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SENSES OF PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
SENSES OF PLANTS. In the garden of a neighbor I was shown lately a couple of rambler roses-the "Dorothy Perkins"-which were being trained up each side of a rustic archway, and whose ieaders had met at the top o£ the arch. The one on the left was perfectly green and healthy and flowered pro fusely, while the other was suffering badly from blight, and had only thrown one or two sickly growths. When the leaders came close to gether, the healthy one at once shrank from contact with his un unhealthy neighbor, and threw out wards and upwards several shoots from the stem, as if clearly resolved to have no association with it, and so remains. That eminent botanist and obser ver, James Rodway, F.L.S., says somewhere that when an orchid has been attached to a decaying branch of a tree and becomes aware of the fe-ct, it at once takes steps to disen gage itself. It does not wait until the branch is actually dead, but imme diately throws out feelers in every direction, and as soon as they obtain...
About Our Soldiers, [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
About Our Soldiers, ! WRITING to his parents from 1 wbero in France," Gunner E. W.Q.l51. Bright, says:-" Well, it is Sunday jay!: and the big guns are booming, ;:: .generally a good bombardment ejj1 Sunday night. It ta>e5 the pl3ce 8j"'? itnarcb liella. A few of tin b ijs C atrolled off to church. A en >rch l\«re is not very interesting, at I'.;" clernymm ia a Frenchman, iad 'prtl,:"! >n French. We are, l)owever, picking' ;; the lao:iua?e by degrees. Ttw jr J . people living round and about- tn?; very kind and obtiniflg. 0:i-> old ?t5J i man ia viry good to ins ; be givej"^'" .. jup of tea every morning. Tiaic.,', f mow are beginning to tbuw ; taat 1 that old 'Fritz's' trenches 'are in fcj I lively time. Our brigade was con " j a few days ago on the good p=rforai,.* ! it put up against' Bill's bravesoldi^v i Old ' Fritz ' cannot be shown too ^ \ points about soldiering. Ha » -1 \ cunning, and doesn't put hianwli places where he thinks there is a chiaj of it being blown o...
"Sherry's" Wit. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
"Sherry's" Wit. One of the smartest bons mots ever spoken in Parliament came from Richard Brinsley Sheridan, grandson of Dr. Sheridan, at the time he was sitting for Westminster. A 'long winded member having paused in the midst of a tedious harangue to take a glass of water, Sheridan immedi ately rose to a point of order. Every body wondered what the point of or der could be. "What is it?" asked the Speaker. "1 think, sir," said Sheridan, with great seriousness, "that it is out of order for a windmill to go by water." Burke's well-known melodramatic flinging of a dagger on the floor of the House of Commons was a farcical event which gave scope for a joke from Sheridan. "The gentleman has brought us the knife, but where is the fork?" He spared neither friend nor foe with his wit. When it was suggested that Ills son should enter Parliament, and he was asked which side he would take, the young man replied that he would vote with those who had the most to offer him, and he should wear o...
Ghuroh Servioes. Sunday, 29th April, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Ghuroh Sen/1003, Sunday, 29th Apr:!, 191". . METHODIST -W a n d i 1 i CO: and 7, Supply. Bright 11-30 : Supply. Freeburg'u 3, Mr M'M Porepunkah 7, Mr M'Mickea. CHURCH OF ENGI.AXn.- 3ri.alit li /1, Wandiligong 3, Rev. ii. BratM PRESBYTERIAN.-Porepunxah 11. diiigong 3.30, Bright 7. Mr A. I1-, zie Harrison. SAIAWTION ARMV, Bsir-HT-Fi;: gade Hall, young people's BKS. 10 a.m. Meetings li a.m.. 3p: 8 p.m. Week-nulit meetings/' Wednesday. Captain Winterise:'
A Remarkable Case. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
A Remarkable Case. The following letter contains an interesting story: From Mrs. P. Alexander, 488 Parra matta-road, Petersham, Sydney, N.S.W. "About fourteen years ago my son was suffering from Bright's disease and was taken to tfoe hospital where he remained for eight weeks, when, as he became worse than when he went in, he asked me to take him home. I did so, and whilst at home, he found a pamphlet about Warner's Safe Cure, and decided to try it I got him a bottle and he commenced to take it. He waB passing blood in his urine and his urine was full of albumen and sugar. The doctors said that he had a stone in the kid neys and that that was the cause of the bleeding. However, he subse quently had X-ray treatment, and it was found that there was no stone there at all. I give Warner's Safe Cure the sole credit of effecting hia cure. lie has never suffered from the disease since and is now a thor oughly strong, healthy man. About a year ago I was suffering from a floating kidney, and...
Orange Blossoms, CARTHEW—CROUCHER. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Orange Blossoms, CA.RTHEW-CROUCHES. | THE marriage of Mr W. J. Cs:: third soil "of Mrs Carthew, "K Valley," ilyrtleford, and Miss P. cher, second daughter of Mr ad A.J. Croucher, was celebrated ua ~ day at St. Paul's Church of E:: Myrtleford, by Rev. R. JT. M;r The bride was given away by her fs. Her wedding frock was a pretty i crepe-de-chine. She wore s wis orange blossom aud wed iing carried a pretty bouquet of whit;: and chrysanthemums. The brife were Misses J. Carthew, and E Crc Wedding breakfast was served n residence of the bride's parents. Mr Morrison presided. The bridal;-, motored to Wangaratta, and Mr a:: Carthew left for Melbourne enro:;; Sydney. The bride travelled u blue tailored costume and biaci; qat. Their home will be at "Lsjt Ilyrtleford.
Court of Petty Sessions FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Court of Petty Sessions FRIDAY. BEFOIIE .Messrs J. F. Penuefather, P.M., and Thas, Seamer, J.P. VACCINATION- CASES. Constable Hannah v. H. G. Donoghue, failing to have his child vaccinated. This case had been adjourned from a previous court, and, at the request of the prose cuting officer, was now withdrawn, as child had been vaccinated. Constable Elliott v. John Ellis, same offence. On the application of the prose cutor this case was adjourned to SLU June. DEBT. John Farringlon v. Angus M'Kinnon ; claim £5 4/4, goods sold and delivered. Order for amount, with 6/ costs ; in de fault distress. A. Mascioriui v. Thomas O'Reilly; claim £4 5/6, goods sold aud delivered. Order for amount, with 15/6 costs ; in de fault distress. Brogau Bros. v. Charles Witham; claim £2 6/3, goods sold and delivered. As the summons had not beeu served, an application for adjournment to 4th Slay was granted. OBSTRUCTION Of THOROUGHFARE Constable Elliott v. Abraham Law rence. ' Same v. William John Harrison. ...
POSTING RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
POSTING RETURNS. We have made arrangements with our Melbourne agents to forward us as speedily bb posaible, the result oi the polling throughout the State in the com ing Federal Elections. The returns will be put up outside this office as soon as they arrive on eteotion night. Residents of outlying places can obtain the infor mation by ringing up on the telephone. It would greatly help us, if those who desired the results would'communicate with us as early as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Cycle Road Race. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Cycle Road Race. A CYCLE' road race, promoted by Mr C. A. C. Gribble, of the Red Bird Cycle Depot, will be run this (Friday) after noon over a cou'Be of 12 miles, fiora Bright to Freeburgh and back, starting at 4 p.m. The prizes are-First, gold medal; second, silver medal; fastest time, gold modal; first rider borne on a Canada machine set of tyrea. -Following are the nominations and handicaps: Walter West, Bright .. acr Albert Miller, Porepunkah . . scr Joe Croti>\ Bright scr Ted Martin, Bright .. . . sor U\.A H. Petow, Myrtleford J Arthur Larkm. Bright .. ... J J. Meulumau, Waudili^ong »» 1 C. Rivi'tt, Porepunkah 1 J. R-ilph, Myrtleford 2 D. J. \Va\Uer, b>ighb .. .. 2 W, Robinson, Buckland .. 2 F. Ro\yi3, Waodiligongw .« G. Portch, Bright .. .. 2$ ?v. St-9\v*A*t M'Nei. P rep'-mtoh ». 3 .T Cowman, Bii :ht ... ... 3 Y. Uifi*gs britrhc .. min bbd
DISTRICT NEWS. POREPUNKAH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
DISTRICT MEWS. [FROM OOR CORRESPONDENTS] POREPUNKAH. A MEETING of residents interested in form ing a branch of the National Federation League was held here on Saturday even ing last. There was a good attendance. After Mr S; H. Bowers, an organiser, had addressed those present, it was nnani tnously agreed to form a branch. Coun cillor H. Wallace was elected president; Mr Thos. Seamer, vice-president; Mr P. Barlow, hon. sec. ; and Miss Barlow, treasurer. A representative committee was also elected. HARRIETVILLE The local branch of the Red Cross Society has forwarded to the Central Depot, the following list of articles :-12 flannel shirts, 15 pairs knitted socks, 3 bags, 6 face washers, 15 magazines. EUROBIN A meeting of adherents of the EurolSin Presbyterian Church was held at the church on Tuesday, when consideration was given to the holding of the anni versary. After some discussion it was unanimously agreed to celebrate the anniversary on Sunday, Sib May, at 3 p.m., by a service in...
Made Sure. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Made Sure. A farmer who lives just outside a small village on the main road out of London formerly owned a very vicious dog. This animal became so notorious for its attacks on cyclists that few passed that way, to the detriment of | the local public-house and shops. One day a mild-loolcing gentleman with a nice new machine drew up at the village inn and asked the landlord to give him a meal, saying that as he was approaching the village a dog bounced out of a house and got under his bicycle. He rode it down and killed it, and had given its owner all the money he possessed as compensation. The landlord's eyes grew wide. "Are you certain that you kilt that dog?" he asked. "Indeed, yes. To make sure it was really dead, I compelled him to bury it while I was there." "Then come inside and have a din ner at my expense, sir!" cried the landlord enthusiastically. "That dog's been kilt often enough before, good ness knows, but ye're the first man 'at's had the sense to stop and see it buried...
RUSSIA'S MYSTERIOUS MONK. Rasputin's Wonderful Rise and Fall. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
RUSSIA'S MYSTERIOUS MONK. Rasputin's Wonderful Rise and Fall. The life-story of Rasputin, the no torious Russian monk, "Who was re cently assassinated, is far stranger than fiction. This humble peasant's sinister in fluence at the Russian Court and in society had become a serious menace to the welfare of Russia, and our gal lant Allies are well rid of such an unsavory character. For several years Rasputin had been a power behind the Czar's throne. He acquired a great hold over the Czar and Czarina, and all who stood in his way or were unfriendly mysteriously disappeared into exile. ...The son of a small farmer at To bolsk, his real name was Gregory Najykh, but the peasants of his vil lage nicknamed him Gregory Raspu tin, which may freely be translated as "Gregory the Rake." He lived a peasant's life till he was about thirty, when he was seized by a quasi-religious mania and became a lay monk, wandering from monas tery to monastery. In 1909, by the introduction to high ecclesiastical...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Assurance Co. Ltd. CfiTA0LI6HCD 1783 WORKERS' COMPENSATION Ffre. Accident. Losses by Bush Fires and Lightning &T6 made good by this Company AGENTS WAKTED. DALGETY & Co. LTD., MELBOURNE. General Agents lor Victoria. ar .SKsS-M The Phoeni.x. insures bnuro ana STACKS against damage by FIRE and Crops against damage by HAIL STONES. Aunt Matilda: "Xo. Gladys, 1 don't believe in a girl fibbing about her age. Depend upon it, by telling the truth she can get on just as well." Gladys: "Possibly, auntie. But sup pose she doesn't want to get on? Sup pose she wants to get off, eh?" Friend: How does it happen that you have so many Japanese things in your room? Young Wife: Just before I was mar ried the contents of a Japanese shop ?were sold by auction in the town. All these things were wedding presents. A widow always pretends that she isn't trying to help a man when he tries to kiss her; but she is, just the same. Wheat Farms on Shares with Right of Purchase FARMS TO LET, ready f...
BOOKS WRITTEN IN PRISON. Wit and Wisdom in Dismal Dungeons. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
BOOKS WRITTEN IN PRISON. Wit and Wisdom in Dismal Dungeons. Literature owes no inconsiderable debt to prisons, which have led to the writing of books that otherwise would not have been produced. Lit erary men, indeed, have in all times now and again found themselves tem porarily "behind the bars." The report that a large number of patriotic Slav writers have been im prisoned by the Austrians makes one wonder whether one of these unfor tunate creatures, in his hours of soli tude, will pen a story in captivity which will charm the world. It was a most fortunate thing for English literature that John Bunyan was thrown, at the Restoration, into Bedford gaol for unauthorised preach ing. If this had not happened, in all probability the "Pilgrim's Progress" Would not have seen the light. Dur-. ing his twelve and a-half years' im prisonment he also composed "The Holy War," "Grace Abounding," and most of his other religious books. Cervantes had the misfortune to be put in prison, and it is m...
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME (No. XVI.) A NEW CRUSADE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
AUSTRALIA PIvAYS 'THE GAME (No. XVI.) NEW CRUSADE. It is a notable circumstance that Australian and New Zealand soldiers should have passed Eastertide in the "Promised Land" with all its spring time beauties of flora and landscape spread out far and wide before them. They form part of tho British Expe ditionary Force which has advanced from Egypt into Palestine and ap parently intends to move on towards Jerusalem, which is now about fifty miles away. During the past two years very large forces have been congregated in Egypt, but notwith standing their strength, the Turks were allowed to establish them selves within striking distance of the Suez Canal, and also to indulge in an occasional nibble at it. Last January, however, our army began to tackle the Turks in earnest, and have subsequently swept them from tho port of El Arisli, along the coast to the walls of Gaza. With the advance ; of our army there has been built a railway from the Suez Canal over the desert, a distance of 150 ...
Marked Improvement. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Marked Improvement. Little Beryl, aged about ten, was no doubt a very pretty and intelligent youngster, but she bad one fault sbe was vain. At every available op portunity she could gaze at herself complacently in the looking-glass. Her fond papa noticed the habit, and Look it upon himself to correct it. "Why do you always look in the glass?" he asked. "I was just thinking how nice I looked," answered Beryl. "You mustn't be so vain, child," said papa. "Remember, we are all as Nature made us." "Did Nature make you, papa?" ask-" ed Beryl. "Yes." "Then," said Beryl, looking at him and then at lier reflection in the mir ror, "don't you think Nature Is turn-: ing out better work than she used1 to?"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
You Are as Old as Your Hair. Any man or woman can remove every trace of prematurely grey, streaked or faded hair, restore it to its natural color and keep it full of life, lustrous and beautiful, with this simple home recipe. It removes all traces of dandruff, stops itching scalp and falling hair, too. No dye, harm less to use, cannot be detected and will not rub off on to your pillow. Take l%oz. of Rejuveni Compound, to which add 1 oz. of Bay Rum, shaking well together; then add enough water to make lOoz. (% pint). A little rub bed into the roots of the hair every night until the natural color -is re stored makes the hair beautifully soft and glossy, and, being made up at home, has all the advantage of small cost. Most chemists stock the above simple ingredients, or can easily get them for you from the wholesalers. S. H. Henshall, chemist, 24G Clar endon-street, South Melbourne^ makes country orders a specialty. All latest goods stocked and sent in plain wrap per free from observat...
Federal Elections. The Senaffe Vote. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
Federal Elections. The Senaffe 'Vote. Dol'6'ountry electors .in Victoria real ise th'af the vote for th'e'Senate can didates will be the most important that will be cast on polling day? The Senate was meant to be a House which represented the States as States. The Iramers of the Constitu tion hoped to make it a House inde pendent of . parties, and which pro tected the State. Since the election of 1910 the Senate has "represented the Political Labor Leagues and not the States. Instead of bo'ing a House defending the States agsiinst Federal aggression, it has beferi the House which has tried to attaclc the States. By the Constitution, the Senate has the same Legislative powers as the House of Representatives. There is a difference in that the Senate may | not introduce a money bill, or amend one, but the Senate may suggest' an amendment to a money bill, and in effect there is no difference between a suggestion and an amendment. The Senate', in December last, suggested a vital amendmen...
"Scotland For Ever." [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
"Scotland For Ever." A few months ago a noble lord, whose finances were usually in a state' which some folk describe as "shaky," had occasion to visit a small town in Scotland. Of course, his lordship put up at the best hotel, and proceeded to regale himself in lordly fashion, regardless of expense. Pre paratory to the end of his visit, the scion of nobility had an interview with the proprietor, which resulted in that worthy accepting his lord ship's cheque, which, however, was dated some six months ahead, the canny Scot having allowed a wide margin of profit as interest. A fortnight later the amazed "no bleman was quietly handed the self same cheque by the factor of his es tate in payment of the sale of some cattle belongihg to his lordship. The artful hotel proprietor, having a bro ther in England in the cattle-dealing line, and being rather dubious about the nobleman's ability to -meet his liabilities, had sent the cheque to his relative with the injunction to obtain its value fr...
He Had the Hump. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 27 April 1917
He Had the Hump. General Sir George Younghusband, until a short while back in command of the British forces in Egypt, tells the following story of a certain com pany of Territorials hurried out there to do garrison duty in the early part of the war. Though keen as mustard, the men were, as was only to be expected un der the circumstances, a somewhat mixed lot, more especially as regards some or their officers. The captain of the unit in .question was particularly not everything a company commander should be, be ing short and stout, and round of shoulder. One night on returning to camp, this individual, who was known among his men as "Humpy," was al lowed by the sentry to pass unchal lenged, which greatly roused his military ire. "What the blue Alsatian moun tains do you moan?" he snapped. "Why didn't you demand the counter sign?" The sentry, an Irishman, trembled with fear so badly that his wit got shaken. "Bedad, sir," he stammered apolo getically, "I thought you was. a ca-camel." ...