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Correspondence. EUROPE'S ALTERED SITUATION. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
Correspondence. EUROPE'S ALTERED SITUATION; TO THE EDITOR Sir,—Tbo shadows are d'oaponing in Europe. Wo linvo tbo Emperor of Gar tinny declaring to the liitions that_"G«r mans four God, but no one pise in the >• orld " Well, it is a good tiling to four Go'l. Ho is mighty enough to be fearod, even by tho'great emperors who Btnnd cl id in ecu lot. at the heads of the greatest, armies which the world his ever seen. God is to bn feand, vry much to be feared. He is not a' all afiaid of nations, neither does Ho fool moved as ho viows the grand armies of the world, and listens to I ho intoations of potentates. He is still the groat and' terrible God, who considers tho nations and their twentieth cpntury proceedings as the manifestation of weak ness. Godwins His eye still upon Calvary with its results, and not upon tho vast and stupendous armaments of tho twentieth century. A few days after tho Kaiser's remarkable speech tho sudden assassina tion of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
Shire of Barcffiip. lENDl ^RS are invited, addressed to tho President and endorsed with the advertised number, return able up to 10.30 a.m. on MONDAY, AUGTST 3, 1914, for tho following works :— Contract 104, Clenring 80 chains on road west of Reilly's Reserve. Plans, specifications, etc., may bo seen on and after Tuesday, July 28, 1914. Ten per cent deposit, in cash or marked cheque must accompany each tender. The lowest, or any tender not necessarily accepted Shire Offices, Birchip, July 28th, 1914. A M©me fs'orn Mome Royal George Hotel, Best o£ AVinos, Boors and Spirits. Superior Accommodation. J. M. KENSLEY Shire Secretary. Is to bo found at the DONALD. Civility and Attontion. !Puc9c9icombe» (Lato of Soa Like and Birchip) Proprietor.
The People's Party. BIRCHIP BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
The People's Party. BIRCH IP BRANCH. The annual meeting of the above was held in the Mechanics' Hall on Saturday afternoon. There was a good attendance of members, and President Hancock occupied the chair. A letter was received from the General Secretary in regard to the appointment of an organiser for the district; also with reference to the meeting of delegates wbicli decided to ask Mr Hutchinson to nominate for the Borung seat. The letter pointed out that it would have been better to invito nominations and have a ballot in accordance with the con* stitntion, etc.—Received. From Jos. S. Wright, stating that the sub-committee had appointed Mr W. H. Edgar, a Senate candidate, to address a series of meetings in this district during the week ending August 8, and asking to be favored with the dates arranged; also that halls he engaged for the meetings. It was decided on the motion of Mr T. A. Green, that Mr Edgar address a meeting at Watchem on Monday, August 3, at 8.30 p.m., Birchip, ...
NEVER COUNT YOUR CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
NEVER COUNT YOUR CHICKENS. It wii3 tlie boast of a mangaer of a big firm 'n town that during his term of ruling he had till then norer been duped. One day, though, an ignorant-look ing country yokel, seemingly the worse for liquor, whilst passing tie si op, reeled suddenly against on a of the big panes of glass which "made up the shop "w'ndow, the action resulting in a broken pane. The manager, hear ing the noise, rushed out, and, seizing the yokel by the neck thrust him into the shop, where he was told he could not leave till he paid for the damage done. Nothing was found on him but a £100-note, and this, he pleaded, be longed to his master. The manager, however, was relent less, and pricing the pane at £5, he returned the yokel £95. The latter went on his way, and was seen no more, an 1 the manager to tliia day is looking for nomeone to change his £100-note, which ivas a forged one.
Cross Breeding Wheat. PROFESSOR BIFFEN'S DISCOVERY [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
Cross Breeding Wheat. PKOFESSOll BIFFEN'3 DISCOVERY An important discovery relating to tlie cross breeding of wheat in order that all t!ie essential qualities may be produced in one specific grade has just been made by Professor Bitten and his fellow workers at the Cambridge University. English wheat, while very proliGc in yield, is lacking in the qnality known to millers and bakers its " strength," upon which depends the light and well piled character of bread. The typical strong wheat is Canadian, that grown in the province of Manitoba. Attempts have been made to grow this grade in England with but little success, for it is found that when transplanted that the wheat either loses its " strength" or produces variable or poar yields. Scientists, how over, by a series of experiments, have proved that strength and power to yield have gcnetic origins winch can bo com bined in the one grain. This has led to the cross breeding of a Canadian and an English wheat, the most- famous of which...
A Commission Case. VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFFS. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
A Commission Case. VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFFS. At llio Birchip Court of Petty Sessions on Monday, before Mr W. G. Smith, P.M., M'Clclland, Barber nnd Co. pro cceded against Duncan Brown on a claim of £3 Os 6J commission on the sale to S. Barber, of an cngino and chaffcutter on 23rd May last. Mr A. Thompson .(Oakley and Thomp son) appeared for I lie complainants, and Mr Lachal, of Woomelang, for ibe defendant. After outlining the facts of the caso for complainants, Mr Thompson stated that the law as it stood at present was thai where an agent brought about or had done work which helped materially to bring about the relationship of buyer and seller, ho was entitled to be paid commission, and even if it could not be proved that the defendant had given the plaintiffs definite instructions to find a buyer, the agents' authority could ' be implied from the conduct of tho defend ant. A. M'Clellnnd, of the firm of M'Clel land, Barber & Co., commission agents, Birchip, deposed: I remembe...
Some Clerical Stories. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
Some Clerical Stories. According to "Anecdotes of Pulpit :ind Parish," Canon Knox Little know of a lych-gate in front of a church which was being restored, over tie r'ront of which was painted, "This Is the Gate of Heaven!" while under neath was a notice in large letters: "llo round the other way." There is a story told by P. H. Ditchfield of a London ricar who liked to have a hymn sung at family pray ,-rs. In order to Interest hia servant* lie allowed them to choose the hymns. One day his wifo complimented th« cook on her selection. "What a nic» hymn you chose!" "Yea, mum," sh« replied; "it's the number of my per Hceman!' The Bishop of Peterborough, Dr. Magee, being plagued to go and opo« all sorts of things—churches, school bazaars, and so forth—exclaimed one day to the Bishop of Leiceator: "I d» believe very soon there will not b« a young curate in the diocese who has bought a new umbrella who trill not apply to the Bishop to come and open it."
SPORTING. FOOTBALL. DONALD DISTRICT ASSOCIATION ST. ARNAUND DEFEAT BIRCHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
SPORTING. FOOTBALL. DONALD DISTBICT ASSOCIATION ST. ABNAUND DEFEAT BIRCHIP. Tho Birchip team met St. Arnaund on tlio laller's ground on Wednesday !a«t. Tho special train which left for the localo of the contest was well patro nised, and (he cate takings amounted to slightly over £13. The game, which was an exhibition of good football, resulted in an easy win for tho home team. It may here be said that since tho engage ment of Kahilly as coach, tho ''Saints" haro improved out of all knowledge, for although some of their players were absent, every man of the team seemed to be out to win, and each added his con tribution to bring about that result in a creiitable manner. The team played a more systematic game than on previous occasions, and "they absolutely turned the tallies on tho Birchipites, who were without the services of Blencowe, ! ""V"' T-oM. Si, Arnaad deserves credit tor the improvement, tliey have made during tho last few matches, but they have left their run loo late (as t...
The War Cloud. WAR INEVITABLE, [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
The War Cloud. WAR INEVITABLE, Latest cables state that although war is regarded as inevitable, it is stated that probably several days will elapse before- Austrian troops will advance across the Danube. It is possiblo that the Powers may utilise this interval to prevent an outbreak or hostilities, but no step iu this direction has yet beeu made. The Chief of tho Servian General Staff, Marshal Putuik, while return ing to Belgrade, was arrested at Budapest, but later on was released, and a saloon carriage wa3 placed at his disposal. It is explained that iu the case of impending hostilities, officers of a hostile power aro liable to arrest on account of the possibility ' ■ of espionago. M. Jananovoth, tho Servian Minis tor, is romaininpr in Eionna because • of the illness of bis child. When'ho' departs Serviau affairs will be placed in the bauds of the Russiau Em bassy. Sorvia's reply to tho Austrian Note has been communicated to the Emperor Francis Joseph,- at Ischl, and he is return...
MELBOURNE MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
MELBOURNE MATCHES. Following are the results of the matches played at Melbourne on Saturday : — Carlton Melbourne Collinsjwood St Kilda Geelong Fitzroy Richmond University Footscray Korthcote North Melbourne Williainsfcown ... Essondon Prnliran Brighton Port Melbourne.. League. ... 1G goals 1-1 behind* ... S goals 10 behind3 , ..vis KoalB,U beMnds' / . goals " 8 bfihiada ... 12 goals l-l hehmds ... 7 goals 5 behinds ... 11 goals 13 behinda ... 8 goals 5 bohiads ... 14 goals 11 behinda ... 10 goals 11 behinds Association. ... 19 goaU 20 behinds ... 5 goals 14. behinds 8 goals 8 behinds 5 goals 0 behinds 14 go lis 10 behinds 11 goals IS behinds 12 goals 12 bohinds 8 goals 13 behinds Brunswick Hawthorn ... 14 goals 19 bahinds ... 9 goals 15 bohinds
CAN THE TITANIC BE RAISED? [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
CAN THE TITANIC BE RAISED? A scheme is on foot to raise the Titanic, the £2,000,000 liner that struck an iceberg and sank with im mense treasure. A Denver engineer has elaborated a plan by which he thinks the giant boat could he brought to the surface. In some steel mills electric magnets lift masses of steel and iron weighing as much as 150 tons. Why not adapt this idea to the Titanic? says the en gineer. His scheme is to lower all round the sunken vessel a large number of pow erful magnets operated from small steamboats, one boat to each magnet. These magnets, energised by electric currents, would be forcetTagainst the side of the steel ship, and when power was applied and the cables attaching the magnets to the smaller boats wound up, the Titanic would be lifted clear of the ocean bed and permit divers to make necessary repairs, pump the water out of the vessel, and get 1 er afloat again. Placing the magnets in position would be the work of divers descend ing in an electrically-c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Birchip Advertiser and Watchem Sentinel — 29 July 1914
Export Turkeys 10.000 WANTED. Heavy Birds, 7d. per lb. live weight Old Fowls, top market price. Send lor Price List B. No Cartage or Com mission charged. DAVID HYLAND & SONS, Exporters, Sennltt's Freezing Works, MELBOURNE. BENDIGO. If people are to live happily together they must not fancy, because they are thrown together now, that all their lives have been exactly parallel up to the present time, that they start ed exactly alike, anil that they are to !ie for the future of the same mind. A thorough conviction cf the difference of men is the great thing to be as rured of In social knowledge; it is to life what Newton's law is to astron omy. PITT'S POISONED WHEAT. For destroying Bats. Mice, Sparrows nnd Parrots, ctc. It is the only crtaln genuine preparation. Refuse all imitations. In 6(1. (large 1/-) yellow packets; * 2/6 Farmers' Tins.