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Meadow Fete. SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
Meadow Fete. SUCCESSFUL, EFFORTS. The popular annual event in connection with Holy Trinity Church opened yesterday under most favourable circumstances. The weather just suited life in a large marquee lit up with coloured lanterns and (airy lamps. There was a large, good-humored, sociable crowd, the ladies predominating, of course. A number of stalls, daintily arranged, gave token of the careful preparation that had been made by the lady workers, and it was due to the assemblage that those efforts did not go a-begging. The Me chanics' Band played several spirited airs as a rally-up, and the President of the Shire (Cr W. Mathieson) performed the opening ceremony. He thanked them for the invitation to be present, and appre ciated the honour. It gave him great pleasure to congratulate them on the fine building recently erected, and he understood the proceeds of the Fete would be devoted towards the liquidation of the debt that had been incurred. (Hear, hear.) The ladies connected with t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
' Fair fortuue iu au hour's flight, i May gladness bring lo hearts forlorn; l And oft a dark and 6tormy night, , Is followed by a smiling morn. Thus, deadly croup, which parent dread, And anguished children oft endure— Is iu an hour resolved and sped, , By aid of Woods' Great Peppermint Cure 1
Kitchener and Carson. ULSTER LEADER STRIKES TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
Kitchener and Carson. ULSTER LEADER STRIKES . TROUBLE. " Torch " : "An interesting item of news, which, strange to say, did not find a place amongst the war cables published in the great Aus tralian dallies, aud which explains why Ireland has been given a berth by Anti-Home Ruler Sir.E. Carson, since the outbreak of hostilities in Europe. Immediately following on his ap pointment to the Army Council, Kitchener, as Director of Martial Law, requested that certain promi nent public men, Carson amongst them, should be called before the Council with a view to inducing them to follow a certain line of action. Of those invited to attend before the council on a specified day Carson was the only one who had the temerity to ignore the invi tation, with the consequence that when he arrived at his office the following morning he found an armed guard at the door waiting to conduct him before Great Britain's War Lord. The businesslike atti tude of his compnlsory escort, induced Carson to promptly...
AUSTRALIANS GIFT OF BLANKETS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
australians' gift of blankets. TO- THE EDITOR. Sir,—It has been suggested to me by several friends that effort in this direction has been limited by my putting the matter before the public through the medium of one newspaper only. Certainly through not having a typewriter at my dis posal and friends dropping in while writing my intention of ad dressing more than one paper at the time was abandoned, but I hope that it is not loo late yet to spread the appeal broadcast through Aus tralia. Every aspect of this bar barous war foretells a long and bitter struggle, and no doubt blankets will be welcomed by the home military authorities right through, and the ready manufac tured article must have a special value from now until the middle of | March, considering the unavoidable wastage through forced movements of troops and the benumbing rigour of the European winter. Austra lians, from their geographical posi- ' tion, can do a great thing now that no other country in the world can emulate,...
Correspondence. ELECTRICITY v. GAS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
Correspondence. ELECTRICITY v. GAS. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Your correspondent in Tuesday's paper- rather overdid the thing. Had he said gas was tqually cheap or even a little cheaper, he might bs.ve raised an arguroent.but when he says in the matter of light that electricity costs twice as much as gas, and in the iriatter of heat no Jess than five times that of gas, in both cases for an equivalent service, his anx iety is surely greater than his reason and his figures on a par with a statement which appeared in the Independent lately as reprinted from the Ararat " Adver tiser," viz!, that the cost of install ing two lights was to be j£27 7/6. - This inav have been a misprint. but ia quite as sensible as the statements made by " Ratepayer." If there were reason in that which be states, why is electricity used anywhere. In Melbourne gas is supplied at under 5/ per thousand, stiil electricity is more largely used. I arf not surprised that he should try, even though unsuccess -ully^to^hido...
Cricket. WANGARATTA V. BENALLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
WANGARATTA V. BENALLA. Lovers of good cricket should witness something above the aver age for country cricket to-morrow, when Wangaratta (always active, on the offensive and stubborn a£ defenders) come to Benalla to do battle with our local team on one of the finest turf wickets iu the Victorian provinces. The local team will be selected from the fol lowing :—Buttler, Barklamb, Find ley, Brown (2), Walters, Arm strong, M'Namara, Proud, Piatt, Barbour and Seamark. Player.' are requested to be on the ground at 1.30 p.m. sharp. Afternoon tes will be provided as usual by the ladies.
Impressions of America. BY RETURNED TOURING JOURNALIST. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
Impressions ot America. BY RETURNED TOURING JOURNALIST. Amongst recently returned tour ists is Mr. Clias. Walker/journalist, who was ia America at the out break of war, and who gives many interesting impressions of the mind and condition of American people. In conversation Mr. Walker re marked that one needed to be in America at such a time to realise" fully the mighty solidarity of the British Empire. In the land of the Stars and Stripes almost immedi ately after the outbreak of the war the financial difficulties were enor mous. There was nane of that calm confidence in the financial in stitutions that had been displayed in England, while the industrial i-ffect was immediate, hundreds and 'housands of men being thrown out of employment within two or three weeks of the outbreak of hostilities. There was a great deal of boasting about the war being America's opportunity, but it made a Britisher feel prcud to ficd that while Americans were "talking big" British travellers had invaded ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 4 December 1914
DEATH. HALL. —Emma, the dearly loved wife of Mr. Ben. Hall, of Goorambit, aged 54 years, after a very short and pain- ful illness. Died in peace with Jesus. BEREAVEMENT NOTICE. MR. and MRS. GEORGE HUTCH- INSON, of Ryan's Creek, de- sires to express their sincere THANKS to their many friends for their acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy, especially Dr. Barrington and Nurses Corbett and Ryan, in their recent sad bereavement.
Phases of the Moon. August. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Phases of the Moon. 0 " Aucust. Firpt quarter, Friday 28tli September. Full moon, Saturday htli Last quarter. Sunday 13lh -New moon, Sunday 2iitli First quarter. Saturday 26tlj . JOCTOBER. Full moon, Su'-day 4th Last quarter. Mondav 12th New moon, Monday 19tb First quarter, Monday 26th November. Full moon, Tuesday 3rd Last quariei, Wednesday 11th New inoon, Wediiesdav-lSth First quarter, Tuesday 24th
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
TO OUR "READERS. 0 The editor will ciuefully peruse al communr-rations sent, whether they be iii political, social, or other form, and they will he treated ns strictly con fidential. All items must, however, be well authenticated, and from a reliable source. All communications' will be acknowledged in the correspondence columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts about people such as deaths, marriages, social events, etc. ; in fact on all events, will be carefully read and, if suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible, and you may help us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write on one side of tlie pnper only
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Cyclists and Motor Cyclists TRY— J. Dunstan, Cycle & Motor Engineer, Bridge St-1 Benalla, For Any Class of Repairs. l.i|;l t Turning aud Fining, Elc. Cycles Built to Older from £6 10/. Motor Cycles from £55 10/. Frices Right. Woiknunsbip Absolutely Guaranteed. Agent for Edison Phonographs & Records GUNS REPAIRED. I'OOKSELI.EKS & STATIONERS. and AUTHORISED NEWS AK5ENTS, (I.me H. M. King), BRIDGE STREET, BENALLA. For the Latest BOOKS, PAPERS, . • MUSIC, ' MAGAZINES. Write, Wire rr Call. jas. weatheeill; BAKER, 1 PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER. "-•'(Two-boors from National'Banic.j • CATERING CATERING F01 Sooinlf, & Wedding Breakfasts, ' SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Agency Company Australasia Limifei Head Office : 113 Quecn-Stree MELBOURNE. The Company's maximum Commission on the capital value of an estate is 2*4 ptr cent. Dirkctoks: Hon. Walter Madden, Chairman and Managing Director. Edward Fitzgerald, Esq., LL.L). Michael Mornane, Esq. Hon. Duncan E. McBryde, ...
Seed Wheat Advances. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Seed Wheat Advances. A meeting of ihe sub-committee ■>f the Cnbinet, appointed to deal with the quesf'on of assistance to settlers iu the dronght-stticken irens, was held on Saturday, and it was decided to proceed without delay with the further necessary inquiry to permit of advances for seed wheat being made. Arrangements have been mfde tor special Boaids to sit at the place ind time set out in our advertising columns for the purpose of dealing with applications for Feed wheat ad vances. Persons needing assistance will have 'he opportunity of appear ing at any of the places listed, when heir applications will be received, evidence, advances made if the applications are approved, and ilie necessary securities thken. Appli-. cants should be prepared as Jar as possible to place their licences or leases in the hands of the Board. ■ It is to be clearly understood that 'he Government has no intention of providing seed wheat supplies for i hose w ho are in a position to help hemselves....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
The distress of t. NATIONS. BY PASTOX RUSSELL. Text: "Upon the earth distress of na tions with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing tiuiu for fear, and for looking after those tlungd that are coming on the earth." (.Luke 21, 25-20.) , • Xever was there such a war a* l.icie is at the present time. Peculiar con ditions hars arisen, more BO than has over keen known before in the history of ihe world With the utter destruction of civilisation impending, present conditions aeom to take on a peculiar force as we think of what relationship God has to ali tfhe.«c matters. On every hand prayers for pcacc are ascending: to God. Some are praying for the success of the Allied armies—which means the slaughter of the Germans, Aus trians and Hungarians; others are praying for just the reverse; still others are pray ing tbat the war shall not go on. -A3! thid •how* prrc.it confusion of thought. Hotr could all these prayers be heard T ine blaster has told us that we arc to...
THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY. "Stands close to all But leans on none." TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1914. Local and General News. "The Distress of Nations." [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
THIS BcnaEIa Mcpsukm. PmiMSHHn on Tuksoavs ar;n Friday "Stamis close to all But k-mis on none." TUKSDAY, DRCKMHER 8, 19i&lt;». Local 2nd General News. '' The Distress of Nations." A highly interesting sermon, dealing with the present war and its relntion to prophecy, preached by Pastor Russell, appears on our fourth page. It is well worthy perusal by all sinners like ourselves. Fat Heifer, Some extra interest.will be mani fested in the doings at the saleyards to-day. A fat heifer has been donated by Mr. Alex. Mc.Nichol son to the Belgian Meat Fund, and this will be put up for sale by Watts, Tnrnbull & Co. at 1 o'clock sharp. No doubt there will be something approaching sensational bidding for that heifer. Raspberries. Jack Clark announces the present is the time for securing ripe rasp berries. See advt, Treg's. Special Christmas attractions are now being shown at Treg's, the. leading drapers. A large range of "go°ds suitable' for' Christmas^pre sents ; also toys of e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
rriHE WHITE HOUSE (late Browu, A Corke & Co.), Nuun-street, opp. Say's, Chemist. New Season's Dresses and Costumes, A fine assortment of Ladies' and Children's Underclothing at my lew prices. "Natura" Home Treatment for Women and Children. Will Indies kindly note that the next visit to Ilenalla of the lady representa tive of the "Natura" Health Co., Mel bourne, will take place on TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER, when shemay be seen nt the Benalla Hotel from 10 to 8 oti Tuesday ; 10 to 6 Wednesday. I„adies ill ill-health are stronuly advised to con sult her and learn lioiv good health may be restored to you by meaus of the wonderful •'Natura" Home Treat ment, that has cured so manv thousands of wotneu and girls of troubles peculiar to their sex. The consultation will cost them nothitip, and may save them years of unnecessary pain and misery. Meanwhile send 2d postnge for free Hetlth Guide for Women and Girls to Dept. BEI,. "Natura" Health Co., &lt;19 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne...
OBITUARY. MISS MARY T. DALTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
OBITUARY. MISS MARY T. DALTON. A young woman, Miss'T. Daltou, aged 23 years, daughter of Mr. Ed. Dalton', police officer, citw, and niece of Mr W. Dalton, Baddagin nie, died from tuberculosis at a Benalla private hospital on Sunday last. The mortal remains were conveyed to the morning train yes terday for Melbourne, Mr W. Abbott atteuding to arrangements at this end.
Rational Costume. MYSTERIOUS CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Rational Costume. MYSTERIOUS CASE. When the Albury Police Court was opened on Monday morning there was observed seated on a chair before the dock what ap peared to be a youth of slender proportions. However, when the roll was called by Senior-Sergeant Blackburne, the " youth " answered to the name of Frances Mattheson, under which title she was charged with having no lawful " visible means of support. Senior-Sergeant Blackburne in formed the P.M. that he wished to apply for a remand. "The person before the court," said the senior sergeant, "is a female in boy's clothes, and we want to make in quiries about her to see, if we can find her friends," r--. The P.M.: Do you wish to say anything ? Defendant: No. The P M : You are remanded for seven days. From inquiries made it appears that the "person" in question arrived in Albury a week or two ago. She wtnt under the name of " Jack West," and put up at a local hotel. Her luggage consisted of no more than a brown paper parcel. A few night...
Agricultural Colleges. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Agricultural Colleges. In-his report for the month .of November the principal of the Dookie Agricultural College (Mr Pye) states that the college-bred wheat " Moira," a tallstrawed variety, has so far yielded best, viz., 9 bushels per acre. A few crossbreds will probably exceed this yield and may produce as much as 14 bushels. A large demand for seed wheat has set in, but until the harvest is over the amount of seed available for distribution will not be known. The varieties most sought are Federation, Currawa, Improved Steinwedel, Common wealth and Yaudilla King. The sample of wheat so far harvested is very fair, the colour good, and in the case of the Comeback variety the gr&lt;dn is plump. The husks caught from the harvester are steamed and fed to the stock. A number of pigs have been sold during the month, the highest price yielded being ^8 8s. Three consignments of 143 game cross chickens were sold in the open market and averaged 7s 3d per pair, .the maximum price being...
A Bad Run [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
A Bad Run Mr. A. G. Colson, of South Wangaratia, farmer has had more than his share of bad luck recently (says the "Chronicle"). He was taking the harness of! a draught mare when she suddenly staggered away and fell dead. She was valued at ,£30, progeny from her having realised as high as ,£73 a head. Then, while driving two horses attached to a dray from Wangaratta lie noticed a bullock of his in a neighbour's crop, so he left the horses standing on the road-side while he turned the animal out of the crop. As the bullock jumped the fence it startled the horse in the shafts, and it bolted ; the leader being compelled to join in the gallop They went in the direction of Mr. Coulson's house, and as they came to the entrance gates the leader went to turn In, but the shafter continued on the straight road, with the result that the leader was thrown down and pulled along for some distance. It sustained severe in juries to the hip and body, and died an hour later. This animal was also valu...