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Correspondence. GAS OR ELECTRICITY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Correspondence. GAS OH ;CL~C THIRTY. TO TIIK KOITor. Sir, — Permit me to correal an error in Mr. E. 15. Carter's Jetter in your lust issue. • Mr—C>ut£r states that in his private house at Rochester " I hail l-i points and used the electric iron. fj.n and heater, and my nvf-nige account was'14/ per month for the year. In Benalla I have 12 nap jets and a ga9 rin«. and I have paid the local Gas Company on an average of 10/6 per month for the last 6 mnrths. These are eery plain facts and prove conclusively that electric light is cheaper than our present gis charges." Now. Sir, as manager of the Gas Co referred to and as Mr. Carter's statements are incorrect respecting the number of gas jets iiiul the amount paid to iny company, I would he obliged if you would allow me spiee to correct them. (Incidentally, let me point out that it i3 an unfair method for comparison of average-^ if the statements made were cor rect, to take the electric lighting average over the whole 12 months, which ...
Benalla Mechanics' Institute. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Benalla Mechanics' Institute. Mr Geo. Walker (president) oc cupied tbe chair at the meeting of the committee held on Wednesday last, the following also being ..pre sent Revi A. McConnan, and Messrs Lambert, O'Toole, W. H. Carter, F. Walker, arid J. Meadows. Mr Charles Summers, architect, was present. Iu compliauce with a resolution passed at a previous meeting Mr Summers produced two plans, one for making a new building out of the old place in Mair street; the other for au altogether new struc ture on the site opposite the post office. The architect left the com mittee in no doubt as to the propo sition he favoured himself, viz., the post office. TliU would be au ad mirable site graced by a fine build-, ing, main entrance, to which would be by an 8ft. vestibule into the central hall, octagonal in shape aud 18ft. in diameter. Entrance will be gained to the various rooms by a 7ft. hall. Tbe billiard room will also have an entrance from the street, and be situated on the left as one en...
The Non-Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
The Non-Advertiser. Breathes there a Man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said: "My trade of late is getting bad, I'll try another two-inch ad." If 6uch there be, go mark him well, ?or hitn uo bank account shall swell, No angel watch the golden stair To welcome him a millionaire; The man who never asks for trade, By local lines or ad. displayed, Cares more for rest than worldly gain And patronage must give him pain. Tread lightly, riends let no rude sound Disturb his solitude profound. Here 1"'. him live in calm repose, Uusougnt by men except he owes, And when liedies, go plant him deep, That naughtmay break his dreamless sleep, Where no rude clamor may dispel The quiet that he loved so well, And that the world may know its loss, Place on his grave a wreath of moss; And on a stone above, "Here lies A chump who wouldn't advertise,"
Postal Intelligence [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Postal Intelligence For the information of our rea ders we herewith publish the new a tea. RATES FOB PLACES IN VICTORIA. * 8. d.' Letters : Half oz. or under 0 1 „ For every oz. 0- 1 Urgent letters : For each" letter in additon to or . dinary postage ... 0 4 Late fee ... 0 1 / Patterns and samples, pac ■ dimensions not to exceed 2ft. in length, 1 ft. foot in depth or width, for every 2 oz. or a fraction thereof ... ... 0 1 Books : For every 4 oz or under up to 51bs ... 0 1 Newspapers: For each newspaper ... ... 0 Newspapers, magazines and publications not ' published in the com monwealth, 2oz ... 0 Post cards : Each ... 0' 1 Reply post cards: Each 0 2 Letter cards 2 for 0 Registration fee ... 0 3 . Parcels, lib or under 0 *6 Parcels, each extra lb. or , under "... " .... 0 3 Parcels Post Within Victoria. Limit we ght 1 lib. Limit of pize 3ft 6in in length, or 6ft in girth and ^ length combined. Postage (to be prepaid by stamps), lib or under 6d. each extra lb 3d. The stamp to V e af...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Auction Sales to come WATTS. TURNBULL & CO Benalla Stock Market-.—Tuesday, December Violet Town Market.—Friday, Dec. 18 Deventsh Stock Market. — Monday, December 28. M. Q. M'NAMARA. Tuesday Et ec- — Benalla Stock Sale ^yATTS, TURNBULL & CO STOCK & STATION AGENTS, Land Financial, Estate Insurance and General Commission Agents. ff Head Office.—BENALLA. Branches?—Violet Town, Mansfield Bnroa, Wangaratta, and Rutherglen. Markets— Benalla, fortnightly, every alternative Tuesday. Devenisb, every fourth Monday. Thoona every first Friday in each month - , Buroa, fortnightly, 2nd and 4th Thurs day. Mansfield, monthly, 4th Friday. Violet Town, monthly 3rd Friday. : Wangaratta, Cattle and Sheep every alternate Thursday. Pigs every &Uernatc Monday, I.OAN8 negotiated. — Money to lend In large or small sums, at lowest rates of interest and charge** VALUATIONS MADE. - G. II. Hagenauer, Managing Partner. C. Tornbuu, Auctioneer and Sworn Valuator. Benalla Stock Market...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
a t" Ettblisliedjo^y^^^ Tuesday and Friday Mornings. Tlie Official Organ of BENALLA WATER TRUST. Subscription 4s. per Quarter. Post Free to Any Address. t" Art Printing Department Is equipped with every appliance necessary for the Speedy Execution of all Orders en OnlyStlie Best Material|Used, and Prices Reasonable. Henri Yallenfcr, Spring and Bummer Goods. Ciheapost, nnd lieat In all ladies' and Children's Underclothing, Blouses, Dresses, &c, Men's Wear: Suits, Hats, Shirts, &c. BOOTS and SHOES . Ladies', Men's and Children's Excellent Quality A Large Assortment. A Share of lour Patronage Solicited. HENRY VALLENPER, Nil 1111-streel, Heiialla. iMipmMmmym&temtitmmMifftimmwitimz'Y&mmimMmsisisftm Steph Tho Post Otrioa QTIB 0118 BGURKE STRH! T, MELBOURNE, SATISFACTION aratitecd, or moiif) promptly refunded. That ii the principle that ....j built tti« liuje I'nib business, tnJ established it in the confidence of the bnyia^ public. &'enornleal tuoih...
GLENROWAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
GLENROWAN. The need for a justice of the peace is severely felt at Glenrowan, and at times, much inconvenieuce is occasioned by the fact that there is not a justice resident in the town. Probably some action will be taken In the near future to have the defect remedied. The matter has b&lt;-en discussed a good deal, lately, and it'is probable that a public meeting will be called to de cide the best action to be taken. The names of several prominent residents have been mentioned as suitable for nomination, and there is indication, that a petition in favour of the appointment of Mr P. Durack will be taken around Glen rowan and district for signature,
ROUND THE DISTRICT. YARRAWONGA. DEVENISH RAILWAY OPPOSED. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
ROUND THE DISTRICT. _ YARR A. WONGA. DEVENISH RAILWAY OP POSED. At Saturday's meeting of the Yarrawonga Agricultural Society Mr C. J. Ryan brought under no tice the action of the people of Devenish in getting a railway officer to inspect and report on the above proposed line of railway. In view of the action taken at the conference at Dookie in the direction of endea vouring to secure the construction of a connecting link between the Dookie and Yarrawonga lines it appeared to.him that the course adopted by Devenish in agitating for a line from Springhurst was extraordinary. Mr Manning said lie had noticed that the proposed line bad been condemned by the departmental officer. The estim ated cost of construction was set down at .£4000 a mile, and the inspecting officer did not . consider it advisable to entertain the sug gestion of the line. The secretary (Mr Parkins) expressed the opinion that the mere fact of the depart mental engineer reporting adversely was rather to the advantage...
At Last! At Last! THE END OF A GREAT BATTLE IN SIGHT. [CONTRIBUTED.] [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
At Last! At Last! THE END OF A GREAT BATTLE IN SIGHT. - [CONTHIBUTKD.] For the past few months a fierce battle has beeu taking- place along the. Broken River, and heavy losses on both the Old and the New side have been recorded. Count Von. Trump has forced his army south west along the river, tight through the Chinese territory, destroying and repulsiug everything that came before them, with their silent six inch maxim guns they have de stroyed thousands of rabbits and native companions. They opened a fierce fire on the old brewery, but failed to knock the bung in. The old regiment, under I,ord Drumstick are on the north side of the river, and fighting at a long range, and have kept up a deadly fire for the last few days. The Kaiser visits the ranks frequently, and consoles his troop by informing them that it. can't last over Boxing Day, al though they are fighting gamely they are weary of the Casey trenches. Much damage has been done along the river by mine-laying and blast ing. A ...
Cricket. WANGARATTA V. BENALLA. GOOD SCORING. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
WANG AR ATTA V. BENALL,A. GOOD SCORING: I The Wangaratta Club paid Ben alla a visit on Saturday, and an 1 afternoon's enjayable cricket was ' played...-The-visitors went to tbe wickets first and'put up the excel lent score of 293 runs for 6 wickets before declaring the innings closed. Of this total Meadway in sttrliug cricket-made 115 before he was well caught by Prowd off A.Brown. Corbett (58) was another tough batsman, and was going strongly when his.bowler caught him. Ben alla made an auspicious opening, Armstrong and Brown taking the crease. Their partnership ran into three figures before separation took place. A. Brown, after rattling up 55 in his best style, including a number of fours, fell victim to a good length ball from Reid. Arm strong's innings—a splendid exhi bition- -closed for 59, Corbett re moving the bails with a cliuker. At call of time the locals had made 146 runs for three- wickets. • , , .' WANGARATrA, - ■ ■ ' Corbett, c and b A. Brown 1.. 5S Gibson, c Barklaui...
A New War Book. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
A New War Book. BY DR. W. H. FITCHETT. The war has been raging for over three months;;and,it is striking how few people can give, even in outline, a connected story of those puzzling, world-shaking months. Therefore, many readers will welcome 1/ book from the pen of Dr. W. H. Fitchett," entitled "The First Three Months of the War." Since Dr. Fitchett wrote "Deeds That Won the Empire." he has been recognised as the most popular writer in Australia of historical and patriotic studies, and his booklet, "The Three Months of "the War," proves that the claim is justified. In a series of graphic and stirring chapters Dr. Fitchett tells the con nected story of the war from the early days of August till the end of the first three months—a story that, for clarity, for insight, for happy phrasing, and for swinging move ment, it would be difficult to sur pass " The First Three Months of the War" is now ready and sells every where for 1/. It contains many full-page illustrations and over 100 pag...
Methodist Centenary. LECTURE BY THE REV. R. DITTERICH. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
LECTURE BY THE REV. R. DITTERICH. : ; The Rev. R. Ditterich, organising secretary of the Centenary Thanks, giving Movement of the Methodist Church in Australia,- arrived in. Benalla oij Friday. Mr Ditterich is visiting all parts of the S'ate for the purpose of raising funds foi - aiding the various institutions and departments connected with—the Church—princip illy for reducing debts on buildings and erecting others. The meetings lie has held in this State have been marked bv a good deal of enthusiasm, and up to the present time upwards of ^'26,000 has beeti promised In Vic toria alone. ^ On Friday evening Rev. Mr Ditterich addressed a public meet ing in the Methodist Church, the subject of his discourse being World Wide Methodism. The ad dress was illustrated by beautiful limelight views. The chair was takeu.by the Rev. O. Cook, and there was a good attendance. Rev Mr Ditterich dealt.largely with the pioneers and herofes of the Church minister in Australia and who' ar rived at Sy'd...
CHRISTMAS CHEER. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
CHRISTMAS CHEER. TO TIIK KDITUR. Sir,—Following our usual cus tom we (the Salvation A'ruiy) are making provision to (jive Christmas cheer to the poor folk. Our f-floris this year will embrace 800 family parcels each containing meat, bread, flour, tea, sugar, sultanas and cur rants. These family parcels are a great boon, and will be distributed on December 24, in time for (.lirist tnas Day. In addition a dinner will be given for adults, together with a treat for 3000 children. The support of our friends throughout the State is earnestly sought, and cheques may be sent to me at:—69 Bourke-Street, Melbourne.— -Yours faithfully, JAMES HAY. Commissioner.
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
. In connection with the trunk tele phone, the following rates >are to be charged for conversation be tween Benalla and other towns con nected K;rst A'bi. First Add . 3tiiin. 3 tinli. 3 miu. 3inin Melbourne ... 1/iO 1/4 .10(1 8d Seymour ... i / 9,1 6d 5d Huron 6.1 5d -4d 3d Violet Town 3d 3d : 3d 3d Itaddaginuie 2d- 2d ?il 2d Winton ... 2d 2d ?1 i\ Glei.ro-.v8ii ... 2d 2d ?| 2d Wangnratta ... 4d 3d 4d . 3d Between Sa. tn .& 7p. in, 7p.m. &8 a.m Cliiltern .. Springhurst... , * AVodonfja ^... J / Beeihworth ... T> WaliKUnyuh... J Rutlierglen ... - Nooramurga "• Goo ram bat ... 7. DevenisU'. ... ?« Tliouna ... (• Buugeet West 4 St. James .. l.ake Rowan... 4i TunuumaU .. • 6i Wilhy ... " 6( Telford ... Si Yarra\von>;n... | Sliepparton . 1 y Dookie ... ]/ Tallhngatta ... 1 / Alliury ... ] CoroH-a ' .. i IVluhvnla .. j
Patriotic and Belgian Funds. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
Patriotic and Belgian Funds. Mr G. H. Hamilton, hon. secre tary of the above funds, acknow ledges receipt of the following ad ditional donations:— PATRIOTIC FUND. -J. E. Nelson ... ... £l 0 0 P, Rebhechi 0 10 0 . M. Kenneally ... ... 0 10 0 Total to date j£1020 0 0 BELGIAN FUND. A. Bower .. 10 6 Children's evening (per Alice Hanlon ... 0 11 6 Total to dale ... 9 6
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
C. D. LAIRD, • AGENT, BRIDGE-ST., BENALLA. Agent for H. V. M'Kay's Sunshine Works I can supply you with all kinds of Machinery. The Sunshine PLOUGHS nml ONK WAY IJISC are guarantee'! to )jive every satisfaction. Sunshine Harvester Is so well known comment is unneces sary. I Guarantee AI,L MACHINERY, and buyers allowed trial before paying. Casn or easy terms. C. D. LAIRD, Bridge-street Printed and published by the Proprietor, J. H. Elshaug, at The Printing Works, Nunn St. Beualla, Iw the Slate of Victoria. Why Should Women Suffer ? Oil' time logic nrcrptnl it ns n matter of cold fact that women were m°de to suffer from girlhood to tlie grave.. What a monstrous doctrine. A book dealing with lie matter of pain and suffetitig n» affecting wointnlolk, and which tells how thousands have been restored, by a 'imole home treatment to permanent beullh after yeers of pain, will be sent free to anyone who cuts out this advt. and sends it to Dent. A. 33, Ladies' College of Health, Plum's Buildin...
War Horrors Told. MAIMED SUFFERERS SEEN. REFUGEE IN MELBOURNE RECOUNTS EXPERIENCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 8 December 1914
War Harrars Told. MAIMED SUFFERERS SEEM. REFUGEE IN MELBOURNE RECOUNTS EXPERIENCES. A young Freuchmaa living iu Armadale has just returned from France, after esc&lt;ping from the Belgian border an hour and a half before the Germans entered Rou baix, where he was located. He states that he saw mutilated refu gees, conversed with ' German prisoners and French wounded, and has carried away some vivid impressions of the war. He is connected with a Melbourne wool firm, and his father is mana ger. It was the business of the firm that took him to France, and accounted for his presence at Rou baix, a wool town on the Belgian border, when the war broke out. "The military people seized railways, telegraphs and every other means of transit and commu nication, and it was impossible for me to get away," he explained. " I was compelled to remain from the end of July until Ai'gust 29. and an hour and a half before the Germans entered I was allowed to board a train containing Belgian refuge...