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The Digger's Sweetheart. I. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
The Digger's Sweetheart. . By H. G. .Maclaurin. I. "Hiillo! boys! look what's blown into the camp." It wan at a very parly hour 011 a bright, sun-shiny morning. The gold diggers had issued l'rom their respec tive tents, and were now busily engag ed in making preparations for their simple morning meal, before going to their claims to pursue their feverish quest for gold. So engrossed were they in their tasks I hat they had not noticed tlie approach of the newcom er, until their attention was drawn to him by the above facetious remark, which fell from the lips of Ben Lang ton, one of the diggers. Thr newcomer was one of the last persons in the world whom one would have expected to encounter in a rough and tumble mining camp, lie was not. more than 5ft. i'in. in height, and his form was slim and dapper. He had a pair of large, innocent blue eyes, and a complexion like a girl's. The clothes ho wore were much too big for him, and appeared to have been intended originally for someone else...
MARKETS. GIPPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE SELLING CO.'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
MARKETS. G1PPSLAND CO-OPERATIVE ! SELLING CO.'S REPORT. j Butter.-Choicest at Is 14-^ti to Is 2d, first grade 11/2(1 t-0 Is ld: and occasionally lower; seconds lOd to lO^d, off lots 9/^d, separa tors 9/^d to lOd, dairies 7to 8d. Cheese--7%d for prime new | loaf and 7d to iy> I for medium! sizes, poorer qualities lower, semi-matured and matured \ to 8d. Eggs firm at Is 4d and Is 8d. Bacon.-Prime 1 ipclit sides lOd, medium weights 9!-7d, heavies 8%d, middles lOVid to lid, hams Is to Is Id. Wheat.-? F.A.Q. 3s 9d. Oats.-Milling Is lid. feed Is 8%d to Is 9d, medium Is 7%d to Is 8d. Maize 3s lOd. Chaff.-Prime oaten £3 5s, oc casionally £3 7s Gd. Potatoes. Prime Oarmans are offering at £5 to £5 5s, with very few buyers; Brownells £4 15s to £5. Onions. Prime Brown Spanish are now worth £6 10s.
H. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Tht' sun glared down upon the dig gers as they bent to tlieir arduous (ask. As (ho day advanced, (he heat became almost unbearable. With parched throat and burning limbs the boy stuck doggedly to his work: but at length be was compelled to let tall his shovel, and sink exhausted on the stump of a tree. Sweat poured from his forehead: his eyes were like balls of fire. Jim came over to him, and said: "What's your name, youngster?" "Sydney Wood." replied the buy. "Well, Sydney." continued .lim. "it t;eenis to me lhat you've took on more than you can manage. I brought yon along just tn humor you; but 1 knew all along that the work would prove too much for win. I'm not go ing to say that you haven't the pluck --it's the strength you lack. Now, I've just been wondering if we couldn't turn you into a cook." "A cook?" gasped Sydney. "Yes, that's more in your line, isu't it? 1 suppose you could cook, after one or two tries." "I would do my best," replied Syd ney, nervously. "I'm not used to ...
District News. MEENIYAN. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
District P3ews. MEENIYAN. Tho A-N.A. met 011 Tuesday evening last, when there was a good atteVida neo. One now mem ber was elected. The item on the syllabus was "Card Evening," which was thoroughly enjoyed. Next lodge night being summons meeting, the item is "Trial by Jury," and preparations are now being made to carry it out thoroughly. A meeting of tho Recreation Reserve trustees was held on Wednesday evening last, Cr A McDonald in tho chair. There were present Messrs Manily, McKitterick, Dyke, Courtes, Fur rell and tho secretary (Mr Adams). It was decided to pur chase about six: acres of ground off Mr Hanily in ordor to square up the reserve, and tenders are to be called immediately to level a portion of tho reserve and sow down paspalum, and fencing will also bo proceeded with nt once. Some Lime back the correspond ent of the local school (Mr N. R. Dike) sent the photo . f the oflieial opening of the sloyd and cookery centre to Miss Raaman, the liead teacher of the district scho...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
III. "Is it true? Is your name Maggie Griffiths?" asked Jim, hoarsely, when he had recovered. in some measure from the shock occasioned by Klla's startling words. "Yes, it is true," replied: the girl, hanging her head in shame. "Can you ever forgive me for having de ceived you? I hated to come here ui.der false pretences; but it was the only way to escape detection." "How have you found out the truth about hoi-?" asked Jim, turning to Klla. "Kasy enough," replied "EOlla. "I've had ineves 011 her since first she name, and yesterday I got hold of a .Melbourne newspaper dated two months back. In it was a picture of this girl, and a full account of what sin' was wanted for. It seems she was with this fellow David Walton as his secretary, and got thick with his nephew. Kinding out. that the old iin. 11 hail made a will in his nephew \ rtbur's favor, she coolly poisoned the "h! man, intend in tr to make up to Arthur, ami collar the brass. She worked i' so as one of the servants should he ...
A Mixed Beverage. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
A Mixed Beverage. 'I ll'' Herman h'mperor. while out' of a hunting parly in Hie North o£ Ger many. paid a visit in a lady residing ill 1 he neiiUil.orliood, and (hhl'i".; 1" is visit v. as served with a eii|j of Hot lioiiilluii. Knurossed in I he conver sation, t!i" Kaiser deinandeii from the Seivant some suiiar and (.-ream, tinder tlie impression thai the etip remained tea. The servant iivoimht th" tvif,.ir and cream, and the Kais r help -1 him self, no one daring to tell Mis .\U-joy t.y of his oviov lie wised the cup to Ills 1 ipr;. and, discovering his int.stiil.'K drank the contents with a stoicism at which all wondered.
Offside. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Offside. Dr. 0. W. Kimmlns, inspector of schools, recently told a good story about the visit of that famous scien tific body, the British Association, to South Africa. During the visit one of the learned professors went to a barber to have a shave, and the latter, as barbers will, chatted about the local news. "What exactly is (his British Asso ciation?" he asked. The professor explained that if was a society of learned scientific men. "Oh," said the barber, in tones of evident disappointment, "I thought it v.as a football team!"
Victoria's Electoral Rolls. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Victoria's Electoral Rolls. THE revision of the electoral rolls for the Victorian Assembly has given some startling resu'ts. No fewer than 100,000 names have been added to the old lists : an J achievement ^ liich shows that tho past Ministries were sadly parsi monious, or thatelectoral jfficials gave sorry returns for money paid them. Politicians nniv amuse themselves by trying to apportion j the blame as accurately (or as in accurately) as then- personal in terests suggest; hut tho average elector looking at the- figures finds other matter for serious concern. The old roll gavo the country electorates 363.129 voters, and tho Metropolitan constituencies had 318,786 ; that is to say, the Pro vinces were 44,343 votes to the good. The old state of things was bad. The population and the political power of G-reater Mel bourne was a menace The per fecting of the rolls has shown that the evil is far greater than most of us supposed. The Metropolitan ebctorates have now 394,095 voters, and ...
Real Sarcasm. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Real Sarcasm. Said the friend: "A girl I know told me she didn't like the tango-she lound that in it .she was more danced against than dancing. "This same girl attempted to tango with a fat man at. the ball. The fat man was a great bungler and he knew it. lie gasped, as they hobliled about to the straiiiH of sweet IIIUBIC. " 'It's awfully kind of you to danco with me-me, the worst dancer in the room!' "Then lie trod on her foot for the sixth time, and the girl replied: "'Oh, how can you say no? Why. joi hardly seem to touch the floor.'" Wo increase our wealth when wo lessen our deslros.
Motor Accident. MRS. DUNN OF WOO[?]RRA INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Motor Accident. MKS. 1 > 1*NN. &lt;)[. i n 11; .].;!). hast Monday's ' A" hamuli! | llic. iif.Vii of a .-i lions ^i,i~i11ri wi;li ! I a nioi or t-sir mill » jinln r driven by | M r-j M '(Jormielc who had wi.h her; i Mrs Dunn, wife of Mr !>unn, of Wooiarra W. h , who wiit S|.«u.liiii; a 1%-w »i>t:lvs holiday ill ill'' met mp.lU It .seem- th'-y wei'" (iiivin^ a'oiiL: 11.ill}-! on ST. o!, Uriglitvit Heaeh, on . Salu;'lay evening, nli'ii a motor ear ; lr:till a xiz .?'??A dir. etioii i;iasli-ii ! i i^:n into i in- jieker a>;.i snia.-dieiI il to p:«rcs aial threw the ocupurp > oi: to ! he !oa 1. .Mrs Dliau received; ML dee'.i oil I a1111 a 11 =;hi v conl usion i mvr I lie left «»\v wliieh ale;] " isxera! slit I. vs i'' ? i i i l; j.m in. She j wa-s al^o fcvfivly hruiM'd ah-in i li&lt;? i I tiee and body anil was removed lo | Dr. Li-iiiy's house al tSatulrin&lt;>ii:im. ! where she t? ai.i: 1 a very li.nl ni^Ii! j ami on Sunday al tei iv oil was re...
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST By WolluBley I'nin. "This timo to-morrow," said Henry Uedgeham, the head waiter, "1 shall bo my own boss." "And I wlsli you luck," said James, who knew that he was to be promot ed to Henry's place. "You'll want some luck, 1 reckon. 1 wouldn't like to take over a business where they have ;;alK to wait. It may be a good thing to be your own boss, but " "Good thing," said Henry, "there's no doubt, about It. Being my own boss I shall have a smoko and a drink nt twelve in the morning it' I want it and I probably shall. The dose will be repeated at two o'clock, after a nice steak and a pint of bitter, and in tne evening as required. That's what yon get by being your own boss." "That's all very well," said the jun ior waiter, who had sounded the hoi iowness ot coffee-shop keeping in his spare time; "but what about the gals that are going to do the waiting for you, Henry? They'll do you down every time, and you'll have nothing to say to 'em-being gals." : "Well," said H...
MARGARINE. A MENACE TO BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
MARGARINE. A MENACE TO BUTTER. The colored margarine)question has received a good deal of atten tion by all interested in the butter business for some time. Thore have been immense improvements in the methods of manufacture during late years. Formerly it was made from oleo, s'.earine; re fined beef tallow. To-day there are three distinct kinds-oleo margarine, made from animal fats; vegetable margarine, made from nuts, mostly cocoanuts ; and a margarine made from a mixture of these two varieties. Doctors differ as to the food values of margarine- The medical superin tendent told the Bermondsey guardians a few months ago that he could not make a similar re port as to margarine as he did when the alteration in the dietary of butter to margarino was made in 190S, as, in his opinion, the constituents of margarine had changed since that time, and its composition was not of such nutritive value now as formerly. The relatively high prices which have generally ruled of late years for butter ...
MR. FRUITGROWER. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
MR. FRUITGROWER. Rain, hail, sunshine, blow or snow, the middleman never worries. He will "make it up" whichever way it goes. One of the main essentials to suc cess is loyalty to your co-operative society. Do not split up your consign ments and give agents an opportunity of operating against you with your own ammunition. You must bo a mighty strong man, Mr. Fruitgrower, to carry your own ami other people's burdens the way you do. Don't you feci sometimes that you would like to drop some of it; that you would like to play a little and work less? If the old apple tree could speak it v. ould surely protest against giving half its income to some fellow in Mel bourne who never produced anything but a fat bank pass book. Whistler the artist, way once walk ing through a Held, when suddenly he found that a huge bull was making straight, towards him. lie ran as he had never run before. When he reached the other side of the fence he saw a farmer, the owner of the field cooly watching the proc...
Leongatha Catholic Sports [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Leongatha Catholic Sports At a meeting held on Thurs day evening, the following balance-sheet was received and adopted : Receipts.-To entry fees, £17 6s; donations, £75 l'2s; sale of members' tickets, £9 10s ; «ale of booth, £11 10s; takings at gate, £15 14s ; bookmakers' fees, 15s ; receipts from ball, £24 14s Gd : receipts from ladies' committee, Mr G. F. Michael), 5s. Total, £174 13s 6d. Expenditure.-By prize list, £35 10s; printing and advertising, £6 12s ; band, £4 4s; music for ball, £5 3s; registration fee, £1 0s 6d ; hire of hall, £1; donation, trustees Recreation Reserve, £3 3s ; Police Department, 6s Gd ; hire of tarpaulins (Victorian Rail ways), 10s ; petty cash, stationery and postage, £1 8s 3d ; sundries, £1 4s 6d ; insurance on S!iire Hall, 5s; cheque book, 2s Id; balance in Colonial Bank, £114 4s 8d. Total, £174 13s 6d. The first American oil well was found accidentally in sinking for salt in 1845. Since its incepLion, the mater nity allowance lias absorbed the sum of...
Church Services. SUNDAY, MAY 10. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Church ServicQB. Sl'MiAV, M.W Id. CATIIOMS Clll'ltcil.- Mass, l'oora J», [M.stjr 11 .mil 7 30. I'llKSISYTKUIAN CliVKi'lI- TilOlU 11, ri 11., W unriirr i 2.110, SNclsh |)0u! 7. (Jin.'Ki.'H "F - Boolnrnnu 11, WiH'KuT.i \\ eM-2.i!0, I'.isier j, ilud^kin HHII 11, Agues River 2.SO, Toon 7. MKXUOI>IST Cni'j:ci*-Foster 11 .md 7, FO.-ter Noilli 2.30, Wuurnrr.i 11, Huddle Knnge 2 30.
TOORA RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
TOORA RIFLE CLUB. a I A. tropin', presfiiitivl liy Mr SiVocI;, Was slio: fur on ^atiiriav Ins1, re Mlifc'd in a win 'or A. \Y. U. Mcl'lu-r s&lt;>u. Til-.* (.'(Uiiiiti ii&lt; Wi'.o 10 sIidLs at liuO vurds. Si-.'ii'f : - A. W. Mrl-hr K. Downing . ('. h. Fox . x. v. . Kl?]iin (!:i son ?Hi .in :n» ?! I :;!) oS 27 i'O S A spoon jlioof u-i ! be lii>].l on Ssiltir (1 nv. ! 0 islii't- at ;i00 yauls. All now nioiuliers uml tlio-e ui-liin^- to U'eorm; mciutn'i &lt;; iin- -ri to lit ciiil in oiiler to >t:i:i mr.-skt'lrv i: i;rsi\ I
Foster and District Cooperative Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Foster and District Co operative Butter Factory. A meeting of tlie I>irt'ciors of the above rom|);ir.y was held on Thins day, -,'' (1 ult., to meet Mr. \Vil-onr Milling''!' of t ll&lt;) (i i p | IS 1 :l 11 ll llllll Nill' flit-ru Selling Co. Ltd., who attended lor tln&lt; pui-jose of -xplaiiiinc; (lie reasons mi'liTiiijf ni'civs.-iiiry an in L'H-i.-e ill till' hliurn I'apif'il of tli.it ronipanv from .£,'!&lt;), Odd io .Ci'.'iO.O''1i ami also other 11ia11erti 1 onehiny upon ] lln- following resolutions :- | (J). --Tint tin; name of t hi; company lie j I'll OIL'' ll fl l >111 I ill-. " I > i 11}) -llWl',1 ami Xmihern Coi.fii'ia'ive SeiJiii'.: (Jinn pany 1 ,imit oil'' I., ill.' " (lipp-dand anil Noitli"i-ii C.ii.perat iie Selling and In Hur inee (.'oiup.iny Limited." (-). - "That tin.- i-i | lit al .if i hi* emu pail j' bo iiK-i'oast'.l IV.iin i'o'i.OiMi. in tl,0(H> sli n e . of £,"> I'licli, tn L'-Tili,iii)1), m fit),I 0') sli.-iivs ( f LTi i'li...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
To b& held on May 16l!i. I7^ N'THl.ICS for 1.1)0 events lmrrwitli J closo with tlii' Hc'erefeiry on Fri day, May 8tl), and must lie accom panied by last - years pi'ifuniiancrs, and nomination fees. JIANDIOAI'" UXI»KKHASI> Ciiop, of £5. 1st £!, 2nd £1 ; nom. .'Is, ncc. '2s-. II ANIIICAI* STANDING; BLOC:K CIIOI>,. of £."). 1st i'f, -nd £1 ; nom.. .'Is,, aw .'s SiiKKKiian H'AXKICAP, OS£I. 1st t.'i'. -nd £1 ; nom. :5s, ace Is. J. li. t'.UXN, HiJu. See , Mt Best,. Toara.. - J Why Don't ] you Rug your j Dairy Herd? j It pays in the long run, pro- [ clucing better results, and pro- j longing the lite of the animals, j THESE ARE PROVED FACTS j and we are convinced thai \ once you commencc tugging I your stock, you will be 'more j than satisfied. The I 1 lis ill Patent j and CROSS GIRTH RUGS are the best rugs on the mar ket, and we guarantee ihem to give satisfaction. Do not be talked into taking a sub slitute. Ask your storekeeper for the above maker,, and if he has not any in...
Dire Distress. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
Dire Distress. "Excuse me, Jones," said the well dressed friend, "but personal friend ship promps me to speak." "What is it, old chap?" >. "I fear that, unless you improve your personal appearance, you may lose your job." "I hope not." "You need a new hat." "Um." "You need a. new suit." "Um." "You need shoes. Man alive, your feet are 011 the ground." "Quite true," admitted Jones, with a sigh. "Then tal&lt;e t'-.iS week's salary and spruce up." "Can't squander any money on my self, old man. My wife Is worse off than I am." "Dear me! How is that?" "She needs a new feather in her hat."
A Question of Honor. [Newspaper Article] — Foster and Toora Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 7 May 1914
A Question of Honor. Among other anecdotes of Uuiver sity life, Dean Hole tells of an occa sion when there was some doubt as to the locality of a city mentioned in a Greek text, and the lecturer address ed a youth who had just come up from the famous Shrewsbury school. "Now, Mr. Bentley, you are a pu pil of our great geographer, Dr. But ler, the Atlas of our age, who carries the world not on his shoulders, but In his. head, and you can probably en lighten us as to the position of "this ancient town." t, "I believe, sir," was the prompt re ply, "that modern travellers are of opinion that the city ought to be plac ed about ten miles to the south-east of the spot which It now occupies on our map." After receiving respectful thanks for the information, the informer told Dean Hole as they left the lecture room that he had never heard of the .venerable city before, but that for the honor of Shrewsbury and the re futation of Dr. Butler he felt himself bound to say something.