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JOAN OF ARE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Joan of Arc. By Kathleen Galway, Grade VII. I Jean of Arc was a very brave girl* -This fcaye girl who vas brought up' on a French farm had long been thinking over the terrible suffering which was caused by the English Armies to her country. So at last, when she was still only a young lady, she dressed herself up in a knight's dress and put herself at the head of an army and fought her way through the English into OrleaBS where she said she was ' Heaven's Messenger,' coming to saye her unhappy country. The English captured her later on and condemned her to be burnt to I death. It was a French judge who sentenced her and probably French people who burnt her to death. Not one friendly hand was raised to save her after she had given up her life for her country.
THE PRODUCTIONS OF CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
The Productions ok Canada. By Maggie Jones, Grade VII. Around Manitoba in Canada are dense forests and iu after years when these will be cleared away, rich, fer tile plains will be left. People settle and cultivate the. soil and a lai'ge quantity of wheat is grown. Canada is competing, on a small scale with Australia in the growing of this grain ; it also com petes with the United States. In these forests animals are found and are very valuable on account of their fur. Vancouver Island and near the Eas tern coast are noted for salmon and other fish, Gold is found on the Yukon River and also at the Klondike gold fields. The climate is rather warmer than that of Great Britain but in winter it is much colder, British Columbia enjoys the nicest climate of Canada. The Canadian Bad Lands take up a vast area of Canada, Nothing much is grown on them as tliey are too bleak and miserable to live on.
District Notes. CLYUEBANK. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
District Notes. CLYDEBANK, The Clydeband Tennis Club lately ield their fourth annual Social in the lial), .and it proved to be a great snccess. A large number of friends, both local and Sale folk, .assembled, and the latter could be heard at a : distance singing, ' An!d Lang Syne.' The programme, which was arranged ~by Mias Marion- Ma wley, and Mi- J. Ilopkins, consisted of 15, dances, with , two extras, -1 lie io. lowing friends helped to rnakevthe evening a pleasant one by contributing ? ,songs, elc. lijiss -Y. Paul sang, Spring,' in her usual winning manner, which was .much appreciated. 'Mrs Browse ferilfid '''Lorraine, Lorraine, . Loree,' -which took well, and as an encore siuuiber recited ' The : Cake.'' Miss -.'Ruth Phillips and Mr -Browse gave . a duet ' Our Farm ' in their usual taking way, and after continued ap plause responded to an . encore. Mr George Benrup and Jlr Charlie Rap per sangin tlieir very best style '? The Battle Eve,' which was well received ? and encored. L...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Commercial. STRATFORD- STOCK MARKETS. Messrs Theo. B. Little & Co.'s fort nightly sale on Monday last was one of the best for the season for fas sheep and cattle. Of 2000. sheep yarded, 1800 were. sold at satisfactory prices^ „ Quotations On account executors late H. T. Baum, fat cows, £6/15/ to £9/17/6; Curtis Bros.' fat cows to £S/7/6 Lyons' cows. £6/6/, £7/8/, £8/17/6; . Foster Bros* cows,' £5/6/^ £5/1-2/6 to £6/o/. Small yarding of. stores. 2-Jj-year-old steers, £3/3/, springing heifers, to £3/10/. A foal, eight months old. sold at £14. Sheep. — -On a/c A. Blake, crossbred wethers 23/6, comieb'ack wethers 17/. lambs. 11/3 ; on. a/c R Lake, comeback lambs: 10/8, wethers 19/10, lambs to 12/; J. Woodhonse's fat lambs, to 13/11 - on a/c Scholtz, mixed line of' ewes, wethers aad lambs to 14/; R. Scott's store crossbred wethers to 13/3, Oa a/c other owners, 15 '2-tooth small wethers, S/4 ; 53 comeback ewes, S/2 ; aged fat ewes, 9/6 ; lambs, from 6/1 to 8/2; ewes in lamb, : fro...
Church Services. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Church Services. Sunday Next. Presbyterian Church.— Stratford 11 and 7, Perry Bridge 3. — Rev F, G. H. Brady, Valencia Creek 11, Briago long 3.— Rev J. Roberts Church of England. — Stratford, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Clydebank, 2.30 p,m. — Rev. W. T. Prentice. Catholic Church, — Stratford, 9 a.m. Methodist Church. — Stratford 11 Rev. A. J. Collocott, 1, Mr Burr, Maffra, 3, Rev J. Law ton, 7, Mr Richards. Boisdale, 2.15, Rav. J. Collocott ; 7, Mr Pearse. Clydebank, 2.30, Mr Burr
Grand United Order of Oddfellows. SHAKESPEARE LODGE. ANNUAL DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Grand United Order of Oddfellows. ? .♦ SHAKESPEARE LODGE. ANNUAL DINNER. The annual dinner of tbe Shakes peare Lodge, G.U.O.O.F , was held on Wednesday evening last, at the lodge room at MrThos. Poole's Shakespeare Temperance hotel, and, as usual, was an unqualified success The tables were daintily arranged in a manner which reflected great credit on Mrs T. Poole and her as sistants, and about 60 brethren of the lodge and guests sat down to a dinner which, for the excellency of the viands and the preparation thereof,, could not be surpassed. Tbe chair was occupied by Bro, A. Crosbie, N,G., who extended, on behalf of the lodge, a hearty welcome to the visitors. After full justice had been done to the excellenc dinner, the chairman proposed the toast of ' The King,' which was loyally honored. Mr T. W. Cnrran favored the com pany with a~ humorous song, entitled ' William Johnson's Ball,' which was loudly applauded. Mr E. D. Lewis greatly pleased hiB bearers with a recitation entitled i...
Sport in General. RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Sport in General. RIFLE SHOOTING. The inaugural prize meeting of the Stratford Rifle Club was beld on the local range yesterday, and proved very successful. The complete arrange ments made by the committee to en sure everything working smoothlj' were the subject of complimentary remarks by visiting marksmen, and so well did the officials do their work that the whole of the matches were finished a few minutes after 4 p.m. The shooting throughout was of a verjr lii/vk aarrai-a I nnuoiKlaa ' ' recorded, and. at tbe 500yds range, Mr H. French, of Maffra, scored 69 out of a possible 70, The markings was carried out without a hitch by Messrs J. Woodlands, E. J. Swan and J. Lyle, Captain W, H. Carter, as Executive Officer, worked indefatig ably to promote the enjoyment and. comfort of everyone, and if his owns shooting was slightly affected by his exertion on behalf of others, he must have been amply lepaid by the ex pressions of complete satisfaction front all present. But the person wbo_...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Light hearts are beating-, young- voices greeting-, Young folks are jolly and trimming with fun, But one is retreating, waits for no greeting, Sadly he sneezes — his 'flu has begun ! Oije will pursue him, whisper this to him, ? Take my advice — and Woods' Peppermint Cure ! Away -with your sorrow — flue gone tomor row, , Thousands have done so before I am sure.' For Children' 8 Hacking Cough at Night. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
I Great Annual Stocktaking SALE At M. M'lLROyS WWf'WSSfSffWWMMMff. f/SS/SfffMSSSSJ'SSSSSSSSSffSffSJZ ©a jet $mly ? i ' ? . ? - and! cMwaMmaiesi fo 15th'. CASH 0H1Y; ' * „ 4. ? / j « ~ ? 1 Priee Lists on Application, ???'.?? j Sweeping Reductions in all Departments , to Effect a Speedy Clearance. Remember this is a Cash Sale, and all | Goods booked are charged at usual prices SALE STARTS ON MON DAY NEXT. . ? ? V' . . M. McILROY, -GEHESULX, STOBEKEEPSH, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, STRATFORD AND BRIAGOLONG. THEO. B. LITTLE & CO Auctioneers and Valuators, Stosk aad Station Agents, SALE, TRARALGON, and at 457 BOURKE ST., MELBOURNE. Maffra Qeyfield Morwel Stratford Longford Yinnar Briagolong Mirboo N. Boolara Loans Negotiated. Agents for — . Australian Mutual Provident Co Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company P. and O. Shipping Co. M'll wraith, M'Eacharn and Co. Curator of Intestate Estates Goldsbrougb, Mort and Co. National Trustees and Executors Co. Quibell'fi Sheep Dip. M...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
' 1 THOUGHT BE WOULD 3 1 ] j In / 1 ] ( - I VI EL.' ' My little boy had a croupy cough for some time,' writes Mrs. E. E. Bull, Beaumont-street, Hamilton, Newcastle, N.S.W. ' He would cough so long that I thought he would break a blood vessel. I was really frightened for him, because he is not strong, and continual coughing made his chest quite sore. After trying many remedies without any improvement, I gave him Dr. Sheldon's Now Discovery. The tirst dose stopped the coughing, and in a week's time he was cured.' Ob tainable from M, Mcllroy, Stratford and Briagolong, DON'T WAIT TILL TO MORROW! It's little colds that grow into big colds, the big colds that end iu consumption and death. Don't wait till to-morrow to treat the little colds, for one dose of Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery for Coughs and Colds will break up a cold if taken at the beginning. Dr. Sheldon's New Dis covery is a safe and a never-failing remedy. Prioe, Is. 6d, and 3s. Obtain able from M. Mcllroy, Stratford and Briago...
A STITCHER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
A STITCHER. An announcement comes from Paris to the effect that a surgeon has in vented a sewing machine for use after operations, and in place of the stitch ing by hand. The doctor, in the' first instance, constructed -his machine by way of recreation, but the results, were such that he has felt justified in in troducing it to members of the profes sion. Each stitch, it is said, occupies only the fraction of a second, and is effected with a precision far superior to that of the most deft fingers. One of the most nutritious of nuts 1b that known as the 'Queensland,' a species of the candle-nut. The So ciety Islanders, after slightly balking the nuts in an oven and removing the shell, bore holes through the kernels and string them on rushes, hanging them up in their huts to be used as torches, which are made by enclosing four or five strings in a leaf of the screw-pine. These torches are often used in fishing by night, and burn with much brilliancy. The lampblack used in tattooing is...
Mechanics' Concert. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
Mechanics' Concert. The entertainment provided- by the Sale Concert party last night, in aid of the building funds of the Strat ford Mechanics Institute, was a pro nounced success in every particular, the audience was large and enahusias and the efforts of the performers were received by expressions of warm ap preciation. Tbe chair was occupied by Cr. W. H. Carter, J.P., who voiesd anexpression of the committee's appreciation for the large attendance, and presented an apology on behalf of the performers for an unavoided delay at the commencement. * A sergeant or me line sang in good style by Mr Meyer provided tbe opening number; Miss Phillips who posses a well trained voice which she used to advantage, followed with 'Dear Heart.' Mr C. Napper contributed ''The picador,' ' Bill the bo'sun,' and jointed his brother in the duet-, 'Watchman what of the Night.' .' Lighterman Pom,' ' The jolly sailor,' by Mr Spencer, found special favor with the audience both items being encored. With sym...
MEASURE YOUR THUMB. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
MEASURE YOUR THUMB. The thumb confesses the man; no man is clever enough to deceive it. It has been divided into three parts, typ ifying the three qualities that master the world — will, logic and love. The first, or nail phalange, signifies will; the second, logic ; the third, which is the boundary of the Mount of Venus, love. When the thumb is unequally de voinnofl ntirl the first nhalanee is ex tremely long, it is neither ^ love nor logic that governs the individual, but merely sheer will. . If the middle phalange be much longer than the first, reason predominates; yet the man may not have the power to will himself to do that which his reason dict&toSi When the third phalange is long' and the thumb is short, man is reveal ed as the slave of the senses, guided neither by will nor reason. If the thumb is supple-jointed, th® individual is easy-going, spendthrift, careless of time, money, energy, op portunity, and all things. .If it be firm-jointed he is cautious, watchful, k...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
It is but a few weeks since an ar ticlo appeared in these columns urging the local Shire Council to awake to its responsibilities and make some move in the direction of establishing a small hospital in the Dargo district, to be available for sufferers in cases of emer gency, but either through lack of courage in facing the small financial problem which such a scheme would of necessity involve, or a want ot sympathy for those iu dire distress, the impor tance of the project or the merits of the suggestions offered did not commend themselves to the Council as being of sufficient public concern to promote so much as an informal discussion at the Council table, and the matter has, up to the present, been allowed to remain in abeyance. A most distress ing exemplification of the urgent need for medical aid in that district, which we have unsuccessfully endeavored to impress upon those in authority, is the case of Mrs Alex. Guy- of Talbotville. Tidings of Mrs Guy's serious indisposi tion w...
Au Object Lesson. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 28 June 1912
An Object Lesson. The factory of the Upper Maffra Co operative Butter and Cheese Fac-' tory Company Limited, which is situated at Newry, six miles . from Maffra, is a substantial brick struc ture. Although the sphere of its operations is somewhat circumscibed,, as the factory does not send out any collecting vans and /all the supplies are drawn from within a radius of' eisht or nine rni!e=, its record, is a particular fine one, The Upper. Maffra or Newry country is' of exlreme richness, and the land-owners are fully alive to the requirements of the dairying industry by supplement ing the natural pastures with green fodder, root crops, and lucerne, which are produced bv water drawn from the Maclister lliver. The flow of milk is thus enhanced aud the rich ness of the milk maintained. The factory was started in December, 190^, the following figures, which are of interest, show the extent of operations - from the commencement up to the end of December, 1911 : — Pounds of cream purchased...
A Millionaire Prodigal THE STORY OF A MAN'S REPENTANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 5 July 1912
A Millionaire Prodigal^ THE STORY OF A MAN'S REPENTANCE. ~ 'Money! Why, of course, money is the greatest power in all the world — tne conqueror's staff! Now, I'm not saying^this to flatter you, Mr. Becton, for you of all men know that I'm speaking the truth; everything can be bought by money.' Lady Elizabeth Chester, familiarly known ft) Iier numerous friends and acquaintances as Lady Betty, smiled boldly, audaciously, at William Bec ton, who had just purchased the big gest house in Park Lane, and now must needs marry a wife — a wife who would help him in the spending of hia millions, a wife he could hang with jewels, load with furs and lace. Lady Betty had quite made up her mind to marry William Becton and be .his wife, for the charming red-haired ... widow, Lady Betty, with the pretty impudent little face of a street gamin and the blood of a hundred earls in her veins, had got thoroughly sick of . poverty during the days of her first marriage — a marriage that had been a love matc...
Trials of Settlers. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 5 July 1912
Trials of Settlers. ? w ? ' I have not forgotten ray experi ence in the Talbotville and Dargo country, and I am recommending the Cabinet to p'ace a substantial sum on the Estimates to protide for having the roads improved so as to mitigate in some degree the hard lives which the sturdy settlers have to live.' Mr Edgar, the Minister for Public Works, thus expressed himself on Friday regarding the roads iu .ihe remote parts of Gippsland which he recently visited. He went on to say that the experience of Mrs A. Gay, who had to be conveyed for treat ment to tbe Sale hospital by'52 men working in relays, was unfortunately not singular. As to the conveyance of the body of the late Mr John Nolan, a centenarian, from Crooked River to Talbotville, a distance of 11 miles over tracks and Btreams, he could picture the sad procession, because the old man was dying whea Mr Edgar was recently visiting the district, and the funeral arrange ments were then being considered. Mr Edgar added not only w...
Avon Shire Council. MONDAY, JULY 1. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 5 July 1912
Tm i m — — — — — — — — — — i Avon Shire Council. ? ^ ? . MONDAY. JULY 1. Present — The President (Cr. Lee), and Cis Thomson. Taylor. Killeen, liong, Cartel', and Hall. CORRESi'OXPEXCE. ' „ . From Department Public Works in reply stating council could par chase wire netting for either cash or terms. No person could get netting for cash or terms direct through the depart menr, but if the holder of land adjoining unoccupied Crown Lauds cr under a lease or license from the Crown, he could apply direct to the Lands Purchase and Management Bourd, which Board dealt with all such application. — President and secretary authorised to sign agree meiit. From Shire of Bcrnng. asking ?council's co-operation in endeavoring to obtain a reduction of railway freight on road-making materials. The Borung Shire, out of a sura of £S, 050 now being expended on road ?works, has been and is paying £3,010 in railway freight, representing 3S per cent, of the total amount. Sue h amounts as the £3.010, it was c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 5 July 1912
HALF-YEARLY DISCOUNT SALE The ©est of all Sales* 3s: IN THE £ Allowed off all Cash .Purchases of 2/6 or over. To the public of Stratford and Suriounding Districts, E. D. LEWIS Wishes to inform them that he intends holding a Big Discount Sale Of Bocts 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 Boys' Overcoats and Ladies' Jackets. No 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 business, which has by far exceeded the most san guine of expectations, and has determined to celebrate it by holding a Big Discount Sale. lo Combine Prices at this store, Everything marked in plain figures. One Trial solicited. Remember—Lewis' Combine Low Prices. Good Values. SALE STARTING SATURDAY, JUNE 29, And will continue till _ _ SATURDAY^...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 5 July 1912
Commercial. ? « ? STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS . f Messr^; Mathieson & Davis held tneir usual ? fortnightly sale on day, when there was a good yarding* of stock, aud prices were well main tained. Sheep. — Frietag Bros' fafc ewes 13/9, W. Forbes' wethers 14/11. ewes 14/3, comeback wethers 12/, J. . Forsyth's wethers 10/4, S FarreR's. weaners 7/5, small weaners 5/1. Fat, Cattle.— H. Lvons' cjws £9/10/, £8/ 10/, £7/lo/, £7/1 L/, heifers, £8/18/, Smith s heifers £7/5/, W. Calliuan's bullocks £6/o/, £a/14/. Store Cattle —W. Calliuan's good-conditioued bul locks £5/9/, S. M-Donald £3/L0/, T, Davis £3/10/, A. Knight's rorward conditioned cows £4 Conway's cows £_3/7/; E .. Bartlett . £3, steers £3/8/, calf £1, J. Flemming's calves 17/, J. Mitchell's steers £1/11/, heifers 17/6, ? calves 13/; C Jorgensen's steers £l 17/, E. .Lake's- spiiuging heifers - £t / ; 14/, £3/17/6. - ----- MELBOURNE MARKETS. - . ' ' I'AT SlIKEP. 23,000 yarded. A large propor tion consisted of good and prime qualit...