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Something to Help. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Something to Help. Wheu the Kaiser announced to Prince von Buelow that he had deci ded to appoint h' i Chancellor of the Empire, he was surprised to see a shadow of disappointment cross the statesman's face. ' What's the matter?" he demanded. "Are you not satisfied?" "Pardon me, sire," replied the Prince, "I did not wish to appear un grateful, but I was thinking of my wife. I know that she detests the im mense Chancellor's palace, where we shall have to live, and she will want the whole of the interior thoroughly cleaned and redecorated. I am afraid, therefore, that we shall have to pass the next'two or three months In the midst o£ cleaning operations." "Don't worry about that, my dear von Buelow," replied the Kaiser. "Present my best compliments to the Princess, and tell her that I shall have much pleasure in helping her to make the task of cleaning, easier for her." The new-made Chancellor thanked him, and retired, certain that the Kaiser wo"ld place, a regiment of cleaners at the...
What It Meant. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
What It Meant. • [ A good story is being told o£ a Parliamentary candidate who is "nur sing" a Sussex constituency in view of the next election. He was earnest ly expounding the emancipation of the laborer to an agricultural audience, and was approaching the heart of the subject, when he noticed that the countrymen looked uneasily at one another. Could it be that he had not made the necessity of the great deliv erance clear to their minds. He re traced the steps, and enforced some of the prelitiriary points over again. The uneasiness of the audience visi bly increased. At last one stalwart cottager roso and made for the door. It was a sig nal for a general movement. The elec tors Dore the candidate no ill-will— they simply filed out. I-Ie wiped his brown, and turned in despair to the chairman. "What does it mean?" he asked. "I called thom to liberty, and they .turn their backs on me!" "It means," said the chairman, "that they fully appreciate your prin ciples, but it is nearly ten o...
CAUGHT NAPPING. The Story of a Clever Couple Who found an Easy Victim. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
CAUGHT NAPPING. The Story of a Clever Couple Who found an Easy Victim. David Lesloy ran quickly up the stepa ol a most select club in Pall Mall and hurried into the magnificent lounge. His face clouded immediate ly "No one here, Richards?" he afiked impatiently, turning to an attendant. "No, sir. Leastways, Lord Lllling ton is here." Lesley ran his fingers through his hair. "Lilly's an awful ass, but some one must go," he muttered to himself. Lesley hastened through to the bil liard-room, where his lordship, a tall, immaculately dressed youth with an eye-glasa and a supercilious smile, was practising screw cannons. "Look here, Lillington, I want you to do me a favor," David Lesley be gan. "I've got a cousin arriving at; King's Cross at twelve o'clock. I pro mised faithfully to be there to meet the train, but I've just had a wire from my solicitor, and I:-must be in the city at twelve." "Beastly sorry, Lesley, but " "It's a girl I want you to meet," Da vid interrupted. "What's she li...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Itusmesi Notices. WE MAKE THE BEST BRIDAL, PORTRAITS IN THE STATE. Therein lies our claim to youv patronage. Of tho thousands of Brides who luive sat to us for their Bridal Portraits, we can safely sav that not one has been dissatisfied. Neither will you bo dissatisfied, so don't hesitate about writing to us, making the appointment. Bridal Yeiln, Wreaths, Bouquets, Buttonholes. &e, always available. Four lovely dressing Rooms to avoid delay. ENLARGEMENTS. We make enlargements from any old or faded photograph, and giro them that modern ''touch" which makes them doubly attractive. Size of Sizo of Photo. Mount. Prico., 12 x 10 , 20 x 1G 25| 15 x 12 23 x 17 30/ Complete in newest style of mount and solid oak and gold frames. Satisfaction Guaranteed. DIPUADnO 9 Pfl "VVORLDFAMED PHOTOGRAPHERS nlutlAnUo OC UU. BTURT STREET, BAL.LARAT. J. C. DEARDEN, Prop. Eye=sight Tested. • F?ree. - . GLASSES FROM 5s. C. MARKS & GO, Watchmakers, Jewellers, and Opticians, NATIONAL BUILDINGS...
EAR-WAGGTERS NEVER DEAF. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
EAR-WAGG-.a«? NEVER DEAF. You will rarely find a man who can wag Ills ears suffers from deafness. The reason for this Is very simple. Wagging one's ears exercises them just as much as walking exercises the muscles of the legs. A great deal of deafness is caused jy the muscles of the ears becoming stiff and refusing to respond quickly to the sound waves. Quite a large proportion of children can move their ears, just'&s they can move the skin on their forehead up and down, but as they grow up they lose their power through want of prac tice. It is a mistake to let a child lose this power, for It may mean the difference between good and bad hearing m after-years. Dr. M. Fernet, the famous Paris doctor, has eren gone so far as to suggest that people should be trained to wag their ears just; as much ue they are trained to exercise any other muscles of the body. Every woman wants to be loved in a particular way. and if a man knows his business he finds out wbat it Is, and behaves a...
Commercial. ROKEWOOD STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
uomiiiBrGiai. :o:——— ROKEWOOD STOCK SALE. Messrs Dalgety and Co. report:— On Friday, 8th inst., wo held our monthly sale at Rokowood, when wo yarded 450 sheep and 20 head of cattle. Wo had a fair attendance of buyers, and report a good demand and firm prices for all classes of stock. Sheep—Wo sold ac count J. Vernon, 15 comeback ewes lGs lid, G lambs lis Id; A. Parkes, 1 fat lamb 17s 3d, 30 crossbred ewes 18s Id, 71 crossbred ewes and wethers 12s 9d, 29 comeback ewes lis Gd; J. E. Johnson, -12 comeback ewes in lamb 18s 3d, 25 merino owes lis Gd; D. Poss, 61 merino owes 12s 7d ; other odd lots at full rates. Cattle— Account G. M'Donald, 2 fat heifers £G 10s, 1 at £6 8s, 2 at £G Is; steers from 18 months to 2 years old £3 2s; old storo cows £3 10s; young heifers 34s to 45s. Outside—50 comeback wethers 20s. Nest salo takes placo on Friday, Juno 19th. BALLAliAT WHOLESALE PK013UCE MAKKEX. Tho quotations arc:—Wheat, 3/10 for primo milling. Oats: Fair seed, 1/10 to 2/ for heavy feed. Peas,...
LIVES LOST BY LAUGHING. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
LIVES LOST BY LAUGHING. An accident, said to be the most ex traordinary 011 record, occurred at some oilfields in the Baku district ol Russia, on the borders of the Cas pian Sea. One of the big "gusher" oil wells became choked, and, with a view of blowing it clear, a number of iron drums full of nitro-glycerine were brought down by rail from Df.r bend and deposited ovar night in a large shed, which was used by the men as a sort of canteen. The steward of this establishment, a Greek named Darios, opened one of the drums for some reason best known to himself, and "decanted" a small quantity of the dangerous li quid into a long thin glass used for mixing vodka. This he placed on a shelf behind the bar. Shortly after wards there entered a workman named Borkovitch, who was famous I for the boisterous hilarity of his nian l ner, and especially for liis loud, res onant-laughter. The sight o£ nitro-slycerino in a vodka tumbler so excited his risibil ity that he gave vent to a series of sten...
HOTEL FOR "DOWN-AND-OUTS." [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
HOTEL FOR "DOWN-AND-OUTS." An hotel for "down-and-outs," which lias just been opened in Chicago by Mr. Charles Dawes, a millionaire bank president, is filled every night, while many are turned away for lack of accommodation. Mr. Dawes erecte I the house at a cost of £20,000, in memory of his son Rufus, who was drowned. The hotel, the "Chronicle" says, provides a bath and a night's lodging for 2%d., while private rooms can be secured for 5d. The rules of the house are framed so as not to hurt the pride of any of the guests. - Soup can be obtained for a penny, coffee at the same price, and other food in pro portion. The place is a godsend to Chicago's poor workers, many of whom are out of employment at pre sent. E;rery night the place js storm ed by those who wish to get In out of the cold, a line of nearly 500 men awaiting entrance. The house ac commodates only 300, and the strug gles for priority of place in the line are pitiful to behold.
Not a Secretary. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Not a Secretary. Sam had worked on the farm for nine years, and until his master took I to poultry-farming he was quite satis 1 fled with life. But this poultry busi ness was a bit too much. He had to take the eggs as they were laid and write the date on them with an in delible pencil. And worse than that, he had also to write on the eggs the breed of the hen that laid them. So one day he marched up to the farmer. "I'm about fed up," said he, "and I'm going to leave. The farmer was astounded. "Suroly, Sara, you're not going to leave me after all these years!" "Yes, but I am," retorted Sam. "I've done every kind of rotten job on this here farm, but I'd sooner starve than go on being secretary to your old hens!" people -who marry for fun haye a most perverted eeiiBe of humor.
District News. CAPE CLEAR. SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Msirlci Hews. €APR 01.Kilt. 33H00u CJNCERT. The concert in :*iil of ih& State h&lt;K» bf>pn fix«d for I.3th Jane. EMPIRE DAY. Oil Frid «.y EiDjiir-i D.iy was cele T>r:ned at the local State school. Id the morning, aft'-r hoisting and .vi i . (i rii> t ho r'.ig, a programme of patriotic songs, essays, recitations, and adtkvssi'a was pone through. In f-fie afternoon a picnic was hold in Ibe school ground. Hacea were so arranged felmt each child got a prix». Quite a number of parvnita were j>ressn&, including two members of the school committee—Mr li. Sjott (chairman} and Mr Ward (treas urer). The children, numbering over GO', were regaled with cuke?r tarts, and f?uits, bountifully pro Tided by the Jadiea. The school, ■which has been recently remodelled and painted, and provided with a tdbxt cloakroom and lavatory, was much admired by the parents. Tlie -trails of the room are hong with ■ytry Cue pictures, and resemble a picture gallery. A jarrah wood...
CORINDHAP. I.O.O.F. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
CORIXDIIAP. I.O.O.F. The half-yearly meeting of the Loyal Aurora Lodge was held on Tuesday evening. N.G. Br. Michell presided over a large attendance of members. One new member was initiated. The officers elected for the ensuing six months were as fol low :—N.G., Bro. II. Taylor: V.G„ Bro. T. McDonald; secretary, Bro. C. W. Stanbrook (re-elected); treas urer, Bro. R, Jelly. The installation is to take place about 13tli June, on the date most suitable to D.D.G.M. Bro. A. Shaw, who is to perform the ceremony.
ROKEWOOD JUNCTION. EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
roki:\voon .hixltiox. EMPIRE DAY. Empire Day was enthusiastically celebrated on 22nd in&t. at the local State school. The scholars saluted the flag, and afterwards an address, suitable to the occasion, was given by tho head teaclaer, Mr N. McHut chison. and. songs and recitations were nicely and spiritedly ^iven by the children. The teacher llien un veiled a picture—His Majesty King George Ar. opening the first Com monwealth Parliament of Australia, May '.Hb, PX>1, presented by the committee, stall", and parents to State school, No. o&lt;>8, in commemoration of Empire Day, l'Jll. The scholars wore then treated to sweats, pre sented by the Shires of Leigh and Grenville. In the afternoon the children enjoyed a half-holiday. (The above report was written by Roy Richards, one of tho scholars of the school.)
ROKEWOOD. RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
110KEW00D. RAINFALL. The rainfall for Monday Bight, aa registered by Mr C. W. Stan brook, was 41 points. EMPIRE DAY. A liappy clay was spent on Friday by the children attending the local school. After the children saluted the Ha;:, they were addressed by Rev. W. E. Pngh, Dr. F. M. Read, Messrs W. P. Thomas, C. W. Stan brook, F. Johns, and J. Bnllock. A programme of sports was carried out, and the children wer^ lavishly treated with cakes and sweets. Each child also received a silver coin.
SMYTHESDALE. POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
SMYTH ESI) ALE. POLICE COURT. Before Messrs P. Dalton and M. M'Menafnin, J.P., on Tuesday, seve ral truancy cases \ver3 dealt with, and a fine of 5s imposed in each case. MECHANICS. At a meeting of the committee, presided over by Mr W. Hockridge, correspondence was read from the Caief Secretary, stating that the sums of £10 for building and £11 5s foi- books had been allotted to the institute. The financial statement showed a credit balance of £"> ISs 6'1, and accounts amounting to £1 5-i Gd were passed for payment. I.O.R. MEETING. The liaif-yearly meeting of the Hope of Smj thesdale Tent was held in the lodge room, Bro. Matheson, O.R., presiding. The following are the office bearers for the new term : —C.ll., Bro. R. Daniels; D.R.. Sis. R. Davis; P.C.U., Bro. Matheson; W.S., Sis. A. Forbes; M.S., Sis. H. Hill; G., Bro. R. Binney; L., Sis. R. Judd; secretary, Sif. Turner; trea surer. Sis. Fuller. Bro. T. H. Cros thwaite, of the Italians Tent, was the installing officer. After the...
SCARSDALE. HALL EXTENSION FAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
S6ARSDALE. HALL EXTENSION FAIR. The Scarsdalo Old Boys are full of enthusiasm in tho promotion of any movement calculated to benelit the good old town, and whan Ihey took in haud the extension of 'the Town hall to mark the jubilee of the iiorough they were determined to sco that the cost involved would aoon be wipod out. To run a bazaar however they were like a fish out of -water; and the services of the Old tftirls, with Mrs G. Prentice at the Lead, were secured to give practical j «ffect to the proposal. They raised j £150—a nice sum for their first ef- I fort towards liquidating the debt on j the hall. Determined to wipe oil the balance due, a Fair was arranged j for Friday and Saturday evenings, | ssnd which was opened by Mr Chits. Walker, president of the Old Bovb' Association, and who was intro duced by the Mayor of the borough Cr. U, Louden. Rev. Allan Leckie, pastor of the Hobart Presbyterian Church, who is paying a visit to the ecene of his boybood days, also gave » brief, ...
WHICH END OF A POST SHOULD BE UP. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
WHICH END OF A POST SHOULD i BE UP. It is a common belief among farm ers that a post will last longer if set in the ground the reverse of the way h grew in the tree, in othjr words, with the butt end up. Accordingly, one sees many posts, especially end and gate posts, with the small end down. The supposition is that sap in a tree is always ascending, or at le ist that it is easier for the sap to go up than down. Consequently, it is argued, turning a post upside down tends to prevent the ri3e of water, helps to keep the wood dry, and. therefore, renders it less liable to de cay. As a matter of fact, sap or water can flow in either direction with equal facility and the popular notion to the contrary is incorrect. Careful experiments on the relative durability of -post timbers have been made by the Ohio Agricultural Experi ment Station (says the "Scientific American") 'end the-above -qusstio:. was considered. One fence in par ticular contained 156 black locust posts, of which 8G were s...
RATHER AWKWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
RATHER AWKWARD. An Austrian banker went to Vienna on business. He arrived in the even ing, travelling with a large, hand some dog. The two put up at an hotel, and next morning the gentle man went out, bidding care to be tak en that his dog did not stray from the house. The chambermaid vvont to n'.ike up the banker's ro im. liruno was very pleased to see her, wagij-stf lii3 huge tail, licked her hani?, nud m; de friends thorca-illy, un 'l, her 'j'ir> ness boliig none ?le was aV-ni to leave. Not so. Bruno calmly stretched himself full length before I he door. Be explained, as perfect ly as possible, that he knew his duty, itfo cno tliould leave his master's room in liis absence. - When the girl tried to pull the door open sufficiently for her to slip out, he growled and showed his teeth, and finally tried them on her legs. The woman's screams brought another maid, and yet another, and then in succession all the waiters. Bruno was g'ad to let them all in, but )>e ."Mov ed no one ...
A Mark of Nationality. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
A Mark cf Nationality. Sir David Gill, the famous astrono mer, was onco emphasising the extra ordinary care and minuteness with which astronomical observations were taken. One observation, he said, was rather similar in Its extreme minuteness to attempting to see the hundredth part of the diameter of. a thTvpenny-bitr that was a r-mile away. "One can see that you're a Scots" man," retorted one of his hearers. "Nobody else would bother about the hundredth part of a threepenny-bit a mile away!"
A Poor Congregation. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
A Poor Congregation. Mr. Robert Ford, who has just pub lished a delightful book entitled "This tledown," tells an amusing story of a clergyman who stood for some time one .Monday morning watching a man fishing for trout in a Scotch stream. "I'm a iisher, too," remarkeiT the minister in the course of conversation, adding rather unctuously: ."But a fisher of men." "Aye," was the dry retort of the angler, "I had a peep into your creel yesterday. Ye didna' seem to taae catched many!"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Auctions Cape Clear. MONDAY, JUNE 8. At the New Yards, at 1 o'clock sharp. DALGKTY & CO., Limited, will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION (through their auctioneer)— CATTLE. SHEEP. HORSES. PIGS. Entries Invited. Rokewood. FRIDAY. JUNE 19th, 1914. At 1 30 o'clock sharp. In Yards adioinine Stanbrook's (James') Hotel. D ALGETY & CO., Limited, will sell by Public Auction (through their auctioneer)— CATTLE SHEEP HORSES PIGS SUNDRIES. T Jgntries Invited. y ATTERSALL'S BAZAAR DOYETON ST., BALLARAT. CQGHLAN, BOASE & CO. v Stock and Station Agents, Horse, I'ijr, and Cattle Salesmen, BALLARAT. SALE DAYS: HORSES ... ... Every Friday (STORE CAT1LE ... Every Friday ■PIC'S ' Every Wednesday 'Phone 331. EARLY BROS. HOTEL BROKERS, INSURANCE AND GENERAL COM 'MISSION AGENTS, 28 DOVETON ST., BALLARAT. Chief A sent for the Batavia Sea and Fire Insurance Company and all its Branches. ALL CLASSES OF INSURANCE EFFECTED. CROP INSURANCE A SPECIALITY HOTELS. HOTELS. HOTELS. Mr James Early is now...