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THE FAITHFUL WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
The Faithful Wives. By Carrie Hopkins, Grade VI, Many, many years ago, there lived two dukes who were brothers.. These two dukes took opposite sides in warr The elder brother owned a castle sorroanded by a village, and in his absence his younger brother came with his knights and soldiers to take this castle. The fighting for the castle was a long and troublesome one, for the men of the village made a faithful attempt to save it. But at last their food ran out, and many of them died from hunger and. thirst. After much fighting these men sent a message to their foe begging for msrcy. But the young duke was so angiry, for they had held out so long, that he said he would spare none but the women, and children, all the men should be put to death and their goods destroyed, The woman came up to the young duke and went on their, knees before him, and begged that their husbands might be saved. Aut tbe duke said, ?' No, none of the men shall be saved. You shall go with your children into a lo...
ELOPED WITH THE WRONG GIRL, [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
ELOPED WITH THE WRONG GIRL. Harry R. Edwards, captain of the schooner May H., recently eloped with Miss Betty Harrison, daughter of G. F. Harrison, of Kent Islands, Anna polis (U.S.A.). An unusual romance is thus revealed. Captain Edwards spent his vacation last summer at a house near that of the Harrisons. There are two Harri son girls and they are twins. Persons living on the island often have mis taken one for the other, and that was what Captain Edwards did when he eloped. He went ashore from the schooner intending to elope with Mary Harrison. He met Betty first, however, and, thinking she was Mary, rushed her off to a parson's and aboard the schooner. Betty, it is said, had showed great in terest in the sea captain. The schoo ner now is somewhere in Chesapeake Bay with Captain Edwards .and his wife aboard, 'while Miss Mary is mourn ing her fate. ?
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
The secretary of the Trustees of the recreation reserve (Mr Jas. T. Mitchell) wrote to the Mechanic's Institute committee informing them that the local Dramatic Society were rehearsing a piece which they intended to play for the benefit of the reserve. He also intimated that the Dramatic Society would like to stage their piece on race night (Sept- 19) it the .Mechanic s committee could see their way clear to forego their right to the hall for that date. Although the committee had arranged to run an entertainment in aid of their building fund they relinquished their claim to the hall in favor of the recreation reserve trustees. The matter of lighting the town came on for discussion at the Council meeting on Monday, and several ten ders were received for the installation of acetylene gas. It was considered, however, that the prices submitted were altogether too higb, and none were accepted. Mr Sutherland, of Melbourne, waited on the Conncil and explained the working of the Lister auto...
THE LAST EGG OF THE GREAT AUK. Sold for £331. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
THE LAST EGG OF THE GREAT AUK. Sold for £331. An Irish egg was sold in London re cently forn£331. It was. as may be judged from the price offered, a re markable egg. It was 68 years old. Eggs' are usually not valued for their antiquity; but- this one had another distinction. It was the last egg laid by the last of her race. It was laid in Dublin in 1844 by a Great Auk, and it is believed that with . her death the Great Auk became extinct. Seventv one eggs of great auks remain in dif ferent collections, but the Dublin egg which fetched £331 is the latest laid and holds the record for price. Its superior value is not due to its com parative freshness, but to the fact it is the last great auk's egg laid 011 this earth. It is believed, however, that it will not keep the record. As the owners of the collections in which great auk's eggs are fount}, die, or find it necessary to realise the value of their treasures, these eggs will be more and more sought for by mu seums, and collectors ar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
THEO. B. LITTLE & CO Auctioneers and Valuators, Stock and Station Agents, SALE, TRARALGON, and at 457 BOITRKE^ST., MELBOURNE. Maffra Heyfield Morwel Stratford Longford Yinnar Briagolong Mirboo N. Boolara Loans Negotiated. Agents for — Australian Mutual Provident; Co Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company P. and 0. 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. ' MUNRO HALL. ~ FRIDAY, 23rd AUGUST, 1912. Grand Plain arid Fancy Dress Ball in aid of the funds of the Perry Bridge Cricket Club, ^^^^Slesfor best Fancy Dress, Ladies V and Gents. Tickets, 3/. Good Music. Refreshments. J. W. BARTLETT, Hon. Sec. Stratford Hunt Club. annuaTball Mechanics' Institute, Stratford, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1912. (In aid of Recreation Reserve' and Cricket Club.) Tiekets, 5/. Refreshments, , JOHN LEE, Hon. Sec. Yivian H. Cooper, DENTAL SURGEON, MAFFR...
"THIS, TOO, SHALL. PASS AWAY." [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
'THIS, TOO, 8H ALL PASS AWAY.'' By Ella Wheeler Wilcox. A mighty monarch in the days of old Made offer of high honor, wealth and gold To one who should produce in form concise A motto for his guidance, terse and wise — A precept, soothing in his hours for lorn, Yet one that in his prosperous days „ should warn. Many the maxims sent the king, men say, The one he chose; 'This, too, shall. pass away. Oh, jewel sentence from the mine of truth! What riches it contains for age and youth. No stately epic, measured and su blime, So. comforts, or so counsels, for all time As these few words. Go write them on your heart, And make them of your daily life a part. Has some great sorrow fallen to your lot? This, too, will pass away — absorb the thought, And wait; your waiting will not he in vain, ? Time gilds with gold the iron links of pain. -The dark— te-day- -leads iato -light to - morrow; There is no -endless joy, no endless sorrow. Are you upon earth's heights? No cloud in view? Go read your...
OLDEST ACTOR IN EUROPE. Playing at Eighty-Four. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
OLDEST ACTOR IN EUROPE. Playing at Eighty-Four. Herr Bernhard Baumeister has just celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of his joining the Imperial Court Thea tre of Vienna. This is believed to be a record for any player, and as Bau meister is now 84 years oldj and still plays regularly on the same stage, he is believed to hold the double distinc tion of being the oldest actor in Eu rone. and the one who has played longest at one and the same theatre. He appeared in the evening as Fal staff. in 'Henry IV.,' one of his most famous roles, and received a tremen dous ovation, in return for which he delivered a short speech of thanks. The Emperor, who is two years Bau melster's junior, sent him a special message of congratulation, and pro mised a pension for life to ,his wife, a comparatively young woman, whom the aged actor married only two years ago. _____ When we read the lives of distin gished men in any department we find them nearly always celebrated for the -anojasd Pinoo ieq? joqui...
Her Reward. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
Her Reward. The cook had left, and no other tould be obtained, so the lady of the house did the cooking herself, with such satisfactory results that, after a month, her husband gave her a beau tiful set of sables as a token of his appreciation of the good dinners he had enjoyed. ? Of course the neighbors soon heard of this, and when the cook left in an other equally well-known family the lady of the house said to her hus- 1 band: | 'Well, the cook has gone and I'm not going to bother to get another. I'm going to do the cooking myself, deary. You heard what Mr. Soand So gave his wife when she did. the cooking?' And putting her arms round his neck, she cooed: 'What shall I get for my cooking?' 'Woman,' said her husband, push ing her away, 'you will get a long black veil!' 'Just fancy! There's a fasting man who has been living for 45 days on | water.' 'That's nothing. My father lived for 20 years on water.' 'Go on!' 'Yes; he was a sea captain.' ..,???* J ' ?' - ?? j:- ??? ? V J u.^;. '...
CARNEGIE AT 76. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 9 August 1912
CARNEGIE AT 76. Andrew Carnegie on his 76th birth day was feeling very fine with the sun shining and the cablegrams and tele grams of congratulation pouring in at his home, 1903 Fifth-avenue, New York. Mr. Carnegie talked about greatness and wealth and how to get both. He gavfc the list of twenty great men who, he said, had made the world what it ?was. These are the twenty: — 'Shake speare, Edison, Arkwright, Morton, Siemens, Franklin, Jenner, Bessemer, Murdock, Neilson, Mushet, Hargreaves, Lincoln, Columbus, Stephenson, tsurns, Watt, Symington, Gutenburg and Bell. 'But not one of these men,' a re porter interposed; 'made much money.' Mi. Carnegie threw up his hands. 'Money!' he exclaimed. 'Anybody can make money. These men have done something for the world. 'Money is a bother. The great trouble about this world, I find, is not how to get money, but how to get rid of it wisely.' , A reporter inquired as to his method of getting money in this easy fashion, and Mr. Carnegie dictated t...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
To the Eiutok. Sir, — It was with great interest that I read the letters re election matters in your last issue. I quite agree with your correspondent that ' CrlKilleen is a j good councillor for his own little corner but must say he exceeds his duty w;lien ; he treats ratepayers in other- corners as worse than idiots, which is evidenced by his remarks when the extension of the Shire Common came before the meeting. 'When the petition was pre sented he said; 'some people would sign anything, if it were to hang a man,' Of course his sympathies were ^vith Cr Lee, , who might thereby lose some very convenient corners. Cr Lee ?will, no deubt, give a platform address before the election. (Mr Kirkham doubtless is waiting for him to lead the way) when the electors will have a chance to Jget an explanation of his, at'' present, obscure views on the general progress of the district. I trust that if Mr Kirkham is returned he will give his help and support to Cr Carter, who at present has to ''...
Prickly Points. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Prickly Points. To THE EdITOK. : Sir, — There is a saying ?' You can \ fool all the people some of the time ; some of the people all theT time ; bat you can't fool all tbe people all the . time.' The electors of the East Rid ing have a chance to bring this under tbe notice of the Councillors who comprise the caucus that governs the - shire. A caucus with Cr Killeen as the autocratic leader, Councillor Tay ? lor, vice-leader, and Crs. Lee and Loufi as amble (without the h) fol lowers. a caucus governed irom Sale, by Sale, for the benefit of Sale, ♦o 'he disadvantage of Stratford , finai cially and socially. The Czar like ruler gives his command,' his army shuffle into line and march boldly onwards, onfe of them to his Sedan, out of step and like Brown's cows coming home,. but trying to keep up their courage by singing that well known battle hymn ' We'll hang the Progress on a Sale apple tree, and then we'll go marching on.' N.B. This progress is a bit of a bogey man to the caucus, an...
The Conscience of Cr. Lee. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
'The Conscience of Cr. Lee. Tn the 'EnrriTR. I Sir.. — In Cr. Lee's notice of candi dature for the East Riding, he says, *? I will do my best to carry out your wishes as far as I can conscientiously do so.' I 'would like to bring home iVin 'Klfifitora wlinsn votes Vie annlra the enormity of the insult conveyed in those few words. Does Cr. Lee mean that whenever the ratepayers desire one course of action, that he ?will find bis conscience compelling iim to take the contrary course in the future, as it has done in the past ? Was it Cr Lee's conscience that im pelled him to foster the Press in terests of Sale in preference to those of Stratford ? Did his conscience tome into play over the extension of the Common in his own direction ? - Are Cr. Lee's belated donations to public bodies con&cience money P I motice that in the advertisement in tbe Sale ' Times,' Cr Lee makes no mention of bis conscience, from which I infer that he will find himself con ; science free to vote for t...
Correspondence. Reply to " East Riding." TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Correspondence. .Reply to ' East Riding.' TO THE EDITOR. Sir, — Any right-minded ratepayer -will gaze more in pity than in anger on the journalistic pantalooning of ''East Riding' and the other two irresponsibles who contributed their scurrilons screeds— anent tbe forth coming election — to the open columns , .of your laot issue. It is difficult for one to imagine the brand of evil spiz it that moves these simple rustic minas to perpetrate — ana rush into jn'int with — such villainous tirades of abuse on the eve of a candidate's election, and, although such epistles should pass unnoticed, I beg a brief space in your valuable paper to ad minister a few words of rebuke to /' East Biding ' before dismissing him ?tvith the contempt which, I consider, is bis just desert. Keen — and some times hostile — criticism is the un enviable lot oi every public-spirited man who holds or seeks to attain positions of any dignity or import ance, especially honorary ones, where both his valuable time a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
' I THOUGHT HE WOULD BREAK A BLOOD VESSEL.' ' My little boy had a croupy cough for some time,' writes Mrs. E. E. Bull, Beaumont-street, Hamilton, Newcastle, N.S.W. fie would cough so long, that I thought he would break a blood vessel. : I was really frightened for him, because he is not strong, and continual coughing made his chest quite sore. After trying many remedies without any improvement, I gave him Dr.' Sheldon's Naw Discovery. The first dose stopped the coughing, and in a week's time he was cured.' Ob tainable from M. Mcllroy, Stratford and Briagolong, WHEN YOU ARE KEPT AWAKE at night with that troublesome Cough, remember that it can be speedily re moved by Dr. Sheldons New Discovery. Price Is, 6d, and 3s. per bottle^. . Obtainable from M. .Mcllroy Stratford and Briagolong. BARKED YOUR SHINS F Well, try Dr. Sheldon's Magnetic Lini ment ; it will take away all the p*in and stiflness, and you will forget all about Price, Is. 6d. and! 3s. Obtainable from. M. Mcllroy, Stratford ...
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. KAT SHEEP. , Only 17 000 yarded. The supply was a moderate one with regard to quality, although best Western dis trict were fairly represented. There was an increased proportion of secondary grades, notably in light; merino, and good and prime cross bred ewes were comparatively scarce, and only a few draft3 df prime merino wethers came forward. Several consignments of merino ewes were well suited to requirements. There was a fall attendance of buyers. The demand was animated, prices frequently showing an advar.ee on former rates. Prime crossbred wethers from 26/ to 31/, extra do. do. from 32/ to 37/9, old sheen higher, good do. do. from 22/ to 25/6, second do. do. from 17/6 to 20/, inferior from 14/9, ' prime crossbred ewes from 22/6 to 26/, extra do. do. from. 27/ to 28/9, good do. do. from IS/ to 21/, second do. do. from 14/ to 17 . inferior from 10/6 to 12/6, with low conditioned sorts from S/, prime ' merino wethers from 24/ to 29/3, good do. do. f...
THE EARTH-WORM [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Tiik Eaiitii-wokm * By Dolly Hardy, Grade III. \\ hen you hrst see a worm you notice that its 'body is thin and long. The worm lias about one hundred and fifty rings and on each ring there are eight bristles, four on each side. The'worm does good to the farmer. It loosens the. ground and makes a hole and takes decayed leaves down .in the ground. The worm has no eyes and. no 'Tegs. It knows when you are near ?; it feels the~ ground shaking. The worm is' brown, and you can hardly see its head. When it rains it washes the worm out of its hole and fills the hole up with water, . -
Church Services. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Church Services. Sunday Next. Church of England. — Stratford 11 and 7. Briagolong, 2.30. — Rev. W. T. Prentice. Presbyterian Church — Stratford 11, Valencia creek 3, Briagolong 7. — Rev. F. G. H. Brady. Catholic Church, — Stratford, 11 a.m. Methodist Church. — Stratford 1 1, Mr Burr ; 7, Rev. Lawton. Maffra 3, Rev. J. Lawton ; 7 p.m., Mr Can non. Boisdale, 7 p.m., Mr Stranger. Perry Bridge, 3, Mr Burr, Briago long, 11, Mr Richards. The Supreme Court, the people, have decided that Dr.Sheldon's New Discovery wins against. Coughs and 'Colds. Price, Is. 6d. and 3s. Obtainable from M. M* Ilroy Stratford and iBriagolong.
ANDROCLES AND THE LION. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
' Androclks and tile Libs-. By Ida Farrell, Grade IV. . ?Once upon a time there was a man whose name was Antlrocles. He ran away from his master into a forest and there he met a lion. The lion had a thorn in his foot/ Then Androcles took the ~tho'rn out of the lion's foot. One -day ' a party of soldiers came to ?look for' him took him to his master. The lion . that had been locked up was Androcles friend and would not fight with him. The governor gave him the lion when he told his story to them. The lion' sat down at his feet when it was time to fight.
Federal Elections. Mr. James Bennett at Stratford. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Federal Elections. ? » ? Mr. James Bennett at Stratford. Mr Jas Bannett,- who is a candidate lor selection by the People's Party to contest the approaching Federal elec tion in the interests of the Liberal Prrty. against the Bitting member, Mr G. H, Wise, addressed the mem bers of the local branch of the Party in the Mechanics' hall on Wednesday evening. The audience, although numerically small, was very apprecia tive, and the address was one well worth hearing, and left a deep im pression on those who were present. The chair was occupied by Cr. W. H. Carter, who explained the objeet , of the meeting, and introduced the I speaker. . i Mr Bennett explained the reason why it was necessary that their should be a pre-election ballot by the People's Party tocecide whom should contest the seat in the interests of the party. If they had preferential vot ing in the Federal elections it would not be absolutely necessary to have only are candidate in their interests, but as they had not that ...
THE WELSH PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Tim Wllsii Pk5ple. By A. Thomson, Grade VI: I he \V elsu v people are very hardy i and strong. They are msed to the hill'g ] and mountains. In war they are ver\ hard to conquer bectvusie they are brave -J and stubborn fighters. ; ; Edward I who was, king of England wanted to rule over England, Ireland, Scotland and 'Wales. ' v The king said, that the^Velshmen could have their Prince but 'he would be over him. r 1 ^ This they did not like so they fought against the king and were beaten after a hard tussle. The Prince of, Wales wasLewellen who was a good man and also a good fighter.