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IS WAR DECLINING? [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
IS WAR DECLINING ? During the nineteenth century r.SG batt.li-!? were fought. This is exclud ing all the smallei engagements, which, if reckoned along with the rest, bring the total to 8,102-that is, eighty-one battles per year, or a fraction over one and a half every week during the full hundred years. Our battlegrounds were spread over the following nineteen countries : France, India, Austria, Russia, Bel gium, Egypt, America, Ashanli, Sou dan, Afghanistan, China, New Zea land, Zululand, Persia, Abyssinia. Burmuh, Mashonaland, Corea, and the Transvaal. How many battles will be recorded by future historians for the present twentieth century it is impossible to say. But if the great war drags on indefinitely, it is very possible that last century's total will be eclipsed. Many a man's best thoughts ap pear in yesterday's paper.
CROSSING THE STREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
CROSSING THE STREAM. In view of the Russian Army's rapid advance, despite unfavourable land conditions, it is interesting tu note the modes of transit employed. When Russian cavalry cross rivers or streams the men are sent over in dependently of the horses, which are collected and driven in a body into the water, tho direction being given by a few troopers who are good swimmers, and who cross holding on to the horses' manes. The Russians claim that this method has' the double advantage of taking only half the time which would otherwise he occupied in cross ing n river, and of fatiguing the horses far less. To prevent the horses breaking away, and thus delaying the forma tion of the troops after the passage, the troopers who go over with the horses, instead of at once crossing to the opposite bank, halt near the middle of the stream and form a chain along that part of the river. It is found that the animals, afur their swim, take their places in the ranks! without giving trouble.
Special Sheep Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Special Sheep Sal .J. MeNamara and Co. report k!:'v ing a very successful sale of s'ne&D the Corporation yards, Sbeppi'::: on Friday, 28th ulfc., on ne. Mess: Puliar and nephew, Ardmona, wbs; 6,500 sheep were yauivd to a v;:V; large attendance of di.-triofc and side buyers. The ewes u-rre n'"; lots, hue the hand fet-dint: milu;i:-' to tv certain extent ng.iinst big prif buyers beting dubious of the laui\ under the circumstances. The ?> dumb was good, and all exee; lines were sold at the follo«in_ tation ;-285 xb ewes, 6 it mi 5 " Lincoln rams joined Decr-mbi lil ; 518 xb ewes, risinu S th coins and Leicester.? joined D bi-r, 23s 73 ; 446 xb ri~i r and 8 th, in iatnb, 23s od ; 3!-' i".vcs, 6 ami 8 th, Shi op rams December, 20- 10.i ; 319 xb >? ami 6 th, Lincoln* j .inrd "mi IV cernher, 22s 9d ; 365 iir.-t cross ri-ing 4,0 and S in, Lincoln? it:: Leicester joined middle t.f .Tai-my 20s Id ; 279 xbted ewes, Li j 4ned liist .January, 20s lii ; K: merino ewes, 4 and 6 th, r...
FRENCH PRAISE FOR BRITAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
FRBNCH PRAISE FOR BRITAIN. Napoleon once said that the Brit ish troops "stood like stone walls," and he added : ".England is tho most constant, the most powerful, the most generous of my enemies." In the Peninsular War Marshal Soult once wrote to Napoleon : "Curse these English 1 They never know when tliey are beaten. For I pierced their centre, I turned both flanks, I had them at my mercy-and still they did not run \" Bcaugaud, one of Napoleon's gen erals, once declared, "The English infantry is the best in the world ; it is fortunate there is no more of it." General Fox wrote after Waterloo that "nothing could shake the im movable British squares. One would have been tempted to believe that they had struck roots into the earth if the battalions had not swept ma jestically forward a. few minutes af ter the going down of. the sun and given to Wellington the most decisi.-e' victory of the age." The same general once also sighed: "Ah, the English soldier possesses the most precious of...
Church Notices. ST. LUKE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Ulmrch Notices. ST. LUKE'S CJUP.OII OF ENGLAND June 13-2nd Sunday after Trinity. Dookie College, 9 a.m. Uorcicg , Prayer Dookie, 11 a.m., Morning Prayer Pine Lodge North, 3 p.m. iMy £f.. Communion. Dookie, 7.30 p.m. Evensonu". Preacher-Thb KI'ctok. Thursday; choir practice, 8 jun. The Lord Bishop of Wno^r Its will visit this district at the hm ^ of the year for confiriiMt'on. Any adult3 who are disposed to can aider the matter of confirmation enjoined to confer with the Rector. Wednesday, 8.30 a.tn , ChiTtl>en's Class in St. Luke's, Dookie. Next Vestry Meeting on Tuesday, June 29th, at 8 p.m.
A DOG'S SIXTH SENSE. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
DOG'S SIXTH SKNS1 Human being?, us in wcil known, ! ! boast five denses ; hut. the scientists I argue t.lmt the (low goes 0:10 lietter, mid possesses sii. What this sixth sense ia has long puazled the best authorities. It is something more than 11u> mere sense of smell, ;>.s the following instances show. It is possible, tor instanc.', for a (log to make its way into a tro.vd of people and pick out its master. In so doing the animal uses its sense of smell, but there is another quali fication to be accounted fur. rases have frequently been reported when: dogs, after being taken Ion;; journeys by train, have been lost amid their new surroundings, eventually ro liiui their way home again. Such a case is that of a retriever, which was taken by train to St. Albans, but, leaving its new home shortly after arrival, returned to its home at Highgate Hill. It took the little retriever two days to cover the distance, and the dog was well nigh exhausted when it reached'Highgute Hill, llou...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. WHAT THE PANAMA CANAL COST [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
WORLD-WIDE NOT WHAT THE PANAMA CANAIJ COST Tlie total length of the canal is I only 50 mileB, but it will mean a | saving in distance for vessels Koing from New York to San Francisco ol | no fewer than 9,540 miles, for round ? Cape Horn the route is 14,8-10 miles, ; nml through the canal 5,D0i) miles. From other parts of the world enor- , mous time-saving, too, will be effect- : etl. A vessel leaving Liverpool for 1 San Francisco, and going from the Mersey through the canal, will only have to - cover 7.S57 miles, against 13,250 round the Horn-a saving of nearly 50 per cent., or 7,Mil'; miles. The time of the passage through the canal iy put at 8 to 10 hunts, and ' through the series; of wonderful locks at hours. The total number of men employed on the historic wurls was 4(1,000. Other ligures are equally astounding, including the estimated total cost of ,£75,000,001).
Fatality at Cosgrove. Caniambo Farmer Killed. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Fatality ut Cos-rovo. Caniambo Fanner Killed. IS pohert Alexander, nged about; Msfe met his death m tragic |g J^.^ncos on Monday after Si "T,3-wears that decoded, who ], 'i hvded his spring-cart with KPI ,"",-/S| nied for home, riding on the load. He had gone I® 'a -nsnrtor of a mile, when a I ", i ihe cait went into a rut. - liV caused bisn to over-balance 5#- ? ! to ibo ground, his head 0, uirec/ly in front of the !iicli passed over it, caw* ... ; ;-,;i fa noons d ea t3). |?. ......-.bono message was im despatched for Dr. Ocokio, who hod just §|I the train, but the tt ij.' i.;, :'irate man had Jong passed i - Mil liii'ai aid. ?4$ ; ,.;!iiy cast quite a gloom 81 ...... ))". neighltorhood, as Mr. jg|. .\'t; Was highly respected M ... !) known throughout the yjf Jj-'.'t; . t. i.e. with his brothers, bav ..:>}rajrf;« in farmingoper lp die Caniambo sido of |g| h;-.r I iany years. Deceased IBs r' man, and the deep si ;;; is expressed for his r;.iativ's ^ - Pt ;..i, in&lt;|iie...
WHAT AMOS WORE. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
WHAT AMOS WORE. Amos Whitaker, a miserly million aire, was approached by a friend who used his most persuasive powers to have him dress more in accordance with his station in life. "I am surprised, Amos," said the friend, "that you should allow your self to become shabby." "But I'm not shabby," firmly in terposed the millionaire miser. "Oh, but you are," returned his old friend. "Ilcmembcr your father. He was always neatly, even elabo rately dressed. His clothes were al ways finely tailored and of the best material." "Why," shouted the miser, trium phantly, "these clothes I've j.;ot on were father's !"
Sensational Accident. Motor Car and Jinker. Miraculous Escape. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Sensational Accident. Motor Car and Jinker. Miraculous Escape. Last Saturday night, between ? and 8 o'clock, Messrs Stan, and Richard O'Brien, accompanied by their sister Grace, were driving to war I Dookie in a jinker, and when near the Cosgrove State School, encountered a motor-car driven by Mr. Tnthill, of Numur kah, travelling in tho opposite direction. Tho night was dark, hut both vehicles carried lights. When rearing each other, from soriv u ^accountable cause, the horse ri-uvd and swerved right in front of tho.car, with the result that .'lie animal's off hind eg wus broken by the force of tho eol lison. Tho occupants of tho vehicle were thrown on to the roadway, one brother being shot right over the car, the others being 011 the j other side. The two men, except for tho "hump," were uninjured. Miss O'Brien, however, was less fortunate, she sustaining a badly sprained wrist and severo lacera tions to the side of her face. Mr. Tuthill immediately turned his car and drove Miss O...
The Truth About Cows. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
The Truth About Gows. + Some time ago a schoolmaster in a | country school asked bis pupils to . write an essay on cows. Here is the "elloi't" of n farmer's son : | The cow is a no-hull and kine hoarted creature. The man who looks after cows is ' called a cow-herd, but he is no cow ard who looks after cows. t Cowes has A. regatta every year ; yet the cow is not a nautical animal. It is not true that she steers with hor udders. It is reported that tiie cow sat at the head of the table in the Ark (so say ark-cow-ologists), because she was the only animal t,hat could calve. The cow is a gi>od mother, and will look calf-ter her calf. Cows rarely ride in carriages, but a fine calf has frequently been seen descending from a tramcar. Cows exist by . means of the ox ygen in the atmosphere. (I got this from a professor at Ox-ford). By the cow is the milk made. T know this to be true, far I have seen the milk-maid by the cow. The cow has been introduced into song. There is an old song call...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
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An Appeal. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
An Appeal. ? ami ; yea To the Editor. Sin,-Permit me to appeal to public of the district for old linec use in the hospitals, so much fc; necessary. Any kind, from old hi kerchiefs to shirts, will he ucc.-pn ui he washed free Iron] blue, wi'b scams cut ui'f. P,.reels ean be M Mr. Tiicey's shop in time (or 'n-xt meeting on Wednesday, :i ?] line. We in this society sire endu ing to do nil we CUD, will you help us in this way ? For the ; of our wounded and dying iren .L.-e asking so little from you, c IJired with what thev are d -Yours etc.. FLORENCE M. NOBLC. President Dcokie District U Keel Orosa Soniety
The Recorder. "Unwarped by prejudice, Unbiassed by faction, Irrespective of nationality or creed, Justice mere we out impartially to all." THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
CCbe IRccotoec, ! 'AY, .) 0 I'j JO, 1015. Committee ini.l-t-iuof Dookio race club Saturday night, at Uookiu Hotel to select delegate !o attend North Eastern District .Racing Associa tion. Messrs J. MiiNiimn.ru, and Go's Katandra stock sale to-day. Sc-vcr.J lines of stock will bo forward. A ball in aid of the funds of the Yabba North Football Glub is to be beld in Mr B. Gawne's burn on Wednosduy, Juno 30th, Special attention i3 directed to the large special stock sale to be held by Messrs ,J. McNamara and Go. and Peck Sons and Biggar at Shepparton on Friday, ISth dune. The yarding will comprise some exceptionally good lines of crossbred and merino ewes, in forward condition; also orossbred weaners. MeBsra Green, Manning and Co. hold their St. James stock sale nest Tuesday, loth. Woods' Great I'eppmiiint Cure, For Coughs anil CoMs, never fails, Is Gil. Entries for the Numurkab Belgian Race Glub meoting close on Saturday, 12th. The races are to bo held on Saturday, 19th inst. Mr G. T. ...
ON GUARD. ABOUT ACTIONS OF THE FORWARD LINE OF THE REAR. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
OK GUARD. ABOUT ACTIONS UK TI-iK FOU Y' WtD I.INJS AN11 OK THR REAR. Any forco marching against an I enemy is preceded by an advance guard, the strength of which, al though varying in circumstances, i3 ! usually about one-sixth of the total ' force. 1 Thus, a column of 0,000 men would throw out an advance guard about 1,000 strong. The duties of the advance guard are to prepare the way for the force in rear : for' example, by repairing bridges that have been destroyed, or iiuilding fresh ones, destroying "ob : stacU-s," to guard the main body from surprise, to drive ofi the ene ? my's scouts or patrols, to gain in formation about the enemy, while preventing him from obtaining any and, linally, if necessary, to take up i a defensive position, and hang on to it like grim death until the.-main body has time to come into action. For these purposes any advance guard is divided into van guard and ' main guard. The van guard is usual ly composed of cavalry or mounted infantry, and its chief...
Appropriate Part. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Appropriate Part. ''W>» __ __ is 1 "What pawt Uave you-aw-weeer ved foh me, Miss Coacliem ?" asked young Sapleigh of the fair manager ess of the amateur theatricals. "Why, really, Mr. Sapleigh," she replied-Miss Coaehem, it will V>« ob served was a very tactful young lady -"I'm afraid we quite forgot about you, and now-how very unfortunate, -all the parts have been assigned." Young Saploigh's eyeglass clatter ed to the floor, and bo dejected be camo his mien that even Miss Coach em's cunning heart melted some what. "By the way," she continued, "I believe the part of the heroine's father is still vacant. Perhaps that would BUit you ?" Young Sapleigh's face brightened visibly. "The pawt," he said, "is weally of little-aw-consequence, doncher know provided that I'm one of the-aw actahs. Er-aw-what am I-aw supposed to do in tbe pawt ?" "Well," replied the manageress, who had hoped to steer clear of this question, "since the whole plot de pends on the heroine being an or phan, I'm ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
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Increase of Stamp Duties. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 10 June 1915
Increase o:r Dntiefi. For a pcrim] of four years from the firsc of July .next the stump duty payable 011 receipts of ,£:> and over will be 2d, on bills of exchange drawn in Victoria and payable in Victoria, 011 promis sory notes, on settlements and on deeds of gift the stamp duty will be twice the amount now pay able. On transfers and conveyances on sale of real r.r.iperty tin- rate has been increased from 5s for every £50 or fraction thereof; after the first £50 to 10--. The stamp duty payable on cheques, on drafts payable on de mand. 011 oniors to pay money. 011 leases and on transfer of leases, on contract notes and on bills of lading has no! been in creased. Foreign and inter-Stale bills of exchange which, were exempted from payment of stamp duty in the year 1908 will, from the .1st July next, again require to he stamped. The new 2d. duty stumps as well as the new promissory note forms will be avail.mie i'o/ pur chase at (.-very post ul'a'.e iln'oiK'.h i:nt the tr'tate on and...