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Country Employers' Association. CONFERENCE IN BALLARAT URGENCY OF UNITED ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Country Employers' Associa tion. CONFERENCE IN BALLARAT •URGENCY OF UNITED | ' ACTION. ' ' j Delegates fioin various branches of tbe'Country Employers' Associa tion and kindred organisations, throughout the S'ate have just con-j eluded a conference held inBallarat. I at which many snbjects of vital i interest to country employers and j producers were cousidercd ,aud dis cussed. . The president of the Ballarat branch (Mr. A. L. . Ronaldso^ presided, and in welcoming the delegates from a large number of country centres, claimed that the time was ripe and opportune for enlarging the scope and influence of primary producers, employers and manufacturers, outside the metropolitan area, as he considered they had only received secondary consideration in a deal of the legis lation that had recently become law, and also that the undue influ ence and selfishness of. metropolitan interests could be traced, through many measures brought forward by the State Government. He con tended that owing t...
Horrors of War. Cracking of Bones. GALLOPING OVER DYING. MAKES ONE SHUDDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Horrors of War. Cracking of Bones. GALLOPING OVER DYING. MAKES ONE SHUDDER. A glimpse of some of the worst horrors of the war in France, iu which an avalanche of artillery and cavalry ride over fields thickly strewn with dead, has been given by a wounded French gunner to a comrade in hospital. His story is related in an English paper just ar rived. ' " Never, never,' shall I forget that most terrible scene when we rushed our horses and heavy guns across a field covered all over with the bodies of dead and dying soldiers. " We do uot really see . the dam age done by our shell which ex plodes among the enemy. We , do not see how the bodies are cut and torn to pieces, but as we swept across the field like a devastating Storm we heard the cracking of bones under our gun wheels, and the guns tottered as if they were running through a ploughed field. They heeled over when they passed over two human bodies simultane ously, and every now and again the horses staggered and stumbled and slipp...
State Elections. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
State Elections. Mr. JS. Brown addressed a meet-, ins at a social held in the Winton' Mall oa Wednesday, about 40 being present. In the course of his speech Mr. Brown said that the Liberal and Labor party were united when it came to questiou relating to the war. He then re ferred to the cruel drought, andsa:i\ that if returned vvduld"carry ouTT9^Kv"cqJist^uofr schemes such, as the JSlllaticoolk weir. He said, that it was very evident tbat out of millions of money that had been spsit in Victoria, none of it had been spent in Beualla and Yarrawonga electorate. He would, if returned, endeavor to have that st-ite of affairs altered. Water was a benefit to a district industrially, and was a great stand by in a time like the present. He knew one man in an irrigation dis trict who got ,£200 for 20 acres of lucerne. He then referred to the huge failure the Liberal Govern ments had made of the closer settlements. Land that was worth £3 per acre was sold to innocent and trusting people for £8...
Strawberry Fete. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Strawberry Fete. This annual event held by the member* and adherents of St. An drew's Church appears to grow in favor jesr by year. Quietly, un ostentatiously. but none the less surely preparations have been made by the ladies to make 1914 THK effort of efforts. The ladies never disappoint. They play the game. We have not the slightest doubt about what kind of response will come from the public. The support accorded has been of tlie most generouB description in the past, increasing to such an extent, in fact, that the more spacious ac commodation of the Shire Hall has been requisitioned to meet the ex tra demands. Comfort and enjoy ment are thus guaranteed. Artis tically arranged, well-stocked stalls will provide the magnet that possesses the peculiar property of attracting to itself copper, silver and gold, and even paper. A due allowance being made for the stressful period through which we are passing, we look forward with confidence to the result. The Presi dent of the Shire will...
The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
The Non-Advertiser. Breathes there a Han with soul no dead Who never to himself hath said: "My trade of late is getting bad, I'll try another two-inch ad." If such there be, go mark him well, ?or him no bank account shall swell, ; No angel watch the golden stair To welcome him a millionaire; The man who never asks for trade, By local lines or ad. displayed, Cares more for rest than worldly gain And patronage must give him pain. Tread lightly, riends let no rude sound Disturb his solitude profound. Here 1ft him live in calm repose, Unsought by men except he owes, And when hedips, go plant' him deep, That naughtmay break his dreamless sleep, Where no rude clamor inay dispel The quiet that he loved so well, And that the w.orld may know Its loss, Place on his grave a wreath of moBs; And on a Btone above, "Here lies ' A chump who wouldn't advertise,"
Postal Intelligence [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Postal Intelligence For the information of our rtia ders we herewith publish the new stes. RATES FOR PLACK8 IN VICTORIA 8. d. Letters : Half oz. or under 0 1 „ For every oz. 0 1 Urgent letters : For each letter in additon to or dinary postage ... 0 4 Late fee 0 > 1" Patterns and samples, pac kets of merchandise, &c. ' y maximum weight lib. • 1 dimensions not to exceed „2 ft. in length, 1ft. foot in depth or width, for every 2 oz. or a fraction thereof ... ... 0 1 Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bs ... 0 1 Newspapers: For each newspaper 0 0}4 Newspapers, magazines and . publications not published in the com monwealth, 2oz ... 0 0}4 Postcards: Each ... 0 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2 . Letter cards 2 for ... 0 2j£ Registration fee ... 0 3 Parcels, lib or under 0 6 Parcels, each extra lb. or under ... ... 0 3 Parcels Post Within Victoria. Limit we ght 1 lib. I,imit of.size 3ft 6in in length, or 6ft in girth and length combined. Postage (to be prepaid by stamps), lib o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Auction Sales to come WATTS, TURNBULL & CO Benalla Stock Market.—Tuesday, November 10 2 Violet Town Market.—Friday, Nov. 0. . ! Devenish Stock Market. — Monday, November 23. Tuesday, 1st December.—Horse sale in Benalla Yards M. Q. M'NAMARA. Tuesday, Nov. 10— Benalla Stock Sale ^yATTS, TURNBULL & CO STOCK & STATION AGENTS, Land Financial, Estate Insurance and General Commission Agents. Head Office.—BENALLA. Branches!—'Violet Town, Mansfield Euroa, Wangaratta, and Rutherglen. MARKETS— Benalla, fortnightly, every alternative Tuesday. Devenish, every fourth Monday. Thoona every first Friday in each I month Etiroa,fortnightly, 2nd and 4th Thurs day/ Mansfield, monthly, 4th Friday. Violet Town, monthly 3rd Friday. ' Wangaratta, Cattle and Sheep every alternate Thursday. Pigs every .' • alternate Monday, LOANS NEGOTIATED. — Money to lend in large or small sums, at lowest rates of interest and charges VALUATIONS MADE. G. H, Bagenauer, Managing Partner. C. Turnbum„ Au...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
■ - "The independent" Published 011 i-'-v.-.' &lt; Tuesday and Friday Mornings. - ■ Tlie Official Organ of • - BENALLA WATER TRUST. - Subscription: * ■— 4s. per Quarter. Post Free to Any Address. • "The Independent" Art Printing Department Is equipped with every appliance necessary for the Speedy Execution of all Orders en - Onlyltlie Best Material!Used, . and Prices Reas9nable. • Henry Vallender, Spring and Summer Goods. Cheapest and JB est In all Ladies' and Children's Underclothing, .Blouses, Dresses, &c, .Men's Wear: Suits, Hats, Shirts, &c. BOOTS and SHOES Ladies', Men's and Children's Excellent Quality A Large Assortment. A Share of Y our Patronage Solicited. HENRY VALLENDER, Nuim-street, Benalla. «* S°™ ill iu next. t otttom BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE. SATISFACTION Guarantied, or money promptly refunded. That Is the principle that Km built tbli hose cash butincn, and established it in the confidence of the baying public. Economical mother* will follow th...
WANGARATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
WANGARATTA. The Rev. R. O. Cook, of Benalla, will be visiting the Wangaratta cir cuit this week to conduct the foreign mission services.- He was for many years missionary in Fiji, and had some valuable experience in the island. Mr. C. E. Clarke, of Biighton, on Friday took up his duties as postmaster at Wangaratta. Mr.W. E Davis left for Melbourne on Saturday afternoon. Mr. James Welsh, employed at Mr. J. Molouy's butchering estab lishment, Wangaratta, had a most unpleasant experience. He was sitting on the edge of a large con crete brine vat when he over balanced and fell into the vat, being immersed almost to his neck in brine. Messrs. 'Molony lost no time in assisting the man out of hif? difficulty. The humorous aspect of the mishap appealed to. the on lookers, but Mr. Welsh's discom fiture was too real to enable him to, appreciate the fun.
MYRRHEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
MYRRHEE. A fire started on Mr. Wui.. Mor gan's property a few days ago, aad aided by a strong north wind spread into the property of Mr. C. Schulz. There was a considerable quantity of grass destroyed, and the firs burned fiercely. The neighbors were quickly in atteudance ; but it was some time before they got the fire under control. Mr. Jas. Daly specially deserves the thauks of the whole community, for it was prin cipally through his exertions, he being first on the scene, that the fire was confined to such a small area, A very severe dust storm swept over the district on Saturday, and the grass and crops suffered severely. A fine steady rain fell through the night and 22 points were regis tered. Hay cutting has started and in some cases the crops will be equal to other years. Mr, Stevenson has a very good crop of oats, being about five feet high and well filled. ,
ROUND THE DISTRICT. HANSEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
ROUND THE DISTRICT. HANSEN. A meeting of directors of the Hansen Dairy Co,, was held last week, when there was a full attend ance, and the newly-elected mem bers, Messrs Wood and King, of Moyhu, were welcomed to the Board meetings. Mr. Samuel Ellis was re-elected chairman. Mr. Ellis has been a member of the director ate for six years, and this is the fourth year be has been elected chairman. In him the company has a leader whose ability and knowledge of the industry fits him for the position.
The Only One Left. BATTERY'S FEARFUL TIME. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
The Only One Left. BATTERY'S FEARFUL TIME. Sergeant D. H. Blunt, of the Ar tillery, has written to his wife : " I am the only one left out of our battery, as we were blown to pieces by the enemy at La Cateau. Sergeant Hunter had his side | blown off and still continued to fire i his gun. He received a bullet | wound through bis head and fell a (lifeless form. I have not a stick of ■ anything left. We have not had a [ wash or shift or anything for three I weeks, as we have been fighting j hard all the time. Poor old ' Su san,' ' Snowdon,' and ' Simon' (the ' major's horses) are all blown to pieces, and a similar fate befel the major. We have been in the live engagements and have been out here 28 days all told. I have re ceived a shell wound on the left leg and instep, but will soon be all right. I have nothing, only the jacket I stand up in—no boots or puttees, as I was left for dead. My horse was shot and he lay down on me. They bad to cut my boot, etc., offito get me from under my,...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
TO THE EDITOR. Pir,-—I was at* Mr Blackburne's office on Friday; Oct. 9, when Mr James Beard camc in to receive payment for cleaning up the land occupied by the circus. Beard said !' the second load was gone when he returned about 2o'clock." He was then asked if -the refuse had bean '.horonghly cleaned up, to which he replied in the affirma tive. Mr Blackburne inquired what the charge was, and paid Mr Beard immediately.. The time would not be later than 2.15 p.m. I was also present when the Bani tary inspector called on the same day, and heard the conversation that passed between him and Mr Blackburne. It lasted ahout two minutes and was to the following effect . The contractor said : " What about that ground being cleaned up where the circus was. haven't |you got notice to clean it up ?" Mr Blackburne replied " YeB, I have engaged a man and it is already being attended to." The contractor then Slid, " Stred wick has told me to clean it up." Mr Blackburne said: "If that is so, you w...
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Correspondence. TO TJIK EDITOR. Sir,—Rt clearing laud in Carrier street where the circus was held, I have read report of Council meeting in your paper and the agent's re ply. As I was employed to do the work I know something about the facts. Mr Blackburne spoke to me early on Thursday afternoon (day after Show) and said he had just received a notice to have the re fuse left by the circus cleared up withiu 24 hours and he asked me if I would cart it away. I said I could start first thing in the morn ing, and that was agreed to. I was there at 8 o'clock in the morn ing, and a few minutes after Mr Blackburne came over and had a look round. Before leaving he said, " Whatever you do, Jim, make a good job of it." I raked up the rubbish thoroughly and'loaded the dray. I couldn't take the lot in one load, but I left the balance raked tip in heaps for the second trip. I expected to be back for this second load before dinner time but when I got to the tip I reck oned there was not sufficient ...
North-Eastern District Synod MINISTERS AT EUROA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
North-Eastern District Svnod MINISTERS AT EURO A. The Methodist syuod sat al • Euroa last week. The following gentlemen were presentRevs. J. J. Brown (Wan garatta). J. Leslie (Beechwortb), R. O. Cook (Benalla), E. H.'. Coltniau (Greta), J. L. Haslem (Euroa), J. W. Edwards (Violet Town), H. M. C. Fowler-"(Bright), G. Neilson (Rutherglen), W. C. J. Peart (Wodonga). H. M. W. Brady (Yackatidandah). . The public meetings opened, on Tuesday evening, when Mr. A. Ray, home missionary at Strath ■ bogie, who is_a candidate for the ministry, occupied the pulpit and ^ preached his trial sermouybefore the assembled synod and a fair congre gation. The choir's interpretation of "I will lay me down in peace," ; was appreciated. At the conclusion v" . of this service the-Rev. J. J. Brown administered the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. - " A'tea was also laid in the school - room, to which the members of the synod and officers of the circuit • " ' with their ; wives were • invited. The chairman, Rev...
Appalling Carnage. GERMANS LOSE OVER 50,000. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Appalling Carnage. _o GERMANS LOSE OVKR 50,000. Last week the blood-lust rose to fiigbtful dimensions. It is stated that the battle on tbe Yser is practically over. The Ger l-nians are credibly supposed to be preparing for a retreat to the north. ^ Further south the enetnv made a supreme effort between Ypres a ad Lille. A great atid sudden lil uv was struck, but the British, who received it, repulsed the Germans with appalling slaughter. Fighting is still furiously in pro gress. During the attack on the British lines the German losses exceeded 50,000 meu. A Belgian odkial mes-ase states t!i ;t south of D;xmude .h-Oerm ; ns attacked, but were checked a nd obliged to evacuate tbe village of Bixschote, uorlh of Ypre3.
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
• " Trunk Telephone In connection with the trunk tele phone, the following raie.s are to be charged for conversation be tween Benalla and other towns con nected :— Between Sa.m.&7r>.ni. 7p.in.&S a.m First A fill. First Add 3 min. 3 mill. 3 rnin. 3min Melbourne ... 1/10 1/4 lOd 8d Seymour ... 1 /' 9il 6d 5d Enroa ... .. 6d ' 5rl 4d id Violet Town 3d 3d 3d 3d Baddaginnie . 2d 2d '2d 2d Winton " 2d 2d '2d 2d Giecrowan ... 2d :.2d 2d- 2d Wangaratta ... 'd 2d 4d 3d Chiltern .?•' 6d 4d 3i! Springburst... . ? 1 ' 6d 4d 3d Wodonga ... ) I 9d 6d 5d Beechworth .v.-. fd 6d 4d 3d Wahgunyah... 1 / , 9d . 6d 5d Rutlierglen ... "d 6d 4d 3d Nooramunga 2d 2d 2d Goorambat ... 2d 2d 2d 2d Devenisli ... , "3d 3d 3d Tlioona ... £«' . 5d 4d 3d Bungeet West 4d 3d 4d 3d St. James .. 4d _ "3d 4d 3d Leke Rowan... 4d 3d 4d 3d Tuogamali .. 6d " 5d 4d 3d Wilby * ... 6d 5d 4d 3d Telford .... 8d' . 6d 4d 3d Yarrawongn... Sd 6d 4d 3d Sliepparton . 1/10 1/4 lOd S Dookie ... 1/10 1/4 lOd Sd fi Tal...
'All Hell Let Loose.' A DEAD GERMAN'S CHARGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
'AllHell Let Loose.' A DEAD GERMAN'S CHARGE. WritiDg home to one of his friends, Trooper S. Cargill says': " The Germans let all hell loose on us in their mad attempt to crush us and so win Iheir way to Paris. They did not succeed, and they won't succeed. I saw one ghastly affair. A Gtrmaii cavalry division was pursuing our retiring infantry when we were let loose on them. When they saw us coming they turned and fled—at least, all but one, who came rushing nt .us with his lance at the charge. I caught hold of his horse, which was half mad with terror, and my chum was just going to run him through when he noticed the awful glaze in his eyes and we saw that the poor devil was dead."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
C D. LAIRD, AGENT, BRIDGE-ST., BENALLA. Agent for . H. V. M'Kay's Sunshino Works -I can supply you with all'kinds of Machinery. The Sunshine PLOUGHS .and ONIJ WAY DISC are guaranteed to give every satisfaction.. Sunshine Harvester Is so well known comment is unneces sary. • I Guarantee ALL MACHINERY, and buyers allowed trial before paying. Cash or easy terms. C. D. LAIRD, Bridge-street Printed and published by the Proprietor, J. H. Elshaug, at The Printing Works, fjumi St, Beflftllh, fn the Stnte off Victor In. Why Srhould Women Suffer? Old lime logic acctptul it as a matter of cold fact tiinl women were m"&lt;le to suffer from girlhood lo the grave. What a monstrous doctrine. A book dealing with 'be matter of paiu and suffering a? affecting womenfolk, and wl.ich tells how thousands have been restored by n simDle home treatment .to permanent health after yeers of pnin, will be sent free to anyone who cuts" out this ndvt. aud"~seuds it to Dept. A. 33, Ladies' College of Healt...
Benalla Dairy and Farm Produce Co. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 10 November 1914
Benalla Dairy and Farm Produce Co. The 36ih half-yearly meeting of shareholders was held in the Me-. chauics Institute, Benalla, on Sat- 1 urday last. Mr. H. Guppy (chair- , man) presiding. The following j report and statement'was submitted j for adoption:— i . directors' report.—The balance [ sheet reflects the effects of the dry 1 season then and Rtillprevailing. A , reduction in the output over the similar period last year shows milk 48,780 gallons, from 146,837 gal lons, and in cream 163,292 lbs., from 255,051 lbs. We also had to purchase 6720 lbs. of butler to supply our customers. The aver age price paid for milk was 4 2d and for butler fat 10.55d per lb., ' after payment of the cost of collect- ' iug the cream at the farms. Butter j sales were:—24,192 lbs sent to Lon don, 75,68.1 lbs. sold in the Com-1 monwealth. making of 99,873 lbs., | realising £5255 5s 3d. The loss on the transactions for the half-year (£15)8 8s 4d) is reduced. to the extent of ,£150 by the bonus re ceive...