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NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE. "What chances I see when I havn't got a gun." [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 May 1917
OTES 'BY THE WAYSIDE. S BY " Usonoo.") "? t chdtice I see when I havn't got a gun." . .'story is told of a fashionable man who was dining at a leading in Melbourne. He scanned the "card with avidity, giving evident hathe .as very--particularin-lis of good things. Eveiitually he at eated the waiter to " Ah bring ah cb?eken and ham." When placed be for: 'him he smiled agreeably and thanked the attendant. "Chicken, hi George," remarked the hungry man, *Uhow'I shall enjoy it." In his deater ty. in dissecting the bones the chicken kit the plate abruptly and then, like a dart,from a pop gun, into a lady's lap o~ Lhe opposite side. The recipient ,asia very costly costume on, and the chirken, accompanied with greasy gravy, left its mark. The gentleman oflrred his abject apology and asked ~rrsiission to pay for cost of repairs, which cost him £5, but when the .waiter appeared the disgusted diner eenmirked, " You should not have tisted the neck of that chicken, Waiter." "Indeed, why?" he aske...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 May 1917
For Children's Hacking Cough at night, Wools' Great Peppermint Cure, 1s 6d. Church Services. Church of England Services will be held as below :— SUNDAY, MAY 13th. Kinglake East (Saturday, May 12th), 7 30 p.m. Kinglake, 11 a.m. Panton Hill, 3 30 p.m. Queenstown, 7 30 p.m. Hurstbridge, 7.15 p.m. Methodist Churoh Servioes. ———o——— May 13th; 1917. Diamond Creek—11 a.m, E. C. M'I. Brown 7 p.m., " Arthur's Creek—3 p.m., Mr W. Campbell Back Creek—7 p.m. " Tanck's Corner—3 p.m. E. C. M'I. Brown. NURSES of Large Experience Reommend CLEMENTS TONIC to their Patients. NURSE CATHERINE KORTING of 176 Davis Street, Brunswick, Vic., writes as follows (29/2/12): CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. " I am writing about the amount of good CLEMENTS TONIC has done my daugh- ter. In January last year, she was operated upon for appendicitis. She was eight weeks in the hospital, and came home very weak and rundown. I gave her several bottles of Clements Tonic. It soon strengthened her nerves, she was as well as I could wi...
A NEW FEVER. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 May 1917
A NEW FEVER. Two farmers, an Irishman and a Scotsman, were discussing the war, and the Irishman asked Sandy if he could tell him what was meant by this German "Kultur" he heard so much talk about. "Wul," exclaimed Sandy, "am not sae verra shoor aboot it, but ah think it's some sort of swine fever!" A schoolmistress asked her class to explain the word "bachelor," and was very much amused when a little girl answered, "A bachelor is a very hap- py man." "Wlhere did you learn that ?" asked the mistress. "Father told me," the little girl replied.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 May 1917
DEATH. SMEDLEY.—Killed in action, "some- where in France," on the 11th April, 1917, Corporal S. Smedley, dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smedley, "Happy Valley," Yarra Glen, and brother of Mrs. J. Jewson, Kensington; Jim (on active &nbsp; service), Dolly, Elsie, Gordon, Mary, and Jack, after 16 months' service, aged 20 years. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, He wandered into unknown lands ; Think of him still as the same, we say, He is not dead—he is just away. —Inserted by his sorrowing parents, sisters and brothers.)
THE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 11 May 1917
TIHE ELECTIONS. ———:o:——— Now the wordy war is over And the seats are lost and won, Labor has been badly vanquished, Aye ! they're walloped two to one. There's a clearance from the Senate, Members who're afraid to shoot By the voters were invested With the order of the boot. Labor wanted this election So's to have the ruling sway, For the cat was on the balance But it jumped the other way. Billy Hughes has scored a triumph Over Tudorites and all. Bendigo gave him a welcome Spite of Hampson's figures tall. For though Billy's small in stature, &nbsp; Yet his mind is wondrous big ; And his tongue is like a whiplash, Supple as a pliant twig. Tassy's lost the big O'Malley With the great financial brain. Will he take his bag and sally Back to Yankeeland again ? There's rojoicing in Corio When they saw what Lister'd done. 'Twas a battle 'twixt two soldiers &nbsp; And the seasoned warrior won, Frank, the fiery Duke of Brunswick, Has but only saved his bacon ; After three mor...
BAPTISM OF SOUP. CAPSIZED DIXIK CAUSES TROOPSHIP PROFANITY. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
BAPTISM OF SOUP. CAPSIZED DIXII CAUSES TROOPSIIP PROFANITY. Every transport leaving Australia carries a miliary secretary of the Y.M.C.A., whose duty it is to minister to the troops on board. He is constituted for the time being by the Association the servant of the soldiers. His job Is to see that the men are providtel with ample facilities for recreation, reading, writing, study andi physical exercise, and that they are given spiritual advice if they so desire. So thoroughly is this service car tied out that the " Y,1. oman" has become an itdispensiblo institution on every trans port. Mr Albany Bell, a successful business man of the Commonwealth, who is giving honor ary service as a Y.M.C.A. secretary, writes by the latest mail of diverting incidents on the troopship which ihe accompanied from Australia. Reforring to a certain port toward the end of the voyage, he says: " We went away fiom here strongly con voyed. One of the war boats-a doughty little fighter-been in all the scrap...
THE Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser AND Diamond Creek Valley Advocate Published Every Friday Morning FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
THE GRltttn aul h Witutic?,ct Stirts cducrtiser AND ltiione ua rech Wajllet dv ocate Pu,,b/iixelt 1,ery l'Pridsay aiorung FRIIDAY,.MAY IS, 1917. Article 6 of "Impressions and Observations of the Arthur's Creek District," will appear in next issue. ' An extremely interesting article, entitled "The Oldest M5n Living," written expressly for this paper by W. Smithers Gadd, Esq., J.P., will be commenced in next issue. - A welcoime-home social will be ten dured to returned soldiers(?Privates H. Howard, W. Howard, and P. Glennon) at the Panton Hill Hall next Wed nesday evening. We are requested to state that there will be a patriotic dance' in the Kangaroo Ground Hall to-morrow (Saturday) evening, admission to which will be: gents is 6d, ladies 6d. Chaplain-Captain. Douglas Bruce, Presbyterian Minister, of Whittlesea, arrived in Melbourne on Saturday last, after eight months on active service in England. An interesting account of his experiences will appear in our next number. Mr., and Mrs...
YARRA GLEN. BRITISH RED CROSS APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
YARRA GLEN. (PROM A CORItitPONDENT.) BRITISHI REt) CROSS APPSEAL. The Varra Glen Red Cross Society held a jumble fair in aid of thu British Red Cross Appeal Fund on Tuesday, 9th May, at the Victoria Ilall. At half-past three, Mr C. Fisken, of " Chateau 'ering," in an appropriatu speech, declared the fair open. The afternoon and early part of the even ing was devoted to the srlling of fancy goiods, iproduce, etc., and the latter part an nuction sale was held, Mr Fisken making a very persuasive nuc tiorneer. In spite of the wet weather the hall was full and tie goods rapidly disappeared. The sum of £6o Ss 6d was realised, and as a pony has yet to be railted, it is to iu expected that a cheque of £70 or thereabouts will ,be ent to tihe Division in chalge. The ea??)enses in connection with tile lair were only some few shillings spent in advertising.
WALLAN EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
'WALLAN EAST. (FRo0 oun O OnnESPONDrnT.) A very successful cotirt was held in the Upper Plenty Hall on Friday evening 4th, in aid of the local Fren Library. There was a large attendance, a large nuibher attending from Glenvale, Whitlerea and Walltn, despite tihe fact that another entertainment, was being held in the Wandong Hall the sime evening. The Upper Plenty Dramatic Club wade its first appearance with a well acted comedy. Mr A. K. MIDontgall presided and the following protrramnnm wt rendered, nearly every iteo being" encored :-Piano solo, Hiss Patulln I song, island of mty dreams," Mins Stentou; sang,. " The Veteran's Song," Mr Prows t reel tation, '" Our Flag," Miss Clarice Grills; song, " My Ain Folk," Miss Patullo; reci tation, " A Kiss in School." Miss Blair song, "Sing, Sweet Bird." Miss Owens; piano solo, " Boy . Soutts' Murch," Mhia M'Leod; song, " Come, Sing to \te," Mies Easton; rnong, ' Mother M'Chree," Master Owen (of Whittlesea, who possesses a remarkably clear sop...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
TO THlE ,ll'ItuI OF TIll AIIVIEUTII:.?, Dcnr Mir,--I aeu by your iitle lf the tth ino, that 1 Fail' P'lay"' i tyitgto hit moliup for putting a n otic lin your pIalipr itatlug that Lam not thl ontl that Is antlini?g circu Ila throlugh the post Itit tllcietlaly iatinutla. A nlarge inlltuter f tltl w U' ?Utonin1 ti) me atimalput '" Lt to pa?," which I rufusea. * Fait Play" anys : " k L it l the factn, MtI t'1ard otllred ar ll monuy pull mit th Iihat mnma+ent," which iv not true. \ir Wanrd oliurild m tii 'ithu itiam of I 2t n itcliditio thIat 1 p thl nil rntc ntld taxe anlld y own rolicltr' ll u to dItt , nl1 git v hi lll II ltal 'ut r ll IIIkrvr loutaltion,I t whh' h II refused aItlt ? t ll uo refl int t ill I gi ot ttl tIall tic t n and th tl asyl i id hefr,, I evr eig~dJ, tII. drl'intlha l t ht e being tout round. " uitr ,l'ily" tSay lt docutt't th)w in he11 the wily It wnse ihmprovel by me." WeVll, I nom told, it t1 limnroved w by haxvilg It glult tiubt a h tt' rI tb ll tr ?'lttu ll...
MERNDA. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
M1 ERNDA. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) The annual congregational meeting of the Mayfield Presbyterian Church was held itn the church o, Monday evening, the. 7th .inst. J'hllo.Re..Mr, Hewili; b),D, tie h.M6(?rcratr ;rpres ided, and there was a fair attendance of rth congregation, Ihe two elders of the charge, Messra Gibson and Hicks, being psceent. Tile anlnual report was road by Mr Oharles G. Johnson, the abhle Secretary, and it dealt with hl. work of the Churoh during tbhe year The report said our pastor (Mr I. acte) did loyal and good .work for the Church until he left wihb the ,holi'ers, since whenl thle Rev. S. A. Hlarris had filled the poiltitn suisfanctorily and well, and when Mr liar is cae to, leave tlhel he would leave nInnyt sineire friends behlind him. iM r Sharpe, ably assisteld by 3[is, Elsie CrOeightlon, had dous very lile t.,trlt is chloir. master and organistu ; in fact, the choir was no inconsiderabll part of the church cervices, whilst Or Walter Thomas and his able as...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
TO Tt110 ODOlt OP 111t; ADVI:ILTISI.R. Sir,-Mly lttention has been called to a statement munle by Cr Mloeal lit thed Con ell meeting and published in yourissul of the 20th of April to the effect that it was only throwing tolluy away to s bIIscibe for the beneflt of wounded army horses, and that the more horses killed the better it would be for the breedors. The eame argument might he applied to tile soldiers who bysecriMcing their lives are makling it better for thloe uuwilliug or unable to fight. Apptarently it is not enaogh in theoopinion of Cr .hlorgiau tlhat our llbrave lats shoulld offer their livee in the canue of the .\llies nud to avee their country frl'm the enemy, but that the horses ripen which oftenl their lives and possibly the isnues of the 'conlict decpendl, should he recklessly scrificeid for the hunefit of Australian hreedels. Fortunately the uotralirn l Imperinl tIForce kllow the value of efifetive aramy horses too well th adopt Or Morgan's idteas, and rightly appr...
ARTHUR'S CREEK RIFLE CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
ARTHIU 'S CItEEK ItIffLIeCLiJI1 The third titnoti, ete., wi, tired of 6dm.r" day laht on the Alrthur'e Creek mroue In very ~tough wellnter, It to tuotelcetto oy tIlt. shoolote win i ofi vlJy low ourider. 'fiu t. ca dtlottno wire 4 shints ot (hhlyde. Theo spoon Woo. wo hey WV. Ntuhei ii In , jut. h folowting ar the hust pn(4 100)lhl1r tllti ttunt SHoltierlnd, jun. fIt 16 117 3, (Irmeirwoud ... fi t10 61 J, I.n1tley .. ,.. fit n 62 N PI hineh .. fi0 H 61 K 'IttItinn ... Io 22 II 'It. (tulullto ... f2 ii Cr1 'A, lu. ... lld 6 al VIYr Culdurgtn atd Ciuld-, nuvr GaIhIo Is (12.
SCRUBBY CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
80RUBBI3Y CREEK. (FROM A COnRPSnePOSD?Tr ) Mrs M. A. Boleot colebrated her golden wedding anniversary day on April 53rd at her residence, Scrubby (Ireek, by entertaining over 20 of he, Sunday School children to tun in the diningroem. The clhild en sang their Grace and enjoyed the luxuries pro. vided. Mrs Dailon and Alisc Dorothy 7hoemass waited on tile tab'es. Then call joined menrrily playing ,nemen in th enrlde, h ,when they .dpourned to tilhe Hall, w8here a large gathering of frionlds spent a most enjoyable evening. Mr Bolton presided at the piano while the chiliren sang a number of their school nongo. The Rev. Wilfred James (Church of Englandl) occupied the chair and presuaied each child with a hndsome book given by Mrs Bolton. In awarding these priz'-s he eeloaised the good work done by las Bolton durilne all the 23 years, and many now on active service in the great runel war would lless the nanie of Mrs Bolton for her years of nareful instruction on Sunday afternonsn during th...
ARTHUR'S CREEK RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
ARTHUR'S CREEK RED 0R11 8OCIETY. The irst annual meeting ?' Arthur's Olck branch of hre ' Cross Society was held oas April: the ol?ico.heorers all being re.elr:' except tIh Trsaeurer, who, thr:: ill-health, was not able to again uP., take the duties of that cnie. membership roll for the year non?' 24. This hlanch connmenced qd withoutl funds, deopending entire.!, the muutr ersahip fees and the gelner' of the petopl for helep. 'Th?I nasisntarce was received frnsm Ille C' miittem of the Mechanics' Intitno,.' tamount being £4, piroceeds fms patriotic hall. Since then the ' eiven help from timle to liml; +?i' Dramatic Club. With the'' special efforts by the branith receipts for the year amount to . eaxpenditore.. £67; which leoIvel?'S balance of £65. At the stlgeslion of ((rntl.. melmhrsr decided to esecaliz in 0' two gareentes, taking flannlel I and knlited socks, withl t relt ? a fine clas. of ?hirts andl, in moe an equally fine cldss of socks h1I', sent. Shirts numbeointo i e'g Ill 1...
WHITTLESEA. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
WHITTLESEA. (PROx A. CORtRsPODcN?T.) The Whittlenea Branch of the V, torian Division of the Australian RP Cross Society intend to hold anioc' evning in the M,,chlnic' [fod'n, Whittl'esa, on Empire night, .li May, 1917, cmmenoncing it Spm, ordrr to raise n substantial sum for t. erneral appeal which is hbnt l?i during that monb as eA gift to o6 British Red Cross Society and r? funds. Several rafla will be rldrn luring the evening, also sweets, i cream, and cordials will be sclI. Salt' oi!l be provided by the mrtnlasrt' friends. Admission, gents 2', ldinl Th-re will be a good programnate songs interspersed with donce. Fa cnass musio and an efrScient 1.0
RESEARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
*' REEARCH. (;ao B u coitOaPOwDaxt). Os Friday, 4th .May, the sccommo. .,tiiou of the Stae a school building Was taxed to its utnlmot limit on the -oe~. ?on of the annual distribution of prisri . for the Church of Eugland 5"-iday sohool. The concert program ,wa. an e.xcellent one. The singing niod,t?citations of the children, under the tnition of Mrs O. and Miss Doory, was of a high itandard, which was enhanced by items given by Misa Drew, Mr, E. Andrew. and Master F. IDell?ney, from Elhanm. Mr Ernest eypolds, the Suplrintendent, mado a alatemelnt as regarding funds, 'and ,urged the peopln of the district to take ,advauitago of a Sunday school in tlheir ±.idti: The Vicar, the Rev. T. I1. $Bepeford, in speaking, exlipresed his ,appreoiation of the faithful services of Mr Raynohla and Mign Doty, and of the generius gift of Mr West of ia blieok of land for a church hall, nud used'the ovir.crowded eatSe of Ihe present fl not ion to iemphasise theo need et a larger building to necommodat...
RED TRIANGLE FLOATS. Y.M.C.A. WITH THE TROOPS. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
RED TRAIANGLE FLOATS. Y.M.C.A. WITH THE TROOPS. Reports just to hand by the National Committee of the Y.M.C.A. in Australia &nbsp; Indicate that in its efforts to keep with the Australian troops in the present big offen- sive the Association is surmounting colossal &nbsp; difficulties. Transport of supplies is proving a problem calling for large resources and organisation. In a letter fronm France this week Mr W. Wishare, military secretary of the Y.M.C.A. with Australian soldiers, says :-" Since the transfer of our boys into the big push area, the sea of mud and slush and had condition of roads, added to limited supplies from the base, have taxed us to the utmost, yet our Red Triangle is conspicuous in the &nbsp; shell-torn Somme and in advanceld dugouts. The more intense and hard a soldier's con ditions become, the more he appreciates our efforts to reach him and help him ; hence the response from soldiers and staff officials to our work here. My marquee ha...
Eltham Shire. COUNTY—Evelyn. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate — 18 May 1917
Eltham Shire7. CornTY-Evelyn. PAlallea--Burgoyne, Sutan, part Greensbornough, Kinllak Nlllumbik, Queenatown, e North. t Orested a District, 16th Sept., 1856, claimed a Shire, 6tb April, 187I1 daries adjusted, 31at May, 1912. Lo5 xo-- nO5000 Sinking Fetdr.a1 President-Robert D. Taylor Councillors, Boanra RlrmNo lnme Address . Robert David Taylor Ellham William Morrie* Eltham b James Murray Elthara NOuInug Sto?.DI N~ Noanasaar Rlorre. Robert C. White Kanganro Ground i Wm. George Gray, J..w+ Allwood John Mann Strathewen II IaBTEoa Rlmt e. Chas, licks Bath, J.P.* Yarra Glea . Josepb Smedley* Yarra Glen I Williamn ubbard :Steel's Creek I SJse been President. Council meets al Shire Ofice, Iags Ground, Firs Monday in mooth atri Secretary attends office from 10 to 4, OpeICas.I Acting Seeretary, Valuer and Colleeu_ P. J. M'Mahoa. Enioneer-CharleaJohn M'Cormatks 430 Little Collins street, Melbosune. Treaurer--V. lhreastioea, Cm.+ Bnok, Graeeaborough. Sanitary and Inepectors Slsaghterh. -John ...