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THE PRODIGALS. A MYSTERIOUS MIDNIGHT CEREMONY. I. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
THE PRODIGALS A MYSTERIOUS MIDNIGHT CEREMONY. By A. G.v, Greenwood. I. Jim Fernshawe staggered, lurched, then, stumbled and fell in a heap upon the frost-bound, black surface of the ' high road. The night was very dark and in tensely cold. A biting wind from the eaBt swept across the bleak and bar ren waste of Kenthame Moor, over which, through valley and by hill, the road wound for fourteen miles. Fernshawe had come to the end of ^ his tether. He lay breathing heav ily — the sound of his breathing a sob — his clenched hands motionless on the metalled ground, his heart ham mering. ' - A subdued whirr, at first a drone, a swift, panting, floated up from be hind him. Far away, flickering and dancing, shone the headlights of a car. He rolled painfully over, his eyelids twitching as he stared at the swiftly-approaching vehicle. Then, on all fours, he scrambled to, the Bide of the road trying to cry out -the- Bound,, harsh, hoarse, and very weak; issuing in futile sibilance.from - ~ his ...
THE TIFFS AT HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
THE TIFFS AT HOME. 'Is there anything in the paper?' asked Mrs. Tiff of her husband, who had been monopolising the 'Star.' 'No,' replied Mr. Tiff. 'It seems to me that you are taking a long time to read nothing. Suppose you hand it to me. Perhaps I can find something in it.' wen, nere is sometmng wnicn may interest you. A man in Gippsland re fused to pay his wife's funeral expen ses, and the undertaker sued for the money. The court decided that a husband must pay for his wife's burial. What do you think of taking a case like that to court?' 'I should think tHe mean man would be ashamed of himself,' declared Mrs. Tiff, emphatically. 'So should I,' assented Mr. Tiff. 'The very idea of a man not wanting -to pay for his wife's funeral. I should have thought he would have been per fectly delighted to ? ' 'John Henry Tiff,- what are you say ing?' demanded the lady. 'Oh, of course; I didn't mean that, you knew. I meant that he should consider it a sacred duty to give hig wife respectable b...
IDEAS OF A PLAIN COUNTRY WOMAN. Old Maids and Single Women. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
IDEAS- OF A PLAIN COUNTRY WOMAN. Old Maids and Single Women. All old maids do not remain single. Mylo Jones's wife was one. Likewise I have known splendid matronly wo men who have lived single when they should by all indications of Nature have been: Wooed and married and a', Kissed and' carried awa'. Perhaps this was what they were waiting .for. But they should not have waited too long. Some girls are wedded by tumultu-, ous wooing, but after a reasonable - length of time a woman ought to take her destiny into her own hands and pick up ' some good fellow who would hardly have the courage to ask her if she hadn't let him know it would be agreeable. Many single women remain so be cause they do not see an opportunity to make what their friends would con sider a suitable marriage. There are comparatively few suit able marriages, and yet the vast ma jority of them do well enough. We can't have things too~suitable in this world. Harmony is a fine thing, but it can grow monotonous: Some pe...
District Notes. DARGO. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 21 June 1912
District Notes. a DARGO. j On Wednesday evening. 12th inst., a representative gathering of citizens of Dargo and surroanding district assembled at Mr P. Coloe's Bridge hotel to bid farewell to Constable D. Stuart, who has been transferred from Dargo to Heyfield. Notwithstanding the short notice given visitors were present from xabberrabbera and lal botville and a most enjoyable smoke social was held. Mr D. Hurley, J.P., was voted to tbe chair, and . in a few well-chosen words explained the object of the gathering. After the usual loyal toast had been honored, Mr Russell contributed a song in his usual fine style. The toast of ' Public Officers ' was proposed by Mr T. King, and re sponded to by Mr RuBsell (head teacher Dargo State school) and Mr Eldridge (head teacher Tabberrabbera school) Song, 'Australia Marching On,' Mr D, Hurley. » The toast of ' Farming and Pas toral Industry ' was proposed by Mr Russell, and responded to By Messrs. ; Riggall, Scott, Websdale and King. Song, ' T...
Grigsby's "Night Out." A PEN-AND-INK SKETCH. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Grigsby's ' Night Out.' A PEN-AND-INK SKETCH. Although education has done much to supply deficiencies, and to make mock sympathy out of calves' heads when the real article is not to be found, yet education, potent as it is, cannot do all things. 'Crooked dis ciples' will exist from time to time, and to prove.it, let the story be told of Jacob Grigsby. Of crooked disciples, Jacob Grigsby was the crookedest. His disposition was twisted like a ram's horn, and none could tell in what direction would be the next turn. He was an indepen dent abstraction — one of that class who do not seem aware that any feel ings are to be consulted but their own, and who take the last bit, as if uncon scious that it is consecrated to that useful divinity 'manners.' Grigsby was born with the idea that the rest of the world, animate or inan imate, was constructed simply for his special amusement, and that if it did not serve the numose. it was his inde feasible right to declare war against the offender. Wh...
SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
SELECTED RECIPES. Vegetable Soup. — Boil a soup bone slowly for two hours, having salted and peppered it; chop in a wooden bowl three onions, two potatoes, a stalk or two of celery, one carrot, and some parsley, and add to the soup bone half an .hour before removing from the fire. A tablespoonful of rice or oatmeal put in with the bone thickens the soup. Golden Syrup Pudding. — Four ounces of flour, four ounces of suet, half a teacupful of breadcrumbs, three dessertspoonfuls of syrup, half a tea spoonful of ginger, a quarter of a tea spoonful of carbonate of soda, one ounce of sugar, one egg. Rub the suet into the flour, add the ginger and the baking-powder, and gradually all the other ingredients. Warm the syrup with a little milk. Place all in a basin and steam for three hours. Doctor Johnson Pudding. — Cut sever al substantial slices from a stale loaf of bread, trim off the crusts, divide the bread into pieces about two inches square, and line a large basin neatly with them right...
Death Before Dishonor Or, THE DUEL OF EIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Death. Before Dishonor Or, THE DUEL OF EIGHT. I la Montbrun the cannon had been firing and the joy-bells had been ring ing ail day long, whilst the citizens were well-nigh mad with delight, foi Montcalm had beaten the English only twelve miles away, and King George's redcoats had sullenly re treated through the town, longing, like the thoroughbred bulldogs the} were, to turn upon and rend thei. pursuers. 'Good-bye, Mary,' said a handsome - young scarlet-coated, jack-booted, Bri tish Dragoon; 'your father, as Mayor of Montbrun, gives a ball in the towr. hall to-night to the French and Ameri can officers. I suppose our old flames will have as bright smiles for the blue and silver as they once had for the scarlet and gold. Well, 'tis the way o- the world, so adieu, my little fairy, adieu! When peace is proclaimed, no matter which- way the war wags, we shall meet again.' . 'Yes, Harry, and so .au revoir, but not farewell. Whenever you .return to Montbrun you will find me tht same; 'fide...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
For Bronchial Coughs take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,. Is 6d. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, la Cd. Memt off all Sales. 3 s. INTHE£ Allowed off all Cash Purchases of 2/6 or over. To the public of Stratford and Surrounding Districts, E D. LEWIS Wishes to inform them that he intends holding a Big Discount Sale Of Boots and Shces, Men's Clothing. Moles, Denims, Shirts, Undershirts and Pants, Flannels, etc. - Special Values in Clothing. Calico Sheetings, Men's Tweed Trousers in large variety. ? Special Prices for. the balance of Men's and Boj's' Overcoats - and Ladies' Jackets. ISTo Prices Quoted, as Price-Lists Mislead. E. D. LEWIS Wishes to thank the People of the District for the support accorded to him since starting bu siness, which has by far exceeded the most san guine of ex pectations, and has determined to celebrate it by holding a Big Discount Sale. No Oombine Prices at this store, Everything marked in plain figures. One Trial solicited. RemembeF...
Rose Culture. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
- Rose Culture. An Eastern aspect, or at least, a south-eastern position, well sheltered from winds, must be selected for roses. A clay sub-soil is a great asset in the rose garden, and the ground must be well 'trenched and drained before planting. If the sur face is of a light or sandy nature cow manure, bone dust, soot and sweetened clay should be mixed with the soil. Clay that has been exposed to the sun until it crumbles is sweetened. For heavy soils of a tenacious charac ter the sweetened clay may be omitted, but horse manure and a little bone dust and soot may be worked into tbe surface. One of the most successful amateur growers in Victoria, Mr E. A. Vale of Surrey Hills, always secures a supply of cow hoofs for the planting season. He places a few with each tree, but not in close contact, bo that it may get fairly started before the roots begin to touch the hoofs. With plants of the same variety this grower has noticed that those with tbe hoofs always give the be8t results, ...
CIRCE'S PALACE. Chapter V. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Circe's Palace. Chapter V. By Hylda Gray, Grade VI. With so agreeable prospect before him,' Ulysses thought that he could do no better than go straight to the palace gate, and tell the owner that there was a crew of poor shipwrecked sailors, not far off, who would be glad if he would be so kind as to give them a little food. Bat Ulysses had only made a few steps in the direction of the palace, when he heard a great twittering and chiiping from the branch of a tree near by. A few seconds afterwards a bird came flying towards him and hovered about in the air. It was a very pretty little bird, with purple -wings and body, yellow legs, and a circle of golden feathers round its neck, and on its head a golden tuft, which looked like a tiny king's crown. He tried to catch the bird but it flew away out of his reach, and when he showed a purpose of going forward, it still uttered its mournful, cry; .
THE CLOUDS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
The Clouds. By- Julia Fleming, Grade III. i ?The clouds are made of tiny drops i of water or water dust. It is not called ?: rain when it is. up in the sky, but i when it'- is falling it is called rain | When you see a Nimbus .cloud, you I may be sure of rain ; Mt , might not rain just when you see it, but iu a few hours it might. On a hot day you will see a cloud over a swamp; it is a Cumulus. Sometimes it has a bit of black on it, it is a sign of a i thunder storm. Sometimes there is ? a little curly cloud and it is called i ? the Cirrus cloud. When you see it i you may be sure of wind or rain.
THE VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
The Voyage oe Columbus. By Winnie HalJ, Grade III, The shape of the earth is round, but some men thought it was flat like a penny, and if you came very far out yon would come to giants and dragons. But Columbus knew bet ter, and knew that the world was round. When Columbus sailed west, he discovered America. He wanted to go to the East Indies, bnt America stopped him. Colnm bas-was the first man from Furope to land in America,
Burnt to Death. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Burnt to Deatli. An old-age pensioner, named Alex ander Henry, 84 years of age. and a very old identity of the Newry dis trict, had not been seen about for the past five or six days, and fears were s- entertained for his safety. On Wed nesday morning Mr C. Russell, accom panied by another man, went out to where the old man lived, in a very lonelv part of the mountains, about live *ni!es from Newry, and there fonnd the old man burnt to death among the debris of his hut. His remains were taken to Newry, where an inquiry was held yesterday. No suspicious circumstances are con nected with the tragic occurrence.
TEMPERANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Temperance, By Charlie Swan, Grade VIII. Intoxicating drinks such as whisky, beer and wine are foods thatdo not help to build up the body, and they cannot keep the warmtb and strength in the body. A man who gives way to heavy drinking is liable to die of a disease through, it, v Total abstainers, or those who drink very little, are the best soldiers oii the march and btjst iriein for hard work. _ Polar explorers forbid the use of alcohol; it makes them succumb quickly to the cold. Athletes when training, also do not touch alcoholic drinks Sir Michael Foster says, ' If we could take away all the ill-health, all the poverty, wretchedness, and all the cruelty and crime that was brought about by drinking, it would he a much happier world.'
SOUTH BUCHAN. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
SOUTH 13UCHAN. . On Saturday evening,. Sth inst, the residents of South Buchan turned out in full force to say good-bye to Mr and Mr Spillman and farnity, who are leaving here for Orbost. Owing to the muddy roads and the long distance some had to come, it was late before the' last ones arrived. ? . 'Meanwhile, Mr W. Jones kept those present aaius.d with his phonograph, and al.-o help d later on. Mr Beecheu. was votel to the chair, and after explaining the reason for the gather ing, spoke feelingly as to the loss the district would sustain by the family leaving, but hoped the}* would pros per, and some day return. Messrs Davidson, Kenny, Reeves and Spen cer also spoke highly of the qualities of the guests a3 neighbours aud friends. Refreshments provided by ihe ladies were then handed round, and whilst doing justice fo them generl chat went on for an hour. In resuming, Mr Spei.cer gave a reading from Shakespeare, followed by a songr by the chairman and a comic by Mr Reeves, who told h...
LIFE OF THE PIONEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Life op the Pioneers. , ' Bv O. M. S., .Grade VIII. As it has before been said the life I of the pioneer was by no means an easy one, for despite of the fact that I there were not many people to quar- j rel with over any business transac tion, there were many temptations j awaiting him. It has been stated by one of the pioneers, that about I the year 1S4S-I850 the population of Gippsland amounted from 350 to 400 persons, 30 of whom were bond. Many of these settlers were squatting without- licences, keeping grocery i shops, grog shops, etc. Here at least is one temptation the pioneers had to contend with. How many finely built, intelligent youths have come, out here with the idea that they had a promising time in front of them, and, finding if they want to have comfort in their old age, they must work, and that in no small ; sense, have stolen away to these grog shops to drown their thoughts with that liquor that has been the ruin of many a person before. Yet it is not to be thought ...
CROOKED RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
CEOOKED lilVElts Mr John Nolan, a resident of 45 years standing, on the Crooked river, died on the 20th inst-., at tbe ad vanced age of 100 years. - Of late, he had nob enjoyed good health, and r some time ago was * resident for some months in the Stratford Hos . pnui, unaer. me care orurjuey. Jo xernove the remains to Talbotville. eleven mi.'es distant, 40 residents Tolled up, and carried the coffin that 'distance, wading through the Crooked ?river, knee deep, on a frosty morning, no less than six times. Tt is high iime that a track or road of some sol t, which the residents are working so hard to achieve, was made up the river to prevent the occurrence of i such frying t xoeriences as the above, i /The deceased gentleman had, alto- i getlier,_ resided in Victoria for .60 yeais.
Children's Corner. THE SCHOOL FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
X*frrlfrren's Corner. The School Flower Garden. By Carrie HopkinB Grade VI. On account of the cold nights we have had lately our school flower garden is progressing slowly bat well As the weeds are coming up very thickly it is a great deal of wpi'k to and also toUewp the (c&iict^grass from spreading. We have a few bashes of violets out in bloom now and the bnlbs are cominsr on sdendidlv. We hope to have them flowering in a short time. There is to be anew wire-netting fence put around the garden to keep the fowls and geese out of it. We receivsd most of our young sweet pea plants from Mr Ned well on Eriday last and are to receive more on Monday as there was no more time left to get them all at.ouce.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
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