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SCOUT CAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
SCOUT CAMP. The Eltham Scout Troop, under the leadership of the Her. T. II. Sapsford, have just returned from nine days' camp at Warrandyte. This year they had about 18 lads and young men in camp, and not only an interesting but an enjoyable time was put in. Scout discipline leaves its mark upon lads between 12 nod 18, and they return from such an outing with added self reliance. It is as good as a boarding school for those who unconsciously develop peculiarities and who have rather an exalted opinion of themselves, and a little ragging' within bounds has a salutary effect. The Scout Master was assisted by Messrs Fred. Qilseoan and Bert Bond as adjutants, whilst Rob Dickins made an excellent cook. As a token of appreciation he was presented on the homeward journey with a 10 note to expend on some suitable memento of the outing. The swimming competititon was. an interesting feature of the camp. Amongst the senior lads David Lyon won the first prise, whilst Leonard Brown came second. ...
YARRA GLEN RED CROSS GYMKHANA SPORTS AND BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
YARA GLEN RED n CR088 ;YM?HANA SPORTS AND BALL. h0nnwithstandiag the bitter differences hat existed in Yarra Glou as to where o place the blue cross on the ballot ser lately, both sides agreed that l a Red arose deserved support so a ýelijion of the prominent msen of the eIo sunk referendmn dilferences and ii,.d £10 uon New Year's Day for his good object. -- 'i'hore is still a .nuale young horse to be reflied (the ift of Mr L,,rimer, of Dixon's Creek), d a dinniond and ruby ring (the gift [ Mrs Fislake, of " Chateau Yering "), fish will considerably augment tibix moont. T'fe affair was organised by V. G. Msclister, E-q, of Turrawarra, ,d the work was divided between the 0llo!oing Coimmittee, with E. Papl iorlth an G?o. \Veshle [Inn. iSos.: hers 0. 11. lFiskrn, N. Whitr, S. Allen, \Vin Dell, J. Bell, ,. ltHbbard, I'. Hubbard, O. White, Allan Bell, I T.ylor, J. Simedily, G E. Huitiald, altehr Bell and G. Alber,. At Ith ball Mr ,I. Walker was LC., and the orch.stra conisisied of Ir ,aO...
ELTHAM SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 1918. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
ELTHAM SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, JAnohAY 7T-, 1918. The ordinary monthly meeting of this Council was hold at the Council Olambers, Ksugaroo Ground, on Mon day last, 71h inst. Present:-The President (Or R. C. White), and Crs Bath, Gray, Hubbard, Mann, Morris, Murrt y, Stnedhly, and Taylor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and coulrrmad and outward correspondence approved of. CORRFSPONDENCE. Prom John Bell, Kangaroo Ground, thanking the Cuuncil on behalf of himself and family for their kind ex pressions of sympathy in their recent ead bereoveonetl.-R..c ived. Sale of Tamber. From Overseer Gutnn, Yarra Glen, reporting that he had put all the old slabs in connection with tlie old bridge across the nTrra up by auction at Campbell and Sons' sale at Ynrra Glenl, and .instructed them to forward *a cheque for the proceeds derived to Engineer M'Cormnack. The sale of the lnew timber had taken place before his appointment, but ho would see Mr Olemlents Iabout it and send partioulars. ...
WHITTLESEA SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 1918. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
'WWHITTLESEA , HIRE C.OUNCIL. eniEDAY, 9T1 JANUARY, 1018. Tbe ordinary monthly mneting of the re Council was held on Wednesday at the Couneil Chamber., Me. ,nies' Institute, Mernda. Present: The President (Or L. W. Clarke), C Grs Hurrey, Morgan, Thomas, a?k, Brown, Raid, and M'Ourmaok. The minoutes of the last ordinary nthly and annual meeting were read Ssonfirmed. coisBPOFNDeNCe. From Department Lands and Sur. sagain inviting attention to letters t re closing of certain road in Parish Linton, and requesting a reply.-. be referred to the Country Roads ,rd. From Department of. Public Works, king Council to give earnest conai. ration to matters referred to in ditor's report under the headings of h receipts, bank account, pound it account, contracts, and estimate - etponditure exceeded by £1500.- e President said this eosamuniontion d come to hand just after their last erting. The matter had been dealt ilb at their last teetine, and the paitment would be on informed. From Department of...
NEW YEAR'S DAY AT YAN YEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
NEW YEAR'S DAY AT YAN YEAN. The annual monster public pic-nic was held at the Yan Yean Reservoir (one of the most picturesque spots in the State for such an event) on New ,Year's Day. - The day being an ideal one for the occasion, there was as usual a large attendance of the general public, including some well-known and distinguished visitors., The Committee, for the first time, reserved the sole right to supply light refreshments, lollies, ice-cream, hot water, etc. The management of these stalls was in the skilful hands of Mr J. M'Kenzie, of "Lochabar," Yan Yean, who had capable assistants in a number of the fair sex from the Yan Yean district. The stallholders were:-Lollies and Ice-cream, Miss R. M'Phee, assisted by Misses Olney and S. Hurrey; Fruit, Miss M. Hancorne and Bliss M'Sweeney; Aerated Waters, etc., Miss A. Jolley and Miss K.. M'Kenzie; Refreshments, Miss V. Mann, assisted by Misses Ryder and W\ilson (2). These young ladies worked like Britons and attended to the wants ...
CONVALESENCE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
CONVALESENCE This Con. Camp is what I calls A snifter out and out, It takes some bloomin' stouchin' There aint the slightest doubt, 'Twould make a deaf and dumb man Lift up his voice and shout. "This Convalescent Camp," I see " 'As reached the dizzy limit." When I see such a thing as that. Ther must be something in it, And if you wants to hear for why Just listen for a minute. Sqare dinkum, if you lie in bed After six forty five, You'll never get no breakfast As sure as I'm alive ; And when you do get up to time You've got to make a dive. You get your ticket for your eai[?] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Get out of bloomin' dig. Then you rush for all you're worth A waiting to get in, And when they call for N.C.Os, My word ! there is a din. These act as our Mess Orderlies, They cut up all the bread ; And when at last the work.is done; We run to to be fed ; And if you couldn't eat it all I'd knock you on the head. But what's the use of growling ? It's better than the Lin...
BRITAIN'S GREATEST NEED. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 January 1918
BRITAIN'S GREATEST NEED. An illustrated Booklet under the above title has been issued by Dr. Barnardo's Homes,dealing with a subject of vital im- portance to the welfare of the Nation. Britain's manhood is being drained in fight- ing to preserve all that we hold dear. It is our duty to those who have so bravely given their lives that their supreme sacrifice should not be in val. Who are to take their places but the chidren ? The poster of the early war days was addressed to our men : it is now also addressed to the Babies, and its claim upon them is as vital as its claim upon our potential fighting men — YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU ! It is of para- mout importance to the British Emrpire that so far as is possible every child born within its limits shall be brought to man's estate. The work which will devolve upon youthful shoulders behoves us to see to it that those shoulders are fitted for the task ; that those young lives are well nurtured, in order that they may have healthy minds in ...
BRIGHT JIMMY GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
BRIGHT JIMMY GREEN. The- third standard boys were dron lng out "The Minstrel Boy." in a manner whbic betokened that they did not think very much of that remark able youth's accompliskmeots.. ""The harp he loved ne'er spoke again, for he tore its chords asun der,' " repeated the pale young manr they caled teacher. "Now, what does that mean 7" he asked. For a few miautea the lads grep pled with the mighty problem, and then Bright Jimmy Green's hana shot up.. "Please, teaeher, 'be, tore his chords asunder' means 'be split his corda roys,' " was the most unexpected sa swer. And yet it is said that a" school teacher's ifle has never a bright mo ment.
EXTREME MEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
EXTREME MEABUREg. "Trbis towel," said the attendant' nt the germ-proof barber's shop, "has been subected to an extreme heat and I. thoroughly sterilsed." "Good thing," commented the pre tree. "This soap has beeo debatertalf ad and the comb and brash are thor* oughly antisepticised." "Great scheme." said the patron.. "The cthair in which you sit is given a daily bath of bichloride of mercury, while its cushions are bak ed in an oven heated to a hundred and eighty-seven degrees, whict is gar anteed to shrivel up any bacilli that tome along." "My word," said the patroer. "The razor and lathat.br'?h ner boiled before being used. Even the-" "Well, look here," said the patron.. who had been sittifn wrapped up i= the towel during alL this, "why dont't you go orn and asayv me ?'" "But I am not the barber.'" "You're not ? Where is he ?"' T"'hey are boiling him, air."'
WISE AND OTHERWISE. TAKING NO RISKS. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
WISE AND OTHERWISE. TAKING NO RISKS. The thin-faced woman with the pop pies in her bonnet bounced into the grocer's shop carrying a bag at arm's length, and with the other hand nip ping her nose In a manner eloquently suggestive. "Here's five o' them six eggs I 'ad onf you yesterday," she said. "Thought you said they was fresh ? I broke one to poach for my 'us band's breakfast. Phew I Talk abouo bad drains--" "Impossible, madam," interruptid the man in the apron. " Let me crack one to prove-" "'Art a me I" the lady interposed, "Get them two 'ams out o' the win dow hrat." "Shallt I send them up to your house, madam 7" asked the obedient and beaming grocer. "I ain't buyin' no 'ems," came the reply. "I Jest wanted 'em out so's I could watch you from outside. WValt till I tap the window, then git on with the crackin'. I've got a family and can't take no risks."
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. Reports for December, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
AGRICULTU RAL COLLEGES. , Reports for December, 1917. At a meeting of the Council of Agri. cultural iEducation on the 9th January, the question of lighting the D)ookle College was under consideration. The College is at tresent lgitled by acetyleneu gas. but owing to tile high price of carbide cffirts are being mnado. to substitute a cheaper system. A Commoit c has been appoluteid to consider the uadit ability of iontalliungilecricity or air gas, c hApplti lious for tileo loyal Agrieultural isecip -oosuea5-n chvlrfiihdsr..if';o _, bt recilpent to 3 years' residence at ou~ote Agricultural College, should be forwarded not later than the 31st inostant to the Secre tary of this Council. 'his scholarship is open only to sons of members of the itoyal ?uclety, and a competitive examination of applicants will be held. It was decided that a uniform charge of 6s per bushel sehould be omtde this season for seed wheat supplied from both Agri cultural Colleges. Tile Prnclipal of the Dooklo Agricu...
FINDING THE RANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
FINDING THE RANGIO. It to one thing to spot a hostile battery and another problem altole ther to hit it. The localty may boe well known, but the range difficult to. determine. To simplify matters in this respect, "tracer" shells are used'. Into the base of the shell a metal case is screwed containing a material which is sel-ifugtting as the projee tile rushes through space. For night operatioas the material need in the "tracer" bursts into a britliant flame, but by day the "tracer" leaves a trail of dense black smoke. By this" means the gunners are able to watch and time the shell right up to the moment the explosion takes place, and by knowing the locality in which the shell bursts, the adjustment to the range oat the target in compara tively a simple matter. ttd ,m m m smm a ..
IMPROVING STEEL HELMETS. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
IMlPROVIN STEEL HELMETS. Deecribing the new British steel helmet, Dr. . W. aleeby says that instead of the straight front of the French helmet it Las a sloping front which will deflect even machine gun and rifle bullets. Protection against shock is secured by an inside cap, al round which ae hollow rubber studs, and between every two studs the air gets in, thus obviating any need for a ventilation hole at the top, as in the French helmet, which le a weak nose. "There is going to be attached to this helmet," continued Dr. Baleo by, "something of which I cannot tell you anything, but which will avert nine out of ten cases of blindness. "I have got my way," Dr. B..leeby further says, "about heart r.rmour for our soldiers. The milltary author ities have consented to try ihether something cannot be devised, and we have now bean odlcialy informed they are going to do. it. Perfectly wonderful things in the way of shields have been done aheady with very simple means. Every soldier ought to....
AMAZING FEAT OF A V.C. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
AMAZING FEAT OF A V.C. Sergeant Tugg, of the li.?.M.O., who witneseed Private T. Jo:e,:, of Runomrn win his Victoria Cross, re eently described the amazing manner in which the Cheshire soldier took a hundred German prisoners. Here is his story : !'On September 25th we took a viil lage and started to dig ourselves in. Jones turned to his officer and said, 'Let us get at them or there will be trouble.' The officer declined to sanc tion a charge. The shower of bullets continued, and the man next to Jones was hit. This seemed to an noy the man who was destined to win the V.C., who remarked to the offcer : ' It I'm to be killed I'll be killed fighting, not digging.' He grab bed his rife and walked over to the German trenches alone. "Everyone expected him to go down enstantly, and we learned later.that one bullet had gone through his hel met and three through his tuilc. We gave him up when he entered the German trench, but eight minutes la tar others of his comrades went across to the Ger...
THE Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser AND Diamond Creek Valley Advocate Published Every Friday Morning. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1918. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
~THE ittha and httl?titttesst iltre ýIdvertiker AND amtteon terr t allg ýtrvtate PubliaAedt very Friday Mloring. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, Islt. Mr Frank M'Nab, LL.M., of M'Nab and M'Nab, solicitors, Ac., may be consulted at the Bridge Inn Hotel, Mernda, on Sale days, Miss Zillah Goldman, A.L.C,M,, Panton Hill, notifies by advertiscment in this issue that she will resume tuition on Monday next, asat inst. Tenders are invited by the Commis sioner of Grown Lands and Survey up to Thursday next, 24th inst,, for the right to grate on several blocks of land In the Parish of Queenstown. Par ticulars are given in our advertising columns. Owing to thle Railway Commis sioners having tdecided, on the plea of economy, to effect a number of reductions in the current timeltahle, conmmencing on Wednlesday next the tos, as.m downs and the is 5o p.m. up train to Whittlesea on week days (Saturdays excepted) will be cancelled. At the. Huratbtldge Church of Eng land Sunday Schnnt a ·atl o -work .,nl gifts wa...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
ORICKET. The Court Robin Hood Lodge tesenesittni Eltham on Saturday last, but the matobbad ultimately to be aba'ndoued, rin settiog oIn bhevily after Ettium had batted. 0. tour. don and Ray Morris both batted foreefully. Scores r ILTIIAM. O. Oordon, Daniels, b King ,.. 18 R. Norman, b I ing .. 0 J. MColi, b King ... ... 0 fI. flond, a King, Ib Hooper ... II. Watson, tIleckwlth, b Daniels ... 8 Len GIrown, b Hooper . 0 i. O' rnnell, c i)niele, b Budge ... 8 A. Uollllng, b HBudge ., 0 R.Morris, b Daniell ... .., t1 (r. Gtlllngs, Ib Danielt .., 8 A. Isherwood, ot out ... ... 8nodries .. ,.. 8 liowling-King, a wikt for 17 Uooper 2 wktL for to1 Itudge, 8 wktl for tO1 Dnnltel, 8 wkin for 2. COURIT ftnl OOD11000 A. M'Kennle, b Gordon ... ,, A. Hoolper not out... ,,. - ltaseondo, not out .,, .. Hundrles ,.. .. 0. Gordon took I wkt for I rune,
YARRA GLEN. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
YARRA GLEN. (vaou oun o~asRRIPoxDaT.) On Boxing Night, 26th December, a social evening was held in Victoria B1ll, takiag the formn of a novelty night. The proceeds were in aid of the Soldiers' Welcome Home fund. The evening was a great suicess, and the takings amnonted to £9. The prise for best dressed novelty couple was won by the Misses Fleming as " golly wogs"; Miss Aldeth Albert ecsoring the prize for best dressed lady. Mr Wilson Reid, as " Silly Billy," won the prize for the Allies' funny dross claracter, Miss M'Mahon winning the prixs for best represented dress, " Soldier," sad Miss V. Lawrey, as " Red Cross Nurse." This prise was given by Mliss Farnsworth. Mr Farnsworth and Miss Harvie (violins), Miss iarnsworth (piano), and Mr J. Rentoul (cornet) supplied the -musicr MirW. Postlethwaite, as usual, being in charge of the dancing. The Misses Patty and Miss GOdye bad a good tarnover at their ice.cream and soft drinks stalt, and Mtr Olas. Petty kindly donated 50 packets o cigare...
LONELY SOLDIERS IN LONDON. NEW Y.M.G.A. HOSPITALITY LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
LONELY 80LDIERS IN LONDON, NEW Y,Mt.O,A. IIOSPITALITY LEAOGUE. In order that full and praoticcnly free entertainlment mtoy ho provided foIr all nodliers on learv in London, the Ilrhish, iAmt.rican, Auetrlian, Oatan dieat and Now Zealand Y.M.C.A. Orgalninattios hIave ulited to furm aon I"ternutional Y.M.O.A lHospitality l'?ott1,. TIhe lerJuprnry hend quartere of hi. body are at 45 Iledford Squon. The 1im is to I li up every ninen t of o tolli?'e tihe with h«lthy nmuhe-r till''t an0 recreoation. lvn nil lave will In hiln to ee without chnrte of -ny kinld, except a few penct for I n or Wulo fies, the imoset intI recl in i''leO In L ndon. 'l 1 Tlh lonely, pulier will recuive special cnliderel io. hl, i he colt to spend file love it thie qitlslels and coImfort of nn Englih hoim,, hon th ronly ?to colt)mluricnIte wilth t i 1,i.11 A. inq 'iry II ,llen m, wi hIs 11t'd will 11o at o nce eutial , ] 11'hon oI f i t of the lel? i e I, f. lly d t. l ap "Ik onvIoipnted rttrt t1nt soidier do II ll...
ELTHAM COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY, 8TH JANUARY. (Before Philip Cohen, Esq., P.M., and Messrs Gilsenan and Alston, Js.P.) Assault Case. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 January 1918
ELTHIAM COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. - ::::-- TUESuAY, 8T0 JANUARY. (Before Philip Cohen, Esq., P.M., and Maesrs Oilsenan and Alston, Js.P.) Assault Case. Constable Rose proceeded against lonald Tdmpest Southee, chemist, for having on 2nd December last. unlawfully assaulted Joseph :· utler, hotelkeeper, of -Greuaa. borough, so hle son, Lnwranca, nadl a charge of uaing threatening words-In all three charges. Tihe evidence showed that late in the afternoon of Sunday, 2nd December, the defendant, another man Paterson, and two women drove upl in a taxi to the door of the hotel, and defendant, who was under the influence of liquor, demanded more, and on being told by Constable Riose and the hotel keeper that it could not be obtained became abusive. The Constable removed him from the jeranloah after a struggle, during which the defendant struck Butler, senior, in tthe eye. Butler, junior, joined in and also the Constable. Eventually the defendant was hustled into his taxi, and his charfear he...