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SPRING'S HERE, ALL RIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 27 September 1912
SPRING'S HERE, ALL RIGHT. Farewell to frost and freezin', to landscapes all congealed; this is the balmy season of which the bards have spieled; no more are blizzards tearing across a land despairing; the farmer, softly swearing, goes forth to plough his field. The old bay horse is bucking and dancing on all fours; the speckled hen is clucking o'er her maternal chores; the housewife is careening around with mopstick, meaning to do the springtime clean ing, and drive the men outdoors.' The ardent boys are tumbling into the swimming hole; the bumble bees, are bumbling to gain their daily toll; the candidates are standing around, our votes demanding, and to us daily handing a windy rigmarole. The poets have collected their verses trite and stale, and soon those rhymes, re jected, come back to them by mail; to sell his patent washer the agent, genial josher, hands out his line of bosh or bull con to get the kale. Oh, spring, you are a winner, the best thing on the pike! You give us gree...
"THE IMPORTANCE OF HERD TESTING. Whole Period Tests Required. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 27 September 1912
^THE IMPORTANCE OF HERD TESTING. Whole Period Tests Required. The steady increase of land values iuring the last decade, principally due to the increased demand and high prices ruling in the world's markets for our produce, renders it absolute ly necessary for our farmers — if they wish for continued prosperity— to see that no leakage or waste is occurring in their business — for agriculture and lairy-iarnung are now equally as mucn businesses as those of the merchant I and shopkeeper. This applies espe cially to the dairy farmer, who can not now afford to keep cows yieiding a poor quantity as well as poor quality of milk, and it is right here that the Babcock testing machine has come to his assistance, and may be considered his best and truest friend, inasmuch as it tells him in plain figures exactly what each individual cow in his herd is worth to him, and whether it is paying for its board, with something over as profit, or getting deeper into his debt each season he keeps it. In...
A Sparrow's Funeral. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 27 September 1912
A Sparrow's Funeral. When, in 1SGS, the Ten Years' War broke out in Cuba, the Spaniards adopted the sparrow, as being typical of valor and pertinacity, for their sym bol, while thf,v regarded the cat . as emblematical of the treacherous quali ties of their foes, the insurgents. The following spring, a Spanish soldier, while on guard, saAV a cat pounce upon a sparrow. Clubbing his gun, he rushed to the rescue, but, although he disabled the cat, he was too late to save the victim's life. Puss was tried by court-martial, and the bird was or dered to be buried with military honors. ? The funeral, which was under the direction of the Captain-General, Do mingo Dulce, was a most imposing spectacle. The Bishop of Solanz read the service, while all the legal and , ecclesiastical notaDiiities or the island ?were present in' their robes. Over 6,000 soldiers lined the route to the cemetery, gravely saluting the bier on which, reposing on a bed of roses and. lilies, the -sparrow, representing in...
MATTHEW FLINDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 27 September 1912
Matthew Flinbers. By Nellie McQuillen, Grade III. Matthew Flinder's father was a doctor and his great grand father was too, and they wanted Flinders to be one ; but he would not, he said he wanted to be a sailor. When he went on the ship he was only a boy. The first time he came from England and went over to the West-India Islands to plant some bread fruit trees, then after that he went back to England. Not long after this he came out to Australia and sailed round it.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 27 September 1912
Our quarterly acconnts will be ren- &nbsp; dered during the next few days, and a prompt response will be greatly appre- &nbsp; ciated. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr V. Cooper, surgeon , dentist of &nbsp; Maffra, will visit Stratford on Thursday next, and may be consulted at the Swan hotel. The Stratford bridge has been closed to traffic until 1st October, pending &nbsp; repairs. A crossing over the river has &nbsp; been made on the east side of the &nbsp; bridge. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, &nbsp; For Coughs and Colds, never fails, Is Gd, At the fortnightly meeting of the Shakespeare lodge G.U.O.O.F., held on Wednesday evening, it was decided to hold their annual seaside excursion to Cunninghame in February next. Mr A. J. Sais. who has been in &nbsp; in charge of the local railway station for the past five months, has been promoted and transferred to Leon- . gatha. Mr Sa...
Correspondence. A SUGGESTION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
Correspondence. ? ♦ ? A SUGGESTION. TO THE EDITOK. Sir, — At this season of the year there are many notices in the Press of ' Egg Days,'' for various hospitals. I may be wrong, but is it not true that there is no regular public support for any hospital organized in Strat ford? Many Stratford residents have had the benefit of treatment at the Gippsland Hospital, and most if not all of them, speak gratefully of the care and attention they received Could not you, sir, organize an Egg Day in support of the Gippsland Hospital, or better still an egg and farm produce day ?, — Yours, etc., Si'Rixg Chicken. [The suggestion of our correspon dent is a very good one and we have very much pleasure in acting upon it. Any donations of eggs or dairy pro duce left at the ' Sentinel ' office on Monday, 14th October, will be duly acknowledged and immediately for warded to the Gippsland Hospital. We trust that a generous response . will be made, and that the Stratford public will show their appreciati...
District Notes. SOUTH BUCHAN, [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
District Notes. SOUTH BUC HAN, There has been quite an- epidemic of colds and influenza here daring the last month, and our nurse has had her hands full. As the weather is getting warmer no donbt matters in this direction will improve. It is with regret l have to record the death of Mrs M'Phail, which took piace on tne zoth. ult., atier only a few day's illness. She had a slight attack of influenza, bnb pnuemonia was the cause of death The weather has been most variable for the last five weeks, rain, hail and snow, with any amount of wina thrown in. Grass is coming along nicely, and the dairyman are getting ready to handle an increased supply of milk. The squatters are bnsy mustering; their bullocks for the cattte sales on Oct 18. Maize growers are making a start to sow their land and I believe there will be a considerable area put in, as prices are good. Potatoes are very scarce, and « growers have trouble in getting sufficient seed. Mr E. Mackieson has been elected to fill the vac...
MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SHEEP. 31,000 yarded, comprising 294 trucks and 1200 by road. Owing to the largely increased supply, the demand was with out animation throughout. Best shorn wethers met with the additional competi tion of buyers from Tasmania, but prices for such ruled Is per head under late rates. For second and useful grades in this division, chiefly ewes, biddings were siacK, at irom xs to is ba per head lower. The bulk of the supply consisted of woolly sheep, and for such a pronounced decline of fully 2s per head was notice able. In addition to the above total, about 4000 stores were sold in the out side yards. Quo'ations : Shorn cross bred wethers, from 13s 6d to 19s 6d ; shorn crossbred ewes, from 10s 6d to 16s, with extra heavy weights, from 17s to 20 ; shorn merino wethers from 10s to 15s 6d, with merino ewes from 6s 6a to 12. Sheep in the wool : -Prime crossbred wethers, from 24s to 27s, extra to 31s 6d ; good do., from 18s 6d to 22s 6d ; seconds, from 15s 9d ; prime ...
Commercial. STRATFORD STOCK MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
Commercial. - w STRATFORD STOCK MARKET. Messrs Theo. B. Little & Co. held their usual fortnightly stock sale on Monday last, when they yarded 45 fat cattle, 212 store cattle, 1400 sheep and a number of pigs. Bidding was not very brisk, owing to the backward con dition of the grass. Fat cattle. — Cows, from £5/15/0 to £7/10/0; bullocks, small, to £10, Store cattle. — Heifers, to £3/11/: springers, to £3/11/: cows. to £4/2/6 ; bullocks, to £4/10/ steers, to £3 ; poddies, to 13/6. Pigs. — Store pigs, to £1/5/ ; sows, to £1/2/6; four empty sows at £2/10/, Sheep. — 328 comeback ewes and lambs (small per centage), 12/6; 60 crossbred and come back wethers, 14/9 ; fat lambs, to 16/6 ; 140 crossbred 4 and 6 tooth ewes (86 per cent, lambs). £1 ; 100 comeback low-condition ewes and lambs, 10/ ; 172 crossbred ewe weaners, 13/6 ; 250 crossbred ewes and lambs, IS/; 150 dry ewes, 15/.
Uncle Billy's Question. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
Uncle Billy's Question. 'William,' said Aunt Ann Skiles to her husband after the supper things had been cleared away, 'let's go and hear the lecture to-night.' Uncle Billy had forgotten that there was a lecture, and when he was re minded that a returned missionary, was going to tell all about India at the church he did not seem very en thusiastic. 'I oughtn't to go anywhere to night,' grumbled Uncle Billy. 'I ought to be doctoring my horse.' 'Well, you're not doing it, and you are not likely to do it. Get ready and go.' Uncle Billy meekly obeyed. H« sat patiently through the lecture, which was both interesting and profit* able. At the close of his discourse the returned missionary said: '1 will wait a few minutes now for, the purpose of answering any ques tions that interested persons in the audience may wish to ask.' For half a minute nobody spoke. Then, to the horror of Aunt Ann and the astonishment of the congregation, Uncle Billy leaned forward and asked:; 'What do. they use in ...
BUSINESS POINTERS. Watch Your Value Barometer. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
BUSINESS POINTER8. - Watch Your Value Barometer. The other day a man in a position of high standing said to me, 'I never had to seek a job in my life — after get- , ting the first one; jobs always came seeking me.' It was not bounce, brag, spoof or anything like that. It was a simple statement of fact. I knew it to be true myself. Certainly it is a most desirable state of things — this pleasant feeling that lucrative situations are on the look-out for us, ready to dart down and seize us, so to speak, immediately they have a chance. Too often men have to do the seeking; and weary, despondent work it is. I suppose the averag eman will always have to find a job when he' happens to be out of one. It is the man with knowledge and abilities above the average who is made the object of search. Let me tell you about the man re ferred to in the first paragraph. As a youth he had to be a situationseek er; we all have to be. We are young, untried, inexperienced cubs, and must show somewhere the...
ONE-SIDED JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
ONE-SIDED JUSTICE. . Less than a century ago counsel were ndt allowed to address a jury in defence of a prisoner. Sydney Smith first preached against this cruel law. He pointed out that while in any Court where property was concerned counsel was heard on both sides, in a Court where human life was trem bling in the balance only the prose cuting counsel was heard, and that it was unfair to match a prisoner against a skilled counsel, whose sole purpose, for his own . reputation, was to win a case. Sydney Smith's eloquent words led to the passing of the Prisoners Defence Act, 1820, which altered the practice. 'Does your wife play bridge as much as she used to?' 'No,' replied Flimgilt. , 'Her inter est in the game, is aDout all that we haven't managed to lose.'
KING ALFRED THE GREAT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
King Alfred the Great. I By May Dennis, Grade IV. Alfred the Great was born in England. He did not go to any School but his. mother taught him at home, and his brothers also. He had six brothers and they could not read, so their mother said that she would give a prize to the one who could read the best. ~ Alfred got the prize. Once he was staying at a lady's place, and she went out to milk her cow, and she told Alfred to look after some cakes that were cooking, and he forgot about them. When the lady came in she saw the cakes on the fire burnt, she scolded him for letting them bnrn. One day he dressed up as a harper and went into a Dane's tent and played the harp. He heard the Danes say that they were going to fight England. So Alfred got all his soldiers together and defeated them.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
Attention is called to the sale of land, stock and contractor's plant in the estate of the late Edward O'Con nor, to be held at Briagolong next Wednesday by Mathieson and Davis. Buyers by train will need to be at Stratford the night before. They will be met next morning at Thomson's Hotel and driven to the sale. Mr Norman M' Lean's health has so mnch improved that on Wednes day, we are pleased to state, Dr Bona prononnced him oat of danger. According to the ' Spectator' in the event of the bounty being re moved, Mr Dyer ' has no hesitancy in saying that the price of beets delivered at the factory will be -22/ per ton. That means with the extra 2/ that the thinning will be done for nothing, as at 30/ an acre, and provided a 15 ton crop be secured, the extra 2/ per ' ton will make up the price of the thinning. Since onr last issne 34 points of rain has fallen ' at Stratford. The rainfall for September was 2.59 in ches. Daring the past five years the September rainfall was as follows :...
SOYA BEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 4 October 1912
Soya Beans. I have three rows of soya beans at home, and I water them thoroughly every night. They were planted about a fortnight ago, and' they are just coming up now. Last year I planted a row of soya beans and only four of them came up. This year I planted three rows and they have all germinated. The first place that soya beans were grown was in China, and, now they grow big crops of them, and export a lot of them toother coun tries. I