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WEARING BLACK. For a Year or a Day. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
WEARING BLACK. For a Year or a Day. The question of how long mourning should be worn by relatives is fre quently discussed. Nowadays the feeling, and at times the expressed wishes of the dead, rule a good deal. It was formerly, however, the cus tom for mourning to be worn of a deeper character than at the present moment. The correct periods now are one year for mother, father, daugh ter or son; six months for grandpar ents, sisters and brothers; three months for aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; six weeks for cousins, and even less if the relationship is very distant. For a husband the widow wears 'weeds' for a year and a day; plain mourning for another year. Black without crepe is complimentary mourning. ?
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
Many people are in the habit of posting letters to America and only putting on a penny stamp. The rate of £ oz. for Id, only applies to British possessions. The Commonwealth Bank of Aus tralia intimates by advertisment that in connection with the Savings Jfank Department, deposits from one shil ling upwards will be received : in terest at the rate of three per cent., per annnm being allowed on all de posits up 'to £300, Agencies are now open at local post offices through out practically the whole of Victoria. The Melbourne Agency is at 31 7, Collin b Street, Melbourne. The next mail for the United King dom and foreign countries, per R.M.S.. Otranto, will close at the Stratford post office on Wednesday, August 7. Due London, September 9. At the monthly meeting of the local school committee it was decided to ap proach the members of the Friendly Societies and other bodies with a view of obtaining assistance of members, by means of working bees, to carry out some necessary works at the...
IN THE AGE OF WHEELS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
IN THE AGE OF WHEELS. By Charles C. Jones. 'Things have Come to a pretty pass,' complained the plain citizen, 'when an honest, law-abiding man .cannot go out on the public highways without being run over, -smashed, crushed, broken, twisted and other wise maltreated and abused by ? the ever-present wheeled vehicle. 'If I stay in my own front yard,' he continued, 'I am safe; but if I set foot in the street in front of my house or elsewhere my life is put in jeo pardy, 'my liberty is curtailed because I am at liberty only to jump for my life, and my happiness is placed be yond my reach because the only thing that would make me happy is the ut ter extinction of all vehicles that tra vel on wheels — excepting always those that run on rails. ''You may think that I ought to stay on the sidewalk, that being the real zone of safety, but I cannot agree with you. Day before yesterday I was strol ling peaceably along in front of a park and a big brOwn car went up the street so fast that althoug...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
THEO. B. LITTLE& GO Auctioneers and Valuators, Stock and Station AgentB, SALE, TRARALGON, and at 457 BOURKE ST., MELBOURNE. Maffra Heyfield Morwel , Stratford Longford Yinnar Briagolong Mirboo'N. Boolara Loans Negotiated. Agents for — j Australian Mutual Provident Co Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company P. and O. Shipping Co. M'll wraith, M'Eacharn and Co. Curator of Intestate Estates Goldsbrough, Mort and Co. National Trustees and Executors Co. Quibell's Sheep Dip. Mb. TOM POOLE, Agent at Stratford. STRATFORD. MONDAY, AUGUST 5. rpHEO. B, LITTLE & CO. 'Will sell at Poole's Yards, on above date at 2 o'clock — 20 Fat Cows and Bullocks 6 Springers, third calf 10 Backward Springers 15 3-year-old Heifers 30 Prime Fat Wethers 80 Forward-conditioned Wethers 40 Lambs, in forward condition 100 Comeback Ewes, with 100 per cent, lambs 300 4 and 6-tooth Crossbred Ewes, a nice line Also a dozen 'White Leghorn Fowls and a Metter Stove. BUSH PADDOCK TO LET. Account Messrs ...
The Dark Tunnel. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
The Dark Tunnel. A young Irishman returned home after having made some money farm ing in Canada. He decided to give his poor old father an outing, and take him to Dub- ? lin to see the sights. It had been a great event for the old man, who had never been in a train before, but he entered it with fear and trembling amid many out spoken anticipations of what would happen to him. ? All went well until the train sudden ly dashed into a tunnel, when bang went the old man's fist on his son's nose as he exclaimed: 'I. told you something would happen, you young villain; I've lost my sight!' Every wrong-doer has a ready ex cuse. Therefore it is better to refrain from excusing ourselves, even with good reason. To forego excuses is an element of strength. 'Good-bye for ever!' said the young man, coldly, as he prepared to depart. - 'I leave you now, never to return.' 'Good-bye,' said the fair maid in the parlor scene.. 'But before you go let me remind you that yoiu can tele phone me in the morn...
Sure to Win. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 2 August 1912
Sure to Win. The last race in the Slocum sports was an '''all comers,' and the one and only prize is captured by the entry coming in last. .Every member of a family over fifteen years of age could enter — animals and humans. The rules said after the start every com petitor must keep moving. 'I think, John,' said Mrs. Grouser, 'that it is quite unfair for the Smiths to enter their old tortoise. It really - takes all the sport from the race, as It, ID DU1C IU V*1U. Mr. Grouser chuckled. 'Don't be so sure, Mary,' he said. 'You forget that Jack will be home on his holidays, in time to enter the race.' 'But surely Jack' cannot go as slow as a tortoise!' exclaimed :the lady. 'Oh, yes, he can, my dear. You forget that, as a clerk in the War Office for four years, he has had ex cellent training.'
Mrs. Halliday's Paying Guests A Charming Story of Two Girls. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Mrs. Halliday'-s Paying e Guests I A Charming Story of Two Girls. ? I There were tears in .Airs. Halliday's blue eyes, and consternation 011 the faces -of her two nieces. 'Leave the Monastery House, Aunt Aggie?' cried the younger girl. 'Leave this house? Oh, we can't. Why you would never, be happy anywhere else. I've heard you say so dozens of times.' Mrs Halliday smiled through her tears. 'I m afraid we shall have to do so,' Brenda,' she said. 'Of course, I am very much attached to the house'— and her voice held a plaintive quaver — 'but, all the same, it can't be, helped now. The bank has failed, and except for eighty pounds a year I shall have nothing left. One 'can't keep the Monastery House up on eighty pounds - a j ear. ' ??Jut what will you do, Aunt Ag gie;-' asked Margaret, the elder girl. ? rake a liUle cstuige somewhere or ether -out,, inv the: country, she said, with a smile. 'Of course, you girls wiil come with me if you like. With care we can manage. We can keep a few f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Ere conquering- Woods appeared on earth, And made his cure of matchless worth, Great ills oppressed us from our birth, Our miseries' were great. But now these ills none need endure, Eor we have Woods Great Peppermint Cure To heal our colds, 'tis alway sure, Before it is too late. If you Want A Refreshing Cup of Tea, or an Iced Drink Just drop in to — HICKMAN'S where your wants can be supplied. ?' ICE CREAM A SPECIALITY. Pastry and Cakes. Hot Pies and Coffee | every Saturday. Best Quality Goods only at Lowest Prices, Orders taken for all kinds of small fruits, Raspberries, Etc. Why go elsewhere -when you can be sup plied at same rates io your own town. BEST VALUE In Boots, Shoes and General Drapery, Can be obtained at LEWIS' CORNER SHOP. GIVE HIM ONE TRIAL 1 . . Balance of Men's i Chesterfields at Reduced Prices W. H. CARTER, CORNER OF ' Tyers & Blackburn Streets, Stratford. PAINTER, PAPERHANGER, SIGN WRITER, GLAZIER, GRAINER, ETC., ETC. ESTIMATES Given for all Classes of Wor...
An Old Pioneer. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
An Old Pioneer. ? » ? (From a Briagolong correspondent). ' A.little space we sure may crave, ?For those who've passed away ; ? 'Whose forms lie silent in the grave, Who've lived their brief life's day.' There died in the Gippsland hospital last week, . one whose history, were it i ? vrittcn.^would.make^eQd-reading.-.-^JEoj very few is it given, to have in early-'i life visited most of the principal sea ports of the world, and in middle age, to have wrested from Nature's breast, on most of the goldfields in-: Victoria, many hnndreds of ounces of the yellow metal, and in old age, to have lived J happy and contented; recipient of the -provision made for such as he, by a paternal Government. Erasmus Thomp son. a native of .Denmark, commonly known as ' Old Teapot Thompson,' was bom in 18i»3, and will be known to many of your readers, more especially, in the Darge district, where he lived for many years. For the last quarter of a century he princi pally dwelt in Briagolong and vicinity, a...
Avon Shire Council. MONDAY, AUGUST 5. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Avon Shire Council. ' ? + ? MONDAY, AUGUST 5. I ' ? I Present — The Pie-tidiot, (Cr Lee) I and Cra Thomson. Taylor, Killeen, Carter, Long, Hall and Hurley. ] CORRESPONDENCE. From Department of Public Works, stating that creek and river frontages were not considered unoccupied Crown lasds within the meaning of the Act. — Receivpd. ? From Department of Public Works, stating that if council was prepared to purchase from owners of allots. 7 and 10, parish of Bow Worrung, the areas required for road purposes, the jdepartment would undertake the ?survey, — Engineer to report. From Mr M. T. Cullinan, returning office. Gippsland North, re petition for the appiontment of a polling-booth at Bengworden South, and pointing out that in the official communication to him from the chief Electoral Officer. Meerlieu was named as the proposed polling place, It was necessary the locality should be definately stated. He had written to Cr Hall on the subject, and as soon as his reply and the report of th...
Valedictory. Farewell to Mr. E. A. Campbell. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
„ Valedictory. — ^ ? w ? ? Farewell to Mr. E. A. Campbell. On Thursday of last week, in the Presbyterian Church grounds, a fare-. . w ell social afternoon was tendered to Mr E. A. Campbell, who had been stationed at the local po3t office for some time, and who has since left for Queensland, to which State he has hacrn f.m.nQfpPt'Prl . There were about SO persons present and as the weather was perfect a very enjoyable time was spent, everyona joining in the various games and amusements provided. Afternoon, tea was provided by the ladies, and this portion of the programme met _ with nrianimous approval. ?The Rev. F. G. H, Brady, in &. happy speech, referred to the good work carried out by' Mr Campbell, not only in the interests of the Church, but of the town generally. He was always ready at any time to do his share of the work in any worthy movement, aud his services to. ?? the Tennis Ciub could not be too . highly . appreciated, The speaker then presented Mr Campbell, with a...
CLIMBING PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Climhing Plants. By Nellie McQaillen, Grade III, The plants climb so that the sun can shine on them. The ivy has aerial-roots on its stem, they are brown. The rose and the black-berry j have hooks to climb with. The sweat-pea has little curly things, I they are called tendrils. t-ut the dolichos twists itself round anything it wants to climb, and the smilax does | too. The virginian creeper has suckers and it clings on with them.
Church Services. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Church Services. Sunday Next. ' Church of England. — Stratford II (h.c.) and 7. Clydebank, 2.30. — Rev W, T. Prentice. Presbyterian Church— ^tratford 11 - and 7, Perry Bridge 3.— Rev. F. G. H. Brady. Valencia creek 11, Bri agolong 3. — Mr Eastman. Catholic Church,' — Stratford, 11 a.m. Methodist Church. — Stratford 11, Rev. J. Liawton ; 7 p.m., Mr Haines Maffra 3, Rev A. Collocott; 7, Rev. Lawton. Boisdale, 2 15, Rev Law ton; 7, Mr Pearce. Briagolong 7, Mr Powell.
MEDICINE HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
MEDICINE HAT. In an interview with a reporter re cently, Mr. T. M. Wilford, M.P., nar rated some of' his experiences. 'One of the most interesting places I saw j while travelling,' he said, 'was Medi cine Hat, situated on the -west of Canada, in the district of Alberta, and on the banks of the Saskatchewan River, 60S miles west of- Winnipeg. I It is a divisional point and is in tht ! centre of natural gas fields. The I Whole town is lit from this natural | gas flow, which is used for domestic purposes as well as in manufactures j and industries. The price to the con sumer is five cents, or 2^d. per 1000 feet. In the official description of the place it appears that rolling miils, lin seed oil factories, planing mills, flour mills, etc., are carried on, and in the lighting of the town lamps the gas is used, and the lamps are nevet put out, day or night, for, as the chronicle says, I it would not pay to employ the labor for such a purpose. The town of Brooks is lit in the same way, an...
AN IMAGINARY TRIP FROM INVERCARGILL TO AUCKLAND, BY THE EAST COAST. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
An Imaginary Trip From Inver* CARGii.ii to Auckland, ist the East Coast. By Olive Maiy Smith, Grade VIII. The morning of our departure was clear and warm. As usual there was a large crowd on the pier to see ns off, and we steered off amid the cheers and shon tings. At noon when we were going below for luncheon we were told the start ling fact that a gold bracelet of a passenger was missing. People hunted about every place imaginable but to no avail. After luncheon we went on deck, and, wondering what the sailors were laughing about, we asked a small boy who had just come from them. ' Semefink has tuckled their fancy. Ton ought to go and see,' said he. Accordingly we went down and there on the deck was Jacko, a pet monkey of the sailors and a- great fav««tej marching- Vp and down with the greatest of joy, eyeing now and then his arm, if it may be so called, on wbich was the missing bracelet. Jacko with great ceremony, then marched up, as we stood gazing with surpressed mirth, at the ...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKETS. Messrs. Theo. B. Little & Co. held their usual fortnightly stock sale on Monday, when tliey yarded ahout 1000 sheep and 60 head of cuttle. Fat Sheep.— On a /c A. Blake, 63 comeback wethers, £1/1/6 ; 1 8 crossbred wethers, v £1/5/. On a/c D. Eourke, 30 cross bred 'wethers, £1/1/6. One prime ewe made £1/4/. Fat lambs, 11/2; small, 8/. Store sheep.— 297 crossbred 4-th ewes, in lamb, 14/4 ; 62 crossbred and comeback wethers, 11/3; 38 crossbred weaners, 11/9; 52 crossbred and come back weaners, 9/6. Fat cattle sold to £7/12/6. Store cattle. — Springing heifers sold to £5/10/; cow and calf, £4/2/; springing cows, to £5/10/; - calves, from 19/6; steers, to £2/6/6; poddies, to 21/. Pigs.— Porkers, from. 19/3 to 27/ ; sow and litter, 23/. MELBOURNE MARKETS. I ' l'IGS. Theo., B Little & Co.. report. — 2,025 pigs were penned. There was a good attendance of local feeders and lenghthy sorts were exceedingly scarse and were eagerly purchased at...