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THE CULT OF THE KILT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
THE CULT OF THE KILT. He was Lor ae bairn; longed for, prayed for, many years, and dedicated to the "poopit" of eomo "muckle kirk" lik-o so many other "Samuels,' long be for'e ho could spell his own namo. Eppio loved every hair in his curly blacic head, and detorjnined that "Hielant-'' as he was, no unworthy trousers should ever make a Sassenach of him. So kilt it was; and the mother was satisfied till one day the minister's little son passed the window in all the glory of white cricket iiannels and blazer. "Verra bonnio claes thae!" she said, glancing disparagingly at Donald's well worn philabeg. "Wad ye no wear a suit liko thot g'.n I bocht them, Donal' ? "Pouf! Lassies' claes," said Donal'. An Eton suit on the person of tho young laird, himself as Hielant as Don-' aid, evoked another eternal desiro for fine linen on her darling. "Whaur's tlio sporran?" dejuandcd tho young Celt. "There's nano." "I'm no for 't!" And so it wont on till at tlie age of 14, Donald, tall and straight as...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
To Stand -this Season at Wonthaggi and Travel the Surrounding District, THE TROTTING STALLION, Sir Hambeltonian. (Holder of Government Certificate for Soundness. SIR HAMBELTONIAN is a bay horse, 5 years old, standing about 15 hands, good flat bone, and well put together. Quiet disposition and a good even temper. This horse has already shown what pace he is capable of, as, for instance at the Royal Agricultural Show, 1910, he put up a record of six furlongs in 2mm. ljsec., or a gait of 2min. 42sec. to the mile, at the age of 1 year, lli months, which constitutes the best re cord ever put up in Australia for a trotter of his age. Fee £3 3s, with return privilege ; £11 at first service, and balance on or before 1st January, 1916. Every care taken, but no responsi bility. Free service next season'if mare does not prove in foal, providing mare belongs to same owner. PEDIGREE. sp Hambel tonian (10). Lady Ulster Bell Alto Old Peggy Huon (imp). Polly (imp. Abadallah Charle3 Kent mare. Mambr...
A DIGGING MACHINE. FOR QUICK TRENCH CONSTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
A DIGGING MACHINE. FOE QUICK TRENCH CONSTRUC TION. .The New York "Press" says that an American digging machine for quick trench construction, -which has recently been invented, may prove a real factor in bringing wae to a speedy close. A Maryland contractor -undertook to dig a sewer for a small municipality," and immediately installed one of the new machines, which was said to bo able to dig a thousand l'cet a day of ditch of required depth and -width. After tile machine got well to work somebody saw it, and wondered why the soldier;-, in the field should dig trenches wlie'i one i of these monsters could, in a day. socou out enough to protect a regiment. 11 is said that the entire output of !he manufactory making these machines has been engaged by one of tho warring powers in Europe.
How Money Grows. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
How Money Grows. One shilling per week deposited in the Savings Bank Department of the Commonwealth Bank ot Australia, will,- with interest added at 3 per cent, per annum, amount to £13 IS 4 in 5 years SO 2 C in 10 years 48 18 5 in 15 years 70 13 5 in 20 years Ten shillings per month, with in terest added at 3 per cent, per annum, will amount to £32 5 9 in 5 years G9 14 1 in 10 years 112 18 S in 15 years 103 3 8 in 20 years Twenty shillings per mouth, with interest added at three per ceut. per annum, will amount to £64 14 3 in 5 years 139 13 11 in 10 years 22G 12 0 in 15 years 327 S 5 in 20 years Do not delay, start a Savings Bank account for each of your children NOW.
WITH THE AIRMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
WITH THE AIR?flEN. Tho following thrilling sto of a Frctich pilot ;s '.old by the "Daily Chronicle" spccial roprc°^nl.at:/?; "J ho pilot's machine was wrec»^d, and froir. tho wreckage the lieutenant oli.-e?vi-r was extricated-dead. Tho pilot had swooned, but was riili clinging to his levers. Later tlio- wounded man re covered -sufficiotnly to toll his story. "Wo had ilown barely 500 yards after turning homewards when tho Germans fire beenpio heavier than over. Wo were soon enveloped in such a, donso smok that wo could seo nothing 20 yards ahead. Hoping to got out of. range, we decided to climb up higher, when a shell burst with a frightful ear-splitting detonation right over our heads. For an instant I thought my bririn was ronfc. At the same time I felt a hot smarting pain in my eyes, then every thing became clouded, and it was as if another thick pall of smoke, had closed around us. "In spite of tho pain I was suffer ing, I clung desperately to my lovers, and tried at least to mai...
TELLING HER. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
TELLING HER. Ho lacked ilio courage. He sat with his slippered ieet outstrctciiod to the lire, and his pipe between his lips. He did not even, notieo that his pipe was not alight. Ho watched her, as slie sat opposite to him in silenco, her need les Hying, glittering and flicking, through her knitting. She always seemed to bo knitting, except when she waited on liim. Sho did not speak, or look, towards him, but kept her eyes iixed-on the grey wool and the needles. This was going to be the toughest job of all. It worried him more than any o ftlio doubts and reasonings that hact worried him for days and weeks past. How was he going to tell her. How was she going to tako it, when ho did? Ho felt an unreasonable irrita tion with her; the clicking of the pins,, his pipe which wouldn't draw. Ir only sho would say something-give him some ehanco of telling her. She look ed up suduOTfly and said, "Why aren't you smoking?" "I am," ho said, taking his pipe out o fhis mouth. "The blessed thing w...
PRIVATE TREATY [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
PRIVATE TREATY A recruiting sergeant ono day met an ignorant country youth idling with iiis hands in. his pockets, and standing in front of a house on which was the notice, "This building to be sold by Private Treaty." Tito sergeant ap proached tho youth and aslced h'.m if lio had over thought of joining the army. "Xot me!" was the reply. "What'? tlio good? There's nowt money in it." "Is that so?" said the other. "How is it, then, that Private Treaty has a house for.sale?" Tho youth looked puzzled and thoughtful, and presently the possibility of owning a house by joining tho army grew into a certainty, and tho shilling changed hands.
ONLY A COLD. HOW TO TREAT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
ONLY A COLD. HOW TO TREAT IT. There is no real euro for a cold. Nearly overyono knows of some remedy in which lie or she puts absolute trust, because in some individual COM it seoiued to bring rapid results. But what brings such results is not any magic curative power in tluj medicine, but the fact. Chat tho patient^ goos^cy bed for a day or so and is careful of tho general condition until normal health is recovered. Many a cold is thus nipped in the bud. But tho vaunted aspirin, phenacotin and other depressant or 6edative drugs only miti gate symptoms. They never euro the cold. In fact this class of medicino likely to hamper the system in its ef forts to got rid of tho infection in tho the early stages. Tho homely treat ment of our grandmothers, still adhored to in France, of an infusion of alo mcfl, with bed at tho outset, is still advocated by many authorities. But the modern doctors alters tho old meth od radically in one rcspOct-instead of a hermetically scnled' room for tho pa...
Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai. MONDAY, AUGUST 30. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
Shire of Phillip Island and Woolamai. MONDAY, AUGUST 30. Present-Crs Mcll wraith, Dixon, Hollins, 3>»ily, Lloyd, Bowman, Walker, McGrath, Steenho'dt, JSrow lau and Hade. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. The presidents allowance was fixed afc about £45 and on the motion of Crs Mcll wraith and Lloyd, Cr J&lt; hi Hollins, Powlett Hiding whs unani mously appointed president and re ceived the congratulations of his fellow councillors. Cr Hollins thnnked them and trusted to receive their assistance during the coming year. A unanimous vote of thanks was accorded the retiring president Cr j Mclwraith for the manner in which he discharged his previous duti s as I president during the pa.st year, which the retiring pre?idint suitably ac knowledged. COKUESFOXDKXCU Railway department offering to lease land at Almurta for road pur poses.-Terms accepted. Public Works department re road Almurta to Glen Forbes-On motion of Crs Bowm-in and Hade, Minister of Public Works to be informed that the road...
Powlett River District P., A. and H. Society. ANNUAL MEETING. PATRIOTIC SHOW TO BE HELD 1916. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
Powlett River District P., A. and H. Society. ANNUAL MEETING. PATRIOTIC SHOW TO BE HELD 1916. The annual meeting of the Powlett River District P., A. and H. Society took place at Dalyston 011 Tuesday, Cr W. J. Hoilins (President) in thci chair. The balance-shcet for the period ending July 21, showing a credit, balance of £15, afthr paying for a large ameunfc of permanent work and improvements was considered highly satisfactory and was adopted on the motion of the president and Mr T. Mesle>, There is a balance of £160 owing on the land. The show ground and improvements are valued at £410 Is 8d, and the balance of assets over liabilities is £281 0s 9d. ELECTION OF OFFICIOS The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mr George Hoilins: Vice-Presidents, Messrs P. Coghlan, P. S. Ryan and Thos. Mesloy ; treas urer, Mr J. D. Fraser ; secretary, Mr C. W. Hunt; auditors, Re&lt;\ Fr. Walsh and Mr J. 11, Twist; com mittee, Messrs Albert Abrahamson, J- Biggar...
San Remo. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 3 September 1915
San Bemo. j Mr J"as. Clarke, son of the late Captain Clarke, has taken com mand of the S.S. Vixen, which is replacing the S.S. Genista dur ing the latter's overhaul in Mel bourne. Fishermen report unusually heavy catches of cod in Western port Bay recently. The closing of fhe San Remo police court was vigorously objected to by the council.-Cr Mcllwraith pointed oufc that it would be a hardship on the residents of Phillip Island. " But" said Cr Bowman " You are a law abiding community." " Perhaps if we had a few cases over there " re marked Cr Mcllwraith, the court might not be removed." Interjecting reference was made to Wooleigh scene of the recent murder, and the Bass " Dardanelles." On thfe motion of Crs Daly and Mcllwraith, it was decided to protest against closing the court, and a deputation consisting of the President and one councillor from Phillip Island riding will make representations to the Minister of Justice concerning the re-opening of the court at San Remo.
CAUGHT! [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
. CAUGHT Johnny had bceu a eause of much distress to his parents. At school he always sat at the foot of the class, and his teachcr's reports wfro .dreadful. Great, therefore, Teas the family joy when Johnny burst in from school 0110 clay, shouting: * '' Dad-mother, I'm not- 011 the lowest form any longor! I'vo m&lt;3vod up!" Mother , proudly kissed him, and lather patted his head. . "I'm glad to hoar it," ho said, t "a).;cl, to show you that the seeds of [industry have already begun to bear fruit, hero is a shilling. Now toll us how you managed to got moved from the lowest form." "Liko this, dad," said Johnny, as he pocketed the coin with a grin. "The lowest form iu our class is being mended."
BRAINS AND COLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
BRAINS AND COLDS. In a comprehensive -study sof the causes of ''catching cold" which has just been niado by Dr. C. M. Richter, it has been determined (says Science Siftings) that tho quick-witted and tho.se who use their brains a good deal catch cold much more easily that those who do little brain work and arc men tally slow. "Wherever a case was found of someone who was extremely suscep tible >to influenza or even simple cold, either that person was engaged in some professional work, or thoro was consid erable tax upon him in factory or in ollic.e, or else liiy work required sonic es pecially keen exercise of the mind. The mentally heavy, slow-going kind of per son very rarely has a.-cold. In working out this problem, it.^cas found that re sistance to coid.jis'nbi so much a mat-, ter of what-'oue weai^ Jas &lt;rf what one is: Jt is those; people who suffer niost keenly when it is-verf cold or very hot, who have a. h'eadaeho-when they face a high wind, whose li'air crackl...
TO DEADEN THE SOUND OF WAR [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
DEADEN THE SOUND OF WAR According to a correspondent:, an in teresting invention, which lias just been adopted by the 'Admiralty is known as the Malloek-Armstrong car defender. The car piece is.no larger than the cot ton wool plugs hitherto' used, but con tains a diaphragm of goldbeater 's skin, which, while readily responsive to or dinary volumes of sound, muffles any subnormal sound. This effect is brought about by a "stop" which limits the distanco through which the diaphragnf can vibrate. While the car receives readily and clearly a word of command, it is protected from the noise of tlio-' dischargo of a gun.
PERSONAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
PERSONAL NOTES. King Ferdinand of Bulgaria is an ar dent naturalist, and during his travels in. Morocco and Brazil he accumulated ono of the finest collections (in tho world. lie is very affable to travellers ?why pass through his principality, and likes to show his rare natural history specimens. The Archbishop o£ Canterbury has been making himself very popular with the soldiers lately. He is always tak ing a keen interest in our new armies, and the other day ho reviewed a large number of troops. Dr. Davidson is ex tremely fond .'of' chess, a fact' which once caused liim to mako r*. \ery "witty remark. At tlie opening of a chess congress he said: "Although I am not a brilliant player,;,I caa claim to re present all tlie pieces, except the pawn. I have had a great deal to do with Icings and queens. I have lived in two castles, and I am probably the only man living who is both a knight and a bishop." Lord Wimborno ranks among the very richest of rich peers, lie inherits his wealth fr...
THE CARE OF THE EYESIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
THE CARE OF THE EYESIGHT. Whenever, an organ is perfectly sound, it docs its 'work easily and pain-, lessly-wo aro wholly unconscious of its existence. 'Whenever wo begin to t'eel that orgaji-eyes, ears, stomach, etc.;-thero is always something wrong, and going wrong. Tho human eye is remarkably im perfect. No ono has perfect eyes. The present writer was once told by a pro minent London oculist. that liia eyes were '' absolutely, porfeet.'' That was after lie had consulted some nine or 10 others, who had advised various spectacles, all of which did him no cud of harm. Eventually he found out he had astigmatism. AH a rule (without . exception, I think) nobody lias two eyes exactly alike. Onb differs from tho other-. '? iias a different focus-commonly noeds a different lens, if spectacles aro' re sorted to. Only in youth-happy .youth-^omparaticoly few know or feel this difference. The muscle with in the eyeball is sufficient to overcome tho inequality, and .xna.ko tho pair of eves wor...
HEADACHE. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
HEADACHE. j It would be difficult jto name a malady more universally felt at 6ome ::ge or other by everybody living e.w.ept, 1 beliovo, tho negroes. They don't use their heads much-wo do; and a headache i.s the penalty for "us ing it improperly, or to excess-as the university student knows. In cold days, those who were working hard for thoir degree, used to sit reading with a wet towel wrapped round the head to koup.-j.t_co.oJ. That is, at Ox ford nnd Cambridge; the -Gerixiaa? did not know of the plan. ' If they did-? at any rate if the Kaisor and his Ber lin advisers had adopted it, I guess tvo should not have had this war. But beside over uso and4 improper use, the causes of headache are legion; and some people suffer through in herited disposition with other things over which they have 110 control, pass ed on from their ancestor's. Wo' do not know tho rcmoto causes of eplispsy in families. But whenever there is a tendency to fits, wo find some members of tho family afflicted with...
DEPUTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
DEPUTATION. Or. Lloyd of the Phillip Island and Woolamai Shire Council, waited on the council on his own behalf and ou behalf of the ratepayers along the road to Kongwak, and requested that the Country Roads J'oard should be urged to push on with the Wonthagsi liorumhurra road. It was to ih: intrests of Wontlmggi people that this road should be commenced soon. At a subsequent stage it was de cided on the motion of (Jr. Wisliart and the Mayor toaccedeto the request and a k the Country Road Board to undertake work on this and the Inver loch road. TUK 11KCBNT K MICTION. The communication from the Muni cipal Association's Solicitors advising I I hat the election should bo proceeded with debits the irregularity of having given ihe noticc. 12 days instead o£ I t days, was read Cr Easton contended that Cr Wilson was injnred'and misled owing to the. notice not having been insert d the required tune, in the past the liberals had to depend on the postal votes and there was not sufficient time...
ABOUT "COAL-SAVING." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 10 September 1915
ABOUT "COAL-SAVING." In the course of a recent lecture at the Royal Society of Arts on tlfo mea surement of the efficiency of domestic iiies, . Mr, Augustus Vernon Harcourt made some, remarks iwhic.h °>may . in terest readers wlio have been experi menting for 'themselves. IIo said: "Several months ago a friend told mo that he had got a box of some stuff which would make one ton of coal go as far as two. Would I come and sec it tried? I found that the bos was a cardboard box holding about half a pint of pink powder. A- heaped tca 'spoonfulof the powder was to be stirr ed up in a pint of .water, and three scuttles fullof coal sprinkled with this mixture. Tlic disproportion between the size and number of the lumps of coal and the - teaspoonful of powder which was to bo distributed over their surface was so great that it was diffi cult for auyone whose business has been experimental chemistry to go through this sprinkling seriously. However, it was done, and has been done for me many...