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NO WAITERS! NO TIPS! Hotel Worked by Electrical Magic. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
NO WAITERS! NO TIPS! Hotel Worked by Electrical Magic. In the days of the Arabian Nights (says the 'Sketen')- the possessor of the ring or lamp had only to rub to evoke the appearance of the Genie, who would get whatever was required in the twinkling of an eye. Some thing not unlike this magic will take place at the new hotel 'Electra-Feria,' which is to be built in Paris by M. George Knap, a well-known electri ciefn, whose whole house, appropriate ly called 'La Villa Feria Electrique,' is a laboratory of electrical service apparatus. In this hotel servants will be conspicuous by their absence, and the guest will be served with im measurably greater rapidity than by human hands. On awakening he will press a button near the bed, when, from that part of the hotel devoted to the service, he . will hear a voice asking for orders, for part of the ceiling . acts as a telephone. Speak ing. in that direction, without using a telephone, the visitor will say; 'I want my windows opened or clos...
Stratford Rifle Club. Annual Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
Stratford Rifle Club. ? ? ? ' Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Stratford Rifle Ciub was held last week, when there were 20 members present, the chair was occupied by Mr C, Stewart (vice-captain). The report of the committee for ! the past year showed that the mem bership had increased by 15. The shooting for the past year also showed a marked improvement, the winning scores averaging much higher than previous years. The number of entries for various shoots was much better, averaging over 30 per match, against 10 the previous year. During the year the club held its first prize meeting, which was well supported, 264 ? entries being recieved. The financial result was a loss of £9/5/6, but this was expected, and would no doubt more than wiped out next year, shoald tbe club decide to continue these meetings. The balance sheet showed receipts, £112/14/7 and expenses £111/7/4, leaving a credit balance to carry forward of £1/7/3. This was much smaller than last year, but a lot of w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
When White's racehorse Firefly died, a Moari, after some difficulty, secured the body for 10s., and re moved it to a paddock owned by the tribe. Strolling down to the pa he announced, casually, ' I buy te big black racehorse Firefly. I don't want him. I raffle him te pound te mem ber.' The list soon closed with a paid-up membership of thirty. The winner, wishing to inspect his pro perty, inquired as to its whereabouts. ' He down in te paddock,' said Henare. Hori came back greatly perturbed. 'He lie down dead,' said he. 'No fear,' said Henare, he only tired. He gallop round te paddock quick, my word. You go and lcok.' Hori came back again. 'No, be lie down dead all right.' ' Dead, eb ? By gerry !' Henare appeared greatly shocked, and after thinking deeply for awhile, he said, ' 1 tell you what I do — I give you back te pound.' Hori was satisfied to be let off a bad bargain without being out of pocket. The others were satisfied. They bad lost their money in a fairly conducted raffle. ...
HOW FAMOUS NOVELS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN. Some Secrets of Authorship Revealed. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
HOW FAMOUS NOVELS HAV.~ j BEEN WRITTEN. I Some Secrets of Authorship Reveaied. j Mr. Arnold Bennett, in his prefaces ! ' to a new edition of his well-known book, 'The Old Wives' Tale,' gives : an interesting account of how he hit upon the plot and wrote the story, i In 1903 Mr. Bennett was in the hab it of frequenting a certain Parisian restaurant. One night a queer old woman, a mass of oddities and eccen : tricities, came into the place and set everybody laughing at her. Mr. Ben nett reflected that the poor, grotesque nTfl r»T-nn KoATl vrxHYla* 1 tlH I viu vicakuic uau uiiVrfC ucvii j wun^ nuu, likely enough, charming. 'At this in stant,' he says, 'I was visited by the idea of writing a book, which ultimate ly became 'The Old Wives' Tale.'' Mr. Hall Caine first evolves an idea which he thinks will prove the ground work of a story. Having turned the theme over in his mind, he then thinks out some central character in whose person ' it could be illustrated. Then he fits in subordinat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
For Bronchial Coughs take 'Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED, How much better you feel if your stomach is in good condition. Dr. Sheldon's Digestive Tabules will improve your digestion at once. Price la. 6d, and 2s. 6d. Obtainable from M. Mcllroy Strat ford and Briagolong. DR. SHELDON'S DIGESTIVE TABULES are a positive cure for Indi gestion, Flatulence, Heartburn. Acidity of Stomach, and all stomach Troubles. Price Is. 6d. and 2s. 6d, per tin. Od tainabie from M. Mcllroy, Stratford and Briagolong. Federal Cafe, Stratford. (close to railway station). Meals at all Hours. Afternoon Tea. |t Cleanliness, Civility and Comfort Hot Pies and Fresh Pastry Every Saturday. Board and~ Residence. Mes E. Kirkham, Preprietress. WARD BROS. SEWING MACHINES MPf- || When yon ore not sewing the 'DropheacT Machine makes' a splendid tabic, and the machine itseif it shut »»a; out o1 the reach of the dusl ard the children. WARD BROS. \Drophe d' costs Pounds less than others freight ...
A Natural Magnet. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
A Natural Magnet. A scientific professor, was orice' lec- turing in a provincial town on natural philosophy, and in the course of his experments he introduced a most ?powerful -'magnet,' with which lie at tracted a block of iron from a dis tance of two feet. - 'Can any of you conceive a greater attractive nower?' demanded Hie Ipp turer with an air of triumph. 'I can,' answered a voice from the audience. 'Not a natural, terrestrial object?' 'Yes, indeed.' The lecturer, somewhat puzzled, challenged the man who had spoken to name the article. Then up rose an old countryman, said he: 'I will give you facts, Pro fessor, and you can judge for your self. When I was a young man there was a little piece o' natural magnet done up in a neat cotton dress as was called Betsy Maria. She could draw me fourteen miles on Sunday over ploughed land; no matter what the wind or weather, there wasn't no re sisting her. That magnet o' yourn; is I-retty good, but it won't draw so far as Betsy Maria.'
THE BURGLAR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
THE BURGLAR. By Percy Shaw. There's a burglar I know And his footsteps are light As a bird's on the snow, And his smile is as bright As the sun's when it peers From a cloud in the Spring. And his piping voice cheers Like a thrush on the wing. / In the dawn's early blush uesueuus uu iuy luuin, While I wait in the hush ~ ? Forewarned of my doom, ^ . I pretend I am deep Where the sleep shadow lies Till I feel his hands creep Over each of my eyes. There is mirth in his tone As he calls me by name; As he asks if he's known And the reason he came. There's a shake of his head -When' I tell him I guess That lie slipped from his bed To remind me to dress. Is a burglar so meek? No, a burglar must steal, . So he seizes my cheek With a jubilant squeal. With the subtlest of art He bows and he trips, And he bears off my heart With one touch of his lips.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 16 August 1912
DEATH Guy. — On 15th July, at Talbotville, &nbsp; &nbsp; Walter, dearly beloved son of Eliza- beth Guy, The trial was hard, the shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear ; But God above, Who knoweth best, Ceased his troubles and gave him rest. BEREAVEMENT NOTICE, Mrs. Elizabeth Guy desires to express her heartfelt thanks to her many kind friends in Dargo and elsewhere for kind expressions of sympathy, letters, and floral tributes on the occasion of her recent sad bereavement. THE Published Weekly. ' For the cause that lacks assistance, ' For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that we can do.' FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1912.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
Federal Cafe, Stratford. (close to railway station). Meals at all Hoars. Afternoon Tea. Cleanliness, Civility and Comfort Hot Pies1 and Fresh Pastry Every Saturday. Board and Residence. . 'j ]Mrs E. Kirkham, ? ? ! Proprietress. \ I-.'-: ?? -v.- - . BEST VALUE InJBoots, Shoes and General Drapery, Can be obtained at LEWIS' CORNER SHOP. GIVE HIM ONE TRIAL Balance of Men's Chesterfields at Reduced Prices W. H CARTER, CORNER OF Tyers & Blackburn Streets, Stratford. PAINTER, PAPERHANGER, SIGN WKITER, GLAZIER, GRAINER, ETC., ETC. ESTIMATES Given for alll Classes of Work, including the WUNDERLICH METAL CEILINGS. Bargains in Wallpapers. Purchasers of Wallpaper can, without extra charge, have same trimmed on the premises by a Special Paper-Trimming Machine. Glass Cut to Any Size. Mixed Paints, Colors and Varnish in Stock Picture Framing. This Department is Replete with a Splendid Stock of Mouldings, Mountings, Etc. Pictures Mounted and Framed. Fancy Goods and Toy Bazaar. ^ Fancy Goods...
AUSTRALIAN SCENES. THE GOLDEN FLEECE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
AUSTRALIAN SCENES. ? ? ? M 1 ? THE GOLDEN FLEECE. Specially Contributed. The timbered ranges of Ballarat are skirted all along their southern slopes by the great rolling plain, stretching away as far as the eye can reach to south-east and south-west, and dotted here and there by solitary volcanic peaks, which, rising abruptly from the homogeneous flatness of the surround ing country, seem to keep a lonely guard. At some remote period in the geological history of the district these conical hills were smoking mountains, belching forth flame and stone, and between them giving vent to a flow of lava which covered the land for over a hundred miles, and left it flat or gently undulating. In places the over flow of rock has been more recent than in others. Along the old road from Geelong to Ararat, which passes through Leigh Road, Shelford, Koke wood, Pitfield, and Skipton, you pass at times through stony rises, where the igneous rocks have not yet decom posed. At other places the age of t...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
News and Notes. In response to an invitation, the members of the G.U.O.O.F, promised the school committee a working bee last Thursday week. Obedient to the promise three members o£ the lodge turned out. These members, Messrs Jas. Mitchell, E, D. Lewis, and E. J. Swan, set to and by their zeal and close application to the work in hand, succeeded in placing a creditable afternoon's work to the credit of the lodge, the total of which just equalled that of the general bee a few weeks -previonely. In addition to working I'ard, Mr J. T. Mitchell placed at the committee's disposal two liorses and drays, and these were, by the corres pondent of the school committee, and Fred Hopkins, kept fully employed in carting tan to fill up the newly erected sbed and make a decent floor, Mr J. J. Kennelly, proprietor of the local tannery, having donated the tan Mr T, H. Hopkins, a member of the school committee, was also present during the whole afternoon, and greatly aided the members of the lodge in ...
Church Services. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
Church Services. Suxday Next. Church of England. — Stratford II (h.c.) Briagolong, 7. — Rev. W. T. Prentice. Stratford, 7, — Student. Presbyterian Church — Stratford 11 and 7, Perry Bridge 3. — Rev. F. G. H. Brady. Valencia Creek 11, Bri agolong 3. — Rev. J. Roberts. Catholic Church, — Stratford, It a.m. ^ Methodist Church. — Stratford It. (Sacrament), Rev, J. Lawton; 7 p.m., Mr Little. ; Maffra, 3 (Church open ing), Rev. W. Secomb ; 7 p.m., Rev, Lawton. Boisdale, 2.15, Rev. Law ton ; 7, Rev. VV. Secomb. ClydebanJk. 3 p.m., Mr Stranger.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS. ' fat simrr. 18,500 yarded. A large proportion of the best consignments came from the Western district, consisting chiefly of crossbred*?, with several pens of choice quality merinos carry ing superior skins. Useful grade® were also fnllv represented, including a draft of Riverina bred merinos There was a good attendaice of both town and country buyers, and, although slight fluctuations wer® noticeable, yet for all grades suited t® trade requirements ruled from shade firmer to improved rates Middling and inferior descriptions! met with steady competition, bat fer low-conditioned sarts prices ruled & shade easier. Quotations : — Prim© crossbred whethers from 26/ to 30/ extra do. do,, from 31/ to 35/, a few to 42/, good do. do., from 22/ to 25/ second from 17 J6 to 20/, inferior from 15/ prime crossbred ewes from 23/ to 27/, extra do. do., from 28/ to 29/6 with a few extraordinary weights from 37/ to 40/, good from 18/ to 21/, seconds from 14/6 t...
FLINDERS IN THE INVESTIGATOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
Flinders in the Investigator. , By Julia Fleming, Grade III, The name of Flinders' boat was the Investigator. Flinders drew a lot of Australia. At Encounter Bay he met a Frenchman, and he expected a fight, but they never fought. They showed one another their maps. After some time they went back to Sydney. Three ships went to Eng land. Two were wrecked and thev got on some islands. Men went back to get more boats, and Flinders went to Mauritius to get his boat mended, and the Governor kept him there for six years, because he was an English man. It is about a hundred years since he died. '? ' ? v. - - .0 -
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
THE TURF. The Steeplechase meeting of the Maffra Amateur Turf Club was held yesterday. Results : — Hurdle Race, Clontaft...' .... ... 1 Wessex ... ... ? 2 R. G ? 3 La Annie also started, bat ran off. Betting — 6 to 4 on Clontaft Trial Stakes Mercer ;.v_ ... ... .1 / _ Hillsville ... .... 2 Footchase ... ... 3 Strabane. Bid, Noontime, Sadie C, Rivulus and Jack Morne also started. Betting — Evens Mercer POWEKSCOORT HANDICAP Coral Fisher ... ... 1 Sleepy Jack ... ... 2 Belfast ... ... ... 3 Vega. Civilian and Expiation also started. Betting — 2 to I Coral Fisher Steevle. Cooma ... — ... 1 Obelisk and Fosterton also started. At the first jump Fosterton lost his rider, and at the second obstacle Obalisk fell and broke his neck. The second time round Cooma also fell, but the jockey re-mounted and com pleted the distance. Betting — 6 to 4 Cooma, Pony Race Little Wallace ... ... 1 Cyndi ... ... . . 2 Cygnet ... ... ... 3 Myrtle Bell and Alberta also ran. Betting — Evens Little Wallace Flutt...
THE RABBITS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
The Babbits. By Alice Hardy, Grade V. The rabbits are very numerous about Redbank. If you go out for a walk in the scrnb you will find hundreds of burrows. Rabbits make nice pies and are also good for fowls. They also eat down the lovely green grass and crops which is not very nice for the owners. It ig a pity they do so much harm, as they are pretty little things with soft woolly skins. They are nice things to tame, and, itw is . i)ij^ jjibfeling the 'grass. r ?? \ Tue Rabbits. By L, Martin, Grade VI. The rabbits are very deBtrnctive animals. They burrow into the ground and there they live for a long time. At the Knob there are burrows all over the place which are very dangerous. When you are riding over the paddock a horse may put its foot down one of them and break its leg. If yon were to look you would 6ee the rabbits scampering over to the burrows and sit up and ' look and listen. The people are trying to get rid of them, as they are ruining the land. They burn blackberry bushe...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
RIFLE SHOOTING. The Shepparton Union sent a strong team to try conclusions with the Sale Union, and included Mr G. Bryant, one of the best shots in Vic toria. The match was fired yester day at Sale, under unfavorable weather conditions, and resulted in a win for Shepparton by 1 5 points. The match consisted of seven shots at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Only one possible was obtained, Captain W. H, Carter of the Stratford Club, getting all bull-eyes at 500 yards. He was also top scorer for the Sale Union with 96 points, and at a ban quet held in the evening he was presented with a silver ink-stand by : the Shepparton team.
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 23 August 1912
FOOTBALL. On Thursday next Stratford journey to Heyfield to try conclusions with that team. The match is a most important one for the Stratford club, inasmuch as it decides whether the local lads shall be premiers, or whether they shall play off with Newry for that honor. In the event of Heyfield winning the game on Thursday the Stratford and Newry teams play the final match on a neutral ground, but if Stratford beat Heyfield the former club are premiers. It is expected that Stratford will have a big following of supporters at Heyfield and extra railway accomo dation has been arranged for.