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Maldon Shire Council. Thursday, December 14th. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
Haldon Shire Council. Thursday, December 14th. Present—Crs Bell (president^, Hntton, flowen, Preece, Fogarty, Sharp, DavIeSi Bryant and Mnliins, Accounts amonntingto £378 3s 2d were passed for payment, Correspondence. From Country Fire Brigades Board re position and condition of fire pings in conntry towns—It was considered position in Maldon wag satisfactory. I .From Secretary St, Patrick's Sports, askVag for permission to ran « papU&an's, booth and that date be pc^iaimed public holiday—' ferauted? From Public Heath Department, j stating that grandstand at Maldon racecourse Is in unsatisfactory condMon— Engineer to incpect and I report. ^ | From J,Brown, asking per- | ' mission to mine under road near | j Hosking's Pttddock-—Granted. j [ From Secretary Pioneers E*cur-1 sion, asking that date of annual trip | ! to Queenclifi (21st Feb.) be gazetted f | a public holiday—Granted. 1 | From Harcourt Progress Assocla-1 ' tion drawing attention to dangerous ii I cutting at fPorcup...
BIG BATTLE BLUFFS. CLEVER RUSES TO DECEIVE ENEMIES. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
BIG BATTLE BLUFFS. CLEVER RUSES TO DECEIVE ENEMIES. The sccret evacuation of Suvla and Anzac by the English army of occu pation under the very noaes of the Turks—"the biggest bluff in war's history," aB it has not inaptly been termed—bears a close resemblance to the similar abandonment of the Re dan by the Russians during the Cri mean War. For months the heavy gun6 of the French and British had been pound ing unavailingly at this exceedingly strong fortress. Twice they had tried to storm it, only to be repuls ed with great slaughter. A third at tack had been ordered to take place on September 18th, but on the early morning of that date, before day break, Corporal. Ross, of the Royal British' Engineers, who was in charge of one of the advanced saps, noticing that the place was strangely still, crept forward to investigate. He found the works, untenanted, save by dead men and a few badly woihidcd, and hastened back to re port to the British commander, who at first was frankly incredul...
Crowns on the Battlefield. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
Crowns on the Battlefield.! Monarchs no longer ride forth J crowned to"battle, as did our King Richard III. to his last fatal fight on j Bos worth Field. • Nevertheless, even "to-day crowns figure in the spectacular side of war 1 more than is commonly supposed. I The King of Italy, for instance, car fries his crown with him wherever he j goes, and frequently dons it when he J reviews his troops on ceremonial J |parades. This is in accordance with the cus tom and tradition of his House, j The crown is supposed to render its j wearer immune from jiann, because inclosed within ' the goftPfs a tiny circlet of iron, said to have been j made from a nail out of the true ' Cross. , The aged King Peter of Serbia, again, has twice during the present war appeared robed and crowned be fore his armies on the battlefield, when addressing them in those splen did speeches that have done so much to stimulate and encourage them in i their heroic resistance to the foreign | invaders. King Ferdinand of...
MIKADO A WRESTLER. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
MIKADO A WRESTLER. The Mikado of Japan is a.thorough soldier, and has a wonderful know ledge of military tactics and history, j When he was quite a boy he was in duced by his father, the late Emper or, to take a keen interest in the principles of national defence. He was taught wrestling and was made to try his prowess with young men in the humblest walks of life. On one occasion he was present with his father at a big wrestling, tournament and took part in many of the matches. He threw all of his opponents until there stepped into the ring a young farmer's son "of such a burly build that it was evi dent that the future Mikado would have a very rough time of it. How ever, he went manfully to work, but was decisively beaten, and had to confess that the farmer's son was victor. After the match the late Emperor | sent for the umpire, and, pointing to the farmer's son, who wa6 feeling rather uncomfortable at having beat en hiB future sovereign, he said : "I wish to speak with that young...
THE ROAD TO "BLIGHTY." [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
THE ROAD TO "BLIGHTY.'* 4 BY A MEMBER OF„THE "TELEGRAPH." We knew for weeks before the Big Push began that it was coming off. We had spent a week near a pretty little town well behind the firing line. Those were very pleasant day6, play ing at- war, knee deep in the long Jneh grass, moving up and down the sunlit fields like rows of chess board figures. We enjoyed the fun, though wc knew that when it came to the real thing it would be a serious busi ness. Then, the training over, we went back to our billets on the fringe of the firing line. When we were not in the trenches as a battalion we were out on working parties, periuips digging or repairing trenches, or more probably carrying ammunition or rations forward to the firing line. And then came the eve of the great day. It was a quiet day in - camp. Everything was ready. In the morning a famous General made , a short speech to the troops. His words were plain and unmistakable. He told us what we would have to do. And he told us tha...
A MOVING SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
A MOVING SCENE. ' It was a small theatre in a small town. The piece opened with a vil lage scene, at the conclusion of which the scene shifter was puzzled how to let down a front cloth, as a cottage on the stage obstructed the descent. But the leading gentleman came to the rescue, and waiking boldly on, exclaimed— "It's a stormy night, and my poor hunVble cottage is sadly dilapidated; I must e'en take it in and repair it." Suiting the action to the word, he walked off with the offending cottage. "Look, mother," said little Bobby, proudly exhibiting a hatful of mar bles, "I won all these from Willie Smith." "Why, Bobby," exclaimed his mo ther, "don't you know it's wicked to play marbles, for keeps ? Go right over to Willie's house and give him back every one of his marbles." "Yes, mother," said the boy, obe diently. "And shall I take that vase you won at Mrs. Smith's whist party and give it back to her ?" Under-sized Belgian Trooper (talk ing to English friends): "your shop pe peeopl...
Healing Waters. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
I Healing Waters. I -0 . • Sitting comfortably by the polish ed bath with its many taps, with one arm immersed in swirling water at a j temperaturo of 110 degrees, one | could well imagine the feelings of the wounded man who has almost des paired of regaining the use of a limb, and who finds it, under the magic touch of the "whirl bath," growing supple again, as it was be fore the shot or shell damaged it.* After the bath comes the massage room or the mechanical movement department ; and day by day, al most hour by hour, he regains con trol over his muscles, and- hope 're turns.that after all he need, not look' forward to permanent disablement. France has saved two million ster ling in pensions to, her disabled sol diers by such'treatment, sending the men- back into" the rank3 of industry -as wage-earners. And England ? A small beginning is being made. But at first it is only officers who will be treated, and one longs to be able to pour money into the coflerte .of the Physical Clin...
Mining Notes [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
Mining: Notes South Gorman Co~1750ft ,maia level e.xtd to 1172ft from main crosscut, reef 5ft | values 4 to 5d\vt»; in last firing out out i crosscourse which has thrown reef to west Intermediate level; No % stopa reef 4ft showiug minerals aud free gold values 8 to lOdwta; So 4 stope reef 3£ft valuea 6 1 toSdwts- Crashed 827 tons for a y ield of I of 75 oz8 17dwts. j
MINERS' ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
I I MINERS' ASSOCIATION The half- yearlr meeting of members of I the above was held at the office last uipht when thero wore present Messrs Bryson I (president), Stacey, Kerden, housing, Cook i Waterson. BucklauJ, Orren, Best, Iluish J Williams, Baker and Gaynor. j The report and balance sheets published I in full in our last issue, wero adopted, ! Regretful reference was made to the death of the late treasurer (H. Morris > and it was resolved to forward a letter of condolence to the widow and family. A discussion ensued in reference to the men losing a shift at Oswald's mine when the 44 hours week was first introduced, it being pointed out that the agreement should not have been sent by the general secretary until aigaed by every oompany, and in consequence 12 men, througa no fault of their own and being true to their union principles, lost 10s 6d each. I£ the company recognised the increased wages they should have stood to the d&lt;l hours aa 9 well, It was finally reso...
A TALL ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
A T^ALIj ORDER. An old Highland sergeant was go ing his rounds in the barracks one night to see-that all lights were out. Coming to a room where he thought he saw a light shining, he roared out "Pit oot that licht there I" One of the men shouted back, "It's the mime, sergeant. !" Not hearing very well, the sergeant cried in return, "I dinna care a brass button what it is ! Pit it oot !"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
■ The entiles for the. Boxing Day ? ' at Campbell's Creek, p.ve in !L"bands cf the secretary (Mr Fred '-•(nfeelrcF-un), and they constitute !w best e ver recebea by the race c! \ Ga lopers from ali oyer the c -e are catered, and the trot also £. :?d V7e)l, while the pony entrants c is itute a record, \ quiet but pretty wedding *as c -orated at St. Patticks Church, j, utcae, on November 29th, when j> J, E. NeviU, third eldest son of "*■?/.seed tVe late hit J, NeviU, of £. ag Gully, Maldon, was married £o Miss Irene Murphy, eldest 4 .gliier of Mr and Mrs Murphy, South Road, Moorabbin. The ve *mony was performed by the jj 7 Father Fallon, and as the b .ntl party entered the church, the v ^ing march was played by Miss £. ;uddigan, friend of the bride. 0 y near relatives of the bride and legroom were present owing Jo th absence of the bride's brother £! •! the bridegroom's two brothers oi« ictive service. The bride, who tv • given away by her father, wore « nart cteam serge costume, w...
BRILLIANT. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
BRILLIANT. The professional humorist was hav ing his shoes shined. . _ "And is votir father a bootblack, too ?" he asked the bor. "No, sir," replied the bootblack, "my father is a farmer." "Ah !" said the professional hu morist, reaching for his notebook. "He believes in making hay while the sun shines."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
FOR SALE-Very Handsome Few Gig Apply J. Moore, Blacksmith. I For Xmas toys, cards, etc, call at Hodge's shop—prices reduced la order to effect a clearance. THERE IS b?sLY- ONE 'SANDER EXTRACT, and t-hal is why tha people insist on getting ir, sn&lt;l why they rr j'vt the many inferior substitutes and the ctnur and frequoutiv . harmful " just as goon.' The toNUIK'E SAN DE K EX TRACT ia free from the objectionable quali [ ins of the common eucalyptus oils and the bo 11 extracts." SAX DIOR'S EX TKA'.'T is the xnoat powerful antiseptic and healing remedy that can to used with safety —it prevents and cures all infectious dis eases—Influenza, C^d", Fftve-, Small-pox, Oiuhtheria, Flatr.itnce, Dyspepsia, Diarr | hoe1, Dysentery end' Kidney troubles ; SArJOltR'S EXTUaCP applied to Ulcers, I Punit*, Bprains, Cuts, Irritable, Itching and i ii.Hameii Skin, givee immediate relief and j cures permanently. 3 drops in a teaspoon j fnl of Codliver Oil i. p. specific for chronci lung affectio...
A DOUBLE "CATCH." [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
A DOUBLE '"CATCH." Although the notice plainly stated that fishing was prohibited there, the angler sat placidly dangling hie line over the stream. The irate keeper, who approached him, was surprised to see that the line was baited with a potato. In an amused voice he asked the intru der what he was doing. "Fishing," was the reply. "You see, my health has be?n upset by financial worries, and I came down here to sec if fresh air would help me." Thinking that perhaps the poor chap was mentally afflicted, the keep er went away without denouncing him. That evening the keeper was in the local tavern, telling his friends about the potato-baited line, when* in walk ed the angler.. "Any luck said the inkeeper kindly. "Oh, fair !" was the reply, as the fisherman opened his basket and dis played a fine catch. "Look here,'" stormed the infuri ated keeper, "you didn't catch tbafc lot with a potato." "Oh, no!" said the angler coolly "That was what I caught you with. It is certainly eaaiw to part...
NO PORTER. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 19 December 1916
NO PORTER. One-armed tramp at kitchen door— "Please, sir, could you assist- a poor man ? I -was a railway porter, and lost my arm on the line." Man of the house—"Just Dome in and shut the door behind you." Tramp obeys. Man of the house—"Now you get out again. You ain't no railway por ter. If you had been, you would have shut that door with a bang that would have broken half the dishes on the kitchen shelves."
Suggestions for the Application of Artificial Manures. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 22 December 1916
Suggestions for the Application of Artificial Manures, 1 The ba.sis of a|) sys mg should be farmvam n ^^ur tifici*l manures should : ar" to supplement it. bv . crops the stimulus 0f " to th&lt; and readily av.iiable «*W» Their use enables the i-lrm s' rerve his supply OJ' far,nv.irrf r" for the crops which ^K-riallv 'it b.v the application of bulk,""'" gftiiic material. ' °i" The following: suggest ions arc . tended to be merely SUggos C to serve aS a ro„gh who may |H- in doubt ns , fertiliser or mixture of fertiiis,,.*"*1 stions. and be applied wiih the greatest rin^rs n ,l,'«Pti#s pect of good results. >ann^s have been in the habit ' ' a system of manuring and «re ' ficd with the results obtain ... -*». ha«i better abide by the pract.c. their experience has proved which to their soil. although i, niav well to try. a chang© on a MiuUn(,r" tion of their Held for the snj comparison. Also, fJ,B re-on,^ lions are intended for soils of 0rdi ary character ; unusual soils roJ^ ...
CHAPTER XVII [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 22 December 1916
CH \PTKU XVII ' 1 * . As it drew-near. w:c .sawi^tha^it, (■ was loaded nearly -to ■ the water[s-;> edge. -Ross was steering, ,while four j sailors tugged fiercely at .the oais ■ Tackle had been riggvd^fioni. theJ main's aid foi hoisting th(j''s>tufl The* wind had entir«*I\ (lic'd -awaj, and the brig barcl v moved- .on- theJaligh t swell. Evorvthmg was calculated lor.; the. succcssfol completion >of: ihc nob.-[ When the boat drew, up alongside, she .was made fast, the ■-bucketswere 1 ■lowered, and the transfer of the trea-i sure to ihc '.Nanet' began. As: thev j swung^over the .r;deck, Jack- and VI;:t. each -carryinga bucket fill>hurrieU^ below and stowed the gold in — the : stout, closet in his .state-room. rl he j money was heavy- ;• work as hard lis ! ■wc could, it was after ;midnight, when the last boatload appeared.. ' At niv earnest request, which Har ding. somewhat to m.v- surprise, agreed to without, remonstrance, the first, mate 'was now ordered to take charge of...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) TREASURE FOUND -A BRIDE WON. PART NINE-CHAPTER XVI. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 22 December 1916
(AUL RIGHTS RESERVED.) TREASURE FOUND -A BRIDE WON. ^ BY GEORGE E. GARDNER. £ :'a&RT ..JffXE.-CHAPTKll XVI.' 'i'hc men obeyed. The work went qji in silence, broken only- by lhe .sound of the pick and spado below, nnd &lt;hc rat tie of the coins as I po»r ed them 011 the ground. In two hours twenty buckets, closely packed with Spanish doubloons, with a .sprinkling of silver, were sent tip,, and at least half a ton... of gold lay heaped before me, whose value could not be less than 0110 hundred thou sand [pounds. Never, before, perhaps, did men fiecomc rich so suddenly. It was like.a dream. Yet the dirty mass looked extremely dull and pro • saic, and there was cortainly noth .ing romantic about the process: if was like hauling, up so much coal or iron. The last Hvo bTUckeis >verc" tilled with badly-battered-'silverware; '"old drinking .'goblets" out of "which. "no doubt, • many ■ a health had been drained ?; to^ pjrat^, ijchitf- or-1 luring' mistress": rrdelicatcly-...
AN IMPROVED MILK-CAN. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 22 December 1916
AN IMPROVED MILK-CAN. (.•Journal of A^icu't^e."),. The damage to milk-cans railway and- other means accentuated by earless »nd tiauslv rough handling, is - ^ No. on.y handicap the farmer m his rn&lt; i lo deliver milk in a sound condition. hut is a drain on his P''0^ ^ to the frequent, iv,.airs neto«,.&lt;aUd and the short life of cans treatment. The buttered condition J many cans, especially those used for citv milk supplies, quite prevents their Mf cleaned m a P"P? ner The. farmer is. blamed foi de fects in condition or flavour o. his milk; which arc sometimes enure > due to his vans being so badl> knocked about that, the carnage of milk in them in * sanitary state .s rendered impossible. • ' The invention of a can which «il withstand rough treatment - that mav be dented and yet will retain a smooth interior surface-is much. o be desired. It would appear tha just .such a can has been invent^ bv an officer of the Department-Mr \ T P. Hubbard, inspector of sto ...
CHAPTER XVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Maldon News — 22 December 1916
CHAPTER XVIIT. | My attention was fully occupied with my own situation. An athlete . nt .school, T had always cultivated , my strength, hut .strong though I was. I realised in an instant, that [ j was no match for my antagonist, j However, a consuming hatred, whose ( intensity seemed to double at con i tact wilh the man, enabled me to j struggle furiously. At first Morgan i tried to hurl mo to the fleck : but T was skilled enough in wrestling to prevent this. Changing his tactics, he suddenly lifted me bodily and staggered towards the rail. He was about to throw me overboard. The moment J found myself in the air and saw his design, my plan was formed. Relaxing all my muscles, T hung a dead weight on his arms, but quietly tightened m.y clinch upon his clothing. A moment and we were at the rail. The brig. her wheel abandoned, was rolling helplessly in th«* trough of •the sea. the sails beating furiously, against the masts. Then Morgan, drawing me close to his body, with n mighty effor...