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Great Southern A. and P. Society. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
Great Southern A. and P. Society. A meeting of the Great Southern A. and P. Society was held in the Mechanics' hall, Foster, on Saturday afternoon last, when the following attended:—Messrs M. Lchan (presi dent), M. Urquhart, Jas. Allan, H. A H. Newman, G. Armstrong, Jas. McBride, W. N'coll, A. McKnight, W. Hammond and the secretary (E. B. Skinner). Messrs Urquhart and McBride j moved the confirmation of minutes as read.—Carried. Coirosi>oni1ence. The following correspondence was received:— Hon. Thos. Livingston, enclosing annual grant to recreation reserve, viz., £10. . 41 „ Drouiu Progress Association, soli citing co-operation in resisting the proposal of the Government in in creasing the fares and freight on country lines. . W. Graham, Yarram, as an offlciat- j tag judge at the previous show, for warding recommendation in connec tion with classes N, O, and S, which j he had judged. Chamber of Agriculture, forward ing report of quarterly meeting of the Council of Agriculture hel...
OUR SOLDIERS IN EGYPT. THE EXPEDITION. HOW CAIRO WAS SAVED. THE PROSPEROUS AUSTRALIAN. Mena Camp near Cairo, Dec. 22nd. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
OUR SOLDIERS IH EGYPT* THE EXPEDITION. HOW CAIRO WAS SAVED. THE PROSPEROUS AUSTRALIAN. (From C. E. Bean, Australian Press Representative with the Austra lian Imperial Force). Mcna Camp near Cairo, Dec. ,22nd. The - Australians and New Zea leaders have relieved Cairo. Cairo expected to be half ruined by the war. Cairo competes with one or two placcs for being the mflst fashionable pleasure resort in the world. A modern French town in the centre; hair a dozen huge hotels —tariff anything from £3 to £2 per day; many expensive milliners and cuflo dealers. Further out a haze of .crowded lawns, bazaar shops, ancfent Arab mosques, big tumble down blocks of native tenements; further out still, isolated blocks of modern flats in ornamental white stone, French style. The whole million of inhabitants depends ulti mately for its prosperity on the Annual rush of the world's rich peo ple. Money pours in through hotels, milliners, cab-drivers, don Key-boys, automobile men, dragomen and circulates ...
Wonyip. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
Wonyip. The annual public meeting was held at Ryton Hall on Jan 30th. The balance-sheet in connection with the hall showed a further reduction to £76 of the overdraft, to which it has been reduced by sheer exertion and economy, and the committee* find themselves in the happy position to build a brick chimney. To get bricks, sand and lime into this district is no easy matter, but the committno are capable of overcoming the difficulties. It is stated that all the bricklayers of the district have gone to the front, 9 in all. A vote of thanks was accord ed Mr A. Johnton, the retiring secre tary, and as a token of gratitude, was handed a cheque for t«o guineas. Mr McLean was elected secretary, Mr Lee president, Mr Fraser treasurer, and 18 members on the committee. The annual sports are fixed for March otli, 50 per cent, of the pro-' cn-d* to go 'o the Bed Cioss fui d. The sports sec e ary, Mr It y Lee and coiuuiittce are determined to make the sports a thorough success. A p.ab;ic meeting...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
STOCKTAKING FRIDAY, JAN. 15th & ending FRIDAY, JAN. 29, at a DISCOUNT of 5 per cent.—Is. in the £. off all Goods Purchased, also A Few Clearing Out Lines regardless of profits in tiie following goods — • Duet Coats, Ladies Blouses, Costumes, Children's Print Dresses and Hats. Do not miss these lines* the Bargain of the Sale. Ladies! there Going, and have got to go— COSTUMES & CHILDREN'S DRESSES & HATS. COME —DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. A H QiyiiTN CASHDRAPER» 8 B" ^IVg * 8 tMATN-ST.. FOSTER. Agent for—State Insurance and Accident Office, Australian Provincial Insurance Co., House and Land- Purchases, Fire and Life Insurance There'a only one Place to go she said— Jones' Corner Store For Up-to-Date Goods Im going where Mother goes - where keen shoppers go—where everyone goes when they're after dependable goods, smart and serviceable styles, civility and courteous attention. LADIES BOODS -Fancy Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Buttons, Belts, Gloves, Blouses,. Costumes, Ribb...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
Original Correspondence. To the Editor. Sir,—By the courtesy of the edi tors of Melbourne's daily papers, the public have become and been kept acquainted with the practical and I'-itriotic services rendered to Victor ian Troops by the Field Service De partment of the Melbourne Young Men's Christian Association. May I ask of you some space to bring such work more immediately before the readers of your paper? In the "Off-Duty" hours of a large military camp, lurk many subtle dan gers, and with the sudden flinging together of young men of all types from all liinds of homes, there springs up an urgent inescapable need for some intensely practical and broatl humanitarian scheme of sec'al service. Since August ISth last, this Association, with its held agencies, and activities that make •» for healthy recreation and further for moral and spiritual uplift, has been operating at the Broadmeadows Concentration Camp. Beyond this, an enlarged opportunity for service was presented to this Assoc...
Toora Methodist Church. ANNIVERSARY CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
: Toora Methodist Church. LxTVKRSAKY C0NGE11T-. j , tin' anniversary celo" ^ 111 ,,ec'ion with tho above jmtoi •, »» was held" -in . '.Wu|ch •in . ti.^1 on Wednesday ek. The.attendance jv®fu7 i7il?> 'i -.d to the credit of the :vi:|bc F nollinj-s, who is. U'^1 tU" of the church in this district '"Irflho ^pcitv of chairman, and 111 ! ''a a g»od programme 10 hls ^ (hst it(;m w.l8 ;ul 0Ver. j Hr°"U';. ,. ,! hv Mrs Ker, follow...! by j jture f'1"1' ..-,1» SU11L' by Mr Cunn-1 ||j,e li0lyv pity tableau, entitled | i;,"' .• \&lt;,U" was then produced Arkot A .• Eiistlia,nj F. Ker, I. H^tham. "The Bewitched j &T:'\ humorous number, was re- , ;'Tl bvNl»« Connie . McKay, winch , ' Si -xt.lv amused the audience. Mr l' -; S'l-vev of Foster, gave an cxtd-, tji H'umuuu w. x •Mines To t.vi, her elocutionary effoit 1Jappreciated. A particu 11,•I,-"0^1 was an act.on -song l t:"tl--'l "I'll m:lke 11 miUl ° e^r-l.°'ie .4 bv Miss Connie McKay. S.«"d—.it:!::::,:; II Uert Bairau (Highl...
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. A little more than &lt;i century ago Britain. with a population of about a third its present size, was maintain ing an immense army, scattered over the world. In 180.9 the local militia alone numbered two hundred thou sand. and these were kept in training until the peace of 1815. More titan half a million men were garrisoned in the United Kingdom, another twenty-two thousand Regulars were fighting in Portugal, while in India, Ceylon, the West Indies. North Amer ica, the Mediterranean. Cape of Good" Mope, and Madeira were large bodies of British troops struggling to keep the Empire together. Tiiirteen hun dred Regulars guarded the convicts oi New South Wales, and eighteen thousand more were on the high seas. And, in spite of a long war. costing one million pounds a week, the coun try managed to redeem millions of unfunded debt and show a brave front to the world, with bread at one shilling and tenpence a loaf.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
Wedding. j I'HAYnii—IIAMSAY. j (From the Talbot "Leader.") The marriage of Miss Henrietta ! Joan Ramsay, youngest daughter of | M:\s. S. W. Ramsay, of Ball a rat street, Talbot, with Mr. Vivian Charles Phayer, of Yea, son of Mrs. Phayer, of Foster, was celebrated at | the residence; of the bride's mother nt .11 a.iii. on Thursday, January 14. Both young people being well known . in the district, the marriage caused j more than ordinary interest. The I ceremony, which was a quiet one, was carried out by the Rev. H. A. Erskine, of the Maryborough Pres byterian Church, assisted by Mr. John Nicol, of the Talbot Church. The bride wore a handsome and be coming dress of white embroidered voile, with the usual orange blossom wreath, and a veil worked in a most exquisite manner by the Sisters of mercy, Seymour. A pretty bridal bouquet of white lillies and white roses, the gift of the bridegroom, was carried, as was tho wedding gift, \ a gold watch and chain. Miss Grace Ramsay (sister) accomp...
JUICY TABLE POULTRY. How To Produce Them. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
JUICY TABLE POULTRY. How To Produce Them. There are a good many people who have not hail the opportunity of test ing the relative qualities of table fowls which have been raised by the man who knows his business, and the ordinary cockerel killed because the bird was not required for breeding purposes, but the difference is ar rived at by the treatment the grow ing birds receive right from the time they leave the chicken coop. Those who have been rearing fowls for years do not seem yet to have re alised that only the chickens which have grown quickly ever possess the flavor which results in repeat orders from those who consume the birds. There is a lot of ignorance, too, as to the fattening of the young cocker els for the table, for not only are they run on until they are past the proper age for fleshenmg, but the results achieved are very disappointing ow ing to the birds having developed leg muscles, which prevent the full flavor being acquired even by the use of the finest foods. ...
GUNYAH GUNYAH BUSH NURSING ASSOCIATION CENTRE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
CUNYAH CUNYAH BUSH NURSING ASSOCIATION CENTRE. A mcet'ng of the Bush Nursing committee was held in the Central hall on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 30. Present—Mesrs. H, J. York (chair), J. McLeod, Fletcher, Rout, Mesdames Rogers secretary) AValkley, W. Simp son, Lindsay, Stafford and Miss York. Correspondence was received from Dr. Edith Barrat, acknowledging re ceipt of £15, balanco of previous quarter of nurse's salary from trea surer Central Council. From Sister Greer, stating that she would be in Gunyah on Jan. 19, 20 and 21, to g!ve lantern lectures. From Dr. Edith .Barratt, notifying that Nurse Hughes is resigning her position as bush nurse to Gunyah, and asking if the. committee would like to make any remarks to enable the Central Council to prepare a tes timonial. From Secretary, Madalya branch, asking if Gunyah would give any in formation re mode of getting the Vice-ltcgal party out, as Madalya is expecting a visit at an early date. Secrotary, Mirboo East Hall, noti fying that ...
The Farmer and the Phrenologist. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
The Farmer and the Phrenologist. A Southern man tells of ail iuno cent farmer who once sought out a phrenologist ami askeil that his "bumps be read." In revealing to the fanner his tem perament as shown by the aforesaid bumps, the professor said: "Your tastes are the simple, home ly ones of the farmer. You are a farmer, are you not? Ah! I thought so. And I am right as to your tastes, am .! not? You are sadly deficient in judgment, and have little knowledge of human nature. Your innocent and trustful disposition renders you an easy dupe to designing men, and your own perfect honesty prevents you from either suspecting or de frauding anyoi;e." The following week, it appears, the phrenologist bought a horse from the innocent farmer. Although the nag was old and in bad condition, it had been made to appear young and skit tish. .Moreover, though the farmer had paid but Cir> for the animal, he contrived without difficulty to unload him on the professor for i-MO. "It's wonderful." said ...
THE MONEYLENDER'S DAUGHTER. I. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
THE MONEYLENDER'S DAUGHTER. I. Beneath the shadow of a high, moss grown wall Maldwick pauscd/to light a cigarette. A strong breeze swept along the country road, and he had to make three attempts befocc. he ac complished his object. A slight sound from above him caused hfni to start and look up. He had 110 idea thai anyone was near. His upward glance encountered a lovely, startled face with a pair of wonderful violet eyes, in which laugh ter was swiftly changing to embar rassment. The girl was slim and graceful; her long, ripe-corn hair, not yet done up, was only restrained by a bow of white ribbon from floating over her shoulders in careless profu sion. She had been perched 011 a bough of a convenient elm 011 the other side of the wall. Now, in sudden confu sion, she began to clainber hurriedly down. Maldwick experienced a sense of regret that the wall intervened. He would have liked another glimpse of that ciiarming face. He hovered where he stood, await ing the sound of her light ...
No Near Richt Yet. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 4 February 1915
No Near Richt Vet. Two inmates of a Scotch asylum, working in the sanlen. decided on an attempt to escape. Watching their opportunity when their keeper was absent, they approached the wall. "Noo, bend (loon, Sandy." said the one. "and I'll climb up your shouther to the top, and then 1 11 pie a hand up tae." Sandy, of course, bent down. Tom. mounting his hack, gained the top of the wall and. dropping over on the other wide, shouted, as he prepared to make off: "I'm thinking, Sandy, you'll be bet ter bide another fortnicht, for you're' no near rlcht yet." Voting iiH'ii sow wild oats and oid ones rrow sage. After seeing a hook-reviewer at work we have come to the conclusion that one of the greatest discoveries of modern times is the art of judging books without having read them.
AM I MY BOY'S KEEPER? [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
AM I MY GOVS KEEPER? There was a striking illustration in a recent Issue of the Chicago "Tri bune" that should be studied by every father and mother who is struggling with the boy problem. The scene is a neat living-room of a well-to-do laboring man. By the table sit the father and mother read ing. The father's paper, in a mo ment of abstraction, has fallen to his side, and the headlines are visible: "Boy .bandits terrorise; police unable to locate youthful gang which has sprung up in all parts of the city!" indicating the subject of his reading and subsequent abstraction. The pic ture is attended with the following dialogue:— Father: Where is Willie this even ing? Mother: I don't know, Henry; he went out just after supper. Did you want him for anything? Father: No; I just wondered where he was. What a sermon here! How many homes does this represent in our country! -The boy slipping out after supper, the parents unconscious of tlnir son's absence, and being re minded of the same onl...
NOVEL LIFE-SAVING DEVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
NOVEL LIFE-SAVING DEVICE. The astonishingly lart;e percentage of the officers anil crew rescued from | the cruiser Hermes after the ship , was torpedoed in Dover Straits ap pears to have been due to a most in genious idea thought of by someone who evidently retained his presence of mind in the face of death. A sup ply of the life-saving pneumatic col lars ordered by the Admiralty had been expected, but the Hermes had to put to sea before these were re ceived. When the vessel was torpedoed no assistance was at hand. She was settling down, and a great disaster threatened, when someone thought of petrol tins, of 'which 400 were on board. The order was promptly given to empty the tins and screw down the stoppers, and on these tins scores of men who must otherwise have been drowned kept afloat until help arrived.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
A Common Good. There are thousands of people who suffer from common ailments, such as vho have no idea that their suffer ng is due to a diseased or inactive •ondition of the kidneys and liver. The reason that treatment by War ler's Safe Cure has been so success 'ul in cases of the disorders named is hat Warner's Safe Cure exercises a •peeific healing and stimulating infiu *nco upon the kidneys and liver. ")nce the kidneys and liver are re tored to health and activity, the uric •nd biliary poisons, which cause the lisorder, are removed from the sys em by the natural channels, and lain, due to the retention of the poi sons, ce ■ es. A descriptive pamphlet will be sent lost free by H. H. Warner and Co. rjtd„ Melbourne, Vic. Warner's Safe Cure is sold by •hemists and storekeepers' every vhere, both in the original (5/-) bot les and in the cheaper (2/6) "Con centrated," non-aicoholic form. For constipation, take Warner'B ^afe Pills. For Diabetes, take Warner'B Safe Diabetes Cure. For Ast...
MARKETS. MELBOURNE PIG MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
MARKETS. MELBOURNE PIG MARKET Adamson, Strettle and Co. report: Stores—Best 30s to 36s, seconds from 22s, slips from J4s, suckers 5s to 8s. Porkers—Prime heavy 38s to 43s, extra to 48s, prime medium weights 33a to 37s, prime light 28s to 34s, small and in ferior at store prices. Baconers— Prime heavy 78s to 85s, a few pens of extra choice quality making up to 94s, prime medium weights 70s to 76s, prime light 60s to 65s, half fat and inferior from 45s. Backfatters—Extra heavy sows £6 to £7 12s 6d, prime weighty 85s to £5, rough and in ferior from 55s.
CHEERING UP THE OLD FOLKS. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 11 February 1915
CHEERING UP THE OLD FOLKS. __ &lt; I was away for my holiday when I tho war broke out, and when I got back, three days later, I was quite shocked and surprised to see how much mother had altered during that short time. I li?d left her a brisk, bright old lady, the very model ot what a cheery, healthy, happy granny ought to be; and I came back to find her a poor, shaky, pitiful old thing, quite shrunk and drawn, and seeming to have no strength or life left in her. "Whatever has happened to her?" I asked my sister Nell, who lives with us and was responsible for mother during my absence. "Has she been fretting about Alfred?" That's my brother, who is a soldier and has been ordered off, of course. "I'm afraid so," said Nell. "She won't speak about it at all—I can't get a word out of her. But she's lost her appetite and her interest; she i doesn't seem to hear half that's said to her, and she spends most of her time sitting and staring in front of her, like that." She pointed out...