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CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] HIGH COST OP LIVING. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
. CORRESPONDENCE. ;[We do not necessarily identify our selves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] HIGH COST OP LIVING. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—I read the remarks of " Householder" in your columns .a few weeks ago, and being a householder like himself with plenty of hungry mouths to fill, I feel sorry for him at being un .able to make both ends meet. " Householder " abused all the business people of the town, but what are hia remedies. Why does he not suggest a co-opera tive store, baker's shop, but chery, ironmonger, timber yard, boot shop, saddler, and fruit shop, and also to supply the needs of your other correspondent, a pub. Perhaps he would then get what he suggests he does not now, fair play. His remarks makes me think he is not auch a hard working man aa me, but rather one with a soft, cozy billet and salary. I would suggest to '' Householder " to live within his means, and not to attend every dog fight held in the town, and indulge in other luxuries which many of...
RED CROSS GYMKHAN[?]. A GREAT SUCCESS. ABOUT £80 PROFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
RED CROSS GYMKHAN V. A GREAT SUCCESS. ABOU1' £80 PROFIT. The Gymkhana, held at " Yar rima" homestead on Boxing Day in aid of the Creasy Red Cross Society, was, as anticipated, an unqualified success, and attracted the whole of the local people, the surrounding districts being also well represented. The commit tee only had three weeks at their disposal to organise the affair, and they launched one of the most interesting afternoon's en tertainment ever held in Cressy. At the outset all entered into the proposal to hold a cai-nival most enthusiastically, and the work allotted each was faithfully per formed. The day was an ideal one lor holding an outdoor gath ering, and it is computed that over 500 people were present. A sports programme of some 20 items was got through during the afternoon. The procession, over a mile long, left the post office at 11 a.m., and it was wit nessed by an interested crowd of people. It was marshalled by Mr J. Macdonald, followed by a number of vehicles an...
Che Pioneer. CRESSY, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
CHESS*. WEDNESDAY, .IAN. 5. Reaidents of the district have been continually calling in at the office enquiring why the state ment of receipts and expenditure of the Creasy Red Cross Society, as asked for at a public meeting some weeks ago, has not been published. We understand that the secretary of tha society pro mised the Gymkhana committee that their request would be car ried out. So far, however, it has not been handed to us for publi cation, and in the interest of our readerB and the public generally we ask why it has not been atten ded to. Our only reason for drawing attention to this is that it is a matter of general interest, and the public who subscribe to these funds are entitled to know what is done with the money. Mr J. Spalding, who so sud denly met hi3 death by accident last week, was one of the mem bers of the Creasy Presbyterian Church Board of Management. At the funeral of the deceased gentleman on Sunday afternoon the members of the church board of management were ...
THE DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
THE DANCE Followed the concert and was attended Dy about 30 couplea, an enjoyable time being spent. The floor was specially prepared. Ex cellent music was supplied by Miss K. Poynton (piano) and Messrs O'Loughlin, sr. and jr., violins. Mr J. Mowat made a capital master ot ceremonies. A very tasty aDd enjoyable supper was served. The weather has been all that could be desired by farmers, both for carting and stacking hay and for the wheat crops. Oaten hay is now mostly in the stacks, and that left to be stripped is yield ing well. The cool summer has greatly benefited the wheat, and crops that looked pinched have filled out. In everv part of the district there is not a single poor crop. The general average for the Western Plains is fairly cer tain to go well above the Govern ment statist's estimate of 15.85 bushels. Stationmasters at country rail way stations have been reques ted to inform local newspaper proprietors of the fact that the code whistle of one short, one long, one short...
THE CONCERT [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
THE CONCERT Held in the mechanics' hall in the evening was largely attended and greatly enjoyed. Vocal and instrumental items by local and visiting artists made up a first class programme, and encores were frequently demanded. Solos were given by Miss Mary Mack, and Messrs J. Fraser, L. Jacka, and D. Carr. Recitals, Messrs Daffy and Lewis. Duets, Mr and Mrs S. Leigh, and Messrs Jacka and M'Queen. The chairman was Councillor R. C. Daffy, president of Shire of Colac. During the interval the trophies won at the Gymkhana were presented by the President, who made a few hu morous and appropriate remarks to each recipient. At the conclu sion Rev Lawson moved, and Mr Leigh seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman and performers, which was carried by acclama tion.
USE OF BALLOONS TO CARRY POISON GAS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
USE OF BALLOONS TO CARRY POISON GAS. A tiniiiiid tui;> ho&lt;l of ndminifitorin;; poison (jus to llui inmates of u fort rcss is attributed to tho Germans in r«"&lt;:«nt, despatches from l'etroRrad. Tlio system of (jetting |]io poison insido tho walls of thu foi l depends on small bal loons, something of tlio tyi>o with which children aniu.so themselves, only slightly larger. At Ossoii'clz, whero the nchmno was first, tried, it was so successful that, tho dtjfcuders were only able to hold tho fort for two days. Tho balloons nro filled lor tho greater purt with illum inating gas. This permi s them to float, currying tho heavier poisonous gun in ;i bottom compariniciit. AVhon 11 fuvornblu wind has carried tho balloons over tho fortress, sharpshooters pnnc turo them with rillo ballots, Tho bui'Kt int; of tlm thin covering completely destroys tho balloons. The illuminating ga,-I which flouts them rises, and tho poisonous gns, being heavier 'than nir, drops into tho ...
WORK OF THE NAVY. WHAT BOMBARDMENT MEANS [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
WORK OF THE NAVY. WHAT HOMUAKDMENT MEANS I In tlio courso of »» articlo in ",0 London Bystander, some idea is Bn 0,1 of the grunt wc.i-li. i-utJiilo.! i» ctti-i-yiiiB oUi, a hombardmolil. Jiy tlio fhe . "Vuii will havo rcml," says tho I lor, "i" your jnof-iiinti papers the I"1'1' ! iiiiiioiiiiicmoiiL that "Voswls ol tho British Kh'et vcs.enlay bombnvdod tho ikiluiun coast »s f»>" '*&lt; Os'end." This torso commmiictiiliou will probably striko you as anything the way than tli» -Iiuly information tlm- Artillery activity continues in ihu Vokbum, or l''iglitiii|; will. Krcniides .s reported Irom tlio Arj;oiino. "Yct in cold i eatit.V tit" lion minimi for it- llotilln *>f sHip.* wil 1 tlio accompanying host &lt;l(' &lt;" cross tho win i' and lean-, a card «»" 1 • Uc.Isr.uui coast. is »» &lt;-ni'>ri'iis., tlin.t &lt;•> littln .short of titanic; only alio:- wedts of careful planninic, tin-less 1,11,1 Hplittinii j)upar.imoiiul hoadaeheis i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
Real Xmas Bargains For Xmas Gifts. Something valuable for yourself or family at exceptional prices for December only. Secure one. Land and Dwelling, corner position,cost £110. Xmasprice£10C Wertheim Sewing Machine, used, but not much worn, £15.| Xmas price £9. B.S.A, Bicycle, Dunlop tyres, free wheel, slightly used, £15 10a. Xmas price £9. . Edison Phonographs and Records, Bhop used only. 1. Standard, with horn, list price £7. Xmas price £5. 2. Fireside, with horn, list price £5. Xmas price £4. 3. Cinch Zonophone, without horn, list price £3 17s 6d. XmasI price £3. I Couch, long, strong, well padded, wrong color sent. Original| price £3 10s. Xmas price £2. Ladies' leather Hand Bag, £1. Xmas price 12s 6d. Boys' Annual, Meat Safe, Plum Puddings, Toys, etc., at Reasonable Prices. N.B.—-Above Prices for December only. ^•PRESSING SArn _ * °o J. RICHENS, Successor to Vi. &, C. Wilson, HAIRDRESSER * TOBACCONIST, Hall St., Cressy, op. Mason's Store. BEGS to announce that he has in S...
CRESSY STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 5 January 1916
CRESSY STOCK 8ALE. J. 6. Johnstone and Co. report:— Wo hold our usual monihly sale at Cressy on Wednesday, December 22, when we yarded 201-7 Hlieop. There was a small attendant", liut we report a good demand - for all classes of sheep, lato rates being fully maintained. One or two lots woro passed at auction, lint we managed to dispose of (hem priva tely at satisfactory rates. Only 100 sheep woro unsold at the conclnsion of tho day's business. Wo sold and quote on account of Jos. Clarke, Oressy, 13 xbd wetIhts 30-i til, 1.2 do. lambs 2(h: T. Williams, Oressy, 32 xbd owes 31s, 50 do. shorn lambs 23s .lid, 18 do. 2ls 8 1 ; .T. \POa1 lum, 16 xbd welhers 25s 9 I ; T. 0. Roddis, Poorneet, 5 xbil sheen 29-) ; Stewart Bros, Wernnth, (!(! 8 tooth .merino ewes 2'!", 110 do. 22i Gd, -K! 1st cross ewe lambs 233,5 comeback lambs 21s ; P. T-Iirth, Wernnth, 12 small shorn lambs Km, 10 ai;ed ewes 15-1; W. Bryant, Rokewood, 21 fat mnrino ewes 24n 1M. 8 xbd lambs ' 2(!h 5d ; D. and 1). M'Inlyro, Fre...
THUNDER TIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
THUNDER TIPS. Lightning is accumulated electricity1 discharged from the clouds. Thunder i:i the. noiso made by the concussion of the air when it closes, or •' bangs to," after it has been parted by the light ning Hash. A certain part of the noise is due to chemical air changes produced by the ideetrie fluid. When thunder seems like one vast crash, it is because the lightning cloud is near the earth, and the sound vibrations reach the ear at the same moment, and so seem like one sound. An irregular, broken roar of " hea ven's artillery " means that the light ning cloud is distant, and the thunder noise vibrations, having further to tra vel, reach the ear at different times. .Sound takes a second to travel .'iSO yards. When thunder " growls," the storm is 'further distant still. What is called rolling thunder is due to the echoes of the peal reverberating among masses of clouds and terrestrial objects. Xot all know that the reason why summer lightning is so Often without thunder is th...
COMMONWEALTH PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
COMMONWEALTH PATENTS. . Animations for piuu of comploto | lrnters patent lodged in iho following nanjos bavo boon am.p:ed by t)io Coin misMoner. Messrs G. G. Turn and Co., patent attorneys, of Tho Rialto, Col lins Street, Melbourne, have prepared this report from the official records Kxtensivu Rotary Sprinkler.—J. Jackson, W.A., No. 14010.—Tho arms, leading to tho jets nro hot at an anglo to horizontals and supportad by wires frojn a centre post. Adjustment of Machine Hay Itake— James Martin and Co., Ltd., assignee of J. K McNeil), N.fUV., No. 11718. Stub axles urn dotachably secured by wedges to t/in tower ends of fevers pivoted (o frmue ends." Quadran. bars with holes ficcurc the levers in posi tion. Simple Frame of Agricultural Trac 'M"rn;in°. -N-.S.1V., N„. 1|&lt;) is. —Tho wheels are journalled on bossos at each side of the ernn); case of „n iuterniil combustion engine. Troughs for Materia- Trucked stock—N. L. C'aldwell and G. Rob ertson, S.A., No. 151M—Troughs are ' bu...
TALKING. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
TALKING. " Why is it. that the attendant; in telephone offices are all women?" Mrs. Brown made this inquiry of her hus band. "Well," answered Mr Brown, "tho managers of tho telephone oilices aro aware that no class of attendants work so faithfully us thoso who aro in love with their labour; anil thoy know that women would bo fond of tho work in telephone offices." " What is tho work in a telephone ollicef" Mrs.'Brown further inquired. ".Talking," answered Mr. Brown. And that conversation camo to au end, and a different kind of- conversation began. The poultry on tho farm Bhonld ;bo handled for profit like any othor pro duce. Tho old males, tho old hens and younger fowls of inferior quality should not bo kept far *boyond their day of usefulness. When, tho hutching period is over, all undesirable males should bo fattoncd and sold, and only one or two of tlio best yearlings retained, and tho following season made to depend en tirely on tho beat cockercls grown that year.
CHAPTER XXX. ON THE TRAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
CHAPTER XXX. ON THE TJIAIL. Coastablo Barnuj)), on his joiuid ol daily duty iu the dull streets ol' sleepy t)anyborough, with his sharp e.vcs in ' tout oil trumps, beggars ami missel lnuijous vagrants, had yet time, lu busy his slinrp brains on what, liis superior , officer, Superintendent Swann, in mo ments of confidential intercourse was wont to designate as "the anouyjnoun letter job." Nature hitil gifted tlio liumblo coustabh; with better brains than had fallen to the lot ol' his cum mondor. ■ Of course ho was no; so' well connected as was Sir Swann, who was linked by the ties of close con sanguinity with tho aldorjnjinic purple, and might soon justly boas.; of being . cousin to tho "Worshipful the .Mayor. Nor had liis antecedents been so res pectable. Mention has been made in a pre vious chaptcr of tho fact that Constable H.irmi;n had onco hi 'en a member oi tho light-fingered fraternity. Ho was, to uso his own expression, on tho right sido of tho licdgo now, and ho was aware t...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. STOCKING KNITTING. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. ' STOCK J NU KNITTING. Many thrifty .mothers .will bo:glaJ •to, know that their childron's atockiugs will last much, longer . and need ( loan darning if knitted in'", tho. folio wing, way:—-Cast.on your loops' and knit' about jialC a iingcr-lciigth. Take a reel; of tliread mine, colour an tbo wool, join; on to your wool,, and knit together for | about another lingcr-lougtb, thus streng thening tho Juice, arid giving a' double, effect. * Break off;.an&lt;l knit . required j leugth of stocking. Join again at heel ! and knit' on to tho too. Y.ou will find j this way of knitting very economical. Socks can bo treated in the same man ner. ■ ' ' BRINK FOB TICKLING. . . i ' Out a pan or any kind of utensil you 1 iutly prefer, and put a# much water as you think will cover the quantity of j meat you wish to pickle; then drop a potato into it, which will go to tho bot tom. Now add as much salt 'as will | make the potato rise to tho top'. It will thou be quite Halt enou...
THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON CHAPTER XXIX Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
THE JET-HUNTER'S FOSTER SON liy UiWijN 05LAUKK. CHAPfEft xxrs Continued. 1 hnvo given Don's letter. Here Violet's:— "My darling—my poor, dear, doares. Don,—My own, my very own, if I could toll how proud your Violet is of you. tint] of your love, and that you .should have cIiomjii Violet Mon bray—picked out poor lifc.lti m&lt;j—-/row all die world, I think it might be some comfort to you at tho present time. Jivliove mo, Don-ilcar, that ivlion 1 saw you bcar •v ing with such noble patience every angry i word nf mi old man -who is good too, «ud I urn snio riwutU l&lt;> do his duty, fc/u'elly uh'jtts; as his speech was, my hear^ bled for you. Hut you know, did you not,; that your Violet was grieved for your (irief, and hurt by your pain.1, Dearest, under what unfortunate impression Mr Marsh, my guardian, ivum acting ivhen he ad dressed you as ho did, I do not know, and cannot learn. II,e will :ell me nothing,. except that he hail his rea sons for what lie said. I am ...
A NEW YORK SENSATION. BOMB EXPLODED OUTSIDE ITALIAN CONSULATE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
A NEW YORK SENSATION. BOMB KXI'LODKD OUTS1DH 1 ITALIAN CONSULATE. j Obviously intended for tho ansa»sina tion of Giacomo I'ara Porni, Italian Consul-General, a dynamite bomb of tromondouu pdwer was exploded in tho roadway '). Lafayette-street, New York, j on November Gth, two doors from tho entranco to tho cbnsnlate. ' 1 ' So groat was tho power of tho bomb that tho roar of its explosion shook tho big granito I'olieo Headquarters build ing, two blocks to tlio south, shattered hundreds of windows in tho structure •housing tlio consulate and the adjoining tenements aiid factories, and throw tho occupants and workers in all of theso buildings into panic. IJc.'auso of the - repeated attempts that havo been niado in tho last two years upon tho life of tho Italian Con sul, the police immediately discarded overy other theory, and sought unsuc cessfully to trace the explosion of tho bomb to sorncono who had managed to approach tho building by posing as an Italian army rcacrvist. Many of the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
Western. Plains Farmers'-'Co operative Sochty, Ltd, Cresay.., Have, everything replete and comr pl'.'t.e for the Harvoit season on. the'. Plains. 1 &lt; • Agents for FARMERS' & SETTLERS' CO OPERATIVE I?TSTJ^AWOE 00;, Of. Australia, Ltd. ' (Registered i&lt;bv the State Government of Victoria.) .who are prepared to'accept all classea of Insurance:Risk'5'at Lowest Rates. • Will also Receive /WFIEAT " - At Creasy.-Werneth, .Duverney and Berrybank b tut ion 3, fur, . , . Louis pre.yfds & Co One of the four Agant* .appointed by the Government for.sefwon '1915.1916. Complete dfxnngamentH tor receiving same Hih been rnnile, and they will guarantee sat sfaction. •i .t - , ;.Y, \ - » .; Spftctyl.ftitv in .Harvest tOils; T'win,3, $b.,'ta:id all Harvest Re*-' quiremems.- • • : CfJ'A.S. fip.SS _ "Ma , gQE. BQN?T • ' ' iiliicoi'iiiiiri' 0(iy'. .Prin ters. Tlioy are -no • mid tlii'WO'k i« im l»'lter limn the Pioneer's. DON'T FORGET Wo keep a liiir sia(F in llm ttitv...
HUMAN PROJECTILE. [Newspaper Article] — Cressy and Lismore Pioneer and Western Plains Representative — 12 January 1916
HUMAN PROJECTILE. 'I'lio father of a iii'i JhIi soldier in tho lirtillory rceoived a few Mocks aj;o, a', communication. from hi;-, sou's com manding officer stilting that a shell had' burs: nunr tho man, and-that, as 110 tnico could Ijq fouiid. of him subse quently! ,i,t must bo .presumed that ho, was blown to I'icccjs.: - > The. family had boon in black for six weeks, liliou tho father received a post card from,his son raying that ho was alivo and woll, and a prisoner in Ger many! Tin? Assumption in tha&lt;i the man wu.s blown from tho Uri'ish tren ches into those! of tho Germans, with out a .scratch!