (outwards) GOO Parcels 58 Liye stock (inwards) 6 Live stock (outwards) 35 Miscellaneous 15 Total - - £22G4 Against £1317. for the corresponding month of December, 1012.
A WEIRD PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
t A WEIRD PROCESSION. Five hundred snake-charmers, sounding weird notes on their pipes, formed the unusual yet picturesque procession that followed to his gravo Katch Sarak, a man of big renown in his business, who died in terrible agony as the result of a cobra bite received while practising his profes sion in the neighborhood of Garden Keach, India." "Guru," or god, he had become dub bed by the people amongst whom ho lived, such was his influence over poisonous reptiles. His services were sought recently by a neighbor who had missed many fowls from his com pound. Going at dusk one day, the snake-charmer discovered a cobra of unusual size amongst the birds, so formidable, in fact, that he postponed his attempt to capture it until day light, when he was successful in se curing it. Instead of dispatching the snake at I once, he took it to the local bazaar I for the edification of the natives. On ' attempting to extract its fangs, the cobra wriggled free and darted at its captor, who ...
A Rush for "Cheap Silk" PILES OF LETTERS WITH POSTAL NOTES MAN ARRESTED ON FRAUD CHARGE Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
A Rush for "Cheap Silk" PILES OF LETTERS WITII POSTAL NOTES MAN ARRESTED ONT FRAUD - "CHARGE' Sydney, Tuesday. Detectives have arrested a' in.m named Ewen l'ercy "Liddle'on a charge of con •-spiring to defraud. Ho ' was' remanded lo-day until 'ltttli January. , - kin-lie is u recent arrival in tin? State. Advertisements' have been appeai-ii;:: it1 many con ill i-y newspapers in ot 1kt Stated, th~ liewsi-apeiH in L\e\v South Wak-d bein&lt;2 avoided, offering ten yards of yooil washable silk, on behalf of the G.-yloii Siik 0>mp-.'.ny, Pitt-street,' Sydney, for 2* Gel, the offer to he open only trt 14th January. The detectives' saw. one of the ' advertisements and" visited the address. There they found Liitdfe' in a rooiii with a number of conniry -newspapers a .id about 3")'.) letters containing postal note?; but they' •could, vee !io -Mik.' Tiiey then vi.sitctl Lidillfe'd residence, and f-mnd a woman ' seated'" on the ■ flour- of a bedroom opening letters' on• the bed. in ...
CRUSHING REBUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
CRUSHING REBUKE. In the early days of railways, on some of the lines smoking was not allowed at all, either in the trains or on the station buildings. One day a station-master of a large station, a man noted for his conceit and pomposity, descried a gentleman pacing the platform with a cigar in his mouth. He at once accosted the offender and requested him forthwith to stop smoking. The gentleman took no notice of this command, but con tinued to walk, emitting a silvery cloud. The station-master asked him to stop smoking more peremptorily than before; but still the owner of the Havana maintained a provoking dis regard. A third time the order was repeated, accompanied with the threat that if the obstinate sinner did not obey he would be handed over to the tender mercies of the porters. The stranger took 110 more heed than before, so at last the official, completely losing liis temper, pulled the cigar out of the smoker's mouth and flung it away. I Tins violent act produced no more j c...
PTOMAINE POISONING. RAINBOW CONTRACTOR AFFECTED [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
~ TvAINBOW CONTRACTOR AFFECTED At an early hour oil Tuesday morning, Mr. A. J. Barton, builder and contractor, of Rainbow, was the victim of a severe attack of ptomaine poisoning, his condition being such as to fear serious consequences. It appears that on Monday evening Mr. Barton drove out to Mr. N. Innes'" farm, Kurnbrunin, where he had secured a contract for the erection of a rssidence for that gentleman. Before leaving Rainbow Mr. Barton purchased a small quantity of German sausage. He partook of portion of the sausage for tea, and a few hours later he was seized with violent pains in the stomach. A stimulant having been administered Mr. Barton appeared to be recovering, but subsequently a recurrence of the trouble was noticeable and alarming symptoms presented - themselves. Shortly after daybreak Mr. Innes and Mr. T. Johnston made prepara tions to bring Mr. Barton to Rain :bow; the former mounted a horse . and rode post 'haste to secure medical assistance whilst Mr. Johnston d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 10 January 1914
of Dimboola. £5 Reward. rpiIE above reward will be paid for X information that will lead to tlic convict ion of persons placing rubbish in any other place than the rubbish depot at .Rainbow, after thfs date. J'.y order, II. D'ALTON, l/S/13. Shire Secretary. fa f f Sji ^ ^ - wr^ COPPER SHOWERS Made of bail copper and pcaifticaliy everlasting. Costs a little imre, perhaps, than the ordinary Galvan ised Iron shower, but the quality and workmanship amply repay the purchaser for the slight additional expense. Sold in the following sizes at the prices shown: 10 in. diameter, 4/9 ea;h 9 in. diameter, 4/4 each 8 in. diameter, 3/2 each 7 in. dta.ueter, 2/6 each 0 in. d.an»';ert 1/U i c.i:i WUNDERLICH LIMITED, Manufacturers of WunderUch Metal Ceilings, 243 COLL'Nj STREET. MEL30URNE I Strauss, SEHS©M'S G00DS NOW TO HAND. SPECIAL KOVELTIES SHOWING IN Summer Fabrics, Embroderies, Zephyrs, Prints and Muslins. Just to liand a special shipment from Manchester of Calicos, v Sheetings, Forfars, Madap...