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GLEANINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
GLEANINGS. "Why arc you fooling so long with that cloek, Hortense?" "J ani clean ing its hands, madam." "Well, just "wipe '©hi. 1'ou needn't mtiuicurc .'What is the highost position in the Arniv, papa?'/ i ' Commandcr-iu Chief." "No, it isn't." "Then what."' "The chief of the Royal Flying Corps." "Having a place for everything is a good idea," said .Uncle Nat,'" 'cause when you 'want to find "a thing you know just whore you need not waste time looking for it." '' Billson yonder tells mc he trusts his wife implicitly and absolutely, but-" "Weli'J" "Well, 1 notice he -carried his change and his fishhooks loose in the same pocket." Henpeck: "Is this the ofiice of Quig ?lev"m Quick Cure."' Patent Medicine Man: "Yes." "Gimme six bottles for my wife." "Tried all other remedies without success, eh?" "No; she ain t ill at all; but I saw in your advertise ment where a woman wrote aftor tak ing six bottles , 'I, am a different woman,' and I have hopes." "i: say, ma," stammered Bobby, through ...
REALLY RATHER DIFFICULT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
REALLY RATHER DIFFICULT. "Well; old man," called out the bachelor friend, aa ho hastened towards the station, "and how's the family?" The much-married man laid a re straining hand upon his shoulder. "My children," he said, "aro at a v&lt;iry difficult age just now." "Difficult?" inquired his friend. "But they're all past the measles and the teething age, aren't they '' "Yes, long. ago. But, my good fel low, yon don't know what a father's troubles arc. My children are at the age when, if .! use slang, my wife says I'm sotting a bad example, and if I speak correctly the youngsters think I.'m a back number. Now, whieh would you do?"
YANKEE ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
YANKEE ENTERPRISE. An enterprising American came over to England and decided to open a shop in London. He obtained premiacB next door to a man 'who also kept a shop of the samo description, but was not very pushing in his business methods, preferring to jog along in the old con servative way. The methods of the new-comer, however, caused the old trader to wake up, and, with the spirit "of originality strong upon him, he af fixed a notice over his shop with the words:-"Established fifty years," painted in largo letters. Next day the American roplied to this with a notice over his shop to the following effect: "Established yesterday; no old stock."
HOW THE TROUBLE STARTED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
HOW THE TROUBLE STARTED. Two copy boys on the New York "livening World" were having an acrimonious discussion one afternoon as they sat on the bench next to the eity editor's desk. "I guess they never named any towns for you," said one. "Maybe not," said the other, "but there's a town up yonder in New Eng land named for you all'right." "What town is that."' asked the lirst boy, falling into the tS'ap. " Marblehead," said the other. At this' point the first blow was struck.
QUITE TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
QUITE TRUE. Tlie vicar of a mining village Bout a pair of boots to the cobbler's for repairs; but Bill, who had been im bibing rather freely, felt no inclina-, tion for work, so the boots were not touched that day. Next morning his nerves wore rather shaky and he longed for "a hair of the dag that bit him." His own boots were rathor dirty, so he thought there was no harm in putting on the parson's, which he ?accordingly did, and turned off into the village pub for a big '' reviver.'' He had not gone very far when whom did he meet but the vicar, who said: '' 1 sent my boots down for repairs, "William. Are you not finished with them yet?" "Wey, mister,'' answered Bill calmly, "they're not mended yit, but they're on the road."
AMERICA'S CANKER. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
AMERICA'S CANKER. An American exchange gives some startling facts regarding child labour in the States: It is ton years since Mr: Markham startled us with the rovelations of the horrors of child labour iu the United States, in which ho pictured the life of the working child Ln factory, mine and mill, and sounded a note of warning that roused the good citizens to the nation's danger and thoir own respon sibility. Investigations proved that there \ wero more than 2,000,000 ol' yaung children employed long hours-in manj- places twelve-hour night as well as day shifts. That young boys and girls should be compelled to spend long days in work, donicd the freedom that is the natural right of the growing animal,,was bad enough, but that tiny children--many scarcely - more than babies-should work all day and into the night was intolerable. The cry of these little toilers came from all parts of our land. It came from the coast of Louisiana, where the child of five is working from morning till...
WHAT IS A BOCHE? [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
WHAT IS A BOCHE? The origin and moaning of the word "Boche" which is commonly applied by the French soldiers to the Germans is a mystery to most people, even those who are fairly conversant with French. A French newspaper paragraph says: -"If the word 'boche' is not yet in the Aoademy dictionary, it at least figures in Salva's Spanish dictionary, where one finds 'boche, slang for Verdugo.' Turning to 'Verdugo,' we find 'Scoun drel, cruel, inhuman man, applied to ono who causes misery, ruin, or, death.' " ,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
Business Advertisements. Pending Building Ops £5 We Slave taken Temporary Preniis in the Powlett Hotel Buildings. S MtyiE/wfPf Commonwealth JfeJBanH of Bustvalia . HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY Shl» Bank ls opan for all classes of GENERAL.;-BANKING BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Alio at Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Hrisbane, fiockhampton, Townsville, and Londoa. Cable remittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign placcs direc*. Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Letters of credit issued to any parr- of the world. Bill* negotiated or forwarded for collection. Baniinjj and Exchange Business of every description transacted within the Common* r . wealth, United Kiu«&lt;dom and abfoad. Current accounts opened. Interest paid oil fixed deposit®, Adrances made against approved securities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Contra! Offlcoi 317 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, Branches in tho abore citici and 2,000 Agrcnci03 at Post Offices throughout th...
Football. COMPETITION OPENS TO-MORROW (SATURDAY). [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
Football. e COMPETITION OPENS 10-I\:CR ROW (SATURDAY). The opening of the foatbail season takes place to-morrow when teams representing St. Joseph's and Ramblers (last year's premiers) meet on the popular Wonthaggi Sports Ground. Graham-street. Last year some good contests took place between these teams, and keen interest centres in to-morrow's match. On one occasion last year St, Joseph's were successful, in gaining a victory over the Ramblers, and the chance of to-morrow's match are the chief topic in football circles. Archie's Creek wiil be at home on their picturesque little ground to the Fire Brigade team, a new team in the ajsTiiation. Bath teinn are enthusi astic'indeed, and a good game is antici pated. ' At a meeting of the permit and um pire committee yesterday disqualifica tion was removed and permission to play was given to the following, who were members of South Dudley Club Inst season : - H. R. Pollen, W. J. Spence. A. L. Turnbull, C. A. M'Cal lum, W. Fern, J. E. Duffy...
Dalyston. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
Dalyston. , A well attended public meeting was held in the hall on Friday evening, April 30th. The chair was taken by the President of the Hall Committee, Dr Baird. After outlining the financial position of the hall the chairman invited the meeting to make suggestions as to ways and means of improving the position. It was unanimously resolved to hold a Jumble Fair and Sale of Gifts on Monday, June 7. ? It was suggested also that ath letic events be held in conjunction with the fair. An advertisement in regard to this appears in another column A very strong and energetic committee was elected to carry out the "fair. Mr J. Daly was appointed secre tary and Mr C. Hunt was associ ated with him. It is to be hoped that the movement will be well supported by the public and that a substan tial sum will be raised in aid' of such a fine public ball.
Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai. TUESDAY, APRIL 27. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 7 May 1915
Shirs of Phillip Island and Woolamai. TUESDAY, APRIL 27. Present -CrsMcllwraith (president), Dixon, McFee, Walker, Bowman, McGrath, Hade, Hollins, Daly and Lloyd. CORRESPONDENCE. Ports and Harbor's Depaitment, that approval has been given for erection of 4 or 5 pile- bsacons to indi cate the channel leading toRhyll jetty. -deceived. Rivers and Water Supply Commis sion, that as dam on Kilcunda reserve was of local benefit repairs must be j effected by council at its own cost. j -Received. j Public Works department., that I Messrs T H. Bergin and Maclellan ! both applying for the same water frontage. Would the secretary state who, as abutting occupier, was entitled to such frontage. -Information to be ! supplied. ! Rivers and Water Supply Cnmmis- 1 pion, that council mu»t fence in :i t«-ian spring at Corinella rf'reation reserve at its own expense. -Engineer to have well fenced in on motion of LYs Hade and McGrath. Postmaster General, that enquiry ' ?would be made as to desired closin...
PROGRESS WITH TURBINES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
PROGRESS WITH TURBINES. As regards developments in connec tion wifcb machinery, the features iiavij been the number of vessels, being fitted with gumed turbines of the Par.-oi'.s type. lb is pointed out that there are twenty-three vessels buing built to Lloyd's class w:th such machinery. In addition, there are six vessels under eonst.nau.ioli Hi uliiih diiec.i-c lipid turbines are to be used, and six in which triple expansion engines are associated with turbines ior the use of the ex haust steam li'om tbes« engines. 1 !r. economy of the geared turbine is clear ly recognised in tile report, and refer ence is made to the accuracy with which it is now passible to cut helical gearing by a special machine m'm duced by the Parsons Company. regards the combination of rectpr>;utii»g and turbine engines, it ;s pointed rut that the machinery can by ,siK'h an .11 rangemeut be worked at reduced | o\ur, with practically the same efficiency at full power. The speed of tue >o | ctproci. tiug...
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Minding one's own business is a con dition wrought of necessity should one aspire to achicve success. That man wao goes about his bueineas aud ap plies himself . diligently 'to the task at hand will still have his accounts bal ance ou the proper side of the ledger when his competitors will be arguing with the receivers about real aud per sonal property. When a man comes to his ollieo and takes his seat, at hia desk with a cigar nud a morning paper, to the unpre judiced observer it is a safe guess that it is oniy a matter of time until his sub ordinates will be. his superiors or the business will be counted in history with Ancient Home. Many business men are prone to gos sip about trade condition^ being poor until they actually believe it themselves liw.l then unless new spirit is brought in -it wiil only be a matter of timo until they will be telling about how merciless their cerditors were. No matter'what occurs-mind your own business-do everything you can e...
IF ALLIES TRIUMPH. BRITAIN WILL WIN MOST. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
IF ALLIES TRIUMPH. - BRITAIN WILL WIN MOST. Professor M. Kv.utolcoui contributes to the Kome publication, " Giornale d'Italia," a notable article about the results of the war, which deserve to be briery summarised. He sayw: "In politics as in chess jumping moves aro made, it' anyone wishes to know the Government's future move the reply relates to to-morrow'a wore, not to that of the day after. Our in terest to move may be evident, but even so there are dilferent ways of sat isfying it. Our policy cannot be auto nomous. Germany is now paying the penalty for having followed an auto nomous policy. Our fato does not de pend on what we can do directly, but on what happens to the others with our pagsive or active attitude. Strangely enough, our fate will bo decided in XJelgium and on the banks of the Vis-1 tula and not in the Adriatic. There is no reason whatever for us to leap in the dark. After this war Europe is j going to be radically changed under! many aspects. It is only possible t...
BRITAIN GREATER THAN EVER. ALL CLASSES UNITED TO MEET CRISIS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 14 May 1915
BRITAIN GREATER THAN EVER. ALL CLASSES UNITED TO MEET OglSIS. (iiy Frederic Wile in the "Chicago "Tribune.") - -My colleague, Carolyn Wiisou's, re cent London letter to, the "'rribune,': speaking about British "apathy" to ward the war, is psychologically' inter esting, because it is the impression gaiueu by aimost every visitor to Lon don who has no- opportunity for other than superiiciai observations. I venture to bo so unchivalrous as to devuto one of my own letters to a discussion of Miss Wilson's views, be cause the '"Tribune's" editorial on ..The British Empire,based ou her remarks, has attracted critical atten tion here. IL Wold bo a mistake for Americana to imagine the British Empire has reached ' * the Dioeletiou period of the .Kouians." i can assctVo readers of the ..Tribune''' that Britons at this mo ment. are revealing anything but em bryonic decadence. iNJSVKLt' ttlUSATJSlt THAN NOW. Men who know England, much better than I do will tell you that the Old Country, in fact,...