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His Trouble. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
His Trouble. She was a remarkably pretty girl; he a very busy man. "You write the sweetest love-let ters, dear," she said. "I do love to think that in the middle of your bus iness you remember me." "Naturally, I don't forget you," he replied. "My secretary, a most cap able young man, has orders to write you a letteT for me to sign every morning." "And the flowers and chocolates you send me twice a week are just my favorites." "That's so? I told my secretary to send them every Tuesday and Fri day. Glad you like them. My sec retary, as I said before, is a very capable young fellow." Three months later the busy man was found gnashing his teeth in his office. "Dash it!" he was saying. "I don't mind the fellow eloping with my girl, but it will take me months to break in another secretary!" Messrs. W. Reynolds and Son Pty. Ltd. report prices for week ending May 9, 1917:-Beef-Prime bodies, 43/- to 44/- per lOOlbs.; medium, 40/ to 42/-. Prime fores, 34/- to 35/-; medium, 31/- to 33/-. Prime...
British Red Cross Day. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
British Red Gross Day. Ax a meeting held in Melbourne Town Hall, Sir David Heunessy presiding, it was unanimously resolved to make an appeal ou Thursday, May 24th, 1917 (Empire Day), to be called "British Red Cros?Day." Hitherto 110 fund has been raised in Australia on behalf of the British Red Cross, which has done so much for all who have suffered in this great war, and which at the preseut time is urgently in need of funds. The Bright branch of the Red Cross and the Patriotic Committee have entered,into the spirit of this urgent appeal, and have organised a tree-planting day in Msfel-inp Square oil Friday, 25lh inst., to be followed by a euchre party and dance at night, and hope, with the cooperation of the public, to make the appeal au unqualified success. The price for the euchre party has be; n fixed at 11; dance (double), 2/G extra lady, 1/. The vacant State portfolio, caused by the resignation of Mr McOutcheon some months ago, is to be allotted as si-on aa Captain Buird, the...
Where He Was "At Home." [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Where He Was "At Home." A well-known lady is noted for her ' gracious manners. Her wit, though &lt; keen, has not the sharp flavor of per sonality which distinguishes the bright sayings of so many society wo men. The other day, however, when a young man whoso father had amass ed a large fortune in the manufacture of tallow candles was presented to her, and Immediately began1 to talk loudly of his experiences on a recent Continental trip, she became some ,what Impatient of his pretensions. "Were you in Paris?" she asked. "Oh, yes; Paris was my head quar ters." "In Italy?" "I spent a fortnight in Rome, and it occurred to me that there I had found alike the capital of religion and art" "In Greece?" "Surely!" replied the young man, adding, with a veiled allusion to re cent classical honors he had won. "There I lived indeed happily." "Oh!" exclaimed the lady (with a sly allusion to the tallow-chandler Ing), "I had forgotten; there, of ( course-you were at home!"
Original Poetry. LINES ON RECEIVING SOME LOVELY AND UNIQUE SPRAYS OF "SNOW BERRIES" (GAULTHERIA HISPIDA) FROM A FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Original Poetry. ?LINES ox RECEIVING SOME LOVELY* AND UNIQUE SPRAYS OF "SNOW BERRIES " (GAULTUEKIA UISPIDA) FROM A KIUKN'D. i . Fair blossoms, from the sriow-capp'd bills, Where Feathertop ascends, And Hvgeia's proud dominion .' . ' With cloud-land softly blends: There, braving elemental war (When stormy winds prevail), GuuithenVs beauteous blooms are seen, - Impervious to each gale. Sweet emblem of poetic dreams ! How love's remembrance clings Around your waxen crested sprays O dear, familiar things I Hut now your erstwhile pallid gleams bright, rosy tiuts unfold Say, hive the genial autumn winds Their amorous whisp'rings told? Those blushes seem responsive Sweet wildings of the Vale ! For they're like a fair cheek blushing, Or a red cheek turning pale. Thus the wooing winds on "Feathertop " (Which only winds may know) Air-tinctured charms have freely spread O'er your pile cheek3 of snow. The above line.3 were written by Mrs T. M'Cann, poetess and botanist, of .'Uockalpine House/' ...
Pupley's Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Pupley's Fowls. When Pupley invested in six worse for-wear hens, he made straightway for the local grocer, and inquired whether that gentleman would give him market price for the produce of his feathered stock. ] The grocer smiled at hi3 hopeful ness, and told him he would be only too pleased to buy at current rates. To. his surprise, Pupley called round with forty-two eggs as the result of his , hens' first week's exertions. An hour or two after the tradesman had retailed the first of the eggs, he called around on Pupley. "I'd like to see your henB," he said; "there's something I can't understand about them." Pupley piloted him down the gar den. "There they are," he remarked; "splendid strain. I've given them a good run, you see, but this wet' weather they get into a frightful pickle!" "Oh! that accounts for It," answer ed his visitor. "For ?what?" "Accounts for them laying pickled eggs,'' said the grocer. "I hardly know how to answer you," said she, when the widower pro posed. "I ...
Worth the Money. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Worth the Money. A Tommy, back from the front, flaunted a ring containing a diamond of unusual size. It was the pride of his heart and the envy of all behold ers. To every inquiry as to how it came into his possession he invariably hinted that it once belonged to an officer of the- Prussian Guard. A certain young lady, after bask ing in its radiance for a week, wanted to know its history. "And is it a real diamond?" she In quired. "Well, if it isn't," replied the sol dier, "I've been done out of half a crown." ? -
Died For His Country. LANCE-CORPORAL P. F. O'SHEA. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Died For HisjCountry. -LANCE-CORPORAL P. F. O'SHEA. It will be remembered that a few weeks ago an announcement was made that Lance-corporal O'Shea was reportod as missing. A further communication from the Defence Department was received at the end of last week to the effect that the missing soldier had been killed in acyon. Paddy was the fifth sou of Mrs Short (nee'O'Shea) of Upper Buck iaoA, and a general favorite with a wide circle of acquaintances. So popular was he that on the eve of his departure a number of friends entertained him and presented him with mementoes of eBtoem and regard. Naturally much sympathy has been expressed for the bereaved mother. As a mark of respect for the departed hero the flag at the Shire Hall was flown at hslf-mast on Saturday afternoon. Writing to the editor of this paper, Mrs Short, his mother, says '.-"It is just about a year ago since I asked you to insert a few iiues m reference to my son, to cheer him on his vway ere he left Australia. He work...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
The Phoenix insures CROPS and STACKS against damage by FIRE and Crops against damage by HAIL STONES. The Union Trustee Co. of Australia Limited HEAD OFFICE: 838 COLtlNS BT., MELBOURNE. Also In Sydney and Brisbane. For terms or any other information concerning the company, please call or write. SAML. COOKS, Manager. "Who gives this bride away?" ask ed the minister. "I do, willingly," replied her father innocently, with an approving smile at the bridegroom. POULTRY WANTED-HYLflNDS Hyls.nd's buy DucI'Unffs, Chicken*, Turkeys at per lb. ll\&lt;* weight. Hyland's.pay Top Prices ior Old Hen*, any breed. Hyland's save you commission end cartage, crate sent free. Hyland's will post you a monthly price list; obtain one before selling .lsewhere. DAVID HYLAND & SONS PTY. LTD. Exportrs, Sennltt'8 Freezlno Worka. Melbourne. THE REMEDY Egyptian Eys Salva Re!i>blc--Safe-Certain V!lW, U»'»' u: Blffbt. 0 r-y-nSrr! Jon or ditrrto .ace^iifui-j l>v EfYDti&lt;ui Eye 5ti« \t...
Re-modelled State School at Wandiligong. SUCCESSFUL RE-OPENING FUNCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
^.modelled State School at Wandiligong. CPCCESSFUK REOPENING S FUNCTION. The forma! rc-opeuiug cersuioiiy in con nection with above school tooV place on Friday morning hist, ill the presence of a lariie Kutltcring of p irents one) scholwrs. gurt visitors from r.utlj iftff places. The I ceremony was performed by the Hon.' A I A, Billsou. M LA , member for the j Ovens. lfr Fussell, chief inspector, ' represented the Kdiicnlioii Department. Iti ;iii(i!ti»!i to the >.b ive gentlemen, tl'ere j were also present-Messrs. IJ. K. Ale n, J A Cjraish, H. H. Bennett, head tea chers of the Brigdt, Porepiinkah and Harrietville schools. All members of the school committee-Mrs VV. H. Golds- ! worthy, Jlessis. K. VV. Hewi'suii, I,. \v. Suiith, F. B. Gribble, J. Stepliensand W H. Goldsivorthy were present. -Tlie children were marshalled near' the flag pole at 11 a.m.. by the head teacher (Sir T, W. Flower) and his staff, and punctually to time a start was.made. Mr Goldsivortby, who acted as chairm...
Explained. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Explained. A little girl was looking at some pictures of angels and, turning to her mother, asked: "Why are there 110 men in heaven?" replied the mother. "But there are men in heaven," re plied the mother. -Then why is it," aeked'the child, "that we never see any pictures o£ angels with whiskers or mousta ches?" "True, there are men in heaven," was the reply; "only they get in by a elose shave."
Red Cross Society. WANDILIGONG BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Red Cross Society. WANDIL1G0NG BRANCH. THE following goods have been despatched to Central Depot8-1 shirts, 51 pairs BOX, 11 mufflers, 5 pillow eases, 1 pair mittens, a large quantity of old linen and maga zines, and 271bs. of home-made jam. Included was a case of gifts obtained from the recent gift afternoon. Donations.-Mrs Pascoo, 5/; Miss Ro bertson, 5/; Mrs A. Fraser, 1 tin of apple pulp; Mrs Richards, 2 scarves; Mies Sneil, 1 pair socks; Meedames A Golds worthy and W. H. Gribble, old linen; Mesdames Snell and Hedge and Miss Mare, magazines and books.
Y.M.C.A. in the Picture. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Y.M.C.A. In the Picture. J An Australian military officer just returned from Egypt, writes of the ubiquitous Y.M.C.A. "Take the steam er westward from Alexandria," he says, "to Mursa Matruh along the ' Mediterranean coast towards the Tri poli frontier; here is a force cut off from all civilisation; it takes 60 tons of provisions per week to ration the troops; the little craft can only carry about 40 tons, so there are short sup plies. But the Y.M.C.A. is there, maintaining its reputation as the sol . diors' friend, and supplying their phy ? sical, social .and spirtual needs. In the desert east of the Suez Canal an interesting development Is taking place. Most people have heard of the Cape to Cairo route, but not everybody knows that this line will not end at Cairo, but is even now extended to the Canal, and at Kantara is being carried across and on, out into the desert, towards Palestine, ultimately to link up the great European and Eastern systems of railways; Bagdad, Constantinopl...
Soldier's Votes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Soldier's Votes. .THE first progress return of tho vote of tha soldiers overseas was made public yesterday by the chief electoral officer (Sir Oldhatn). In practically every division throughout the Commonwealth it shows a large majority in favor of the Ministerial candidates, in one electorate - Richmond (New South Wales!-the proportion being G3 to 1 in favor of the Win-tlie-War candidates, while in Parramatta Mr JoBeph Cook re ceived 43 votes to his opponent's none. Only in three electorates in the whole of Australia does the first return show a majority for the Labor nominee.
Church Services. Sunday, 20th May, 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Ghuroh Seruisas. Sunday, 201U May, 1917, M K T u o D i s T -Bright 7, Mr Rog'iero . Porepunkah 7, Mr Rayner. Freeburgli 3, HarnetviUe 7, Mr SI jail. CHURCH OF England.-Bright 11, Pore punkah 3.15, Waudili^oug 7 R-v G Brammall; Bright 7, Mr G. Tav/re' PRESHYTERIAN-Upper Bucklaud 'll Lower Buckland 3, Bright 7 Mr A' McKetizie Harrison. ' SALVATION- Akiiv, Bright.-Fire Bri Bade Hall, young people's m eting at 10 a.m. lUeetings il a.m., 3 p.^u. au 1 1.15 p.m. \\ eek-ui^ht uiietiu^s evey Wednesday. Captain Winter in ch irae. Fj\v2sht'ii r.n'S FI,io!;ini? Coiuh at night .)\ ooiU Gce.it 1 cpparmint Cure, la Gd. . . , wither conditions on.Thursday ui^at poiuted to further tain.
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
Mining Motas, FOLLOWING dredging returns have been reported for tha week en lei Friday last: OZff Junction ... ... 57 Maori Queau 32 Ovens Valley (fortnight) ... 23J+ Porepuukah ... 13^ The main tunnel at the Monarch, Har rietville, has now baen put out a distance of 575ft, Nice black slate, interlac=d with quirtz leaders, is showing in the face. At the 170ft. level a tram line has j been laid. Here the reef is 2ft. wide, and gives values equal to 40/. No. 2 rise is now up 10ft. in solid quartz. Mr Henry W. Malloch reports the flota tion and registration of The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock Gold Mines, No Liability, Harrietville, with a capital of jflO.OOO, in 40,000 shares of 5/ each, all of which have been applied for. The first directors are Messrs Anworth Brown (chairman), Hugh G. Hanna, Leonard Bannister anil R. J. l'outou. The auditor is Mr. F. L Smyth, and the legal manager Mr Mal loch. THE Harrietville Star dredging lease i? at present being prospected on behalt of I tha Juncti...
About Our Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
About Our Soldiers, IK a recent casualty ijct g Dufunco department - °nu-i.i ' Of Private C. K. ^ & w.io >s reported an L.-:,,.. j!/of Est.,. During the past of letters from soldiers have V5* dents in the district anJf btl» from those having roUiiv^ J ho president of t!,., Red p}H?fe' -it Wandiligong (Mrs H p n *?! ?iot an agreeable surprise L n-nek from a soldier. So-r« !>> .-he knitted a pHir ofsocb card boannir |ier n» arid also added tiie .- - !iW Biffalo mountains" by n-.?*" Hon. On opening tin l-n4 \ J" iho card, and on reading thi i:,!s's it was from Private \onnan Wi'1' aaon of Dr. J. p. Wife,T tuched to the Army Medial r explained from "somewhera nV tl)3t on a certain dav it WlK . V£ hand out tho socks, and whlht ^ comrade a pair the card Mi ^ alooped to pick it up, and tohi. it was from a reside b'fc** concluded by saying that th»*' member them."0 ^ Private Lindsay Rollason, cillor Rollason, of Porepunkjl . '! ho states that his health i, generally he is i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
FAT? WELL, DON'T BE. Formettes, the great Fat Cure, will save you from that ever-growing bur den of fat, and an improvement both in figure and health will be noticeable almost from the first day of their use. One of these marvellous little tablets, taken before each meal, will infallibly remove excess fat from waist, hips or ankle, without wrinkle or injury to health. "Formettes" quickly restores youthful looks as well as youthful form and, being a quite secret remedy, no one can so much as guess how this happy result has been brought about. ; "Formettes" are sold by all. chem ists In the Commonwealth at 5/3 per carton (fortnight's supply), and by most drapers. Agents-The Big Store, Prahran; Foy and Gibson, Col lingwood; or direct from S. H. Hen shall, chemist, 24G Clarendon-street, South Melbourne. THE HOUSE FOR RINGS. WRITE FOR OUR CATALOGUE. i RICE STARCH i g,ves better j $ I RESULTS in THE LAUNDRY ri^»TTHAN-ANY Silver Star Starch THE PURE RICE STARCH. Goes turther than any other...
FAMOUS FOR HER HAIR. PICTURE FILM ARTIST TELLS HOW TO RETAIN IT. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
FAMOUS FOR HER HAIR. PICTURE FILM ARTIST TELLS HOW TO RETAIN IT. Miss Rosa Norma, in a recent Inter- j view in Melbourne, made the follow-) ing statement:-"Any lady or gentle rran can restore their hair to its na tural color should it be fading, falling or becoming streaked with grey, and promote a vigorous growth with this simple recipe, which they can mix at home:-Take I'Aoz. of Rejuveni Compound, to which add loz. of Bay Rum, shaking well together, and then add enough water to make up to lOoz. | pint). You will be more than I surprised, at the gratifying results ob tained by its uie. It is not a dye, and there is consequently no fear of dis colored pillows from its rubbing off rluring sleep. It promotes a vigorous ' growth of airi destroys dandruff, and ; eradicates eruptions and scalp hu- I mors. It makes the hair beautifully j sot't and glossy, and has all the charm i of being inexpensive. Almost every j chemist has these simple ingredients ' in stock, or can easily get them fo...
As It Worked. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
As It Worked. Tomkins and his wife were in the pit; hut they were not happy, for in front of them sat a lady who wore on her head a praiseworthy amateur flower garden, which she declined to remove. B Mrs. Tomkins knows something o her sex. She made, audible com ments from lively to severe upon the general construction of that hat. "1 tried it on myself last week," she finished, scornfully; "but I would not take It-it seemed too cheap to be good!" "How do you know it's the same hat?" queried Tomkins, innocently. He was quite entering into the spirit of the thing. "Why, because the price ticket is still on it!" was the triumphant an swer. ! The supercilious smile which had I curled, about the lips of the wearer of Hie hat vanished, a hand shot up viciously, withdrew- the murderous pins, and, sad, to say, one of the trio . missed the whole of the first act ' searching for the ticket which was '? not there! I
BRITAIN'S NATIONAL THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 18 May 1917
BRITAIN'S NATIONAL THEATRE. There are few theatres with a more interesting history than the historic house; in. Drury Lane. In, the; first place, the theatre is.opon without any licence from the Lprd Chamberlain, as the Royal Letters Patent were first granted by Charles II. to Thomas Kil ligrew, groom of the chamber to the King. It is .difficult, to. conceive.that the most gigantic theatre in the King dom should at one time have been sold for the consideration of half a sovereign; yet such indeed has beon the case. For over 200 years, up to the close of the nineteenth century, Drury Lane was guarded by soldiers during every performance. The custom originated during the reign of George II., whose life was once attempted wlion he was Prince of Wales by a fanatic. The guardroom, however, being in a very bad state, the general commanding the. home district withdrew the troops. I Since its opening in 1663 the thea tre has.seen many innovations, among them being the introduction of foot l...