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RAIL TO STRATHBOGIE. Visit of the Standing Committee EVIDENCE TAKEN AT STRATHBOGIE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
Visit of the Standing Committee &lt; EVIDENCE lITsilOi. On Tuesday morning members of Wa Railways Standing Committee leift' Euroa on » tour of inspection of the country to be served by tho proposed line into Strathbogie, and to take evidence at the Strathbogie Hall. Thei party consisted of Messrs S. Barnes (chairman), Toutclier, B. Solly, ana Billson, M's L.A., and tho Hons. D. Melville and R. Hieks, M's.L.C., with Mr. Gilchrist (secretary.) They were accompan ied by Messrs Palmer, M.P., and J. Gordon, M.L'.A. There was a, very largo attend ance of residents, who followed tho evidence keenly. On the hall platform were set out samples of the district pro ducts, consisting of maize, pota toes, grain, cliaff, fruit, ctc. v The committee sat at 2 p.m., .the morning inspection of tho dis trict having been set aside owing to the breakdown of a motor-car. >Tha various witnesses were |ill sworn, and the evidence taken by a shorthand Writer.
OUR BOYS IN EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
OUR BOYS IN EGYPT. We're still hi tlio land of tho Sphinx f.nd .and). I Sut a of Ti' the » or day 19 loUora nnd 11 Pnl'eIB&lt; ond 1 easily the letter-getting champion of tho camp- P10"* touSh h«° when I a wind is blawing. the sand gels every where down our rifles, in our pockets, «"d all over us. There are some sp'en did buildings here, and some fine streets, -fr from ill** UIIU niu guiuuuc, ri-ois not the beat pWc in the world. ,! mint of cultivation hero is sur ^ !e.#m is the irrigation scheuio is Fu»s1vc' ""d it is really wonderful how f l uid is under green stuff, vege table etc., with no Fences dividing. They mvfthree methods of drawing "a;cr , i« wheel, tho spiral tube, und tlie .... ",,rl Invel' stvle. Guess you'd ?rin. 'u-vfatrinw of bells around them, d°f\h i=r y trot always has the bells a".dtlM The camels are generally loaded out of sight, and when big lumps nf nnvthing "re seou moving along, us v safe to bet there's a camel under S% lM bucket and 'lever style. G...
WHY SHE SENT FOR HIM [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
WHY KIIH sl'.NT I'OI! IIIM A clorgyuinn was ona* soiu Jnr in th«> m:&lt;idle &lt;if Iho ni^ht by one of lib \\*om;:n pat Uhiouors. .'Well, my jzouil UMinnn," said Ins "so you itrc ill ami require the c;,n sohit'ons ol religion-? What ran I do for you?" i "No," ivpliul the lady, 1 nm only ' norvous and can't sleep*' 1 "Hut how can I ln-lp that? said the parson. ! "Oil. -ii". v u itlway.; put rm? to sleep . nicely whon 1 £o to church that I j thought if you would only preach a . little for me.'''
COMMERCIAL. WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
COMMERCIAL. WOOL. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Limited report:-We held our weekly sale on Tuesday, 23'd inst., when our catalogue comprised 60iue 0000 bale3, A few good como backa and crossbreds ivere included, but the selectiou was largely comprised of merinos, the display of these being quite the host. Been on our show floor this season. Competition From all sections was wonderfully keen, that from America being the outstanding feature, all classes and grades of merin s being taken for tlmt destination. Crossbreds continue in strong demand, the hulk of which wore secured by tho Home tmde. Pticcs for the better classes of merinos shewed a fmther improvement upon those current at oar sale of a week ago, but medium aud inferior lots showed no change. Full late rates ijere again secured for comebacks and crossbreds of all qualities. Our top price of the 4®y was lGjd, this being secured for Grasmcre over \V (in heart) from Cavendish, Vic. Other sales included. | -Unde...
CR ARMSTRONG. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
CR AR3ISTB0XG-. Cr. R. Armstrong corroborated the accuracy of the figures sub mitted. by the League. The quan tity of fruit produced was com piled. by the farmers themselves. He accounted for the difference between the farms, as computed some years ago fxt 270. and now 1G5, from "the fact that the Government statist had compiled from a larger area' than the League li'ad done. Ho believed the population was ad vancing. Tho increase in sheep was due to the fact that the farm ers found it paid to combine slieep with cultivation. He thought that i!20 acres would bo required for a family to makei a living, and would not agree with' the previous wit ness that 150 acres was sufficient. IIo was a practical farmer, and had been in the district for i!G years He had brought up a family of seven on !i20 acres. There was a; very precipitous hill on the way io 3'lcrton ivliicli was a great handicap in carting pro duce in that direction. He had heard of a family being maintain ed on 200 acres. The...
MR. R. AIKINS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
JIB. R. AIKIXS. Robert Aitins, public Accountant and land owner, residing in New South' Wales, sworn, stated that ho owned about 1G10 acres in Stratli b'ogie. On behalf of the Stra'th b'ogio United Leagues he presented a mass of statistics relating to tho actual results of each farm in tho whole district. The figures could be verified in every instance. Tho cartage of produce to any railway station from Strathbogic entailed' a; whole day's journey and much strain on horses and vehicles. There were over '14,000 acres in the area capable of cultivation, .which would grow potatoes and cereal crops. There were also vast quantities of firewood and milling timber available. The Strathbogic lino would be the natural outlet for the Too Rour forest. The dis trict was sound and well supplied --/yifch' water and other conveniences. ;/7.oser settlement would follow the /Construction of a line. He estima f ted that 150 acres would supply a family, if a line were available. .The last sale of aver...
EVIDENCE GIVEN AT VIOLET TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
Tho Chairman of the committee said ho had an apology to make Cor tho Jion.attendanco of Mr. J. D. Mitchell, M.L..A., who, with the Premier, was ...visiting a nother pari of the electorate. Tho taking of evidence was thon proceeded with, , THE SHIRE ENGINEER. W. C. Reeves, shire engineer, Violet Town, stated:-'I -'traversed the surveyed railway, at the ' de sire of the Violet Town league, to the Tableland. In that distance it. rises about- 900 feet, about 80 feet of that" in tho last seven miles. A uniform grade; would be 1 to 105, but for economical consti-uc tion, much steeper grades would be used, say for short distance, . 1 in 50. The present survey is made to cross the Honeysuckle creek four or five times; probably when a permanent survey is made some of those. will be avoided and dif. Acuities eliminated i that will add to the efficiency and economy in its construction. There appears to be a possibility that more regular grades could be obtained, by leav. ing tho tableland on t...
THE EVIDENCE GIVEN AT EUROA. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 2 March 1915
The committee sa.t at the Shire Hall. Euroa, oil Wednesday morn ing, Mr. Gordon, M.L.A., introduc ing the witnesses. Tho Chairman explained that the Committee had secured all the evi dence it needed at Strathbogie in respect to produce, etc., and the sitting at Euroa; was principally for information regarding route. CR. "WALE. Cr. G. 13. "Wale, representing Mil ler and Co.. general merchants, said &lt;hat as far as he was concerned tho strongest claim for a line to start from Euroa. was that sinco Strathbogie had been settled the bulk of the produce had come to tho town, which was the' natural outlet, Strathbogie was about 14 miles away. His firm handled po tatoes, oats, cliaff, wool, hides and skins, etc. Euroa, as the trading centre, would naturally view with alarm any proposal to divert that trade-; He was looking at the pro posal from a, purely business point. If connection with Euroa cost more than from some other centre, the former line would still offer better possibi...
THE DAILY ROUTINE. A LOVELY LITTLE HUTCH. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
THE DAILY ROUTINE. A LOVELY LITTLE HUTCH. An entertaining sketch of life in the British trenches has boon forwarded by a captain in the Ulnck Watch to his father, a London clergyman : - "We have a lovely little hutch," he write*, "just room for three to lie down, and the top is slirapiiel-«plinter proof. Wc liuve had one or two bits landing 011 it. "We play bridge every afternoon now that has come. We have hail one or two attack* near, but we are too strongly placed in our bit of the line unfortunately, for them to attack us, as we should get hundreds. "They put their defaulters in the ad vanced trenches, and one night the Regiment attacked them and bayoneted tho lot (only a foiv), and then found a strong line behind, vo they had tu re tire again. The Algerian troops in the next curps to us garo us to-day all their issue of tobaccu-not very good stuff, but kind thought cf theirs. So wo are giving them a day's issue of our jam in return. Tlioy ate mad keen to get jam. "Our routine is...
A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY. VALUE OF BLUE-GUM LEAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
HOUSEHOLD REMEDY. VALUE OF BLUE-GUI! LEAVES. In a l»te issue of tho Otage, S.'A. " Witness," I described how the bine gum leaves could bo turned into a valu able veterinary remedy. 1 now pro pose to show careful housewives how they can make a most efficacious and useful household remedy. When a patent medicine is advortised to cure all the ills flesh is heir to, one is in clined to view it with suspicion. The number of uses that the blue-gum de coction can bo put to would incline one to doubt, if one did not remember that it is a strong antiseptic, and allays ir ritation and inflammation, either exter nal or internal. Shortly after I lirst experimented with it 1 gave a bottle to a sawmill haud who had had his thumb nearly cut off by a circular saw. It cured. his thumb, and he was an exceedingly grateful man the next timo I saw him. 1 had told him that it could be used safely internally for coughs anil colds. He had a little boy very ill with croup, and as a last resort they gave'him...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
CRICKET. Mogloncmby could only muBter seven men and n boy at Violet. Town on Saturday, and only put up 23 TUDS Brown ^scoring more than half of]these Saxon secured 6 for 11 and Meyer 1 for 12 ModeBt us was the task set them, Violet Town lost three wickets before making the required number of rune, Daviea Hareourt; and Hoi man going for about a dozen. S*xon and A. Peacock took the tally to the sixties, before the former was caught well out by Hareourt ( sub ). Peacock made 18 in good Btylo and Turner showed his best form in compiling 30. After noon tea was kindly provided by the local ladies. UOGLONISMBY. Gillard b Saxon ... - ... 1 Hnrdina o Davies b Saxon ... 0 Brown b Saxon ... ... ll Towna b Saxon ... ... 7 Mcintosh b Saxon . ... .2 ? Jobsott b Saxon ... ... 0 Lewis o Kelly b Mcyor ... 2 Newton not out ... ... 0 23 S&lt;ixon &lt;i for 11; &leycr 1 for 12. VIOLET TOWN. Davles b Towns ... " ... .2 Saxon c sub b Cillurd. ... , 40 Holmnn b Jobson... . ... - 0 ...
THE MASTER PASSION. CHAPTER XLI. A GIRL'S LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
- ~ THE -" MASTER PASSiON. (liy Lillian EUerton). C1JAI'TEli XJii. A GIRL'S 1.UV1 "Am 1 in time.'" and Lady Hilda followed Louis into the studio, her uaual aristocratic dignity chattg&lt;n! into the most graceful timidity. "Seems us if 1 had been waiting for hours, but I believe it is only fivo o'clock," said Duval ivith his most winning smile. "So you liave eomo alone, for the lirst time," leading her to a seat. "Yes; the boys persuaded mamma to go to Lord's first. X believe there is some ridiculous mate!', on; but she will be here directly. Hadn't we better be gin at once ? She thought, perhaps, Mrs Duval would be with you," the softest of blushes pervading her cheeks. "If you want her, I'll send for her at once,'' but ho went to his easel without waiting for her answer, aud" taking off the picture of Faust, which was now completed, put Lady Hilda's in its place; "you must turn your.face the eighth of an inch farther to the left." "Will that iloi" She had thrown off her wr...
Strathbogie Railway. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
Strathbogie Railway. Though no official announce, ment has been made on the mat ter of the projected railway line to Strathbogie.' the claims of which were recently investigated by the Railways Standing Committee, unofficial information of a satis factory character is to hand. On excellent authority it is current ly reported that the Committee lias decided to recommend the lino for construction, and that it will be included in the next railway mea sure to come before Parliament. No information is available as to the proposed route, or whether anj- recommendation is made on this subject at all. It is probable, however", that the question will be left an open one, as the surveys and estimates drawn up were only preliminary, and the Committee might, therefore, consider the data available insufficient to make a definite pronouncement as to the point from which the line should start. -Advertiser.
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
Church Services. Presbyterian-Anniversary Services Violot Town 11 and 7.30, Stony Griek 3; Uev. C. A. McConnan. Church of Kogland-Violet Town 11 Mogonemby 3) Violet, Town 7.30, Tuesday S Veatry Meeting; Thursday 8, Lenten Service, Rev. D. A. McEaohern. Methodist-Violet Town II, Boho 3, ttaildaginuie 7.30, ICdw»rda; Violet Town, 7.30, Mr i>ibbs; Radduginnie II, Mr Fuhr* meietcr; Upotipotpon 3, Mr Cook; Earlston 3, Mr F. Wall.
VIOLET TOWN POLICE COURT. (BEFORE MR. J. W. BEAVEN, P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
I VIOLETTOWNPOLICE COURT, (DGROBB MB. J. W. BEAVEK, P.M.) amIib Violet Town court on Tuesday, , &lt;. M> f W. P,M" Ernest « Cand Christian Soebor were charged f,"t ft T^longh, on January SStb, thoy did have in their po.sea.ion 9*bushels o Need oats, of the value of £ J/7/6, Inccted of being stolen. Benior p ncfab'e Draper prosecuted, and Mr w I Hom« appeared for the defence. Patrick Organ, farmer, Jamlengb, Tvc evidence that on March 30th, 1914, L bought 16 bags of dark brown seed . from I'. W. Harcuurt, Violet iovrn, ?Li, b.ie contained about 5 bushels. The outs had tail, on them, which would account for them boing harvested, not throbed. Used 13 bags for seed and hod a halanco of three bags, which lie ,,t in nn mi-occupied house on his oronerly near the Honeysuckle Creek, distaat about half-a-mile fiom hli house, and a quarter of a mile from a load. Ho 3Qn- the onts wore Ktill in Ibe same place on January 16th, but on January 26th ho found two bags were gone. Some small...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
IN MEMORIAM. Watkinb.-In fond and loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away on 10th March, 1913, Hard, hnrd was the stroke that compelled us to pnrU With a loved one so near, and fo dear to our hearts But the love that we cherish will dwell ia our brcatst Till we meet her aguiu in the land of the bleak. Inserted by her loving family.
DISTRICT NEWS STRATHBOGIE. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
DISTRICT NEWS fntCM GPU OWN OOUUES10ND2NX STRATHB0G1E. The principal topic here iit pre', sent is tlio proposed railway, and what will be tlio altitude of tlio Standing Committee towards it. That the tuass of evidence given as to the capabilities of this dis trict was a fair estimate no ono can deny, and should go far to wards favorably impressing them. At the same time it must not bo forgotten that the man on the land is lighting an uphill battle, and Melbourne, with it .s huge money spending scheme, i*> bound to al ways score, to the detriment of sucli districts as 1 »is. Great de velopment- in many country dis tricts could have i oen made for the four or live millions wasted around Melbourne. Extraordinary prl es are being obtained for both I iy and straw, clialY, and lour chafl utters are ttb work cutting up bo !i, A rccord for straw chair was made liero last week by Mr. acka, who, I am informed, obtained £5 Gs por ton in Melbourno for two trucks. This proves its quality to b...
Violet Town Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915 [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
Viola COIOH Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915 SWIMMING CERTIFICATES.-Two of I the scholars nt the local State school. Jack Mackey and Arthur Dickinson have seouied swimming certificates. BENALLA. HORSE SALE.-W atta, Tnrchnll and Co., and Adamson Strettle and Co., will hold a special sale at Benalla on Friday , 12th inst, when good buyers will be in attendance. PltESBYTERIAN ANNIVER8ARY SbR viceb.-Rev. A. C. McOotman, of Benalla, will conduct the anniversary services at the Violet Town Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 14tb, at 11 and 7 30, and at Stony Creek, at 3 p.m. SHEPI'ARTon HORSB SALE.-Messrs Campbell and Sons, Kirk'o Bazaar, and j J. McNamara and. Co., Shepparton, will hold a great special sale of horses at Sbepparton on Wednesday, 17th March, vfhen buyers from N.S \Y., Western Australia, and Melbourne will be in attendance. | FIRING A HAYSTACK.-In regard to i the burning of a stack of hay, contain- ! ing 20 tous, rained at £260, at ilr T, , ...
VIOLET TOWN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, 8th March. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 9 March 1915
VIOLET TOWN SHIRE COUNCIL,, Monday, 8lh March. Pres;nt-Crs. Bucklsnd (president), Henderson, Blaok, Forshaw, McShane, Roach, Gordon and Mitclicll. Minuto3 of previous meeting were road and confirmed, and outward corres pondence approved of. CORRESPONDENCE. Prom Dopartmont of Public Works, approving of contracts NOB. 9, 10 and 11, on Hurry's Greek road.-Received. From sarno Btating that Department oould now supply niro netting 42xl7xH-, A. grado at £&& per mile to the end of March. - Received. From A. F, Turnley, asking Council's opinion on the question of publishing a Sunday newspaper in Melbourne.- De ceived ; From T. P. Martin, Tumleugh North, asking that nmntonancs gravel bo pro vided for the Violot Town-Shepparton road, leading north-west frum Tumleugh North State school. The longth of road Veforred to wasubout 180 chains, which had been badly damaged by wood traffic to Toolamha This would soon cense as tho wood was nearly cut out.-To be at tended to. From M. K. ...