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"MAD GALLOP TO DISASTER." [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
"MAD GALLOP TO DISASTER.' "The wages of rural workers have gone up 100 per cent, in the last ten years. Their hours are often short er, for they don't begin as early. Their I work is not as good. We have to pay that much more for less and worse work." This, in brief, is the opinion of Mr. W. J. Cartwright, Temora, one of the best farmers in Australia. Yet the Labor press, and the union agita tors who depends on strikes for a liv ing, try to drive down the throats of the community that the rural worker is a poor, underpaid, overworked, shockingly-sweated creature! Mr. Holman, as Premier, has promised wages boards for the country. Yet, on the word of Mr. Cartwright, there is no trouble with the farm hands. Under conditions as they are, if the ! wages boards are forced on the coun try it will be the farmer who will be sweated and the farm hand will ride the high horse. It will be a mad gal lop to disaster, agriculturally.— -"Syd ney Stock and Station Journal."
NIGHT VOICES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
NIGHT VOICES. By IS. S. Sorenson in the "Sydney Mail." Recently Mr. H. Watson asked for 1 information on the night voices of the bush, remarking that "there are other night-birds besides the mopoke and the night hawk—those barking birds, for instance, and another fel low which makes a sort of screech." What he calls the night hawk is the white-throated nightjar, a useful in sect-eater; and the chap that yelps for his mate is the barking owl. There are many diurnal birds that are not altogether Quiescent at night, nor do all the nocturnal cries come from birds. Koalas, possums, and squirrels make a lot of noise when a couple of .them have a disagreement. The pos sum calls pleasantly in peaceful hours, and the squirrel ofttimes vents a chat tering squeal as he darts from one tree to another. The most familiar ! noctures are those of the dingo, the mopoke, and the stone curlew (weelo, ■ or stone plover). The dingo's howl, is always a lonely sound; the call of the mopoke is sweet, haunt...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
LADIES' LETTER, i : j By "Irene," in Melbourne. It is really astonishing liow quickly we have the new season's fashions here, and, in a way, it must be confess ed, it is rather a pity, for it means we are adopting modes designed for sum mer fabrics while we are still in win ter and wearing cloth and heavy weight materials. But as soon as in dications of the advance styles arrive, people will have them, so, in conse quence, they are shown by our leading establishments. For instance, already ie flat Watteau and Dolly Varden kind of hats, which have been intro duced in Paris for spring, are being shown here: They are very pictur esque and distinctly (becoming, but not nearly so cosy and comfortable as the close-fitting ones we have been wear ing for a long time. However, per haps it is for the best, as the majority of women have been complaining bit terly of trouble with their hair and of its falling out excessively, and they blame it in a great measure to the close, tight-fitting hats...
FAMILY IN STATUES. WOMAN'S WEIRD WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
FAMILY IN STATUES. WOMAN'S WEIRD WELL. Miss Catherine MacCaig, whose bro ther, the late Mr. John Smart Mac Caig, an Oban (Scotland) banker, di rected in his will that 12 colossal sta tues of himself, his wife, and his fam ily should ibe erected on the top 'of the walls of a gigantic tower which he had built on Oban Hill, has left an eccentric will on a similar plan. Miss MacCaig, who died last year, was the last of the line, and by an early will left various bequests in the ordinary way, but in 1910 she added a codicil to take precedence of all else, by which the MacCaig Tower might gain further fame, and be ten anted within as well as without. The tower is to be railed in, and on the inside more statues are to be erect ed, to her father, mother, brothers, and sisters, and herself, to the number of 12, "including Peter, who died in in fancy." Where a likeness is not pro curable the statues are to bear a close family resemblance to Mr. Mac Caig, the donor of the statues on the walls....
THE FINAL CALL. ACTORS WHO DIED ON THE STAGE. PROPHETIC UTTERANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
THE FINAL CALL. ' j ACTORS WHO. DIED ON THE - STAGE. PROPHETIC UTTERANCES. The death of Mr. Walter Dagleish on the stage of the King's Theatre, Fremantle, recalls the fact that many notable actors have made similar dra matic exits from this world. Some years ago, says the "Sun," it was the custom of the attendants at the Prin cess Theatre in Melbourne to point to a bloodstain on a carpet at the exact spot on which Signor Frederick died when he was playing in "Faust." The story of his tragic death used to be told in awesome whispers. Among actors of a superstitious tem perament the bloodstain—as the stain ! had never been sent to the public analyst for identification it is difficult to say whether it was human blood— was a hallowed spot, and many of them who were seen doing an undig nified side-step not in the business of the play were only trying to avoid desecrating the death-stain with the point of their stage shoes. Signor Frederici died, as several imperson ators of Mephistophel...
The Advocate. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY MORNINGS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1914. Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 17 June 1914
glbttjaccrte* Published Wednesday Mornings. WEDNESDAY, JUKE 17, 1914. Local and General News. The next Mechanics' social is adver tised for Tuesday evening, 30th inst, commencing at 8.30. To let—about 100 acres of land (por tion of " Vision Dale," Moe) Tenders close on the 23rd inst. Meeting of Narracan Shire Council on Monday next. Tenders for various works are invited by advertisement. - Mr H. E. Rankin (Duggan), who in tends opposing Mr S Barnes at the forthcoming State election, delivered his opening address at a meeting held at Fumina on Saturday evening last. The engagement is announced of Miss Dorothy Brace M'Neil Robertson, only daughter of Mrs A.M.Robertson, of " The Falls," Narracan, Gippsland, to Mr Cuthbert William Snowball, second son of the late Dr. Snowball, of Melbourne. Smith, Nicolson Pty. Ltd., auc tioneers, of 383 Bourke Street, Mel bourne, report having sold, through their local representative (Mr D. A. Nicolson), portion of Lloyd's estate to Mr H. Bechaz ; also...
THE SCREAM SKIRT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
THE SCREAM SKIRT. ! A London paper , has,., had to pay £500 for. saying of a young lady's , ball costume: "It's absolute transpar ency left little to the imagination. It J was a bit 01 scream . . .The plaintiff gave evidence that the dress I ! was made'by aii oi'dina'ry dressmaker, ! ' Now, if it had'been Miss Lottie Tan- j and under her mother's supervision, go who got this "write-up" she would have sung:— ' | Mother knew what, the dress would I show; » • ' If anyone knew it, Mother would know; i ■ And how to a ball a girl should gof' j The dress was a perfect dream. : : Yet did a London paper rude i Adopt the critical attitude j Of wowsers railing against the nude, And called it a bit of a Scream, j These liorried reporters ought to be j Drowned in the depths of the Zuyder Zee; ' j I know lier name—it is C.A.T. | She can gush and flatter and beam, | But when in the office she takes her pen And stops her jinks with .reporter men She shows her own true colors then, She called it a b...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
FSOM VARIOUS SOURCES. The Panama Canal, although not of ficially opened, is already being used toy ships, and waterborne traffic is passing through the canal. Thus, after ten-years of labor and at a cost of over £80,000,000 the Atlantic and pacific are united by a waterway with a minimum depth of 41 feet. The ad vantages gained by countries upon the Pacific by the construction of the canal are of great value, and the shortening of many trade routes is of infinite importance to the world in general. : In centuries past the Isthmus sent Rich galleons to ancient Spain, And later De Lesseps the gold of France Poured out in her lap in vain. She seemed like a land of woe aud death, Accursed by an evil star, Till the Yankee came, alert and game, To shovel at Panama. The work is done and the way is clear, As the long wet roadway free Spans out aud weds Atlantic surf To the blue Pacific sea. The steamers cast their shore lines 1 off, As the great lock gates unbar, And a, wonder new for the w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
Relieves Us of Anxiety.—'• Ever since my little boy (David) was three I have given liim Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," says Mrs G. 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 oE 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.* Several items, including Trafalgar pig market and portion of our council report, unavoidably held over. Never Without Them.—"For years I suffered with indigestion and consti pation," says Mr W. P. Dunstan, Menzies, W.A. " I tried dozens of medicines, but obtained no relief. Hear ing my customers speak so highly of Chamberlain's Tablets. I gave them a trial. After only a few doses my health was greatly improved, and after a course I was completely relieved of both com p...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
CHURCH SERVICES." ♦ SUNDAY NEXT. Presbyterian Church services :— Sunday next—Moe 11, Yarragon 3, Trafalgar 7.30, Rev. C. Robertson. Methodist Church.—Trafalgar 11, Trafalgar South 3, Moe 7, Rev. Mitchell; Trafalgar 7, Mr Green; Thorpdale 7, Mr McLean ; Childers 3, Mr Harris; Narracan 3, Mr Walker. - Church of England.—Moe 11, Tra falgar 7, Rev. G. W. Blanchard ; Tra falgar 11, Yarragon 7, Mr A. J. Fisher; Hill End 11, Tangil South 2.30, Moe 7, Student.
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE? The village of La Garde, in the De» partment of Ariege, France, became • greatly agitated by persistent reports that a retired Toulhouse police offi cial named Carol, who died last month, had been iburied alive. The au thorities finally also became alarmed, and ordered an investigation, which established that the sexton of the graveyard where the body was buried, a man named Delpech, while filling in the grave, had been. startled by , tappings from the coffin.. He called a passer by, who also heard the noise> The family €f the supposed dead man was then summoned, but, says Reuter, after waiting a long time without any repetition of the tapping the brother in-law said that it was the sexton's I imagination, and that lie was - BatiS1 'fled that Carol was'dead. He ordered the grave to be filled up, which waq.V done. ' ..
Moe Post Office. Mails are exchanged with the undermentioned places: DESPATCHED to [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
Moe Post Office. Mails are exchanged with the under mentioned places :— DESPATCHED to— Melbourne, daily, 9.40 a.m and 6.25 p.m Up T.P.O., daily, 9.40 a.m and 6.25 p.m Down t.p.o., daily, 11.20 a.m.& 8.15 p.m Wklhalla, daily, 11.20 a.m. Upper Moondarra, daily, 11.20 a.m. Moondarra, Tuesday, # Thursday and Saturday, 11.20 a.m. , Jubilee and C.ooper's Creek, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 40 a.m. Coalville, Narracan and Thorpdale, daily 11.20 a.m., Thorpdale, Monday, 8 a.m. Willow Grove, Hill End and Duggan, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11.20 a.m. RECEIVED from— Melbourne, daily, 11.30 a.m and 8.25 p.m Up T.P.O., daily, 9.45 a.m. and 6.35 p.m Down T.P.O, daily, 11.30 a.m., 8.25 p.m Coalville, Narraca'n and Thorpdale, daily, 5.30 p.m.. j Thorpdale, 9.35 a.m., Mondays only i Walhalla and Upper Moondarra, Mon day, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur day, 9.25 a.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 6.15 p.m. Moondarra, Cooper's Creek and Jubilee (via Walhalla), Wednesday and .Friday, 6.15 p.m. ...
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATROL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
FROM PAPUA. WHITE WOMAN ON PATROL. TANGO NOT THERE YET. Mrs, Greenland, who is at present in Sydney, has spent just eight months in Papua on the Mambare River, in which division her husband was magi strate. It is away up near the Ger man border, and the only other white woman lived 70 miles away! "But we knew each other quite well," Mrs. Greenland said, "although we actually met only three days ago, here in Sydney. They had plenty of eggs at the other station, and a na tive boy would often arrive, with, a .lit tle gift from my unseen friend. It .1. seemed so strange meeting for the ' -1 - first time across a hotel dinner table, after having exchanged so many let ters through native carriers." "What did you do all day?" "Well, in the morning I'd fus3 round, thinking I was very busy with odds and ends, then I'd read, and on the station there is always something , happening, so that time never hangs on our hands. You would hardly be lieve that although I took out quite a stock of sewin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
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TRAFALGAR STOCK SALE. Messrs J. K. Jennings and McInnes report under date of Saturday, 20th June: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
TRAFALGAR STOCK SALE. Messrs J. K. Jennings and ; Mclrfnes report under date of Sat urday, 20th June:— Light yarding of cattle, and prices firm for all classes; and a good attendance of buyers. Milkers and springers, to £9 15s ; heifers to £5 12s Cd; backward cows, £7; fat cows, £9 5s ; fleshy cows, £4 to £(5; store cows, £4 10s ; 2yrs-old heifers, £3 10s ; year lings, £2 2s; poddies, ISs ; bull, £7. Pigs— Light yarding, and brisk bidding. Porkers, 50s ; slips, 27s 6d ; suckers, 12s. Horses— Five farm horses, on account- Mr M. Knight, Buln Buln, and one on account J. Duggan, £37 ; one, on account of H. Young, £24 ; one, on Account Job Wilson, £31 10s. ^
John's Point of View. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
John's Point of View. 1 In the neighborhood of Shanghai an English sailor, on his way to the foreigners' burial - ground to lay a wreath on the grave of a former com rade, met an intelligent-looking na tive, carrying a pot of rice. "Hallo,'John," he hailed, "where are you going with that?" "I takee pot on 'glave—glave of my fiend," said the Chinaman. . "Ho, ho," laughed the "sailor; "and when do you .expect your, friend to come up and eat it." "At samee time," replied John, "that your fiend comee up and smel lee flowers." You can build a hpuse, but a home must grow,. "A •- saaiplc.
THE HORSE. SHOEING THE HORSE. A Prize Essay The following prize essay on this subject is from the "Blacksmith's Journal": [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
THE HOHSE. •HOEING THE HORSE. * A Prize Essav The following prize essay on this • aubject is from the "Blacksmith's JoUr- ' " nai":— The growth of a horse's hoof is like a fingernail, and unless it is worn off at the bottom or bearing surface, it becomes too long. If worn off too much, the sensitive portions of the foot do nit have sufficient protection, and the horse goes lame. In a natural state, however, the horse's hoof keeps itself perfectly proportioned. If the ground is hard the horny portion is worn, away as fast as it grows. _ All shod:ho(jJ3 b^6ame overgrown in -fronf four to five weeks. In such cases/ there appears to be an excess of horn at the toe, and since the horny fibre does not grow straight down, but obliquely forward, the plantar surface of the foot is carried forward. This-' throws it out of proper relation with, the rest of the foot and injuriously af fects every part of the foot; in fact, the entire leg may bear directly upon it. On an average the wall will gr...
CORRESPONDENCE. TOWN IMPROVEMENTS. (TO THE EDITOR). [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 24 June 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. [We wish it to be distinctly understood that we do not Decessarily approve of the opinions expressed by correspondents • in this column.] TOWN IMPROVEMENTS. (to tue editor). Sir,—Your interesting article last week, on the advisability of a shelter shed for Walhalla passengers and an overhead bridge, is quite the thinsr. showing what a lot of "deadheads" are amongst the business and com merce folk in Moe. If not only the residents of the townships along Gippsland line, but our councils, made the slightest attempt to hustle so much better it would be for the progress of the district. Trusting that your able pen may awaken "Sleepy Hollow" to demand those much-needed reforms which you have alluded to,— I am, etc., TOWNEY. ] 5/6/14