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AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME (No. XII.) WHERE WE STAND IN THIS WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
AUSTRAL,; A PLAYS THE. GAME (No. XII.) WHERE WE STAND IN THIS WAR. The first task of the recruiter must he to drive home the intense reality and supreme importance of this war to every Australian. Despite our al most indifferent attitude, it is a fact that Australia is at war, and that it was her Invasion of Papua that , first broke the peace with Germany. It was one of our ships that sank the Emdon. It was our army that drove back the Germans on the bloody field of Po zieres. It was our Prime Minister who gave the lead to all the dominions by offering "our last man and our last shilling." Therefore, Germany must include Australia in its "Hymn of Hate." Long ere this, had the Ger man Fleet been at large, the channels of Sydney and Melbourne would have run red with blood, and their streets been a mass of ruins. Not our most abject surrender would now ward off vengeance; nor, we suspect, would there be discrimination shown to our overt traitors who have played the ' German game by fom...
HERE'S THE BEST WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
HEftE'8 THE BEST WAY. Life is full of small vexations, Little worries, little rubs, Unexpected aggravations, Petty setbacks, sneers and snubs. If you mean to let 'em fret you. Rankle underneath your liide, Soon an early grave will get you Let 'em slide. Laugh, and cast away your troubles, Never hug them to your breast. Worry, and your grievance doubles Don't take sorrow for your guest. Bound to linger if you pet It, Laugh, and it won't long abide; Let it go and then forget it. Let it slide. Not a bit of use in crying Over any milk that's spilled. Nothing's ever helped by sighing Gare a nine-lived cat has killed. You've your trials, I don't doubt it, Still it's time your tears were dried Never look so glum about it Let It slide.
CHAPTER XXIV. A Sacrifice—and the End. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
CHAPTER XXIV. A Sacrifice-and the End. "What Is ft you want of rnei Miles Buckford?" He laughed in an ugly note, and she felt her soul quail within her. "Money," he said sullenly. "A lot o£ it. As much' as you can lay hands on, and a bit more than that." She concentrated her loathing gaze on his brutal face. "You had the instalment less than a month ago. Are you never to be satisfied?" Something approaching eagerness came into his manner. "Now, look here, Belle, play fair. I'm not asking for what isn't my own by rights. But I'm going away out of England - for good." Her heart leaped to the news; some of her burden appeared to lift. "England's no place for me; I want more room. There's a chance out in New Zealand, now; a fine chance, for a man with a bit of capital - say five thousand pounds." She fell back again at that. Five thousand pounds! It could be done in an emergency, but inquiries might result. "Now, I swear to God, that if you hand up the money I'll clear out, lock, stock ...
Expecting Too Much. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
Expecting Too.Much. Gonerai Sir William Robertson, who, as everybody knows, rose from: the ranks, told a good story the other-day concerning his early experiences oJ barrack-room life. In those days the messing was not what it is now, and complaints were not infrequent, one item the men spe cially objected to being the "bully" (preserved) beef, then newly intro duced as a regular item of Army diet in peace time. "Any complaints?" asked the order ly officer one day when the much-dis liked ration was being served for din ner. "Yes, sir," promptly replied a new recruit. "This 'ere bully-beef ain't fit for the likes of us to eat, and I wish to report it." The doctor was sent for to inspect, the food. "So you think this meat isn't fit for a man in your position to eat?" said he. "Allow me to toll you that greater men than ever you will be have eaten it. Even the Commander-in-Chief wasn't above eating it in the Crimea, and made many a hearty meal of.it.'' "Oh, did he?" retorted the recrui...
CUT OFF WITH A SHILLING. Women Leave Nasty Wills, Too. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
CUT OFF WITH A SHILLING. Women Leave Nasty Wills, Too. By the will of a north country man proved a few weeks ago, his wife was cut off with the proverbial shilling. The same sum of money was left his wife by a certain builder, one David Osment, whose fortune amount ed to £7,700. An ex-mayor of Gwynfryn left a still larger sum of money, £72jl2G, but he only willed a shilling to his wife. Then there is the historical will of the man who left a farthing to be sent to his spouse in an unstamped en velope. But it isn't only men who leave spiteful wills. Four pounds for a mourning suit was all a Birmingham lady bequeath ed to her husband. A certain Miss Mary Marchant left a "box and all its contents" to her doctor. On being opened the box was found to contain all the medicines the doctor had prescribed for his bene factress for nineteen years.
Predictions for 1917. WHAT "OLD MOORE" AND "RAPHAEL" SAY. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
Predictions for 1917. WHAT "OLD MOORE" AND "RAP HAEL" SA*. BELOW are extracts from the above me Honed astrologers, who have baen pU ,[ lining their propheciesan«oaj^ .f,°:rg»tl nii»li 100 years. This is Raphael 8 97tli, while " Old Moore" has been fomoUB for generations aa an interpreter of Bigns and wondere. " OLD MOORE. "The heaviest burdens of the war, which during the yea. 1916 has been so heroically sustained by France, will now bo lifted from the weBt and will be trans ferred to Turkey in the eBBt where Death will assume protean forms and will bwk through the iani from north to south and , from east to west, leaving behind a a holocaust of dead, red ruin, black plague, famine and starvation. The flight to Asi Minor, tho seed ground of all Its black inheritago, tho plunder and murder of Hie Christiana-these things will be told in the same way aa we epeak of the ven geance of God. ... , " Russia's millions roll steadily onward, flooding the field of war and absorbing more of ter...
Porepunkah Patriotic Com" mittee. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
Porepunkah Patriotic Com" mittee. FOLLOWING is the president's report and balance-sheet for the year ended February 28th, 1917:-Onoe again wo have the honor of presenting to you our report and balance-sheet for the year ending 28th February, 1917, and it la satisfactory to know that, notwithstanding the number of people who have left the place, our re ceipts will bear favorable comparison with that of last year, which goes to prove thai the residents generally recotznise the cause a worthy one for which the money has been subscribed. Our committee meetings have been very well attended during tho year, of whicb we held eighteen attended as under:-Miss Hudson 18, Miss Rayner 14, Mies Bartlett 14, Mrs Stephens 9, Miss Phyllis Barlow 8, Mrs H. L Wintor 7, IVirs T. Wilson 1, Messrs C. G. Good man (president) 18, G Rayner, senr. (hon. treasurer), 17, T. Serpless 16, T. Seatner 14, J. Forrestor 11, W. Blaikie 5, 0 Macklan 3. With regard to some of the members, I might state that a few left...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
Sporting. INTENDING competitors at the forth coming Easter Carnival at Bright are again reminded that nominations for alt events close with the secretary (Mr fc. J. Delany)on Saturday, 31 inst The entries to hand so far are very encouraging. Arthur Larkin, of Bright, again mono polised the riding at the Tarrawingee races on Saturday last. Out of six events on the card, Larkin rode four winners, and was placed second in another event. Those who fancy the top weights in the A.J.C. Doncaster--Woorak (10.12) and Poiycrates (q 10)-will be interested to learn that in its lengthy history only four winners of the rich Randwick mile race carried over 9-0 to victory. These were Marvel, who won with 104; Ben Bolt, with 9 9; Sir Foote, with 9.4; and Courallie, with 93 Three years ago Gigandra ran second in the Doncaster with 9 8, and in 1911 Flavinius was third with 9 7- Should Poiycrates capture the race, he will be bracketed with Wakeful and Sir Foote as winners of the New market Handicap and...
The Open Column. [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with opinions expressed in these columns.] UNEMPLOYMENT. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
The Open Column. |.\Vedo not necessarily identify ourselves with opinions expressed in these columns.] UNEMPLOYMENT. TO THE EDITOR 3m,-There is a Btrong suspicion thit attempts ore being made just now to create unemployment by all Government departments on the plea that money is needed for war purposes, and yet the protectionist deputation to the Prime Minister lately told hira that we imported silks and satins valued at ^1,500,000 last year. We alBO imported for the half year £2,500,000 worth of motor oars and aceeeaorioB. It is euBy to see that a cer tain olass does not economise, whilst others are driven from pillar to post dogged by fear of want. "We are shipping vast quantities of wool to the old land as uauil, having it made up into woollens, and shipping most of it back again. It seems to many of us that this muddling mismanagement is deliberately organised, for whore we could asBiat the Empire we are only mocking and fooling. While the prioe of living 1ms gone up, so also ha...
A Feather in the Wind Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., Lon., and Mclb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXIII. A Summons. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
A Feather in the Wind By FRANK H. SHAW, Author of "Q'he Love . Tides," ."The Uondage ofHate,^ ic. Published by Arrangement with Cassell & Co., Lpn.,and Xlclb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXIII. A Summons. And now- there remained nothing but (o take up tile thread or life again where.it had apparently snap ped short and set all fears at bav bv allowing the maternal happiness 'that each day bred to mingle with lier wifely love and malce all things blessed. Yet behind it all, lurking hideously a viper,which thrust forth a loatii some head of menace in everv un guarded moment, was tiie Knowledge of what she was in very truth* a wanton woman, no lawful wife to tho man of her heart, but his mistress" And the child-the child! A month went by and another, and the voung life quickened beneath her heart to bring gnawing pangs that tore 'her soul in pieces. Derek was quick to comment on her weariness, on her (rarest and constant harassment- but she had learnt a new duplicity 'now and ...
Bright Free Library, [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 30 March 1917
Bright Free Library, A MEETING of the committed waa bsU, Tuesday evening, 20th inst, st & L'brary. The member* present tjS Ylaasra Damio (president), Troon jj5:-v ning, G. Abraham, Sumner. flojLi-'. Ii'inouf, and Atiern (hon. a-c ) Apolo?' were road from MeBsre Dahoy i!; H unter. ;J The report of the canvasaets iV,,.*' tint 53 now nvimbors had paid their scriptions. The president tixp'esitd hfe' appreciation of the improved 6n!t^;': position and adviaed continued orgi-j tion to further increase the numbttij to retain those now on the subscribe list. On the motion of .Messrs Hk* and Abraham, the book omuiiltee v empowered to purchase b'toka tip lo4"-: extent of £5. A suggestion bsokutiV placed on the Library table inii nenbsf-" bo asked to make use of it bo tin ^ Library may be *.nade mora and moras to date. It iB intonded to hold one p'-\ entertainment each year to build institution in all its brunches.-On it: motion of the president and Mr Abut it waa decide 1 that no actio...
War Service Certificates, WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO GET THEM. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
War Service Certificates, WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO GET THEM. To carty on Australia's shore of the war 'He Commonwealth Government must havo moDsy-already four war loans have been successfully floated, and the money ib boing devoted to war purpoBes only. While the war lasts it will be neoessary to havo a. continual flow of money into (he Commonwealth Treasury for this purpose. To meet the demand War Saving Certifi cates in denominations of £1, £5, £10, £'50, £ 100, £1090 are offered for sale at a discount repayable in full in 3 years from dato of purchase, ' A deposit of 17/6 will buy a £1 cer tificate. A deposit ot i!4 7/6 will buy a £5 cer tificate. A deposit of £8 15/ will buy a £10 cer tificate. A deposit of £43 15/ will buy a £50 certificate A deposit of f87 10/ will" buy a £100 certificate. A deposit of £875 will buy a £1000 certificate. (Repayable in full from three years from date of purchaso ) This is equivalent to compound Interest at 4J par cent on the amount of your purch...
Bright Free Library. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
Bright Free Library. A MEETING of the committee of above was hold at the Library on Tuesday evening, when Ihero wore present-Messrs. J. A. Dando (president), R. Manning, R. K. Troon, E J. Delany, P. VV. Sumner, L. S, Renouf, G. E. Abraham, J, Hughan, and E. K. Ahorn, hon. sec.-Confirmation of the minutes was agreed to on the motion of Messrs. Abroham and Man ning.-Treasurer reported that there was a credit balance in the'bank of £11 19/4, and 3/ cash in hand.-Reooived.-Mr Sumner suggested that the building at ? he rear of the library be sold and a gas plant purchased for lighting purposes. He would be prepared to tender for both. After some disounsion, at the suggestion of the presidentyMr Sumner gave notice of motion for consideration of this ques tion at next meeting.-Seoretiry was in structed to interview Miss Moore (librarian) regarding her application for leave, and also call a meeting of the book committee after Easter.-Following accounts were passed for payment:-Brogan Bros, ...
Federal Politics. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
Federal Politics. THE electors of Indi are about to partict pate in a "real good fight." The Labour and Nationalist oandidalea are vory ablo gentleman and in the prime of life. Both are inloresling speakers. The ad vantage of better nquaintanceBhip with the electorate and tlio electors rests with " Parker John," who ia idolised by the Labourites and esteemed by all who know him, oven though tlioy detest hid politics. Mr Leckio, tlio Nationalist candidate, if an excellent speaker, who Bteers clear of platitudes, and expresses his views dis tinctly and with confidence. He is a manly man, and any advantage resultant from personal friendships in the electorate onjoyed by Mr Moloney will be equalised by Mr Leckie carrying the flag of Empire and also making his appeal to the pat riotism of the people of Indi. The Nationa list battlecry is " Leckie and Loyalty.1' Mr Frank AnBtey, M.H.li., addressed a erowdod audience at the A.YV.U. Hall, Ballarat, ou Sunday night on "The Labour Parly and C...
PATRIOTIC FROGS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
PATRIOTIC FROGS. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,- The biological department of the University of Melbourne is in urgent need of frogs, which must be at least three Inches in length along the backs. Clauses in session are Btuck up for want of this material. They pay 2/G per dozen, und pay freight by rail. The frogs may be packed in tios or boxes with Bomo damp grass, and number of school, witti postal address enclosed or attached to parcel. The address:-MR- W. Man's, Biological Department, Universitj', Melbourne. Frogs lees than three inches in the body are useless. Ia the past the patriotic funds of many of our schools have been advanced by effort in this direction. It in to be hoped there will be a repetition of our piat SUCC6BS. -Yours, etc., B. T. PEARSE, District Treaaurar, Beechworth Inspec torate Patriotic Fund.
FAIR DEALS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
FAIR DEAXS. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,-Having written to tho Council lost Juqs asking for a refund of rates paid on my late brother's battery, as same is not a public crushing plant, after sotno discussion on this matter, it was referred to the secretary for inquiry. 1 have not heard since or got any satis faction. May I ask if the oouncil has over collected a rate on another battery here, and was it not a public crushing plant ? What is the use of writing to the council when do satisfaction is given -Youte, etc., J. A. ATRIDGE. Wandiligong, 3/4/17.
The Open Column. [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with opinions expressed in these columns.] THE ANZAC OR SOLDIERS' VOTE. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
The Open Column. [We do not necessarily Identify ourselves with opinions expressed in these columns.] THE ANZA.C OR SOLDIERS' VOTE. TO THE EDITOR SIR,-All Ilia George Washinglons seem to be dead. A new morality now seetUB to bo popular, and any old lie can aesisl the nation at war. Tho renewal of the cry for the Soldiers' Vote on tho.eve of an .election recal'e the efforts of the! .post Government to suppress that vote just at a time when every elector in Australia was breathless with excitement at the looked-for results of the Anzac Vote. Everybody recalls the "Manifesto" issued to the Boldiers at the front by Mr Hughes, the last paragraph of which read : "Soldiers of Australia, your follow citi zens look to you for a lead, your votes are being taken firat. I appeal to you who have gone out to. fight our battles, and who have covered Australia with glory, to lift up your voices and Bend ono mighty shout across the ocean, bidding your fellows to do their duty to Australia aud the ca...
Rainfall at Bright. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
Rainfall at Bright. FOLLOWING ia tue rain recjni in Brig'il for til3 past four years, and the i resent year up to d c. These tipiucs have been kin-ilj supplied by Mr. K. J. Delany : 19 i:s 11114 1.69 0.33 2.3S 3.0B 4.ao 1:53 2.H8 0.5K 2.49 1. 8 2.72 1915 1 I91G I 1917. 41 until. January . February . March .... April .. . May June July August ...T September October . November December. 2.84 1.36 6; 07 1.24 2.99 1.2SI 2.20 4.42 3.42 4.31 2.9S 1.07 0.97 0.5:&lt;i o.soj 2.4V 6.1' 9. nr. 5.021 6.8: 4.9! fi.0' 1.2f 1.08! 33. G9 J23.-4SI45. R-l54.fi.' 9.77 3.361 :t. IS 0.96| 3.07 2.2(. li. 17! S.2 5.V 5.3 ti .fit
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
jai Delay is dangerous. Why risk more serious i troubles when you can be quickly cured bya few doBeB of Bonnington's Irish Moss -the family cough medicine. ?Refuse imitations. Insist on the genuine. 53 'omingtorfs SrsshuMoss ' Almost- four inshes. of rain : fell last .jnontis*, i MADE IN AUSTRALIA Pure Wool Sox, Stockings and Underwear For Men, Women and Children EAGLET" Brand All . "Eagley" Goods The This Trade Mark is on all "Eagley" Goods are Pure Wool and thoroughly shrunk. OCQQO OO DOOOSOOOSOOQOOOOCSaoOOOOOQOOOOOOOOOQOOGOOOOQQ I | is to continue until the whole of the stock is sold! THis will be done regardless of cost, having determined to give up the Retail trade and confine my ener gies to Repairs and Bootmaking only. NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED as every pair must be sold. ©tir Wiii^w fov baffg&teBS ! R. IILEI Practical Boot & Shoe Maker 'ALPINE CORNER BRIGHT. OOeQOQSOOQOOOOeOSCGCOCOGOO ^00c&lt;3ia«»©0®00ffl00®©i&©®®®0&lt;>® IRELAND...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 6 April 1917
MICHAEL P. RYAN, I } BARRISTER & SOLICITOR. Will visit BRIGHT every fortnight in | future. May bs seen at Stsr Hctel. Date of next Visit-10th Aptil. AHERN & M'SWINEY Barristers and Solicitors, REID STREET, WANGARATTA Mr. M'Swiney, C:mtuiB9ioner for New South Wales. Trust and other Mmeye to Lend. J0ank°'2btfalta HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY. 'fSPVu General Banking Business in tho principal Cities and Towns of Australia, London, TIdworth (Salisbury Plain), and Rabaul. Cable remittances nude to. and drafts draws on foreign placca direct. Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Letters ol credit issued to anr part of the world. Banking and Exchange Business of -£rerj description transacted within the Common wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Interest paid on fixed deposits. Adrances made against approved securities. V Savings Bank Department Imum At all Branchc3, and over Interest at 0&lt;y posit . ocnfl Agjencico at Poet Offices Pcr ~ AUWw jn Anot...