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PIGEONS AND THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 23 September 1914
PIGEONS AND THE WAR. 'flie British Government has the ser vice of tnousands of pigeons &lt;vvail acxe tor service, ana was it foresight or the worKing of fate that caused tne jWast Coast Federation of British x-igeon Flying Ulubs to change their I training and racing route from France to Arion, on the Uerman border near Liiege, tne scene of the present severe lighting? The news that the Germans nave been tilling the air by wireless in order to smother messages sent uiu by their enemies proves that the pigeons will still be of great value as messengers. The French army has portable pigeon lofts on military wag gons. The pigeons are trained to re turn to these lofts and do remarkable work, even returning to their own loit after it has been shifted a dis tance ot twenty miles. The mounted corps ail carry pigeons with them, xney are carried by scouts in baskets strapped to the back, each man carry ing two birds. A scout can lie con cealed close to the enemy, sketch tlieir positi...
AVIATION AND WAR. DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW ARM. THE POSITION IN EUROPE. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 23 September 1914
AVIATION AND WAR. development of the new arm. the position in europe. The -war now being waged will test, many theories regarding the part which aviation will play in modern warfare. In Tripoli the Italian army used this new arm of military forces to reconnoitre and also to attack the Arab encampments by means of bombs. In the Balkan war the avia tors played an important part, but this war must prove the adaptability of air craft, of both types, lighter-than air and heavier-than-air. It is report ed that five Zeppelin airships have been destroyed. It is generally admitted that the French aviators are the most skilled and the most daring in the world, and in the number of aeroplanes as in the number of firms which make the machines, she has a great advantage over any other nation. Both Ger many and Great Britain have made very rapid progress, and Great Bri tain's aeroplanes form a very formid able branch both for attack and de fence. The French Air Fleet. According to Lieutenant-Colo...
A. McLEAN & CO. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
a. Mclean & co. A farm, which is considered to Ijc one of the "gems" in the Moc Swamp area, will be offered liy Messrs A. McLean and Co., at Trafalgar, on 17th October. The land, which is at present owned by Mrs Faulkner, is suitable either for ' dairying or maize, potato or onion-growing. Exceptionally easy terms are offered. See advt. ! Special attention is drawn to the par ticulars of a clearing sale to be held by Messrs A. McLean and Co. at Gorman dale, near Traralgon, on Thursday, October 1st, on account of Mr John English. There are many inducements for buyers to attend this sale, as the cattle are described as first-class. Buyers who go by train will be motored to the sale free of cost if they notify the auctioneers of their inten tion to attend the sale ; and if they buy a truck-load of cattle they will be delivered free by rail to their nearest railway station. The terms are; ex ceptionally easy—viz., over £25, three months free of interest; and over £50, four month...
MATHIESON AND DAVIS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
MATHIESON and J>AVIS. On Friday next, Messrs Mathieson and Davis will conduct a clearing sale on ac count of Mr Walter Gaunt (Moe), who is going right out of dairying. The whole of liis fine dairy herd, pigs, horses and im plements will be sold. The auctioneers, who have inspected the herd, recommend any one in need of good dairy cows to attend this sale. Particulars appear in this issue. The same firm announce several sales to be held shortly.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
d J. PRUDEN, Butcher, MOE. First-Class Quality of Beef and Mdtton at Reasonable Rates Sausages and Small Goods Fresh Daily. Chilled Beep Always on Hand. A TRIAL SOLICITED 0 TRAFALGAR A?k Uno'Finance: Insurance •Acent^ AND 4 AGENT for— Masaey-Harris Co. Lister Separator. Langwill Bros, and Davies. Welch, Perrin & Co. " Law, Somner & Co. (Seed Mer chants). Artificial Manures. LAND SELLING A SPECIALITY. Money to Lend on Every Class of Security from 4 per cent. Agent for Matbieson and Davis at Moe. h 9 Si TM& MEE1¥. J. G. T75LBOT, Pastrycook, Coijfectioaer & Caterer. Ball Suppers and Wedding Breakfasts a Speciality. All Work done under the Proprietor's Personal Supervision. L Choicest Brands of Superfine Eoller Flour. Lily White brand Self-Raising Flour. J I Treloar & Co. Are Showing SOME LOYBLY DESIGNS IK NEW COLLARS and FRXLLIN GS. THOS. TRELOAR & CO., MOE STORES, OE0 I W. H. BURRAGE, § Land, Stock, Financial and Commission II \3B Agent,...
UNDER THE HAMMER. LAND. DAIRY HERDS, HORSES, PIGS, IMPLEMENTS, FURNITURE, ETC. J. K JENNINGS AND McINNES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
UNDER THE HAMMER. land. DAIRY HERDS, HORSES, pigs, implements, furniture, Ero: J. K JENNINGS and McINNES. Od Saturday next, Messrs J. K. Jenning^ and Afclnnea will offer—immediately befor0 the cattle sale at Trafalgar—tbe whole of Mr W. T. Bill's (Thojpdale) dairy herd, including; a number of youDg and esceptionally good' ■ milkers. This affords an excellent opportunity' to farmers desirous of adding to their dairy I herds. A. desiraMe farm property (situated at Narracan, and recently occupied by Mr H. HogbenJ will be offered by the Bame firm at thsir Trafalgar yards on Saturday, 17th inst. Tbe farm consists of 99 acres, and the land is suitable for either cultivation or dairying. On Tuesday, liOth October, one of the best farms in the Willow Grove district (compris ing 550 acres of well-improved land, and owned by the lata Mr Andrew Leckey), to gether with the dairy herd, young cattle, pigs, horses, implements and furniture will be offered. The gale is being hekl under instruc tion...
Actually! [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
Actually! There is a story told of an early Royal visit to ' Doncaster. before King George came to the Throne. An old Yorkshire woman had, gone on the course for-the^ W-le .pur.ppsfi of se ing Royalty," and J,sne' called; out excitedly: "Which is" th'e ..Kin*? Which is the King?"' ' :'f > "There lie is',1" said Someone near. "That's him with the'-handkcrchief in his "hand." . , "Ah!" gasped the old lady, a touch of reverent awe in her tout. i? Just then His Majesty., who. had a}\ cold in t'he head, performed a com monplace operation. "Goodness me!" the old lady ex claimed aghast. . "ITe—lie/blows li's own nose!" . • . ....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
.Auction Notices. J. K. Jennings & Mclnnes. Clearing Sale at Trafalgar Sale Yards. Saturday, October 3. J K. JENNINGS & MclNNES will sell, immediately before Cattle Sale, on account of Mr. WALTER T. HILL, of Thorpdale, his DAIRY HERD, consisting of— 13 Milkers, young and good 2 Springing Heifers 5 Yearling Jersey Heifers J. K. Jennings & Mclnnes, Melbourne and Trafalgar. .JlMtRJ&Ml FJVRM FOR SALE BY Al-OTIOS. Saturday, Oct. 17, AT TRAFALCAR SALE RING. ijgT Immediately before Cattle Sale. T K. JENNINGS & McINNES * have received instructions to offer for Sale, as above— All tbat PIECE OP LAND, being Crown Allot. 97c, Parish of Moe, County of Buln Bnin, con taining 99 Acres 3 Roods 29 Perches, with DWELLING thereon, and lately occupied by Mr H. H. Hogben. The pro perty is well watered, and situate miles from Narracan and five miles from Trafalgar, and is all rich soil—suitable for cultivation or grass. TERMS :—One-fifth Cash, balance Three Years ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
YOU SHOULD BE DETERMINED in rejecting the worthless and frequently in jurious counterfeits which are sometimes pushed for the sake of greater gain as "just as good" as the GENUINE SANDER AND SONS' PURE VOLATILE EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Be not deceived! SANDER'S EXTRACT is recognised by the highest medical authorities as possessing unique stimulating, healing and antiseptic powers. The preparation of SANDER'S EXTRACT from the pure selected leaves, and the refinement by special processes give it curative virtues peculiarly its own. There fore, be not misled! Dpmand and insist upon the GENUINE SANDER EXTRACT, and you will derive the benefit that thousands have derived from it before. When ill you should not depress yourself more by the common, bulky and nauseating eucalyptus oils and so-called extracts. What you want s quality and reliability in small dose, and this you find only in— SANDER'S EXTRACT. Exhibitions by Australian cham pions of weight-living and wrestling, classical posing—by Mo...
THE FRENCH WAR HORSE [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
THE FRENCH WAR HORSE 'Horse-racing was a sport in France before England, and every English historian of horse-racing is careful to point out the benefits the islanders de rived from a much-prized gift of "run ning horses" the French King Hugh Capet presented to Athelstan, a grand son of Alfred the Great, away back'1' . about a thousand years ago. But, how- ■ \ ever backward the Englanders may have been, and however progressive the French, in the production of fleet horses in those far-off and mystic days of Saxon rule, England has outstrip ped the world for its horses between the times of Henry I. (A.D. 1100) and - the present day. It was not until af ter the downfall of Napoleon, until well into the twenties, that the French really recognised the great advantage of the thoroughbred, or attempted any thing like an organised effort to sys tematically improve the breed, with a view of improving their war horses. But in 1833—at the beck of the reign- . • ing monarch, Louis Philippe—cam...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
THANKS. ME. and MRS. VARCOE and FAMILY desire to thank their Friends for the kindness and sympathy shown to them in their recent sad bereavement. " Woodstock," 30/9/14. Marriage. WALTON—RYAN.—On the 20th August, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Sale, by Rev. Father Callanan, Alfred, second son of Mr and Mrs A. K. Walton, of Ormond, Melbourne, to Eliza, third daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Ryan, Maffra (late of Coalville).
Federal Elections. GIPPSLAND. Mr Terrell, the returning officer, declared the poll on Friday afternoon, as follows: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
Federal Klections. GIPPSLAND. Mr Terrell, the returning officer, de clared the poll on Friday afternoon, as follows :— Wise Bennett 15,484: 14,874 Majority for Wise 610 Mr Wise said that, in rejecting the supporters of the Fusion Ministry, the people of Gippsland had done the same as the mass of the people of Australia, who at this critical time in the history of the Commonwealth would not have a Fusion Government, and preferred to place the Labour party in power. It was said at the time of the previous elections that the rolls were in a bad condition, and that double-voting had taken place. The Fusion party in power had purified the rolls, and was beaten. Mr Bennett said that when he entered the field in 1913 he was successful on a poll of 75 per cent, of the electors, then the highest ever polled in Gippsland. This time the vote was 84 per cent., and he had been defeated. He gave his op ponents the warmest praise for their organisation work. The result of the poll spoke volumes fo...
The Advocate. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY MORNINGS. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,1914. Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
. Published Wednesday Mornings. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,1914. Local and General News. Mr G. G. Auctiterlonie (Narracan) secured first and cbampion prizes for his thorougbred stallioD, " Active," at the Royal Show last week. Mr A- W. Crowe (local representa tive for Messrs Adamson, Strettle and Co.) will forward a truck of pigs to Melbourne on Tuesday, 13th Octo ber (as advertised). The Irish Home Rule Bill has re ceived the Royal assent, but the measure will not come into operation for twelve months, or until the termi nation of the war. Mr W. A. Lacey, a buyer for the Gippsland Co operative Bacon Curing Company, will forward a truck of pigs to Dandenong on Friday, 9th October. Monac's Living Models coming shortly—Lady and Gentlemen per formers. Physical culture and living statuary.0 Mr Fred. H. Macartney, dentist, notifies that he will visit Moe on the first and third Friday in each month. Yarragon will be visited every second and fourth Tuesday. Twenty-eighfc members of the Moe Ri...
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Messrs McPhail Bros. & Co. report under date of 24th September: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
MELBOURNE PIG MARKET. Messrs McPhail Bros. & Co. report under date of 24th September:— Stores.—A moderate supply, and prices were again slack, suckers making 10s to 12s; slips, 13a to 16s ; small stores, 18s to 22s. Pork.—A fair yarding, the bulk being rough and half-fat sorts. Demand for prime was firm, medium and rough half-fat sorts dull of sale. Small and light, 25s to 30s ; prime light, 32s to 35s; medium and good, 38s to 42s; prime heavy, 45s to 48s, a few very choice making somewhat more. Bacon.—Only a medium supply, in cluding a number of pigs showing want of condition, for which a very limited inquiry existed, and prices eased con siderably, while the demand for best sorts was also slacker, but not to the extent of inferior stuff. Small and light made 50s to 55s ; prime heavy, 65s to 70s; choice farmers' lots, 75s to 80s, with a few extra choice to 88s, this price being top of the market, and was obtained by us on behalf of Mr Donald M'Donald, Werna, Oamperdown, for...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
CHURCH SERVICES. ■-+ SUNDAY NEXT. Presbyterian Church services :— Sunday next—Moe 11, Yarragon 3, Trafalgar 7.30, Rev. C. Robertson. Methodist Church.—Trafalgar 11, Trafalgar 7, Supply ; Trafalgar South 3, Mr Walker : Thorpdale 7, Mr Harris ; Narracan 3, Mr Akers ; Moe 7, Mr White. Church of England.—Moe 11, Tra falgar 7.30, Rev. G. W. BJanchard ; Hill End 11, Tangil South 2.30, Moe 7.30, Mr Fisher ; Trafalgar 11, Yarra gon 7.30, Student.
LOYAL NARRACAN LODGE. TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
LOYAL NARRACAN LODGE. TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY. A grand, ball—to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Loyal Narracan Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.F. (Moe)—was held in the Moe Mechanics' Hall on Friday evening, 18th inst. There was a large attendance, including several visiting brethren. Among those present were— Bros. F. Condron, Dis. G.M., F. Halden, Dis. D.G.M., W. Broatch, Dis. Sec., and J. 0. P. Campbell, P.D.G.M (of the Port Phillip District), Donnison, Dis. G.M. (Sale District), W. Hall, R. Kent, McDonald and another member of the Warragul Lodge, and represen tatives of the Trafalgar Branch, A.N.A., and Moe Branch, I.O.R. The hall was very tastefully decorated for the occasion, red, white and blue art muslin playing a prominent part, while at the rear of the stage the words " God Save the King" (worked in white on a red background) were also to be seen. The decorations produced quite a pleasing effect and, with the regalia of members of the Order, together with numerous handsome costumes worn...
Telephone Conversations AMENDED LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 30 September 1914
Telephone' -Conversations AMENDED LIST. The following are the rates for tele phone conversations—from Moe Post Office—with the undermentioned places, viz :— First Each ) three 3 mine. minutes, (extra). Aberfeldy ... Is 9d Bairnsdale ... 1/4- Is Bacchus Marsh ... 1/10 : 1/4 Ballan ... 1/1.0 .1/4 Ballarat ... 2/4 1/9 Barr's Rec'g. Office 8d 6d Bendigo ... 2/4 1/9 Berwick ... .Is 9d Boisdale ...£ ''-"la, 9d Boolarra ' ... 3d 3d Briagolong ... Is 9d Buln Buln ... . 4d 3d Bunyip ... 6d 5d Castlemaine ... 2/4 1/9 Camperdown ... 2/4 1/9 Coalville* .. 2d 2d Cooper's Creek 6d 5d Cowwarr ... 6d 5d Dandenong ... Is . 9d Darnum ... 2d 2d Darlimurla ... 4d 3d Drouin 4d 3d Fernbank ... Is 9d Flinders ... 2/4 1/9 Flynn's Creek ... 4d 3d \ Garfield ... 6d 5d Geelong ... 1/10 1/4 Glengarry ... 4d 3d Glenuiaggie ... Is 9d Happy-Go-Lucky 6d 5d Healesville ... 1/10 1/4 Heyfield . ... 8d 6d Iona ... ... 8d 6d Jindiviclc... ... Gd 5d Korumburra ... 1/10 1/4 Lilydale ... ... 1/10 1/4 Lindenow ... 1/4 Is L...