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AMUSING INCIDENTS. A Unique Subscription. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
AMUSING INCIDENTS. A Unique' Subscription. Dean Hole told a capital story of John Bright. A witty and persistent clergyman was urging Mr. Bright to subscribe towards rebuilding his church, and got the natural reply that, as a Quaker, Bright could hardly be expected to-give for the purpose. The clergyman replied that the building must be pulled down first, and that perhaps he would like to sub scribe to that part of the process. Ac cordingly, Mr. Bright subscribed £1'
In Trouble Again. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
In Trouble Again. Traveller (to an Irishman): Well, Mike, I see you have a small garden. "Ves, sorr!" "What are you going to set in it for next season?" "Nothing, sorr. I set it with pota toes last year, and not one o£ them came up." "That's strange. How do you ex plain it?" "Well, sorr, the man next door to me set his garden full of onions." "Well, had that anything to do with your potatoes not growing?" "Ves, sorr. Bedad, them onions wag that strong that my potatoes couldn't see to grow for their eyes water ing!"
The Etiquette Book. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
The Etiquette Book. "Madam," he began, as the door opened, "I am selling a new book on 'Etiquette and Deportment.'" "Oh, you are," she responded. "Go down these on the grass and clean the mud ott' your feet!" "Yes'm. As I was saying, ma'am, I am sel " "Take of your hat. Never address a strange lady at her door without re moving your hat! "Yes'm. Now, then, as I was say ing " "Take your hands out of your poc kets! No gentleman ever carries his hands there." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, this work on •Eti '" "Throw away your pipe. If a gen tleman uses tobacco he is careful not to disgust others by the habit." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, in calling your attention to this valuable " "Wait! Put that dirty handkerchief out of sight, and use less grease on your hair in the future. Now you look a bit decent. You hav8 a book on . 'Etiquette and Deportment.' Very well. I don't want it. I am only the servant-girl. Go up the steps to the front door, and talk with the lady of the house. She called me a down right...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
WELL-KftSOWftS TESTIFY TO CUKITC TONIC Letter received from Nujse Catherine Korting, 176 Davis-street, North Brntnwick, 29/3/12, in which Aie claims Clements Tonic restored her daughter to health. Read each word : p CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., "I am writing of the great good Clements Tonic did my daughter. Early in Jannary last year, she was operated upon in hospital for appendicitis. She was eight weeks there, and came home very weak and run down. I purchased several bottles of Clements Tonic to giye her a course. IT soon strengthened her nerves, and she was as well as I could wish her before long. It is fourteen years ago that I first used Clements Tonic, and in my profession as a nurse I have recommended that medicine times out of number. I have seen people re stored to health and strength, and BLESS THE DAY THEY HEARD OF CLEMENTS TONIC. That medicine has never failed to do good when given to any of my patients, or, . indeed, anyone who has sought my advice. Use this as you think fit" (...
A Wise Precaution. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
A Wise Precaution. Two seamen—an Irishman and a Scotsman—had been breaking leave and had been ordered to receive ten strokes of the "cat." They had pre viously held very good characters, and, taking this into consideration, the captain said that if they wished to wear anything to protect their backs a little they might do so. The Scotsman replied that he would like to have a strip of canvas on his back, and this request was granted. "What would you like to have, Pat?" asked the captain, turning to the second seaman. "Shure, sir," was the reply, "if it's all the same to you, I'd like to have the Scotsman ou my back!"
ITALIANS. METHODIST ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
ITALIANS. METHODIST ANNIVERSARY. ideal weatHer conditions prevail ed for the Methodist Church anni versary, and the proceedings were exceptionally successful. Appro priate sermons were delivered by Mr J. Jtlbart, of Ballarat, to large congregations. The concert on Monday evening was well support ed,.and the audience thoroughly ap preciated the following items :— Duet, Mrs A. Crosthwaite and Mr Hatfield; solos, Mrs A. Crosthwaite, Miss Bella Hatfield, Mr W. Hatfield, and Master A. Hatfield ; recitations, Miss Louden, Master K. Louden, Miss 13. Armstrong, Miss Gwynne, and Miss Ivy Lowe. The choir sang several excellent anthems. Addresses were given by Mr Pro van, of Berringa, and the Rev. W. Reed »vho presided. Mr J. Crosth waite read a most gratifying repoit for the past year. A hearty vote of thanks to the many who assisted to effect so successful an issue, pro posed by Mr D. Crosthwaite, con cluded the celebration. EMPIRE DAY. The schoolrooms, tastefully de corated by Miss 6. E. Va...
A Persuasive Tongue. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
A Persuasive Tongue. At school in Cornwall, Mr. Rudyard Kipling, never a brilliant scholar, was known as "Gigs" (i.e., "gig-lamps," meaning spectacles), and was esteem ed because he won the confidence o! an austere spinster who Kept, the lo cal tuckshop, with the help of three cats. She hated the college youths, grudgingly took their cash, and stern ly denied them credit. Bu'„ "Gigs" went round one day, and, while hia companions were bursting vita sub dued laughter, he blandly "talked cat" to the old lady, and succeeded in win ning her confidence to such an extent that his name—the only one—was placed on her books.
Amongst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Ssfispi tile (nines. An extraordinary meeting of the Pitfield Prospecting Company is an nounced for 13th June; also a meet ing to incorporate the Pilfield Min ing Company. The bottom level at the New Jubilee mine is looking splendid. Gold is seen in breaking the stone. WilJiani'e Fancy is sending to the mill the nana) quantities of remun erative ore. Everything is now in readiness to continue shaft sinking. Birthday Tunnel southern work ings at Nos, 4 and 5 levels are look ing better. It is a good sign for the Golden Reefs to decide to wcrk two shifts, j For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d
Sporting. FOOTBALL. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
sprung. FOOTBALL. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. The Scarsdale District Association matches will be entered upon to-day when Scaradale will meet Berringa oil the latter's ground. A good tussle ia expected. Linton has a bye. The return match, Tunnel and Trades v. William's Fancy, was played last Saturday, and the for mer again easily showed their sup eriority, winning by 7g 10b to 3g 5h. Tim M'lveogh captained the winners, and Jack Thomas the losers; and S. Anthony ancl J. Hogan officiated as central umpire, Bill Cross being selected on this oc casion to look after the passage between the stickp. If the losers had all players like Andy Risk, who stopped the ball once going over a cloud in the eky, and the West Aus tralian champion, they would beat the world. Rokewood and Cresey met on Saturday, and the Crc-esyites proved themselves too fast and too cunning for the untrained Rokewoodites. Things are going to be different next time. Scores—Creasy, 4g 9b; Rokewood, 2r 6b. FOB S4LE-Well-bred PONY ...
CUPID FLIES TO FLYNTON HOW A MAN AND A MAID TRIED THE REST CURE WITH UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
CUPID FLIES TO FLYNTON HOW A MAN AND A MAID TRIED THE REST CURE WITH UNFORE SEEN CONSEQUENCES. By William Freeman. They signed their names, one be neath the other, in the visitors' book —"Mary Nugent, Loudon" . . . "John , Weald, Ealing." It being now five ] o'clock in the afternoon, they were sitting on the hotel verandah, star ing over their magazines at the sea. Flynton ltegis is a small place. Fur ther—this is as remarkable as it is delightful—it is a placo with small ambitions: For the l'act that it does not advertise sulliciently to attract the casual tripper its regular visitors are profoundly grateful. Except at the height 01 the summer, you will not meet a dozen unfamiliar faces on its microscopic parade. it was now April. The slopes he hind the town were lemon-colored with a carpet of primroses. The short grass on the uplands beyond was of the purest, deepest emerald. The sea was still ruffled—for there had been the very dickens of a storm the day before—but vividly blue u...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 30 May 1914
Amusements. GRAND SOGIAJ , Thursday Next, in Berr>nga iHethodist Church, under auspices I.O.R. Proceeds for Talbot Colony of Epileptics and other charitable institutions. .Admission (Jd. Refresh ments. G. Bray, Secretary. 9Iii)ing Notices. Pitiicld Prospect hi"- Association Company, No-LiuWUty, An extraordinary meeting ! of the above-named Company is j hereby convened, and will he held at the Mechanics' Hall, Pitlield, on Saturday, 1 13th June, 11.) 14, nt 8 o'clock p.m., to con sider and order ou the following busi ness 1. To pass a resolution that the Com pany bo voluntarily wound up without resort to the Court. 2. To confirm the minutes of the meeting. Dated this 25th day of May, 1914. By order of the Board, MICHAEL R. YAUGIIAN, . Manager. i'itiield Mining Company. A MEETING of the above-named Company is hereby convened, and will be hold »t the Mechanics' Hall, Pit field, on Saturday, 13tli Juno, 1V) 14, at 0 o'clock p.m. Business: 1. To incorporate the Company, 2. To appoint ...
GROWING MANGOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
GROWING MANGOLDS. Ill choosing the situation for man golds a*, sunny aspcct should bo se lected, als they love the warmth, and well-rooted will withstand heat as well as drought much better than tur nips. Mangolds are not subject to ■blight like the turnip, and on this ac count are invaluable as a stand-by in case of a failure in the turnip crop. When manuring for mangolds, the far !' mer could greatly improve the yield of his crop by adding a little nitrate of soda, which can be applied with or at the time of seeding or as a top ! dressing. The course to he taken, however, must be determined accord ing to conditions, the chief of which being the nature of the land. For in stance, if the land is of an open, por ous nature, the method of applying it as a top-dressing at comparatively short intervals is probably most econ omical, as there is little danger of the nitrate being washed through into the subsoil before the plants have a chance to make use of it. But on land of a retentive ...
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
CHAPTER III. 'e vicar strode into the room a mo then!nt i aUd Struck th0 keynoto of right ™ci fW by drawing Himself up »So.™d S""8 '■ T&lt;"""''S °Ut' why, what's the matter, Mr. Fen ley • - quavered Mr. Topper. coWlv ntCtfS Penetrati»K eyes stared coldly at Mr. Topper, and the baffled scientist quailed before them. Even before the charge was announced hp teneed'11 * 8Uilty' convicted> and sen tiiJ'le-nCOme h0I'e for somo straight skid 'it1 ,y0U/ fIr' Topper'" the v'car said it isn t often I lose my temper but I m going to tell you to your faco' Join Topper, at you're a rascal, sir-' A downright rascal!" Yf* ^OI>')er' v,'!0 bad been standing suddenly collapsed into a chair ani stared feebly at the man who, five min utes before, ho would have declared friends0"0 °£ ^ ^ a"d most value'J If only you'll bo good enough to say what I've done, Mr. Fenley," ha said wnh a brave attempt at retort, it mvT W1" get aIoug- You caU at my house, presumably, for the pur pose of telling...
WONDERFUL POWER OF THE WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
! I WONDERFUL POWER OF THE WIFE. No married man ever prospered in tho true sense of the word without the co-operation and Help of his wife. If she unites in mutual endeavors, or rewards his labors with an endear ing smile, with what confidence will he resort to his daily toil, meet diffi culty and encounter danger, if he knows that he is not spending his strength in vain, but that his efforts will be rewarded by the sweets of home! Solicitude and disappointment enter the history of every man's life, and he is only half provided for his voyage if his associate is fit only for hours of pleasure, while for his months of darkness no sympathising partner is prepared to cheer and coin fort. The worthy wife can wield a power far beyond computation, and the happy home, free from drink, is the scene of strength and support. ■ For tho cantie wifie's smile Will tho cares o' life beguile I And banish care and toil I Frae our ain fireside.
ROKEWOOD JUNCTION. BENEFIT TO HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
ROKEWOOD JUNCTION. BENEFIT 'IX) HOSPITAL. I The residents of Kokewood Junetfoni land lllntwrook annually nia!:e an «:£Tarfc in aid of the Uallarat Hospital, and on this occasion it has boon decided to holit a raco mooting on Saturday, 4th .Tu)y. A good progrmmi* has beon drafted. Spar— row-ghoofinjc, is also to be carried out on the morning ot' the racv^, and 0:1 th» evenin" before and on the evening of frlujr raeea f :i v« arc held in tV*; !!!» barook a.id !'»•' - Junction H. •. .tc i» ■ BpkCtiv-.'V.
TREAT YOUR GRASS WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
I TREAT YOUR GRASS WELL. There is no department of farm work calling for better treatment than the young grass. A top-dressing of from one-and-a-lialf to two liundred . weight of superphosphate would not only help to fill up the head of graiu on what is generally the last crop of the rotation; hut it would also im prove the quantity and quality of the resulting grass. Coarse grasses and weedy herbage would disappear un der its influence, and when the crop was cut such an amount of early gra zing could be had from it that the manure would he more than repaid. A dressing of superhosphatc causes the free development of white clover and other leguminous plants, and these make its use remunerative. The condition of the young grass is a point demanding the close attention of every farmer who wishes to suc ceed. Subsequent crops depend on heavy carrying capacity. If an even growth of grass is obtained, covering the ground nicely, the practical man controls the situation, and can make anyth...
Grenville Shire Council. Thursday, 7th May. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
Grenviiie suite gowh. Thursday, 7th May. Present: Ora Vaugban(president )y Shepherd, C.arke, Kennedy, Doug las, Poynton, Hall, and Nuou. Tenders. No. 25/14 —Breaking and harrow ing out 2.i0c. yds. qiuriz on Skip tou road.—Jas. Stoiluai t, £I.S 12s (id» Tbree tendora.J No. 26/14—Sapply of 1G0 c. yds. surface gravel on tikipton road.—D H. Fiizpatiick. £1> Lrn IOd. Only tender. No. 27/14—Breaking and barrow ing out 650 c. yds. quartz on Gee-f long road.—A. M'Camiey, £31 7^ Five tenders. I Ne. 28/14—Sapply of 250 c. yds. ! surface gravel on Geelong road.—.J. M. Keir. £20 !>s. Three tenders. No. 2'.t]M—Harrowing out 200 c. yds. bluemetal and supplying 100 yds. snrlace gravel on Newtown b'ape Clear road.—31. D. Leahy, £14, ; Three tenders. I No. ;$0/14—Burrowing out 200 c, ( yds. bluemetal oa (be Sinyfcbesdal® road-—H. Tudor, £4 VJs. Thibet i teaders. No. .'51/14—Harrowing out .700 e_ yds. bluemetal on Cherrytree road« 120 c. yds. on Medwell's mud, anJ 50 c. yos, ou Davis road.—H. T...
DON'T ATTEMPT TOO MUCH. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
DON'T ATTEMPT TOO MUCH. Much is lost in attempting too much. It is wise to undertake only what you can reasonably expect to ac complish rather than try to accom plish more than you have capacity or facilities for doing. Concentrate your efforts. To adore a man is not enough; there is nothing the poor darling silly animal gets tired of so quickly as be ing adored. One has to keep him 1b terested.
THOUGHTS FROM THE "TALMUD." [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
THOUGHTS FROM THE "TALMUD." Do not live near a pious fool. Culture in a woman is better than gold. I£ thy friend is lioney, do not lick him up altogether. If thy wife is small, bend down to take her counsel. Life 1b a passing shadow, says the Scripture. Is it a shadow of a towor or a tree? A shadow that prevails for a while? No; it Is the shadow of a bird in its flight—away flies the bird and there is neither bird nor shadow. ?
Pitfield Banner, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING. [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1914. THE A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times — 6 June 1914
litMb §autw. ^i.iallKl) EVERY 5a l UtillAV MokMIN' LRegistered at the Qeuerai Post Office Melbourne, for traiiHiihSHion by pout :>h a Newspaper.] Saturday. Ju.vb 6, 1914. the a.n.A. Mr A. Moon presided at Wednesday evening's meeting of tlic Bcrringa and Staffordshire Kret brunch. Lettcro were read from the head teachers of the Ber. ringa and Staffordshire liecf State Schools, thanking tlie branch for its do natioiiH of tins of lollies oil Empire Day. "I'lepared Heading" was set down as tho syllabus item for next lodge meeting, to be cai ried out under Mr T. II. Wilkin son's diroetion. Tho eveniiig'n receipts totalled .4:7/2/8, ami accounts passed for payment amounted to .£1. The installa tion of officers was subsequently perform, ed by Mr T. II. Wilkinson at a social held in U'Fanell's llall, and he was ac corded a vote of thanks, 011 the motion of .Messrs A. lionchi and M. Criminins. Dancing was indulged in by the company to music provided by Messrs J. llogan and (i- llanrahun. ...