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Will of Greta Farmer [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
Will of Greta Farmer Mr. Jas. Prendergast, of Hanson, farmer, who died on the 11th Sep >- tember last, left by will daCed -27th July. 1914; estate of the value of . £2473 realty and X28S personalty to his widow and children. Roads Board. The Main Roads Board baJ accepted the following tender:— Quarrying and stacking spawls on the main Sydney Road, at Glen rowan, E. G. Coombes, £281 5s. This tender was submitted by'the Council from their last meeting for acceptance or otherwise by the >board,
Australian Aboriginal IN THE PULPIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
IN THE PULPIT. , The fact that Mr. David Uuaipon, an Australian aborivinal, was announced to occupy St. Andre-v's pulpit on Sunday attracted large congregations, and foi once, at any rate, that section of the white race listened with rapt attention to the Gospel preached from the heart of one who adniitud that he " was but one step removed from the daik j heathenism of his race." Mr, Unaipon's appeal on behalf of a ] fast-dying race, of whom there were from 60,000 to 85.000 still in Australia, was very stirring. He was there to remove erroneous im pressions regarding the Australian aborigines. Iu their primitive slate his people believed in a.Great Spirit. Huxley, Darwin and others bad advanced certain ideas regarding! the blacks, their customs and beliefs. I When one of their number died his body was not committed to the grave as in the case of the white races, but after ceremonial prepara tion the remains were placed at rest in an elevated position towards the setting sun, the bel...
With the Australian Expeditionary Force. No. 2. Sunday. November 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
With the Australian Expe ditionary Force. NOTES BY A BENALLA BOY. No. 2.' Sunda.y. November 1. What a day ! Will one ever for get it ! Long before the little town of Albany was awake there was considerable stir among the sturdy five transports forming the Austra lian Armada, and you may guess all the boys throughout the fleet were all agog in anticipation of the eventful voyage about to commence. The clanking of chains, raising of anchors, and smoke from the scores of funnels, was an indication that the hour of departure had arrived. Two armed cruisers were the first to move ; they steamed rapidly out of the harbour entrance amid ring ing cheers from thousands of boys on the several ships at 0.30 a.m., arid very soon became dim objects in the distance. The big Orient liner which had been appointed flagship theu led the way of the transports, and we passed into the open ocean in what seemed a never ending single file. When we were well out at .seu we formed, up three abreast, the fla...
Passing Cheques [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
Passing Cheques Several valueless cheques, in volving a matter of over £20, have been passed lately upon local people by a scoundrel who could put on a lot of palaver. A peculiar reticence onjthe part of the victims, who in a foolish mood neglected to communi cate their loss to the police as soon as discovered has given the clever stranger a chance of passing on to some ether town to continue his nefarious practice. The story of the fox without the tale seems to apply here. No. 1 falls into the trap and loses his cash. He keeps mum, and so does the " shark," of course. No. 2 victim, suspecting nothing, also " falls in," and he does not feel inclined to tell of his loss from the housetops, and as for seeking the aid of the police, well, he would see them all to Fiddler's Green first. After netting the third " lamb" for a lovely seven "quid," the nice young "butterfly" seeks fresh fields and pastures new. A Terrible Kiok. Mr, C. Brariigan, Swanpool, a young man well-known in the dis t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
"The White House" Removal Notice Sale Commencing Saturday Next> Deer. 5., Ill New Premises adjoining Benalla Hotel, ' Opposite Watts, Turnbull & Co. Big Reduction in Gent's Clotbing, Mercery & Boots. Ladies' and Children's Underwear. Manchester and Dresses. Kot.Aaa,.,,, "The White House," Opposite Watts, Turnbull & Co.j Bridge Street. There Ain't Nothin' to Argue About. I G. Ledger's Is the Place to Buy Your Articles of all Descriptions, at all Prices, to suit all Purses. Bangles, Necklets, Brooches, Rings, Wristlrt Watches, Bruslivvare, Hand Mirrors, Manicure Sets, Hand-Bags, Enatn. Buttons and Links, Silver Bags, Gold Links, Lockets, Gold Alberts, Shaving Sets, Safety Razors, Military Brushes, Flasks, Wallets. Diamond Rings. A nice display. Unbeaten outside the City. Engagement and Getn Rings. Choice Designs and exquisitely mounted in Platinum, Clusters and Crossovers. Watches. Silver and Gold-cased Sirdar, Canberra, Omega and Rotberkam, All guaranteed i...
Patriotic. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
Patnlotlo. Great interest is being displayed in the patriotic concert arranged by the Misses Walter for the 22nd. A varied programme of instrumental muBic, solos, patri otic choruses, marches and reci tations will form the firBt por tion of the entertainment, and an amusing little cantata, " Dame Darden'a School," the latter pnrt,^
ELECTRICITY v. GAS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
ELECTRICITY v. GAS. TO THE EDITOR. A public meeting is a good thing. It ventilates news for and against, but often coufuses ideas and should not carry too much weight. Rate payers signatures are more to be regarded. The Council have more than a few in hand. They are the outcome of quiet home thinking. Compare the systems:—The gas plant is a going concern much worn. The possible value of the outfit if there be no opposition is ,£10,000. Should electric opposition be started it will be worth possibly £5,000. No wonder the Gas Co desires to catch on ,£10,000 or .£12,000. The outside cost of an efficient electric plant would be £8000 to ,£10,000. Is it a better proposition to pay ,£10,000 for the aged gas plant or ,£10,000 -for a new electric outfit? Gas light is hot, smokes more or less, discolors ceilings, lights need constant attention to keep them right. Electric light is cool, smokes not, nor does it discolour, and the lights need very little attention. Gas and electric cooking is ...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—It seems a remarkable thing that electricity was not in stalled before. People I have met, and letters I have read, all, with very few exceptions, are strongly in favour of electricity coming to the town. I noticed a letter in your paper the other day signed by one B. h- Taylor, which did not altogother seem enthusiastic on the scheme, but possibly Mr Taylor may have other interests. The only letter I have seen really against it was from a gentleman named " Ratepayer." One would certainly think he had interests elsewhere. As an onlooker may I be pardoned for tendering advice. Electricity must come sooner or later. Benalla is far behind other towns in that respect, and every year will make it a larger scheme to undertake. The local gas com pany will Jnot like it. Neither should I like a man in the same line o'f bnsiness as myself to open next to me in the city and sell a better article at a cheaper rate than I can. However if all the gas people Bay is true they ha...
GAS AT SALE. TO THE EDITOR, [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
GAS AT SALE. TO THE EDITOR, SIR—Following is an extract from a letter-.-Sale, 9ih December, 1914—-I don't know if you are taking any interest in the contro versy Gas versus Electricity which ia being carried on in the Benfl.ua. Press, but the following particulars re the Sale Borough Councils gasworks may be useful from a financial aspect. The figures are official and may be verified if ne cessary, and are for the month of October Inst, and may be taken as a fair average of the monthly statements -. — Price of gas per 1000 cubic feet to householders 7s 6d ; price of gas per cubic feet for motive power 53 103. Street lighting is paid for by borough account —-To gasworks account at per 1000 cubic feet at os ; price of coke to borough waterworks ac count 15s per ton ; price of coke to public £1 per ton ; price of tar to borough account 3d per gallon ; price of tar to public is 9d per gallon. The price of tar to the public is purposely prohibitive, as the borough requires it all for foo...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 15 December 1914
TO THE EDITOR. 1' ? Sib,—Although many may think that I am somewhat biassed in favour of gas on account of my being managing director of the undertaking, yet I fee! constrained to write you with regard to the electric light question. I may frankly say that I am not in any way opposed to electric light per se, being interested in it in other places, but I am sure that the matter has not had the full con sideration from a commercial point of view which its importance jus tifies. I am quite aware that a number of people are of opinion that electricity is the most up-to date system of lighting, and there fore think they should go in for it. Those who are not actually in the business, however, do not under stand that although electric light is being installed in a considerable number of places, yet gas is being more used than ever, and the in creases in many towns are simply Temarkable. In Melbourne alone, in spite of the competition of the Corporation Electric Supply scheme and also the...
LAW REUTIKG TO NEWS PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
LAW REUTIKG TO NEWS PAPERS. 1. Subscribers who do na Jfgiv express notice to the coutr ry are considered as wishing to Continue their subscription. 2. If subscribers order the dis continuance of their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until Arrears are paid. 3. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take periodicals from the office to which they are directed, they;are Responsible until they have settled :als to be discontinued. 4. If subscribers remove to othei places without informing the pub lishers, and the papers are sent to heir former direction, the sub i cribers are responsible. 5. The courts have decided that "refusing to take periodicals from the office, or removing or leaving them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional Fkaud." 6. If subscribers pay in advance for a periodical, they are bound to give Notich to the publisher at the end of the time that they do not wish to continue taking it, other wise the publisher is authorised to send on, and...
Trunk Telephone [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
Trunk Telephone In connection with the trunk teie phone, the folio wing rates are to be charged for conversation be tween Benalla and other towns con nected :— Between Sa.m.&7p.m, 7p.m.&8a.tn First Add. First Add Jiiiin. 3 uiin. 3 min. 3min Melbourne ... 1/10 1/4 10d Sd Seymour ... 1/ 9.1 6d 5d Euroa ... 6d 5d 4d 3d Violet Town 3d . 3d 3d 3d Baddagiunie 2d 2d 2d 2d Winton ... 2d 2d 2d 2d Glenrownn ... 2d - 2d 2d' '2d Wangaratta ...- Jd 3d 4d 3d Chiltern ■ ... y.i 6d 4d 3d SpnngUurst... n 6d 4d 3d Wodonga ... 1 / 9d 6d 5d Beechworth ... fd- 6d 4d 3d Wabgunyah... 1 > 9d 6d Sd Rutlierglen ... e&lt;l 6d 4d 3d Nooranuwga 2d 2d '2d Goorambat ... 7-1 . , 2d 2d 2d IJevenish ... 3d 3d 3d Tboona ... (&lt;* 5d 4d 3d BungeetWest 4'' 3d 4d 3d St. James .. 4d 3d 4d 3,1 Leke Rowan... 4d 3d 4d 3d Tur.gamah . 6d 5d 4d • 3d Wilby • ... 6d 5d 4d 3d Telford ... Sd 6d 4d 3d Yarrawonga... 8d 6d 3d Shepparton . 1/10 1/4 lOd 8 . Dookie ... 1/10 1/4 .. lOd 8d Tallangatta ....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 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 Suusliiue PLOUGHS and ONE WAY DISC are guaranteed to give every satisfaction. Sunshine Harvester Is so well known comment is unneces sary. I Guarantee ALL MACHINERY, and buyers allowed trial before paying. Cash or easy terms. C. D, LAIRD, Bridge-street Printed and published by the Proprietor, J. H. . Elshaug, at The Printing Works, Nunn St. Benalla, in the StQte of Victoria. Why Should Women Suffer ? C' '.ime logic acceptfd it as a matter Df roM fact tliat women we're m°cle to suffer from girlhood to the grave. What i monstrous doctrine. A hook dealing ivith lhe matter of pain and suffering a (•fleeting womenfolk, and which tells liow thousands have been restored by a ^mole home treatment to permanent health after yeers of pain, will be tent Free to anyone who cuts out this advt. ami sends it to Dept. A. 33, I-adies' College of Health, Fhair's Buildings, ...
THE Benalla Independent. PUBLISHED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS "Stands close to all But leans on none." FRIDAY, DECEMBER IS. 1914. Local and General News. Fire. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
7K£ Benalla Impendent. PoBListimi on Tuesdays and Fridays "Stands close to all But leans on none." FRIDAY, DECEMBER IS. 1914. Local and General News. Fine. ~ The firebell rang out on Tuesday afternoon, the seat of trouble being iu vbe proximity of the Courthouse where a grass fire was discovered in the nick of time. No damage ac crued. Seed Wheat, Eto. A special seed 'wheat board sat on Wednesday for the purpose of deal ing wilh applications for seed wheat advances. There were few appli cations, as fair provision had been made by the farmers in this respect. Altogether about 30 applications were made for wheat, which were assured. Personal. One of Beuatla's most exemplary citizens, in the person" of Mr. • Robert Croxford, is at present lying very ill. we regret to say. Mr. Crokford bad a severe attack of in fluenzi, which developed into dip theria. He was getting over that nicely, when further dangerous symptoms appeared and yesterday his condition was anything bui re assuring. Tbe ...
Phases of the Moon. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
Phases of the Moon. o 5 August. First quarter, "Friday 28th SHl'TKMBKR. Full luoou, Saturday Sth Last quarter. Sunday 13lb New moon, Sunday 20tli First quarter. Saturday 26tli JOCTOBliR. Full moon, Sunday 4tli Last quarter. Mondav 12tli New luoon, Monday 19tl) First quarter, Monday 26th Novkmuer. Full moon, Tuesday 3rd Last quartet, Wednesday 11th New moon, Wednesday 18th First quarter, Tuesday 24th
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
TO OUR READERS. Tbe editor will carefully peruse al communications sent, whether they be in political, social, or other form, and they will be treated as strictly con fidential. All items must, however, be .well authenticated, and from a reliable source. All communications will be acknowledged in the correspondeuce columns. Newspaper clippings are also accept able, and facts iiliout people such as deaths, marriages, social events, etc, ; in fact on all events, will be carefully read and, if suitable, published. We wish to make this journal as in teresting as possible, and you may help us if you desire. Give us your opinions on the current topics of the day—they may prove of interest to our readers. Please write on one side of the paper only
The Great War. Memorable Speech CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER. [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
Memorable Speech BY MR. LLOYD GEORGE CHANCELLOR OF THE ■ EXCHEQUER. My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen —I have come here (the Queen's HallJ this afternoon to talk to my fellow-countrymen about this great war and the part*that we ought to take in it, I feel my task is easier after we have been listening to the greatest war song of the world (The March of the Men of Harlech. Ap plause.) Why Our National Honor is Involved. There is no man -in this r.ootn' who has always regarded-the pros pect of engaging iu a great \yar with greater reluctance and with greater repungance than I have done throughout the whole of my political life. (Heat, hear.) There is no man inside or outside of this room more convinced that we could not have avoided it without national dishonor. (Gre«t applause.) Iam' fully alive to the fact that every nation who has ever engaged in any war has always invoked the sacred name of honor. Many a crime has been committed in its name ; there, are some being com mitted now. A 1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Independent — 18 December 1914
Business Notici. T.L Willis, SADDLER, BRIDGE - STREET, BENALLA (Next Watts, Turubull & Co.) The Oldest Established. Saddler in Benalla—over 60 years, All Descriptions of HARNESS Manu factured-on the Premises, with BEST 'MATERIAL & WORKMAN SHIP, At LESS than CITY PRICES. Horses Carefully Measured and Fitted, Orders taken and designed. Riding & Hunting Saddles. Agent for the BEST QUEENSLAND STOCK SADDLES. Good Stock on Hand. REPAIRS To Collars, Harness, or Riding Saddles .a Specialty. The Only Collar Maker in the North-East. Sadd'er to 16th Light Horse. All work entrusted to lhe will be executed with neatness and good work* uiansliip. . All wo:k guaranteed Hand-sewn. FOR CASH Leather-lined Collars, 24/ ' Best Dray, cloth-lined. 22/6 Plough, Soring Cart, Gig and Buggy Collars " Large Slock of Indian Canes, Owing to the dry seasou, it is- my in tention to uive the public the benefit of Reductions, on everything in the line for Cash, in order to keep my hands full...