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PERSONAL PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 29 May 1914
PERSONAL PARS. Mr. T. Mum, our respected post master, who is now on his annual leave, will probably go to Milduri office, and he will take his departure from Murtoa as soon as his successor is appointed. The engagement is announced be tween Mr. T. M. R. Coffey, third son of the late Mr. John Coffey and Mrs. Coffey, " Kewell," Riversdale-road Hawthorn, and Miss Jean McCormack, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McCormack, " Balham Hill," Moles worth. Mr. Frank E. J. Blake (formerly at Murtoa Post Office), son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Blake, of Horsham, topped the list of 41 successful candidates with 1636 marks. Mr. Blake is at present stationed at Mildura. Miss Jessie Thome, teacher of national dancing, who had good induce ments to go to Adelaide as a teacher of dancing, has decided to remain in the district. A most interesting wedding was sol emnised at St. Phillip's Church of Eng land, Rupanyup, on Wednesday, 13th inst., when Mr. Charles Culton, third son of Mrs. and the late Willi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 29 May 1914
M URTOA. ^For New Seasons Walk Inside and See our up-to-date Selection, For the Cold Nights, We have a Largo Range of PURE WOOLLEN BLANKETS at Fair Prices to suit all buyers. Don't Forget, Wo Stock Only tho Best of FLANNELETTES—the Famous Osman brand—Non-inflammable, in Cream, White and Striped. Coino Inside and Inspect. We will show you. CHRIS. GULBIN, Federal Stores, M'Donald Street, GIVE US A RING AT PHONK is
Crisp Toasts. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
Crisp Toasts. I. . -H . ■ • -. . A rather cynical toast runs, thus : : ... . "Women—she requires no eulogy.; she speaks for herself." A gallant young man, in. the samo festal circumstances; referred to oho member of the sox' he eulogised as •'•a delectable dear, -so: sweet that i- it honey ; would blush ' i£. her "presence ' ' arid molasses' stand appalled^*?yy At the marriage slipper of a-deaf '• f vws »AW •and dumb .couplo one guest, in the . 1 speech of the evening, wished them ' v-,!:. "unspeakable bliss.".. A writer of . comedies .was giving. : a banquet in honour.-, of his latest.. j work, at which a. jovial-rlEjuest .'gave. the toast: "The author's- very good . I health ! May he livo to. be; as ^old*v. ... I as his jokes." ••••-. } , At another gathering; were toasted . - ;; j "The. .-Bench and the Bar -! If it ... ., ' were not for the bar, there would - ..., be little use for the bench." As pithy was the following toast, proposed at a shoemakers' dinnef : "May we havo nil t...
His Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
His Revenge. A master butcher gave his sales man a week's notice, and now ho wishes ho had paid him off at \'a once. ■ ' ; A lady came into the shop the " day after he received notice of .his discharge, and was shown a loin of mutton. , ' -* ' '• "I'm afraid that is rather to heavy for me," sho remarked. ys:?"-*** "I think not, mmu," replied, the man. "You see, the poor animal died of rapid consumption and fever, . and consequently " . - . / ' But the lady had fled, and he - ..." replaced the joint with a grin of • ■ -■r, satisfaction. ,. &lt;a-■ "Sausages, sir..? . Certainly,"^, he remarked, to another- customer.*. "We.-. •.. ... ^ have the very best. Ever since the muzzling' order has. been in .force- . Hut he, too, had fled. And with a sweet, revengeful smile, t-he salesman . , . hung them on the hook again and waited for the nest. '•
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
The Soundograph. T *A veritable box of tricks is a newt instrument called a pouiido graph, . which furnishes all the sound effects used in conjunction with the operation of moving-piituro ma chines. Producing the sounds which take place In real life, it adds to the realism of tha scenes depicted on the screen. By operating twenty-seven different devices, fifty-four effects can be produced with it, among them the tramping or running of horses, a thunderstorm, the wash of the surf, rain, wind, locomotive exhaust, traiu whistle, automobile, fire ap paratus in action, running water, crash of glass or dishes, fall of heavy articles, the firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade,: and many others. The instrument is 3ft. 6in. in height.
Too Great a Test. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
Too Great a Test. ' -T The professor was giving a lecture on phrenology, and had asked a boy to step forward to act as a sub ject. After a careful examination of the lad's cranium, he turned to the audience, and said : , "Ladies and gentlemen, one pro tuberance on the boy's head is par- •" ticularly well developed. It is the i bump of philoprogenitiveness. In I this case it doubtless proves that . ■ the dear lad has a deep affection ■ ; .. for his parents." : Turning to the boy, he aakod, per suasively : "Isn't that true, my lad?" The boy hesitated a moment before replying. Then he blurted out: . "Please, sir, I likes muvver all iV * right; but I ain't sure of farvor." ■'•••; "Why, my lad, how is that ?" asked tho professor. "Well, sir, r.if you must know," • . finished tho lad, "that there bump as you're a-feeling of is where farver .. ; hit me last night with the buckle end of his belt."
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
Home-made Vise. An ordinary monkey, wrench that, has ; been.1 discarded is used in mak ing thi3 ' vise. The w'rench is sup ported by two L-shaped pieces of iron, fastened with a rivet through tho end jaw, and these in turn are bolted or screwcd to the bench. Tho handle end is held down with a staple. The inside jaw is used in clatnpting and is operated with tho thumb screw of the wrench. Two holes bored through the thumb 1 ;> A Swivel Bench Vise piece will greatly facilitate setting up the iaws tightly by using a small rod in the holes as a lever. The viso.mny be made" into a swing vise jY the wrench is mounted on a board which is swung on a bolt at one - end and held with a pin at the other as sliown in the illustra tion. Various holes bored in tho bench on an arc will permit the board to be set at any angle. A Devonshire lady once sent to "her son a; pair o|-trousers. by book post, which is, of course, cheaper than parcel post. The postal oflicials wrote to her, "Clothes cannot...
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. ——.♦ . lie was a postmaster; and rats in his office were playing ftayoc .with •the letters " and postal . packets ; bo. ho wrote to his chief, and his chief wrote to. his chief, and so- the mat ter went on till about six months later, when, ho; Was older and greyer, he receivedofficial permission to keep a fcouple of cuts and provide for their cost in milk. For a montli. all went well; but theifi he w'as compelled to forward to headquarters this ominous mes sage::?.-'?' .. "I have the honour, to inform you tha ^senior cat is_ absent' without leave. Whatvshall i do ?" - • The rats • were busy again," arid.'.it was impossible) to wait another six months, so/he,took the matter in his own strong hands, and wrote : "Re absent cat. I have promoted the junior eat,.vnnd have tafcen into -Govcrninent service a" probationary: "cg.t' .6n.iJiull-ra,«'o,ns.,« 'The "powers, that be" are still marvelling at his audacity.
(All Rights Reserved.) —THE— Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTEJO'S ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
(AH Rights Reserved.) A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. —h ■ •By W.-Murray Graydon, Author ol :"Matthew" Qiiin," "The Ourse of the ?V:. Cardews," etc., etc. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTE JO'S ESOAP&. . The Russian proved as good as his word. He led his companions across the open space adjoining the prison, and then went tortuously through ' the darkest and narrowest streets • that could be found. To reach Gov ernment House without encountering people on the way was,^ ot course, ^impossible ; out the daring three, trusting to the excitemcnt and to the fact that their faces were partly concealed, pushed on calmly and ^ swiftly,. At every few yards they met . . armed - men hastening towards the lower town, or pouring out of their - . • houses. And the tumult that rose on all sides baffles description. Children crying, women shrieking and sobbing, voices questioning in tones of wild *• '• alarm, the clanging of bells, the dis ■ v tant rattle of muskietrj and roar of , ...
Cart Without an Axle. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
Cart Without an Axle. . ^ ■ Tho boy who has a couple of cart wheels is not always lucky enough to have an axle of the proper length to fit tho wheels. In such Wtxcls Pastened to the Box a rose the cart can be constructed as shown in the illustration. This enrt has no nxle, each wheel being attached .witlf a short pin for an nxlc, on the side and at the lower edge of the box. The outer end of tho pin is carried on n piece of wood extending tho full length of tho box and supported by cross pieces nailed to the ends, as shown.
CHAPTER XLIII. IN THE NICK OF TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
CHAPTER XLIII. IN THE NICK OF TIME. . Scarcely a second after, he fired Volborth was at the window, which faced north from very nearly the mid dle of the house. Lucille joined him as quickly, and thrusting their heads out they saw Leon Montejo running like a deer—he was evidently not, hurt—towards the right-hand angle. He reached .it -and. disappeared, though his ..excited, voice..- could . 'still be heard.;--find • at.-Jtiic. other, side of the house a clamour bad; already "broken out. . ; . . j Dick, meanwhile, - had stooped and lifted Mary from the floor. She was j greatly agitated as~she clung "to him i and between hysterical sobs she gasp- - ed : "Where is he f Did you shoot him, Dick ? Oh, thank'God that you came when y.ou did !" . ,_ "Compose yourself," Dick answer ed, hurriedly. "The scoundrel is-gone —and worse luck. We-must leave here at once to join the marines who are' on their way to help to take the town. And one whom you" know, Mary—an old friend of both of us— will b...
What Martial Law Means. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
WhatMartial Law Means. :—~ Tfao great Duks of Wellington voiced the clue .to what happened in South Africa when ho said : "Martial law means no law at all, but the will of the goneral till the ordinary law can be either establish ed or restored." Even in times of peace all civilians are in Some senses subject to mili tary law, inasmuch as for illegiti mate sale or wear of Army uni forms or medals they could be pro ceeded against, to t>ny* nothing of their obligations under the Army Billeting Act. But under strict martial law a commander may order a curfew bell to ring, after which hour any in habitant found with a light in his house or iii the streets would be liable to arrest. Looters are shot at sight. Tublicans and others hold their licences only subject to the whim of the military commandor, ' and no one can either onter or leave a towti or attend a concert or meeting of any sort without a pnss signed by tho commandant. This has to bo produced to any ofll cor or soldier who m...
CHAPTER XLIV. CONCLUSION. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
CHAPTER -XLIV. -'.CONCLUSION. To describe !the ^'filial 'struggle, the j blQbd^' :,'Cajtiiagey",,'t(Iie desperate fero- • city of ;the -.combatants, " tfie ' scenes •oi liorrcir .a,n'i' panic ' • that abounded i in thq" ill-fated ..town between the hours ', of -midnight add two in the ^ morning-—tljese things would require | I niore space'tfaan'is'available. What ' took piade^while^Dlck and his friends | | were res.cmng' RIdry'' may be passed. ; over liilefly;' -v I ' The 'formiddbte- ' hand' 'of conspira- ' j tors, led by ; Archbcld and Trask, . easily took " possession of the passage fo" the aip'pe'r town, .and drove back the few who opposed them until the alarm •. brought Gore and a largo, force on the scene. Then the latter, attacked':.with intrepid fury by the mutineers,;;and-fighting 110 less valor ously themselves, yielded literally inch by inch, retreating over their dead from house, to house, from street to street. Meanwhile the great er part of the populace of the lower .t...
THE FARM. ENGINES ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
THE FARM. : - 4- ' ' ENGINES ON. THE FARM. " It. will be very interesting if sta tistics could be obtained showing how engines have entered into farm-' ing and grazing operations. . The "Scientific American" recently stated that as . far as the United States are.concerned, in 1911 three companies alone made upwards of 100,000 engines ranging in size from I 2 to 15 'h.p. Eighty,-seven manufac ' turers reported that they : had sold since starting in business 655,000 en gines, while seventy-six firms report ed early in 1912 - that their ijequirer ments for the year were. at . least 705,000 engines. ! As nearly as can be (letermihnd there are '750 manufacturers of gaso line and oil- engines" in the United States,\ and fully 500 of these make a specialty of farm engines. .'Their output must be at least half a' mil lion engines a year. It is safe to as | sumo that there are about 2,000,000 gasoline and oil engines on American farms at the present time. The hum ber is being added to at the...
INSURING MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
! INSURING MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS. I I . • i Owing to the large number of ac-. I cidents occurring every year to moun tain climbers and tourists in the Alps, several Swiss insurance com panies have established an accident policy for the benefit of persons un dertaking these mountain excursions. For a premium of sixpence a season, certain Alpine clubs offer insurance to their members to the amount of about £4 10s., with mcdical care, etc., included. The amount of the premium is less where groups of five i or ten persons are insured together. There is also an insurance policj is-, sued for the winter season against ski and bobsleigh accidents in the Alps. 1931. To make potatoes dry and mealy when baked, put a fork at least twice into each potato to let the : steam out. When baking grease the skins first with a little butter, and': i when cooked they will be beautifully , brown and crisp, with the glazed ap ; pearance that makes them so appeti ! sing. .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
YOUNG BROS Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents Land. Finance, and Commission Agents. Head Offices—HORSHAM, HAMILTON and Is HILL. Branch Offices—Casterton, Terant*, Murtoa, Minyip, Warracknalieal, Beulah, Rupan Tup, Dimboola, repaid, Goroke, and Ararat A gencie. at Strat.hdownie, Lake Bolac, Banyeua, Penshurst, Balmoral, Hope toun Auction and Clearing Sales Conducted in part of the State IjANi) SALES A SPECIALITY. MITCHELL BROS. & WHITE AUCTIONEERS, LAND SALE S M E N, STOCK AND STATION AGENTS SWORN VALUATORS. MO.\EY TO I>EXD AT LOWEST RATES. HEAD OFFICE: STAWELL. BRANCH OFFICES : BALLARAT, YVARRACKNABEAL, MURTOA, RUPANYUP, and MINYIP Auction Sales Conducted in any part of the District. Properties for Male In the Ballarat, Geel&lt;>n£, and Western Districts. Full Particulars on application. All Particulars can be obcained from our Local Representative, AGENTS FOR JUftlgety 4 Co., Wool and^Grain Broker Geelong and Melbourne. Stephen Holgalo & Co., Fat St...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
r'- ; ^ THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR FURNITURE The more readily you will agree that we justify our claim of it being "the best," not only in one single feature— but in every way—price, quality, quantity, selection and value, there is no get away from the many advantages awaiting you here. This is particularly emphasized in our DINING ROOM FURNITURE No reasonable person would desire a wider selection and there is little possibility of getting it. It would take a long time to make a complete inspection of the stock in our Showrooms, but any time you are in town with a few minutes to spare you can spend it very pro fitably examining any articles you have in mind at the time. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE POSTED FREE. TUNBRIDGES' " For Everything in House Furnishings" Lydiard Street, BALILARaT. fj\ O. WAGNER GENERAL Blacksmith, Implement 9Iakert AND COACH BUILDER TIRES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION CUT Every kind of Smith's Work executed on the shortest notice and at moderate rates BUGGIES Built and Repa...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not identity ourselves with, the opinions expressed by correspondents in this column, nor will we in any way hold ourselves responsible for same.] FIFE AND DRUM BAND. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Dunmunkle Standard — 5 June 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not identity ourselves with, the opinions expressed by correspondents ir» this column, nor will we in any way hold ourselves responsible for same.] FIFE AND DRUM BAND. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—With regard to the drum and fife band I see no reason why a band of upwards of twenty members should have broken down. As it is winter time and the evenings are long, I think it would be advisable to again siart the band going. The instruments are still at hand; and, as it is a military band, a practice could be so arranged that it would fall on a parade night, so as to avoid bringing members out twice a week. The fifers got on very well under Bandmaster Smith, and if he would again take the position I think a fair percentage of the members would come together to have a musical even ing ; but as it is still a young band, too much cannot be expected from them.. Hoping this will find a space in your columns. I am, eic. ONE INTERESTED.