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Diamond Creek. ANZAC SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 27 April 1923
Diamond Creek. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT). ANZAC SERVICES. On Sunday evening at St. John's Church of England the Rev. P. J. Edwards, military chaplairi, preached the Anzac memorial sermon to a large congregation. The boy scouts, under Acting-scoutmaster G. Lawrey, were present, and the reading desk and honor board was draped with flags A large wreath was placed on the honor board by :rr H. Alston, J.P. Dr Cordner, on behalf of the returned diggers, read the first lesson, and lMr B. Rose on behalf of the '" Dads," the second. M1r R. Poole played the "Dead M arch " and .'r Percy Collins sounded the "Last Post" The vicar took for his text Jeremiah, 40th chap ter-'"Lest we forget." Before start ing his sermon he informed the con gregation that he had been a soldier since boyhood, either in the army or navy. During the war he was present at ser:d-offs to over 1000 soldiers, of whom 150 never returned. He has presented over 300 medals. He ex plained how the Australian troops on the morning ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 27 April 1923
In Memoriam. &nbsp; " Somewhere Safe with God." CONWAY--In proud remembrance of my beloved and only son, Harry Conway, (No.7213, Private in the 21st Battalion, A.I.F.), who, while on sniping duty, was &nbsp; &nbsp; fatally wounded on April the 11th, and died at Rouen (France) April 28, 1918. He was on the Ballarat when she was tor pedoed on Anzac Day, 1917. -Inserted by his mother, Christmas Hills. THOMSON.-In fond memory of our dear sister and Aunt Rhoda, who passed peacefully away on the 27th April, 1907. Aged 47 years. Also Uncle Walter on the &nbsp; 27th March, 1918. Re-united. In days gone by we loved to meet, And family ties renew; Now all is past, we hope at last In heaven to meet with you. -Inserted by their affectionate sister, brother-in-law and nephew, C. S., J. T. and J. L. Selwood. THOMSON.-In fond and loving memory &nbsp; of my dear mother, Rhoda Thomson, who passed away on 27th April, 1907, also my dear father. Walter Thomson, w...
Time Table. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Time Table. From Melbourne. To Melbourne" Leave Arr. Arr 1 Leave Leave Arr Melb.. Mth. 11.1. H!.B. Eltham. Mel . m. :. ml. 5 50 6.36 7.20 - 6.25 7.5 7.13 7.50 - 1 6.30 6.55 7.35 8.0 8.40 9.14 7.38 8.3 8.44 9.40 10.21 - - 9.15 "9.55 11.0 11.41 - 10.20 10.55 11.35 p.nm. p.m. 11.10 11.58* 1.20 2.30 3.15 - 2.15 2.55, 3.40 4:21 - I 4.8 4.33 5.15 I1.40 4.51 5.49 - 5.32 6.14 5.32 6.13 6.42 5.57 6.25 7.11 630 7.11 7.39 6.45 8.35 9.15 9.20 10.21 - - 10.15 10.55 11.25 12.5 - *To Heidelberg Market fruit van attached to 5.57 train fr?m Hurstbridge. S:,turdavs--Arrive in Kltham from Mel bonrue at 6 36, 7.50, 8.44, 10.21, 12.1, 1.4, 2.4, : 4.0 4.40. 6.20, 7.41.9 42. 12.5. Depart Eltham at 6.25, 6.55, 8 3, 9.15, 11.15, 12.28 1 8.29, 13, 2.55, 3.53, 5.33, 6.59. 55. 9.15, 10.35. Saturdays-- Arrive in Hursthridge at 7.20, 9.14. 2.33, 3 30, 6.0 (connecting train departs Eltham 5.40 for I-urstbridge), 8.11, and 12 3,4 ( und:iy morning). D)epart IHurstbridie at 6.30, 7.38. 1.5, S.37. 5.8, 6 34, 8.40 (go...
Life in Canada. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Life in Canada. The Rev. J.E . Newinham, M.A. of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas, Ont. (Canada), writing to his brother (Mr E. Newnham, of Hurstbridge), says there are many things in Aussie that they have not seen over there--good buttei for dhe item and mutton for another. . Still, it is a fine country. with great possi bilities, and most?:people can"make good money. Railway men earn from £8 to £12 a week. There are cases of hardship and unemploy ment, but in the main the city is fairly prosperous. In February the weather was very cold, the thermo meter averaging 1S degrees for a fortnight, going down to zero at night 'and up to 25 and 30 deg. at midday. Nearly 25% of the people are down with colds'or "flu." Dur ing the winter months there is a great deal of snow, and when people die the bodies are placed in a mauso leum, and removed for burial in the spring. The ground is frozen to a depth of 4ft. 6in. At the time of writing (February 22) it had cost him £20 for fuel. The...
Thoughts. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Thoughts. By Mfernda. I have been thinking in many ways what a strange world we live in, and yet. withall, there are many bright and lovely things in the course of our pilgrimage on earth. It is strange the various phases of life we have in this earthly sphere. We have the religious man-very often austere, stern and. unrelenting where freedom of life is allowed; conscientious very often. I admit, but apt to be narrow minxed in judging those of a different way of thinking. In a long life. I have found the above not the most con ducive feeling towards a happy life here. and I do not think it tends to a better life hereafter. True religion, I am an intense admirer of. - Then we- have the social man-one who lives solely to take all he can of the best of life. In his own way. he .has no time for parsons or chur ches: they are a clog -on his actions. and he would sooner spend his money on self-indulgence than to help chur ches or Sunday schools. To him, I would say, "my friend. it were go...
Tennis. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Tennis. --- .--t A match was played between the Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge clubs on Saturday last, at Hurstbridge, and re sulted in a win for the visitors, who scored 4 sets (40 games) to 3 sets (33 games). Owing to failing light the last mixed double was abandoned. The scores were :-Ladies' doubles : Mrs Bird and Miss I!. Bliss (WV) de feated Misses L. Downey and R. Thompson (H) 8--2 ; Mrs Qualtrough and Miss E. Bliss (W1) lost to Mrs Dunk and Miss E Everitt (HI) 4-S8. Men's doubles: A. Jones and J. I Twyford (WV) lost to T. Cooke and C. Harris- (H) 4-8; T. Clarke and R. Bird (W) defeated H. Chamberlain and B. Smith (H) 8-3. Mixed doubles; A. Jones and V rs Bird (W:) lost to T..Cooke and Miss E. Everitt (H) --6 ; J. Twyford and Miss M. tliss (W) defeated C. Harris and Miss R. Thompson (H) 6-2 ; T. Clarke and . lrs, Qualtrough (\V) de feated E. Chamberlain and Miss. Dow ney (H) 6--2; R. Bird and Miss E. Bliss (1W) v. B. Smith and Mrs Dunk' (H) 3j-2 (abandoned).
FIRST POST. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
FIRST POST. Most people regard the post as a nmodern institution; yet this is not Ssq, fror regular postal services have eiutcei for more than two thousand yea:s. One of the earliest systems for, the delivery of letters was established by Persia more th-n five centuries be fore thbe Christian era. In rt:o Ljays et r rsc were not writ ten on : -r. ; took the form of short stis _..c.s, a message was inscribed either by means of paints, or by burning it on with a kind of primitive pokerwork outfit. These letters were delivered by regular re lays 'of postmen over thousands of miles of country. Even the telegraph was in userin, a crude form. Messages could be sent in an hour or two over distances 'af hundreds of miles by means of a sys tem ofdshlouteis, who pass'd them1 on from one to the other,'
Christmas Hills. SENSATIONAL BOLT. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Christmas Hills.' SENSATIONAL B3QLT. (rFoM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) A few weeks ago, when Mrs W. Osborne, of Christms' Hillfs, was driv ing it passenger downi to' the Glefi, the -brakes failed, to act iwhile going down the "Big bhill," whereupon one of the ponies, when it. felt the phaeton run ning on to it, began kicking, and start ed at a break-neck pace down the road. When taking the curve " at the foot of the hill M'rs Osborne was thrown out, and the ponies tinding that no one was guiding them, just bolted down to wards the Glen. The 'lady passenger held ?\I r Osborne s baby (a year old) tightly in her arms, expecting a crash at any moment, but, as the runaways neared Mrs Jell's house, further along the road, she (\irs Jell) ran out, and with wonderful presence of mind, grabbed at the bridle of one of the ponies. She was dragged for a few yards, but gradually the frightened horses were brought to a standstill,. and passers-by helped the lady and baby out of the vehicle. Luckily no on...
WILL THE SEA DRY UP? [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
WItLL THE SEA'\ DRY UP ? ---4--- Suppose, nest year, you go to the sea-and find none there ? Instead of the moving sheet of blue water, the beach stretches out like a great, broken slope to the horizon. There a Lr tig valleys and hills of tuon: ie, roc:, while beyond the dried up ocea. tLod falls and rises to the Contincat. Be :r--csured ! There is no likeli hood M f :h?. But the recent appear ance _. ::ot of a mystcrious "isi_ . -" C-ed certain people to ronder wh:th..er the sea was diying up, and shoals of jelly-fsh also lent colou:r to he belief. Off Brittany, the jelly-?.h have been so thick that the pro?:ess c`: hots was actually impeded at timrr. The "i -anra. of Yarmouth is act ually one of - serres of sandbanks, the noeition and character of which i:ere airectce by the long-prevailing north and north-easterly winds. So there is no cause for alarm on its account.
Upper Plenty. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Upper Plenty. (FROM OUR .CORRESPONDENT). A concert and dance in aid of the Kilmore Hospital was held in the Upper Plenty hall on Thursday night, and was the most successful entertain mnent ever .held in the hall, the atten dance and the takings being both records. The enterta nment was arranged by the hall committee, and the chairman of the committee (:\ir :; cDougall) presided. A first-class programme was arranged, and, judging by the numerous encores demanded, the items were much appreciated by the audience. Songs were rendered by Mesdames White and Baker, Misses A, and J. 1atullo, V. White, Messrs lMunro, Byers, and R. 11cDou gall Recitations were contributed by Mrs Wark and :M. Franklin. Miss M. Harper gracefully danced the Highland fling in the first part of the programme, and with Miss V. :Mar shall danced the stately Gavotte in the second part, whilst tw6 little Misses O'Connor contributed two songs and d'ances very cleverly. After the concert a dance was held, Miss Patullo s...
Hurstbridge Girls' Club. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Hurstbridge Girls' Club. On Monday, April 23, the annual social of-tbe Girls' Club was held in the Hurstbridge Hall. A hundred invita tions had been sent out and almost all had been" accepted. As the guests arriv ed they were welcomed by the commit tee ' girls" (Misses Petterson, Mills and Gray) each carrying tiny posies of "Cecil. Brunner' roses, with streamers of rose and saxe, on their wrists (which had.been presented to them). They were then handed dainty pro grammes bearing the monogram H G. C on the front. The hall was 'beautifully decorated with ferns, willow, and streamers of rainbow tints; the centre piece was a large circle of greenery sus pended by club-colored streamers from the roof ; from this narrow streamers carried in every direction to the walls. Then there were numerous streamers cut in irregular lengths hanging from .the roof, and with balloons here and there quite a beautiful effect was ob tained. Tlhe stage, on which tables were set for cards, had a string of s...
SIGNPOSTS OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
SIGNPOSTS OF THE SEA. --4-e The ordinary magnetic compass has one great fault; its needle does not pount to the North Pole, but is al ways some ditance to one side. or the other of the true north line. Further, this deviation varies from year to year, and it is seldom the same in any twe: c ats of the world. This kind of compass, too, is liable to be upset if there are metals or magnetic substances in its neighbour hood. The latest, instrument carried by all, great ships is called the gyro compass. It consists [or the most part of a he-avy wheel turned at very hi.h igh vi by an electric motor. The aze. cI the -wheel is so -mounted that it can turn in any direction. If its -:1e can s ' in on its mount ing, a ha,-y wheel rotating at high ~speed will Doint always in the' same ,-re. o_'. 'The gyro-compass is set w-hii= i.h ship is in harbour, and no h the ship rolls, or :what t.: ·- ,he oakes, its .wheel re rains c: ii- L._ uw its original ,ile tion. cOJ'ing to its jointed mounting it d...
Methodist Church Services [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Methodist Church Services M lethodist Church 'ervices will be held as follows: S SUNDAY, MAY 6, 1923 Diamond Creek, 11 a in., -Mr McWiggan; 7.15 p in.. Mr Collon. Arthur's Creek, 3 p.m . Mrl l1ose Cot.lfe's Bridge, 3 p.m.. Mr Colloin Hi r'thridug , 7 15 p . I5 ., tiMr Can:m pliell Pmanton Hill, 7.:0 [i.nm .. Ir lcVWipgan WOtle Glen. 7 15 p.ni.. \1 r F. 'ThoimpsIon
Wattle Glen. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Wattle Glen. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT) A social evening was convened for Saturday evening last by committee of the District Piano Fund, and quite a pleasant evening it proved, besides augmenting the fund. Dancing and games were the order of the night, in terspersed with musical items and com petitions, which were thoroughly en joyed by all. Mr. and Miss Sedgwick were the visiting artists, the former with his violin and the latter at the piano, who contributed largely to the success of the evening. Mr.A.Keenan sang in splendid style, Miss Cameron gave selections on her fine gramaphone, and Miss M. Bliss kindly acted as a very euicient accompaniste. The prize winners of the competitions were: Gent's candle race, Mr Crothers (pock et wallet) ; writing of suburban sta tion, 1st, .Mtiss M. Bliss ; booby, Mr J. Twyford; gent's hat trimming, 1st, Mr Sands ; ladies' needle and cotton race, Miss Olive Hooper ;ladies naildriving, Miss E. Qualtrough. Health is w-alth, life's greatest ass-t, Mie...
ODDFELLOWS' SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
ODDFELLOWS' SOCIAL. The annual social and presenta tion night of the Loyal Eltham MU.I.O.O.F. Lodge was celebrated in the Public Hall on Saturday even ing. Dancing was the order of the night. Miss Goldman supplied ez cellent music, and Mr G. McDonald was M.C. The following visiting officers were present: - Mr W. Bleach, G.M. for Victoria, Director Tate, Mr G. Middleton, D.G.M., Mr W. Brooks, D.D.G.M. Mr G. Bir chall, P.G.M. of the Eltham Lodge, was presented with a handsome cer tificate issued by the Grand Lodge. The certificate was framed in oak, and bore the signatures of the chief officers of the order. Mr Middleton introduced Mr Birchall, and Mr Brooks made the presentation. Mr Birchall, in reply, t.ianked the visit ing officers, and said he hoped to continue as formerly to work for the best interests of the order. ". For he's a jolly good fellow" was sang, all those present taking part. Mr Pascoe, N.G., proposed a vote of thanks to the visitors, which was re sponded to by Mr W....
ELTHAM. GIRLS' SOCIAL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
ELTHAM. GIRLS' SOCIAL CLUB. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT). The first fancy dress and masked ball held under the auspices of the Eltham Girls' Social Club, was suc cessfully conducted in the local pub lic hall on Friday evening, the atten dance being good. The -hall was tastefully decorated with bunting, streamers, Chinese lanterns, &c., the -gay colors of these decorations being effectually relieved by dark green foliage and flowers, while the win dows were curtained in light blue. Great attention had been paid to the floor, first-class music was supplied by Mrs George (piano) and Mrs An kers (violin), and Mr Gollings was an fait -as M.C. A number of persons attended in fancy dress, many of which were very good, making the task .of the judges a difficult one. Messrs Copeland and Scott represen ted Romeo and Juliet (in ragtime), and although strictly speaking were notin fancy dress, they were so good that a special prize was awarded them, as they supplied the humor of the evening....
Football. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
Football. The following is the list of fixtures ftr the season for the Diamond Valley District Football Association matches: SATURDAY, MAY 5 Greensborough v. Heidelberg. i Kangaroo Ground v. Templestowe Warrandyte v. Diamond Creek Hurstbridge v. Eltham SATURDAY, MAY 12 Heidelberg v. Kangaroo Ground Diamond Creek v. Hurstbridge Templestowe v. Warrandyte - Eltham v. Greensborough SATURDAY, MAY 19 Kangaroo Ground v. Eltham : Warrandyte v. Heidelberg Greensborough v. Diamond Creek Hurstbridge v. Templestowe SATURDAY, MAY 26 Eltham v. Warrandyte Tempioestowe v. Greensborough Heidelberg v. Hurstbridge Diamond Creek v. Kangaroo Ground SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Hurstbridge v. Greensborough Warrandyte v. Kangraroo Ground Eltham' v. Diamond Creek Templestowe v. Heidelberg SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Warrandyte v. Hurstbridge Kangaroo Ground v. Greensborough Heidelberg v. Diamond Creek Eltham v. Templestowe SATURDAY, JUNE116 Greensborough v. Warrandyte Heidelberg v. Eltham Hurstbridge v. Kangaroo Ground Diamond C...
Cricket. NORTH RIDING COMPETITION. Hurstbridge v. Christmas Hills. Christmas Hills—First innings. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
'Cricket: NORTH RIDING Coi.MP'ETITION. Hurstbridge v. Christmas Hills. Christmas Hlls-First innings." Muir, b Wilson ... 12 Saville, b Wilson .. . 6 Hubbard, stpd., b Wilson 1.'' Davie, b Verso .. ... 11 Parnelli, c Wilson, b Verso .. 4 Meadows, c Gildiug, b Verso ... 0 S. Young, c T. Cox, b Wilson 7 Irwin, 'c Gilding, b Verso' ... T. Young, b Verso ... ... 0 Osborne, b Verso ... .:. 2 Love, not out ... ... 6 .Sundries ... . ... 5 54 Bowling :-C. Wilson 4 for 35, A. Verso 6 for 14. Second Innings. Muir, run out ... .. Davie, b Wilson ... ... 0 Saville, c Gilding, b. Verso` .. 1 Irwin, b Wilson 0 Sundries ... ... 2 Four wickets for ... 4 Bowling-C. Wilson 2 for 2, A. Verso, 1 for none. Hurstbridge.. Shanhun, b Young- .. 1 Moore, b Young ... :. 6 A. F. Verso, b Parnelli ... ". ... 12 Mills, b Irwin ... ... 20 A. J. Verso, b Young .. ... ,i Wilson, b Hubbard .. ... 5 Gilding, b Hubbard ... ... 0 T. Cox, b Hubbard ... ... 8 J. Cox, not out ... ... 13 Milne, b Hubbard ... ... 0 Curtis, b...
THE EXPLANATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 4 May 1923
THE EXPLANATION. TO TI?: EDITOR OF TaR ADYERTISER. Sir,--The Secret:rv of the Eltham and Glen Park Progress Association replied to my letter in your last issue, and refers to my epistle as a medley of vague insinuations and labored at tempts at humor. After perusing the reply - according to the society it re-. minds me of the pot calling the kettle black. I undesitood that 1: proved whalt I wante: known, and it is un necessa.r? to ;repeat it.. At the last meeting of the society'I was convinced that your correspondent is doing good worlk for Eltham, and although Ihave' no' wish for publicity, I will causeo to come before the society a feow things which,_.I hope .will rwceive the same support.as in the past.-I am, &d., S :ELECTRIC SPARK.