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Bennison[?] [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Bennison Bennison school has re-opened with an increase in attendance. In re viewing the past year's work we are pleased to note that good work lias been done. Two scholars — Percy Martin and Lily Cripps, the only two presented for merit certificates, were successful and it may be mentioned that these are the only two merits ob tained at the school for many years. Two .qualifying and three, pending in One subject, were obtained out of seven ■candidates presented. The report by the Departnieut for the j'ear's work vras highly satisfactory. When the long-promised teacliera residence is erected the residents of Bennison and Port Franklin, way well be proud-of the progress in school matters tlwro.
FOSTER-YANAKIE ROAD CONTRIBUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
F0STEIt-i'A.\'AKlTO KOAO CON 'i'KlBUTION. The following Is a list of donations towards the formation of the Foster Vanakie road, which we have been asked to publish:— Blockholders.—G. Freeman J. Pa'tersou, W. Jones, Anderson Bros., Mrs. Power and Sons, £3 each, E. A. Conder, "Blockholder," M. Foley £2 each. Road Users.—W. Holt, Winches ter Bros., J. P. Simmons, E. A. Ar nold £1 Is each, V. "Weston l'Os. Foster Residents.—Backhouse and Co., W. A. Rice, J. J. Tobias, J. B. Hume, H. V. Dillon £1 3s each,. A. E. Cole (Guln and Co.), P. Deveney, Mathieson and Davis, W. Crawford, Toni Collins, Dickson and Llddell 10s each, "A Friend" 5s, R. Williamson I 2s Cd, II. Thomas 10s, W. Clemson 110s, D. W. Witton 10s, F. W. Every 7s Gd, A. W. G- McPherson 5s. Total £50.
S. C. SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
S. G. SHiRE COUNCIL. | TUESDAY, JANUARY 20th, 191B. Present:—Crs. Keane (president), *! Synan, Miciiie, Nicol, Growse and j Gardner.- • I Correspondence. Petition Toora Ratepayers, re Qucsting council to take immediate action in enforcing penalties In con nection with order relative to the Toora electric light supply.—Cr. Nicol to attend. Municipality of Ballp.rat, re oppos ing proposal to increase railway freights.—Cr. Gardner to attend. Toora Progress Association, for warding resolution passed to have Grey street formed and gravelled; also dangerous bridge over Muddy creek.—Cr. Nicol to attend. Shire Buln Buln, forwarding reso I lution that Country Roads Board be: asked to agree to cost of mainten ance on main roads for a period of eight months from completion of contracts, being charged to construc tion account.—Cr. Growse to attend. G. F. A. Jones, solicitor, Mel-. bourne, requesting payment of £12 2s 6d, as due to Mr. J. O'Connor, failing same proceedings would be taken.—Cr. Ga...
Dollar. Mechanies' Institute. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Dollar. . . .Fr.offi.our own Correspondent. Median ics' Institute;' ; The annual Mechanics' institute meeting provided a routing and in teresting evening. The attendance was satisfactory:.-,- Mr. Geo. Harri son occupied the chair. Prelimin ary arguments were spent upon the question of who had the right to vote, but that was at length settled and the usual annual meeting's busi ness was preceeded with. The fre quent non-observance of the rules of the institute provided many pegs on which to hang discussions. As the fiiiaocial statements l'or the full year 1911 were not then ready for the meeting it was decided that a fur ther meeting to receive the same should be held, and a sub-committee of Messrs J. Brooks, Hodge and the secretary was appointed to help to make out the balance sheets, and also to go through the rules of the institute, and to draw up a draft re vision thereof, to be presented at the special meeting of subscribers. The following officers were then elccted for 1915:—Pr...
COUNCIL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
COUNClIi NOTES. A iranU'on engine while being taken ihrough the shire recently caused damage to mauy culverts and bridges and when the matter came before the council on Tuesday the engineer informed the councillors that the owner or person in charge should hstve given notice prior to coming into the district with the engiue. The responsibility of dam age dope therefore lies with the owner. Regarding the matter of the burnt bridge complained of by Mr. SI. Lehan, junr., at the boundary of the slilre, the engineer said he had com: municated with the Woorayl Bhlre engineer (Mr. Gray), bu^. had not re ceived any reply. Cr. Synan was of opinion that the bridge was in the Woorayl shire. Cr. Ker.ne took charge of -the letter. Dealing with the complaint of Mr. Cr. Phillip, relative to the closing of the I'oster Beach road to enable Jilm to complete his work which was be ing damaged by traffic, councillors generally, were of opinion that it was a matter for the contractor to deal with himself...
The Great Question. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
The Great Question. "Woman." growled the villain, "tlie crime is on your own head." "Is il mi str.iisli' anxiously dc mamleil tiic villuiiu'ss. O-lio! 'Women are certainly trying lianl lo become man's equal." "Dh. I think yon wrong us. All tin' women I know seem ambition.-; to so forward rather than haolcward." A lot of people who should lie spending ;i xontl tim" ;:&lt;*!Jinil swl money spend nood money getting a .sood lime, and then set time for i;et tim; it. No man complains that his wife's mustard plasters are not as strong as those liis mother used lo malte.
SLINSKI'S ROMANCE. I. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
SLINSKI'S ROMANCE. | I. Ivan Slinski, bandmaster of the j Bigbeach Band, stood before the | town cleric of Bigbcach in his solidly furnished, well-lighted room at the j town hall. His spare, erect figure | was one of the familiar sights at this growing seaside resort, for twice a' day throughout the season he con ducted his band either 011 the pier or at the cliffs' handstand. "You wish to .see mo?" inquired the role, w)io spoke excellent English: • "Yes; pra.v sit down, monsieur." The. town clerk leaned back and put his linger tips together. , ' . ; "At the meeting of the council that; : is to be held to-day, Monsieur Slinski, a matter is (o be debated which, 1 fear, may affect you very materially.: I thought you would prefer to hear of it from me rather than read of it in' the papers." Slinski bowed. He had always found the town clerk jo be a cultured and considerate gentleman. "A3 you know, the town is growing rapidly, and visitors during the sea son are becoming more numerous ev...
THE GREAT "I AM." The following appeared in an American newspaper about fifteen years ago. It is peculiarly appropriate: [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
THE GREAT "I AM." The following appeared in an Am erican newspaper about fifteen years aao. It is peculiarly appropriate: Translated from a German memor andum found,in the Kmperor's per sonal waste-paper basket. .The orig inal has been presented by the Under to the Britisli Museum.—John Ken drick Bangs. Oh Me! Oh My!! . And likewise 1!!! Si I. still, my curls, while I orate. Me, 1, Myself. The Throne, The Slate, I am the earth, the moon. Hi'' sun. All rolled in one! Tlrjth hemispheres am 1. Oh My! If there were three, the Three I'd be. I am the Dipper, Night, and Day, The North and Southern Poles, the .Milky Way. 1 am they that walk or fly on wing, Or swim or creep . . . I'm everything. It makes me tremble like the aspen tree To think I'm Me! And blink like stars up in the sky To think I'm I! And shrink in terror like a friuhtened eir To realise that I'm Myself! Ye blithering slaves beneath my iron heel. What know ye of the things t feel? Didst over wake at dead of night And stand i...
The Prodigal Calf. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
The Prodigal Calf. The wicked, witty prodigal return ed and in his old maimer accosted his father: "Well, guv'nor. I've come back. Arc you going to kill the fatted calf?" But the old gentleman was a match for him, and said: "No, my son: 1 think I'll lei yon live." In Italy there are more theatres in proportion to the population than in any other country. "And now," said the, lady patient, "after I have detailed all niv troubles, do you nol pity me?" "On the contrary," answered the physician, "I envy you. To go through that you must have the con stitution of a horse." There are three kinds of iuen.jvlio don't know anything about women. They are old men, young men, and middle-aged men.
Ocular Demonstration. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Ocular Demonstration. II was at a country school, where tlu; poorer chidren of Hie cities are sent for a short while each summer to mix their education with the ad vantages of fresh air. that an arith metic lesson was being taken, and slates were being used. The teacher, observing a hoy more than usually interested in his slate work. stole behind him. and saw that instead of doing his sums he was drawing something that resembled a bird—with four legs. "Whatever are you doing?" asked the teacher, angrily. "Drawin' a duck, sir," was I he re ply. "Ha! ha! ha!" laughed the teacher, thereby drawing the attention of the whole class to the work of art. "Have you ever seen a duck with four legs'!" "Yes. sir," was the lad's prompt re ply, pointing to the slate. "There's one!"
They Knew Him. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
They Knew Him. The visitor had been invited to ad dress the Sunday-school. "1 anr'reminded, children," he said, "of the career of a boy who was once no larger than some of the little fel lows 1 see here before me. He play ed truant when he was sent to school, went fishing every Sunday, ran away from home before he was ten years old, learned to drink, smoke, chew to bacco, play cards, and slip in under the canvas when the circus came around. He -went into bad company, frequented livery stables and bar rooms, finally became a pick-pocket, then a forger, then a horse-thief, and one day, in a lit of drunken.madness, he committed a cowardly murder. Children," he continued, impressive ly, "where do you think that boy is now?" "lie stands before us!" guessed the children with one voicc.
Rather Rough. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Rather Rough. It ill] happened in the smoke-room of one of our finest liners, as she was approaching Liverpool, lie had, dur ing the voyage, freely given evidence ol his immense importance; but on this occasion he even triumphed over his former exploits. "Yes, gentlemen. I may fairly sav that 1 have seen about all worth see ing in the civilised world. I have visited the Holy Land; I have been to Jerusalem, Rome, Athens, Paris, and Vienna; I have seen the finest pictures, the grandest natural views, the greatest sculptures, and " Just at that moment a voice broke in: "Say, mister, have yon ever had the D.T.'s?" "No, sir, I can say with truth I have not. But why?" "Well, then, all I can say is, you have seen nowt."
Why the Pigs Were Excited. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Why the Pigs Were Excited. A minister, spending a holiday in I lie North of Ireland, was out walk ing, and,' i'eoliiiK very thirsty, called at a farmhouse for a drink of milk. The farmer's wife gave him a large howl of milk, an while he was quenching his thirst a number of pigs got around about him. The minister noticed that the pigs were very strange in their manner, so he said: ".My good lady, why are the pigs so excited?" The farmer's wife replied: "Sure, it's no wonder they are ex cited, sir: it's their own little howl you are drinking out of!"
Did the Dog Know? [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Did the Dog Know? Out* day recently a Chinaman wis walking slowly up the street. It was a beautiful summer day, and as lie walked leisurely along lie seemed to be enjoying himself thoroughly. Suddenly a door of one of the houses opened, and a savage bulldog rushed out. harking and snarling, and sprang at his pigtail. The Chinaman jumped to one side, very much frightened. A benevolent old gentleman who was passing, see ing the look of dismay and fright oil his face, walked up to him. patted him 011 the shoulder, and said, assur ing! y: "There, there, friend! Don't be frightened. You know the proverb. 'A barking dog never bites.'" "All, yes," answered the Chinaman, "that all velly well. I knowee plo verb, and you knowee ploverb. But does the. dog knowee ploverb?"
In Plain English. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
In Plain English. One of the "upper ten" who was visiting America accepted the hospi tality of a gentleman in New York. When taking farewell of lii.s host, the latter asked him what he thought of the American people. "Well," answered the nobleman. "I like them immensely, but 1 miss something." "What is I hat?" asked the Yankee. "1 miss the aristocracy," replied the Englishman. "What are. they'.'" naively asked his host. "The aristocracy!" said the noble man in a somewhat surprised tone of voice. "Why, they are people who do nothing, you know; whose fathers did nothing, yon know; whose grand fathers did nothing, you know—in fact, the aristocracy " Here he was interrupted by the American, who chimed in with: "Oh, we've plenty of them over here; but we don't call them aristo cracy—we call them iramps."
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Vegetable Soup.—This soup may lie made with water or with stock made from boiling a broth bone and a small ham bone in plenty of water. Two quarts of liquid are needed for this recipe. Put one ounce of dripping in a deep saucepan, and, when it is hot, add one carrot, one onion, one pota to, a few stalks of celery, all cut smay, and a teacupful of turnip cut small also. Sprinkle in a teaspoou ful of sugar, and let all slightly brown. Now add two quarts of stock or water and one pound of rice, let all simmer for two hours, and press through a wire sieve or a col ander. Return to the saucepan, with a seasoning of salt and pepper, and serve with toasted bread. Baked Sheep's Hearts.—For a fam ily dinner take two or three sheep's hearts. After well cleaning the hearts, fill them with a forcemeat composed of fine crumbs, a little leau minced bacon, a teaspoonful or two of minced onion, salt and pepper (o season and, if convenient, a beaten egg. Fasten a sli...
The Jews and Wireless. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
The Jews and Wireless. This is a new Stock lixchauge story regarding an encounter between a Greek and a Jew, which deals with telegraphy. "Have you huiird/' said the Greek, "or the wonderful excavations at Ath ens?" "No," replied the Jew. "What about them?" "Oh,"^replied IXiiiitrioopolous, "a( a distance of twenty yards they came across copper wire." "Well," said Levi, "what of it?" "Do you not see," answered the Greek, "that this proves that the an cient Greeks knew all about telegra phy?" The Jew pondered. "That," he re marked, "is not so wonderful ns the excavations at Jerusalem. There, at thirty yards, they found nothing." "Well," said the Greek, "what is (here in that?" "Oh," triumphed the .Tew, "that proves that the ancient Jews knew all about wireless telegraphy."
Where He Had To Be Careful. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 28 January 1915
Where He Had To Be Careful. A man attending a revival wis pressed hard, to, repertt, and at last got up. "Dear friends," he said, "i feel the spirit moving me to talk and tell what a bad 'i;n I've been, but I can't do it, because I'm going up for trial naxt week." "Heaven will forgive you," siliouted the preacher, encouraging. "I guess that's all right," said the penitent; "but I've got to reckon with twelve blokes like you and me 011 the jury."