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ALADDIN AND THE GENIE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
ALADDIN AND THE GENIE.! Tliero are few children, and perhaps fewer adults, wlio have not been deeply interested in the enchanting story of Aladdin and, the Wonderful Lamp. If they have not actually read the story in the Arabian Nights, they have seen the plot enacted at tho Christmas Pan tomime. Many a time we have wished that we had this Lamp, if only for a few moments, so that wo might com mand its Genie to bring us just what w« wished'for. Something, in. short, that would' brighten up our homes, our per-"' sonal appearance, and our lives. How few, on the other hand, realise that the Genie spirit is rcally'a living spirit within ourselves called by the world, .Genius.. . How. few. understand that! there as tho evil- as well aB the good Genie. Some day the World will realise that Genius commands all human skill, "whether it be in Music or Noise, Fight ing or Gowardiee, Truth or Fiction, Honesty or Cheating. When this is un derstood, it will be seen that Genius is not iso uncommon a...
PRIVATE GRIFFITH MORGAN. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
PRIVATE GRIFFITH MORGAN. Private Morgan was a eon of Mrs and the late Mr Morgan, well-known and highly reppected residents of Upper Buck Jand, and for some years followed the occupation of a miner. Soros yesra ago ho purchased the farm of Mr F. Muller, at Ovens Vale, aod was so engaged when he decided to enlist. Aa soon aa possible he arranged his affairs and then went into camp. Private Morgan was a single man, about 40 years of age, and was greatly respected by all with whom he associated. The sympathy of a large circle of friends has been extended to bis aged mother as well aB the deceased hero's relatives. Ab a mark cf respect lor both the de parted soldiers, tho flag at the Shire Hall» as well as many others throughout the district, were flown at half-mast on Wednesday morning.
HOW SPIES ARE OUTWITTED. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
HOW SPIES ARE OUTWITTED. Every Foreign Office In Europe acts on the theory that an army of spies is constantly on the alert to steal its secrets, and infinite precautions are taken to baffle their efforts. Very shortly after the first use of blotting paper it was discovered that it was quite possible to cause a blotting-pad to give up jealous!y:guarded secrets by simply holding it in front of a mir ror. Long after all the commercial world- had forgotten the existence of such a thins:, the British Foreign Office used a sand-shaker to dry its import ant documents. Then specially manufactured ink blotting-paper was used, but this was not found to be spy-proof, and a re turn to the sand-shaker was contem plated, when someone suggested the simple expedient of a small absorbent roller. These rollers have since been used for drying diplomatic documents. When such a roller has been run up and down a document once or twice, the cleverest spy -in the world is at liberty to try his hand at dec...
The Right Road. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
The Right Road. , They had lost their -way in their now and expensive car. i "There's a finger-post," Blie said to her husband, who got out of the car and flashed his flashlight on. the board. "Are we on the right road?" she asked. i Ha read, "To the workhouse." "Yes," he answered, "we're on the right road and we didn't know it." If new boots will not polish, rub over with half a lemon and leave till thoroughly dry. Repeat once or twice if necessary.
DISTRICT NEWS. POREPUNKAH. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
DISTRICT HEWS. POREPUNKAH. THE queen competition and t buffera' " social to take place Public Hall this (Friday) en: causing much local interest, a:li evening's fun ia bound to be net From what can be gaUerfl novelties are to be introduce^ "old chaps," in the way ei w dancing and other forms Given fine weather the >-? crowded. The prices of been fised at gents 3., e-1^ Ladies are cordially invited- , In twenty weeka' dredgingtc'J Dredging Company, ^T-L, Fors won, during the half-year eDfi~ 621oz. gold, or an average o> week, as against OOGioz., swiJe 17/^dwt. a week for 26 wefks »;&lt;. during the previous term TK="> eight dajB for the Christmas t the four weeks and four aavs repairing the pontoon account of six weeks in dredging " treated yielded an averageot 1- ^ cubic yard, as against l.J(grais'> yard for the previous term. A ?; of £710 was made, and one m per share was paid. Mr 'U . ,. son estimates the availab'e of the leases purchased ftora y: ,ors of the H...
The Earth An Atom. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
The Earth An Atom. i All matter la supposed to consist of a number o£ molecules, and mole cules, themselves, to consist of a num ber o£ atoms. It Is possible that all i matter may be one in essence and that I it is merely the difference in the num i ber, arrangement and movement of I the atoms In a molecule which causes matter to take the form of iron, gold, diamond, eta At present, it is im possible to demonstrate absolutely these assumptions. The most power ful microscope fails to render visible the atoms of a molecule or even to disclose a molecule. Our earth may be but an atom, it, together with the other planets, revolving around the sun as a nucleus, forming a molecule of the universe, so that a being, stu | pendous enough to take the whole flr ?'mainent of stars in ita hands, would find the firmament present to him the same appearance which solid matter does to us. Indeed, the sun and its planets may be the archetype or mod el of all molecules with their consti tuent atoms, i...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Treacle will leave the scales quite easily If they are first dusted with flour. Mint sauce should be slightly warm ed before being sent to table. This will prevent the gravy from becoming "set" when the sauce is poured on ? the plates. When potatoes are inclined to turn black in cooking, add a few drops of vinegar to the water in which they are boiled. This makes them beauti fully white and mealy. To remove the smell of fish from tlie frying-pan, fill the pan with cold water, put in a good handful of tea leaves, and let it come to the boil. This is much better than soda, and is more economical. If the boiler immediately after use, and while still warm, is rubbed all over with good household soap, it will prevent rust, and will help to make the suds when the boiler is Oiled for the next washing day. Time is often wasted by the bottom of a newly-baked cake sticking to the tin. To prevent this stand the tin directly it is-taken from the oven on a cloth which has been w...
Died for Their Country. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Died for Their Country. SINCE the call came to Australia for men to take up arras in defence of the Empire, and our boys have reached the front and taken a prominent part in the several battles, it is only natural to assume that tbe death roll would be a lengthy one. In this respect the Bright district has Buffered considerably, and we are sorry to eay that up to the present no le6s than 33 of our native born lads have made the supreme sacrifice. On Tu'esday informa tion was received from the Defence de partment by the Rev G. Braramall, that Sergeant H. C. Jones,- of Bright, and Private Griffith Morgan, of Orens Vale, formerly of Lower Buckland, had been killed in action on a recent date. Mr Braramall broke the sad news to Mrs Jones, the same evening, and on Wednes day acquainted Private Morgan's mother at Buckland of the death of her son.
Friendiy Societies' Association Anniversary. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Friendiy Societies' Associa tion Anniversary. THIS function will take place on July 25th ; the total proceeds to be handed over to the Patriotic Committee. The entertainuieut will be au eutirely novel one, in the form of a fancy costu-ue and character impersonation evening, so all budding Thespians, as well aa those of known histrionic taleut, both ladies and gentlemen, are asked to come forward and lend their assistance If intending contributors will kindly hand in their imtnes and the subject they will portiay, or ihe character ttiey intend to assume, either to Mr .T. Brogan or the hon. secretary (.Air L Hunt) they will greatly assist the committee in ar ran^in# the programme. The prices of admissiou have been fixed at 1/6 au-J l/.t without any charge for booking. 'flu? concert will be followed by a dance, for winch 1/ all roizuri will be charged. As the Friendly Societies are bearing any expense incurred, they are desirous and hopeful of handing a good cheque over to the Patrioti...
Concerning People. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Concerning PaoaJe. MISS Tir«tEY, first assistant at the local State school, after being absent for several weeks, due to a sprained aukle, resumed duty ou Monday moruiug last. Mr S. B. Abraham, youngest sou of >'.rs C. Abraham, of the Star Hotel, who has been located at Waugaratta, for some time uow, is a candidate for a seat in the Borough Council there, reudered vacant through the drowning of Mr J. Nichol. The election will be held on 2nd July. Mr Abraham's opponent is ex-Councillor Guuther. Mr O. V. Briner, J.P., of Manly, N.S.W., was recently, with three other gentlemen, presented with a requisition askiug hiiu to contest a seat as Alderman iu the Borough at the coming municipal elections. Owing to business reasons Mr Briner was forced to decline the honor. Residents of Bright will remem ber that, duriug his counectiou with the district, Mr Briuer for some years was one of the representatives for the North Riding of the Shire of Bright, and during his term filled the presiden...
The Open Column. [We do not necessarily Identify ourselves[?] opinions expressed in these columns.] W. M. HUGHES WINNING THE WA[?] TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
The Open Column, t We do not necessarily I(I(!ntlf opinions expressed i" ''H1 W. M. HUGHES WIPING , TO TJIE EDITOR '** SIR.-With your ldtul permission 1 ,? to bring under the notice ot jour',a£ tne most startlin^y incoiupreb;t&lt;"?l action of Ibe present Govefnm«a/J'-; lilon, the Hebrew sane, mweUtil m.' tilings and their iliflLnltv oi accjj-\ t fjr-The ways of the e>ii;fe iu serpeut" on the rock, a s'.np sea, ami a mm with a tn.ii:l h^'J lived unto this era, lie could liw; added to the list: the w:iya a |j.'1 professedly, patriotic, iinp;tUli«i^^| German Prime Minister, wlm oa^j from high places at the heart t|'?j Empire his one great desire oi era-?' Germany commercially. Th-.v. i-7i Iti the Commonwealth "GaisUt" c|k 7th, 1917, an amazing atniou-fc; annulling previous notices feiv August 24th, 191G, and May 25ft, i;v forbidding trading with nnmed under Trading with the EotojV these firms being said to belong t; under the influence of persons of t; origin. The notice iu...
Produce Market. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Pyeiksoa felarUot. Following sra the rulinijrjtail i>ricad a Mea-irs. V/al!:-^r liroa. Pro. I^td., Brich: - Flour-1501b. bag, 19,3 Wheat-5 6 Duahel Cliaff-3/9 cwt. Potatoes-6/ cwt. Crushed Mai?,a (first quality)-5/bus Prime Now Oaiom-12'os. !.>.. 1/ Oats-2/9 bushel Bran-1/2 buahe! Pollard-1/7 bushel K-5ys-1/8 d tzon 3o'iar&lt;inr batcsr-1/-1 !i> &lt;"h >io &lt; *a -1/7 to. wwwu\'w«iMirj O'Hauion S; Co,'a udvc. payc 4-see it
THE LAST SHOT. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
THE LAST SHOT. There was probably no incident in the Franco-Prussian war o£ 1870 more dramatic than that which marked its close. Herr Forckenbeck, the Presi dent of the Prussian Chamber of De puties, was sent, with a colleague, to Versailles to congratulate King Wil liam upon his election as Emperor. Bismarck, who had just concluded the terms of peace with France, in vited them to supper, and in the course of the meal said: 'This night at twelve o'clock the last shots will he exchanged between our troops and the French, and I have conceded to the French the honor of the last shot." Forckenbeck and his colleague left their host before midnight, drew out their watches, stood underneath a lantern of the Hotel du Reservoir, and waited. First there was a cannon shot from the German lines, then a solemn still ness. Then followed the last reply from Mont Vaterien. The tower clock at Versailles struck twelve. The war had ended.
Another War Sacrifice. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Another War Sacrifice. A pompous country gentleman was very wrath because tlie war authori ties liatl commandeered two of his ; best hunters, so he ordered out his motor-car and drove in hot haste to the officer in command to protest. The officer listened, and when the Irate man ceased said, "Well, sir, you .look a fine strapping fellow. How far have you come? Ten miles? Well, that's a nice walk back for you. I want your car, too!" It is cheaper to pay ten to twenty pounds to any one at any time than go to law about anything.
Why the Coal Merchant Kept up the Price. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
a^rg?ossfxnwswsa RgswreggaK-eraigpaaa Why the Coal Merchant Kept up the Price. Goaded to desperation, the long-suf lering householder had bearded the coal merchant in his den. "Look here," he said, "I have come to ask you why, in the name of hu manity, you send such a bill as tliis to the father of a large and growing family? Surely there must be a spark of pity in your composition. They say there is good in everybody, and I can not believe that your heart is as hard as the anthracite for which you charge such fabulous prices." The coal-merchant appeared greatly moved by this pathetic appeal. "You are right," he answered earn estly. "We coal merchants are by no means as black as the goods we sell. We, too, have our feelings. You have spoken to me as the father of a fam ily. I will reply in the same spirit, and tell you that it is because I am a husband and a parent that I must do the best I can for those dependent upon me before it is too late." "Before it is too late?" repeated the...
SUGAR HAS BEEN DEAR BEFORE. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
SUGAR HAS BEEN DEAR BEFORE. One of the earliest records of the price of sugar in Great Britain ap pears in the accounts of the Cham berlain of Scotland ill 1319, in which it is set down at 1/9V4 per lb. In 1459 sugar continued to be a great luxury, and in that year a certain Margaret Paston, writing to her hus band, who was a gentleman and land owner of Norfolk, bogs that he "vouchsafe" to buy her a pound ol sugar. In the accounts of corporate bodies, and the household expenses of private persons, during the six teenth and seventeenth centuries, the item of sugar appears from time to time. In a list of viands provided for the funeral repast of Sir John Red ston, Lord JIayor, in 1531, for In stance, -sugar is set down at 7d. per lb., while in the books of the Station ers' Company the price is variously rocorded as having been, in 1554 and 155S, lOd. per lb. and 1/1% per lb. re spectively. Thirty years later' as much as 1/G per lb. was charged.
Australia in Arms. The Call of Duty. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
Australia in Arms, j The Call of Duty. Australian military history practic ally commenced with the great war. But how glorious has it become! ! From the historic landing on April '.'5. 1915, at Gaba Tope to the recent British victory at Messines, the sons of Australia have well played their part in the great fight for freedom. Our soldiers have fought splendidly in t lie great operations on the Western front, hut the deadly toll of war is fliown jn the heavy casualty lists pub lished so frequently. The conse quence is that reinforcements are needed urgently. The .Australian di visions need about 17,000 reinforce ments monthly, but, unfortunately, the Cnmmonwenlth is yielding less than a third of the required number. Our fighting men, war weary and overtax ed by reason of their reduced numeri cal strength, deserve relief. Their heroism and endurance enable them to "boar the fatigue and dangers of the ereat offensive with equanimity, but their very cheerfulness and willing ness to car...
V.R.C. Steeplechase Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Alpine Observer and North-Eastern Herald — 29 June 1917
V.R.C. Steeplechase Meeting. When three years ago' the great .winter fixture at Flemington was held, nobody who was present sur mised that within a few weeks the world would be plunged into a calami tous war that would three years from that time be still raging with appar ently undiminished vigor. Yet suen was unhappily the case, and when after the first few months, with their terrible record of loss and disaster for the Allies the tide mrned, high hopes were entertained that before the next National -was'run victory would have declared itself for the side that was lighting for right and justice. An ! other year went by, and still hopes ! of an early termination of the war proved vain. By this time the pres ence on the course of damaged men in khaki whose parti-colored shoulder badges indicated that they had taken part in the great events occurring on the other side of the: world were fair lv plentiful. Yet another winter meet taK has come around, and returned soldiers are more "ple...