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Church Services. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Church Services. Sunday Next. Church of England. — Stratford, II a.m. and 7 p.m.; Clydebank, 2.30 p,m. — Rev. W. T. Prentice. Catholic Church, — Stratford, II a.m. , Methodist Chorch. — Stratford 7, Rev. J. Lawton. Maffra, 3, Rev A. J. Collocott ; 7, Mr Pearse. Perry Bridge 3, Rev. J. Lawton. Briago long 11, Rev. A. J. Collocott.
Value of Ensilage. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Yalue of Ensilage. w The principal of the H&wkesbary Agriculture College. Mr H. W. Potts, reports as an example of what can be done in fodder conservation tba6 ' one of the paddock planted witl* sorghum had only scant cultivation, with the result that summer grass, one of the commonest weeds in the: district in a moist season, grew as rapidly as the sorghum. In Feb ruary, 1910, there was as much, summer grass as sorghum, and it was decided to make the crop the foundation for an ensilage stack of maize. The maize harvester was nsed in cutting the crop, and (to gether with summer grass alone from another paddock) about 100 tons of the mixture was put into the silo, the upper part of which con tained about 400 tens of maize, Tbe maize ensilage has all been utilised,, and for some time past' tbe mixture of summer grass and sorghum has 'formed tbe bulk of the feed of the daily stock. It is a little dry now, but.it ib an excellent sample of ensilage, and the stock relish it as muc...
GRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
GRANT. At the Grant mine Btone worth from 12 to 15 dwts per ton is being broken from a lode averaging from three to five feet in width, A trial crushing is now being packed to the Government battery at Grant, Ow ing to the high cost of packing and crashing the management have de cided to treat only a small parcel, and if tbe results obtained are as satis factory as anticipated the farther development of the mine will be ex peditiously gone into.
A STORY OF MASCAGNI. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
' A STORY OF MASCAGNI. Signor Mascagni was in his room at his hotel one day when a street or gan stopped below his window and proceeded to grind out the great com poser's famous intermezzo from ''Cavalleria Rusticana.' The organ grinder turned the. handle in a rather jerky way, and the result was tnat the well-known tune came forth in spasms. The composer writhed in agony. At last, unable to bear it any longer, he rushed bareheaded from the hotel, and bitterly reproached the man for playing the intermezzo so badly. 'I,' he said, 'I am Mascagni; I am the composer. And I .shall myself show you how to play'it.' And Mascagni solemnly turned the handle so that the organ-grinder might notice the correct time. The man thanked him, and the composer returned to his hotel with a pleasant sense of duty well done. Next morning, at the same time, the composer saw the same organ-grinder approach and again take up his posi tion outside the hotel. As Mascagni was leaving the hotel a few minuteB lat...
THE SKY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
* The Sky. By Nellie McQuillen, Grade III. On a rainy day you will see black looking clouds in the sky. They are called Nimbus-clouds. Those streaky clouds are called Stratus clouds. Last night there was a number of red ones in the sky, and in between the red it was blue. Yesterday there was a cloud in the sky and it was just like a Stratns but it was not oue. It was a sort of a Nimbus cloud. Those little curly clouds are called Cirrus.
PHOTOGRAPHY. The Amateur and the Multiplicity of Plates. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
PHOTOGRAPHY. The Amateur and the Multiplicity of Plates. . \ Of such value has been the work done by Mr. Alfred Watkins on behalf of the photographic world, and in par ticular for the beginner in the art, that what he had to say at the Exeter Photographic Convention upon the question of the undue multiplicity of brands of plates cannot fail to be of interest and importance to the ama teur. He argued, with an abundant show of reason, that if all the numer ous brands of any one firm of plate makers be exposed, developed, and compared, the results show no justifi cation for ' - . different brands or la bels, and claimed that English plate makers, who make the best plates in tne world, would sain in dienitv and simplicity by a drastic overhaul of their lists of brands. Mr. Watkins met a possible argument in a manner that at one stroke reveals the danger of the present system to the amateur who, particularly at this time of the year, purchases his plates from vari ous dealers. It might b...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
RIFLE SHOOTING. The fiual saoot for the' ' V.R.A'. medal, which comprises 15 shots each at 300yds., 500yds., and 600yds., was concluded on. the local range on Sat urday last. There was a good deal of interest evinced in the' match, as up the last shoot a good number of mem bers had a chance to win. The weather was not conducive to good shooting, a strong wind and changing lights making it difficult to judge, and, as a result, most of the leading men fared badly. Oha man who had a splendid score at the two previous ranges failed to find the target, and, after eight misses, retired. At the first two ranges Captain W. H. Car ter and W. Bartlett tied, with 65 and 70 each. The shoot at 600yds. re sulted in a win for Captain Carter with 64, making a total of 199. J. King (191) was second, and' W. Bart lett (189) third. Captain Carter has won the medal three years in succes sion, scoring 202, 198 and 199. As rales oaly allow a member to win the medal once, he receives a c^asp, and the meia...
Not His Fault. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Not His Fault. . A London cabby stood glaring at an other cabby whose vehicle had gotten in his way. 'Aw, wot's the matter with yer?' demanded the aggressive one. 'Nothinks the matter with me, yer bloomin' idjut.' . 'Yer gave me a nawsty look,' per sisted the other. 'Me? Wull, yer certainly 'ave a nawsty look, but I didn't give it to yer, so 'elp me.' 'In your sermon, this morning you spoke of a baby as 'a new wave on the ocean of life.'' 'Quite so; a poetical figure.' 'Don't you think 'a fresh squall' would have hit the mark better?' Children always turn- towards the .. J . .
STRATFORD. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Stratford. By M. F., Grade VI. On Sunday we went for a stroll up the Avon river, as far as old Strat ford. This was the place where the' first white men settled when they came about Gippsland. We visited the old cemetery in which we cculd only count nine graves. The ceme tery, was made in about the year 1840. It is a very small one fenced in with post and rails. It has one big bush in it, and a few small ones. The big bush must have been planted as a small plant, for it is right on the centre of the grave. The Pipe-C!ay creek, (which has its banks covered in a mass of green trees drooping over the water, and meeting together), is just below- the cemetery. This creek flows into the Avon river. William Raymond used to get the goods brought to him in bullock waggons from Melbourne, and the people used to get the goods from the station, which he took care of.
FOOTBALL. Stratford v. Maffra. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
FOOTBALL. Stratford v. Maffra. The above collision, oh the local ground yesterday, was not marked by any play which calls for special men tion, and neither side exhibited much form, the absence of systematic train ing being very noticeable, especially towards the end of tbe last quarter. W. Turner's play stood out conspicu ously against trie rest or tne held, and good defense work was shown by Lawrence, whose marking was clean and sure._ Streeter, Rice, Turner, Williams and Maxwell bandied the ball to advantage at times, bat right throughout, the play was too con gested. D. Bourke exhibited good judgment and played well for the home team. S (van's play on tbe wing was good, but a lot of its effect was ^spoilt by the absence of men from their places. Stewart, Adams, Car ran, Kennelly, Crowe, and tbe Gar dens were tbe principal leaders of the attack which ..resulted in a win for tSe locals by 35 points, the fiaal scores being 6 — 17 to 2 — 4. For the winners C. Stewart notched two goa...
Sport in General. STRATFORD HUNT CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Sport in General. ? ? « ? STRATFORD HUNT CLUB, , The Stratford Hunt Club held a most i successful meeting on Tuesday last, when 150 hares and two foxes were bagged as a result of the day's sport. About 50 beaters and guns assembled at 'Craigie Lea'\at 9,30 a.m., .aud . the first drive, overrMr J.. T,;- Webster's [ property, resulted! in- about a dozen nares beAg shot. The second drive, over portion of the 11 Powerscourt ' es tate, 'was more successful, one fox and about 20 hares being the tally, Mr, D. Robinson accounting for the former. The third, drive was responsible for the death of another fox, several shooters having a hand in the accident, the final shot being given by Mr J. Barker, Sixty hares were obtained from this drive. Two more drives over ' ' Powers court ' resulted in about 30 hares going to swell the total, the final drive taking place over one of Mr Foster's paddocks. Although the weather was bleak and showery, all present thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and the'hnnt...
THE WAY IN WHICH THE CRUSADES HELPED ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
The Way in Which the Crusades Helpjed -England. . By O.M.S., Grade VIII. ' Ooly little fish live . in little ?riv«rs.' That is traly said for no one expects to see large fish in small rivers. This illustration applies to every body and every place. Our little world (Stratford) conld be made larger if we only liked to try to enlarge it. A people whose world is'so small cannot but help but hav ing small or narrow minds. Their ideas are confined too much to- the one spot and consequently are in need of widening. The Crusaders having resolved to go to the Holy -Land found on arriv ing in Asia that the people there had different and in many ways better views than they. They, had 1 different modes of dWelling,they [followed different customs ^and dressed differently, Is it any won der then that when the remaining Crusaders retnrned they broadened the ideas of the English and- intro duced other customs. Let ns apply this to our own dis trict, broaden the .minds 6f the inhabitants and intro...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. Messrs Matbieson and Davis held their usual fortnightly stock sale on Monday last, when there was a fair yarding forward. Fat Sheep— Stewart's ewes 15s 4d, wethers 17s 5d ; West Bartlett's lambs 8s Id ; Miss Dermedy's lambs 7s 7d. Fat Cattle. — Bourke's cows, £7 ; A. Knight's cows, £5. Store Cattle. — MfCole's calves: 13s ; Mae Donald's cows, £3 15s ; W. Stother's springers, £3 10a 6d ; P. Chandler's springers, £5 ; A. Knight's springers, £4 5s. The firm repirt selling privately during the last fortnight — 300 crossbred lambs on account of Mr T. Lotton, 300 lambs for Mrs J. Lotton, 30 s ore cows for Messrs Lee Bros., 130 lambs for Mr John Slavin, 580 lambs for Mr W. Hall, aud 300 crossbred wethers for Mr D. Andrews. MELBOURNE MARKETS. PAT SHEEP. The supply was a. moderate one, only 20,000 having been yarded. The greater portion consisted of good and prime. There was, however, a paucity of merino wether's, including a representative draft j of ext...
Mutual Suspicions. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Mutual Suspicion*. A plumber was sent to the house of a wealthy stockbrocker to do some repairs. He was taken by the butler into the dining-room and was begin ning his work when the lady of the house entered. 'John,' said Bhe, with a suspicious glance at the plumber, 'remove the silver from the side board at once and lock it up.' But the plumber was in no wise discon certed. 'Tom,' he said to his assist ant, 'take my watch and chain and these few coppers to my missus at oftce!' A purchaser of an old Arab musket in a Paris bric-a-brac shop discovered in the barrel of the weapon over two hundred and forty valuable turquoises all of beautiful color.
Putting on the Closure. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Putting on the Closure. He was talking very loudly and boastfully in the railway carnage and . compelling everyone to hear . whether they would or hot 'I've been all over Europe in my. time. To France a score of time*; ? worth knowing. Why, I've been to Egypt, and I've been to Constanti nople ten times at least. Funny thltig, now the way the dogs are scavenge!* there, and eat everything in the streets. Awfully dangerous to touch 'em. They eat up every scrap of rub bish.' A young lady in the corner said got'home alive.' And presently a blessed silence reigned in that carriage.
Uphill Work. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Uphill Work. M. Carnot, the well-known French journalist, has been commenting on the ignorance of country children. One doy he met a lad whose brother had been serving in Madagascar. M. Car not asked about the brother, and the lad said he had returned to Toulon a few weeks before. 'Had he a good voyage?' M. Carnot inquired. ? . ' 'Oh, yes,' was tne repiy; -out 11 was very long. It took hitn thirty three days to come home instead of the twenty-seven he took going to Madagascar.' 'How was that? Had he a rough '''NOV oh no!' the youth exclaimed. 'Only Madagascar is lower dowh oh the map than Toulon, so, of course* as they were coming uphill they came more slowly!'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
Farmers and Graziers MONEY! LOANS ON LEASEHOLD AND FREEHOLD PROPERTY' from 4 per cent, for a Term of Tears. Appjy— R. H. JACKSON, Fbbnb'ank. All Communications Confidential. ROSEBA& ORCHARb, ' ' BRIAGOliONG. r, fTmeek JgEGS to announce that be has for Bale the. Choicest Fruits in sea son. Orders left at Lloyd's stores will receive prompt attention. Stratford visited every Monday. SALE SPORTS DEPOT RAYMOND ST,, SALE, For „ all Sporting Goods. CRICKET, TENNIS, GOLF, ETC. . B.L. GUNS from £1 15a. High Grade FISHING TACKLE. EXPRESS ' Gun Cartridges. ' CHERRY, Proprietor. [SS0^C SHOE MAKER, DIXON ST, STRATFORD. | Repairs Neatly and Promptly Executed. Boots and Shoes of all descriptions made j to order. Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed. Boot and Shoe Laces, Polishes of all kinds and colors. . Note Addkess.— Dixon St., Stratford. , Federal Cafe, Stratford. j (CLOSE TO RAILWAY STATION). Meals at all Hoars. Afternoon Tea. Cleanliness,- Civility and Comfort Hot Pies and Fresh Pastry Eve...