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The Economist. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
The Economist. Some people seem to think ttiat, to sot rich, one must economise like Blanco. Blanco's faithful old dog had turned . sickly and savage, and so Blanco said to his wife, on arriving home from business on Saturday evening: "I'll shoot Towser to-morrow morn- • ing 'before church." Blanco paused, then added, stern ly: "So remember, please, that he won't need any breakfast."
John Obeyed. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
John Obeyed. Just prior to the balloon ascent, which formed one of the chief events at a big gala and flower show, a deter mined little woman elbowed her way through the crowd towards the car, and began to make a scene. Her hus band had arranged for an aerial trip, and had already taken his sot. I-Ie hd, however, reckoned without his wife. "My dear good lady," said the aero naut, soothingly, "your husband is quite safe in my hands. I'm no nov ice, you know. I own quite a number of balloons!" "I'm not talking about balloons!" snapped the lady decidedly, "I'm talk ing about husbands. He's the only one 1 have, and he's not going up in that thing! Come out, John!" And John came out. Mr. Tightfist—And so you are the noble fellow who rescued my wife from in front of the electric car at the risk of your life? Take this shil ling, my heroic man, as an expression o£ our undying regard. Mr. Rags — All right, boss. You know better'n I do what that woman's worth!
A HUGE PROFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
A HUGE PROFIT. Sir James Yoxall tells, in his new book about collecting, another story of a collector's handsome profit— "A bookseller purchased for £200 the MS. of one of Dickens' best works. For a long time that interesting manu script had lain neglected. I am told that it had been left on the mantel piece of an empty house formerly in habited by a person connected with Charles Dickens in business. The bookseller tried to sell it for £500, and failed; £400, and failed; £300, and failed. "A few years later, having to meet a sudden demand for cash, he parted with the MS. for the sum he gave for it, £200. The purchaser at that price kept the MS. for some years, un til one morning a bookseller, tho agent of a now famous but at that time unknown collector of rarities, came to the owner of the MS. and of fered to buy it. "'My price is £2000,' said the owner. A cheque was written on the spot."
BUSINESS-LIKE WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
business-like woman. (A claim Is put forward in one ot :he dallies that girls are more alert n money matters than men.) Nona is what you call a bachelor ?irl. She has a little money, and enough self-confidence to float a bat tleship—or any other little trick that *clf-confldence comes in useful for. The other day I called on Nona -with i pair of gloves Bhe said she had won over Bome trivial dispute of ours. She was reading a paper with every appearance of satisfaction. "Hollo!" she said, from the sofa, "you don't mean to say you've remem bered the gloves at last?" She put Jown the paper thoughtfully. "It's 'liiito true," she added. "Yes," I said, "quite true. I stayed awake all night remembering the beastly things." "No," said Nona, "I wasn't referring to that." I bade her sit up and explain her self. "Well, you see," she said, "you men always say we're no use in money matters. And I'm glad to see it pub licly contradicted at last. Now take these gloves. How much did you pay for the...
A Terrible Fix. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
A Terrible Fix. With a smile on his rubicund fea 1 tures, the hotel manager was peace fully enjoying forty -winks. Business was booming; the place -was full. , Good! Knocks on the door of his sanctum, however, 'brought him back to earth. In staggered a perspiring waiter. "P-p-p-please, sir," he stammered, "I'm in a terrible fix. A gent has just ordered roast mutton, and he's already had one portion as venison."
BALLARAT STORE AND DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
BALLABAT STORE AND DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. Friday. Coglilan, Bon so and Co. Toport:—A fair yarding came tforwaj-d for this -week's market, comprising principally store cows, young cattle, ami a few pruts of steers. Fat cattle: Only a few fat cows forward, for which competition was keen mid prices firm at late quotations; test forward to £8:5.; others, £5/10/ to Jc.li beefy 6orts, £4/10/ to £5/5/. Vealers sold •well at late rates, only small ports being •penned, which made from 40/ to 57/6; one well-grown prime eort, £4/16/. Store cat tle: There was a good attendance of buyers. Competition throughout was teen, and prices realised compare favor ably with late rates, almost a complete clearance being effected under the ham mer. Best 6tore cows made from . 3/5/ to £3/12/6 to £4/2/; others, £2/5/ to £3; Ji to 2-year-old steere in good condition 1 made from 60/ to 71/; 3-year-old do, JC5 to .£6/2/G. Heifers sold in pons of 4 to 9 head from 5o/ to 60/ to 67/ to 78/6; young eorts to 50/. Young...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
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Sporting. NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
Stoning. NOTES. l.r. connection with district as.- uiation football matches* lier t»; gii meet Scaradule on Saturday °.n«-xl at Berringa. A match wi;la)s>o probably be arranged between Lin tou and SiiiythesRia'o. The Berringa players are hard at work getting in to form. The Berrh)p:i School boys font "bttll clnu have elected \V. Cliff, rd as their captain, \V. 15ray treasurtr, and John Will iacis secretary. Someone h;*.-* been contemptible -enough to destroy two of tho posts on the Berringa State BCliool boys football ground. Should the boys be interfered with again .action will be taken by the police. • Mr Joseph Mack., writing from Berry Bank, gays:—"Can yon ac count for eela getting so numerous in the Woady Yalloak Creek ? Thirty years ago they were very aartly seen or caught, and now they can be caught in the flats in dozens, and hundreds :&lt;i\j killed in Lake Oorangamite. It ia impossible for them to come here out of the Bar won, on the one side, or the Emu Oreek 0...
HORTICULTURAL SHOW ANNUAL EXHIBITION AT SCARSDALE. ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
HORTICULTURAL SHOW ANNUAL EXHIBITION AT SOAKS DALE. ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY. If thoro waB any need to demonstrate the adaptability of the soil in and around rfcarsdalo for fruit-growing and floricul ture, it wad fully exemplified at the an nual show of the local Horticultural So ciety, held on Saturday evening in the Town Hall. There was a largo gathering nf spectators, including many from a dis tance, and the general verdict was that, considering the adverse weather condition* of lute, the exhibition was far anil away abovo all expectations. Some of the fruitii shown were magnificent samples, and as for the ilowers, more particularly the chrysanthemums, several blooms haTer not been surpassed at exhibitions in Bal larat and elsowliere. Geranium*-.figured preeminently, and the -work of dainty Bul gers was shown to advantage in button holes and dress .sprays. Vegetables were Bomewhat limited; but the exhibits wcror of the best. Soiuu beautiful pot plants attracted general attention and ad...
It Is Said. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
it Is Sam. That owing to the electrification of railways causing delay in the delivery of a parcel of books sent from Geelong last week for distribution amongst the Ber ringa Methodist Sunday school scholars the books cannot be handed out till 31st inst. That ratepayers should note that their rates must be paid on or before 10th June to ontitle them to have their names placed on the voters' roll. There is men tion of a contest in the Ea3t Riding, Grenvilleahire ; Leighshire retiring coun cillors will more than likely be returned unopposed. That the weather is too dry to do any good for the country. That improved lighting is to bo effected at the Berringa State school, and the painting of the residence is also to be car ried out. That tlio Rokewood Presbyterians have completed their choice of a pastor to suc ceed Rev. Goo. Hay, B.A. An announce ment will shortly be made. That great interest was taken in the evidence given by the various parties at tho land board held on Thursday at I...
Pitfield Banner. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as Newspaper.] SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1914. EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
ptftelfr H strata, ■ IHHEI) EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post.Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as • Newspaper.] Saturday, May 23,1914. empire DAY. Empire Day was celebrated yesterday at the Berringa State school. After pa triotic addresses had been delivered by Mr T. H. Wilkinson, Rev. J. Hall, and Capt. Spiller, a programme of appropriate songs, etc., was gone through, and Rene Anthony contributed a vocal solo, Kath leen Reitze and Willie Davies a duet, and Annie O'Donnell a recitation. The flag was saluted, and the children were sub sequently served with sweets. Parents of the children were well represented. BOYS' BAND. The annual meeting of the Berringa Boys' Brass Band will bo held on Monday evoningneit in O'Farrell's Hall. It is to he hoped that the parents of the band boys, as well as the general public will roll up to hear a statement of the doings of the band since its inception. CATHOLIC BAZAAR. A meeting was held on Monday even ing for th« pu...
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. j It is time we should learn more I about that wonderful invention of I Dame Nature known as tlio Venus fly-trap, which, in the United States, finds its homo mainly in the swamps near Wilmington, North Carolina. A specimen transplanted into moss and rich earth will thrive in the house if kept very moist, and it makes the best kind of fly-trap, for it is always on duty and looks otter itself. As the older traps lose their vitality lresh shoots appear and new traps are de veloped. The Venus fly-trap is regarded as one of, the greatest' wonders of the plant world, for it- seoniB to exoroise "U' cliscnniihatlon of taste that is more than human. It is provided with three delicate hair-triggers, and it exudes a sort of honey-dew that attracts the flies. "Woe to the fly, however, that : touches one of the triggers, for, quick as a flash, the two heavy leaves of the trap close upon the victim and crush it, much the same as an ordinary steel trap acts. There is no esca...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
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THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 23 May 1914
THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF INSECTS. A great number of facts of the life o.' insects can hardly be explained ex cepting by admitting a particularly powerful olfactory sense in these ani nii'.hs. The examples are numerous; i:' in an ant-hill, an ant of the same r.;)"cic3 as those that inhabit it, but belonging to another swarm, tries to penetrate, it will immediately be ex pelled. Sometimes the hypothesis lias been supposed of a sort of lan guage allowing each individual to make itself known, but deafness is general in the class of insects, and ants in particular are absolutely deaf. !?r "than tliero only remains' the odor special to each swarm which appears lu constitute a mode of identification. In the same way, when the corpse of a small mammiferous animal is be coming decomposed in a field, a legion of sylphs and necrophors, strangers to the immediate neighborhood, com ing sometimes from a distance of several kilometres, arrive to lay their e;'gs there, guided, it would seem, merely b...