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BREAD FINDS BODIES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
BREAD FINDS BODIES. Occasionally one reads in the pap ers .that; when humau bodies are thought to bo in rivers and cannot be found 'a loaf of bread has been floated down the stream.' But very few people have the least idea what connection there is between the bread and the finding of bodies. ? When the river has been dragged without result, a loaf of bread is cut in two, a place hollowed out iiu the - middle and a quantity of quicksilver inserted. . The two halves of the loat are then fastened together again, and the bread thrown into the river where the body is supposed to be. Without fail, the loaf floats along until it reach-, es' the vicinity, of the body, and then revolves - quickly, hovering over the spot ? ? ? .* ~
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
A. Bouchcr, Family Butcher, Tyers Street, Stratford. ? Only thePrimest Quality Meat Supplied. Small Goods Fresh Daily. Families Waited on for Orders. STRATFORD — — . ^ ? HOTEL. TYERS STREET. Mrs. Dunlea, Licensee. All reliable brauds of Ales, Wines and Spirits kept in Stoek. Excellent Accommodation for Visitors and Boarders. Good Stabling. Moderate Charges. J, D. McEWAN, Plumber. Tinsmith and Ironworker. BLACKBURN ST., STRATFORD (Late of Sale) T-EGS to inform the residents of Strat ?*-* ford and district that he has com menced business in -Blackburn street, where orders for Baths, Tanks, Troughs and Tinware of every description will be executed promptly, and in a workmanlike manner. Colonial Ovens and Stoves Repaired. Job Work of all kinds Executed. Trial respectfully solicited. BICYCLE DEPOT. Dixon St., Stratford. A/piLEOD Bros., Alma Cycle Builders, of Sale and Warragul, desire to notify the residents of Stratford and dis trict that' they have commenced business as above. In solic...
A Country Wedding TITMOUSE—SPLINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
A Country Wedding* ? ♦ ? . Titmouse— Splinter. -- A swagman from the back country sends us the following account of a wedding, which we publish with apologies, and without responsibili ties : — A very pretty country wedding took place at Propodingolong last month, when Miss Acetylene Splinter became the wife of Mr John Am brose Titmouse, the nuptial knot being securely fastened by the Rev. Peter Chips. The bride, though very stout - (weighing 14 st. 11 lbs. nett) was appropriately attired in a loose fitting dress of tucked wincey, with strappings of torchon lace, and insertioa to; match, harmonising with a mushroom hat with, a ruching of chintz. She wore tan shoes (size 9) and carried a wreath of tus socks, intermingled with sprays of shivery grass. This was neatly fastened with strips of rabbit 6kin, and gave the bride a majestic appear ance. The bridegroom was comfort ably clothed in a dark sac coat, and woie tight-fitting corduroy trousers, bell bottomed, and patched in the rear ...
Melbourne in 1838, [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
Melbourne in 1838, Bv A'LLAH. ? (Written especially for the Sentinel ) In a recent issue I gave an account of Melbourne's first land sales ; I now propose to give yon a direct -ry of Melbourne in 1838, the names of the residents at that time could be printed on a page, it now takes 7G pages of Sands & M'Dou ? n-_ t~\ * ? * ? ? ? : - _ - 1 ? ? ? ? i_ j;nu h x/izeciuiy 10 ujiupiie luib wurs. In I808 Melbourne was composed of three churches, 13 hotels, 28 busi ness places, and 64 dwelling houses, 7naking a total of 1 OS buildings. In the early days no building regulations were in force, owners built their places to suit themselves, irrespective *if being in a line with his next door neighbour. I can only describe them as between certain streets, also giving north, fouth, east and west side. Some were built right up to the street ; oth( rs standing well back. I will try and describe the positions of the places as plain as I can under the circumstances. If at any time you should ...
GET RID OF THE HAWKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
GET RID OF THE HAWKERS. Most women devoutly wish thty conld, and would welcome any means of doiBg bo. At present it is perhaps impossible to eliminate the pest of the country householder, but at least a start has been made, and as other firms uote the success that has at tended the efforts of Messrs. Ward Bros, to place their A.N.A. Sewing Machines without the aid of travellers, they too will do without the anbiqni tious canvasser. Bat they mudt, of coarse, to be successful, do as Messrs Ward. Bros, are doing, market goods that, like the A.N. A. Machines, com bine all the good points of other makes with some that these do not possess^ Catalogues can be obtained by writ- * icg to the head office, 36 and '34 Errol street, North Melbourne.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS EAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS/ - EAT SHEEP. 17,000 yarded. Only a moderate pro portion consisted of good prime qualities, 1 proving barely ample for local require ments, consequently in this division bidd ings were animated at from Is to Is 6tfc per head in advance of last weeks rates. For moderately' fat and secondary grades, including a number of pens of light; merino wethers there was an im Droved demand, while for inferior descriptions prices were practically unchanged, Quo tations—Prime crossbred wethers from 25s to 29s, extra do. do., from 30s to 34s (id, good do do., from 20s to 24s seconds from 16_s Gd to 19s, prime cross bred ewes from 22s to 25s, extra do, do., from 27s to 31s 9d, good do; do,, from. 17s 6d to to 20s. fat LA3IBS. 6,000 were penned. The demand was brisk, prices showing a marked recovery from last week's decidedly reduced rates, proving an exceedingly satisfactory mar ket throughout. A draft of two trucks of extraordinary prime young lambs sold from 20s to 2...
THE FLIES' REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
THE FLIES' REVENGE. ? Ten little Hies \ All in a line; One got a swat! Then there were ? ? ? ... Nine little flies Grimly sedate Licking their chops — Swat! There were ? ? . .ciioiii Hiue nies Raising some more — Swat! Swat! Swat! Swat! Then there, were .... Four little flies Colored green-blue; Swat! (Ain't it easy!) Then there were . . Two little flies Dodged the civiliau — ? Early next day There were , a million! .
MUNRO. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
MUNltO. On Monday evening, 2nd inst., a complimentary social evening was tendered by the residents of Munro to Mrs A. Bruce, who is leaving the dis trict. About 40 couple were present, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. During an interval in the proceedings Mr W. Williams, on be half of the residents of Munro, pre sented Mrs Bruce with a handsome silver teapot, and referred to the many sterling qualities of their guest, who had rendered valuable service in all movements that had for their ob ject the welfare and advancement ^ of the district. Mr Williams re sponded on behalf of Mrs Bruce. The arrangements for the social were ia the hands of a strong committee, with Mr D. Robinson as hon. sec., and ta them great credit is due.
SOIL BACTERIA AND THEIR ACTION ON PHOSPHATE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
SOIL BACTERIA AND THEIR . ACTION ON PHOSPHATE. It has been known for some time that insoluble phosphate in the soil i^ rendered soluble by the acids formed through the' agency of certain kinds of bacteria. Mr. Koch made a series of investigations to throw more de finite light on the subject. He ex perimented with a variety of phos phates of different degrees of solu bility, and claims to have demonstra't ed — ? ' ?. 1. That bacteria, in consequence of acid formations,, convert insoluble phosphate into a condition soluble in water. - 2. In presence of substances in the soil, such as carbonate of lime, car bonate of magnesia, ammonia, acting as bases, the bacteria begin by acting on them, and only afterwards exert their dissolving influence on the phos phoric acid. 3. Bacteria act on all phosphate, but their degree of activity is variableac cording to the character of the phos phate. 4. The phosphoric acid in 'basic slag is rendered available very easily. 5. The good' results obtained...
A SPRING DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
A Si'Hiso Day. By Lizzie Curran, Grade IV. In Spiing^ there are many beauti ful days, and it is nice to watch the butterflies going to- the ; 'flowers for the honey. All the wild- -flo.wers that come out in tJpring are Harbin gers, capeweed, billygoats, chocolate flowers, cowslips, daisies, and .. many others. The birds sing sweetly when spring is coming. If- you put a buttercup under your chin, sometimes the sun will shine on tlie buttercup, and your chin : will look all yellow Yesterday I saw, a bird ; part of it was brown and white, and j'ed under neath its' breast.
District Notes. BRIAGOLONG. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
District Notes. ? ? * BRIAGOLONG. On Friday evening, 23rd 'August, the local football club held their Fancy Dress Ball, and being favored with perfect weather they had the pleasure of making the ball a splendid success. The hall was tastefully decorated in the dab's' colors, blue and white, and looked very gay indeed. Fancy dresses were not very largely in evidence, but this must b* excused owing to the rather shore notice given, but nevertheless those who did attends in fancy dress must be highly praised for the sp'endid costumes they wore, and the jndges had no easy task before them in deciding on the winners 111 the various classes. The waltzing competition brought foward thirteen couple, and the judges final I3' decided on Miss E. Forbes and Mr J. Hamilton. Miss Iris Forbas secured first for best fancy costume as Cinderella. Miss Falk carried off the honors in the class for the most original character with a costume called ' What she wears,' which seemed to be mainly composed of...
PHOSPHATE FOR SWEDES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
PHOSPHATE FOR SWEDES. The result of an instructive experi ment illustrating a suitable and pro fitable method of applying phosphatic manures to the swede crop is given in the 'Report on Field Experiments, 1910 and 1911,' issued by the Devon County Agricultural Committee. The soil is described as 'a poor type of land on the south-west border of Dartmoor, derived from the lower carboniferous shale. Both the re sults of the field experiments and the analysis of the soil show the need of phosphate and the lack of carbonate of lime. The turnips on the unlimed area were affected with finger^and toe disease. The limed area received a dressing of ground lime at the rate of half a ton to the acre. In each trial the amount of potash and ni trogen per acre and the method of application were similar. Different kinds of phosphatic manures were tried, and the best results were ob tained from the application of 4% cwt. per acre of superphosphate on the limed plots, which yielded a crop of over 24 ...
ROBERT CLIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
Rouhrt 'Cr.rvE. Bv Nellie M'Quillen, Grade III. When 'Robert Olive was a little boy, he played a trick on a shop keeper, he and another boy went into a shop and asked him to give them something for nothing; But he would not- So they said they would flood him out, so they lay in the gutter and let all the water into bis. shop. Next morning when the shop keeper came to work, all his goods were wet. ' Another day he got up on a churb tower, and threw. -slones at the people who went past. So a man came up to Olive's place and he asked his father to let Robert go with him to India.
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
THE TURF. The Spring meeting of the Strat foid and Nuntin Race Club will be held on Thursday . next, and, given fine weather, a most enjoyable day is assured. The racing track is in fine going order, and the officials have gone to a deal of trouble and expense to cater for the comfort of visitors. The following are the entries : — Handicap Hurdle Race. — Bushy (late Knight Errant), Weasex, Jack Watson. Lion. ' Handicap Trial. — Gyirth (late Sir Tostig), WeeRosslyn. Lord Hampton, Noontime, Strabane, Grey Slipper, Footchase, Jack Merne, The Nurs ling, Godwin King, Dominician, Bu canite, Bid, (late Mead). 13.1 Pony Race. — Kid, Satara, Little Lad, Wee Nell, Wild Bird. Stratford and Nuntin Handicap. — Jack Crusoe, Old Dutch, Vega, Noon time, Civilian. Rivalus, Interval, Botany Bay, Jack Merne, The Nurs ling, Prince Camilo, Milanion, Mono plane. 14 a.u. Pony Race. — Tease, Florin, Myrtle Bell, Sosso, Connemara, Alberta, Cyndi, Lady Enid, Leaflet, Skiddo. E.A., Cygnet. Handicap Publicans'...
THE SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
The Show. ? Bv William Shiell, Grade 'V'.-' . In Melbourue, every year, there is a show called ' The Royal Show,' which thousands of -people fiock to see. I went to see it on Tuesday. I started by the seven o'clock train in the morning, and got down to Melbourne at one. When I got down to Moonee Ponds, I went to my Aunt's, then I went to the i-fcjw: It was sixpence for children and adults a. shilling, ? There were five acres covered with machinery, and separators, fowls, dogs, and every thing you eonld think of.
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
' TENNIS. ? I A meeting was held in the Parish Hall last week to further consider the proposal to form a tennis club in con nection with the Church of England. After the report of the sub-committee, appointed at last meeting to find out the probable cost of a court, had been carefully considered it was decided to form a club, the following office-bearers being appointed: President, Rev. W, T. Prenticc ; vice-presidents, Messrs J. Mills and H. M. Matson; hon. sec., Mr W. Holt ; hon. treasurer, Miss Dolly Knight ; committee : Miss Dora Nedwell, Miss Maggie Keam, Messrs. H, Hickman, Theo. Reeves and D. Crowe. The subscription was fixed at 5/ for gentlemen and 3/6 for ladies. The court will ,be made in the rectory ground, and it is anticipated that it will be open for play in about a month's time. Intending members are asked to hand in their names to the secretary.
WORDS OF THE WISE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
WORDS OF THE WISE, 1 Water rates save doctors' bills. You are as rich as anybody if you don't owe anybody anything. It is an excellent thing for every body to learn to do something well. Life is governed by 'ifs' at every stage. Ordinary hard work is the thing that keeps men alive. We are gradually becoming ashamed of places that crush the spirit out of men. To take tilings as you find them is an admirable policy'. To leave them a little better is more admirable still. The first Adam's Paradise was home; and that is where the present Adam ought to find it. ' If a man is clean physically, it 1b easier for him to be morally clean.
Sport in General. ATHLETICS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 13 September 1912
Sport in General. ? + ? ATHLETICS. \ Oil Monday evening next the Maffra Athletic Competition will be held in the Mechanics' Institute. A splendid programme of boxing and wrestling events has been arranged, and a splen did night's entertainment is assured. Two Stratfordites, Dave Crowe and Joe Curran, are competing, and we hope they will have a large following of local sports, Dan Crecdon, the well known ex-champion pugilist, will box six rounds, and this should prove a special attraction.