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VIOLET TOWN SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
VIOLET TOWN 8HIRE COUNCIL. Tile following is the engineer's report presented at laBt week's council meeting, and discassion on road-roller: Engineer's Report. 1'hBve the honor to report as follows: -On Tuesday and Wednesday, 7tb and 8th inst., I interviewed the Country Roads Board, submitting the plans. etc , to them. From the letter received' since, the proposal is put before yon that the metalling bUiII be continued to the N.W. corner of the racecourse, and that the gravelled portions shall be thoroughly repaired and sheeted sud the unformed parts gravelled, 60 as to mules a con tinuous roadway. This work is to be rolli'd with a five to seven ton roller. As instructed I visited the plnce 011 the Murchison road where the dam made by Mr Deggs bocks water on to that road. On seeing Mr Beggs, he prom ised to cut a drain to carry off most of- this water from the roadway. There is, however, very little difference now between the level at the end of the bank of the dam and the centre of ...
THE PRODIGAL SON, V.C. A WAR STORY IN WHICH A SERGEANT OF THE R.F.A. PLAYS THE TITLE ROLE. I. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
THE PRODIGAL SON, V.C. * WAR STORY IN WHICH SERGEANT OF THE R.F.A. PLAVS THE TITLE ROLE. By Ottweil Binns. I The station was crowded with i troops, British Tommies in facetious mood, who wure tryinB' 011 every one ?J who looked in the least French, -I strange scraps of language picked up 1 from phrase-books since leaving Eng land. ..Oil, 1 say there, commencer la ma chine!" (start the engine;. ..Can't, old man," shouted an an swering voice, "it's got un pneu!" (a puncture). "Donnez-moi un billet pour" (Give wo a ticket for ; .Berlin!" yelled a score of voices. A roar ot laughter went up, in I which joined three lied Cross nurses, who were standing near watching the scene with bright eyes. "Aren't they fine fellows?" said one. "Nothing daunts them, not even a strange tongue." "Yes, -Mary, and there's a particu larly line fellow there-that tall ser geant, I niciin, over there on the right." The nurse so addressed turned to look at the sergeant, and as he hap pened to suing round at' t...
Lance-Corporal Alexander. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Lance-Corporal Alexander. Lance-Gorpo'»al Alexander (ng^d 29) was the eldest . j-on of Mr and Mrs J. Alexander, of Fawcett'sOreenk, Kyogio. He was one of tiia firs' ta pn'ist, and left Kyogle with the hatch nf thirteen of fourteen men under Lieut. A. J. Ogilvy on Thursday. AugiiBt 27th, 15114. His death at the Dardanelles on May 28th occasioned the deepest sorrow. His parents lived at Violet Town for years, and the young man learnt his trado as a printer at the "Sentinel" office prior to leaving for N.S.W. For Beven years he had acted as foreman in the "Exam iner" office, Kvogle. He wns absolutely dependable, ever willing to take the rough with the smooth, ready for any emergency, and scrupulously straight forward-material for an excellent soldier. If at any time (soys the Kyogie Examiner) it became necessary for the proprietor to leave for a few days, the business could safely be entrus ted to Gus's keejiing. He was as loyal to his duty as ha ha6 proved to his couutrv. We mourn his...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. "Reporter": A' case was heard at the City Court the other day In which tils defendant being deaf and dumb the proceedings had to be' carried out in that rather tedious language. Some years ago a rather peppery P.M. had a similar case before him: It was a hot day and the court was crowded, and the deaf and dumb defendant had re source to all his rights. The ser geant's Angers were tired with mani pulating the alphabet, and the P.M, who could not read finger talk, was iilte a bear with a sore head. At last the evidence was taken, and after a lengthy speech by the defendant on his fingers he was let down with a £1 fine, in default seven days. Then the miracle happened, and the supposed mute remarked that it was "a d d shame." When the court had recover ed itself the defendant was in the cells, and the prosecuting sergeant nearly in a fit. "Bring the scheming scoundrel back " begah the beak, but he stopped to laugh, and the court laughed with him, and adjourned for...
PRIVATE CHARLES POWLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
PRIVATE CHARLES POWLEY. Private Charles Powley, son of Mr and Mrs E. H. Powley, of Boweya, near Wangaratta, who volunteered with the first Australian Expeditionary Force, was killed in action when the Australians first landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25thf and the sad news of his death was first received in a letter from his brother, Private J. H. Powley, who al90 went wilh the name force and is now in the hospital (says the Despatch). The letter containing the information was written in the hospital on May 3rd, and the writer presumed that the rela tives had been officially informed by the I >(-fence Departmsot of the gad death of the young soldier. By neglect or error, however, no intimation waB sent, and the family was waiting in hopeful antici pation for a letter to say how the boys wpre getting on. That letter, which came to hand on Tuesday, contained news that staggered the family and rela tives. They were then acquainted with the fact that their son and brother ...
HEROES IN HOLLAND FINE SPIRIT OF BRITISH PRISONERS. BRAVELY PREPARING FOR DAY OF LIBERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
HEROES IN HOLLAND FINE SPIRIT OF BRITISH PRISONERS. BRAVELY PREPARING FOR DAY OF LIBERTY. Condemned, to inaction after only &lt;a brief period o£ service in the field, the 1st Royal Naval Brigade interned at Groningen in Holland is proving worthy of the reputation it made for itself at Antwerp. Singular proof of the stoicism and cheerfulness of the prisoners is to be found in the maga zine which they have just started. Its pages form an admirable chronicle of activity befitting men of the finest fighting service in the world. The opening article of the first number is written by Commodore Wilfred Hen-' derson. His theme is "Playing the Game," and the men of the brigade cut off from their chosen field of work are asked to play it like thoroughbred Britishers. The object of the maga zine is' to present a faithful record of the life at Groningen. The record is a striking one. Educational classes have been formed to help the men whose studies have been interruped by the war. Lan...
PRINCIPAL PTE'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
PRINCIPAL PTE'S OPINION. The monthly report of the principal of the Dookie Agricultural College (Mr Pre) shows that tho prospects for the season at the college are good. In his report Mr Pye says: "From post experience long dry seaBOQs, followed by seasonable rains, angur well for good returns at harvest. The laud baa been sweetened, and it is not yet cold, henoe good peimination may be expected in the fields sown with grain. The possibility of having to re-sow a part of the early sown crop bad been anticipated, but it will not now be necessary, as the seed which germinated about the middle of April, and bad apparently died back, is putting forth new growth, Including the ex perimental area, 9G0 acres of crop have been sown, and 210 acres are yet to be sown. Fallowing for next aeaBOD's crop will then be proceeded wilb, and will also be in progress in the event of rain stopping seeding operations. The rains have, brought up a fine growth of grass on the college pastures, and by the e...
Gunner's Straight Tip. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Gunner's Straight Tip. Send the strikers in Englaud out here tor a spell in the trenches. If they could see the ruined homes of the people, the women and children walking about without shelter or food, they would perhaps "take a tumble" and come to their senses. I am sure that if they would only realise Eng land has got a very big thing on, and it is impossible, for her to maintain an efficient Army and Navy when workers at home are not doing their sliare, they would drop their agitations -which are only prolonging the war. Send us the ammunition. We will do the rest. -Gunner H. V. Baker, 27th Batt., R.F.A., in Belgium.
TAMLEUGH NORTH [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
TAMLEUGH NOBTH Tho fino rainfall of the past week has had the effect of greatly improving tho season's prospects. The crops show a decided im provement, and although rather backward, aro very healthy. Un fortunately a few of the early sown ones aro rather thin, ;ls some o( tho seed germinated but failed to come through the ground. Grass is growing nicely, but is still very short, there being no old grass to protect- it. andt keep it growing during the cold weather. Tho mortality in stock, taken as a whole, has not been as severe as in other districts,, although a few owners have been unfortunate in losing a fairly largo number of horses and sheep. Sir. Franlj, Treahy, a former resi dent, who has enlisted, paid a hur ried Visit to this district to bid farewell to his relatives before go ing to tho front. He is a fino. strapping young fellow, and should be just the class of soldier to win distinction. Ho sailed on Sat urday last. Tho grass an' -t= ->"e grow ing nicely, and i.' i..u...
The Gentleman Ranker. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
The Gentleman Ranker. These are marvellous times for the study of human nature at Its best. Per sonally, I am very proud of our bat-, talion. When one realises that nearly all these chaps have left good homes, and volunteered for service, one can not help feeling proud of them. I have met some tough customers In my time, and also some of the best, but my hat's off to the "Gentleman Rank er" every time. He is the man that is giving up things, and doing his bit like a man. ?A soldier writing to a friend.
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Church Services. Presbyterian-Knrramomus 2.30, Violet Town 7.30 Mr Norris.. 1 Methodist-Violet Town II, VYarrenbayno West 3, Violet Town 7.30, Rer. Edwards; Baddaginnie 11, Mr Cook; Baddaginnie 7.30 Mr Johnson; Boho3, Band 1; Upotipotpon ! 3, Mr Peacock; Earlston 3, MrT. Gibbs. Church of England-Violet Town 11 (no), Stony Creek 3, Violet Town 7.30, Wednes day 8, Confirmation Clasa. Violet Town, Thursday 3, Confirmation Class, Boho, Thursday 8, Tamleugh.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Unreserved' Clearing Sale. LAND, STOCK, FURNITURE, ETC. SATURDAY, JUNE 26th at 1 o'clock Sharp. ESTRIBLING under instructions « from James H. Boyle, will sell on tho premises, Baird Street, Violet Town, ns under-" LAND. i acrcs on Mnrchison road, known as Coughlau's, and sowu with oats; also two half acre allots, in Baird street. CATTLE. 1 jersey cow, in milk (exceptionally good), 1 jeraoy cow on third calf, 2 jersey heifers 1 year old, 1" jersey bull, yearling. HORPES. Racing pony Veritas, 6 yrs, by Guide,, bay gelding, Harmbert 4yrs by Harmattan-Filbert;- brown mare, Music, with filly by Harmattan, bay mare, gig and harness. FURNITURE. Leather suite, 7 pieces; piano by Lipp (now); cane and other chairs; 3 double beds and mattresses, wash stands and ware, dressing, tables, bedroom suite, extension table, 3 other tables, sideboard, overmantel, sewing machine,garden eeat, lawnmower and roller, 4 Venetian blinds, curtains and poles, linos, carpets 12x12, fender and irons, lamps, pictu...
PAYMENT OF RATES. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
PAYMENT OP RATES. Notwithstanding the dull times, the shire secretory was kept busy in receipt of custom, in tlio shape of rates, till n late hour on tho 10th inst. While not malting a record, nevertheless iho pay ments were of a highly satisfactory nature, giving promise of u good year from a municipal point of view. The receipts were as follows: 10ir». North Central South Current £579 11 9 £602 11 4 £435 19 7 Arrears 30 1 6 21 19 o 18 13 0 Interest 1 15 9 170 14 11 £611 9 0 £525 17 I £455 17 6 As compared with 1914 ns follows: Current £(>01 10 3 £546 15 0 £439 7 0 Arrcarrs ' 60 16 10 59 17 0 42 19 6 Interest 418 3 16 0 2 15 2 . £666 14 9 £610 8 0 £485 1 8 Take a doublo dose of Chamber lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy at tho first sign of cramps or colic and a threatened attack may be warded oil. Hundreds of people who aro attacked with cramps and colic uso Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy. It never fails to give relief. Sold by all cliem istg and storekeepers.
Violet Town Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Violet COIOII Sentinel Published Every Tuesday Morning TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1915. Hit. ANBTEY, M.P., is very much in evi dence at the piescnt moment. Politi cians and newspaper men are exercised in mind as to whether the attitude of the member for Bouike represents a definite breakawoy from Labor authority ' and control, or simply an extraordinary means to force action along special lines. Possibly Mr. Anstey himself cannot forecast the ultimate effect of the stand be iR taking, though his immediate ob jective is apparent to all, and (judging by the meeting held in Melbourne ou Sunday evening) finds approval with a great.many (jf'his followers, ,The claim that the federal'Governnient'shOuld take instant action to keep-itlreijfrices of ne cessaries from 'being "advanced by the " fat man " natnrally «thiols a sympa thetic "Well done " from those who have to labor and sweat .for their daily or weekly wage, and who see prices monutinK Tor everything they consumc. How much of this increasq,...
The Boy Heroes. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
The Boy Heroes. These young officers of ours take lead like veterans witli years of ex perience. It was simply awful at Neuve Chapelle to see the lads who had studied for years get "plucked" in the bud the first time out. When on leave from Australia I did not re lish the idea of saluting so many youngsters, but now I am convinced that they are as worthy of a salute as I the seniors, and they will get a "puk ka" one from me in future. -Corpl. Stead, now in France.
Turkish Shells Hit the "Lizzie." [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
Turkish Shells Hit the "Lizzie." We lmd one little surprise. -We were firing serenely at their (the Turkish) forts, across an island, with an aero plane directing our aim, when they sprang upon us some field batteries that we hadn't bargained for. The re sult was that they made about a dozen dents in us, and smashed up a couple of our boats. But the damage is in significant, as the only place where their shells made any impression was the upper structure, wherfe the plate would only be half an inch thick or so. Of course, holes there are easily patch ed up. During one action I heard a quaint bit of sarcasm. A shell had just smashed into the ship's side, and the man next to me exclaimed. "Good heavens, the gentleman nearly won a gold watch that time! Give him a packet of cigarettes." -Norman Leigh, on I-I.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.
ONLY 31 CHILDREN! ITALIAN NEWSVENDOR BREAKS RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
ONLY 31 CHILDREN! ITALIAN NEWSVENDOR BREAKS RECORD. This week Anastasio Chelotti, a ncwsvendor, of Savona, in Italy, cele brated the birth of his 31st child, on whom he bestowed the name of Can dido. Chelotti, who is just turned CO, remarked at the christening:-"At 21 years of age I married a girl of 19, who made me an annual present of a male child lor 19 years running. Then she died. Before I was out of my 40th yenr 1 married again, and my second wife added another dozen to the family. I have 19 sons living, all healthy and strong. The 20th fell fighting in the Libyan desert with the words 'Viva Savoia!' on Ills lips. Eight of my boys are married and have married children ot their own."
SARI BAIR [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
SARI BAIR On the day we hit the transport there was cheerin' on the pier, An' the girls were wavin' hankies as they dropped a partin' tear, An' wo felt like little heroes as we watched the crowd recede, For we sailed to prove Australia and our boastin' of the breed. There was Green, who'd come from clerlun' in a Sydney clotliin' store; There was me an' Craig, of Queens ' land, with his hulkin' six foot four; An' little Smith, of Collingwood, who howled a ragtime air, On the day've left the Leeuwir. bound lior'-west for God-knows-wliere. On the day we came to Cairo with its niggers an' its din, To fill our eyes with desert sand, our souls with Eastern sin, There was cursiu' an' complainin'; we were hungerin' for fight Little imitation soldiers full of vanity an' skite. Then they worked us-Gtod! they worked us, t.ill we knew what driiiin' meant; Till men began to feel like men an' wasters to repent; Till we grew to liate all Egypt an' its desert, an' its stinks, On the days we drilled...
POSTBAG OF THE WAR LETTERS FROM THE FIRING LINE. Can the Horses Tell? [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
POSTBAG OF THE WAR LETTERS FROM THE FIRING LINE. Can the Horses Tell? After one of our batteries had fired a few rounds we heard a shell coming towards us. One of the horses looked in that direction with his ears set back. The animal got fldgetty, reared and wheeled right around to his left, taking the driver with him. The shell burst, and when the smoke had clear ed away we saw that it had fallen in the exact place where the horse was formerly standing. Neither horse nor driver was hurt. By Pte. F. G. Friend.
FILLING THE GAPS SERIOUS FACTS. URGENT NEED FOR RECRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Violet Town Sentinel — 22 June 1915
FILLING THE GAPS j SERIOUS FACTS. URGENT NEED FOR RECRUITS. When we started 'we aimed at 20,000 men-one division. Kitchener suggested reinforcements for "wast age," and we worked this out by text book formulae at GO per cent, each six months-about 2000 a month. Then we sent new brigades and more artil lery-especially, at Kitchener's re quest, more artillery. Wo began to aim at maintaining two full divisions -one army corps-at full strength throughout the war. Now we have S3.000 men in the firing line or train ing for it, and we find that even these are far from enough. The figures show how the German methods o£ warfare, with tlieir contra diction of all text-book rules, have nearly swept us off our feet. Experts here and in London had little idea of what was coming., There was even a disposition in Melbourne to regard the first 20,000 as a remarkably handsome offer. Men in responsible positions, who have since done great work in getting the second, third and fourth lots of 20,000 to...